Filipinos fail to finish Gilas stint on a high note despite win over Iran

first_imgFEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo “Overall, it was a good tournament for us,” he said. “Not only did we leave a good impression (to the fans and foes) here considering that this team has been together for just three weeks. It speaks well of the program.“Unfortunately, it could have ended better for us.”Gilas lost to Canada, South Korea and Lithuania, but those were games that the players impressed Reyes the most.“Against Korea, we shot poorly but defended very well,” Reyes said. “It was the same thing against Canada and Lithuania. I was very happy with (the defensive effort the players showed in) those games.”Christian Standhardinger was the third and plast player in twin digits for Gilas with 13 as Reyes opted to play Jio Jalalon just over 13 minutes.ADVERTISEMENT The team planes back to Manila on Monday morning after which Reyes meets with fellow coaches and the leadership of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas to come up with the final 12-man roster for the Fiba Asia Championship slated in Lebanon starting August 8.Members of the team that played the Jones Cup, most of them anyway, are already slated to see action in Kuala Lumpur where the country shoots for an 18th gold medal. Troy Rosario and Baser Amer are listed to join the team.The Scores:GILAS PILIPINAS 90 – Myers 21, Wright 20, Standhardinger 13, Pogoy 9, Ravena 8, Cruz 5, Parks 5, Ferrer 3, Jose 2, Tolomia 2, Pessumal 2, Jalalon 0.IRAN 82 – Pazrofteh 21, Soleymani 21, Khajehzadeh 12, Mozafarivanani 11, Rezaeifar 11, Beigiharchegani 3, Falahat 2, Shaharian Nasl 1, Mohammadi 0, Rezaei 0, Reaei 0.Quarters: 26-22; 50-42; 70-62; 90-82.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PBA: Hotshots pound Elite in fourth quarter for first win CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/JIM CHOUTAIPEI – Gilas Pilipinas played with control practically all game on Sunday night and clipped a young Iran squad, 90-82, but it wasn’t exactly the high note finish to the Filipinos’ Jones Cup Invitational campaign that coach Chot Reyes was shooting for.In fact, he saw the victory by the Filipinos in an entirely different light.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gamescenter_img MOST READ View comments National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet “I thought this was the worst game we played here,” Reyes said after the Filipinos closed out with a 6-3 record to finish fourth and out of the medal. “We played a lot, lot better in the games we lost.”Mike Myers scored 21 points and had 11 rebounds and Matthew Wright tossed in 20 for the Filipinos, who were dragged into a see-sawing game by this Iranian team whose stars stayed home to prepare for bigger tournaments ahead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“Maybe the players were tired already,” Reyes said after their ninth game in the same number of days. “Or, they may have overlooked Iran. I really thought we played well below our potential in this game.”Still, Reyes believes that this Gilas squad, the core of which will be representing the country in the Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia late next month, represented the national program well and was able to provide the feeling of home to the thousands of OFWs who went to see the games at Taipei Peace Basketball Hall here. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’last_img read more

After scripting Team India’s success story, coach Gary Kirsten makes Proteas No 1 in all formats

first_imgAfter scripting India’s success story in the international cricket, its former South African coach Gary Kirsten has been busy repeating the show for his home team. Even as Team India continue to miss Guru Gary post their ICC World Cup 2011 feat, the wily coach has now scripted unprecedented success by guiding the South Africans to the summit in all three formats of the game.South Africa’s crushing 80-run win over England on Tuesday’s ODI helped the team stamp their supremacy by becoming the first to hold the No 1 ranking in all 3 formats.South Africa’s historic triumph is a testament to the magic of the man who first steered the Indians to the summit in Tests and One Day Internationals (ODIs) before returning to his home team to guide his very own to unparalleled history.Under the able guidance of Kirsten, the South Africans have clearly looked a class apart — solid and clinical — raising the bar in all formats. His crystal clear mantra and behind the scenes approach has powered the Proteas to some fantastic wins in Tests, ODIs and Twenty-20s in the last 12 months. Their performances highlight South Africa’s dominance.Understandably, South Africa’s skipper in the shorter formats A.B. De Villers was delighted at his team’s remarkable achievement. He, however, insisted that the ranking game was a mere bonus for the side and not their primary goal.In the past, the South Africans have had the infamous tag of chokers. However, Kirsten as their coach has managed to instil in his boys some much-needed self-belief and intent to be all-conquering. These proved to be the factors that helped South Africa scale the summit of Test cricket, ODIs and T20s.Packed with an array of match winners and a quality support staff, the Proteas have truly emerged as the team to beat.South African Test captain Graeme Smith said earlier this month: “I am proud of each guy (in the team). I think there was contribution across the board. There wasn’t just one or two individuals that carried us. Everyone stepped up when they needed to.”From following tried and tested methods to adopting the extreme, Kirsten has shown willingness to go beyond the obvious to guide his team to the peak. While the potent Proteas unit might have scripted history in England, their coach can certainly be trusted that he would not rest until he guides his men to World Cup glory come 2015 down under.advertisementlast_img read more

