UN World Heritage Committee threatens to delist German site if bridge is

It would be the first time any site has been struck off the World Heritage List, which currently numbers 812 sites declared to be of outstanding universal value in terms of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) 1972 World Heritage Convention.At its annual meeting in Vilnius, Lithuania, the Committee put the 18-kilometres-long site on the List of World Heritage in Danger in an effort to avert Dresden municipality’s plans to build the bridge, which it said would have such a serious impact on the “integrity of property’s landscape” that it may no longer deserve to be on the World Heritage List. It added that it would “consider, in a prudent manner, delisting the site from the World Heritage List in 2007 if the plans are carried through.” The site is an outstanding cultural landscape that integrates the celebrated baroque setting and suburban garden city into an artistic whole within the river valley. It was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2004.At the same time, the Committee removed Cologne Cathedral in Germany, Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary in Senegal, the Group of Monuments at Hampi, India and Ichkeul National Park in Tunisia from the List of World Heritage in Danger thanks to improved conservation.In the case of Cologne, municipal officials decided to scale down plans for new high rise buildings that threatened the dominant landmark position on the city skyline of the Cathedral, a masterpiece of German Gothic architecture begun in 1248 and completed in 1880.In Djoudj, bio-control measures enabled managers to eradicate invasive plant species that threatened the wetland sanctuary for some 1.5 million birds. Reduced motor traffic and the decision to change the location of a planned shopping centre removed the threat to the Hampi complex of rich temples and palaces built in the 14th to 16th centuries, when it was the capital of the last great Hindu Kingdom of Vijayanagar. And in Ichkeul, an end to using the lake’s water for agriculture cut the salinity of the last fresh water lake in a chain that once extended across North Africa and is now a sanctuary for hundreds of thousands of migratory birds. The Committee, which meets until 16 July, will also pick new candidates to join the World Heritage List that already includes sites as unique and diverse as the wilds of East Africa’s Serengeti, the Pyramids of Egypt, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and the baroque cathedrals of Latin America. read more

ORS announces internal research grants

The Brock University Office of Research Services has announced the results of two of its internal research funding competitions.Eight researchers have received seed grants under the Brock SSHRC Institutional Grant (BSIG).The faculty and their research programs are:Kimberley Gammage, Department of Kinesiology: “I hate bathing suit shopping: Men’s experiences shopping for bathing suits”Ivan Medovikov, Department of Economics: “Macroeconomic News Index: A Quantitative Measure of Key Economic News”Michael Savage, Department of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies in Education, “Teachers’ and school staff’s perceptions of mental health and wellness”Samir Trabelsi, Department of Accounting, “IFRS Adoption, Real Earnings Management, Governance Attributes, and IPO Failure Risk”Ebru Ustundag, Department of Geography, “Peer Research in Sex Work: Street Level Assessment in St. Catharines”Tony Volk, Department of Child and Youth Studies, “Redefining Bullying: A Cross-Cultural Pilot”Katharine von Stackelberg, Department of Classics, “Hortus inclusus: Expanding boundaries of Space and Time”Kai-Yu Wang, “Counterfactual Thinking, Construal Level and Product Attribute Preferences”Seven researchers received seed grants under the Brock University Advancement Fund (BUAF):Joanne Crawford, Department of Nursing, “A pilot study to assess colorectal cancer screening beliefs, attitudes, benefits, barriers, knowledge, and uptake using the Colon Cancer Screening Survey”Andrea Josse, Department of Kinesiology, “Effects of a weight management intervention with increased dairy intake on body composition and bone health in overweight and obese girls”Sheila O’Keefe-McCarthy, Department of Nursing, “Item Generation of the Prodromal Symptoms Screening Scale (PS_SS): A Focus Group Study”Dawn Prentice, Department of Nursing, “Self-triage in the emergency department: Validation of the sensitivity and reliability of patient self-report”Lynn Rempel, Department of Nursing, “Making the Invisible Visible: Educating Emergency Room Nurses to Provide Compassionate Miscarriage Care”Karyn Taplay, Department of Nursing, “Reflection through simulation: Experienced from the perspective of the vented patient”Dawn Zinga, Department of Child and Youth Studies, “The Lived Experiences of Youth Engaged in Performance Arts”“We are pleased to support our researchers as they prepare their various funding applications,” says Vice-President, Research Gary Libben. “The committee was impressed by the variety of innovative and creative applications. It was a tough choice to make.”The Brock SSHRC Institutional Grant (BSIG) consists of funding from the federal government’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council to help Brock develop and maintain a solid base of research and research-related activities in SSHRC-supported disciplines.Seed grants from this fund provide researchers with up to $5,000 funding for one year for projects aimed towards developing an application for submission to a SSHRC competition. Funds can be used for a pilot research project, hiring a student to assist with the research project or other research expenses.The Brock University Advancement Fund (BUAF) provides faculty from all disciplines with seed research funding in preparation for future submission to an external funding agency and funding for special pursuits. This grant provides seed funding for small-scale research or pilot projects that will be developed into mature research proposal submissions. read more

Big run sends Nebraska past Western Illinois 7349

LINCOLN, Neb. — James Palmer Jr. scored 10 straight points in a 35-4 first-half run that pushed Nebraska past Western Illinois 73-49 Saturday.Nebraska (5-1) was sluggish at the start, trailing Western Illinois 9-4 in the early going. The Huskers then slapped on the defence, holding the Leathernecks (2-4) to just five points in the next 15 minutes.The Huskers led 17-11 when Palmer heated up, hitting three layups, a jumper in the lane and a pair of free throws, putting Nebraska up 27-14 with 4:35 left in the half. Nebraska led by 23 at intermission.Nebraska hit 57 per cent of its shots in the first half while holding Western Illinois to 24 per cent.Nebraska opened the second half with 10-0 run, going up 50-17 on Glynn Watson Jr.’s 3 pointer with 17:41 remaining.Watson led Nebraska with 20 points. Palmer finished with 19 points.C.J. Duff had 13 points for Western Illinois.BIG PICTURENebraska: After scoring more than 80 points in their first four games, the Huskers had just 52 points in a Tuesday loss to Texas Tech. Nebraska got its scoring back on track Saturday, scoring 40 in the first half. Nebraska is now averaging 80 points per game.Western Illinois: Leatherneck 7-foot-senior centre Brandon Gilbeck came into Saturday’s game leading the nation in blocked shots per game at 5.5 and second in total blocks at 21 Gilbeck was foul-plagued Saturday, playing just 14 minutes before fouling out. He still got three blocks against the Huskers.UP NEXTNebraska: The Cornhuskers travel to Clemson to play the Tigers in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Monday.Western Illinois: The Leathernecks host Southern Illinois-Edwardsville on WednesdayKent Wolgamott, The Associated Press read more

