Auburn blows past Kansas to reach Sweet 16

first_imgLATEST STORIES Auburn’s Chuma Okeke (5) grabs a rebound from Kansas forward David McCormack (33) as Auburn’s Austin Wiley (50) watches during the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament Saturday, March 23, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY — Bruce Pearl and Auburn made another unexpected leap in its rebuilding process Saturday night, putting on a dazzling offensive display to take down a college basketball blue blood.A year after an unexpected SEC title and one NCAA Tournament game victory, the Tigers are headed to the Sweet 16 for the first time in 16 years.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Bryce Brown scored 25 points and hit seven 3-pointers, and Jared Harper had 18 points to send Auburn to the Sweet 16 for the fourth time — first since 2003 under Cliff Ellis.“It starts on the defensive side of the ball with us,” Brown said. “Typically, when we start off hot on a defensive end, we start off hot on the offensive end. And that’s what it’s been like all season-long.”Next up: top-seeded North Carolina or No. 9 Washington in Kansas City.The Jayhawks (26-10) hoped they would get the ticket to KC, where they would essentially play Sweet 16 home games as the No. 4 seed. Bill Self’s bunch got gut punched early and never climbed off the canvas, bounced from the NCAA Tournament in the second round after reaching the Final Four a year ago.Dedric Lawson had 25 points and 10 rebounds in what could be his final game in KU red and blue.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Google Philippines names new country director Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “We hadn’t seen an onslaught like that all year, the first 10 minutes of the game,” Self said. “They rattled us and we didn’t respond very well.”Kansas fought through a tumultuous season and its first non-Big 12 title in 14 years by rolling over Northeastern in its NCAA Tournament opener.The Jayhawks’ second game figured to be all about ball control.Auburn is one of the nation’s best at creating turnovers and Kansas is one of the worst at coughing them up. Advantage on paper, advantage on the court; Auburn had three steals in the first four minutes.A bigger problem for Kansas was the Tigers ran their offense like a Formula One car. Whipping quick passes around to set up open shots, Auburn made six of its first eight 3-pointers to race out to a 17-point lead in the opening eight minutes.With Kansas having to extend its defense, the inside opened up for the Tigers, who made 20 of 36 shots lead 51-25 by halftime. Brown was 6 of 8 from 3 and had 17 points by the break.“The whole game plan was getting out on the shooters and we did a poor job,” Lawson said. “We let those guys get comfortable and that’s what led to the big deficit in the first half.”The Jayhawks found an offensive rhythm to open the second half, making their first seven shots.They made up one point.Auburn hit seven of its first eight shots and kept the steamrolling going with a series of dunks and transition layups. Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event “You’d think if you hit your first seven shots, 26 would be 16 or at least 18,” Self said. “Instead it was 25. We were just hoping they were going to miss.”BIG PICTUREA tough season ended with a thud for Kansas. The Jayhawks didn’t have the manpower to match the Tigers and were bounced from the bracket early after reaching at least the Elite Eight the previous three seasons.Auburn made a huge statement on college basketball’s biggest stage with an impressive offensive performance.HOT BROWNBrown and Harper were the catalysts in Auburn’s early onslaught. The 5-foot-11 Harper brought to its feet with a transition dunk and Brown made his first five 3-pointers as the Tigers raced out to the lead.“Seeing him (Brown) get hot early on, it really helped us get a boost and kill their confidence a little bit,” Auburn’s Anfernee McLemore said.UP NEXTAuburn plays North Carolina or Washington in the Sweet 16 Thursday in Kansas City. Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Poised under college basketball’s brightest spotlight, Auburn ran over Kansas 89-75 in the Midwest Region to earn one of the biggest wins in program history.“It’s a big step,” Pearl said. “I know the SEC is proud of us. That means a lot to me.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsAuburn (28-9) had to overcome late-game blunders to hold off New Mexico State in its NCAA Tournament opener. The fifth-seeded Tigers had no such trouble against Kansas, pouncing on the undermanned Jayhawks and not letting them up.Auburn had a 17-point lead before the midpoint of the first half and kept pouring in shots, hitting 13 3-pointers while shooting 53 percent against one of the college basketball’s premier programs. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Ja Morant’s breakout season ends with blowout by Florida State Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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NorthEast United FC Sign Former Ghana Captain Asamoah Gyan For Upcoming ISL Season

first_img Airline ➡ Baby Jet ✈Next destination ➡ NorthEast 🇮🇳 Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. New Delhi: Asamoah Gyan, former Ghana captain and ex-Sunderland forward, will represent NorthEast United FC in the upcoming season of Indian Super League, the club announced on Thursday.NorthEast United FC released a short video listing Gyan’s various achievements as they made the big announcement to replace Bartholomew Ogbeche. Ogbeche had scored 12 goals in 18 appearances for NEUFC last season but signed for Kerala Blasters ahead of the upcoming season. NEUFC have replaced the Nigerian with the prolific Ghanian. Asamoah Gyanfootballghanaindian football First Published: September 19, 2019, 6:03 PM IST Welcome to Sarusajai, @ASAMOAH_GYAN3! 🇬🇭#WelcomeGyan#StrongerTogether pic.twitter.com/Djk3xMQsMl— NorthEast United FC (@NEUtdFC) September 19, 2019Gyan, who was the top scorer in the AFC Champions League 2014, was Ghana’s captain during the 2014 FIFA World Cup, where he also became the country’s top scorer after netting in their 2-1 loss to Portugal.Gyan has represented Ghana since 2003 and in 107 appearances for the country, he has scored 51 goals.Apart from a prolific international career, Gyan has also represented top clubs like Udinese, Rennes and Sunderland.Gyan was with Udinese from 2003 to 2008, where he scored 11 goals in 39 games. At Rennes from 2008-2010, he made 48 appearances and scored 14 goals.Gyan moved to Sunderland in 2010 and spent two years, scoring 11 times in 36 matches.Gyan’s best return came for UAE’s Al Ain, where he first spent a year on loan in the 2011-12 season and then represented them from 2012-15.In his 83 matches for Al Ain, he scored 95 goals.Apart from Gyan, NEUFC have signed Maximiliano Barreiro, Subhasish Roy Chowdhury and Kai Heerings ahead of the new season. last_img read more

