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10 months agoFA CUP DRAW: Arsenal host Man Utd; Everton go to Millwall

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About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say FA CUP DRAW: Arsenal host Man Utd; Everton go to Millwallby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal and Manchester United have been drawn at Emirates stadum in the FA Cup fourth round.The Gunners have won the competition a record 13 times, while United are 12-time winners.Non-league Barnet – the lowest-ranked club left in the competition – are at home to Championship side Brentford.League One Gillingham, who knocked out Premier League Cardiff in the third round, will face another Welsh side when they travel to Swansea City.Premier League champions Manchester City are at home to relegation-battling Burnley, while another top-flight match-up sees Crystal Palace host Tottenham.FA Cup holders Chelsea will take on Sheffield Wednesday or Luton Town at Stamford Bridge.Fourth-round drawSwansea v GillinghamWimbledon v West HamShrewsbury or Stoke v WolvesMillwall v EvertonBrighton v West BromBristol City v BoltonAccrington v Derby or SouthamptonDoncaster v OldhamChelsea v Sheffield Wednesday or LutonNewcastle or Blackburn v WatfordMiddlesbrough v NewportManchester City v BurnleyBarnet v BrentfordPortsmouth v QPRArsenal v Manchester UnitedCrystal Palace v Tottenham read more

The Spun 2016 College Football Staff Picks: Week 1

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first_imgCollege football is back tomorrow!Well, technically Cal and Hawaii kicked off the season from Australia last Friday, but most consider the true beginning of the season this weekend. On Thursday, teams like Louisville, Minnesota, South Carolina, and Tennessee get things started, but Week 1 really heats up Saturday.Alabama-USC, Texas A&M-UCLA, LSU-Wisconsin, UNC-Georgia. The day is filled with huge, interesting match-ups. On Sunday, we have College Football Playoff contender Notre Dame traveling to a hungry Texas team looking to make a leap into respectability. Monday features an awesome game between Florida State and Ole Miss in Orlando.Who do we like this weekend? As we do every week, the College Spun staff has picked every game featuring a team in the Power Five conferences and the Top 25.Also check out our season picks here.(*On mobile, our picks are best viewed in landscape mode.)GameLombardiHolleranLyonsHladikDriscollMcCabeLouisville vs. Charlottelouisville logolouisville logolouisville logolouisville logolouisville logolouisville logoWake Forest vs. TulaneWake Forest LogoWake Forest LogoWake Forest LogoWake Forest LogoWake Forest LogoWake Forest LogoN.C. 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AustintexastechtexastechtexastechtexastechtexastechtexastechAuburn vs. Clemsonclemson logoclemson logoclemson logoclemson logoclemson logoclemson logoArizona vs. BYUbyuarizonabyubyubyubyuArizona State vs. Northern Arizona arizona statearizona statearizona statearizona statearizona statearizona stateTexas vs. Notre Dametexastexasnotre dame logonotre dame logonotre dame logonotre dame logoFlorida State vs. Ole Missflorida state logoole missflorida state logoflorida state logoole missole misslast_img read more

Woman attempts suicide at metro station survives

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first_imgNew Delhi: A 50-year-old woman tried to commit suicide at the Seelampur metro station here on Friday but escaped as she fell between two tracks, police said. The incident occurred at 9.46 a.m. at Platform 2, police spokesman Anil Mittal said. The victim, Kamlesh Jain, is a resident of Shanti Mohalla in Seelampur. “She didn’t suffer external injuries and was shifted to the GTB Hospital,” he added.last_img

