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UWF Earns Top-40 Finish in Directors’ Cup Standings

first_img Share UWF Earns Top-40 Finish in Directors’ Cup Standings CLEVELAND, Ohio – The University of West Florida athletic department finished 33rd in the final Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings, it was announced today. The award, which uses final positions in NCAA Division II postseason tournaments to award points, is presented by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics.Grand Valley State University, out of Michigan, won their eighth consecutive Directors’ Cup after finishing the competition with 1057.50 points. The Lakers were followed by Central Missouri, Augustana (S.D.), Abilene Christian (Tex.) and Adams State (Colo.) in the top-5.UWF finished with 378.00 points, tops among Gulf South Conference schools. The next-highest GSC institution, North Alabama, finished in 81st position, nearly 50 spots behind the Argonauts.The award is yet more proof of UWF’s athletic stranglehold in GSC competition. In May, UWF was awarded the GSC’s Women’s All-Sports Trophy, their sixth straight, while finishing second in the race for the GSC Men’s All-Sports Trophy.The Argonauts gained points from the sports of baseball, men’s golf, men’s tennis and women’s tennis. Each of the four UWF teams advanced to NCAA postseason play, with the baseball team capturing the school’s sixth national championship across all sports.FINAL DIRECTORS’ CUP STANDINGSPrint Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Toyota Mobility Unlimited Challenge, Wadah Para Kreator Ciptakan Perangkat Bagi Kaum Difabel

first_imgShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedMudahkan Difabel, Mulai 2019 Inggris Hadirkan Aplikasi Smartphone dengan Fitur ‘Bantuan’07/10/2018In “Basis Aplikasi”Lima Maskapai Ini Dianggap Ramah Bagi Penyandang Disabilitas13/09/2017In “Bandara”Mudahkan Penyandang Disabilitas, Tahun 2025 Semua Bus di Seoul Adopsi Low Deck18/09/2018In “Bus dalam kota” Sumber: istimewa Diluncurkan pada tahun 2017, Toyota Mobility Unlimited Challenge adalah kompetisi global yang dirancang untuk menginspirasi teknologi baru yang mengubah kehidupan para penyandang disabilitas yang ekistensinya kerap kali tersisihkan – terutama di sarana publik. Pada perhelatan Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019 yang diadakan di Las Vegas, muncul lima finalis yang akan berkompetisi untuk memperebutkan hadiah utama senilai US$1 juta atau yang setara dengan Rp14,02 miliar.Baca Juga: Berhati Malaikat, Anak ini Dampingi Penyandang Disabilitas Lewati PenerbangannyaSebagaimana yang dilansir KabarPenumpang.com dari laman newatlas.com (9/1/2019), para insinyur, penemu, dan perancang dari seluruh berlomba-lomba untuk mengajukan konsep Mobility Unlimited Challenge – guna memberikan taraf kemandirian yang lebih besar kepada para penyandang disabilitas. Selain mengembangkan inovasi baru, para kontestan juga tidak boleh melupakan kenyamanan dan kemudahan jika inovasinya ini kelak digunakan.Evowalk. Sumber: newatlas Sebut saja tim Evolution Devices dari Amerika Serikat yang meluncurkan Evowalk, sebuah selongsong kaki yang cerdas dan tidak mengganggu para penggunanya. Evowalk sendiri dikemas dengan sensor yang memantau gerakan di kaki dan memprediksi gerakan pengguna berjalan, kemudian merangsang otot-otot kaki tertentu pada waktu yang tepat untuk membantu mereka dalam perjalanan.Quix. Sumber: newatlasAda lagi Quix, yang dirancang oleh IHMC & MYOLYN, yang merupakan kerangka luar (exoskeleton) yang dirancang khusus untuk memungkinkan para pengguna kursi roda berdiri tegak.Qolo. Sumber: newatlasLalu ada lagi Qolo, yang dirancang oleh tim asal Jepang yang juga merupakan kerangka luar, tetapi Qolo lebih menggabungkan roda untuk mobilitas ekstra dan memungkinkan para penggunanya untuk duduk atau beridiri dengan lebih mudah.Moby. Sumber: newatlasBerbeda dengan Moby, mahakarya dari Italdesign asal Italia yang terlihat paling rumit diantara para kompetitornya, dimana ada sebuah moda yang berukuran cukup besar dan dapat menjadi ‘tumpangan’ bagi para pengguna kursi roda. Uniknya, Moby ini akan mengubah perjalanan para penyandang disabilitas ini menjadi bertenaga listrik. Moby sendiri rencananya akan tersedia di seluruh kota sebagai bagian dari skema ride-sharing berbasis aplikasi.Phoenix AI Ultralight Wheelchair. Sumber: newatlasDan yang terakhir ada Phoenix AI Ultralight Wheelchair, hasil rancangan desainer Inggris yang akan menghilangkan getaran kecil dan putaran yang tidak diinginkan melalui kursi roda pintar yang mengubah pusat gravitasinya dengan cepat sehingga hanya menyisakan sedikit berat pada roda depan, membuatnya lebih mudah untuk berputar dan dan dikemudikan.Baca Juga: Mudahkan Penyandang Disabilitas, Tahun 2025 Semua Bus di Seoul Adopsi Low Deck“Lima finalis ini telah menunjukkan inovasi nyata yang didorong oleh desain yang berpusat pada kreatifitas manusia,” ujar Ryan Klem, Direktur Program untuk Toyota Mobility Foundation.“Kami berpikir bahwa teknologi yang tergabung dalam perangkat ini dapat mengubah kehidupan sejumlah besar orang di seluruh dunia, terutama bagi mereka yang memiliki kebutuhan mobilitas yang lebih luas,” tandasnya.last_img read more