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Players to watch out for in Champions League final

first_imgReal Madrid and Atletico Madrid are filled with players who are in top form ahead of Saturday’s Champions League final.Cristiano Ronaldo will be attracting most of the attention as he tries to win his second European trophy with Madrid, but plenty of his teammates and many of his opponents with Atletico have shown they are capable of breaking through with a great performance in the biggest game of the season.Here’s a look at some of the players who could shine in the final in Milan:FERNANDO TORRESA veteran of three World Cups and three European Championships, Fernando Torres is used to the big stage. He scored a goal in the final both times that Spain won the European title, in 2008 and 2012. The 32-year-old Atletico striker finished the season well and scored goals in the last two league games.”I have ahead of me the most important games I will play in my life,” Torres said.GARETH BALEGareth Bale has yet to score in this season’s Champions League but thrived in the final stages of the Spanish league, scoring four goals in the final four matches as Cristiano Ronaldo was sidelined because of an injury. Bale proved to be decisive in the previous finals he played with Real Madrid, scoring when the team won the Champions League, the Copa del Rey and the Club World Cup in 2014.”I don’t know what the secret to it is,” Bale said. “In a final everyone looks to give the best of themselves and I hope on Saturday I can get a goal and it’s enough to win the title.”advertisementANTOINE GRIEZMANNFrance forward Antoine Griezmann is enjoying his best season and has scored seven of Atletico’s 16 goals in this season’s Champions League, including three in the team’s last three matches. He scored both goals in the win over defending champion Barcelona in the second leg of the quarterfinals, and the decisive one that allowed his team to advance past Bayern Munich in the semifinals.”I’ve had a great season and hopefully it’ll end on a high note,” Griezmann said.KARIM BENZEMAThe striker has had a lackluster season marked by off-the-field issues but remains one of Real Madrid’s most dangerous players. He is the team’s second-best scorer in the Champions League with eight goals, behind Ronaldo’s 16. Benzema also finished just behind Ronaldo as the team’s best scorer in Spanish league.SAUL NIGUEZYoungster Saul Niguez has been one of Atletico’s surprises this season. The 21-year-old midfielder scored a remarkable goal in Atletico’s 1-0 victory over Bayern Munich in the first leg of the semifinals. Thanks to his recent performances, Niguez earned a spot in Spain’s preliminary squad for the European Championship in France, being picked instead of veterans such as Torres and Diego Costa.LUCAS VAZQUEZLike Atletico’s Niguez, Vazquez has just been called up for Spain’s national team thanks to a solid season with Real Madrid. The 24-year-old forward, a product of Madrid’s youth squads, got several chances as a starter during the final part of the season and capitalized on them by playing well and scoring goals.”It’s a source of pride and an honor to be representing the academy in a Champions League final,” he said. “This is the top club competition and you’ve just got to reproduce the form you’ve shown during the rest of the year.”OTHERSThe players who got to shine when Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid met in the Champions League final two seasons ago were not forwards. Defender Diego Godin netted Atletico’s goal in the first half and central defender Sergio Ramos equalized in second-half injury time to send the game into extra time, when Real Madrid won 4-1. Others who could be decisive on Saturday include left backs Marcelo of Real Madrid and Filipe Luis of Atletico, as well as midfielders Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez of Real Madrid and Jorge “Koke” Resurreccion and Gabi Fernandez of Atletico.”We are preparing to play against a great team,” Godin said. “We are confident we will be able to do a good job against them.”last_img read more

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Shame that some players are not interested in playing for West Indies: Carl Hooper

first_imgFormer West Indies captain Carl Hooper slammed the senior players of the side who do not make themselves available for the national team, saying it’s a “shame” after the tourists lost by five-wickets to India in the first T20 international in Kolkata on Sunday.Chris Gayle declined to make himself available for selection ahead of the ODI series while dashing opener Evin Lewis cited personal reasons for not being part of the team.Sunil Narine and Andre Russell were ruled out due to injury with the latter initially being part of the T20I squad only to pull out late on the eve of the opener at the Eden Gardens.Krunal Pandya wanted to bowl to Kieron Pollard and got him out: Rohit Sharma”It’s a shame that some players are not interested in playing for the West Indies. I don’t know why they are not interested to play for the team, but it’s clear that they are not interested,” Hooper told reporters on the sidelines of the first T20I which the Windies lost by 5 wickets and now trail 0-1 in the three-match series.India vs West Indies 1st T20I: Report | Highlights | GalleryThe tourists had also lost the Test series 2-0 and the ODIs 3-1.”This is a young squad and these players need time. Had the senior players been here, it would not have been this easy for India,” he added.He further said: “In the final of ICC World Cup Qualifier, we lost the match against Afghanistan. If we had the full strength, we could have won.”advertisementAlso Read – Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer in comical run outAccording to Hooper, consistency is the main problem of the current West Indies team. “Some days we are playing well, some days we are not performing according to the situation. We need to be consistent,” Hooper opined.Hopper signed off by saying that there is no dearth of talent in the Caribbean, but they need to be nurtured well.”We have the talent, but they need to be nurtured well. Cricket West Indies needs to adopt good policies. If you look at Shai Hope, he has the talent, but somehow he is not suited for T20 cricket.”(With IANS inputs)last_img read more

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Lyon deny Fekir to Liverpool deal

first_imgTransfers Lyon deny Fekir agreement with Liverpool Goal Last updated 1 year ago 16:23 6/8/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Nabil Fekir Lyon Getty Images Transfers Liverpool Premier League Olympique Lyonnais Ligue 1 The Premier League side are hoping to snap the attacking midfielder up before he leaves for the World Cup but the French side say that won’t happen Lyon have denied that they are close to reaching a £60 million (€68m/$80m) deal with Liverpool for Nabil Fekir.The France international has become a top target for Jurgen Klopp’s side, and Goal understands the Merseyside club are hopeful of wrapping up his transfer before he leaves for the 2018 World Cup.However, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas insisted earlier this week that the attacking midfielder’s future will not be decided until after the summer tournament, and the French club have taken to dismissing reports that a move is in the closing stages. 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 “The information about the transfer of Nabil Fekir is false,” the club tweeted on Friday. “Olympique Lyonnais categorically denies the false information disseminated by media about the transfer of Nabil Fekir to Liverpool.””In this period of transfers where the slightest rumour is often presented as a reality, Olympique Lyonnais recalls that only the information released by the club on its website is authentic.”The 24-year-old is said to be keen on a move to Anfield, but the French club are hoping positive displays in Russia could see demand and his asking price increase before he is sold.Liverpool have been active in the transfer market already. The Reds will see Naby Keita join from RB Leipzig after agreeing a deal last year, while Fabinho arrived from Monaco this summer and urged Fekir to join him at Anfield.”He is a very good player, of international level. In Ligue 1, it is not only this season that he has shown things,” Fabinho said.”It’s been a few years of him demonstrating his quality. If he comes, it will be good too.”Fekir, who scored 23 times in 40 games as Lyon finished third in Ligue 1, is contracted to the club until 2020. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

