US women end drought, beat Canada for gold in a shootout

first_imgMarie-Philip Poulin and Haley Irwin each scored goals for Canada. Agosta and Melodie Daoust scored in the shootout.The Canadians, who had pushed the Americans around for much of the game and taken penalties for it, wept on the ice as they accepted their silver medals. Jocelyne Larocque took hers off immediately and held it in her hands as the Americans stood nearby awaiting their gold.“It’s just hard,” Larocque said. “You work so hard. We wanted gold but didn’t get it.”Added Canada coach Laura Schuler: “There’s not a lot of words that can describe how you feel. It was a great game of hockey. It’s what we expected: back and forth hockey.”The Americans had dominated the women’s game in non-Olympic years, winning the last four and eight of the last 10 world championships, including a 3-2 overtime victory over Canada last spring.It only made the lack of gold at the Olympics all the more noticeable, and Canada has been in their way since losing the inaugural gold in Nagano in 1998. Canada had won 24 straight Olympic games to go along with those four consecutive gold medals — a streak of success in a women’s team sport second only to the U.S. basketball team’s current streak of six straight gold.This was the eighth time these North American rivals had met in the Olympics and the fifth with gold on the line. None of the previous seven was decided by more than two goals.U.S. coach Robb Stauber went with Rooney in net for the biggest game of her career — the goalie for each of the three wins against Canada last fall during a pre-Olympic exhibition tour.Canada had Shannon Szabados in goal for her third Olympic gold medal game, and her teammates made her job very easy by keeping the puck in front of Rooney for most of the first period by dictating play. The Americans couldn’t use their speed or get organized even with two power plays until Sarah Nurse went in the box for interference late in the period.Knight gave the U.S. a 1-0 lead with 25.4 seconds left in the first, redirecting a shot from Sidney Morin through Szabados’ pads to give the Americans a jolt of energy. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City The Americans piled over the boards, throwing gloves in the air before huddling and hugging on the ice — 20 years after the women’s last gold medal in women’s hockey and 38 years to the day after he men’s famous “Miracle on Ice” victory over the Russians in group play at Lake Placid.“I can’t put it into words,” defenseman Kacey Bellamy said. “This whole year is for everyone that came before us. This is for Julie Chu (former USA team captain) and for all our families at home, the schools that we went to, everyone supporting us.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkLamoureux-Davidson’s shootout goal was the talk of the game. She feinted a wrist shot, then drew Szabados out of the net by faking a backhand and came back to slide the puck past Szabados’ outstretched leg into the open net for the clinching score.Her twin, Monique Lamoureux-Moranda, said coach Peter Elander, now at Ohio State, had taught the sisters the shootout move when the three were at the University of North Dakota. That lasted only 2 minutes into the second when Irwin tipped a midair pass from Blayre Turnbull over Rooney’s left leg for Canada. And when Morin lost the puck, Melodie Daoust grabbed it and passed to Meghan Agosta who hit Poulin for the wrister into the left side of the net at 6:55 for a 2-1 lead.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Not everyone can take the pressure like that and she took it like a champ,” she said.Gigi Marvin and Amanda Kessel also scored in the shootout, another nail-biter ending four years after Canada won its fourth-straight gold medal in Sochi after rallying to stun the Americans in overtime.Monique Lamoureux-Morando tied it up with a breakaway with 6:21 left in regulation . Hilary Knight also had a goal and Rooney was spectacular, making 29 saves for the win. The 20-year-old goalie stopped the last two Canadian shooters in the shootout in Brianne Jenner and then Meghan Agosta on her second attempt.It was sweet redemption for the 10 Americans who watched the Canadians snatch gold away in Sochi. Not only did the Americans end the Canadians’ stranglehold on Olympic gold, they ended a skid of five straight against their rival coming into this game, including a 2-1 loss in the tournament a week ago.“It is everything for our country,” U.S. coach Robb Stauber said. “I am just so thankful for the outcome. It was a thrilling final. It was unreal.”ADVERTISEMENT South Koreans call for skaters to be booted from games United States celebrates beating Canada in the women’s gold medal hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)GANGNEUNG, South Korea — The Americans’ gold medal drought is finally over. They needed the first shootout in an Olympic women’s final to do it, too.Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scored a dazzling, triple-deke goal in the sixth round of a shootout thriller and Maddie Rooney stuffed the last two Canadians to wrap up a 3-2 victory over archrival Canada on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcanolast_img read more

