Flyers looking to get in the win column tomorrow night in Falher

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Flyers are back in action tomorrow as they travel to Falher to take on the Pirates.The Flyers are coming off a 5-3 loss to Dawson Creek as they were outshot 50-24. The Flyers currently find themselves in last place in their division. President of the team Paul Van Nostrand knows they can be better. “We are a good team and can compete with anyone in the league. We haven’t really had any practices because of the U-17 Hockey Challenge take over of the North Peace Arena.”The Flyers game tomorrow in Falher starts at 8:00 p.m. There first home game is next Thursday when they welcome the Pirates to the North Peace Arena. Puck drop is also 8:00 p.m.- Advertisement –last_img read more

West Ham to lose out on Barcelona wonderkid?

first_img1 Hamburg are keen on a loan deal for West Ham target Alen Halilovic.The Barcelona wonderkid has worked with Hammers manager Slaven Bilic as part of the Croatian national team.And Halilovic has been linked with a season-long switch to Upton Park following Bilic’s appointment at Upton Park.Despite being hailed as the ‘New Messi’, the 19-year-old is still yet to break through into Barca’s first team and a loan move has been suggested.Real Betis are also keen on sealing a deal but now, according to sources in Spain, Hamburg are ready to approach Barcelona about a loan to the Bundesliga.That could tempt Bilic to make his move for Halilovic, who has already played at Upton Park, when Croatia lost 2-1 to Argentina there in November. Alen Halilovic last_img read more

Arsenal star suffers injury setback but Gunners handed midfielder boost

first_img The England forward is also expected to miss the key Champions League clash with Dinamo Zagreb next week 1 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has suffered a setback in his recovery from a hamstring injury, ruling him out of Arsenal’s Barclays Premier League clash at West Brom.The England forward, who suffered the injury in the Capital One Cup loss to Sheffield Wednesday, is also expected to miss the key Champions League clash with Dinamo Zagreb next Tuesday.Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said: “He had a slight little setback on Monday but we checked by scan and there is nothing wrong but he is still a fraction short for Saturday.”Aaron Ramsey – who has been absent since the October 20 win over Bayern Munich – is likely to be fit to face Dinamo but Oxlade-Chamberlain will be available for the following weekend’s clash with Norwich at the earliest.“Ramsey will be back in full training on Monday and can play on Tuesday and Chamberlain I think against Norwich,” Wenger added.Theo Walcott, who injured a calf in the same game as Oxlade-Chamberlain, is still continuing his rehabilitation.“Theo is ahead of schedule at the moment but he is still two weeks away,” Wenger added.It all piles more pressure on the likes of Alexis Sanchez, who was due to return from international duty with Chile around 36 hours prior to the match at the Hawthorns.Chile lost 3-0 to Uruguay after a 1-1 draw with Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina’s Colombia during the international hiatus.Sanchez is becoming ever more important to Arsenal and Wenger wishes to give him some time off, but is unable to at present.Asked if the former Barcelona forward will be granted some leave, Wenger said: “At some point yes. At the moment I am a bit short because (I have) no Chamberlain, no Ramsey, no Walcott, no (Jack) Wilshere, no (Danny) Welbeck.“There is not many offensive positions where I can rotate.“I am worried because when he went to Chile he was already a bit jaded and to see what state he will come back (in), I will have to test.“But speaking to the player, if I ask him ‘are you tired?’ you can guess the answer.”Sanchez will not be flying off on national service until March at the earliest, giving Wenger complete control over his welfare.“That is welcome that there is no international break now,” he added.There has been some good news on the injury front, with right-back Hector Bellerin available following a groin problem.last_img read more


first_imgA man who was travelling at a speed almost double the legal limit has been disqualified from driving from three months.Sean McBride, 30, with an address at 23 Glenowen Park, Derry, pleaded guilty to the charge at Letterkenny District Court this morning. Garda Patrick Gerraghty told the court, “On the 18th of April, 2015 – I was operating a speed detection checkpoint at Trimeragh, Letterkenny.“I detected a vehicle doing 170km/hr in a 100km/hr zone and subsequently pulled the vehicle over.“I showed the occupant of the vehicle the speed he was travelling at – and asked him for his name, address and driver’s license.Judge James Faughnan asked Garda Gerraghty, “Did he offer any excuse as to why he was travelling at such an excessive speed? It’s almost double the limit allowed in that zone.”Garda Gerraghty responded by saying, “No excuses were given Judge.”Judge James Faughnan fined the defendant €350 and gave him five months to pay the fine – and he also disqualified Mr McBride from driving for three months.MAN WHO DID 170KM IN 100KM ZONE DISQUALIFIED FOR THREE MONTHS was last modified: January 21st, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bannedDerrydisqualifiedExcessiveJudge James Faughnansean mcbridespeedinglast_img read more

