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8 days agoCallum Hudson-Odoi targeting more goals for Chelsea8 days agoCallum Hudson-Odoi targeting more goals for Chelsea

first_imgCallum Hudson-Odoi targeting more goals for Chelseaby Paul Vegas8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveCallum Hudson-Odoi is targeting more goals when he returns to Chelsea after the international break.The 18-year-old scored two sublime goals in England U21’s 5-1 win over Austria on Wednesday night.”I definitely think I can improve,” Hudson-Odoi said at Stadium-mk. “I am not a perfect player. No one is a perfect player, I think that every day when I go onto a pitch, I want to try my best, work hard and keep improving.”I say to myself, keep going, keep working hard and hopefully more opportunities will come. I am delighted to get the goals. It is goals that I always try to get as well as assists – any contributions to the team.”I am happy with the finishes and I will hopefully build on it and get many more. I have scored many solo runs, maybe not exactly like that, but I am delighted to get a goal like that.”Hopefully many more like that will come and I will get opportunities to score. I will hopefully go back to Saturday with Chelsea and get another three points.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

eLearning Centres Set Up in Four JDF BarrackseLearning Centres Set Up in Four JDF Barracks

first_img Four barracks belonging to the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) have been retrofitted, to include eLearning centres, resulting in advanced training opportunities for soldiers and easier access for applicants to complete their online recruit test for the Force.Officer with responsibility for training, Third Battalion The Jamaica Regiment (National Reserve), Captain Dobby Spencer, told JIS News that bases in St. Mary, Manchester, St. James and Kingston have all been outfitted with computers, printers, furniture, network switches and cables by the Universal Service Fund (USF), as part of their island eLearning initiative.“The JDF itself had an input in the project as we provided the physical structure to house the equipment, installed air conditioning units, as well as the painting and electrical work,” Captain Spencer highlighted.Although the eLearning centres are primarily for members of the JDF, Captain Spencer said that part of the long-term plan is to facilitate persons who are interested in joining the JDF to visit any of the four barracks closest to them and complete the test, which is now done online.“So, it will be a significant cost saving measure for individuals who would have to travel from varying parts of the island to Kingston to do the test,” he noted.The Captain said the JDF is grateful for the USF’s sponsorship, as the use of technology is part of the JDF’s strategy to enhance training and learning, especially for the Third Battalion The Jamaica Regiment (National Reserve).“This is so, because as a Reserve Unit we do not have as many contact hours as members of the regular force, so we have to use technology to complete all the training that is required, which will allow us to operate at the same level as members of the regular force,” he  explained.Training will include several subject areas, such as Leadership, Communication Techniques, First Aid, Drug and Alcohol Awareness, Rules of Engagement and Counselling Techniques, all aimed at developing the soldier as a well-rounded individual, empowered and equipped to contribute to his or her community at a greater level. Bases in St. Mary, Manchester, St. James and Kingston have all been outfitted with computers. Four barracks belonging to the JDF have been retrofitted, to include eLearning centres, resulting in advanced training opportunities. The long-term plan is to facilitate persons who are interested in joining the JDF to complete the test online. Story Highlightslast_img read more

Security Project Gets $279 MillionSecurity Project Gets $279 Million

first_imgA sum of $279 million has been allocated to the Justice, Security, Accountability and Transparency Project (JSAT) in the 2018/19 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.The project seeks to improve the standard of living and quality of life of Jamaican citizens by strengthening governance and oversight, with particular regard to the functioning of the security and justice system.Physical targets for the new fiscal year by the Ministry of National Security include completing the construction of an Annex to the Institute of Forensic Science Laboratory, providing training and supply equipment to aid in the fight against corruption, the supply and installation of an electronic Case Management System, and rehabilitating and equipping classrooms and dormitories at the National Police College of Jamaica.Achievements of the programme up to December 2017 include (a) interview rooms at select law-enforcement agencies refurbished and equipped with video-recording items; and (b) equipment to facilitate the identification of drugs and other substances supplied to the Forensic Institute of Science Laboratory.The project, which began in August 2014, is being funded by the European Union.last_img read more

