zoomImage Courtesy: Hapag-Lloyd MV Allegoria, a Post-Panamax containership operated by Hapag-Lloyd, has suffered a main engine problem off Freeport, the company informed.The 5,527 TEU vessel is currently at anchor in Freeport for repairs, which are expected to be finalized early next year.Subsequently, MV Allegoria is scheduled to continue its voyage from Miami on May 30, 2018, according to the company.The 2006-built ship is deployed in the company’s Mediterranean Gulf Express (MGX) service connecting America with the Mediterranean.“We have re-assigned vessel positions in the service and updated the MGX schedule to ensure again a weekly sailing frequency,” Hapag-Lloyd said.
The Barenaked Ladies with Steven Page performed part of their thank you speech in musical form after being recognized for their induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the Junos. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press) Facebook The emotional reunion of Barenaked Ladies with Steven Page, Michael Bublé’s return to the stage and an impromptu rap collaboration were among the top moments at an uplifting Juno Awards ceremony held Sunday in Vancouver.Teary-eyed LadiesThe Barenaked Ladies and former lead vocalist Steven Page were visibly emotional after being recognized onstage for their induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.“To our fans, your passion for our music and our shows continues to astound us,” said singer-songwriter and guitarist Ed Robertson. “Thanks to Steve for starting this journey with me and to the guys for continuing it.” Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The group, which found major success in the 1990s and early 2000s with songs such as Pinch Me and Old Apartment, reunited with Page for a highly anticipated, one-time performance together after he left the band nine years ago.They sang two of their hits, One Week and If I Had $1,000,000, with the same energy and harmonies that made them famous.Ed Robertson, right, of the Barenaked Ladies, and former member and co-founder Steven Page, left, took the stage for a one-time performance with band members. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)The winnersGord Downie, the late frontman of The Tragically Hip, won artist of the year in addition to other Juno Awards handed out Saturday night. Downie died in 2017 after being diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour. Advertisement
BUDAPEST, Hungary — The recent protests in Hungary have given the fragmented opposition a real opportunity to work together as they challenge Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who has an overwhelming majority in parliament.The protests, which started last week in the wake of new labour rules, incorporated an array of grievances on issues like limits on the free press and increasing corruption.Another rally is to be held Friday evening in Budapest.The protests have brought together a wide political coalition, from the nationalist Jobbik party to the Socialist Party, with trade unions and students also participating.Opposition lawmaker Timea Szabo said that “for now it’s a fragile co-operation, but we are working to strengthen it.”Analyst Csaba Toth said the co-operation could have long-term effects, even if immediate results may be limited.Eldar Emric And Pablo Gorondi, The Associated Press
Kolkata: A person committed suicide after stabbing his wife late on Sunday night at Dholahat in South 24 Parganas. On Monday morning local residents came to know about the incident and informed police after admitting the woman to a hospital.According to a local resident, Swapan Debnath, 48, used to reside with his wife Sukkari Debnath at his in-law’s house at Bhimnagar in Dholahat. Debnath family’s neighbours claimed that there use to regular altercations between them often over some family problems.On Monday morning, the neighbours found Sukkari lying in a pool of blood. After Sukkari was sent to hospital, a few local residents started searching for Swapan. A few minutes later they discovered Swapan hanging from the ceiling of a pump room located on a agricultural land near his home. When Sukkarai was taken to hospital, she stated that Swapan had stabbed her multiple times. An unnatural death case has been registered at the Dholahat police station.
