18 Nov

Top official predicts reduced bird flu impact in US

first_imgApr 12, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – The spread of avian flu to the United States probably would not have the same impact it has had in less developed countries, according to the US government’s top infectious-disease official.”The surveillance is going to be so intense that it is very unlikely that there is going to be the type of situation we see everywhere from Nigeria to Indonesia,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), as quoted in an Associated Press (AP) story today.American poultry farmers keep birds isolated, reducing the potential for them to have contact with wild birds, Fauci said. In addition, Americans generally have less contact with poultry or their droppings. Backyard poultry is far less common in the United States than in many of the countries battling avian flu, such as Indonesia.Fauci likened the US poultry system’s security to that in Europe. In Western Europe, H5N1-positive wild birds have been found in multiple countries over several months, but the virus has struck only a couple of poultry farms—one in France and one Germany.In the United States, Fauci told the AP, “It won’t be what you see in countries in which there is no regulation, in which there is no incentive to compensate farmers, in which the people, who are so poor, when they see their chickens are getting infected they immediately sell them or they don’t tell anybody because they don’t want them culled.”American authorities recently unveiled a surveillance plan that includes systematic monitoring of wild birds. They expect to collect 75,000 to 100,000 samples for testing this year, mostly on the West Coast and in Alaska.Fauci also said the avian flu virus is not likely to change very quickly into a form that it can spread quickly from person to person, potentially sparking a pandemic, according to the AP. Acquiring this ability will require a series of genetic changes, which could make the virus less virulent, he said.”It is entirely conceivable that this virus is inherently programmed that it will never be able to go efficiently from human to human,” Fauci was quoted as saying. “Hopefully the epidemic (in birds) will burn itself out, which epidemics do, before the virus evolves the capability of being more efficient in going from human to human.”Nevertheless, Fauci advocated personal preparedness, suggesting that people stock up on canned food and water, as they would for a hurricane or other storm, the AP reported.See also: Mar 20 CIDRAP News story on US surveillance planslast_img read more