Mens soccer looks to rebound against Akron

OSU sophomore defender Austin Bergstrom (25) chases the ball during a game against Northwestern on Sept. 14 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU won, 2-0.Credit: Muyao Shen / Lantern photographerWith its first loss of the season in the rearview mirror, the Ohio State men’s soccer team is set for a quick turnaround against another tough opponent.OSU is scheduled to take on Akron (3-2-1) Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.The Buckeyes (2-1-3, 1-1-0) fell to then-No. 10 Penn State, 1-0, on the road Sunday for their first loss of the 2014 campaign, and the effort level in that contest did not sit well with several members of the team.“We didn’t play very well,” senior midfielder Max Moller said. “We held back too much, sat back, played too much defense, didn’t step up. It’s a learning lesson. We learned what we have to work on. It really exposed all our weaknesses.”Sophomore forward Christian Soldat echoed those statements of disappointment.“There’s a lot of things you can blame it on, but overall, we really gave them too much credit, them being Penn State and a top-10 team,” Soldat said. “We kind of sat back in the first half and let them build momentum when we should’ve came out flying as the underdogs.”OSU and Akron aren’t strangers to each other’s programs. Wednesday’s matchup marks the 37th meeting between the two schools. Akron has dominated the series with a 27-6-3 all-time record, including a 1-0 victory in Akron, Ohio, last season.“We know how they play, they probably know how we play, and we can come out, have a good scouting report, and work on defensively and offensively how we can take them down,” Soldat said.The Zips were the 2010 national champions, and made it to the sweet 16 in last year’s NCAA Tournament. However, the team dropped its first two regular season games this season and drew another before rattling off three straight victories coming into this week’s game.OSU coach John Bluem said he thinks the Zips have worked through their early season struggles in what is only the second season in charge for coach Jared Embick and are ready to bring their A-game.“The names have changed, the coaching staff has changed, but they are still getting really, really quality recruits,” Bluem said. “They had a difficult start to the season, but they have (13) freshmen, so they have a lot of really young players on their team, and now they’ve won three straight. It seems like they’re finding the way, so I anticipate that they’re going to be a pretty well-oiled machine when they come in here Wednesday night and we’re going to have to be at our very best.”Aside from the on-field matchup, the game holds a special meaning for Bluem and the rest of the team, as it is the annual Connor Senn Memorial Match.Senn, then a freshman on the men’s soccer team, collapsed on the field during a game at Akron on Sept. 26, 2001. He was rushed to the hospital, but died that night from a congenital heart defect.The Connor Senn Memorial Fund was established by Dr. Lance Senn, Senn’s father, to raise money for scholarship fund an educational symposium. Proceeds collected at the game will go to the fund and the Dorothy M. Davis Heart & Lung Research Institute at the Wexner Medical Center.“It’s hard to believe it’s been (13) years since Connor passed,” Bluem said. “The game has seen some changes over the years, but the one thing that’s been consistent is it’s been a wonderful community event.“It always saddens me quite a bit when we have this game,” Bluem continued. “It just brings back the memory of that tragic night.”Bluem said he plans to share a moment with the team before the game to stress the preciousness of the time they get to spend together and motivate his squad to play for a “special reason” in Senn’s memory.After the matchup with the Zips, OSU is set to take on Dayton on Saturday at 1 p.m. in Dayton, Ohio. read more

How Google Searches Can Predict Hockey Ticket Sales

You may have doubts, as some readers did, about whether Google searches are a reliable way to predict that an NHL expansion team would struggle in Las Vegas. But it’s actually a pretty good way to forecast this kind of thing, and there’s another way to prove it:It turns out that there’s a strong relationship between Google searches and an NHL team’s bottom line. How often fans are Googling the term “NHL” in a metro area reliably predicts how much they’re spending on hockey tickets.In the chart below, I’ve estimated how much fans spent on tickets at each NHL arena during the past regular season. The process is simple: I just took total home attendance and multiplied it by the average ticket price.1The average ticket price is estimated based on a 50/50 blend of face-value and resale-market prices. For face-value prices, I used data from Team Marketing Report. For resale prices, I used data from TiqIQ, averaging prices from the start of the 2014-15 season and its most recent report in February. Then I compared ticket spending against the estimated number of NHL fans in each market based on Google search traffic.2The only new wrinkle: I subdivided fans between the New York Rangers, the New York Islanders and the New Jersey Devils based on the relative Google search volume for each team in the New York metro area. The Rangers are more popular than the other teams and capture more than half of New York’s hockey fan base. I did the same in the Los Angeles area; the LA Kings are more popular than the Anaheim Ducks. As you can see, there’s a strong correlation. Nine of the 10 most popular teams based on Google searches also ranked in the top 10 in ticket sales this season, the exception being the Philadelphia Flyers.Further, there are huge differences in ticket sales between the top and bottom teams. Whereas fans spent only $27 million on Florida Panthers tickets this season, they shelled out more than $184 million (in U.S. dollars) to see the Toronto Maple Leafs play.Most of the differences are based on discrepancies in ticket prices rather than attendance. The NHL is a terrific live-spectator experience — I say this as someone who spends way too much on Rangers tickets — and most NHL teams can sell out their arenas if they charge the right price. But the right price varies. Whereas the average ticket cost $236 in Toronto, it was $74 in Tampa.The relationship is even clearer if we chart the data:You’ll notice that there are some diminishing returns to having more fans in your area.3I’ve used a logarithmic curve to fit the data, which tracks it more closely than a linear fit. Perhaps this is because there are only so many good seats available for each game or because larger markets like Toronto and New York have more non-hockey substitutes for the fan’s entertainment dollar.Still, the correlation is clear, and very strong. The size of the fan base, based on Google searches, accounts for 81 percent of the differences in ticket sales.4The 81 percent figure reflects the coefficient of determination of the regression line.You could undoubtedly do a bit better still by accounting for other factors, like how well the team has played recently. The on-ice success of the Chicago Blackhawks may explain why they do so well at the box office, for instance.But there aren’t a lot of exceptions, and there aren’t a lot of favorable precedents for a hockey team in Las Vegas. The Nashville Predators are a comparative success story — they’re a very good team that’s made some inroads in a highly non-traditional hockey market. And yet, while the Preds are usually selling out their rink, fans are paying comparatively little for tickets. So Nashville ranked just 24th in NHL ticket spending this year, and the Predators have barely been breaking even financially.Several other teams in non-traditional hockey markets — the Arizona Coyotes and Florida Panthers, for instance — are losing money. And most of them play in metro areas with considerably larger populations than Las Vegas.When should you be skeptical of Google Trends data? Sometimes ambiguities of language can cause problems. (Do you mean Kenny Rogers the singer or Kenny Rogers the pitcher?) And as the complexity of the analysis increases, so can the potential for error. It proved to be more difficult than Google expected to determine which searches predicted flu outbreaks, for example — although that was more an issue of flawed analysis than faulty data.In this case, though, Google is just stating the obvious: Putting an NHL team in a small market in the middle of the desert isn’t a good gamble. read more