Negotiation with Govt was for “living wage” – GPSU

first_imgGPSU President Patrick YardeThe Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) said its engagement with the Government in the wages, salaries and allowances negotiation had a clear goal of seeking out a “a living wage” for public servants, solutions of the de-bunching issue within scales, and addressing the matter of the adequacy of allowances paid to public officers.The two parties are still at a standstill following Government’s announcement on Wednesday that the negotiation had come to an end and that the GPSU is yet to accept a 10 per cent increase offer. The public servants’ representative said the issue has to be discussed at its General Council meeting.“Prior to the start of the negotiations it had been agreed at the level of the union, that, first, an appropriate stage having been reached, our members would be briefed on the unfolding negotiations. It had also been agreed that the position of the Government of Guyana would be put to the General Council of the Union with a view to having it arrive at a determination as to whether that position met with the expectations of the union’s members in the context of the mandate set the negotiating team,” GPSU said in a statement on Thursday evening.It said during the initial period of the discussions, Government’s negotiating team made two offers commencing at the base at 5.5 per cent. They then increased that by .5 to six per cent. The union’s negotiating team rejected both proposals.“The union requested detailed information on several aspects of Government’s revenue and expenditure. Up to this time, these have not been provided. Even in the absence of the requested information the Union proceeded to finalise its own proposals. These were presented on August 9, 2016,” the GPSU statement outlined.Government on Wednesday evening issued a public statement reiterating that its “proposal took into consideration the fundamental need for a restructured public service which included the adjustment of scales for wages and salaries; the implementation of a merit increment system; and a resolution of the issue of de-bunching.”According to the missive released by Reginald Brotherson, head of the Government’s negotiating team, “GPSU agreed to consider Government’s final offer and indicated that a response will be forthcoming after a meeting of its General Council.”The negotiations were conducted within a two-month period from June 22, 2016 to August 24, 2016.The initial proposal of the GPSU was for a 40 per cent across the board increase for public servants, but this was subsequently adjusted to 25 per cent. The union had also demanded that allowances be included in the negotiations.Government responded by proposing that persons earning less than $100,000 be paid a 10 per cent increase while persons earning above $1 million would only get a one per cent increase.The union in its statement listed it wages, salaries and allowances proposals over a three-year period from 2016 to 2018.For the period of 2016, the GPSU proposed that “effective January 1, 2016, a flat increase of seven thousand, five hundred dollars ($7500) per month added to the salary at December 31, 2015 of each person employed in the public service as well as to the amount payable at the minimum and maximum of each of bands one to 14 of the schedule of salary in the public service” in addition to “a 25 per cent increase across the board to the salary of each person employed in the public service as well as to the amount payable at the minimum and maximum of each of bands one to 14 of the schedule of salary in the public service.” With respect to 2017, GPSU proposed “a flat increase of seven thousand dollars ($7000) per month added to the salary at December 31, 2016 of each person employed in the public service as well as to the amount payable at the minimum and maximum of each of bands one to 14 of the schedule of salary in the public service” in addition to “a 20 per cent increase across the board to the salary as at December 2016 of each person employed in the public service as well as to the amount payable at the minimum and maximum of each of bands one to 14 of the schedule of salary in the public service.”While for the third year of 2018, it was proposed by the GPSU that “a flat increase of nine thousand dollars ($9000) per month added to the salary at December 31, 2017 of each person employed in the public service as well as to the amount payable at the minimum and maximum of each of bands one to 14 of the schedule of salary in the public service” in addition to “a 20 per cent increase across the board to the salary as at December 2017 of each person employed in the public service as well as to the amount payable at the minimum and maximum of each of bands one to 14 of the schedule of salary in the public service”The union body also outlined that in respect of each of three years there “shall be an additional increase to cover the inflation as determined by the Bureau of Statistics.”The two-month long collective bargaining process concluded on Thursday without a definite agreement in place, leaving the door open to a unilateral increases by Government should the unions continue to reject the proposals.last_img read more