Still up in the air

first_imgAteneo nailed top spot on Sunday, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that bitter rival La Salle is right behind.ADVERTISEMENT Tougher road to four-peat for La Salle after loss to FEU MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles LATEST STORIES Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Philippine Arena Interchange inauguratedcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Heather Guino-o unloaded 24 points, while teammate Jerrili Malabanan chipped in 15 as the Lady Tamaraws exacted revenge over their losses to the three-time defending champion Lady Spikers that dates all the way back to last season’s Finals.“There is pressure on us [facing Ateneo in the Final Four] but we have to translate that into something positive to achieve that goal,” said Guino-o.La Salle finished with a 10-4 card like idle University of Santo Tomas. They dispute No. 2 Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Far Eastern University made sure of that on Sunday night after pulling out a come-from-behind 25-22, 13-25, 15-25, 27-25, 15-8 victory over the Lady Spikers that threw a monkey wrench in La Salle’s twice-to-beat bid in the UAAP women’s volleyball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Ateneo stamped its class over University of the East, carving out a 25-20, 27-25, 25-9 triumph earlier to assure itself of the No. 1 spot—and the first Final Four bonus that comes with it.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThere wasn’t a doubt about the outcome despite a packet of resistance offered by the Lady Warriors in the first two sets, as the Lady Eagles closed out the eliminations with a league-best 12-2 record.They will clash with the Lady Tamaraws, the No. 4 seeds who will go into the semifinals with all the morale boost they could get after that thrilling conquest of the Lady Spikers. View commentslast_img read more

Central assistance for school kitchen devices may be revised

first_imgNew Delhi, Mar 3 (PTI) The HRD ministry today said that there is a proposal to revise norms for providing Central Assistance for kitchen devices in schools.In a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha, HRD minister Smriti Irani said that the Centre provides Rs 5000 per school to states for procurement of kitchen utensils as well as for replacement of kitchen devices every five years.”There is a proposal in the Ministry to revise norms for providing Central Assistance for kitchen devices linked to enrolment in schools,” she said.In a written reply to another question, Irani said that as per census 2011, there are 9,36,36,111 people in the country who speak Urdu. PTI ADS RGlast_img

Wake-up call

first_imgMOST READ “It’s all part of the game. I just focused on making my shots,” said Oftana, the leading MVP candidate, in Filipino.James Canlas nearly registered a triple-double with 21 points, nine rebounds and seven assists for the Lions, who will go for a sweep in their much-awaited encounter with the Lyceum Pirates exactly a week from now.“We have been winning because of our defense. We had to go back to the basics after that lousy first half,” said San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez.Evan Nelle again showed why he’s the league’s assist leader, dishing out nine. Donald Tankoua and AC Soberano finished with 13 and 10 points, respectively.As for the Blazers, their ninth defeat in 16 games pushed them off the cliff and out of the semifinal race.ADVERTISEMENT All it took was a wayward elbow on his throat for Calvin Oftana to get going on Thursday.After hitting the deck in the third period because of a Justin Gutang elbow, Oftana responded with 14 points in a key San Beda run as the Red Lions moved to within another win of sweeping the elimination round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament following a 95-73 win over St. Benilde at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT View comments As Alab seeks redemption, Fil-Am standout eyes validation Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. This jewelry designer is also an architectcenter_img Becoming his own man Noah Lugo fired 22 points, including a crucial momentum-shifting three, as Mapua secured a 90-73 win over San Sebastian in the other game.The Cardinals notched their eighth win in 16 games to stay alive for a semifinal appearance to the disappointment of the Stags.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Oftana hit the Blazers where it hurt the most as the Red Lions roared to their 17th straight win. Win No. 18 will give San Beda outright entry into the best-of-three title series.The Blazers seemed in control at the start of the third period, but an unsportsmanlike offensive foul called on a driving Gutang for hitting Oftana altered the entire complexion of the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSBecoming his own manWith Gutang on the bench, Oftana began to hit his stride and joined hands with Pedro Alfaro to reverse the fortunes of the Lions, who went from five points down to a stunning 17-point advantage near the end of the third quarter.Jarred but hardly bothered, Oftana—after presiding upon that dazzling breakaway—finished with a career-high 29 points. Undas tradition: 2 mom’s crusade against trash at cemeteries PLAY LIST 01:44Undas tradition: 2 mom’s crusade against trash at cemeteries00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Rio 2016, Day 13: As it happened

