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School District 60 has 16 million surplus for 20172018 school year

first_imgAuditors are now reviewing the district’s operations for next year and a final financial statement could be ready as soon as next month. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Board for School District 60 met Monday where they reviewed their finances for the 2017-2018 school year.As of June 30th, the total revenue for the district was $64,292,961 while their expenses were $61,586,219.The district had a cash surplus of $2.7 million but transfers into capital assets left the total operating surplus at $1.6 million.last_img

IsraeliPalestinian conflict inflicting mental harm on regions children UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today voiced concern for the children being killed and injured in the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, noting that surveys have shown that youngsters in the region were experiencing more emotional problems than a year ago.According to the agency’s office in the West Bank and Gaza, 194 children under the age of 18 have been killed, including 166 Palestinians and 27 Israelis, since the most recent Intifadah started more than a year ago. The bulk of UNICEF’s emergency programme in the region has been focused on helping the children and their families to deal with stress generated by the conflict.Speaking in Geneva, Pierre Poupard, UNICEF Special Representative in the West Bank and Gaza, reiterated the agency’s call on Israel to ensure that children under 18 were not targeted in the conflict, as well as its call for the Palestinian Authority to expand measures to discourage those under 18 from participating in any violent action.”Children are paying a heavy and disproportionate price,” he said. “More must be done to ensure that all the region’s children are protected both from the direct and indirect impacts of this tragic conflict.”Some of the problems faced by Palestinian children that have been documented by academic institutions and other non-governmental organizations include nightmares, bed-wetting, insomnia and irregular sleep. “Fear is also common,” Mr. Poupard said. “Fear of darkness, fear of sleeping alone, leaving the house, strangers, loud noises and sudden movements.” UNICEF said it had no data on the psychological effect of the conflict on children in Israel but they were also very likely to be suffering from emotional stress caused by the fighting. read more

