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  • Condoleezza Rice says ‘I’m not ready to coach’ Cleveland Browns

    first_img Written by November 18, 2018 /Sports News – National Condoleezza Rice says ‘I’m not ready to coach’ Cleveland Browns FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailHarry How/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — She was the first woman named White House National Security Advisor and quarterbacked former President George W. Bush’s foreign policy team as Secretary of State, and now Condoleeza Rice’s name has surfaced as a possible contender for an NFL head coaching job.When Cleveland Brown’s General Manager John Dorsey said last week that he would consider a woman to lead his perennial losing franchise, Rice’s name was quickly thrown into the mix even though her only NFL experience is being a Browns’ fan.ESPN cited an NFL source saying the Browns would like to interview Rice for its head coach position, which would make her the first woman ever to be considered for an NFL head-coaching job.“She’s an amazing person,” an anonymous source told ESPN of Rice, who has been a former member of the College Football Playoff selection committee. But shortly after the ESPN story was posted online, Dorsey released a statement calling Rice a “great leader” who “possesses the highest possible character.”Still, he said her name is not on the short or long list to replace Hue Jackson, who was fired as the team’s head coach on Oct. 20 after winning just three games in more than two seasons.“I have the utmost respect and admiration for all she’s accomplished and was honored to meet her for the first time earlier this season,” Dorsey said in his statement. “Our coaching search will be thorough and deliberate, but we are still in the process of composing the list of candidates and Secretary Rice has not been discussed.”Rice, 64, issued a statement on Facebook on Sunday, saying, “One doesn’t have to play the game to understand it and motivate players.”“I love the Browns — and I know they will hire an experienced coach to take us to the next level,” Rice said of the franchise that has not made the playoffs since 2002 and finished last season with an 0-16 record.“On a more serious note, I do hope that the NFL will start to bring women into the coaching profession as position coaches and eventually coordinators and head coaches,” Rice said. “But experience counts — and it is time to develop a pool of experienced women coaches.”But she added, “I’m not ready to coach but I would like to call a play or two next season if the Browns need ideas! And at no time will I call for a ‘prevent defense.’”Rice’s quip was apparently in reference to former Brown’s coach Marty Schottenheimer’s decision in the 1986 AFC Championship game to play “prevent defense” only to see Denver Bronco’s quarterback John Elway lead his team to a 98-yard game-tying touchdown in what became known as “The Drive.” The Broncos went on to win the game 23-20 in overtime, spoiling Cleveland’s dream of making it to the Super Bowl.Rice is currently a professor of global business and economics at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. She is also a senior fellow on public policy at the Stanford’s Hoover Institution.During a press conference last week, Dorsey initially said, “I know me personally, I would like to see a man of character. I would like to see a man who can lead young men. I would like to see a man who has high football acumen. Those are the three basic things there that I would look for.”But then he changed his tune when asked if age is a significant factor for the next head coach.“I just want the best possible head coach to move this thing forward regardless of age,” Dorsey said. “It could be a woman, too. Do not look at me like that. I am serious. Who knows? We will look at everything is what I am trying to tell you all.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

