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Advertisement Bangladesh squad in the initially released jerseyAdvertisementBangladesh squad in the initially released jersey.The Bangladesh Cricket Board have changed the jersey that their players will don in the upcoming World Cup. This move from the BCB comes after the jersey that was initially launched was disliked by many of their fans.The Bangladesh Cricket Board had asked for ICC’s permission to go ahead and make the necessary changes. The Bangladesh flag is a combination of green and red. However, the jersey that was initially showcased was completely green. This made the fans question the absence of red color in the jersey and the thought that went behind finalizing this design for the World Cup.The new jersey that the players will be wearing at the mega-event has the team’s name written in white within a red patch on the jersey.While talking about it to ESPN Cricinfo, BCB President Nazmul Hassan said, “After the jersey unveiling yesterday, I sat with the board directors to look at the jersey again. Someone spotted the lack of red in the jersey. We have now decided to add the red to our jersey.”Hassan added that the Bangladesh jersey usually has had the red and green colour in their jersey. However, there have been times in the past where there was no red colour in the jersey.“We have usually had red and green in our jerseys over the years but there were times when we didn’t have the red. I remember it was yellow and green during the 1999 World Cup and the 2000 Asia Cup. We have, in the past, also left to an open competition to design the jersey, but since this is an ICC event, we had to send them the design for their approval,” he added.
English football manager Harry Redknapp, 71, got emotional after meeting wife Sandra during an episode of British TV show I’m a Celebrity, recently. The couple, who have been married for over 50 years, were reunited after being apart for nearly three weeks. Redknapp hugged his wife and cried as he told her how much he missed her. “It’s like being in prison and you’ve given me a prison visit. I’m not going to let you go, you’re not going anywhere. You can come in my hammock,” Redknapp was quoted as saying by British tabloid the Sun. “I can’t help this, it is not like me, I don’t normally cry, I’m pretty old school. Are you pleased to see me?” Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates
The Queensland Cowboys and the Queensland Titans have stamped themselves at the teams to beat heading into the Men’s Elite Eight semi-finals at the National Touch League. The standouts of the competition have both finished on 24 competition points at the end of the regular season, six points clear of their nearest rivals. Although hard to split, the Cowboys claim top spot because of an outstanding for and against after scoring 72 touchdowns in seven games. The reigning premiers will be favourites going into the finals series and their opposition are going to find it hard to stop them from going back-to-back. The Cowboys will face the New South Wales Mets in their semi-final after a horrible day’s play for the New South Welshmen. The Mets lost both of their games on day three after looking like they could push for a top-two finish. A one-touchdown loss to the Titans and a two-touchdown loss to the New South Wales Scorpions meant they slipped down to 4th. Playing the Cowboys in the semi-finals isn’t the worst result for the Mets after they pushed the Queenslanders all the way in their previous meeting. The Cowboys won that match 6-5, but the Mets will be confident they can get the job done. The Titans will play the Scorpions in tomorrow’s other semi-final and it promises to be a great contest. Their one previous meeting in the tournament resulted in a 7-6 nail biter that the Scorpions won. Last year’s grand finalists the New South Wales Mavericks will be watching on from the sidelines after failing to repeat last year’s efforts. The Mavericks finished 5th after a poor showing in defence throughout the tournament, with the team conceding 47 touchdowns in seven games. That was seven more than any team in the top four and this proved to be the difference. The Queensland Broncos and the Alliance also conceded 47 touchdowns for the tournament, with neither looking like a side of finals quality. One highlight was their clash on day three, with the Broncos winning 5-4 in a thriller. It pushed the Broncos to 6th place, one above the Alliance, and therefore they will feel they have bragging rights. The winless New South Wales Rebels failed to end their tournament on a high note, suffering comfortable losses to the Scorpions and the Mavericks on day three. It’s been a terrible competition for both the male and female Rebels sides, with each going through their respective Elite Eight competitions without a win. On a more positive note, talented Cowboy Shaun Francis finished the regular season with 14 touchdowns â€“ leading the competition by five. He will be one of many Cowboys hoping to go all the way tomorrow when the Queensland side kicks off their finals campaign against the Mets at 12:25PM.Related LinksElite 8 Men Day 3
The Office of Regulatory Affairs and Service Effectiveness released its first annual report today, June 30. The office was created in March 2015 by the governments of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Prince Edward Island joined in November, making it a Maritime initiative. The office’s mandate is to reduce barriers for doing business in Nova Scotia and within the region. Over the past year, legislation was introduced and passed in the three provinces, and recordkeeping requirements were aligned. The timing of minimum wage changes was aligned in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island will align the timing of its minimum wage changes in 2017. The office also: made progress on common documents for procurement with help from the business community and government departments made recommendations to make interactions with workers’ compensation systems simpler announced plans to mutually recognize some safety standards in the region. In addition, the Nova Scotia government reduced red tape through initiatives such as making it easier to get business licences and permits, eliminating some licences, and moving processes and apprenticeship forms online. “Many people in the business community and across government have invested time and effort to identify and help design our early initiatives. Their partnership is not only important, it’s key to making this work,” said Fred Crooks, chief regulatory officer for Nova Scotia. “And while we’ve made good progress at a good pace, there’s more work to be done to create Canada’s best regulatory climate.” In the year ahead, the office will focus on introducing measurement and target setting to reduce regulatory burden and on service improvements around regulation. To view the report, visit http://novascotia.ca/regulatoryopportunity/ .
