Øresund EMU wi-fi contract awarded

first_imgEUROPE: Nomad Digital has been awarded a contract to supply and maintain passenger wi-fi on the fleet of electric multiple-units used on Öresundståg services in eastern Denmark and southern Sweden.The aim is to roll-out wi-fi across the entire fleet of 111 three-car Adtranz X31 EMUs by the end of this year, with Nomad then providing support under the ‘multi-million-pound’ contract announced on March 13 which runs until August 2024.Nomad is to supply its latest R5001 router platform and Nomad Connect software.The EMUs are owned by Denmark’s DSB (34 units), the Skåne, Blekinge and Halland local authorities (53), and the jointly-owned Swedish rolling stock leasing body Transitio (24). The wi-fi deployment brings Alstom subsidiary Nomad new customers on the Swedish side of the Øresund, building on its previous work supplying similar technology to DSB.last_img read more

Santos, Dynamic football clubs reach final

first_imgSantos FC of Georgetown and Dynamic FC of the East Coast Demerara will face-off in the final of the KFC Independence Knockout Club National Championship following semi-final wins yesterday at the National Training Centre, Providence. Santos upset highly favoured Georgetown champion Fruta Conquerors 2-0. Following a scoreless first half period, Stephon Reynolds broke the deadlock with an 80th minute strike.The result was then sealed as he secured his second with an 87th minute conversion. Meanwhile, Dynamic FC of the East Coast Demerara association, defeated Upper Demerara Football Association [UDFA] champion Botofago 4-2.Morris Adans bagged a double in the 33rd and 60th minute  while  Julius Hamilton and John Gonsalves scored in the 43rd and 90th+1 minute respectively. For Botofago, Shayne Haynes and Andre Mayers netted in the 24th and 71st minute correspondingly. The losing semi-finalist will battle in the third place playoff.last_img read more

Utah teen gives chocolates to all 537 girls in school on Valentine’s Day

first_img Related Creatas Images/iStock/Thinkstock(WEST HAVEN, Utah) — A Utah teen devised a Valentine’s Day plan to gift every girl in his school a sweet reminder that they are “special and unique.”Tryston Brown, 14, was first inspired a couple of weeks ago when thinking up what he could do to boost his female friend’s experiences on the special holiday, his mother, Anissa Brown, told ABC News.From there, his plan transformed into a grand plot to ensure every girl in his junior high school felt loved on Valentine’s Day.“It became more and more about him not wanting to leave anyone out,” Brown said.The two have had “numerous conversations” on what a difficult time junior high is for teen girls, especially with the unrealistic body expectations that can be promoted on social media, Brown said. Tryston, who has had struggled with depression in the past, has recently been researching the mental health condition and noticed these issues, she added.“He’s just very attuned to that emotion,” Brown said.Wanting to help girls feel more appreciated on Valentine’s Day, Tryston went to the principal’s office to how many girls were enrolled at his school, Rocky Mountain Jr. High School in West Haven.“He came home and said, ‘I want to buy 537 chocolates,’” Brown said.Impressed with her son’s generosity, Brown reached out to a Hershey distribution factory in nearby Ogden and inquired about the best place to buy chocolates in bulk.When she shared what Tryston wanted to do with all that chocolate, the woman who Brown spoke to mentioned that she had a daughter in 8th grade who struggles from depression herself and offered to gift the chocolates to them for free.On Monday, Brown and Tryston picked up the complementary chocolate and even received help from factory general manager Ed Ehrenberger to help load the several boxes of candy into the car, Brown said.That night, Tryston stayed up until 2 a.m. to prepare the treats, he said.“He couldn’t sleep,” Brown said. “It was like Christmas morning for him.”On Valentine’s morning, Tryston spent the first period of classes handing out the chocolates, with the help of school aides he said. Throughout the day, his grateful classmates thanked him. He told them, “It makes me happy to see you guys smiling.”Rocky Mountain Jr. High School Principal Nicole Meibos said she noticed a positive reaction from her female students after Tryston’s thoughtful gesture. She said she saw the faces of several girls light up and even overheard girls in the hallway talking about how “sweet” it was and “how good that made them feel.”“I can’t tell you how amazing it was for these young ladies,” Meibos said, adding that she was “that girl” in junior high who never received a flower. “They’re at such a vulnerable age right now.”Meibos even received an email from a mother whose daughter had been dreading coming to school on Valentine’s Day for a week because she “didn’t want to feel bad” if she didn’t get anything.“I’m in tears…” the mother wrote, according to Meibos. “He doesn’t realize the impact he’s made on my daughter.”Tryston hopes his good deed starts a “chain reaction” to inspire others.“It means the world to me to know I’m doing the right thing,” he said.The teen has already started plotting his next Valentine’s Day surprise.“Maybe flowers next year,” he said.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

