BLUES TOP MARAUDERS IN FIVE-SET THRILLER

first_img Full Schedule Roster The No. 4 University of Toronto Varsity Blues women’s volleyball team defeated the McMaster Marauders 3-2 (25-16, 20-25, 20-25, 25-20, 15-13) on Saturday night (Nov. 16) in Hamilton, Ont.With the win, the Blues improve to 5-1 and remain in second place in the OUA East division.TORONTO STATS: Fifth-year right side hitter Alina Dormann led all players with 19 points off of a game-high 12 kills, four aces and three blocks, while also adding eight digs on the night.Veteran middles Jenna Woock and Anna Licht each recorded 14 points. Woock notched 11 kills and three aces, while Licht had seven kills, a career-high six aces and one block. Veteran left side hitter Brianna Patrick added seven points and 11 digs.Sophomore setter Hayley Goodwin tallied 21 assists and five digs, while rookie setter Lidya Canturk had 14 assists and six digs in the win.UP NEXT: The Blues are back in action tomorrow (Nov. 17) as they travel to St. Catharines, Ont., to take on the Brock Badgers. Opening serve is set for 2 p.m.For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics.  Print Friendly Version Matchup History Preview Next Match: at Brock University 11/17/2019 | 2:00 p.m.last_img read more

City Council sticking to liquor licensing policies

first_imgThe company was applauded for bringing forward the request, as in the past operators of arenas have turned a blind eye to drinking in dressing rooms, but as City Manager Dianne Hunter pointed out, municipalities are no longer finding it an acceptable practice. “It’s been a huge issue, not just in Fort St. John,” she says. “It is changing, so this has been a process that we’ve been working really hard with the user groups on. There is a lot of uptake now that drinking in the change room is just not acceptable.” Hunter cites difficulties in getting people out of the building by closing time, and possible damage to facilities as just some of the reasons against allowing drinking in dressing rooms. The event also takes place during the day, when there will be families using the facilities, and students in class at the Energetic Learning Campus. Two similar requests for allowing liquor in dressing rooms have been denied by council before, for similar reasons.- Advertisement – Council has recently updated its alcohol policy, which has a “Zero Tolerance” approach for alcoholic beverages in City facilities, and allows for Beer Gardens or Special Occasion Licences on a case-by-case basis. Hockey teams have agreed to place sanctions on or suspend teammates and coaches caught disobeying the no-liquor rules. Councillor Byron Stewart, who initially supported allowing the licence, says this may be an opportunity to create new policy.”I do see this as an opportunity for a policy to be created, with very strict guidelines,” he says. “If a policy is going to be drawn up at any point in time, I do think this is a good group to work with and a good opportunity to build something that would protect the city and also allow the opportunity in the future for a person to have a couple beers after playing a hockey game.”Advertisement Although DGS Astro is a company respected by City Council, the worry was also that this would open, as Acting Mayor Dan Davies put it, Pandora’s Box of liquor requests. “A licence isn’t going to make any difference in a person’s behaviour after they’ve consumed alcohol,” Hunter argues. “This is really going to be a challenge for the message we’ve given out to other user groups.” Even if council was to approve the licence, it would still be subject to approval by both RCMP and the B.C. Liquor Control and Licensing Branch. Although their request was turned down, participants in next year’s Colas Cup won’t have to go far to enjoy a beverage after their workout, as their celebration will be held at the Curling Club next door.last_img read more

