An Open Letter to Executive Management on Next Year’s Change

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://b54.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2054/IMG18853.jpg" alt="first_img" />I know that no matter how well you did this year, you want to perform better next year. If this year was your best year ever, you want to bounce off of that success to an even greater success next year. If this year wasn’t what you wanted—or needed—it to be, then you are right now working on all of the things you are going to change next year to ensure you improve your results.Whether you did poorly or well, you are going to want to change things. In your mind, it’s your job to lead change. Change is the one big lever you have to move all things and produce better results. But before you do, pause and reflect.Over the last three years, how many new initiatives have you started?Of those initiatives, how many of them did you focus on so deliberately, so relentlessly, that you created and captured all of the value that you believed you would?What new competencies did you pursue? Is your team now world class when it comes to those competencies? Which of those competencies are now bearing the fruit of your efforts in a measurable, defendable way?Of the new initiatives and competencies you pursued, how many of them would you recommend or implement if you had it to do over again?Here is the question you need to answer most: Are you really making the changes that you set out to make when you took on those new initiatives, or did they fall by wayside? Did they fail because you were distracted by the urgencies of running the business? Did they fail because you grew bored and apathetic? Or did they fail because you let your team wait you out?Before you decide what you are going to change, it might worth reconsidering re-initiating what you believed to be critical to your success just twelve months ago? It might be worth considering what hasn’t changed, and whether or not it’s really a lacking in some fundamentals that is your real problem.Before you decide what to do next year, it’s worth asking whether or not you wouldn’t be better served by improving all of the things you set out to improve over the last twelve, twenty-four, or thirty-six months. Sometimes the right initiative for next year is to improve what you are already doing instead of changing gears and trying something new.By continually changing form year to year, you aren’t sticking with anything long enough to produce the results you are capable of, and you are teaching your team to wait you out, that you aren’t really serious about your new initiatives.P.S. I know it’s difficult to defend not changing anything. But sometimes what needs to change is the effort you put into dragging your initiative all the way across the line. Kicking and screaming if need be.<img src="http://a42.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/A2042/IMG3768.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8231"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Pakistan appoint Azhar Mahmood as bowling coach for Asia Cup, ICC World T20

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://image1.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2071/IMG13809.jpg" alt="first_img" />Former all-rounder Azhar Mahmood was on Thursday appointed as Pakistan’s interim bowling coach for the ongoing Asia Cup and next month’s World T20.He is expected to join the squad in Dhaka on Thursday evening.Mahmood replaces former leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed for the two competitions, said the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Ahmed has been rested but is expected to take over again ahead of the England tour in June this year. (Also read: Pakistan star Shoaib Malik not scared of Indian batsmen)”Mushi (Mushtaq) has been rested for two events as he was too fatigued,” Pakistan’s team manager Moin Khan said.”Azhar is a good replacement for the interim, being a T20 specialist. He will join the squad later this evening.”The 40-year-old has been playing domestic cricket since his last international match in 2007. He has had vast experience in this format and featured in 225 T20 matches playing for various clubs and franchises in Pakistan, England, India, Bangladesh, West Indies and New Zealand.He has also enjoyed minor coaching roles in private clubs in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and England.<img src="http://image1.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2071/IMG10879.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8192"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Belgium have exceeded expectation, says ‘satisfied’ coach Martinez

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://a19.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2019/IMG9409.jpg" alt="first_img" />Belgium managed to earn their best ever finish in a World Cup after beating England 2-0 in the third-place playoff in St. Petersburg and that is very ‘satisfying’ to coach Roberto Martinez.Before this, Belgium’s best finish in a World Cup was in 1986, when they finished fourth in Mexico. That has been the benchmark in Belgium’s football history and the Jan Ceulemans-led team is termed as the ‘golden generation’ of Belgium football. But Eden Hazard’s side exceeded the fourth-place finish and that satisfies the Spaniard.”The generation of ’86 in Mexico were always an inspiration and set a vision for all football in Belgium, and now this group of players have exceeded that, and that’s historic. It’s taken 32 years to be in this position and that gives a real sense of satisfaction,” Martinez said.”It is the manner in which we achieved it. The way we played with our brand of Belgian football, the togetherness and the flexibility we had showed tactically. It’s been a really successful journey, but in football you need to look forward and look to improve with the next opportunity we have,” he added.Also read – FIFA World Cup 2018: Belgium outclass England 2-0 to finish 3rdSpeaking about their campaign in Russia, the 45-year-old said that the team has set a milestone and that is exactly what the players deserved.”We set a real milestone and it is exactly what these players deserved,” he said after the playoff win over England at the Saint Petersburg Stadium.advertisementHowever, he did add that the ultimate goal was to win the tournament, especially after beating Brazil in the quarter-finals but he is content with the fact that his team has made history.MATCH HIGHLIGHTS”We wanted to win it. Obviously, when you beat Brazil and you get into the semi-finals, the focus has to be on trying to win the World Cup. But we also have to be realistic and when you look back at the tournament, these players made history back in Belgium, and that’s all that matters,” Martinez said.Martinez said Belgium now needed to work on their junior structures and get their age-group teams winning more. “So that there can be a seamless flow of talent into the national team,” he said.Martinez said allowing the players’ families in the team camp after Tuesday’s 1-0 semi-final loss to France had lifted the mood for the third-place playoff, always a difficult match for sides still wallowing in the disappointment of missing out on the World Cup final.Also read – Belgium sign off from World Cup 2018 in style: Key statsSunday’s decider in Moscow, he added, would produce a worthy winner.”Losing in the Euros two years ago has made France a much better team, while I think Croatia are the story of this World Cup. It’s incredible for a nation of 3-1/2 million and inspiring for the rest of the world. If Croatia can win the World Cup, then we will all be able to dream of doing it.”<img src="http://c70.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2070/IMG14178.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8142"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Hockey World Cup 2018: Germany earn direct entry into quarters, Malaysia hold Pakistan

