We can talk, but can we communicate?

first_imgby Joyce Serido, PhD, MBAA practitioner walks up to a researcher at a conference and says, “How can I use your research in my practice?”As a financial behavior researcher, I am excited to teach people about the new and interesting findings in my field. Many practitioners, and most people, are less enthusiastic – I can tell from the blank stares and glazed expressions I get when I talk about my research. My spouse is more direct. “Why do I care about this”? “What does it mean for me”? “How can I use this information”? To be fair, I respond the same way when he talks about healthcare.It isn’t because we think the information has no value to us. After all both topics are important everyday issues for most people. And it isn’t because we don’t appreciate the other’s expertise. We have different ways of looking at the issue and using the information. That’s the communication barrier.But my research has a direct bearing on the work of practitioners. And I see value in bridging the research-practice gap. Yet our perspectives about financial behavior differ in three key ways:First, practitioners want to know what works; researchers want to know    why things work. Second, practitioners want information that will help them serve their clients; researchers want to discover new knowledge. Third, practitioners want to know how to apply the information; researchers offer general implications for practice.How can I, and other researchers, communicate our findings in ways that are useful to practitioners?Many of the journals where we publish our research now require implications for practice. Unless researchers collaborate with practitioners, or have practiced, the implications are often vague. If you look at the AFCPE® How to Read Research Articles | Worksheet, the last step directs the practitioner to translate research implications into tools they can use in their practice. Unless you collaborate with researchers, or have conducted research yourself, I am guessing that this is a high hurdle to clear.The point is, neither practitioners nor researchers working independently can bridge the gap. And it doesn’t require every researcher and practitioner to collaborate. But we have to start the conversation.A practitioner walks up to a researcher at a conference and says, “I want to work with you to translate your research into tools I can use”…. Dr. Joyce Serido, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist in Family Social Science at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.Dr. Serido studies financial behavior at the intersection of family and personal well-being. She received a PhD in family studies and human development from the University of Arizona and an MBA in finance from Seton Hall University. She is the principal investigator of Arizona Pathways to Life Success for University Students (APLUS), a longitudinal study of young adults and their finances. As an Extension Specialist and AFCPE® board member liaison for the Bridging the Gap Working Group, she works with educators and practitioners to develop materials on the connections between finances and young adult well-being.last_img read more

25 CRPF men killed in Maoist attack

first_imgIn one of the deadliest attacks on security forces, Maoists killed 25 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel and injured seven in Sukma district of south Chhattisgarh on Monday. In retaliatory fire, 10 to 12 Maoists were shot dead.The attack took place when a team of around 100 men, belonging to the 74th battalion of the CRPF, based at the Burkapal camp on the Dornapal-Jagargunda road in south Sukma, was out to provide protection for road construction work in the area.According to the Anti-Naxal Operations unit of the Chhattisgarh police, the Maoists ambushed the CRPF team at about 12.55 p.m. near Burkapal.“Firing lasted about three hours but the seven injured jawans were rescued using a bullet proof vehicle when the firing was going on,” said Chhattisgarh’s Director General of Police A.N. Upadhyay.Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh, who was in New Delhi, immediately rushed back to Raipur and convened an emergency meeting of his Cabinet.Jawan Sheikh Mohammad, injured in the attack, told reporters in Raipur that over 300 Maoists, including some dressed in “black uniform” were involved in the attack.According to him, the Maoists first sent some local villagers to check the location of the CRPF team.“Our unit was on road construction duty. Many villagers were also carrying weapons and women Maoists were also present,” Mr. Sheikh said.“They were carrying automatic weapons such as AK-47, SLR, and INSAS but we returned fire,”he said.Mr. Sheikh, who was injured in the legs, claimed that 10 to 12 Maoists were killed in the CRPF retaliation, a claim backed by Mr. Upadhyay and the Chief Minister.“I shot dead three Maoists,”  he said.A challenge: RajnathHome Minister Rajnath Singh said the government had taken the attack as a “challenge” and described the incident as “sad and unfortunate.”This is the second Maoist attack in the last 50 days in Sukma. Twelve CRPF men were killed in March this year near Bhejji village.The site of Monday’s attack is hardly a few km from Tadmetla, a village where the Maoists had killed 76 CRPF men in 2010.This area has repeatedly witnessed heavy casualties on the part of the CRPF since 2009.Monday’s attack was led by Hidma, head of PLGA Battalion 1. The battalion is said to be one of the deadliest armed cadre of the Maoists and during the ambush they carried sophisticated weapons. The group also included many women cadre, an official said.Hidma is also said to be involved in the Tadmetla attack. On Monday, the CRPF jawans were attacked when they had gone to secure a patch of under-construction road. The jawans, who were more than 90 in number, came under heavy fire from Maoists who had taken position in the thick forests.An official said the modus operandi was similar to the March 11 incident, when CRPF jawans who had gone to secure a road-construction party were ambushed.Another official said that several attempts in the past to catch Hidma have yielded no result.“He always moves around with a large number of men, more than 100 armed cadres and the proximity to the Andhra Pradesh-Orissa border has always helped them escape the radar of the security agencies,” said the official.The CRPF said that it took them more than five hours to locate the bodies of the jawans as the encounter took place in thick forested area. While 11 bodies were retrieved at the scene of encounter, 12 were found after an intense combing operation.An official said that so far they had not located the body of any killed Maoist cadre.(With inputs from Vijaita Singh)last_img read more