WOW AGAIN! STUNNING ‘JUNK COUTURE DRESSES’ FROM POBALSCOIL GHAOTH DOBHAIR

first_imgAn exciting adventure awaits twelve creative students from Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair this Sunday as they make their way to the semi-finals of ERP-Junk Koutute 2012.Over the last three months these students have worked tirelessly on designing and making high couture fashion made 100% percent from recycled materials, and the results are astonishing, four fantastic outfits which show an abundance of creativity and flare.The four dresses will be showcased in the Northern Regional Finals this Sunday in the Europa hotel in Belfast. 10% of the points to progress to the next round are generated through online voting so the students at Pobalscoil Ghaoth dobhair are urging you to VOTE VOTE VOTE!! for them on www.junkcouture.com. TOP PIC: La Cygne Noir – Roise Ní Choiléain, Brianna Traynor and Emily Ní Fhríl.Above: Electrical Twist- Fiona Ní Ghallachóir, Aoifa Ní hEarcáin and Sarah Ní Mhaonaigh. Above: Reflection – Sorcha Ní Dhubhcháin, Jennie Nic Giolla Chearra and Aoife Nic Gairbheith.Above: Poka Dot Princess- Aoife Jackson, Lusai Ní Ruisséal and Niamh Ní Shearcaigh.WOW AGAIN! STUNNING ‘JUNK COUTURE DRESSES’ FROM POBALSCOIL GHAOTH DOBHAIR was last modified: March 7th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:WOW AGAIN! STUNNING ‘JUNK COUTURE DRESSES’ FROM POBALSCOIL GHAOTH DOBHAIRlast_img read more

Whittier College approves Campus Inn expansion

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Plans are moving forward for a $16.5 million renovation and expansion of Whittier College’s nearly 50-year-old Campus Inn, turning the aging cafeteria into a social focal point where students “can be and be seen,” officials said Wednesday. Preliminary plans approved recently by the college’s Board of Trustees would add approximately 20,000 square feet to the existing 37,000-square-foot facility, which now has a dining area, a bookstore, a cafe, student life and student government offices and a student lounge. After the modernization, the new campus center would have additional rooms for entertaining, a copying center, and a small amphitheater. Construction could begin this summer, officials said. “The campus center is going to be a place where students can be and be seen and find connections with not only their peers but the faculty and staff,” said Barny Peake, director of student activities. A member of the college’s building committee, Peake wrote the initial feasibility study for the center’s renovation. The Campus Inn is on the northeast corner of Painter Avenue and Earlham Drive. Once the project is completed, he said, the new campus center will serve as a cornerstone on the college’s south end, in the same way the Shannon Center anchors the north side of the campus. “We’re really excited about this,” said Jan Legoza, vice president for finance and administration. “This will be a place for students, faculty and staff to meet and come together, to socialize and eat.” Nationally, more and more colleges and universities are updating their on-campus dining facilities, turning them into campus social centers, Peake said. “This is something we feel the students recognized and wanted, and I don’t feel right now that we have a place on campus that has all of these things,” he said. “We can’t wait.” tracy.garcia@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051last_img read more

Champions League top scorer: Who has most goals this term? What has most assists?

first_img 2 Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Liverpool set for Champions League boost as Takumi Minamino will be available Atletico handed huge boost for Liverpool tie with Diego Costa returning from injury Getty – Contributor Danny Mills questions why Jurgen Klopp was named FIFA Men’s Coach of the YearTop ScorersSerge Gnabry, Bayern Munch – 4 GoalsErling Braut Haaland, Red Bull Salzburg – 4 GoalsMislav Orsic, Dinamo Zagreb – 3 GoalsRobert Lewandowski, Bayern Munich – 3 GoalsAssistsRoberto Firmino, Liverpool – 3 AssistsTakumi Minamino, Red Bull Salzburg – 3 AssistsHee-Chan Hwang, Red Bull Salzburg – 3 AssistsTop Scoring TeamsBayern Munich – 10 GoalsRed Bull Salzburg – 9 GoalsAjax – 6 Goals on target Getty Images – Getty Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 16.88%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen ready? Bayern Munich star Serge Gnabry center_img Aiming high Matchday Two of this season’s Champions League is now complete with the group stages of Europe’s elite competition starting to take shape.Likes of Manchester City and Bayern Munich have impressed so far this term while Tottenham, Real Madrid and Inter Milan are struggling. BOOST LATEST CHAMPIONS LEAGUE NEWS 2 Ancelotti tells fans he has Champions League dream for Everton Serge Gnabry’s four-goal haul against Tottenham has seen him join Salzburg star Erling Braut Haaland as the competition top scorer.But a host of top names are waiting in the wings to take top spot in the scoring charts as the tournament rumbles on.Here are the key stats in the 2019/20 Champions League. Bayern claimed an incredible 7-2 win at Spurs in the second round of group games while Liverpool held off a shock comeback from Red Bull Salzburg to win 4-3.The third round of group games will be coming up later this month and several ties could prove pivotal to deciding who will make it to the knockout phase.And while progressing out of the groups will be the main focus, several players across Europe may well be keeping an eye on this season’s personal gongs. Red Bull Salzburg star Erling Braut Haalandlast_img read more

