Big rig, SUV crash shut lanes of Antelope Valley Freeway

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – One person suffered minor injuries in a crash involving a big rig and an SUV on the on the northbound Antelope Valley (14) freeway, authorities said. The crash caused a diesel fuel spill that blocked lanes for around an hour. The crash occurred at just before 5 a.m. north of San Fernando Road near Santa Clarita, the CHP said. About 10 gallons of diesel fuel spilled from the big rig. At least one person was trapped inside one of the vehicles. The cause of the crash was under investigation. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Brand South Africa embraces spirit of competition

first_imgBrand South Africa research manager, Petrus de Kock, is the driving force behind the South African Competitiveness Forum.(Image: Shamin Chibba)MEDIA CONTACTS • Brand South Africa+27 11 483 0122Brand South Africa.comThe South African Competitiveness Forum was officially launched on 25 July, followed by a number of regional consultations leading up to the main event, which takes place at Gallagher Estate, Midrand, on 5 November.Dr Petrus de Kock, the research manager at Brand South Africa, is passionate about the forum and the long-term implications the event could have for the future of the nation brand. “It’s very much a consultative forum – this is a key platform for us to share knowledge and experience, but also to work together to build a stronger reputation and a competitive country to position internationally.”It has a number of key content partners, which means there will be input from many levels and sectors. The forum will include senior business delegates, ministerial officials, representatives from several government departments, and from the Top 50 companies listed on the JSE, he explains.The programme is jam-packed, with a plenary session to be opened by Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, followed by five breakaway sessions. Taking a workshop-style format, these sessions will focus on major themes, such as education, skills and labour; governance and leadership; manufacturing and related services; infrastructure; and foreign direct investment competitiveness.De Kock says the workshops will highlight the country’s reputational and competitive strengths and weaknesses. “We are looking at how we can fix problems and ways we can make the national brand even stronger.”The timing of the forum is hugely relevant, he adds. “Next year, we are celebrating 20 years of democracy [which] is very much founded and built on the concept of stakeholder input, of negotiation, of consultation, so the forum is very much a consultative platform [where] business, government and civil society can together identify the reputational strengths and competitive strengths, as well as challenges. So I think that’s unique, you know, very much as an open, public platform and what we can extract or absorb from that input into, say, our international marketing in the country.”He expects there will be much to learn from the delegates and the sessions throughout the day. “We [Brand South Africa] are not the experts at manufacturing, for example, and we will probably learn a tremendous amount about strengthening the country. I think it’s not just a talk shop; it’s very much focused on those things that we can extract and then incorporate into our operations going forward.”Brand South Africa launched the new payoff line in 2012, he explains – “Inspiring New Ways” – and the South African Competitiveness Forum is an effort by the marketing organisation to create a new kind of a platform and a new way of engaging key stakeholders, industry and the government.“The South African Competitiveness Forum is a call to all stakeholders across business, government and society to provide input and to inspire new ways of positioning the brand both domestically and internationally.”Brand South Africa will also take the opportunity to showcase a decade of creative and branding design work. “The forum aims to inspire delegates to become brand ambassadors through the exhibition of the brand and the work of Brand South Africa and through the thought- and knowledge-sharing. The forum is there as a call to stakeholders to help us to frame the picture in more detail and also to make the value proposition even stronger so that we can work towards realising the goals of the National Development Plan.”De Kock expects a fair amount of robust debate. “The forum promises to be an exciting and an engaging and probably a tough platform. As South Africans, we can engage thoroughly on issues, so I think it will be in-depth conversation … I think the experience people will have will enrich them and I hope, ultimately, that this will build more pride and patriotism and mobilise us as South Africans to work together to realise the strategic objectives that we have as a country.”The South African Competitiveness Forum takes place at Gallagher Estate in Midrand on 5 November 2013. There will be a commemorative exhibition documenting the creative and design work done by Brand South Africa in marketing the country.For more information, visit read more

