Sidney Crosby welcomes Stanley Cup to Halifax for third hometown celebration

first_imgHALIFAX – Sidney Crosby is welcoming the Stanley Cup to his native Nova Scotia for a third time.Phil Pritchard, the Cup’s keeper, tweeted a photo Saturday night of Crosby hoisting the trophy above his head beside an airplane in Halifax.On Sunday, the Pittsburgh Penguins shared a photo of their captain placing a stuffed, pink kitten on the Cup’s rim while making the rounds at a local children’s hospital.“Sidney Crosby being Sidney Crosby,” the team tweeted.Nick Cox, a spokesman for the IWK Health Centre, said he was among a handful of people at the hospital who knew about Sunday’s special guest in advance.“He’s really there for the kids,” Cox said in an interview. “It’s tough being in the hospital, and I think Sidney recognizes that.”Cox said it was Crosby’s third visit to the facility, and every time he brings the trophy, the kids “go through the roof.”He said Crosby spent about an hour and a half roaming from room to room, visiting with kids and families and taking photos with “Stanley.”“It’s an experience they get to enjoy that they’ll keep with them for a long time,” Cox said. “Any time you can bring a smile to someone’s face, it’s a good day.”Crosby was also photographed at a veterans’ retirement home, chatting with seniors and showing off professional hockey’s most prestigious trophy.The three-time Stanley Cup champion will celebrate his 30th birthday on Monday by parading the trophy through Halifax and Rimouski, Que.Crosby has brought the Cup to his hometown of Cole Harbour, N.S., twice before, including in 2009 and last July, when he carried the trophy in the back of a pickup to a local arena as thousands of cheering fans looked on in the sweltering heat.last_img read more

Great Move begins to relocate Istanbul Airport

ISTANBUL — Turkey’s main international airport in Istanbul is closing and relocating to a new base in a massive logistical operation.The relocation of Ataturk International Airport to Istanbul Airport on the Black Sea shores— dubbed the “Great Move”_began early Friday and is expected to end Saturday.Bilal Eksi, CEO of flagship carrier Turkish Airlines, said 686 semi-trailer trucks and hundreds of other vehicles are moving equipment at night, and planes have started flying to the new airport.The Istanbul Airport, one of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s signature projects, opened partially in October and will serve 90 million passengers annually. It seeks to be the world’s biggest when fully completed in 10 years.Ataturk Airport, ranked the 17th busiest in the world in 2018, will cease commercial operations at 02:00 am local on Saturday (2300 GMT Friday).The Associated Press read more

Solskjaer rules out Rossis return to United

first_imgOle Gunnar Solskjaer has debunked claims that Manchester United will re-sign Italian forward Giuseppe RossiRossi who is currently a free agent after leaving Genoa last summer is back training with United, whom he played for between 2004 and 2007.However, Football Italia cited Solskjaer’s quote after the Red Devils’ 1-0 win against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday: “We’re not gonna [sic] sign Giuseppe, I think, no.“But he’s trained well with us, he looks sharp. He’s looking for a job, looking for a club. So Giuseppe is probably gonna [sic] stay another week with us, unless someone takes him.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“He scored a fantastic goal [on Saturday] in training. Gaffer [Ferguson] turns round and says: ‘What about that, son?’“So it’s a bit to help him to get fit before his next move. So if there’s any takers, you should be quick.”The former Italy striker, who turns 32 next month, then replied to talk of becoming a coach at Old Trafford…last_img read more

Businesses are celebrating Pi Day with deals on pizza pot pies and

first_img March 14, 2019 Wooohoo it’s Pi Day π! Meaning @PopPieCoSD is giving free pie to the first 50 customers!! @KUSINews @KUSI_GMSD— Allie Wagner (@alliewagnertv) March 14, 2019 Posted: March 14, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – People around the country are celebrating today because it’s national pi day! Today’s calendar date coincides with the the first three significant digits of the mathematical constant pi or 3.14…Pi Day is observed in many fun ways including eating classic pies and pizza pies.KUSI’s Allie Wagner has more on the story.center_img KUSI Newsroom Businesses are celebrating Pi Day with deals on pizza, pot pies and pies Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

