first_imgIn a bid to make it easier for foreign nationals to visit India for business trips, the government of India has relaxed e-business visa norms. The revised rules provide for longer visa validity, continuous stay up to 180 days and multiple entries into India, among major changes.Read it at Financial Express Related Itemslast_img

first_imgScotland’s Kimberly Renicks shouts after pushing India’s Shushila Likmabam down in the finalIndian judokas Sushila Likmabam and Navjot Chana bagged the silver medals on the opening day of the 20th Commonwealth Games for India.Sushila Likmabam won India its third medal after settling for the silver against Scotland’s Kimberley Renicks in the final of the women’s 48kg category on Thursday.India’s fourth medal came through Navjot Chana who went down fighting against England’s Ashley McKenzie in the men’s 60kg Judo final bout at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre(SECC).The 30-year-old Chana was nowhere near his best during the final round. He picked up three penalties during the bout as McKenzie emerged the clear winner.last_img read more

first_imgLiverpool defender Kolo Toure has voiced his support for team mate Mamadou Sakho after the France international allegedly failed a drugs test before Saturday’s 2-2 Premier League draw against struggling Newcastle United.France’s RMC radio reported that Sakho, who is currently not subject to any suspension as the result of a investigation by UEFA was pending, had failed a dope test following the use of a fat-burning drug as an aid to weight loss.Toure was banned for six months in 2011 while at former club Manchester City for a similar failed drugs test.”I don’t want to remember that because it has been tough for me. I don’t even want to talk about that because it is very hard,” Toure told British media.”Right now I haven’t spoken with Mama, to be honest. I’ve been in there and it has been really difficult, definitely. This is private but he knows what I think about him.”The 35-year-old Toure is out of contract in the summer but British media reported that manager Juergen Klopp was positive about his prospects of staying on.”The future is bright for me and it was good news from the manager, so I’m looking forward to it,” the former Arsenal defender said.”Bringing something off the pitch is natural for me. I’m doing that because I want to help my team-mates. I want to fight on the pitch. That is what I bring. I will keep doing that. It doesn’t matter what happens, anywhere I go.”advertisementLiverpool take on Spanish side Villarreal at the Estadio El Madrigal in the first leg of the Europa League semi-final on Thursday.last_img read more

first_imgBy Amanpreet Singh New Delhi, Apr 27 (PTI) The All India Tennis Associations plan of conducting 44 international events on the back of government support this season is unlikely to materialise with the Sports Ministry indicating that it is not keen to provide funds. The ministry has told AITA that holding tournaments is strictly a national federations domain and the government can only chip in for some cases. Indias tennis calendar has a barren look to it as ATP Challengers have vanished from it, leaving the countrys players with no Tier-II tournaments which can help them earn ranking points and money. In 2015, India hosted four USD 50,000 Challengers and in 2016 it was reduced to two — Delhi Open and the Pune Challenger. This season, four months have passed but the players have not got a single Challenger to compete in as the Delhi Open, which is usually held in February, has been delayed. Only one state association — MSLTA — has committed to continue with its Challenger in Pune in October. In the 2015 season, India had hosted 19 mens ITF Futures and 16 womens ITF events but last year, not event half of that could take place. AITA Secretary General Hironmoy Chatterjee had recently said that they have submitted a proposal to the government through Annual Calendar for Training and Competition (ACTC), seeking help of Rs 11 crore for hosting 44 international tournaments. AITA was hoping that the government would chip in with this funding, while it would raise money for the rest of the cost. However, a ministry source, who is in know of the things, said organising tournaments is a Federations responsibility. “We have told them that organising such tournaments is the responsibility of the Federation and its Members and Affiliates. Government can only supplement to some extent. We can maybe help them with one big ATP tournament,” the official told PTI. “Moreover the Federation should also work on a strong development programme, which the government would be happy to support,” the source added. Sports Minister Vijay Goel further said that his ministry was not considering any proposal to fund tennis tournaments as claimed by AITA. It has been an onerous task to raise sponsors for tennis events in India with hardly any corporate house coming forward to support the tournaments. To host a USD 50,000 Challenger event, a state association requires at least USD 100,000. “We have been asking for help for the last 4 to 5 years and at last the government has agreed to support tournaments,” Chatterjee had said when quizzed about lack of tournaments in the country. “We could not do Challengers last year because whoever ventured into Challengers lost a lot of money. They could not raise money required to host these Challengers. All over the world, its the government that supports these events. “We have included Challengers in ACTC and we have told them (the government) you have to immediately give us approval because for allotment of these tournaments, you require three months time to apply,” he said. As per the arrangement, the AITA has to first host tournaments and then ask for reimbursement of funds from the government to pass it on to the state associations. AITA claims to host 855 tournaments in a year, including talent series, national series, state ranking, national ranking, mens and ladies without any support. But it says to host international tournaments, government support is a must. It will be extremely tough for the Indian players to go up the ranking ladder without Challengers in the country. Players such as Ramkumar Ramanathan, Prajnesh Gunnseawaran and N Sriram Balaji need to move from the Futures level to Challengers level to make any progress. PTI AT PM PMadvertisementlast_img read more

