WATCH: ESPN’s Jesse Palmer breaks down big college football matchups

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailABC NewsBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — New Year’s Day is a big day for college football fans as some of the country’s top teams take to the field in big bowl games.TJ Holmes talks to ESPN’s Jesse Palmer about the this year’s college football playoffs.Watch the video from ABC’s Good Morning America:Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. January 1, 2021 /Sports News – National WATCH: ESPN’s Jesse Palmer breaks down big college football matchupscenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

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Spanish OPV ‘Infanta Elena’ Sets Sail to Africa

first_img INFANTA ELENA SPECIFICATIONS February 27, 2014 Displacement1,233 tons standard, 1,482 tons full load Complement118 During this two and a half month-long deployment, the ‘Infanta Elena’ will participate in several APS maritime security exercises. The first one is ‘Saharan Express’, an exercise intended to develop and improve regional capabilities to allow the nations involved to indigenously control their territorial waters and exclusive economic zones (EEZ).The second exercise, ‘Obangame Express’, will focus on maritime interdiction operations (MIO); that is, embargo, illegal trafficking and anti-terrorist operations.‘Africa Partnership Station’ is an international strategic program designed to build skills and expertise providing assistance to West African nations with joint training exercises. The initiative intends to improve maritime security and stability in the area, enhancing the capabilities of those nations. Other participating nations include: the United States, Germany, Italy, Portugal, the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Brazil, Turkey, Mauritania, Senegal, Cape Verde, Cameroun, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Nigeria, Congo Republic, Benin and Sao Tome and Principe.OPV INFANTA ELENA DOCKEDDefense Diplomacy PlanDuring her deployment in Africa, the oceanic patrol vessel will also support the defense diplomacy plan, a series of international activities based on dialogue and cooperation which the Spanish Ministry of Defense regularly carries out at bilateral level with allied and partner nations to foster the implementation of defense policy objectives like conflicts prevention or the strengthening of security capabilities.Accordingly, the ‘Infanta Elena’ is scheduled to call at the following ports: Dakar (Senegal), Porto Grande (Cape Verde), Duala (Cameroun), Lobito (Angola), Lagos (Nigeria) and Nouakchott (Mauritania).The OPV ‘Infanta Elena’, under the command of lieutenant-commander Jorge Melero, is the third ‘Descubierta’-class corvette built by the former Bazán Shipyards (now Navantia) in Cartagena, and delivered to the Spanish Navy in 1980. From September 2004 to June 2005 the ship was converted into an oceanic patrol vessel with serial number P-76. Her home port is Cartagena and is usually tasked with the following missions: maritime security, fight against sea pollution, detection and tracking of suspected illegal activities, and collaboration with other State Security and Constabulary departments fighting terrorism and drug trafficking. Beam10.4 m View post tag: Defence Length88.8 m View post tag: INFANTA Draught3.8 m View post tag: sail View post tag: sets Share this article View post tag: africa [mappress]Press Release, February 27, 2014; Image: Spanish Navy View post tag: Spanish View post tag: Navy View post tag: Defense View post tag: ELENA Back to overview,Home naval-today Spanish OPV ‘Infanta Elena’ Sets Sail to Africa INFANTA ELENA DEPARTS CARTAGENA ‘The Spanish Navy’s Oceanic Patrol Vessel (OPV) ‘Infanta Elena’ has left Cartagena to take part in different cooperation-related activities in the African continent that the Ministry of Defense and the Spanish Navy carry out as part of the ‘Africa Partnership Station’ (APS) initiative. The deployment is scheduled to conclude on May 11th. StatusActive View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval Range4,000 nautical miles (7,400 km) at 18 knots (33 km/h) Speed25kn Spanish OPV ‘Infanta Elena’ Sets Sail to Africalast_img read more

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Soft Robots, in color

first_imgHaving already broken new ground in robotics with the development, last year, of a class of “soft”, silicone-based robots based on creatures like squid and octopi, Harvard scientists are now working to create systems that would allow the robots to camouflage themselves, or stand out in their environment.As described in a paper published August 16 in Science, a team of researchers led by George M. Whitesides, the Woodford L. and Ann A. Flowers University Professor, has developed a “dynamic coloration” system for soft robots that might one day have applications ranging from helping doctors plan complex surgeries to acting as a visual marker to help search crews following a disaster.In this video, Stephen Morin, a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Chemistry and Chemical Biology and first author of the paper, discusses the research and demonstrates how the system works.last_img read more