20 Oct

Innovation Centre bought for £4.3m

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28 Sep

Simha: Our Association Will Be Industry’s Collective Voice on IT Issues

first_imgWorld’s five top-tier liner companies MSC, A.P. Moller – Maersk, CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd, and Ocean Network Express have revealed their intentions to set up an association aimed at digitalization, standardization and interoperability in the container shipping industry.Speaking to World Maritime News, André Simha, Global Chief Information Officer of Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and spokesperson of the group, said the key driver behind the association was to make something for the customers that is common and open.“It’s in the customers best interest, if container shipping companies operate with common set of standards. When we collaborate, we can deliver better technological changes to our customers and more quickly compared to working alone. Customers don’t want to connect to multiple different systems, so you need something that is common and open,” Simha said.The association plans to start operating from early 2019 and the next steps will be to establish it as a legal entity, involving relevant regulators. It has been devised as a neutral, non-profit body, which doesn’t plan to develop or operate a digital platform.                                                   Image Courtesy: PxHere under CC0 Creative Commons license Importance of CooperationSimha has been a vocal advocate of industry cooperation on standardization and technology development. When asked why was that important, he said:“We believe that we’ve reached the point in the carrier world where we need something that is common, open and done in the framework of a neutral and non-profit association. Also, the timing is right because new emerging technologies are creating more opportunities to help our customers’ businesses.“The plan of the coming association is to discuss the digital future of container shipping by being the industry’s collective voice on issues relating to information technology standards, working towards standardization, setting the frameworks for effective and universally adoptable solutions developed by other parties, exploring possibilities of innovation and in general, moving the industry forward.”The five members of the association said they were eager to welcome new members.“Collaboration and getting other carriers joining the association will be key for the success of this initiative. I have personally no doubt it will succeed because there is a strong interest between the members to collaborate and our customers are also asking for more standardization,” he said.There are numerous alleys to explore in the IT world, which have been very popular in the industry, including blockchain, big data, the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, and autonomous shipping.According to Simha, the association is yet to define its priorities in this respect and specific projects would be considered once the association is established.“However, we see some trends in the market such as data standards, blockchain, cybersecurity, that could be of relevance. For example, today, we have hundreds of different types of messages for different ports and terminals around the world, all with the same basic information. That’s an overhead that is inefficient for everyone,” he pointed out, adding it could be important to discuss cyber security best practice in the future association.Digitalization a Matter of SurvivalDigitalization is no longer just a buzzword in the shipping industry, it has been identified as an issue of survival. Namely, those who don’t adopt new digital technologies in the coming years risk being left on the sidelines.“The container shipping industry is at a fairly low start of digitalization (if we compare it with other sectors like the aviation industry). Hence, the future association aims to accelerate and shape digitalization of the industry to help achieve higher level of standardized processes. The idea is to deliver better technological changes to our customers and more quickly compared to working alone,” Simha said.As explained, digitalization benefits include:For Customers: Less red tape and bureaucracy. Better service.For Authorities: One point of contactFor Container shipping lines: Access to best practice and standards, supporting increased inter-operabilityFor Ports and terminal operators: Potential for more efficient collaboration with carriers through use of common technology standards.“Today, implementation of digital technology happens by working in closed silos. It leads to frustration and more bureaucracy for customers and other collaboration partners,” he explained.“We believe all stakeholders in the industry can benefit from digitalization and standardization leading to increased interoperability.”               Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons licenseLiner heavyweights, including Maersk, MSC and CMA CGM have been at the forefront of the industry with numerous projects aimed at transforming the container shipping’s way of doing business and improving its efficiency and productivity.Maersk and IBM teamed up on a blockchain joint venture targeting the need to simplify the entire global shipping ecosystem and the movement of goods across borders and trading zones and make it more transparent.Other liner majors followed suit as well. For example, MSC is supporting the work of Traxens, the supplier of smart-container monitoring solutions, which also counts CMA CGM among its core backers.On the other hand, numerous startups are making their way into the shipping industry with the aim of disrupting business models. Fears have been raised that these startups might be a threat to the traditional players in the industry, especially if they fail to evolve.Nevertheless, Simha thinks that the trend is not something to be seen negatively.“Not at all. The future association plans to develop standards, which both their future members as well as other stakeholders in the industry can adopt, as they will be made available to all freely and this of course includes startups or new comers. Future common standards could be a lever to enable the use of new technologies and improve the way existing solutions from different stakeholders work.”When asked how will the industry cooperation among top-tier carriers impact the separate digitalization initiatives each company has, Simha replied that the association’s work will be the facilitator for more collaboration between the different digital initiatives.“We collaborate on information technology standards and let CEOs and commercial do their part.”In conclusion, when asked whether digitalization, big data and autonomous shipping can live up to the hype we have seen over the recent period, commenting from a personal perspective, Simha said:” I have no doubt that this is the future and we’re on the right track to tackle those challenges and transformations provided we have standards in place.”Interview by Jasmina Ovcina Mandra; Image Courtesy: MSC, PxHere, Pixabaylast_img read more

