San Beda barges into 12th straight Finals, ousts San Sebastian

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Volleyball star Denden Lazaro declines fan who attempts ‘akbay,’ stands up to ‘suplada’ comments QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Read Next The best-of-three championship series between Lyceum and San Beda begins on Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.David paced San Sebastian with 16 points and seven rebounds, Ryan Costelo got 15 markers, three boards, and three assists, and Calisaan had 10 points and nine rebounds in the losing effort.The Golden Stags may have gone down but not without a fight, slicing the lead down to five, 67-62 with 5:02 remaining.Unfortunately, Justine Mercado and Costelo were both meted with unsportsmanlike fouls in a span of a minute and the momentum went back the Red Lions’ way, allowing them to bring the lead back to 10, 72-62, with 3:41 left to play.San Beda also made a living from the charity stripe, going 25-of-36 from the free throw line against San Sebastian’s 3-of-6.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 The Scores:SAN BEDA 76 – Mocon 23, Bolick 21, Tankoua 13, Soberano 9, Potts 6, Presbitero 4, Abuda 0, Cariño 0, Doliguez 0, Noah 0, Tongco 0.SAN SEBASTIAN 71 – David 16, Costelo 15, Calisaan 10, Capobres 7, Calma 6, Gayosa 6, Bulanadi 4, Navarro 3, Ilagan 2, Mercado 2, Baetiong 0, Valdez 0.Quarters: 26-11, 44-31, 57-51, 76-71. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:12San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 9300:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gamescenter_img Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSan Beda powered its way to the NCAA Season 93 Finals with a 76-71 victory over San Sebastian in the stepladder semis Tuesday at Mall of Asia Arena and book its ticket to its 12th straight Finals appearance.Javee Mocon pumped in 23 points, 22 rebounds, and five blocks, while Robert Bolick drained 21 points on a 5-of-8 shooting from threw, on top of four boards and four assists as the two carried the Red Lions to the championship series once again.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Showing no signs of rust from their 19-day layoff, the Red Lions started the game like a house on fire with a 10-2 opening blast and went on to establish an 18-point lead, 32-14, after Bolick and AC Soberano drilled back-to-back threes with 8:51 remaining in the second quarter.But the Golden Stags bounced back, relying on the duo of Michael Calisaan and Jayson David to inch closer and cut the deficit to as low as four, 52-48, late in the third.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHowever, San Beda’s poise prevailed in the end as Mocon and Bolick put on the finishing touches to claim the win.“19 days off is really tough. But I give full credit to my players. They sacrificed a lot in preparation for this game,” said coach Boyet Fernandez. “We lost against Lyceum and I know people have been doubting us, but the players believed in themselves. I gave them my trust and they gave me this day.” MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Delhi Dynamos thrash Kerala Blasters in Indian Super League

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiJanuary 31, 2019UPDATED: January 31, 2019 22:48 IST Delhi Dynamos beat Kerala Blasters 2-0 (ISL Photo)HIGHLIGHTSDelhi Dynamos resumed their 2018-19 Indian Super League season with a convincing 2-0 win over Kerala BlastersThe three points helped Delhi Dynamos climb above Kerala Blasters to the eighth spot in the ISL standingsKerala are now winless in 13 matches in the ISLDelhi Dynamos resumed their 2018-19 Indian Super League season with a convincing 2-0 win over 10-man Kerala Blasters on Thursday at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi.A period of sustained pressure in the first half helped the hosts take the lead through Gianni Zuiverloon (29′). The home team stood firm to deal with the visitor’s threat in the second half to sealed their second win of the season when Rene Mihelic converted a penalty (90+4′) to make it 2-0.The three points helped Delhi Dynamos climb above Kerala Blasters to the eighth spot in the ISL standings courtesy of a head-to-head advantage. Josep Gombau’s team has 10 points from 13 matches and Kerala have the same tally, having played a game more. Also, Kerala are now winless in 13 matches in the ISL.Delhi’s new signing Ulises Davila announced his arrival in the 15th minute. The Mexican forward made room for a shot at the edge of the box with a fine touch before dispatching an attempt that went wide.The hosts asserted themselves in the game as the minutes went by. Davila’s movement caused the Kerala centre-backs trouble once again in the 24th minute. Lallianzuala Chhangte latched onto a pass on the left flank and delivered a teasing cross for Davila who sneaked in between Nemanja Lakic-Pesic and Sandesh Jhingan but failed to hit the target from close-range.Delhi broke the deadlock from a set-piece in the 29th minute. Mihelic’s out-swinging delivery found Zuiverloon unmarked inside the box and the defender volleyed the ball home to give his team the lead.advertisementA minute later, an excellent drilled cross by Nandhakumar Sekar from the right flank provided Mihelic with a chance to double his team’s lead but the Slovenian blazed his effort over the bar.Kerala almost clawed their way back into the game a minute after the restart. Stojanovic’s free-kick was headed on target by Lakic-Pesic but his looping effort was denied by the crossbar.A low throw-in by Cyril Kali in the 53rd minute caused confusion inside the box for the Delhi defence. Shubham Sarangi missed his attempt to clear, allowing Poplatnik to hit the ball on the turn but the striker shot wide.In the 72nd minute, another failed clearance, this time from a corner at the other end, allowed Chhangte to put his foot through the loose ball but the winger ended up slicing his effort into the side-netting.A scrappy period of football ensued in the final minutes and the Delhi defence stood firm to prevent a late Kerala comeback.A poor backpass by Sahal Samad in the final minute of injury time allowed Chhangte through on goal. Lalruatthara brought the forward down inside the box in an attempt to avert danger and instead, picked up a red card and conceded a penalty. Mihelic stepped up and scored from 12 yards as Delhi sealed the win.Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Indian Super League Next Delhi Dynamos thrash Kerala Blasters in Indian Super LeagueDelhi Dynamos resumed their 2018-19 Indian Super League season with a convincing 2-0 win over 10-man Kerala Blasters on Thursday at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi.advertisementlast_img read more

