Feel Good Friday: Feast Portland

first_img Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App How Full Harvest and Misfits Market Are Saving Ugly Produce The Best American Liqueur Feast Portland, a food and drink festival, will run from Thursday, September 17 to Sunday, September 20.  At The Manual, we believe food shouldn’t just be nourishment for the body, but for the spirit as well. A good meal is like a good book — compelling and stimulating. Over the past several years, Portland, OR has become one of the nation’s most sophisticated food laboratories. On any given day, hundreds of restaurants and food trucks serve innovative and surprisingly delicious dishes; take, for example, grasshopper sushi from Sushi Mazi (made with real grasshopper) or the Oregonian peanut butter and jam sandwich from PBJ’s Grilled (made with pan-seared duck).Launched in 2012, Feast Portland is an annual celebration of Portland’s culinary adventurism — a gastronomic World’s Fair where creative chefs come together to show off their creations, much to the general public’s delight. Though only in its fourth year, the festival has already tickled the nation’s tastebuds. Feast has been named “the best food festival in the country” by Thrillist National, and Fodor Travel says the festival is “done to such perfection you’d think one of the Pacific Coast’s biggest-catch food events was in its 30th year.”Of course, Feast isn’t all about decadence. The organizers are well aware that too many people in Oregon and the U.S. aren’t sure where their next meal is coming from. Next weekend, as Feast revelers treat themselves to kale-wrapped Kobe short ribs with pineapple goat sauce (or whatever), the festival will use its prestige to help end hunger — particularly among children. To learn more information about Feast Portland’s charitable side, we reached out to Feast Co-Founder Carrie Welch. Related: Feel Good Friday: Dine Out for No Kid HungryCould you describe the Feast charity apparatus? Which organizations are involved, and how are the charitable funds raised?Feast Portland donates the net proceeds to two incredible charities – Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon (local) and No Kid Hungry (national). Both work to end hunger in the U.S. by supporting access to programs like school breakfast and summer meals to be sure kids are getting at least one balanced meal a day. We use #whywefeast to help raise awareness for our charities and the mission behind Feast.We want to be sure our attendees know they are supporting the on-the-ground food access support that Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon uses to launch or expand over 300 local children’s meal programs. PHFO has connected over 700,000 meals to at-risk kids in Oregon. They help make food, housing, and childcare more affordable for millions of working families.I’ve worked with No Kid Hungry, a campaign of national anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength, since my days at Food Network. Their approach to ending childhood hunger in America is ensuring that kids start the day with a nutritious breakfast and have healthy meals in the summer, and that families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget. Since the campaign’s launch, No Kid Hungry and its partners have connected kids struggling with hunger with more than 345 million healthy meals, which is pretty amazing.What has Feast Portland helped achieve/raise in past years, and what do you expect to achieve/raise this year?We’ve donated over $162,000 over the past three years. Last year we donated $62,000+, and we are expecting to raise a similar amount this year. We love donating to these charities because we know the money makes a real difference for them.In your opinion, how else does Feast make Oregon/Planet Earth better?   Food is one of a few universal connectors we all have. It’s something we all do every day, and that’s what makes Feast approachable and fun for everyone. There’s just something about watching talented chefs and artisans show you what they can do with the bounty we have here in Oregon. I think that makes people’s lives better as they leave the festival with more knowledge about food and drink than when they came in.Another important mission for us is to give everyone around the country an excuse to come to Portland, Oregon for one weekend every year. Oregon is a very special place filled with hops, vineyards, farms, a beautiful coast, and exceptionally talented, creative people. Everyone’s lives would be better if they spent a weekend in our city once a year!What’s the best way for out-of-towners to be a part of Feast’s charitable mission?Buy a ticket! Come visit. If not, you can donate via our charities’ websites at and and Also, the holidays will be here before we know it, and anytime you volunteer at a food bank, shelter or other access point, you are doing something positive to help end hunger and that’s good for all of us.Photos courtesy of Feast PortlandFeast Portland will run from Thursday, September 17 to Sunday, September 20  Editors’ Recommendations Sip On the Original Stormtrooper Beer While You Wait for the Next Star Wars Movie 9 Best Spirits For Spiked Apple Cider last_img read more

