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first_img Despite being held to a 1-1 draw by last-placed Tafari Lions, the Black River-based Black Star hold a seven-point lead on nearest challengers Real Treasure Beach in the Magnum/Charley JB St Elizabeth Major League. Having completed seven league games, Black Star are on 19 points, with Real Treasure Beach (12) and the pair of St Bess FC and Super Action in hot pursuit on 10 points each. Black Star’s record includes six wins and they enjoy a plus-10 goal differential. In another remarkable result, Real Treasure Beach edged Super Action 1-0. At present, the goalscoring standings see three players with four goals each. They are Turnesta Stewart and Romario Smith of Super Action and Davian Ash of Black Star. Today’s matches: Newell United vs Tafari Lions FC at Hounslow, Holland PYC vs Black Star FC at Holland. Tomorrow’s matches: Real Treasure Beach FC vs Vineyard YC at Treasure Beach Sports Park, Haughton United vs Appleton Estate FC at Elim, Super Action YC vs St Bess FC at Holland. Following the ninth round of matches in the Manchester FA Magnum/Captain’s Bakery Major League, defending champions Hillstars are back on top of the standings. Hillstars’ 1-0 win over Land Settlement, which came courtesy of a 90th minute strike by Thorn Simpson, pushed them to 22 points, one more than Ricam Academy. Ricam, who were the previous leaders, were pegged back by a 2-2 draw. Another team, Downs, also profited from Ricam’s loss, jumping to 21 points with a 2-1 win over Greenvale. The league’s golden boot winner last year, Gary McDonald, scored both goals for Downs. Interestingly, all four goals in that game were scored in the first half. Alligator Pond stayed fourth with 18 points despite being held 0-0 by Georges Valley. Eight teams have already advanced to the second round of the South St Elizabeth six-a-side night football competition now on at Treasure Beach Sports Park. They are Gunner FC, Eyes Burning, Wild Onion, Ghetto Youth, Great Bay, Untouchable, Tennant and Longwood. Earlier in the week, Untouchable eliminated Police National 2-1, Tennant crushed Middle East 4-0, while Longwood sent Seaview All Star packing with a 3-0 defeat. The competition continues tonight with the following games: Rio Striker vs Hopewell Masters, Round Hill vs Edusport and Jakes FC vs Boom 11. Treasure Beach night football heats up High Mountain 10K fever hit Williamsfieldcenter_img High Mountain Coffee Road Race fever appears at high pitch 24 hours before the event hit its Williamsfield home in Manchester. There was a beehive of activity at the old Williamsfield round-a-bout, with stalls being erected on every possible land space in proximity. Organisers also anticipate a record amount of entries. Proceeds this year will go to the Mandeville Hospital. The event features the very popular 10K road race, but there will be strong interest around competition in the 5K run and 5K walk. The main route will be the same as previous years, taking participants from the new Williamsfield round-a-bout up the Winston Jones Highway, then through Kendal, around Kirkvine, before ending at the old Williamsfield community park. The current best of local long distance racing will be there, but additional spice will come from specially invited international competitors. Black Star on top in St Elizabeth Major League Hillstars back on top in Manchesterlast_img read more