Sharad Yadav to retain bungalow

first_imgThe Supreme Court on Thursday allowed disqualified Rajya Sabha member and rebel Janata Dal (United) leader Sharad Yadav to retain his official bungalow for the time being after he agreed to forego the monetary benefits of office during the pendency of his challenge against disqualification in the Delhi High Court.The direction given by a Vacation Bench of Justices A.K. Goel and Ashok Bhushan was based on a petition filed by JD(U) Rajya Sabha MP Ramchandra Prasad Singh against an order passed by the Delhi High Court on December 15 last year.High court orderThe high court, in that order, though refusing to grant an interim stay on Mr. Yadav’s disqualification, had allowed him to draw his salary, allowances, perks and retain the bungalow till the pendency of his plea.During the hearing, the Bench questioned the propriety of Mr. Yadav partaking the salary and perks of office, drawn from the public exchequer, when the very question of his disqualification under the stringent anti-defection law was still under consideration in the high court.The court’s scepticism drew Mr. Yadav’s lawyers, senior advocate Guru Krishna Kumar and Devadatt Kamat, to concede that their client would abstain from accepting the perks and allowances of office till the high court takes a final call.The court then asked a Division Bench of the high court to decide the matter by July 12.Mr. Yadav has alleged in the high court that he was not afforded an opportunity to present his case against disqualification by the Rajya Sabha Chairman.Mr. Singh has pressed his case against Mr. Yadav and another disqualified JD(U) leader, Ali Anwar, on the ground that they attended a rally of the Opposition parties in Patna in violation of the party’s directives.Mr. Yadav had aligned with the Opposition after JD(U) president and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar left the alliance with the Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Congress in the State to join hands with the BJP in July 2017.Mr. Yadav was elected to the Rajya Sabha in 2016 till 2022. Mr. Anwar’s term expired in April.‘New low in politics’Mr. Yadav’s faction accused the JD(U) of plunging to a “new low” in politics by targeting him in such a manner.Arun Kumar Srivastava, an aide of Mr. Yadav and former JD(U) general secretary, said political rivalry has never played out in such a “personal and vindictive” way.“It never happened in politics that you go after a rival’s bungalow and salary,” he said.Mr. Srivastava cited the examples of Amar Singh, a Rajya Sabha member expelled from the Samajwadi Party, and Pappu Yadav, expelled RJD MP, to say that their parent parties never targeted them in the way the JD(U) has gone after Mr. Sharad Yadav.“Sharad Yadav’s residence and salary are a matter between him and the Central government but still the JD(U) approached the Supreme Court against the benefits he is getting,” Mr. Srivastava said.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

