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Video: Bret Bielema Says He’s Going To Go “Hop On His Wife” After Win

first_imgA closeup of Bret Bielema in an Arkansas jumpsuit.FAYETTEVILLE, AR – NOVEMBER 27: Head Coach Bret Bielema of the Arkansas Razorbacks on the sidelines during a game against the Missouri Tigers at Razorback Stadium Stadium on November 27, 2015 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The Razorbacks defeated the Tigers 28-3. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)Arkansas upset Ole Miss this afternoon by the score of 53-52 in overtime. The game-winning series for the Razorbacks featured a ridiculous lateral on 4th-and-25. In the post-game press conference, a giddy Bret Bielema misspoke in hilarious fashion. Intending to say he was “looking forward to hopping on a plane with my wife,” Bielema instead blurted out “I was looking forward to hopping on my wife.” He quickly caught himself and laughed it off before finishing his presser. You can hear the media and those in the background laughing as well. The full clip is below.bret bielema, ladies and gents— El Flaco (@bomani_jones) November 8, 2015Bielema always seems to keep things interesting. His team is now 5-4, and the Razorbacks seem to be in good position to qualify for a bowl.last_img read more

Only Test: Zadran, Afghan fifties help Afghanistan stretch lead vs Bangladesh

first_img Next Only Test: Zadran, Afghan fifties help Afghanistan stretch lead vs BangladeshBangladesh vs Afghanistan, Only Test, Day 3: Afghanistan went to stumps on Saturday with a 374-run lead after Ibrahim Zadran and Ashgar Afghan hit fifties in Chattogram. advertisement Press Trust of India ChittagongSeptember 7, 2019UPDATED: September 7, 2019 18:45 IST Ibrahim Zadran’s fifty on debut has put Afghanistan on top against Bangladesh in the Only Test (@ACBofficials Photo)HIGHLIGHTS Debutant Ibrahim Zadran hit 87 off 209 balls to put Afghanistan on top Former captain Afghan hit his 2nd successive fifty in the Test Afghanistan reached 237/8 at stumps despite Shakib Al Hasan picking up a 3-wicket haulIbrahim Zadran and Asghar Afghan hit half-centuries while Rashid Khan played a quick cameo after claiming five wickets in an innings, as Afghanistan took command in the one-off Test against Bangladesh in Chittagong on Saturday.The visitors — playing only their third Test in history — reached 237-8 at stumps on the third day, setting a huge target for Bangladesh by taking an overall lead of 374 runs.Debutant Zadran hit highest 87 off 208 balls for Afghanistan in the second innings while former skipper Afghan made 50 off 108 balls, his second fifty, adding to Bangladesh’s frustration.Rashid added 24 off 22 balls before wicketkeeper-batsman Afsar Zazai’s unbeaten 34 runs extended Afghanistan’s lead.Afghanistan ended Day 3 at 237/8 taking a lead of 374 in the 2nd innings.@IZadran17 top-scored with 87 while Asghar Afghan and @AfsarZazai_78 scored 50 and 34* respectively. @Sah75official took 3 wickets while Nayeem Hasan and Taijul took two each.#AFGvBAN@Farhan_YusEfzai Cricket Board (@ACBofficials) September 7, 2019Skipper Shakib Al Hasan took three wickets for Bangladesh, including two in the first over of the innings, but Zadran and Afghan shared 108 runs for the fourth wicket to snatch the momentum back for Afghanistan.Shakib trapped Ihsanullah Janat for four in the third ball of the innings and then dismissed first innings centurion Rahmat Shah for a golden duck in the next ball.Afghan, who also made 92 runs in the first innings, joined Zadran after off-spinner Nayeem Hasan removed Hashmatullah Shahidi for 12.Taijul Islam dismissed Afghan, who hit four fours and two sixes in his second fifty of the game, before Nayeem ended Zadran’s brilliant innings featuring six fours and four sixes.advertisementThe spinner also dismissed Mohammad Nabi in the next ball after the all-rounder hit him for a six to revive some hope for Bangladesh. Rashid then took the attack on Nayeem, hitting him for five boundaries in one over before Taijul bowled him finally.The Afghan skipper earlier completed his five-wicket to finish with 5-55 as Afghanistan bowled out Bangladesh for 205 runs in the first innings after the hosts resumed the third day’s play with 194-8.Rashid, who scored 51 runs with the bat making his debut as youngest-ever Test captain, took the final wicket of Nayeem to wrap up Bangladesh’s innings after Nabi gave a breakthrough in the first over of the day.Nabi bowled Taijul without allowing him to add any run to his overnight 14 before finishing with 3-56 runs. Mosaddek Hossain was unbeaten on 48.Also Read | India Red clinch Duleep Trophy after Akshay Wakhare, Abhimanyu Easwaran star in innings winAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Afghanistan cricket teamFollow Ibrahim ZadranFollow Ashgar AfghanFollow Bangladesh vs AfghanistanFollow Chittagong Testlast_img read more