Facebook launches civil rights task force ahead of 2020 US pollsFacebook launches civil rights task force ahead of 2020 US polls

first_imgSan Francisco: Facebook has announced a civil rights task force that would help the social networking giant fight political interference in the 2020 presidential campaign and census. The task force will have onboard civil rights expertise to ensure it is effective in addressing areas like content policy, fairness in artificial intelligence, privacy, and elections. “We will work with voting rights experts to make sure key members of our election team are trained on trends in voter intimidation and suppression so they can remove this content from Facebook more effectively,” Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer at Facebook, said in a blog post on Sunday. Also Read – Spotify rolls out Siri support, new Apple TV app Facebook witnessed heavy political interference from nation-state actors during the 2016 US presidential election on its platform. “With both the US Census and the US presidential elections, 2020 will be big year. An accurate census count is crucial to governments for functions like distributing federal funds and to businesses and researchers. “That’s why we’re going to treat next year’s census like an election — with people, policies and technology in place to protect against census interference,” said Sandberg. Also Read – New Instagram tool to help users spot phishing emails The announcement came in the wake of a leading civil rights expert Laura Murphy releasing her second interim report in a multi-year audit of Facebook. Murphy began leading an audit more than a year ago with support from the noted civil rights law firm Relman, Dane and Colfax. She spoke to more than 90 civil rights organizations and people from Facebook’s policy, product and enforcement teams. “We’re also introducing civil rights training for all senior leaders on the task force and key employees who work in the early stages of developing relevant products and policies,” informed Sandberg. Facbook said it now bans praise, support and representation of white nationalism and white separatism. “The report recommends we go further to include content that supports white nationalist ideology even if the terms ‘white nationalism’ and ‘white separatism’ aren’t explicitly used. We’re addressing this by identifying hate slogans and symbols connected to white nationalism and white separatism to better enforce our policy,” Sandberg announced. In March this year, Facebook announced settlement agreements with leading civil rights organizations to change how US housing, employment and credit ads are run on Facebook. “As a result of the settlement, we’re rolling out updates so anyone who wants to run US housing, employment and credit ads will no longer be allowed to target by age, gender or zip code and will have a much smaller set of targeting categories overall,” the Facebook COO added. To protect elections, said Sandberg, the company has a team across product, engineering, data science, policy, legal and operations dedicated full time to these efforts. “We expect to finalize a new policy and its enforcement before the 2019 gubernatorial elections. This is a direct response to the types of ads we saw on Facebook in 2016,” she added.last_img read more

83 NDRF teams dispatched for flood relief rescue in 4 states MHA83 NDRF teams dispatched for flood relief rescue in 4 states MHA

first_imgNew Delhi: As many as 83 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been dispatched to four flood-hit states of Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka and Gujarat for rescue and relief operations, the Home Ministry said on Friday. The current flood situation in different parts of the country and the preparedness of central ministries and agencies to deal with it was reviewed at a high-level meeting chaired by Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ The Director General of the NDRF apprised the meeting that 83 NDRF teams have been positioned with all necessary equipment in vulnerable areas of the four flood-affected states, a home ministry statement said. These teams are in addition to the 173 teams of Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard. An NDRF team comprises around 45 personnel. During the last two days, Maharashtra, Kerala and Karnataka received extremely heavy downpour, the India Metrological Department (IMD) said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K In addition, Gujarat, West Madhya Pradesh and East Rajasthan are also expected to receive heavy rainfall till Saturday. The control rooms in the MHA, NDRF, IMD and Central Water Commission are keeping a close watch on the situation round the clock. They have, thus far, evacuated over 82,000 people to safer places and rescued 2,325 people, the statement said. Union Home Minister Amit Shah is continuously monitoring the situation and instructing officials concerned to take necessary actions, it said. After the review, MoS Rai directed the senior officers to take every possible measure to deal with the situation arising out of the South-West Monsoon and to extend all necessary assistance to the flood-affected states. The NDRF, Ministry of Defence and other agencies involved in the rescue and relief operations have assured that requests from concerned states are being fulfilled on a real-time basis, the statement said. Some parts of the country are facing battering flood conditions. Torrential rains pelted various parts of Kerala on Friday as the toll in rain-related incidents, including landslides, in the last three days mounted to 22 with over 22,000 people being shifted to relief centres, officials said. In Maharashtra, over two lakh people have been evacuated to safer places due to the floods that have wreaked havoc in five districts – Sangli, Pune, Kolhapur, Solapur and Satara, officials have said. On Thursday, at least nine people drowned after a boat engaged in rescue work overturned near the flooded Brahmanal village in Palus tehsil of Sangli.last_img read more