Samsung Galaxy A50 certified by FCC, Galaxy A20 spotted running Android Go

first_img Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiFebruary 13, 2019UPDATED: February 14, 2019 10:17 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe Galaxy A50 may sport a 6.22-inch display with a waterdrop notchThe Galaxy A20 will be an entry-level smartphone running Android GoSamsung may launch the Galaxy A10, A20 and A30 in India soonAfter launching the brand new Galaxy M series in India, Samsung is looking to overhaul its Galaxy A lineup. This year, the company will launch Galaxy A phones with double digits in the naming scheme. As of now, we expect Samsung to announce the Galaxy A10, A20, A30, A40 and A50 in the coming few months. One of them, namely the Galaxy A50, has now been certified by the FCC, while another, the Galaxy A20, has been spotted on the Geekbench benchmark site.Starting with the Galaxy A50, the FCC listing mentions the device with a 6.22-inch display, possibly with an Infinity-V waterdrop notch as per past reports. The Galaxy A50 will measure 158.5×74.5mm and will support connectivity options like Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, ANT+ and LTE.According to past reports, the Galaxy A50 will come with a triple rear camera system like the Galaxy A7(2018). The handset may also house a beefy 4,000mAh battery with support for fast charging. The Galaxy A50 may also get an Exynos 9610 chipset paired with 6GB of RAM.As we have mentioned before, Samsung is taking a fresh approach with the Galaxy A series this year, which includes offering phones in the budget segment as well. The Galaxy A line has typically seen phones in the premium mid-range segment, but the Galaxy A10, A20 and A30 are said to come at affordable prices.The Galaxy A20, from what the Geekbench listing tells us, will be an entry-level smartphone running Android Go, possibly based on Oreo. The Galaxy A20 may come with an Exynos 7870 chipset with 1GB of RAM. The Geekbench listing has the Galaxy A20 with model number SM-A260F, but there seems to be another version of the A20 with model number SM-A205FN, which showed up on Geekbench with an Exynos 7885 SoC, 3GB of RAM and Android Pie. It is possible that this model is of a completely different Samsung phone, possibly the Galaxy A40. To recall, the Galaxy A40 was recently spotted on Geekbench with an Exynos 7885 chip and 4GB of RAM.advertisementAs of now, there is no word on when Samsung will launch its first set of Galaxy A phones for 2019. According to a recent tip, Samsung will be bringing the Galaxy A10, A20 and A30 to India soon with a starting price of around Rs 8,500.ALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy A10, A20, A30 may launch in India soon, starting price tipped around Rs 8,500ALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy A50 leak suggests triple rear cameras, Infinity-V display and moreGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow SamsungFollow Galaxy A50Follow Galaxy A20 Samsung Galaxy A50 certified by FCC, Galaxy A20 spotted running Android GoAs of now, we expect Samsung to announce the Galaxy A10, A20, A30, A40 and A50 in the coming few months. The Galaxy A50 has been certified by the FCC, while the A20 was spotted on Geekbench.advertisementlast_img read more

Stars Feature In FilmAid Fundraising PSA

first_imgActors Rufus Sewell, Sarita Choudhury and Sienna Guillory – alongside refugees from Kakuma refugee camp in northern Kenya – are featured in FilmAid’s new PSA, “Why Film?” which launches today at with the support of Ridley Scott Associates and independent filmmaker K. Ryan Jones, the two minute film asks the fundamental question “why film?” and provides compelling examples of the role film, and the work of FilmAid, plays in humanitarian crises.Shot in New York, London and Kenya, “Why Film?” brings together members of the film community from a variety of backgrounds, lending their voices to help raise vital funds for FilmAid International.Filming in London, Sienna Guillory said, “The work that FilmAid does is vital. The conditions they operate in, and the lengths they go to bring mobile cinemas into refugee camps, are extraordinary. Teaching essential film-making skills to refugees to ensure that life-saving information is shared through the camps, whilst also using film to give people something other than loss they can bond over, and a means to escape their emotional situation is so important. I hope that ‘Why Film?’ helps people understand why film aid is a necessity and not a luxury.”Founded in 1999 by award-winning producer Caroline Baron (Capote, Monsoon Wedding), FilmAid is a non-profit, charitable organization with a mission to use the power of film and media to bring life-saving information, psychological relief and much-needed hope to refugees and other communities in need around the globe.“Why Film?” is available to view now at where you can also make a donation in support of FilmAid’s global programs.last_img read more