Even The Orioles Have A Shot In The AL East

emmaspan: Oh my gosh. I changed my mind: Orioles are going all the way this year. New York Yankeesneil: All right, let’s move on to the Yankees. According to the numbers, at least, they might be the most underrated team in baseball — which I never thought I’d actually hear a Yankee team described as.dszymborski: One surprising — and positive — thing about New York is just how young its good pitching is. I do this thing called “contribution age,” in which I weight a team’s age by its projected WAR, and the Yankees actually have the second-youngest pitching staff based on where they’re getting the value from (slightly behind the Mets).emmaspan: Do you think those young guys are ready, Dan? Luis Severino did look really strong last year, but small sample size and all that.dszymborski: Oh, I’m frightened by the downside, but a lot of the contributions that they’re going to get will need to be from those young/youngish guys. I’m bullish on Severino especially, simply because he’s one of the few starters that actually has his arm completely intact.emmaspan: Speaking of which, I worry about Michael Pineda staying healthy. I mean, also every other pitcher in the league, but Pineda has a long list of injury issues.neil: Masahiro Tanaka, too, has his own injury history as well.emmaspan: A good chunk of the Yankees’ season probably hangs on Tanaka’s elbow, which is pretty precarious. And I think at CC Sabathia‘s age, it’s unlikely he’ll get back to his top form, which is too bad, because he was enormously fun to watch.dszymborski: He was one of the great hopes for the next 300-game winner for a while, too. Watching his ZiPS career projection for wins come down year after year is very depressing. It peaked at 274 five years ago. Now it’s down to 231.emmaspan: Aw, CC. At least it sounds like he’s in a good place off the field and that’s great.neil: But is it fair to say the Yankees will probably once again be somewhere between OK and pretty decent on both the runs scored and allowed fronts? That was their formula last season, but it fell short of what are always the ravenous expectations in the Bronx.dszymborski: That seems about right. It’s an old risky team that can still patch together enough of a run to remain solid.emmaspan: That’s what I think. Their lineup is still overly reliant on old (by baseball standards) players but they shored it up a bit this offseason. I think it’ll be serviceable, and like the last few years, probably enough to put them in contention for a wild card. Money can’t buy you a championship, but it can keep you from totally sucking.dszymborski: I find using “old” a more loaded term these days, given how quickly baseball is running out of players that are older than I am.emmaspan: You should love the Yankees, then, Dan. Speaking of old, I thought for sure A-Rod would be cooked last year, but he was one of their best players. Is there any way he manages that again?dszymborski: I think he could. The question before last year was whether, after injuries and missing a year, he’d be able to do it at all. That he did it once should make us slightly more optimistic.neil: A-Rod’s regression potential, though, is another limiting factor for that lineup that probably keeps them more “OK” than “great.”dszymborski: Some of the issues in the offense would look less urgent if not for the Greg Bird injury.emmaspan: Yeah, not a great idea to go in without a good Mark Teixeira backup plan.neil: And what do we make of this bullpen Death Star they’ve built when Aroldis Chapman returns from suspension?emmaspan: It could make up for some of those rotation question marks — you don’t need to rely on length from that group of starters. For me, it would be more fun to watch if their buy-low on Chapman while he was under investigation for domestic violence hadn’t been so discouraging. But yes, from a pure baseball perspective, it’ll still be a spectacle.One of the more impressive aspects of the Yankees’ recent history is that for all their issues, they’ve done a good job replacing Mariano Rivera, which is a tall order. None of these guys are Mo, don’t get me wrong, but the bullpen hasn’t really been one of their problems. Baltimore Oriolesneil: You guys have just told me why any of the Jays, Red Sox, Yankees or Rays could win this division without anything too crazy happening. Does it stand to reason that Baltimore, who won this division as recently as two years ago, also fits that description?dszymborski: Pretty much. Although there’s something depressing about the fact that the Os had to increase their payroll to $150 million just to essentially maintain last year’s roster. (Which went 81-81.)emmaspan: They would surprise me the most of any AL East team, but even for them I would say they still have a shot. They’re gonna clobber a ton of home runs. That pitching, though.neil: The rotation looks especially shaky.dszymborski: It’s essentially four soft-tossing righties and Kevin Gausman, who they spent all of last year trying to use in the most awkward way imaginable.emmaspan: We did a big article on Jake Arrieta this week. Between what he said about his time in Baltimore and what the scout we talked to said about Gausman, yikes. Developing pitching prospects is risky for any team, but the Orioles desperately need to break this pattern.dszymborski: I think the Os lead the league in home runs, go 81-81, and the organization can’t quite figure out why.emmaspan: Their path to success is similar to last year’s Jays: out-slug all comers. But, again, for the Jays that involved picking up one of the best pitchers in baseball at the deadline, and that’s a tall order.dszymborski: Baltimore’s closer to a rebuild than any of the other AL East teams, I think. The farm’s dried up, they can’t increase payroll any more, and Manny Machado’s only got three years to free agency now.emmaspan: I feel awful for Orioles fans if the team doesn’t extend Machado and he goes elsewhere. Oof.dszymborski: I’m from Baltimore! I’m slowly coming to terms that he’s signing somewhere else for $300 million.emmaspan: I do think they have kind of a secret weapon in Buck Showalter, who can win you a few extra one-run games. And Yovani Gallardo should be pretty solid. It’s not an inspiring signing, but it’s something.dszymborski: Despite the doom and gloom, they do have a playoff scenario. It’s just that they’re going to have to face some tough questions quicker than the others.emmaspan: Your 2015 Baltimore Orioles: “Well, It’s Something.”neil: Better or worse than “Why Not?” neil (Neil Paine, senior sportswriter): All right — the AL East is perennially one of the most competitive divisions in baseball, but the balance of power has shifted a bit away from the classic Yankees-Red Sox rivalry in recent years. Do we think that will persist this year with Toronto winning again, or do we have reason to think New York and especially Boston will return to their former glories?dszymborski: Well, both teams have a plausible case to contention, though either could come off the rails very quickly. I think it’s truer than ever that there are no great AL East teams or even any