Watch: Veteran golfer hits a bird as ball ricochets out-of-bounds

first_imgMark James, an 18-time European Tour winner and someone who was part of Ryder Cup seven times, was taking part in the Senior Open Championship as part of Golf’s senior stars at St. Andrews this past week. But at the start of the 17th hole, James managed to hit a seagull which was flying overhead. His drive hit the bird midair and ricocheted out-of-bounds.What is special about the 17th hole at St. Andrews, known commonly as the ‘Road Hole’, is that it is one of the toughest and most crucial holes in the history of major championship. It demands par 4, where many a tournament have been lost and won.Even though the condition of the seagull is unknown, James had it bad as needed to hit a second drive, but ended up with a triple-bogey on the hole, which meant he had shot a 5-over par score of 77 by the end of the day.17th, Old Course – St AndrewsDrive hits bird mid-airBall goes out of boundsGolfer makes triple-bogey#SeniorOpen Tour (@StaysureTour) July 27, 2018″It’s one of those freak things. I flushed a seagull about 80-90 yards off the tee on the worst hole on the course,” James said after the end of the day. “It’s happened once before 40 years ago in America when I was on the leaderboard at Doral – it went right into a lake. Both that time and this time I was playing with Sandy Lyle. That can’t be coincidence, there’s a force at work here. If I’d been on commentary I’d have had a field day.”advertisementIncidentally James isn’t the only professional golfer to hit a “birdie” this season, as Kelly Kraft’s tee shot on the par-3 14th at Harbour Town also hit a bird in the air back in April. The mishap caused the ball to drop into a water hazard.”It cost me the cut, most likely,” Kraft had said after the incident. “There was a helping wind, and I hit a 7-iron, caught it perfect. It was probably 30 yards off the tee box and this giant, black bird swooped in front of it and hit it and the ball fell 20 yards short in the water. It would’ve been in the middle of the green. It might have been close. I got screwed.”PGA Tour rules official Dillard Pruitt had said that he could not do anything, stating, “The big difference is a bird is a God-made object. Whereas a telephone wire is man-made. It’s just a stroke of bad luck. It doesn’t happen very often.”PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) had on that occasion come after Kraft, as James would be hoping the same does not happen to him.last_img read more

Footballers in Cyprus forced to retire with heart issues after injections

first_imgFifpro has called for an urgent inquiry into medical treatment given to players at several top-tier clubs in Cyprus.The demand from the world footballers’ union follows reports in the Cypriot media that at least four clubs have been giving injections of unidentified substances to players, three of whom have been forced to retire with serious heart problems.In a statement, the union said: “Because of concerns there is a link between the unidentified substances and the serious heart condition of the three players, Fifpro is calling for football authorities to help identify what was administered to them and to establish if their teammates are in danger.” The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Fifpro said it has written to the Cyprus Football Association, the Cyprus Sports Organisation and Uefa to express its concern and ask for immediate assistance.The union, which represents more than 60,000 players worldwide, added that it believes the substances have been administered by club doctors to aid recovery and it has been going on since the start of last season.The three footballers who have quit football on medical advice are being supported by Fifpro and the Cypriot players’ union but there are concerns about those who have left the clubs in question to continue their careers elsewhere, including some who have moved abroad. Cyprus Share on Twitter Football Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Topics Share on Messenger Share on WhatsApp news Share via Email Share on Pinterest Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Nebraska Finds Unique Way To Practice In The Snow

first_imgNebraska football players enjoy the snow.Nebraska NutritionAt 2-7 on the season, the Nebraska Cornhuskers are playing for respect. Ahead of their game against Illinois, the team had practice during a snowy day.First-year head coach Scott Frost had the bold idea to use the snow to exercise and have fun at the same time.A video from Nebraska Performance Nutrition shows a shirtless Frost instructing the team while they all make snow angels.You can see the video right here:First snow for some of the Nebraska players from the south gave the team a chance to have some fun during the start of practice Thursday. Shirtless coach Frost right in the middle of it all. GBR! #fuelingtactics #fuelNhuskers— Nebraska Performance Nutrition (@HuskerNutrition) November 9, 2018Nebraska started the season 0-6, allowing 33 or more points five times during that span.The Cornhuskers got their first win of the year against Minnesota on October 20th and followed that up with a win over Bethune-Cookman of the FCS the following week.Last week, Nebraska’s two-game winning streak was ended in a 36-31 loss to Ohio State.At 4-5, Illinois are hoping to secure their first winning record in the regular season since 2007. A loss would still give them a window to make a bowl game.UPDATE: We now have a clearer image of a shirtless Scott Frost.Thanks to @Chaz_in_Socal, here is the shirtless Frost— Jim in MN (@HuskersMN) November 9, 2018last_img read more

