Warriors, 147, Pelicans, 140: Steph Curry displaying his greatness

first_imgOAKLAND – Considering the Warriors’ last two games, it’s hard to imagine what Friday night will bring — besides DeMarcus Cousins.The fifth All-Star is expected to be in the starting lineup for his first game as a Warrior and his first in the NBA since his Achilles tendon injury almost a year ago.But after back-to-back nights in which they broke 140 points, what might happen Friday night … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile devicelast_img

Electric-jet hybrid could rekindle services to small cities.

first_imgZunum’s electric-jet hybrid could benefit from Boeing’s battery investment. Photo: Zunum Backers are betting big that a revolutionary new electric-jet aircraft now under development in surburban Seattle could bring back scheduled air connections to smaller cities abandoned in the recent waves of airline consolidation.With start-up support from both Boeing and JetBlue Technology Ventures, the goal is to begin re-seeding these communities by the early 2020s with a slew of new air services.“The shift of the [airline] industry to large aircraft and long ranges driven by gas turbine [engines] has concentrated almost all air traffic to just two percent of our airports,” says Zunum Aero founder and chief executive Ashish Kumar. In a prepared release from JetBlue Technology Ventures he says this has created a “massive transport gap over regional distances where there is no high-speed alternative. As a result, door-to-door times for most journeys are no better than they were 50 years ago.”He goes on to assert: “Hybrid propulsion is an industry-changing solution, enabling mid-size aircraft on regional routes to have better cost efficiencies than [larger, conventionally-powered] airliners.”Zunum contends the electric/jet hybrid could bring a quartet of advantages to the market:A 40 percent decrease in door-to-door travel times on busy corridors, and as much as an 80 percent decrease on more heavily-traveled ones;Much lower operating costs, enabling fares 40 percent to 80 percent below current prices;Eighty percent lower emissions, dropping to zero as battery life improves over time;A 75 percent drop in community noise. This could open up all-hours access to smaller airports, such as Long Beach, California.While he applauds any technology promising to lower costs and cut emissions, noted aviation consultant Mike Boyd questions the demand side of the aeronautical equation.“You want to look at everything here,” says the president of Boyd Group International, a major aviation-consulting firm that specializes in small city air service. “If anyone comes along with an idea [to field a newer, better aircraft] as far as the technology goes” that’s great.“As far as this being geared to bring air service back to Merced, California [and similar smaller cities] it’s a pipe dream,” he maintains. “There isn’t enough demand there to start with.“Another example: Topeka, Kansas. You can put all the flights you want to in there. People are still going to drive the hour to get to flights in Kansas City. It’s more than just airplanes. It’s consumers and alternative options.“I endorse heartily anybody who’s looking into new technology for airplanes. But if this is based…on there being a latent need for rural air service, they’re dreaming.”Still, some very serious people are more than dreaming just now.  They believe that the technology will work and they’re three-years deep in aircraft and engine development.In addition to backing by Boeing and JetBlue, Zunum maintains a long-term partnership with the Center for Power Optimization of Electro-Thermal Systems, a National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center at the University of Illinois in the United Sates.They’re all engaged just now in an effort to drive U.S. Federal Aviation Administration standards for electric aircraft. Those standards could roll out by 2018, with the first batch of electric aircraft certified for flight by 2020.last_img read more

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10 Schools We Think Will Be In Different Conferences A Decade From Now

first_imgTexas vs. Oklahoma Red River Rivalry at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.DALLAS – OCTOBER 11: A general view of the Oklahoma Sooners and the Texas Longhorns during the Red River Rivalry at the Cotton Bowl on October 11, 2008 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) Twitter/@bigtenconf Twitter/@bigtenconfConference realignment has slowed in recent years, mostly due to lengthy television contracts and a restructuring of college football’s postseason format. But it’s just a matter of time before it all heats up again. It’s no secret that some Big 12 ADs are already angling to push the conference to add two schools in the near future.In the last 15 years, dozens of schools have changed allegiances. The ACC has gutted the Big East twice, taking Miami, Virginia Tech, Boston College, Pittsburgh, Syracuse and Notre Dame. The Big Ten now has Nebraska, Maryland and Rutgers. The SEC yanked Texas A&M and Missouri from the Big 12. The Pac-12 now includes Utah and Colorado. The Big 12 has West Virginia and TCU. Those are only changes to the power conferences.Many in the industry believe we’re eventually headed for four “super” conferences – which contain either 16 or 18 programs each. It isn’t that far-fetched of an idea, given what we’ve seen the past decade or two. It would also make the College Football Playoff much easier to predict during the season.We’re going to go out on a ledge and predict 10 major college football/basketball programs that will be in different conferences in 2026. Let’s get started.Get Started: Texas –> Pac-12 >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11last_img read more

