a month agoNuno disappointed with Wolves wastefulness for Braga defeat

first_imgNuno disappointed with Wolves wastefulness for Braga defeatby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNuno was disappointed in Wolves’ wastefulness in the 1-0 loss to Braga on Thursday night.Patrick Cutrone, Ruben Neves and Willy Boly all had chances to opening the scoring for the hosts, but it was ultimately Ricardo Horta’s 72nd-minute strike that sealed a win for the Portuguese club.”We are all disappointed. It was a tough game, but I think we did enough,” Nuno said.”We did not perform perfectly, but we created many chances.”Braga had one chance, were very organised, and they scored.”That is the story of the game.”The boys worked hard, but that is football.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Former Rutgers QB Ryan Hart Calls Out Kyle Flood’s Decision To Switch Quarterbacks At Halftime

first_imgRutgers is in control of its season opener today, leading FCS Norfolk State 42-13 in the third quarter in Piscataway. It’s been a rough week for the Scarlet Knights, with five players arrested and later dismissed, and four more players suspended for the first half of today’s game. One of the players punished for the first half was quarterback Chris Laviano, who spent the entire off-season in a battle for the starting job with LSU transfer Hayden Rettig. Laviano’s suspension, for breaking curfew and using a fake ID, made Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood’s decision easy, as Rettig started this afternoon and played well in the first half. He completed 9-of-11 passes for 110 yards and a touchdown and rushed for another score. Somewhat surprisingly, Flood elected to begin the second half with Laviano under center. It’s a choice that seems to indicate Laviano originally won the competition and Rettig only started because of circumstance. Or maybe Flood just wanted give both guys a shot. Whatever the reasoning, former Rutgers quarterback Ryan Hart was not happy with the move.  hart tweetsTwitter/ @RyanHart13Hart played for the Scarlet Knights from 2002-05. During his senior season, Flood was an assistant under Greg Schiano. He subsequently tweeted that he still supported the embattled coach despite the decision, but he clearly did not approve of it.For what it’s worth, Laviano has connected with wide receiver Leonte Carroo for a pair of third-quarter touchdowns. Looks like there could be a QB controversy in New Jersey.last_img read more

Employment rate is a better indicator The Fraser Institute

first_imgAn economic think tank says it’s time to update how employment is measured in Canada. The Fraser Institute believes the unemployment rate doesn’t truly reflect how the economy is producing jobs. It states that too many people are leaving the workforce due to retirement, or to go back to school, and such changes are throwing off the jobless numbers.The think tank suggests the employment rate is a better way to evaluate how the economy is producing jobs as it measures the over all percentage of people working, not just those actively participating in the workforce.last_img

RCMP present rural crime stats to PRRD Board

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. — Members from the RCMP detachments in Fort St. John, Dawson Creek, Chetwynd, and Tumbler Ridge gave presentations to the Peace River Regional District Board outlining regional crime statistics from last year.Speaking first, Fort St. John detachment commander Insp. Mike Kurvers said that officers had seen an overall decrease in service calls in the rural area, from 3,246 in 2016 to 3,200 last year. He said that overall, most types of crime had decreased, while others increased slightly.Insp. Kurvers said that rural arsons dropped significantly last year compared to the year prior, from 21 to six. Property crime and violent crime saw substantial decreases year-over-year with the exception of sex offences. Those increased from seven to 22 in the past year. The number of vehicle thefts, drug-related offences, and impaired drivers also increased from 2016 to 2017. Dawson Creek’s acting detachment commander Sgt. Mike Richard said that rural calls in the South Peace have increased 33 percent compared to 2016, with police being called out 1,917 times last year.  Sgt. Richard said that vehicle thefts were a big problem in 2017, with an average of 15 to 17 vehicles being stolen every month. He did attribute at least part of that to a large chop-shop operation in Doe River, north of Rolla, which was shut down by police last year.Sgt. Scott Hromadnik said that the Chetwynd RCMP had a busy 2017, which he attributed to an uptick in oil and gas industry activity near his community. Sgt. Hromadnik also said that his detachment has been focusing recently on traffic enforcement, as roads in the Chetwynd area claimed seven lives last fiscal year.last_img read more

