Astros-Cardinals mostly unrivaled

first_imgST. LOUIS – They are members of the same division. They’re perennial playoff teams. And they’re meeting for the second year in a row with a trip to the World Series at stake. All right! Let’s have some fightin’ words between these obviously bitter rivals. “They run a classy organization over there,” said Lance Berkman of the Houston Astros. “We have a lot of respect for them.” Hmm, maybe we’ll fare better at stirring things up in the opposing clubhouse. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “They’re a good bunch of guys,” said David Eckstein of the St. Louis Cardinals. “It’s hard to dislike them.” Thud. Clearly, this isn’t Middle America’s version of Yankees-Red Sox. In fact, it’s not even close to being the best rivalry in the NL Central – that distinction belongs to the Cardinals-Cubs. “That’s at a different level because of the fans,” Eckstein conceded. “I don’t know that you’ll find a Cardinals fan who says he hates the Astros more than the Cubs.” But, when it comes to performance on the field, the Cardinals and Astros have risen to the top of the senior circuit. center_img They’re back for the first NL championship series rematch in 13 years, which begins with Game 1 tonight at soon-to-be-demolished Busch Stadium (a new stadium, set to open in 2006, is rising next door). “It’s a classic from a baseball standpoint,” Cardinals manager Tony La Russa said. “Maybe you don’t get as much passion from the fans during Cardinals-Astros as you do for Cardinals-Cubs. But we’re building a pretty good passion base for our fans and for each other because we play so much.” Indeed, there are many similarities between the teams. Both have deep starting rotations. Both have dominating closers. Both have versatile offenses that can go long or manufacture runs when the situation calls for it. And both are making a habit of playing in October. St. Louis has six playoff appearances over the past decade, reaching the NLCS four times and the World Series a year ago with a seven-game victory over the Astros – a memorable series that was overshadowed by Boston’s comeback win against the Yankees in the ALCS. The Cardinals stayed alive when Jim Edmonds hit a game-winning homer in the 12th inning of Game 6. St. Louis closed out the series by beating Roger Clemens in Game 7. Houston is making its sixth playoff appearance in nine years and looking to reach the World Series for the first time in franchise history. The Astros made a breakthrough last year by escaping the opening round, beating perennial nemesis Atlanta. They knocked off the Braves again this year, advancing with an 18-inning win Sunday – the longest game in postseason history. Now, even after meeting 16 times during the regular season and preparing for Astros-Cardinals II, both sides say it’s impossible to drum up the sort of hatred that signifies a truly passionate rivalry. For one, Houston still feels like a junior member instead of an equal partner. The Cardinals followed up last year’s NL pennant – the 16th in franchise history – by going 11-5 against the Astros this season on the way to 100 wins and a runaway victory in the Central Division. Houston finished 11 games back, but managed to pull out the wild card after falling 15 games under .500 early in the year. “It’s not really going to be a rivalry until we start beating the Cardinals a couple of times,” Astros manager Phil Garner said. “When they go home mad, then it will be a rivalry. Right now, it’s kind of one-sided.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Honours for SA photographers

first_img5 October 2007South Africans David Goldblatt and Barry Lategan were among 22 photographers from around the world who were honoured at the Royal Photographic Society’s prestigious annual awards ceremony in London on Thursday.Goldblatt and Lategan were awarded honorary fellowships for their “significant individual achievements and contributions to the art and science of photography.”David Goldblatt“David Goldblatt’s photographs have documented the prosaic details of South African life for over five decades now,” Sean O’Toole writes in his biography of Goldblatt on art website Artthrob.“Whether photographing the stolid white suburb of Boksburg, or recording the invisible assault of apartheid by taking an early morning bus ride with the transported of KwaNdebele, his photographs have consistently impressed because of their eloquent humanism.”Born in Randfontein, a gold mining town near Johannesburg, in 1930, Goldblatt decided he wanted to be a magazine photographer while at high school.At the time, the field was almost unknown in South Africa, and he went to work in his father’s outfitting store while taking a bachelor of commerce degree at Witwatersrand University. After his father’s death in 1962, he sold the business and devoted his time to photography.Goldblatt has worked for corporations and institutions in South Africa and overseas, and his work has featured in documentaries and magazines. He has won numerous awards.In 1989, Goldblatt founded the Market Photography Workshop in Johannesburg, teaching disadvantaged youngsters photographic skills. In 2001, his retrospective, David Goldblatt: 51 Years, toured in New York, Barcelona, Rotterdam, Lisbon, Oxford, Brussels, Munich and Johannesburg.Barry LateganSouth African born Barry Lategan came to England to study at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, during which time he was called to national service in Germany, where his interest in photography developed.He opened a studio in London in 1965, where he took the first photographs of Twiggy, before moving to New York to live and work between 1977 and 1990.Lategan’s photographs have been published worldwide in Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Elle, Marie Claire and Life.His subjects have included Iman, Princess Anne, Calvin Klein, Jackie Bisset, Paul and Linda McCartney, David Bailey, Jean Shrimpton, Penelope Tree, Germaine Greer, Paloma Picasso, Lauren Hutton, Salman Rushdie, Margaux Hemingway, Marie Helvin, Bianca Jagger, and Jerry Hall.His work has been exhibited and retained in the Victoria & Albert Museum, The National Portrait Gallery, Tate Modern, the South African National Gallery and the University of Santa Barbara. He has also received numerous prestigious American and British Awards.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Joburg is the top place to be for Africa’s youth