  • Turfgrass Conference

    first_imgThe 73rd annual Southeastern Turfgrass Conference will be held on Thursday, April 25, at the University of Georgia Tifton campus.The conference’s morning session will begin at 8 a.m. at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center. The afternoon session will start at 1 p.m. at the turfgrass plots in the center of campus and feature presentations from UGA faculty who specialize in turfgrass breeding.The cost to attend is $100. For more information or to register for the conference, see https://t.uga.edu/4Sn.Information presented during the conference will highlight the latest trends in turfgrass breeding, according to Brian Schwartz, turfgrass breeder at UGA-Tifton. A key issue right now is cost efficiency, he added.“In the past, the prettiest turf with the most input was fine, but now people are really leaning towards an acceptable turf with little to no input,” he said. “A grass doesn’t need to be the most beautiful thing if people don’t have to do much to it.”Schwartz will speak about UGA’s efforts to develop the right hybrids for homeowners, golf course superintendents and sports field managers. He will also discuss the progress on creating a more resilient zoysia grass.“Often zoysia grass doesn’t recover after wear from sports or dogs, or infection from diseases,” he said. “My focus is making it more disease tolerant, and hopefully, more injury resilient.”David Jespersen, a turfgrass physiologist based on the UGA Griffin campus, will discuss the importance of understanding plant physiology in order to improve turfgrass performance.Jing Zhang, a turfgrass research scientist at UGA-Tifton, will discuss the use of drones and cameras in turfgrass research and how they could help turfgrass breeders produce drought-resistant varieties in the Southeast.Paul Raymer, a turfgrass breeder based at UGA-Griffin, will talk about a non-GMO herbicide-resistance system for seashore paspalum. The method improves the management of Bermuda grass and other grassy weeds. Raymer’s team is currently evaluating their advanced lines to determine which will be released as new varieties.UGA scientists will be joined by researchers from North Carolina State University and University of Florida. Industry representatives will present during the morning session.“This year we are bringing in technical reps to give science-based talks about products from their companies,” Schwartz said. “It’s different, but I hope it goes well.”Schwartz hopes attendees will leave the conference having learned something new.“It’s a continuation of work that’s been going on here for more than 73 years,” he said. “This is a service we try to provide in south Georgia.”last_img read more

  • 5 Southeastern Counties’ Road Works Underway

    first_imgThe Bridge Rural Communities for Trade (BRCT) has announced a US$500,000 phase one road project to connect five southeastern counties.The counties are Grand Gedeh, Sinoe, River Gee, Grand Kru and Maryland. BRCT is a non-profit organization with both local and international support.The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President of BRCT, Mr. Gbenimah B. Slopadoe, told journalists in Sinkor that BRCT would deal with the “very difficult and impassible” road conditions of the southeast that are the causes of the shortage of basic commodities and social services that occur in the region from May thru November each year.As a result of difficult road conditions in that part of the country, a gallon of gasoline which was previously sold at L$350 is now sold at L$1,000, and commercial drivers, due to the high cost of gasoline, have resolved not to travel to the southeast. Additionally, a 25kg bag of rice which was sold at L$1,900 is now L$3,500. “This situation is getting serious and harmful for those who cannot afford to get the capital to purchase food items, especially the nation’s staple food, rice,” a resident said.Reports also said business owners in Maryland County are compelled to go to neighboring Cote d’Ivoire via canoes and risk their lives to purchase goods.Some residents of southeastern Liberia have vowed not to participate in the country’s October electoral process as a result of the continuous suffering they are going through due to the bad condition of roads in their various localities.It has been gathered that many of those who spoke on the issue said they would mobilize other citizens in that part of the country not to be part of the October presidential and legislative elections because of lack of attention to their plight by the government.According to BRCT, the project to connect five southeastern counties and deal with the “very difficult and impassible” road conditions of the southeast will repair and maintain laterite roads, build bridges and insert culverts to connect the southeastern counties with the rest of the country.Mr. Slopadoe is the former District # 2 Representative of Grand Kru County and is a non-aspirant in the October elections.“The impassable sections of the roads are caused by mud, a man-made problem, and therefore it can be prevented.“I am pleased to launch the Bridge Rural Communities for Trade in the Global Community as a strategic platform and champion the cause to pave Liberia’s inter-county highways to enhance mobility and improve the living conditions of the citizens including transportation, trade, income, health and education,” Mr. Slopadoe said.He said Phase One is a two-year short term activity, and that a multilateral taskforce would be established to lead a private and public endeavor to prevent Liberia’s inter-county roads from becoming impassable during the raining season. The phase is carried out under the slogan, “Keep Liberia’s Inter-county Roads Open during the Rainy Season 2017 to 2018.”“Phase 2 is a ten-year long term activity dubbed ‘Pave Liberia’s Inter-County Roads,” he said.He indicated that the multilateral taskforce would comprise local government, government institutions, corporate entities, donor partners and the fundraiser (BRCT). The taskforce will be responsible to mobilize, manage and execute resources required in the short and long term implementation of the project.“The Liberia Agency for Community Empowerment (LACE) will receive the funds and logistics and implement the projects, and the General Auditing Commission (GAC) will provide fiscal and administrative guidance,” he noted.Mr. Slopadoe served as a member of the 52nd Legislature and was the chairman on the House Committee on Labor. He sponsored two bills including one that required all government construction contracts valued up to one million United States dollars be awarded exclusively to Liberian owned construction companies (with at least 51percent of shares owned by Liberians) and capital incentives for farmers intended to revitalize the country’s agricultural sector as an investment to reduce food insecurity, create employment and income.Neither of his bills was passed into law. He recently served as a consultant with the House of Representative on a Legislative Project.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • COMPETITION: AND THE WINNER OF OUR RAW NUTRITION CENTRE PRIZE IS…

