UEFA president joins Mata’s Common Goal

first_imgMata UEFA president joins Man Utd star Mata’s Common Goal Chris Burton 00:35 11/30/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Aleksander Ceferin UEFA Getty Images UEFA Champions League Manchester United Premier League Aleksander Ceferin has pledged to donate one per cent of his salary to a project which supports high-impact charities around the world The Common Goal project set-up by Manchester United’s Juan Mata has gained another high-profile supporter — UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin.The head of European football’s governing body has pledged to donate one per cent of his salary to a cause which funds high-impact football charities around the world.Ceferin made the announcement during a meeting with Mata and Common Goal co-founder Jurgen Griesbeck at the House of European Football in Switzerland. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player He said: “I firmly believe that football has the power to change the world and I was inspired by Juan Mata to join the Common Goal project. It’s great to see a player leading this movement because footballers have benefited greatly from football and this way they can give something back.“I call upon everyone in the international football community — players, coaches, clubs and leagues — to show they care about social initiatives and donate to causes that they believe in.”An historic day for football. Thanks Aleksander for joining the movement. #CommonGoalUn día histórico para el fútbol. Gracias Aleksander por unirte al movimiento. pic.twitter.com/v5Vk89iq9b— Juan Mata García (@juanmata8) November 29, 2017Mata added: “I deeply thank Aleksander for the trust he puts in Common Goal and I can only applaud his gesture and agree with his strong conviction that football can help shape a better world.“He is the first football leader to join our cause and I truly hope that many will follow his example.”Griesbeck, who is the founder of streetfootballworld, said: “Football aligned behind a shared vision for good can be incredibly impactful.“If everyone gets behind Common Goal, in one way or another, we could change the lives of tens of millions of people across the globe, thanks to a common passion for the game.”Common Goal is a creation of streetfootballworld which has the mission of changing the game through the support of good causes.It has a network of more than 120 charities which use football as a tool to tackle social issues.Support has built rapidly behind the project, with more than 30 players now on board and donating funds.Among those are Bayern Munich defender Mats Hummels, Juventus centre-half Giorgio Chiellini, U.S.women’s star Alex Morgan and Borussia Dortmund playmaker Shinji Kagawa.Hoffenheim manager Julian Nagelsmann is another of those to have joined Common Goal in recent weeks.last_img read more

‘Mourinho has taken Man Utd out of reverse’

first_imgManchester United Mourinho has taken Man Utd out of reverse but flaws remain, says Robson Chris Burton 19:08 12/19/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Jose Mourinho Manchester United Oli Scarff Manchester United José Mourinho Premier League The ex-Red Devils skipper believes progress is being made at Old Trafford, but wants to see his former side become more clinical in closing games out Manchester United are no longer going backwards under Jose Mourinho, says Bryan Robson, but there is still room for improvement.The Red Devils found themselves stagnating in the wake of Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013, with David Moyes’ ill-fated tenure placing the club on a slippery slope.Louis van Gaal steadied the ship and secured FA Cup glory, but the Dutchman faced criticism for the manner in which he set about collecting results. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Mourinho’s arrival in 2016, and subsequent three-trophy haul in his debut campaign, has helped to lift the mood around Old Trafford once more, with Robson of the opinion that United are back on the right track.The former Red Devils captain told Sky Sports: “I think we keep improving as a football team and, as a football club, we’re getting back to where we should be.”You’ve got to say not last season but the season before we won the FA Cup, which was great to do but the performances weren’t great and, for me, we were going backwards.”For me, since Jose’s been in, we’ve started improving.”We won three trophies last year and let’s see what we can win this year.”Romelu Lukaku Manchester UnitedWhile spotting signs of encouragement at United, Robson believes there are areas to work on.A Premier League title bid has started to burn out in 2017-18, with Mourinho being called upon to ensure that his side become more clinical when it comes to seeing games out.Robson added: “I don’t know what it is with the players at the moment because they did it against Arsenal – get off to a great start and then go on the back-foot and try and play a bit defensive rather than go for the killer goal.”But like against West Brom at the weekend [in a 2-1 win], West Brom score and then all of a sudden it becomes a nervous last 10 minutes.”So the lads have got to get that out of their system.”You’ve got to keep pressing and doing the right things which gets you that lead in the first place.”I’m sure the manager’s talking to the players about that and going for the jugular and making sure you win the game and are not hanging on.”United currently sit 11 points adrift of arch-rivals Manchester City in the battle for Premier League supremacy, with their attention set to be shifted to knockout competition in midweek as they take on Bristol City in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals.last_img read more

