Artificial ColorChanging Chameleon Skin Reacts to Heat Light

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first_img Artificial ‘Tongue’ Can Taste Subtle Differences in Whiskey’NanoZymes’ Use Light to Kill Harmful Bacteria Taking cues from chameleons and cuttlefish, University of Cambridge researchers developed artificial skin that changes color when exposed to light.The technology, inspired by naturally occurring pigment-containing and light-reflecting cells, could be used for active camouflage or large-scale dynamic displays.Some animal species are known to change their skin coloration and pattern through chromatophores: skin cells with contractile fibers that move pigments around.The artificial version developed by Cambridge researchers is built on the same principles. But rather than contractile fibers, they rely on light-powered nano-mechanisms. And the “cells” are actually itty bitty drops of water.As described in a paper published by the journal Advanced Optical Materials, the substance is made of tiny particles of gold, coated in a polymer shell and squeezed into microdroplets of water in oil.When heated to temperatures above 32 °C (89 °F), the polymer coatings expel water and collapse, forcing the nanoparticles together, changing the color. Once cooled, the polymers absorb that water, expanding and pushing the nanoparticles apart like a spring.“Loading the nanoparticles into the microdroplets allows us to control the shape and size of the clusters, giving us dramatic color changes,” study co-author Andrew Salmon, from Cambridge’s Cavendish Laboratory, said in a statement.The geometry of the particles when bound into clusters determines their color: spread apart they are red, bundled together they are dark blue. (Watch them change in the video above.)In its current state, the material developed at Cambridge is in a single layer, allowing it to fluctuate between only two colors. Different nanoparticle materials and shapes—ideal for fully dynamic equipment—may be achieved with extra layers (just like real chameleon skin).Researchers also found that their artificial cells can “swim,” similar to the algae Volvox. Shining a light on one edge of the droplets causes the surface to peel toward the light, pushing it forward. Under stronger illumination, high-pressure bubbles form to push the droplets along a surface.“This work is a big advance in using nanoscale technology to do biomimicry,” study co-author Sean Cormier said. “We’re now working to replicate this on roll-to-roll films so that we can make meters of color-changing sheets.“Using structured light we also plan to use the light-triggered swimming to ‘herd’ droplets,” he explained. “It will be really exciting to see what collective behaviors are generated.”More on Geek.com:Scientists Hope Artificial Skin Can Help Burn Victims ‘Feel’Artificial ‘Tongue’ Can Taste Subtle Differences in WhiskeySpider Silk Could Be Used to Make Artificial Muscles Stay on targetlast_img read more