To make police stations spacious and clean cops shift over 6000 vehicles

first_imgNew Delhi: In a bid to maintain cleanliness inside and outside police stations in the city, the Delhi Police had shifted more than 6,000 vehicles, which comes under case properties, lying in the police stations to different auto ponds/centralised malkhanas. Sources said that under the process, possibilities are there that more than 40,000 vehicles likely to be removed soon.Police sources told Millennium Post that in his crime review meetings, the Delhi Police Commissioner has taken stocks from districts and units DCPs regarding the shifting of vehicles. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”In a recent meeting which held in police headquarters, the police chief reviewed the update on the progress of shifting vehicles in different districts and units,” sources said. They further added that as many as 6,233 vehicles were shifted to auto pounds where the confiscated, recovered vehicles are kept with proper details of the case in which they were involved. The facility of a auto ponds is only to decongest police station. Sources further added that one of the districts shifted 1,117 vehicles whereas two districts separately moved more than 600 vehicles. Rest of the districts shifted over 3,000 vehicles. Two units of Railways and Special Cell shifted as many as 71 vehicles. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsSources further revealed that there are possibilities of having 41,543 vehicles that might be shifted to auto ponds. A senior police officer said that bigger case properties such as vehicles, equipment and furniture are sometimes damaged by weather. “Also during the rainy season, the water gets collected in the vehicles and became breeding ground for mosquitoes. Through shifting, cleanliness will be there in the police stations,” added the officer. Another officer said that it will also make the police stations beautiful and spacious. Apart from all the city, police also inaugurated e-Malkhana in which the case property has been given a proper identity packed in a cover with a barcode in it. “Details of the case property are first entered into the software, followed by uploading of its photograph. The case property is packed in a cardboard box to prevent damage, and a unique barcode is generated which is pasted on the box,” said police.last_img read more

Raekwon McMillan helps register voters through fraternity

OSU junior linebacker Raekwon McMillan (5) dances towards the crowd after the Buckeye defense stops the Nebraska offense on their own two-yard line during the first half of the game on Nov. 5. The Buckeyes won 62-3. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorRaekwon McMillan came to Ohio State as one of the most highly rated recruits in the 2014 class. Like any other freshman, McMillan, a Georgia native, was getting acclimated with classes, new teammates and a new scenery. Two years later, McMillan is the face of the OSU defense, the Silver Bullets, and figures to be the next in the lineage of OSU linebackers in the NFL.The junior middle linebacker has been the soul of the defense for the Buckeyes, but also this fall, he began to exercise his political freedom. McMillan became involved in voter registration in central Ohio for the 2016 election season as a member of the Ohio State chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity.“We had a program of voter registration and really just spread the word, mostly to the African-American people throughout central Columbus,” McMillan said. “That’s what we try to focus on, but we just want to build awareness and teach what this election is about, what each candidate stands for.”Omega Psi Phi is a historically African-American Greek life organization that is governed by the National Pan-Hellenic Council. Redshirt sophomore safety Damon Webb also is a member.McMillan joined the fraternity after his sophomore year. At first, he said he never really saw himself as a fraternity member, however he began to look more into the extracurriculars, which drew him to Omega Psi Phi. McMillan said that, before the 2016 election cycle, he never really into politics, but began to pay more attention to it as the presidential campaign intensified. As an “Omega man,” McMillan felt like it was his duty to encourage others to take political action in an unprecedented election.OSU coach Urban Meyer hosted Patriot Week throughout the Memorial Day weekend this past spring, bringing in several guest lecturers to talk to the team about their responsibilities as Americans — voting being one of them. On Monday, Meyer expressed how important it is to him that his team understands the civic duties each individual has, and said he hopes each of his players votes on Tuesday. McMillan, along with redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett, said they will vote on Tuesday.“It’s something that’s going to impact us not only here in Columbus but also around the country,” McMillan said. “So we want everybody to have awareness to what’s going on around us because you’re exercising your political rights.”Webb said McMillan’s activism in Omega Psi Phi has a direct correlation with the linebacker’s ability to persevere in intense situations and uplift his teammates. Webb added that the leadership traits McMillan are not confined to the gridiron.“I would definitely say he’s gotten better. He’s always been a leadership-type dude, so even outside of the football field — our fraternity brothers, he brought leadership to them,” Webb said. “It’s like a brotherhood outside of the locker room … we build a bond that is unbreakable.” read more

