All-Rounder Quinton de Kock Quinton de Kock Imran Tahir Imran Tahir SL 52 Total Wickets Beuran Hendricks Beuran Hendricks South Africa Bowled – 16 Aiden Markram Aiden Markram BAN 3 – WON Total runs in each powerplay Bowler STUMPED – 2 Bowler Kagiso Rabada Kagiso Rabada LBW – 2 4s-155 6s-27 Bowler Wicket Keeper Caught – 30 Batsman 5 – Lost JP Duminy JP Duminy David Miller David Miller All-Rounder Total 50’s/100’s 9/1 WI ENG Dwaine Pretorius Dwaine Pretorius Batsman Chris Morris Chris Morris All-Rounder AUS Batsman Run Outs – 2 Rassie van der Dussen Rassie van der Dussen PAK The South African cricket team, also known as ‘The Proteas’ is administrated by Cricket South Africa. South Africa is a full member of the International Cricket Council with Test and one-day international status. Cricket in South Africa was established by the British, and the first tour by a side from England took place in 1888-89. South Africa played its first Test match (against a touring England side at Port Elizabeth), becoming the third Test nation.However, in 1970, the ICC voted to suspend the team from international cricket indefinitely because of its government’s policy of apartheid, an overtly racist policy, which led them to play only against the white nations (England, Australia, New Zealand), and field only white players. This decision excluded players such as stalwart Graeme Pollock from partaking in international Test Cricket. Such a move caused the exodus of bright future prospects like Allan Lamb and Robin Smith, who both played for England, and Kepler Wessels, who initially played for Australia, before returning to South Africa. The team was reinstated in 1991 as a Test nation after the deconstruction of apartheid, and the team played its first official match since 1970 (and its first-ever ODI) against India in 1991. Since the reinstatement, the Proteas have had mixed success. Even when the team has been considered to be a favourite to win big tournaments, good fortune deserts it.The match-fixing scandal that shook the cricketing fraternity got momentum from Hansie Cronje’s claims. With his mysterious death in a plane crash, a chapter in South African cricket closed.The South African cricket has produced many greats. Jacques Kallis possibly is the best ever to represent them, while in Graeme Smith, they had a leader who was very instrumental in putting them on top, particularly in Test cricket. To add to that, the likes of Allan Donald, Daryll Cullinan, Jonty Rhodes, Lance Klusener, Shaun Pollock, Makhaya Ntini, Dale Steyn, AB de Villiers, Hashim Amla etc also contributed massively to their success.The team has reached the semi-finals of the Cricket World Cup three times but has failed to progress into the finals, with Herschelle Gibbs famously dropping Australian captain Steve Waugh in 1999 in a round-robin game. They performed well in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, until New Zealand beat them in the quarterfinals, unfortunately ending their World Cup campaign.The Proteas were once again amongst the favourites in the 2015 World Cup. They had a very good run but it came to an end against New Zealand in the semis. A poor run in the 2017 Champions Trophy followed where they failed to qualify for the knockout stages. In 2018, they were dealt a huge blow as arguably their best batsman, AB de Villiers bowed out of international cricket. SA South Africa have previously arrived at Cricket World Cup tournaments among the favourites to lift the trophy and failed dismally, but this time around can fly under the radar with a youthful team largely shorn of the baggage of the past.Since they were re-admitted to international sport in 1992, the Proteas have reached the semi-finals in four of their seven World Cup appearances, but never made the final.Only seven of South Africa’s 15-man squad, however, have been to a World Cup before, and while they have some concerns going into the tournament in England and Wales, there is a freshness about their side that coach Ottis Gibson hopes will leave any negativity buried deep in the past.”It is a fresh start for us,” Gibson said. “It is my first time with the team and we have been using the same language for the last 18 months since I have been here. NZ Faf du Plessis Captain Faf du Plessis Faf du Plessis 782 runs in boundries AFG Batsman Andile Phehlukwayo Andile Phehlukwayo 9 Matches Played Bowler Team Profile South Africa 1934 Total runs scored Bowler Lungi Ngidi Lungi Ngidi IND Tabraiz Shamsi Tabraiz Shamsi Bowler “It is one of positivity all the time. What is gone in the past is gone. We are not taking the past with us to the World Cup, it is a new adventure for us.”When all their players are fit, South Africa look a balanced side, albeit with a top order batting line-up that is prone to collapse.Their major concern though lies in a bowling attack that has tremendous pace, skill and guile, but three frontline seamers who have all had injury concerns in the build-up to the tournament.Kagiso Rabada tweaked his troublesome back during the Indian Premier League, while Dale Steyn suffered a recurrence of his on-going shoulder problems.advertisementLungi Ngidi, who has a knack of taking early wickets, did not go to the IPL at all with a side-strain.Whether the trio can last from South Africa’s opener against England at The Oval on May 30 and a potential final on July 14 may dictate the team’s trophy chances.Other key players are wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock, who blasts away at the top of the order, and leg-spinner Imran Tahir, who is 40 years old but arguably in the form of his life.Getting out-of-form opener Hashim Amla to fire would be a big bonus for the team, though they do have Aiden Markram, who excelled in a recent short spell with Hampshire, as a potential replacement.”This is the beauty of the 15 players we have selected, it gives us so many options, we can interchange people and put them in different positions,” Gibson added.”That is fantastic going into a World Cup where weather conditions will dictate a lot of how the tournament is played.”