Drug Diversion: Preventing Retail Pharmacy Theft

first_imgAs loss prevention professionals, we are all familiar with the nuts and bolts of running an investigation for a concealed shortage, cash register shortage, or a robbery. We have become the subject-matter experts with regard to merchandise or cash losses as well as developing an expanded role in safety.One area with which we may not be familiar, but one of growing concern, is that of prescription drug diversion. Drug diversion is the unlawful removal of prescription product from a pharmacy for personal use or sale. In short, a person is stealing prescription products. In particular, thieves focus on controlled substances.While all prescription products in the United States are regulated, controlled substances have more regulatory energy directed at them than non-controlled prescription products. It is worth noting that both types of products require a prescription in order for them to be legitimately dispensed by a pharmacist licensed in a given state.- Sponsor – Controlled substances have an abuse and addictive potential as well as a therapeutic benefit associated with them. Under the care of a prescriber and the watchful eye of a pharmacist, the benefits of this category of drug should outweigh the potential risk.While we have all heard about the “war on drugs,” prescription products are rarely mentioned. Abusers recognize prescription substances as “pure” and of known strength, unlike the illicit drug market. An addict knows that a Valium 10mg always looks the same and has the same effect on his body and mind. While he may not know that it contains 10mg of diazepam hydrochloride per tablet, he does know what to look for, as it always has the same appearance from a shape and color standpoint.On the other hand, that white powder that a different kind of addict buys is of varying degrees of purity, and dosing the substance is often a problem for them as well. There is a belief that controlled prescription drugs are not as dangerous or addictive as illicit drug substances. Nothing could be further from the truth. These pharmaceuticals have an abuse potential and an addictive nature as well.Second only to marijuana, drug diversion and prescription drug abuse is a topic of interest from a variety of aspects. Concern for the public health, undue regulatory scrutiny, and protection of assets are all valid reasons for a retailer to be concerned about this topic. Retailers with pharmacies have not always been aware of this issue and did not dedicate the proper amount of resources to this potential problem.A Reuters report cited the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University survey that showed that more Americans were abusing controlled substances than cocaine, hallucinogens, inhalants, and heroin combined. According to that same Reuters article, the number of prescription drug abusers doubled from 1992 to 2003 to nearly 15 million.When there is a market that large, someone will attempt to meet the demands. Unfortunately, the method by which they serve that market involves the unlawful removal of prescription products from a pharmacy.Why Pharmacy Personnel StealWhile an efficient model for distribution, the legitimate prescription system serves as the conduit for pharmacy theft and often at the retail level. A pharmacy technician or pharmacist may have less than the best intentions for your company’s reputation, assets, and pharmacy license.Personal Use or Personal GainThe motivation for drug diversion can be for personal use—a person likes the euphoric feelings they get from abusing the substance—or personal gain from the resale of controlled substances at street level.Generally, a pharmacist making over $100,000 per year is not stealing for the money. They are well compensated for their knowledge and expertise. Even though the pharmacist is typically not stealing for the personal profit aspect, the risks posed to your company remain great. No one would doubt that a pharmacist under the influence of a mind-altering substance is more likely to make a medication error or have a lapse of judgment than a pharmacist not under such an influence.With the efficacy and potency of modern pharmaceuticals, such conditions can be a prescription for harm or even death.Primarily, we as pharmacists have a responsibility to the health and well-being of our patients. Of secondary importance—though for the parent company, it may be of great concern—is the fact that there exists a potential for adverse publicity in the event that something along the lines of a therapeutic misadventure occurs in a company’s pharmacy. No one from pharmacy operations to loss prevention wants to see their company’s name in the headlines or on the news when the story references a rogue pharmacist misfilling a prescription under the influence of a controlled substance.This risk is different than the one presented by pharmacy technicians diverting controlled substances. While headline risk is an issue, it takes a different form with the pharmacy technician than with a pharmacist. Generally, a pharmacy technician makes substantially less than the pharmacist and is more likely motivated from a financial aspect.High Street PricesThe street values of some controlled prescription substances are astronomical even when compared to their retail prices. Unlike stolen merchandise, where the street value is characteristically less than the retail price, prescription products uniformly have street values in excess of their retail value.We know that stolen general merchandise often sells for 60 to 80 percent of its retail price. In the prescription drug world, just the opposite is true. A 100-count bottle of OxyContin 80mg, the brand name of a powerful prescription pain medication, has an average street value of about $8,000, or $80 per