George Clooney And Don Cheadle Help Release Groundbreaking Report On War Profiteering

first_imgToday, The Sentry, an investigative initiative co-founded by George Clooney and John Prendergast, presented a new, groundbreaking report War Crimes Shouldn’t Pay: Stopping the looting and destruction in South Sudan.”Clooney and Prendergast joined Don Cheadle and lead investigators at the National Press Club in Washington DC to present findings of a two-year investigation into South Sudan’s shadowy war economy and its links to a network of international facilitators, including bankers, arms dealers, and multinational oil and mining companies. The report implicates South Sudan President Salva Kiir and former Vice President Riek Machar, who as rival leaders have been responsible for a civil war that has wreaked havoc on their nation.This marked the first public presentation of The Sentry’s multi-country investigations into the links between massive corruption, war profiteering, and armed conflict. The Sentry is a collaboration between The ENOUGH Project and Not On Our Watch, with their implementing partner the Center for Advanced Defense Studies. The Sentry also focuses on Sudan, Somalia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the Central African Republic.The report exposes top officials who have managed to accumulate fortunes profiting from massive corruption, fueling and exploiting a brutal civil war while their nation suffers famine-like conditions and the horrors of armed conflict, including mass rape, the burning of villages, and the use of child soldiers.The Sentry’s work unveils a new and innovative approach to countering mass atrocities and to promote peace in some of the world’s deadliest conflict zones, utilizing the tools of financial pressure normally reserved for countering terrorism, organized crime, and nuclear proliferation.Report highlights: • South Sudan’s president and the former vice president, their families and inner circles have stashed fortunes that include overseas mansions, luxury cars, and stakes in an array of businesses – major multinational oil and mining companies, banks, casinos, and an airline — and have left a trail of murky transactions, insider deals, and outright fraud.
 • The report details international complicity at every turn — bankers, businessmen, arms dealers, real estate agents, and lawyers who facilitate their heist. 
 • The Sentry found evidence of complicity in the looting and destruction of South Sudan on five different continents: Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia, and North America. 
 • The Sentry has collected images of family members of these top officials jet-setting and partying in 5-star hotels, and documentation of their offshore mansions and properties.
 • Researchers pored through thousands of pages of legal records, corporate filings, financial statements, transaction and shipping documents, and other official correspondence; tracked suspects’ online social media footprints; and utilized satellite imagery to gather and analyze data about their assets and movements. Investigators traveled to multiple locations including Melbourne, Adelaide, Addis Ababa, Kampala, Juba, Cairo and Nairobi, to gather evidence and interview hundreds of experts and eyewitnesses, many of whom spoke under the condition of anonymity.
 • Dossiers are already being turned over to US and international governments and agencies for enforcement action.
 • The report offers recommendations for an innovative new policy approach for preventing atrocities and promoting peace: combining anti-money laundering measures with targeted sanctions focused on the top leaders, accompanied by robust enforcement.Report excerpts: • A VIOLENT CONTEST OVER SPOILS OF POWER: “The key catalyst of South Sudan’s civil war has been competition for the grand prize — control over state assets and the country’s abundant natural resources — between rival kleptocratic networks led by President Kiir and Vice President Machar. The leaders of South Sudan’s warring parties manipulate and exploit ethnic divisions in order to drum up support for a conflict that serves the interests only of the top leaders of these two kleptocratic networks and, ultimately, the international facilitators whose services the networks utilize and on which they rely.”
 • HUMAN SUFFERING: “South Sudan, the world’s newest state, continues to be embroiled in a horrific civil war. Tens of thousands of people have lost their lives, many of them civilians. Mass rape has been used as a weapon of war. Children are routinely recruited as soldiers and sent as cannon fodder into combat. As of July 2016, some 2.3 million people have been displaced by the conflict. A staggering 5.1 million people —almost half the country’s population— require food assistance. Entire towns have been destroyed. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has called South Sudan “one of the most horrendous human rights situations in the world.”Report recommendations:This report proposes a new strategy to counter atrocities that will use the tools of financial pressure normally reserved for countering terrorism, organized crime, and nuclear proliferation for two purposes: first, to bring to account those government actors in South Sudan who until now have been able to operate with near impunity because the world imposes no consequences for their behavior; and second, to create significant and until now missing international leverage by altering the cost-benefit analysis of those leaders and shifting their incentives away from violence, atrocities, and corruption and toward peace, human rights, and transparency. The international community should take the following steps to create that accountability and leverage: 1. Take proactive steps to curb the laundering of the proceeds of corruption in South Sudan —and crack down on any banks that fail to stop such transactions. 2. Impose smarter sanctions on a wide array of high-impact targets and ensure these sanctions are robustly enforced. 3. Encourage and support South Sudan’s neighbors to lead in combating the laundering of assets looted from South Sudan and imposing asset freezes on those most responsible for human rights violations and financial misconduct. 4. Take proactive attempts to prevent de-risking. Directing anti-money laundering pressures against politically exposed persons in South Sudan could cause banks to determine that the risk of doing business with South Sudanese account holders is simply too high when compared with the incentives for maintaining business in the country. The Department of Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) should issue guidance to the banking community stressing that not every South Sudanese client is high-risk. 5. Introduce a financial management system that prevents violent kleptocrats from capturing state institutions to facilitate the looting of public resources.The Sentry brings together an experienced team of investigators, including former employees of the FBI, Treasury Department, other government agencies, intelligence communities, and Congress, as well as contributions from field researchers, country experts, academia and press.last_img read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,412.70, down 57.4 points).Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Down 1.59, or 12.22 per cent, to $11.42 on 69.36 million shares.Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH). Health care. Down $2.53, or 13.83 per cent, to $15.77 on 16.71 million shares.HEXO Corp. (TSX:HEXO). Health care. Down 89 cents, or 13.26 per cent, to $65.82 on 15.25 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Up nine cents, or 2.47 per cent, to $3.73 on 12.45 million shares.Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financials. Up 29 cents, or 1.39 per cent, to $21.15 on 8.28 million shares.Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). Health care. Down $6.84, or 11.16 per cent, to $54.46 on 7.17 million shares.last_img

