Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and wife announce fourth pregnancy

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAaron J. Thornton/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Kelly Stafford, wife of NFL star Matthew Stafford, shared an announcement about their growing family from the happiest place on earth. The proud parents of three girls shared the news on Sunday that they are expecting a fourth child this summer in an Instagram post with a snap of the family at Disneyland in California.“Got to enjoy one of the most magical places with my husband and three of our kiddos,” Kelly Stafford wrote in the post. Their youngest daughter of three, Hunter, was not pictured. “Baby stafford #4 due this summer (no worries, well before training camp) — We won’t know whether the Stafford kids will continue as a girl squad or if a little brother will enter the craziness until baby is here. Excited and exhausted,” she said. The announcement comes less than a year after the wife of the Detroit Lions quarterback underwent a successful 12-hour surgery last April to remove a brain tumor. Stafford, 30, did not lose hearing or facial functions and shared a first person essay last October with ESPN to highlight the details on her road to recovery, including relearning to walk, battling extreme fatigue and being apart from her daughters.In the essay, Stafford wrote,”[Matthew] was literally by my side at every step.” “I had exercises I needed to do — some of them were seemingly simple, like shaking my head left and right — and Matthew helped me through all of it,” she wrote. April 17, 2020, will mark one year from her surgery, which is how long Stafford said her doctors told her it could take for her to “feel symptom-free and have the same energy” as before. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. March 2, 2020 /Sports News – National Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and wife announce fourth pregnancy Beau Lundcenter_img Written bylast_img read more

US Navy Deploys Aware’s Mobile Biometric Solution

first_img View post tag: Defense View post tag: Mobile Share this article View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval September 13, 2013 View post tag: Biometric Equipment & technology Aware, Inc, a leading global provider of biometrics software and services, yesterday announced that the US Navy has deployed a mobile biometric solution supplied by Aware as part of the Navy’s Identity Dominance program.The solution includes a hardware-agnostic software application developed by Aware to operate on third-party ruggedized biometric capture devices. The application uses software APIs that are part of Aware’s COTS SDK product offerings, and provides a user interface designed specifically for use by military personnel in challenging environments. Aware also supplies the Navy with its Biometric Services Platform (BioSP), which is used by the Navy to centrally manage and update the software on the devices.The development of the software application was funded through multiple phases of a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award initially won by Aware in 2010. As a key supplier to the program, Aware procures third-party hardware, installs and tests the software on the devices, and delivers a complete solution to the US Navy. The effort was an SBIR success story. This project led to the procurement of the first mobile biometric solution in the Department of Defense to achieve the status of “Program of Record,” and is one of a small number of Programs of Record for biometric solutions. Less than 5% of SBIR awards lead to a “Phase III” production stage, and many fewer lead to Programs of Record.“The successful Navy deployment represents a major achievement for our team, and demonstrates Aware’s ability to execute at several levels on large, complex projects,” commented Rob Mungovan, Vice President of Aware’s Biometrics and Imaging group. “We’re pleased to see the solution at work in the field, and look forward to future opportunities to leverage our deep expertise in mobile biometrics.”Aware will provide demonstrations of its software products in its booth at the Biometrics Consortium Conference and Technology Expo taking place September 17-19 in Tampa.[mappress]Press Release, September 13, 2013 View post tag: Deploys View post tag: solution View post tag: Defence Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy Deploys Aware’s Mobile Biometric Solution View post tag: News by topic US Navy Deploys Aware’s Mobile Biometric Solution View post tag: US View post tag: awarelast_img read more

