Bucks’ Sterling Brown arrested, tased over parking spat

first_imgMOST READ Brown, who is averaging 3.5 points per game and 1.8 rebounds this season, has received more minutes over the last couple weeks including two straight starts.“That’s working hard and the results are going to show. I’ve been getting more minutes and I’ve been taking advantage of that,” Brown said. “I don’t expect (anything) to change.” LeBron won’t tell All-Star order, jokes Westbrook last pick Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting LATEST STORIES Milwaukee Bucks’ Sterling Brown (23) chases down a loose ball during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)MILWAUKEE — Police officers used a stun gun on Milwaukee Bucks rookie guard Sterling Brown and arrested the 22-year-old Friday after a confrontation at a Walgreens parking lot.Police Sgt. Timothy Gauerke says the department is investigating what happened and the officers’ use of force.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Read Nextcenter_img Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gauerke says officers contacted a man after seeing a vehicle parked across two handicapped parking spots while doing a business check at about 2 a.m. Gauerke did not say what led to the officers’ use of force and it wasn’t immediately known whether Brown was cited for anything.“It’s a personal issue I’m dealing with right now. I know it’s being handled. I’d appreciate it if you all respect that right now,” Brown told reporters before the Bucks’ home game Friday night against Brooklyn.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBrown had what appeared to be a bruise and scratches on the right side of his face.Asked if there could be any discipline for Brown from the team or NBA, coach Joe Prunty said “I truly believe. We support him in this. We believe it will be resolved quickly. We’ll move forward from it.” John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

Indian Boxing: Youth team undergo intensive training in preparation for Golden Gloves championships in…

first_imgAdvertisementIndian Boxers have been performing extremely well in international tournaments, recently concluded Commonwealth Games and Chemistry Cup Boxing tournaments are a big proof of this.After a 15 day intensive preparatory camp and training exposure with top Kazak youth boxers, the Indian youth team is ready for the Golden Gloves International Competition in Serbia starting from July 9-16. Let’s wish ‘Best of Luck’ to the young pugilists. #PunchMeinHaiDum pic.twitter.com/ZMaVBV4BOZ— Boxing Federation (@BFI_official) July 8, 2018Recently, Indian Youth Boxing delegation was in Kazakhstan for a 15-day extensive preparatory camp meant to give youth Boxers exposure of training alongside top Kazakh youth Boxers.Kazakhstan has been producing world class boxers and they have a history of producing Olympic Champions and World Champions. One of the most popular Boxers in the world Gennady Golovkin was a part of similar Kazakh team and won Silver Medal at the 2004 summer Olympics.Indian Boxer took 15 days of extensive training to prepare of Golden Gloves international competition scheduled to take place in Serbia from 9th to 16th July.This squad has been the most consistent squad till date and its assured that at least half a dozen medals are surely going to come in our Medal Tally. Advertisementlast_img read more

Successful disaster management outcome of volunteers

first_imgdedication: NDMA memberNew Delhi, Dec 5 (PTI) Successful disaster management was an outcome of the dedication and commitment of volunteers who provided humanitarian assistance, a member of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said today.Addressing a gathering of school students on the occasion of International Volunteer Day (IVD), Kamal Kishore, member, NDMA, told tech-savvy volunteers to leverage their newly- acquired skills to find solutions to the real world problems.”Successful management of disasters across the world is mainly an outcome of the dedication and commitment of the volunteers, apart from the contribution of government bodies and scientific institutions,” Kishore said.The event was organised by the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, along with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.UNDP Resident Representative in India Yuri Afanasiev said over a billion people across the world were volunteering to offer humanitarian assistance during natural disasters and calamities.”Younger people are giving resurgence to the movement. Out of the 7,000 official UN volunteers, 100 are based out of India alone which is a big number,” Afanasiev said.Joint Secretary of Ministry of Youth and Sports Asit Singh said volunteering was a part of the Indian lifestyle and that volunteers were making a “whole-hearted contribution” to the country.On the occasion, Indian cricketer Suresh Raina also addressed the students. PTI CPB KJlast_img read more