first_imgSACRAMENTO, Calif. — DeMarcus Cousins was more concerned with Sacramento’s defensive deficiencies than he was pleased by another big offensive night.Cousins scored nine of his season-high 39 points in overtime in his return from a stomach ailment, and the Kings rallied after blowing a lead late in regulation to hand the New York Knicks their seventh straight loss, 135-129 on Dec. 27.“We have to get back to being the real Kings,” Cousins said. “That’s wanting to defend at a high level, taking pride in actually playing defense. We can’t be a team that comes out every night and tries to outscore people. That’s not us.”Rudy Gay scored 29 points and Darren Collison added 27 points, 10 assists and a tiebreaking 3-pointer late in overtime for the slumping Kings.Sacramento had lost seven of its previous eight games, including four of five under interim coach Tyrone Corbin. But a matchup with the NBA’s second-worst team helped reverse that slide after the Kings blew a 14-point, fourth-quarter lead.“We’ve been struggling to find a way to win,” Collison said. “When you struggle so much, you really don’t know how to win. It’s just good to get a win under our belt right now so we understand this is how we need to play.”Carmelo Anthony scored 36 points for the short-handed Knicks, who dressed only nine players in losing for the 17th time in 18 games.Forward Quincy Acy was suspended for a flagrant foul against Washington’s John Wall on Dec. 25. Forward Amare Stoudemire (right knee) and guard J.R. Smith (partially torn left plantar fascia) were held out with injuries. New York is already without forward Andrea Bargnani (strained right calf) and guard Iman Shumpert (left shoulder).“We stayed committed to each other as teammates no matter what the circumstances were,” coach Derek Fisher said. “They kept fighting out there. You have to have that in order to give yourself a chance to win.”New York fought back to tie the game in the final minute of regulation. Cole Aldrich converted a three-point play with 38 seconds left to make it 117-115 and Tim Hardaway Jr. scored on a fast break following a turnover by Cousins to tie the game.Anthony then stole the ball from Gay with a second left to force overtime.The Kings took the lead for good on a corner 3-pointer from Collison with 1:22 to play. A dunk by Cousins extended it to five and Collison’s fast-break layup sealed it with 39 seconds remaining.“He kind of fuels the whole engine,” Corbin said of Collison. “When he goes, that picks up the pace for us. I thought he did a great job leading us tonight.”The Kings once again showed they are a completely different team with Cousins on the floor than when he is out injured. A night after Cousins sat with an illness in a loss to Phoenix, he got off to a fast start against the Knicks. He scored 15 points in the first seven minutes, including an emphatic dunk over Samuel Dalembert and a rare 3-pointer.The Kings improved to 11-8 with Cousins on the floor. Sacramento has lost nine of 11 without Cousins, who missed 10 games with viral meningitis. The struggles during that stretch contributed to the decision to fire coach Michael Malone last month.(JOSH DUBOW, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

