Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes MOST READ Senators to proceed with review of VFA EDITORS’ PICK Jamaica’s Usain Bolt wins the men’s 100-meter final during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016. APKINGSTON, Jamaica — Usain Bolt is now a movie star. He refuses to say he’s an actor.Such a distinction is important for the Jamaican sprinting great and nine-time Olympic champion. Until his competitive career ends next year, Bolt will continue playing only one role — that of the world’s fastest man, someone who beat the odds to acquire immense fame and fortune on his way to becoming one of the biggest stars in global sport.ADVERTISEMENT There are also some moments where that megawatt smile isn’t present. Yes, even Usain Bolt can have a tough day.“You have to ask yourself, why am I doing this? I’ve done everything. I’ve done it many times,” Bolt said. “I have nothing else to prove.”Not now, he doesn’t.The triple-triple was the capper to a storied Olympic career. He’s the world-record-holder in the 100- and 200-meter dashes, and anchored the fastest 4×100-meter relay in world history as well. But without those three golds from Rio de Janeiro, Bolt would have felt somewhat unfulfilled.“I wanted to be one of the greatest,” Bolt said. “I wanted to be among the greats. Without this Olympics, I would be great, yes. But I don’t think I would be in the bracket of Muhammad Ali, Pele and the great footballers. That’s what I want.”Bolt’s plan is for the world championships next year in London to be his final meet.From there, who knows.He’s already well set-up as a businessman, with endorsement deals around the globe and other investments — such as a restaurant not far from Jamaica’s National Stadium in Kingston, an eatery where a two-lane track is stenciled on the floor around the bar. He’ll consider dabbling with other sports, and he has a clear desire to play soccer. He might coach. He will not be a politician.And he’s already been approached about acting. For the record, Bolt says the actor who could play him best is Denzel Washington, and he counts “2 Guns” as one of his favorite movies.“People always say it was ‘Training Day,’” Bolt said. “But I loved ‘2 Guns’ because it was different.” We are young Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Irving’s 39, James’ triple-double lead Cavs past 76ers Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 View comments Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports And then he could finally exhale, knowing this film would have the perfect ending.“Oh my God, you have no idea the pressure that I was under,” Bolt said in a recent interview with The Associated Press, as the production was winding down. “But I live for these moments. I love the pressure. And I have all the confidence in myself and my coach and the team I have that it would come true for me. The pressure was there, but the confidence was always there — which made it much easier.”Bolt agreed to make this film after realizing that he would be able to convince both his fans and his detractors that what they see on the track — a free-spirited showman who tries to be stoic and serious only when absolutely necessary — is what they would get if they tagged along with him on a typical day.He shows off some of the spoils of his life, whether it’s the party scene or traveling or enjoying luxury. He also shows how all that is possible, with 5:30 a.m. workouts that he groaned through and the rigors of what’s needed to keep an elite athlete in top physical condition.“I live a simple life, you know what I mean?” Bolt said. “One of the things that made me really want to do this was people always saying: ‘Aw, this is not really who he is. He’s not always laughing. It’s not always fun for him.’ This is who I am. I really wanted to show people this is who I am. I like to have fun. I like to chill. I like to go out. That’s just a part of me. The part that people don’t see, that’s the part I want to show people behind the scenes, the hard work.”ADVERTISEMENT As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise He wanted this movie to be different as well.“I tried to talk about what I’m feeling, what I’m thinking,” Bolt said. “That’s what I really try to portray. I never try to be unoriginal.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH among economies most vulnerable to virus As such, it’s not a made-for-Hollywood version of himself that takes center stage in the documentary “I Am Bolt,” which is being released Monday. As the title wants viewers to believe, the Bolt who is in the film is the very same one that his friends, family and other members of his close-knit inner sanctum have seen for as long as they’ve known him.“I wasn’t an actor,” Bolt said. “I wasn’t trying to push a different person forward.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliThis is Bolt, a behind-the-scenes view of the superstar that took about two years to make and has him holding the camera at times. The idea in large part surrounds Bolt’s quest for the so-called triple-triple — three gold medals in three events at three consecutive Olympics, something no sprinter in the history of the sport had ever accomplished.He pulled it off, to little surprise, at the Rio Games.