IPL 2019: Try to make sure no back-biting in KKR camp, says Dinesh Karthik

first_img commentary advertisement No data available! graphs view more view lesscenter_img IPL 2019: Try to make sure no back-biting in KKR camp, says Dinesh KarthikCaptain Dinesh Karthik was under considerable pressure as Kolkata Knight Riders had suffered a six-match losing streak in IPL 2019. Questions were asked about some of the tactical decisions he had made but Karthik managed to get most things right in their 34-run win over Mumbai Indians on Sunday scorecard Akshay Ramesh KolkataApril 29, 2019UPDATED: April 29, 2019 13:30 IST IPL 2019: Dinesh Karthik-led KKR kept their playoff chances alive with a win over MI on Sunday ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSDinesh Karthik said he tries to keep the morale high in the KKR campKKR snapped a 6-match losing streak after Sunday’s win over MIYou need to keep a smile. You need to be nice to others: KarthikKolkata Knight Riders captain Dinesh Karthik said it’s important to make sure his teammates are healthy and in “a great space”, especially when the team is going through a lean patch in a “high octane” tournament like Indian Premier League (IPL).Karthik said he makes it a point to keep negative stuff like back-biting and bickering away from the KKR camp.Karthik’s comments came after Kolkata Knight Riders snapped their six-match losing streak with a 34-run win over Mumbai Indians on Sunday and kept their chances of qualifying for IPL 2019 playoffs alive.”It’s a high-pressure sport, a high octane tournament and you’ve got to make sure everybody’s in a great space, give them the best chance to do well and stay healthy. A lot of bickering and back-biting can go on in these sorts of situations. I’m very aware of it and make sure nothing like that happens,'” Karthik said.The KKR captain added: “At the end of the day, it’s a game. You play the best that you can. You need to keep a smile. You need to be nice to others. Everybody’s trying hard. I always believe that at the end of the day it’s a game. We all go back home and we need to be happy.”I think they need to make sure they have a great experience playing with me. It shouldn’t be all about, ‘oh that guy was so bad when we lost’. I was very aware of that.”Captain Karthik has been under the pump over several tactical decisions he has taken in IPL 2019. KKR started the season with a bang but slumped to six successive defeats and were in danger of crashing out early until Sunday.advertisementKarthik was questioned over his decision to not give Andre Russell an opportunity at the top of the batting order. Russell himself had said that KKR need flexibility when it comes to batting positions in crunch matches.In the lead up to the must-win match against Mumbai, Russell pointed out how difficult it has been for KKR stars to deal with the losing streak.Russell, who has been in the form of his life, was sent in to bat at No. 3 vs Mumbai Indians on Sunday. The West Indies big-hitter made full use of the opportunity and smashed a 40-ball 80 as KKR posted 232 on the board.Similarly, Shubman Gill, whom many felt was being wasted down the order, came out to open and smashed his career-best IPL score of 76 from just 45 balls.Can’t say I should have been given a chance at the top earlier: GillSpeaking to the media after his match-winning knock, Shubman Gill defended the team’s move to use him as a floater, saying first-choice openers Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine have been in good form for KKR in IPL 2019.”Lynn has been opening for so long so we can’t push him down the order and Narine has been doing very well too. So, I can’t say that I should have been given a chance at the top of the order earlier but I am happy that I have the opportunity now and I capitalised on it,” Gill said.Having clinched a crucial win over MI, KKR have manged to live to fight another day. Karthik’s men will next take on Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians in their last two matches on the road and anything but a win can end their playoff chances.Also Read | Andre Russell’s wife on KKR star’s masterclass vs MI: Knew you were going to do thatAlso Read | Happy I capitalised on the opportunity to open for KKR, says Shubman GillAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Dinesh KarthikFollow Andre RussellFollow Kolkata Knight RidersFollow Shubman GillFollow IPL 2019Follow Mumbai Indianslast_img read more