tablet. A 500-count bottle of hydrocodone/acetaminophen 5/500, the generic name of another prescription pain medication with multiple brand names, the most common being Vicodin, has a value of about $2,500, or $5 per tablet.Take a moment and think about the stores and merchandise in your company. Note that there are few items in a retail setting with the size of a small apple and a street value of $8,000. This approximates the size of a bottle of OxyContin. Make no mistake, these street prices are significantly higher than their corresponding retail prices when sold at a pharmacy for cash when a prescription is presented and filled by a pharmacist. Insurance co-payments also make a patient’s out-of-pocket expense even lower.Drug Diversion off Our RadarThe ease with which these highly desirable products can be removed is great. The methodologies are neither new nor innovative. Often, someone will place a bottle in a smock pocket after initially staging it away from its normal home. Sometimes a trash receptacle may be used to remove product, or an outdoor jacket serves as a method of concealment. None of these techniques should surprise us as trained investigators.What is different about prescription drug diversion is our past ignorance to the matter. A historical lack of understanding and involvement in the retail operation of our pharmacies by loss prevention makes drug diversion even more pressing in the present-day environment of an always-on news cycle and instant communication.Auburn University’s Harrison School of Pharmacy conducted a study that reported approximately 10 percent of pharmacists become chemically impaired at some point in their professional career. The University of Georgia reported that 40 percent of the pharmacists they surveyed voluntarily admitted to taking a regulated prescription substance without a prescription, and 20 percent admitted to repeated use.Taking a regulated prescription substance without a prescription is not only a violation of the state pharmacy acts and federal law, but it causes a loss of assets for our company. None of us would knowingly allow a person to remove a television, clothing, or lawn mower from our store without a purchase occurring.In the same light, we cannot ignore the issue of internal theft of prescription drugs any longer. The opportunity to divert prescription product will go unchecked unless retailers and loss prevention begin to address this problem.Questions We Should AskHere are some questions that you may want to reflect upon regarding your company and the pharmacies in your area of supervision. While each company has a different approach and methodology of generating solutions, these basic questions should spur additional thought processes within your organization.On your normal store visit, do you visit the prescription filling area? The simple act of including this area in the store visit and speaking with these folks can make your presence more visible and ensure that they come to you at the first signs of something not seeming quite right.Can you remember the last time that you had a conversation with the pharmacist in charge or a pharmacy technician? By regularly visiting with pharmacy personnel, you can look for any changes in behavior or physical appearance. The abuse of prescription drugs can be associated with extreme weight gains or losses as well as mood swings or irritability.Does your company take proactive measures, such as comparing shipments of prescription products to a store with their analogous prescription sales over the same period? This is an effective way to ensure that what was shipped is being sold or remains on the shelf via an audit.Do your operations and field LP teams have the ability to spot exceptions via the reporting mechanisms already in place? In many companies, we may have more visibility to a package of wood screws than a highly regulated, desirable, and dangerous substance like a controlled pharmaceutical product. If the answer is no, then this is an effective way to spot trends and prevent a small case from becoming a liability.Does loss prevention have a useful method of communicating the issue to the pharmacy district manager and upper management? If not, ensure that your team is involved with broadcasts and memos as well as conference calls. If you are not inserting and advancing the loss prevention agenda, who will?What educational programs are in place to help a pharmacist learn to spot drug diversion occurring from a pharmacy technician? Understand that in our professional education, now a six-year degree program in the United States, drug diversion is not a topic that has been historically discussed. Pharmacists are experts in therapeutics, drug delivery, patient counseling, and managing patient outcomes, but drug diversion and substance abuse are not given the emphasis that they rightfully deserve.Here is a great opportunity for your loss prevention team to get a place at the table and proactively educate and prevent drug diversion. Ensure that in their orientation and training these topics are addressed and that the teams understand that loss prevention is an important player in the functioning of a proper pharmacy in your company.Does your company conduct pre-employment assessment tests, background checks, and drug testing? Is the drug test the same for a cashier as it is for a pharmacy team member? If so, does it include testing and detection for the most commonly diverted prescription substances? While this may seem like common sense, it is not always the case.During the pre-employment process, do the pharmacy supervisors look for warning signs? Hiring managers should look for gaps in the resume, ask questions about people working below their educational level, and check with the state board of pharmacy to ensure that a pharmacist