MONTREAL – A Quebec teen who bought a lottery ticket for the first time to celebrate her entry into adulthood has walked away with $1,000 a week for the rest of her life.Charlie Lagarde won the grand prize in the Gagnant a Vie lottery.Lagarde, who hails from the Monteregie area just southeast of Montreal, was celebrating her 18th birthday.Loto-Quebec said she went to local liquor store for sparkling wine and also bought herself a $4 scratch lottery ticket at a nearby convenience store on Mar. 13.After winning the jackpot, she took a few weeks to decide on whether to accept a lump sum $1 million payout or the $1,000 weekly lifetime annuity.A financial advisor told her to opt for the weekly amount given her age.“It’s without taxes so it’s equivalent to a salary of more than $100,000 a year, so it’s a great start in life for that young lady,” Patrice Lavoie, a spokesman for the lottery corporation, said Tuesday.“That was her first lottery ticket ever and she fell upon a winning ticket.”Lagarde claimed her prize Monday at Loto-Quebec’s head office in Montreal, joined by family and friends.She has big travel plans but also told lottery officials she wants to study photography and hopes to work one day for National Geographic.
Special Rapporteur Dato’ Param Cumaraswamy wrote to the Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs late last week to call attention to potential delays in justice caused by the proposed changes, the UN announced today.Under the amended Code of Criminal Procedure, trials could be transferred to a different court on the basis of “legitimate suspicions” that a case could be compromised by serious local circumstances. The Special Rapporteur warned that these changes could add to the long delays that already characterize the Italian judicial system, and could be used by accused persons to further delay trial proceedings.Mr. Cumaraswamy, who visited Italy earlier this year, said he feared that if the changes were adopted and applied retrospectively – a proposal under consideration – then prominent politicians facing charges before Milan courts could take advantage of the amendment to further delay due process in their cases.Those politicians, he stressed, “should not be seen as delaying that process.” He added that “because they are in positions of power, delaying the judicial process in their cases would be perceived with suspicion and could be detrimental to the integrity of the justice system.”
