first_imgAlt rockers The Pixes have officially announced the details of their forthcoming studio album, ‘Indie Cindy,’ the band’s first release since 1991’s Trompe le Monde.Available via the band’s own independent label, Pixiesmusic, the new record is a compilation of recent EPs.Produced by Gil Norton (who was also behind Doolittle, Bossanova and Trompe Le Monde) the recording features Black Francis, Joey Santiago and David Lovering as well as bassist “Ding,” also known as Simon Archer. Not on the record are former bassists for the band Kim Deal and Kim Shattuck. Their current touring bassist—Pax Lenchantin—won’t be featured on the new release either.Indie Cindy will be released on April 29th in a variety of forms. A limited number—5,000 to be exact—of deluxe editions featuring a 13 live track album Live in the USA , recorded on the band’s recent tour, will also be available via their website.Along with the announcement of Indie Cindy came a video for “Snakes,” one of the tracks off the new album:-Sarah Compo (@sarahcompo)last_img read more

General municipal elections take place tomorrow

first_imgZone 1 – Cecil Lake, Goodlow and Clayhurst – poll at Cecil Lake Community HallZone 2 – Prespatou, Buick, Rose Prairie, Doig River First Nation, Blueberry River First Nation, North Pine, Montney and Wonowon – poll at Upper Pine SchoolZone 5 Rural Poll – Upper Halfway, Halfway River First Nation, Wonowon (west), Charlie Lake, Pink Mountain, and north of Mile 225 on the Alaska Highway – poll at Charlie Lake Elementary SchoolZone 5 – Residents of Fort St John – poll at the Royal Canadian LegionLearn more about the candidates running in Fort St. John, by clicking here.Candidates running for Fort St. John council in the 2018 municipal elections:Trevor Bolin (incumbent)Gord Klassen (incumbent)Larry Evans (incumbent)Bruce Christensen (incumbent)Byron Stewart (incumbent)Lilia Hansen (incumbent)Tony ZabinskyJustin JonesChuck FowlerJim HarrisGabor HarrisBecky GrimsrudDistrict of Taylor council candidates in the 2018 municipal elections:Rob Fraser (Mayoral incumbent)Laura Prosko (Mayoral candidate)Betty Ponto (incumbent)Brent Taillefer (Incumbent)Dave Lueneberg (Incumbent)Sherry DaviesMichelle TurnbullSchool District Trustees running in the 2018 municipal elections.Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The 2018 General Municipal Elections will take place tomorrow, October 20.In Fort St. John, there are 12 candidates vying to fill six seats on city council.In Taylor, there are five candidates looking to fill council seats, with two mayoral candidates in the running.- Advertisement -Voting for the municipal elections will take place at the Fort St. John Legion and at the Community Hall in Taylor, from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.Voting for School District Trustees will be taking place at various locations across the district.Here is a list of locations of where you can vote for School Trustees:Advertisement Trustee Electoral Area 1:Melanie Edwards; Cecil Lake, BCMadeleine Lehmann; Cecil Lake, BCTrustee Electoral Area 2:David Christie; Taylor, BCDavid Scott – Moncrieff; Fort St. John, BCTrustee Electoral Area 3:Nicole Gillis; Hudson’s Hope, BCTrustee Electoral Area 4:Ida Campbell; Taylor, BCTrustee Electoral Area 5:Erin Evans; Fort St. John, BCHelen Norma Gilbert; Fort St. John, BCDarrell Pasichnyk; Fort St. John, BCJeff Richert; Fort St. John, BCBill Snow; Fort St. John, BCAdvertisementlast_img read more

