10/10 WWE Results: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Cena/Rollins)

first_img Pinterest 10/10 WWE Results: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1. Kofi Kingston & Big E def. The Wyatt Family2. NXT Champion Adrian Neville def. Sami Zayn3. Los Matadores def. Slater Gator4. Sin Cara def. Bo Dallas5. WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee def. Paige6. The Big Show def. Bray Wyatt7. WWE United States Champion Sheamus def. The Miz8. John Cena def. Seth Rollins in a Street Fight.Source: PWInsider.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipMadison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman ReignsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:31 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Google+ Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns Vin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ scene Cesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The Bar Triple H WWE Superstar John Cena announced as part of cast for Suicide Squad Sequel Xavier Woods Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reigns Now Playing Up Next Videos Articlescenter_img Facebook Twitter WhatsApp CM Punk & AJ Lee Join Horror Movie Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next WWE stars join “Brawlhalla” as Epic Crossovers in SummerSlam game event The Miz Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Two more WWE Superstars reportedly scheduled to appear at RAW Reunion showlast_img read more

Batista reportedly signs on for role in new Bond movie

first_img Dave Bautista will be a character in new video game, Finn Balor reveals new look Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Batista talks about AEW not being legitimate competition, tripping during WrestleMania entrance Latino-Review.com has a new article up that reports that former WWE champion Dave Bautista has signed on for a role in the next James Bond movie entitled “Bond 24.” A few weeks ago, a casting call was leaked for the main henceman named Hinx, with producers stating they were looking for someone who is between the ages of 30 and 45, at least 6’2, very imposing, able to do stunts and had a sports background. The article reports that Bautista has signed on for that role. Filming for “Bond 24” will begin on December 6 in England, with actor Daniel Craig reprising his role of James Bond. Bautista was last seen as Drax the Destroyer in the critically-acclaimed “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie based on the Marvel comic book. Latino-Review.com: EXCLUSIVE: Dave Bautista Bags Henchman Role Hinx In ‘Bond 24’center_img Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dave Bautista appears on “Live with Kelly and Ryan” to promote his new movie “Stuber” Google+ Pinterestlast_img read more

Details announced for WWE SummerSlam 2015

first_img Mae Young Classic participants debuting for ROH, ROH originals returning during UK tour Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Netflix announces season three of GLOW set to premiere Friday, August 9 WhatsApp WWE issued the following press release today:IZOD CENTER TO HOST WWE SUMMERSLAM® IN 2015EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. –October 13, 2014 – The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority and WWE are proud to announce that WWE’s biggest event of the summer, SummerSlam, will take place at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, NJ on Sunday, August 23, 2015.SummerSlam will feature the biggest stars of WWE in action, and the event will be broadcast around the world on WWE Network and pay-per-view. SummerSlam weekend will also feature a series of activities including fan events, autograph signings, Be a STAR anti-bullying rallies, hospital visits and other community outreach programs designed to leave a lasting impact throughout the region.WWE and the NJSEA will once again form a Local Organizing Committee with partners that include the Meadowlands Regional Chamber, MetLife Stadium, the New York Football Giants and the New York Jets. The Local Organizing Committee was originally formed to host an extremely successful WrestleMania® 29 event, held on April 7, 2013 at MetLife Stadium. WrestleMania 29 generated $101.2 million in economic impact for the region.“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to extend our phenomenal relationship with our partners in the region for SummerSlam weekend next year,” said John P. Saboor, Executive Vice President of Special Events for WWE. “This partnership would not be possible without the support of the NJSEA as they welcome WWE’s second largest destination event of the year to the New Jersey area.”“On behalf of all of our area partners, we are excited to have SummerSlam come to IZOD Center in 2015,” said Wayne Hasenbalg, President and CEO of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority. “We are proud to continue our incredible partnership with WWE and build on the success of last year’s sold-out WrestleMania 29 at MetLife Stadium.”SummerSlam has been held at the IZOD Center three previous times in 1989, 1997 and 2007. Staples Center in Los Angeles hosted the sold-out event the past six years, and other major venues such as Madison Square Garden, Wembley Stadium in London, Target Center in Minneapolis, Air Canada Centre in Toronto and TD Garden in Boston have also played host to the historic event throughout its 27 year history.Ticket information for SummerSlam will be announced in the coming months. Pinterestcenter_img Google+ Match announced for next week’s 205 Live, 8-Man Elimination from TLC PPV in 2015 Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