first_imgIAR Systems presents a major update of its development tools for Renesas automotive-focused RH850 microcontrollers. The latest version of the complete C/C++ compiler and debugger toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench for Renesas RH850 offers boosted user experience and extended capabilities through a number of new features.IAR Embedded Workbench for Renesas RH850 incorporates a compiler, a debugger, an assembler and a linker in one integrated development environment. It is available in several editions to suit different company needs, including a functional safety edition certified by TÜV SÜD according to IEC 61508, ISO 26262 and EN 50128. Renesas Electronics’ RH850 automotive MCU family includes rich functional safety and embedded security features needed for advanced automotive applications. Version 2.10 of IAR Embedded Workbench for Renesas RH850 adds compliance with the latest C language standard ISO/IEC 9899:2011 and the latest C++ standard ISO/IEC 14882:2014, ensuring high-quality, future-proof code. Renowned for producing very efficient code, the IAR C/C++ Compiler in IAR Embedded Workbench for Renesas RH850 now supports stack protection and stack usage analysis functionality. Available as an add-on for the toolchain is the static analysis tool C-STAT, which is now updated with a number of new checks. With these additions, developers building RH850-based applications are able to further strengthen code quality, stability and reliability in their embedded applications.Automotive embedded applications are growing in complexity, which means it can be challenging to make a correct setup of peripherals from scratch. The Renesas Smart Configurator is a tool for combining software, automatically generating control programs for peripheral modules, and pin setting from the GUI with built-in cross-checks to avoid potential contention with multiplexed functions. In version 2.10 of IAR Embedded Workbench for Renesas RH850, automated code generation from Renesas Smart Configurator is made possible through the straight-forward project connection functionality.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous Express Logic: X-Ware IoT platform supports SAM L11 microcontrollersNext TI: 200 and 100-W USB Type-C and USB PD controllers with fully integrated power pathslast_img read more

first_imgSpeedster Navdeep Saini was impressive in the ongoing edition of the IPL and has rightly caught the attention of former England medium-pacer Dominic Cork, who says India will have a “massive” future with him.Saini picked up 11 wickets for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) from 13 matches and was their second best bowler after spinner Yuzvendra Chahal.Though the Viral Kohli-led team failed to qualify for the playoffs, the 26-year-old pacer was impressive.”For me when you look at Navdeep Saini, I think India will have a massive future with. If we actually clip on him here and we play.”We need to see the deliveries with his pegs,” Cork, a Star Sports Select Dugout expert, was quoted as saying in a media release here Monday.”The one thing I want to tell these young bowlers is that its about the head position. He (Saini) can be a little taller.”It looks like he is just going to fall away so he might put his weight forward. So that is Saini, someone who is already very successful in this game,” added Cork, who played 37 Tests for England.Saini is one of the four pacers who will assist Team India in their ODI World Cup preparations in England.He will be a net bowler and help Team India during the World Cup along with three others, the BCCI had announced earlier.Meanwhile, another young find from the current edition of the IPL was Assam’s Riyan Parag, who played for the Rajasthan Royals.advertisementFormer Australian batsman Dean Jones, also a ‘Select Dug-Out’ expert, lavished praise on the teenager, who at 17 years and 175 days, became the youngest player to register an IPL fifty. He achieved the feat against the Delhi Capitals.”Riyan Parag is an absolute potential superstar. I reckon he plays amazing shots to all parts of the ground.”He has amazing stroke play and is good on the back foot and front foot, hes good everywhere. He has a knack for getting into the right position just as the ball is released,” Jones said.”Just like (South African superstar) AB de Villiers he gives himself access to the ball to hit it 360 degrees,” said the former Australian cricketer.Parag scored 160 runs from seven matches but impressed one and all with his striking ability.Also Read | Navdeep Saini, Khaleel Ahmed among 4 pacers to assist India in World Cup 2019 preparationAlso Read | Brett Lee heaps praise on pacers Bumrah, Prasidh and Sainilast_img read more


