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Bolt secures trial with Borussia Dortmund

first_img0Shares0000Usain Bolt shares the same sponsor — Puma — as Dortmund and the trial with the Bundesliga team has been arranged by the sportswear company © AFP/File / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEVPARIS, France, Jan 8 – Sprint legend Usain Bolt said Sunday that he hopes to still see his dream of becoming a professional footballer come true when he undergoes a trial at German top-flight club Borussia Dortmund.However, the multiple Olympic and world champion admitted that he would prefer to play for Manchester United, his favourite team. “In March we’re going to do a trial with Dortmund and that will determine what I do with that career, which way it goes,” the 31-year-old world record holder told the Sunday Express.“If they say I’m good, and that I need a bit of training, I’ll do it.“It makes me nervous. I don’t get nervous but this is different, this is football now. It’ll take time to adjust but once I play a few times I’ll get used to it.”Bolt shares the same sponsor — Puma — as Dortmund and the trial with the Bundesliga team has been arranged by the sportswear company.“One of my biggest dreams is to sign for Manchester United. If Dortmund say I’m good enough, I’ll crack on and train hard,” said Bolt.“I’ve spoken to (former United manager) Alex Ferguson and I told him he needs to put in a good word. He told me if I get fit and ready, he will see what he can do.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


January 10, 2020 0

Family to celebrate man’s 69th year at the rodeo

first_imgWho here can say that they have been attending the Red Bluff Round-Up Rodeo since they were 5 years old?How about attending diligently for the last 69 years?Raymond Calton Sr. can. He’s made the Red Bluff Round-Up a priority since 1948 because of his true love for rodeos. While his family attendance has dwindled over the years, he will be in the stands Saturday at the Round-Up with his cousin Tom and wife, children and grandchildren. The Calton family thanks the Round-Up for a …last_img read more


December 21, 2019 0

Live updates: Mullens, 49ers crush Raiders 34-3

first_imgGet live updates, news and analysis from the long-awaited showdown between the 49ers and Raiders on Thurday at 5:20 p.m. as the rivals battle at Levi’s Stadium.In the 14th and final Bay Area meeting between the teams, mostly pride is at stake as both teams come into the nationally televised contest with just one victory. In fact, of the NFL’s previous 784 prime-time games played on Nov. 1 or later this is the worst matchup. Both teams’ combined .133 winning percentage is the lowest …last_img read more


December 21, 2019 0

Raiders roster tracker: Who’s getting cut and why

first_imgALAMEDA — The Raiders are in the process Saturday of reducing their roster from 77 to 53 players in advance of a 1 p.m. deadline:Here is the initial 53-man roster as reported by the Raiders:INJURED RESERVEDefensive tackle Justin Ellis: Slowed by a knee injury, Ellis missed considerable practice time as well as half the season last year. General manager Mike Mayock said a big thing with coach Jon Gruden is availability and Raiders decided to go younger. If the Raiders had kept Ellis on the …last_img read more


December 20, 2019 0

Adult Stem Cells, +2; Embryonic Stem Cells, -1

first_imgTwo more successes were chalked up for adult stem cell therapies recently.  Science Daily said that sufferers from Crohn’s disease may have a new treatment option by getting injections of their own bone marrow stem cells.  This “now constitutes a treatment option to cure an intestinal disease that sometimes does not successfully respond to drugs and requires highly complex surgery that does not provide a cure.”    Those afflicted with type 2 diabetes also have hope, thanks to adult stem cells.  Science Daily also reported that progenitor cells exist in the adult pancreas.  “It is now clear that progenitor cells, with the capacity to become insulin producing cells, reside in the adult pancreas,” said researchers from UC San Diego and the Burnham Institute for Medical Research.  They found that the Wnt signaling pathway is implicated in the development of type 2 diabetes.  By understanding these protein-signaling pathways, they can begin to take their stem cell research toward therapeutic treatments.    Not so good for embryonic stem cells.  Nature News reported, “Hybrid embryos fail to live up to stem-cell hopes.”  Heidi Ledford explained, “The creation of human-animal hybrid embryos – proposed as a way to generate embryonic stem cells without relying on scarce human eggs – has met with legislative hurdles and public outcry.  But a paper published this week suggests that the approach has another, more fundamental problem: it may simply not work.”  Researchers could not get them to grow past the 16-cell stage, and they failed to become pluripotent.  The problem seems more fundamental than trying over and over again.  Some ethicists may be glad for that.Follow the money.  Smart investors are backing adult stem cell research at major universities and research centers, because the procedures work.  Embryonic stem cell programs are sold to taxpayers with tear-jerking stories and promises of miracle cures, but to date, no cure is even in sight.  Help your taxpayer friends not to be suckers when the next embryonic stem cell hucksters come to your state (e.g., Michigan, 10/15/2008).(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more


