ROS, SMBeer turn back foes

first_imgBig Ben fuels La Salle win Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Rain or Shine improved to 6-4 and stayed in the hunt for a twice-to-beat bonus in the quarterfinals while the Aces bid farewell to two of their stalwarts—and their season—with a 3-8 card.San Miguel Beer held off Phoenix, 109-107, to also bolster its top-four drive.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Beermen found themselves in a dogfight in the stretch with the already-out Fuel Masters but held on for their seventh win in 10 outings.Rain or Shine broke the game wide open with a big second-quarter run before stretching the lead to 98-61 after opening the fourth with a 15-0 run. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Read Next MOST READcenter_img Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president “I just told the players that we will go up against Alaska and that they should play like they want to win,” said ROS head coach Caloy Garcia.While it wasn’t the best way for them to exit the game, Hontiveros and Dela Cruz will always look back at the fond memories they created in the PBA.“I learned so many things; coach Alex [Compton] told us in the locker room that even if we leave the relationship is still there,” said Hontiveros, who had three titles overall in his 17-year career in the PBA.“Obviously I didn’t have the accolades, the trophies, the championships I wish I had but I got to meet some really great people, played against awesome opponents, imports, and played for great coaches in the best league in Asia,” said Dela Cruz, who also won three titles, all with the Aces.ADVERTISEMENT PBA IMAGESANTIPOLO—Dondon Hontiveros and Tony Dela Cruz may have wanted to leave the game on the saddle of victory. But Rain or Shine had business to attend to.The Elasto Painters ripped Alaska, 112-82, Wednesday in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup at Ynares Sports Center here, strengthening their bid for a top four finish going into the playoffs.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary View commentslast_img read more

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Australian Open: French Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut win men’s double title

first_imgFrench pair Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut beat 2017 champions Finn Henri Kontinen and local hope John Peers 6-4, 7-6(1) to win their maiden Australian Open men’s doubles title on Sunday.With the victory, Herbert and Mahut added the Melbourne Park title to their U.S. Open, Wimbledon and French Open crowns to complete the career Grand Slam.The Frenchmen, seeded fifth at the year’s first Grand Slam, got the only break in the opening set when they broke Kontinen’s serve at 4-4 and then Herbert held on.The second set went on serve before Herbert and Mahut got the upper hand in the tie-breaker to seal the victory in an hour and 38 minutes at the Rod Laver Arena.A history making day for @p2hugz and @nmahutThe French duo become the 8th doubles team to complete the career Grand Slam, def. Peers/Kontinen 6-4 7-6(1).#AusOpen pic.twitter.com/zxcR8yTxod#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 27, 2019.@DjokerNole congratulates @nmahut and @p2hugz on achieving their career doubles Grand Slam #AusOpen pic.twitter.com/AaqjyMyGUI#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 27, 2019DJOKOVIC VS NADAL IN MEN’S SINGLES FINALAfter winning one-sided semi-finals that few will remember in years to come, Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal will face off in a blockbuster Australian Open decider on Sunday that offers much more than a clash of great players.Both have landed in the final in outrageous form, with second seed Nadal conceding only six games to Stefanos Tsitsipas before top seed Djokovic gave up only four to Lucas Pouille.advertisementHaving proved, once again, untouchable by the younger generation, Serb Djokovic and Spaniard Nadal will meet for an eighth time in a Grand Slam final and their first at Melbourne Park since the record five-hour 53 minute epic in 2012, a match regarded as one of the greatest of all time.A packed crowd at Rod Laver Arena will see two of the modern day greats slug it out in their 53rd match, with Djokovic leading Nadal 27-25 in the head-to-head tally.Well might tennis fans feel privileged.While both players have added to their pile of Grand Slam silverware in recent years, they have not had to face each other in a title match at the four majors since the 2014 French Open.While the 2017 Melbourne final between Roger Federer and Nadal was seen as a throwback for the sentimentalists, Sunday’s match may open up a new and thrilling phase to one of tennis’s greatest rivalries.It may also reopen the “greatest of all time” debate.Victory for Nadal would make him only the third player to claim both Grand Slams twice after Roy Emerson and Rod Laver, while bringing him within two of Swiss Federer’s total of 20.A win for Djokovic would move him past Pete Sampras (14) to outright third on the list of Grand Slam title winners.Also Read | After US Open drama, Naomi Osaka savours Australian Open victoryAlso Read | Novak Djokovic ready to face biggest rival Rafael Nadal in finalAlso Read | Naomi Osaka forgets her victory speech after Australian Open glorylast_img read more