great AL teams, period.emmaspan: I’d agree with Dan that the AL East is pretty wide open. It wouldn’t shock me to see any of these teams squeak into a wild-card spot. And I believe SI’s preseason predictions for the AL East last year ended up being an exact inversion of the final standings. So everyone should definitely listen to me.dszymborski: The nice thing about the “all teams are plausible!” prediction is that people end up having to be less specific in their anger at me by the time the season ends.emmaspan: I think Boston will be pretty good this year, although to be fair, I also thought that last year, and, well. But I think the race is likelier to be between the Red Sox and the Blue Jays than the Yankees. All three of those teams have a lot of question marks in their rotations, but I think the Sox and Jays have lineups that can cover for a lot of that, and I’m not sure I’d say the same for New York. Tampa Bay Raysneil: Maybe the real wild card in this division (not literally the AL Wild Card, just the figure of speech — although maybe the literal Wild Card, too) is the Tampa Bay Rays. PECOTA is picking them to win the division, on the strength of a really outlier-ish fielding performance. What do you think? Are the Rays back?dszymborski: Yeah, ZiPS had the opposite: Rays at 80-82.neil: I think most other sources were more in line with ZiPS. Vegas pegged them with an over/under of 78 wins.emmaspan: I don’t think the Rays are back quite yet, but they’re better, and if a few things went right for them, the Wild Card is pretty realistic. I do think they’ll have good defense (Kevin Kiermaier by himself is basically a good defense), and potentially a strong rotation.dszymborski: Yeah, it could happen for sure. They’re a non-terrible team in a wide-open division.emmaspan: I just don’t see them hitting enough. But a few surprise performances and a couple of trades and who knows?dszymborski: You’re really seeing some of the effects of their recent drafts not bearing fruit yet. Only a single drafted Ray since David Price in 2007 has five WAR in the majors: Kiermaier.emmaspan: I’m pretty fascinated to see if Kiermaier’s insane defensive stats hold up. I mean, he’s obviously an excellent, excellent centerfielder — but worth five wins on defense alone?dszymborski: There’s gotta be some regression on that. Defensive stats are just so volatile. But even at +15, he’s a valuable player.emmaspan: Yeah, generally you take a single season of defensive stats with large grains of salt. That said, you watch him field, and he really is awesome. Obligatory plug — check out last week’s issue of SI for more on Kiermaier and his crazy centerfielding.dszymborski: I prefer “centerfieldery.” Sounds better after “feats of.”emmaspan: You’re right. Let’s go with “crazy feats of centerfieldery.” I won’t tell the SI copy desk if you don’t.neil: But it sounds like you both are somewhat skeptical of that +56 fielding runs above average PECOTA is spitting out for Tampa. Do they have much of a plausible path to the division crown if that doesn’t end up happening? Looking at the rest of their roster, it doesn’t seem like there’s enough else there.dszymborski: To establish +56 as a baseline, you gotta do it longer. (It’s like projecting Bonds in his 73-homer season. Even though he did hit 73, you probably shouldn’t have projected it beforehand.) And without that +56, it’s tougher for the Rays. But remember, I don’t see them being quite that good defensively and still think there’s a path — just not the most likely one.emmaspan: Right. I don’t think it’s likely but, again, it wouldn’t be shocking. Chris Archer is awesome. Matt Moore’s looked great. I think Drew Smyly can be good. Combine a really good rotation with very good fielding — even if it isn’t +56 fielding runs above average — and stranger things have happened.neil: In fairness, I should also say their catchers — specifically, Hank Conger and René Rivera — are really good framers. So some of that is being factored into PECOTA.emmaspan: Evan Longoria going back to his star levels would go a long way towards helping. I don’t know how likely that is. And even if it did, I still think they need a couple bats. But I don’t think they’re far away from contending.dszymborski: No, just need some things to go right. Like when you don’t want to do your homework and there’s a 40 percent chance of snow in the forecast. In honor of the 2016 Major League Baseball season, which starts Sunday, FiveThirtyEight is assembling some of our favorite baseball writers to chat about the year to come. Today, we focus on the American League East with Sports Illustrated senior editor Emma Span and ESPN analyst Dan Szymborski. The transcript below has been edited.Toronto Blue JaysBoston Red SoxNew York YankeesTampa Bay RaysBaltimore Orioles Embed Code dszymborski: I know the whole “Why Not?” song. I had the 1989 team video on VHS. It also included a Mickey Tettleton version of “I Love Mickey.” Ben Lindbergh joins the Hot Takedown podcast to preview the 2016 MLB season. Toronto Blue Jaysneil: Well, let’s talk about the team that won the division last year, the Blue Jays. They were arguably the best team in baseball last season (sorry, Royals), but neither FanGraphs nor Baseball Prospectus’s projections think they’re the frontrunners this season. What do we think? Was last year their peak, or can they be as good this time around?emmaspan: The Blue Jays are my pick to win the division this year. Like last year, their lineup should be terrifying, but their rotation is less steady than you’d like. They’ll miss David Price. But when you can outscore everyone on the planet like that, it makes up for a lot.dszymborski: I think they come back to earth a bit. Not a lot went wrong last year. They’ll score a ton of runs, but there’s certainly some downside risk there. Though they’re still competitive, like the rest of the AL East.emmaspan: Even assuming that Josh Donaldson, Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion won’t all have 40-HR seasons like last year, they can still bludgeon a lot of pitchers. They should also have a full year of Marcus Stroman, which could be huge (though I do worry a little about putting so much pressure on a kid who only had five starts last year).I covered the Blue Jays in the playoffs last year, including that crazy ALDS Game 5, and it was something else. I actually might be overestimating them a little because of how insane that moment was.neil: It was an incredible moment. But at that stage of the season, they’d also been buoyed by deadline pickups (in addition to actually playing to their run differential). Do they need to go out and get pieces again?emmaspan: I think they need a pitcher. Though there probably won’t be another David Price lying around.dszymborski: And even if there was, trading for a second David Price is tough.emmaspan: Yes. And their new GM has expressed reluctance to make those huge moves, which I know has some Jays fans worried.dszymborski: Yeah, say that the Nats are terrible and Stephen Strasburg is available. That’s all well and good, but it will be harder for the Jays to come up with another trade package in 