first_imgHello and welcome to our LIVE Coverage of the 13th day of the Rio Olympics. Catch all the live updates here.Live Updates:7.10 IST: Athletics: Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt wins third successive gold in Men’s 200m event with a time of 19.78 seconds. Canada’s Andre De Grasse takes the Silver medal while Christophe Lemaitre from France bags the Bronze. This is Bolt’s sixth individual Olympic gold medal. ?? @usainbolt #JAM has won #Gold in the 200m, defending his London 2012 title and completeing 2/3 of the triple-triple! #Athletics Rio 2016 (@Rio2016_en) August 19, 2016.@usainbolt wins #gold in men’s 200m! Congrats! Time = 19.78! #Olympics #athletics Olympics (@Olympics) August 19, 20166.55 IST: Athletics: Next up is the Men’s 200m Final which will see Jamaican legend Usain Bolt in action.6.55 IST: Athletics: Croatian Sara Kolak wins Gold in Women’s Javelin Throw final with the best throw of 66.18 meters, Sunette Viljoen of South Africa takes Silver, while Barbora Spotakova from Czech Republic bags the Bronze. 6.50 IST: Athletics: USA’s Delilah Muhammad wins Gold in Women’s 400m Hurdles Final with a time of 53.13 seconds to become the first American to win this event. Denmark’s Sara Slott Petersen settles for Silver, while Ashley Spencer of USA bags the Bronze. 6.32 IST: Athletics: USA’s Ashton Eaton wins Gold in the Men’s 1500m Decathlon with 8893 points and also equaled his own Olympic Record in the process, Kevin Mayer (8834 points) of France takes Silver, while Damian Warner (8666 points) from Canada bags the Bronze. Ashton has become only the third Decathlete to defend his Olympic Gold medal.advertisement6.00 IST: Athletics: Ryan Crouser from USA wins Gold in Men’s Shot Put final while his compatriot Joe Kovacs settles for Silver, and the Bronze goes to New Zealand’s Tomas Walsh.   Ryan Crouser (#USA) wins #gold and breaks the OR in men’s shot put! Result – 22.52m. Congrats! #Olympics #athletics Olympics (@Olympics) August 19, 20164.52 IST: BREAKING: Narsingh Yadav’s Rio dreams over, wrestler handed four-year ban by CAS.Indian wrestler Narsingh Yadav’s dream of competing at the ongoing Rio Olympics has come to an end with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) upholding the World Anti Doping Agency’s (WADA) appeal against the clean chit given to him in a doping violation case.The ad hoc division of the CAS, which met here on Thursday to hear the WADA’s appeal against the clearance to Narsingh by the National Anti Doping Agency (NADA), also slapped a four-year ban on the Mumbai wrestler.”It is very sad and unfortunate. We were hopeful until the last proceeding of the CAS that he will get through which unfortunately did not happen,” Indian Chef de Mission Rakesh Gupta told IANS after the hearing.”It is really very sad because he had a real potential to clinch a medal.””WADA filed an urgent application before the CAS ad hoc division to challenge the decision of NADA India to exonerate Narsingh Yadav following two positive anti-doping tests with methandienone on June 25 and July 5. The athlete asserted that he was the victim of sabotage (food/drink tampering) by another person. WADA requested that a four-year period of ineligibility be imposed on the athlete,” the CAS said in a statement.”The CAS panel did not accept the argument of the athlete that he was the victim of sabotage and noted that there was no evidence that he bore no fault, nor that the anti-doping rule violation was not intentional. Therefore the standard four-year period of ineligibility was imposed by the panel,” the statement added.Narsingh was embroiled in a doping controversy in the run up to the Olympics, but was cleared by the NADA ahead of the Games. 4.00 IST: Wrestling: Canada’s Erica Wiebe beats Kazakhstan’s Guzel Manyurova to clinch Gold in women’s freestyle 75kg.2.58 IST: Argentina clinch maiden men’s hockey Gold after registering a 4-2 win over Belgium in the final. Congratulations to #ARG Men’s #Hockey team for taking the #Gold in their first ever Olympic final! #Silver – #BEL Rio 2016 (@Rio2016_en) August 18, 20162.15 IST: Hockey: Argentina lead Belgium 3-1 at half-time in the men’s Gold medal match. Pedro Ibarra, Ignacio Ortiz and Gonzalo Peillat scored for the South Americans, while Tanguy Cosyns has scored the lone goal for Belgium so far. 00.43 IST: Great Britain’s Alistair Brownlee and Jonathan Brownlee take Gold and Silver in men’s Triathlon respectively. Henri Schoman takes Bronze. #JPN defeats #DEN in the women’s badminton doubles. #Badminton Rio 2016 (@Rio2016_en) August 18, 2016#CRO wins first ever Olympic #sailing gold!!! #AUS wins @470 silver, #GRE bronze #Rio2016 #worldsailing. What a race #WorldSailing (@worldsailing) August 18, 201622.28 IST: Amazing performance by Sindhu. India is proud of her: Sports Minister Vijay Goel.22.27 IST: NEWS! A male weightlifter from Kyrgyzstan became the first athlete at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics to be stripped of a medal after a positive drug test.Izzat Artykov tested positive for strychnine after winning the bronze medal in the 69-kilogram division, the Court of Arbitration’s anti-doping division said Thursday.The 22-year-old lifter’s medal was taken away and he was kicked out of the games. 22.19 IST: Carolina Marin is a world champion, let us not underestimate her: PV Sindhu’s father PV Ramana to India Today.22.11 IST: Last few days reminded me of my Olympic days. Was not able to sleep: Coach Pullela Gopichand after PV Sindhu storms into final. Alistair BROWNLEE #GBR takes #Gold in #Triathlon. Brother Jonathan #GBR 2nd & Henri SCHOEMAN #RSA 3rd. Rio 2016 (@Rio2016_en) August 18, 2016.@Pvsindhu1 (#IND) defeats @nozomi_o11 (#JPN) to advance to the finals in women’s singles! #badminton #Olympics Olympics (@Olympics) August 18, 201621.10 IST: That’s it! India are assured of a Silver medal as PV Sindhu thrashes Okuhara of Japan to set up final against world No. 1 Carolina Marin of Spain. 21.14 IST: BADMINTON! Okuhara is not ready to give up but Sindhu manages to maintain a 11-10 lead in the second game. 20.58 IST: BADMINTON! PV Sindhu takes the first game 21-19 vs Okuhara of Japan in women’s singles semis. Kerron Clement wins #Gold in the 400m Hurdles with 47.43. He won a #Silver in 2008. #Athletics Rio 2016 (@Rio2016_en) August 18, 2016#USA women 4x100m team drops baton in heat. Team finishes in 1:06.71. #Athletics Rio 2016 (@Rio2016_en) August 18, 201620.46 IST: BADMINTON! Okuhara bounces back after the break to earn four points. Sindhu leads 12-1020.42 IST: BADMINTON! PV Sindhu has looked dominant so far as she has extended her lead to 11-6 vs Okuhara. 20.34 IST: BADMINTON! PV Sindhu leads 5-3 in the first game vs Okuhara of Japan in the second semi-final. 20.26 IST: WRESTLING! Bad news for Indian fans as Babita Kumari is now out of medal contention after her pre-quarters opponent Maria Prevolaraki of Greece fails to enter the final of Women’s Freestyle 53 kg category.#GOLD #SILVER #BRONZE Here are the latest country medal standings: #Rio2016 Rio 2016 (@Rio2016_en) August 18, 2016#SVK,#ITA and #RUS were the first to make the cycling transition at men’s #Triathlon Plenty more to go! Rio 2016 (@Rio2016_en) August 18, 2016Congratulations #ESP #gold #GBR #silver #LTU #bronze Men’s K2 200m #canoesprint Olympics (@Olympics) August 18, 201619.34 IST: BADMINTON! PV Sindhu vs Nozomi Okuhara of Japan women’s singles semis.19.22 IST: WRESTLING! Babita Kumari loses to Maria Prevolaraki of Greece 1-5 in Women’s Freestyle 53 kg 1/8 Final.19.14 IST: WRESTLING! Babita Kumari vs Maria Prevolaraki of Greece Women’s Freestyle 53 kg 1/8 Final gets underway.  advertisementCongrats Lurii Cheban #UKR on winning #GOLD in 200m #Canoesprint in a close race! Results: Rio 2016 (@Rio2016_en) August 18, 201618.55 IST: WRESTLING! Babita Kumari vs Maria Prevolaraki of Greece Women’s Freestyle 53 kg 1/8 Final to get underway. 18.50 IST: BADMINTON! Carolina Marin of Spain beats defending champion Li Xuerui of China 21-14, 21-16 to enter women’s singles final.Congratulations I.Cheban #UKR #gold V.Demyanenko #AZE #silver I.Queiroz #BRA #bronze Men’s C1 200m #CanoeSprint Olympics (@Olympics) August 18, 2016Congrats, #GER #gold #SRB #silver #AUS #bronze! Men’s K2 1.000m #CanoeSprint Olympics (@Olympics) August 18, 2016Good morning! ??? #Olympics Olympics (@Olympics) August 18, 2016BADMINTONIndia’s ace shuttler PV Sindhu will take on Nozomi Okuhara of Japan for a spot in the final of the women’s singles event.WRESTLINGBabita Kumari begins her campaign today. She will take on Maria Previlaraki of Greece in Women’s Freestyle 53kg 1/8 Final (pre-quarters.ATHLETICSThe reigning king of track is back in his kingdom, lining up at Rio’s Olympic Stadium for what he hopes is his 8th gold medal.The biggest drama about Usain Bolt in the 200 meter sprint Thursday may not be whether he wins, but whether he cracks the once-thought-untouchable 19-second barrier. The Jamaican sprinter already owns both the world record at 19.19 seconds, and Olympic record at 19.30.His challengers include Canadian Andre De Grasse and LaShawn Merritt of the United States.In other medal events, Kerron Clement of the United States and Jamaica’s Annsert Whyte compete in the 400 meter hurdles while American Ashton Eaton is leading after the first day in the men’s decathalon.South Africa’s Caster Semenya runs in the women’s 800 meters while American runners are seeking gold in the women’s 400 hurdles. Joe Kovacs of the United States is favored in the shot put, and the women will compete in javelin.last_img read more