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://a42.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/A2042/IMG4970.jpg" alt="first_img" />Germany thrashed fellow European heavyweights Netherlands 4-1 in a completely one-sided Pool D affair to confirm a quarter-final spot at the ongoing 2018 Hockey World Cup at the Kalinga Stadium here on Wednesday.After this thumping win, Germany topped Pool D charts with two wins from as many games and six points in their kitty, while Netherlands are placed second with three points, followed by Pakistan and Malaysia.The two-time champions thus became the first team in this edition to earn direct qualification into the quarter-finals.Mirco Pruijser drew first blood for the Dutch in the 13th minute. However, they failed to extend their lead as the Germans gradually started to dominate the proceedings from the second quarter onwards.Germany’s Mathias Muller found the back of the net to bring his team back on level terms in the 30th minute.After a goalless third quarter, the fourth and final period saw Germany completely dominating their opponents as Lukas Windfeder’s powerful dragflick into the bottom right corner made the issue 2-1 in the 52nd minute.Two minutes later, Marco Miltkau extended Germany’s lead before Christopher Ruhr converted a penalty stroke in the 58th.In the other Pool D match later in the evening, Malaysia scored a late equaliser to hold Pakistan 1-1.Both teams thus opened their accounts in the pool table as they now have one point each after two matches. Malaysia had suffered a 0-7 humiliation to Holland in their campaign opener while Pakistan had fought hard before going down 0-1 to a sluggish Germany.advertisementThe result leaves both needing to win their respective last pool matches and hope for a favourable result in the other game.While Malaysia will face title contenders Germany in their last match, Pakistan are expected to face an uphill battle against formidable Netherlands. However, a superior goal difference gives Pakistan an advantage over Malaysia.Pakistan dominated possession but the well-organised Malaysian defence did well to hold them at bay and create occasional scoring chances with fast counter-attacks.Atiq Arshad gave Pakistan the lead when he scored a field goal off an excellent pass from Mohadmmed Rizwan (senior) in the 51st minute.The experienced Faisal Saari restored parity for Malaysia in the 55th minute when he powered home a well-placed penalty corner.Pakistan continued to put pressure on the rival defence in the dying minutes but the Malaysians did well to defend sturdily and hold on to earn a point.(With IANS inputs)Also Watch:<img src="http://c68.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2068/IMG12641.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8135"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Honor View 20 brings a punch-hole display, 48MP camera at Rs 37,999: Specs, India launch details

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://a17.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2017/IMG10422.jpg" alt="first_img" />The Honor View 20 is now official in India, marking the first major flagship launch for 2019. And the View 20 is perhaps as high-end as it can get without a premium price tag. The View 20 is the company’s first smartphone with a punch hole display as well as the world’s first phone to rock a 48MP camera. In addition to this, the View 20 highlights a Kirin 980 chipset, a long-lasting battery and an unique glass design.The View 20 has been priced at Rs 37,999 for the base model with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. There is a higher variant as well with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage which has been priced at Rs 45,999. At these prices, the View 20 will look to take on the OnePlus 6T in the premium mid-range segment. The View 20 will go on sale on Amazon India and Honor’s website starting Wednesday, January 30 at 12pm. The flagship will also be available offline via Reliance Digital in February. Customers who have pre-booked the View 20 by paying Rs 1,000 will also get a free pair of Honor Bluetooth earphones worth Rs 2,999.Honor also announced the Honor Band 4 Running fitness band and Honor Watch Magic smartwatch in India priced at Rs 1,599 and Rs 13,999, respectively.Honor View 20 specificationsThe Honor View 20 brings a premium glass and metal design with a 3D curved glass panel on the back. The phone gets a unique gradient rear glass panel that offers a chevron-like V-shaped pattern as light falls on it. The base model will be available in Midnight Black Sapphire Blue and Phantom Blue colours.advertisementThe front-facia of the View 20 is equally unique as it is Honor’s first smartphone to come with a hole in the display to house a selfie camera. The punch-hole is 4.5mm in diameter and situated on the top left corner. The View 20 sports a 6.4-inch FHD+ (1080×2310 pixels) TFT LCD display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and a 91.8 per cent screen-to-body ratio. The View 20 also offers a 3.5mm headphone jack, IR blaster, and a USB Type-C port.The View 20 is powered by Huawei’s flagship octa-core Kirin 980 chipset, which is the same chip that powers the Huawei Mate 20. This is Huawei’s first 7nm chipset that promises to deliver better performance and power efficiency over its predecessor. It also comes with Dual NPU for advanced AI and machine learning computation, as well as GPU Turbo 2.0. This is paired with up to 8GB of RAM in the View 20, promising to deliver a supreme multitasking and gaming experience.The View 20 is also the world’s first smartphone to offer a 48MP Sony IMX586 CMOS sensor to offer superior clarity and detail. While the sensor offers a small 0.8-micron pixel, Honor’s camera uses pixel binning to stitch four 0.8 micron pixels to offer a large 1.6 micron pixels when using the 12MP mode. You can also use the 48MP AI Clarity mode to capture extremely detailed images in daylight conditions. There is also a secondary ToF (Time of Flight) camera on board to obtain depth information. Up front, the View 20 gets a 25MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture housed in the cutout.The View 20 houses a 4,000mAh battery with super fast charge support and ships with Android Pie with Magic UI 2.0 on top that is similar to EMUI, although Honor claims less bloatware and a more simplified UI.ALSO READ | Honor View 20 launched with punch-hole display, 48MP camera: Price, specs, India launch detailsALSO READ | Honor View 20 quick review: A hole new experience<img src="http://b54.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2054/IMG3891.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8132"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Next step is to play for India in all three formats: Mayank Agarwal

