Aaron Wan-Bissaka sees his future at Crystal Palaceby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAaron Wan-Bissaka insists he sees his future at Crystal Palace.Looking to the next challenge, away to league champions Manchester City, Wan-Bissaka is upbeat.“It’s the same as other games, it makes no difference to me. I just play my game, put the effort in and work hard. I know I’ll learn something from [playing versus Leroy Sane et al], to help me in the future. They’re smart players, we’ve got to be smart as well. We’ll look to gamble, as they look to take their chances.”Asked about 2019, Wan-Bissaka sees his future at Palace. “My aim is to keep my position, and to keep improving.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Ex-Watford, Espanyol coach Sanchez Flores named coach of Shanghai Shenhuaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Watford and Espanyol manager Quique Sanchez Flores has been named coach of Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua.The Spaniard replaces Wu Jingui, who takes over as sporting director after steering Shenhua to victory in the Chinese FA Cup in 2017 Sanchez Flores has not worked since April, when he was dismissed by Spanish side Espanyol after almost two years at the helm.The former Real Madrid and Spain defender makes the move to China having also previously coached Watford in the Premier League, Benfica in Portugal and clubs in the United Arab Emirates. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Former Chelsea defender: Hudson-Odoi deal brilliant newsby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Chelsea defender Jason Cundy is happy with Callum Hudson-Odoi’s new deal.Cundy claims it would have been “devastating” to see him leave.“He is the future, he has shown the quality he has got, he’s a full international,” Cundy said on talkSPORT.“For me he starts [when he’s fit], he starts wide of the three, left or right.“It depends what formation you play but if you’re playing a three up top, he can either play on the left or the right.“So he’ll cut in on the right or cut in [on the left], generally on the right-hand side.“He can’t play down the middle, I’ve not seen him play there, I’m sure given an opportunity [he could].“But he is the future of the football club and it is brilliant news.”
About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Man Utd veteran Mata: I can never forget Liverpool victoryby Ansser Sadiq7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United veteran Juan Mata admits he’s never forgotten the times they have beaten Liverpool.Mata has now been at United for the better part of his career, which has involved many games against their arch rivals.And while they have endured disappointment in those years, they have also known great joy against Liverpool.One of those occasions for United fans was the game against the Reds in 2015, when Mata scored two goals and propelled them to a famous win at Anfield under then manager Louis Van Gaal.Mata told the Manchester Evening News: “If you speak with United fans they remember always the Liverpool-United games and I was lucky to win that game [in 2015] and score the two goals. “But specifically that goal [scissor kick]. “And whether I want it or not, I cannot forget that day! Because it’s very special for me.”
Redshirt sophomore Nathan Tomasello competes in a match against Arizona State on Nov. 13.Credit: Courtesy of OSUDespite two Buckeyes collecting individual titles, the Ohio State wrestling team couldn’t replicate that success across the board this weekend at the Big Ten championships, as it finished third at the two-day event hosted by the University of Iowa. Penn State ran away with the victory, while Iowa squeaked by OSU to grab second place.The Buckeyes earned top-five finishes in five weight classes but could not pick up enough points to catch the Nittany Lions. A win in the heavyweight class pushed OSU close to Iowa, but ultimately the team still came up one point short. Redshirt sophomore Nathan Tomasello continued his dominance in the 125-pound weight class, as the Parma, Ohio, native swept the field on his way to his second straight Big Ten individual title. Tomasello faced a familiar opponent in the finals in Nico Megaludis of Penn State. The two met in a dual-meet earlier this year when the Buckeyes traveled to State College, Pennsylvania. Both times Tomasello