KEIRON Cunningham heaped praise on the younger mem

first_imgKEIRON Cunningham heaped praise on the younger members of the Saints squad following their first friendly of the new season.After losing 20-16 to Widnes, he said he wasn’t concerned about the result, but more the positives from the clash.“It was our first friendly game and we ran with 26 players,” Keiron commented. “It was never going to be our strongest team for a period of time. I’m not concerned with the result, not at all, more the structures and shapes.“But I am disappointed with our first 20 minutes and our start. We looked like a team who was into its first friendly and Widnes probably had the jump on us as a result.“What was pleasing as well was the kids’ performance in the second half. I thought some of them were sensational and Joe Greenwood was probably the best player on the field. He’s jumped over three or four people for me now for a spot in the team. Big pressure was on him at the start of pre-season to do the right things. His will to win is second to none and you get what you deserve in rugby. If he continues like that he will be looking to deserve a starting spot.“Jack Ashworth played well too, off the back of a knee reconstruction, and Andre Savelio was brilliant. He’s had his best pre-season for a good few seasons and is in a good frame of mind. He’s dropped around 13 kilos too and is definitely going to be a threat for us this season.”He continued: “Next week we’ll run with a smaller squad and look to get more game time into the big men.”Saints take on Wigan on Sunday January 25 (3pm) and tickets are on sale from the Ticket Office at Langtree Park, by calling 01744 455 052 or online here.last_img read more

SAINTS started this game determined to put the low

first_imgSAINTS started this game determined to put the lows of the second half in Catalans out of their minds but no matter what they did they only seemed to make things worse, writes Graham Henthorne.The Wolves squandered a gilt edged chance in the first minute knocking on from an overlap down the left.But minutes later and they found themselves ahead as their hooker charged through a yawning gap right down the middle of the Saints defensive line. He then angled away from the Saints cover beating them all to the left corner for the try.On ten minutes the Wolves went 10 points ahead. They had gained a repeat set after Kev Brown had failed to deal with a high bomb on the last and scored again on the last as the dummy half dove in for a soft try.Both teams were profligate with possession knocking on early in the sets but as the half wore on the Saints managed to gain a bit of field position, put the visitors under a bit of pressure and watched the errors mount.An excellent Elliott Jenkins high kick was fumbled by the Wolves full back giving the Saints six more tackles. Callum Hazzard and Matty Lees went close before Jenkins hoisted another kick on the last this time towards the left corner. Tom Nisbett challenged for the ball knocking it back only for his centre the returning Matty Costello to pick up and stroll over.When Jordan Olmez came off the bench and was held up over the line things looked to have changed in the Saints favour. However, a knock on and another yawning gap allowed the Wolves to once again stretch the lead to 12 at the break.A change of tactics at the break brought immediate rewards as the Saints charged through the heart of the visitors to gain a repeat set from another high bomb to the beleaguered Wolves full back.Three tackles into the new set and Olmez charged onto a short ball and bulldozed his way over.Poor defence down the middle of the Saints line meant the Wolves stretched the lead out to 10 again.But the message finally got through and the Saints started to make easy metres through the visitors.Evan Bullen, who had a fine game leading from the front, was held over the line robbing him of a deserved score but after fellow prop Matty Lees was held close Jenkins’ cross kick again produced dividends as Jordan Gibbons mopped up yet another spilled ball.The Saints were back to within six now and playing with their tails up if not with their brains for most of the time.Cometh the hour cometh the man and with eight minutes left Captain Mike Weldon drew the Saints level. He ran a beautiful line down the wide right channel as he had done ten minutes earlier when he was just tackled without any support. This time he didn’t need any as he charged over untouched.Brad Billsborough’s goal levelled the scores and with five minutes to go he had the first drop goal attempt from an optimistic 45 metres out. His effort went wide as did the Wolves attempt a minute later this time from only 10 metres out after good harrying from Hazzard.From the restart the Saints steadily work their way down field gaining a scrum on the ten metre line after a Wolves tap down.From the scrum Billsborough placed himself at first receiver and calmly slotted over the winning drop goal when everyone least expected it.Despite playing poorly you have to hand it to the players in that they found a way to win.Losing Alex Eckley early doors didn’t help but the impact of Bullen and Olmez off the bench turned the game.Match Summary:Saints:Tries: Matty Costello (22), Jordan Olmez (44), Jordan Gibbons (56), Mike Weldon (72).Goals: Brad Billsborough 2 from 4.Drop Goals: Brad Billsborough (78).Warrington:Tries: Nathan Ainsworth (5), Ryan Jones (10), Pat Moran (31), Liam Aspin (52).Goals: Nathan Ainsworth 2 from 4.Half Time: 4-16Full Time: 21-20Teams:Saints:1. Kevin Brown; 2. Jordan Gibbons, 3. Cameron Brown, 4. Matty Costello, 5. Tom Nisbett; 6. Brad Billsborough, 7. Elliott Jenkins; 8. Matty Lees, 9. Josh Eaves, 16. Alex Eckley, 11. Owen Smith, 12. Mike Weldon (C), 13. Callum Hazzard. Subs: 10. Jordan Olmez, 14. Brad Pinder, 17. Joe Sharratt, 19. Evan Bullen.Warrington:1. Charlie Phythian; 2. Liam Jones, 3. Jack Roper, 4. Sam Storey, 5. Ryan Jones; 22. Connor Taylor, 7. Harry Reardon; 8. Alex Tankard, 20. Nathan Ainsworth, 10. Tom Pinder, 11. Ellis Gillam, 12. Matty Kilgannon, 13. Pat Moran. Subs: 14. Liam Aspin, 15. Jack Wilson, 16. Ellis Robson, 17. Jack Cottington.last_img read more

Tommy Makinson Jonny Lomax Mark Percival and Luk

first_imgTommy Makinson, Jonny Lomax, Mark Percival and Luke Thompson are all selected in the side for the first test with the Kiwis.England 19-man Squad:John Bateman (Wigan Warriors) George Burgess (South Sydney Rabbitohs) Tom Burgess (South Sydney Rabbitohs) Daryl Clark (Warrington Wolves) Jake Connor (Hull FC) Oliver Gildart (Wigan Warriors) James Graham (St George Illawarra) Chris Hill (Warrington Wolves) Josh Hodgson (Canberra Raiders) Jonny Lomax (St Helens) Tommy Makinson (St Helens) Jermaine McGillvary (Huddersfield Giants) Richie Myler (Leeds Rhinos) Sean O’Loughlin (Wigan Warriors) Mark Percival (St Helens) Luke Thompson (St Helens) Sam Tomkins (Wigan Warriors) Elliott Whitehead (Canberra Raiders) George Williams (Wigan Warriors)England face New Zealand in a three-Test series at the KCOM Stadium in Hull (October 27), Anfield in Liverpool (November 4) and Elland Road in Leeds (November 11). Tickets start from just £20 and are available from rugby-league.com/ticketslast_img read more