Mounties arrest three men during busy Tuesday in Grande Prairie

first_img43 year-old Surrey resident Brent Blanchard has been charged with assaulting a police officer, attempting to disarm a police officer, and mischief. Blanchard is scheduled to appear in Grande Prairie Provincial Court on March 26th.At approximately 5:30 that same afternoon, officers were conducting patrols when they observed a suspicious vehicle in the area of 74 Avenue and Poplar Drive. The vehicle was pulled over, and during a subsequent search of the vehicle, police seized a loaded handgun.The vehicles two occupants, 21 year-old Edmonton resident Harsh Jindal and 18 year-old Paul Stephenson of Beaumont, have both been charged with 11 offences, including possession of a restricted firearm and ammunition without a licence, possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle, and possession of stolen property under $5000. Stephenson has also been charged with obstructing a peace officer.The pair have since been released from custody, and are set to appear in Grande Prairie Provincial court on March 21st. GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Mounties in Grande Prairie had a busy day Tuesday, arresting three men in two separate incidents.At approximately 3:00 a.m. on March 6th, the RCMP responded to a disturbance complaint at a Motel on the city’s north side. Upon arrival, officers located a man who was agitated, and asked him to leave the premises.The man was uncooperative and police attempted to place him under arrest. According to Cpl. Shawn Graham, the became combative and attempted to disarm one of the officers, but was quickly thwarted and taken into custody.last_img read more

RCMP in Burnaby say Kinder Morgan protest camp to be dismantled

first_imgPolice “maintained a dialogue with the residents of the camp in the hopes that they would obey the injunction and vacate the location” within a 48-hour deadline set by the court, the RCMP said in a news release.That deadline passed Sunday night but protesters at the encampment, known as Camp Cloud, said Monday they were prepared to protect a sacred fire, which has been burning since the camp was set up late last year. They also said they were prepared to tie themselves to structures rather than obey the injunction.Panesar said police and the city worked together to enforce the court order and an exclusion zone, which also applied to the media, was established around the camp as the work began. She said the exclusion zone allowed city workers to bring in heavy equipment to remove structures that include a two-storey wooden building, a cabin, an outdoor shower, more than a dozen tents and multiple vehicles and trailers.The RCMP news release said “violence or disorder” was not expected and Panesar said she had not heard of any issues during the early hours of the camp’s removal.The camp has grown since last November when opponents of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion parked a single trailer at the gates of the Kinder Morgan tank farm on Burnaby Mountain.The camp has become a rallying point for demonstrators opposed to the pipeline, which will more than triple the amount of bitumen and other oil products moving from Edmonton to Burnaby before it is shipped overseas by tanker. BURNABY, B.C. – The RCMP arrested protesters when officers enforced a court injunction early Thursday ordering the removal of all structures from a site where the Trans Mountain pipeline ends in Burnaby.RCMP Cpl. Daniela Panesar said police began enforcing the B.C. Supreme Court injunction that was obtained by the City of Burnaby last week.“For safety reasons, we can’t have people there, so there have been arrests of people that have refused to leave,” she said in a phone interview. The federal government approved expansion of the pipeline in 2016 but environmental and B.C. government opposition led Kinder Morgan, the pipeline’s original owner, to announce it would back out of the project.The federal government offered $4.5 billion to purchase the project and Kinder Morgan is presenting that offer to its shareholders, with expectation the sale will be approved later this month or in September. The purchase price, which includes the existing pipeline, pumping stations, rights of way, and the Westridge marine terminal in Burnaby, does not cover the construction costs of building the new pipeline, previously estimated at about $7.4 billion.last_img read more

UN tribunal set to hear defence of 3 accused of using media

In July, the prosecution rested its case against Jean-Bosco Barayagwiza, Ferdinand Nahimana and Hassan Ngeze, who are on trial for genocide, conspiracy to commit genocide, direct and public incitement to commit genocide and complicity in genocide.On Monday, the defence is expected to contend that the prosecution has failed to set out a sufficient case to sustain a conviction, according to the ICTR. If the Trial Chamber agrees, it will acquit the defendants on any or all of the counts applicable. If the motions fail, the defence will proceed with its part of the trial.Mr. Ngeze also faces an additional count of murder as a crime against humanity while Mr. Barayagwiza is charged with two other counts of violations of the 1949 Geneva Convention for the Protection of War Victims.