Trooper Smith saw a silver Volkswagen (VW) Beetle on the left shoulder up against the concrete median barrier wall. As Smith approached the VW on the passenger side she could see that the sole occupant a female appeared to be unconscious in the driver’s seat. Trooper Smith knocked repeatedly in an attempt to rouse the female but was unsuccessful. Due to all the VW doors being locked Smith had to break the passenger window to gain entry. Once inside the VW Trooper Smith was unable to rouse the driver and noticed the female wasn’t breathing. Smith used life-saving measures at this time. Shortly thereafter, Hammond Fire and EMS arrived and they too proceeded with life saving measures. The driver, later identified as Kelley Cooper, 31 of Merrillville, regained consciousness. Cooper was taken to Munster Community Hospital in Munster. Trooper Smith as she attempted to find identification on the driver located two small bags in Cooper’s wallet containing suspected heroin and paraphernalia. Cooper was found to be wearing a home detention monitor due to her probation status.Cooper was taken to Lake County Jail in Crown Point after being released from the hospital and was charged with:Operating While Intoxicated Endangerment-Class A MisdemeanorOperating a Vehicle with a Controlled Substance in Blood-Class C MisdemeanorPossession of Paraphernalia-Class C Misdemeanor\Possession of a Narcotic Drug-Level 6 FelonyAssisting: Trooper Alissa Partyka, Hammond Fire and EMS and Bennie’s TowingAll criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. An Indiana State Trooper saved a 31-year-old Merrillville woman’s life after finding her passed out and unresponsive in a vehicle on the side of the road.In trying to revive her, he found drugs on her person. Yesterday, Saturday, July 27th, 2019, at approximately 4:05 p.m., Trooper Regen Smith was dispatched to a possible property damage crash on I-80/94 westbound near Indianapolis Boulevard.
Western Carolina University Chancellor David O. Belcher and wife Susan Brummell Belcher have pledged $1.23 million in gifts for the university’s ongoing efforts to provide increasing scholarship support to help deserving students in their pursuit of higher education.The honor of announcing the pledge, which takes the form of a blend of cash donations and an estate gift, fell to Claire Lemke, a senior from Gastonia majoring in music who is among the recipients of WCU scholarships established by the Belchers. The announcement comes as the university is on the verge of rolling out the public phase of its Lead the Way comprehensive fundraising campaign, which will focus on scholarships.“While I was one of the first recipients of a scholarship supported by the Belchers, I will be only one of hundreds to come,” said Lemke, speaking Thursday, Oct. 12, at an annual luncheon to recognize donors to WCU scholarship funds.“Today, Chancellor David O. Belcher and his wife, Susan Brummell Belcher, are announcing a $1.23 million commitment in cash and estate gifts to WCU’s Lead the Way campaign. Yes, you heard that right – our chancellor and Mrs. Belcher are committing $1.23 million to Western Carolina University. This is the kind of transformational gift that will have lasting impact for generations to come,” said Lemke, the inaugural recipient of the Susan Brummell Belcher College of Fine and Performing Arts Endowed Scholarship.Chancellor Belcher said that he and his wife decided to direct their philanthropic gifts toward scholarships because students represent their shared passion. “Susan and I are here because of students. Students were why Susan and I took the leap to join Western Carolina University six-and-a-half years ago to change lives. They are our reason for being. They are our joy,” he said.“This is worthy work, and our students deserve no less,” he told the nearly 200 donors and scholarship recipients gathered for the event in the Grandroom of A.K. Hinds University Center. “Western Carolina University is in the business of changing lives. And with your dedication, and your passion, and your commitment to our university, and your financial support for our students, there is no telling what we will do.”Susan Belcher echoed the chancellor’s comments, noting that she and her husband frequently discuss the need to support the university’s students.“These are not just David’s sentiments he articulates in speeches. These are our core values. We talk about the fact that higher education is the stuff of the American Dream. We talk about the fact that cost is a barrier for too many qualified students,” she said. “This is simply unacceptable, and we must address it. It is imperative for the success of our students and our communities.”During his installation address in March 2012, Belcher announced that increasing the number of endowed scholarships would be the No. 1 philanthropic priority of his administration. More than 200 new endowed scholarships have been established since then, he said, calling the response “gratifying and inspiring,” but characterizing it as “only a good start, a good beginning.”The Belchers said that is why they decided to share with the crowd their personal financial commitment to the Lead the Way campaign.