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Chito Victolero: Hotshots’ timing, conditioning still off

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Chito Victolero. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Magnolia experienced one rough welcome in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup afterlosing to Alaska, 103-80, Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Hotshots had a later start in the conference compared to the other teams in the league since they were still playing in the Philippine Cup finals against San Miguel until May 15.ADVERTISEMENT “I didn’t want to take my key players out because I wanted them to get their rhythm, and if you noticed that even though we were down by 20 points they were still out there playing,” said Victolero.What made matters worse for Victolero was Fields had to play through a sprained ankle.Fields’ injury limited him to 12 points and six rebounds while going 4-of-11 on his field goal attempts.“John had a problem in his ankle, two days before our game he sprained it,” said Victolero. “I’ll talk to John on Friday to look at the situation of his ankle, I don’t know what he’ll feel about it but I have to talk to him.”ADVERTISEMENT Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Depleted NorthPort whips debuting San Miguel Beer Despite that, Magnolia head coach Chito Victolero said his still had a shorter preparation time than the rest of the other teams.“We only had less than two weeks of preparation for this conference but it’s not an excuse,” said Victolero in Filipino. “It’s not an excuse but we really didn’t have any rhythm, we don’t have the timing and we’re still not in game shape.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThat’s Victolero opted to keep his main players on the floor in hopes of helping them get a better feel of each other even though the game had already gone beyond reach early.Import John Fields logged more than 30 minutes of play while Justin Melton, Paul Lee, Ian Sangalang, Jio Jalalon, Mark Barroca, and Rome dela Rosa all played more than 20 minutes. MOST READ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Racist Abuse, Military Salutes Mar European Qualifying

first_imgRacism and politics overshadowed results in European Championship qualifying on Monday as England’s players were subjected to a barrage of racist abuse in Bulgaria and Turkey celebrated an equalizer against France by lining up to give a military salute.The game in Bulgaria was halted twice because of fans directing monkey chants at England players, but the visitors played on despite the abuse and won 6-0 to move within one point on qualifying for next year’s tournament.In Paris, Kaan Ayhan’s late equalizer for Turkey canceled out substitute Olivier Giroud’s 76th-minute header to earn the visitors a 1-1 draw. After the goal, Turkey goalkeeper Mert Günok joined captain Burak Yilmaz and several other outfield players in giving a military salute toward the crowd — in apparent support of the Turkish-backed forces involved in the country’s invasion of Kurdish-held regions in northern Syria. UEFA, which does not allow political gestures during games, had previously said it would investigate a similar salute performed by Turkey players in their 1-0 win over Albania on Friday.Away from those controversies, Ukraine booked its place in next year’s tournament with a 2-1 win over Portugal in Kiev, despite Cristiano Ronaldo scoring his 700th career goal.RACIST ABUSEEngland manager Gareth Southgate, third left, speaks with Referee Ivan Bebek during the Euro 2020 group A qualifying soccer match between Bulgaria and England, at the Vasil Levski national stadium, in Sofia, Bulgaria, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)In Sofia, England was already 2-0 up when the game was halted for the first time in the 28th minute because of monkey chants aimed at England’s black players, including defender Tyrone Mings and forward Raheem Sterling. The public announcer warned that the match could be called off completely unless the racist abuse stopped — the first step in UEFA’s anti-racism protocol for games — but the game had to be halted again in the 43rd.Bulgaria supporters in the crowd were also seen doing Nazi salutes and holding up shirts with the UEFA logo and the text “No Respect” — a reference to the European governing body’s “Respect” campaign aimed at curbing racism in the sport. During the second break, several dozen of the Bulgaria fans involved in the chanting, many of them wearing dark hoodies, left the stadium.The FA issued a statement saying the England players “were subjected to abhorrent racist chanting,” which seemed to be aimed mainly at black players like Raheem Sterling and Tyrone Mings.“This is not the first time our players have been subjected to this level of abuse and there is no place for this kind of behavior in society, let alone in football,” the FA said.Sterling and Ross Barkley both scored twice for England, after Marcus Rashford had given the visitors and early lead. Harry Kane added the sixth goal in the 85th minute.“We have made two statements by winning the game but also we have raised the awareness of everyone of the situation,” England coach Gareth Southgate said.England manager Gareth Southgate, right, shares a laugh with England’s Harry Kane at the end of the Euro 2020 group A qualifying soccer match between Bulgaria and England, at the Vasil Levski national stadium, in Sofia, Bulgaria, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)TURKEY LEVELSFrance looked set to take top spot in Group H when Giroud met a corner with a firm header just minutes after coming on as a substitute. But Ayhan equalized with a header from a free kick in the 82nd, sparking wild celebrations among the visitors. The Turkish player ran toward the corner flag, where several of them lined up to perform a salute.The draw leaves France and Turkey tied on 19 points each, while Iceland kept alive its qualification hopes with a 2-0 win over visiting Andorra.Iceland has 15 points and needs to beat Turkey in the next round.The top two teams of each group advance. The other four qualifiers will come through four tiers of playoffs in March.Turkey’s players salute as they celebrate a goal against France during the Euro 2020 group H qualifying soccer match between France and Turkey at Stade de France at Saint Denis, north of Paris, France, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)UKRAINE BOOKS ITS PLACEUkraine qualified thanks to first-half goals from Roman Yaremchuk and Andriy Yarmolenko.Portugal was frustrated by Ukraine’s numbers in defense until Taras Stepanenko was sent off with his second yellow card for conceding a penalty for handball in the 72nd.Ronaldo scored from the spot for his 700th career goal.Ukraine sealed first place in Group B with 19 points, ahead of Portugal (11) and Serbia (10), who both have an extra game to play.Serbia earned a 2-1 win in Lithuania.___By CIARÁN FAHEY Associated PressTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

