Mr. Jones strikes again for TNT

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCoach Bong Ravena lauded his charges for another spectacular scoring performance but saved the best praise for import Terrence Jones, who keyed TNT’s 104-91 victory over Meralco in a PBA Commissioner’s Cup Petron Saturday Special at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“Tremendous Terrence,” Ravena said of his import, who dumped 49 points on the Bolts while grabbing 18 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT “But at the same time, the locals stepped up, too,” he added as TNT climbed to the top spot of the midseason conference with a 6-1 record.Ryan Reyes, who came off the bench, had 19 points and made his first six three-point attempts just days after teammate Roger Pogoy’s brilliant sniping put him in the record books with 10 triples made.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe KaTropa seem to have found their rhythm, and Ravena may have issued an inadvertent warning to the rest of the field.“We’re not going to take it easy in the coming games,” he said. Sisters act Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia PLAY LIST 00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption MOST READ Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN “I felt like a rookie [coach] earlier,” said Alas, who served a two-game suspension following an eventful match against TNT earlier this month. “I was jittery all throughout the game.”Meanwhile, the PBA celebrates Father’s Day by holding its annual blood donation drive on Sunday at the Big Dome.Commissioner Willie Marcial will be spearheading the project, now on its fourth year, in partnership with the Philippine Red Cross and Smart Araneta Coliseum.The blood drive starts at 12 noon at the Big Dome green gate.“What better way to celebrate Father’s Day than to donate blood for a cause,” said Marcial, who added that Gillette will put up a shaving station at the green gate.Assorted freebies will also be given to 200 fathers.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jones certainly hasn’t showed signs of slowing down and at one point scored 18 straight points to ignite a pull-away in the fourth that laid waste to Chris Newsome’s career-best scoring and the debut of new import Jimmie Taylor.The Bolts, who got 32 points from Newsome and 13 points plus 18 rebounds from Taylor, dropped to 3-4.The KaTropa missed the services of Jayson Castro, who got married Saturday, but had the likes of Don Trollano and Troy Rosario filling in the scoring void.In the second game, Phoenix Pulse slipped past a streaking Alaska, 78-76, to arrest a three-game skid and give coach Louie Alas a triumphant return from suspension.The win was the Fuel Masters’ second in five games.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing LATEST STORIES Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted View comments 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay Rio’s unsafe Olympic Park ordered closed by Brazilian judgelast_img read more

Let common sense prevail

first_imgDear Editor,Did President David Granger break the law in regard to the US$18 million ExxonMobil signing bonus being placed into a bank account at the Bank of Guyana, as opposed to the money being placed into The Consolidated Fund?Laws, rules and regulations are there to uphold our moral and ethical standards.Some of our Laws stem from The Ten Commandments.The Jews take The Ten Commandments seriously, including the one that says you should not perform work on the Sabbath Day. Yet, in trying to decipher what actually construe work, they made for themselves a lot of rules and regulations that caused a lot of confusion. They had to do away with some of those rules and regulations and let common sense prevail.The President did break the law in not placing the US$18 million ExxonMobil signing bonus into The Consolidated Fund. Yet, his approach was the common sense way to do it, even if it was not legal. The legal way to do it would be to place the money into The Consolidated Fund, then withdraw it for national security emergencies.Nothing elaborates how our rules and regulations are entrapping and confusing us more than the controversy surrounding NICIL. Common sense says that NICIL can keep the money it gets from the sale of assets, unless it pays a dividend, which would then need to be paid into The Consolidated Fund.Yours faithfully,Sean Orilast_img read more

Fiorentina coach confident Cuadrado will snub Man United interest

first_img1 Fiorentina head coach Vincenzo Montella insists Juan Cuadrado is staying with the Serie A side.The Colombia international enjoyed an impressive World Cup and has been strongly linked with a move to Manchester United.Spanish giants Barcelona have also been tipped to launch a £40million bid and speculation over Cuadrado’s future increased after he was left out Fiorentina’s squad for Sunday’s 2-1 friendly triumph over Real Madrid in Warsaw.However, Montella is confident that the 26-year-old, under contract until 2017, will remain a key part of his squad for the new season.“I have never thought of losing Juan,” Montella told La Nazione. “He’s been here in the past, he is here now and he will be here in the future.“I don’t think about how his story might finish. A player like him can play in every position in midfield.” Juan Cuadrado last_img read more

Tottenham team news: Fan favourite Kane to start against Stoke

first_imgTottenham striker Harry Kane has been included in manager Mauricio Pochettino’s starting line-up for Stoke’s visit to White Hart Lane.Kane is yet to begin a Premier League game this season and the move is likely to delight Spurs fans, who have been calling for the 21-year-old to be given the nod ahead of Emmanuel Adebayor.This season Kane has scored seven goals in six Europa League games and came on against Aston Villa in last weekend’s Premier League meeting to bag a dramatic winner and earn Tottenham all three points.Tottenham starting XI: Lloris, Naughton, Fazio, Kaboul (c), Rose; Capoue, Mason; Chadli, Eriksen, Townsend; Kane 1 Harry Kane starts against Stoke last_img read more

Champions League ties: When will Liverpool and Tottenham second-legs be played?

first_imgThe second-legs of this season’s Champions League semi-finals will take place this week.It has been a thrilling tournament so far and just four teams remain ahead of the final at Atletico Madrid’s Metropolitano Stadium on June 1.Barcelona outclassed Manchester United while Ajax stunned Juventus in the last round to book their places in the semi-finals. Liverpool then saw off Porto and Tottenham stunned Manchester City in a Champions League classic to complete the line-up of sides left in Europe’s elite competition.We will have a new champion this term after Real Madrid, who have won it three years running, were dumped out in the Round of 16.Here’s everything you need to know about the semi-final ties. 2 LATEST CHAMPIONS LEAGUE NEWS 2 The final will be held at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid on June 1 with kick-off at 8pm UK time.The winner of Tottenham vs Ajax will be the designated home team for the final. GETTY Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman BOOST Atletico handed huge boost for Liverpool tie with Diego Costa returning from injury center_img Ancelotti tells fans he has Champions League dream for Everton Aiming high Who will win the Champions League this season? on target Barcelona star Lionel Messi is looking for Champions League glory again this season Liverpool set for Champions League boost as Takumi Minamino will be available Champions League semi-final draw: Dates and timesFirst legs: Tottenham 0 Ajax 1 – 30/04, 8pmBarcelona 3 Liverpool 0 – 01/05, 8pmSecond legs: Liverpool vs Barcelona – 07/05, 8pmAjax vs Tottenham – 08/05, 8pm ready? last_img read more

St Mirren in hands-off warning to Dundee over Jack Ross

first_imgIn a statement on their official site, St Mirren chairman Gordon Scott said: “We can confirm that Dundee FC submitted a request to discuss their managerial vacancy with Jack Ross.“We have replied informing them that Jack is under contract and that we won’t be giving them permission to speak to him. “That is the end of it as far as we are concerned.” St Mirren have issued a hands-off warning to Dundee after the club expressed their interest in manager Jack Ross.The Buddies boss helped turn around their poor run of form and steer them to Championship safety after taking over in October.Dundee made contact with St Mirren seeking permission to speak to Ross following Neil McCann’s departure at the end of the season.The TV pundit left his position to return to his media job after five games in charge. He stepped in on an interim basis after Paul Hartley was sacked in April.last_img read more

Connie Sue Godbey age 75 of Livonia

first_imgCremation was chosen and private burial will be held later at Livonia Cemetery. Connie Sue Godbey age 75 of Livonia passed away Friday, March 10 at IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.Connie was born February 16, 1942 in Salem the daughter of Harold Cletus Patton and Alice Marie Tincher Patton Johnson.  She was a former employee of Brittany Furniture in Paoli.She is survived by a son:  Glenn Godbey of Livonia, a daughter:  Kathy May Godbey of Livonia, 5 brothers and 3 sisters, 5 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by  a daughter:  Linda Marie Perry, 2 brothers, a grandchild and her parents.last_img read more