Former Ohio State football players one step closer to NFL after draft

Senior running back Carlos Hyde (34) walks of the field during a game against Illinois Nov. 16 at Memorial Stadium. OSU won, 60-35.Credit: Ritika Shah / Asst. photo editorLives have changed  forever for 256 players as they were selected in the 2014 NFL Draft.Six of those players are former Ohio State Buckeyes.The first former Buckeye taken off the board was linebacker Ryan Shazier, who was selected 15th overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round Thursday night. He became the ninth former OSU linebacker and 68th Buckeye ever taken in the first round.Shazier, who was a first-team Associated Press All-American in his final season at OSU, totaled a Big Ten conference-high with 143 tackles to go along with six sacks.Cornerback Bradley Roby, who joined Shazier as one of 30 prospects invited to New York for the draft, was selected by the Denver Broncos with the 31st overall pick in the first round.Roby became the first OSU defensive back taken in the first round of the draft since Malcolm Jenkins was selected by the New Orleans Saints with the 14th overall pick in 2009.The Broncos, who dropped Super Bowl XLVIII 43-8 to the Seattle Seahawks on Feb. 2, have since bolstered their secondary by not only drafting Roby, but also signing former New England Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib to a six-year, $57 million contract in March.Just as they did in the first round, the Buckeyes produced two picks in the second round, as running back Carlos Hyde and offensive lineman Jack Mewhort came off the board.Hyde was selected 57th overall by the San Francisco 49ers, who are coached by former University of Michigan quarterback Jim Harbaugh.The former Buckeye running back became the first 1,000-yard rusher under OSU coach Urban Meyer and was named the Big Ten Ameche-Dayne Running Back of the Year in 2013. Hyde finished his senior campaign with 1,521 yards and 15 touchdowns on the ground.Mewhort was selected just two picks later with the 59th overall pick by the Indianapolis Colts.The selection of Mewhort marked the third straight year that an OSU tackle has been selected in the draft, following in the footsteps of Reid Fragel – drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in 2013 – and Mike Adams, who the Pittsburgh Steelers selected in 2012.Mewhort was a three-year starter in his time as a Buckeye and was named a first-team All-American by ESPN.com during his senior season in 2013.Another Buckeye was not taken until the fifth round when center Corey Linsley was selected 161st overall by the Green Bay Packers.Linsley anchored an offensive line that ranked fifth nationally in 2013 in rushing, averaging 308.6 yards per game and breaking school records for points in a single season with 637, as well as touchdowns scored with 87.Linsley graduated from OSU with a degree in economics in December.Rounding out the former Buckeyes selected in the 2014 draft was safety Christian Bryant, who was selected 241st overall in the seventh round by the St. Louis Rams.Bryant, who was named a team captain prior to the 2013 season, suffered a season-ending ankle injury during the fifth game of the year against Wisconsin Sept. 28., a game won by OSU 31-24. At the time of the injury, Bryant ranked third on the team in tackles with 22.Bryant, who was a three-year starter for the Buckeyes, finished his OSU career with 171 total tackles to go along with two interceptions, 23 pass breakups and three forced fumbles.The Buckeye safety petitioned the NCAA for a medical redshirt in January, but was turned down and entered the draft.Although six Buckeyes were drafted to NFL rosters, several draft-eligible players were not selected during the draft.According to multiple reports, many of the former Buckeyes not drafted have found homes in free agency.Some of the players signing in free agency took to Twitter to announce their new teams, one of them being wide receiver Corey “Philly” Brown who announced his signing with the Carolina Panthers saying, “Here I come Carolina,” via his personal account @phillybrown10. Reportedly joining him in Carolina will be offensive lineman Andrew Norwell.Offensive lineman Marcus Hall confirmed with  The Lantern Sunday in an email that he has signed with the Indianapolis Colts, which reunites him with Mewhort.  Safety C.J. Barnett’s signing with the New York Giants was confirmed via Twitter by his signing agency IFA.Kicker Drew Basil also took to Twitter late Saturday night announcing he has signed with the Atlanta Falcons. Wide receiver Chris Fields also used social media to announce an agreement with the Washington Redskins.Running back Jordan Hall has earned a tryout with the Steelers according to multiple reports and quarterback Kenny Guiton remains unsigned as of Sunday morning. read more

Football 2019 wide receiver Jameson Williams commits to Ohio State

Ohio State added the second wide receiver to its 2019 recruiting class Friday as four-star receiver Jameson Williams committed to the Buckeyes. Williams is the No. 24 wide receiver in the 2019 recruiting class and is the No. 2 recruit in the state of Missouri according to the 247Sports composite rankings, coming from Cardinal Ritter College Prep in St. Louis. Williams will join five-star 2019 recruit Garrett Wilson, the No. 2 receiver in the class, in Ohio State’s recruiting class. With Williams being commitment No. 15 for the Buckeyes, Ohio State, according to 247Sports, has the second-best recruiting class in the Big Ten and the No. 15 2019 recruiting class in the country. Williams is one of 10 four-star recruits in Ohio State’s 2019 class, joining Wilson and offensive lineman Harry Miller, the two five-star 2019 recruits. read more

Man from violent arrest video sentenced for resisting arrest and robbery

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Man from violent arrest video sentenced for resisting arrest and robbery Posted: July 20, 2019 July 20, 2019 KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A man who was seen being repeatedly hit by San Diego police officers in a widely-viewed video was sentenced to more than four years yesterday.20-year-old Trenelle Cannon plead guilty to resisting arrest and separate robbery and burglary charges.Back in May, a video surfaced of police punching Cannon during his arrest. The video raised concerns of police brutality and excessive use of force. The police then responded to the video saying it didn’t show Cannon tackling an officer moments before.No one suffered serious injuries during the arrest. KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