No permission for Chalo Assembly says Urban SP PHD Rama

first_imgGuntur: Urban SP PHD Rama Krishna made it clear that there is no permission for ‘Chalo Assembly’ proposed by MRPS founder president Manda Krishna Madiga on July 30. He recalled that Section 30 of Police Act and Section 144 were already in force near the Assembly surroundings. He warned that if anybody tries to create law and order problem, the police will take stern action against them and book the cases as per law. He added if anybody damage the government properties, they will act against them as per sections in law. He said they have already deployed additional forces to check the untoward incidents and added over 1,000 police force was ready to jump into action. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us The police officials set up check-posts and checking the vehicles. Rama Krishna urged the people to furnish information regarding the movement of suspects to dial 100. The police department is using drones, body worn cameras, CC TVs to track the movement of suspects and take stern action against those who violate the Section 144 and Section 30 of Police Act.last_img read more

No end of highway tailback

first_imgDhaka-Ctg highway tailbackOnce again, a tailback was created on the Dhaka-Chattogram highway on Tuesday morning that caused continued sufferings for commuters, reports UNB.There was a 15-kilometre-long tailback as movement of vehicles remained shut from Daudkandi Toll Plaza to Eliotganj Bridge.The traffic jam has been created on the Dhaka-bound road following excessive pressure of vehicles, slow movement of vehicle in the toll plaza area and plying of vehicles in one lane of four-lane vehicle, said Abul Kalam Azad, officer-in-charge of Daudkandi highway police station.Construction of an overpass in Fatehpur of Feni caused the tailback, which went out of control for the last five days.last_img read more

Eid Saturday if moon sighted Friday

first_imgEid-ul-Fitr, largest religious festival of Muslims, will be celebrated in the country on Saturday if the Shawwal moon is sighted in Bangladesh sky on Friday, says UNB.However, the Eid will be celebrated on Sunday amid religious fervour and enthusiasm after a month-long fasting if the new crescent moon is not sighted Friday.The decision will be taken at a meeting of the National Moon Sighting Committee on Friday evening after reviewing the information of the Shawwal moon sighting.Meanwhile, responding to the call of roots, thousands of people have already left the capital to celebrate the festival with their near and dear ones at their respective village homes. Many more are expected to set out for home on Friday.Besides, all the preparations have been completed across the country, including the capital, for the smooth holding of Eid congregations.In the capital, the main Eid congregation will be held at the National Eidgah on the High Court premises at 8:30am. president Abdul Hamid is expected to join the Eid jamaat.However, the venue of the main congregation will be shifted to Baitul Mukarram National Mosque in case of any inclement weather. In that case, the jamaat will be held at 9:00am.Besides, five more congregations will be held at the national mosque.Arrangements will be there at the National Eidgah and the national mosque for women to take part in the Eid prayers alongside their male counterparts.Eid congregations will also be held in eidgahs, mosques and open spaces across the country.The national flag will be hoisted atop government and non-government office buildings on the day. The main city streets and road islands will be decorated with the national flag and banners inscribed with ‘Eid Mubarak’ in both Bangla and Arabic.Television channels and radio stations will air special programmes.Special diet will be served in hospitals, jails, Chotomoni Nibash, centres for persons with disabilities, shelter homes, orphanages, and other places.Meanwhile, Dhaka Metropolitan Police has taken strict security measures to ensure smooth holding of Eid congregation at the Jatiya Eidgah. “Devotees will be allowed to carry only jainamazs (prayer mats) and umbrellas at the Eidgah but those will be checked at each entry point,” said DMP commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia on Thursday.No one will be allowed to carry bags, vanity bags, mobile phones, firearms and sharp weapons to the Eidgah for the sake of security, he said after visiting the security arrangements.last_img read more

