BAFTA Los Angeles Tea Party Supports Charity

first_imgThe British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA Los Angeles) celebrated the 2015 Awards Season with their annual Tea Party on Saturday, January 10, 2015.Keira Knightley and Eddie Redmayne at BAFTA Los Angeles Tea PartyThe BAFTA Los Angeles Tea Party is one of the most prestigious events in the annual awards calendar, celebrating excellence in the craft, and wishing the best of luck to all nominees for the awards season ahead.Anna Kendrick at BAFTA Los Angeles Tea PartyCredit/Copyright: Slate PRAwards Season Nominees along with leading executives, celebrities and BAFTA members enjoyed traditionally British tea and scones, and cocktails in the uniquely relaxed surroundings of a British Tea Party.Rosamund Pike at BAFTA Los Angeles Tea PartyAmong the stars who attended were Graham Annable (The Boxtrolls), Gillian Anderson, Patricia Arquette (Boyhood), Caitriona Balfre (Outlander), Stephen Beresford (Pride), Cressida Bonas, Adrien Brody, Steve Carell (Foxcatcher), Laura Carmichael (Downton Abbey), Henry Cavill, Damien Chazelle (Whiplash), Ellar Coltrane (Boyhood), Roy Conli (Big Hero 6), Dominic Cooper, James Corden (Into The Woods), Marion Cotillard (The Immigrant), Karen David (Galavant), Cara Delevingne, Alexandre Desplat, Jamie Dornan, Carmen Ejogo (Selma), Alfred Enoch (How to Get Away with Murder), James Faulkner (Downton Abbey), Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey), David Ferguson, Freddie Fox, Mackenzie Foy (Interstellar), Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey), Nicolas Giacobone (Birdman), Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler), Joanna Going (House of Cards), Kit Harington (Game of Thrones), Jared Harris (The Boxtrolls), Ethan Hawke (Boyhood), Sam Heugen (Outlander), Sarah Hyland (Modern Family), Jeremy Irvine, Mallory Jansen (Galavant), Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Anna Kendrick (Into The Woods), Travis Knight (The Boxtrolls), Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game), Allen Leech (Downton Abbey/Imitation Game), Jaeden Lieberher (St. Vincent), Richard Linklater (Boyhood), David Livingstone (Pride), Nigel Lythgoe, Anthony McCarten (The Theory of Everything), James Marsh (Theory of Everything), Niecy Nash (Getting On), Gareth Neame (Downton Abbey), James Nesbitt (The Hobbit), Frances O’Connor, Hannah New (Black Sails), Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl), Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything), Ben Robson (Vikings), Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin), Rene Russo, Andrea Suarez Paz (Stand Clear of the Closing Doors), Miles Teller (Whiplash), Allison Tollman (Fargo), Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game), Dominic West (The Affair), and more.As well as honoring the year’s nominees and winners, the Tea Party also raises awareness of BAFTA Los Angeles’ wider work including its award-winning Community Outreach and Philanthropic programs that operate year-round, including the Heritage Archive and Inner City Cinema programs.The BAFTA Los Angeles Awards Season Tea Party was presented by Jaguar and Mulberry. Event sponsors included Four Season Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, American Airlines and The Wiston Estate.last_img read more

PRRD hires interim Fire Chief in Charlie Lake

first_imgHe’ll be taking over from Dale Widsten, whose last day as the fire department’s Chief is this Thursday.Widsten was announced as the Charlie Lake Fire Department’s new Chief at the end of June, after the departure of former Fire Chief Dan Ross.However, Widsten’s tenure lasted less than two months, after he accepted a position as the new District Fire Chief for the County of Grande Prairie, overseeing four fire departments in Sexsmith, Bezanson, LaGlace, and Teepee Creek.The PRRD says that McPhillips will support the Charlie Lake Fire Department with the daily operations until a new Fire Chief and Deputy Chief are in place. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District has hired someone to lead the Charlie Lake Fire Department on an interim basis.The PRRD announced yesterday that Patrick McPhillips has joined the Charlie Lake Fire Department as Interim Fire Chief.McPhillips had a 35-year career with Coquitlam Fire/Rescue where he served as a professional firefighter, Chief Training Officer and Assistant Chief of Operations.last_img read more

