Having cows put proteins into milk, not waste, is researcher’s goal

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin – Madison has hired a new investigator to look into the case of the misplaced protein. “On average, only about a quarter of the crude protein in a dairy ration goes to milk,” says Sebastian I Arriola Apelo, who joined the UW dairy science department this summer as an assistant professor. “The rest is excreted, basically, in urine and feces.advertisementadvertisement“That has a huge environmental impact. It’s harmful for air quality; it’s harmful for water quality, for environment biodiversity and even for human health. So farmers are getting more and more pressure from government agencies and from consumers who want more environmentally friendly products.”Wasted protein also adds financial pressure, he says. The cost of feed – especially the expensive high-protein components – is a big factor in milk producers’ tight profit margins.“We can add more proteins to the diet and produce more milk to match the genetic potential of the animal, but that is very inefficient,” he says. “We have to formulate better diets where the cow consumes less protein or less nitrogen and still produces the same amount of milk and milk components.”Arriola Apelo’s appointment fills a void created by the retirement of Louis Armentano, who specialized in ruminant nutrition physiology. Like Armentano, Arriola Apelo is interested in the biochemical processes that govern feed efficiency. He earned his Ph.D. in dairy science from Virginia Tech and then spent three years conducting research at the University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. The medical research helped him prepare for his dairy work, because the metabolic processes he studies are similar in humans and cows.“What we study [in our lab] is how nutrients, once they reach the cells in the mammary gland, tell the cell to produce more milk or more milk proteins – how they talk to the cell,” Arriola Apelo explains.advertisementSince this kind of signaling is conserved across mammals, Arriola Apelo can study this phenomenon in the cells of genetically mutated mice. Specifically, he is looking at how the 20 amino acids – which are the building blocks of protein, the main source of nitrogen in dairy cow rations – contribute to milk protein production.“We are trying to see how much of each amino acid we need to deliver to the mammary gland and how we are going to deliver them,” he says. “In order to improve nitrogen efficiency, we need to feed less and better, meaning diets with less protein content and a better profile of amino acids. To get to that point, we not only need to know which amino acids are important, but also how the cow responds to those amino acids from a quantitative standpoint.”“I’m interested in finding a mathematical function that better represents the effect of amino acids on signaling pathways and on milk protein synthesis, so the cow can make the best use of dietary nitrogen, putting more into milk and less in urine and feces,” Arriola Apelo says.Arriola Apelo’s ability to quantify what happens to nutrients at the cellular level will be extremely useful as dairy nutritionists seek to translate the findings from cell-level research into practical models for feeding dairy cows, says Armentano.“We’re trying to find out more about the biological mechanisms that cause relationships between what we feed and how the cow responds. But somehow we have to tie that back to our whole animal numerical models. This requires both deductive, component research along with quantitative skills that allow us to integrate this cellular knowledge and then make sure our new models work better than our old ones.“Sebastian is kind of unique in being trained to do both types of things, and do both well, so he is well equipped to aid in this development.”advertisementIn addition to his research, Arriola Apelo will also teach courses related to ruminant nutrition for both undergrads and graduate students. He says that it’s important that students have a solid understanding of the emerging science behind the rapid changes in dairy feeding technology.“Students are already learning how to balance rations with a computer. But in order to integrate everything from genomics, to cow behavior, to nutrient excretion, to the environment, we will need much more complex software,” he says. “Students have to learn how to be ready to apply dairy nutrition information that’s not available yet but will be available in the near future. Basic science has a huge role there. Tomorrow they’ll be using different software. But if they understand the basic science, then learning the software is an easier task.”Arriola Apelo’s current research is supported by campus start-up funds and a Hatch grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.  —From University of Wisconsin – Madison news releasePHOTO: Sebastian I Arriola Apelo joined the University of Wisconsin – Madison dairy science department this summer as an assistant professor. Photo provided by University of Wisconsin – Madison.last_img read more

