For King & Country to release Christmas album ‘A Drummer Boy Christmas’ in October

first_imgFor King & Country will release their first ever full-length Christmas album ‘A Drummer Boy Christmas’ on 30th October 2020. Comprising brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone, For King & Country have teamed up with executive producer Aqualung (Matt Hales) for the album, which was orchestrally arranged by Davide Rossi of Coldplay fame. The album was produced by Tedd T. and For King & Country and co-produced by Benjamin Backus. “The miracle of Christmas captivated us long ago and has been laced into the DNA of the band. We felt it was the imperfectly perfect time for us to do our small part in telling the story of the redemption that Christmas offers to all of us. So, bake those chocolate chip cookies, make a little hot chocolate, strike up that cozy fire, and let us take you on a 44 minute and 49 second musical Christmas journey to celebrate the greatest story the world has ever known!”center_img ‘A Drummer Boy Christmas’ includes 13 tracks and features two original Christmas songs entitled ‘Heavenly Hosts’ and an emotionally moving ballad from Joseph’s perspective ‘A Carol of Joseph.’  For King & Country’s most recent multi-week No. 1 hit, ‘Together’ (feat. Kirk Franklin and Tori Kelly) has climbed into the Top 25 on the mainstream Hot AC chart. They have also celebrated hitting one billion total on-demand streams.last_img read more

Over 50 Laurent Gbagbo allies return from exile

first_imgMore than 50 allies of former Cote d’Ivoire president Laurent Gbagbo have returned home after more than eight years in exile in neighbouring Ghana.The move comes following a recent amnesty law in Cote d’Ivoire, as well as the recent acquittal of Gbagbo at the International criminal Court (ICC), where conditions for his release will be decided on Friday.Former first lady Simon Gbagbo joined large crowds in Abidjan to welcome six former ministers of Gbagbo’s reign and dozens of his allies who had fled to Ghana after the disputed 2010 presidential election.Gbagbo refused to concede defeat in that vote, sparking violent clashes between forces loyal to him and those loyal to current President Alassane Ouattara.More than 3,000 people were killed in the post-election violence, with tens of thousands forced to flee their homes.The return of Gbagbo’s allies to Cote d’Ivoire was coordinated by the UN’s refugee agency, which is attempting to bring back more than 20,000 Ivorians in exile.It is part of reconciliation efforts led by current president.President Ouattara last year pardoned 800 people – a step that angered some human rights activists who say they could entrench widespread impunity.Cote d’Ivoire is scheduled to hold its elections next year, and the release of Gbagbo – if confirmed – may have a huge impact in that vote.Related Laurent Gbagbo return home after five-year exile Mali’s ex-president to return from exilecenter_img Gbagbo daughter says former president intends to return to Cote D’Ivorielast_img read more

ETS-Lindgren Introduces New Software Driver Support for L3-Narda EMI Receivers

first_imgMeasurement solutions expert, ETS-Lindgren, has introduced the new TILE! driver to support L3 NARDA’s PMM 9010 Series EMI Receivers. This expands the use of TILE!, ETS Lindgren’s popular Total Integrated Lab Environment software, for performing automated EMC tests in corporate, commercial and government test laboratories.TILE! is a dynamic tool that continuously evolves to meet users’ needs. With no brand preference on EMC test instrumentation, it easily accommodates a customer request to add a new instrumentation driver to its suite of instrumentation. Customers in the TILE! maintenance program can utilize this new driver immediately as a benefit of being a member of the maintenance program.ETS worked with L3 Technologies-Narda Safety Test Solutions to develop the new driver for TILE! to support their PMM 9010 Series EMI Receivers. The goal with TILE! is to support a wide variety of existing and new instrumentation so users can benefit from the convenience of having one software solution for their test requirements. ETS currently supports over 1,600 drivers and is happy to add one more. According to L3 Narda, with the newly released TILE driver support for the PMM 9010 Series EMI Receivers, customers can make full CISPR 16-1-1 compliance tests from 9 kHz up to 18 GHz and full MIL-STD compliance tests starting at 10 Hz.Click here to know about ETS-Lindgren’s educational courses on TILE! to increase automated testing productivity. New features of TILE! will be shared at these courses, including a review of the new drivers added.last_img read more

