Can make Chelsea players great like Ronaldo, Messi: Antonio Conte

first_imgNewly-appointed Chelsea manager Antonio Conte believes that he can help the English Premier League (EPL) club’s players reach the level of icons like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.The 2015-16 season was a campaign to forget for Chelsea, who finished 10th in the table as they surrendered their EPL crown to Leicester City.Hazard was significantly off the pace compared to the previous title-winning season, when he won numerous individual accolades, though the Belgium star did end the term with four goals in his final five matches.”These players, with work, can still improve a lot. Because now we have players, fantastic players, who have great talent but in this moment the world doesn’t think they are the same level as Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo or Paul Pogba,” Conte was quoted as saying by the Telegraph on Saturday.”But in our squad there are players who, with work, can improve a lot and reach this level. I’m sure about this. It’s important that the players understand they must work to show that ‘Now I am a top player, but I want to become top, top, top, top and want to stay there,” he added.”The mentality is important. The heart is important. Patience and the will to improve is very important. And in this case it’s important for the manager to take the best players and try to improve them.”Conte oversaw a 2-0 defeat to Rapid Vienna in Saturday’s opening pre-season friendly. (Also read: John Terry will remain Chelsea’s captain, confirms new coach Antonio Conte)advertisement”Last season was bad for all the players, it’s incredible that Chelsea finished 10th in the table. The habit of Chelsea is to win the title or to stay until the end of the season fighting to win the title, to play in the Champions League,” the former Italy coach said.”And last season it was incredible, not only for Hazard but for other players also. It’s important for us to recover Hazard in the best condition: technique, tactical, physical, overall and with the good mentality. But I spoke with him and I’m very happy. I’m pleased to train a fantastic player like him and also the other players.””It’s important for me, I repeat, next season to create the right spirit in the team and with great organisation, a great physical condition we can have a good season,” Conte concluded.last_img read more

Two Years After the Bombs, Boston Marathon Looks Forward, Not Backwards

first_imgBOSTON — It’s been decades since you could run in the Boston Marathon without qualifying, before limits on the field size made entering — almost as much as finishing — something to aspire to.The course has changed a dozen times or more. Women were officially welcomed in 1972, wheelchairs three years later, and prize money was introduced in 1986, ushering in a professional era that rejuvenated the event and fortified its status as the world’s most prestigious road race.But nothing in more than a century has done more to shape how the Boston Marathon is perceived and how it will look in the future than the twin explosions at the finish line in 2013.And when the field of 30,000 leaves Hopkinton on Monday for the 119th race, the effect of those bombs will be seen not just in the ever-watchful security but in the way the runners and their supporters have responded to the unprecedented attack.“I don’t think it’s ever going to be just a race again,” said Desiree Linden, who returns this year in search of the American victory she missed by 2 seconds in 2011. “There’s so much history here: some of it is good, some of it is bad. When you run Boston, that’s always going to be a part of it.”Over the more than a century since the first Boston Marathon in 1897 until Lelisa Desisa won in 2013, the event transformed from a footrace among friends into one of the world’s premier athletic contests.But not until the bombings that killed three people and wounded 260 did the marathon became a touchstone for the resiliency of a city and its signature sporting event.Last year’s race became the centerpiece of the city’s recovery, and the calls to take back the finish line were answered when Meb Keflezighi became the first American man to win since 1983.“The marathon gods blessed Meb with that run. It was electric,” said Shalane Flanagan, who finished seventh last year and hopes to break a 30-year drought in the women’s race. “Last year was extremely special, just being an American. It’s a run I’ll never, ever forget.”A daughter of marathon runners, Flanagan grew up in suburban Marblehead with a reverence for the Boston race. Just to run it was life-changing, she said; to win it would be an honor.“Yeah, it was a race. But at the same time it was beyond a race, because of what was on the line,” Keflezighi said this week as he prepared to defend his cathartic 2014 title.“We can’t get those people back; it can never be forgotten. It can never be normal, because everyone’s going to think about that moment. But we do what we can,” said the two-time Olympic silver medalist who had written on last year’s race bib the names of those killed.Reminders of the April 15 bombings are still easy to find two years later.Earlier this month, a federal court jury convicted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev of all 30 counts in the bombings and the manhunt, in which an MIT police officer was killed. Jurors will soon decide whether he should be sentenced to life in prison or to death.Mayor Marty Walsh declared a day of remembrance and community called “One Boston Day.” On race day, already the state holiday of Patriots’ Day, the Boston Red Sox will wear special uniforms with the city’s name on their chest.Security along the route has been increased. More miles of fencing between the runners and the fans. More officers on bicycle. Runners will again pack their belongings in see-through bags. Spectators will be screened before entering the finish-line bleachers.“In some ways the plan is even deeper this year than it was last year,” said Kurt Schwartz, the Massachusetts undersecretary for homeland security. “Last year we built something completely new. We didn’t get it 100 percent right, and we figured it out along the way.”Schwartz said officials have avoided more drastic measures, like creating a buffer zone between fans and the runners, or closing off certain areas of the course to spectators entirely. “It would just so fundamentally change the character of the day. It would be short-sighted,” he said.“Last year, we still put a million or more spectators along the course. They were right along the street’s edge,” Schwartz said. “I don’t think the experience of the spectators or runners was significantly different last year.”Everything else has changed.Amby Burfoot, who first ran in 1965 and won the 1968 race, has watched the event grow from fewer than 500 men to an international spectacle. He has seen East Africans dominate since the race turned professional, and the addition of women, who this year will fill a record 46 percent of the field.And he has seen the race respond to an unprecedented attack.“Last year was without question the greatest footrace in the history of humankind,” said Burfoot, who is now an editor at Runner’s World magazine. “Every runner and every spectator was a hero last year. We can’t do that again. There’s only one of those.“This year is almost a return to the new normalcy.”Boston Athletic Association President Joanne Flaminio said there was so much pressure last year on everyone — organizers, competitors, security — to produce an event that would help people overcome the calamity.“I think this year it’s different. We’re looking forward to a new chapter in our history and the next 100 years,” Flaminio said.Consistent through that history, before the bombs and after, are themes like patriotism and resilience. Of overcoming pain and injury. Of amateurs running for charity, or just to make it to the end.“The bombing is part of the Boston Marathon history now,” four-time winner Bill Rodgers said. “But I think the public got to see what the Boston Marathon really stands for, and how the Boston area came together.“The healing is occurring; that’s what everyone wants. They want it to be a wonderful celebration, just like it has always been. And I think that’s what’s happening.”JIMMY GOLEN, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

