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Defiant Morsi tells Egypt court to try ‘coup’ leaders

first_imgCairo — Egypt’s deposed president Mohamed Morsi appeared in court Monday on the first day of his trial for incitement to murder, rejecting its legitimacy and demanding “coup” leaders be prosecuted.In his first public appearance since the military toppled him in July, Morsi was indignant and outraged as he attended a make-shift courtroom at a police academy in east Cairo. The trial was adjourned to January 8.“I am Dr. Mohamed Morsi, the president of the republic,” a defiant Morsi told the court. Monday’s hearing lasted nearly three hours and the judge heard requests from the defendants’ lawyers, who demanded to see all the case files and be allowed to meet their clients privately.Morsi, who had been kept in secret detention since July, was then flown to Borg al-Arab prison outside Egypt’s second city of Alexandria.Morsi and 14 co-defendants are accused of inciting violence and the murder of protesters outside the presidential palace in December, charges that could lead to the death penalty or life in prison.The Islamist leader branded as criminal his overthrow by the army on July 3 after mass protests against his single year of turbulent rule.“This was a military coup. The leaders of the coup should be tried. A coup is treason and a crime.”“I cannot accept for the judiciary to become a cover for the military coup,” he yelled. “I am here involuntarily, and through force.”Morsi, wearing a dark blue suit, was brought to court by helicopter that touched down nearby and then driven to the heavily fortified police academy.State television aired footage showing Morsi smiling as he stepped out of a white van, buttoning his blue blazer and entering the dock to applause from fellow defendants dressed in white prison uniforms.Muslim Brotherhood co-defendants Essam al-Erian and Mohammed al-Beltagui chanted “Down with military rule” at the hearing, as Morsi, his greying beard closely trimmed, smiled and waved at his supporters packing the benches of the courtroom.Judge Ahmed Sabry Youssef banned cameras and recording equipment from the courtroom.Morsi’s supporters, battered by a bloody and sweeping police crackdown, accuse the army-installed government of fabricating the charges against him.They held anti-military rallies across Cairo, including outside the police academy where dozens brandished posters of Morsi and signs bearing anti-military messages.Thousands also protested in front of the constitutional court.“Morsi’s trial is a farce. The criminals are trying the legitimate president,” supporter Ibrahim Abdel Samd said.Security forces completely closed Nahda Square — site of a bloody crackdown on Morsi supporters in August — and Cairo University, while military vehicles guarded police stations.The authorities deployed 20,000 policemen for the trial, and warned they were ready to deal with any violence.‘Defiance noteworthy’‘Free and fair trial’Morsi’s trial is seen as a test for Egypt’s new authorities, who have come under fire for their heavy-handedness.With more than 1,000 people killed since Morsi’s overthrow and thousands of Islamists arrested, hopes for a political settlement are slim in Egypt.“Morsi’s insistence that he is still the legitimate president shows that he and most of the Muslim Brotherhood is not ready to give up their legitimacy claim,” said Shadi Hamid of the Brookings Doha Center think-tank.“Their stand is detached from the reality, but their defiance is noteworthy and could keep supporters energized.”Amnesty International said Morsi should be granted a fair trial, including the right to challenge evidence against him.“Failing to do so would further call into question the motives behind his trial,” said the watchdog’s Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui.But Hamid believes the “political” nature of the trial will drive its outcome.“There is zero chance of it being free and fair,” he said.On the eve of the hearing, foreign ministry spokesman Badr Abdelatty said Morsi “will have rights to a free and fair trial”.Morsi was catapulted from the underground offices of the long-banned Muslim Brotherhood to become Egypt’s first democratically elected president in June 2012.His victory was made possible by the 2011 uprising that toppled longtime autocratic president Hosni Mubarak.But Morsi’s stint at the helm was marred by political turmoil, deadly clashes and a crippling economic crisis.In November 2012, Morsi decreed himself sweeping powers, prompting opponents to accuse him of failing the ideals of the revolution.It was a turning-point that launched the worst polarisation in Egypt’s recent history.A month later, deadly clashes erupted outside the presidential palace between his supporters and opponents in which at least seven people were killed.last_img read more

TC Energy selling stake in Northern Courier pipeline to AIMCo for $1.15 billion

The Canadian Press Companies in this story: (TSX:TRP, TSX:SU) CALGARY — TC Energy Corp. has signed a deal to sell an 85 per cent stake in its Northern Courier Pipeline to Alberta Investment Management Corp. for roughly $1.15 billion.The company formerly known as TransCanada says the 90 kilometre pipeline transports bitumen and diluent between the Fort Hills mine site in northern Alberta and Suncor Energy’s terminal north of Fort McMurray, Alta.TC Energy will retain a 15 per cent stake and remain the operator of the pipeline.The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter.TC Energy chief executive Russ Girling says the sale helps the company’s efforts to fund its capital program.The company recently completed the sale of its Coolidge Generating Station in Arizona to a subsidiary of Southwest Generation Operating Co. LLC. read more