Wi-Fi 6 Devices to Drive Growth in the Consumer Premises Equipment Market

first_imgAccording to ABI Research the Wi-Fi CPE (Consumer Premises Equipment) market which includes routers, gateways, whole-home mesh systems, access points, and Wi-Fi extenders will ship 221 million units in 2019. This demand for CPE Equipment is a result of the increasing worldwide broadband penetration, combined with the adoption of multiple connected devices, bandwidth-intensive, and low latency applications in each household, continuously driving the demand for efficient Wi-Fi devices. Many applications, including video streaming, gaming, and smart home applications, are simultaneously used by home broadband users from multiple devices. As gigabit-speed broadband services are already available to many residential broadband users, consumers are increasingly demanding faster whole-home Wi-Fi coverage with reliable, high throughput. Device makers have introduced Wi-Fi mesh systems to support whole-home Wi-Fi coverage which is now gaining ground in many markets. Service providers, including AT&T, Cox Communications, British Telecom, and Talk Talk, have launched Wi-Fi mesh systems to their broadband customers to support whole-home Wi-Fi experience. 802.11 ax, commonly known as Wi-Fi 6, is the next Wi-Fi standard that has started to gain traction in the Wi-Fi CPE market. Supported by key features such as OFDMA, 8×8 MU-MIMO, Wi-Fi 6 can provide a peak data rate up to 10 Gbps. Wi-Fi routers, gateways, and access points supporting Wi-Fi 6 has hit the market over the past one year. Device makers are also increasingly leveraging Wi-Fi 6 to mesh systems to provide excellent whole-home Wi-Fi experience. Wi-Fi CPE vendors such as ARRIS, TP-Link, and Netgear have announced Wi-Fi mesh systems supporting Wi-Fi 6. For higher efficiency supported by Wi-Fi 6, networking devices with the standard are expected to gain momentum in the next two years in both retail and service provider segments. For service providers, the ability to support better home Wi-Fi networks is vital for reducing operational cost and reduce churn. Partnerships with CPE vendors to offer next-generation Wi-Fi CPE while expanding gigabit network coverage is essential for service providers. Strategies such as integration of the latest Wi-Fi standards into broadband CPE, leveraging smart home applications and features such as voice-control platforms can help service providers differentiate their services from competitors. Whole-home Wi-Fi mesh systems and devices supporting higher Wi-Fi standards are expected to boost the Wi-Fi CPE market growth in the next five years. ABI Research forecasts that a total of 254 million Wi-Fi CPE units will be shipped in 2024 with more than half of them supporting Wi-Fi 6. These findings are from ABI Research’s Set-top Boxes and Broadband CPE market data report. This report is part of the company’s Video & Cloud Services research service, which includes research, data, and analyst insights.last_img read more

Tottenham vs Liverpool: How Maradona lectured Harry Kane on goal scoring before match

first_imgArgentina legend, Diego Maradona took Totteham striker, Harry Kane on some goal scoring lessons before his two goals against Liverpool at the weekend.Maradona gave the England forward some finishing advice before Tottenham trashed Liverpool 4-1 in the Premier League with Kane netting two of the goals at Wembley.Maradona was a guest at Wembley last Sunday and looked on alongside former international team-mate and ex-Spurs manager Ossie Ardiles.The video posted on Tottenham’s official Twitter page showed Maradona cautioning the 24-year-old against becoming too predictable in front of goal.“Wow, what a goalscorer,” Maradona said introducing Kane to Hugo Lloris.“Mauricio has a real backbone in the team. Hugo stops everything at one end and Harry puts everything in at the other.”After wishing both men goodluck for the game, Maradona added, “Oh, and Harry, don’t always go near post with your shots. Go across goal sometimes.“You know why? Goalkeepers watch you on TV all the time. So next time… across!”last_img read more

2016 Hunting Season Begins Today With Increased Waterfowl Limits

first_imgSteve Miller, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Deputy Manager announces the opening of hunting season and shares areas waterfowl hunting spots are allowed within the refuge… The 2016 hunting season begins today for big game and waterfowl, with new bag and possession limits for duck, geese, and brant. It’s important to exercise safety and caution when hunting, whether for big game or waterfowl. Steve reminds hunters to always be aware of their surroundings to each other, residences, and trailheads. Aside from state regulations, there is only one rule different on the refuge. As of yesterday, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game released emergency regulation changes that increase limits for common waterfowl. 5AAC 85.065(a)(4) is amended to include the following changes:1. (A) Ducks (except sea ducks), Canvasbacks: All Game Management Units, daily bag and possession limits are increased from a daily bag limit of 1 bird, 3 in possession, to a daily bag limit of 2 birds, 6 in possession.2. (C) Geese, Light (Snow and Ross’): All Game Management Units, the daily bag and possession limits are increased from a daily bag limit of 4 birds, 12 in possession, to a daily bag limit of 6 birds, 18 in possession.3. (F) Brant: All Game Management Units, the daily bag and possession limits are increased from a daily bag limit of 2 birds, 6 in possession, to a daily bag limit of 3 birds, 9 in possession. Miller: “On Skilak Lake and on Tustumena Lake, they cannot hunt within a quarter mile of any of the cabins or trailheads that we have there. Other than that, it’s the same as state regulations.” Miller: “The primary areas for waterfowl hunting on the refuge is around Skilak Lake or even Tustumena Lake. Those are the more slow moving water areas on the refuge and that’s where people primarily hunt for waterfowl and the Chickaloon flats area, out by the Chickaloon River on the northern part of the refuge, and Game Management Unit 15A is another prime spot for hunting.” In order to hunt, harvest tickets and/or registration permits are required and 15 days after the close of the season, the harvest reports are due back to the Department of Fish and Game. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Note: The bag and possession limits in this story have been corrected from an earlier version.last_img read more

