Jasmine Dooney & Bourke Bags Available in Parks and Online

first_imgFoldover crossbody, $178.00Satchel, $228.00The large tote is priced at $298.00. But remember that you may qualify for discounts if you’re an annual passholder, DVC member, or use a Disney Visa card. Always ask at the register. What do you think of these new bags? Will you add one to your Dooney & Bourke collection? Or are they not your cup of tea? Let us know in the comments. Photos: Christina Harrison Share This!There’s a new collection of Jasmine themed Dooney & Bourke bags available in the Disney Parks and on shopDisney.com. We found ours at Uptown Jewelers on Main Street in the Magic Kingdom, but they will be available in many locations. last_img read more

In bold new step, Dutch science academy holds women-only elections

first_imgBecause most academies grant membership for life, their existing makeup partly reflects past biases. Among current members of the Dutch academy who are below the retirement age (fewer than half the total), women have better representation, at 24%. At NAS, about a quarter of newly elected members are women as well, McNutt says.One common approach to redressing the disparity, championed by the late Ralph Cicerone, McNutt’s predecessor at NAS, is to find more qualified women to nominate, then have them compete in the regular election process. But Van Dijck, herself the first female president in KNAW’s 208-year history, says the Dutch academy wants to move faster. The idea for special elections came from two male board members, she says: “I can’t claim credit but I embraced it lovingly.”The plan “does not come at men’s expense,” Van Dijck stresses, because regular election rounds, which allow 16 members annually into the pinnacle of Dutch academe, will continue. The proposal was approved by a 73% majority during an academy-wide vote earlier this year.“I think it’s truly remarkable. I know of no similar example in any academy,” says social anthropologist Frances Henry, an emeritus professor of York University in Toronto, Canada, who co-authored this year’s survey. Henry applauds KNAW’s plan. “If you want to move women forward, you have to provide the extra space,” Henry says. “Otherwise, we’re going to sit here for another two generations.” AMSTERDAM—Sorry guys—this time it’s women only. That’s the message the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) here has for male researchers during two special elections. In order to reduce its perpetual gender imbalance—87% of its 556 members are men—the academy seeks to recruit 10 new members in 2017 and six more in 2018, all female.It’s about as bold a step as any science academy has taken to address the underrepresentation of women—and for some it raises concerns. “I don’t think we would do that,” says Marcia McNutt, a geophysicist who became the first female president of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in Washington, D.C., earlier this year. “Other people might feel that women elected this way somehow did not meet the same standards as their male counterparts, or even other women elected through the regular process,” McNutt says. But KNAW President José van Dijck says the process will be “just as rigorous as always.” I think it’s truly remarkable. I know of no similar example in any academy.Frances Henry, York UniversityKNAW’s headquarters, a palatial 17th century mansion on one of Amsterdam’s oldest canals, is hardly the only bastion of male power among science academies. A study based on data from 2013 and 2014, published in February by the Academy of Science of South Africa and the InterAcademy Partnership, found that only 12% of the members of 63 academies surveyed worldwide were women. NAS, like KNAW, had about 13%, although McNutt says the number today is 15.4%. The German and U.K. academies came in at 10% and 6%, respectively, whereas Cuba topped the list with 27%. 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10 months agoMan City management make January market decision

first_imgMan City management make January market decisionby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City are willing to go through January without adding to Pep Guardiola’s squad.Last season’s champions City have fallen behind the Reds in this season’s title race after losing two games on the bounce against Crystal Palace and Leicester City respectively.But The Times says City have no plans to enter the transfer market when it opens next week.Both Guardiola and the Citizens board believe they can catch Liverpool and retain their Premier League crown. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoSouthampton defender Maya Yoshida: I think we missed a huge opportunity

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Southampton defender Maya Yoshida: I think we missed a huge opportunityby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton defender Maya Yoshida felt they missed a huge opportunity to capitalise on a ten-man Spurs after the 2-1 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.Saints found themselves on level terms after Danny Ings pounced on a Hugo Lloris mistake to equalise against a Spurs side who were down to ten men from the 31st minute.But the hosts soon went back in front, and Saints were unable to break them down for a second time after the interval, with Yoshida denied by a stunning Lloris save from the pick of the chances.“I think we missed a huge opportunity to win against a big team today,” the defender said.“Obviously it’s a huge disappointment for myself, but if we have the chance we have to take it, otherwise it will get more difficult.“After Aurier was sent off, we were too passive. We have to be much more aggressive, and after we conceded the second goal in a sloppy way, it became more difficult for us.“In the second half, we needed more creativity in the attacking third. They defended very well, but for myself, I needed to score from the corner kick.“Again, there was an opportunity and we couldn’t take it. Now it’s a really difficult situation for ourselves, but we cannot look behind us too much.“It’s another important game against Chelsea next week, so we’ll focus on that and keep going.” last_img read more