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Launch of the Financial Fitness

first_img Young Nova Scotians are invited to take part in the Financial Fitness Challenge, a unique online interactive quiz running April 2 to April 30. People aged 15 to 21 are invited to try games, a quiz, tips and interactive simulations to learn the importance of saving and investing money for their future. The aim of the Canadian Securities Administrators-sponsored project is to make smart money management “cool” to an increasingly web-savvy generation. Last year, 1,048 young Nova Scotians participated in the challenge. “This tells us that young people have a thirst for learning about saving and investing information,” said Chris Pottie, compliance examiner and investor education contact for the Nova Scotia Securities Commission. This year, the Canadian Securities Administrators has added a number of interactive games. One of the most exciting is Slapshot Shopping, where youth are given $200 to purchase a number of necessities and luxuries. The game uses humour — and our Canadian love affair with hockey — to teach the importance of balancing needs versus wants. Other games, called warm-ups, include The Tradeoffs, an overview of different investment types, A Little Goes a Long Way, a compound-interest simulator, and Budget Breakaway, a student-focused budget calculator. The challenge, available at www.financialfitnesschallenge.ca, features questions and facts about budgeting, saving and investing in a format focused on students’ experiences. Thirteen entries, one from each province and territory, will be randomly selected from eligible participants to win $750. Teachers are encouraged to use the challenge as a fun, informative learning tool. Teachers’ resource materials can be downloaded at www.financialfitnesschallenge.ca/teachers. Teachers can also enter a contest for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate from Staples. “The learning tools are entertaining and instructional,” said Ms. Pottie. “I strongly urge teachers to use them.” The Canadian Securities Administrators is a council of provincial and territorial securities regulators that co-ordinate and harmonize regulation for Canadian capital markets. Its mandate is to protect investors from unfair or fraudulent practices through regulation of the securities industry. Part of this protection is educating investors about the risks, responsibilities and rewards of investing. N.S. SECURITIES COMMISSION–Launch of the Financial FitnessChallenge Contestlast_img read more

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Ottawa wont get involved in police shootings in Nunavut

first_imgKent Driscoll Mark BlackburnAPTN National NewsA spokesperson for the minister responsible for the RCMP says it’s too early for the department to get involved in the Mounties’ affairs despite the number of police shootings in the territory over the past few months.“It’s premature to comment while the Ottawa Police Service investigations are on-going,” said Scott Bardsley, a spokesperson for Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale. “The results of these investigations will provide an impartial review of the incidents.The RCMP is responsible for policing the 1.7 million square kilometre territory and the 35,000 people who live in its remote communities.In the last six months, officers have been involved in the deaths of three men.The latest shooting occurred May when police shot and killed Jeremy Nivviaq in Hall Beach, NU.Ottawa Police have been called in the investigate the shooting.The results of the investigation will not be released to the public.To date, no Mountie has been charged or disciplined for any of the shootings.Paul Okalik, former premier and minister of justice in Nunavut said the reviews of police shootings in Nunavut must be more transparent.In March, Okalik called for a study on whether Nunavut should have its own police force.“I want to see a review of perhaps aboriginal policing in our smaller communities so that we can recruit our own, and serve smaller communities with local police forces, that can so a job that is currently the job of the RCMP,” said Okalik.But the review Okalik is calling for won’t be done by Goodale.APTN asked the minister if he was concerned about the number of shootings in such a short period of time.The minister’s office did not answer that question.Instead, in an email statement said the RCMP is trained to deal with these situations.“All members are trained in de-escalation techniques and are instructed to consider all intervention options based on subject behaviour, situational factors, tactical considerations and officer perceptions,” said Bardsley.The other men shot and killed in Nunavut in recent months are Charles Qirngnirq, 21 who was killed in Gjoa Haven Dec. 19, 2016. And a 20-year-old man in Pond Inlet who died in March, 2017. Police are not releasing the man’s name or whether officers shot him or he killed himself.Calls requesting an interview with RCMP Nunavut Superintendent Mike Jeffrey were not returned.Police have also been a target in Nunavut. In 2007, Const. Douglas Scott was shot and killed in Kimmirut. RCMP Const. Jurgen Seewald was killed in March 2001, in Cape Dorset, NU.Hunter Tootoo, the Member of Parliament for Nunavut, said the shootings show more resources are needed.“The shootings are very tragic and unfortunately serve as a reminder of something that I have long advocated for – the need for more Mental Health Resources in Nunavut,” he said in an email.kdriscoll@aptn.calast_img read more

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Haida Elders receive honorary degrees for their commitment to language preservation

first_imgLaurie HamelinAPTN NewsTaalgyaa’adad (Betty Richardson) had no idea that she would ever be celebrating an honorary degree when she joined the Skidegate Haida Immersion Program (SHIP) two decades ago.“Never, never in my wildest dreams did I think anything like this would ever happen,” said Taalgyaa’adad.“But here we are, we’ve got our Doctorate and it’s wonderful, it’s just heartwarming.”Taalgyaa’adad is one of nine Haida Elders who received an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from Vancouver Island University (VIU) for recording and revitalizing the Skidegate dialect of Haida’s oral language.(Taalgyaa’adad at the ceremony at the Vancouver Island University. Photo: Laurie Hamelin/APTN)Since the group began 21 years ago, it’s translated and produced hundreds of CD Roms, developed an app with thousands of words, wrote a glossary and many children’s books.“It’s the most important thing in the world for our language to be preserved because it means it’s preserving us as people,” said Taalgyaa’adad.“We’re preserving our language and carrying it on to the next generation.”Taalgyaa’adad joined SHIP in 2000 after her husband passed away.The group met five days a week, ten months a year and Taalgyaa’adad says it gave her a purpose.“It’s given me the will to wake up every morning,” said Taalgyaa’adad.“I can’t die today I have to go to school,” she says while laughing.The Elders lived through Residential school and were forbidden to practice their culture and speak their own language.Learning or holding onto their traditional language wasn’t easy.“Fortunately we lived with our grandmother until I was 13 years old and my grandmother spoke fluent Haida, in fact she spoke very broken English,” said Taalgyaa’adad.“And I had an Aunt who also lived with us who spoke fluent Haida so the two of them speaking back and forth to one another is where I learned.”The Elders’ family members and Haida political leaders attended the Convocation in Nanaimo B.C. on June 3.Everyone packed the ballroom of the Coast Bastion Hotel after the ceremony to celebrate with dinner and speeches.Taalgyaa’adad’s oldest son, Kilslay Kaji Sting spoke at the event.“Language is who we are, language is how we articulate and express our world view,” said Kilslay Kaji Sting.“Our story as a nation is an ancient one, we’ve been in our homelands for thousands of years, for hundreds of generations and thrived and developed a culture as good as any on this earth throughout all of history,” she said. “And right now it’s fighting against this colonial narrative that puts us less than the other people, less than general society, not even being human enough to have rights.“And to do that they attempt to separate us from our lands, they separate us from our stories and the worst trick they tried was separate us from our culture and language.”(Elders on stage at the Vancouver Island University ceremony. Photo courtesy: VIU)Kilslay Kaji Sting is proud of his mother’s hard work and wants to see his entire community speak Haida again – like it was before colonization.“I want it to be functional in Haida business and I want to be able to go to a Haida feast and talk in Haida and talk to other people in Haida,” said Kilslay Kaji Sting.“I’m one generation removed from that.  My mom and dad could do that, I’m the first one that couldn’t.“Well we’re changing that, by the time I check out it will be changed.”Chancellor Louis Mandell from Vancouver Island University says it is fitting that SHIP be recognized during the United Nations Year of Indigenous Languages.“This year we seek healing, from the violent disruption and interruption of language transmission and recovery of humanity’s linguistic heritage.“Indigenous languages are disappearing around the world at unprecedented rates, with Canada one of the worst examples.”“We are overwhelmed with admiration and inspiration, and celebrate SHIP’s love and lasting legacy.”Now that the Elders have reached such remarkable success, it doesn’t mean the project is finished says Taalgyaa’adad.“A lot of the times I wake up in the middle of the night thinking about a word and I’ve got a pen and paper by my bed and I’ll write the word down that has come to me.”“I’ve known it, but it’s been sort of hidden in the back of my mind.”“Words are added every day, in fact words are being added today as we speak.”lhamelin@aptn.ca@laurie_hamelinlast_img read more

