The group stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup officially got over on Thursday. The 48-game round provided some incredible footballing action.It all started with the lowest-ranked football side in the tournament, Russia thrashing Saudi Arabia 5-0 on the opening day. Japan defeated Colombia to become the first Asian side to beat a South American opponent in a World Cup.Marcos Rojo scored late to help Argentina beat Nigeria and qualify for the knockouts, after the two-time champions failed to win their first two group games.Defending champions Germany crashed out of the quadrennial event after losing to South Korea.Apart from serving dramatic results, the ongoing tournament has also witnessed a high rise in own goals and penalties.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEAs 16 teams move on to play in the knockouts, here’s a look at the most important statistics from the World Cup group stage.Total number of goals scored:122 goals were scored in the group stages with an average of 2.5 goals every match. All group games witnessed except one — the goalless draw between France and Denmark. Belgium with nine goals emerged as the top scorers in the first round. Most own goals:Nine own goals were conceded in the first round, the highest ever in a World CupROUND OF 16 LINEUP & SCHEDULEMost penalties awarded:24 penalties were awarded during the group stage of Russia 2018, the most in a World Cup. 18 of them have been converted, one better than the previous record of 17 set at 1998 World Cup.advertisement Discipline record:158 yellow cards and three red cards were dished out by referees in the group stage.FIFA World Cup 2018: Who plays who in the round of 16Highest scoring match:7 – The Belgium vs Tunisia match witnessed the most number goals in a single match this edition. 31 goal attempts were made during the match, the most in a single match in this edition.Top Scorers:Harry Kane (England) – 5 goalsRomelu Lukaku (Belgium) – 4 goalsCristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) – 4 goalsDenis Cheryshev (Russia) – 3 goalsDiego Costa (Spain) – 3 goals Top assist makers:2 -Juan Quintero, James Rodriguez, Aleksandr Golovin, Viktor Claesson, Carlos Sanchez, Youri Tielemans and Toni KroosQualification on Fair Play decision:Japan on Thursday became the first country in history to qualify via Fair Play decision after they finished level on point with Senegal in Group H with four points.Germany were eliminated in the Group Stage of a World Cup for the first time, and were eliminated in the first round for the first time since 1938.For the first time since 1982, no African nation will participate in the knockout rounds. Yassine Meriah’s goal for Panama against Tunisia was the second goal for the nation in the World Cup. Meriah’s goal means the Russia 2018 is the first World Cup in which every team has scored at least twice.Tunisia’s Fakhreddine Ben Youssef scored the 2500th goal of World Cup finals history, when he scored against Panama.
Why he matters: I told Andrew McGee on our podcast last week that Lewis reminds me of a smaller Patrick Willis. He just seems like he has it, that indeterminable athletic characteristic that can’t be taught, learned, or even described.Of his play Lewis says, “I can go unnoticed for four years, as long as I’m helping my team out and we’re winning. We don’t need flashing lights and cameras. We just want to take care of business behind the lights.” Gundy responds, “everyone around here knows what he means to this program.” That’s borderline groveling from the head ball coach. And trust me, the light will be squarely in Lewis’ face by the time his days in Stillwater are up.This post is part of our series on the 20 most important people to a 2011 Oklahoma State title run. Check the full list out here.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Photo Attribution: KT KingWho he is: If Markelle Martin is the heart of this D then Shaun Lewis is its soul. Or the other way around, I get my body part sports metaphors confused sometimes. The point is that Lewis, a sophomore 4-star who spurned Notre Dame, Alabama, Oregon, LSU, Florida, and Nebraska (among others) to come be a star (and a STAR) in Stillwater is a top 10 player on a top 10 team (I have a few coaches in the top 10 which is why he’s ranked #12).What he does: He finished second the team in tackles for loss with eight, only trailing Orie Lemon. He finished 5th on the team in total tackles (49) posting game highs against Kansas and Kansas State plus a personal high of 11 against OU in Stillwater. Also those two picks against OU and game-winner against A&M were pretty nice. Where he fits in: Lewis assumed the starting nod at the STAR position by the Kansas State game last year and I don’t see him relinquishing it this side of getting h-word for the next three years. He’s not the type of athlete OSU is used to putting on the defensive side of the field. He seems like he should be getting a few snaps behind some 5-star at Bama or maybe running roughshod through the SEC East for South Carolina or a team like that. For Oklahoma State to have him is for Oklahoma State to have a game-changer on its hands. read more