In a plot twist Spirit tops US airlines in ontime arrivals

first_imgDALLAS — Spirit Airlines tops the latest ratings for on-time flights, a stunning turnaround for a discount carrier that consistently ranked as the tardiest airline in America three years ago.The Transportation Department said Friday that 89 per cent of Spirit’s flights in October arrived on time, putting Spirit just ahead of frequent winner Hawaiian Airlines and Delta.It’s the first time the Miramar, Florida-based carrier has topped the rankings. It finished second in November 2017.Spirit had the worst on-time performance every month but one between May 2015 and May 2016. Since then, Spirit has added room in its schedule, reduced red-eye flights and increased the number of pilots who can be called in on short notice.The government counts a flight on time if it arrives within 14 minutes of schedule.David Koenig, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Brazils Ugly Win Didnt Change Its Prospects All That Much

Brazil defeated Croatia 3-1 in the opening match of the World Cup on Thursday — while looking about as bad as it could while winning by that scoreline. Its go-ahead goal came on a penalty kick following a dubious call by referee Yuichi Nishimura. Its third goal perhaps ought to have been stopped by Croatian goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa. And the one it conceded was an own goal by Marcelo.FiveThirtyEight’s World Cup forecasts have been updated to reflect the results of the match, as they will be at the conclusion of each game. The projections don’t account for style points — it’s the scoreline that matters — so Brazil won’t be harmed by winning ugly.A bit more about how these updates work in a moment, but one soccer-related thought first. Some of Brazil’s edge — it had an 88 percent chance of beating Croatia in our pre-match predictions — was because of home-field advantage. Some of that advantage, as Tobias Moskowitz and Jon Wertheim have found, comes because home teams are more likely to benefit from refereeing decisions. Soccer has an especially large home-field advantage, in part because the officiating plays such a large role in the sport, especially in calling penalties and issuing red cards. Would Nishimura have made that (mistaken) penalty call had the game been played in Dubrovnik, rather than Sao Paulo? We’ll never know for sure, but the odds say it’s less likely.Back to our forecasts: Technically speaking, there are two programs that our colleagues at ESPN Stats & Info run to generate our World Cup forecasts. One program is a match simulator that plays out the results of the rest of the tournament 10,000 times. The other is the Soccer Power Index algorithm itself, which informs the match simulator’s estimate of how strong each team is.We’ll be running the match simulator at the end of each game (there will usually be a lag of 20 to 30 minutes before we get the new results on the site). However, the Soccer Power Index (SPI) program, which is computationally intensive, runs only once per day, overnight after all games have concluded.I’ll explain why this distinction matters by asking you to imagine that Brazil had drawn 1-1 with Croatia, rather than pulling out the win. This would hurt Brazil in two ways: First, it would increase the odds that it would fail to advance from its group. (Granted, Brazil’s odds would still be very high.) That change would be reflected immediately in our forecasts based on the match simulator.But a draw would also have lowered SPI’s estimate of Brazil’s strength. (SPI rates recent matches heavily, and it regards Brazil very highly, so a draw might have had a fair amount of impact.) That change, however, would not be reflected until our overnight update.There are also some other, more subtle things that can go on with SPI in the overnight updates. It’s learning more about which players a team has in its starting lineup, which reflects the player-rating component of the model. It also learns more about the relative strength of the continents. A draw for Brazil, for instance, would have (very slightly) lowered SPI’s estimate of the chances for Argentina, Colombia, and so forth, as the match would represent one data point showing that South America was not quite as strong as assumed.As far as the actual scoreline goes — Brazil 3, Croatia 1 — it won’t do much to improve SPI’s view on Brazil, either, since SPI had Brazil winning against Croatia by slightly more than two goals on average.Based on the results of the match simulator, however, Brazil’s odds of advancing from Group A have risen to 99.8 percent from 99.3 percent before the match. It’s usually not worth sweating the decimal places since there can sometimes be noise introduced by the match simulator — 10,000 simulations is a lot, but not enough to entirely remove the margin of error. In this case, however, the match simulator is just pointing out the obvious: It was going to be really hard for Brazil to fail to advance, and it will be even harder now that it’s picked up three points.How much were Croatia’s advancement odds hurt? They weren’t, actually — instead, they rose slightly to 37.5 percent from 36.6 percent. Some of this probably reflects the statistical noise that I referred to earlier. However, there is one way in which the match helped Croatia: Losing to Brazil by only two goals is not such a bad result. Mexico and Cameroon, the other two teams in Group A, could lose to Brazil by larger margins. In fact, SPI has Mexico as a 2.6-goal underdog, and Cameroon as a 3.2-goal underdog. That could make a difference if the second advancement position from Group A comes down to a tiebreaker based on goal differential, as it might. And FIFA’s next tiebreaker is based on goals scored, so losing 3-1 is better than losing 2-0. I doubt the Croats will be happy with the result of Thursday’s game, however. read more

