Weekly Report from Washington, D.C.

first_imgThe November 6 weekly report covers the House Republicans’ introduction of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Also, the Senate Republicans continued work on their tax reform package. The IRS announced more relief for victims of Hurricane Maria and the California wildfires. The IRS also announced that e-filing for 2016 returns closes November 18.CongressHouse Republicans introduced the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Senate Republicans continue to work on a tax reform package.HouseHouse Republicans unveiled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act HR 1. The bill would, among other measures, lower the corporate tax rate, repeal many individual and business tax breaks, and eliminate the alternative minimum tax (AMT). The bill is scheduled for scheduled for markup by the Ways and Means Committee November 6.SenateRepublicans on the Senate Finance Committee continue to work on a tax reform package. Senate Republicans could release tax legislation during the week of November 6 with markup during the week of November 13.IRSThe IRS provided additional disaster relief, guidance on ITIN renewal and LB&I compliance campaigns. Also, it announced that e-filing for 2016 will end November 18.Disaster ReliefThe IRS announced streamlined procedures for loans and distributions from retirement plans to help victims of Hurricane Maria and California wildfires. Employers that sponsor retirement plans for their employees may provide this relief to employees, along with some family members, who live or work in the disaster area, the IRS explained (IRS Ann. 2017-15).ITINsThe IRS reminded taxpayers to renew their Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs). Taxpayers with ITINs set to expire this year, and who need to file a tax return in 2018, must submit a renewal application (IR-2017-184).Compliance CampaignsThe IRS Large Business and International Division announced new compliance campaigns. The new compliance campaigns relate to the Swiss bank program, foreign earned income exclusion, and energy efficient buildings, among other issues.e-FileThe IRS announced that e-filing for 2016 returns closes November 18. Taxpayers may file paper returns for 2016 after November 18 (IR-2017-183).Health CareThe IRS has released guidance for small employers who want to provide health reimbursement arrangements (QSEHRAs). These plans help employees offset the cost of health insurance (Notice 2017-67).CybersecurityIRS Commissioner John Koskinen said that the Service has successfully defended against millions of cyberattacks. Koskinen steps down as commissioner later this month.NonacquiescenceThe IRS announced that it will not acquiesce in a district court decision awarding a married couple a refund because the Service incorrectly recharacterized the couple’s nonpassive income as passive (AOD 2017-7 ).By Jessica Jeane, George Jones and George L. Yaksick, Jr., Wolters Kluwer News StaffLogin to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more

Lewandowski : No coach ever told me I could become a top player

first_imgAdvertisementRobert Lewandowski may be a household name now and is currently one of world football’s most feared marksman but it wasn’t always merry sailing for the Polish striker. Lewandowski spoke to BBC Radio 5 and opened up about his childhood ambitions and his early days.“Growing up my dream was to play in the big stadiums with 80,000 fans but when I was young in Poland, we did not have any top players. I knew I could not just think about my country – I had to think bigger.“When I was six, I remember Roberto Baggio at the 1994 World Cup. When I was between 10 and 14, Alessandro del Piero was the best player for me. Then my idol was Thierry Henry. He was amazing – it was not just how he scored the goals but what he did for the team.“I wanted to be the same player like that, but to be Robert Lewandowski. I could take some aspects from one or two of the players and be like my idol. I remember when I met Henry, I was like ‘wow, I met my childhood idol’. Now he wants my jersey and I think, ‘amazing’.“I believe that dreams come true.”Lewandowski then went to elaborate on his Warsaw days which was one of his challenging parts of his career.“Being released by Legia Warsaw was one of the worst situations in my life. I was injured for three months and I was coming back to training, not 100% fit, and needed time. I did not know what was going to happen after that season and if my contract was going to be renewed.“I never met a coach who told me, ‘look, you will be a top player’. I scored a lot of goals but I did not have from a coach who said, ‘if you do this and this better, you will play at at high level’.”Look where Robert is now – the man has scored 400 goals for club and country and reached double figures in 12 of the 13 seasons he has played.Advertisementlast_img read more

Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris in battle to be fit for derby against Arsenal

first_imgShare on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Hugo Lloris is a doubt for the derby against Arsenal at Wembley on 18 November because of an adductor muscle injury he sustained in Tottenham Hotspur’s 3-1 Champions League win against Real Madrid on Wednesday.The club’s goalkeeper and captain said he felt the problem after a coming-together after leaving his line, although he was able to carry on and finish. He has been withdrawn from the France squad for the friendlies against Wales and Germany.Didier Deschamps, the France manager, said Lloris would be out for a minimum of two weeks, which means he will certainly miss Spurs’ Premier League game against Crystal Palace at Wembley on Sunday. Michel Vorm will deputise.Spurs are also waiting for a more precise timeframe on Toby Alderweireld, who was forced off against Real with a hamstring injury. The defender said he would be out for a few weeks. Topics Share on Facebook news Tottenham Hotspur Share on WhatsApp Arsenal Share on Pinterest Reuse this content Share on Messenger Share via Emaillast_img read more

Sixth PCTC Joins Höegh Autoliners Fleet

first_imgzoom Norway’s shipping company Höegh Autoliners took delivery of Höegh Trotter, the firm’s sixth New Horizon Pure Car Truck Carrier (PCTC), in Xiamen, China, on December 8, 2016.Höegh Trotter is the final Post-Panamax vessel to be delivered by Chinese shipbuilder Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry to Höegh Autoliners this year.With a deck space of 71,400 square meters and a carrying capacity of 8,500 car equivalent units, the PCTC has a higher door opening than Höegh Autoliners’ current vessels, enabling cargo up to 6.5 meters high and 12 meters wide to be loaded.Named in November 2016, the 75,717 gross ton Höegh Trotter features a length of 200 meters and a width of 36.5 meters.Along with its sister vessels, Höegh Trigger, Höegh Tracer, Höegh Target, Höegh Trapper and Höegh Traveller, the PCTC is designed to minimize its impact on the environment. In addition to calm water performance, the ship features added resistance in heavy seas and wind resistance.Höegh Trotter will sail in the East Asia to Europe trade on its maiden voyage and is thereafter planned to sail from Europe back to East Asia via Africa and Oceania, Höegh Autoliners said.last_img read more

Saskatchewan government seeks climate change money without attached strings

first_imgREGINA – The Saskatchewan government says it should still receive $62 million in federal money for emission-reduction programs, even though it will not sign on to Ottawa’s national climate change plan that includes a carbon tax.The statement from Saskatchewan Environment Minister Dustin Duncan comes after his federal counterpart, Catherine McKenna, told The Canadian Press on Wednesday that unless the province signs on, it will forfeit the money.In response to the Feb. 28 participation deadline for the Pan-Canadian Framework, Duncan has sent an open letter to McKenna and federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau, stating that Saskatchewan has its own climate change initiativeHe says imposing a federal carbon tax will not make his province more resilient to climate change and suggests the levy will actually have a negative impact on Indigenous people, farmers and rural residents.Duncan also says Saskatchewan should still receive its allocation under the Low Carbon Economy Fund because the money comes from tax dollars paid to Ottawa by provincial residents.His letter also raises the spectre of court action, stating that Saskatchewan will take legal measures to ensure provincial climate change programs are not undermined by a federal law he calls uncooperative, unprincipled and unconstitutional.Duncan writes that climate change is a shared challenge and that the Canadian federation best meets those challenges when jurisdictions have the “flexibility” to find solutions.“I hope that the Government of Canada considers a more collaborative path forward,” he said.last_img read more

Habitat For Humanity LA To Honor Magic Johnson

first_imgHabitat For Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) will celebrate its 25th Anniversary at the Los Angeles Builders Ball.Habitat LA will honor its construction and real estate counterparts for their shared commitment to building a greater Los Angeles. Earvin “Magic” Johnson will be recognized for the transformative impact he has made on the landscape of Los Angeles through his work with Canyon Johnson Urban Funds, Magic Johnson Enterprises and Guggenheim Partners. Other confirmed honorees include Bank of America, Bernards, and Gary and Sarah Siegel Magness.The LA Builders Ball will take place on Wednesday, October 14 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel from 6pm-9pm. Sponsorships are available now here.Los Angeles is one of the least affordable cities for housing in the U.S. resulting in too many hardworking, low-income Angelenos living in unhealthy, substandard housing. Habitat LA is partnering with families and individuals to help them purchase homes with affordable mortgages. Over the past six years, Habitat LA has invested more than $100 million into neighborhoods across greater Los Angeles to improve housing stock, increase the local tax base and provide a stable environment for children, which research indicates leads to higher academic achievement.“It is an honor to be recognized by Habitat LA, an organization that is doing great work addressing a critical need in Los Angeles,” says Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Chairman and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises. “Habitat LA is building stronger communities and hope for a brighter future.”“With the support of sponsors, volunteers and our homeowners we have helped nearly 4,000 Angelenos improve their lives through affordable housing over the past 25 years,” says Erin Rank, Habitat LA President and CEO. “We believe the time is right to build on this momentum by joining forces with like-minded partners such as Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson, Bank of America, Bernards and The Gary D. Magness Foundation to make an even greater impact over the next five years.”Over the next five years Habitat LA plans to invest an additional $100 million to build, rehabilitate and repair hundreds of more homes for families, children, veterans and people with disabilities. Proceeds from the LA Builders Ball will support an exciting vision to revitalize neighborhoods and communities in order to create better educational opportunities for children and help break the cycle of poverty.Find out more herelast_img read more