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Toll Authority, Joan Fletcher, says based on a contractual agreement, the Government would have been obliged to pay the toll operators just under $500 million if they were to forego the toll increases, which will take effect on July 6.She explained that the right to an increase is based on the formula outlined in the concession agreement with the developers.“If however, the Government is so convinced by the submission of the public to forego the increase, then it is the Government which must now stand the cost of whatever losses the operators would be experiencing as a result of this decision,” Mrs. Fletcher said.She pointed out that the estimated loss recovery that the operators would have been due was calculated based on toll usage last year, under the economic conditions which obtained at that time.Mrs. Fletcher was speaking at a Jamaica House media briefing, held at the Office of the Prime Minister on July 3.Meanwhile, Director of Works Policy in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Janet Coleman-Howlett, pointed out that the developers, in their application, had in fact indicated that they had considered the current economic climate, and therefore had not applied for the maximum increase.“According to the concession agreement and the tolling policy, they really could have asked for the maximum amount…for example in Portmore, for the class one (vehicle), they could have asked for $165. What they have asked for is $150…so the rates, although it’s according to the formula, they have actually requested less than what is in the formula,” she added.The Toll Authority was established under the Toll Roads Act to, among other things: regulate the operation and maintenance of toll roads and such other facilities as may be deemed necessary on or adjacent to toll roads; monitor compliance of concessionaires with the terms and conditions of concession agreements; and advise the Minister on matters of general policy relating to the design, construction, safety, regulation, operation and maintenance of the toll roads in Jamaica.The public-private partnership of Highway 2000 include the National Road Constructing and Operating Company (NROCC), a state owned company, which was authorized by the Transport Ministry to delegate to the project company, the obligations to design, finance, construct, operate and maintain the highway, as well as to levy, retain, collect tolls with respect to the toll road usage.TransJamaican Highway Limited is the project company owned by the developer, Bougues Travaux Publics. The company is also authorized to collect, levy and retain tolls in this respect, under the terms and conditions of the Concession Agreement.As outlined in the Agreement of 2001 between NROCC and TransJamaica, Bouygues may apply for an annual increase in toll tariffs,provided that the toll is set at a rate either equal to or less than the toll cap.Contact: Alphea Saunders read more
The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, is urging anyone with information about the death of eight-year-old Shante Skyers to make a report to the police. The girl’s body was found in Sterling Castle Heights, St Andrew on Tuesday. She was reported missing on Thursday, 11 April 2019. The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, is urging anyone with information about the death of eight-year-old Shante Skyers to make a report to the police.The girl’s body was found in Sterling Castle Heights, St Andrew on Tuesday. She was reported missing on Thursday, 11 April 2019.Minister Grange has urged people in the community to “say what they know about Shante’s death.”According to her: “We cannot remain silent. Any piece of information, no matter how seemingly insignificant, can help the investigators to bring the perpetrator to justice and prevent them from harming other children.” Minister Grange has urged people in the community to “say what they know about Shante’s death.” Story Highlights read more
My location zoom Ballast Nedam Offshore (BNO) is executing the foundation EPCI works for wind farm operator OWP Butendiek.As part of this, BNO has subcontracted Jumbo for the offshore transport and installation of 80 transition pieces (TPs).The TPs are fabricated in Esbjerg and will be installed with the Dynamically Positioned HLV Jumbo Javelin.During the summer of 2014, the Javelin will lift, ship and install all transition pieces in just 10 voyages of 8 TPs each. Each TP weighs approximately 330 Mton, has a height of 31m and a diameter of 5.5m.To install such TPs safely, Jumbo has invested in increased lifting height capability by acquiring a 700 Mton SWL Fly-Jib.Jumbo’s subcontract includes the following; T&I Project Management and EngineeringDesign and supply of lifting gear, grillages and sea fasteningsDesign and supply survey equipment and proceduresProvision of active motion compensated access bridge between Javelin and TP.Crane support for BNO’s cleaning and grouting operations.The Butendiek Offshore Windpark consists of 80 Wind Turbine Generators (WTG) and one Offshore Substation- foundation and is located approximately 35 nautical miles from the island of Sylt in Germany. Once fully operational the park will have and output of 288 MW. 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站？确定 Print Close Jumbo Shipping, December 20, 2013 read more
zoomImage Courtesy: Incat Crowther The Brilliance of Majestic, the first of three new vessels being built for Majestic Fast Ferry, has been launched, according to Australian ship designer Incat Crowther.The Incat Crowther 42 unit, that features a high service speed at a low installed engine power, was delivered to its owner from the Indonesian PT Cahaya Samudra Shipyard.The previous vessels housed their passengers in a single deck configuration that reduced weight and construction complexity. The Brilliance class was driven by the requirement to carry more passengers at greater speed, whilst giving business class passengers an exclusive experience, Incat Crowther explained.Brilliance of Majestic’s main deck cabin seats 261 economy passengers, while the ships’s upper deck business class cabin can accommodate 43 passengers.The vessel is powered by quad MTU 12V2000 M72 main engines, each developing 1080kW. Propelled by quad Rolls Royce 56A3 jets, the unit has a fully-laden speed of 38 knots. read more
EDMONTON _ Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and her cabinet have put the legal wheels in motion to begin cutting oil production while calling on the federal government to step up.“We don’t actually need Ottawa’s sympathy. We need Ottawa’s full attention,” Notley said prior to a cabinet meeting Monday morning.The meeting was called to hash out legal directives to give the Alberta Energy Regulator the power to direct oil producers to cut production by 8.7 per cent starting Jan. 1.Notley said it will be a short-term solution designed to be monitored and adjusted monthly as necessary. It ends on Dec. 31, 2019.“We will continue to work with industry to make sure that this curtailment is done in a way that is most effective, and that is responsible and ensures that we don’t curtail one extra drop more than we need to,” said Notley.The market price for Alberta oil rebounded Monday, but the discount Canadian producers have to stomach compared with the price their U.S. counterparts get is still north of $30 a barrel.The glut in reserves driving down prices needs to be addressed before producers begin taking more drastic steps such as slashing capital projects or laying off workers, Notley said.WATCH: Alberta family reacts to oil production cut Federal Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi said Monday he is asking the National Energy Board to make sure Canada’s oil pipelines are being used as efficiently as possible. Sohi said he shares Alberta’s frustration about the oil-price crisis and has asked the NEB to report as soon as possible.He said the status quo on Canadian oil shipping cannot continue, but defended his government’s record on pipelines and the oil industry, noting the recent $4.5-billion purchase of the Trans Mountain pipeline in a bid to get it expanded despite political controversy.The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, which would triple capacity to move oil to the west coast, was approved two years ago, but is now in legal limbo as Ottawa revisits the impacts on First Nations and B.C.’s marine environment.The federal government has not yet decided whether it will contribute anything toward Alberta’s purchase of new rail cars so that two more trains a day can transport crude from Alberta to refineries in Canada and the United States.Federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said Alberta’s dilemma is a direct result of the Trudeau government’s failure to get pipelines built while cancelling ones like Northern Gateway.“I believe what we’re seeing is a systematic strangulation of our energy sector by this Liberal government,” Scheer said in Winnipeg._ With files from Mia Rabson in Ottawa and Steve Lambert in Winnipeg Alberta Energy Minister Marg McCuaig-Boyd said they’ve also talked to Saskatchewan about the cuts and are working together to resolve the price quandary.“This is a national priority, so the more we can get on board the better,” said McCuaig-Boyd. “They’re in the same boat we are. They’re seeing the differential hurting their prices. It’s about jobs there. They’re not as big a player as us, but they’re still a player.”Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe said in a statement that the province isn’t considering following Alberta’s example.Saskatchewan’s industry is conventional oil, not oilsands production, Moe said. A mandated cut would have little impact on price, but would prompt job losses and a decline in economic activity, he said.“That said, we understand the actions being taken in Alberta and will be working with our industry partners to ensure Saskatchewan is not undermining these efforts,” said Moe.Alberta’s price cut is rare but not unprecedented — in 1980, Tory premier Peter Lougheed forced oil production cuts to protest then-prime minister Pierre Trudeau and his Liberal government’s national energy program.Notley said a lack of pipeline capacity is a big part of the problem.She announced last week that her government will purchase rail cars to get more oil moving while the province waits for the Enbridge Line 3 and the Trans Mountain expansion to the B.C. coast to come on line.Notley said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government must do its part by rolling back proposed legislation that she says will make it much harder for energy megaprojects to be approved. She said Ottawa must also revisit its proposed tanker ban on the northern B.C. coast and help Alberta with its rail purchase plan.WATCH: Industry reacts to oil cutbacks read more
Kolkata: Five West Bengal Lok Sabha constituencies – Balurghat, Maldaha North, Maldaha South, Jangipur and Murshidabad will go to the polls in the third phase of elections on Tuesday. The ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal, BJP and Congress are the main contenders in the five seats in which the fate of 61 candidates will be decided by a 80,23,852-strong electorate. Four seats will see four-cornered contests between the three parties and the Left. It will be a three-cornered contest in Maldaha South as no Left party is in the fray in the seat. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja The constituencies saw high-octane campaigning by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee, BJP president Amit Shah and Congress president Rahul Gandhi who raised a series of issues ranging from corruption to communalism, NRC to chitfund scams and development to security, besides infiltration. The TMC has fielded sitting MP Arpita Ghosh against BJP’s Sukanta Majumdar in Balurghat. The Congress has named Sadik Sarkar and RSP, a Left Front constituent, has fielded Ranen Burman. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway In Maldaha North, the TMC has named former Congress MP Mausam Benazir Noor against BJP’s Khagen Murmu, while Congress has nominated Isha Khan Chowdhury and CPI(M) Biswanath Ghosh. Maldaha South will see the ruling party’s Moazzem Hossain locking horns with BJP’s Sreerupa Mitra Choudhury. Congress’s Abu Hasem Khan Chowdhury is also in the fray. The CPI(M) has not fielded any candidate. In Jangipur, TMC’s Khalilur Rehman will contest against former president and Congress leader Pranab Mukherjee’s son Abhijit. The BJP has fielded Mafuja Khatun and the CPI(M) Zulfikar Ali. Abu Taher Khan is the TMC candidate from Murshidabad against BJP’s Humayun Kabir. The Congress has nominated Abu Hena and the CPI(M) named Badruddaza Khan for the seat. The Election Commission will deploy 324 companies of central forces to cover over 92 per cent of the 8528 polling booths in the five Lok Sabha seats to ensure free and fair polling, officials said. Besides general election observers and expenditure observers, the poll panel has for the first time deployed a special police observer and a special observer. In another first, VVPAT will be used in all polling booths along with the EVMs, EC sources said. read more
Canadian Press Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he believes agreement on a renewed North American free trade deal between Canada, Mexico and the United States is “eminently possible.”Trudeau is making the comments this morning upon news of a potential breakthrough over U.S. demands about auto-parts rules, as well as a more general thawing of the frosty tone in earlier talks.U.S. trade representative Robert Lighthizer is to outline his view of NAFTA talks today in the first of two days of testimony before Congress.Is Trump right about a U.S. trade deficit with Canada? It depends who you askPhilip Cross: If Trudeau rejects a ‘bad’ NAFTA deal, he could get something worseCanada’s exclusion from Trump tariffs has NAFTA strings attachedCanada’s ambassador to the U.S., David MacNaughton, suggested his newfound optimism was based on two developments in recent days: progress on the top U.S. priority of auto-parts rules, as well as a more general thawing of the frosty tone in earlier talks.This comes as the United States appears increasingly keen on securing a quick agreement, with an upcoming round in Washington expected to feature a final push to obtain a deal before election campaigns in Mexico and in the U.S. Congress punt the process into 2019.Canada’s ambassador to the U.S., David MacNaughton MacNaughton said the most recent American proposals could help the U.S. achieve its goal of safeguarding auto production there, potentially without a strict American-made content requirement in every car, an idea that has been a source of friction with Canada and Mexico.He cautioned that the autos impasse isn’t completely sorted out yet.“They came back with some ideas that if you take them to their logical conclusion would mean that you wouldn’t need that (American content) requirement,” MacNaughton told reporters after speaking at a Washington gathering of the American Association of Port Authorities.“They put some interesting ideas on the table … which were actually quite creative. To which we sort of said, ‘Yeah, we can work with that.’… Did we get to somewhere where you could shake hands and say, ‘We’ve got a deal?’ Absolutely not… Whether or not we can get there I don’t know. But I took it as being a positive thing that they had another way of getting at that issue.”His assessment came after a discreet high-level meeting.Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland did not make any public appearances last week when she was in Washington to meet U.S. trade czar Robert Lighthizer, who has said he is hoping for an agreement in principle within weeks.While cautioning that the talks can’t be bound by artificial deadlines, MacNaughton said there really is a good-faith effort to get as close to a deal as possible early next month: “We will meet seven days a week, 24 hours a day to make as much progress as we can.”There are rumours of a lengthy, two-week round planned in Washington starting in early April. In the runup, MacNaughton said the countries have not only been meeting in person, but also in phone discussions.“I must say that in the last two weeks the talks that we’ve had … have been more positive than I’ve seen them before,” MacNaughton told Tuesday’s conference.“We still have a long way to go. But certainly the environment is one which is conducive to making a lot more progress in the next short while… I’m optimistic. I am confident that we are going to move forward. … Certainly the environment is conducive to making a lot more progress in the next short while.”He cited two reasons for optimism. In addition to the autos progress, he lauded the attitude around the table recently: “I was encouraged as much by the tone as by the substance.”One autos stakeholder said he’s newly hopeful, too.“We’re optimistic. We’re hopeful about the timeline,” said Flavio Volpe of Canada’s Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, whose group was recently invited by the U.S. to offer ideas for breaking through the impasse.“Certainly I haven’t said that before.”The White House on Tuesday said little in response to a public observation from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that U.S. President Donald Trump seems to be more enthusiastic about completing a deal.“The president is always enthusiastic about making a good deal, but that would be the key caveat to any conversation, is making sure that whatever deal he makes is good for Americans, and American workers,” said his spokeswomen, Sarah Sanders.MacNaughton also shared an anecdote about the Trudeau-Trump relationship.He described the prime minister attending a meeting of U.S. state governors last summer in Rhode Island, where he also met Mike Pence and he said the vice-president told Trudeau: “‘You know, the president really does like you.”‘MacNaughton joked that the relationship is already good, with common collaboration all over the world, on issues ranging from North Korea to Venezuela, but added: “If they really want to make it an even better relationship we’ll agree on NAFTA.”The Americans will get to tell their side of the story about the state of the talks. Lighthizer has two days of hearings scheduled before the U.S. Congress starting Wednesday, where he is sure to be asked about the NAFTA negotiations. read more
SAN FRANCISCO – Picture an 18-wheel truck barrelling down the highway with 80,000 pounds of cargo and no one but a robot at the wheel.To many, that might seem a frightening idea, even at a time when a few dozen of Google’s driverless cars are cruising city streets in California, Texas, Washington and Arizona.But Anthony Levandowski, a robot-loving engineer who helped steer Google’s self-driving technology, is convinced autonomous big rigs will be the next big thing on the road to a safer transportation system.Levandowski left Google earlier this year to pursue his vision at Otto, a San Francisco startup the he co-founded with two other former Google employees, Lior Ron and Don Burnette, and another robotics expert, Claire Delaunay.Otto is aiming to equip trucks with software, sensors, lasers and cameras so they eventually will be able to navigate the more than 220,000 miles of U.S. highways on their own, while a human driver naps in the back of the cab or handles other tasks.For now, the robot truckers would only take control on the highways, leaving humans to handle the tougher task of wending through city streets. The idea is similar to the automated pilots that fly jets at high altitudes while leaving the takeoffs and landings to humans.“Our goal is to make trucks drive as humanly as possible, but with the reliability of machines,” Levandowski says.That objective probably won’t be reached for decades, despite the progress made with automated passenger vehicles over the past five years, predicts Steven Shladover, program manager for mobility at the University of California’s Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology. He maintains that the technology is still a long way from being reliable enough to convince government regulators that a robot can be entrusted to steer a truck travelling at highway speeds without causing a catastrophic accident.“I don’t want to be on that highway when there is nobody there to take over a truck with 80,000 pounds of cargo and I don’t think I know anyone else who would want to be,” Shladover says. “The consequences of any kind of failure in any component would be too severe.”Google’s self-driving cars have logged about 1.6 million miles in autonomous mode without being involved in an accident that resulted in a deaths or major injuries. Of the more than 20 accidents involving its self-driving cars Google has accepted the blame for only one — a February collision with a bus in Mountain View, California.It would be easier to brush off robot trucks as a far-fetched concept if not for Levandowski’s background.Levandowski has been working on automated driving for more than a decade, starting in 2004 with a self-driving motorcycle called Ghostrider that is now in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. He also designed PriBot, a self-driving Prius that crossed the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge to deliver a pizza in 2008 before Google unveiled its fleet of autonomous cars.Otto already has assembled a crew of about 40 employees experienced in self-driving cars to transplant the technology to trucks. With former employees from Google, Apple and Tesla Motors, Otto boasts that its team is made up of “some of the sharpest minds in self-driving technology.”Although only four months old, Otto already has outfitted three big-rig cabs with its automated technology. The company completed its first extended test of its system on public highways in Nevada during the past weekend.Otto went to Nevada because California’s self-driving regulations apply only to passenger cars, forbidding the technology from being used on public roads by commercial trucks or any vehicle exceeding 10,000 pounds.Now, Otto is looking for 1,000 truckers to volunteer to have self-driving kits installed on their cabs, at no cost, to help fine-tune the technology. The volunteer truckers would still be expected to seize the wheel and take control of the truck if the technology fails or the driving conditions make it unsafe to remain in autonomous mode, mirroring the laws governing tests of self-driving cars on public streets and highways.Otto hasn’t set a timetable for completing its tests, but hopes to eventually retrofit all the U.S. trucks on the road. That would encompass more than 4.7 million trucks, according to the American Trucking Associations.The startup touts its technology as way to make up for a worsening shortage of truck drivers as more of them retire without enough younger drivers to replace them. Last year, the shortage stood at 47,500 and, unless recent trends change, will rise to nearly 175,000 by 2024, according to the American Trucking Associations.The trade group hasn’t taken a stand on self-driving technology, but may draw up a policy later this year, said Dave Osiecki, executive vice-president and chief of national advocacy.