HALIFAX – Ten things to know about the Nova Scotia election campaign, which ends Tuesday:1. Polls forecast a Liberal advantage, but no sure thing.Most polls have showed the incumbent Liberals in the lead throughout the race, but the Tories appeared to be closing the gap as the clock ticked towards Tuesday’s election.A Mainstreet/iPolitics poll released on Monday suggested a spike in the number of undecided voters and volatility in seat projections that could mean that an array of electoral outcomes — from a second Liberal majority to a Progressive Conservative government — are possible.2. The Liberals have positioned themselves as the party of sustainable economic growth.The Liberal platform includes more than $1 billion in spending commitments and tax cuts over four years, along with promises to do more for vulnerable Nova Scotians.3. The Tories have vowed to keep province in the black with an “optimistic,” pro-growth agenda.The Progressive Conservatives have put forward a bullish plan to spur economic growth through millions in spending commitments without returning to deficit, according to the party.4. The New Democrats have promised new spending at the expense of balanced books.Leader Gary Burrill has pledged to make community college free; make day care more accessible; boost social assistance benefits; and spend $120 million over four years for new doctors and primary care givers. The cost: Deficits totalling $966 million over four years5. The Tory leader frames the election as a “referendum” on Premier Stephen McNeil.Jamie Baillie has pitched himself as a sunny alternative to the incumbent premier, but that hasn’t kept him from dragging McNeil’s name through the mud. The PCs issue a daily blast of anti-Liberal talking points, and Baillie has cast himself as cure to four years of “mean-spirited” governance.6. McNeil took off the gloves in the final stretch of the campaign.For the most of the election, McNeil brushed off his opponents’ criticisms with policy-based rejoinders, but as the race has appeared to tighten, the Liberal leader has gone after Baillie for political “fearmongering” and trying to paper over a “$500-million hole” in the Tory platform — a claim a PC party spokesperson has dismissed as baseless.7. NDP is angling for political comeback.The New Democrats have a steep hill to climb for the party to reassert itself as a major player in Nova Scotia. It suffered a humiliating defeat in the 2013 provincial election, falling from a 33-seat majority to third place. On the plus side, being in last place has made them less of a target for the other parties this time.Burrill hopes to win his own competitive race in Halifax-Chebucto, having won the leadership last year without a seat.8. Candidates of all stripes were haunted by their online histories.Each of the three major parties lost a candidate due to online posts.The Tories turfed their Dartmouth South candidate because of off-colour social medial posts including a joke about date rape, while the NDP candidate in Dartmouth East was forced to withdraw over sexist and homophobic content on a website he hosted. The Liberal candidate for Pictou East was also ejected for mocking people with mental disabilities on Twitter.9. Messy labour disputes could haunt the Liberals on election day.Long-simmering tensions between the McNeil government and Nova Scotia’s 9,000 public school educators ended with an imposed agreement. The Liberals have since made strides to address teachers’ classroom concerns, but the party’s popularity appeared to take a hit even before the campaign began.Labour advocates still have a watchful eye on the government’s unproclaimed Bill 148, with its power to impose settlements and restrict arbitrated settlements.10. The number one ballot box question is health care — or so the Tories and NDP hope.The Tories and NDP have laid the province’s health-care deficiencies — including doctor shortages, emergency room closures and lack of mental health services — at McNeil’s feet.The premier says the system has improved during his term, but has been dogged by an unfulfilled 2013 campaign pledge to ensure all Nova Scotians have access to primary care. read more
Many of them had already endured their share of heartache. Some had been trying for years to get pregnant, suffering through multiple miscarriages. Others had undergone cancer treatments that destroyed their fertility.Now, hundreds of these women and couples have learned that the eggs and embryos they froze for eventual use in starting or expanding a family may have been destroyed by storage tank failures March 4 at two fertility clinics in suburban Cleveland and San Francisco.Authorities are investigating what went wrong to cause the biggest such loss in the U.S. since in vitro fertilization began nearly four decades ago. But some of these patients at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and the Pacific Fertility Clinic fear their last, best chance of having children may be gone.___Marlo Emch didn’t grow up with a brother or sister near her age. That’s why she desperately wanted another child after giving birth last April to a son conceived through in vitro fertilization.She imagined her son having a partner to help navigate life and someone who would be there after she and her husband were gone. “It makes me sad to think he may never have a sibling close to his age,” she said.Emch and her husband, Jeremy, married in their late 30s and struggled to have a child, losing one pregnancy after three months, before turning to a fertility clinic.“People who are able to conceive naturally have no idea of the level of despair a woman has when they can’t become pregnant,” she said.Everything worked perfectly with the birth of their son, and they planned trying for just one more this spring until being told last week that their seven remaining embryos may no longer be viable.The couple, both now 42, won’t know until the embryos are thawed and tested.“Chances are very, very low. The mother in me has to find out for sure. I almost feel like I’m going to have to grieve all over again,” said Emch, who lives in Burton, Ohio.Since receiving the devastating news, she started a Facebook support group open to the 700 affected patients from the suburban Cleveland clinic.One woman told of how her husband has died since the couple froze their embryos. “That was her last connection to him,” Emch said.___Before undergoing chemotherapy at age 23 for a rare cancer that affects bones and soft tissue, Elliott Ash decided to have his sperm frozen.He hadn’t even met his future wife but knew he wanted children someday.Married five years ago, he and his wife decided in 2014 to start the process of having a child through in vitro fertilization while in their early 30s. Their son was born the next year, and two frozen embryos remained in storage at University Hospitals.“In an instant, everything was taken away,” said Amber Ash.Doctors have told the couple the embryos did not survive the thaw.Her first thought was about her son and his lost opportunity to have a genetic sibling.While her husband’s cancer is in remission, chemotherapy left him sterile. Creating new embryos with his sperm is no longer an option.The Bay Village, Ohio, couple was among the first to sue the hospital.“So many of us were cheated, cheated of the opportunity to start families or expand our families,” said Amber Ash. “Our motive really is we want to prevent this from happening again. To prevent another family from going through this complete nightmare.”