BURIED DEEP WITHIN the Bill, permitting the Referendum to proceed, that the Oireachtas has passed is the following proposed amendment to Article 35.4 of the Constitution:“35. 4. 1. A judge of the Supreme Court or the High Court shall not be removed from office except for stated misbehaviour or incapacity, and then only upon a resolution passed by Dáil Éireann, supported by not less than two-thirds of the total membership of that House, calling for the removal of the judge.”However, Article 35.4 of the Constitution currently states:“35. 4. 1. A judge of the Supreme Court or the High Court shall not be removed from office except for stated misbehaviour or incapacity, and then only upon resolutions passed by Dáil Éireann and by Seanad Éireann calling for his removal.”We have been led to believe that the Referendum is about the abolition of the Seanad. So why does the proposed new Article 35.4.1, as well as removing the reference to the Seanad, have the new requirement that a resolution to remove a judge be ‘supported by not less than two-thirds of the total membership of that House’? Is the referendum also about giving additional protection from sanction to our judiciary as well as the abolition of the Seanad? Clearly it is about both issues as the wording of the amendment to Article 35.4.1 shows.Article 35.4 used as a background factorAs in now stands under the Constitution a simple majority is what is required in order for the Oireachtas to remove a judge from office for ‘stated misbehaviour or incapacity’. The Oireachtas (Dáil and Seanad) has never voted to remove a judge from office since the passing of the 1937 Constitution, or since the founding of the State. However, there have been two occasions when the use of Article 35.4 was a consideration or a background factor.The first was when the Oireachtas investigated the acquittal of Circuit Court Judge Brian Curtin The second was in connection with the Philip Sheedy affair when High Court Judge Cyril Kelly resigned.The Constitution contains the three elements involved in the democratic principle of ‘the separation of powers’ – the Oireachtas, the Cabinet, and the Judiciary. Article 35.4.1 is one of the very important and necessary checks and balances that constrain the actions of these three separate elements. These checks and balances are very important for the functioning of a democracy such as ours.Many would argue that at present, contrary to what the Constitution envisaged, the very strict application of the whip system by all out political parties has turned the Dáil into a meaningless debating forum with the executive, in the form of the Cabinet, becoming far too powerful as a result.Fundamental changesA simple majority of 84 TDs out of the complement of 166, under Article 35.4 of the Constitution, is what is currently required for removal of a judge. Governments in our governments usually have small majorities (apart from the current coalition government) and so the simple majority required at present would be sufficient to allow the Oireachtas remove a judge from office. This will change fundamentally if the Referendum to abolish the Seanad is passed – 111 TDs will then be required to vote in favour of a resolution to remove a judge.This, in turn, will mean that the government of the day – usually having only a small majority – will need the support of an opposition party or parties in order to pass a resolution in the Oireachtas for the removal of a judge from office. This may allow a judge, at risk of impeachment, to engage in political lobbying against her/his removal from officeMaking the removal of judges even more difficult?This represents a fundamental change in the current balance of power with yet more power being removed from the Oireachtas (already no more than a debating society because of the strict whip system) as a result of making removal of a judge from office even more difficult.This shift in the balance of the separation of powers is unwarranted. Whatever about the effectiveness of, or the need for, the Seanad, I would be much more concerned about giving any protection from sanction to the judiciary that they currently have. Therefore I will be voting NO for this reason alone.This proposed change to Article 35.4.1 has not entered the public debate about the abolition of the Seanad. The public needs to consider very carefully this aspect of the proposed change to the Constitution. This referendum is about much more than simply abolishing the Seanad.Gerry Fahey is an Occupational Psychologist and a graduate of TCD and the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.
Spider-Man is finally coming home (see what they did there?) to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the studio wants yo to know it. A new trailer appeared this morning that does everything in its power to distance itself from the cinematic Spider-Men that came before. How? Tony Stark is in this trailer nearly as much as Peter Parker. Tony appears to be taking on a surrogate father figure role in Peter’s life. He’s made all kinds of new Spider-gadgets for him. They look cool, even if it’s still not immediately clear what all of them do. Stark is guiding the boy through his early days of superheroism, which is an interesting addition to the mythology. Maybe this younger version of Peter Parker needs something more than Uncle Ben’s death to hammer home the power and responsibility thing.Of all the attempts to reboot Spider-Man over the years, this is shaping up to be the most promising attempt since the Tobey Maguire movies came out 15 years ago. While this one won’t have Sam Raimi’s campy cartoonishness like the first two Spider-Man movies did, there’s a lot to like here. This Peter’s desire to join the Avengers mirrors the character’s constant begging to be allowed into the Fantastic Four in the early days of the comics. Reed Richards was about as much in favor of the idea as Tony is here.We also get a good look at Michael Keaton as The Vulture, an aging inventor with a grudge against Tony Stark. He and his gang start terrorizing the city with advanced high-tech weaponry and don’t appear to appreciate whatever Staten Island Ferry heist their committing being interrupted by a teenager in pajamas. That shot of Spider-man holding the ferry together looks simultaneously like a cool action set piece and an attempt to one-up the above-ground Manhattan subway scene from Spider-Man 2. Hey, at least the Staten Island Ferry actually exists.No footage yet of whether or not there will be a romantic subplot. We all know there probably will be, but it’s doesn’t appear to be given as much weight as in previous movies. There’s enough going on here that this doesn’t need to be a grand romantic epic. Peter’s relationship with his best friend gives the trailer a fun teenage feel that reminds you how unprepared for superhero life he really is. And I have to admit the “Spider-Man from YouTube” line is pretty funny.Nothing will ever replace the Sam Raimi movies in my heart (yes, even the third one a little bit), but this movie looks to be off to a decent start. It’s capturing the fun, playful side of Spider-Man that made me love the hero in the first place. That’s more than certain other adaptations have done.
