OMAHA — Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers say the big upstream reservoirs on the Missouri River are ready for spring snowmelt — and possible flooding.Corps engineer Mike Swenson, in the Omaha office, says they already have hit their flood storage goals and are starting to cut back flows from Gavins Point Dam, upriver from Sioux City.“Gavins Point releases averaged a record 34,800 (cubic feet per second) in February,” Swenson says. “Releases were decreased from 38,000 to 35,000 CFS earlier this week.”Corps officials say releases will fluctuate up and down frequently as we head into spring as part of an “aggressive strategy” to maintain flood storage space for as long as possible.“As the Plains snowpack continues to melt, releases will be adjusted as needed based on reservoir system and downstream conditions,” Swenson says. “Releases will remain above average as conditions allow in order to maintain more flood storage for a longer period of time.”The Corps reports snowpack in the mountains of Montana and Wyoming is now over 100-percent of normal. Officials say runoff has contributed to rises on downstream river levels with the potential to cause setbacks to levee repairs, while cutting back releases from Gavins Point should take the peak off higher river stages.
Despite a fourth place showing in league standings, hockey evaluators have noticed the Kootenay Wildcats possess a core group of exciting players.Why else would the B.C. Female AAA Hockey League selected no less than eight players to the upcoming All star game Sunday, at the Events Centre in Langley.Trail’s Christina Bonacci, Erin McLean and Katie Yuris, Denomie Vockeroth-Fisher of Rossland, Castlegar’s Morgan Flynn, Kathryn Haegedorn of Kaslo, Shea Weighill of Nakusp and Holly Nikirk of Invermere were recently selected by B.C. Hockey to appear in the showcase contest.Kootenay manager Mike Bonacci was also selected to be at the game in an official capacity.It’s the most players ever selected for one All Star Game from the Wildcats.A total of 40 players — 12 defencemen, 24 forwards and four goalies — were selected from the five teams in the league.Players were selected based on on- and off-ice performances.An exciting component of the 2011 All Star Game is the skills competition that will be held for the participating all-star players during the intermissions.The skills event includes fastest skater and shoot out competition.Weighill gets honourable mentionIn other Female AAA news, Mackenzie Wong of the Fraser Valley Phantoms was selected player of the month for November.Wong led the Fraser Valley Phantom in points for November with one goal and five assists.The Phantom is currently undefeated with a 12-0 record, which puts them in first place within the FMAAA standings.Weighill, with four goals and three assists for the Wildcats, was one of four players on the honourable mention [email protected]
IT + Project Management: A Love Affair 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now The IBM PC, the machine that helped launch the original revolution in business computing, burst onto the scene 28 years ago today. Though it was far from the first personal computer available for purchase, IBM’s original 5150 model quickly became the gold standard for business computing, and helped to transform our notions of communication and collaboration forever. The year was 1981. While Apple and other companies had been selling to hobbyists and select geeks, there was by no means any guarantee that personal computers would be as influential as they are today. But just a year later, Timehad named the computer “Man of the Year,” and 80 percent of Americans predicted that home computers would be “as common as television sets or dishwashers.” The millions of IBM PCs sold and the army of clones it inspired are what jump-started that shift. The IBM PC was a driving force behind getting people to see computing as a personalized activity at work and at home. By cementing the idea of computing as a personal activity in our culture, the IBM PC set the stage for the Web as we now know it, a phenomenon that would eventually circle back to influence the enterprise enormously. Photo courtesy Wikipedia Related Posts Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… steven walling Tags:#enterprise#Trends Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…
The Wallsend Touch Association and the Cerebral Palsy Alliance will come together on Sunday, 29 September with their inclusive Touch Football knockout day to be held. 24 teams will take to the field at the Wallsend Touch Ovals, with all money raised going to the Cerebral Palsy Alliance. The teams will also have the opportunity to take part in wheelchair Touch Football as well. It is the third consecutive year that the event has been held, with team numbers doubling for the 2013 event. For more information about the event, please visit www.wallsendtouch.com.au or the Wallsend Touch Association Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/wallsend.touchfootball.To find out more about the Cerebral Palsy Alliance, please visit their website – https://www.cerebralpalsy.org.au/. Related LinksWallsend Touch Fundraiser
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – MARCH 29: Head coach Rick Pitino of the Louisville Cardinals reacts as he coaches against the Louisville Cardinals during the Midwest Region Semifinal round of the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 29, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Saturday’s fantastic Kentucky-Louisville game should have made headlines for the great game on the court, but an alleged gesture by Cardinals coach Rick Pitino as he exited the floor has captured the attention of the college basketball world. Following his team’s two point loss, a Kentucky fan tweeted a video of Pitino allegedly giving the middle finger to taunting Wildcats fans. It is hard to tell definitively what the gesture Pitino makes is, but a new video has come out that gives a slightly better angle.This video, posted to Facebook by Adam Joseph Gatzke, is still grainy, but it definitely looks like Pitino extends a finger, and it doesn’t look like it could be his index finger to make a “No. 1” gesture, as Pitino said was the case.Between this incident, and Pitino skipping his post-game press conference, and the looming questions surrounding his program due to the sex scandal that broke before the season, Pitino is having a very rough 2015. Fox Sports’ Aaron Torres has gone as far as to call him the “least likable” person in college sports. If he did, in fact, flip off a number of fans, even if they taunted him, it doesn’t help his case there.[Reddit]