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Oklahoma State student paper calls for Gundy’s head

first_imgIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! How long will Mike Gundy last in Stillwater? (USATSI)How long will Mike Gundy last in Stillwater? (USATSI)You sort of knew this is how this week was going to end.After Mike Gundy’s crazy press conference on Tuesday you knew there was the chance that somebody — a publication, a media member on Twitter, somebody — would call for Mike Gundy to move right along after this season.John Klein sort of did it but he framed it as a benefit to Mike Gundy to walk away (it’s for his own good!) so it didn’t get as much attention.Then on Thursday night the O’Colly went all in on it. Here’s how it started.“Gundy didn’t want to be (at the press conference on Monday). After this season, the O’Colly thinks maybe it’s best that he isn’t.”The piece never outright says “we think Mike Holder should fire Mike Gundy” but the insinuation isn’t subtle.“Depending on where he went, Gundy might have more recruiting potential. It would be a fresh start. It could mean a bigger payday, a chance to do bigger and brighter things than what he’s done for OSU.But this is his Yankees job, right?The longest-tenured Yankees manager was Joe McCarthy from 1931-46, a 16-year span. Gundy has been at OSU for 10.Gundy might not be able to go another six years as OSU’s coach. And OSU might not be able to go that long with his ego.”It should also be noted that the headline of the piece says “Gundy Be Gone.”Screen Shot 2014-12-05 at 8.34.46 AMI want to be fair to the folks who worked on this — their entire coverage of Gundy this week has been far more nuanced and detailed than just this one column.For example: Cody Stavenhagen’s lengthy piece on Mike Gundy’s entire tenure in Stillwater.But yeah…this calling for Gundy to be gone thing is. Well it’s drastic to say the least.And the logic isn’t sound. Here’s what they said about a transfer of power.“It’s getting to the point where Gundy is doing the university a disservice with his complete disregard for public relations.Sure, he’s a tremendous football coach, but there are plenty of people around the country who can coach football. Most of them would likely do so in a way that’s far less abrasive than Gundy’s.”The first part is true. Gundy is on a warpath with a AK-47 and nobody will even think about getting in his way.The last part, though, I’m not so sure about the last part. I wrote earlier this fall about how the overlap of really good football coaches and coaches who would stay in Stillwater for 10 years is not a big overlap. I could be wrong about that but Texas, Florida, and Michigan would probably disagree.It’s hard to find a good football coach and, while Gundy’s press conferences are little more than an exercise in him trying to measure just how bulletproof that vest really is, they remain (for now) the collateral damage of having the winningest coach in Oklahoma State history.Gundy should not be canned. Not this year. Not next year. And not the year after. Not because he was a great player for OSU or even because he’s a native son.The reason there should be no question that Mike Gundy is the head coach of Oklahoma State is because the trajectory of the first nine years of his career has been nothing but elite. This year is a one off (for now), an outlier, a bump in the road.I’ve thought a lot about success and what it means for a coach in college football in 2014 (mostly because of the Nebraska situation) and I find “played the final game of the season for a conference or division title in three of the last five years” to be more than adequate. Especially at OSU.And that’s sort of the point.After I read the O’Colly piece on Thursday night I laughed a little to myself when thinking about traveling back in time to 2000 and telling myself the following:Your school will win a Big 12 title and 36 months later the coach of that team (who will have gone 24-14 after winning that Big 12 title) will be maligned by the school paper to the point that they would be pleased with his firing.My 2000 self thinks that’s quite funny.Now I understand that this is about more than football but Gundy has done nothing publicly or anything even close to warrant somebody even thinking about giving him a pink slip.Are his press conferences becoming of a high-quality college football program? No.Are they fun? No.Are they beneficial to him in recruiting? No.But unless there’s a lengthy list of behind-the-scenes transgressions that Bobby Petrino would whistle at then I’m only left with the conclusion that Gundy doesn’t much care about any of that which, until this year, has been a fine modus operandi and far from a fireable offense.All of this goes away, too, if Gundy wins Bedlam and/or OSU starts out hot next season with Mason Rudolph at the helm. He’s once again lauded as the quirky, crazy brainchild of a wild midwestern offensive-minded football program who makes too much money to coach a bunch of 19-year-olds to within reach of a conference championship. That moment feels a long away from this one but I really don’t think it is. Totally Tickets is your source for Oklahoma State football tickets.last_img read more

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Mirabelli: Aubameyang wanted to join Milan

first_imgTransfers Mirabelli claims Aubameyang wanted to join Milan Sacha Pisani Last updated 2 years ago 10:08 9/1/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Aubameyang-cropped Bongarts Transfers Milan Serie A Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga The striker wanted to move to the Serie A side, though Borussia Dortmund had other ideas according to the Milan director AC Milan director Massimiliano Mirabelli revealed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wanted to join the big-spending Serie A club but Borussia Dortmund refused to sell.Gabon international Aubameyang was linked with a return to Milan, the club he left for Saint-Etienne in 2011, but a transfer never materialised.Instead, Milan signed Nikola Kalinic on loan from Fiorentina following the arrival of Portuguese forward Andre Silva. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina “Aubameyang is a great player. He wanted to come to Milan, but some marriages just don’t happen, for one reason or another,” said Mirabelli via a livestreamed interview.”Borussia Dortmund wouldn’t sell and that’s the way it went, but he remains a great striker.”It was a busy transfer window for Milan, who overhauled their squad with the signings of Leonardo Bonucci, Lucas Biglia, Hakan Calhanoglu, Ricardo Rodriguez, Mateo Musacchio, Andrea Conti, Franck Kessie and Fabio Borini.And Milan have made a strong start to the season, winning their opening two Serie A fixtures after qualifying for the group stage of the Europa League.ACM 7/1 to win Europa LeagueMirabelli added: “I read people say we are missing a winger and a wide midfielder, but we hope that those are the only two things we got wrong! We think we’ve done a great deal, because 11 buys are not easy.”The team needed to be assembled, so it was impossible to fill it with too many new faces. In any case, January isn’t far away, and we are ready…”The intention is to open up a new era, so it’s crucial to keep the average age of the squad right. We have medium to long-term objectives, but naturally we cannot think of repeating this transfer campaign.”We realised that we had to get in there early, thinking some might underestimate us.”last_img read more