Global youth unemployment skyrockets to alltime high action needed – UN

“We are wasting an important part of the energy and talent of the most educated youth generation the world has ever had,” International Labour Organization (ILO) Director-General Juan Somavia said. “Enlarging the chances of young people to find and keep decent work is absolutely critical to achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals.” These goals, set by the UN Millennium summit of 2000, call for achieving a set of specific targets by 2015, including halving extreme poverty and hunger and slashing child and maternal mortality rates. Young people aged 15 to 24 represent nearly half the world’s jobless although they are only 25 per cent of the working age population, and halving world youth unemployment rate would add at least $2.2 trillion to global gross domestic product (GDP) equal to around 4 per cent of the 2003 value, according to a new ILO analysis – “Global Employment Trends for Youth 2004.” The relative disadvantage of youth is more pronounced in developing countries, where they make up a strikingly higher proportion of the labour force than in industrialized economies, the report says. Eighty-five per cent of the world’s youth live in developing countries where they are 3.8 times more likely to be unemployed than adults, as compared with 2.3 times in industrialized economies. But the problem goes far beyond the large number of young unemployed people – 47 per cent of the total 186 million people out of work worldwide in 2003. The report says that young people also represent 130 million of the world’s 550 million working poor who are unable to lift themselves and their families above the equivalent of the $1 per day poverty line. These young people struggle to survive, often performing work under unsatisfactory conditions in the informal economy. The report puts global youth unemployment at 14.4 per cent in 2003, a 26.8 per cent increase over the past decade, with rates highest in the Middle East and North Africa (25.6 per cent), followed by sub-Saharan Africa (21 per cent), transition economies (18.6 per cent), Latin America and the Caribbean (16.6 per cent), Southeast Asia (16.4 per cent), South Asia (13.9 per cent), industrialized economies (13.4 per cent), and East Asia (7 per cent). The industrialized economies region was the only region where youth unemployment saw a distinct decrease from 15.4 per cent in 1993. The report shows that the growth in the number of young people is rapidly outstripping the ability of economies to provide them with jobs. While the overall youth population grew by 10.5 per cent over the last 10 years to more than 1.1 billion in 2003, youth employment grew by only 0.2 per cent to around 526 million. Policies to tackle the problem have been identified by Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Youth Employment Network (YEN), a UN-World Bank-ILO partnership that pools the skills, experiences and knowledge of diverse partners at the global, national and local level. read more