Finland has largest share of economy based on information technology – UN

15 February 2012Finland has the world’s largest portion of domestic economic activities related to information and communication technology, with almost a tenth of the European country’s non-agricultural business workforce employed in the ICT sector, according to United Nations data released today. Finland has the world’s largest portion of domestic economic activities related to information and communication technology, with almost a tenth of the European country’s non-agricultural business workforce employed in the ICT sector, according to United Nations data released today.The data, released by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva, also shows that the ICT sector is still in its infancy in many developing economies.The UNCTAD database currently contains information on 57 economies. The lack of more comprehensive data can be seen as yet another illustration of the digital divide, the agency said in a press release.None of the countries classified as among the world’s least developed countries (LDCs) report statistics on the size of their ICT sectors, UNCTAD points out.Based on the latest available data, the proportion of ICT-sector employment in all business sectors ranges from less than two per cent in Azerbaijan, Croatia and Kazakhstan to more than eight per cent in Finland, Israel and Sweden.The ICT sector is playing a growing role in a number of developing countries, according to UNCTAD. In India, for example, the contribution of the ICT sector to gross domestic product (GDP) rose from 3.4 per cent in 2000-01 to 5.9 per cent in 2007-08.In Kenya, the sector has expanded annually by more than 20 per cent over the past decade and accounted for a staggering 24 per cent of the country’s GDP growth during that period.The ICT sector has an impact on governments, companies, individuals and society at large, creating jobs, spurring innovation and supporting the sustained use of ICTs in domestic economies, resulting in increased productivity and efficiency.Jobs in ICT have proved to be more productive than those in other sectors, according to UNCTAD.In the member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), between 1995 and 2008, labour productivity grew faster in the ICT sector than in the rest of the business sector.The sector’s contribution to domestic economies is typically higher in terms of value added than in jobs. However, it employs relatively younger people with above-average levels of education, making it possible for them to have upward mobility, job security, and future training opportunities. read more

Two men sought for multiple break and enters in Milton

Anyone with information about this crime or who can identify the suspects are asked to contact Detective Constable Mark Brewster of the Milton Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2428. Halton police are looking for two men who are accused of breaking into a Milton building supply company on four different occasions.Police say a business on Holgate Crescent was broken into on June 23, June 24, July 1 and July 2 between 11:30 p.m. and 4:30 a.m.The thieves cut a hole in the chain link fence to gain entry and stole roofing underlay and other roofing materials. The first suspect is described as tall, thin, with black hair tied in a bun. He was wearing a black scarf over his face, a black t-shirt, black pants and black shoes with white soles. Police say a second man was involved but do not have a description. The suspects used two vehicles, a blue, 4-door Mazda 3 and a white Ford Econoline van during the break ins. read more

Week In Westminster – Week ending Friday 13 April 2012

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Podcast Nate Silver On The Power Of Elo

How can the 2007 Patriots be the best NFL team ever when they didn’t even win the Super Bowl? Welcome to this week’s episode of Hot Takedown, our podcast where the hot sports takes of the week meet the numbers that prove them right or tear them down. On this week’s show (Sept. 22, 2015), Nate Silver joins for a special one-on-one discussion with Chadwick Matlin (Neil Paine and Kate Fagan are out of town). Nate and Chad talk about a Boston University report that raised an alarm about long-term brain injury in NFL players and what it says about sample size. Then, Nate offers a defense of Elo, the power rating we use at FiveThirtyEight to rank teams and athletes in nearly every sport. What is Elo? How does it work? Are the 2007 New England Patriots really the best NFL team of all time despite not winning the Super Bowl?And to close out the show, a Significant Digit on a new accomplishment by U.S. soccer midfielder Carli Lloyd.Stream the episode by clicking the play button, or subscribe using one of the podcast clients we’ve linked to above. Below is a video excerpt and links to some of what we discussed on the show:Concussion watch: ESPN’s list of injuries in the NFL.The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Boston University announced that 87 out of 91 former NFL players who donated their brains for testing after their deaths tested positive for chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).The 2007 Patriots have the highest Elo rating of any team in the history of the NFL.Significant Digit: 5 x 5. Carli Lloyd’s hat trick in Sunday’s U.S. women’s national team win over Haiti makes her the fifth American with five international hat tricks. Hot Takedown More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS If you’re a fan of our podcasts, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating/review. That helps spread the word to other listeners. And get in touch by email, on Twitter or in the comments. Tell us what you think, send us hot takes to discuss and tell us why we’re wrong. read more