How Microsoft Can Beat Google on the Web: Take User Data to the Bank

first_imgTags:#Analysis#web marshall kirkpatrick The times are changing, Microsoft is losing and Google has won as computing moves to the web – right? That’s not necessarily the case. In fact, Microsoft has a clear opportunity to come from behind online and dominate the future, albeit in a radically different way than they dominated the past. Look to the bank, as metaphor, for one vision of how it could go down. Microsoft could beat Google by embracing services the same way Google has but simultaneously building a strong bond of trust with users around protection and proper use of user data. Like a bank, for user data. I’d call this an emerging theory that not only I hold – what do you think?Recent ContextMicrosoft announced last week that it is making what it called a major paradigm shift towards openness and APIs. The company will monetize commercial use of those APIs, but it claimed that pricing would not be prohibitive. I didn’t think a whole lot about the Microsoft announcement until I heard the latest episode of the Newsgang podcast (skip to second half for this part of the discussion) where Steve Gillmor made an argument similar to the one I make here. Gillmor argued that Google is loosing credibility fast around privacy and user data concerns, leading to a big opportunity for Microsoft or someone else.Specifically, Gillmor has been calling out Google for weeks over its failure to reply to user complaints about GMail contacts being ported into Google Reader as friends whose shared items are served up to you automatically. On face it seems like a small issue, perhaps, but Gillmor says that the company’s refusal to respond to this important-in-principal infraction of the contract with users is reminiscent of Nixon’s early handling of Watergate’s discovery. I didn’t understand for weeks why he was making this argument, but now I think I do.This is really a story about how anyone could beat Google by focusing on creating a trustworthy environment in online services. Microsoft has a particular opportunity to do so, especially if it buys Yahoo! The following are my thoughts, so don’t blame them too much on Gilmor.The PlanHere’s four steps Microsoft could take to overcome Google in the fast-approaching era of user data online.1. Offer great services.Who says Microsoft can’t compete with the anemic Google Office services and a host of web apps that are little more than “good enough” today?Yahoo! Mail already rivals GMail, Upcoming is a great social calendar that could be expanded upon, everyone loves Flickr (just don’t kill it) and Live.com is a good search engine that could fill the gap if people grow displeased with the Google brand and experience. Virtual Earth and Live Maps are good products and there’s plenty of market share already among traditional Microsoft services. Office Live is a Rich Internet Application waiting to happen, throw in some Silverlight and the cross platform/RIA snazzieness just won’t quit.2. Buy Super bowl ads selling Microsoft services as the “banking experience” of the emerging era.Seriously, if Microsoft puts privacy and consumer data protection at the center of their promotional efforts that would work wonders to grow the above services. Tell people they can get business-level security for their documents, photos, email and search history. They use Microsoft at work and would happily choose continuity of trust over the one-hit search-wonder from Mountain View. Other than search, Google’s flagship product today is YouTube. Do people want to perform their basic operations, quickly moving online, in the house of YouTube? No.Mass market consumers trust Microsoft, are used to giving them money and would be happy to get their online “wow” and day-to-day safe computing in a one-stop shopping experience. Tell them that virus control is all centralized on servers in Redmond instead of blowing in the winds of porn on their local browsers and they’ll jump at the opportunity.The unspoken understanding is that “the other Guys” (Google) cut their teeth in the insecure Wild West of the Web’s early days and still haven’t grown up. How hard would it be to paint Google as an irresponsible greenhorn that may have blazed the trail for online services but can’t be trusted to take good care of your vital data assets? It wouldn’t be hard at all.3. Monetize those servicesEveryone buying ads is waiting for Google to get beat, or at least face a strong challenger. No one wants to buy Google print or radio ads – those products are going nowhere. Microsoft could make a tidy sum just growing their own (Overture+AdCenter) ad revenues against the above services. Don’t just let Yahoo! Mail read peoples’ emails and run directly contextual ads, tell people that their data is analyzed in anonymous aggregate – or just in-house by the trusted Microsoft brand.Beyond traditional advertising, Microsoft could make a killing from offering appropriate product and service recommendations based on user data. As Dr. Rick Hangartner, Chief Scientist at recommendation engine MyStrands, wrote in a post for the ages last year – sophisticated recommendation engines are going to make a big impact in the near-term future because “…while search engines help you find things you know you are looking for, discovery helps you find the rest.”At every appropriate pause in the aforementioned high-quality service experiences, Microsoft can make a recommendation, or up-sell, based on the data they acquired through a trust-based relationship with users.4. Pay the users interestBanking is the key metaphor in questions of user control over data. When users give up temporary control over their data to an institution (a service provider) they have to have an acceptable amount of knowledge regarding what’s being done with it, faith that it is being used in their interests (at least short term, investment in ecological imbalance be damned to follow the metaphor) and tangible, if small rewards for allowing said service provider to hold in trust and use their data.Money is being made with user data, user data can be withdrawn and spent like cash at other service providers and so users deserve some small compensation like interest as a result. Free software, premium services after a certain period of use, outright cash – whatever the case may be. Crazy? Google’s got an army of users buying, selling and publishing their ads on user-owned real estate in exchange for a relatively small portion of the revenue in question. I don’t think the above scenario is crazy at all.Or cut that last step out if you’d like. I think steps one through three could come together on their own and paying users interest may be the weakest link here – but I don’t think it’s that weak. I think the banking metaphor is going to be a compelling one for mass market users, too.ConclusionAll of the above could happen. Crazier things have happened. If not Microsoft, someone else could do the same thing. Google can’t rest easily on its laurels and improved respect for the huge mass of user data it’s beginning to collect will prove essential for the company’s long term viability. Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

LAPD Officer Fired Bullet that Killed Store Manager During Weekend Standoff

first_imgIn Monday’s LPM Insider we brought you information  about a stand off / shoot out with police in a Los Angles Trader Joe’s. The store manager was shot and killed in the ensuing gun battle. This is an update to that story: The Los Angeles Police Department announced Tuesday that one of its officers fired the bullet that struck and killed a Trader Joe’s employee in the frantic moments they exchanged gunfire with a suspect in an attempted murder case over the weekend.“On behalf of myself and the rest of the Department, I want to express my deepest condolences and sympathy to her family and everyone that knew her,” Chief Michel Moore said of the store manager, Melyda Corado, 27. “I know that it’s every officer’s worst nightmare to hurt an innocent bystander during a violent engagement. I spoke with the officers this morning — they’re devastated. They were devastated in the immediate aftermath of this event.” Moore said that the officer who fired the shot that killed Corado was with a partner chasing suspect Gene Atkins, who had allegedly shot his grandmother hours earlier and had repeatedly fired on pursuing officers chasing him through Hollywood and Silver Lake. The LAPD has not identified the officer who fired the shot that killed Corado.When Atkins crashed his car into a utility pole next to the market, he jumped out and fired at police as he ran into the store, Moore said. The two officers in closest pursuit got out of their car and returned fire. One of those bullets struck Corado, Moore said. “I’m sorry to report that we’ve now determined through our forensic investigation that one of the officers’ rounds struck Miss Corado as she was exiting the market and was in close proximity to Atkins,” Moore said. “Miss Corado ran back inside the store and collapsed behind the manager’s desk.”- Sponsor – The chief said he would wait until the investigation was completed before determining what consequences, if any, the officers involved in the gun battle would face internally. But on its face, he said, their decision to shoot at Atkins appeared justified. “I believe it’s what they needed to do in order to defend the people of Los Angeles, defend the people in that store and to defend themselves,” Moore said. “I ask that you place yourself in these two officers’ positions and ask yourself ‘What would you have done?” Moore noted that he was releasing details of the shooting along with police dashboard and body camera video of the incident earlier than is typical “in order to frame the circumstances that these officers found themselves in.” The videos show three perspectives of the chaotic car chase through busy Silver Lake on Saturday afternoon.   [Source: Los Angeles Times] Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Open Source: OSHW — The Open Source Movement Moves On to Hardware

first_imgOpen Source software has finally moved from being something of a curiosity into something which is used by nearly every organization.  Open Source hardware seems to be following a similar path, but is only just now beginning to pick up traction among hobbyists.Recently version 1.0 of the Open Source Hardware definition was released.  The definition’s statement of principle says the following:“Open source hardware is hardware whose design is made publicly available so that anyone can study, modify, distribute, make and sell the design or hardware based on that design. The hardware’s source, the design from which it is made, is available in the preferred format for making modifications to it. Ideally, open source hardware uses readily-available components and materials, standard processes, open infrastructure, unrestricted content, and open-source design tools to maximize the ability of individuals to make and use hardware. Open source hardware gives people the freedom to control their technology while sharing knowledge and encouraging commerce through the open exchange of designs.”It’s still in the early days for OSHW, but a few projects are beginning to flourish.  In many ways it feels like the early days of microcomputer hobbyists.  The Arduino prototyping platform has been popular and easily has a following of more than 100,000 enthusiasts.   Another example is the Ben Nanonote, a portable computer with an open design that runs Linux.  And there are a variety of Open Source robotic projects.last_img read more

Intel at SAP TechEd: Sharing the Bounty of Co-Engineering

first_imgWhether it’s SAP TechEd in Las Vegas or Barcelona, the show is always a great experience. As SAP’s premier technology education event, it’s where developers, IT architects, engineers, system and database administrators, data modelers, and designers gather to hone their SAP skills. You have the opportunity to attend hundreds of sessions with solution experts on best practices and how-to tips, and get insights into new technologies.SAP TechEd is also a conference where you get to exchange ideas and connect with industry leaders and other IT professionals at a really practical level, with lots of opportunities for hands-on training, networking, and collaboration. For a quick overview of the Intel highlights from SAP TechEd Barcelona, see this SAP FB Live video.SAP TechEd Las Vegas kicked off with a keynote by Bernd Leukert that discussed the company’s commitment to a more open cloud. One of his most significant announcements on this theme was that ABAP, the development environment that serves as the backend for all on-premise SAP applications, is now available on the SAP Cloud Platform. This makes it possible for software programmers with ABAP skills to develop ABAP applications and extensions that run natively in the public cloud. The new functionality will help partners and customers accelerate the delivery of new cloud-based apps and functionality for SAP customers. Speaking of cloud, Google Cloud just announced first availability of virtual machines supporting Intel Optane DC persistent memory for SAP workloads.Introducing Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent MemoryThis year was also the first TechEd since we unveiled Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory in June; the event gave both Intel and SAP the opportunity to introduce the new technology and discuss its many benefits with the vast ecosystem of SAP users. There’s a reason that we were excited to spread the news about our new persistent memory technology: SAP HANA* 2.0 SPS 03 is the first major database to support Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory, which speaks to the long history of partnership, collaboration, and co-innovation that exists between Intel and SAP. To learn more this jointly-developed technology, watch this video with Intel’s Lisa Davis and SAP’s Chris Hallenbeck, who discuss how the companies worked together to develop persistent memory and address its many benefits for SAP customers.Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory represents an entirely new paradigm for managing data for demanding workloads like SAP HANA. Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory changes SAP HANA and SAP S4/HANA* software parameters by enabling new configurations between memory and storage. In fact, SAP re-architected the latest SPS 03 version of the HANA database to natively recognize Intel’s new persistent memory, reshaping how businesses tier their data for database systems to help reduce total cost of ownership and open up new use cases for the speed and power of the SAP HANA platform. For an overview of how Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory can help transform business, watch Susan Marquez, Intel’s director of Global Demand Center, interview me on this SAP Live video.Together, SAP and Intel are delivering the optimal purpose-built processor and platform combination for the intelligent enterprises of the future by providing new, cost-effective means of deriving insights faster and from larger datasets—to gain and maintain a competitive edge. This collaboration by SAP and Intel will also help drive other innovations in the memory-storage hierarchy with new consolidation, data replication and high availability use cases. For more information, visit our infographic, What’s in Your Analytics Briefcase?In fact, Intel is such a strong believer in Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory that Intel IT, the company’s internal datacenter and technology service, is an early adopter of the technology.Demos of Joint Intel and SAP InnovationsIntel also offered a number of demos to showcase how SAP and Intel are co-innovating on some of the most challenging new technology breakthroughs in a variety of industries. We even shot a SAP Facebook Live video of me introducing a few of my favorite Intel booth demos.The demos included:Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory for SAP HANA, a multimedia presentation that illustrated how data centers can process more data faster at affordable costs. The new technology can increase performance for faster insights that drive business transformation and retain data even without power, for near instant recovery times. View this video to watch me delivering this demo at HPE’s booth at TechEd in Las Vegas. High-Accuracy Machine Learning Models Drive Intelligent and Efficient ETL Data Mapping, which discussed how machine learning and deep learning algorithms can be directly connected to SAP HANA through SAP HANA External Machine Learning (EML) to run Google Tensorflow models on standard Intel® Xeon® processor-based platforms provide high performance ETL data mapping without memory-restricting the algorithms, as is common with GPU-based processing. The Intel® Xeon® processor-based platform also allows the potential for running multiple training runs in parallel for faster results.The Open Visual Inference & Neural Network Optimization (OpenVINO™) Toolkit, which introduced a joint reference architecture from Intel and SAP to support building platforms that use vibration analysis and machine learning to reduce manufacturing defects. Already in use in Intel® manufacturing, these systems employ SAP Edge Services* running on an Intel®-based gateway to analyze massive amounts of IoT data at the edge using machine learning algorithms to detect production errors. Watch a quick video overview of this demo.Trusted Execution on Blockchain for Off-Chain Smart Contracts, which described how Intel® processor technologies in combination with new SAP blockchain software and services can improve the privacy, security, scalability, and trust across blockchain networks. In particular, hardware-based security features in Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors increase the speed and security of smart contract transactions in blockchain networksLearn how SAP HANA revolutionizes data management with Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory:sap.com/persistent-memorysaphana.comintel.com/sapFor the latest news from Intel and SAP, follow Intel’s Tim Allen on Twitter @TimIntel.last_img read more

Soyud finds confidence despite Adamson’s loss to Ateneo

first_imgSEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid MOST READ BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Late run pushes GlobalPort past Kia Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Lady Falcons bowed to the Lady Eagles, 25-18, 14-25, 25-18, 15-25, 15-10, but it was in this drawback that Soyud regained her confidence.Soyud had her highest-scoring game of the season for the Lady Falcons with 19 points and she’s certain her performance has brought back the confidence she’s searched for after a dismal stretch this season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“I know my confidence’s back, because I played really horribly the last few games,” said Soyud in Filipino Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.“At first I had all this doubt within me because I really played terribly the past games so I tried to build my confidence back up and try to contribute better for the team.” LATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Eli Soyud still saw some positives after Adamson University’s five-setter loss to Ateneo in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte Soyud, a one-time champion with De La Salle in Season 78, scored a total of 17 points in the four games prior to Adamson facing Ateneo.The opposite hitter said they just have to be more consistent in finishing matches after their loss to Ateneo saw their record drop to 2-3.“We really lack that consistency because the past games we’ve really performed poorly,” said Soyud whose team has now lost two straight. “We have to work it out as a team.”ADVERTISEMENT ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Judiciary Committee set to take over Trump impeachment probe Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View commentslast_img read more

HTC teases something huge is coming; could be One M9 Plus

first_imgWhile we are already pepped up about HTC’s March 1 event, the company has now notched up our anticipation by hinting something that was well until now subject of mere rumour. It’s confirmed that HTC will unveil its next flagship on March 1 at a pre-MWC 2015 event. However, the company has now dropped in a hint that the company may be planning to unveil another handset at the same vent, most likely the bigger variant of the One M9.HTC USA recently took to Twitter to tease the alleged handset rumoured to be called the One (M9) Plus. The tagline of the Tweet states the obvious, that “Something Huge is coming from HTC”. Is it the One M9 Plus? We are not sure yet, but it chances are it could be.Something HUGE is coming from HTC. Imagine [number][big thing] in space. And then [math term] that by [number]. #Madlib HTC USA (@HTCUSA) February 19, 2015Rumours about the alleged One (M9) Plus have been doing the rounds for quite a while now. Popular and notorious (now retired) tipster, @evleaks recently leaked a render of the alleged HTC One (M9) standing next to its bigger version, quite possibly the M9 Plus. Moreover, a new report doing the rounds (via GSMArena) recently leaked the Compubench benchmark results of two HTC devices, tipping specifications of the HTC One (M9) along with the rumoured One (M9) Plus. The report that quotes Techtastic cites two HTC handsets: the HTC OPAJ13 (One M9) and HTC 0PK71 (One M9 Plus).              advertisementAccording to the leak, the One M9 features a 5-inch full-HD display and is powered by Qualcomm’s 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM. It comes with 32GB of internal storage and sports a 20MP rear camera along with a 13MP front camera.Meanwhile, the HTC One M9, as per the report features a 5.1-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels) display and is powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6795 chipset alongside 3GB of RAM. It comes with 32GB of internal storage and sports a 20MP rear camera along with a 13MP front camera, just like the One M9.last_img read more

India squad for Lanka tour on July 23, Harbhajan Singh may make cut

first_imgThe Indian squad for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka featuring three Tests would be selected on July 23 in New Delhi.”The meeting is scheduled on the 23rd in Delhi,” a Cricket Board source informed PTI when queried about the scheduled date and venue of the meeting.The full strength India squad, with Virat Kohli expected to be named as its captain, will be available for the tour, barring those who would be unavailable through injuries.The tour is slated to start with a three-day warm-up game against Sri Lanka Chairman’s XI, from August 6-8 at the R Premadasa Stadium. This would be followed by three Test matches with the games scheduled to be played at Galle (August 12-16), Tamil Union Oval (August 20-24) and SSC, Colombo (August 28 to September 1).This would be India’s first visit to Lanka for a Test series after five years. The two countries split a three-Test rubber 1-1 in 2010 on India’s previous tour to the Emerald Isle.last_img read more

Germany’s Lukas Podolski crowns farewell with stunning winner over England

first_imgGermany’s Lukas Podolski capped his international swansong with a sensational goal to give the world champions a 1-0 victory over England in a friendly on Wednesday.Podolski, who captained the team for the first time, could not have hoped for a more fitting finale to his 13-year Germany career, as he thundered in the winner in the 69th minute to take his goal tally to 49 in 130 international matches.The 31-year-old’s goal ensured an enterprising England suffered a bitter defeat having looked sharper than their hosts for much of the game and hit the woodwork in the first half.”It’s like a movie, the way it happened today. We win and I score the winning goal,” a beaming Podolski told reporters.”God or whoever gave me a left foot and it has served me well over the years.”England, who top World Cup qualifying Group F, host Lithuania at Wembley on Sunday while Germany, five points clear at the top of Group C, travel to Azerbaijan.Germany were without several key players, including Manuel Neuer, Julian Draxler and Mesut Ozil, with coach Joachim Loew forced to make changes.With youngsters Timo Werner, Julian Brandt and Leroy Sane starting, the Germans struggled to find their feet and England had good chances to open the scoring through Jamie Vardy and Michael Keane, on his international debut.Their biggest came after 30 minutes when Adam Lallana took advantage of a Joshua Kimmich mistake to charge through but, with only Marc Andre ter Stegen to beat, his low, angled shot bounced off the post.advertisementThe keeper came to Germany’s rescue just before halftime, blocking a Dele Alli shot, with England looking promising in Gareth Southgate’s first game in charge since being appointed full-time manager in November.The coach deployed an experimental three-man defence and it worked wonders for more than an hour as the Germans were resigned to trying their luck with long-range shots with little success.The visitors could not maintain their pressing game and pace into the second half before Podolski drilled home a shot from 25 metres out with his famed left foot to give keeper Joe Hart no chance.”If you’re looking at chances we had the better chances it’s as simple as that,” England captain Gary Cahill said. “We will look back and reflect and if we take our chances, we win that game.””It’s a learning curve. We played well today, especially first half.”The Germans, who set a national record with their seventh consecutive clean sheet, also gained revenge for a 3-2 loss to England almost a year ago to the day.last_img read more

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: Wasteful India held 1-1 by England

first_imgIndia wasted a number of chances to win the game and eventually had to settle for a 1-1 draw against England in their second match at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh on Sunday.India, however, managed their first point after losing their tournament opener 2-3 against Olympic champions Argentina.Young Shilanand Larka (14th minute) scored his first international goal in the dying minutes of the first quarter to give India the lead, which the men in blue maintained till the 53rd minute, when Mark Gleghorne converted a penalty stroke.By virtue of this draw, last year’s bronze medallist India are now placed fourth in the table in the six-team tournament. The Indians, who have fielded a young and inexperienced team in the tournament under Sardar Singh’s leadership, only had themselves to blame as they wasted as many as nine penalty corners besides a few great scoring chances from the field.India were slow to get off the blocks as England put pressure on the rival citadel with continuous raids upfront. But India took the lead against the run of play a minute before the first quarter when Shilanand pounced on a rebound after Talwinder Singh’s initial shot was saved by England goalkeeper Harry Gibson.The Indians, however, were on top in the second quarter and earned as many as eight penalty corners with close succession, but the dragflcik battery of Varun Kumar and Amit Rohidas failed to breach the England defense led by goalkeeper George Pinner, who replaced Gibson.advertisementThe third quarter witnessed a midfield slugfest between both the sides as England pressed hard for the equaliser and in the process secured a penalty corner, which was wasted. The Indians secured their ninth and final penalty corner in the 48th minute but as has been the story in the match, they failed to utilise the opportunity and it eventually proved costly for Sjoerd Marijne and his team.Seven minutes from the final hooter, England were awarded a penalty stroke for a stick infringement inside the Indian circle and Gleghorne stepped up to convert the chance with ease past goalie Krishan B Pathak.Thereafter, both the teams tried hard to find a winner but failed in their efforts. After a rest day on Monday, India will next play world no.1 Australia on Tuesday, while England will be up against Ireland.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

WATCH: Rooney scores from his own half

first_imgWayne Rooney VIDEO: Wayne Rooney scores screamer from his own half Allen Ramsey Last updated 1 year ago 06:03 11/30/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Wayne Rooney Everton West Ham Premier League Jan Kruger Everton v West Ham United Premier League Everton West Ham United Videos The former Manchester United star had a day to remember, netting a hat-trick for Everton, with the third coming from his own side of the field Wayne Rooney has netted another stunner against West Ham!The former England and Manchester United star had a day to remember for boyhood club Everton, netting a hat-trick in a 4-0 thumping of West Ham, a team Rooney has tortured over the course of his career, having scored more goals against the Hammers in the Premier League than any other player. Wednesday’s hat-trick was rare in many ways. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player First off, Rooney had gone 2272 days since last netting three goals in a game, a run that reaches all the way back to 2011 and is the longest gap ever between two hat-tricks in Premier League history. But it was the third goal that really made it special. West Ham goalkeeper Joe Hart was forced to come outside his box in a sweeper role, sliding to clear the danger for his side. Or at least that’s what he thought. Instead, the ball rapidly found the feet of Rooney on the other side of the halfway line and the 32-year-old, seeing a chance for the spectacular, hit a brilliantly driven shot that flew over Hart and his defence to find the net. ROONEY! FROM HIS OWN HALF! pic.twitter.com/1TwTF2ipvM— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) November 29, 2017As you might expect, the praise for Rooney’s latest bit of magic poured in on social media. Not many in world football who could do that. 👏🏻— Ross Barkley (@RBarkley20) November 29, 2017Second time he has done that v West Ham, this was one was better than the one for Man Utd at Upton Park— Mark Ogden (@MarkOgden_) November 29, 2017Ohmy Wazzzaaaaa 🙉🙉🙉 @btsportfootball— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) November 29, 2017.@WayneRooney hat-trick!!! And what a goal. Against the manager who gave him his debut— Jan Aage Fjortoft (@JanAageFjortoft) November 29, 2017The win created a bit of space for Rooney and Everton, who came in to the match just two points clear of West Ham and the bottom three, but leave having created a five-point gap.last_img read more

Giro d’Italia: Sam Bennett bursts to stage win as Simon Yates stays in pink

first_imgTopics Simon Yates Twitter Share on Facebook … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. news Since you’re here… Pinterest Cycling Share on Pinterest Giro d’Italia Share on WhatsAppcenter_img Sam Bennett timed his sprint to perfection to win the seventh stage of the Giro d’Italia, while Simon Yates remained in the overall lead as the race arrived on the Italian mainland on Friday.Bennett was the last to launch his sprint but the Irish rider managed to edge out Elia Viviani, who had won two of the opening three stages and claim his first win in a Grand Tour.Niccolo Bonifazio was third in the bunch sprint at the end of the flat 159km (99 mile) route along the Calabrian coast from Pizzo to Praia a Mare.“I’m really happy with that,” said Bennett, who had finished third in each of Viviani’s wins so far in the race. “I tried so hard the other days to get the win but never seemed to get the timing right.“It was very hard to get Viviani’s wheel, everyone wanted that wheel and we had to fight for it. At one point I thought we’d left it too late but the timing was right and I could use my power to get an advantage. The team did a fantastic job and I want to thank everyone who helped me get to this point.” Joy for Sam Bennett. Photograph: Daniel Dal Zennaro/EPA Share via Email Facebook Share on LinkedIn Support The Guardian Share on Twitter There was an early break of three riders. The peloton allowed Davide Ballerini, Markel Irizar and Maxim Belkov an advantage of more than four minutes before it began to reel them in. They were caught with 14km remaining as the peloton powered to the sprint finish and victory for Bennett and his Bora-Hansgrohe team.The general classification was unchanged and Yates, who won the young rider classification at last year’s Tour de France, retained his 16 second advantage over the defending champion, Tom Dumoulin.Yates’ Mitchelton-Scott team-mate Esteban Chaves remained third overall, 26 seconds behind the 25-year-old.The four-times Tour de France winner Chris Froome is eighth, one minute and 10 seconds back.Saturday’s eighth stage sees the second mountain finish at the end of a 209km stage from Praia a Mare to Montevergine.Overall standings1 Simon Yates (GB) Mitchelton-Scott; 2 Tom Dumoulin (Neth) Team Sunweb, at 16s; 3 Esteban Chaves (Col) Mitchelton-Scott, at 26s; 4 Domenico Pozzovivo (It) Bahrain-Merida, at 43s; 5 Thibaut Pinot (Fr) Groupama-FDJ, at 45s; 6 Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team, at 53s; 7 Pello Bilbao (Sp) Astana Pro Team, at 1-03; 8 Chris Froome (GB) Team Sky, at 1-10; 9 George Bennett (NZ) LottoNL-Jumbo, at 1-11; 10 Fabio Aru (It) UAE Team Emirates, at 1-12 Share on Messenger Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Report: West Ham 1 Arsenal 0

first_imgSamir Nasri impressed for West Ham as they claimed a 1-0 Premier League victory over his former club Arsenal at London Stadium on Saturday.Nasri was making his Premier League debut for the club as he continues his comeback from an 18-month ban for receiving an intravenous treatment at a Los Angeles clinic in December 2016, contravening World Anti-Doping Agency rules.And the former France international was a key figure for West Ham, setting up Declan Rice for the winner early in the second half. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Marko Arnautovic – linked with a move to China – waved to fans after being replaced in the second half, while Arsenal struggled to truly test goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski in a poor showing.Mark Noble failed to get enough purchase on a left-footed strike from the edge of the box as West Ham threatened to take an early lead but it was Arsenal who forced the first real save of the match – Fabianski providing the block after Alexandre Lacazette had exposed a hole in the Hammers’ defence.Sead Kolasinac chose to cut the ball back for Lacazette when a shot would have been the better option after the ball broke for him down the left after 23 minutes, while Nasri probably should have followed the Bosnian’s example when he drilled into the side-netting soon after.Chance for Nasri!Samir plays a one-two with Arnie and then shoots wide of goal in the box. That was a real chance. #WHUARS 0-0 (26) pic.twitter.com/ZT67Lu3ftp— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) January 12, 2019Nasri then teed up Felipe Anderson to fizz a low strike wide, before Matteo Guendouzi arrowed a strike just past the post from distance with Fabianski at full stretch and Declan Rice headed just off target in the closing stages of an even first half.West Ham made the breakthrough three minutes into the second half, when a weak clearing header from Laurent Koscielny fell to former Arsenal colleague Nasri, who laid off the ball for Rice fire home from just inside the box – the 19-year-old’s first goal for the club.Arsenal improved following the introduction of Aaron Ramsey – who is said to have agreed a deal with Juventus this week – after 59 minutes but failed to make their chances count, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alex Iwobi missing two opportunities of note.The Gunners had the ball in the back of the net in stoppage time, but Koscielny’s header was ruled out for offside against Lucas Torreira, who crossed the ball, as West Ham held on for a first home win against the Gunners since 2006. What does it mean? Travel sickness for ArsenalDefeat at West Ham means fifth-placed Arsenal are now without a win in their last five Premier League away matches, losing three of those, and could now be caught by Manchester United if they pick up three points at Tottenham on Sunday. West Ham climb to eighth ahead of the rest of the weekend’s fixtures.Nasri shows promising flashesAny doubts around Nasri’s readiness for Premier League football after so long out will have at least been partially allayed by his performance on Saturday.Some neat and intelligent touches around the box made him a central part of West Ham’s attacking play and he came away with a deserved assist from his first match back in the English top flight.Arnautovic waved off amid Chinese whispersNasri was replaced after 70 minutes – the same time as Arnautovic was removed after a much less impactful display.The Austrian removed his gloves and waved to all corners of the ground as he trudged from the pitch, perhaps suggesting there is truth in the reports linking him with a move to China.Key Opta Facts- West Ham registered only their third home Premier League win against Arsenal and their first since November 2006, ending a run of 10 home games without victory against the Gunners (D3 L7).- Arsenal have taken just two points from their last five away Premier League games (W0 D2 L3) – they won 13 in the five away games prior to this run (W4 D1 L0).- Nasri played his first Premier League game for West Ham and registered his first assist in the competition since April 2016, when he assisted Sergio Aguero for Man City against Chelsea.- Arsenal are one of three Premier League teams yet to lead at half-time in an away Premier League match this season, along with Burnley and Cardiff City.- Manuel Pellegrini remains unbeaten in home matches against Unai Emery in all competitions during his managerial career (P7 W5 D2 L0).19y 363d – Declan Rice (aged 19 years 363 days) is the first teenager to score a Premier League goal for West Ham since Junior Stanislas in November 2009. Talented. #WHUARS pic.twitter.com/9dBOyPOfWD— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 12, 2019What’s next?After clashes with Fulham and West Ham, the London derbies keep coming for Arsenal, who host Chelsea next Saturday. West Ham visit Bournemouth earlier on the same day. read morelast_img read more

Inspired by Chris Gayle, Ross Taylor hopes to play 2023 World Cup

first_imgInspired by Chris Gayle, Ross Taylor hopes to play 2023 World CupAt 35, the upcoming event could be Ross Taylor’s final World Cup bow but he says if his body allows he may still be playing in another showpiece eventadvertisement Press Trust of India LondonMay 26, 2019UPDATED: May 26, 2019 20:04 IST Ross Taylor is inspired by the longevity of Chris GayleHIGHLIGHTSRoss Taylor is preparing to play in his fourth World CupAt 39, Ross Taylor is inspired by West Indian Chris Gayle who is going to play his 5th World Cup at the same ageNew Zealand face West Indies in their final World Cup warm-up game at the Oval on MondayNew Zealand batting mainstay Ross Taylor is preparing to play in his fourth World Cup but he has not ruled out featuring in another one four years later as he get “inspired” by West Indian Chris Gayle.At 35, the upcoming event could be the New Zealand batting great’s final World Cup bow but he says if his body allows he may still be playing in another showpiece event.For that, he does not have to look far for inspiration as he is keen to follow the 39-year-old ‘Universe Boss’ Gayle, for whom age has proven merely a number with runs scored and sixes struck aplenty.”I’m 35 but you never really know what is to come. Chris Gayle is probably an inspiration – he is 39 in this World Cup and I am 39 at the next, so it is not a simple matter,” Taylor, who will be playing in his fourth World Cup, was quoted as saying by the ICC website.”You never know, this will probably be my last World Cup but if these hamstrings and calves hold together then maybe I can be back in a few years.”New Zealand face West Indies in their final World Cup warm-up game at the Oval on Monday. They had beaten India by six wickets on Saturday and Taylor had scored 71.Taylor said he’s keen to keep pressure at a minimum over the coming weeks.”My approach to the World Cup is not necessarily a mindset of going out there just to enjoy it,” explained Taylor.advertisement”You always put a lot of pressure on yourself in big tournaments – pressure comes with it whether you think about it or not, so it is about managing those moments.”No Kiwi comes close to 67 centuries or fifties he has in ODI cricket but with a World Cup trophy still absent from his cabinet, the work is not done yet. New Zealand were finalists four years ago.”I think you have to pace yourself in a tournament like this, it is a long time and the way our schedule is, there are a lot of games at the start and a bit of a break in the middle. The way you rest and train between games is going to be very important,” he said.”When it comes to a warm-up you just treat it as that and then get out of the game what you want to get out of it. For us, we have not played as a team for two or three months, so it was about going out there and testing our skills out against the best.”It is going to be a lot tougher, making the final four years ago we played a lot of games at home and we knew our conditions very well. If you get off to a good start and get onto a roll, you can get into those semi-finals and suddenly you are only two wins away from winning it,” said Taylor.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Chris Gayle treats fans with autographs and selfies during rain break in warm-upAlso Read | Pakistan can end World Cup losing streak against India: Inzamam-ul-HaqFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Ross TaylorFollow Chris GayleFollow ICC Cricket World Cup 2019last_img read more

Tenders Called to Complete Digby County Interchange

first_imgA safer intersection on Highway 101 will be the result of the latest road improvement tender called by the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. The tender calls for the construction and paving of roads and ramps to connect the Hectanooga overpass to Highway 101 at Exit 32. This includes repaving Highway 101 from west of Exit 31 for 11.2 kilometres to Salmon River Bridge, and from Salmon River Bridge west for about one kilometre. It also includes paving the interchange ramps and the new alignment of Hectanooga Road. “Crossing at this exit can be hazardous, especially when fog is coming off the river,” said Bill Estabrooks, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. “This work will make this exit safer for all drivers.” The tender is being cost-shared with the federal government through several different funding programs. It closes on Thursday, Feb. 25 and the project is scheduled for completion by the end of October. The department’s highways division manages more than 23,000 kilometres of roads in Nova Scotia. It maintains 4,100 bridges and operates seven provincial ferries. Staff provide services from district offices in Bridgewater, Bedford, Truro, and Sydney.last_img read more

Extension Granted for Independent Investigation

first_imgThe independent investigation into the arrest and detention of Victoria Rose Paul will be extended by three months. Independent investigator Nadine Cooper Mont asked for, and has received, an extension to June 1, to complete her report. “I am focused on providing the most thorough possible investigation,” said Ms. Cooper Mont. “I understand the need to complete this report in a timely fashion. However, I also need to be satisfied that no stone was left unturned.” Ms. Paul was arrested on Aug. 28, 2009. While in the custody of Truro Police Service, she suffered a massive stroke and was transferred to hospital on Aug. 29. The 44-year-old woman died Sept. 5, 2009 in a Halifax hospital. Ms. Cooper Mont is investigating how Truro Police Service handled the incident, and is reviewing the subsequent investigation by Halifax Regional Police. “I want to continue to express my sympathy to the family and friends of Ms. Paul,” said Justice Minister Ross Landry. “I also want to thank all involved for their patience as this important independent investigation is completed.” Mr. Landry announced the investigation Aug. 25, 2011. It was expected to last six months.last_img read more

2015 Human Rights Awards Recipients

first_imgThe 2015 Nova Scotia Human Rights Awards were presented at Government House today, Dec. 10, commemorating the 65th International Human Rights Day. Individuals and organizations are nominated annually by their peers to recognize contributions to the community in the field of human rights. “Human rights underpin the relationships we have with each other and with the institutions that serve us,” said Diana Whalen, Minister responsible for the Human Rights Commission. “Each of us can contribute to fostering awareness and respect for human rights and create a more just and inclusive Nova Scotia.” This year’s youth award recipients are a group of teenage students from Highland Park Junior High’s Gender/Sexuality Alliance. The alliance provides a safe space and support for their LGBTI peers and educates the larger student body, administration and staff about LGBTI issues. Among the group’s initiatives are the creation of a gender-neutral washroom and helping to raise awareness of the province’s Guidelines for Supporting Transgender and Gender-nonconforming Students. Warren C. “Gus” Reed and Afua Cooper are the two recipients of this year’s Dr. Burnley Allan “Rocky” Jones award for individuals. Mr. Reed is a well-known advocate for accessibility, inclusion and the rights of people with disabilities. He is the co-founder and spokesperson for the James McGregor Stewart Society through which he writes and advocates on issues ranging from physical accessibility of public and private-sector buildings to the under representation of Nova Scotians with disabilities in the province’s workforce. Ms. Cooper is a tireless community leader, advocate, academic and author in the area of cultural diversity and inclusion. A professor at Dalhousie University, she is dedicated to fostering empowerment, engagement and leadership to share and shape the understanding and contributions of people of African descent. She is the James Robinson Johnston chair in Black Canadian Studies, the only position of its kind in Canada. Project ARC – Action, Responsibility, Choice – is this year’s recipient in the group/organization category. A vibrant and diverse theatre troupe of multitalented youth aged 12-18, they use performing arts and interactive peer education to engage children and youth on issues of human rights, respect and inclusion. “This year’s recipients represent the commitment required to address significant human rights issues that affect all of us,” said Eunice Harker, chair of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission. “To see youth so well represented is impressive and will hopefully inspire others to take action and create positive change.” Government House was chosen as the venue for this year’s awards presentation in part due to its recent receipt of a 2015 Award of Excellence in VisitAble Housing from VisitAble Housing Canada. Improvements to the accessibility of the residence during its three-year renovation included the installation of an elevator, accessible washrooms and barrier-free paths of travel. “I am delighted to be able to play a role in presenting these important awards” said Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant. “Today’s recipients have set a fine example for all Nova Scotians to follow.” To learn more about the human rights awards and the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission, visit http://humanrights.gov.ns.ca. For photos from today’s awards ceremony email jeff.overmars@novascotia.ca.last_img read more

Refugees hoping to become citizens face high bar to achieve language benchmarks

first_imgSURREY, B.C. — Fatum Ibrahim is pointing to her nose and smiling ear-to-ear.“Nose,” she proudly pronounces, eager to demonstrate her expanding English vocabulary.Three years ago, a day shy of Valentine’s Day, 36-year old Ibrahim and seven family members landed in Surrey, B.C., as part of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s signature Syrian Refugee Initiative. She didn’t know a word of English, nor could she read or write in her native Arabic.Despite taking language classes four days a week, she has a long way to go to meet the English-language requirement for Canadian citizenship. While her mom, dad, grandmother and two school-age brothers are eligible to become citizens this year, she and two other adult siblings, who also never learned to read or write, will not be. Without a passport, they are stuck in Canada, unable to visit the six siblings they left behind in Turkey.“I want to be a Canadian. I love it because our country has been destroyed and is gone. Now Canada is our only country. … But I don’t think I will learn to pass the English test until the end of my life,” Ibrahim says through an interpreter.Ibrahim and her two siblings, both of whom live with intellectual disabilities, are not anomalies.Government-assisted Syrian refugees came to Canada with less education than the refugees who came before them. Eighty-one per cent of the first 15,000 government-assisted refugees reported an education level of secondary school or less.While Syria’s average literacy rate — eight in 10 before the war took a toll — is relatively high for the region, there is a sizeable disparity between rates for men and women. Only 77 per cent of Syrian women are literate, compared with 90 per cent of men, with rural women such as Ibrahim faring the worst. It was these women and their families whom the Canadian government prioritized for resettlement.“I went to school only for one year, in the first grade. But I didn’t like it. I wasn’t smart,” Ibrahim says. “None of my sisters finished school; our brothers did. We spent our days cooking, cleaning the house, laughing, playing. We were so happy. … Only here in Canada did I start school again. I was terrified.”Diana Jeffries manages English-language classes for Pacific Immigrant Resources Society, with funding from the federal government’s Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) program. She says adult literacy learners such as Ibrahim are right to wonder whether they will ever qualify for citizenship.To meet the English-language requirement, individuals must reach Level 4 of the Canadian language benchmarks, meaning they can understand simple sentences and use basic grammar. Ibrahim has sat in a Level 1 class for more than a year.“It is impossible. I have never seen someone who is non-literate get past a Level 2 literacy level,” says Jeffries. “You also have to take into account, not only do these women have no literacy skills, they often have tons of anxiety about being in a classroom. They also are women who have a lot of other things going on — often, they lack any sense of agency and have so many other needs with children, caretaking and domestic violence. It can take six months to learn how to print on a line and because it takes a really, really long time, they can give up.”Ibrahim is not giving up yet, having just learned how to hold a pen and write her first name. She and her mom, Shakha, try to make it to their three-hour classes Mondays to Thursdays.But chronic health challenges lead to sporadic attendance. And attendance matters more than ever.Since 2016, LINC programs have adopted a new way of measuring language proficiency. Called the portfolio-based language assessment, it requires students to collect evidence of 32 successfully assessed assignments in order to rise to the next level. Assessments are held in class, so missing a session means missing an opportunity to progress.Julie Ship, the settlement language co-ordinator for British Columbia’s Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Services Agencies, argues that the portfolio process is not designed for adult literacy learners who face barriers to classroom engagement. There was no feasibility study of how changes to the assessment process might affect refugees with low-to-no literacy in their native tongues.“We are hearing clients are intimidated by the whole process, and if they miss a class, which happens a lot when there are health appointments or they need child minding, they miss out on the assessment,” Ship says. “It is almost too rigorous. The idea was to introduce a steady flow of assessments, but it actually kind of backfires, because talking about assessments all the way through still conveys something scary.”In fact, the portfolio process is so rigorous that it exceeds the government’s language requirement for citizenship. To become a Canadian citizen, refugees aged 18 to 54 who have lived in Canada for three years must demonstrate that they can speak and listen at Level 4. Older refugees such as Ibrahim’s mother, father and grandmother are exempt.The portfolio assessment process gauges skills in four areas: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Although individuals can pay $200 to bypass LINC classes and take an English-language test, they must be able to read and write to use its online interface. That puts refugees with no experience of reading or writing at a disadvantage. Without a Level 4 certificate, these refugees won’t become citizens, with the capacity to vote or freely travel, until they turn 55.Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada responded to a request for comment with a statement that did not address questions about the needs of refugees who are illiterate in their primary language.It says in 2018-19, it is spending about $762 million to support the settlement needs of newcomers across all provinces and territories, excluding Quebec, and it spends more on language training than any other settlement service.“IRCC-funded language training is offered at a range of ability levels from basic literacy to advanced language skills,” it says. “This includes more specialized courses such as labour market language training, which offers job-specific programming, mainly at higher language proficiency levels, coupled with mentoring and work placements to speed up the transition to employment.”In 2008, before the influx of Syrian refugees, Jeffries ran a pilot program specifically for refugees with multiple disadvantages. The program’s funding was not renewed and did not run long enough to compare results with standard programming.“The pre-literacy classes were fantastic, because it was really using different teaching pedagogies that were more experiential and kinesthetic,” Jeffries says. “Reading on a flat surface is not easy, nor is looking at black-and-white text on a piece of paper left to right. We could do art projects that were language-based and that were satisfying. In cooking, they could make measurements. We could paint the alphabet, and just do more creative things. Now, there is nothing like that with portfolio-based language assessment.”Andrea Solnes, an independent consultant in settlement language, has been writing a guidebook on marginalized and multi-barrier learners, based on research with English-as-second-language teachers. Best practice suggests pair work, learning stations, active use of volunteers and paid teaching assistants.“None, that’s how much specific training there is about illiteracy. Teachers are clearly expressing that they would like more,” Solnes says.To improve outcomes for adult literacy learners, both Solnes and Ship see value in an approach that is less focused on meeting standards and more focused on building relationships between refugees and the broader community.“Because language classes are often the first services that newcomers to Canada access, it is such a strong place to work from,” Solnes says.But she says the push for a more standardized assessment structure means students spend less time outside the classroom learning other skills they need to be successful in Canada. “It’s important to not just look at language outcomes, but overall community engagement.”Ibrahim is seeking more community support. She asks whether the interpreter can help her prepare for the language test. While she feels she is making progress in the classroom, it is outside those four walls where she struggles most.“I only understand at school with my teacher,” Ibrahim says. “What is there outside of school to help me learn? I wish there were other classes after my class. We are trying. English is very hard.”— Sarah Schulman, a sociologist and founder of InWithForward, is a fellow in global journalism at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto.Sarah Schulman, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

TNA calls for genuine reconciliation

A majority of the UNHRC members including India voted in favor of a U.S sponsored resolution on Thursday which called for the implementation of recommendations of a war commission appointed by the Sri Lankan President and to also address accountability issues on the final stages of the war between the military and Tamil Tiger rebels. “The need for substantial progress in human rights protection, genuine and meaningful reconciliation and accountability are deep-felt needs of all citizens of the country. We therefore urge the government to avail itself of the opportunity provided by the Resolution of the Human Rights Council and dedicate itself to serving these urgent needs as provided for in the resolution,” the Tamil National Alliance said.Following the end of the war in May 2009 with the defeat of the rebels the Tamil National Alliance was engaged with the government in talks to reach a political solution for the Tamil people. The Tamil National Alliance said it hopes that the resolution and the clear collective will of the Council will encourage the government to face the future with fortitude and move decisively to protect human rights and take tangible action to advance genuine reconciliation. The Tamil National Alliance on Friday called on the government to take tangible action to advance genuine reconciliation in the country.In a statement on the outcome of a vote on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), the Tamil National Alliance said that vote will benefit all Sri Lankans, regardless of ethnicity. The talks however stalled after the government insisted that a final solution can only be reached with the backing of parliament and other Tamil political parties.The Tamil National Alliance, in its statement on Friday, said it strongly believes that the resolution adopted at the UNHRC is a first step in the pursuit of justice and accountability.The Tamil National Alliance said it will, on behalf of the Tamil people, work with commitment and dedication towards the advancement of these goals. read more

Hamilton fire and police waiting on green light to use naloxone

As early as next week both Hamilton Fire and Hamilton Police could be given the green light to use naloxone kits when responding to drug overdoses.Hamilton Fire crews already have naloxone kits on their trucks and they’ve been trained to use them.“For the safety of firefighters alone we carry naloxone kits, nasal kits. If a firefighter is exposed to a drug and is suffering the effects of a drug overdose, we have the ability to deliver it to ourselves” said Stan Double, President of the Hamilton Professional Firefighters Association.But they are still waiting for the okay to deliver it to the public.“Things don’t happen overnight. We’re certainly prepared to work with the fire department, the city and councillors to ensure this critical service can be put in place.”Last year Hamilton Fire responded to more than 200 drug overdose calls. In many cases they’re first on scene which is why it makes sense to have naloxone kits on their trucks.So far this year, Public Health has distributed more than 350 naloxone kits as part of their harm reduction program. It equates to saving more than 80 lives.Currently, Hamilton Police officers aren’t equipped with naloxone kits, but that too may change.In the past, police say they believe the life-saving drug should be handled by paramedics. Cost was also a factor until the province stepped-in. The SIU- Ontario’s police watchdog- says if naloxone is administered by a police officer they will be investigated.“They want to do the right thing. They’re going to do the right thing, but this throws a wrench into just acting and doing what’s best right then and there.” said Clint Twolan with the Hamilton Police.At a time when Hamilton’s opioid death rate exceeds the provincial average, emergency responders agree, it’s time for a change. Hamilton Fire will present their case to the board of health for approval on Monday.Poice say they will speak about naloxone on Thursday at the Police Services board meeting. read more

60 of Canadians to travel over holidays to spend an average of

60% of Canadians to travel over holidays; to spend an average of $563: BMO TORONTO – It looks like Santa won’t be the only one on the move this holiday season.The Bank of Montreal (TSX:BMO) says a strong loonie and a relatively stable economy is fuelling a desire by many Canadians to get away over the Christmas-New Year’s period.According to the bank’s 2012 Holiday Travel Outlook released Thursday, some 60 per cent of Canadians plan to travel over the holidays, spending an average of $563 apiece on their trips.The survey found that while some 39 per cent planned to travel within their home province, almost one in five, or 19 per cent, were looking to go abroad.The most popular destination outside of Canada as the United States, with 13 per cent of Canadians heading south of the border.Some three per cent chose Mexico as their preferred destination while eight per cent collectively chose other destinations and 12 per cent said they would be going to other provinces besides their own.Meanwhile, the survey found that those in Atlantic Canada were the most likely to travel over the holidays (80 per cent), while those in Quebec were the least likely (41 per cent).Travellers will be younger, with almost three-quarters or 74 per cent of Canadians under 30 planning to travel compared with 42 per cent of those 65 and over.To help fund travel plans, the report found that Canadians’ use of reward points is on the rise. Two out of 10 Canadians (21 per cent) planned to travel on reward points this year, up seven per cent over last year.“Affordability remains an important factor when deciding on an appropriate vacation destination and reward programs provide a practical and convenient way for more Canadians to take advantage of a broad array of redemption options and upgrade their vacation experience without breaking the budget,” said Nick Mastromarco, director, BMO Bank of Montreal.BMO said the results were from an online survey conducted by Pollara between Oct. 11 and Oct. 16 with a random sample of 1,000 Canadians 18 years of age and over. by Hugh McKenna, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 13, 2012 8:11 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Sandvik and Gemcom to collaborate on monitoring underground mining equipment

first_imgSandvik Mining and Construction has signed a Collaboration Agreement with Gemcom to develop a system and interface for monitoring underground mobile mining equipment. The two companies are teaming on an innovative equipment performance and production tracking solution that will further improve consolidation and validation of information from mine operational systems.Gemcom InSite delivers operations management capabilities that complement planning and scheduling activities, along with a continuous improvement engine that drives improved recovery, throughput, equipment utilisation, and performance. “InSite features innovative technology that monitors in near real time equipment, events, and tracks production, which enables timely operational decision making,” stated Sandvik’s Rauno Pitkänen, Manager of Projects, Systems and New Offering. “This industry-leading technology, when combined with Sandvik’s sophisticated Optimine capabilities, will allow mining companies to follow up on their production, equipment, and personnel performance metrics in a simple and effective manner. Ultimately, they will be better able to manage and utilise their capital expenditures, and be able to back up business decisions with hard data.”“Sandvik has developed an in-depth understanding of the demands of modern mining operations and how automation of loading and hauling processes in the mining cycle can contribute to the improvement of safety and efficiency of ore transportation,” commented Allen Vaughn, Gemcom Executive Vice President. “Sandvik’s desire to provide customers with more in-depth knowledge on the condition of the equipment for maintenance purposes, as well as production monitoring to more effectively manage draw and production control, creates the opportunity to leverage InSite.”A prototype of the Sandvik Gemcom collaborative solution is in place at the Sandvik test mine in Tampere, Finland.last_img read more

Weir Canada wins innovation award for oil sands barges

first_imgWeir Canada recently won the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) Steel Design Award of Excellence in the Industrial Category. The CISC Awards are held every two years to promote the structural steel industry within the Alberta region and across Canada. The awards recognise exceptional talent and ingenuity in steel design and the innovative use of steel in addressing a variety of construction challenges. The theme for this year’s event was “Leading and Shaping Our Future.” Weir Canada shared the honour with Suncor Energy, Hall Marine, Supreme Steel and Midwest Constructors for their collaborative efforts in the design, supply, delivery and launch of three Multiflo reclaim water barges at Suncor’s oil sands operations in Fort McMurray, Alberta.The Multiflo reclaim water barges form an integral part of the tailings management system at Suncor. Weir Canada’s role was one of project leadership and engineering design, in addition to overall management of the efforts of its collaborative team of suppliers and customer. The TRO water barges represent one of the largest pumping installations in the oil sands, and they began operating in autumn 2012. “Effective team collaboration, demonstrated creativity, innovation and co-operation in solving formidable design and delivery challenges is what made this project successful,” said Peter Pavlin, Engineering Manager – Engineered Products, who accepted the award on behalf of Weir Canada. “Weir Canada’s modular approach to barge technology allowed us to take quantum leaps forward in barge systems technology…we provided our client with a functional asset, delivered in a timely and efficient manner.”last_img read more

Teenager appears in court accused of raping girl on grounds of a

first_img A YOUTH IS facing trial accused of raping a girl in the grounds of a college in Dublin.The 19-year-old man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared at the Dublin Children’s Court today. He was charged with unlawfully having oral sex and sexual intercourse with a child under the age 15 on a date in March 2015.Garda Niamh Coates told Judge John O’Connor that the youth’s reply to the charge was “no comment”. He has not yet indicated how he will plead and despite being an adult he appeared at the Children’s Court because he was a minor at the time of the alleged offence.Defence counsel Tessa White told Judge O’Connor that arguments will be made as regards to the delay in bringing the case. Judge O’Connor said that issue could be dealt with later by the trial judge.He said the charge that has been brought means the youth will face go before a judge and jury at Central Criminal Court. He adjourned the case for six weeks to allow time for the prosecution to complete the book of evidence.There was no objection to bail subject to the youth obeying a number of conditions.The teen was ordered to reside at an address in north Dublin, to have a mobile phone fully charged and in credit at all times to maintain contact with gardai, to sign on once a week at his local garda station and to have no contact directly or indirectly with the complainant.The youth indicated he understood the bail terms and legal aid was granted after the judge noted he is unemployed.Comments are closed for legal reasons No Comments Monday 13 Feb 2017, 2:58 PM Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Teenager appears in court accused of raping girl on grounds of a Dublin college There was no objection to bail subject to the youth obeying a number of conditions. By Tom Tuite Feb 13th 2017, 2:58 PM http://jrnl.ie/3237704 Share1 Tweet Email Image: Shutterstock/FabrikaSimf Image: Shutterstock/FabrikaSimf 27,763 Views last_img read more

Australian star to be coached by Terry

first_imgAustralia international defender Mile Jedinak will be coached by John Terry, after the former Chelsea defender was appointed as a member of the coaching staff at Aston Villa, according to Goal.Terry used to partner Jedinak at the heart of defence during his one-year spell with Aston Villa during the 2017-18 campaign.However, the ex-England international has been appointed assistant manager to new manager Dean Smith. The ex-Brentford boss was appointed as the new manager of the Villans after Steve Bruce was relieved of his duties sometime last week, with the former Premier League stalwarts languishing in 15th position in the Sky Bet Championship.Aston Villa explains why they spent so much money on players Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Aston Villa’s chief executive, the team needed to spend £144.5 million on 12 players in order to stay competitive.Terry announced his retirement from football earlier this week despite speculation linking him with a return to Aston Villa as a player some weeks ago.The 37-year-old was also rumored to be interested in a move to Russian club Lokomotiv Moscow, but announced his retirement instead and hasn’t spent too much time away from football before being appointed as assistant manager to Dean Smith at the Midlands club.The Villa hierarchy are hopeful the duo of Smith and Terry can return them to the top tier of English football after they suffered relegation back in 2016.last_img read more

New Fishing App Launched On The Kenai Peninsula

first_imgThe app includes guide information, local events and the latest fish counts from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Voss is planning to launch the app statewide. Voss: “Well there is a lot of information that we all need when we want to go fishing. From the local weather to determining how we are going to go dress and act for the day, all the way down to the tides, and currents, and the fish counts. The key to a really successful day of fishing is knowing when to fish both on the day and time, and where to fish.” Jim Voss, of Kenai, launched his app Alaska FishTopia this summer. Voss owns Alaska Boat Rental in Soldotna, and is a local fishing guide. Voss:“Our target market is anybody living in Alaska and enjoying the outdoors. The app is clearly fishing centric, but it goes well beyond that. All of our outdoor activities require this type of information, and we’d like to get this app to reach anybody that lives here or visits.”center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A local area Kenai Peninsula resident has created a smartphone app designed to help anglers and guides have equal access to local fishing information. FishTopia is available on the App store and Google Play store for $1.99.last_img read more

CurtCo Sells San Diego Magazine to Desert Publications

first_imgDeSilva + Phillips represented CurtCo in the sale. CurtCo Publishing has sold San Diego Magazine to the title’s former president and CEO James L. Fitzpatrick and Milt and Frank Jones, owners of Desert Publications Inc., publisher of Palm Springs Life. The deal is the second in three planned divestitures for CurtCo. Last week CurtCo announced it had sold Sarasota and Gulfshore Life magazines to Dan Denton, the former owner of Gulfshore Media. Still on the block is CurtCo’s Art & Antiques. In addition to Palm Springs Life, Desert Publications, Inc. publishes Desert Guide, Pebble Beach: The Magazine; Newport Beach Visitor’s Guide; Houston Visitor’s Guide and a variety of custom publications.last_img read more

Tiësto Alesso Top The Billing For Electric Zoo 2018 Phase 2 Lineup

first_img BjorkPhoto: Santiago Felipe/Getty Images Keith Urban To Perform At SXSW 2018 Firefly Festival 2018 Headliners Announced Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Mija (Amber Giles)Photo: Nicholas Rhodes/Getty Images The Weeknd Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage.com Vote: Most Anticipated 2018 Coachella Performance? Independent Venue Week Will Honor Music Hot Spots Prev Next The Weeknd Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage.com FischerspoonerPhoto: Steve Mack/Getty Images Who’s Headlining Air + Style Festival 2018? Dirtybird Campout East: 2018 Lineup Announced Keith UrbanDia Dipasupil/Getty Images Carl CoxPhoto: Future Music Magazine/Getty Images Anoushka ShankarPhoto: Raajessh Kashyap/Hindustan Times/Getty Images Electric Zoo 2018 Phase 2 Lineup Announced ti%C3%ABsto-alesso-top-billing-electric-zoo-2018-phase-2-lineup Ghost’s Papa Emeritus IIIPhoto: Sergione Infuso/Corbis via Getty Images BjorkPhoto: Santiago Felipe/Getty Images ZeddPhoto: Taylor Hill/Getty Images Dirtybird Campout East: 2018 Lineup Announced The 1975 perform at Scala in LondonPhoto: Joseph Okpako/Getty Images The NYC-based electronic music festival has finally unveiled its full roster of performersBrian HaackGRAMMYs May 2, 2018 – 6:03 pm New York City’s Electric Zoo festival is rounding the final corner on its 10th year. To commemorate the big milestone, the festival promoters have assembled a killer lineup of top-tier performers that pays tribute to all major subgenres of dance music.Previously announced headliners for Electric Zoo 2018 include Kaskade, Marshmello and Martin Garrix, as well as acclaimed DJ/producer Porter Robinson’s new alias project Virtual Self. Now joining this impressive stable of mainstage heroes are GRAMMY-winning trance/big room house DJ/producer Tiësto and GRAMMY-nominated progressive house DJ/producer Alesso.Rounding out a lineup that’s positively stacked from top to bottom are internationally established acts like progressive trance hitmakers Gabriel & Dresden, dub/future bass shapeshifters Boombox Cartel, LiveStyle North American President Gary Richards’ DJ/producer alias Destructo, and blues-EDM fusion act Gramatik, as well as rising stars of the scene Australian techno showstopper Anna Lunoe, Dutch trap/future bass don San Holo, and Skrillex-cosigned dubstep wizard Habstrakt, among others.The three-day EDM jubilee will take place over Labor Day Weekend, Aug. 31 – Sept. 2, on New York City’s historic Randall’s Island. Tickets are now on sale. Festival Lineup For Electric Forest 2018 News ZeddPhoto: Taylor Hill/Getty Images Avett Brothers, Mavis Staples Hit Moon River Fest The National’s Matt BerningerPhoto: Jason LaVeris/Getty Images Email Paramore Announce Lineup For Parahoy! Cruise Festival Lineup For Electric Forest 2018 Lineup Unveiled For ULTRA 2018’s RESISTANCE Stages Pharrell Williams and Green Day’s Billie Joe ArmstrongPhotos: WireImage.com Which Music Festivals Are You Going To In 2018? Tiësto, Alesso Top The Billing For Electric Zoo 2018 Phase 2 Lineup Kirk FranklinPhoto: Erika Goldring/WireImage.com ParamorePhoto: Heidi Gutman/Getty Images Armin Van BuurenPhoto: El Pics/Getty Images Kirk Franklin To Host Exodus Music & Arts Fest Who’s Headlining Air + Style Festival 2018? Global Citizen Festival Announces All-Star Lineup Babymetal’s Su-metal and MoametalPhoto: Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images Rocklahoma 2018: Have You Seen The Lineup? 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Lucy DacusPhoto: Timothy Hiatt/WireImage.com Keith UrbanDia Dipasupil/Getty Images Martin GarrixPhoto: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images More Music Festivals Phase 2 Lineup Announced For ULTRA 2018 The 1975 perform at Scala in LondonPhoto: Joseph Okpako/Getty Images BjorkPhoto: Santiago Felipe/Getty Images Carl CoxPhoto: Future Music Magazine/Getty Images Mija (Amber Giles)Photo: Nicholas Rhodes/Getty Images Paramore Announce Lineup For Parahoy! Cruise Willie Nelson’s July 4th Picnic Lineup Babymetal’s Su-metal and MoametalPhoto: Daniel Boczarski/Getty Imagescenter_img Kirk Franklin To Host Exodus Music & Arts Fest Keith UrbanDia Dipasupil/Getty Images Which Music Festivals Are You Going To In 2018? FischerspoonerPhoto: Steve Mack/Getty Images Rocklahoma 2018: Have You Seen The Lineup? 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Carl CoxPhoto: Future Music Magazine/Getty Images Firefly Festival 2018 Headliners Announced Dirtybird Campout East: 2018 Lineup Announced Willie NelsonPhoto: Jeff Vespa/WireImage.com Independent Venue Week Will Honor Music Hot Spots Ultra Music Festival 2018 Headliners Announced Ghost’s Papa Emeritus IIIPhoto: Sergione Infuso/Corbis via Getty Images Anoushka ShankarPhoto: Raajessh Kashyap/Hindustan Times/Getty Images Babymetal’s Su-metal and MoametalPhoto: Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images Keith Urban To Perform At SXSW 2018 Keith Urban To Perform At SXSW 2018 Kygo at Electric Forest 2014Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic Phase 2 Lineup Announced For ULTRA 2018 Martin GarrixPhoto: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images Who’s Playing The Decemberists’ Festival? Martin GarrixPhoto: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images Pharrell Williams and Green Day’s Billie Joe ArmstrongPhotos: WireImage.com Pharrell Williams and Green Day’s Billie Joe ArmstrongPhotos: WireImage.com Paramore Announce Lineup For Parahoy! Cruise Jack WhitePhoto: Yui Mok – PA Images/Getty Images ParamorePhoto: Heidi Gutman/Getty Images Facebook Lineup Unveiled For ULTRA 2018’s RESISTANCE Stages The National’s Matt BerningerPhoto: Jason LaVeris/Getty Images The 1975 perform at Scala in LondonPhoto: Joseph Okpako/Getty Images ParamorePhoto: Heidi Gutman/Getty Images Who’s Playing The Decemberists’ Festival? Lucy DacusPhoto: Timothy Hiatt/WireImage.com Willie Nelson’s July 4th Picnic Lineup Firefly Festival 2018 Headliners Announced Kygo at Electric Forest 2014Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic Vote: Most Anticipated 2018 Coachella Performance? London’s Brand New Music Fest: All Points East The National’s Matt BerningerPhoto: Jason LaVeris/Getty Images Who’s Playing At The 2018 ROTR Festival? The KillersPhoto: Steven Lawton/Getty Images Global Citizen Festival Announces All-Star Lineup Mavis StaplesPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Ultra Music Festival 2018 Headliners Announced Who’s Helping Celebrate The National’s Homecoming? Who’s Helping Celebrate The National’s Homecoming? Which Music Festivals Are You Going To In 2018? Who’s Playing At The 2018 ROTR Festival? Independent Venue Week Will Honor Music Hot Spots Jack WhitePhoto: Yui Mok – PA Images/Getty Images Kygo at Electric Forest 2014Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic Festival Lineup For Electric Forest 2018 ZeddPhoto: Taylor Hill/Getty Images Twitter London’s Brand New Music Fest: All Points East Lucy DacusPhoto: Timothy Hiatt/WireImage.com Who’s Headlining Air + Style Festival 2018?last_img read more

Related T5 welcomes first flights and soaring expe

first_img RelatedT5 welcomes first flights and soaring expectationsHeathrow’s long-anticipated Terminal 5 has opened to passengers today.Industry ‘tackling’ transfer baggage handling problems but ‘needs RFID’Mislaid suitcases at Heathrow’s Terminal 5 opening have dominated recent news.New look Heathrow Clubhouse unveiledNew look Heathrow Clubhouse unveiled A giant suitcase has been installed in Heathrow Terminal 5’s departures area in celebration of the 2010 Heathrow Travel Product Award.Over the course of October the suitcase, which is the same size as the bell inside Big Ben, will accommodate 2010’s 12 winning travel products including an Apple MacBook Pro, a Harrods Paddington Bear and a pair of Ray-Ban Black Suspended Lens sunglasses.Almost three metres tall and two metres wide, the suitcase has the potential to hold 83,000 UK passports, 21,000 pairs of underwear and 10,000 bottles of suncream.Brian Woodhead, Heathrow’s retail concessions director, said the reason behind the Travel Product awards is to highlight how many brands and products are available at the UK’s largest airport.”It’s great to see what our passengers really value when they travel – and the luxuries and essentials they just can’t live without,” he commented.On September 24th, clothing outlet Hackett opened its doors in Heathrow’s Terminal 4, with the first customers being treated to a complementary glass of champagne.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

Will Thrash Them Like Dogs BJP Candidate Bharati Ghosh Threatens TMC Workers

first_img Bharati GhoshBJPghatalghatal-s25p32 First Published: May 4, 2019, 11:12 PM IST Kolkata: BJP Lok Sabha candidate Bharati Ghosh on Saturday courted controversy by threatening TMC workers to bring musclemen from Uttar Pradesh and kill them like a dog if they dared to act smart.Ghosh, a former IPS officer who was once close to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, said this while campaigning at Ghatal constituency shortly after the Trinamool Congress supremo warned her not to cross the limit of decency. “Get inside your houses and do not try to show your smartness here. There will be no place to hide. I will drag you out of your house and kill you like a dog…. I will bring over 1,000 men from UP, put them inside your residence and teach you a lesson,” the BJP nominee said while campaigning in Ghatal constituency.Senior TMC leader Partha Chatterjee said in Kolkata that the party will move the EC to complaint against Ghosh, who was once the superintendent of police in West Midnapore district in which Ghatal falls, for this comment.The Election Commission sought a report from the district administration after taking suo motu cognizance of the incident, officials said in Kolkata.Shortly before this incident, the chief minister warned Ghosh, without naming her, not to cross the limit of decency, otherwise she will be arrested.Ghosh was accused of abusing police personnel and rival party workers earlier also. “The BJP has nominated two candidates here – one man and a woman. The woman is accused of money laundering. Both of them are abusing our candidates. I will tell her not to force me to open my mouth. If I share the texts you (Bharati) had sent me while you were in the police service, I will not have to tell people anything more,” Banerjee said during a road show in Ghatal in West Midnapore district.”We could have lodged cases against you (Bharati) If we wanted to get you arrested. There is a Supreme Court order in one case that you cannot be arrested. But There are several other cases against you. Despite that we have not done anything and let you contest the poll because we have not forgotten deceny. Do not talk anything which crosses the limit of decency,” she said.When contacted, TMC’s Ghatal candidate Dev said, “I do not understand what to say. I think people should not forget decency. I had huge respect for Bharati-di, but after this incident I think that will be affected. I think the people of Ghatal will give a befitting reply to this.”Earlier, Banerjee conducted a road show in West Midnapore urging people not to cast their votes for BJP candidates and save the country.Ghosh joined the BJP in February 4 and was nominated for Ghatal seat which will go to polls on May 12.She was the West Midnapore SP for more than six years. The officer was transferred as commandant of the third battalion of the state armed police, considered a lessimportant post, on December 26, 2017 and she resigned from service two days later.Winner of a service medal on August 15, 2014, Ghosh was transferred by the Election Commission before the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. She was, however, reinstated as West Midnapore SP as soon as the elections got over.An arrest warrant was issued against Ghosh in February, 2018 in connection with an extortion case registered at Daspur police station in West Midnapore district, following her resignation. last_img read more