THE STAGE IS SET FOR COUNTRY STARDOM CANADIANS HAVE SELECTED THREE FINALISTS

first_imgAdvertisement Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment “We have some incredible artists in Top of The Country this season and I’m looking forward to seeing what they accomplish in the finale,” said Tracy Martin, President, CCMA. “We’re looking forward to celebrating their undeniable growth as artists when they take to the stage at Country Music Week. Congratulations and good luck to the three finalists!”Later this year, the three Top of the Country finalists will participate in a week-long SOCAN songwriting trip to Nashville, perform at a major country music festival and attend an exclusive mentorship session in Toronto with influential people from across the industry.The grand prize winner will be chosen live at SiriusXM Top of the Country Finale during Country Music Week 2019 in Calgary, AB from September 5-8. Finalists will compete live on stage before a soon-to-be-announced headlining act, airing live on SiriusXM. The winner will receive the $25,000 grand prize, plus an international SOCAN songwriting camp and more.SiriusXM Top of the Country in partnership with the CCMA is part of SiriusXM’s ongoing commitment to promoting and elevating the best in emerging Canadian music. SiriusXM continues to offer a leading platform for Canadian artists through its significant financial contributions and North American-wide reach of over 55 million listeners.To watch the finalist videos, please visit: siriusxm.ca/topcountry.About SiriusXM CanadaSirius XM Canada Holdings Inc., operating as SiriusXM Canada, is the country’s leading entertainment company. SiriusXM creates and offers commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; and exclusive talk and entertainment. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company and on smartphones and other connected devices as well as online at siriusxm.ca.Join SiriusXM Canada on Facebook at facebook.com/siriusxmcanada, on Twitter at @siriusxmcanada, on Instagram at @siriusxmcanada and on YouTube at youtube.com/siriusxmcanada.SiriusXM radios and accessories are available from retailers nationwide and online at SiriusXM. In addition, SiriusXM Music for Business provides commercial-free music to a variety of businesses. SiriusXM is also a leading provider of connected vehicles services, giving customers access to a suite of safety, security, and convenience services including automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle recovery assistance, enhanced roadside assistance and turn-by-turn navigation.SiriusXM Canada has been designated one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies ten years in a row and is currently a Platinum Club Member.About the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA)Established in 1976, the CCMA is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization committed to the promotion and recognition of Canadian country music. Built upon the foundation to educate, elevate and celebrate Canadian talent, the CCMA progressively heralds the spirit, community and creativity that country music fosters through year-round initiatives, culminating every fall with Country Music Week and the Canadian Country Music Association Awards. Sponsors of Country Music Week and the 2019 CCMA Awards Show include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund”, Radio Starmaker, the Government of Alberta, The City of Calgary and Tourism Calgary. Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Facebook TORONTO, May 27, 2019 – SiriusXM Canada, the country’s leading audio entertainment company, is thrilled to announce the three finalists for the second annual SiriusXM Top of the Country competition, in partnership with the Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA). These three artists will duke it out in a live onstage battle to be crowned Canada’s next big country star and win a $25,000 cash prize and an international SOCAN songwriting camp.The 2019 SiriusXM Top of the Country finalists, selected by Canadians are:Matt Lang (Hometown — Maniwaki, QC)Kelsi Mayne (Hometown — Windsor, ON)Tim & The Glory Boys (Hometown — Winnipeg, MB)“The talent competing in the first phase of SiriusXM Top of The Country was exceptional, and now the group is down to three,” said Jeff Leake, Director, Music Programming, SiriusXM Canada. “Our finalists now have the opportunity to show off their craft to some very big audiences this summer. We can’t wait to see them perform at the finale during Country Music Week.”last_img read more

Need a love story which befits my personality John Abraham

first_imgMumbai: John Abraham started his journey with romantic thriller Jism, but he soon switched to comedy followed by action. The actor says he now wants to feature in a love story. The 46-year-old actor, who established himself as one of the biggest action stars in Bollywood, says he is waiting for a script in the genre which suits his personality. “I would love to do an out-and-out romantic film. But lately, I haven’t found anything which works for me.” Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka”It is a beautiful genre. I need a love story which befits my personality and physicality and the kind of person I am. I am definitely looking out for a story in that space,” said John. Till the time he finds his perfect love story, the actor plans to focus on his ambitious action franchise “Attack”. “We are still developing the script of ‘Attack’. It is something we are really excited about. The problem with the action is that it is something in which you need to get the emotion right. One can do the best action in the world, but if the emotion is not correct, it’s not going to work,” he says. Also Read – Salman Khan remembers actor Vinod KhannaFor an action hero, John says it is important to get the attitude right. “What matters is the emotion, with which one is performing the action. If you have the emotion and the attitude in place, you are on the right track,” he adds. The actor, whose latest release RAW (Romeo Akbar Walter) opened to positive reviews, is also working on Nikkhil Advani’s Batla House, a biker film by Rensil D’Silva as well as a film on football titled 1911.last_img read more

Bouaida meets with delegation of German Marshall Fund of the United

first_imgRabat – Minister delegate for foreign affairs Mbarka Bouaida met, on Tuesday in Rabat, with a delegation of top officials from the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF).Bouaida stressed the importance of regular visits to Morocco by GMF officials, which reinforce the orientations of the Kingdom based on dialogue , openness and the promoting of exchanges with international organizations.She called on the GMF to support Morocco’s initiatives at the regional and transatlantic levels, and which are part of the vision of the Kingdom regarding the consolidation of cooperation, security and prosperity of countries bordering the Atlantic, particularly the southern basin. The minister also underlined Morocco’s commitment to contribute to efforts to better manage risks threatening peace and stability, recalling the “Initiative of African countries bordering the Atlantic”, proposed by Morocco in August 2009.last_img read more

Two policemen interdicted

A female police constable and another policeman have been interdicted after a suspect had fled police custody in Madampe today.The police said that the suspect had fled when he was taken to the Chilaw court over a heroin case. The police DIG in charge of the Chilaw police division investigated the incident and ordered the two police constables to be interdicted.The DIG had said that the police constables had failed in their duty and so were interdicted pending further investigations. Meanwhile the suspect who fled police custody was arrested at his house. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Over 130 killed in massive South Asian quake

