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Oklahoma State Moves Up in the Polls To No. 17

first_imgAfter a nail-biting come-from-behind victory in Manhattan, the Cowboys have moved up to No. 17 in both the Amway Coaches Poll and the AP Top 25. It was No. 22 last week in both polls.The 7-2* (5-1)  Cowboys climbed five spots from last week in each poll and sit one game behind Oklahoma for 2nd in the Big 12. Baylor was destroyed by TCU at home which means the Sooners and the Cowboys each control their destiny when it comes to the Big 12 title race.OSU was ranked 18th in the first College Football Playoff poll last week. We’ll have to wait until Tuesday night to see where they land in the committee’s opinion.Here’s a look at the Big 12 in each Week 10 poll.screen-shot-2016-11-06-at-2-31-59-pmThe Cowboys finish their season with the upcoming senior-day matchup with Texas Tech and then two tough road games at TCU and at Oklahoma.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

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Talking Horses: time to include trainers and owners in whip penalties

first_imgShare via Email Fakenham 2.10 Swaffham Bulbeck 2.40 Conas Taoi 3.10 Uno Mas 3.45 Molliana 4.15 Truckers Tangle (nb) 4.50 Lyndsays LadSouthwell 2.20 Ut Majeur Aulmes 2.50 Mr Love 3.20 River Bray 3.55 Shantung 4.25 Roser Moter 5.00 Rodeo Dodo (nap) 5.30 WinningseverythingWolverhampton 5.45 Arrowzone 6.15 Aguerooo 6.45 Mootasadir 7.15 Chevallier 7.45 Questionare 8.15 SundiataTips by Chris Cook Share on WhatsApp Share on LinkedIn Trainer Nicky Henderson happy with Might Bite’s pre-Cheltenham schooling Horse racing Talking Horses Hide Share on Facebook Horse racing tips Read more Thank you for your feedback. Show Still, I get the distinct impression that the BHA wants to be seen to do something. In December, its chief executive told the BBC that “a new structure for penalties and deterrents for overuse of the whip” would be introduced in January. The BHA had to walk that one back the next day because no such decision had in fact been taken. Yet here we are again, with a spokesman saying “broader penalty provisions” could be put in place almost immediately if there is whip-related trouble at Cheltenham.This is like saying: “We really want to change our rules soon,” because you couldn’t pick a race-meeting in the whole year that is more likely to generate whip-related controversy. But what I don’t like is the suggestion that the way forward is to tinker with the punishments faced by jockeys.After all, jockeys are employed to do a job by trainers and owners. Do we think those employers have no influence on the way the job is done? We know perfectly well that considerable influence exists, not least from discussions about race-riding tactics. It has always seemed to me that jockeys are extremely respectful of the wishes of trainers and owners, which is the main reason they are so careful in their public discussions of a horse’s merits and flaws.If you really want to reduce whip breaches to a minimum, you need to put owners and trainers in a position where they are also telling the jockey that the rules absolutely must not be broken. And you do that by extending the punishment for whip-rule breaches to include fines for trainers and owners. After all, they picked the jockey who broke the rules and are therefore responsible, to a degree. Was this helpful? Support The Guardian Topics Since you’re here… Oh whoopee, the whip is back in the news. This time, the headline is a threat from the British Horseracing Authority that “temporary measures” could be suddenly introduced if there are too many rule breaches at the Cheltenham Festival next week.“Temporary measures” sounds very dramatic, as if the BHA was thinking about declaring an emergency, finding itself in a situation so problematic that action must be taken right away. In fact, the ruling body has been consulting on the subject and tweaking the rules at regular intervals for decades, so, if there is an emergency, they bear a large share of the responsibility. I see no such emergency myself. Reuse this content … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Quick guide Racing tips for Monday 4 March Hitting jockeys harder, or more often, surely cannot be the answer every time we change these rules. For as long as they are the only ones punished, breaches will continue to occur. If the BHA is really serious about changing the culture of whip use, it needs to spread the burden to include those people who are most influential in how a jockey does the job. But it seems to me that owners and trainers are closer to the heart of power at BHA Towers than jockeys are, so the most likely outcome is that jockeys will be given yet another kick.To Southwell for some jump racing, where Monday’s nap is Rodeo Dodo (5.00). This lightly raced beast did not have the most promising career in point to points, his only success coming when all the other runners failed to finish, but Dan Skelton managed to get him to win on his handicap debut a fortnight ago.The first three pulled well clear in that 17-runner contest, giving every reason for hope that a 5lbs hike will not prevent Rodeo Dodo from going in again. The first-time tongue tie offered a reason for his improvement on the novice form he showed in 2017. The bounce factor is a concern but 15-8 more than compensates for that risk.Ut Majeur Aulmes (2.20) could be worth a second look in the opener at 8-1. This is the veteran’s third run of the season and, if sharper this time, he could be dangerous off a mark that has dropped 10lb in two months.At Fakenham, Truckers Tangle (4.15) appeals at 15-2, given there was some promise in his recent chasing debut. He’s still a maiden but this step up in trip seems likely to help. 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Gladbach sign Tottenham’s Bennetts