APNewsBreak Senators to introduce bipartisan wildfire bill

first_imgHELENA, Mont. — Senators from California and Montana said Thursday that they plan to introduce a bipartisan bill that aims to protect communities from wildfires like the one that killed 85 people and destroyed much of the Northern California town of Paradise last year.Democrat Dianne Feinstein of California and Republican Steve Daines of Montana told The Associated Press they will introduce the bill after the Senate’s August recess, but wanted to announce their plans now as the western U.S. states enter their peak fire season.“Unfortunately, millions of acres of forests in our states and across the West remain at high risk of catastrophic wildfires, and there is strong consensus that fire seasons will only get worse,” Feinstein and Daines said in a statement obtained by the AP. “We believe additional resources are urgently needed to protect our communities and tackle these emergency conditions.”Fire seasons have grown longer and more intense in recent years in the West because of hotter, drier weather and widespread tree deaths due to insects and disease.In 2017, a flash drought led to a record 2,200 square miles being burned in Montana. The state’s portion of the $400 million firefighting price tag, some $74 million, nearly busted the state’s budget and forced lawmakers into a special session to fill the gap.last_img read more

Epik reverses course says BitMitigate will not support 8chan

first_imgSeattle-based internet domain registration company Epik announced Tuesday it will not provide services to 8chan, the online message board that has gained notoriety as a haven for white supremacists, including the suspect in Saturday’s mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas.“Upon careful consideration of the recent operating history of 8chan, and in the wake of tragic news in El Paso and Dayton over the weekend, Epik has elected to not provide content delivery services to 8chan,” the company wrote in a blog post on its website. “This is largely due to the concern of inadequate enforcement and the elevated possibility of violent radicalization on the platform.”Epik’s announcement marks a reversal, coming one day after 8chan’s owner tweeted that he had begun using BitMitigate, a subsidiary of Epik, to protect 8chan from Distributed Denial of Service, or DDoS, attacks, which seek to knock websites offline by overloading them with traffic and crashing their servers.Cloudflare, a major industry provider of DDoS protection, announced Sunday that it would no longer provide services to 8chan. The decision came after it was revealed that the El Paso gunman apparently posted a manifesto to 8chan shortly before the attack — the third time since March that an alleged mass shooter has used the platform to spread white supremacist ideology.Epik’s decision to similarly ditch 8chan is notable because Epik and BitMitigate have both previously made headlines for their willingness to provide services to websites that had been dropped by other industry players due to white supremacist content — in Epik’s case, the social media network Gab, and for BitMitigate, the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer.last_img read more

Cantwell DelBene push big increase in affordable housing tax credits

first_imgA bipartisan bill from two Washington members of Congress would increase funding for low-income housing tax credits by 50 percent, enabling the development of nearly 10,000 new affordable housing units in Washington over the next 10 years.The bill, sponsored by Sen. Maria Cantwell and Rep. Suzan DelBene, would boost funding of the federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit, a federal program that spends nearly $10 billion a year to drive down the cost of building affordable housing in every state in the country.The tax credit is the federal government’s chief program to encourage more affordable housing, available to developers to build or rehabilitate units. The tax credit generally offsets about 70 percent of the cost of new projects, and about 30 percent of refurbished housing, according to the Congressional Research Service.Since it went into law in 1987, the tax credit has helped build more than 270 affordable housing complexes in Seattle with nearly 23,000 units. It’s helped build affordable housing in 37 of Washington’s 39 counties. It helps fund 90 percent of the affordable housing being built in the country.“The credit is our most important and best tool for affordable housing,” said Kim Herman, executive director of the Washington State Housing Finance Commission, which distributes the tax credits statewide. “It puts literally billions of dollars of private money to work for the public good.”last_img read more

Hands clapping feet moving at new summer camp

first_imgElementary school students got their hands clapping and feet moving this week at Hough Elementary School at a new summer camp hosted by the Hough Foundation.The free, two-week camp covered topics such as horticulture, samba dancing and a beginners music lesson.Jill Campbell, executive director of the Hough Foundation, said the camp offered a “fun, educational safe place” for neighborhood families for whom expensive summer camps might be out of reach.Most Clark County students return to school next week; the first day of school for Vancouver Public Schools is Tuesday.last_img read more

APNORC poll 64 disapprove of Trumps climate change views

first_imgWASHINGTON — President Donald Trump gets some of his worst marks from the American people when it comes to his handling of climate change, and majorities believe the planet is warming and support government actions that he has sometimes scoffed at.While the administration has rolled back regulations to cut emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide from power and industrial plants and pushed for more coal use, wide shares of Americans say they want just the opposite, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.About two out of three Americans say corporations have a responsibility to combat climate change, and a similar share also say it’s the job of the U.S. government.But 64% of Americans say they disapprove of Trump’s policies toward climate change while about half that many say they approve. That 32% approval of his climate policies is the lowest among six issue areas that the poll asked about, including immigration (38 and health care (37%).Ann Florence, a 70-year-old retiree and self-described independent from Jonesborough, Tennessee, said she faults Trump on climate change “because he doesn’t believe it’s happening. It is changing if he would just look at what’s happening.”last_img read more