The Vangaurds AnandMilind

first_imgThis music duo, like Husanlal Bhagatram and Kalyanji Anandji, are real brothers. They inherited the legacy of music from their legendary father, Chitragupt. He was the most educated composer of the film industry in the 50’s and 60’s. He composed one of the most soulful melodies sung by Lata Mangaskar. Unfortunately, he was over shadowed by the top composers of that era, S D Burman, Shankar Jaikishan an others. Lata had great regard for this modest and unsung composer Chitragupt and was instrumental in naming Milind of the Anand Milind duo. Also Read – Remembering Sudhir PhadkeChitragupt Shrivastava was a lecturer in Patna University. His passion for music was such that he left his lectureship and went to Bombay to try his luck in the film industry. He assisted veteran composer S N Tripathi. Tripathi, impressed by Chitragupt’s passion, advised him to compose for films in independently. Chitragupt got his maiden break in Wadia’s Lady Robin Hood in 1946. Later, Chitragupt did half a dozen films with AVM Productions. In spite of several hit films, he couldn’t get the same popularity as others of his time. He decided that he would keep his children away from Bollywood. But Anand Milind were a chip of the old block. They took keen interest in music – Anand became an excellent piano player and Milind mastered the guitar. When Chitragupt’s health started deteriorating and he looked for an assistant, his sons came forward. Also Read – YOUR HEALTHY FESTIVE PALATEWhile they were assisting their father they got an offer for a film Ab Aayaga Maza in 1984. This film was produced by two top TV serial actors Girja Shankar (Dhritrasthra) of Mahabharata fame and Alok Nath (Haveli Ram) of Buniyaad. The film did fairly well at the box office. Few compositions of Anand Milind became very popular, Solah baras ki kamsin umaria (Kishore/Asha), Gaadi ke neeche aake kat jaungi and 400 volt ki ladki (Udit narayan and Pankaj Mitra). The lyrics were also penned by young lyricist Sameer. In 1986, Anand Milind gave music in three films Jalwa starring Nasreeduddin Shah, Archana Puran Singh, Saeed Jafiri and Tajeshwar Singh (a popular Doordarshan English News Reader of 80’s). The film was again directed by Pankaj Parashar. The film did good business and stood out for Anand Milind’s introduction of indi-pop singers Alisha Chinoy, Sharon Prabhakar and Remo. Pop tracks of this film, Let’s do it (Alisha Chinoy) Feelling hot hot (Sharon Prabhakar) and the title track Ye hai jalwa (Remo) became extremely popular among the younger generation. Their next film was Peechha Karo starring Farooq Sheikh, Roma Manak, Anupan Kher, Amjad Khan and Kalpna Aiyyar. The lyrics were penned by Sameer who teamed with Anand Milind and they did several films together. Its number Mujh per goli na chala (Asha) and Rama Rama (Kishore/Asha) and the title track Peechha karo by their favourite Sharon Prabhakar. Tan Badan was the debut film of Govinda. Sameer wrote six hit songs for the film. Its number Gale lag ja (Suresh Wadekar/Anuradha Paudwal) and Krishana krishana (Udit Narayan/Chorus) and Main bhi jawan hoon (Sharon Prabhakar) became chartbusters of that year. In the year 1988, Anand Milind tasted real success with Qamayat Se Qamayat Tak. The film was a block buster of that year and was Anand Milind’s first film with lyricist Majhrooh Sultanpuri. Hits of the film were Akale hum to kya ghum hai, Ae mere hum safar (Alka Yagnik/Udit Narayan). The chart buster and the song of the year was Papa kahte hain bada naam karega (Udit Narayan). Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak was on the number one of the top ten films of 1988. This film bagged them their First Film Fare Award. The same year saw their two films being released Shiva Shakti and Wo Phir Aayegi. In 1989, they gave music in Ab Meri Bari. When Gulshan Kumar decided to launch his first film Lal Duppata Malmal Ka, he entrusted its music to Anand Milind. The film was a super hit and its music became equally popular that year. In the mean time, the duo brought out video albums of pop singer Sharon Prabhakar singing indi-pop Shabash Sharan and Shararat. These albums got a huge response from young pop music lovers. They also did a Telgu film Venella Rani. In 1990, Anand Milind came back with a bang in Indra Kumar’s Dil starring Amir Khan, Madhuri Dixit. The film became a super duper hit because of its melodies. Na jane kahan dil kho gaya in two versions, Dum dum dama dum, Hum pyaar karne wale, Hamne Ghar chhoda hai (Udit Narayan/Anuradah Paudwal), O Priya Priya (Suresh Wadkar/Anuradha Paudwal) Khambhe jaisi khadi hai again in two versions (Udit Narayan). Dil was again on number one of top ten films of 1990. Their two other films, Baaghi was on number six and Swarg on number nine. Baaghi starring Salman Khan and Nagma had nine songs. Anand Milind’s scintillating compositions were Kaisa lagta hai (Amit Kumar/Anuradha Paudwal), Ek chanchal shokh haseena (Abhijeet/Chorus), Tap tap tappori (Amit Kumar/Anand/(Chitra Gupta), Mang teri saja du main (Amit Kumar) and more. Swarg starred Rajesh Khanna, Govinda and Madhuri. The duo and Sameer gave hits like, Kaise kate din (Mohammad Aziz/Anuradha Paudwal/Chorus), Tum sajna ke ghar (Mohammad Aziz/Amit Kumar/Anupma Deshpande) and more. The Golden era of music was till the early seventies. Thereafter, the film industry was totally transformed. Sex and violence took the front seat and melody was pushed back. The films of the late-seventies and mid-eighties demanded provocative and intoxicating item numbers. At that juncture, Gulshan Kumar started toying with idea of remixing vintage music. Here, we must mention another name that became a human catalyst in the industry. The man was Amarjeet Singh Kohli, a highly placed government official who took voluntary retirement to pursue film music. He was in true sense the first impresario of Delhi. He organised more than 500 live shows in the memories of veteran singers K L Saigal, Mohammad Rafi, Mukesh, to mention a few. Many aspiring young talent were noticed through these shows. Gulshan Kumar used to be the Chief Guest. He heard Babla Mehta, Vipin Sachdeva, Sonu Nigam, Vadana Vajpayee and Priyamvada. Gulshan Kumar picked some of them to sing his remix version songs. Later, some of them became playback singers. Gulshan Kumar also introduced new voices Anuradha Paudwal, Kumar Sanu and composers Anand Milind and Nadeem Sharvan. All of them dominated the music scenario for more than two decades. Anand Milind were of course on cloud nine with their musical hits Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak and Dil. The 1990s truly belonged to Anand Milind and Sameer. After Dil, they repeated the same performance with Inder Kumar’s Beta. Its numbers were Dhak dhak karne laga, Koyal si teri boli, Saiyan ji chupake, Sajna mein teri (Udit Narayan/Anuradha Paudwal) and Khusiyon ka din aaya (Anuradha Paudwal). Madhuri Dixit got the tag of Dhak Dhak Girl after this film. Anand Milind did several hits with director David Dhawan. In 1993 they gave music in Bol Radha Bol starring Rishi Kapoor, Juhi Chawla. The film had hits like Hawa sard hai (Abhijeet/Kavita Krishnamurthi) Main hun gaon ki gori, Tu tu tu tu tara (Kumar Sanu/Poornima) and its title track Bol radha bol (Suresh Wadkar/Sadhna Sargam). Raja Babu (1994) too had hits – Aaja yaad sataye (Kavita Krishnamurthi/Udit Narayan), Ui amma ui amma (Poornima), Sarkaee lo khatiya (Kumar Sanu/Poornima) and Mera dil na todo (Abhijeet/Poornima). Coolie no. 1 (1995) starring Govinda, Karishma Kapoor too had popular hits such as Aa jana aa jana (Kumar Sanu/Alka Yagnik) Jeth ki duphariya mein (Kumar Sanu/Poornima) and title track Coolie no. 1 (Kumar Sanu). Hero no. 1 (1997) had popular number like, Main tujhko bhaga laya hoon (Kumar Sanu/Alka Yagnik), Sona kitna sona hai (Udit Narayan/Poornima), Tum ham pe marte ho (Vinod Rathore/Sadhna Sargam) and its cult song UP wala thumka lagaun (Sonu Nigam). Dulhe Raja (1998) starring Govinda, Raveena Tandon, Kadar Khan and Prem Chopra was memorable with the song of the year such as Ankhiyon se goli mare (Vinod Rathore/Jaspinder Narula) and other popular number such as its title track Dulhan to jayagi dulhe raja ke saath (Vinod Rathore/Anuradha Paudwal) and Qawwali song Kahan raja bhoj kahan gangu teli (Sonu Nigam/Vinod Rathore) another popular number was Kya lagti hai, hai rabba (Vinod Rathore). Besides David Dhawan and Govinda, their film Jigar (1992) also needs special mention. The film had star cast of Ajay Devgn and Karishma Kapoor and was directed by Farooq Siddiqui. Its popular number were Pyaar ke kagaj pe (Abhijeet/Sadhna Sargam), Ek pal ek dil (Pankaj Udas/Sadhna Sargam), Mere dil ko qaraar (Udit Narayan/Sadhna Sargam), Log barso juda ho ke (Kavita Krishnamurthi), Aaye hum barati (Kumar Sanu/Kavita Krishnamurthi). Anand Milind also had a chance to work with legendary Hrishikesh Mukherjee in his last film and veteran lyricist Anand Bakshi. Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kate (1998) was memorable as was its title track by Shymak Davar and popular number Badi mushkil hai (Vinod Rathore/Udit Narayan/Alka Yagnik/Abhijeet). In the new millennium they started getting competition from young music composers. They had 214 films to their credit. Anand Milind confessed that fifty films were close to their heart and they enjoyed working with lyricist Sameer (915 songs). They are still active and giving music.last_img read more