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://c68.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2068/IMG8132.jpg" alt="first_img" />Circumstances conspired to facilitate Mayank Agarwal’s Test debut in Australia and the 28-year-old has now embarked on establishing himself as India’s preferred opener across formats.Agarwal’s red-hot streak in the 2017-18 season had meant chief selector MSK Prasad was often at pains explaining his exclusion from the national team and assuring that the Karnataka player was very much in India’s scheme of things.Agarwal was too busy to brood though, being preoccupied with the task of hectoring bowlers in domestic cricket. He was not even part of India’s original squad for the tour of Australia but a series of coincidences led to his Test debut and he instantly impressed.The next logical step is to try and break into India’s one-day and Twenty20 squads, says the right-hander.”Obviously the goal is to play for the country in all three formats,” Agarwal said.”I’m looking forward to playing limited overs cricket for the country whenever the opportunity presents itself. I think I have the game (to succeed across formats).”The basic remains the same, whether you’re playing Test cricket, one-day cricket or Twenty20 cricket. You only have to change your game and plan according to the format you are playing and the situation you are put in.”Agarwal adapted quickly in Australia after being flown in midway through the series in which his participation was made possible by a series of events involving other Indian openers.First Prithvi Shaw rolled his ankle in a practice match even before the series started and then form deserted Murali Vijay and Lokesh Rahul with the series tied at 1-1.advertisementShoehorned into the side, Agarwal made an impressive debut in the Boxing Day Test with scores of 76 and 42, batting in front of 70,000 fans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground egging on Australia’s formidable pace attack.Agarwal said as soon as he landed in Melbourne, batting coach Sanjay Bangar and head coach Ravi Shastri fed him inputs about conditions and the modus operandi of Australia’s attack.He accordingly finetuned his game over four practice sessions and went on to forge an effective makeshift opening partnership with Hanuma Vihari as India raced 2-1 ahead.Still disappointed at missing maiden Test century: AgarwalHe struck 77 in the drawn final Test in Sydney before gifting his wicket to Nathan Lyon, a rush of blood that cost him his maiden Test century.”I’m still disappointed about that. I could have had a century there. I was looking to attack him. I have learnt from that mistake,” he said.”Playing Test cricket was a great experience. Facing bowlers like Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, and Josh Hazlewood and (spinner) Nathan Lyon gave me a lot of insight as to what I need to do about a few aspects of my game.”It also gave me a lot of confidence having scored against Australia in Australia.”An absolute pleasure to watch Pujara bat: Agarwal Agarwal also cherishes the experience of batting with man-of-the-series Cheteshwar Pujara, who blunted Australia’s pace sting, amassing 521 runs in seven innings, including three hundreds.”It was a terrific experience. He’s very, very calm and composed when he’s batting,” he said of India’s top order bulwark.”It was absolute pleasure to watch him from the non-striker’s end grinding the bowlers and defending and playing to his strength. There’s a lot to learn from him.”The Australia tour was also rewarding from the point that it earned Agarwal a bat sponsorship deal with Indian tyre manufacturer CEAT earlier this month.Apart from making him richer, the deal may also prevent a repeat of the “friendly banter” he was subjected to Down Under.Agarwal said his bat without sticker amused Australia captain Tim Paine who asked his team mates to hazard a guess about the Indian’s worth.”It was a friendly banter. I’d like to leave it at that,” said Agarwal.Also Read | Hardik Pandya ruled out of Australia series due to back injuryAlso See | Why not beat Pakistan and make sure they don’t qualify for World Cup semis: Sunil GavaskarAlso See:<img src="http://c68.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2068/IMG5398.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8130"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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‘Jacqui took a bullet for us’: the women with key World Cup reporting roles

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://a22.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2022/IMG7721.jpg" alt="first_img" />World Cup 2018 World Cup Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Twitter Pinterest Share via Email BBC Women Share on Twitter But the environment for females in football is improving all the time, says the Final Score and Match of the Day regular Robyn Cowen. “Jacqui took a bullet for us,” she says. “I think the BBC learned from that, and they have been nothing but supportive to me. Hopefully the generation coming after me will have it even better.”Anyway, such critics are swimming against the tide, argues Oatley. “In another 10 years it will just be the norm, and we won’t be having this conversation. You’ll have men working in the women’s game and women working in the men’s and that’s all it will be: just football.” The BBC’s World Cup 2018 team includes Gabby Logan (third from right) and Alex Scott (far right). Photograph: Jon Shard, Jon Enoch, Bryony Shearmur/BBC “When boys and girls watch this World Cup and they see these amazing women on their screens that totally changes their expectations of what women can and can’t do. Blimey, that’s huge.”Oatley agrees, although she believes that a cultural shift has resulted in more women in football broadcasting roles. “Why would you not tap into that experience, expertise and insight that those women have, especially when you are thinking about the diversity of your audience,” she says. “They are not all white males sitting on sofas back home. It’s a case of TV companies and radio reflecting that, it’s not rocket science.”Which is not to say everyone in the audience will be appreciative. Threats and abuse are depressingly common – police were asked to investigate threatening letters sent to Oatley. But the casual sexism she regularly receives is more often batted away with sanguine smarts.While covering Euro 2016, a Twitter user suggested she should be at home cooking the dinner, rather than presenting football. She responded: “Sorry – bit busy doing my dream job but I’ll make you a custard pie when I get home, pet.”This year she tweeted a pithy response to Ken Tomlinson, who had written to the Sheffield Star to complain about the number of females – “on some occasions as many as six women reporters” – on the BBC’s Final Score.Oatley responded: “Dear Ken, terribly sorry to ruin your afternoon but there will be 4 female reporters out of 20 on Final Score today (incl @suesmith8 with 93 England caps) but, thankfully for you, none in the studio. So enjoy Radio Sheffield. Love, Jacqui x PS most of your facts are incorrect.” Jacqui Oatley (@JacquiOatley)Dear Ken, terribly sorry to ruin your afternoon but there will be 4 female reporters out of 20 on Final Score today (incl @suesmith8 with 93 England caps) but, thankfully for you, none in the studio. So enjoy Radio Sheffield. Love, Jacqui x PS most of your facts are incorrect. https://t.co/VdixYSgLy0January 13, 2018 Television industry World Cup<img src="http://a37.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/A2037/IMG3874.jpg" alt="center_img" /> Share on Pinterest When Jacqui Oatley became Match of the Day’s first female commentator in 2007 one tabloid newspaper greeted the news with the headline “From Motty to Totty”, which the paper’s own football writer called “an insult”. The fact that a journalist had got a new job, in a field she had worked in for years, was suddenly front-page news.However, 11 years on, when Oatley appears pitchside on Thursday for the opening game of the World Cup between Russia and Saudi Arabia, her presence won’t merely be unsurprising – it will barely be remarkable.Oatley is just one of many female presenters, pundits and commentators who will ensure that more women’s voices are heard in the UK from this World Cup than ever before. On the team with Oatley at ITV the reporter Seema Jaswal and the England striker-turned-pundit Eniola Aluko.On the BBC, Gabby Logan – a longtime occasional presenter of Match of the Day – features alongside Gary Lineker, while former England and Arsenal defender Alex Scott is among the pundits. Experienced football reporter Vicki Sparks will become the first woman to commentate at the World Cup.Meanwhile, the former England striker Kelly Smith features again for Fox Sports as a “soccer analyst”, and the Argentinian journalist Viviana Vila will cover the competition for the Spanish-speaking US sports network Telemundo Deportes.Does any of this matter? Hugely, argues Anna Kessel, the co-founder of Women in Football, which recently persuaded Twitter to create an emoji for the #WomeninFootball hashtag to raise the visibility of women in the game. “It’s absolutely massive,” she says. “One of the biggest barriers to women in football is this archaic idea that women don’t understand the game, but viewers are going to see these incredible, talented women who are knowledgable and natural. news Topics Reuse this content Share on Facebook ITV channel Share on LinkedIn Women in journalism Share on WhatsApp Share on Messenger Facebook <img src="http://c59.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2059/IMG14356.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8115"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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CHADHAUS’s Farmhouse Cupboard Took 45 Hours to Make