Elementary teachers vow to end strikes if province doesnt impose contracts

Elementary teachers vow to end strikes if province doesn’t impose contracts TORONTO – Public elementary teachers offered Friday to end the rotating strikes they staged across Ontario this month to protest Bill 115 if the Liberal government would agree not to impose new contracts on them until a new premier is selected next month.The Elementary Teachers’ Federation “will cease all rotating strikes and take no new strike action if Ontario’s education minister does not impose collective agreements on or after Dec. 31 under Bill 115,” announced union president Sam Hammond.“We’re extending this offer until a new premier is put in place by the Liberal party in late January.”Education Minister Laurel Broten has not said if she would move to impose deals on Jan. 1, just that she has the option to do it under Bill 115, which freezes the pay of most teachers, reduces their ability to bank sick days and limits their right to strike.Broten issued a statement that ignored Hammond’s offer and urged teachers to use the final 10 days of the year to keep trying to reach agreements with local school boards before the Dec. 31 cut-off date.“ETFO and other teacher unions had six months to bargain locally, before the Putting Students First Act was introduced,” Broten said.“I encourage all of our partners, including ETFO, to get back to that work at the local level.”Hammond wouldn’t say what the union would do if Broten starts imposing new collective agreements Jan. 1, but warned it would mean more headaches for parents and students.“If minister Broten decides to take precipitous action with Bill 115, that decision will trigger further disruption,” he said.“This will aggravate the situation for parents, students and our 76,000 members.”The Progressive Conservatives, who helped the minority government pass Bill 115, said it was time to use it to stop any more strikes and impose contracts.“Clearly if you wanted this law to be passed you should use its powers,” said PC Leader Tim Hudak, who accused Liberal leadership candidates of undermining the government’s position in the fight with teachers.“That’s been tremendously unhelpful, and has undermined the strength of that bill,” he said.The New Democrats like the teachers’ offer and want the Liberals to hold off on imposing any contracts until a new premier is chosen Jan. 26-27.“This is the first time that we’ve had someone say let’s set things aside for a while and talk when we have a new premier who’s actually going to have a different read on what’s going on in the province,” said NDP education critic Peter Tabuns.“There have been a number of the Liberal leadership candidates who’ve been saying that we need a different approach.”Eric Hoskins, the self-described dark horse candidate in the Liberal leadership race, called on his government to accept Hammond’s offer and not impose contracts on teachers.“The government should not impose the provisions of Bill 115, and in return our teachers and education workers must refrain from further job actions,” Hoskins said in a release.“I am confident that as premier, if negotiations have not concluded, I will be able to reach an agreement with teachers through collective bargaining based on respect and our fiscal realities.”The teachers are hoping for a different approach from the next Liberal leader.“We believe that the appointment of a new premier will provide an opportunity to take a fresh look at the current collective bargaining impasse and finding respectful solutions for both parties,” said Hammond.Friday was the first day without any school boards in Ontario being hit by a walkout by public elementary teachers since their union began a series of one-day rotating strikes earlier this month.“I hope that, based on the offer that we put on the table today, that we don’t have to continue what we’re seeing and what we’ve seen over the last several months into the new year,” said Hammond.Hammond also disagreed with Premier Dalton McGuinty’s assertion that the dispute is all about pay, and said the union is willing to accept a wage freeze to help the government trim a $14.4-billion deficit.The Canadian Union of Public Employees, which workers in both the public and Catholic school boards, said its members are also planning political protests if new contracts are imposed after the Dec. 31 cutoff in Bill 115 for bargaining. by Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 21, 2012 1:07 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Sears Canada posts weak sales during holiday shopping season steady Q4 results

TORONTO – Sears Canada Inc. (TSX:SCC) said profits remained steady in the fourth quarter compared with a year earlier as one-time items offset a decline in sales during the holiday shopping season.The Toronto-based retailer reported Wednesday it had $39.9 million of net earnings or 39 cents per share in the 14-week period ended Feb. 2.The results were practically unchanged from a year earlier when the company had $41 million of net income during a shorter, 13-week period ended January 28, 2012.However, revenue and same-store sales declined in the important holiday shopping period. The national retailer’s revenue fell to just under $1.3 billion — down about $60 million from a year earlier.Same-store sales fell 3.8 per cent from a year earlier.President and chief executive Calvin McDonald said the company, which is in the midst of attempting a major turnaround, continues to push ahead with its three-year transformation plan.“Although sales were lower than (the same time) last year, our same-store sales performance in the fourth quarter improved over the three prior quarters,” he said in a release.“Home electronics and Craftsman, which includes snowblowers and hardware, contributed to the majority of our sales decline.”The retailer’s profit in the latest quarter received support from two special items — a $21.1-million gain related to a voluntary buyout program and an $8.6-million gain related to the sale of its share of a joint venture.Adjusted earnings, excluding those and several other items, fell to $62.4 million from $101.8 million.Sears Canada shares were down 3.87 per cent, or 36 cents, at $8.94 Wednesday morning on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Sears Canada posts weak sales during holiday shopping season, steady Q4 results AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Feb 27, 2013 7:56 am MDT read more

Packaging Corp of America buying Boise for about 127B will expand containerboard

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Packaging Corp. of America is buying Boise for about $1.27 billion, acquiring additional containerboard needed to support its growth.Shareholders of Boise Inc., a maker of packaging and paper products, are being offered a 26 per cent premium to their stock price on Friday. Shares of the Boise, Idaho-based company jumped in premarket trading on Monday.If the deal is completed, Packaging Corp.’s containerboard capacity will rise to 3.7 million tons from 2.6 million tons. Its corrugated products volume will increase about 30 per cent. The company will also broaden its geographic reach to the Pacific Northwest.Both companies’ boards unanimously approved the acquisition, which is expected to close in the fourth quarter.Lake Forest, Ill.-based Packaging Corp. will pay $12.55 per share, a 26 per cent premium to Boise’s $9.96 closing price on Friday. Shares of Boise gained $2.53, or 25.4 per cent, to $12.49 before the opening bell.Packaging Corp.’s stock rose $5.95, or 10.9 per cent, to $60.50 in premarket trading.The companies put the deal’s total value at approximately $2 billion, which includes $714 million of Boise’s outstanding debt.Boise currently has about 100.9 million outstanding shares, according to FactSet.The transaction is anticipated to immediately add to earnings.A Packaging Corp. affiliate will start a tender offer to acquire Boise’s stock. The tender offer must be started within 10 days and remain open for at least 20 business days after launch. by The Associated Press Posted Sep 16, 2013 7:45 am MDT Packaging Corp. of America buying Boise for about $1.27B, will expand containerboard capacity read more