New Luxury Title to Debut in 2009

first_imgFinding advertisers in the volatile U.S. economy may prove to be an even bigger challenge. Through the first nine months of the year, ad pages for the Robb Report and Departures magazines were down 5 percent and 5.6 percent, respectively, according to the Publishers Information Bureau. (Executive Travel SkyGuide, the only other explicit luxury magazine tracked by PIB, saw a 13.4 percent jump during the same period.) And Niche Media, publisher of a large swath of regional luxury titles, was forced to restructure in part because of the down economy.CR Media launched Prestige Singapore in 2000, followed by launches in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Hong Kong. It may be well into 2009 before the economy recovers enough for consumer magazine ad pages to turn around, but a Singapore publisher is betting the market for luxury magazines is stable enough to launch one.CR Media plans to launch Prestige New York, a U.S. version of its Prestige Singapore flagship, in February. Its editorial will include the mix of city society leaders, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, politicians and innovators common in most luxury magazines, but with an international twist, the company says. Rhonda Palmer, Prestige New York’s editor, wants the magazine to “feel like the interesting and entertaining person you’d want to be seated next to at a dinner party.” The monthly magazine will target “high net worth individuals” with controlled circulation of 50,000 and distribution in ultra-affluent households, primarily in New York. Jane Leong, CR Media’s founding director, says “the ultra-affluent are still spending—reaching them is the marketing challenge.”last_img read more

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT 8 Wilmington Students Named To Deans List At Worcester State University

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT 8 Wilmington Students Named To Deans List At Worcester State University

first_imgWORCESTER, MA — The following Wilmington students have been named to the Worcester State University Dean’s List for Spring 2018:Brittany A. BoggiaSteven W. GodfreyErin M. HalasAshleigh M. HowlandLily A. KeatingOlivia I. PetrucciJuliana E. RosaChristina J. SpinosDean’s list honors are awarded to matriculated undergraduate students who have earned a 3.5 GPA or higher. Full-time students must have earned a minimum of 12 credits and part-time students must have earned a minimum of 6 credits.(NOTE: The above announcement is from the Worcester State University.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 6 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Bridgewater State UniversityIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 3 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At MCPHSIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 4 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At WPIIn “Education”last_img read more

NOW HIRING 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington Week of October 21 2018

NOW HIRING 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington Week of October 21 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are job listings previously published on Wilmington Apple during the week of October 21, 2018:Full-Time Long-Term Substitute French Teacher at Wilmington Middle SchoolFull-Time Store Manager at StarbucksPart-Time/Full-Time Human Resources Team Member at TargetFull-Time Medical Benefits Specialist at Ametros Financial CorporationFull-Time Customer Service Advisor at SOVOS ComplianceFull-Time Client Engagement Specialist at SOVOS CompliancePart-Time Delivery Driver at NAPA Auto PartsFull-Time Automotive Counter Sales Rep at NAPA Auto PartsFull-Time Product Manager (Outdoor LED Drivers) at Osram SylvaniaFull-Time Equipment Maintenance Technician at Analog DevicesFull-Time Assistant Program Director at NFI MassachusettsFull-Time Financial Analyst at Charles River LabsFull-Time & Part-Time Home Health Aide at Assisting Hands of WilmingtonPart-Time Nights & Weekends Home Health Aide at Assisting Hands of WilmingtonPart-Time Cashier at K1 SpeedFull-Time Cost Accountant at CutisPharma, Inc.Full-Time System Administrator at LoadSpring SolutionsFull-Time Warehouse Associate at Standard ElectricFull-Time Corporate Sales Trainee at Standard ElectricFull-Time Member Care Advocate at AmetrosFull-Time Warehouse Sort Supervisor at OptimaFull-Time Morning Delivery Driver at OptimaPart-Time Overnight Warehouse Associate at OptimaFull-Time/Part-Time Crew at McDonald’sFull-Time/Part-Time Maintenance Person at McDonald’sFull-Time Department Manager at McDonald’sFull-Time Graphic Designer at Kirkwood DirectFull-Time Marketing Automation Specialist at SOVOS ComplianceFull-Time Brand Associate Director at CutisPharmaFull-Time Domestic Tax Director at Charles River LabsFull-Time ABA Counselor at May InstituteFull-Time/Part-Time Package Handler at FedEx WarehouseFull-Time Marketing Specialist at World Travel HoldingsFull-TIme Product and Promotions Specialist at World Travel HoldingsFull-Time Web & Email Designer at World Travel HoldingsFull-Time Laboratory Technician I at Charles River LabsFull-Time Production Supervisor at AmetekFull-Time Manufacturing Technician (Electrical) at AmetekFull-Time Sanitation at Stuffed FoodsFull-Time Counter Sales Representative at S.G. TorriceFull-Time Service Manager (Refreshment Services) at AramarkFull-Time Employee Relations Specialist at UniFirstFull-Time Warehouse Manager at NAPA Auto PartsPart-Time Deliver Driver at Optima CourierFull-Time Project Management Specialist at Charles River LabsFull-Time Human Resources Co-Op at UniFirstFull-Time Corporate Fleet Manager at UniFirstPart-Time Shift Leader at Dunkin DonutsFull-Time Business Customer Service Representative at VerizonPart-Time Package Handler at UPS WilmingtonFull-Time Service Technician at AramarkFull-Time Operations Analyst at SOVOS ComplianceFull-Time Compliance Services Associate at SOVOS ComplianceFull-Time HP Digital Press Operator at Smyth CompaniesPart-Time Babysitter For 3 Wilmington ChildrenFull-Time Customer Service Representative at D.B. RobertsFull-Time Shipping & Receiving (2nd Shift) at Kirkwood DirectPart-Time Environmental Analyst III NERO (Audits) at Massachusetts DEP (Wilmington Office)Full-Time Assembly Operator at Koch ChemicalFull-Time IT Administrative Assistant at UniFirst(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of July 21, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of June 30, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of August 4, 2019)In “Business”last_img read more