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://a23.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2023/IMG10314.jpg" alt="first_img" /> Sip On the Original Stormtrooper Beer While You Wait for the Next Star Wars Movie Chad and Emily Robertson helm a small artisinal furniture company based in Seattle called CHADHAUS. One day, they got a request: “Can you make a tall storage cabinet that looks like your credenza?”  “We made about four cabinets that met this brief, in different variations, before launching this version of the piece,” said Chad Robertson. “What we found most appealing about this final design is that the cupboard can be used in bathrooms, kitchens, bedrooms, living rooms, and even professional offices – housing linens, pantry items, garments, supplies, electronics and beyond.”The final piece, a space-saving cupboard, is versatile and can function in large and small rooms alike. Use it in the kitchen as a pantry. Have kids? It can also be placed in the kids’ room or playroom to hide all the toys once they’ve had enough fun each day. In the bathroom, it can serve as a linen closet and a place to store toiletries. Don’t have a proper closet in your bedroom? Put it there so you have a place to store that pile of clothes that’s sitting all over your bedroom. “We really like the fact that the piece can be put to work in so many different ways, and looks great,” said Chad.Each made-to-order piece takes a painstaking 45 hours to make. According to a release from CHADHAUS: “Building each cupboard begins by selecting materials —  CHADHAUS chooses which board will be the left side, which board will be the right side, and most importantly which boards will become the doors.The boards for the doors are re-sawn into super thick veneers and pressed onto a plywood core —  combining the stunning appearance of the original board with the stability of plywood, which is essential for this scale of piece to avoid warping and twisting. Each wood is sourced from multiple locations throughout the Pacific Northwest — primarily the Willamette Valley. High levels of naturally-occurring glacial sediment (glacial till) throughout the region influence the grain pattern and color variation of the wood. The unique nature of subspecies and hybrids in the Pacific Northwest also contributes to these variations, sometimes casting hues of grey, purple, or red.”The beautiful piece stands out in any room.For more information, visit store.chadhaus.com. How to Pick the Right Suit for Your Body Type The 200-Horsepower Vanquish Vanqraft VQ16 Is a Boat-Sized Jet Ski Escape the City and the Roads with the 2020 Subaru Outback Editors’ Recommendations Visit the Only Hotel in the World With a Working In-Room Flight Simulator <img src="http://B46.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2046/IMG16454.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8087"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Quantum Scorpio Box Returns for More at SHI

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://c71.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2071/IMG3050.jpg" alt="first_img" />zoom Quantum Scorpio Box has exercised options at South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) for construction of three additional 19,200 TEU containerships. The price tag for the three giant containerships amounts to USD 450 million, USD 150 million per each vessel.The order brings Scopio’s newbuilding orderbook at the South Korean yard to six 19,200-teu vessels.The first three mega-ships ordered in summer 2014 are slated for delivery in mid-2016.The initial newbuilding trio has been hired by Mediterranean Shipping Co on a 15-year bareboat charter.World Maritime News Staff.<img src="http://a39.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/A2039/IMG14532.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8071"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Hollywoods 50 Most Powerful TV Showrunners of 2017

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://a23.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2023/IMG6025.jpg" alt="first_img" />Kenya BarrisBlack-ish (ABC); Grown-ish (Freeform) Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKennaCrazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW) Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images Login/Register With: Advertisement David Benioff and D.B. WeissGame of Thrones (HBO) Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for HBOWith its brief seven-episode return for summer 2017, GoT reaffirmed its status as the biggest TV series in the world, pulling an average 31 million U.S. viewers alone. Benioff, 47, and Weiss, 46, head into the final run with a controversial follow-up gestating at HBO (revisionist history slave drama Confederate) and the continued adoration of their peers. Their show tops the list of most discussed series in other showrunners’ writers rooms.Best thing I saw this year Weiss: “The ‘Ricklantis Mixup’ episode of Rick and Morty. Benioff: “The ‘Pickle Rick’ episode of Rick and Morty.” Aziz Ansari and Alan YangMaster of None (Netflix) Twitter Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment What does it take for a television show without dragons, zombies or Sterling K. Brown to get a little attention?More than 400 U.S. scripted series are set to air in 2017 — thanks for the sobering stats, John Landgraf — and getting lost in the logjam is the new normal. So in highlighting the most impactful writer-producers working in TV right now, THR focused on a few key factors. Lisa Joy and Bryan Fuller – Photo by Coral Von Zumwalt THR unveils the writer-producers of TV’s Golden Age — from ‘Game of Thrones’ masterminds David Benioff and Dan Weiss to ‘Atlanta’ creator Donald Glover — with the sharpest pens, the wildest visions and the richest deals. Their Netflix series, more of an experiment in tone than a traditional comedy, continues to earn raves and Emmy adoration (eight noms in 2017 and a key writing win for Ansari, 34, and rising star Lena Waithe). Yang, 35, and much of the writing staff now turn their attention to a buzzy Amazon vehicle for Fred Armisen and Maya Rudolph — part of Yang’s own deal with Universal TV.Best thing I saw this year Yang: “Wings of Desire, by Wim Wenders, and Logan, by James Mangold.”Dream casting goal Yang: “Aziz and I are both continuing to say Hugh Jackman constantly until he responds in some way.”Most invaluable person in my career Yang: “My loving wife of over 40 years, Dame Helen Mirren.”Most-discussed series in our writers room Yang: “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, specifically the episode where Uncle Phil is revealed to be a pool shark when he says to his butler Geoffrey, ‘Geoffrey, break out Lucille.’ Lucille is the name of Uncle Phil’s custom pool cue that Geoffrey keeps stored in his pants.” Advertisement These 50 power showrunners rise above the churn with unprecedented deals (ka-ching, Shonda Rhimes), surging output, cultural cachet and legit “hits.”Most have paid their dues (witness the reunions of two pairs of past collaborators), a few struck gold early (hear from Stranger Things‘ Duffer brothers ahead of their sure-to-be-scrutinized sophomore season) and all have a few choice words to say about the challenges of making TV today.METHODOLOGY Eligible showrunners had at least one current scripted (not animated) series air new episodes between August 2016 and July 2017 (sorry, Seth MacFarlane!). Greg BerlantiArrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, Riverdale, Black Lightning (The CW); Blindspot (NBC); Deception (ABC); You (Lifetime) Advertisement Brent N. Clarke/FilmMagic Heading into season four, Black-ish is considered the gold standard for broadcast comedy — with an average 2.1 rating among adults 18-to-49, two Emmy noms and a Golden Globe for star Tracee Ellis Ross. Barris, 43, has diversified his portfolio by setting younger-skewing spinoff Grown-ish(starring breakout Yara Shahidi) at Freeform. Oh, and he wrote a little summer film called Girls Trip.Most discussed series in our writers room Game of ThronesDream casting goal Eddie MurphyRight now, TV viewers need … “Perspective outside of their own.” Amanda Edwards/WireImage Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Alliance for Women in MediaWith each having locked her own big deal with CBS Studios and now developing separate projects, the duo have a third season of their critically beloved musical comedy arriving on The CW. Ratings pressure is low — good thing, because it’s broadcast’s least watched series — but the show remains a favorite of network boss Mark Pedowitz. Bloom, 30, is now a bona fide CBS star, featured at the net’s telecast of the Tonys and Emmys.You know a pitch isn’t going well when … McKenna: “They say, ‘Thank you for coming in,’ at the end.”READ MORE The undisputed king of TV, at least in terms of volume, Berlanti, 45, essentially owns The CW with more than half of its primetime lineup this season, plus dramas at NBC (Blindspot) and ABC (Deception) and soon a cable entry with the Lifetime thriller You.Best thing I saw this year “The second season of Master of None.”You know a pitch isn’t going well when … “They tell you they love it but don’t say in the room that they want to buy it.”Right now, TV viewers need … “To watch more shows live.”Most invaluable person in my career “Peter Roth.”<img src="http://B46.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2046/IMG13760.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8017"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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The opportunity we have is immeasurable BC First Nation waits for LNG