    first_imgTHE WINNER OF OUR ‘FREE YOURSELF FROM SUGAR’ COMPETITION IN ASSOCIATION WITH RAW NUTRITION IS PATRICIA BOYLE FROM GARGRIM, FROSSES, CO DONEGALBased in Donegal Town and Letterkenny, Raw Nutrition Centre also offers a food intolerance test at its two centres.To book an appointment with Niamh or Caitriona all you have to do is private message on Facebook or call on 087 795 1159. They are based in Donegal Town on a Monday.Appointment times are:Monday 9:30am-7pmAppointments for LetterkennyTuesdays 9:00am- 6:00pmWednesday 9:00am-7:30pmThursday 9:00am -6:00pmFriday 9:00am-5:00pmThe Raw Nutrition online programme Free Yourself from Sugar programme is a six week personalised service that will help you curb your sugar cravings and help eliminate refined sugars from your diet.   Caitriona can be contacted at:Raw Nutrition087 795 1159or Click here:https://www.facebook.com/RawLK?ref=hl COMPETITION: AND THE WINNER OF OUR RAW NUTRITION CENTRE PRIZE IS… was last modified: October 9th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Raw Nutritionlast_img read more

  • Little Animals, Big Technologies

    first_imgYou can’t always say bigger is better.  In the animal world, some of the smallest critters have capabilities that belie their size and compare well with their less dimensionally-challenged brethren. Bee secure:  Honeybees are being trained to sniff bombs.  Really.  Read all about it in a press release from Los Alamos National Laboratory.  Bees were selected because they smell good.  They have olfactory senses that rival those of dogs.  Being so small, and able to fly, they could make a big dent in the war on terror: “Based on knowledge of bee biology, the new techniques could become a leading tool in the fight against the use of improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, which present a critical vulnerability for American military troops abroad and is an emerging danger for civilians worldwide.”  Now, if they can just get them to sting the bombers, too….    For a whiff of what goes into a bee’s smelling sense, reread the 06/27/2006 entry on insect olfaction.  A good sense of smell seems to span the size spectrum; remember on 11/16/2006 when we learned that T. rex smelled good?  Lest you feel left out, we said on 08/31/2005 that you, too, smell like a dog.Synchronized swimming:  The cover of Science News (11/25/2006, 170:22, p. 347) is about swarming behavior.  Erica Klarreich writes, “Few people can fail to marvel at a flock of birds swooping through the evening sky, homing in with certainty on its chosen resting place.  The natural world abounds with other spectacular examples of animals moving in concert: a school of fish making a hairpin turn, an ant colony building giant highways, or locusts marching across the plains.”  We’ve all seen the anchovies moving gracefully together like a single animal, each member adjusting its motion almost instantaneously to its neighbors more gracefully and rapidly than any marching band.  How do animals do this without a drum major?  That’s the question, and the search for answers is just now becoming amenable to detailed computer modeling.    Since swarming behavior is common among so many disparate groups, scientists suspect some simple mathematical rules underlie the phenomenon.  “Coordinated groups can range in scale from just a few individuals to billions, and they can consist of an intelligent species or one whose members have barely enough brainpower to recognize each other.”  If we learn how they do it, maybe it could help us on the morning commute.  Imagine if we could all drive without collisions on open land, without lanes or signals.  Klarreich quotes the Biblical naturalist Agur, who noted, “The locusts have no King, yet all of them march in rank” (Proverbs 30;27). An ugly face is like a melody:  Most people would rank some bat faces as among the most hideous in the animal kingdom, appropriate only for Halloween.  Actually, bats are mostly friendly helpers who clear the air of flies and mosquitos for us.  There’s a reason for those wrinkles and protrusions, though; Charles Q. Choi writes in Live Science that scientists have discovered the facial shape modulates and focuses their sonar beams.  Different frequencies follow different paths, giving some bats wide-angle and narrow “views” of the sound field.  This is important for an animal that has to both dodge obstacles and catch food on the wing – all in the dark.Pepper spray:  Certain wasps can emit a kind of “pepper spray” defense in a fight, National Geographic News reported.  This is giving some scientists ideas about using them for natural pest controls.  Wouldn’t that make Rachel Carson happy.Most of these little animals continue to bewilder the biggest jackasses of all – Homo sapiens.  At least, with a little hard scientific work, the lilliputians are willing to share their technological secrets with us.All of this fascinating scientific research could be done perfectly well without evolutionary theory, using the assumptions of intelligent design.  By observing animals and plants and seeking to understand how they work, we could well learn many useful and helpful things to improve our lives – no thanks to Darwin.(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