“I was in my car and, when I stopped my car, the car itself was shaking as if someone was pushing it back and forth.”The quake was 213 km (132 miles) deep and centered 254 km (158 miles) northeast of Kabul in Badakhshan province. The U.S. Geological Survey initially measured the magnitude at 7.7, then revised it down to 7.5.Just over a decade ago, a 7.6 magnitude quake in another part of northern Pakistan killed about 75,000 people. “They fell under the feet of other students,” said Abdul Razaq Zinda, provincial head of the Afghan National Disaster Management Agency, who reported heavy damage in Takhar. A major earthquake struck the remote Afghan northeast on Monday, killing at least 135 people in Afghanistan and nearby northern Pakistan and sending shock waves as far as New Delhi, officials said.The death toll could climb in coming days because communications were down in much of the rugged Hindu Kush mountain range where the quake was centered. In Pakistan, 102 deaths were reported by early evening, most in northern and northwestern regions bordering Afghanistan, officials told Reuters.Particularly hard-hit in Pakistan was the northern area of Chitral, where 20 people were killed, police official Shah Jehan said. The death toll was likely to rise because so many areas were cut off from communications, he said.Journalist Gul Hammad Farooqi, 47, said his house had collapsed. “I was thrown from one side of the road to the other by the strength of the earthquake. I’ve never experienced anything like it,” he said. In one of the worst incidents, at least 12 girls were killed in a stampede to flee their school building in the northeastern Afghan province of Takhar, just west of Badakhshan province where the tremor’s epicenter was located. Shockwaves were felt in New Delhi in northern India and across northern Pakistan, where hundreds of people ran out of buildings as the ground rolled beneath them. No deaths were reported in India.“We were very scared … We saw people leaving buildings, and we were remembering our God,” Pakistani journalist Zubair Khan said by telephone from the Swat Valley northwest of the capital Islamabad. In Afghanistan, a total of 33 were reported dead on Monday. In addition to the 12 schoolgirls in Takhar, seven people died in the eastern province of Nangarhar, two in Nuristan province in the northeast, three in eastern Kunar province and nine in Badakhshan, officials said. “There is a great deal of destruction here, and my house has collapsed, but thankfully my children and I escaped.”Further south, the city of Peshawar reported two deaths but at least 150 injured people were being treated at the city’s main hospital, the provincial health chief said.In Afghanistan, international aid agencies working in northern areas reported that cell phone coverage in the affected areas remained down in the hours after the initial quake.“The problem is we just don’t know. A lot of the phone lines are still down,” said Scott Anderson, deputy head of office for the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Kabul.Badakhshan provincial governor Shah Waliullah Adib said about 400 houses were destroyed but he had no figures on casualties.“Right now we are collecting information,” he said.The earthquake struck almost exactly six months after Nepal suffered its worst quake on record on April 25. Including the toll from a major aftershock in May, 9,000 people lost their lives and 900,000 homes were damaged or destroyed there.The Hindu Kush mountain region is seismically active, with earthquakes the result of the Indian subcontinent driving into and under the Eurasian landmass. Sudden tectonic shifts can cause enormous and destructive releases of energy. (Courtesy Reuters) read more

Iraqi petroleum exports under UN oilforfood programme rise slightly

In its weekly update, the Office of the Iraq Programme said Baghdad had exported 15.9 million barrels of oil in the week ending 19 October, registering a slight increase from the previous week’s total of 14.7 million barrels.The exports were worth an estimated €310 million (euros), or $280 million, bringing to just over $4 billion the total estimated revenue earned from the sale of Iraqi oil in the programme’s current phase, which ends on 30 November.At a briefing on the implementation of the programme in the agricultural sector to the Security Council’s 661 sanctions committee, which oversees the plan, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) expressed concern at the level of contracts placed on hold by the committee, especially in view of the impact on this sector of two consecutive years of severe drought in Iraq.According to FAO, as of 30 September, almost $3 billion worth of agricultural supply and equipment contracts had been submitted for approval, of which 81 per cent, or $2.4 billion worth, had been approved. Another 14 per cent, or $420 million worth, had been placed on hold pending further review. read more