Autopsies planned on bodies found in Manitoba believed to be BC murderAutopsies planned on bodies found in Manitoba believed to be BC murder

first_imgWINNIPEG (NEWS 1130) – Autopsies are set for Thursday on the two bodies found in northern Manitoba, believed to be those of the Vancouver Island murder suspects who were the focus of an over two-week-long manhunt.The autopsies should answer some — but not all — questions, including whether the remains found do in fact belong to 18-year-old Bryer Schmegelsky and 19-year-old Kam McLeod — although, Mounties have little doubt.“At this time, we are confident that these are the bodies of the two suspects wanted in connection with the homicides in British Columbia,” Manitoba RCMP Assistant Commissioner Jane MacLatchy said.Another question many Canadians are asking is how the pair died, and when.While the autopsy will provide some answers, it likely won’t reveal “why.”The two were last seen, alive, in Gillam — about 1,000 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg — on July 22.The bodies were found on Wednesday morning in very dense brush, about eight kilometres from where a torched vehicle used by the two was found.“It’s a very dense place, it’s a difficult place to find anybody,” MacLatchy said of the area near the Nelson River. “Very tough terrain, lots of land as well — it’s a huge area that we’re looking at.”The same area around Gillam, Fox Lake Cree Nation, and York Landing has been the focus of an intense search that gripped much of Canada, and even other parts of the world, since the manhunt began after Schmegelsky and McLeod were named suspects on July 23 in three northern B.C. deaths.WATCH: Murder suspects believed dead, Mounties say “Your lives have been disrupted,” MacLatchy said to those living in the communities impacted by the manhunt. “Many of you lived with uncertainty and fear, but throughout you were resilient — you came together as communities, and you helped our officers get the job done.”On August 2, Mounties had said a damaged rowboat was found along the Nelson River, and dive teams were sent out to conduct an underwater search in what was described as “significant areas of interest.”Days later, the RCMP had confirmed several items linked to the two men were found along the shore, but it’s still unclear what those items are.“We didn’t have any information to pin point us to a specific search area where we could do a much more detailed search,” MacLatchy said of the days before the discovery. “The items we did find on the shoreline gave us that opportunity to pinpoint that search and therefore do a much more detailed search of the area.”Gillam Mayor Dwayne Forman says people are relieved to know the search has come to an end.“Unbelievable sense of relief for communities of Gillam and Fox Lake, it’s a sense of closure,” he said on Wednesday.While he said he was relieved the manhunt was over, Forman also said his thoughts are now with the families of those impacted, saying they may never get the answers they’re looking for about what happened, and why.“The closure is here for Gillam and Fox Lake area, but the closure for the victims’ families is far from over,” he said.The Port Alberni men were charged with the second-degree murder of UBC lecturer Leonard Dyck — whose body was found on July 22 near Dease Lake, B.C. — and suspects in the deaths of of American Chyyna Deese and her Australian boyfriend Lucas Fowler, who would shot and killed sometime in mid-July. The couple’s bodies were found along the Alaska Highway, south of Liard Hot Springs, on July 15.“To the families of everyone affected by the series of events over the last few weeks, I know it has been so very difficult,” MacLatchy said on Wednesday.The processSteen Hartsen, a forensic DNA analyst at BCIT, explains examiners will likely want to first and foremost confirm the identities when doing the autopsies.“Obviously, that’s one of the more pressing concerns,” he said. “I imagine they’ll have a number of characteristics on them that’ll be easy to identify, either personal effect, or clothing, or other things that are associated with them. But, they’ll also look for probably dental records is one of the easier ways to identify human remains.”What comes next is probably the cause of death, to determine what exactly happened to the two men.In all, Hartsen says the autopsy should only take a few days time.How long it will take for the findings to be released to the public, however, may not be as straightforward.“It really depends on the lead investigators and what they want to do, and whether they want to present all the information once they’ve got possible motive and anything else, or if they just want to present things as they’re discovered,” he explained. “So it’s really impossible for me to say how long it will be until that information is released.”-With files from The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Hill leads No 13 Hokies in rout of St FrancisHill leads No 13 Hokies in rout of St Francis