How the Ohio State baseball team passes the time during rain delays

Rain delays are a big part of baseball, and the Ohio State baseball team was reminded of that this past weekend. During rain-outs, the players have to keep themselves entertained, and the Buckeyes have a few preferred pastimes they use while waiting to participate in America’s pastime. A game can be delayed when rain causes low visibility for players, the field isn’t playable due to pooling or standing water or if there is lightning in the area, according to the Major League Baseball rule book. The umpires at the games make rulings about rain delays. Delayed games might be resumed when the weather improves to the umpires’ liking, or the field is cleared of water, but are canceled and can be made up in a doubleheader if the problem persists. The OSU baseball team had two games postponed due to rain. The most recent weather-related interruption in the Buckeyes’ schedule occurred Saturday when OSU’s afternoon game against Nebraksa was rained out and rescheduled for Sunday as part of a doubleheader. OSU lost both games, 5-4, and 17-9, respectively, and lost the series, 2-1. The Buckeyes also had seven games rained-out and cancelled last season. Buckeye players said no one has done anything comparable to the viral videos of minor-leaguers jousting or holding a dance competition, but they like to have fun during weather delays. “We haven’t had any jousting, but we had our manager slide across the turf when it was raining,” said senior outfielder Dave Corna. “But for the most part, we’re just fooling around and staying loose.” Senior pitcher Andrew Armstrong said the Buckeyes haven’t had a chance to bust out anything too crazy since there’s only been one rain delay. Armstrong also said as a team, they like to stay relaxed during delays before and during games. “It all really depends on what you feel like doing,” Armstrong said. “Some guys like to have fun and do stuff. We’ll go and play two-ball, a practice game or we’ll watch TV. It depends on the mood of the game. Like, if we’re losing probably not a lot, but if it’s before the game we’ll just have fun.” Players said they like to stay relaxed during the delays in the middle of games, but coach Greg Beals said the players tend to keep working as well. “You try to keep it loose,” Beals said. “Some guys will go in (to the team clubhouse) and play cards or play XBOX, and some guys will even hit in the batting cages. Other guys will just sit in the dugout and play the name game. A bunch of different stuff goes on.” Beals said his team is full of guys with lots of personality, but the fun will stay in-house when the tarp is rolled out onto the field because of rain. “We’ve got some good characters in our club, but we’re not the type to go out on stage and do it,” Beals said. “We’ll keep it in the clubhouse.” read more

DEMA announces Marine Town Hall Meetings

first_img We can eat Nassau Grouper legally, soon Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Climate Change blamed for seawater woes in Grand Turk Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 06 May 2015 – Four town hall meetings coming as the Department of Maritime of Affairs begins to entertain public debate on ten contentious and critical environmental issues. The list will ask how residents feel about the ban on pelagic long line fishing… how it feels about a special licencing requirement for trap boats carrying more than 20 traps, including registration, reporting and trap placement restrictions; what are thoughts on a minimum and maximum size restriction for the Nassau Grouper; whether there should also be a minimum size for some Snappers, bonefish and whether there should be a ban on gill nets. There will be a fielding of ideas on regulations for Stone Crab, whether there should be a ban on taking Sea Cucumbers, commercial export of Sharks and Stingrays and a review of the laws governing Lionfish. The town meetings begin this Friday May 8th at the Five Cays Community Center at 7pm; South Caicos is on Monday at the DEMA office at 7pm; Tuesday May 12th for North Caicos at the Adelaide Omelar Primary and next week Friday it will be Grand Turk’s turn at Dillon Hall at 7pm. Emergency action in Grand Turk due to sea surges Recommended for you Related Items:dema, nassau grouper, town hall meetinglast_img read more