first_imgOle Gunnar Solskjaer praises absolutely top class Marcus RashfordMarcus Rashford has scored five times in seven matches under Manchester United’s interim coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in all competition.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service ManchesterJanuary 21, 2019UPDATED: January 21, 2019 16:29 IST Marcus Rashford made his 150th appearance for Manchester United on Saturday (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMarcus Rashford has scored five times in seven matches under Manchester United’s interim coach Ole Gunnar SolskjaerRashford marked his 150th game for Man United by scoring against Brighton & Hove Albion”It is a pleasure working with him,” Ole Gunnar Solskjaer saidManchester United interim coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said Marcus Rashford can emulate the efforts of Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo at the club. In the game against Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday, Marcus Rashford made his 150th appearance in their 2-1 win, reaching the mark at a younger age than both Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo.”Definitely, he can be absolutely top class,” ESPNFC quoted Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as saying.”He is only 21 but the maturity he is showing at times is more than 21 and his work rate. The more you score the more you believe you are going to score and everyone says when you don’t score ‘he is bound to score soon’. The more you score the more chance you have of being confident, running into the same positions. The way he works during the week is fantastic because he practices a lot. It is a pleasure working with him,” he added.Club’s senior player Ashley Young believes Marcus Rashford is getting better by working with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.”I think he’s learning each day and obviously the manager will guide him in the way he does. Marcus just wants to learn. I’ve said it from the time he broke into the team and even before then, he can be an unbelievable talent, he’s got the world ahead of him,” Young said.”He wants to learn as well, which is a good thing to see in a youngster now. He’s on a great scoring run right now and I hope it continues for him.”advertisementRashford has found the back of the net five times in Solskjaer’s seven games in charge so far. He marked his 150th club game with a fine goal against Brighton, finding the top corner from an acute angle.In-form Manchester United, who have won their last seven fixtures, take on bitter foes Arsenal in the FA Cup on Friday.”We’ll work on what we need to this week, prepare in the right way and I’m sure if we can play the way we’ve been showing and even add to what we’ve done, I’m sure we’ll go down there and do well,” Young said.Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Ole Gunnar SolskjaerFollow Marcus RashfordFollow Manchester Unitedlast_img read more

first_imgGrupo MS now joins GAC’s global logistics network as a local partner, opening the door to companies located in Mexico to a joint portfolio of integrated logistics solutions.Grupo MS Director Sergio Lara has been appointed to liaise between the two companies and ensure smooth service delivery to its customers.The new partnership will focus on serving the increasing trade between Asia and Mexico, in response to positive changes in trade agreements with China in particular, and following in-depth study of the market by GAC’s business development team.Sergio Lara and GAC America’s Vice Presudent Lars HeisselbergReggie Gray, GAC North America’s Vice President – Business Development, said: “Last year, China and Mexico signed the Tequila Pact, encouraging trade between the two countries. GAC already has a strong presence in China, and throughout the region, and we want businesses in Mexico to know we have what it takes to meet their logistics needs to and from Asia.”Press Release, July 11th, 2014 zoom GAC has boosted its logistics business in Mexico by signing an agency agreement with Grupo MS, a customs broker and freight forwarding company based in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas.last_img read more

first_imgSouth Korean shipping company Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has extended the term of its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) C.K. Yoo. until 2021.“All employees of HMM – with a sense of great duty and mission as the only national ocean carrier – will give our all to leap forward as one of the top global shipping carriers.”  “We believe that HMM will gain great cost-competitiveness and strengthen its sales power,” Yoo said.The term extension is being reported in the light of the company’s 42nd regular shareholders’ meeting held at the HMM’s headquarters in Seoul.Yoo is expected to resume the company’s fleet renewal campaign which has seen HMM order construction of five very large crude carriers (VLCC) last year at DSME and acquire two 11,000 TEU containerships.Earlier this week, the company announced it had secured USD 420 million to finance the construction of the quartet.As announced by Yoo in January, the company intends to double its vessel capacity by 2022.As part of the plan, HMM revealed an investment in the construction of 22,000 TEU newbuilding that is expected to be formalized shortly.Furthermore, the company has launched a digitalization of its operation via a switch to a Cloud-based next-generation system, planned to be completed by 2020.Image Courtesy: HMMlast_img read more

first_imgOTTAWA — Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. saw its third-quarter profit drop compared with a year ago as the housing market showed signs of cooling off.The country’s largest mortgage insurer says it earned $387 million for the three months ending on Sept. 30, down from $467 million in the same period a year earlier.Revenue totalled $1.05 billion in the third quarter, compared with $1.26 billion last year.CMHC offers mortgage default insurance for homebuyers as well as loans for multi-unit residential projects and portfolios of loans secured by residential properties.It says it anticipates tighter mortgage rules, rising interest rates and a slowing economy to reduce demand for housing and continue to impact its earnings over the near term.The agency says for the first three quarters of 2018, the average CMHC-insured homebuyer bought a home for nearly $276,000 with down payment of 7.7 per cent.  Nearly all CMHC-insured homebuyers chose a 25-year amortization period. Thirty-one per cent opted for a variable-rate mortgage over a fixed-rate loan.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