2017 Winners Continue To Test Their Product In Local Markets

first_imgThe University of Southern Indiana is now accepting applications for the 2018 Eagle Innovation Business Model Competition (BIZCOM). Applications are open to the public, the USI community and students of all interests and will be accepted until Saturday, September 15.BIZCOM is a business-model competition designed to solicit innovative business ideas and connect those ideas to teams, mentors and resources to develop the business model. Each BIZCOM team must consist of at least one USI student.As a result of the 2017 competition, winners Dana Tang ’17, a graduate student pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree from USI, and local entrepreneurs Edgar Hilton and Jenn Moorhead founded their app, JimBot which is now being tested in new markets.“We created an app that will allow gym members to make teams so they can compete, meet and chat with other members who have similar interests, such as a running team,” said Tang. “The app also allows members to check attendance within the gym.”“Working with Dana has been a complete pleasure! I’m ashamed to say that my first impression of Dana was that she was a shy and quiet college kid,” said Hilton. “But not much later I found out how truly off the mark I was. Even at an early stage, I learned Dana is one of those rare individuals who observe, calculate and take action.”Unique business ideas are encouraged, as BIZCOM is a great way for students to showcase their knowledge while connecting with people in the community. Students who may not have an idea but wish to contribute to a team are also encouraged to apply.“I would definitely recommend this to other students of any major!” said Tang. “The experience taught me about business, opened many doors of opportunity and gave me many great mentors.”BIZCOM semi-finals will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, October 19 in the USI Performance Center. Finals will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, November 2 in the USI Griffin Center.BIZCOM is one piece of a series of initiatives designed to inspire and cultivate innovation both on campus and in southwest Indiana. Participants in BIZCOM will have the opportunity to advance their potential business through USI’s programs such as the Eagle Innovation Accelerator and APPCOM, during the academic year.“We participated in APPCOM in 2016 and then joined BIZCOM in 2017,” said Tang. “APPCOM really helped us work on our pitch and app idea, so that we were more prepared for the BIZCOM competition.”Together, the Eagle Innovation programs give USI students, faculty and the community a platform to launch new ventures capable of growing the local economy and providing exciting opportunities for USI graduates.For more information about BIZCOM and to apply visit or email Josh McWilliams, technology commercialization coordinator, at [email protected] LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Drought grows

first_imgDrought conditions worsened across most of Georgia during May. With well-below-normal rain and temperatures routinely in the 90s, soils continued to dry. The southern half of the state is being hit the hardest. With little widespread rain and soaring temperatures over the next several days, conditions are expected to only get drier. Counties south of Harris, Talbot, Upson, Monroe, Jones, Baldwin, Washington, Glascock, Jefferson and Burke, inclusive, are now classified as being in extreme drought. Since Oct. 1, or what is considered the first of the water year, these counties have received 70 percent or less of normal rain. Over the past 6 months, Columbus has received 63 percent of normal rain. Macon has received 60 percent of normal rain.Soil moisture conditions in the southern half of the state are generally at the fifth percentile. At the fifth percentile, the soils at the end of May are wetter 95 out of 100 years. Many farmers have not completed spring planting because the soils are too dry. Farmers are irrigating their crops just to get small plants to properly emerge, a very expensive alternative to rain.Stream flows across the coastal plain region are very low for the end of May. Almost all streams are currently at or below the tenth percentile. At the tenth percentile, the streams would have more water in them 90 out of 100 years. Daily record-low flows are occurring on Spring Creek near Iron City, Pachitla Creek near Edison, Muckalee Creek near Leesburg, Withlacoochee River near Quitman, Alapaha River near Alapaha and the Ocmulgee River near Lumber City. These low flows in the coastal plain are especially noteworthy since they are lower than they were in late May 2007, which was during Georgia’s last major drought. Counties classified as being in severe drought are Heard, Troup, Meriwether, Pike, Spalding, Lamar, Butts, Jasper, Putnam, Hancock, Warren, McDuffie, Richmond, Columbia and Lincoln. Soil moisture in these counties is approaching the tenth percentile. Moderate drought conditions are now being felt in Haralson, Carroll, Coweta, Fayette, Clayton, Henry, Rockdale, Newton, Walton, Morgan, Oconee, Greene, Clarke, Oglethorpe, Taliaferro, Wilkes, Madison and Elbert counties. The classification of these counties in moderate drought is based on extremely low rain over the past two months. These counties have received between 50 and 80 percent of normal rain during that time period. Over the past two months, Atlanta has received 80 percent of normal rain. Athens has received 48 percent of normal rain. Decreasing soil moisture is currently the major drought concern in these counties. The remaining counties across north Georgia are classified as being abnormally dry. Soil moisture in these counties is generally in the normal range for late May but decreasing rapidly. Stream flows are on the low end of normal in these counties. There remains an increased wildfire risk across the state. Precautions need to be exercised when doing any activity that could generate sparks. For the most part, water resources should remain adequate for municipal and industrial use through the summer. Most water systems in Georgia have the capacity for a drought lasting less than a year. Lake levels will decrease during the summer. Being good stewards of water resources is especially prudent during a drought even though water resources are expected to remain adequate for the foreseeable future. Up-to-date information on dry conditions across Georgia can be found at Updated weather conditions can be found at read more