Save the Children boss quit over unsuitable and thoughtless texts to female

first_imgPenny Mordaunt, International Development Secretary Baroness Stowell has been chosen by the Government to lead the Charity Commission The former chief executive of Save the Children resigned after he admitted making “unsuitable and thoughtless” comments to three young female members of staff, it emerged on Tuesday.Justin Forsyth, who is now deputy executive director at Unicef, “apologised unreservedly” to the women after sending them text messages commenting on how they looked and what they were wearing.It represents the latest scandal facing the charity sector after it emerged that senior Oxfam staff paid prostitutes while working in Haiti following an earthquake in 2010.Mr Forsyth’s resignation from Save the Children came just four months after Brendan Cox, a friend of Mr Forsyth and former chief strategist at the charity, quit following separate allegations of sexual misconduct. Mr Foryth and Mr Cox worked together at Oxfam and later again as advisors to Gordon Brown in Downing Street. Mr Cox, the widower of the late Jo Cox who was murdered in 2016, admitted at the weekend that he had caused the women “hurt and offence”. Meanwhile, Save the Children admitted last night it should have conducted a further review into Mr Forsyth’s conduct and “matters should not have been left”.The women who complained about Mr Forsyth’s behaviour told the BBC he sent them a “barrage” of text messages which left them feeling deeply uncomfortable. If they did not respond he allegedly sent them emails, and if they still refused to engage they were called over by Mr Forsyth for a private “chat”. Save the Children is said to have dealt with each complaint by having a mediation process where Mr Forsyth apologised to the women involved. One of the complainants, who remained anonymous, said: “The complaints of harassment were not treated with the appropriate degree of seriousness. “It seems there was more interest in preventing the exposure of misconduct than in protecting its female employees from predatory behaviour.” Brendan Cox has apologised following allegations of sexual harassment Mr Goldring disclosed that Oxfam had given Roland van Hauwermeiren, the charity’s former director of operations in Haiti, a reference which omitted the fact he had used prostitutes. He subsequently went on to work for another charity.Ms Mordaunt said: “They did not provide a full report to the Charity Commission, they did not provide a full report to their donors, they did not provide a full report to prosecutors. In my view they misled, quite possibly deliberately.” Mark Goldring, chief executive of Oxfam Penny Mordaunt, International Development Secretary A spokesman for Unicef, where Mr Forsyth now works, said: “We are aware of media reports related to past complaints against Justin Forsyth about events that occurred before he joined UNICEF.  We welcome Mr Forsyth’s decision to come forward and acknowledge past mistakes. We are discussing this matter with Mr Forsyth and his former employer so we can take appropriate action.”The charitable sector has come under fire since it emerged that Oxfam allowed aid workers in Haiti to resign after it emerged they had been using prostitutes. Brendan Cox has apologised following allegations of sexual harassment Save the Children admitted on Tuesday that it dealt with 193 child protection and 35 sexual harassment cases last year, which led to 30 dismissals. Penny Mordaunt, the International Development Secretary, accused Oxfam executives of “betraying the public” and said they may have deliberately misled charity regulators and the authorities.She also warned that Britain could withdraw funding for the United Nations unless it stops exploitation and abuse. Oxfam revealed on Tuesday it had received 26 new allegations of sexual misconduct and 7,000 donors have cancelled their subscriptions in the fortnight since the Haiti sex scandal emerged.A total of 16 alleged incidents took place in countries where Oxfam ran aid operations, seven in high street charity shops in the UK and three from “other UK-based divisions”. “Other women tell you to watch out for certain senior people. You start to hear rumours about some of the directors but of course, until it happens to you, which it did, you don’t really appreciate how hard it is to deal with.”One former senior staff member added: “The centre of this crisis was not in Haiti or in Chad, it was here in London and it went all the way to the top.”In a statement last night Mr Forsyth said: “I made some personal mistakes during my time at Save the Children. “I recognise that on a few occasions I had unsuitable and thoughtless conversations with colleagues which I now know caused offence and hurt. “When this was brought to my attention on two separate occasions I apologised unreservedly to the three colleagues involved and my apologies were accepted and I thought the issue was closed many years ago.” Neither Mr Forsyth nor Mr Cox were subject to a formal discplinary hearing. Save the Children said on Tuesday night that trustees had carried out two internal investigations into the complaints against Mr Forsyth in 2011 and 2015. A spokesperson for Save the Children said: “The review will commence by the end of this week and report in June 2018. The final report will be published, shared with the Charity Commission and made available to Government and every single member of staff.”We apologise for any pain these matters have caused and sincerely hope that the complainants feel able to help us with the review in the coming weeks. This is so that we can better support our skilled and highly valued staff as they help change the lives of millions of children around the world every day.” Mark Goldring, chief executive of Oxfam Baroness Stowell has been chosen by the Government to lead the Charity Commission The new disclosures came as MPs blocked the appointment of the Government’s candidate to head the Charity Commission, questioning her lack of experience in the charity section. Baroness Stowell of Beeston, a Tory peer, struggled to answer questions posed to her by the Commons digital, culture, media and sport committee yesterday. She had been due to replace William Shawcross, who is due to complete his five-year term on Friday. It will now be up to Matt Hancock, the Culture Secretary, to decide whether to overrule the committee and confirm her appointment, or back down and seek an alternative candidate.  Another told the BBC: “It was my dream to work for an organisation like Save the Children but the longer you are there the more you are exposed to some of their bravado and that’s both at head office and in the field. The cases range from 1995 to the present. Mark Goldring, the chief executive at Oxfam GB, apologised on Tuesday to the committee for the actions of some Oxfam staff who sexually exploited young Haitian woman and for an interview last week in which he appeared to downplay the gravity of the scandal.  He said he had been stressed when he claimed the “ferocity” of the attacks on Oxfam made it seem as if staff had “murdered babies in their cots”. He also apologised for saying he made the comments after six nights without sleep.He said: “I repeat Oxfam’s broader apology and my personal apology. I am sorry, we are sorry, for the damage Oxfam has done both to the people of Haiti but also to wider efforts for aid and development by possibly undermining public support.”As well as donors who have cancelled their subscriptions, Mr Goldring also disclosed that corporate sponsors are considering whether to continue giving Oxfam money.Pauline Latham, a Tory member of the committee, questioned whether he was the “right person for the job” after he failed to look into allegations that staff had paid prostitutes in Haiti when he was appointed in 2013.She said some Oxfam staff had treated women and girls in Haiti if they were “trinkets and you can pay for them”. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Lino Cervar wants change of rules We need shot clock in handball

← Previous Story Gille and Basic for better Chambery! Next Story → Klemen Cehte for Qatari Al Sadd, but also National Team?  Loading … Shot clock in handball? YES, we need it! NoView Results Legendary Croatian coach Lino Cervar, world and Olympic champion with Croatia in 2003 and 2004, and in the last few years one of the founder of Macedonian handball “miracle”, RK Metalurg, speaks for Balkan-Handball.com about the necessity of inovation in handball – time limit for attack:– I absolutely agree. Length limit attacks would result in changes in the dynamics of the game. That will cause a better coaching work. It does not matter whether it would be 20,25,30 seconds, the coach and the players would have to show what they know in that period, not to walk around the defense with no idea. Creativity and innovation would come to the fore, without there are no progress in any part of the life. As Einstein said “work in the same way is the best way to make mistake” – it was clear Červar.Some other worldwide known handball names had also same opinion as Croaitan coach.What do you think? Do we need this change? Lino Cervartime clock handball read more

A PUBLIC ENTERPRISE, GGC UNDER THE OFFICE OF PRESIDENT? THAT DOES…

first_imgmembers of the Board “… shall be selected from persons of integrity, competence and maturity of judgment. A member of the National Assembly, the holder of a political office or an officer of a political party shall not be qualified to be appointed to the Board of Directors or other governing body of a Public Enterprise”.The aim is to have an institution which would be able to effectively and efficiently operate without political interference.It is therefore very interesting to hear that such an enterprise is being transformed into a quasi government department or quasi ministry.Foroyaa will proceed to investigate what is responsible for this extraordinary decision. ]]>last_img read more

The Wilmington Insider For August 10 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Friday, August 10, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 87. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 7 mph in the morning.At Wilmington High School: The Auditorium Naming Committee is meeting at 9am in the High School Principal’s Conference Room. The Committee is planning the event to name the High School Auditorium after Joanne Benton.In The Community: Come and enjoy music-themed movies on the Swain Green every! Family friendly movies will be shown on Friday nights in August starting at 7:45pm. Tonight’s film is Pitch Perfect. Check the library’s Facebook page in case of inclement weather. This program is presented by the Wilmington Memorial Library in partnership with the Wilmington Rotary.At The Library: The Library is closed from 9am to noon due to Staff Training. Teen Escape Rooms from 2pm to 5pm. Summer Movie on the Swain at 7:45pm. [Learn more and register HERE.]At The Senior Center: Video Exercise at 10am. Sewing Class at 10am. Special Exercise at 11am. Bingo at 1pm. Cards at 1:30pm. [Learn more HERE.]At The Town Museum: The Wilmington Town Museum is open from 10am to 2pm.In The Community: The Town Beach is open today.  Lifeguards are on duty from 10am to 8pm. Admission is FREE for residents. Proof of residency is required. Learn more HERE.(NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. I may be able to update this post.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Saturday, August 10, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Friday, August 2, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Saturday, August 3, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