SA-Belgian duo win MTB’s richest stage

first_imgOnce on the Swartberg Pass, FedGroup Itec and Asrin Cycling began to trade subtle surges. But with four kilometres remaining where the gradient steepened, Reid, the current South African marathon champion, powered ahead and first Looser, then Stewart cracked. Schuermans, a cross-country specialist, was fighting a personal battle against cramps but managed to pull himself up to Reid and the pair charged ahead towards the finish line. “We weren’t keen to let any teams get away from us before the final climb today, which is why we went with FedGroup’s early move,” explained Reid. The cash prize for the stage for the overall winners was R112 000 ($12 000), while the women’s prize was R20 000 ($2 000). At 40km into the dry, sunny stage, on a steep, technical climb, Stewart and Looser put in an attack that only Schuermans and Reid were able to respond to. It was a long way out from the finish but the quartet decided to commit to the breakaway. The 85-kilometre stage (shortened from the original 92km due to a flooded river) started in Calitzdorp and finished on the summit of the Swartberg Pass, a 12km gravel road ascent that relentlessly winds upwards, with a vertical climb of 1 100 metres to a mountain-top finish. “We wanted to start fast and get a gap because we didn’t want to ride up the last climb under too much pressure,” said Langvad. SAinfo reporter Team RE:CM Davinci’s Annika Langvad (DEN) and Ariane Kleinhans (SUI) continued their dominance of the women’s category by claiming their third successive stage win in an impressive 12th place overall. “My teammate is from another planet,” said Kleinhans. “Annika is so strong on the flats and downhills and she just pulled me along for the first part of the race. We got quite a decent gap on the other women early on and just kept it steady to the finish.” ‘Targeted’“Jens and I are both young and both cross-country specialists, so the overall win in a long stage race would be unrealistic. That’s why we targeted this particular stage. We may be in with a chance of another stage win still.” Stage winnersThe stage winners of the other team categories were – Mixed: Cube Nutswerk MTB’s Birgit Lavrijssen (Ned) and Marco Minnaard (Ned); Veteran: Cube Nutswerk 2’s Micha de Vries (Ned) and Rik van den Hanenberg (Ned); Master: Wilde 3’s Lieb Loots (SA) and Izak Visagie (SA); Solo men: Darren Lill (Cannondale Blend) and Solo women: Bettina Uhlig.center_img Team RE:CM’s Waylon Woolcock and Erik Kleinhans finished fourth on the stage and held onto their second place overall, five minutes and 22 seconds down on FedGroup Itec, while Reid and Schuermans moved up to third overall after their good day out, 13 minutes 51 seconds off of the race lead. Chase groupThe size of the chase group dwindled steadily to five, comprising RE:CM, Westvaal Bells Cycling and Solo male racer, Darren Lill (Cannondale Blend), and a pursuit ensued to the base of the final climb with the gap down to as little as 25 seconds between the two groups at one point. Extended overall leadThey extended their overall race lead to almost 30 minutes over stage runners- up, Wheeler BMC’s Esther Suss (SUI) and Jane Nuessli (GBR). The all-South African Biogen team of Robyn de Groot and Ischen Stopforth were third on the stage and maintain third place overall. 23 October 2013 In the women’s race, Kleinhans and Langvad went on the attack early on and then just built on that as the stage progressed. Put out of podium contention by the mud on Monday’s stage, Reid and Schuermans were motivated from the start on Tuesday, slightly fresher than their rivals and eager to capture the race’s queen stage, their primary goal for the event. Podium placesOverall leaders, Brandon Stewart (SA) and Konny Looser (Sui) of Team FedGroup Itec finished second and extended their overall lead, with defending champions, Westvaal Bells Cycling’s Nico Bell (SA) and Gawie Combrinck (SA) rounding out the podium places. South African James Reid and Belgian teammate Jen Schuermans of the Asrin Cycling team claimed the richest stage prize in mountain bike racing when they won stage two of the Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek in the Western Cape on Tuesday. “When James asked me to be his teammate for this race two months ago, he said our main goal was to win stage two. So I trained specifically with this stage in mind. It feels so good to achieve our goal,” Schuermans smiled afterwards.last_img read more

New Network Management Tools From Solarwinds

first_imgEnterprise software tools vendor Solarwinds has announced new versions of several of its products to help enterprise virtualization and network admins better manage their networks. All are available now.First is a new version 4.0 of its Virtualization Manager (formerly called Hyper9) that allows you to examine little-used VMs, predict when you will run out of CPU or storage capacity, and turn back the clock to see when you first had a particular issue with your virtual infrastructure. There are VMware vSphere plug-ins that can perform some of these tasks directly within vCenter, and dashboards galore to help you keep track of all of VMs across your enterprise. Second is a new version 10.1 of its Orion Network Performance Monitor software that offers deeper visibility into the data center, with loads of new enhancements, including support for Cisco’s Unified Communication System and integration with Microsoft’s Active Directory. Finally, there is a new version 5.0 of Storage Manager Powered by Profiler. It allows you to map VMs to their actual physical storage they consume, along with being able to view thin provisioning information on your virtual disk storage so you can gain visibility into the level of over-commitment on your storage. It also integrates into the Orion Network Performance monitor for easier dashboard management.You can download a 30-day free trial for all of their products, and licenses start at less than $3000 with some very complex pricing tiers for each. On each of the site links above there are short intro videos that will show you around what is new and how each product can be used, along with lots of details on their other products too. IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Related Posts 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now david stromcenter_img Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Tags:#enterprise#networking last_img read more

