Related Articles StumbleUpon Belgian Pro League live betting streaming deal for Stats Perform August 21, 2020 Brazil appoints agencies to accelerate Sports Betting launch August 21, 2020 Submit MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020 Share Share In The World Cup’s Finest we ask various individuals to delve into their own personal history of football’s quadrennial showpiece extravaganza, selecting a number of favourites as well as revealing what is their very first World Cup memory.Join Oliver Wilson, Director of Client Services at Nektan, as he discusses one of the greatest strikers in World Cup history, which team team had his full support in England’s absence at USA ‘94 and an underdog story from this year’s tournament worthy of a place. First World Cup memory22 June 1986 (Hand of God, England v Argentina). I can just about remember the Maradona ‘Hand Of God’ moment in Mexico ’86, at six years old it was the single greatest injustice I’d ever known. Maybe the ‘VAR’ generation will be spared this in future.Favourite World Cup:GoalDavid Platt (England v Belgium, 1990). David Platt’s spin and volley finish for England against Belgium in Italia ’90. Awesome goal and unbelievable timing just before full time. Bobby Robson’s dancing after the goal was unforgettable as was the spectacular barnet of the despairing goalie – perfect.PlayerGary Lineker. It’s hard to look past Gary Lineker. Clinical world cup goal scorer, English and a gent to boot! One of the greatest strikers the World Cup has ever seen.TeamRepublic of Ireland, 1994. I was wholeheartedly rooting for Republic of Ireland in the USA ’94 World Cup in England’s absence. They were really plucky, likeable and entertaining. Beating Italy in their opening game courtesy of a Ray Houghton strike was a major shock at the time. They had some quality players in that side too, including a young Roy Keane and Paul McGrath.GameSouth Korea v Germany, 2018. I’ve just seen the 2-0 South Korea win over Germany. That was unbelievable and I can’t think of anything that beats that. Massive kudos to the Koreans for the upset. It’s hard to imagine the Germans not featuring in the knockout stage of a major tournament, which can only enhance England’s chances of bringing football home!KitBrazil. I’d have to go with the Brazil kit, which is iconic and synonymous with the World Cup. The tournament just wouldn’t be the same without those bright yellow jerseys and blue shorts. So many legends have worn the famous kit, including Pelé, Ronaldo and Cafu, who have all lifted the coveted trophy. Of this year’s shirts, Nigeria have produced one of the most eye- catching jerseys in recent years with its retro look.The World Cup’s Finest is to be a regular feature during the Russia World Cup, profiling a different individual each week day, if you would like to be involved please email email@example.com.
It is a new series of monthly stablefords for 18-35-year-olds who can really only play at the weekend and who enjoy a laugh with the girls. Weekends just got better for women with the launch of England Golf’s Sunday Slam. Women’s weekends just got better with the Sunday Slam! Weekends just got better for women with the launch of England Golf’s Sunday Slam. The Sunday Slam starts at Breadsall Priory, Derbyshire, on 16 July and continues at Belton Park, Lincolnshire, on 20 August; Radcliffe-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, on 10 September; and The Leicestershire on 8 October. “Don’t worry if you’re not of a competitive nature anymore. Just come along, play 18 holes in the sunshine (we hope!) and have fun with the girls. These events could help you regain your handicap or just help regain the golfing bug.” Each event costs £15 and includes a glass of fizz or juice and cake. Lauren Spray, England Golf Women and Girls’ Participation Manager, said: “What better way to complete your weekend? This is a really affordable way to play golf with mates, reconnect with old ones and have the opportunity to make new friends along the way. England Golf’s strategy has an over-arching aim of growing the women’s game, encouraging more players, to play more often and to increase their membership of clubs from the current level of 15%. “Don’t worry if you’re not of a competitive nature anymore. Just come along, play 18 holes in the sunshine (we hope!) and have fun with the girls. These events could help you regain your handicap or just help regain the golfing bug.” England Golf’s strategy has an over-arching aim of growing the women’s game, encouraging more players, to play more often and to increase their membership of clubs from the current level of 15%. For more information and to enter the Sunday Slam visit www.englandgolf.org/sundayslam It