Spain hails ‘exemplary and coordinated’ cooperation with Morocco against jihadist terrorism

Madrid- Spain praised the “exemplary and coordinated” cooperation between Moroccan and Spanish security services in fighting the jihadist terrorism threat.“Morocco police of Spanish national police have been doing an exemplary, coordinated and reinforced job over the last years against the jihadist terrorism threat”, Spanish interior ministry said in a release published after the distinction-awarding ceremony to a group of senior Moroccan security officials.“This year, 5 joint operations have led to the arrest of 40 persons and the dismantling of terrorist rings involved in financing, recruiting, radicalizing and sending fighters to conflict areas in Syria and Iraq”, the Spanish ministry recalled. Joint actions by Morocco and Spain have also led, during the last four years, to “dismantling various logistical and jihadist terrorists recruitment structures” in the Moroccan cities of Fnideq, Tetouan and Fes and the towns of Sebta and Melillia,” says the source.“These operations were highly important for the two countries’ security and raised cooperation between (Morocco’s) general directorate of territory surveillance (DGST) and (Spain’s) information general commissioner of the national police to a rank of excellence in relations between Morocco and Spain”, goes on the release, pointing out that “the two security services are working in an excellent atmosphere of mutual trust, recognition and respect” in the “very sensitive and complex” field of fighting terrorism.On Wednesday, Spanish Security state secretary Francisco Martinez Vasquez handed the “Honorary Cross of Police Merit with Red Distinction”, one of the top honorary medals granted to foreigners, to Director General for Territory Surveillance (DGST) Abdellatif Hammouchi.Two other central directors from the same body were granted by the Security state secretary the “Honorary Cross of Police Merit with White Distinction”.The distinctions, announced on Oct. 8 on the Spanish Police Day, came in recognition of the excellent relations between the two countries’ security services, based on trust and mutual support. read more

ITS Service Maintenance Schedule Aug 1229

Please be advised that during the next few weeks Information Technology Services staff will be performing maintenance on a number of critical IT services that will require downtimes affecting most of the Brock University community.Information Technology Services has taken all steps to minimize the inconvenience of this maintenance. Please refer to the following for the maintenance schedule and service downtimes and schedule your work accordingly:1) ITS staff will be performing maintenance on the central printing system Wednesday, Aug. 13, and Thursday, Aug. 14 from 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. During these times printing services will be unavailable.2) ITS staff will be performing system maintenance on Wednesday, Aug. 13 at noon that will affect access to any departmental file shares you have access to. In order to avoid loss of data we ask that all users close any open files (Word, Excel, etc.) located on the shared drives before noon and leave them closed until 1 p.m. the same day.3) ITS will be performing system maintenance Wednesday, Aug. 20 at 5 p.m. and lasting until 8 a.m. on Aug. 21. As a result of this maintenance access to centrally stored documents (My Documents folder) will not be available. In order to avoid loss of data we ask that all users close any open files (Word, Excel, etc.) before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 20.4) On Friday, Aug. 29 the “BrockGuest” wireless SSID that was created for the summer conference season will be disabled.5) Between now and Aug. 29 ITS staff will be performing network maintenance daily between 6 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. that will affect wired, wireless and Internet access.If you have any questions or concerns regarding the above please contact the Help Desk at x4357. read more

China urges UN Assembly to break new ground when setting future development

One of the top priorities for China and the 192 other Member States will be to define a new roadmap that will guide development work staring in January 2016, after the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). “The international community should, building on past progress and breaking new ground, adopt more effective plans and take more robust actions to advance the common development of mankind,” Mr. Wang said.He noted also that the agenda should aim to enhance global partnerships on development and improve implementation tools and mechanisms. One of the priority areas of the current MDGs is environment, which Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted with his Climate Summit earlier in the week at which China was represented by Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli. In his address today, Mr. Wang voiced optimism that the political momentum generated by the Summit will translate into “effective actions to step up international cooperation” on climate change leading to talks next year on a successor to the Kyoto Protocol.Among other issues raised in his remarks, Mr. Wang called for renewed efforts to resolve the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula in an “objective and impartial way.” “The Six Party Talks remain the only viable and effective way to resolve the nuclear issue,” the Foreign Minister said in reference to talks involving also the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), the Republic of Korea, Japan, Russia and the United States.“The pressing task now is to restart the talks as soon as possible,” Mr. Wang said. He is one of 196 world representatives addressing the UN body this week under the theme of “Delivering on and Implementing a Transformative Post-2015 Development Agenda” as well as urgent crises ranging from the ongoing conflicts in Syria, Iraq, Ukraine and South Sudan. read more

SMMT International Automotive Summit – Leading finance experts deliver insight critical to