ICC World Cup 2015: Key Players from West Indies

first_imgThe team, currently ranked eighth in the ODIs, will be led by Jason Holder following a surprise ommission of their regular captain Dwayne Bravo. The Windies boast a lethal weapon in their slam-bang opener Chris Gayle who has 258 ODI appearances to his name.Here’s a look at the key players from West Indies in the World Cup:Chris GaylePlaying role: All-rounderThe 35-year-old Jamaican powerhouse is one of the most destructive batsmen in modern day cricket. There are only a few batsmen in the world who are  capable of hitting the ball as cleanly as Gayle. Tall and imposing at the crease, he loves to carve through the covers off either foot, and has the ability to  decimate the figures of even the thriftiest of opening bowlers.In this era of Twenty20 cricket, Gayle is the batsman who has thrived like no other. One of the most feared batsmen in limited-overs cricket, Gayle took the  world by storm when he smashed a 57-ball 117, the first ever T20 century, against South Africa in the World T20 in 2007. During the IPL 2013, Gayle  blasted an unbeaten 175 against Pune Warriors to record the highest individual score, fastest century, and most sixes in a T20 innings.While he’s not putting the finest bowlers to shame, Gayle has also proved to be a very handy off-spinner. His brisk non-turning offspin has helped him turn  into a genuine all-rounder in limited-overs cricket. With over 8,500 runs and 158 wickets in ODIs, Gayle is a force to be reckoned with.advertisementSunil NarinePlaying role: Off-spinnerThe 26-year-old Trinidadian has established himself as a “mystery spinner” in the world of cricket. His variations, backed by perfect disguise, in off-breaks  has troubled some of the best batsmen in the world.Narine made his ODI debut in India during the 2011-12 tour and immediately made an impact with crucial wickets of Virat Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin  to power West Indies to a 16-run win. He was also pivotal for Kolkata Knight Riders in their IPL title triumph in 2012 and 2014. Narine was the second  highest wicket-taker in 2012 with 24 scalps and was just behind Mohit Sharma in the list of leading wicket-takers in 2014 with 21 wickets.With 73 wickets at 26.49 and an economy rate of 4.10, Narine is currently ranked second in both the ICC ODIs and Tests rankings. West Indies will be  counting on their mystery spinner to come good as they chase their long-awaited third World title.Darren SammyPlaying role: All-rounderThe 31-year-old St. Lucia player is one of the best all-rounders in modern day cricket today. His aggressive middle-order batting and consistent right-arm  seam bowling has turned him into a crucial player for the West Indies.On making his One Day International(ODI) debut against Bangladesh in 2004, Sammy became the first person from the island of St. Lucia to play  international cricket. Sammy was at his prolific best when India toured West Indies in 2011. Though he couldn’t save the series for his side, Sammy  showcased his bowling prowess with seven wickets in three games at an average of 38.28.Sammy’s medium-fast pace bowling will be of great use to support West Indies’ strike bowlers in the World Cup. A consistent bowler, though he does not  move the ball much Sammy delivers the ball with an upright seam and uses the crease to vary his angle of delivery. As a batsman, his strike-rate in ODIs of  98.11 is the second highest amongst West Indian players who have faced at least 500 deliveries (behind all-rounder Andre Russell on 119.34), and in ODI  innings of at least 25 runs holds the second, third, and fourth highest strike rates of West Indian players.Andre RussellPlaying role: All-rounderThe 29-year-old Jamaican made his first-class debut at the age of 19 and developed into a useful seamer and a reliable lower-order batsman. A clean striker  of the ball and a nippy seamer, Russell has cemented his place in the West Indies squad with memorable performances over the years.He made his ODI debut in the 2011 Cricket World Cup match against Ireland where he impressed with the ball, taking 1/37 from his 10 overs(2 maidens) to  guide his side to a 44-run win. In 2011, Russell smashed a 64-ball 92 with eight fours and five sixes, coming to the crease at 96/7, against India and powered  West Indies to a fighting total of 225/8.In the same series, scored 14-ball 25(3 fours, 1 six) and recorded a bowling spell of 3/16 from 7 overs to dismiss India for a mere 146. His all-round  performance powered the Windies to a 103-run win. In 2013, he became the 1st bowler in T20 to take 4 wickets in 4 successive deliveries. With over 800  runs and 50 wickets in ODIs, Russell will be one of the key players for West Indies in the upcoming World Cup.advertisementDwayne SmithPlaying role: All-rounderKnown as a game-changer in modern day cricket, the 31-year-old Barbados player boasts all the qualities you need to be a prolific all-rounder. He is an  aggressive and powerful right-handed batsman who bowls medium pace while being a livewire in the field.In the early 2006 tour against New Zealand Smith made his biggest bowling contribution yet to the West Indies team, taking 9 wickets at an impressive  average of 24.33. His wicket tally included innings figures of 5/45, which earned him the man of the match award at Eden Park and remains his best ODI  bowling figures.His typically savage hitting and useful medium-pacers earned him a contract with Mumbai Indians in the IPL. In 2009, he was bought by Deccan Chargers  where he amassed 215 runs at an average of 26.87. In 2012, he joined Mumbai Indians again and played a vital role in the win of Mumbai Indians against  Chennai Super Kings, when he hit Ben Hilfenhaus to the fence thrice in a row(6,4,4), when 14 runs were required off the last three balls.Squad: Jason Holder(c), Marlon Samuels, Sulieman Benn, Darren Bravo, Jonathan Carter, Sheldon Cottrell, Chris Gayle, Sunil Narine, Denesh Ramdin(wk), Kemar Roach, Andre Russell, Darren Sammy, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Smith, Jerome Taylorlast_img read more