BLACKSBURG, Va. — Ahmed Hill scored eight of his 19 points during a 24-6 run spanning halftime, and No. 13 Virginia Tech beat St. Francis, Pennsylvania, 75-37 on Saturday.The Hokies (5-0) led 23-20 when a 3-pointer by Ty Outlaw sparked a 10-2 run to end the first half. Nickeil Alexander-Walker made another 3-pointer right after halftime, one of 14 for Virginia Tech, and two 3s and a basket from Hill and a three-point play by Justin Robinson pushed the lead to 47-26.Myles Thompson led the Red Flash (1-4) with 14 points. St. Francis shot just 25.9 per cent (15 for 58) and committed 22 turnovers.The Red Flash went nearly eight minutes without a point in the second half as the Hokies scored 15 straight to open a 62-30 lead.Outlaw added 15 points, all on 3-pointers. Alexander-Walker scored 11 for the Hokies, and Robinson finished with 10 points and seven assists.BIG PICTURESt. Francis: The Red Flash are the preseason favourites in the Northeast Conference with 93 per cent of their scoring back from last season, and they are preparing for conference play with a tough early schedule. The Hokies were the third straight ranked team to beat the Red Flash this season, and they’ve now lost 50 games in a row against ranked opponents since they beat a ranked St. Bonaventure team 92-81 on Jan. 25, 1959.Virginia Tech: One of the Hokies’ weaknesses in recent seasons has been on the defensive end, which forced them to often just have to outscore teams. That appears to have improved early in the season. They held teams to 66.5 points and 46.1 per cent shooting in their first four games. Those numbers only got better against the Red Flash.UP NEXTSt. Francis: The Red Flash return home to face Bloomsburg on Tuesday night.Virginia Tech: The Hokies head back on the road to face Penn State in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Tuesday night.___More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25Hank Kurz Jr., The Associated Press read more

No 12 Ohio State mens basketball team falls to No 24 NorthNo 12 Ohio State mens basketball team falls to No 24 North

Sophomore forward Marc Loving (2) passes the ball during a game against Campbell on Nov. 26 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 91-64.Credit: Ed Momot / For The LanternPlaying away from Columbus for just the second time this season, the No. 12 Ohio State men’s basketball team fell on the road again, this time to the No. 24 North Carolina Tar Heels in Chicago, 82-74.OSU is now 0-2 against ranked teams this season, as it fell to then-No. 5 Louisville, 64-55, on Dec. 2.Just like in the loss to the Cardinals, the Buckeyes fell down by a lot, only to make a second half comeback that fell short.Down by as much as 18 with 10:41 left to play in the game, OSU cut the Tar Heel lead to seven with 1:19 left to play, but could not get any closer despite multiple missed free throws by UNC down the stretch.The Buckeyes (9-2), who played in the first of two games of the CBS Sports Classic, fell behind early at halftime, 43-31, to UNC as the Tar Heels (8-3) shot 51.5 percent from the floor in the first half and outrebounded OSU, 23-15.OSU was able to stay in the game early with its outside shooting, as the Buckeyes made six three-point field goals, but they couldn’t seem to get anything going inside as they shot just six of 20 from inside the arc in the first half.The Tar Heels, however, dominated the paint as they scored 34 of their 82 points from inside and outrebounded OSU for the game 53-40.The second half resulted in more of the same, as the Buckeyes shot just 32.5 percent from the field in the half and made just four of 17 from beyond the arc.The Buckeyes were led by sophomore forward Marc Loving, who tallied 19 points in the loss.The Tar Heels were led by junior forward Brice Johnson, who totaled 18 points in the game.The Buckeyes are set to return to the floor Monday to take on the Miami RedHawks at the Schottenstein Center. Tip is scheduled for 6 p.m. read more

