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21Sep/20

Storm drives away with car reward

first_img Press Association Graeme Storm won a sports car worth in the region of £100,000 for a hole-in-one and moved into pole position to earn the £300,000 first prize in the Omega European Masters on Saturday. Storm holed out with a six iron on the 11th at Crans-sur-Sierre on his way to a third round of 64 and one-shot lead over fellow Englishman Tommy Fleetwood. The 36-year-old from Hartlepool has won just £61,000 on the European Tour this season to lie a lowly 159th on the Race to Dubai, perhaps explaining the wild celebrations as he realised he had won the BMW i8 parked behind the tee. “To win something like that is marvellous,” Storm told Sky Sports 4. “I have not got a car at the moment so it’s not a bad start is it? I can’t afford one at the moment, I have played that bad this year I’ve had to give it back.” Storm won the French Open in 2007 but has missed the cut 14 times in 23 events this season, adding: “This feels great. It’s unbelievable. “I did not expect to shoot a score like that today to be honest because I have been struggling all year, so to be in this position is marvellous.” Fleetwood carded a superb 63 featuring eight birdies and one bogey to finish 15 under par, one shot ahead of American Brooks Koepka who had shared the lead with Storm until finding water on the last to run up a double bogey. “I made a two on the 11th and said I deserved a car,” Fleetwood said jokingly, with Storm needing a somewhat lucky bounce off the back of a bunker to get to the tricky pin position. “My game has been good the last few weeks. I’m generally finding it on the range but then it’s always important to take it out onto the golf course. “My iron play today was really good, I don’t remember a shot I did not hit on my line and I got on a roll with the putter midway through the round so it was just a great day.” Welshman Jamie Donaldson, looking for back-to-back wins after victory in the Czech Masters, held a two-shot lead after four birdies in his first six holes but ran up a triple bogey on the 12th and double bogey on the 14th. Birdies on the 13th and 15th limited the damage but a third round of 69 left the Ryder Cup player three off the lead on 12 under par alongside halfway leader Richie Ramsay and England’s Tyrrell Hatton. Ramsay, winner here in 2012, got off to a nightmare start with three bogeys in the first four holes but battled back to record a level-par 70, while Hatton had eagles on the first and ninth in his 65. Earlier in the day, I reland’s Peter Lawrie had threatened to record the first ever 59 on the European Tour before being forced to settle for a round of 62. Lawrie carded nine birdies in his first 14 holes, meaning he needed to find two more in the last four holes to break the magical 60 barrier on the par-70 layout. However, the 40-year-old Dubliner was unable to take advantage of the par-five 15th and then bogeyed the short 16th to see his chance of creating history disappear, although he did move up 51 places to joint 13th on nine under. Lee Slattery then threatened the magic number when he played his first 10 holes in seven under, only to find water off the tee and then three-putt the 13th for a triple-bogey six on his way to a 65. Koepka, who earned promotion to the European Tour last year by winning three times on the Challenge Tour, said: “You can never be too disappointed with a 66, but obviously the last hole leaves a bit of a sour taste. “It was a poor tee shot (into a fairway bunker) and then I compounded the mistake with my second shot. You just have to laugh it off, though. Tomorrow’s another day and I don’t let things affect me too much. I’m a pretty laid-back kind of guy, so I’m sure I will have forgotten all about it within five minutes. I hope that’s the case anyway!” Speaking about being considered for a Ryder Cup wild card by Tom Watson, Koepka added: ” We played together at the PGA Championship, but we haven’t spoken since then. “I heard my name got mentioned in the press conference. I didn’t watch it myself, but a couple of people told me about it. I t’s obviously great to hear but I was playing well anyway, so I didn’t really need a confidence boost. It would’ve been an amazing achievement, but right now all I’m focused on is playing well tomorrow and finishing the season strongly in Europe.” last_img read more