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has released further details for the session Finance for Growth at its fourth SMMT International Automotive Summit, to be held at Clifford Chance, Canary Wharf, on the 12 June, and forms part of the day-long Growth in the Supply Chain stream, supported by KPMG LLP.A recent report by the independent think-tank, The Smith Institute, supported by SMMT, highlighted the wealth of opportunities for UK-based supply chain companies operating in a market worth £7.4 billion annually. The report also stressed that the main challenge for small and medium-sized companies remains access to affordable finance.John Leech, Partner, KPMG LLP, will chair the session Finance for Growth focusing on three key insights – cash flow forecasting, structuring finance options and removing the risks around tax and pensions – in his presentation Preparing to access Finance.UK automotive invests over £1.3 billion annually in R&D and is a global leader in low and ultra-low carbon technologies, creating enormous opportunities within the supply chain. Major projects, such as tooling for a new vehicle, tend to fall to firms with large internal resources, meaning smaller companies can often miss out. Richard Hill, Head of Automotive Sector, RBS Corporate Banking, will explore the opportunities for smaller businesses within the supply chain that are hungry to succeed, but rely on banks for support on major new investments.Finally, Mark Bryant, Business Director, Business Growth Fund will introduce a new source of growth capital for fast growing UK SMEs and examine the range of equity finance available to enable companies to compete both nationally and internationally.To discuss advertising, exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, please contact 0808 178 8818 or event will be held alongside the Canary Wharf Motorexpo, which runs from 11-17 June. To find out more about this year’s Summit, click here.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Liberty tops Savannah St 8256 for best start since 2008

LYNCHBURG, Va. — Darius McGhee made three 3-pointers and scored 15 points and Scottie James scored 14 with seven rebounds to propel Liberty to an 82-56 victory over Savannah State on Saturday.Elijah Cuffee sank three 3s and scored 13 for the Flames (5-1), who are off to their best start since head coach Ritchie McKay’s first stint with Liberty in 2008. McKay picked up his 100th win with the Flames. He is the second coach to accomplish the feat at Liberty, which was picked by coaches to finish third in its first season in the Atlantic Sun Conference.Liberty held the Tigers (3-5) to 32-per cent shooting in the first half and led 33-25 at intermission. Savannah State was held to 22-per cent shooting (8 of 37) from 3-point range by the Flames, who came into the game allowing 57.3 points per game — 14th best in the country.Freshman John Grant Jr. was the lone Tiger in double figures with a career-high 17 points. He added 10 rebounds for his second double-double.The Associated Press read more

Care home staff taunted dementia patient by claiming to have eaten her

Home Manager Mrs Collins and supervisor Miss Lovell, who are sisters, are accused of having “turned a blind eye” to such behaviour, as well as mistreating vulnerable residents themselves. Former nursing home staff taunted a dementia patient by claiming to have eaten her imaginary budgie, a court has heard.Residents were allegedly neglected and denied access to the toilet, slapped and verbally abused at Winterbrook Nursing Home in Oxfordshire between 2015 and 2017.Oxford Crown Court today heard that the woman with dementia was taunted by care worker Mary Craddock, who she said had eaten her imaginary pet budgie.Mary Craddock, 59, Joan Lovell, 63, and Elizabeth Collins, 62, are charged with alleged ill treatment but deny all 18 counts.Prosecutor Kim Preston said that the elderly residents were “humiliated”, “distressed” and the former employees were “a law unto themselves”.She also remarked how there was a rule that they were not allowed to use the toilet for up to 90 minutes during mealtimes, sometimes causing residents to soil themselves.Marjorie Willsman,80, who suffers from Parkinson’s and arthritis,claimed that on one occasion Mrs Craddock told her she was “bloody inconsiderate” for asking to go to the toilet and refused to take her.Mrs Willsman said this happened “reasonably often” and sometimes caused her to have “accidents”, which left her feeling humiliated. Miss Preston  added that the former employees also bullied new staff, who were told off if they did not follow the established rules.She said: “When you are working with people, and vulnerable people in particular, you have an obligation to be respectful and treat them with dignity and kindness. Those residents were not treated as they should have been, and there is no excuse for that.”The prosecution alleges the women committed offences against six victims between April 2015 and July 2017.The trial continues. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Rio Tinto first quarter 2007 operations review

first_imgRio Tinto’s production results were mixed, but led by a massive increase in iron ore output. Energy minerals showed mixed fortunes, while refined copper was up very significantly. Alumina production efficiency was greatly improved. Diavik diamond mine showed a massive gain.Rio’s share of iron ore production increased by 12% compared with the first quarter of 2006, reflecting continued production growth from the Group’s $5 billion iron expansion programme in Western Australia. There was some impact on production in the first quarter from a succession of cyclones in the Pilbara region.Mined copper production decreased by 3% compared with the first quarter of 2006, mainly due to lower grades and recoveries at Kennecott Utah Copper.Refined copper production increased by 19% compared with the first quarter of 2006 mostly due to higher production at the Escondida leach plant. The Kennecott Utah Copper smelter operated at targeted levels during the quarter following the scheduled maintenance shutdown in the fourth quarter of 2006.The Yarwun alumina refinery increased production by 15% compared with the first quarter of 2006 although Rio Tinto’s total share of alumina production decreased by 15% quarter on quarter following the sale of its interest in Eurallumina in the fourth quarter of 2006. Aluminium metal production rose by 2% compared with the first quarter of 2006.Hard coking coal production increased by 28% compared with the first quarter of 2006, in line with an improvement in market conditions. But Australian thermal coal production declined by 8% compared with the first quarter of 2006 as a result of shipping congestion at the ports.Uranium production increased by 3% at Rössing compared with the same quarter of 2006 but overall the Group’s share of production decreased by 16% following high rainfall which impeded operations at the Ranger mine and plant.Diamond production at Diavik increased by 45% compared with the first quarter of 2006 from access to higher grade ore, whilst Group production was 20% lower attributable to low feed grade at Argyle.last_img read more

Son follows in dads footsteps into crime scene investigation

first_imgFor 21-year-old Jake Cushman, the drive to be a crime scene investigator starts with his dad.The recent Portland Community College graduate said that growing up in Vancouver, he was proud of his father, Adam Cushman, who worked as a criminalist for the Portland Police Bureau. The two were close, enjoying the same “nerdy” interest such as “Star Wars” and superheroes. Together, they loved watching the show “Smallville,” a show that depicts a young Clark Kent as he comes to terms with his superpowers.But one Sunday night in February 2010, Adam Cushman was killed in a crash on his way home from work.A dump truck driver was driving in the 7300 block of Northeast 182nd Avenue when his engine stalled. His truck was partially in the northbound lanes, and the driver turned off the truck’s lights to restart it. The truck was rolling backward when it was struck by Cushman’s Honda Accord.Adam Cushman was pronounced dead at the scene.“He was supposed to be bringing us pizza, and he didn’t make it home,” Jake Cushman said. “It’s always been tough to deal with it. Nobody has to be at fault; it was just a fluke.”Jake Cushman, who was 13 at the time, said the loss shut him down. But one of the things that helped him through that time and the next few years was his father’s co-workers. They brought him and his little brother Christmas presents and came out to help with the yardwork.And because they knew that Jake Cushman wanted to be a criminalist, like his father, they started taking him to the shooting range, something he said his dad would have eventually done with him.last_img read more