Chelsea face competition from Gunners for Saints star – report

first_imgSouthampton prospect Luke Shaw is a target for Arsenal, the Daily Mirror say.Chelsea are one of several clubs to have shown an interest in the 17-year-old left-back but have been told by the Saints that he is not for sale.It is claimed that Arsenal had him watched in a pre-season friendly against Ajax in which he came on as a second-half substitute.Related West London Sport story: Chelsea to table bid for Saints prospect The Daily Telegraph believe Chelsea will offer Wigan an initial £6m rising to £9m for Victor Moses and want Marseille’s Spanish right-back Cesar Azpilicueta for £8m.And The Sun suggest manager Roberto Di Matteo will make at least two more big-money signings to take Chelsea’s summer spending past the £100m mark.This page is regularly updated.  Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Knowledge of Light Is Power

first_imgNow that engineers are becoming adept at manipulating materials at the scale of billionths of a meter, they are taking first steps toward using a power source familiar to plants: light.  Science Daily described the first humble attempts to get light photons to drive nano-sized machines.    The article did not mention whether photosynthesis provided any inspiration for the research, but it is well known that plant chloroplasts are able to harvest single photons for energy with optimal efficiency.  These engineers realize their first attempts have a long way to go.  The light intensity they are using is a million times stronger than sunlight.  “It took more than 60 years to progress from the first transistors to the speed and power of today’s computers,” the article stated.  “Creating devices that run solely on light rather than electronics will now begin a similar process of development, according to the authors.”More power to them.  How about a little humility, though, considering that their technology can’t hold a candle to the light-harvesting abilities of blue-green algae?  The paradigm of our time is that time and chance accomplished a feat that is taxing the design capabilities of the human brain, the most complex arrangement of matter in the universe.(Visited 15 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Citizens key to making NDP work: Manuel

first_img4 February 2014An active citizenry is vital if South Africa is to meet the goals set out in its National Development Plan (NDP), National Planning Minister Trevor Manuel said on Monday.Addressing students, academics and members of the public at Stellenbosch University, Manuel said it was not only up to the government to meet the country’s needs, but that ordinary South Africans also had an important role to play in making the NDP’s Vision 2030 a reality.The NDP is a policy blueprint for eliminating poverty and reducing inequality in South Africa by 2030. Among other things, it identifies the key constraints to faster growth and presents a roadmap to a more inclusive economy that will address the country’s socio-economic imbalances.Manuel called on South Africans to work together to “fight against social ills such as rape and abuse to ensure that women can walk in the streets at any time of the day.“South Africans must also ask how they can reverse the effects of the Group Areas Act and ensure that towns and suburbs become more racially mixed.”Manuel said the NDP was not just a “plan for government … it’s a plan for all of us in South Africa”.Although the country’s social compact was damaged, he said, it “wasn’t beyond repair”, and this could be addressed through “strengthened leadership”.The kind of society envisaged in the Constitution was entirely attainable, he said, but required South Africans to take their share of responsibility for making the country a better place.Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