Oninaki Is an Interesting Game Marred by Poor Design Choices

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first_imgStay on target Last month I got the chance to go hands-on with Tokyo RPG Factory’s Oninaki. At the time, I found the game’s mechanics and premise intriguing. While the final product contains the same elements that drew me to the demo, it isn’t everything it could have been. That isn’t to say Oninaki is a bad game or a waste of anyone’s time. It can be quite enjoyable. But it’s best to temper one’s expectations before diving in. There’s a lot to like in Oninaki if you’re willing to overlook some of its shortcomings.Oninaki presents a world obsessed with life and death. There is the world of the living and the world of the dead. Those who die can reincarnate but only if the living do not grieve for them. If those left behind cannot get past their grief, the spirits of the dead become monsters called the Fallen. An organization called The Watchers exists to help families overcome their grief. They’re also tasked with eliminating the Fallen.For the first few hours, the premise works great and helps suck you into the world. You learn about the Watchers, discover a death-worshipping cult, and begin to unravel a mystery surrounding a serial killer. As the game progresses, excessive dialogue boxes and a myriad of filler-quests bog down the main story. The fact the protagonist, Kadachi, is borderline unlikeable doesn’t help matters. It’s frustrating how convoluted the narrative becomes since the underlying premise is so intriguing.You’re free to explore the living world and the Veil. The Veil is the living world with a darker color palette and different enemy types. At first, going back between the two worlds is interesting. The novelty soon wears off when you realize there are no major differences between the worlds. Sure, you’ll need to solve puzzles in one realm to open up paths in the other. But besides that, it’s the same maps.A good chunk of Oninaki involves hacking and slashing your way through hordes of foes. You battle the Fallen with the aid of beings called Daemons. Each Daemon gives Kadachi access to different weapons, evasive maneuvers, and special attacks. Weapons consist of long swords, spears, clubs, and scythes. No two weapons handle the same. Long swords strike fast and deal medium damage while clubs strike slow but hit hard. As you level up each Daemon, you’ll gain access to different attacks. You can have up to four Daemons at a time, each with four special attacks.The ability to wail on foes with a barrage of back-to-back Daemon attacks is pretty fun. Every special attack needs time to recharge. You can use all of a Daemon’s attacks and continue down the line until you return to the first Daemon and repeat the process. Once you find a roster of Daemons you like to use, you’ll become a one-man wrecking crew. Combat can get repetitive given the number of foes the game loves to throw at you. Daemons and their abilities prevent things from becoming monotonous.The main drawback of Daemons comes when you find a new one. I know that sounds weird. Receiving a new Daemon should be exciting. Unfortunately, the fact that you need to level up new Daemons from scratch tampers the excitement. There’s nothing worse than getting a cool new Daemon only to find it is effectively useless in combat because it’s so weak. It would have made more sense if new Daemons were at least the same level as the ones in your current roster. This might be a personal complaint though. Some players specifically play RPGs because they love to level grind. If you’re of that persuasion, then you won’t mind having to beef up weak Daemons.As battles progress, Kadachi builds Affinity with Daemons, which increases his attacking power. It’s possible to build Affinity up to 200%. The catch is Kadachi becomes physically weaker as his Affinity rises. This creates a sort of mini-game of risk vs reward. Though you can deal insane damage to foes when you’re at 200% Affinity, they can kill you very quickly. I’m thankful for the inclusion of Affinity since it, like Daemons, prevents combat from getting tiresome. Couple in the fact Affinity works slightly different with each Daemon and you have some room to experiment.My favorite part of Oninaki is the presentation. The dark and melancholic world comes to life through a muted, almost washed-out color palette. The stylized character designs also help enhance the game’s somber atmosphere. Though the art style is anime-inspired, it doesn’t have the usual cheerful look you’d see in similar JRPGs. I suppose what I like best about the graphics is the fact they’re so understated. Nothing is hyper-realistic or overly colorful. Things don’t “pop” out of the screen and there isn’t anything that will catch your eye in the traditional sense. It’s really more about the feelings the art style instills in players rather than its graphical prowess.I walk away from Oninaki with mixed feelings. The game presents an interesting world with a lot of story potential. The muted graphics draw you in and fighting alongside Daemons is genuinely fun. Unfortunately, the game never fully explores its themes of death, grief, and cult-like religions. The bland level designs and the need to level up new Daemons doesn’t help matters either. If you’re an RPG fan I’d still recommend Oninaki. Just don’t expect it to completely blow you away.Get Oninaki from the Humble StoreMore on Geek.com:‘Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey’ Is the Next Step in Survival Game Evolution ‘Control’ Is Remedy’s Strongest Game Yet‘Astral Chain’ Is the Anti-‘Bayonetta’ Sorry, You Can’t Date Keanu Reeves in ‘Cyberpunk 2077”Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form last_img read more

Zayn vs Kanellis added to WWE Battleground Cena sells PPV

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first_img Now Playing Up Next John Cena Not In Royal Rumble Due To Injury WhatsApp Videos Articles Videos Articles Is it just me or… When Cena tries to do his “intense” look, he just looks like he’s about to cry!? Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR They should’ve had that match on the card to begin with. July 20, 2017 at 10:34 am Jimmy Fallon July 20, 2017 at 12:07 pm Now Playing Up Next NJ Louch Facebook WWE Superstar John Cena announced as part of cast for Suicide Squad Sequel Now Playing Up Next John Cena Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipJohn Cena Says WWE Doesn`t Need HimVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:32/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 98.09%0:03Remaining Time -0:29 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 Google+center_img Twitter Vin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ scene 3 COMMENTS Cesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The Bar Now Playing Up Next July 20, 2017 at 11:38 am Cameron Huff Becky Lynch `WWE 24` Documentary Premier Date Announced John Cena Says WWE Doesn`t Need Him Zayn vs. Kanellis added to WWE BattlegroundWWE.com has announced a rematch for this Sunday’s WWE Battleground PPV in Philadelphia between Sami Zayn and Mike Kanellis.This is a rematch from this past Tuesday on Smackdown Live where Kanellis made his WWE television in-ring debut in a win over Zayn (with help from Maria Kanellis).BREAKING: @SamiZayn & @RealMikeBennett will have their rematch THIS SUNDAY at #WWEBattleground, LIVE on @WWENetwork! https://t.co/K0ePrcUUle— WWE (@WWE) July 19, 2017Cena sells PPVJohn Cena has posted a new video on Twitter trying to get people to purchase tickets for the Battleground PPV this Sunday night in Philadelphia.It appears ticket sales have been slower than expected. WWE was reportedly offering cheaper ticket packages as of this past week.This is an important message to everyone on the internet. #WWEBattleground. This Sunday. Philadelphia, PA. @WellsFargoCtr @WWE #SDLive pic.twitter.com/HjQ5NRpEqM— John Cena (@JohnCena) July 19, 2017 AEW announces Boston and Philadelphia television episodes for TNT are sold out AEW announces Women’s World Title Match added for episode three on TNT I can’t imagine how not many people would want to pay to see the greatest WWE Champion since Backlash, Jinder Mahal. Pinterest Brandon Tomblin Now Playing Up Next Comments are closed.last_img