The Raspberry Pi Is Great At Digitizing Your OldTimey Videos

first_img The Raspberry Pi gives you an awful lot of bang for your buck. It makes a great tabletop arcade machine, set top box, it’s provided the brains for driverless race car, and it’ll even shame Comcast for you when your connection sucks.Someone’s always coming up with a new way to put the $35 Pi to work. Today’s installment: a machine that automatically digitizes open-reel films.Joe Herman had a massive archive of treasured family videos that had been recorded by his grandfather. In total, there were 130 films, some of which were more than 70 years old. That kind of film isn’t as delicate as some people think. It’ll last a long, long time if properly cared for.That said, it’s also not terribly easy to share with friends and loved ones in the 21st century. Sure, Clark Griswold had a projector up in his attic, but that was decades ago. They’re not that common anymore.It’s a whole lot easier to share video footage by uploading files to a site like YouTube or Vimeo. Reel-to-reel projectors don’t generally come with upload capabilities, though, so Joe had to build that functionality himself.Joe preferred going the low-cost DIY option to sending the films off to an expensive conversion service. He happened to have a spare Raspberry Pi and an old projector sitting around. With a couple of 3d-printed parts and a fair bit of tinkering, he converted the reel-to-reel projector into a Pi-controlled digital transfer machine.The results are quite impressive. Joe’s frame-by-frame capture system has done an excellent job, and you can see for yourself over on his Vimeo channel. Here’s a sample:Images: Joe Herman Stay on target Lyra Is a Handheld Gaming System Powered by a Raspberry PiRaspberry Pi Used to Steal 500 MB of NASA Data last_img read more

Reading art right

first_imgHere’s an exhibition dedicated to book art! Artistes have been invited to use the book as a medium and explore its tactile, visual, and intellectual qualities. This exhibition, brought to you by Blueprint 12 in collaboration with Colombo Art Biennale and coordinated by Navar, titled The Reading Room will have 13 artistes participating in this exhibition representing India, Sri Lanka, USA and China; namely – Samit Das, Smriti Chaudhary, Kingsley Gunatillake, LizFernando, Sathyanand Mohan, Banoo Batliboi, DengYifu, Anne Covell, Samanta Batra Mehta, Jagath Weerasinghe, Layla Gondwana. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’ The exhibition will also accompanied with a talk session by Banoo Batliboi who is a pioneer in book art in India. She will be showing her work and talking about her inspiration and practice, explaining the nuances that go into making a book. Book art is very popular abroad and there have been exhibitions abroad. The concept behind the exhibition is to showcase and exhibit works of art that is made by using books, or by full time book artistes. Book art is popular in the medium of artiste’s journals or sketchbooks but not known as medium where books can be altered to depict an idea. In this exhibition, we will show artistes who have used books, by drawing in them, carving them, tearing them, to convey contemporary issues of displacement, war, fantasy, nostalgia, or history.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe exhibition aims to  stimulate and engage the audience to look beyond canvases and sculptures or video. Book Art is one of the most underrated of art mediums. When paintings and sculptures are finding their way in the art galleries and museums, book art is yet to be discovered as a medium of expression and a form of art. It takes wide range of forms through fold-outs, fold -ins, scrolls etc. Artistes enhance the visual quality of the book and take it as their tool to showcase their creativity. It could be easily understood when observed closely but most of the book artistes prefer to give their imagination an abstract form. As its one of a kind art it is also said to be quiet unique and attractive. Though its a contemporary art form it marks it’s space at the first glance in an art lover’s mind.When:  24 April-11 MayWhere: Alliance Francaise & Nitanjali Art Gallery, Anand Niketan (27 April to 11 May)last_img read more