India Pakistan agree on visafree travel of Indian pilgrims to Kartarpur Gurdwara

first_imgNew Delhi: India and Pakistan on Wednesday decided on visa-free travel of Indian pilgrims to Gurudwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan using the Kartarpur corridor, officials said.However, during the meeting between the two sides at Attari in Amritsar, Pakistan insisted on charging a service fee for allowing pilgrims to visit the Gurdwara, which was not agreeable to the Indian side. Pakistan has also shown its unwillingness to allow the presence of Indian Consular or protocol officials at the Gurdwara premises. Pakistan side was urged to reconsider its position, officials said. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsOfficials said the two sides agreed on visa-free travel of Indian pilgrims to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan without any restrictions. Persons of Indian origin holding OCI (Overseas Citizenship of India) card too can visit the Gurdwara using the Kartarpur corridor, official sources said. It was also decided that 5,000 pilgrims can visit the shrine every day and that additional pilgrims will be allowed on special occasions, subject to capacity expansion of facilities by Pakistan side, the sources said. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayIn November 2018, India and Pakistan had agreed to set up the border crossing linking Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur, the final resting place of Sikh faith founder Guru Nanak, to Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur district. Kartarpur is located in Pakistan’s Narowal district across the Ravi river, about four km from Dera Baba Nanak. “Pakistan has conveyed its solemn commitment to increase this number to the maximum possible,” said a source.last_img read more

Husky Energy Incs massive 65B Liwan offshore natural gas platform starts up

CALGARY — Husky Energy Inc. says natural gas has started to flow from the massive $6.5-billion Liwan offshore project in the South China Sea.“Liwan is Husky’s largest project to date and places us inside the door of one of the fastest growing energy markets in the world,” CEO Asim Ghosh said in a release.“It was a massive undertaking and is a great achievement for deepwater gas production in the Asia Pacific Region.”On a quarterly conference call last year, Ghosh likened the assembly of Liwan’s offshore infrastructure to affixing downtown Calgary’s Palliser Hotel to the top of the Calgary Tower — an enormous undertaking that requires extreme precision.Husky operates the deepwater infrastructure, while its partner, Chinese state-owned firm CNOOC Ltd., operates the shallow water facilities and onshore gas terminal. CNOOC holds 51% of their production sharing contract, with Husky holding the rest.The project, about 300 kilometres southeast of Hong Kong, taps into three offshore fields, using shared infrastructure to produce the gas and get it to market.Gas from the first field, Liwan 3-1, has started flowing, with sales expected to increase to 300 million cubic feet per day in the second half of this year. Initial sales of condensates and natural gas liquids are expected to be between 10,000 and 14,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.The second field, Liuhua 34-2, is expected to be tied into the Liwan infrastructure during the second half of 2014, after which sales are expected to increase to 340 million cubic feet per day.The third field, Liuhua 29-1, is expected to be tied in around 2016-2017, when total gas sales are expected to rise to between 400 and 500 million cubic feet per day.For the first five years, gas from Liwan 3-1 and Liuhua 34-2 will sell at between US$11 and US$13 per 1,000 cubic feet, while negotiations are underway for the Liuhua 29-1 sales contract.The project started up amid extremely stormy weather in the South China Sea. Husky expects production from its Asia Pacific segment to come in at the lower end of its 35,000 to 45,000 barrel per day guidance range for this year. read more

