Beermen regain top spot, rally past Aces

first_imgJohn Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Chris Ross. PBA IMAGESDefending champion San Miguel Beer reclaimed the No. 1 spot after coming back to beat Alaska, 109-96, in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Saturday night at Batangas City Coliseum.The Beermen, who leaned heavily on their four star veterans, outscored the Aces, 47-25, since trailing by nine, 62-71, at the 3:10 mark of the third quarter.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Skating star Hanyu battles emotions to discuss Japan quake trauma Read Next LATEST STORIES AFP official booed out of forum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena stingcenter_img Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance01:02Fajardo predicts there will be no sweep in PBA Finals01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City San Miguel improved to 6-2 with Magnolia breathing down its neck i second place with a 7-3 card. Alaska, which suffered its second straight loss, slipped to third at 6-3.JVee Casio led the Aces with 20 points and six assists. Chris Ross topscored with 24 points that went with nine assists and four steals, Marcio Lassiter added 21 points and eight rebounds while Arwind Santos and June Mar Fajardo each posted a double-double to combined for 38 points and 32 rebounds to power SMB.The big men played vital roles on both ends as Santos finished with 21 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks while Fajardo had 17 points, 18 rebounds and a block.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSan Miguel rose from a 15-point hole in the second quarter and a nine-point deficit late in the third period thanks to a 22-2 run bridging the last two frames.Still without the injured starting guard Alex Cabagnot, the Beermen found a reliable fifth guy in Matt Ganuelas-Rosser, who came off the bench and came away with 11 points, five rebounds and two steals. His team was +29 with him on the floor. View commentslast_img read more

Trail Blazers sign Brandon Rush to 10-day contract

first_imgView comments Rush was selected with the 13th pick in the 2008 draft out of Kansas by Portland, but traded the same day to the Pacers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC AFP official booed out of forum Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving MOST READ LATEST STORIES Mavs owner Mark Cuban fined $600,000 for tanking comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brandon Rush #4 of the Minnesota Timberwolves puts up a shot against the Washington Wizards at Verizon Center on January 6, 2017 in Washington, DC. Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFPPORTLAND, Ore. — The Portland Trail Blazers signed veteran guard/forward Brandon Rush to a 10-day contract Wednesday.Last season Rush played for the Minnesota Timberwolves, appearing in 47 games and averaging 4.2 points and 2.1 rebounds in 21.9 minutes. The nine-year veteran has also played for Indiana, Golden State and Utah. He was on the Warriors’ team that won the 2015 NBA title.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon Citylast_img read more

Gilas with two injured big men as next Fiba window nears

first_imgLOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion “I was told that Andray will be ready by February 1, so we’ll see if he can make it,” said Guiao. “That’s going to give us around three weeks to prepare with him but if he’s in shape when he gets here that’s going to be a big help.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño ONE: Robin Catalan dominates Indonesian bet for unanimous decision win SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Big men Raymond Almazan and Troy Rosario are both sidelined due to injuries without concrete timetable for return, putting their participation in the national team’s crucial game against Qatar in Doha in peril.National team head coach Yeng Guiao knows they have to settle things quickly since their next game on Feb. 21 could very well determine if Gilas, who holds a 5-5 record and are in the fourth seed of Group F, advances to the World Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“There’s some things we need to settle, first is the injury to Raymond and we have to know exactly what his medical situation is including Troy,” said Guiao after his club team NLEX lost to Rain or Shine, 96-87, in the PBA Philippine Cup Friday at Cuneta Astrodome.“We have to determine if they can make it because if no, we have to think of replacements.” Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola?center_img MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MANILA, Philippines—Ahead of a crucial stretch in the Fiba Basketball World Cup qualifiers, Gilas Pilipinas is looking at a few bumps in its preparation.ADVERTISEMENT Almazan is nursing a sprained left ankle while Rosario suffered a broken nose during a tune-up game with NLEX right before the New Year.Rain or Shine’s center expressed his regret that he’s on the sideline with an injury instead of being in top shape for Gilas.“It’s disappointing because I was given a new chance to represent the Philippines and now I’m injured,” said Almazan. “I just hope I make it back in time.”Almazan stepped on Norbert Torres’ foot in practice and that fall aggravated his previous injuries on the same ankle.Guiao added that he can still change the pool of players for the next Fiba window especially now that he has the option of taking Andray Blatche.ADVERTISEMENT View comments TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Man City & Man Utd eye up pre-season clash