Deputy US trade czar conscripts American mayors to lobby for USMCA

first_imgWASHINGTON — One of the hard-bargain drivers from the American side of the NAFTA negotiating table is bringing his powers of persuasion to bear on the next challenge facing the new North American trade pact: the U.S. Congress.Deputy U.S. Trade Representative C. J. Mahoney, a fixture of the 14-month negotiation process that culminated last October in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, urged a gathering of American mayors Wednesday to lobby Capitol Hill lawmakers to ratify the deal.“All Congress has to do is pass it, and that is where I hope you all can help us,” Mahoney told a panel discussion Wednesday during the winter meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors in Washington.“You all have influence on your members of Congress. They listen to you, they understand your problems, they know that you’re looking out for what’s good for your communities and are concerned first and foremost with jobs and economic development.“We need your help.”Ratification in both Mexico and Canada has largely been seen as inevitable; Martha Barcena Coqui, Mexico’s ambassador to the U.S., told the panel she expects the agreement to come to a vote in the next session of her country’s Congress, which gets underway next month and which doesn’t require a separate implementation bill. In Canada, the majority Liberal government makes a Yes vote all but a foregone conclusion.But amid political turmoil in Washington — where the White House is at war with Democrats over President Donald Trump’s border wall plans and a partial government shutdown has entered its second month — nothing these days is a given.A number of prominent Democrats — notably House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, currently the most painful congressional thorn in Trump’s side — have complained that the deal lacks meaningful mechanisms to enforce new labour and environmental standards. And relations between Capitol Hill and the White House are at such a low ebb that some fear the president’s enemies are determined to deny him any political wins.Enter Mahoney, who is hard-selling the USMCA as a win for all three countries.“If members of Congress can put politics aside and focus on the substance, I have no doubt that this will pass overwhelmingly in both houses,” he said, describing the deal as the most bipartisan U.S. trade deal ever negotiated, thanks to the political foresight of his boss, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.“Throughout the negotiations — well before the results of the midterm elections were known — we worked very closely with Democrats to ensure that the final agreement reflected their priorities,” he said, citing the labour and environmental clauses in particular.To qualify for duty-free benefits, USMCA requires autos to contain 75 per cent North American content — up from 62.5 per cent under NAFTA. By 2023, between 40 and 45 per cent of auto parts will also have to come from workers earning at least $16 an hour; in Mexico, auto assembly workers earn an average of just $7.34 an hour and parts workers $3.41 an hour.On the environmental side, the agreement includes a number of protections for marine species and habitats, new air-quality standards, environmental assessment rules and forest management practices. “I’m optimistic about our chances of success in this endeavour, but success is certainly not assured,” Mahoney said. “Given the importance of the agreement to our workers, farmers and ranchers, the stakes could not be higher.”Paul Dyster, the mayor of Niagara Falls, N.Y., told Mahoney the often-acrimonious negotiating process has had a negative impact on his community’s economic prospects, given how closely integrated it is with Canadian interests.“The rhetoric that was used in this negotiation was shocking, when you hear it used in reference to the leaders of countries that have been your strongest allies and trade partners for a long time,” Dyster said.“For those of us on the border, whose economies are very fully integrated with the Canadian economy, that use of old-fashioned protectionism to try to advance the interests of the United States to take a shot at Canada — it kind of hit us in the foot.”Mahoney, however, dismissed any suggestion of lingering bad blood.“What really matters is not the given press headline at any point during the negotiations, but where we ended up — and where we ended up was with a great agreement that I think will be the foundation for an even stronger relationship with Mexico and Canada going forward.”Canada’s ambassador to the U.S., David MacNaughton, who joined the panel after Mahoney had left, raised one particular sticking point: the fact that the Trump administration has not yet made good on its commitment to lift its punishing national-security tariffs on steel and aluminum exports.“This is causing distortions in the marketplace, it is causing all three countries to lose opportunities, it is increasing costs for consumers,” said MacNaughton, who closed by quoting the president’s own tweet from March 2018 committing to lifting the tariffs once a new trade agreement was in place.“He has now said this is a fair deal, a good deal, the best deal that’s ever been done, so I would simply say please, let us get on with building our three countries together. Let us get on with our defence and security agreements and the relationship that we have had for more than 150 years.”James McCarten, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Section of 99 Avenue to be closed Saturday for Annual Bright Nights