2016.emmaspan: But one other thing in their favor — their offense was that good without Troy Tulowitzki hitting very well. He’ll help their defense regardless, but if he can return to even kinda his usual form, that’s huge. Even if you don’t get another ace at the deadline, even just a solid mid-rotation guy can be enough when you score 18 runs per game. (Slight exaggeration.)neil: Only slight.emmaspan: They also could use another reliable bullpen arm or two, I think. That might be easier to come by.dszymborski: But they have the mid-rotation guys. It’s the ace-type that you can confidently start six times in the playoffs they don’t have.emmaspan: I think Stroman can be that guy, though they’ll want to watch his innings this year.dszymborski: It’s a lot to put on a guy who just came back from one injury.emmaspan: Also, I personally am ready for the R.A. Dickey renaissance. Is it likely? OK, no. But it would be wonderful and you never fucking know with knuckleballers. (Please feel free to edit out my profanity — I get very worked up about knuckleballs.)neil: Profanity is fine, but only in the context of knuckleball pitchers.dszymborski: Dickey hasn’t been disappointing even, just not super inspiring: a slightly above-average pitcher that never misses a start. He’s also only 41 — he can be around for another decade or so.emmaspan: Right, but I vividly remember his Cy Young season for the Mets. That was crazy fun.dszymborski: That mid-year stretch when nobody scored on him ever!emmaspan: And he had a few great starts last year, too, if I recall correctly. It’s still in there, somewhere, maybe!dszymborski: 2.80 second-half ERA!emmaspan: There you go. In my mind the AL Cy Young is already sewn up. Everyone else can go home.neil: You said it, Emma — you never (fucking) know with guys like that. But barring some kind of Dickey renaissance, the Jays’ only really question mark is the rotation, it seems. Emma said she’s picking Toronto as favorites; what say ye, Dan?dszymborski: Slightly picking Red Sox. But again, this is a year in which I can just project everybody to have a fun time.emmaspan: Red Sox were a close second for me. We pretty much agree, which means this is probably the Rays’ year. Boston Red Soxneil: You guys sound high on the Red Sox, despite the last-place finish a year ago. How much of that is the offseason additions (David Price, Craig Kimbrel, etc.) and how much is simply the guys who had down seasons a year ago bouncing back in some way, shape or form?dszymborski: I’m slightly higher on them than the Yankees. I actually picked them as very slight division favorites, but a lot can still go wrong.emmaspan: The latter, for me — the Red Sox played much better the second half of last year than the first. It looked like things were starting to come together. And any time you can add a durable (so far) ace like Price, it’s a big boost.dszymborski: Hard to go wrong signing David Price!emmaspan: I don’t think Hanley Ramirez or Pablo Sandoval will necessarily return to form, but if they can just be decent, there’s still a lot to like in that lineup.dszymborski: Ramirez at least seems to have more buy-in about playing first base. I urged people not to overrate how good he’d be in left field, but I didn’t see that disaster coming. I’m less optimistic on Sandoval. It was such a strange pair of signings. Third base was the logical reason to sign either Hanley or Sandoval going into last winter, but then they signed both.emmaspan: I wouldn’t say I’m optimistic about Sandoval, either, but last year was his worst ever and he’s still only 29, so I don’t think a return to (at least) mediocrity is out of the question. But yeah, those were strange moves even at the time. Personally, I will miss the sheer adventure of Hanley in left. A real adrenaline rush.dszymborski: I think the GM change is good for the Red Sox not just because of any managerial issue, just because it’s easier to walk away from various Sandoval/Ramirez experiments if they go poorly. Dave Dombrowski has nothing personally invested in Sandoval’s contract working out.emmaspan: That “if” is very generous of you.dszymborski: I’m a sunny optimist.neil: Yeah, I wanted to ask about the regime change there — Dombrowski is demonstrably one of the best GMs in baseball, but what is he going to do to succeed where Ben Cherington failed? And what do we make of that story where John Henry backed away from sabermetrics a bit as a guiding strategy?emmaspan: We’ll obviously have to see how it plays out, but I think the John Henry quotes got a little overblown — I think what he was saying is that they want to use a good mixture of analytics and scouting, which at this point is hardly controversial. Or shouldn’t be.dszymborski: Yeah. His comments also came at a slow time in the news cycle, so they got blown up a bit. Though Ruben Amaro and their “secret analytics” was highly entertaining for a few days.emmaspan: One of the most fun aspects of SI’s baseball season preview every year is we talk to a bunch of scouts, anonymously, about every team. They have some really fascinating (and funny) insights that you don’t get from even the best statistical analysis — but, of course, they also are spectacularly wrong sometimes. The Red Sox obviously did very well by sabermetrics and I don’t see them tossing it over the side. Almost all the best teams in baseball right now are teams that have done a good job balancing those perspectives.dszymborski: It used to be you had a serious divide between teams using data well and teams that don’t. That’s so much not the case these days.emmaspan: One thing to watch with Dombrowski is how much freedom he gets from ownership. That was an issue with Cherington, apparently, at several key points in his tenure.dszymborski: Yeah, he never really had the political capital that Theo Epstein did.emmaspan: You can be the best GM in the world, but if the owners insist that you hire Bobby Valentine, well …neil: Fair enough. So if Red Sox fans had any reason to panic, it should be more about maybe, say, the back end of that rotation than any grand shift in organization direction.emmaspan: Yes, although ownership meddling is something to be wary of in that and other areas.dszymborski: As organizations have more complex management structures and ownership groups continue to get more involved, I think chalking moves up to a specific GM isn’t as useful as it once was. A FiveThirtyEight Chat More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed neil: So, to recap: slight edge to the Jays, but maybe the Red Sox, Yankees or even the Rays … And the Orioles will either finish last or recapture the spirit of ’89 in song and performance.emmaspan: That about sums it up on my end.dszymborski: Seems like a reasonable wrapup. And hi, Nate. I see you typing.natesilver (Nate Silver, editor in chief): Thanks, Dan and Emma!emmaspan: Hi Nate! [waves]natesilver: Was gonna say that we really need to work on an oral history of the 1991 Detroit Tigers: Tettleton + Fielder + Deer + Incaviglia = AWESOME.neil: Save it for the AL Central chat, Nate. :)emmaspan: And don’t give me any ideas you don’t want me to steal. read more