The waiting was over for many players and fans ali

first_imgThe waiting was over for many players and fans alike as Saints took to the field for the first time in 2019.Saints fielded a strong starting 13 including new signings Kevin Naiqama and Lachlan Coote as well as an extended bench filled with young players.Most of the first 20 minutes was a hard-fought close battle with neither team able to register point’s despite some good field position for both teams.The deadlock was broken by Zeb Taia who spun over on the left after a nice short pass from the lively Coote.Coote also added the conversion to give Saints a 6-0 lead.Jake Connor was given a yellow card for dissent in the aftermath of the try.Hull responded through Carlos Tuimavave as he made his way over from short range, Sneyd kicking the goal to even the scores.But then Saints attack kicked into life, beautfiul hands from Theo Fages and Kevin Naiqama slotted Tommy Makinson into the corner for a trademark diving finish from the Golden Boot man.Less than four minutes later the process was repeated with Makinson again flying into the right corner to give Saints a 14-6 lead, both conversions were missed.Regan Grace was almost in again for the Saints on the left hand side but was unluckily bundled into touch.New man Joseph Paulo joined the action alongside Matty Costello and Jack Welsby towards the end of the half after Coote and Percival left the field as a precaution following minor injuries.Grace completed a four-try first half for Saints with another lovely move involving Fages and Costello.The second half started with a scuffle involving most of both of the teams and ended with Hull being penalised.Adam Swift added a score in the 53rd minute following a spin move and drive to the line following a nice pass from Coote again, to give Saints a commanding lead.Alex Walmsley continued to drive the ball in hard in his first game back after a lengthy injury lay-off and Jack Ashworth also provided much needed go-forward from the middle after Luke Thompson was rested for the game.There was time for one more try from young hooker Aaron Smith after a nice offload from Zeb Taia.Hull scored two consolation tries from Jamie Shaul and Bureta Faraimo late in the game to make the final score 28-18.Match Summary:Saints:Tries: Taia, Makinson (2), Grace, Swift, SmithGoals: Coote (1 from 4), Makinson (1 from 2)Hull FC: Tries: Tuimavave, Shaul, Fariamo Goals: Sneyd (3 from 3)HT: 18-6 FT: 28-18REF: Chris KendallATT: 4,621,The waiting was over for many players and fans alike as Saints took to the field for the first time in 2019.Saints fielded a strong starting 13 including new signings Kevin Naiqama and Lachlan Coote as well as an extended bench filled with young players.Most of the first 20 minutes was a hard-fought close battle with neither team able to register point’s despite some good field position for both teams.The deadlock was broken by Zeb Taia who spun over on the left after a nice short pass from the lively Coote.Coote also added the conversion to give Saints a 6-0 lead.Jake Connor was given a yellow card for dissent in the aftermath of the try.Hull responded through Carlos Tuimavave as he made his way over from short range, Sneyd kicking the goal to even the scores.But then Saints attack kicked into life, beautfiul hands from Theo Fages and Kevin Naiqama slotted Tommy Makinson into the corner for a trademark diving finish from the Golden Boot man.Less than four minutes later the process was repeated with Makinson again flying into the right corner to give Saints a 14-6 lead, both conversions were missed.Regan Grace was almost in again for the Saints on the left hand side but was unluckily bundled into touch.New man Joseph Paulo joined the action alongside Matty Costello and Jack Welsby towards the end of the half after Coote and Percival left the field as a precaution following minor injuries.Grace completed a four-try first half for Saints with another lovely move involving Fages and Costello.The second half started with a scuffle involving most of both of the teams and ended with Hull being penalised.Adam Swift added a score in the 53rd minute following a spin move and drive to the line following a nice pass from Coote again, to give Saints a commanding lead.Alex Walmsley continued to drive the ball in hard in his first game back after a lengthy injury lay-off and Jack Ashworth also provided much needed go-forward from the middle after Luke Thompson was rested for the game.There was time for one more try from young hooker Aaron Smith after a nice offload from Zeb Taia.Hull scored two consolation tries from Jamie Shaul and Bureta Faraimo late in the game to make the final score 28-18.Match Summary:Saints:Tries: Taia, Makinson (2), Grace, Swift, Smith,Goals: Coote (1 from 4), Makinson (1 from 2)Hull FC: Tries: Tuimavave, Shaul, Fariamo Goals: Sneyd (3 from 3)HT: 18-6 FT: 28-18REF: Chris KendallATT: 4,621last_img read more

Following Coast Guard rescue they urge for safe Labor Day

first_imgWRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — The Wrightsville Beach Coast Guard station rescued a group of five people on July 23 and they say it re-emphasizes the importance of boat safety.According to the coast guard, they received a call in the middle of day saying “may-day”.- Advertisement – They headed out on the waters to the location of the distress signal and found five people trapped on their boat as water rose up.The people were escorted to safety and the coast guard says they are always ready for something like this especially on holidays.“During the holidays, there’s definitely a large influx of boaters out on the water. There’s just a lot more people out here that usually aren’t out here. People from out of state, out of there area come and they just want to go out and they don’t really know the area too well and things- you never know when things are going to go wrong.”Related Article: Surf into Summer at WB Surf CampDylan Hall also wants to remind everyone going out to wear their life jackets no matter what and if not they should be in an extremely accessible area.last_img read more

Salah nets his 50th goal for Liverpool

first_img <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=a7617b59&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=128&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=a7617b59&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrint Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah scored his 50th Liverpool goal as the English side overcame Red Star Belgrade 4-0 to go top of Group C. Jurgen Klopp’s side managed to bounce back from a defeat to Napoli in their second UEFA Champions league match of the season.Roberto Firmino opened the scoring in the 20th minute before Salah added a second just before the half time. The former Roma player scored another goal from the penalty spot after a foul on Sadio Mane. The latter made it 4-0 in the 80th minute after his penalty was saved by Milan Borjan a few minutes earlier.WhatsApplast_img read more