first_imgLive, work and play. What makes Johannesburg the best African city for young people?. (Image: Youthful Cities) 18 February 2014The first comprehensive list to measure the liveability of the world’s cities from the perspectives, expectations and demands of the youth population – as voted for by the youth themselves – has rated Joburg among the top world cities, beating rivals across Africa.Read more on Media Club South Africa: Joburg is the top place to be for Africa’s youthlast_img

Sourcingmap Women Spring Loaded Purple Flower Print Plastic Hair Claw Clamp Clip – Very pleased with this item would buy again and recommend it

first_imgA gift to your fiancee, wife, mother, couple or just a friend and will bring them nothing but joy No slip grip technology holds styles on any hair type A very pretty and nicely sized hair claw. One of a number in my collection and always a joy to wear. Very nice clip – would highly recommend. The clip is strong and holds hair neatly. The price is unbelievable and was very well packaged for delivery. Very pleased with this item would buy again and recommend it. It was a lovely clip however it did break quite quickly. I can’t complain too much as it was very cheap and i have very long hair so these types of clips dontvlast long with me anyway. Larger than expected and heavy so unless you have really thick hair, it slips out. Interlocking teeth for secure grip; Holds hair while cutting or styling Very pleased with this item would buy again and recommend it Ideal for tousled hair casual styles A joy to wear! Features of Women Spring Loaded Purple Flower Print Plastic Hair Claw Clamp ClipSize : 8.5 x 5 x 4cm / 3.3″ x 1.9″ x 1.6″ (L*W*T)No slip grip technology holds styles on any hair typeInterlocking teeth for secure grip; Holds hair while cutting or stylingIdeal for tousled hair casual stylesA gift to your fiancee, wife, mother, couple or just a friend and will bring them nothing but joySize : 8.5 x 5 x 4cm / 3.3″ x 1.9″ x 1.6″ (L*W*T) It was a lovely clip however it did break quite SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2019-07-14 03:42:10Reviewed Item Women Spring Loaded Purple Flower Print Plastic Hair Claw Clamp ClipRating 4.8 / 5  stars, based on  18  reviews Posted on July 14, 2019Author Nathalie DuboisCategories Clips & BarrettesTags Sourcingmaplast_img read more

Google Makes World Bank Data More Discoverable: Takes a Swipe at Wolfram Alpha

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Tags:#Google#Microsoft#news#web Google just announced that it now uses public data from the World Bank to display graphs for queries like “children per woman in brazil” or “internet users in the united states.” To do so, Google makes uses of the World Bank’s public API. Through this, Google can access 17 World Development Indicators. Google displays this data in interactive graphs that make it easy to compare stats for different countries. The timing of this announcement was likely planned to coincide with the news about Wolfram Alpha’s integration with Microsoft’s Bing. Google vs. WolframEarlier this year, Google also added data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Census Bureau’s Population Division to its search results page. The queries that Google showcases in today’s blog post (gdp of a country, internet users in the US or energy use in Iceland) are exactly the kind of queries where Wolfram Alpha excels. Currently, Bing doesn’t display this kind of data from Wolfram Alpha and just focuses on math and nutrition, but a deeper integration between the two is just a matter of time. Wolfram Alpha uses curated data sets – just like the World Bank or Census Bureau data – to compute its results. Google’s current use of this data is less ambitious. Google wants to make public data more accessible – Wolfram Alpha wants to be a ‘computational knowledge engine’ that can manipulate these data sets. Google Wants Your Public DataOne interesting aspect of today’s blog post is that Google points out that there are “still many other data sets and sources out there, and we’re excited about the possibilities for the future.” Google also asks data publishers who are interested in making their data discoverable in Google to contact the company.In the current implementation, Google can display results for the following types of questions: CO2 emissions per capita, Electricity consumption per capita, Energy use per capita, Exports as percentage of GDP, Fertility rate, GDP deflator change, GDP growth rate, GNI per capita in PPP dollars, Gross Domestic Product, Gross National Income in PPP dollars, Imports as percentage of GDP, Internet users as percentage of population, Life expectancy, Military expenditure as percentage of GDP, Mortality rate, under 5, Population, and Population growth rate. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… frederic lardinoislast_img read more

Wolfe Island Passive: Building With Cross-Laminated Timber

first_imgAnd now for some heaving liftingThe delivery of our Wallnofer Walltherm stove, water tank, and solar thermal panels had been delayed by bad weather along the route from Nova Scotia, and we were not expecting them quite as soon as they arrived. We got just an hour’s notice at lunch that they would be arriving on the next ferry. It was barely enough time to get the backhoe/fork-lift.With the three pallets off the delivery truck, we faced the difficult job of getting the very heavy water tank, and even heavier stove, into the house. Because of the shipping delay, the doors had already been installed, meaning that clearance was limited. Luckily, the water tank’s insulation is designed incredibly conveniently so it zipped off. The tank itself was still 190 kg. (419 lb.), and big, too, but four of us managed to pass it over the sill of the tilt-and-slide door and get it onto a flat trolley inside the house (see Image #12, below). We could then move it into the utility space.The stove was smaller but, unbelievably, even heavier. We partly disassembled it, removing doors and as many of the fire bricks as we could, but we probably did not reduce its 300 kg. (661 lb.) by any more than 10%. To get it into the house and over the sill, Chris thought up an impromptu ramp and bridge. With two people pulling, two pushing, and all of us watching the balance of the stove, we managed it. Editor’s note: David and Kayo Murakami Wood are building what they hope will be Ontario’s first certified Passive House on Wolfe Island, the largest of the Thousand Islands on the St. Lawrence River. They are documenting their work at their blog, Wolfe Island Passive House. For a list of earlier posts in this series, see the sidebar below. Each external wall and ceiling piece has a gasket on the edge so the structure will be airtight when complete. Each piece is joined to the others with 200 mm (about 7 3/4 inches) steel screws. By the end of the day we had done exactly what we had hoped and planned for: a complete first floor! (See Image #2, below.)The second day of our build brought another overcast sky but, thankfully, no rain. And we got even more done than we had hoped for (see Image #4, below), so that on the third day we we would only have to install the roof panels (see Image #6), saving a significant amount of money on overtime (for the crane and operator, at least). More important, we will have managed to do what fully trained crews in Germany and Austria do in just about the same amount of time.So, in two and a half days we completed the main CLT structure, and also tidied and rearranged the site to be ready for the next week’s work. Everyone did a fantastic job. A special thanks goes to Mike, the crane operator from C.A. Peters. He had to switch constantly between being bored for long periods of time and then having to do precision lifting. All the while he dealt with a whole lot of different people, not all of whom were experienced with big cranes and the signals needed for their operators. A week of windowsThe crew moved all of the windows into the house in preparation for the installation, and continued to build and install the 2×6 outer frames that would help support the windows in the insulation layer (see Image #7, below). Tomaz, a technician from Optiwin, the window manufacturer, flew in to train and supervise our crew.The windows are placed at a point roughly midway through the wall. The windows themselves are fairly deep, with the outer pane about 1 1/2 inch beyond the bucks. We put the windows as far out as we could given their weight, and made the calculations in the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) in terms of any differences in solar gain.The total wall thickness is 17 inches: about 4 1/2 inches for the CLT, 11 inches for the insulation, and about 1 1/2 inch for the air gap and the siding. The outside of the windows are 10 1/2 inches from the inside of the wall structure.We started with easily liftable windows to get the techniques right before moving on to the bigger windows. We left the really big ones for the following day (see Image #8, below).It was a miserably wet night and the house was filling up with water. Despite protecting all the window openings and sealing many of the gaps, the areas where the walls join the roof and the floors had not been sealed, and rain was infiltrating everywhere.We didn’t have time to do more than vacuum up the worst areas as we still had a lot of windows to install. The rain continued throughout the morning until it turned to misty drizzle by the afternoon, which was the best kind of weather for installing windows. But, working into the darkness, we got all of them done except the long window over the stairs and the big tilt-and-slide door.The last day of window installation was much drier than the previous one! Our architect, Malcolm Isaacs, had been intending to take Tomaz back to Wakefield before heading down to Montreal Dorval Airport, but since we still had the big Motura tilt-and-slide door to do, they insisted on staying until they had it finished (see Image #11, below), and then headed directly to Dorval to get Tomaz on the plane.center_img Our plan for the cross-laminated timber (CLT) construction process was to do one floor a day. As days are short in December, and darkness comes soon after 4.30 p.m., we started as early as we could.Wall panels are 110 mm thick (about 4 3/8 inches), to be insulated on the outside with rigid wood fiberboard. We started with the west wall, which had to be braced until other walls were put into place. Pieces were moved into position with a crane, and placement was crucial. Every millimeter counted, so the crane operator was a very important part of the team. [Note: See the images below for an abbreviated look at how the building was assembled. For a more extensive photo library, check the Wolfe Island Passive House blog.]We had the wall and roof panels in a rack and stacked in piles. Keeping the process moving smoothly meant knowing where each one of them was located. RELATED ARTICLES Product Guide: Cross-Laminated TimberGeorgia City Bucks Wood High-Rise Trend ‘Innie’ Windows or ‘Outie’ Windows?All About Glazing OptionsPassivhaus Windows BLOGS BY DAVID MURAKAMI WOOD Adding the InsulationWindows, Doors, and UtilitiesThe EnvelopeWolfe Island Passive House — An Introduction last_img read more

Mark Schaefer on Becoming Known Instead of Becoming Famous – Episode #81

first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 40:03 — 36.7MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSThere are few people who know what it takes to become known, like Anthony’s guest on this episode, Mark Schaefer. Mark has spent his entire adult life consistently generating the quality content that has placed him in the spotlight in the business world. From studying under Peter Drucker to engaging with business leaders worldwide, Mark’s experience has led him to write his newest book, “Known” – an examination of how we become known and why it’s more important and powerful to be known than to be famous. Anthony and Mark have a wide-ranging conversation, all centered around the things it takes to truly become known for the value you provide, so be sure you make the time to listen.Mark Schaefer on Becoming Known Instead of Becoming FamousClick To TweetHow being known is different and more powerful than being famous.A quick check just now reveals that 27,100 people are Googling the phrase, “How to become famous” every day. That tells you a lot about the culture we live in. But Mark Schaefer, Anthony’s guest on this episode of In The Arena, is convinced that being known is very, very different than being famous and that it has a great deal more power for good in the world. In this conversation, Anthony quizzes Mark about his book, “Known” and asks about the specific things that go into being known. Be advised, it’s a long game, but one well worth playing. You’re going to enjoy this conversation.Being famous is about you. Becoming known is about your goals.Anyone who wants to become famous is seeking glory, the spotlight, notoriety. And when you look closely you’ll see that those things all have to do with the individual. They are purely selfish. But becoming known is a step in the journey of those who are trying to make a difference, it’s a move toward accomplishing their crazy goals that can change the world. Find out how Mark Schaefer says we have to go about becoming known and why it’s the exact opposite of becoming famous by listening to this episode. In his characteristic way, Mark tells stories and gives examples so you can walk away from this conversation knowing exactly what you need to do next. Ready? Welcome to In The Arena.Being famous is about you. Becoming known is about your goalsClick To TweetHow important is content creation in becoming known?In the digital world, content is everywhere – from stupid cat videos to in-depth articles outlining the newest sales strategies. With so much content available you might think that adding your voice to the noise is not going to make much difference. But here’s how it can: If you create content that is better and you do it more consistently, you’ll rise to the top – you’ll become known. Mark Schaefer highlights the importance of creating great content in this day and age and provides some tips for how you can adjust your mindset to play the long game required – and it’s all on this episode.Consistency is the power behind becoming known through content creation.It’s hard to keep going when you don’t see the results of what you’re doing. Mark Schaefer understands that. He’s been posting incredible, regular content for years and it wasn’t until the recent past that he began seeing the influence he was having. Why did he keep going all those years when it seemed like nothing was really working? It’s because he has the philosophy that as long as you see signs that what you’re doing MIGHT be making a difference, you should keep going. The certainty of your impact only comes through consistency, and by default, that’s a long game. You have to believe in the change you’re trying to make enough to keep going. You can hear a good deal more of Mark’s wisdom, on this episode of In The Arena.Consistency is the power behind becoming known through content creationClick To TweetOutline of this great episode Anthony’s introduction of his guest today, Mark Schaefer. What is the new equity of influence? Why being known is different than being famous. How important is content creation in becoming known? Anthony’s decision to create content to become known – and the results. Is there any truth to the “follow your passion” mantra? How narrow should a niche focus be to truly become known? Human content VS non-human content. Mark’s experience studying under Peter Drucker. The truth behind Mark’s biggest blog post: Content Shock.Our Sponsors:Join Anthony for the Outbound ConferenceJeffrey Gitomer Sales Seminars – use the code “Anthony” to receive your discount.Sales Gravy University – tell Jeb that Anthony sent you.Resources & Links mentioned in this episodeMark’s website: https://www.businessesgrow.comMark’s post “Content Shock” – https://www.businessesgrow.com/2014/01/06/content-shock/0071841156B01MUVMPQP150111110814555091240060851139The theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. You can find it on SoundcloudConnect with AnthonyWebsite: www.TheSalesBlog.comYoutube: www.Youtube.com/IannarinoFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/iannarinoTwitter: https://twitter.com/iannarinoGoogle Plus: https://plus.google.com/+SAnthonyIannarinoLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iannarino Tweets you can use to share this episodeHow being known is different and more powerful than being famousClick To TweetHow important is content creation in becoming known?Click To TweetSubscribe toIn the ArenaApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAndroidby EmailRSSOr subscribe with your favorite app by using the address belowlast_img read more

Samsung Heavy Unveils Rights Issue Plan Sees Share Slide

first_imgzoom South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries revealed a KRW 1.5 trillion (USD 1.36 billion) rights offering plan in an effort to improve its financial structure.The new shares will be issued by May 2018, the company said in a stock exchange filing.With the capital increase, the financially-troubled shipbuilder intends to pay corporate bonds and other debts maturing in 2018. What is more, the move comes as a preemptive response to an additional reduction in borrowings due to bad performance, Yonhap News Agency reported.Following the announcement of SHI’s share issue plan, the price of the company’s shares has decreased by around 30 percent on Korea Exchange, from KRW 12,600 to KRW 8,600, hitting the lowest point in a year.Separately, the shipbuilder said that it could narrow its operating loss to KRW 240 billion in 2018 from KRW 490 billion forecast for this year.In the third quarter of 2017, SHI saw its earnings drop mainly due to deliveries of low-priced vessels and a decrease in orders.The shipbuilder’s net income for the three-month period ended September 30 plunged by 82 percent to KRW 23.4 billion (USD 21 million) from KRW 128.6 billion (USD 115.5 million) reported in the same period a year earlier. Operating profit for the quarter was KRW 23.6 billion, compared to an operating profit of KRW 84.1 billion seen in the corresponding period of 2016.In mid-2017, SHI unveiled its self-rescue plan, under which it would undertake workforce cuts through an early retirement scheme, and seek from its executives to return part of their salaries.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Katie Cassidy to Return to Arrow as a Series Regular — Black

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Twitter Advertisement Laurel Lance is officially moving back to Star City!Katie Cassidy will return to Arrow as a series regular for the sixth season of the CW superhero drama, ET can reveal.Warner Bros announced on Monday that Cassidy, who was killed off in Arrow‘s fourth season, is set to appear as the Black Siren for episodes #522 and #523 and will then continue in the same role next year. “One of the things that most excites us about Arrow is that we go where the story takes us,” Arrow executive producer Marc Guggenheim said in a statement. Facebook Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img