During his travels in South America in 1835, Charles Darwin came to the point where “the desert of Atacama commences, where nothing can exist.” Considered the driest place on Earth, the Atacama Desert receives less than 1 to 2 mm of rainfall each year. The only thing growing, it seems, is one of the world’s strangest mineral deposits (pictured). They appear as endless salt-encrusted desert basins, and their chemical composition makes them so unusual that some geologists say these minerals couldn’t exist in nature if the deposits weren’t right before their eyes. For instance, nitrate salts, like saltpeter, could be made by bacteria, except none have been detected in the desert. Other salts made from ions like dichromate are found nowhere other than the Atacama Desert. How these mineral deposits were made has puzzled geologists since Darwin, but a new study says that the minerals came from three separate sources. One source was sea spray from the Pacific Ocean, 50 kilometers to the west, bringing chlorine and sulfur, which landed in the desert and dried into salt crystals. Other minerals formed from thin air, as nitrogen in the atmosphere reacts with salts and dust, depositing nitrate minerals on the ground over time. And the last source, researchers report in an upcoming issue of Geology, was rain falling into the Andes Mountains 100 kilometers east of the Atacama, leaching material like dichromate ions into ground water flowing toward the desert; over millions of years, the mountains grew taller and the change in elevation forced more ground water toward the surface. At the same time, the parched desert climate was becoming increasingly drier. This aridity caused dissolved minerals in the ground water to precipitate into the vast mineral deposits seen today, creating a landscape unlike anywhere else in the world.See more ScienceShots.*Correction, 26 February, 10:30 a.m.: Previously, this article stated that the Pacific Ocean lies to the east of the Atacama, and the Andes Mountains to the west of the Atacama Desert. 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The Los Angeles Olympics in 1984 was a heartbreaking affair for Indians. PT Usha, arguably the country’s greatest track and field athlete, came close to winning an elusive medal. She missed the bronze in the women’s 400m hurdles by 1/100th of a second.Ever since, India have been longing for a world class track and field athlete. The country found one when a sturdy teenager from Haryana dominated the headlines with a junior world record breaking javelin throw in 2016.Neeraj Chopra’s throw of 86.48m as a 19-year-old in Bydgoszcz, Poland created an unprecedented buzz. In fact, Neeraj became the only Indian athlete to hold a world record in track and field events at any age category.To put things into perspective, India have hardly had track and field athletes who were good enough to finish on the podium at the Olympic Games level. However, Neeraj’s throw in Poland would have fetched him a bronze at Rio Olympics and a gold at London Olympics.Keshorn Walcott, who won the bronze at the 2016 Games, finished with 85.38m. Walcott had taken the gold at London Olympics with a throw of 84.58m.Golden run for Neeraj in 2018Neeraj Chopra, whose induction to javelin happened by accident after he moved to Panipat in search of a gym, made sure he kept his hunger after creating history at the junior level.Neeraj focussed on consistency. His personal best remained his junior world record mark in the following year but Neeraj kept it hovering around the 85m mark.advertisementWith German great Uwe Hohn training him, Neeraj stepped up big time at the two major events in 2018 — Commonwealth Games and Asian Games. At the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Neeraj became the first Indian javelin thrower to win a gold when he came up with a throw of 86.48m. AP PhotoCut to August 2018, Neeraj Chopra showed the world he means business with gold medal-winning throw of 88.06m at Asian Games. Chopra reigned supreme in Gold Coast, shattering his own national record and inching closer to the elusive 90m-mark.Three days after the Asian Games gold, Neeraj Chopra participated in the Diamond League final and finished 4th in the final with a throw of 85.43m. Olympic champion Thomas Rohler of Germany came up with an 85.76m effort in his final attempt to snatch the bronze away from the young Indian athlete.Neeraj not going to rush recovery for World ChampionshipsJust when things were looking good for Neeraj Chopra, the youngster suffered a shoulder injury earlier this year which was followed by a surgery in March.Neeraj Chopra, who has not participated in a competitive event since September 2018, now has to come up with a cautious approach and he knows it better than anyone else.Uwe Hohn had laid out plans for his talented ward. Chopra, who is ranked 10th in the world, needs an 85m throw to qualify for the Olympics. Throw 92m at September’s world championships and a 94m in Tokyo to finish on the podium at the Olympics.Neeraj isn’t willing to risk rushing back from the injury. The youngster, according to The Indian Express, doesn’t want to pick up another injury in a bid to be ready in time for the World Championships.The road ahead is looking tougher than before for Neeraj but the youngster seems to be clear with his plans. Currently in Bellary for his rehab, Neeraj is not far away from returning to competitive action.Track and field events are decided by fine margins. Neeraj knows that well but at the Olympic level, it’s just one throw that is needed to get the job done.Also See:
The Sydney Academy of Sport in Narrabeen will play host to the camp – in preparation for the five Australian teams to take on New Zealand for the first time at a Masters level since the World Cup three years ago. Australia’s Men’s 30’s, Women’s 30’s, Men’s 40’s, Men’s 45’s and Men’s 50’s will train for the first time as Australian sides this weekend following the selection of the teams at the 2010 X-Blades National Touch League in March. Touch Football Australia’s High Performance Manager, Wayne Grant, says that it will be a busy weekend in Narrabeen. “All five teams are training. They will start with a little bit of an induction process and all get their uniform allocation and then they break off into their teams, start training and play some trials games. The referees are along too and they will referee the trial games.”Grant says the camp is crucial in the lead up to the series to be held in Townsville from Friday, 11 to Sunday, 13 June 2010. “It’s our one and only organised camp because of the time frames from when the teams were selected up until the event so it’s pretty important as it is the only one we will have before (the series),” he said. With just over four weeks to go until the series, the players are excited about the chance to represent their country against New Zealand. “They are all very keen because it’s the first Masters event internationally that we’ve had since 2007, most of them are really keen and looking forward to playing especially in front of family and friends so it should be a good event,” Grant said. The Masters Trans Tasman Test Series will be held in conjunction with the North Queensland Championships at Queens Park, Townsville on the June long weekend.
