Born at 11:11am on 11/11/11

first_imgHappy Veterans Day!What better way for a veteran to celebrate Veterans Day than to bring a new little one into the world?According to an article in the Huffington Post, that is exactly what happened to Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher Saydeh and his veteran wife (also Air Force), Danielle.On November 11, 2011, at 11:11am at the Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mount Holly, N.J., the couple’s newest addition to the family was born.Jacob Anthony Saydeh entered the world at the perfect time to help his veteran mom celebrate Veterans Day.Jacob who weighed in at 8 pounds, 13 ounces was born to a third-generation military family. Any predictions on his career goals?So, what about your family? How was your Veterans Day? Share your memories in the comments section below.last_img

Building Healthy Military Communities pilot program

first_imgNow, more than ever, Military Service members and their families are living off the installation. The Building Healthy Military Communities (BHMC) pilot is a multi-year initiative that aims to better understand and address the unique challenges faced by these geographically dispersed Service members and their families that may impact their readiness, resiliency, and well-being.We want to better understand how we can strengthen partnerships with communities. The pilot is being conducted in Florida, Indiana, Oklahoma, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, and New Mexico.Our team includes seven on-the-ground State Coordinators, currently making meaningful connections and partnerships to brainstorm solutions to gaps in resources. Many of these partnerships include strong and growing partnerships with Cooperative Extension. My office within the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Personnel Risk & Resiliency (PRR), works closely with members of the National Guard Bureau, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), the Defense State Liaison Office (DSLO), and the Reserve Components, to execute the BHMC pilot.In the next few months, our team will be heading out to conduct an on-the-ground needs assessment in each of the seven pilot states. The BHMC pilot is going off the installation in an unprecedented way – our teams will be collecting information from both DoD resources and non-DoD resources, such as state resources, federal resources, and community non-profits. This will allow us to get a holistic view of the well-being resources available to Service members and their families.National Guard and Reserve members, particularly those who are geographically dispersed, tend to have civilian lives separate from the installation where they drill. This makes it especially important for the BHMC pilot to understand both the capabilities of the DoD resources, as well as those community resources off the installation.We hope that this needs assessment, in conjunction with our team’s ongoing analysis of quantitative data sources, will allow us to create and implement informed Strategic Plans for each state. We may find that there is not a lack of resources available, but there is a lack of awareness about these resources. We may find that the best resources are not reaching the geographically dispersed population. We may find, that as a community, DoD and civilian, we can do more to support our Service members and their families. Once we have a better sense of the unique challenges in each state, we will be able to implement the most effective solutions to assist in creating a healthy, ready, and resilient total force.I am excited to be a part of such a powerful and groundbreaking program. The DoD is continuously and increasingly relying on the National Guard and Reserve populations in combat and recovery situations, so now more than ever, it is imperative that we make sure this population is optimally ready and resilient.For more information about BHMC, contact the BHMC mailbox: Kimberly ElenbergDirector, Operation Live WellPersonnel Risk & Resiliency (PRR)Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Readiness (OASD(R))Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel & Readiness (OUSD(P&R))4000 Defense Pentagon, Suite 2E593, Washington DC 20301-4000CAPT Kimberly Elenberg directs the development and implementation of Operation Live Well (OLW), the DoD’s long-term strategy for achieving population health. OLW aligns, integrates, and coordinates policies and initiatives among the Services, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense to optimize the readiness, resilience, and well-being of Service members and their families. In this role, Elenberg also leads the Building Healthy Military Communities pilot, an initiative that aims to better understand the unique challenges faced by geographically dispersed Service members and their families. Previously, Elenberg was Director of Training and Manager of Medical Readiness in the Office of Force Readiness and Deployment, Office of the U.S. Surgeon General. She also served as Director for Biosurveillance and Emergency response at the Department of Agriculture and served on the Homeland Security Council, National Security Subcommittee. Elenberg earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing at Temple University on a four-year ROTC scholarship, a Master’s degree in informatics from the University of Maryland, and graduated summa cum laude with a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Johns Hopkins University. Captain Kimberly Elenberg has been a steady supporter and ally in our efforts to better leverage the Cooperative Extension System as a force multiplier in Military Family Readiness  and Capacity Building.  We are pleased to get her take on Friday Field Notes!last_img read more