Chiefs Twitter account uses Colins proPats rant to motivate fans for subzero

first_img Advertisement The weather forecast in Kansas City for Sunday’s AFC Championship Game at Arrowhead Stadium is predicting ‘arctic blast’ conditions, and  yesterday in The Herd, Colin said the bone chilling cold is an advantage for the Patriots and would stifle the intensity of the home crowd.Well, the Chiefs team Twitter account was apparently listening and used a portion of Colin’s rant to motivate the fan base to turn it up for the game, despite the hostile conditions. Based on the responses, apparently the fans think this will be a ‘Where Colin was wrong.’Colin still believes the weather is an advantage for the Pats. We’ll see who’s right come Sunday.lolWhat say you, #ChiefsKingdom?— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) January 16, 2019 Here’s Colin’s full rant on the topic.last_img read more

Why hasnt Pride in London ever had a bisexual float

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Director of Biscuit Libby Baxter-Williams said: ‘It’s shocking that in the 46 year history of Pride in London, there has never been a bi community float in the parade.Libby Baxter-Williams (left) at Eurout Conference in 2017. | Photo: supplied‘Pride in London has been outwardly welcoming of bi participants since 1996 when it was officially renamed, but our community still faces animosity.‘Bi walking groups in the parade often attract nasty comments from the crowds, and sometimes even the stages. That’s why it’s crucial we do this.‘There is a B in LGBT and that B deserves to be both seen and heard,’ she said. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) An advocacy group launched a campaign to make Pride in London’s first ever bisexual parade float.The group, known as Biscuit, advocates specifically for bisexual women. But advocates are campaigning for a bisexual float that showcases all types of bi people. This float was Pride in London’s first bi community float in 46 yearsBisexual groups will now be marching at Pride in LondonLondon BiFest: this is why we need to celebrate the bisexual communityRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : GAYSTARNEWS- ‘It’s all happened so fast’The group launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the bisexual float. Baxter-Williams told Gay Star News: ‘It’s all happened so fast.’Biscuit started off with an original target of £1250 ($1775 €1425) to pay for the float itself. Once they smashed that target, they shot for £2000 ($2840 €2280). And now it’s at a new target.She said all bisexual people are welcome, including anyone who experiences misogyny and biphobia.’As for the float, she said: ‘There’ll probably just be a lot of balloons.’They’re approaching influential bi people, but are yet to reveal who will be parading around on the top. At the very least, she said: ‘There’ll be plenty of members from the bisexual community.’–––Gay Star News launched the Bi+ Manifesto this week, calling for the straight community and LGBTI community to stand with us. Bisexual, pansexual and queer people deserve better.The Bi+ Manifestolast_img read more

New Nintendo Switch Will Pack Sharps Advanced IGZO Display Report

first_imgThe 2019 Kindle OasisThe 2019 Kindle OasisMore VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpTCL 8-Series Lighting Test01:10OffAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USLive00:0001:2601:26 Still, rumors have long circulated about a “Pro” model of the Nintendo Switch, which would offer features such as better performance and an improved display. And with Sharp’s display technology in its hands, Nintendo could potentially deliver a Switch that offers full 1080p gameplay (or better) on the go while improving battery life and touch controls even further. Nintendo Switch Lite vs. Nintendo Switch: Which One Is For You? Even with two new Nintendo Switch models launching this year, Nintendo’s popular hybrid console is still expected to get a more powerful upgrade somewhere down the line. And now we know what kind of display that upgraded model might have.According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, display maker Sharp will provide Nintendo with its IGZO screens for future consoles. IGZO, which stands for indium gallium zinc oxide, is a material built to deliver screens that are high-resolution, low-power and thin, while offering “exceptionally detailed touch panel capabilities,” according to Sharp’s website. The technology powers everything from 8K TVs to OLED smartphones.It’s easy to see how this technology could benefit the Switch, which currently features a 6-inch 720p display and taps out after around 3 to 7 hours of use. The Switch will soon get a smaller sibling in the $199 Switch Lite, a handheld-only version of the console that launches on Sept. 20. The base Switch is also getting a minor refresh this month, which will bump the system’s maximum battery life to up to 9 hours.RECOMMENDED VIDEOS FOR YOU…logoCreated with Sketch.last_img read more

