Ferdinand hails ‘perfect performance’ from Chelsea defender Tomoriby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United legend Rio Ferdinand is convinced by the potential of Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori.Ferdinand knows a thing or two about good defending – and he saw that in abundance from Tomori in Chelsea’s Champions League win over Lille.He enthused: “Huge talent. I think tactically Frank has got an A+ today because the pace on the counter attack from the Lille front men was there for all to see.”That was the best defender on the pitch actually setting up the first goal.”Everything he did today defensively I thought he was perfect.”His tenacity, his anticipation, his willingness to step out and make quick decisions to intercept.”He notices the danger, he’s running past people to get back to make an effort for his team. That’s what you want to see from young players.”The best bit is one-v-one. He’s saying, ‘Go on, you try and run past me.’ That’s what you want from your centre-half.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
In Thursday’s first contest of the second round of the NCAA Tournament, No. 3 seed Notre Dame held off a wild rally from No. 14 seed Northeastern to prevail, 69-65. The Irish, more known for their offensive prowess, had to lock down defensively on the Huskies’ final possession to eke out the victory. Following the game, head coach Mike Brey kicked off his locker room speech by clarifying just how important a victory it was for the team.Here’s a clip from our locker room after our 2nd-round NCAA win. Stay tuned to @WatchND for full video. #NotDoneYet pic.twitter.com/5a1HuQW7Uz— Notre Dame MBB (@NDmbb) March 19, 2015Notre Dame has had a tough time advancing in the NCAA Tournament over the years, so this was a big hump for the program. How far can the Irish go?
Then-OSU freshman guard D’Angelo Russell dribbles the ball during a game against Maryland on Jan. 29 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 80-56.Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Photo EditorThursday night in the 2015 NBA draft saw the two-round event start off with the Minnesota Timberwolves selecting Karl-Anthony Towns first overall and ended with the Philadelphia 76ers taking Luka Mitrovic with the 60th selection.As with every draft, whether it is basketball, football, baseball or hockey, fans of a certain team will have their fervent opinions about their new young player. I offer my opinion with first-round picks I loved, first-round picks where the teams could have done better, and second-round sleepers.First-round selections I loved:D’Angelo Russell (2nd overall), Los Angeles LakersPassing on Jahlil Okafor had to be a tough call for the Lakers, but D’Angelo Russell has the chance to be Kobe Bryant’s successor. Picking a guard over a big man at the top of the draft is not the norm, but Okafor does not give much on the defensive end with shot blocking and rebounding at the center position, which have turned into necessities in the current NBA. Russell is the best playmaker and passer in the draft, and can help take the Lakers to the playoffs next year, especially if they can add a big man in free agency such as Kevin Love or LaMarcus Aldridge to pair with Julius Randle.Mario Hezonja (5th overall), Orlando MagicMario Hezonja was my top international prospect in the draft, and he will give the Orlando Magic much-needed shooting help. Recently, the Magic have taken athletes in the draft who struggle from the perimeter in Elfrid Payton, Victor Oladipo and Aaron Gordon. Hezonja is a top-three athlete in this draft class, as well as a top-three shooter loaded with confidence.Devin Booker (13th overall), Phoenix SunsThe Phoenix Suns needed a shooter and they got their guy in Devin Booker, who can also be a solid defensive player. The Suns have some guards hitting free agency this offseason and Booker gives them a guy who can contribute immediately in a more up-tempo offense with Eric Bledsoe leading the charge.Justin Anderson (21st overall), Dallas MavericksJustin Anderson is well built with speed, size and strength that really improved his jump shot this past college season. His offensive mindset displays a “no nonsense” style by catching the ball and attacking straight to the hoop immediately. He is a very good defender as well, though he was unable to display his versatility in full in Virginia’s pack-line defense.Jarell Martin (25th overall), Memphis GrizzliesJarell Martin is a stretch 4 without NBA