HPGR and ore sorting stack up for Vista Golds Mt Todd gold

first_imgSample(g Au/t)Sorter Feed (+16mm)Sorter ProductSorter RejectGold Loss (%) 0.3417.8%0.25511.0%0.3656.8%0.0751.5% Fraction of Total Sample (%)Grade(g Au/t)Fraction of Total Sample (%)Grade(g Au/t)Fraction of Total Sample (%)Grade(g Au/t) 1.3917.8%0.7319.4%1.2388.4%0.1581.0% Toronto and New York-listed Vista Gold reports recent high pressure grinding roll (HPGR) crusher and ore sorting tests on high-grade samples at its Mt Todd gold project, in the Northern Territory of Australia, have confirmed previous test results.The company has also announced plans to complete fine grinding and leaching tests in the March quarter and to follow these results with updated prefeasibility study (PFS) economics in the June quarter.Vista said additional HPGR and ore sorting tests were completed on two, 2.5 t samples from Mt Todd’s Batman deposit containing 1.39 g/t and 1.70 g/t gold, respectively. This testing programme confirmed two important results:HPGR crushing, followed by screening, results in increased concentration of gold in the fine fraction, and;The small amount of gold lost in the rejected material is proportionally lower when sorting higher-grade material.As with previous tests, the samples were HPGR crushed at the facilities of ThyssenKrupp Industries in Germany and screened at 16 mm. The coarse fraction (+16 mm) was sent to the facilities of Tomra Sorting Solutions in Germany, where two-stage (X-ray Transmission and laser) sorting tests were completed using production-sized and commercially available equipment. The following table summarises the results of the testing programme for each of the samples and compares these results to previous bulk tests on low-grade samples: 1.7018.6%0.73710.3%1.2398.3%0.1100.7%center_img Frederick Earnest, President and Chief Executive Officer, said the tests confirmed the benefit of ore sorting for Mt Todd and demonstrated lower gold losses with higher grade crusher feed.“We attribute these results to the favourable characteristics of the Batman deposit. Simply stated, the gold-containing sulphide minerals and quartz/calcite veining are more easily broken into small particles than the non-mineralised host rock,” he said. “Where this breakage does not result in clean separation from the host rock in the first pass of HPGR crushing, the gold-bearing minerals are easily identified and separated in the ore sorting circuit.”The results complement Vista’s previously announced fine grinding and leaching test results, Earnest said, adding that he expects them to support additional improvements in the economics of the Mt Todd gold project when the PFS is published later this year.The crushed and sorted samples have been transported to the facilities of Resource Development Inc, where sample preparation has been completed for assaying and additional fine grinding, leaching and tailings characterisation tests.Samples are being sent to Core Metallurgy Pty to obtain additional fine grinding data simulating grinding in the horizontal IsaMill and to the FLSmidth Minerals Testing and Research Center to obtain data simulating grinding in the vertical VPX Mill.“Both tests will target a final product size of 38-45 microns and will generate a sufficient volume of material for subsequent leach tests,” the company said, adding the fine grinding and leach tests were expected to be completed in the March quarter, with final results expected in the following quarter.The company has completed additional tailings characterisation tests and concluded that no material design changes are required to proceed to the economic analysis using a final grind size of 38-45 microns. 0.6317.5%0.53310.5%0.8177.0%0.1031.1% 0.6718.7%0.61911.3%0.9017.4%0.1922.0% Previous Resultslast_img read more

Crucial PoPVideo un picoprojecteur pour iPhone abordable

first_imgCrucial PoP-Video : un picoprojecteur pour iPhone abordableLa firme Crucial, jusqu’alors spécialiste des systèmes de stockage et de mémoire, vient de lancer un  picoprojecteur, un vidéoprojecteur miniaturisé, destiné à l’iPhone et à l’iPod Touch. Une solution idéale pour regarder des vidéos et des photos à plusieurs, sans être agglutinés devant le petit écran des terminaux d’Apple.PoP-Video : c’est le nom d’un nouveau vidéo-projecteur dédié aux iPhone et iPod Touch. Développé par la firme Crucial, ce gadget peut être connecté aux terminaux d’Apple via un connecteur 30 broches, et offrir jusqu’à 2 heures de lecture vidéo avec une résolution HD de 960 x 540 pixels, rapporte le site Ubergizmo.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Petit et léger, le picoprojecteur tient dans une poche avec ses mensurations de 11.2 cm x 4.8cm x 1.7cm, pour un poids de seulement 98 grammes. Livré avec une application permettant de visualiser des vidéos, des photos, comme des contenus web, et de gérer les réglages de projection, le PoP-Video est compatible avec les iPhone 4 et 4S, et les troisième et quatrième générations d’iPod Touch.Quant à son prix, il est fixé à 99 dollars, soit 75 euros environ. S’il ne se différencie pas des vidéo-projecteurs pour iPhone déjà existants, son prix doux et son design original devraient lui permettre de trouver sa place auprès de ses concurrents.Le 7 mai 2012 à 10:12 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Arsenal need to keep momentum – Wilshere

