Oklahoma Now No. 1 In Both College Basketball Polls

first_imgCollege basketball polls.oklahoma no 1 in both college basketball pollsThe Oklahoma Sooners, sporting a 15-1 record after knocking off both Oklahoma State and West Virginia last week, are your new No. 1-ranked college basketball team. OU made the jump Monday in both the AP Poll and the Coaches’ Poll, replacing Kansas, which lost to the aforementioned Mountaineers. The Jayhawks dropped to No. 3 in both polls – with North Carolina coming in at No. 2. There was a major shakeup in both polls this week, considering the fact that 16 of the top 25 teams in the land (per the AP Poll) lost games.In 1 week, 16 of the AP Top 25 teams have lost a game. Welcome to College Basketball. pic.twitter.com/l47tBWc02e— ESPN College BBall (@ESPNCBB) January 17, 2016Here are the AP Poll rankings. You can see more over at the Associated Press.1. Oklahoma2. North Carolina 3. Kansas4. Villanova5. Xavier6. West Virginia7. Maryland8. SMU9. Iowa10. Texas A&M11. Michigan State12. Arizona13. Virginia13. Baylor15. Miami (FL)16. Providence17. Louisville18. Butler19. Iowa State20. Duke21. USC22. Purdue23. Kentucky24. South Carolina25. Indiana …and here are the Coaches’ Poll rankings, released by USA Today.1. Oklahoma2. North Carolina 3. Kansas4. Villanova5. Maryland6. Xavier7. West Virginia8. Texas A&M9. Iowa10. Michigan State11. Arizona12. Duke13. Virginia14. Miami (FL)15. Baylor16. Louisville17. Providence18. South Carolina19. Kentucky20. Pittsburgh21. Iowa State22. Purdue23. Indiana24. Butler25. USCOklahoma begins its reign at No. 1 with a tough game on the road against No. 19 Iowa State tonight.last_img read more

Profits lower at Cogeco Communications while parent company logs gain

first_imgMONTREAL – Cogeco Communications Inc. says its earnings fell by about 15 per cent in the third quarter, primarily due to asset impairment and financial charges.The Montreal-based company said after the markets closed Wednesday that its quarterly profit was $64.5 million, down from $76.2 million in the same period of fiscal 2017.Cogeco said that was primarily due to increases in depreciation and financial costs, which were partly offset by a decrease of income taxes and other factors.Revenues increased 12.7 per cent to $637.1 million, driven primarily by 44 per cent growth in the U.S. broadband sector. Revenues held stable in the Canadian Internet services sector.Earnings per share in the quarter were $1.24, compared with $1.55 a year ago.The company also announced a quarterly dividend of $0.475 per share.Cogeco, the parent company, said it posted a gain of $70.1 million in the quarter, down from $82.1 million in the same quarter last year while revenues grew by about 11 per cent to $668.9 million.Cogeco announced last month that its subsidiary, Cogeco Connexion, had acquired 10 spectrum licenses of 2500 megahertz in non-metropolitan areas of Ontario, from Kian Telecom, for $8 million.In May, Cogeco Connexion successfully bid for 23 spectrum licenses of 2500 and 2300 megahertz primarily in its Ontario and Quebec wireline footprints for $24.3 million.The cost of these licenses will be recorded in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018.“Overall we are satisfied with our performance for the third quarter of fiscal 2018,” said Cogeco Communications president and CEO Louis Audet.“Results at Cogeco Connexion have remained stable compared to the third quarter of fiscal 2017, despite the fact that our Canadian broadband services subsidiary implemented a new advanced customer management system and had consequently temporarily reduced its marketing and sales activities.”Audet also said the positive results in the company’s American broadband services are in line with expectations following the acquisition of the MetroCast cable systems in January.“We are now ready to launch TiVo and Internet speed upgrades to these customers,” he said.Companies in this story: (TSX:CCA)last_img read more

School District 60 asking residents to submit name ideas for new elementary

first_imgIf schools are to be named after a person, the School District requires that they need to have been deceased for at least 5 years and also need to be distinct from other school names.The School Board said that when selecting new school names, it will be sensitive to cultural and social diversity, and that the names have good taste and are capable of standing the test of time.Two years ago, the School District chose to name what was then the city’s newest school for Alaska Highway News founder Margaret ‘Ma’ Murray after taking submissions from residents.Final naming decisions will be determined by the consensus of SD60’s Board of trustees.Residents can make their submissions via email to public@prn.bc.ca until November 30th at noon. School Board members can also be sent naming submissions directly. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – School District #60 is asking to residents to start submitting their ideas of what they think the new elementary school under construction near the Fort St. John Hospital should be called.In a post on its website, the School District says it has a number of criteria that it is asking residents to adhere when submitting their proposed names.School District #60’s Naming Protocol states that new schools can be named after either the geographic areas and/or communities they serve, or persons who have been recognized for their historic, cultural, or social significance to the North Peace.last_img read more