“We share this with you, not to put ourselves in the spotlight, but to lead by example. And, we are looking for partners to join us – partners who are willing to make gifts that will make a real difference to our students, partners who will dare to make gifts that will inspire others to give, partners who will join us and Lead the Way in helping our students to achieve the American Dream, partners like you,” she said.Lemke thanked the donors in attendance for making it a priority to support student scholarships at WCU. “I am sure that the many students in the room will agree that being a recipient of your generosity is both inspiring and humbling. It gives us a sense of pride in what we’ve accomplished and confirms for us that we are on the right path,” she said. “At the same time, students, if you are like me, you feel an incredible sense of responsibility and renewed motivation to do your absolute best.”Also during the event, Haywood County native Kenny Messer, a 1986 graduate of WCU and member of the university’s Board of Trustees, shared his story of the transformative power of higher education and how a young boy who grew up plowing tobacco fields with a mule became the president of a leading global chemical product supplier, thanks in part to scholarship assistance he received.“This institution isn’t just in the business of educating young men and women, but Western Carolina University is in the business of changing lives. Western was committed to my success – a first-generation college student who had to depend on the generosity of people just like you in the room today for scholarships,” Messer said. “I not only owe this university, but I have an obligation to ensure future generations have the same opportunity.”In addition to the scholarship for students in the College of Fine and Performing Arts, the Belchers have established a scholarship for Honors College students. Jordan Parker, recipient of the David O. and Susan B. Belcher Scholarship, also attended her benefactors’ gift announcement.WCU is in the preliminary “leadership” stage of its Lead the Way fundraising campaign. Organizers of the campaign from the university’s Division of Advancement will reveal more details about the public phase of the effort in early 2018. For information, visit the website give.wcu.edu.
If you have a friend who’s really stressed out . . . um . . . maybe stop hanging out with them. Sure, you might make THEIR stress worse in the process, but at least YOU’LL wind up marginally better overall. So if you’re spending time with people who are stressed, it’s going to mess with your brain and make you more stressed out too. According to a new study out of Canada, stress is CONTAGIOUS.
What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces dan rowinski Related Posts Today, the culmination of a summer of speculation and hype comes to an end. Amazon has announced its tablet, the Kindle Fire. It is a 7-inch little beast priced at $199 that will integrate all of Amazon’s media properties and retail channels into a device that the company will push hard through the holiday season. With that comes the Amazon Android Appstore and the ability to tap into Amazon’s resources to push premium apps to the Kindle Fire. The Kindle Fire is going to be popular. So, what does this mean for the Amazon Appstore vis-à-vis the Android Market? Can Amazon overcome its ugly recent history with Android developers and create a go-to market to place premium apps? That is the subject of today’s ReadWriteMobile poll.At ReadWriteMobile we have touched on Amazon’s problem with the Android developer ecosystem multiple times. App developers Shifty Jelly and Bithack have both railed against Amazon for not playing fair when it comes to Appstore sales, especially compensation for the “free app of the day” program.The International Game Developers Association (IDGA) warned Android developers about Amazon’s practices in April:“…the IGDA has significant concerns about Amazon’s urrent Appstore distribution terms and the negative impact they may have on the game development community…we are not aware of any other retailer having a formal policy of paying a supplier just 20% of the supplier’s minimum list price without the supplier’s permission.”In that same article, ReadWriteMobile asked in a poll whether or not it was beneficial to develop for the Amazon Appstore. At the time, 42% of developers said that Amazon’s policies were too restrictive, 36% said that the exposure from Amazon was worth the hassle and 21% said