Listen: Eddie Murphy ft. Snoop Lion “Red Light”

first_imgEddie Murphy is a man of many talents; anybody that grew up in the 80′s and has seen Raw! knows that Murphy is one of the funniest stand-up comedians ever. His impressions of Richard Pryor, Bill Cosby, Buckwheat from The Little Rascals, and even a New York City African cab driver are enough to make your stomach hurt from laughing so hard. He even delved into the music world, recording “Party All The Time” with Rick James, performed a duet with Michael Jackson “Whatzupwitu.” Well, Murphy is back at it again. He is currently recording an album, titled 9, and has released a new single, featuring Snoop Lion called “Red Light.”And, we’re not going to lie, it’s pretty good. Got a catchy, reggae groove. But you are more than welcome to give it a listen yourself.Here is a video of Murphy recording the track with Snoop:We have to throw this in there for good measure. A guilty pleasure if there ever was one:last_img read more

Driver Says He Didn’t See Ambulance Before Collision

first_imgAnother ambulance was dispatched to treat DiCicco and Scott, while a third was sent to the original call.DiCicco and Scott were treated at Manatee Memorial Hospital. Their conditions were unavailable Tuesday. Truong and his passenger were uninjured. No charges have been filed in the case, the FHP reported. The ambulance was headed north where U.S. 41 and U.S. Business 41 merge south of U.S. 19. Truong told the FHP the ambulance was in his blind spot. He said he tried to move to the left side of the road because there was traffic on his right-hand side, but that put him in the ambulance’s path. BRADENTON, Fla. — The driver of a pickup that swerved into the path of an ambulance Monday, causing the ambulance to flip over, told authorities he heard the ambulance’s sirens but did not see the vehicle, a Florida Highway Patrol report states. DiCicco swerved farther to the left to avoid Truong’s pickup, then flipped over, according to the report. According to the FHP, the accident occurred shortly before 3 p.m., when a 2003 Nissan pickup driven by Hiep Truong, 46, of Bradenton, swerved into the path of an ambulance driven by Manatee County paramedic Paul DiCicco, who was responding to a respiratory emergency with emergency medical technician Angela Scott.last_img read more

Flying Eye Hospital Treats 9 Million Around the World

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreOn approaching the flying eye hospital, it looks like any of the other passenger jets on the runway waiting to take off to exotic destinations. But this DC-10 jet is exceptional – it houses the only airborne operating facility for eye treatment in the world. Its mission is to tackle avoidable sight loss in developing countries where 90% of the world’s 45 million blind people live. The flying eye hospital, called Orbis, was the vision of one man, Dr David Paton, an eminent eye surgeon at the Baylor College of Medicine in Texas, US.Since its first flight in 1982, Orbis has directly treated more than 9.7 million people for blindness-related diseases and conditions. Millions more have received the gift of sight as a result of the new skills that ORBIS volunteers have shared. (Continue reading at BBC) RELATED: Operation Blessing Flying Hospital Tours the World(WATCH the video from the Orbis trip to Uganda)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