Waiting on BlackBerry 10 RIM wont have a new smartphone for sale

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Waiting on BlackBerry 10? RIM won’t have a new smartphone for sale until 2013 by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 28, 2012 10:29 pm MDT TORONTO – Research In Motion delivered a shopping list of bad news Thursday as the BlackBerry-maker delayed its new operating system and smartphones until next year, announced it will cut a third of its workforce and posted dismal earnings results.The series of announcements shocked the market, which was already expecting a loss from the company, but chief executive Thorsten Heins said RIM is determined to stay the course.As the company pushes ahead with its plans there will be plenty of casualties, in particular the 5,000 employees that the troubled smartphone company says will be laid off across its global operations before the end of the year.The Waterloo, Ont.-based company (TSX:RIM) also faces further pressure on its financial results as it endures another seven to nine months without a new product on the market.RIM, which reports in U.S. dollars, posted a loss of US$518 million or 99 cents per share for its latest quarter, a steep decline from the profit of $695 million or $1.33 per share a year ago.Excluding one-time items including a non-cash charge to goodwill, the company said it lost $192 million or 37 cents per share diluted — steeply missing expectations.Revenue for the three months fell to $2.81 billion, less than the $3.1 billion analysts had predicted, and dramatically lower than $4.91 billion a year earlier.In a conference call with analysts, Heins said that RIM’s software developers faced more challenges than they expected when it came to integrating certain features into the new operating system. As a result, a launch this year was “no longer realistic.”“I want to make clear that these issues are not related to the quality or functionality of the software,” he said.Heins spent much of the time discussing plans for the BlackBerry 10 operating system, and looking toward its new launch date, which is now in the first three months of 2013 — a lifetime in the technology industry.Before then, consumers will have the opportunity to buy the latest update to Apple’s iPhone, expected later this year, and numerous new smartphones using Google’s Android operating system this fall.“If you compare us to others, did we take the hard road? Absolutely,” Heins said on the conference call, defending RIM’s choice to develop its own software.“Building and completing this mobile computing platform… is where we will take BlackBerry, and that’s why it was absolutely necessary to build its own platform.”However, the enthusiasm of even the most patient investors appears to be waning.RIM’s already eroded stock was down another 15 per cent in after-hours trading on the Nasdaq, losing US$1.34 to US$7.79 as of 7:30 p.m. ET. Shares closed up two cents at C$9.46 on the Toronto Stock Exchange in regular hours trading Thursday.At least one analyst was not impressed with RIM’s results Thursday.“At this point there is a chance that we may never see a BB10 handset given RIM’s track record,” wrote National Bank analyst Kris Thompson in a note.“RIM is intent on launching a ‘distinct’ smartphone platform; all we see at this point is an extinct platform. Are consumers and enterprises really going to wait for another platform? No!”Thompson upgraded his shares to a “sector perform” on the basis that the company could be broken up and sold for $8 per share, based on its cash holdings and intellectual property.Rumours have circulated for months that a potential buyer could swoop in and pick up the company, and when nobody appeared to be interested, questions emerged over whether Heins would decide to put a chunk of RIM up for sale — most likely its struggling hardware division.Heins has repeatedly said that selling the company is farthest from his mind, though he has never completely ruled it out. Instead, Heins wants RIM to weather the next three quarters with tightened spending and fewer employees as it works to create a completely revamped vision.That will include cutting back on the number of different BlackBerry devices on the market, as well as reducing its “layers of management” and outsourcing more of its non-core functions, the company said.“We’re trying to be as responsible and as respectable to our employees and communities that we are in, so we’re trying to do this as fast as we can to really avoid any uncertainty with the people that are affected,” he said.RIM is also working with JPMorgan Chase & Co. and RBC Capital Markets to help evaluate its strategic options, which Heins said range from the company being a “stand alone to whatever other model you could think about.”“It’s also a matter of the board deciding on what strategic direction they want to take the company,” he said.The company is also involved in “intensive talks” to licence the BlackBerry 10 operating system to outsiders, Heins noted, though he wouldn’t divulge any further details.The launch of BlackBerry 10, seen as key to the recovery of the company, had been expected later this year and will now miss the important holiday shopping season.Heins told investors on the call that many wireless carriers actually prefer that the company launch its new devices in the first-quarter of next year because faster networks will be in place.During the quarter, RIM shipped 7.8 million BlackBerry smartphones, a dropoff from 11.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2012. Tablet shipments of the BlackBerry PlayBook were nearly halved in the quarter to 260,000.In its outlook, the company said the next several quarters will remain very challenging for its business. RIM expects to report a further operating loss in the second quarter of fiscal 2013, as it continues to invest in marketing programs and work through the transition to BlackBerry 10.“I understand that this is an incredibly difficult message to deliver, but it is necessary,” Heins said.“We have a strong balance sheet which we’re committed to maintaining.”Uncertainty has engulfed the future of RIM in recent months as speculation swirls over whether the company could be bought, or forced to sell off certain pieces of its operations to survive.The company has been strongly criticized for delaying BlackBerry 10, but executives have insisted they want to get this right rather than face an onslaught of bad reviews, like those that came after it rushed the releases of the BlackBerry Storm touch screen and the PlayBook tablet.Executives at RIM have said the company intends to focus more on its enterprise business, or the big companies that buy smartphones in large quantities. Still, many of its sneak previews of the BlackBerry 10 system have focused on flashy applications and features more akin to the consumer market, such as photo editing software and games. read more

Target reports declining revenue in first quarter

FILE – In this Nov. 28, 2014, file photo, a customer walks past a bank of flat screen televisions at a Target store in South Portland, Maine. Target reports financial results Wednesday, May 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File) Target reports declining revenue in first quarter by The Associated Press Posted May 18, 2016 6:19 am MDT Last Updated May 18, 2016 at 11:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – Target easily beat first-quarter profit expectations, but slowing sales at the Minneapolis retailer and across much of the retail sector is creating a lot of unease.Target’s weak store sales and its expectations for this quarter, released Wednesday, pushed shares down more than 9 per cent, the biggest decliner on the Standard & Poor’s index. Shares of almost every retailer followed suit in what is shaping up to be a miserable year.Shares of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., which reports earnings Thursday, fell more 3 per cent as investors got out of the way.Target CEO Brian Cornell blamed the cold and wet spring for weakening sales. Shoppers also remained cautious about spending money, he said. They still came to Target to stock up on goods, but made fewer quick trips.Still, Americans are spending. The problem for traditional retailers is that they’re spending it elsewhere. Economists have seen a shift in habits, with more disposable income going toward vacations and dining out, rather than toward clothing or accessories.And not all retailers are suffering. Lowe’s and Home Depot put up huge numbers this week thanks to a hot housing market. Shares of both home improvement retailers have recently hit all-time highs.Target earned $632 million, or $1.05 per share, for the three months ended April 30. That compares with $635 million, or 98 cents per share, a year ago.Stripping out one-time items, earnings were $1.29 per share, which was much better than the $1.19 per share projected on Wall Street, according to a FactSet survey.But revenue fell 5.4 per cent to $16.2 billion from $17.1 billion, which was shy of expectations.Sales at stores opened at least a year rose 1.2 per cent, which was off the 1.6 per cent increase that was expected. Industry analysts watch this figure closely when determining a retailer’s health because the volatility associated with stores recently opened or closed is removed.Before Target, Macy’s Inc., J.C. Penney Co., Nordstrom and Kohl’s Corp. posted weak first-quarter sales as pressure from off-priced stores like T.J. Maxx and online retailer rises.Target has been working on reinvigorating its business under Cornell, who took over in August 2014. He wants to regain the retailer’s cheap chic status and make Target more nimble after a series of headline-grabbing setbacks, including a major debit and credit card breach that hurt sales and profits for months.During the recession, the company lost its mojo as a trendsetter when it expanded aggressively with grocery aisles.Cornell has recast the executive ranks at Target this week named Mark Tritton, an executive at Nordstrom, to be its chief merchandising officer. That fills a role that had been vacant for almost a year when long-time executive Kathryn Tesija stepped aside.Target is focusing on key merchandise categories like fashion, home furnishings and wellness products. The company has spruced up its presentation and created vignettes to feature its home products. At the same time, it’s shifting more of its spending from stores to online investments and its supply network.Its grocery aisles were overhauled during the quarter, which may have confused shoppers looking for their favourite brands, the company said. But it said food sales have rebounded since. About 1,000 new grocery items were added, which were mostly organic, natural or gluten-free, Cornell said.Target said Wednesday that it still expects its full-year adjusted profit to be within its previous guidance range of $5.20 to $5.40 per share. Analysts surveyed by FactSet are looking for $5.27 per share.For the second quarter, however, Target is projecting an adjusted profit of $1 to $1.20 per share, with same-store sales flat to down 2 per cent. Wall Street had anticipated a profit of $1.36 per share, with same-store sales up 1.8 per cent.A backlash from Target’s decision to allow transgender customers and employees use the bathroom of their choice had no impact on sales, Cornell said. Only a handful of stores around the country were targeted by protesters or boycotts.Shares fell $6.97, or 9.5 per cent, to $66.64 in early trading. Shares of J.C. Penney, Kohl’s, Macy’s and Nordstrom slipped as well. read more

UN agency picks Arab Idol winner Assaf as first youth envoy for

The head of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) said the 23-year-old shows a personal commitment to Palestinian refugees and the UN agency. “On behalf of everybody at UNRWA, I send warmest congratulations to Mohammad and his family,” said UNRWA Commissioner General, Filippo Grandi. “All Palestinians share in his success. Mohammad’s music is a universal language and speaks to all of us. How fantastic that a Palestine refugee from Gaza should bring us all together in this way,” he added.Mr. Assaf was born in Libya to Palestine refugee parents and was largely raised in the Khan Younis camp on the Gaza Strip. He said he was “truly honoured” to receive the title as a self-proclaimed “son of Palestine” and a “son of UNRWA” who attended UNRWA schools and whose mother is an UNRWA teacher. “All my good memories of the UNRWA school in Khan Younis in Gaza, where I had the opportunity to study and grow, are still very fresh,” Mr. Assaf said accepting the appointment. More than 40 per cent of the 5.3 million Palestinian refugees UNRWA aids are youths between the ages of 15 and 30. “Being a young refugee myself, I can understand better than anybody else the challenges and the opportunities before us,” he added. “I’m committed to doing my very best to help UNRWA succeed in giving other young people like me the same chance.” read more

NBA Fines Anthony Davis 50K Over Public Trade Demand

NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Davis’ agent let everyone know he wants out of New Orleans, and now it will cost his client $50,000.The NBA fined the Pelicans star because of his agent’s comments that Davis won’t sign an extension and wants to be traded.New Orleans Pelicans’ Anthony Davis, left, gets fouled by Los Angeles Clippers’ Tyrone Wallace during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Pelicans won 121-117. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)The league office said in a written statement released Tuesday evening that Davis violated a collectively-bargained rule prohibiting players or their representatives from making public trade demands.The NBA said the fine is for statements that were made by Davis’ agent, Rich Paul, on Monday in an intentional effort to undermine the contractual relationship between Davis and the Pelicans.Davis is under contract with New Orleans through the end of the 2019-20 season.He was drafted by the Pelicans with the first overall pick in 2012 after winning an NCAA national championship with Kentucky and has been named an All-Star the previous five seasons.However, the Pelicans have made the playoffs in only two of his six full NBA seasons and won only won playoff series, sweeping Portland in the first round last season before falling in five games to champion Golden State in the second round.Davis has averaged 29.3 points and 13.3 rebounds per game this season, but has missed the past four games with a sprained left index finger while the Pelicans have fallen to 22-28 heading into Tuesday night’s game at Houston.Had Davis been committed to remaining in New Orleans, he would be eligible this summer for a five-year, roughly $240 million extension with the Pelicans that would have kicked in beginning with the 2020-21 season.In previous years, Davis had professed his affection for New Orleans. But Davis has also said that his NBA salary is secondary to winning — a clear sign to Pelicans management that they could not take re-signing him for granted if they failed to take concrete and successful steps to surround him with a cast of players who would make New Orleans a contender.When healthy, the Pelicans have looked formidable in short spurts, but injuries have exposed their lack of depth and cohesion as they’ve slipped near the bottom of the Western Conference through the first half of this season.The Pelicans have acknowledged Davis’ preference to be traded and appear inclined to honor it rather than lose him for nothing. But a statement from the franchise made it clear that the Pelicans’ brass are prepared to be patient while awaiting a deal done on their terms and timeline.The implication is that a trade may not come before the Feb. 7 deadline to make a deal this season, and more likely could come after the season, when 2019 draft slots are known and when the Boston Celtics are eligible to enter the fray.Boston, which has a stockpile of draft picks and promising young players as trade bait, is not eligible to trade for Davis under NBA rules until July 1, unless the Celtics also trade away Kyrie Irving. Irving is a factor because of what’s known as the Rose Rule, which says NBA teams cannot trade for more than one player who has signed an extension. Irving currently is playing under an extension signed with Cleveland that has an option year after this season, meaning it could be renegotiated in a way that also allows Boston to bid for Davis. read more

College Football Playoff Preview Clemsons OneMan Offense vs The Balanced Sooners

Johnny ManzielTexas A&M20137593286.7 392005USC95.878.717.1 402014Oregon91.369.921.4 432006BYU90.064.525.5 352010Stanford91.976.415.5 Johnny ManzielTexas A&M20121,41045%91.3 Denard RobinsonMichigan20121,2665382.7 Cam NewtonAuburn20101,4733790.0 202005Penn State74.083.49.4 Matt JonesArkansas20046223081.7 Tim TebowFlorida20078953486.5 Dak PrescottMississippi St.20138293486.5 422015Alabama70.892.922.1 162012Oregon88.381.76.6 RANKSEASONTEAMOFFENSEDEFENSEGAP 82014Alabama84.982.52.4 282009TCU70.282.612.4 Greg Ward Jr.Houston20151,0343381.1 Chase ClementRice20086933778.8 Collin KleinKansas St.20129203783.1 QUARTERBACKTEAMSEASONRUSH YARDSSHARE OF TEAM RUSHINGQBR Denard RobinsonMichigan20101,7025579.9 322015Ohio State67.080.613.6 262008Texas89.077.611.4 362008Oklahoma95.379.216.1 Terrance BroadwayLA-Lafayette20127693175.0 42010Boise State87.886.90.9 92008USC89.486.62.8 Watson’s excellence under a heavy all-around workload puts him in rare company. He is one of 14 quarterbacks over the past 11 seasons (shown in the table below) to post a season QBR of 75 or higher while also rushing for at least 30 percent of his team’s total yards on the ground. The only quarterbacks to post better QBR numbers while running as much: Manziel (twice), Pat White and Newton. And Watson is a sophomore, meaning that — like Manziel — he could end up on this list again. 122008Florida91.486.45.0 Cody FajardoNevada20121,1213278.2 Pat WhiteWest Virginia20071,3353583.3 132007Kansas74.179.25.1 342011Alabama80.494.514.1 62007West Virginia78.577.60.9 222011Oklahoma State88.178.49.7 22015Oklahoma83.383.00.3 Tyler MurphyBoston College20141,1843680.2 Dak PrescottMississippi St.20155413281.3 112011Boise State82.477.54.9 412009Texas67.489.121.7 Deshaun WatsonClemson20158873186.6 32006USC79.079.60.6 152009Florida80.186.05.9 52012Alabama90.391.20.9 172010Ohio State80.087.07.0 EFFICIENCY 242013Baylor87.977.810.1 272014TCU75.888.012.2 312009Alabama77.389.912.6 382012Texas A&M91.374.616.7 Balance of elite college football teams, 2005-15 182005Texas92.085.07.0 192010Alabama87.779.18.6 252005Ohio State73.383.710.4 212012FSU74.383.89.5 Oklahoma: The balanced Sooners are favoritesOklahoma is our model’s favorite to win the College Football Playoff, with a 41 percent chance at the national championship. If the Sooners do take home the trophy, it will likely be due to a stellar effort on both offense and defense. This isn’t exactly a novel conceit — every team needs both units to play well to succeed at the highest levels — but it’s particularly true for Oklahoma, one of the most balanced teams in recent college football history.Overall, Oklahoma is very good, rating well in all the fashionable advanced metrics. The Sooners sit at No. 1 in ESPN’s Football Power Index, which FiveThirtyEight’s college football model uses for game predictions. Oklahoma is also the top team according to Football Perspective’s Simple Rating System. And according to our Elo ratings, the Sooners are the fifth-best squad.That’s all remarkable, in the usual ways a championship-level team is remarkable; what’s less common, though, is Oklahoma’s balance. The Sooners are the only team in the country to rate in the top 10 in both offensive and defensive efficiency. On offense, quarterback Baker Mayfield leads a sharp passing attack, with heavy utilization of All-American receiver Sterling Shepard. Buttressing that efficiency through the air is an impressive running back duo of Samaje Perine and Joe Mixon, who have combined for more than 2,000 yards this year. The Sooner defense, led by standout linebacker Eric Striker, can crimp offenses in several ways — it’s in the top 10 among all FBS teams in both sacks and interceptions.One way to look at team balance historically is to define it as the absolute gap between a team’s offensive and defensive efficiency ratings. Going back to the 2005 season among teams in the top four in overall efficiency, these Sooners are the second-most-balanced team of the decade. Only the 2013 Alabama squad had a smaller gap between its offense and defense. 332011LSU76.690.213.6 302014Ohio State87.574.912.6 Source: ESPN, TRUMEDIA Is Deshaun Watson the new Johnny Manziel? 292007USC71.183.512.4 Source: ESPN 72006Ohio State83.382.11.2 When Oklahoma faces Clemson on New Year’s Eve, its defense will have to confront a passing and rushing attack orchestrated by a quarterback with myriad skills — ranging from a dangerous deep passing ability to sharp scrambling instincts. Deshaun Watson is the rare QB who excels at being a one-man offense. 372013Oregon87.771.316.4 Clemson: Deshaun Watson is a one-man offenseUndefeated, No. 1-ranked Clemson enters the College Football Playoff with two major advantages: a top-notch defense and a star quarterback. The Tigers’ offensive attack is led by Deshaun Watson, a Heisman finalist and electric dual-threat quarterback in the vein of Johnny Manziel and Cam Newton. And like Manziel and Newton, Watson has carried his team into the national spotlight seemingly by himself.According to ESPN’s Total Quarterback Rating (QBR), Watson is the third-highest-rated quarterback in the nation. (By adjusting for opponent strength, QBR aims to be a comprehensive measure of QB performance.) The only QBs to rate higher than Watson are Brandon Allen, of five-loss Arkansas, and Baylor’s Seth Russell, who suffered a season-ending injury after seven excellent games. Watson’s raw stats are also impressive: He has accumulated more than 3,500 yards and 30 passing touchdowns through the air, along with another 887 yards (5.4 yards per carry) and 11 rushing touchdowns on the ground.Overall, Watson is responsible for 66 percent of Clemon’s total offensive yards (passing and rushing combined). Considering how efficiently he has played (shown by QBR) and how much of the offensive burden he has shouldered, Watson’s season is quite the outlier. 232006LSU85.075.19.9 102013FSU93.589.24.3 12013Alabama85.785.90.2 142015Clemson81.387.15.8 Pat WhiteWest Virginia20061,2193190.5 Clemson and Oklahoma square off on New Year’s Eve in a matchup that pits the nation’s only remaining undefeated team (the Tigers) against the favorite according to FiveThirtyEight’s college football model (the Sooners). Both teams have a strong defense, but on offense they’re a contrast. Clemson has a one-man scoring machine in dual-threat quarterback Deshaun Watson. Oklahoma, on the other hand, is evenly balanced between a nifty passing attack and two strong running backs. In fact, the Sooners are one of the more balanced teams in recent college football history. 442007Florida93.149.843.3 Of course, offense and defense aren’t all there is to football. And on special teams, the Sooners aren’t quite so intimidating or balanced. Frankly, they’re bad. Oklahoma is ranked No. 93 of 128 FBS teams.At least broadly, it looks like Oklahoma is on to something here. The correlation between overall efficiency and the gap between offense and defense among all teams is strong and negative,1Specifically, it’s -0.195. meaning the less balanced a team is, the worse it performs. This isn’t an effect of talent imbalance among worse schools, either: Among the top 25 teams in overall efficiency in each season since 2005, the more efficient teams have been slightly more balanced as well, though the relationship is weaker here.If Oklahoma wins out and reconfirms FiveThirtyEight’s soothsaying abilities, it will likely go down as one of the least one-dimensional teams that college football has seen in quite some time. Perhaps this style doesn’t produce the same thrilling, back-and-forth games the best imbalanced squads play, like that ridiculous 2007 Gators season (Tim Tebow’s first as a full-time starter), but its effectiveness isn’t in doubt.Read more: Alabama’s Dominant Run Attack vs. A Lucky Michigan State Team read more

Microsoft unveils Office 2013 download the preview now

first_imgMicrosoft has today taken the lid off its all new version of Microsoft Office, dubbed Office 2013. And if you’ve used Office before, expect to be working with a suite of applications that look very different when you finally make the jump to Windows 8.Microsoft has redesigned Office with touch in mind, so as to allow the suite to work across desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphone devices, as well as putting a new focus on using the cloud. In order to do that the interface required a radical overhaul, and the result is Office 2013.As well as creating a brand new interface that is touch-friendly, Microsoft wants to ensure you can access your documents everywhere and from any Windows 8 device. The solution to that problem is integration with cloud-based storage through SkyDrive, which Office uses by default to save all documents. Saving in the cloud also extends to your Office preferences and most recent files.There will be two versions of Office on offer. Office 2013 is the desktop version we all are used to with a one-time fee for a license. Then there’s Office 365, which is the subscription version. Essentially Office 365 allows you to use Office 2013 across multiple machines (how many will depend on the version you choose) and sync your data between them using SkyDrive.Microsoft also intends to make some extra cash from selling extral SkyDrive storage to heavy users, and integrating Skype for which you can buy credit for calls that aren’t deemed free.As for pricing, Microsoft has yet to announce the final details. If you purchase a tablet running Windows RT it will ship with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote by default. It’s likely pricing for the standard single-license Office 2013 will be similar to what has gone before, but the subscription pricing will be key, especially if Microsoft intends to compete with Google in the cloud-office space.One thing Microsoft has promised is all subscription levels will include all applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access). And by subscribing you guarantee future updates and new versions will just roll out to you without disruption.As for the levels of subscription, there will be Office 365 Home Premium for consumers, Office 365 Small Business Premium for business users, and Office 365 ProPlus for enterprises. The Home Premium edition will include 20GB of SkyDrive storage, 60 minutes of Skype world minutes to use every month, and 5 licenses for installing Office on multiple machines and devices.Final pricing for Office 2013 is expected to be announced in the fall, but you don’t have to wait until then to try out the new suite. Microsoft is offering a Customer Preview version you can sign-up for and try right now.Read more at Microsoftlast_img read more

Human Rights Commission appointment draws conservative ire

first_imgDrew Phoenix in 2012. Gov. Bill Walker appointed him to the Alaska State Commission for Human Rights. (Photo by Daysha Eaton, KSKA)The Senate voted Wednesday to delay a joint session on whether to confirm Gov. Bill Walker’s appointments.Listen nowWhen the hearing does happen, one of Walker’s appointments to the Alaska State Commission for Human Rights potentially faces a close vote.Conservative lawmakers are raising questions about the appointment of Fairbanks resident Drew Phoenix to the Human Rights Commission.The commission drew concern from conservatives in November, when it raised the possibility of interpreting the state ban on sex discrimination to include gender identity and sexual orientation.Senate President Pete Kelly said the commission is wrong to include protections that lawmakers didn’t intend.“It seems they’re planning to usurp the Legislature’s authority,” Kelly said during a recent Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. “I just want to know if we’re going to add another person to the Human Rights Commission that holds views that are out of step with the rest of Alaska.”Phoenix, a transgender man, has served as executive director of the LGBT advocacy organization Identity Alaska and a fundraiser and spokesman for the ACLU of Alaska Foundation. He said commission members apply existing state law and he would do the same.“I’m a firm believer that the better able we are to eliminate any threat of discrimination for individuals, the better off our entire state will be in terms of peace and safety and economic and healthy well-being,” Phoenix said.Phoenix is sympathetic with the commission’s position on who’s covered by sex discrimination.And all four members of the public who testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Phoenix’s appointment supported him.The Rev. Martin Eldred, pastor of Joy Lutheran Church in Eagle River, said Phoenix is able to reach out to those on both sides of disputes. Phoenix is an ordained Methodist minister.“I think Drew does a good job of educating in a gentle way,” Eldred said. “He’s a good friend. He’s a colleague. I think he could only help our state.”It’s not clear when the confirmation session will occur.While state law says the session should end on Sunday, the state constitution allows it to continue until May 17.last_img read more

1 dead 7 injured in N3 crash near Ladysmith

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite A crash on the N3 highway on Friday (June 8) left one person dead and seven others injured.The crash took place near the Bergville Plaza in the northbound lane.It is believed that the driver of the Toyota Verso lost control and the vehicle rolled off the roadway.Also read: Video Included: 7 dead in horror crash on the R74 just outside BergvilleAlso read: Breaking News: 9 dead in horror crash between taxi and bakkie outside LadysmithEmergency personnel responded to the scene and treated the injured occupants. A female passenger sadly passed away and was declared dead at the scene.The injured were taken to hospital for further medical attention.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

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first_img WASHINGTON — The Homeland Security Department is demanding that airlines around the world step up security measures for international flights bound for the United States or face the possibility of a total electronics ban for planes, or worse, a ban against flying into the U.S. altogether.New security rules will apply to roughly 180 foreign and U.S.-based airlines, flying from 280 cities in 105 countries, according to Homeland Security. About 2,000 international flights land in the United States daily.Compliance with the new rules could lead to the lifting of a ban on laptops and other large electronics already in place for airlines flying to the United States from 10 airports in the Middle East and Africa. It could also stave off a much-discussed expansion of the ban to flights from Europe.Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly announced the rollout of the new rules Wednesday.The changes will be phased in over time and include enhanced passenger vetting, explosives detection and efforts to root out insider threats to airlines.“Security is my No. 1 concern,” Kelly said during a speech at the Center for a New American Security. “Our enemies are adaptive and we have to adapt as well.”More news:  Transat calls Groupe Mach’s latest offer “highly abusive, coercive and misleading”Kelly said the changes will be “seen and unseen” and will be phased in over the coming weeks and months.He said airlines that don’t comply or are slow to enforce the new standards could be forced to bar large electronics in both carry-on and checked luggage. They could also lose permission to fly into the U.S. He said he’s confident that airlines will co-operate.The current ban, which affects only foreign carriers flying to the U.S. from 10 cities, allows passengers to travel with larger electronics packed in checked baggage.The original laptop and electronics ban has been in place since March amid concerns about an undisclosed threat described only as sophisticated and ongoing. That ban applied to nonstop flights to the United States from Amman, Jordan; Kuwait City, Kuwait; Cairo; Istanbul; Jeddah and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Casablanca, Morocco; Doha, Qatar; and Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. The roughly 50 affected flights are on foreign airlines.More news:  Consolidation in the cruise industry as PONANT set to acquire Paul Gauguin CruisesThe government had considered expanding the laptop ban to include some European airports, though in recent public comments Kelly had suggested the government was looking at alternatives.The ban on laptops in the cabin is based on the belief that a bomb in the cargo hold would need to be bigger than one in the cabin, and capable of remote detonation. Checked luggage already goes through computed-tomography screening while carry-on bags don’t.These security changes were announced a day before partial U.S. travel restrictions come into effect. The Trump administration has set new criteria for visa applicants from six mainly Muslim nations and all refugees that require a “close” family or business tie to the United States. The move came after the Supreme Court partially restored President Donald Trump’s executive order that was widely criticized as a ban on Muslims.The new visa rules take effect at 8 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Thursday, according to the cable, which was obtained by The Associated Press.With files from The Associated Press U.S. tells airlines: Step up security in 4 months, or risk total flight bans Share Thursday, June 29, 2017 << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: America Source: The Associated Presslast_img read more