Womens basketball Mitchell moves up No 15 Ohio State keeps win streakWomens basketball Mitchell moves up No 15 Ohio State keeps win streak

Ohio State junior guard Kelsey Mitchell pulls up for a shot in the second half against Wisconsin at the Schottenstein Center on Jan. 19. OSU won 70-61. Credit: Jacob Myers | Assistant Sports EditorThe No. 15 Ohio State women’s basketball team walked away from its first win in Williams Arena since 2011 after Thursday night’s game, beating the Minnesota Gophers 88-76.The Buckeyes (18-5, 8-1 Big Ten) were lead by junior guard Kelsey Mitchell with 25 points where she also racked up two assists and five rebounds. She was followed by senior forward Shayla Cooper with 18 points. Redshirt junior forward Stephanie Mavunga dominated on both sides of the ball getting her ninth double-double of the season with 13 points and 16 rebounds. Mitchell passed former Minnesota player Lindsay Whalen in the Big Ten all-time scoring list, becoming the Big Ten’s tenth all-time scorer after ending Thursday’s game with 2,287 career points. OSU struggled in the first quarter. Minnesota (11-10, 2-6 Big Ten) came out in a 2-3 zone and swarmed OSU’s shooters, holding the Buckeyes to an 0-for-5 start from beyond the arc. The Gophers also forced six OSU turnovers, and held a one point lead after the first quarter.In the second quarter, the Buckeyes found their rhythm offensively as the Big Ten’s leading scorer found her groove. Mitchell hit three straight shots midway through the quarter to swing the momentum in OSU’s favor. In the third, the Gophers couldn’t stop Cooper, as she hit several open jumpers from the elbow. Additionally, the Buckeyes came out of halftime and got to the line more and knocked down their shots, knocking down 7-of-9 free throws in the third.Two minutes into the last quarter of play, Minnesota junior guard Carlie Wagner hit a wide-open 3-pointer to cut the lead to three and got the crowd into the game. However, Minnesota relinquished momentum when Mavunga grabbed an offensive rebound and hit the put-back shot. Wagner went on to score 34 points, but OSU’s offense kept the score in its favor.OSU scored 26 in the last quarter of play, and finished with 50 percent shooting from the field as a team. The Buckeyes will look to continue their winning streak to five, facing the Nebraska Cornhuskers at the Schottenstein Center on Sunday at noon. read more

Medals are so hard to get Its something special BrittonMedals are so hard to get Its something special Britton

first_imgWith about 400m to go I was thinking I’m either second or fourth here so to come third is like ‘Oh!’. A medal is a medal and I’m happy.“There were four of us there and the last place you want to be is fourth so to get one of the others is great really. Because we were so close, everyone would have been wishing for second. Moreira had it tied up (in first place).”Added to her recent wins in Budapest, Edinburgh, Antrim and Athlone, this latest success sees Britton in terrific form heading to Bydogszcz for the World Cross in three weeks’ time.Listen to the full interview with Will Downing on Soundcloud hereBrilliant Britton takes bronze at European Indoor Championships FIONNUALA BRITTON COMES away from her first European Indoor Championships having added a bronze medal to her ever-growing collection.The Irish Olympic runner travelled to Gothenburg to compete in the 3,000m as part of her preparations for this month’s World Cross Country Championships in Poland.Having gone into the event claiming a top three finish in the finals would be a “bonus”, the 28-year-old ran an exceptional race this afternoon to clinch third.After the 12 runners were called back due to a false start, Britton found herself at the back of the pack second time out but had moved up to seventh by the halfway mark and with one lap to go found herself in fourth.Over the final 200m, she made up a remarkable amount of ground to catch the two runners ahead of her, Corrinna Harrer of Germany and Russia’s Yelena Korobkina, and was just pipped to the line by the latter – finishing in a time of 9:00.54 with Portugal’s Sara Moreira taking gold.Speaking to Will Downing after the race, Britton said: “It’s so hard to explain. Medals are so hard to get. It’s something special.last_img read more