Kick It Out slam Mackay’s appointment as Wigan boss

first_img1 New Wigan manager Malky Mackay Wigan have been accused of disregarding the Football Association’s ongoing investigation into Malky Mackay by appointing the Scot as their new manager.The Championship club have announced the former Cardiff boss will succeed Uwe Rosler at the helm despite Mackay being still investigated by the FA for last season’s text message scandal.The 42-year-old was forced to pull out of the running to become Crystal Palace manager in August over claims he sent text messages of a homophobic, racist and sexist nature to former colleague Iain Moody during his time in Wales.And football’s anti-discrimination body Kick It Out has questioned his appointment.A Kick It Out statement said: “The FA began investigating in August alleged racist, anti-Semitic, sexist and homophobic comments made by Malky Mackay and Iain Moody, and we are still yet to hear whether this is near to reaching its conclusion almost three months on.Where does the case now lie and how close are we to seeing whether the FA will take the appropriate action?“Wigan Athletic have disregarded the ongoing investigation being undertaken by the FA, and any potential punishment Mackay may face, by taking the decision to appoint him.“We need to see leadership, and a respect for the processes in place, shown by football club owners to demonstrate how seriously they take tackling issues of exclusion, prejudice and discrimination.”Kick It Out also called on the FA to clarify whether it is happy with Wigan’s action.It added: “It remains to be seen if Wigan’s position is one which the FA and all of football’s so-called ‘family’ are happy with.“The FA now needs to move swiftly to let everybody know whether they agree with Wigan’s position or whether they will reinforce their own zero-tolerance stance on all such matters of equality and diversity.“It is essential high levels of conduct are maintained by those in positions of power such as club owners, boardroom officials, chief executives, managers, coaches and players, and we expect The FA, the Premier League, the Football League, the Professional Footballers’ Association and the League Managers Association to ensure these standards are upheld at all times.”last_img read more

Bioneers Update: International Conference Held on Animal-Inspired Design

first_imgGeorgia Tech came out with a press release about progress at their Center for Biologically Inspired Design (CBID) that opened last year (see 10/29/2005).  At a two-day conference May 11-12, international representatives from 20 institutions shared their inspirations on how nature can “help them solve some of the most complex problems of the day,” just as it has inspired poets, artists and musicians.    Though evolution by natural selection is often assumed as the mechanism by which animals solved their design problems, the main thing evolving at CBID is “the belief that every animal must solve a particular problem to survive, so every animal embodies a design solution for a particular problem.”  The assumption that scientists are mining “millions of years of knowledge embedded in the DNA of each creature” does not appear to be essential for the scientists’ own work, which is really reverse engineering the design that is observed in current-day living creatures.While scientists, like Leonardo DaVinci, looked to nature for inspiration centuries ago, biomimetics has recently caught on as a hot area of research at universities across the country.  Last year, Georgia Tech launched the Center for Biologically Inspired Design (CBID) as a way to encourage more of the interdisciplinary research that was already taking place among research groups.  Now, the center boasts 20 members comprised of researchers from various fields of engineering, biology, chemistry, psychology, applied physiology and architecture.The press release mentions that UC Berkeley, U of Illinois, Caltech, and Case Western will be sharing results of their research.  In addition, international scientists from U of Toronto (Canada), Max Planck Institute (Germany) and Shandong University (China) are sharing their work in progress.  Here are examples coming out of this new kind of research:Worm brains:  How tiny worms express genes might yield brain-inspired sensors.Cat balance:  Learning from cats and frogs (yes, frogs) and the way their muscles produce balance might yield better prosthetic devices for the handicapped.Fish teeth:  Fish jaws can help us better understand the mechanical properties of jaws and teeth under stress.Spider silk:  Spider web studies are improving elasticity of artificial materials.Butterfly wing structure:  The arrangement of butterfly scales looks promising for structural patterning.Gecko glue:  The dry adhesive properties of gecko hairs are inspiring new artificial adhesives.Diatom strength:  Patterns and processes in the construction of diatom shells help nanotechnologists build reinforced, shatterproof glass and porcelain.And that’s just for starters.  “Other researchers will present research on the propulsive systems used in fish fins, jellyfish jets, insect legs and snake undulations, along with various ways to produce and coordinate these motions,” the press release ends.  The biosphere’s the limit.Q: How did the Animal Plan It?  A: Not by watching the DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Channel, but through the Discovery Channel of its own built-in Design Network.    The evolution talk in these biomimetics stories (when it occurs at all) is, as Phillip Skell phrases it, “brought in, after the breakthroughs, as an interesting narrative gloss” (02/28/2006).  What is really inspiring this explosion in productive research?  It’s the D word: biological design.  Once the researchers realize that the Charlie mumbo jumbo is only a bad habit, a traditional password in scientific circles that has lost its authority, a holy undergarment that only itches and gets in the way, productivity will be liberated in this exciting field.  Pretty soon the handicapped may be leaping over tall buildings like Superman and you may be scaling buildings like Spiderman.  Go, Bioneers!(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Black Friday sales dominate National Day of Thanksgiving holiday in TCI