Ankers Back to School Sale is Now Live with Tons of Discounts

first_imgReady to go back to school? Before you do that, please have a look at Anker’s latest sale which will definitely keep you powered up throughout the day.Anker Drops Prices of its High-End Tech Just for Back to SchoolAnker has stepped up its discount game for Back to School, and there is a ton of stuff in here which everyone is going to love. In fact, there’s so much crammed into one place that we have absolutely no idea where to start. So, rather than create any sort of confusion, we’re going to list down everything in a finely created list.Before you go ahead and buy something, keep one thing in mind: use the code ANKERBTS at checkout to get a 20% discount on all the products below. Enjoy!Anker iPhone X Soft TPU Touch Case (Black) – Regular price $5.99, Now just $4.79Anker iPhone X Soft TPU Touch Case (White) – Regular price $6.99, Now just $5.59Anker iPhone X Shield Case – Regular price $6.99, Now just $5.59Anker PowerCore+ Mini 3350 with Lightning Cable – Regular price $22.99, Now just $18.39Anker PowerCore 26800 Dual Input Power Bank – Regular price $65.99, Now just $52.79Anker PowerCore Fusion (White) – Regular price $29.99, Now just $23.99Anker PowerPort Power Strip – Regular price $34.99, Now just $27.99Anker USB-C Wall Charger with USB PD 30W Output – Regular price $25.99, Now just $20.79Anker PowerPort II Dual USB Wall Charger – Regular price $14.99, Now just $11.99Anker 2-in-1 USB-C Memory Card Reader – Regular price $12.99, Now just $10.39Anker 3-Port USB-C to USB-3.0 Aluminum Portable Data Hub with Ethernet Port – Regular price $29.99, Now just $23.99Anker 4-Port USB-C to USB-3.0 Aluminum Data Hub – Regular price $15.99, Now just $12.79Anker PowerLine II USB-C to USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 Cable (3-feet) – Regular price $19.99, Now just $15.99Anker PowerLine+ Lightning Cable with Pouch (3-feet, Gray) – Regular price $13.99, Now just $11.19Anker PowerLine+ Lightning Cable with Pouch (3-feet, Red) – Regular price $13.99, Now just $11.19Anker PowerLine II USB-C to USB-C 2.0 Cable (6-feet) – Regular price $11.99, Now just $9.59Anker PowerLine II USB-C to USB-C 2.0 Cable (3-feet) – Regular price $9.99, Now just $7.99Anker Wireless Charging Pad – Regular price $9.99, Now just $7.99Anker SoundCore Boost 20W Bluetooth Speaker – Regular price $79, Now just $63.20 Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more

Car wash to raise funds for church youth

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Word of Faith Ministries Youth held a car wash for the community yesterday morning (Saturday) in Mill Street.They started washing vehicles in the morning and carried on into the afternoon.The youngsters had lots of fun splashing, lathering and hosing down the vehicles, with the aim of raising funds for the church youth.last_img

Keeping the roads safe

first_imgPublic Safety officers were spotted conducting roadblocks along Newcastle Road this morning. Vehicles were stopped close to the Animal Anti-Cruelty League, where routine checks were conducted for driver’s licences, vehicle licences and roadworthiness. Vehicles were randomly pulled over so that the Public Safety officers could carry out their inspections. If everything was in order, motorists could continue on their way. One of the officers commented that, “This is a routine check that we conduct in an effort to keep our roads safe at all times.” WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsitelast_img read more