Just a week of painkiller use may up heart attack risk

first_imgUsing commonly prescribed painkillers such as ibuprofen and diclofenac for just a week can increase the risk of a heart attack by up to 50 per cent, a new study warns.According to the study published in the BMJ journal, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to treat pain and inflammation could be raising risk of having a heart attack as early as in the first week of use and especially within the first month of taking high doses of such medication. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfPrevious studies suggested that NSAIDs could increase the risk of heart attack, but the timing of the risk, the effect of dose, treatment duration, and the comparative risks between NSAIDs were poorly understood.Researchers, led by Michele Bally of the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) in Canada, set out to characterise the risks of heart attack associated with use of oral NSAIDs under real life practice circumstances.They carried out a review of relevant studies from various healthcare databases including those from Canada, Finland and the UK. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThey analysed results on 446,763 people of whom 61,460 had a heart attack. The NSAIDs of interest to the researchers were celecoxib, the three main traditional NSAIDs (diclofenac, ibuprofen, and naproxen), and rofecoxib.Researchers presented their results as probabilities of having a heart attack. They looked at various scenarios corresponding to how people might routinely use these drugs.The study found that taking any dose of NSAIDs for one week, one month, or more than a month was associated with an increased risk of heart attack. Naproxen was associated with the same risk of heart attack as that documented for other NSAIDs. With celecoxib, the risk was lower than for rofecoxib and was comparable to that of traditional NSAIDs.Overall the increase in risk of a heart attack is about 20 to 50 per cent if using NSAIDs compared with not using these medications. To put this in perspective, as a result of this increase, the risk of heart attack due to NSAIDs is on average about one per cent annually.The type of analysis the researchers used allowed them to conclude with greater than 90 per cent probability that all NSAIDs studied are associated with a heightened risk of heart attack.Further analysis suggested that the risk of heart attack associated with NSAID use was greatest with higher doses and during the first month of use.With longer treatment duration, risk did not seem to continue to increase but the researchers caution that they did not study repeat heart attacks such that it remains prudent to use NSAIDs for as short time as possible.last_img read more

UN Global Working Group on Big Data publishes a handbook on privacypreserving

first_imgOn Monday, the UN Global Working Group (GWG) on Big Data published UN Handbook on Privacy-Preserving Computation Techniques. This book talks about the emerging privacy-preserving computation techniques and also outlines the key challenges in making these techniques more mainstream. Motivation behind writing this handbook In recent years, we have come across several data breaches. Companies collect users’ personal data without their consent to show them targeted content. The aggregated personal data can be misused to identify individuals and localize their whereabouts. Individuals can be singled out with the help of just a small set of attributes. This large collections of data are very often an easy target for cybercriminals. Previously, when cyber threats were not that advanced, people used to focus mostly on protecting the privacy of data at rest. This led to development of technologies like symmetric key encryption. Later, when sharing data on unprotected networks became common, technologies like Transport Layer Security (TLS) came into the picture. Today, when attackers are capable of penetrating servers worldwide, it is important to be aware of the technologies that help in ensuring data privacy during computation. This handbook focuses on technologies that protect the privacy of data during and after computation, which are called privacy-preserving computation techniques. Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PET) for statistics This book lists five Privacy Enhancing Technologies for statistics that will help reduce the risk of data leakage. I say “reduce” because there is, in fact, no known technique that can give a complete solution to the privacy question. #1 Secure multi-party computation Secure multi-party computation is also known as secure computation, multi-party computation (MPC), or privacy-preserving computation. A subfield of cryptography, this technology deals with scenarios where multiple parties are jointly working on a function. It aims to prevent any participant from learning anything about the input provided by other parties. MPC is based on secret sharing, in which data is divided into shares that are random themselves, but when combined it gives the original data. Each data input is shared into two or more shares and distributed among the parties involved. These when combined produce the correct output of the computed function. #2 Homomorphic encryption Homomorphic encryption is an encryption technique using which you can perform computations on encrypted data without the need for a decryption key. The advantage of this encryption scheme is that it enables computation on encrypted data without revealing the input data or result to the computing party. The result can only be decrypted by a specific party that has access to the secret key, typically it is the owner of the input data. #3 Differential Privacy (DP) DP is a statistical technique that makes it possible to collect and share aggregate information about users, while also ensuring that the privacy of individual users is maintained. This technique was designed to address the pitfalls that previous attempts to define privacy suffered, especially in the context of multiple releases and when adversaries have access to side knowledge. #4 Zero-knowledge proofs Zero-knowledge proofs involve two parties: prover and verifier. The prover has to prove statements to the verifier based on secret information known only to the prover. ZKP allows you to prove that you know a secret or secrets to the other party without actually revealing it. This is why this technology is called “zero knowledge”, as in, “zero” information about the secret is revealed. But, the verifier is convinced that the prover knows the secret in question. #5 Trusted Execution Environments (TEEs) This last technique on the list is different from the above four as it uses both hardware and software to protect data and code. It provides users secure computation capability by combining special-purpose hardware and software built to use those hardware features. In this technique, a process is run on a processor without its memory or execution state being exposed to any other process on the processor. This free 50-pager handbook is targeted towards statisticians and data scientists, data curators and architects, IT specialists, and security and information assurance specialists. So, go ahead and have a read: UN Handbook for Privacy-Preserving Techniques! Read Next Google employees filed petition to remove anti-trans, anti-LGBTQ and anti-immigrant Kay Coles James from the AI council Ahead of Indian elections, Facebook removes hundreds of assets spreading fake news and hate speech, but are they too late? Researchers successfully trick Tesla autopilot into driving into opposing traffic via “small stickers as interference patches on the ground”last_img read more