New Development Kit to Simplify Developing Advanced Electronic Warfare Applications

first_imgAbaco Systems, a global leader in open architecture computing and electronic systems, has released a new Development Kit designed to enable application developers to make a fast start on the creation, debugging and optimization of advanced electronic warfare (EW) applications. The VP430 Kit includes a VPX370 development platform, pre-integrated with a 3U VPX SBC329 single board computer, and the VP430 Direct RF Processing System.The VP430 was the first 3U VPX COTS solution to feature the all new Xilinx ZU27DR RF system-on-chip (RFSoC) technology. It is also one of the densest analog FPGA DSP boards available, with eight ADC and DAC synchronized channels, and features the ability to synchronize multiple boards for even larger system applications.Designed for advanced EW applications including MIMO (multiple input/output), beamforming, sensor processing and radar signal processing, the VP430 is a major step forward in performance and density, enabling the use of fewer boards and much less power while delivering increased processing throughput. In fact, for comparable capability, it occupies one fourth of the slots that earlier generation solutions would require.The VPX370 is a 6-slot system developed specifically for aerospace and defense applications. Its modular architecture enables users to add high performance FPGA and I/O to the base configuration, addressing many application requirements such as digital RF memory (DRFM), synchronous multi-channel MIMO systems, software defined radio (SDR) and more. Its flexibility means that customers can simply and quickly integrate their in-house developed 3U VPX boards.The VP430 responds to the cost and complexity challenge of RF systems with multiple channels: more channels means more expensive and large RF signal up/down conversion and signal conditioning. It enables direct RF sampling which can be implemented in the digital domain, bringing greater flexibility to the signal processing chain. Additionally, simplified integration with RF sampling devices removes the complexity of JESD204B high speed serial interfaces.The Xilinx RFSoC is a revolutionary step in integration technology bringing a combination of Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) processing capability, a multi-processor embedded ARM Cortex-A53 Application processing unit (APU), an ARM real time processing unit (RPU) and eight input analog-to-digital converter and eight digital-to-analog converter channels. Additionally, the Zynq Ultrascale+ architecture integrates all this with features to enable high security IP protection. The RFSoC brings extreme analog bandwidth with a sustained throughput of 6 GSPS per channel and greater than 12 GBps per channel digital offload capability.When combined with Abaco’s extensive portfolio of leading edge 3U VPX multi-architecture processing boards including single board computers and graphics processor units, the VP430 enables complete systems to be built from high performance, interoperable COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) components.last_img read more

Keysight Accelerates Design & Test of Antenna in Package Technology

first_imgKeysight and Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE), have come together to improve the design and test validation efficiency of antenna in package (AiP) technology development and to accelerate the pace of new technology innovation. In response to heterogeneous integrated RF front-end modules for emerging wireless communication technologies like 5G and autonomous driving, Antenna in Package (AiP) has become one of the focuses of the advanced sealing and testing industry. Integrating all the high-frequency components together with the baseband circuitry into a module and ensuring proper operating is not easy. Ensuring test validation for these complex packages is a major issue. For example, it always takes time to change adaptors, measurement settings, remove fixture factors, etc. Also, correlating the measurement data with end customers worldwide is also important. ASE, a worldwide provider of semiconductor manufacturing services in assembly and test, successfully used Keysight’s PNA-based solutions, including S93007B Automatic Fixture Removal and S93460B True-Mode Stimulus, to develop a leading-edge AiP measurement system that improves testing efficiency. This enabled ASE to accelerate commercial readiness of AiP development and validation services.The frequency of Keysight PNA and PNA-X network analyzer starts from 900 Hz and can be extended up to 1.5 THz. Offering best-in-class measurement integrity and high repeatability helps customers transform advanced designs into competitive products. The S93460B integrated true-mode stimulus application (iTMSA) provides mismatch-corrected true differential and true common stimulus and enables accurate balanced measurements under real operating conditions. The S93007B adds a powerful application wizard to guide users through characterizing a fixture and removing it from the measurement.last_img read more

Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor Begin Shooting “Long Way Up” Soon

first_imgIt’s confirmed: Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor will begin shooting Long Way Up soon.If there is one, well okay, two TV programmes that brought motorcycle adventure touring into the limelight are Long Way Round and its sequel Long Way Down.Some overland riders even quoted the programs as inspiration to them taking up touring. There’s also a claim that the sales of the BMW R 1100 GS and subsequent BMW R 1200 GS shot up after the show.According to ADV Pulse, Boorman confirmed the shoot during an interview in the Bike Shed Show in London. “I’m doing the Long Way Up for sure, with Ewan,” he said. “We are going from South America to Los Angeles. So South America, Central America, Mexico and then Los Angeles and we are going to start that in a few months’ time.” Specific route plans have yet to be confirmed, however.Another question is on what bikes the duo will be riding this time. Boorman is the ambassador for Triumph, while McGregor was recently named the ambassador for the Moto Guzzi V85TT. That said, could the former ride the Triumph Tiger 800 XCx/XCa? Or the Tiger 1200? (This writer personally hopes for the Tiger 800 XCx/XCa.)2018 Triumph Tiger 800 XCx Test and Review–Ads– Photo credit www.charleyboorman.com The duo will ride from South America to California. Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor will begin shooting Long Way Up soon. What bikes will they ride this time around?last_img read more

Summer Ball in Full Swing

first_img Eric Kroll (Photo courtesy of Jim Hogue) PENSACOLA, Fla. — Even though it’s in the thick of summer, six members of the University of West Florida baseball team are hard at work playing for various summer league baseball teams across the country. Summer collegiate leagues are run similar to professional minor league baseball organizations and provide collegiate athletes a chance to continue playing in highly competitive ball in the offseason.Starting pitcher Kevin Johnson (Pensacola, Fla./Alabama Southern CC), shortstop Brandon Brewer (Apopka, Fla./Apopka HS) and left fielder Eric Kroll (Pace, Fla./Pace HS) have been seeing each other quite often as they are all playing in the Valley Baseball League located in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and West Virginia. Johnson has been taking the mound for the third place Haymarket Senators. The team has put together a 13-13 record despite a 0-3 record from Johnson on the mound. In a team high 34.1 innings pitched he has compiled a 5.19 earned run average with six starts.Brewer, who has been lacing them up for the first place Front Royal Cardinals, has seen action in 23 of their 25 games this season. He is batting .270 with a double and four RBI with three runs scored to help his team to a 14-12 record, which is tops in the VBL North Division.Argos left fielder Eric Kroll is with the Woodstock River Bandits of the VBL Central Division. Currently the River Bandits are sitting in third place with 14-12 record with less than a month left in the season. In 23 starts Kroll is batting .214 with two doubles, two homeruns and 10 RBI.Two other Argonauts are sharing the same summer experience as catcher Tyler Hastings (Niceville, Fla./Niceville HS) and outfielder Phillip Ebert (Naples, Fla./Gulf Coast HS) are both playing for the Park City Rangers of the Walter Johnson League. The Rangers, which are located in Wichita, Kan., are out to an 18-13 record with 19 games left to play before the National Baseball Congress (NBC) World Series in August.Sophomore pitcher Blake Maher (Orlando, Fla./Lake Highland Prep) is the lone Argonaut to remain in Florida while playing his summer ball for the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs of the Florida Collegiate Summer League. Maher has tossed 14.2 innings in eight appearances, falling to 0-3 on the season with a 6.75 ERA.Most of the collegiate summer leagues play their seasons from late May/early June through the end of July with their respective playoff or postseason schedules to begin in August. For more information on Argonaut athletics or to follow along with live stats, fans can keep up with the action at www.GoArgos.com.Valley Baseball LeagueWalter Johnson Baseball LeagueFlorida Collegiate Summer LeaguePrint Friendly Version Summer Ball in Full Swingcenter_img Sharelast_img read more

Hadirkan Layanan Sepeda Listrik di Negeri Paman Sam, Uber Akuisisi JUMP

first_imgSebelum diakuisisi Uber, JUMP yang merupakan sebuah startup berbasis di San Francisco ini diketahui sudah memiliki pangsa pasar sendiri. Bagi warga Washington DC yang hendak menggunakan sepeda listrik yang disewakan oleh JUMP, diharuskan untuk membayar US$2 atau yang setara dengan Rp27.500 per 30 menitnya.Setelah selesai, para penyewa ini akan mengembalikan dan mengunci sepeda listrik tersebut di lokasi yang sudah ditentukan sebelumnya. Sebelum mengakuisisinya, pihak Uber telah terlebih dahulu menimbang, apakah layanan tersebut nantinya akan berjalan mulus atau tidak. “Hari ini, kami secara bangga mengumumkan bahwa telah menandatangani perjanjian untuk mengakuisisi JUMP Bikes, yang juga sudah kami uji di San Francisco,” tulis pihak Uber di laman resminya, Senin (9/4/2018). “Fokus kami adalah untuk mengembangkan smart technologies untuk smart cities,” imbuhnya.Sementara itu, CEO dari JUMP, Ryan Rzepecki mengaku sangat antusias dengan langkah yang telah diambil oleh Uber. “Saya sangat senang ketika produk yang kami kembangkan dapat menjadi bagian dari Uber,” ungkap Ryan.Nantinya, para pengguna Uber di Negeri Paman Sam akan menjumpai ikon sepeda di laman utama aplikasi Uber. Ketika ikon tersebut ditekan, maka aplikasi akan menampilkan peta yang dilengkapi dengan titik-titik penyewaan sepeda listrik JUMP. Dari sini, Anda bisa memilih salah satu dari spot penyewaan tersebut, dan memesannya.Baca Juga: Swytch Conversion Kit, Ubah Sepeda Konvensional Jadi Sepeda Listrik“Dengan adanya layanan sepeda listrik dari JUMP ini, para konsumen dapat menikmati kenyamanan dalam berkendara dan tentu saja ramah lingkungan,” jelas pihak Uber. Selain mempertimbangkan soal keramahan lingkungannya, Uber pun tidak menampik bahwa upaya yang dilakukannya ini diharapkan dapat memudahkan mobilitas orang-orang yang tidak memiliki kendaraan pribadi. Bahkan mereka pun berharap supaya orang-orang dapat merubah kebiasaan menggunakan pribadi, dan beralih menggunakan layanan terpadu seperti Uber.“Dengan mencapai angan dan tujuan tersebut, pada akhirnya akan berdampak pada situasi kota yang lebih kondusif. Kemacetan dan polusi secara bertahap akan berkurang,” tegasnya dalam lama resmi Uber. Sayangnya, pihak Uber masih enggan berkomentar kapan layanan serupa akan berkembang di kota lain.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… Related Sumber: newatlas.com Setelah beberapa waktu yang lalu warganet dihebohkan dengan akuisisi Grab terhadap Uber, kini perusahaan yang berbasis di San Francisco, California ini diketahui mulai menjajal moda lain yang dipercaya mampu menaikkan value dari perusahaan. Rencana pengadaan moda baru di armada Uber ini secara tidak langsung berkaitan dengan upaya pemerintah yang tengah memerangi polusi udara.Baca Juga: Yuk Bersepeda, Mengurangi Polusi Sembari Membakar Kalori di TubuhSeperti yang diwartakan KabarPenumpang.com dari laman newatlas.com (11/4/2018), Uber rencananya akan menambahkan armada sepeda listrik ke dalam layanannya. Tentu saja, dalam upayanya untuk menghadirkan moda ini, Uber tidak melangkah sendiri. Perusahaan yang berdiri berkat jasa Travis Kalanick dan Garrett Camp ini mengakuisisi layanan electric bike-sharing, JUMP.last_img read more

Sukses Curi Hati Penyandang Disabilitas, Swiss Federal Railways Rajai Perkeretaapian di Eropa!

first_imgSalah satu armada dari Alstom. Sumber: Alstom Mungkin Anda beranggapan bahwa selama ini operator kereta terbaik di Eropa berasal dari Perancis yang terkenal dengan layanan kereta TGV-nya atau dari salah satu kompetitornya, Inggris. Nampaknya Anda perlu menarik kembali pernyataan tersebut, karena operator kereta yang berhasil menyabet gelar terbaik jatuh ke tangan Swiss Federal Railways. Hasil tersebut muncul setelah The Great Train Comparison Report, sebuah lembaga perbandingan mensurvei hampir semua penyedia layanan kereta api jarak jauh berkecepatan tinggi di Eropa.Baca Juga: Rute Ekstrim Kereta Bergerigi di Swiss, Kemiringannya Hingga 48%Dilansir KabarPenumpang.com dari laman independent.co.uk (2/6/2018), nama Swiss Federal Railways keluar setelah mengalahkan semua aspek penilaian, termasuk pemberian layanan secara keseluruhan. Adapun penilaian disebar kepada 12 target audiensi, termasuk wisatawan penyandang disabilitas, keluarga, pesepeda, dan pebisnis yang bepergian menggunakan kereta. Tujuannya tidak lain dan tidak bukan, untuk mengetahui seberapa efektifkah operator kereta api mampu memenuhi kebutuhan kelompok khusus tersebut. Tidak tanggung-tanggung, sebanyak 16 perusahaan kereta api turut berpartisipasi dalam penelitian tersebut, dimana mereka menyelesaikan sekitar 100 survei tentang berbagai jenis penumpang dan fasilitas yang tersedia. Secara mengejutkan, ternyata penyumbang suara terbanyak untuk kemenangan Swiss Federal Railways datang dari keluarga, penyandang disabilitas, dan pesepeda.Khusus untuk penyandang disabilitas, Swiss Federal Railways mengaku, “menyediakan penawaran canggih bagi kaum tersebut, atau mungkin mereka akan mendapatkan manfaat dari penjabaran informasi menggunakan bahasa yang sederhana,”Baca Juga: Glacier Express, Antarkan Anda Nikmati Indahnya Pemandangan SwissTidak bisa dipungkiri, para penyandang disabilitas ini kadang kerap kali dilupakan ketika sebuah negara tengah berupaya untuk menghadirkan sarana transportasi baru, dan dampaknya dirasakan langsung oleh mereka. Mulai dari tidak bisa mencapai stasiun pemberhentian karena lokasinya yang terlalu tinggi, hingga merasa tidak nyaman ketika tengah berada di dalam moda yang bersangkutan. Jika diurutkan lebih panjang, maka hal tersebut akan berdampak pada kemacetan yang semakin merajalela dan menjauh dari misi pemerintah di setiap negara yang ingin mengentaskan masalah kemacetan.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedStasiun Ernakulum India, Hadirkan Fasilitas Komplit Bagi Kaum Difabel06/08/2018In “Darat”Pertama Kalinya dalam Sejarah, Layanan Kereta di India Mampu ‘On Time’ 100 Persen07/07/2020In “Darat”Mudahkan Difabel, Mulai 2019 Inggris Hadirkan Aplikasi Smartphone dengan Fitur ‘Bantuan’07/10/2018In “Basis Aplikasi”last_img read more

Mantapkan Eksistensi Internasional, Citilink Buka Rute Banyuwangi – Kuala Lumpur

“Dengan membuka rute Banyuwangi – Kuala Lumpur, Citilink Indonesia akan semakin memantapkan eksistensinya di kawasan Asia, serta turut memberikan kontribusi nyata dalam mensukseskan program Pemerintah Indonesia untuk mendatangkan 20 juta wisatawan mancanegara pada tahun 2019,” tambah Juliandra yang dikutip KabarPenumpang.com dari siaran pers, Rabu (19/12/2018).Citilink Indonesia menerbangi rute Banyuwangi – Kuala Lumpur dengan pesawat Airbus A320. Pesawat ini berkapasitas 180 penumpang dengan frekuensi tiga kali seminggu pada hari Rabu, Jumat, dan Minggu. Penerbangan Banyuwangi – Kuala Lumpur dengan nomor penerbangan QG514, ditempuh dalam 2 jam 50 menit. Jadwal keberangkatan dari Bandara Banyuwangi pukul 08.20 WIB dan tiba di Bandara Internasional Kuala Lumpur pada pukul 12.10 waktu setempat.Sedangkan penerbangan Kuala Lumpur – Banyuwangi dengan nomor penerbangan QG515 ditempuh dalam 2 jam 50 menit. Waktu keberangkatan pukul 13.20 waktu setempat dari Bandara Internasional Kuala Lumpur. Dan, tiba di Bandara Banyuwangi pukul 15.10 WIB. Menteri Pariwisata Arief Yahya sangat menyambut baik hadirnya penerbangan ini.“Rute penerbangan Kuala Lumpur – Banyuwangi yang dilakukan oleh Citilink Indonesia, merupakan gerbang bagi Banyuwangi menuju internasional. Sebab, ini adalah rute penerbangan internasional pertama dari dan menuju ke Banyuwangi,” kata Arief Yahya.Arief menilai, pembukaan rute internasional Kuala Lumpur-Banyuwangi menjadi bukti komitmen Citilink Indonesia. Terutama dalam membantu pengembangan pariwisata Indonesia. Rute ini juga menjadi momen untuk memperkenalkan Banyuwangi sebagai destinasi wisata bertaraf internasional.Baca juga: Mulai Hari Ini, Batik Air Buka Penerbangan Jakarta – BanyuwangiSambutan positif juga diperlihatkan Bupati Banyuwangi Azwar Anas. Menurut Anas dengan dibukanya rute ini akan semakin meningkatkan aksesibilitas menuju Banyuwangi, sehingga bisa mendorong berbagai sektor ekonomi tumbuh, yang ujungnya berkontribusi pada kesejahteraan warga.“Pembukaan rute ini pasti akan membawa dampak ekonomi yang besar bagi daerah.” kata Anas.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedJelang Q4 2018, Citilink Canangkan Buka Rute Banyuwangi-Kuala Lumpur25/07/2018In “Bandara”Citilink Jadikan Banyuwangi Mini Hub, Agustus 2019 Buka Rute dari Denpasar24/07/2019In “Bandara”Kini Citilink Terbang ke Perth dan Kuala Lumpur dari Denpasar08/11/2019In “Destinasi” Rute baru Citilink BWX-KL (Citilink) Bagi generasi millenia asal Banyuwangi yang ingin ke Malaysia, kini tak lagi perlu repot berangkat melalui Jakarta atau Bali. Pasalnya Citilink, maskapai berbiaya hemat (LCC) ini per 19 Desember 2018 telah membuka rute penerbangan langsungnya dari Banyuwangi menuju Kuala Lumpur.Baca juga:  Dukung Wisata di Kalimantan Timur, Citilink Buka Rute Jakarta-SamarindaDirektur Utama Citilink, Juliandra Nurtjahjo mengatakan, pembukaan rute Banyuwangi-Kuala Lumpur ini untuk memperluas jaringan penerbangan internasional Citilink. Tak hanya itu, rute baru ini juga untuk memantapkan posisi Citilink sebagai maskapai berbiaya hemat terkemuka di Asia. read more