IOWA SUPREME COURT DENIES WANATEE’S CONVICTION APPEAL

first_imgTHE IOWA SUPREME COURT HAS DENIED THE MURDER CONVICTION APPEAL OF A SIOUX CITY MAN FOUND GUILTY OF A 2016 FATAL STABBING.A POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY JURY HAD FOUND ELIAS WANATEE GUILTY OF SECOND DEGREE MURDER IN THE STABBING DEATH OF 50 YEAR OLD VERNON MACE OUTSIDE OF A HOME ON WEST FIRST STREET.WANATEE’S ATTORNEY APPEALED THE CONVICTION ON GROUNDS INCLUDING IF THE COURT OF APPEALS ERRED IN HOLDING STATEMENTS BY MACE WERE DYING DECLARATIONS, THAT TESTIMONY BY A JAILHOUSE INFORMANT WAS UNRELIABLE AND THAT HIS DEFENSE COUNSEL MADE ERRORS.A MISTRIAL WAS DECLARED IN WANATEE’S FIRST TRIAL IN WOODBURY COUNTY WHEN THE JURY FAILED TO REACH A VERDICT SO A NEW TRIAL WAS ORDERED AND MOVED TO COUNCIL BLUFFS ON A CHANGE OF VENUE IN 2017.THE IOWA COURT OF APPEALS HAD REJECTED WANATEE’S FIRST APPEAL IN OCTOBER.last_img read more

‘Nothing wrong with being gay’: Root recorded responding to Gabriel’s abusive language

first_img Read more Asked about the incident at the close, Root said: “It’s Test cricket and [Shannon] is an emotional guy trying to do everything he can to win a Test match. Sometimes people say things on the field that they might regret, but they should stay on the field.“He’s a good guy who plays hard cricket and is proud to be in the position he is. The battle was a good contest. He’s had a wonderful series and he should be proud.” Support The Guardian Joe Root leads the way as England batsmen finally come to the party Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket)”Don’t use it as an insult. There’s nothing wrong with being gay.”Joe Root responds to sledging from Windies bowler Shannon Gabriel. Full story: https://t.co/nRfSmWU5q6 pic.twitter.com/ghoDyGxUOiFebruary 12, 2019 England cricket team Shannon Gabriel was given an on-field warning about abusive language on the third day here, the nature of which Joe Root refused to disclose after stumps.Root was involved in a running verbal battle with the West Indies fast bowler on his way to an unbeaten 111. During the afternoon session footage from the Sky broadcast emerged on social media that appeared to show the England captain telling Gabriel “there is nothing wrong with being gay”.No audio has emerged to clarify what prompted Root to say this. Gabriel was spoken to by the umpires, Rod Tucker and Kumar Dharmasena, and warned about his conduct. The officials are understood to have told the match referee, Jeff Crowe, that they did not hear anything that would fall foul of the ICC’s code of conduct. Share on WhatsApp Joe Root Richard Pybus, the West Indies head coach, claimed to have no knowledge of the incident at the time due to the television in the dressing room being turned down. He said: “Nothing has been reported to me. If a comment was made, we will review it. And if it was untoward, we will be addressing it.”Root’s 16th Test century was England’s first of the tour. But though the series was lost last week in Antigua, and West Indies lost the seamer Keemo Paul to injury early in the day, the England captain drew some personal satisfaction.“When you play Test cricket there is no such thing as a dead rubber,” he said. “You have the opportunity to play for your country and it means the world. There are West Indies bowlers with great numbers in the past 12 months and on a wicket that did a bit, we’ve done well today.” Share on Pinterest Topics Asked if Gabriel crossed the line of acceptability, Root said: “I think it should stay on the field. I don’t want anything said in the middle to ruin what’s been a good Test series for him and his team.” The Spin: sign up and get our weekly cricket email. Share on Twitter Cricket Share on Messenger Share on LinkedIn news Share via Email Since you’re here… … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.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 need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Facebook England in West Indies 2019 Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Van Dijk: Liverpool’s my team and Anfield’s my home