Japanese trio leads Four Continents

first_imgBEIJING – World bronze medalist Fumie Suguri led a Japanese monopoly of the top three places after the women’s short program of the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships on Wednesday.Suguri turned in a flawless performance as she got off to a strong start in her campaign to go one better than her runnerup finish last week at the Winter Asian Games. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 Shizuka Arakawa, who won the Winter Asian Games gold as the replacement for injured Yoshie Onda, was equally impressive and placed second behind Suguri while Yukari Nakano followed in third. center_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMESlast_img

Uruguay embassy in U.S. celebrates win over England

first_imgUruguay fans in the grandstands cheer with a picture of forward Luis Suarez during the game against England at Arena Corinthians. (Mark J. Rebilas, USA TODAY Sports)Uruguay fans in the grandstands cheer with a picture of forward Luis Suarez during the game against England at Arena Corinthians. (Mark J. Rebilas, USA TODAY Sports)Futbol fever is running high along Washington D.C.’s famed embassy row, where watching the World Cup has an international flavor not seen in any other U.S. city.Thursday’s hot spot? The Embajada de Uruguay, where almost every employee gathered around a projector screen in hopes of cheering the national team to victory over England.Carlos Tita, Uruguay’s ambassador to the United States, put it simply: “In Uruguay we have two passions. The political issues and the football.”MORE: Suarez leads Uruguay past EnglandWhen the players took to the pitch in Sao Paolo, Brazil, fans filled the stadium with boisterous cheering. The reaction at the embassy was no different – loyalists knew Uruguay needed a win or a draw after losing their first match to Costa Rica.Business as usual at the embassy took a 90-minute hiatus. The festivities began with a spirited rendition of Uruguay’s national anthem and cheering at the kickoff. A handful of employees even wore jerseys to show their support.It was as tense as any World Cup match. The diplomats shouted nervously as England’s Wayne Rooney headed the ball into the top of the crossbar, just inches from scoring.Luis Suarez, who had spent the past season ripping through teams in the English Premier League, was up to his usual form. When Suarez put Uruguay ahead 1-0 in the 39th minute he was honored with a standing ovation by the ex-pat crowd in the U.S. capital.The mood quickly turned when Rooney, who in his career had yet to score a World Cup goal, found the back of Uruguay’s net to tie the match in the 75th minute. The audience of diplomats sat stunned, inching to the edges of their chairs. The only sound was a timid “oops.”ROONEY: World Cup drought endsENGLAND: Three questions following devastating lossBut the celebration was back when Suarez scored again late in the second half, lifting Uruguay to a thrilling 2-1 victory.The embassy erupted into fist pumps, congratulatory hugs and shouts of “Viva Uruguay!”Air Force General Jose María Burone, speaking in Spanish, said the match was no surprise: “Uruguay struggles. Always, we struggle until the very last minute.”last_img read more