Pakistan Cricket Board lauds Virat Kohli on being fastest to scale Mt. 10000

first_imgAdvertisementThe Indian cricket team skipper became the fastest batsmen to reach the milestone of 10,000 in One-Day Internationals during the second ODI of the five-match series against West Indies. Virat Kohli became the 13th batsman to surpass the 10k-run mark in ODIs.Virat Kohli celebrating one of his hundreds.While praises started pouring in on social media for the Indian batting mainstay, Pakistan Cricket Board also quoted a tweet from the International Cricket Council (ICC).Congratulations!Monumental effort.👏👏👏 https://t.co/YYj0fLuUg5— PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) October 24, 2018 The 29-year-old remained unbeaten on 157 at the YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Vizag. Kohli scored a century in the first ODI as well, and was just 81 runs away from the milestone. His idol and master blaster Sachin Tendulkar completed 10,000 ODI runs in 2001. He took 259 innings to reach the landmark at the age of 27, in an ODI vs Australia in Indore. Kohli reached the mark in just 205 innings consequently breaking Sachin’s record of being the then fastest to the feat.Apart from Kohli, four other Indian cricketers viz. Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and current ODI team wicket-keeper MS Dhoni also make it to the 10k-runs in ODI club. Advertisementlast_img read more

Mahindra launches new Bolero Power+ with mHAWKD70 engine in India, Tata Motors launches mini-truck SuperAce in Vietnam and more

first_imgMahindra launches new Bolero Power+ with mHAWKD70 engine in IndiaMahindra & Mahindra Ltd., today unveiled, the New Bolero with the mHawkD70 engine.  This has been christened – The New Bolero Power+.Tata Motors launches mini-truck SuperAce in VietnamTata Motors has launched its first product, a versatile mini-truck SuperAce, in Vietnam.Government to make over-speeding alert system, airbags mandatory in all carsGovernment will soon make it mandatory to put an over speeding warning system with beeps or continuous alarms and airbags in all cars, while cameras would be also installed on roads to check errant drivers.     Suzuki launches Access 125 Special Edition; priced at Rs 55,589Suzuki Motorcycle India launched a special edition of its flagship scooter Access 125 priced up to Rs 55,589 for the drum brake (ex-showroom, New Delhi) and Rs 58,900 for the disc brake (ex-showroom, New Delhi).Chhattisgarh Tourism Board, 6th Gear Rider Club flag off Bullet ride expeditionIn a move to promote tourist spots and inspire youth towards adventure sports in Chhattisgarh, the State Tourism Minister, Dayaldas Baghel flagged off the ‘Bullet Ride Expedition’ scheduled from Raipur-Achanakmar (Tiger Reserve)-Amarkantak on September 10.last_img read more