“Violence against indigenous women came out very, very strongly” during the half day dialogue Thursday, 15 May, on the Asian region of the 13th session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at UN Headquarters, Forum member Raja Devashish Roy of Bangladesh told reporters at a press conference after the morning session.According to the Permanent Forum, indigenous women continue to pay the price of structural forms of violence and discrimination, as well as from the persistence of conflicts and militarized areas in a number of Asian countries.“Numerous cases of rape, sexual enslavement and also killing of indigenous women and girls in conflicts have been reported in a number of countries; very few have been investigated and the perpetrators prosecuted,” the Forum said quoting information compiled by UN agencies.The Permanent Forum, comprised of 16 independent experts, is one of three UN bodies that is mandated to deal specifically with indigenous peoples’ issues. The others are the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Special Rapporteur Rights of Indigenous Peoples.Some 1,500 indigenous participants from all regions of the world have come together for this year’s two-week meeting from 12 to 23 May at UN Headquarters where they are engaging with members of the Permanent Forum, UN Member States, and UN agencies in advancing the rights of indigenous peoples. Opening the session on indigenous peoples in Asia, home to more than 2,000 civilizations and languages, forum member Joan Carling of the Philippines noted positive developments addressing concerns of indigenous peoples in Indonesia, Nepal and Japan, as well as by UN agencies.But Ms. Carling, in her overview of the Asian region, cited examples of the extent of marginalization of indigenous peoples in the Asian region. She noted that in the Philippines in the aftermath of the super typhoon Yolanda (known outside the region as “Haiyan”), which left some 4 million people homeless, among those victims are indigenous peoples who were marginalized in the delivery of aid and remain left out of rehabilitation efforts.She noted that the Yolanda case demonstrates the vulnerability of indigenous peoples in disasters, saying that Philippines situation mirrors indigenous people victims of tsunamis in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand.Ms. Carling also referred to how Asian indigenous peoples “are sacrificed in the name of development,” often experiencing displacement and relocation from their traditional territories, and dispossession of their lands and resources by projects like dam building. The building of 200 dams across Asia is likely to displace indigenous peoples and impact their livelihood, she said.According to Dalee Sambo Dorough, Chair of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, “Indigenous peoples in Asia are among the most discriminated against and are economically, socially and politically marginalized.” “It is time that the free, prior and informed consent of indigenous peoples is effectively implemented in order to address the negative impacts of militarization and economic liberalization on the territories of indigenous peoples, in Asia and across the globe,” said Dr. Dorough.The Indigenous Peoples of Asia include groups that are often referred to as tribal peoples, hill tribes, scheduled tribes, janajati, orang asli, masyarakat adat, adivasis, ethnic minorities or nationalities. The Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues was established by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in July 2000. It provides expert advice and recommendations on indigenous issues to the UN System through ECOSOC; raises awareness and promotes the integration and coordination of relevant activities within the UN System; and disseminates information on indigenous issues. read more