All eyes on Rio… Solos and USA Cycling partner up

first_imgSolos and USA Cycling have partnered ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games to enable athletes and members of USA Cycling (USAC) ‘access to state-of-the-art, high-performance Solos smart eyewear, which integrates innovative heads-up display and audio technologies.’The partnership covers USAC’s developmental programs and the road and track USA Cycling Teams for the 2016 season, including the Rio Olympic Games. Solos adds that its ‘smart eyewear empowers cyclists with the critical performance data they need to train with precision and achieve peak performance without breaking stride.’“The Solos Smart Glasses offer a cutting edge tool for the continued success of USA Cycling athletes when training, and will play an integral role in our developmental programs and the USA Cycling Team on the road and track,” said Jim Miller, USA Cycling Vice President of Athletics.“This technology is especially vital with our women’s Olympic pursuit team in their Rio preparations and would be perfect for any road training program.”“The Solos Team has worked directly with Olympic cyclists to ascertain the critical feedback required for smart eyewear in a minimalist, functional and fashionable design,” said Dr Ernesto Martinez, Director at Solos.“The key insights included keeping it lightweight, streamlined, intuitive to operate and keeping the rider’s eyes on the road. These design pillars are evident throughout Solos, giving riders exactly what they need and nothing that they don’t.”“We are always looking for technologies to help improve and push the limits of our athletes’ performance, on the road and on the track, especially aiming at our goal for gold in Rio 2016,” added Andy Sparks, Director of Track Cycling Programs, USA Cycling.He continued, “We worked in conjunction with the SOLOS team from the ground up to develop a wearable technology that could be a game changer in the industry and have a great impact across the board.”Solos is positioned as an ultra-lightweight performance Smart eyewear streamlined for aerodynamics, style and comfort. Solos notes that it allows cyclists to easily access real-time performance data from their smartphone or wearable sensors on its high-resolution heads-up display with ‘an image three times larger than premium bike computers’.“As soon as I put them on, I can suddenly see all of my favorite data without looking down at my computer,” said Sarah Hammer, two- time Olympic Silver medalist, 2016 World Champion and 2016 Olympic Team Member. “The screen is a big information giver without impairing my vision or being distracting; I can really focus on my ride and training… honestly, it just feels natural.”Solos displays performance metrics such as heart rate, speed, power, pace, cadence, distance, duration and other Bluetooth and ANT+ compatible data. The Solos app captures, streams and syncs data, allowing cyclists to customize workouts while keeping track of target performance levels. It also supports existing training programs and new tool development that enables users to see progress and heighten performance capabilities.Solos will be available to pre-order in May 2016 for a retail price of US$499. USA Cycling members have exclusive early pre-order access and a 25% discount. Individuals can sign up at for the discount and ordering details.Recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the Union Cycliste Internationale, USA Cycling is the official governing body for all disciplines of competitive cycling in the United States, including BMX, cyclo-cross, mountain bike, road and track.As a membership-based organization, USA Cycling comprises 64,000 members; 3,000+ clubs and teams; and 34 local associations. The national governing body sanctions over 2,600 competitive and non-competitive events throughout the US each year and is responsible for the identification, development, and support of American cyclists.The mission of Solos is to ‘create unique performance-enabled devices meant to inspire athletes to their greatest potential’. By creating optimal head-up displays and simplified accessibility to performance data, Solos focuses on catering to today’s dedicated athletes. The Solos’ vision is to be ‘lighter, smaller, smarter and better, all while delivering innovative, safe and intelligent solutions.’ Solos is a brand of Kopin Corporation.Kopin Corporation is a leading developer and provider of innovative wearable technologies and solutions for integration into head-worn computing and display systems to military, industrial and consumer customers. Kopin’s technology portfolio includes ultra-small displays, optics, speech enhancement technology, system and hands-free control software, low-power ASICs, and ergonomically designed smart headset reference systems. Kopin’s proprietary components and technology are protected by more than 300 global patents and patents Relatedlast_img read more