first_imgLiverpool Van Dijk: Liverpool is my team and Anfield is my home Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 02:30 5/26/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Virgil Van Dijk Liverpool 04102018 Laurence Griffiths Liverpool Real Madrid v Liverpool Real Madrid UEFA Champions League The Dutch defender made a £75m move to Merseyside during the January transfer window and is now readying himself for the Champions League final Virgil van Dijk has declared that “Liverpool is my team and Anfield is my home” after helping to transform the Champions League finalists following a big-money move in January.The Netherlands international moved to Merseyside for £75 million ($100m) during the winter transfer window, with Jurgen Klopp identifying him as the man to plug holes in a leaky defence.Van Dijk has proved to be an inspirational presence in the Reds’ defensive unit, with the club looking to complement a top four finish in the Premier League with European glory. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now The 26-year-old claims to already feel fully acclimatised to his new surroundings, with Real Madrid next in his sights as he seeks another clean sheet and a prestigious winners’ medal.Van Dijk told reporters ahead of a continental clash in Kiev: “I think from day one, the lads and the manager and the staff and everyone around the club and the people who work at Liverpool have made me so welcome and that helps a lot with settling.“Obviously the results help as well. But I think Liverpool is my team and Anfield is my home.“I love playing for this club and we’re in the Champions League final and we want to do it.“I think Liverpool as a club deserves to be in the Champions League year in, year out and hopefully that’s going to happen. But to be in the Champions League final now, hopefully we’re going to do it.”Van Dijk has graced the Champions League before during his time at Celtic, but he is relishing the opportunity to compete for the grandest of prizes after arriving at Liverpool.He added: “Obviously it’s very special for every one of us in the squad to be in the Champions League final.“I think everyone is looking forward to it since it happened and I think we just need to enjoy it, but give everything that we have and then hopefully in the end we can even enjoy it a little bit more.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Sourav Ganguly formally elected as the 39th president of BCCI