Tips for Selling Your Cameras and Video Gear Online

first_imgBefore you post something for sale, check out these tips to make sure you get top dollar for your used cameras and video gear.Cover image by Dmitry Kalinovsky.When you’re in the film and video profession, updating cameras and gear seems like a yearly task. Cameras specifically are advancing at an amazing rate, and if you follow the industry closely, it may be hard not to covet the newest generation or latest pixel-size craze.So for those who are considering an upgrade, or have already made one, what do you do with your old gear? You know what you paid for it originally, and you’d like to recoup as much as possible. Follow these tips and best practices for selling your camera and gear online to get the best return on your investments.Research the MarketImage by and foremost, do your research, and know the going rate for your cameras and gear on the online market. Ebay is a great place to start, but also check Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, and anywhere else you may see some organic selling online. Compare those numbers with the price of your cameras and gear new and check out used equipment on manufacturers’ sites. Look at bundle and package deals to see what kind of numbers others are getting.Once you get a strong sense of the market, you can tailor a price that is competitive yet ambitious (if you have some time to spare), or you can list a smart bargain if you’re looking to sell quickly and move on.Check Your CalendarImage by Africa Studio.Depending on your cameras and the gear in question, be sure to check your calendar and do some research online about release rumors to see what might be around the corner. If you’re looking to sell in late winter, keep your eye on NAB rumors, as there could be lots of news hitting the market that may affect the price of your camera or gear. Same thing for model release rumors: if you’re selling a Canon 5D Mark III, look out for upcoming price drops on the 5D Mark IV, which may drop your selling price as well.Take Great PicturesImage by Aleksandr Ivasenko.Now, if you want to make your gear look appealing, put it in the best light possible and take great pictures. Nothing scares away viewers more than sketchy photos or screenshots from manufacturers’ websites. You want to show that your gear is in fact real, available, and in good condition. For many sites, it’s common courtesy (and the right thing to do) to mention any scratches, nicks, or problems with your cameras or gear — and show pictures of them upfront. Your price may drop by doing so, but an eager buyer may be looking for a bargain.Bonus: here are some great resources for taking awesome product photos and videos for all types of situations.Give the Relevant DetailsImage by GaudiLab.By the same token, share as much information about your gear as possible. You don’t need to write a novel about it, but simple bullet points identifying all of your gear — and the specifics for each piece — will help viewers line-item and consider exactly what they’re getting. Even if things seem obvious to you, letting people know what type of lens mount your camera uses and the dimensions of your tripod legs may be the biggest factor in a potential buyer’s decision-making — and it only takes you a few seconds to list.Post AroundImage by you want to put all your eggs in one trusted basket, go for it. But if you’re looking to sell sooner rather than later (and at the best price you can get), then sharing your post on several different channels will be your best bet. The big ones like Craigslist, Facebook marketplace, and Ebay are great places to start, but local selling apps like OfferUp and 5Miles are options too — along with online film and video gear communities like Keh and Cameta Camera.Also, if you’re looking for even simpler options, many local camera and gear shops offer trade-ins and store credit for gear they’re interested in. It might be lower than you’d like sometimes, but you can trust the store and support local mom & pop businesses in the process.Find CommunitiesImage by FrameStockFootages.One of the best ways to keep things in your circle may be to post your gear in networks and communities of which you’re already a part. If you’re in a mid- to major city range, chances on there should be a local film and video community and some professional groups where you can meet, network, and swap gear with real people who you can stay in touch with for years to come.Create a NarrativeImage by oatawa.Finally, if you truly want to get the most bang for your buck, channel your inner salesperson and provide the narrative about why someone should buy your gear. If you’re selling a high-end camera, sew the narrative together by sharing how the camera can accommodate anything from weekend shorts to narrative features. If you’ve used your camera or gear on some cool projects, share examples of how great it’s been and why you’d recommend it to someone else. Make it fun, tell a story, and give your gear a good home.For more tips and tricks on buying and selling gear, check out some of these resources.How To Make Your Expensive Gear Investment Last ForeverThe Latest Film and Video Gear, Industry News, and Free AssetsBuyer’s Guide: Shoulder Rigs From Cheapest to Most Expensive6 Online Resources for Renting Camera GearWhat You Should Buy After You’ve Purchased a Cameralast_img read more

3 killed, 14 injured as bus hits truck in Maharashtra

first_imgThree people were killed and nearly 14 others injured when a bus hit a stationary truck on the Mumbai-Pune highway here in Maharashtra early in the morning of October 21, a police official said. The mishap took place in Kamshet area around 4 am when the private bus, carrying around 35 passengers, was on way to Kolhapur from Mumbai, he said. The bus driver apparently lost control over the wheels following which the vehicle hit a truck, which was parked on a roadside after it broke down, deputy superintendent of police, Lonavla division, Navneet Kanwat said.“Three people were killed in the mishap. Around 12 to 14 others were injured. They were rushed to a hospital in Talegaon where they were undergoing treatment,” he said.last_img

Boxing: Dave Allen brutally knocks out Nick Webb and shocks British Boxing community (VIDEO)

first_imgAdvertisementHigh-level journeyman Dave Allen (13-4-2, 10 KOs) smashed the previously unbeaten 30-year-old Nick Webb (12-1, 10 KOs) in stopping him in the 4th round in a British heavyweight title eliminator on Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London, England.‘The White Rhino’ Allen, back in the ring just a month after being stopped by Tony Yoka in Paris, had threatened to take a hiatus from boxing if he lost again – but emphatically returned to the win column in the fourth round.Allen sent his previously unbeaten foe flying backward at the fight’s conclusion after landing a flush punch – Webb could not get up, and was rescued by his corner-men and the referee.“It was one of the most dramatic fights I’ve seen at the O2,” Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn said to IFL TV said about the Allen vs. Webb fight. Advertisement The victory for Allen makes him the mandatory to British heavyweight champion Hughie Fury. Whether Allen gets the fight with the 23-year-old Hughie is unclear. Hughie has a chance to fight Kubrat Pulev in an International Boxing Federation heavyweight title eliminator if he wishes.VIDEO:Video Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

Farnell expands its Schneider Electric range with addition of 12,000 new products

first_img Continue Reading Previous Infineon: OPTIGA Trust M to improve security of cloud connected devices and servicesNext Renesas Electronics enhances RX65N Wi-Fi Connectivity Cloud Kit Farnell has added 12,000 new Schneider Electric products to its already extensive portfolio and can now offer designers, systems integrators, panel builders and maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) engineers a single source for all of their industrial automation products.This gives customers access to Farnell’s biggest ever range of Schneider products and reinforces its commitment to supporting the industrial automation industry. With more than 50,000 products in stock from 600 world leading brands Farnell is now the first-choice supplier for all industrial automation products.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img read more