The first semi-final of the World Cup 2019 will be played over two days after intermittent rain stopped Tuesday’s play with New Zealand on 211 for five against India after 46.1 overs.Ross Taylor was batting on 67 with Tom Latham on three at the other end when rain forced the players off.Match officials waited for more than four hours while rain stopped and started before deciding to take the game to the reserve day (Wednesday). (What happens on reserve day?)Interestingly, the group match between 2015 finalists New Zealand and twice champions India last month was one of the four ‘no-result’ matches in the rain-hit tournament.With the rain unrelenting, play has been called off for the day. New Zealand will resume their innings tomorrow at 10.30am on 211/5 with 3.5 overs to bat.Here’s hoping for better weather tomorrow #INDvNZ | #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/p9KdXPdd0gCricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 9, 2019The game will continue on Wednesday where it was halted – New Zealand will complete their 50-over innings and India will then complete their 50-over innings, weather permitting. The match may be shortened dependent on conditions.For the match to be completed, India are required to bat for at least 20 overs. If no play is possible on the reserve day also then India will qualify for the final due as they had finished on top of the points table in the league phasea, ahead of fourth-placed New Zealand.The first #CWC19 semi-final remains keenly poised! Can New Zealand pick up where they left off when we return tomorrow?Highlights of #INDvNZ so far pic.twitter.com/XTPJgXOBJXadvertisementICC (@ICC) July 9, 2019The match will start at 3.30PM IST but the forecast for Wednesday is also not something which the fans would be looking forward to as rain is predicted 4.30 PM IST. Conditions are going to remain cloudy throughout the day with more rain predicted at around 9.30 PM IST. (Courtesy: Accuweather.com) (Courtesy: Accuweather.com)NZ INNINGS SUMMARYPlay was stopped with only 3.5 overs left in the New Zealand innings. There was threat of rain before the match began. In overcast conditions, however, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and opted to bat.Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar started off perfectly for India. The pacers did not give away a single run in the first 16 balls before Bumrah got rid of Martin Guptill.Kane Williamson and Henry Nicholls shared a solid 68-run stand for the 2nd wicket and that partnership gave New Zealand hopes of a good platform in trying conditions. But Ravindra Jadeja snared Nicholls in the 19th over to dent the Black Caps again.With rain around the corner, Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor made sure New Zealand did not lose wickets in a hurry. But Taylor’s inability to rotate strike and pierce the gaps built more pressure on New Zealand and Williamson. The skipper was lured into a false shot against Yuzvendra Chahal and Ravindra Jadeja took an easy catch at point in the 36th over.Ross Taylor then dropped anchor and shared important stands with James Neesham and Colin de Grandhomme and New Zealand did well to cross the 200-run mark before play was stopped.Also Read | Rain lasted longer than any New Zealand batsman: Funny memes outAlso Read | India vs New Zealand World Cup 2019 semi-final: Match to resume on Reserve Day after rain plays spoilsportAlso Read | India vs New Zealand Highlights, World Cup Semi-finalAlso Read | How much will India need to chase if New Zealand do not bat again?
It was lights, camera and action for the Women’s Open opening the television coverage on Saturday night. The stars of both teams came out to play in front of a healthy WIN Stadium crowd. Frankie Mortimer took over the captaincy with Leana Hoani struggling with a hamstring injury and New Zealand were dealt a further blow when Roxanne Winder scored the opening touchdown.New Zealand hit back with a long range effort from Carla Hohepa who outsprinted Australia’s cover defence to score.Kelly Woods continued the good form she showed in Game One to score a touchdown as the Aussies went into half time 2-1.In the second half it was the Winchester Sisters show with Claire scoring first, Louise second and the final touchdown of the night with a huge left foot step.Rebecca scored a well deserved touchdown but the World Champion Australians won the second game 5-2 and claim the series.