WFSGI elects new chairman and adjusts structure

first_imgSean O’Hollaren, Senior Vice President, Government and Public Affairs at Nike, was elected for a three-year term as Chairman of a renewed Board at the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI), at the federation’s general assembly in Munich on 4 February. O’Hollaren was previously a representative of the Americas on the WFSGI’s Board, where the presidency rotates between members from Europe/Africa, the Americas and Asia/Oceania. He takes over from Frank Dassler, General Counsel at the adidas Group. Dassler remains on the WFSGI’s Board as a representative for Europe/ Africa.The new Chairman is preparing to ‘push forward the industry’s interests in favour of reduced trade barriers, and to pursue joint initiatives in areas such as physical activity and governance’.“Efforts to increase physical activity are aligned with what governments want to reduce healthcare costs. It unifies divided parties, it has broad social benefits and supports our industry,” said O’Hollaren. “We also want to further advance governance in our industry, to make sure that the sports community has full confidence in our standards in this area, and that consumers feel good about buying our products,” he added.O’Hollaren started his career as Legislative Assistant to Mark Hatfield, a former US Senator from Oregon. He went on to work at The White House as a Special Assistant and then Deputy Assistant to the President, until 2007. O’Hollaren joined Nike in his current job in November 2012, after several years at Honeywell. He studied at Willamette University and the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.The election of the new Board was accompanied by changes in the WFSGI’s structure. The general assembly approved a proposal to adjust the federation’s business structure, changing the title of President to Chairman of the Board, and the title of Secretary General to President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).“With the changes we wish to modernize the federation and adapt it to current business structures, providing more stability and making it fit for a sustainable future management,” explained WFSGI’s Robbert de Kock. Formerly WFSGI Secretary General, de Kock has been the WFSGI’s Secretary General since 2007 and became its first President and CEO combined at the assembly.As part of the new 24-strong board, the three regional Vice-chairmen remain unchanged – with Tom Cove, President and CEO of the Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) as Vice-chairman for the Americas; Motoi Oyama, President of ASICS Corporation, as Vice-chairman for Asia/Oceania; and Andy Rubin, Chairman of Pentland Brands, as Vice-chairman for Europe/Africa.The assembly saw the election of three newcomers on the Board. Bjørn Gulden, Chief Executive of Puma SE, is a new representative for Europe/Africa. Masatoshi Ishimoto, President of Descente, joins the Board as representative for Asia/Oceania. The same applies for Khawaja Masood Akhtar, President of Forward Sport and representative of the Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industries (SCCI) in Pakistan.Three former Asian representatives stepped down, along with three executive nominations. Klaus Uhl, Honorary Director of the WFSGI, handed over his duties as treasurer to Martin Kuenzi, Chief Financial Officer at Intersport International Corporation, a WFSGI Board member representing Europe/Africa.Dassler’s three-year term has been marked by far-reaching changes in the industry and sustained growth for WFSGI, which currently boasts 163 members. The federation’s resources were also expanded with the opening of an Asian office, established in Hong Kong on 1 April 2015.“As a key player in the global sporting goods business, we have made substantial progress on a wide range of topics, such as corporate responsibility and fair play,” said Dassler. “We have also set in motion several projects that will assist the development of the industry in the years ahead.” Dassler added that the federation is ‘financially stable, with strong resources to support the growth of the industry’.Among the federation’s achievements under Dassler’s tenure, the WFSGI’s members agreed to provide free equipment to over 600 athletes from 69 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) that did not have sponsors for the Rio Olympics.“As an industry we have fulfilled our promise that no athlete will be left behind, by furnishing smaller NOCs through our Uniform Support Program,” said Dassler.More broadly, the WFSGI has consistently promoted fair and clean sports, which Dassler describes as “fundamental” to the industry. “We made clear that only the commitment to the values of sport and the fight against both corruption and doping can preserve what sports stands for,” he said.Another major topic was corporate responsibility (CR) and the launch of the Responsible Sport Initiative (RSI). The RSI is an entry level supply chain auditing solution, based on a common scope and approach and shared audits.The WFSGI’s CR Committee has defined 14 corporate responsibility items of importance. Together with external experts, the WFSGI is drafting position papers covering these items, which may be used as a reference by sporting goods companies and their partners.“Webinars are organized by the WFSGI to educate, encourage and showcase best practices illustrated in the position papers,” said De Kock. “Together with our new and growing RSI initiative, the position papers constitute another big step forward to make our industry more sustainable and ready for the future.”The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) was founded in 1978 and is the world authoritative body for the sports industry officially recognized by the IOC as the industry representative within the Olympic Family. The WFSGI is an independent, non-profit and non-governmental association formed by sports brands, manufacturers, suppliers, retailers, national federations and other sporting goods industry related businesses.The WFSGI plays a strategic role in the support and promotion of the sporting goods industry worldwide. The WFSGI promotes free and fair trade and provides platforms for the intergovernmental cooperation with regards to the international organizations interested or affected by sports. Its aim is also to expand the cooperation on the protection of intellectual property rights and improve human rights issues related to working conditions.All this can be done through contacts with International Organizations such as the ILO, WTO, WHO, UN but also through International Sports Federations (FIFA, IAAF, FIVB, etc.) and the IOC, via the exchange of information and clearing house on issues and topics developed by WFSGI’s various Relatedlast_img read more