Mike Kanellis and Matt Hardy take shots at GFW regarding pay

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first_img Now Playing Up Next Twitter July 28, 2017 at 12:52 pm July 28, 2017 at 3:49 pm WhatsApp Former TNA/GFW and current WWE star Mike Kanellis took to Twitter to respond to a fan tweeting at him that he, along with wife Maria, remained a “joke” in WWE much like they were previously as part of Impact Wrestling.Mike responded taking a shot at GFW regarding pay.Except I get paid now https://t.co/Z8x9MK46mB— Mike Kanellis (@RealMikeBennett) July 27, 2017Matt Hardy, another former TNA/GFW and returning WWE star, saw the tweet and also took it upon himself to take a jab at GFW over checks not arriving on time.It is truly DELIGHTFUL to get your check every week, on time, without having to chase it down for months.— REBORN by FATE (@MATTHARDYBRAND) July 27, 2017 Sounds like ur an douche So GFW is the real joke here. The more things change the more they stay the same. Videos Articles Comments are closed. Matt Hardy Confirms He Has Not Retired From WWE Now Playing Up Next I think it actually shows some elements of loyalty. As you mentioned tna used matt back yard Nd compound to record a large amount of programming at 0 cost to themselves. And Matt did this for the good of impact he’s left and the gratitude from anthem has been nothing short of disgusting. So yeah he’s probably bitter and so would I be!!!Not in anyway taking away from reby poor actions And I like gfw I just think your post is ludicrous for wrestlers showing loyalty in hope the company would get better Now Playing Up Next Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipMatt Hardy Confirms He Has Not Retired From WWEVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:45/Current Time 0:01Loaded: 5.59%0:01Remaining Time -0:44 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 July 28, 2017 at 11:52 am July 30, 2017 at 2:35 pm Thing is Anthem is a company with lots of leverage and financial stability so it would have been easier for Vince to get it for a song one-two years back Sounds like you just like the Hardys a lot, so there’s not much else to say. Impact Results – 9/13/19 (Kiera Hogan vs. Tenille Dashwood, Street Fight Main Event) WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Trip Vic Impact Wrestling announces move to AXS TV following Bound for Glory on October 20 Rob Giles aces Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Now Playing Up Next July 29, 2017 at 1:16 am If Mike wasn’t with Maria nobody would know his name, so take a backseat shut up and enjoy your mid-card status. Marc Espinozacenter_img Colby If these wrestlers really weren’t getting paid at all, then why we’re they there for over a year? Al79 Johnm July 28, 2017 at 3:32 pm I wouldn’t even bother shelling out 50 bucks for it… it ain’t worth the time. There’s no one left on that shitty roster anyhow. Even Lashley sucks now, they totally ruined him. July 29, 2017 at 6:07 am Live check-in from Mount Snow where people are enjoying the fresh powder T R O L L TheCyberZon July 31, 2017 at 9:57 pm Matt Hardy Colby Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next so tna is barkrupt…vince should pick it up for 50$ then Al79 July 29, 2017 at 6:54 am Pinterest Roman Reigns is in Remission Rocky Dominguez Facebook July 29, 2017 at 10:38 pm July 28, 2017 at 3:29 pm Google+ 11 COMMENTS Of course he’s bitter after the fight he and Anthem had over the broken gimmick … but I’d say if they were late with Matt’s pay I’d say it was day’s or week’s and not months in his and Jeff’s case but of course it is well documented that many others (other than the bigger names like Angle) had to chase and/or wait for pay. I think he’s still bitter about the other so he saw this as a chance to take another jab at Anthem / Impact / TNA. He didn’t complain while there but he’s not wrong with the accuracy of his tweet, it just may not be something he had to deal with as much as most of the roster! 9/13 Impact Highlights: oVe vs. Blanchard and Dreamer in Street Fight Main Event last_img read more