Why Malky Mackay shouldn’t get the Scotland job and why he won’t

first_imgShare on Pinterest comment If Malky Mackay’s role in the scandal that engulfed him post-Cardiff City is commonly exaggerated, so too is his level of managerial talent. There had been decent, not stunning, success hardly far removed from a host of other coaches even before the Scot’s brief and disastrous spell in charge of Wigan Athletic.Many would have had us believe Mackay represented the fresh face of Sir Alex Ferguson before Vincent Tan’s crucial intervention. Owen Coyle, Billy Davies and George Burley achieved similar things to Mackay, if not more, before sampling some harsh reality. Mackay’s transfer dealings after Cardiff had earned a Premier League place were threatening to undermine his earlier work even before the publication of text messages. Read more Share on Facebook Kevin McKenna It is controversy which provides the asterisk beside Mackay’s name. This is the reason the Scottish Football Association had to withstand a furious backlash when hiring him as its performance director last December. Although it seems unreasonable to assert that Mackay should never work again because of previous mistakes for which he has shown deep remorse, his position as an influence and role model to youngsters remains questionable. When appointing Mackay as Scotland’s interim manager for Thursday’s friendly with Holland – a vacancy created after time was called on Gordon Strachan’s failed tenure – the Scottish FA again found itself subject to vociferous abuse.Strangely, Mackay still apparently bears a grudge. He entered a room full of newspaper reporters when announcing his squad for this, an essentially irrelevant fixture, asserting this group were in place “to suck my blood”. Tea or coffee? “Something stronger to deal with this lot,” Mackay said. “Vodka maybe.” He was, of course, trying to be funny; the conduct seemed unprofessional and ignorant.It therefore seems rich that Mackay would rather people forgive and forget transgressions, given his own attitude. Eyebrows were raised further when Eric Black, his choice of assistant, admitted he spends little or no time watching Scottish football. Around 15,000 will take in the Holland friendly.Mackay picked an easy, soft-option squad which included only two strikers, one of whom has pulled out injured. The player with the highest number of assists in the Championship was ignored, as was Matt Ritchie; Mackay curiously insisted he knew nothing of the Newcastle United player’s refusal to join the Scottish party for crucial matches against Slovakia and Slovenia.Mackay has tiptoed through the tulips in refusing to rule out permanently succeeding Strachan. That much is understandable. Had he stated an unwillingness to lead his country, the 45-year-old would have been criticised. Nonetheless, after the Holland game has passed, Mackay should be left alone to continue a hugely important background job, thereby potentially re-establishing a solid professional reputation. Barring a strange occurrence, he will be; the World Cup play-off between Northern Ireland and Switzerland is pertinent in relation to that bigger picture, with the Scottish FA known to be a keen admirer of Michael O’Neill.Apart from anything else, Scottish football’s governing body can well do without the wave of external negativity and anger that would attach itself to letting Mackay lead the side. Sourcing performance directors has proved more troublesome than managers. David Moyes’s appointment by West Ham United is not relevant in a Scotland context; he was never a legitimate target to replace Strachan.Scotland’s players have been impressed with Mackay’s intensity, information flow and approach to training. Perhaps this says much about his predecessor. Mackay and his squad have utilised the recently built national performance centre on the outskirts of Edinburgh, where facilities – including for sports science – are first class and were always intended as a base for Scotland’s teams. Strachan ignored this centre completely.But for two scenarios, Mackay would not be in this position at all. The highly rated Austin MacPhee, who is part of Northern Ireland’s coaching staff, turned down the Scottish FA’s performance role in favour of becoming assistant manager at Heart of Midlothian. Had Scotland’s under-21s not been scheduled to play qualifying ties in the coming days their head coach Scot Gemmill – another man with a lofty reputation – would have been the obvious candidate to take charge of the Holland encounter. Instead, Mackay will return to the dugout. Inevitably, a win over Holland would trigger speculation that the man capped five times should switch jobs. Yet there is no available logic, recent or otherwise, to suggest this should transpire. If not already on the Scottish FA’s payroll, Mackay would not be quoted as a serious candidate.Scottish hope should partly lie in the identity of the opposition. Holland find themselves in international crisis after their own failure to reach the World Cup, with Dick Advocaat tipped to resign as the head coach before too long. That Advocaat wanted to bid farewell in Scotland makes sense, even if Pittodrie doesn’t; the former Rangers manager will be well aware of mutual hostility between his old club’s supporters and those of Aberdeen.“This is a beautiful match with a real personal touch for me,” said Advocaat. Unlike Mackay, the 70-year-old has earned the right to determine his own future. Scotland Read more Malky Mackaycenter_img Share on WhatsApp Malky Mackay takes on Scottish FA performance director role Share on Twitter God give us a few players who can tackle a fish supper Share on LinkedIn Share on Messenger Topics Share via Email Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Talking Horses: £17,500 on offer, four horses running – pity poor Ludlow

first_imgShare on Twitter Ladbrokes pay punters after technical ‘glitch’ cancelled winning bets Lingfield Park 11.40 Maazel 12.10 Dove Divine 12.40 Great Shout 1.15 Woodside Wonder 1.50 Indian Affair 2.25 Equal Sum 2.55 Tidal Watch 3.25 Perfect Refuge Ludlow 12.20 Good Boy Bobby 12.55 Chameron 1.25 Sternrubin 2.00 Etamine Du Cochet 2.35 Spider’s Bite 3.05 Burn Baby Byrne 3.35 Jimmy The Digger  Newbury 12.30 Style De Vole 1.05 Nordic Combined 1.40 Mister Malarky (nap) 2.15 Magic Of Light (nb) 2.45 Harambe 3.15 Sir Egbert 3.45 Avorisk Et Perils Newcastle 3.20 Archive 3.55 Love Kisses 4.30 Quicksilver 5.05 Griggy 5.40 Testa Rossa 6.15 Gun Case 6.45 Duke Cosimo 7.15 Tadaany Horse racing Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn Horse racing tips Read more Support The Guardian Show Quick guide Wednesday tips Reuse this content Since you’re here… The consolation is that all four of the remaining runners go to post with a chance. The betting could scarcely be much tighter, in fact, with Chameron (12.55) heading the market at 2-1 and Equus Secretus the outsider at 7-2. The favourite fell on his latest start but had previously finished a fair second on his chasing debut at Exeter and his experience could give him the edge against his small band of opponents today. Philip Hobbs’s string is in much better form this season than last and Sternrubin (1.25) has already added two victories to the stable’s haul since October. His most recent win was over today’s track and trip and a 5lb rise in the weights looks manageable, while the other big prize on the card could be heading the way of Henry Daly’s Spider’s Bite (2.35), who made a very promising start to his chasing career at Ascot last time. Newbury’s pre-Christmas card also has plenty of interest including a Listed mares’ chase which has attracted a useful contender from Ireland in Jessica Harrington’s Magic Of Light (2.15). Mister Malarky, a winner in a good time at Plumpton in November, is another to consider at the same meeting, where Style De Vole (12.30), a 25-1 chance for the Triumph Hurdle, should also advance his claims for a run at the Festival. Was this helpful? Talking Horses Share on WhatsApp … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay. Whether we are up close or further away, the Guardian brings our readers a global perspective on the most critical issues of our lifetimes – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. We believe complex stories need context in order for us to truly understand them. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. features Share on Facebook Topics Share via Email Share on Messenger Thank you for your feedback. Newbury’s long history and high profile will mean that it is the first stop for many punters this morning, but with prize money under scrutiny following Arena Racing Company’s £3m cut to its contribution in 2019, it is only fair to point out that Ludlow’s card this afternoon is the most valuable of the day, with a guaranteed £100k up for grabs.The bulk of the cash is concentrated on three events: two handicap chases worth £26k and £25k, and a beginners’ chase with £17,500 on offer, and in the case of the latter contest, the track could be forgiven for wondering why they bother. Five runners were declared overnight and the field is now down to four after the outsider Scartare was scratched this morning, so there will be no each-way betting and, in all likelihood, nothing like the spectacle that fans might expect with that much money at stake. Hide Sportlast_img read more