Own goal seals narrow Barcelona win

first_imgSporting CP 0 Barcelona 1: Coates own goal puts Catalans in command of Group D Guy Atkinson Last updated 2 years ago 04:49 28/9/2017 Barcelona - cropped Getty Images Barcelona were a long way from their best, but a Sebastian Coates own goal handed them all three points against Sporting CP. Barcelona extended their winning run to eight games in all competitions on Wednesday as they edged past Sporting CP 1-0 in their Champions League clash at the Estadio Jose Alvalade. Ernesto Valverde’s side rarely had to get out of second gear to secure a win that puts them in a commanding position at the summit of Group D.The only goal of the game came just four minutes into the second half, and despite Luis Suarez wheeling away to celebrate, replays showed that the decisive final touch came from Sporting defender Sebastian Coates.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Bruno Fernandes had a wonderful opportunity to claim a share of the spoils for Sporting in the second half but was thwarted by Marc-Andre ter Stegen, as Barcelona held on for a deserved three points.The Spanish giants will be confident of extending their lead at the top of the group when they host Olympiacos in three weeks. Sporting, meanwhile, face a daunting test against Juventus in Turin.GOOOAALLLL!! Coates with an own goal puts Barça ahead! #SportingBarça #ForçaBarça— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) September 27, 2017The game started at a pedestrian pace with Barcelona’s potent attackers easily kept at arm’s length by a well drilled Sporting backline. They did get a clear sight of goal in the 15th minute, however, as Suarez whipped a shot over the crossbar when well positioned on the edge of the area.Cristiano Piccini then saw his fizzing long-range drive tipped over by Ter Stegen before Suarez missed a golden opportunity to break the deadlock. Played in by a typically incisive pass by Lionel Messi, the Uruguayan could only hit his left-foot strike straight at Rui Patricio. The roles were reversed shortly after as Messi got himself on the end of a Suarez cross, only to head straight at the Sporting goalkeeper.Messi was then denied a likely opener just before the break when Fabio Coentrao threw himself in front of the Argentine’s goal-bound effort. Barcelona’s influential playmaker was instrumental in the opening goal just three minutes into the second period. His teasing free-kick from the right caused chaos in the Sporting box and after bouncing off Suarez’s head the ball ended up in the net via the unfortunate Coates.Suarez did come close to getting his name on the scoresheet but his drilled shot from the edge of the area was straight down the throat of Patricio. Ter Stegen then produced a great stop to deny Fernandes an equaliser as Barcelona held on for maximum points.Key Opta facts:- Lionel Messi is Barcelona’s top scorer this season in all competitions with 12 goals – own goals are second on that list with four.- Barcelona have scored in each of their last 26 Champions League group games – the last time they failed to score was in December 2012 (0-0 v Benfica).- Andres Iniesta made his 100th start in the Champions League (124 appearances in total).- Lionel Messi lost the ball 18 times, more than any other player in the game. – Marc-Andre ter Stegen attempted 35 passes in this game, more than Jeremy Mathieu (32) and Fabio Coentrao (15).  read morelast_img read more

England squad’s novice look masks depth of experience playing in Australia

first_imgAustralia sport Read more The Ashes Share on Twitter Share via Email The Spin When Arlott was writing, tours ran on so long that this would not have been such a problem, since players had plenty of time to get used to the place before the first Test match started. As recently as 1994-95 England played three one‑day games and four first‑class matches before the series began. By the time that side got to Brisbane, they had already faced, and been battered by, a lot of the players who would thrash them again in that week’s Test. But tours are shorter now and England’s warm-up for this Test has been three anaemic practice matches on slow pitches against second XIs.Look a little closer at those 10 players, though, and you find they are not quite so green as they appear. If tours are shorter now, the world is smaller, too, and there are more opportunities to play abroad. Eight of that group have played some kind of cricket in Australia before. Most obviously Moeen and Woakes have both played for England there in limited overs internationals.But beyond that Stoneman, Crane, Foakes and James Vince have all had spells playing grade cricket. And Overton, like Foakes, has been on tour there before with the England Lions squad. Vince, too, did that and also played for the Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash. So the country, its cricket and culture, are not going to be so very unfamiliar to them after all. Malan and Curran are the only two who are completely new to it.This matters. As David Gower recently explained when he was talking about his first Test series in Australia, in 1978-79: “It wasn’t the first time I’d played cricket in Australia because I had one season of club cricket with Perth behind me. That season introduced me to the Australian psyche, which was invaluable; in four months I learnt a lot about the atmosphere, the rivalry and the amount of sledging that I could expect in an Ashes series in Australia. The first couple of State games we played on that 78-79 tour reinforced what an important experience that was.” Sign up to the Spin – our weekly cricket round-up Attempted pre-series antagonism at odds to Ashes captains’ styles Read more English players often do struggle on their first Australian tours. Joe Root was averaging 54 in the Tests he played before his first tour there but had been dropped by the end of the series. Likewise Alastair Cook was averaging 52 before his first Australian tour but could manage only 27 in that 2006-07 series. But neither Root nor Cook had ever played a shot in Australia until they first arrived there with England.Compare that with Stoneman, who has spent seven seasons in Sydney grade cricket – so long that, if he does well, there will no doubt be one or two Aussies who put it all down to what they taught him at Bankstown. All that experience will not necessarily be too much help when Pat Cummins fires down that first bouncer at his head but at least the Australianisms will not catch him by surprise.• This is an extract taken from The Spin, the Guardian’s weekly cricket email. To subscribe to the Spin, just visit this page and follow the instructions. Arlott was laying it on a little thick. But then, when it comes to the Ashes, there is hardly a cricket writer who does not. And the better part of a century later there is still a kernel of truth in what he wrote. Ashes series are different. Every cricket fan in England will feel a little flush of childish excitement when thinking that the first Test starts tomorrow night.Much as the sport has changed since Arlott’s day, and even though the conditions in the subcontinent are so unfamiliar, and the sporting culture there so foreign, the English still see the Ashes trip as the hardest tour a player can go on. It is where their players go to measure themselves.Australia, land of hard pitches, harrowingly quick bowlers, hostile crowds, is an English cricketer’s New York. If they can make it there, they can make it anywhere. The late actor Leo McKern, who spent the idle hours of his Sydney childhood at the SCG, reckoned that for the Australians “licking the Poms is a national ambition” and a lot of their press still relish a good roast of the England team. One of the early stories of this tour was the Herald Sun’s helpful guide to England’s official squad photo, published with the caption: “Did anyone nearby wearing a suit get invited to be part?” Because the obvious weakness in this England side is that so many of them are still wet behind the ears in Test cricket.Four of them – Mason Crane, Craig Overton, Ben Foakes and Tom Curran – have not even made their debuts yet, and another couple, Dawid Malan and Mark Stoneman, did so only this year. Altogether 10 of the 17 men England picked have never played a Test in Australia before, including a couple of the older hands, like Moeen Ali and Chris Woakes. On the face of it, then, it seems that at least six of England’s likely XI will get their first taste of Test cricket in Australia when play starts at the Gabba on Thursday. At least, unlike some of the England teams who have travelled in the past, they will not be carrying too many scars. Support The Guardian England will be running scared of Australia yet again, claims Nathan Lyon Not as green as they lookBack in 1949 John Arlott tried to work out exactly why the Ashes feels so much more special than England’s other Test series. He decided that it was not just that the rivalry had been running so long, or that Australia had so often been the better team, but because of their attitude towards the sport. “Australianism,” Arlott called it, “the single-minded determination to win – to win within the laws but, if necessary, to the last limit within them.”Australianism, he explained, means that “where the impossible is within the realms of what the human body can do, there are Australians who believe they can do it”, that their “team have never lost a Test match until the last run is scored or wicket taken”. featurescenter_img Share on Facebook Since you’re here… … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Read more Topics Share on LinkedIn Australia cricket team Cricket England cricket team Share on Messenger Share on Pinterest Share on WhatsApp Ashes 2017-18 Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Jürgen Klopp says Liverpool ‘deserved the luck’ after Spurs howler gifts win