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MP Bob Zimmer to hold second meeting on disinformation and fake news

first_imgMany letters were sent to Zuckerberg requesting his appearance at the meeting; all of which were denied. Instead, Facebook Vice President of Policy Solutions, Richard Allan, was sent in Zuckerberg’s place.While the upcoming meeting will continue to focus on holding digital platforms to account, the Committee will also examine Foreign Influence in Democracies and Data as a Human Right: Protecting Our Citizens – Data Security and Privacy.Zimmer says he is looking forward to welcoming Countries to Ottawa to continue the work that was accomplished at the meeting in London. He also says this meeting will provide an opportunity to hear from social media platforms about how they are protecting users from online threats.“I am looking forward to welcoming our international colleagues to Ottawa as we continue to build upon what we accomplished in London. With several countries, including Canada, holding elections this year it is vital that we continue collaborating to protect our democracies from the global threats of foreign influence and disinformation on digital platforms. This meeting will also provide us with the opportunity to hear from these platforms about what they are doing to protect our citizens from the threats of manipulation that we know are active online.”The second International Grand Committee Meeting on Disinformation and ‘Fake News’ will be taking place on May 28, 2019, in Ottawa. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Local M.P. Bob Zimmer will be hosting a second International Grand Committee Meeting on Disinformation and ‘Fake News’ in Ottawa.The Committee, co-chaired by U.K. M.P. Damian Collins and Zimmer, has announced that a meeting will be taking place in Ottawa on May 28, 2019.The first meeting was held in London on November 27, 2018. That meeting was intended to have Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, testify before Nations on his Company’s practices when it comes to dealing with disinformation and ‘fake news’.last_img read more

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Keystone XL pipeline costs to nearly double to as much as US10B

CALGARY — Costs for the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline will likely balloon from US$5.4 billion to as much as US$10 billion, TransCanada Corp. confirmed Friday, as the project marked its sixth year in regulatory limbo.CEO Russ Girling told the Wall Street Journal that the price tag could rise to a “number that gets you into the high single digits to a 10 number.”[np_storybar title=”Keystone XL battle enters sixth year” link=”https://business.financialpost.com/2014/09/18/keystone-xl-battle/?__lsa=69ca-111a”%5DFriday marks the sixth year to the day TransCanada Corp. filed an application with the U.S. State Department to build the 1,897-kilometre pipeline. Since then it has become not only the most polarizing energy project in North America, but also has taken on a life of its own almost separate from the Calgary-based company that proposed the project. Keep reading. [/np_storybar]Company spokesman Shawn Howard confirmed the remarks.“It is worth noting that increased project costs mean higher costs for refiners and consumers — and those costs will likely be passed on to all of us as consumers,” he added.TransCanada marked Friday what it called an “unfortunate milestone” for Keystone XL — six years precisely since it applied for a U.S. permit to build the pipeline.Keystone XL would link 830,000 barrels per day of mostly oilsands crude to an existing network that feeds into the lucrative U.S. Gulf Coast refining market.Environmental concerns over the project range from a potential spill’s impact on drinking water to the enabling of further oilsands development and its accompanying increase in greenhouse gas emissions.Backers of the project say it would create construction jobs and displace crude imports to the U.S. from unfriendly regimes.“Our goal is to have more oil moving through pipelines which are safer, produce fewer emissions and provide safe, secure and reliable supplies of oil to American refineries,” said TransCanada president of development Alex Pourbaix.Meanwhile, Reuters reported this week that U.S. hedge funds are eyeing a restructuring of TransCanada.Jack M. Mintz: How Keystone, other oil projects suffer from fossilized economicsKeystone pipeline path can be decided by governor, court is toldTransCanada Corp could be target of activist U.S. hedge funds — including Daniel Loeb’s Third PointTransCanada, commenting on “significant trading activity” in its shares, said Friday it’s expected to generate significant cash flow, earnings and dividend growth in its current form.“With its commercially secured $38 billion capital program and ongoing growth in its three core businesses, the company is well positioned to create significant shareholder value,” it said.“Since 2000, TransCanada has delivered a 16% annualized return to its shareholders including an average increase in dividends of &% per annum.” Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the Global Business Forum in Banff, Alta., TransCanada’s former CEO, Hal Kvisle, said a break-up of TransCanada would be “wild speculation.”Kvisle, now Talisman Energy Inc.’s CEO, said TransCanada’s portfolio today “makes a ton of sense.”“The market wants yield, they want reliable companies that pay strong dividends and they want strong management teams and TransCanada’s got all of that.”Phil Adams, an analyst at independent corporate bond rating agency Gimme Credit, said TransCanada should stay as-is.“We agree with management that a strong balance sheet is critical for tackling an enormous list of growth projects,” he wrote in a report.© Thomson Reuters 2014 read more