The mentor group of StratFirst India honoured and celebrated the achievements of Dr Gagandeep Kang – first Indian woman scientist elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society, and Dr Virander Singh Chauhan’s Lifetime achievements in science and institutional leadership.StratFirst India is a private initiative to promote excellence in teaching and research, particularly amongst institutions of higher learning in India. Set up by a group of visionary advisors and mentors that include some of the most respected names in education, industry and public policy, StratFirst is working to ensure that at least 50 Indian Universities or deemed Universities are ranked in the top 500 institutions globally. Team StratFirst is committed to adhering to the highest standards of corporate best practices; every client is a partner and solutions are customised and built on the rich experience, out-of-the-box thinking and relies on the extensive global network of associates. Also Read – The Puja carnivalSpeaking on the occasion, Professor Amitabh Mattoo Chair of the Mentor Group of Stratfirst India said, “At Stratfirst we believe in celebrating achievements as well as fostering excellence.” Nancy Jain, CEO Stratfirst India said, “We focus particularly on the triple helix of the complex challenges of education in India: Access, Equity, and Excellence. StratFirst is on a mission of maintaining quality and excellence, and is our top most priority.” Also Read – Wave City brings special offers this NavratraAt the event, Dr V S Chauhan said, “We are the second largest system in India and it is a great time to raise quality of education in the country. Apart from investment, we require capability also. We need to own our responsibilities at the individual departmental and institutional level. We have huge potential as far as education is concerned. The world is looking at us and we have to utilise the huge talent pool.” Discussing the need of the hour, Dr Gagandeep Kang said, “In India, we have to look at peculiar problems and matters related to immunisation and vaccination. Keeping in mind the heterogeneous population of India we need to understand the human system better and the patterns of its immune system and utilise our pool of scientist who is looking at excellence in research regarding the same.” Dr Bijayalaxmi Nanda, Principal Miranda House College, said that it’s an honour which brings together excellence of women scientists and engage with emerging concerns of research in medical science and its significant link with public health. Present on the occasion were Dr Harsha Vardhana Singh, Former Deputy Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, Dr DP Singh Chairman UGC, Professor Yogesh Tyagi VC Delhi University, Professor RC Kuhad, Vice-Chancellor of Central University of Haryana , Professor Ashok Aima, VC of Central University Jammu and Kashmir, Professor Mehraj-ud-Din, VC Central University Kashmir, Trustee of Navchetna Naveen Chawla, Former S K Sopory VC JNU, and top civil servants, academician and intellectuals.
The Seattle Seahawks rarely have a hard time stopping any opposing offensive player. During last year’s playoffs alone, over the course of three successive games they shut down New Orleans’ star tight end Jimmy Graham, short-circuited San Francisco’s entire passing game, and humiliated Denver’s Peyton Manning (arguably the best quarterback ever). But on Sunday, the “Legion of Boom” had no answers for San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates, who caught three touchdown passes in an upset victory over the defending Super Bowl champs.Seattle shouldn’t feel too bad, though. Gates has been doing this kind of thing for 12 NFL seasons now, practically since he made the transition from being the second-leading scorer on Kent State’s 2002 Elite Eight basketball team1Astonishingly, Gates didn’t play a down of football in college. to being an All-Pro NFL tight end. Yet, for all of his accomplishments — by Pro-Football-Reference’s Approximate Value system, he’s the second-best tight end ever — Gates’s career remains under-appreciated. That’s what happens when you play in the long shadow of Tony Gonzalez.Gonzalez, a former tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons, was a contemporary, a fellow converted basketballer and usually a division rival. Unfortunately for Gates, Gonzalez is also generally considered the greatest tight end the game has ever seen. That has often rendered Gates the position’s second banana within the AFC West alone, much less the whole league or all pro football history. But Gonzalez retired at the end of last season, and Gates (albeit a diminished version of the player he once was) showed Sunday he can still produce feats worthy of our full attention.It’s a quirk of timing that Gates followed Gonzalez’s script almost line for line. In college, Gates had real NBA aspirations but lacked a true position; at 6 feet 4 inches, he was too small to bang inside against pro-sized power forwards, but he also didn’t have the quickness to chase small forwards around the perimeter.2If Gonzalez started the trend of jumping from hoops to the NFL, Gates solidified it as a legitimate career option; in recent years, Julius Thomas, Jimmy Graham and Jordan Cameron became elite tight ends after playing basketball — and not football — in college. Gates’s agent, realizing his client’s lack of a future at basketball’s next level, scheduled him for a workout in front of NFL scouts and coaches, one of whom was Chargers tight ends coach Tim Brewster. San Diego signed him as an undrafted free agent.Ever since Kellen Winslow redefined the position while playing in Don Coryell’s Chargers system of the 1980s, coaches