first_imgKlopp described the victory as “rather ugly” but agreed a last-minute winner against arguably Liverpool’s toughest remaining opponent this season could have a major impact on the title race. “One-hundred per cent, of course,” he said. “If you win 5-0 – and I don’t think that would have been possible today – it can lead you on the wrong path. We are all human beings. Nine months ago we started this mission, this ride, and wanted to go for the highest stakes in two competitions. We did it our way. We had to find a way to win games much more often than in the past. Until now it worked. It is all good.“The boys work so hard and if we could be first in the table after the last match of season then it would be a championship of will. We want it. We get used to situations, bit by bit, a bit better. The whole stadium, at 1-1, was the best performance of a Liverpool crowd after an equaliser since I am in. The atmosphere was completely front-footed. I am really happy about the attitude again today.”Klopp said it was essential Liverpool maintained momentum to keep the pressure on Manchester City but admitted luck played its part in their 14th home league win of the campaign. “We have seven players in the box and another two on the left wing for the cross,” he explained. “That’s not a lot left for protection! But that’s the risk you have to take. Liverpool 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur: player ratings from Anfield Read more Was this helpful? Facebook Premier League Pinterest Toby Alderweireld tries in vain to clear the ball as it trickles over the line. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images “It is a shame we are not close [to the top of the league]. We were for a while but in the last few weeks we find our reality, our place. Of course I am disappointed today but being realistic we must be happy. We have a mini league now of seven games. It’s in our hands to be in the top four and the Champions League next season. We are in the quarter-finals and we will fight with Man City to be in the semi-final.”Virgil van Dijk, who defended superbly to thwart Sissoko’s chance, left Anfield an ice pack on his ankle. “I don’t think it’s serious,” said Klopp. “I have to check.”Salah, meanwhile, was thrilled with his decisive contribution despite an eighth game without a goal. The Egypt international said: “I don’t score for a few games and there are players on the same number of goals as me and they say they are having the best seasons of their lives, while I’m supposed to be having a bad season.” Jürgen Klopp said a first league title for 29 years would be reward for Liverpool’s formidable willpower after they staged another dramatic late flourish to beat Tottenham and return to the Premier League summit.The Liverpool manager admitted his team had won ugly and fortuitously as a damaging draw turned into a potentially defining three points with Toby Alderweireld’s 90th-minute own goal. Spurs were the superior side in the second half, with Lucas Moura equalising after Roberto Firmino’s early header, only for Hugo Lloris to spill Mohamed Salah’s effort on to Alderweireld and give the hosts victory. Moussa Sissoko squandered a glorious chance to put the visitors ahead moments before the World Cup-winning goalkeeper’s mistake. Show Share on Pinterest Hide Reuse this content Share on WhatsApp Topics Liverpool news Quick guide Five moments that make you think it could be Liverpool’s year Mauricio Pochettino Share via Email Liverpool get out of jail as Alderweireld’s late own goal earns victory over Spurs Share on Facebook 29 September: Chelsea 1-1 LiverpoolTrailing at Stamford Bridge to Eden Hazard’s first-half goal a few days after losing to Maurizio Sarri’s side in the Carabao Cup, substitute Daniel Sturridge curled in from an unlikely angle in the 89th minute to maintain Liverpool’s unbeaten start to the season  Read more Twitter “Our players deserve massive credit,” the Spurs manager said. “You can not only judge Tottenham this season on the way they play or the position in the table but all the circumstances – playing at Wembley, moving from one stadium to another.“My players are heroes and deserve a lot of credit and whatever happens in the end of the season, I’m going to be happy my players are heroes. The circumstances are so tough and we are doing everything to fight to be competitive. Jürgen Klopp 31 March: Liverpool 2-1 TottenhamThe visitors had passed up three opportunities to take the lead when a mix-up between Hugo Lloris and Toby Alderweireld in the 90th minute saw the ball trickle over the line off the Belgium defender’s shin – the third time this season a goalkeeping error at the Kop end has contributed to a Liverpool win.  Tottenham Hotspur 2 December: Liverpool 1-0 EvertonThe Merseyside derby seemed to be heading for a stalemate until Jordan Pickford’s inexplicable mistake in the 96th minute allowed substitute Divock Origi to bundle the ball over the line. The victory kept Liverpool two points behind leaders Manchester City.  Share on Messenger “Of course it was a lucky punch, the header and the ball rolls in, but I told the boys after the game there are 500,000 different ways to win a football game and today was rather ugly. No problem, we take that. Without a bit of luck you cannot be in the position we are in. It’s not possible. The boys work so hard, I think they deserve a bit of luck. I am obviously very happy about the result.”Mauricio Pochettino insisted he was proud of his Tottenham “heroes” for their performance at Anfield but, after a fourth defeat in five Premier League games, admitted the reality of the club’s position was showing in the table. Share on Twitter Thank you for your feedback. Photograph: Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Offside Share on LinkedIn 7 October: Liverpool 0-0 Manchester CityWith both sides level on points at the top of the table, City were awarded a penalty in the 84th minute at Anfield after Virgil van Dijk brought down Leroy Sané. But with regular taker Sergio Agüero off the pitch, Riyad Mahrez shrugged off the claims of Gabriel Jesus before sending his spot kick over the bar. 17 January: Liverpool 4-3 Crystal PalacePegged back to 2-2 by James Tomkins with just 25 minutes to play, Liverpool were grateful for Julián Speroni’s moment of madness as the veteran goalkeeper – making his first Premier League appearance since December 2017 – gifted a goal to Mohamed Salah before Sadio Mané ensured Jürgen Klopp’s side stayed four points clear at the top.last_img read more