Ohio State wrestling seeks to get back on track against No 7

OSU redshirt senior Johnni DiJulius (left) sizes up his opponent during a match against Arizona State on Nov. 20 at St. John Arena. OSU won 28-9.Credit: Mason Swires | Lantern reporterAfter sustaining a tough upset loss last Saturday, the Ohio State wrestling team has a quick recovery on its mind on Sunday.That matchup will feature No. 11 OSU (5-2, 2-1) playing host to No. 7 Nebraska (9-1, 3-1) at 2 p.m. in St. John Arena.Last week, the Buckeyes fell to the now-No. 10 Michigan by a score of 21-11.The upset loss was one that OSU did not take lightly.“There were seven weight classes where we didn’t score any offensive points,” OSU coach Tom Ryan said. “It’s critical this week that we are putting ourselves in scoring positions.”Redshirt senior Hunter Stieber fully agreed with his coach that the team needs to be more aggressive in the coming matchup.“We didn’t really shoot that much, and when we did, they capitalized on it more than we did,” Stieber said.Sunday will mark the first time the Scarlet and Gray face off against the Cornhuskers this season.The team will try to right the wrongs from last week and move forward.“I think we just need to get back to just wrestling how we want to wrestle and not let our opponent dictate the match,” Stieber said.Nebraska is a unit that is well-respected in the Big Ten, as well as throughout the entire NCAA.Through the last five matchups with OSU, the Cornhuskers have been victorious in four.Led by the likes of junior T.J. Dudley and senior Jake Sueflohn, Nebraska has amassed 205 points so far, and a record of 9-1 overall.Also over the span of the last five years, Nebraska has finished nationally ranked inside the top 15 every season.So, with the high pedigree of their opponent, Ryan and the Buckeyes know exactly what the Cornhuskers bring to the table.“They’re a tough, gritty team,” Ryan said. “I think every one of their guys is ranked in the top 15 or so.”All of the probable starters for Nebraska are, in fact, ranked in the top 25 in the InterMat polls.The Cornhuskers unit will be a test for the OSU team, but Ryan said he is confident in his wrestlers.“They’ve got a really tough dual-meet team, and it’s going to be one heck of a match,” Ryan said.A healthy lineupIn the 2014-15 season, the OSU wrestling team sustained a few setbacks in terms of injuries to key members of the team.“Last year we struggled to put a healthy team on the mat all year,” Ryan said.This year, the team seems to be in peak shape, and ready for a run at repeating as NCAA champions.One of the most notable injuries from last season was sustained by Stieber.At the start of the year, Stieber was one of the top-ranked wrestlers in the 149-pound weight class before a knee injury limited him to participating in just 10 matches.Now, the redshirt senior has had time to heal, and is ready for the season ahead.“I haven’t wrestled healthy in, like, two years,” Stieber said.Although there are still small hiccups here and there, Stieber returned to the starting lineup last week.He will likely draw a tough opponent in Sueflohn on Sunday.Looking aheadAfter Sunday’s showdown with the Cornhuskers, OSU is scheduled to continue its Big Ten portion of the season, squaring off against Michigan State on Jan. 24.The two teams met in the Michigan State Open earlier this season, where both teams performed well.The match is set to take place at Walsh Jesuit High School in Cleveland at 2 p.m. read more

Victims may learn why black cab rapist was released as ministers promise

first_imgThe Sunday Telegraph understands that Nick Hardwick, the chairman of the Parole Board, is considering publishing the rationale behind a three-member panel’s decision to release taxi rapist John Worboys from prison. It comes as justice minister David Lidington pledges to introduce “greater openness” around the decision-making process for future parole cases to ensure “full confidence” in the justice system. Mr Lidington said he had held talks with Prof Hardwick, “about what changes we could make to help victims of crime and provide…center_img Victims of one of Britain’s most prolific sex offenders may learn why he was released from prison as ministers promise today to end secrecy around parole hearings.last_img read more

