Sand leads the way for Mack

first_imgThe McKinleyville boys basketball team hosted Hoopa Valley Wednesday night in the semifinal of the Dick Niclai Memorial Tournament, running out to a 67-51 win on the back of a monstrous 41-point performance by senior Mason Sand.McKinleyville (18-8) will now face Fortuna (15-11) for the sixth time this season and the third time in eight days in Friday’s tournament championship game,Both teams traded baskets in the first half, with neither able to open up much of a lead. McKinleyville, however, …last_img read more

The keys to high yields in 2015

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Some corn and soybean yields in Ohio did well better than others, but what was the differentiating factors? Was it planting date? Tillage? Traits? DuPont Pioneer Field Agronomist Kyle Poling goes over corn and soybean performance for 2015 in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.last_img

Home Depot’s Lead Paint Compliance Under Review

first_imgTwo federal agencies are investigating The Home Depot after receiving reports that its contractors did not comply with lead paint regulations.WSB-TV, a television station in Atlanta where Home Depot is headquartered, said that it spent months investigating claims of “questionable business practices” and uncovered a number of customer complaints about contract work involving the removal of lead paint.In one instance, Home Depot was hired to replace windows in an older home in Augusta, Maine, and charged extra for the work after tests showed the presence of lead paint. But workers allegedly took no special precautions and used no special equipment. In that case, the company settled with the homeowner, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined both Home Depot and the contractor who did the work, the station said.Lead paint was common until 1978, when the federal government banned its use in homes. Later, the EPA issued the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule, which includes a number of requirements for contractors aimed at protecting people, especially children, from lead. RELATED ARTICLES Lead-Based Paint and Green RemodelingManaging Lead Paint HazardsEPA Steps Up Enforcement of Lead Paint Rulecenter_img Home Depot said in a filing in March that it was aware the EPA was looking into its compliance with lead-paint rules, MarketWatch reported. A Home Depot representative told the Atlanta TV station that lead-paint work makes up only a very small fraction of its total business and that it was cooperating with the investigation.The retailer isn’t the first home improvement business to run afoul of the federal lead-paint rule. In a similar case, Sears settled with the EPA and the Department of Justice in 2016 by agreeing to pay $400,000 for violating the rules.last_img read more

10 killed as car carrying pilgrims falls into canal in Mathura

first_imgTen persons died after a car in which they were travelling in fell into a canal at Makera area here this morning, police said.The vehicle carrying pilgrims from Mehandipur Balaji temple lost control and fell into the Makera canal, SP (rural) Aditya Shukla said.Eight bodies have been fished out. Efforts are on to trace the remaining bodies, he said.We are probing the incident further, police said.last_img

HMD Global set to launch most awaited phone on Aug 21 as Flipkart-exclusive, Nokia 6.1 Plus expected

