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Vegas Releases Win-Loss Prediction For Nebraska

first_imgNebraska football players run onto the field.LINCOLN, NE – AUGUST 30: The Nebraska Cornhuskers take the field for their game against the Florida Atlantic Owls at Memorial Stadium on August 30, 2014 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)Nebraska enters the 2018 season with a sense of optimism surrounding the program. Scott Frost is back in Lincoln to run the show.Most experts feel Frost will turn his alma mater around eventually. Frost himself said the Huskers will be “really dangerous” in 2019.But what about this year? What can Nebraska fans expect in Frost’s debut season?Vegas sportsbook South Point released its win total bets for the upcoming season today. There are lines set for every team.Nebraska’s over/under is set at six, right at the .500 mark.Wow. South Point in Vegas released their College Football Season Win Totals today and have the Michigan Wolverines AND Michigan State Spartans BOTH at 9 regular season wins! https://t.co/zytun6xrYb@andrewssports @JimmyVaccaro pic.twitter.com/HPNbznRHbs— Johnny Detroit (@Johnny_Detroit) May 27, 2018If Nebraska gets to the six-win mark, the Huskers will be back in a bowl.It won’t be that easy though. Even if Nebraska wins its three non-conference games against Troy, Colorado and Akron, the Huskers have to play at Michigan, Northwestern, Iowa, Ohio State and Wisconsin.Yikes.Home games against Purdue and Michigan State won’t be easy either. That over/under looks pretty accurate right now.last_img read more

 

Cheniere Delays First LNG Cargo from Sabine Pass

first_imgzoom The first liquefied natural gas (LNG) commissioning cargo from Sabine Pass liquefaction project, located in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, should be exported in late February or March 2016, according to Houston-based energy company Cheniere Energy.The first commissioning cargo was initially expected to occur by late January, however, the company said that, although the construction for Train 1 was completed ahead of schedule, instrumentation issues were discovered during the final phases of plant commissioning and cool down that would require additional work over the next few weeks.“We are now expecting the first cargo in late February or March,” said Neal Shear, Interim President and CEO. “With construction of Train 1 finished, we remain well ahead of the guaranteed contractual schedule with Bechtel and anticipate no issues in meeting all contractual targets and guaranteed completion dates. Additionally, construction for Trains 2-5 continues to be on an accelerated schedule and these trains are expected to come on-line on a staggered basis.”Cheniere Partners is developing and constructing natural gas liquefaction facilities at the Sabine Pass LNG terminal adjacent to the existing regasification facilities. The company plans to construct up to six liquefaction trains, which are in various stages of development. Each liquefaction train is expected to have a nominal production capacity of approximately 4.5 million tonnes per annum of LNG.last_img read more

 

