The Giants were clinging to a one-run lead one night in Pittsburgh and Reyes Moronta reclaimed the mound in the seventh inning to face Jung-Ho Kang leading off.First a pair of 96-mph fastballs followed by a pair of sweeping sliders put the count at 2-2. Moronta had flashed his standard flame, but a 90-mph changeup that twisted into the lower inside corner not only had Kang whiffing, but the entire Giants dugout fanning themselves in disbelief.It was the best pitch Tony Watson had seen all …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest After grabbing international media headlines last winter, the Ohio Pork Council is pleased to launch their new-and-improved Bacon Vending Machine at Ohio Stadium just in time for football season. The Bacon Vending Machine was available for the first home game of the season for Buckeye fans to purchase ready-to-eat bacon, while supplies last, at Ohio Stadium all season long.“The Ohio Pork Council is proud to support Ohio State Athletics and could not think of a more fitting location to launch our new Bacon Vending Machine than Ohio Stadium,” said Nathan Schroeder, District 1 Director, a pig farmer from Putnam County, Ohio. “Thanks to the Bacon Vending Machine, fans can cheer the Buckeyes on to victory with a classic game day favorite — bacon.”Developed in collaboration with Innovative Vending Solutions, the custom machine features a variety of ready-to-eat bacon for fans to enjoy at an affordable price. The modern machine also features a touch screen interface with educational videos and facts about Ohio’s pig farming community on display — enabling consumers to learn more about responsibly raised pork.“In partnership with the We Care initiative, the Bacon Vending Machine serves as a unique conversation piece for Ohio’s pig farmers to educate consumers about their commitment to responsible animal care and providing quality pork products,” Schroeder said.The Ohio Pork Council invites Buckeye fans to visit the Bacon Vending Machine, located near section 37A in the south stands, at each home game for the remainder of the season.For more information about Ohio’s pig farming community, visit www.OhioPork.org.
The Passive House Institute US sees closer ties ahead with Massachusetts-based Building Science Corp., the widely respected building consulting firm led by Betsy Pettit and Joseph Lstiburek, in the development of new standards for energy efficient housing.According to Katrin Klingenberg, the executive director of PHIUS, the Building Science Corp. will help PHIUS develop a new Passive House standard that is more appropriate for North American climates than the Passivhaus standard developed in Darmstadt, Germany, by Dr. Wolfgang Feist.Building Science Corp. has been an important partner in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America and Challenge Home program, and Building Science President Pettit said the two organizations could help each other as Challenge Home “ratchets up” its requirements and PHIUS works on climate-specific standards. RELATED ARTICLES Redefining PassivhausNew Passive Building Standards for North AmericaA New Passivhaus Standard for North AmericaPossible Relaxation of Passivhaus Standard Stirs Debate A Petition Strives to Defend a Certain Definition of ‘Passive House’ A Proposed Passivhaus Amendment for New England “This is great news on multiple fronts,” PHIUS said in a news release. “It brings Building Science Corporation’s industry-leading expertise and resources to passive research. It marks the US DOE’s continued support for making passive the basis for future energy efficiency efforts. It continues the momentum of moving passive from novelty to best practice and into the mainstream market.” Energy efficiency goals are convergingThe proposed PHIUS standard, like its German Passivhaus counterpart, will set requirements for energy consumption and airtightness. Klingenberg said by telephone that PHIUS is working toward three or four standards that are tailored more precisely to different climates zones. The current standard of both the European and U.S. programs is suitable for a moderate, heating-dominated climate zones, she said, but not necessarily for the diversity of climates in North American.The first draft of a new PHIUS standard better adapted to North American climates is due to be released for public comment and peer review in September 2014, Klingenberg said, and the collaboration with Building Science Corp. would represent a “synergistic relationship” as it moves toward the goal.Pettit said the common goal of the PHIUS and Challenge Home programs is to find the lowest cost, highest performing assembly of building materials by climate zone. She called that the “sweet spot” of cost optimization, something that needed periodic review as costs and building materials both change.