1. Consider your future self: “Think about how pleased you’ll be by the time summer comes around if you put in the hard work now. Don’t let your near-future self down.” -Daniel Withers, elite North Queensland Cowboys touch football player and Director at VidaFit gym, Rockhampton2. Schedule variety: “If I was just doing touch football and netball drills all the time, the repetition would make me bored and I’d lose motivation to train, so I schedule plenty of variety into my week’s training, mixing it up with running and sprint training.” -Samantha Rodgers, Australian Women’s player3. Set aside a few minutes for planning on Sunday: “Plan your training week every Sunday. Make appointments to meet your workout buddy at specific times and hold each other accountable. Think of those appointment as social activities, like coffee dates, but with sweating!” -Dan Withers4. Set your alarm for the crack of dawn: “I love my sleep but I get up at 5am every morning because if I don’t get to the gym before the day starts, I’m just not going to go after a day at work. I pre-plan for the morning workout by having my gear ready to go and making a smoothie the night before that I can drink before the workout.” –Sam Rodgers5. Sleep better to wake better: “I always take magnesium powder before bed because it helps my muscles relax and helps me go to sleep, because I have trouble going to sleep after training.” –Danielle Davis, Australian Women’s player6. Keep your opposition in mind: “Understand that when you think it’s too cold or early to train, so does your opposition. Let them stay in bed and use it as an opportunity to ‘out-train’ your opposition and put distance between you and them.” -Dan Withers7. Recover smarter to hurt less so you’re ready for the next session: “I stretch after my training and I use foam rollers and spiky balls, as well as stretch bands. When I’ve had a heavy week of training or come out of a tournament I go to this place called P3 Sports & Recovery [on the Gold Coast] – a recovery centre where there are hot/cold pools, then they do this room with inflatable things that you put around your muscles and they help repair your muscles.” -Danni Davis8. Surround yourself with active people: “I met my boyfriend through touch football, and it means he enjoys staying active too. It means that on holidays, we go on bike rides or climb that mountain.” –Sam Rodgers9. Sub some ‘rest’ days with ‘active recovery’: “I train five days a week, then on my two active recovery days each week, my partner Pete and I ride our bikes down to the beach and get into the surf.” -Danni Davis10. Do it for the team: “I quit individual sports when I was younger because I’m more motivated by the fact that I don’t want to let my team down. At the end of the day, with team sports you participate because you enjoy spending time with the people you play with.” –Sam Rodgers
LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Here’s your complete breakdown of all the movies and TV shows coming (like brand-new eps of Dear White People) and going (Mean Girls!!!) on Netflix Canada in May 2018.May 1:27: Gone Too SoonBrian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison all died at the age of 27 between 1969 and 1971. Unseen footage and interviews with medical experts, music critics and people who knew the famous artists who all coincidentally died at the age of 27.28 DaysSynopsis: After her drunken antics result in property damage, an alcoholic journalist enters rehab—and soon meets a fellow resident who changes her outlook. 47 RoninSynopsis: This action-adventure follows the exploits of 47 samurai warriors who plot to exact revenge on a court official responsible for their master’s death.The Angry Birds MovieSynopsis: Sentenced to anger management class, grumpy Red becomes a hero who trains his fellow birds to unleash their inner fury when pigs invade their island.Bram Stoker’s DraculaSynopsis: When Dracula heads to London in search of a woman who looks like his long-dead wife, vampire hunter Dr. Van Helsing sets out to end the madness.Coffee For AllSynopsis: In Naples, Buenos Aires and New York, people reflect on the Neapolitan tradition of “suspended coffee” and how it changed their lives.Captain Corelli’s MandolinSynopsis: In 1940s Greece, a doctor is forced to share his house with an Italian soldier who has eyes for the doctor’s beautiful and strong-willed daughter.The Carter EffectSynopsis: Featuring eight-time NBA All-Star Vince Carter, this documentary takes an in-depth look at his impact on pop culture and the Canadian basketball scene.CIA: Comrade in AmericaSynopsis: A young man in Kerala has two weeks to stop the woman he loves from a fixed marriage in the U.S., but he doesn’t have the papers to get there.DarcSynopsis: To bring down a global human trafficking ring, an Interpol agent recruits the help of a brutal criminal with inside knowledge of the yakuza.Did You Hear About the Morgans?Synopsis: After watching a hit man commit murder, an estranged couple enters the Witness Protection Program—which means they must leave New York City and make a new life in Wyoming.DragonflySynopsis: After his wife is killed while performing relief work in Central America, a doctor’s patients begin delivering messages from her from the afterlife.Duck ButterSynopsis: Wary of dishonesty in relationships, two young women embark on a 24-hour experiment on intimacy, but their romance flounders as the clock winds down.Erin BrockovichSynopsis: Julia Roberts earned an Oscar in this emotional drama for her portrayal of a twice-divorced mother who sees an injustice and takes on the bad guys.Food On The GoSynopsis: Epicureans and experts trace the migration of Italian cuisine and its evolution in the Americas, delving into ideas of origin, diaspora and heritage.Friends with MoneySynopsis: As four Los Angeles friends—three married, one single—move from one group event to the next, financial difference begins to take its toll.HoneySynopsis: A tough, sexy dancer from the inner city becomes a successful music video choreographer, but her career is threatened when her mentor blackmails her.Honey 2Synopsis: Determined to prove herself as a street dancer, Maria heads from juvie to a Bronx rec centre, where she’s introduced to her dance idol, Honey Daniels.How HighSynopsis: Two potheads smoke some brain-enhancing weed and, to their surprise, score high enough on entrance exams to get scholarships at Harvard.iZombieiZombie: Season 4Synopsis: A medical student-turned-zombie tries to retain her humanity by eating brains at the morgue and finds she has an uncanny new gift for solving crimes.Jeepers Creepers 3Synopsis: While an overmatched sheriff’s task force pursues the Creeper, the mother of one of his victims has a vision of what must be done to stop the terror.John MulaneyJohn Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous Live at Radio City — NETFLIX ORIGINALSynopsis: John Mulaney relays stories from his childhood and SNL, eviscerates the value of college and laments getting older in this electric comedy special.LifeSynopsis: After a small-time hustler picks the pocket of a gambling bank teller, the two men are framed and must endure each other’s presence in the same jail.My GirlSynopsis: This coming-of-age charmer follows a summer in the life of an 11-year-old girl who learns about love and loss as she grapples with profound changes.My Perfect RomanceSynopsis: Just in time for Valentine’s Day, a program developer pitches a revolutionary dating algorithm to her new CEO, who volunteers them as guinea pigs.The Other Boleyn GirlSynopsis: Ambitious