SA processes 5 000 land claims in one month

first_img31 July 2014 The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform has processed close to 5 000 new applications since President Jacob Zuma signed a law re-opening South Africa’s land claims lodgement process. Zuma signed the Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Act of 2014 at the end of last month, allowing people who were removed from their land under apartheid rule, but who missed an earlier deadline for lodging claims for compensation, to do within the next five years. It is estimated that at least 3.5-million South Africans were forcibly removed from their land as a result of the Native Land Act of 1913, which effectively reserved 87 percent of land in the country for the white minority. To date, an estimated 1.7-million people have benefitted from the country’s restitution programme. Briefing members of Parliament’s portfolio committee on rural development and land reform at the department’s regional office in Mowbray, Cape Town on Wednesday, Chief Land Claims Commissioner Nomfundo Gobodo said the process had gone smoothly since re-opening. “As at 25 July 2014, the claims captured over the past four weeks increased to 4 917. The electronic lodgement system has been stable and all 14 lodgement sites are fully operational.” Gobodo said it was difficult to anticipate how many claimants would lodge new claims going forward, but that her office had the capacity to facilitate all claims. Most new claims are expected to come from individuals and communities who were left out of the previous claims round – between 1994 and 1998 – but have since become aware of their rights. Claims that could not be finalised during the pre-1998 round would be prioritised, Gobodo said. The department will deploy mobile offices to rural areas to help people who might not be able to afford transport to prepare their claims. The offices will ensure that claimants have everything they need to lodge a valid claim – including information on the people on whose behalf they may be claiming – to insure their claims are not disqualified for technical reasons. Phumzile Ngwenya-Mabila, the chairperson of the portfolio committee, said the MPs’ had decided to visit the Mowbray centre in order assess the lodgement process and the progress made since the second phase was opened. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