first_imgManchester City Man City & Man Utd eye up second pre-season clash Sam Lee Last updated 1 year ago 07:00 12/8/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Marcus Rashford Kyle Walker Manchester United Manchester City ICC Bob Levey Manchester City Premier League Raheem Sterling Guardiola Yaya Touré İ. Gündoğan Kevin De Bruyne Leroy Sané Sergio Agüero Manchester United The two rivals could face each other in the United States once again next summer, should the International Champions Cup cancel their China schedule Manchester City and Manchester United could contest another overseas derby next summer, as the International Champions Cup considers shelving plans to hold matches in China.ICC organisers are concerned that Europe’s top clubs will be without many of their biggest names following next summer’s World Cup, and as a result they are weighing up whether to cancel the Asian section and condense the competition.A final decision is yet to be taken, but City, who had been expecting to play a series of matches in the Far East, are now drawing up contingency plans. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player They could choose to return to the United States, where they played three matches this summer, or remain in Europe.The first Manchester derby to be played on foreign soil was hosted in Houston, Texas, in July, and sources have told Goal that another showdown in the US is on the cards once again.The match at the 71,000-seater NRG Stadium proved to be a money-spinner for both clubs are it is understand that both are open to negotiating a repeat.City and United were due to play each other in Beijing in July 2016, only for the match to be cancelled due to a heavily damaged pitch.Although both Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho had been less than impressed with their experiences in China a year ago, City had been open to returning next summer, though United had already been expected to tour the United States regardless.A final agreement would depend on the ICC’s plans and is likely to take many months to finalise in any case, given the two clubs had their differences over treatment of the pitch in Beijing last year, while confirmation of Houston as the venue for this year’s game was delayed by several weeks as both sides tried to find a stadium and date which best fit around their existing schedules.   Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

It has been a pleasure working with you my friend: Shane Warne after Kuldeep 5-wicket haul

first_imgIt has been a pleasure working with you my friend: Shane Warne after Kuldeep 5-wicket haulBrief scores: India 622 for 7 declared (Pujara 193, Pant 159 not out, Jadeja 81, Lyon 4 for 178) vs Australia (300 all out; Harris 79, Kuldeep 5 for 99) 6/0 (Harris 2*, Khawaja 4*), trail by 316 following on. Kuldeep Yadav picked up his second five-wicket haul on Sunday which impressed his ‘idol’ Shane Warne.advertisement India Today Web Desk SydneyJanuary 6, 2019UPDATED: January 6, 2019 11:44 IST Kuldeep Yadav became the sixth Indian bowler to pick five wickets in Australia (@BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTS4th Test Day 4, brief scores: India 622 for 7d (Pujara 193, Pant 159*, Jadeja 81, Lyon 4/178) vs Australia (300; Harris 79, Kuldeep 5/99) & 6/0 (Harris 2*, Khawaja 4*)Kuldeep Yadav became the second left-arm wrist spinner to bag a five-wicket haul in AustraliaKuldeep was seen working with his ‘idol’ Shane Warne before in AdelaideBrief scores: India 622 for 7 declared (Pujara 193, Pant 159 not out, Jadeja 81, Lyon 4 for 178) vs Australia (300 all out; Harris 79, Kuldeep 5 for 99) 6/0 (Harris 2*, Khawaja 4*), trail by 316 following on.Kuldeep Yadav on Sunday became the sixth Indian bowler to pick five wickets in Australia, with the 24-year-old taking five wickets for 99 runs, as India bowled out Australia for 300 and enforced the follow-on with a 322-run first innings lead.Kuldeep, playing his first match in the series, picked up his second five-wicket haul in Test cricket, with his first coming against the West Indies at Rajkot in October of last year.Kuldeep’s 5-wicket hail also brought an end to a 64-year wait as he became the second left-arm wrist spinner to bag a five-wicket haul in Australia after England’s Johnny Wardle, who took 5 for 79 against the hosts at the SCG in 1955.Kuldeep after leading Team India off the field, he said that it was special for him to pick the five wickets in front of his ‘idol’ Shane Warne, who is on commentary duty.Shane Warne too was all praise for his young pupil, saying that it was special for him too being his mentor.”Well bowled and congrats on your 5 wicket haul Kuldeep. Also thank you for your very kind words – it’s been a pleasure to work with you & watch you bowl my friend!,” Warne tweeted.Well bowled & congrats on your 5 wicket haul @imkuldeep18 also, thankyou for your very kind words – it’s been a pleasure to work with you & watch you bowl my friend ! pic.twitter.com/35vNtL8qp5advertisementShane Warne (@ShaneWarne) January 6, 2019Shane Warne has on many occasions been seen working with Kuldeep Yadav, giving the young spinner a few tips here and there. Most recently, Warne had spent some time with Kuldeep in Adelaide.Also Read | Spotted: Shane Warne advises Kuldeep Yadav Also Read | Kuldeep Yadav 1st Chinaman bowler to bag 5-wicket haul in Tests in Australia in 64 yearsAlso Read | Virat Kohli wasn’t even born when India last enforced follow-on in Australia 33 years agoFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Kuldeep YadavFollow five-wicket haulFollow Shane WarneFollow India vs AustraliaFollow 4th TestFollow Day 4last_img read more