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Dabo Swinney Was Asked If He Would Take QB Kelly Bryant Back

first_imgKelly Bryant throwing the football in warmups.CLEMSON, SC – SEPTEMBER 01: Quarterback Kelly Bryant #2 of the Clemson Tigers warms up before the start of the Tigers’ football game against the Furman Paladins at Clemson Memorial Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images)Clemson football is dealing with a situation right now. True freshman Trevor Lawrence, who was named the starter over Kelly Bryant last Sunday, has been injured and is out for the rest of today’s game.To make matters worse, Clemson trails Syracuse 16-7 early in the third quarter. Bryant, meanwhile, announced he was transferring from the program during the week, so he’s not available.Chase Brice, a four-star redshirt freshman is in the game. He has played in three games this season, but never in a situation like this.Clemson could really use Bryant. Technically, he could return to the team if he is still in school, but who knows if he actually would.Would Swinney take him back? The television broadcast says yes.When ESPN’s Holly Rowe asked Swinney about allowing Bryant to come back, the coach replied “heck yeah” and expressed his love for the veteran quarterback.Trevor Lawrence OUT the rest of the game vs. Syracuse.IF Kelly Bryant is still enrolled he is eligible to play for #Clemson.“Heck yeah, I love that kid.” – Dabo on if he would take him back, per @sportsiren on the broadcast.KB in for a 4Q comeback would be like a movie pic.twitter.com/GOPmedjCBv— Daren Stoltzfus (@DarenStoltzfus) September 29, 2018Clemson and Syracuse can be found on ABC. The Orange lead 16-7 in the third quarter.This would be Cuse’s second-straight win over Clemson, and a major upset that would rock the national landscape.last_img read more

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5 Free Food Apps For More Than Just Delivery and Cooking

first_imgFor a broader, all-encompassing kind of food app, ChefsFeed is a solid choice. The app offers recipes, guides, trends, excerpts, features, and more, putting a big finger on food culture’s rapidly-beating heart. The content is well-curated and rarely bogus, culled from scores of food and drink pros all over the country. The sheer scope of the app means there’s something for everybody. Some of the more intriguing content dabbles in the social aspects of what we eat and there’s a genuine sense of exploration and seeing things like grocery shopping and culinary traditions in inventive new ways. Major cons include excessive sponsored content, sometimes limited local eatery recommendations, and a few technical bugs that make navigating a little bumpy at times. YummlyFree; Available for iOS and Android Session Wines Are Your Best Easy-Drinking Buddies Save Your Eyes from the Scourge of the Screens with the Best Blue-Light-Blocking Glasses for Men The magic wand that is your smartphone can do increasingly profound things. It can deposit everything from booze to ramen on your doorstep in under an hour. It can provide an intimate glimpse into the fridges and kitchens of your favorite celebrity chefs. And it can even direct the forager in you to the nearest fruit tree in the middle of the big city (by accessing sites like this).Seafood WatchAs food culture continues to evolve, we’re fine-tuning our palates, investigating the origins of ingredients, and looking to share our finds — often by way of social media and apps. Here are five worthy of your device the next time you’re in charge of dinner. Open TableFree; Available for iOS, Android, and Windows Vast as the ocean is, it’s not infinite. The way we harvest food from the high seas contributes greatly to just how long we’ll be able to enjoy said catch. This app, created by the Monterey Bay Aquarium, helps users shop for seafood more sustainably. Better still, it makes a supermarket stop for halibut more like a guided trophy hunt for the choicest sea critter.An expansive glossary allows users to search by species, from abalone to wreckfish. Handy illustrations accompany your selection (in case you’re wondering what a Turbot looks like) and the app makes educated recommendations on what to buy based on where the seafood is from and whether it was farmed or wild. Options are split into three categories: green for “best choice,” yellow for “good alternative,” and red for “avoid.”The app’s strong suit — its abundance of info — may also be its downfall. Seafood Watch could stand to have a more simplified platform, with more emphasis on seafood brands or vendors. The GPS-synced function for finding nearby purveyors is a start, but it has some noticeable gaps.ChefsFeedFree; Available for iOS and Android Yummly is an expansive cookbook condensed into an app. The app boasts a certain preemptive quality, allowing you to prep properly with shopping lists that integrate across platforms and reminders to keep your head in the game. The app’s plusses are many, including expansive nutritional info tied to each recipe, allergy awareness, the ability to tailor meals around whatever you happen to have in the kitchen, and fairly sensitive filters that work around your specific tastes and ingredient preferences. Grill-heads will appreciate the sizable list of barbecue options and those attached to certain diets are equally accommodated.  16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now center_img Popular food personality Jamie Oliver is the kind of guy you’d like to have a pint with. He possesses real cooking prowess without the customary ego and his British accent is always welcome. His app transports the chef and restauranteur into your kitchen, helping you knock out satisfying, seasonal, and mostly straightforward meals. The app adds 15 new recipes a week to keep the creative culinary juices flowing, accompanied by sharp and useful imagery. The steps are simple and swipe-able, which is an added bonus when your hands are mostly tied prepping things. A handful of new tips and tricks are bundled with the recipes,on topics ranging from knife care to making the perfect batch of rice. At $7, the expanded app is well worth the upgrade, affording access to 600 of Oliver’s recipes. Seafood WatchFree; Available for iOS and Android Editors’ Recommendations Open Table seems like a gimme, but it’s savvier than it gets credit for. In addition to having a colossal database of area restaurants, the app offers real-time reservation updates, the ability to search by cuisine and neighborhood, and enough imagery to satisfy even the biggest food porn addict. Building a profile within the app makes you eligible for points and prizes and the integration with Facebook is quite clean. Open Table’s claim to fame, of course, is its ability to secure your spot at your favorite restaurant without the dreaded phone call or wishful drop-in. In this regard, it’s a true savior and frequent updates are only making it stronger.The restaurant reviews are a mixed bag of helpful commentary and Yelp-like vitriol, as is often the case with loosely-filtered forums. The app has a sometimes annoying tendency of pestering users to review their experiences. Accounts can also be suspended if you commit four “no shows” over a 12-month stretch, but this is almost always a case of a busy restaurant host forgetting to confirm an arrival, not a misfiring app.Jamie’s RecipesFree; Available for iOS The Most Unique Collaboration Beers in the U.S. To Find Beauty In Yosemite, Just Whip Out Your (Honda) Passportlast_img read more