Broncos dont mind that theyre not getting any credit

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — First, Keenan Allen disses Denver. Then, JuJu Smith-Schuster says the Steelers beat themselves.Seems nobody wants to give the resurgent Denver Broncos any credit, and that’s just fine with them.“This defence is built to stop anybody in this league,” safety Darian Stewart said in the aftermath of Denver’s second straight win over a team that hadn’t lost since September.Over the last two weeks, the Broncos (5-6) have snapped six-game winning streaks by the Chargers (8-3) and the Steelers (7-3-1) despite allowing a whopping 1,006 yards and watching Pittsburgh and Los Angeles outgain them through the air by a staggering 425 yards.They’ve clawed their way back into the AFC playoff conversation, however, by piling up seven takeaways and committing zero turnovers.Allen refused to give any credit to his AFC West rivals after Philip Rivers threw for 401 yards and the Chargers controlled the clock for nearly 38 minutes two weeks ago in a 23-22 last-second loss to the Broncos.“No, I don’t think they played well at all,” Allen snapped. “We dominated the game. Turnovers, we gave them some points and that’s what happened. They suck.”The Steelers dominated the clock Sunday, holding the ball for 35 minutes to Denver’s 25, and Ben Roethlisberger threw for 464 yards, including a 97-yard touchdown toss to Smith-Schuster that put Pittsburgh ahead 17-10 before the Broncos turned a Chris Harris Jr. interception and a fumble recovery by Stewart into 14 points for a 24-17 win.“One thing is if we get beat tremendously, I’ll take that. I’ll take that to heart that we lost because they were a better than us,” Smith-Schuster said after his 13-catch, 189-yard afternoon. “But … I felt we beat ourselves.”Although Will Parks and several other Broncos dared mention the word playoffs after their latest victory, you can bet coach Vance Joseph will have none of it when they return to work Wednesday after earning an extra day off.“I’m proud of the win. Our team showed grit again and resilience to overcome adversity,” Joseph said Monday. “But again, defensively especially, there’s too many big plays. It’s unacceptable to give up that many big plays each week. A 97-yard touchdown in single high (safety) coverage, we can’t do that.“So, I’m very pleased that we won the football game but disappointed in the lapses that we have each week, and it’s got to stop. It’s got to stop for us to finish the season the right way.”That said, Joseph, whose coaching roots are on defence, acknowledged that in today’s game where college spread concepts such as run-pass option plays, jet sweeps and Wildcat snaps are all the rage, he’s had to adjust his thinking on what constitutes good defence.“You do because they’re going to make yards. Yesterday, we saw more RPOs from Pittsburgh than I’ve seen in five years from that team,” Joseph said. “But that’s the league now. It looks like run but it’s pass. It’s almost impossible to defend, so you have to be a great tackling team and just keep the deep ball from beating you, get off the field on third downs and take the ball away. That’s the league, that’s where it’s going.”Although the Broncos are allowing more than 500 yards a game the last two weeks, they’ve only yielded 19.5 points with seven takeaways and no turnovers.“If you can play great red zone defence and hold them to field goals, take the ball away, that’s the key,” Joseph said. “Because the yardage, you have to kind of ignore it. And that’s tough for us to do. I mean, 1,000 yards for our defence in two weeks, that’s tough. But 19.5 and seven takeaways, you’ve got to take it and be happy about it, right?”LEAP LOOPHOLEThe league eliminated the running-start leaps on field goals and extra points this year like the one Justin Simmons had to salvage a win at New Orleans in 2017. Now, the defender can only jump if he’s on the line of scrimmage and he can’t touch the linemen.Simmons is the rare athlete who can do just that as he showed Sunday by blocking Chris Boswell’s 48-yard field goal attempt.“We actually had one against Baltimore that was illegal” Joseph said of Simmons’ running leap that wasn’t whistled.His latest one was textbook.“He’s a freak athlete,” Joseph said. “He can jump, he’s got a great vertical and great timing.”SALVAGING SHELBYAfter getting cut seven times by the Raiders, Jets and Cowboys, nose tackle Shelby Harris — who had the game-saving interception with 63 seconds left Sunday — has finally made a name for himself in Denver.“I’ll tell you what, my first spring here when I watched Shelby work out, I told (defensive line coach Bill) Kollar, ‘He’s got about a week before we cut him,’” Joseph said. “He was that bad that spring and I guess the light came on and the guy’s been playing really good football for a year and a-half since I’ve been here.”___Follow Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: AP NFL: and Stapleton, The Associated Press read more

City coats historic Roman walls with antipee paint as drunken revellers experience

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The famous walls are a two-mile sandstone circuit and represent one of Chester’s most popular tourist attractions.The Romans began building them between 70AD and 80AD as a defensive structure to protect the city and fortress.Apart from a 100-metre (330 ft) section, the walls almost completely surrounded the ancient city section of Chester, with a number of ‘gate’ entrances.What do you think? Join the debate by leaving a comment below. A demonstration of how the anti-pee paint works in Hamburg, where it is also usedThe council has released a humorous video and is promoting it via social media, on beer mats and posters.It shows a bearded “hipster” enjoying a night out in Chester, with the script reading: “Every night people are out; laughing and having fun.”But at the end of the night, a creature emerges. It has no respect for the city and pees in dark corners. But we are fighting back!” The historic walls of Chester have been coated in anti-pee paint to stop drunken revellers urinating on them after an evening out. The Roman city is known for its Grade I-listed, 2,000-year-old walls built by the Romans in 70AD to protect Chester from Welsh attacks.But the council said its fragile sandstone walls are being damaged – and the city’s beauty ruined – by drunk partygoers and visitors desperate to relieve themselves.Now the ancient brickwork has been coated with hydrophobic paint, called Ultra-Ever-Dry, which causes splash-back – leaving the guilty person with an unexpected soaking.center_img Cllr Karen Shore, the council’s cabinet member for environment, said: “Most party-goers will enjoy the festive season and respect our beautiful city.”However, a minority are damaging historic structures by using the city centre as a public toilet. The liquid-repelling paint has been applied in secret locations across the city.”Anyone spending a penny in public this festive season may get more than they bargained for.” It’s pee-back time! Chester walls take revenge on urinating Christmas partygoers— Cheshire West (@Go_CheshireWest) December 2, 2016last_img read more