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://b44.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2044/IMG16001.jpg" alt="first_img" />Laurie HamelinAPTN NewsLocated at the mouth of Douglas Channel on the north central coast of B.C. is Kitimat – a beautiful area surrounded by mountains and waterways mixed in with industry.This is where LNG Canada is building the largest private-sector investment project in Canadian history.Natural gas will travel down a new 670 km pipeline from Dawson Creek, B.C. to the processing plant in Kitimat where the gas will be liquefied and put on tankers destined for Asian markets.The $40 billion project got the final go ahead by investors in October and the people of the Haisla Nation couldn’t be happier.“The opportunity that we have here is immeasurable,” said Chief Councillor Crystal Smith.Haisla has an impact benefits agreement with LNG Canada.Smith said she’s proud of her nation’s partnership – and the company treats her people as rightful landowners.“We have had industry in our territory for the last 50 to 60 years. The difference with this project is that we have had a meaningful partnership within it,” she said. “That means an equal level of playing field in terms of our involvement of how this project is built, the standard in which it is built, and terms of that environmental aspect, what is suitable and what is acceptable for our Nation in terms of our cultural existence in this territory.”The processing facility owned by LNG Canada will be built on the Haisla Traditional territory which sits just across the water from the nation’s home community of Kitamaat Village.Smith said she wants this project to bring her people back home. Only 700 of 1,800 members live on reserve.“This project provides a real opportunity to building capacity, providing programs that heal from past traumas and a bright future that is provided right in our backyard when it comes to education and employment opportunities,” she said.Smith was born and raised in Kitamaat Village.Much of her support for the project is fuelled by personal experience.“In 2013 my common law of 16 years committed suicide,” she said. “Lack of resources, lack of awareness, education, a lack of everything for assistance with mental health issues.  Lack of resources for alcohol and drug addiction.“It motivates me to do my job so no other family in my community has to go through and endure what I have gone through, my children have gone through.”Edmund Grant is also from Kitamaat Village.He has a job doing site prep for the project and said he’s thankful his leadership signed on.“I am very happy I got a job.  It’s good hours, good pay,” he said.“It’s not just the project itself that brings in work.  Once we get a project this big coming to town it brings in more businesses.”During construction, the project is expected to employ as many as 10,000 people – with 950 full time jobs.Susannah Pierce, a spokesperson for LNG Canada said the company hopes to help provide a new future for First Nations.“It’s not just a construction opportunity, but is an opportunity for a lifetime,” she said. “And that is how we are trying to create this company because we are going to be here for 40 years.”The pipeline and facility have signed agreements with all elected First Nation communities along the route.But that doesn’t mean everyone feels this partnership with a big gas company is a good idea – some people have criticized their leaders for selling out.“Am I a sell out for wanting a better life for my people? To say that we would sell our environment short for a dollar sign is completely untrue,” said Smith. “I value this, I value our territory, I value our land.“Most importantly I value this water, this is our dinner plate, this environment is my culture, this environment is Haisla.The project is expected to be up and running by 2025.lhamelin@aptn.ca@lauriehamelin<img src="http://a21.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2021/IMG10568.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8006"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Moroccan parliament to vote on controversial rape prosecution law

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://c68.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2068/IMG18197.jpg" alt="first_img" />Sidi Ifni, Morocco- Following the bitter controversy that rape prosecution avoidance law has caused in Morocco, the Justice and Human Rights Commission of the country’s Parliament has proposed to eliminate a paragraph from the Moroccan penal code.  Article 475 permits a rapist to avoid prosecution for rape if he marries the underage victim.Morocco’s conservative society has traditionally preferred to permit a rapist to marry his victim rather than permit the victim’s family to suffer the dishonor and shame of rape.  The case of Amina Filali, a sixteen year old girl who killed herself by ingesting rat poison after being forced to marry the man who raped her, went viral on social media two years ago, and has spurred women’s rights associations to call on the government to intervene and revoke the rape law, which many think is an infringement of  women’s rights. The proposal to revoke the rape avoidance provision has come as one of the promises of the current Islamist-led government to restore dignity to underage victims of rape.Amending Article 475 of the penal code gained much international attention after the Filali suicide, and the suicides of other girls who were forced to marry their rapists.While some wronged families have had no other choice but to agree to a judge’s decision requiring their raped girl to marry her rapist in order to protect the family’s honor, women’s rights activists have deemed forced marriage under the provision a serious threat to girls’ dignity, life, and human rights.Since 16-year-old Amina al-Filali was married to her 23-year-old rapist and committed suicide in 2012, calls for revocation of the provision have escalated to address the injustice.According to some Moroccan women, marrying a raped girl to the man who raped her is tantamount to rewarding the rapist, not penalizing him for his heinous crime.It is now up to the Parliament to vote on the Commission’s proposal to Amend Article 475 and repeal the paragraph once and for all.Edited by Elisabeth Myers© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed<img src="http://a42.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/A2042/IMG14503.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7990"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Morocco Participates in the Al Jazeera Annual Forum