Boleyn sisters Anne and Mary compete for the heart of powerful but intemperate King Henry VII in this opulent historical drama.Patch AdamsSynopsis: After spending time in a mental institution, a man decides to become a doctor, hypothesizing that humour will improve patients’ quality of life.PilgrimageSynopsis: In 13th-century Ireland, a motley group of monks takes on a perilous mission to deliver a precious ancient relic to Rome.PJ Masks, Season 1Synopsis: Three 6-year-old kids who live normal lives during the day become superheroes at night, fighting crime as a team known as PJ Masks.Please GiveSynopsis: Life gets knotty when Alex and Kate develop a relationship with the granddaughters of the elderly woman who lives in the apartment next door.Pocoyo & CarsSynopsis: Pocoyo gears up for exciting car races and learns that friends, teamwork and imagination are what matter the most.Pocoyo & The Space CircusSynopsis: Acrobatic aliens arrive on spaceships and perform for everyone, but when angry aliens arrive as well, Pocoyo and his friends must now put on a show.Pocoyo CarnivalSynopsis: To celebrate the carnival, everyone learns to dance to different music. Plus, Pocoyo’s friends surprise him with something delicious.Pocoyo Halloween: Space HalloweenSynopsis: Pocoyo and his friend have a costume contest to celebrate Halloween and learn new things about planets and stars in space.Pocoyo Halloween: Spooky MoviesPocoyo finds a special toy and plays new games with his friends, then they’re spooked by a scary box and try to find out who’s insidePocoyo Special SportsSynopsis: Everyone is getting excited for the games. Pocoyo plays baseball and golf, and races with his friends. Ready, set, go!Seven Years in TibetSeven Years in TibetSynopsis: During World War II, an escaped POW makes his way to Tibet, where he meets the Dalai Lama, whose friendship ultimately transforms his outlook on life.Sometimes (Netflix Original film)Synopsis: Seven strangers anxiously waiting for their HIV test results decide to bribe the clinic receptionist to get them early, learning one is positive.StephanieSynopsis: A menacing, unseen force stalks a young girl living by herself in a suburban house, where she’s surrounded by reminders of her once-happy family.The Thirteenth FloorSynopsis: In director Josef Rusnak’s mind-bending sci-fi thriller, a murder mystery unravels in a virtual reality that recreates 1930s-era Los Angeles.May 2: The 100The 100, Season 5Synopsis: One hundred young exiles from a dying space station are sent to Earth 97 years after a nuclear apocalypse to test if the planet is now inhabitable.Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments (Netflix Original series, weekly episodes on Wednesdays)Synopsis: The life of typical teen Clary Fray is upended when she learns that she’s part of a race of demon-hunting humans who have the blood of angels.The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes, Season 1Synopsis: Award-winning architect Piers Taylor and actress/property enthusiast Caroline Quentin travel the world to tour unconventional homes in extreme places.May 3:RiverdaleRiverdale, Season 2 (Netflix Original series, weekly episodes on Thursdays)Synopsis: While navigating the troubled waters of sex, romance, school and family, Archie and his gang become entangled in a dark Riverdale mystery.Star, Season 2 (Netflix Original series, weekly episodes on Thursdays)Synopsis: Two half-sisters raised in foster care and a young songwriter who’s hiding her celebrity parentage join forces in Atlanta to chase dreams of music stardom.May 4:Anon — NETFLIX FILMSynopsis: In a future where technology has rendered privacy obsolete, a detective investigates a serial assassin who has been deleted from all visual records.A Little Help with Carol Burnett — NETFLIX ORIGINALSynopsis: In this original unscripted series starring comedy legend Carol Burnett, kids dish out advice to celebrities and everyday people in front of a live audience.Busted!: Season 1 — (Netflix Original series, weekly episodes on Fridays)Synopsis: Suspense, surprises and fun abound in this Korean variety game show featuring big personalities and even bigger mysteries in every episode.Dear White People: Volume 2 – Netflix Original seriesSynopsis: Students of colour navigate the daily slights and slippery politics of life at an Ivy League college that’s not nearly as “post-racial” as it thinks.End Game (Netflix Original film)Synopsis: Directed by Academy Award-winning filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, End Game is an intimate vérité style documentary short that follows visionary medical practitioners who are working on the cutting edge of life and death—and dedicated to changing our thinking about both.The ExceptionSynopsis: A German soldier tries to determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland during the onset of World War II, but falls for a young Jewish Dutch woman during his investigation.Forgive Us Our Debts (Netflix Original film)Synopsis: Threatened by creditors, a newly unemployed man agrees to work for a debt collector, but soon discovers his deal with the devil has unexpected costs.Kong: King of the Apes: Season 2 (Netflix Original series)Synopsis: Lukas and friends explore a lost world full of prehistoric beasts, uncover clues to Kong’s past and race to stop a robot uprising led by Botila.Manhunt (Netflix Original film)Synopsis: A Chinese pharmaceutical lawyer framed for a vile crime teams up with a sharp-witted Japanese detective to stop a dangerous corporate plot.My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Tina Fey (Netflix Original series)Synopsis: Tina Fey opens up about her family, the changing culture at SNL and the one moment she wishes she could take back. Plus, blues icon Buddy Guy.The Rain: Season 1 (Netflix Original series)Synopsis: Six years after a brutal virus wipes out most of Scandinavia’s population, two siblings join a band of young survivors seeking safety—and answers.May 5:Dynasty, Season 1 (Netflix Original series, weekly episodes on Saturdays)Synopsis: The Carringtons and the Colbys feud for control over their fortune—and their children—in this updated reboot of the classic prime-time soap.Pup Star: World TourSynopsis: Talented pooches from around the world compete to be the next Pup Star, but behind-the-scenes schemes threaten to ruin the fun.May 5: The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale (Netflix Original series, weekly episodes on May 6 and May 13)Synopsis: Trending news, pop culture, social media, original sketches and more come together in host Joel McHale’s new weekly comedy commentary show.May 7: Danny CollinsSynopsis: A hard-living rocker at the end of his career revisits his artistic roots after finding a 40-year-old letter from John Lennon.Mike Tyson MysteriesMike Tyson Mysteries, Season 3 (weekly episodes on Mondays)Synopsis: Mike Tyson, his adopted Korean daughter and a pigeon who was once a man team up to solve mysteries in this animated comedy series for adults.May 8: Hari Kondabolu: Warn Your Relatives (Netflix Original comedy)Synopsis: Hari Kondabolu breaks down identity politics, celebrity encounters, his mango obsession and more in a stand-up set full of unexpected twists.May 11: Bill Nye Saves the World: Season 3 (Netflix Original series)Synopsis: Bill and his guests explore the future of food, the science of addiction and more in a new set of episodes of the Emmy-nominated series.Central IntelligenceSynopsis: After he reconnects with an awkward pal from high school through Facebook, a mild-mannered accountant is lured into the