28Aug/20

EXCO announce changes to GFA Standing, Ad-hoc Committees

first_imgThe Executive Committee of the Ghana Football Association has announced changes to some Standing and Ad-hoc committees of the Association.Below are Chairmen and Vice Chairmen for the respective committees;1. BLACK STARS MANAGEMENT COMMITTEEGeorge Afriyie – ChairmanWilfred Osei Kwaku – Vice Chairman2. CHAN TEAM MANAGEMENT COMMITTEENii Komiete Doku – ChairmanKojo Yankah – Vice Chairman3. BLACK METEORS MANAGEMENT COMMITTEEOsei Tutu Agyemang – ChairmanKurt Okraku – Vice Chairman4. BLACK SATELLITES MANAGEMENT COMMITTEEAlhaji Sadugu – ChairmanFrank Nelson – Vice Chairman 5. BLACK STARLETS MANAGEMENT COMMITTEEKweku Eyiah – ChairmanOpoku Nti – Vice Chairman6. BLACK QUEENS MANAGEMENT COMMITTEELeanier Addy – ChairpersonSalifu Zida – Vice Chairman7. BLACK PRINCESS MANAGEMENT COMMITTEENana Benyin Eyison – ChairmanA.A. Lawal – Vice Chairman8. BLACK MAIDENS MANAGEMENT COMMITTEEAugustine Asante – ChairmanFrancis Dogbatse – Vice Chairman9. INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSFred Crentsil – ChairmanFelix Ansong – Vice Chairman 10. BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR GHANAMAN SOCCER CENTRE OF EXCELLENCENana Benyin Eyison – ChairmanJ.F. Mensah – Vice Chairman11. MARKETING, SPONSORSHIP AND EVENTS MANAGEMENTFrank Nelson – ChairmanDelali Senaye – Vice Chairman12. NATIONAL JUVENILE COMMITTEEKweku Eyiah – Chairman13. WOMEN’s LEAGUE BOARDLeanier Addy – Chairperson 14. REFEREES COMMITTEENii Kormiete Doku – Chairman15. FINANCE COMMITTEEWilfred Osei Kwaku – Chairman16. F.A. CUP COMMITTEEKurt Okraku – Chairman–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

21Dec/19

CattleWomen’s Corner: Slow cooker beef barley soup recipe

first_img1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme1 15 ounce can diced tomatoes3/4 cup barley, rinsedSalt and pepper, to taste1 … 4 medium carrots, diced into 1/2 inch pieces1 small onion, diced small3 stalks celery, diced small6 cloves garlic, minced2 quarts beef broth, divided The following slow cooker beef barley soup recipe is from TipHero.com.2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons olive oil4 medium Yukon Gold potatoes, diced into 1 inch pieceslast_img

19Dec/19

Humans Are Exceptional at Birth – and Before

first_imgMore studies show humanness from the start of life.The Human Fetus Preferentially Engages with Face-like Visual Stimuli (Current Biology). Mothers know that their babies in the womb respond to sound, such as when they sing lullabies to them, but did parents know they can respond to sight as well? In this study, published in an open-access paper, researchers projected three lights through maternal tissue to 39 unborn babies at 25 weeks gestation. The babies looked toward the three lights when they were arranged like a face (two eyes and a mouth), but not if the lights were inverted.In the third trimester of pregnancy, the human fetus has the capacity to process perceptual information. With advances in 4D ultrasound technology, detailed assessment of fetal behavior is now possible. Furthermore, modeling of intrauterine conditions has indicated a substantially greater luminance within the uterus than previously thought. Consequently, light conveying perceptual content could be projected through the uterine wall and perceived by the fetus, dependent on how light interfaces with maternal tissue. We do know that human infants at birth show a preference to engage with a top-heavy, face-like stimulus when contrasted with all other forms of stimuli. However, the viability of performing such an experiment based on visual stimuli projected through the uterine wall with fetal participants is not currently known. We examined fetal head turns to visually presented upright and inverted face-like stimuli. Here we show that the fetus in the third trimester of pregnancy is more likely to engage with upright configural stimuli when contrasted to inverted visual stimuli, in a manner similar to results with newborn participants. The current study suggests that postnatal experience is not