Most important Buckeyes for 2014 — No 1 JT Barrett

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Redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett waits for the snap during OSU’s Spring Game April 12 at Ohio Stadium. Gray beat Scarlet, 17-7.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorThe Lantern originally selected Braxton Miller as the No. 1 most important Buckeye before he suffered a season-ending injury on Aug. 18. Now, just days away from the start of the 2014 football season, The Lantern’s countdown of the top 10 most important players on this year’s Ohio State roster has reached its final stage as we reveal our most important player for the 2014 Buckeyes.No. 1: J.T. Barrett, redshirt-freshman quarterbackAnytime a Heisman Trophy candidate goes down to injury, the team’s backup instantly goes under the microscope.That’s been true with J.T. Barrett.The Wichita Falls, Texas, native was thrust into the spotlight when senior quarterback and two-time Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year Miller went down with a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder.Just two weeks ago, Barrett was the third-string quarterback behind Miller and redshirt-sophomore Cardale Jones. Then coach Urban Meyer announced he had gained a slight edge over Jones in fall camp.Two days later, Barrett was OSU’s starting quarterback.Barrett, who has yet to see playing time in an actual game since his senior year of high school when he tore his ACL, will be making his first start as a Buckeye in an NFL stadium.As if that wasn’t pressure enough, the Buckeyes were picked by many as a favorite to participate in the first ever College Football Playoff before Miller’s injury. Now, some have gone as far as to bump the Buckeyes out of Big Ten title contention.With all that, Barrett must be a manager of the OSU offense, while Miller was more of a playmaker who could keep plays alive when the pocket broke down.His job in the Buckeye offense will be getting the ball to the many playmakers around him, something he has done well in practice, according to players and coaches who have even nicknamed Barrett “the Distributor.”While the young quarterback has other young talent around him, he — along with the rest of the offense — will have to make up for a lot of lost yardage as the Buckeyes only return about 12 percent of its total offensive yards from last season.Among the players Barrett is expected to distribute to are sophomore H-back Dontre Wilson, sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott and senior wide receiver Devin Smith.Wilson leads all returning players from last season in all-purpose yards with 983, 523 of those yards coming on kickoff returns.The only glimpse Buckeye fans have seen of Barrett in a Scarlet and Gray (well, technically black) uniform was in the 2014 OSU Spring Game, when Barrett completed 17 of his 33 pass attempts for 151 yards, including a 15-play, 80-yard scoring drive.Barrett, along with Jones, has also taken the majority of the practice snaps in spring and fall camp as Miller sat out because of soreness in his shoulder. Meyer said he’s attempted more than 300 competitive throws in camp.Although he has been named the starter for week one, Barrett will have to perform in order to keep the job because Meyer did not rule out the possibility of playing Jones as well in the opener.Barrett and the Buckeyes are scheduled to open their season Saturday against Navy at the Baltimore Ravens’ M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. Kickoff is set for noon. read more

TCI Hospital update on resumption of clinical services and chiller system

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first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, November 3, 2017 – Providenciales – While 95% of clinical services offered at both TCI Hospital medical centers have resumed following the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September, the restoration of other departments with temperature-sensitive equipment is dependent upon the stabilization of the hospital’s chiller systems.The chiller system at Cockburn Town Medical Centre on Grand Turk has now been fully repaired and is operating within the standards of the building.   As a result, the Operating Theatre can now accommodate elective surgeries, and most of the remaining routine services currently in emergency mode at the facility will resume shortly.   Appointments for elective surgeries and other procedures will be rescheduled.The chiller system for Cheshire Hall Medical Centre arrived at the health care facility on Thursday, 02 November 2017.   The installation and commissioning is projected to span three days.   Therefore, the full restoration of 100% cooling capacity is expected by next week. Overseas engineers have arrived in country to assist local teams in the installation process.   The industrial chiller system arrived on island inside a 40 foot container.A 60 ton crane was sourced to offload the system.   The chiller generates 370 tons of cubic cooling for the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre facility, which spans 11,500 square meters in size.   Cheshire Hall Medical Centre on Providenciales is the largest of the two medical facilities.   An additional chiller system has also been ordered.   However, the newly arrived system operates within the standards of the building and exclusively produces the cooling capacity required.As a precautionary measure and in accordance with strict patient safety and quality control processes, water quality tests related to culture, sensitivity and endotoxins are being conducted overseas to analyze the quality of the main water supply and ensure there is no bacterial contamination as a result of recent storms.The test results/report is due to arrive on 06 November 2017. In the meantime, Dialysis patients from Grand Turk are still being transferred to Providenciales for same day treatments at Cheshire Hall Medical Centre with assistance from the National Health Insurance Board.Laboratory tests require an incubation period to allow any organisms to grow along with additional testing.   Renal Dynamics, a United States company specializing in dialysis systems, conduct routine maintenance for TCI Hospital Hemodialysis machines, which include a review of water quality records to ensure the best and safest possible care for patients diagnosed with chronic kidney disease.Water is an essential component in the administration of in-patient haemodialysis, which uses up to 100 liters of water for each patient.   Each patient is dialyzed three time per week.During hemodialysis, a hemodialyzer, or artificial kidney, is used to filter fluids and wastes from a dialysis patient’s blood.  We continue to thank our patients for their understanding during our post hurricane recovery efforts.last_img read more