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p>Fez – Al Jazeera kicked off its 8th Annual Forum Monday in Doha with the participation of delegates from 51 countries, including Morocco under the theme: “Change in the Arab World: Where To?”Organized by the Al Jazeera Centre for Studies, Al Jazeera‘s 8th Forum is a youth platform that opens windows of opportunity to young individuals from different backgrounds to debate issues of common interest in “the context of the current transformations in the Arab world.”Morocco is being represented by a high level delegation, including Mr. Mustapha El Khalfi, Minister of Communication and Government Spokesman, and Ms. Soumiya Benkhaldoun, Minister-delegate for Higher Education, Scientific Research, and Executives Training, according to state news agency Mahghreb Arab Press. In His opening speech, Dr. Mustafa Souag, Acting Director General of Al Jazeera Network, said: “AlJazeera will continue to cover human rights issues wherever possible, and will strive, as it always has, to give every human a right to defend his/her rights and make his/her voice heard because it is a voice for the voiceless and a platform for those who have no outlet.”Soumiya Benkhaldoun took part in the the first plenary session of the forum entitled: Reviewing the Arab World’s Path to Change: Decade in Review,” discussing the major changes that affect the Arab World in the past decade. Mustapha El Khalfi will be a part of a panel entitled “reconsidering the movement of change.”Participants that are  scheduled to speak at the Forum include: Mr. Bulent Arinc, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister, Mr. Ahmed Tomeh, Prime Minister of the Provisional Government of the Syrian National Coalition, and Ali Laarayedh, former Tunisian Prime Minister.This international forum gathers 400 participants from different fields, including academic, activists, journalists and politicians, to discuss change in the Arab World and share ideas on other international and local issues.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed<span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7989"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Yahoo agrees to sell half of its stake in Chinas Alibaba for

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p> AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted May 21, 2012 5:52 am MDT Yahoo agrees to sell half of its stake in China’s Alibaba for about $7.1 billion HONG KONG – Struggling Internet company Yahoo Inc. has secured a lifeline after agreeing to sell half of its prized stake in Chinese e-commerce group Alibaba for about $7.1 billion, with most of the cash going to shareholders.The deal, announced Sunday in the U.S., will see Alibaba Group buying back half of its 40 per cent stake from Yahoo Inc. for $6.3 billion cash and up to $800 million of Alibaba preferred shares.The announcement caps at least a year of rocky on-and-off talks as Yahoo tried to sell the stake as part of efforts to turnaround its business. Money from the sale will give Yahoo the financial firepower to return cash to disgruntled shareholders, many of whom are still upset after it squandered an opportunity to sell itself to Microsoft Corp. in May 2008 for $33 per share, or $47.5 billion. Yahoo’s stock has sagged since then, trading at $15.42 on Friday.Yahoo said in a joint statement with Alibaba that it plans to return “substantially all” of the after-tax cash proceeds to shareholders. It said its share buyback program had been increased by $5 billion though a final decision on how to return the cash had not been made.The deal, which closes in six months, is good for Yahoo because the company gets a “wad of cash” but still has exposure to fast-growing China, said Napoleon Biggs, head of digital integration at public relations firm Fleishman-Hillard Asia Pacific.“China for them was like a sore tooth,” said Biggs, who has worked in the China Internet and media industry since 1997.Yahoo’s interim CEO Ross Levinsohn said the stake sale provides clarity for Yahoo shareholders. Levinsohn stepped into the role earlier this month after Yahoo cast aside CEO Scott Thompson because his official biography included a college degree that he never received.Thompson had been working on a complex deal earlier this year that would have allowed Yahoo to escape taxes, but it fell apart. The deal announced Sunday is taxable.Alibaba and Yahoo also have an agreement for Yahoo to sell the remainder of its Alibaba stake in stages later on. Yahoo bought the stake in 2005 for $1 billion and the deal suggests it’s now worth $14.2 billion.The statement also indicates Alibaba may hold an initial public offering in the future.Under the terms of the deal, if Alibaba Group goes public, it would have to buy back another 10 per cent stake from Yahoo or let Yahoo sell those shares in the IPO.That condition expires in December, 2015, according to a blog post on Alizila, Alibaba’s in-house news site.Alibaba Chairman and CEO Jack Ma said the deal establishes a “balanced ownership structure that enables Alibaba to take our business to the next level as a public company in the future.”Hangzhou, China-based Alibaba started out as a business-to-business website linking factories in China to buyers around the world. It also operates Taobao.com, the country’s version of eBay, and TMall, which brands can use to sell directly to consumers.The relationship between Yahoo and Alibaba began amicably but deteriorated as the Yahoo went through successive CEOs trying to engineer a deal. They also feuded last year after Alibaba spun off its payment service, Alipay, but failed to disclose it right away, rattling Yahoo investors.Yahoo said at the time the change was necessary because Beijing would only license an electronic payment service wholly owned by Chinese citizens.By eventually reducing Alibaba’s foreign ownership to a minority level, that could help the company if it plans to expand further into e-payments, Biggs said.Biggs said Ma may be thinking that “I’ve got the businesses, the consumers, I’ve got the brands. All I need now is to grow my payment mechanisms.”After the $7.1 billion transaction is completed, Yahoo and Japan’s Softbank, which owns about 30 per cent of Alibaba, will hold about 50 per cent of Alibaba. But the two companies have agreed to cap their collective shareholder voting rights at less than 50 per cent, according to the Alizila blog post.That means Ma will be in the driving seat for any company decisions.Yahoo and Alibaba also agreed to modify their technology and intellectual property licensing agreements.Under the changes, Yahoo will grant Alibaba a license to continue using the Yahoo China brand for up to four years. Alibaba will pay Yahoo $550 million and make royalty payments over that period. Yahoo will no longer be restricted from making other investments in China.Alibaba is in the process of taking Hong Kong-listed unit Alibaba.com private. Shareholders will vote Friday on whether the company should buy back the 27 per cent it doesn’t already own.____Online:Alibaba Group:http://www.alibaba.comFollow Kelvin Chan at twitter.com/chanman<span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7920"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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UN refugee agency envoy Angelina Jolie visits displaced people in Myanmars Kachin

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p>“Women and girls need to have a meaningful and active role in the peace process,” said said Mrs. Jolie, who is the Special Envoy for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). “With cease-fire talks and the upcoming elections, it’s essential that all of Myanmar’s people, including those displaced, can be engaged in decisions that affect their future.”The Special Envoy stopped in the Myitkyina township, where over 100,000 people have been displaced since a cease-fire agreement between the Myanmar armed forces and ethnic armed groups broke down in 2011.There, she spoke with displaced families and heard about challenges related to access to basic services, particularly health care. A 90-year-old woman described how she has been displaced for most of her life – perhaps 10 times since the 1960s, and most recently in 2012.“We have relatives and friends who are still stranded in the forest. They need help urgently,” Mrs. Jolie Pitt was told by the head of a family who had just arrived after fleeing another township and spending 10 days in the forest.The Special Envoy stressed the importance of humanitarian access to assist the displaced families. No local or international humanitarian actors have been able to access this conflict area since clashes started in late June this year.<span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7904"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Ohio State keeping focus on Illinois before home stretch of season

