AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreFrom Dorito’s “Battle of the Bands” to Bud Light’s drinking cavemen, this year’s Super Bowl commercial line-up is as lavish — and funny — as ever. From the Wall Street Journal comes this video preview. We are sorry. The content item you requested needs to be replaced since the sydicator has abruptly ended this news service. The Good News Network is committed to finding another version of this news story elsewhere and adding the replacement link by mid-January, 2009. Please check back!AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
ClearOne announced the release of the new COLLABORATE Versa Pro CT, a ceiling tile that includes the Huddle DSP mixer for small to medium-sized rooms. The system also comprises ClearOne’s BMA CTH Beamforming Microphone Array Ceiling Tile with built-in AEC.The COLLABORATE Versa Pro CT system also includes mic/line inputs with AEC, line outputs, four 10-watt power amps, USB audio, a mobile phone jack and HDMI. The system comes preloaded with a project file ready for the most common room configuration. It can also be further configured using CONSOLE AI software, now with enhanced visualization and audio intelligence.Here’s a video of the COLLABORATE Versa Pro CT we shot at ISE 2020:The COLLABORATE Versa Pro CT supports three different mounting styles: VESA, under table or credenza. Details on the COLLABORATE Versa Pro CT are here.
Redshirt freshman quarterback Adam Weber experienced similar emotions as Brewster coming into this game, as it was his first start for the Gophers.“Coming out, we just didn’t bring the right intensity,” Weber said after the game. “It was disappointing for everyone, especially for coach Brewster. As a team, it was embarrassing for us.”Wide receiver Eric Decker said he knows that this painful loss will not stop Brewster and the Gophers from being as prepared as possible for next week’s game against Miami (Ohio).“It’s the first game,” Decker said calmly. “You’ve got to learn from it, and go watch film to see where your mistakes are.”Brewster said the film from the game will show some discouraging signs but also some things to instill hope.“There are a lot of things to build on,” Brewster said. “We are going to study (the game film). We’re going to study it real hard.”But one striking difference in Saturday’s game compared to nonconference games in past seasons was the fan support. Brewster lived up to his word about building up a strong fan base that filled much of the Metrodome, with an attendance of 49,253 for the opener.“This was an exciting environment,” Brewster said. “I hope our fans feel good about the way the team played and laid it on the line.”And with the strong second-half comeback in front of that embracing crowd, Brewster said he looks for even more improvement in the coming weeks.“This is a long race,” he said. “It’s a marathon, not a sprint.” Brewster brings in the fans but comes up empty in debutBrewster’s debut attracted 49,253 people to witness the Gophers’ overtime loss.September 4, 2007Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintOn Jan. 17, a new coach came in to the Minnesota football team promising to drastically change the attitude surrounding his new squad.That coach was Tim Brewster, who this spring used motivational tactics on the Gophers such as bringing in a piece of sod from the Rose Bowl, implementing new terms such as “Gopher Nation,” and showing his credibility by having Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan address the team.As the days drew closer to his first game, Brewster’s passion and work ethic were apparent in the intensity of two-a-day practices in August and his everyday attempts to sell this program to anyone willing to buy.But the enthusiasm and swagger that Brewster and the Gophers brought into their first game was stopped at a dead halt in his first official half as coach, as Bowling Green jumped out to a 21-0 lead early in the contest.“I really challenged the team, we needed to show heart and resolve,” Brewster said about his halftime speech. “I was really proud of the way they responded. Obviously, I would have liked to have a better start, but once we settled down, I really felt good about how we played the rest of the way.”The passion and intensity that Brewster has brought to this program was evident in a second-half comeback which brought the team to a three-point lead with only a few minutes remaining. But the lack of experienceand depth ultimately was the downfall that allowed Bowling Green to come away with the overtime win.“My initial statement is to congratulate Bowling Green,” said Brewster after the stunning loss. “I thought those guys did a nice job. They came in prepared and jumped on us early.”Although Brewster said he was extremely proud of how his team battled back, the loss was admittedly still a tough way to start his coaching tenure.“I am bitterly disappointed that we lost,” Brewster said. “I was looking forward to singing the ‘(Minnesota) Rouser’ in the locker room. These kids fought their guts out, and I give them credit for that.”