first_img Related Items:black friday, building materials, cyber monday, kb home, kishco, sunny foods Tiki Hut host Job Fair then Hurricane Relief fundraiser, Oct 27 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 27 Nov 2015 – On the public holiday in the Turks and Caicos today there was, in the original plan, expected to be religious services held to thank God for the islands and its people and its prosperity. However, Magnetic Media observes that the day is continuing with the trend from nearby USA and remains a weekend of shopping bonanzas. Black Friday sales and specials are promoted around the country and residents are turning out in strong numbers to cash in on the savings. Since 5am Kishco welcomed a stream of shoppers and will give the first 200 people to show up Apple Watches. KB Homes, another major retailer is marking down prices by a giant 25% on all home, building, holiday décor and gift items ahead of the opening of a new depot in Provo’s industrial area. Grocery items are also marked down this weekend at various stores. Graceway IGA is saving patrons money on festive food items especially; IGA now has its stock of real Christmas Trees set up. Meanwhile Sunny Foods is promising low, low prices on thousands of food items for Black Friday until Sunday. This weekend will also see the 31st anniversary and grand reopening of BML Do it Center in Grand Turk; where prices are slashed by 20% at the place where it all began for the Adams’ family. Black Friday is an American tradition where shoppers pay no taxes on popular consumer items; it has evolved to embrace new methods in shopping and some savings spill into the weekend and have even forged Cyber Monday. Grocery Specials at Sonny Foods – SALE on NOW Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp GET TO KNOW KISHCOlast_img read more