Royal Caribbean targets Millennials with multibillion dollar initiatives

first_imgRoyal Caribbean targets Millennials with multibillion dollar initiatives Share MIAMI — Royal Caribbean is investing billions of dollars into new ships, new onboard experiences and a new global private island collection that includes a US$200 million transformation of CocoCay in The Bahamas.As part of the initiative Royal Caribbean has launched its new Perfect Day Island Collection, a series of what the cruise line says are “unrivaled and exclusive” private island destinations around the world.The first in the collection, Perfect Day at CocoCay, is a US$200 million transformation of the cruise line’s private island in The Bahamas.Royal Caribbean ships departing from New York, Maryland and Florida will call at Perfect Day at CocoCay.The island transformation will roll out in phases beginning September 2018 with the completion of a new pier, and by spring 2019 the majority of the island’s experiences will be open. Coco Beach Club, the final phase, is set to open November 2019. Highlights include:Thrill Waterpark, featuring two water towers with 13 slides – the most slides found in any waterpark in the Caribbean – and including the 135-foot-tall Daredevil’s Peak, the tallest waterslide in North America. The waterpark will also feature the Caribbean’s largest wave pool and a kid-friendly obstacle course pool.Oasis Lagoon, the Caribbean’s largest freshwater pool, with a swim-up bar and in-pool loungers.A 1,600-foot zip line that crisscrosses the island at up to 50 feet high and features the only water landing in the Caribbean.A helium balloon, known as Up, Up and Away, floats up to 450 feet above the ground providing for the highest vantage point in The Bahamas.Two specially designed beaches – Chill Island for the ultimate beach escape, complete with crystal-clear tropical waters and white powder-like sand – and plentiful cabanas and daybeds for relaxation; and the action-packed South Beach with volleyball, beachside basketball, soccer, paddle boarding, glass-bottom kayaking and zorbing in an inflatable zorb ball.The exclusive Coco Beach Club, will offer an upscale island experience that will feature the first overwater cabanas in The Bahamas.More news:  Kory Sterling is TL Network Canada’s new Sales Manager CanadaAdditional Perfect Day Island Collection destinations in Asia, Australia and the Caribbean will be announced at a later date.“It’s true that our ships are technological and engineering marvels in their own right and offer a multitude of unexpected experiences; but our destinations are an equally important part of the cruise vacation,” says Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International.“We are introducing the Perfect Day Island Collection to deliver the most memorable vacation for adventure seekers on land and on board our ships. Once completed Perfect Day at CocoCay will be the ultimate family destination in the Caribbean.”Adding to recently announced digital innovations, including frictionless check-in, stateroom technology and a new mobile app, the cruise line has committed $900 million to reimagining its fleet through a new modernization effort called Royal Amplified.Spanning 10 ships in four years, the program will introduce specialized pool spaces, experiential dining and nightlife concepts, and first-of-its-kind attractions like Sky Pad, a VR bungee trampoline experience.More news:  CIE Tours launches first-ever River Cruise CollectionRoyal Caribbean is also answering the call for shorter vacations – especially in demand from Millennials – by boosting its short Caribbean getaways lineup.In summer 2018 Mariner of the Seas will undergo a $90 million modernization adding Sky Pad and a glow-in-the-dark laser tag experience; The Bamboo Room, a retro lounge with tiki-chic décor; and the Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade. Mariner will sail 3- and 4-night cruises from Miami.Sister ship Navigator of the Seas will follow in 2019, and receive an even more extensive modernization before joining Mariner of the Seas to offer short sailings.In 2019 both ships will call extensively on Perfect Day at CocoCay.Royal Caribbean’s newest ship, Symphony of the Seas is set to debut this spring. Royal Caribbean’s other new ships on the horizon including the Quantum Ultra Class Spectrum of the Seas, an evolution of the Quantum Class of ships set to debut in 2019; a second Quantum Ultra Class ship in 2020, a fifth Oasis Class ship in 2021 and a new class known as Icon, with ships delivered in 2022 and 2024. << Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group center_img Posted by Thursday, March 15, 2018 Tags: Millennial Travel, Royal Caribbean Internationallast_img read more