The Warriors Odds Of Going 739

As things stand coming out of the All-Star break, the Warriors will probably catch Michael Jordan’s 1995-96 Bulls, which own the record of 72 wins, and are a little better than a coin flip to pass them.Last time we checked in on Golden State’s run to 73 was back in December, when the model gave the Warriors a 54 percent chance of getting at least 72 wins and a 44.1 percent chance of at least 73. A little more than two months later, the Warriors are 48-4 and those chances are 69.8 percent to hit 72 and an even 54 percent to reach 73. From where we sit, at least, the Warriors now appear likely to break the ’96 Bulls’ record. WINSSIMSCHANCE OF EXACTLY THIS MANY WINSCHANCE OF AT LEAST THIS MANY WINS 57880.299.9 593940.899.3 64530.199.9 72785715.769.8 68631712.631.2 591<0.1%100.0% 7112182.43.3 7028075.68.9 676341.398.9 6223724.794.0 64502210.082.2 611<0.1>99.9 75575411.520.9 582030.499.7 The Warriors are shooting 46.3 percent from three on “wide open” (defender more than 6 feet away) threes, best in the league. They also lead the league in “open” threes at 41 percent and “tight” coverage threes at 37.3 percent. They do fall to fourth in “very tight” threes (36.1 percent) but have taken only 36 of those all season. Curry’s 646 3-point attempts last season were more than those Miller and Bird seasons combined — and he’s on pace to demolish that number this year. 6321<0.1>99.9 7632076.49.3 782430.50.5 50,000 CARM-Elo simulations of the Spurs’ season with data through Feb. 18Before Thursday night’s loss, the Spurs’ chance for 70 wins was 19.4 percent. With the loss, it fell to 8.9 — still absurdly high, but well back of the Warriors.Andrew Flowers and Jay Boice contributed research. 723790.80.9 According to, Curry has scored 10 straight points for his team 10 times, the most in the league (James Harden is second with nine); he’s scored 15 straight team points three times (Harden is second again, two) and 20 straight once (only Paul George has also done that this season). Curry has scored five straight unanswered points 55 times (Harden is second with 47, followed by George and Klay Thompson at 30).2Reggie Jackson is the only player to score 15 unanswered points this season. Only three players have done it since the 1996-7 season — Jackson this year, Jamal Crawford in 2013-14 and Brandon Jennings in 2012-13.Probably the most alarming thing about the Warriors this season is how thoroughly they are outpacing the Spurs, another omega-level team stalking around the league. Also according to, the Warriors’ average first-quarter margin is +6.04. The Spurs are second at +2.98. The Spurs remain ahead of the Warriors on the overall marks, +12.7 to +12.5, but this difference is more than accounted for in the fourth quarter, where the Warriors are -0.12 and the Spurs are an NBA-best +2.56. The Warriors’ average margin per overtime period is +4.0, best in the league.And here’s the same display of possible records we generated for the Warriors above, but for the Spurs. 71599612.081.7 73855917.154.0 67710514.245.4 50,000 CARM-Elo simulations of the Warriors’ season with data through Feb. 18 5511<0.1100.0 74803116.136.9 542<0.1100.0 (While we’re digging out old charts, get a load of Draymond in these.) 73680.10.1 If the Warriors completely gave up the 3-pointer and shot none of them per game from this point forward, the Timberwolves, who take the fewest threes per game, would need 50 games to catch up in attempts and 83 games to catch up in makes, pulling even right around the 137th game of the season. Steph Curry is 11 for 24 on threes from 30 feet or more, according to Six of those shots (and one of the makes) were from beyond half court, meaning he’s 10 for 18 between 30 feet and the center line. (The rest of the Warriors are 1 for 14 from 30-plus.) Consider this a reminder that Ben Morris dug into Steph’s imperious shot selection in December. 