How the World Connected on Facebook Around Princes Incredible Legacy

first_imgThe world lost a legend when Prince passed away unexpectedly at the age of 57 on April 21,2016. Image Credit: RollingStone Advertisement The world lost a legend when Prince passed away unexpectedly at the age of 57 on April 21, 2016. As word of his death spread around the globe, millions turned to Facebook to share articles, videos, and moving tributes, while global and local news outlets used Facebook Live.According to Facebook, 39 million people had 117 million Facebook interactions related to his passing in the first 24 hours after the news broke. In that process, many gained a deeper understanding of his impact as a musician, songwriter, guitar god, activist, and neighbor.“Nobody’s spirit was stronger, bolder, or more creative,” said President Obama in a tribute on Facebook, as Justin Timberlake wrote of his “overwhelming grief.” Billboard used Facebook Live to discuss the news and remember his incredible career, while E! News called Prince “a piece of art…that didn’t want to be defined” in their Live coverage. – Advertisement – Minutes after breaking the news of his death, TMZ was on Facebook Live as Harvey Levin spoke of the “remarkable” and tragic passing of Prince while People Magazine also reported about his “ability to break all kinds of barriers for people of color, people of different gender identities, for women” – on Facebook Live.“The world learned even more about the music legend through these posts and outpouring of tributes” writes Kelly Michelena and Jonathan Hull, Entertainment Partnerships at Facebook, in a blog post.Other public figures mourned Prince’s passing with their own thoughts, as well, including: Bob Mould, Erykah Badu, George Takei, Will Smith, Eric Clapton among others.“The mourning of artists has become so potent,” said NPR Music’s Stephen Thompson in a Facebook Live video. “There’s a universal moment where everyone is talking about the same thing and it wears on you…I will think about this day the same way I felt on the day that Whitney died and the day Michael died.”[Facebook]last_img read more

Truecaller Has Announced its Intergration With Google Duo at the Launch of

first_imgTruecaller has today announced its intergration with Google Duo for android. Image Credit: NDTV news Advertisement According to reports by NDTV news, Truecaller 8 for Android has been launched, and brings SMS, flash messaging, and Truecaller Pay. And apart from the launch, the company also announced its tie-up with Google to integrate its video-calling app; Google Duo.“Video calling should work for everybody, regardless of what platform they are on. Our aim is to make video calling simple, fast, and available to everyone,” Amit Fulay, Head of Duo at Google, said in during the launch.The company touts high quality video calling service through Truecaller with the addition of Google Duo. The service will roll out for the app in the coming months, notably for both Android and iOS. The service will also be permission-based, which means users can choose to opt out of using Duo services at any time, NDTV news reports. – Advertisement – Google Duo for Android late last year had over 10 million downloads within a month of its launch. Thus, its partnership with Truecaller will help the search-engine firm expand the reach of its app.Truecaller has today announced its intergration with Google Duo for android. Image Credit: NDTV news“With this Truecaller integration, we’re able to bring a better video calling experience to millions of new users,” Amit concludes.[related-posts]last_img read more

STARTERS ORDERS Thursday

first_imgWelcome to Starters Orders. Our new daily midday update from the trading room at Star Sports with our key market movers for the day across all sports.Thursday 28 November2.40 NewburyRenard D’irlande 7/2 > 5/23.15 NewburyPuffin Billy 7/2 > 3/1Chris Pea Green 8/1 > 13/22.15 TauntonStone Light 5/1 > 3/15.05 KemptonVenus Grace 3/1 > 13/8UttoxeterIt’s all about Tony McCoy with most of his horses backed singly and in multiples.Dewala (12.15) 100/30 > 5/2Milan Bound (12.45) 8/11 > 8/13No Routine (1.55) 11/2 > 9/2Cloudingstar (2.30) 9/4 > 15/8last_img

Oshmans and National Instruments give major gifts to Rice for engineering design

first_imgAddThis ShareCONTACT: B.J. AlmondPHONE: 713-348-6770E-MAIL: balmond@rice.eduOshmans and National Instruments give major gifts to Rice for engineering design facilityStudents from different disciplines will gain collaborative experience needed for the business worldWith a $2.4 million gift from Rice University alumnus and trustee M. Kenneth Oshman ’62 and his wife, Barbara, Rice is creating a facility where different types of engineering students can collaborate on projects just as they will in the real world. The Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen will provide a space for undergraduate students majoring in civil engineering, bioengineering, mechanical engineering, statistics, chemical engineering, materials science, environmental engineering, computer science, computational and applied mathematics, and electrical and computer engineering to combine their expertise on practical assignments. To create the full circle of real-world experience that has societal impact, the George R. Brown School of Engineering plans to extend the opportunity to study design to students in humanities, social sciences, architecture and business.   National Instruments (NI) also made a major corporate gift to Rice for a large area of the design kitchen that will be used for assembling projects — the National Instruments Design, Prototype and Deploy Lab. “We are very grateful to Ken and Barbara Oshman for helping realize a new vision for engineering education at Rice,” said Rice President David Leebron. “Their farsighted and generous gift will enable us to take another step in producing some of the world’s most creative engineers and assuring that the Brown School continues to attract the best students from across the globe. Rice also deeply appreciates our longstanding partnership with National Instruments. Their support of the Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen reflects their commitment to helping educate extraordinarily talented young engineers.”By collaborating with different types of engineers, students develop multiple perspectives on how to pursue a project.  For example, a team of bioengineering and mechanical engineering students at Rice is trying to design and construct a prototype refrigeration device that can be used in ambulances to transport temperature-sensitive drugs needed to treat heart-attack and stroke patients. The coolers currently available on ambulances require too much electrical power to run continuously while the ambulances are in transit.  Projects like this will be undertaken in the new design kitchen.“Barbara and I are delighted to provide this critical educational experience for engineering students at Rice,” said Kenneth Oshman, who received a B.A. and a B.S. in electrical engineering from Rice in 1962 and 1963, respectively. “I am delighted that undergraduate students will have the opportunity to experience the real world in the classroom as part of their routine educational experience at Rice, and I am excited about the products and ideas that might find their genesis in this collaborative environment.”Kenneth Oshman is chairman and CEO of Echelon Corporation, a networking company in San Jose, Calif., that provides products and systems that can monitor and save energy, lower costs, improve productivity and enhance service, quality, safety and convenience by connecting everyday devices to each other and the Internet in utility, building, industrial, transportation and home control systems. Tens of millions of smart devices based on Echelon’s products and systems benefit consumers and industry around the world. Before Oshman joined Echelon in 1988, he co-founded ROLM Corporation and served as CEO, president and director until it was acquired by IBM in 1984. He served as vice president of IBM until 1986. Prior to that he did applied research in nonlinear optical technologies and systems for Sylvania Electric Products.A recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Rice University, Oshman also has M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering for his “outstanding innovation and engineering of digital-computer-controlled, private-branch telephone systems.” He is currently a director of Sun Microsystems and a member of the Rice Board of Trustees.Barbara Oshman received a B.A. in 1962 from the University of Texas. She has a long history of involvement in civic and philanthropic activities. Currently she is a board member of Communities in Schools/49ers Academy, an academic program for at-risk students of middle-school age in Menlo Park, Calif., and a trustee of the San Jose Museum of Art, where she serves on the Collections Committee and co-chairs the Director’s Council. She also serves on the President’s Council on Outdoor Art at Stanford University. The new facility at Rice that will be named in honor of the Oshmans will be housed in Hicks Kitchen, which was originally the central food-service kitchen on campus and is now used for storage. The 12,000-square-foot building is being renovated and expanded to create space for a large-group classroom, a machine shop, an etching room with a wet lab, a computational area, rooms for a 3-D printer, PC milling machine and laser cutter, a plotter and copy room, conference rooms, office space and the large assembly lab funded by NI. “National Instruments is committed to investing in innovative engineering education initiatives that combine practical knowledge and classroom theories with real-world applications,” said Ray Almgren, vice president of academic marketing at NI. “We consider the vision of the Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen at Rice to be a pioneering example of how industry and academia can work to provide a project-based learning experience to better equip our engineers of tomorrow.”NI, headquartered in Austin, Texas, develops software and hardware intended to transform the way engineers and scientists design, prototype and deploy systems for measurement, automation and embedded applications. The company has more than 4,300 employees and direct operations in nearly 40 countries.  For the past eight years, Fortune magazine has named NI one of the 100 best companies to work for in America.When the new design kitchen opens in fall 2008, Rice’s School of Engineering will be on a path to require its students to have a significant design experience as part of their education. In addition to collaborations among the different engineering departments and schools at Rice, the School of Engineering plans to expand the program to include collaborations with institutions in the Texas Medical Center and external businesses. “The design experience is both a compelling mechanism for integrating deep knowledge of engineering fundamentals with practice and an unparalleled opportunity for students to learn how to function on a team,” said Sallie Keller-McNulty, dean of engineering.Anzie Gilmore, project manager for the renovation, said the Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen will meet LEED standards for sustainable design. The side of the building along Campanile Road will have a long picture window revealing the work taking place inside. “The space is designed to be open and inviting, which will encourage student collaboration,” Gilmore said. last_img read more

