Deirdre Morrow (SA) – 2017 Volunteer Of The Year Award Nominee

first_imgDeirdre’s positive energy unites the broader touch community in South Australia as she volunteers her time across many levels of the sport. She interacts positively with junior players and parents alike which impacts positively on the Touch Football brand. Deirdre’s professional approach has allowed the TFSA office to entrust her with making decisions that reflect positively on events and roles she volunteers her time for, which also reflects positively on TFSA.Deirdre is trustworthy, honest, committed and a little cheeky which enhances the fun aspect of Touch Football. Deirdre has shown continued commitment to the sport at every level both here in South Australia and Nationally.last_img read more

10 months agoChelsea boss Sarri convinced by Hudson-Odoi potential: Big European future

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea boss Sarri convinced by Hudson-Odoi potential: Big European futureby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri insists he wants Callum Hudson-Odoi to stay.The winger is the subject of intense interest from Bayern Munich this week.But Sarri says, “He is a very good player, the potential is for becoming a great player, and now he has to improve.“He has to improve I think in movement without the ball. As a winger, he has to improve in the defensive phase, but he has the potential to become a very important player, not only for English football I think but for European football.”Sometimes there are one, two players in Barcelona from the academy, sometimes one, two in Real Madrid, zero in Juventus, zero in Paris Saint-Germain. It’s not easy. “We are lucky. We have [Ethan] Ampadu, [Andreas] Christensen, Hudson-Odoi. We have three or four players from the Academy. It’s really very good.“In Europe there are few players of 18 with eight matches at this level. Hudson-Odoi this season played six, seven official matches. He is not lucky, he is good.” last_img read more

Tom Herman’s Wife Sets Twitter On Fire After Peach Bowl Win

first_imgTexas head coach tom herman watches during the sugar bowlNEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – JANUARY 01: Head coach Tom Herman of the Texas Longhorns looks on during the second half of the Allstate Sugar Bowl against the Georgia Bulldogs at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 01, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)Houston coach Tom Herman may be the hottest coaching commodity in the country after leading the Cougars to an upset victory over Florida State in the Peach Bowl on Thursday, but his wife Michelle might have attracted her own set of suitors after the contest. Michelle Herman’s Twitter mentions skyrocketed after she was shown live on ESPN.There are thousands of tweets – you can guess why.Mrs. Tom Herman pic.twitter.com/Pbm7G1dwCL— Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) December 31, 2015If Tom Herman’s wife cheated on me I would apologize to her pic.twitter.com/Ilk2BoL5w1— BMOC (@TailgateC9) December 31, 2015Tom Herman’s wife is proof he can recruit. Hubba hubba— Brandon #GoBucks (@fierybuckeye) December 31, 2015Y’all see Tom Herman’s wife? Lawd have mercy— Max Thompson (@itsmaxthompson) December 31, 2015Did @UHouston name their mascot after Head Coach Tom Herman’s wife? Daaang!!! #Cougars @ESPNCFB— Kacey Brown (@KaceBrown) December 31, 2015Tom Herman’s wife….straight up hottie.— Matt (@gatriguy) December 31, 2015Tom Herman’s wife. It’s fair to say the man is winning both on and off the field.— Donny (@DonnyTello50) December 31, 2015Lol Tom Herman’s wife finna break twitter. You guys make me laugh.— Chad (@ChadSpringer) December 31, 2015Life isn’t so bad for Tom Herman right now.last_img read more