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Can you guess what Irelands most recessionproof industry is

first_imgWE REPORTED YESTERDAY that nearly 15% of all Ireland’s small businesses failed during the recession.But what was the most robust industry?An analysis by risk analysts vision-net.ie shows that Agriculture and Fishing start ups that were founded in 2007 were most likely to survive the downturn, while start-ups in the hospitality, construction and IT sectors had the highest rates of failure.The survival rate for agriculture and fishing start-ups was 74.7%, some distance ahead of the average of 48.4%.The second most successful sector was utilities, with 65.7% of start-ups surviving the worst of the down turn.Vision-net managing director Christine Cullen said: “Our data confirms the strength of the Irish food industry and the important role it is playing in our economic recovery.”“The CSO’s data also shows that Ireland’s business start-up culture remains strong, despite the difficulty recessionary trading conditions of recent years. The CSO findings…are very positive and matches what our own data has consistently highlighted.”Read: Recovering from the rains: Fishing industry battles on>Read: Atlantic mackerel deal thrashed out but Iceland holds firm and doesn’t sign>last_img read more

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Internet Gutter Sociopath Community

first_imgThe internet is a strange and terrifying place. It’s enabled us to connect with one another, advance the causes of science and culture, and unite the world with a glowing net of data. It’s also enabled people with very… particular interests to find each other online. In this new ongoing series, we’ll be dipping into the Internet Gutter – the strange subcultures and weird worlds lurking in the dark pockets of the World Wide Web.Sociopath CommunityThey say that one out of every 25 people qualifies for the DSM-IV definition of “sociopath.” That’s a person “characterized by a lack of regard for the moral or legal standards in the local culture.” Or, in layman’s terms, a total dick who doesn’t care that they’re a dick. Warning signs of a sociopath include a charming outward nature that hides a manipulative core, as well as a lack of regret for their actions. Our friends at Wikihow have more.For modern society to run, we can’t all be sociopaths. Typically, they either subsume their lack of morals out of the desire to blend in or become criminals and get profiled on cheap basic cable TV shows.But the internet allows all kinds of people to find each other, and it shouldn’t surprise you that a whole world of self-described sociopaths congregate on a website made especially for that purpose. Welcome to Sociopath Community.Introductions“This site is 18+ and NSFW with only 1 rule: Do not ruin the usability of this site (such as spam, flooding, or illegal activities).”That’s how Sociopath Community introduces itself, and it isn’t kidding. The users of this site are all self-diagnosed sociopaths, and as such don’t really give a rat’s ass about your feelings. So naturally they hang out on a website that looks like a relic from the late 1990s, sharing South Park memes, and fantasizing about mass murder.The best way to get a handle on the population of the Sociopath Community is from the Selfie Thread, where posters share unfiltered images of themselves. Plenty of V for Vendetta T-shirts, vape pens, and dirty bathroom mirrors.Another good place to start is the Memorable Quotes From Forum Members thread. That’s where long-time posters regurgitate their favorite monologues and one-liners to each other. What rises to the top on this site is truly special, and we’ll share some of it later.Flame War CentralSo how do you think a website full of people incapable of feeling empathy for each other get along? Not very well. Just about every thread devolves into internecine squabbling about whether the posters are “real” sociopaths or just poseurs pretending. Because it’s a relatively anonymous board, they also have lots of problems with posters registering multiple accounts.One of the biggest divides in the forum comes between the people who are there to have intellectual discussions of sociopathy and its ramifications and teenage 4chan refugees with anime avatars who are there to make fun of them. The interesting thing about this conflict is that it’s hard to say which side is more sociopathic. Looking for authentic communication on the internet is “beta,” the term the community uses to describe non-sociopaths. So it’s possible that the weeaboo edgelords might be the true sociopaths because they’re willing to troll even a community set up for them.Real TimeIf the message board portion of Sociopath Community wasn’t rough enough for you, the site also has a chatroom embedded in every single goddamned page. This is where forumgoers put the thoughts that aren’t worthy of preserving forever, and it’s pretty mind-numbing to read through. After a few hours lurking, you realize that “sociopaths” spend most of their time either hitting on each other or cockblocking each other.Part of the definition of sociopathy is not caring about “belonging” to a group, and only playing along to see what personal advantages it can get you. It’s hard to see that happening here. The posters seem remarkably invested in each other, for better or for worse.Greatest HitsCombing through the morass of this site is enough to drive a normal person a little nuts, but here’s a slideshow of some particularly notable posts. So what do you think? Are these guys actual 4 percenter sociopaths, or just edgelords looking to justify their crappy online behavior while distracting from an actual mental health issue? Is it good that there’s a site that keeps them all in one place, or is Sociopath Community just amplifying their neuroses until one eventually goes Elliot Rodger? <>last_img read more

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Star Wars News The Cast of The Last Jedi Hints at What