Man sentenced to 26 months in fatal 2015 crash

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first_imgA Battle Ground man found guilty of causing a deadly 2015 crash on state Highway 503 was sentenced Wednesday to more than two years in prison, but he will remain out of custody while he appeals his convictions.Clark County Superior Court Judge Scott Collier sentenced Dean Imokawa to 26 months in prison, the low end of the sentencing range, in spite of the prosecution’s request for a mid-range sentence of 30 months. Imokawa potentially faced a sentence up to 34 months in prison.Collier acknowledged that the sentence may be hard for the victims to understand but said Imokawa, 48, has no prior criminal history. The court also received about 30 letters of support on behalf of Imokawa from community members.Sentencing to the low end is appropriate in some cases, Collier said, and added that if Imokawa’s case is not an example of that, he didn’t know what is.A jury found Imokawa guilty of vehicular homicide and vehicular assault, both caused by disregarding the safety of others, in January. He was acquitted of a charge of reckless driving, and jurors could not agree on whether recklessness played a factor in the other convictions.last_img read more

Survey of needs has data to mine

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first_imgIn 2013, when Clark County surveyed low-income households about their top needs, dental care was a big priority and housing was rated more middle-of-the-pack.“It was a need, but it wasn’t a high need. It wasn’t a crisis at that point,” said Rebecca Royce, program coordinator at Clark County Community Services.Fast-forward to last summer, when 1,165 households took the confidential Low-Income Needs Survey: food, utility assistance, employment services and housing rose to the top. There is nuance within each of those needs. With housing, some people need help paying rent. Others seek help covering move-in costs, and some people are trying to repair their credit.Every three years, the county has to conduct the survey, which helps shape funding decisions. The survey looks at how many people report having specific needs and how they rank those needs.The survey is a requirement from the federal government for administering Community Services Block Grant funding, of which Clark County gets about $450,000 annually. The 2016 survey, included in the more detailed Community Needs Assessment, will direct 2019, 2020 and 2021 funding.Each time the survey is conducted, Royce said, county workers try to refine it and are focusing on getting more accurate, thorough data. Last summer, they got responses from people living in every ZIP code in the county.last_img read more

Vancouver man fatally struck by pickup in Gorge identified

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first_imgWashington State Patrol has identified 20-year-old Tyler L. Gillespie of Vancouver as the man fatally struck by a pickup truck Saturday morning in the Columbia River Gorge.Gillespie was reportedly hit around 1:06 a.m. on state Highway 14, about three miles west of Skamania, according to an earlier statement from the state patrol.David L. Drott, 75, of Washougal, told investigators he had been driving west on the highway in his 2015 Ford F-250 when he saw an object in the roadway, around the time another vehicle passed going eastbound. He struck the object and pulled over to the shoulder.Another passerby who stopped to help then found a pedestrian had been hit. Gillespie died at the scene, the according to WSP. Drott was not injured.The crash was caused by a pedestrian in the roadway, according to the WSP. Drugs are alcohol were not involved in the crash, the statement said, and no charges were expected.last_img read more

Bonneville Dam fish count 619

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first_imgSaturday — 2,291 adult summer chinook, 267 jack chinook, 46 steelhead, 43,743 shad, 2,896 sockeye. Sunday — 2,321 adult summer chinook, 259 jack chinook, 74 steelhead, 94,411 shad, 2,966 sockeye.Water temperature: 59.5 degrees. Water clarity: 3.0 feet. Streamflow: 334,000 cubic feet per second (9.81 feet on Vancouver gauge)last_img

Vancouver couple prove theres no age limit on romance happiness

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first_imgIn June 1998, bride-to-be Norma advised her fiance that she’d give him 20 years and then consider renegotiating their contract. She was a few months ahead of schedule when she announced, a week before Valentine’s Day, that Victor has nothing to worry about.“He’s my sweetie,” said Norma Goetz, 78.“She’s my cookie,” said Victor Goetz, 89.A shared passion for books, classical music, museums and theater is one thing that never stops drawing these relocated culture vultures together, they said. Also key is religious faith, even though the details differ for each of them. But devotion to a big, blended family is the main thing.The shaggy tale of how Victor and Norma met, merged and moved, first to a big home in Seattle and then a compact one in east Vancouver, is a perfect example of how life’s unpredictable and even tragic detours can still lead to happiness and love, Norma Goetz said.“Life turned left instead of right,” she said. “We’ve had a lot of ups and downs. And we’ve had a lot of fun.”Travel and a twistNew Jersey native Victor Goetz started out an Orthodox Jew. Arkansas native Norma Owings, who moved to Portland as a teenager, grew up Catholic. The “religion corner” in their living room features not just artistic crucifixes and Stars of David but also icons from the Greek Orthodox faith, which both embraced for a while, to differing degrees, when they lived near Seattle.last_img read more