TORONTO – Four men accused of arranging a brazen daytime killing at a crowded Toronto cafe as part of a feud among drug traffickers were found guilty of first-degree murder on Thursday.The convictions of Nicola Nero, Martino Caputo, Rabih Alkhalil and Dean Wiwchar carry automatic life sentences without parole eligibility for 25 years. The men were also convicted of conspiracy to commit murder.The four had been on trial for the death of John Raposo, who was shot on the patio of the Sicilian Sidewalk Cafe on the afternoon of June 18, 2012, as soccer fans gathered to watch a Euro Cup game.The men showed little emotion as their verdicts were announced in a packed courtroom. Jury members deliberated for two days before making their decision.Raposo’s family thanked the judge, the jury and the prosecutors involved in the case but said they were still mourning their loss.“Our hearts are broken. Justice cannot bring back the missing link in our family,” Raposo’s cousin, Helen Pacheco said outside court. “We ask everyone to remember John not how he died but how he lived.”Prosecutors accused Wiwchar of actually carrying out the killing of Raposo. They said the men on trial orchestrated the hit on their rival partly because they believed Raposo had ratted Nero out to authorities.Nero, Caputo and Alkhalil plotted to steal a 200-kilogram shipment of cocaine from Raposo, split the money between them, and have him assassinated, court was told.The Crown relied partly on encrypted messages it said were exchanged by the men in the months leading up to the shooting.In at least one message, Nero called Raposo a “rat” who deserved to die for the harm he had caused, court heard. Another message had Wiwchar calling himself a contract killer who warranted a $100,000 fee.But one of the defence lawyers said any talk of revenge in those messages was pure “macho trash talk” and should not be considered proof of a murder plot.Alan Gold, who represents Nero, told the court the group considered stealing the drugs from Raposo to be retribution enough.Prosecutors alleged Wiwchar travelled from Vancouver for the job, and donned an elaborate disguise in an effort to evade authorities.Witnesses described the killer as wearing a shoulder-length wig, sunglasses, a dust mask, an orange construction vest with a reflective X on it and a hardhat, court heard.The Crown said a hardhat, construction vest and skin-coloured face masks were among the items found in Wiwchar’s Vancouver home, while searches on his home in Surrey, B.C. netted a cache of firearms as well as wigs, liquid latex skin, theatrical makeup, fake moustaches and beards and other items.Other searches uncovered more than $60,000 in cash, the prosecution said.Wiwchar was arrested three days after Raposo’s death. Nero, who was arrested in a drug investigation roughly a month before the killing, was charged while behind bars in early 2013, around the same time that Caputo was arrested in Germany. Alkhalil was arrested in Greece the following year.The four men are to be sentenced on the conspiracy count at a still-to-be determined date but their lawyers will return May 23 possibly to make arguments about how long it took to get to trial.
MONTREAL – A new study suggests anglophone Montrealers drink more excessively than their francophone and allophone counterparts and that tippling habits are split along linguistic and cultural lines.The CROP survey commissioned for Educ’alcool, a non-profit that champions responsible alcohol consumption, indicates English-speaking Montrealers are harder drinkers than their francophone counterparts.The results unveiled Tuesday found that 46 per cent of the anglophones surveyed admitted to binge drinking (five or more drinks in one session) in the past year, compared with 39 per cent of francophones and 27 per cent of people whose mother tongue was neither French nor English.Anglophones also were more likely to drive drunk — about 15 per cent admitted to doing so compared with just four per cent of francophones and two per cent of allophones.“Anglophones drink more often, drink more, drink more in excess and drink and drive more than francophones, who in turn … (do the same) compared to allophones, who are the best consumers of the group,” Educ’alcool executive director Hubert Sacy said in an interview.While the poll doesn’t explain why, Sacy said there are several explanations for the numbers, including the link between income and drinking.“The more money they have, the more alcohol they drink,” Sacy said. “When you don’t have enough money to cover normal expenses, you don’t spend money on alcohol.”Sacy added that allophones often come from countries where alcohol isn’t consumed in large quantities, whereas anglophones stem from cultures that view drinking as more normal.Educ’alcool commissions the survey every two years to get a better idea of portrait of alcohol consumption and behaviours in the province.Sacy said a 2015 survey suggested a discrepancy between francophone and non-francophone drinkers, but the sample size was too small.This year, they tripled the number surveyed to 2,700 Quebecers, including 150 in Montreal from each of the three groups, revealing very distinct drinking habits.While the other groups preferred to drink with friends, 73 per cent of anglophones preferred drinking at home, the study suggested.Some 79 per cent of Montrealers in the survey considered themselves drinkers, but the consumption rate varied by group: 1.9 times a week for anglophones compared to 1.4 for francophones and 1.1 for allophones.For Ziggy Eichenbaum, owner of Ziggy’s Pub on Montreal’s bustling Crescent Street, there doesn’t appear to be a huge difference in drinking habits among patrons, except for their preferences.“The French have more tendency to drink more wine, the English have a tendency to drink more beer and alcoholic beverages,” Eichenbaum said of his clientele.Sacy said a number that struck him was the 18 per cent of Montrealers who reported encountering a police alcohol checkpoint in the Montreal area in a 12-month span.That 82 per cent have not is worrisome given that roadblocks are a proven deterrent, he added.“One can understand police in urban areas have plenty of other things to do,” Sacy said. “But still, the decrease from two years ago is unacceptable.”The telephone survey of 2,700 Quebecers between Feb. 20 and March 20 of this year is considered to have a margin of error of 1.9 percentage points, 19 times out of 20. The margin of error for results by region increased to eight percentage points.