Vancouver – Beginning Sunday, C-Tran printed day passes and punch cards will no longer be sold at stores like Safeway and Fred Meyer.C-Tran monthly passes will still be sold at those locations. All passes will still be available at C-Tran customer service offices.As of Oct. 15, no printed C-Tran passes will be sold at TriMet Ticket Office at Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland.The changes are part of the local transit networks’ transition to electronic fares.More information is available at www.myhopcard.com.
http://pages.samsung.com/us/sft/home.htmlhttp://portalsso.vansd.org/portal/page/portal/Building_Pages/iTech_PrepRhys Miller and his fellow ninth grade students at Vancouver iTech Preparatory High School are learning to collect field data about the plants growing on the banks of Mill Creek, which meanders through the new school’s campus at WSU Vancouver.Not only are students gaining valuable real-world science skills, but their project could win their school $40,000 in technology equipment.Last week, the STEM-focused school (science, technology, engineering and math) was named among the 75 semi-finalists in Samsung’s third annual Solve for Tomorrow national contest, which will be doling out $1 million in technology equipment to schools.This fall, iTech Prep teachers Darby Meade and Mark Watrin had completed the application describing their school’s research project.As a semifinalist, the school received a Samsung camcorder and laptop and Adobe Elements editing software to create a video answering Samsung’s challenge: “Show how STEM can help improve the environment in your community.”The school has until Jan. 31 to complete the video about students’ field research along the banks of Mill Creek. The videos will be posted on Samsung.com for online voting, and the top 15 schools will receive technology grants worth about $40,000. Vancouver Public SchoolsiTech Preparatory High School freshman Rhys Miller collects data on tree height at Mill Creek on the WSU Vancouver campus. In January, students will use the new Samsung equipment they received in the Solve for Tomorrow contest to create a video documenting their research project.
Takenaka Corporation established the Expo Promotion Bureau in October 2017 and the Yumeshima MICE/IR Promotion Office 12 months later in October 2018.The merger is in response to increasing moves by Osaka city and prefecture to develop an IR by 2024. Being such a large scale development, unifying external communications functions is seen as a way of making the project run smoother. The new department will be in operation until February 2026.Major general contractors have been setting up preparation offices in anticipation of IR work since last year. The Obayashi Corporation set up the Osaka Expo IR Office, Kashima has established the Yumeshima Town Development Promotion Team in their Kansai branch and Taisei Corporation has formed the City Development IR Project. Load More Osaka approves Yumeshima site for commercial development in latest IR move One of Japan’s biggest general contractors, Takenaka Corporation, is aiming to streamline preparations for an Osaka IR by merging its Yumeshima MICE/IR Promotion Bureau with its Expo Promotion Bureau to establish the Yumeshima Development Department.The new department, set to boast around 30 staff members, will be headed by Takenaka Corporation’s Executive Vice President Masato Namba, according to the Kensetsu News. RelatedPosts Huawei Japan joins Kansai Economic Federation with eye on World Expo 2025 and Osaka IR Japan to conduct nationwide prefectural survey to confirm IR intentions
Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) shares rose almost 12 percent on Tuesday after the company informed the stock exchanges that its joint venture has won a contract, valued a project worth Rs. 2,500 crore from Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd.The project entails construction of underground rail line and stations.”The contract is for construction of 4,072 metre corridor of the underground metro line including four underground stations at Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Kalbadevi, Girgaon and Grant Road, and twin bored tunnels of total length of 3,115 metres. The project is to be completed in 55 months,” HCC said in a regulatory filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).The contract will be executed by the joint venture between HCC and MMS of Russia.The HCC stock rose to Rs. 23.40, a gain of 11.96 percent during the day but later shed losses to Rs.22.75, up 8.85 percent at around 2.05 p.m.The S&P BSE Sensex was down 132 points at 27,147. Top Sensex losers were Bharti Airtel, GAIL (India), Tata Motors and Asian Paints.Most of the auto and related sector stocks such as Ashok Leyland, Motherson Sumi Systems, Bharat Forge, MRF and Hero Motocorp were trading with losses.Top gainers within the BSE500 index included Jaypee Group companies comprising JP Associates, JP infratech and JP Power Ventures.