2020 GMC Sierra HD tows 30000 pounds has Xray camera tech

first_imgIn one of the bigger unveil events of the year, General Motor’s GMC premium truck and SUV brand has just revealed its new 2020 GMC Sierra HD. The heavy-duty, full-size pickup is touted as “the crown jewel of the GMC lineup” and the model that most lives up to the brand’s “Professional Grade” motto, so it’s important that they get it right with this new generation.Let’s cut right to the most important detail you need to know about the 2020 GMC Sierra HD: when properly equipped, it has an estimated towing capacity in excess of 30,000 pounds. If you could find a trailer big enough to carry an F-250 Super Duty, a Nissan Titan XD and the previous generation Sierra HD, this new 2020 Sierra HD could tow ’em all. That’s like two African elephants (or 3,000 cats) worth of mass; we’re talking serious pulling power. 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 first drive: Diesel power and upgraded tech GMC also brings its MultiPro tailgate from the smaller Sierra to the HD party. This soft-opening tailgate has a smaller tailgate nested within it that allows a total of six functions including full-open, half-open, easy access, step-up and extended loading modes. The bed also features box steps on all sides, 12 tie-down points and an available in-bed 120-volt outlet. Inside, the Sierra’s dashboard is home to the familiar GMC Infotainment System — a dark reskin of General Motors’ MyLink/IntelliLink software — featuring snappy navigation, 4G LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity, and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. Like other Sierra and Silverado models, the Sierra HD will also feature available USB-A and USB-C ports, 120-volt outlets and available wireless charging to keep any devices onboard juiced up. Denali and AT4 GMC tells us that more than half of the Sierras it sells are the pricier, premium Denali trim level. So, the 2020 Sierra HD will step up its game to appeal to those buyers with premium leather seating, open-pore real wood trim and dark-finish aluminum details. New for 2020 is an off-road focused AT4 trim level that matches trail-busting capability with the Sierra HD’s heavy-duty capacities. The Sierra HD AT4 will feature an off-road suspension with Rancho Shocks, an Eaton locking rear differential, skid plates and, of course, bright red tow hooks. The rubber meets the dirt road at 18-inch wheels — or optional 20s — wrapped in Michelin all-terrain tires. 2020 GMC Sierra HDThe heavy-hauling 2020 GMC Sierra 2500HD and 3500HD will hit the road later this year in premium Denali and new AT4 trim levels. GMC In addition to the hardware, the AT4 will also get a special off-road software setting for its Traction Select System with hill descent control and hill start assist features. The Sierra’s 15-inch head-up display gets augmented with an off-road inclinometer that shows how severely you’re ascending or descending at a glance and a standard surround-vision camera helps the driver spot the vehicle’s surroundings on tight trails. The 2020 Sierra HD goes on sale later this year in 2500HD and 3500HD dually and single rear wheel configurations. Pricing, packaging and more complete specifications will be announced later closer to launch. More From Roadshow Trucks Tags Share your voice 2020 GMC Sierra HD revealed with new camera tech, off-road AT4 model Comments 2019 GMC Sierra Denali review: So close to greatness 2020 GMC Sierra HD has super strength, X-ray vision 2020 GMC Sierra HD first drive: Towing tech marvel 55 Photos Now playing: Watch this: 1:40 2 GMC General Motors 4G LTE Towing and tech That towing prowess is made possible by a larger, beefier frame, a new 10-speed Allison automatic transmission — the first 10-speed in this heavy-duty pickup class — and GMC’s 6.6-liter Duramax turbo diesel. Thanks to improved breathing and cooling, the Duramax is now good for 445 horsepower and a whopping 910 pound-feet of torque, which can be put to the road with better control thanks to the transmission’s close-spaced gear ratios. Towing, you may have guessed, is a big reason people consider heavy-duty pickups, so GMC has loaded the Sierra HD with a laundry list of trailering technologies and electronic traction and stability control acronyms and even integrations with the ProGrade Trailering System’s in-vehicle Trailering App.  By stitching together multiple camera views, the 2020 GMC Sierra HD’s Transparent Trailer feature can see through a towed payload. GMC I’m most impressed, however, by the new camera-based trailering technologies. The Sierra HD boasts a ridiculous 15 selectable camera views and a class-first Rear Camera Mirror that allow the driver to get the best view of the road around the large pickup and its payload. None of those 15 views is more impressive than the “Transparent Trailer” mode that stitches together views from two tailgate cameras and an accessory remote camera mounted at the back of the trailer to make the trailer appear invisible when viewed through the dashboard display. It’s like your very own x-ray machine that lets you see through the trailer you’re towing.Easier to work and live with Aesthetically, the Sierra HD is looking pretty good, leading off with a grille and headlamp design that’s much less… divisive than its recently debuted cousin, the Chevrolet Silverado HD. The Sierra HD’s C-shaped LED light signature doesn’t differ too much from the standard-scale Sierra, but its grille is significantly beefier. That grille isn’t the only thing that’s larger. The 2020 Sierra HD is longer with a taller hoodline than the 2019 model, which gives it a more imposing look. However, GMC has designed the Sierra HD to be more approachable and easier to live with, thanks to details like a 1-inch lower bed height that makes for easier loading. last_img read more