Brock 50th anniversary celebrations in full swing

So far, 609 people (434 Brock alumni) have attended 50th anniversary events in Calgary, Toronto, Hamilton and Niagara. Brock’s 50th anniversary celebrations have already attracted hundreds of alumni from across Canada, and the party is just getting started. More events are planned for the coming months, with the biggest in September during Homecoming.“Brock is headed on an upward trajectory. We have laid the foundation for great success for the next 50 years and we are looking forward to making a strong mark on the academic landscape in Canada and beyond,” Brock president Jack Lightstone said to 77 guests during the Niagara 50th Anniversary President’s Forum in St. Catharines April 3. “As we head toward the heart of Brock’s 50th anniversary year, we look forward to some events that are destined to become historic milestones for the University.”So far, 609 people (434 alumni) have attended anniversary events in Calgary, Toronto, Hamilton and Niagara. Lightstone is visiting Shanghai and Vancouver soon to speak about Brock’s past, present and future.“We’ve had great attendance so far,” said Emily Hutton (BA ’09), Alumni and Development special events coordinator. “People are making a point to celebrate our 50th anniversary. Over 40 per cent of attendees have never attended an alumni event before. It’s great the president has been able to join us in so many cities because it makes it extra special for the attendees.”Upcoming alumni events include:– April 25: Lorne Adams’ retirement– May 8: Toronto Brock Alumni Network annual pub night at Labatt Pub; $20 per ticket (until April 30), includes two drink tickets, appetizers and door prizes– May 13: Waterloo-Wellington Brock Alumni Network 50th anniversary event– June 14: St. Catharines Dragon Boat Festival Brock alumni team– Sept. 18-21: Homecoming: Many events scheduled, including a re-dedication of the Schmon Tower, Steel Blade Hockey Classic, followed by pub night with Pat Hewitt, over 10 reunions, and the premier event, the Red Dinner, taking place in front of the Schmon TowerA statue of Major-Gen. Sir Isaac Brock is making its way to the University and will be erected on campus in the fall. It will give current and former students another chance to return, reunite and relive.“Our 50th Anniversary only emphasizes the alumni connection to the University,” Hutton said. “One of the most interesting things about our alumni is the affinity for Brock. Because we come from a smaller institution, grads instantly feel connected to their fellow 82,000 alumni. It’s one of those things where you could run into someone in an airport wearing a Brock University sweatshirt and it’s completely acceptable to say (to that person), ‘I went to Brock, too’, and they’ll be able to share their memories and experiences. Other schools don’t necessarily have that.“Of all the years to come back, this is the year to come back.” read more

The knives are out for me claims Annabel Karmel the doyenne of

The knives (and probably forks) are out for Annabel Karmel.  The celebrity chef’s recipes have fed Britain’s toddlers for almost three decades – but now an American-owned rival could, she says, put her out of business in the battle of the children’s ready meal.   Ms Karmel, 62, best-selling author of children’s cookbooks, has run a highly successful ready meals brand for toddlers that is sold in supermarkets. But one of her main competitors – selling under the brand Little Dish – went to court last week in an attempt to prevent a food manufacturer from supplying Annabel Karmel’s brand with such staples as her Scrummy Fish Pie and Fruity Chicken Korma and Rice. Little Dish had signed an exclusive… read more

Grass roots exploration leads to new minerals province

first_imgA new polymetallic minerals province has been discovered in western Queensland, Australia. The successful exploration made use of a new technique that examines spinifex leaves for chemical traces of minerals.The Spinifex Geochemistry survey was conducted by Geological Survey of Queensland (GSQ) in 2015 as part of its Industry Priorities Initiative, part of the three-year Future Resources program.The biogeochemistry technique led to the discovery of phoscorite pipes containing a wide variety of minerals including platinum and diamonds.There are only about 30 known occurrences of these pipes around the world.Leaves from spinifex grass (Triodia Sp.) preserve minute chemical traces of deeply-buried minerals.The study confirmed the value of biogeochemical analyses as a cost-effective and integral part of an exploration program in poorly outcropping terranes.The technique opens up vast tracts of western Queensland where spinifex coverage is widespread, for example, south of the Mount Isa Inlier where huge opportunities exist for explorers seeking large deposits believed to lie beneath thick layers of sediment.These results will be of great assistance to the resources sector exploring in the northwest of Queensland. They help the resources sector better target exploration opportunities; but only follow-up exploration will determine whether mineral resources exist in areas indicated by spinifex analysis.last_img read more

