10 of the worst things about every office in January

first_img Source: ImgurWhich is unfortunate, because your body clock still looks like this Source: Imgur6. Nobody you work with has anything to talk about Source: Shutterstock7. Even Facebook is no fun Source: Tumblr8. Your workplace is a fermenting hotbed of diseaseAppearance: Source: Phillie CasablancaReality: Source: DMU Viv’s Biology Courses9. The ongoing stand-off over who has to take down the Christmas decorations Source: Fearless Fred Source: PandawhaleWhich are looking more and more tragic every day.10. Still, at least it’s only three weeks til February. Source: Mshcdn 9 lies you’ve already told yourself today>8 signs you are suffering from ‘Jannui’> 1. Being there even though you’ve forgotten how to do your jobHow it looks: Source: TumblrHow it feels: Source: Tumblr2. People bringing their rejected Christmas treats into workIn an apparent effort to undermine even your most pathetic resolutions. Source: Shutterstock3. Eating ‘healthy’ lunches that make you a little bit sad Source: oztenphoto Source: Imgur4. That one person embracing the new year with open arms, making it worse for everyone Source: ShutterstockNot to mention surveying you with the Eyes of Judgement. Source: Whicdn5. There isn’t enough coffee in the worldlast_img read more

7 surprisingly creative acts of election poster vandalism

first_img @tnteacherTim @dailyedge one would want to be careful where a cable tie is placed! #Roscommon #EuroMing #EP2014 pic.twitter.com/CYXP9ZqqhL— Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan (@lukeming) April 29, 2014 Wh-what? I’m not tired at all actua-*snore* Source: Workers Solidarity MovementThe many stylish looks of Dr Paddy Smith Source: Twitter/@padsmythThe prankster’s trick backfired though, as Dr Smyth was moved to share it on Twitter, branding it “street art”.A slightly more angry effort for Cllr Lorraine Kingston in Cork Source: Workers Solidarity MovementTaking the traditional Hitler moustache one step further on this Deirdre Clune poster Source: Workers Solidarity MovementAnd finally, a less creative but still masterful piece of vandalism: Source: Reddit IrelandGorgeous footage depicts hunt for Northern Ireland’s Game of Thrones hotspots>New feature lets you ‘ask’ your Facebook friends about their relationship status> Source: Luke Ming Flanagan/Twittercenter_img WITH EVERY ELECTION comes the row over posters. Posters are ugly, they take up space, they’re going up too early – and the old chestnut, why are they even required?Well, people can’t complain much longer as others have reliably turned the low-hanging fruit into, er, beautiful works of art.Tonight, Matthew, Cllr Seán Martin is going to be… Source: Workers Solidarity MovementA ‘spliffy’ addition to a Luke Ming Flanagan poster in Roscommon Source: Twitter/@cawley_mFlanagan himself has said it is but a mere cable tie, but we’re still not convinced.last_img read more

Heres some of what the Gardaís animals got up to last year

first_imgTHE GARDA DOG Unit assisted in over 100 drug seizures last year, the force’s annual report details, with two of these resulting directly from the indication of a dog.Garda Dog Ben found €35,000 worth of ecstasy tablets and cannabis at a premises in Ballymun, north Dublin, while an indication by Garda Dog Flynn led to the seizure of cocaine, ecstasy tabs and marijuana in Cabra late last year.A dog also assisted in an arrest in Dublin city centre after a shop was robbed and a staff member assaulted with a baton.Another helped arrest a suspect who had shone a green laser directly at the garda helicopter.Read this section of the report here >Other duties included explosive detection, vital during the EU presidency, and public order support at major events.These are just some of the incidents that the unit was involved in. File photo of one of the gardaí’s German Shepherds. Source: Sam Boal/Photocall IrelandThey have also been involved in search and rescue operations.There’s also Garda Dog Fiachra, who you might remember for his horse-walking talents.A garda horse was involved in a pursuit down a busy city centre street last year.The incident occurred on Grafton Street, and resulted in the arrest of a suspect accused of robbing a mobile phone from a youth.The Garda Mounted Unit ‘pursued, located and searched a person’.However, the unit is mainly noted in the report for it’s “pivotal role” in crowd control situations.Also in the report, published earlier this week:Gardaí seized €32 million worth of drugs in 12 months >More than 1,100 public complaints filed against gardaí last year >Martin who? Callinan isn’t mentioned in opening of annual garda report >Air pistols and shotguns were the most seized firearms last year >last_img read more