Disciplinary hearing for Toronto cops who allegedly ate potinfused chocolate

first_imgTORONTO – Two Toronto police officers were “in distress” and had to be taken to hospital after allegedly eating a marijuana-laced chocolate bar they took during a raid on a cannabis dispensary, according to police documents released Tuesday.Const. Jamie Young and Const. Vittorio Dominelli face police misconduct charges in addition to criminal charges in connection with the Jan. 27 incident.Young was the officer in charge of the cannabis and the pot edibles — including chocolate hazelnut bars infused with cannabis oil — seized during the raid on the dispensary in midtown Toronto, where seven people were arrested and charged, say the documents filed with a police tribunal.Young “failed to account for some of this chocolate seized,” say the documents, which contain unproven allegations.The two officers wrapped their duties at the marijuana dispensary around 11 p.m. and were assigned to watch a restaurant for several hours. Sometime within the next two hours, the officers ate one of the chocolate bars, the documents allege.Around 1 a.m., both officers, in plain clothes and armed, called for help.Dominelli called on his radio for a “10-33” — code for “officer needs assistance” — “as he felt he was going to pass out as he ran up Oakwood Avenue,” the documents say.Young called 911.Police and paramedics responded to the scene where they found Dominelli “who appeared to be in distress” and taken to hospital, according to the documents.One officer responding to Dominelli’s call slipped on ice and suffered a head injury, the documents say. She was taken to hospital.Young’s whereabouts were unknown initially, until first responders found her in the area, and she was taken to a nearby police station.“It soon became apparent that (Young) was also in distress and in need of medical attention,” the documents say, so she was taken to hospital.Near the officers’ personal belongings, police found three packages — two full and one empty — of chocolate bars infused with cannabis oil that allegedly matched the ones seized from the earlier raid, the documents allege.Both officers told the assisting colleagues that they had consumed some of the chocolate containing cannabis oil, the documents say.The criminal charges laid against seven people at the pot shop had to be thrown out because of the officers’ alleged misconduct, the documents say.Young faces four misconduct charges and Dominelli faces six misconduct charges, while both face criminal charges, including attempt to obstruct justice and breach of trust.They are suspended with pay and the internal hearing process will be put on hold until the criminal matter is concluded, police said.last_img read more

 

Translating film to the stage is a delicate dance for Robert Lepage

first_img Login/Register With: Advertisement Facebook Harrison James, left, and Guillaume Cote in rehearsal for Frame by Frame. (DAVID LECLERC) LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Twitter Norman McLaren’s short film Pas de Deux was a revelation when it debuted in 1968: A pair of luminous dancers, their movements leaving shimmering tracks across a black screen. It was a technical near-impossibility that McLaren had made real, his irrepressibly inventive visual poetics enboldened by his peerless skill.For McLaren, it was just another day at the office. Revelation was a near-daily achievement for the wryly irreverent genius of a filmmaker who, through the 1950s and ’60s, near single-handedly built the National Film Board’s shining international reputation. Without him, the country would be lighter an Academy Award or two, and likely much more.It all makes Pas de Deux a no-brainer inclusion in Frame by Frame, the National Ballet of Canada’s onstage homage to the late visionary filmmaker, getting its world premiere on June 1. But his other films, too, have a connection to dance that’s less obvious.last_img read more

 

Accurate airgas flow measurement for better flotation recovery

first_imgFor those who need accurate air/gas flow measurement to control bubble production for froth flotation equipment to separate minerals Fluid Components International (FCI) offers the precision ST50 and ST100 air/gas mass flow meters. It says these “provide high accuracy with virtually no maintenance. “FCI’s ST50 and ST100 Series of mass air/gas flow meters are calibrated for superior accuracy in FCI’s NIST-approved Calibration Laboratory.  Their thermal dispersion mass flow sensors and rugged packaging are ideal for dirty industrial environments, including mining of minerals, metals, phosphates, coal and more.”Designed specifically for compressed air and nitrogen flow applications, the FCI ST50 air/gas flow meter series is an accurate, easy to install, no moving parts mass flow meter solution. They provide direct mass flow measurement and process temperature resulting in higher performance at a lower cost than many other flow sensing technologies.The ST50 Flow Meter comes with two standard calibrations including one for air or nitrogen flow rates between 1.25 to 125 SFPS [0.4 to 38 NMPS] in service pressures between 10 to 50 psia [0.7 bar(a) to 3.5 bar(a)] and one for compressed air, air or nitrogen flows between 4 to 400 SFPS [1.2 to 122 NMPS] in service pressures between 50 to 165 psia [3.5 bar(a) to 11.4 bar(a)].  Custom calibrations are also available.The ST50’s all stainless steel element with Hastelloy-C tips, provides protection from invasive conditions within the pipe and ensures a long service life. The electronics are housed in an all metal NEMA 4X (IP67) rated enclosure for ruggedness and dust/weather proof service in industrial plant installations.The ST50 transmitter provides dual 4-20 mA analog outputs, which are field assignable as flow rate or temperature. Flow rate is selectable for reading in standard volumetric or mass flow engineering units. Optionally available as a third output, is a 0-500 Hz pulse output of total flow.  In all models a standard RS232C serial I/O link is provided for instrument configuration and access to service/troubleshooting data.The ST100 series flow meter is ideal for mass flow measurement with highly automated mining operations. Communication options include 4-20 mA analog, frequency/pulse, or certified digital bus communications such as HART, Foundation Fieldbus, Profibus PA or Modbus RS485.For ease of view, the ST100 features a graphical, multivariable, backlit LCD display/readout.  It provides local information with a continuous display of all process measurements and alarm status, as well as service diagnostics.Designed for accurate air/gas measurement, the ST100 stores up to five calibration groups to support a broad flow range, differing same gas mixtures, multiple gases, with a range of flow far in excess of 100:1. An on-board data logger is included with a removable 2-GB micro-SD memory card to store process flow data.The ST100 can be factory calibrated for air, nitrogen or virtually any process gas.  The insertion style air/gas meter features a thermal flow sensing element that measures flow from 0.25 to 1000 SFPS (0.07 NMPS to 305 NMPS) with accuracy of  ±0.75% of reading, ±0.5% of full scale.Designed for rugged mining and other industrial applications, the ST100 flow meter operates at up to 454ºC and is available with both integral and remote (up to 300 m) electronics versions. The entire instrument is agency approved for hazardous environments.  The enclosure is rugged, NEMA 4X/IP67 rated.  Approvals include SIL-1, ATEX, IECEx, FM and FMc.last_img read more