7712242.52.9 651380.399.8 625<0.1>99.9 6925855.294.9 In order to match the best 3-point-percentage season of Reggie Miller’s career (42.9 percent), Steph Curry (45.4 percent from three on 10.8 per game) would have to miss 31 straight threes; to match Larry Bird’s best (42.7 percent) he’d need to miss 34 straight; to match LeBron’s mark this season (27.4 percent) he would have to miss 354 straight 3-point shots. 66715314.359.7 Oh, here’s a scatter plot of 3-point attempts vs. 3-point percentage since the 1979-80 season, the first year of the 3-pointer: 532<0.1100.0 This foolishness: The Warriors create 70.4 points per game through assists. The rest of the league has a fairly linear progression from the bottom on up — the Lakers are the worst, at 43.2, and the figure creeps up team by team until it stops with the Hawks, in second place, at 60.3. That isn’t adjusted for tempo (the Warriors play at the second-fastest pace in the league), but the Dubs are also comfortably in first in percentage of passes that are assists, are secondary assists or lead to free throws. 6114502.996.9 WINSSIMSCHANCE OF EXACTLY THIS MANY WINSCHANCE OF AT LEAST THIS MANY WINS 6335447.189.3 65622812.572.1 608091.698.5 56360.1100.0 7040088.089.8 Our colleagues at ESPN Stats & Info once again have a less optimistic outlook, today giving the Warriors a 37 percent chance of hitting 73 or more wins. The explanation for the difference in the two models is the same as it was in December, when we were also more bullish than our colleagues: We devised a different rating system, called CARM-Elo, which allows good (or bad) runs of play in the simulations to inform a team’s simulated strength through the rest of the simulated season. Basically, this means that it allows for extreme performance to be reflected in the results, and the Warriors are certainly extreme.Still, all of the back-and-forth over exactly how good the Warriors are is more than a little backward. Any serious debate over whether Golden State is an all-time team dried up months ago; all that’s left now is the dreary accounting of decimal points next to the team’s name. Screw that. NBA nerds slapfighting over some grandiose meaning of the Warriors is boring — it’s the spectacle that matters, the crossovers and no-looks and nonsense transition threes, and how those feats of skill translate to the stat sheet. That in mind, here’s a bunch of Warriors facts aimed at appreciating the wild mess they’re accomplishing this season, rather than simply measuring it.The Warriors would have to miss their next 545 3-pointers to bring their team mark of 42.4 percent down to the level of the league-worst Lakers, at 31.5 percent. 6813682.797.7 663140.699.6 521<0.1%100.0% 601<0.1>99.9 6947919.618.5 Remember that two-month stretch in the summer of 2009 when Steph Curry might have gone to the Knicks, before Donnie Walsh and Mike D’Antoni went around telling anyone who would stand still long enough to hear it exactly why Curry would be a superstar? And remember how disappointing it was, then, when Curry landed on a Warriors team that didn’t use him at all in the way fans dreamed he might be used by the Pringles ‘stache? Well, Curry found his way into the seven-seconds-or-less offense anyway. By’s count (which can lag a game or two behind), the Warriors have taken 299 threes in the first seven seconds of the shot clock and made 48.5 percent of them. The next closest by percentage is Indiana, at 42.5 on 167 attempts; Houston, first in attempts with 301 (in four more games than Golden State) has made 38.9 percent of its own; and the Thunder have found a way to make just 31.6 percent on 171 attempts. On all field goals in the seven-seconds-or-less window, doesn’t have free-throw data for these, for some reason. the Warriors have a 68 percent effective field-goal percentage — the next closest is the Cavs, at 63.4 percent. The Knicks, meanwhile, are last in the league at 51.4 percent. read more