24 Sep

Wrestling Sectional Results At Franklin County

first_imgThe 2015-16 High School Wrestling Sectionals took place at Franklin County.  Congratulations to The South Dearborn Knights on winning the team championship.Team Scores.  1. South Dearborn-240.5; 2. Franklin County-233; 3. Lawrenceburg-175; 4. East Central 165.5; 5. Connersville-125; 6. Milan-114.5; 7. Union County-109.5; 8. Batesville-55; 9. Rushville-12.Individual Weight Results.  The Top 4 from each weight class will advance to The Regionals at Richmond on Saturday, February 6th.Kudos to all of the Wrestlers qualifying for The Regionals and congratulations to the winners in each of the weight classes.106 ResultsGuaranteed Places1st Place – Grant Stapleton of East Central2nd Place – Luke Lazo of South Dearborn3rd Place – Garrett Condo of Franklin County4th Place – Arman Angeles of Connersville5th Place – Nate Jacobs of Lawrenceburg6th Place – Zek Phillips of Rushville1st Place MatchGrant Stapleton (East Central) 28-6, Fr. over Luke Lazo (South Dearborn) 26-11, Fr. (TF-1.5 4:18 (16-1)).3rd Place MatchGarrett Condo (Franklin County) 32-12, Fr. over Arman Angeles (Connersville) 24-13, Fr. (Dec 6-1).5th Place MatchNate Jacobs (Lawrenceburg) 14-26, So. over Zek Phillips (Rushville) 16-16, Fr. (Fall 3:14).Cons. Champ MatchFORFEIT FORFEIT (Batesville) 0-1, . over () , . (Bye).113 ResultsGuaranteed Places1st Place – Cainan Schaefer of South Dearborn2nd Place – Tyler Wilburn of Milan3rd Place – Dustin Beard of Franklin County4th Place – Hunter Fetters of Batesville5th Place – Charlie Eliason of Lawrenceburg6th Place – Nic Jacobs of Connersville1st Place MatchCainan Schaefer (South Dearborn) 34-1, Jr. over Tyler Wilburn (Milan) 41-4, Sr. (Fall 0:53).3rd Place MatchDustin Beard (Franklin County) 32-13, So. over Hunter Fetters (Batesville) 9-14, Jr. (Fall 1:35).5th Place MatchCharlie Eliason (Lawrenceburg) 19-18, Fr. over Nic Jacobs (Connersville) 16-15, Fr. (TF-1.5 4:45 (21-2)).Cons. Champ MatchFORFEIT FORFEIT (Union County) 0-1, . over () , . (Bye).120 ResultsGuaranteed Places1st Place – Garrett Walton of South Dearborn2nd Place – Adam Negangard of East Central3rd Place – Brady Parker of Connersville4th Place – Zack Wilburn of Milan5th Place – Kameron Ribeiro of Lawrenceburg6th Place – Nathan Slagle of Franklin County1st Place MatchGarrett Walton (South Dearborn) 31-6, So. over Adam Negangard (East Central) 29-12, Fr. (Dec 7-4).3rd Place MatchBrady Parker (Connersville) 16-9, Sr. over Zack Wilburn (Milan) 35-12, Fr. (Fall 1:36).5th Place MatchKameron Ribeiro (Lawrenceburg) 25-18, Sr. over Nathan Slagle (Franklin County) 13-28, So. (Fall 5:07).Cons. Champ MatchFORFEIT FORFEIT (Batesville) 0-1, . over () , . (Bye).126 ResultsGuaranteed Places1st Place – Johnny Loos of Franklin County2nd Place – Keegan Green of East Central3rd Place – Jacob Redd of Connersville4th Place – Austin Boggs of South Dearborn5th Place – Dylan Myers of Milan6th Place – Grant Colestock of Rushville1st Place MatchJohnny Loos (Franklin County) 43-1, Sr. over Keegan Green (East Central) 29-14, So. (Fall 1:00).3rd Place MatchJacob Redd (Connersville) 19-17, So. over Austin Boggs (South Dearborn) 15-12, Fr. (Dec 5-4).5th Place MatchDylan Myers (Milan) 30-17, So. over Grant Colestock (Rushville) 3-27, Fr. (Fall 3:00).Cons. Champ MatchFORFEIT FORFEIT (Union County) 0-1, . over () , . (Bye).132 