 

Nokia will have to wait until next month before Microsoft deal passes

first_imgNOKIA SAYS THE sale of its mobile phone unit to Microsoft will be delayed until next month because it is still waiting for approval from regulatory authorities in Asia.The Finnish company said that the €5.4 billion ($7.3 billion) deal announced in September and expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2014, has been approved by the EU and US authorities but “certain antitrust authorities In Asia” were still reviewing the deal.Last week, Nokia said it was contesting a legal case in Madras, India, by local authorities who want Nokia to pay sales tax on the export of devices made at Nokia’s plant in Chennai.Legislation in some countries requires local regulatory approval for transactions that affect companies in the region.The deal, which was announced last September, cost Microsoft €5.44 billion to purchase Nokia’s device and services business as well as its patents.Last month, Nokia made its first steps into Android by launching its X range of smartphones at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Aimed at first-time buyers, the phones work similarly to the Lumia range, replacing Google products with Nokia and Microsoft’s own versions such as Skype and Outlook.com.(Additional reporting by Quinton O’Reilly)Read: Microsoft admits it snooped on blogger’s emails to track company leaks >Read: Microsoft appoints Nadella as its new CEO >last_img read more

 

Fanmade Pokemon Uranium released after 9 years of development

first_imgNintendo has been carrying out a lot of takedowns of late. The fan-made Metroid II remake? Gone. The archive of Nintendo Power magazines? Gone. And now there’s another inevitable target for Nintendo’s lawyers: Pokemon Uranium.Pokemon Uranium is a game created by a couple of fans (@JVUranium and @VoluntaryTwitch) using the RPGMaker XP development tool, which as you’d expect from that name is geared up for making 2D role-playing games (much like we used to see on old Nintendo consoles and more recently on the DS and 3DS handhelds).It’s taken the team over 9 years to get Pokemon Uranium to Version 1.0, but Nintendo probably won’t take 9 days to notice and start issuing takedown demands. Even so, the fact Version 1.0 is out there and freely available means Nintendo has no chance of making it disappear completely.For anyone who does download the game for PC (and Mac soon, apparently), you’ll get a game taking place in the Tandor region where it’s possible to collect 8 Gym Badges and complete the Tandor Regional Championship. There’s also 150 different Pokemon available, as well as online trading and battling.It’s impressive that this duo has managed to stick together and see the project through to completion, and they clearly have what it takes to produce a full game. My advice to them would be to now focus on a brand new RPG that doesn’t infringe on any IP and won’t get Nintendo’s lawyers knocking on their door. They have the skills, they have the experience, and they might even make some money selling such a game.last_img read more