Air India privatisation in shortest possible time

first_imgNew Delhi Union Minister for Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri said on Thursday that the government is determined to privatise flag carrier Air India in the shortest possible time. Puri said the first meeting of the alternative mechanism or the Group of Ministers set up for Air India divestment headed by Home Minister Amit Shah will be held soon. The minister said that the divestment process will pick up pace subsequent to the first meeting. Puri said the government is determined to get the best possible deal in a time-bound manner. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalIn June, the Central government had decided to restart the divestment process of the national passenger carrier and its five subsidiaries. At that time, the Ministry of Civil Aviation had said that continued support from the government had resulted in improved financial and operational performance of the airline. Last year, the government had decided to implement a revival plan for the airline, comprising a comprehensive financial package and sale of non-core real estate assets. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostThe plan comprised several major elements such as a comprehensive financial package, including transfer of non-core debt and assets to a special purpose vehicle (SPV) and strategic disinvestment of subsidiaries. Since the implementation, the airline’s financial and operational performance has improved. The plan was initiated after the government had offered to sell 76 per cent stake in Air India. However, the state-owned carrier failed to attract any bidder.last_img read more

Fort St John and District Kennel Clubs Dog Show takes place this

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John and District Kennel Club is hosting their annual Dog Show this weekend May 18 to the 20 at the District of Taylor Ice Centre.Each year, the annual event is held on the Victoria Day Long Weekend and features six All Breed Championship shows, showcasing 175 dogs from all over Canada.The first round of judging takes place at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, for Hounds, with the last round of judging taking place at 2:55 p.m. on Monday, May 20, for Non-Sporting Dogs. This year’s confirmed judges include Honey Glendinning (BC); Michelle Scott (ON); Carmen Haller (BC); Grant Townsend (BC); Terry Gains (BC); Jocelyn Gagne (ON).Along with a ribbon competition, cash prizes are also available, with a chance to earn points under the Canadian Kennel Club’s Championship Show Program.The Dog Show judging schedule can be found here.The Fort St. John and District Kennel Club’s Annual Dog Show is taking place this Victoria Day Long Weekend, May 18 to 20, at the District Ice Centre.For more information, you can visit Dogshow.ca.last_img read more

Dinesh claims most missing sought asylum overseas

Joint opposition member and Mahajana Eksath Peramuna leader Dinesh Gunawardena told Parliament today that most people reported “missing” sought asylum overseas.He claimed that of 7000 Tamils reported missing during the war some had sought political asylum in Canada, Europe and India. He also questioned the right the Tamil National Alliance had to speak on human rights when they remained silent at the time the LTTE abducted and killed Tamils. (Colombo Gazette) Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian M.A. Sumanthiran then accused Gunawardena of insulting those killed during the war by saying they are living overseas. Gunawardena however stood by his comments and accused the Tamil National Alliance of working with a UN panel to create false numbers of those missing and killed during the war. read more

Corporate operating profits down 08 in Q2 at 722B Statistics Canada

Corporate operating profits down 0.8% in Q2 at $72.2B: Statistics Canada OTTAWA – Statistics Canada says corporations earned $72.2 billion in operating profits in the second quarter, down 0.8 per cent from the previous quarter.The agency says the decline followed a 2.8 per cent decrease in the first quarter.In the non-financial sector, operating profits fell 3.9 per cent to $51.1 billion, following a 0.5 per cent decrease the previous quarter.Manufacturing industries led the decline with a 16.6 per cent drop to $9.9 billion.In the financial sector, operating profits increased by 7.6 per cent to $21.1 billion in the second quarter, following an 8.5 per cent decline in the first quarter.Most of the second-quarter gain came from life, health and medical insurance carriers. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Aug 27, 2013 8:42 am MDT read more

