Australian PGA ahead of Aussie Open in ’19 to accommodate Presidents Cup

first_imgGOLD COAST, Australia – Next year’s Australian PGA Championship will precede the Australian Open so it can accommodate the Presidents Cup in mid-December at Royal Melbourne. Officials said the 2019 Australian PGA will be played at Royal Pines on the Gold Coast from Nov. 28 to Dec. 1, a week ahead of the Australian Open (Dec. 8-11 at The Australian in Sydney) and the Presidents Cup (Dec. 12-15). This year, the Open, won by Mexico’s Abraham Ancer, preceded the PGA by two weeks, with the World Cup of Golf at Metropolitan in Melbourne in between. The World Cup team event was won by Belgians Thomas Pieters and Thomas Detry, with Cameron Smith and Marc Leishman, representing Australia, tied for second. This year’s Australian PGA begins Thursday with defending champion Smith and Leishman among the entries. Also entered are Geoff Ogilvy, who was named as a vice captain on Sunday by captain Ernie Els for the Presidents Cup, England’s Andrew (Beef) Johnston and American Harold Varner III, who has won, finished second in a playoff and finished sixth in three Australian PGAs at Royal Pines.last_img read more

OECD 50th Anniversary Video Competition

first_img January 31, 2011 Published by Site Default Pocket YOUNG LEADERS – 2021 EDITION World Forum for Democracy 2020: Call for Initiatives Share 0 LinkedIn 0 Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. ← Stereotypical Stereotype Breaker Deadline: 1 March 2011 (midnight, Paris time)Open to: young people (18-25 years)Award: the winner will be invited to the OECD Forum in May 2011, with travel cost, hotel accommodation and daily allowance paidTo commemorate its 50th anniversary, OECD launched a video competition to young people all around the world.EligibilityYoung people (18-25 years) in every country worldwide.ApplicationSubmit your video by responding to the OECD competition video on YouTube (the video above), do not forget to complete and submit the online registration form by the deadline.Your video must complete the title: ” Progress is…”Video Requirements– less than 3 minutes in length– either be in English or French– can not contain violence, profanity, sex or direct attacks on individuals or organizations– must be your own original creation – no copyrighted music, video, or images may be usedSelectionAfter the competition closes on 1 March 2011, a shortlist of 20 finalists will be chosen by an OECD jury. These finalists will be announced in April and notified by e-mail, and the shortlisted videos will be showcased on the competition website.Subsequently, three winning videos will be selected by public voting on the OECD video competition on the Youtube Channel. The winners will be announced on 5 April 2011 and notified by e-mail, as well as published on the competition website.AwardThe video author (or nominated representative, if a team creation) of each winning video will be invited to Paris to attend the OECD 50th Anniversary Forum in May 2011. Travel costs to and from Paris, hotel accommodation and a living allowance will be provided for the duration of the [email protected] Webpagecenter_img OECD 50th Anniversary Video Competition Similar Stories European Blind Union full time Project Coordinator. Reddit +1 Tweet Active Participation at Local Level: Mobility and Activation of Youth, Greece →last_img read more

Insomniac Games hires Telltale lead writer

first_imgInsomniac Games hires Telltale lead writerThe Walking Dead: The Final Season scribe Mary Kenney starts at the Spider-Man studio in 2019James BatchelorEditor-in-ChiefTuesday 18th December 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleInsomniac GamesTelltale GamesAnother key employee from Telltale Games has managed to secure a new role, this time at Insomniac Games.Mary Kenney announced via Twitter that she will be joining Insomniac in the New Year. She did not give details on what she would be working on, but given that the final DLC for Marvel’s Spider-Man released this month, it’s likely to be a new project.Kenney was only at Telltale Games for 16 months, but rose to lead writer on episode two of The Walking Dead: The Final Season after contributing to the Batman: The Enemy Within series.Acclaimed developer Telltale Games has collapsed over the past few months, starting with major layoffs of around 270 staff back in September. Since then, it has been revealed the studio is undergoing liquidation.The company was still working on The Walking Dead: The Final Season, although this has since been picked up by Skybound Games — the video games arm of the entertainment firm started by the IP’s creator Robert Kirkman.Skybound has said that “many” of the original team members from Telltale have been brought on board to finish the project — although it appears lead writer Kenney is not one of them.Kenney’s appointment highlights that there are still ex-Telltale staff seeking new roles after the sudden devastation of their former employer – something emphasised by narrative designer Emily Grace Buck a few weeks ago.Various industry members are still doing what they can to spread word of job opportunities via the Twitter hashtag #TelltaleJobs. Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games Buck offered an in-depth post-mortem on what happened at the studio at this year’s Sweden Game Conference in October.[CORRECTION]: This article originally credited Kenney as lead writer on The Walking Dead: The Final Season. She only served as lead writer for the second episode of the season.If you have jobs news to share or a new hire you want to shout about, please contact us on [email protected] employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesInsomniac re-casts Peter Parker’s face model in Spider-Man RemasteredBen Jordan to replace John Bubniak due to closer resemblance with voice actor Yuri LowenthalBy Rebekah Valentine 7 months agoSpider-Man Remastered won’t get physical PS5 releasePS4 save files from Marvel’s Spider-Man also won’t carry over to the PS5 versionBy Marie Dealessandri 7 months agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