Schoolboy kills himself over scolding

Schoolboy kills himself over scolding

first_imgA schoolboy allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his residence at Khanpur village in Bagha upazila of Rajshahi district on Monday, reports UNB.The deceased is Shohan, a JSC examinee and son of a certain Ashraf Ali, a rickshaw puller of the village.Shohan’s mother Rashida Begum said she scolded Shohan in the morning for playing mobile games instead of studying for the exams and went to a neighbour’s house. Upon returning she found her son hanging from the ceiling.Shohan was taken to the Upazila Health Complex where physicians declared him dead on arrival, she added.Necessary steps would be taken after investigation, said Bagha police station officer-in-charge Rezaul Karim.last_img read more

Political Roundup Turners Budget The Iran Deal And Giulianis Media Blitz

Political Roundup Turners Budget The Iran Deal And Giulianis Media Blitz

first_img X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen From Pres. Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, to Rudy Giuliani’s media blitz, to the details of Mayor Turner’s budget, our political experts weigh in on this week’s big stories with an eye for how they might affect Houston and Texas.Our panel of experts this week includes Jon Taylor, political science professor at the University of St. Thomas, and Nancy Sims from Pierpont Communications and a lecturer at the University of Houston. 00:00 /20:15 Sharelast_img read more

Tuck into some exotic sea food

Tuck into some exotic sea food

first_imgThe much awaited oriental sea food festival at Chowman is back and it’s time to binge on the most exotic sea food in town. The festival, which started from July 15, at all dine in outlets of Chowman, was graced by eminent Music Director and Composer, Debojyoti Mishra.Chowman has always brought variety in the food they serve – from starting to serve authentic Chinese dishes for the very first time, to giving us an experience of neighborhood fine dining and introducing the city to the most delectable and unique food festivals. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfIn the menu this time is a variety of starters and sides to complement the flavorful rice, noodles and meifoon dishes. ‘The Prawn Satay with peanut sauce’ and the ‘Pan Fried Chili Promfret’ are sure to leave you asking for more. Besides this, one can also savour the taste of authentic dishes like ‘Hand Folded Crab Meat Wonton’, ‘Deep Fried Seafood Roll’, ‘Crispy Honey Shrimps/Shrimp with asparagus’, ‘Chinese Fried Fish/ Spicy Sliced Fish’. And for, main course, ‘Sweet & Spicy Jumbo Prawn’, ‘Lobster in Chili Corn Sauce/Lobster with mint, lemon & Chilies’, ‘Octopus in Chili Mustard Sauce’, ‘Thin Fried Squid in Toban Djan Sauce’ can be tried. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveSpeaking to the media on the occasion, Debaditya Chaudhury, Managing Director of Chowman Hospitality Pvt. Ltd said, “We at Chowman, have always tried to bring ingenuity and great flavour-profiles through our extensive menu and unique food festivals. It makes me really happy to bring back the sea food festival yet again. We have been receiving calls enquiring about the festival and I am so glad that Chowman has been so well-received by the people. This time, we have kept new dishes in our menu, which people have not tried before in Chowman. And, I am very confident that everybody will like them too.” Rs 1400/- plus taxes (Meal for two people) Timings: 12 pm – 10.30 pmlast_img read more