they were not sure.Research firm Forrester has been following the possibility of an Android tablet for some time. Here is what Forrester analyst Sarah Rotman Epps has to say about Kindle Fire development:“Amazon will sell millions of tablets, and the rapidfire adoption of the Kindle Fire will give app developers a reason–finally–to develop Android tablet apps. Apple’s place as market leader is secure, but Amazon will be a strong number two, and we expect no other serious tablet competitors until Windows 8 tablets launch,” Epps wrote.Yet, that was before Amazon had a hot new product that could give Android developers a significant boost. So, we want to know: have your opinions changed? Despite Amazon’s policies, are you going to develop for the Amazon Appstore with an eye on the Kindle Fire? Vote in the poll and let us know in the comments. Tags:#Amazon#Android#apps#mobile
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Wolves receive boost in battle for free agent Pepeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves have received a boost in the battle for free agent Pepe.The Portugal defender is available after being released from his deal at Besiktas last month.Pepe is receiving offers from around the world, however O Jogo says he now favours two destinations.AS Monaco have been speaking with Pepe’s minders, but the feedback has been he isn’t interested in a move to France.Instead, Pepe wants to continue his career in either England or Portugal. And in England it is Wolves which have shown the most concrete interest.
Larry Johnson, the defensive line and assistant head coach at Ohio State University, refuses to accept mediocrity from his players. He expects nothing but the effort to be extraordinary.In an inspiring pump up speech to the Buckeyes, Larry Johnson motivated the team to push past the edge – past slacking performance – and become elite.He explains that elite “is not going to the edge and saying, ‘I’m average, I’m good for the day.’” With the team’s full focus in his grasp, the coach proclaims, “We got a chance to step on the edge…To be elite, you’ve got to take the fall. You can’t be afraid to jump…There’s no more average in this program!”Head coach Urban Meyer shared the inspirational speech on Twitter. You can watch the message below.Very lucky to have a coach like Larry Johnson on this staff to push our team past THE EDGE to become ELITE pic.twitter.com/9eD0FiEd0i— Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) August 17, 2016If you don’t have chills, you can’t possibly be a true Buckeyes fan.Ohio State kicks off its 2016 season at home against the Bowling Green Falcons.
New Delhi: As many as 361 infrastructure projects, each worth Rs 150 crore or more, have shown cost overruns to the tune of over Rs 3.77 lakh crore owing to delays and other reasons, a report said. The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation monitors infrastructure projects worth Rs 150 crore and above. Of these 1,623 projects, 361 reported cost overruns and 496 time escalation. “Total original cost of implementation of the 1623 projects was Rs 19,25,107.47 crore and their anticipated completion cost is likely to be Rs 23,02,230.50 crore, which reflects overall cost overruns of Rs 3,77,123.03 crore (19.59% of original cost),” the ministry’s latest report for May 2019 said. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraAccording to the report, the expenditure incurred on these projects till May 2019 was Rs 8,91,512.91 crore, which is 38.72 per cent of the anticipated cost of the projects. However, it said the number of delayed projects decreases to 399 if delay is calculated on the basis of the latest schedule of completion. For 684 projects, neither the year of commissioning nor the tentative gestation period has been reported. Out of 496 delayed projects, 166 projects have overall delay in the range of 1 to 12 months, 105 projects 13 to 24 months, 128 projects reflect delay in the range of 25 to 60 months and 97 projects show 61 months and above delay. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 daysThe average time overrun in these 496 delayed projects is 36.98 months. The brief reasons for time overruns, as reported by various project implementing agencies, are delays in land acquisition, forest clearance and supply of equipment. Besides, there are other reasons like fund constraints, geological surprises, geo-mining conditions, slow progress in civil works, shortage of labour, inadequate mobilisation by the contractor, Maoist problems, court cases, contractual issues, ROU/ROW (right of use/right of way) problems, law and order situation, among others, the report said. It also observed that project agencies are not reporting revised cost estimates and commissioning schedules for many projects, which suggests that time/cost overrun figures are under-reported.