 

Insitu to build increase jobs in Bingen

first_imgDrone maker and Boeing subsidiary Insitu Inc. announced Wednesday it will move its production and testing operations to the Columbia River Gorge town of Bingen, which is also the company’s current headquarters.Insitu, which makes unmanned aircraft for military and surveillance operations, plans to add two new buildings to its waterfront campus, called Bingen Point. It’s located at the Bingen-based Port of Klickitat on the Washington side of the Columbia, located directly across the river from Hood River, Ore. Although Bingen will be Insitu’s only production site, it is unclear whether another Gorge community will be selected to house the company’s headquarters.Insitu, which employs approximately 800 people in communities up and down the Gorge, started searching for a new headquarters site this year. The selections were narrowed to two Gorge sites — Bingen Point, where the company already houses some operations; and a site 21 miles upriver in Dallesport at the Columbia Gorge Airport.Insitu expects to sign a lease agreement for the Bingen facilities this summer, according to a company press release. Construction is scheduled to start in 2013 on the two buildings, a 70,000-square-foot production facility and a 30,000-square-foot building for testing engines. Employees who now report to production jobs in Stevenson will be housed in the new buildings.Meanwhile, the company remains scattered across a number of leased sites, including its 42,000-square-foot manufacturing space on Stevenson’s waterfront and an office for 80 employees in Vancouver’s Columbia Tech Center development.last_img read more

 

Small earthquake rattles northeast Clark County

first_imgA small earthquake rattled northeast Clark County on Saturday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. There were no reports of damage.The 2.5 magnitude quake struck at 9:40 a.m. The epicenter was 3 miles northeast of Battle Ground, and the depth was 1.1 miles, according to the USGS.Anita Gwinn of Amboy reported feeling the quake in an email to The Columbian.“It felt like a log truck drove off the road or a train driving by,” Gwinn wrote. “It shook the windows of my house. but there was no damage.”The Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency reported that it received no calls about the quake.The shaking was described as weak by people who logged on to the USGS website and reported their perceptions of the event. Most of the reports on the website were from north Clark County.Did you feel it? You can share your observations in the comments section below and click here to take part in the USGS’s community survey.last_img read more

Economic Analysis On Alaska Pipeline Project Expected Soon

first_imgDuring a call with reporters Thursday, Dunleavy said one reason for attending the conference was to gauge investor interest in the project, which he said was lacking. He said it’s good that an analysis is being done and sees value in the project at least completing the environmental review it is undergoing with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An analysis on whether a major liquefied natural gas project is economically viable is expected to be complete within the next two months, a top adviser to Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy said Thursday. “Economically, I don’t know anyone in the industry who thinks the thing is viable at the moment. Not just economically,” Persily said. “We don’t have investors or partners. We don’t really have firm gas sale contracts for the life of the project.” Alaska for years has pursued a gas project, seeing it as a way to help shore up state revenues, create jobs and provide in-state energy.center_img Larry Persily, a former federal coordinator of Alaska gas pipeline projects, in an interview said that Walker was “very sincere in his belief that this is essential to Alaska’s future and that we need to keep trying harder.” But he said the market has changed. Dunleavy’s predecessor, Gov. Bill Walker, championed the latest version of the project, which courted Chinese partners and pursued the Asian market. Brett Huber said Dunleavy’s position has been that the project has to make sense for the state and be judged on the economics. Huber is with the Republican governor at an energy conference in Texas.last_img read more

 