Justice Department evaluating Obamaera protections for transgender inmates

Justice Department evaluating Obamaera protections for transgender inmates

first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) A new federal lawsuit indicates Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Justice Department is evaluating protections for transgender inmates passed during Obama’s presidency.The suit was filed in a US District Court in Northern Texas. The plaintiffs are four evangelical Christian women in a Texas prison. In the suit, the plaintiffs allege the Bureau of Prison’s (BOP) ‘placement of transgender inmates in women’s facilities violates their constitutional rights and their rights under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA)’.They are arguing against guidelines established in 2012’s Prison Rape Elimination Act, which protects transgender inmates from violence.The plaintiffs are specifically seeking ‘a nationwide injunction to prevent BOP from enforcing its regulation and guidelines’ by blocking any placement of transgender inmates in Federal Medical Center or Federal Prison Center. They are also pushing for a transfer to another institution that does not currently have transgender inmates.Lawyers for the United States government, however, argued against the women’s request. In the suit, they explain why: ‘Plaintiffs have not met their heavy burden of showing the extraordinary relief of a preliminary injunction is appropriate …  Plaintiffs have not established that they will suffer any imminent harm absent an injunction.’ WikipediaJeff Sessions’ DoJ is evaluating protections for transgender inmates Furthermore, the transgender inmates are not even in the same housing unit as the plaintiffs.The suit can be read in its entirety here.Evaluation of inmates not over yetDistrict Judge Reed O’Connor is deciding the case. Previously, he blocked guidelines seeking to protect trans students’ right to use their preferred bathroom.Despite lawyers arguing against the suit, the administration is not defending the policies protecting transgender inmates.Instead, the Justice Department is leaving that up to the next Bureau of Prisons director. They have yet to be named. They said the director ‘will evaluate the issues in this case and how the challenged regulation and policies apply to Plaintiffs’.It is unclear then what future evaluations could mean for these policies.H/t: BuzzFeed NewsGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… The US Department of Justice is evaluating rules for transgender prisonersAmerica’s federal prisons are rolling back protections for transgender peopleUS Education Department refuses transgender students’ bathroom casesRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/justice-department-evaluating-obama-era-protections-transgender-inmates/last_img read more