___Cameron Michalak and his wife, Amber, spent close to eight frustrating years trying to have a baby — both naturally and through fertilization treatments.When nothing they tried worked, their doctor advised that their best and maybe only chance for a pregnancy would be through in vitro fertilization.Expensive and exhaustive, the process took over their lives. Family and friends in the Cleveland area raised $13,000 through a GoFundMe campaign.There were hundreds of injections, multiple times per day for Amber. Strict schedules for the waves of drugs. Another failure on the first round. And then more shots after Amber became pregnant with a girl due in April.“Extraordinarily invasive,” said Cameron Michalak. “I wouldn’t wish that on her ever again.”Now, though, it’s a decision they may face again.The couple had five frozen embryos — created by combining their eggs and sperm — that were frozen and stored in the failed tank. Now, repeating the process may be their only shot at having another child.University Hospitals is offering to help patients with new fertility treatments.That may still be an option for the Michalaks, who live in Vermillion, Ohio, because both are 34, but that might not be true for older patients. Others are deciding whether it’s worth risking additional health complications.“That was my first thought, all of the people who have not had a chance to have success yet,” said Cameron Michalak. “All of the people who don’t have the time to wait or their time is now.”___Katie Miller has had two children using her frozen embryos and was starting treatments at Pacific Fertility Clinic so she could have a third when she was got an email saying something went wrong.She was among 500 people who have been told their embryos were in a storage tank that had dangerously low liquid nitrogen levels. The clinic said the embryos were transferred to a new tank.“You don’t even think about what’s happening in the lab. You just assume that that’s really being taken care of and that’s not something to worry about,” Miller told KGO-TV in San Francisco.The extent of the damage has not been disclosed.“There really are so many questions at this point, and hopefully there will be some good news,” she said. “But at the same time, there have to be people who have already received probably very devastating news.”___Associated Press writer Olga Rodriguez in San Francisco contributed to this report. read more
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C – The North Peace Cultural Centre (NPCC) is replacing all of the seats in their theatre and patrons have an opportunity to purchase seats while supporting local arts.The Front Row Center Seat Sale fundraising campaign is officially underway. After 25 years of service, the seats will be a source of funding for the first major renovation of the theatre since it’s opening in 1992.The goal for the fundraiser is $160,000. Individuals and businesses can become a Seat Sponsor for just $400 per seat, which includes a charitable tax receipt. “The seats are in various states of disrepair after 25 years of constant theatre use by performance groups, local talent, touring concerts and school shows,” said Baptiste Marcere, Executive Director of the North Peace Cultural Centre. “This is a great opportunity that echoes the sentiment of the original seat sale fundraiser and allows us to create a strong future for our cultural centre. It ensures a tradition of artistic excellence continues in Fort St. John.”The NPCC shared Seat Sponsors will be recognized with a dedication plaque attached to their selected seat to celebrate their support of the arts, cherish the memory of a loved one, or raise their company’s profile in the community.The theatre will be closed from June 15 to September 15 for the installation of the new seats, as well as new carpeting, drapes, and lighting. Seat sponsors will be treated to an exclusive special event celebrating the completed renovations later in September.This capital campaign is being supported by the City of Fort St. John and the Province of British Columbia through the BC Capital Gaming Grants program.To learn more or to sponsor a seat, visit npcc.bc.ca/seats, or call the box office at 250-785-1992. read more
The nineteenth-century witnessed a turmoil of human emotions. Showing love for one’s own country and keeping it above every other interest became a way of life for people. Soon, it engulfed big European nations and later took the entire world in its purview. Sociologists coined a new term ‘Nationalism’ to explain this vast phenomenon. This strong feeling of patriotism, allegiance and loyalty to one’s country promoted unity and brought people together across class, colour, creed and gender. Also Read – A special kind of bondFrench Revolution paved the way for new thinking and showed the world the power of unity of common people. The concept of sovereignty of a nation soon became a strong pillar for building neo-nations and democracy. Language, attire, symbols, flag, songs everything played a pivotal role in nationalism and soon became tools for its promotion. It became a common feeling which binds every human being and gave them a sense of pride irrespective of the differences. The concept of the nation-state was so glorified and it became the new Utopia. It flowed to the then USSR and came to India as well. This very idea of nation-state fascinates classes and masses. In the modern times, Nationalism is a political, social, and economic ideology for the promotion of interests of a nation, especially with the aim of gaining and maintaining the nation’s sovereignty over its homeland. It strongly advocates that each nation should govern itself, free from outside interference. It further aims to build and maintain a single national identity based on shared social characteristics such as culture, language, religion, politics, and belief in a shared singular history and to promote national unity and solidarity. Also Read – Insider threat managementSociologists often opine that nationalism is passé in all developed countries, it has faded away in the twenty-first century. Post-World-War II, Germany, France and the UK, (who were the torchbearers of the concept of nationalism), are no longer seemed to be fascinated by nationalism because they are no longer at war. Neither these countries are facing any kind of tension nor any turmoil both externally and internally. So, they have things to indulge in and relax. New and unique concepts allure them as they have ample resources and time to put into. These nations are too used to peace that they no longer think about war and valour on their own soil. However, a sudden eruption of nationalism can be seen whenever something disturbs their long-cherished peace. The facts say it all, 9/11 unified America despite numerous prevailing differences within the nation. When the then President of USA, George W Bush in his famous call to the world said, ‘You are either with us or you are against us in the fight against terror’, he exemplifies himself as a true nationalist leader. This erupted dormant nationalism amongst Americans. The infamous UK recession of 2008 witnessed various philanthropic measures both from corporate houses and media barons. Paris terrorist attack in 2015 unified France overnight against a particular religion despite being a liberal society. The recent example of Brexit showed the eruption of sudden dormant nationalism of the Britishers. When Scotland asks for a fresh referendum on Brexit, all the Englishmen wake up from their hibernation and call for unification and strengthening of UK. This is nationalism in its new avatar. Renowned psychologist Vikas Attry explains this phenomenon: Nationalism is like a roller coaster. It may seem to subside, but it cannot be nullified as it’s a natural human urge which is essential