or pharmacy technician has a license or permit in good standing with them.This is by no means an exhaustive list of questions. This is merely a foundation from which your company can build a meaningful program to prevent and detect prescription drug diversion. As the holder of the pharmacy permit, retailers have a responsibility to ensure the safety of the general public while ensuring that the very life-giving medications we dispense are secured properly.Frequent and meaningful meetings with your states’ boards of pharmacy, as well as the Drug Enforcement Administration, help your teams understand their expectations as well as forming relationships that are beneficial to all parties. These government agencies often help to drive investigations in the event drug diversion is uncovered. A partnership with these regulatory agencies provides valuable insight and resources.The knowledge base that these governmental agencies possess is industry-wide. There can be distinct differences in drugs of abuse across geographic regions. For example, in the Houston, TX area, promethazine with codeine, the generic name of a cough syrup with a brand name of Phenergan with codeine, is popular. On the other hand, the OxyContin abuse phenomenon was first widely noticed in the northeastern United StatesIt is of great importance that a data-mining tool be robust enough to drill down to the item level, known as national drug code or NDC, by store in order to detect such trends. Pharmacy diversion investigators have to be able to distinguish between an anomaly and a legitimate trend.Drug Diversion TrendsIt does not appear that the trend of an increase in prescription drug abuse is going away anytime soon. One possible consequence of increased vigilance on the controlled substance prescription products is that we may see an increase in non-controlled prescription drug diversion.A Growing DemandPharmaceutical manufacturers have been hard at work developing new miracle drugs for the market. Some of these substances have high retail prices associated with them.There are also drugs that are viewed as recreational in nature. Ads for Cialis, Levitra, and Viagra have certainly helped raise the curiosity of the public. Pharmaceutical manufacturers would not be advertising their products if this were not working for them from a financial point of view.It would not take any of us too long to think about the times we have watched, heard, or read the news recently and heard a health-related story in which a reference to a prescription product occurred. The criminal element also sees and hears these ads and news stories and knows that there is another market for these substances. Companies should remain aware of trends in advertising and health-related stories and mine the data surrounding these products.There are also maintenance drugs that lower cholesterol, improve asthma symptoms, or help a person boost their quality of life when they have HIV/AIDS. Many of these drugs required the manufacturers to devote millions of dollars in research and development. As a result, they often have a  sizable retail price associated with them. The potential for drug diversion exists with these items as well.Educating Pharmacists on Drug DiversionSchools of pharmacy are getting better about educating their students about this industry problem. We have delivered lectures to various schools of pharmacy throughout the United States on this topic. Our hope is to educate future pharmacists about this subject so that when they are on the front lines, they can help mitigate the risk.An additional benefit is that pharmacy students get to hear that retailers take this problem seriously and have dedicated resources to detecting and preventing drug diversion. A student who was thinking that retail would be an easy way to divert prescription product may think twice about their career choice. By letting students know about our programs on the front-side, we also attract a future pharmacist who knows that we are dedicated to their profession from a wide variety of aspects.Graduating pharmacy students have many job choices awaiting them. Most have jobs lined up with a high salary and signing bonus well in advance of their graduation. In fact, according to the Pharmacy Times, a 2015 survey of 17 pharmacy schools found that 95 percent of job-seeking graduates were employed.Students know that their skills are in high demand and employers are responding to the market forces that drive salaries and workplace environments. A company would be wise to view these lectures as an opportunity to educate and attract students to help fill their workforce requirements.A Call to ActionIt is clear that drug diversion is a legitimate concern of the pharmaceutical profession as well as to loss prevention professionals within companies that have pharmacies. In the past, few resources were dedicated to this issue. Many companies are realizing that they can no longer do business in this fashion.Potential risks exist not only for the health and well-being of the patients who use the pharmacy, but the public in the communities we serve. The other risk is that of negative headline exposure.If we ensure that our companies take action on the aforementioned steps, we can help reduce a problem hitherto neglected. Our responsibilities are to ensure that the leadership of our various companies is educated on this issue and dedicates the proper amount of resources to this issue.We can no longer sit idly by and wait to be called upon to clean up after the fact. Loss prevention needs to be a part of the vanguard on this issue that affects not only retail but also society as a whole.This article was published in 2006 and was updated October 9, 2017. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Technology: On the Edge of Breakthrough in 2019