U.S. Air Force Heads to Chile for Largest Air Show in Western Hemisphere

first_imgExchanges like those that will occur at FIDAE are conducted throughout the year across the U.S. Southern Command’s (SOUTHCOM) area of responsibility where Airmen are able to share best practices and procedures with their Chilean counterparts. More than 65 Airmen from around the United States are scheduled to participate in a variety of activities during the week-long International Air and Space Fair (FIDAE) that includes aerial demonstrations, interaction with the local community, and subject matter expert exchanges with the Chilean Air Force. Through this ongoing interaction, U.S. Airmen are able to promote interoperability with partner-nation air forces throughout the Western Hemisphere. “FIDAE is a great opportunity for Airmen to work hand-in-hand with the Chilean air force,” Torrealday added. “The air show also gives our Airmen a chance to learn new concepts and procedures from the several other air forces that are here and it also gives them the chance to interact and learn about the latest technology in air and space.”center_img By Dialogo April 01, 2016 “AFSOUTH [Air Force South] has built relationships with our partner nations, like Chile, through the facilitation of exercises and exchanges throughout the past several years,” said U.S. Air Force Colonel Mike Torrealday, Reserve Advisor to the 12th AF (AFSOUTH) Commander and AFSOUTH mission commander for FIDAE 2016. “It’s this relationship between Chile and the United States, that AFSOUTH has cultivated, which led to us being invited to support FIDAE.” last_img read more

NCUA talks cyber, reaffirms FFIEC tool is voluntary

first_imgNCUA continues to educate and train its examiners in the area of cybersecurity, hopes to improve its tools and processes early in the third quarter of 2017 and plans to roll out updated processes by the following quarter, agency staff told the NCUA Board Thursday.Thursday’s open meeting included no regulatory action. The only two items up were the cybersecurity briefing and a quarterly report on the Temporary Corporate Credit Union Stabilization Fund.During the cybersecurity briefing, Tim Segerson, deputy director of the Office of Examination and Insurance, and Wayne Trout, supervisor of the Division of Critical Infrastructure and Cybersecurity, provided an update on use of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council’s cybersecurity tool. They noted the tool remains voluntary for credit unions. To be clear, they said they don’t have any expectations that credit unions are using the tool to determine their cybersecurity positions.“With the agency’s recently adopted use of the [FFIEC] Cybersecurity Assessment Tool during credit union exams, we are gratified the agency has heeded our concerns and plans to keep the use of the tool voluntary for credit unions,” said NAFCU Executive Vice President of Government Affairs and General Counsel Carrie Hunt. continue reading » 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Aaron Ramsey sends emotional message to Arsenal fans after devastating injury blow

