Facebook Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award printFormer 4-star recruit Ross Blacklock was awarded Freshman All-American accolades Monday by the Football Writers Association of America.The defensive tackle started all 14 games for the Horned Frogs this season and totaled 27 tackles on the season, including 6.5 tackles for loss and two sacks. Blacklock was a force on the defensive line all season, one that allowed just over 103 rushing yards per game, good for fifth in the nation. The defense sits at second in the nation in run defense improvement from last season, an improvement of 83.9 yards.Blacklock is the third Horned Frog freshman to be named an all-American, along with fellow defensive tackle Corey Bethley and wide receiver Jalen Reagor. Bethley and Reagor were named to 247Sports’ True Freshman All-American team.Blacklock is just one of six returning defensive starters for the Horned Frogs next season, a defense that ranks 19th nationally and sits atop the Big 12. Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU Robbie Vaglio TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Twitter Previous articleHorned Frogs suffer ‘disappointing’ home loss to KansasNext articleHorned Frogs win first Big 12 game of season Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Linkedin Linkedin ReddIt I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! Facebook Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Twitter What to watch during quarantine + posts ReddIt TCU vs Kansas football in Fort Worth, Texas on October 21, 2017. (Photo by Gregg Ellman) Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello
Subscribe Business News This illustration shows Earth surrounded by theoretical filaments of dark matter called “hairs.” Credit: NASA/JPL-CaltechA new study publishing this week in the Astrophysical Journal by Gary Prézeau of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, proposes the existence of long filaments of dark matter, or “hairs.”Dark matter is an invisible, mysterious substance that makes up about 27 percent of all matter and energy in the universe. The regular matter, which makes up everything we can see around us, is only 5 percent of the universe. The rest is dark energy, a strange phenomenon associated with the acceleration of our expanding universe.Neither dark matter nor dark energy has ever been directly detected, although many experiments are trying to unlock the mysteries of dark matter, whether from deep underground or in space.Based on many observations of its gravitational pull in action, scientists are certain that dark matter exists, and have measured how much of it there is in the universe to an accuracy of better than one percent. The leading theory is that dark matter is “cold,” meaning it doesn’t move around much, and it is “dark” insofar as it doesn’t produce or interact with light.Galaxies, which contain stars made of ordinary matter, form because of fluctuations in the density of dark matter. Gravity acts as the glue that holds both the ordinary and dark matter together in galaxies.According to calculations done in the 1990s and simulations performed in the last decade, dark matter forms “fine-grained streams” of particles that move at the same velocity and orbit galaxies such as ours.“A stream can be much larger than the solar system itself, and there are many different streams crisscrossing our galactic neighborhood,” Prézeau said.Prézeau likens the formation of fine-grained streams of dark matter to mixing chocolate and vanilla ice cream. Swirl a scoop of each together a few times and you get a mixed pattern, but you can still see the individual colors.“When gravity interacts with the cold dark matter gas during galaxy formation, all particles within a stream continue traveling at the same velocity,” Prézeau said.But what happens when one of these streams approaches a planet such as Earth? Prézeau used computer simulations to find out.His analysis finds that when a dark matter stream goes through a planet, the stream particles focus into an ultra-dense filament, or “hair,” of dark matter. In fact, there should be many such hairs sprouting from Earth.A stream of ordinary matter would not go through Earth and out the other side. But from the point of view of dark matter, Earth is no obstacle. According to Prézeau’s simulations, Earth’s gravity would focus and bend the stream of dark matter particles into a narrow, dense hair.Hairs emerging from planets have both “roots,” the densest concentration of dark matter particles in the hair, and “tips,” where the hair ends. When particles of a dark matter stream pass through Earth’s core, they focus at the “root” of a hair, where the density of the particles is about a billion times more than average. The root of such a hair should be around 600,000 miles (1 million kilometers) away from the surface, or twice as far as the moon. The stream particles that graze Earth’s surface will form the tip of the hair, about twice as far from Earth as the hair’s root.