December 19, 2019 0

Adventure is on everyone’s wishlist.

first_imgGeocaching Premium is the gift that gives long after it’s been opened. Share your love of geocaching with friends and family this holiday season with a gift membership! You can introduce someone new to the adventure of geocaching, give a friend Premium features, or extend an existing Premium membership with a one-year Geocaching gift membership. In addition to supporting the game, Premium members have access to more features, more geocaches, and more adventure. Plus, gifting a Premium membership is one present they won’t have to wait for, since gift memberships are immediately credited to user’s’ accounts!With a gift membership, your friend will enjoy all the perks of Premium membership, including advanced search, offline caching, and access to Premium-only caches. Your gift also supports the game by helping to maintain the website and mobile app, and provide community support. Basically, this gift will earn your some major Favorite Points. SharePrint RelatedGroundspeak Weekly Newsletter – December 21, 2011December 21, 2011In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”Groundspeak Weekly Newletter – December 1, 2010December 3, 2010In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”Give the gift of geocachingNovember 28, 2016In “News” If you want to upgrade someone to Geocaching Premium, but prefer to have something physical for them to unwrap, check out the Premium Membership Gift Card, which can be purchased through Shop Geocaching or through select International Retailers.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more


December 17, 2019 0

Ommwriter: Be Alone with Your Thoughts

first_imgdana oshiro Tags:#start#startups A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Between Skype, chat, texts, push news notifications and three screens of scrolling feeds, it’s easy to get distracted while writing an email or post. If you’ve misspelled names, forgotten words or hit send prematurely on numerous occasions, then you probably just need to slow down. Rather than resorting to a life in the woods of hermit-like solitude, you could just take a few moments to think with Ommwriter. Built by Barcelona-based design agency Herraiz Soto & Co., Ommwriter is a gorgeous Mac download that allows users to block out other applications and focus on their writing. The company originally created Ommwriter for their own internal use but quickly realized the service’s consumer appeal. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Ommwriter from Herraiz Soto on Vimeo.Similar to WriteRoom, users download the writing tool and install it on their desktop. Upon opening it, you receive a distraction-free environment with just a few spartan font choices and an export feature. While WriteRoom offers a CRT monitor-style interface, Ommwriter offers a white Zen-like experience. Keystroke sounds can be replaced by plinking water or what sound like soft footsteps in snow and users can choose to play ambient music or keep their writing space dead silent. If you’re the type of person who is married to iPhone editing and a large feature set for word processors, then this is not your tool. But if you just want a few moments to collect your thoughts, then this is a great way to do it. To register for this free service visit ommwriter.com. last_img read more


December 17, 2019 0

The Location-Based Wars Rage On: Gowalla Adds Comments, Photos & More

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Related Posts As many in the Twitterverse have dubbed this week, the battle of location based apps continues, as both Gowalla and Foursquare release yet another update to their iPhone apps today. And these are some big guns coming out to accompany the various real-life incentives, contests and whatever else these the two companies can do to take the focus at this year’s SXSW.Both apps are showcasing new design features the companies are calling “fresh” and other such things, and while they surely are, some of these other features are what really stand out. Foursquare is surely the less notable in this release, in our opinion, as it’s list of new features is shorter and less impressive. It’s boasting a faster, more efficient check-in and shout flow, a “Places” view that supports categories, a history view of places you’ve been and a “pull-to-refresh” feature. These are nothing to sneeze at, but we think Gowalla is releasing some functions that blow these away.First of all, Gowalla is bringing photos to the location based game, allowing users to upload a photo after checking in. Users can also browse their friends’ photos and look at any that have been taken at that specific location. Next, it’s bringing some interactivity to the game, with check-in commenting. When a friend checks in at a place down the street, you don’t need to change over to your Twitter client and send them a DM, you can just comment on their check-in. And if you forgot to type a check-in message when you checked in to a spot, you can go back and add it. In addition to these, Gowalla is bringing out new friend browsing features, enabling you to look through friends, friends of friends, and even their bookmarked spots and trips. With “spot details”, including address, phone, Twitter name, Facebook page and website, Gowalla is adding that Yelp (or should I say Foursquare) aspect that was really missing – real world connection information. And one more feature that may be overloaded next week or may be the talk of the town, “Hot Spots”, tells you what the most popular spots near your location are. We haven’t had time to really play with it yet, but it sure sounds interesting.The updates just popped up in the App Store right now so go get updated and let us know what you think – who is going to win the location based battle of SXSW 2010? As far as this round goes, we’re calling it for Gowalla.center_img Tags:#Location#mobile#news#NYT#web mike melanson Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementlast_img read more


