first_imgWESTERN BUREAU:WITH the prospect of re-signing homegrown striker Craig Foster waning, Roshane Sharpe chose a fine time to remind the Reno coaching staff and faithful of his abilities when he scored an 80th-minute equaliser to save FC Reno another heartbreaking loss to Boys’ Town on Sunday.Lennox Cargill had given the travelling Boys’ Town a 17th-minute lead, but with the clock running down, Sharpe scored his fourth goal this season to force a crucial result, as Reno were facing a third loss in five matches.”This is still very much a work in progress,” admitted Graham. “Yes, we recognise that we need to fix some things. It’s not that the team is not playing according to how we want them. Against Boys’ Town, we played very well, but again failed to score the necessary goals to win the match.”He added: “I think we are going to get there shortly, because if we don’t have a ready-made centre forward, we have to make one, and that is why a player such as Roshane Sharpe is very important. I was happy to see him finally score again yesterday (Sunday).”SEASONALSTRUGGLEReno’s struggles appear to be seasonal, and yet again, the lack of inspiration, particularly up front, has returned to hurt them. It appears it will not get any better – at least in the short term – as it doesn’t appear they will secure the signature of Foster, the league’s top scorer last season.Foster left the club in the off-season for the United Soccer League’s Harrisburg City Islanders, and after a promising start to their season, in which he netted five goals in three matches – including a hat-trick – the centre forward was sidelined with a leg injury.A return to his boyhood club was seen as a light at the end of the tunnel for the management of FC Reno, who are mired in ninth place in the League table with 24 points, five more than the respective 11th- and 12th-placed Tivoli Gardens and Rivoli United, both of which currently occupy the relegation places.”We heard from a good source that Craig Foster may not, after all, rejoin the club as he is due to leave the country shortly,” Graham said.”We were hoping to pin him down in a new deal, but I cannot say what has really happened, except that that may not be happening as we had planned.”last_img read more

first_imgHow to Get Started in China and Have Success How OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culture cormac foster Related Posts China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who …center_img For all our brand loyalty, consumer electronics are commodities. A very small number of suppliers produce the guts of most electronic devices, and competing brands are often assembled in the same factories (we’re looking at you, Foxconn). Assuming the same components, the only major differences among many products are fit-and-finish standards and customer support.What Would You Pay For Giant Monitor?Sometimes support is reason enough to pay more. When my Macbook Pro’s hard drive died 10 months after purchase, I had a replacement hard drive installed within two hours. That beats boxing the computer and waiting weeks for a replacement. When it comes to laptops, a few dollars more can be a worthwhile investment. But what about components that don’t usually break? Like monitors, for example? For the past several years, budget-savvy buyers have saved cash by buying grey-market Asian (usually Korean) merchandise – including large-screen monitors – directly from importers. The sellers typically work through eBay, Amazon, or an auction site, and the products the buyer receives are pretty bare-bones. Seller warranties usually cover products that are Dead On Arriva and (in the case of monitors), a negotiable number of dead pixels, but that’s it. The manufacturer warranties are typically written in Korean, and it’s up in the air whether they even apply in the States. It’s a lot like the gray market trade on which many camera vendors have built a business, but in this case the manufacturers themselves are relative nobodies, too. When you buy a Yamasaki Catleap or a Crossover 27Q monitor, you’re pretty much on your own.Source: ShutterstockThe flip side, of course, is that you get a whole lot of 27-inch monitor for your money. Less than $400 to your door (add an extra $10 to $100 for a “pixel-perfect” guarantee) buys components found in domestic monitors at more than twice the price. Inputs are limited, controls are basic, and case design can be a bit wonky, but you’ll get the same LG IPS panel Apple uses in its Cinema Display, which is a truly beautiful thing to behold.What About The Warranty?At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Monoprice (the ultra low-cost retailer that’s been the king of cables and accessories for some time) was showing off its entry to the sub-$400 27-inch monitor market: the CrystalPro WQHD. Like the other Korean imports, the CrystalPro sports a high-resolution, 2560 x 1440, LG IPS panel, a VESA wall mount, and dual-link DVI inputs. The difference is the warranty. Monoprice offers a 30-day money-back guarantee, a full one-year warranty on the monitor, and a lifetime warranty on cables and accessories. Plus, it’s located in Rancho Cucamonga, California, with live chat support seven days a week.There’s no denying that Apple’s Cinema Display is a better, more polished product, but when properly calibrated, the display quality of the Korean imports can hold their own at a fraction of the cost. For system builders, those contemplating a multiple-monitor setup, or anyone looking to step up from a smaller screen, the $400 deal is tempting. With the addition of a real warranty from an American importer, we may have reached a tipping point.My old 24-inch monitor is suddenly looking kind of small and tired. For $390, I’m willing to give an off-brand alternative a shot. How about you? Tags:#CES 2013#hardware#international#monitors What Nobody Teaches You About Getting Your Star…last_img read more