first_imgTransfers England Under-19 international Bennetts leaves Tottenham for Gladbach Ben Spratt 19:46 5/18/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) KeananBennetts - cropped Twitter (@borussia) Transfers Borussia M’gladbach Bundesliga The teenager has completed a transfer to the Bundesliga side after deciding to leave Spurs and sign a four-year contract in Germany Keanan Bennetts has become Borussia Monchengladbach’s latest English signing following the completion of his transfer from Tottenham.Gladbach gave Bundesliga minutes to both Mandela Egbo and Reece Oxford – two young English talents – this season, while Jadon Sancho and Ademola Lookman starred elsewhere in the division.And Bennetts will now join that growing contingent after signing a four-year deal, with Gladbach confident the 19-year-old winger can follow in the footsteps of his compatriots. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash 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 “Keanan can play a variety of attacking roles,” sporting director Max Eberl said.”He has played for Spurs in the Premier League 2 and in the UEFA Youth League this season, and we back him to make the step up to the Bundesliga. We’re delighted he has chosen to sign for Borussia.”England youth international Bennetts already speaks German thanks to his mother, who was born in Hamburg.”Borussia are one of Germany’s biggest teams,” he said. “I’m really looking forward to experiencing the atmosphere at Borussia Park.”Bennetts scored seven goals in the Premier League 2 this season, playing 22 times for Spurs. A former Germany Under-15 international, he switched allegiance to England to join their U-16 panel, playing four times at that level as well as progressing through the U-17s and into the U-19 squad, making his debut for Paul Simpson’s side in September.last_img read more

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First Lady of Burkina Faso Arrives for Working Visit

first_img A Working Mission from Burkina Faso, led by the First Lady of the West African country, Her Excellency Chantal Compaoré, arrived at the Norman Manley International Airport on June 24, 2013 for a six-day working visit. Story Highlights Mrs. Compaoré will depart the island on Saturday, June 29. The purpose of the mission is to learn about Jamaica’s experience in preventing adolescent pregnancies and supporting adolescent mothers. A Working Mission from Burkina Faso, led by the First Lady of the West African country, Her Excellency Chantal Compaoré, arrived at the Norman Manley International Airport on June 24, 2013 for a six-day working visit.They were met on arrival by Minister with responsibility for Information, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, and other officials from the Office of the Prime Minister and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), which is spearheading the initiative.The purpose of the mission is to learn about Jamaica’s experience in preventing adolescent pregnancies and supporting adolescent mothers.The First Lady is accompanied by Minister of Women Promotion and Gender, Nestorine Sangare and Head of Capacity Building, Ministry of Women Promotion and Gender, Koudraogo Kabore.On Tuesday, June 25, the First Lady will call on the Information Minister and also participate in a study/tour of the Women’s Centre of Jamaica Foundation. In the afternoon, she will meet with officials from the Ministry of Health.On Wednesday, June 26, the First Lady will visit the Haile Selassie High School. In the afternoon she will be involved in a small working lunch meeting with key gender leaders and University of the West Indies academia and will also meet with officials from the Ministry of Education.Later in the evening, Mrs. Compaoré will attend a cocktail reception hosted by the UNFPA, at Devon House.While here, the First Lady will call on Their Excellencies, Governor-General, the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen and Lady Allen, and Prime Minister the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller.They will also visit the Bob Marley Museum, the National Gallery, Dolphin Cove and Dunn’s River Falls.Early pregnancy in schools is a major concern for the persons in charge of the promotion and protection of young people and adolescent rights.In Burkina Faso, recent studies show that adolescent girls and young women are the first victims of unwanted pregnancies and illegal/unsafe abortions, along with all the risks and consequences they cause.Jamaica is supported by the UNFPA to protect and promote the rights of adolescents and young people towards responsible sexuality and access to high quality reproduction health services. In this country, teenage pregnancies are also an issue of concern.Innovative as well as relevant strategies are underway to overcome the problem. The achieved results need to be shared with countries that are experiencing the same situation.That is why the UNFPA Country Office of Burkina Faso supported the Government to arrange a field visit to Jamaica, to learn more about this experience in order to adopt and replicate it in Burkina Faso.Mrs. Compaoré will depart the island on Saturday, June 29.last_img read more