Throttle Jockey: Bone up on BMW’s bikes with two new books

first_img The Best CBD Oil and Skincare Creams for Managing Pain Our thanks to Quarto Publishing Group and Motobooks for sending us these two fine books for review.  Keep Your Pants On With the Best Belts for Men 12 Classic Sci-Fi Novels Everyone Who Likes Reading Should Read BMW’s well-known tagline for their cars is “The Ultimate Driving Machine,” but when it comes to their motorcycles, many in the motorcycle industry snicker and diss them as “the Ultimate Boring Machine” or “the Ultimate Retirement Machine.”Those criticisms may have some merit as the brand has had a bit of a staid reputation until just recently, when they unleashed the world-beating S1000RR sportbike and began regularly spanking the competition in every meaningful category you can name. Slow and old, you say? Yeah, you just got passed.But true to its roots, BMW still makes a solid line-up of ready-steady-go motorcycles more renowned for their ability to reliably traverse zillions of miles of pavement (or dirt) instead of filling your wallet with speeding tickets (S1000RR excepted). Every brand has its strong points, and with millions of motorcyclists out there happily tuca-tuca-tuca-ing down the road on their BMW boxers, well, the criticisms can just go take a holiday.I’ve always had an interest in the history of motorcycle brands and recently, two books detailing BMWs offerings from the mighty and modern S1000RR back to their ground-breaking R32 from 1923 crossed my desk, causing many a show to pile up in my DVR while I soaked in the details of BMW’s storied machines.First up was Doug Mitchel’s BMW Motorcycles, which chronicles 40 key BMW models that showcased innovations, ideas and sometimes a bit of wrong-headed thinking over the company’s history. Each model covered receives a plain-English (plain German?) write-up highlighting the performance parameters, history and technology behind the model. Little “Did You Know” anecdotal insets for most models add a bit of charm and up the trivia quotient nicely.Yes, BMW built bikes for the Nazis, and while the book doesn’t dwell on that fact, it isn’t glossed over either. But for the most part, BMW Motorcycles sticks to the facts and will increase your BMW knowledge base quickly and enjoyably without being overly technical – just what I like.The book is also filled with a generous helping of photos of each bike – typically a meticulously restored example out of someone’s collection – and I appreciate the attention the photographer paid to the small details instead of just filling the tome with studio-lit beauty shots. BMW Motorcycles is a fairly quick (and portable) read and doubles fairly well as a quick reference guide to both the standout bikes and different eras of the Bavarian moto maker.From there, both casual readers and hard-core Beemerphiles alike will kill a lot of hours paging through Ian Falloon’s enjoyable but massive reference guide, The Complete Book of BMW Motorcycles.This literal big book of BMW covers every single model the maker has rolled out the factory doors from 1923 to 2015. Every model. While it doesn’t exactly dwell on bolt sizes and seat materials for each bike, there is complete technical information and historical context for each machine. Falloon is a well-versed BMW expert and has penned numerous previous books on the brand, but perhaps none so ambitious as this one.Soak this book in and you’ll acquit yourself well at the next vintage (or modern) BMW meetup. The photos don’t rise to the level of detail in Mitchel’s book but Falloon makes up for it with access to BMW’s photo archive, which fills the book with rarified racing photos, vintage ads and crisp studio shots of early models. Also, befitting the coffee-table format of the book, the photos are big and do show a lot of detail.You can’t lose with either BMW book, and seeing how there’s a lot of winter left to go for many riders, you have time to bone up on your BMW lore and tech while the snow piles up outside and your R100 snoozes silently in the garage, waiting patiently for spring. What Kind of Motorcycle Should I Get? A Comprehensive Guide to Motorcycle Types 1. BMW Books 2. BMW Motorcycles by Doug Mitchel 3. BMW Motorcycles by Doug Mitchel 4. BMW Motorcycles by Doug Mitchel 5. BMW Motorcycles by Doug Mitchel 6. The Complete Book of BMW Motorcycles by Ian Falloon 7. The Complete Book of BMW Motorcycles by Ian Falloon 8. The Complete Book of BMW Motorcycles by Ian Falloon 9. The Complete Book of BMW Motorcycles by Ian Falloon 10. BMW Books Andy Warhol Painted a BMW M1 Race Car, and It’s Gorgeous Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