first_imgArsenal’s Jack Wilshere believes that it is necessary that they maintain their “momentum” ahead of the first leg of their Europa League clash against CSKA MoscowAfter a terrible run of form at the beginning of 2018, which saw the Gunners suffer a four consecutive defeats, things have begun to turn around at the Emirates with Arsenal having now enjoyed a four game winning run in all competitions.While they had a below par performance against the struggling Stoke City last Saturday, Arsene Wenger’s side still came out with a convincing 3-0 victory and Wilshere believes this recent run of strong results can put them in good shape for the remainder of the campaign.“It’s a big game. We needed that 90 minutes out of the way. We needed to get the three points, move on and keep the momentum going.” said the 26 year-old, according to the London Evening Standard.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“We’ve won a few in a row and wanted to keep that going. Now we’ve got a big one on Thursday and we’re ready for that.”“Sometimes it’s like that after an international break, it takes 45 minutes to blow the cobwebs off.“I think in the second half we tried to up it and as the game went on, they got tired, we upped it and our attacking play was too much for them.”The England international has appeared in nine of Arsenal’s 10 matches in the Europa League this season and is expected to feature against CSKA.last_img read more

American Red Cross facing a shortage of type O blood

first_img May 14, 2019 American Red Cross facing a shortage of type ‘O’ blood KUSI Newsroom, Posted: May 14, 2019 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) – The American Red Cross needs your help as they face a critical shortage of type ‘O’ blood.The Red Cross is urging eligible type ‘O’ donors to give blood and to replenish supplies in emergency room where blood transfusions are most needed.Blood donations are known to drop after spring break as fewer blood drives are held at schools nearing the summer.Those who donate blood or platelets to the Red Cross now until June 10 will receive a five dollar amazon gift card via email.The American Red Cross has a critical shortage of type O blood and urges eligible donors to give now to help patients facing trauma and other life-threatening situations. As a thank-you for helping replenish the blood supply, all donors who come to give blood or platelets now through June 10 will receive a $5 Gift Card via email.Right now, the Red Cross has less than a two-day supply of type O blood available for emergency rooms, where it can be most critical. That means just six units of type O blood are available for every 100,000 people, but at least 14 are needed every day. While just 7% of the U.S. population has type O negative blood, it can be transfused to patients with any blood type and is what hospital staff reach for during emergencies when there isn’t time to determine a patient’s blood type. Type O positive blood is the most transfused blood type and is also critical in trauma situations.Right now, the Red Cross has less than a two-day supply of type O blood available for emergency rooms, where it can be most critical. That means just six units of type O blood are available for every 100,000 people, but at least 14 are needed every day. While just 7% of the U.S. population has type O negative blood, it can be transfused to patients with any blood type and is what hospital staff reach for during emergencies when there isn’t time to determine a patient’s blood type. Type O positive blood is the most transfused blood type and is also critical in trauma situations.“All blood types are urgently needed, but we’re facing a critical shortage of type O blood – the blood group most needed by hospitals,” said Cliff Numark, senior vice president, Red Cross Blood Services. “Because it’s vitally important for hospitals to have type O blood available when every second counts, type O donors are urged to donate now and make a point to donate often.”The Red Cross collected approximately 11,500 fewer type O blood donations than needed to sustain a sufficient blood supply. Spring break schedules are known to decrease blood donations, and schools, including high schools and colleges, begin to host fewer blood drives in late spring as school years end. Because these drives account for about 20% of blood donations during the school year, less drives can also greatly affect the blood supply.Eligible donors can find a blood or platelet donation opportunity and schedule an appointment to donate by using the free Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Donation appointments and completion of a RapidPass® are encouraged to help speed up the donation process. RapidPass lets donors complete the pre-donation reading and answer the health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, from the convenience of a mobile device or computer, or through the Blood Donor App.Those interested in hosting a blood drive can learn more and sign up to sponsor a drive this summer by visiting the American Red Cross:The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross. KUSI Newsroom Categories: Health, Local San Diego News, Trending FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Bill would revise graduation requirements