Visual Art scholar shares Turkish traditions with Brock community

For Turkish artist Canan Demir, repurposing scrap materials does more than just help the environment — it also allows memories and traditions to live on through items otherwise destined for the trash.Demir, an assistant professor at the Abant ?zzet Baysal University in Bolu, Turkey, came to St. Catharines as part of Brock’s Visiting International Scholar (VIS) program last August. She’s spent the last year at the Marilyn I Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts (MIWSFPA) studying different recycling systems in Canadian universities and exploring the use of scrap materials in sculpture.To celebrate Demir’s work, the community is invited to a closing reception in the MIWSFPA lobby on Monday, July 23. The event runs from 3:30 to 6 p.m. All are welcome to attend, and guests are encouraged to bring their families to meet the visiting artist and explore her current installation.Brock Visiting International Scholar Canan Demir uses found and scrap materials to create art as part of her research at the Marilyn I Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts.“We are excited to celebrate our outgoing visiting scholar with a fun, family-friendly reception,” said Elizabeth Vlossak, the new Director of the MIWSFPA. “Welcoming international colleagues to work alongside our faculty and students encourages diversity and interconnectivity on campus, and I am pleased to celebrate that as one of my first official activities as Director.”  Demir and her husband Serkan (also of Abant ?zzet Baysal University) have been working under the supervision of Brock Visual Arts Department Chair Donna Szoke during their time in St. Catharines. They travelled to Canada with their eight-year-old daughter, Simay Nerrs.“Canan’s research was a great fit for Brock, as our Visual Arts sculpture class, led by Professor Donna Akrey, uses recycled materials extensively,” explained Szoke. In the recent Gleaners exhibition, for example, sculpture students created new works of art from found and recycled materials. The exhibition is currently showing at the MIWSFPA Visual Art Gallery during regular gallery hours until Saturday, July 21.Demir prides herself on never using new materials in her work. For her current installation, Intervention, Demir sourced scrap yarn which she transformed into woven flowers using traditional handcraft techniques of embroidery and sewing. The artist was inspired by the idea that all objects have memories attached to them and repurposing those objects brings them new life and tells a new story.“Six months ago, I lost my mother, and this was a milestone for me,” she explained.  “We opened her old dowry box and I saw all of her handcrafts and I wanted to make installations like that. I used old materials and old traditional techniques. They had an old memory and I gave them new memories and a new place.”Leigh-Ellen Keating, Director, Brock International, said the Visiting Scholar program encourages top scholars from around the globe to spend time on the Brock campus researching, hosting guest lectures and working with the Brock community. “Their presence enriches our scholarly community, brings a diversity of thought and expertise and strengthens our partnerships with international educational institutions,” she added.Demir said the move to St. Catharines was difficult at first, but her family now cherishes the experience and looks forward to how it will influence their personal and professional lives back home in Turkey.“I hope to come back one day because my daughter and I really love this country,” said Demir. “This is a different country with different people, memories and traditions, so they feed my process, my research and my art. It was a good experience for me.”Demir’s Intervention will be on display on the front lawn at MIWSFPA until after the closing reception. She will also have a final installation, Circular Text, on display at the Niagara Artists Centre from July 26 to Aug 3. read more

Wimmers could return as soon as this weekend

“He’s progressing day to day and getting better,” pitching coach Eric Parker said. “We’ll keep evaluating, especially in the middle of the week, and see where he’s at.”To this point, Wimmers — a Pitcher of the Year quarterfinalist — has only been lifting, rehabbing and throwing on flat ground. Tuesday marked his first bullpen session since the injury.Wimmers himself hopes he will be ready to return to game action as soon as this weekend.“I’m trying to get back for this weekend,” Wimmers said, “trying to get back for Saturday or Sunday.”The Buckeyes head to Iowa City, Iowa, Thursday to take on the Hawkeyes in a critical three-game series. However, the coaching staff isn’t as optimistic as Wimmers that he’ll be ready to go this weekend.To ask him to pitch this weekend “would be a lot to ask of anyone,” Parker said.Coach Bob Todd went even further, saying that he won’t know if Wimmers will travel with the team until they leave on Thursday.“He’s obviously got a bright future and we’re not going to do anything to jeopardize that,” Todd said.Wimmers acknowledged that he needs to recover fully before he can take the mound for the Buckeyes and that the coaching staff will ensure that.“I don’t think anybody would let me go out there if I was just 90 percent. I have to be 110 percent in order to go back out there,” Wimmers said.So far this season, Wimmers has been dominant, posting a 9-0 record with a 1.61 ERA.With just six conference games remaining, the Buckeyes could use their ace as they are just one game out of first place in the standings. Wimmers is all too aware of the team’s situation.“It’s killing me,” Wimmers said about not being able to pitch. “With the conference as close as it is, you just want to be out there helping your team as much as possible.” Ohio State pitcher Alex Wimmers threw off a mound Tuesday for the first time in nearly three weeks. The Buckeye ace has been sidelined since pulling his left hamstring during a pregame stretch at Michigan April 30. read more