Kingston resident, Kimani Ramon Anderson, who singlehandedly and heroically rescued three young girls, all wards of the State, from a burning building at the Walker’s Place of Safety in January, will receive the Badge of Honour for Gallantry from the Government.He is one of nine persons shortlisted for the award, and is among more than 200 persons being recognised for outstanding service to Jamaica during this year’s Honours and Awards Ceremony at King’s House on National Heroes Day, Monday, October 15.Mr. Anderson tells JIS News that he is honoured by the recognition being accorded him for braving the raging flames to extract the three girls who were trapped in their dormitory on the night of January 16. The 32-year-old security officer recounts bolting from his house to the Home after being awakened by screams and the sound of breaking glass emanating from the facility, which is situated beside his residence on Lyndhurst Crescent in Kingston.Mr. Anderson says he instinctively kicked in the door to the dormitory, sections of which were already on fire and filled with smoke, and extracted the girls.He tells JIS News that after doing so, he discovered that a fourth ward, who was physically challenged, was still in the dorm after seeing her by the room’s window screaming and crying. Mr. Anderson, who remarkably sustained no injuries, says he was unaware of the fourth occupant as the smoke obscured his view of the entire room. This, he adds, was compounded by the panicky state of the other girls and the urgent need to exit the building, occasioned by the rapidly raging inferno.He recounts being restrained by neighbours who converged on the premises, in his attempts to find a way back inside to retrieve the trapped girl. Mr. Anderson points out, however, that the heightened intensity of the fire, which by then had almost engulfed the entire building, put paid to this effort, resulting in the young girl’s untimely death. She was one of the two youngsters who perished in the fire.Mr. Anderson says the image has remained vividly etched in his mind and weighs heavily on his heart because “if I had known she was in the room, I would go to her first and get her out, seeing that she was physically challenged”. “So, while I am thankful for and humbled by the award that I am getting… it will be a bitter-sweet moment for me. What I did was done out of the love I have for the youth,” he says.Mr. Anderson, who continues to bask in the adoration and commendations from family, including his mother, Eileen Maxie; colleagues; friends and residents of his neighbourhood, encourages persons to show kindness to each other by extending a helping hand to persons in need.“If you see a person who really needs help, don’t turn a blind eye. Try and see if you can assist in any way… no matter how small, because sometimes, a little assistance is all they need to get back on their feet,” he tells JIS News. “Though we have diverse backgrounds, we are all one family… and we must remember that when members of our own biological families need assistance, we seek to help them. So, why not try and do the same for others,” Mr. Anderson adds.Mr. Anderson, who is the proud father of a five-year-old son named Javoni, says he will share this memorable moment with him when he is older and better able to understand its significance.
Youth and families with complex needs will get help finding the services and support they need. Five youth navigators are being hired to work across the province. The navigators will have experience and specialized training in case planning and case management for at-risk youth. These individuals will help teens navigate the system so they can find the right services and support. They will also help make connections between the youth and social workers, mental health workers, school boards, income assistance workers, police, probation officers, and other community and government agencies. Young people can ask for help themselves, or they can be referred by a parent, professional, or community agency. Young offenders who have spent time at the Nova Scotia Youth Facility in Waterville can also receive transitional support and follow up as they move back with families or into their communities. A total of $300,000 is being invested in this program. There will be navigators located in Community Services offices around the province as follows: Halifax (2); Kentville, New Glasgow and Sydney. More information about the navigation program is available on page 43 of the Child and Youth Strategy: Our Kids Are Worth It. The complete document is available online at www.gov.ns.ca . -30-
The flu has arrived in Nova Scotia. So far this year, three cases of influenza, commonly known as the flu, have been reported. Laboratory tests confirm a case in Windsor, Yarmouth and Halifax. “Given that these cases are spread out over a large portion of the province, we can say the flu is here and it will spread over the coming days and weeks,” said Dr. Robert Strang, chief public health officer. “Taking preventive action is still the best way to protect yourself against infection.” Nova Scotians can take several simple steps to avoid the flu. There is still time to get a flu shot. Frequent and thorough hand-washing is also an effective way to prevent a whole range of infectious diseases, including influenza. The vaccine is available through family doctors. It is free for many Nova Scotians, including pregnant women; people 65 or older; babies age six to 23 months, adults and children with chronic diseases; anyone living with someone 65 or older or someone with a chronic illness; all health-care workers and students in a health-care program; police and firefighters; and anyone who lives in a chronic or long-term care facility. “If you do become ill, it’s important to cough and sneeze into your sleeve, and to avoid face-to-face contact with other people,” said Dr. Strang. “People should also stay home until the symptoms are gone, and it’s especially important to stay away from hospitals and long term-care facilities.” Flu symptoms include fever, headache, chills, cough, sore throat, joint aches and muscle aches. For more information, consult the Health Promotion and Protection website at www.gov.ns.ca/hpp, www.fightflu.ca , or a public health office.