Carlsbad Calif – Spring break is just around th

first_imgCarlsbad, Calif.- – Spring break is just around the corner, and La Costa Resort and Spa is enticing guests to its “Playgound for All Ages” with a host of family friendly offerings and significant savings on rooms and family suites.Spring Break Value: Guests can receive up to 30 percent savings on standard rooms and 60 percent savings on suites this spring. In addition to the room savings, La Costa is offering significant savings on resort activities including 25 percent off Kidtopia registration, 50 percent off breakfast for kids and 30 percent off spa. Reservations can be made at www.lacosta.com.For Babies Too! La Costa’s supervised childcare program, Kidtopia, is one of the few resort children’s programs that accepts babies as young as 6 months. Babies have a special nursery complete with cribs and baby-friendly toys just for them. Children 2 years and under can play at Kidtopia for up to two hours per day, while children 3 and up have the option of staying for a half or full day.Time Out for Adults: Alone time – as a couple or alone alone – is a natural here, thanks to the Spa at La Costa where the American resort spa concept was born, two championship golf courses where golfing guests play in the footsteps of the game’s masters, a 17-court tennis center and a state-of-the-art Athletic Club with a full calendar of fitness classes.Making a Splash with Kids: The centerpiece of La Costa’s attractions for kids is Splash Landing, where water fun comes in threes: three sparkling pools and three thrilling water slides, plus a water play zone, sandy beach, dive in movie screen and poolside refreshment at Splash Café.Teen Scene: Featuring an ultra-cool underground energy, Vibz Game Lounge is designed to give members and guests ages 10 and up a place of their own to kick back, make friends, and enjoy all the high-tech games and activities they crave such as Xbox, Guitar Hero and billiards.Active Adventures: Set on 400 coastal acres, unlimited active adventures await at La Costa. A sampling of offerings include golf and tennis lessons, family yoga at the Chopra Center, nature hikes along the Batiquitos Lagoon Trail, surf camp at nearby Carlsbad State Beach, fitness boot camp, and croquet. There’s even a family putting course where the whole family can brush up on their “short” game.We’re Accommodating: La Costa offers a range of accommodations from standard guest rooms to Family Suites with two bedrooms, two baths and a comfortable sitting area. Kid-friendly room amenities include VIK (very important kid) goody bags on arrival, complimentary cribs, diaper genies, rental strollers and Nintendo Game Boys on request.For Every Palate: Inspired children’s menus that emphasize healthy choices in kid-friendly presentations are a signature at Legends Bistro or the casual Splash Poolside Bar & Cafe.Location, Location, Location: La Costa’s Southern California coastal setting abounds with family appeals, from the beach and Legoland just minutes away to all the attractions of San Diego, including Sea World and the world-famous San Diego Zoo and WildAnimalPark.And there’s always more in store for families at La Costa Resort & Spa – from smore’s making to special holiday events.www.lacosta.comlast_img read more

June 29 2000 A historic moment for Arcosanti in t

first_imgJune 29, 2000A historic moment for Arcosanti in the Paradoxroom as Ivan and Jeff send the first file over our new Arcosanti computernetwork. Congratulations to the folks who made the network a reality. Specialthanks goes to Lou Dallara who helped Jeff and Ivan with the network during lastweekend’s Alumni Reunion. Photo by: DoctressNeutopialast_img

Music sports and lifestyle channel provider Trace

first_imgMusic, sports and lifestyle channel provider Trace Media Group has appointed Liberty Global unit Chello Central Europe to distribute its channels in central and eastern Europe.The deal will see Chello Central Europe distribute trace’s three channels – Trace Sports, Trace Urban and Trace Tropical – in Poland, Hungary, Romania, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and the Balkans.“The Trace Group covers a broad range of successful programming with immense international appeal and is a welcome addition to our increasing and diverse portfolio.Chello’s team is experienced in launching, localising and distributing international sports and music channels to the leading platforms across central and eastern Europe and we are looking forward to working and growing business together,” said Levente Málnay, CEO, Chello Central Europe.last_img read more