Kenai Medicenter Searched In Medicaid Fraud Investigation

first_imgA search warrant was issued by Anchorage District Court Judge David Wallace last Thursday in conjunction with the State of Alaska’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The MediCenter office in Kenai was searched on Thursday by a joint state and federal investigative team, according to a statement from Chief Assistant Attorney General Jack McKenna from the Office of Special Prosecutions. The Office of Special Prosecutions could not comment on the specifics of the search, but according to the release the focus of the investigation is “questioned billing practices” by the MediCenter. Members of the Kenai community, particularly members of the local medical community, who may have information related to this matter should contact Investigator Christie Loughton at 907-269-6279. Additional details will be posted as they are made available.last_img read more

Case involving Tunsil, stepfather dismissed

first_imgOle Miss offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil (78) looks around during pre-game warmups prior to an NCAA college football game against Louisiana-Lafayette at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)Ole Miss offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil (78) looks around during pre-game warmups prior to an NCAA college football game against Louisiana-Lafayette at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)OXFORD – As expected, the case involving Ole Miss left tackle Laremy Tunsil and his stepfather was dismissed on Monday.Tunsil’s attorney, Steven Farese Sr., told The Clarion-Ledger on Friday that both parties agreed to drop domestic violence charges against each other and had signed dismissal forms last week.  Farese added that he fully expected the case to reach its resolution once the forms were reviewed by a Lafayette County Justice Judge.Tunsil, stepfather agree to drop domestic violence chargesThe charges against both men stemmed from a June 25 incident.Tunsil alleged that he assaulted his stepfather, Lindsey Miller, only after Miller attacked his mother. Miller claimed that Tunsil acted as the aggressor after he confronted him about having contact with agents, telling police that Tunsil was “riding around with football agents” after the incident.During the case’s only hearing in early July, Farese admitted there was an agent present at the time of the fight, but said Tunsil left the scene in a car rented by a friend at the Memphis airport.NCAA rules permit Tunsil to speak with certified NFL agents as long as he doesn’t accept any impermissible benefits – such as a ride — or sign with them.In the days following the altercation, Miller made claims that he’s aware of multiple improper benefits Tunsil has received from both agents and the school as part of his recruitment. It resulted in NCAA investigators traveling to Mississippi to speak with Miller. Ole Miss also launched its own internal investigation in response to the allegations.Rebels coach Hugh Freeze expressed confidence in both Tunsil and his football program at SEC Media Days in Hoover, Alabama.“I’m very confident in the way we do things,” Freeze said. “I’m very confident in the person Laremy is, too. We look forward to that coming to a conclusion at whatever time is appropriate.”The 6-foot-5, 305-pound Tunsil is one of the nation’s top offensive linemen and is a likely top five pick in next year’s NFL draft. ESPN draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. projected the junior as the second overall selection in his first “big board” for 2016.Ole Miss reports for fall camp Wednesday with Tunsil still rehabbing a broken leg and dislocated ankle he suffered in December during Ole Miss’ loss to TCU in the Peach Bowl.Contact Riley Blevins at rblevins@jackson.gannett.com. Follow @Riley_Blevins on Twitter.last_img read more