Samantha Stosur withdraws from U.S. Open with injured hand

first_imgFormer U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur of Australia has withdrawn from the tournament with an injured right hand, organisers said on Friday.The 33-year-old world number 43 has not competed since her fourth round loss at the French Open to Latvia’s eventual champion Jelena Ostapenko in June.Stosur, who won her lone grand slam title at the 2011 U.S. Open when she upset Serena Williams in straight sets, suffered the stress fracture in her hand during a third round clash with American Bethanie Mattek-Sands at Roland Garros.Stosur’s withdrawal has opened up a place for Germany’s Annika Beck in the main draw at the year’s final grand slam, to be played from August 28-September 10 in New York.last_img


first_imgCedar County authorities in Nebraska are asking for the public’s help in locating 44-year-old Kevin Robert Haug, previously of Fordyce, Nebraska.Haug is wanted in connection with an alleged early morning knife attack Tuesday in Cedar County.He may be located in the Yankton or Brookings, South Dakota, area.Haug is accused of felony Attempted Murder in the First Degree; Assault in the First Degree; Burglary; Use of a Deadly Weapon to Commit a Felony; and Possession of a Deadly Weapon to Commit a Felony.Court documents state that Haug attacked 58-year-old James Olson at Haug’s wife’s Fordyce residence with a pair of knives.Haug’s daughter told police that her father had broken into the home and she found him hiding inside around 4am.Olson was taken to a Yankton hospital by ambulance with several stab wound injuries.Cedar County Attorney Ed Matney cautions that “Members of the public should not approach Haug. Instead, they should contact law enforcement right away.”last_img read more

10 months agoSouthampton pair Josh Sims and Alfie Jones return from loans

first_imgSouthampton pair Josh Sims and Alfie Jones return from loansby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton winger Josh Sims and defender Alfie Jones have both returned to the club from loan spells at Reading and St Mirren respectively.21-year-old Sims made 18 appearances for Reading during the opening half of the campaign, and now begins work at Staplewood Campus again under Ralph Hasenhüttl.North of the border, Jones gained valuable experience as he made 15 appearances in the Scottish Premiership for the Buddies, scoring two goals in the process.He too will have the chance to impress the new boss having returned to the south coast. TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