ADLINK: extreme rugged VITA 75 computing platform for military and aerospace

first_imgADLINK Technology released its latest Extreme Rugged, SWaP-optimized VITA 75 COTS computing platform, the HPERC-KBL, designed for mission-critical applications such as C4ISR and use in the world’s most demanding military and aerospace environments. ADLINK will showcase the new platform in joint exhibition with its channel partners Steatite and Acal at the upcoming DSEI 2019.With many years of experience in manufacturing computing solutions for the toughest military environments, ADLINK formed its Small Form Factor Tactical Edge Server (SFF-TES) solution group to better optimize products for one of the most in-demand and mission-critical computing needs: small systems that can handle both the data loads and physical stress common in edge and fog deployments. As a strategic line of the SFF-TES solution group, ADLINK’s HPERC exemplifies how the company’s integrated research, design, and manufacturing capabilities can yield exceptionally versatile solutions for military and aerospace needs.The HPERC-KBL, focusing on balancing SWaP constraints against high compute performance and scalability, significantly strengthens ADLINK’s SFF portfolio by bringing an intelligent solution with its accelerated computing capabilities. Like all HPERC solutions, the new platform features VITA 75 standard mounting, silent passive cooling, and measurements of only 223.7 x 177.8 x 98.7 mm  for the conductive cold plate “MC” variant, and 304.8 x 150.0 x 130.0 mm for the finned passive convection “MH” variant. Despite its diminutive size, the HPERC-KBL contains a quad-core Intel® Xeon processor combined with 16GB of ECC DDR4 memory to provide ample processing performance, which can be further enhanced with an optional NVIDIA Quadro MXM module for GPGPU-accelerated applications. Removable SATA and SD storage provide data collection capabilities, while four Gigabit Ethernet and six USB ports via MIL-DTL-38999 connectors offer all the network and device connectivity required in demanding edge settings. An IP67-rated sealed enclosure small enough to mount under a vehicle seat or carry in a backpack, along with a MIL-STD-461F/810G/704F/1275E certified design makes the HPERC-KBL a literal perfect fit in highly mobile environments where neither constant movement nor debris ingress can be allowed to interfere with demanding data processing tasks.ADLINK provides military and aerospace system integrators with fully-integrated, highly cost-effective, military standards-compliant COTS/MOTS products. Built with uncompromised integrity and security, ADLINK designs and manufacturers its solutions in-house. Our vertically integrated production framework provides customers with fast development and deployment of reliable, long-lifecycle products that enable rapid data-to-decision and end-to-end solutions for mission-critical applications. ADLINK’s approach to operations also facilitates system upgrades and technology insertions through unmatched customer proximity, best-in-class ODM capabilities, and industry-appropriate supply longevity.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous Sorting out the state of play of AI chipsNext Acceed extends software services for IIoT projectslast_img read more

Michigan Called Out For Using “Alternative Facts” In Recruiting Graphic

first_imgjim harbaugh on the sideline at the ohio state gameCOLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 24: Head Coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines looks up at the scoreboard in the third quarter after the Ohio State Buckeyes scored at Ohio Stadium on November 24, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Michigan 62-39. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Having sent several tight ends to the NFL over the last few years, the Michigan Wolverines are attempting to use their recent success at the position as a recruiting tool. Unfortunately, their use of “alternate facts” in one particular recruiting poster is getting the team raked over the coals.A new graphic released by Michigan offensive coordinator Josh Gattis refers to the team as “Tight End U,” and points out how often Michigan tight ends get the ball compared to other top programs like Oklahoma, Alabama, Notre Dame, Michigan State, Clemson, and LSU.However, Iowa assistant coach and recruiting coordinator Kelvin Bell was quick to point out that Wolverines were seriously misconstruing the facts with their graphic.While the 167 catches and 2,157 receiving yards were higher than any of the teams listed, the numbers aren’t even the highest among tight ends in Michigan’s own conference – let alone the rest of college football.Michigan football uses alternative facts in a recruiting graphic. Iowa football answers off the top rope.???— Eleven Warriors (@11W) February 4, 2019The moniker “Tight End U” is most frequently attributed to the Iowa Hawkeyes. As Bell pointed out, Iowa’s tight ends had 178 catches for 2,559 yards and 32 touchdowns in that span.One clever fan decided to “fix” the graphic for Michigan’s coach:@CoachK_Bell @gkittle46 It’s ok, I fixed it for them! #Hawkeyes #TEU— TOE CMOHAWK (@CMO_HAWKEYE) February 4, 2019Another factor that does give Iowa the edge in the “Tight End U” conversation is how well their tight ends perform upon reaching the NFL.While the Hawkeyes have had fewer tight ends drafted by NFL teams than Michigan, Iowa’s have arguably had better success.No Michigan tight end that has been drafted has ever made the Pro Bowl, while three Iowa tight ends have.The most recent Iowa tight end to make the Pro Bowl was George Kittle, who represented the 49ers in the game this past year.last_img read more