world of international espionage.Evil Genius: the True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist (Netflix Original series)Synopsis: This docuseries investigates the true story of a pizza delivery man who robbed a bank, then was killed by a bomb fastened around his neck.The Kissing Booth (Netflix Original film)Synopsis: When teenager Elle’s first kiss leads to a forbidden romance with the hottest boy in high school, she risks her relationship with her best friend.Spirit Riding Free: Season 5 (Netflix Original series)Synopsis: In a small Western town, spunky ex-city girl Lucky forms a tight bond with wild horse Spirit while having adventures with best pals Pru and Abigail. Inspired by the Oscar-nominated film, Spirit: Stallion of the CimarronThe Who Was? Show: Season 1 (Netflix Original series)Synopsis: A live-action sketch comedy show for kids starring the greatest names in history. Based on the best-selling book series.May 13: Ali WongAli Wong: Hard Knock Wife (Netflix Original comedy)Synopsis: Pregnant again, Ali Wong returns in her second original stand-up comedy special and gets real on why having kids is not all it’s cracked up to be.May 14: Hello, My Name Is DorisSynopsis: An unassuming 60-year-old woman takes a self-help seminar after her mother’s death, and is inspired to be more open and pursue a decades-younger co-worker.May 15: Brain Games, Season 2Synopsis: This interactive series uses games, illusions and experiments to illustrate how our brains manufacture our reality and often play tricks on us.Call the MidwifeCall the Midwife, Series 7Synopsis: This period drama set in impoverished East London in the 1950s follows a newly qualified midwife and her colleagues at a nursing convent.Disaster Earth, Season 1Synopsis: Using real footage and geographical representations, this series offers a literal window into the center of Earth, where likely natural disasters churn.Doomsday Preppers, Season 1Synopsis: This series highlights a diverse group of survivalists as they prepare for various catastrophic scenarios that could cause civilization to collapse.How Big Can It Get, Season 1Synopsis: Experts explore the possibility that the most menacing apex predators, such as saltwater crocodiles, can get even larger than previously imagined.Inside Cocaine Wars, Season 1Synopsis: Intrepid DEA agents pursue vicious and wildly drug traffickers, from Colombia to the Caribbean, in a deadly fight to stop cocaine from reaching America.May 16: A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe FitsSynopsis: Forced to assist her cruel stepmother and stepsisters at a “Cinderella” audition, teen Tessa secretly wins the role and tries to conceal her success.May 17: The Little PrinceSynopsis: A little girl lives in a very grown-up world with her mother, who tries to prepare her for it. Her neighbor, the Aviator, introduces the girl to an extraordinary world where anything is possible, the world of the Little PrinceMay 18: Cargo (Netflix Original film)Synopsis: Stranded in rural Australia in the aftermath of a violent pandemic, an infected father desperately seeks a new home for his infant child, and a means to protect her from his own changing nature.Catching FeelingsCatching Feelings (Netflix Original film)Synopsis: A Johannesburg professor and his journalist wife find their relationship tested in new ways when a famous, hard-partying writer enters their lives.The ForeignerSynopsis: A humble businessman with a buried past seeks justice when his daughter is killed in an act of terrorism. A cat-and-mouse conflict ensues with a government official, whose past may hold clues to the killers’ identities.The Legend of TarzanSynopsis: After some time living in civilized 19th-century London, the ape-raised Tarzan returns to wild Congo and faces off against abominable colonialists.May 19: Beatriz at DinnerSynopsis: A holistic medicine practitioner attends a wealthy client’s dinner party after her car breaks down.May 21: BROOKLYN NINE NINEBrooklyn Nine-Nine, Season 5Synopsis: Jake Peralta, an immature but talented NYPD detective in Brooklyn’s 99th Precinct, comes into immediate conflict with his new commanding officer, the serious and stern Captain Ray Holt.Money MonsterSynopsis: Financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor takes them and their crew as hostage.May 22: Men on a Mission: 2018Synopsis: Male celebs play make-believe as high schoolers, welcoming star transfer students every week and engaging in battles of witty humor and slapstick.Mob Psycho 100: Season 1 (Netflix Original series)Synopsis: There’s an organization gathering “espers” (people with psychic powers) for a nefarious purpose. Powerful psychic Mob, however, is just trying to be the protagonist of his own life.Terrace House: Opening New Doors: Part 2 (Netflix Original anime)Synopsis: As Shion and Tsubasa grow closer day by day, Ami and Takayuki’s relationship grows complicated, and new housemates join the group.Tig Notaro Happy To Be Here (Netflix Original comedy)Synopsis: Comedian Tig Notaro unleashes her inner prankster in a playful stand-up special packed with funny anecdotes, parenting confessions and more.May 23: Explained (Netflix Original series, weekly episodes on Wednesdays)Synopsis: This series spotlights topical and timely issues that impact our lives — from the gender wage gap to geopolitical politics.May 24: Fauda: Season 2 (Netflix Original series)Synopsis: Doron teams up with his old undercover unit when a militant who has targeted him for revenge also launches a more ambitious covert plan.May 25: 24 Hours to LiveSynopsis: An assassin seeks redemption after being given a second chance at life.Ibiza (Netflix Original film)Synopsis: When Harper’s two best friends tag along on her work trip to Barcelona, they ditch work and fly to Ibiza for Harper, who against her better judgement, falls for a hot DJ.Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life (Netflix Original comedy)Synopsis: Comedy icons Steve Martin and Martin Short team up for musical sketches and conversations about their legendary lives in show business and stand-up.The Toys That Made Us: Season 2 (Netflix Original series)Synopsis: The new season features Star Trek, Transformers, LEGO and Hello Kitty.TrollhuntersTrollhunters: Part 3 (Netflix Original series)Synopsis: The fate of both trolls and humans hangs in the balance as the final chapter begins. Will Gunmar succeed in shrouding the world in darkness?May 26: Sara’s Notebook (Netflix Original film)Synopsis: A woman embarks on a harrowing search for her missing sister that brings her into the depths of the treacherous, war-torn Congolese jungle.May 27: The Break with Michelle Wolf (Netflix Original series, weekly episodes on Sundays)Synopsis: Michelle Wolf pokes fun at everything and everyone on her weekly show. Wolf has worked on “The Daily Show” and “Late Night with Seth Meyers.”May 28: Mother!Synopsis: A couple’s relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.May 29: Twitter Login/Register With: Facebook CocoSynopsis: Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.May 30: Animal Kingdom, Season 2Synopsis: When his mother dies, Joshua “J” Cody moves to his estranged grandmother’s seaside house, where he becomes entangled in the family’s life of crime.Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 4 (Netflix Original series)Synopsis: Kimmy gets a job at a tech startup, Titus pretends to have a TV show to impress Mikey, and Jacqueline starts a talent agency.May 31: MY NEXT GUEST NEEDS NO INTRODUCTIONMy Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Howard Stern (Netflix Original series)Synopsis: The groundbreaking radio personality takes the stage in the latest installment of Letterman’s in-depth, wide-ranging interview series.Last call! 