Opinion Lack of medal in Sochi disappointing shows need for improvement for

US forward Joe Pavelski (left) and goalie Jonathan Quick greet each other following their loss to Finland in the men’s Bronze Medal hockey game at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 22. Finland defeated the US, 5-0.Courtesy of MCTIt wasn’t supposed to end this way, was it?That’s the question every U.S. hockey fan was asking themselves after the men’s team was shut out by Canada Friday and then Finland Saturday to depart Sochi empty-handed.After three awesome performances in Group A of the Olympic Games — highlighted by a shootout win over host Russia — the Americans overpowered the Czech Republic to reach the semifinals against the Canadians. Everything was going according to plan.Then it all changed: two losses, no goals scored and an overwhelming sense of unfulfilled expectations.First came the frustration of Friday’s game against Canada, where those pesky neighbors to the north played a nearly flawless game, nullifying that esteemed American attack to win 1-0. Less than 24 hours later, with the disappointment of the semifinal defeat still clear for all to see, the U.S. sleepwalked through a 5-0 loss against Finland in the bronze medal game.A promising Olympic adventure ended in failure, with not even a consolation prize to help ease the pain. The chance was there. They just couldn’t take it.All of this seems that much more dispiriting because of the team’s incredible run four years ago in Vancouver, one that seemed like a seminal moment in U.S. hockey. Here was a youthful American team standing toe-to-toe with everyone it faced, even beating Canada in group play before losing to the same opponents in the gold medal game. Those silver medals the players received were more than just a reward for their efforts, they represented the growth of the American player in the NHL, a talented player on par with those produced in any other country.Naturally, many people saw this year’s games as another stepping stone in the United States’ ascent to the top of the international hockey mountain.This was supposed to be another memorable journey — and for the most part it was — but the margin between success and victory at the top level proved to be thin, and instead of the heroic exploits of 2010, it was the thwarted glory of 2014.Though, when viewed through the lens of history, the fourth place finish isn’t entirely surprising. Team USA men’s hockey team has only won two gold medals (1960, 1980) and hasn’t made it to the Olympic podium in consecutive Olympics since that win in Squaw Valley in 1960. The entire men’s ice hockey competition is also somewhat unpredictable, with Finland being the only country to medal in it each of the last three Olympics (Sochi, Vancouver and Turin).But none of those facts makes the reversal in fortunes of this year’s American team any harder to swallow. Neither does seeing Canada breeze past Sweden to win back-to-back gold medals.In the end, Team USA was still a misplayed puck or a goaltending error away from the gold medal game, but the reality is that they didn’t do enough to get there.Hopefully we will look back on Sochi as an anomaly, a time when things just didn’t click into place for the Americans. Or we could see it as indicative of the improvement Team USA still needs to make. Either way, expectations will once again be high when the men in red, white and blue take to the ice in PyeongChang, South Korea, in four years time.I see no reason as to why things won’t be better, but the uncertain nature of Olympic hockey makes me hesitant to make any predictions. All I know is that if you see someone watching the games with a look of pained anticipation, it will be me. I wouldn’t have it any other way. read more

thyssenkrupp and Siemens extend cooperation agreement

first_imgDue to the pressures still facing the mining industry to reduce operating costs and enhance productivity, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions and Siemens have decided to prolong their successful collaboration in the mining sector for another five years. “This means the two companies can continue to provide the mining sector withinnovative and reliable transport systems into the future.”The technological requirements in mines are becoming increasingly challenging. Declining ore grades and new mines in inaccessible regions mean that more and more material needs to be transported over ever-longer distances. “Conveying technology must keep up with the complex requirements of the modern mining industry. We want to continue offering our customers reliable and highly efficient conveyor systems,” said Jens Michael Wegmann, Chairman of the Management Board of the Industrial Solutions Business Area of thyssenkrupp. “It is only possible to optimise modern mechatronic belt drive systems like this by working in close cooperation with a partner because the mechanics and the motor form a self-contained unit. That’s why we are carrying on the tried and tested cooperationwith Siemens,” Wegmann continued.Rugged, reliable and easy-to-maintain integrated drive technology is imperative for conveyor systems used in the mining industry. “We are happy to be able to keep on supporting thyssenkrupp with our time-proven direct drive systems featuring Sinamics cycloconverters and rugged synchronous motors which have undergone continuous further development in recent years,” confirmed Jürgen Brandes, CEO of the Siemens Process Industries and Drives Division. In order to satisfy the constantly increasing performance demanded by the mines industry, Siemens offers a 3-10 MW motor series along with the associated converter systems.“Both thyssenkrupp and Siemens have long years of experience in mining and lead the sector in their respective technological fields. The two companies have successfully implemented a number of joint projects in recent years. thyssenkrupp provided the conveyor system for Xstrata Copper in the Antapaccay and Las Bambas copper mines in Peru, for instance. And Siemens provided thyssenkrupp with the direct drive for the world’s largest conveyor belt. The belt conveyor system is being erected in the Peruvian Cuajone mine belonging to the Mexican Southern Copper Corporation (SCC) mining company.”last_img read more