Derek does best at Lakeside

first_img2nd Steve Truelove (10) 37pts3rd Gerd Reidler (8) 36ptsB Flight1st Derek Phillips (25) 38pts2nd Mike Wilsher (22) 37pts3rd Dennis Eagar (17) 35ptsSupport Pattaya Mail – Click HereRoyal Lakeside is a walking course, quite flat, well grassed, and with ample kiosk stops along the way.  Thunder, lightning and heavy rain had 4 of our groups becoming very close at one of the kiosks.  This coziness lasted for about 15 minutes, before one group decided to take their chances and continue.  A good decision, as the rain eased and we all finished reasonably dry.22 golfers made the trip, so we had two fights, 4 near pins and “best nines.”  Derek Phillips topped the scoring, and won B flight with a fine 38 points.  He has been in the placings lately, and broke through today and got to wear the Green Jacket.  Mike Wilsher plays golf occasionally, and was a surprise packet, taking second spot with 37 points, while visitor Dennis Eagar grabbed third with his 35.In the A Flight, it was Maurice Roberts firing up for a big 37 points to nudge out Steve Truelove on a close count-back.  Steve’s good buddy Gerd Reidler was right there on 36 points to slip into third.Near pins went to Colin Service, Steve Truelove, Gerd Riedler, and Greg Gawron.Best nines for non-winners came from John Pierrel (20pts front) and Dave Le Hane (18pts back).American visitor Bill Copeland was on his finale before returning to the USA but today wasn’t one of his best days on the course and he ended up with the “wig” on his head. Derek Phillips (left) with Bill Copeland.The Pattaya Links Golf SocietyMonday, Oct. 2, Royal Lakeside – StablefordA Flight1st Maurice Roberts (12) 37ptslast_img read more

A record to be proud of

first_imgBy Nick Creely Jayden Wright’s journey is something to marvel at, he has turned his life around through kickboxing, something…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

AgMedica approved for cannabis oil

first_imgAgMedica Bioscience Inc. recently received its licence to produce cannabis oil. (Handout) A Chatham-based cannabis producer has been approved to sell cannabis oil products.AgMedica Bioscience Inc. announced it received the go-ahead from Health Canada for a licence amendment effective May 31.The oil sales enable the company to provide medicinal patients and adult-use consumers with greater choice through a portfolio of bottled oils that includes CBD, THC and Balanced varieties, the company stated in a media release on Thursday. “With our oil sales licence now in hand and the potential to leverage the innovative Bio-Herbolysis extraction technology, AgMedica is ideally positioned to gain access to international markets for our products,” said Dr. Trevor Henry, AgMedica CEO, in the release.“I am proud of the continued success realized by AgMedica as we develop further differentiated products that positively contribute to the ongoing evolution of the cannabis sector.”The company stated receiving the oil sales licence represents “another key milestone in AgMedica’s path toward becoming a global leader in the development and commercialization of cannabis and cannabis-derived products designed to support client health and wellness.”Since late 2017, AgMedica has secured all regulatory approvals required to harvest and sell cannabis.Later this year, the company plans to implement larger-scale continuous processing equipment for its own products and potentially to meet the extraction needs of other licensed cannabis [email protected]/DailyNewsTTlast_img read more

The People Who Make Twitter Don’t Look Like The People Who Use Twitter

first_imgTags:#African Americans#Black Twitter#diversity#Diversity In Tech#employment#twitter Twitter, the San Francisco-based company which makes a global information-sharing network, released workforce data to illustrate the company’s diversity. Or lack thereof. The numbers don’t look much different from its tech company counterparts, but the biggest disparity lies in the people who work in technical roles at Twitter. Nine out of ten Twitter engineers are male.That’s slightly higher than at Facebook and Yahoo, where the technical workforces are 85 percent male.Globally, 70% of Twitter’s workforce is male. In the U.S., 59% is white, 29% is Asian, and 2% is African American. 3% identify as Hispanic or Latino.For comparison, the U.S. population is 62.6% white, 17.1% Hispanic or Latino, 13.2% African American, and 5.3% Asian. For years, it’s been well known that Twitter is disproportionately popular among African Americans. A Pew Research Center study found that 18 percent of Twitter’s U.S. users are African American—a higher percentage than on Facebook or LinkedIn.To Twitter’s credit, it acknowledges that not all is well with these numbers.“We have a lot of work to do,” Janet Van Huysse, Twitter’s vice president of diversity and inclusion, wrote in a blog post. Lead photo by Robert Scoble; graphs by Twitter Related Posts selena larson The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoscenter_img Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verificationlast_img read more