first_imgStar Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi is only a few short months away, which means it’s time for some real concrete details to come out. Today’s Last Jedi news comes from Entertainment Weekly, who just put up a massive cover story featuring interviews with the cast and director Rian Johnson. While they’re still understandably not revealing any specifics, they do give us a clearer picture of what the plot will look like. After the end of The Force Awakens, most of us were eager to see Luke begin training Rey. From the sounds of things, that might not happen right away.One interesting detail to come out of EW’s interviews was that Rey and Luke’s first meeting doesn’t go as well as she might have hoped. It turns out there’s a reason Luke exiled himself, and he isn’t going to get over it because somebody showed up on his island with a lightsaber. Rather than immediately taking on a new pupil, he will reject her and turn her away. Considering Rey’s abandonment as a child, that doesn’t sit well with her.Daisy Ridley describes Rey’s thought process during the early parts of the movie. “Oh my God, this other man that I lost within a couple days was somewhat of a father figure. Now he’s gone, and instead I’m with this grumpy guy on an island who doesn’t want me here.”So what happened to Luke? Why is he so grumpy? Mark Hamill says that while he and Johnson figured out all the details, those aren’t necessarily spelled out in the movie. Hamill said that while it was important for him as an actor to know exactly what Luke has been through, those details aren’t vital to the story of The Last Jedi. So what made Luke decide that it was time for the Jedi to end? As you might have guessed from what was revealed in The Force Awakens, it all comes down to Kylo Ren.“[Luke] made a huge mistake in thinking that his nephew was the chosen one, so he invested everything he had in Kylo, much like Obi-Wan did with my character. And he is betrayed, with tragic consequences.” Hamil says. It appears that Luke blamed himself for failing to detect the Dark Side within Ben Solo, and decided the galaxy would be better off without the Jedi. Rey may eventually train with Luke Skywalker, but it might take a decent chunk of the movie to get him there.EW also spoke with Oscar Isaac about Poe Dameron’s relationship with Princess Leia. After Carrie Fisher passed away last December, there have been questions about how the series would handle her absence. Disney has said that The Last Jedi wouldn’t be altered in any way, nor would Fisher be digitally inserted into Episode IX. Isaac and Johnson shed some light on how the films will move forward. After the events of The Force Awakens, Poe and Leia’s relationship grows a lot stronger.“Poe is in some ways a surrogate son for Leia, but also I think she sees in him the potential for a truly great leader of the Resistance and beyond,” Issac says. “I think Leia knows she won’t be around forever and she, with tough love, wants to push Poe to be more than the badass pilot, to temper his heroic impulses with wisdom and clarity.”With the destruction of the Republic’s capital in The Force Awakens, The Resistance will be at their most desperate in The Last Jedi. Cut off from leadership and resources; it’s going to be especially rough for Leia, who is now also dealing with the loss of her husband, as well as her son. Considering all that, it’s only natural that Leia would begin thinking of training Poe to carry on her efforts. From the sounds of things, that was the plan all along. While Episode IX is being rewritten out of respect for Fisher’s passing. Johnson says there were no changes made to The Last Jedi.Johnson says that while they didn’t intend to close Leia’s character arc, he hopes The Last Jedi will give Leia a satisfying ending. “There’s going to be a very emotional reaction to what she does in this movie,” he said.Donald Glover at The Martian premiere (Photo: NASA/Bill Ingalls)In other Star Wars news, Donald Glover spoke briefly about the upcoming Han Solo film in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. Specifically, he spoke about the change in directors the film went through. While he didn’t go too deep into what happened, it doesn’t sound like a particularly comfortable situation for the actors involved.“Ron is such a legend, and he knows exactly what the vision for what he is doing is … [but Phil and Chris] hired us, so you sort of feel like, ‘I know I’m not your first choice …’ And you worry about that,” he said. Glover described the feeling like the youngest kid whose parents are getting a divorce. “The oldest child is like, ‘We know what’s happening, but we are keeping you out of it.’ And I’m just like, [Glover’s voice rises several octaves] ‘Was that scene good? How did you feel?’”Whatever happened there, it doesn’t sound particularly fun for anyone involved. On the bright side, Ron Howard is a great director, and hopefully, he’s helping the cast move past any awkwardness. In a more fun detail about the upcoming Solo flick, Glover described a conversation he had with the original Lando Calrissian, Billy Dee Williams. Being the great actor he is, Glover shared all the preparation he’d done to play young Lando, including a full breakdown of the character. After listening to it all, he said, Williams had some very simple advice.“[Williams] just let me ramble on and on, and then finally I was like, ‘So, what do you think?’ And he goes, ‘Yeah, I don’t know about all that. Just be charming.’” Glover said.Hey, sometimes the best advice is just to keep things simple. Given Glover’s past performances (and his work as Childish Gambino) he should have no trouble just being charming.We’ll get to see the full force of Glover’s charm when the Han Solo flick hits theaters on May 25, 2016.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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Historical preservation applications being accepted

first_imgClark County is accepting applications from local organizations for grants that promote historical preservation and programs, including preservation of historic documents.Applications for 2018 historical promotion grants must be received by the Historic Preservation Commission by mid-September.The commission will review applications in the fall and submit recommendations to the county council in November. Grants will be awarded in December, and the money will be available in January 2018.Interested people can get the application online at www.clark.wa.gov/community-planning/historical-promotion-grants-program or by contacting Jacqui Kamp in Community Planning at 360-397-2280 or jacqui.kamp@clark.wa.gov.Deadline for submitting completed applications is 5 p.m. Sept. 15. Applications must include an original signature; electronic copies will not be accepted.For information about the grant process, contact Kamp.last_img read more

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Mozilla starts to enable TLS 13 on Firefox Stable

first_imgMozilla starts to enable TLS 1.3 on Firefox Stable by Martin Brinkmann on April 13, 2018 in Firefox – Last Update: April 13, 2018 – 4 commentsEagle-eyed Firefox users and administrators may have noticed that Mozilla dropped a new system add-on on systems running the stable version of Firefox recently.First spotted by Bleeping Computer creator Lawrence Abrams, the add-on’s only purpose is to enable support for TLS 1.3, the next major Transport Layer Security protocol version.TLS 1.3 is considered to be faster and more secure than previous versions of the protocol. The new protocol version was finalized on March 21, 2018 and it needs to be supported by web browsers and Internet services.Firefox users who run beta or nightly versions of the web browser may know that TLS 1.3 is enabled in those versions already.Tip: you can manage TLS 1.3 manually in Firefox (and Chrome).TLS 1.3 on Firefox StableMozilla rolls out the system add-on gradually to the Firefox Stable release channel population. The organizations started with 10% of the population and monitored the effect closely.The current level of distribution reached 50% of the entire population.Check if TLS 1.3 is enabledWhile you can check for the existence of the system add-on on about:support as it is listed under Firefox Features on the page, you may also do the following to verify the maximum TLS version in Firefox:Type about:config in the browser’s address bar and load the internal address.Confirm that you will be careful if a warning message is displayed.Search for security.tls.versionThe preference security.tls.version.max determines the highest TLS protocol level that Firefox supports actively. If it is set to 3, TLS 1.2 is support. The system add-on raises the value to 4 which in turn adds support for TLS 1.3 to the web browser.Tip: you can raise the level manually right away if it is set to 3. Just double-click on the preference and change the value to 4 to add support for TLS 1.3 to Firefox right away.You can run a check for supported protocols and security features on SSLLabs. You should notice that TLS 1.3 is supported by the browser if the security.tls.version.max preference is set to 4.Google Chrome Stable supports TLS 1.3 by default as well already. Mozilla’s rollout will reach the entire Firefox Stable population eventually so that all versions of Firefox that are supported by the organization support the new protocol version.Interested users can follow the rollout on Bugzilla.SummaryArticle NameMozilla starts to enable TLS 1.3 on Firefox StableDescriptionEagle-eyed Firefox users and administrators may have noticed that Mozilla dropped a new system add-on on systems running the stable version of Firefox recently.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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Technology Aims to Bring Us Longer Lives How Ethical is That