first_img Next India Today Web Desk MumbaiOctober 23, 2019UPDATED: October 23, 2019 12:05 IST Sourav Ganguly was elected as the new BCCI president at its AGM on Wednesday ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSSourav Ganguly took charge as 39th BCCI president on WednesdaySupreme Court-appointed CoA’s 33-month tenure comes to an endSourav Ganguly is only the 2nd India cricketer to become the BCCI presidentFormer India captain Sourav Ganguly has been formally elected unopposed as the new Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president. Ganguly formally took over as the new boss at the apex body’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Mumbai on Wednesday.Sourav Ganguly arrived at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai on Wednesday for the AGM. Notably, Ganguly filed his nomination for the role of BCCI president after eleventh-hour drama earlier this month. He has been elected unopposed as the president of richest body in world cricket.Ganguly is likely to serve only 9 months as BCCI president as the “Cooling Off” period clause in the new BCCI constitution makes it mandatory for board officials to step down after 6 years in office. Ganguly, who played 113 Tests and 311 one-day internationals and led India to 21 Test wins, has already been an administrator for his home state association, Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB).Sourav Ganguly is only the 2nd India cricketer after Maharaja of Vizianagaram to don the role of BCCI president. His nomination was validated by BCCI’s electoral officer N Gopalaswami last week.Along with Sourav Ganguly, Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s son, Jay Shah was chosen unanimously as the BCCI secretary.Arun Singh Dhumal, brother of former BCCI president Anurag Thakur was made the new BCCI treasurer and Kerala Cricket Association president Jayesh George was elected as the joint secretary. Mahim Verma of Uttarakhand became the new vice-president.Brijesh Patel is now set to become the chairman of Indian Premier League (IPL).advertisementWith the appointments of the elected members, Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators’ (CoA) 33-month tenure comes to an end.It’s official – @SGanguly99 formally elected as the President of BCCI pic.twitter.com/Ln1VkCTyIWBCCI (@BCCI) October 23, 2019He was part of the BCCI’s technical panel in the past and also part of a three-member Cricket Advisory Committee, alongside Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman.Sourav Ganguly made it clear that his first priority will be to look after first-class cricketers and improve the standard of domestic cricket in the country. After a tumultuous period of administration under the CoA, Ganguly also said he is keen on making the sure BCCI’s image is repaired.”My first priority will be to look after first class cricketers. I had requested to the CoA and they have not listened. Ranji Trophy cricket will be the focus. To take care of cricketers’ financial interest,” he said after his name was finalized in an informal meeting of BCCI state units.When Ganguly took over as India captain in 2000, Indian cricket was in muddy waters, picking up pieces after the match fixing scandal. He drove Indian cricket to safety and instilled belief that India could win overseas. Now with BCCI’s clout significantly reduced at the ICC, the former skipper’s board-room tact will be at test.”I am happy with the appointment because this is the time when BCCI’s image has got hampered and it’s a great opportunity for me to do something.”BCCI has a huge role to play in ICC: Sourav GangulySpeaking to India Today, Ganguly also stressed that ICC needs to start respecting the BCCI again while adding that India not just generates the revenue but also has a huge role to play when it comes to the popularity of the game.”We will have to get BCCI at the ICC back where we belong. There have been a lot of issues for good four-five years. BCCI is so important to the ICC. It not only generates the funds; which is one part but the popularity of the game matters. India is unbelievable and has a huge role to play in ICC and we need to be respected which at the moment is not happening.”Also Read | We will get the system back in order: BCCI president Sourav GangulyAlso Read | Sourav Ganguly: Indian cricket’s crisis man since 1996, set to start new chapter as BCCI presidentAlso See:For 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 byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Sourav GangulyFollow BCCI PresidentFollow BCCIFollow India cricket newsFollow jay shahFollow BCCI electionsFollow BCCI AGM Sourav Ganguly formally elected as the 39th president of BCCIFormer India captain Sourav Ganguly was elected unopposed as the 39th president of BCCI at the apex body’s AGM in Mumbai on Wednesday. Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s son Jay Shah takes over as new BCCI secretary as Supreme Court-appointed CoA’s 33-month tenure comes to an end.advertisementlast_img read more

Run Around In Your Underwear to Cure Neurofibromatosis

first_img Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App Sip On the Original Stormtrooper Beer While You Wait for the Next Star Wars Movie Banksy’s Gross Domestic Product Is a Pop-Up Shop Unlike Any Other There are worse things to do in the name of Valentine’s Day than run around outside in your underwear for charity. Cupid’s Undie Runs are happening all over the country in February, raising money for the Children’s Tumor Foundation to find a cure for neurofibromatosis.Let’s start with the “why” of running around in the winter cold in your underwear. Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a condition where tumors grow in the nervous system, which can result in heart problems, learning difficulties, intense pain, cataracts, hearing loss, and in some cases, cancer. There is no known cure or preventative measure. That’s where you and your skivvies come in.The Cupid’s Undie Run is a mile (or maybe slightly less depending on your city’s route) run, though there’s absolutely no need to run. Walk, jog, strut, every form of locomotion is welcome, including wheelchairs. Don’t feel like you have to start training now: there are no timers and no winners; medals are only given to top fundraisers. Sadly, it’s not compulsory to wear your underwear: costumes, crazy outfits, and even traditional activewear are all welcome. Dress for the weather though– no one likes a hypothermic person taking the attention away from a charity event.All money raised, minus 30% that goes to costs, is given to the Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF), a research-based organization, because Cupid’s Charity started there. Charity Navigator is also a huge fan of CTF, giving them a four star rating for so many years they’re the Meryl Streep of charity awards. Since starting the run in 2010, clinical trials for NF have gone from none to 25.As of the date of publication, they’ve already raised almost a million dollars this year. To find out when your city’s run/walk/strut in underwear (or really anything) is check their site here and click on “cities.” Editors’ Recommendations 9 Best Spirits For Spiked Apple Cider How to Transition Your Wardrobe to Falllast_img read more