Hungarian derby MKB Veszprem beat PICK Szeged

11. Pécsi VSE184113468–572–1049   4. Grundfos Tatabánya KC181026481–464+1722   5. B.Braun Gyöngyös18648453–488–3516   3. Csurgói KK1914–5504–496+828   9. Ceglédi KKSE185–13475–559–8410   7. Balatonfüredi KSE186111443–488–4513   2. Pick Szeged171511574–415+15931 The biggest match of the Hungarian League took place on wednesday evening between hosts MKB Veszprém who finished first in their CL group, and guest and so far undefeated league leaders Pick Szeged. Even a one-goal victory would have been enough for the home team. Their first meeting in Szeged resulted in a big victory for Pick, but they later squandered their 2-point lead with a draw in Tatabánya. Pick’s task was close to impossible: to gain points in the Veszprém Arena where even THW Kiel were unable to. Veszprém had two missing players: Carlos Perez, who quit and left for Quatar, and pivot Oneto who suffered major injury earlier. Neither side was dominant in the first 15 minutes, both defences were tight (6-5). At around the 20th minute Chema Rodriguez and Jamali came in and Veszprém lead (8-6). In a few minutes however the guest equalized thanks to acrobatic pivot play by Zubai and a goal from Larholm. Pick Szeged tried shaking up the game with a few substitutions but they were unable to score for 6 minutes, which was immediately punished by Veszprém who enjoyed all benefits of home ground. Players of the guest team and coach László Skaliczki voiced their opinion about several strange decisions by the referees, but this only provoked a 2-minute suspension. The biggest difference of the first half came at the 30th minute (13-9).Veszprém decided the fate of the match  after a few minutes into the second half. Pick’s defence was soft, their attacks couldn’t penetrate the home side’s wall. Goals from Sulc and Prodanovic were only enough to keep the difference at 7 goals (21-14). In the remaining 20 minutes Veszprém kept their lead with Pick trying different attack variations without much success. The end result was 30-22, meaning there are no undefeated teams in the championship and Veszprém are most likely to win the regular season. Pick Szeged can try to beat their biggest domestic rival in the play-off and in the Final4 of the Hungarian Cup.Best scorers: Nagy L., Jamali (5-5), Császár (4) / Prodanovic (5), Sulc, Larholm (4-4)Text: Gábor Várkonyi, Péter ButtyMKB VESZPRÉM-PICK-SZEGED 30-22 (13-9)Veszprém, sudije: Andorka i HuckerVESZPRÉM: Fazekas, Alilovic (goalkeepers), Császár 5, Gulyás 1, Iváncsik G., Iváncsik T. 2, Jamali 5, Laluska 3, Nagy L. 5, Z. Pesic, Rodriguez 2, Schuch 2, Strannig, Sulic 2, Terzic, Ugalde 3. COACH: Carlos Ortega.SZEGED: MIKLER, PRODANOVICS 5, Ancsin 3, SULC 4, Zubai Sz. 1, Larholm4 (3), Vadkerti. Csere: Czina, Blazevic, Balogh Zs. 2, Pribanic 2,Kekezovics 1, Buday COACH: Skaliczki László.   8. Váci KSE185–13449–538–8910   6. FTC-PLER18729466–487–2116 10. Orosházi FKSE184113473–523–509 1. MKB Veszprém KC1817–1673–429+24434 MKB VeszpremPick Szeged ← Previous Story SEHA (Round 14): Metalurg wins, RK Vardar and Tatran share points Next Story → Poland: Vive Kielce with a win ahead of the Wisla Plock clash read more

ACC Bank restructuring results in 180 job losses

first_imgACC BANK ANNOUNCED today that it is withdrawing from providing standard banking products, such as deposit accounts and current accounts, to focus solely on debt recovery.In a statement, they added that during 2014, the bank will close all its business centres to the public and intends to give up its banking licence.It will however continue to be a regulated entity and said it will support its customers in the agriculture sector, “given its strong heritage in this area”.  All funds on deposit with the bank will be repaid in full.Staff reductionAs part of the restructuring there will be a reduction in staff numbers of up to 180 employees. The cost reduction programme will be introduced through a voluntary-led severance programme. Currently staff levels are at approximately 470 employees.Kevin Knightly, Country Manager, said ACCBank had incurred significant losses since 2008 due to the deterioration of the Irish property market.“While costs have been cut significantly, including a substantial restructuring programme in 2009, we are heading towards a situation where, without intervention, our costs will exceed our income during 2014. This is an unsustainable position and we need to take action now,” he said.ACCBank siad it is exploring the possibility of outsourcing a small portion of its loan book, excluding agricultural loans.Under the bank’s restructuring, there will be no changes to the businesses of Rabobank Ireland plc and RaboDirect, two other operations of the Rabobank Group in Ireland, and they will continue to operate as usual with no impact on their customers or businesses as a result of this restructuring.Read: Irish company to recruit 70 engineers after winning €16m contract in Abu Dhabi>Read: Volvo slashes 2,000 jobs worldwide>last_img read more

Day after thoughts on the iPad 2

first_imgSo you’ve had some time to sleep on the iPad 2 announcement. Maybe this wasn’t the momentous event for you that it was for some, but for a lot of people this is where $500+ dollars of their hard-earned dollars will be going, so it’s a big release. And if for some reason you weren’t thrilled with the iPad 2 and are thinking you’ll just go with the original then you can act fast and get one for as low as $349. So it makes sense to get your thoughts together and figure out what you want to do well ahead of the March 11th release date.Just as a refresher, the iPad 2 will get a a dual-core A5 processor, the front and rear cameras, and a slim new design. There might be more RAM, but we haven’t heard anything official about that yet (we hope it’s up from 256MB). There is a new smart case, but that’s just an accessory, not a real selling point. The battery life, storage capacity, display, and even the pricing were all unchanged. And now the iPad comes in white.So ultimately the iPad 2 turned out to be a relatively minor update, but a great starting point for people who are new to the tablet market. Current iPad owners will feel some pressure to upgrade, but probably not enough to leave the original in droves.Sal’s ThoughtsAfter following all the rumors quite closely I wasn’t too surprised with what the iPad 2 turned out to be. My pre-keynote prediction was conservative which matched the announcement’s overall tone. Jobs and the teams pushed the idea that the iPad was wildly successful and Apple was happy with their strategy as well as their hardware. So in one respect I wasn’t disappointed with the iPad 2 because the the more I had read up on carbon fiber backs and Retina displays the less likely they seemed. Sure, I wish they were there–a higher resolution display was at the top of my iPad 2 wishlist–but I still think this is the right evolution for the platform.I’d have really liked to see an SD slot built in. HDMI and stereo speakers would have been nice also. I’d complain about the lack of a 128GB model, but I know I’ll be fine with 16GB or 32GB, so this is a non-issue for me.We did get the two cameras, I know those will be of little use for me on a tablet. Maybe I’ll FaceTime or Skype now and then but not enough that the cameras are a deal-breaker–they are more about getting the iPad up to par. The slimmed down design is great, but I’m more excited about the weight reduction. Even though it’s just 0.2lbs lighter (1.3lbs compared to 1.5lbs) Apple knows that shaving off the ounces and making it more comfortable to hold over extended periods of time is important. The iPad is still a lot heavier than the 7-inch tablets, but I for one think the extra screen space is worth it.Honestly I would have liked to see at least one cool surprise, maybe NFC or HDMI, but instead what we got was a good next step. The iPad caught up to the competitions’ spec sheets but still has the OS, app selection, and user base that sets it so far apart from them. That was the goal here and Apple did it right, so I’m I wouldn’t say that I’m disappointed (though it does sort of make me wish I had just gotten an iPad when it first came out).And for what you really wanted to know and the only pre-release verdict that actually matters: Yes, I’ll be buying one.So readers, what say you? Going to get an iPad 2? Or now that you know what it is, are you going to just pick up an iPad on the cheap? Or maybe you’ve decide that Android is for you and the Motorola Xoom is the way to go.last_img read more