for existence. Nationalism takes care of many human urges at a micro level and gives a collective satisfying urge to society as a whole on a larger scale. Identification plays a vital role in the process of existence and merging into non-identification is nearly impossible. With a lot of money or greater educational accomplishment (as in the case of developed nations), it’s more satisfying to be identified to micro-groups or classes rather than to the whole country or continent, hence an impression of a decline of nationalism is being created to the outside world. Out of various human attributes which need manifestation, there is anger and frustration, and one single attribute which provides a way out to these is nationalism and related feelings thereafter. Hence, it is more visible in the developing countries which are still struggling to come up to the ladder of success. Attry studies nationalism in accordance with Durkheim’s theory. Nationalism is not an anomie but sui generis. Nationalism needs to be studied in a context, consider, if we are not focussing on the outside (macro), then we would be focussing on the inner self (micro) which is full of guilt, anger, assertiveness, frustration and hatred, which is highly toxic for any individual. It is somewhat like if we are not finding an enemy outside, we are finding an enemy within. This inner focus of finding an enemy within will kill any individual or will lead to civil riots. In the absence of non-identification with a macro institution like a nation, the world will not become peaceful, rather on a micro-level, things will get from bad to worse. Micro emotions like arrogance and frustration are difficult to cope with and the society may collapse. Hence, nationalism provides citizens with a common platform to vent out their collective guilt, anger, assertiveness, arrogance, frustration and hatred to the outside agency like an enemy country or government/establishment. Nationalism keeps peace evident at the micro level and gives collective emotions a way out. Nationalism pacifies this collective arrogance. Identification is impossible to be done away with and if identification prevails then nationalism is the best option as it helps in many ways especially for a pluralistic society like India. This collective identification known as nationalism helps the people to come out of their individual guilt and frustration, it kills their inferiority complex and gives them a sense of pride. Psychologist Attry puts society in three broad categories, namely average constituting a majority of people in the world, superior constituting the remaining significant number, and a minuscule percentage of saints. An average mind identifies with the self and the intellect identifies with something else externally. Identification gives security and adds to assimilation. A superior mind having academic accomplishments or abundance of wealth gives the impression of generic indifference to things but at the same level identifies to a particular class. It’s not due to the selflessness of the mind that nationalism doesn’t make sense but due to selfishness towards one’s own intellect. On the contrary, a saint identifies with nothing but the un-manifested and hence liberation takes prominence over any other identifications. In a pluralistic country like India which has geographical, cultural, religious, regional, caste and ethnic difference, nationalism is a boon as predominantly it’s very difficult to bind the country into one. If over a billion population acts on the micro level then they will start identifying themselves on the basis of caste, religion, ethnicity and regional basis. There is no denying the fact that these identifications still exist, but nationalism acts as an umbrella identification which supersedes any of the former patterns of identification. Therefore, nationalism, no matter how irrelevant a concept it may seem, is important for a country like India. It’s like a common medicine given to over a billion people at the same time which nobody can administer on individual levels. A country like India faces constant conflicts both internally and externally. War-like condition on the Western border with Pakistan and tension of Chinese hegemony on the northeastern border. Internal challenges like religious polarisation, communal disharmony and separatist movements prevailing in certain states. Hence, nationalism comes visible too often. Nationalism also finds its relevance in Karl Marx’s theory of Base and Superstructure, where base constitutes the mode of production and nationalism is the superstructure. Visibility of the superstructure depends on the vulnerability of the base. Hence, it gets validated that nationalism as a feature and emotion that can never subside but could just remain dormant for some time. It’s so natural for a country to flaunt its nationalism and feel proud. (The author is an educationalist. The views expressed are strictly personal) read more
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Sri Lanka for a brief visit as part of his first overseas tour since reelection that emphasizes India’s “neighbourhood-first policy.”Modi was received at the airport by Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. He is also scheduled to hold talks with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and opposition leaders.India has been concerned with Sri Lanka and the neighbouring Maldives leaning toward China, which is seeking more influence in the Indian Ocean region.Modi arrived from the Maldives, where the new president pledged closer ties with New Delhi in a departure from his predecessor’s pro-Beijing policy.Modi is due to fly back to New Delhi on Sunday. His last visit to Sri Lanka was in May 2017.The Associated Press read more
Sophomore defensive lineman Nick Bosa (97) lines up prior to a play during the Ohio State- Oklahoma game on Sep. 9. OSU lost 31-16. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorIOWA CITY, IOWA — Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa was ejected for targeting due to a helmet-to-helmet hit on Iowa quarterback Nathan Stanley with 3:12 remaining in the second quarter. Following the ejection, Bosa became ineligible to play the remainder of the game against Iowa, but will be able to return at the beginning of next Saturday’s game against Michigan State. The hit came on an incomplete pass by Stanley that would have resulted in a fourth-and-8 on Ohio State’s 40-yard line, had the hit not taken place. After the penalty, Iowa moved up to Ohio State’s 25-yard line. The next play was a touchdown pass to tight end Noah Fant to give Iowa the 23-17 lead. read more
LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers runs down the court after dunking against the Brooklyn Nets during a game at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland on March 31.Credit: Courtesy of TNSWith the NBA playoffs set to begin this weekend, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers (57-25) enter as the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, looking to return to the NBA Finals after last season’s loss to the Golden State Warriors in six games.Set to play the No. 8 seed Detroit Pistons, who have a record of 44-38 on the season, the Cavs will be looking to make quick work of their Central Division rival in the first round and march their way through the rest of the Eastern Conference.Cleveland is widely looked at as the favorite to win the East, and rightfully so. It’s expected to meet with either the Warriors or the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals in June. Obviously for the Cavs, getting to that point isn’t a shoo-in, as they will have to play some very good basketball to make their way through some solid Eastern Conference teams along the way.With that being said, here are three keys for the Cavs to play at their highest level and succeed in this year’s playoffs.The KingWidely looked at as one of the best basketball players in the world, LeBron James returned to Cleveland in the summer of 2014 after winning two championships in four years with the Miami Heat with the purpose of delivering a championship to the city of Cleveland. His mission was and still is to bring an end to the 52-year title drought for any Cleveland professional sports team. Having been to five straight Finals and six overall, James is the most playoff-experienced player on the Cavs, making him a great leader for the team during its title chase. As he has been known to do in recent years, the four-time MVP locks himself down physically and mentally right before the playoffs by staying off social media and shifting his attention to his team.While he did have an all-around good season despite some struggles with 3-point shooting and free throws, James led the Cavs to the East’s top seed while setting some career milestones along the way. He moved from 20th on the all-time scoring list to 11th during the regular season, passing some of the game’s greats.However, it is the King’s play of late that has really stood out.In his last 10 games, James averaged 28.4 points, 8 rebounds and 8.5 assists while shooting 63 percent from the field, 51.8 percent from beyond the arc and 80 percent from the free-throw line.Whether this play is due to the fact that James has gone into playoff mode earlier than normal or if it is a result of his recent talks with team management about his behavior on social media and his interactions with long-time friend Dwyane Wade during the Cavs’ 122-101 loss in Miami on March 19 is still unknown.Either way you look at it, the Cavs live and die with James. His presence and leadership on and off the floor will be vital for the team’s success in the playoffs. The Cavs are at their best when James is making his imprint on the game by running the show, driving to the hole and setting up his teammates for open shots. To end the drought, they’ll need the James from the past 10 games. Irving and Love: the other two of the “Big Three”While James is one of the best players ever, even he needs some help.Another benefit of James returning to Cleveland was that he would be joining young up-and-coming star Kyrie Irving, who was one of the few reasons to watch the Cavs during the years James played in Miami. Add in the trade that brought all-star power forward Kevin Love to Cleveland, and the Cavs were an instant championship contender.While there have been moments of greatness with this “Big Three,” it seems that it is more often that James has a great game, and only one of the other two has a great game, while the other struggles or has a lackluster game. This could be due to the pressure that being part of a “Big Three” brings, the fact that Irving and Love are inexperienced with big moments, particularly in the postseason, or even the fact that James and Irving are ball-dominant players, leaving Love with fewer touches. Obviously, if a player does what he has to do to give his team the best chance to win, it’s a plus. But against teams like Golden State, San Antonio and even Toronto, the Cavs will need consistent, strong games night in and night out from not only their leader James but also from Love and Irving.The second option in the offense, Irving had a very good season last year playing with Love and James and has proven to be a star in the league. He can handle the ball at an extremely high level, he is a good shooter, he is one of the league’s best at finishing near the rim and he has been improving as a defender. But due to his knee injury in Game 1 of the NBA Finals last year, Irving missed about a fourth of this season, and ever since he has returned, he has had his ups and downs. Some nights, he looks like the Irving from last year, but on other nights, his play is plagued with inconsistencies. Throw that in with the rumors that he and James have tension and that he wants out of Cleveland, and it shows how much Irving has been through this season.So in these playoffs, it is important for Irving to live up to being that second option by staying consistent on the offensive end, playing defense, setting up his teammates and just being his old self. As the third member of the “Big Three,” Love often gets the butt end of criticism. Obviously, Love can play. He is an excellent post player, a great rebounder, a good shooter and a guy who will hit his free throws. While there are plenty of question marks about his defensive ability, he is a good offensive player.Last season and earlier this season when the Cavs were coached by David Blatt, Love was limited, for the most part, to a spot-up 3-point shooter and rarely saw touches in the post or at the elbow. However, ever since Tyronn Lue took over for Blatt, Love has seen more touches at the elbow and in the post, while letting his 3-point attempts come naturally in the offense. Very much like Irving, it is important that Love stays consistent with his shots, keeps being aggressive inside and, if possible, plays some better defense.Both Irving and Love are good players capable of playing at extremely high levels, and in these playoffs, it is very important for them to do so for the Cavs to achieve optimum success.HealthThe last key is kind of a given, but it is worth mentioning, especially since it was something that haunted the Cavs in their postseason run last year. The Cavs are one of the deepest teams in the NBA, and to reach the ultimate goal of winning a championship, they will need all hands on deck.Despite Golden State’s phenomenal season last year, and an even better one this season, many people are still convinced that if the Cavs had a healthy Love and a healthy Irving throughout all of last year’s Finals, the outcome would have been different between the two teams.In order for the Cavs to succeed in this year’s playoffs, not only will the “Big Three” need to stay healthy, but so will key role players such as Iman Shumpert, Matthew Dellavedova and J.R. Smith, among many others.There are many other keys to success for the Cavs in the upcoming playoffs, such as energetic defense, efficient 3-point shooting, coaching consistency and ball movement, but ultimately, the majority of their success will weigh on the performances from their “Big Three,” and staying healthy as a unit. read more
HP: The summer transfer window has been quite active for Chekhovski Medvedi, a team with difficult financial situation had to see many of its players leaving the club. For Rastvortsev, Shishkarev, Chipurin and star signing Dibirov the new destination is Vardar Skopje. What was the key for signing for Vardar and not some other top European club? Promise of good club future, of good money, or the good links of Samsonenko?Timur Dibirov: My choice and the choice of my partners, is the belief in a new successful project which is developing in Skopje, and mostly these were the words of Samsonenko – the clubs sponsor, that we will do our best to bring success in Skopje. Club with such great fans, must rightly be called top club and it is our obligation to make his story more successful and bring success in Skopje, and reward the fans with victories over big European teams! BORJAN ZAFIROVSKI ← Previous Story Women’s EHF CL 2013/2014 Draw: Gyor against Thuringer and Hypo Next Story → Wisla Plock sign Zbigniew Kwiatkowski HP: Vardar is going to have a very hard time in the upcoming Champions League edition. Drawn in the “Group of Death” together with FC Barcelona, PSG Handball, Wacker Thun, possibly Dinamo Minsk and Montpellier or even Metalurg. How far can Vardar get in the Champions League? Can they make it to the Last 16 Phase?Timur Dibirov: This is a great group which all handball fans will be monitoring closely, Vardar will show its strength, I am sure, and I can say that the contestants arriving in Skopje will go through “hell” atmosphere, our fans will arrange it! HP: Vardar in this coming year is again one of the main favorites to win the regional SEHA league, sponsored by GAZPROM. Zoran Gobac said that the league will be the best in Europe in two years. How do you see the future of SEHA, can it really grow into Europe’s strongest – and is it possible to make strong SEHA without Hungarian and Polish clubs?Timur Dibirov: Knowing the extent of the Russian company is willing to do, and very much they will do in order to make the regional league rival of the Champions League, but without the leading clubs in Europe it is difficult to make it high-level, but after the Hungarian and Polish clubs join, its rating will increase. This will be a lot of work for its advertising managers, but in the end the league should be a top product! Dinamo MinskFC Barcelonahc vardarmetalurgMontpellierPSG HandballrakometRK VardarrukometSEHASEHA leaguesouth streamTimur Dibirovvardar proVardar Skopjewacker thunZoran Gobac HP: Which team(s) according to you are biggest favorites to win the Champions League?Timur Dibirov: A lot of clubs strengthened this season, and a favorite of many, this will be the strongest tournament over the past few years, Barcelona, Kiel, Veszprem, PSG – are the main favorites, but there are a lot of teams that could surprise! In the preparation for the new season in which HC Vardar Skopje will be playing in the Champions League, brought new reinforcements for the club. One of the star signings this summer is Timur Dibirov, the prolific left wing that joined the club from Chekhovski Medvedi along with three other players from the same club. For Handball-Planet.com he spoke about the draw yesterday in Vienna which sees his new club Vardar Skopje take on FC Barcelona, PSG Handball, Wacker Thun and two other clubs. Timur Dibirov also spoke briefly on the new SEHA league season and its future. read more
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Piers festival is on again, celebrating all things multicultural over the long weekend. The Greek community will be heavily represented at the festivities at Princess Pier in Port Melbourne. On Sunday 27 January from 2pm till 9pm, the Pier will come to life with food and crafts from around the world, roving entertainers, storytelling and children’s activities. Vasili, from Vasili’s Garden will be hosting the Songs and Stories Stage that will showcase a diverse repertoire of choirs and musical groups. The five-piece Greek band, Meyhane will be performing on the main stage from 5:50pm, giving the crowd a bit of traditional Greek and Baltic music to get their toes tapping. The Manasis Dance group will perform alongside Meyhane in full Greek costumes. All those dancing in Deon Manasis’ group have a different Greek migrant story to tell. Manasis himself says both of his parents migrated to Australia by boat. His father was active in keeping Greeks on the boat entertained with his tsolia costumes and figoures. After arriving and settling in, Alkis Manasis made it his prerogative to teach the next generation the zorba. The deep history of Princess Pier will be the backdrop to the Festival, which has been painstakingly restored to its former glory. Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship, Nick Kostsiras, says the history of the pier will forever be linked with Australia’s migration story. “Princess Pier Festival is all about remembering our migration history while celebrating who we are as a nation – a nation of immigrants with a rich indigenous history,” he said. “The Festival therefore brings our many cultures together showcasing our vibrant multicultural makeup. It highlights once again that we can have unity through diversity”. The festival will conclude with a fantastic fireworks display at 9:20pm. The festival is a free event. For more information go to www.multiculturalarts.com.au/ read more
Tune In As Brad Pitt Speaks With NASA Astronaut on ISSNASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This Weekend Stay on target Be sure to look where you’re walking on Mars.NASA‘s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) last week stumbled upon a hole in the surface of the Red Planet’s South Pole.In the late summer sun, the southern hemisphere’s topography is “accentuated in orbital images,” according to NASA’s Tony Greicius.“We see many shallow pits in the bright residual cap of carbon dioxide ice (also called ‘Swiss cheese terrain’),” he explained in a recent update. “There is also a deeper, circular formation that penetrates through the ice and dust.”The dimple (upper right corner of above image) is most likely the effect of a collapse pit—formed when the ground sinks into a void below—or an impact crater (i.e. something slamming into the planet).The multipurpose MRO, equipped with the University of Arizona’s HiRISE camera, launched in August 2005 and arrived on Mars seven months later. The spacecraft takes detailed pictures of the Martian surface using the High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) shooter.Last week’s slideshow also included an elongated depression from three merged craters, and active flow deposits emanating from rocky alcoves.Is that an impact crater? (via NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona)This isn’t the first time NASA was puzzled by a “circular feature” on the south pole of Mars: In April, the organization released a photo of what “might be an impact structure.”“Craters in icy terrain are modified by processes that flatten and change them in such a manner that it is hard to say for sure if it had an impact origin,” Greicius said at the time.NASA made a breakthrough in 2015, providing evidence that water may still exist on the surface of Mars. So we may want to rethink the vehicles we are bringing there. The longer and harder they looked, though, the less H2O scientists believe there is: The latest findings tip about the same volume as Earth’s Atacama Desert or the Antarctic Dry Valleys.Analysts were stumped, however, by new climate data, released in February, which suggests the Red Planet’s atmosphere may not have been warm enough to melt ice into water. read more
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP/WSVN) — An instructor pilot was killed after, federal authorities said, a small plane crashed into a Central Florida home.Authorities said the crash took place near Winter Haven Regional Airport, at around 12:45 p.m., Saturday.Officials said the pilot was instructing a student pilot when the aircraft lost power and crashed into an occupied home.Investigators said the pilot was killed, while the student survived.Speaking at a news conference, authorities said the plane crashed into a bedroom, trapping a girl inside. She was eventually freed and only suffered minor injuries.Ansley Beach lives near the crash site and told the Miami Herald that she saw officials wheeling out a body covered in a tarp.Beach said the pilot told them the plane had engine failure during takeoff. read more