first_img Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 1 May 2019 5:14 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link335Shares Advertisement Aaron Ramsey’s FA Cup final winning goal ended Arsenal’s nine-year trophy drought (Picture: Getty)Ramsey wrote on Instagram: ‘It saddens me to say that the game against Napoli was my last game in an Arsenal shirt.‘Unfortunately it left me with an injury that rules me out of the remaining games. I am really disappointed not to play until the end and give everything for the club while I am still an Arsenal player. Unfortunately it’s out of my hands but I wanted to say thank you to the fans for your support.‘It has been a journey, on and off the field, and so much has happened in 11 years. I was a spotty young kid coming in and I’m leaving a man, married, father of three boys and full of pride and good memories that I will treasure.‘It will be emotional this weekend – my last game at home. I Look forward to seeing you there and thank you all again from the bottom of my heart for everything.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Aaron Ramsey sends emotional message to Arsenal fans after devastating injury blow Aaron Ramsey joined Arsenal as a teenager from Cardiff in 2008 (Picture: Getty) Aaron Ramsey overcame a horrific leg break early in his Arsenal career (Picture: Getty) Advertisement Aaron Ramsey scored two FA Cup final winning goals during an 11-year Arsenal career (Picture: Getty)Aaron Ramsey has confirmed he has played his last game for Arsenal after suffering a season-ending injury against Napoli.The Wales international has spent 11 years with the north London club after joining the Gunners as a teenager from Cardiff.Ramsey, who is st to join Juventus on a free transfer at the end of the season, will go down in history as one of the club’s greatest midfielders having scored two FA Cup final winning goals.Unai Emery had been hopeful the 28-year-old would have been available for a potential Europa League final against either Chelsea or Eintracht Frankfurt but confirmed earlier on Thursday that there will be no fairy tail ending to Ramsey’s Arsenal career.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Commentlast_img read more

Last-lap pass puts Esqueda in victory lane at Arlington

first_imgCory Probst raced from 11th starting to win the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature and Kris Zuhlsdorf made the most of back-to-back cautions early on to win the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod main event. ARLINGTON, Minn. (Aug. 29) – Last-lap drama played out in the Saturday night feature Mach-1 Sport Compacts at Arlington Raceway. Matthew Spiess had taken the early lead and stayed in front until after the white flag was dis­played. R.J. Esqueda started 10th and worked his way up to second places with his sights on Spiess.  Esqueda made the late pass for the checkers. Justin Dose followed Esqueda and ended in se­cond. center_img Winner of the green-to-checkered IMCA Modified feature was Dan Menk while Justin Allen aced the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car headliner and Matt Speckman paced the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature.  His last-lap pass made R.J. Esqueda the Mach-1 Sport Compact feature winner Saturday at Arling­ton Raceway. (Photo by Sarah Moriarty)last_img read more

Santos, Fruta Conquerors register two wins in one-day football festival

first_imgSANTOS teams registered two wins and a draw while Fruta Conquerors also won twice when Eyeful Entertainment and the Kingston Football Development Academy hosted its ‘Sunday Football Festival’ last Sunday last at the GFC ground. The seven-game day of football, which was deemed a success by the organisers, saw four female teams battle, including the Santos Ladies who registered a 2-0 win against a young Eastveldt female side.Later in the day, Santos FC won on penalties, 7-6, after they had finished regulation 0-0 against GDF FC in the Elite Teams battle.Meanwhile, in an Over-50 battle, Santos FC drew 1-1 with Pele FC.  Jolyan Lewis scored for Santos and Wayne Poulis for Pele. In the other female battle, Fruta Ladies edged out Lady Panthers 2-1. Thandi Smith and Abiosa Heywood scored for the winners, while Pasty Edwards netted for the Panthers.In a male battle, Simeon Moore netted a brace as Fruta Conquerors FC got past an U-20 President XI side by a 2-1 margin. Anthony Allicock scored for the President XI side. There were two other games carded, including one between GT Masters and Ballers FC Veterans. In that game, Omali Nassy and Calvin Pitt scored a goal each for GT Masters to secure a 2-0 win.In another clash, West Dem Masters emerged victorious over Kanaimas via a 6-5 penalty finish. Both teams were scoreless at the end of regulation time.The event was sponsored by the Outdoor Store and Pet Shop, West Indian Sports Complex and Trophy Stall. It was supported by GFF, ABSAA Inc. and many individuals.last_img read more