TTFA abandons CAS, turns to High Court in fight against FIFA takeover

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):THE OUSTED executive of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) has turned to the High Court here in its fight against FIFA’s decision to replace it with a normalisation committee.The William Wallace-led United TTFA team said in a statement on Monday that it chose to go this route “after long and hard deliberations”, after withdrawing its appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) which it claimed had displayed bias against football’s world governing body.“United TTFA assures the football community and the people of Trinidad and Tobago that we have carefully considered the options, the potential risks and the beneficial outcomes of this struggle to defend the sovereignty of our country and our football,” the team of Wallace, Clynt Taylor, Susan Joseph-Warrick, Joseph Sam Phillip, Anthony Harford and Keith Look Loy said.“We are guided by the principles of freedom and democracy enshrined in the supreme and governing law of Trinidad and Tobago – the Constitution – under which TTFA is established,” said ousted TTFA president William Wallace. ‘Taking sides’ The association had complained that the Switzerland-based CAS appeared to be taking sides, pointing out that the TTFA was asked to pay all the fees for the arbitration – in contravention of the court’s regulations which require that the parties split the cost, which FIFA refused to do – and that the court had accepted FIFA’s request for the case to be heard by three arbitrators which tripled the costs associated with the appeal.The embattled TTFA team said they therefore decided to lodge a brief with the local High Court.They are asking the court for: a declaration that FIFA’s removal of the TTFA executive, who was elected to office on November 24, 2019, is null, void and of no legal and/or binding effect; a permanent injunction preventing FIFA from interfering in, and/or seeking to override the fair and transparent democratic processes of the TTFA and/or from attempting removing the duly elected executive from office; and a permanent injunction preventing FIFA and/or its agents and/or assigns and/or servants from interfering in the day-to-day management of the TTFA, including the association’s bank accounts and real property.The latter request comes as the TTFA and the FIFA-appointed normalisation committee fight for control of the association’s accounts at First Citizens Bank.In March this year, FIFA replaced the TTFA executive with a committee led by local businessman Robert Hadad, on the grounds that a FIFA/CONCACAF fact-finding mission had uncovered financial mismanagement and massive debt that left the local body facing “a very real risk of insolvency and illiquidity”. FIFA had said such a situation put the association and development of football in the country at risk and corrective measures needed to be applied urgently.last_img read more

SEC Burning Questions: Who will top the SEC West?

first_img Session ID: 2020-09-18:946376ae7f8e2a3d46ec4d3b Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-794638-4328469719001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.USA TODAY Sports’ Dan Wolken weighs in on 5 burning on questions on SEC campuses leading up to the 2015 NCAA Football season. Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. An unanticipated problem was encountered, check back soon and try again Error Code: MEDIA_ERR_UNKNOWNlast_img read more