Emily McFarlan Miller emmillerwrites By: Emily McFarlan Miller emmillerwrites Tagshomepage featured progressive Christianity Rachel Held Evans Top Story,You may also like News • Photos of the Week Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,(RNS) — When the Rev. Emmy Kegler heard her friend Rachel Held Evans had died earlier this month after a sudden illness, she offered a prayer.Then Kegler got together with other friends who had known Evans, a popular progressive Christian writer and speaker, to share their memories and process their grief.As she walked to her car afterward, she wondered what the future would hold. Who would fill the void their friend had left behind?“Who is going to be our Rachel now?” she asked.Kegler isn’t the only one asking.Since Evans’ untimely death on May 4 at age 37, her readers and friends have shared stories of her impact and her kindnesses toward them online — sparking renewed interest in her work and putting her 2015 book “Searching for Sunday” on this past weekend’s New York Times bestseller list.Diana Butler Bass. Courtesy photoAlong with them, progressive Christian scholars are also considering Evans’ legacy and what’s next for their movement without one of its most prominent and beloved leaders.It’s the same universal question people ask any time “people who have brave and strong voices who emerge as leaders” die, according to Diana Butler Bass, an independent scholar specializing in American religion and culture.“When they pass away, the people who look to them for guidance have always asked that same question: ‘What should we do now? To whom do we now turn?’” Bass said.Evans was raised in a nondenominational, evangelical Christian family in Dayton, Tenn., where — as a student at Bryan College, a center of fundamentalism — she began asking tough questions about her faith.She brought her sense of humor to those questions in her writing, including a popular blog, lively social media presence and bestselling books like 2012’s “A Year of Biblical Womanhood,” in which she took the Bible’s instructions for women as literally as possible and introduced readers to Amish, Jewish and egalitarian beliefs.Rachel Held Evans prepared homemade matzoh toffee for Passover during her bid to live biblically for a year. Courtesy photoLater, she abandoned the “evangelical” label, worshiping at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Cleveland, Tenn.In mid-April, the 37-year-old writer and speaker tweeted she was hospitalized with the flu, an infection and an allergic reaction to medication. While there, she began experiencing constant seizures and later swelling in her brain.She was placed in a medically induced coma and never awoke.Evans leaves behind her husband, Dan, and two young children. For her family in East Tennessee, there is nobody who can replace Rachel, Bass noted.Her admirers should resist the urge to look for another leader to take her place, too, she said.“For people who are saying, ‘What’s next?’ — what’s next is the exact same thing it always is,” Bass said. “It’s gird your loins, go to work. And that’s what’s next — you’re next.”Losing one of the lights of progressive Christianity won’t dim the movement, according to the scholar.“I am so confident that Rachel’s voice will continue through the unique voices of the many people she inspired,” she said.“I think it will be lovely, actually, and probably very brave, and Rachel would be proud of them.”Many who often disagreed with Evans also have reflected over the past few weeks on what they’ve learned from their interactions and the legacy she leaves.“Rachel Held Evans stirred the evangelical pot in ways that were uncomfortable and distressing,” wrote Ed Stetzer, executive director of the Billy Graham Center.“However, for me, she made me think and she made me better. She pointed out my logical fallacies and forced me to defend my assumptions. And when she appreciated something, she said it. She was always looking for the good in people, and didn’t hold back when she found it.”Author Rachel Held Evans speaks at a church in early 2015. Video screenshotBut the outpouring of grief and remembrances after Evans’ death hasn’t been without pushback, said Anthea Butler, associate professor of religious studies and Africana studies at the University of Pennsylvania.Some of her critics have seized the moment to discuss their theological disagreements with the late author, Butler said.Some of them may be jealous that she built a bigger platform than they have, she said.Some may see her work as a threat to conservative Christianity when Evans’ faith championed the role of women — including clergywomen — and the inclusion of LGBTQ Christians in the life of the church.Anthea Butler. Courtesy photo“The reality is that they’re just mad because… she had a ministry, and they want women to be quiet, and they don’t like it when women aren’t quiet, and they don’t like it when women aren’t ‘submissive,’” Butler said.Not only did Evans bypass the gatekeepers of Christianity, Butler said, she also held open the gate for others.The professor only sees progressive Christianity growing as people reflect on what Evans’ work meant to them and how they can continue it.Her death might embolden some to ask questions about their own beliefs or to leave spaces that had been comfortable, she said.And Evans’ work will live on. Her last book, “Wholehearted Faith,” is set for release in October 2020.A lot of black women in particular are devastated by her death, Butler said.That’s because she shared her platform with black female writers and preachers and speakers, not only in her writing but also at the conferences she co-founded, Why Christian? and Evolving Faith.