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Flynn Rider & Prince Charming Will NOT Appear in Into the Woods Film

first_imgFor a moment, one peculiar passing moment, we were collectively anxious over a questionable change made to the upcoming Disney film adaptation of Into the Woods. Earlier today, Broadway.com reported that select character names in the movie had potentially been changed to reflect their Disney counterparts. A Disney spokesperson has confirmed that character names in the film are indeed faithful to the original names in the Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine musical. The incorrect names “were published online in error and have now been corrected.” This is just the latest in a collection of changes that had been reported, whether confirmed or not, that were later reversed. In June, an article in The New Yorker cited a master class conversation with Sondheim to report that the song “Any Moment” had been cut, as had Cinderella’s Prince’s tryst with the Baker’s Wife. The Tony and Oscar-winning composer later clarified in a statement that “the Prince’s dalliance is still in the movie, and so is ‘Any Moment.’” Additionally, a new song that was written for the Witch, played by Meryl Streep on screen, has been cut in post-production. Along with Streep, the Rob Marshall film, set to release on Christmas Day, stars James Corden as the Baker, Emily Blunt as the Baker’s Wife, Chris Pine as Cinderella’s Prince, Billy Magnussen as Rapunzel’s Prince, Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, as well as Christine Baranski, Tammy Blanchard, Lucy Punch, Johnny Depp, MacKenzie Mauzy, Lilla Crawford and Daniel Huttlestone. Among the incorrect names that were listed on the Disney official website were Flynn Rider (of Tangled) notoriety instead of Rapunzel’s Prince, Prince Charming in the place of Cinderella’s Prince and Lady Tremaine, the moniker of Cinderella’s stepmother in the Disney property. View Commentslast_img read more

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Horoscopes by PsychicDeb for July 2014

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Aries – The spotlight is on your domestic life now. You will find that you are able to adjust to old circumstances that are far from pleasant. Making the best of things is right up your alley. With your ruling planet in the 7th house now, the ball is in your court as everyone around you looks to you for firm leadership.Taurus – Your ruling planet in the 2nd house emphasizes money and security. Your finances will improve if you brighten your outlook on life. There are many areas opening up for you; just search for the one that is most lucrative and stay with it. You will eventually be rewarded for something you did for a friend.Gemini – If you are in need of friends, make sure you are putting all your time into productive pursuits. Don’t waste effort on things or people who cannot help you with pressing needs. Give yourself enough elbow room to accomplish your aims and push ahead. It isn’t to your advantage to confide in others at this time.Cancer – Life seems to have many surprises in store for you. Keep your fingers crossed or damage an on-going relationship that probably should not be brought to a sudden halt. Cultivate a loved one’s interest in something you enjoy, then share the experience together. Happiness is a two-way street now.Leo – You could receive some news that sound worse than it really is. With deep meditation and clear thinking it will be easy for you to overcome any obstacles you encounter at this time. Pursue your goals and don’t be intimidated by people who might want to talk you out of your hard-earned money.Virgo – Keep in touch with friends of long standing; you will have much to share with them in the near future. Take a trip down memory lane with someone who is dear to you. The happy moments from the past can help fan the flames of love in your present romance.Libra – Your difficulties with friends and family could be due to you trying to live their lives for them. They are intent on being their own master. It may mean a split; so be it. If they do leave the door open for you, be willing to change your behavior and let them know you’ve changed for the better.Scorpio – Some of you may be attracted to someone who does not return your interests. Study your motives before approaching this individual with ideas about a future together. It could be that your own interest is temporary and based on loneliness or a need for self-gratification. Instead, use this time for a short trip or catch up on neglected educational matters that have been pushed to the side.Sagittarius – Don’t rely too heavily on information received in the mail (electronically or otherwise). Investigate before you pass judgment on something or someone you know little about. Consider enrolling in your local college. You could find that intellectual stimulation is really what you want now.Capricorn – You will be able to find plenty of enjoyable ways to fill your time now that you’ve adopted a better rapport with the world in general. Your refreshed sense of humor could help you out of some tight situations. Maintain good relationships with members of your family.Aquarius – a matter of importance may call some of you to a distant place, while others could be working out a new scheme at work that involves a lot of details. Keep your nose to the grind stone. You may be on someone’s promotion list which is a step in the right direction. Your efforts have not gone unnoticed. Now is the time to get in touch with a former friend.Pisces – Take care of home duties. You may have neglected to insert domestic chores in your daily activity schedule and are now faced with a heavy work load. A change of residence is possible for some Pisces for the next few months. Moving to a less populated area could be very appealing.IF YOU KNOW YOUR RISING SIGN, CONSULT THE HOROSCOPE FOR THAT SIGN AS WELL.Psychicdeb has been a professional astrologer for over 25 yrs. Self-taught, she began her studies in astrology when she was 8 yrs. old learning what she could from her mother’s astrology magazines. As she got older and learned geometry, she searched for books on Astrology and taught herself how to construct a chart. She teaches Astrology for a nominal fee. Psychicdeb also uses the tarot to do psychic readings channeling her spirit guide Helen. Reiki is one of her obsessions. She is a Reiki Master and loves to teach others the benefits of Reiki. Namaste. You can find her at the Original Psychic Fairs on Sundays. A listing of the Fair dates can be found on her website at: www.astro-mate.orglast_img read more