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John is advising drivers that a section of 99 Avenue will be closed to traffic on Saturday, June 8, for the Annual Bright Nights in June Festival.The affected section will be at the corner of 100 Street and 99 Avenue, directly behind the parking lot of the North Peace Cultural Centre.According to the City, no parking signs will be placed on the sidewalks 24 hours in advance of the event and there will be no vehicle access from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Barricades will be set up blocking the entrances to the parking lot.Vehicles parked on the Avenue will need to vacate prior to the event or will be removed by Bylaw Enforcement.The Annual Bright Nights in June Festival is this Saturday, June 8, at the North Peace Cultural Centre.last_img

Court martial of Major Gogoi completed he may now face reduction in

first_imgNew Delhi/Srinagar: The court martial proceedings against Major Leetul Gogoi, who was at the centre of the 2017 ‘human shield’ controversy, have been completed and he may face reduction in seniority as a punishment for “fraternising” with a local woman in Srinagar last year, officials said. The court martial process against his driver, Sameer Malla, who was facing charges of unauthorised absence from the unit, was also completed recently in the Kashmir valley and he is likely to be given a “severe reprimand”. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsMalla was recruited in the Territorial Army in 2017 and he was posted with 53 sector of Rashtriya Rifles, a counter-insurgency force fighting militancy in J&K. After completion of Summary of Evidence against Major Gogoi and his driver in early February followed by the initiation of court martial proceedings, the two men have been held guilty on two counts — “fraternising” with a local in spite of instructions to the contrary and “being away from the place of duty while in operational area”, the officials said. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayStatements of the accused as well as other witnesses were recorded by the Army court and the punishment, which will be vetted by the Army headquarters, has been given, they added. The Army (CoI) had recommended disciplinary action against Major Gogoi after it indicted him as well as his driver for the Srinagar hotel incident on May 23 last year. Major Gogoi was detained by police following an altercation with the hotel staff when he was allegedly trying to enter inside with an 18-year-old woman. The woman had expressed her unwillingness to depose during the court martial proceedings and informed the Army authorities that she had given a statement before a magistrate and the same should be treated as her final stand. The woman had also stated that she had gone out with Major Gogoi of her own will, besides disclosing that she had become a friend of the Army officer through his fake Facebook profile, where he had named himself Ubaid Arman. Immediately after the incident came to light last year, Army chief Bipin Rawat had said that exemplary punishment would be given to Major Gogoi if he was found guilty of “any offence”.last_img read more