by News Staff Posted Sep 13, 2012 2:58 pm MDT Telus tells CRTC that Bell shouldn’t be allowed to buy Astral without safeguards AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email MONTREAL – Bell would have too much control over content and the potential to negatively affect consumers and competitors if it’s allowed to buy Astral Media, Telus Corp. said Thursday.Telus was the latest telecom rival to tell the CRTC that Bell’s acquisition of the speciality TV channel and radio broadcaster shouldn’t be allowed, or if it is approved it must have conditions and restrictions.“Consumers want to buy rights for all content on all platforms,” Telus executive Ann Mainville-Neeson said Thursday after making her company’s case to the broadcast regulator.“They want to watch TV on their TV, on their mobile devices, on their tablets, on their laptops. When Bell goes out to the studios, it buys content rights that way and we want to be able to buy them from Bell in that way and from other vertically integrated companies.”Telus said Bell (TSX:BCE) is trying to sell its content in pieces, making negotiations more difficult and expensive.“Adding significant new assets to Bell’s content portfolio through approval of this acquisition of Astral will only make matters worse,” Mainville-Neeson, director of broadcast regulation at Telus, told the CRTC.Vancouver-based Telus provides cellphone, Internet and TV services, but doesn’t own any media assets and must negotiate with Bell and others for programming content.“It’s really essential that we get all of these rights at one price,” added Richard Stursberg, a senior adviser on media and entertainment strategy for Telus.Telus (TSX:T) disputed Bell’s claim that its price for content rights on all mobile platforms is $3 million a year and said it’s more than $8 million a year.“The point of all this is that Bell is already big, it has clear incentive and opportunity to behave anti-competitively to the detriment of consumers and it is clearly making it difficult for the commission to manage compliance,” Mainville-Neeson said.VMedia Inc., an IPTV service which will appear Friday at the hearing, has launched a complaint with the CRTC against Bell over access to some of its specialty TV channels, including TSN and MuchMusic.“We have been stonewalled by Bell Media and we simply no longer believe it wishes to negotiate a fair deal with us in good faith,” said Alexei Tchernobrivets, chief executive of Toronto-based VMedia.“Bell Media has subjected us to an outrageous series of delays, pre-conditions and obstacles which we have not experienced with any other channel provider in Canada or the U.S. We have no choice but to take this matter to the CRTC.”VMedia said it would be competing against Bell TV and it filed the complaint after more than a year of “fruitless efforts” to negotiate agreements.There has been a long list of companies and groups that have come out against the proposed acquisition of Astral (TSX:ACM.A). BCE Inc. owns Bell Canada, the CTV television network, the former Chum radio stations and numerous specialty TV channels, as well as online sites for them all.Bell has countered by saying it needs to be large enough to compete with global companies, especially in newer digital forms of media that relay content to mobile phones, tablets and other devices.It announced at the open of this week’s hearings that Astral would enable it to create a competitor to the U.S.-based Netflix online video service, which delivers movies and television programs for a monthly subscription fee.Telus said Bell doesn’t need to be bigger to create a made-in-Canada Netflix to compete against online companies offering TV services.“I actually think they’re manufacturing a bogey man to justify this acquisition,” said David Fuller Telus’ chief marketing officer.The Astral deal would continue a years-long trend of increasingly concentrated ownership of Canadian media companies.Rogers (TSX:RCI.B) and Quebecor (TSX:QBR.B) have also come out against the deal, while Calgary’s Shaw Communications (TSX:SJR.B) supports it.Radio fan Rahul Majumdar came before the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission to speak against Bell Media’s plan to look at selling TSN radio in Montreal.Bell told the hearing earlier this week that if the CRTC shoots down changes it wants to make at some of its Montreal radio stations, it will consider putting the local TSN station up for sale.“Eliminating TSN 690 may help Bell-Astral satisfy CRTC ownership rules, but the price will be a further erosion of Montreal’s sports broadcasting system,” Majumdar said.He noted that Calgary, Winnipeg and Ottawa-Gatineau all enjoy 24-hour sports stations.Majumdar also touched on linguistic reasons for not supporting Bell’s proposed changes.“Montreal is a bilingual, multicultural city and I believe that its sports fans must be served in both of Canada’s official languages,” he said. “I am dismayed at the manner in which Bell neglects, downplays and outright dismisses its English clientele and English Montreal sports radio.”But he also said French-speaking Montrealers deserve an all-sports station that would serve them, too.Bell is asking the CRTC to convert its English language TSN sports radio to French language RDS all sports radio and Bell says it will add more sports content to its all-talk station CJAD in Montreal to serve the English market.Bell has already told the hearing that it will divest 10 radio stations in five markets as part of the deal to buy Astral.
Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,191.96, down 73.67 points):Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Down 10 cents, or 3.75 per cent, to $2.57 on 6.8 million shares.Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Up 25 cents, or 4.81 per cent, to $5.45 on 5.1 million shares.Seven Generations Energy Ltd. (TSX:VII). Oil and gas. Down $3.61, or 17.60 per cent, to $16.90 on 5.04 million shares.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Oil and gas. Down 50 cents, or 4.06 per cent, to $11.83 on 4.9 million shares.Lundin Mining Corp. (TSX:LUN). Miner. Down four cents, or 0.45 per cent, to $8.83 on 4.8 million shares.Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (TSX:CNQ). Oil and gas. Up $1.31, or 3.39 per cent, to $39.90 on 3.6 million shares. The oilsands company trimmed its capital spending plan for this year by about $180 million and reported a second-quarter profit of $1.07 billion (93 cents per diluted share) compared with a loss of $339 (31 cents per diluted share) million a year ago.Companies reporting major news:BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE). Media. Down 65 cents, or 1.09 per cent, to $58.76 on 1.2 million shares. The company reported second-quarter earnings attributable to common shareholders of $762 million or 84 cents per share, compared with a profit attributable to shareholders of $778 million or 89 cents per share a year ago. Operating revenue increased to nearly $5.7 billion, compared with $5.34 billion in the same quarter last year, boosted by its acquisition of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. earlier this year.Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Oil and gas. Down five cents, or 0.10 per cent, to $52.47 on 1.5 million shares. The company says the cost of its Line 3 replacement project has risen nine per cent from its original estimate when it was sanctioned in 2014. Enbridge now estimates it will cost $5.3 billion for the portion in Canada and US$2.9 billion in the United States to replace the pipeline that runs from Hardisty, Alta., to Superior, Wisc.Home Capital Group Inc. (TSX:HCG). Financial Services. Up nine cents, or 0.65 per cent, to $13.86 on 1.9 million shares. The new CEO says ensuring the company, which nearly collapsed earlier this year, has the right corporate culture is critical to its future. In his first day on the job Thursday, Yousry Bissada said while the lender’s core executive team is strong, there is still much to be done to rebuild its business. Most actively traded companies on the TSX by The Canadian Press Posted Aug 3, 2017 2:38 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 3, 2017 at 3:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
IRISH AID CHARITY Goal has confirmed that it withdrew its staff from South Sudan this week.The Charity says that it evacuated 25 international staff from the country, which is rapidly descending into civil war, on 18, 22 and 23 December.National staff will continue to run 34 primary health clinics and deliver other programmes in the country.Goal CEO Barry Andrews says that they are concern on the impact the violence is having on the 475,000 people who they help in South Sudan.“The evacuated members of GOAL’s South Sudan management and technical team have established an office in Nairobi, from where they are liaising with their South Sudanese colleagues. However, this can only work in the short-term. There can be no doubt that if the violence continues it will prolong the absence of GOAL’s staff and severely restrict the movement of supplies and local personnel.He said that staff are anxious to return to the country.Read: Revelry at second anniversary of South Sudan hides severe povertyRead: Ireland pledges €2 million in aid to Central African Republic
Horsemeat had only been found in a small number of the production batches that were pulled from shelves in February, she noted, adding that “there is no health risk associated with eating these meatballs.”Sweden onlyThe meatballs would only be sold or given away in Sweden, where most of them have been stored after Czech authorities in February said they contained horsemeat.Ikea stores in other countries would have to follow local rules and regulations, Magnusson said.The Swedish company pulled its trademark frozen meatballs off the shelves and from its restaurants in 25 countries in Europe and Asia after traces of horse DNA were found.It suffered further embarrassment this month when its frozen elk lasagne was shown to contain traces of pork.- © AFP, 2013Read: Wiener sausages back for sale in IKEA > FURNITURE GIANT IKEA is looking at selling or giving away meatballs in its home country of Sweden that were recalled after tests showed they contained traces of horse DNA.“We are looking at ways of using the meatballs as food, since they are completely safe to eat. But we are still in talks with the authorities over this,” spokeswoman Ylva Magnusson said.“If we are unsuccessful our other option is to use them as biogas,” she added.The main challenge was to find a way to comply with Swedish authorities’ requirement that all food be labelled with “exact information” on meat content, Magnusson said. We’re discussing how to sell or give away the meatballs as food, even though the percentage (of different meats) may vary.