England took calculated risks against Kuldeep Yadav, feels Yuzvendra Chahal

first_imgEngland batsmen made fewer mistakes in the second Twenty20 as compared to the Manchester game and consequently won the second match, said India leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal.England won the second T20I by five wickets to level the three-match series 1-1.Like his captain Virat Kohli, Chahal too said that playing against Kuldeep Yadav better was key to England victory.Kuldeep had bowled really well in the last game but in this game they played him more carefully. They chose which delivery they wanted to play or not play. In the last game they made too many mistakes, but they have also come here to improve and play.Virat Kohli rues loss of early wickets as India’s winning streak ends”This time around they took calculated risks against Kuldeep. They did not hit out against him in the first three overs. Only in his last over, they hit out because at that stage we also had a chance to win the game. The fact that with a target of just 150-odd we took the game to the last over means we bowled well,” he added.The wicket at Cardiff was bit different to the last game in Manchester. There was a little layer of grass owing to which the new ball was flying around.2nd T20I: England end India’s 7-match winning streak, series levelIt was a key factor why India’s top-order didn’t get going after being put into bat and despite Virat Kohli’s 47 off 38 balls, the visitors could only finish with a sub-par 148-5.advertisementThe wicket was a bit helpful for the medium pacers because it was a seaming wicket. There was good bounce. So you will see that neither team was able to score big in the powerplay. You can say that we could have defended 150, if we could have prevented those 2-3 sixes in the end, Chahal said.MATCH HIGHLIGHTS | SCORECARDDuring the break, we didn’t talk about being 20-30 runs short. When we scored 150-odd on this wicket, we thought we could defend it. We didn’t think we needed 170-180 here because the wicket was totally different. The ball wasn’t coming that well onto the bat here, he added.MS Dhoni 3rd Indian after Tendulkar and Dravid to play 500 internationalsThe third game of the series will be played in Bristol tomorrow. Shorter boundaries at that ground could be a factor too, but Chahal felt that the Indian bowlers, despite missing Jasprit Bumrah, are doing well in the series.In the IPL, I play at the Chinnaswamy Stadium and the boundaries here are a little bigger than there. But whenever bowling at short grounds, you have to change your lengths accordingly and bowl fuller on these wickets. I try to vary my pace especially when I am bowling a good length delivery, and I try to bowl a bit slower, he said.Talking about Bumrah’s absence, the leg spinner said that Umesh Yadav had filled the gap amply.”If you see the way Umesh bhai has been bowling from the IPL, and even in the Afghanistan Test, he has been very confident in his bowling. This is only his third international T20 match since 2012 but you can see the maturity level at which he is bowling, both at the start and in the death overs. The kind of start we want in the first six overs, he is delivering wickets for us, Chahal said.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