MSD students raise 66K for pediatric hospitals during Dance Marathon

first_imgPARKLAND, FLA. (WSVN) – Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas were able to raised tens of thousands of dollars, all for a good cause Saturday afternoon.Students raised over $66,000 for pediatric hospitals across North America during their Dance Marathon event.This event, one of the over 300 dance marathons nationwide, benefits the 170 pediatric hospitals across the U.S. and Canada.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

SNL spoofs Jordan Peeles movie Us with Discover Card parody ad

first_imgThose who haven’t seen Jordan Peele’s movie Us yet might want to steer away from a certain sketch that aired Saturday on NBC’s Saturday Night Live. There may be some spoilers in the spoof. Tags 2019 movies to geek out over The skit ends by flashing a Discover Card logo that blends with the movie’s symbol and the words “Discover: From the mind of Jordan Peele.”Us scared up a box office win in its debut weekend at the box office last week, but looks to be coming in second this week to Tum Burton’s remake of Dumbo. 77 Photos 77 Photos 0 In the skit, a parody of a Discover Card ad, cast member Ego Nwodim calls up the credit card company for some help with unauthorized characters. And let’s just say the person who answers the phone is unusually similar to Nwodim. Rabbits and scissors are also involved. And Kenan Thompson has a go at talking to his Discover card doppelganger.center_img Share your voice null Avengers: Endgame proves we should bring back the intermission Avengers: Endgame looks like a three-hour bladder-buster, so make a plan Captain Marvel zooms past $900 million, but Us scares up box office crown 2019 movies to geek out over More on movies TV and Movieslast_img read more

Exide overbridge project groundwork begins

first_imgKolkata: The second modern foot overbridge in the city, based on public private partnership (PPP) model, with all modern facilities is coming up at Exide Crossing in South Kolkata. The groundwork for construction of the overbridge has already started and the civic body has chopped off five trees on the footpath to facilitate its construction.The bridge will be in close proximity to the gates of Rabindra Sadan metro station located on either sides of the road. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata”It will be more or less similar in look to the one that have come up at Alipore. There will be facilities of escalators and stair cases on either sides,” said a senior official of the Town Planning department of KMC which will be overseeing the construction. Exide Industries will bear the entire expense of construction which will be in the tune of Rs 4 crore. The foot overbridge will be nicely illuminated and will be under CCTV surveillance. Exide will have the rights for putting up advertisements in the foot overbridge. “We will be signing an agreement for a period of 20 to 30 years in which the company will be paying a fee to the KMC for advertisement rights,” the official added. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThe KMC has cut down trees after taking necessary permission for the state Forest department and have already earmarked places where they will be planting the same number of trees. In February 2018, when Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had inaugurated a modern foot overbridge in front of Alipore Zoological Gardens through remote control at a government programme at Tarakeswar in Hooghly district. It was the first foot overbridge under PPP model. The one at Exide will be the second such bridge in the city. KMC has already sought permission from the Defence Ministry for construction of another foot overbridge on Turf View Road. “The main objective behind these foot overbridges is to enable the pedestrians to cross smoothly from one side of the Alipore Road to another and also to have smooth and uninterrupted movement of vehicles,” said DG (Town Planning), KMC Biswajit Majumder. The spots have been selected as these places have witnessed a number of road accidents.last_img read more

4 Tools for Turning an iPad into a Retail Workhorse

first_img This story appears in the July 2012 issue of . Subscribe » The iPad is quickly replacing the cash register in many small businesses–and why not? When paired with a card reader, the affordable tablet provides storefronts with real-time tweeting and tagging capabilities and a seamless way to connect multiple registers and locations through the cloud. Outfitted with the technology below, entrepreneurs can finally say goodbye to those ancient, bulky and pricey POS systems.Uzibull Flex for iPadPhoto courtesy of Uzibull1. All strapped inUzibull Flex for iPad ($60) Best suited for heavy-duty restaurant or warehouse use, the Uzibull Flex has a thick, silicon skin that protects iPads from bumps and drops, plus shoulder and hand straps for easy carrying. Thick air pockets absorb heavy impact but also recess the dock connector and headphone jack deep into the case, so card readers won’t fit while the protective cover is on.Intuit GoPaymentPhoto courtesy of Intuit2. Swipe and saveIntuit GoPayment(Prices vary per plan)This dongle (and app) can be used on iOS or Android smartphones and tablets; it also syncs with QuickBooks accounting software. Funds are generally available within three days, with no transaction fees, and up to 50 employees can link to a single account, making it ideal for small businesses.Griffin KioskPhoto courtesy of Griffin3. Stand and deliverGriffin Kiosk ($199 to $299)Perfect for reception areas, this mount secures and protects the iPad for customer use. It comes in a desk/wall version, which elevates the tablet 12 inches off a counter, and a 4-foot-tall floor model. Steel tubing conceals a 3-meter, 30-pin-to-USB cable that powers and connects the iOS device.iPad Enclosures Gravity FlipPhoto courtesy of iPad Enclosures4. Hinge benefitsiPad Enclosures Gravity Flip($279, as pictured)The iPad’s small size makes it an easy target for theft. Gravity Flip locks in and raises the tablet 10.25 inches off the tabletop, keeping the device secure while easing eye strain. Made to order in many configurations, the Flip earns its name from a hinge that flips the tablet from cashier to customer so shoppers can sign for their credit card payments.Which mobile payment app is right for you?Best for the cash-starved: Square typically makes funds available the next business day.Best for accounting geeks: Payments on the Intuit system integrate seamlessly with QuickBooks. There is no monthly fee for the pay-per-transaction plan; high-volume users may opt for the $12.95 per month plan to get lower swipe and keyed rates.Best for social media mavens: SalesVu integrates with Facebook, which allows businesses to promote their deals online as well as process sales remotely.  Enroll Now for Free This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now August 7, 2012 3 min readlast_img read more