was able to walk away with a 3-1 win, but he needed overtime to hold onto his conference title. A strong takedown midway through the extra period gave the redshirt sophomore the win. Redshirt sophomore Bo Jordan failed to decipher his cousin, Isaac Jordan of Wisconsin, for the third time in 12 months in the 165-pound weight class. Much like the two Jordans’ previous matches, there was little action in the first. Bo Jordan scored an escape in the second, but he was on the wrong side of riding time, which made the score technically 1-1. A quick takedown late by Isaac Jordan caught OSU’s wrestler off guard, and Bo Jordan lost 3-1.Even with the loss, which was his second of the season, Bo Jordan will be representing OSU at 165 pounds in the national championships. World champion and sophomore Kyle Snyder ended the tournament with a bang for the Buckeyes against Adam Coon of Michigan. The 7-4 decision for Snyder gave the Woodbine, Maryland, native his first Big Ten title.Snyder had a dominant first two matches, picking up two technical falls. The final match was not as easy for the sophomore, as he had to go through Coon, a runner-up at heavyweight from last year’s national championship.Freshman Myles Martin had a strong showing in his first Big Ten tournament on his way to a third-place finish. After earning a fall in his first bout against Shane Shadaia of Michigan State, Martin earned an 8-2 decision win before running into top-seeded Bo Nickal of Penn State.Nickal pinned Martin, but the freshman recovered to win his next two matches and earn a third-place finish. Redshirt freshman Micah Jordan also finished in third.A No. 1 seed for Micah Jordan did not make things anything easier for the St. Paris Graham High School product. After a 5-3 decision in the first bout, the redshirt freshman dropped an overtime decision to Jimmy Gulibon of Penn State. Micah Jordan would recover in a convincing manner, picking up two major decisions, a technical fall and a fall in his next five matches. The fall came in the third-place match after Micah Jordan was trailing heading into the last period.The 157-pound weight class was a bit of a tough go for redshirt freshman Jake Ryan. After a first-round bye, Ryan was on the wrong end of a close 2-1 decision against Iowa’s Edwin Cooper Jr. Ryan won his next two matches, but he came up short against his last two opponents. The redshirt freshman ended the tournament in sixth place. The Buckeyes had two seventh-place finishers with senior Mark Martin and redshirt senior Johnni DiJulius. Neither wrestler was able to capture a Big Ten individual title in his tenure at OSU.Martin won two matches on the weekend, including the key bout to earn a seventh-place finish. The senior picked up a late takedown against Purdue’s Drake Stein, which gave Martin a 4-3 decision win. DiJulius fell to the seventh-place bracket after losing to Jordan Conaway of Penn State. Even so, the tournament ended on a high note for DiJulius with a 19-2 technical fall. The last two wrestlers from OSU finished in eighth. Both senior Kenny Courts and redshirt freshman Cody Burcher fought hard, but ultimately they couldn’t find the answer.Burcher earned a fall in his third match, and Courts picked up a major decision in his first match of the tournament.This is the fifth straight top-five finish for the Buckeyes as a team in the Big Ten tournament, and the seventh top-five finish overall for the Scarlet and Gray under coach Tom Ryan. OSU will now set its sights on the NCAA national championships in New York City. The tournament is scheduled to be held from March 17 to 19 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
INDIANAPOLIS — There’s something about Northwestern, something that inevitably leads to a hotly contested showdown. Whenever they’re scheduled to play the Buckeyes, they’re bound to clash. On Jan. 29, the Buckeyes just barely hung on to a one-point lead and were able to secure the victory, 58-57. Two years ago in Evanston, Ill., then freshman Wildcat John Shurna drilled a last second 3-point attempt to give Northwestern the victory, 72-69. Consider today’s contest the rubber match. It took extra basketball and a monstrous effort by two members of the dynamic freshman trio, but the Buckeyes were able to pull-off the victory, 67-61. While the seniors, along with junior guard William Buford, struggled