Equity Bank unveils exciting range of digital banking solutions

first_imgAdvertisement Equity Bank Uganda Limited has launched its range of digital banking solutions into the market in a bid to enhance the banking experience of customers as well as enable them to have more convenience and control of their banking. The suite of digital solutions dubbed ‘Eazzy Banking’ promises to give an easy, comprehensive and secure banking experience.The Eazzy Banking suite of products includes a banking app known as EazzyBanking App which allows one to transfer funds to other accounts and mobile wallets or pay utility bills like Umeme and water; a solution to assist welfare clubs, investment clubs and groups manage their joint finances and investments known as EazzyClub; a real-time bulk payment solution that allows one to automate electronic fund transfers, RTGS and mobile transfers called EazzyRemittance and a retail internet portal where customers can manage their bank accounts known as EazzyNet.In addition, the suite has an interoperable payment platform, EazzyPay which allows one to pay for bills as well as goods and services at registered merchant outlets;  a mobile-based loan product known as EazzyLoan; a cash and liquidity management solution for SMEs known as EazzyBiz, and banking capabilities packaged as APIs exposed through EazzyAPIs platform. – Advertisement – Speaking during the event, Samuel Kirubi, the MD Equity Bank Uganda, said that the launch of the Eazzy Banking suite of products led by the flagship solution, EazzyBanking App, marked furtherance of the Bank’s strategic approach of availing digital convenience in banking.  “This has been informed by consumers banking trends which are showing a pattern of favoring self-service channels to enable them to bank anywhere, anytime. They simply download the EazzyBanking App or sign up for Eazzy Club, EazzyNet or Eazzybiz and experience convenience in banking. Banking is no longer a place you go to, it is something you do ’’, He added.Equity Bank Uganda’s digital strategy is underscored by the forging of strategic partnerships with global leading experts in data security, big dataEquity Bank Uganda’s digital strategy is underscored by the forging of strategic partnerships with global leading experts in data security, big data capture, and analytics. This is to ensure security, scalability, and interoperability of the different solutions.Equity bank has opened up its digital solutions to everyone, in line with its inclusive agenda which it has carried as part of its commitment throughout its history. The Bank’s strategy is to be the region’s leading digital bank delivering a remarkable client experience in key digital touch points. The rapid adoption of mobile and other digital channels in Uganda has transformed how people bank and Equity aims to be an enabling partner.Equity bank has opened up its digital solutions to everyone, in line with its inclusive agenda which it has carried as part of its commitment throughout its history. The Bank’s strategy is to be the region’s leading digital bank delivering a remarkable client experience in key digital touch points. The rapid adoption of mobile and other digital channels in Uganda has transformed how people bank and Equity aims to be an enabling partner.Equity Bank Uganda Limited is one of the fastest growing banks in Uganda. It has adopted the Equity Bank Group approach of financial inclusion by opening its doors to customers across the financial pyramid. On the back of the Group technological advances, Equity Bank Uganda is now recognized as a key driver of inclusion and innovation through strategic partnerships with telecoms, utility companies, local government, religious bodies, and third- tier financial institutions.Equity Bank Uganda Limited is one of the fastest growing banks in Uganda. It has adopted the Equity Bank Group approach of financial inclusion by opening its doors to customers across the financial pyramid. On the back of the Group technological advances, Equity Bank Uganda is now recognized as a key driver of inclusion and innovation through strategic partnerships with telecoms, utility companies, local government, religious bodies, and third- tier financial institutions.last_img read more

Lyfts Biggest Rollout Takes It to 50 New Cities

first_img Next Article Lyft’s Biggest Rollout Takes It to 50 New Cities Image credit: Kelly Sullivan/Stringer | Getty Images It’s almost done with its expansion plans for 2017. Mariella Moon 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List Lyft has just announced its biggest expansion to date. The ride-sharing service is now available in more than 50 new cities and four new states across the US. They’re mostly located in the Midwest, but the list also includes a few other parts of the country.This rollout follows another expansion last month that brought the service to more than 40 new locations — in all, Lyft now operates in more than 300 cities in the United States.The company announced in January that it plans to establish its presence in 100 more places in the country before the end of 2017. It worked pretty quickly to achieve that goal, and it did so within a month, perhaps to capitalize on Uber’s bad rep these days. Whatever Lyft’s reason is, you can hail one in any of the 300-plus locations where the service now operates. This story originally appeared on Engadget February 24, 2017 43shares Apply Now » 1 min read Add to Queue The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. Lyftlast_img read more