“Rachel Held Evans was somebody that you felt like you could reach out to because she was working through so much stuff,” Butler said. “She was a warm, friendly white face who didn’t talk to you like you don’t know anything,” she said.Author Rachel Held Evans. Courtesy photoMany readers felt that way about Evans, said writer and theologian Brian McLaren. She was asking the same questions about Christianity that they were and showing them that was OK.“What was so beautiful about Rachel is that she was honest about her ongoing journey. Her books were kind of like bread crumbs she was dropping along the way to show people where she was going,” McLaren said.What made her unique was that she never gave up on God, he said.Rev. Emmy Kegler. Courtesy photoThe greatest part of her legacy will be the people who haven’t given up, either, because of her — who will continue to speak up because she paved the way, according to the theologian.For Kegler, the answer to her question — “Who is going to be our Rachel now?” — came quickly.She isn’t sure if it was intuition or something divine, but she heard it as clear as a bell: “All of you.”“Rachel wasn’t trying to make more Rachels,” said Kegler, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in Minneapolis and founder and editor of Queer Grace.“She was trying to make all of us more ourselves and just to do that to the best of our abilities and to follow God’s call for each of us in such diverse and beautiful ways.” Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.,Study: It’s easier to be a ‘none’ in Canada than in the US Texas church opens new sanctuary 18 months after massacre Photos of the Week August 30, 2019 Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts News Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019 Emily McFarlan Miller Emily McFarlan Miller is a national reporter for RNS based in Chicago. 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Are you worried your job is going to be taken by a robot? You needn’t be if you work for Amazon, which has dismissed the idea of fully-automated warehouses becoming a reality any time soon. According to Amazon’s director of robotics fulfilment, Scott Anderson, such technology in its current form is “very limited.”In a tour of Amazon’s Balitmore warehouse for reporters on Tuesday, Anderson said that while the company is exploring a variety of automation technologies, there’s a misperception that the company will be replacing human workers with robots in the near future. However, it is on the agenda, with Anderson giving a timeline of “at least 10 years” before warehouses become fully automated — a measured approach at odds with the likes of Tesla, which recently scaled back its automation citing “overconfidence” in the technology, and noting that production benefits from having more humans at hand.At present, the Amazon warehouses that use robots are mostly concerned with general merchandise such as homewares and bikes, but their functions are limited. Robots are unable to pick items from bins without damaging other items, or pick multiple items, in a way that makes them any more efficient than human workers.Plus, there’s no scope yet for robot workers in Amazon’s food division. As global director of environment, health and safety Derek Jones explained, “Just imagine if you want bananas, I want my bananas to be firm, others like their bananas to be ripe. How do you get a robot to choose that?”However, Amazon has repeatedly come under fire for poor working conditions and demanding targets. Last month the company announced plans to deliver Prime packages in one day instead of two, and currently stipulates a target of four hours between an order being placed and it leaving the warehouse. Once the technology exists to effectively automate these processes, there’s no doubt that Amazon will be using it. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Enroll Now for Free This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. This story originally appeared on Engadget 2 min read May 2, 2019