Inaugural Spirit of Hellenism competition successfully unites generations

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The 2017 Spirit of Hellenism Award, an initiative conceived by Hellenism Victoria, came to a close last week and according to member John Vithoulkas it achieved its objective. Open to all Victorian year 10 students, the competition was a chance for participants to research the story of Greek migrants and develop a presentation that showcased their contributions to Australian society with shortlisted entries judged by a panel.“At its core, this competition seeks to unite generations. The difficulty in the diaspora is that generations can grow apart. A first-generation [person who]speaks Greek and grew up in difficult conditions is very different to a third-generation [person who] speaks English and is growing up in the digital age in a metropolis. The Spirit of Hellenism competition was designed to bring the generations together, to a position where both are strengthened by each others experiences,” Mr Vithoulkas said, after presenting awards to the top four entries on Sunday 19 March as part of the Dodecanese Ensomatosi event at Axion Estin in Northcote.Taking out the first prize – two flights to Greece – was Oakleigh Grammar’s Kiriaki Gilinas. The year 10 student managed to capture the emotions of her grandmother leaving Greece and starting a new life in Australia in the form of a poem. Asked what it felt like to hear her name announced for the top prize, Kiriaki told Neos Kosmos “it was very emotional, it was amazing. My yiayia and pappou were so happy, my yiayia even cried.”The 15-year-old said she is quite creative, and enjoys writing so thought a poem would be the perfect medium in which to tell her grandmother’s story. “I chose my yiayia because I really look up to her and she’s taught me a lot, and I thought she fit the criteria perfectly,” said Kiriaki for whom the win is particularly sweet given she’s never been to Greece.“Winning means a lot… I get to experience more of my culture.” The win has also inspired Kiriaki’s parents to travel as a family to Greece for the first time, and are looking to go at the beginning of September. Also awarded was Theano Salta who was gifted a laptop for her impressive documentary, in which she’d utilised impressive research and archival sources to tell the story of how Greeks have contributed to Australia.Zacharias Smyrnis was awarded for his artwork, which while demonstrating his undeniable talent also told of the connection he has with his grandmother and the Greek myths she told him as a child. Maria Martha Kapetanea was awarded the Fronditha Prize. She interviewed Fronditha Care volunteer Dimitri Kalodima and transformed their exchanges into a moving poem that captured the feelings of a Greek migrating to Australia.Mr Vithoulkas thanked all students who participated, along with their families and teachers for the support, and the clubs that created the initiative. “Looking at their final work, all the research, all the mediums and all the entries were united by their pursuit of the spirit of Hellenism; by their love for ellinismo, their respect for ellines. They took different paths but all showed respect for the past,” Mr Vithoulkas said during his speech.“Today prizes have been given out, but the real reward is the links to Hellenism you have discovered. May you hold the beauties of Hellenism within you and may your Hellenism assist and enrich you in everything you choose to do.” To view the students’ work, visit www.hellenismvictoria.com and follow the links.last_img read more

Chrome OS version entreprise en cours délaboration

first_imgChrome OS version “entreprise” en cours d’élaborationÉtats-Unis – Google vient de confirmer qu’une nouvelle version de son système d’exploitation Chrome OS sera disponible pour le grand public à la fin de l’année. Une version “entreprise” sera également commercialisée en 2011.Google projette de décliner Chrome OS en plusieurs versions. La première, destinée au grand public, sera une évolution de la version existante tandis qu’une version professionnelle devrait s’appliquer à mieux répondre aux besoins des entreprises. Certains éléments de Google Apps et de Gmail pourraient ainsi subir quelques modifications. L’objectif est de permettre aux entreprises d’utiliser davantage le cloud computing et de réduire les coûts de licences d’autres logiciels. Avec Chrome OS, Google mise davantage sur la sécurité avec une puce TPM : celle-ci authentifie les signatures numériques pour exécuter des programmes. La mise à jour automatique est également disponible.Le 10 mars 2010 à 12:26 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Scientists Find Owner of USB Stick Found in Frozen Seal Poo

first_imgStay on target New Zealand scientists have identified the owner of a random USB stick that was recently discovered in frozen seal poop.On Feb. 5, the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), announced that they found the USB stick in a seal poo sample, which still worked and contained sea lion footage. Amanda Nally, a seal enthusiast who was watching news on the weird discovery, immediately recognized the pictures and videos as her own and realized that the USB stick belonged to her, TIME reported.After a global search for the mystery owner of the usb memory stick that ended up in a #leopardseal poo sample being studied by @niwa_nz scientists – we can reveal the owner was close to home! https://t.co/gI5lnAzwb4— NIWA (@niwa_nz) February 7, 2019Before she lost the USB stick, Nally reported a troubled seal to NIWA’s leopard seal hotline. She spotted the animal on Oreti Beach in New Zealand, and it appeared to be thin and potentially sick. A vet was sent to check the animal and Nally told the vet that the seal’s poop should be sent to the NIWA for testing.Coincidentally, Nally didn’t know that the seal’s poo, which contained bird parts, hid her USB stick that went missing on her trip. NIWA representatives said it’s likely that a bird had consumed Nally’s USB stick, and then, the leopard seal ate the bird, which caused the USB stick to be concealed in the seal’s feces.NIWA is searching for the owner of a USB stick found in the poo of a leopard seal…Recognise this video? Scientists analysing the scat of leopard seals have come across an unexpected discovery – a USB stick full of photos & still in working order! https://t.co/2SZVkm5az4 pic.twitter.com/JLEC8vuHH0— NIWA (@niwa_nz) February 5, 2019“How the USB stick got in the seal poo remains a quandary – the scientists who unfroze the sample are adamant it was too enmeshed to have simply been dropped in it as it were,” Nally told Metro. “It was surrounded by feathers and small bird bones, so they thought it may have been accidentally dropped by me, then picked up by a seabird, which was in turn eaten by a leopard seal, which was then found by me.”Nally’s reunion was a lucky one, yet more research will need to be conducted on how tech objects, such as USB sticks, could end up in marine animal poop.More on Geek.com:New Zealand Scientists Find Random USB Stick in Frozen Seal PooPenguin Poo Images From NASA Reveal Antarctic Ecosystem ChangesScientists to Study Whale Poo’s Impact on Biodiversity Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferWatch: Deep-Sea Octopus ‘Billows Like a Circus Tent’ last_img read more