first_imgHigh school graduation requirements have caught the eye of state Rep. Monica Stonier, who is working on a bill to replace some traditional course requirements with classes specific to a student’s career of choice.The Vancouver Democrat’s bill would replace the requirement that high school students take nearly six elective credits with a requirement that they take six “career concentration” credits. Those career-focused credits would need to relate to a specific career, trade program or post-secondary education the student plans to embark upon after graduation.Stonier said her proposal could reduce dropout rates by helping students who are not university-bound see the value in staying in school to prepare for a specific job after graduation. When students drop out of school, they are often headed to a life of poverty, and they become a burden on the taxpayer, she added.“I’m concerned about those kids who are not going to a four-year university, and I want to make sure that they have the flexibility in their credit load that they need to have a diploma that will get them on the path of their choosing,” said Stonier, who also works as a teaching coach for Evergreen Public Schools.For students who want to attend a four-year university, the bill would allow educators to recommend career concentration credits that include art, science, world language or elective courses.last_img read more

Jewel thief given lengthy sentence after stealing millions

first_imgHIALEAH, FLA. (WSVN) – A jewel thief will likely spend the rest of his life behind bars after he was convicted of stealing millions of dollars worth in valuables.Sixty-seven-year-old Anibal Mustelier was sentenced to 52 years behind bars.Mustelier is one of three Hialeah residents convicted of robbing two South Florida jewelry stores and a slew of other crimes.The group was apprehended by Hialeah Police in 2016.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Commercial Fish Boat Explodes in Valdez 1 Injured

first_imgA Coast Guard spokesman says a 30-foot commercial fishing boat exploded and burned Wednesday evening in the small boat harbor in Valdez. The lone person on board was able to walk off and was taken to a hospital.Download AudioLt. Ben Bauman says Valdez firefighters and police responded, as did Coast Guard personnel. They found the vessel Fireman afloat, with the majority of its wheelhouse torn apart by the explosion.Once Valdez firefighters said the area was safe, Bauman says Coast Guard officers were able to board the boat to begin a pollution investigation.The cause of the explosion is under investigation.last_img read more

Defense bills clear US Senate with Alaska projects

first_imgParatroopers from the 4-25th on JBER. (Photo: DoD)Just in time for Veterans Day, the U.S. Senate has passed two bills to keep the military running, and they include several provisions specific to Alaska.Download AudioThe National Defense Authorization Act passed today with amendment by Sen. Dan Sullivan that requires the Pentagon to write an Arctic strategy report within a year. Sullivan hopes the report, which will identify needs and gaps, can help reverse the Army’s decision to reduce forces from Fort Richardson. The bill now goes to the president, and his spokesman says he’ll sign it.A separate bill to fund military construction includes two big projects for Eielson Air Force Base. It has $37 million for an F-35 simulator building at the Fairbanks base, plus $34 million for the Eielson power plant. It also has nearly $8 million for a running track at Fort Greely, according to Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who sits on the Appropriations subcommittee that drafted the legislation. The appropriations bill next goes to a conference committee to resolve differences with the House version.Congress mostly resisted calls from the Pentagon to rein in military benefits. The defense authorization bill will slightly increase the co-pay to fill some prescriptions under Tricare, the insurance program for service members and retirees. It would also gradually trim the housing allowance for military families, to 95 percent of estimated costs. Meanwhile, it holds the troop pay increase to 1.3 percent.last_img read more