ELC Students host music clinic at Margaret Ma Murray

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Two students from the Energetic Learning Campus (ELC) are going to host a mini music clinic at Margaret Ma Murray Community School.Aurora Fredericks and Jay-Cee Siemens as part of their school’s community project wanted to make a positive impact on the community.Fredericks and Siemens decided to host a mini music clinic at Ma Murray for grades 4-5 students from all schools in the Fort St. John school district on Saturday, June 8th.The student team will teach how to play the recorder, by playing games and playing fun songs will help teach the young students to learn notes. Participants will learn to play the recorder, learning notes and a few songs.The event runs from 1 pm -5 pm and you are required to RSVP to attend the event by emailing elcmusicday1@gmail.comlast_img read more

Sidney Rice Tears ACL A Blow to Struggling Seahawks

Photo by SBNationSidney Rice, a key member of the Seattle Seahawks’ offense,  will miss the rest of the season after tearing his ACL in Monday night’s 14-9 win over St. Louis.Pro Football Talk first reported the news that hurts an offense that is ranked 28th in the NFL, averaging 198.8 yards per games. Rice suffered the injury midway through the second quarter of Monday’s game on a first-and-goal play from the 9-yard line.Quarterback Russell Wilson tried to get the ball to Rice on the left side of the end zone, but overthrew him slightly. Both Rice and Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins dove for the ball, with Jenkins landing on top of Rice’s lower body. Rice noticeably limped after the play and did not re-enter the game.Rice has not been the player expected after signing a five-year, $41 million deal with the Seahawks prior to the 2011 season. After catching 83 passes for 1,312 yards and eight touchdowns with Minnesota, Rice has not caught more than 50 passes in his three seasons with Seattle. Injuries have been a major part of his minor production. read more

Women robbed attacked while exercising in Provo

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, March 6, 2017 – Providenciales – Out exercising this morning, two women in two different areas of Providenciales were attacked by men trying to or getting away with robbing them.  It is a frightening account for so many and Police in a report today say, one woman was walking in Grace Bay near the Sands resort around 6am when a 6ft tall man exited a vehicle and demanded money.  She fought with the man and ran away.The second incident was minutes after 6am near NAPA on Leeward Highway.  A short man from an SUV ran across the street, tackled the woman to the ground, grabbed her cell phone and ran back to the vehicle and drove off.  Both women were unhurt physically and police have posted a list of how to stay safe while exercising and they are investigating the crimes.If you know anything about these attacks or any other crime, call crime stoppers anonymously at 1 800 TIPS, 1 800 8477.#MagneticMediaNews Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Recommended for you ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Related Items:#magneticmedianews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

Police seeking tips on location of City Heights man after wife found

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Police today reached out to the public for help in locating a City Heights man who has been at large since his wife was found slain in their apartment near Teralta Park.Investigators believe 45-year-old Abdiaziz Kerow murdered his wife, 36-year-old Muna Salad Kuri, then fled the area, according to San Diego police.Kuri’s sister discovered the victim’s bloodied body in a bed at the couple’s rental residence in the 4000 block of Van Dyke Avenue shortly before 9 a.m. Monday.Kuri, whose most recent contact with her family had been on Saturday, had suffered suspicious wounds to her upper body, Lt. Anthony Dupree said.Police have not disclosed a suspected motive in the slaying.Kerow is described as a 5-foot-9 black man weighing around 145 pounds. He is believed to be driving a white Ford Explorer SUV with California license plate 8CVK537.Anyone with information about Kerow’s whereabouts is asked to call the homicide unit at (619) 531-2293 or San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.Tipsters may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 9:02 PM March 7, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwittercenter_img Posted: March 7, 2019 Police seeking tips on location of City Heights man after wife found dead KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