6-Flags, 10 people down, 14 to go. All will be evaluated by EMS personnel before being reunited with family and released to Park officials— Marc Bashoor (@PGFD_Chief) August 10, 2014 Source: Marc Bashoor/Twitter Source: ABC News/YouTubeA DAY OUT at a Six Flags theme park turned into an unforeseen drama when a rollercoaster got stuck.24 people were on board The Joker’s Jinx – which can go 0 – 60 in three seconds – when the six train cars suddenly stopped.ABC news reported that the rollercoaster was stuck around 75 feet from the ground during the ordeal at the park just outside Washington.When rescuers got to them three-and-a-half hours after the rollercoaster stopped, the unlucky riders were given food, water, and umbrellas to shield them from the sun.Tweeting from the scene was Marc Bashoor, Fire Chief with the emergency services. Riders being strapped in place within each car, before cars passenger restraint can be released. Then pulled 1 by 1 – 1st 2 people in bucket— Marc Bashoor (@PGFD_Chief) August 10, 2014 Source: Marc Bashoor/Twitter Remarkably, he kept people up-to-date on how the rescue was progressing: Firefighters have reached the 1st car by tower bucket – each of 6 cars will be emptied slowly pic.twitter.com/bkuF5zFt5c— Marc Bashoor (@PGFD_Chief) August 10, 2014 Source: Marc Bashoor/Twitter Firefighters have made face to face access with first riders – this will be a long term rescue pic.twitter.com/u6Wt4bANf0— Marc Bashoor (@PGFD_Chief) August 10, 2014 Source: Marc Bashoor/Twitter FF Owen Hardy, one of the high angle rescuers talks to media about what it took to keep everyone calm pic.twitter.com/GI7sZcDjbL— Marc Bashoor (@PGFD_Chief) August 10, 2014 Thankfully, no one was seriously injured: Jokers Jinx is stalled. All riders are safe, upright and being helped off the ride with PGCo Fire support. #JokersJinx— Six Flags America (@SixFlagsDC) August 10, 2014 All 24 patrons ON the ground being evaluated by EMS— Marc Bashoor (@PGFD_Chief) August 10, 2014 Source: Marc Bashoor/Twitter No transports from the 6-Flags hi-angle call. PGFD debriefing, cleaning up, goin home. Thanks to all involved pic.twitter.com/D1y90GpSzq— Marc Bashoor (@PGFD_Chief) August 10, 2014 Read: Passengers use collective strength to push train off trapped man> Source: Marc Bashoor/Twitter Source: Marc Bashoor/Twitter Here’s what Six Flags had to say: Source: Six Flags America/Twitter Source: Six Flags America/Twitter All riders safely disembarked from Jokers Jinx. Ride closed for now. Thanks Prince George County Fire Dept for your help!— Six Flags America (@SixFlagsDC) August 10, 2014 On scene technical rescue call 6-Flags America. 24 patrons stuck near the top of the Jokers Jinx pic.twitter.com/dFEvRG3p6S— Marc Bashoor (@PGFD_Chief) August 10, 2014 Source: Marc Bashoor/Twitter
Poll: Does bad weather make you stay indoors? Be honest now. Image: Shutterstock/Lolostock http://jrnl.ie/3271779 By Cliodhna Russell Yes (10948) Short URL Yes No Sometimes Vote Image: Shutterstock/Lolostock No (2387) Share17 Tweet Email Mar 5th 2017, 12:24 PM Poll Results: IT’S THE FIRST weekend in March but it has also been a weekend full of weather warnings.A wind warning is in place for six counties today, while a rainfall warning was in place for ten counties yesterday.So today we’re asking, does bad weather make you stay indoors? Sometimes (3155) 26,049 Views 44 Comments Sunday 5 Mar 2017, 12:24 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
17,949 Views Share Tweet Email2 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Man airlifted to hospital after collapsing while walking on Carlingford mountain Emergency services were alerted to the incident at midday. Short URL By Cónal Thomas The Irish Coast Guard responded by sending a 116 helicopter to the scene, which was also attended by gardaí.The man was then airlifted to Beaumont hospital in Dublin. 3 Comments https://jrnl.ie/4600797 Saturday 20 Apr 2019, 3:00 PM Apr 20th 2019, 3:01 PM THE IRISH COAST Guard have airlifted a man to hospital after he collapsed while mountain walking in Carlingford, Co Louth. Emergency services were alerted to the incident at midday. It’s understood that the man, who is middle aged, became ill while out walking near Carlingford Mountain. Coastguard and emergency services at Carlingford Lough in Louth after man collapses from suspected stroke. Gardaí and ambulance at the scene. pic.twitter.com/t6mnoPLQva— Conor McCrave (@Conor_McCrave) April 20, 2019