Riverdale Season 2 Episode 7 Recap Moron on the Run

first_img SDCC 2019: ‘Riverdale’ Cast Spills Details on Core ‘Mystery’ for Season 4Top Movies and TV Panels to Keep on Your Radar for SDCC 2019 We all know Archie isn’t the smartest character on Riverdale, but last night, we saw something truly astonishing. He somehow gets even dumber the further away he gets from his hometown. If Jughead wasn’t with him for this episode, he’d probably end up choking to death on his own socks somehow. With the show’s core cast both geographically and emotionally further apart than they’ve ever been, this episode is told in chapters. Each follows a different person, and Hiram Lodge casts a large shadow over all of them.The first follows Archie and Jughead on a quest to escape Hiram Lodge. Needing a place to stay for the night, Archie suggests a creepy old farm next to a ghost town. Because for all the references to horror movies Riverdale tracks in, Archie Andrews has apparently never seen one. By the way, I love Jughead’s justification for staying with Archie. “Betty took down a serial killer last year. You can’t go five minutes without being kidnapped or getting the crap kicked out of you.” Oh my god, he knows! And he’s totally right too. When they’re confronted by two girls threatening them with a shotgun for trespassing, Jughead is the one with the sense to give out fake names and backstories. Jughead is the one to notice how weird it is that there are no men around the farm or the nearby ghost town. Jughead is the one to notice how oddly cagey the girls are being with information that would normally qualify as small talk.Riley Keough as Laurie and KJ Apa as Archie — Photo: Cate Cameron/The CWNot Archie. He keeps derping through life just like he always does. I’d be more frustrated by it, but the character’s stupidity reaches such new heights here, I can’t help but laugh. Riverdale may be going for thriller here, but the unintentional comedy is so strong, I can’t help but enjoy it. At least it appears to be semi self aware about it. Jughead goes into town to take some pictures while Archie stays behind to bale hay shirtless (of course) and spill the entire truth to a girl he just met. He really does need constant supervision. Jughead finds that weird symbol Archie was branded with in prison painted on a wall in town. We still don’t know the full extent of what it means, only that it has some connection to Griffins and Gargoyles, and Hiram Lodge. Jugheads suspicions are confirmed when he runs into a group of girls playing G&G who are more than happy to fill a GM in on what happened to the town. All the men are building a prison that doubles as a drug lab making Fizzle Rocks. Hiram Lodge runs the whole operation, including the farm where Archie is giving up the whole game.He doesn’t even realize something’s up until the girl smacks him over the head with a cast iron skillet. Fortunately, Jughead is there to save him and the two make their escape just before Hiram Lodge gets there. Honestly, that ending is kind of a letdown. Yes, it’s a smart decision, but after a whole chapter of entertainingly dumb ones, it’s disappointing to end on the boring safe choice. It gives them somewhere to go next week at least. And hey, we’re finally going to meet Jughead’s mother.Camila Mendes as Veronica and Charles Melton as Reggie (Photo Credit: Cate Cameron/The CW)Veronica’s story is sadly the weakest of the three. Archie’s stupidity was at least entertaining, Veronica’s is just frustrating and out of character. She runs away from home and starts living in the speakeasy. There, she realizes that it’s not making enough money to survive long term. She sets up a casino night with one of her dad’s competitors, only to realize that he’s planning to take her for all she’s worth. Here’s the disappointing part: Hiram has to be the one to tell her.On the one hand, it’s nice to see that Hiram still does care about his daughter to give her a heads up, even amid all the fighting. What ultimately makes this the weakest story though, is that Veronica doesn’t solve any of the problems herself. Her dad is the one to suggest a way to go. He’s the one to provide a blackjack dealer with fast hands to let Veronica cheat at exactly the right moment. Riverdale is most fun when the kids are clearly smarter than their parents. For the show to pull a complete 180, especially with a character who’s done as many despicable things as Hiram, is more than a letdown. It’s a complete mishandling of Veronica’s character. One piece of advice and she’s completely forgotten every terrible thing her father’s done. She needs to be reminded of what her father’s capable of, to be re-taught something she already knew, to set her story back on track before the next episode. It’s not even fun to watch her turn the tables on a scammer. “It doesn’t matter how you win,” she says. OK, but you didn’t win, Ronnie. You’re father did.Lili Reinhart as Betty (Photo Credit: Cate Cameron/The CW)At least the episode ends with its strongest chapter by far. At the end of last week’s episode, we were left once again desperately wanting to know just what was going on at the Sisters of Quiet Mercy. Since last year, they’ve apparently moved on from torturing gay kids to full on Gargoyle King worship. The game is played out in the open here, and the patients are given Fizzle Rocks as medication. Nothing suspicious about that. Unlike Archie’s farm adventure, Betty’s time here feels both mysterious and dangerous. She’s desperately trying to figure out what’s going on here, and answers are hard to come by. Especially since Ethel is the queen in here, and is more than happy to be a snitch for the sisters.Betty playing detective always makes for good TV, and it’s made better here by a truly intriguing mystery and a sense that there is no safe space for Betty. She has to be on her toes everywhere she goes, and Ethel is always watching. Shannon Purser really gets to flex in this episode, and she plays the villain so well here. There’s also a brilliant line where Betty confronts Ethel about kissing Jughead, where Ethel says they’re going to be a ship. Betty incredulously responds, “Ethelhead?” I love it when the show so blatantly bates the fandom like this. It’s a reminder that things are going to get real stupid on a pretty regular basis on this show. Might as well have some fun with it.Lili Reinhart as Betty and Shannon Purser as Ethel (Photo Credit: Cate Cameron/The CW)After Betty sees Hiram Lodge poking around the place, she starts wondering what’s really going on. And she’s pretty sure she’ll find her answers in her medical file, which is kept locked up in the infirmary. She fakes a seizure to get inside and waits until the nurse and nuns leave her alone. She picks the lock and finds pretty clear evidence that Hiram Lodge is using the residents of the convent to test the effects of Fizzle Rocks. She tries to make her escape using the basement route they broke Cheryl out of last season. Unfortunately, it’s been bricked up since then. The nuns, led by Ethel, catch up to Betty, force Fizzle Rocks into her mouth, and drag her in front of the Gargoyle King. We don’t know what happens in there, but the next day, she’s strangely complacent. And she sees the Gargoyle king standing behind the nuns.Probably the biggest disappointment of this episode is that the first two stories have no consequence. It’s like there’s no reason for them to be there, but the show needed to pad out Betty’s storyline before next week’s midseason finale. This is the second time Riverdale has done the three chapters thing, and it’s not nearly as special or meaningful as the first.  Even the three stories being connected by Hiram Lodge’s presence had no real payoff. It was an attempt to lend the episode a structure that just wasn’t there. We didn’t learn anything new about Hiram or his business dealings, he was just kind of there in all three. At least Betty’s story made up for everything that came before it. As much fun as I had laughing at Archie’s stupidity, I probably would have preferred a single Betty-centric episode. Hey, maybe we’ll get something a little closer to that in next week’s midseason finale.Riverdale airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on The CW.Previously on Riverdale:Riverdale Season 3 Episode 6 RecapRiverdale Season 3 Episode 5 RecapRiverdale Season 3 Episode 4 Recap Stay on targetlast_img read more