Hedges: Two parish matchups highlight final week of regular season

first_imgHard as it is to believe, the high school football regular season comes to a close Friday night.Two parish matchups highlight the final week. Airline (6-3, 3-2) faces Parkway (7-1, 4-1) in District 1-5A at Preston Crownover Stadium, and Bossier (4-5, 2-4 1-4A) visits Benton (7-2, 4-2) in District 1-4A.In the other regular-season finales, Haughton (4-5, 1-4) plays Captain Shreve (5-4, 2-3) in District 1-5A at Lee Hedges Stadium and Plain Dealing (4-5, 2-4) visits Arcadia (7-2, 5-1) in District 1-1A.Only Parkway has a shot at winning a district championship.If Byrd (4-5, 3-2) defeats Evangel Christian Academy (7-2, 5-0) at Evangel, the Panthers and Eagles will share the District 1-5A championship.Of course, that’s a very big if. Evangel’s average margin of victory in its five district games is 47 points.Airline coach Bo Meeks has suffered some tough losses in his career, and he’ll likely have some more.But it’s doubtful any of them will be any tougher than last week’s 36-34 loss to Byrd in three overtimes at Lee Hedges Stadium.The Vikings missed some scoring opportunities in regulation and had an extra-point kick that would’ve given them the victory in overtime blocked.It’s important to remember that football is a team game. A loss is never one player’s fault. And vice versa, one player can’t win a game by himself no matter how talented. Plus, the other team deserves credit.Parkway is the favorite in Friday night’s game. But if anyone other than Evangel can slow down the Panthers’ high-powered offense, it’s the Airline defense.Parkway has won four of the last five and dominated the last two years.I look for a more competitive game Friday. One thing Airline can’t afford to do, though, is get behind early.With a win, Airline can tie Parkway for the district’s runner-up spot. That’s not bad considering the Vikings came into the season without a returning starter.Regardless, the winner could get a boost in the 5A power rankings, which determine playoff seedings.Airline enters the game at No. 21 and Parkway at No. 8. The top 16 teams host first-round games.As expected, Parkway hammered one-win Southwood 48-6 last week.Bossier is at No. 35 in the Class 4A rankings. An upset win over Benton could boost the Bearkats into the top 32 and the playoffs.Regardless, Bossier’s season can already be considered a success. After last week’s 28-21 victory over Huntington, the Bearkats now have one more win than the three previous seasons combined.Benton won’t win a third straight District 1-4A championship, but the Tigers also have had another successful season.Benton bounced back from Week 7’s loss to Woodlawn with a 42-20 victory over Northwood last week.The Tigers are No. 10 in the 4A power rankings and will likely host a first-round game regardless of the outcome of Friday night’s game.Benton is definitely the favorite, but Bossier is playing well. The Bearkats led Huntington 28-7 in the second half and then had to hold on at the end. It was a warm night at Memorial Stadium, and the Bearkats have several two-way players. That showed at the end.If Bossier gets behind early, it will be a long night for the Bearkats. If Bossier can sustain some drives and keep Benton’s high-scoring offense on the bench, the Bearkats may have a chance.Haughton went up against an Evangel team last week that has dominated the district, and the Bucs lost 52-0.That’s not much worse than how the other 1-5A teams have done, but coach Jason Brotherton said he wished his team had competed a little better.I expect that to happen this week against Shreve. Brotherton will be going against his brother Coy, the offensive coordinator at Shreve and former Plain Dealing head coach.At No. 23 in the 5A power rankings, Haughton should make the playoffs win or lose. But the Bucs, of course, would like to improve that ranking and finish the regular season at .500.Plain Dealing has a big challenge against Arcadia. The Hornets have one of Northwest Louisiana’s top running backs in sophomore Corey Russell, who has gained more than 1,700 yards.Last week, Plain Dealing fell to D’Arbonne Woods on a touchdown with 20 seconds left.But that was the only touchdown the Timberwolves scored in the second half.The Lions will have to put together two halves of good football to have a chance against Arcadia.Regardless, Plain Dealing will be going to the playoffs. A win will keep the Lions at home in the first round. A loss could mean a road game.Russell Hedges is Sports Editor of the Bossier Press-Tribune. He may be reached at rhedges@bossierpress.comTop Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? 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Port Moresby Soccer Association eager to field franchise team in NSL

first_imgSoccer The Port Moresby Soccer Association will be fielding a franchise team in the 2019 National Soccer League southern conference with all its players to come from the PMSA competition. Association president John Wesley Gonjuan said it was a major move by the association as an incentive for its players to lift and get noticed to be selected into the franchise team. He said the team will comprise of 22 senior players with the majority from the PMSA premier league while the coaching team will look at exceptional players in the other divisions. Five spots will be locked in for youth development at the 18-20 years old age bracket. The association has also announced three of its executives in vice-president Joseph Ealedona, treasurer Thomas Taberia and women representative Rister Lovo and the team general manager will be in the franchise team board. Two or three independent members will be approached to also make up the board. The board will decide on its chairman. “The board will be for the NSL team. We want to run the management as a business for the PMSA,” Gonjuan said. He said applications are now open for interested persons to apply for: l NSL franchise general manager; – NSL franchise team manager; – Coach; – Assistant coach; – Team physio; – Team doctor; and; – Logistics manager Gonjuan said applications will close this Friday at 4.06pm and urged interested persons to email their applications to his email address or drop off the applications at the PNGFA office with the applications marked to his name. He said once the technical team is announced, they will decide on the team selection with training expected to start later this month or early next month. Gonjuan also said competition for the team name and team logo is also now open and will close Friday with the winners to enjoy entry free of charge for all team home games. “We are excited with this development. It will spur our players to lift their standards. “Port Moresby Soccer Association players are advised to monitor the PMSA FB page for selection for training information. I know Port Moresby residents will be behind our team and we are looking forward to the NSL starting in January 19 2019,” Gonjuan said.last_img read more