MacOS Catalina These 3 new features are the best

first_img WWDC 2019: A quick visual recap of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote See It The top 3 upgrades in MacOS Catalina See It 2 Computers 4:39 $249 Mentioned Above Apple iPad 2018 (space gray, 32GB) Share your voice Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? $249 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Overall, there’s some new mojo in the Mac universe right now after the launch of the new Mac Pro, which is basically a supercomputer for your desk, and the Apple Pro Display XDR, which is pushing forward the technology for desktop displays in ways most of us didn’t expect.Of course, all that massively powerful hardware needs software to take advantage of it and that’s where Catalina comes in. At Apple’s annual WWDC conference, where Catalina announced, Apple’s Tim Cook said the new Mac experience was “Inspired by pro users but designed for everyone.” So let’s talk about the Top 3 features that will make the upgrade worth looking forward to for most users.1. SidecarBy far, the biggest and most useful feature in Catalina is the ability to connect an iPad as a second display for your Mac using a new feature called Sidecar. Apps like Duet Display and Luna Display have been doing this for years, but Apple has made it fast, easy and seamless. And it’s added Apple Pencil support, which means creatives can now use their iPad as a drawing tablet for the Mac. There are a ton of other uses for Sidecar, from using it to view documents while you’re writing a message to viewing videos on the side to just having more windows open when you’re multitasking. Even if you’ve never been a multiple monitor person, you’ll probably find a lot to like about this feature and it’s way to give your iPad a lot more lets you use your iPad as a second monitor for your Mac and as a drawing tablet. Apple 2. iOS apps on the MacThere’s been plenty buzz, as well as some confusion around Apple bringing iOS apps to the Mac. Last year’s first four apps (Apple News, Stocks, Home, and Voice Memos) were disappointing. But, the new generation of iOS apps on Mac — including Twitter, TripIt, Rosetta Stone, DC Universe, Jira Cloud and Gameloft’s Asphalt 9 racing game look a lot more promising. You won’t see these until the final version of Catalina comes out in the fall, but the early previews look like they’re going to add a lot more interesting, helpful and fun stuff to the Mac experience.iOS apps on the Mac Apple 3. The replacement of iTunesIt’s no secret that iTunes has been called out in recent years as a bloated and cumbersome way to manage music, movies and other media. So in Catalina, Apple has finally delivered its successor in the form of three new apps: Music, Podcasts and Apple TV. All in all, this is a much cleaner and simpler way to access your entertainment, and it automatically syncs with your other Apple devices. So your progress on a podcast or a movie, for example, is carried over from your iPhone or your Apple TV to your Mac. It also automatically imports your whole iTunes library (even old CDs you burned). And when you plug in your iPhone or iPad to your Mac, your backups and updates can now be handled through the Finder rather than the iTunes has split iTunes into the Apple Music, Podcasts and Apple TV apps. CNET Other noteworthy featuresOther interesting Catalina upgrades worth noting include:Voice Control has been greatly expanded as an accessibility featureThe new Find My app for locating a lost Mac even if it’s offlineA redesign for the Reminders appShared folders and a new gallery view in NotesScreen Time is now on the MacSafari now lets you screenshot a whole web page and export it as a PDFOne thing Apple still needs to fixThe biggest disappointment in the Catalina beta is that Apple News still hasn’t gotten enough of an overhaul to make it as good as it is on iOS, let alone take advantage of extra capabilities on the Mac. With the launch of Apple News Plus, this makes a Mac overhaul for the News app even more urgent.Final wordCatalina takes the Mac forward in ways that a lot of Mac users will appreciate, especially when using your Mac for entertainment and for the new bridges it builds between Macs and iPads and iPhones. Again, just remember not to install the public beta on the production machine you use to get work done everyday. Wait for the final version this fall before you do that. Apple See It reading • MacOS Catalina’s 3 best features in the public betacenter_img Now playing: Watch this: Best Buy $249 Amazon MacOS Catalina beta Apple The public beta of MacOS 10.15 Catalina is here for everyone to try, now that Apple has released it early — along with the public betas for both iOS 13 and iPadOS. We’ve been testing the various Catalina betas since early June and we have hands-on insights on what’s in it and the best new features you’re going to be most interested in. Of course, we only recommend that you install the Catalina public beta on a testing machine at this point, and not your daily driver. Tags Apple iPad Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. 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Idea Vodafone one step closer to merge into Indias largest telecom firm

first_imgA rickshaw puller speaks on his mobile phone as he waits for customers in front of advertisement billboards belonging to telecom companies in Kolkata February 3, 2014.REUTERS/Rupak De ChowdhuriThe proposed merger between Idea Cellular and Vodafone India has got approval from the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT).After the merger of two telecom companies, Idea and Vodafone will jointly have over 400 million mobile subscribers and together account for the largest share of the Indian telecom segment, reports PTI quoting latest data published by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).Vodafone and Idea are the second and third-largest players, respectively, in the Indian telecom industry now. After the merger, the joint entity will become the number one player in the Indian telecom market in terms of customer base. Currently, Bharti Airtel tops the list.Vodafone India is expected to hold around 47.5 percent share in the new entity, while the rest will be owned by Idea Cellular and promoter Aditya Birla Group (AB Group). Earlier, the AB Group had planned to raise up to Rs 6,750 crore ahead of its merger with Vodafone. The proposed merger of Vodafone India and Idea will create an entity with revenue of around Rs 775-800 billion. The consolidation of Idea and Vodafone will leave only three or four big companies in the telecom industry, which will result in less competition and bigger revenues.The merger deal is expected to be completed by the middle of 2018. The two telecom companies now await the final approval for the merger from the Department of Telecom after Vodafone’s appeal also gets NCLT approval.”We wish to inform you that the Hon’ble National Company Law Tribunal, bench at Ahmedabad, vide its order dated January 11, 2018, has sanctioned the composite scheme of amalgamation and arrangement among Vodafone Mobile Services Limited and Vodafone India Limited and Idea Cellular Limited,” Idea Cellular was quoted by PTI as saying.last_img read more