WILMINGTON REC REMINDERS YogaPlay Pottery Plus Sports 101 Kinder Soccer All Launch

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a recent announcement from the Wilmington Recreation Department:SATURDAY = FUNDAYThis weekend marks the return of SATURDAY = FUNDAY.Each of the following classes will meet for 5 consecutive Saturdays, from March 2 to 30, inside the West Intermediate School located on Carter Lane.1. Yoga-Play (Ages 9 – 12, 9am): This increasingly popular activity develops flexibility, balance and strength while calming the mind and improving concentration and confidence. (additional age groups available, see newsletter)2. Pottery Plus (various ages, see newsletter): This class will explore your child’s creative side while they create 2 pieces of pottery, 2 fused glass projects, and one canvas painting. Ready, set – CREATE!3. Sports 101 (Age 4 – Kindergarten, 10am): Sample a collection of sports such as basketball, soccer, kickball and more for the most fun ever!4. Viking Soccer Clinic (Age 3 w/caregiver, 10am): Let this be your child’s first introduction to the most popular sport in the world! Your child will learn beginning soccer skills using age-appropriate techniques.5. Kinder Soccer (Age 4 – Kindergarten, 11am): Play soccer like the big kids indoors! They will learn basic skills and play games to improve their skills.For more details about these programs or any other Rec. Dept offering, please visit the latest Recreation Matters newsletter.To register for any of the above events, visit https://www.wilmingtonma.gov/recreation, call 978-658-4270, or stop by Town Hall Room 8, Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.(NOTE: The above announcement is from the Wilmington Recreation Department.)Like 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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWILMINGTON REC REMINDERS: Fall Youth Programs Starting Soon, Discounted Screeemfest Tickets AvailableIn “Community”REC REMINDERS: Last-Minute Openings In Yoga-Play & Vikings Soccer ClinicIn “Community”Wilmington Recreation Reminders: Openings For 3-Year-Old Soccer, Kids Volleyball & MoreIn “Community”last_img read more

Watch David Lloyds hilarious impression of Fred Trueman

first_imgDavid LloydTwitterBefore cricket coverage on television became a common thing, it was radio commentary that ruled the roost. Commentators on the latter medium became legendary figures and their commentating style a rage. Among the commentators who gained great recognition for their distinctive style of analysing the game was the iconic English fast bowler Fred Trueman.Having had a very successful career as a pacer, Trueman became a regular on radio and a key member of the BBC cricket commentary show ‘Test Match Special’ team. What has come to be regarded as the trademark of Trueman’s commentary is his lack of false modesty in talking about his achievements.It is this quality that has often been referred to by various commentators in their stints. One man who fancies a good Trueman impression is the popular television commentator David Lloyd. On Saturday, August 17, using a unique application, Lloyd put out a funny video of himself mimicking the great English pacer. The video has the picture of Trueman with the microphone and only the moving lips of the person providing the voice.Poking fun at Trueman’s tendency of self-promotion, Lloyd depicts him brushing off Jofra Archer’s speed of bowling as something he could easily better. To add further comical touch to the impression, Lloyd also mispronounces Archer’s first name as Jefferey rather than Jofra. Here is the video:A word from Fred pic.twitter.com/74Tuo1GL6A— David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd (@BumbleCricket) August 17, 2019last_img read more