ResultsGuaranteed Places1st Place – Stevie Browning of Franklin County2nd Place – Zach Otto of South Dearborn3rd Place – Owen McClure of Connersville4th Place – Michael Deal of Batesville5th Place – Dominic Klem of East Central6th Place – Andrew Roberts of Lawrenceburg1st Place MatchStevie Browning (Franklin County) 40-4, So. over Zach Otto (South Dearborn) 26-13, Fr. (Dec 6-2).3rd Place MatchOwen McClure (Connersville) 7-4, Sr. over Michael Deal (Batesville) 29-9, Jr. (M. For.).5th Place MatchDominic Klem (East Central) 8-28, Fr. over Andrew Roberts (Lawrenceburg) 12-27, Fr. (Dec 7-4).Cons. Champ MatchFORFEIT FORFEIT (Union County) 0-1, . over () , . (Bye).138 ResultsGuaranteed Places1st Place – Brady Gosnell of Connersville2nd Place – Gabe Lane of East Central3rd Place – Dyllion Humbert of Franklin County4th Place – Cameron Reed of South Dearborn5th Place – John Vincent of Batesville6th Place – Cam Coffman of Union County1st Place MatchBrady Gosnell (Connersville) 27-10, Jr. over Gabe Lane (East Central) 36-5, So. (Fall 3:59).3rd Place MatchDyllion Humbert (Franklin County) 27-15, So. over Cameron Reed (South Dearborn) 7-8, So. (Fall 5:53).5th Place MatchJohn Vincent (Batesville) 6-9, Fr. over Cam Coffman (Union County) 29-12, Jr. (Inj. 1:00).Cons. Champ MatchFORFEIT FORFEIT (Lawrenceburg) 0-1, . over () , . (Bye).145 ResultsGuaranteed Places1st Place – Nathan Boggs of South Dearborn2nd Place – Andrew Negangard of East Central3rd Place – Tucker Coffman of Union County4th Place – David Rabius of Lawrenceburg5th Place – Grant Suding of Franklin County6th Place – Adam Brinkman of Milan1st Place MatchNathan Boggs (South Dearborn) 26-3, Sr. over Andrew Negangard (East Central) 37-4, Jr. (Dec 5-4).3rd Place MatchTucker Coffman (Union County) 38-5, Fr. over David Rabius (Lawrenceburg) 19-15, So. (TF-1.5 4:25 (15-0)).5th Place MatchGrant Suding (Franklin County) 19-15, Fr. over Adam Brinkman (Milan) 29-15, Jr. (Dec 5-4).Cons. Champ MatchFORFEIT FORFEIT (Rushville) 0-1, . over () , . (Bye).152 ResultsGuaranteed Places1st Place – Mike Humbert of Franklin County2nd Place – Levi Oswald of Union County3rd Place – Jacob Doherty of Connersville4th Place – Austin Draper of South Dearborn5th Place – Carl Cooper of East Central6th Place – Roland Hawkins of Lawrenceburg1st Place MatchMike Humbert (Franklin County) 24-10, Jr. over Levi Oswald (Union County) 35-10, Sr. (Fall 4:29).3rd Place MatchJacob Doherty (Connersville) 32-12, Sr. over Austin Draper (South Dearborn) 24-13, Sr. (SV-1 4-2).5th Place MatchCarl Cooper (East Central) 17-21, Sr. over Roland Hawkins (Lawrenceburg) 16-16, Sr. (Dec 7-0).Cons. Champ MatchFORFEIT FORFEIT (Batesville) 0-1, . over () , . (Bye).160 ResultsGuaranteed Places1st Place – Jake Ruberg of Lawrenceburg2nd Place – McKelti Babcock of South Dearborn3rd Place – Adam Lunsford of East Central4th Place – Evan Suding of Franklin County5th Place – Karl Hoffrogge of Milan6th Place – Logan Browning of Union County1st Place MatchJake Ruberg (Lawrenceburg) 39-1, Jr. over McKelti Babcock (South Dearborn) 17-7, Sr. (Fall 2:52).3rd Place MatchAdam Lunsford (East Central) 20-17, Sr. over Evan Suding (Franklin County) 22-17, Sr. (Fall 2:58).5th Place MatchKarl Hoffrogge (Milan) 27-12, Jr. over Logan Browning (Union County) 10-8, Fr. (Dec 10-4).Cons. Champ MatchFORFEIT FORFEIT (Rushville) 0-1, . over () , . (Bye).170 