Chill Moody Presents Girls Like Nicethings Featuring Bridget Kelly & More – Sunday, November 24

first_imgChill Moody Presents Girls Like Nicethings You can’t go to one of Chill Moody’s shows and not catch on to the “nicethings” catch phrase that involves crowd participation from the audience. And, if you follow the Philly hip-hop artist on his social media accounts, you’ll quickly see that his “nicethings” phrase isn’t only something that he uses on stage. Between #nicethings, #______things, and his nicethings logo stamped on most of his Instagram photos, you’ll see how nicethings has become a thing. Well, Moody recently had an epiphany that girls like nicethings too, and he decided to put together Girls Like nicethings, a carnival themed concert taking place at Union Transfer in Philadelphia, in conjunction with locally based Tabb Management No, you didn’t read it wrong—there will be an indoor carnival. There are tons of other treats in store for attendees like chances to win prizes. VIP Admission includes drinks provided by Clique Vodka and food by Drunken Sushi Catering. Word around town is there will even be an aerial dancer dubbed “the nicethings fairy”. Philly 360° will be taking over the photo booth! Other sponsors include Villa and FAMJUICE.  Headlining the concert portion is Roc Nation’s Bridget Kelly along with performances by Mylah, GoGo Morrow and Brianna Cash. Host for the evening will be none other than Mr. nicethings himself, Chill Moody. A portion of the proceeds will also be used to support the Iconik drill team who will also performed during the evening. So grab a few friends, and head on down to Union Transfer for a good time and to give to a great cause! Event Details Girls Like nicethings – Concert & Carnival When: Sunday, November 24, Doors at 6 p.m. Show 7:30 p.m. Where: Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden Street Cost: $20-$35 More Info: www.girlslikenicethings.comlast_img read more

Torino’s Falque to miss derby

first_imgTorino winger Iago Falque is expected to miss the Derby della Mole against Juventus tomorrow with a muscular problem. Goal.com reports Falque, who was all set to start, tweaked a muscle in training today and has been ruled out of the clash with Juve. The one-time Bianconeri player joins Tomas Rincon and Kevin Bonifazi on the sidelines, while Nicolas Nkoulou is also missing for Toro through suspension. The 29-year-old has struggled for form so far this season, playing six times without scoring or assisting. Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img