Apple Watch Reviews—The TL;DR Edition

first_imgdavid nield 4 Ways Big Data & VR Are Changing Professi… You won’t be able to get an Apple Watch yourself for another couple of weeks, but the early reviews—from publications ranging from the New York Times to CNET and the Verge—are in.The bottom line? Apple’s much-hyped wearable is stylish and has lots of promise, but also falls short on several fronts. In particular, the watch has a limited battery life and, uncharacteristically for Apple, issues with responsiveness and user friendliness.See also: The Apple Watch Looks Great—But It’s Going To Disappoint A Lot Of UsersWe’ve distilled some of the highlights from four major reviews by Nilay Patel at The Verge, David Pogue at Yahoo Tech, Scott Stein at CNET and Farhad Manjoo at the New York Times—some 18,000 words in total by our count. You can thank us later.Build QualityThere seems to be little doubt that Apple has put together another stylish, well-crafted, beautiful bit of gadgetry. Stein calls it “beautifully constructed”;  Patel describes it as “a masterpiece of engineering.” Everyone has good things to say about the build quality.It also sounds like a watch that’s compact enough to look unobtrusive on the wrist. At 2.9 ounces (with a leather band), it’s heavier than the Moto 360 but not as hefty as some of the heavy duty luxury men’s watches on the market. In terms of looks, Apple has apparently succeeded.Responsiveness And InterfaceSeveral reviewers are reporting a lag in the responsiveness of the Apple Watch, particularly whenever a GPS signal from the iPhone is involved. This is the sort of software bug that later updates will presumably fix (as Apple is apparently promising), but it’s still inauspicious out of the gate.Unlike most other smartwatches, the Apple Watch screen isn’t on constantly. And in an effort to eke out as much battery life as possible, the first generation Apple Watch appears to be a little underpowered. Its screen takes a split-second to activate, while regular apps also take their time to display information.By and large, reviewers reported a steep learning curve for the watch’s interface—so steep that the phrase “steep learning curve” earns a place in the headline of Manjoo’s NYT piece. It’s not always easy to work out what to do next, or how to get notifications back, and so on.Apps And AlertsThe apps on the Apple Watch (and there are a lot more on the way, of course) proved something of a mixed bag. The fitness apps got high marks across the board, but more than one reviewer questioned the usefulness of having regular apps—like Twitter—beeping away on your wrist.“The Twitter Glance is set to display top trends, but by the time it loads I could have pulled out my phone,” Patel writes. The watch faces, meanwhile, come in for high praise (they’re “stunning,” in Pogue’s words). Reviews were much more mixed regarding the watch’s emoji and heartbeat messaging options Apple has talked up over the past several months. But the watch’s specially developed “taptic feedback” engine—which buzzes your wrist in different patterns for various notifications—won praise as a useful way of getting alerts and distinguishing between notifications without having to look at a screen.Battery LifeBattery life proved to be one of the biggest problems for most reviewers. As we expected, the Apple Watch just about makes it through a day’s worth of use, but that’s it—you’ll be searching for your charger by the early or late evening.David Pogue was alone in finding his Apple Watch lasted until the second day of use—though even in that scenario you’re still going to want to charge it every night. TL;DR verdict for the TL;DR summary: The Apple Watch is unquestionably a nice device, but it hasn’t answered the question of why you need it. And if you decide you do, you might consider waiting for the second generation device.Photo courtesy of Apple Related Posts The Key to Mass Adoption of Wearablescenter_img How Wearables Will Take Health Monitoring to th… You Think Your Employees WANT to Wear That Devi… Tags:#Apple#Apple Watch#smartwatches#wearables last_img read more

Risks of New Army Biodefense Lab Downplayed, Says Academy

first_imgA National Academies study released today says the U.S Army downplayed or overlooked a number of environmental risks while planning the expansion of biocontainment facilities at the United States Army Medical Research Institute (USAMRIID) of Infectious Diseases in Frederick, Maryland. However, the findings of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) study—requested by the Department of Defense at the urging of Congress—could be water under the bridge, given that USAMRIID has already begun construction toward the $680 million expansion. The Army drew up plans for the new facility years ago, and produced an environmental impact statement (EIS) in 2006. The Academy review of EIS was ordered after local citizens expressed concerns about biosafety hazards stemming from the new biosafety level 3 and BSL-4 labs that would be a part of the facility. However, USAMRIID officials decided that there was no need to wait for the review to be completed. At a ground-breaking ceremony on 27 August 2009, USAMRIID Commander John Skvorak said, “I’m confident the folks who did the [environmental impact] study did a thorough job.” Not so, the NAS panel found. For example, the Army wrongly concluded that an accidental release of the Ebola virus and the bacteria that causes Q fever would lead to insignificant ground concentrations of the microbes in the surrounding area and would not be hazardous to locals. The NAS panel’s own calculations showed that concentrations would be a lot higher. “The modeling performed” by the Army to reach its conclusion “was not transparent, could not be reproduced, and was incomplete,” according to the report. 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Despite uncovering these problems, the panel gave high marks to the safety procedures currently in place at USAMRIID, and didn’t recommend that the Army redo EIS. “The committee has a high degree of confidence that the new USAMRIID facility will have the appropriate and effective physical security, biosurety program, and biosafety operating practices and procedures in place to protect its workers and the public from exposures to pathogens, and any new pathogens, studied in its laboratories,” the report says.last_img read more