10 months agoWolves captain Coady: We must learn from Liverpool defeat

first_imgWolves captain Coady: We must learn from Liverpool defeatby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves captain Conor Coady says they must learn from defeat to Liverpool.Coady, facing his former club, believes that the clinical manner of the two goals underlines the quality of the Premier League.He said, “They’re top drawer, with their movement and the way that they drag people out of position, so fair play to them, but from our point of view we have to look at the goals and improve, and make sure we’re focusing for the full game.”The first goal is a great finish but we could have stopped that happening by stopping the quick free-kick being taken. However, we’ve switched off there and we’ve switched off when the cross comes in for the second one.”You can’t afford to do that against any team in this league, but they’re at the top of the league and they’re really going to punish you.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Sensex in red Reliance Industries down 157

first_imgMumbai:Indian equities traded in red during the morning trade session on Monday after opening slightly higher. Index heavyweight Reliance Industries was down 1.56 per cent on the BSE. Asian shares opened mixed as investors were cautious ahead of the Federal Reserve meeting. At 9.25 a.m. the Sensex was trading 112.01 points or 0.28 per cent lower at 39,340.06. It opened at 39,514.36 slightly higher from its Friday’s close of 39,452.07. The Nifty was down 40.15 points or 0.34 pet cent at 11,783.15. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in Sep Besides, investors continued to watch developments in the Middle East after a pair of oil tankers were attacked near the Strait of Hormuz on June 13. The incident escalates tensions in the region, heightening fears of a potential US-Iran military confrontation and disruption in oil supplies. Crude futures climbed 0.5 per cent the very next day. The Brent was trading at $62.20 per barrel, up by 0.3 per cent. Another point of concern for the markets said Deepak Jasani of HDFC Securities was the slowing of Chinese economy. “Chinese data pointed to the worst slowdown in industrial growth in 17 years. May industrial output growth slowed to a more than 17-year low, the weakest since 2002,” Jasani said.last_img read more

Ready for action to retrieve PoK Army chief

first_imgNew Delhi: Indian Army Chief, Gen. Bipin Rawat said on Thursday that the army is prepared for an operation to retrieve Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) from the clutches of Pakistan, if the government wants so. Rawat was replying to a media query on Union Minister Jitendra Singh’s statement who said that the next agenda of the government is retrieving PoK and making it a part of India. “All actions are decided upon by the central government. Agencies working under the government have to act in accordance with its directions… the Army remains always prepared for any kind of action,” Rawat told the media. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Earlier, Singh, who is Minister of State in PMO and also holds independent charge of the DONER ministry, had made the statement on PoK while talking about achievements of the Modi government after 100 days of its formation. “Now, the next agenda is retrieving PoK and making it a part of India. It’s not only me or my party’s commitment, but it’s a part of a resolution unanimously passed by Parliament in 1994 during Congress government headed by P.V. Narasimha Rao,” Singh had said in Jammu.last_img read more

Stars Attend BAFTA Los Angeles Tea Party 2018

first_imgThe British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA Los Angeles) celebrated the 2018 Awards Season with their annual Tea Party on Saturday, January 6, 2018.Emilia Clarke Attends BAFTA Los Angeles Tea PartyThe BAFTA Los Angeles Tea Party is one of the most prestigious events in the annual awards calendar, celebrating excellence in the craft, and wishing the best of luck to all nominees for the awards season ahead.Awards Season Nominees along with leading executives, celebrities and BAFTA members enjoyed British tea and scones, and cocktails in the uniquely relaxed surroundings of a traditional British Tea Party.Among the stars who attended were Sean Baker (The Florida Project), Claes Bang (The Square), Jacqueline Bisset (Amant Double), Mary J. Blige (Mudbound), Mark Bridges (Phantom Thread), Graham Broadbent (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Lisa Bruce (Darkest Hour), Amanda Brugel (The Handmaid’s Tale), Guy Burnet (Counterpart), Carter Burwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Naomi Campbell, Robin Campillo (BPM), Timothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name, EE BAFTA Rising Star Award Nominee), Jessica Chastain (Molly’s Game), Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), Pete Czernin (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project), Alexandre Desplat (The Shape of Water), O-T Fagbenle (The Handmaid’s Tale), Feras Fayyad (Last Man in Aleppo), Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid’s Tale), Peter Fonda (The Ballad of Lefty Brown), James Franco (The Disaster Artist), Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird), Mimi Polk Gitlin (The Breadwinner), Eiza Gonzalez (Baby Driver), Emily V. Gordon (The Big Sick), Gordon Greene (The Choir Director), Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name), Armie Hammer (Call Me by Your Name), Liz Hannah (The Post), David Harbour (Stranger Things), Justin Hartley (This Is Us), Paul Walter Hauser (I, Tonya), Erik Hemmendorff (The Square), Freddie Highmore (The Good Doctor), Kirby Howell-Baptiste (Downward Dog), LilRel Howery (Get Out), Isabelle Huppert (Claire’s Camera), Allison Janney (I, Tonya), Richard Jenkins (The Shape of Water), Nick Jonas (Ferdinand), Doug Jones (The Shape of Water), Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out, EE BAFTA Rising Star Award Nominee), Elliot Knight (Life Sentence), Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread), Diane Kruger (In the Fade), Katherine Langford (13 Reasons Why), Sebastián Lelio (A Fantastic Woman), Anthony Leo (The Breadwinner), Sonequa Martin-Green (Star Trek: Discovery), Tom McGrath (The Boss Baby), Laurie Metcalf (Lady Bird), Marco Morabito (Call Me By Your Name), Ramsey Naito (The Boss Baby), Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick), Dave Neustadter (The Disaster Artist), Scott Neustadter (The Disaster Artist), Lawrence O’Donnell (The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell), Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour), Ruben Ostlund (The Square), Amy Pascal (The Post), Jordan Peele (Get Out), Brooklynn Prince (The Florida Project), Issa Rae (Insecure), Sarah Rafferty (Suits), Dee Rees (Mudbound), Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Steven Rogers (I, Tonya), Andrew Rosen (The Breadwinner), Howard Rosenman (Call Me By Your Name), Lois Smith (Marjorie Prime), Aaron Sorkin (Molly’s Game), Sebastian Stan (I, Tonya), Taura Stinson (Mudbound), David Thewlis (Fargo), Charlotte Tilbury, Nora Twomey (The Breadwinner), Daniela Vega (A Fantastic Woman), Lotte Verbeek (Outlander), Diane Warren (Marshall), Emma Watson (Beauty and the Beast), George Waud (Ghosts of War), Ed Weeks (The Mindy Project), Erin Westerman (The Disaster Artist), Bradley Whitford (Get Out/The Post), Michelle Williams (All the Money in the World), Edgar Wright (Baby Driver), Joe Wright (Darkest Hour), and many more.As well as honoring the year’s nominees and winners, the Tea Party also raised awareness of BAFTA Los Angeles’ wider work including its Access for All campaign, a commitment to ensuring that talented individuals are offered a clear pathway to careers in the entertainment industry, uninhibited by background, demographics or personal circumstance. The campaign drives funds towards BAFTA LA’s acclaimed scholarship, education and community initiatives, allowing the organization to discover, support and nurture talented professionals.The BAFTA Los Angeles Awards Season Tea Party was presented by BBC America and the GREAT Britain campaign. Event sponsors included Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, Heineken, and American Airlines.last_img read more