Buy This Comic Black Cloud 1

first_img Buy This Comic: DEATH ORB #1Buy This Comic: MAN-EATERS #1 Today is Wednesday, better known as New Comic Book Day, the best day of the week. A lot of great comics came out today, but this column is meant to focus on the best of the best, the must have books that should be in everyone’s stack for the week. This week, that comic is Black Cloud #1 from writers Ivan Brandon and Jason Latour, artist Greg Hinkle, colorist Matt Wilson, and Image Comics.Black Cloud #1(W) Ivan Brandon, Jason Latour (A) Greg HinkleZelda was born in a world of dreams, and hers burned bigger than anyone had ever seen. Now she’s on the run in our world, the dreams broken in her hands. But the pieces are for sale, the rich and the powerful are buying, and suddenly her world isn’t the only place Zelda’s running from. From the creators that brought you Spider-Gwen, SOUTHERN BASTARDS, and DRIFTER, and the incredible colorist of THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, comes a place where dreams come true–and today, they go to war.via Image ComicsEver since it initially pitched as Jessica Jones meets Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, and was announced over a year ago at Emerald City Comic Con 2016, Black Cloud has been one of my most anticipated series from Image Comics. An all-star creative team on a book about the power of imagination was something that sounded right up my alley, but then any talk of the book was MIA for a few months, only for the first issue to debut a year later. This is how Image series seem to go nowadays, along the lines of The Fix, or Injection, as creators are supposed to have a few issues in the can before the series launches to combat delays. Thankfully, Black Cloud fits right in at Image Comics, with the wait being so worth it.This first issue is weird, not giving a lot away, so it is hard to write about as I can’t say much regarding the story. The solicitations say enough as it is. There is another world than ours, and Zelda, a native of it, has ended up in our world, for better or worse. We meet Zelda as she’s down on her luck in a big city, taking advantage of trust-fund kids to get by. A lot of balls are thrown in the air with this first issue, a lot of characters and concepts that might feel off-putting to a more casual reader. However, Ivan Brandon (Vikings) and Jason Latour (Spider-Gwen) are steering the ship here, and they are some of my favorite creators in comics, so it just makes me more excited to see where they take it.via Image ComicsIt’s nice to see Greg Hinkle’s art for the first time in almost a year since The Rattler graphic novel came out a year ago from Image Comics. Black Cloud feels more like his work on Airboy from a couple of years ago, especially in scenes where reality blends with the absurd, but I have to say that this series might shape up to be my favorite work of his yet. It reads well but is also just so much fun and lively, even when it just focuses o two characters having a conversation in an office. It doesn’t hurt that Matt Wilson (Black Widow, The Wicked + The Divine) is the colorist, as he is one of the best in the business and I always seem to be drawn to books that have his name on them. A beautiful first issue that doesn’t give away too much but still manages to keep the reader interested and entertained, Black Cloud fits right in at Image and has a solid debut. The first issue is available now at Comixology.4/5/17 Releases – In addition to Black Cloud #1, here is a list of other new titles that came out this week that you should also be reading, if you are not already.America #2 from writer Gabby Rivera, artist Joe Quinones, and Marvel Comics.Shade, The Changing Girl #7 by writer Cecil Castellucci, artists Dan Parent and Marguerite Sauvage, and DC Comics’ Young Animal Imprint. Stay on targetlast_img read more

Pick easy experimental fashion this festive season

first_imgBe more experimental and choose easy styles and accessories like flats or pre-draped saris for your look during the forthcoming festive season, says an expert. The festive season has already begun and online shopping websites are offering full-fledged sales. Instead of pondering on  the latest fashion trend, one can choose comfort and look pretty. One can go easy with make-up and can wear right shoes as this will complete the overall look. Bhuvi Kathpalia, assistant manager, content (creative),, an online marketplace for Indian fashion, has shared some dressing tips: Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Colour paletteThere is a swift acceptance of a different colour palette which comprises of shades like peach, champagne pink, marsala, wine, aquamarine blue and green, coral, and pastel hues. Since the festivals run over a long period of time without any differentiation in day or night, one should opt for ensembles that are effortless, comfortable, yet chic.EmbellishmentDo not go overboard with the bling. A hint of defining embellishments go a long way to reflect the overall zest of the celebrations. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixFloralsMacro florals have made a huge comeback and this is a great time to wear them with grace. Opt for a floral skirt and team it up with a flattering crop top. Experiment with bold colours at the bottom like vermillion red, but take the look a notch lower with a pastel hued crop top or blouse. Always keep a golden blouse handy that suits your body type and can be used at any time to complete the look. Experiment with a layered or dhoti style skirt that will factor in the element of comfort in your look. Traditional embroideriesDelicate embroideries, bold block prints, tie-dyed silhouettes, foil prints, golden shimmers and sequins, vibrant phulkari, luxurious brocades, are trends that one should experiment with. Choose ethnic wear staples that can transit easily from day to night without adding anything more than a piece of accessory.Opt for hybrid lookThe hybrid look, that is the convergence of traditional sensibilities and contemporary convenience, is making its way into experimentation due to its festive appeal. Choose anarkali dresses crafted from cotton or cotton silk, adorned with block printed motifs to keep a balance.Easy to wear sarisIf you want to keep it simple with a sari, try pre-draped saris or go for fabrics like chanderi and experiment with ombre hues to look taller. Incorporate a zipper into your blouse or kurta, combine a structured phulkari embroidered jacket with an edgy maxi dress, try statement neckpieces or maang tikas for extra bling.last_img read more