DJIs Osmo Mobile 3 is the phone stabilizer weve been waiting for

first_img 0 DJI Osmo Mobile 3 is a smaller, lighter phone camera stabilizer 12 Photos Now playing: Watch this: Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. 2:50 Share your voice Post a comment Mobile Tags The redesigned Osmo Mobile 3 lets you fold and go.  Joshua Goldman/CNET Motorized phone camera stabilizers are great for getting smooth and steady shots from your phone — assuming you use it. For me, it’s one of those products you buy with the best intentions and then don’t use because it’s simply too large, awkward and fragile to bring with you all the time. DJI’s Osmo Mobile 3 tackles this with a unique folding design that makes it more compact and easier to toss in a bag and go. And it’s $10 less than its predecessor.Available today for $119, the redesigned gimbal unlocks and folds fast and has locks to keep it from swiveling around. You can even throw it into a standby mode so you can partially shut it down, fold it and move to a new location and then quickly unfold and immediately start shooting. The whole device is lighter and more compact than previous models, but still runs for up to 15 hours on a single charge.Note that CNET may get a commission when you buy through any of the links on our site.See it at DJIThe new design also addresses a few issues users had with the Osmo Mobile 2. The gimbal no longer blocks the ports on your phone so you can connect an external mic and charge your device off the Osmo’s battery. You also no longer need to manually rotate your phone from landscape to portrait as it can now do it with a button press and position the camera right-side up.DJI Osmo Mobile 3From left to right: DJI Osmo Mobile, Mobile 2 and the new Mobile 3. Joshua Goldman/CNET A slider on the grip’s side lets you activate your phone’s zoom and a trigger in front will automatically switch between your phone’s front and rear camera. In selfie mode you can even use hand gestures to start a self-timer for photos and video. The trigger will also do things like recenter the camera and start DJI’s ActiveTrack feature that automatically tracks a subject and keeps them centered in the frame.The Osmo Mobile 3 uses DJI’s Mimo app it introduced with the palm-sized Osmo Pocket in November 2018. Although you can use the Osmo Mobile 3 with your phone’s camera app, Mimo is what gives you all the unique features like ActiveTrack and gesture controls. Mimo also enables you to create panoramas and shoot motion time-lapse and hyper-lapse videos. There’s a Story mode as well that will take your videos and edit them into short, social-friendly clips using one of 13 templates.Though mainly known for its camera drones, DJI has spent much of the past year building out other categories. Last month it introduced a first-person view HD video transmission system for drone racing and a compact motorized gimbal for pro cameras. In June, DJI introduced a $500 RC robot rover with a mini cannon made for students. It launched its first action cam in May, the DJI Osmo Action. DJI’s Osmo Pocket is an amazingly small stabilized 4K… DJIlast_img read more

Defiant vigil starts healing in New Zealand after massacre

first_imgStudents hold candles during a vigil in Christchurch on March 18, 2019, three days after a shooting incident at two mosques in the city that claimed the lives of 50 Muslim worshippers. New Zealand will tighten gun laws in the wake of its worst modern-day massacre, the government said on March 18, as it emerged that the white supremacist accused of carrying out the killings at two mosques will represent himself in court. AFPThey came together as one, more than 1,000 students from rival Christchurch schools and different religions, joining voices to honor the 50 lives lost in a massacre that has deeply wounded the cozy New Zealand city.In a park across from the Al Noor mosque, where dozens were killed by a white supremacist gunman, the students sat on the grass in Monday’s fading daylight, lifting flickering candles to the sky as they sang a traditional Maori song.Hundreds then stood to perform a passionate, defiant haka, the famed ceremonial dance of the indigenous Maori people.For many, joining the vigil for the victims of the mass shooting was a much-needed opportunity to soothe their minds after a wrenching few days.Most of the students spent hours locked down in their schools on Friday as police tried to determine if any other shooters were involved in the attacks.Those at the vigil told harrowing tales of being forced to hide under classroom tables or on a school stage behind a curtain, of being instructed not to speak, and to urinate in a bucket rather than risk leaving the classroom for a bathroom.Sarah Liddell, 17, said many of her peers felt intense anxiety since the attack. There was a sense of safety in coming together on Monday, she said.”I feel like it’s just really important to show everyone that one act of violence doesn’t define a whole city,” she said. “This is one of the best ways to show everyone coming together. Some schools have little funny rivalries, but in times like this we all just come together and that’s all forgotten.”The students draped a fence along the park with chains of colorful paper notes, each emblazoned with messages of love and hope and sorrow: “You are not alone.” ”This is your home. You are part of us.” ”We all bleed the same colour.”For 17-year-old Portia Raharaha, who attended the vigil with other students from her Catholic high school, watching the haka was particularly moving.”All the races combining, all students, all ages, both genders, we’re all just coming together,” Raharaha said. “It definitely makes you feel like New Zealand really does come together in a time of darkness and we can really just be who we are,” she said. “Nothing has really changed. Maybe it’s shaken us, but it really hasn’t changed us.”After the ceremony officially ended, many lingered, standing in circles, arms draped around each other’s shoulders, singing Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” and Maori songs. People wandered around with “free hugs” signs, embracing those in need. There were tears, but also smiles.The students’ vigil was a striking and healing counterpoint to Monday’s developments in the mass shooting.A Christchurch gun shop acknowledged selling guns online to the 28-year-old white supremacist accused of killing 50 people in shootings at two mosques that have upturned New Zealand’s reputation as one of the world’s most tolerant and safe nations.At a news conference, Gun City owner David Tipple said the store sold four guns and ammunition to Brenton Harrison Tarrant through a “police-verified online mail order process.” The store “detected nothing extraordinary” about the buyer, he said.Separately, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said gun law reforms would be announced within 10 days and an inquiry conducted into intelligence and security services that failed to detect the risk from the attacker or his plans. There have been concerns intelligence agencies were overly focused on the Muslim community in detecting and preventing security risks.Police Commissioner Mike Bush said police are certain that Tarrant was the only gunman but aren’t ruling out that he had support.”I would like tostate that we believe absolutelythere was only one attackerresponsible for this,” he said at a news conference. “That doesn’tmean there weren’t possibly otherpeople in support and that continuesto form a very, very important partof our investigation.”None of the guns sold to Tarrant were military-style, semi-automatic weapons, according to Tipple. It was not clear if any of the firearms Tarrant purchased from Gun City were used in the shootings.In vowing to tighten gun laws, Ardern has said the attacker used five guns, two of them semi-automatic, which were purchased with an ordinary gun license and modified.Tipple said he was disgusted by the killings but felt no responsibility for the tragedy and refused to say whether he believed gun ownership laws should change in New Zealand, insisting that a debate over guns should be held at another time.His store has been criticized, in the wake of the shootings, for leaving out a roadside advertising billboard that shows a parent helping children with rifle target practice.Tarrant, an Australian citizen who lived in New Zealand, appeared Saturday in court, where the judge read one murder charge and said more would likely follow.Tarrant had posted a muddled, 74-page anti-immigrant manifesto online before the attacks and apparently used a helmet-mounted camera to stream live video of the slaughter.Relatives of the dead are now anxiously awaiting word on when they can bury their loved ones. Islamic tradition calls for bodies to be cleansed and buried as soon as possible after death, usually within 24 hours.Ardern has said authorities hope to release all the bodies by Wednesday and police said authorities are working with pathologists and coroners to complete the task as soon as they can.Members of the Muslim community and police were at a cemetery that has been fenced off and obscured with white netting. Backhoes had stopped digging and police officers said they were setting up a media area inside the cemetery.Kawthar Abulaban, 54, who survived the shooting at the Al Noor mosque, came to the cemetery to see the preparations. She did not mind the row of photographers and reporters lined up outside.”It’s good for the world to see what’s happened because people around the world, they thought we were terrorists because some stupid people, they said they are Muslims, they go and kill innocent people,” said Abulaban, who migrated to New Zealand from Jordan 17 years ago.”I will not change my opinion about New Zealand. It’s my country,” she said. “You know I have lots of support, lots of love, lots of kindness from all of the New Zealand people.”last_img read more

Arthur Sherman Evans Jr Award Winning Educator Dies

first_imgArthur Evans, Jr., a long-time professor at Florida Atlantic University, who also served as the school’s chair of the Department of Sociology, died Dec. 11 after a prolonged battle with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the bone marrow. He was 66.Arthur Sherman Evans, Jr. (Courtesy Photo)Evans was born to Arthur and Evelyn Evans in Baltimore, Oct. 19, 1951. He was educated in the public school system. He attended Delaware State College, where he graduated with a B.A. degree in Sociology in 1973. He later attained his Masters degree from Kansas State University in 1975 and his Doctorate degree in 1978, also at Kansas State.It was at Kansas State, where he met and fell in love with Annette Mirocke, who he was married to for 39 years.He began his teaching career at Indiana University in 1978, then two years later landed at Florida Atlantic University, where he served in various capacities including chair of the Sociology Department and director of Ethnic Studies. Evans authored several scholarly papers and publications and won various research and teaching awards, including the “Degree of Difference,” award at Florida Atlantic. He is the only person in the school’s history to win the honor twice.Evans leaves to mourn: his wife Annette Evans, his only son Damien Ross, father Arthur S. Evans, Sr., two brothers, Dr. Anthony Evans and Maurice Evans, a sister Beverly E. Johnson, three grandchildren, a great grandson, and many other family members and friends.last_img read more

As Youth Day approaches we look at the new IT toy

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Is it an electric self-balancing scooter or is it a two-wheel standing skateboard or hover-board? Who cares, they are super fun even though nobody has officially given them a name that will stick. Scary stuff!To be honest, there isn’t actually a word for these things yet – maybe because electric self-balancing scooter or two-wheel standing skateboard or “hover-board” (it’s not, don’t get excited) is the worst description ever, but if you’ve been on the Internet or out and about at malls in the past few months, you know these self-balancing “hover-board” hyped skateboards are the new thing.The basic description is that it’s two wheels and you balance on top, and it helps you by self balancing like a Segway. It accelerates in the direction the deck is leaning.There are some subtle differences between these battery-powered “cyber boards”, what you’ve seen as a hoverboard and a Segway, notably that each wheel is on an independent platform, allowing you to do an in-place 360 by tilting one side toe-side and one side heel-side.Seeing how many celebrities are hopping on these electric super boards means they have to be cool, right?Even little children are using them – how cool is that! Walking the dog without actually exercising, who would have thought. We wonder if they have texting cruise control built in yet?We have a feeling these will be cooler than tight jeans…Okay, maybe not! But surely there have to be bad things about them, right?Cracks and bumps are no joke on these things, as are slopes and hills. These are perfect for skaters though, as they already know all the best lines through town. Unfortunately, your non-skater friends may need a guide and slow you down from your electric skateboard shred sessions.The big question in SA is: Are they street legal?According to RTI’s Dave Steele, the simple answer is “No!” While pavement riding will get you stern looks from traffic police, once they hit the road surface, you are breaking the law.Some material sourced from HEREDID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

Updated with New Code OnePlus 6 Goes on Discount Thanks to Early

first_img Share Tweet Submit Use code GBMP11 to bring the price down to $394.19Bonus: Original OnePlus Charge Power Bundle for $16.99OnePlus 6 is down to its lowest price yet, making one of the best Android smartphones of the year quite a budget phone right now. OP6 features a gorgeous design, superb camera results, and an audio jack – the last OnePlus smartphone to sport a headphone jack. The company might have released OnePlus 6T, but OnePlus 6 could become what iPhone 6s is for many iPhone fans – a brilliant device that didn’t really need any changes!If you have been looking at this phone for the past six months, now is the right time to get it. Under Gearbest’s 11.11 sale, OnePlus 6 is being offered at an all-time low price of $399.99 for a limited time.Get OP6 (International) for just $399.99 – Use code: GBMPOP64OnePlus 6 carries the price tag of $529, but we have seen regular deals bringing the price down to $499 and even a few codes for $469. However, this is the first time that we are seeing it being offered for just  $399.99 making it an unbeatable deal. Considering we didn’t see such a discount on OnePlus 5T after the release of OP6 earlier this year, it is highly unlikely that we will see any additional discounts on the smartphone.Head over to this link to get the OnePlus 6 for $399.If you see a higher price tag, simply add the product to the cart.Click on Proceed to checkout button on the next screen.Finally, enter code GBMPOP64 to bring the price down.OnePlus 6 Mirror Black 6GB + 64GB International (specs):This Flash Sale brings you OnePlus 6 featuring 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage capacity. The 16+20 megapixel camera at the back ensures great pictures every time. Still on the fence? Here are some of the specifications of this beautiful phone:Display: 6.28 inch 2280 x 1080 pixels screenCPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 2.8GHz Octa CoreStorage: 6GB RAM + 64GB ROMCamera: 16.0MP + 20.0MP rear camera + 16.0MP front cameraOS: Android 8.1 (Android Pie is already available for all OnePlus 6 devices)Fingerprint ScannerBattery: 3300mAhSensor: Gravity-Sensor, proximity sensor, light sensor, gyroscope, E-compass, accelerator, RGB sensor, NFC, hall sensorSIM Card: dual Nano SIM, dual standbyNetwork: GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz, CDMA: BC0 / BC1 | WCDMA: B1 / 2 / 4 / 5 / 8 / 9 / 19, TD-SCDMA: B34 / 39 | TD-LTE: B34 / 38 / 39 / 40 / 41, FDD-LTE: B1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 12 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 25 / 26 / 28 / 29 / 66If you miss this code, you can get the OnePlus 6 for $419.99 under the ongoing Flash Sale.last_img read more