Bow arrow farmer remanded for allegedly killing burying cousin

The man who allegedly killed his cousin in the presence of a six-year-old child was on Wednesday remanded to prison when he appeared before Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan for the charge. The remanded Levi Steven leaving the court compoundLevi Steven, 28, a farmer of Central Rupununi, Region Nine was not required to plead to the indictable charge which stated that on March 16, 2017, in Kumu Village, Region Nine, armed with an arrow and bow, he fatally shot his cousin and buried him in a shallow grave.He subsequently went into hiding but was apprehended by public spirited persons on Sunday, who then turned him over to the police.On the day in question, Steven reportedly committed the gruesome act in the presence of a six-year-old relative, who immediately told his family what transpired. As such, they reported the matter to the police and the dead man’s body was recovered from a shallow grave. The matter was transferred to the Lethem Magistrate’s Court where he is expected to re-appear on June 6, 2017. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedFarmer charged for killing wife’s lover with arrow and bowAugust 13, 2019In “Court”Mibicuri murder: Suspect charged, remanded for allegedly killing wifeApril 4, 2017In “Court”Miner charged for murder of cousinMarch 26, 2019In “Court” read more

Gymnastbot lands perfect quadruple backflip

first_imgIt seems like robots are always getting better at things where humans used to dominate. Add gymnastics to that list. An amateur roboticist (YouTube handle: hinamitetu) using basic materials has been hard at work building a small army of gymnastics robots. The most advanced among them has successfully pulled off a quadruple backflip, which is something experienced human gymnasts have a hard time doing.The tiny flipping robot in this video has the number 16 emblazoned on its chest for a reason — it’s the 16th prototype of the high bar gymnast-bot. The past versions were impressive in their own ways, each one getting a little closer to this most recent feat, but this time it stuck the landing.It’s a matter of math and perfect timing to get this right. The robot uses a two-axis acceleration sensor mounted in its head. This allows the robot to measure and control the angle of rotation with small leg movements. The robot measures up, down, left, and right movements to keep track of where it is in its rotation. That’s how it knows when to release its graspers and swing the legs for a perfect backflip.The quadruple backflip is definitely impressive, but these robots can do a few other tricks too. In one video, the creator of the gymnast robots shows off some release skills. A few different versions of the gymnast-bot spin around and around the bar, but instead of flying off toward the ground, they release and do a flip before reattaching to the bar in one smooth motion. The timing required to do that is every bit as incredible as what’s required for a quad-backflip.You can check out the older robots for a look at how the gymnast bots evolved. There’s number 9 that couldn’t quite grab the bar, number 11 that could almost land the dismount, and number 12 that could pull off a half-twist, but failed on anything more difficult. Someone should probably hire this guy.last_img read more

PM calls for citizenship rights

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Prime Minister George Papandreou last week put up an impassioned defense of his government’s bid to grant second-generation immigrants citizenship, presenting a vision of a country inhabited by Greeks of all ethnic backgrounds and rejecting criticism by saying that Greece’s cultural stability is threatened more by the quality of its television than by migrants.Papandreou, once a migrant himself and a longtime campaigner for improving foreigners’ rights in Greece, was speaking in Parliament during a debate on a draft law that would allow children born in Greece to immigrant parents who have been living in the country legally for five years to apply for citizenship.“There are 550,000 immigrants living legally in our country today,” he said. “These people have faces, hopes, dreams and fears. “They work, pay their social security contributions, buy homes, send their children to Greek schools. They have planted their roots in Greece, which is the only country their children know.“We cannot allow them not to participate in our society. The refusal to assimilate them… creates inequality and corruption. It sends the message that they are not welcome here.”Under the government’s proposals, children have to spend at least six years at Greek schools before they are eligible for citizenship. But the bill has been criticized by New Democracy and the nationalist Popular Orthodox Rally (LAOS) as being too lax.“We do not want Greece to be an enclosed fortress. But we will never allow it to become a free-for-all as well,” Samaras stressed and added that the social problem from the legal residence of immigrants has already been solved with legislative interventions by ND governments.Popular Orthodox Rally (LA.OS) president George Karatzaferis reiterated his party’s proposal for the holding of a referendum regarding the granting of Greek nationality to foreigners.Karatzaferis, whose party asked for the off the agenda debate, also reiterated his strong opposition to the government’s decision on the issue, counter-proposing the granting of long-term residence permits to immigrants. He also said that the tabling of a relevant bill undermined national unity “at a time when this was an absolute necessity”.Communist Party of Greece (KKE) Secretary General Aleka Papariga, on her part, said “no” to the bill being brought by the government.Papariga said that her party cannot adopt a draft law “worse than the more or less problematic previous one” and pointed out that the government may be making “concessions to the New Democracy (ND) and Popular Orthodox Rally (LA.OS) parties in exchange for the consent they showed for the measures against the working people and in favour of the exit from the crisis.”“Why are there false fears about our nation being altered beyond recognition?” asked Papandreou. “What does it mean to be Greek? Democracy, equality and humanity. Is this how little we believe in Greece’s strength? Our culture is damaged more by the 4-5 hours a day that we and our children watch TV.”New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras said his party would repeal the law if it comes to power, arguing that it would spur an influx of more immigrants. “When we are in the midst of the worst economic crisis Greece has experienced since the war, giving citizenship to half a million immigrants and their children creates the danger of social unrest,” he said.Papandreou insisted that granting citizenship would not affect immigration. “There are no perfect solutions but there are long-term and better solutions,” he said. “This gives us a new possibility: to see Greeks of Indian or Albanian descent who are proud of their Greek citizenship.”last_img read more