Report: Brighton 2 Crystal Palace 1

first_imgBrighton and Hove Albion 2 Crystal Palace 1: Murray downs old club to earn fourth-round spot Jamie Smith Last updated 1 year ago 05:44 1/9/18 Glenn Murray Getty Images Middlesbrough will host Brighton and Hove Albion in the fourth round of the FA Cup after Glenn Murray’s late winner against Crystal Palace. Glenn Murray scored a late winner against his old club as Brighton and Hove Albion knocked rivals Crystal Palace out of the FA Cup in Monday’s FA Cup third-round tie.Dale Stephens rifled Brighton ahead midway through the first half with his first goal since December 2016, collecting a pass from Ezequiel Schelotto and smashing past Wayne Hennessey at his near post.After 69 minutes, Bakary Sako lashed a swerving 25-yard drive in off the post to level the contest – his fifth goal of the season taking him joint-top of Palace’s scoring charts this season – but it was not enough. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Video Assistant Referees (VAR) were being trialled for the first time in competitive English football, but match official Andre Marriner did not need to consult the technology after substitute Murray settled the tie with three minutes to play, getting the decisive touch on Uwe Hunemeier’s looping header to score a close-range winner.Championship side Middlesbrough will welcome Brighton to the Riverside in the fourth round.The Seagulls leave it late but Murray’s goal sends @CPFC crashing out of the @EmiratesFACup pic.twitter.com/C89TPD4uKC — The Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) January 8, 2018 KEY OPTA STATS- Brighton have progressed to the FA Cup Fourth Round in eight of the last nine campaigns.- Murray has scored in back to back appearances for Brighton, after netting just once in his previous 10.- It was Stephens’ first FA Cup goal since November 2010, while playing for Oldham Athletic versus Accrington Stanley. read morelast_img read more

Cooking with Classic Cocktails: How to Make an Alcohol Marinade for Your Meat

first_img 11 Best Gins for a Refreshing Gin and Tonic The Best Vodka Mixers for Stocking Your Home Bar Editors’ Recommendations The Manual Spirit Awards 2019: The Best Craft Liquor Made in America Sipping a well-craft cocktail is a beautiful experience, but there are other uses for these beverages. Booze can often find its way into the kitchen — often as a cook imbibes —but with the right techniques, a creative chef can marinate with cocktails.There are some natural flavor match-ups for meats and cocktails, but of course experimentation is always encouraged. Be aware that alcohol has a tendency to cook the outside of meat, meaning the flavor won’t necessarily penetrate the rest of the cut. To work around this, cook the alcohol out of a cocktail by allowing it to simmer for approximately two hours, which will help solidify the flavors within the mixture. It’s generally recommended that alcohol marinades be used for less than four hours, especially with light fish and shellfish.Now, without further ado, here are some classical cocktails that also make great marinades.MargaritaA quick five to 10 minute stop in a margarita bath should be all some skewered shrimp need before heading to the grill. Tequila-lime shrimp is a menu staple at many bars, and a margarita mixture delivers a little extra sweetness and char with sugar.You can upgrade with other fruits or spice it up with jalapeno. Here are some essential tequila cocktails you need to know, including a classic margarita recipe.Vodka TonicVodka is already a staple in some pasta sauces, but a simple vodka tonic can be used to marinade a piece of chicken, preferably for a short duration — say 30 minutes. Lime would be the major contributing flavor factor, unless a flavored vodka is substituted in, but don’t underestimate the role of good tonic water. Gin lovers could also test the botanical spirit with a similar gin and tonic — just make sure to use the best gin.Old FashionedFor a cheap steak — who would marinade a nice steak? — an Old Fashioned offers a way to cut through the toughness with a variety of strong tastes. Bourbon and sugar bring vanilla and oak flavors to the meat (sounds tasty for a chili), but the fruits of an orange or cherry also accompany a steak excellently. These are our favorite whiskeys for Old Fashioneds.Dark and StormyThis classic rum recipe is a great choice for many meats, but ribs or pork tenderloin would be an ideal choice. The marinade can also end up making a great barbecue sauce. A quality rum will make all the difference. 10 Best Gins Under $20: Just Add Tonic Easy 3-Ingredient Cocktails You Can Masterlast_img read more