JUTC’s ‘Park and Ride’ Service for Portmore Next Month

first_img Residents of Portmore, St. Catherine, are to realise savings in transportation costs with the introduction of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company’s (JUTC) ‘park and ride’ service starting in September.This was disclosed by JUTC’s Deputy Managing Director for Operations, Kirk Finnikin, during a ‘Think Tank’ session at the Jamaica Information Service’ (JIS) headquarters in Kingston on Wednesday, August 21.“What we intend to do is to introduce the ‘park and ride’ service where a designated area in Portmore, secured, which will allow you to park your motor vehicles, step out of your motor vehicles, board a JUTC bus and get into select areas into Kingston, such as New Kingston, Half-Way-Tree and downtown at scheduled times. In the evenings your bus will come back for you and carry you back to the parking lot that you parked in the morning,” he said.Mr. Finnikin said the idea is to offer a comfortable service for commuters, but more importantly, to help them “save on the commuting stress that can be introduced sometimes when you have to be in traffic on the way to work”. The service will also reduce transportation expenses.“You are saving on fuel, you’re saving on time, you’re saving on tyres, you’re saving on wear and tear etcetera. The long and short is the fare for the ‘park and ride’ will be an affordable one and around the vicinity of what it will cost to go through the toll to and from Portmore,” he assured.In the meantime, addressing the issue of where designated parking areas will be located, Managing Director, JUTC, Colin Campbell, informed that at the introductory stage “it is going to be in partnership with churches. We are going to use the parking lots of a number of churches”.“Longer term, there’s that big property across from the Petcom gas station near to the mall, which is owned by Urban Corporation Development (UDC), which we are looking at and which we have had some preliminary discussion ( with) the UDC about developing that property into a proper facility for ‘park and ride’ from Portmore to Kingston,” he said.The Managing Director assured that adequate buses will be available as the company plans to roll out an additional 144 buses by the end of the year.“Since the start of this year, we have been averaging a daily run out of 244 buses and we intend by September 1, to move this to 350 going up perhaps by the end of the year, to at least attain the plan of 388, but perhaps surpassing the plan and heading closer to 400,” he informed.Mr. Campbell said the increased number of buses will enable the company to provide a more predictable schedule for commuters, and offer more comfortable air conditioned buses on the routes. Service from Portmore to New Kingston, Half-Way-Tree and downtown at scheduled times JUTC ‘Park and Ride’ service starts in September in Portmore Story Highlights The company plans to roll out an additional 144 buses by the end of the yearlast_img read more

Gov’t Targeting Standards-Driven Transformation for Jamaica

first_img The Government is targeting Jamaica’s transformation to a standards-driven society, through the certification of key State agencies under the International Organization of Standardization (ISO) protocol. The Government is targeting Jamaica’s transformation to a standards-driven society, through the certification of key State agencies under the International Organization of Standardization (ISO) protocol.This was disclosed by Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, who said his Ministry is working with the entities to attain ISO 9001:2015 certification, which stipulates Quality Management System (QMS) requirements.He was speaking at the opening of a management consulting standard ‘train the trainers’ workshop at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on Tuesday (April 2).Entities pursuing ISO 9001:2015 certification must demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services meeting client expectations and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.The Jamaica Information Service (JIS) is among the government entities embarked on this journey, which Mr. Shaw said he is “delighted to see”.This, he noted, will “speak to the professionalism of the staff and the quality of public service delivered”.Other entities working to achieve certification include the Ministry, EXIM Bank, Companies Office of Jamaica, National Works Agency (NWA), Urban Development Corporation (UDC), National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), Auditor General’s Department, Administrator General’s Department, Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ), and Management Institute for National Development (MIND).“What we are doing in Jamaica is historic and revolutionary… . No other country has done it quite like this before – the key agencies of Government becoming ISO 9001 certified, and operating based on international standards,” the Minister said.Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw (left), shares a joke with President, Caribbean Institute of Certified Management Consultants (CICMC), Donald Demeritte, during a management consulting standard ‘train the trainers’ workshop at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on Tuesday (April 2). In the background is Senior Consultant in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, and ISO 9001:2015 Ambassador, Reginald Budhan. The CICMC hosted the workshop in partnership with CMC-Global, the professional body for management consultants worldwide. Story Highlights This was disclosed by Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, who said his Ministry is working with the entities to attain ISO 9001:2015 certification, which stipulates Quality Management System (QMS) requirements.center_img He was speaking at the opening of a management consulting standard ‘train the trainers’ workshop at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on Tuesday (April 2). Mr. Shaw contended that attaining ISO 9001:2015 certification will result in an improved business environment that bolsters investor confidence, through enhanced public service delivery.In the meantime, the Minister commended the Caribbean Institute of Certified Management Consultants (CICMC) for hosting the workshop in collaboration with CMC-Global, the professional body for management consultants worldwide.The forum, he noted, will serve to further develop regional management consultants’ capacities.Mr. Shaw also encouraged certified management consultants across the Caribbean to seek to expand their services globally.“It is time for us to be thinking big… . Our clients don’t have to be in the region. As a consultant [with] your international global standards, [you] can be consulting to people all over the world, depending on the area of need,” he said.Meanwhile, workshop facilitator, Nick Warn, told JIS News that the engagement focused on the ISO 20700:2017 Standard, which provides guidelines for effective management consultancy service delivery.He indicated that he has been involved in the Standard’s development and its utilisation via a checklist methodology designed by CMC-Global.Mr. Warn, who also Chairs CMC-Global’s Professional Standards Committee, said his involvement in the workshop is consistent with the ISO 20700:2017 Standard’s continued development and finding ways of “making it practical in use and making sure that [it] gets well known around the world as a means of improving the excellence of our consultancy service to clients”.The workshop sought to prepare 14 certified management consultants across the Caribbean to deliver more value-added services to clients in an ethical and professional manner, and improve the quality of consulting services regionally.last_img read more