first_img(Credit: Lightspring/Shutterstock)Life extension – using science to slow or halt human aging so that people live far longer than they do naturally – may one day be possible.Big business is taking this possibility seriously. In 2013 Google founded a company called Calico to develop life extension methods, and Silicon Valley billionaires Jeff Bezos and Peter Thiel have invested in Unity Biotechnology, which has a market cap of US$700 million. Unity Biotechnology focuses mainly on preventing age-related diseases, but its research could lead to methods for slowing or preventing aging itself.From my perspective as a philosopher, this poses two ethical questions. First, is extended life good? Second, could extending life harm others?Is Living Forever A Good Thing?Not everyone is convinced that extending life would be good. In a 2013 survey by the Pew Research Center’s Religion and Public Life project, some respondents worried that it might become boring, or that they would miss out on the benefits of growing old, such as gaining wisdom and learning to accept death.Philosophers such as Bernard Williams have shared this concern. In 1973 Williams argued that immortality would become intolerably boring if one never changed. He also argued that, if people changed enough to avoid intolerable boredom, they would eventually change so much that they’d be entirely different people.On the other hand, not everyone is persuaded that extended life would be a bad life. I’m not. But that’s not the point. No one is proposing to force anyone to use life extension, and – out of respect for liberty – no one should be prevented from using it.Nineteenth-century philosopher John Stuart Mill argued that society must respect individual liberty when it comes to deciding what’s good for us. In other words, it’s wrong to interfere with someone’s life choices even when he or she makes bad choices.However, Mill also held that our liberty right is limited by the “harm principle.” The harm principle says that the right to individual liberty is limited by a duty not to harm others.There are many possible harms: Dictators might live far too long, society might become too conservative and risk-averse and pensions might have to be limited, to name a few. One that stands out to me is the injustice of unequal access.What does unequal access looks like when it comes to life extension?Available Only to the Rich?Many people, such as philosopher John Harris and those in the Pew Center survey, worry that life extension would be available only to the rich and make existing inequalities even worse.Indeed, it is unjust when some people live longer than the poor because they have better health care. It would be far more unjust if the rich could live several decades or centuries longer than anyone else and gain more time to consolidate their advantages.Some philosophers suggest that society should prevent inequality by banning life extension. This is equality by denial – if not everyone can get it, then no one gets it.As with other healthcare options, could longer lives be out of reach for the poor? (Credit: HelloRF Zcool/Shutterstock)However, as philosopher Richard J. Arneson notes, “leveling-down” – achieving equality by making some people worse off without making anyone better off – is unjust.Indeed, as I argue in my recent book on life extension ethics, most of us reject leveling-down in other situations. For example, there are not enough human organs for transplant, but no one thinks the answer is to ban organ transplants.Moreover, banning or slowing down the development of life extension may simply delay a time when the technology gets cheap enough for everyone to have it. TV sets were once a toy for the wealthy; now even poor families have them. In time, this could happen with life extension.Justice requires that society subsidize access to life extension to the extent it can afford to do so. However, justice does not require banning life extension just because it’s not possible to give it to everyone.Overpopulation Crisis?Another possible harm is that the world will become overcrowded. Many people, including philosophers Peter Singer and Walter Glannon, are concerned that extending human life would cause severe overpopulation, pollution and resource shortages.One way to prevent this harm, as some philosophers have proposed, is to limit the number of children after life extension.This would be politically very difficult and very hard on those who want longer lives, but trying to ban life extension would be equally difficult, and denying people longer lives would be just as hard on them – if not more so. Limiting reproduction, as hard as that may be, is a better way to follow the harm principle.Will Death Be Worse?Another possible harm is that widespread life extension might make death worse for some people.All else being equal, it is better to die at 90 than nine. At 90 you’re not missing out on many years, but at nine you lose most of your potential life. As philosopher Jeff McMahan argues, death is worse the more years it takes from you.Now imagine that people living in a far wealthier neighborhood don’t have to die at 90 or so. They can afford life extension, and will live to 190. You can’t afford it, and you are dying at 80. Is your death not so bad, for you’re losing only a few years, or is your death now far worse, because – if only you had life extension – you might live to 190? Are you losing 10 years, or are you losing 110 years?In a world where some people get life extension and some don’t, what’s the right measure for how many years death takes from you?Perhaps the right measure is how many years life extension would give you, multiplied by the odds of getting it. For example, if you have a 20 percent chance of getting 100 years, then your death is worse by however many years you’d get in a normal lifespan, plus 20 years.If so, then the fact that some people can get life extension makes your death somewhat worse. This is a more subtle kind of harm than living in an overpopulated world, but it’s a harm all the same.However, not just any harm is enough to outweigh liberty. After all, expensive new medical treatments can extend a normal lifespan, but even if that makes death slightly worse for those who can’t afford those treatments, no one thinks such treatments should be banned.I believe that life extension is a good thing, but it does pose threats to society that must be taken seriously.[This article originally appeared on The Conversation]last_img read more

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Pending Home Sales Fall Back After the Spring Season

first_img Homebuyers homes HOUSING NAR Pending-Home Sales sales Sellers 2018-05-31 Radhika Ojha May 31, 2018 491 Views Pending home sales slid in April to their third-lowest level over the past year according to the latest Pending Home Sales Index data released by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) on Thursday. The report indicated that the index declined 1.3 percent in April to 106.4 from an upwardly revised 107.8 in March. On a year over year basis, the index was down 2.1 percent and declined for the fourth straight month.”Pending sales slipped in April and continued to stay within the same narrow range with little signs of breaking out,” said Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at NAR. “Listings are typically going under contract in under a month and instances of multiple offers are increasingly common and pushing prices higher.”Watch what Yun had to say about the other factors that impacted pending home sales and his take on the housing market:<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, Newscenter_img Pending Home Sales Fall Back After the Spring Season Sharelast_img read more

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7 31 Christopher Carson Oklahoma State RB