10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week Oct 18

first_imgOctober 18, 2013 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 3 min read Top 10 tech trends of 2014, the case against coding, Reid Hoffman shows us his pitch deck, what Silicon Valley thinks of, naysayers pounce on the lean startup model, Belgian company snaps up small brewer, funny quotes from TV bosses… This week’s notable news and tantalizing tidbits for entrepreneurs:1. Top 10 tech trends of 2014: IT researcher Gartner just wrapped its yearly symposium and ITxpo. One critical takeaway is their Top Ten Strategic Technology trends for 2014. (Forbes)2. Why you shouldn’t learn to code: The code craze is in full swing as sites like and CodeAcademy try and get everyone to learn the language. One programmer thinks it’s mostly folly. Here’s why. (Fast Company)3. Turn your weaknesses into profit: Reid Hoffman, founder of LinkedIn, released the pitch deck that helped him turn somewhat unflattering data into $10 million in venture capital with the right spin. (Wired)Related: Billionaire Reid Hoffman Reveals LinkedIn’s 2004 Pitch Deck Along With Invaluable Startup Advice 4. Belgian people like craft beer too: Duvel Moortgat Brewery of Belgium moved to purchase the Boulevard Brewing Company. Based in Kansas City, Mo., Boulevard is the 12th-largest craft brewer in the U.S. (New York Times)5. Silicon Valley pans With $500 million in development funding CNN wanted to know what Silicon Valley thinks of the buggy roll out of Matt Mullenweg, founder of WordPress, shares his thoughts and criticism. (CNN)6. Menstrual Man: Given a choice between fresh sanitary napkins and fresh milk, impoverished Indians often chose the latter. A new movie documents how one entrepreneur found another way to meet the needs of India’s rural women. (NPR’s All Tech Considered)Related: Tips for Investing in Emerging Markets (Infographic)7. What’s wrong with lean startups? Since Eric Reis coined the term, the lean startup model has been widely adopted by startups near and far. But some critics think it’s just plain wrong. Here are seven legitimate reasons why staying ‘lean’ is bad for business. (Venture Beat)8. Etsy welcomes big sellers: Etsy moved to take the homespun element out of its crafty marketplace this week by doing away with the rule that prohibited sellers from using outside manufacturers. This is being seen as a sign of maturation for the eight-year-old company as it opens its doors to bigger businesses. (Businessweek)9. mints money: The crowdsourced design site Minted, has secured $41 million in Series C financing. This small business’ rapid expansion and incredible success is fascinating, if not dizzying. (All Things D)10. Funny quotes from TV bosses: Wednesday was National Boss’s Day. In honor of the occasion, here are nine funny and insightful quotes from TV Bosses like Ron Swanson and Don Draper. (Mashable) This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

Gay Asian experience Why it is now the hottest gay travel trend

first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- Tanjong is one of the three beaches located on the southern coast of Sentosa Island. It is located at the furthest point from the beach Station, so you will notice it is much more secluded and peaceful from the others. It gets pretty busy with gay travelers on Sundays!Ganesha or Petitenget beach in Indonesia

There is not an exclusively gay beach in Bali, however, this particular one has picked the interest of the gay locals and travelers. Located in the northern part of Batu Belig Beach, you can even rent your own sunbed.Gay scene of Asia: The top gay nightlife destinationsThe gay scene of Asia is diverse and much different from the Western one. Ladyboys seem to be in the spotlight and escort men are common. That means that you have to be extra careful during your night excursions, and you should make sure that the men that you meet are not interested only in your pocket.The majority of the popular Asian towns and islands feature a small gay scene, but only a few of them host a gay scene worthy of mention. Below, you will find four destinations in Asia distinguished for their extensive gay night scene!Bangkok, the gay metropolis of AsiaThe majority of the gay venues of Bangkok are located in the districts of Silom Soi 2, Silom Soi 4 and Silom Twilight. If you like clubbing and partying, then Silom Soi 2 is the best choice for you, as it features a wide range of excellent clubs and bars.Silom Soi 4 is the most peaceful among the three streets. Here, you can find several gay bars, pubs, restaurants and cafes where you can have fun while chatting. Silom Twilight offers a more unique and naughty type of entertainment. There are several go-go dance clubs along the street where you can see hot erotic showsShanghai, the small and ever-changing gay sceneShanghai is the world’s largest city so its gay scene is pretty small considering that fact. Its gay scene is always changing, so, apart from the bars which are pretty much the same, the experience changes drastically throughout the year. The majority of the gay bars and clubs are located in Changning district but ANGEL Club, the most popular gay club in the city is located in Putuo.Singapore, the most upcoming gay destination of 2018Singapore is one of few cities around the world whose gay scene developed so rapidly the last years. The gay scene is concentrated on Neil Road and nearby China Town. It also has a pretty exciting but discreet sauna scene, where you can meet mainly locals and a few travelers. If you are looking for relaxation, do not miss paying a visit to the amazing massage spas for men!Seminyak, a small and vibrant gay sceneThe small but vibrant gay scene of Seminyak in Bali can be compared to the gay life of many European cities. The most popular gay bars and clubs of Seminyak are located on Jalan Camplung Tanduk, while they are distinguished by their amazing gay shows with drag queens and go-go dancers. The gay sauna scene of Seminyak is pretty developed but we recommend you to be cautious, due to the recent events in Jakarta.Travel By Interest is a client of Gay Star NewsGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Disappointment for LGBT rights in Taiwan after gay tourism is boomingThese gay-friendly countries will upgrade your upcoming romantic holidaysPride Month: How is LGBTQ tourism doing these days?Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  : Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Asia had always been and will continue to be the queen of exotic holidays. Apart from the Caribbean, you will not find many other destinations for exotic vacations rather than in Asia. Whether you are searching for alternative gay holidays in tropical forests and hotel rooms located on isolated beaches, or cosmopolitan cities and towns featuring a vivid and unique gay culture.center_img eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Have you ever been to Asia? | Photos: Shutterstock courtesy of Travel By Interest Of course, we are not going to deny that as a Muslim continent, many of the countries in Asia have not accepted the gay culture yet while many of them, the majority of them located in the Middle East, punish it. That does not mean that there are not countries who accept homosexuality as a part of their culture. The most open to the gay community are Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Indonesia, Nepal, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.Asia is also proud to be the continent that hosts the country where the first and the only LGBT political party was born, and it was in the Philippines in 2003. Vietnam is among the very few countries in the world where homosexuality had always been legal, while Bangkok has fully embraced the third gender.Gay beaches in Asia: pretty hidden but they do exist!First, come to the beaches and then everything else when we are talking about in Asia. But… did you know that there are actually gay beaches in Asia? Indeed… There might be very few of them, and they might not get as crowded as the gay beaches of Mykonos and Barcelona, but they are still there, waiting for you to explore them.Of course, Asia is packed with gay-friendly beaches for all kinds of travelers. Either we are talking about secluded beaches with very few visitors or organized ones with many bars and restaurants nearby. But let’s talk a little more about three gay beaches in Asia!
Pattaya gay beach in Thailand

Jomtien beach is located on the southern part of Pattaya. A part of that beach, called Dongtan gay beach,  has become the most popular hotspot for gay travelers in the country. It gets pretty crowded after 6pm and during weekends.