Air India goes Khadi way

first_imgThe popularity of Khadi products is growing and latest addition is Air India, who has decided to use natural and eco-friendly Khadi products for its International  flights and has placed an order worth Rs 1.21 crores  to Khadi & Village Industries Commission(KVIC) for the supply of 25,000 units of amenity kits. The products will be supplied by Khadi Gramodyog Bhawan, a flagship showroom of KVIC. The amenity kits are given by Air India to its First class and Business class International passengers.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The kits includes Khadi hand sanitizer, Khadi moisturizer lotion, Khadi lemongrass, Khadi handmade soap, Khadi lip balm, Khadi rose face wash, essential oils etc. KVIC will supply 25,000 kits by 31.01.2016 to Air India in which 5000 kits are for First Class passengers and 20,000 kits for Business Class. This order will generate more than 60,000 man hours which will be a boost to the workers. VK Saxena, Chairman, KVIC, informed that the following appeal made by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, through ‘Man Ki Baat’ for purchasing at least one product of Khadi and support the rural artisans, there have been tremendous encouraging response in sale of Khadi and more and more people are purchasing Khadi especially the youths and teenagers.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixShri Saxena also informed that Airport Authority of India has conveyed its consent for allotting space in the important airports of the Country to develop modern  Khadi outlets.Recently KVIC has also taken up its marketing efforts with Government Departments like Defence, Paramilitary Forces, Railways and Delhi Police etc for procurement of bulk orders to support the Khadi & Village Industries. Director General of Home Guards, Maharashtra has already expressed interest in purchasing Khadi for uniforms and shoes for their forces. CBI also placed an order of 400 Silk ties and scarves for its International Conference held last month. Focused efforts are being made by KVIC to boost Government supply as well as exports for Khadi & Village Industry products. He further informed that in the recent IITF exhibition, KVIC pavilion attracted large number of visitors and the preference for Khadi was revealed by the record sale of Rs 5.51 crores and a footfall of more than one lakh people in the pavilion. He added that the Khadi wave has come to stay. In the recent days, KVIC has also taken many marketing initiatives including organising Khadi Utsav in colleges and Universities bringing out fashion wear, designer wear, Khadi products like Khadi denim, jeans, jackets, t-shirts, skirts etc.last_img read more

Onduty BSF jawan suffers bullet injuries on his chest

first_imgDarjeeling: A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper suffered bullet injuries on his chest on Wednesday while on duty.The incident occurred at around 10 am at Goalpokhar block, Islampur, Uttar Dinajpur district on the Indo-Bangladesh border when he was on duty. Two bullets is said to have pierced his chest. The injured, 26-year-old Prem Singh of Punjab was rushed to the Islampur Hospital. As his condition was reported to be critical, he was referred to the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital in Siliguri. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThough BSF officers were present at the Islampur Hospital, they preferred to remain tight-lipped. There are strong rumors that the trooper had tried to commit suicide and had shot himself with his service arm. The trooper was in the 171 battalion and was on-duty at the Natabartola border outpost under the Goalpokhar block when the incident occurred. Sachin Makkar, Superintendent of Police, Islampur Police District stated: “The BSF has not given anything in writing. However we are aware of the incident.”last_img read more

VIDEO Astros Game 7 starter Lance McCullers started warming up immediately after

first_imgThe Dodgers and Astros are headed for a Game 7 after L.A. held off Houston, 3-1, in front of the sold out Dodger Stadium crowd in Game 6.For the Astros, it’ll be Lance McCullers in the deciding game and it looks like he’ll be ready to go. Just to be on the safe side, he started getting loose with some warm up tosses in the outfield immediately after the conclusion of Game 6.  If you look at his face, he’s dead serious.Gotta love McCullers, he’d like to reschedule the first pitch for Game 7 to 8 A.M. Advertisementlast_img read more