Food Drink Piecing together a perfect cheese plate

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first_imgI’ve spent an embarrassing amount of time scrolling through cheese plates on Pinterest. When I tried to recreate them at home, they were a Pinter-mess.So when Keri Buhman, the force of nature behind C’est La Vie French Cafe & Creperie and Soiree Supper Club in Hazel Dell, announced she was teaching a class called “Art of the Cheese Plate,” I signed up immediately.During the two-hour class, Buhman, who has a bubbly personality and the quick wit of a comedian, commanded the complete attention of all 17 students who sat around the long wooden table in the center of the space. It serves as a cafe during the week and a catering business and special-events venue on weekends.As we entered, we were offered coffee, tea or a mimosa. It was 11 a.m. on a Saturday, and the room was filled with people who love to indulge. Most of us chose a mimosa.Buhman started the class by having everyone tell the group their favorite cheese. Someone mentioned fried cheeseballs and the room filled with sighs. Buhman then gave us a brief but informative tutorial on various types of cheese. Flavor is affected by climate, the animal’s habits and what they eat, and how the cheese is made and aged.last_img read more

Everton Tracking Gambias Captain

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first_imgBy Sulayman BahOmar Colley may yet switch domestic clubs again three months after joining Genk of Belgium with English Premier League’s Everton reportedly keeping an eye on the Gambia international, Foroyaa Sport can report.The Toffees are stuffed with quality players and were tipped to chase for a top-four slot on the back of an impressive start to the season. However worries are beginning to beset the club after they conceded seven goals in their last three fixtures triggering public scrutiny of the side’s floppy defence setup.Thirteen fixtures have gone with Everton perched at seventh in the standings. Dutch tactician Ronald Koeman –extolled at start of the campaign as the man to turnaround the club’s fortunes – is being piled with pressure and knows, with the quality at his disposal, anything short of a top-four finish would, at best, be considered a fiasco in his first spell as club manager.There is still chance of quick of fix and such an overhaul must start with providing seal to a defence that has massively stuttered on the heel of Johnstones departure to Manchester United’s noisy neighbor, City.And aware of possibility of the hiccup spiralling out of control, consolidating that backline top Koeman’s priorities and the Dutch man has already notified the club’s ubiquitous scouting network to get down to work. Possible transfer targets have been lined up with Club Brugge’s Stefano Denswil and Standard Leige’s Alexander Scholz whirling on Everton’s radar.For any deals to be sanctioned, the English club would require to coup up in excess of € 11m. Gambia national team captain Omar Colley carrying such a hefty price tagging with Genk’s asking price of €5m a much more reasonable fee. But Koeman could face stiff rivalry for the ex-Wallidan man with Southampton also keeping tabs on the Scorpion.There have been reports of a switch to the Bundesliga amid enquiries from Hertha Berlin, Koln or even Hoffenheim but Colley’s preference for the English Premier League could tip the balance in Everton or Southampton’s favour.last_img read more

Richarlison gets first Brazil callup

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first_imgEverton winger Richarlison has finally had his dream come true as he has been drafted into the Brazilian national due to Pedro’s injury.Richarlison, 21, has always been keen on playing for his national team but was gutted when he missed out from the recent squad list.When the national team was announced on the day before the Blues took on Southampton, he was not in the squad and his disappointment was palpable in interviews.However, an injury to Pedro over the weekend has now opened the door for the 21-year-old, and he has been officially named to the team that will take on the United States national team (USMNT) on Friday 7th September and El Salvador four days later.Richarlison, do Everton, está convocado e vai assumir a vaga de Pedro, desconvocado por lesão. Bem-vindo! #SeleçãoBrasileira #GigantesPorNatureza pic.twitter.com/soKgWIi2TZ— CBF Futebol (@CBF_Futebol) August 27, 2018Neymar, BrazilNeymar can win the Ballon d’Or, says Ander Herrera Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 An “excited” Ander Herrera believes new Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Neymar is a contender for the Ballon d’Or alongside Kylian Mbappe.Speaking to outlet UOL Esporte after missing a call-up the first time, Richarlison said –“I was really looking forward to the call for Friday. I watched with great anticipation, but unfortunately, it was not this time.“I can not say why [I have not been called], there are 24 names and it’s difficult for the coach to choose, I’ll keep working to be on the next list.“I feel more prepared, I already know the rhythm and style of the Premier League, which helps me on the way to the achievements. I want to be the top scorer of the league, take Everton back to the Champions League and therefore reach the Brazilian national team.”Richarlison is suspended for the Blues next three games after being sent off over the weekend.last_img read more