Fire Rips Through 2 Oceanside Apartment Buildings

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first_img KUSI Newsroom April 6, 2019 Updated: 6:48 PM Posted: April 6, 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) – A fire spread through and demolished two Oceanside apartment buildings this afternoon, displacing dozens of people, a police officer said.The first report of the fire came in a little after 2 p.m., according to Oceanside police Lt. Kedrick Sadler. The blaze first broke out at an apartment building on Division Street before spreading to a neighboring building on Brooks Street, just to the east.Two people suffered minor burns but were able to escape, Sadler said. No one else was hurt.In all, about 30 people were evacuated. The flames were out by about 3:45 p.m., but firefighters weren’t able to save the buildings, which were both “basically destroyed,” according to Sadler.It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the fire. Arson investigators were at the scene trying to determine what happened, Sadler said. center_img Fire Rips Through 2 Oceanside Apartment Buildings KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Two Sent To Hospital Following Accident In Moose Pass

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first_imgAccording to the Trooper dispatch, Horn was northbound on the Seward Highway. Nansen pulled onto the highway from a pullout in front of Horn. Horn was unable to avoid the moving van and struck it. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alaska State Troopers responded to mile post 45 of the Seward Highway for a two vehicle crash on December 14. Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-Moose-pass-accident-.mp3VmJennifer-on-Moose-pass-accident-.mp300:00RPd One of Horn’s passengers was transported by a LifeMed helicopter to an Anchorage area hospital for treatment on non-life threatening injuries and another of Horn’s passengers was transported to Seward Providence Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.center_img Investigation revealed Hans Nansen, age 23 of Anchorage, was driving an orange 2012 International moving van and Ernst Horn, age 65 of Crown Point, was driving a blue 2007 Chrysler minivan. Nansen was issued a citation. According to Troopers, all persons reported wearing their safety belts. Impairment was not a factor.last_img read more