three-point range. He will be able to play outside of the paint when he enters the game and will allow more space for either Zach Randolph or Marc Gasol, if he re-signs. Martin will be able to hit a midrange jumper or attack the basket from 20 feet away.R.J. Hunter (28th overall), Boston CelticsThe Boston Celtics picked up an elite three-point shooter late in the first round. He does not need the ball to be effective, and that will allow for more space from some of Boston’s attacking guards.First-round selections teams should have done differently:Kristaps Porzingis (4th overall), New York KnicksThe Knicks were in a tough situation where they probably did not get a great offer to move back in the draft. Porzingis will take a few years to possibly develop with an aging Carmelo Anthony, which suggests the Knicks are looking past the Carmelo Anthony era. Wing player Mario Hezonja, point guard Emmanuel Mudiay and even an elite defensive big in Willie Cauley-Stein would have made sense here, if they are still in the Carmelo era.Trey Lyles (12th overall), Utah JazzTrey Lyles is a skilled stretch 4 who cannot take a defender out to the three-point line yet. I thought the Jazz could use a pure shooter, such as Devin Booker, at this spot to pair with Gordon Hayward and two guards who can struggle from the outside in Dante Exum and Trey Burke.Kelly Oubre Jr. (15th overall), Washington WizardsI agree with the position of choice: small forward. The Wizards moved up four spots by trading two future second-round picks, but I thought there were two better fits at small forward, namely Sam Dekker and Justin Anderson, to pair with Otto Porter.Terry Rozier (16th overall), Boston CelticsThe Boston Celtics already have a couple of similar guards to Rozier, such as Avery Bradley, Marcus Smart and Isaiah Thomas. Rozier is a pesky defender, but again, I thought either Sam Dekker or Justin Anderson would have been great selections.Larry Nance Jr. (27th overall), Los Angeles LakersLarry Nance Jr. is an undersized power forward who will compete for a backup role. I thought R.J. Hunter would have been a good selection here to bring some shooting off the bench, or a different undersized power forward who can really bring energy off the bench in Montrezl Harrell.Trading their picks (15th and then 19th overall), Atlanta HawksThe Atlanta Hawks originally owned the 29th pick but had rights to swap it in a previous Joe Johnson trade, so they owned the 15th pick. The Hawks then traded back to 19 for two future second rounders, and then sent the 19th pick to the New York Knicks for Tim Hardaway Jr., who has been inconsistent from the three-point line and struggles defensively, with only two years left on his rookie contract.Second-round sleepers:Montrezl Harrell (32nd overall), Houston RocketsHarrell is a high-energy guy off the bench who can give the Rockets some insurance if they decide to trade Terrence Jones.Anthony Brown (34th overall), Los Angeles LakersBrown is a good shooter to bring off the bench and Brown can provide good on-ball defense for the Lakers. He could be a solid role player throughout his career.Guillermo Hernangomez (35th overall), New York KnicksHernangomez projects as an international big who played in one of the top professional leagues in the world but will probably not come to the NBA for a couple of seasons. The Knicks gave up two future second-round picks for Hernangomez, who has a knack for finishing down low.Rakeem Christmas (36th overall), Cleveland CavaliersThe Cavaliers made a great trade by dealing their 24th pick and getting out of a first-round contract. If Rakeem Christmas was a couple of years younger, he probably would have been a late lottery pick. He is an active post player who can also hit a mid-range jumper consistently.Josh Richardson (40th overall), Miami HeatJosh Richardson improved each year offensively while playing collegiately at Tennessee. If he can improve his spot-up jump shot, he is already a great on-ball defender with slashing potential on the offensive end.Marcus Thornton (45th overall), Boston CelticsI thought the Celtics could have done better at 16 with the Rozier selection; Marcus Thornton is a pretty similar player to what they already have. If Thornton finds a role with the Celtics or a different team, he could take advantage of the opportunity. He is a great athlete who really scored at the college level at William & Mary. Thornton is very agile and then accelerates on his jump shot, not allowing defenders to contest his jumper.