Nightingale buys Whale Square in Sunset Park for $84M

first_imgMadison bought the 500,000-square-foot property at 14 53rd Street for $82.5 million in 2015, when investors were looking to convert Brooklyn industrial properties. Under its ownership, the former torpedo factory was repositioned to include a fully renovated lobby, new elevators and windows, according to LoopNet.Nightingale has also assumed the $90 million loan that Madison took out from TPG Capital’s mortgage arm in 2018, according to property records. Madison was considering handing the building over to the lender instead of paying the debt back and meeting obligations to another investor, the Wall Street Journal reported in May.Representatives for Nightingale and Madison were not immediately available for comment Monday.In 2016, Urban Soccer signed a lease for 63,000 square feet at the property as its first indoor facility in the United States.Contact Akiko Matsuda Email Address* Nightingale’s Elie Schwartz and Madison’s Brian Shatz (Whale Square, Linkedin)UPDATED, Oct. 20, 2020, 6:01 p.m.: Madison Realty Capital has brought in a new partner on its industrial-to-office conversion in Sunset Park.Nightingale Properties paid $84 million for the Whale Square office building, property records show. The sale takes out Madison’s undisclosed partner on the property, and Madison has joined Nightingale as a 25-percent equity partner on the building, according to a source with knowledge of the deal.Read moreMadison refis Whale Square with $90M loanNightingale, Wafra seek $860M to redevelop 111 Wall StreetBallers: Urban Soccer signs big lease at Madison’s Whale Square UPDATE: This story has been updated to reflect that Madison is retaining an equity stake in Whale Square. This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowcenter_img Full Name* Message*last_img read more

IN MEMORIAM – Branislav Pokrajac

first_imgShareTweetShareShareEmail ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsOne of two persons in the world of handball who was Olympic champion as a player and the coach – Branislav Pokrajac died at age 72 in Belgrade, Serbia.Pokrajac had remarkable handball career as a player as a part of Olympic golden Yugoslav squad in Munchen 1972. He was a coach of Yugoslav team who won the gold medal at Olympics in Los Angeles 1984.He was a coach in numerous number of countries. Pokrajac’s career:1974–1980  Dinamo Pančevo1980–1984  Jugoslawien1981–1981  RK Roter Stern Belgrad1985–1985  Spanien1988–1988  Vereinigte Staaten1989–1991  US Créteil HB1993–1994  RK Roter Stern Belgrad1997–1997  RK Lovćen Cetinje1998–1999  Jugoslawien (Junioren)1999–1999  Ägypten2000–2001  Jugoslawien2001–2003  FC Porto2003–2005  Katar2006–2006  RK Partizan Belgrad2010–2012  Sporting Lissabon Click to comment Recommended for you Serbian Cup is now “Branislav Pokrajac Cup” Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Pokrajac leaves Sporting Lisbon – Frederico Santos is new coach! Branislav Pokrajac a new coach of Sporting Lisbon Related Items:Branislav Pokrajaclast_img read more

Czech Stasi spied on Donald and Ivana Trump: report

first_imgA report from 1988 stated Trump wanted to become presidential candidate in the 1996 election and had expressed confidence he would win.The secret service also monitored Ivana’s relationship with her father, who had stayed in what was then Czechoslovakia. They listened to at least one phone conversation a year, opened their correspondence and followed the Trump children when they visited their grandfather. Also On POLITICO Divisions deepen inside Trump Tower By Kenneth P. Vogel and Alex Isenstadt The Czech secret service spied on President-elect Donald Trump and his Czech first wife Ivana in the 1970s and 80s when the country was under Communist rule, German publication Bild reported Wednesday.A report compiled by the spy agency and obtained by Bild contain details of the couple’s marriage contract, including the fact that Trump wanted Ivana to bear three children and she would receive $1 million as a settlement if they divorced.The intelligence service noted Trump benefited from “a personal relationship with American presidents” and that his company was “free of taxes for 30 years.” The New York Times reported that huge financial losses in 1995 created a tax deduction that could have allowed him to avoid paying taxes for 18 years.last_img read more

