FIFA Confed Cup: Bravo Chile!

first_imgChile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo saved three successive penalties to give them a 3-0 shootout win over Portugal after their FIFA Confederations Cup semifinal had ended goalless last night in Russia.Just as it happened in 2015 and 2016 Copa America when the matches deadlocked after goalless regulation times against Argentina, Chile snapped victory from Portugal to become kings of shoot out last night. Bravo stopped Portugal’s first three spot kicks from Ricardo Quaresma, Joao Moutinho and Nani while Chile converted their first three kicks to win the clash of South American and European champions. Arturo Vidal, Charles Aranguiz and Alexis Sanchez scored all Chile’s three goals.The result was justice for Chile after they hit the woodwork with two successive shots in the dying seconds of extra time.There was also controversy shortly before that when Chile winger Alexis Sanchez went down in the box under a Jose Fonte tackle but the referee did not consult the Video Assistant Referees (VARs), even though contact seemed to be made.Chile is to play the winner of the second semi final tonight between Germany and Mexico on Sunday.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

AVB insists draw is a positive result

first_imgTottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas insisted his side’s draw at QPR was a positive result.Spurs dominated the game at Loftus Road but were unable to break the deadlock as Rangers hung on to secure a point.“Drawing away from home in the Premier League is always a positive. Our away form is excellent and we feel comfortable away from home,” Villas-Boas said.“It was important to get the first goal to unlock QPR in some way. They can be difficult to break down. That’s why we came away with only a point.”Spurs’ best opportunity fell to Emmanuel Adebayor, who tried to forced home the rebound after Julio Cesar’s save from Jermain Defoe but was denied by another fine stop from the Brazilian.Villas-Boas admitted: “It was big big chance. Julio did extremely well. Credit to the goalkeeper and to QPR for their defending.”See also:Sandro knee injury not serious – 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Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Giants prospect on sharing clubhouse with childhood idols: ‘It’s crazy’

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — The first call that infielder Mauricio Dubon received right around noon as he sat down to eat in a Sacramento restaurant was from an Oregon number he didn’t recognize. Thinking it was just from a telemarketer, Dubon didn’t answer.When that caller — River Cats manager Dave Brundage — with that same number tried again, Dubon answered. Within a matter of minutes, he and Maria Garcia — the mother of his host family — cancelled their orders. Dubon was on his way to Oracle Park, …last_img read more

Wet Cave with Fossils Found in Dry Desert

first_imgThe Atacama Desert in Chile is one of the driest places on earth – it gets about 1mm of rainfall per year, if that – but scientists just discovered a wet cave there.  Robert Roy Britt reported for Live Science that these desert caves can contain water, and at least one is loaded with fossils – indicating a moist climate for the region in the past.    The discovery was totally unexpected, the article says.  There is even evidence of prehistoric human activity.  Hundreds of thousands of bones in one of the Atacama caves, mixed with tree branches, were found eroding out of cave walls.  The article contains a link to a photograph of ungulate bones seemingly jammed together in the wall in a haphazard manner.  Ungulates (grazing animals that chew the cud) must have enjoyed a wealth of grass here at one time.    The team led by J. Judson Wynne of the SETI Institute was exploring the desert for caves that might resemble those on Mars, in hopes of finding likely places to look for life.  Mars is still a question, but there was apparently plenty of life at this location in the past.  The team is seeking to determine whether the bones were “dumped into the cave by prehistoric people or if perhaps they were trapped by a flood.”  One of the team members was “marveling over the extent of this deposition as well as discussing what could have possibly led to the deposition of these bones.”  Readers may want to follow the adventures of the expedition on Wynne’s blog.    Speaking of caves, another amazing underground feature has been exciting cavers since its discovery in New Mexico in 2001.  A large passageway in old Fort Stanton Cave sports a river of crystal running for over four miles – the longest known cave formation in the world.  See Live Science for the story.  Named the Snowy River by its discoverers, it is unique and beautiful.  They still have not determined how far it goes.  The Bureau of Land Management tells about its discovery and has a photo gallery of the river and the cave.  In a return trip last year, cavers were surprised to find water flowing over the crystal.  It had been dry on previous surveys.  Apparently new layers of calcite are deposited each time the underground river periodically flows.What a planet we live on.  There are still phenomenal discoveries to be made.  Imagine hundreds of thousands of fossils and tree branches buried in one of the driest places on earth.  What does that suggest?(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