AT VANCOUVER WEBFEST 2018 HOW TO CRAFT A SUCCESSFUL PITCH

first_imgRyan CoppleNew Media Council Board Delegate at Producers Guild of AmericaTwitter: @rwcopple  |  IG: @rycopsRyan Copple has worked over ten years in digital media with positions ranging from creative development, physical production and business management. He has produced over 200 hours of online content in the geek and gaming arena, including hits like Wil Wheaton’s TableTop, the breakout success Dungeons & Dragons show Critical Role, Microsoft’s live action adaptation of the popular Halo franchise Halo: Forward Unto Dawn, Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion’s Con Man as well as myriad of other scripted and non-scripted projects. HIs efforts have resulted in several Emmy nominations and other award series.  Read More Twitter Mélanie Lê Phan, Production Executive, Digital Originals at CBC TelevisionMélanie Lê Phan has worked for CBC Television in both Scripted and Unscripted programming since 2013. She is currently an Executive in Charge of Production for Scripted Digital Originals, overseeing production and development of mid-length series for CBC’s OTT player and of social video for the CBC Comedy feed. She has recently worked on the fourth season of The Amazing Gayl Pile and the second season of My 90-Year-Old Roommate in addition to many other digital scripted series.Mélanie has also worked on digital unscripted content, including the doc series The Artists and several CBC Docs: Shorts one-off docs, including One Leg In, One Leg Out and The Haircut. She has previously held the position of Development Manager for Factual programming and CBC Docs (Firsthand, The Nature of Things). Prior to joining the CBC, Mélanie worked in independent production for TV series, documentary features and both fiction and non-fiction short films. Mélanie was also the Communications Coordinator for the CMPA – BC Producer’s Branch after her film production studies at UBC. She currently serves as Secretary on the Board of Directors for Images Festival in Toronto, the largest experimental film festival in North America.CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR PASS Bernie SuCreator / Executive Producer – The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Emma Approved. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The Art of the Pitch can be an elusive beast, yet it is one of the most crucial elements of any storytelling project. Hear from filmmakers who are experienced at pitching as well as industry executives that hear pitches everyday to find out the inside scoop on creating the perfect pitch. Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Bernie Su is a two time Primetime Emmy award-winning interactive storyteller, creator, and showrunner. His two winning series, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and Emma Approved, are the first and second Primetime Emmys ever won by a Youtube distributed series. He has been creating web series since 2009. His other series include the psychological thriller Compulsions, the science series Frankenstein MD for PBS Digital Studios, and the soapy revenge drama Vanity for Maybelline. He is also a co-founder of Canvas Media Studios which focuses on creating scripted franchise series for digital and traditional platforms. Valerie Connelly, thebis.caValerie is a veteran TV producer and development executive who has worked on content for major broadcaster in Canada. She had the privilege of being part of the creative teams behind hit shows such as HGTV’s “Colin & Justin’s Home Heist”, Slice’s “Wedding SOS” and City TV’s “The Liquidator.”Valerie has held positions with industry leaders such as Cineflix, Cream Productions and was Head of Development for Marble Media before moving to Vancouver. She is a regular at markets such as MIP, Realscreen and Banff, and has pitched content to broadcasters from around the world. For the past 5 years, Valerie has been a guest lecturer at Queens University for their Business in Media course. Her latest venture sees her launching a digital platform offering cannabis inspired content. Valerie endeavours to provide Canadians with a welcoming digital space to learn about cannabis through entertaining original content. www.thebis.ca Facebooklast_img read more

New Mayor elected in Tumbler Ridge

first_imgTUMBLER RIDGE, B.C. – Keith Bertrand has been elected the Mayor of Tumbler Ridge.  In a four-way race, Bertrand defeated incumbent Don McPherson by only 13 votes.McPherson ended up with 238 votes followed by Garret Golhof at 163 and Jerrilyn Schembri with 114.The three incumbent Councillors running for reelection will all return for the next four years.  Joanne Kirby, Will Howe and Darryl Krakowka will be joined by three new Councillors, Chris Norbury, Bernie Lehman and Curtis Miedzinski. SearchSearch inCandidateVotesElected CandidateVotesElected SearchSearch inCandidatesVotesElected CandidatesVotesElected Don McPherson238 Jerrilyn Schembri114 Garret Golhof163 Keith Bertrand251X Tumbler Ridge – Councillor Here are the full election results. Tumbler Ridge – Mayor Chris Norbury611X Curtis Miedzinski448X Bernie Lehmann532X Stacey Lajeunesse214 Darryl Krakowka502X Joanne Kirby396X Will Howe426X Monty Hendrickson343 Barry Blackman139last_img read more