Gerrard defends emotional players

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first_imgRangers Football Club manager Steven Gerrard has defended some of his player’s actions so far this season so far.The Gers have picked more than three red cards in the current campaign with striker Alfredo Morelos picking up two of them.The former Liverpool captain has now come to the defence of the Colombia international as well as defender Jon Flanagan after the pair were sent off during Thursday’s UEFA Europa League tie against FC Ufa in Russia.Gerrard who picked up eight red cards during his play game career with both England and Liverpool with four of those coming against rivals Everton and Manchester United, admits he became more hyped up as rivalry games neared and that on not all occasions was that channelled appropriately.“The Man United one is unexplainable. I was only on for about 43 seconds. But I think that sending off had been coming since the Thursday, to be honest! Ever since I found out I wasn’t going to start.” Gerrard said, according to Daily Mail.Steven Gerrard, Michael OwenOwen reveals why Liverpool didn’t offer Gerrard a new contract Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Owen, the Reds wanted to sell Gerrard two years before he left the club and that’s why they didn’t offer him a contract renewal.“I was a player who played on emotion and that’s where I felt my best performances – all the performances people speak about – came from. But sometimes I got the balance wrong.”“I’m human, my players are human and they’ll get it wrong sometimes. I can accept that. What we can’t accept is it happening a lot. Because then the players in the dressing room think we can have this all the time.”“The job is difficult enough and they start getting frustrated as well as the manager, After an exhausting nine-man effort for nearly half an hour in between 2,500 mile treks to and from Bashkortostan, Rangers can ill afford to be at a personnel disadvantage at Celtic today.”Gerrard added: “It is difficult but the players have to be responsible for judging it. We want them to be tough and to go into challenges but we hope they get the balance right.”last_img read more

Sergio Ramos unhappy at Reals goalless draw

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first_imgThe Real Madrid captain believes his team controlled the second half but missed the “finishing touch that we’ve had in other games”On Saturday, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid drew 0-0 after a fierce display by both teams.But for Los Merengues’ captain Sergio Ramos, the team is not performing as well as it should in the Spanish La Liga tournament.“We knew the importance of these three points to take advantage of Barcelona slipping up. The draw feels disappointing after the great job we’ve done,” Ramos told Goal.“In the first half Atletico pushed higher, but in the second we controlled the game and just missed the finishing touch that we’ve had in other games. We have to look forward now.”David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“You always have to have the utmost respect for the opponent because in these games mistakes are decisive, so it’s better to be careful and not pay the price,” he added.“The team dug in well, controlled the game and dominated, but we’ve not been successful in front of goal and we’ve dropped points.”Solo nos ha faltado un poco de acierto para llevarnos una victoria que hemos buscado hasta el final. ¡Gracias, afición, esto sigue!#HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/3VjOQXhKX8— Sergio Ramos (@SergioRamos) September 29, 2018last_img read more

Bale a doubt for Wales game against Spain

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first_imgGareth Bale remains a doubt for Wales ahead of their friendly with Spain in Cardiff on Thursday eveningThe 29-year-old winger was substituted for Vinicius Junior for the final 10 minutes of Real Madrid’s shock 1-0 loss at the hands of Deportivo Alaves in La Liga on Saturday.Now Sky Sports reports that Bale has skipped Wales’ first training session on Monday ahead of their friendly against Spain and that the medical team will be keeping a close watch on him for the next 48 hours.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.It’s understood that Bale has sustained a recurrence of the groin injury that forced him to miss Real’s Champions League defeat to Russian side CSKA Moscow last week.Bale, who has managed 30 goals and 12 assists in 72 appearances for Wales, is set to be awarded at Thursday’s game in Cardiff for breaking Ian Rush’s 28-goal mark earlier this year.Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey was also absent from training after playing in the Gunners’ 5-1 win at Fulham in Sunday’s London derby.last_img read more

Tourism Gets Millions more in Spending

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first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 03 Mar 2015 – A big boost for the Ministry of Tourism, Environment, Heritage and Culture with an over 28% increase this coming fiscal year; taking proposed government spending for the country’s number one industry of Tourism to $7 million. Yesterday, TCIG revealed that the UK approved the country’s budget which also sees a slight hike in the allotment for Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force, .8% and $2 million dollars more earmarked for the remaining phases of the Long Bay High School. Overall, the PNP Administration is proposing to spend nearly $225 million dollars this coming fiscal year, prosing to produce an over $13 million dollar surplus and will still plunk down $16 million dollars to service the country’s debt. Next stop for the Government’s Budget is the House of Assembly where Minister of Finance, Hon Washington Misick says there will be a full budget debate by elected representatives before the end of March 2015. TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Related Items:long bay hills, ministry of tourism, pnp, washington misick Opposition Leader responds to Throne Speech  11 days later; says PDM Govt plan puts TCI in ‘deep doo doo’ Olive branch extended by Opposition Leader, says it is time for Turks and Caicos leaders to unitelast_img read more