  • Lawyer-activist is AAP’s candidate from Brahmapuri

    first_imgParomita Goswami, a lawyer and tribal rights activist from Chandrapur, is now stepping into the election fray, as an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate from the Brahmapuri constituency. A strong voice in support of prohibition, Ms. Goswami and her organisation, Shramik Elgar, had mobilised women from villages across Chandrapur district to demand a liquor ban. In 2015, Chandrapur became the third liquor-free district in the State, after Wardha and Gadchiroli. Today, women from the area, and organisations and activists from across the State reach out to her to discuss the issue. “Women are reaching out to us saying that the government has allowed liquor shops to open at 8 a.m.. Can you imagine what kind of impact it must have on the women and everyone else?” Ms. Goswami asks.An alumnus of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai and St. Xavier’s College in Kolkata, Ms. Goswami has been at the helm of Shramik Elgar for two decades. “We are not simply into tribal rights. We have been working on a lot of issues related to caste, tribes and gender,” she said.On what prompted her to jump into the electoral fray, she said, “After 20 years, we realised that many of our issues were not getting resolved. The initial plan was to contest independently, but gradually AAP came into the picture.”The drought-stricken Vidarbha has been reeling under farmers’ suicides, water scarcity and lack of health facilities. Ms. Goswami plans to focus on all the issues related to women in the tribal and rural belts as well as problems related to farmers and labourers.Ms. Goswami will contest against Congressman and Leader of Opposition Vijay Wadettiwar in his stronghold. AAP’s national executive member Preeti Sharma Menon said, “Mr. Wadettiwar is a compromised opposition member. Paromitaji has worked hard for the people in the area. We hope that her work will help in dismissing Mr. Wadettiwar and get votes for her. The Congress has failed as an Opposition. They have not raised any rural or urban issue of the State. AAP is stepping in to give a voice to the people of Maharashtra,” she said.last_img read more