Ryan Reynolds Just Bought a Gin Company He Called the Best on

first_imgCelebrities Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. –shares Ryan Reynolds Just Bought a Gin Company He Called ‘the Best on the Planet’ — But His Email Reply Makes It Seem Like a Joke Hollywood actor Ryan Reynolds is well known for his roles in the likes of Deadpool and The Proposal, and for frequently making headlines for his hilarious relationship with his actress wife Blake Lively.What you may not know is he’s also the owner of a gin company.The actor announced today that he is now the official owner and chairman of Aviation Gin, owned by Davos Brands — and it all came about after he tried the gin for the first time, declared it the “best-tasting gin in the world,” and decided to invest.Aviation, which was founded in Portland, Ore., is one of the world’s best-rated gins, according to data from Wine Enthusiast, a drinks magazine. The company told Business Insider that it sold around 25,000 cases in 2017.It claims to have a “much smoother, easier drinking flavor than typical London Dry gins.””Once I tried it, I knew I wanted to get involved with the company in a big way,” Reynolds said. “If you think all gin tastes the same, you’d be mistaken. Aviation is in a completely different league and I couldn’t be prouder to be a part of the company.”The company told Business Insider that as owner and chairman, Reynolds “will play an active leadership role in the business and creative direction of the Aviation Gin brand.”However, his public statements so far suggest that this might be less hands-on than this suggests.Reynolds is hardly the first celebrity to jump on the liquor bandwagon, with the likes of Drake, Jay-Z, and P.Diddy also buying into booze brands.Last year, George Clooney’s Casamigos tequila company sold for $1 billion to drinks giant Diageo — so it’s easy to see the appeal.When we dropped the new gin owner an email to hear more about the deal, we, understandably, received an automated reply.In the message, Reynolds joked that he doesn’t have a desk or an assistant, and is likely to spend his days being photographed, and drinking gin.He also added: “I don’t know whose idea it was to allow me into the gin business, but I can assure you, there are smarter, more reasonable people in charge.”Here’s the email reply in full:Thank you for your email and interest in Aviation American Gin! I’m away from my desk at the moment but will respond the moment they give me a desk.About a year ago, I tried Aviation for the first time. Since that day, I’ve spent my time finding some way to infiltrate the company. I did this for one simple reason: It’s the best damn gin on the planet. Period.My responsibilities here at the company are vast. I’ll spend my days being photographed intermittently clinching my jaw muscles while pointing at things and nodding. I’ll drink Aviation Gin. I’ll sit in board meetings, imagining my very own Red Wedding.I don’t know whose idea it was to allow me into the gin business, but I can assure you, there are smarter, more reasonable people in charge.Thank you again for your email… If the matter is urgent, please contact my secretary, Bruce, who’ll respond the moment I get a secretary named, Bruce.His tweets about the brand were equally light-hearted.In the long and in no way disastrous marriage of showbiz and alcohol, so happy to announce I’m the proud owner of a gin company… @AviationGin. pic.twitter.com/qPwe0IC6bz– Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) February 21, 2018It’s possible that he’s controlling the Aviation Gin Twitter account, too, which called him a “professional goodlooking person.”We’re excited to announce our new boss, @vancityreynolds. Actor, producer, professional good-looking person. pic.twitter.com/twJbPkT6ss– Aviation American Gin (@AviationGin) February 21, 2018Whatever his involvement, it’ll be interesting to see if it works as well for him as it did for Clooney. Register Now » 4 min read The company told Business Insider Reynolds will ‘play an active leadership role in the business and creative direction.’ Add to Queue Alison Millington This story originally appeared on Business Insider February 22, 2018 Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Image credit: Aviation Gin Next Article last_img read more

Nintendo Announces the Switch Lite for 199

first_imgNintendo Nintendo Announces the Switch Lite for $199 It’s a smaller, handheld-only version of the Switch with a 5.5-inch touch screen. Next Article Senior Editor As the rumors predicted, Nintendo has announced a smaller version of the Switch is set to hit the market in September carrying the name Switch Lite.As The Verge reports, this Lite version of the Switch includes several big changes to the original model made possible and necessary by it being offered as a handheld-only device. First of all, it’s smaller and ships with a 5.5-inch touch screen rather than the Switch’s 6.2-inch display. The Joy-Cons are gone, replaced with integrated controls either side of the display. You’ll notice the directional buttons on the left have also been replaced with a D-Pad.No Joy-Cons also means Nintendo has removed the IR Motion Camera and the HD rumble feature from the Switch Lite. If you want to play a game that requires Joy-Con motion input, for example, 1-2 Switch or Pokemon Let’s Go, you’ll need to purchase a set of Joy-Cons separately to use with the Lite. The kickstand is also gone, which nobody will complain about, right?As it’s a handheld-only model, the Switch Lite can’t be hooked up to a TV, which also means it will only work with games that support handheld mode. Currently all games support handheld mode and now all future games will need to.So the Switch Lite is smaller, less versatile, and is missing some key features of the original Switch ($299.00 at Amazon). However, that does come with some positives. For one, the Switch Lite is $100 cheaper at $199. It’s noticeably lighter than the Switch and battery life is expected to be slightly better. There’s also going to be three color options at launch on Sept. 20, with the choices being yellow, grey, and turquoise. A Pokemon Sword and Shield edition is also planned.The price alone should make the Switch Lite a very popular choice and we could see the original Switch left on stores shelves. Isn’t this also the clearest sign yet that Nintendo has no intention of replacing the 3DS? Register Now » Add to Queue July 10, 2019center_img Image credit: via PC Mag 2 min read –shares Matthew Humphries This story originally appeared on PCMag Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Businesslast_img read more