Oculus Quest and Rift S available for preorder both at 399 shipping

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first_img Now playing: Watch this: Preview • PlayStation VR made us smile, and it’s because of the games Mobile Gaming Digital Media Virtual Reality Apps Amazon Oculus Quest unboxed: what’s inside Facebook’s new VR… 43 Photos 1 Now playing: Watch this: We took Oculus Quest on vacation We took Oculus Quest on vacation at Amazon Enlarge ImageThe Oculus Quest (left) and Oculus Rift S (right) are both arriving in May, and both cost $399. John Kim/CNET Oculus ignited people’s interest in virtual reality when it announced a Kickstarter for the Rift headset in 2012, promising high quality VR for $300.  Fast-forward seven years, after a more than $2 billion acquisition by Facebook and the 2016 release of the Rift, and Oculus is preparing to launch its next-generation VR headsets.  They’re called the Oculus Quest and the Rift S, and both will cost $399 (£399 in the UK; Australian pricing is TBA but the UK price converts to about AU$740). But they’re rather different headsets.  The Oculus Quest is self-contained, working without a computer to power it or any extra sensors set up around a room to track where you’re moving. The Rift S, meanwhile, offers better visuals while still connected by wire to a computer, but it also ditches sensors around a room. “Now, getting into VR is as easy as gaming on a console,” Facebook said in a statement. The new headsets come as Valve, whose Steam store and Half-Life first-person shooter series have made it a household name among gamers, prepares to release its first headset, the $499 Valve Index. And that’s not including other competitors, such as Sony’s $299 PlayStation VR, HTC’s Vive and headsets from Lenovo, HP and Samsung that’re powered by Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality technology. 58-oculus-questEnlarge ImageThe Quest is a wireless self-contained headset, offering a middle ground between the low-power Oculus Go and high-power Rift S. Sarah Tew/CNET The Quest is a new device Whereas the Rift and Rift S rely on an outside computer connected by a wire to power the virtual world you see, and the $199 Oculus Go is designed to be a wire-free self-contained entry-level VR device, the Oculus Quest is meant to be somewhere in the middle.  At its heart, the Quest is meant to offer higher-end games designed to work with the Oculus hand controllers, like the music rhythm game Beat Saber and the boxing game Creed: Rise to Glory. But it’s also self-contained, running a powerful, yet small, computer in the headset. To pull off that trick, developers say, the Oculus Quest isn’t as capable as its beefier cousin, the Rift S. Its screen doesn’t show as many details, it’s not able to pack as many characters on the screen at a time, and apps made for it can’t assume they’ll always be connected to the internet. (Sometimes people might take this on a train or on vacation). The Quest still uses the same controllers as the Rift S Though the Quest and Rift S won’t always be able to play the same games, the Quest will have the same controllers. That’s a step up from the entry-level Oculus Go, which had a simpler, wandlike controller that wasn’t capable of doing as much as the more full-fledged hand controllers Oculus offers. Oculus Quest is fully mobile VR They’re both $399, go on preorder Tuesday and ship May 21 If you’re already convinced, you can preorder the devices on the Oculus website, at Amazon and elsewhere. Full preorder info is available here, or you can just use the buttons below (note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products). See Quest at AmazonSee Rift S at Amazon 5:18 $217 5:18 Tags See It $398.00 Comment Oculus Valve Virtual Reality Facebook HTC Microsoft Samsung Sony Nintendo Review • PlayStation VR is pretty damn cool Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Share your voice Whether the new devices will draw users is anyone’s guess. A recent survey from industry tracker IDC, which was sponsored by Sony, found that headset sales in the US, UK, Germany, France and Japan rose 60% in 2018 to 3.9 million headsets, up from 2.4 million in 2017. But that’s still small compared with the hundreds of millions of video game consoles Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo have sold since 2013. Here’s everything to know about the Quest and Rift S so far. The Rift S is a refinement  Oculus says the Rift S will offer more-detailed and sharper-looking visuals than the original Oculus Rift, which shipped in 2016. But the real change is to the cameras mounted on its sides. There are two in the front, one on each side, and one on the top, all designed to track the outside world using a technology called “Oculus Insight,” so that the headset knows when you’re leaning one direction or another or suddenly duck to avoid something. Those cameras work in concert with the company’s hand controllers too. See it CNET Review Oculus Quest The standalone VR headset earns our Editors’ Choice. Read Review Sony PlayStation VR 8:25 Mentioned Above Sony PlayStation VR (Headset) $245 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Now playing: Watch this:last_img read more

US blocks five more Chinese tech companies for national security reasons

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first_img Tags Samsung, LG, Motorola: How soon can we expect 5G phones? 3 In addition to being put on the entity list last month, President Donald Trump signed an executive order essentially banning the company in light of national security concerns that Huawei had close ties with the Chinese government. Huawei has repeatedly denied that charge.Huawei is expected to take a $30 billion hit to its revenue as a result, although CEO Ren Zhengfei earlier this week said he is not too concerned about the loss.Huawei has filed a motion in US court to have US legislation that bars federal agencies from buying its products ruled unconstitutional, and has also sent an ex parte memo to the FCC in which it objects to being banned on the grounds of national security threats. Why Microsoft is selling Huawei laptops again Huawei ban: Full timeline on how and why its phones are under fire Now playing: Watch this: 4:49 Hardware and software vendors have been fleeing Huawei: Amazon Japan reportedly no longer offers Huawei devices for sale, and last month, Google locked Huawei out of its Android updates, though the US Commerce Department granted it a three-month general license to update existing devices.In a turnaround, Microsoft began selling its existing inventory of Huawei MateBook laptops earlier this week, saying it “will continue to respond to the many business, technical and regulatory complexities.”Huawei at the end of May moved to trademark the name of its operating system, Hongmeng, in Peru. Share your voicecenter_img Comments 13 Photos The Huawei ban Huawei against the world (The 3:59, Ep. 564) Computers Mobile Politics The US government is blacklisting more Chinese tech companies. CBS/iStockphoto The US Commerce Department has blacklisted another five Chinese tech companies, preventing them from buying US-made chips and components. Like Chinese tech giant Huawei last month, the companies were added to the United State’s “entity list” (PDF) due to national security concerns. The filing, spotted earlier Friday by CNBC, blocks China-based Higon, Sugon, Chengdu Haiguang Integrated Circuit, Chengdu Haiguang Microelectronics Technology and Wuxi Jiangnan Institute of Computing Technology.Sugon and Wuxi lead China’s exascale high-performance computing development, the filing says. Sugon’s computers have military users, while Wuxi is owned by the 56th Research Institute of the General Staff of China’s People’s Liberation Army “to support China’s military modernization.”Higan develops integrated circuits, electronic information systems, software and computer system integration, while the Chengdu entities design X86 architecture chips and produce integrated circuits.As pointed out by CNBC, US chip companies’ stock fell following the announcement, with Nvidia down by 1%, Xilinx by 2.2% and Advanced Micro Devices by 2%. Legal Huawei Donald Trumplast_img read more