UNbacked TV series peels back silence surrounding worldwide sexual violence

17 April 2008With one in three women worldwide suffering rape or attempted rape during her lifetime and at least one in three likely to be beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused, a United Nations-backed television series starting tomorrow will seek to peel away the silence surrounding these brutalities. “Even where there is no war, women’s bodies continue to be battlegrounds,” says Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, Executive Director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), which with other UN agencies provided information for “Women on the Frontline,” the seven-part investigative series by BBC World to be broadcast to some 300 million households. “Women and girls are at risk of violence when carrying out essential daily activities – within their homes, or while walking, taking public transport to work, collecting water or firewood. Demanding the end of violence against women is about protecting human rights and ensuring that women live in safety and dignity.” British singer Annie Lennox, presenting the series, stresses that violence against women threatens the lives of more young women than cancer, malaria or war. “It affects one in three women worldwide. It leaves women mentally scarred for life, and it is usually inflicted by a family member,” she says. Trafficking, sexual harassment, female genital mutilation, dowry murder, “honour” killings and female infanticide are also part of the problem. “The gaps in addressing violence against women are in terms of political will, resources and the strong involvement of men and boys in insisting on zero tolerance,” says Joanne Sandler, acting Executive Director of the UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM). “If we can’t put an end to the pandemic of violence against women, we can’t achieve any of the other agreed goals: development, equality or peace.” The seven films cover:Nepal, where thousands of women are trafficked each year; Turkey, where killing in the name of honour continues; Morocco, where women political activists who have survived torture and imprisonment testify before a Government truth and reconciliation commission; Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where women bear the brunt of a 10-year war in eastern provinces; Colombia, where women have been tortured in the shadow of a guerilla war; Mauritania, where women who have been raped may go to prison; and Austria, where, under a new law, perpetrators of domestic violence are forced to leave home. “We found girls who said they had been raped and who were being sent to prison for the simple reason that there was no tangible proof of this violence,” says Zeinabou Mint Taleb Moussa, a lawyer who heads the Mauritanian Association for Maternal and Child Health. “I would prefer them to go through the justice system or even better, I would prefer that the boys are arrested and the girls are recognized as victims.” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, acknowledging the depth of the problem, launched a multi-year campaign eight weeks ago to eliminate the scourge and a number of UN agencies are involved in various aspects of the battle. read more

French soccer teams to skip weekend of matches next month in protest

French soccer teams to skip weekend of matches next month in protest against tax plan by Jerome Pugmire, The Associated Press Posted Oct 24, 2013 7:41 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email PARIS – Furious over a government plan to impose a tax on them, French soccer teams have unanimously agreed to scrap matches over one weekend at the end of November as a protest.France’s professional clubs held an extraordinary general meeting Thursday to decide the next steps in their campaign against the government’s plan to implement a temporary 75 per cent marginal tax on employers for paying salaries above a million euros a year.Under the decision announced Thursday by Jean-Pierre Louvel, president of the Union of Professional Football Clubs, the league round scheduled for Nov. 29-Dec. 2 will not be played.“It’s a historic moment for French football. The whole of football has taken a very important decision,” Louvel said. “We’re talking about the death of French football. That’s why we are fighting and we will continue to fight.”Representatives of the clubs will meet with French President Francois Hollande next week to further discuss a solution to the situation. Louvel did not rule out further action being taken after the weekend of cancelled games.The last time games were boycotted in the French league was in 1972, but that was at the initiative of the players, the clubs’ union said. The decision received the backing of league president Frederic Thiriez, who was also present at the meeting.The tax was a campaign promise from Hollande, who pledged to rein in what he said was excessive executive pay out of line with the struggling economy. The tax is only supposed to be in place for two years, starting retroactively this year, and the government expects it to net $580 million. It would cost clubs $60 million over that period.On the days when matches won’t be played, the stadiums will be open for fans to visit and some entertainment will be provided.The promise of a tax hike was the most memorable promise of Hollande’s campaign, and polls have shown it was widely popular, even if it generated heavy criticism from business leaders and sports organizations.The amount it will generate is tiny when compared to France’s $2.8 trillion economy, but the government says it is more a symbolic measure than one meant to plug budget holes.This tax is capped at five per cent of the club’s annual revenue. Defending French champion Paris Saint-Germain, with massive backing from Qatari investors, won’t be too bothered by the measure. Neither will Monaco, which benefits from tax exemption on players’ salaries.But it would hit about a dozen clubs and the likes of Saint-Etienne, Lyon and Marseille would see it as a major blow, particularly if they fail to qualify for the lucrative Champions League.“Most of the clubs don’t make money, they lose money, so how is it possible for the clubs to pay taxes when they don’t have money left?” Saint-Etienne president Bernard Caizzo told The Associated Press. “This is the big point, instead of players paying tax, they want the clubs to pay the tax.”Many clubs operate at a loss and Lyon has pumped in millions into its new stadium.“When a (company) is losing money you try and help, not try and give a big kick on the head,” Caizzo said.French clubs already end up selling many of their top players to other leagues that offer higher salaries — such as England’s Premier League — and the new measures could force them to sell even more of their stars to balance the books.“French football is the most (taxed) in Europe, when we get 100 euros, we pay 70 euros to the state. Not in England, not in Germany, not in Italy, not in Spain,” Caizzo said. “Many clubs won’t be able to afford this and could disappear.”___Associated Press writer Sarah DiLorenzo in Paris contributed to this report. read more