Want Your Kid to Play Pro Soccer Sign Her Up for

Want Your Kid to Play Pro Soccer Sign Her Up for

first_imgThe Women’s World Cup is in full swing, and today the Americans will face off against France in a battle to advance to the semifinals. This year’s American team is a strong one, both in personality (they are currently engaged in an equal-pay dispute with the US Soccer Federation) and in style—they started the tournament with a 13-0 rout over Thailand.This year’s squad is also unique because it’s the first US women’s soccer team with women who chose to skip college soccer and go straight to the pros. Mallory Pugh and Lindsey Horan were the first American women soccer players to make that decision, but they are hardly the last. This year, Olivia Moultrie became the youngest American woman to go pro when she signed with the Portland Thorns soccer club at age 13. While going pro before college is relatively common in men’s sports, the practice is starting to grow in women’s sports too.Their stories are enough to make you want to put down your screen and start running laps. Horan and Pugh started playing at 5 and 4 years old, respectively. Moultrie was playing with boys’ teams by the time she was 10 and signed an agreement to play for the University of North Carolina the following year. They are incredible, young, focused athletes. They didn’t dabble in other sports; they homed in on one and excelled.Specialization, a singular focus on one particular sport, can be great for lots of kids. They develop skills early and, if they want to, can compete at an elite level. For sports like gymnastics, where the window of competition comes early in an athlete’s life, it’s essential. As women’s sports become a more financially viable career path, it’s possible more specialized athletes will follow in the footsteps of Horan, Pugh, and Moultrie. But a growing body of research shows that specializing too early can cause a host of issues that drive kids away from sports and make young athletes more vulnerable to injuries. Beyond physical injuries, burnout is also a risk. Headlines are replete with cautionary tales of players like Freddy Adu, a child soccer prodigy who went pro at 14 but never grew into the adult star people expected him to become. Of all the thousands of little girls on club soccer teams around the country, only 23 will make it onto the World Cup squad. Putting adult pressures on younger athletes drives some kids away. “We have a way of talking to kids and treating them like they’re little professional athlete robots, because we think that will toughen them up,” says Bowers. “But a lot of kids aren’t emotionally ready to handle the winning, the losing, the yelling.”Of course, if you want to go pro, you have to specialize eventually. Researchers say that while there’s no magic number, high school is about the time to start concentrating on one thing. There are also ways to curb these injury risks. Some coaches, for example, intentionally tailor strength and conditioning routines to help players develop different motor skills, particularly around proper jumping technique. Leagues can reduce the number of games and practices they hold. USA Hockey has already adjusted its expectations, creating an American Development Model that focuses on age-appropriate development. Younger players use smaller rinks and are encouraged to try other sports, like tennis, during the summer. Other leagues, including USA soccer, have started to follow suit. Over the past decade, specialization has become the norm in kids’ sports for a variety of reasons. It’s perpetuated by media phenomena like the Little League World Series, the finals of which are broadcast on both ESPN and ABC and watched by over a million viewers, more than double the number of people who tune in for the WNBA. It’s lauded by thousands of YouTube videos of rising stars like Sky Brown, a 10-year-old pro surfer and skateboarder who is aiming to compete in the 2020 Olympics. Then there’s the $2.9 billion in college sports scholarships, more than double what it was 15 years ago. “Sports performance has always coincided with the stories we tell ourselves about the American Dream,” says Matt Bowers, a professor at the University of Texas, Austin, who studies athlete development. “Being able to work your way towards a better life through this type of outlet.”Private sports clubs too have spurred more early investment in sports. They began with youth hockey teams in the 1970s and today cover nearly every mainstream sport, including soccer, basketball, baseball, and softball. Those teams, which are open to kids as young as 6 or 7, play year-round and often leave little time for other sports or for free play. “It makes sense for somebody who’s running a private sports club to want you to specialize year-round, because that’s their livelihood,” says Bowers. “We have to acknowledge that a part of the specialization is that it’s in a lot of people’s financial interests to have kids specializing and participating year-round.”There’s something intuitive about the specialization approach as well. Want to be good at violin? Practice reading music and playing. Want to be good at soccer? Play soccer. With sports, however, development isn’t that linear: The so-called 10,000-hours rule just doesn’t apply. Playing multiple sports can actually help young athletes gain important skills, while focusing on only one could end up hurting their long-term development.One issue, says Bowers, is that kids who specialize often don’t get enough rest time to let their bodies heal. That means more stress on ligaments, joints, and muscles, which wear out. Sometimes those injuries can heal with just some rest, like shin splints. But others have more severe consequences. One stark example is the dramatic rise among young pitchers of Tommy John surgeries, an elbow-ligament repair named after the pro pitcher who was the first to receive the procedure in 1974. The surgery was initially only done on professional pitchers who had spent years in the major leagues. But one 2015 study found that nearly 57 percent of Tommy John surgeries performed between 2007 and 2011 were on teenagers. But the effects of specialization on American sport culture are more insidious and longer lasting. “The greater public health worry is that we’re getting a small group of kids who are playing sports all the time and a larger group of kids who are playing videogames,” says Jayanthi. Over the past several decades, as private clubs grew, local park and recreational budgets shrank. Families that can’t afford expensive leagues, or who don’t have the resources to ferry kids to endless practices and far-flung tournaments, now have fewer options. The Aspen Institute found that two-thirds of low-income kids don’t play any sports at all. By comparison, in households with an annual income of at least $100,000, nearly 70 percent of kids played.The system has also become self-sustaining. As more kids participate in private club sports, local rec leagues lose more of the good players and coaches. The quality of play and coaching in those leagues diminishes, driving even more parents to put their kids on private teams. The park leagues then cut back budgets even further. “It’s making kids’ sports more exclusionary,” says Tom Farrey, head of the Aspen Institute’s Project Play, who notes this system also pushes aside late bloomers who don’t grow into their bodies until high school or college.The solution to all these problems is, perhaps, obvious. Play lots of sports. Especially if you’re a little kid. Abby Wambach, for example, attributes her signature heading prowess in soccer to her experience as a basketball player, where she learned how to track the arc of the ball and how to time her jump to intercept it. Another solution is to stop thinking of children’s sports as a place to groom elite competitors. “Childhood is the time of exploration,” says Farrey. “Carve out time for them to do other things.” It could help their athletic prowess in the long run. If nothing else, they might at least have more fun.center_img More Great WIRED StoriesFear, misinformation, and measles spread in BrooklynHow nine people built an illegal $5 million Airbnb empireInside the room where they control the weather satellitesGoogle Photos hacks to tame your picture overloadIt’s time to switch to a privacy browser🏃🏽‍♀️ Want the best tools to get healthy? Check out our Gear team’s picks for the best fitness trackers, running gear (including shoes and socks), and best headphones.📩 Get even more of our inside scoops with our weekly Backchannel newsletter Right now there’s not enough data on specific sports, but Neeru Jayanthi, a doctor at Emory Sports Medicine who studies specialization, estimates that on average, specializing can double the risk of injury for young athletes. “These children have adult-level skills, but they’re still in a child’s body,” he says. “You have to remember that they’re doing phenomenal things on the tennis court, but when you’re talking about training loads and their ability to tolerate this week after week and year after year, they’re still a child.”Another issue for kids who specialize very early is that they don’t always develop a range of good motor skills. Practicing jumping, throwing, sprinting, kicking, and catching all contribute to a well-rounded athlete and healthy kid. When children only practice one sport, they refine a narrower set of skills. But the unpredictability of sports—a big jump to catch a stray ball, a sudden change in direction—can push kids to do things their bodies aren’t adept at, putting them at risk of injury. “Those kids that specialize earlier, they tend to have less coordinated joints,” says Greg Myers, a doctor at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.Myers says that while overuse injuries can be solved with a little rest, these coordination problems and poor mechanics, which affect the ankles, knees, hips, and glutes, can plague athletes into adulthood, putting them at greater risk for acute injuries like ACL tears. “The neuroplasticity, or how we adjust our neuro-muscular control, continues to be open when kids are pre-puberty through their adolescent years,” he says, but the older kids get, the harder it gets to fix imbalances.last_img read more

Cloud Next 2019 Tokyo Google announces new security capabilities for enterprise users

Cloud Next 2019 Tokyo Google announces new security capabilities for enterprise users

first_imgAt its Cloud Next 2019 conference happening in Tokyo, Google unveiled new security capabilities that are coming to its enterprise products, G Suite Enterprise, Google Cloud, and Cloud Identity. These capabilities are intended to help its enterprise customers protect their “users, data, and applications in the cloud.” Google is hosting this two-day event (July 31- Aug 1) to showcase its cloud products. Among the key announcements made are Advanced Protection Program support for enterprise products that are rolling out soon, expanded availability of Titan Security Keys, improved anomaly detection in G Suite enterprise, and more. Advanced Protection Program for high-risk employees The Advanced Protection Program was launched in 2017 to protect the personal Google accounts of users who are at high risk of online threats like phishing. The program goes beyond the traditional two-step verification by enforcing you to use a physical security key in addition to your password for signing in to your Google account. The program will be available in beta in the coming days for G Suite, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Cloud Identity customers. It will enable enterprise admins to enforce a set of security policies for employees who are at high-risk of targeted attacks such as IT administrators, business executives, among others. The set of policies include enforcing the use of Fast Identity Online (FIDO) keys like Titan Security Keys, automatically blocking of access to non-trusted third-party apps, and enabling enhanced scanning of incoming emails. Wider availability of Titan Security Keys After looking at the growing demand for Titan Security Keys in the US, Google has now expanded its availability in Canada, France, Japan, and the United Kingdom (UK). These keys are available as bundles of two: USB/NFC and Bluetooth. You can use these keys anywhere FIDO security keys are supported including Coinbase, Dropbox, Facebook, GitHub, Salesforce, Stripe, Twitter, and more. Anomalous activity alerts in G Suite G Suite Enterprise and G Suite Enterprise for Education admins can now opt-in to receive anomalous activity alerts in the G Suite alert center. G Suite takes the help of machine learning to analyze security signals within Google Drive to detect potential security risks. These security risks include data exfiltration, policy violations when sharing and downloading files, and more. Google also announced that it will be rolling out support for password vaulted apps in Cloud Identity. Karthik Lakshminarayanan and Vidya Nagarajan from the Google Cloud team wrote in a blog post, “The combination of standards-based- and password-vaulted app support will deliver one of the largest app catalogs in the industry, providing seamless one-click access for users and a single point of management, visibility, and control for admins.” You can read the official announcement by Google to know more in detail. Read Next Google Project Zero reveals six “interactionless” bugs that can affect iOS via Apple’s iMessage Data Transfer Project: Now Apple joins Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter to make data sharing seamless Understanding security features in the Google Cloud Platform (GCP)last_img read more