SA signs search and rescue agreements

first_img22 November 2010 Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele said the agreements, signed in Pretoria on Friday, would help South Africa tighten its operations, enhancing its good safety record. As part of the agreement, common search and rescue procedures will be developed, resources will be pooled and mutual visits will be undertaken. It will also facilitate the easy entry of search and rescue units into each other’s territories. Ndebele said the agreements would make it easy for all these countries to execute their rescue missions and rely on each other for assistance and support. South Africa has identified 14 countries in its search and rescue region with which to partner. To date, seven agreements have been signed, while four agreements have been concluded and are ready for signature. One has been negotiated and two are still to be negotiated. Common search and rescue procedures Ndebele said there was a high level of inter-regional cooperation when it came to passing on information regarding incidents within each other’s regions. South Africa has boosted its sea and air search and rescue capabilities by signing agreements with Zimbabwe, Mauritius and Uruguay that will make it easier for the four to countries to carry out their rescue missions while being able to rely on one another’s support. “We strive to implement stringent safety measures in the areas of aviation and maritime transport in pursuance of international standards and recommended practices,” said Ndebele. “When we are aware of an incident within the neighbouring region, we will try to assist where possible by gathering information, put out broadcasts and on occasion, even contract vessels in order to assist. This practice is reciprocated by all concerned,” he said. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

2018 OFBF Young Ag Professionals/Distinguished Service Awards

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation recognized winners and leaders in the areas of Young Ag Professionals Awards and Distinguished Service Awards on Thursday of the 100th annual meeting of OFBF.Video production courtesy of Ohio Farm Bureau and Marquee AV.last_img

Google Apps Improves Its SLA – No More Planned Downtime

first_imgGoogle announced today some changes to its service level agreement (SLA). First, the SLA will no longer have an “out” for planned downtime. Customers will receive SLA credits for any downtime – planned or unplanned. Google claims to be the first major cloud provider to eliminate maintenance windows from its service level agreement.Previously, Google did not count periods shorter than 10 minutes as downtime. That meant that even though short outages could add up to hours over a long enough period of time, the company had no obligation to compensate users. Google is ending that policy and will now credit users for any amount downtime, no matter how brief.Source: The Radicati Group, 2010. “Corporate IT Survey – Messaging & Collaboration, 2010-2011.Google claims its uptime in 2010 was 99.984%, even accounting for very short periods of downtime. That works out to seven minutes of downtime per month per user. Google cites a research by The Radicati Group finding that on-premise downtime is approximately 32 times more reliable than the average on-premise e-mail system.Planned outages are a major loophole in most SLA agreements. Presumably, Google’s redundant servers make it feasible for the company to conduct upgrades and migrations without taking systems offline. 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Tags:#enterprise#saas Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…center_img klint finley IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Related Posts last_img read more

What’s Ailing Us: Things to consider when a loved one has a chronic illness

first_imgBy: Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFTpixabay[ thoughtful woman by Unsplash, February 2016, CCO]Connie is sitting in the lobby of her doctor’s office waiting for the door to open and her name to be called. In reality, she is waiting for so much more than that. Connie is waiting for her husband to come back from the longest deployment they have ever experienced as a family. She is waiting for her 2-year-old son to start using more words so that his tantrums will decrease. She is waiting for the phone call from her realtor that their house has finally sold so that they can prepare for their next move. She is waiting to find out why her body doesn’t seem to function like it did last year.This has been the hardest year of Connie’s life. In addition to all of the daily stressors of being a full-time working mother with a husband who has been deployed for most of the year, Connie has been experiencing a multitude of unexplainable symptoms. She has been referred to countless specialists who all seem to be just as mystified as she is about the decline in her health. Because she lives in a rural town, she has had to travel to be seen by most of the specialists only to be poked, prodded, and sent home with no answers again.Connie can’t sleep. Her hair is falling out. She is in pain more often than not. It appears as though none of her doctors have communicated with each other, as she has to repeat her story at each new visit. Her sick leave is running low at work and her desk is piled high with endless tasks that need to be completed. As she sits in the lobby today, Connie thinks about her children and her job and her husband and her friends. She closes her eyes tightly and uses her last ounce of hope on the thought that this may be the time she finally gets an answer.The diagnosis process for Connie is familiar to many people with chronic illness. Oftentimes, it is neither a simple nor quick process. Here are some things to consider when you have a family member or friend with a chronic illness:They may not look sick: If you don’t remember anything else from this list, remember this. Many chronic illnesses are invisible; meaning you are unable to see them from the outside. This does not make the illness any less significant or serious.Don’t ask them how they are doing unless you really want to know: This applies to everyone you ask, but especially those suffering from chronic illness. While you are certainly trying to sound considerate and supportive, this question can actually have the opposite effect if you really don’t want to know the answer. Many times, the person you ask is trying their very best to make you comfortable with their answer by saying that they are fine. The truth is, though, they are probably not “fine”.Don’t offer unsolicited advice: Telling a person with a chronic illness that they should try the latest and greatest remedy for their condition can be insulting. It can also be frustrating. What if they have already tried that remedy and it didn’t work? What if they just can’t muster up the energy to try anything else at the moment? What if they don’t want solutions, but just a place to vent or find support? So, unless someone asks you directly for advice, try to keep it to yourself.Offer support: While you may not be able to help “cure” your loved one, you can certainly be supportive. Ask them what you can do to help support them. Offer to go with them to an appointment, pick their children up from school on an especially hard day, etc.Remember that they are a person first: Before any illness comes the person. When your loved one is suffering from a chronic illness, remember this! They may not want to talk about their diagnosis or their symptoms. Perhaps they just want to tell you about something funny they saw on tv or an interesting meeting they had at work. Always keep the person and the illness separate.Be empathetic: No, you can’t put yourself in their shoes. It’s impossible to do that. Even if you had the exact same illness, your experience would be different. This doesn’t mean that you can’t be empathetic to their situation. Don’t compare their illness to someone else’s, don’t tell them you know how they feel. Do validate what they are feeling and do encourage them to talk to you.Next time you decide to reach out to someone with a chronic illness, try to consider these things. If you would like more information on ways to empower families in their journey surrounding chronic illness, check out our archived webinars  here.This post was written by Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFT, the Social Media and Programming Coordination Specialist for the MFLN Family Development Team. The Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network Family Development concentration on our website, Facebook, and Twitter.last_img read more

Maharashtra to hold competition to promote startups

first_imgThe Maharashtra government will conduct a Business Plan Competition (BPC) to give a boost to industrial and economic growth and promote budding entrepreneurs and startups.Organised by the Maharashtra State Innovation Society (MSInS), the State government on Monday issued guidelines for conducting the BPC. Each district will have one such competition in every financial year. “Any individual, organisation, group or establishment can participate in the competition with an innovative business idea aimed at addressing a problem faced by the district, which can be converted in to a business model,” said the guidelines.In the districts, the BPC will be organised annually by the respective District Innovation Councils. Applications will be invited through the MSInS web portal in various sectors. The competition will be divided into three categories wherein applicants will suggest an innovative solution to an existing problem, or come up with an innovative product/process or service for the growth and betterment of the district.It also aims to provide a platform to schools, colleges and other institutions or individuals to propose innovative business ideas to address issues faced by local communities and society. The Maharashtra State Innovative Start-up Policy, 2018 provides for organising various events and competitions throughout the year to provide global exposure to the startup ecosystem and to further deepen the engagement between the Government of Maharashtra and the startup ecosystem.Participants will have to submit proof of concept and the business plan to participate in the competition. A total of 100 applications will be chosen from the entries in each district, and applicants will be asked to present their ideas on stage. “The winner will get a work order of up to ₹5 lakh from the department that the business model is related to. The district-level innovation society will mentor the winners for six months and they will be invited to participate in the Maharashtra Startup Week,” the guidelines said.last_img read more

First hundred days for National City Mayor

first_img KUSI Newsroom Posted: June 4, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, First hundred days for National City Mayor June 4, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter 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) – Mayor Sotelo-Solis stopped by KUSI News to talk about all things National City.According to Sotelo-Solis, she was first being elected in 2008, ten years later Alejandra become the first Latina Mayor of National City.Regionally, she serves on the SANDAG, Sweetwater Authority and MTS Board. last_img read more