is a new series of monthly stablefords for 18-35-year-olds who can really only play at the weekend and who enjoy a laugh with the girls. It’s for women who’d like an outlet for that lingering competitive spirit, or for those who used to play, perhaps haven’t got a handicap any more, but would like to play with women of a similar age in a relaxed setting. The Sunday Slam starts at Breadsall Priory, Derbyshire, on 16 July and continues at Belton Park, Lincolnshire, on 20 August; Radcliffe-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, on 10 September and The Leicestershire on 8 October. It’s for women who’d like an outlet for that lingering competitive spirit, or for those who used to play, perhaps haven’t got a handicap any more, but would like to play with women of a similar age in a relaxed setting. Each event costs £15 and includes a glass of fizz or juice and cake. Lauren Spray, England Golf Women and Girls’ Participation Manager, said: “What better way to complete your weekend? This is a really affordable way to play golf with mates, reconnect with old ones and have the opportunity to make new friends along the way. 11 Jul 2017 Women’s weekends just got better with the Sunday Slam! For more information and to enter the Sunday Slam visit www.englandgolf.org/sundayslam
By Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsThe Castlegar Rebels are quietly resting waiting for its next playoff opponent after disposing the Spokane Braves in five games.The odds-on favourite to play the Rebels in the Murdoch Final is the Beaver Valley Nitehawks. But the Nelson Leafs have a thing or two to say about who will be making the trip to the Sunflower City later this week.Cameron Dobransky slammed in a centering pass from Colton Malmsten with less than three minutes remaining in the third period to snap a 4-4 tie and power the Leafs to a thrilling 5-4 come-from-behind victory in game six of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Murdoch semi final Tuesday at the NDCC Arena. The win evens the best-of-seven series at 3-3 with game seven Wednesday in Fruitvale.“I was amazed that it went in at first,” said a beaming Dobransky from outside the jubilant Leaf dressing room.“(Colton) Malmsten was right behind the net. We made eye contact and he made a great feed out to me . . ..” added the 17-year-old Pentictonite. “I’m pretty sure I had my eyes closed when I took the shot but it went in that’s the main thing.“That’s the biggest high of my life right now.”Beaver Valley coach Terry Jones was beside himself trying to explain what just happened.After controlling his emotions, the veteran Junior B skipper had this to say about the collapse of his team.“We were just (awful) in the third period,” Jones exclaimed. “We had two defencemen that could play. The rest of them were terrible.”“And I couldn’t believe the effort,” he added. “Like (our guys) come out and play that soft in the third period of a game that could end it. We have a two-goal lead and we come back and we give them a goal. . . ..We give it to them. It’s just unbelievable.”The Hawks looked to have this game in the bag and a trip to the next round of the playoffs.Riding the leadership and goal scoring of Ryon Sookro, who bagged a goal and an assist to lift Beaver Valley to a 4-2 lead 49 seconds into the third period, all the visitors had to do was play out the period and the series was over in six.But quicker than game announcer Gord Davis could announce the Beaver Valley power play goal by Arie Postmus, Colton Schell got the Leafs back to within a goal by sweeping a loose puck past Michael Vlanich. The Beaver Valley netminder had lost his balance after making the save giving Schell a wide-open net.Despite the quick score by Nelson, Beaver Valley still looked to have just enough as the teams plodded though the third period.That was until Dallon Stoddart streaked into the Beaver Valley end on a partial breakaway. Vlanich was equal to the test, making a remarkable save. But Stoddart’s effort seem to inspire the Leafs, who scored the tying marker seconds later when Evan J. Moir beat Vlanich from close range.Two minutes later Dobransky completed the comeback with his third goal of the series.“Motivation . . . positive attitude in the room. Nobody wanted to go home early,” Dobransky explained. “We want to be here until the middle of March. We want to go all the way and that’s what picked us up, made us continue on and comeback for another game.”Connor Enright and Patrick Martens gave Nelson a 2-1 first period lead. Postmus scored for Beaver Valley.In the second, Sookro on the power play and Derek Lashuk gave the Hawks a 3-2 advantage.Nelson out shot the Hawks 29-25 with Marcus Beesley registering his third home-ice victory of the playoffs.