Bill to eliminate funding for Visit Florida passes 10 – 5

first_img Share Posted by TALLAHASSEE — Tourism officials say a bill passed this week could cripple Visit Florida, to the point of wiping out the tourism board at a critical time for attracting international travellers to the state.According to the Orlando Sentinel the bill passed by a 10 – 5 vote. The bill eliminates funding for tourism marketing and other programs.Visit Florida has been beset by scandal after it partnered with Florida-born rapper Pitbull for a tourism promotion campaign. Florida Governor Rick Scott called for former Visit Florida CEO Will Seccombe to step down after Visit Florida refused to publicly disclose it paid rapper Pitbull US$1 million to promote the state. Visit Florida’s new President and CEO Ken Lawson was appointed in January.Tourism funding critics say increases in visitation to Florida don’t justify current levels of government funding.According to TravelMole, Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran, who was in favour of the bill to eliminate funding, said that between 2011 and 2015, Visit Florida funding increased 112% while visitor numbers were up 22%. Travelweek Group Friday, February 10, 2017 center_img Tags: Florida Bill to eliminate funding for Visit Florida passes 10 – 5 << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Luxe new addition to Melbournes hotel scene

first_imgSource = DoubleTree by Hilton – Flinders Street DoubleTree by Hilton – Flinders StreetLuxe new addition to Melbourne’s hotel sceneDoubleTree by Hilton – Flinders Street introduces Level 14, a bold new renovation and re-style of the hotel’s spectacular top floor.Guests exit the elevator into a compressed, warm lobby which dramatically opens to higher volumes when reaching the modern, plush rooms. Level 14 comprises of seven new hotel rooms that are distinctly Melbourne in style and feel: three loft-style suites with soaring double-height ceilings, two of these loft-style rooms feature incredible views across Federation Square. DOUBLETREE BY HILTON – FLINDERS STREET, LEVEL 14 Other rooms include: one King and King accessible room, plus one King room and one suite both with balconies which capture cityscape views of Melbourne’s most famous landmarks from the MCG across to the Arts Centre, Flinders Street Station, the Yarra River and beyond.On the opening of Level 14, Garry Lucas, general manager of DoubleTree by Hilton – Flinders Street said: “The seven rooms on Level 14 are each individually configured to offer flexibility and modern comfort to our guests. “At DoubleTree by Hilton Melbourne – Flinders Street we are passionate about embracing the unique and local character of our city. The design of Level 14 creatively encapsulates this philosophy by celebrating Melbourne’s bold yet reserved identity with one-off contemporary detailing and considered styleTHE DESIGNWhat was once a private penthouse, Level 14 has been reimagined by leading Australian designers and architects; world-renowned Woods Bagot and iWolff Atelier. The design pushes boundaries to create a new benchmark of bold yet balanced luxury in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD.Stepping away from the traditional “marble clad” hotel luxury design, Level 14 offers luxury for the “meta” modern age with a design that celebrates authenticity and intelligent craft.A bold Melbourne look is represented through styling detail and furniture selections. Think mustard velvet desk chairs that mirror the iconic yellow façade of Flinders Street Station, original, exposed bright red beams in the loftrooms, and colour-blocked Italian side tables to add an edgy urban feel.Artisanal processes are celebrated with high-end, bespoke, locally made joinery and Italian-made furniture and upholstery. These bold accents are balanced with French washed walls and custommade pendant globe lights by Point of View, to enhance the elegant and considered touches of the room.THE ARCHITECTUREiWolff Atelier Architects have captured the opportunity of utilising the existing space on the uppermost floor of DoubleTree by Hilton Flinders Street, Melbourne.“Based on Melbourne’s bold philosophy of expressive architecture, iWolff have transformed the existing raw volumes into individually designed hotel rooms. Each room expresses the industrial structure where possible and captures framed vistas to the Yarra River and beyond. This led to an opportunity to individually design each of the rooms to have their own unique qualities” said iWolff Director, Gary Wolff.Three suites utilise the industrial qualities of the building to create loft rooms within the double height volumes. Each bedroom loft area is accessed via carefully crafted staircases with glazed balustrades allowing views into the living area below and through framed windows to the busy streets of Melbourne.“We meticulously coordinated the quality of finishes and exquisite detailing to provide a unique guest experience. The solution is a testament to unrivalled teamwork and cooperation of all parties delivering this bold project” said Wolff.With Melbourne design elements, industrialchic architecture and spectacular views across Federation Square and Flinders Street Station when you experience Level 14, there’s no mistaking which city you’re in.HILTON CELEBRATES 100 YEARS IN 2019The introduction of Level 14 to DoubleTree by Hilton – Flinders Street, coincides with Hilton, the world’s first global hotel company, celebrating its 100th anniversary on 31 May.The hospitality brand that pioneered airconditioned lobbies, in-room televisions, the computerised reservation system and even the piña colada has led the way serving more than three billion guests, employing ten million Team Members and expanding across the world opening a new hotel every day.Hilton continues to lead the way in developing game-changing technologies that enhance travel experiences for its guests and reinforces its commitment to the evolving needs of today’s travellers.last_img read more