On Shutters and Water Management

first_imgI recently walked through a neighborhood in a Massachusetts town on the South Shore. As you might expect, the homes facing the ocean tended to be more luxurious, while the homes a few blocks in from the beach tended to be more humble.It’s fun to look at houses from the sidewalk (or, in this case, the beach). During my stroll, I ruminated on house design and construction quality. In this blog, I’ll focus on two themes: the first concerns shutters, and the second concerns flashing and water-management details.Shutters serve many purposes. During a storm, they can protect window glass from wind-driven projectiles. When the homeowners are away, they can provide security against burglars. In crime-ridden neighborhoods, they can allow residents to sleep with an open window that admits fresh air while still excluding intruders. On a hot afternoon, they can exclude sunlight while still allowing a breeze to enter the house. In Alaska, they exclude bears.Traditional shutters are usually made from wood. They can include louvers that permit ventilation, or they can be solid. In most cases, the width of a shutter is equal to half the width of the window it protects. Shutters hinge outward, and are usually secured in the open position by simple hardware so that they don’t flap in the wind.Sadly, shutters have fallen on hard times in the U.S. In many cases, builders no longer include any hinges, turning the shutters into useless decorations. The shutters are simply screwed to the wall and can’t even be closed. Here’s what I don’t understand: if the purpose of the shutters is decoration, why can’t the builder get the proportions right? Why are decorative shutters almost always too narrow — less than 50% of the window width?If… This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Start Free Trial Already a member? Log incenter_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.last_img read more

4 common mistakes customers make when transitioning to cloud hosting

first_imgThe Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Related Posts Richard Parker How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua… FDA Extends Collaboration on Living Heart Proje… What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#Amazon Web Services#AWS#cloud services#Google#Internet of Things#IoT#Microsoft If you use a computer to conduct business, then you’ve probably heard of cloud hosting. Also called “cloud computing,” cloud hosting is a digital network that lets business owners save their files, computer applications, and other resources on a remote server.The most obvious advantage of cloud hosting is that you can access your data from any Internet-enabled device. Other benefits include:Project teams can collaborate in real-time using the same files and computer applications;Cloud storage tends to be cheaper than buying several high-end hard drives;And if your computer or hard drive gets destroyed or stolen, you will still have access to the data you saved on the cloud.Depending on how you intend to use the cloud, migrating to cloud hosting is relatively easy. However, some business owners make mistakes that cost money, prevent them from taking full advantage of the cloud, or worst of all, cause them to lose their data.Here are four mistakes to avoid if you plan to migrate to cloud computing:Mistake #1: Choosing the wrong cloud hosting service providerIt is critical that you choose a reputable cloud hosting service provider. Before you transfer all of your files to a remote server, read online reviews to find out if past customers have lost their data.The demand for cloud computing has motivated plenty of fly-by-night entrepreneurs to offer inexpensive cloud hosting. But if your provider doesn’t back up your data and something happens to the server, you could wind up losing your saved resources.Ask your cloud hosting provider if it backs up its servers – and how many backups there will be of your work.You should also find out if your data will be encrypted when you upload or download it from the cloud. The most secure hosting providers require that the browser or app you use to access the cloud has an encrypted connection before you can download or upload content. Look at the padlock next to the URL to confirm that is says “https://”.Another important question is, “Will my data be encrypted?” You can probably find out by reading the hosting provider’s terms of service. You should not store sensitive content on the could unless it is encrypted.Mistake #2: Not taking full advantage of cloud hostingThe cloud is a versatile system, but many business owners fail to take full advantage of its benefits. Cloud hosting can help you save time and reduce expenses by optimizing your business processes.If you choose a reputable cloud hosting provider, then you won’t have to back up content you save on the cloud. So be sure to transition every possible digital resource to the cloud to minimize your storage backup responsibilities.If you work from both your home and office, then you don’t constantly need to transfer data from one computer to the next. Your content will be readily accessible on the cloud using any Internet-enabled device.Also, keep in mind that you can give clients and employees access to select files and applications on your cloud server. This offers a range of benefits – for example, employees can collaborate in real-time, and clients can monitor the progress of digital projects.Mistake #3: Underestimating the amount of bandwidth you need If you don’t purchase enough bandwidth, then your applications will run slower. Fortunately, cloud storage is cheap, and you can scale your bandwidth up or down depending on your specific needs. If you really want to cut costs, then you can compress files and use data deduplication, which eliminates redundant data.Mistake #4: Not making a full transition to cloud hostingMany business owners are reluctant to abandon their tried and tested business processes. It’s not easy to trust a third party hosting provider with your sensitive data, but if you do your research and ask the right questions – as outlined in “Mistake #1” – then your digital resources will be secure.Whether you manage dozens of employees, run a brick-and-mortar store, or work as a freelancer, you could probably improve efficiency and reduce your expenses by migrating to cloud hosting. Be sure to avoid these four mistakes, and you’ll be able to enjoy the many benefits of cloud computing. Richard Parker is senior writer at https://www.equities.com/user/Richard & https://www.theselfemployed.com/profile/richardparker/ . He covers industry-specific topics such as Entrepreneurship, Data/Security, Startups, Industrial, Growth Equity Community, Smart Cities, Connected Devices & Smart Homes. last_img read more