Patna: Death toll soared to 73 on Thursday in incidents related to torrential rainfall which has created a flood-like situation in 15 districts of Bihar, including the state capital, authorities said. The state disaster management said that the death toll takes into account loss of lives caused by drowning, wall collapse, trees crushing people to death and electrocution of citizens trapped in water-logged areas. The department was, however, unable to provide a district-wise break-up. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework It is being presumed that Bhagalpur where the district administration has confirmed as many as 12 casualties, might have been the worst affected. Meanhile, forces involved in relief and rescue operations fished out rotting corpses from water-logged areas in several places. In Patna, normal life has come to a grinding halt in many parts of the city which have been water-logged for close to a week notwithstanding efforts being made by the district administration, along with the NDRF and the SDRF, to replenish food, medicines and drinking water of the stranded citizens. Also Read – Afghan Taliban frees 3 Indian hostages in exchange for 11 top militant leaders: Reports Banks, shops, private hospitals and coaching institutes which abound in Kankar Bagh, Rajendra Nagar and Pataliputra Colonly the worst-affected ones have been closed for a week. The last time they could conduct normal business was on Friday when the downpour began late in the evening and continued for the next couple of days. Many localities have been rid of inundation by now as sump houses have been working overtime and heavy duty pumps have been brought in from Chhattisgarh to flush out the water with greater speed. However, residents of these localities are faced with a fresh set of woes as tap water supplied by the municipal authorities and even submersible boring has got contaminated and is emitting foul smell, rendering it unfit for consumption. Complaints of the sort are flooding the helplines set up by the district administration as also its WhatsApp group where assurances have come from District Magistrate Kumar Ravi that remedial measures will be taken. BJP MP Ram Kripal Yadav, who on Wednesday night fell into a shallow river while trying to reach a water-logged area in rural Patna, on Thursday accused the city administration of neglecting areas falling under his Pataliputra constituency. “It seems the Patna administration cannot look beyond Kankarbagh and Rajendra Nagar. Water-logging has been there in Danapur but nobody seems to notice,” rued Yadav, who had been the deputy Mayor in 1980s. Patna is divided into two Lok Sabha constituencies, the other being Patna Sahib, which is represented by Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. Many common citizens have become Samaritans, inspired by the tragedy. One such instance being a 13-year-old girl Siddhi Shreya who came all the way from Samastipur to donate Rs 11,000 she had collected over the years and took out breaking open her piggy bank. The money was received by former MP Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav, who has earned plaudits for his efforts in the past few days, which include personally reaching out to stranded people with cash, food and drinking water aboard NDRF boats besides disbursement of sanitary pads by female volunteers of his Jan Adhikar Party. “My child, you have proven that the rulers sitting in Delhi and Patna are baune (dwarfs) in front of you. You have demonstrated that a persons stature depends on his or her character. “I feel assured that things will change for the better when the future generation grows up,” Yadav remarked movingly, sharing the episode on his official Twitter handle.
Katihar (Bihar): At least three persons drowned while more than 20 others went missing after a boat carrying close to 80 people capsized in the Mahananda river in Katihar district, police said on Friday. Deputy Superintendent of Police, Barsoi, Pankaj Kumar said the incident took place on the Bihar-Bengal border at about 8.15 pm on Thursday night close to Jagannathpur Ghat when residents of Wajidpur village here were returning after shopping in Rampur Haat market of the adjoining state, situated right across the river. “Prima facie, it appears to be a case of overloading. The boat had a capacity of 40 passengers but was carrying almost double the number. So far three unidentified bodies of an elderly man, a woman and a child have been recovered”, the DSP said. “Many of those riding the boat either swam to safety or were rescued by onlookers. About two dozen people are yet to be traced … professional divers have been deployed for the purpose,” he added.