have been consumed with finding tight ends who check off enough boxes to create mismatches with opposing defenses. Now, when NFL scouts evaluate tight ends, they look for a combination of size, strength, speed and soft hands. In fact, because of the role’s versatility, a tight end can be an offense’s ideal all-around chess piece.Gates possesses an absurd mix of height, quickness, speed and eye-hand coordination. Even his instincts for the game are superior, despite not having the formative experience of playing in college. He runs routes, for instance, with skill and precision, smoothly changing direction and picking out holes in zone coverages, and shows a preternatural ability to adjust to the ball in midair (witness the transcendent one-handed catch he made on his third touchdown against Seattle).The incorporation of such talents in one package made Gates nearly impossible to cover in his prime,3Especially considering he frequently lined up against hopelessly overmatched linebackers or safeties. and puts him very much in the conversation for the most productive pass-catching tight end of his era — Gonzalez included.4Note that I said “pass-catching tight end.” For what it’s worth, neither Gates nor Gonzalez provided much value as a blocker; in the years for which Pro Football Focus’s play-by-play grades are available (2008-13), both were rated as significantly below average in that area, particularly in the running game. Among NFL tight ends over the past 10 full seasons,5So, the decade between 2004 and 2013. only Gonzalez produced more True Receiving Yards (TRY), and none came close to matching Gates’s Approximate Value.Gonzalez hit the scene first, though, and has had the advantage of longevity. Gates started his NFL career slightly later6Gonzalez was a rookie at age 21; Gates began playing in the league at 23. and his production began to slide due to injuries by age 30, while Gonzalez’s numbers were amazingly consistent throughout his 30s (including a remarkable second act with the Atlanta Falcons in which he was named to four consecutive Pro Bowls in his final four NFL seasons).That’s why, if we zoom out to consider the entirety of NFL history, Gonzalez’s body of work is plainly superior to that of Gates — and every other tight end who ever played the game.As football has evolved to the point where first-class tight ends argue (for salary purposes) that the league should simply consider them wide receivers, there’s a case to be made that Gates and Gonzalez should be side by side on the position’s Mount Rushmore.While the decades leading up to the 2000s saw occasional statistical aberrations like Winslow, Ozzie Newsome of the Cleveland Browns and Shannon Sharpe of the Denver Broncos, the best tight ends of the era were still more like Jay Novacek of the Dallas Cowboys or Brent Jones of the San Francisco 49ers — sure-handed receivers who mostly ran underneath routes and could block when needed. Between 1983 (Winslow’s final 1,000-TRY season) and 2000 (Gonzalez’s first), only twice did a tight end crack 1,000 True Receiving Yards in a season: Todd Christensen of the Los Angeles Raiders in 1986, and Sharpe in 1996.But the arrivals of Gonzalez and Gates signaled a change in the position. They ran routes like wide receivers, adding an invaluable dimension to their offenses, and in turn their style of play directly helped spawn today’s generation of supercharged receiving tight ends. There have been more 1,000-TRY seasons by tight ends since 2000, when Gonzalez opened the floodgates, than in the previous 27 years, and more than half of those were by either Gates or Gonzalez.Because they emerged at nearly the same time, in the same division, Gates will probably never truly escape the comparison to Gonzalez. That’s unfortunate; it’s one that Gates can’t possibly win. But if you compare him to every other tight end in history, it’s hard to find another career that stacks up to his, at least in terms of pass-catching prowess. At age 34, Gates is only intermittently capable of the types of outbursts we saw from him on Sunday, but his legacy as a trendsetter — and one of the very best tight ends ever — should nonetheless be secure.
David Silva is optimistic of a successful outing when Manchester City face Chelsea in Sunday’s Carabao Cup final.Silva, widely renowned as City’s greatest-ever player, will be looking to win his eighth major domestic trophy since he joined from Valencia in the summer of 2010.And although he reckoned Sarri’s men will be hard to crack, the Spaniard is keen on winning another trophy.“It’s another chance to win a title,” he says. “And it’s always beautiful to play a final at Wembley, for our fans as well. Hopefully, we can win it.“A final is always difficult, whether you play Chelsea or any other team.“It’ll be tough. They have a lot of quality players up front, so we should take care.”Silva, now 33, has been pivotal to City’s attacking play this season, scoring nine and assisting 10, with Guardiola recently describing him as “one of the best players I have trained”.Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…The Spaniard’s deal runs out in the summer of 2020, by which time he will have spent a decade at the Club.55. David Silva 🆚 West Ham United – Premier League (24/11/18) #MCFC #Silva @21LVA pic.twitter.com/mYp2h57PUE— Scott (@scottb1894) February 22, 2019Silva says he feels fresh, despite his advancing years, but admits he is finding new strategies to keep himself in top condition.“I feel good, to be honest,” he told the club website. “I feel good and I know every day it gets tougher because there’s a lot of games and a high level.“But I feel fine. I have to take more care, but that’s what I’m doing and I’m feeling good.”
Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has revealed it was an easy decision to extend his contract with the club despite protracted negotiations.The Senegal international was linked with a move to Real Madrid before Zinedine Zidane’s shock departure but has agreed a new extension which was supposed to run out in 2021.His new deal keeps him at Anfield until at least 2023, a two-year extension on his previous deal, with Reds boss Jurgen Klopp claiming the club will have Mane for the best years of his career.“I am very happy, very happy to extend my time at Liverpool,” Mane, 26, told Liverpool’s website.“It is a great day for me and now I am looking forward to everything – to helping the team, to helping the club achieve our dreams and, especially, to win trophies.”Report: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“For me it was very easy. It was a little bit long [the negotiations] but it was easy in my mind and I knew I would sign. After discussions, we finally agreed and I am very happy and now looking forward.”“I think now everybody is relaxed. Of course, it is normal from outside, all the fans, to worry about because they wanted me to stay – and, of course, I also want to stay here. Now it is done, so everyone is relaxed and happy.”“I think I can say all of the people who work here are part of a family. I am here for a few years and they are very, very, very nice to me and everyone. They are good people and I am just happy to be here.”“I have been here for three years and every single day I only try to do everything for them because all of them, they are behind us. They always push us and give everything for us.” Mane also said about Liverpool’s supporters.”“Of course, I could see a little bit on the social media [about contract talks], but in my mind it was an easy decision for me to sign and stay with them, to give everything for them to help achieve our dreams.”
UC San Diego admits more first-generation, local students Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: UCSD Posted: July 11, 2018 July 11, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – UC San Diego announced today that it offered admission to nearly 5 percent more first-generation freshmen and transfer students for the upcoming term than last year, with nearly one-third of the admitted class being the first in their family to attend a four-year college.The university also saw a 55 percent jump in admitted local students. Overall, 29,601 freshmen and 9,353 transfer students were offered admittance from a record 116,452 applicants. That figure is down slightly, 2 percent, from last year’s record of 39,802 admitted students.The average GPA among new freshmen and transfers is 4.13 and 3.59, respectively. “UC San Diego is proud to welcome this new class of stellar students and prepare them with the tools they need as scholars and global citizens,” UCSD Chancellor Pradeep Khosla said. “These scholars are our future leaders and innovators who will help us continue to push the boundaries of knowledge, conduct groundbreaking research and positively impact our planet and global society.”The campus kicked off its Triton Faculty Firsts campaign this year, which highlighted members of the faculty who were the first in their families to graduate from college and connected them with current first-generation students. The campaign is ongoing and expected to grow with the university’s increased enrollment of first-generation students.UCSD has boosted outreach and recruitment efforts to diverse students across the state, according to the university. Between last August and November, campus admission officers participated in more than 1,500 high school and community college visits, as well as college fairs. Outreach contributed, in part, to a sharp increase in admitted high school students from San Diego and Imperial counties, said Adele Brumfield, UCSD’s associate vice chancellor for enrollment management.This year especially we experienced an enormous amount of success attracting more students from our own backyard, due to boosting our outreach efforts, and showcasing the campus and its many resources to more admitted students through on-campus events, regional receptions and digital recruitment,” Brumfield said. KUSI Newsroom, FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom
KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom Over 100 birds will be available for adoption May 8, 2019 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) – The San Diego Humane Society will put more than 100 pigeons and doves up for adoption today during a special adoption window.The Humane Society received the birds April 25 when their owner surrendered them. The organization’s veterinary team examined them and have since cleared them for adoption. The birds will be available for adoption from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. or until they are all adopted on a first-come, first-served basis.Prospective adopters are encouraged to have a habitat and food prior to adopting a bird to reduce the stress on the bird. Doing so will also allow adopters to bring their birds home as soon as they are adopted and get them acclimated to the new surroundings.Residents can adopt one of the birds at the organization’s San Diego campus at 5500 Gaines St. Prospective adopters are advised to budget extra time due to the campus’ limited amount of parking. Posted: May 8, 2019