UMed road money stay with Muni after Walker vetoes reappropriation to university

first_imgThe proposed preferred route for the U-Med District Northern Access Road.Among Governor Bill Walker’s vetoes announced earlier this week is the re-appropriation of nearly $19 million meant for the controversial Northern Access Project in Anchorage’s U-Med District.But, that doesn’t mean the money can be used for other projects.The legislature in May opted to reallocate funding for the Northern Access Project – otherwise known as the U-Med Road – to the University of Alaska after the project stalled.The University wants the new road but Mayor Ethan Berkowitz declined to use the funds for the road extension project, citing a lack of support from area residents.Governor Walker’s veto reverts that money back to the Municipality, where it was originally appropriated in 2013.“So that $18 million will just remain in the account until we have a little bit better picture of what the future holds in terms of state support for Anchorage road and infrastructure projects,” Susanne Fleek-Green, Mayor Berkowitz’s chief of staff, said.Given the fiscal uncertainty and local push-back against the proposed road through Anchorage’s U-Med District, Mayor Berkowitz halted work on the Northern Access Project when he took office last year – and Fleek-Green says that’s unlikely to change.“For now, there’s enough neighborhood concerns with the project and lack of funding for other projects around town that we’re gonna remain in that wait and see mode,” Fleek-Green said.The city’s top priority leading into the legislative session this year was securing funding to modernize the Port of Anchorage.East Anchorage Representative Ivy Spohnholz believes this veto is largely a result of the governor listening to widespread dissent from area residents.“Every single community council in the nearby affected area has actively opposed the U-Med Northern Access Road,” Spohnholz said. “And what this says to me is that he’s actually listening to individual Alaskans and not just organizations whose business interests would be served by it.”The University of Alaska and area hospitals have been among the biggest proponents of the project.For now, the $18.8 million will remain with the Municipality. If the money isn’t used by Fiscal Year 2019, it will return to the state, or the legislature could reappropriate the funds to other needs.last_img read more

 

Park Service continues work on repairs following mudslide

first_imgThe National Park Service continues work to repair a mudslide damaged portion of the road into Denali National Park. A mudslide last Saturday initially blocked the road at mile 67 west of the Eielson Visitor’s Center. The Park Service opened one lane of the road Sunday but passage has been restricted so crews can continue repairs. Park spokeswoman Lynn McAloon said the agency hopes to have the road fully open by Friday.Listen now“The one thing that rally needed to happen that has happened now is that the coverts have been opened,” McAloon said. “They were blocked and so there was a lot of water coming right over the road. So the road itself was being channeled out by the water for a little while. Now that they’ve been able to divert that water back into the covert there’s the ability to be able to repair the road now.”McAloon stressed that repair operations hinge on the weather, noting that the area has received extreme rainfall, including over 16 inches last month, which super saturated fine grain volcanic soils.last_img read more

 

IDFC and Shriram Groups discuss merger that could create financial giant worth

first_imgIDFC Bank Noida branchFacebook/IDFC BankIDFC (Infrastructure Development Finance Company) and Chennai-based Shriram Groups are planning to merge their businesses and the board of Shriram Capital is set to meet on Saturday, July 8, to discuss the same.The proposed deal involves the merger of IDFC Bank and lending business Shriram Capital, which includes Shriram Transport Finance and Shriram City Union Finance. Meanwhile IDFC could merge with Shriram Groups’ life and general insurance brands. Negotiations are said to be ongoing, but the final decision is likely to take some time and IDFC and Shriram Capital have 90-120 days for merger talks.”The two parties have just entered talks. The details of the share swap will have to be worked out,” Business Standard quoted one of its sources. “The deal still has to cross many hurdles,” another source added.The merger would result in the formation of a financial powerhouse, which could have a market value of about Rs 62,000. While both IDFC and Shriram Groups are yet to comment on the deal or the market cap, Shriram City Union in a note to exchanges said: “As a part of corporate strategy, the company continuously evaluates various opportunities for enhancing the stakeholders’ value,” reported the Economic Times.”At any point of time, we receive many proposals for merger … we have to look at these proposals, their feasibility, and advantage to our shareholders,” an ET source added.IDFC, which started operations on June 9, 1997, will continue to remain IDFC Bank’s promoter company. IDFC Bank has 76 branches and a customer base of about 13.8 lakh.The deal is a win-win for both IDFC and Shriram Capital. While it helps the former easily build a retail business, something it has been struggling with for the past few years, with the deal Shriram Group can fulfil its aspirations to own a bank. Ajay Piramal, Chairman of Piramal Group & Shriram GroupReutersAfter news of the proposed merger broke on Thursday, the stock price of IDFC was at Rs 60 and IDFC Bank’s shares were up 1.7 percent. Meanwhile, the Shriram Transport Finance Company stock was up 1.2 percent, and Shriram City Union Finance was down by 1 percent.last_img read more