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p>OSU players attempt to take down Illinois then-junior running back Josh Ferguson (6) during a game on Nov. 1, 2015 at Ohio Stadium. Credit: Lantern File PhotoFor the No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes, the important part of the season sits on the horizon.Looming are matchups with No. 13 Michigan State, No. 12 Michigan and, if things go right for the Buckeyes, a meeting with No. 5 Iowa is likely in the Big Ten Championship Game.Before any of those games come, however, OSU (9-0, 5-0) has a meeting with a team that has played spoiler in the past.A trip to Champaign, Illinois, to take on the Illinois Fighting Illini (5-4, 2-3) is on the docket for the Buckeyes on Saturday at noon.While the team understands the season-defining importance of the games following Saturday’s, sophomore linebacker Raekwon McMillan said the team’s coaches have made sure the team is only thinking about the task immediately ahead.“With (coach Urban) Meyer’s mentality, and our whole coaching staff’s mentality, it’s one game at a time,” McMillan said. “We really don’t worry about what’s down the road or what’s two weeks from now, we have to worry what’s right now and what’s coming at this time.”The Illini have given the Buckeyes trouble in the past in “trap games.”In 2007, Illinois came into Ohio Stadium and stunned the No. 1 Buckeyes. In three of the next four years following that game, the Illini put up a fight against OSU, losing by 10 points in 2008 and 2011 and 11 points in 2010, though the 2011 meeting saw OSU as the underdog pulling off an upset victory.However, Meyer’s arrival in 2012 has been accompanied with a turnaround in that trend.In Meyer’s three games against Illinois, the Buckeyes have won by a total of 96 points, scoring 167 points.Previously for IllinoisIt has been a season of change for the Fighting Illini, as the team fired its coach Tim Beckman just one week before the season, replacing him with interim coach Bill Cubit.Then, on Monday, the school’s athletic director Mike Thomas followed Beckham out the door following a report detailing mistreatment of football and women’s basketball players.Amid the high rate of turnover off the field has come an equal rate of inconsistent play on it.After a strong start to the season that saw the Illini start 4-1 — with its only loss coming against now-No. 23 North Carolina — the wheels came off the bus. In its last five games, Illinois has gone 1-3.That stretch featured a three-game losing streak, with competitive losses to No. 5 Iowa and No. 25 Wisconsin by nine and 11 points, respectively. However, the third game was a 39-0 thumping at Penn State.The Illini bounced back last Saturday, traveling to West Lafayette, Indiana, to blow away Purdue 48-14.Other than the rushing attack, one of Illinois’ strengths this season has been forcing turnovers, as it has come away with 11 interceptions, second most in the Big Ten. Redshirt junior safety Taylor Barton has led the way with four picks.Illinois is led by a strong run game anchored by the tandem of redshirt senior Josh Ferguson and true freshman Ke’Shawn Vaughn, who combined for 313 yards rushing against Purdue.“This team is going to try to establish the run, but it’s up to us to stop it,” McMillan said.Ferguson missed two games before the Purdue game but came back with 133 yards against the Boilermakers.“He’s a spark for that team,” McMillan said. “He wants to be that playmaker, so they’re going to put the ball in his hands a lot.”Back to full strengthAfter OSU lost a starter on the defense to the injury for the first time this season in the last two games, it appears the top 11 will be getting back to full strength on Saturday.Senior defensive tackle Tommy Schutt made his return to the depth chart for the Week 11 matchup after missing two games with a wrist injury.Though he will still have to wear a cast on the field, Schutt’s return comes welcome for a defensive line that rotated redshirt senior Joel Hale and redshirt sophomore Michael Hill in Schutt’s absence.For the season, Schutt has 20 tackles, including four for a loss.While not missing more than part of the fourth quarter, redshirt senior Braxton Miller is also expected to be able to play.Meyer said the H-back suffered a neck injury when his head was thrown to the turf on a tackle, but he should be fine for Saturday’s contest.OSU will also be getting redshirt sophomore J.T. Barrett back following a one-game suspension for a citation for operating a vehicle impaired.“I think it’s going to be a good thing,” redshirt sophomore H-back Jalin Marshall said about Barrett. “He’s proven himself as a great player, so we’re looking forward to having him back with the offense and the team.”Up nextThe Buckeyes are set to finish up their home schedule in a key Big Ten East division game against No. 13 Michigan State on Nov. 21. Kickoff is scheduled for either noon or 3:30 p.m. at Ohio Stadium.<span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7885"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Nutrition professor loses 27 pounds on diet of Twinkies and Doritos

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://a30.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2031/IMG1677.jpg" alt="first_img" />We are forever being told that high calorie and sugary snack foods are bad for us. We should limit out intake and stick to a healthy diet. But 41-year-old human nutrition professor Mark Haub of Kansas State University has proven otherwise with a 2 month diet.His food intake consisted mainly of Twinkies, Doritos, Oreos, and sugary cereal with a portion every 3 hours. His usual 2,600 calorie daily intake was cut to 1,800 so as to not eat more calories than he burned.AdChoices广告While you may expect his weight to balloon, or his cholesterol to go sky high, the sugary diet seems to have been of significant benefit to the professor’s health. In 2 months he lost 27 pounds, his body fat went from 33.4% to 24.9%, his bad cholesterol was lowered 20% and his good cholesterol went up 20%. He also had a lower level (39% less) of triglycerides which is a form of fat.The problem is, Haub can’t explain or decide if this is a good or bad thing to continue doing. We are told junk food is bad, but in the short term it seems to of had a positive effect:These foods are consumed by lots of people. It may be an issue of portion size and moderation rather than total removal. I just think it’s unrealistic to expect people to totally drop these foods for vegetables and fruits. It may be healthy, but not realistic.I wish I could say the outcomes are unhealthy. I wish I could say it’s healthy. I’m not confident enough in doing that. That frustrates a lot of people. One side says it’s irresponsible. It is unhealthy, but the data doesn’t say that. It’s important to point out that Haub did manage to also consume a multivitamin, protein shake, and the occasional vegetable like some sticks of celery. But no main meals were eaten beyond the junk food.A different diet before turning to junk food was attempted by Haub which was heavy on vegetables, fruit, and wholegrain food. But he didn’t lose weight mainly because he was taking in too many calories.Read more at CNNMatthew’s OpinionThis is clearly down to the reduction in calories. He was eating 800 calories less every day so the type of food being eaten is not that significant. However, this is a short term study and I bet if this was carried on for years then problems would surface.Top of the list for issues would be diabetes due to the high sugar content of all the food. There may also come a point where Haub’s metabolism changed and the calories being eaten may have to reduce further, but this could leave him hungry due to the high calories in these foods meaning he had to have fewer. We all know sugary snacks don’t keep us full for long.I’m sure Haub’s concentration and energy levels would also be effected. There’s nothing in those foods giving out energy slowly, it’s all quick bursts from the sugar.If you want to go on a diet then this clearly works, but only short term. I’d go back to regular meals, lots of fruit and veg, and limited junk once you’d lost a few pounds. The experiment shows watching your calorie intake is key to dieting so a similar setup using fruit and veg would probably wield similar results. However, it may be a lot harder to do for those who love their snacks.<img src="http://a28.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2028/IMG11127.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7845"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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WTF Wednesday Yuck Becomes Yum at the Disgusting Food Museum