Photos of Greek Australian developer posing next to his safari kills cause

first_imgAnimal activist groups are currently taking it out on Canberra businessman Nick Haridemos who up until yesterday was also the vice president of the Canberra Hellenic Club. The Greek Australian appears to have been posing with the dead bodies of the animals he hunted during several safari trips to Africa.Animal rights groups responded to the photo of Mr Haridemos posing next to a slain baboon that is wearing sunglasses and a hat. One can still see the fresh blood on the baboon’s fur. That first photo taken in Zimbabwe, led to a public Photobucket account belonging to a nickha1 with far more images of the Greek Australian posing next to his kills. Most photos seem to have been taken 2010 and late 2016 and this month, when the businessman made trips to Africa. Amogst his kills one can see hyenas, dead elephants, a baboon and more. Commenting on the kills, the user had written: “Absolutely funny as hell! The new driver gig was a blast….We did a video clip with Blake wired into the microphone talking and we actually drove off!” On the same account  there are also photos of Haridemos in Namibia posing with ivory and over the body of a dead elephant. “It is truly the place to hunt the biggest ivory in Africa, especially with Botswana now closed”. The businessman has responded through his lawyer; he admits taking part in trophy hunting trips, however, he stressed it was all legal. After Fairfax Media put questions to Mr Haridemos, the images of him posing with slain animals were removed from the Photobucket account in question.“Mr Haridemos has, on occasions, engaged in the activity of ‘conservation’ hunting. This is a regulated activity, which is undertaken in accordance with licences and quotas issued by the relevant country, and is conducted in a manner that does not pose a threat to any endangered species,” his lawyer said in a statement.Canberra Times journalist Sherryn Groch who originally broke the story told Neos Kosmos that after investigating into Mr Haridemos’ travels, it appears that the 2016 hunt was run through Nyae Nyae Conservancy, which has a history of running legal hunts in the country since 1998.Meanwhile, the forum timeline reveals more photos captioned with detailed reports of several other hunts, always signed off by “Nick” who would fly business class into Namibia to hunt multiple elephants, and post his kills while making fun of them.There are photos of him putting a bull elephant that had already been shot by poachers “out of its misery” and shooting “a big old baboon as we had stopped to change a flat tyre”. “He was a cocky old guy, thinking he was out of range at 171m, but he stopped to look back and the new Blaser R8 416 quickly ‘made my day’,” the post said.Spokespeople from PETA Australia and Animal Liberation ACT described the images as appalling, condemning individuals that choose to engage in such activities for amusement. Haridemos poses for a photo with a baboon he killed. Update: Haridemos has stepped down from his position as vice president of the Hellenic Club in Canberra following the public outrage caused by the photos.Neos Kosmos contacted Andrew Satsias the President of the Hellenic Club of Canberra who distanced the Club’s position from Mr Haridemos’ activities.“Mr Haridemos offered his resignation immediately upon the article being published in order to distance the Club from his personal activities. The Club immediately accepted his resignation,” Mr Satsias told Neos Kosmos.“The Hellenic Club distances itself from the photos and the activities that they portray. The Hellenic Club supports and will continue to support wildlife groups and conservation charitable organisations including the RSPCA. “As a large community club we recognise our role as a significant contributor to the social fabric and values of our city, and we stand by our obligation to reflect the best for our community and members,” he added stressing that the Club distances itself from the photos and the activities that they portray.  “The Club empathises with anyone who has mistakenly associated the Club with the photos. The photos published are in no way connected to or representative of the values of the Hellenic Club or its members,” the President of the Hellenic Club of Canberra concluded. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Triple H representing WWE overseas in China John Cena to appear on

first_img WWE And WrestleMania 34 Bring New Orleans A Big Payday WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT June 15, 2016 at 10:12 am Google+ Dave Bautista Behind the scenes of WWE productionWWE has teamed with Devry University to provide a behind the scenes look at WWE’s production trucks on the road for televised events. Dave Bautista Announces His Retirement From WWE Twitter Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ♬ Giant Pianist ♬ Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Triple H Pinterest 1 COMMENT Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipDave Bautista Announces His Retirement From WWEVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:40/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:37 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 Facebook Is WWE Losing Its Audience? WWE Superstar John Cena announced as part of cast for Suicide Squad Sequel Triple H Talks Neville On NXT Conference Call Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Two more WWE Superstars reportedly scheduled to appear at RAW Reunion show WWE stars join “Brawlhalla” as Epic Crossovers in SummerSlam game event Triple H representing WWE overseas in ChinaWWE COO Paul “Triple H” Levesque posted the following photos on Twitter today revealing a his recent trip to Shanghai, China representing WWE.First few days in Shanghai with @WWEPerformCtr staff and @WWENXT talent. Amazing city.— Triple H (@TripleH) June 14, 2016John Cena to appear on NBC tonightWWE star John Cena will appear on “Maya & Marty” tonight on NBC.Tomorrow can’t come soon enough! #MayaAndMarty— Maya & Marty (@MayaAndMarty) June 13, 2016 Can’t watch the videos as at work but does that behind the scenes video show Kevin Dunn with his hand permanently hovering the Mute Reigns Boos button? Comments are closed.last_img read more