A Borderlands wedding proposal thanks to Gearbox Software

first_imgBen and his girlfriend Tora are huge Borderlands fans, and rightfully so: the game is fantastic. Ben and Tora have been together for a long time, and have been playing Borderlands co-op since they started dating. They’ve finished the game’s main campaign twice, and played through all of the DLC. Now Ben wanted to ask Tora to marry him, but wanted to find the perfect way to do it. Since Ben and Tora were such huge Borderlands fans, Ben figured he would ask Gearbox Software for a little help with the proposal. Sure enough, they answered.If you’ve ever played Borderlands, you know all about the Claptraps: adorable – or annoying, depending on your perspective – one-wheeled robots that are everywhere in the game. Usually they have missions for you, they open doors, they alert you to new jobs on area job boards, and repairing one that’s been damaged in the field can earn you some sweet weapons, not to mention a new friend. In this case, Gearbox asked one of their claptraps to deliver the marriage proposal, with hilarious (and NSFW) results.The video has a couple of Borderlands in-jokes in it, but it’s funny regardless. Gearbox sent Ben the video they put together, and Ben stashed it away for the perfect moment: a huge party with Tora in front of the big screen and all of their friends gathered around to watch. You can see her reaction in the video one of their friends shot at the party while Ben played the video for Tora.Sure enough, she says yes. In an interview with Kotaku, Tora praised her now-fiancée for having the guts to not just think of asking Gearbox to do the video, but actually reaching out to them to ask. Both Ben and Tora were surprised enough that Gearbox agreed to help. Gearbox, for their part, says the video took them a week to make but they were happy to help. I don’t think anyone would disagree when we say we think it was definitely worth it.Read more at Kotaku, via PCMaglast_img read more

Developer explains why hes pirating Windows 8

first_imgIn the past couple of decades Microsoft has had a very strong hold over the computer market. The Windows operating system was, and still is installed on the majority of PCs. That also means the majority of us have paid for and activated copies of Windows both at home and at work.However, one developer has had enough, and has decreed publicly that he will be pirating the next version of Windows, which means Windows 8.The developer’s name is Justin Cunningham, who admits that he’s purchased just about every copy of Windows since Windows 3.1. The one exception to that is the horrible Windows ME. The reason he’s now decided not to give Microsoft any more money for future Windows operating systems is due to what he deems the broken activation system.In a post on his blog Little Bit of Code, Justin explains how he’s wasted far too much time attempting to, and failing to activate legitimate copies of Windows. It may be something you’ve experienced personally, where a phone call is required to activate a machine, but it fails. Multiple tries later, it works, and you feel like you just wasted a lot of time for very little progress.Jonathan has also experienced Windows discs that don’t read, refusals from Microsoft to replace them, and forced reinstalls multiple times just to get a copy of Windows working again. While deciding to pirate future releases seems a little extreme, it does highlight how infuriating the Windows activation system can be. With the amount of money Microsoft generates from sales of Windows, the activation system should be a dream to use, but that’s clearly not the case.While Microsoft may respond to Jonathan’s post, it will likely be to ask him to take down the link to a pirate copy of Windows 7 he included. But they shouldn’t ignore his complaints. At no other time has Windows seen more competition, and Windows 8 is a key release for Microsoft that sees ARM hardware embraced for the first time.Microsoft’s competition has always been Mac and Linux, and now a new contender in the form of Google Chrome OS. But the biggest threat to Windows isn’t a competing PC OS, it’s competing gadgets such as smartphones and tablets. Microsoft can’t afford another Vista, and it certainly shouldn’t be aggravating anyone activating copies of its OS. Hopefully activation of Windows 8 is a breeze and Jonathan can claim victory before downloading a pirate copy.Read more at Little Bit of Codelast_img read more