The Miami Heat Are The Most Impressive Playoff Team So Far

With the first round of the NBA playoffs nearing its halfway point, much has played out according to pre-playoff expectations, and that’s been good news for the better-seeded team in each series. Six of eight matchups have had double-digit average per-game victory margins; hell, the San Antonio Spurs have thumped the Memphis Grizzlies by an average of 29 points per game. It’s a massacre out there.But not everything has followed that pattern. Using our Elo ratings (which measure a team’s strength at a given moment), we found the teams that have exceeded their regular-season expectations the most since the playoffs tipped off last weekend. And even given the lack of first-round surprises so far, some teams have managed to raise eyebrows with their play, as we highlight in the video below:Chief among those teams: the Miami Heat, who are, um, torching [One of you owes me 20 push-ups. — Ed.] the Charlotte Hornets in their series thus far. Although our model expected Miami to win by 3.9 points per game, the Heat have prevailed by an average margin of 22 a game. With guys like Hassan Whiteside and Justise Winslow in the mix, you might think the Heat’s defense — stingy during the regular season — is behind this run. But no, it’s an unstoppable offense that’s driving the Heat’s blowouts.That Heat attack is averaging 1.24 points per play, according to Synergy Sports Technology; that’s the best of any team in the playoffs. According to data from the NBA’s player-tracking SportVU tech, Miami’s pick-and-roll performance has jumped from 91.1 points per 100 chances created by those plays during the regular season to 121.8 per 100 chances in the playoffs. Luol Deng is hitting 55 percent of his 3-pointers; Whiteside is shooting 88 percent around the rim; and Dwyane Wade is scoring 22 points per game with an assortment of crafty, old-man moves.Josh Richardson is perhaps most emblematic of the Heat getting, well, hot [Forty. — Ed.]. The rookie averaged only 21 minutes over 52 games this regular season, but he’s second on the Heat in minutes during the playoffs and, according to Synergy, is tied for the league lead in spot-up attempts — and leads outright in makes.As a team, the Heat are shooting out of their minds. So on to the natural question: Can this last? According to SportVU data that estimates shot difficulty using variables such as location, shot distance and the defender’s proximity, the Heat are taking extremely difficult shots — their playoff shot selection is of a similar difficulty to the Minnesota Timberwolves’ during the regular season, which was third-worst in the league. The difference is, their effective field goal percentage on those shots is 14.2 percentage points higher than you’d expect, given the types of shots they’re taking. (For reference, no team finished the regular season more than 4.1 percentage points better than expectation.)But although the Heat will probably cool off [I’ll just let you know when you can stop. — Ed.] before their series against Charlotte is over, our predictions now list them as 82 percent favorites to advance into the second round. If Miami gets there, a matchup against Toronto — which has underperformed its own expectations in the first round — seems likely, so we might even get to witness a fun experiment in whether “momentum” can carry over from one round to the next.Check out FiveThirtyEight’s 2016 NBA Playoff Predictions. read more

Essequibo couples home invaded by masked bandits

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedElderly Corentyne couple assaulted, robbed of millions by armed bandits in home invasionOctober 27, 2018In “Crime”Gunmen rob another family in Helena #1, MahaicaSeptember 4, 2016In “Crime”Masked gunmen terrorize, rob Essequibo familyFebruary 9, 2015In “Crime” -Suspect in custody An Essequibo couple, residing at Onderneeming Sandpit in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) were left in a state of shock as their privacy and home were invaded by three masked bandits, armed with deadly weapons, who robbed the couple of a quantity of cash.37-year-old security guard, Simman Rodrigues and his wife retired to bed around 20:00 hrs on Saturday night but awoke to a loud sound coming from one of their rooms around 3:30hrs on Sunday.Rodrigues said he and his wife were then confronted by two masked men, one of whom placed a handgun to his head and demanded gold and cash. The other bandit used a knife to threaten Rodrigues’ wife. A third bandit was said to be waiting in the yard.The couple were reportedly robbed of $3000 cash, one tablet valued $18000 and four cellular phones valued at $103,000.The incident was reported to the Suddie Police Station and a suspect has since been arrested as investigations continue.Inews understands that a 25-year-old unemployed man from Reliance village on the Essequibo Coast  is presently in police custody assisting with investigations concerning the  alleged armed robbery which took place. read more

WSDOT wants to tally cyclists and walkers

first_imgOLYMPIA — The Washington Department of Transportation is asking for volunteers to help them track the growing number of people who walk or bike as their main mode of transportation.WSDOT and Cascade Bicycle Club are working with FeetFirst, Washington Bikes and Futurewise to count walkers and cyclists Sept. 26 through Sept. 28.The count ensures people who walk or ride are counted as essential users of the transportation system.About 400 volunteers are needed. Last year, volunteers counted more than 78,000 people who regularly walk or bike in communities around the state, including Vancouver.Volunteer registration is now open. To sign up, visit more information, visit

Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naibs idiocy and foolhardiness allows Pakistan to escape with

first_imgAfghanistan had the game in the palm of their hands. Their spinners, Mujib-ur-Rahman, Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan along with part-timer Samiullah Shenwari had strangled the life out of Pakistan’s batting. Pakistan needed 46 runs off the last five overs at over 9/over but even getting singles was looking very tough against the spinners. But then for some bizzarre, inexplicable reason, Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib decided to bring himself to bowl the 46th over. Even the most capable lawyer in the world would be unable to defend Gulbadin. There was no justification for this decision. He had gone for over 5 runs an over in his spell up till that point. Imad Wasim suddenly had pace to work with and the lack of discipline from Gulbadin led to 18 runs being scored in that over. Suddenly, the required run-rate and deficit between runs required and ball remaining came down drastically. Furthermore, Imad Wasim had hit his stride. The last ball from Gulbadin was a near-yorker and conceded just a single. But the less said about the other balls, including a wide, the better.  Imad Wasim was the man of the matchTwitter/Cricket World CupRashid Khan bowled the next over but now Imad was looking confident and well set while Rashid was under way more pressure than before. A lucky boundary of an outside edge on the third ball of the over further added to Afghanistan’s woes. The next ball produced a run out but that proved to be a counter-productive as Wahab Riaz played two brilliant shots to get a four and six and eventually succeeded in bringing the required rate to just run a ball – 10 runs needed off 10 balls.Pakistan needed 6 off the last over. Gulbadin had the option of bowling Samiullah Shinwari, the part-time spinner whose 8 overs went for just 32 runs and his last over had proved very hard to score of. But Gulbadin decided to take the responsibility of bowling the last over himself and as expected, Pakistan got past the line in a match that they shouldn’t have been allowed to win.Even Man of the Match Imad Wasim accepted at the presentation ceremony that Gulbadin was the only bowler that could have been targeted as the ball was turning square and the Afghan spinners were world class. This loss will and should hurt Afghanistan and their captain badly.last_img read more