Outsourcing to private security contractors threatens rights UN panel warns

14 September 2011A United Nations panel today called for greater regulation of mercenaries and private military and security companies by both host and contributor countries to ensure respect for human rights and accountability for any abuses committed. “Outsourcing security creates risks for human rights,” panel Chair-Rapporteur Faiza Patel told the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva in presenting reports on Iraq, South Africa and Equatorial Guinea.The three countries present different aspects of the problem, with Iraq a major theatre of operations by private military and security companies; South Africa a major source of people with extensive military skills and experience unwilling or unable to find jobs since the end of apartheid in 1994; and Equatorial Guinea the scene of a 2004 coup attempt involving mercenaries.The panel, whose full title is the Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination, noted in its report on Iraq that incidents involving private military and security companies there had dropped since the killing of 17 civilians and wounding of 20 others in Nissour Square in Baghdad by employees of the United States security company Blackwater in 2007.But it added that Iraq continues to grapple with the grant of legal immunity extended to private security contractors by US authorities after the 2003 invasion, preventing prosecutions in Iraqi courts while the case against the alleged perpetrators is still pending in US courts. “The Working Group is deeply concerned about the lack of accountability for violations committed between 2003 and 2009 and recalls that the victims of such violations and their families are still waiting for justice,” the report said, calling on Iraq to clarify urgently whether a provision it signed with the US in 2009 removing immunity of some private foreign security contractors covers all contractors employed by the US Government and is applied in Iraqi courts.On South Africa the panel noted that legislation passed in 1998 has not had a significant impact on the private military and security industry, and new laws adopted after the attempted coup in Equatorial Guinea, in which several South African mercenaries were involved are not yet in force.“While such legislation seeks to address some of the problems encountered previously, it remains to be seen whether the new legislation will effectively regulate the provision of security services in areas of armed conflict,” it said, calling for accountability mechanisms for private military and security companies at the domestic level as well as effective remedies for potential victims of human rights violations involving such companies. The report on Equatorial Guinea noted that the 2004 coup attempt was the most widely reported incident clearly involving mercenaries, some of them employees or former employees of private military and security companies from several countries, illustrating “possible close and disturbing links” between mercenaries and such companies.This makes the monitoring of such links all the more necessary, it said, calling on the Government to adopt laws to regulate the activities of such companies and their employees.Turning to an armed attack on the presidential palace in Malabo, the capital, by alleged mercenaries in 2009, the panel regretted the authorities’ lack of transparency and lack of cooperation extended during its visit to the country. “The Working Group urges the Government to provide explanations as to how the four men on trial for their alleged involvement in the attack were brought back from Benin to Equatorial Guinea,” it said, strongly condemning their execution after a summary trial “that severely lacked due process and was carried out so promptly as to deny the four men all possibility of appeal.”It urged the Government to make available to the public full information on all judgments rendered in the criminal cases relating to the attack.“Since all mercenaries should be held accountable for their actions, the Working Group recommends that anyone who is accused of involvement in a mercenary-related incident be tried by a competent, independent and impartial tribunal and in compliance with international human rights standards,” the report concluded.“The Working Group also recommends that anyone accused of involvement in a mercenary-related incident be treated in accordance with international human rights standards, in particular the prohibition of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.” read more

Security Council members review work on African issues

United Nations Security Council members, winding up the month’s work with a discussion on Africa, said the continent is still the focus of Council efforts to maintain international peace and security and that both the UN and Africa itself have learned valuable lessons from past developments in peacekeeping.During the month of March alone, the Council adopted five resolutions on African issues, discussed more than 10 reports and held over 20 formal and informal meetings on situations in different African countries, while Africa is hosting more than half of the UN’s peacekeeping forces, according to Brazil, which held the 15-member body’s rotating presidency for March.With representatives from all Council members taking the floor, they said that without security, African countries could not advance in the area of socioeconomic development, human rights, democracy and the rule of law.To that end, an internal Security Council tool with great potential to consolidate the Council’s tackling of the continent’s problems was the recently formed Ad Hoc Working Group on Conflict Prevention and Resolution in Africa, which could be a liaison with the African Union’s (AU) Peace and Security Council.They commended the AU for its contribution to stabilizing the situation in Darfur in western Sudan, and some members recommended fostering the AU’s role in conflict management, conflict settlement and peacebuilding, as well as institutionalizing UN-AU cooperation.Meanwhile, most needed was an integrated vision of the root causes of African conflicts, they said. read more

June figures reveal healthy demand for CVs in Europe as registrations rise

European demand for commercial vehicles has experienced a sixth consecutive monthly growth, with figures from the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) showing that registrations in June rose 18.5% compared to 2014. Registrations of new CVs rose for all segments and in all major European markets, with 193,203 new commercial vehicles registered last month. Spain experienced the biggest increase, with a 49.7% rise in registrations, followed by the UK (18.6%), France (12.9%), Italy (12.5%) and Germany (9.4%).1,030,140 commercial vehicles have been registered in Europe so far this year, a 12.9% rise compared to 2014. The biggest increase was seen by HCVs over 16 tonnes, which grew 32.7% in the first half of 2015. Registrations for buses and coaches were also strong, up by 28.6% for the year-to-date, and demand for LCVs increased by 16.3% compared to 2014.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Brock University wine researchers headed to Parliament Hill