Home (RealSimple.com executive editor Laura Schocker and Coastal Living editor Steele Marcoux) “It is clear that we have a greater impact and reach by working as a more unified digital team, especially at a time when so much of our audience now consumes our content in ways that defy brand boundaries,” wrote Murray in the memo. Travel & Luxury (Travel + Leisure digital director Miles Stiverson) It’s the continuation of a movement that’s been taking hold within the company for some time now, aimed at driving efficiency by maintaining separate brand identities — for instance, People, Sports Illustrated, or Entertainment Weekly — but also identifying and cross-promoting content that might be suitable for multiple audiences. In a memo to staff provided to Folio:, chief content officer Alan Murray officially revealed today the formation of ten digital desks based on ten different topical beats. Each desk will be staffed by one of Time Inc.’s editors, who will seek to aggregate and coordinate content across multiple Time Inc. brands. The shift began in July, when Time Inc. consolidated business-side operations, eliminating individual publishers to more easily sell and market across titles, but to this point editorial has largely been left unaffected. “While most routine assignments will continue to be handled within the brands, it will be the role of the desk leaders to ensure that we are collaborating in real time, quickly seizing opportunities to win in social and search and steering our collective resources where we can have the most impact,” added Murray in the memo. “We will track our growth not just across brands but also across the desks.”More on this topic Time Inc. Unifies Sales Force, Eliminates Publishers Jen Wong Named COO of Time Inc. Time Inc. Names Jennifer Wong New Head of Digital Updated: Dozens More Staffers Cut at Time Inc. Time Inc. Launching ‘Digital Desks’ and Streamlining Production Time Inc. Splits Titles into Four Groups, Reveals Editorial LeadershipJust In This Just In: Magazines Are Not TV Networks Editor & Publisher Magazine Sold to Digital Media Consultant TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the Move Meredith Corp. Makes Digital-Side Promotions | People on the Move PE Firm Acquires Majority Stake in Industry Dive BabyCenter Sold to Ziff Davis Parent J2 Media | News & NotesPowered by Health (Health.com executive editor Theresa Tamkins) Entertainment (EW.com editor Christopher Rosen) Style & Beauty (People style and beauty director Andrea Lavinthal) Food (Cooking Light and MyRecipes digital director Stacey Rivera) As Time Inc. continues to shift resources toward its growing portfolio of digital media brands — whose unique monthly visitors now outnumber Twitter’s — the publisher has revealed a major retooling of its editorial structure. Additionally, Edward Felsenthal will provide oversight of the News, Technology, Food, Health, Home, and Travel desks, while Will Lee will oversee Beauty & Style, Celebrity, Entertainment, and Sports. Both were already group digital directors prior to today’s announcement, leading digital efforts across several titles. News (Time news director Dan Hirschhorn) Sports (Sports Illustrated digital editor Mark McClusky) The ten digital desks (and their leaders) are: Celebrity (People.com executive editor Sara Nathan) Murray adds that no reporters or editors are being removed from the titles for which they currently work, but instead will be asked to contribute to at least one digital desk in addition to their current duties. Technology (Fortune digital editor Andrew Nusca)
ADC AUTHOR The White House has threatened to veto the House version of the fiscal 2020 National Defense Authorization Act in part due to PFAS regulation provisions the chamber decided to allow for consideration on the annual defense policy bill, Stars and Stripes reported.A White House statement issued last week listed several dozen amendments to the legislation it opposes, which included two specific PFAS regulation provisions proposed by the Democrat-led House. If the amendments opposed by the White House passed in the House NDAA, including the PFAS regulation provisions that the administration said unduly targeted the Defense Department, President Donald Trump would veto the measure, according to the White House statement.“At potentially great cost to and significant impact on DOD’s mission, the legislation singles out DOD, only one contributor to this national issue,” the White House statement said.Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), whose Senate-approved NDAA provision was modified into a PFAS amendment for consideration in the House legislation, called the veto threat that includes opposition to PFAS provisions “outrageous,” according to the report.Udall called the administration’s statement that the military is only a small part of the PFAS contamination problem “flat out wrong,” charging that exposure around installations where large quantities of PFAS-based firefighting foam has been used is more concentrated.One of the opposed provisions would phase out military use of firefighting foam with PFAS by 2025. The other would require DOD to treat contaminated water near bases that are used for agricultural purposes, according to The Hill.More than 100 military sites across the country have known PFAS contamination in the drinking or groundwater, Udall said.The “forever chemicals” formally named perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl are common in firefighting foam used during training on military bases across the country. They have been in news reports in recent years as the cause of contamination of nearby groundwater.Research has found that exposure to PFAS can lead to conditions related to low infant birth weight, cancer, and impacts to the immune system in humans, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Amber Powell
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Jayanne English, University of Manitoba/NRAO/F. Schinzel et al., DRAO/Canadian Galactic Plane Survey and NASA/IRAS NASA astronomers have discovered a pulsar zipping though space like a hyperspeed cosmic cannonball, travelling at 2.5 million miles per hour — five times faster than your average pulsar.At that speed, it’s travelling at a startling 694 miles per second. If you could somehow build a cannon capable of firing this pulsar from the starboard side of your pirate ship in the Atlantic Ocean, it would speed around the Earth and hit your port side 35 seconds later. Arrrr!Pirate ships aside, a pulsar is the rapidly rotating, dense star left behind in the wake of a massive supernova explosion. Astronomers believe that the explosion can send the pulsar hurtling through space like a cannonball. This one, named PSR J0002+6216, was discovered using NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, which originally launched to space in 2008, and a suite of Earth-based radio telescopes known as the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array.PSR J0002+6216 — or “J0002″ — is not like most of those other, standard, boring, pulsars we’ve seen before. No, J0002, is like the Sonic the Hedgehog version of a pulsar — faster than 99 percent of those we’ve measured in the past. Thanks to Fermi, which launched in 2008, there is a decade of data with which to analyze J0002, meaning the research team could provide an accurate measurement of its movements.”The longer the data set, the more powerful the pulsar timing technique is,” said Matthew Kerr, a researcher with the US Naval Research Laboratory. “Fermi’s lovely 10-year data set is essentially what made this measurement possible.” Tags Share your voice 13 Photos Sci-Tech 0 NASA J0002 currently lies about 6,500 light-years away in a constellation known as Cassiopeia, and 53 light-years away from the remnants of a huge stellar explosion known as CTB 1. That explosion took place around 10,000 years ago and resulted in a rapidly expanding bubble of gas that engulfed the pulsar.But around 5,000 years ago, the incredibly fast pulsar would have burst though the ghostly gas cloud, and continued speeding away, resulting in the fabulous image at the top of this article showing a streaky, fiery yellow tail. That tail looks small in the image, but it extends 13 light-years behind the speeding cosmic cannonball.The tail also allows astronomers to trace the origin of the pulsar, giving them a better chance to understand how it formed and how it was ejected from the supernova explosion.”Further study of this object will help us better understand how these explosions are able to ‘kick’ neutron stars to such high speed,” said Frank Schinzel, a scientist at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory.The pulsar was first discovered in 2017 as part of a citizen-science project known as Einstein@Home. That project uses the processing power of idling computers to search Fermi’s mountain of data for hints of a pulsar and, to date, has enabled the discovery of 23.The work will be published in an upcoming edition of Astrophysical Journal Letters. NASA’s Hubble telescope delivers stunning new space pictures Post a comment