Baisse des tarifs les biologistes médicaux protestent

first_imgBaisse des tarifs : les biologistes médicaux protestentFrance – Alors que les tarifs des analyses médicales ont baissé dans les laboratoires, les biologistes médicaux dénoncent une dépréciation “arbitraire”.Dans le cadre de son vaste plan d’économie 2011, l’Assurance maladie a décidé de réaliser des économies sur les remboursements d’analyses, affectant ainsi le chiffre d’affaires des laboratoires. Une nouvelle baisse que n’acceptent pas les biologistes, comme l’explique à l’AFP Dominique Caillat, président du Syndicat des laboratoires de biologie clinique : “Depuis cinq ans, on baisse de façon arbitraire sans aucune expertise argumentée, par des décisions qui sont politiques, l’enveloppe de la biologie. On considère que la biologie réalise des profits qui ne sont pas justifiés (…) et on essaie de culpabiliser cette profession en évoquant des comparatifs qui ne sont absolument pas prouvés sur le surcoût de la biologie française par rapport à d’autres pays de l’Union européenne”.Et d’ajouter : “Il y a peut-être une biologie de routine qui coûte plus cher en France mais il y a beaucoup d’actes lourds comme la procréation médicalement assistée ou la biologie moléculaire dont le coût est bien inférieur (par rapport à d’autres pays européens, ndlr)”. Une réunion concernant les différentes mesures prises par le projet de loi de financement de la Sécurité sociale est prévue prochainement, mais le syndicat des biologistes a déjà annoncé qu’il la boycottera.Le 20 octobre 2010 à 09:28 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Vancouver Sidewalk Astronomers cofounder preps for solar eclipse

first_imgThe story of Stan Seeberg’s first total solar eclipse, in 1970, sounds like the end of the Mayan calendar.Then, in Central Mexico, Seeberg saw the black disc of the moon slip over the sun, turning its fiery corona pink. The sky darkened. Phenomena known as shadow bands projected wriggling, out-of-focus worms onto a sheet at his feet.“I imagine the ancients saw them but didn’t recognize them,” the 74-year-old said. “They were flickering along at a walking speed. That was amazing. I’m sure if there were buildings around they’d be all over the buildings and everything.”Seeberg recalls the experience, and the other total solar eclipse he witnessed in 1991, with wide-eyed awe. The events only lasted minutes. But he retells the story in his home, near solar and lunar-themed pillows, a framed picture of the Andromeda Galaxy, and a tilted black telescope. There’s no question whether he’ll catch the total solar eclipse coming in August — the only question is where.“I want to be able to see the shadow coming across the Cascades,” he said. “I don’t want to be on this side of the Cascades, because even in August you can get fog. I don’t want to chance that.”The August total solar eclipse will be the first in the contiguous United States since 1979. The 71-mile-wide path will slant from northwestern corner of Oregon toward the southeastern corner of South Carolina. Time within the umbra, also known as the totality, is projected to last just 2 minutes and 41.6 seconds.last_img read more