Chinese Researcher Working in U.S. Pleads Guilty to Computer Violation

first_imgA former medical researcher at a Wisconsin cancer center yesterday pleaded guilty to one charge of “accessing a computer without authorization” in a U.S. district court in Milwaukee. The researcher, Huajun Zhao, allegedly stole a potential cancer drug from the lab and originally faced a charge of economic espionage, but that charge was ultimately dropped.Zhao obtained his Ph.D. in China and came to the United States for postdoctoral training, first at the University of Cincinnati and then at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute. He had accepted a faculty position at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China, and was preparing to leave the country before he was arrested in late March.After dropping the espionage charge, federal prosecutors charged Zhao in April with computer tampering and lying to a federal agent. Zhao pleaded not guilty to both, but on 2 July, he reached a plea agreement deal with prosecutors on the computer access charge, which replaced the earlier charges. The violation carries a maximum sentence of 5 years in prison and a fine of $250,000. Zhao’s lawyer declined a request for comment. Sentencing is set for 6 August.last_img read more

Building your body? Take protein supplements

first_imgIf you are planning to pump up your body at the gym, buying protein supplements may not be a bad idea. Mixed with water or milk, they go hand in hand with body building and are the best way to repair worn out tissues after exercise, say experts.Proteins are building blocks of the body. After a workout session, a body’s requirement for protein shoots up to repair damaged tissuesl; therefore, the intake of the supplement drinks within 30 minutes, also called the crucial or golden period, is a must, say nutritionists while advising that it should be done under expert guidance.”Protein is a vital nutrient for muscle repair. When consumed through natural sources like egg or milk, it is digested and absorbed into blood, which utilizes it wherever needed. The entire process may take anywhere between 45 and 90 minutes or could go up to two hours, depending upon the protein consumed,” Prajakta Sarmalkar, nutritionist and lecturer at Gold’s gym in Mumbai, told IANS.A natural source of protein takes longer to get absorbed in the blood and this is where protein shakes come in handy. “Protein supplements are partially digested, allowing the body to absorb them more easily. Post-workout, there is a golden period or crucial period of 20 minutes where the body needs high protein,” said Sarmalkar.Elaborating on how these supplements give quick results to the body compared to the natural source of protein, fitness guru Sheru Aangrish said: “When we eat raw food, proteins are broken down into BCCA (branched chain amino acids) and food digestion takes place. With supplements we can consume a direct form of BCCA.”Also, vegetarians cannot eat natural sources of protein like meat, eggs and fish; therefore, Aangrish feels protein shakes are a good substitute for such people. “I am a vegetarian and protein supplements become very vital in a vegetarian’s case. We have to depend on milk and soya to get the adequate amount of protein,” he added.But there are many who abstain from protein shakes. For 24-year-old Chetan Manhas, a fitness freak, these supplements are a complete no, no. “I have heard stories of how these shakes pump up your body for a brief time and once you stop having them, your body loses all the pump. So, in a way, they give you illusionary shine that doesn’t last for long. So, I stay away from them,” said Manhas.But personal fitness trainer Aashu counters that if “you are into heavy weight lifting and suddenly you decide not to take supplements, the body will suffer because the muscles won’t be repaired in time and automatically the body will lose the pump”. Sarmalkar feels discipline and knowledge are required for the proper usage of these supplements and adds: “If a supplement is taken under someone’s guidance, it can be advantageous but if it is consumed in excess, it could be disadvantageous. An excess amount of protein is converted into fat.”Every product has its pros and cons and it is important for consumers to gain proper knowledge before he or she starts consuming it. “People should be educated on this topic. They should learn how to read labels and not go by what others have to say. Taking a supplement isn’t a bad choice, it can be a part of your healthy lifestyle,” said Aatikaay Narula, CEO of Evolution Sports Nutrition Pvt Ltd, a range of wellness and endurance supplements.(Shilpa Raina can be contacted at shilpa.r@ians.in)advertisementlast_img read more