Two more youths go missing from Jhenaidah

first_imgThe list of missing people gets longer as two more youths were recently picked up by unknown persons from Jhenaidah’s Kotchandpur upazila.The two are cousins and were picked up in a span of 33 days, alleged their families.They are Masudur Rahman, 24, and Masum Billah, 17. Both of them are from Harindia village of Kushna union.Families of Masudur and Masum said that they were not involved with any political parties.According to Kotchandpur locals and family members, Masudur, son of Mominul Islam, was picked up by three persons in a black microbus from Harindia village on 12 October around 5:00pm. Since then, Masudur has been traceless.The three persons introduced themselves as officials of a mobile phone company and they asked for Masudur’s help to show them a plot of land designated for a mobile phone tower.Masudur’s father Mominul Islam told Prothom Alo that he informed the law enforcement about his son’s disappearance, but they failed to provide him any news of his son.Masudur’s father filed a general diary (GD) with the Kotchandpur police station. He said Masudur is a BA (Honours) student of political science at Kotchandpur Government Degree College and has no link with any political party.Then 33 days after Masudur’s disappearance, his cousin Masum Billah was also picked up in a white microbus on 15 November from his home.Masum’s father Aminul Islam told Prothom Alo that some five to six people entered his house without revealing their identity around 11:00pm and picked Masum up in the microbus.Aminul said that his son was not involved in politics and there was no case against him. He contacted Kotchandpur police but they could not give him any trace of Masum.Kotchandpur police station officer-in-charge Biplob Kumar Saha told Prothom Alo that they are trying to find the two missing cousins.From 22 August to 8 November, a total of 13 people including journalist, university teacher, businessman, politician, and others disappeared from the capital. Their families claimed they were picked up by unknown people.Of the disappeared, three have returned home and four others were shown arrested by law enforcing agencies. But the rest still remain missing.last_img read more

Polls in time even if BNP boycotts Quader

first_imgObaidul QuaderRuling Bangladesh Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Friday said the next general elections would be held in due time even if its arch rival Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) boycotts it.According to the existing constitutional provision, the 11th parliamentary polls are scheduled to be held either in late 2018 or in early 2019.“The authorities will wait for none in holding the next general elections. The polls will be held in time even if BNP boycotts it,” said Quader.Also the road transport and bridges minister, Quader was speaking to newsmen while visiting Rohingya camps in Kutupalong of Cox’s Bazar.Dwelling on the repatriation of Rohingyas to their homeland, Myanmar, the minister said prime minister Sheikh Hasina-led government would “send Rohingyas back to their country as quickly as possible”.He said the government would hand over a list of 100,000 Rohingyas to Myanmar on Friday for their repatriation.He claimed that the joint working group – a committee comprising representatives from Bangladesh and Myanmar towards the end of returning Rohingyas – are working in association with international committee including the United Nations to send back the Rohingyas.About 650,000 Rohingyas – an ethnic group of Myanmar – escaped repression and tortures carried by Myanmar military and its collaborators took refuge in Bangladesh since 25 August this year.last_img read more