Jeff Stuart and his team of research students from Brock University in St. Catharines will showcase industry-changing grape research in an event on Parliament Hill this week.Stuart, a biologist in Brock’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI), has partnered with Niagara-based company Sweet and Sticky to research ways of fortifying the company’s ice syrups, a non-alcoholic product made from icewine grapes that is sold as a gourmet ingredient throughout the world.After a similar presentation at Queen’s Park in February, Stuart along with Brock student researchers Breanne Gillie and Shehab Selim, and Sweet and Sticky president Steve Murdza, will take part in a university research showcase event in Ottawa Wednesday, May 18 organized by Research Matters.Stuart says he’s looking forward to talking about the research.“The project received almost $50,000 in funding from the Ontario and federal governments, so it’s important to show that the investment produced results.”The University/industry collaboration is studying how to introduce resveratrol and other polyphenols extracted from grape skins into the company’s non-alcoholic products. Resveratrol, which is found in wine, has been shown to slow the growth of cancer cells and tumours.But, “in ice syrup, the levels of resveratrol and related molecules are lower, because it’s not a fermentation process, so there is no alcohol and therefore lower solubility of the molecules of interest,” explains Stuart. “Our challenge was to increase these levels.”To increase the concentration of the molecules in ice syrup, Stuart and his team came up with the idea of using a tasteless carrier molecule.“One resveratrol molecule fits neatly inside the carrier molecule’s structure and there it is shielded from water while the outside structure of the carrier is interacting with the surrounding water,” he says.The carrier molecule’s structure is shaped like a donut or a life preserver, which has the added benefit of protecting resveratrol during the initial stages of digestion.“This is a way to go from having relatively low levels of these resveratrol molecules in ice syrup to having potentially more than is found in any wines,” explains Stuart.More testing is needed before the Brock innovation makes its way into Sweet and Sticky’s products, “but the preliminary results are promising and the research continues to be funded to progress toward commercialization,” he says.In addition to the importance of research and development work happening in Niagara, Stuart says the project is “really about job creation.“If we are successful and develop new products, the company will need to recruit and employ more people,” he says.The research team’s visit to Parliament Hill in Ottawa is part of Research Matters’ Pop-Up Research Park, an annual event in which researchers from universities across Ontario showcase their work to MPs and staff. read more

Columbus Crew return to Ohio State to honor Connor Senn

For players participating in Tuesday’s Connor Senn Memorial soccer game between the Ohio State men’s soccer team and the Columbus Crew, the event is more than an exhibition match. The charity event, which honors former OSU soccer player Connor Senn who collapsed on the field of play and died hours later, transcends sport, said Columbus Crew coach Robert Warzycha. On Sept. 26, 2001, Senn, a then-18-year-old freshman, collapsed on the field during a game at Akron. The cause of death was determined to be a congenital heart defect that, at the time, went undetected. “I would call (Senn) more of a family member,” Warzycha said. “He was a soccer player, we all play soccer. It’s very important for us to be at this game. This is something that we all remember and it raises awareness of what happened on the field and raises money for the cause.” The charity match was established in 2002 and will be back Tuesday for the 11th time. The event raises awareness for sudden cardiac arrest in athletes with proceeds benefiting the Connor Senn Memorial Fund and the Dorothy M. Davis Heart & Lung Research Institute at OSU’s Wexner Medical Center, according to ohiostatebuckeyes.com. For the first nine years of the game, OSU took on the Crew. Last year, though, the Crew elected not to play in the charity match. Crew technical director Brian Bliss told The Lantern in May 2011 that playing in the Connor Senn Memorial Match would cost the club $10,000 because of the Major League Soccer Players Union’s most recently ratified collective-bargaining agreement, which stipulates that MLS clubs can schedule only one non-league “free game” per season. The Crew had already scheduled an international friendly against Premier League’s Newcastle United to be played on July 26, so OSU instead hosted the Dayton Dutch Lions of the United Soccer Leagues. The Buckeyes lost to the Dutch Lions, 3-1, May 2. This year, the Crew returns to take on the Buckeyes and OSU coach John Bluem said having them back is an important factor for both teams. “It’s neat. It’s the pro team in town playing against Ohio State University men’s Division I team,” Bluem said. “The Crew really add that little bit of extra juice to it.” Bluem said he’s looking for his team to go out and show that they can keep up with the pros. He also said he would like to have the opportunity to play everyone on the team, but the bench might see limited action in this contest. “We want to show that we’re a good team. We’re going to put out there who we think is the best group and play them for as much of the game as possible,” Bluem said. “Hopefully we can go about 70 to 75 minutes and it’s a good game and it’s close.” Former OSU and current Crew goalkeeper Matt Lampson previously played in the game as a Buckeye from 2008-2011 and said he’s not going to take the game lightly. “I’m excited about it and I’m going to be honest, I want to make it not close … You would think that I would have some sort of compassion for my alma mater, but unfortunately,” Lampson said, pausing while a grin spread across his face, “it’s not there. This is my job now and I gotta go out and do it.” Lampson said when he wore scarlet and gray, OSU often went into the match hoping to make it close but quickly realized they would be outplayed by the pros. He said he’s expecting this year’s match to play out in similar fashion. “When I played with OSU, they would say things like, ‘All right we’re going to go out and play against these guys,’” Lampson said. “And we would try for about five minutes and then we were like, ‘Well, they’re way better. Lets hang back a little bit.’ That’s what I’m expecting, for them to hang back and not attack so much.” Warzycha said he plans on starting players that don’t normally crack the Crew’s starting lineup, but added that everyone on the Crew could have a chance to play. “We’ll see how the game goes and everybody is going to be on the bench, so if we need to use somebody, then they’ll go in and play,” Warzycha said. Regardless of the outcome, Bluem said he is proud of what the game has become, grateful the Crew have agreed to be a part of it and said there is a lesson that can be learned from all of it. “Life is precious. Sudden cardiac death is a scary thing that can happen in athletics and in general walks of life. The Columbus Crew have been unbelievable as a partner for the last 11 years,” he said. “Our goal now is through research and education, which we can now fund, to prevent sudden cardiac death.” Tuesday’s game kicks off at 7 p.m. at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children and students and can be purchased online at OhioStateBuckeyes.com or by calling 1-800-GO-BUCKS. Pat Brennan contributed to this article. read more