Letters of hope from boys trapped in Thai cave

first_imgThis undated handout photo taken recently and released by the Royal Thai Navy on 7 July, 2018 shows Thai Navy soldiers in the flooded Tham Luang cave during rescue operations for the 12 boys and their football team coach trapped in the cave at Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park in the Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province. Photo: AFPScrawled deep inside a mountain in northern Thailand, heartwarming fragments of communication from trapped youngsters have reached families keeping vigil for two excruciating weeks at the entrance to the cave complex.Players from the “Wild Boar” football team wrote short notes in the gloom, reassuring parents and relatives, making affectionate jokes and expressing hopes of being reunited in the near future.”Love to Mum, Dad and my little brother,” reads one note from 15-year-old Phiphat Photi — who is better known as “Nick” — given to a diver on Friday along with the other letters and released the next morning on the Thai Navy Seal Facebook page.”If I get out, please can you bring me some grilled pork and vegetables?””I love you, Dad, Mum and my sister. You don’t need to be worried about me. I love everyone!” wrote Pheerapat, nicknamed “Night”, who turned 16 underground.The letters provoked a surge of emotion from families, who first endured nine long days before their children were found dishevelled and emaciated but alive on Monday — and now face an agonising wait for a dangerous evacuation.”I am so happy to see his letter, his handwriting. I’m almost crying,” Night’s mother Supaluk Sompiengjai told AFP.”It doesn’t matter how long I wait as long as he is safe.”She may have some way to go. It is still unclear how the boys will be rescued from the range of dangerous options on the table, as the country holds its breath hoping for good news.A relative of the 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped in the Tham Luang cave complex listens to a news conference about the death of a Thai rescue diver after he fell unconscious during part of an operation, near the cave complex in the northern province of Chiang Rai, Thailand, 6 July, 2018. Photo: ReutersTeams are drilling multiple shafts through hundreds of metres of mountainside to try to reach them while industrial pumps are working round the clock in an attempt to clear water from the tunnels and hopefully allow them to escape on foot.But the prospect of fresh monsoon rains and more flooding threatens to unpick the progress.Attempts to install a phone line to allow the trapped boys to speak to their families have so far failed.Divers had taken in a letter from relatives sending moral support to the boys and thanking 25-year-old coach Ekkapol Chantawong for looking after them.”From all the parents, please take care of all the children. Don’t blame yourself,” their letter to him read.”We are not mad at you at all. We understand and are rooting for you. Thanks for helping and taking care of the kids.” In a touching reply, the coach apologised to the boys’ parents and thanked them for their support.”To all the parents, all the kids are still fine. I promise to take the very best care of the kids,” his note reads, sending his love to his own family and adding how much he is looking forward to eating his aunt’s home cooking.last_img read more

Toyota Annouces RD for Standard Current Prius

first_img Explore further In response to American demand, Toyota announced the trials of its popular Prius model that will run on a standard current, according to Xinua news services. Bob Carter, in charge of Toyota brand for the United States is quoted as saying, “Before we bring it to market, our customers always expect a level of quality and reliability, value and cost.”In response to speculation that Toyota might consider leasing more expensive batteries for next generation hybrids separate from the vehicles for cost saving, Carter said, “No.” He confirmed that Toyota intends to continue its on-going relationship with the University of California, Berkeley and Irvine by providing a modified Prius each year for research purposes. The purpose is to study consumer behavior and speed along the development in plug-in version hybrids. Toyota is working on its third generation Prius Hybrid. It is expected to be seen in the United States in 2010 and 2011 model years. The Toyota Prius continues to achieve substantial market share of the United States hybrid models. Toyota´s concept for the future includes family friendly driving machines with a goal of zero smog producing emissions. The Hybrid X concept car is engineered with aero- dynamic precision and design. It features a futuristic look for the Millennial Generation. It is designed to meet the preferences of individual driving expectations. It has touch tone screens that can alter the mood of the interior lighting, music and will spray aromatic fragrances with the touch of the finger. It has a personal navigational system and comfort control that is adjustable to the driver´s desired comfort level.Toyota has not set a release date for the latest innovation utilizing standard outlets for its Prius model. The concept driving machine Hybrid X is in prototype phase of research and development. Toyota hybrids drive over 60% of the time in zero emissions mode, study finds Citation: Toyota Annouces R&D for Standard Current Prius (2007, November 12) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2007-11-toyota-annouces-standard-current-prius.html Toyota announces plans in the works to create a Prius Hybrid model that will run on a standard current. The development is still in the research phase and will be released as soon as all quality control issues are resolved. Hybrid X, concept car. Credit: Toyota This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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