Chronic stress may make you obese

first_imgPeople who suffer long-term stress may also be more prone to obesity, a new study has warned.Researchers at University College London (UCL) in the UK examined hair samples for levels of cortisol, a hormone which regulates the body’s response to stress.The study published in the journal Obesity showed that exposure to higher levels of cortisol over several months is associated with people being more heavily, and more persistently, overweight. Chronic stress has long been hypothesised to be implicated in obesity – people tend to report overeating and ‘comfort eating’ foods high in fat, sugar and calories in times of stress, and the stress hormone cortisol plays an important role in metabolism and determining where fat is stored. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe research involved 2,527 men and women aged 54 and older taking part in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, taking data over a four-year period.In the research, the scientists took a lock of hair 2cm long from each participant which was cut as close possible to a person’s scalp – this represented about two months’ hair growth with associated accumulated levels of cortisol.They also examined the participants’ weight, body mass index and waist circumference and how hair cortisol related to the persistence of obesity over time. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThey found that people who had higher levels of cortisol present in their hair tended to have larger waist circumference measurements, were heavier and had a higher body mass index (BMI).Individuals classified as obese on the basis of their BMI (30) or waist circumference (102cm in men, 88cm in women) had particularly high levels of hair cortisol.”These results provide consistent evidence that chronic stress is associated with higher levels of obesity,” said Dr Sarah Jackson, who led the research. “People who had higher hair cortisol levels also tended to have larger waist measurements, which is important because carrying excess fat around the abdomen is a risk factor for heart disease, diabetes, and premature death,” said Jackson. Previous studies looking at the link between cortisol and obesity relied mainly on measurements of the hormone in blood, saliva or urine which may vary according to the time of day and other situational factors. These studies failed to capture long-term cortisol levels.”Hair cortisol is a relatively new measure which offers a suitable and easily obtainable method for assessing high levels of cortisol concentrations in weight research and may therefore aid in further advancing understanding in this area,” she added.last_img read more

Dundee welcomes first ever Pride

first_imgDrag queen Buschie Fandango will be one hosting Dundee Pride | Photo: Twitter/Heidi Hayward Northern Angel Photography/@BuschieFandango Dundee Pride will be officially opened by one of Scotland’s most prominent LGBTI politicians, Member of Scottish Parliment Joe FitzPatrick.We’re heading to @DundeePride tomo to march with our 15 metre trans flag! would love to see loads of #trans including #nonbinary pals, as well as our supporters & allies! Come help us carry the flag on the march from 11.00 in City Square, or come say hello at our stall after! pic.twitter.com/TkxV3MuRWp— Scottish Trans (@ScottishTrans) 21 September 2018LGBTI venues around the city will also be gearing up for the celebrations.Local LGBTI bars POUT and Klozet have special guests in attendance, including Charlie Hides from Ru Paul’s Drag Race, Livin Joy, Cher In Drag, Nick Shane, Miss Tish Ewe, Reba Martell, Ginger Rogers and Just Jesse.The Dundee University Students Association will also be hosting a Pride Afterparty.It’s here! #ItsAboutTime Our first @DundeePride is today!— Dundee Pride (@DundeePride) 22 September 2018The Pride march will get underway at 12pm on Dundee’s High Street in the city center, with the festival kicking off at around 1pm.For more information, check out the official Dundee Pride Facebook page.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/dundee-welcome-first-ever-pride/ Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… GAYSTARNEWS-center_img The East Coast of Scotland will be breaking out the rainbow flags this weekend as celebrations start for the first ever Dundee Pride. Officiated over by local drag star Buschie Fandango, the event will kick off on Saturday morning and run throughout the day.The event will involve a parade and festival in Dundee’s City Square, with festivities taking place outside the city’s iconic Caird Hall.1 day until @DundeePride Thanks to https://t.co/O65Tdlk5yX for the fab photo shoot #dundeepride #dragqueen #LGBTQIA #pride #prideflag #tabledancing pic.twitter.com/h2RWtWeGmI— Buschie “Bushy” Fandango (@BuschieFandango) 21 September 2018For those who looking for a nostalgia fix, the stage performance will feature 90s dance sensation Rozalla (singer of Everybody’s Free), along with Sean Smith and Allan Jay.The city is also expecting to see over 3,000 people taking part in the traditional march, according to Pink Saltire. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)last_img read more