Rice Cinema to present Losing the West by Alex Warren

first_imgAddThis ShareMEDIA ADVISORYDavid Ruth713-348-6327david@rice.eduJeff Falk713-348-6775jfalk@rice.edu Rice Cinema to present ‘Losing the West’ by Alex WarrenHOUSTON – (Jan. 21, 2015) – “Losing the West,” a 2013 documentary by Rice University alumna Alex Warren, will be screened at Rice Cinema Film Theatre Feb. 10. The 7 p.m. screening is free and open to the public. A Q-and-A session with Warren will follow the screening.“Losing the West” is a documentary about the protection of open space and agricultural lands, illustrated by the story of Colorado cowboy Howard Linscott, a gruff, chain-smoking 70-year-old who’s been ranching all his life. As the documentary follows him across the magnificent Colorado Rockies, the film explores whether small ranching and farming and Linscott’s fiercely independent lifestyle can survive as they collide with inevitable population growth in the West and its dwindling natural resources, according to the documentary’s makers. For more information about “Losing the West” and Warren, visit www.losingthewestthemovie.com.The Rice Cinema Film Theatre is located in the Rice Media Center, near campus Entrance 8, at the intersection of Stockton Drive and University Boulevard. The screening is sponsored by Rice’s Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts, the School of Humanities and Rice Cinema.Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at jfalk@rice.edu or 713-348-6775.For a map of Rice University’s campus, go to www.rice.edu/maps/maps.html.-30-Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,920 undergraduates and 2,567 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 6.3-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice has been ranked No. 1 for best quality of life multiple times by the Princeton Review and No. 2 for “best value” among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go here.last_img read more

Rice Business Plan Competition to announce 2018 teams via Facebook Live March

first_imgAddThis ShareMEDIA ADVISORYJeff Falk713-348-6775jfalk@rice.eduMary Lynn Fernau713-348-5374mlfernau@rice.eduRice Business Plan Competition to announce 2018 teams via Facebook Live March 1World’s richest and largest student startup competition draws applicants from top universities HOUSTON – (Feb. 28, 2018) – The 42 teams that have been invited to participate in the 18th annual Rice Business Plan Competition at Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business April 5-7 will be announced via Facebook Live at noon CST March 1. The teams selected to compete for more than $1.5 million in cash and prizes were chosen from nearly 300 applicants of graduate-student teams with a business plan for a new startup company.Rice Business Dean Peter Rodriguez and Peter Comeaux of Cisco, sponsor of the $100,000 Cisco Global Problem Solver Prize, will make the announcement on the competition’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/2018rbpc.Students from the world’s top universities submitted an executive summary and an optional one-minute video pitch through the competition’s website, http://rbpc.rice.edu. All applications were reviewed by a committee comprising select members of the entrepreneurship and investment community.At the competition in April, the 42 teams will compete in four categories: life sciences, information technology/web/mobile, energy/clean technology and tech innovation. A cohort of more than 300 judges will select the winner based on the company that represents the best investment opportunity.Top prizes in the 2018 competition are expected to be similar to last year‘s and include the $300,000 Investment Grand Prize from The GOOSE Society of Texas; $200,000 OWL Investment Prize; $125,000 Houston Angel Network (HAN) Investment Prize; $50,000 Department of Energy Cleantech Prize; $50,000 Women’s Health and Wellness Innovations Prize; $25,000 nCourage Courageous Women Entrepreneurs Prize; $25,000 Texas Business Hall of Fame Best of Texas Prize; $10,000 Pearland Spirit of Entrepreneurship Prize; and NASA Commercial Space Innovation prizes.The 2018 grand prizewinner will ring the closing bell at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York City.“The true measure of success for the Rice Business Plan Competition is the number of teams that launch, raise funding and go on to succeed in their business,” said Brad Burke, managing director of the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship at Rice University, which hosts the event. “The competition has served as the launch pad for a great number of successful entrepreneurial ventures, and the success rate far exceeds the national average.”For more information about the 2018 Rice Business Plan Competition, visit http://rbpc.rice.edu.-30-For more information or to arrange an interview with a competition representative, contact Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at 713-348-6775 or jfalk@rice.edu. The media contact for Cisco is Kati Dahm, 650-248-1226 or kadahm@cisco.com.Follow the RBPC via Twitter @RBPC.Follow the Rice Alliance via Twitter @RiceAlliance.Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.The Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship is Rice University’s nationally recognized initiative devoted to the support of technology commercialization, entrepreneurship education and the launch of technology companies. It was formed as a strategic alliance of three Rice schools: the George R. Brown School of Engineering, the Wiess School of Natural Sciences and the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business. Since inception of the Rice Alliance, more than 2,000 early stage companies have participated at the 185 programs hosted by the alliance and raised more than $5.9 billion in funding.last_img read more