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Taylor Swift Donates Shoes To Celebrity Charity Auction

first_imgSoles4Souls, the international shoe charity, announced today a complete line-up of a-list celebrities who decided to take off their shoes for a good cause, including shoes from Taylor Swift, Ryan Seacrest, Jimmy Fallon, Chase Crawford, and more.The charity is also auctioning off 4 destination trips that will go towards supporting their mission of providing shoes for individuals living in poverty. The auction is being hosted on the charity auction site CharityBuzz.com.The online auction will include vacation packages to Chicago, Napa Valley, San Francisco, Washington, DC, as well as a 12 person race team for Ragnar Relay – there are many options to choose from. The a-list celebrity shoe auction includes a pair of Christian Louboutin autographed shoes from Camille Grammar, a pair of shoes signed by actor Jonah Hill, and many more. The auction will be featured on CharityBuzz.com until September 13th.“For most celebrities, the shoes they wear are an important reflection of their personality and fashion taste. But for millions of adults and children around the world, their shoes are a necessity to protect them from life-threatening diseases like hook worm,” said Kevin Goughary, CEO of Soles4Souls. “This auction is a perfect example of one person’s shoes being able to make a real world difference is someone else’s life.”The complete list of celebrities with autographed shoes include: Taylor Swift, Chase Crawford, Ryan Seacrest, Jessica Simpson, Camille Grammar, Kris Jenner, Brooke Shields, Curtis Stone, Kathie Lee Gifford, Hoda Kotb, Melissa Rivers, Ice T, Al Roker, Matt Lauer, Billy Bush, Andy Cohen, Brian Williams, Alison Sweeney, Yoko Ono, Shaun T, Jean Chatzky, Ann Curry, Jeannie Mai, Megan Alexander, Colin Ford, Sara Haines, Jonah Hill, Martin Lawrence, Bill Engvall, Michael McDonald, Questlove, Kip Moore, Jimmy Fallon, Jason Bateman, and Tom Brokaw.For more information on the auction and how to bid, or to find out how you can get involved in Soles4Souls, visit www.giveshoes.org.last_img read more

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Exhead of New Yorks Polytechnic Institute faces sentencing

first_imgNEW YORK — The ex-president of the State University of New York’s Polytechnic Institute is facing sentencing in the corruption of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s “Buffalo Billion” economic redevelopment program.Alain Kaloyeros (uh-LAYN’ kal-oh-YEHR’-ohs) was the school’s president when the Democratic governor tapped him to help a quest to create high-tech jobs in upstate New York.Prosecutors seek substantial prison time at Tuesday’s sentencing. Defence lawyers want leniency.Kaloyeros was convicted in July of conspiracy and wire fraud after prosecutors presented evidence that the bidding process for the project was rigged to benefit a Buffalo developer and a Syracuse development company.Federal sentencing guidelines call for a prison term of over 11 years, but even the government concedes that is too much for a fraud that stretched from 2013 through 2015.Larry Neumeister, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Morocco Reaffirms Firm Commitment to Fighting Drug Trafficking