Genetic study of 15th century samples shows adaptive changes in bacteria that

first_img © 2018 Phys.org The skeleton (right) excavated at the St. Nikolay Church in Oslo, which carried sequences for the pathogen of louse-borne relapsing fever. Credit: PNAS Citation: Genetic study of 15th century samples shows adaptive changes in bacteria that cause relapsing fever (2018, September 25) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-09-genetic-15th-century-samples-bacteria.html More information: Meriam Guellil et al. Genomic blueprint of a relapsing fever pathogen in 15th century Scandinavia, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2018). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1807266115 Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Explore furthercenter_img Gene study pinpoints superbug link between people and animals Relapsing fever, as its name implies, is an ailment whereby an infected person experiences a fever several times following a single infection. If untreated, it is fatal in 10 out of 40 cases. It is transmitted by fleas and lice. Back in the 15th century, it was responsible for killing millions of people in Europe—today, it is mostly confined to several countries in Africa. In this new effort, the researchers conducted a genetic analysis of the bacteria that caused the disease 600 years ago and compared it to bacteria causing the same disease today. Samples of Borrelia recurrentis were retrieved from skeletons excavated from St. Nikolai Cemetery in Old Oslo—they have been dated to between 1430 and 1465.After generating a genetic assembly, the researchers compared it with genetic assemblies created by prior researchers studying the genome of the modern form of the bacteria. This allowed them to see how the bacteria has evolved over time.The researchers report that they were able to sequence approximately 17 percent of the bacterial genome from skeletal bones which they bolstered by sequencing samples taken from teeth. Using data from both, they were able to sequence approximately 98.2 percent of the main chromosome. Comparing the findings with modern strains, they found that the earlier strains lacked three variable short protein genes and one plasmid found on modern strains. Prior research has shown that the proteins act as proinflammatory agents for the bacteria, which, the researchers note, are key elements of the relapsing nature of the disease. They note further that such changes likely account for the differences in relapse rates—the disease tended to relapse just once or twice back in the 1400s, but is known to relapse up to five times in people afflicted today. A team of researchers with members from the University of Oslo and the Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research has conducted a genetic analysis of the bacteria that causes relapsing fever obtained from 15th century skeletons in Norway. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the group describes their study and what they found when they compared their results with the genome of modern bacteria. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Irate students call for scrapping of exam following NEET question paper fiasco

first_imgKolkata: After the question paper fiasco in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2018, the medical aspirants from Bengal, including the HS toppers of the previous academic year appearing for the medical entrance examination with Bengali as the medium of examination, demanded scrapping of the exam.They also urged the state government to conduct its own medical entrance examination, as it was done earlier. It may be mentioned here that before the introduction of NEET, the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board used to conduct the medical entrance examination. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsMany of the candidates who topped the HS examination last year have appeared for NEET 2018, but faced difficulties as the Bengali translation of most of the questions was done wrongly.Vehemently opposing the implementation of NEET, many of the Bengali medium students have decided to appeal to the Chief Minister, to strongly deal with the issue. They will urge Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to take up the issue with the Centre and take necessary steps to cancel the examination. They also demanded that the Centre must allow the respective state governments to hold their own examination, as was done earlier. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedIt may be mentioned that following the question paper debacle in NEET 2018 held on last Sunday, the Chief Minister has written to the Union Human Resources Development minister Prakash Javadekar, demanding a re-examination.Debasish Saha, a medical aspirant who had ranked eighth in HS last year, said that if the Centre continues with this single-level entrance examination in the country, it would be disastrous for the students appearing in the vernacular languages. He alleged that the state boards were being forced to emulate the CBSE syllabus, in the name of implementing NEET. Bengali medium students, who always achieve good results in the state-level medical entrance exam, perform pathetically in NEET.Noureen Hossain, another top ranker in HS last year, said that NEET’s design is starkly favourable to the CBSE syllabus and hence, it creates an educational imbalance. Students from state educational systems will be deprived in this format of examination, she added.Many of the Bengali medium students appearing for NEET this year, viewed that it was devised in English and extended to Hindi. But those educated in vernaculars are the worst sufferers. They also said that the common entrance exam may spell doom for the majority of medical aspirants from the state boards.Shreya Dutta, who appeared for the examination with Bengali as the medium, said: “The poor students who were unable to afford the exorbitant training required to be successful in national examinations, would not be able to compete with the urban students studying in CBSE board schools. A single-level examination cannot be implemented throughout the country, where there are multiple languages and different cultures.”last_img read more