US mulls leaving significant intelligence assets in Afghan after troop withdrawal

first_imgWashington DC: The US is considering leaving “significant intelligence” assets behind after withdrawing its troops from Afghanistan as it does not want the war-torn country to become a “laboratory for terror”, President Donald Trump has said. Trump’s comments come after he met with top national security advisers to review a US-Taliban peace plan that could end America’s longest running war. “We’re talking to Afghanistan, both the government and also talking to the Taliban, having very good discussions. We’ll see what happens. We’ve really got it down to, probably, 13,000 people. And we’ll be bringing it down a little bit more, and then we’ll decide whether or not we’ll be staying longer or not,” Trump told reporters. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USResponding to a question, Trump said that it is very important that the US continue intelligence there. “Because it is somewhat of a nest for hitting us. If you look at what happened with the World Trade (Tower), it essentially came out of Afghanistan,” he said. “We have things under control very well with a small force. We can probably make it a little bit smaller, and then we’ll decide. It’ll depend on the Taliban. It’ll depend on the Afghan government. But there is a case to be made. And the case also is that we’re going to be leaving very significant intelligence behind for just the reasons I stated,” said the US president. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsTrump said that the US went to Afghanistan to stop terrorism coming from there. “Look, we’re there for one reason: We don’t want that to be a laboratory. It can’t be a laboratory for terror. And we’ve stopped that, and we have a very, very good view,” he said. He said “some things are going to be announced over the next couple of weeks. The Taliban and the US have held talks in Qatar several times this year to formulate a deal, ahead of an informal September deadline, and the broad outlines of an agreement are now thought to be fixed. The framework would allow for a phased withdrawal of US troops, with the Taliban committed in return to severing ties with al-Qaeda, and to preventing them and other extremist groups from operating in, or from, areas they control.last_img read more

Loblaw recalling cooked shrimp packages may also contain raw shrimp

first_imgLoblaw Companies Ltd. is recalling certain pre-packaged cooked shrimp due to the potential presence of raw shrimp, which may contain harmful bacteria.The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the shrimp is sold in 300-gram packages containing 56-65 shrimp per pound.It was sold across the country at Loblaw banner stores such as Fortinos, No Frills, Real Canadian Superstore, Dominion and Provigo.The CFIA says consumers who have this product should toss it out or return it to the store where purchased.The agency says the recall was triggered by the company and there have been no reported illnesses linked to eating this product.Click here for more information on the recall.last_img read more

Heres What You Missed at CAMHs Suits Me Fine Fashion Show

first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Chanel may have fired a rocket on the Fall 2017 runway, but that’s nothing compared to the blast that was CAMH‘s 13-annual Suits Me Fine fashion show on May 4. Clients chose and modelled looks from the centre’s Suits Me Fine Boutique, which accepts gently used wardrobe essentials and provides clothes and toiletries for the various needs of CAMH clients. Jeanne Beker hosted the show and introduced the models and looks as they came out.“Suits Me Fine helps people find the support they need to help make healing feel like a real possibility because it is possible,” Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau said …READ MORE Twitterlast_img read more