Serbia easily beat Chile

Chile handballChilean handballhandballserbiaSerbian handball Serbia beats Chile 30:15 (16:8) in the first official match since EHF EURO 2012, where team of Veselin Vukovic won the silver medal.SERBIA – CHILE 30:15 (16:8)7 meters: Srbija 1 (0), Čile: 4 (3).Exclusions: Srbija 8 MIN, Čile: 4 minSERBIA: Šešum 4, Vujin 3, Nikčević 1, Manojlović 1, Toskić 1, Ilić, Marković 3, Prodanović 3, Stojković 3, Rnić 5, Kostadinović, Beljanski 1, Vučković, Čutura 2, Stanković 3, Stanić ( 8 saves), Marjanac (12 saves).CHILE: Valencuela, E. J. Peres Fuetcman 1, Horhe Alvarado 1, Diaz Castelo, Donoso Andalaft, Salazar Medrano, Oneto Zuinga 1, E. Peres Fuetcaman 3, Koneho Paredes 1, Salinas Munos 2, Sakana Cavez 1, H. Peres Fuetcman 4, Del Rio Rohas, Barientos ( 6 saves), Oliva Cifuetes ( 3 saves). ← Previous Story Germany beats Poland in Gdansk! Next Story → Nina Wörz and Susann Müller leaving Randers HK read more

Superman and Asterix have more in common than youd think

first_imgTwo figures from the French comic artist Herve Barulea, also called Baru. Image: AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere/PA Images.“Superman is the super immigrant. who comes from planet Krypton with super powers but who is faced with the feeling of being in exile” Bouillon said.The exhibit also shows how the medium became more serious in the second half of the 20th century, using the medium to express uncomfortable truths about society’s tolerance.A painting by Marjane Satrapi, whose work formed the basis of the film Persepolis. Image: AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere/PA Images.It includes original illustrations from Iran-born cartoonist Marjane Satrapi’s autobiographical novel Persepolis, which tells the bleak story of a young girl fleeing to Europe against the backdrop of the Iranian Revolution. A film based on the novel won the Jury Prize at the Cannes film festival in 2007.“This idea of pictures being maybe simpler or being caricatures allows some authors to say things that would maybe be too awful to put in a novel or in photography,” Bouillon said. “You have to make people laugh to accept the very difficult stories.”- Thomas AdamsonBatman writers leave project after DC blocks lesbian marriage plotline>Your ultimate comic book 5-a-side football team> SUPERMAN AND ASTERIX have more in common than meets the eye, according to a new exhibit at the Paris Immigration History Museum.Comic sketches and magazines from 1913 to the present show how comic books the world over were shaped by the immigrant story, from French Asterix’s “foreign” Polish and Italian authors, to American Superman’s Eastern European co-creators.Drawing on 500 sketches and documents from some 117 artists, the exhibit which opened this week explains how immigrants on the fringes of society were attracted to the subculture of comic books.“The whole history of comic books is the history of immigration,” said curator Helene Bouillon.Comic characters themselves are also often masked allegories for being foreign, from Asterix, the yellow-haired Gaul who fights Romans and travels around the world, to the alien Kal-El, who tries to live on earth among humans despite his super powers, the exhibit argues.last_img read more

Woman in her sixties dies after twocar collision in Meath

first_imgA WOMAN HAS died following a two car collision in Co Meath.The incident occurred on the Athboy Road at 6.50pm yesterday.The woman, who was in her sixties and was the driver of one of the cars, suffered a serious leg injury.She was rushed to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda where she died in the early hour of this morning.The driver of the other car was taken to Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown, but his injuries are not thought to be life threatening.Anyone with information is asked to contact Trim Garda Station on 046 9481540, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666111, or any Garda Station.last_img

WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB The Best Stories From Wilmingtons Newspapers

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are recent articles about Wilmington — published online between January 20, 2019 to January 27, 2019 — that residents should consider reading:Wilmington Town CrierDetox facility appeal denied by ZBA by Lizzie McDermottNewhouse seeks reelection to School Committee by Lizzy HillSleet turns small storm into a big one by Lizzy HillWilmington Town Crier sports stories can be read HERE.Wilmington AdvocateNoneWilmington PatchNoneLowell SunSafety at Wilmington train station under scrutiny by Kori TuittHis stats aren’t much, but former Wilmington standout Bennett has added value to the River Hawks by Matt LangoneLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”last_img read more