Gus Kenworthys boyfriend Matt Wilkas stars in controversial video with porn star

first_imgGus Kenworthy’s boyfriend, Matthew Wilkas, stars in a gritty, NSFW new music video from singer Natti Vogel. GAYSTARNEWS- Matt Wilkas (foreground) and Tegan Zayne in the Brown Rice video (Photo: YouTube) GSN asked Vogel if he believes the image portrayed by many gay Instagram influencers is an illusion? Are we being bombarded by unrealistic images of beauty and desirable lifestyles?‘Of course!’ he replies. ‘Advertising has always been an illusion designed to drive profit. The question is who profits in the end?‘All of us working in a capitalistic society have to sell something of ourselves to survive. A gay influencer like Barrett Pall talks frankly, in his YouTube videos, about how he’d love to be a full-time original content creator but that it doesn’t make bank like his sponsored posts do.‘So here I am, a broke-AF mostly-full-time original content creator, strongly suggesting that all of us – particularly my gay brethren because we are vulnerable as a minority – consider our souls first over the advertising, that we invest in art and in each other instead and that this will make us happier.On working with Matt WilkasHow did the collaboration with Matt Wilkas come about?‘Our fabulous director/choreographer Eamon Foley was pretty adamant that our thirst trap lead be an insanely talented actor too. We couldn’t have imagined a better combination of both than Wilkas.‘Eamon, a former Broadway child prodigy, along with every other talented, theater-adjacent gay I know, seems to say they’ve met or hung out with Matt, which is impressive! I wasn’t aware of who he was before the Brown Rice video, which is definitely my bad. But I feel super blessed to know that lovely man now.’Although well-known in New York theatre circles, Matt Wilkas found himself making headlines around the world in February. He accompanied his boyfriend, skier Gus Kenworthy, to the Winter Olympics. Kenworthy kissed him after competing in the freestyle skiing, and images of the kiss went around the world.See alsoGus Kenworthy makes history at Winter Olympics with gay kiss on live TV Vogel began his career writing music at NYC’s prestigious The New School and NYU before throwing himself on to the New York City cabaret scene.Natti Vogel (Photo: Supplied)Aged 21, he embarked on an extensive tour of China. He recently released his debut EP, Serving Body. It grabbed attention with its ‘food porn’ music video for the track, Cannibal, featuring adult entertainer Colby Keller.New track, Brown Rice, comes from the same EP. Its video, which dropped last week, also provokes debate.In it, actor Matt Wilkas, plays the part of a social media famous influencer. However, behind the cheeky Instagram postings, his life is less than sweet – with drugs and loveless hook-ups filling his time.In one scene, he shares drugs and has sex with adult entertainment actor, Tegan Zayne.[embedded content]A press release for the video says, ‘it highlights the desperation and alienation queer people face growing up in a heteronormative society, but through the lens of one specific individual. He’s handsome, fit, Instagram famous, and a name in the local gay scene, and yet he’s completely empty inside- trading his image for money and body for drugs to cope.’‘If you feel triggered watching this, good’Vogel says he knows the film highlights the mental health of gay men and the impact of toxic masculinity and addictive social media.‘If you feel triggered watching this, good: we cannot heal without a trigger,’ he says. ‘I love us enough to believe that we deserve that healing, that we deserve love of a greater magnitude.’ eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Watch Gus Kenworthy’s boyfriend tell him how loved he isGus Kenworthy rescues another dog and the story is heartbreakingGus Kenworthy and boyf’s cheeky ‘lost connections’ ad to Ricky Martin and hubby is a must-readRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/matt-wilkas-natti-vogel/last_img read more

Swiss Guards in central role in papal retirement

first_imgVATICAN CITY (AP) – In their plumed helmets and striped uniforms, the Swiss Guards are one of the most beloved traditions of the Vatican _ and on Thursday take a central role in the pope’s historic resignation. The bodyguards will stand at attention as the pope arrives by helicopter at his summer retreat in his last hours as pontiff. When they walk off duty, it will be one of the few visible signs that Benedict XVI is no longer pope. A look at the Swiss guards and their colorful history. RECRUITMENT:Recruits must be Catholic males between 19 and 30 who have completed their mandatory Swiss military service; they sign up for a minimum of two years. The force at the moment numbers 110 men. Recruits join the ranks in an elaborate swearing-in ceremony in the Vatican’s apostolic palace. Each new guard grasps the corps’ flag, raising three fingers in a symbol of the Holy Trinity and swears to uphold the Swiss Guard oath to protect the pope and his successors. The ceremony is held each May 6 to commemorate the Sack of Rome.DUTIES:The force provides ceremonial duty, assists at Vatican functions _ and has a real function of actually protecting the pope. The guards, armed with halberds, are ubiquitous around the Vatican and are among the favorite targets of photo-snapping tourists. They have not been called to military duty in recent centuries. But several Swiss Guards in plainclothes are aboard the pope’s plane during his worldwide travels to provide security. After the 1981 assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II, the Vatican beefed up bodyguard training for the guards _ including instruction in unarmed combat and small arms.___COLORFUL COSTUMEThe current Renaissance-style uniform of blue, red, orange and yellow stripes was designed in the early 1900s by Commandant Jules Repond, who drew inspiration for the colors from Raphael’s frescoes. Headgear for ordinary duties is a black beret, while the crimson-plumed helmets are reserved for special occasions like official visits, swearing-in ceremonies _ and, of course, papal retirement. Quick workouts for men 4 must play golf courses in Arizona ___ORIGINS:The corps, which some historians consider the oldest standing army in the world, was founded in 1506 by Pope Giulio II. Tradition has it that he was so impressed by the bravery of Swiss mercenaries that he asked them to defend the Vatican. Ever since, for more than 500 years, Switzerland has been supplying soldiers to the Vatican. The Swiss Guards swear an oath to give up their lives to protect the pope _ and in centuries past, they have. In 1527, 147 of them died protecting Pope Clement VII as he fled to safety when the troops of Emperor Charles V sacked Rome.___THE GUARDS AND BENEDICT:The Swiss Guards will be center stage when Benedict, following a carefully choreographed plan, becomes the first pope in 600 years to resign. Benedict meets Thursday morning with cardinals, then flies by helicopter to the papal residence at Castel Gandolfo south of Rome. There, at 8 p.m. sharp, the doors of the palazzo close and the Swiss Guards walk off duty, their job protecting the leader of the Catholic Church over _ at least until the election of a new pope. Benedict’s protection will immediately become the responsibility of Vatican police. “We are closing the door very symbolically for the end of the pontificate,” said Swiss Guard Cpl. Urs Breitenmoser. Comments   Share   Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvementcenter_img Sponsored Stories Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day ___SCANDAL:The legend of the corps was stained in 1998 by the slayings in a Vatican City apartment of the guard commander and his wife. The Vatican blamed the killings on a disgruntled guardsman who, the Vatican says, then shot himself dead. They were the first killings in the Vatican in 150 years.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Top Stories Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion projectlast_img read more