Disney heir apparent Tom Staggs is leaving the company

by Ryan Nakashima, The Associated Press Posted Apr 4, 2016 6:08 pm MDT Last Updated Apr 4, 2016 at 7:01 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE- In this July 9, 2013, file photo, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Thomas Staggs talks with reporters after arriving at the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho. Staggs, the presumed front-runner to replace Bob Iger as CEO of The Walt Disney Co., is leaving the company next month. The surprise announcement Monday, April 4, 2016, means the company will have to look further for Iger’s successor after he steps down about two years from now.(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File) Disney heir apparent Tom Staggs is leaving the company LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Tom Staggs, the presumed front-runner to replace Bob Iger as CEO of The Walt Disney Co., is leaving the company next month.The surprise announcement Monday means Disney will have to look further for Iger’s successor after he steps down in June 2018, a date the popular chief executive has extended twice.Staggs, a 26-year Disney veteran and its chief operating officer, had been assumed to be on track for the top job after the next leading candidate, Jay Rasulo, resigned last June as chief financial officer.Staggs was promoted to COO in February 2015, a promotion taken as a sign that he had won the internal competition to eventually take the Disney reins.Disney said in a statement Monday that it would “broaden” its search for CEO candidates.Top executives will go back to reporting to Iger.Staggs, 55, had been CFO for 12 years since 1998, playing a critical role as Disney made huge acquisitions to bolster its movie studio, including the $7.4 billion purchase of Pixar in 2006 and $4.1 billion purchase of Marvel in 2009.He led the parks and resorts unit since 2010 in a job swap with Rasulo intended to give each executive the rounded experience required to become CEO.However, Staggs lacked experience in the TV and film businesses, which face challenges as consumers rapidly adopt new technology and change their viewing habits.Robin Diedrich, a senior analyst with Edward Jones, said Iger’s shoes will be tough to fill. Disney’s stock has more than tripled since he took over in 2005 after a raucous shareholder campaign against then-CEO Michael Eisner.“Disney is a creative company and that’s really the driving engine behind their earnings power,” she said. “They’re also entering a technologically focused decade. They know they need to get that right. That may be what the board is looking for.”Monday’s announcement may draw out external candidates. But it also raises the profile of other top internal contenders, such as Kevin Mayer, who became chief strategy officer last June, or John Skipper, the president of ESPN.___Follow AP Business Writer Ryan Nakashima at https://twitter.com/rnakashi . His work can be found at http://bigstory.ap.org/content/ryan-nakashima read more

Ohio State baseball looking to establish itself as one of Big Tens

Junior outfielder Pat Porter (3) slides into home during a game against Toledo April 3 at Bill Davis Stadium. OSU won, 7-2.Credit: Elliot Schall / Lantern photographerIf the Ohio State baseball team wants to be considered as one of the best teams in the Big Ten, making a statement in its first conference road series will go a long way.After getting swept in a three-game series at home by Indiana last weekend, the Buckeyes (18-10, 2-3) have a season-defining series this weekend at Nebraska (16-13, 1-2). OSU cruised in two midweek games against Ohio and Toledo that resulted in 31 hits for the Buckeyes, and coach Greg Beals said after feeling the pressure last weekend, the team has to step up against another one of the Big Ten’s top teams.“They were picked to be second in our conference preseason, so we’ve got to go defend ourselves. We didn’t have a good conference weekend last weekend and we can’t afford to have two bad weekends in a row in conference,” Beals said.Junior catcher Connor Sabanosh said the team realizes how important this weekend is if it wants to make a run at winning the Big Ten.“It’s going to be a big series for us after the tough three losses against Indiana,” Sabanosh said. “We’re really looking forward to our hitting to continue, these last two games have been big for us pounding out some hits and some runs. So we’re looking forward to keep it going through the weekend.”Pitching is key for OSU — the team is 13-0 when leading after seven innings and 17-2 when limiting opponents to five runs. Freshman pitcher Zach Farmer said heading into another Big Ten series, the pitchers have to build on the momentum they gained this week.“We’re on a roll right now and we just have to keep it going,” Farmer said.Against Indiana, pitchers were trying too hard and not sticking to the game plan, Sabanosh said.“Last weekend I thought they left a few too many balls over the middle of the plate. We have our best success working down on the corners,” Sabanosh said. “I think if they can stick with their game plan working down on the zone, we’ll be pretty effective out there.”In his first year at OSU after playing two years at a junior college, Sabanosh said he is excited to see what the Big Ten games look like on the road.“I’m hoping for a big one. It’s been fun on the road,” Sabanosh said. “We’ve been fortunate. The Oregon series was a lot of fun, great energy in the crowd. I’m really looking forward to the Nebraska series and I’m expecting a big crowd.”Beals said he expects the series to be exciting.“It’s a very good college baseball atmosphere there,” Beals said. “We’re going to have a good challenge here. We’re going on the road to play a good team.”First pitch in Lincoln is scheduled for 7:35 p.m. Friday. read more