Australia raises unpaid CWG bills with Krishna

first_imgThe Australian government on Thursday raised with India the non-payment of bills to its companies by the Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organising Committee (OC).Australia’s Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd took up the issue with his Indian counterpart S.M. Krishna in Melbourne. Krishna assured Rudd that the matter would be taken up soon.According to reports, some Australian companies have been preparing a lawsuit against the CWG OC over millions of dollars that were allegedly not paid.”It has been brought to my notice and I would go back to India and take it up with the sports ministry,” Krishna said after his meeting with Rudd. He did not give any timeframe for resolving the matter, but the Australian minister expressed satisfaction over the assurance.”We are comfortable about the Indian government’s response… These matters are well in hand,” Rudd said.Referring to the Australian companies, Rudd said the private contractual arrangement made by these companies was a responsibility of the CWG authority. He said the government would work with the companies to ensure that they got their payments.Earlier, the Australian media had reported that events organiser and Sydney Olympics maestro Ric Birch had commissioned a law firm to draw up a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the Delhi Games organisers. The lawsuit would involve at least four of Australia’s biggest major event firms, including his company.According to reports, Australian Commonwealth Games Association CEO Perry Crosswhite said the association was one of the 30 or 40 Games bodies from around the world that had dues pending with the CWG OC.advertisement- With agency inputslast_img read more

AP CM, Jagan congratulate Sindhu on her silver medal

first_imgVijayawada, Aug 19 (PTI) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and Leader of Opposition Y S Jaganmohan Reddy joined the nation in congratulating P V Sindhu on winning silver medal in badminton at the Rio Olympics.”By fighting relentlessly for the gold with commendable spirit, Sindhu stood as an inspiration for scores of Indian youth. We are proud that shes a Telugu girl,” Chandrababu said in a statement.He also complimented her coach and mentor Pullela Gopichand for propelling her to Olympic glory.In a separate statement, Jagan said, “Her fighting spirit would inspire the sports fraternity of the country and the Telugu speaking states in particular and would pave way for many achievements in future.”He also congratulated the parents of Sindhu and her coach Pullela Gopichand on the occasion. PTI DBV NP AJRlast_img read more

Exclusive: Liam Rose wants out of CCM

first_imgA-League The Covert Agent: Former club champion Liam Rose wants out of Central Coast Mariners The Covert Agent Last updated 1 year ago 06:55 11/23/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Liam Rose Central Coast Mariners A-League Central Coast Mariners EXCLUSIVE: Goal’s resident spy reveals the talented youngster is keen to head abroad to further his career after stagnating in Gosford Central Coast Mariners midfielder Liam Rose is likely to leave the club at the end of the season to pursue overseas opportunities.The Covert Agent can reveal the 20-year-old has signed with an agent who has strong Scandinavian connections and will seek a release when the Mariners campaign comes to an end.Rose is currently out of favour with coach Paul Okon, having made only one start this campaign, with Dutch veterans Wout Brama and Tom Hiariej ahead in the defensive midfield pecking order. 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 His career has stagnated at Gosford since winning the Mariners Medal as a 19-year-old for his performances in the 2015-16 season.Rose has made 58 appearances for the club after being signed from the AIS by Graham Arnold in 2014.last_img read more