  • In The Spotlight – Terry Deegan

    first_imgIn the twenty-third edition of In The Spotlight, Australian Men’s Open player, Terry Deegan, speaks about how he got involved in Touch Football and the biggest influences on his Touch Football career.  Name: Terry DeeganNickname: DeegsAge: 27Affiliate: EastsOccupation: EventsPosition: Middle/LinkDebut for Australia: 2010 Trans Tasman in New Zealand.Career highlights so far: Playing for Australia at the 2010 Trans Tasman.How you got involved in Touch Football: Well I grew up playing Rugby League and Golf.  I heard a bit about representative Touch Football and decided that I wanted to give it a go – so I trialled for Cronulla prior to the 2007 Vawdon Cup. Would love to have been introduced to the sport earlier – never got to play a Junior State Cup!Favourite player: When I first started playing in the Premier League, I tried to watch Anthony Ziade, Jason Stanton and Joel Willoughby as often as I could. They are three very different players, but I liked the way they all played the game.What does it mean to you to be representing Australia at the 2011 World Cup: I am very honoured to be representing Australia in Touch Football.  The Australian Men’s team has a great culture, the coaching staff and leadership group do a great job. Biggest influence on your Touch Football career: Matt Tope – he loves the game and I have trained with him since my first year in 2007.Favourite sporting moment: Tiger Woods – US Masters 1997.What do you know about Scotland: Cold and castles? Any superstitions: Always a Red Bull before a game.Funniest Australian teammate: Jamie StoweAny travel plans for after World Cup: Staying on in Europe until August 12.Stay tuned to the website for the upcoming editions of In The Spotlight, which will feature every Open’s player travelling to the World Cup. With only 31 days to go until the 2011 Federation of International Touch World Cup, be sure to be regularly visiting the Touch Football Australia website to keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information. Don’t forget to become a fan of Touch Football Australia on Facebook and Twitter in the lead up to the 2011 World Cup to find out all you need to know about Australia’s World Cup campaign:http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Touch-Football-Australia/384949403384 www.twitter.com/touchfootyauslast_img read more

  • Chiefs head home and Perry Bellegarde begins first day on the job

    first_imgAPTN National NewsAfter the excitement of Wednesday’s election chiefs got down to business Thursday.Or at least a very small number of chiefs did.APTN’s Tim Fontaine takes a look at the final day of the AFN’s assembly.last_img

  • Trudeau announces twoway investment deal with India worth 1 billion

    first_imgMUMBAI, India – Some of India’s biggest companies say they will invest more than $250 million in Canada, in everything from pulp mills to pharmaceuticals and the IT sector.Canadian companies, meanwhile, plan to invest $750 million in India.The news came after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spent his third morning in India meeting six of the country’s most influential business tycoons, making deals that he says will create more than 5,800 new jobs in Canada.“This was really a win-win morning, a win-win day for all of us and I’m excited for the opportunities in the Canada-India friendship,” Trudeau said during an armchair conversation with Chanda Kochhar, CEO of the Industrial Credit and Investment Corp. of India, in front of 550 Indian business people.Trudeau initially said the entire $1 billion was money coming into Canada but his officials later corrected that it was a two-way trade number, with one-quarter coming from India into Canada, and the rest going the other way.More than half the $750 million Canadian investment in India comes from Toronto’s Brookfield Asset Management, which is spending $480 million to buy a 1.25 million-square foot office complex in Mumbai.Another $200 million comes from Fairfax India Holdings Corp. of Canada, which acquired a 51 per cent stake in the Catholic Syrian Bank in Kerala, India.The government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made a number of economic reforms in the last few years that have helped open the Indian economy to international investment opportunities. Kochhar said these “huge” structural reforms — including a new goods and services tax to simplify the tax system, a bankruptcy court and more transparency — have had a big impact on making it easier to do business in India.The investments from India include a new operation in Canada from telecom equipment manufacturer Valiant Communications, a Canadian manufacturing facility to produce natural health products by Clarion Pharmaceutical and an Ontario operation for Vision Controls, which works on automation.As well, Jubilant Life Sciences will spend $100 million to expand its existing facility in Kirkland, Que., which manufactures medical devices.Later this week, digital transformation company Tech Mahindra, will announce a new partnership with Canada’s superclusters initiative.Anand Mahindra, chairman of the Mahindra Group, said he had recently joined the Asia Business Leaders Advisory Council but he said he can’t find anything to “advise” Trudeau about other than “do more of the same.”“I think the rest of the world is learning about leadership from you,” Mahindra told Trudeau in a brief, public portion of their meeting Tuesday.“So, please continue to do what you’re doing. With good leadership, business follows and as you learn from my team we have big plans for Canada.”Kumar Birla, chairman of the Indian conglomerate Aditya Birla Group and, according to Forbes, the country’s eighth-wealthiest person, told Trudeau he finds both the federal and provincial governments in Canada to be very friendly for business.“We are very happy investors,” he said at the start of his meeting with Trudeau. “I think just the ease of doing business, the business friendliness of the Canadian government across the country I think is something that is a true delight for an investor. Someone who’s tasted that will always want to come back for more.”The Birla Group — which already owns pulp mills in Ontario and New Brunswick— has plans to expand in three areas in Canada, in fibre, carbon black and aluminum products.The investment deals are the first tangible delivery from Trudeau’s trip and come despite the fact Canada and India trade is not growing as quickly as some had hoped. In 2012, former Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Indian government set a goal to reach $15 billion in trade between the two countries by 2015.In 2016, the latest year for which statistics are available, it was at $8.4 billion. While that was double what it was in 2010, it was far shy of the $15 billion goal.Kasi Rao, chair of the Canada-India Business Council, which hosted the Trudeau armchair chat Tuesday, said the slow growth between Canada and India comes from a lethargy on Canada’s part and a lack of knowledge of Canada within India.However, he said Canadians seem increasingly aware of the rise of Asia and India’s importance and the Canada brand in India is growing. Rao said to prove that one need only look at the fact more than 550 people signed up to attend the Tuesday discussion with Trudeau and Kochhar.“That would have been a hard sell a few years ago,” said Rao.Trudeau is also trying to push some of his domestic political priorities in India, including women’s empowerment and human rights. To that end he hosted a round table with women business leaders on Tuesday, saying he wanted hear about their experiences and challenges.— follow @mrabson on Twitter.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version incorrectly stated that India would invest $1B in Canada. In fact, $1B is the total value of investments, including Canada’s investments in India.last_img read more