Des tortues fossilisées en plein coït il y à 47 Ma

first_imgDes tortues fossilisées en plein coït il y à 47 Ma Détaillée mercredi 20 juin dans la revue Biology Letters, la découverte, en Allemagne, des fossiles de plusieurs couples de tortues mortes en pleine étreinte amoureuse suggère la haute toxicité des eaux d’un lac occupant le site il y a près de 50 millions d’années.  C’est dans l’ancienne carrière de Messel, près de Francfort, en Allemagne, que des chercheurs de l’Université allemande de Tübingen ont fait une découverte surprenante. En effet, ils ont mis au jour 9 couples de tortues de l’espèce aujourd’hui éteinte Allaeochelys crassesculpta, surprises par la mort alors qu’elles étaient en train de s’accoupler. Des tortues fossilisées depuis 47.000 ans à l’emplacement de ce qui était à l’époque un lac volcanique.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Mais que s’est-il passé pour ces malheureux reptiles ? “Des millions d’animaux vivent et meurent chaque année et nombre d’entre eux se fossilisent par hasard mais il n’y a vraiment aucune raison que ça arrive lorsque vous êtes en train de vous reproduire. Il est hautement improbable que les deux partenaires meurent en même temps, et les chances que les deux soient fossilisés à la fois sont encore plus maigres”, indique Walter Joyce, de l’Université allemande de Tübingen cité par l’AFP. La situation dans laquelle ont été découvertes les tortues a donc particulièrement étonné les chercheurs. Néanmoins, M. Joyce et ses collègues ont désormais la preuve que le gisement de Messel était en fait un lac volcanique dont les eaux étaient certes toxiques mais seulement à grande profondeur. Une information importante dans la mesure où les chercheurs trouvaient “peu plausible” que ces tortues – aquatiques, détail important – se soient amusé à nager, à se faire la cour puis à s’accoupler dans des eaux empoisonnées. Il est ainsi plutôt vraisemblable que les animaux étaient occupés à copuler au fond de l’eau lorsqu’ils ont succombé aux substances toxiques polluant le lac et issues de l’activité volcanique environnant celui-ci. Une toxicité trop faible en surface pour dissuader les animaux de pénétrer dans l’eau, mais suffisamment concentrée en profondeur pour pénétrer l’organisme des tortues par la peau. En effet, “une fois que le mâle a réussi à monter la femelle, le couple reste souvent figé dans cette position avant de se séparer”, au risque de “couler à des profondeurs considérables”, estiment les auteurs de l’étude. Une plongé qui s’est avérée fatale pour les tortues retrouvées fossilisées.Le 20 juin 2012 à 15:31 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Back to Hogwarts with three new ebooks from JK Rowling

first_img 1/21The original 7 Harry Potter Bloomsbury covers. 1/21The original 7 Scholastic Harry Potter series covers. 1/21The three new Pottermore Presents ebook covers 1/21A Harry Potter edition from Sweden. 1/21Harry Potter and the Sc 1/21Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Danish edition. 1/21A French edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone 1/21The newest Bloomsbury edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. 1/21The newest Bloomsbury edition of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. 1/21The newest Bloomsbury edition of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. 1/21The newest Bloomsbury edition of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. 1/21The newest Bloomsbury edition of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. 1/21The newest Bloomsbury edition of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. 1/21The newest Bloomsbury edition of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. 1/21The newest Scholastic edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. 1/21The newest Scholastic edition of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. 1/21The newest Scholastic edition of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. 1/21The newest Scholastic edition of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 1/21The newest Scholastic edition of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. 1/21The newest Scholastic edition of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. 1/21The newest Scholastic edition of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. As far as being a fan of J.K Rowling’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter, 2016 turns out to be the year that keeps on giving! On top of the release of the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child scriptbook, letting the entire world know what happened to the Potter family after Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the official Wizarding World website keeps doling out more writing leading up to November 18th’s release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (presumed to be the first in a trilogy of films). Pottermore.com has already published background information about North American wizard history in posts from Rowling herself and they’ve just announced that three more e-books will be released in September.Up until now, it appeared that Rowling had left the world of Harry Potter e-publishing behind in favor of publishing short story-building entries on Pottermore and releasing books in script form (yes, the Fantastic Beasts script will also be published like Cursed Child, after the film opens).In a surprise move for those of us who thought we’d left Hogwarts behind, there will be three more “bite-sized” e-books released on the 6th of September: Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide, Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists, and Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies. Together, the collection is called “Pottermore Presents.” The three books will be released simultaneously in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Brazilian Portuguese and Spanish from the website store.The covers for the three Pottermore Presents e-books, by Miraphora Mina and Eduardo LimaThese won’t be entirely new entries into the Harry Potter canon as most of the text is compiled from previous writing published on Pottermore. Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide contains no new writing, but collects all the tidbits about Hogwarts that have already been revealed on Pottermore, like more about the house ghosts and details on Hogwarts traditions.Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists will cover the “darker” history of the Wizarding World like details about Azkaban the wizard prison (previously published on the website). There will also be a section on Horace Slughorn (the character Jim Broadbent played in the films) by J.K Rowling that will be entirely new and (as far as we can tell) exclusive to the e-book publication.“We preferred to explore shades of grey and collected the writing around politics and power, or everyday heroism,” said Anna Rafferty, director of product, creative and content at Pottermore, “So much of the joy of working with J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world is in its richness – heroic characters have secret weaknesses, power seduces even the kindest of souls and some magical hardships, like lycanthropy, seem almost impossible to bear.’An excerpt from Pottermore Presents: Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous HobbiesThe third and final e-book, Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies, is collected writings about the teachers of Hogwarts through the years and some of their histories. The new piece in this e-book, authored by Rowling for this piece, will cover Professor McGonnagal. It’s not yet clear if the biography extends to her time as Headmistress of Hogwarts as portrayed in Cursed Child. Looks like we’ll have to find out in September.If the first blast in Pottermore Presents ends in financial success for the Wizarding World that otherwise is focused on screenplays, it wouldn’t be as much a surprise to see the Magical History of North America pieces collected into a single e-book later on down the line. We’d likely have to wait until after the release of Fantastic Beasts, whose plot events would probably have great consequence on a modern history of wizarding America. <>last_img read more