ResultsGuaranteed Places1st Place – Charlie Hill of Lawrenceburg2nd Place – Ryan Mitts of East Central3rd Place – Brandon Grubb of Franklin County4th Place – Luke Utterback of South Dearborn5th Place – Dylan Dearth of Union County6th Place – Darrius Ramos of Connersville1st Place MatchCharlie Hill (Lawrenceburg) 39-2, Sr. over Ryan Mitts (East Central) 30-12, Jr. (Fall 1:08).3rd Place MatchBrandon Grubb (Franklin County) 26-15, So. over Luke Utterback (South Dearborn) 22-17, So. (Dec 3-1).5th Place MatchDylan Dearth (Union County) 33-10, Sr. over Darrius Ramos (Connersville) 15-20, Sr. (MD 12-2).Cons. Champ MatchFORFEIT FORFEIT (Batesville) 0-1, . over () , . (Bye).182 ResultsGuaranteed Places1st Place – Jonah Rolfes of Lawrenceburg2nd Place – Michael Bohman of Franklin County3rd Place – Kade Stephens of Union County4th Place – Matt Disbro of South Dearborn5th Place – John Rohrig of Milan6th Place – Trevor Snipes of East Central1st Place MatchJonah Rolfes (Lawrenceburg) 39-2, So. over Michael Bohman (Franklin County) 31-13, So. (Dec 12-5).3rd Place MatchKade Stephens (Union County) 36-7, Sr. over Matt Disbro (South Dearborn) 24-14, Sr. (Dec 10-3).5th Place MatchJohn Rohrig (Milan) 30-6, Jr. over Trevor Snipes (East Central) 20-23, So. (Dec 3-2).Cons. Champ MatchFORFEIT FORFEIT (Batesville) 0-1, . over () , . (Bye).195 ResultsGuaranteed Places1st Place – Jacob Cavins of Milan2nd Place – Wes Hertel of Union County3rd Place – Blake Ripperger of Franklin County4th Place – Brandon Byrd of South Dearborn5th Place – Sam Tibbetts of Lawrenceburg6th Place – Aaron MItts of East Central1st Place MatchJacob Cavins (Milan) 43-0, Sr. over Wes Hertel (Union County) 31-13, Sr. (Fall 1:43).3rd Place MatchBlake Ripperger (Franklin County) 22-16, Jr. over Brandon Byrd (South Dearborn) 6-5, So. (Fall 4:32).5th Place MatchSam Tibbetts (Lawrenceburg) 19-8, Jr. over Aaron MItts (East Central) 20-15, Jr. (Inj. 0:00).Cons. Champ MatchFORFEIT FORFEIT (Rushville) 0-1, . over () , . (Bye).220 ResultsGuaranteed Places1st Place – Mason Parris of Lawrenceburg2nd Place – Brayden Pence of Franklin County3rd Place – Jon Kurtz of Batesville4th Place – Matt McFarland of Milan5th Place – Zach Dick of South Dearborn6th Place – Joe Haarmeyer of Union County1st Place MatchMason Parris (Lawrenceburg) 41-0, So. over Brayden Pence (Franklin County) 25-17, Jr. (Fall 0:56).3rd Place MatchJon Kurtz (Batesville) 16-9, Jr. over Matt McFarland (Milan) 24-16, Sr. (Fall 2:59).5th Place MatchZach Dick (South Dearborn) 21-19, Fr. over Joe Haarmeyer (Union County) 15-18, Jr. (Fall 1:35).Cons. Champ MatchFORFEIT FORFEIT (Rushville) 0-1, . over () , . (Bye).285 ResultsGuaranteed Places1st Place – Sam Smith of South Dearborn2nd Place – Tyler Selm of Franklin County3rd Place – Clark Minges of Union County4th Place – Cameron Ison of Milan5th Place – Tristin Plunkett of Lawrenceburg6th Place – Andrew Stamper of Connersville1st Place MatchSam Smith (South Dearborn) 11-2, Sr. over Tyler Selm (Franklin County) 28-8, Jr. (Fall 1:23).3rd Place MatchClark Minges (Union County) 41-4, Jr. over Cameron Ison (Milan) 15-8, Fr. (Fall 2:30).5th Place MatchTristin Plunkett (Lawrenceburg) 16-9, So. over Andrew Stamper (Connersville) 14-21, Fr. (Fall 4:59).Cons. Champ MatchFORFEIT FORFEIT (East Central) 0-1, . over () , . (Bye).Courtesy of The IHSAA and TrackWrestling.com.last_img read more