The World Health Organization (WHO) yesterday provided new details about three unrelated hospital MERS-CoV outbreaks that as of May 29 had infected 12 people, and Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health (MOH) today announced five more cases, including at least four tied to the hospital cluster in Riyadh.In its overview of MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus) cases, the WHO also noted what appear to be three new cases in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar, all of which involved direct links to camels.Hospital cluster detailsThe 12 cases linked to the three hospital outbreaks are part of 25 MERS cases that Saudi Arabia reported to the WHO between Apr 21 and May 29. Four patients are healthcare workers, one from Bisha and three from Riyadh. Six of the 25 illnesses were fatal.The hospital events have occurred simultaneously and aren’t related to each other, and the WHO added that Saudi Arabia’s MOH is probing each cases and taking steps to curb further human-to-human transmission.The first hospital cluster involves a facility in Bisha, a city in southwestern Saudi Arabia. The index patient was a 71-year-old man who died from his infection in early May. Following the case, two secondary healthcare contacts were reported, two men ages 54 and 57.A hospital in the city of Riyadh is the setting for the second cluster, where the first known patient is a 55-year-old man who was ill during the first half of May and died. Four secondary cases were identified in the middle of May, two men ages 33 and 38 and two women ages 30 and 25.In April, a MERS-CoV cluster at a hospital in the city of Wadi ad-Dawasir, located in south central Saudi Arabia. The WHO said the outbreak is thought to be over, based on the follow-up period of the contacts. Five illnesses are linked to the cluster; the first case—involving a 55-year-old man—was already reported by the WHO on Apr 27. Today’s statement adds four secondary cases: two household contacts (men ages 50 and 58) and two healthcare contacts (men ages 31 and 26).Five new Saudi casesIn a related development, the Saudi MOH today reported five new MERS cases, all from Riyadh, at least four of them likely linked to the hospital outbreak.One of the cases is listed as a 35-year-old Saudi woman who is an asymptomatic household contact of a patient infected with MERS-CoV.The other four were infected in a heathcare setting; three as healthcare workers and one as a patient. All of the healthcare workers are expats, and only one of them has symptoms, a 42-year-old woman who is listed in stable condition. The others are a 45-year-old woman and a 39-year-old man.The patient who contracted MERS-CoV in the hospital is a 57-year-old Saudi woman who has an asymptomatic infection.The latest cases raise Saudi Arabia’s overall MERS-CoV total to 1,627, including 671 deaths. Nine people are still being treated for their infections.UAE and Qatar casesBoth the UAE and Qatar reported MERS-CoV cases over the past several weeks, but the cases reported by the WHO today appear to be new ones.A pair of infections reported by the UAE involve men from the city of Al Ain who had direct links with camels. One is a 69-year-old farmer who is hospitalized in critical condition, and the other is a 45-year-old butcher whose asymptomatic illness was found during contact tracing following the first case.The WHO said more contact tracing and investigations in dromedary camels are under way.Meanwhile, Qatar’s case-patient is a 29-year-old man from Doha who has had frequent contact with camels. According to the WHO, the country’s health ministry and animal health officials are conducting investigations.Since September 2012, when the virus was first detected in humans, the WHO has received reports of 1,980 cases and at least 699 deaths.See also:Jun 6 WHO statement on MERS-CoV in Saudi Arabia, UAE, and QatarJun 6 WHO Excel case-detail spreadsheetJun 7 Saudi MOH statement
2019 Larry Baca Memorial Scholarship winners Marin Kelly and Elijah Velasquez. Jessica Booton Photography, www.jessicabootonphotography.com/ The Larry Baca Memorial Scholarship is administered by the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation, an independent organization that that supports, challenges, and invests in a successful future for all Los Alamos public school students. Learn more at www.lapsfoundation.com. Marin Kelly is the daughter of Daniel and Christina Kelly. She plans to student Pre-pharmacy at New Mexico State University. They are Elijah Velasquez and Marin Kelly. The scholarships were awarded based on students meeting an academic requirement and having participated in track or cross country. The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation is proud to announce the winners of the first ever Larry Baca Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is named for Larry Baca, a renowned coach in Los Alamos for 30 years and member of the Los Alamos High School Hall of Fame and New Mexico Coaches Hall of Fame. He was a tremendous athlete at LAHS participating in baseball, basketball, wrestling, football and track. A role model to youth in our community, Baca’s humility, determination and sportsmanship enabled his track teams to achieve numerous district and state track titles. Elijah Velasquez is the son of Desiree Velasquez. He will attend Queens University of Charlotte where he will study Biochemistry. LAPS FOUNDATION News:
Scene from Gadgets move Sunday into its new store space adjacent to the fountain at the Bradbury Science Museum. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com Members of the Bradbury Science Museum Association Board together with friends, family and neighbors pitched in Sunday to move Gadgets into its new store space adjacent to the fountain at the Bradbury Science Museum at 15th Street and Central Avenue. The grand opening celebration for Gadgets in its new location will be announced shortly. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com Scene from Gadgets move Sunday into its new store space adjacent to the fountain at the Bradbury Science Museum. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com Scene from Gadgets move Sunday into its new store space adjacent to the fountain at the Bradbury Science Museum. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com