2 days agoLeeds boss Bielsa blasts Arsenal legend Wright: You’re not helping

first_imgLeeds boss Bielsa blasts Arsenal legend Wright: You’re not helpingby Paul Vegas2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa insists he will keep selecting the team on his terms.Bielsa insists he won’t be rushed into finding a way to fit Patrick Bamford and Eddie Nketiah into the same team after yet another crucial goal for the Arsenal starlet.Nketiah emerged from the bench to net a late equaliser for Leeds at Preston to leave them second in the Championship.Gunners legend Ian Wright took to Twitter to urge Bielsa to start the England Under-21 international after his third Championship goal of the campaign. “We have never proved this kind of combination in our training,” Bielsa said of the possibility of the strike duo playing in tandem.”In the international break, Nketiah is not with us, because we play twice a week and when we prepare in the week there are few spaces to try these kinds of things.”When you have a series of bad results and you have to find a different solution, that [kind of series] hasn’t happened. I think that all this around Bamford and Nketiah doesn’t help both of them.”It is natural that people argue about my decision because they don’t have all the reasons I have. I want both of them to be a success this year. We have 46 matches or 50 matches.”We are in the first 25 per cent of the competition. I think that we have time so I can find a way that both of them shine. If this doesn’t happen, it is going to be a mistake of mine.” TagsLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Emancipation Message 2018 by Prime Minister The Most Hon. Andrew Holness

first_imgMy fellow Jamaicans,Each year, the Emancipation celebrations give us an opportunity to reflect on the struggle of our ancestors for freedom, against a system that denied them their dignity and humanity, often through brutally oppressive and violent means. It must have been a euphoric day, today the first of August, 180 years ago, when our forebear gathered in their village, and churches to rejoice and give thanks.Free! free at last, free at last. Thank God Almighty we are free at last! I can only imagine the tears of joy that would have rolled down the cheeks of our oppressed forefathers, replacing the tears that came from the whip on their backs. They must have celebrated this day as the beginning of a new life for them and for us, their generations to come. It must have been a time of great hope and optimism. A wide embrace of freedom and a determined rejection of the system of violence used to oppress to them.Freedom was a gradual process of securing rights. On that fateful Friday morning, the first day in August 1838, our forebears assumed the full right to work for their own account and enjoy the benefits therefrom, their children could no longer be taken at the master’s pleasure, they no longer faced the threat of the pain of the whip, or the ultimate enforcement, death. They could settle lands and live in peace in their villages. The system, that classified them as property and denied them personhood and agency came to an end. The immoral system that gave legal authority to enslavers to use violence including the deprivation of life to force and subjugate our ancestors to submit came to an end.In setting aside today, we stand, as our ancestors stood, looking back at the brutality and violence meted out to us, and rejecting it, and looking forward at the boundless opportunities of our freedom, determined to realize them. The passage of time can erase the profundity of our historic experience, leading us to take for granted or even forget our connections to the past. The danger of forgetfulness is to repeat the danger we forgot. Isn’t it ironic that we as a people who suffered under systematic violence and brutality inflicted by enslavers, we are now inflicting violence on ourselves and depriving our own people of freedom. I am certain that Sam Sharpe would be very disappointed at how pervasive and acceptable violence has become in society and culture. Indeed, violence is systematic in our social transactions:in how we discipline our children, we beat them to teach right from wrong, but in doing so we teach them that the only way to correct a wrong is through the application of pain – violence,in our intimate partner relations, violence, spousal battering often by men and often leading to the murder of entire families,in domestic matters, family members escalating simple disputes to loss of life,in our community interactions, the proverbial stepping on the toe in the dance leading to harm, and even death, creating an unending cycle of our music and cultural expressions that claim only to reflect but end up projecting and promoting violence,However, what would be incomprehensible to Sam Sharpe, would  be the organized violence of gangs and dons against their own people. Yes…the new oppressors, denying our people their freedom, the new slavery masters who use the gun instead of the whip, to extort hardworking Jamaicans of their earnings, to demand daughters as tribute from their mothers, and recruit our sons into the murderous gangs, to drive fear into entire communities through threat of pain and the enforcement of death.Today, in as much as we celebrate the beginning of our freedom from enslavement, we are also celebrating the end of the violent system that oppressed our forefathers. We must never forget that, not as motivation to hate, but as a reminder to love and respect ourselves. The enslavers dehumanized our forefathers, as chattel, property, not entitled to love, or dignity, or the inviolability of their  physical being,  in order to justify the use of violence on them. Unfortunately, we are seeing an emerging culture that dehumanize and objectify our people and devalue their life. There is a growing lack of respect of the inviolability and sanctity of the physical human form and the right to life. This creates a permissible attitude to wantonly use violence against each other in our society.The violence inflicted on us as a people in our history should not be allowed to imprint itself in a patterned behavior of self-hate. It was the recognition of our humanity, our equality, our dignity and love for our people that lead forefathers like Sam Sharpe to resist the system of enslavement. The emancipation that resulted was not merely that we are free to do as we wish, our freedom must evolve to a deeper understanding and respect for rights and responsibility, both for ourselves and others.Today as we examine our past, let us take lessons from it to address the epidemic of violence that face us.Today, lets us commit to emancipate our communities from the criminal gangs and dons that take away the freedom of our people cowering under their beds in fear. Free yourself of the notion that the violent criminal gangs cannot be brought to end. Resist them by using the trustworthy channels to provide information to the authorities. Your government is working assiduously to erode the criminal gangs and dons and with your help we will bring their tyranny to an end.Today, we must commit to teaching our children to respect life and the inviolability of the person. Physical pain doesn’t have to be inflicted to get compliance and brutality never rights a wrong.Today, let us dismiss this foolish notion that violence is a demonstration of loveToday, let us commit to being kinder, gentler, more patient, and more civil with each other.Today, let us emancipate ourselves from violence.last_img read more