Addis-Ababa – Morocco reaffirmed its firm and resolute commitment to fight drug trafficking which is a national priority.“Pursuant to its international commitments in this area, Morocco reaffirms its firm commitment to the goals and principles laid down in the 2009 political declaration and action plan on international cooperation for an integrated and balanced strategy against this global issue, within the framework of the principle of shared responsibility,” said Morocco’s report to the 24th meeting of heads of departments in charge of the national plan on the fight against illegal drug trafficking in Africa, which opened on Tuesday in Addis-Ababa.Morocco, which deems that fighting the drug plague is a national priority which falls under a security, health, and socio-economic logic, voiced its readiness and resolute commitment to fully cooperate with all partner actors to counter drug trafficking which is a common challenge. Surveying efforts made to foster the fight against drug trafficking, the report noted that the Moroccan authorities have multiplied search operations at the borders, coasts and crossing points through the setting up of adapted mechanisms which has helped dismantling several criminal organizations and seizing large drug catches.The source said that, for the year 2013, efforts by Moroccan security services led to the seizure of over 100 tons of cannabis resin, over 219 tons of kif, 14.5 kg of coke and over 450,357 psychotropic pills. read more

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Australian prime minister boasts security credentials

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s prime minister has cast his government as stronger on national security than the opposition after signing an agreement with the French government to deliver a fleet of submarines and ahead of federal elections expected to be held in May.Prime Minister Scott Morrison used a speech to Australia’s National Press Club on Monday on the eve of Parliament’s first sitting day of the year to detail his conservative coalition’s record on a range of security issues including military spending, terrorism, asylum seekers, criminals using encrypted communications and domestic violence.Earlier, Morrison and French Defence Minister Florence Parly signed an agreement of deliver the first of a fleet of 12 submarines to Australia in the early 2030s. French state majority-owned shipbuilder DCNS won the contract in 2016.The Associated Press read more

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Markets update at midmorning

On the markets at midmorning (ET):The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was down 3.53 points to 15,451.39, after 90 minutes of trading.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 24.64 points to 22,334.59. The S&P 500 index was down 1.64 points to 2,498.96 and the Nasdaq composite index was down 6.14 points to 6,416.55.The Canadian dollar was trading at 81.30 cents US, up from Thursday’s average price of 81.04 cents US.The November crude contract was up six cents to US$50.61 per barrel and the October natural gas contract was up one cent to US$2.96 per mmBTU.The December gold contract was up $5.80 to US$1,300.60 an ounce and the December copper contract was unchanged at US$2.93 a pound. read more

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WatchToronto US markets end lower as Turkey concerns weigh loonie slips

TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index closed in the red Monday along with U.S. markets as concerns about economic instability in Turkey continued to weigh globally.“The clear headliner today that’s sapping a bit of the optimism in the markets is worries about what’s happening in Turkey and the plunge in their currency,” said Craig Fehr, a Canadian markets strategist with Edward Jones in St. Louis.Markets were rattled late last week as concerns over the country’s monetary policy debt levels, and a dispute with the U.S. sent the Turkish lira sharply down.The instability in the country has raised concerns that cracks are showing in the global landscape, but Fehr said the country’s credit system isn’t integrated enough into the global credit system to cause major shocks.“While there can be some pain from the drop in the currency, and some pain from any potential debt challenges there, I don’t view this as a catalyst that would spark contagion in global markets.”On Monday Turkey’s central bank announced measures to help the country’s banks manage their liquidity, but the Turkish lira and Turkey’s stock market continued to slide.North American markets had turned slightly positive on news of the action but ended down on the day.The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 75.76 points at 16,250.75 as gold and energy stocks dropped. The index hit an intraday high of 16,371.81 points while volume on the index totalled 169.2 million.Gold stocks had some of the steepest losses as investors fled to the safety of the U.S. dollar. That pushed the December gold contract down US$20.10 to US$1,198.90, the first time since March 2017 that it fell below US$1,200.The S&P/TSX Global Gold index was down 2.6 per cent, while mining major Barrick Gold Corp. closed down 3.2 per cent and Goldcorp Inc. was down 3.3 per cent.The energy index was down 0.9 per cent as the September crude contract closed down 43 cents at US$67.20 per barrel on less risk appetite.“On a day like this when the fears are perhaps translating back to trade fears, tariff fears and ultimately global growth fears, we’re seeing it show up a little bit in global oil prices,” said Fehr.The S&P/TSX capped consumer stables index had the highest gains for the day at 0.5 per cent after being under pressure last week on losses from auto parts producers.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average ended down 125.44 points at 25,187.70. The S&P 500 index closed down 11.35 points at 2,821.93, while the Nasdaq composite was down 19.40 points at 7,819.71.The Canadian dollar averaged 76.13 cents US, down 0.13 of a US cent.The September natural gas contract dropped a cent to end at US$2.93 per mmBTU and the September copper contract fell a penny to US$2.73 a pound. read more