There are some parts in the game where sometimes

first_img“There are some parts in the game where sometimes one individual might see something different in the coverage, but I think it’s just all, individually, we’ve got to look at ourself,” he said. “For me, just going back, looking at the film by myself, and just seeing what the quarterback is seeing and make the corrections and talk to him after you make the corrections and see how we can get better the next week.”Floyd getting on track would do a lot for both the Cardinals and his future. The 26-year-old is set to become a free agent at the conclusion of this season, and with a good year could find himself on the receiving end of a nice new contract.He admitted there is no way to completely remove thoughts of next season from his head, and noted they are in his head “for sure.”“But I can only control what I can control, and that’s going out there and making plays and starting off fast,” he said. “And when those 50-50 balls come to me, it’s all about making the plays.”Injury updateThe official injury report can be found here, but Wednesday saw the return to practice for a couple of ailing Cardinals, with guard Evan Mathis and linebacker Kareem Martin practicing on a limited basis. The only players who did not practice were defensive lineman Frostee Rucker (knee) and punter Drew Butler (achilles). The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo “I think, for sure, for me, there was a play down field where I saw the coverage differently,” Floyd said. “I spoke with Carson after that, he was correct, we made the corrections during meetings and we move forward. I don’t plan on having that mistake again, and we settled it there.”While Floyd’s start may not be up to the standard he set for himself, Palmer believes there has been no drop-off in play from the fifth-year pro.“Mike Floyd’s catching balls in practice every day,” he said. “He’s catching balls consistently with his hands. I have a ton of faith in him and I expect every ball I throw to him for him to make a catch or jump over somebody to make a catch. But he’s made tons of plays and that’s that.”The only thing missing from Floyd’s game compared to last season, according to Arians, is consistency, both in practice and in games.“He shines and then all of a sudden he’ll drop an easy one,” he said. “You just can’t do that.”Floyd is not the only player on the offense who has not played up to his normal standard, and in the passing game especially, things for whatever reason seem to be off. Comments   Share   Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Oh, and Floyd’s head also hit the turf hard at one point, and though he passed a concussion test during the game, was entered into the protocol on Monday after waking up with a headache.By Wednesday, Floyd had been cleared to resume practicing, and he went through the session in a yellow non-contact jersey without any symptoms. So, he should be completely cleared by Thursday.The matter of his early-season struggles, however, still remains.“I would say some of the balls, them 50-50 balls, I don’t think we would be having this conversation if I came down with them,” Floyd said after practice Wednesday. “But that’s just how it is now and I’ve got to look forward for next week and making big plays, because they’re going to come to me every single week. It’s up to me to make them.”On the season, Floyd has caught nine passes for 134 yards with one touchdown on 24 targets. Many of the passes thrown his way are of the contested variety, with Palmer trusting the 6-foot-2, 220-pound wideout to make a play. Some of them, like the one he dropped in the first quarter against Buffalo, are much easier.There are also some that, because of a misunderstanding, turn into turnovers. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactcenter_img New specialistsOn Monday, Arians said even though Butler would not be available to punt, the plan was to possibly keep him active on game days to hold on field goals and PAT attempts. By Wednesday, however, that idea seemed to fall by the wayside.“I’m holding that as a secret,” Arians joked when asked if Butler could still be the holder. “That’s a secret. That’s so potentially dangerous that the Rams might know that. I doubt it. I doubt it. The reason is he’s in a boot. If he were actually to jog out there, he could do more damage than good. So, we’re probably not going to do that.”Holding in place of Butler would be the team’s new punter, Ryan Quigley. And snapping to him will be Aaron Brewer, who was signed to replace the released Kameron Canaday.Arians said he’s confident Quigley could handle the role as in practice Wednesday he performed well through a good breeze.Catanzaro, who confirmed his coach’s account by saying he went 8-for-8 in practice, said the new guys performed well Wednesday.But, there are things to work through.“Just the tempo, getting used to their tempo and how they do it,” he said. “We’re trying to just kind of get them kind of on the same page as far as the cadence goes for field goal for us.” On Brewer, who is replacing Canaday, Arians said the veteran has got a lot of tape and has proven to be consistent.The 26-year-old spent the last four seasons with the Denver Broncos, and comes to Arizona with more than 60 games under his belt. That experience, Arians said, is key to helping at the position.“It’s all about nerves,” he said. “When you talk about guys, I always use a putter (as an example). The guys on tour early, they can’t make it because of the nerves on their putter. They’ve got all the talent in the world, but the nerves have to be controlled. I want Kam back because the kid’s got a lot of talent. Once he gets his nerves under control, and it’s just like young guys on tour putting.”Canaday’s nerves may have cost him a job, but you would think now Arians will be more at ease with a veteran snapping the ball.“They were at ease before,” he said. “It was just a matter of watching a guy do it every day and then just not handling it on game day. But yeah, this guy’s done it, so it’s easier.”Follow Adam Green on Twitter – / 22 Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd (15) during an NFL preseason football game against the Denver Broncos, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) TEMPE, Ariz. — There are plenty of reasons why the Arizona Cardinals are off to a poor start offensively, and a good number of players who could shoulder some responsibility.One player who might carry a larger share than others is receiver Michael Floyd, whose drop on Arizona’s first play from scrimmage against the Bills has been cited numerous times by head coach Bruce Arians as a killer. It was the beginning of what would be a pretty rough day for Floyd, who caught four of 11 passes thrown his way and in the fourth quarter appeared to read coverage wrong and in the process hung QB Carson Palmer out to dry on an interception. Generally teams do not like messing with their specialists during the season, as chemistry is seen as a very important part of the process. The Cardinals, however, had no choice but to add a new punter/holder, and after a couple of rough outings, decided Canaday could not longer be an option, either.It’s a considerable change heading into Week 4, but one Catanzaro will have to deal with.“It’s a little bit different, a little different look, but when it comes down to it, I shared with Ryan how I like the ball leaned, how I liked it set up, and he did a good job of that today; and Brewer snapped well,” he said. “So I’m looking forward to working with these guys, and I’m just looking forward to controlling what I can control and trying to just make kicks. Just trying to give myself the best chance to make kicks for the team.”Speaking of CanadayWhen an offseason battle between Canaday and Daniel Dillon was decided, the hope was that the winner would keep that job for a long time.In the NFL, capable long snappers tend to stick around for a while, and Canaday could have been beginning what would turn out to be a nice career.Less than a month after he earned the job, however, Canaday is without a job, as the Cardinals felt a need to make a change after bad snaps against the New England Patriots in Week 1 and against the Bills in Week 3 cost the team dearly.last_img read more

by The Associated Press Posted Apr 30 2018 6

first_img by The Associated Press Posted Apr 30, 2018 6:01 am PDT Last Updated Apr 30, 2018 at 6:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Actress Pamela Gidley of “Twin Peaks” fame has died at 52 SEABROOK, N.H. – Actress Pamela Gidley who starred in the “Twin Peaks” prequel, “Fire Walk With Me,” died earlier this month. She was 52.Gidley’s death was announced Sunday in an obituary . It says that she “died peacefully in her home, on Monday, April 16, 2018 in Seabrook.” The cause of death was not immediately clear.According to her obituary, Gidley pursued a modeling and acting career in New York City before moving to Los Angeles, California. Her movie roles included “Thrashin’” and “Cherry 2000.” She also appeared on TV in episodes of “MacGyver,” ”The Pretender,” ”Tour of Duty,” ”CSI” and “The Closer.”At the family’s request, all services will be private.last_img read more