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://a24.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2024/IMG2276.jpg" alt="first_img" /> WTF? Wednesday: This High-Tech Pizza ATM Is #CollegeDietGoalsWTF? Wednesday: Celebrate National Sci-Fi Day With These Eerie Books Stay on target A meal you find super gross might be someone else’s most-loved dish at the Disgusting Food Museum in Los Angeles.The museum, which opened its doors on Dec. 9, is a culinary exhibit that displays 80 of the world’s most un-appetizing foods. Stinky fruit, maggot-infested cheese, and metal-cleansing chemical candies are a handful of the global delicacies available to see, smell (and yes, taste), at the Disgusting Food Museum. Click through the slideshow below to see some of the delicacies on display.View as: One Page Slides1/211. Mopane wormsPhoto Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty ImagesMopane worm, the caterpillar of the Emperor Moth, a popular dish in Southern Africa, is presented in the Disgusting Food Museum in Los Angeles, California. 2. ‘Sheep Eyeball Juice’Photo Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images’Sheep Eyeball Juice’ from Mongolia is presented in the Disgusting Food Museum on December 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, Calif.3. Casu marzuPhoto Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty ImagesCasu marzu, maggot-infested cheese from Sardinia, Italy, is presented in the Disgusting Food Museum in Los Angeles, Calif.4. Stink BugsPhoto Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty ImagesStink bugs from Zimbabwe and South Africa are presented in the Disgusting Food Museum in Los Angeles, Calif.5. Fried TarantulaPhoto Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty ImagesFried tarantula from Cambodia is presented in the Disgusting Food Museum on December 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, Calif.6. Mouse WinePhoto Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty ImagesA visitor photographs mouse wine from China at the Disgusting Food Museum in Los Angeles, Calif. 7. Bull PenisPhoto Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty ImagesBull penis, from China, is presented in the Disgusting Food Museum in Los Angeles, Calif.8. ‘Turtle Soup’Photo Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty ImagesTurtle soup from China is presented in the Disgusting Food Museum in Los Angeles, Calif.9. Kopi LuwakPhoto Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty ImagesKopi Luwak from Indonesia, coffee beans eaten and excreted by the Asian palm civet, is presented in the Disgusting Food Museum in Los Angeles, California. 10. Rocky Mountain OystersPhoto Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty ImagesRocky Mountain Oysters (bull testicles) from the US, are presented in the Disgusting Food Museum in Los Angeles, Calif. 11. Goat Milk LollipopsPhoto Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty ImagesPaleton de Cajeta (goat milk lollipops) from Mexico are presented in the Disgusting Food Museum in Los Angeles, Calif.12. MidgesPhoto Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty ImagesMidges, mosquito-like flies which are captured on oiled plates and then mushed together to form high-protein black patties called Kunga Cake and are popular in Eastern Africa, are presented in the Disgusting Food Museum in Los Angeles, Calif.13. Fish sperm sacksPhoto Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty ImagesShirako, fish sperm sacks, popular in Japan is presented in the Disgusting Food Museum in Los Angeles, Calif.14. ‘Fruit Bat Soup’Photo Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty ImagesFruit bat soup from Guam is presented in the Disgusting Food Museum in Los Angeles, Calif.15. Lab-Grown MeatPhoto Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty ImagesLab-grown meat from the US is presented in the Disgusting Food Museum on December 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, Calif.16. Jugo de Rana (Frog Juice)Photo Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images’Jugo de Rana,’ from Peru, a drink made of whole skinned frog, quail eggs, honey and other ingredients combined in blender and strained to remove bone fragments is presented in the Disgusting Food Museum on December 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, Calif.17. Salty salmiak liquoricePhoto Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty ImagesSalty salmiak liquorice, from Nordic countries, is presented in the Disgusting Food Museum on December 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. 18. GrasshoppersPhoto Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty ImagesNsenene or grasshoppers, a popular bar snack in Uganda, is presented in the Disgusting Food Museum on December 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, Calif.19. Pop-TartsPhoto Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty ImagesPop-Tarts from the US are presented in the Disgusting Food Museum on December 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.20. Disgusting Food MuseumPhoto Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty ImagesVisitors take in the sites and smells at the Disgusting Food Museum on December 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.21. Canned Pork BrainsPhoto Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty ImagesCanned pork brains are displayed in the Disgusting Food Museum in Los Angeles, California. You might already be thinking “EWW,” but there’s much more to the Disgusting Food Museum than observing “nasty” cuisine. According to the museum’s website, the emotion of disgust plays an important role in our gastronomic preferences. What we might find gross to nosh on could be another person’s favorite feast. At the end of the day, we can still appreciate what other people eat across the globe.“What is delicious to one person can be revolting to another,” says the museum’s website. “[The] Disgusting Food Museum invites visitors to explore the world of food and challenge their notions of what is and what isn’t edible.”When you visit the museum, you’ll see these scrumptious delights displayed in glass cases. Other noteworthy foods you’ll be able to view include Surströmming (fermented herring from Sweden), Hákarl (well-aged shark from Iceland), and Cuy (roasted guinea pigs from Peru).Weird beverages are also on display at the museum. “Mongolian Mary,” a cocktail made with tomato juice and pickled sheep eyeballs, is commonly used to cure hangovers, reported Los Angeles Magazine. Oh, and dead mouse wine is said to be a handy health tonic that tastes like gasoline.We might have different food preferences, but the one thing that keeps us running (besides Dunkin’), could bring us together. Epic mealtime might feature different dishes and beverages, but at the end of the day, we all love to eat, drink, and be merry.Get your tickets to the Disgusting Food Museum, which is open from December 9, 2018 to February 17, 2018 here. More on Geek.com:WTF? Wednesday: Feast Your Eyes on the World’s Largest Gingerbread Village WTF? Wednesday: Wacky International Banana Museum Exists for Fruit FanaticsWTF? Wednesday: 10 Wackiest Pumpkin Spice Products You Can Buy<img src="http://c61.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2061/IMG5491.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7802"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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