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Shelter Island Pilot Injured in Plane Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An 80-year-old pilot was critically wounded when the single-engine plane was flying crash landed shortly after takeoff at a small airstrip in his hometown of Shelter Island on Monday evening.Shelter Island Town Police said Michael Russo was flying his Cessna 162 out of Klenawicus Airfield, when the plane went down at about 6:30 p.m.The pilot was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he is listed in critical but stable condition.The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident.last_img read more

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Investigators find Salmonella at pistachio plant

first_imgEditor’s note: This story was revised on Apr 9 to correct details about recalled pistachios.Apr 7, 2009 (CIDRAP News) –Federal and state investigators have detected Salmonella at a California company at the center of a national pistachio recall, as state health departments search for any illness related to the contamination findings.The US Food and Drug Agency (FDA) said yesterday on its investigation update Web page that it and the California Department of Public Health found Salmonella in critical areas of the Setton Farms Terra Bella, Calif., facility, along with the potential for cross-contamination between raw and roasted pistachios.Sebastian Cianci, FDA spokesman, told CIDRAP News that tests are under way to characterize the Salmonella strains that were found in the plant. In late May, independent testing by Kraft Foods, which used the products in some of its trail mixes, turned up four Salmonella enterica serotypes: Montevideo, Newport, Seftenberg, and Larochelle.Based on the new findings, Setton Farms yesterday expanded its recall from just certain lots of its 2008 crop to all roasted shelled and in-shell pistachios and raw shelled pistachios from that year. The FDA said that, because pistachios are used in a variety of foods, it expects the expanded recall to prompt even more recalls of other food products. The company said its raw in-shell pistachios are not subject to the recall.As of yesterday, 220 recalls had been issued for products containing pistachios, the FDA said.So far, no illnesses have been reported in connection to the outbreak, though the FDA said earlier that it had received two customer complaints, one from the east coast and one from the west coast. Officials from state health departments in South Dakota and California told CIDRAP News that they have not yet detected any cases.Claudia Hutton, however, a spokeswoman for the New York State Department of Health, said her department is investigating a possible case, but won’t know for sure until the investigation concludes over the next day or two.Craig Hedberg, PhD, a foodborne disease expert at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, said it would probably take about 2 weeks after the recall for any confirmed illnesses related to the products to surface.Several steps in the investigation need to occur before cases are linked to the recall, he said.The Salmonella isolates found in the pistachios must be fingerprinted by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis and posted to PulseNet. If matching patterns are found in human isolates, public health officials would need to contact and interview patients to see if they had consumed any of the contaminated products. And finally, sick patients who ate possibly contaminated pistachios need to see their physicians and submit samples for testing.”If we get very far beyond that [2-week] time frame with no confirmation, chances are we won’t confirm any at all,” Hedberg said.See also:FDA pistachio investigation updateFDA pistachio recall pageApr 6 expanded pistachio recall noticelast_img read more