Barca on cusp of La Liga triumph after win over Real Sociedad

first_imgMadrid: Barcelona are closing in on their eighth La Liga title in 11 years after Clement Lenglet and Jordi Alba both scored in a 2-1 win over Real Sociedad on Saturday. Victory means Barca only have to beat Alaves on Tuesday and then Levante next Saturday to be crowned champions at Camp Nou, while three points against Alaves will be enough on its own if Atletico Madrid then lose to Valencia on Wednesday. Whether in three days or seven, it is now surely only a matter of when rather than if Ernesto Valverde’s side successfully defend their trophy, despite Atletico keeping the gap to nine points after they edged past Eibar earlier on Saturday. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh”We have to get it out of our heads that we are nine points clear,” Valverde said. “We now have three days until we play again and it will be difficult.” Wrapping it up early though would allow Barcelona the luxury of focusing completely on the Champions League, which could give them an advantage over their semi-final opponents Liverpool, who seem to be embroiled in a Premier League race to the finish with Manchester City. But this was no stroll, with Real Sociedad pulling level in the second half thanks to Juanmi’s equaliser, even if parity lasted less than two minutes. Lionel Messi might not have scored but it was his cute pass that teed up the excellent Alba to score the winner after Lenglet had earlier powered in a header from Ousmane Dembele’s cross.last_img read more

Moroccan Lawyers Call for Outlawing French Language in Courts

Rabat – The Head of the Bar Association in Rabat, Mohamed Barikou, issued a note on Monday, urging his lawyer colleagues to “dismiss all documents or files presented in the French language to every court and demand their translation in Arabic.”The note calls for lawyers in Rabat demand Arabic translations for all legal documents originally presented to the courts in French, to ensure the application of justice:“I invite you to dismiss all documents published in French language and demand for their translation in Arabic,” Barikou stressed, underscoring the application Rabat’s Administrative Court of Appeals’ latest decision, which launched on January, 31, 2018. Initially presented in June, 2017, the appeals court calls for a ban of the French language in all legal documents, describing its use by Morocco’s state institution as “illegal” and “unconstitutional, as it is not included in the country’s law.”The court also references the fifth article of Morocco’s Constitution, which recognizes Arabic as the official state language, and calls for the ban to be applied in line with a previous request conjointly made by National League of Arabic Language and former head of the Bar Association, Abderrahman Benamrou. read more

GE 1Q Earnings Snapshot

BOSTON (AP) _ General Electric Co. (GE) on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $3.59 billion, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.On a per-share basis, the Boston-based company said it had net income of 41 cents. Earnings, adjusted to account for discontinued operations, came to 14 cents per share.The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 9 cents per share.The industrial conglomerate posted revenue of $27.29 billion in the period, also surpassing Street forecasts. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $26.92 billion.GE shares have risen 29% since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index has risen 17%. The stock has declined 32% in the last 12 months._____This story was generated by Automated Insights ( using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on GE at Associated Press read more

Donaldson study predicts diesel fuel injection systems will require even higher efficiency

first_imgFollowing on from IM’s report on ever more stringent diesel particulate emission standards in the February issue, Donaldson, a leading, worldwide manufacturer of filtration systems and parts, has recognised Phillip Johnson, Director, Liquid Filtration, New Business Development at Donaldson for his work on Fuel Filtration Reality Check, a study that predicts by 2010 that diesel injection systems will require much higher efficiency filtration below 5µm and need to be significantly cleaner than the technology allows today. Johnson delivered the study at the 9th International Filtration Conference in November 2008 hosted by Southwest Research Institute® and was awarded the Peter Herman Award for Outstanding Technical Presentation. In the study, Johnson discusses how engine design and available fuel types have changed significantly in the past 20 years based on legislation, regulation and rapidly escalating oil prices. Yet, fuel specifications and fuel filtration have seen little change. He concludes that providing clean fuel throughout the distribution channel will become a prerequisite for diesel engine applications.Johnson also outlines the filtration industry’s need for new standards and new ‘systems’ technologies to measure fine particulate and other contaminants. “Stakeholders, such as fuel companies, distributors, suppliers, engine manufacturers and filter companies can no longer work in siloed environments within the supply chain to meet filtration requirements for engine manufacturers,” said Johnson. “Filtration solutions will need to take a ‘systems’ approach where we work in collaboration to provide the highest level of customer satisfaction.”To read “Fuel Filtration Reality Check” in its entirety, visit  or request a copy at (952) 887-3034.last_img read more