From France: L’Equipe disagree with Tottenham Lloris injury claims, give own…

first_imgAs fans were wondering how to take that negative update, an injury slant came. Lloris was ruled out of France’s recent international friendlies, and Tottenham revealed on Thursday that he’s expected to be out for several weeks.It’s a thigh problem, and these kind of things can’t be rushed.However, L’Equipe disagree with the Spurs prognosis, and say the reality is ‘a little less alarmist’ than what was made public by the Premier League club.As far as the French newspaper are concerned, Lloris hopes to resume training on Monday September 24th.It’s not thought he’ll play against Watford in the EFL Cup, but L’Equipe expect the World Cup winner to be back against Huddersfield Town.That’s on September 29th, so just over two weeks from now.L’Equipe also state Tottenham won’t give information out about the injury, citing the player’s medical privacy, which would suggest the newspaper’s information has come from a French source close to the player.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is AddictiveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comTop Successful Single Men in Tung ChungDating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoCNBC InternationalSingapore’s Freelancers Find New Income During the Coronavirus Pandemic.CNBC InternationalUndoInstant Voice TranslatorGenius Japanese Invention Allows You To Instantly Speak 43 LanguagesInstant Voice TranslatorUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndo The full sorry picture of Hugo Lloris’ drink drive conviction became clear this week as details were relayed in court about the state of Tottenham’s goalkeeper when he was arrested.last_img read more

Twelve Ravens thoughts following fourth preseason win over Miami

first_imgWith the Ravens continuing their undefeated streak in a 27-10 win over Miami, I’ve offered a dozen thoughts, each in 50 words or less:1. A Ravens defense playing without Terrell Suggs, C.J. Mosley, Eric Weddle, Brandon Carr, and Willie Henry held the Dolphins starters to a total of two yards in the first quarter. You can debate where the high-end talent ranks compared to other teams, but this defense is extremely deep.2. Lamar Jackson had his best preseason performance, running for a touchdown and throwing for another. I was most impressed by his 33-yard completion to Tim White, a play in which he scrambled left and easily could have taken off. Seeing him keep his eyes down the field was a positive.3. Between Jackson’s improved play and a new list of health concerns entering the season, Robert Griffin III can’t be liking his roster chances as much as he did a week ago. Whether it’s with the Ravens or elsewhere, the former first-round pick has proven he belongs on an NFL roster.4. Tony Jefferson made his preseason debut, seeing 19 defensive snaps and making four tackles. After an underwhelming first season in Baltimore, Jefferson had to be itching to get out there as Chuck Clark played solid football and the now-injured rookie DeShon Elliott showed promise for the future.5. Sixth-round pick Bradley Bozeman starting at right guard suggests he may have surpassed Jermaine Eluemunor for a roster spot, but it was more interesting seeing him flip positions with starting center Matt Skura later in the first half. Center remains a real concern after the free-agent departure of Ryan Jensen.6. Stanley Jean-Baptiste is doing everything he can for a roster spot in the aftermath of Jimmy Smith’s suspension as he intercepted a pass in a second straight game. He and rookie Anthony Averett have played very well, which you don’t expect from corners so low on the depth chart.7. With Hayden Hurst out to start the season, fellow rookie Mark Andrews now has a better chance to contribute immediately. His initial response to that opportunity was a drop on a Griffin pass thrown slightly behind him and a false start on a first-and-goal from the Miami 1. Not good.8. The weak-side inside linebacker competition is trending upward after good performances from both Kenny Young and Patrick Onwuasor. My guess is we’ll continue to see a rotation early in the season, but Young will be tough to keep off the field as he gains more experience.9. Greg Senat started at left tackle and had a chance to solidify a roster spot with a decent showing, albeit against Pro Bowl defensive ends Cameron Wake and Robert Quinn. Instead, the rookie struggled early and left with a foot injury, leaving his status in question. Stay healthy, Ronnie Stanley.10. De’Lance Turner showed breakaway speed on his 65-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, but the seal delivered by Nico Siragusa and perfect trap block from Randin Crecelius were refreshing to see after uninspiring play from the reserve interior line for most of the preseason.11. It was good seeing Jordan Lasley, Janarion Grant, and White show a pulse in the receiver and returner competitions after the Indianapolis debacle. I’m not convinced Grant or White is on the verge of “winning” the return job, but I still believe the Ravens like Lasley’s potential despite his struggles.12. I agreed with the decision to rest key starters, but Joe Flacco has played 10.4 percent of the time a Ravens quarterback has lined up this preseason. Terrell Suggs has taken 23 snaps in four games. There has to be a better way without gouging fans for a bad product.last_img read more