Roberto Firmino gives an update on eye injury

first_imgRoberto Firmino has revealed his eye was not serious after scoring a stoppage-time winner in Liverpool’s 3-2 win over Paris Saint-GermainThe Brazillian striker was made to leave the field during Liverpool’s Premier League encounter with Tottenham on Saturday after defender Jan Vertonghen poked him in the eye.But, after just a three-day absence, Firmino was back in action for the Reds and made his mark by netting a late match-winner in what was his 150th game for the club.Speaking afterwards, Firmino revealed what helped him get through his eye injury.“I thank God that nothing serious happened to my eye,” he told ESPN Brazil.“It has been three days since the incident and recovery went well.“I took it very seriously and my family helped to motivate me, I am very happy for it.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“The team showed great quality on the pitch, we conceded twice but it was a great victory in the end.“We are working hard to achieve something important [in the Champions League].Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp only decided on Tuesday morning to include Firmino in the squad and later put on the field as a 72nd-minute substitute for Daniel Sturridge.“How I said, the day before yesterday it was no chance, yesterday it didn’t look really well, and we had only one session, which we really used,” Klopp said on ESPN.“That was this morning and Bobby tested a little bit but then he went in. And I really think it is a moment where you have to show faith in the squad.“Yes, when you have Bobby Firmino available you actually always think: ‘Come on, bring him in.’ But it was nice to see how Daniel [Sturridge] performed tonight and he paid 100 percent back so that’s so cool for him, for us, such an important sign.“Then bringing Bobby after 70 minutes, it’s a nice tool to be honest, I really like that. So it was good.”last_img read more

Program to expedite and organize clean police records approved by TCI Cabinet

first_img Related Items:#ChanceforChange, #cleanpolicerecords, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, November 17, 2017 – Providenciales – Cabinet on Wednesday approved the plan for introducing the Chance for Change program announced the Minister of Home Affairs, Delroy Williams during that media meet with the Government on Thursday.    Minister Williams said next for the legislation is debate in the House of Assembly.“I’m happy to say Chance for Change was approved and the first draft of the legislation is in place.  Now, there is an application and it will make the process of applying for a clean police record smoother.”Shockingly, media learned that despite the concept being touted by the former government administration by then Home Affairs Minister as a done deal and an accomplished piece of work, there is pure chaos when it comes to individuals seeking to have police records expunged of old or petty crimes.“We’ve had recently a serious level of confusion, at the end of the day this process will be made clearer by the proposed amendment.”No application form in place, no orderly or timely response from those mandated to make the decision and frustrating referrals which created delay, delay, delay for those seeking requests to get a much needed fresh start.Premier Sharlene Robinson expressed her delight that the Chance for Change is near enactment.#MagneticMediaNews#ChanceforChange#cleanpolicerecords Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Police Couples potgrowing operation was their income

first_imgA couple arrested in connection to a massive marijuana grow apparently had lived off earnings from the drug operation for two years, according to court documents.During the lengthy operation, Sarean Khun, 26, reportedly told investigators, she helped her boyfriend, Sal Sok, 38, with cultivating, processing and packaging marijuana plants.Khun allegedly told police “their only income is from illegal growing and sales of marijuana,” according to a probable cause affidavit filed in Clark County Superior Court.Khun and Sok made their first appearance Wednesday in Superior Court on suspicion of manufacturing marijuana. Sok also is accused of maintaining a drug house.Judge Diane Woolard set bail at $50,000 for Khun and $75,000 for Sok. The two were arrested Tuesday after the Clark-Skamania Drug Task Force found 839 marijuana plants with an estimated value of $1.3 million inside a nearly 4,000-square-foot home at 9915 N.E. 104th St.Also on Tuesday afternoon, police said information found at the Northeast 104th Street house led them to another growing operation at 10101 N.E. 86th Court in the same neighborhood. At least 600 more plants were found growing there, police said. When officers tried to contact Sok at the home, he fled, triggering a chase involving a police dog.last_img read more

Birthday special Fashion designer Sonalika Pradhan shows how to manage professional personal

first_imgSonalika PradhanPR HandoutFashion designer Sonalika Pradhan, who is ruling the international market of fashion, has turned a year older today. But she looks stunning 20 even in her 40s.The lady is inspiration to many. Being fashion designer, she has made India proud as her designs are much popular in the international market.She is married to Bollywood actor Vishwajeet Pradhan and she is giving her best as a wife. Vishwajeet had opened up once, saying how she has made his life better.Sonalika, mother of two kids, Dhruvika and Ojasvi has been an example of a perfect mom. She is always spotted being a friend to her kids. The trio enjoy their time like buddies.Sonalika has set an example for all the females that how easy it is to maintain a healthy marriage, upbringing your kids and being professional as well.last_img read more