Consultation to Prepare Jamaica for Climate Change Conference

first_img The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa, in 2011, was a turning point in climate change negotiations. United Nations Climate Change Conferences assess the progress in dealing with the issue. The Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme, hosted a national consultation on Thursday, October 31, to prepare Jamaica for the 19th Conference of Parties, at the Alhambra Inn, in Kingston.The United Nations Climate Change Conferences are held annually and they serve as the formal meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), to assess the progress in dealing with the issue.The nineteenth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 19) will be held from November 11-22, 2013, in Warsaw, Poland.Addressing the consultation, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Dr. Alwin Hales, said that climate change is a complex problem, which has consequences for all spheres of existence on the planet.“It either impacts on, or is impacted by global issues, including poverty, economic development, population growth, sustainable development and resource management,” Dr. Hales said.He noted that the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa, in 2011, was a turning point in climate change negotiations, with governments recognising the need to draw up the blueprint for a fresh universal, legal agreement to deal with climate change beyond 2020, where all countries would play their part to the best of their ability, in order to reap success.Dr. Hales said that governments committed in Durban to a comprehensive plan that would come closer, over time, to delivering the objective of stabilizing greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that will prevent dangerous interference with the climate system, and at the same time will preserve the right to sustainable development.“The challenge, then and now, is to push climate action forward as rapidly as possible, both inside and outside the climate change negotiations,” he explained.Dr. Hales argued that a looming gap remains between current national and international actions and intentions to reduce emissions as well as the actual level required to keep average global temperatures rising no more than two degrees above their pre-industrial level, above which science shows that there is a much higher risk of very serious climate impacts.“Moreover, even if the two-degree scenario is met, developing countries, especially the poorest and most vulnerable, will still need much more support to adapt to the change that is already embedded in the global climate system,” the Permanent Secretary said.Dr. Hales welcomed the consultation,  noting that it will “foster the exchange of ideas that will enable us to strengthen our negotiating position and leverage the kind of actions we need from the developed countries on issues, such as Climate Financing and others, that are so crucial to developing countries and in particular Small Island Developing States (SIDS), like Jamaica.”Meanwhile, United Nations Resident Co-ordinator and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme, Dr. Arun Kashyap, said the consultation is an opportunity to share knowledge and experience, so as to negotiate and influence the decisions on important issues, such as climate financing, adaptation mechanisms and significant emission reductions. Story Highlights Climate change is a complex problem, which has consequences for all spheres of existence on the planet.last_img read more

Behind the scenes of the Schottenstein Centers transformation from hockey rink to

Whether people are attending a concert or a basketball or ice hockey game at the Schottenstein Center, they often only see the finished product. One Ohio State student recently attended an ice hockey game and found himself curious about the transition process. “I wondered about it during the hockey game,” said Randy Norman, a fourth-year in computer science and information. “I didn’t know if they could hold a basketball and ice hockey game in the same weekend.” In fact, that sort of thing happens often. For one particularly tight conversion, Steve Lind, conversion manager at the Schottenstein Center, said they were able to convert from the basketball court to the ice rink in two hours and 10 minutes. Lind said that result is not typical. Usually it takes closer to three-and-a-half hours to convert from the basketball court to the ice rink, he said. The most difficult conversion is going from the ice rink back to the basketball court, a process that usually takes about four-and-a-half hours, Lind said. “It’s a lot more cosmetic,” he said. Setting up the basketball court involves piecing together 225 individual wooden pieces, along with adding extra rows of seating. The ice rink has less seating to install, but has 182 pieces of glass that make up the rink. In all, the Schottenstein Center holds more than 20,000 people for concerts, 19,500 people for basketball games and 17,500 for ice hockey games. To cover the ice during basketball games and concerts, protective flooring is placed over the ice. The speed with which they accomplish the conversion depends heavily on the size of the crew. Lind said the average conversion crew has 20 to 25 members. The crew that set the record had more than 40 members. Maintaining the ice surface during the season, and throughout multiple conversions, is the responsibility of custodial services manager Ray Williams. It’s a process that isn’t as difficult as it used to be, due in large part to the advancement of the Zamboni. “It’s labor intensive, but the Zamboni does its job,” Williams said. Williams said the Zamboni removes any imperfections the conversion process might cause in the ice. The ice, formed at the beginning of the hockey season in October, takes between 50 and 60 hours of labor to form, he said. Williams described the process in detail. First, the concrete floor beneath the ice is regulated to 10 degrees. Twelve miles of piping are laid under the floor that runs the cooling system. Then, a thin layer of water is sprayed onto the ice. Once it’s frozen, the ice is painted white. The lines follow and the center ice logo is put in place. The logo, which is made of mesh, is placed at center and freezes into the ice. Williams said the process of placing the logo takes only 10 to 15 minutes. When they had to paint the logo, the process took about six hours. Once the logo is in place, the ice is built up until it is between one-and-a-quarter and one-and-a-half inches. In all, 10,000 gallons of water is used to create the surface. The ice is kept at 18 degrees when the protective flooring covers it and 14 degrees when it is uncovered. Williams said the surface temperature of the ice fluctuates because of overhead lighting. The ice is melted in March after OSU’s hockey season. Converting the Schottenstein Center is a large task, but it is not the process that strikes Lind, but rather who is involved in the process. “Ninety-eight percent of the crew is Ohio State students,” Lind said. “I think that’s pretty neat.” read more