Amazon Prime customers receiving credit for accepting slower shippingAmazon Prime customers receiving credit for accepting slower shipping

first_imgAmazon’s Prime subscription for $79 a year is a very tempting proposition, mainly because of the free two-day shipping that gets applied to all your orders. However, Amazon isn’t happy just to save you money with fast, free shipping, it is now quite willing to pay its Prime customers in return for accepting a slower shipping method.That’s right, if you don’t mind waiting a week to get your order, and you’re a Prime customer, Amazon may credit your account as a way of saying thanks. By selecting the No-Rush Shipping option you may get rewarded with either Amazon Instant Video Store or MP3 Store credit in amounts between $1-$3 per order.There’s no guarantee you’ll get an account credit, but it’s worth a try if you don’t need your order immediately. For example, when you’re ordering Christmas presents over the next couple of weeks.No-Rush Shipping is a clever move from Amazon, as it offers yet another reason to order all your stuff from them. It also costs very little to do as the reward is credit for a services Amazon already offers and wants to promote so customers use them more.How do other e-tailers compete with what is effectively paying your customers not to deliver quickly? They can’t unless they match the offer or beat it, which no one is likely to do. Most can’t compete as they don’t have the equivalent video and music stores to offer credit for.How long this credit for slower shipping lasts depends on how popular it becomes. If it’s too popular Amazon can at least scale back how many credits it hands out as they aren’t guaranteeing everyone will get one anyway, but chanes are, this becomes a permanent addition to the delivery options.via Business Insiderlast_img read more

Un catalogue dexoplanètes sur iPhone et iPadUn catalogue dexoplanètes sur iPhone et iPad

first_imgUn catalogue d’exoplanètes sur iPhone et iPad États-Unis – Une application disponible pour iPhone et iPad propose aux passionnés de recevoir des informations concernant les récentes découvertes d’exoplanètes. Le programme, exclusivement en anglais, est gratuit.Les fans d’astronomie peuvent se réjouir. Les stores de l’iPad et de l’iPhone proposent l’application Exoplanet, un programme offrant une analyse très poussée du système solaire et des découvertes récentes faites par les astronomes, rapporte le site lecosmographe.com. En un glissement de doigt, l’utilisateur peut se renseigner sur le poids, la position ou la composition d’une planète. Un système d’alerte avertit l’utilisateur d’une découverte. Des animations et des illustrations permettent de gratifier l’appareil d’images surprenantes. L’application est gratuite mais uniquement disponible en anglais pour le moment.Le 15 juin 2010 à 12:38 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Man hospitalized for smoke inhalation after fire in Normal Heights neighborhoodMan hospitalized for smoke inhalation after fire in Normal Heights neighborhood

first_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Flames shot from windows and black smoke billowed into the sky as San Diego firefighters battled a house fire of unknown origin Friday morning in Normal Heights, authorities said.The blaze was reported at 6:43 a.m. inside a single-story home in the 4400 block of 38th Street near the corner of Meade Avenue, just west of state Route 15, San Diego Fire-Rescue Department spokesman Jose Ysea said. Smoke and flames were visible as the first firefighters arrived, but the home was already evacuated.Dozens of fire engines, water tankers and other emergency personnel responded, and the fire was knocked down by 7:06 a.m., Ysea said. No injuries were immediately reported, according to the spokesman, but firefighters at the scene told dispatchers that an elderly man suffered smoke inhalation, and it was reported the man was taken to a hospital for treatment.San Diego Gas & Electric responded to the home to shut off gas and power, Ysea said. Firefighters told dispatchers they were evacuating several neighboring homes as a precaution.The American Red Cross was called out to the scene to assist the displaced resident, Ysea said. There was no immediate word on the cause or an estimate of the cost of damage, but investigators were working Friday morning to determine what sparked the blaze. Posted: March 9, 2018 Man hospitalized for smoke inhalation after fire in Normal Heights neighborhood KUSI Newsroom, March 9, 2018center_img KUSI Newsroom Updated: 10:37 PM Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: American Red Cross, Normal Heights, San Diego Fire-Rescue FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