Chris Jericho deletes comment defending Bill DeMott

first_img John Cena Says WWE Doesn`t Need Him Twitter Pinterest Chris Jericho to defend the AEW World Championship against Cody at Full Gear PPV Tony Khan talks to the media after All Out, addresses Jon Moxley, Chris Jericho and more WhatsApp Google+ Now Playing Up Next Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Chris Jericho quietly deleted a comment off of Twitter earlier today that he made yesterday in defense of NXT head trainer Bill DeMott based off of recent allegations made against DeMott by former NXT developmental talent Austin Matelson (Judas Devlin) about how DeMott treats talent in developmental. Jericho had tweeted the following:“Hey @BillDeMott is a good friend & great trainer. If u can’t handle it then quit. My training at #HartBrothers camp was 10,000 times worse!”Jericho’s comment led to former WWE star and current TNA wrestler EC3 (Derrick Bateman in WWE) to tweet out the following in response:“I love/sacrificed for pro wrestling. A Hart can stretch me any day. A know nothing dipshit slapping me when I’m concussed is different.”Other former NXT developmental talent, including Ryan Nemeth (Briley Pierce), former WWE wrestler Trent Baretta and independent wrestler Joey Ryan have also commented on the situation in support of Matelson’s claims.Also today, another former NXT developmental talent, Drew Donovan (Chase Donovan), commented on the situation via Facebook with the following:For the record,Everything coming out in this WWE Developmental fiasco is pretty much one hundred percent true. More people would speak out if it weren’t for that “maybe they’ll hire me back” mentality.Not bitching, complaining, trying to correct an injustice, looking for a handout, or anything. Just saying. Now stop messaging me for confirmation and let me be depressed about turning 30.WWE commented on the situation yesterday, releasing a statement that said they did a full investigation and couldn’t find anything that supported Matelson’s claims against DeMott.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Rescheduling San Jose NXTVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:38/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:34 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Vin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ scenecenter_img Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Tallahassee Police find Chris Jericho’s stolen AEW Championship on the side of the road Becky Lynch `WWE 24` Documentary Premier Date Announced Facebook Now Playing Up Next Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Triple Hlast_img

Friends family remember Vancouver police sergeant

first_imgVancouver Police Sgt. Wayne C. Reynolds was diagnosed nine months ago with a rare, aggressive form of lymphoma that typically strikes men two decades his senior. He immediately started chemotherapy, only to join the 17 percent of mantle cell lymphoma patients for whom chemotherapy doesn’t work. He then tried a drug, recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration, to suppress his cancer. After that failed, he hoped for a breakthrough in treatment options.Reynolds, who worked for the Vancouver Police Department for 24 years, faced his diagnosis and prognosis with courage, the Rev. Gary Lazzeroni said Tuesday during a memorial Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church.“There is no fear in love,” Lazzeroni said, quoting from the Gospel of John.Reynolds, who enjoyed a variety of assignments including patrol, property crimes and traffic, died March 11. He was 46.As pallbearers brought in his casket, police officers lined the center aisle, slowly raising a hand in a salute while Sgt. Brian Kelly from the Portland Police Bureau played bagpipes. Other officers escorted Reynolds’ wife, Nichola, and their daughters Kathryn, 21, and Samantha, 15.Police Chief James McElvain followed, with Assistant Chief Chris Sutter and Acting Assistant Chief Mike Lester.“Wayne was able to love his way through his disease,” Lazzeroni said, speaking to a crowd of approximately 300 people. Love from God, family, co-workers and life-nourishing friendships “chased away any thought that his disease was some kind of punishment.”Lazzeroni said Reynolds was transformed by the fight for his life and the realization he wasn’t in control.He knew there was a place for him in God’s house, the priest said.“We did not want him to go there this soon. He did not want to go there this soon. But go there he has, with courage and faith,” Lazzeroni said.last_img read more

Road clash kills female medical student

first_imgA female student of Pabna Medical College was killed in a road accident at Central Bus Terminal in Pabna on Wednesday, reports UNB.The deceased is Taniza Haider, 22, a third year student of the college and daughter of Sammak Haider, from Rajshahi.The accident took place in the afternoon when a cement-laden truck hit a motorbike carrying Tazina and her friend, said Rafsan Zami Islam, sub-inspector of Pabna Sadar police station.Tazina died on the spot while her friend sustained injuries, he added.last_img read more