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Ever been met with blank looks when you’ve told someone under the age of 18 to look it up in an encyclopedia ?Well Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook and former vice president of Google, certainly has – which some might consider somewhat fitting.She tells today’s edition of Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs that her teenage son and daughter had no idea what one is or what it was for.“Google was trying to organise information. You weren’t going to go to the library anymore. I’ve tried to explain to my children what an encyclopedia is and that you wouldn’t have every question answered immediately – they don’t even understand it,” she says.Ms Sandberg also tells how she used Facebook to try to cope with the profound grief she felt at losing her husband Dave Goldberg in May 2015 following a heart arrhythmia while the couple were on holiday in Mexico in 2015.She says: “I felt so isolated and so alone that I decided to write what I would write as a Facebook post if I were going to be honest about how I felt to the world. I wrote it for myself, I thought it’s not going to get worse and maybe it might get better and so I hit ‘post’ and I was shocked about how widely it was read. “But it actually really helped. It didn’t bring Dave back and it didn’t take away the grief but it took away the feeling that I was alone because people started talking to me again.”Ms Sandberg, who lives in Menlo Park, California, also defends the use of encrypted messages on the Whatsapp messaging app, which is owned by Facebook, saying it is a “complicated conversation”.But she adds: “We want to make sure all of us do our part to stop terrorism and so our Facebook polices are very clear – there’s absolutely no place, terrorism, hate, call for violence of any kind. “Our goal is not to just pull it off Facebook but to use artificial intelligence and technology before it’s even uploaded.”Desert Island Discs is on BBC Radio 4 on Sunday at 11.15am. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
1. KS Vive Tauron Kielce7502213:199(14)10 3. Rhein-Neckar Löwen6411176:167(9)9 8. HC Prvo plinarsko drustvo …7106171:190(-19)2 5. HC Meshkov Brest6303162:161(1)6 4. MOL-Pick Szeged6312163:158(5)7 ppd zagrebVive Tauron Kielce 1. HC Vardar6501188:165(23)10 Vive Tauron Kielce found the way back to the winning side of the VELUX EHF Champions League. The reigning champions of the European elite competition won in Varazdin 26:23, where PPD Zagreb hosted match as their Arena is occupied with Tennis Davis Cup final weekend.RK Prvo plinarsko drustvo Zagrzeb – Vive Tauron Kielce 23:26 (12:11)PPD: Stevanović – I. Vujić 1, S. Vujić 1, Kontrec 3, Vori 2, Sprem, Sebetić 1, Marković, Horvat 6, Susnja, J. Valcić, Jotić, T. Valcić, Mandalinić 6, Miklavcić 3.Vive Tauron: Ivić – Reichmann, Kus, Aguinagalde 3, Bielecki 2, Jachlewski 2, Strlek 3, Lijewski 5, Jurkiewicz, Paczkowski 2, Zorman 2, Bombac 4, Djukić 3.STANDINGS: 6. RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko6114163:182(-19)3 6. IFK Kristianstad6114165:179(-14)3 ← Previous Story The worst month of Talant Dujshebaev’s career: November on -24! Next Story → Vote for HP WORLD HANDBALL PLAYER 2016 until December 8
Lyra McKee Updated Apr 23rd 2019, 8:20 PM A WOMAN ARRESTED this morning by police investigating the murder of Lyra McKee has been released unconditionally.The 57-year-old woman had been arrested under the Terrorism Act. People arrested under that act must be charged, released pending report to the Public Prosecution Service or released unconditionally – bail is not permitted under this legislation.Detectives reissued an appeal for help from the local community in the Creggan, Dery, where McKee was killed.The 29 year-old was fatally shot during rioting in the area in the early hours of Friday morning. Her funeral details were announced today. A Church of Ireland spokesman confirmed that a public service of thanksgiving for her life will take place at St Anne’s Cathedral on Donegall Street in Belfast at 1pm tomorrow.However, funeral arrangements at her family home and in the cemetery will be strictly private.Lyra’s friends and loved ones have requested that those who attend wear Harry Potter, Hufflepuff or Marvel-related t-shirts to honour her.President Michael D Higgins will be among those attending tomorrow’s service, which will be led by the Dean of St Anne’s Stephen Forde and Fr Martin Magill.Earlier today, a dissident group calling themselves the New IRA admitted responsibility for the 29 year-old’s killing.Two men aged 18 and 19 who had been arrested in relation to her death were released without charge last night.Comments have been closed for legal reasons. Apr 23rd 2019, 2:03 PM By Stephen McDermott Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article No Comments https://jrnl.ie/4603093 Short URL Woman arrested in relation to killing of Lyra Mckee released unconditionally The 29 year-old was killed in Derry last week. Lyra McKee Tuesday 23 Apr 2019, 8:20 PM 27,164 Views Share Tweet Email
As the United States’ immigration policies came to a head, Vancouver’s Ramon Flores-Garcia sat in a detention center — 1,600 miles away in New Mexico — on the last leg of a six-month stint in custody with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, waiting to be deported.His family says he is now back in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. It’s the longest he’s been away from his family, and they have no idea when they will see him again.Flores, 43, was separated, unexpectedly, from his wife of 14 years and seven children, ranging in age from grade school to young adulthood.“My dad has done nothing wrong. He pays taxes, works hard. We are just like other families, struggling,” said his daughter, 20-year-old Leslie Flores. “It’s ridiculous to take out the (immigrants) who are actually helping America. They don’t care about the families they have here, and they don’t care about separating them.”Ramon Flores — who has lived in the U.S. for about 20 years — was detained by ICE agents while working in Everett on Valentine’s Day. He was stopped a few blocks away from the Motel 6 where he had been staying. His family was expecting him home that evening for dinner.Instead, his wife, Enedis, 51, received his devastating call from the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma. Feeling powerless, she wept.Enedis Flores says her husband is a good man. He has no criminal history, operated his own merchandise distribution business — selling Mexican goods — provided for his family and paid his taxes.
The city of Vancouver is looking for people to fill two vacancies on its Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission.The 10-member volunteer commission advises the city council and staff on plans and programs related to the city’s parks, open spaces and recreation services. The group meets 3 to 5 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month, as well as occasional special meetings.To qualify, applicants must live within Vancouver city limits.Applications are due to the city manager’s office by 5 p.m. June 7. They can be mailed to City Hall, P.O. Box 1995, Vancouver, WA 98668-1995. Digital applications can be submitted online at cityofvancouver.us/boards. For more information, contact Michelle Bartley at the city manager’s office, email@example.com or 360-487-8607.