Biegler gets New Years party against Berlin

12.Leipzig16637420:43715 7.HSG Wetzlar16925420:41220 ← Previous Story Vid Kavticnik extends deal in Montpellier until 2019 Next Story → SPANISH ARMADA: Mateo Garralda overtakes Chile 9.Gummersbach16826442:43318 4.MT Melsungen161123462:40724 13.Lemgo16529434:48612 3.Flensburg-H.161213477:39725 1.Rhein-Neckar161501458:35230 16.Bergischer162113394:4655 HSV HandballMichael Biegler 8.Goppingen16907426:39118 6.Fuchse Berlin17935494:45721 11.Hannover-Burgdorf16646431:44916 2.Kiel161303488:41326 18.N-Lübbecke160214415:4862 PHOTO: hsvhandball.com 5.Hamburg171115504:45323 17.Eisenach162113422:5195 14.HBW Balingen-Weilstetten163013435:4966 10.SC Magdeburg16826445:44418 15.TVB Stuttgart161411413:4836 Despite financial crisis and the fact that their coach Michael Biegler will leave the team for the last five matches in 2015 as the part of the deal with Polish Handball Federation on which bench sitting experienced German coach, HSV Handball players showed great performance and well-deserved win over Fuchse Berlin 36:29 (19:12) in front of over 6.000 domestic fans.HSV Handball: Bitter (13 saves, 1.-55.); Vortmann (5/2 saves, 55.-60), Pfahl 9, Lindberg 7/1, Nenadic 4, Schröder 3, Brozovic 3, Hens 3, Mortensen 2, Damgaard 2, Jaanimaa 2, Schmidt 1, Grabarczyk, FeldFüchse Berlin: Heinevetter (3 saves, 24.-49.); Stochl (6 saves, 1.-24., 49.-60.), Nenadic 9/2, Elisson 5/1, Nielsen 4, Wiede 3, Weyhrauch 2, Fritz 1, Vukovic 1, Gojun 1, Tönnesen 1, Jimenez 1, Zachrisson 1, PetersenSTANDINGS: read more

Googles 2010 Holiday Doodle is most ambitious yet

first_imgGoogle has gone all out for its holiday logo this year, you know, that one that adorns the top of the Google homepage until the end of Christmas Day.We’ve already seen some very memorable doodles this year, with the standout one for us being the game of Pac-Man. But for this holiday season Google has had a team of 5 artists working since July to create something a bit special.AdChoices广告The end result is a 17-image doodle focused around the areas of food, dance, architecture, and textile. Those scenes represent celebrations from around the world so as to ensure no one is left out and Google demonstrates its determination to cater for everyone.With six months of planning you’d expect the doodle to come off without a hitch. But there was a scramble near the end due to a major change being implemented.Originally, Michael Lopez, chief Google doodler, had decided to unveil all 17 images across a 3 day period. But realizing last week that not many people would be sitting at a PC on Christmas day to see the final doodle, it was decided the unveiling should be scrapped: the whole doodle had to be on display from day one.The changes were made in time and the doodle is now available for all to see. We encourage you to click each picture and see where it leads.Read more at WSJlast_img read more

New title match added to 719 WWE Battleground PPV

first_img WWE.com has announced Ryback defending the WWE Intercontinental Championship against Big Show and The Miz at the 7/19 Battleground PPV in St. Louis, Missouri.Updated card for the show is as follows:* WWE World Heavyweight Title: Seth Rollins (c) vs. Brock Lesnar w/Paul Heyman* Roman Reigns vs. Bray Wyatt* WWE Intercontinental Title, Triple Threat: Ryback (c) vs. Big Show vs. The MizSource: WWE.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:25 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns Videos Articles Pinterest Ronda Rousey Ring of Honor announces Pacific Northwest debut with two events this June Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reigns Now Playing Up Next Twitter Videos Articles Will Bobby Lashley Finally Face Brock Lesnar? Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Winscenter_img Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Facebook Shawn Michaels WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever Match announced for next week’s 205 Live, 8-Man Elimination from TLC PPV in 2015 Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Seth Rollins Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch added to WWE Hell in a Cell PPV on September 16last_img read more