Again, Paralympians to the Rescue

first_imgThe 2016 Paralympic Games ended Sunday night in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with Team Nigeria’s Paralympians rescuing the country once again as it happened in London four years ago. DURO IKHAZUAGBE writesJust like it happened four years ago, Team Nigeria’s special athletes to the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil have done it again! They have again removed shame from us as a country. Coming on the heel of a dismal performance at the 2016 Olympic Games where all we have to show is the bronze medal won by the John Mikel Obi inspired Dream Team VI, our paralympians achieved an all-time best performance of eight gold, two silver and two bronze medals. Nigeria finished overall 17th out of the 83 countries that made it to the medals table.Power-lifters: Lucy Ejike, Paul Kehinde, Roland Ezuruike, Bose Omolayo, Josephine Orji and Ndidi Nwosu were on top of their various categories. Flora Ugwunwa and petit Lauritta Onye straddled the javelin and shot put events to also add two precious gold medals to the six won by the power-lifter. Ezuruike won Nigeria’s first gold in Rio. Ejike broke the Paralympic and world record three successive times, to win the women’s -61kg event. Her successful attempt at set a new Paralympic and world records. Ejike went on to set a bigger mark of 138kg, before lifting a massive 142kg to pick the gold. Kehinde in the -65kg men’s category lifted 218kg to beat his rivals to the gold medal. Omolayo broke her world record to set a new one with 138kg lift to also win gold medal.Orji’s gold in the women’s -+86kg power-lifting event was full of drama. She entered the contest with 151kg lift, a weight that was far beyond the capacity of any other competitor in her category. The only other lifter who came close to her effrontery, Egypt’s Nadya Ali failed in all her three attempts to lift 145kg. Orji lifted 154kg to set a new world record.Ugwunwa won the women’s javelin throw – F53/54 event and the gold. With a throw of 20.25m, Ugwunwa set a new world record to beat Tunisia’s Hania Aidi and South Africa’s Ntombizanele Situ to second and third places respectively. Onye on the other hand, competing in the women’s shot put f40 event on the Day-four of the Rio Paralympics, first heaved 7.83m that saw her shatter her world record of 7.72m set at the IPC World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar in 2015. Onye’s fourth attempt of 8.40m sent secured the fifth gold medal for Team Nigeria. Nwosu on the other hand defeated the defending champion to win women’s -73kg Power-lifting event gold medal.Nwosu was set for the bronze medal before the Nigerian lady stepped up in her very last attempt, lifting 140kg to equal the Paralympics Record and usurp France’s Souhad Ghazouani for the gold.The feat of the paralympians was achieved through the ‘I Can Do it’ Nigerian spirit. It was not because they were granted the right conditioning by those saddled with running Nigerian sports.But for a country of over 170 million people, gold medal winner at previous Games (Atlanta ’96 and Sydney 2000), the outing in Brazil was bad news for the Olympians. Certainly not for the paralympians who are our heroes and heroines at the moment.So much hope was placed on Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor to deliver in track and field’s sprint and long jump. Same goes for Daniel Igali and his wrestlers. Medal of any colour was going to be a bonus from Nigeria’s lone qualifier in boxing, Efe Ajagba. Of course, Aruna Quadri and Segun Toriola who led the table tennis team where clearly ranked outsiders before the Games began due to their world rankings. Aruna’s unfortunate quarter final pairing with world Number 1, Ma Long of China, was certainly no good news for the 2014 ITTF Star Player.Yet, Nigerians were hoping for miracles to happen. Why not? After all, Chioma Ajunwa was not favourite for any medal in Atlanta ’96 long jump but ended up with the ultimate gold medal. But by the time those who had prepared for four years began to compete against Team Nigeria athletes, no one needed to be told that our chances of making the podium and be counted amongst gold medalists was going to be a mirage.And so, Okagbare failed to make the final of both 100m and 200m. The long jump that would have been her best chance for a medal, she skipped