Earliest example of large hydraulic enterprise excavated in China

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first_img (A) Structure of the Meirendi bank with wooden planks still standing upright. (B) The Bianjiashan pier, wooden stakes still were preserved, forming a T shape. Credit: PNAS Harbor sediment core samples offer historic evidence of ancient Rome’s plumbing Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Map of the Liangzhu city and hydraulic system, Lower Yangtze River, China Credit: PNAS (A) Well-preserved ‘sand bags’, with the knots still clearly visible, the grass plants used are Triarrhena lutarioriparia. (B) A small proportion of rice remains discovered from the storage pit excavated at eastern Mojiaoshan, depth of the boxes around 10 cm. Credit: PNAS Explore further More information: Bin Liu et al. Earliest hydraulic enterprise in China, 5,100 years ago, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2017). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1710516114AbstractHere we present one of the world’s oldest examples of large-scale and formalized water management, in the case of the Liangzhu culture of the Yangtze Delta, dated at 5,300–4,300 years cal B.P. The Liangzhu culture represented a peak of early cultural and social development predating the historically recorded Chinese dynasties; hence, this study reveals more about the ancient origins of hydraulic engineering as a core element of social, political, and economic developments. Archaeological surveys and excavations can now portray the impressive extent and structure of dams, levees, ditches, and other landscape-transforming features, supporting the ancient city of Liangzhu, with an estimated size of about 300 ha. The results indicate an enormous collective undertaking, with unprecedented evidence for understanding how the city, economy, and society of Liangzhu functioned and developed at such a large scale. Concurrent with the evidence of technological achievements and economic success, a unique relationship between ritual order and social power is seen in the renowned jade objects in Liangzhu elite burials, thus expanding our view beyond the practicalities of water management and rice farming. Prior research has dated Liangzhu Ancient City to approximately 5,300 to 4,300 years ago, which would make the water engineering effort one of the oldest in the world. The newer research work demonstrates that use of such technology began in China earlier than had been thought. And it occurred in a relatively isolated location—the water system was not part of empire building; it was constructed to service the needs of a single city. Sadly, prior evidence has also revealed that their efforts were not sufficient to prevent the entire area from being massively flooded approximately 4,200 years ago, leaving behind a meter-thick layer of clay—the devastation was so great the city never recovered, and those that survived migrated to other areas. Over 5000 years ago, people living in the Yangtze River Delta apparently grew weary of the flooding that periodically destroyed their crops. They embarked on what became one of the largest water management projects in the ancient world, moving earth and piling it in desired ways to change over 10,000 hectares of landscape to suit their needs. The researchers at the site have been working for four years uncovering the large hydraulic system that was built to support Liangzhu Ancient City.The researchers report that laborers spent years digging up dirt to make canals, piled it to make dams, and even installed a system of gates to control movement of the water. The result was a system able to prevent normal flooding and to irrigate crops during dry times with rainwater saved in large reservoirs. They also dug canals to allow small boats to carry people and materials around the area. The researchers estimate that it took approximately 3000 people working for eight years just to build one of the larger dams, and in the process, they moved approximately 10 million cubic feet of earth. (Phys.org)—A team of researchers from several institutions in China has uncovered one of the largest water management projects in the ancient world in what is now a part of the eastern coast of modern China. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the group describes their finding and compares it to other ancient water management systems. © 2017 Phys.org Citation: Earliest example of large hydraulic enterprise excavated in China (2017, December 5) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-12-earliest-large-hydraulic-enterprise-excavated.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more