“We are paying close attention because this could be huge for trucking in terms of labour costs and safety,” Osiecki says.Levandowski insists self-driving trucks aren’t as scary as they might sound. Robot truckers are less likely to speed or continue to drive in unsafe conditions than a human, and will never get tired. Between 10 and 20 per cent of the roughly 4,000 fatal accidents in the U.S. each year involving trucks and buses are linked to driver fatigue, based on estimates gathered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.“It’s really silly to have a person steering a truck for eight hours just to keep it between two lines on the highway,” Levandowski says.___Online:Video of Otto’s self-driving truck: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bK76W1kH4jA This Thursday, May 12, 2016, photo shows sensors on top of an Otto driverless truck at a garage in San Francisco. An 18-wheel truck barreling down the highway with 80,000 pounds of cargo and no one behind the wheel might seem reckless to most people, even in an age when a few driverless cars already are cruising some city streets. But robot-loving Anthony Levandowski is betting autonomous big rigs will be the next big thing on the road to creating a safer and saner transportation system. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) Startup wants to put self-driving big rigs on US highways by Michael Liedtke, The Associated Press Posted May 16, 2016 10:14 pm MDT Last Updated May 17, 2016 at 2:34 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more
Then-junior relief pitcher Seth Kinker delivers a 1-1 pitch to UNCG sophomore second baseman Austin Embler in the top of the sixth inning. Credit: Edward Sutelan | Assistant Sports EditorWith nine wins in the past 10 games, the Ohio State baseball team will begin Big Ten play feeling confident.The red-hot Buckeyes welcome Nebraska (13-12, 1-2 Big Ten) to Columbus Friday night for the first three games of Ohio State’s Big Ten conference schedule, hoping to carry over some of the momentum built up from the team’s out-of-conference success.The Buckeyes’ most recent 19-4 win against Toledo on Thursday only helps matters.“We’ve been playing pretty good baseball,” head coach Greg Beals said. “It was critical to keep that momentum going into conference play this weekend.”Ohio State (17-7) gets production top-to-bottom in the batting order, with five hitters now batting above .310 and seven with double-digit RBI totals. The Buckeyes have averaged 10 runs per game in the past six matchups.Nebraska’s primary strength is its pitching staff, which is headlined by Friday night starter Luis Alvarado and his 3.24 ERA. Junior Matt Waldron adds a 3.27 ERA to the starting rotation while fellow junior Zack Engelken and redshirt freshman Paul Tillotson have provided a combined 26 innings of relief with a cumulative 2.42 ERA. “They’re going to pound the fastball at the bottom of the strike zone,” Beals said. “[Alvarado], their Friday guy, he’s got a real good arm.”Senior right fielder Scott Schreiber provides the bulk of support for Nebraska’s pitching staff, batting .364 with six home runs. Junior catcher Jesse Wilkening (.330, 25 RBIs) and senior outfielder Zac Repinski (.321) also have the potential to damage Ohio State.Outside those three, Nebraska could be at a real disadvantage in terms of quality at-bats throughout the lineup with only one other regular starter batting above .260.Facing that lineup Friday night for the Buckeyes is junior Connor Curlis, who is off to an impressive 4-0 start. Junior Ryan Feltner (2-1) will take the hill Saturday, with redshirt senior Adam Niemeyer (1-2) going on Sunday.“I think that no one on this team is complacent, and I think that’s a big part of how hard we work in the cages, how hard we work in our throwing program,” senior relief pitcher Seth Kinker said. “We’re gonna be ready to play Nebraska.” read more
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YACOLT — Tom McDowell’s storied career with Clark County Fire District 13 — then North Country Emergency Medical Service, and then the Volcano Rescue Team — arguably started with a burning chicken coop.He was on his way home from his job as Clark County undersheriff around 1971 when a fire was reported in Yacolt, he recalled.At that point, he said, the town of some 500 people didn’t have much of a fire department.“They set off a siren, someone goes and calls on the telephone, finds out where the fire is, tells everyone where the fire is and where everybody’s supposed to go,” he said of the process.He had some experience as a volunteer firefighter in Oregon and was trying to help a responding deputy coordinate things.“They couldn’t get the firetruck started, so they had to jump-start it with a police car,” McDowell said.By the time he made it to the scene, which was just outside of town, the coop had burned to the ground.If there’s a fire, people expect some kind of response, but there’s only so much a deputy can do, he said. The sheriff’s office decided it couldn’t respond to fires outside the city limits for liability reasons, and he presented the case to the town council.“Of course that didn’t make them feel too good, but we didn’t want our butts hanging out a mile, if you will,” he said.Two days later, McDowell got a call from the mayor with an offer to be the new fire chief. He accepted.“That’s kind of where it started,” he said. “We just built it from there. Did some drills and practice, and things got squared away, and people got some pride in the organization.” read more