Watch Franklin announce a scholarship for walkon Im not giving him

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Sponsored By Connatix Really proud of @VTW21 -your attitude & hard work earned this. Great representation of the blue & white. #PSUnrivaled— James Franklin (@coachjfranklin) April 28, 2015The clip goes on to capture the emotional moment that Walker called his mom to tell her he’s now going to school for free.If this doesn’t give you chills, you’re in the wrong profession. Whenever a walk-on gets awarded a scholarship, some people will inevitably misspeak and say that a coach “gave the guy a scholarship.”Well when James Franklin awarded one of the Penn State walk on linebackers with a scholarship yesterday he wanted to make something very clear.“I want to make an announcement right now, because I’m not giving him shit, he has earned this and he’s getting a full scholarship – and that’s Von Walker.” Franklin proudly proclaims.last_img read more

Derrick Hall satisfied with Dbacks buying and se

first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling “You know how you go into class and you don’t know exactly what’s going to be on the test,” he said. “Now I know what’s on the test, so I can go about it a better way.”A veteran pickup late in the offseason, Kelly will likely be graded on a pass/fail basis. He’s not expected to replace Dockett, but instead will be looked upon to help be part of a rotation that will look to fill the void he has left behind. In time, of course. “I think I can do anything you need me to do,” he said of what he brings to the table. “I can stop the run; I can definitely rush the passer. “Like I said, I’m just trying to learn the defense, absorb it. It’s not like I have two or three weeks to learn it — I need to learn it now. I’ve got my packet with me, I’ve got my little laptop with me. So I’m going to be in it all day. I’m just trying to learn the defense.” Top Stories Assuming the 33-year-old is healthy and has something left in the tank, he should be able to contribute quite a bit. While the Cardinals will not expect him to be Dockett or fill the former Pro Bowler’s shoes, Kelly — who was projected to start for the Patriots until his release — does have a track record of success since entering the league as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Mississippi State in 2004. Kelly, who is 39th on the NFL’s active sack leader list, said he was not surprised the Patriots chose to release him because he could see the direction the team was going. He says he’s in a good situation now, and he’s happy to be part of a defense that includes Calais Campbell, John Abraham and Matt Shaughnessy, with whom he was teammates with in Oakland. The scheme, he said, is similar to what he excelled in with the Raiders.“Here it’s just hit it and get it all the time,” he said. “Just try to penetrate the offensive line and wreak havoc.” Until he gets to do that, though, Kelly said he needs to get used to hearing the calls as well as learn a defense he has been in less than a week. The terminology is different from what he’s used to, but Kelly said he already has a basic understanding of what the Cardinals want to do. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The marriage between the Cardinals and Kelly made sense on a lot of levels. Once Arizona lost defensive lineman Darnell Dockett to a torn ACL, it became imperative to add depth along the defensive line. That Kelly, a player who has amassed 36.5 sacks over the course of 10 NFL seasons with the Oakland Raiders and New England Patriots — including a career-best 7.5 in 2011 — was on the market may prove to be fortuitous. Last season, the Cardinals brought in both Eric Winston and John Abraham on the eve of training camp. Winston went on to start every game at right tackle, while Abraham earned 11.5 sacks and a spot in the Pro Bowl.While Kelly was brought in at a later point than those two, the team is obviously hoping lightning strikes again and they find value with a veteran who was cast aside by his previous team. The Patriots cut Kelly less than a week before he was picked up by the Cardinals, giving up on a player whose 2013 season was cut short due to a torn ACL.“It felt good, it felt like you are still wanted in this league,” Kelly said of getting the call from the Cardinals. “I wasn’t really worried about getting cut or nothing like that. I’m just happy, you know what I’m saying? I’m somewhere where somebody wants me. I’ll just come in here and contribute to the team the best way I can.”center_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires TEMPE, Ariz. — On Wednesday, Tommy Kelly signed a one-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals.On Thursday he was on the field with his new teammates, many of whom were hoping to make the final roster.“Tommy did alright for jumping on the plane and jumping in there,” Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said the following day. “He did fine and I look forward to seeing him out there some more.” Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more