The TopRanked SingleFamily Housing Markets Are

first_imgThe Top-Ranked Single-Family Housing Markets Are. . . Share in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News July 26, 2016 716 Views center_img Single-Family Housing Markets Ten-X 2016-07-26 Seth Welborn As summer continues to heat up, so do the nation’s top single-family housing markets, each demonstrating consistently strong demand, home price appreciation, and economic and demographic growth, according to a recent report from Ten-X.The report lists the 50 largest housing markets based on their current and forecasted housing fundamentals and from that list, Palm Beach County, Orlando, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, and Seattle make up the top five markets. Florida claims four out of five of these markets despite the fact that it was one of the states severely exposed to the housing bust. Seattle market highs are attributed to the tech-driven gains of the Pacific Northwest.These rankings are quite different from Ten-X’s report for the spring single-family market rankings. Though Seattle fell from the number one spot to the 5th rankings, the other four markets rose up notably with Palm Beach rising from 4th place up to 1st, Orlando going from 6th to 2nd, Fort Lauderdale rising slightly from 5th to 4th, and Tampa leaping from 11th to 3rd.”There are strong regional tendencies in our summer housing market report, with cities in the Southeast, the Pacific Northwest, and California performing exceptionally well, while the Northeast and Midwest are lagging behind,” said Ten-X Executive Vice President Rick Sharga. “Cities like Orlando are receiving a boost from low oil prices, which in turn is leading to an increase in travel and tourism. And of all the states that were hit hard during the crash, Florida still has the most room to grow to get back to peak housing prices.”Palm Beach County’s housing market’s seasonally adjusted home prices are up 16.8% year-over-year, the highest pace in the country. Orlando’s housing market’s seasonally adjusted home prices have increased for 19 consecutive quarters while prices up 10.4 percent year-over-year. Tampa’s single-family market has seen prices increase after hitting bottom in 2011 and are now up 12.1 percent year-over-year. Fort Lauderdale has felt a strong recovery from its fall after the crisis with seasonally adjusted home prices up 8.9 percent year-over-year. And finally, the single-family market in Seattle is still sitting strong with home prices surging 15.4 percent year-over-year.”Despite the muddled economic environment, conditions remain generally supportive for the housing market,” said Ten-X Chief Economist Peter Muoio. “Home sales had some volatility early in the year, brought on by new regulations and harsh weather, but appear to be stabilizing even with tight inventory levels. More jobs are being added while unemployment continues to drop and low mortgage rates are enticing homebuyers, so solid demand should continue to fuel the housing market.”last_img read more

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first_img Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact “It’s a very good front and they also brought a lot of pressures for a third preseason game,” Palmer said Sunday night. “They brought cover zero a handful of times that you don’t typically see. I thought we reacted pretty well up front to some of the situations that they put us in.”The results may not have shown up on the scoreboard, but the lack of concern over a group that entered training camp unsettled at right tackle and right guard, lost its starting center for a stretch with an injury and has since seen the presumed starting left guard miss time with turf toe has to be viewed as a very big positive. And while there are no guarantees that the starting five from Sunday’s game will play every snap together this season, there’s little doubt the team’s front five has come a very long way. And the better the offensive line plays, the better the offense, as a whole, should perform.“You look at last year’s tape, particularly at this time, our offensive line has played significantly better than it did a year ago from today,” Cardinals GM Steve Keim told Doug and Wolf on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM Monday. “And the fact that we have the ability to make explosive plays on the offensive side of the ball is encouraging.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling LISTEN: Steve Keim, AZ Cardinals GM Your browser does not support the audio element. Listen. For all the worry about the Arizona Cardinals’ 19-13 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday, one thing you do not hear being talked about is the offensive line.Arizona’s group was…umm…good.That’s right.“I thought our offensive line played extremely well,” Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said Monday afternoon. The starting group consisting of Jared Veldheer, Ted Larsen, Lyle Sendlein, Paul Fanaika and Bobby Massie gave quarterback Carson Palmer time to throw. While he had to move around in the pocket a bit, he was not sacked in the game. – / 30 Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img read more

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first_img Top Stories Wilks was originally set to meet with the Cardinals, Giants and Colts, but with Indianapolis now out of the equation, it appears to be between two teams: Arizona and New York.Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo, who met with the Cardinals last Friday for the head coaching job, could wind up as Wilks’ offensive coordinator if Wilks becomes head coach.Shurmur, who will be coaching this weekend when the Vikings host the New Orleans Saints, could be looking at a defensive coordinator who hasn’t accepted a job – Vic Fangio.That would leave a vacancy in Chicago, which could be filled by Cardinals defensive coordinator James Bettcher.Arizona has made one round of interviews with all nine of their reported candidates, but Wilks and Cardinals defensive coordinator James Bettcher are the only two whose teams are not in the playoffs.New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia, who has also interviewed with the Cardinals for the head coaching position, has been linked as a favorite with the Lions, per Rapoport. The Patriots host the Tennessee Titans this weekend. One of the Arizona Cardinals frontrunners for the head coaching job may have his sights set on New York, according to 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s Mike Jurecki.The appeal of the New York Giants and what they have to offer is quite tempting for Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur. Eli Manning is still under contract, they have a high draft pick — and it’s New York City.Another potential head coach, Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks, has decided against an interview with the Indianapolis Colts, per Ian Rapoport. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellingcenter_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 7 Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_imgBurton Cummings recovering from several injuries suffered in crash Canadian music icon Burton Cummings says he is recovering from several injuries he suffered in a car crash last Sunday in Los Angeles.In a lengthy Facebook post, the Winnipeg rocker and former frontman for The Guess Who writes that he was struck by a driver who ran a red light and that there were five people in the other car, including a baby.Cummings said he suffered a concussion due to his head cracking the windshield in addition to cuts and “serious bruising on both arms,” a very painful left leg and intense back pain.He wrote that he’s in a “lot of physical pain” and needs some “serious healing time,” adding he’s “trying to focus on just how lucky” he is not to have been killed or crippled.Cummings said the worst thing is that his mind has been “reliving the crash … that sound and fear and unexpected horror.”“I know I’m going to have to get some help getting over the shock. That’s the worst part right now … trying to keep telling myself that I’m okay.”Cummings, 70, spent 10 years with The Guess Who until 1975. He wrote or co-wrote many of the band’s hits, including “American Woman,” “No Time,” “Laughing” and “These Eyes.”The Winnipeg native’s solo career included such hits as “Stand Tall” and “My Own Way to Rock.”Cummings wrote that the accident happened after he was summoned to Los Angeles for jury duty but was dismissed due to the Winnipeg Jets’ playoff status and was hoping to make it to Winnipeg to sing the anthems at a later game.Inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame as a member of the Guess Who in 1987, Cummings won four Juno Awards as a solo artist and two with his former band. by The Canadian Press Posted May 16, 2018 3:09 am PDT Last Updated May 16, 2018 at 3:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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