18 Dec

Harvest just around the corner

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Jeff Duling, Putnam CountyWe’re at least two weeks away yet for harvesting anything unless it gets hot again.The tile lines are dry and in between the plants are stunted and green. There are some fields in the area that are pretty even that may come off this week. I know I do not have any ready yet.I checked some corn and the moisture is anywhere from 26% to 27% on the tile line. Then in between the plants are green and little and I don’t know what we are going to do. It will be interesting. I have hydraulic deck plates but we may have to run all of the tile lines first and readjust. There will be some different shenanigans going on to get ready for this harvest.We are finishing our last ditching job. We are done with tile until beans and corn are off and then we have another 140 acres to do this fall.We got nine-tenths to an inch with this last rain. The town of Delphos got 6 to 7.5 inches of rain and were flooded out again. Hancock County didn’t get too much.The rain had to help some of the beans.The cover crops are coming up. I have some rye to plant this week. With the manure I thought it might get too tall this winter so I wanted to wait a bit to plant that.I think harvest could go fast once it gets started because only half the trucks will be going up and down the road, but then we have all of these green plants still out there. I don’t know what to expect.For the rest of this week’s reports, click here.last_img read more

12 Dec

Spring and Summer Scares: 5 Highly Anticipated Horror Films

first_imgJordan Peele’s Us is killing it at the box office — like a homicidal doppelgänger. Here are a few upcoming scary movies looking to duplicate that success.If the staggering number of box office records broken by Us are any measure, it seems horror’s having a moment — Jordan Peele’s follow-up to 2017’s Get Out had a $70 million dollar opening weekend. And, seriously, it pretty much broke every record ever.There’s great news for anyone craving more big-screen bumps in the night, filmmakers and cinephiles alike — the next few months are loaded with horror releases, perfect for peeking at from behind your fingers.Pet Sematary (April 5)Image via Paramount.Hollywood has long been in the habit of adapting Stephen King’s work, and the success of 2017’s It means they won’t be breaking that habit anytime soon. Next up — Pet Sematary — from director duo Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer.This tale of digging things up that should probably remain buried has already been a movie once, but the directors of this version promise (light spoilers in the following link) some new takes on the classic source material. We’re just excited to see what John Lithgow does with the role of iconic old-timer, Jud Crandall.The Curse of La Llorona (April 19)Image via New Line Cinema.A Latin American folktale that has terrified people for years, La Llorona is a spectral, weeping woman that drags children to a watery grave. Now, this good old-fashioned historia de fantasmas gets a chance to scare a whole new audience with the release of The Curse of La Llorona.Fans of The Conjuring series should take note: though New Line Cinema isn’t promoting The Curse of La Llorona as part of The Conjuring universe, Tony Amendola’s character, Father Perez, is featured prominently in 2014’s Annabelle.BrightBurn (May 24)Image via Sony.Alternate versions of Superman’s life have been done before. DC’s Red Son is set in a world where his alien-crib-ship landed in the Soviet Union, for instance. BrightBurn isn’t taking the “red scare” approach. No, this film (produced by James Gunn) offers a “what-if-Superman-was-super-evil” kind of scare.Obviously, this movie isn’t an actual Superman story, because the universe is a cruel, unjust place. But now that Gunn’s been spending some time at the DC offices, we want to believe he, at least, asked a couple of high-level execs if BrightBurn maybe could be.Ma (May 31)Image via Universal.Blumhouse Productions, the company behind such scary offerings as Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and Get Out, is back with Ma — a movie that sounds a bit like a genre mashup of Misery and Dude, Where’s My Car Because Now I’m Afraid Of Octavia Spencer So I Have To Leave Immediately.According to info supplied by Universal Pictures, Ma seems to be a spin on the classic: “lady invites teens to party in her basement, insists they call her Ma, demands they don’t curse, asks that they never go upstairs, gets really murdery” trope. We’re in.Midsommar (August 9)Image via A24.Writer/director Ari Aster made quite an impression with his (OMG — Did I just see that?) feature-film debut, Hereditary. (Insert tongue pop here.) His follow-up, Midsommar, looks to be just as much of a head-trip.The trailer features some cult stuff, some Scandinavian stuff, some young-people-at-a-weird-festival stuff — there’s no telling where Aster’s going to go here. In an interview with Vulture, he says, “It’s a breakup movie, in the same way that Hereditary is a family tragedy. It’s less overtly a horror movie, but it’s still working in that same space. It’s very macabre. But people shouldn’t go in expecting Hereditary.” He continues, “It’s a Wizard of Oz for perverts.” Okay, then.Upcoming Fall and Winter Frights2019’s cooler months look promising for horror fans, too, including It: Chapter Two (September), the long-awaited Zombieland: Double Tap (October), and Doctor Sleep (November) — a sequel to The Shining, starring Ewan McGregor and Rebecca Ferguson. Until then, the films above should be enough to keep you checking under your bed and in your closet.Cover image via New Line Cinema.Looking for more film industry news? Check out these articles.The Cameras and Lenses Behind HBO’s Original SeriesThe Secrets Behind Apollo 11’s Success Are a Story All Their OwnThe Production Design Challenges of “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”A Look at The Masterclass Sound Editing of “A Quiet Place”Directing Fight Cinematography: The Right Way and the Wrong Waylast_img read more

30 Nov

Familiarity helps Dennison stop Desiderio in FEU win over UP

first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGuarding Paul Desiderio was never strange for Ron Dennison.The two were teammates in high school at University of Visayas and both entered the UAAP at the same time in Season 76 and this familiarity helped Dennison put a stranglehold on Desiderio.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH And, just for the record, Desiderio is 0-7 against Dennison. LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Desiderio also came off a career performance in a stunning win over defending champion La Salle with 30 points.READ: Desiderio struggles, praises ‘great defender’ DennisonDennison also made his presence felt on the offensive end with 16 points and three assists while also grabbing seven rebounds.The two also had an interesting duel last season in the first round when Dennison got ejected.“Last year, he one-upped me with that flop so during the game he started acting again but I didn’t let him do the same thing again,” said Dennison.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Desiderio, the University of the Philippines’ stalwart headed into the Sunday matchup against Far Eastern University averaging 21 points a game, and Dennison made sure Desiderio would not reach that mark.“We were teammates in high school, so I knew how he moved,” said Dennison in Filipino after FEU trumped UP, 78-59, at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “I just played straight-up clean defense.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch run Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  SPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutREAD: FEU rolls to 3rd straight win, routs UPWith Dennison hounding him, Desiderio struggled from the floor, scoring ust nine points on 4-of-12 shooting, and converted only one of his five attempts from long range. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City 29 football fans hurt as French stadium barrier collapses Read Nextlast_img read more

