Ellsworth boys’ swim team beats John Bapst

first_img Latest Posts Bio Ellsworth’s Cooper Holmes swims in a double-dual meet with George Stevens Academy and John Bapst on Thursday at the James Russell Wiggins Down East Family YMCA. Holmes took first in four events.Rachel DesfossesPHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSGeorge Stevens Academy’s Rachel Desfosses swims in a double-dual meet with George Stevens Academy and John Bapst on Thursday at the James Russell Wiggins Down East Family YMCA. Holmes took first in four events.PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMS12PreviousNextELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth boys’ swim team beat John Bapst in a double-dual meet with George Stevens Academy on Thursday at the James Russell Wiggins Down East Family YMCA.The Ellsworth boys won nine of 12 events to beat John Bapst 57-35, and the John Bapst boys beat GSA 64-26.“Several more state qualification times were achieved by several swimmers to add to the ones already achieved,” Ellsworth coach Jim Goodman said of the Eagle boys. “Unfortunately, the girls were hampered by sickness, and a third of the girls’ team did not swim due to that.”The Ellsworth girls lost to John Bapst 68-25. The John Bapst girls also beat GSA 60-34.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text“But with only six EHS girls available on deck, they still performed well, and all the swimmers achieved some of their best times to date,” Goodman said. “The quality of swimming continues to improve for all our new swimmers, as their times continue to drop.”The Ellsworth boys took first in the following events:200-yard medley relay: Jack McKechnie, Cooper Holmes, Sam Alvarado and Brian Whalley, 1:58.31200-yard freestyle: Talor Hamilton, 1:50.98200-yard IM: Cooper Holmes, 2:13.0650-yard relay: Hayden Sattler, 25.97100-yard butterfly: Cooper Holmes, 58.73100-yard freestyle: Sam Alvarado, 54.84100-yard backstroke: Talor Hamilton, 54.39100-yard breaststroke: Hayden Sattler, 1:08.87400-yard freestyle relay: Cooper Holmes, Hayden Sattler, Sam Alvarado and Talor Hamilton, 3:38.15.“GSA also swam very well,” Goodman said. “Especially since a lot of their swimmers are new to the sport.”For the girls, GSA won the following four events:200-yard IM: Ava Sealander, 2:27.73100-yard butterfly: Ava Sealander, 1:05.54500-yard freestyle: Maya Pelletier, 6:20.84400-yard freestyle relay: Emma Larson-Whittaker, Ava Sealander, Maya Pelletier and Emma Richardson, 4:37.16.“John Bapst is such a spirited team, and always fun to swim against,” Goodman said. “They have great swimmers, and the meets with them are overall fun to swim and fun to watch.”Ellsworth and GSA will face Bangor High School in a double-dual meet at 6 p.m. on Friday at Husson University. Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all) Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016center_img EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016 Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016last_img read more

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Steph Curry optimistic on rehab & Durant, Green overcoming spat

first_imgDALLAS — Even though Stephen Curry conceded “there are things that need to be worked through” between Kevin Durant and Draymond Green, Curry expressed optimism the two will mend fences over their recent spat. “They have a lot of equity built in that relationship,” Curry said. “They’ve won championships together. They’ve brought the best out of each other. Obviously, they never had an incident to this level. But when you have the experiences that they had and go through the journey we’ve been …last_img read more

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Extension of the biodiesel tax credit

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The bill included many issues of interest and impact to soybean farmers. However, it didn’t include an extension of the biodiesel tax credit that expired last year.The biodiesel tax credit and other expired temporary credits were not addressed in the comprehensive tax reform bill, but there is an effort to have a separate tax extender package included on another legislative vehicle that could pass before the end of 2017 or early in 2018. The Ohio Soybean Association and the American Soybean Association, as well as the National Biodiesel Board, are working to get the biodiesel tax credit attached to a revenue bill that might be moving through Congress.Soybean farmers have played a leading role in establishing and developing the biodiesel industry. From the first investments made by the soybean industry, biodiesel has grown into a domestic market approaching 3 billion gallons.last_img read more

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IT Poll: Does Your Company Use a Dedicated Idea Management Tool?

first_imgRon Shulkin, VP of the Americas at CogniStreamer, recently wrote a blog post titled “Trust me: You do NOT want to go through your company’s idea list manually.” Shulkin makes the case against using a basic electronic idea box for ideation, or shoehorning ideas into existing tools, instead of an application dedicated to managing ideas.“Without a proper mechanism for automatic idea promotion, someone is going to end up with a thousand ideas on their desk and have to filter them manually,” Shulkin writes. “They’ll have to read them all, sort through them, put them into categories, combine similar ones, somehow score them, rank them and decide which ones are the best.” The result is that the person in charge of filtering through all these ideas won’t be able to do a very good job, good ideas won’t be implemented and people will be discouraged from submitting ideas.How do you gather ideas at work? Are you using an idea management platform, dropping ideas into a box, or dealing with it all through e-mail or a forum? 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now IT + Project Management: A Love Affair klint finley Tags:#enterprise#Products Related Posts Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… For more on the case for idea management, check out Shulkin’s article “Is now the time for idea management?“ Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

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Home Ministry denies recommending Dhyan Chand’s name for Bharat Ratna

first_imgDhyan Chand The Home Ministry on Tuesday denied that it had recommended hockey legend Dhyan Chand’s name for the Bharat Ratna. “There is no discussion regarding this in the government. The stories in media have no basis,” Union minister Venkaiah Naidu said.Earlier in the day, there were reports that the Sports Ministry has recommended the hockey legend’s name for India’s highest honour.According to sources in the PMO, suggestions for various names have come in while the final decision is yet to be taken.Dhyan Chand had won three Olympic gold medals for hockey for India between 1928 and 1936. The Manmohan Singh-led UPA government made the last minute, but vital, change to ignore hockey wizard Dhyan Chand for the Bharat Ratna by replacing the hockey great’s candidature with that of cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, who retired from Test cricket last year.The dishonour meted out to Chand is visible in the mail trail, accessed by Headlines Today, involving the Prime Minister’s Office which show how the government snubbed Dhyan Chand to favour Sachin, no doubt two greats.On July 16 last year, the then Sports Minister Jitendra Singh recommended the hockey legend’s name for the Bharat Ratna which was acknowledged by former PM Manmohan Singh nine days later. The internal PMO note reveals Dhyan Chand’s name was making rounds for the award till early August 2013. This was possible due to an amendment in 2011 to the law which made sportspersons eligible for the country’s highest honour.last_img read more

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Jagdeep Singhs journey from gym training to Mr North India 2017

first_imgJagdeep SinghPR HandoutThe youth in India is so fascinated with fitness and gym. Having a sexy body is a dream of the majority of people but there are only a few people who also work for it rather than just dreaming about it. Jagdeep Singh who hails from Suro Padda, Amritsar is among those rare hardworking young guy who has now become an inspiration for the youth of Punjab.Coming from a small town middle class family, Jagdeep Singh was also like just an average guy we see in our neighbourhood but he had a mind of superstar and he was willing to achieve to make a name for himself. He was always fond of bodybuilding so he started training at a very young age to compete in the bodybuilding competition.After years of hard work and sweating in the gym in 2016, he finally participated in one of the most reputed bodybuilding show Mr Punjab and his hard work and dedication finally paid off when he came out as the winner of this competition and became Mr Punjab 2016. This accomplishment of Jagdeep Singh gave him a huge exposure in the media and fitness world.However, Mr Punjab title was not enough for Jagdeep, as he wanted to achieve many more things in his life so kept his spirit and aspirations high and later he went on to participate in the even bigger competition of Mr North India. Jagdeep’s momentum and high spirit helped him throughout the competition and conquered his another goal and became Mr North India 2017.Jagdeep Singh with his passionate and positive attitude earned many titles and his a famous name in the bodybuilding and fitness industry today. He also organised one of the biggest show in north India named as “Mr and Miss India glamours” to bring out the best of the best talent from north India.last_img read more

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Bangladesh Brunei enjoy excellent ties PM

first_imgPrime minister Sheikh Hasina at the banquet at Royal Palace, Brunei hosted by Sultan of Brunei Haji Hassanal Bolkiah. Photo: UNBPrime minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said Bangladesh and Brunei are enjoying an excellent relationship, which is solidly founded on shared values, religion, cultural linkage and many commonalities.”Our two countries continue to enjoy excellent relationship, which is solidly founded on shared values, religion, cultural linkage, and many commonalities,” she said while speaking at the banquet at Royal Palace, Brunei hosted by Sultan of Brunei Haji Hassanal Bolkiah.Sheikh Hasina said it was, indeed, gratifying for her to visit the great country, a true “Abode of Peace”, where pristine nature and centuries-old tradition embrace modernity.She recalled the memories of her brief visit to Brunei in early 1990s. At that time, her younger sister Sheikh Rehana was residing in Brunei with her family.The prime minister said immediately after coming to office in 1996, she had taken the initiative to reopen Bangladesh’s resident mission in Brunei with to forge closer ties between the two countries. “I’m thankful to Your Majesty for opening the resident mission in Dhaka in 1999,” she added.In Bangladesh, she said, the government is implementing a series of comprehensive initiatives to materialise the cherished dream of “Sonar Bangla” of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. “Robust economic performance and growing investments in social sectors kept us well in track to become a middle-income country by 2021 and a developed one by 2041.”Sheikh Hasina said in the afternoon, both the countries agreed to work together to promote deeper cooperation between the two countries. “We’ve identified a number of areas for collaboration. We also witnessed conclusion of seven bilateral instruments in priority areas.”Later in the afternoon, she said, she had the privilege to attend a Business Forum where business communities from both countries had interactions to identify the potential areas of cooperation.The prime minister also invited Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah to visit Bangladesh along with Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri.Earlier in the afternoon, prime minister Sheikh Hasina visited Jame Asr Mosque, the largest mosque of Brunei.She offered Asr prayers in the mosque, which is one of the two national mosques of the country.Sheikh Hasina also offered doa seeking blessings of Almighty Allah for the continued progress and prosperity of the nation as well as for peace and unity of the Muslim Ummah.The prime minister went round different parts of the mosque that has 29 golden domes and four minarets with a height of 190 feet.Sheikh Hasina exchanged pleasantries with the devotees who were present there at that time. She also signed the visitors’ book.last_img read more

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Purchase paddy at Tk 1200 per maund CPB tells govt

first_imgThe leaders of Bangladesh Communist Party (CPB-Marxist) speaks at a human chain at Jatiya Press Club on Saturday, 1 June 2019. Photo: UNBThe leaders of Bangladesh Communist Party (CPB-Marxist) on Saturday urged the government to purchase paddy directly from farmers, reports UNB.”Our farmers are frustrated as they aren’t getting fair price of their paddy. They aren’t even getting their production cost. The government must purchase paddy directly from farmers at Tk 1,200 per maund,” CPD general secretary MA Samad said at a human chain at the National Press Club.Samad, also coordinator of Ganatantrik Bam Oikya, claimed that farmers do not get fair prices because of corruption of government officials.He also demanded exemplary punishment of those involved in Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant’s corruption.”There’s no implementation of prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s zero tolerance policy against corruption which is plaguing every sector. The government must punish the corrupt,” Samad added.Sammobadi Party’s general secretary Harun Chowdhury, Shahid Asad Parishad general secretary Shamshuzzaman Milon, CPB central leaders Saidur Rahman, Shamsul Haque and Mostafa Al Khalid Bin Mahmud, among others, were present.last_img read more

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Houston School District Drafts Game Plan For Next Legislative Session

first_imgWikimedia CommonsIn 2017, there was a fight over school vouchers in the Texas Legislature, which considered whether to let parents use public money for private school tuition.After the midterm elections, the next Texas legislative session is around the corner. And leaders with the Houston Independent School District are already drafting their game plan.So far, the district’s wish list is short, but daunting. Ashlea Turner, who leads governmental relations and strategy at HISD, presented the top priorities at a recent board workshop. They are:Reforming school finance and reducing recapture;improving school safety and security; andaddressing accountability and sanctions.That last priority means HISD administrators want lawmakers to revise steep penalties if even one school in the district chronically fails to meet state standards. That trigger law, known as HB 1842, has been a threat last year and this year for HISD. A companion law, known as SB 1882, allows school districts to avoid sanctions if they temporarily hand control of those struggling schools over to an outside nonprofit or charter. But, so far, Houston school board members seem to be mixed on that strategy to revise sanctions.“I really think that it will compromise our ability to be heard and be effective on all these other things,” said Trustee Sue Deigaard.Trustee Elizabeth Santos said that she supported the “pie in the sky” agenda.“I mean, are you willing to let go of HSPVA? Are you willing to let go of DeBakey? Are you willing to give up Bellaire? Because that’s what you’re saying. I refuse to give up any one of our schools,” Santos said, naming some of Houston’s most prestigious high schools.The Houston school board is expected to finalize its legislative agenda at its meeting this Thursday. Sharelast_img read more

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Rakutens Movie Plans Take Off with Hurricane Starring Iwan Rheon Milo Gibson

first_imgThe plan, company founder and CEO Jacinto Roca told Variety, is to coproduce, invest, and acquire rights so that Rakuten Cinema is the brand for day-and-date movies. He said its investment in independent film in Europe is a boon for indies, who will benefit from more timely releases in theaters and on digital. “For producers it allows them to distribute content more widely,” he said.“We are in a situation in the industry where great things have happened around TV shows, but the distribution of movies is still challenged,” Roca said. “We are bringing the cinema experience to the living room of European households. We are trying to prove that you can launch movies in a shorter window versus theatrical.”He added that shortening windows will benefit everyone, including movie theaters. “If we move the windows closer it will be a win-win. Theaters will not be impacted in our opinion, people will still want that experience. Shorter windows also mean the marketing investment that the studios are making on the theatrical release can also benefit digital.”In financial terms the film investment will be single-digit millions of Euros this year and double-digit in 2019. Rakuten will not, with the first titles at least, take exclusive digital rights to projects it cofinances, meaning the films will also be available on electronic-sell-through sites.Rakuten came on board “Hurricane” as an early coproducer on the $10 million project. BAFTA-winner David Blair directs. Based on a true story, it follows a group of Poles who fought with distinction alongside British Royal Air Force pilots, in by-then-outdated Hurricane fighter planes. Rheon plays Polish flying ace Jan Zumbach. Stefanie Martini, Marcin Dorocinski, and Krystof Hadek also star.“Not only is the film a visual spectacle, with brilliant performances and a fabulous authentic look and feel, but by partnering with Rakuten and hitting a key audience demographic, with our combined vision for the film and release plan, we hope to maximiz the commercial returns for everybody involved,” said Kaleidoscope CEO, Spencer Pollard.Kaleidoscope Film Distribution is the global sales agent on “Hurricane,” which is produced by Krystian Kozlowski of Prospect 3, Matt Whyte of Stray Dogs Films and Lipsync Productions. Rakuten TV is making a major movie play in Europe, and will invest millions of Euros into production this year and next. The streamer is on a mission to crunch release windows and the first project it has invested in is “Hurricane.” The World War II action thriller has “Game of Thrones” star Iwan Rheon, and Milo Gibson, who starred in “Hacksaw Ridge.” It will launch on Rakuten TV and in movie theaters in the U.K. on the same date in September.Rakuten TV, which launched as Wuaki.tv and rebranded after being acquired by Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten, has partnered with Kaleidoscope Entertainment on “Hurricane.” The streaming and download service will also release a yet-to-be-announced Spanish movie this year, and is working up a slate of up to five films from different European territories for 2019. Rakuten TV operates in 12 countries in Europe, mostly on a pay-per-view basis. In Spain, where it is headquartered, it also offers an monthly SVOD service. Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

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Digitalsmiths Seamless Discovery service for pers

first_imgDigitalsmiths’ Seamless Discovery service for personalised recommendations.The trend of ‘cord thinning,’ cutting one or more pay-TV services, is on the rise, with 16.9% of people decreasing or removing services in Q3, according to new research by video search and recommendation firm Digitalsmiths.The consumer trend survey noted a sequential rise in chord thinning from 13.4% in Q1 and 14% in Q2 with premium channels proving the highest-ranking service that was cut. However, 17.2% of consumers said they had actually increased their cable or satellite services.“While survey results on cord-cutting and cord-thinning prove customer retention should remain a focus among pay-TV providers, the latest growing trend is cord-cheating. A topic Digitalsmiths introduced in Q2 2013, cord-cheating refers to the continuing trend by consumers to seek on-demand video content from third-party services and OTT services as an alternative to their traditional pay-TV provider,” said Digitalsmiths.The survey found that 48.2% of respondents are now using subscription OTT services such as Netflix and Hulu, while 28.7% said they use third-party pay-per-rental services such as iTunes.By comparison, 72.9% of respondents said they never purchase from their pay TV provider’s VoD catalogue.In terms social media’s influence on viewing habits, Digitalsmiths found that 15.4% tweet or post what they are watching on TV to social networks, while 30.8% said they choose to watch something based on a TV show or movie’s social buzz.last_img read more

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Swiss service providers Swisscom Sunrise UPC Cab

first_imgSwiss service providers Swisscom, Sunrise, UPC Cablecom, Orange and the cable network companies’ association Swisscable have teamed up to adopt a common position on net neutrality.The operators have formulated a code of conduct and are to create a new Ombudsman office that will monitor net neutrality in the country.Principles adopted include that no services or applications will be blocked and that freedom of information and the free expression of opinion will not be restricted.The code states that bandwidth may be managed under some circumstances, for example to comply with official rulings and to prioritise time-critical services such as IP telephony, TV, emergency calls, video conferencing and future telemedicine applications.Where it is suspected that a service provider is in breach of the code, users will be able to call on the ombudsman’s office, which will draw on the expertise of independent consultants in examining the case and mediating between users and service providers.last_img read more

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Liberty Globalowned cable operator UPC Poland is

first_imgLiberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Poland is to launch a full Horizon advanced TV offering, making available a decoder that provides access to advanced TV, internet and telephony, in the New Year. UPC Poland, which has already made the Horizon Go service available, has invited a select group of its customers to trial the set-top box service ahead of its commercial launch. The decoder, which provides access to social media sites including Facebook, YouTube and Twitter on TV as well as personalised navigation, is equipped with a double-sided QWERTY keyboard for easier use of advanced features.The box allows users to record up to four programmes simultaneously while watching a fifth, to record programmes remotely via the Horizon app, to pause live TV and to access a variety of internet sites.Grzegorz Esz, UPC Poland board member responsible for marketing, said that the launch of Horizon would provide the operator’s customers with the “the best experience in the use of television in Poland”.last_img read more

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Julian Hector The BBC has appointed veteran produc

first_imgJulian HectorThe BBC has appointed veteran producer Julian Hector as head of its respected Natural History Unit.The NHU is part of BBC Studios, the UK public broadcaster’s overarching production division, and Hector assumes the role vacated by Wendy Darke earlier this year amid a raft of management changes.Darke has since set up her own production company, True to Nature.Hector is a veteran wildlife producer and has been editor of Natural History Radio at the BBC. His TV credits over the last two decades include credits include Battle of the Sexes, Saving Species, Migration and Ivory Wars.He said: “This is such an important time to lead the Natural History Unit. We thrill our audiences with the extreme close-up and immerse them in the wonderful world of nature; and with people and nature ever more challenged to share the same space on earth it has never been more important to tell stories of that relationship.”In other changes at the NHU, Oliver Thompson takes on an expanded commercial role as head of business. Reporting to Hector, he is being upped from head of production.He said: “The launch of BBC Studios means the NHU is at a critical point in its evolution and we need to create the right environment for our creative and business teams to thrive. This presents a huge opportunity for us to bring our world-class content to new customers and new platforms, and deliver value back to BBC licence fee payers.”Lisa Opie, BBC Studios director, factual, added: “I’m delighted that the world class credibility and heritage of the Natural History Unit is in such strong hands.“Julian brings passion, vision and vast experience to the Unit. Oli will drive the business through this important and challenging transition into the competitive market. Together they’ll make a powerful team.”Opie landed her post in June, as new BBC Studios chief Mark Linsey appointed a trio of executives with significant business acument to lead the factual, scripted, and entertainment, music and events divisions. Roger Leatham bagged the entertainment post, and Nick Betts became genre chief of scripted.last_img read more

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Richard Halton YouView chief executive Richard Hal

first_imgRichard HaltonYouView chief executive Richard Halton is to stand down at the end of this year to pursue new opportunities.The UK hybrid digital TV platform, which is jointly owned by BT, TalkTalk, the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Arqiva, said that Halton, who led YouView from launch, had decided the moment was right to step down.YouView is currently in three million UK homes, mostly through its use by BT and TalkTalk to deliver TV services as part of a multiplay offering.Halton was controller of business strategy at the BBC, where he led development of YouView predecessor Project Canvas, before becoming CEO of YouView when the company was formed in 2010.YouView said that a search was already underway for a replacement.Simon Duffy, chairman of YouView said: “YouView is now a world class technology platform which blends the best of the UK’s major broadcasters and communication companies with digital OTT services. Richard has been a major contributor to this success, marshalling a unique partnership between YouView’s seven shareholders – BT, TalkTalk, the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Arqiva. We wish him well in his future endeavors.”Halton said: “It has been a fantastic 10 years at the helm of an extraordinary business – one that now shapes the way three million homes find and watch television. To have led YouView through such an exciting time in the TV industry has been a privilege and I would like to thank my team as well as our shareholders and partners for their unerring support, commitment and energy. After a decade I feel it is time to move on and explore new opportunities, knowing that I leave YouView well set for the future.”last_img read more

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