first_imgJeremy Meeks makes a court appearance with his attorney July 8, 2014 in Stockton, CaliforniaCredit:Getty Images He added: “He is really upset. He was police-escorted onto the plane.”The model came to fame in 2014, when California’s Stockton Police Department put a picture of his mugshot on their website. Getty Images Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Jeremy Meeks, the man known as the “hot felon” was reportedly deported from the UK, allegedly after hours of interrogation.Mr Meeks came to fame because of his mugshot, which many shared across the internet because of his good looks.On his release from prison, the former gangster was given the opportunity to turn his life around and secured modelling contracts.The 33-year-old was reportedly deported from Heathrow less than eight hours after landing in the country.He had been scheduled to take part in various photoshoots in London, but Border Office guards stopped him from leaving the airport and put him on an American Airlines flight back to New York. He was arrested in his hometown following an arrest for gang activity and resisting.After his release in the spring of 2016, he embarked on a successful modelling career.The Home Office does not usually comment on individual cases but reserves the right to refuse entry to a person who is currently the subject of a deportation order. It also reserves the right to refuse entry to a person who has been convicted of an offence for which they have been sentenced to a period of imprisonment of at least 4 years, has been convicted of an offence for which they have been sentenced to a period of imprisonment of at least 12 months but less than 4 years, unless a period of 10 years has passed since the end of the sentence, or has been convicted of an offence for which they have been sentenced to a period of imprisonment of less than 12 months, unless a period of 5 years has passed since the end of the sentence. He said on Snapchat:  “I’m sick of this s—. I’ve been denied. London don’t want me here having served my time. S— is crazy.”His manager Jim Jordan, who is in London along with Mr Meeks’ wife, told the Daily Mail: “We went into the UK and we went through immigration and they detained Jeremy.“He wasn’t arrested but they deported him out of the country. They wouldn’t let him come into the country.”last_img read more

first_imgLe chocolat : une protection pour le cœur ?Monde – Manger deux carrés de chocolat par semaine permettrait de réduire les risques de maladies cardiaques. Une bonne nouvelle pour toutes les gourmandes, puisque ce sont les femmes qui sont concernées par les résultats de l’étude menée sur ce sujet.Des chercheurs suédois se sont penchés sur les bienfaits du chocolat. On sait qu’ils sont nombreux sur le moral mais qu’en est-il pour la santé ?D’après leurs conclusions, manger deux morceaux de chocolat par semaine serait bon pour le cœur, avec 32% de risques en moins d’avoir une crise cardiaque. Cette étude de grande envergure concerne les femmes dans la force de l’âge et les femmes âgées. Voilà de quoi déculpabiliser les gourmandes.À lire aussiPourquoi le chocolat est-il dangereux pour les chiens ?Gourmandes mais pas trop quand même : ce n’est bien que de deux carrés par semaine dont il est question ! En outre, il doit d’agir de chocolat de bonne qualité, c’est-à-dire à forte teneur en cacao. Le chocolat noir est donc à privilégier et les razzias sur le chocolat premier prix du supermarché, à déconseiller fortement. La modération est en effet importante puisqu’un surplus de calories tuerait les bénéfices.  Le 21 août 2010 à 16:22 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_img Related Items:mosquito repellent flying off the shelves in TCI, shelves empty of mosquito repellent Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, July 27, 2016 – Store shelves where mosquito repellent once stood are looking empty as stock around the islands are running low as people try to arm themselves against mosquito bites.  On Saturday it was revealed that the TCI is among the 65 countries worldwide with recorded cases of the mosquito borne Zika Virus; among the 22 in the Caribbean.last_img read more

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a recent Wilmington Little League game summary:Single A: Cardinals vs. Astros on Monday, May 14 at Glen Road FieldThe Astros came out swinging in a single A game vs the Cardinals.  Jake Gryglik and Jackson Cipolle led the game off with two big hits to get the Astros offense going. They set the pace for a strong offensive performance by the Astros.  On the defensive side, CJ Morad made his season debut behind the plate and did a fine job defensively. Dylan Costantiello  pitched the final inning handling the big bats of the Cardinals by striking out the side to end the game.  The Cardinals looked sharp throughout the game, getting a great pitching performance by Patrick Moriarty and gold-glove caliber defense from Spencer Walker, Zach Maiella, and Sean Theodos. The Cardinals offensive charge was led by leadoff hitter Josh Lopez, who was followed by a series of screeching hits and great at bats from Brendan Cohen, Griffin Crowe, Tommy MacGilvary, and Matthew Norton. Meanwhile the defense was anchored by great defense behind the dish from Justice Eutsay, Max Glazer, and Tommy Demers. (NOTE: Summaries provided by the Wilmington Little League.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Little League’s Latest Game SummariesIn “Sports”Wilmington Little League’s Latest Game SummariesIn “Sports”Wilmington Little League’s Latest Game SummariesIn “Sports”last_img read more