L-Acoustics Creations Is Here to Bring Commercial AV Products to Residential Environments

first_imgL-Acoustics Creations is a new division of the company — aimed at bringing commercial AV products to the residential, cultural and marine AV environments.Five L-Acoustics Creations packages are available for preorder on the division’s newly launched site:Fiji 2.1 — X4i-based package for home office or salonHawaii 2.1 — X8-based package for super-prime sound loungesTahiti 2.1 — Syva-based package for high-end home audio indoor or outdoor listeningTonga 2.1 — Syva-based package with reinforced sub for high-performance, high-fidelity music or cinema listeningIbiza 2.0 – Kara II-based package for best DJ audio systemsOther custom systems are available via a network of residential AV Integrators currently being developed.L-Acoustics Creations is here.last_img

Work may be a virtue, but not while preparing for the bar

first_imgCarrie May Poniewaz Journal and News Law Clerk With only eight weeks between graduation and the bar exam, time is a test-taker’s most valuable commodity — and every law school in Florida implores its students not to trade it for a paycheck.“Preparation for the bar exam should itself be a full-time job,” said Florida Coastal Dean Sean Doplerud.However, with increasing commitments such as family and previous careers, some new graduates find it impossible to commit eight weeks to full-time study.“Last semester, we had a student who was a doctor with a very successful dermatology practice,” said Kaci Kohler-Line, director of academic counseling and bar preparation at Barry University. “He was not in a position to close his office for two months — much less one week — to study for the bar.”While the doctor’s experience is not typical, many students can relate to the feeling that things might fall apart if they step away from their work for such an extended period. Law firms generally allow graduates to start working after the bar exam, but sometimes the recent hires end up having to sacrifice study time to get started on their careers.“I personally think it should be against the code of responsibility to make graduates work while they are studying for the bar exam,” said St. Thomas Dean Bob Butterworth. Employer demands notwithstanding, financial strain is what usually presents the most formidable obstacle to new graduates’ ability to focus on preparing for the bar exam.“It is easy to not work if you have the luxury of financial security,” Kohler-Line said. But for students who have little financial help in supporting themselves or their families during bar preparation, refraining from work is a foreign concept. This is especially true for students who completed a part-time program, according to Florida A&M University College of Law Dean James Douglas. “These students have worked throughout their law school career, so it can be hard for them to accept the fact that it’s in their best interest not to work while studying for the bar,” Douglas said.A quick chat with a faculty member or administrator can help convince those who insist that working is the only way to survive the eight weeks.“When students come in and say they have to work, I start by referring them to the financial aid advisor to help them get a loan instead,” Kohler Line said.Administrators at all Florida law schools likewise work closely with the financial aid offices to help their graduates get funding for study periods, and most schools start early in encouraging students to plan ahead for bar exam expenses. According to University of Florida Dean Robert Jerry, students at UF get the message at the beginning of their first year.“We tell them right away during their first program on the bar application process: ‘Plan not to work,’” Jerry said. “And that is a consistent message that comes out of the Office of Student Affairs and Career Services for the next three years.”Administrators at Florida State University College of Law also deliver the message throughout students’ law school careers, and they use exit interviews to make sure every student is ready for the commitment before the study period begins. “We talk to them individually about study plans, and that includes information on bar study loans,” said FSU Dean of Student Affairs Nancy Benavides, whose office certifies applications for bar study financial aid.At FAMU, Douglas said he and the school’s faculty members stress throughout students’ law school careers the value of passing the bar on the first try. “We talk about the different salaries they would make if they are out of licensed practice for that extra time before the next exam period,” Douglas said. “They come to understand that the dollar they make while studying for the bar could mean they lose a lot more if they don’t pass on the first try.”In addition to loan advising, some schools have stepped up the financial assistance by offering scholarships or private assistance to studiers in need. St. Thomas Law School, for example, earmarks about $100,000 per year to help graduates prepare for the bar exam. The school’s revolving bar preparation fund started last year with money the administration raised from the community.“The intent was to provide the bar course for the students who really could not afford it,” said St. Thomas’ Butterworth. “And we still did not meet the entire demand just for that.” Butterworth stresses, however, that money from St. Thomas’ bar preparation fund is not a gift.“It’s income from a revolving fund, and we expect [graduates] to pay it back once they have the ability,” Butterworth said. “We consider it a moral responsibility to the school. We try to help you out as much as we can while you’re here, and we expect you to later help someone who is in the same situation you were in.”One alumnus of Nova Southeastern University law school did just that last year by starting a scholarship fund at his alma mater. “He had to work during bar study and thought that it would be a good idea to help someone in the same position,” said Linda Harrison, associate dean for NSU’s Critical Skills Program. Nova matched the alumnus’ inaugural donation and awarded its first bar initiative scholarship of $5,000 last year. “The first gentleman who received the scholarship just passed the bar exam,” Harrison said.Nova’s administration hopes to make the scholarship an ongoing tradition and is currently embarking on a campaign to raise money for the next needy test-takers. A bar scholarship initiative committee also meets regularly to generate ideas for future funding.“So far we can only offer the scholarship to the next May graduate, but we are looking to expand the base money so we can award a December graduate as well,” said Harrison.Since its graduates began taking the bar exam two years ago, Florida International University College of Law also has offered scholarships to students who would otherwise need to work during the study period. “In the first year we had five of them,” said FIU Dean Leonard Strickman. “We want to make this a regular matter for the students with the greatest need.”Regardless of the type of assistance offered by their respective schools, University of Miami Dean William VanderWyden said law students should at least seek advice from administrators before deciding work is necessary. “Most people in law school have no clue about the demands of the bar exam and how much preparation it really takes,” he said. Work may be a virtue, but not while preparing for the bar October 15, 2006 Regular News Work may be a virtue, but not while preparing for the bar ‘Preparation for the bar exam should itself be a full-time job’last_img read more