December 17, 2019 0

Tax-Deferred Retirement Savings Plans

first_imgBy Barbara O’Neill, Ph.D., CFP®, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, [email protected] Ready? Strategies for Military Families was offered in November Included in the Nov. 1 session was a segment about personal finances and tax-deferred retirement savings plans that are available to military families.Here is a summary of these plans:IRA- An Individual Retirement Account enables workers with earned income (i.e., salary from a job or net earnings from self-employment) to invest for retirement. IRAs are not an investment, per se, but, rather, a special classification for tax purposes.The actual investment will be in different types of securities such as stocks, bonds, certificates of deposit, or mutual funds.Arrangements to open an IRA account are made with a financial institution such as a bank, brokerage firm, or mutual fund.myRA (now ended) A Roth IRA that invests in a new U.S. Treasury savings bond that earns interest at the same rate as investments in the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Government Securities (G) Fund available to service members and federal government employees. Workers can transfer a myRA account balance into a private sector Roth IRA at any time.When myRA balances reach $15,000 or accounts have had a lower balance for 30 years, they will also be transferred to a private sector Roth IRA. myRAs were especially designed for workers who don’t have access to a retirement savings plan at work but can also be used by other workers. Deposits can be made from a worker’s paycheck, from a checking or savings account, or with a federal income tax refund.Retirement Savings Plans for the Self-Employed- Can be set up by workers who are self-employed as a whole source of income and those who engage in freelance work in addition to their “day job.”Options include a simplified employee pension or SEP, SIMPLE plans, and Keogh plans. SEPS are often used by freelancers and sole proprietors and are the least complicated account to administer.Employer Salary Reduction Plans- Many employers offer defined contribution plans, such as 401(k)s, where employees voluntarily reduce their salary by a specific dollar amount (generally, a percentage of gross income) which is set aside for retirement.When it’s time to retire, workers have available the amount they have saved, plus or minus earnings (or losses) on their selected investments. The account balance is portable and can be taken when employees leave a job and rolled over into an IRA or a new employer’s retirement savings plan.Available savings plans include the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) for service members and federal government workers, 401(k) plans for employees of for-profit corporations, 403(b) plans for public and private school and non-profit employees, and 457 plans for state and local government workers. 2016 maximum contributions are to $18,000 (24,000 for those who are age 50 or older before the end of the year). Unlike IRAs, the “menu” of investment options for employer retirement savings plans is limited to securities selected by the employer or the employer’s retirement plan provider. Therefore, investment advisors often recommend balancing investments that are selected within tax-deferred plans with different types of investments that are held in IRAs and/or taxable accounts.Don’t let the large annual maximum contribution limit numbers scare you. The required minimum can be as low as 1% of a worker’s pay or a small amount such as $10 per paycheck. Simply save whatever you can, subject to minimum deposit amounts required by a plan custodian. Any savings is better than no savings!Minimum deposits required to set up an IRA vary with the financial institution and type of investment. A bank may require $500 to purchase a CD for an IRA and a mutual fund may require a $1,000 minimum deposit or higher.Make the most of tax-deferred investments by saving as much as you can and assembling a well-diversified portfolio that includes different asset classes (e.g., stocks, bonds, and cash assets). Want to know more about investments available for retirement savings? Visit Investing for Your Futurelast_img read more


December 12, 2019 0