Football Dwayne Haskins is a legend in the making

Ohio State redshirt sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins (7) passes the ball during the first quarter of the game against Indiana on Oct. 6. Ohio State won 49-26. Credit: Amal Saeed | Assistant Photo EditorOhio State redshirt sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins completed 33 of 44 passes for 455 yards, three yards away from breaking quarterback Art Schlichter’s record of 458 yards set in 1981. He threw six touchdown passes, tying a single-game record shared by quarterbacks J.T. Barrett and Kenny Guiton. These are the numbers that Haskins puts up, and his reaction is the same. There is still more the offense can do, what he can do, to help Ohio State get to where its expectations lie: a Big Ten championship, a College Football Playoff appearance and a national championship. Haskins views himself as the face of this offense and, with the struggles in other areas, like the running game on offense, he left Ohio State’s 49-26 win over Indiana on Saturday less than satisfied. “You know, even though we won, it didn’t feel like one of the best games we played,” Haskins said. “Gotta keep getting better. But let down, no, but room for improvement.” To Haskins, this was an offense that was still tired from its performance against Penn State on Sept. 29, saying the practices leading up to the game against the Hoosiers were “low energy,” finding a way to win despite having to overcome adversity and an offense that “wasn’t pretty.” As the redshirt quarterback strives to improve, strives to lead this Ohio State team to the promised land, players around him see something else.“I think you guys are witnessing a legend in the making,” redshirt senior wide receiver Parris Campbell said. “The things that he can do throwing the ball, the leader he’s becoming, he’s just really developing into a great leader, and obviously the stats speak for themselves, but beyond that, just the player he’s become and the person he’s become it’s really legendary status.” In six games as a starting quarterback, without any prior experience in that role before Sept. 1 against Oregon State, Haskins has thrown 26 touchdowns, which is No. 1 in the FBS. Completing 70.8 percent of his passes, he has thrown at least four passing touchdowns in four of six games played, the same number of games he has thrown for more than 300 yards in. Even without the statistics, redshirt senior wide receiver Terry McLaurin said he has done things on the field first-year starters rarely accomplish. “I feel like a guy who is a first-year starter. I’m not going to take any credit from the guys doing what they’re doing at other schools, but he’s beat two top 15 teams on the road in tough environments and through a lot of adversity,” McLaurin said. “For a first-time quarterback to come in do that with our offense, the numbers he’s putting up… helping him out as receivers. The more plays we make for him the more confidence it gives him and his ability takes over the rest.” However, Haskins said he is not worried about his personal numbers, even though he is happy about the statistical performance he put up. He said he’s happy Ohio State got its sixth win of the season. In the opinion of offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Ryan Day, this is the head space he wants his starter to stay in. Even with a record in Haskins’ clutches, Day said the coaching staff called the game like they would any other game: trying to secure the victory. “Do what you do no matter what,” Day said. “If you start getting worried about all that stuff, bad things happen, in my opinion. I think there are football gods out there and I don’t think that works well.” One of the main ideas of the Ohio State football program is focusing on improving things that players and coaches themselves can control. Head coach Urban Meyer said after the game that he doesn’t want to hold Haskins back from talk about postseason accolades. He wants him to focus on what he can control, which is a matchup with Minnesota next week. Day said Haskins has continued to show poise inside the pocket, but said it’s much more than just the quarterback, crediting the pass protection and the receivers making plays as a contribution to his success. However, only six starts into his tenure as Ohio State’s starting quarterback, Day said every start for Haskins is a learning experience. “Dwayne is a talented young man. Hasn’t played a lot of football, but obviously has had some success this year,” Day said. “That doesn’t mean anything if you don’t go and win the next game and continually get better.” However, if Ohio State continues to win on the shoulders of Haskins, leading a high-powered offense to meet the expectations others have set for it, Day said anything could happen. “If we keep getting better, then I think the sky’s the limit,” Day said. read more

Klopp believes positive emotions will key for Liverpool today

first_imgIn his column for Liverpool’s matchday programme, Jurgen Klopp expressed his belief that they can use the emotions that come from facing Manchester United to their advantageLiverpool will host United later today at Anfield hoping to grab their first Premier League win over them in four years to reclaim their lead in the standings from Manchester City.And Klopp hopes his players will be able to harness the emotions that come from facing Liverpool’s old rivals in a positive manner.“Liverpool versus Manchester United is not a fixture that requires any hype or build-up,” said Klopp on the club website. “Merely saying the fixture out loud is enough to capture its importance.“For both clubs it is the ‘next game’, but I think we would all be kidding ourselves if we tried to suggest it wasn’t an occasion that means a little bit more. I have never been one to shy away from games that really matter to the supporters.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“Yes, three points are three points whoever they are available against, but these sort of matches produce emotions and memories that are so valuable. It makes sense I think to try to embrace it.“For the players, my staff and I, we absolutely need to keep focused on the job to do and the game that is to be played. We need to recognise that performing well and working hard are essential. We need to not abandon the processes that have served us well until now. We need to do all the things we do for the other 18 home games during a league campaign.“But it is possible to do all that without ignoring what the fixture means. It’s a matter of take from the moment what helps you. Positive emotion helps – positive energy helps – we saw this on Tuesday night.”The Liverpool-United match will begin at 17:00 (CET) today.last_img read more