Keel Laid for Crowley’s First LNG-Powered Ship

first_imgzoom The keel for the first of two liquefied natural gas-powered, combination container – Roll-On/Roll-Off (ConRo) ships for Crowley Maritime’s liner services group was laid yesterday at VT Halter Marine, Inc.’s facility in Pascagoula, Miss. The vessel is the first Commitment Class ship, which will exclusively serve the US-Puerto Rico trade lane.The Commitment Class, Jones Act ships will replace Crowley’s towed triple-deck barge fleet in the South Atlantic trade. These new ships, which will be named El Coquí (ko-kee) and Taíno (tahy-noh),  are scheduled for delivery during the second and fourth quarter 2017 respectively.VT Halter Marine and Crowley entered into a contract for the pair of ships in November 2013 and construction began with the first steel plate cutting in Pascagoula on October 22, 2014.“This keel laying is a major milestone event in the construction schedule for the Crowley Commitment-Class program,” said Bill Skinner, chief executive officer, VT Halter Marine.The Commitment Class ships have been designed to maximize the carriage of 53-foot, 102-inch-wide containers, which offer the most cubic cargo capacity in the trade.The ships will be 219.5 meters long, 32.3 meters wide (beam), have a deep draft of 10 meters, and an approximate deadweight capacity of 26,500 metric tons.Cargo capacity will be approximately 2,400 TEUs (20-foot-equivalent-units), with additional space for nearly 400 vehicles in an enclosed Roll-on/Roll-off garage.The ship design is provided by Wartsila Ship Design in conjunction with Crowley subsidiary Jensen Maritime, a leading Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering firm.last_img read more

Age doesnt define us

first_imgLos Angeles: Actor Halle Berry doesnt like to be defined by her age, and wants to prove women can do anything. Berry, 52, feels working on John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum is a step towards that goal. “There is nothing I wanted to do more than to prove that women of my age can do exactly what we want to do. Age doesn’t define us,” Berry said in a statement. Keanu Reeves will be back as the remorseful assassin John Wick. He has teamed up with Berry for another mission. Talking about the role, she said: “I never worked harder for a film role in my entire career. I had to work through some injuries, but I kept at it because quitting was not ever an option. Now I have the bug, and I just want to keep going and going.” The third chapter in the franchise will pick up in the immediate aftermath of John Wick 2, with Wick excommunicated and on the run, having to defend himself against a host of equally skilled assassins looking to scoop up the bounty for killing him. The film is being brought to India by PVR Pictures. It will release on May 17. The film is directed by Chad Stahelski. In addition to Berry, new cast members include Anjelica Huston, Asia Kate Dillon and Jerome Flynn. “I loved how real the action felt in the first movie… I looked forward to Chapter 2 as soon as I saw the first. When my manager told me that Chad was looking for a female assassin, I knew I had to play the part. When I first met with Chad he had not yet finished writing my role, but I didn’t care, I said, ‘Sign me up…I’ll do it’!”last_img read more

Despite Targeted Attack on Turkish Outpost Syria Claims No Hostile Intentions

Rabat – On June 13, a Turkish observation tower was hit by mortar shells in Idlib, a supposed buffer zone in northwestern Syria still under rebel control. The attack wounded three Turkish soldiers and damaged facilities and equipment. Turkey’s Defense Ministry has called this a deliberate attack by Syrian government forces. Days after the attack, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem announced that Syria does not want to see fighting with Turkey.“We hope that our military and the Turkish military do not fight. This is our principled stance,” al-Moualem said to reporters in Beijing. “What we are fighting is terrorists, especially in Idlib, which is Syrian territory–part of our country.”The Turkish outpost in Idlib originally emerged under a deal with Russia in which Turkey deployed forces at various posts around the northwestern province to prevent escalations between regime and rebel forces.Read also: Turkey Arrests 2 Spies for UAE in Investigation of Khashoggi MurderIdlib is occupied by jihadist rebel group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), Turkish-backed rebels, and approximately three million civilians.Syria and Russia have been putting pressure on Turkey to assist in the disarmament and removal of the dominant HTS force from Syria’s northwest. Syria and Russia claim that rebel violations in Idlib have prompted heightened military operations, resulting in the attack on the Turkish outpost. Shortly before the June 13 attack, Russian news agencies reported that Russia and Turkey had successfully arranged a ceasefire in Idlib. The establishment of a de-escalation zone in the region significantly reduced violence, according to the Russian military. However, rebel forces in the area denied the claim, and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu had previously said that a full ceasefire in Idlib would be impossible. The Russian reports of a ceasefire have since been disproven, as Idlib faces mounting violence from Syrian and Russian offensives. “The question now is: what does Turkey want to do in Syria? Turkey is occupying part of Syrian soil, and has a military presence in certain parts of Syria,” al-Moualem said in his Beijing statement. Turkey has not announced intent to retaliate against Syria for the outpost attack. read more