in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten tournament, freshmen Aaron Craft and Jared Sullinger had huge days. “To come in here for their first Big Ten tournament and play at the level they played at, I looked out there at times and we had three freshmen on the floor,” coach Thad Matta said. “Thirty-two games into it, they’re pretty accustomed to just about anything.” Sullinger had a gigantic performance on the glass, pulling in 18 boards to go along with his 20-point performance. His 18 rebounds were one shy of tying the Big Ten tournament record at 19. “Towards the end of the game they kind of went small, especially in overtime,” Sullinger said. “So we decided to, because they had Shurna guarding me, and obviously Shurna has 60 pounds less than me, we started going to me from there and free throws are just mentality.” Sullinger didn’t have a great day from the field, but the charity stripe was more than generous. Sully hit 16-of-18 from the line, including a perfect 10-for-10 in overtime. “After practice we always shoot 25 and then after we break the huddle I shoot 25 more. I’ve been shooting free throws for the last two weeks after practice,” Sullinger said. Not to be outdone by his star teammate, Craft also hit the glass hard, pulling in seven boards. It’s a good thing too, because the Buckeyes shot just 32 percent from the field, including 3-for-15 from beyond the arc for a 20-percent shooting percentage from deep. When asked how he’s able to come up big in big games despite his inexperience at the college level, Craft deflected all attention onto his teammates and coaches. “I’ve definitely benefited from the coaching staff we have, and the seniors we have,” Craft said. “They’ve always been there, no matter if we’re up or we’re down, in practice or in games. The Wildcats like to slow down the tempo and force opponents to play their preferred style and pace, something they’ve used effectively in both games this season. “It’s definitely something we knew they were going to do coming in. It was very successful the first time we played them, and it was pretty successful today,” Craft said. Former Buckeye Clark Kellogg predicted strong play from the young Buckeyes early in the week. “Craft, Sullinger and Thomas, all of them are special in their own way and they’ve done a marvelous job, all three of them,” Kellogg told The Lantern on Wednesday. “That’s who you’ve gone with all year, you can’t change that now. There is some pretty good, solid senior leadership to balance out whatever being a freshman might mean in the tournament. But those kids are unique; they’re competitive and talented.”
The Ohio State women’s volleyball team celebrates after defeating No. 4 Penn State in four sets on Sept. 23. Credit: Miranda Lipton | Lantern ReporterAfter recovering from a 2-0 deficit, the Ohio State women’s volleyball team (10-6, 1-3 Big Ten) fell to Maryland (11-5, 2-2 Big Ten) in five sets (25-22, 25-22, 15-25, 22-25, 17-15) on Saturday night. Freshman opposite hitter Vanja Bukilić topped both teams with a career-high 19 kills and 19.5 points. Junior middle blocker Madison Smeathers contributed 13 kills and redshirt sophomore middle blocker Jordan Fry struck nine. Sophomore middle blocker Lauren Witte had eight kills, seven blocks and two aces and Junior outside hitter Ana Beatriz Franklin nailed three aces.Sophomore setter Becca Mauer clocked 48 assists, 13 digs and five blocks for her third straight double-double. Sophomore defensive specialize Hannah Gruensfelder had a team-best 20 digs.The Buckeyes had an initial lead in the first set and were up 12-11. The score remained tight throughout the set but Maryland closed the set at 25-22. Ohio State also started the second set off strong, managing a lead throughout the set until the Terrapins tied the score at 17-all and continued to win the set 25-22. Ohio State came back strong in the following two sets, leading with a wide gap throughout the set before a 25-15 win. They continued this trend into the fourth set with a steady lead and while the Terps nearly caught up at the end, the Buckeyes clinched the set with a 25-22 final score. Ohio State still got ahead in the fifth set and were up 13-12 before the Terps tied the score, eventually winning the set and the match at 17-15. The Buckeyes get back on the road to visit Rutgers on Friday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m.