Social Network for Journalists Gets 275M in Financing

first_imgPublish2, a social network and news aggregator devoted to journalists, has received $2.75 million in financing from Velocity Interactive Group, an investment firm specializing in digital media and communications. The service is currently in private beta test and will use the funding to finish building out its platform and hire additional staffers. Founded by Scott Karp—former managing director at Atlantic Media and author of the Publishing 2.0 blog—and blogger Robert Young, Publish2 is intended to let participants capture information that appeals to their interests and collaborate with other journalists, who can submit content online similar to the aggregator site Digg and create their own personal profile page featuring their work. Velocity Interactive’s Jon Miller and Ross Levinsohn, former executives at AOL and Fox interactive Media, join Publish2’s board of directors. Other Velocity investments include Radar Networks (which offers the next generation Wiki Twine.com) and Adinfuse, a service that delivers targeted advertising to mobile devices.last_img read more

Pollachi sexual assault Actress Sindhu calls for legalising prostitution in Tamil Nadu

first_imgAngadi Theru Sindhu.PR HandoutActress Sindhu of Angadi Theru fame has made a controversial statement after she urged for “legalising” prostitution in Tamil Nadu in wake of the Pollachi sexual assault of several women.In a video doing rounds on the internet, Sindhu has vented her anguish on the culprits and wants them to be brutally killed for their acts. “These inhumane dogs should be hanged. I can use filthy language against them, but I don’t want to damage my own reputation,” she said.”Do they deserve to live? If it had happened abroad, the culprits, by now, would have been cut into pieces. Why such severe punishment is not being brought in India to safeguard our girls,” she adds.Sindhu further demanded that prostitution should be legalised in Tamil Nadu. “Like in Hyderabad and Mumbai, it has been legalised. And very rarely we hear about rape incidents in those places. If prostitution is legalised, our girls can be considered safe to some extent, from such sexual predators,” the actress adds.However, prostitution is not legal in India under the Immoral Traffic Prevention Act, 1956.The Pollachi sex assault-cum-blackmail issue of over 60 women has come as shock to Tamil Nadu. Four persons – Senthil, Babu, Mani alias Manivannan and Vasanthakumar – have been arrested following a complaint filed by one of the victim’s family members.The FIR has been filed under sections 354A (sexual harassment), 354B (assault or use of criminal force against woman with intent to disrobe), and 392 (robbery) of the IPC; section 66E of the IT Act (violation of privacy); and section 4 of the Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Sexual Harassment of Women Act (sexual harassment). Now, the case has been handed over to the CBI.Coming back to Sindhu, she also puts some amount of blame on the girls for such incidents. “Don’t their parents aware of their responsibilities and know when to get their girls married? Why do they fall prey to such men? This incident should be a lesson to all of them,” Sindhu claims.last_img read more

29 children killed in strike on Yemen bus

first_imgAn attack on a bus at a market in rebel-held northern Yemen killed at least 29 children Thursday, the Red Cross said, as the Saudi-led coalition faced a growing outcry over the strike.The coalition said it had carried out what it called “legitimate military action” in the area targeting Huthi rebels responsible for a deadly missile attack on southern Saudi Arabia on Wednesday.But the International Committee of the Red Cross said the strike hit a bus filled with children at the Dahyan market in the Huthi stronghold of Saada.”A hospital supported by our team in Yemen received the bodies of 29 children under the age of 15 and 48 wounded, including 30 children,” the ICRC said on Twitter.A spokesman for the Red Cross in Sanaa told AFP the toll was not final as casualties from the attack were taken to several hospitals.The Huthis’ Al-Masirah TV, quoting the rebel health ministry, reported that 50 people were killed and 77 wounded, “mostly children”, though it was not possible to verify that toll.The Save the Children charity, quoting its staff, said that at the time of the attack the children were on a bus heading back to school “from a picnic when the driver stopped to get a drink”.”Save the Children condemns this horrific attack and is calling for a full, immediate and independent investigation into this and other recent attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure,” it said.- ‘Innocent children’s lives’ -Geert Cappelaere, the UN Children’s Fund regional director in the Middle East and North Africa, said all the children on the bus were “reportedly under the age of 15″.”Does the world really need more innocent children’s lives to stop the cruel war on children in Yemen?”, he asked.Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said that “civilians continue to pay the highest price after three years of war in Yemen, thousands of them have been killed, injured or maimed.”Footage provided by the rebels’ Ansarullah Media Centre showed a number of wounded children lying two to a hospital bed, while in a separate shot medics tend to casualties in a crowded room.The coalition, which also includes the United Arab Emirates, intervened in 2015 to try to restore the internationally recognised government after the rebels drove it out of the capital Sanaa.Saudi Arabia shot down a missile fired by the Huthis on Wednesday, with debris killing a Yemeni man and wounding 11 others, the coalition said.The missile was fired from the rebel-held Yemeni province of Amran towards the Saudi city of Jizan, the coalition said.”The coalition will take all necessary measures against the terrorist, criminal acts of the Huthi militia, such as recruiting child soldiers, throwing them in battlefields and using them as tools,” coalition spokesman Turki al-Maliki said after Thursday’s attack.- Huthis ramp up missile attacks -The Huthis have in recent months ramped up missile attacks against Saudi Arabia, which Riyadh usually says it intercepts.Wednesday’s attack brings the tally to 165 rebel missiles launched since 2015, according to the coalition, which that year joined the Yemeni government’s fight against Huthi rebels.On 2 August, attacks on a hospital and a fish market in the strategic rebel-held port city of Hodeida killed at least 55 civilians and wounded 170, according to the ICRC.The coalition denied responsibility for those attacks.Aid agency CARE International noted that Thursday’s air strike came a week after the Hodeida attacks”This latest air strike, only a week after the attacks on Hodeida city, demonstrates a continued disregard for human life and suffering,” said Johan Mooij, the agency’s country director in Yemen.”It is beyond cruel; innocent children’s lives have been lost.”The war in the impoverished country has left nearly 10,000 people dead and unleashed what the UN describes as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.The United Nations envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, told the Security Council last week that “a political solution” to end the war in Yemen was “available” and that the warring sides would be invited to talks on September 6 in Geneva.UN-brokered negotiations on Yemen broke down in 2016 amid demands for a rebel withdrawal from key cities and power-sharing with the Saudi-backed government.last_img read more