“So it’s come back down to again of who wants it the most,” Jones said.Stay tuned Rebel faithful.OVERTIME: Gavin Currie led the Leafs with two points in the game. . . .Nelson snipers Dustin Johnson and Joel Stewart did not play in game six. Johnson was suspended after receiving a game misconduct with 34 seconds remaining in game five. Stewart has left the team for person reasons said Leaf coach Chris Shaw. . . .Raymond Reimer also missed the game due to injury. . . .The Nelson Bantam Reps, off to Smithers in March for the Tier III Bantam Provincials, raised more than $900 during a fundraiser at Tuesday’s game. The team held a bake sale along with a paper-airplane toss into a passing new 2011 Ford Ranger truck. . . . The game attendance was 591. . . . At the end of the game while the Leafs were heading to celebrate the win with goalie Marcus Beesley, Colton Malmsten clipped Tyler Collins of the Hawks on the helmet with his stick. Collins was down on the ice for several minutes before leaving under his own power. No penalty was firstname.lastname@example.org
With all the activities now available to students, schools sports, such as volleyball, has taken a back seat at Trafalgar Junior Secondary in Nelson.Which are primarily why there have been very few boys teams wearing the Thunder jerseys.That’s all changed as Trafalgar has its first boy’s volleyball squad in many years serving, diving and bumping in gymnasiums throughout the West Kootenay/Boundary region.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute the Boy’s Thunder squad with Team of the Week honours.The squad includes, Van Kozak, Nathanial Pan, Amran Bhabra, Joe Davidson, Drake Proctor, Kaleb Percival, Mason Scott, Matti Erickson, Ben Thast, Dylan Mowery and coach Staci Proctor.
NEWHALL – A man and woman were seriously injured Thursday morning when three big rigs tangled with passenger vehicles on the sky-high truck lanes in the Newhall Pass. Charlana Ragland, 37, of Littlerock suffered severe injuries and had to be pried from her SUV as morning traffic backed up for miles on the Antelope Valley Freeway (14) where it pours into Interstate 5 junction. It was 8:13 a.m. when the driver of one of three 18-wheel double dump trucks on the transition road lost his brakes, rear-ended another rig, hit Ragland’s Mitsubishi Montero, spun out and hit the side of the two-lane route that passes high over the interchange, said Officer Wendy Hahn of the Highway Patrol. The truck that was rear-ended then jackknifed into a “W” across the lanes, Hahn said. Its driver, Ashour Youkhana, 46, of Northridge also suffered serious injuries as a pickup truck, two sedans and a flatbed tow truck carrying a van hit the wreckage in a chain-reaction. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“They were just everywhere,” Hahn said. The crash was in the truck lanes from the southbound Route 14 to the southbound I-5. The truck lanes – designed to take big rigs off treacherous stretches of roadway – were shut down for several hours. Normally, officers recommend passenger vehicles stay off the truck lanes, but in this instance there’s an off-ramp to The Old Road, Hahn said. “We can’t restrict access because of the off-ramp,” she said. “But, in general, a lot of car drivers don’t realize how difficult it is for truck to maneuver or stop. They can weigh over 50,000 pounds if they’re loaded. “If you cut them off, they can’t stop.” It took more than four hours for the collision scene to be cleaned up and the truck lanes to reopen. email@example.com (661) 257-5251160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Alan Higgins is targeting a shot at the English title before the end of the year.The Kilburn middleweight, 25, extended his unbeaten record to 7-0 with a comfortable points victory against Jason Ball at Bethnal Green’s York Hall at the weekend.And he believes he is ready to step up to the next level following an impressive start to his professional career.He said: “I want to fight for the English title. Jason Ball was ranked number 19 on Boxrec so hopefully I will be up there now.“I’ve been sparring with James DeGale for two years now and was sparring with Darren Barker, so when I box at this level I feel like I’m a class above them.“I’d like another fight in a couple of weeks. I want to keep busy and keep the record up.”See also:Resounding wins for Higgins and TomsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