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Coxheath Office Closure

first_imgThe Department of Natural Resources office at 300 Mountain Rd., Coxheath, has been closed for the remainder of the day because of a malfunctioning water service pump. The office is expected to reopen to the public Tuesday, Oct. 19. -30-last_img

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BC Agricultural Critic visits Peace Region to hear farmers concerns

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – B.C. Agricultural Critic MLA Ian Paton joined local MLA Dan Davies on a two-day visit to tour the agricultural scene of the Peace Region.During Paton’s visit, they attended the B.C. Grain Producers’ Annual General Meeting, and a crop tour on Thursday, July 25, followed by a visit with local farmers on Friday, July 26.Being a farmer himself, Paton shares similar concerns with farmers when it comes to the Agricultural Land Commission; more specifically land rights. Paton feels that in order for the industry to thrive into the future, the Government needs to give farmers their land rights back in order for them to make the decisions as to what is best for their own land.According to Paton, the NDP Government has introduced a couple of bills that prevent farmers from making land decisions.“The NDP Government has brought two bills forward, last Fall Bill-52 and this was Spring Bill-15. What they’re doing is they’re giving way more control and power to the State, where the Agricultural Land Commission is now controlling what you can do on your farm, the size of house you can build on your farm. They’re starting to turn away the opportunities for farmers to have a second home on the farm… I’m a believer that if you want the next generation to take an active role in the farm, you’ve got to give the family members an opportunity to live on the farm.”Paton says Bill-15 has taken away the opportunity for landowners, within the Agricultural Land Reserve, to have the ability to go directly to the ALC to make an application to exclude land.Paton also suggests that Regional Panels need to be reintroduced in order to get an “on-the-ground” look at farming across the Province.last_img read more

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Moroccan Association ArtiCultures Celebrates International Art Day on April 15

Rabat – The ArtiCultures’ Association and the Free Trade Union of Moroccan Artists of Salé (SLAPMS) will mark International Art Day, by organizing a collective exhibition of Plastic arts. The event is celebrated each year on April 15.The event will be marked by musical and poetic activities. “This event will highlight artists from all walks of life, each with their own artistic expression,” the organizers said.“This day has a high symbolic value, because celebrating art is nothing more than celebrating life in its noblest essence. With everything it can convey as messages of hope, openness and tolerance, it is indeed worth celebrating,” added the same source. ArtiCultures has also organized a visual arts workshop at the request of the Badil association for children with diabetes. The initiative targeted about 30 children suffering from the disease.“The art made by the children will be the subject of an exhibition in Paris,” the organizers said, in addition to making children aware of the benefits of opening up to the world.The art work produced by the children will be handed over to Fatema Binet Ouakka, member of the Board of Directors of the French National Council for Visual Artists (CNFAP), and the International Association of Visual Arts (AIAP) to be exhibited in Paris.The first International Art Day was organized in 2012 at the initiative of the International Association of Art (IAA), supported by UNESCO. read more

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Malaysian premier and entrepreneurs win UN cyber prizes