Rice Alliance to host 2018 Department of Energy Cleantech University Prize National

first_imgShareJeff Falk713-348-6775jfalk@rice.eduMary Lynn Fernau713-348-5374mlfernau@rice.eduRice Alliance to host 2018 Department of Energy Cleantech University Prize National Competition$135,000 in prizes to be awardedHOUSTON – (June 22, 2018) – The Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship is hosting the 2018 Department of Energy (DOE) Cleantech University Prize National Competition June 28 at Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business.Twenty-two winning teams from eight regional DOE competitions held earlier this year will present their business plans to nearly 100 judges hailing from the energy, clean-tech and investment sectors. The teams, consisting of students from some of the top universities in the United States, will compete for $135,000 in prizes sponsored by the DOE.An additional $35,000 prize from the Department of Defense will be awarded to the best clean-tech startup in operational energy for defense applications, as judged by representatives from the department.Attendance is free and open to the public, but registration by June 23 is required at https://ricemba.wufoo.com/forms/2018-doe-cleantech-up-attendee-registration.The DOE’s Cleantech University Prize aims to inspire and equip the next generation of clean-energy entrepreneurs and innovators by providing competitive funding for business development, commercialization training and other educational opportunities. At the regional and national competitions, teams go through detailed training in due diligence and leveraging resources in addition to pitching their companies to investors, which helps students develop skills to move their technologies from the discovery phase to the marketplace.The Jones School is located in McNair Hall on the Rice campus, 6100 Main St. Paid parking is available in the garage under McNair Hall. For a campus map, go to maps.rice.edu.2018 DOE Cleantech University Prize competing teamsTeam                                                      University Fiat FluxMIT VerdiLifeUniversity of Iowa CarbonSulColumbia GridfruitCarnegie Mellon University AddThis Boundary LaboratoriesCase Western Reserve University ExperiMLCarnegie Mellon University NUMiX MaterialsNorthwestern Hearth LabsPrinceton ZenchargeDrexel University Aerospec TechnologiesNorthwestern SpotLESS Materials LLC (formerly WasteLESS Tech)Penn State University OmnitricityCarnegie Mellon Universitycenter_img For more information on the competition, visit http://www.cleantechup.org.-30-Follow the Rice Alliance via Twitter @RiceAlliance.Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.The Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship is Rice University’s nationally recognized initiative devoted to the support of technology commercialization, entrepreneurship education and the launch of technology companies. Since its inception, more than 2,200 early stage companies have participated in the 185 programs hosted by the alliance and raised nearly $6 billion in funding. ETC SolarCalTech Ecotone RenewablesCarnegie Mellon University Lithio StorageTufts University SHIOUniversity of Delaware Aelios TechnologiesUniversity of Minnesota SurgePower MaterialsTexas State University Polar PanelUniversity of Houston AteiosUC San Diego Solar Collection TechnologiesTulane University HYPower SolutionsNorth Carolina State University BeltechUniversity of Chicagolast_img read more