Mens Volleyball No 11 Ohio State hopes to regain momentum against George

Ohio State junior setter Sanil Thomas (3) sets the ball to redshirt junior middle blocker Blake Leeson (11) during the Buckeyes’ 3-1 win against Loyola on March 29. Credit: Ris Twigg | Former Assistant Photo EditorThe No. 11 Ohio State men’s volleyball team hopes to end its two-match skid this weekend when it takes on George Mason (3-1) and Erskine (0-4) at St. John Arena.The Buckeyes return to Columbus following tough road losses against then-No. 5 BYU and then-No.11 Stanford.Ohio State played close matches, with each of those seven sets won by five points or fewer.Head coach Pete Hanson said that looking at these matches as only losses is missing the point.“Yeah, two losses, but two losses in January against two teams that are legitimately top 10 teams are not anything to panic about,” Hanson said. “We played them close, we played in hostile environments and we’ve got young guys.”Redshirt senior middle blocker Blake Leeson is still adapting to his leadership role among the young middle blockers, this being the first year he’s the oldest in the position.“I feel more responsibility in terms of making sure all the guys are on the same page and living out the set of expectations that the guys before me did,” Leeson said. “I try to provide that support, letting them know it’s a long season and one or two games isn’t going to dictate this whole season.”On Friday, the Buckeyes will face a George Mason team coming off a four-set loss to No. 3 UC Irvine.The Patriots are led by junior opposite hitter Hayden Wagner, who leads the team with 63 kills and 4.50 kills per set. Wagner brings the distinction of Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Offensive Player of the Week into the matchup against the Buckeyes.On Saturday, the Buckeyes will take on Erskine, who’s still searching for its first win this season through four matches.If Ohio State wants to get back in the win column this weekend, they’ll have to do so with a different starting lineup.Junior outside hitter Reese Devilbiss is expected to sit out this weekend due to a concussion sustained during practice this week. He will be replaced in the starting lineup by sophomore outside hitter Kyle Skinner.Skinner, who replaced Devilbiss in the third set of the match against Stanford, said he’s ready to step up whenever his team needs him.“Whenever I get in, it’s an opportunity for me to perform and show the coaches what I can do,” Skinner said. “Being on the court a lot more this weekend will give me a chance to show not only that I can come in and make a difference, but that I can stay in the game and make a difference throughout the entire match.”Ohio State takes on George Mason at 7 p.m. on Friday and Erskine at 7 p.m. on Saturday. read more

Montabert Evolution breakers redesigned for extended service life and lower costs

first_imgThe Montabert V1800 and V2500 Evolution hydraulic breakers feature an automatic two-speed variation system – adjusting their impact energy and striking rate to deliver high energy per blow on hard ground and high frequency on soft ground – providing smaller miners and industrial minerals producers with “unmatched productivity when processing homogeneous materials.”The heavy-range hydraulic breakers have recently been redesigned to extend service life and reduce operating costs.The V1800 and V2500 feature a new heavy-duty housing that reflects the design of larger two-speed models, as well as the design of fully variable Montabert hydraulic breaker models. In addition, the hydraulic breakers’ fully enclosed heavy-duty cradles minimise ambient noise on the jobsite and protect working parts from dust and debris. The new V1800 and V2500 feature two steel bushings. Operators can easily replace the lower bushing in the field without dismounting the breaker from the carrier. The two models also feature a modified lower suspension that extends the service life of the suspension system by reducing the wear on working parts.An optional soft-start feature is now available on the Montabert V1800 and V2500 hydraulic breakers. Equipped with the soft-start feature – installed before or after purchase – the hydraulic breaker delivers high frequency and low energy at the onset of operation. After a few seconds, the breaker resumes normal operation, delivering higher energy at a lower frequency “Ideal for activities such as rock splitting and oversize breaking, the soft-start feature minimises blank firing effects by creating a niche in the material for better positioning and energy transfer – preserving the breaker’s tool retainers and front guide. Further, the operator can manually adjust the hydraulic breaker into high frequency and low energy mode when working on soft ground.Standard features of the V1800 and V2500 include a blank-fire protection system that reduces harmful metal-to-metal contact and an energy recovery system that recycles recoil energy from the piston to increase strike power. In addition, the hydraulic breakers’ upper and lower suspension extends the excavator’s work-group life by absorbing harmful vibrations, while an automatic cradle or excavator-mounted grease station delivers continuous grease flow – reducing bushing and tool wear. An optional air pressurisation kit is available for underwater applications.Working tools available for the V1800 and V2500 include a general purpose moil, a blunt tool and a chisel.last_img read more

RIM pays up for Nokia patent license lawsuits dropped

first_imgRIM has agreed to re-license patents from Nokia, putting an end to several lawsuits between the two companies. Nokia had sued both RIM and HTC in Germany back in May, and then struck RIM on its home turf in Canada just last month. There was also a breach of contract suit filed by Nokia in the US, UK, and Canada. RIM has finally decided to pay up, but details of the new agreement are not being made public. It’s estimated by some that RIM will pay Nokia anywhere from $2 to $5 per phone going forward.Nokia took to its blog to announce the deal, and the company wasn’t shy about underscoring one particular aspect of the agreement. While money is changing hands, it’s a one-way street: “The financial structure of the agreement includes a one-time payment and on-going payments, all from RIM to Nokia.”As bad as that might sound, it’s probably a better situation for RIM to be in than to be tied up in litigation with Nokia for months on end. Even if RIM did decide to ride out the legal process, there’s still a good chance it would have had to pay up anyway. One hit to its bank account is better than two.With the patent dispute nastiness now in the rearview mirror, CEO Thorsten Heins and RIM can focus on building up buzz for the impending launch of BlackBerry 10 and its first two handsets running the QNX-based OS. They’ve been tentatively titled the X10 (QWERTY) and Z10 (touch only), and they’re set to be revealed in just a few more weeks. RIM’s big launch is set for January 30.last_img read more