first_imgRobot Dexterity – Industrial robots are getting better at picking up, grasping and manipulating arbitrary objects. New-Generation Nuclear – Advances in fusion and fission reactors are leading to realizing safer and cheaper nuclear energy Predicting Premature Babies – Tests of genetic material from blood samples will help predict women at risk to giving premature birth. Swallowable Body Probes – Noninvasive probes to detect diseases, like EED, in the digestion system.Custom Cancer Vaccines – Personalized vaccines that can trigger the immune system to prevent and destroy cancer tumors. Lab-grown Meat at Scale – Meat raised in the lab in an environmentally friendly way. Carbon Dioxide Vacuum – Techniques to suck and clean carbon-dioxide greenhouse emissions from the air. ECG Monitoriing Wristwatches – More advanced fitness trackers will be able to better monitor vital signs Sewerless Toilets – Toilets that dispose of and treat waste without dumping wastes into sewers. More Conversant AI Assistants – Natural Language Processing Advances will make digital assistants smarter and easier to communicate with. Bill Gates recently presented the top 10 technologies for MIT Technology Review that have been simmering for some time and are edging toward major breakthroughs in the very near term.last_img read more

Security X Privacy: Introduction

first_imgI’ve been working in Information Security for about three years, primarily focused on three domains: secure product development, security technology development, and defining the context for full security solutions.The security landscape continues to change rapidly. Threats are increasing  while local regulatory requirements are having world-wide impact.  Dissecting this landscape requires clear and innovative thinking.Personally, I’ve found that the discipline writing down thoughts and ideas forces a higher level of clarity. Blogging, with the prescription for clear sentences, is ideal. And social media provides an opportunity for quick feedback. It’s like “science-ing” the #$%^ out of them.” Throw something out as a hypothesis. If it’s bad, ideally people will quickly let you know (in a constructive way) where the flaws are. So we’ll see how this goes.I’m calling this blog series [Security × Privacy] “security cross privacy” for a very simple reason. Most people tend to think of security or privacy as kinds of measurable “scalar” quantities, i.e. something you have or don’t have to varying degree. But, for any number of reasons, that view point is naive. For instance, are you more or less secure with a password that is so long and convoluted you can only remember it by writing it down? It’s hard to say without understanding the (multifold) threats you’re trying to mitigate. Security and privacy are not a single number, but a rich space. You may be secure against some attacks (like computer generated guesses) but completely defenseless against someone standing in your office reading the sticky note on your wall.My latest idea (or hypothesis) is that security and privacy are really more like a “vector space” comprised of multiple components. Each has multiple independent components and it is only through looking at the intersection (or interaction) of these components that we can get a complete picture.The intention for [Security × Privacy] is to look at various perspectives of security and privacy in a multidimensional context; a kind of “cross product” of capability against a vector space of threats and requirements.For a first foray, I’d like to share some thinking I’ve had recently about privacy. We all sort of intuitively understand what privacy is: the protection of sensitive personal information. You want privacy when you speak on the phone about sensitive financial information with your banker, but feel totally protected if the person sitting next to you in a coffee shop overhears a conversation about a shopping list.But, this is just a jumping off point – and where things get interesting. What constitutes “sensitive information?” And what exactly am I “protected” from?Where this becomes hard is that information you may not think is important can be used to deduce things that are important. The apocryphal story from 2012 of Target figuring out a teen was pregnant before her father did is one example.Another more recent example relates to the GPS devices in your car or cell phone. A recent kaggle competition demonstrated that individual drivers could be identified by the telematics from a GPS unit with almost 98% accuracy. Data from a GPS device in your car can tell not only where you are going, but also who is driving.Why do these matter? Because these issues lie in the domains of information security and privacy. There is no one “quality” that describes what constitutes security and privacy here. What information in the above cases is defined as confidential?  What control did the person have over the information? Did they fully understand the full context? What were the intended versus unintended or possibly detrimental outcomes?In the case of the Target outcome, personally sensitive information was deduced from seemingly benign shopping patterns. In the case of the GPS data, while the data about the location and speed of the car is assumed anonymous, in fact the identity of individual drivers can be deduced. In both cases these outcomes may or may not be unknown to the user, and depending on the context, have desirable intended consequences, but also unintended consequences.Let’s explore these together!last_img read more