Foods that do not require cooking or refrigerationCan openerPlastic dishwareDry clothes and shoesBlanket/bedding for each personToiletriesVision productsHand sanitizerIf families are not evacuating, Sloan suggests filling bathtubs with water. This water, he said, could be boiled and used for drinking or used to flush toilets in case of a power outage.The Ready Campaign, a national public service campaign for emergencies, also encourages signing up for community warning systems, such as the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and the NOAA warning system, and bookmarking city websites for easy access to storm alerts. In Harris County, the information is available at Ready Harris. There, you can sign up to receive emergency alerts, download a hurricane checklist and access a map with evacuation routes. You can also find your local Office of Emergency Management, here. AP Photo/David J. PhillipJoe Rodriguez wades through floodwaters caused by Hurricane Ike as he abandons his stalled truck Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008 in Houston.What should I do during a hurricane?The Ready Campaign’s first tip is to take shelter in a storm-safe area, such as a windowless interior room or hallway on the lowest non-flooding floor. The campaign also advises people to listen for storm alerts and emergency information.If told to do so, citizens should evacuate. However, the Ready Campaign urges people to follow the “Turn Around, Don’t Drown!” motto, which discourages anyone from walking, swimming, or driving through flood waters.What happens after the storm?Even when the storm is over, challenges still lie ahead. Here are some of the Ready Campaign’s post-storm tips:Wear protective clothing during cleanup in case of any dangerous debris or sharp edgesDon’t wade in flood water, which could also contain storm debrisContact loved ones via text or social media rather than calls, as phone systems are often down or busy right after stormsTake photos of any property damage for insurance purposesContact insurance companiesFor more information on what to do during and after a storm, visit https://www.readyharris.org/ Share Katie Hayes Luke for NPRAfter Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast in August 2017, the storm stalled over Houston and dumped as much as 60 inches of rain on some parts of the region.For those who are new to Houston, hurricane and storm preparation can seem intimidating. But even for Houstonians whose family has lived here for generations, it never hurts to have a few new storm tricks up your sleeve. In the midst of hurricane season, here’s what you need to know about handling a hurricane or tropical storm, starting with the basics. What counts as a hurricane?The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) uses the term tropical cyclone to describe a rotating system of clouds and thunderstorms that forms over a large body of water. There are several types of tropical cyclones, ranging from a tropical depression to a hurricane being the most severe.Tropical depressions have winds less than 39 mph. If the maximum sustained winds grow faster than 39 mph, the cyclone becomes a tropical storm. And a hurricane forms when the maximum sustained winds reach 74 mph. Hurricanes are then rated on a 1 to 5 scale, based on wind speed, with a 5 indicating “catastrophic damage will occur.”Hurricane season in the Atlantic runs from June 1 to November 30, as the majority of storms occur during that time period. What is the difference between a hurricane warning and a hurricane watch?When listening to or reading storm coverage, you might hear the terms “hurricane warning” and “hurricane watch.” These terms, although similar, have certain distinctions. According to NOAA, when a hurricane watch is issued, it means hurricane conditions are possible. This is not as severe as a hurricane warning, which means that meteorologists expect hurricane conditions to occur. David J. Phillip/APA United States flag hangs outside a flooded home in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Monday, Sept. 4, 2017 in Houston.How can I prepare when I know a storm is approaching?Mark Sloan from the Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management previously told Houston Public Media that he encourages Houstonians to fill their gas tanks before the storm hits.“During hurricane season, if your tank is half full, consider it empty,” Sloan said. Joe Brueggeman/Houston Public MediaA sign at Home Depot urges customers to stock up for potential storms.Sloan also urged Houstonians to put together a storm kit, which he said should last up to seven days. Here are some storm kit essentials, according to Sloan and an emergency packing list from Ready Harris.Radio (preferably hand-cranked so that it can charge other electronic devices as well)Driver’s license/IDInsurance and other important documents (either stored in a resealable waterproof bag, saved on a flash drive, or snapped in pictures on your phone)Water (one gallon per day per person)Non-perishable or canned foodsNote that some canned foods are perishable
Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — A proposal has been put forward by the CAFE foundation that a network of small suburban airports should be developed in the future for the use of Suburban Air Vehicles. Citation: Suburban ‘pocket airports’ proposed (2010, December 20) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-12-suburban-pocket-airports.html An idealized pocket airport. Aircraft depicted are motor-gliders that have 50 foot wingspan. Image credit: CAFE Comparative Aircraft Flight Efficiency (CAFE) is a light-aircraft partner of NASA, and is running a US$1.65 million competition, the Green Flight Challenge, to find the best design for a short take-off personal aircraft that uses little fossil fuel, is cheap to run, and is quiet in operation. The competition will be judged in Santa Rosa, California in July 2011.CAFE envisages that Suburban Air Vehicles (SAVs) will become a common mode of transport in the future, with flights landing and taking off at small suburban “pocket airports.” (PDF) CAFE’s president, Dr. Brien Seeley, speaking at the Future of Electric Vehicles conference in San Jose, California earlier this month, said it was shocking that after a century of flight aviation has still failed to fulfill the dream of moving people fast, without needing roads.Dr. Seeley said the travel on the ground to and from airports often negated the time saved by flying, but having pocket airports to fly travelers to the main city airport from tiny suburban airports would considerably speed up the process. Passengers would fly in two to four-person SAVs operated (on autopilot) by air taxis or shuttle services. (Read: Puffin: the one-person electric aircraft (w/ Video)) This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. The Green Flight Challenge is NASA’s first step in developing a new infrastructure for aviation, featuring small auto-piloted aircraft. Challenge vehicles will need to operate safely and achieve at least 1.18 L/100 km fuel consumption. They will have a take-off distance of no more than 610 meters to clear a 15-meter obstacle, travel at 160 kph, and emit less than 78 decibels measured from 76 meters away. Each SAV would be equipped with parachutes. Dr. Seeley said he envisaged vehicles would be designed in future that did considerably better than the minimum requirements.Dr. Seeley said the SAV would offer pilots fast travel with a de-conflicted air highway through the sky taking them directly where they wanted to go. Flight paths would be coordinated via a central control system to avoid collisions. Dr. Seeley said the system would allow people to travel in 3-D instead of on the “insanity” of increasingly congested roads.CAFE has designs for a range of pocket airports, ranging from a 2-acre (0.8-hectare) single runway located in greenbelts just outside major urban areas and handling up to 120 operations an hour, up to a 12-acre (4.8-hectare) version with two sets of runways and parking for 320 ground vehicles. Flights would begin with a steep take-off to ensure the noise level was low enough by the time the SAVs reach the boundary.The Green Flight Challenge is expected to be followed by further competitions in 2013 and 2015, with higher prizes for the winner of each. The Green Flight Challenge sprang from the Personal Air Vehicle Challenge of 2007. © 2010 PhysOrg.com Puffin: the one-person electric aircraft (w/ Video)
21Jun Rep. Hernandez: Caro Center Psychiatric Hospital will remain local State Rep, Shane Hernandez (R-Port Huron) worked with House colleagues well into the night Tuesday putting the final touches on the 2018 Michigan budget. As part of final budget negotiations, Rep. Hernandez worked with several House and Senate colleagues to ensure that the Caro Center Psychiatric Hospital will remain at or near its current location.“Hundreds of people rely on Caro Center for their health care needs and as a place of employment,” Hernandez said. “It just makes good sense to ensure the new facility will be located in the same community, utilizing the existing infrastructure and workforce.”The $115 million is included in capital outlay budget for a new psychiatric hospital, which will replace the aging facility. As one of only five state-owned psychiatric hospitals, many politicians from across the state attempted to relocate the facility to their home districts.“The health care needs of our residents and sound fiscal policy should always come before politics when making decisions such as this,” Hernandez continued. “I want to thank Governor Snyder and his team for standing strong against the political pressure to relocate Caro Center. Thanks to his leadership, we will soon look forward to a new and improved facility, which will serve our citizens for generations to come.”###About Rep. Hernandez:State Representative Hernandez grew up in Croswell and now lives in Port Huron with his wife Renee and two children, Kelsey and Kara. Hernandez credits his family upbringing for his conservative principles. His father, Salvador Hernandez Jr., worked his way up from general laborer to boiler operator at the Croswell pickle factory. Hernandez witnessed firsthand that hard work and determination can lead to success. Rep. Hernandez can be reached at (517) 373-0835, or for more information, you can follow him on facebook here. Categories: Hernandez News,News
Bipartisan solution would expose potential conflicts of interestState Rep. Mark Huizenga, joined by a group of bipartisan legislators, announces a plan to require members of the legislative, executive and judicial branches of state government to publicly disclose their financial interests.State Rep. Mark Huizenga today announced a bipartisan plan to increase the transparency and accountability of elected state officials in Michigan.Huizenga, of Walker, said the plan will expose potential conflicts of interest by requiring candidates for and officeholders of the legislative, executive and judicial branches to fill out a financial disclosure form.“Elected officials should have nothing to hide from the people they serve,” Huizenga said. “Enacting this plan will give residents more confidence that their government is acting in their best interest.”Michigan is one of just two states without a law requiring elected officials or candidates to disclose their personal finances.Huizenga said the eight-bill solution announced today would disclose potential conflicts of interest without unnecessarily divulging the relative wealth or poverty of elected officials and candidates in Michigan.Under the proposal, elected officials and candidates for state-level offices would be required to disclose sources of income; stocks, investments and real estate assets owned; business associations above certain thresholds; and any relatives registered as lobbyists. The same information would be required for the filer’s spouse and any dependent children.“The disclosures required under this bill package are reasonable and substantive. They are not burdensome on the candidate or official and provide easy to understand information to the public,” Huizenga said.If enacted, the disclosure rules would apply to candidates and legislators in the state House and Senate, the governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, circuit court judges, court of appeals judges, state board of education members and elected state university board members.### 16May Rep. Huizenga plan requires financial transparency from elected officials Categories: Huizenga News
Polish telco and pay TV operator TPSA will begin marketing its services under the Orange brand by the end of June. The France Telecom-owned company said the rebrand was in keeping with the convergence of fixed and mobile services. TPSA said it hoped the Orange brand would have positive impact on its revenues and profitability, and contribute to growth in customer satisfaction and a decrease in churn in the fixed line segment.The Orange brand was first introduced in the UK market in 1994 and has been present in Poland since 2005.
Orange set out its ‘inclusive innovation’ strategy at its Show Hello event in Paris yesterday, highlighting connected home innovations like its forthcoming Djingo smart speaker and detailing its 5G rollout plans.Orange said that 5G is gradually being deployed on existing 4G sites and will be installed in 17 European cities in 2019 and ready for commercial release in 2020 – as long as 5G smartphones are available at this point.On the device front, Orange said its Djingo smart speaker will be available in all Orange stores by spring 2019. Developed with Deutsche Telekom as part of the European AI Alliance, the speaker is voice-controlled and will be able to interact with Orange TV and the company’s Connected Home services.The Djingo speaker will comes with both Orange’s Djingo voice assistant technology and Amazon Alexa built in. Orange said that it shares a common vision with Amazon where multiple AIs complement each other and said it looks forward to expanding their multi-assistant integration in future products.Orange also announced that in spring 2019, in its home market of France, its Connected Home customers will be able to link connected objects to the home’s Livebox to manage them remotely, control their use and analyse their consumption through a single app accessible via a smartphone or, in the future, a TV.“To fight digital exclusion, Orange chooses inclusive innovation: useful and simple innovations that are accessible to the greatest possible number of people,” said Orange Group chairman and CEO, Stéphane Richard.“To do so, we deploy the best fixed and mobile networks across the country. We secure and facilitate our customers’ digital lives thanks to our expertise in cybersecurity and in digital identity. We help all our customers enter the eras of artificial intelligence and of the internet of things. All of this, to enable them to participate in a new form of digital society. A progressive, free and enlightened society.”