first_imgThe fishing fleet in Kotzebue Sound. Photo: Jim Menard, Alaska Department of Fish & Game.Kotzebue is in the midst of one of its best commercial chum seasons ever. That’s due to an exceptionally strong run size.  And dockside economics are playing a role, as well.Download Audio:Seth Kantner has been commercial fishing since the 70s.“We just could not have taken advantage of the number of fish that we’re getting this year without having three buyers. And all the buyers are quicker this year—just, competition.”Not long ago, commercial fishing in Kotzebue was nearly dead.  And over the decades, Kantner has seen the fishery in Kotzebue Sound peak and crash.“The 90s things just kept tapering down—less of us fishing, almost where it was embarrassing to say you were fishing, as people thought it was a waste of time. At that point the prices just kept going to 25, 23, and 19, 17 [cents a pound], and a lot of those years there weren’t that many fish, either.”In 2002, with no local buyer, Kantner recalls having to pack and ship fish out himself. The total value of the fishery that year was just $7,572.This year the commercial fleet is expected to pull in about $3 million. That, according to Nate Kotch, vice president of Maniilaq, is partly biology from a good brood year, but also the payoff from a five year branding campaign at food expos in Asia, Europe, and on the East Coast:“These fish are being marketed. And the brand that we have, of course, is Arctic Circle Wild Salmon.”Kotch and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game anticipate another two weeks or so of commercial openings that are likely to push this year’s harvest up to the third best on record.last_img read more

first_img Mattel Unveils Fashionable ‘Star Wars’ x Barbie DollsToy Tuesday: Yo! It’s The Best ‘G.I. Joe’ Toys Stay on target This week sees the release of Wolfenstein: Youngblood, the latest installment in the long-running FPS franchise that is set in a demented version of World War II where the Nazis have developed all kinds of insane super-technology. Thankfully that didn’t happen in our universe, but the conflict was responsible for some incredible leaps in human innovation on both sides, for better or for worse. Once you’ve finished the game, why not re-enact the last war where the good guys were good and the bad guys were bad with these incredible WWII toys.M24 Chaffee Tank ModelMachines of war were the deciding factor in so many WWII battles – infantry just couldn’t match up to the tanks and planes on either side, and getting armor into position could tip a conflict real quick. The Allies had a number of solid rides, but the M24 light tank was the ultimate evolution of the concept. Introduced towards the end of the war, the M24 didn’t even see conflict in some areas but was deployed well into the 1960s around the world. This high-quality diecast metal and plastic model is built to 1:32 scale and comes pre-assembled to fend off Axis forces on your toy shelf.Get it at Amazon1/6 Scale 442nd Regimental Combat Team FigureThe treatment of United States citizens of Japanese origin during World War II is one of the most shameful actions taken by the Allies, but that didn’t stop brave Japanese-Americans from fighting for the country that did them wrong. The 442nd was comprised of Japanese American draftees from Hawaii and went into combat in May of 1944. Despite their short time in the field, the 442nd became one of the most decorated units in the U.S. military for their bravery and ability. This detailed 1/6 scale figure depicts a fictional member of the team, “Yoshi Oshimo,” in full regalia with tons of articulation and accessories.Get it at AmazonAircraft Carrier With Six WWII PlanesWhen you’re fighting on a global scale, the old rules just don’t apply. One of the key advantages in World War II was mobility – the side that could get its forces where they needed to be quickly and safely almost always had a leg up. Japan deployed the first aircraft carriers in the early 1920s, and by World War II they were a key part of military strategy. This carrier measures 2 and a half feet long and comes with a half dozen die-cast metal replicas of a variety of WWII era planes, so you can dogfight to your heart’s content.Get it at AmazonWillys Jeep With TrailerOne of the most popular military vehicles of all time, the Willys MB entered production in 1941 and were churned out in tremendous numbers for the Allies during World War II. Over half a million of them were made, making up a quarter of all non-combat vehicles. The Jeep was iconic on the European front, replacing horses as a way to transport manpower and small equipment as well as providing support in dozens of other ways. This ridiculously detailed replica from the folks at AUTOart weighs in at over two pounds with tons of diecast metal, steerable wheels and other features.Get it at AmazonZero Model KitThe Japanese A6M Zero was one of the most feared fighters in the sky, both for its performance and the dogged aggression of its pilots. Introduced early in the war, its maneuverability and range made it a true threat, as evidenced by its 12-1 kill ratio in dogfights. As the Allies improved their air capabilities, the Zero became less of a threat but was also adapted to kamikaze missions. This plastic model kit from the legends at Revell is full of quality detailing, including a seated pilot figure, rotating prop and center drop tank.Get it at AmazonElite Force British Commando Unit FigureWarfare is always changing, and with the scope of World War II creating engagements across the Continent, the Allies knew they needed to adapt. In 1940, Churchill ordered the formation of a unit that could conduct small-scale raids in Axis-occupied territory and escape intact. They carried out numerous missions that helped turn the tide of the war. One of the most notably units was the 2nd, which saw them assault the docks at St. Nazaire during Operation Chariot and put the port out of commission. This Elite Force figure has period-accurate real cloth uniforming and weaponry and is heavily poseable.Get it at AmazonRemote Controlled King Tiger TankThe Tiger II or “King Tiger” was one of Germany’s most terrifying military vehicles, a deceptively agile heavy tank that sported four to seven inches of armor plating. Deployed late in the war, they made an impact at the Battle of Ardennes and in Hungary, taking out Allied units with ease despite some mechanical problems. If you want to cut one of these bad boys loose, this remote-controlled model from Heng Long is where it’s at. With seven-way movement and powerful gripping treads that let it climb inclines up to 45 degrees, you can line up the perfect shot from its 320-degree swivel cannon that blasts Airsoft rounds with a smoke effect. Very cool.Get it at AmazonUltimate Soldier Fallshirmjager FigureThe German Fallshirmjager were the premiere paratroopers of the Axis forces, known as the “Green Devils” by Americans due to their ferocity in staging attacks from the air. This ultra-accurate figure from Ultimate Soldier depicts one as he’d go into action during the Gran Sasso raid, when the Germans swooped in to pull Benito Mussolini’s fat from the fire after he was replaced by the King. The raid was a daring one, involving paratroopers jumping from gliders into the Apennine Mountains. Figure comes with all sorts of stuff —parachute, grenades, rifle, flare gun, webbed helmet and tons more. He’s ready to make the big jump to rescue one of the biggest pieces of trash in human history.Get it at AmazonE-Flite Spitfire Mk XIVThe only British fighter produced continually throughout the war, the Spitfire was one of the most dependable air units the Allies had to deploy. After the Battle of Britain, its low attrition rate led it to become a key part of the RAF’s strategy. If you’ve always wanted to take one of these babies up into the air yourself, E-Flite has the answer. Measuring 50 inches from nose to tail and constructed from lightweight but durable Z-foam material, this isn’t an RC plane for newbies but pros praise the smooth handling and responsive flap action.Get it at AmazonAxis & Allies Anniversary EditionOne of the most successful and influential wargames ever, Avalon Hill’s Axis & Allies (originally designed by Larry Harris) lets players take command of the major powers on both sides of the conflict and try to lead them to military victory by capturing key strategic cities. Resource management plays a heavy role, and a full game can take as long as six hours to grind through. Nobody ever said war was easy. This anniversary edition features the largest A&A board ever made, along with over 650 plastic miniatures, 14 dice and more. Think you could do better than Churchill and Stalin? Here’s your chance to prove it.Get it at AmazonU-Boat Type VIIC Model KitIn the early stages of the war, the Germans had the undisputed tactical advantage on the water due to their advanced submarine programs. The dreaded U-Boats could attack from out of nowhere, sinking ships and then disappearing beneath the waves to avoid reprisal. It wasn’t until the end of 1943 that the Allies were able to mount effective countermeasures against them. One of the most common and dependable subs in the Axis fleet, the Type VIIC was seen all over the world. This huge and detailed model from ARKMODEL measures over three feet long and can be adapted to serve as the housing for a remote control engine if you want to get serious, which we know you do.Get it at AmazonMore on Tree House Is Lego’s Most Sustainable Set EverThe Best Animal ToysThe Best ‘Persona’ Toyslast_img read more