first_img ADC AUTHOR The Pentagon is looking for ways to keep military construction projects on track and fund a southern border wall as dictated by the President’s national emergency declaration. A Top Senate Democrat said Thursday that some of the money will come from the Army’s excess payroll and pension funds.“It’s coming out of military pay and pensions,” Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) told AP. “$1 billion. That’s the plan.”The money hasn’t been spent because Army recruitment is down, Durbin said.Durbin, the minority whip and top Republican on the defense spending panel, was part of a delegation that met Thursday with Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan.The Senate is expected to pass a House-backed resolution next week to nullify the emergency declaration, but it isn’t clear yet how many Republicans will stand against the President to back the resolution.“Why have this additional controversy when it could be done in a less controversial way?” Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) said, according to AP. “Apparently, the White House is not persuaded.”U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo by Jacqueline Tatelast_img read more

first_imgNEWTON, MA — In partnership with Regis College, Lasell students premiered a production of Footloose: The Musical on Thursday, November 15.The theatrical collaboration paired students from both colleges for a five-show run at Regis’ Eleanor Welch Casey Theatre under the direction of Lori L’Italien, assistant professor of music and program director of performing arts at Lasell.Kyra Walsh, a Wilmington native and member of the class of 2021, was one of 22 Lasell students cast in the show. Walsh played the role of Vi Moore.(NOTE: The above announcement is from Lasell College via Merit.)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 this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 6 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Lasell CollegeIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 3 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Lasell CollegeIn “Education”Wilmington’s Kyra Walsh Enrolls At Lasell CollegeIn “Education”last_img read more

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Community Chorus held its first performance, a holiday concert, on Saturday, December 15 at the Wilmington Arts Center. The chorus performed a selection of holiday songs, featuring a number of soloists from Wilmington and surrounding communities.The Chorus sang a wide variety of selections, including “O Magnum Mysterium,” “Where Are You Christmas,” and a Sia song titled “Santa’s Coming For Us.” Featured soloists included Nicole Barry, Kayla Blizzard, Heather Griffin, Paul Goodell, Nithya Jesuraj, Kristen Kelley, Elaine Page, Andrea Skoog, and Deanna Smith.Watch the video, from the Director Taunia Soderquist’s Facebook account, below:———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 this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Community Chorus To Hold Free Holiday Concert On December 15In “Community”VIDEO: Watch ‘The Back Track Band’ Perform A Concert On The CommonIn “Videos”Wilmington Community Chorus Is Looking For New MembersIn “Community”last_img read more

first_imgMorshed Mishu. Photo: Prothom AloWe arrange a cartoon exhibition every year from Unmad (a satire monthly in Bangladeshi). A few years ago, we were preparing for such a programme. Everyone was submitting their work. Some were sending their work by post or by courier too. In such a busy time, a boy came up, holding some A-4 size papers.Have you brought a cartoon? I asked him. He nodded.I found he brought some feature-type cartoons for Unmad. With an editor-like seriousness I said, “See, the dustbin is over there—throw those there.” The young cartoonist was startled. I comforted him saying it was not what he thought it to be. We used the dustbin to keep the cartoons for the next issue.This is the rule at Unmad office. The selected cartoons are stored in the dustbin there. We made this rule after an incident. I said forget about this cartoon now and rather paint a big cartoon for our exhibition. Our cartoon exhibition was due in two days. But I did not tell him that his cartoon could not be selected at all. I told him the subject. The theme of the exhibition was environment. He departed thanking me.What a surprise! He returned in the afternoon with a big colourful cartoon. The idea was splendid too–a number of hands with an image of trees emerging out of the globe. It was an intellectual one. We loved it. It was placed in Unmad’s special exhibition on environment.This is how Morshed Mishu’s inauguration in cartoons took place directly at the gallery. Then, his cartoons began being published in Unmad regularly. He painted better than that of his usual age. Our chief features were generally done by the senior cartoonists. I assigned him once to do this. He did it easily and did the cover too. I thought, he was improving so fast and he could do more. We recruited him officially as an assistant editor.But all on a sudden he went missing. I arranged the search for him. One said, he (Mishu) was ‘destroying’ all the walls of Dhaka. I came to know that he was professionally illustrating the walls at certain expensive restaurants, auditorium, office, classrooms in Dhaka. They were huge tasks and could no be done with colour and brush. He was using peculiar things including nails, screws, trash iron and tires and so on. The restless young artist soon returned to cartoon. By this time his boyish looks changed into that of Che Guevara. The pattern of his drawing also underwent changes. He started sketching ‘Global Happiness Series’.We held an exhbition printing these in big volumes on the 40th year of Unmad. The rest is history. These cartoons spread into 26 countries of the world. Our ‘Morshed Mishu’ was named on the famous Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list. Abdullah Al Morshed is his full name.It is not uncommon that people get stardom overnight in sports or music. But Mishu proved it was possible through cartoons too. Congratulations, Mishu!*Ahsan Habib is an author, cartoonist and editor of monthly satire magazine Unmad. This piece originally published in Prothom Alo print edition has been rewritten in English by Nusrat Nowrin.last_img read more