The United Nations’ oldest agency, set up 80 years before the creation of the mother Organization, today awarded one of the most up-to-date prizes to the Malaysian Prime Minister and two leading communications industry figures for bringing cyberspace within the reach of billions of people.The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) named Malaysian Premier Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak, China Mobile Chairman Wang Jianzhou and early Internet pioneer Robert Kahn of the United States as winners of the 2010 ITU World Telecommunication and Information Society Award for their dedication to promoting information and communication technology (ICTs) as a means of providing a better life for humanity.“ICTs have been instrumental in paving the way for a better future, increasingly dictating lifestyles and behaviour patterns, contributing to the growth of trade and commerce, improving governance and municipal services, and revolutionizing entertainment through the development of rapid communications,” ITU Secretary-General Hamadoun Touré said. The 189-member ITU, the world’s oldest intergovernmental organization, founded in 1865, became a UN specialized agency in 1947, two years after the UN’s own creation. Its three-part mandate now comprises coordinating the use of radio-communications resources such as frequencies and satellite orbits, establishing global telecom standards, and promoting the development of the ICT sector worldwide.In announcing the awards, the ITU underscored the high priority that Mr. Najib placed on strengthening ICT infrastructure in Malaysia and supporting the agency’s work for global cyber-security through the IMPACT Centre in Cyberjaya near Kuala Lumpur, the capital. Mr. Wang was praised for his leadership of China Mobile, which operates the world’s largest mobile network with over 500 million subscribers, covering all major cities as well as outlying and remote rural areas in the world’s most populous country. The agency highlighted the key pioneering role Mr. Kahn played as head of the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI), based in the state of Virginia, in the development of the Internet. He laid the foundations of the TCP/IP (transmission control and Internet protocols) architecture, a standard operating feature. CNRI, a non-profit organization, focuses on the strategic development of network-based information technologies, with Mr. Kahn steering the development of new standards.The awards will be presented at World Expo 2010 in Shanghai on 17 May, which is World Telecommunication and Information Society Day and the anniversary of the ITU’s establishment in 1865. 23 April 2010The United Nations’ oldest agency, set up 80 years before the creation of the mother Organization, today awarded one of the most up-to-date prizes to the Malaysian Prime Minister and two leading communications industry figures for bringing cyberspace within the reach of billions of people. read more

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Multiyear effort underway to build national picture of Indigenous employment

OTTAWA — A national, multi-pronged, multimillion-dollar effort is underway to figure out how Indigenous Peoples fare in the country’s labour market and fill a data gap that is woefully wide.In some cases, the lack of data has meant federal officials have allowed businesses in the food and retail sector to hire temporary foreign workers near reserves even though there are Aboriginals who could fill the jobs, owing to the high unemployment rate in those Indigenous communities.Federal and Indigenous agencies are trying to fill that knowledge gap through a series of surveys and outreach efforts that will take years to complete and cost some $12 million.Internal government documents point to some conflict between officials about whether efforts are too costly or will yield robust enough data to ensure a new Indigenous jobs strategy reaches more workers and boosts economic outcomes on reserve.The government expects that over the next decade, about 400,000 young Aboriginals will join the workforce, adding to the almost 900,000 already of working age. At the same time, the Liberals are crafting a new Indigenous employment strategy to guide those workers in the labour market.But the data needed to craft the strategy is woefully lacking or old.“There is currently a lack of up-to-date, on-reserve labour market information to support program design, service delivery, and decision-making,” said Matt Pascuzzo, a spokesman for Labour Minister Patty Hajdu. “The census is the only source of labour market information for the on-reserve population and it takes place every five years.”Pascuzzo said the government would like to see on-reserve labour information updated annually to provide a clearer picture about skills and training needs, employment and education of Indigenous Peoples on reserves.Statistics Canada, which runs the census, questioned how useful the $12-million program would be, believing that the census and tax filing data would be more than enough to understand the on-reserve labour force.Hajdu’s officials argued in a briefing note to her earlier this year that Statistics Canada’s methods were sound, but have “proven to be costly.”“There is a need to take steps towards reducing the gap in on-reserve labour force information,” reads the briefing note, obtained by The Canadian Press under the Access to Information Act. “Although the results will not be as robust as that of Statistics Canada’s (monthly labour force survey), the investment of $12 (million) is a start.”The federal government will spend the money between now and 2022 to for a new jobs survey on reserves, while also working with Statistics Canada to see if Indigenous tax filings can be used to glean important employment details. There are also plans to use information already being held by other departments and levels of governments and work with groups that deliver job programming on and off-reserve.The First Nations Information Governance Centre plans to roll out a major employment survey next year.The National Aboriginal Economic Development Board is looking to create a skills inventory for Ontario, mirroring similar pushes in other provinces. Interim board chair Dawn Madahbee Leach said the inventory will help match Indigenous workers, particularly young people, with available jobs to help them get a foot in the labour force.“Opening those doors is the biggest thing,” she said.The latest census figures on Indigenous incomes on reserve show that the median employment-related income ranged from over $40,000 annually in three communities to 22 communities with median employment incomes below $10,000.However, the figures are not a complete picture of what happens on reserve: Many details have been suppressed over privacy concerns by the statistics office, which will provide census data about Indigenous Peoples in Canada later this month.— Follow @jpress on Twitter. read more

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India for genuine political reconciliation

A visiting delegation of Indian legislators on Saturday said that they have urged Sri Lanka to go for genuine political reconciliation.Speaking to reporters at the conclusion of a six day trip to Sri Lanka, the head of the delegation Indian opposition leader Sushma Suwaraj said that they were satisfied with the visit and rubbished claims it did not meet its purpose. However she noted there still remain issues which need to be addressed including the resettlement of some 6000 war displaced people who remain in displacement camps and the resumption of talks aimed at reaching a political settlement. Chandrakanthan, who was a member of the Tamil Tigers before he defected in 2004, told the Indian delegation when they visited the east that India has a responsibility to ensure the agreement is now implemented. “We have urged President Mahinda Rajapaksa to end the stalemate in talks with the Tamil National Alliance. The government must persuade the Tamil National Alliance to resume talks. We made the same appeal to the Tamil National Alliance. We also emphasized that there needs to be devolution of power,” Suwaraj said.Two key political parties from Tamil Nadu in southern India, the AIDMK and DMK, withdrew their members from the Indian delegation which toured Sri Lanka saying they visit will not address concerns raised in India about Sri Lankan Tamils. Suwaraj said that the delegation was satisfied with the pace of the development and reconstruction work undertaken by the Sri Lankan government of the war battered areas in the north and east of the country. However Suwaraj said if possible she will convey to AIDMK leader and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jeyalalitha Jeyaram that the visit to Sri Lanka was not a tourist visit and that it did serve its purpose.The delegation on Saturday met Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and discussed Indian concerns on post war Sri Lanka including demilitarization of the north.On Friday the delegation met the Eastern Province Chief Minister and former Tamil Tiger rebel Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan who had called for the implementation of an accord inked between India and Sri Lanka in 1987. read more

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Falcons add defensive end Derrick Shelby to long IR list

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — The Atlanta Falcons have placed defensive end Derrick Shelby on injured reserve.Shelby, who has a groin injury, becomes Atlanta’s seventh former starter to land on IR. Six players currently are on IR.The IR list includes linebacker Deion Jones, who came off injured reserve on Nov. 14 but has not yet been active for a game after missing two months with a broken right foot. He has a chance to play Sunday against Baltimore.Shelby started in three of seven games he played this season and had 10 tackles.Rookie safety Ryan Neal was promoted to the active roster on Wednesday. Running back Jeremy Langford, who played two seasons with the Bears, was signed to the practice squad.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLThe Associated Press

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James Blake Retires After 14 Years of Professional Tennis

Photo by www.mpcpoker.com.For 14 years, James Blake carried the torch as the only African-American male of note on the pro-tennis circuit. Monday, he ended his commendable run.Through tears at the U.S. Open in Flushing, N.Y., Blake said, “Despite the tears, I’m actually really happy about this. I can do it on my own terms. Always wanted to do that. I thought about it a ton this year.”Married and with a child, Blake, 33, prefers family life over professional tennis.“There are so many athletes that say they can never replace that feeling of having that adrenaline rush, but I get more of an adrenaline rush now seeing my (1-year-old) daughter wake up in the morning,” he said. “That’s something that I’m truly looking forward to–being able to spend more time with my wife and daughter.”Blake went to Harvard University before turning pro in 1999. His highest ranking was No. 4 in the world in 2006. He goes into his first-round match in the U.S. Open against Ivo Karlovic ranked 100th.“I don’t kid myself. I know I have had a great career in my eyes, but it’s not one that’s going to go down in the history books,” Blake said. “It’s not one that’s going to end in Newport” — the  Rhode Island home of the International Tennis Hall of Fame — “but it’s one that I’m proud of.”He called helping the United States defeat Russia in the 2007 Davis Cup final in Portland, Ore., as “my proudest moment. . . without a doubt.”Blake won 10 singles titles, the last in 2007. He reached the quarterfinals three times in Grand Slams, all in U.S. Opens. In a riveting match, he lost to Andre Agassi on one of those occasions. The”biggest highlight and lowlight, at the same time,” Blake called it.“Obviously, the U.S. Open was a special place for him. I understand how he would want to end here. You know, I think he still has a lot of great tennis in him, but he’s decided that now is the time for him,” Venus Williams, former World No. 1 Champion, said. “He has a family now, so those are important priorities, from what I hear. He’s ready, so all we can do is support him.” read more

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NFL draft Corey Smith signs as undrafted free agent with Cincinnati Bengals

Then-redshirt senior wide receiver Corey Smith (84) had 6 catches for 174 yards and 2 touchdowns during OSU’s annual Spring Game on April 18 at Ohio Stadium. His 37-yard touchdown with 3:43 to play sealed the 17-14 win for the Scarlet team.Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Lantern photographerFormer Ohio State wide receiver Corey Smith signed with the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent, according to multiple outlets.All I needed was a shot @Bengals appreciate it ain’t no talking just #CheckDat— Cj (@dreamchaser_cj5) April 30, 2017A transfer from East Mississippi Community College, Smith redshirted his first year at OSU in 2013. Then, in 2014, he caught 20 passes for 255 yards. His longest catch of 47 yards came in the national championship win over Oregon, and he was a valuable part of the Scarlet and Gray special teams unit during his time in Columbus.In 2015, Smith played in four of the team’s first five games — racking up five catches for 62 yards — before suffering a season-ending leg injury against Indiana on Oct. 3. The Akron, Ohio native also missed time in 2016 with a hand injury.Seven former OSU players were selected in the 2017 NFL draft, the second-most since 2009. read more

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Father vows to run marathon while pushing daughter in wheelchair

first_img Kevin and Alanna Source: FacebookKEITH RUSSELL WAS blown away by the amount of support his family received when fundraising to renovate their home to make it accessible for their disabled daughter.Alanna (7) has spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, she doesn’t have any movement in her arms or legs and can’t talk.The family, based in Navan, Co Meath, raised €70,000 over the course of 18 months and received a grant of €30,000 from the local council to fund the renovations.They are currently staying in rented accommodation while their house is being renovated. They hope to move back home later this year.Keith (34) tells TheJournal.ie the reaction to the family’s campaign was “absolutely amazing” and they wanted to give something back.He now plans to run the Dublin Marathon in October, while pushing Alanna in her wheelchair, to raise funds for The Meadows Children’s Respite Service, where Alanna stays over once or twice a month. The centre helps 70-80 families. Alanna Source: FacebookThe money raised will go on upgrading the centre’s wheelchair-accessible bus.Keith says Alanna is “a very outgoing girl and she loves to meet new people”.Training“At the end of last year I decided I was going to run the marathon this year. We didn’t need to raise any more money so we wanted to raise money for someone else.We received so much help and met so many fantastic people in that year-and-a-half that we have decided we want to give back to another charity.Keith says his training is “going well” and he and Alanna have taken part in a number of smaller races. Initially he was tilting Alanna’s normal wheelchair back and pushing it while running. Source: FacebookHe has since received a specialised wheelchair from Team James – a project that saw Mark Lacey push 10-year-old James Casserly in the Dublin Marathon last year, raising €45,000 for charity.Keith says this has made the process much easier. However, it’s obviously still very difficult as he can’t use his arms for momentum.Keith, a member of Navan Athletics Club, previously played football but says he had to give it up to help look after Alanna.“I will push Alanna the full 26.2 miles on my own. It will be my first ever marathon and I get to share it with Alanna.”More information about the campaign and how you can donate is on the Team Alanna Facebook page.Read: ‘Organs could be grown in pigs for transplants’: Scientists eye breakthroughRead: An Irish Independence Day? Enda says we already have our day on 17 March http://jrnl.ie/3210373 Share Tweet Email1 Father vows to run marathon while pushing daughter in wheelchair Keith Russell was blown away by the support his family received and now wants to raise money for a respite centre in Meath. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Saturday 28 Jan 2017, 11:47 AM By Órla Ryan Short URL Jan 28th 2017, 11:47 AM 25 Comments 17,001 Views last_img read more

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Stevie Wonder to play Dublins 3Arena this July

first_imgStevie Wonder to play Dublin’s 3Arena this July Tickets go on sale this Friday. Apr 8th 2019, 9:35 AM Short URL Wonder has won 25 Grammy Awards, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, a Golden Globe as well as an Oscar.The 68-year-old has amassed worldwide sales of over 100 million units along with countless hit songs, many of which fans can expect to hear this summer. Wonder plays London’s Hyde Park on 6 July with Lionel Richie, however, no support act has been announced yet for his Dublin gig.  16,915 Views Monday 8 Apr 2019, 9:35 AM By Adam Daly Share271 Tweet Email5 https://jrnl.ie/4581281 center_img Image: Daniel DeSlover via PA images Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 44 Comments Ireland, I am very excited to personally invite you to my party, The Stevie Wonder Song Party: Celebrating Life, Love and Music, on Tuesday 9th of July at @3ArenaDublin. Tickets on sale 9am Friday! https://t.co/QNdoiFVOXw pic.twitter.com/Fvk1c0QAlH— Stevie Wonder (@StevieWonder) April 8, 2019 STEVIE WONDER HAS announced a Dublin date for his upcoming tour, his first Irish gig in nine years. As part of ‘The Stevie Wonder Song Party: A Celebration of Life, Love & Music’, Wonder will be performing at the 3Arena on 9 July. Tickets, priced from €99.50, go on sale this Friday at 9am.  Source: Stevie Wonder/Twitter Image: Daniel DeSlover via PA images last_img read more

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Vinicius and Ramos save Real Madrid vs Valladolid

first_imgWith a deviated goal by Vinicius in the final minutes of the match, Real Madrid was saved from another boring result against Valladolid at the Bernabeu.We can’t deny that Real Madrid is currently going through its darkest moment since Zinedine Zidane and Cristiano Ronaldo left, but newcomer Santiago Solari has at least understood how important Vinicius is to this club.Florentino Perez is many things, but the man is not stupid and he has recently proved that he doesn’t pay €45 million for any player as he did for the young Brazilian.This Saturday’s performance from Real Madrid before the 73rd minute, proved that Los Blancos were in urgent need of a player who helped his teammates wake up and the Flamengo product is just that.It took him only a couple of minutes to make the Bernabeu applaud him and it took him 10 to get the first goal of the match, even if the credit didn’t go to him after the goal was scored.Los Blancos didn’t have a proper player who could occupy the left wing when Ronaldo left, but Vinicius proved that he was born to play on that side of the pitch and he was able to accelerate the pace of all his teammates with his creativity and hunger for success.Vinicius y 10 más. #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/ylvzBKlk2G— Real Madrid (@realmadridnote) November 3, 2018The fans at the Santiago Bernabeu ended up booing the players after a first half with no goals and very little emotions, Santiago Solari was able to study the weak points that this squad has during that time.Midfielders Luka Modric and Toni Kroos will mostly remain static if they don’t have players up front who are constantly moving and looking for a space to create football, but the biggest flop today was Casemiro as he looked extremely tired during the minutes he played and Solari was quick to notice this.Isco Alarcon came in during the second half to replace the Brazilian, the Spaniard was instantly positive for the game as he was fresh and had new ideas to help the squad.But the Spanish giants were still lacking that acceleration up front that Vinicius had, but Santiago Solari wanted to seem like he was going to take the player’s upbringing very carefully and he wouldn’t expose him too much because he still fears that the Santiago Bernabeu could intimidate him.But this player is very confident, he was eager to come in and prove that he is worthy to play for Real Madrid and also prove Julen Lopetegui wrong.Fati and Suarez shine against Valencia at Camp Nou Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 15, 2019 With a mesmerizing first half from Ansu Fati and a brace from Luis Suarez in the second half, Barcelona demolished Valencia at Camp Nou.Valencia…🏁 FT: @RealMadrid 2-0 @realvalladolid (Kiko Olivas (og) 83′, @SergioRamos 88′ (p)).#Emirates | #RMLiga pic.twitter.com/KKsvc6gWk4— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) November 3, 2018The goal in question came from a pass that Vinicius made which could’ve also been confused with a low shot, the attempt hit defender Olivas and completely distracted Valladolid’s goalkeeper.It really didn’t matter who had scored the goal, Vinicius celebrated it as if it was his own and the whole Santiago Bernabeu crowd cheered his triumphant presentation in this mythical stadium.After the first goal, all the Real Madrid players seemed to have lifted a giant weight from their shoulders and pretty much all of them started played considerably better.A few minutes before the end of the match, even Karim Benzema showed a different attitude and got fouled inside the box to give Real Madrid a penalty.Skipper Sergio Ramos delivered from the spot with a cold-blooded Panenka shot and sealed Los Blancos’ final 2-0 victory that could have never happened if Vinicius hadn’t played the few minutes he did today.It’s clear that he is the one who should start the matches and not Gareth Bale, who proved today that he is no longer a good option for Real Madrid as he wasn’t able to produce a single dangerous moment for his squad during the 70 minutes he played.⏱ | 0-0 | The second half has started at the Bernabéu! Let’s do this lads!🖥 https://t.co/FhfQuxSkR2📱 https://t.co/aUcxSG6zip #RMLiga | #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/pffielIIX9— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) November 3, 2018How would you qualify Vinicius’ impact in Real Madrid during the few minutes he played against Real Valladolid? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

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Police Mom killed 4yearold son with autism by setting him on fire

first_imgAs they went through the home, they found a pet guinea pig drowned in its cage next to the tub, along with a bottle of cooking oil on top of the bathroom sink. Investigators noted the apartment’s smoke detector had been removed and submergd in water.According to Fox 6 Milwaukee, a witness who lives in the same apartment building told officers the mother and her young boy moved in two months prior to his death, noting Amelia “wasn’t friendly and kept to herself.”The neighbor also told investigators that, one day before the child died, she heard the young boy say, “Please Mommy, stop! I won’t do it again,” to which she heard the mother yell back, “Shut up.”Another witness told officers she saw a woman jump from the windowsill of the apartment building the same day firefighters responded to the scene.Police apprehended Amelia DiStasio later that same day after an officer spotted her. If convicted, she faces life in prison.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MILWAUKEE, Wisc. (WSVN) — A woman in Wisconsin is accused of killing her four-year-old son by setting him on fire in a bathtub.Amelia DiStasio, 23, is charged with first degree intentional homicide in the death of her son Antonio, Fox News reports.According to the criminal complaint, the Milwaukee Fire Department was dispatched to a report of smoke at a home around 7:30 a.m. on Sept. 28.When firefighters entered the apartment, they observed smoke from the stove as well as a from pile of clothing in the bathtub.That’s when firefighters found the lifeless child with his hands bound behind his back with several belts and a garbage bag over his head.“The majority of his body was burned,” the complaint stated.Investigators said it appeared the victim’s body had been set on fire with the use of some kind of accelerant. last_img read more

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Bold Steps in Union Budget 201415 Report Suggests so

first_imgAccording to a Deutsche Bank report, recent measures by the government to control inflation indicate that “bold steps” will be announced in the Union Budget, which is most likely to be presented on 11 July.With a five-month high inflation of 6.01 percent hanging over the Narendra Modi-government before its first Budget session, Deutsche Bank stated in its report that the steps taken by the Finance Minister in delisting fruits and vegetables from the Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) list and giving farmers the option to sell in the open market directly were bold decisions.”Some of these measures have been long suggested remedies for curbing food inflation but the erstwhile government was unable to move swiftly on these owing to coalition dynamics,” the Deutsche Bank said in a research note, as reported by PTI.”The swiftness in recommending the exemption of perishables from the APMC is a bold decision, and will lead the market to now expect similar bold steps in the budget,” the note added.On Wednesday, the central government asked states to delist perishables from the APMC, and also imposed a minimum export price of USD 300 per ton on onions, in order to cut down on their export.”States are being advised to delist fruits and vegetables from the Agricultural produce Market Committee list, which means farmers will have an option of either going through APMC and the middlemen there or the option of going to the open market itself,” PTI quoted finance minister Arun Jaitley as saying.The central government also decided to release 50 lakh tons of rice in the open market for ₹8.30 per kg, and also gave states the freedom to directly import pulses and edible oils in case of shortage.”These measures are strong indicators of the government’s resolve to address food inflation and should assuage the RBI that the government is now walking in lockstep with it to address high inflation,” Deutsche Bank said in the report.The wholesale price index (WPI) inflation rose to 6.01 percent in May, the highest in five months, while in the same month, food inflation reached 9.50 percent.last_img read more

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