required for this preference. In addition, we describe a new method whereby it is possible to deliver specific visual stimuli to the fetus. This new technique provides an important new pathway for the assessment of prenatal visual perceptual capacities.Now that visual response has been demonstrated in unborn babies, follow-up studies will have “implications for further understanding of the fetus,” the authors say.Uncovering the secrets of the human body’s perception of touch (Phys.org). Haptics scientist Masashi Nakatani, an expert in tactile sensors, has been studying the developmental process of touch in infants. “One of my goals is to clarify how body perception helps us acquire cognitive skills that are unique to human beings, particularly in the modern information age,” he says. Concerned about the rise in electronic displays for children at a young age, he doesn’t want them to miss out on the important process of exploring their environment through touch, an important part of the enjoyment of life.Nakatani and colleagues invented the TECHTILE toolkit to promote people to appreciate the sense of touch. “I think that modern haptic devices must provide greater value for us to enjoy our daily lives,” says Nakatani. One of Nakatani’s students, Kazuki Sakurada, has developed a smartphone-based haptic chat system with audio-vibrotactile feedback to provide a sense of presence of others during text conversations. “This study may yield clues about the importance of somatic feedback in emotional attachment with other people (Fig. 2),” says Nakatani. “In the long term, I would like to enhance human abilities to extract valuable knowledge from overwhelming, excessive information in the environment.“Young babies disapprove when they see adults acting immorally (New Scientist). The human moral sense is evident early on in newborns, says Anil Ananthaswamy:Even four-month-old infants expect adults to comfort crying babies. The finding suggests that we may be born with a foundation of morality that becomes the basis for more advanced moral and social behaviour in later life.Psychologists have long debated whether moral behaviour is innate or learned. In 2007, Kiley Hamlin and colleagues at Yale University found that 6-month-old and 10-month-old babies prefer people who help others, and show an aversion to those who don’t.The findings undermine claims, like those of philosopher John Locke, that humans are born as a “blank slate” (tabula rasa), learning everything by experience. Instead, a “foundation of morality” is already there, with some understanding of what human beings “should” be doing, including helping those who are hurting.Former Planned Parenthood chief executive Cecile Richards is still callous, smug and unrepentant about the sale of baby body parts from her company’s chief industry, abortion, two years after the scandal was exposed. Now, she is even challenging the right of physicians not to perform abortions for ‘moral’ objections (Breitbart News), which amounts to forcing them to violate their conscience. Recently, Planned Parenthood acknowledge the racist and eugenics views of its infamous founder, Margaret Sanger (Breitbart News), but another video from the Center for Medical Progress uncovers what they do with the killed babies: “Clinics grind remains of aborted babies, flush them in sewer” (WND).Knowing this, how can citizens feel anything but horror and disgust at this evil industry’s unconscionable actions? Now hear this: Despite the present administration’s many good moves on social issues since the last election, they have still not cut the funding of nearly half a billion dollars per year to the abortion giant—largely because of unanimous opposition by every Democrat in Congress every time it is proposed as part of a bill. How many more unborn babies will never see, hear, or touch with their marvelous senses? Keep the pressure on!To learn more, watch Lila Rose of Live Action on Prager University describe what Planned Parenthood does (text on Truth Revolt).(Visited 455 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