The Lamborghini SC18 Alston is an 800hp oneoff wonderThe Lamborghini SC18 Alston is an 800hp oneoff wonder

first_img Post a comment We got a world exclusive first look at the Lamborghini… Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice 5:19 10 Photos More From Roadshow Tags Superluxury Cars Coupes 2020 Lamborghini Huracán Evo Spyder first drive: Worth every sunburn The Lamborghini SC18 will tear your face off on the track 2019 Lamborghini Urus review: Part SUV, part supercar 0 2020 Audi R8 first drive: Improving an already fantastic supercar There’s rich, and then there’s “hey, Lamborghini, make me a custom car” rich. We don’t know much about the latest super-wealthy person with the cash to commission a one-off, extravagant Lamborghini. But do know they have a son named Alston, hence, the Lamborghini SC18 Alston.As for the rest of the name, SC stands for Squadra Corsa. The 18 refers to the year it was produced, although we had to wait until the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed for it to break cover. The Alston is based on the Aventador SVJ, but the changes are numerous. The engine has a modified intake, which pushes the power up to 800 horsepower. A host of bodywork changes include a new front splitter, new rear deck cover and an adjustable rear wing that, in typical Lamborghini style, can be set to alto, medio or brasso, and can deliver more downforce than on the SVJ. A titanium exhaust and a new diffuser are also on hand, and we expect these to make their way to future Lambos soon.There are also few smaller touches, like the lights, that can be recognized from the Centenario. Flashback to the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, the Centenario was built to celebrate the 100th birthday of Ferrucio Lamborghini, the company’s founder. This is where I usually say something like, “I’ll take two,” but only one will be built and I’m definitely not its buyer. Lamborghini Back to the SC18, you might be shocked to learn it’s road-legal. We wouldn’t expect to see it in the parking lot of your local grocery store anytime soon, but in theory, you could. Just watch the ground clearance — the SC18 sits even lower to the ground than the SVJ.The interior isn’t quite as excessive as the exterior, with a simplified steering wheel that’s completely free of buttons or switches. It has the same centrally located infotainment screen that we saw on the Centenario, and the door pulls are simple leather loops. It’s hard to ever call any part of a Lamborghini “basic,” but this interior is about as basic as they come. Presumably, that’s entirely the owners choice, because from what we understand about the performance and handling, it’s aggressive. Very aggressive. So it stands to reason that you’ll want to keep focused on the job in hand if you take this out for a proper drive. In addition to having more power than the SVJ, Lamborghini says the SC18 has more grip and sharper throttle response, too.We’ll likely never know the full details of who this car belongs to, but considering this one-off request really ups the ante over the already-bonkers SVJ, it’s fair to assume they’ll be making good use of it. Lamborghini Lamborghinilast_img read more

5000yearold beer recipe and brewing gear discovered in China5000yearold beer recipe and brewing gear discovered in China

first_imgChina probably isn’t the first to leap to mind when you’re thinking of countries with a storied brewing history. But it turns out they’ve been at it for around 5,000 years.A team of archaeologists led by Stanford’s Jiajing Wang working at a site in the Shaanxi province in northwestern China have discovered vessels that were used to make beer. It has been determined they are from the late Yanghhsao period, which dates back to between 3,500 and 3,000BC.Like the modern beers we enjoy, this ancient brew was produced from barley. Traces of other ingredients were found, too, including millet, lily, Job’s tears, yam, and snake gourd root. When asked if the beer could be reproduced today, Wang said “I really have no idea,” adding “that is beyond our research methods.” Perhaps the teams that worked with that 210-year-old shipwreck beer could lend Wang and his team a hand.Because of the age of this find, Wang believes that the Chinese may have first grown barley as a crop not as a source of food, but to make beer. He’s also in agreement with the producers of (and several of the experts who appeared in) How Beer Saved the World in stating that the production of beer may have played an important role in the development of Chinese society.By the time the Chinese at the Shaanxi site started brewing beer, their countrymen were already quite familiar with another libation. There’s evidence to indicate they’d been making a fermented rice concoction since some time around 5000BC.last_img read more

A family chat in Santiago de CóbanoA family chat in Santiago de Cóbano

first_imgRelated posts:Dreaming of a weekend trip Deadly beauty When you shop in Costa Rica, take a friend Go, Jason, go! Thanks so much to reader John Honeyman for this image.Would you like to submit a photo to our #TTPicOfTheDay series? Please send horizontal photos at least 1100 pixels wide to kstanley@ticotimes.net. We’d love to see the sights with you. Facebook Commentslast_img