Intercultural awareness and inclusion series launched by Brock International

The first in a series of workshops aiming to increase intercultural competency on campus is taking place Friday, July 20.Launched by Brock International Services, the series of workshops will focus on providing faculty and staff at Brock University with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to contribute to respectful and productive relationships on and off campus.With a growing international community representing more than 100 countries on campus, the ability to support students in their own cultural competence development is becoming increasingly vital to employers.By attending the first workshop, staff will be able to identify elements of visible and invisible culture, list elements of their own cultural identity and identify at least one inclusive practice that they can use in their work or life on campus.“Faculty and staff can expect to have an increased capacity to make the most of diversity’s proven contribution to increased performance and results,” said Trecia McLennon, Intercultural Communications Co-ordinator for Brock International Services. The first workshop is particularly relevant for staff who work directly with students and have not already attended an introductory intercultural workshop.Subsequent workshops are planned for July 26 and 30. The series is a prerequisite to all other course requirements through Focus on Learning that will comprise the Intercultural Certificate for faculty and staff, debuting in September.Registration is required and space is limited to 30 people. To register, please visit the Focus on Learning webpage, under the Training and Development section of Brock’s Human Resources website.Any questions can be directed to McLennon at x6211 or by email at read more

John Isner Is All Alone at Wimbledon

At a major international tournament, American men had a very bad day.Yes, the U.S. men’s soccer team did just fine Thursday, losing 0-1 to Germany but advancing to the knockout stage of the World Cup. But at Wimbledon, all but one of the four remaining American men exited the singles draw without winning a set. That leaves just John Isner to play in the third round. Isner is by far the highest-ranked American, but he’s often vulnerable to upsets at events outside the U.S.“I guess it’s better than last year. We didn’t have anybody past the second round,” Isner said of the American men’s success at Wimbledon, at a press conference Thursday. “At least there’s one guy past the second round.”Here’s a sign of how bad things have gotten for American men’s singles tennis: Even with all the early exits, Isner has to win just one more match for this tournament to count as a good Grand Slam by recent low standards. He’d be the lone American man in the fourth round for a second consecutive major, after five consecutive Grand Slams without any American man to make it to the Round of 16. The U.S. hasn’t had a male quarterfinalist at a Grand Slam since Isner and Andy Roddick reached that stage at the 2011 U.S. Open, nor a semifinalist in the five years since Roddick lost in the final at Wimbledon. No American man has won a major since Roddick did at the U.S. Open in 2003, and after every disappointing Grand Slam, the prospect of an American major champ seems farther away than it did at the one before.The situation is very different for the American women. They’re led by world No. 1 and five-time Wimbledon champ Serena Williams, who will be joined in the third round this year by her sister, Venus Williams, who also has won Wimbledon five times. Even more American women are outperforming their male counterparts. Three others have made the third round at Wimbledon, with one more, Victoria Duval — the 18-year-old who got into the tournament the hard way, by qualifying — still to play her second-round match.Isner isn’t an ideal American No. 1. He has a booming serve and one of the worst return games in the top 50. But without him, things would be truly bleak. For the third consecutive major, Isner is the only American man ranked high enough to get one of the 32 seeds. No other American man even ranks in the top 50.Sixteen countries have a No. 2 player ranked higher than the second-best American, No. 67 Sam Querrey, one of the players who lost on Thursday. Among the countries with a higher-ranked No. 2 player are Switzerland, Croatia and Austria, which have a combined population under 21 million — roughly the population of Texas. Three other countries with a population under 20 million have a No. 2 player ranked higher than Querrey. (It’s worth noting that tennis has become more popular globally since the 1980s, hence more countries are competing and leaving fewer spots for the traditional powers.) The strength of the No. 2 player matters, as a proxy for depth of talent and for the Davis Cup, the international team competitions with two singles slots.To Denis Kudla, a 21-year-old American who lost his second-round match here Thursday, international comparisons aren’t fair because of tennis’s relatively slight stature among U.S. sports. “Tennis is our fifth or sixth sport,” he said in an interview last week. “People just have to be patient.”American women fare better in the equivalent international comparison, perhaps partly because female athletes have fewer professional options and tennis is one of the most lucrative. Just two countries have higher-ranked No. 2 players than Sloane Stephens of the U.S.: Serbia and Italy.Strong prior American male generations — John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors; Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras — cast a long shadow over Roddick and his peers, former top-10 members James Blake and Mardy Fish. But the Roddick generation was far stronger than the current one, as demonstrated by the decline in the number of American players in the majors’ draws, of seeded American players and of American players who reach the third round. “I think what happened is, maybe we missed a generation,” Kudla said. “The generation behind Roddick maybe didn’t pan out like it was supposed to.”“Every country goes through a slump,” Benjamin Becker, a German player who played for Baylor University, said in an interview this week. “It’s not easy to always have these prodigies like Agassi, Sampras, McEnroe, [Jim] Courier and Connors. A lot of times, countries take generations off.” He added, “I’m very confident that an American player will be soon at the top level.”Two young Americans who hope to fulfill Becker’s prediction had modest success last week, qualifying for Wimbledon by winning matches on adjacent courts at the Bank of England Sports Centre while monitoring each other’s progress. Ryan Harrison, who was watching Kudla’s match during changeovers of his own contest, said in an interview that in an individual sport, national rankings don’t matter much. “The U.S. is always concerned about how many top players they have,” Harrison said. “The only thing I’m concerned about is my own development, my own career.”He added: “The U.S. has to really understand that we’re working. We’re doing what we can here.” read more