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Best Buy Has a 350 Discount on the EntryLevel MacBook Air –

first_imgBest Buy has a very, very nice discount on the entry level MacBook Air that brings the price down to just $649 from $999.Grab a MacBook Air with a $350 Discount if You Sign up to Best Buy’s Student Deals – Or Get a $300 Discount if You Buy UpfrontThough many people will dismiss the MacBook Air as an ancient piece of hardware, but make no mistake, it’s packed with all the necessary stuff that drives the ultimate macOS experience. And if you’ve been looking to throw $999 to grab an entry-level model, then today’s your lucky day. For a limited time only, Best Buy is offering a discount of $350 on the entry-level MacBook Air, bringing the price down to just $649 from $999. This happens if you sign up for Student Deals with the retailer. If you are not into that sort of thing at all, then you’ll be glad to learn that you still get a discount, but $300 only.Apart from the discount on the entry-level model, Best Buy has offers on other configurations of the MacBook Air as well which you can check out here and here. But it’s the entry-level model which will definitely has everyone excited for obvious reasons. That $649 price tag puts it in the territory of most PCs!On the hardware front, you get a 13.3-inch display with a resolution of 1440×900. There’s a 1.8GHz Core i5 dual-core CPU inside along with 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD. There’s Intel HD Graphics 6000 as well along with the usual 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, a USB 3 port, SDXC card reader and Thunderbolt 2 as well.Buy Entry-Level MacBook Air [Best Buy link] Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more

MR Solutions Showcases Multimodality MRI Solutions on Two Continents

first_img News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 26, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Awarded $30 Million by U.S. Department of Energy NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC has been awarded $15 million in a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of… read more October 11, 2017 — MR Solutions took their cryogen-free preclinical multimodality magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) solutions on tour in September 2017. The company had exhibits at the 23rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Chapter of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (Sept. 11-13), and the British Nuclear Medicine Society’s autumn meeting (Sept. 15), both held in Liverpool. The company also exhibited at the World Molecular Imaging Congress 2017, Sept. 13-16 in Philadelphia.MR Solutions, which is based in Guildford, U.K., is an independent developer and manufacturer of preclinical multimodality MRI technology and remains the only company to deliver a commercial cryogen-free 3T to 9.4T range of preclinical benchtop MRI scanners. In recognition of the company’s innovation and business acumen the company received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise twice – for innovation in 2016 and for international trade in 2017.Multimodality imaging can provide researchers with one or more imaging techniques in parallel or in series for superior, quicker imaging results. To provide the single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) images, MR Solutions has devised a system where the four gamma camera heads and focusing collimator can be easily clipped on to the front of the bore of the MRI scanner to provide state-of-the-art 3-D SPECT images. The SPECT images can be registered with the MRI images, providing anatomical-functional combined capability. The SPECT gamma camera can also be used independently.The positron emission tomography (PET) capability is provided by solid-state detectors which are incorporated in the bore of the MRI scanner. The scanner combines the structural and functional characterization of tissue provided by MRI with the extreme sensitivity of PET imaging for metabolism and tracking of uniquely labelled cell types or cell receptors. This is particularly useful in oncology, cardiology and neurology research.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019 International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG’s TheraSphere have… read more Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | August 02, 2019 ASRT Supports Radiopharmaceutical Reimbursement Bill The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) announced its support for House Resolution (HR) 3772, a measure… read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more Feature | Contrast Media | July 18, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How To Manage Risk in the MR Suite Macrocyclic contrast agents have the best safety profile of all the magnetic resonance (MR) contrast media that are n read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. Related Content News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 01, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Medical Device Safety in MRI Environment The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new draft guidance titled Testing and Labeling Medical Devices for… read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more Two brain metastases from primary lung cancer are contrast enhanced in the brain of a 61-year-old male. Speakers at AHRA 2019 will state that ProHance and other macrocyclic MR agents present a very low risk to patients. Images courtesy of Bracco News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | October 11, 2017 MR Solutions Showcases Multimodality MRI Solutions on Two Continents Cryogen-free preclinical technology combines MRI with PET and SPECT for enhanced imaging News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more last_img read more

Australias RV industry warns of crisis

first_imgThe Caravan, RV and Accommodation Industry of Australia has revealed that RV registrations increased by 14.7 percent between 2008 and 2011, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. More caravans on roads, more van parks closing. “Where the bloody hell are all the caravanners going to go?” Southern Cross University academic Rod Caldicott said. There are currently 474,000 caravans registered in Australia; which including regular caravans, pop-tops, camper trailers and self-contained motorhomes. Caravan, RV and Accommodation Industry of Australia chief executive Stuart Lamont said that growth within the market was continuing, with Australians searching for “better value” holidays. “Both grey nomads and younger, adventure-seeking families are looking to use the services of caravan parks but there is less choice for them… without some serious management of that situation, we will have a crisis.”center_img Short and long-term site capacity of parks has decreased by more than 10 percent between 2000 and 2009, while caravan registrations increased by 257 percent between 1995 and 2005. Australians are seeking value holidays, evidenced by a resurgence in the number of caravans registered on Australian roads, according to a peak industry body. However, some sources warn that as more RV’s take to Australian roads, older-style caravan parks are simultaneously closing down at a startling rate, selling land to property developers in order to build apartments and hotels in these prime locations. Source = ETB News: P.T.last_img read more