Ceta has a corporate driven agenda What Ireland could learn from the

first_img‘Ceta has a corporate driven agenda’: What Ireland could learn from the tiny region of Wallonia “The Irish government is the chief cheerleader for this trade agenda,” writes Matt Carthy, who firmly believes it is doing Irish people a disservice. Oct 29th 2016, 6:00 PM 216 Views http://jrnl.ie/3051574 Share698 Tweet Email2 85 Comments Matt Carthy center_img Saturday 29 Oct 2016, 6:00 PM THE RECENT MACHINATIONS of CETA negotiations have seen more twists and turns than a Lee Child novel.Maybe not as exciting. But certainly more important.Seán Kelly described them as a ‘hullabaloo’.That is a condescending and yet enlightening revelation of the attitude of CETA supporters.The CETA (Comprehensive Economic & Trade Agreement) deal with Canada is an important element of a European Commission trade agenda that has led to fierce opposition across the EU.The best known element of this agenda is the TTIP deal, still being negotiated with the United States of America.CETA, TTIP’s little brother, is nevertheless an important part of the commission’s trade programme.The plan was to get CETA ratified as speedily as possible, with as little public debate as possible, so that TTIP could then be more easily sold to the European people.The idea was that Europeans like Canadians, like free trade, so then surely they won’t pay much head to a free trade deal with Canada.The difficulties, from the commission’s point of view, was that a coalition of the most unlikely bedfellows (comprising of farmers, trade unions, environmentalists, small and medium business organisations, progressive political parties, even celebrity chefs) have been explaining to people across Europe that CETA and TTIP aren’t free trade deals in the traditional sense.They are not harmless concepts. Demonstrators protest against international trade agreements TTIP and CETA in front of EU headquarters in Brussels this week Source: AP/Press Association ImagesAt the heart of this trade agenda is an Investment Court process, basically a mechanism for large multi-national corporations to sue governments for enacting legislation that impacts on their profits.The Investment Court cannot be used by citizens or domestic companies and it is rightly viewed as an undemocratic vehicle for wealthy vested interests to undermine the ability of lawmakers to regulate for the welfare of citizens, communities and the environment.Legal advice that I commissioned suggests that such a court would conflict with the Irish constitution.Proponents hoped that by ratifying a CETA deal that included provision for an Investment Court would make it more difficult for people to oppose a TTIP deal with the same provisions.Under huge pressure from civic society the commission eventually agreed that CETA would be considered a mixed agreement meaning that it would have to be voted on in every national parliament.But, and this is a big but, they then said that they would also have it ‘provisionally applied’ whereby they would start to implement the deal (or at least most elements of it, not including the Investment court) before parliaments actually voted on it.Confused yet?  And EU leaders still wonder why we think there is a democratic deficit.So, in order to provisionally ratify CETA, each government just had to agree, behind closed doors, to give the green light.It was this first step that led to the recent deliberations.Because different governments have different ways of deciding how they position themselves at EU council level on these matters.For example, the Irish government just does what the commission asks of them without any recourse to the Dáil or, as in this instance, in direct contravention to the stated position of the Seanad.Belgium, on the other hand, has a different system. It permits regional parliaments to block a Minister from signing up to things that they feel are bad for their regions.In the case of CETA three regions, particularly Wallonia, said no.That was their right within the rules as set by the European treaties.As a small country that could easily find ourselves isolated on a matter of political importance in the future, our government should have defended and respected the Belgian political process, just as we would want others to respect ours.Read: ‘Hullabaloo over EU’s best trade deal in history makes no sense’, says Irish MEPInstead, our government representatives dismissed their position as a ‘hullaballoo’ and watched as European leaders mounted severe pressure on Belgian and Wallonian representatives.Their attitude and their behaviour in the past week in symbolic of everything that is wrong with the EU trade agenda.It is founded on secrecy and a belief that the democratic process is an inconvenience to be avoided when possible.It is a corporate driven agenda. There’s nothing wrong in making decisions that are good for business so long as it’s actually as good for small and medium domestic companies, as much as it is for large multi-national corporations.CETA and TTIP firmly skew the balance towards the latter. Source: Niall CarsonThe Irish government is the chief cheerleader for this trade agenda. But, they refuse to engage in real debate.Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor has consistently refused to meet me – and others with similar concerns – to discuss these issues, nor would her predecessor Richard Bruton.The majority of Irish MEPs are opposed to these deals.The government ignored the Seanad resolution which called on them not to sign CETA.They have never brought it to the Dáil floor for a proper discussion.There has been no real analysis carried out regarding the potential impact CETA could have on the Irish economy.For one example, CETA will see an additional 50,000 tonnes of Canadian beef entering the European market.It is impossible to imagine that this won’t impact Irish beef farmers and the prices they get for their produce.But how large will the impact be? The government has never bothered to find out.Fine Gael’s European Parliament group, the EPP and Fianna Fáil’s ALDE has even come together to block European Parliament committees from preparing reports or opinions on the CETA impacts for their respective committees.The solution to the current impasse, according to Fianna Fáil’s ALDE partners, is actually to remove any say for national parliaments on trade agreements at all.By adopting such positions they are doing Ireland and the wider European Union a huge disservice.A recent study by Tufts University, using the UN economic model, has shown that CETA will lead to a reduction of the labour income share, wage compression, job losses and net losses in GDP.It has also shown that the economic model used by the EU, which assumes full employment and no negative impact on income distribution, ignores all the major risks of deeper liberalisation.CETA will undermine European protections for workers and the environment.Millions of people believe that CETA, just like TTIP, will be damaging and dangerous to jobs, farming, consumer rights and democracy across the EU.By ignoring their concerns, by dismissing and ridiculing their arguments, by describing the democratic process of a country as a ‘hullabaloo’ they are, in fact, simply compounding the disconnect of citizens from the political system and from the EU.The more people have learned about the EU’s trade agenda, the more likely it is that they will be opposed to it.That is why there has been so much secrecy and so many attempts to avoid debate.  It’s not good enough.We are at a turning point in the evolution of the EU.Leaders must decide whether they will communicate and dialogue with citizens, regions, even nations in a framework based on equality and respect.They must decide whether they will adopt a new, progressive, ethical and citizen-centred trade policy.Their actions over the past week suggest that’s not where they’re heading.Whatever they decide they should know that the battle against CETA, TTIP and the wider EU trade agenda is not over.In many ways, it’s just beginning.More: ‘Hullabaloo over EU’s best trade deal in history makes no sense’, says Irish MEP By Matt Carthy Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