Intel World Open brings esports to 2020 Summer Olympics

first_imgIntel has announced the Intel World Open, an esports tournament that will take place on the lead up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan.The tournament will feature Japan-based title Street Fighter V and Rocket League, with a total prize pool of $500,000 (£405,175) on the line.Image credit: IntelIntel, alongside ESL, hosted IEM PyeongChang around the time of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea. The Intel World Open appears to be taking things to an unprecedented level, however.Kit McConnell, Sports Director at IOC commented: “We are excited Intel is bringing the Intel World Open esports tournament to Japan in the lead up to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.  As we explore the engagement between esports and the Olympic Movement we are looking forward to learning from this event and continuing to engage with the passionate esports community from around the world.”The tournament will begin with open qualifiers in early 2020, with a live qualifying event in Katowice, Poland following in June. The World Open itself will take place in Tokyo on July 22nd-24th leading up to the Olympics Games.Esports Insider says: If the IEM event hosted around the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics was a test run, then this feels like the first real attempt at intertwining esports and the Olympics. It’s a great opportunity for the players – in which everyone has a chance to qualify thanks to the open format – and for esports as a whole to be put in the spotlight.ESI London 2019 – Find out morelast_img read more

Leighton Baines retires aged 35 as Everton pay tribute to club legend and former England international

first_img Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!! Real or Fake? Shark Attacks Helicopter IT’s the end of the road for Leighton Baines.The Everton club legend and former England international has announced his retirement from football at the age of 35 after 13 seasons with the Merseyside giants.Leighton Baines has announced his retirementCredit: Getty Images – GettyBaines bowed out at Goodison Park playing 20 minutes in the 3-1 defeat to Bournemouth on Sunday.The rampaging left-back appeared 420 times for the Toffees, scoring 39 times during his illustrious career.And between 2010-20, Baines played 30 times for England – scoring his only international goal against Moldova in a 2014 World Cup qualifying match.Baines joined Everton from Wigan in 2007 in a £6million deal.Carlo Ancelotti had hoped to keep the defender, who was reportedly offered a one-year deal.However, he turned down the contract and it’s believed Everton will try to keep Baines at the club with a coaching role.The Italian manager revealed: “Leighton Baines has taken this decision to stop playing, every Evertonian must be grateful to him, he is a fantastic example and had a great career.“We want to keep him at the club, his knowledge is really important.” And Everton’s fan pages on Twitter also paid tribute to their hero.“I don’t think we can thank Leighton Baines enough,” Everton Blue Army wrote.“What a genuinely quality footballer for years, who seems like a great guy, too.“He’s been a great servant for the club and it’s a travesty that he has not won a trophy with us. An Everton legend. Happy retirement, Leighton!”While Blue Nose Bob wrote: “Great servant for Everton. 420 games, his attitude was brilliant plus he was a local lad as well.Baines bowed out at Goodison Park in the 3-1 defeat to BournemouthCredit: Getty Images – Getty“Great goals, great memories & rather than put his body through mill & chase the dollar, he has decided to put his feet up & enjoy life. Great choice.”Baines says goodbye to football with a unique record.With 39 goals and a further 37 assists, he has more goal involvements than any defender in Premier League history.Everton jump ahead of Spurs in Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg transfer battle as Southampton accept £25m bid Source: Soccer – thesun.co.uk 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures!center_img Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 8 MOST DANGEROUS RAINS of All Time | TOP 10 INTERESTING Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels People Slammed By Massive Waves 4last_img read more