After losing five straight games the Arizona Card

first_imgAfter losing five straight games, the Arizona Cardinals had a much needed bye week. Now back in action, the Cardinals are looking to end that skid against the Atlanta Falcons on the road.The Cardinals’ last trip to Atlanta was a 41-7 blowout in 2010 and the team has not won in the Georgia dome since 1993.The Falcons are coming off a disappointing loss to a New Orleans Saints, but their 8-1 record is still best in the NFL. Tuesday, November 13‘Not worried’ about issues after loss (, there are a few positives for the Falcons after their first defeat of the season.For starters, they finally are freed from having to talk about being undefeated, the possibility of finishing undefeated and the increasing public scrutiny that goes along with all of that.Report card: Falcons’ grades for loss to Saints ( are the Falcons’ grades for the 31-27 loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.Falcons tend to bounce back under Smith ( Friday, November 16 Julio Jones, Sean Weatherspoon game-time decisions for Falcons (National Football Post) “These guys are so close and moving in the right direction that we’ll make a determination as late as we possibly can,” Mike Smith said. “We can do it as late as we possibly can. They are working to get back. We are hoping that they’ll continue to progress tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday morning.” Falcons aim to bounce back against slumping Cards (Chicago Tribune)Rather than a fattened and contented calf, the Arizona Cardinals may encounter slightly more resistance when they visit the Atlanta Falcons a week after the hosts suffered their initial loss of 2012. Gonzalez Expects Best Safeties Of The Year (’s impressive secondary goes beyond their cornerbacks. Tony Gonzalez thinks their safety duo of Adrian Wilson and Kerry Rhodes is the best the Falcons faced all season Michael Turner plans to keep on grinding away (“Everybody’s going to nitpick,” Turner said on Thursday. “We’re a different team this year, obviously, with philosophies and things like that, but I mean we’re 8-1. That’s the bottom line. To get Ws. We’re not worried about it.” Led by quarterback Matt Ryan, their offense ranks sixth in the NFL with 385.2 yards per game. Thursday, November 15Odds of Falcons making Super Bowl ( Atlanta Falcons have the best record in the NFC and are tied with the Houston Texans for the best record in the NFL. Will both teams continue as the best in their conferences – and advance to the Super Bowl? Here’s what the oddsmakers think.Ghosts of past short-yardage failures still haunt ( times the Falcons went for it on third-and-short, three times they failed, and the repercussions rang in their ears throughout last offseason.Those were the lasting images from their blowout playoffs defeat at the Giants in January. There were echoes when the Falcons flopped on short-yardage runs during their 28-27 loss at New Orleans on Sunday. Defensive end Ray Edwards released ( Skelton will have one less pass rusher to deal with Sunday, after defensive end Ray Edwards was released by Atlanta. Edwards signed a five-year deal with the Falcons back in 2011. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons must decide what first loss will mean ( Atlanta Falcons are tasting defeat for the first time this season, but are not sure how to respond to it yet. Saints defender: Several Falcons players acted ‘classless’ before Sunday’s game (Yahoo)According to Saints linebacker Jonathon Vilma, the Falcons like to talk a little smack to former before games. Cardinals defensive back James Sanders played for Atlanta last season and might be hearing some talk this week. Roddy White: Atlanta Falcons ‘gave’ Saints a win ( wide receiver Roddy White feels his team had the “pedigree” to go undefeated this season and remains confident in his squad’s ability. Wednesday, November 14 Tomlinson, Faulk weigh-in on Michael Turner, run game (“He’s going to finish the season with fewer carries than he has ever had,” Tomlinson said. “Obviously, that means that they don’t run the ball as much as they used to.”Coaches film: Six key plays in the 31-27 loss to the Saints ( breakdown of the key plays from the Falcons-Saints game after reviewing the Coaches’ Film:Koetter on struggling run game: ‘Mike Turner…had no chance’ (, unsolicited, he noted that on a majority of Michael Turner’s 13 runs that he “had no chance” because “we had free runners at the point of attack.” Turner finished with 15 yards and was stuffed on key third-and-goal from the Saints’ 1-yard line.Sidbury headlines young ends ready to play ( Sidbury, a 2009 draft pick, hasn’t seen quite the opportunities he had last season when he finished second on the team in sacks with four. Last season, Sidbury didn’t begin to see double-digit snaps consistently on defense until Week 11. From that week to the end of the season, the fewest snaps he saw in a single game was 13 and his max was 28. Falcons’ flaws aren’t worse than any other NFL team ( Falcons have flaws, but so does every team, and they’re not going away. This is the NFL. Rosters don’t morph significantly during the season. The league has a salary cap. There is little roster flexibility. Unlike baseball, there aren’t pyrotechnics at the trade deadline. Once a season starts, the best a team can hope for is that a backup evolves and contributes more than expected, or a player released by another team can fill a void, or that drop-kicking a high-profile veteran like Edwards gets everybody’s attention.White, Jones expect Cardinals single coverage ( Falcons have an idea how Arizona will defend them and it’s shaping up to be a battle on the outside between Atlanta’s receivers and the Cardinals’ corners.How the Falcons will beat the Arizona Cardinals ( Cardinals own one of the best defenses in the NFL. They’ve done yeoman’s work shutting down passing attacks all year, so much so that it’s masked their very real problems stopping the run. If that sounds like a less than ideal matchup for the Falcons…well, it is. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellingcenter_img The Falcons have shown an ability to bounce back quickly after losses since Smith arrived in 2008. They’ve consistently done this under their current head coach. Smith and his Falcons are 18-3 since ’08 after a loss.Transcript: Mike Smith Monday news conference ( coach Mike Smith spoke to the media Monday during his weekly day-after press conference about what the Falcons will need to do this week to bounce back from their first loss of the season.Short-yardage is Kryponite for the Falcons (SB Nation Atlanta)It’s extremely frustrating to see third-and-short come up every drive, only to see the sticks remain firmly planted it the ground. Honestly, they look better off on third-and-8 throwing downfield than they do trying to pick up a couple yards. This growing trend became apparent throughout Week 10, if it wasn’t previously noticed. Falcons make moves, add Toone ( Atlanta Falcons today announced that they have signed wide receiver Tim Toone and tight end Chase Coffmanto the active roster, placed tight end Tommy Gallarda on injured reserve, and signed tight end Andrew Szczerba to the practice squad.Cardinals vs. Falcons: Mike Smith praises Atlanta’s ‘resolve’ (SB Nation Atlanta)All three of their back-to-back losses came in 2009, meaning that the Falcons have not lost two games in a row in almost three years. On Sunday they’ll face a Cardinals team that is still vying for a playoff spot. Julio Jones misses second day of practice; will be game time decision ( wide receiver Julio Jones, who suffered an ankle injury against the New Orleans Saints, did not practice for the second consecutive day on Thursday. Look for Matthews, Massaquoi to pick up most of Edwards’ playing time (“They are all doing well,” defensive line coach Ray Hamilton said Thursday. “They have been practicing all year, but they haven’t been practicing on our side of the ball a whole lot because they’ve been doing mostly scout-team stuff.” Comments   Share   Top Stories Monday, November 12Todd McClure on struggling run game: ‘More to it than five guys up front’ ( Cardinals aren’t the only one with issues along the offensive line. Atlanta’s run game has struggled of late due to run blocking, but center Todd McClure doesn’t want to hear the criticism. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more