Family that Hosted Ebola Patient Confined to Home

first_imgThis 2011 photo provided by Wilmot Chayee shows Thomas Eric Duncan at a wedding in Ghana. Duncan, who became the first patient diagnosed in the U.S with Ebola, has been kept in isolation at a hospital since Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. He was listed in serious but stable condition. (AP Photo/Wilmot Chayee)DALLAS (AP) — Four members of a family the U.S. Ebola patient was staying with were confined to their Texas home under armed guard Thursday as the circle of people possibly exposed to the virus widened, while Liberian authorities said they would prosecute the man for allegedly lying on an airport questionnaire.The unusual confinement order was imposed after the family failed to comply with a request not to leave their apartment, according to Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.Texas State Health Commissioner David Lakey said the order would help ensure the four can be closely watched, including checking them for fevers over the next three weeks.“We didn’t have the confidence we would have been able to monitor them the way that we needed to,” he said.The family will not be allowed to receive visitors, officials said.The case has raised questions about whether a disease that has killed 3,300 people in West Africa could spread in the United States. U.S. health officials say they remain confident they can keep it in check.A woman who lives in the apartment, Louise Troh, said she has been quarantined with her 13-year-old son and two nephews.“Who wants to be locked up?” she said in an interview with The Associated Press.he Ivy Apartment complex is guarded by Vickery Meadow patrol, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, in Dallas. The complex is where Thomas Eric Duncan, the Ebola patient who traveled from Liberia to Dallas last week, was staying. (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, Nathan Hunsinger)Troh said she was waiting for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to collect a bag of the bed sheets and towels Thomas Eric Duncan used.A hazardous material crew arrived to decontaminate the apartment Thursday evening but did not have the required permits to clean the home and remove hazardous waste, city spokesman Richard Hill said. He said the crew, contracted by the county and state, will return to complete the job on Friday.The family must also be relocated before the cleanup can begin, Hill said. He had no information on where the family will go.Visitors from the American Red Cross were seen Thursday bringing food to the apartment door. The North Texas Food Bank said it sent three days of cereal, tuna, produce and other supplies.Outside, the management of the 300-unit complex in northeast Dallas was passing out flyers about Ebola to residents. Private security guards and local sheriff’s deputies blocked off the entrance to dozens of reporters.Apartment manager Sally Nuran said employees were power-washing sidewalks and scrubbing common areas, though she believed Duncan had not visited most of the complex in his short time there.Elsewhere, Texas health officials expanded their efforts to contain the virus, reaching out to as many as 100 people who may have had direct contact with Duncan or someone close to him.None of the people is showing symptoms, but public-health officials have educated them about Ebola and told them to notify medical workers if they begin to feel ill, Erikka Neroes, a spokeswoman for the Dallas County Health and Human Services agency, said.The at-risk group includes 12 to 18 people who came in direct contact with the infected man, including an ambulance crew and a handful of schoolchildren, she said.“This is a big spider web” of people involved, Neroes said.The virus that causes Ebola is not airborne and can only be spread through close contact with someone who has symptoms. People must come into direct contact with the patient’s bodily fluids — blood, sweat, vomit, feces, urine, saliva or semen — and those fluids must have an entry point.Ebola dried on surfaces can survive for several hours, according to the CDC.For example, people might get infected by handling soiled clothing or bed sheets and then touching their nose, mouth or eyes, or if they are not wearing gloves while doing those tasks and have a cut on their hand.“If you sit next to someone on the bus, you’re not exposed,” CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said.Neighbors in the Liberian capital believe Duncan become infected when he helped bundle a sick pregnant neighbor into a taxi a few weeks ago and set off with her to find treatment. However, it was not clear whether he had learned of the woman’s diagnosis before traveling.Nonetheless, Liberian authorities announced plans to prosecute Duncan, accusing him of lying about not having any contact with an infected person.Duncan answered questions about his health and activities before leaving for Dallas. Among the questions asked on the Sept. 19 form, obtained by The Associated Press, one asked whether Duncan had cared for an Ebola patient or touched the body of anyone who had died in an area affected by Ebola. He answered no to all the questions.“We expect people to do the honorable thing,” said Binyah Kesselly, chairman of the board of directors of the Liberia Airport Authority in Monrovia.Duncan arrived in Dallas on Sept. 20 and fell ill a few days later. His sister, Mai Wureh, identified him as the infected man in an interview with The Associated Press.A Dallas emergency room sent Duncan home last week, even though he told a nurse that he had been in disease-ravaged West Africa, and raising questions as to whether the decision to release him may have put others at risk of exposure to Ebola.In a statement emailed late Thursday, the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital said that it followed communicable disease protocols by also asking Duncan if he had come into contact with anyone who was ill, to which he replied he had not. At that point his symptoms were a temperature of 100.1F, two days of abdominal pain, a headache and decreased urination, the hospital said. He said he had no nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, and based on that information, the hospital decided to release him.He returned to the facility two days layer and has been kept in isolation at the hospital since Sunday. He was listed Thursday in serious but stable condition.Liberia is one of the three countries hit hardest in the epidemic, along with Sierra Leone and Guinea.___Associated Press writers Krista Larson and Jonathan Paye-Layleh in Monrovia, Liberia; Paul J. Weber in Dallas; Emily Schmall in Fort Worth; and Lauran Neergaard in Washington contributed to this report.last_img read more