Villa Brown Jerusalem to open in April 2017

first_imgVilla Brown Jerusalem, to open in April 2017The Villa Brown Jerusalem, the newest addition to the Brown Hotels group, is a 24-room boutique hotel property set to open in April 2017. The hotel is located five minutes’ walk from Jerusalem’s Old City sites and situated in the heart of the bustling city center with its trendy cafes, high-caliber museums and art galleries, restaurants, bars and the famed Mahane Yehuda food market. The hotel itself neighbors the city’s stunning Russian Compound and new Bezalel Academy of Design and Arts, while its rooftop offers a bird’s eye view of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.Even before its official opening, the Villa Brown Jerusalem has been listed by the New York Times as one of six noteworthy hotels accepting reservations as of this winter: “The Israeli boutique hotel brand Brown Hotels adds a zip of modernity to the ancient city of Jerusalem with this 23-room property set in a picturesque 19th-century villa in the heart of the city.. The Brown is a fresh addition to the city’s hotel scene …this one promises to be hip.”The Villa Brown Jerusalem is housed within a one-time private villa from the 19th-century belonging to a Jewish doctor and general manager of Jerusalem’s historic Rothschild Hospital. The original walls of exposed stone within the property date back to more than 100 years ago, and pay homage to the timeless signature architecture for which Jerusalem is known.The hotel’s distinct aesthetic is a multilayered interpretation of the East-Meets-West social and cultural pinnacle of Jerusalem during the British Mandate period, merging Neoclassical, Ottoman and Eclectic-design-styles with contemporary interior influences, exemplified through velvety pigments of red, emerald and mauve that adorn the public and private spaces throughout the property.The Villa Brown Jerusalem’s lobby, outdoor spaces, restaurant, underground bar, bedrooms and suites, and spa are furnished in deep and warm hues, soft textiles and fine, vintage accessories that portray the signature Brown Hotels aesthetic while reminiscent of the opulence of Jerusalem’s 19th-century zeitgeist. Following a complete restoration by Jerusalem based architects, Galit Shifman Bar-Natan and Michal Cohen Magen, and the addition of two extra floors, the exquisite residence has been reimagined as the Villa Brown Jerusalem.Amenities at the Villa Brown Jerusalem include:A Garden Bistro-Café serving an international interpretation of classic regional dishesDaily breakfast and brunch in a stunning open-air verandaTea sessions in the property’s verdant garden at five o’clock and each nightSubterranean “Cave Bar” located in the one-time cistern from the private residenceRooftop spa and open-air JacuzziRooftop Terrace and lounge overlooking the cityStylish and well-equipped meeting facilitiesThe Brown Hotels’ signature lobby library featuring a curated collection of design & lifestyle publications in multiple languagesThe Villa Brown Jerusalem is a member of Brown Hotels, an international hotel brand founded in Tel Aviv, with sister hotels located in the city of Tel Aviv (the world acclaimed Brown TLV, Brown Beach House, Poli House and new properties opening soon) and Trogir, Croatia (Brown Beach House Croatia). Founded in 2003 by Hotelier Leon Avigad, Brown Hotels evolved out of the desire to introduce a collection of truly boutique hotels to Israel. The Brown properties are all rooted in a devotion to service, design, innovation, style and authenticity. Brown Hotels are often recommended by the world’s leading international lifestyle, design and travel publications.For more information about the Villa Brown Jerusalem and Brown Hotels, visit Source = The Villa Brown Jerusalemlast_img read more

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