Griezmann takes one more step towards the Ballon dOr

first_imgWith Atletico Madrid’s victory against Dortmund, along came Antoine Griezmann’s stellar performance and another claim for the Ballon d’Or.There is no doubt that the Champions League is the ideal tournament for players like Saul Ñiguez and Antoine Griezmann, both of them scored this Tuesday against Borussia Dortmund and proved that Atletico Madrid isn’t dead yet.The ultimate goal this season is the grand final at the Metropolitano, a stadium that witnessed how the Colchoneros were reborn after the appalling 4-0 defeat in Dortmund a couple of weeks ago.The whole race for the Ballon d’Or is entering the final stages of the year, as the ceremony approaches there are two players who seem fit to get the award and Luka Modric isn’t one of them.The most obvious choices right now are only Cristiano Ronaldo and Antoine Griezmann, both players kept the highest level of competition throughout most of 2018 and they both seem to be the obvious choices for all the voters who will have a chance to select the next Ballon d’Or.There are very few other players who can be considered for the award, maybe Modric will get a few votes as Kylian Mbappé also will. But the final race will be between the Frenchman and Cristiano.Antoine Griezmann Damas y caballeros pic.twitter.com/BLHF935tqp— Antoine Griezmann Pics (@griezpics) November 6, 2018In a World Cup year, the reality is that a player from France is the obvious choice after last summer’s success from Les Bleus. The problem here has a name, it’s obviously Cristiano Ronaldo.The Portuguese forward has proved repeatedly that he is even above Lionel Messi during the last couple of years, he has won more trophies and been more important for his squads without question.After moving to Juventus during the summer, Ronaldo proved once again that he is the one who wins the matches as he already got the whole Serie A fanbase in his pocket through incredible performances week after week.But Griezmann isn’t too far behind with night like the one he just had against Borussia Dortmund this Tuesday.The sum of his whole year can actually be described with the whole play in which he scored his goal against the German squad.As he received the ball from Thomas Partey, the French star had a Dortmund defender on top of him and he managed to endure the complicated marking throughout the moments that took him to release a well-placed strike without ever giving up.borussia dortmund, marco reus, jadon sancho, paco alcacerReport: Dortmund hammer four past Leverkusen George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund put four past Bayer Leverkusen.Borussia Dortmund leapfrogged Bayern Munich to claim second place in the Bundesliga. After handing out a 4-0 thrashing of…Never surrendering to the obstacles, that’s what Griezmann’s year has been all about.¡La joyita que nos regaló Griezmann!Así fue el gran gol que el francés marcó en #CHAMPIONSxESPN ante el Borussia Dortmund 👇 pic.twitter.com/UU5pumhxnA— Sportscenter en español (@SportsCenter_nt) November 6, 2018After the 2-0 result against Dortmund, Griezmann was questioned about the Ballon d’Or and his response proved that he finally learned to not give the subject a lot of importance.“I really don’t know anything about that, all I care is about enjoy and play football. Nights like today are the ones that give me the joy of playing for this club,” said Griezmann via Diario AS.“Maybe today’s performance gives me points for the award, the Champions League is very important for that and people talk about it a lot.”“I mean, who doesn’t want to win the Ballon d’Or, right? I believe every player dreams of winning the award, everybody has this prize in his head.”“It’s better for everybody if I score goals, but today was more important to offer a different image from the one we gave in Dortmund, that match really scarred us.”“We really wanted to prove a point tonight, we did a great job and the ones who got in as substitutes did a fantastic work. This is the path we should follow.””Les teníamos muchas ganas por el palo que nos dieron en Alemania. Hemos aprendido de nuestros errores. Teníamos muchos lesionados, pero el grupo ha respondido perfectamente. Esto es el Atleti”. Antoine Griezmann. #ChampionsMLC pic.twitter.com/KkZ9iLIQNO— #Vamos de Movistar+ (@vamos) November 6, 2018Who do you think will win the Ballon d’Or this year, Griezmann or Ronaldo? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more