Weekly football picks Week 7

Justin Zwick Last week: 1-2 Overall: 15-5 Picks: Ohio State, Iowa, Arkansas Quinn Pitcock Last week: 2-1 Overall: 14-6 Picks: Ohio State, Michigan, Arkansas The only game featuring a difference of opinion last week was Michigan State-Michigan. Sparty’s 34-17 victory gave James Laurinaitis, Quinn Pitcock and Zack Meisel 2-1 weeks. Justin Zwick suffered his first losing week of the season, as he returned closer to the pack at 15-5 overall. Laurinaitis and Pitcock trail Zwick by just one game. Senior basketball player Dallas Lauderdale checks in two games off the pace. This week, every participant expects Ohio State to knock off Wisconsin, but opinion is spread out on the other two contests. THIS WEEK’S GAMES No. 1 Ohio State @ No. 18 Wisconsin No. 15 Iowa @ Michigan No. 12 Arkansas @ No. 7 Auburn James Laurinaitis Last week: 2-1 Overall: 14-6 Picks: Ohio State, Iowa, Auburn Dallas Lauderdale Last week: 1-2 Overall: 13-7 Picks: Ohio State, Iowa, Auburn Zack Meisel Last week: 2-1 Overall: 11-9 Picks: Ohio State, Iowa, Auburn read more

Amazons FrustrationFree packaging is anything but

first_imgThis is anything but frustration-free. Sure, the plastic shell you have to cut open has gone, and there’s no plastic beyond the cable connector covers, but I have about 90% too much packaging for such small products and two little paper manuals covering exactly the same details.My question to Amazon is simply: why? These cables should be stacked in a container at your warehouse and picked up as and when they are ordered. Instead, it looks as though each one is given a box that can fit multiple cables in. As you can see here, the two cables piled in one box still leaves plenty of room for another one.So how much of this packaging wasn’t needed? Here’s my take on what the cables could have been shipped in (left) compared to the additional packaging I received (right):It’s also worth pointing out the smaller box each HDMI cable was in actually felt stronger than the larger box making it more than adequate as a shipping box on its own.I’d be interested to hear how many other people are getting this much additional packaging on products Amazon is advertising as free from such waste. In 2008 Amazon introduced a new initiative called Frustration-Free Packaging. The idea was simple, cost saving, and welcomed by just about everyone except hard drive buyers.The goal was for Amazon to replace the horrible, thick plastic wrapping that a lot of products are welded inside with a simple plastic bag and small cardboard shipping box or envelope. In some cases just a small box would be required meaning no excess plastic shipped at all. Also, all packaging can be recycled and each shipment would be “without excess packaging materials” according to the FAQ.I certainly appreciated receiving my items in such simple packaging I could recycle, but my latest purchase makes me think Amazon has forgotten a major reason why it started offering frustration-free packaging in the first place.Last week I purchased two 3 meter HDMI cables from the UK Amazon store. Visitors to know that when buying a HDMI cable you shouldn’t be spending a lot of money on an expensive cable. It’s a digital cable, so it either works or it doesn’t. I therefore chose the AmazonBasics cable that advertises frustration-free packaging and is sold at a more than reasonable price.What I expected to arrive today was a package containing two cables in no more than a small box just big enough to house them. What I got was a mass of cardboard in the form of 3 boxes and a large amount of box-filling paper. In total there was easily enough space to pack 20 of these HDMI cables in the packaging provided.Here’s the packaging in the stages that I opened it:last_img read more

How many seminaked protestors stormed the House of Commons Its the week

first_img 28,915 Views 7 Comments Image: Extinction Rebellion/Twitter Apr 6th 2019, 7:01 PM By Adam Daly Saturday 6 Apr 2019, 7:00 PM EVERY WEEK, offers a selection of statistics and numerical nuggets to help you digest the week that has just passed.80: The percentage of Irish people who would rather stay in summer time if the clocks stop changing twice a year.60: The number of candidates that Aontú – the party launched by former Sinn Féin TD Peadar Tóibín – will stand in the upcoming local and European elections in May.11: The number of semi-naked protestors who entered the public gallery in the House of Commons in Westminster on Monday while MPs were debating a series of motions on where Brexit goes next.1/10: The number of people who are spending over 60% of their income on rent in Ireland. 21: The percentage of newly homeless families in Dublin last year who were non-EU citizens.€383,000: The average cost of a house in Dublin, a 4% rise in the first three months of the year. €2.5 million: The amount of money awarded by the High Court to a woman who has terminal cervical cancer over the alleged misreading of a smear test.10: The number of confirmed cases of measles in Dublin since the start of February. 43 million: The number of years that a fossil of a four-legged whale found by palaeontologists in Peru dates back to. $35 billion: The record-breaking divorce settlement between Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his soon-to-be ex-wife MacKenzie Bezos. 2: The number of Irish authors shortlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award – the world’s most valuable annual literary prize for English fiction. Image: Extinction Rebellion/Twitter Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL How many semi-naked protestors stormed the House of Commons? It’s the week in numbers Plus: The average cost of a house in Dublin. Share8 Tweet Email last_img read more