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Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling (Photo by: Adam Green) Shipley knows he still has to beat out Earl Watford, who has impressed Arians in his limited snaps at the position. He also knows the Cardinals drafted rookie Evan Boehm out of Missouri to be their center of the future.“I’m not going to shun the kid,” he said. “I’m going to bring him along just as I was brought along.”All the same, Shipley believes his diversity of experiences and positions have given him a better understanding of the game and his place in it. He is also grateful for the opportunity Arians has laid before him.“It’s awesome,” he said. “It’s good that they have that faith in me. You play the game to show the coaches and prove to the coaches that you deserve an opportunity to play.”Shipley added that if he does earn the starting role, he’d bring a “junkyard dog” approach to the job and a lighthearted approach to the huddle and locker room — one that once led him to dress up as Santa Claus for a Penn State holiday party.“You always have to be a little bit of a different guy off the field or you’ll wind up in jail,” he said, laughing “We had a lot of fun in college being idiots, and I still like to have fun.” Shipley’s NFL career has been a Homeric Odyssey of perseverance. Following his senior season at Penn State, he was a consensus first team All-Big Ten selection, the conference’s offensive lineman of the year, an All-American and he won the Rimington Trophy, awarded annually to the best center in college football.“I had as decorated a college career as you can probably have,” he said.He also did everything he could to impress teams at the NFL Scouting Combine. He bench-pressed 33 reps of 225 pounds (fifth best among offensive linemen) and posted a 31-inch vertical jump (eighth). He ran a 7.46 in the 3-cone drill and a 4.40 in the 20-yard shuttle (second and fifth, respectively), and he scored a 40 on the Wonderlic Test, which was double the average score for NFL draft prospects.Despite those accolades, Shipley didn’t hear his name called until the seventh and final round of the 2009 NFL Draft when the Pittsburgh Steelers selected him with the 226th pick. He signed a three-year deal with the Steelers in June of 2009, but he was waived three months later and spent the next two seasons on the Steelers’ and Philadelphia Eagles’ practice squads. “I kept thinking, ‘man, what am I doing wrong here?’” he said.In the eight years since he was drafted, Shipley, 30, has been released five times, played for five different NFL teams and played center, left guard and fullback. The book on Shipley is that, at 6-foot-1, he lacks the height and his arms are too short to maintain contact with tackles on the move, which lets his man shed or get past him.“I’ve dealt with that [criticism] for a long time,” he explained. “I haven’t grown much since I was 18. I’ve played against the best in college and I’ve played against the best in the pros. It’s really never hindered me, or been a huge deterrent to what I can do.”Arians has always professed a fondness for players in Shipley’s plight.“It’s not a soft spot, it’s a level of respect,” Arians said. “I respect those guys that overcome some limitations with smarts and toughness.”Shipley won Arians’ heart in Indianapolis in 2012, Shipley’s first NFL season on an active roster.“I go all the way back to [the] Detroit [game],” Arians said. “Our right guard got hurt, he goes in and he blocks Ndamukong Suh for a quarter and a half and we win the game and all we’re doing is throwing the ball.” 0 Comments Share The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Arians noted that Shipley played the entire game at center for the Cardinals last season against Philadelphia, with starter Lyle Sendlein injured. The Cardinals ran for a season-high 230 yards and three touchdowns on 39 rushes.“Everybody says he can’t do it, but I’ve been watching him overachieve for a long time,” Arians added. “When you’re smart and tough, you’ve got half the battle won in this league. He’s been in this system a long time. He’s not going to make a wrong call or re-identify a front the wrong way for [QB] Carson [Palmer]. I’m very comfortable with him handling everything.”Shipley had other offers in the summer of 2015, but he signed a two-year deal with the Cardinals based on his relationship with Arians and offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin, who was with Arians in Indianapolis and Pittsburgh.Initially, Shipley thought he might be the starter last season, but the Cardinals re-signed Sendlein on a reduced salary after releasing him, so Shipley had to wait another year.“Was I disappointed when it happened? Absolutely,” Shipley said. “Any competitor would be, but it wasn’t a big blow to my confidence, and at the end of the day, Lyle and I became the best of friends. I learned a lot from him.” Follow Craig Morgan on Twitter – / 22 Top Stories GLENDALE, Ariz. — Cardinals center A.Q. Shipley heard something on Friday that he’s never heard in his eight-year NFL career. Coach Bruce Arians proclaimed the starting role, “A.Q.’s job to lose.”“It’s almost harder in this position, because now you know what they expect from you,” Shipley said, smiling. “I’ve always had to battle. I’ve always kind of been the underdog, but I like the pressure on me moving forward.” Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
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