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Harsha Bhogle can be annoying sometimesTwitterIn a previous article, we looked at the 5 best commentators in the roster of 24 that the official broadcasters of the upcoming ICC 2019 Cricket World Cup have chosen. Let us now look at the 5 who are the exact opposite. But do remember that these are not bad commentators. It’s just that they are least good among this group.It is worth repeating that a list of this king is highly subjective. So, many may disagree with it. Here again, we are ascertaining commentators on the basis of their analytical prowess and value addition to the experience of the viewers. Keeping that in mind, we have curated, as per our judgement, these rankings. Here are the 5 least exciting from these 24 individuals.5. Harsha BhogleThis is going to annoy many people. Over the years, Harsha has developed a cult following among Indian cricket fans. However, judging him purely from a non-emotional point of view, there are good reasons to consider him not the best. To begin with, his commentary overflows with attempts at humour and jokes. Having a chuckle here and there is great but when every second statement is a light-hearted one, it becomes jarring. Secondly, his clever use of words is endearing but only to a limit. When he starts to state everything in an indirect, allegorical style, it gets irritating. Lastly, unlike Ganguly, he has become rather partisan in his views. The unnecessary argument he got into with late Tony Greig over his criticism of BCCI is an example of this. For these reasons, he features in this list. Nicholas can be over-dramatic at timesTwitter4. Mark NicholasAnother person who has a legion of fans around the world is Mark Nicholas, former English first-class cricketer who became the voice of cricket on Channel Nine when they had the rights to telecast cricket in Australia. What has characterised Nicholas’ style is his dramatic flair and ability to describe big moments with poetic flourish. But often, it seems over the top, artificial and not as instinctive as when his former commentary colleague Tony Greig was describing the scenes. He is highly knowledgeable about history but doesn’t provide as much serious analysis as one would hope for. Akram’s commentary is interesting, but only occasionallyISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty3. Wasim AkramBeing one of the greatest fast bowlers of all time, Wasim Akram has a lot of knowledge to offer. However, as a commentator, he isn’t always as good as his compatriots like Ramiz Raja and former bowling partner Waqar Younis. Of course, when properly questioned, there are many pearls of wisdom that he can reveal about the art of bowling. But his attempts to be funny are usually off the mark. Furthermore, he can be too biased in his team’s favour and also not fully knowledgeable about the events in the cricket sphere of his own country. Pommie is a likeable commentator but not always enlightening2. Pommie MbangwaMpumelelo Mbangwa is a former Zimbabwean cricketer who has made a great career as a commentator in South Africa. He is now a familiar face in T20 leagues like IPL as well. However, Pommie too eschews a rather annoying tendency to over-dramatise things and rely more on hyperbole than sound analysis. Even his catchphrases do not evoke the same sense of excitement as those of people like Bill Lawry or Mike Haysman. Mbangwa is also often unable to take the discussion to a more deeper level of analysis, hence, despite his vast experience and comfort with the mic, he finds himself in this list. Athar is the most well-known commentator from Bangladesh but not the bestTwitter1. Athar Ali KhanLet’s be fair, Bangladesh do not have too many commentators who can do a good job in English. Athar Ali Khan has been the voice of Bangladesh cricket since the very early days after the country got Test status. Not fully comfortable with the language, he does a decent job of presenting the Bangladeshi side of the story. But the ICC could have chosen a much better option in form of Shamim Chowdhury, who is much more articulate, measured and not lacking in knowledge. At the end, it is important to mention that all these men are wonderful cricket personalities worthy of utmost respect. However, since cricketers are also rated at different times based on theri talents and performances, we have engaged in a similar excercise with them. It should not be considered, in any way, a show of disrespect towards these people. read more
FaridpurThe police on Wednesday arrested a councillor of Boalmari municipality for posting derogatory comments on prime minister Sheikh Hasina and country’s founding father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on his Facebook wall.The arrestee was identified as Minhajur Rahman Lipon Miah, councillor from ward-5 of the municipality and also the general secretary of Boalmari upazila Jatiyatabadi Juba Dal, the youth wing of opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP). Police arrested him from in front of his residence at Govt College road around 4:00pm, said officer-in-charge of Boalmari police station Mizanur Rahman.Lipon allegedly posted objectionable writings about Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Facebook, said upazila nirbahi officer Mohammad Zakir Hossain. read more
As bacteria continue to develop resistance to drugs meant to kill them, one of the areas of research has been the biofilms that the bacteria build to protect themselves against attacks by the immune system. Some chemicals have been found that disrupt the biofilm building process, but what has really been needed is something that can tear the walls apart once they have been built, allowing antibacterial agents to gain easy access to the bacteria they are meant to kill. In this new effort, the researchers report that their study of the structure of such biofilms and the means by which they are built and maintained by bacteria, revealed a possible way to use enzymes that are a part of the process, to instead tear them apart.In looking at the biofilms, the researchers discovered that two enzymes PslG and PelA, which are used by the bacteria as part of wall building, serve as a means of creating sugar polymers, which serve as building blocks of a sort—but they also help prevent the buildup of chains of sugars inside the cells of the bacteria. It occurred to the researchers that because the biofilm walls also have a chained sugar component, the same enzymes might cause wall degradation.To test this idea, the researchers applied Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria to cultures in dishes in their lab, waited for them to build their biofilms, and then applied synthetic forms of the enzymes. The researchers report that the enzymes went to work eating the sugar in the biofilm walls, causing the walls to melt away, leaving the bacteria without their coating of protective goo.The finding by the team is just the first step in looking into the possibility of using the enzymes to treat infections in humans, of course, a lot of work will need to be done to show that they do not cause harm, though there is cause for optimism—when they were applied to infected human lung cells, the researchers could find no damage due to the enzymes. Explore further © 2016 Phys.org Journal information: Science Advances (Phys.org)—A team of researchers from the U.S. and Canada has identified two enzymes that have proven able to break down bacterial biofilms, allowing antibacterial agents to more effectively kill their targets. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the team describes their study of the structure of biofilms and how that led to the identification of the enzymes that are able to break them down. More information: P. Baker et al. Exopolysaccharide biosynthetic glycoside hydrolases can be utilized to disrupt and prevent Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms, Science Advances (2016). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1501632AbstractBacterial biofilms present a significant medical challenge because they are recalcitrant to current therapeutic regimes. A key component of biofilm formation in the opportunistic human pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa is the biosynthesis of the exopolysaccharides Pel and Psl, which are involved in the formation and maintenance of the structural biofilm scaffold and protection against antimicrobials and host defenses. Given that the glycoside hydrolases PelAh and PslGh encoded in the pel and psl biosynthetic operons, respectively, are utilized for in vivo exopolysaccharide processing, we reasoned that these would provide specificity to target P. aeruginosa biofilms. Evaluating these enzymes as potential therapeutics, we demonstrate that these glycoside hydrolases selectively target and degrade the exopolysaccharide component of the biofilm matrix. PelAh and PslGh inhibit biofilm formation over a 24-hour period with a half maximal effective concentration (EC50) of 69.3 ± 1.2 and 4.1 ± 1.1 nM, respectively, and are capable of disrupting preexisting biofilms in 1 hour with EC50 of 35.7 ± 1.1 and 12.9 ± 1.1 nM, respectively. This treatment was effective against clinical and environmental P. aeruginosa isolates and reduced biofilm biomass by 58 to 94%. These noncytotoxic enzymes potentiated antibiotics because the addition of either enzyme to a sublethal concentration of colistin reduced viable bacterial counts by 2.5 orders of magnitude when used either prophylactically or on established 24-hour biofilms. In addition, PelAh was able to increase neutrophil killing by ~50%. This work illustrates the feasibility and benefits of using bacterial exopolysaccharide biosynthetic glycoside hydrolases to develop novel antibiofilm therapeutics. Gram-stained P. aeruginosa bacteria (pink-red rods) Credit: Wikipedia Citation: Enzymes found that can tear down bacterial biofilm walls (2016, May 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-05-enzymes-bacterial-biofilm-walls.html 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. Pitt-developed drug works against ‘superbug’ biofilms and respiratory virus read more
Journal information: Nature Human Behaviour © 2017 Phys.org Most people know that humans derive some degree of pleasure when watching the punishment of those deemed bad. In this new effort, the researchers sought to learn more about this behavior by testing it in children and comparing what they found to reactions by chimpanzees.In the first experiment, the researchers enlisted the assistance of several adult chimpanzees. Each was brought alone into a room where they interacted with a human researcher. In some scenarios, the human showed kindness by offering the chimp some food. In other scenarios, the human acted mean by not sharing a food snack. After each scenario, another human entered the scene carrying a stick which was used to (pretend) beat the first human as the chimp watched for a few seconds. Then, both actors moved to another room where the chimp could only follow the action if he worked hard to pull back a door. The researchers found that the chimps were quite eager to see the “bad” human beaten further, as evidenced by the effort to push open the door. Conversely, they did not even try to open the door to watch the action as the “good” human received more punishment.In the second series of experiments, the researchers enlisted the assistance of 72 children between the ages of two and six—each was asked individually to watch a puppet show in which a puppet offered the child a favorite toy—in some scenarios, the toy was given, in others, it was withdrawn. Then, another puppet appeared and began beating the first puppet. Shortly thereafter, the action moved behind a screen. If the child wanted to continue watching what happened between the puppets, they had to offer up coveted stickers. In watching the action, the researchers found that the older children were willing to give up stickers to watch the “bad” puppet receive more abuse, but not to see the good puppets get beat more. Children younger than six, however, were willing to give up stickers in either scenario, suggesting they did not understand what was occurring.The researchers suggest the behavior similarities between the chimps and children offers evidence of a shared trait that came about during a time before our ancestors split on the evolutionary tree. Research with thieving puppets demonstrates toddlers’ caring sides An international team of researchers has found that both chimpanzees and human children are willing to pay to see the punishment of someone who has behaved badly. In their paper published in the journal Nature Human Behavior, the group describes two series of experiments they carried out, one with chimpanzees in a zoo, the other with children aged four to six in a laboratory, and what they learned from them. Citation: Both chimps and children found to be willing to pay to see bad players punished (2017, December 19) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-12-chimps-children-bad-players.html Explore further More information: Natacha Mendes et al. Preschool children and chimpanzees incur costs to watch punishment of antisocial others, Nature Human Behaviour (2017). DOI: 10.1038/s41562-017-0264-5AbstractWhen misfortune befalls another, humans may feel distress, leading to a motivation to escape. When such misfortune is perceived as justified, however, it may be experienced as rewarding and lead to motivation to witness the misfortune. We explored when in human ontogeny such a motivation emerges and whether the motivation is shared by chimpanzees. Chimpanzees and four- to six-year-old children learned through direct interaction that an agent was either prosocial or antisocial and later saw each agent’s punishment. They were given the option to invest physical effort (chimpanzees) or monetary units (children) to continue watching. Chimpanzees and six-year-olds showed a preference for watching punishment of the antisocial agent. An additional control experiment in chimpanzees suggests that these results cannot be attributed to more generic factors such as scene coherence or informational value seeking. This indicates that both six-year-olds and chimpanzees have a motivation to watch deserved punishment enacted.Press release Credit: CC0 Public Domain 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. read more
Now at the age of 19 years old, Brent owns a red Hyosung GT 650R motorbike which he purchased in November last year.From a young age, he was always fascinated by the loud noise of motorbikes, not to mention their slick looks and bright, vibrant colours. He remembers as a toddler constantly nagging his parents for toy motorbikes. Obviously, his toy box was chock-a-block with miniatures.Brent was born and raised in Pietermaritzburg, and would visit his family in Ladysmith over weekends and holidays.The time came when he decided to move to Ladysmith and now he permanently resides here. “I love this small town and the friendly faces,” smiles Brent.Over weekends, Brent enjoys taking his friends and family for long rides on his motorcycle.A curious Ladysmith Gazette journalist asked him what his favourite motorbike is and he instantly replied, “A KTM Duke 690!”“I wouldn’t trade in my love for motorbikes, and this passion of mine will never stop speeding along,” says a revved-up Brent. Brent Jansen van Rensburg has had a penchant for motorbikes since he was a wee tike, and it’s proving to be a life-long passion. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite read more