it for the longer sprint because both events clashed. Not even Tosin Oke and Doreen Amata who are in top brackets of the men’s triple jump and women’s high jump could make the final of their respective events. Unlike at the London Games where Nigeria made finals of no less than six events of the track and field, Rio2016 was a mission impossible. Save youngster Divine Oduduru who showed brilliance in the 200m, reaching the semi final in his first Olympic appearance, there certainly was nothing to cheer from athletics.Is anyone surprised that Nigeria failed in Brazil? To discerning followers of the country’s sports, there couldn’t have been better news for Team Nigeria beyond the bronze. Four years after former President Goodluck Jonathan conveyed a Presidential Summit on Sports in Abuja to review why Nigeria failed at London 2012, nothing came out of that jaw jaw, that had the best of the country’s sports technocrats present papers on the way forward.Instead of putting into action all that were articulated at that summit to ensure that Rio2016 became a turning-point, the sport sector was ignored. Other countries who valued the Games gave their preparations the desired fillip needed to excel. Great Britain for instance that was behind Nigeria on the medals table at Atlanta ’96 consolidated on the programme it initiated ahead of hosting the 2012 edition. Is anyone surprised that Team Great Britain upstaged China to emerge the second best team at Rio2016 winning 27 gold 23 silver and 17 bronze medals? Their athletes have also carried the new form into the paralympic, finishing second behind China with 64 gold, 30 silver and 44 bronze medals.Of course, sports loving Nigerians who were made to go through the stress of staying up all night to watch Team Nigeria perform at Rio2016 are up in arms against those saddled with the running of the country’s sports. Dalung who appears to lack the direction to lead Nigeria’s sports sector is blaming everyone but himself for the poor outing.Are we expecting to see any change at the next Games in Tokyo Japan in 2020? It is very doubtful. Nothing is going to change with the way we are carrying on the business of sports in the country. Until we begin to treat sports like business and not mere leisure, Team Nigeria will always attend the Olympic, merely to add up the number. No serious country will treat her country’s preparation for the Games the way we did ahead of Rio2016. There was no preparation of any sort both locally and abroad. The story of the Under-23 football team who went to Atlanta, USA as part of their preparation for the Games in Brazil is now all too familiar.That the Dream Team won the bronze in the football event was not because Nigeria adequately prepared for it. Rather, it was the sheer determination of the boys (and Coach Samson Siasia) to succeed. How the boys were left stranded without funds by the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports is well known to all. Of course, the Olympic is no FIFA event and so cash-strapped Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) cannot be blamed for the hell the Dream Team VI went through to achieve the bronze medal finish. It took the intervention of Mikel twice to bail out the team from cash embarrassment. Even after being stranded in Atlanta with the prospect of missing its first group game against Japan looming, it took the intervention of America airliner, Delta Air, to come to its rescue. The Chelsea star again came on to rescue the team ahead of its second game.As if to tell Nigerians that we should learn to appreciate what we have, it took a Japanese plastic surgeon Katsuya Takasu to show appreciation to the Dream Team, handing out a hefty $390,000 reward to the boys. To date, no other person, (corporate or individual) has come out to reward the boys for the lone bronze brought home by the team. That goes to show the mere lip service we all have been paying to sports development. Yet, we all want to see Team Nigeria win gold medals with no motivation.In four years time, it will not surprise followers of Nigerian sport if we return from Japan empty handed in the Olympic and only have to take consolation in the paralympians salvaging the situation again as they have done again in Brazil. We hardly ever learn from history.FINAL PARALYMPIC TABLEShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more