The Centers for Disease Control say there are 700 to 1200 cases like this a year in the United States. However, they believe it is also under-reported.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. TAMPA, FLA. (WSVN) – An Ohio man ended up in the hospital after he contracted a deadly flesh-eating bacteria while visiting Florida.According to WFTS, Barry Briggs visited Florida as part of a boating trip in Tampa with his brother-in-law.Briggs said his foot started swelling up after the trip, but he was able to fly back home to Ohio before being rushed to the hospital.While at the hospital, Briggs was diagnosed with narcotizing fasciitis, or a flesh eating infection. Doctors believe the infection was caused by vibrio vulnificus, a bacterium found in saltwater.Briggs nearly lost his foot to the disease, but luckily, doctors were able to save it.“Once this thing took off, and it takes off quickly apparently, it was going one inch an hour up my leg,” Briggs said. “I’m incredibly fortunate to have all my toes, to have my foot, to be alive.”Briggs isn’t the only one to make headlines for contracting a flesh-eating bacteria. Just last week, a Florida fisherman made the news for the very same condition after he nearly lost his hand. read more
Malkajgiri: Mainampally Hanmantha Rao, Malkajgiri MLA, started the TRS party membership drive program at SP Nagar of Malkajgiri’s 140th division, organised by the local corporator Jagadish Goud, on Tuesday. Speaking on the occasion, the MLA said that the welfare schemes initiated by the TRS government in Telangana State have become a role model for other States. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us Rao urged the party cadre to explain to the people in their respective areas about the innovative schemes brought about by Chief Minister KCR and conduct membership drives in their areas. He said that KT Rama Rao, working president of the party, would also conduct special membership drives in the city. TRS leaders Baddam Parashuram Reddy, Mohan Reddy, Narsing Madiga, Srikanth, Upender, Satish, Sandhya, Ushasri, Ravi and others also participated in the program. read more
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Share From the continuing government shutdown, to new leadership taking over in the U.S. House, to leadership changes in Harris County, to a look ahead at the year in politics, Houston Matters breaks down the week’s biggest political stories with an eye for how they might affect Houston and Texas. In the audio above, we talk it over with Mark Jones from Rice University and political analyst Nancy Sims.
One of the most interesting cultural movements of the last few decades has been the destruction of the wall between “jocks” and “nerds.” Everybody likes video games and comic books now, even meatheads. But some athletes take their inner geek to the limit, proudly letting their nerd flag fly on and off the field.In the following slideshow, we’ll shatter the jock stereotype into a million shards of Energon as we profile eleven football players, MMA fighters, NBA champions, and more who all get down with the geeky stuff.Some are obsessive comics collectors who visit their LCS every week to pick up their pull list. Some are published sci-fi writers. Some build their own computers. But what unites all of these athletes is that they may well be the biggest geeks in sports. That’s our selection, but we’re sure that in colleges and high schools all across the country there are tremendous physical specimens excelling at both athletics and all-out nerdery. The geek athletes of the future are waiting to be discovered, and we’ll be in the stands cheering when they are. Tim Duncan1/11If you’re going to pick one thing that separates the geeks from the normies, playing Dungeons & Dragons is probably a good place to start. One of the most devoted adventurers in sports was Tim Duncan, who retired this year after a staggering 19 years with the San Antonio Spurs. Duncan’s D&D obsession was common knowledge, but he’s been a geek since way back. In high school, his nickname was “Mr. Spock,” but it quickly changed to “Merlin” after people saw his wizardry on the court. In addition to pen & paper role-playing, Duncan was also a fan of Renaissance fairs. <><> read more