first_img7 (31)Christopher CarsonOklahoma StateRB 6 (5)Tanzel SmartTulaneDT 4 (10)Josh ReynoldsTexas A&MWR 3 (2)Ahkello WitherspoonColoradoCB Seattle SeahawksSeahawks general manager John Schneider must be a numbers guy. The more opportunities to land a star, the better. 3 (42)Amara DarbohMichiganWR 2 (3)Malik McDowellMichigan StateDT The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact 3 (40)C.J. BeathardIowaQB 2 (26)Ethan PocicLSUC 2 (12)Gerald EverettSouth AlabamaTE Round (pick)PlayerSchoolPosition LISTEN: Mel Kiper Jr., ESPN NFL Draft analyst Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The goal: Get second-year quarterback Jared Goff some darn help. Los Angeles drafted a tight end (South Alabama’s Gerald Everett) and two receivers (Eastern Washington’s Cooper Kupp and Texas A&M’s Josh Reynolds) with three of its first four picks. In the later rounds, the Rams added two outside linebackers, a fullback and a defensive tackle. With the exception of Reynolds, the picks came from schools not known as power conference football programs with two players out of Eastern Washington and selections who hail from Tulane, Boston College and Pittsburgh.Mel Kiper’s draft grade: C-Kiper says: “Overall, I think the Rams were smart to go after weapons for Goff (and McVay), I just questioned value in spots. Ironically, the most important aspect to both this draft and last year’s won’t be Goff or these wide receivers, it’ll be if the Rams can block well enough to unleash any of them.” San Francisco 49ersThe 49ers’ list of needs isn’t a short one. Regardless, it appeared that Lynch won the press conference after his first draft. Not only did he trade the second pick to move down a spot while acquiring two more selections in the first three rounds, he made the most out of his selections.Stanford defensive tackle Solomon Thomas was an easy choice third overall, and at 31, Lynch took a swing at Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster, who for myriad reasons fell down the draft boards after being regarded as a top-15 selection. Lynch addressed needs across the board by taking two cornerbacks, two defensive tackles, a defensive end, a linebacker, a tight end, a quarterback, a receiver and and a running back.Mel Kiper’s draft grade: A-Kiper says: “Overall, the 49ers did well to not just settle for picking good players and make a play for adding a second elite player. Reuben Foster carries some risk, but at No. 31? Bring it on. This is a good start to the Lynch era.” 5 (34)Trent TaylorLouisiana TechWR 3 (31)Delano HillMichiganS San Francisco 49ers draft picks Reuben Foster, left, and Solomon Thomas pose for photos at a news conference in Santa Clara, Calif., Friday, April 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) 6 (18)Pita TaumoepenuUtahDE Your browser does not support the audio element. 6 (3)Mike TysonCincinnatiS 4 (15)Joe WilliamsUtahRB Los Angeles Rams The Arizona Cardinals received As and Bs for their work in the 2017 NFL Draft, but not every team in the NFC West could say the same.Positive reviews of the San Francisco 49ers’ draft class came in for first-year GM John Lynch, but the Seattle Seahawks and Los Angeles Rams both earned tepid reviews, especially from ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. Here’s a quick peek at each of the Cardinals’ NFC West opponents and what stood out about their decisions in the draft. 3 (26)Shaquill GriffinUCFCB 6 (26)Justin SeniorMississippi StateOT 5 (2)George KettleIowaTE Round (pick)PlayerSchoolPosition Top Stories 7 (11)Adrian ColbertMiamiS 3 (38)Nazair JonesNorth CarolinaDT 4 (19)Samson EbukamEastern WashingtonOLB 6 (14)D.J. JonesOle MissDT 0 Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires He turned the No. 26 pick, his highest, into five players after a series of trades backward in the draft. After all that, Seattle first picked No. 35, taking Michigan State defensive tackle Malik McDowell in the second round before using the trade-backs to select three defensive backs — Michigan’s Delano Hill, Colorado’s Tedric Thompson and Cincinnati’s Mike Tyson — and a running back. Overall, the Seahawks addressed the most talked-about needs at offensive line and defensive back — they selected four DBs out of 11 picks. Mel Kiper’s draft grade: C+Kiper says: “I can quibble with value at a couple of spots here, but if they get the best of McDowell, that’s a potentially massive steal.” 1 (3)Solomon ThomasStanfordOL 6 (22)Sam RogersVirginia TechFB 4 (4)Tedric ThompsonColoradoS 7 (8)David MooreEast CentralWR 3 (27)John JohnsonBoston CollegeS 1 (31)Reuben FosterAlabamaILB 3 (5)Cooper KuppEastern WashingtonWR 7 (16)Ejuan PricePittsburghOLB Round (pick)PlayerSchoolPositionlast_img read more

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Multiple casinos or Las Vegas in the Med

first_imgBy Stefanos EvripidouTHE GOVERNMENT is mulling over the creation of a one-off “global casino resort” in Cyprus, expected to attract millions in investment and tourism.The Presidential Palace is currently studying the updated study by private sector consultants on the opening of casinos in Cyprus which was completed and handed over to the Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO).According to sources, the options currently on the table are to allow the development of one massive “global resort” with a huge bed capacity that would offer a number of auxiliary services, including theme parks, restaurants, shops, malls, etc; or smaller multiple casinos across the island.The advantages of the first proposal are many, said the source, since no such global resort currently exists in Europe, meaning Cyprus will attract visitors from across Europe (including Russia) and the nearby region of the Middle East, targeting anyone within a four-hour flight from the island.The project goes beyond just opening a casino, as many other services would also be on offer, similar to those in Las Vegas, Singapore and Macau. Apart from gambling and hospitality services, a big resort would attract the kind of shows that would never normally come to Cyprus.The study reveals that the impact of a large-scale global resort on tourism would be massive, and likely result in a huge increase in arrivals, while getting the project off the ground is expected to bring in an investment of between €600-800 million.The government appears to be leaning towards this single licence global resort option, said one source.The size of the island and its surrounding areas only warrant the creation of one ‘mega’ casino resort, he said, noting that Singapore which caters to a potential market of hundreds of millions of people in neighbouring countries only has two casinos.Las Vegas has many large resorts but the desert city has all of America to attract to its gambling tables.The government does not rule out the possibility of offering a second licence to the same licensee for a smaller casino to serve the needs of another area of Cyprus.According to the expert study, the alternative proposal of providing multiple casino licences would not bring the same kind of massive investment to the island, nor would the country likely see a huge spike in tourism numbers.Politis yesterday reported that CTO officials and coalition partner DIKO were not keen on the proposal for one grand resort, preferring instead the multiple casinos option.According to a source, the CTO had no say in policy-making while DIKO had yet to give an official position on the matter.Since President Nicos Anastasiades broke from the policy of the previous government and announced the decision to allow the creation of casinos in Cyprus, local authorities throughout the island have been scrambling to promote their own attractiveness as a potential location for a casino, including the Famagusta municipalities and more recently the Nicosia mayor.Given the popularity of Anastasiades’ decision, the government can expect significant resistance to the proposal for one licence only, should the government finally decide on that.However, while the global resort will have a gambling licence, a number of auxiliary services will also be provided, giving local businesses the opportunity to participate in the entertainment and hospitality services on offer.Also, the government plans to ensure that all local authorities benefit in some way from the revenue collected from the gambling tax imposed on the licensee.As for the location of a one-off grand resort, the government would take the final decision after examining the proposal of a selection committee, though obviously, the investor would also have a big say.The government is expected to take a decision very soon on which model of casinos to adopt in Cyprus, based on the experts’ study.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementCardiologist: This Is What Happens When You Eat GlutenGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)UndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Foreign aircraft and vessels in the region are routinely challenged by Chinese naval ships and monitoring stations on the fortified islands, he said all of his comments during the Fox interview were accurate and could be made part of the record. passenger and freight train safety and natural gas production. read more

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