  • Fort St John shows its support for the Humboldt Broncos

    first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Fort St. John residents showed their support for Humboldt on Thursday during Jersey Day.Residents all over the community pulled out their jerseys and donated money in support of the Humboldt Broncos. As of 6 p.m. Thursday $5,414.25 was collected at the Pomeroy Hotel and Chances Fort St. John for the GoFundMe campaign.General Manager of the Fort St. John Huskies Jeremy Clothier said he spoke to the head coach of the Humboldt Broncos the last Wednesday. Clothier says it’s not just the hockey community that is reacting to this collision. “It’s sports, dance, its everybody that goes on the bus to a function, the bus is probably one of the safest rides.” Images from Jersey Day in Fort St. John – April 12, 2018 Staff from Home2Suites Staff at the Fort St. John Hospital Staff and kids at the CDC participated in jersey day. Staff from Petrogas Staff at Murray GM Students from the ELC wore their Jerseys on April 12. Staff from SD60’s Settlement Team on Jersey Day FairFab Welding showed off their Vancouver Canucks jersey. Staff at Troyer Ventures 1 of 14 Macro Industries participated in the day The Fort St. John Co-op has already donated $2,500 to the SJHL Player Assistance Program. Co-op’s all across Western Canada have donated over $300,000. The Fort St. John Co-op will also be collecting donations at the Fort St. John Trade Show this weekend and matching all donations up to $5,000.For residents who didn’t own a jersey, they could still show their support thanks to the Home Hardware Fort St. John. The store created green and gold ribbons that were sold for a donation to the Humboldt Broncos.The support for the team doesn’t stop there. Ten-year-old Braden Hagen has created 260 necklaces made out of clay and will be selling them at the Fort St. John Tradeshow at booth #142. The necklaces are $25 and all of the money will go to the team.As of Wednesday, 16 people had died because of the crash in Saskatchewan. The GoFundMe campaign created by two residents of Humboldt has raised over $10 million for the team. The majority of the money will be split between the victims of the crash. The cause of the collision is still under investigation.Businesses and residents also sent in pictures to Moose FM of all their jerseys. Below are just some of the photos submitted. Norther Metalic staff wearing their jerseys. The staff of AAA Safety wearing their jerseys on Thursday, April 12th. Submitted photo More staff at Murray GM last_img read more