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UN agency US venture team up for telecommunications training in developing countries

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) said it intends to include training courses by the US Telecommunications Training Institute (USTTI) – a non-profit joint venture between the communications and IT industry in the United States and government leaders – in its annual operational capacity-building plan.ITU, the main UN agency for coordinating the set up and operation of global telecommunication networks and services, has been sponsoring fellows to address the telecommunication training needs of senior-level managerial and technical personnel from developing countries.”Human resources development is one of the most pressing needs for empowering developing countries and enabling them to join the information society as full partners,” said ITU Secretary-General Yoshio Utsumi, who signed the memorandum of agreement with USTTI in Marrakesh, Morocco, today during the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference.In March, delegates at the World Telecommunication Development Conference stressed the importance of training and human resource development in telecommunications, approving a four-year programme aimed at strengthening the human, institutional and organizational capacity of developing countries through human resource management and development activities.The programme will address the human resource development needs of government policy-makers and regulators, as well as senior executives and managers in the industry, by using an appropriate mix of “e-learning,” information technologies and traditional training methodologies. read more

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Ohio State Athlete of the Week Emily Danks

After three years, 386 sets and 107 matches, Ohio State women’s volleyball player Emily Danks killed another benchmark. In the Buckeyes Saturday contest against Toledo, Danks amassed her 1000th career kill, a feat only accomplished by 18 other OSU student-athletes before her in the sport. Danks, an American Volleyball Coaches Association Honorable Mention All-American selection, said she has both strengths and weaknesses going into the upcoming season, but she has been working hard to improve her game. “I think my biggest area of improvement is defense,” Danks said. “I have been working with Andrew (Palileo), our assistant head coach, and hopefully that will help me out.” But as Danks and the No. 24-ranked Buckeyes (2-1) opened up the 2012 season with back-to-back wins against Houston and Toledo last weekend in the Sports Imports DC Koehl Classic, OSU met its match against Oregon Saturday, falling 3-2 to the Ducks. The senior outside hitter said she has high hopes for the team this season. “We have a really good team this year and a lot of depth,” Danks said. “I’m excited to see how far we can go.” Danks said her favorite game she has played at OSU was the team’s match against Minnesota last year on Sept. 30, in which the Buckeyes swept the then-No. 10-ranked Gophers three games to none. “We won, and there is a clip online that I watch all the time,” Danks said. “It was just a definition of a fun volleyball game.” Danks said the team has set a goal this season to do better than they have in the past, and hopefully they will advance in the sport’s championship tournament to either the “Elite Eight” or even the national championship. Although Danks said she loves volleyball, she is looking forward to other personal and academic opportunities after this season. “Volleyball has been really good to me, but it is time to move on,” Danks said. “I’m looking into grad schools all over the country right now.” The Buckeyes will face Binghamton University in the Maryland Invitational in College Park, Md. Friday at 5 p.m. read more

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EX PSG LEFT BACK WENT HOME Rok Praznik is back to Celje

handballhandball transfersrok praznik Last year player of the French champion Paris Saint German, Rok Praznik (33) will sign contract with his first proffesional team – RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko in order to help them to get back the champions title in Slovenia. Praznik is experienced player who spent a few years in France and Spain, but also five fantastic seasons in RK Cimos Koper, team who played at EHF CL TOP  phase. ← Previous Story HANDBALL HERO BEAT CANCER: Daniel Svensson is ready for comeback! Next Story → Qatari Al Rayyan with the new coach – Nenad Kljaic read more