Homegrown Terror a Top Threat to US Say Agency Chiefs

first_img(L-R) Elaine Duke, acting secretary, Department of Homeland Security; FBI Director Christopher Wray; Nicholas Rasmussen, director, National Counterterrorism Center, at a Senate hearing on “Threats to the Homeland” in Washington, on Sept. 27, 2017. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times) Homegrown Terror a Top Threat to US, Say Agency Chiefs Radicalization from abroad and domestic violent extremists are the most immediate threatsBy Charlotte Cuthbertson October 8, 2017 Updated: October 12, 2017 Share this article Share US News center_img  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   WASHINGTON—Domestic terrorism, cyber warfare, and jihadist groups were identified as the biggest threats to the United States, at a recent Senate hearing.“Right now, the terror threat to our country equals, and in many ways exceeds, that in the period around 9/11,” said Elaine Duke, acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).The primary international threat is from violent global jihadist groups, who try to radicalize homegrown operatives within the United States as well as attempt to send operatives into the country, Duke said at the annual “Threats to the Homeland” hearing on Sept 27.“However, the department is also focused on the threat of domestic terrorism,” she said. “Ideologically motivated extremists here in the United States are a threat to our nation, our people, and our values.”The Patriot Act defines domestic terrorism as an attempt to “intimidate or coerce a civilian population; to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping.”Motive is the key factor. Mentally deranged individuals whose goal is to kill as many people as possible—such as the mass shootings at the Sandy Hook school, the Aurora movie theater, and Virginia Tech—are not classified as domestic terrorism.Examples of domestic terrorist acts include the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing by Timothy McVeigh; the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing; the 2015 Charleston church shooting; the 2015 San Bernardino shooting; and the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting. Cheryl Reifer looks at the memorial outside Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., on July 31, 2015. Earlier in the morning, Dylann Roof, the shooter in the June 17 massacre was arraigned on 33 federal charges, including hate crimes. (Sean Rayford/Getty Images)The FBI currently has about 1,000 open domestic terrorism investigations and a similar number of ISIS-related investigations, according to Director Christopher Wray.“The domestic terrorism threat is a very, very serious one indeed, and something that we spend a lot of our time focused on,” he said. “It’s a top, top priority for us.”The FBI has arrested 176 domestic terrorism subjects in the last 11 to 12 months, Wray said.Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) expressed concern for the lack of attention on domestic terrorism.“This committee is a good example—we’ve had multiple hearings on the threat of ISIS as it relates to homeland security. We have had zero hearings about the threat of domestic terrorists and the threat they pose in our country and our response to it,” she said. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) at a Senate hearing on “Threats to the Homeland” in Washington on Sept. 27, 2017. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)McCaskill referred to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report that says homegrown violent extremist attacks were responsible for 225 fatalities from Sept. 12, 2001, through Dec. 31, 2016.Of those fatalities, 106 were killed by far-right violent extremists in 62 separate incidents, while 119 were victims of radical Islamist violent extremists in 23 separate incidents, the GAO report states.No federal charge exists for domestic terrorism, and some politicians are pushing for legislation.However, many law enforcement officials say they have enough tools to charge homegrown terrorists, without needing a federal charge. Creating a domestic terrorism charge could also cause murkiness around the First Amendment rights of free speech and religion.“A lot of the domestic terrorism cases that we bring, we’re able to charge under gun charges, explosives charges, all manner of other crimes,” Wray said. Straightforward homicide charges are also effective, he said.Duke said that oftentimes, “when we encounter an act of violence, we don’t know if it’s internationally motivated or domestically motivated.”“There is no longer a ‘home game’ and an ‘away game.’ The line is blurred, and the threats are connected across borders,” she said, listing the cities of recent attacks: London, Barcelona, Paris, San Bernardino, Brussels, Orlando, Istanbul, Nice, and Berlin.Nicholas Rasmussen, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, agreed, saying the array of terrorist acts around the world is “broader, wider, and deeper” now than it has been at any time since 9/11. Nicholas Rasmussen, director, National Counterterrorism Center, at a Senate hearing on “Threats to the Homeland” in Washington on Sept. 27, 2017. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)Rasmussen said homegrown violent extremists (HVEs) are the most immediate threat to the United States.He said that although multiple factors mobilize homegrown extremists to commit violence, ISIS’s large-scale media and propaganda efforts will likely continue to reach and influence them in the United States.“The convergence of violent extremist ideology and personal grievances or perceived affronts likely played a role in motivating these HVEs to attack,” Rasmussen said. He said extremists such as the Orlando nightclub shooter in June 2016 and the San Bernardino shooters in December 2015 may have also conducted attacks against personally significant targets.Rasmussen said most homegrown extremists—either lone actors or small insular groups—tend to “gravitate toward soft targets and simple tactics of opportunity that do not require advanced skills or outside training.”The National Counterterrorism Center expects that to continue, but traditional targets are still at risk, such as military personnel, law enforcement, and other symbols of the U.S. government.“We are still working to learn more about what may have motivated suspects in other recent attacks,” Rasmussen said.International ThreatsDuke said the DHS has to prepare for a new age of terrorism. Elaine Duke, acting secretary, Department of Homeland Security, at a Senate hearing on “Threats to the Homeland” in Washington on Sept. 27, 2017. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)“We are seeing a surge in terrorist activity because the fundamentals of terrorism have changed,” she said. “Our enemies are crowdsourcing their violence online, promoting a do-it-yourself approach that involves using any weapons their followers can get their hands on easily.”Rasmussen outlined the terror threats that have changed over the last year, including those from ISIS and new aviation threats.ISIS has lost several senior leaders and significant territory it controlled in Iraq and Syria.“However, these territorial losses unfortunately have not translated into a corresponding reduction in the group’s ability to inspire attacks,” Rasmussen said. “It also tells us that the ISIS ability to reach globally is still largely intact.”He said ISIS is, in some ways, reverting to its roots, “[using] the tactics we saw in the period of 2004 to 2008—when it operated as an insurgency called al-Qaeda in Iraq.”And, Rasmussen said, al-Qaeda itself has never stopped being a terror threat.Aviation ThreatsRasmussen said a resurgence in aviation threats has emerged in the last year and is causing a level of concern not seen since 2010.In July, four men were arrested in Sydney, Australia, after an ISIS-inspired plot to bring down a plane was uncovered and disrupted. The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation raised the aviation threat level to “probable” for several days before downgrading it to “possible.”In June last year, three attackers killed 45 people and injured more than 230 in a gun and bomb attack on Istanbul’s Ataturk airport. No one claimed responsibility for the attack, but officials said it bore the hallmarks of ISIS.ISIS claimed responsibility for a March 2016 attack on an airport and metro in Brussels, where three suicide bombers killed 32 people and injured more than 300.“Terrorists remain focused on aviation targets because they recognize the economic damage that may result from even unsuccessful attempts to either down aircraft or attack airports, as well as the potential high loss of life and the attention the media devotes to these attacks,” Rasmussen said in his prepared remarks.“Violent extremist publications continue to promote the desirability of aviation attacks and have provided information on how to target the air domain.”CyberthreatsWray said changes in technology are a primary concern the FBI faces. He said the nature of threats has changed, and the scope and scale have increased. FBI Director Christopher Wray at a Senate hearing on “Threats to the Homeland” in Washington on Sept. 27, 2017. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)“Virtually every national security and criminal threat the FBI faces is cyber-based or technologically facilitated,” he said in his prepared remarks.“We face sophisticated cyber threats from foreign intelligence agencies, hackers for hire, organized crime syndicates, and terrorists. These threat actors constantly seek to access and steal our nation’s classified information, trade secrets, technology, and ideas—all of which are of great importance to our national and economic security. They seek to strike our critical infrastructure and to harm our economy.”Groups such as ISIS can spread their propaganda and inspire attacks through social media, and encryption technology—which ensures citizen privacy—makes it easy for bad actors to communicate and coordinate but difficult for law enforcement to investigate.Counterterrorism EffortsRasmussen said that although more challenges exist in the world today, “we have more capacity to defend ourselves— more capacity to keep ourselves safe—than we have ever had before.”“The number of arrests and disruptions we’ve seen around the globe … is testament to really effective and strong law enforcement and intelligence work,” he said.Duke said the recent tailored travel restrictions are part of counterterrorism efforts. The DHS now requires all foreign governments to share information—including terrorist identities and criminal history information—with the U.S. government before a person travels into the country.“We must know who is coming into our country,” she said.The DHS is also focusing on securing the aviation sector, disrupting transnational criminal organizations, increasing security within the postal and cargo services, and conducting public awareness campaigns.Reuters contributed to this report. Follow Charlotte on Twitter: @charlottecuthbo Show Discussionlast_img read more

Dont Leave Dogs Outside in Extreme Weather You Could Wind up in

first_imgA puppy. (Pixabay) The puppy was dehydrated and starving, suffered from severe mange, his skin oozed blood and pus, and he was infested with maggots, according to Lancaster Online. Share Lucky for Libre, he made a recovery after ongoing care from animal rescue officials and vets and had become the face for the introduction of new animal cruelty measures.From NTD.tv  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Don’t Leave Dogs Outside in Extreme Weather: You Could Wind up in Jail By Janita Kan November 27, 2017 Updated: November 27, 2017 Show Discussion As temperatures continue to drop, animal shelters in Pennsylvania are reminding pet owners to ensure that their dogs are not tied up outside in freezing temperatures for more than half an hour without adequate shelter.Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter’s communications director, Jennifer Vanderau, has asked pet owners to keep their dogs out of the elements and try not to let their dogs be rained on.“Your doghouse that you have should keep them dry. If it rains and that freezes, that’s awful. Please make sure that they can get out of the elements and they can get into the doghouse and not actually be rained on. Have it raised off the ground if you can,” Vanderau told ABC News.“We have a lot of concerned citizens in the area,” she added. (Pixabay)Vandera said cruelty officers from their shelter get calls about animals outside in freezing weather. Now with the new law passed in August this year, animal shelter officers will be able to do something about those animals. Libre’s Law provides a series of changes to Pennsylvania’s anti-animal cruelty law such as increasing penalties for animal cruelty and imposing more guidelines for the tethering of dogs outside.Under the changes, pet owners who leave their dogs tied up at temperatures above 90 degrees or below 32 degrees Fahrenheit for more than 30 minutes could be charged with a summary offense, face a fine between $50 to $750, or be jailed for up to 90 days, or both.Depending on the condition of the dog, pet owners could be charged a misdemeanor of the second- or third-degree and face up to one year in jail or a $2,000 fine, or both.Pennsylvania Director of the Humane Society of the United States Kristen Tullo said there actually have been animals that have been frozen to the ground.“The animals are coming in because of damage to their paws and because of bleeding paws and because of frostbite, hypothermia, and even death in situations,” Tullo told the ABC news.The Libre Law was enacted after Libre, a 7-week-old Boston terrier, was found by a delivery man severely neglected by its owner in Lancaster. US News Share this article Dear reader, we have a little favor to ask of you. We work hard to deliver important and interesting articles to you, but we can’t do it without ad revenue.Please help support independent journalism by sharing this article with your friends and family. It takes less than a minute. Thank you! Follow Janita on Twitter: @janitakan last_img read more