Weir Minerals Cerasmooth addresses FGD wear

first_imgWeir Minerals has announced an upgrade to its polymer-ceramic composite for the Flue Gas Desulphurisation (FGD) market, where mined limestone is ground and used used to remove sulphur dioxide from exhaust flue gases in coal fired power plants. Specially engineered for use in FGD applications, the new and improved Cerasmooth™ compound is designed to provide ultimate wear and corrosion resistance.“We are focused on the continuous improvement of our materials, which is why we have enhanced our existing formulation to improve component wear life and meet the ever more demanding market’s needs,” states Patrick Moyer, Executive Vice President of Engineering for Weir Minerals.Cerasmooth™ material was developed for the Warman® GSL pump series but can also be used for any acidic, light slurry application. The FGD application is very unique. It can experience wide variations in pH during operation and also contains erosive components in the slurry. This makes it difficult to select an optimum metal solution to cover the range of possible conditions. Materials used in this application need to be capable of handling these demanding and varying operating conditions.“At Weir Minerals, we provide value by delivering materials and solutions aligned to the industry’s needs, which is why we developed Cerasmooth material. The polymer matrix of Cerasmooth is almost impervious to the extremely acidic environments that can occur in FGD duties, and the ceramic filler provides outstanding wear resistance to the typical erosive particles in the slurry,” says Edward Humphries, Director of Research & Development for Weir Minerals.Cerasmooth™ compound has an equal combination of erosion and corrosion resistance, which work together to deliver optimum life in an FGD circuit, offering customers longer wear life than ever before. “Significant in-house wear testing has shown that up to 60% improvement over the previous polymer ceramic material offering can be obtained. This has been achieved by successfully improving the bond that holds the wear resistant silicon carbide grains in place during the wear process,” states Humphries.In addition, the uniquely formulated composite material boasts increased mechanical strength and improved strain characteristics. “Achieving flexible strength as high as double that seen in first generation materials,” says Humphries. By utilising Cerasmooth™ material, operators can significantly improve the service life of their pump compared to metal and rubber liners. Compared to a rubber lined pump, Cerasmooth™ compound has an increased ability to withstand the cutting damage that can be caused by pipe scale coming loose from the FGD circuit and passing through the pump.Cerasmooth™ material was developed through a rigorous process of testing various polymer binders and ceramic fillers to find the optimum combination to deliver the performance required.“Weir Minerals recognises the importance of material development for its customers and continuously produce state-of-the-art materials to improve component wear life.”last_img read more

What is it like to be a woman kidnapped by the Taliban

first_imgTHE TALIBAN KIDNAPPERS moved her to at least 13 homes, made her sleep on the ground, and kept asking where she’d been, what she’d done and whom she knew.Every few days, she would be given a chance to call her family.Still, the militants would push her only so far — they knew they needed to keep their bargaining chip in good shape.Fariba Ahmadi Kakar’s four-week ordeal ended this month after the Afghan government gave in to her captors’ demands to free some prisoners.In an interview with The Associated Press, the 39-year-old Afghan lawmaker gave a rare account of what it’s like for a woman to be held captive by the Islamist insurgents.“I wasn’t tortured. I wasn’t under constant stress. But I wasn’t free,” Kakar said.She’s also lucky to be alive.Since July, several prominent women have been attacked in Afghanistan.Among them: two police officers who were killed in the south, an Indian author living in eastern Afghanistan who was killed years after her memoir about 1990s life under Taliban rule became a Bollywood film; and a senator who was wounded in an ambush. These and other attacks on female leaders in recent years have generally been blamed on the Taliban, though the Afghan militant group, mindful of cultural sensitivities, usually does not admit to targeting women.Being a woman in the public eye is a special challenge in Afghanistan, where tribal and conservative Islamic mores have long subjected women across the social spectrum to violence and discrimination.The spotlight can be a shield, making men think twice about mistreating a woman and perhaps even guaranteeing that she’ll be assigned a bodyguard. At the same time, it can make a woman a more attractive target for insurgents hoping to spread fear and weaken confidence in the Afghan government.Kakar is one of 69 female lawmakers in the 249-seat lower house of parliament, and she’s never been naive about the danger she and other prominent Afghan women face. Still, her initial encounter with her kidnappers was so swift and shocking it’s still something of a blur today.Kakar, her four children, her bodyguard and her driver were traveling from southern Kandahar province to Kabul, the Afghan capital, when a handful of armed militants on motorbikes appeared ahead of them on the outskirts of Ghazni city. The gunmen made the driver turn off the highway onto a bumpy, dirt road that led to a small village.The militants put the group in the home of an Afghan Taliban family, separating the men from the women and saying little. Kakar, though, quickly began pleading with the captors to free her three daughters and son, ages 2 to 20.Kakar leads a privileged life compared to most Afghans, and she was deeply troubled by the poverty and ignorance around her. There were no beds to sleep on, the food was often “inedible,” and there was no sense of any government presence. When she needed medicine, she’d give the militants some of her own money so they could buy it for her.“The people in these villages don’t even know what vaccines are,” said Kakar, a former development worker whose constituency is in Kandahar city.The ordeal has left Kakar even more determined to pursue her political activism, especially in light of next year’s presidential election, which she says will be a “lie” when so many Afghans lack access to government services or basic information.I am even braver than before.I will defend Afghanistan, especially the women, until the last drop of my blood. All pictures: AP Photo/Rahmat GulRead: One killed, 18 injured in Taliban bomb at US consulatelast_img read more