Mens Basketball Former Ohio State guard JaQuan Lyle to reportedly transfer to

Former Ohio State guard JaQuan Lyle will play basketball for New Mexico beginning in 2018-19. He will sit out his first year, per NCAA . Credit: Mason Swires | Former Assistant Photo EditorMonths after junior guard JaQuan Lyle quit Ohio State’s men’s basketball team, he has reportedly found a new home. Lyle is headed west to play for and attend New Mexico, according to TheLoboLair.com.He will have to sit out the 2017-18 season, per NCAA transfer rules, since he has not graduated. Lyle was arrested and charged for three misdemeanors – public intoxication, criminal mischief to a vehicle and disorderly conduct – May 13. Later that day, an Ohio State spokesman told The Lantern Lyle had quit the team April 11.Tuesday evening, Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann told season ticket-holders that he did not expect Lyle to return to Ohio State. He said he consulted the players on a decision about whether to entertain Lyle’s return.“We’ve also involved our entire team in some of those decisions that were made,” Holtmann said. “Obviously they were here and I wasn’t.”Last season, Lyle averaged 11.4 points per contest and led the Buckeyes with 142 assists in 31 games, including 24 starts. He was the final player from Ohio State’s 2015 recruiting class on the Buckeyes’ roster. Now, all five are enrolled and playing at different universities.Lyle isn’t the only former Ohio State men’s basketball player in the state. A.J. Harris, who was also a member of the Buckeyes’ 2015 recruiting class, transferred to New Mexico State after the 2015-16 season and will be eligible to play this upcoming season. read more

These Noise-Cancelling Headphones Are on Sale for Over 30% Off

first_img This $500 SEO Tool Is Only $24 TodayThis Easy-to-Fly LED Drone Performs Acrobatic Moves Stay on target AirPods may be the greatest thing since sliced bread, but they lack one essential feature that prevents them from achieving perfection: noise cancellation. You can crank them up all you want, but if you’re in a noisy place, you’re not gonna hear everything. Fortunately, there’s a great pair of over-the-ear headphones the combines all the best features of AirPods with noise cancellation: the Culture Audio V1 Noise-Cancellation Bluetooth Headphones.These best-in-class active noise-canceling headphones give you perfect audio and crystal clear phone calls. They also have swipe controls so you can easily adjust the volume or skip tracks from the headphones themselves and AptX/AAC low latency technology so you’ll never experience any lag when you’re playing video games or watching TV. And just like AirPods, a built-in smart sensor automatically pauses your music whenever you take the headphones off your head.The Culture Audio V1 Noise-Cancellation Bluetooth Headphones normally cost $200, but you can get them now for just $135, or 32% off.center_img Culture Audio V1 Noise-Cancellation Bluetooth Headphones – $135See Deallast_img read more

Geek Pick: iPad Air 2019 Covers Your Tablet Bases

first_img Tablets have been around long enough now that along with existing as a middle ground between phones and laptops, there are various subcategories within the product space as well. The line between high-end phones and small tablets is blurrier than ever, and the same goes for high-end tablets and modest laptops. But if you want something firmly in the center, check out the new iPad Air. Geek Pick: Shure MV88+ Is An Excellent, On the Go Microphone KitGeek Pick: Amazon Smart Plug Puts Alexa in Your Walls Stay on target This third-generation of Apple’s full-sized but lightweight tablet is the surprising comeback of a brand that had been dormant since 2014. And at $499 it’s neither the cheapest iPad you can get (that’s the plain old iPad) nor the most expensive (that’s an iPad Pro). The new iPad Air is in the middle between them.And that’s reflected in the specs. The iPad Air has the 9.7-inch screen of a 2018 iPad as well as support for the first (but not second) generation of the Apple Pencil smart stylus. However, it also features the much-improved A12 processor (think augmented reality) of other modern iOS devices along with support for Apple’s nifty physical connected keyboard some argue is superior to the current MacBook keyboard. These upgrades turn the tablet and its potential for real work into a modest little sibling to the iPad Pro. In fact, the iPad Air’s headphone jack gives it a leg up on that technically more powerful device.If you are confused by choices and aren’t entirely sure what tablet you think you’re supposed to get, chances are the new iPad Air will cover most of your big-screen iOS (or soon iPadOS) bases. For more on the iPad Air check out the extensive review on our sister site PCMag.com. For more on Apple check out the upgraded iPod Touch and why Flappy Fighter should be your next iOS gaming obsession.More on Geek.com: Geek Pick: Apple AirPods 2 Let You Take Your Beats On The GoGeek Pick: Dell XPS 13 Leads Dell’s Computex 2019 LineupGeek Pick: Samsung Galaxy S10+ Is A Powerful, Premier Android Phonelast_img read more