Shivendra Singh is ready to cast a spell

first_imgHe is one of the most experienced members of the Indian team, and Shivendra Singh wants to make it count at the London Olympics.The forward with a signature salute to the crowd after scoring goals will need to be at his sharpest if India is to make their presence felt among the elite in world hockey.”I am very happy with the state of my game right now. I am regularly among the top two goal scorers for my team over the last few tournaments,” Shivendra told Mail Today before the team left for the European tour ahead of the Olympics.”We have had good preparation and are very much motivated. The European tour is crucial. We will play some top teams and it will help the new boys to get used to the pressure of playing big matches.”While chief coach Michael Nobbs is on record saying that a top-six finish in London would be a creditable effort, Shivendra is aiming higher.”The confidence among the players in very high and we are targeting a medal,” he said. “We have had some good results over the last few months and we have consistently done well. We have made all-round improvement.”When Shivendra plays well, India flourishes. The team is not the same in his absence. That’s why the team management protested vehemently when he was banned for two games during the 2010 World Cup for accidentally hitting a Pakistani player.With Nobbs and exercise physiotherapist David John at the helm, the team has hit an upward curve. The fitness and endurance is the most visible aspect of the improvement.advertisement”We have not conceded lastminute goals; in fact, we have scored last minute goals. We like playing aggressive hockey and that is why we have been doing well,” the forward felt.After India qualified for the Olympics in February, Shivendra worked hard to get into the right groove.”I was not getting the goals in the qualifiers but I think I have got my touch back. I saw the videos of the qualifiers and tried to correct the mistakes. My technique has also improved,” Shivendra, who was part of the goldwinning Indian team at the 2007 Asia Cup and 2010 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, said.He was part of the team that failed to secure Olympic qualification four years ago in Chile, and making it to London was personal redemption for him.”I really wanted to get to the Olympics this time. Who knows where we would be in four years’ time. We were determined to learn from our mistakes.”Talking about the task at the Olympics, Shivendra said India had a good penalty corner battery with dragflickers Sandeep Singh and VR Raghunath being in great form. He wanted the team to capitalise on this strength.”Scoring field goals is never easy, and if you are a fraction of a second late then you will miss it. Your positioning has to be right,” the Uttar Pradesh player said.The Indian squad, Shivendra felt, had the right mix of youth and experience.”There are only two players in our squad – Sandeep and Ignace Tirkey – with Olympic experience. The team has several youngsters but that is not a concern for us. They are capable of taking the pressure and shine on the big stage. Wherever necessary, seniors like me will do our best to guide them. We are not feeling any pressure. We just want to get to London for the Olympics to begin,” he added.last_img read more

Cavani equals Zlatan record as PSG’s top scorer

first_imgPSG VIDEO: Cavani equals Ibrahimovic record with 156th strike for PSG Goal Last updated 1 year ago 05:06 1/18/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Edinson Cavani Paris Saint-Germain Dijon Christophe Simon PSG Zlatan Ibrahimović PSG v Dijon Dijon Ligue 1 Videos The Uruguay international nodded in his 156th goal for the Parisian club, putting him level with the Swedish star Edinson Cavani has equalled Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s record of 156 goals for Paris Saint-Germain in all competitions.The Uruguay international headed in an Angel Di Maria cross during the first half of PSG’s Ligue 1 tie against Dijon on Wednesday evening, giving Unai Emery’s side a 3-0 lead following an early Di Maria double. Neymar stole the show from that point on, scoring four goals as PSG rolled to an 8-0 triumph, with Kylian Mbappe also on the scoresheet.Cavani’s strike moved him further into the lead in the goalscoring rankings in the French top flight, taking him to the 20-goal mark — four more than his closest rival for the accolade, Monaco’s Radamel Falcao. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player History!Edinson Cavani has equalled Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s record as PSG’s all-time top goalscorer with his 156th strike. — Goal (@goal) January 17, 2018 Cavani and Ibrahimovic head a list of iconic figures in PSG’s all-time scoring charts, with former Portugal international Pauleta behind the pair with 109 goals.The only other player to have hit the 100-mark for the capital club is Dominique Rocheteau, the former France winger who enjoyed a prolific seven-season spell with the club during the 1980s.Ibrahimovic and Cavani are also tied for the most goals scored in a single match, the former hitting four goals against both Anderlecht in 2013 and Troyes in 2016, with the latter matching the feat during a Ligue 1 tie with Caen in September 2016.last_img read more