Calling it her “one-year birthday wish,” ABC’s “Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts is asking people to join the Be The Match Registry® in celebration of the life-saving bone marrow transplant she received last September.This appeal for registry members, captured in a new public service announcement (PSA), is Roberts’ latest effort to raise awareness about Be The Match®, the nonprofit organization dedicated to helping patients with blood cancers like leukemia receive life-saving bone marrow and umbilical cord blood transplants.The new PSA premiered on “GMA” on Sept. 20. It builds on a series of PSAs, outdoor advertisements and more that Roberts has embarked on since partnering with Be The Match in 2012.Roberts began her crusade to recruit bone marrow donors shortly following her announcement on national television that she was battling myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and would need a bone marrow transplant to survive. Though her sister Sally-Ann was a perfect match, Roberts has worked tirelessly to raise awareness, hoping that other patients may find their perfectly matched donors.These efforts have ignited an incredible, and unprecedented, outpouring of support for Be The Match, with tens of thousands of people joining the registry as potential bone marrow donors. To recognize Roberts for all that she has done to help blood cancer patients everywhere, Be The Match recently honored Roberts with its Rod Carew Leadership Award—an award reserved for individuals who have made a profound difference in the lives of patients and their families through their leadership and commitment to Be The Match’s mission.Be The Match Honors ABC’s Robin Roberts with its Rod Carew Leadership AwardCredit/Copyright: PRNewsFoto/Be The Match“I was fortunate to receive a life-saving bone marrow transplant from my sister. But when I learned about the great need for bone marrow donors, especially in the African American community, I knew there was an important message to spread,” Roberts said in accepting the award via video on Sept. 21, during the sixth annual Be The Match Tribute fundraising event in Minneapolis. “I’ve been humbled by those people who’ve gone on to donate after hearing about my experiences, and it’s an honor to receive an award that bears Rod’s name and legacy.”Rod Carew, the baseball Hall-of-Famer, has been a leading advocate for a diverse donor registry since losing his daughter, Michelle, to leukemia in 1996. No one in Michelle’s family could provide a match, and their many efforts to find a suitable unrelated donor were unsuccessful.“Robin is a symbol of leadership and courage. She overcame incredible obstacles and continues to advocate on behalf of blood cancer patients,” said Jeffrey W. Chell, M.D., chief executive officer of Be The Match. “We are grateful for her support, amazed by her grace and honored to present her with the Rod Carew Leadership Award.”Robin Roberts’ Prayer For Protection wristbands at ShopBeTheMatch.org and Sephora – Time Square.Credit/Copyright: PRNewsFoto/Be The MatchIn addition to Robert’s awareness efforts, more than 325,000 “Robin Roberts’ Prayer for Protection” wristbands—designed by Roberts’ friends—have been sold to-date. One hundred percent of the net proceeds support the Be The Match mission to save lives through bone marrow transplants. The wristbands are available for purchase in packs of five for $5 at ShopBeTheMatch.org and two Time Square Sephora locations in New York City. Starting in mid-October, the wristbands also will be available for purchase online on the “Good Morning America” page at the official ABC TV Fan Store.About Be The MatchFor people with life-threatening blood cancers—like leukemia and lymphoma—or other diseases, a cure exists. Be The Match connects patients with their donor match for a life-saving marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant. People can contribute to the cure as a member of the Be The Match Registry, financial contributor or volunteer. Be The Match provides patients and their families one-on-one support, education, and guidance before, during and after transplant.Be The Match is operated by the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP), a nonprofit organization that matches patients with donors, educates health care professionals and conducts research so more lives can be saved. To learn more about the cure, visit BeTheMatch.org or call 1 (800) MARROW-2.Source:PR Newswire
New Delhi: The Centre has cancelled the sixth and seventh rounds of coal mines auction under which it was planning to put on sale 19 blocks.The coal ministry in a notice to the bidders said that “the 6th Tranche and 7th Tranche of auction stands cancelled.”However, the government did not specify the reasons for the cancellation.”Accordingly, the tender process of the coal mines…stands cancelled,” the ministry said.Under the sixth round, the government had earlier announced the auction of 13 blocks for the regulated sectors, including iron and steel, cement and aluminium. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in SepThe mines were Brahampuri, Bundu, Gondkari, Gondulpara, Jaganathpur A, Jaganathpur B, Khappa and Extn, Bhaskarpara, Marki Mangli IV, Sondiha, Chitarpur, Jamkhani and Gare Palma IV/1.While in the seventh tranche the coal ministry had said it would auction six coking coal blocks for iron and steel sector.The blocks were Brahmadiha, Choritand Tilaiya, Jogeshwar and Khas Jogeshwar, Rabodh, Rohne and Urtan North.The tender process under the sixth and seventh rounds was “initiated vide notice inviting tender dated October 25, 2018”, the ministry had said. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to CustomsA source had earlier said the successful allottees of the 19 coal blocks will be allowed to sell up to 25 per cent of the actual production in open market at prices fixed by state-owned Coal India.The government had last month allowed sale of 25 per cent of coal production from captive mines in the open market, a move aimed at increasing competitiveness and making future auction of blocks attractive.The decision was taken during a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, an official release had said.The allottee of a coal mine for specified end use or own consumption was not permitted to sell coal in open market earlier.
Tokyo: Japanese car giant Toyota and investment fund SoftBank Vision Fund on Friday unveiled an investment of $1 billion in US company Uber to drive forward the development of driverless ridesharing services. The latest cash injection, expected to close in the third quarter this year, came amid fevered anticipation of Uber’s public share offering which is expected to be the largest in the tech sector for years. Toyota has already invested $500 million in Uber as the firm races Google-owned Waymo and a host of other companies, including major automakers, to develop self-driving vehicles. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThe latest investment, which also involves Japanese parts maker DENSO, will go to Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group in a bid to “accelerate the development and commercialisation of automated ridesharing,” the firms said in a statement. Toyota and DENSO are stumping up $667 million and SoftBank Vision Fund, the investment arm of Japanese tycoon Masayoshi Son’s SoftBank, will pour $333 million into the venture. It is already the top shareholder in Uber, holding 16 per cent. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostThe Japanese car firm said it would also contribute “an additional $300 million over the next three years to help cover the costs related to these activities.” Uber chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi said driverless cars would “transform transportation as we know it, making our streets safer and our cities more liveable.” His firm is aiming to go beyond car rides to becoming the “Amazon of transportation” in a future where people share, instead of own, vehicles. If all goes to plan, commuters could ride an e-scooter to a transit station, take a train, then grab an e-bike, share a ride or take an e-scooter at the arriving station to complete a journey — all using an Uber app on a smartphone. Uber is also seeing growing success with an “Eats” service that lets drivers make money delivering meals ordered from restaurants. Last week, Uber filed official documents for its much-anticipated public share offering. The filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission said it operates on six continents with some 14 million trips per day and has totalled more than 10 billion rides since it was founded in 2010. The filing contained a “placeholder” amount of $1 billion to be raised but that figure is expected to increase ahead of the initial public offering (IPO) expected in May. The Wall Street Journal said earlier this month that Uber was seeking to raise $10 billion in what would be the largest stock offering of the year. Media reports said the ride-hailing giant was likely to seek a market value of close to $100 billion. Uber is the largest of the “unicorns” or venture-backed firms worth at least $1 billion to list on Wall Street, and is one of the key companies in the “sharing economy” based on offering services to replace ownership of cars, homes and other commodities. Its revenue grew 42 per cent last year to $11.2 billion but it continued to lose money from its operations. A net profit was reported for the year from a large asset sale, but operational losses were more than $3 billion. And some analysts have voiced caution over the forthcoming IPO given a relative lacklustre debut for Lyft, the main US rival. Khosrowshahi has promised greater transparency as he seeks to restore confidence in the global ridesharing leader hit by a wave of misconduct scandals. In October, Toyota and SoftBank announced the creation of a joint venture to create “new mobility service” including driverless vehicles for services such as meal deliveries. The new company — called “Monet”, short for “mobility network” — is majority owned by SoftBank. SoftBank started as a software firm but has increasingly been pushing into investments under tycoon Son, one of Japan’s richest men.
Madrid – The autonomous region of Galicia (northwestern Spain) takes a “special interest” in the Moroccan market as part of its Plan of Exports Promotion (Foexga).This plan worth one million euros, adopted Thursday by the regional government, seeks the internationalization of companies’s activities in this Spanish region and places Morocco among the most important countries in this strategy.Among the objectives of this plan are the organization of trade missions to fifty countries, including Morocco, and the involvement of Galician companies in international trade events.
You’re reading Back of the Envelope, an experiment that aims to bring shorter, quicker content to FiveThirtyEight. All postseason, FiveThirtyEight’s MLB projections have had a lot of doubts about the Cleveland Indians — our forecast didn’t even think they would make it out of the division series. In the video above, Neil Paine explores the chances that Cleveland’s expectation-defying streak will continue in the World Series against the mighty Cubs. Share on Facebook