NASAOn Feb. 12, 1984, Bruce McCandless ventured away unrestrained from the safety of his spaceship, which no previous astronaut had done. He could do it because of a brand-new, jet-powered backpack.NASA astronaut Bruce McCandless has died at the age of 80, NASA announced Friday. You may not know his name, but you most likely have seen him in one of the most famous pictures ever taken in space. In 1984, McCandless strapped on a jet-powered backpack and flew away from the shuttle, by himself, untethered, with Earth as a backdrop. It was the first time an astronaut had ever floated freely in space; McCandless had helped develop the technology.McCandless had been an astronaut for a long time before he first flew in space aboard the shuttle. His was one of the voices that kept the first moon-landing crew in touch with mission control in 1969, telling Neil Armstrong, “There are a lot of us down here that would be willing to come along.”We’re saddened by the loss of retired astronaut Bruce McCandless II. Most known for being the 1st human to free-float on a shuttle spacewalk, he also served as the Apollo 11 moonwalkers’ link to mission control and helped launch @NASAHubble: https://t.co/myyOm101DR pic.twitter.com/jZeGvWzOxW— NASA (@NASA) December 22, 2017While supporting other missions and waiting his turn, he helped design what became to be known as the MMU — the manned maneuvering unit.McCandless first went to space in 1984 aboard the shuttle Challenger and took these jet-powered backpacks along. During the mission, McCandless climbed into the 300-pound contraption and slowly eased out of the shuttle’s cargo bay. This time, it was mission controllers on the ground saying to him, “You have a lot of envious people watching you. Looks like you’re having a lot of fun up there.”APMcCandless, mission specialist aboard the shuttle Challenger in February 1984, looks at a map showing the path of the spaceship.Armstrong was on McCandless’ mind when he took that first untethered foray into space. More than three decades later, in an NPR interview, he remembered precisely what he said: ” ‘It may have been one small step for Neil. But it’s a heckuva big leap for me.’“My wife happened to be at mission control at the time and she says the laughter literally brought down the house. Which was sort of what I had intended because I wanted to loosen things up a little,” he recalled.Relative to Earth, he was flying at almost 18,000 miles per hour. But relative to the shuttle, he was moving at a leisurely 1 foot per second. He said he wasn’t nervous. He found it effortless.He had trained for that moment for years, ready for anything — the suit’s nitrogen propulsion system failing or problems communicating with the shuttle. But what he wasn’t prepared for was the temperature in the suit: “I got quite cold. My teeth were chattering. I was shivering,” he said.The suit was designed so astronauts could work strenuously, but for that first six-hour test, he had moved little more than 300 feet away from the shuttle when the famous picture was taken, with Earth and space in the background.“I had the gold sun visor down. So that in principle, people could imagine themselves inside of there instead of me,” he said.McCandless said he was most proud that, later in life, children came up to him to say they’d seen the picture. He hoped it would inspire the next generation of explorers. “I like to encourage folks to look at that and say, ‘Well, I can do better than that.’ “Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Share
100 years ago, a man named Alan Turing was born. He would go on to become a permanent fixture in the world of science, computers, and theoretical practices that are commonplace today. One of his most striking predictions was that there could potentially be an entity powered by computers that humans would mistake for being one of their own.Turing‘s dream is exactly what was achieved at The University of Texas at Austin. Computer scientists there have won the “BotPrize” for being able to create an in-game bot that other players legitimately believed was a human player.The contest took place within Unreal Tournament 2004, which has some of the most ardent and hardcore gamers among its fan base. The competition worked by placing the submitted bot-controller characters in the same environment as human players.Those human players then had the ability to tag other characters in the game as either bot or human. Competition officiators then tallied the number of votes that each participant received.Among all the people who tagged the winning bot, UT^2, 52% thought it was a human-controlled character. Professor Risto Miikkulainen said his goal was to achieve a score of at least 50%. UT^2 actually shared the victory with the equally impressive MirrorBot, which was created by Romanian programmer Mihai Polceanu. Both winning teams split a $7,000 grand prize.Interestingly enough, the average “humanness” rating that human players received was just 40%, meaning UT^2 played more like a human — or at least, other players’ perceptions of what a human should play like — than actual flesh-and-blood gamers.Miikulainen took the victory as an opportunity to say that this kind of artificial intelligence, and those who work so hard to develop it, should be put to use in applications where it can have more profound effects.via Eureka Alert