Man killed in Chuadanga gunfight

first_img.A man was killed in a reported gunfight with police in Sadar upazila of Chuadanga early Wednesday.The deceased is Ketu Hossain, son of Shawkat Molla of Akandabaria village of the upazila.Police said, Ketu was an accused in local Baul organiser Zakir Hossain and Gaffar Kabiraj murder cases.Police recovered six bombs, sharp weapons, a one shooter gun and two cartridges from the spot.Chuadanga police station officer in charge Tozammel Haque said police picked up the body after the incident and took it to Sadar hospital where doctors then declared him dead.last_img

District Announces Cultural Plan

first_imgBy George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff WriterDistrict of Columbia officials from three different agencies came together April 4 to present the first ever “D. Cultural Plan” a hearty initiative to invest in the arts community in the nation’s capital.The launching of the plan was held at the Anacostia Playhouse, 2020 Shannon Place, S.E., where participants tasted on food from local vendors and businesses.Mayor Bowser rolls out DC Cultural Plan at the launch event on April 4. (Photo by George Kevin Jordan)The plan is a collaboration of three main entities, the Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment and the Office of Planning along with Mayor Muriel Bowser and her team.“This is an exciting moment,” said Andrew Trueblood, Director of the Office of Planning. “It’s really years in the making.”“It’s the first cultural plan that the District of Columbia has ever done. Arts and culture and our makers and creators are really what give the District of Columbia our heart and soul. This plan is a recognition of all of that.”The Cultural Plan was pioneered by the D.C. Council via the Cultural Plan for the District Act of 2015, which allowed  the Office of Planning to develop the plan across the three agencies and community support.“Our city is over 700,000 people now,” said Mayor Bowser. “We haven’t been this big since the early 1970s.”“People are moving and living in places they haven’t before- working and going out to dinner and celebrating the arts in many different ways. They are taking different types of transportation. And the vibrancy that we’re generating from the rich diversity of our city is supported by our wonderful and growing arts and culture in Washington D.C.”“But we know we have to be intentional about preserving that culture,” the mayor added.Bowser said the plan had 23 policies and 8 investment recommendations. The overall budget for the cultural plan is $13.3 million, which has been earmarked in the mayor’s FY 2020 budget proposal.The plan explains, “The District’s Cultural Economy supports $30 billion in annual spending, generates $1.1 billion in tax revenue, and employs 150,000 workers.”Some recommended investments include:Creating a cultural innovation and entrepreneurship revolving loan FundExpanding capacity building grants through partnershipsInvest in marketing“The cultural plan addresses issues of affordability, access and sustainability,” Bowser said. “What we hear from arts organizations across all eight wards across the District of Columbia is ‘how can we afford to stay in Washington D.C.?’ And it echoes what we hear from residents across all eight wards of Washington D.C.”Delé Akerejah of The Dopamine Clinic, who had an interactive live art installation during the launch event hopes the cultural plan will decreasing the siloing of different artists and organizations saying,  “I think there needs to be more open channels exchanges of communications between members of the artistic community.”“I think it’s going to improve the level of synergy. I’m just glad I can do my part.”To see the full plan go to https://www.dcculturalplan.orglast_img read more