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Un mois davril exceptionnellement sec et chaud

first_imgUn mois d’avril exceptionnellement sec et chaudSelon Météo France, le mois d’avril 2011 bat presque tous les records de chaleur sur l’Hexagone depuis plus d’un siècle. Il s’agit du deuxième mois d’avril le plus chaud enregistré après celui de 2007.”Avril 2011 se positionne au deuxième rang des mois d’avril les plus chauds depuis 1900, derrière avril 2007″, peut-on lire dans un communiqué de Météo France publié mardi. La température moyenne a été supérieure de 4,0°C à la moyenne (laquelle est calculée sur la période de référence 1971-2000), tandis que 2007 affichait un dépassement de +4,3°C.À lire aussiCanicule : 7 règles d’or pour survivre à la chaleurL’agence météorologique parle d’”un mois d’avril exceptionnellement chaud, sec et ensoleillé”, avec un important déficit en eau de pluie : “Ce nouveau déficit, conjugué aux fortes chaleurs, a conduit à une sécheresse extrême des sols superficiels pour une fin de mois d’avril sur la majeure partie du pays. La moitié nord de la France connaît ainsi des niveaux de sécheresse des sols superficiels jamais atteints fin avril au cours des cinquante dernières années”.La partie sud du pays n’est pas en reste. A Toulouse, les températures ont atteint le niveau le plus élevé de tous les mois d’avril depuis le début des observations à la station de Blagnac en 1947. Les maximas journaliers (l’après-midi) ont affiché, en moyenne, 21,5 °C, le précédent record datant de 1949 avec 20,9 °C. Un pic de chaleur à 28,6 °C a même été enregistré ! Le 4 mai 2011 à 10:39 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Absent Woodland councilman may quit

first_imgAaron Christopherson, absent.Those three words have become increasingly common at Woodland City Council meetings this year, and now it now appears the 23-year-old councilman’s absence will become permanent.Christopherson notified Mayor Chuck Blum during a workshop Monday night that he planned to step down because he was moving to Vancouver, the mayor and City Clerk Mari Ripp said. Christopherson has not submitted his resignation in writing, but his resignation is an item on the council’s draft agenda for its upcoming Monday meeting.“The mayor is expecting it, but we haven’t received anything,” Ripp said Wednesday.Christopherson has missed the previous two regular council meetings with unexcused absences and faces removal from the council should he miss next Monday’s meeting without being excused, city officials said. He has faced such a third-strike removal on two other occasions this year, according to city council minutes.In 2007, Christopherson became the area’s youngest elected official when he won election at age 19. He chose not to seek re-election this fall. Tony Brentin and Marshall Allen are running for Christopherson’s seat in the Nov. 8 general election. It is doubtful the council would appoint a replacement for Christopherson so close to the election, Blum said.An inspection of Christopherson’s attendance record in 2011 suggests he has largely finished his term in absentia. Christopherson has missed 10 of 17 council meetings, with only two of his absences excused. He has also missed eight joint or special meetings, with only one of those excused.last_img read more

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People on the Move 022208

first_imgRyan O’Hara is stepping down as president of the TV Guide Network and TVGuide.com. Separately, Diane Robina was named executive vice president of development, acquisition and programming strategy.Decatur, Georgia-based music magazine Paste announced a number of staffing changes: Rachael Maddux was promoted from assistant editor to associate editor, and Rachel Dovey and Michael Saba were named assistant editors.National Business Media promoted Dana Nelson to publisher of RV Pro magazine. Previously, Nelsen served as associate publisher. Condé Nast has named Michelle Myers vice president and publisher of Lucky magazine. Myers returns to Condé Nast from Time Inc., where she served as founding publisher of People StyleWatch.1105 Media named Janis Samaripa editor of Respiratory & Sleep Management. Most recently, Samaripa served as publisher/editor of Southern California Physician, and as editor-in-chief of HomeCare before that.Peter Macey was promoted to national advertising director at Wired. Previously, Macey served as Northwest director.Hearst named Cortney Pellettieri entertainment editor at Good Housekeeping. Most recently, Pellettieri served as entertainment editor at InStyle.last_img read more