Elizabeth Trovall/Houston Public MediaThe location of a new Southwest Key facility slated to house migrant children.UPDATE (December 5th, 2018): The trial for Southwest Key v. City of Houston has been scheduled for end-2019. Southwest Key has missed their October 28th deadline with the Office of Refugee Resettlement to start housing migrant children. That deadline has been temporarily extended. Southwest Key is suing the City of Houston for “discriminatory and unconstitutional obstruction” of the opening of a new migrant youth shelter on 419 Emancipation Avenue, according to court documents filed September 14th. The organization is seeking an injunction and damages exceeding $8 million, which includes future liabilities and $3 million Southwest Key has already invested in the facility, named Casa Sunzal. The suit claims the City is in violation of the Federal Fair Housing Act, the Equal Protection Clause and other laws. In response, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said on Twitter that the lawsuit is without merit and that Southwest Key hasn’t submitted plans that include correct documentation. .@HoustonTX is being sued by Southwest Key Programs The suit claims the City delayed permits to prevent SWK from opening a facility to indefinitely house migrant children.Please read my statement. pic.twitter.com/dVJq2eQro9— Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) September 15, 2018“The lawsuit filed today lays out clearly and convincingly how the City of Houston has ignored its own regulations, and past practices, and has knowingly misrepresented the facts to the State of Texas to deny Southwest Key a license to open the facility,” Southwest Key said in a written statement.“This suit shows how city officials bent the rules and broke the law for the sole purpose of advancing the Mayor’s political agenda. We attempted on several occasions to resolve this matter with the Mayor’s office. The Mayor refused to listen and ordered a stop work on any Southwest Key permit applications. That’s why we are moving forward with this lawsuit against the city… so this desperately needed shelter can be opened to provide care for unaccompanied children entering into the United States,” Southwest Key said. Controversy over 419 Emancipation The opening of the migrant youth shelter on 419 Emancipation Avenue has been mired with controversy since the Houston Chronicle reported children ages 0-17 would be held there.News of the new facility coincided with the Trump administration’s controversial “zero tolerance” policy, which included the separation of children from their parents. Protesters and local politicians railed against both the administration’s policy and the opening of so-called “baby jails”. The policy of separating families at the border has since been reversed. Southwest Key signed a contract in May 2018 to operate a Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) facility on 419 Emancipation Avenue that would house up to 240 migrant children, generally coming from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.Some of the children who were separated from their families under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy have been housed in ORR facilities in Houston. Elizabeth Trovall/Houston Public MediaAt Houston City Hall, thousands of protesters rally in a nationwide day of action against family separation.Reporting by The Texas Tribune and Reveal outline instances of neglect and lapses in care at a number of shelters housing migrant children, including facilities operated by Southwest Key. New data from Customs and Border Protection (CBP) show that, in August 2018, over 4,000 unaccompanied minors were apprehended somewhere along the Southwest border with Mexico.ORR migrant shelters provide health care, food, shelter and education to thousands of migrant children each year. Southwest Key currently operates 26 facilities that house youth migrants who arrive to the border without their parents. Three of such facilities are in Houston.Casa Sunzal on Emancipation Avenue would be the fourth migrant shelter in Houston run by Southwest Key. Organizations like Catholic Charities run many other Houston-area shelters.
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By Michelle Richardson, Special to the AFROOver the weekend, Baltimore witnessed a rash of shootings that left five dead and more than a dozen people injured.Among the dead is a 65-year old woman, Pinky Louise Ruffin, of the 3900 block of W. Mulberry St. in the Allendale community of West Baltimore.According to the Baltimore Police Department (BPD), Ruffin was an innocent bystander to a targeted shooting that also claimed the life of a 22-year old man.(AP Photo)“She came out on the porch to sit down for some air,” said Rachel Purviance, Ruffin’s neighbor.“A bullet hit her. She was a nice person”A man who knew Ruffin and her boyfriend but did not want to be identified, said the couple always talked about moving.“I can’t believe something like this would happen in this neighborhood. It’s fairly quiet. We just go to work, come home and do it all over again everyday.”Marques Patterson, 22, of Edmondson Village was gunned down in what police say was a targeted hit on him. Those suspects killed Ruffin as well.Both victims were transported to area hospitals where they were pronounced dead.Ruffin and Patterson were two of five people killed over the weekend.Sahantana Williams, 20, was killed April 13, in the 3000 block of Rayner Ave., in the Franklintown Road neighborhood, police said April 16.Raheem Bey, 25, was killed April 13 in the 500 block of N. East Ave., in the Ellwood Park neighborhood, police said.And another man was killed, also in the Allendale area. Jerod Watson, 24, was killed Sunday in the 3800 block of West Franklin Ave., said police.One woman, who wanted to be simply identified as Ashley on Facebook, made a post in remembrance of Marques.“SMH I JUST SAW YOU FRIDAY OMW TO WORK!!! I CANNOT BELIEVE THIS! You told me to keep up the good work, Keep Shining and building your Brand and stay out these streets . SMH I JUST CANT.. WHOLE DAY JUST RUINED. R. I. H Marques Patterson Rognel Heights /Edmondson days.”According to his Facebook page, Patterson had a son and graduated from Edmondson-Westside High School.Baltimore Police acting Commissioner Darryl DeSousa told the media that police are aware who are committing these crimes.“We know who the main people are. We know what organizations are involved in this. And we had several meetings over the course of the weekend — Friday, Saturday and Sunday — coming up with how we could change our strategies,” he said. “We have a set of initiatives planned to target them directly.”DeSousa said police have been tracking a string of shooting incidents that appear to be retaliation since the fatal shooting of mother and daughter Chanette Neal, 43, and Justice Allen, 21, in their home in the unit block of Gorman Avenue in Penrose on April 4.“It’s all related” he said.There are no suspects in custody.Police ask anyone with information to call homicide detectives at 410-396-2100 or text 443-902-4824, or to call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7-LOCK-UP.
By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer, firstname.lastname@example.orgMaryland Governor Larry Hogan has punted on his hopes to keep Washington D.C.’s NFL franchise in Prince George’s County. The governor at least temporarily ended conversations with the team about building a new football stadium on Oxon Cove Park adjacent to the MGM National Harbor for the foreseeable future.In a story first reported by The Washington Post, there had been extensive conversations between Maryland officials and the federal government that would have cleared a parcel of land next to MGM National Harbor casino for a potential stadium project. However, through a statement issued to the paper, Hogan’s communications director Amelia Chasse says the state is still interested in acquiring the property but no longer for building a new home for the struggling football franchise.Maryland Governor Larry Hogan is no longer working to get Washington’s NFL franchise to move locations in the state. Currently Washington’s NFL franchise is at FedEx field in Landover, MD. (Courtesy Photo)“Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) has informed the Washington [NFL franchise] that he is withdrawing from efforts to persuade the team to build its next stadium in Oxon Cove Park, adjacent to MGM National Harbor at this time,” Chase confirmed Feb. 12.Hogan reportedly had secret conversations with former ounty executive Rushern L. Baker, and team owner Daniel M. Snyder for two years. This deal was reportedly negotiated between the team and Maryland officials in September 2017 but wasn’t made public until The Post broke the news last December. It also reportedly included separate letters from Hogan and Baker sent to President Donald J. Trump requesting the Department of Interior transfer the site to the state through a potential land swap agreement.The Oxon Cove Park and Oxon Hill Farm were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003. According to The Post, the city’s lease on the stadium site, with the National Park Service, states the land must be used for “stadium purposes” or “recreational facilities, open space or public outdoor recreation opportunities,” only excluding commercial development. Hogan is apparently still interested in securing the property though not for a stadium.Now that Governor Hogan and President Trump appear to be on different sides of the aisle on a variety of issues, including who should be the Republican nominee in the 2020 presidential election, Maryland may have lost an advocate on Capitol Hill. Hogan may have also lost some favor with the County’s delegation in Annapolis.“I don’t believe that football stadiums are economic engines, and I don’t think they promote development in the surrounding area,” Delegate Jay Walker, who represents Oxon Hill told the Maryland Matters website. “That’s why I’m not staying up at night.”However, the real loser is Snyder’s organization, who has lost leverage with any municipality it tries to negotiate with for a new stadium. Neither D.C., Maryland, nor Virginia will commit public funding to the project but, have committed to subsidizing the infrastructure work necessary to support the projected state of the art 60,000 seat venue. According to the Maryland Matters website, lawmakers have grown weary of the team’s owner as well.“Right now, the [Washington NFL franchise] are not in great favor,” Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert) told Maryland Matters. “The governor needs to see what Dan Snyder is doing. He’s buying a $100 million yacht. Why can’t he put that in Oxon Hill and help save the taxpayers some money?”If the stadium is supposed to be built with an eye toward the future, recent unscientific social media polling suggests that the team has lost connection with its millennial fan base. The generation of fans who’ve grown up during Snyder’s ownership are so disillusioned by this paradoxical era they would rather see the current franchise move and the NFL return with an expansion team.
Kolkata: The body of a man, aged around 50-55 years, was found hanging from the staircase at a residential building in Regent Park on Monday morning. A few residents of the building saw the body and informed police.According to sources, on Monday around 8:40 am a resident of the building found the body hanging. Immediately he informed others. After bringing the body down, police searched the garments of the deceased but found nothing that can reveal his identity. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseSources informed, sleuths found multiple injury marks on the body. But, it is not confirmed yet whether those injury marks are connected with the death of the man. Question arose how the person went inside the building and hanged himself and no one noticed. After a few hours the body found, the homicide section of Detective Department went to the spot and investigated the matter. Sleuths are waiting for autopsy report to confirm the cause of death. It is suspected that the person came there with an intention of theft. An Unnatural Death case has been registered at the Regent Park police station.
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Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Comments Share Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Mesa family survives lightning strike to home 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Sponsored Stories The Santa Cruz Islands are about 2,252 kilometers (1,400 miles) northeast of Brisbane, Australia.The quake wasn’t felt in the Solomons’ capital, Honiara, said Janes Ginting, the Solomon Islands country director for the World Vision aid group. Ginting had not heard any reports of damage elsewhere, though he was still trying to make contact with disaster officials and World Vision staffers in Lata.The Solomons comprise more than 200 islands with a population of about 552,000 people. The islands lie on the “Ring of Fire” — an arc that stretches around the Pacific rim and where about 90 percent of the world’s quakes occur.A magnitude 8 quake near Lata in February 2013 generated a tsunami up to 1.5 meters (5 feet) high that damaged dozens of homes and left several people dead on the western side of the Santa Cruz.More than 50 people were killed and thousands lost their homes in April 2007, when a magnitude-8.1 quake hit the western Solomon Islands, sending waves crashing into coastal villages.___This story corrects location of Lata in Solomon Islands.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. SYDNEY (AP) — A tsunami threat was canceled Saturday after a strong earthquake struck the Santa Cruz Islands in the South Pacific and no damage or casualties were reported.The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the quake measured 6.9, down from a preliminary magnitude of 7.5. It hit at a depth of 33 kilometers (20 miles) and was centered undersea 75 kilometers (47 miles) northwest of Lata in the eastern Solomon Islands, where the Santa Cruz Islands are located. Top Stories
The FHA and Clarifying Lenders’ False Claims Act Liability In a recent blog, Jim Parrott, Nonresident Fellow, and Laurie Goodman, VP, Housing Finance Policy, Urban Institute have given insights on why the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) clarified how it would enforce its underwriting standards and how they could be improved.The blog states that one of the key reasons for FHA’s current announcement is to woo back lenders that had left is fold during the crisis and address some of the pitfalls of the False Claims Act that made them leave.Parrott and Goodman write that a decade ago, “facing a rising tide of insurance claims following the crisis, FHA and the Department of Justice (DOJ) stepped up enforcement efforts against lenders that had made mistakes in their underwriting of FHA-insured loans, levying more and larger fines, requiring more indemnification, and, for the first time, bringing claims of fraud under the False Claims Act.”As a result, many large, well-capitalized longtime FHA lenders, pulled back on their FHA lending, “sometimes dramatically.” Because of this shift, newer and less-well-capitalized lenders stepped in to fill the vacuum.”The resulting reconfiguration has made the FHA market less durable, as some of the more thinly capitalized lenders that have stepped into the breach are likely to fail or pull out as defaults rise,” the Goodman and Parrott said.It also leaves the FHA more vulnerable compared to the last crisis and unable to play “the critical countercyclical role as effectively as it did during the previous downturn,” not to forget creating a significant counterparty risk to Ginnie Mae which guarantees the securities backed by these loans.The recent clarification issued by the FHA, Goodman and Parrott said, tackles two problems: clarifying what the rules are and clarifying how they will be enforced.However, it does not address what the DOJ would do if the lender makes a mistake, “thus leaving unaddressed the biggest, most uncertain source of liability of all: the False Claims Act.””In the face of that remaining uncertainty, it is hard to imagine that any lender that pulled back from FHA over enforcement uncertainty would return in response to these recent changes,” Goodman and Parrott said.As a solution, Goodman and Parrott said that the FHA would need to either narrow what a lender certifies to or narrow the kind of mistakes that can give rise to liability under the False Claims Act.”If the administration wants to attract back into the FHA market those lenders scared off by uncertainty over how FHA’s rules are enforced, it will have to provide some certainty over when and how the False Claims Act will be used,” Goodman and Parrott concluded. Borrowers Default DOJ False Claims Act FHA Lenders Underwriting 2019-07-09 Radhika Ojha 24 days ago 251 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Origination Share
nib has acquired QBE’s travel insurance business (QBE Travel) for a total consideration of up to $25 million in line with its strategy to grow its World Nomads Group (WNG) travel insurance business. The QBE Travel business will be rebranded to nib Travel Insurance on completion of the acquisition. QBE Travel is Australia’s fourth largest travel insurer and has an extensive national network of more than 2,000 travel agents nationally through partnerships such as the Express Ticketing Group and other well-known Australian brands. It also includes a 24-hour emergency assistance service, claims management and medical underwriting capability.nib Managing Director, Mark Fitzgibbon, said the acquisition builds further momentum within the travel insurance business which aside from this transaction has already seen sales lift by 7% for FY18. “Since acquiring WNG in mid-2015, we’ve made no secret that we like the fundamentals and growth prospects that underpin the travel insurance market.“Travel insurance is much closer to health insurance than most imagine given more than 60% of travel insurance claims are medically related. And of course, people travelling internationally more and more is a mega-trend. We’re benefiting from this, not only in the Australian market but also in overseas markets which today account for almost half of our sales.” nibQBE Traveltravel insurance
The Arizona Cardinals got their quarterback in Josh Rosen, trading up five spots to select the UCLA product at No. 10 overall.Their three NFC West opponents entered the 2018 NFL Draft already with franchise signal-callers on their respective rosters. The Los Angeles Rams with Jared Goff, Seattle Seahawks with Russell Wilson and San Francisco 49ers with Jimmy Garoppolo set out to fill other needs.While Los Angeles didn’t have a first-round pick and won’t draft until midway through the third round, the 49ers and Seahawks joined the Cardinals in upgrading on the offensive side of the ball on Thursday. 1 Comments Share The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Penny rushed for 2,248 yards and 23 touchdowns as a senior, averaging 7.8 yards per carry. He piled up 216 yards on a season-high 12.0 yards per carry on Sept. 9, 2017, and that was just his fourth-best game in terms of total yardage this season.Fun fact: Penny is the younger brother of Cardinals running back Ellijhaa Penny. – / 97 Here’s a snapshot of their first-round picks.Related LinksWhy Cardinals first-round pick Josh Rosen fell in 2018 NFL DraftTwo mock drafts predicted Cardinals’ trade with Raiders, Rosen pickCardinals’ draft pick from Josh Rosen deal nets Raiders Martavis BryantSan Francisco 49ers: Mike McGlinchey, OT, 9th overallIt makes sense that after signing Garoppolo to a long-term deal that San Francisco would want to shore up its offensive line. The tackle out of Notre Dame could end up as a backup in his rookie season with Joe Staley and Trent Brown at left and right tackle, but each could be on the way out sooner rather than later.Staley is 34, while the 25-year-old Brown is coming off a shoulder injury and reaches free agency next year.Fun fact: The Athletic’s Vic Tafur reported San Francisco’s selection of McGlinchey, who was projected as a mid-round first-round choice, helped Arizona trade up and land Rosen. That’s because the Oakland Raiders were keen on McGlinchey, but with him off the board, ended up nabbing another tackle in UCLA’s Kolton Miller at No. 15, the pick the Cardinals traded.Seattle Seahawks: Rashaad Penny, RB, 27th overallPenny, the 5-foot-11, 220-pounder out of San Diego State, was ranked by ESPN as the fifth-best running back on the board, but he ended up being the second back off the board after Penn State’s Saquon Barkley went to the New York Giants second overall. Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires
**1. What do you do at Skyscanner?**I’m part of the operations team, so it’s all about behind-the-scenes work to keep the site up and running, extending coverage and making sure prices are bang on.2. What kind of flight geek are you? Visualization Geek. I love making pretty pictures out of data (and all the math that comes with that) check out www.InformationIsBeautiful.net if you don’t know what I’m talking about.3. What best generally describes your travel style?I’m a spur of the moment kind of person so if I see something going on somewhere, such as a music festival or another big event I’ll book right away and fly off. Otherwise I just check for good deals and buy in advance although I might end up not going… (I once wasted a 12 quid flight to Budapest because of a rescheduled exam…)4. What’s your ideal holiday?Definitely Mexico. I went there a few years ago and it’s the best place in the world. It’s warm, the people speak my language (Spanish), beaches are great and Corona comes in one litre bottles.5. Who’s your ideal travel companion? The Lonely Planet guides are all I need, either that or friends.6. Do you fly with children?No, I don’t have any.7. How do you decide where you want to go?It all depends on what’s going on or who is in the place, and of course the price of the flight makes a big difference.8. How do you decide when you want to go?It’s based on the price of the ticket mainly. My work is very flexible in terms of holidays!9. What annoys you most about planning holidays?My friends are quite useless at reserving their tickets so it wouldn’t be the first time a whole trip falls down because they left it to the last minute and the prices become too expensive.10. What are you doing in your job at Skyscanner to sort that? Soon we’ll be able to share Skyscanner fares on social networks such as Facebook, which should make it easier for people to get round to reserving their tickets11. What’s your favourite thing about the Skyscanner site?The ability of just browsing all the available flights from a given city. It is great when planning a weekend away on a tight budget!12. What’s your dream feature?It would be nice to have the European high speed rail network nailed, as well as alternative forms of transport. It’d be great because most train ticket sites are horrible to use at the moment.13. Favourite websites apart from Skyscanner and why?Google reader – it’s a fantastic way to keep up with all the news, blogs, webcomics and even gumtree; as things get updated.Wikipedia.org – I sometimes find myself just reading Wikipedia. It’s amazing how far a non-profit organisation has managed to take the idea of collating all human knowledge in one freely accessible, searchable and beautifully curated place.14. What’s the geekiest thing about you? Your secret geek shame?I can play the Super Mario World tune on the guitar. I also used to play a lot of D&D. But that isn’t shameful, it’s FUN! Honestly, I don’t think anyone should be ashamed of being a geek.I’m also massively into cars (my dad’s fault!) and F1 (which has been coined the most boring sport by literally everyone in the world). Ah and I’m a trained snake catcher. Yes, that was a real activity at my school in India – people would call me if a snake or scorpion or anything else poisonous was found and I would deal with it.15. Worst travel experience? I went to high school in India. On one trip we went to the lower Indian Himalayas where one of my mates fell off a snowy cliff onto a road and splintered his spine.He couldn’t move and we didn’t have mobile phones. There was no chance of getting an ambulance up there. We ended up putting him in a truck coming from China which was filled with Tibetan refugees and men with AK47s. Everything turned out fine in the end, but I feared for his life a couple of times.Meet more Flight Search GeeksReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedFlight Geek of the Week: Benjamín Pérez UleciaFlight Geek of the Week: Benjamín Pérez UleciaFlight Geek of the Week – James AddisonIntroducing the flight search geeks that make Skyscanner workFlight Geek of the Week – Wit WiechFlight Geek of the Week – Wit Wiech Introducing the flight search geeks that make Skyscanner work