The Connoisseur’s Rum: Mount Gay Black Barrel

first_img 8 Best Rums for Piña Coladas Rum 101: An Introduction to the Different Types of Rum and How They’re Made Cigar Humidors 101: What They Are, How They Work, and the Best Picks Editors’ Recommendations The Best Rums for Mixing to Turn Any Night Into Island Night We’ve been discussing whiskey an awful lot lately, so let’s switch gears for a moment…and talk about rum.Now that the summer is quickly approaching we are thinking about mojitos and pina coladas, and just because you aren’t on a beach right now doesn’t mean you can’t whip up some tropical beverages.But Mount Gay Black Barrel makes us rethink rum. It’s not just for mojitos and pina coladas anymore. This small batch, handcrafted rum is for the modern connoisseur.While we don’t usually think about drinking rum in a rocks glass like one would with whiskey, you certainly can with Mount Gay Black Barrel. Each batch is finished in charred bourbon oak barrels and has a higher proportion of double distillates for an intense balance of flavors which include: wood, pepper, and spice. Notes of oaky vanilla and sweet caramel shine through as well.Master blender Allen Smith has been overseeing the brand’s blending and maturation facilities for over two decades. Here is some background on how this special rum is produced:Mount Gay selects the finest sugar cane crop they can get their hands on between the months of February and June. After 12 – 18 months the canes are crushed when they’ve reached their peak. The molasses is collected and rests in oak casks. Water from Barbados is filtered naturally through the island’s coral layers, filtered again, then blended with yeast and sugar cane molasses. Then the fermentation begins. Once this process is complete, Mount Gay distills the mixture. Their unique single and double copper pot distillates create complex rum with spicy, bold flavors. The rum is then finished in charred bourbon oak barrels for a smooth flavor.While we recommend enjoying this rum neat or, even better, topped of with some ginger ale, here are some cool recipes you can try at home.Black and Stormy1 ¼ Mount Gay Black BarrelGinger BeerFill glass with ice, add rum and fill with ginger beer. Add lime wedge to garnishClassic Manhattan2 oz of Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum½ oz sweet vermouth3 dashes of Angostura bitters1 maraschino cherryPour ingredients into mixing glass with ice cubes, stir well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry.For more information on Mount Gay Rum click here How to Make a Rye Whiskey Smashlast_img read more

Woman falls from 4th floor in Kalkaji

first_imgNew Delhi: A woman fell from the fourth floor while she was watering plants in South-East Delhi’s Kalkaji area, police said on Sunday. The investigating agency suspects that it was an accidental fall.Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (South East) Kumar Gyanesh stated that at the time of the incident, the victim was watering plants. Her sister was at the spot. “Suddenly victim’s legs slipped. Her sister caught her hand but the grip of the hands fell weak and the victim fell down to the iron grill,” added Additional DCP. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarBefore falling, the people who were at the spot tried to save the woman by holding a bed sheet but instead of that victim fell somewhere else. She was rushed to the hospital and police were alerted about the incident. “She is receiving treatment at the hospital,” police said. Kumar Gyanesh further added that they suspect this case as accidental fall. They have also questioned family members to get other clues. The victim lives in South East Delhi area.last_img read more