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Rangarajan cuts FY14 GDP growth estimate to 53 percent

first_imgNew Delhi, Sep 13 (ANI): India’s economy is expected to grow 5.3 percent this fiscal year, sharply lower than an earlier estimate of 6.4 percent but higher than last year, the prime minister’s economic advisory panel said on Friday. The revised forecast is roughly in line with projections of the RBI and many private economists, who expect Asia’s third-largest economy to grow at around 5 percent, the same level as in 2012-2013. A pick-up in automobile production and exports in August indicated that the manufacturing sector would do better in the second half than the first, said C. Rangarajan, the chairman of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council. The advisory council also said that containing the fiscal deficit within the budgeted target of 4.8 percent of gross domestic product could be a challenge.last_img read more

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Lighting kills man

first_imgA man was killed after being struck by lightning in Gowainghat upazila of Sylhet district on Sunday morning.The deceased is Makdul Ali, son of a certain Asgar Ali of Chantabari village in Nandirgao union of the upazila.Locals said a thunderbolt hit Makbul while he was fishing in a pond near his house in the morning, reports UNB.Gowainghat upazila nirbahi officer Biswajit Kumar Paul announced to give Tk 10,000 to the victim’s family.last_img

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Australian businesses grow TripAdvisor reputation

first_imgAustralian businesses continue to develop their association and rankings within the global TripAdvisor community, cementing their endorsement of the user-review website.TripAdvisor’s Australian contingency of ‘Certificate of Excellence’ award recipients has doubled in the last year to 4788 businesses in 2013.The top 10 percent of listed businesses worldwide receive the TripAdvisor ‘Certificate of Excellence’; an honour which highlights consumer demand for the highest-rated products.Sydney jumped four places this year to reach TripAdvisor’s worldwide top ten traveller’s choice destinations, amplifying the awareness of Australia throughout TripAdvisor’s extensive community.Queensland was home to the most ‘Certificate of Excellence’ winners, with NSW and Victoria following closely behind.TripAdvisor’s reverence within the online travel community has been steadily growing since the company’s inception in 2000.The TripAdvisor brand has flourished over the years through the development of joint initiatives, such as its ‘instant personalisation’ partnership with Facebook in 2010 and integrated reviews on Australian flight-comparison website Webjet in 2012.“We are living in an increasingly social environment… when it comes to our online presence, people are more interested in communication and sharing opinion as a means of consumer engagement,” TripAdvisor global vice president of sales Julio Bruno Castellanos told ETB News.“Our reviews database is full of return users, which afford us a level of credibility… these same people uphold the integrity of the website through their passion and dedication for safeguarding the product.”The Australian ‘Certificate of Excellence’ award winners 2013 will be honoured on 13 June with a cocktail reception in Sydney.Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T. Australian ‘Certificate of Excellence’recipients double year-on-year.last_img read more

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Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impa

first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Arizona Cardinals defensive end Josh Mauro (97) enter the field before an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The Arizona Cardinals re-signed defensive tackle Josh Mauro to an undisclosed new contract on Thursday, per a press release from the team.Mauro became a key part of the Cardinals defense last season, which ranked second in the NFL in yards allowed. He played in 15 games, making a career-best 13 starts and registered 42 tackles. In his previous two years with the Cardinals, Mauro only had six starts and 17 total tackles. In 2015, he added one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one sack. Top Stories Mauro, a 6-foot-6, 282-pound three-year veteran, played four seasons at Stanford. He racked up 51 tackles, 21.5 TFLs and 11 sacks in his collegiate career. In 2013, he was named an honorable mention to the All-Pac-12 team. In his last two years, Stanford won back-to-back conference championships.The Steelers signed him to the practice squad as an undrafted free agent in 2013. Pittsburgh later released Mauro and stashed him on the practice squad. The Cardinals signed him to their active roster on Nov. 11, 2014.After Dan Williams left for a contract with the Oakland Raiders, Mauro took the opportunity to start at nose tackle. While he was able to succeed working on the line of scrimmage, the Cardinals defense struggled against the run, raking 24th in yards allowed on the ground.last_img read more

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