More than 1,400 solicitors have volunteered to write wills for free in aid of charity next month. They have signed up to take part in Will Aid’s ‘Make a Will Month’, where members of the public make a donation to charity in return for getting their will drawn up. Last year’s campaign, which saw 1,100 lawyers take part, raised more than £1.5m for various good causes. This year, public interest has multiplied and there is now a pressing need for more solicitors to join up to meet demand, particularly in London and south-east England. Solicitors can find out more at the Will Aid site or by calling 01460 271178. Fraudsters are increasingly targeting the estates of the deceased for valuable internet-hosted assets such as online bank accounts, private client lawyers have warned. Solicitors believe the trend reflects the way probate work has ‘changed beyond all recognition’. For the first time, people are trying to help the executors of their estates by giving details in their wills of passwords, pin numbers and other digital access codes. Wills, however, become documents of public record when they go to probate, allowing fraudsters to read and exploit what should be confidential information. The ‘low-tech solution’ is to advise clients to leave a note of online codes in a sealed envelope, which the firm keeps with the will, according to Jeremy Groeger-Wilson, head of wills and estates at Kent firm Clarkson Wright & Jakes. Law Society wills and equity committee chair Richard Roberts commented: ‘We advise clients to protect passwords in the same way that we have always protected burglar alarm codes and the keys to safes and strong rooms. Make sure the executors know where to find them, usually in a side letter lodged with the solicitors.’ Law Society private client section chair Patricia Wass agreed, saying that digital codes should be entered on to a ‘constantly updated asset log kept in a sealed envelope’. Private client section executive committee member Helen Clarke said: ‘As information technology becomes increasingly embedded in every aspect of our lives, we need to revise codes of practice and industry protocols around rights of access to a deceased person’s online life and assets.’ Groeger-Wilson added: ‘Probate work has changed beyond recognition. As the internet generation shuffles off this mortal coil, we are seeing executors coming to our offices with a laptop computer rather than a suitcase full of bank statements.’ The problem of online estates fraud was highlighted in a recent survey of 2,000 adults by Goldsmiths University Creative and Social Technology Centre, which suggested that the UK population owns around £2.3bn of internet-hosted assets. It also found that around 11% of those surveyed have included online passwords in their wills.
The Perkins Group, which provides shipping, integrated freight services, land haul services and general freight services, will be joining a leading company which generated revenue in excess of AUD5.6 billion for the year ending June 2008 and employs 30,000 people in more than 50 countries around the world.Services offered by Perkins Shipping include international shipping between Darwin and Singapore via Timor Leste and coastal shipping throughout northern Australia, as well as project forwarding operations.”The increasing importance of south-east Asian trade to northern Australia reinforces the future prospects for organic growth of the Perkins’ international shipping services linking Australia and Asia. The Toll Group’s internationally integrated service offering is already benefiting our Asian and Australian customers. With its potential for future regional growth we are confident our customers will find Perkins Shipping a valuable addition to the Toll Group,” said Paul Little, managing director of the Toll Group.”Toll’s strong balance sheet and the group’s exceptional existing businesses continue to provide the funding capacity and platform to acquire quality assets like Perkins Shipping despite current difficult economic times,” Mr Little said.
Keynote speaker Siegert will present the “Transportation Outlook” on the first day of the annual event dedicated exclusively to the breakbulk, heavy lift, project cargo and ro-ro shipping industries. Keynote speaker Kim will present the “Asia Economic Outlook” on the second day of the conference. Details of the event can be found at http://www.joc.com/BBAAccording to the conference organisers, this past year has seen the breakbulk/heavy lift sectors follow the rest of the global economy into recession. Now among the many issues facing the shipping and logistics industries are “Charting the Recovery,” as this year’s conference theme recognises and tries to provide a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by all. Among the conference topics are:Executives’ Market OutlookNon-traditional Modes of Breakbulk TransportationInter-Asia Trade LanesTrade Compliance Challenges in AsiaSino-African Breakbulk TradeEmerging Market: AustraliaSourcing Breakbulk CargoBreakbulk Asia also includes an exhibition of products and services, as well as important networking opportunities for breakbulk cargo professionals.To register for Breakbulk Asia, contact JoC Conferences at (760) 294-5563, [email protected] or go tohttp://www.joc.com/BBA, where you’ll also find the latest topics, speakers and information.
GERMANY: Initial inspections have found that damage to the rail network in the Rhein-Ruhr region caused by a major storm on June 9 is worse than had been feared, Deutsche Bahn announced on June 11, and it is not clear when it will be possible for services to return to normal. Inspections have had to be carried out partly using police helicopters, as rail and road links remain impassable. Overhead wires were brought down by the storm and trees blocked the lines, while stations in Düsseldorf and Essen were cut-off from the wider network and 16 trains were left stranded on running lines. ‘The devastation in parts of the Rhein-Ruhr region is even worse than from the  storm Kyrill’, said Reiner Latsch of DB in Nordrhein-Westfalen. ‘Given this unusual situation, it is extremely difficult to give reliable forecasts and travel information.’ Dealing with the impact of extreme weather was one of the topics covered in Railway Gazette TV’s ‘Maintaining a Resilient Railway’ debate, which is now available to watch on demand.