Two US CENTCOM Troops Killed In Apparent Insider Attack

first_img  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Show Discussion Middle East Share this article Sharecenter_img The Pentagon is investigating “an apparent insider attack” in the Tarin Kowt district of Afghanistan’s Uruzgan Province on July 7 that killed two service members in U.S. Central Command and wounded two others.The servicemembers were killed while supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, according to a July 9 Pentagon report. The operation is the codename for the global war on terrorism, which began in October 2001.The name of one U.S. servicemember killed in the recent attack has been released as Army Cpl. Joseph Maciel of South Gate, California. Maciel was posthumously promoted to corporal and had served in Afghanistan since February.The statement says that Maciel was an infantryman assigned to the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, based at Fort Benning, Georgia; Task Force 1-28 Infantry is deployed in support of the 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade.The incident took place just ahead of key talks between U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pomeo and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.Major shifts also took place in the war in Afghanistan just prior to the possible insider attack. In June, the Taliban accepted a three-day ceasefire in Afghanistan, which was extended through negotiations and also included the beginning of peace talks. Pompeo commended Ghani on the event in a June 16 statement, and said “peace talks by necessity would include a discussion of the role of international actors and forces. The United States is prepared to support, facilitate and participate in these discussions.”The ceasefire with the Taliban did not, however, include a ceasefire in U.S. counterterrorism operations against ISIS, al-Qaeda, or other terrorist groups.Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of U.S. Central Command, said in a June 7 statement that “All journeys begin with a single step, and we hope the Taliban joins the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in taking this first step towards what could be a more peaceful, prosperous and secure Afghanistan.” Follow Joshua on Twitter: @JoshJPhilipp U.S. Army soldiers from NATO look on as U.S. flag flies at a checkpoint during a patrol against Islamic State militants in the Deh Bala District in eastern Nangarhar Province on July 7, 2018. (Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images) Two US CENTCOM Troops Killed In ‘Apparent Insider Attack’ By Joshua Philipp, The Epoch Times July 9, 2018 Updated: July 9, 2018last_img read more

Almond Milk Recalled Due to Possibly Containing Actual Milk

first_img US News Show Discussion Share A carton of the recalled Vanilla Almond Breeze almond milk. The recall was due to fears of triggering dairy allergies. (Blue Diamond) Almond Milk Recalled Due to Possibly Containing Actual Milk By Zachary Stieber August 3, 2018 Updated: August 3, 2018center_img Vanilla Almond Breeze milk has been recalled because it may contain cow’s milk.The half-gallon refrigerated cartons are being recalled over fears that people who bought the so-called milk alternative to avoid dairy allergies will have those allergies triggered by the cow’s milk that may have gotten into the cartons.“HP Hood LLC is voluntarily recalling a limited number of half-gallon (1.89 L) cartons of refrigerated Vanilla Almond Breeze almond milk because the product may contain milk, an allergen not listed on the label,” stated the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in an alert. “People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.”About 145,000 cartons have been recalled, from 28 states.Those states are: Alaska, Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin.People who bought one or more of the cartons in those states should check the cartons and look for the use-by date. The recalled cartons have a use-by date of Sept. 2, 2018.The cartons will also have a Universal Product Code (UPC barcode) of 41570 05621 on the side panel of the carton next to the nutrition facts, according to the agency.The milk is safe to drink for those who don’t have dairy allergies but anyone who wants to can return it to the retail location where they purchased it for a full refund or exchange.Anyone with questions is encouraged to contact Blue Diamond at 1-800-400-1522.From NTD.tv Follow Zachary on Twitter: @zackstieber  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Share this articlelast_img read more

Melania Trump Talks About Potentially Becoming First Lady in 1999 Video

first_img An interview video of Melania Trump in 1999 has re-emerged in which the first lady said that Donald Trump, her then-boyfriend, “would be a great leader.” She also shared some thoughts on potentially being the first lady.Melania, who was then 26 and known by her maiden name Melania Knauss, was interviewed by former ABC News correspondent Don Dahler on Dec. 3, 1999, following a photo shoot in New York City for a North Shore Animal League America campaign. ABC republished part of the interview on Oct. 13.Melania Trump with Donald Trump Donald Trump, Melania Trump, and son Barron attend the ceremony honoring him with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, Calif. on Jan. 16, 2006. (Vince Bucci/Getty Images)She shared her thoughts in the 1999 video about what it might be like if she were the first lady.“I will be very traditional, like Jackie Kennedy. I will support him [Trump],” Melania replied when asked by Dahler to picture herself being married to the president.“I will do a lot of social obligations,” she added. She also stated that she was willing to become the first lady at the price of giving up her modeling career, saying, “I will stand by [my] man.”Melania and Trump married in 2005 in Palm Beach, Florida.The First Lady Travels the WorldMelania recently concluded her first solo trip as first lady to Africa. She visited Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, and Egypt, delivering the message of her “Be Best” child-welfare initiative to the region.After visiting Malawi and Ghana, she arrived in Nairobi, Kenya, on Oct. 4 to a red-carpet welcome. The next day, she spent time with Kenyan first lady Margaret Kenyatta, who she met at the White House on Aug. 28 when Kenyatta accompanied her husband on a trip to the United States.Melania flew to Cairo from Nairobi on Oct. 6 and received a warm welcome from Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and his wife, Entissar, at the presidential palace in Cairo.The first lady visited a few of Egypt’s many cultural sites afterward, including the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid—one of the Seven Wonders of the World—in Giza with Egypt’s Minister of Antiquity Khaled Al-Anany.The four-country and six-day trip was a big step for the first lady on the world stage. She said the message of her tour was to show the world that “we care.”“We care, and we want to show the world that we care,” she said.It was also a rare example of a time when she answered questions by reporters on a variety of topics.Speaking in Cairo on the tour’s final leg, Melania praised Trump’s Supreme Court choice, Brett Kavanaugh, and said she was glad he and his accuser had a chance to be heard following allegations of sexual assault prior to Saturday’s Senate approval of his nomination.“I’m glad that Dr. Ford was heard. I’m glad that Judge Kavanaugh was heard,” Melania said, referring to psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her.Kavanaugh denied the uncorroborated accusation strongly. All four witnesses mentioned by Ford were unable to recall such an event, including Kavanaugh’s friend Mark Judge, who said he never saw the judge act that way.Reuters contributed to this report. US News Melania Trump Talks About Potentially Becoming First Lady in 1999 Video By Allen Zhong October 13, 2018 Updated: October 13, 2018 Share Show Discussioncenter_img QualityAuto 1080p720p480p360p240pRewind 10 SecondsNext UpLive00:0000:0000:00ChromecastClosed CaptionsSettingsFullscreen  click to watch video Share this article  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   last_img read more