Explore further 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. Citation: Study of Google search histories reveals relationship between anti-Muslim and pro-ISIS sentiment in U.S. (2018, June 7) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-06-google-histories-reveals-relationship-anti-muslim.html Credit: CC0 Public Domain A trio of researchers from Duke University and the University of California has found that Google search data can offer insights into the relationship between anti-Muslim and pro-ISIS sentiment in the U.S. In their paper published on the open access site Science Advances, Christopher Bail, Friedolin Merhout and Peng Ding discuss their study and what they found. © 2018 Phys.org Journal information: Science Advances In the modern age, as travel and technology have improved, global terrorism has become a major threat. Because of that, those in charge of protecting people from terrorism have instituted policies and defense mechanisms. Sometimes, the researchers note, those policies involve targeting groups for special investigation. It is no secret that Muslims are the most highly targeted group because of the connection between Islam and groups such as the Taliban and ISIS. But, the researchers suggest, targeting groups in countries such as the U.S. might be causing home-grown radicalization to occur.To learn more about radicalization of Muslim extremists in the U.S., the researchers accessed publicly available data from Google search engine queries. Queries, they noted, can be done looking for phrases such as “I hate Muslims” or “How do I join ISIS?” Data from the searches was then cross-checked with data provided by the U.S. Census, allowing the researchers to see where those searches were coming from at the community level.The researchers found a common theme—in low income communities where there were a lot of anti-Muslim searches, there were also a lot of searches by people looking for more information about radical Islamic groups. Such communities, the researchers further noted, tended to be homogeneous in nature, mostly white, with few people of color. People from the Middle East, they point out, stand out in such communities. This finding, they claim, suggests that anti-Muslim activities such as discrimination and being targeted by government officials might actually be pushing some of those targeted people toward becoming extremists. They suggest that if the goal is to slow or stop radicalization of people living in the U.S., another approach might be needed. They also point out that evidence from other studies has shown that assimilation tends to lead to reduced radicalization. More information: Christopher A. Bail et al. Using Internet search data to examine the relationship between anti-Muslim and pro-ISIS sentiment in U.S. counties, Science Advances (2018). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aao5948AbstractRecent terrorist attacks by first- and second-generation immigrants in the United States and Europe indicate that radicalization may result from the failure of ethnic integration—or the rise of intergroup prejudice in communities where “home-grown” extremists are raised. Yet, these community-level drivers are notoriously difficult to study because public opinion surveys provide biased measures of both prejudice and radicalization. We examine the relationship between anti-Muslim and pro-ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) Internet searches in 3099 U.S. counties between 2014 and 2016 using instrumental variable models that control for various community-level factors associated with radicalization. We find that anti-Muslim searches are strongly associated with pro-ISIS searches—particularly in communities with high levels of poverty and ethnic homogeneity. Although more research is needed to verify the causal nature of this relationship, this finding suggests that minority groups may be more susceptible to radicalization if they experience discrimination in settings where they are isolated and therefore highly visible—or in communities where they compete with majority groups for limited financial resources. We evaluate the validity of our findings using several other data sources and discuss the implications of our findings for the study of terrorism and intergroup relations, as well as immigration and counterterrorism policies. Are current efforts to combat terrorism actually increasing the risk of future attacks?
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