Musical robots perform duets w Video

first_img New robot skier takes to the slopes (w/ Video) Waseda Flutist Robot 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. (PhysOrg.com) — A flute playing robot unveiled by Waseda University last year has been joined by a robot saxophonist in a Classical music duet. The aim of the project was to design robots that could respond to each other’s visual and aural cues. Explore furthercenter_img Early in 2008 other research teams, with Honda and Toyota, unveiled a robot conductor, and a trumpet player. Professor Takanishi’s ultimate goal is to create an entire robot orchestra, and the duet playing robots take him one step closer.More information: • Takanishi Lab page• Waseda Flutist Robot page© 2009 PhysOrg.com Citation: Musical robots perform duets (w/ Video) (2009, November 26) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-11-musical-robots-duets-video.html The researchers, Atsuo Takanishi and colleagues from Waseda University in Japan, want eventually to develop a robot capable of playing multiple instruments and interacting with human musicians in jazz-style improvisations. The flutist robot was unveiled in mid 2008 after Professor Takanishi, of Waseda’s engineering department had spend many years perfecting it. The saxophone player took much less time to develop but is much less android in appearance than the flute-playing robot. Professor Takanishi said the saxophone player was easier to develop because it is easier to get a sound from a reed instrument than it is from a flute.last_img read more

This Immigrant Entrepreneur and DACA Recipient Raised Over 15 Million in Funding

first_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. 1 min read Google. Pfizer. Tesla. eBay. Capital One. AT&T. These companies were all founded, completely or in part, by immigrants, who account for close to 30 percent of all new entrepreneurs in the U.S. Victor Santos, who emigrated from Brazil at age 12, is one of them. Santos co-founded Airfox, a mobile financial services company for unbanked individuals in emerging markets, and he’s also a DACA recipient. (DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, is an American immigration policy allowing for some immigrants brought to the U.S. as children to receive a renewable stay on deportation action.)On this episode of How Success Happens, Santos recalls how, during his fundraising process, venture capitalists told him they didn’t feel comfortable with his immigration status. He also shares his five-year plan for the company, his best advice for pitching a business idea and how his identity as an immigrant inspired him as an entrepreneur. center_img Register Now » July 26, 2019last_img read more