GAO Report Finds Federal Agencies Spend Very Little of their Advertising Budgets

first_imgBy Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire ContributorOver the past five fiscal years from 2013 to 2017, federal government agencies have spent approximately $5 billion in advertising, but a minute share—$327 million—went to minority-owned businesses, according to a long-awaited report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO).The federal government serves as the largest advertiser in the country.While non-minority-owned businesses continue to rake in billions of dollars in federal advertising money, Hispanic-owned businesses received just $192 million over five years—or about $38.4 million per year.NNPA President Benjamin Chavis speaks outside of the U.S. Capitol during a joint press conference between NNPA and NAHP. The press conference was attended by Washington, D.C. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (far left). (Freddie Allen/AMG/NNPA via Facebook)Black-owned businesses netted just $51 million—or roughly $10 million per year over the five years covered in the new report, which was prepared over a nine-month period beginning last October. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus requested the report.Native American-owned businesses were the recipients of $50 million in advertising spending over the past five fiscal years while Asian American-owned enterprises received $31 million, according to the report.Ethnicities classified as “other” received $3 million.“Today, the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) and the National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP) received the long-awaited report from the United States GAO, a report that was triggered by the NNPA and NAHP working with the Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton’s office, members of the Congressional Black Caucus, and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus,” said NNPA President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. “This factual report exposes gross, racial discrimination and the refusal of the federal agencies cited in the report to be serious about diversity and inclusion with respect to annual federal spending on advertising.”Dr. Chavis continued: “For the government to admit today, on the record, that in the last five fiscal years, nearly $5 billion was spent on advertising and yet only a total of $327 million was actually spent on minority-owned businesses…this report is not surprising nor is it shocking, but it does reveal the consequences of systemic racial discrimination in both Republican and Democratic administrations when it comes to federal advertising spending.”last_img read more

Spiders found able to custom build webs to trap best food source

first_imgDew on a spider’s web in the morning. Credit: Wikipedia/Luc Viatour/ Spiders partial to a side order of pollen with their flies Citation: Spiders found able to custom build webs to trap best food source (2015, March 19) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Explore further Spiders spin webs of sticky silk to capture prey as it flies by—the stickiness keeps the prey in place and the bounciness of the web alerts the spider that something has been caught—the spider than zips over to the prey and kills and eats it. It seems like a simple enough process, but now the researchers with this new effort have found that it is actually more complicated than it looks—because the spiders are noting how effective their webs are at trapping different types of prey, and are adjusting their web to increase its efficiency at capturing the kind of food it wants most.In their lab, the researchers set up four types of experiments involving the spiders along with crickets and flies (the two most common type of prey for the spiders) and the spiders’ web: live crickets, live flies, dead crickets with fly stimulation and dead flies with cricket stimulation. Crickets, the researchers note, create a lot of web action when they hit, and then they jab at the web as they try to hop out. Flies create very little shaking when they hit, and tend to vibrate the web in buzzing fashion due to wing action. The researchers also noted that crickets offer a lot more protein per meal than do flies, which makes them a preferable prey. But, flies can be more abundant, offering a more regular feast.In watching the spiders in action, the researchers found that the spiders would fortify their web if crickets were caught regularly, making sure it could stand up to the pounding it took, but if crickets were scarce, the spiders would increase the overall size of the web and decrease the mesh size, increasing the chances of capturing more flies.The researchers suggest that the protein the spiders find in their prey is the main driver of web construction, the more available in a meal, the more desirable it is. But, they also note that the spider has to calculate risks, because creating web strands uses up protein—if the spider miscalculates, it could wind up with a useless web. © 2015 Phys.orgcenter_img More information: Can differential nutrient extraction explain property variations in a predatory trap? DOI: 10.1098/rsos.140479AbstractPredators exhibit flexible foraging to facilitate taking prey that offer important nutrients. Because trap-building predators have limited control over the prey they encounter, differential nutrient extraction and trap architectural flexibility may be used as a means of prey selection. Here, we tested whether differential nutrient extraction induces flexibility in architecture and stickiness of a spider’s web by feeding Nephila pilipes live crickets (CC), live flies (FF), dead crickets with the web stimulated by flies (CD) or dead flies with the web stimulated by crickets (FD). Spiders in the CD group consumed less protein per mass of lipid or carbohydrate, and spiders in the FF group consumed less carbohydrates per mass of protein. Spiders from the CD group built stickier webs that used less silk, whereas spiders in the FF group built webs with more radii, greater catching areas and more silk, compared with other treatments. Our results suggest that differential nutrient extraction is a likely explanation for prey-induced spider web architecture and stickiness variations. Journal information: Royal Society Open Science (—A small team of researchers with affiliations in China, Taiwan, Australia and Denmark has found that orb-web spiders are able to customize their webs to help ensure they capture the most nutritious prey around. In their paper published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, the team describes how they set up several experiments to test spider web customization and what they found by doing so. 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