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Germans urged to stay home as coronavirus infection rate edges up

first_imgTopics : “Let’s, insofar as is possible, stay at home, let’s stick to the reduced contact.”Academics have suggested public life may gradually return to normal if certain conditions are met, including the ‘R’ rate, stabilizing at a low level.”The number should stay below one, that is the big goal,” Wieler told the news conference.”The further it is below one, the more secure we can feel, the more leeway we have, but there are other numbers that are also important,” he said, adding that these included the number of cases per day, and testing capacity.Earlier on Tuesday, the institute said Germany’s confirmed coronavirus cases increased by 1,144 to 156,337. The death toll rose by 163 to 5,913. On Monday, the data showed confirmed cases up by 1,018, with the death toll rising by 110.Chancellor Angela Merkel, who will review the restrictions with state leaders on Thursday, urged Germans last week to show endurance and discipline to get through the coronavirus pandemic that she said is “still at the beginning”. Retailers with floor space of up to 800 square meters are now allowed to open, along with car and bicycle dealers, and bookstores, though they must practice strict social distancing and hygiene rules.German retailers sought on Tuesday to persuade the government to let all stores operate normally from May 4, saying customers had not stormed back into the smaller shops that were allowed to reopen and were behaving prudently.Wieler said Germany has, compared to other countries, been successful so far in restricting the spread of the virus.”Against the background of the easing [of restrictions], let’s ensure we can continue to defend this success we have achieved together,” he told a regular news conference. “We don’t want the number of cases to rise again.”center_img Germany’s coronavirus infection rate has edged up from earlier this month and people should stay at home as much as they can despite a lockdown relaxation last week, the head of the Robert Koch Institute for infectious diseases said on Tuesday.The virus reproduction rate, dubbed ‘R’, is now at 1.0 in Germany, said Lothar Wieler, president of the Robert Koch Institute. That means one person with the virus infects one other on average. Earlier this month, the rate was at 0.7.Wieler urged Germans to practice rigorous social distancing despite a slight easing of restrictions on public life.last_img read more

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Alexis Sanchez makes pledge to Manchester United fans amid transfer speculation

first_img Solskjaer: Today was the poorest performance we’ve hadTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 1:49FullscreenSolskjaer: Today was the poorest performance we’ve hadhttps://metro.co.uk/video/solskjaer-today-poorest-performance-weve-had-1884622/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘When we lost last year’s FA Cup final to Chelsea, I was not happy. Not happy at all. In fact, I was sad because I just wanted to make our wonderful supporters happy.‘When I was younger, I liked United. I swear. As a small child I liked United, I really liked them and I want to show this and bring the people joy because, obviously, I want to win.’Sanchez suffered knee ligament damage in United’s Premier League victory over Southampton earlier in the month.And caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits he is not ‘100 per cent sure’ the former Gunners star will rediscover his top form upon his return.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘You can never be 100 per cent sure but Alexis is such a determined lad, he loves football and is doing everything he can to get back and show his best side,’ Solskjaer said.Manchester United, who were knocked out of the FA Cup by Wolves on Saturday, now have a week off before facing Watford in the Premier League on March 30.The Red Devils are currently fifth in the league, two points below top four rivals Arsenal.MORE: Bayern Munich want to beat Man Utd and Chelsea to Gareth Bale signing Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 19 Mar 2019 4:45 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link501Shares Comment Alexis Sanchez has been linked with a move away from Manchester United (Picture: Getty)Alexis Sanchez insists he wants to ‘bring joy’ to Manchester United fans by helping the club win trophies.The Chile international has been heavily linked with a move at the end of the season after an underwhelming 15 months at Old Trafford.Sanchez developed into one of Arsenal’s best players after signing from Barcelona in 2014 but has been unable to find his top form in a United shirt.The 30-year-old is battling to rescue his Manchester United career but his cause has not been helped by a knee injury that will see him sidelined for over a month.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityBut Sanchez says he still has ‘belief’ in his ability and is desperate to help the Red Devils secure trophies going forward.AdvertisementAdvertisementHe told Inside United: ‘I want to keep showing my love for football. I know what I can do. I have belief in my ability.‘United are such an important club, not only in England but on a global level, and I would love to help bring a trophy to the supporters.‘Obviously, I want to make the United fans really happy. I want to score goals. I want to bring them joy. I want to win silverware. Advertisement Advertisement Alexis Sanchez makes pledge to Manchester United fans amid transfer speculationlast_img read more

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My food & drink job: Emma Nicholson, Nestlé

first_imgEmma joined Nestle’s graduate programme and now works in quality assuranceName: Emma NicholsonAge: 24Job title: Conformance ManagerCompany: Nestlé (Fawdon, Newcastle)Education: BSc Nutrition & Food Science, University of Surrey Emma (right) and a colleague enjoy the perks of working in a confectionery factoryTell us a bit about how you applied for your job. What was the process?The application process for the Nestlé graduate scheme was pretty intense. There was an initial application and questionnaire to be submitted along with online verbal and numerical reasoning tests (which are nobody’s favourite!), followed by a video interview, which is always a bit of an awkward experience. Then I was invited to an assessment centre, where there was an interview, a pre-prepared presentation on current and future challenges facing the food industry and a couple of group exercises designed to see what kind of role you naturally take in a team and how you approach different situations. After that, there was a final interview with the technical director – a daunting experience but also refreshing to know senior people in the business are invested in bringing young talent into the industry.What’s the best part about working for a food company?I eat for a living! I walk into work and am greeted by the smell of melting chocolate, or just-baked wafer, or fresh, minty After Eights. It’s pretty difficult not to be enthusiastic about that. It’s also taught me just how much care, attention and effort goes into some of the foods I might previously have thought were so simple when I picked them up from the shops.What’s the biggest misconception people have about working in food & drink?Whenever I used to tell people what I did at uni, the most common response was something along the lines of ‘oh so you colour in pictures of vegetables, right?’ or something equally misguided. Certainly in the UK there are a lot of people who take the ready availability of food and drink for granted. People don’t realise just how much science and expertise goes into getting food and drink onto supermarket shelves, and meeting the ever-increasing demands of the consumer!Within any food & drink business or organisation, there so many different paths and routes that you can take. Don’t rule anything out! What advice would you give to other young people looking to get into the food & drink industry?I’d say be open to any opportunities in the food and drink industry. Within any food & drink business or organisation, there so many different paths and routes that you can take. Don’t rule anything out! I spent the first year of my graduate programme working in a coffee factory, which I was dreading because I can’t stand coffee. But it was a fantastic experience and looking back I definitely wouldn’t change it.What’s your ultimate career dream?I love to travel and have a big interest in where my food is coming from, so my ultimate job would be working with ingredient and raw material suppliers at their origins… Hopefully in lots of interesting and exotic destinations!Interested in finding out more about food & drink careers? Check out The Grocer Jobs for the latest vacancies Why did you decide to go for a career in food & drink?‘Hey, wouldn’t it be cool to make a career out of this thing that we all not only need to survive, but love to eat and experiment with?!’I can’t ever remember a time when food hasn’t been a focal point in my life. The love stemmed from baking cakes with my family as a kid, progressed through to helping my mum out making Sunday lunch, to getting a bit more adventurous and doing some cooking on my own. I remember thinking as the time came to picking A level subjects: ‘Hey, wouldn’t it be cool to make a career out of this thing that we all not only need to survive, but love to eat and experiment with?!’.From there I did a bit of research, and found a Food Science Summer School running at the University of Nottingham, where I was introduced to a range of complex and wondrous sciences that all link together. Who knew there were so many components that contribute to taste and smell, or how we can have such an emotional connection to food? At that point, I was sold!Explain your job to us in a sentence (or two).I joined Nestlé as a Quality Assurance Graduate and now work as a Conformance Manager. I work closely with a multi-functional team in the factory to make sure our products are safe for everyone to eat all of the time. Not only that, but also making sure the consumer gets the same great looking, smelling and tasting product they expect every time.What does a typical day look like for you?As much as it sounds cliché, there is no ‘typical day’ working in quality assurance. My day starts with reviewing the previous day, to make sure I’m learning from whatever happened yesterday. Continuous improvement is essential in any business and Nestlé factories are no different: I work with a number of different teams in the factory on problem solving to make sure we’re always learning and evolving as a team. I check what product we’ve been making on each of the lines in the factory, and whether there have been any issues that might affect product quality. Naturally, a very important part of that is sensory.As a factory, we taste and assess a sample of every one of the products produced the previous day, looking for anything that deviates from the perfect product. It completely warps the seasons, tasting Easter eggs in November and Christmas chocolates in March! But it’s essential. People expect consistent quality in their products, and especially in confectionery where there’s a lot of seasonality in the production. The last thing you want to do is upset a family at Christmas or Easter!last_img read more

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