first_img HOUSTON — Major dangers for the U.S. Gulf Coast area loomed after an explosion at a Texas chemical plant early Thursday and the threat of major flooding further east near the Texas-Louisiana line as Harvey’s floodwaters began receding in the Houston area after five days of torrential rain.Beaumont and Port Arthur, Texas, struggled with rising water as the area was pounded with what remained of the weakening storm, while Houston’s fire department said it would begin a block-by-block search Thursday of thousands of flooded homes. Assistant Fire Chief Richard Mann said the searches were to ensure “no people were left behind.”The confirmed death toll climbed to at least 31, including six family members – four of them children – whose bodies were pulled Wednesday from a van that had been swept off a Houston bridge into a bayou.Houston’s two major airports were up and running again Wednesday. Officials said they were resuming limited bus and light rail service as well as trash pickup.“Unfortunately, it seems that our worst thoughts are being realized,” Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said after the van that disappeared over the weekend was found in 10 feet of muddy water.The Houston-area chemical plant that lost power after Harvey engulfed the area in extensive floods was rocked by two explosions early Thursday, the plant’s operator said. The Arkema Inc. plant had been left without refrigeration for chemicals that become volatile as the temperature rises.The Harris County Sheriff’s Office said in a tweet that a deputy was taken to the hospital after inhaling fumes. Nine other deputies drove themselves to the hospital as a precaution.The company shut down the Crosby site before Harvey made landfall last week, but a crew of 11 had stayed behind. That group was removed and residents living within a 1.5-mile (2.4-kilometre) radius were told to evacuate Tuesday after the plant lost power.More news:  Universal enhances popular Harry Potter vacation package with new perksAnother threat was emerging east of Houston where weather conditions deteriorated close to the Louisiana line.Beaumont and Port Arthur worked to evacuate residents after Harvey completed a U-turn in the Gulf of Mexico and rolled ashore early Wednesday for the second time in six days. It hit southwestern Louisiana as a tropical storm with heavy rain and winds of 45 mph.When Harvey paid its return visit to land, it hit near Cameron, Louisiana, about 45 miles from Port Arthur.Port Arthur found itself increasingly isolated as floodwaters swamped most major roads out of the city.More than 500 people – along with dozens of dogs, cats, a lizard and a monkey – took shelter at the Max Bowl bowling alley in the city, said the establishment’s general manager, Jeff Tolliver.“The monkey was a little surprising, but we’re trying to help,” he said.Floodwaters also toppled two oil storage tanks in South Texas, spilling almost 30,000 gallons of crude. It was not immediately clear if any of the spilled oil was recovered. More damage to the oil industry infrastructure is expected to emerge as floodwaters recede.Forecasters downgraded Harvey to a tropical depression late Wednesday from a tropical storm but it still has lots of rain and potential damage to spread, with 4 to 8 inches (10 to 20 centimetres) forecast from the Louisiana-Texas line into Tennessee and Kentucky through Friday. Some spots may get as much as a foot, raising the risk of more flooding.For much of the Houston area, forecasters said the rain is pretty much over.More news:  Windstar celebrates record-breaking bookings in July“We have good news,” said Jeff Lindner, a meteorologist with the Harris County Flood Control District. “The water levels are going down.”At Hermann Park, south of downtown, children glided by in strollers and wagons, joggers took in midday runs and couples walked beside cascading fountains and beneath a sparkling sun. People pulled into drive-thru restaurants and emerged from a store with groceries.At the same time, many thousands of Houston-area homes are under water and could stay that way for days or weeks. And Lindner cautioned that homes near at least one swollen bayou could still get flooded.Officials said 911 centres in the Houston area are getting more than 1,000 calls an hour from people seeking help.Altogether, more than 1,000 homes in Texas were destroyed and close to 50,000 damaged, and over 32,000 people were in shelters across the state, emergency officials reported. About 10,000 more National Guard troops are being deployed to Texas, bringing the total to 24,000, Gov. Greg Abbott said.In Orange, Texas, about 30 miles east of Beaumont, residents of a retirement home surrounded by thigh-deep water were rescued by National Guardsmen and wildlife officers, who carried them from the second floor and put them aboard an airboat.Harvey initially came ashore as a Category 4 hurricane in Texas on Friday, then went back out to sea and lingered off the coast as a tropical storm for days, inundating flood-prone Houston.Harvey’s five straight days of rain totalled close to 52 inches, the heaviest tropical downpour ever recorded in the continental U.S. Share By: Nomaan Merchant & Juan A. LozanoSource: The Associated Press Thursday, August 31, 2017 << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Texas, Travel Alert Houston’s airports re-open as floodwaters recede but dangers still loomlast_img read more