19Dec/19

Light for Africa

first_imgMy Reading Light will enable children to continue with their homework after the sun goes down. The unit is durable and robust. A group of Maasai with the portable,rechargeable lantern.(All images: Philips)Janine ErasmusElectronics giant Philips has developed an environmentally-friendly solar-powered reading light that is targeted at the education sector in Africa, giving schoolchildren the means to carry on with their homework after darkness has fallen, especially in communities where electricity supply is erratic or non-existent.In rural communities especially, many children are assigned family chores to do after school, resulting in a race to finish schoolwork before the sun sets. Not only does unfinished homework have to cease, but life in general grinds to a halt in many parts of Africa during the night, affecting economic activities and quality of life.According to Philips, about 1.7-billion people around the world have to choose between total darkness at night, or the potentially dangerous alternatives of candles or kerosene lamps. Of those, about 500-million live in rural Africa, with a scant 2% having access to any electricity in these far-flung areas. In South Africa’s informal settlements hundreds have lost their lives in shack fires caused by uncontrolled flames.Besides the health and safety risks, there are other disadvantages associated with kerosene lanterns – oil-driven prices fluctuate, and low luminosity makes it hard, if not impossible, to read.Light in the darkIn poor homes lighting is one of the biggest expenses, typically accounting for 10-15% of total household income, according to the World Bank. This is an expenditure that gives little in return.As part of a new range of sustainable lighting solutions developed by Amsterdam-based Philips for those with little or no access to electricity, My Reading Lamp is set to eradicate these problems and make a real difference in the lives of many disadvantaged people.My Reading Light is a lightweight reading light with a built-in rechargeable battery that charges under the sun’s power during the daylight hours, and allows its user to read and write in the dark. Children who are forced to close their books when the sun goes down will now have more time to devote to their homework.Sustainable and durableThe sustainable range consists of three solar powered lighting products and a wind-up torch. The former include My Reading Light, a portable lantern with two light level settings that will work for up to four hours, and a complete home solar lighting kit which can provide light for a whole evening.The reading light is constructed in such a way that night reading does not strain the eyes, with patented LED light sources softly and evenly dispersed by an anti-scratch Perspex sheet that covers the page. The battery, once fully charged, provides light for between 3.5 and nine hours, depending on the brightness level. There are three brightness settings, and the battery can be charged more than 500 times.The wind-up torch is powered by a dynamo that provides 17 minutes of light after just two minutes of winding by hand. Light is provided by light-emitting diodes (LEDs) which are bright and energy efficient, thus draining the battery at a slower rate than a normal bulb.The three lighting products are expected to be available from mid-2009, while the torch is already on the market. Being portable, all products are of necessity extremely robust and, according to Philips, affordable. The reading light will be available in two versions: a standard and a slimmed down, low-cost version with a consumer price of less than R150 ($15).Still, this amount is almost certainly beyond the budget of those who need it most. However, there is a credit model available that allows customers to pay for the product in small instalments.Win-win situationPhilips Lighting CEO Rudy Provoost said that the new LED-based solar-powered solutions offer a double benefit – “the lives of people in Africa will be generally improved, and LEDs result in a very low carbon footprint”, he commented.Philips has partnered with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the Sustainable Energy Solutions for Africa (Sesa) project. Established in July 2008, Sesa’s aim is to provide 10-million people in 10 sub-Saharan countries with affordable and sustainable energy services for lighting, cooking and water purification, by 2015.This is in keeping with the United Nations Millennium Development Goals project, a set of eight goals agreed on by developed countries to improve the lives of people in emerging countries.Philips is working on the technology and distribution, while the ministry is focusing on market development, including entrepreneurial training and support of finance and micro-lending mechanisms.“Giving things away for free often proves unsustainable,” said Dutch foreign minister Bert Koenders. “People in rural Africa currently use kerosene and batteries. They will soon be able to buy solar lamps, paying for them in instalments with the aid of micro-credit. After one or two years, they will have paid for their sustainable lamps and the only costs they incur (minor ones) will be for maintenance.”Lighting AfricaPhilips is also involved in the World Bank initiative known as Lighting Africa. Launched in 2007, the programme is jointly managed by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation, a World Bank member.Lighting Africa seeks to involve corporations in developing innovative ways of bringing non-fossil fuel lighting sources, such as compact fluorescent light bulbs and light emitting diodes, to Africans who are not connected to any power grid. The World Bank has set the target of bringing affordable lighting to 250-million people by 2030.Related articlesA power plant in your home Power from the South African sunTapping into ingenuityUseful linksPhilips South AfricaUN Millennium Development GoalsLighting AfricaWorld Bank – Lighting AfricaInternational Finance Corporationlast_img read more

18Dec/19

Amplats, Zuma hand over new school

first_img7 October 2013President Jacob Zuma joined Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) CEO Chris Griffiths in handing over the newly built Ethridge Junior Secondary School in Mbizana in the Eastern Cape on Saturday.The new school, built at a cost of over R45-million, has 18 classrooms, a sports ground, a computer laboratory, a science laboratory and a library. It replaces the dilapidated old Ethridge School, and will cater for 1 000 pupils from Grade R to Grade 9.Speaking at the official hand-over on Saturday, Zuma said the government would continue to work with the mining sector to promote social development in mining towns and areas that provided labour for the mines.“Mining continues to be the cornerstone of our economy,” Zuma said, adding that the mining industry had “manifold benefits” for the country, and encouraging mining companies to invest more in communities.Griffiths said Amplats hope its contribution would help encourage learners to “be curious and continue to learn for a lifetime”.Amplats built Ethridge Junior Secondary as part of its compliance with the social and labour plan of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act.Commissioned in November 2011, the project was fast-tracked in a bid to implement the Presidential Package for mining towns, which was among the commitments made by the government, business and labour during a high-level dialogue on the economy convened President Zuma in October last year.Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

16Dec/19

Detect Naughty Pictures and Video with Nude.js

first_imgWhy You Love Online Quizzes How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Tags:#hack#Hack of the Day Related Posts Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidcenter_img 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… No, Nude.js isn’t a Node.js parody or alternative. In fact, I was kind of disappointed to discover that it wasn’t. I’ve become that special sort of geek that would rather read about server side JavaScript than about nudity.But this is actually pretty cool. It may seem prudish, but if you have antiporn rules you need to enforce on any sort of Web app that allows uploads, this could be helpful. The author, Patrick Wied, suggests it could be used in client-side proxies to ensure child-safe surfing.Wied writes:nude.js is a JavaScript implementation of a nudity scanner based on approaches from research papers. HTMLCanvas makes it possible to analyse image data and return whether it’s nude or not. The script only detects nudity, the rest of the programming logic (image swap/auto-save 😉 /whatever) belongs to the programmer.Wied’s also written an article on the first improvements and next steps for the program here.You can download the sourcecode from Github.What do you think? Cooler than this HTML5-based face detector? klint finleylast_img read more