900million settlement reached in class action on sexual misconduct in military

first_imgOTTAWA — The federal government is paying $900 million to settle multiple class-action lawsuits lodged on behalf of survivors of sexual harassment, gender discrimination and sexual assault in the military.The settlement provides $800 million for members of the Canadian Armed Forces and $100 million in compensation for another class of employees of the Department of National Defence.Over the past few years, participants in several lawsuits alleging similar misconduct and systemic problems in the military agreed to co-operate in their legal actions against the government.The government had originally sought to defend itself in court against the lawsuits, filing documents in December 2017 in an attempt to quash them.But after facing criticism, the government moved to begin settlement proceedings in early 2018.In Thursday’s settlement, the government also promises an external review of existing anti-harassment programs and revisions to how it deals with disability benefits for survivors of sexual assault or harassment.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Cindi Lauper And Gavin DeGraw Headline America Salutes You Concert

first_imgActive members of the military, veterans and their families will be honored over Thanksgiving weekend during America Salutes You, a star-studded musical spectacular asking viewers for their financial support of programs that assist military communities across the country.Concert performers include pop legend Cyndi Lauper, multi -platinum selling singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw, country music legend Wanda Jackson, rapper Hoodie Allen, Gospel Grammy winner CeCe Winans, world-renowned tenor Anthony Kearns, and bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs.Less than 1% of our population serves to make the world safe for the rest of us. We owe them a huge debt, and they have many needs when they return including: healthcare, mental health services, housing, education, jobs and finding a career to support their families, legal services, financial readiness and much more.The concert will air nationally on Tribune Broadcasting, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Graham Media Group Nexstar and Ion stations. Visit americasalutesyou.org for local listings.To help support our veterans, service members and their families, donations will be raised during the multi-platform broadcast special. All donations will go to the America Salutes You Campaign, a McCormick Foundation Fund. All fundraising costs are covered by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation. America Salutes You and sponsors covered production expenses. For a full list of sponsors, visit americasalutesyou.org.All funds raised will be granted to non-profit organizations helping veterans, service members and their families across the country including: Give An Hour, ThanksUSA, Easter Seals Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services, the Bob Woodruff Foundation, TAPS, Snowball Express, Illinois Joining Forces and the Honor Flight Network.Donation Information:
ONLINE: mccormickfoundation.org/americasalutesTEXT: Text FREEDOM to 80077 to donate $10 (messaging fees may apply)MAIL: America Salutes You Campaign23912 Network PlaceChicago, IL 60673-1239last_img read more

Tory Lanez 1st Canadian Chart Toppper Since Gord Downie

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Canadian rapper and mixtape star Tory Lanez (born Daystar Peterson) achieves his first Billboard Canadian Album chart-topper with his sophomore set for Interscope, entitled Memories Don’t Lie.The 18-track, 70+ minute song-set features appearances from Future, 50 Cent, Nav, Wiz Khalifa, Fabolous, Mansa and Paloma Ford and generated 8,000 total consumption units and the second highest album sales and audio-on-demand stream total in the week. His debut release, I Told You, peaked at 5 in September 2016. Lanez is the first Canadian artist to top the chart since November 2017 when Gord Downie reached No. 1 with Introduce Yerself. ory Lanez hits No. 1. | Pic: Keithan Samuelscenter_img Facebook Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img read more

Inuk woman calling for state of emergency over suicides in Nunavik

first_imgTom Fennario APTN National NewsThere have been 11 suicides this year in Nunavik, Quebec.It has prompted one Inuk woman to call on officials to declare a state of emergency.last_img

Palau becomes newest Member State of UN maritime agency

12 September 2011Palau has become the latest country to join the United Nations International Maritime Organization (IMO), the agency responsible for promoting safe and secure shipping and the prevention of marine pollution from ships. The small Pacific island nation deposited an instrument of acceptance of the Convention of the IMO last week, making it the 170th Member State of the London-based agency.Established in 1948, and currently headed by Secretary-General Efthimios E. Mitropoulos, IMO now has 170 Member States and three Associate Members. read more

Three killed in Madatugama accident

The injured have been admitted to the Dambulla hospital. Three people were killed and six injured in a road accident in Madatugama, Kekirawa today.The Police said that the accident involved a van and a lorry.

Senior executive at UK bank is 1st to plead guilty in case

by The Associated Press Posted Oct 7, 2014 4:23 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LONDON – Britain’s Serious Fraud Office says a senior executive from a U.K. bank has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud in a case of market-rigging.It is the first criminal conviction in the country’s investigation into a global scheme to fix the London Interbank Offered Rate, also known as LIBOR, an interest rate that affects trillions of dollars in loans and mortgages worldwide.Other countries, including the U.S., are also investigating the case.Britain’s Serious Fraud Office said Tuesday it has charged another 11 individuals who await trial and is still investigating others. It did not name the banker who pleaded guilty, in line with court orders. Senior executive at UK bank is 1st to plead guilty in case over fixing of LIBOR rate read more

Bonn UN climate conference set to recognize the role of women in

Hundreds of companies commit to climate actionAlso today in Bonn, the industry sector said that it is set to deliver much of the emissions reductions needed to achieve the Paris Agreement goal but added that closer national and international policy and implementation strategy partnerships together with governments will help business take further, faster action. “Industry is taking action on climate change like no other period in history,” said Peter Bakker, President and CEO of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD, a global, business leaders-led organization of over 200 leading businesses working on sustainable development). “The transition to the low-carbon economy is inevitable, and business will continue to implement the solutions necessary for fulfilling the Paris Agreement,” he added. Since 2015, over 600 companies with combined revenues of more than $15 trillion have made over 1,000 commitments to climate action through ‘We Mean Business,’ a global non-profit coalition. Many are going 100 percent renewable, are implementing science-based targets and are collaborating across sectors through the Low Carbon Technology Partnership initiative (LCTPi). Local, regional leaders sign Commitment for faster climate actionLocal and regional leaders from around the world signed the Bonn-Fiji Commitment Sunday, pledging action to deliver on the Paris Agreement. Cities are responsible for as much as 70 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels used for energy and transport, and with more than half the global population living in urban centres and this figure expected to approach two-thirds by 2050, the Bonn-Fiji Commitment pushes efforts to advance sustainable urban development. The Commitment encompasses 19 initiatives, including The European Covenant of Mayors and Compact of Mayors joining forces to create the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy – the largest coalition of over 7,400 cities from six continents and 121 countries to reduce emissions and make societies and economies resilient to climate change. Similarly, the UN World Health Organization (WHO), in collaboration with the UN Climate Change secretariat (UNFCCC) and in partnership with the Fijian Presidency launched an initiative to protect people living in small island developing States from the health impacts of climate change. The vision is that, by 2030, all small island developing States will have health systems that are resilient to climate change. With the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 23), in Bonn, Germany, entering its final week of negotiations, the Fiji Presidency today announced an agreement on a Gender Action Plan, highlighting the role of women in climate action.At a press conference, President of COP 23 and Prime Minister of Fiji, Frank Bainimarama, announced that the Parties had finalized the plan, which still has to be adopted. “This recognizes the role of women in climate action,” he said. “It is about integration of gender into all the work around climate policy – both nationally and internationally,” added Nazhat Shameen Khan, the Chief Negotiator for the COP 23 Presidency. Heads of State and Government, Ministers, and UN Secretary-General António Guterres will be attending the high-level segment of COP 23, on 15-16 November. New national and corporate climate action on forestsAlso Sunday, countries and corporations announced new initiatives to cut emissions from forest use and establish sustainable forestry management programmes. The efforts include an Ecuadorean initiative to reduce 15 million tons of CO2 emissions in the forest sector; a commitment to deforestation-free commodities by Walmart; Mars Inc.’s new policy to reduce their carbon footprint 27 per cent by 2025 and 67 per cent by 2050 through addressing deforestation throughout their corporate value chain; and Gabon’s National Park Service efforts to combat illegal logging. “The forests have this incredible ability to store carbon and we have underinvested in that,” said Inger Andersen, Director-General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), at a press conference. “Protecting and restoring the forests is absolutely key to achieving the Paris Agreement [as well as] the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).” A wind turbine farm in Tunisia. Photo: World Bank/Dana Smillie read more

Le cerveau capable dentendre les formes

first_imgLe cerveau capable “d’entendre” les formes ?Canada – Les travaux menés par des chercheurs de l’Université McGill tendent à prouver que le cerveau humain est capable de déterminer la forme d’un objet sans le voir ni le toucher, mais seulement grâce aux sons.Plusieurs espèces animales ont la capacité d’identifier des objets à partir de sons. C’est notamment le cas des dauphins ou des chauves-souris, et les chercheurs ont donc cherché à savoir si l’homme en est lui aussi capable. À lire aussiUne activité électrique détectée dans des mini-cerveaux développés en laboratoirePour ce faire, les chercheurs ont réalisé des tests au cours desquels ils ont bandé les yeux de participants voyants qui ont appris à reconnaître de l’information spatiale tactile grâce à des sons cartographiés à partir de formes abstraites. Suite à cet apprentissage, les personnes sont parvenues à allier éléments auditifs et formes discernées de façon tactile, généralisant de nouvelles associations audition-toucher ou son-toucher.”Le fait qu’une propriété du son, comme la fréquence, puisse servir à communiquer de l’information sur la forme semble indiquer que tant que la relation spatiale est codée de façon systématique, la forme peut être préservée et rendue”, explique Jung-Kyong Kim, étudiant et auteur principal de l’étude publiée par la revue scientifique Experimental Brain Research. “Nous vivons dans un monde où nous percevons les objets en utilisant de l’information provenant de multiples éléments sensoriels”, poursuit le neuroscientifique Robert Zatorre. “Nous pouvons percevoir un objet polysensoriel comme une seule entité, car nous pouvons discerner des attributs équivalents avec différents sens”. Cette recherche conforte l’hypothèse selon laquelle la perception se produit fondamentalement à un niveau abstrait, situé au-delà des modes d’apport sensoriel dans lesquels sont présentés les objets et événements. Le 23 octobre 2010 à 09:26 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Jamie Noble suffers injury at RAW on Monday night

first_img Videos Articles Britt Baker suffers a concussion during “The Buy In” match for AEW Fight For The Fallen Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Facebook Pinterest Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cesaro Roman Reigns is in Remission Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Videos Articlescenter_img Wrestling legend Harley Race still hospitalized, team starts up a fundraiser to cover expenses Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems WWE issued the following late Monday evening after RAW.“Jamie Noble suffered an injury at the hands of Brock Lesnar during The Beast’s brawl with The Authority at the end of Raw, WWE.com has confirmed. Noble’s condition is currently being evaluated. Please stay with WWE.com for more updates as they become available.”Source: WWE.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Google+ Finn Balor removed from WWE Smackville event due to illness, not expected to be out long WhatsApp Kurt Angle Twitterlast_img read more

San Diego City Council votes 53 to pass Polystyrene foam ban

first_img Updated: 8:40 PM Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego City Council has approved a ban on polystyrene foam on a 5-3 vote. The ban prohibits the use and sale of egg cartons, food service containers, coolers, ice chests, pool or beach toys, mooring buoys and navigation markers made partially or completely of polystyrene foam, commonly known as Styrofoam, within city limits.Original Story:The San Diego City Council will discuss a proposed ban on the use and distribution of polystyrene foam in the city at its 2 p.m. meeting Monday.Proponent of the ban, City Councilmember Chris Ward, and opponent Chris Duggan, director of local government affairs with the California Restaurant Association, visited the studio to discuss both sides of the proposed ban.The City Council’s Rules Committee approved the proposal by a 3-2 vote in July, sending it to the full council. The full ban, penned by City Councilman Chris Ward, would prohibit the use and sale of egg cartons, food service containers, coolers, ice chests, pool or beach toys, mooring buoys and navigation markers made partially or completely of polystyrene foam, commonly called Styrofoam. The city’s Environmental Services Department would also have to provide a list of safe, affordable alternatives to polystyrene products should the ban go into effect.Polystyrene products don’t degrade the way more natural products do, taking hundreds of years to break down. Because of this long life span, marine and terrestrial fauna can and do mistake polystyrene for food.“Our growing reliance on disposable plastic to fuel our `culture of convenience’ is not without cost. Globally, an average of eight million tons of plastic ends up in the ocean,” said Roger Kube, a policy adviser with the 5 Gyres Institute, when Ward introduced the proposal in May. “Once there, sunlight and currents shred plastic debris into smaller particles called microplastics, which absorb and concentrate toxic chemicals up the marine food chain and into our bodies. From plankton to fish, and to humans that eat seafood, plastic pollution is changing the very chemistry of life.” Posted: October 15, 2018 October 15, 2018 FacebookTwittercenter_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsOpponents of the ban claim it will have a disproportionately negative effect on local restaurants who may not be able to afford more expensive alternatives to polystyrene containers the way larger chain restaurants can. A study by the California Restaurant Association, San Diego Chapter, found that the ban could force small food service businesses to spend up to 145 percent more for polystyrene alternatives like compostable paper.“We’re opposed to the ban because polystyrene is a recyclable product,” said Chris Duggan, the San Diego chapter’s director of local government affairs. Duggan compared polystyrene’s potential for reuse to that of an empty pizza box or a used paper plate and noted that polystyrene can be and is recycled into things like crown molding.Restaurant owners in City Council District 4, represented by Myrtle Cole, pushed back on the proposal Friday when they delivered more than 50 letters opposing the ban to Cole’s district office. Restaurant owners in District 4 claim that Cole has not met with them despite multiple requests to voice their concerns.At 1 p.m. Monday, one hour before the City Council is scheduled to meet, City Council members Ward and Barbara Bry will hold a news conference urging the council to support the ban. Representatives from supporting organizations like the Surfrider Foundation, the 5 Gyres Institute, Business for Good and North Park Main Street will join Ward and Bry, who both voted the proposal out of committee.“The impacts of Styrofoam and single-use plastics are permanent and threaten the health of San Diegans, wildlife, and industries critical to our region,” Ward’s office said. “Passing this ordinance puts us in line with other California cities on the issue to secure a safe, sustainable future for our marine environment, our children and their families.”The list of public commenters is expected to be lengthy. The California Restaurant Association alone is expected to bring between 50 and 100 members according to Duggan, many of whom plan to speak at the meeting. Should the council approve the proposal with less than a 6-3 majority immune to Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s veto power, Duggan said the association and the businesses it represents would continue fighting the ban.“We would exhaust all options,” he said. Carlos Amezcua, Lauren Phinney Carlos Amezcua, Lauren Phinney, San Diego City Council votes 5-3 to pass Polystyrene foam banlast_img