Morocco Wants to Join ECOWAS to Promote SouthSouth Agenda

Rabat – Government Spokesperson Mustapha El Khalfi has said that Morocco’s ECOWAS bid is proof of Morocco’s genuine desire to further a South-South agenda.Speaking at the maiden News Directors Forum of the Atlantic Federation of African Press Agencies (FFAPA) on Thursday, October 18, El Khalfi stressed Morocco’s African impetus, especially since the country’s return to the African Union in January 2017.When asked why Morocco, geographically a North African country, would want to join a sub-regional body of West African states, El Khalfi said that Morocco’s ECOWAS bid is an extension of its strong belief in investing in intra-African exchanges and cooperative development projects. According to El Khalfi, the kingdom’s ECOWAS bid “reflects the vision of his majesty, the King, to build a strong South-South partnership and to bring our efforts together to deal with economic and social challenges.’’Rather than reason in terms of geographical location, ECOWAS member states should consider the sincerity of Morocco’s agenda with the rest of Africa, especially Western Africa, he suggested.The “real reason” Morocco wants to join ECOWAS, El Khalfi continued, is Morocco’s realization that its future belongs in Africa and its eagerness to contribute to the emergence of a strong Africa.He described Morocco’s ECOWAS move as “a still ongoing project.” He explained that the rationale behind the move is to “enhance our capacities to deal with the economic and social challenges of the 21st century.”Morocco’s ECOWAS aspirations came in the immediate aftermath of Morocco’s African turn, when it officially returned to the African Union in January 2017.Meeting in June 2017 in Monrovia, Liberia, the 15 leaders of ECOWAS agreed in principle to Morocco’s membership request, dubbing it “receivable” in the framework of the sub-regional body’s charter.At the 52nd ECOWAS summit in December 2017 in Abuja, Nigeria, a study on the economic and socio-political impacts of Morocco’s prospective membership was submitted to the 15 West African leaders.They failed, however, to reach a general consensus on Morocco’s request. Since then, Morocco’s ECOWAS aspirations have gone through highs and lows, spoken about in both good and bad terms.In the latest development, the sub-regional body’s leadership has appointed an independent three-member committee to legally review Morocco’s request.The legal review phase is the final step in ECOWAS admission procedures. Should things proceed as planned, the independent committee will deliver its verdict in the following weeks. read more

Teenagers in Police custody and court trial startling

first_img Update: Women robbed while exercising (21 year old Arrested) Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 06 Jul 2015 – Police have in custody a 15 year old, we understand in connection to that man found early Friday morning nearly beaten to death on Aviation Drive, which is near Club 2005. The man suffered injuries about the head, chest and legs. Despite this questioning of an alleged suspect, Police today confirmed that they are still in need of information in the investigation and are asking the public to help. Also from Police; Allegedly being found in possession of about a tablespoon of marijuana on Thursday has landed a Bay Road man into Police custody after a search warrant turned up the controlled substance. Marlo Glinton, 33, was charged in Magistrate’s Court and fined $500; Glinton has two weeks to pay the fine or face being jailed for the Cannabis. Police also report that four teenage girls were on Friday charged with assaulting another female student in an incident from April 23. The youngsters are really young: Two 15 year olds, a 16 year old and a 17 year old are not done with this serious charge as yet, and will on Thursday re-appear in court. Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force’s mission to combat abusive images of children online Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:cannabis, court, marlo glinton, police, teenagers Police get wanted man; Magistrate Court back openlast_img read more

Cancer growing by four cases monthly in TCI natives 75 of cases

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, October 18, 2016 – New Cancer Cases are being recorded at a rate of 3-4 per month in the TCI.   An alarming reality revealed yesterday by a special panel of medical experts from the Oncology Department of TCI Hospitals.Rare insight from 2014 to now was provided to media and includes the startling truth that 75% of the cases are Turks and Caicos Islanders and that breast cancer, prostate cancer and colorectal  or colon area cancer are the leading types of cancer among natives.Women patients out-number men at 54% and only South Caicos, of all the main inhabited islands does not have anyone being treated for cancer; even Salt Cay has one.  Brain, lung, Leukemia, Gynae and Kidney cancers are among those recorded here.   In all the country has, on record, 258 cancer patients since the registry was established by TCI Hospitals in 2013.last_img read more

Prevent Drowning Foundation hosts OB pier jump fundraiser

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Hundreds of children and adults jumped off the Ocean Beach pier as part of an annual fundraising event. It’s the only time the public is ever allowed to jump off the pier.San Diego Junior Lifeguards jumped off the Ocean Beach pier Monday. The public was also given the opportunity to jump, if they donated at least $100 to the Prevent Drowning Foundation of San Diego.“We are a local nonprofit trying to help local kids learn how to swim in local pools. This is what San Diego County should be doing,” said Buc Buchanan, president of Prevent Drowning Foundation of San Diego. KUSI Newsroom, August 12, 2019 Posted: August 12, 2019 Prevent Drowning Foundation hosts OB pier jump fundraiser KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

California deputy stages fake DUI traffic stop to propose to girlfriend

first_imgPALMDALE, Calif. (WSVN) — Police pulled over a woman to have her take a sobriety test, but it was all part of one deputy’s plan to propose.Deputy Kevin Bowes recruited several of his colleagues to pull over his girlfriend for a fake DUI traffic stop, Fox 13 reports.As she follows commands during the sobriety test, the video from the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station shows Bowes running up behind her while her back is turned.That’s when his fellow deputy instructed his girlfriend to turn around, where she found her future fiancé on one knee, with a ring box in his hand.She ran up to hug him, and Bowes can be heard saying in the video, “Is that a yes?” She nodded in agreement.The sheriff’s office shared the video on Facebook, writing, “Congratulations to future Mrs. Deputy Bowes. She thought she was a suspect DUI driver but it was a traffic stop that changed her life. Watch as Deputy Bowes proposes to his future wife. We are so happy for you brother, and thank you for allowing us to be part of this wonderful moment. Welcome to the Tan & Green family, and may you have a wonderful life together. #LASD#AV411 #SheSaidYes”Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Alcatel Onyx for Cricket Wireless is even cheaper than we hoped 120

first_img 15 Photos Phones Share your voice For Alcatel, the Onyx’s crowning achievement is its dual camera setup, a rarity in this class of phone. It has a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel depth-sensing lens for portrait shots. Its 5-megapixel front-facing camera also includes portrait mode. The Onyx’s camera comes with features such as HDR and auto light-sensing night mode, which let you take brighter and clearer pictures, the company says. The latter two features are standard for pricier handsets, but not a given when you get to the lower end of the price spectrum. Alcatel 1X $89 Now playing: Watch this: Mentioned Above Alcatel 1X 2:41 Alcatel 1X, 1C bring you Android 8 for cheap at CES 2019 Cricket Wireless, AT&T’s prepaid arm, will sell the Alcatel Onyx for $120. Angela Lang/CNET The cost-conscious Alcatel Onyx is coming to Cricket Wireless for $120. Going on sale Friday, the budget phone has a 5.5-inch HD+ display, dual rear cameras with portrait mode, and 32GB of internal storage. That’s double the 16GB you might find in comparison devices. Alcatel-Onyx-Cricket-1The Alcatel Onyx can take portrait shots from both front and rear cameras. Angela Lang/CNET While Cricket is calling the phone an exclusive, the Alcatel Onyx is a variant of the Alcatel 1X budget device that we saw at CES. We were initially quoted about $130 for that handset, so it’s nice to see Cricket knocking off 10 bucks. Along with BlackBerry Mobile and Palm, Alcatel is a brand within the China-based TCL empire, which is best known for affordable TVs.center_img Preview • Alcatel 1X Android Go phone comes to the US for $100 Alcatel 1X and 1C are dirt cheap Android phones See it 0 Alcatel Onyx specs5.5-inch 1,440×720-pixel displayDual 13-megapixel and 2-megapixel rear cameras with portrait mode5-megapixel front-facing camera1.5GHz MediaTek quad-core processor32GB onboard storage2GB of RAMUp to 128GB microSD storage3,000mAh batteryAndroid 8.1 OreoFingerprint readerRead: Xiaomi’s novel double-bending foldable phone just stole Samsung’s thunderRead: Galaxy X? Galaxy F? Samsung’s foldable phone faces 9 big issues Post a comment CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Tags Cricketlast_img read more

What the iOS 13 beta could reveal about the 2019 iPhone

first_img CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Apple iPhone XS 5 best uses of 3D Touch on the iPhone Best Buy See It $999 5:48 Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X iOS 13 beta hints at USB-C iPhone in 2019 See It Tags Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it $999 See All $999 Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? iPhone Update Sprint See It Now playing: Watch this: •center_img reading • 2019 iPhone clue hidden in iOS 13 beta and the future of 3D Touch $999 #IOS13 #iOS13Beta Plus de Lightning et d’iTunes sur l’écran de restauration, de l’USB-C ? et un futur utilitaire pour iPhone sur mac ? @LeoDuffOff— Raphaël Mouton (@Raf___m) June 7, 2019 1:21 3 We won’t know for certain whether Apple will eliminate 3D Touch until the iPhone 11 launch in September, but we can rest assured that the functionality will remain, at least to some degree (whether via Haptic Touch or otherwise). The developer’s beta of iOS 13 includes even more use-cases for it, and it’s unlikely Apple would add more ways to use a defunct feature in iOS.By the way, here are five more iOS 13 features that Apple could be holding back for the iPhone 11.Did Apple leak the Mac Pro launch date?Apple isn’t just leaving clues in its software betas — this week it published what seemed to be a pretty big slip up about the Mac Pro launch date on its website. At WWDC, the company said the new MacPro and 6K display would be available this fall, but didn’t specify when. Then for a brief moment, if you clicked on the “Notify me” link above the Mac Pro on the homepage, the pop-up read “Coming in September.” But then if you clicked on the product page and did the same, it read “Coming this fall”. Justin Jaffe/CNET By the time Apple noticed and corrected the slip, it has already been published on 9to5Mac and MacRumors, and made its way around the internet. It has since been corrected to match the other notifications, and Apple has not responded to a query about when the new products will ship.That said, I’d definitely put my money on a September release date for the Mac Pro, maybe even the day of the iPhone reveal. More Apple news this weekGoogle admits new ‘Sign in with Apple’ feature could be a good ideaApple could move production out of China if tariff war continues Apple is killing iTunes. Here’s where your music goes now Share your voice Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 The iOS 13 developer’s beta may have revealed a major clue about a new feature coming to the 2019 iPhones, and another longtime iPhone feature could be on the chopping block. In this week’s Apple Core roundup, we’re looking at what the latest rumors are speculating about the next iPhone and Apple’s slip-up with the MacPro release date on its website. 2019 iPhone lineup may switch to USB-CWWDC 2019 may be over, but it’s left behind a trail of clues that hint at what Apple is planning for its next batch of product announcements. The latest clue could suggest a USB-C on the 2019 iPhones. This week Apple user Raphaël Mouton published a picture on his Twitter account of the recovery screen on an iPhone running the developer’s beta of iOS 13. At first glance it just looks like an image of a Mac and the top end of a cable — but that’s no Lightning cable. Apple The existing iPhone recovery mode image clearly shows a Lightning cable tip, while the one in the beta looks more like a USB-C tip as pointed out by Forbes. This could be a sign that Apple is planning to swap out the Lightning port for the more widely used USB-C port in its 2019 iPhone lineup, a rumor that’s been making the rounds since before the 2018 iPhone launch cycle. Also, it wouldn’t come as too much of a shock considering Apple has already made the change from Lightning to USB-C on its 2018 iPad Pros and MacBooks.  The more likely possibility is that the image refers to the USB-C end of a USB-C-to-Llightning cable going in to the Mac. Which hopefully means Apple is planning to include this type of cable as well as a 18W fast-charging USB‑C Power Adapter in the box with its new phones. 3D Touch may get the axThe new features on the next batch of iPhones could come at a price though, as rumors about Apple eliminating 3D Touch continue to gain steam. After a visit with Apple suppliers in Asia, Barclay analysts, cited in MacRumors, seemed certain that Apple will eliminate this feature in the 2019 iPhone lineup. This pressure-sensitive technology allows users to access more control options by pressing harder on the phone’s screen. Apple first debuted 3D Touch in its iPhone 6S. It was meant to help with navigation once Apple decided to get rid of the home button with the iPhone X, but it hasn’t proven to be critical. Apple replaced 3D Touch in last year’s iPhone XR with Haptic Touch (its fancy term for a long-press with a slight vibration) to make room for a larger, nearly bezel-less LCD display. And though it doesn’t have as much functionality as 3D Touch, it’s proved to be a good compromise for users.   Mobile Phones Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR iOS 13 Apple Comments Boost Mobile See it Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Now playing: Watch this:last_img read more

Man his son held for Raping and killing two sisters

first_imgMuzaffarnagar (UP): A man and his son, who were absconding since 2014, were arrested for allegedly raping and killing two sisters in Shamli district of Uttar Pradesh, police said Sunday. Inam and his son Isar were hiding at a village in Ambala in Haryana and were arrested on Saturday, Circle Officer Rajesh Kumar Tiwari said. The two were carrying rewards of Rs 20,000 each on their arrest, he said. In July 2014, the two teenage sisters were raped and killed by 12 men. Police had registered a case against all the accused and some of them were declared absconder, the circle officer said.last_img read more

What Would It Take To Summon A Convention of States

first_img 00:00 /04:32 AP Images/ FotoliaGov. Greg Abbott spent more than a year speaking and writing about the need to pass a series of amendments to the U.S. Constitution, in order limit the power of the federal government. His chosen vehicle: invoking Article V of the Constitution to call a “convention of states.”So when Abbott took the stage to deliver his State of the State message in January, there was every reason to expect he would spotlight the issue. But Abbott went one step further, designating it as one of his top four priorities for the legislative session.“Senator Birdwell and Representative Phil King, you know as well as I do that the future of America cannot wait for tomorrow,” he said. “So I am declaring this an emergency item today.”The two men Abbott singled out had already filed bills and supporting resolutions for a convention. They want to pass amendments to the U.S. Constitution that, among other things, would require a balanced federal budget and impose term limits on members of Congress.Which got listener Jessica Larson thinking: that seems like a pretty tall order. So she asked us, “What would this require? How likely is it?”A native of Chicago, Larson now works as a statistician for an Austin-based biotech company. She says, for most of her life, the country has been more or less balanced between Republicans and Democrats. Today, Republicans dominate the national government and almost two-thirds of the state governments.“The idea that we would have a new constitution just because the Republicans seem to hold the majority of power nationwide was a bit shocking to me,” Larson says.Professor Cal Jillson says he thinks that’s exactly why supporters of such a convention are acting now. Jillson, who teaches political science at Southern Methodist University, says some Republicans see this as the perfect time to lock in key conservative preferences, “because they may not, will not always control as much of government in the United States as they do today.”The Texas Senate has already approved these measures on a party line vote. They’re strongly favored to pass the House as well. If they do, Texas would become the tenth state to call for such a convention.So what would have to happen next?“The United States Constitution provides that, on application by two-thirds of the state legislatures, which would be 34 states right now, that Congress is to call a convention to propose amendments that then are going to have to be ratified by three-fourths of the states in order to go into effect,” says Charles “Rocky” Rhodes, a constitutional law professor at South Texas College of Law Houston.It took just over three years to get the first nine states to sign on. But if the effort ever does get close to the magic number of 34, Congress would probably act first.“During the 1910 era, we had a situation where we were only a couple of states short from calling a convention to require the direct election of senators,” Rhodes says. “Once Congress saw that [a] convention was about to be called, they went ahead and proposed that as a constitutional amendment.”Most members of Congress are anxious to avoid a convention. The last time one was called was 1787. Delegates were sent to Philadelphia to amend the current governing federal charter, the Articles of Confederation, but wound up scrapping it entirely and writing the Constitution we have now.The possibility of something like that has conservatives like Barbara Harless, co-founder of the North Texas Citizens Lobby, afraid special interests could hijack a convention. She testified against the convention of states measures when they came up before the Senate State Affairs Committee.“What if a real Article V convention proposed amendments with unintended consequences that actually increased federal powers and did not restrict them?” she asked in her testimony.Like Gov. Abbott, Harless is convinced the federal government is running amok. But she thinks nothing — even the threat of jail time, like Texas’s legislation mandates – would guarantee delegates would carry out their states’ wishes.“People often ask me, ‘Well, Barbara, you know, you just want to sit around and do nothing. We want to do something,’” she says. “Well, drilling the holes in the bottom of the Titanic to let the water out is doing something, but you’re going to sink the boat.”Which leads to the final part of listener Jessica Larson’s question, “What’s not being done because of his focus on this convention of states that most experts agree will lead nowhere?”It’s still relatively early in the session to answer this, but Barbara Harless has one idea about how legislators might make better use of their time.“The only thing that they’re really required to do is to set a budget,” Harless says. “And, you know, there’ve been several times in the past decade where we’ve had to have special sessions because the budget wasn’t addressed.”It’s worth noting that, last November, Lt. Gov.  Dan Patrick reserved more than two dozen low bill numbers for his top legislative priorities. He held Senate Bill 21 to call for a convention of states. For the budget? Senate Bill 1.The Texas Legislature, and the nine states that have already called for a convention, have all used model language from an organization called Citizens for Self-Governance. The Austin-based conservative political group is led by Mark Meckler, a co-founder of Tea Party Patriots. The group did not respond to a request for an interview for this feature.Note: This feature was produced as part of Texas Decides, a series produced in cooperation with the Texas Station Collaborative. Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share X last_img read more

Party Politics 78 Money Money Money

first_img 00:00 /00:00 Listen X With Election Day less than a month away, campaign finance reports are due. Some candidates are raking in big money and others are flat broke. “Party Politics” podcast hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jay Aiyer comb the finance reports to see who is up and who is down, and talk about what these reports might mean for the electoral chances of the candidates. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: NATIONAL TOPICS:–Kavanaugh confirmed – What impact will the confirmation process have on the election?-Haley resigns – What does it mean and who’s next?-Trump pens Op-Ed in USA Today on immigration – Will it shape the debate?-Taylor Swift breaks political science by endorsing Tennessee gubernatorial candidateTEXAS TOPICS:-Jackson Lee intern identified as leaker in “doxing” case-Abbott backs decriminalizing marijuana – Is the tide turning on legal marijuana in Texas?-Sid Miller backs Confederate plate redesign-Richard Linklater directs anti-Cruz web ad-Sir Paul McCartney waives Chilean flag (thinking it a Texas flag) on stage in Texas“You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email Party Politics is produced by Don Geraci, the audio engineer is Todd Hulslander and our digital editor is Alvaro ‘Al’ Ortiz.” This article is part of the Party Politics podcast Sharelast_img read more

Researchers suggest office thermostat settings biased against women

first_img Journal information: Nature Climate Change (—A pair of researchers with the Maastricht University Medical Center in The Netherlands has conducted a study into the comfort level of office buildings for women. In their paper published in the journal Nature Climate Change, Boris Kingma and Wouter van Marken Lichtenbelt, report that they have found that many office thermostat settings are based on an outdated formula that leaves women feeling cold in their work environment. Joost van Hoof with Fontys University discusses the study by the two in a News & Views piece in the same journal issue and concludes that formulas used to set office workspace temperatures need to be updated to include the needs of not just women, but people of different weights and ages. Anybody who has worked in an office environment in the summer, in a large building knows that many of the women that work in such places find it too cold for comfort. Sweaters are not uncommon, despite high temperatures outside. The reason for this, Kingma and Lichtenbelt assert, is because the formula used to calculate HVAC settings (predicted mean vote or PMV) is based on a study conducted in the mid-sixties that used mostly middle age men as test subjects. To prove their point, they enlisted the assistance of 16 young women to volunteer to be tested for air comfort levels in a special chamber that allowed for monitoring respiration—oxygen taken in and carbon dioxide emitted—along with measuring skin and internal core temperatures. The women wore t-shirts and sweat pants and were asked to engage in common office activities such as typing emails or talking. In analyzing their results, they found that the average metabolic rate for the women was approximately 20 to 32 percent lower than the rates that are typically used when cooling office buildings in the summer. Turning up the temperature would not only make things more comfortable for women, they note, but would also reduce cooling bills and greenhouse gas emissions.The sample size is of course too small, as van Hoof points out, to draw any real conclusions, but it does offer some credence to back up anecdotal evidence of too cold workplaces for many women and suggests a revision of the standards using in calculating office environments is in order. In practice, the margin of change might be small—the research duo suggest women may prefer temperatures close to 75F°, while men prefer it to be closer to 70. Perhaps building supervisors could split the difference and set it at 72.5. Explore further Citation: Researchers suggest office thermostat settings biased against women (2015, August 4) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Young women do not want to run for office More information: Energy consumption in buildings and female thermal demand, Nature Climate Change (2015) DOI: 10.1038/nclimate2741AbstractEnergy consumption of residential buildings and offices adds up to about 30% of total carbon dioxide emissions; and occupant behaviour contributes to 80% of the variation in energy consumption1. Indoor climate regulations are based on an empirical thermal comfort model that was developed in the 1960s (ref. 2). Standard values for one of its primary variables—metabolic rate—are based on an average male, and may overestimate female metabolic rate by up to 35% (ref. 3). This may cause buildings to be intrinsically non-energy-efficient in providing comfort to females. Therefore, we make a case to use actual metabolic rates. Moreover, with a biophysical analysis we illustrate the effect of miscalculating metabolic rate on female thermal demand. The approach is fundamentally different from current empirical thermal comfort models and builds up predictions from the physical and physiological constraints, rather than statistical association to thermal comfort. It provides a substantiation of the thermal comfort standard on the population level and adds flexibility to predict thermal demand of subpopulations and individuals. Ultimately, an accurate representation of thermal demand of all occupants leads to actual energy consumption predictions and real energy savings of buildings that are designed and operated by the buildings services community. © 2015 This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Brigade Parade Ground gears up for Jan 19 mega rally

first_imgKolkata: Hectic work is on and the final stage has been reached regarding preparations at the Brigade Parade Ground for the historic rally on January 19 where about 50 lakh people are expected to take part.Twenty national leaders including former Prime Minister and Union ministers, sitting Chief Ministers and former Chief Ministers are expected to attend the meeting. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had held a high-level meeting at Nabanna with senior police officers and party leaders to prepare a foolproof blueprint. Also Read – 3 injured, flight, train services hit as rains lash BengalAccording to the Chief Minister, the January 19 rally in Kolkata will decide the fate of 2019 Parliamentary elections by forming the Grand Alliance of Opposition leaders to dethrone the Narendra Modi government at the Centre. With Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi deciding to skip the rally, the party would be represented by leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge. There will be seven entry points to the rally ground. No cooking will be allowed at the venue. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThere will be 10 watch towers and 1,000 microphones and LED screens so that those who will be present at the rally can see and hear the speeches of the leaders more vividly. The vehicles carrying party workers and supporters will be coming from South Kolkata and will be parked at Kidderpore and Hazra and those coming from North Kolkata will be parked on Ganesh Chandra Avenue. The vehicles from Howrah will be parked at Kona Expressway. The party supporters will have to march towards the rally ground. No vehicles except those carrying VVIPs will be allowed near the rally ground. There will be five stages. The main stage which will come up in front of the fountain opposite the Victoria Memorial Hall that will accommodate Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee and other national leaders. Trinamool heavyweights like Abhishek Banerjee, Partha Chatterjee and Subrata Bakshi will be on this stage. On the right of the main stage, there will be two stages, one for the MPs and state ministers and the other for the district presidents and functionaries. On the left of the main dais will be two stages — one for those from the cultural world and on the other cultural programmes will be held. The party workers who will start coming to the city from the districts Thursday onwards will be put up at Gitanjali Stadium, Kshudiram Anushilan Kendra, Sector V and in different dharamshalas in Central and North Kolkata. At Salt Lake’s Central Park, as many as 50 tents have been set up. The arrangements are being supervised by Sujit Bose who is doing regular rounds to keep a check over the same. Meanwhile, Abhishek Banerjee is scheduled to pay a visit to the Central Park venue to take stock of the situation and oversee the arrangements personally. The supporters who have come to the city from other districts will march towards the rally ground at around 6 am. One thousand strong folk artistes from Jhargram will take part in the rally. They have already left the district and will march to the rally ground. There will be around 100 camps in the city to assist the party supporters. More than 2,000 party supporters will be engaged as volunteers.last_img read more

Areas in Ladysmith left without water due to restrictions

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Residents throughout town are urged to use water sparingly, as Ladysmith is still experiencing drought conditions.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! Reports are that residents in certain areas of Ladysmith do not have water.Social media reports indicate that areas in and around Hyde Park as well as Philip Frame Road do not have water.Residents were affected yesterday (September 30) and again today (October 1).It has been reported that water restrictions are the cause of the “dry taps” in the affected areas.Read more: Water restrictions still in place despite rainAlso read: Weather update: River levels rise after continuous rainResidents need to make sure they are prepared for days like these, storing water in case of an emergency.last_img read more

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first_img News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more October 10, 2012 — At the opening of the 2012 Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) annual meeting in Chicago, Elekta and Brainlab announced a collaboration that will enable neurosurgeons and radiation oncologists to use Brainlab’s iPlan software together with Elekta’s Leksell GammaPlan treatment planning for Gamma Knife radiosurgery.Through the collaboration, clinicians will be given the option to add the functionality of iPlan RT Image to the optimized dosimetry and precision of Leksell GammaPlan treatment planning. iPlan, including multimodality image fusion, contouring, atlas-based auto segmentation, fiber tracking and BOLD fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) analysis, brings additional tools to account for organs-at-risk and other important anatomical and functional structures in the brain.University of California San Francisco (UCSF) is the first institution to use iPlan pre-planning functionality with Leksell GammaPlan. “We are very excited at the possibility to complement our Gamma Knife radiosurgery treatment planning with advanced software features that have already provided an impact within our surgical environment,” said Andrew T. Parsa, M.D., Ph.D., UCSF professor and vice chairman of neurological surgery.Igor J. Barani, M.D., UCSF clinical research director and vice chair of the department of radiation oncology, adds: “With the iPlan RT data enrichment enabled for GammaPlan, we get additional tools to optimize functional sparing and the best ablative treatment for tumors.”With more than 300 Leksell Gamma Knife systems in clinical use and more than 600,000 patients treated to date, Elekta is the world leader in intracranial radiosurgery, renowned for the precision and ease of use of the treatment planning and delivery system.”iPlan offers additional options to prepare data for treatment planning in GammaPlan. Many Gamma Knife users are already familiar with iPlan, and may now choose to also use the pre-planning tools in conjunction with Gamma Knife radiosurgery,” comments Asa Hedin, executive vice president of Elekta Neuroscience. “In addition, this collaboration enables neurosurgeons who use Brainlab navigation to interact more easily with Gamma Knife radiosurgery.”For more information:, FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more Technology | October 10, 2012 Elekta and Brainlab Collaborate to Enhance Radiosurgery Planning Power News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read morelast_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted May 2, 2019 7:51 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – This April 24, 2018 file photo shows Quentin Tarantino at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, Nev. Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” was announced as a late addition to the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday. It will premiere in competition at the upcoming French festival, adding one of the summer’s starriest, most anticipated films to Cannes’ red carpet. (Photo by Eric Jamison/Invision/AP, File) NEW YORK — Quentin Tarantino is going back to Cannes, after all.The director’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” was announced as a late addition to the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday. It will premiere in competition at the upcoming French festival, adding one of the summer’s starriest, most anticipated films to the Cannes’ red carpet.When artistic director Thierry Fremaux announced the official selections last month, he said he was hopeful Tarantino would finish editing in time for the film to come to Cannes. Fremaux on Thursday said Tarantino, whose “Pulp Fiction” won the Palme d’Or 25 years ago, is “a real, loyal and punctual child of Cannes.”“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” set in late ’60s Los Angeles, stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt.The Associated Press Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ heads to Canneslast_img read more