Apple’s New Mac Pro Design Kind of Freaks Us Out

first_imgStay on target iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro Have More Cameras, More ProblemsApple Arcade Launches Next Week One of Apple’s biggest announcements at its recent WWDC event was for its long-awaited refresh of the Mac Pro. After the previous version of the professional-grade desktop Mac proved to be a controversial failure, it’s been over five years since Apple has tried to placate what used to be one of its most loyal and lucrative customer bases. And while I’m certainly new video professional, the powerful and adaptable new Mac Pro does seem like a much-needed course correction.But as impressive as it sounds, there’s just something about the way the Mac Pro looks that freaks us out.You know that phobia that means you’re scared at looking at stuff with a bunch of little holes in it? I think it’s called trypophobia or something but I’m too scared to look up the correct spelling and accidentally see the hole-filled imagery that triggers the fear. The new Mac Pro, as well as its companion 6K Pro Display XDR monitor, is covered in that kind of creepy energy. Presumably to aid the intense fans and airflow cooling such a beefy 1,400-watt boy, the computer is covered with layers of countless tiny metal holes polished to Apple’s typical machined perfection.And even if the holes don’t freak you out, the new Mac Pro just looks kind of off. Abandoning the smooth cylinder look of its maligned predecessor, the new Mac Pro looks more like a typical tower full of slots giving users the flexibility they need to fill the machine with up-to-date components as tech improves. That’s cool. But between the holes on the outer metal housing, the long metal handles, and slight trapezoidal shape, the whole thing looks like an oversized cheese grater… on wheels. When Apple revealed the design allows for multiple Mac Pros to fit in the same rack, I was mostly relieved to see it slotted away out of sight.Really though, I’m only focusing on the aesthetic because what’s actually valuable about the new Mac Pro is for folks who work on projects that need far more horsepower than blogging. This is for rendering the next hit Pixar movie or AAA video game. It’s for playing hundreds of virtual instruments at once for your generic Africa documentary soundtrack.The new Mac Pro supports up to 28-cores in its Intel Xeon processor, 1.5TB of memory, Radeon Pro 580 and Pro Vega II graphics cards, eight PCI Express expansion slots, and way more presumably mind-blowing pro specs. At some point, who really cares what it looks like. At least one of the holes is a headphone jack.But if I’m spending at least $6000 on a computer, and then several thousand more dollars on various monitors and mounts, I shouldn’t get the creeps just looking at it. The new Mac Pro launches this fall. For more on WWDC check out how Apple TV is getting support for real video game controllers and pour one out for the old dead version of iTunes.last_img read more

For Sale: Rare Globe of Mars Portraying Early Theory of Life on Red Planet

first_img A unique, hand-painted globe illustrating an early theory of life on Mars made by the Danish astronomer Emmy Ingeborg Brun is up for auction — and it has been estimated to fetch up to $50,000, according to Christie’s auction house.The rare globe of the Red Planet was based off cartography published by astronomer Percival Lowell (1855-1906), who spent many years observing the surface of Mars.Lowell interpreted a series of large straight lines crisscrossing the planet (an unfortunate optical illusion), to be “canals” engineered by a Martian race to transport water from the Poles to lands near the Equator. This theory was widely shot down by the astronomical community, but became highly popular among the public at the time. Its popularity is now known as the “Canal Craze.”The globe features supposed oases and areas of seasonal vegetation named and connected by a series of canals. (Photo Credit: Christie’s)Brun, a Mars enthusiast and socialist, was intrigued by Lowell’s vision of the planet’s infrastructure, which she thought was evidence of a radically different cooperative Martian social order, according to a 2015 article by Slate. In 1905-1909, Brun adapted Lowell’s maps and sketches into a small number of handcrafted wooden globe.Brun’s globe was made from plaster applied to surface of a globe, and the cartography then painted. It features supposed oases and areas of seasonal vegetation named and connected by a series of canals. The globe is supported by a graduated half-meridian arc on turned ebonized stand. Title painted on the base reads: Mars efter Lowekks Glober 1894-1914.It’s estimated to sell for $30,000-$50,000.The globe is part of Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts Including Americana, a diverse collection of scientific properties the auction house Christie’s is selling in June. The collection also includes letters and correspondences from Albert Einstein denoting his discomfort with quantum theory, and signed gallery proofs of Watson & Crick’s articles on DNA.More on Geek.com:Lost Medieval Chess Piece Found in Drawer Could Fetch $1.3 Million at AuctionInstruction Manual Used for Apollo 11 Moon Landing Is Up for AuctionRare Apple-1 Computer Goes Up for Auction, Could Fetch Up to $650,000 Stay on target Mint-Condition Set of Pokemon Cards Sold For $107KRare, ‘Legendary’ 1894 Dime Could Fetch More Than $1 Million… last_img read more