25 K run held for women safety at Nalgonda

first_imgNalgonda: With a slogan,” safety and social security” she team of Nalgonda conducted 2.5 K run in the town. Hundreds of girls students took part in the event. Addressing the gathering at the end of the run at clock tower centre Additional SP Padmanabha Reddy stated that giving top priority to women security state government introduced police SHE teams and advised the women fraternity down. to utilize the services of SHE team whenever they face troubles from miscreantslast_img

Gorgeous mini arcade created using a Neo Geo arcade board

first_imgIf you were a gamer back in the day and frequented arcades, then you know that the Neo Geo system provided the most authentic arcade experience out there. How could it not, considering that the system was basically a portable arcade cabinet? It’s been many years since the release of the system, but those who want to experience (or re-experience) those classic games will be able to thanks to a sweet mini arcade system that someone built.The Starforce Neo is an all-in-one system that will let you play old Neo Geo cartridges. The system, which was created by Marcel J de Haan of the SFP Development Team, contains an original SNK MV-1B motherboard that is housed inside of a converted 1982 Minitel 1 case. Games can be played using the authentic Seimitsu buttons and joystick found at the front of the system. The internal monitor is an eight-inch LCD screen with a 4:3 aspect ratio that is behind a glossy protective window. The system sends its SCART signal through a scanline generator that displays 480p resolution graphics on the internal display.The back of the machine has two Neo Geo-compatible controller ports so others can join in on the fun. There is also an HDMI port hidden on the bottom that lets users plug the system up to their televisions. Having the HDMI port is a smart move considering how difficult it would be for two people to play on the same eight-inch screen.The Starforce Neo comes with a Neo Geo controller and the SFNeo MVS MultiCart in AES shell, which has 97 classic original Neo Geo titles on it. Like the original Neo Geo system, this machine won’t be cheap, and will run you $680 (€600). That’s for the core system itself. If you want the full bundle (with controller and games included), it will be an additional $170 (€150).The creator of this system is also working on a Raspberry Pi, though there aren’t more details on that one at the time of writing. A Kickstarter campaign for the Starforce Neo will launch this September. so make sure to check out the Starforce PI website for more details.Below are the full specs of the Starforce Neo:Authentic SNK Neo Geo MV-1B hardwareNeo Geo MVS Cartridge Compatible2x Neo Geo Controller Inputs (Player 1 & 2)Integrated SEIMITSU Joystick & 6 buttons (Player 1)Integrated 8” 480p LCD Screen (4:3) + HDMI OutputSmallCab SuperGun SCART-to-HDMISGL3000 Scanline GeneratorLogitech Z120 Internal 1.2Watt Stereo Speakers3.5mm Headphone Stereo JackBeQuiet! Silent PSU SFW Power 2 400WVintage 1982 Minitel 1 Converted CaseDimensions: 23 x 25 x 26 cm, Weight: 10kg (22lbs, without cart)last_img read more

The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Atlanta Falcons special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong, left, confers with head coach Dan Quinn before an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016. The Falcons won 33-16. (AP photo/Bob Leverone) Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 4 Comments   Share   Top Stories He joined the Falcons as a safeties coach, holding that position from 1994-95 before becoming secondary coach in 1996. From 1997-2000, he was the Chicago Bears’ special teams coach and held the same position with the Miami Dolphins from 2001-07 before returning to Atlanta with the same duties in 2008.The news of Armstrong meeting with the Cardinals comes after Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak turned down the chance to interview with Arizona a second time. Munchak said the timing for his family was not appropriate.Armstrong joins Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores and potentially Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo and Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks. All were among the nine candidates the Cardinals reportedly interviewed in their coaching search. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling As the pool of Arizona Cardinals head coaching candidates grows more shallow, the team will continue setting up a second round of interviews.The first known scheduled meeting is with Atlanta Falcons special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong, who NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports will visit Arizona on Friday.Armstrong, 54, played as a defensive back for Temple from 1983-86 under recently-retired Cardinals coach Bruce Arians. He worked under Arians as a grad assistant in 1987 before taking on assistant jobs of varying capacities at Miami (1988), Akron (1989), Oklahoma State (1990-92) and Notre Dame (1993). Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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