Analysts: Mortgage Rates Stay Low, Likely to Fall Further Debt crises and stimulus measures stole the mortgage-rates show as more investors flee to U.S. Treasury debt, with mortgage giant “”Freddie Mac””:http://www.freddiemac.com/ holding that rates dithered by a few percentage rates and finance Web site “”Bankrate.com””:http://www.bankrate.com/ finding a fifth-consecutive week for record lows. Homebuyers nonetheless remain on the sidelines despite all-time highs for affordability, reflecting a dearth in demand, confidence, and jobs.[IMAGE]Freddie Mac tallied up the latest in mortgage rates in the “”Primary Mortgage Market Survey””:http://www.freddiemac.com/pmms/, while Bankrate.com pulled from the nation’s top 10 banks and thrifts to publish a national mortgage survey. Both surveys are weekly.First up, Bankrate.com found the benchmark 30-year fixed-rate mortgage smashing new records, falling to 4.29 percent this week from 4.32 percent last week. Freddie disagreed by offering up a 4.09-percent average for the 30-year, unchanged from last week but far below 4.37 percent seen over the same time last year.For the 15-year loan, the GSE bore witness to a decline from 3.44 percent last week to 3.42 percent this week, a far cry from 3.82 percent seen in September 2010. The finance Web site saw a fall from 3.44 percent last week to 3.42 percent this week.Speaking with _MReport_, “”Greg McBride””:http://www.bankrate.com/blogs/federal-reserve/about-greg-mcbride-cfa.aspx, a senior financial analyst with Bankrate.com, says that “”mortgage rates have yet to hit bottom. After setting records for 5 weeks in a row, the Fed├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔÇ×┬ós introduction of Operation Twist promises to bring them still lower.””Both Freddie and Bankrate.com recorded approximately the same rates for 5-year Treasury-indexed adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs). The former noted a 3.02-percent ARM, a few percentage points above 2.99 percent seen last week, albeit far below 3.54 percent observed in 2010. The latter noted a decline in 5-years to 3.05 percent this week from 3.07 percent last week.[COLUMN_BREAK]The GSE also acknowledged a 2.82-percent average for 1-year ARMs, up from 2.81 percent last week but more than a few percentage points below 3.46 percent seen over the same period in 2010.Commenting on the figures, Frank Nothaft, VP and chief economist for Freddie, said in a “”statement””:http://freddiemac.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=12329&item=64911 that a “”sluggish economy and investor concerns over the European debt markets”” largely left mortgage rates unscathed over this week.He drew a dismal portrait of mortgage markets and the economy at large, citing a Fed report that claimed approximately $150 billion in lost net worth for households, a 5-percent “”decline””:https://themreport.com/articles/after-irene-housing-starts-fall-5-from-july-2011-09-20 in annual rates for new housing starts, and shaky homebuilder confidence, as more recently reported by the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.In a “”statement””:http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=61502&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1609132&highlight, Bankrate.com shifted interest to the “”Federal Reserve””:http://www.federalreserve.gov/, which announced Wednesday that it plans to scoop up $400 billion in short-term Treasury debt and sell it to shore up long-term government bonds.””[T]o get the most economic impact out of low mortgage rates,”” the Web site wrote, “”the pool of prospective refinancers needs to be expanded.””Bankrate.com credited underwater mortgages, homeowners with second-liens loans and mortgage insurance, and lender liability worries as “”formidable impediments to refinancing”” that could sour the Fed buy-up and selloff.McBride adds that record lows for mortgage rates, while “”enhanc[ing] the appeal of refinancing,”” stays out-of-reach for homeowners with a “”lack of equity or… who own more than their homes are worth.””He affirms a “”past statement””:https://themreport.com/articles/industry-insiders-react-offer-alternatives-to-refi-proposal-2011-09-09 he made to _MReport_ about the Home Affordable Refinance Program, the loan-to-value thresholds for which he says federal officials should raise to allow more homeowners to take advantage of current rates.As for the Fed? McBride says that “”low rates can only do so much. People that are concerned about their job security won├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔÇ×┬ót buy houses regardless of low rates.””Speaking with _MReport_, Nothaft concurs, saying, “”Right now families are feeling a little bit uneasy about their financial wellbeing. They├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔÇ×┬óre worried about losing their job. “”In an environment like that, where the household sector as a whole is feeling very nervous and unsure, they├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔÇ×┬óre going to be reluctant to make any big purchases,”” he adds.His predictions for mortgage rates: Nothaft expects yields and rates to remain low over the “”next few months”” but pick up in 2012. in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing September 22, 2011 454 Views Adjustable-Rate Mortgage Agents & Brokers Federal Reserve First-Time Homebuyers Fixed-Rate Mortgage Freddie Mac Home Sales Housing Affordability Investment Investors Jobs Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Rates National Association of Home Builders Processing Service Providers Unemployment Wells Fargo 2011-09-22 Ryan Schuette Share read more
Ellington leads all Cardinals with 872 yards from scrimmage (559 yards rushing and 313 yards receiving). His 109 yards per game ranks seventh in the NFL and fifth among running backs. In addition to his team-leading 149 carries, the second year running back out of Clemson is second on the team in receptions with 32.Coming in second with 17 percent of the vote was linebacker Larry Foote — who is third on the team with 41 total tackles. The 34-year-old also has a sack, an interception and three passes defensed.Quarterback Carson Palmer fell nine votes short of second place. Palmer is 5-0 in his starts this season, throwing for 1,385 yards and 11 touchdowns. He has limited his turnovers as well, throwing just two interceptions. Fan favorite Larry Fitzgerald came in fourth with four percent of the vote. No. 11 leads all Cardinals wide receivers in catches (35) and receiving yards (513). He has also scored a pair of touchdowns.Nine votes behind the wide receiver was defensive end Calais Campbell. Campbell leads all Arizona defensive linemen in tackles with 22 despite missing two games with a knee injury. Three percent of voters thought someone not on the list deserved to be the MVP. Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Comments Share The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Every day, ArizonaSports.com asks readers a question. It’s the Sanderson Ford Poll Question of the Day, and it can be found midway down the right side of our home page.Earlier this week, we asked who has been the Arizona Cardinals’ MVP through the first half of the season. A total of 1,285 votes were submitted, and 55 percent of Cardinals fans believe running back Andre Ellington is the team’s first half MVP. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact read more
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It’s part of an ongoing effort to persuade federal policymakers that making a bigger investment in graduate education will create more jobs and strengthen the economy. read more