NRF Calls for Negotiations at U.S. West Coast Ports

first_imgzoom The National Retail Federation yesterday urged maritime management and the union representing dockworkers along the U.S. West Coast ports to expedite pending contract negotiations and reach agreement on a new deal well in advance of the expiration of the current contract this summer.NRF believes expedited negotiations would strengthen the supply chain and provide shippers and retailers the certainty they need to utilize the West Coast ports during the holiday shipping period, which begins in July.“We urge you to begin contract negotiations now and to attempt to reach agreement on a new contract before the June 30 expiration,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “These negotiations are important to all of the import and export and related industries who rely on these ports to move the nation’s commerce.”Shay asked for immediate contract negotiations in a letter to the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Pacific Maritime Association, who currently plan to start negotiations in mid-May. The pending contract covers nearly 14,000 ILWU jobs at 29 containerized ports along the California, Oregon and Washington coastline.A majority of imported retail goods are shipped through West Coast terminals and gates. According to NRF’s Global Port Tracker report, major West Coast ports handled 11.2 million cargo containers in 2013, or 69 percent of the total at U.S. retail container ports followed by the report. Given the importance of the West Coast ports, retailers have already begun to develop alternative plans to ensure the proper flow of holiday merchandise.“NRF’s members, as well as other stakeholders, have already begun contingency planning to ensure their cargo does not get caught in potential disruptions,” Shay said. “Any kind of disruption at the ports would add costly delays to our members’ supply chains and other industries relying on U.S. West Coast ports, and it likely further threatens the fragile economic recovery.”The last major supply chain disruption to affect the entire West Coast took place in the fall of 2002, when management locked out dockworkers for 10 days. The prolonged work stoppage, which was ultimately stopped when President George W. Bush invoked the Taft-Hartley Act, significantly impacted the global supply chain and cost the economy between $500 million and $2 billion a day.In its letter, NRF urged the union and management to publicly commit to remaining at the negotiating table leading up to the June 30 contract deadline and to maintain service at the ports by continuing to negotiate even after the contract concludes.“We would further ask that you issue a statement committing to the commencement of meaningful negotiations now, and to commit to continue negotiating and working without interruption or reduced productivity even if negotiations extend beyond the June 30th contract expiration,” Shay said. “Both parties must recognize their role in the global economy and the need to ensure predictability and reliability for the many diverse stakeholders who rely on the ports.”NRF, April 15, 2014last_img read more

Glencore’s Oil Export Deal in Libya Put to Question

first_imgzoom The internationally-recognized government of Libya will not support a potential oil exports deal between tanker operator Glencore Plc and National Oil Corp.’s western counterpart in Tripoli.The deal has not yet been formally announced, but was confirmed to Bloomberg by Mohammad Elharari, a spokesman for the NOC’s western administration.Under the deal, the Swiss firm agreed to buy up to half of Libya’s oil exports from the western division of the NOC amid expected increase in oil exports.According to Nagi Elmagrabi, chairman of the state-run NOC, the company has asked for a confirmation from Glencore and is pending a reply. Elmagrabi told Bloomberg that if the deal results to be true that the internationally-recognized government would undertake necessary measures to stop any Glencore-operated tanker from loading oil at the nation’s ports.The deal envisages for the exports to take place via Tobruk’s Marsa el-Hariga port in the east, the Guardian writes.The oil-rich country is struggling with two governments, an internationally-recognized government led by Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni and a self-proclaimed rival government controlling Libya’s capital.Both sides have claims over the country’s oil exports and have clashed on various instances over competency over oil supplies putting shipping companies in a difficult situation. Such instances included announced arrests of vessels bound for the country’s ports following reported lifting of force majeure at Ras Lanuf and even bombing of tankers accused of transporting weapons.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Eagle Bulk Shipping Buys Ultramax Dry Bulker

first_imgzoom Nasdaq-listed bulker owner and operator Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. has bought a 61,000 dwt Ultramax dry bulk vessel constructed at Nantong COSCO Kawasaki Heavy Industries Engineering Co., Ltd. (NACKS).The 2016-built bulker, scheduled to be delivered to the company in November, will be renamed the M/V Stamford Eagle.Eagle Bulk said that this is the first vessel acquisition for the company in more than 6 years and “reflects management’s renewed commitment to invest in a high-quality fleet renewal and growth strategy within the Supramax/Ultramax segment.”Featuring a length of 200 meters and a width of 32.2 meters, the 34,447 gross ton ship has a capacity of 77,546 cubic meters.The vessel, which has a market value of USD 19.7 million, was previously named Port Belavista, according to data provided by VesselsValue.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Célébration de la loi sur les services de langue française