Whole Foods developing Kinectdriven shopping cart

first_imgIf you fall into the category of people that think shopping is the worst kind of chore, you may want to check out the video above. It shows the progress of a three-week old project involving grocer Whole Foods and Austin-based studio Chaotic Moon to develop a Kinect controlled smart shopping cart. The goal is to create a shopping experience that is both easy and convenient for Whole Foods customers.AdChoices广告The result is a pretty incredible prototype that is able to follow you through the Whole Foods store, as well as scanning each item you put into your cart and comparing it against a shopping list that you created at home. Have a food allergy? The cart will let you know when you have decided to purchase something that could react with your system. Along with this, the cart can also guide and tell you where each item is located in the store. The best part is that when you want to check out, there’s no need to go through a line since you have already scanned all your items in! Payment is handled through credit card information that is stored with your account, leaving the only choice you have to make in the store being whether or not you want someone to help bag your items.The functionality mentioned above was accomplished by pairing a Kinect device with what looks like a Windows 8 tablet (how I wish I could get my grubby paws on one). Connected via USB, both the Kinect and attached bar-code scanner feed information to the application running on the tablet to interact with the data stored in your account. The Kinect tracks your movement as well as voice commands to enable the cart to push itself along behind as you browse the aisles looking for the foodstuffs you are after.The Whole Foods smart shopping cart is something that will make me actually want to go back to the store just to play with. Chaotic Moon might just be onto something with this project. There is no word on when it will be put into full use at your local Whole Foods, but you can bet that we will be right beside you in line to get a chance to use them when they first come out!via Geek Wirelast_img read more

Shades of agrarian crisis in contemporary Indian writing

first_imgWhat with farmers’ suicides and protests, there is currently a lot of talk about an agrarian crisis – as well as a renewed interest in lives lived in the hinterland. So, how are the writers of our times responding to this? Non-fiction writers have expounded at length on a variety of issues, the combination of which, according to them, has led to the crisis that rural India is currently facing. The negligence of the agricultural sector by the state and the rise of crony capitalism, among others, are the major issues that dominate these scholarly offerings. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfRecent books like “Moong over Microchips” by Venkat Iyer, that charts the transformation of an urban techie into a rural farmer, or “Widows of Vidarbha” by Kota Neelima, which tells the story of 16 farm widows who have been invisible to the state, the community, and even their families, and talks of their lost dreams, their diminished worldviews, and their helpless surrender to the conveniences of patriarchy, have focused on the plight of the farmer. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveAt the same time, there have been books like “India in Love” by Ira Trivedi, which, even while providing a ground-breaking look at the sexual revolution that is sweeping through urban India, points to the gradual transformation of ethos in rural India. The book contends that the entire concept of marriage and sexuality is undergoing a massive transformation, not just in our cities but also in smaller towns and villages.But, bound as they are by an invisible “non-fiction contract”, the writers of such accounts are faced with the grave challenge of narrating their tales while strictly obeying all rules that the genre lays down. However, there are no such rules for fiction. And novelists paint pictures that reportage doesn’t even come close to. Consider, for instance, characters from Arundhati Roy’s second novel “The Ministry of Utmost Happiness”. Even as they live in their small little worlds, their lives are torn apart by text messages of real-estate advertisements that come into their phones. The world is changing and the tales of the changing times are best narrated through fiction.”I do not think people in urban India are aware of the agrarian crisis or the extent of it,” Roy, an award winning writer and activist, said. She pointed out that the public discourse has changed so much that our attention is caught in “criminal emergencies”, leaving us with little time to ponder the lives of others.And then there are the likes of Mark Tully, the former BBC journalist and writer of evergreen books such as “India in Slow Motion”. In a collection of short stories titled “UpCountry Tales” Tully weaves little instances of corruption and red tapism, how an innocent poor servant is convicted of a crime that his master committed and so on. Presenting life in its totality is a rare window that, perhaps, fiction opens better than all other genres – poetry, of course, is a different matter altogether.Even in fiction, one would argue, the most original stories are those that come from Indian languages. These writers are lifelong companions of country life and having sailed through the pleasures and pains of our hinterland, their stories stand out from the books that generally dominate the front shelves of leading bookstores.Thankfully, translations are bridging this gap – and perhaps the first contemporary writer that comes to mind in this context is Perumal Murugan, who was once hounded for hurting religious sentiments, went into a self-imposed exile from writing, and then, fearful of writing about gods and humans, turned towards goats in his latest novel “Poonachi, or the Story of a Black Goat”.”The odds,” Perumal had contended about rural life in an interview, “are many.” But, he said, the suggestion that odds exist only in rural settings is misplaced and reflects a certain lack of awareness. Whenever we call farmers poor and judge their lives, it is from the perspective of a new kind of life that is emerging in the cities.””Comparatively, it might seem that they are suffering from poverty; but as far as I have seen and understood, agriculture is not a profession – it is a way of life. Murugan’s perspective is a striking contradiction of Roy’s views and contradictions are indeed the lifeblood of literature. The more stories we have, the more views we will have – but one thing that seems evident is an increasing focus on the hinterland in themes of both non-fiction and fiction offerings of our times.last_img read more