Plex Adds Free AdSupported Web Content From Fandor GQ Vanity Fair and

first_imgMedia center specialist Plex is adding more online content to its apps: Plex added a new category for web shows Wednesday, which allows users to stream content from publishers like Fandor, GQ, Vanity Fair, the New Yorker, TWIT, Jukin Media, and others.Web shows will be available for free to all Plex users, and will be supported by advertising. Plex users will be able to subscribe to shows of their choice, and then track viewing progress across multiple devices, including iOS and Android phones and tablets, game consoles, smart TVs, and streaming sticks.The launch of web shows comes just days after Plex announced that it will discontinue its existing plugin architecture in the near future. Plugins could be used to import web content from a variety of sources into Plex, but without many of the features that this new, native integration offers.For instance, Plex’s new web show integration includes viewing recommendations based on online content users have consumed via the app, be it other web shows, podcast episodes, or news stories. The app is also surfacing shows and episodes currently popular with other Plex users, as well as specific show categories a user may be interested in, whether it is computer and electronics or arts and entertainment. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety center_img Web shows is just the latest content category recently added by Plex. Originally built as a solution for consumers with large local media collections, Plex has added broadcast TV, podcasts, and news programming to its app over the last two years.With these additions, Plex is also looking to become more appealing to a wider audience of consumers. Plex still requires users to run dedicated server software on a PC or network-attached storage drive to stream their local media collections. However, podcasts, news programming, and now web shows are all available to anyone who doesn’t run their own server as well.The company is characterizing web shows as a beta launch, but is bringing it to Plex apps across all platforms and devices. A spokesperson cautioned that it may take a few days for the feature to become available on some devices.last_img read more

The Next Version of Android Adds Live Captions to Every Video App

first_img“As soon as speech is detected, captions will appear, without ever needing Wifi or cell phone data, and without any audio or captions leaving your phone,” the company explained in a blog post Tuesday.Users will still have to enable the feature in a setup menu, and can then access it via the volume menu, according to The Verge. Live Caption will also work for audio sources that don’t come with video, like podcasts.Separately, the company announced that it had begun to try live captioning for phone calls, which are meant to make calls more accessible for deaf and hard of hearing users.The new live caption feature will be available via Android Q, the next version of Google’s mobile operating system. Google announced Tuesday that it was making a beta version of Android Q available on 21 devices from 13 manufacturers, including LG, Sony and Huawei, as well as its own Pixel phones, effective immediately. The final version of Android Q is expected to launch this fall. When Google introduced the next version of its Android operating system at its Google I/O developer conference in Mountain View, Calif. Tuesday, it also previewed a new feature that could give a massive boost to video viewing on the go: Live Caption will allow Android users to turn on captions for any video running on their devices, whether these videos come with native closed captioning or not.Google billed Live Caption as an accessibility feature that is meant to simplify video viewing for an estimated 466 million deaf and hard of hearing people worldwide. “We believe technology can help us be more inclusive,” said Google CEO Sundar Pichai.However, the feature could also help anyone who is watching videos on the go without headphones, whether it’s an Instagram video viewed on the subway or a TikTok clip watched while waiting in line. Live Caption even works for downloaded videos that are viewed on a plane, or in any other scenario without internet access. That’s because Google is using on-device artificial intelligence, something that also adds an extra layer of privacy to the captioning process. Related YouTube Yanks 210 Channels for Spreading Propaganda Against Hong Kong Protests News Corp Is Developing Knewz, a News-Aggregation Service to Counter Google That Would Present Content Without ‘Bias’ Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more