Looking at war through a legal lens

first_imgModern conflicts with shadowy belligerents blending with the civilian population are stressing international humanitarian law, prompting some to think it’s time to redraft the law to enhance protections for civilians and to clarify who is a combatant and who is not.Other experts, however, said that there should be no hurry to dismantle the existing framework of international humanitarian law, which governs behavior of combatants and seeks to protect civilians from the effects of warfare.With the 1949 Geneva Conventions as its core, the international humanitarian law framework is well known, they said, and despite its flaws has provided important guidelines and safeguards for decades. Redrafting and reapproving new laws will take time and may not produce something superior to the existing framework. Instead, they said, current law should be examined for new ways to apply it to current conflicts.The debate over international humanitarian law wrapped up a weeklong executive session for 35 humanitarian workers from around the world, including Sudan, Chechnya, and Uganda.The weeklong program, “Advanced Training on International Humanitarian Law in Current Conflicts: New Challenges and Dilemmas,” was sponsored by the Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research at Harvard University and the International Committee of the Red Cross.Claude Bruderlein, director of the Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research, said the program is aimed at accomplished midcareer professionals. The weeklong training session, in its sixth year, allows them to step back and examine international law as it relates to their work. Each year, the program gets 300 applications out of which 35 are selected, Bruderlein said.The program touched on a variety of subjects such as the distinction between combatants and civilians, protection of civilians, history and application of international humanitarian law, behavior during warfare, the link between human rights and humanitarian law, occupation, the conduct of war, the global war on terror, peace operations, genocide, high-tech warfare, counterinsurgency, and a case study on Darfur.The closing event, “Challenges and Perspectives,” was held July 20 at the Radcliffe Gymnasium. It featured a panel of authorities on international law examining whether or not new laws are needed.On the panel were Bruderlein; Antoine Bouvier, the International Committee of the Red Cross’ legal adviser delegate to academic circles; Anthony Dworkin, executive director of the nonprofit Crimes of War Project; Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou, associate director of the Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research; Naz Modirzadeh, senior associate at the Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research; and Jennifer Leaning, professor of the practice of international health at the Harvard School of Public Health and a faculty member at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.Though panelists disagreed over whether new laws are needed, they agreed that the problem stems from the nature of today’s conflicts, which often provide little distinction between combatants and civilians. That, in turn, stems from the imbalance between combatants in many conflicts. Instead of nations squaring off and abiding by the rules of war, nationless organizations are in several cases waging war with nations.The way those groups level the playing field is by being elusive and hiding in the civilian populations, putting civilians at risk and blurring the line between combatants and noncombatants.Though this “asymmetry” is a feature of today’s conflicts, Bouvier said it’s not entirely new, offering the example of the Polish cavalry facing Nazi tanks in World War II. Other panelists said that, though the rules were codified in 1949, they really reflect accepted practice during warfare that had been observed for centuries.One current problem with the international humanitarian laws today, however, is that they’re widely viewed as a Western construct, and by abiding by them some leaders, particularly of guerilla groups, say they’d be at a major disadvantage. Bruderlein said that any move to revise the current law should involve as many different states and cultures as possible to give the resulting guidelines as broad legitimacy as possible. Mohamedou said the laws need to be cast as representing universal values, and the idealism surrounding them recaptured.last_img read more

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Share “Mission KillpossiBill” Mashup From ‘Flockbuster’ Night One [Watch]

first_imgOver the weekend, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong returned to action for the band’s two-night Flockbuster run of virtual shows from The 8×10 in Baltimore, MD after a COVID-19 infection within the band’s circle postponed their initial Halloween show last month. On Tuesday, Pigeons released a pro-shot mashup of the Mission Impossible and Kill Bill themes from Saturday’s show, which has since been dubbed “Mission KillpossiBill”.Out of an abundance of caution, and per the worsening weather, Pigeons moved the Flockbuster concerts indoors to The 8×10 in the band’s hometown. An integral part of the band’s early success, The 8×10 has since fallen on hard times in light of the pandemic and owner Brian Shupe even launched a GoFundMe in hopes of raising the funds needed to remain open until public events return. To benefit the beloved establishment, Pigeons gave streaming access to any fan who donated to The 8×10.Related: 5 Of Our Favorite Themed Halloween Sets From The Last 5 Years [Videos/Audio]Coming in at the tail end of night one, “Mission KillpossiBill” was a debut for Pigeons and was in good company amongst the movie-themed set. Opening with the titillating sound of Tom Cruise lighting a fuse, the band launched into the theme from the blockbuster action franchise with some added oomph courtesy of drummer Alex “Gator” Petropulous. Soon enough, the music took a hard turn as lead guitarist Jeremy Schon hit those extended notes that marked the transition into the Kill Bill theme also known as “Battle Without Honor or Humanity”.Between the two cinematic covers, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong found fleeting moments of spaced-out bliss that were reminiscent of its original “Sunny Day”. The whole thing eventually came around again when Schon ripped back into the Kill Bill notes and the band brought the mashup to a climax.Watch Pigeons Playing Ping Pong perform “Mission KillpossiBill” at The 8×10 as part of their Flockbuster weekend below.Pigeons Playing Ping Pong – “Mission KillpossiBill” – Baltimore, MD – 11/21/20[Video: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong]last_img read more