16 Oct

Ayesha Curry Releases New Cheeky Kids Mealtime Collection in Partnership With No

first_imgMade for little tummies with a big appetite for change, Cheeky Kids expands its Mealtime Collection with new designs and whimsical characters to its line of reusable tableware for children ages three to eight years old.Ayesha Curry Releases New Cheeky Kids Mealtime Collection in Partnership with No Kid Hungry.Co-founded by Ayesha Curry, Cheeky Kids has established itself in the children’s mealtime space for its playful designs that make giving back cheerful and easy. For every Cheeky Kids item purchased, Cheeky will donate enough to provide one meal to a child in need in the U.S. through its partnership with No Kid Hungry.Designed to empower and educate children of all ages to make a difference, Cheeky Kids creates modern mealtime solutions with a witty spirit to help end hunger in the U.S. This is the second installment to the Mealtime Collection introducing new whimsical characters including unicorns, dinosaurs, mermaids and sharks designed in Cheeky Kids signature playful style and bright colors. The line features an assortment of BPA-free and dishwasher-safe straw bottles, bento boxes, divided and non-divided plates, tumblers, bowls, and cutlery, to make mealtime easier and more fun.As a mother, NY Times bestseller, and established cook Ayesha is thrilled to expand the Cheeky Kids collection with the launch of new cheerful characters. “I am so excited to partner with Cheeky Kids. It gives me a chance to combine my passions for parenting, cooking, and ending childhood hunger with No Kid Hungry. Together, we’re going to make a difference by offering parents beautiful products that make their lives easier and give back to make children’s lives better – the perfect combination,” said Ayesha Curry, Cheeky Kids Co-Founder.As reported by the USDA, one in six kids face hunger in the U.S. With this startling statistic, Cheeky CEO and Co-Founder, PJ Brice, is proud to continue its partnership with No Kid Hungry providing one meal to a child in need in the U.S. with each Cheeky item purchased to combat child hunger.“Childhood hunger is an immense problem in America, but it is one that is actually solvable. We hope to inspire change at dinner tables across the country by encouraging parents, and most importantly children, to take action and make a difference,” said Brice.The new Cheeky Kids Mealtime Collection is available at select Target stores and target.com/cheeky, and ranges from $1.99-$7.99.For further information, please visit /www.cheekyhome.com/kids.last_img read more

12 Oct

London Mayor Sadiq Khan named UK Politician of the Year

first_imgLondon: London Mayor Sadiq Khan has been named the Politician of the Year at an annual awards ceremony held in the UK’s House of Commons complex for his ongoing contribution to the political life in the British capital. The annual Political and Public Life Awards presented by Britain’s ‘Asian Voice’ weekly newspaper here on Thursday also recognised UK defence secretary Gavin Williamson as Cabinet Minister of the Year and Indian-origin politician Priti Patel as Conservative Party MP of the Year. “Our armed forces are made strong by being made up of people of every single community and background… contributing to keep us safe,” said Williamson, on receiving his award. “I continue to be your public servant,” added Patel, a former UK Cabinet minister. Khan, 48, whose grandparents were born in India and parents migrated from Pakistan to the UK, was named ‘Politician of the Year’ at an awards ceremony held in the UK’s House of Commons complex. Among other winners from the field of politics at the event, now in its 13th year, included Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Arlene Foster, Labour Party MPs Dan Carden and Thelma Walker. The other award categories included International Hotel of Year which was won by India’s Leela International hotel chain. Comedian of Year award went to British Indian comedian Paul Chowdhry and Restaurant of the Year for London’s Delhi street food restaurant Hankies. “We are hosting the Asian Voice Political and Public Life Awards at a time when dissent is rife, and arguably unprecedented, in our political stage and the future of the economy hangs in the balance, perhaps perilously so,” said C B Patel, the Publisher and Editor of ‘Asian Voice’. “In the din and tumult of the current scenario, I believe it is important for us to recognise and honour leaders in our political and public life who make a tremendous contribution to preserving Britain’s enviable stature as one of the leading economies of the world,” he said. The awards are held annually to honour people who have made a special impact in the preceding 12 months, ranging from international politicians to individuals who make an impact in their local communities. Readers of the weekly ‘Asian Voice’ newspaper nominate potential winners and an independent panel of judges comprising eminent personalities from different walks of life in the UK, select the winners.last_img read more