“If we could pinpoint the location of the root of these hairs, we could potentially send a probe there and get a bonanza of data about dark matter,” Prézeau said.A stream passing through Jupiter’s core would produce even denser roots: almost 1 trillion times denser than the original stream, according to Prézeau’s simulations.“Dark matter has eluded all attempts at direct detection for over 30 years. The roots of dark matter hairs would be an attractive place to look, given how dense they are thought to be,” said Charles Lawrence, chief scientist for JPL’s astronomy, physics and technology directorate.Another fascinating finding from these computer simulations is that the changes in density found inside our planet – from the inner core, to the outer core, to the mantle to the crust – would be reflected in the hairs. The hairs would have “kinks” in them that correspond to the transitions between the different layers of Earth.Theoretically, if it were possible to obtain this information, scientists could use hairs of cold dark matter to map out the layers of any planetary body, and even infer the depths of oceans on icy moons.Further study is needed to support these findings and unlock the mysteries of the nature of dark matter.The California Institute of Technology manages JPL for NASA. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Science and Technology Earth Might Have Hairy Dark Matter, JPL Scientist Says The solar system might be a lot hairier than we thought. 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Laura Cavanaugh/Getty ImagesBy JAMES HILL, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Attorneys for Ghislaine Maxwell, the former companion of deceased sex-offender Jeffrey Epstein, are asking a federal judge to keep a batch of court records under seal, arguing that public interest in the documents is outweighed by privacy considerations and the potential impact a release of the documents could have on an ongoing criminal investigation into alleged accomplices of Epstein.“Ms. Maxwell … is aware that investigations surrounding the alleged conduct of Mr. Epstein survive his death. It is unclear who are witnesses or targets of any investigation,” Maxwell’s attorney, Jeffrey Pagliuca, wrote Wednesday in a filing objecting to unsealing certain documents. “The sealed testimony or summaries may inappropriately influence potential witnesses or alleged victims.”The sealed court filings in the case — a now-settled civil defamation lawsuit filed against Maxwell in 2015 by Virginia Roberts Giuffre — are said to contain the names of hundreds of people, some famous and some not, who socialized, traveled or worked with Epstein over the span of more than a decade. The late financier has previously been linked to a coterie of high-profile business leaders, scientists, royalty and politicians.Epstein, a convicted sex offender, was found dead in an apparent suicide in prison while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges that he denied.Among the records now being considered for release is a 418-page transcript of one of Maxwell’s multi-hour depositions in the case, which Maxwell’s attorneys argue were given under an expectation of confidentiality that had been agreed to by both sides in the dispute, according to Maxwell’s court filing.“This series of pleadings concerns [Giuffre’s] attempt to compel Ms. Maxwell to answer intrusive questions about her sex life,” Pagliuca wrote. “The subject matter of these [documents] is extremely personal, confidential, and subject to considerable abuse by the media.”The collection of documents now being reviewed for potential release by Senior U.S. District Court Judge Loretta Preska represents just a small subset of the thousands of pages of documents that must be reviewed for potential release, a process that could drag on for many months.Giuffre has accused Maxwell of facilitating and participating in Epstein’s abuse of minor girls. Maxwell has denied Giuffre’s allegations. When the defamation case was settled in 2017, a substantial portion of the court docket remained sealed or redacted. The sealed records include the identities of people who provided information in the case under an expectation of confidentiality, plus the names of alleged victims and individuals accused of enabling Epstein or participating in the abuse.Maxwell attorneys argue that the bulk of the sealed documents and exhibits should stay sealed, contending that they “were gratuitous and served no legitimate purpose” when they were submitted by Giuffre’s attorneys and because many of the documents contain the names of dozens of non-parties who have yet to receive notice that the records could be made public.An attorney for Giuffre did not respond to a request for comment on Maxwell’s court filing.Giuffre, now a 36-year-old mother living in Australia, alleges she was sexually abused as a teenager by Epstein and Maxwell between 2000 and 2002. She also claims to have been directed to have sex with some of their prominent friends, including Britain’s Prince Andrew. She filed the action against Maxwell in September 2015, alleging that the former British socialite defamed her when her publicist issued a statement referring