SPORT SHORTS

first_imgThe Lake Takanassee Race Series in West Long Branch will celebrate its 50th anniversary this summer. The series, known as “Lake Tak,” will begin its series of Monday evening races on June 30.The historic series will run for seven straight Mondays from July 7-28 and August 4-18.Each session would start at 6:30 p.m. with the boys and girls 1,500-meter runs (about a lap and a quarter around the lake).Next would be the open 5,000-meter run for runners of all ages at 6:45 pm (a little less than four times around the lake). Then there is the 5,000-meter racewalk at 6:47 p.m.Being an anniversary year, the Jersey Shore Athletic Club, which stages the series, hopes to make these “Lake Tak” races very special occasions.No advance entries are ever needed. For addition information, go online to www.shoreac.org. Items for the Sport Shorts column may be sent to tmorris@gmnews.com. Please send items at least two weeks prior to a registration deadline or tryout date.last_img read more

Guyanese Diaspora?

first_imgThe University of Guyana (UG) announced that it will host its inaugural “Diaspora Engagement Conference” from July 23-28, 2017, under the theme ‘Dreaming Diaspora Engagement, Doing Diaspora Engagement’.More specifically, it claims the Conference would provide the platform to develop a diaspora engagement strategy that would inform the work of the first “Caribbean Diaspora Engagement Centre” which will be launched during the conference.But in that statement, there are several ambiguities that need to be clarified. While the conference claims to be an “inaugural” one, it followed several engagements initiated by the new Vice Chancellor (VC) Ivelaw Griffith that also invoked the ‘diaspora’ theme. One of these was a “Renaissance Weekend” last September in New York City, to which the VC flew up with a large delegation of 13 from UG to represent the “UG Renaissance” in order to “friend and fund raise”.It would appear the idea of a “diaspora engagement” was already in the air since in the UG Magazine “Renaissance”, following the inaugural one, it was reported: “One of the bold objectives of this Renaissance project was to facilitate tangible Diaspora Support Engagement in four critical academic areas: Technology (Architecture, Civil Engineering, and Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering), Health Sciences (Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Optometry, Medical Technology), Natural Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics), and Law.”On the team’s return, the VC dubbed the trip to the diaspora a “success”, especially as it related to the above mentioned assistance and what it foreshadowed: “The Renaissance weekend in New York has set the stage for considerable financial, human capital and technical assistance to our university by providing structure to Guyanese and other nationals in the diaspora to support critical areas of need.” However, when the financial details were revealed, it turned out that while $2,019,950 was secured through contributions from the diaspora, $4,366,024 was spent on the expenses of the team. There were cries of protests from some staff, especially against the background of an increase in student fees and the presentation of UG’s largest budget ever – $5.2 billion for financial year 2017, of which $3.0 billion was earmarked for recurrent expenditure, versus $2.2 billion for capital works. The main reason for mentioning the previous expensive engagement to stimulate engagement with the diaspora is that the present “inaugural” Conference seems to have completely ignored the achievements mentioned above from the September 2016 engagement, since they relate to the core raison d’etre of UG. The attention of the VC appears to have expanded without consolidating the initial claimed gains: “the Conference will contribute to the development of diaspora policy and a framework to effectively attract direct diaspora investment and engage the diaspora in nation building.” If the “success” of the first foray into “diaspora engagement” is anything to go by, one must be concerned about this expanded initiative with three components – an academic symposium, a business forum and community engagement.This concern is heightened by the further ambiguity about exactly which “diaspora” the organisers have in mind, since the announcement speaks of establishing a “Caribbean Diaspora Engagement Centre”. The word “diaspora” means “to scatter about” and refers to people who leave their homeland and maintain some sort of identification with that homeland when they migrate, voluntarily or as in the paradigmatic Jewish instance, involuntarily to other lands.The question that arises is whether UG and its VC are targeting the “Caribbean diaspora” or the “Guyanese diaspora”. If it is the former, is it the entire Caribbean diaspora as represented, say, by the nations of Caricom, or only the Anglophone Caribbean. And even if it is the latter, is it realistic to expect Jamaicans or Bajans to become part of a group intended to spur “engagement” in, for instance, the “community engagement” component of the Conference. This, the release claimed will, “focus on building relationships with key stakeholders, such as diaspora community leaders, governments and hometown associations.”If we are not clear about our destination how will we ever get there?last_img read more