Scientists May Have Just Overcome the Biggest Obstacle to Mass-Producing Hydrogen Fuel

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreThe quest to develop the ‘Holy Grail’ of affordable, viable, and environmentally-friendly fuels using sunlight has taken an exciting new twist.A team of renewable energy experts from the University of Exeter has pioneered a new technique to produce hydrogen from sunlight to create a clean, cheap, and widely-available fuel.The team developed an innovative method to split water into its constituent parts – hydrogen and oxygen – using sunlight. The hydrogen can then be used as a fuel, with the potential to power everyday items such as homes and vehicles. Crucially, hydrogen fuel that can be created through this synthetic photosynthesis method would not only create zero carbon emissions, but it would also be a virtually limitless energy source.MORE: Scientists Create World’s First Zero-Emission Solar Fuel Reactor That Works at NightAt present, around 85% of the global energy provisions come from the burning of fossil fuels. Therefore the need and desire to find a sustainable, cost-effective renewable fuel source is growing in urgency.Perhaps unsurprisingly, the sun is earth’s most abundant renewable energy source, with the potential to provide 100,000 terawatts of power each year – meaning one hour’s worth of solar energy is equal to an entire year of total energy consumption worldwide.However, one of the most significant hindrances to the development of viable solar energy has been an inability to produce a semiconducting material that can effectively convert sunlight to a storable energy source.RELATED: In Historic Announcement, World Bank Says it Will No Longer Finance Oil and Gas ExplorationBut in this new research, the team utilized lanthanum iron oxide to create a semiconducting material that gave the ideal results for using sunlight to produce hydrogen from water, making it the strongest candidate yet for renewable hydrogen generation.The ground-breaking new research centers on the use of a revolutionary photo-electrode – an electrode that absorbs light before initializing electrochemical transformations to extract the hydrogen from water – made from nanoparticles of the elements lanthanum, iron, and oxygen.The researchers believe this new type of photo-electrode is not only cheap to produce, but can also be recreated on a larger scale for mass and worldwide use.LOOK: Tesla’s Solar Roof May Actually Be Cheaper Than Your Own RoofThe research is published in leading journal, Scientific Reports.Govinder Pawar, lead author on the paper and based at the University of Exeter’s Environment and Sustainability in Cornwall said: “With growing economies and population, fossil fuels will not be able to sustain the global energy demand in a ‘clean’ manner as they are being exhausted at an alarming rate.“Alternative renewable fuels sources must be found which can sustain the global energy demand. Hydrogen is a promising alternative fuel source capable of replacing fossil fuels as it has a higher energy density than fossil fuels (more than double), zero-carbon emissions and the only by-product is water.”Govinder Pawar added: “We have shown that our photo-electrode has ideal band alignments needed to split water into its constituents (H2 and O2) spontaneously, without the need of an external bias. Moreover, our material has excellent stability where after 21 hours of testing it does not degrade, ideal for water splitting purpose. We are currently working on further improving our material to make it more efficient to produce more hydrogen.”(Source: Exeter University)Power Up With Positivity: Click To Share With Your Friends – Photo by jkrebs, CCAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Mildred Bergeron Benoit

first_img She enjoyed praying the Rosary and doing Bible word searches.She spent a lot of her time feeding the hungry at the Hospitality Center, Port Arthur. Mildred’s passion was cooking but, most of all, she loved spending time with her family.Survivors include her daughters, Connie Spradley, of Groves; Kathy Thompson, of Spring; and Tina Morvant and her husband, Keith, of Kerrville; son, Charles Bergeron and his wife, Christina, of Groves; seven grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and brother, Chester Broussard. She is preceded in death by her parents, Mary and Lauve Broussard; first and second husbands, Lionel C. Bergeron and Valex Benoit; granddaughter, Kerry Spradley-Roark; sons-in-law, James Spradley, Sr. and Dudelin Thompson; sister, Helen Kessner; brothers, Norris Broussard; Paul Broussard; Weston Broussard; and LeRoy Broussard; and sister-in-law, Evelyn Fulda.A gathering of Mrs. Benoit’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 6:00 p.m., Sunday, March 8, 2020, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Mildred Bergeron Benoit, 97, of Groves, died Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas, Port Arthur.She was born April 18, 1922, in Broussard, Louisiana, to Mary Breaux Broussard and Lauve J. Broussard.Mildred was a very active member of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Port Arthur.center_img A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Monday, March 9, 2020, at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 3706 Woodrow Dr., Port Arthur, with her interment to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Port Arthur.Complete and updated information may be found at: read more