28Nov/19

Ind vs WI: Happy that we have produced results in short time: Raina

first_imgStand-in captain Suresh Raina is happy that the new-look Indian team that got very little time to prepare for the West Indies series have produced results.India beat West Indies by three wickets here to clinch the five-match ODI series 3-0.”God has been very kind to all the boys. Credit goes to Duncan Fletcher, Eric Simmons and the other support staff. We have gelled well as a team. We didn’t get much time for preparation after IPL. We came here and had a few quality team meetings and practice sessions. That helped us,” Raina said at the post-match presentation ceremony.The Indian captain was all praise for man-of-the-match Andre Russell who scored an unbeaten 64-ball 92. “Russell played some amazing shots. Credit goes to Amit Mishra for bowling well.”Raina believes that Mishra may have role to play in the upcoming Test series. “We have the Tests coming up. These tracks are helpful for leggies and he (Mishra) has been among the wickets in the IPL and against South Africa as well.”The skipper admitted to having a bad shots and some of the shot selections weren’t upto the mark.”I played a bad shot, but Rohit and Harbhajan batted really well. Rohit has been in good form in the series having got his second fifty. I hope that he would do well in the remaining matches also.”Raina indicated that the likes of Manoj Tiwary, Ranganath Vinay Kumar and Ravichandran Ashwin are likely to be inducted in the first XI for the remaining few matches.advertisement”We have a couple of guys sitting on the bench. I hope everyone gets a chance in the last two games.” .West Indies captain Darren Sammy blamed the lack of “killer instict” being one of the reasons for the team not being able to win despite reducing India to 92 for six.”It is a game that got away from us. Russell brought us back along with Baugh. Our guys were confident during lunch, but we lacked the killer instinct after taking early wickets,” Sammy stated.He admitted that the batsmen haven’t performing upto the mark. About his team’s bowling, he did say that he expected a bit more from fast bowler Kemar Roach.”We have not been getting runs at the top. We just lacked the finishing touch. About our bowling, Kemar is one of our strike bowlers and we needed a bit extra from him. But I can’t fault anyone, he has been doing a good job over the past months. If you put the ball in the right areas, you could reap rewards on this wicket.”Man of the match Andre Russell stated that he was posituve from the very beginning. “Myself and Carlton Baugh told each other that we should try to just bat as long as possible. I take my batting seriously although I would consider myself as a bowling all-rounder. I am trying to balance both departments as I want to be called a legend once I retire from international cricket.”- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

07Nov/19

NSW want to be top dog

first_imgBy BEN HARRISThere is more to the 2013 X-Blades National Touch League than winning the title.Spots in state and national representative teams are also up for grabs.For Touch NSW general manager Dean Russell, the NTLs and its showpiece event, the Elite Eight Series, is a chance for NSW to reinforce their dominance over the rest of the states, in particular Queensland.At the State of Origin Series last September, the Maroons and Blues went head-to-head in a thrilling three-game series across 13 divisions.NSW won the overall series seven divisions to six but Queensland had the last laugh.The Maroons won two of the three opens divisions – the men’s and women’s – two games to one.It left a bad taste in the Blues’ camp, a taste that won’t go away until the two states meet again next year.“To be honest we were pleased to get the win but we weren’t happy with the way we performed as a state,” Russell said.“We have now reviewed that, we will be looking at putting together stronger teams again next year and this Elite Eight process is part of that.”Four teams in the Elite Eight Series are from NSW, while three are from Queensland and a combined side featuring players from outside of those states called the Alliance.NSW teams won the inaugural biennial series in both the men’s and women’s opens divisions in 2011.Russell is hoping history can repeat itself.“It is the best of the players in NSW who are available. Unfortunately not all of our players are available this year but we still have a great calibre of players here,” he said.“Both in the men’s and women’s categories we will be looking at both the Mets teams and the Country Mavericks teams. They are both pretty solid and have strong players, they have some excellent attacking and defensive options both ends of the field. “In the women’s, don’t be surprised if the NSW Scorpions cause a few upsets along the way, they have a really strong line-up of up and coming players and the Rebels teams are both development teams.”You can keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2013 X-Blades National Touch League in the following ways:Websiteswww.ntl.mytouchfooty.comwww.austouch.com.auSocial MediaFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #NTL2013)Instagram – search for ‘Touch Football Australia’YouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausRelated LinksState versus statelast_img read more