to Giuffre’s allegations as “obvious lies.”For the next year and a half, attorneys for the two women engaged in an acrimonious duel of pre-trial arguments, much of which took shape in heavily redacted or sealed court filings. The case settled just before a trial was set to begin in May 2017. A year later, the Miami Herald newspaper filed an ultimately successful motion to unseal at least some portions of the undisclosed record of the case.Lawyers representing Giuffre, Maxwell, the Herald, and an anonymous individual who intervened to assert privacy interests, have been haggling for the last several months over their favored approaches to unsealing the records. The arguments over the protocols alone amounted to more than 50 additional entries on the court docket before Judge Preska arrived at the final procedure.Earlier this month, notification letters were sent to two “John Does,” anonymous individuals whose names are among several dozen that appear in just the first batch of sealed and redacted documents currently under review by Preska, according to court records. Neither of those individuals responded to the letters, according to Maxwell’s court filing.Giuffre has advocated for near-total disclosure of the records, while Maxwell and attorneys for the intervening individual have urged Preska to carefully balance the intense public interest in the case against potentially “life-changing” reputational damage that could befall those whose names are made public. Because the parties reached a confidential settlement, the allegations leveled in the dispute are unproven, having never been tested by an independent trier of fact.Previously unsealed records from the case have already generated headlines around the world after a federal appeals court released more than 2,000 pages of documents last August, a month after Epstein’s arrest by federal authorities in New York.Included in that collection were excerpts from Giuffre’s depositions naming several prominent men she alleges Epstein and Maxwell directed her to have sex with, including Prince Andrew, attorney Alan Dershowitz, former U.S. Senator George Mitchell and former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson. All of those men, and others accused by Giuffre, have denied the allegations.“The documents and exhibits should be carefully examined for the vivid, detailed and tragic story they tell in the face of cursory, bumper sticker-like statements by those accused,” Giuffre’s attorney, Sigrid McCawley, wrote in a statement on the day of the documents’ release. “Virginia Roberts Giuffre is a survivor and a woman to be believed. She believes a reckoning of inevitable accountability has begun.”The morning after that first set of documents was made public, Epstein was found unresponsive in his jail cell in Manhattan, where he was being held pending trial on charges of child sex-trafficking and conspiracy.Maxwell, 58, is the daughter of the late British publishing magnate Robert Maxwell, who died in 1991 in what was ruled an accidental drowning off the coast of the Canary Islands. She met Epstein in New York following her father’s death, and the two were closely linked for more than a decade. Sources tell ABC News that Maxwell remains under criminal investigation by federal authorities in New York, who have vowed to hold responsible any alleged co-conspirators in Epstein’s sex trafficking conspiracy.In previously unsealed excerpts from her depositions in the case, Maxwell derided Giuffre as an “absolute liar.” She has also denied allegations from Giuffre and other women who contend in court filings that Maxwell recruited and trained girls and young women for Epstein and facilitated their abuse.“She absolutely denies that she participated in this or any other sexual abuse or trafficking or assault, and no court, judge or jury has ever determined that she has,” an attorney for Maxwell wrote last month in a related case. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Previous Article Next Article e-learning news in briefOn 1 Jul 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. This month’s e-learning news in brief – E-learning consultancy eLearnity has released white papers on LearningManagement Systems and e-learning Best Practice. They follow the success oflast year’s white paper on the Future of e-learning and can be accessed at www.elearnity.com– The Institute of IT Training’s Online Tutor and The Online Trainer coursesare now offered by Xebec McGraw-Hill’s Professional Learning Services division.– Academee is to work with the Center for Creative Leadership to create theEuropean business leaders of the future. They will put together developmentprogrammes for senior executives, which will enable 360-degree feedback onleaders’ skills. – NETg is launching a multilingual helpdesk for its e-learning customers.Learners now receive advice on NETg’s courseware in French, German, Italian,Spanish and Chinese. – QA, which aims to improve an organisation’s IT effectiveness, has launchedPathways, a learning environment to support Microsoft IT trainingcertification. Related posts:No related photos.
Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article With less than two months to go, the 2003 IOSH Annual Conference andExhibition is living up to its theme of ‘Professionals in partnership’, and isgaining support from many leading OSH organisations. Being held in Scotland for the first time, the institution’s prestigioustwo-day event will take place at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre,Glasgow, on Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 April. As well as the full conferenceprogramme, there will also be an extensive exhibition showcasing the latestproducts and services in health and safety. Building on the success of Manchester in 2002, the conference will onceagain feature both parallel and plenary sessions to allow delegates to tailorthe programme to their needs. The plenary sessions include the keynote speechfrom Hans-Horst Konkolewsky, director of the European Agency for Safety andHealth at Work, and the close of conference presentation by Gavin Hastings,former Scotland rugby captain. The 24 parallel sessions have been designed to allow delegates to follow oneparticular stream through a conference session. The highlights of the parallelsessions include: – Professor Julian Peto, head of epidemiology at the Institute of CancerResearch, examining the health issues of asbestos – Chris Sharp, president of occupational medicine, Royal Society ofMedicine, looking at the medical perspective of MSDs – Gordon Tinline, managing consultant at Robertson Cooper, detailing beaconsof excellence in stress prevention The full conference fee for IOSH 2003 is £445 +VAT for members, and £545+VAT for non-members. For further information, including details of attendanceoptions and discount rates, please tel: 01932 893879, or visit the dedicatedconference website. www.ioshconference.co.uk Comments are closed. OH professionals head to Scotland for IOSH conference 2003On 1 Mar 2003 in Personnel Today
April 17, 2018 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 4/17 Brad James Tags: Beaver/Gunnison/Manti/North Sanpete/North Sevier/Richfield/South Sevier Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBoys SoccerRegion 15RICHFIELD, Utah-Trace Boggess posted a hat trick and the Manti Templars blanked Richfield 3-0 Tuesday in Region 15 boys soccer action. Jason Thomas earned the shutout for Manti.MOAB, Utah-Louis Rodriguez found the net twice, helping the North Sanpete Hawks get past Grand 4-3 in Region 15 boys soccer action Tuesday. Carlos Navarro and Parker Lee also scored in victory for North Sanpete.BEAVER, Utah-Jesus Magana scored twice and the Beaver Beavers smacked Gunnison 4-1 Tuesday in Region 15 boys soccer action. Bryan Piementel and Walter LeBaron also found the net for the Beavers in the win. Brayan Ruiz had the sole score in the loss for the Bulldogs.Baseball2-A NorthMONTICELLO, Utah-Ty Hill posted three doubles and the Gunnison Bulldogs smacked Monticello 12-2 in 2-A North baseball action Tuesday. Creed Mogle and Parx Bartholomew each doubled for the Bulldogs in the win. Bowen Jensen took the win on the mound for Gunnison.DUCHESNE, Utah-Burke Mickelsen homered and doubled as the North Sevier Wolves routed Duchesne 19-4 Tuesday in 2-A North baseball action. Brooks Mickelsen, Hunter Higgs, Rocky Bringhurst, Rylan Crane and Stockton Andersen also doubled in victory for the Wolves. Brooks Mickelsen also took the win on the mound for North Sevier.2-A SouthENTERPRISE, Utah-Zeb Jones homered and Levi Randall went the distance on the mound as the Enterprise Wolves downed Beaver 4-0 in 2-A South baseball action Tuesday. Crayton Hollingshead doubled in the loss for the Beavers.Region 15MONROE, Utah-Caleb Barton belted a pair of doubles and the South Sevier Rams routed Richfield 18-0 Tuesday in Region 15 baseball action. Easton Hunt earned the win on the mound for South Sevier.