a month ago​Coleman says Sheffield Utd win can restore Everton confidence

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Coleman says Sheffield Utd win can restore Everton confidenceby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSeamus Coleman believes that Sheffield United is the best chance for Everton to get their season back on track.The Blues face off against the newly promoted side off the back of a disappointing loss to Bournemouth.The consistency necessary to grab a top four or top six finish is still eluding Everton.But Coleman thinks they can start with a win against Sheffield and go from there.”We have to make sure we retain our confidence from our home form and try to make amends [following Bournemouth] against Sheffield United and go on from there,” Coleman told evertontv.”When you put on the Everton shirt – whether you are old or young – you have to take responsibility, to be brave and look for the ball at all times and help your teammates.”Not many of us could hold our heads high coming off the pitch [on Sunday] and that’s the truth.”Our home form is good but away from home at the minute it is disappointing and something we need to put right very fast if we want to be better this season.”We have to go into the Sheffield United game… and hopefully get three points and move forward and try to put it right.” last_img read more

Iggy Pop Challenges Unspeakably Cruel Bird Experiments At Yale University

first_imgRock icon Iggy Pop has sent a letter on PETA’s behalf to Yale University President Peter Salovey calling on him to end experimenter Christine Lattin’s chronic-stress experiments on wild songbirds, which Pop — the guardian of a bird named Biggy Pop — calls “wasteful, useless, and unspeakably cruel.”“As a person who admires birds, I was sickened to learn from PETA that a Yale experimenter, Christine Lattin, is trapping wild birds to experiment on in absolutely hideous ways,” he wrote. “This experimenter takes sparrows and other birds from nature and injects them with chemicals to destroy their adrenal glands. She has then intentionally caused them stress through a variety of torments, including yelling at them, playing loud music, rattling their cages every two minutes, rolling the cages back and forth so swiftly that they can’t perch, and restraining them in cloth bags for 30 minutes at a time, all petrifying experiences for them.“To top it off, after weeks and sometimes months of this abuse, the birds are then snuffed out, killed, as if their lives meant nothing.“These experiments are wasteful, useless, and unspeakably cruel. Birds have great intelligence and social needs that are as important to them as our own are to us.“Thank you for your consideration of this important matter. Please let me hear that Yale University will immediately act to stop these unethical experiments.”last_img read more

Gupta slams AAP govt over health services

first_imgNEW DELHI: Leader of Opposition, Vijender Gupta on Saturday asked the CM Kejriwal led Delhi Government which claims to spend Rs 7500 crore annually on health services as to what happened to 30,000 additional beds with all attendant medical staff and facilities which it had promised in its election manifesto 50 months back.He said that AAP had also promised that additional beds would include 4000 maternity beds. He added that when the AAP Government came to power in 2015, there were 9,817 beds in its hospitals. Accordingly, today this figure should have gone up to about 39,817 after 50 months of governance. “But it is surprising that in place of taking the bed strength to 30,000, AAP Government could struggle to increase just 213 beds in its hospitals. It failed to increase even a single bed in the maternity ward out of 4,000 promised. Thus, the Government could achieve 0.71% of its target. The poor performance should put the Government to shame which claims to spend 25% of its total budget on the health sector,” he said.last_img read more