Logan Paulsen TE KneeAnkle Limited Limited LimiteLogan Paulsen TE KneeAnkle Limited Limited Limite

first_imgLogan PaulsenTEKnee/AnkleLimitedLimitedLimited— Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Ito SmithRBNeckLimitedFullLimitedQuestionable Chad WilliamsWRHamstringDNPDNPLimitedQuestionable Budda BakerSKneeDNPLimitedLimitedQuestionable The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 0 Comments   Share   Ben GarlandGBackLimitedFullFull— Oday AboushiOLToeLimitedLimitedFull— Deone BucannonLBChestLimitedLimitedLimitedQuestionable The Arizona Cardinals will hit the road for a game against the Atlanta Falcons following a 17-3 home loss to the Detroit Lions.The Cardinals lost defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche to injured reserve against the Lions and linebacker Deone Bucannon remained sidelined with a chest injury.Will this be the week Bucannon returns from injury? Will wide receiver Chad Williams return from a hamstring injury?Below is the official Week 15 NFL injury report for the Cardinals and the Falcons, who play at 11 a.m. on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station. Julio JonesWRFoot/Calf/IllnessDNPDNPLimited—center_img Terrell McClainDTToeDNPDNPDNPOut Austin HooperTEKnee/AnkleDNPDNPLimited— Larry FitzgeraldWRNot Injury RelatedDNPFullFull— Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Grady JarrettDTGroin/ShoulderDNPLimitedLimited— PlayerPositionInjuryWednesdayThursdayFridayGame Status PlayerPositionInjuryWednesdayThursdayFridayGame Status Deion JonesLBFootLimitedLimitedFull— David JohnsonRBQuadricepDNPLimitedFull— Korey CunninghamOLHipLimitedFullFull— Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img read more

Have you ever flirted with your fellow passengersHave you ever flirted with your fellow passengers

first_imgHave you ever flirted with your fellow passengers? Did it lead to anything or was it just a bit of fun to pass the flight? VOTE NOW!<a href=”http://polldaddy.com/poll/4439016/” mce_href=”http://polldaddy.com/poll/4439016/”>Flirty Flying: ever flirted with another passenger you just met?</a><span style=”font-size:9px;” mce_style=”font-size:9px;”><a href=”http://polldaddy.com/features-surveys/” mce_href=”http://polldaddy.com/features-surveys/”>online survey</a></span> ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedTax Refunds: Have you ever claimed? VOTE NOW!Tax Refunds: Have you ever claimed? VOTE NOW!Free Flight Upgrade: have you ever had one? VOTE NOW!The free upgrade. It’s the golden ticket to a flight of luxuryWhat do you miss most about the flights of yester-year? VOTE!Missing the golden era of flying? What do you miss most?last_img read more

Taylor Swift donates tickets to mourning police deTaylor Swift donates tickets to mourning police de

first_imgTaylor Swift donates tickets to mourning police department WEYMOUTH, Mass. – Taylor Swift is helping ease the pain of a Massachusetts city mourning the recent loss of a police officer.Weymouth Mayor Robert Hedlund tells The Patriot Ledger that Swift donated “a significant number of tickets” to the town for her shows this weekend in Foxborough, which were distributed among city police officers.Weymouth Sgt. Michael Chesna was shot and killed while investigating a car crash July 15. The same person is also suspected of killing bystander Vera Adams.Hedlund says there were enough to send “every police officer, firefighter and extended family to the concert, and then some.” The extras were passed on to other nearby police departments.Hedlund thanked Swift for the gesture on behalf of the town.___Information from: The (Quincy, Mass.) Patriot Ledger, http://www.patriotledger.com by The Associated Press Posted Jul 27, 2018 6:11 am PDT Last Updated Jul 27, 2018 at 6:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img American pop star Taylor Swift performs during her Reputation Stadium Tour at Gillette Stadium, Thursday, July 26, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (Photo by Robert E. Klein/Invision/AP) last_img read more