View post tag: F-35C View post tag: US Navy Photo: An F-35C Lightning II assigned to the “Argonauts” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147 makes an arrested landing on the flight deck of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Photo: US Navy View post tag: USS Carl Vinson Share this article The “Argonauts” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147 completed their carrier qualifications December 12 aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), the US Navy has announced.The carrier qualifications are the final required component for Commander Joint Strike Fighter Wing (CJSFW) to issue the squadron its safe-for-flight operations certification.This marks a major milestone for the US Navy toward declaring Initial Operating Capability (IOC) next year.The safe-for-flight operations certification (SFFOC) is the final step for VFA-147’s transition from the F/A-18E Super Hornet to the F-35C Lightning II.This process ensures a squadron is manned with qualified personnel to implement maintenance and safety programs in support of fleet operations. All transitioning squadrons are required to complete this certification prior to independently conducting flight operations.When introducing a new aircraft to the fleet, the appropriate fleet replacement squadron (FRS) is assigned oversight responsibility for the transitioning unit. The VFA-125 “Rough Raiders” were re-activated in January of 2017 to fulfill the appropriate FRS role for the Lightning II. Since completing their combat deployment last winter, VFA-147 has been working with the Rough Raiders to accomplish the safe-for-flight operations certification. The Argonauts will be able to operate independently from the Rough Raiders, having received their safe-for-flight operations certification.“Since we returned from deployment last December, our team has been driving toward fully bringing this platform online for the Navy,” said VFA-147 Commanding Officer Cmdr. Patrick Corrigan. “As the Argonauts close out 2018 and the final stages of our safe-for-flight certification, we continue to exhibit the relentless drive required to meet transition goals and milestones. With this certification, we are announcing that we have the right skills, training and people to take this mission and execute it, to its fullest potential.”The safe-for-flight operations certification encompasses areas such as equipment, personnel and programs. Not least among them is the requirement for the squadron to be in the physical custody of at least 30 percent of the assigned aircraft. Other requirements include the installation and operation of management information systems such as Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS) and its accompanying support networks. There is also a requirement for operational F-35C squadrons to maintain robust, on-track, maintenance programs, as well as complete various inspections ranging from weapons to safety. Aircrew complete a transition flight syllabus and maintain certain proficiencies in accordance with Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures and Standardization (NATOPS).“The Argonauts’ safe-for-flight operations certification was earned through the herculean effort of squadron Sailors and is an acknowledgement that they have developed the skills to safely maintain and operate the F-35C Lightning II,” said Joint Strike Fighter Wing Commander, Capt. Max McCoy. “We eagerly look forward to declaring IOC and integrating the F-35C into the Carrier Strike Group. This aircraft is a key component to maintaining the U.S. Navy’s dominance anywhere in the world.”“VFA-147 continues to accomplish significant milestones, advancing this program closer to its ultimate goal of integrating the F-35C into the Fleet,” said McCoy. “The exceptional performance of the squadron throughout the entire transition process is a testament to the hard-working Sailors who make the U.S. Navy F-35C program a reality. We will succeed because the professionals in this program will not let it fail. It is evident in all that they do. It is who we are as a team.”The F-35C will be the first 5th generation aircraft operated from an aircraft carrier. Currently, the US Navy F-35C program is scheduled to declare initial operating capability by the end of February, 2019.