DNA is packed like spaghetti in a basketball (07/28/2004), but must constantly be accessed by transcribers, duplicators and other molecular machines. Scientists at the Karolinska Institute, according to EurekAlert, have found a complex of protein machines that know how to untangle DNA. Machines that can keep DNA from separating too early (cohesins) and keep DNA coils compact (condensins) have been studied extensively, but these scientists looked more at another mechanism. When they artificially perturbed DNA strands, the machines went to work fixing the damage:The research group has studied the third, less well understood, protein complex, known as the Smc5/6 complex. This protein complex was found to bind to locations on the DNA strand that the researchers had artificially damaged, suggesting that it is directly involved in the repair process. Moreover, the Smc5/6 complex also seems to be required for the disentanglement of undamaged chromosomes before cell division. If these tangles, which are a natural consequence of the DNA copying process, are left unresolved the chromosomes cannot be separated and sent to the two nascent daughter cells. Like in the repair process, the Smc5/6 complex appears to resolve these intertwines by direct interaction with the DNA molecules, but this process is differently regulated as compared to the function in repair.The press release starts with a “wow” factoid: “Every second, the cells constituting our bodies are replaced through cell division. An adult human consists of about 50,000 billion cells, 1% of which die and are replaced by cell division every day.” Machines like the Smc5/6 complex are essential to maintaining our genomic integrity.So, evolutionists, tell us again about how this all worked out in the mythical RNA world when none of these repair and maintenance mechanisms had yet accidentally emerged.(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
“The Western Union Mobile Money Transfer service is a key part of our multi-channel strategy to offer our consumers numerous ways to send and receive money,” said Western Union mobile transaction services head Khalid Fellahi. Pan-African mobile operator MTN has teamed up with global payment services company Western Union to introduce international mobile remittance services in the 21 countries where MTN operates. Convenient, secure and affordable Once introduced, the service will allow MTN subscribers to conveniently send and receive Western Union Money Transfer transactions using their MTN MobileMoney accounts. The service offers consumers a convenient, secure and affordable way to send money within the same country, buy airtime and make basic utility payments using their MTN mobile phones. International remittance service “After bringing domestic financial services to many of our customers, we will now enable customers to receive money from abroad on their mobile phones to take out at their convenience with their local merchant, send it to family or pay a bill,” MTN MobileMoney executive Pieter Verkade said in a statement last week. When the new international remittance service is activated, MTN subscribers registered for MobileMoney will be able to receive Western Union Money Transfer transactions in their mobile accounts. MTN’s MobileMoney service is currently available in Benin, Cameroon, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Rwanda, South Africa and Uganda, with pilots under way in several other markets. In addition, MobileMoney users in certain countries will be able to send Western Union Money Transfer transactions directly from their mobile phones for payout at one of Western Union’s 386 000 Agent locations in 200 countries and territories around the world. According to the World Bank, Uganda receives nearly US$500-million in remittances every year, making up 3% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP). “This alliance with MTN … will introduce cross-border remittances to an entirely new segment of customers by allowing them to send and receive money using just their mobile phones.” The company also recently announced an agreement with EnStream in Canada and State Bank of India in India, and has other agreements for Mobile Money Transfer with banks in Tunisia, Libya and South Africa. An MTN subscriber who receives a Western Union Money Transfer transaction to their MobileMoney account will be able to use the funds to pay bills, top up airtime, send money domestically and internationally, or withdraw cash at MobileMoney agents or any participating ATM. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material MTN offers the service in partnership with local banks. Western Union offers the Mobile Money Transfer service in the Philippines with Smart Communications and Globe Telecom; in Kenya with Safaricom; and in Malaysia with Maxis. 15 November 2010 The service will first be introduced in Uganda, where MTN’s MobileMoney service already boasts over one-million registered users, making it one of the most successful “mobile wallet” deployments in the world.
Why You Love Online Quizzes Tags:#design#infographic#productivity 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Five years ago, almost nobody knew what the heck an infographic was. (I sure didn’t, and I was a graphic design major in college at the time.)Now that the infographic craze has saturated us with new visual knowledge (and marketing gimmicks), something interesting has happened: The creation of infographics has become democratized. No longer is the act of creating a visual data story confined to professional designers using professional tools like Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop. Now anyone with a data set can build an infographic.(See also 5 Business & Design Tools Every Tech Freelancer Should Learn.)Trust me when I say that with these tools, you don’t have to be a designer to create a high-quality, effective infographic. Does this mean there’s no place for professional designers and data? Not at all. Uniqueness and customization will always carry a premium (as Column Five can attest), but there are plenty of instances where a prefab or low-cost alternative can be mighty useful.With that in mind, I’ve cobbled together a list of five services/methods that even non-designers can use to create or commission great infographics.Infogr.am: All The Bells And Whistles Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid For $29 a month, Piktochart gives you access to a WYSIWYG editor that will let you drag and drop elements to create an infographic. Some 300,000 users strong, including clients such as Harvard University, Red Bull and GE, Piktochart has built that following on the back of more than 90 included themes. But from a design standpoint, many of those themes are decent, but others are mundane or downright bad.As with Infogr.am, you can share your creations via social networks or download print-quality files. If you like the Piktochart editor – which is free to try – you may find the service worth paying for. One nice bonus: In the latest version, Piktochart lets users create search friendly graphics!Easel.ly: Theme-Based Drag-And-Drop With Objects While there are no themes in the new (beta) version of IBM’s Many Eyes, there are 11 different ways to visualize data, many of which you won’t find on the other platforms and services listed here. These visualization features let you go beyond pie charts to harness the power of word trees, heat maps, tree maps and yes, the infamous word cloud.It all starts by uploading a data set (or selecting one from the site, though many are basically useless at the moment) and then simply applying a visualization style. The visualizations can be broken down into three categories: Compare A Set Of Values Track Rises And Falls Over Time See Parts Of A WholeOne of the coolest options is the View In Context visualization, a type of line graph that shows changes in data over a long set of intervals (like time, for example).Note that the output of Many Eyes might not technically qualify as an infographic all by itself. But it’s a great tool to add variety to other offerings, like Infogr.am.Lead image courtesy of Shutterstock. Related Posts Like InfoActive, Easel.ly is currently in beta. Easel.ly also takes a theme-based, drag-and-drop WYSIWYG approach to infographic creation, but it comes loaded with a modest selection of just 10 “vhemes” (visual themes).Easel.ly sets itself apart by making it easy to insert a selection of objects from categories as varied as people, banners, icons, animals and nature (among others).While the current theme selection is a bit limited, people who enjoy the platform and interface can completely customize their infographics through the upload feature.Many Eyes V2: Pre-Made Visualization Filters How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? chris mcconnell Of all the infographic tools that claim to make data “fun,” (there are more than you’d think), InfoActive – now in beta testing – probably comes closest to delivering on the promise. It’s unique features – including interactivity and live data – make it seem more “up-to-date” than the competition.The platform lets you visualize data that isn’t just static – a big plus in today’s environment where people want to become part of the story. The addition of embedding live data is important given how quickly information can become outdated. The InfoActive website phrases it like this: “Hitting ‘publish’ isn’t the end of the story; it’s just the beginning.”Simplicity is a core feature here: the InfoActive site boasts that you don’t even need a tutorial to get started. No word yet on what, if anything, InfoActive will cost post-beta.Piktochart: Drag-And-Drop Templates Galore Infogr.am is free, and free is good. It’s a popular platform that has seen more than 800,000 infographics created to-date. Infogr.am is nice and simple, but the features it does have are power-packed. For instance, you can make more than 30 different types of charts (compared to 11 in Excel). Speaking of Excel, Infogr.am’s built-in spreadsheet editor makes editing data easy and enables importing of XLS and CSV files.One of its best features is the ability to download files in PNG or PDF format. This is perfect for including the infographic in a presentation or emailing itto a colleague. Many people will like the fact that you can publish your infographic online, which makes it sharable and embeddable. If your data is sensitive, give it a password and a private link.Infogr.am is far and away my favorite online infographics editor.InfoActive: Interactive, Live And Mobile-Friendly
DefinitionKyphoplasty is used to treat painful compression fractures in the spine. In a compression fracture, all or part of a spine bone collapses.The procedure is also called balloon kyphoplasty.Alternative Names Balloon kyphoplastyDescriptionKyphoplasty is done in a hospital or outpatient clinic.You may have local anesthesia (awake and unable to feel pain). You will likely also receive medicine to help you relax and feel sleepy.You may receive general anesthesia. You will be asleep and unable to feel pain.You lie face down on a table. The health care provider cleans the area of your back and applies medicine to numb the area.The doctor places a needle through the skin and into the spine bone. Real-time x-ray images are used to guide the doctor to the correct area in your lower back.A balloon is placed through the needle, into the bone, and then inflated. This restores the height of the vertebrae. Cement is then injected into the space to make sure it does not collapse again.Why the Procedure Is PerformedA common cause of compression fractures of the spine is thinning of your bones, or osteoporosis. Your doctor may recommend this procedure if you have severe and disabling pain for 2 months or more that does not get better with bed rest, pain medicines, and physical therapy.Your doctor may also recommend this procedure if you have a painful compression fractures of the spine due toCancer, including multiple myelomaInjury that caused broken bones in the spineRisksadvertisementKyphoplasty is generally safe. Complications may include:BleedingInfectionAllergic reactions to medicinesBreathing or heart problems if you have general anesthesiaLeakage of the bone cement into surrounding area (this can cause pain if it affects the spine or nerves). Leakage can lead to other treatments to remove the cement.Before the ProcedureBefore surgery, always tell your doctor or nurse:If you could be pregnantWhat drugs you are taking, even those you buy without a prescriptionIf you have been drinking a lot of alcoholDuring the days before the surgery:You may be asked to stop taking aspirin, ibuprofen, coumadin (warfarin), and other drugs that make it hard for your blood to clot.Ask your doctor which drugs you should still take on the day of the surgery.If you smoke, tried to stopOn the day of the surgery:You will usually be told not to drink or eat anything for several hours before the test.Take your drugs your doctor told you to take with a small sip of water.Your doctor or nurse will tell you when to arrive.After the ProcedureYou will probably go home on the same day of surgery. You should not drive, unless your doctor says it is OK.After the procedure:You should be able to walk. However, it is best to stay in bed for the first 24 hours, except to use the bathroom.After 24 hours, slowly return to your regular activities.Avoid heavy lifting and strenuous activities for at least 6 weeks.Apply ice to the wound area if you have pain where the needle was inserted.Outlook (Prognosis)People who have kyphoplasty often have less pain and a better quality of life after the surgery. They often need fewer pain medicines, and can move better than before.ReferencesWardlaw D, Cummings SR, Van Meirhaeghe J, et al. Efficacy and safety of balloon kyphoplasty compared with non-surgical care for vertebral compression fracture (FREE): a randomised controlled trial. Lancet. 2009;373(9668):1016-24.Berenson J, Pflugmacher R, Jarzem P, et al.; Cancer Patient Fracture Evaluation (CAFE) Investigators. Balloon kyphoplasty versus non-surgical fracture management for treatment of painful vertebral body compression fractures in patients with cancer: a multicentre, randomised controlled trial. Lancet Oncol. 2011 Mar;12(3):225-35.Anselmetti GC, Muto M, Guglielmi G, et al. Percutaneous vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty. Radiol Clin North Am. 2010 May;48(3):641-9.Review Date:10/14/2013Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.