With major construction on the Purple Line expansion of Washington D.C.’s Metro system scheduled to start late this year, the Maryland Transit Administration is facing criticism from one community along the 16-mile route.Rendering: Purple Line train, Riverdale Park Station, Maryland. (Maryland Transit Administration)According to The Washington Post, Prince George’s County, Md. residents are urging MTA to change the design for the Riverdale Park station, particularly plans for a 26-foot-high wall on top of which the light rail station platform will sit.Residents have nicknamed the structure the “Trump wall,” and believe the structure would block businesses from being seen from the road. According to Washington, D.C. CBS affiliate WUSA, plans for the wall came after Maryland Governor Larry Hogan made changes to the Purple Line design. “Retained fill walls” at Riverdale Station were among the changes made to cut costs, according to Governor Larry Hogan’s office, but the height of the structure wasn’t listed.The 16.2-mile light rail route connecting Montgomery County and Prince George’s County is expected to begin service in 2022.
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Uzbekistan is launching its first HD digital-terrestrial channel, according to local reports. The channel, Uz.HD, will carry a range of factual, cultural and fiction programming.The Uzbek digital-terrestrial platform is currently available in the cities of Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Khorezm, Andijan, Namangan, Ferghana, Kashkadarya and Karakalpakstan, delivering 12 channels including seven Uzbek services to just under 40% of the country’s population.
Jan KemperProSiebenSat.1 has appointed the senior vice-president of finance at online retailer Zalando, Jan Kemper, as its new chief finance officer.Kemper will become CFO on June 1, 2017 and will also head up mergers and acquisitions (M&A) at ProSiebenSat.1, effective August 1, 2017.At the same time, chief investment officer, Ralf Schremper, whose contract at ProSiebenSat.1 ends on March 31, 2018, will leave the company after seven years on July 31, 2017.Schremper will become a partner at Oakley Capital Private Equity in London – a long-time business partner of ProSiebenSat.1.Recently Oakley and ProSieben collaborated on the acquisitions of price comparison portal Verivox and online dating platform Parship Elite Group.
Celebrity Endorsement Keep up with the latest trends and news in the cannabis industry with our free articles and videos, plus subscribe to the digital edition of Green Entrepreneur magazine. Image credit: Brian Ach | Getty Images Next Article 1 min read –shares Download Our iOS App Shawn Carter, better known as the rapper Jay-Z, will be “chief brand strategist” for California cannabis company Caliva, working to boost the benefits of the legalization of cannabis in communities that were hit hardest by the War on Drugs.Related: 23 Celebrities in the CannabizHigh Times first reported Tuesday that Jay-Z has agreed to a multi-year partnership with the company and will focus on increasing opportunities resulting from legalization for “citizens returning from incarceration.” The rapper released a 2016 film that called the War on Drugs an “epic fail.”“With all the potential in the cannabis industry, Caliva’s expertise and ethos make them the best partners for this endeavor,” Jay-Z told High Times. “We want to create something amazing, have fun in the process, do good and bring people along the way.”Caliva and Jay-Z will work on issues surrounding job training and workforce development in communities heavily hit by drug incarcerations. The legendary rapper/entrepreneur got 99 problems but a bud ain’t one. Free Green Entrepreneur App This story originally appeared on Benzinga Dave Royse Jay-Z Gets Into the Pot Game Add to Queue July 10, 2019
Former Staff Writer Register Now » Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. June 17, 2014 Add to Queue Your Customers Can Now Direct Message You on Yelp 1 min read Customer Relationship Management Geoff Weiss With a just-announced direct messaging feature, Yelp is aiming to make communication between business owners and customers even more seamless.For specific inquiries unlikely to appear on general listings — or for when customers simply don’t feel like picking up the phone — users can now click on a link appearing beneath each claimed company’s contact information to compose a direct message.Business owners receive these messages as emails but can respond directly without having to log in to their Yelp accounts, the company explained in a blog post.Related: Facebook Lets Restaurants Post Menus to Pages; Yelp Announces New Video FeatureUpon sending a message, consumers will be notified of each business’ average response time.Though the feature bypasses in-person interaction, one business owner found that it actually increased contact. “It almost always leads to further correspondence or a phone conversation,” said Wade Lombard, founder of Square Cow Movers in Austin, Texas.The feature is optional for businesses and can be disabled, Yelp said.Related: Yelp Now Points Users to Businesses That Accept Bitcoin as Payment –shares Next Article Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business
Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Uber to Let Londoners Book Journeys Weeks in Advance This story originally appeared on Reuters Uber Next Article Image credit: Neil Hall via Reuters Register Now » Add to Queue Ride service Uber, which enables users to instantly hail a taxi ride using their smartphone, will allow customers to book trips days or weeks in advance in London, the first European city to get the option.Uber began offering scheduled rides in June in Seattle, targeted particularly at business customers.Earlier this year, the San Francisco-based app avoided having a mandatory waiting time of five minutes imposed upon it and other private hire car firms in London as part of proposals by transport bosses to regulate the sector.Advance booking will be introduced from Thursday and available within two weeks to all two million Uber users in London, who will be able to book journeys from 15 minutes to 30 days before they travel.”Many of our riders, especially business customers, have asked us to introduce this feature and we’re really excited to bring it to Londoners,” the firm’s London General Manager Tom Elvidge said.Rapidly expanding tech start-ups such as Uber have faced opposition from some unions and longer-established competitors around the world, including in London where drivers of traditional black cabs have held a series of protests.Allowing advance bookings would allow Uber, whose investors include GV, formerly known as Google Ventures and Goldman Sachs, to further compete with established cab firms and some other apps.Uber recently launched legal action in London against new rules such as written English tests for its drivers in one of the latest battles between regulators and the app.(Reporting by Costas Pitas; editing by Giles Elgood) –shares August 25, 2016 2 min read Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Reuters
Citation: New heated jacket keeps police, military and others warm in harsh winter temperatures (2019, February 14) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-02-jacket-police-military-harsh-winter.html The National Vital Statistics Systems reports that about 1,300 deaths per year are related to natural cold exposure. Hypothermia can cause impaired judgment and coma even in non-lethal cases, according to American Academy of Family Physicians.David Gramlin, a graduate of Purdue Polytechnic New Albany, knows firsthand because he worked on Air Force B-52s in North Dakota temperatures as low as 30 degrees below. His experiences inspired him to develop Hearth LLC’s line of heated outerwear to help people working outside combat cold-related discomforts and illnesses. The Hearth Jacket heats itself through the company’s thermoelectric technology and charges through a USB mobile power bank. “The temperature isn’t a choice, and when you work these jobs, like I did in the military, you have to make sure the job gets done and the aircraft are flying,” Gramlin said. “That’s where our idea came from to help these personnel work more efficiently and more comfortably in the temperatures they can’t control.”Jared Young (left) and David Gramlin (right) discuss the Hearth Glove’s design, trying to make it as undisruptive as possible to the naked hand’s natural movement. Hearth LLC has just launched Hearth Jacket which is heated by a USB battery bank to pair with its existing Hearth Heated Pad and Hearth Glove. (Image provided) Download imageGramlin said the team chose battery banks as the power source in order to make Hearth products as user-friendly and mobile as possible, which could be especially helpful during an eight-hour police shift.The Hearth Jacket and its two sister products, the Hearth Heating Pad and the Hearth Glove, can match with any USB power source, produce up to 140 degrees of heat and maintain heat for up to eight hours. Users will receive a complementary battery bank from the startup when they purchase Hearth products. The items are available for purchase here.Hearth Jacket not only guards users’ arms and torso against the cold, which offers the best protection in winter weather, it is strategically designed to heat the hands. Judith Myers-Walls, a professor emerita of Purdue University, said that in dangerous weather, frostbite can occur within 10 minutes.However, this jacket also heats its pockets to warm workers’ hands while on a job site. With the pockets’ warmth, the body does not need to distribute heat to the hands and instead can regulate temperature in the other extremities.”We also have the capability of making these jackets in large quantities, but at