Offense comes alive after 2 losses

first_imgOffense comes alive after 2 lossesThe Gophers struggled to produce against Michigan State but pulled out Game 3.Jules Ameel Aleutian CalabayApril 11, 2010Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintIt proved to be better late than never for the Minnesota baseball team against Michigan State this weekend. The Gophers entered SundayâÄôs series finale having already lost the first two games by scores of 5-3 and 12-5. The Spartans appeared poised for the sweep Sunday at the Metrodome holding a late 3-2 lead, but the Gophers came back to score four runs in the eighth inning, highlighted by a two-run double by Kyle Knudson to win the game 6-3. âÄúYou have to give Michigan State credit,âÄù Minnesota head coach John Anderson said. âÄúThey executed the fundamentals of the game all weekend long, and thatâÄôs why they won the series.âÄù With the exception of SundayâÄôs ending, timely hits eluded the Minnesota batters throughout the series and, consequently, so did the wins. The Gophers have struggled most of the season with bringing runners home, but they entered the series on a three-game winning streak, averaging 11 runs per game over that stretch. However, Minnesota left a total of 25 runners stranded on the bases and hit into four double plays. The Gophers were outscored 20-14 despite out-hitting the Spartans 35-29. âÄúWeâÄôve had some hits, but we couldnâÄôt get an extra-base hit,âÄù Anderson said. âÄúItâÄôs been typical of our season to get three hits but score one run.âÄù Michigan State grabbed an early lead in the first game of the series as Torsten Boss hit a two-run double in the top of the second inning, once again forcing Minnesota to play from behind as they often have all season. The Gophers squandered scoring threats in the second and third innings, but finally broke through in the sixth when a Matt Puhl RBI single got Minnesota on the board. Then with the bases loaded, Trip Schultz knocked in two more runs with his third hit of the day, giving Minnesota a 3-2 advantage. The lead did not last long as the Spartans came back to score three runs in the seventh inning off Minnesota starter Seth Rosin. The inning was capped by a two-run home run by Eli Boike, which gave Michigan State a 5-3 lead. The Spartans bullpen came in and closed the door on the Gophers. Rosin finished the day throwing seven innings, giving up five runs on ten hits while striking out six. Michael Kvasnicka came through early for the Gophers in Game 2 as his RBI double in the first inning gave Minnesota a quick 1-0 lead. Once again the Spartans would bounce right back as they knocked around GophersâÄô starter TJ Oakes for three runs in the second inning and two more in the third. The Gophers closed the gap to 5-3 with a pair of runs in the bottom of the third inning, but continued to leave runners on base as the game progressed. Meanwhile, the Spartans offense continued to produce as they scored one run in the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth innings. Michigan State ended the game with three runs in the ninth as it cruised to the 12-5 win. Game 3 remained scoreless until the top of the fifth inning as Michigan State got a run off an RBI double by Jordan Keur. The Spartans manufactured another run in the sixth off a sacrifice fly by Jeff Holm to take a 2-0 lead. The Gophers finally broke through in the bottom of the seventh inning as Troy Larson delivered a two-run single to tie the game. Minnesota went to the bullpen after starter Phil Isaksson walked the first batter of the eighth inning. But reliever Scott Matyas gave up an RBI single to Holm, giving Michigan State a 3-2 lead. Isaksson finished the game giving up three runs on just three hits while striking out four. The Gophers finally got the timely hit they had been looking for all series as Knudson smashed a double to left field that scored AJ Pettersen and Kvasnicka. Knudson was then brought home on a double by Nick OâÄôShea. The hits continued to come for Minnesota as Kyle Geason singled home OâÄôShea to give the Gophers a 6-3 lead. Matyas then closed the game in the ninth for Minnesota. âÄúWe need to try to get some extra base hits and move the guys around the bases,âÄù Knudson said. âÄúIt seems like when we are getting hits theyâÄôre just singles, but weâÄôre improving every game and IâÄôll think weâÄôll be right there when we need to be.âÄùlast_img read more