Tony Romo is still a better quarterback than Dak Prescott

first_imgDak Prescott has been struggling over his last 3 starts, and if he puts up another stinker next game, the calls for Tony Romo will only continue to grow louder. Colin says the problems Prescott is having are the same problems that every quarterback experiences once NFL coaches have film on them, and figure out what they can and can’t do.Colin still thinks Prescott is a franchise quarterback, and the Cowboys should stick with him, but people just need to slow down a little. Everybody is always quick to rush to the newest thing, but new things have flaws, too. If both quarterbacks are healthy, Tony Romo is the better of the two quarterbacks right now.“Tony Romo is a better quarterback than Dak Prescott.”Wake Forest radio announcer Tommy Elrod was fired after a school investigation concluded that he conspired to provide specific game plan information, including diagrammed plays, to opponents in order to sandbag his current employer. The sanctimonious media is in pile-on mode over the situation, and Colin can’t stand it.He doesn’t approve of what Elrod did, but says leaks from former disgruntled employees have been commonplace in the media forever. The sports blog industry was practically built on it. Colin thinks it must not have been that bad, because Wake is 6-6, and headed for the Military Bowl against Temple. Everybody, take a deep breath.“Media, take a deep breath. What happened at Wake Forest you’ve been a part of for 30 years.”The Lakers have offered glimmers of hope under new head coach Luke Walton. It’s true, the Lakers look a lot better this year than last, but Colin is here to tell Laker fans to pump the breaks on thinking they’re close. They’re not. In the NBA, it’s hard to find star players, and while L.A. has some nice pieces, they don’t have any clear cut future star.It’s also really hard to win anything significant with a roster full of young talent. The Minnesota Timberwolves have better young talent on their roster, they’re 7-18, and light years away from contending in the West. Laker nation should be happy with the improvement they’ve made, but don’t get confused, they’re not winning a title any time soon.“The Lakers are four years away from being a player.”Guests:Ray Lewis – 2-time Super Bowl champion and Ravens great is in-studio to give the details from his meeting with President-elect Trump yesterday, why he thought it was important to meet with the President despite some disagreements, and how Jim Brown has influenced him in his life after football.Nick Wright – FS1 host, and co-host of the Make Me Smarter football podcast is in-studio to discuss how the Cowboys could end up as a Wild Card team, why Colin is wrong on Cam Newton and Andrew Luck, and why people’s perceptions of players off the field clouds the judgment of their performance.Peter Schrager –  Fox Sports NFL Insider joins the show to explain what the final nail in the coffin was for Jeff Fisher in Los Angeles, why Josh McDaniels and Jon Gruden are realistic candidates, why Jim Harbaugh won’t leave Michigan, and the latest on the Raiders to Vegas story.Jim Fassel – Former NFL head coach with the Giants is in-studio to discuss how is son is handling being named the interim head coach of the Rams after Jeff Fisher’s firing, why you have to care about players to get them to buy in, and whether he thinks Jared Goff can be the answer for the Rams at quarterback.last_img read more