first_imgHMD Global is all set to launch its launch its next phone in India on August 21. Although the company is yet to confirm the device, chances are Nokia 6.1 Plus is coming. Nokia has been teasing the upcoming smartphone by calling it the “most awaited phone” for a long time now. With just a day to go for the launch, HMD Global has announced that the upcoming Nokia phone — possibly the Nokia 6.1 Plus — will be Flipkart-exclusive. The landing page of the Nokia phone on Flipkart shows just the silhouette of the phone. It — too — doesn’t reveal the name of the upcoming Nokia phone.The support page of the Nokia 6.1 Plus has been live on the Nokia India website for quite sometime now. Not only that, the global variant of the Nokia 6.1 Plus was also spotted on Bluetooth and Wi-Fi certifications suggesting it’s ready for its global launch. HMD Global has been teasing the phone for sometime now. The teaser shows a silhouette of what could be the Nokia 6.1 Plus together with the hashtag #BringItOn.The iconic musicians Shankar, Ehsaan & Loy come together for a jamming session and try guessing the secret behind Flipkart’s #TwoOfAKind. Watch the video to know what happens next!Stay tuned for August 21st! Know More: https://t.co/nhqm3jsnB3 pic.twitter.com/wDLckzVYWtFlipkart (@Flipkart) August 19, 2018The Nokia 6.1 Plus — which was previously launched in Hong Kong — is the first phone from HMD Global to come with a notched display. It also boasts off an all-glass design. As far as the specs are concerned, the Nokia 6.1 Plus comes with a 5.8-inch FHD+ display with 1080x2280p resolution and aspect ratio of 19:9. The smartphone is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 636 chipset coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card.advertisementThe Nokia 6.1 Plus is an Android One device. Meaning, the phone runs stock Android Oreo out-of-the-box with a promise for timely security updates and Android 9 Pie and Android Q in the future. The smartphone comes with dual camera setup consisting of a primary 16-megapixel sensor and a secondary sensor of 5-megapixel. On the front the Nokia 6.1 Plus sports a 16-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture. The Nokia 6.1 Plus also comes with some AI support which helps improve image quality and bokeh effect. The smartphone is backed by a 3,060mAh battery with support for fast charging via USB Type-C.ALSO READ: HMD teases most awaited phone launch in India, Nokia 6.1 Plus expectedAs of now, there are no pricing details of the Nokia 6.1 Plus. But, chances are, it is going to be a mid-range phone. We can expect the Nokia 6.1 Plus to be priced around Rs 20,000 in India. With the Nokia 6.1 Plus, HMD Global is expected to take on the newly launched Xiaomi Mi A2 Android One phone.last_img read more

a month agoLiverpool aiming for Carabao Cup success insists Lijnders

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Liverpool aiming for Carabao Cup success insists Lijndersby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool are hoping to win the Carabao Cup, even if they do make changes to their team for the early rounds.The Reds will take the approach of many top Premier League sides by involving young and fringe players into the starting lineups for the competition.But assistant boss Pepijn Lijnders insists they are serious about winning the games and progressing deep into the Carabao Cup.He told the club’s website about their ambitions: “We want to compete in each competition, we want to attack each competition. We worked so hard to be in this situation where we can compete in each one. “For me, cup competitions are the soul of football because it represents a chance for smaller clubs to play against Premier League clubs and can give historic games for fans. That’s what we’re up against tomorrow. “The cup competitions are something special; when two local teams play against each other, that environment you get with the cup competitions. “We want to attack this cup, we want to attack tomorrow’s game, we will put a team in place that, for me, is a Premier League team. The players feel this responsibility as well: a highly-motivated team plays against us and the players feel this responsibility, so they really look forward to it, I really look forward to it. “It’s another opportunity to put our identity in place and show our passion. “We prepare for the game in the same way we prepared for Chelsea, with the same access, probably even more detail, but with the same hunger to win it.” last_img read more

Wisconsin Forward Vitto Brown Had A Funny Interaction Today With A Flight Attendant Who’s A Kentucky Fan

first_imgWisconsin Forward Vitto Brown talks about his interaction with a flight attendant.Wisconsin Forward Vitto BrownWisconsin’s men’s basketball program and its fans likely won’t ever forget the Badgers’ victory against Kentucky in this past season’s Final Four. The same can probably be said about the Wildcats and their fan base about their devastating loss. A flight attendant/Kentucky fan hasn’t forgotten about it, anyway. Today, Wisconsin guard Vitto Brown wore a Badgers’ shirt while flying. A flight attendant on his plane couldn’t stand the sight of it. Walked on the plane with a Badgers shirt.. Flight attendant asked if I played. I said yes. She said she bleeds blue. I said keep bleeding.— Vitto Brown (@SenseiSwat33) June 28, 2015 Lol she was a Kentucky grad, I could see the salt visibly spewing from her face as I sat down with sly grin. She said she don’t like me..— Vitto Brown (@SenseiSwat33) June 28, 2015 Brown and his teammates will be able to brag about that victory for the rest of their lives.last_img read more