Chrome Extension Manifest V3 could end uBlock Origin for Chrome

first_imgChrome Extension Manifest V3 could end uBlock Origin for Chrome by Martin Brinkmann on January 22, 2019 in Google Chrome – 120 commentsGoogle is working on the Chrome extension manifest version 3 at the moment which defines the capabilities of Chrome’s extensions platform.The updated manifest is available as a draft currently that anyone may access. Draft means that it is not set in stone yet and that things may change. Google will release the updated version of the manifest eventually though and make it mandatory after a transitional period.Interested users and extension developers may follow the tracking bug, issue 896897, on the Chromium Bugs website.Raymond Hill, known as Gorhill online, the author of the popular content blockers uBlock Origin and uMatrix, voiced his concern over some of the planned changes; these changes, if implemented as proposed currently, remove functionality that the extensions use for content blocking.Google plans to remove blocking options from the webRequest API and asks developers to use declarativeNetRequest instead. One of the main issues with the suggested change is that it made to support AdBlock Plus compatible filters only and would limit filters to 30k.Hill mentioned on Google’s bug tracking site that the change would end his extensions uBlock Origin and uMatrix for Google Chrome. While it would be possible to switch to the new functionality, it is too limiting and would cripple existing functionality of the content blocking extensions.If this (quite limited) declarativeNetRequest API ends up being the only way content blockers can accomplish their duty, this essentially means that two content blockers I have maintained for years, uBlock Origin (“uBO”) and uMatrix, can no longer exist.There are other features (which I understand are appreciated by many users) which can’t be implemented with the declarativeNetRequest API, for examples, the blocking of media element which are larger than a set size, the disabling of JavaScript execution through the injection of CSP directives, the removal of outgoing Cookie headers, etc. — and all of these can be set to override a less specific setting, i.e. one could choose to globally block large media elements, but allow them on a few specific sites, and so on still be able to override these rules with ever more specific rules.The new API would limit content blockers for Chrome-based browsers and eliminate options to create new and unique content blocking extensions. All that would be left are AdBlock Plus like filtering extensions that would all offer the same blocking functionality.While there would still be adblockers for Chrome, the limit of 30,000 network filters would make even those less capable than before. EasyList, a very popular blocking list, has 42,000 filters and if users add other lists used for other purposes, e.g. social blocking, that number would increase even more.You can follow the discussion on uBlock Origin’s GitHub page as well.Closing WordsCould this have been Google’s plan all along? Create a web browser and use it to combat the use of content blockers? Block some annoying ads, allow basic content blockers, and block any other form of content blocking to make sure that Google’s advertising business improves again?Some users would certainly move to Firefox if uBlock Origin, uMatrix, and other content blockers would no longer work in Chrome-based browsers. Even if millions would migrate, it would still leave Chrome dominate the entire desktop browser market.It will also be interesting to see how Opera, Vivaldi, Brave, and other Chromium-based browser developers react to the change, if it passes the way it is proposed right now.Now You: What is your take on this?SummaryArticle NameChrome Extension Manifest V3 could end uBlock Origin for ChromeDescriptionThe proposed update of the Chrome Extension Manifest to version 3 could end the content blocker uBlock Origin and others for Chrome.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgThe Australian women’s basketball team are through to the quarter finals after defeating Canada 72 – 63. The men’s hockey team the Kookaburras may have laughed too early, letting the Brits back into the game after a 3 – 0 lead to end up the game in a draw.  The Aussie’s now meet Pakistan in a game to qualify for the semi-finals. Water Polo women’s team from Australia saw off the Chinese in a thrilling nail-bitter in penalty shootout to advance to the semi-finals. US Swimmer Michael Phelps put the cherry on top of his career with an 18th gold medal, making him the most decorated Olympiad ever. Olympics … did you know?In 1908 there were 37 women competing in the Olympic Games. This year there are 4862 women competing. Silver was still the theme in the pool as the Aussie girls honoured Leisel Jones in her last Olympics swim with second place in the 4x100m medley relay swim.center_img Australian sailing duo Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen are in gold medal contention for the 49er skiff event. Image of the gamesJamaican Usain Bolt crosses the finish line ahead of country man Yohan Blake and Justin Gatlin of the United States at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium.SOURCE: Getty Images In a nice surprise for Australia on the track, Steve Solomon has qualified for the 400m final, throwing down a personal best to do so. After wrapping up in the pool with the swimming over the weekend it was time for those athletes on the track and field to bring their A-game, and they did not disappoint. The hype surrounding the blue ribbon race of the 100m sprint on the track to determine who is the fastest man and woman in the world, brought the house down at Olympic Stadium.  The Jamaican’s breed them fast, with honours going to none other than last Olympics’ gold medallist, Usain Bolt from Jamaica.  The fastest woman in the world title went to Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, also Jamaican. China still dominates the medal tally with 30 gold medals, ahead of the US and host nation Great Britain. Australia has dropped to 24th spot, still searching for that elusive gold but dominating the silver stakes. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for the latest on the London 2012 Olympic Games.Tell us what you think has been your most memorable Olympics moment so far.Highlights from the weekend Source = e-Travel Blackboard: K.Wlast_img read more