Going Deep on the Best Long Plays of the Mike Gundy Era

first_imgTyreek’s speed lands him again on this list. At 97 yards, this ties for fourth-longest kickoff return and this isn’t Hill’s longest. He went for 99 on Jayhawk kickoff that year as well.The Bedlam punt return was much more significant but this just reminds me what it was like having a return man waiting that could take it all the way — at any given time. Hopefully, the Cowboys will have that again this year.Justin Gilbert’s Kickoff Return – KU at Oklahoma State (2013)Justin Gilbert also fits in the mold of one of those guys that you didn’t want to take your eyes off of for fear of missing a play like this. That’s one of the reasons I picked him as my top pick of former Gundy players that I would add to the 2017 team. Shore up the cornerback rotation and add a dynamic returner in one move.Five OSU kickoff returns have spanned the length of the field. Gilbert returned two of them and the other three were by Mike Gundy’s Heisman-winning teammate.Justin Gilbert’s Kickoff Return at Texas (2011)Just a bonus Gilbert play because I wanted to. Because you want to watch them — over and over.This was back when whooping up on the Longhorns was a relatively new feeling, which made this play/game all the more gratifying.Weeden-to-Blackmon 67-Yard Fiesta Bowl Touchdown (2012)This 67-yard play does even crack the top 10 of longest passing plays at OSU history. But it was one of the most significant. It kept the Cowboys going blow-for-blow with Andrew Luck’s Cardinal and was one of the highlights for most Oklahoma State fans.I’m sure I missed one or two great ones so share your favorites below. With 12 seasons in the books, Mike Gundy is the longest-tenured head coach in Oklahoma State history. His mentor Pat Jones and posthumously-anointed National Champ Jim Lookabough each lasted 11 years in Stillwater. He’s now also the longest continuously-tenured head coach in the Big 12.So with that in mind, let’s look back at some of the best long plays of the Mike Gundy era.These aren’t necessarily the 10 longest plays during Gundy’s time at the helm but they did have to be among the longest in their category (i.e. returns, rushes, receptions) in school history to qualify. In no particular order, here are some of my favorites. I don’t want to rank them. I just want to enjoy them. And I hope you do too.AdChoices广告Dez Bryant’s 78-yard punt return againts Texas A&M (2008)I could have picked Dez’s 82-yard return against Houston earlier that same year but this one won out for me because of who it was against. This win was the first against the Aggies in five tries and the Cowboys had only won two of the last 12 meetings — since the Big 12 was formed. OSU rattled off four straight wins in the series starting with this game.Plus, it’s an amazing play. Dez ducks under, out and away from tacklers reminiscent of the old cartoons where Bugs Bunny pops out of the dog pile and taps his would-be antagonist on the shoulder — and then disappears.Rudolph to Washington for 82 yards against Kansas State (2016)Of the 10 longest passing plays in Oklahoma State history, this dynamic duo has produced three. Rudolph threw five of those passes and the other two during Mike Gundy’s tenure were No. 1 – Zac Robinson to Jeremy Broadway in 2008 and Daxx Garman to Brandon Shepherd against Missouri State in 2014. That’s right Weeden-to-Blackmon have been pushed off that board by QB1. Don’t worry, I still found a spot for them below.The reason this particular play is one of my favorites is what it meant. Oklahoma State was behind on the road in the fourth quarter at a place that’s been hard for the Cowboys to win. This score brought them within two and set them up for the comeback win.It was Mike Gundy’s second win in Manhattan as a head coach. And just the second win by OSU there in nearly 30 years. The last three OSU quarterbacks to win at Bill Snyder Family Stadium were Mike Gundy (1986 and 1988), Brandon Weeden (2010), Mason Rudolph (2016).Jamie Blatnick’s 59-yard Bedlam fumble return (2011)This one is the shortest play on our list in terms of yardage — although it lands in the No. 6 slot of longest fumble returns in Cowboy history. Oklahoma State was up 10-0 at the end of the second quarter but the Sooners were in the red zone and on a crucial third down. Talk about a momentum play.Alex Elkins surged unscathed at Landry Jones and proceeded to ruin his evening. Jamie Blatnick turned on what jets he had and nearly scored. The play set up a Joseph Randle 1-yard touchdown. Things kept rolling and Oklahoma State took it to the Sooners 44-10 ending an eight-game losing streak and helping secure its first Big 12 title.Tyreek Hill’s Punt Return at Oklahoma (2014)You remember that cold, damp, windy night in Norman? It was especially cold and windy near the top of the 103 section on the west side of the stadium. But it provided a perfect view of the play that essentially set Oklahoma State’s program on a new trajectory. Think about the feelings surrounding the program (both inside and out) before this game and where they are now.At the least, it helped secure a Bedlam win and guaranteed bowl eligibility along with the additional practice/bowl experience that would help springboard the 2015 team to a 10-0 start.At the most, it may have long-reaching ramifications on the careers of Mike Gundy and Mason Rudolph. Imagine burning Rudolph’s redshirt just so he could look good but go 0-2 and the Cowboys finished 5-7? Not a good look.Mike Hamilton’s 83-yard touchdown run against Texas Tech (2005)This play made the list for a couple of reasons. The first? Nostalgia. There are no names on those jerseys!This is a clip of firsts. It was Mike Gundy’s first season as head coach. This play helped secured Mike Gundy’s first Big 12 win — there have been 62 since. This was Mike Hamilton’s first touchdown.Later this season, Hamilton would break the record for most rushing yards by a freshman at Oklahoma State with 961, a record that Justice Hill just broke last fall. This 83-yard run is still the 10th longest in OSU history.Rudolph to Washington – Pittsburgh at Oklahoma State (2016)Coming off of that tough loss that never should have been to Central Michigan, Oklahoma State fans filed in with bated breath but still faithfully striped Boone Pickens Stadium. Then cautious sighs quickly turned into ecstatic cheers.Mason Rudolph made a statement with this quick strike to Washington on the very first offensive play for the Cowboys. At 91 yards, it is the second-longest passing play of all-time at OSU.Josh Stewart’s Punt Return on TCU (2013)What a fun memory. This is still the best thing about the traffic cone, all-orange look with orange brand. Josh Stewart was a dude, and I still wish he would have stayed around for his senior season. Not that it would have necessarily made a huge difference for the Cowboys in 2014. It was just fun to watch him play.And how much fun was it to have two dynamic return men like Josh Stewart and Justin Gilbert on the same team? Stewart is still one of my favorites Cowboys.Tyreek Hill’s Kickoff Return – Iowa State at Oklahoma State (2014) While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more