Elaine Beckett, a spokesperson for Greene King, commented, “We believe the operators of Thirst Lodge are experienced and as such will ensure the premises are operated in a professional manner at all times.”In response to fears about the welfare of students and residents, Oxford City Council said, “The licence has conditions appended to it which, amongst other things, cover public safety. Licensing Officers will monitor the premises as part of our inspection programme and we will of course follow up any matters referred to us by the public.”Some JCRs have supported OUSU’s opposition of the lap dancing license. St. Hilda’s passed an identical motion in their JCR meeting last Sunday.St. Hilda’s JCR President Jesse Harber said, “We felt that if the statistics cited in the motion were true, then there was a clear and present danger to the women of Oxford in the granting of this license. Strip clubs use women as objects of sexual gratification, and contribute to a culture where women are regarded as such even outside of ‘sex encounters’ venues.The danger isn’t that women will be snatched from the streets outside the club – it’s that men will leave the club believing slightly more that women are there for nothing but their own pleasure.”However, not all students have expressed such concern. One third-year Christ Church student said, “I could not be more thrilled to hear that such refinements are now coming to Thirst Lodge. We have been starved for too long of such fine establishments in Oxford. I know where I’ll be having every one of my nights out.”During OUSU Council, concerns were raised that it appeared to be a motion passing judgement on women working who may work at the club. Yang assured the meeting that the focus of the campaign was student safety and supporting the residential community around Thirst Lodge.A third-year St. Hilda’s student said, “Oxford has always been a safe and fun place to go out and I think by introducing something that could be seen as derogatory then it could encourage unacceptable behaviour.”Thirst Lodge were unavailable for comment. Popular night club Thirst Lodge has received a new license allowing the performance of pole dancing and lap dancing on the premises. A motion condemning the lap dancing plans was passed at OUSU Council on Wednesday.The motion was put forward by Yuan Yang and Lizzie Bauer, who told Cherwell, “When clubs are granted lap dancing licenses, studies in London, Nottingham and Scotland have shown that it comes with an increase in violence, harassment, sexual assault and rape in the surrounding area. Because of this, passersby, especially women, may feel threatened walking past the area at night, and OUSU should fight to ensure that all the students it represents feel safe in Oxford.”OUSU will now join the Women’s Campaign in urging students to refrain from visiting Thirst Lodge and holding University events at the bar while it is registered as a sex encounter establishment.Thirst Lodge originally applied for the lap dancing license in January last year, but withdrew the application following local outcry. The second application was approved in December 2009.The application provoked anger amongst local residents and students, especially members of St. Ebbe’s Church, which is opposite the lodge. Church manager, Mark Abraham, said: “To have a pub right on our doorstep promoting lap- dancing would only serve to harm the Gospel at St Ebbe’s and Oxford at large.”Residents were also angered as they felt Greene King, the brewery that owns Thirst Lodge, kept them in the dark about their intentions and did not leave them enough time to protest the decision.Abraham said, “Once again, Greene King did not tell us of their intentions, leaving us with very little time to object.”
Alcoa Looking to Fill 275 Positions For Aluminum SmelterMAY 17TH, 2018 TYRONE MORRIS INDIANA, NEWBURGHAlcoa in Newburgh is now hiring workers as it gets ready to restart its aluminum smelter this summer. The company closed the smelter in Warrick County two years ago putting 600 people out of work.Last year, Alcoa announced plans to restart three of the five smelter lines. They’re looking to fill 275 positions for the rolling mill that makes aluminum for food and beverage packaging.Alcoa says it is recalling all former employees to see if they’re interested in working at the smelter again. Comments1 commentsFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market By Tommie Lee – March 29, 2021 3 346 (Photo supplied/St. Joseph County Health Department) The St. Joseph County Health Office has extended the COVID mask order through May 27.Dr. Robert Einterz renewed the mask order Monday afternoon, which calls for people to wear masks in any enclosed public place or workplace.Einterz said that there should be no further extension beyond that date. The order had been set to expire on Wednesday.The new order also calls on businesses to continue to have hand sanitizer available at entrances for customers. He also made mention in his statement of the recent rise in cases of COVID variants from California and the UK. St. Joseph County mask order extended to May 27 Twitter Previous articleNotre Dame cancels 2021 study abroad program due to COVIDNext articleMore calls for Michigan GOP Chair to resign Tommie Lee Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook