first_imgNonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president But that also allowed Rice to have fresh legs in the fourth period. He committed his fifth foul at the 4:58 mark of the fourth period but he had already done his part scoring 12 of his team-high 21 points. “It was really hard especially having only a day to prepare and then we had to travel so it’s really hard for the players,” said TNT head coach Nash Racela, whose squad redeemed itself after getting ripped, 121-94, in Game 1.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 shutout“We gave them the whole morning of Tuesday to rest. The team left in the afternoon and then we just had viewing. Good thing the players were able to absorb it quickly and make the necessary adjustments.”The KaTropa took an 18-point lead early in the second quarter but the Gin Kings kept coming back and were down by only nine before Rice knocked down a quick release 3-pointer over Justin Brownlee for a 95-83 advantage with 5:59 remaining. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients center_img Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Brownlee nails buzzer-beater as Ginebra wins title PLAY LIST 01:40Brownlee nails buzzer-beater as Ginebra wins title01:00Chris Ross credits teammates for near triple double33:18PBA 3ON3 042616 GAME 1 TNT VS NLEX GAME 2 ROS VS GNB01:37Protesters 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 BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight PBA IMAGESBATANGAS CITY — TNT overcame early foul trouble by import Glen Rice Jr. and held off Barangay Ginebra, 103-96, to tie their 2017 Governors’ Cup semifinals series at 1-1 Wednesday night at Batangas City Coliseum.Rice picked up his fourth foul with still 3:00 left in the first half that kept him out until the start of the final quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Alvin unleashed: After scoring 49, Pasaol hopes for 50 next time Jayson Castro, Troy Rosario and Roger Pogoy carried TNT in the third quarter in the absence of Rice. The three outscored the Ginebra, 27-22.Castro had 20 points, 11 coming in the third, that went with 10 assists. Rosario added 16 points and eight rebounds while Pogoy chipped in 14.The pivotal Game 3 is on Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Justin Brownlee finished with a game-high 25 points on top of 10 rebounds while LA Tenorio collected 17 points, seven rebounds and six assists as he dazzled his fellow Batangueños.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

first_imgKolkata, Oct 21 (PTI) Bengali TV serial “Run Rony Run” will showcase the problems girl athletes face in the male-dominated world of sports.The the first of its kind on Bengali small screen, the show will have shots of real-time training sessions at stadiums under the supervision by national coaches and international sportspersons.”The role of Rony is played by young actress Sreyoshree Roy. She underwent real time training for two months running regular 200 metres at the Salt Lake Stadium under the supervision of coach Kuntal Roy and his student Sushmita Singha Roy,” Director of the serial Arindam Basu told PTI.”Kuntal Roy is in our advisory committee while for the training part in athletics we took the inputs from Sushmita, we had also extensively spoken to four-five other sportsmen from different disciplines about how they faced the situation regarding family and society,” he added.The show, deriving from real life incidents and experiences of sportspersons, also focuses on athletes getting caught in politics.Sreyoshree, a class X student, who plays the lead role said Kabaddi is her favourite sport.”After I signed for this project, I was asked to see the Bengali classic Koni, recently acclaimed Bhag Milkhha Bhag and M S Dhoni for preparations and I watched all,” she said.”Also by training sprints for two months and swimming at a pool, I have shed 4-5 kg of weight and acquired the tall, skinny look,” she said.The TV serial will air from November 2. PTI SUS SHDlast_img read more

first_imgTestimony wrapped up early Friday in the trial of a Sioux City man accused of starting a fatal apartment fire in February of 2018.52-year-old Robert Mahoney is charged with arson and involuntary manslaughter in the February 4th, 2018 fire at the Central Apartments.Friday the doctor who performed the autopsy on the victim, 51-year-old Wanda Blake, testified during the jury trial.Blake died from her injuries on February 27th, five days after she was released from a hospital and placed in a care facility.The prosecution will continue presenting its case next Tuesday in Woodbury County District Court.last_img

first_imgShare on LinkedIn Mohamed Salah scores against West Ham as Liverpool lay down a marker. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Share on Twitter 11 August: Huddersfield 0-3 ChelseaHuddersfield – Then: Low expectations for the opener, so losing wasn’t such a blow. Fans back Wagner to deliver. Now: Rock bottom and adrift, and under new management. There’s surely no way back from this.Chelsea – Then: A roaring start for Sarri, with the players looking motivated and united. The title is on. Now: Sarri on the brink, with the players looking unmotivated and disunited. Same old, same old. Maurizio Sarri’s job is safe but ball-hogging tedium at Chelsea cannot go on Pinterest Premier League 12 August: Southampton 0-0 BurnleySouthampton – Then: After a proactive, upbeat summer from Mark Hughes, a sluggish, low tempo start. Deflating. Now: Hughes didn’t make it beyond 3 December. Things have picked up under his lively successor, Ralph Hasenhüttl.Burnley – Then: A solid enough start towards building on last season’s excellent seventh place. Now: A totally unexpected relegation fight. Form has picked up since the turn of the year, though.11 August: Watford 2-0 BrightonWatford – Then: Roberto Pereyra scores twice; Watford deliver, as expected. Fans eye solid midtable progress. Now: For a while it was more than solid: fourth after six games. Comfort guaranteed this season.Brighton – Then: Lacklustre and disjointed, not what fans were expecting after nine signings. Now: Plenty of highs along the way, but there’s a serious slide – three straight defeats an ominous run. 11 August: Bournemouth 2-0 Cardiff CityBournemouth – Then: A first opening-day win since 2015. Not the toughest test maybe, but a positive vibe. Now: Consecutive wins, including 4-0 over Chelsea, restore that vibe after a dark winter. Top half beckons.Cardiff – Then: A nervous, spirit-sapping reality check after the thrill of going up. This could get gruelling. Now: It did – but the fighting spirit hasn’t faded. A last-gasp away win at Leicester was stirring stuff.11 August: Fulham 0-2 Crystal PalaceFulham – Then: Huge deflation after a big summer of squad-building. But there’s no despair – it’s early days. Now: Stuck in the drop zone, cohesion has been elusive. Beating Brighton was a big deal, though.Crystal Palace – Then: A solid first-day away win, plus some decent summer signings: time for a run at the top-half. Now: It turns out that playing without a striker will hold you back. Four points off the relegation zone. Read more Reuse this content Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend Twitter Pinterest Facebook Facebook Share on Messenger Twitter Share on Pinterest features 11 August: Wolves 2-2 EvertonWolves – Then: Pre-season optimism looks well placed: it’s a lively first top-flight game since 2012. Now: But seventh at the start of February is still way beyond most fans’ expectations. Superb, so far.Everton – Then: A new manager, new players and a solid point despite being down to ten men. Encouraging. Now: That positivity faded fast. With only three league wins since 2 December, Marco Silva is on the edge. Pinterest Opening-day joy for Palace at Fulham as Jeffrey Schlupp celebrates their first goal of the season. Photograph: John Sibley/Action Images via Reuters 10 August: Manchester United 2-1 Leicester CityManchester United – Then: After sulking through summer, there’s a flicker of a smile from José. Positivity. Now: Then again … a pre-Christmas sacking always seemed likely. The mood has picked up under Solskjær.Leicester City – Then: A setback, but there’s no shaking the main aim: being the best of the rest outside the title chase. Now: A traumatic season off the pitch, and a flat one on it. Claude Puel remains under pressure.11 August: Newcastle 1-2 TottenhamNewcastle – Then: Not much optimism pre-match after another Mike Ashley summer. Even less post-match. Now: Beating Man City, then paying £20m for a playmaker … whatever next? Still a fight for survival though.Tottenham – Then: A fine first day for fans concerned by a lack of spending. Their aim: a proper title challenge. Now: Third in the table, no draws all season, plenty to enjoy, and still in touch – despite a few bad blips. Facebook 12 August: Liverpool 4-0 West HamLiverpool – Then: High expectations get that bit higher after a wild first-day romp. Everything just feels right. Now: Top of the table, five clear, the title is theirs to lose. Tension, therefore, is mounting day by day.West Ham – Then: Fans went into this feeling optimistic, geed up by eight new signings. It’s a long journey home. Now: Having been bottom after four, they started the year 10th. But that 3-0 loss at Wolves brought it all back. Transfer window verdict: how every Premier League club fared in January 12 August: Arsenal 0-2 Manchester CityArsenal – Then: A real dampener after all that heady post-Wenger optimism. Fans crash back to earth. Now: No Emery Out banners after all: his side tidy enough in fourth via a 14-game pre-Christmas unbeaten run.Manchester City – Then: Just so much swagger. Guardiola’s side are the real deal: the title’s basically safe. Now: Panic building. Three defeats in four winter games, then another at Newcastle. Who saw this coming? Share on Facebook Read more Share via Email Read more Twitter Topics Roberto Pereyra starts as he means to go on, scoring for Watford against Brighton. 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first_imgNirav Modi spotted in London in ostrich leather jacket worth Rs 9 lakh. Internet has priceless reactionsIn the viral video, Nirav Modi can be seen walking around on the streets of London sporting a handle bar mustache, long hair and, now infamous, an Ostrich Hide jacket worth Rs 9 lakh.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiMarch 9, 2019UPDATED: March 9, 2019 15:38 IST Nirav Modi spotted in London in Rs 9 lakh jacketBillionaire diamond tycoon, Nirav Modi, who probably managed to become a suspect in the biggest banking fraud in the country’s history, was just spotted in London.Nirav Modi, who was accused in the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank fraud case, was recently spotted by UK’s Telegraph newspaper strolling freely.But this time, instead of the fraud case going on against him, it was his jacket that caught everyone’s attention.Exclusive: Telegraph journalists tracked down Nirav Modi, the billionaire diamond tycoon who is a suspect for the biggest banking fraud in India’s history Telegraph (@Telegraph) March 8, 2019In the video released by the Telegraph, Modi can be seen walking around on the streets of London sporting a handle bar mustache, long hair and, now infamous, an Ostrich Hide jacket worth 10,000 pounds, which is approximately Rs 9 lakh.Why his jacket is creating a stir? Well, because Modi duped many people with the scam and it is not going down well the Twitterati.Also, ostrich leather is one of the world’s most expensive and also the toughest leather. It has a quill pattern which appears like polka dots all over.After the video became viral, Twitterati had a lot to say about it and they did not hold back. Read the reaction:The moral of the story is this…No matter how hard you try…No matter how much ostrich skin you wear…..It’s hard to get a cab in London. #NiravModiadvertisementVir Das (@thevirdas) March 9, 2019Still trading in diamonds, wears a £10,000 ostrich hide jacket, and YET has to hail a cab! Life can be so unfair #NiravModi Saha (@PoulomiMSaha) March 9, 2019Best part about the video? #NiravModi wearing ostrich hide jacket worth 10,000 quidsunetra choudhury (@sunetrac) March 9, 2019There you are my friend in an ostrich hide jacketHoping that would help keep you unseen.#ostrich#comebackmodi Che (@UrbanChe) March 9, 2019″Sorry, no comment” says #NiravModi trying to ‘bury his head in the sand’The fact that he was wearing an Ostrich hide jacket is only a strange coincidence! Shanbhogue (@ohmygaut) March 9, 2019In the video, the journalist can be seen following him around asking him questions, which he can avoids constantly saying, No comments.”ALSO SEE | Bihar man says vote for PM Narendra Modi as wedding gift for daughter. Invite goes viralALSO WATCH | Ground control to Major Tom: Inside Crimea’s spaceship hotelGet 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 byKrishna Priya Pallavi Tags :Follow Nirav Modilast_img read more

first_imgTwo paving contracts in Yarmouth County, valued at almost $1.8-million dollars, have been announced by the Department of Transportation and Public Works. One contract, worth $1,317,000, was awarded to Lafarge Canada Inc. to repave Route 340, from the intersection of Route 203 in Carleton for about seven kilometres toward the Yarmouth-Digby county line. The other contract, worth $458,300, was awarded to Aberdeen Paving Ltd. to repave Trunk 3, from the intersection of the Chebogue Road east for 2.9 kilometres to the intersection of the Dominique Road. “The improvement of Nova Scotia’s highways is one of government’s top priorities,” said Angus MacIsaac, Minister of Transportation and Public Works. “Drivers should be on the look-out for construction crews all around the province this summer and drive with care through work zones.” The Department of Transportation and Public Works highways division manages more than 23,000 kilometres of roads in Nova Scotia. It maintains 4,100 bridges and operates seven provincial ferries. Staff provide services from district offices in Bridgewater, Bedford, Truro and Sydney.last_img read more

first_imgOptions and Opportunities students (O2) will display innovative projects they have created at their annual showcase Thursday, May 28, at the Nova Scotia Community College Akerley Campus in Dartmouth. The O2 program enables high school students to explore careers through hands-on work experience. The program prepares students for the job market and helps them make informed career choices by focusing on career development. It matches students with qualified employers to give them the opportunity to gain experience in a workplace. They graduate with four co-operative education credits, a certificate in workplace health and safety and a personalized career plan. “This is truly an exciting time for the Options and Opportunities Program,” said Peter Smith, consultant for the Department of Education. “O2 students are finding success inside and outside of the classroom. “Students who may have struggled with the traditional avenues of education are thriving in O2. I have heard many stories about students who had made poor choices and were headed down a troubled road, only to rediscover themselves and their self-confidence in this program.” According to teachers and parents, Options and Opportunities has been an overwhelming success. Originally piloted in 27 schools in the fall of 2006,the program has expanded to over 105 classrooms and 44 schools across the province. Teachers say they see significant improvements in student grades and attendance, and fewer discipline problems. Parents say relationships with their children are better and students themselves have higher self-esteem and self-worth. “O2 has provided me with insight on the rest of my life,” said J.L. Ilsley student Michael Coleman. “I had really low marks in junior high. I didn’t think I would even make it through high school, but the program has helped me explore career paths that were interesting to me. I spent a co-op term working at a downtown Halifax restaurant making appetizers and desserts and now I think I could be a great chef.” This year nearly 3,000 employers supported O2 students through work placements. In June 2006, the Department of Education launched the Invest in Youth initiative to encourage employers to get involved. More than 8,000 employers have joined the database that schools can access to identify opportunities for their students. “This showcase shows employers and potential employers the exciting projects the students have been working on all year,” said Mr. Smith. “It’s the perfect venue to show everyone what these students are made of.”last_img read more

first_imgFREDERICTON – Atlantic Canada’s four Liberal premiers don’t always see eye to eye on major issues but the four were united on Sunday with the message to get out the Liberal vote in Monday’s New Brunswick election.“Keep it up, and double-down over the next 24 hours. We can take no vote for granted,” Brian Gallant told supporters at a rally in Moncton Sunday.He is looking to become the first New Brunswick premier to win a second term since 2003.The month-long New Brunswick election campaign neared the finish line with a final day of campaigning in what’s seen as a tightening race between the rival Liberals and Progressive Conservatives.The possibility of vote splitting, as the result of support for third parties, was a common point of discussion among the parties over the weekend.“Vote splitting could have us waking up Tuesday morning with a Blaine Higgs and Conservative government, maybe propped up by a third party,” Gallant warned. “That, in my opinion, would be the wrong direction for our province.”In spite of their differences on issues such as the federal carbon tax and softwood lumber, the four Liberal premiers rallied around Gallant.“There will be close ridings. There will be close votes. There may be people who don’t get around to getting out to vote without the effort that everyone in this room will give,” said Prince Edward Island’s Wade MacLauchlan.Newfoundland and Labrador’s Dwight Ball told the crowd gathered at the Moncton Press Club that he won his first election campaign by just 16 votes.“So look around this room. It’s easy to wrap your arms around 16 people. That’s the difference tomorrow in some of those ridings,” Ball said. “Let’s not wake up on Tuesday morning and say, ‘Could we have found 16 more votes?’”Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil told the crowd that the electorate is volatile and they shouldn’t take any riding for granted.“I need you to give every ounce of energy you have right to the final tick of the clock to get those votes out. I believe there are more Liberal votes in New Brunswick for tomorrow. The question is, are we up to the challenge to get them out?,” he said prompting the crowd to begin chanting “Four more years.”At a campaign rally in Fredericton, Tory Leader Blaine Higgs was asked about Gallant calling in help from his Atlantic counterparts.“It’s desperation,” said Higgs. “(Gallant) brings in political friends from the other provinces, but are they going to stay and help him? Is that the plan if he wins?”Higgs scheduled a series of rallies through the central and southern part of the province as he looks to close the gap.He appeared before several dozen enthusiastic supporters at a Fredericton hotel ballroom along with six Tory candidates from the area.Higgs touched on familiar themes to applause from the crowd, touting a fiscally conservative agenda aimed at bringing back a provincial economy he said lags behind the rest of Canada.He said it’s a formula that will put the party over the top at the polls on Monday.“I’m really excited about the potential for tomorrow,” he said. “I’m excited because we are going for a majority government despite what anyone might say.”The economy and jobs, along with fiscal management, have been key issues during the campaign, while the question of language in the officially bilingual province also played a lower grade role on the hustings.Gallant spent the rest of the day attending rallies along the east coast of the province, ending with the Liberal’s traditional final rally in Neguac.The campaign buses have to be off the roads and out of sight by midnight, prior to the start of election day, and have to remain parked until after the polls are closed Monday night.Higgs toured the northern half of the province on Saturday, saying a vote for any party other than the Tories will put Brian Gallant back in the premier’s office.Green Party Leader David Coon was in his Fredericton riding Sunday as was People’s Alliance Leader Kris Austin, while NDP Leader Jennifer McKenzie spent the day in her Saint John riding.The third parties aren’t expected to make big inroads Monday, although they may play a factor in vote-splitting in some of the province’s 49 ridings.Going into the election campaign, the seat count in the legislature was 24 Liberals, 21 Progressive Conservatives, one Green, one Independent and two vacancies.last_img read more

first_imgWASHINGTON — Just up Pennsylvania Avenue from Capitol Hill, where a roof-raising posse of congresswomen wearing white upstaged Donald Trump during last week’s state of the union, a drizzle-soaked lineup Tuesday outside the Canadian embassy offered still more proof that women in Washington are having a moment.Embassy staffers handed out orange umbrellas to queued-up latecomers outside while guests jammed into a standing-room-only auditorium to celebrate members of Congress — present and future — as the vanguard of a female-driven paradigm shift in American politics.“We are really in this profound and historic moment — 100 years after women got the right to vote, now you have the largest number of women ever serving in the body,” said newly elected Rep. Haley Stevens, a Democrat from Michigan who helped oversee Barack Obama’s auto-industry bailout efforts in 2009.“While nobody asked me to run for Congress, I put up my hand to go do that because I felt something in the air and I felt the charge of the time.”In November, that charge became a thunderbolt.Americans elected 36 new female faces in last year’s midterm elections — most of them Democrats in the House of Representatives — in what proved to be the most ethnically diverse and women-centric freshman class in the history of Congress, which now boasts the most women members in its history, including the first Muslim and Indigenous women ever elected to sit in the chamber.They have made their presence felt ever since, no more so than during the state of the union speech. More than half the new jobs created last year were filled by women, Trump said, prompting a raucous that’s-us outburst of high-fives and raise-the-roof gestures from the women in the Democratic caucus, all of them dressed in white in tribute to the suffrage movement.Prior to Tuesday night’s panel — organized by Running Start, an advocacy group that helps young women who aspire to elected office — a group of young finalists hoping to be named the group’s ambassador took to the stage to show off their skills.“Even a few months ago, Congress didn’t look like this,” gushed Ewurama Appiagyei-Dankah, a Running Start alum and former intern for Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who’s now contesting the Democratic nomination to run for U.S. president.  “There were times during my internship when I questioned whether I belonged on Capitol Hill.”It doesn’t take an ambitious, type-A ‘alpha’ woman to mount a successful election bid, said Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, a Democrat who now represents Pennsylvania’s 6th District.“I would so much rather be in my pyjamas right now,” Houlahan, a self-professed introvert, admitted to gales of laughter.“This is a hard experience, and I think that makes it better. I really, genuinely have to do this — it’s a calling, this is a call to serve, and I think people should answer their call, whatever it is. If it makes you uncomfortable, that’s even better, because we all are here to serve a purpose and to challenge ourselves.”Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould was on hand for the event, as was Maryam Monsef, the federal minister for women and gender equality, both of whom spent the last two days taking part in meetings on Capitol Hill.Winning an election, said Monsef, is the easy part.“Celebrating this important milestone, all of us are also mindful of the fact that this progress is not carved in stone, that we still have a long way to go,” she said in an interview.“No one comes into these roles expecting them to be easy. If they were easy, we already would have achieved the progress that we’re still working on, you know, 100 years ago, when women first began to get the right to vote. Expecting that it’s going to be difficult is something that we all have in common coming into this.”That’s something to which Jody Wilson-Raybould, Monsef’s now-former cabinet colleague and long seen as one of the Liberal government’s strongest female stars, can no doubt attest.Wilson-Raybould, who was shuffled out of the justice portfolio last month and placed in Veterans Affairs, quit cabinet in an apparent show of defiance Tuesday as controversy mounted over allegations Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office improperly tried to pressure her to help Montreal-based construction giant SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.  Trudeau, of course, famously came into office in 2015 touting his feminist bona fides and promising to champion issues of gender equality, including around his own cabinet table. But the treatment of the famously strong-willed Wilson-Raybould has Liberal critics — and even allies — raising the spectre of sexism.“I can tell you she is fierce, smart and unapologetic,” Liberal MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes tweeted on the weekend. “When women speak up and out, they are always going to be labelled. Go ahead. Label away. We are not going anywhere.”The Wilson-Raybould controversy will “absolutely not” derail the Liberal government’s gender equality agenda, Monsef insisted Wednesday.“This work is going to continue and we’re going to stay focused on it,” she said, citing pay equity legislation, the decision to turn the Status of Women agency into a full-blown government department and the advancement of gender issues through last year’s G7 meetings as key victories.“The results speak for themselves, and we’re going to remain focused relentlessly on advancing women and gender equality because it’s the right thing to do and it grows the economy.”James McCarten, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

first_img Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Livingston took to Twitter to express her excitement for the new series.“I am, understandably, OVER THE MOON about this,” said Livingston, whose other books include the Wondrous Strange series, the Never series and the Starling Saga series.The CW has seen a great deal of success adapting YA books for TV. The Vampire Diaries, based on the books by L.J. Smith, wrapped its eighth and final season in March 2017. Its spinoff, The Originals, was renewed for a fifth season. Riverdale, inspired by Archie comics, kicks off its second season on Oct. 12, 2017. Lesley Livingston’s YA novel The Valiant is being developed into a one-hour television series for The CW, home of the popular shows Jane the Virgin and Riverdale, Variety has reported.The drama is not yet ordered to series, but will be developed by Laurie Arent and Mary Beth Basile, who have worked on NCIS: New Orleans and Evil Men respectively.The Toronto author’s book follows a Celtic princess named Fallon, who is kidnapped and sold into a training camp for female gladiators. The camp is owned by Julius Caesar, her family’s loathed enemy, and Fallon is forced to fight for survival and freedom in the arenas. Login/Register With: Advertisement Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe family of a murdered 15-year-old First Nation girl are outraged that a Winnipeg newspaper was offering to sell photos of her dead body.“The Winnipeg Free Press are trying to (expletive) sell pictures of our baby girl’s body being pulled from the river. How the (expletive) do they live with themselves?” asked Jessica Fontaine on her Facebook wall.Photos that show her cousin Tina Fontaine’s body being recovered from the Red River appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press. They were also being offered for sale in the paper’s online store.Digital photos were available to be purchased for $12, while framed and mounted plaques of the photos sell for as much as $129.50. There was even an option for a framed canvas version of the photo for $159.50.Bob Cox is the paper’s publisher. He says offering to sell the photos was a mistake.“Photos taken by our photographers are automatically sent to the photo store once they are downloaded into our editorial photo system,” Cox said. “They should have been stopped. I’ll get them taken down.”As of 4 p.m. ET the photos were removed from the online read more

first_imgTORONTO – Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week:Trans Mountain troublesB.C. Premier John Horgan’s government may file a long-promised court reference this week to clarify questions around provincial authority over Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd.’s Trans Mountain pipeline and other such inter-jurisdictional megaprojects. The company is caught in the middle of a political feud among Alberta, B.C. and the federal government over the $7.4-billion project.Steady as she goesBank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz and deputy governor Carolyn Wilkins appear at a Commons finance committee to discuss the central bank’s monetary policy report on Monday. The central bank stuck with its benchmark interest rate of 1.25 per cent last week as it continued along a careful process of determining the appropriate juncture for its next hike.Tims travailsRestaurant Brands International Inc. discusses first-quarter results on Tuesday. Shares for the parent company of Burger King and Tim Hortons have fallen to their lowest point since February 2017 amid a growing spat between the company and a group of restive Tims franchisees over a range of issues including cost-cutting measures and a $700-million plan to renovate restaurants.DisloyaltyLoyalty rewards company Aimia Inc. releases first-quarter results after markets close on Thursday. An activist investor says it plans to vote against the re-election of the company’s board of director nominees later this month over the company’s poor performance and plummeting share price, citing Aimia’s loss of its agreement with Air Canada and the sale of the British program Nectar to retailer Sainsbury.Green light for Keystone XL?Pipeline giant TransCanada Corp. holds its annual meeting on Friday. A research analyst recently told The Canadian Press that U.S. President Trump’s vocal support for the energy industry company’s Keystone XL pipeline should help it avoid the political pitfalls that sunk Energy East and Northern Gateway.last_img read more

first_imgUPDATE: The provincial government says that the flood warning for the Pouce Coupe River has ended.POUCE COUPE, B.C. – The B.C. River Forecast Centre has issued a flood warning for the Pouce Coupe River.The warning was issued earlier today for the Pouce Coupe River downstream from Henderson Creek, which enters the river southeast of Rolla, near the B.C./Alberta border. The streamflow recorded at this station is that of a flood between 100- and 200-year return periods, which is close to the June 2016 flood level. Hydrometric data from the B.C. River Forecast Centre showing forecast water levels in the Pouce Coupe River Hydrometric data from the B.C. River Forecast Centre showing forecast water levels in the Pouce Coupe River Hydrometric data from Environment Canada showing current water levels in the Pouce Coupe River Hydrometric data from Environment Canada showing current water levels in the Pouce Coupe River The River Forecast Centre is cautioning the public to stay clear of the river and unstable riverbanks.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: To boost scientific research and education on the traditional methods of treatment, the Ministry of AYUSH signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) on Monday.It aims for further cooperation in research on traditional systems of medicine like Ayurveda, Unani, Sidhha and Homeopathy (AYUSH) and their integration with modern science. There is growing interest among people about traditional medicines across the country and hence the government is adopting multi-pronged strategies and innovative approaches to take the old methods of treatment to the people in the grassroot level. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaA combination of traditional healthcare and modern basic science has a huge possibility to do innovative and path-breaking researches, which can be used for the explanation of various basic concepts, a senior official of the AYUSH ministry said. A senior official of the CSIR appreciated the ongoing projects and programmes between the two organisations, stating that enhancing the collaboration on a range of issues starting from fundamental science to validation and thereafter product development, will significantly help in the growth of AYUSH, not only in the country but abroad as well. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe MoU will help both the organisations put a combined effort in the pursuit of data collection and analytics and also artificial intelligence to enable and facilitate concepts such as “Traditional knowledge inspired drug discovery and development” and “Food as Medicine”. It may be mentioned here that the CSIR, with the help of the AYUSH ministry, had earlier developed the Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL), a globally recognised proprietary database on Indian systems of medicine for preventing bio-piracy and misappropriation of traditional knowledge. The CSIR also stressed on the necessity of the development of improved varieties and captive cultivation of medicinal plants, including rare and threatened (RET) species. Under the MoU, both organisations will jointly conduct fundamental research, develop AYUSH specific diagnostic tools, link microbiome, gene expression and prakriti and also explore modern scientific methods for integration with traditional Indian Systems of Medicine (ISM). The collaboration also aims to preserve and protect traditional knowledge related to the old forms of treatment and the development of international standardised terminologies (disease-morbidity codes) in Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani (ASU). “It is a great move taken up by the AYUSH Ministry. We welcome it. It will help take our oldest methods of treatment to the international arena,” said Dr Sumit Sur, coordinator, West Bengal and North East States of National Ayurveda Students and Youth Association.last_img read more

It’s going to be a busy week on the global markets, as this is the last full week before the Christmas break, senior business editor Mike Eppel explains. by News Staff Posted Dec 16, 2013 5:59 am MDT Video: Business report with Mike Eppel business report|Christmas break|global markets|mike eppel AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email

The Department of Economics has submitted a Request for Program Discontinuation to the Academic Review Committee for two programs:  BA Applied Economics Analysis/BA Applied Economics Analysis Co-op. As part of the approval process, the request is being made available to the University community to allow the opportunity for comment prior to moving to the next step of the Internal Quality Assurance Process.Access the Statement of Intent here. Comments on the proposal must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 20 to (Academic Review Committee) and (Felice Martinello, Department of Economics) and (Lester Kwong, Chair, Department of Economics).

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedIPL 2017: Mumbai face the Pune jinx in finalMay 20, 2017In “Sports”IPL 2017 Qualifier 1 : Advantage Mumbai as Rising Pune miss key playersMay 15, 2017In “Sports”Brilliant Bumrah, Pollard 50 keep Mumbai’s IPL defence aliveMay 17, 2018In “Sports” Mumbai Indians 176 for 4 (Suryakumar 51, Krunal 31*, Rohit 24*) beat Kings XI Punjab 174 for 6 (Gayle 50, Stoinis 29*, Bumrah 1-19) by six wicketsRohit Sharma and Krunal Pandya put up a match-winning 56-run stand, Kings XI Punjab v Mumbai Indians, IPL 2018, Indore, May 4, 2018 ©BCCIESPNcricinfo– Mumbai Indians are on a cliff edge, but not yet weak enough to be pushed off just yet. Rohit Sharma and Krunal Pandya’s unbeaten 56-run stand off 21 deliveries helped them chase down 175 with four balls to spare, after Kings XI Punjab had the upper hand for the most part of the game.Needing 50 off four overs, Ashwin threw the ball to Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman, who had picked up two wickets and caused Mumbai’s batsmen much trouble. Rohit responded by hitting him for two sixes. The floodgates truly opened when Marcus Stoinis missed his lengths in the next over as Krunal got stuck in to take 20. This brought the target within touching distance, with four leg byes off a missed heave sealing Mumbai’s third win in nine matches.The Gayle-Rahul party continuesKings Xi Punjab v Mumba Indians, IPL 2018, Pune Kings XI Punjab were asked to bat, and Chris Gayle teed off after a slow start ©BCCIMumbai had a plan for Chris Gayle: to hit hard lengths, target his rib cage, and not give him anything full or wide in his hitting arc. Gayle had scored one off eight balls as a result. His fluency was missing and KL Rahul, who began with a sparkling inside-out six over extra cover off Mitchell McClenaghan, was denied strike. But by hitting Hardik Pandya for three fours in the fourth over, Gayle caught up to get Kings XI going again. His hoist of McClenaghan for a 92-metre six that cleared the roofs at deep square-leg marked his arrival.Kings XI had averaged 59 in the Powerplay coming into this game. They were slower today – 49 for 0 – but the openers eventually brought up their fifth fifty-plus partnership of the season. They were soon separated, though, when Rahul picked out JP Duminy at deep midwicket off Mayank Markande’s half-tracker in the seventh over.Yuvraj continues to struggleYuvraj’s Smart Strike Rate of 40.32 was the poorest among 51 batsmen who have faced at least 50 balls this season. He started slowly again after being promoted to No. 3, making just five off his first nine balls. Yuvraj then smacked Krunal for six over deep midwicket, but that was the only highlight of another rusty effort as he was run out after a second mix-up with Karun Nair. Yuvraj’s efforts: a run-a-ball 14, taking his season’s tally to 34 in six innings. The move to drop Manoj Tiwary after just one game looking even more baffling.Mumbai’s poor finishJasprit Bumrah was superb in the Powerplay, and superb in the death; his figures of 4-0-19-1 were his best so far this season. But Mumbai still did not get the finish they wanted. After restricting Kings XI to 135 for 5, they conceded 39 off the last three overs. Two nights ago in Bengaluru, their final over, bowled by McClenaghan, went for 24. Here, Marcus Stoinis scored 21 off the last over, from Hardik. Stoinis finished with 29 off 15 and Kings XI had momentum, even though they may have been 20 runs short.Kings XI use spin upfrontWhile Mumbai bowled only five overs of spin, Kings XI bowled those many in the first eight overs. R Ashwin, who kept Evin Lewis and Ishan Kishan quiet, bowled three. Then Mujeeb struck with his fourth delivery in the sixth over, when Lewis nicked a skidder to Rahul. Ashwin eventually bowled out by the 11th over, with Mumbai needing 99 off 54. Suryakumar Yadav scored a quick half-century even as a watchful Kishan, trying to overcome a slump of three ducks in five innings, played himself in. When it got to a point where they had to go, Suryakumar fell to an ugly hoick.Rohit’s batting positionYuvraj batting at No. 3 and Axar Patel at No. 5 weren’t the only surprises of the night. Mumbai played Hardik at No. 4 ahead of Rohit, who had smashed 118 off 43 against Sri Lanka in his previous T20I in Indore. On Friday, Rohit came in at No. 5 after Kishan fell, with Mumbai needing 75 off 42.Hardik’s 13-ball 23 ensured Mumbai kept up with the asking rate, but his dismissal brought Krunal to the crease. And then Kings XI lost their lengths. Stoinis, playing in place of Aaron Finch, bowled three slower length balls and a full toss to concede three fours and a six in the 17th over, as Krunal used the depth of the crease on a true surface and found the leg-side boundary. He finished on 31 off 12 balls, Rohit on 24 off 15, and Mumbai had six points, same as the three teams below them in the league. read more

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A new round of cuts in debt-hit Greece’s troubled health sector could cause irreversible damage to the country’s already struggling public healthcare, insiders warn. Under its EU-IMF deal, which is keeping its economy alive with bailout loans, Greece has pledged to redeploy 25,000 civil servants and axe 4,000 state jobs by the end of the year. As part of this process, eight hospitals in Athens and Thessaloniki are currently being downsized and turned into health centres, with 1,618 of their staff transferred elsewhere. Public healthcare is free in Greece but the system has been mismanaged for decades, leading to chronic corruption and overspending on drugs and hospital supplies that is only gradually coming to light. After the economic crisis erupted, authorities sought to get a better control over health spending. Last year, the government introduced an online prescription system to control the costly malpractice of bogus handwritten prescriptions, which had enabled corrupt doctors and pharmacists to make money at the expense of healthcare funds for years. Now, the health ministry says it wants to boost bigger hospitals that suffer from shortages by moving staff from smaller ones where demand did not justify the operational cost. “We are carrying out a major restructuring of the health sector to provide better health services to the Greek people,” Health Minister Adonis Georgiadis said at a press conference in August. Georgiadis, a former far-right politician appointed to the post in June, promised there would be no job cuts. But many healthcare staff still fear the overhaul will drastically reduce hospital beds and downgrade public healthcare in general. Hospital doctors joined a two-day strike by civil servants this week in protest at the cuts. “We already had staff shortages and the new employees we are supposed to receive are just a drop in the ocean compared to our needs,” said Ilias Sioras, a cardiologist at Evangelismos hospital in Athens, one of Greece’s biggest. “How can they say health services will improve when people can’t get treated?” asked Maria Ikonomaki, a lab worker in the Amalia Fleming hospital in northern Athens that is slated to become a rehabilitation centre instead. “We treat one million people every year and last year another hospital in our area shut down,” she said. “The way (these changes) are carried out shows (the government) is more concerned about redeploying staff than improving services,” another Amalia Fleming hospital doctor who preferred anonymity told AFP. Public health spending dropped by 25 per cent between 2009 and 2012, after having increased by nearly 6 per cent per year in real terms the previous decade. Outlays on medicine alone were cut by one-third between 2010 and 2011 to 3.75 billion euros. That pushed Greece to slightly below the average of 9.3 per cent of gross domestic product spent on health care in the 34 advanced economies in the OECD in 2011, coming in at 9.1 per cent. The cost-cutting effort has increased out of pocket healthcare expenses for many Greeks, as certain drugs are no longer subsidised by state-run health insurance funds. And if the state is indeed scaling back health services, the vacuum will be inevitably filled by private clinics at a much higher cost, doctors warn. “There are needs to be covered and much demand for health services – when the state just leaves, what are we supposed to think?” said Haralambos Farantos, a surgeon at Patissia hospital, situated in a densely-populated central Athens neighbourhood. “If you are to create one big hospital, you should at least place it in the same area where the small one used to be,” he argued. Kyriakos Souliotis, an assistant professor of health policy at the University of the Peloponnese, warned that the cuts could destabilise Greece’s health system altogether at a time of high unemployment and rising poverty. “Nobody can deny the past excesses in public health expenditure,” Souliotis said, “But the current management is the extreme, exaggerated opposite – fiscal targets in the health sector are so tight now that we are in danger of not being able to sufficiently meet certain expenses,” he said. Greece is in its sixth year of continuous recession and has a staggering 28 per cent unemployment rate.last_img read more

first_imgRogue One: A Star Wars Story is fundamentally an experiment – a test case to see if people actually want to see Star Wars movies set in the Universe, using all the familiar iconography (weapons, creatures, all the other various toys) but in different ways to make different types of films outside the main series’ rather insular rotating circles of the Jedi, the Sith, the Skywalker family, The Force, etc. On one level, it’s kind of a cynical scheme; a way for Disney to make sure they’ve always got something with “STAR WARS” stamped on it in theaters every year but (sort-of) also be making semi-original movies, so we don’t get sick of it too fast. But it’s also an opportunity for a broader range of filmmakers to play in one of the bigger franchise sandboxes and (at minimum) have some really cool, different stuff happen.And when Rogue One is following the “cool and different” edict, that’s when it’s awesome – and fortunately, that’s most of the time. The idea here is to make a gritty, seedy, espionage-focused military story in the Star Wars Universe; and right off the bat it’s novel to see the first Star Wars movie basically ever that isn’t deliberately trying to mimic the look and feel of A New Hope: It doesn’t have traditional Star Wars-style editing, it doesn’t have the same type of cinematography (much more handheld and “in the mix” of things), and it doesn’t follow the expected beats and rhythms. Sometimes the differences are more precise since, well, we’re still dealing with Stormtroopers and blasters and X-Wings and all that business; but it does end up feeling like a very different kind of Star Wars movie. Not quite “Jessica Jones vs. The Avengers movies” different, but it’s still pretty different.A lot of that difference comes from just the premise: The “big idea” here is that this is the new story of how the Rebels got the Death Star plans in A New Hope and, also, why the Death Star had such a relatively easy to exploit fatal weakness in the first place (oh, lord… we’re going to get movies explaining every minor fanboy nitpick now, aren’t we?) now that Dark Forces is no longer “official” canon. Felicity Jones’ Jyn Erso is a street-tough nomad troublemaker who’s also the daughter of the engineer (Mads Mikkelsen) The Empire is forcing to build The Death Star – and since it’s believed he’s trying to defect and reveal secrets, The Rebellion scoops her up to use as leverage. To say more would be to invite spoilers, so suffice it to say she ends up reluctantly (and then enthusiastically) helping a “too rebellious even for a Rebellion” team of scoundrels (including Diego Luna, Donnie Yen and Alan Tudyk mo-capping a wiseass Droid) to get the job done and set the stage for all the stuff we already know happens.Since that kind of intelligence-gathering mission in actual wartime tends to be undertaken by the less-than-savory part of an army, what we’ve got here is the first real Star Wars movie that’s laser-focused on the less-than-nice “underbelly” part of The Rebellion: There’s no Jedi presence (well, not really) in the mix this time, so all the usual business about The Force and “balance” and not being mean or angry regardless of what team your on doesn’t really enter into it – these are the results-oriented, “off the books” cutthroats who do the Machiavellian wetwork so the Leia’s and Luke’s can win clean later; the snipers, assassins, thieves, bomb-throwers and borderline terrorists – we’re a long way from the scenario where Han Solo can be the “morally complicated” one by virtue of being (gasp!) a smuggler.And when Rogue One is keeping to that territory of “stuff you don’t usually get from Star Wars movies,” it comes damn close to being Empire Strikes Back good. It doesn’t get there (what does?) but you can see it on the horizon. On its own merits, it’s pretty damn excellent; especially once it really finds its groove at the midpoint and coalesces in a finale that’s genuinely awe-inspiring. Do not let people spoil this one for you.On the other hand, while the most welcome thing about it is that it’s a new, different take on a Star Wars movie, I did kind of find myself wishing that it was even more different. The newness is a little jarring at first because it still looks and sounds enough like the other seven movies that it takes awhile to adjust to the fact that it’s not going to follow the structural beats you find yourself expecting. But once I did adjust, what I found instead was that the material that feels dropped in to remind you that you’re watching a Star Wars movie kept taking me out of it to one degree or another.None of it is fatal, but there’s just a few too many cameos, callbacks and fanservice jokes leaning in from the margins. Most of them are cute and there’s only one major scene that feels like it only exists to give a certain popular character more screen time, but a few briefly make you feel like your watching the Special Edition of a Star Wars movie you didn’t get to see the original cut of. There’s also a pair of surprise cameos (I won’t spoil who) realized through fully-CGI characters (integrated into scenes with the other human performers) because their respective actors have either passed away or aged considerably and the effect is… well, uncanny in the bad way. Granted, that technology is never going to improve if filmmakers don’t keep trying at it, but these are going to be memes by the weekend (and not flattering ones.)I’m also a bit mixed on the music. The film has a John Williams sound-alike score from Michael Giacchino that’s… just fine; but I couldn’t help but feel like something that works so hard to not look like just another Star Wars movie would be better off with a score that’s not constantly referencing the classic themes. Supposedly they actually had something like that originally and Giacchino was brought in by the studio to replace it. I don’t know how much of that is true, I just know what my ears heard (ditto the rumors of extensive reshoots and studio interference – it certainly feels likely, but who can really say at this point?)Still, while my “issues” remain and are evenly distributed across the whole movie… I still feel that they’re overall pretty minor. This is a damn good movie and I feel like it’s ripped the band-aid off the potential of what a Star Wars movie can be going forward – that’s exciting. I’m not terribly interested in the business of whether it’s “better” than The Force Awakens. But it’s probably more… “interesting,” in and of itself.Look, we all know that you’re going to see this no matter what I or any other critic had to say about it, but you can relax: Rogue One delivers the goods.last_img read more

first_imgStay on target A two-year-old male golden eagle which was born in Denali National Park in Alaska has been found shot dead in South Dakota, killed by an apparent poacher.The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (SDGF&P) are now seeking information on the death of the eagle, which was found in southwestern Sully County.USFWS biologists in Alaska were actually tracking the golden eagle, which was equipped with a radio collar, when it started showing a “dead” signal last month.The golden eagle in its two-year lifespan had traveled to the states of Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, through the Canadian Rocky Mountain Provinces and to Alaska and back before being shot and killed, according to a USFWS press release.The map shows how far the golden eagle traveled during its two-year lifespan. (Photo Credit: South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks)“Service Agents retrieved the golden eagle on January 29, 2019 after the mortality signal had been received earlier in the week,” the USFWS said.The male golden eagle was born in Denali National Park, Alaska in April 2017. While still in its nest, National Park Service biologists attached a GPS transmitter to the golden eagle and another to its sibling.This is not the first shooting death of an eagle in South Dakota. In just the last five weeks, three other eagles have been shot and killed within central area of the state. The USFWS estimates that close to 1,000 golden eagles are shot illegally each year, and that this accounts for a substantial portion of mortality in the species.Golden eagles are protected by the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and Migratory Bird Treaty Act. (Photo Credit: Cavan Images via Getty Images)“Golden Eagles are protected by the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and Migratory Bird Treaty Act,” the USFWS said. “These birds are considered a declining species in many areas of the United States and indiscriminate killing like these recent shootings will only further imperil the species.”The Service is asking for the public’s help and is offering a monetary reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the successful arrest and conviction of those involved in the shooting of this golden eagle and other eagles in South Dakota.People wishing to supply information are encouraged to contact the USFWS’s Pierre, South Dakota, Office of Law Enforcement at 605-224-9045 or as well as the SDGFP Turn In Poachers (TIPs) Hotline at 1-888-OVERBAG (1-888-683-7224) or online at on Blue Penguins Stolen in ‘Late-Night Raid’ in New ZealandPeacocks Save Owner of Florida Wildlife Sanctuary From Fire, Dozens of Animals PerishBald Eagle Rescued in Missouri May Have Ingested Poison Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferWatch: Deep-Sea Octopus ‘Billows Like a Circus Tent’ last_img read more