Football Dwayne Haskins selected as No 15 overall pick by Washington in

Ohio State redshirt sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins (7) calls out a play in the first half of the Rose Bowl Game featuring Ohio State and Washington. Ohio State won 28-23. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorFor the first time since Art Schlichter in 1982, an Ohio State quarterback was selected in the first round of the NFL draft.Former Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins has been selected with the No. 15 pick in the first round of the 2019 NFL draft by the Washington Redskins.Haskins was the second Buckeye taken in the draft, after former defensive end Nick Bosa went No. 2 overall to San Francisco 49ers. He’s the first Ohio State quarterback to be drafted since Cardale Jones was picked in the fourth round by the Buffalo Bills in 2016.Haskins is the first first-round selection hailing from the Big Ten since Kerry Collins was selected No. 5 overall out of Penn State by the Carolina Panthers in 1995. Haskins set Ohio State’s new single-season record for passing yards with 4,831, completion percentage with 70 percent (minimum 100 attempts) and touchdowns with 50, earning an invitation to New York City as a Heisman Trophy finalist. He also set the single-game passing yards record, throwing for 499 against Northwestern in the 2018 Big Ten title game, and tied the record for touchdowns with six on two different occasions.Under Haskins, the Ohio State offense finished No. 2 nationally in yards per game (535.7) and No. 2 in passing yards per game (358.7).Haskins declared for the NFL draft in the weeks following Ohio State’s Rose Bowl win against Washington. read more

Credit Market Making Publishers Nervous

first_imgThe Bear Stearns acquisition “certainly casts a gloomy outlook over where the markets and economy are headed,” DeSilva + Phillips managing partner Reed Phillips says. Kemp and Phillips are right. What’s going to come of situations like that with Reed Elsevier announcing plans to divest business sector magazine publisher Reed Business Information? A number of potential suitors have emerged, but is there really a strategic buyer out there willing to pony up $2-2.5 billion now?We’ll have to wait and see. Less than a week after its 21st annual media conference wrapped up in Florida, investment firm giant Bear Stearns Co. was sold Monday to rival JP Morgan Chase & Co. for $240 million—or just $2 per share, a 90 percent loss to what the company was worth a week ago.Although the dramatic news doesn’t have a direct impact on the magazine industry (unless Bear Stearns owes your business money, of course), it does have Wall Street traders up in arms again in a credit market that has former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan—who some blame for the housing market fallout—calling the current U.S. economic crisis the “most wrenching since the end of the second world war.” Capital markets across all industries, including media investors, are nervous about yesterday’s news—and for good reason. “Every time that we think that we’ve seen the bottom of the credit market, something like this happens and we see that it can get much, much worse,” Veronis Suhler Stevenson managing partner Tom Kemp told me during a phone conversation this morning. “Every time these things happen, the credit approval process becomes more difficult, leverage will be tougher and pricing will be higher.”last_img read more

Pentagon Lifts Hiring Freeze on Civilian Workers

first_imgThe Defense Department has rescinded a civilian hiring freeze for the office of the secretary of defense (OSD), defense agencies and field activities that applied to all vacant positions.The department lifted the freeze, which went into effect March 20, after all organizations finished transferring their personnel records to a central manpower tracking system that provides officials a clearer picture of staffing levels, reported Defense News. The change was needed as the Pentagon imposes a 25 percent reduction in funding for fiscal years 2017 to 2020 on major DOD headquarters activities.OSD is planning to eliminate 309 positions by FY 2020, said DOD spokesman Eric Badger. Of those positions, 243 currently are filled.“We continue to expect the vast majority of impacted workers, upwards of 96 percent, will be placed in other jobs or take voluntary actions, such as an early retirement or separation incentive payments,” Badger said of those workers. The issue of headquarters reductions should remain on the front burner as Senate Armed Services Chair John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Defense Secretary Ash Carter focus on reforming the department, according to the story. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more