JC Penney to close stores

first_imgDALLAS — J.C. Penney announced on Friday its biggest number of stores closings in recent history and indicated the decision will result in it exiting some markets.Penney said it will close 130 to 140 stores over the next few months. That represents about 13 percent of its 1,014 stores, but Penney said the stores generate less than 5 percent of total annual sales and are unprofitable.A full list of planned store closings will be released in mid-March after stores have been notified. Most of the stores are expected to close in the second quarter, or by the end of July.J.C. Penney has two stores in Vancouver, at the Vancouver Mall and on 192nd Avenue and Mill Plain Boulevard, and two more in the Portland area, at Clackamas Town Center and at Washington Square.The company estimated the decision will result in an annual cost savings of $200 million. However, it will result in the company taking later this year a pre-tax charge of about $225 million to cover lease terminations, non-cash asset impairments and transition costs.last_img read more

FIVE CAYS MEMBER getting street lights for Community

first_img Related Items:five cays, sean astwood, street lights Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 7 Nov 2014 – FIVE CAYS MEMBER getting street lights for Community. Explaining that “at my request Fortis TCI has begun carrying out operations for the restoration and repairs to the Street lights in our community.”Hon Astwood says: ” If you are aware of any lights that are not operational please contact me asap via 231-4699 or seanastwood@gmail.com. Also if there are dark areas that you think street lights should be install, let me know as well so that I may make representation for additional lights in those areas. Budget cuts hurt, but necessary says TCI Deputy Premier in parliamentary debate on hurricane funds PDA takes rally to Five Cays Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Fire in Five Cays will leave many homelesslast_img read more

Hundreds protest Trump in Wilton Manors march

first_imgSaturday’s march comes one day after dozens of people walked up Collins Avenue, in Sunny Isles Beach, to protest outside the Trump International Resort.The president-elect nevertheless had a strong show of support, too. Crowds in Fort Lauderdale turned out to celebrate his win and eventual move to the White House.“Mr. Trump is going to take office, you know. That’s gonna happen,” said Trump supporter Bradford Cohen, Friday night. “I think people need to realize that and kind of come together and get behind one person, president, and say, ‘Let’s give him a chance.’”Back in Wilton Manors, as protesters blocked off intersections and police stopped traffic, Delafe said there is an end in sight. “Now the question is, where is the action going to take place,” she said. “Are we going to set people up to run for Congress? Are we going to petition? Will we force change in another way?”Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. WILTON MANORS, FLA. (WSVN) – – About 200 people took to the streets of Wilton Manors, Saturday evening, to protest President-elect Donald Trump’s policy proposals on a variety of pressing issues, including health care, immigration and LGBT rights.Holding signs proclaiming “Peace and Love,” among other things, demonstrators walked nearly three miles, from Hagen Park, north on Wilton Drive and circling back on Northeast Sixth Avenue. After blocking intersection, crowd of a couple hundred heading west on Oakland Park Boulevard off Dixie Highway now. @wsvn #WiltonManors pic.twitter.com/UPhbAA0yxJ— Joe Roetz (@JoeRoetz) November 19, 2016Protester Gregg Shapiro told 7News he’s worried about his civil rights after Trump gets into office. “I am a gay man and I am absolutely terrified. Terrified of this situation,” he said.Tina Delafe said the majority of the country isn’t in line with Trump. “The popular vote, the majority of Americans do not agree with this, and we have to stand up and say it’s not OK, and we are watching you,” she said.RELATED: Trump and Romney, once bitter rivals, smile and shake handsEmery Grant said he is marching to prevent climate change, an issue he worries the incoming administration will ignore. “The environment can’t be here today to speak for itself,” he said. “We have to be protectors of our land and water. I’m here for that as well.” last_img read more

Teacher Appreciation Day brings deals discounts for educators

first_img(WSVN) – Tuesday marks Teacher Appreciation Day, and some businesses are offering freebies and deals for teachers.At Chipotle, teachers, faculty and staff are being treated to a buy-one, get-one free burrito, bowl, salad or taco deal. Valid in-restaurant only, Chipotle said on their website that all these educators need is their faculty ID to get the deal.According to People.com. Cici’s is offering a coupon that must be used along with your teacher ID for a complimentary adult buffet.At PDQ, both teachers and nurses receive 50 percent off their entire check with a valid teacher/nurse IDCopyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img