Extended Weather Forecast for The Bahamas and the Turks Caicos Islands

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first_imgEXTENDED FORECAST: (FOR THE NEXT TWO DAYS) THAT SURFACE TROUGH AND LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO SLOWLY DRIFT EAST TO OVER THE SOUTHEASTERN ISLANDS THROUGH THURSDAY Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 14, 2017 – Nassau – THIS IS A PUBLIC FORECAST FOR TODAY AND TONIGHT TUESDAY 14TH NOVEMBER 2017 ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY AT 6AMGENERAL SITUATION:  A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM ALONG WITH A BROAD LOW TO MID LEVEL TROUGH EXTENDING FROM CUBA TO ACROSS THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS CONTINUES TO STREAM DEEP TROPICAL MOISTURE INTO THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS THROUGH TONIGHT AND THE TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS.SPECIAL WARNINGS: MARINERS AND BEACHGOERS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION DUE TO HIGH RISK OF DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS AND ROUGH SURF ALONG NORTHERN AND EASTERN SHORELINES. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp FORECASTER: S. MATHER  /C.G.Photo: Turks and Caicos Islands SUNRISE: 6:26 AM                                                           SUNSET:               5:22 PMMOONSET: 3:19 PM                                                        MOONRISE:          3:49AM     WEDLOW TIDE: 10:50 AM                       &                             11:06PMHIGH TIDE: 4:49 PM                        &                             5:22AM                WED TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK: Showers and thunderstorms have increased a little during the past several hours in association with a low pressure system located about 400 miles south-southwest of the Azores.   Additional development of this system is Possible, and it could become a subtropical cyclone during the next couple of days before upper-level winds become unfavorable.  Regardless of development, this low is expected to produce winds to near gale force during the next day or two while it moves slowly northeastward.   Formation chance through 5 days is medium 50 percent. This does not pose a threat to our area. ALL AREASWEATHER: VARIABLE CLOUDY AND BREEZY WITH PASSING SCATTERED SHOWERS AND POSSIBLE ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS …..MOSTLY CLOUDY TO OVERCAST SKIES WITH WIDELY SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS, SOME OF WHICH MAY BECOME HEAVY TO SEVERE AT TIMES IN THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS THROUGH TONIGHT.ADVISORY: SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND SMALL CRAFT CAUTION IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS.WINDS: NORTHEAST TO EAST AT 15 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND EASTERLY AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS. WINDS GUSTY AT TIMES OVER ALL AREAS.SEAS:5 TO 8 FEET OVER THE OCEAN IN THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND 4 TO 6 FEET IN THE SOUTHEASTERN ISLANDS…..LIGHT TO MODERATE NORTHEASTERLY TO EASTERLY SWELLS OVER THE OPEN ATLANTIC WATERS. FORECAST FOR  THURSDAYWEATHER: PARTLY CLOUDY AND WARM WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS OVER THE EXTREME NORTHWEST AND SOUTHEASTERN ISLANDS INCLUDING THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS.WINDS: NORTHEAST TO EAST 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS, 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS.SEAS: 4 TO 6 FEET IN THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS, 2 TO 4 FEET IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS DAYTIME HIGH TEMPERATURE                 85 °F      29 °COVERNIGHT LOW TEMPERATURE             72 °F      22 °C FORECAST FOR  WEDNESDAYWEATHER: VARIABLY CLOUDY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS MAINLY OVER THE SOUTHEASTERN ISLANDSWINDS: NORTHEASTERLY 15 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND SOUTHWESTERLY AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS BUT OCCASIONALLY FALLING TO LIGHT IN THE SOUTHEASTERN ISLANDSSEAS: 5 TO 8 FEET IN THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND 4 TO 6 FEET IN THE SOUTHEASTERN ISLANDS Related Items:last_img read more