Four cartel members arrested in Cancun extortion attempt

first_imgThe arrests took place after four people passing themselves off as government and city officials were reported to police. The attempt happened during the early morning hours of Saturday when the manager of the bar, Guanatos, requested help, saying inside his bar were extortionists. Municipal Police along with the Navy and National Guard arrived and found the four inside. They were reportedly members of the Cartel de los Zetas. On their person, police found three of them carrying credentials from the General Prosecutor’s Office of Quintana Roo and one with a Town Development credential from the City Council of Benito Juárez. Cancun, Q.R. — Four people have been arrested by Cancun police after a businessman reported an extortion attempt. The four arrested have been identified as Jonathan, Javier, José and Jorge. Police also seized two vehicles. Inside one of the vehicles was cash, a stamp from the Attorney General of Quintana Roo and a transparent bag containing cocaine. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) The four, who said they were from the General Prosecutor’s Office of Quintana Roo and Benito Juárez City Hall, requested money from the bar manager. last_img read more

Private Employers Add 230K Jobs in October

first_img in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, News The number of jobs in the private sector increased by 230,000 from September to October, according to the October 2014 ADP Research Institute National Employment Report released on Wednesday.Medium businesses, those with between 50 and 499 employees, had the largest increase month-over-month with 122,000 jobs added in October, more than double the total of August to September’s increase of 47,000 for companies that size, ADP reported.Small business, those with between one and 49 employees, saw an increase of 102,000 jobs from September to October after adding 93,000 jobs from August to September. In October, 53,000 of the jobs added were in companies with between one and 19 employees and 49,000 were added in companies with between 20 and 49 employees, according to ADP.”Employment continues to trend upward as we begin the last quarter of 2014, driven mostly by small to mid-sized companies,” said Carlos Rodriguez, President and CEO of ADP Research Institute. “October’s job growth is the highest since June and the second highest gain of 2014.”Large businesses with more than 500 employees gained only 5,000 new jobs month-over-month in October after adding 85,000 in September, according to ADP. Businesses with between 500 and 999 employees added 14,000 jobs from September to October, an increase from 8,000 added from August to September, but this gain was offset by the loss of 8,000 jobs in businesses with more than 1,000 employees, ADP reported.The goods-producing sector accounted for 48,000 of the jobs added in October, a slight decline from the 50,000 jobs that sector added in September, according to ADP. The construction industry added the most jobs in this category in October with 28,000, more than twice the number of jobs added in that industry for Sepember (13,000). Manufacturing, however, added only 15,000 jobs after increasing by a three-year high total of 33,000 in September.Meanwhile, 181,000 service-producing jobs were added in October, an increase over the 176,000 jobs that sector added in September. The professional and business service industries contributed the most job additions in that category with 53,000 in October, while the trade/transportation/utilities industries expanded by 47,000 jobs in October, up from 37,000 in September. The financial activities industry gained 4,000 jobs in October, which was less than half of September’s total.”The job market is steadily picking up pace,” said Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody’s Analytics. “Job growth is strong and broad-based across industries and company sizes. At this pace of job growth unemployment and underemployment is quickly declining. The job market will soon be tight enough to support a meaningful acceleration in wage growth.” November 5, 2014 465 Views Private Employers Add 230K Jobs in Octobercenter_img Share ADP Jobs Unemployment 2014-11-05 Seth Welbornlast_img read more