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first_img Show Discussion Share Share this article US News  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   center_img New York Cardinal Appoints Retired Judge to Review Archdiocese’s Sex-Abuse Cases By Reuters September 20, 2018 Updated: September 20, 2018 NEW YORK–Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York named a former federal judge and prosecutor on Sept. 20 to independently review how the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York has handled allegations of sexual abuse, after what Dolan said was a “summer of hell.”Barbara Jones, who retired as a U.S. district judge in 2013, said she and a team of lawyers would have unfettered access to all materials as they reviewed sex-abuse claim policies and procedures in the country’s second-largest archdiocese.“The cardinal has told me to leave no stone unturned and to provide him directly with the results of our work,” Jones, who is now in private practice, said at a news conference.She recently served as a court-appointed special master to review items seized by federal agents in raids on the home and office of Michael Cohen, the former personal attorney for President Donald Trump.The church in the United States, Chile, Australia, and Ireland is in the midst of a crisis over sexual abuse of minors.“Many of our people and priests are calling it the ‘Summer of Hell’ for our Catholic family,” Dolan said at the news conference. He asked Jones to look for any gaps in the archdiocese’s policies for dealing with sex-abuse allegations. In August, Pope Francis wrote a letter to all of the world’s some 1.2 billion Catholics asking each of them to help root out “this culture of death” and vowing there would be no more cover-ups.In July, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick of Washington resigned his position in church leadership after a review concluded that claims that he had sexually abused a 16-year-old boy were credible.In August, Pennsylvania’s attorney general released a grand jury report that said 301 priests had sexually abused minors over the past 70 years. Earlier this month, New York’s attorney general issued civil subpoenas to all eight Catholic dioceses in the state as part of a sex abuse investigation.By Peter Szekely Former judge in the U.S District Court for the Southern District of New York Barbara S. Jone and Archbishop of New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan speak during a news conference in Manhattan, New York Sept. 20, 2018. (Reuters/Jeenah Moon) last_img read more

📌The Pentagon has released the identities of two

first_img📌The #Pentagon has released the identities of two #US soldiers who died in an operation in northern #Afghanistan on Friday.Sgt. 1st Class Will D. Lindsay, 33, and Spc. Joseph P. Collette, 29, died from wounds sustained during combat operations in #Kunduz province. pic.twitter.com/3DUwazZFLY— Melisa (@cmellaniac) March 24, 2019 Share Pentagon Identifies Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan By Wire Service Content March 24, 2019 Updated: March 24, 2019 Share this article SPC Joseph “Joey” Collette.由 10th Special Forces Group – Airborne 发布于 2019年3月23日周六 This marks the third and fourth US military deaths in Afghanistan in 2019 and comes as the Trump administration has sought to negotiate with the Taliban to help bring the conflict to an end.Last year on Nov. 27, a roadside bomb killed three American soldiers in eastern Afghanistan, the attack appeared to be the deadliest attack on U.S. forces in Afghanistan in the last 17 months.The three service members were killed by an improvised explosive device that detonated near Ghazni city, NATO’s Resolute Support mission said in a press release.The attack also left three other soldiers wounded in addition to an American contractor. They were evacuated and are receiving medical care.The bomb detonation killings came just days after a U.S. service member was shot to death on Nov. 24. The NATO Resolute Support mission said on Nov. 27 that he was “likely accidentally shot by our Afghan partner force” while conducting an operation targeting al Qaeda militants in Nimroz province.Maj. Brent Taylor of Utah Maj. Brent Taylor of the Utah National Guard. Taylor, former mayor of North Ogden, died in Afghanistan, on Nov. 3, 2018. (Utah National Guard/AP)The deaths also came several weeks after a Utah mayor and National Guard member was killed by one of the Afghan trainees he was training. Brent Taylor’s mission was to help train and build the capacity of the Afghan national army.NTD News reporter Zachary Stieber and The Associated Press contributed to this report.2019 CNN Trademark Show Discussion Collette was assigned to the 242nd Ordnance Battalion, 71st Explosive Ordnance Group in Fort Carson, Colorado, and Lindsay was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) out of Fort Carson. Two US defense officials told CNN Friday that the two US service members were killed during a partnered US-Afghan military operation. The officials added that initial indications are that they were killed during a fight with the Taliban. Afghan troops were also killed in the incident. The Pentagon has identified two soldiers killed Friday, March 22, in Kunduz Province in Afghanistan as a result of what it said were wounds sustained while engaged in combat.The two soldiers were identified as Sgt. 1st Class Will Lindsay, 33, of Cortez, Colorado, and Spc. Joseph Collette of Lancaster, Ohio, 29.center_img Col. Lawrence Ferguson, commander of the 10th Special Forces group, of which Lindsay was a member, said in a statement that his fellow soldiers are “deeply saddened” by his loss.“Will was one of the best in our formation, with more than a decade of service in the Regiment at all levels of noncommissioned officer leadership. We will focus now on supporting his Family and honoring his legacy and sacrifice,” Ferguson said. SFC Will Lindsay in Iraq. Will spent six years of his Special Forces career as a senior weapons sergeant.由 10th Special Forces Group – Airborne 发布于 2019年3月23日周六 According to Army spokesman Lt. Col. Loren Bymer, Lindsay enlisted in the Army in 2004 and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart Medal, among other awards. His deployments include a handful of tours in Iraq, as well as tours in Tajikistan and Afghanistan.  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   QualityAuto 1080p720p480p360p240pRewind 10 SecondsNext UpLive00:0000:0000:00ChromecastClosed CaptionsSettingsFullscreen  click to watch video SFC Will Lindsay conducting convoy operations in Iraq. Will served multiple tours in Iraq in addition to two tours in Afghanistan.由 10th Special Forces Group – Airborne 发布于 2019年3月23日周六 US News last_img read more