first_img La communauté acadienne de la Nouvelle-Écosse a franchi unnouveau cap aujourd’hui 9 décembre avec la proclamation de la loisur les services de langue française. Les dirigeants francophoneset les dirigeants du gouvernement ont célébré cet événement lorsd’une réception à Province House. “Cette loi donnera une plus grande portée aux services de languefrançaise dans notre province et nous permettra de nous assurerque les Néo-Écossais et les Néo-Écossaises de langue françaiseaient accès aux programmes et aux initiatives du gouvernementdans leur langue maternelle”, déclare le premier ministre JohnHamm. Un certain nombre de ministères du gouvernement provincial ontdéjà commencé à élaborer des plans visant à améliorer ou àélargir les services de langue française. “La journée d’aujourd’hui représente une étape importante dansl’offre de services de langue française en Nouvelle-Écosse,”déclare quant à lui Chris d’Entremont, ministre des Affairesacadiennes. Grâce à cette loi, pour la première fois les Acadiens et lesAcadiennes et les autres francophones de la Nouvelle-Écossepourront s’attendre à avoir un plus grand nombre de servicespublics disponibles en français.” L’Office des affaires acadiennes travaillera en collaborationtrès étroite avec les ministères et les agences de la provincepour les aider dans l’élaboration de leurs propres plans enmatière d’offre de services de langue française. La loi 111 (loi sur les services de langue française) a étéprésentée lors de la session d’automne de l’Assembléelégislative, après des consultations approfondies auprès dereprésentants des communautés acadiennes et francophones. AFFAIRES ACADIENNES–Célébration de la loi sur les services delangue française POUR DIFFUSION ÉLÉCTRONIQUE: La communauté acadienne de la Nouvelle-Écosse a franchi un nouveau cap aujourd’hui 9 décembre avec la proclamation de la loi sur les services de langue française. Le Premier ministre Hamm à dit que cette loi donnera une plus grande portée aux services de langue française dans notre province. Le ministre des Affaires acadiennes, Chris d’Entremont affirme que grâce à cette loi, les Acadiennes et les autres francophones de la Nouvelle-Écosse pourront s’attendre à avoir un plus grand nombre de services publics disponibles en français. -30- Personne à contacter: Jennifer Bourque Affaires acadiennes 902-424-8549 Courriel: bourquja@gov.ns.ca jal 9 décembre 2004 12:06 P.M.last_img read more

Myanmar UN envoy holds talks with Indonesian officials

Ibrahim Gambari, the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Myanmar, arrived in the Indonesian capital earlier today and then met with Foreign Minister Hassan Wirajuda. This visit follows consultations in Thailand and a six-day visit to Myanmar itself.The two men held extensive and constructive exchanges of views on the current situation in Myanmar, as well as the way forward in support of the good offices of the Secretary-General, UN spokesperson Michele Montas told reporters.Tomorrow the Special Adviser is slated to meet Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and other officials before travelling on to Turin to brief Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the latest developments. 26 August 2008The United Nations envoy to Myanmar held talks today in Jakarta with senior Indonesian officials as part of his continuing consultations with regional leaders on the Asian country. read more

LeBron James Apologizes to Wife Savannah for Putting His

LeBron James and his wife, Savannah Brinson, are the parents of two boys, who have inherited their dad’s athleticism, and a baby girl. (@mrs_savannahrj/Instagram).Three-time NBA champion LeBron James gave a rare glimpse into his personal life when he said he’s apologized to his wife for sacrificing his family to achieve career success.The Cleveland Cavaliers guard told teammates Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye about his drive to become the greatest in the league, saying he’s “addicted to the process” of getting to the top. He realized he placed his high school sweetheart, Savannah Brinson, whom he wed in 2013, and their three children on the back burner.“I just told my wife the other day, I apologized to her.” James said on the Monday, March 6, episode of “Road Trippin’ with RJ & Channing, hosted by Cavs sideline reporter Allie Clifton. “She was like, ‘What are you apologizing for?’ I said, ‘Because the journey that I’m on to want to be the greatest to ever play this game or to the point where no one ever forgets what I accomplished, I’ve at times lost the fact of how important you are to this whole thing. … I want you to understand that along this journey while I’m playing this game, there will be times that I lose the fact of how important you and my three kids are — my babies are.’ ”James also discussed his forays into the entertainment industry, including his multimedia athletics platform, Uninterrupted, which “The Road Trippin’” is now a part of.“To be able to actually produce shows and produce movies and write scripts and things of that nature, to see them come to fruition and see them on TV … that’s great,” he said, noting season two of NBC game show “The Wall” will have 10 more episodes than the first, and Starz’s “Survivor’s Remorse” is returning for a fourth season.“It’s things that I thought of when I was a kid watching ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,’ watching ‘The Cosby Show,’” he said. “To see things coming together is pretty cool.”The four-time MVP also said he looks at his businesses with the same mindset as he does while he’s on the court by focusing on knowledge.“I just think about everything,” James said. “I gotta be very candid and educated about it before I actually execute [a business plan]. And I’m the same way with basketball. I think about the game so much and ways we can be better, ways I can help the team to put us in the best possible position to be successful on the floor to win a ballgame.“So it’s not just me going on plan and it’s the same thing with me as a businessman, too.” read more

Softball No 21 Ohio State sweeps Texas Invitational improves to 111

Emily Clark follows through on her swing, hitting a double against Wright State on Sep.24. Credit: Gretchen Rudolph | For The LanternThe No. 21 Ohio State softball team (11-1) dominated this weekend at the Texas Invitational winning all three games, moving its win streak to six games.The Buckeyes were originally set to play Virginia Tech at 10 a.m. Friday, but that game was cancelled due to weather.Wichita State vs. Ohio StateTrailing by three halfway through the game and down a run with one out left, it looked as if Ohio State would open the weekend with a surprising defeat. However, junior shortstop Lilli Piper blasted a two-run shot over the fence in the bottom of the seventh for a walk-off 4-3 victory.Ohio State senior pitcher Shelby McComb’s two-run home run in the fourth brought the game to within one run after the Buckeyes had trailed by three.The Shockers got on the board when freshman catcher Madison Perrigan scored on a passed ball in the top of the second.They extended their lead in the top of the third, scoring twice thanks to a sacrifice fly to right field from shortstop Laurie Derrico and an RBI single up the middle from pitcher Caitlin Bingham.It was Piper’s fourth home run this season and McCombs’ third. McCombs improved to 5-0 in the circle, pitching five innings, giving up one unearned run. Ohio State vs. TexasOhio State had another comeback in the final inning, this time scoring four runs off a grand slam from junior second baseman Emily Clark in the top of the seventh to beat Texas 8-5 Saturday.The Buckeyes kicked off the scoring early, taking an early 2-0 lead when senior first baseman Ashley Goodwin homered to drive in a pair. It was quiet for a few innings until the top of the third, when Texas scored five times, with only one being earned due to four Ohio State errors in the inning. The inning was capped off by a RBI-infield single from freshman center fielder Tuesday DerMargosian, leaving the Buckeyes with substantial ground to gain in just four innings.However, they responded with a homer from Piper in the top of the fifth inning that scored freshman left fielder Megan McMenemy and brought Ohio State to within one.In the bottom of the seventh, the Buckeyes completed a second comeback in as many days, when junior second baseman Emily Clark took a full-count pitch and sent it soaring for a grand slam that brought in Piper, senior outfielder Bailee Sturgeon and senior catcher Becca Gavin for a decisive 8-5 lead.Junior pitcher Morgan Ray allowed just one hit in the bottom of the seventh to close out the game and earn her sixth win of the season.All eight runs on the board for the Buckeyes came from home runs.Ohio State vs Wichita StateThe third and final game of the weekend didn’t have as much drama as the first two, with the Buckeyes taking a first-inning lead and adding on the rest of the game.Goodwin singled in the first inning to bring home Piper and give the Buckeyes a 1-0 lead.Piper scored again in the third inning on a wild pitch after she had tripled, but it was in the very next inning that the Buckeyes were on fire, recording seven runs in the fourth.Ohio State broke away from the Shockers in the fourth inning, sending 11 batters to the plate and scoring seven runs on six hits. McCombs delivered a two-RBI single to put the Buckeyes up 9-0, while reaching base twice in the inning.Ohio State’s seven-run inning in its meeting with Wichita State was its largest outpouring of runs in a single inning this season.The Buckeyes have a week off, and will be back in action on March 9 for the Louisville Slugger Invitational in Fullerton, California. read more

Sandvik and Shandong Energy JV for underground coal equipment

first_imgSandvik Mining and Construction and Shandong Energy Machinery in Xintai, Shandong Province, China, have signed an agreement to form a 50/50 owned joint venture for the production and sales of coal mining equipment. The joint venture is expected to be established within six months, following customary regulatory approvals. It is planned to be operational by the end of 2011 and will be fully consolidated in the Sandvik reporting. One of the business focuses of Shandong Energy Machinery is to design and manufacture equipment for the Chinese underground coal mining market. It is a subsidiary of Xinwen Mining group, one of China’s top 15 coal mining companies. Shandong Energy Macinery has approximately 4,400 employees. The joint venture will focus on sourcing, assembly, sales and service of roadheaders for the large Chinese coal mining market. Sandvik will contribute with the product know-how and technology while Shandong Energy Machinery will contribute with local sourcing skills and customer application knowledge. The products are premium Sandvik roadheaders and will be sold under the Sandvik brand. While the initial focus will be to supply roadheaders to Shandong Energy Machinery’s mother company, Xinwen Mining, the goal of the JV is to become the leading premium roadheader supplier to the Chinese coal mining market.“This joint venture agreement is in line with Sandvik’s long-term strategy of continued profitable growth and our aim to become a leading equipment supplier to the Chinese coal mining market. It gives us a great opportunity to further develop our well proven underground coal mining equipment in close cooperation with our Chinese customers, as well as expanding our local set up to provide the best service and support to our customers”, says Lars Josefsson, Sandvik Mining and Construction.last_img read more

Le Samsung WB150F un APN connecté pour partager vos photos

first_imgLe Samsung WB150F, un APN connecté pour partager vos photosL’appareil photo numérique WB150F de Samsung est l’outil idéal de vos vacances. Équipée du Wifi, il fait partie de ce nouveau segment d’APN connectés. Équipé d’un capteur CCD de 14,2 mégapixels, d’un zoom optique 18x, d’un grand angle 24mm et d’un mode vidéo HD en 720p, le WB150F est déjà très séduisant.Avec son écran LCD 7,6 cm, il se glisse partout. Vous souhaitez partager vos photos de vacances et autres excursions le plus rapidement possible ?Cet appareil photo numérique possède la fonction Wifi qui permet d’envoyer, en quelques secondes, vos images sur votre tablette tactile ou votre smartphone.Ensuite, libre à vous de les envoyer via Twitter, Facebook ou d’autres réseaux sociaux.Autre petit plus… Vous n’avez désormais plus besoin de retardateur… En effet, une fonction vous permet de positionner votre appareil comme vous le souhaitez, puis, grâce à la connexion Wifi, de recevoir sur votre smartphone ou tablette, l’image de l’appareil photo.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Si une moindre qualité s’affiche sur l’écran de votre téléphone, la photo, prise par le WB150F, gardera la qualité de ce dernier. Enfin, vous pouvez être sûrs que la photo n’ira pas se perdre entre les deux terminaux, car elle s’enregistre à la fois sur votre mobile et sur l’appareil photo.Pour l’instant, cet appareil photo numérique connecté possède le Wifi, mais pas d’OS. Thomas Ranchon, responsable produits Digital Imaging chez Samsung explique que “à l’heure actuelle, les appareils photo possèdent leurs propres applications intégrées. Nous ne cherchons pas encore à trouver un OS qui serait compatible car les appareils photo connectés sont un nouveau secteur en plein développement. Nous préférons d’abord renforcer la gamme de produits déjà existants avant de nous tourner vers OS. Bien sûr, cela serait très intéressant de pouvoir télécharger des applications sur un appareil photo depuis une magasin d’applications. Néanmoins, il est encore un peu tôt pour s’engager sur cette route”.Les photographes en herbe devront donc, pour l’instant, se contenter des applications internet au WB150F, qui sont déjà largement appréciables. Le 27 mars 2012 à 19:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher on local opposition to border wall

first_imgAssemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher on local opposition to border wall WATCH my appearance this morning on @KUSI_GMSD about #Trump’s visit to #AD80 to look at his hateful/wasteful #BorderWall without meeting some of the some of the families torn apart by his #immigration orders. https://t.co/30LExBWZbf. (Via @KUSINews #SanDiego) #WallsDontWork— L. Gonzalez Fletcher (@LorenaAD80) March 13, 2018 Posted: March 13, 2018 March 13, 2018 Updated: 10:54 AM In the first quarter of fiscal year 2018, the San Diego @ICEgov field office was the only one in the country where the majority of people arrested did not have criminal records. pic.twitter.com/Gln5JFufA8— KUSI News (@KUSINews) March 13, 2018Want to share your opinion with us? Join the conversation on our Facebook page.center_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsAs President Trump’s arrival to San Diego approaches, local Democrats are expressing their opposition to the border wall. Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher stopped by Good Morning San Diego to share what the visit means to her community.“The president is coming to my district, which is the border district,” Gonzalez Fletcher said. “He’s coming to look at a wall, but he’s never coming to talk to the people. We have thousands of refugees in this community who have been affected by his hateful rhetoric. We have thousands of immigrant families…we have thousands of dreamers.”Gonzalez Fletcher also cited recent data showing that the San Diego ICE field office was the only one in the country where the majority of arrests were of noncriminals. KUSI Newsroom Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

Strictly Business The in thing to do Buy local

first_imgOK, I confess. I’m addicted to browsing (and occasionally buying) in downtown Vancouver’s boutiques during my daily lunch-hour walks.On my budget, looking is half the fun. But whenever I buy something, I can do it with glib satisfaction instead of guilt and self-loathing. That’s because I’m supporting a local business, which helps our local economy.Right?Jeff Milchen thinks so. A co-founder and co-director of the American Independent Business Alliance, Milchen promotes movements that encourage shopping at local businesses. “Buy local” campaigns improve the bottom line for those shops. They also keep more money recirculating through the community.How do we know that? Take a look at a 2012 study published by the Institute for Local Self Reliance. The report, based on sales data from nearly 2,800 independent businesses, found 48 percent of the revenue spent in local businesses stays in the community. If you shop at a chain retailer, the study concluded, only 13.6 percent of your money sticks around.There, there. I’m not suggesting you give up on your Target store shopping sprees. Just tone it down a bit. Try to buy a few more items from local stores and send less local money back to Target’s headquarters in Minneapolis or other out-of-state locales.Milchen was in town last Monday to cheerlead members of the “Buy Vancouver” campaign. The movement is small but growing. If we embrace its message, we’ll give a boost to our county, which loses an estimated 40 percent in sales tax revenue to sales-tax-free Oregon. If we want strong businesses, we need to spend more time buying from local, independent merchants here at home.last_img read more

Beaverton Ore soldier killed in Afghanistan

first_imgBEAVERTON, Ore. — The Pentagon has confirmed that a Special Forces soldier from Oregon has been killed in Afghanistan.He was identified as 22-year-old Spc. Johnathan Pelham. A Department of Defense press release said he and another member of his battalion died Wednesday after they were hit by small arms fire.His father, Wendall Pelham of Beaverton, told KGW-TV his son was an intelligence analyst on his second tour of duty in Afghanistan.The Pentagon said he was in Kapisa Province. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, N.C.last_img read more

Professor says the Gamepocalypse is coming but it may have a bright

first_imgFrom Starbucks punch cards to credit cards that earn frequent flyer miles, everything’s becoming a game. Jesse Schell, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University and founder of Schell Games, thinks that this is only the beginning. In a presentation he recently gave at the DICE 2010 tech summit, he laid out the future “beyond Facebook,” where the psychological tricks used to persuade people to fork over real cash for virtual games like Farmville will infiltrate our lives much more deeply. The future that Schell envisions is high-tech, but not too far-fetched. As technology becomes cheaper and cheaper, it will become more prevalent and even disposable, he says. For example, sensors will be affixed to all sorts of cheap products – from soda cans to cereal boxes – that track our activities. Products will have CPUs, screens, and cameras that allow consumers to play games on the packaging, for instance, and then a Wi-Fi connector will upload the game scores or eating habits to the Internet. Why would you want to participate in this seemingly mundane game world? Because you get points, which can be reimbursed for real goods and money. Of course, you may have to go a little bit out of your way to appease the point-givers. For example, if you use public transportation, maybe you would earn points that could be used for tax incentives. If your kids get good grades, you might get good parenting points from a government-sponsored social program, or kids that participate in positive activities could earn points that go toward a college scholarship. Sensors in your shoes could determine how much you walk per day, and your health insurance company might give you points for walking certain distances or for getting your heart rate up. Maybe you could even get a digital tattoo that comes with a “Tatoogle adsense” agreement, and earn points from that. Jesse Schell’s presentation at DICE 2010.“I jokingly call this convergence of games into reality the ‘Gamepocalypse’: the moment when every moment of life is actually a game,” Schell said in a recent interview at CNN.If all this tracking and measuring sounds a bit dystopian, Schell argues that it’s just good old capitalism at work. After all, no one is required to participate in the games; the game-based society is more a form of highly interactive advertising and influence. Explore further A clip from the video below, showing Jesse Schell’s presentation on life as a game. More information: Schell’s blog: Gamepocalypse Nowvia: CNN Citation: Professor says the Gamepocalypse is coming, but it may have a bright side (w/ Video) (2010, April 13) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-04-professor-gamepocalypse-bright-side-video.htmlcenter_img Students Launch Audiball, an Xbox Community Game “Anybody who has a product that can sense that the product is being used … they’re going to want to create motivations for you to use the product,” Schell said. “So fundamentally, they’re going to make games out of it, because games are reward-based systems that motivate us to do things.”Schell notes several examples belonging to this game-based future that already exist today. A product called Green Goose that snaps onto your bicycle tracks how much you ride and has a system of rewards based on how much gas you save. An Oral-B toothbrush beeps when it’s time to switch jaw quadrants, and rewards you with a smiley face if you finish the entire three-minute brushing routine. Similarly, a bathroom scale with Wi-Fi that connects to the Internet uploads your weight to a database for tracking over time; the system can also be configured to tweet your weight. A GPS game called Foursquare has turned a practical device used for finding directions into a gaming device, where you get points based on the places you visit. You can even become “mayor” of a place if you visit there more than anyone else. Schell predicts that the next step for these games is when game designers start merging them all together.Listening to Schell describe these everyday devices-turned-games, the Gamepocalypse seems to be a logical next step for society. It’s nothing new that humans are quite a competitive species, even for seemingly trivial pursuits. Still, as Schell notes, these games will only work if the game design is done skillfully, such as by carefully tapping into the human psychology of how we rationalize spending money. Of course, the companies that hire game designers generally have only one goal in mind: profit.“The part that I worry about the most is sort of the perverse incentives that these systems are going to try to create,” Schell said, mentioning the example of tobacco companies. “Largely, the companies won’t be caring about our health and welfare. 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Vaccinations Roil Republican Presidential Race The address marks a new phase of campaign preparations for Bush an early front-runner for the Republican nomination Since announcing in mid-December that he would explore the possibility of a run for the White House Bush has focused aggressively on locking up institutional support among the party’s elite donors and operatives And while he has enjoyed swift success courting party bigwigs in private the breadth of his public appeal is a question mark eight years after he left the governor’s mansion in Tallahassee Unlike the rest of the still gelling Republican field Bush has eschewed candidate cattle calls in early primary states like Iowa So his appearance here Wednesday before more than 500 people at the Detroit Economic Club was the first major showcase of the themes that would underpin his campaign Standing at the front of a full ballroom nestled against the Detroit River Bush laid out the broad strokes of a policy agenda that he argued would promote economic growth lift the middle class and trim the size of the federal government while shifting power to the states “In the coming months I intend to detail how we can get there” he said “with a mix of smart policies and reforms to tap our resources and capacity to innovate whether in energy manufacturing health care or technology” See the 2016 Candidates Looking Very Presidential Sen Ted Cruz is surrounded by stars and stripes at the 2014 Values Voter Summit in Washington DC on September 26 2014 Mark Peterson—Redux Hillary Clinton Hillary Clinton gazes pensively into the distance at Iowa Senator Tom Harken’a annual Steak Fry in Indianola Iowa on September 14 2014 Brooks Kraft—Corbis for TIME Jeb Bush Former Florida Gov Jeb Bush flashes a power watch before giving his keynote address at the National Summit on Education Reform in Washington on Nov 20 2014 Susan Walsh—AP Bernie Sanders waves to supporters after officially announcing his candidacy for the US presidency during an event at Waterfront Park in Burlington Vermont on May 26 2015 Win McNamee—Getty Images Chris Christie New Jersey Governor Chris Christie strikes a presidential power stance at the ceremony for the opening of the 206 bypass in Hillsborough New Jersey on October 28 2013 Mark Peterson—Redux Former Hewlett-Packard Co Chief Executive Officer Carly Fiorina listens to her introduction from the side of the stage at the Freedom Summit in Des Moines Iowa on Jan 24 2015 Jim Young—Reuters Rand Paul Sen Rand Paul works a crowd during a campaign stop on October 24 2014 in McDonough Georgia Jessica McGowan—Getty Images Rick Perry Texas Gov Rick Perry looks powerfully patriotic during the National Anthem before an NCAA college football game on Nov 27 2014 in College Station Texas David J Phillip—AP Bobby Jindal Louisiana Gov Bobby Jindal looks to the future during The Family Leadership Summit on Aug 9 2014 in Ames Iowa Charlie Neibergall—AP Martin O’Malley Maryland Governor Martin OíMalley ponders decorating ideas in front of his possible future home on CBS’s Face the Nation on Feb 23 2014 Chris Usher—AP Marco Rubio Sen Marco Rubio looks determined the morning after the State of the Union address in Washington DC on January 29 2014 Melissa Golden—Redux Ben CarsonBen Carson at the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference on March 8 2014 Susan Walsh—AP Jim Webb Retiring Sen Jim Webb imitates the presidential wave during a rally in Virginia Beach Va on Sept 27 2012 Steve Helber—AP John Kasich Ohio Gov John Kasich practices his presidential victory pose at the Ohio Republican Party celebration on Tuesday Nov 4 2014 in Columbus Ohio Tony Dejak—AP Rick Santorum Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum looks resolute at CPAC the Conservative Political Action Conference on March 7 2014 Brooks Kraft—Corbis Scott Walker Wisconsin Republican Gov Scott Walker practices the presidential point on March 3 2014 in Milwaukee Jeffrey Phelps—AP Mike Huckabee Former Arkansas Gov Mike Huckabee fine-tunes his presidential oratory at the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference in National Harbor Md on March 7 2014 Susan Walsh—AP Lincoln Chafee Former Rhode Island Governor poses for a selfie with a student after announcing he will seek the Democratic nomination for president in Arlington Va on June 3 2015 Jonathan Ernst—Reuters Lindsey Graham Lindsey Graham announced his plans to join the 2016 presidential race Alex Wong—Getty Images George Pataki Former New York governor George Pataki listens to a question at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Conference in Nashua New Hampshire in this April 17 2015 file photo Brian Snyder—Reuters 1 of 20 Advertisement Income inequality has become one of the 2016 race’s signature issues for both parties and several of Bush’s competitors have made the theme a pillar of their pitches to voters But the decision to road-test the message of economic mobility in the Democratic stronghold of Detroit was a signal that Bush intends to compete in the urban areas the GOP has largely ceded in recent decades as a lost cause The Motor City has been battered in recent years by depopulation bad governance and the cratering auto industry “Look around this city” Bush said “In its history is a warning to all of us” “I know some in the media think conservatives don’t care about the cities But they’re wrong” Bush said “We believe that every American in every community has a right to pursue happiness They have a right to rise So I say let’s go where our ideas can matter most Where the failures of liberal government policies are the most obvious Let’s deliver real conservative success “And you know what will happen” he added “We’ll create a whole lot of new conservatives” MORE: Mitt Romney Abandons 2016 Presidential Race That word conservative was on his lips a lot during a 22-minute speech and a subsequent question-and-answer session The label looms large over Bush’s efforts to reintroduce himself to voters as the Republican primary field takes shape Though he compiled a staunchly conservative record as governor Bush’s support for immigration reform and the Common Core education standards both anathema to swaths of the party’s hard-right grassroots have led conservative critics and many pundits to argue he is too moderate for a party that has drifted right in the years since he left office Bush mixed in jabs at liberal mismanagement and took a whack at the”reckless” cronyism of Washington He also took a series of shots at President Obama including criticism of his recent proposal to tax 529 college-savings plans But the optimistic speech “this is the greatest time to be alive as Americans” Bush said was aimed at center-right and swing voters rather than the fervent conservatives who are a fixture of the GOP nominating process A senior adviser said Bush would not pander in an attempt to appeal to narrow segments of the base nor pull punches on issues like his belief in immigration reform where his views are controversial within the party During the question-and-answer session Bush laid out his thinking on immigration reform in greater detail than most of the rest of his prepared speech and drew a round of applause Photos: Meet America’s Top 10 Political Families The Bush family dynasty begins with Prescott S Bush who represented Connecticut in the Senate from 1952 to 1963 His son George H W Bush served as Vice President Director of the CIA and President from 1989 to 1993 His son George W Bush was governor of Texas and from 2001 to 2009 President of the United States George W’s brother Jeb served as governor of Florida and is thought to be a possible contender for the White House in 2016 Getty Images Then Vice President George H W Bush sits with his sons George W and Jeb while vacationing in Kennebunkport Maine in August 1983 Cynthia Johnson—Getty Images Joseph P Kennedy was a multi-millionaire US ambassador to Britain and the patriarch of a 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