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Ghost Dancer LLC All rights reserved Used by permission of the University of Minnesota Press More information can be found at wwwupressumneduMore people will be flying this summer than ever and they’re going to be squeezed into tighter and tighter spotsDoes that mean that videos and other reports of dysfunctional and occasionally violent behavior will keep social media busyYou bet fight fansAirlines for America the industry’s lobby expects a record 2341 million people will be flying this summer up an estimated 4 percent compared to last year Meanwhile the airlines continue cramming more seats onto their aircraft It seems intuitive that the more passengers airlines cram into an aircraft the more aggressive those passengers become But there’s also some science that suggests that’s the caseMore than 50 years ago John B Calhoun a researcher at the National Institute of Mental Health conducted experiments with rats and mice that demonstrated the ill effects of crowding When crammed into one place with nowhere to go the animals suffered a dramatic breakdown in normal behavior They became hyperaggressive and even violent or morbidly withdrawn as their ability to cope vanished The more density the more aggression and deviant behavior these rodents showed one another People can act the same way he arguedDaniel Stokols a professor of psychology and social behavior at University of California at Irvine who has conducted research on the effects of crowding witnessed those stresses firsthand during a recent coast-to-coast flight If anything airlines may be contributing to the psychological conditions that aggravate people’s stress"People are like cattle being squished together to get as many people on that plane" Stokols said "And so tempers can flare It’s a situation where people feel vulnerable"Stokols and other scientists caution against drawing close parallels between animals and humans and it should be noted that Calhoun’s pioneering experiments were focused on entire populations not the sort of temporary crowding people endure on trains or planes But there are still valid conclusions to be drawn from those animal studies that explain why passengers and flight crews act out on an overcrowded plane especially when considering nuancesFor one thing density itself is not a bad thing for us Think of a rock concert or a party Stokols said in an interview Tuesday"You want a party to have high density" Stokols said "The more people who show up the rowdier and exciting the party that makes it a desirable event The same thing with an athletic event" So although animals can become undone by simple density of a crowd the physical proximity they share to each other for people the number of bodies doesn’t necessarily translate into what Stokols calls "crowding stress" People can not only tolerate intense crowding they might like it in certain circumstances Other factors need to be part of the mix for people to wig out and those happen to be in good supply aboard a commercial airline flightOn flights people do not find themselves surrounded by friends or fellow Bruce Springsteen fans They’re surrounded by strangers who want to recline their seats or put the tray table down They’re cramped They can feel vulnerable to contracting diseases or infections from the sniffling and coughing passengers around them They’re forced to form a line near a tiny lavatory that’s teeming with microbes The people sitting in the aisle seats near that line feel hemmed in even more"It’s a much more fraught situation" Stokols said "(W)hen you feel like the airlines are against you and you feel they’re trying to exploit your comfort for their profit and others on the plane are in your way and you don’t know them the situation is more ripe for conflict"Research has also shown that certain variables can amp up stress further such as competition Think of that next time you’re in a race to find an empty overhead binWhat to do"One approach would be to relax the Almighty profit-margin ideal and trade some of that off to really go out of their way to provide good service" Stokols saidBest pack boxing gloves next time you flyThe National Economic Council (NEC) has banned the free movement of herdsmen in the country starting with Benue Taraba Adamawa Kaduna and Plateau States The decision was made at a meeting presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday The council in a move to provide solution to the killings by herdsmen also approved the creation of ranches across the country Dave Umahi governor of Ebonyi state disclosed this to state house correspondents at the end of the NEC meeting which held at the Presidential Villa in Abuja Umahi said the five most affected states which have witnessed killings from the herdsmen/farmers clashes are expected to make land available for ranches “With ranching the nomadic herdsmen and their families would be able to access good medical facilities and good schools for their children if they stay in one place “Ranching would also improve the well-being of the cattle” He added that herdsmen from neighbouring countries would be expected to show some travel documents even though visa is not allowed for movement of those from West African countries Audu Ogbeh Minister of Agriculture on his part said the federal government will no longer allow the killings to continue Ogbeh added that Nigeria may no longer be able to keep to the ECOWAS protocol on free movement of persons A young boy is receiving praise all over the internet after a parent shared the kind-hearted thing he did for a girl on the school busThe girl in question was on the school bus home when unknown to her she started her period – a pretty difficult thing for girls to deal with anyway so adding in the school bus in front of all her peers must have made it even more difficult For the girl though her uncomfortable situation was eased when a boy was quick to help outCredit: PAHer mum posted in the Gurgaon Moms Facebook group saying: "My daughter started her period on the bus ride home today A boy a year older than her. that she doesnt really know. pulled her aside and whispered in her ear that she had a stain on the back of her pants and gave her his sweater to tie around her waist so she could walk home off of the bus" The mum went on to praise not only the youngster for the help he gave her daughter but the boys mum too for raising him right She continued: "She said she was kind of embarrassed and originally said its okay. but the boy insisted and told her I have sisters its all good If you are this boys Mom. 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