CIBC First Caribbean helps the AIDS Foundation get a Facelift

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first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, December 20, 2017 – Nassau – Long-awaited renovations are finally underway at the AIDS Foundation this month, in a bid to give the premises a much-needed facelift leading into the New Year.The renovations start with the instalment of a new kitchen, with help from a recent donation from CIBC FirstCaribbean.   The kitchen is set to be installed between December 22nd and January 8th.   “It won’t be in time for Christmas, because as long as the kids are here we need to use the kitchen.   But we’re hoping  it will be finished by the start of the new school term, a bit like a late Christmas present,” said Lady Camille Barnett, President of the AIDS Foundation.“We still do what we can to give the place a little ‘holiday spirit.’   The kids will have a Christmas party and exchange of gifts.   They put up a Christmas tree last week and they’re very proud of it.“At our afterschool program, we have a part-time cook who prepares a meal for the kids – the idea being that once they have a meal at the end of the day they’ll be able to take their medication,” said Lady Barnett.   “Our kitchen was in dire need of renovation.   The buildings we’re in now were donated to us in the late 1990s, and not much work has ever been done to them because we’ve had to use our resources for other things.   CIBC FirstCaribbean’s donation will go towards renovating the kitchen area, which is vital to the work that we do with young people.”Established in 1992, the AIDS Foundation engages in HIV/AIDS education, awareness, advocacy, support, treatment, and prevention.   Their afterschool program caters to people of all ages, and has three components: academic, psycho-social, and medical.“On the academic side, we have trained educators who work with the kids from 4:00pm until 5:30pm on school assignments Monday through Thursday.   The psycho-social component happens on Friday and it’s all the interaction we do to support them in terms of their health, especially those who are HIV positive.   We teach them anything from self-esteem building, to making good choices and life skills.   With the medical component we work very closely with the Ministry of Health, because they’re the healthcare providers for these young individuals.   We are actively involved with making sure they get to clinic appointments and that they take their medication.“We also found that as some of these kids have grown up, they need help with job preparation and we’re doing that with them as well.   So I like to call this the ‘holistic program,’ because we try to support them and meet all of the needs they have.   Sometimes it involves housing – at one point our social worker actually housed three of the kids in her home because there was no place for them to go and no one for them to be with.  We try to provide complete support for them and at the end of the day we want them to be healthy, productive, and independent young people – that’s the goal,” said Lady Barnett.Part of that process involves creating a “safe space” that is comfortable for program participants.   “There’s still a stigma surrounding HIV, and you don’t want the children coming to a place that’s broken down because that’s not good for their self-esteem.   You want the place to look nice. We’re receiving help to renovate our stairs soon, because they’re in pretty bad condition.   So along with the donation from CIBC FirstCaribbean to renovate our kitchen – all of that is just giving it a little facelift. I think coming to a place that looks decent and not broken down enhances everybody’s self-esteem.”Photo captions:  CIBC FirstCaribbean’s donation to the AIDS Foundation will help give the non-profit organisation a much-needed ‘facelift’ in time for the New Year. L-R: Lady Camille Barnett, President of the AIDS Foundation, and CIBC FirstCaribbean Marketing Director, Maya Nottage.Press Release: CIBCFCIB Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

BAHAMAS NO DUMPING Signage Placed at NewlyCleared Vacant Lots in OvertheHill

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first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, February 22, 2018 – Nassau – The Over-the-Hill Community Development Partnership Initiative has  completed its bulk-waste removal and clean-up campaign in Bain & Grant’s Town and Centreville.  The initiative is now in the process of placing signage on several of the vacant lots that were cleared as part of project.Signs like the one pictured were placed at Fritz Lane, Thompson Lane, and Strachan Corner on Wednesday, February 21, 2018.(BIS Photos/Raymond A. Bethel, Sr.) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img

The quality is there to be seen Steven Fletcher

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first_imgThe Sheffield Wednesday striker believes the Scotland national team can do well in what’s left of the UEFA Nations League campaignThe Scotland national team is fighting as hard as they can to get promoted from the UEFA Nations League C to the B.They are currently sitting in second place of Group 1, tied with Israel in points but with the Israelis winning on head-to-head points.This is why is very important for the Scottish to beat Israel in the next fixture on November 20th.And for striker Steven Fletcher, the quality is there to succeed.“It is a young energetic squad; the quality is there to be seen,” he told the BBC.ScotlandScotland needs a hero: Billy Dodds Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 According to former striker, Billy Dodds his country needs a hero to inspire future generations as the team’s hope to qualify to the EURO 2020 is small.“You don’t understand how good players are until you train with them. You see how high the tempo is, and it’s good.”“It’s nice to be back with these boys,” said the 31-year-old.“They’ve got a good group of young talent there. It’s nice just to be part of it.”“For the young lads, it was a professional performance by them,” he explained.“They [Albania] went down to 10 men early and sometimes that can work in their favor and not in ours, but we did well, we kept the ball, and when I came off it was good to just sit back and watch them passing the ball about; they were very good.”last_img read more