10 months agoBVB, Liverpool target Hazard focused solely on Gladbach

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say BVB, Liverpool target Hazard focused solely on Gladbachby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveThorgan Hazard says he is fully focused on Borussia Monchengladbach.The Belgium international is currently being tracked by Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool.He told Monchengladbach’s official website: “Max Eberl [director of sport] and I spoke before the winter break and I confirmed that the only important thing for me right now is that I can help our team here to be successful.”Max knows that my head is here at Borussia and I am fully concentrated on my job here.”I am not considering a transfer right now.”I cannot say what will happen after the end of this season. I may possibly extend my contract as I’m very happy here and family are also settled.”Max and I will speak about this when it is the right time.” last_img read more

Video: Georgia Defensive Lineman Trenton Thompson Clears A 42-Inch Box Jump With Ease

first_imgGeorgia's football team running onto the field.ATHENS, GA – NOVEMBER 12: The Georgia Bulldogs enter the field to face the Auburn Tigers at Sanford Stadium on November 12, 2011 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)At 6-foot-4, 307 pounds, Georgia defensive tackle Trenton Thompson doesn’t seem like someone who should be able to clear a 42-inch box jump with relative ease, but the big man has some serious athleticism. In a video recorded by strength and conditioning coach Aaron Feld, Thompson makes the jump from sitting on a bench. That’s some serious explosion.Big Trent got hops! #GoDawgs Video via- Aaron FeldA video posted by DawgsOnTop (@dawgsontop) on Feb 29, 2016 at 3:04pm PSTSome of the smaller Dawgs did the same on the 48-inch box jump.Gonna have to change his name to Human Pogo Stick, 48″ Box jump, no sweat for @_CRADICULOUS. @coach_sinclair #ATD— Aaron Feld (@coachfeld) February 29, 2016Several guys the 48″ Box. @LCarter_25, @_CRADICULOUS, @FourTheGame, and Dom Sanders. @coach_sinclair #ATD #bunnies— Aaron Feld (@coachfeld) February 29, 2016@StevenVanTiflin @_AyeeLilWuan @TrentJolly78 @Greyson_Lambert @tanstumpey @RidleyCa competing today! @coach_sinclair— Aaron Feld (@coachfeld) February 29, 2016…and then we have a few guys clearing 54 inches.@WillyCinthacut @LuxuryLife1K @iAMPrinceMauger @ReggieD25 Hitting them high boxes @coach_sinclair #ATD— Aaron Feld (@coachfeld) February 29, 2016Well, we’re impressed.[Field Street Forum]last_img read more

ArtsPost getting residents to Paint A Hard Hat to show support for

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The ArtsPost in Fort St. John has launched a new artsy initiative for residents to show their support for pipelines and other resource-based economic drivers in Northern B.C.From now until May 17th, the ArtsPost will be giving away free hard hats for residents to paint in order to show their support for the oil and gas, and other northern industries. After May 6th, the hard hats will also be available to pick up at Peace Gallery North in the NPCC.Some of the hard hats available at the Artsport for the Paint A Hard Hat program. Photo by John Luke Kieper. The Artspost is asking residents to paint their hard hats and then bring them back to the Art Gallery by May 17th. Then on May 19th, the Gallery will be hosting a free toast event to the pipeline, hosted by the Fort St. John Arts Council and AAA Safety.Supplied photoTo help give residents some inspiration with their painting, the ArtsPost will be putting on a Free Paint Day this Saturday, May 5th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Tanya Shymko will be giving attendees some help with their painting, while providing hard hats, paints, and instruction for free.For more information, contact the ArtsPost at (250) 787-2781, or email read more