Meridian Capital Group gets a new senior managing director

first_imgMeridian Capital Group, America’s most active debt broker, announced today that Mike Edelman joined the Company today as a Senior Managing Director, reporting to Ralph Herzka, Meridian’s Chairman and CEO.Mr. Edelman will be responsible for originating new debt opportunities, augmenting existing client relationships, and providing leadership of Meridian’s national agency business. He will also play a central role in sourcing and placing loans generated by Meridian’s newly-formed investment sales platform.Mr. Edelman joins Meridian from Capital One Multifamily Finance where he was a Senior Vice President responsible for northeast region agency production, managing several regional production teams and overseeing the company’s Freddie Mac relationship. Prior to Capital One and beginning in 2011, Mr. Edelman worked for Beech Street Capital, which was acquired by Capital One in 2013.Mr. Edelman joined Beech Street after 15 years at Freddie Mac where he was a Managing Regional Director for northeast production and sales. While at Freddie, he contributed significantly to the rapid expansion of Freddie’s multifamily portfolio and spent time as an underwriter and manager of production and customer relations for the agency. Mr. Edelman has also held positions in the lending divisions of the Greater New York Savings Bank and Federal Home Loan Bank of New York, where he focused on underwriting and customer management.Mr. Edelman, a highly accomplished manager, lender and originator, joins Meridian at a pivotal point in its strategic growth plan. After closing more than $30 billion in financing in 2014, Meridian launched a premium property sales and marketing platform to better service its clients. Among various other responsibilities, Mr. Edelman will assist in the origination and placement of certain debt assignments generated by this group.“Having known the Meridian executive team and many of the firm’s talented brokers for years, stemming from my experience at Freddie Mac and more recently at Beech Street and Capital One, this role is a natural and exciting fit. It affords me a unique opportunity to build on the enormous accomplishments of Meridian in both the debt capital markets space as well as the investment sales arena,” said Mr. Edelman.“I am delighted that Mike is joining our team. I have no doubt that he will apply his tremendous skill set to maximize the potential of our origination capacity and product array,” said Mr. Herzka. “This is a very exciting time in the growth and expansion of Meridian and by adding seasoned team members like Mike, we are positioning Meridian to maintain its leadership position in debt and other real estate services,” he added.last_img read more

Air Products, Saudi Aramco and ACWA Power form joint venture

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