the same time, we can adjust our design based on customer feedback,” Gramlin said. “We can produce this jacket in large quantities, and we can quickly switch over to make the adaptations in design to fit the needs and desires of our customers.”Gramlin said he sees the Hearth products most benefiting people who must work outside, such as police or military personnel, since they are at risk to most cold-related injuries. However, individuals at football game or in a cold office might also enjoy the Hearth products.Hearth LLC operates out of the Purdue Technology Center of Southeast Indiana, and its technology aligns with Purdue’s Giant Leaps celebration of the university’s global advancements made in health, space, artificial intelligence and sustainability as part of Purdue’s 150th anniversary. Those are the four themes of the yearlong celebration’s Ideas Festival, designed to showcase Purdue as an intellectual center solving real-world issues.”Right now, our goal is to get our jackets into our local workforce in Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky since so many workers are outside,” Gramlin said. “We are looking to show that we are here to help the community and its workers. I know their pain from experience.”In the future, Hearth LLC hopes to receive funding or partner with an apparel manufacturer to expedite its production process and apply its heated technology to other fields. A new line of heated jackets powered by a mobile USB battery bank will protect police officers, military personnel and others while working in harsh winter conditions. Researcher creates ‘minimal chair’ that can ship flat, take seconds to assemble with no tools Provided by Purdue University Explore further 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.
Study identifies lherzolite as a source rock for diamond deposits Explore further Technology is disrupting the diamond business.Lab-grown diamonds that producers say have all the characteristics of the ones that were formed deep in the Earth naturally are finding a place in the market. The Robb Report estimates that lab-grown diamonds sales will reach $420 million this year. That’s almost 3% of the $14 billion annual diamond market.Spence Diamonds, a 40-year-old Canadian fine jeweler, has expanded into lab-grown diamonds and is opening stores in the U.S., including three in Texas: West Village in Uptown Dallas, Legacy West in Plano and The Domain in Austin.Government regulators and industry groups are all over the topic.In April, the Federal Trade Commission searched through diamond jewelry ads and on social media to see what shoppers were being told.The agency found eight businesses using ads that could be deceptive or not in line with its jewelry guides. Spence Diamonds was not one of those.Earlier, the FTC had removed the word “synthetic” from lab-grown diamonds but told jewelers that they must specify clearly to shoppers that the diamonds are lab-grown. And jewelers must use a different scale than they do for Earth-mined diamonds.At the Spence store in the West Village, 500 bridal settings are displayed in traditional glass cases, but they’re open. The rings have glass stones, so shoppers can try on all they want without being watched or having to wait for someone to help them.Lab-grown diamonds are priced lower. Spence sells a mined 1.5 carat diamond solitaire ring for $12,179 and one with a lab-grown 2.3 carat diamond for $10,739.”We’re aware that the U.S. and Dallas is saturated with jewelry stores, but we love how we are positioned,” said Veeral Rathod, Spence Diamond’s CEO and the former CEO and co-founder of Dallas-based J. Hilburn. He joined the Vancouver-based company in September.Spence will make any engagement ring, either in one of its 3,000 settings or a special design brought in by the customer and make it out of either mined or lab-grown diamonds. That’s also true with stud earrings, he said, and the jewelry can be customized to fit the shopper’s budget.Why is this happening? Some consumers are drawn to them over environmental or political concerns. Others simply prefer a bigger stone for less money.”Technology and science has made it possible, and the FTC has confirmed that they are chemically and physically the same,” Rathod said. “We just have to be sure the customer knows what they’re buying, and let the consumer make an informed decision.” Citation: Lab-grown diamonds: Technology is disrupting the diamond business (2019, May 31) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-05-lab-grown-diamonds-technology-disrupting-diamond.html This is a collection of 0.02, 0.03 and 0.04 carat solitaire diamonds weighing in total 5.36 carats. Credit: Swamibu/Wikipedia ©2019 The Dallas Morning News Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. Forget what you know about cubic zirconia, crystals and any simulated diamonds. This isn’t about that. 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.