The Week Ahead New Residential Construction

first_img in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News June 11, 2017 643 Views This Week’s Schedule:Federal Budget, Monday 2 p.m. ESTYellen Press Conference Wednesday 2:30 p.m. ESTFreddie Mac Weekly Mortgage Survey, Thursday 10 a.m. ESTNew Residential Construction Report, Friday The Week Ahead: New Residential Construction Share Housing Starts 2017-06-11 Brianna Gilpin The housing market is currently facing many challenges, the main one being lack of inventory for sale. In order to meet demand, builders must increase the total stock. However, there is a lower supply of labor that can’t meet the demand of increased production.“Until the supply of residential construction labor increases and housing starts pick up the pace, expect continued supply shortages in many housing markets,” First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming said about last months report, “Good for prices and homeowners, but an affordability challenge for the millennial first-time homebuyer.”Labor isn’t the only issue facing new construction. Lack of property lots and higher construction costs make it difficult for many builders to move at the pace the market is demanding for. In the midst of National Homeownership Month, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson reiterated the importance and availability of homeownership in America.“After all we’ve been through, homeownership remains an American value and the cornerstone of our economy,” said Secretary Carson. “Today, we recognize the abiding value of owning a home, and rededicate ourselves toward ensuring that every hardworking and credit-worthy American enjoys a fair chance at becoming a homeowner.”The Census Bureau’s New Residential Construction Report will release at 8:30 a.m. EDT Friday.last_img read more

BFC remembers DDay

first_imgThe British Forces Cyprus community and personnel all over the world held remembrance services last Friday to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy.D-Day, which happened on June 6th, 1944, is said to have claimed the lives of close to half a million Allied and German troops.The operation, codenamed Overlord, led to the liberation of Western Europe from Nazi German control and last week RAF Akrotiri welcomed D-Day veteran, Dennis Scott, as its special guest.Scott, who has been awarded the highest military honour from the French – the Legion of Honour – for his courage and service during that time, was in reflective mood as he remembered the events on that day.Speaking to BFBS Radio, Scott, 94, revealed how he felt at the time, saying: “You do think back when you are listening to these services. We sailed the night before the landings but being artillery, we landed on the beach later in the day because there was nothing for us to fire at.“You expect to be frightened and you are in a way, but it is all happening so fast you don’t think about it and don’t really realise what is happening.“One thing that was a bit frightening though was that someone thought there were U-Boats in the water so they started dropping depth charges and they are loud and that was a bit scary.”But many of his more vivid memories came on the journey to the beaches of Normandy: “On our way over on the boat we were below deck the whole time and we only went above to get something to eat.“There was a lot of silly talk on board, just banter really. Once we arrived in Normandy, the journey wasn’t an awfully long one from the boat to the beach and we landed without too much trouble.”But once on the beach, the reality of what was to come really sunk in for Scott: “During the night the Germans had a machine gun that as it fires, it gets faster, so with them firing one way and our guns firing another, the shells sounded like they were two feet above my head and I remember thinking if he (the Commander) thinks I am getting up when he says go, he has got another thing coming.“At the end of the day, we were waiting for something to fire at us, so we were busy getting our equipment ready and making ourselves safe for the night, ready to hopefully move on in the morning.”As the operation progressed, the veteran elaborated more on his role in the campaign: “We travelled as an observation post and were part of a group of four that could roam free and we were there to help and support the infantry and looking for targets all of the time.”In the years since the landings took place, Scott, who now lives in Limassol, has received his prestigious medal from the French for his part in the campaign and he said he will look back on that day as one of his most cherished.He went on: “I had a phone call from the French saying they had my medal ready and they gave it to me on board one of their naval vessels in Limassol.“There were a lot of officers there and they piped us on and off the boat and had a cocktail party on board and it blew me away. It was one of the moments of my life and I will remember it for as long as I live.”And in a final and poignant word to those currently serving, he said: “As soldiers, any man that dies for his country – enemy, or not – he has done his best in life and you should honour him. These people always deserve respect.”A fitting tribute from one of the heroes of D-Day.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoSmart Tips DailySeniors With No Life Insurance May Get A $250,000 Policy If They Do ThisSmart Tips DailyUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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