BalorJoe for NXT Title on todays live NXT TakeOver London

first_img WWE Superstar Finn Balor appears to get married, Posts photo to Instagram Google+ The following is the full card for today’s NXT TakeOver: London live special airing on the WWE Network from London, England:NXT Title: Finn Balor (c) vs. Samoa JoeNXT Women’s Title: Bayley (c) vs. Nia Jax w/Eva MarieNXT Tag Team Titles: The Mechanics (Dash & Dawson) (c’s) vs. The Jersey Boys (Enzo Amore & Big Cass) w/CarmellaApollo Crews vs. Baron CorbinAsuka vs. Emma w/Dana BrookeWrestleview.com will have live coverage of TakeOver: London beginning at 3PM ET. Pinterest Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Twitter Dave Bautista will be a character in new video game, Finn Balor reveals new look WWE Superstar Finn Balor confirms marriage to FOX Sports Reporter Veronica Rodriguez last_img read more

Student receives calling from the graveyard

first_imgWhat: Project YOUTH Old City Cemetery cleanup.When: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturdays, Jan. 19, Feb. 2 and Feb. 16.Where: Old City Cemetery, at Mill Plain and Grand boulevards, Vancouver.Information: 360-440-8638.One Heritage High School junior takes her city’s heritage to heart.Zoe Hall, 17, recently “adopted” Vancouver’s Old City Cemetery in the Central Park neighborhood after her father read an Aug. 15 article in The Columbian that neglect had enabled dandelions and weeds to outshine the headstones of the city’s founders buried there.“We talked about what we could do about it,” Hall said.They came up with the concept of Project You Offering Unpaid Time in Honor, Project YOUTH for short. Under the plan, Hall would organize Saturday work groups of young people to regularly clean up and maintain the cemetery.“It would be an honorable thing to do this for any cemetery, but the fact that this is a pioneer cemetery — our founders are buried there — it’s even more honorable,” Hall said.Hall had been on the hunt for a volunteer project to round out her college-admissions résumé for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. When she heard about the overgrown cemetery from her dad, John Hall, she said she found her calling.Meanwhile, the city of Vancouver had been pining for volunteers to help give some TLC to the historical cemetery, founded in 1867, said Hailey Heath, city volunteer coordinator.last_img read more

DGCA grounds 12 pilots over flights skidding off runway

first_imgNEW DELHI: Aviation regulator DGCA has grounded 12 pilots and served show-cause notices on them after the six recent cases of aircraft veering off runway or taxiway, a senior official said on Thursday. SpiceJet, Air India Express and GoAir have been involved in three, two and one such incidents, respectively, in the past few days, prompting the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to take action against the 12 pilots. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us The action comes even as the main runway at Mumbai airport remained shut after a SpiceJet plane from Jaipur veered off it while landing amidst heavy rains on Monday night and got stuck in the adjacent grass area. On June 30, another SpiceJet plane from Bhopal veered off the runway at Surat airport due to heavy rainfall and wind. A SpiceJet spokesperson told PTI that the “pilots involved in both incidents – which happened in Mumbai and Surat – have been suspended as per the directions of the DGCA”. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us On July 2, another SpiceJet plane veered off its path on the runway while landing at Kolkata airport, damaging four lights. On the same day, an Air India Express flight coming from Dammam had a tail strike while landing at Calicut airport. Another Air India Express flight veered off the taxiway after landing and got stuck in soft ground at the Mangalore airport on June 30. On the same day, a GoAir flight coming from Bengaluru had a tail strike while landing at Ranchi airport. The reaction of Air India Express and GoAir to the DGCA action is awaited.last_img read more

Satkhira BNP president arrested

first_imgSatkhira district unit of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) president Rahmatullah Palash. Photo: UNBPolice arrested president of Satkhira district unit of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Rahmatullah Palash early Saturday on charge of arson attack.Acting on tip off, a team of police raided the Katia residence of Palash in the district town and arrested him, said Satkhira sadar police station officer-in-charge Maruf Ahmed.He said Polash was wanted in a number of cases, including arson attack on vehicles, filed with different police stations, reports UNB.last_img