Are The Winless Pelicans And Sixers Equally Bad

Embed Code FiveThirtyEight More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s show (Nov. 8 , 2016), we chat about Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott and wonder if the numbers can tell us anything about whether the Cowboys should start Tony Romo when he is healthy again. Then we preview FiveThirtyEight’s college football predictions and Neil Paine explains why working out the selection committee’s rankings makes forecasting the playoff a little harder than usual. Finally, new FiveThirtyEight sports writer Chris Herring joins to chat about bad teams in the NBA and whether the process is finally beginning to pay off for the Philadelphia 76ers. Plus, a special Election Day quiz on the best presidents in American history.Links to what we discussed:Neil Paine says Dak Prescott is already playing as well as Tony Romo ever has.ESPN Stats & Info explains why Dak Prescott was the best quarterback in the NFL last weekend.Neil Paine explains how FiveThirtyEight is predicting this year’s College Football Playoff.You can find the site’s predictions here.Tom Ziller at SB Nation says the New Orleans Pelicans and Anthony Davis are probably destined for a sad future.If you want to check out the historical rankings of U.S. presidents that we discussed at the end of the show, you can find them here.And Julia Azari wrote about how scholarly rankings of presidents are correlated with the presidents’ years of experience. read more

Ohio State womens basketball holds on at Rutgers 6758

OSU junior forward Shayla Cooper (32) and Purdue sophomore center Bree Horrocks jostle for position in a game on Jan. 17 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 90-70. Credit: Kevin Stankiewicz | Asst. Sports EditorSnow was a concern in Piscataway, New Jersey, along with the rest of the East Coast, but the Big Ten matchup between No. 7 Ohio State (14-4, 6-1) and Rutgers (12-7, 3-4) women’s basketball played on regardless.The Buckeyes and Scarlet Knights battled throughout the entire 40 minutes of play. With preparation being essential in the midst of the conference schedule, the Scarlet and Gray exhibited that they were the primed team, winning 67-58.Coming into the matchup, the Scarlet Knights led the Big Ten in scoring defense while the Buckeyes led in scoring offense, making it an intriguing battle on paper and, initially, in reality.It took a couple possessions for the Buckeyes to warm up to the Louis Brown Athletic Center environment, but once they got in a groove, they began to get back to their exemplary scoring ways.Rutgers was right behind the Buckeyes in the first quarter, forcing OSU to earn all of its points, and offensively being patient for high-quality shots. Both teams shot over 50 percent from the field in the first, showcasing fantastic efficiency.With the lead changing 10 times, neither team was able to go on a run in the second quarter. The Scarlet Knights limited the Buckeyes from their bread-and-butter high-velocity transition offense, forcing them to slow the ball down and run a halfcourt set. Although OSU’s sophomore guard Kelsey Mitchell was able to create her own shots, netting 14 points in the half, the scoring sensation likes to get her team involved on the fast break.Rutgers’ first-half offense was dedicated to running through its set plays and finishing in the paint. Senior forward Kahleah Copper brought in eight points in the first half, shooting 4-of-6 from the field, as well as grabbing nine rebounds. When the Buckeyes were able to protect the paint, the Scarlet Knights found sophomore guard Shrita Parker for open shots at the 3-point line. Parker ended the half with eight points also and converted both of her attempts from behind the arc.The third quarter told a different tale, as OSU picked up its scoring. With Rutgers coming out spotlighting Mitchell, the second half of the Buckeyes’ backcourt scoring duo, senior guard Ameryst Alston, took her turn in putting points on the board. Alston’s seventh point of the game surpassed the 1,900-point mark for her career, an impressive milestone for any collegiate basketball player. With 10 games still to play in the regular season, 2,000 career points is practical in her last crusade wearing scarlet and gray.Going into the closing quarter, OSU led by 17 points and did not have any intentions of letting the Scarlet Knights make their way back into the game.Applying full-court pressure to start the quarter established the Buckeyes presence and momentum, eliminating the Scarlet Knight productivity with their multiple half-court set plays.Once coach Kevin McGuff took off the full-court press, Rutgers immediately took advantage, cutting the lead down to single digits with fewer than five minutes to play in the game.Rather than a shift in momentum, the small run that Rutgers went on was simply a scare, as the Buckeyes were able to put a hold on the Scarlet Knights in the final minutes of play.Mitchell finished the game with 22 points, shooting 8-for-15 from the field in the matinee. Alston and sophomore forward Alexa Hart each accumulated 15 points, with Hart grabbing eight rebounds and Alston dishing out five assists.Rutgers had four players scoring in double digits, being led by Copper with 18 points and 13 rebounds. The sniper from 3-point land, Parker, ended with 13 points getting 12 of those points off of trey balls. Junior guard Tyler Scaife and redshirt senior Briyona Canty each chipped in 11 points.The Buckeyes are next scheduled to travel back home to Columbus looking to continue their winning streak against the Northwestern Wildcats (13-6, 2-5). The last time OSU lost was at Northwestern on Jan. 14. Thursday, the rock is set to be tossed up for tip off in the Schottenstein Center at 7 p.m. read more