Where to hide if a nuclear bomb is dropped on your city…

first_imgThis table shows that the optimum time to stay in a poor shelter before moving to a better but still inadequate one is 37 minutes. (Image: Dillon M. 2014 Determining optimal fallout shelter times following a nuclear detonation. Proc. R. Soc. A 2013.0693) One of the big advantages of the approach that this paper uses is that, to decide on a strategy, evacuation officials need to consider only the radiation levels near shelters and along evacuation routes — the overall pattern of the radioactive death-cloud does not factor into the models, and so decisions can be made quickly and in a decentralised way.Other researchers have analyzed other similar scenarios in papers, whose findings are summarised in the chart below: It’s the US Air Force’s 72nd birthday — here are 33 photos of it doing what it does best IF YOU FIND yourself in the vicinity of a recently detonated nuclear bomb, you might be wondering, “What should I do?”Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researcher Michael Dillon did some math to figure out the answer to that exact question. His findings were published this week in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical and Physical Sciences.The scenario: You are in a large city that has just been subjected to a single, low-yield nuclear detonation, between 0.1 and 10 kilotons (that’s a little smaller than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima).Studies have shown that you and up to 100,000 of your fellow citizens can be saved if you keep your radiation exposure quite low. That requires you to find a good place to hide and wait until the rescuers can make their way to you.US government guidance suggests hiding in a nearby building, but not all of them provide much shelter from nuclear fallout.Poor shelters, which include about 20 per cent of houses, are constructed of lightweight materials and lack basements. The best shelters are thick brick or concrete and come sans windows. A bomb shelter, really.This infographic from a government guide to the aftermath of nuclear attacks gives a rough idea on what makes a building a good or bad place to hide from fallout:Click here for a larger image. So, hiding in the sub-basement of a brick five story apartment building will leave you exposed to just 1/200th the amount of fallout radiation outside; hanging out in the living room of your one story wood frame house will only cut down the radiation by about one-half, which, if you are next to a nuclear explosion, will not do much to help you.What do you do if there isn’t a good shelter right near you? Should you stay in a crappy shelter, or risk exposure to find a better one? And how long should you wait?The researchers developed models to determine your best options.Read more: The man who built Canopy Growth into the world’s biggest cannabis grower before being ousted told us why he picked pet-food CBD and psychedelics for his next ventures Choose Your Own Adventure: Nuclear Bomb Blast. There are three possible paths: 1. Find the closest shelter and stay there; 2. Find an initial shelter, then move to a better one; Or 3. Walk and find a better shelter instead of staying in a crappy one. (Image: Dillon M. 2014 Determining optimal fallout shelter times following a nuclear detonation. Proc. R. Soc. A 2013.0693.)If you are immediately next to or in a solid shelter when the bomb goes off, stay there until the rescuers come to evacuate you to less radioactive vistas.If you aren’t already in a bomb shelter, but know a good shelter is about five minutes away — say you can see a large apartment building a few blocks away that would have a basement — the calculations suggest hoofing it over there quick and staying in place.But if the nice, thick-walled building would take about 15 minutes travel time, you can hole up in the flimsy shelter for a bit, but you should probably leave for better shelter before the timer hits 30 minutes.And while you are hoofing it around your now-radioactive neighborhood, pick up some beers and sodas. A study in the ’50s found they still tasted fine after a blast.Here are some general guidelines based on how decent your first and second shelters are: Survivalists are buying underground doomsday bunkers to prep for the apocalypse. Here’s what they look like. Scott Disick just flipped another home in California, and it’s listed for $6.89 million — double its original price. Here’s a look at the transformation. For a larger image, click here. READ: Iran to start eliminating nuclear materials from 20 January1983: Govt nervous about British nuclear plans and wanted cover ‘if anything went wrong’last_img read more

Teenager pleads guilty to repeatedly slamming door into girls head

first_img 32,768 Views Friday 15 Mar 2019, 6:05 AM Image: Shutterstock/Sean Wandzilak Mar 15th 2019, 6:06 AM A DUBLIN TEENAGER who repeatedly slammed a door into a girl’s head and set fire to her hair will be sentenced later for this and for assaulting a passerby with a broken bottle.A witness told gardaí that Dylan Lynch (18) told him to take a video of the door banging the teenage girl’s head and share it with friends on Snapchat.The witness said he did this using Lynch’s own phone. He said the girl, who’d been drinking vodka with a group in Lynch’s bedroom, had looked “drowsy” when she was put sitting up.He gave an account of Lynch taking a deodorant can and lighter and creating a flame at the back of the girl’s head. Lynch then started cutting clumps out of the girl’s singed hair and throwing them out the window.Garda Sarah Hogan told Monika Leech, prosecuting, that girls who had been with the injured party eventually took her out of the house. The girl and her mother complained to gardaí the following day.Lynch, of Avonbeg Gardens, Tallaght, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to assaulting the teenage girl at his home on 21 July 2018.He also pleaded guilty to assaulting a former Tallaght Hospital lab technician and robbing his phone at Sean Walsh Park, Tallaght, on 16 April 2018.Garda Gary Duffy said Lynch hit the lab technician about five times in the head with a vodka bottle, which broke during the assault. At times the injured party had tried to run away, but Lynch caught him and resumed the attack.The man, in a victim impact statement referred to in court, described receiving nine stitches to his left temple, staples to a wound on the top of his head and having to get his right ear glued.Duffy told Leech that the man had passed Lynch and two girls while walking home from work. He had noted Lynch looking worked up and agitated and that he had two vodka bottles.When Lynch threw one bottle onto the road, the injured party turned to face him as he was afraid of being assaulted by the second. Lynch took this as a confrontation and began the attack.Another man, not before the courts, joined in at the end of the assault holding a switchblade and the pair robbed the injured party’s phone. After this, the victim was able to run for help.The court heard the attack had influenced his decision to move abroad to work.Duffy agreed with Sarah Jane O’Callaghan, defending, that her client had a very dysfunctional background and that there had been tragic and violent deaths in his family.He accepted a psychological report assessment that since Lynch has been in custody he has had “a maturing of his insight” and an attitude change to crime and victims. No Comments By Aoife Nic Ardghail Short URL Share14 Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Shutterstock/Sean Wandzilak Teenager pleads guilty to repeatedly slamming door into girl’s head 18-year-old David Lynch has pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.last_img read more