Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The hunting question.

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Do you hunt? Yes, I hunt about everything I can legally. I’ll hunt birds, but not mammals. I’ll hunt mammals, but not birds. No. But I would like to. I just don’t have the time. No. Hunting does not interest me. No. I think it is unethical. I love hunting so much I poach. View Results  Loading …Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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Anthony Anderson’s childhood memories at Santa Anita

first_imgNew You Media‘s recent YouTube video features Santa Anita Park through an interview with Anthony Anderson. Anderson discussed how he has been coming to The Great Race Place since he was a young boy, mentioning that he can still remember only eating the mac n cheese. The interview was conducted on a day Anderson purchased a suite for some friends and himself. Appearing to have a great time, Anthony Anderson was all smiles.Via YouTubelast_img

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On Demand Books Turns Google’s eBook Archive Back Into Paperbacks

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting When you think about Google Books, chances are that you are thinking about eBooks and searching books on your desktop. Starting today, however, On Demand Books, the makers of the Espresso Book Machine, will have access to Google’s vast library of public domain books. Bookstores that buy an Espresso Book Machine will now be able to provide on-demand printing services for any of the close to 2 million books in Google’s repository. The Espresso Book Machine can print out about 145 pages per minute at a cost of about 1 cent per page. The machine itself costs around $100,000. On Demand Books argues that this device can revolutionize the distribution of books by decentralizing the marketplace for the distribution of books and can give libraries and bookstores a potentially unlimited inventory in their shops. In its press release about today’s agreement with Google, On Demand Books likens its machine to “an ATM for books.” For now, these printers are only available in a about a dozen locations, including the University of Michigan Shapiro Library in Ann Arbor, MI, and the Bibliotheca Alexandria in Alexandria, Egypt. The Harvard Book Store will also soon get one of these machines as well. By early 2010, On Demand Books hopes to have sold about 35 to 40 machines and this new deal with Google will surely help the company to reach this goal.It’s good to see that Google acknowledges that not everybody wants to read everything on a screen. While you could always just print out the PDF versions of the public domain books on your own printer, the Espresso machine can quickly print library-quality books in minutes – a service that might just be worth a few dollars. Related Posts frederic lardinois Tags:#Google#news#NYT#web center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Vettel is right in being cautious about his chances on Race Day

first_imgThe dust and grime have settled on the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida -in every sense. And after two days of hectic activity at the Indian Grand Prix in free practice and qualifying, it is clear that anyone who is going to watch Sunday’s race will get his or her money’s worth.Agreed, a lot of talk has revolved around dwindling interest this year, after the inaugural edition saw good crowds. But my point is, unlike many sports where the competitors do get a huge boost from fan support, the race drivers do not rely on the crowd to up their performances.The way this Formula One season has panned out, it has been frenetic activity for the big teams, with Red Bull again leading the charge in their inimitable style.The qualifying format is very simple and when one analyses the performance of Sebastian Vettel, again sitting on pole, he becomes the favourite to open up a huge lead in the drivers’ standings if he wins on Sunday.However, the two-time defending champion has been very defensive about his chances and even after clinching pole position says no points have been won and everything boils down to Race Day.From a fans’ point of view, the Indian GP is being held at a crucial time with the championship pretty much open. Though the battle for the drivers’ title is between Vettel and Fernando Alonso, with just six points separating them, the German will have the advantage of being right in front on the grid.For those who saw a flawless Vettel in superb form last year at the Buddh circuit, he is again on a hot streak now. The way he has won the last three races in Singapore, Japan and Korea was awesome. Yet, qualifying on Saturday was a mildly jittery one for Vettel as an error at Turn 7 on his first Q3 effort reflected vulnerability.However, the champion responded in style with a scorching lap of 1 minute 25.283s in his second attempt to beat Red Bull teammate Mark Webber. After that, Vettel stayed out, knowing that if he had to defend his position, he would return.In every sport, there are riveting rivalries which catch the eye. And in Formula One, you would imagine that the rivalry between drivers should be from different teams.Though Vettel and Webber are part of the same team, it is good to see both of them pushing each other so hard. The work the Red Bull engineers have done on the two cars in the second part of this season is awesome and the pace they produce cannot be matched.The way they started the topsyturvy season was difficult to understand, with initial races throwing up seven different winners.But now that Red Bull have found the zing again, unless something goes drastically wrong, Vettel looks unstoppable.I can understand why Vettel is trying to keep the pressure off himself by not talking too much about his chances at this point of time. Last year, he was pretty much in a comfort zone as the championship had been sealed midway through.Yet, the beauty of this sport is how the unexpected can happen.And to rule out more twists in the tale would be dicey as, despite the engineering efforts and skills of a racing driver like Vettel, it is, after all, a car. With 80,000 components bringing the beast to life, there is an element of suspense as one fault -mechanical, electrical or hydraulic -can stall the car.Sorry SchumiEven though none of these bothered Michael Schumacher’s Mercedes on Saturday, it was sad viewing to see the former champion limp along in qualifying.H aving been in the Capital for almost five days now, Schumacher has been attending media conferences and trying to remain focused on the last four races of his career. It’s clear that the seven-time F1 champion has lost the competitive edge. For those used to seeing Schumacher dominate the sport for years and his Ferrari eat up the miles on the track so fluidly, his last few days in F1 make for painful viewing.That he could not even make it to Q3 while teammate Nico Rosberg did was proof that there is no point blaming the car. And as Schumacher himself said earlier in the week, his legacy is intact, though his return to Formula One in 2010 after retiring in 2006 has been forgettable.The hardcore Schumacher fans fondly remember him for his daring and, at times, audacious driving in the Prancing Horse. And with his former teammate Felipe Massa also showing poor control of his car on the corners in Saturday’s qualifying, feeling nostalgic didn’t really help.advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

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OOCLs Revenue Volumes Continue Rising

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: OOCL Hong Kong-based Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) witnessed a surge in its yearly revenue mainly due to its Trans-Pacific service.Namely, the company’s revenue in 2018 increased by 9.9 percent to USD 5.96 billion for all services, compared to USD 5.42 billion reported in the previous year. The rise was driven by OOCL’s revenue in the Trans-Pacific service, which was up by 17.9 percent during the year.The company’s Asia/Europe service saw a revenue rise of 7.7 percent year-over-year, while the Trans-Atlantic and Intra-Asia/Australasia revenues increased by 3.9 and 3.7 percent, respectively.On a quarterly basis, total revenues jumped by 13.5 percent to USD 1.56 billion from USD 1.38 billion seen in the fourth quarter of 2017. Revenues in the Trans-Pacific were up by 26 percent, Asia/Europe and Trans-Atlantic contributed with a rise of 9.9 and 9.8 percent, respectively, while Intra-Asia/Australasia revenues marked a slight increase of 1.9 percent.Total volumes in 2018 expanded by 6.3 percent to 6.69 million TEU, compared to 6.29 million TEU reported a year earlier. The increase was mainly driven by the Asia/Europe volumes, which were up by 14.5 percent. The Trans-Pacific service handled 8.9 percent more volumes, while Intra-Asia/Australasia volumes increased by 2.6 percent. Trans-Atlantic volumes deflated by 0.9 percent in 2018.For the full year of 2018, loadable capacity increased by 7.4 percent, while the overall load factor was 0.8 percent lower than the same period in 2017. Overall average revenue per TEU increased by 3.4 percent compared to 2017.During the fourth quarter of 2018, total volumes increased by 6.4 percent to 1.71 million TEU, compared to 1.61 million TEU reported in the same period in 2017.OOCL informed that loadable capacity increased by 6.1 percent, while the overall load factor was 0.2 percent higher than in the same period in 2017. Overall average revenue per TEU increased by 6.7 percent compared to the fourth quarter of the previous year.last_img read more

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Encana CEO says Canadian oilfield would produce more if regulated in the

first_imgSuttles made the comments during a panel discussion at a PwC-sponsored energy forum in downtown Calgary that examined what Canada’s energy sector can do to compete more effectively.PwC national energy leader Reynold Tetzlaff says it’s vital that the country get pipelines built to take products to market, starting with the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion that could be approved by the federal government next month.He says Canadian politicians also need to co-operate to establish a credible national energy policy.Suttles said the “complexity and uncertainty in the regulatory process is orders of magnitude higher” in Canada, where Encana produces about one-third of its oil and gas, compared with the U.S.“The Montney now is the biggest area of growth in Canada, it’s where we’re focusing our attention, and if it sat in the United States it would probably be producing two, three, four times what it is producing today,” he said. CALGARY, A.B. – The CEO of Encana Corp. says Western Canada’s Montney oil and gas region would be two to four times more productive if it was in the United States with its more efficient regulatory systems.Doug Suttles says the enormous hydrocarbon-bearing formation that underlies the Alberta-B.C. border can compete with premier Texas shale oilfields but it’s being held back by a “cumbersome” regulatory system, along with the inability of smaller Canadian producers to access development capital.He says Encana has built some of the most energy-efficient facilities in the region with its partner to process the gas it produces, but it’s “ridiculous” that the years it takes to get permits is longer than the time required to actually build the plants.last_img read more

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BC to argue for injunction on Albertas turn off the taps law

first_imgThe Federal Court of Appeal quashed the approval months later, demanding more consultation with First Nations and a study into the pipeline’s potential impact on marine wildlife.The project was approved for a second time by the federal cabinet last week. The legislation was passed, but never used, by Alberta’s former NDP government as a way to put pressure on the province’s western neighbour to drop its fight against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.The new United Conservative government in Alberta proclaimed it into force shortly after Premier Jason Kenney was sworn in.He has said he doesn’t intend to use the turn-off-the-taps law right now, but he will if B.C. throws up roadblocks to the pipeline.The project, first approved in 2016, would triple the amount of oil flowing from the oilsands to B.C.’s Lower Mainland and from there to lucrative new markets across the Pacific.The project, first approved in 2016, would triple the amount of oil that flows from Edmonton to B.C.’s lower mainland, enabling access to new markets across the Pacific.The federal government bought the existing pipeline last year for $4.5 billion after its original builder, Texas-based Kinder Morgan, threatened to walk away from its expansion because of B.C.’s resistance. CALGARY, A.B. – British Columbia’s request for an injunction against Alberta’s so-called turn-off-the-taps law is to be heard in a Calgary courtroom today.The legislation allows Alberta to crimp energy shipments to B.C. if it stands in the way of a major pipeline expansion to the west coast.B.C. filed a statement of claim in Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench last month calling the law unconstitutional.last_img read more

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LS polls Security beefed up around collectorate building in Balurghat

first_imgBalurghat: Ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, the security in and around district collectorate building here has been tightened.As precautionary measures, the district administration has barricaded around 100 metres adjacent to the collectorate building with temporary bamboo fencing. According to an official source, all poll-related activities will be carried out from the office of district administration. Adequate policemen will be deployed in the area to avoid any untoward incident. According to the guidelines of Election Commission of India, no contesting candidate will be allowed to take out a procession while submitting nomination papers. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja”Stress has been given on ensuing free and fair poll in the region. No political party will be given permission for procession from March 28 onwards to April 4. Instructions have been given to police to check the entry of the candidates from the main gate of district administrative building with not more than three vehicles at a time,” said an official. Sufficient Central Reserve Paramilitary Forces will also deploy the area. District Election Officer and district magistrate Deepap Priya P recently conducted a high-level meeting with the police officers and the representatives of various political parties. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayA clear message has been delivered through this meeting that the district administration is determined to strictly implement EC norms. The border close to neighbouring Bangladesh is sealed. The candidates can submit the nominations between March 28 and April 4. Balurghat will vote on April 23, the third in the seven-phased Lok Sabha polls. On April 5, the nomination papers will be scrutinised while the last day of to withdraw candidature is April 8. The closing day for campaigning is scheduled on April 21. A total number of 14, 27, 567 people are expected to vote this year. Four major political parties —The Trinamool Congress, the BJP, the Congress and the RSP — are in the fray. Arpita Ghosh will contest once again from Balurghat seat on Trinamool ticket. Ghosh defeated RSP’s Prasanta Kumar Majumdar in 2014 to break the Left citadel. This time, RSP has fielded Ranen Barman, who had won 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2004 LS polls from Balurghat seat while the BJP and the Congress have fielded Sukanta Majumdar and Sadik Sarkar as their candidates. Both Majumdar and Sarkar are new faces.last_img read more

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Mark Hughes empathizes with Leicester City

first_imgSouthampton manager Mark Hughes sends his condolences to everyone at Leicester City following the tragic death of their club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha died in a tragic helicopter crash last weekend and the football family all around the world has come out in emotional support for the club, including Saints manager Mark Hughes.Hughes told Sky Sports: “It does affect the club and the players themselves, but what you find in football is you have to get on with your football life and your personal life, you have to deal with tragedy and change.“It will take time I am sure, given the circumstances, but everybody will I am sure will heal in their own time.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.Mark Hughes was at Chelsea when the club’s vice-chairman Matthew Harding died in a similar helicopter crash in October 1996.“It was really sad times for everyone connected to the club. We’d played a night match in Bolton and were traveling back and heard the tragic news that a big presence at the club had lost his life.” Hughes said, speaking of the crash in 1996.“The club came together as club and a team and you make decisions that you think were right at the time.“We as players just wanted to do well for the memory of Matthew Harding, and that is how we approached it.”last_img read more

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