UPS takes minority stake in selfdriving truck startup TuSimple

UPS takes minority stake in selfdriving truck startup TuSimple

first_imgUPS said Thursday it has taken a minority stake in self-driving truck startup TuSimple, just months after the two companies began testing the use of autonomous trucks in Arizona.The size of minority investment, which was made by the company’s venture arm UPS Ventures, was not disclosed. The investment and the testing comes as UPS looks for new ways to remain competitive, cut costs and boost its bottom line.TuSimple, which launched in 2015 and has operations in San Diego and Tucson, Ariz., believes it can deliver. The startup says it can cut average purchased transportation costs by 30%.TuSimple, which is backed by Nvidia, ZP Capital and Sina Corp., is working on a “full-stack solution,” a wonky industry term that means developing and bringing together all of the technological pieces required for autonomous driving. TuSimple is developing a Level 4 system, a designation by the SAE that means the vehicle takes over all of the driving in certain conditions.An important piece of TuSimple’s approach is its camera-centric perception solution. The system has a vision range of 1,000 meters, the company says.The days of when highways will be filled with autonomous trucks are years away. But UPS believes it’s worth jumping in at an early stage to take advantage of some of the automated driving, such as advanced braking technology that TuSimple can offer today.“UPS is committed to developing and deploying technologies that enable us to operate our global logistics network more efficiently,” Scott Price, chief strategy officer at UPS said in a statement. “While fully autonomous, driverless vehicles still have development and regulatory work ahead, we are excited by the advances in braking and other technologies that companies like TuSimple are mastering. All of these technologies offer significant safety and other benefits that will be realized long before the full vision of autonomous vehicles is brought to fruition — and UPS will be there, as a leader implementing these new technologies in our fleet.”UPS initially tapped TuSimple to help it better understand how Level 4 autonomous trucking might function within its network. That relationship expanded in May when the companies began using self-driving tractor trailers to carry freight on a freight route between Tucson and Phoenix to test if service and efficiency in the UPS network can be improved. This testing is ongoing. All of TuSimple’s self-driving trucks operating in the U.S. have a safety driver and an engineer in the cab.TuSimple and UPS monitor all aspects of these trips, including safety data, transport time and the distance and time the trucks travel autonomously, the companies said Thursday.UPS isn’t the only company that TuSimple is hauling freight for as part of its testing. TuSimple has said it’s hauling loads for several customers in Arizona. The startup has a post-money valuation of $1.095 billion (aka unicorn status).last_img read more

Unbearable smoke stench in Acaciavale

Unbearable smoke stench in Acaciavale

first_img“We can’t breathe with this smoke, and we hope that the  municipal workers at the dumpyard will stop burning rubbish like this,” said another concerned resident.A real estate agent commented that they took clients to see a house in the area and they ended up with coughing fits. “I can’t conduct business in these conditions. Who can concentrate on looking at a house when they can’t even take a breath without choking on smoke fumes?”Residents have been phoning the Ladysmith Gazette non-stop and commenting on our Facebook page about the situation. They are asking why municipal workers haven’t been sent out to extinguish the fire at the dump site.We are still awaiting comment from the municipality. People living in the Acaciavale and Aloe Park areas are fuming about the thick black smoke that has been lingering in the air from Wednesday morning (yesterday) and continuing this morning (Thursday).The dump site in Acaciavale is the reason for the smoke .People are concerned about their health, especially that of their children, as the smoke doesn’t seem to be dissipating.“I first thought it was mist when I woke up on Wednesday, but quickly realised it was thick smoke,” said a distressed Aneesa Khan.Aneesa added that, “It is very hard to breathe in these conditions. Whoever is burning stuff needs to realise that there are sick and elderly people living in these areas, and their well-being is at stake.” WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

HawaiiQantas Frequent FlyersQantas Points

HawaiiQantas Frequent FlyersQantas Points

first_imgHawaiiQantas Frequent FlyersQantas Points Qantas Frequent Flyers can now use their Qantas Points on redemption seats for flights between Sydney and Hawaii (Honolulu).From August, Qantas has put the larger Boeing 747 aircraft on the route, replacing the Airbus A330 aircraft which currently flies between the two cities, providing additional redemption seats available for booking.Between Sydney and Honolulu there are currently 1,900 Economy, 370 Premium Economy and 200 Business redemption seats available to book as Classic Flight Rewards in each direction between 20 August 2018 and 15 April 2019: that’s an average of 55 redemption seats per week in each direction for Economy, 11 for Premium Economy and six per week in the Business cabin.There is also good availability of Economy redemption seats on flights to the United States and London between September and November 2018.“We know our customers love using their Qantas Points to book flights or upgrade to Business.“Hawaii is one of our Frequent Flyers’ favourite holiday destinations so we expect these seats to be snapped up quickly.“Flight redemptions are the most popular way for people to use their Qantas Points, with members using their points to purchase a staggering 4.6 million seats each year for the past five years.”last_img read more