Oppo K3 India launch set for today, will bring Realme X-like features: Expected price, specs

first_imgOppo is all set to launch the Oppo K3 in India today. The launch of the smartphone comes just a day after the company quietly announced the Oppo A9 in India. Oppo has partnered with Amazon to launch the Oppo K3 as the company looks to strengthen its online presence. The Oppo K3 offers certain features similar to the Realme X such as a notchless AMOLED display, pop-up selfie camera, Snapdragon 710 chipset, VOOC 3.0 fast charging and in-display fingerprint sensor.Since the Oppo K3 shares a lot of the same specifications as the Realme X (Review), we expect the pricing to be similar as well. While Oppo will reveal the official pricing of the Oppo K3 later today at 6pm IST, we expect the smartphone to fall under Rs 20,000 if its priced similar to its China pricing.The Oppo K3 has already been launched in China starting at CNY 1,599 (approx Rs 16,100) for the base variant 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, CNY 1,899 for the 6GB + 128GB version and CNY 2,299 (approx Rs 23,000) for the 8GB + 256GB top-end variant. The company has revealed via Amazon that it will bring a 8GB + 128GB variant to India.Oppo K3 specificationsIn terms of design, the Oppo K3 also looks inspired by the Oppo Reno series like the Oppo A9 that was launched yesterday. The rear panel offers a 3D glossy finish in Aurora Blue and Jade Black colours. The Oppo K3 sports a 6.5-inch FHD+ AMOLED display and supports an in-display fingerprint sensor.advertisementLike the Realme X, the Oppo K3 also features a 2.2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 710 that is equipped with Adreno 616 GPU. The phone also houses a 3,765mAh battery and supports VOOC 3.0 fast charging, which is again similar to the Realme X. The Opp K3 will ship with Android Pie-based ColorOS 6 and will offer features like Game Boost 2.0 and TouchBoost.As for the cameras, the Oppo K3 sports a dual camera setup on the back that includes a 16-megapixel main camera and 2-megapixel depth sensor. For selfies, the Oppo K3 offers a 16-megapixel sensor housed in the pop-up camera. The Oppo K3 also supports Dolby Atmos sound.ALSO READ | Oppo A9 launched in India with waterdrop display, 4020mAh battery: Price, full specs and sale dateALSO READ | Realme X review: Offers everything you need under Rs 20,000last_img read more

Mike Gundy Not Sure Rudolph, Washington Are Ready For NFL

first_imgThere is a lingering uncertainty sort of hovering over the last quarter of this college football season. With the announcement that Marcell Ateman will redshirt and be back next year for a senior season, the question standing between here and OSU potentially being a Big 12 title favorite is, “what if Rudolph and Washington leave?”I don’t think this will happen, and Mike Gundy addressed it on Monday at his press conference. What he said was really intriguing.“We haven’t had very many players here I felt like were ready to enter that level of football as juniors. That’s including Weeden and Blackmon and Russell Okung. Even though they were great players, I didn’t feel like they were ready for what that level can put out there or put in front of those guys. That’s my opinion.“Both of them played as freshmen so they’re still very young. Last night I watched a little bit of the end of that [NFL] game on TV. If you watched that game, that’s a completely different game. It’s not even the same. Those guys are all big, they’re all fast. The windows those quarterbacks have to throw in are so small.“I think both of those young men have great futures in this game, but in my opinion they need to grow and mature. But that’s a decision they have to make with themselves and their family.”Of course this is a reality that directly benefits Mike Gundy. Some people might be saying, “of course that’s what he’s going to say!” But Gundy also mentioned that he thought Brandon Pettigrew was ready. Gundy seems like a pretty straight shooter when it comes to kids’ futures. Maybe he’s not, but I think he’s being honest here.And I think that maybe unlike Dez and Pettigrew, both players could actually use a little more knowledge and a little more seasoning before entering the league. Their stock has been rising all year, though, and could crest as the season ends (which would be perfect). The allure of pro ball might be strong to resist. Though for the the sake of 2017 I sure hope it’s not.Mike Gundy thinks it’d be wise for both Mason Rudolph and James Washington to return to Stillwater for their senior seasons. #OKState pic.twitter.com/9pU3Teknu2— Cayden McFarland (@caydenmc) November 7, 2016 If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Young Mexico duo can inspire future prospects

first_imgMexico Young Mexico call-ups serve to encourage, not slam, potential El Tri players Jon Arnold Click here to see more stories from this author @ArnoldcommaJon Last updated 2 years ago 08:05 11/9/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Juan Carlos Osorio Javier Aquino Mexico Pedro Pardo Mexico Belgium v Mexico Belgium Friendlies World Cup While some have seen their inclusion as a slight against Elias Hernandez or others not in the squad, the Europe-based duo’s call-ups make sense They were presented as surprises, but the inclusion of relative unknowns Omar Govea and Uriel Antuna shouldn’t have been a shock to any Mexico national team fan.Both young and based in Europe, the players will be looking for their first senior caps after involvement with Mexico’s youth system. They may not get them. It’s not uncommon for managers to bring young players into national team camps not only to see how they play but also to show them what it will take to get on the level of the regulars who are carrying the team.”It’s been a dream since I was a kid to be with this caliber of players like Javier Hernandez, Carlos Vela, Hirving Lozano, all of them. I really only saw myself playing with them on the PlayStation, but now I’m really happy to be here,” Antuna said Tuesday. “I’ve followed a lot of them on television, and I admire all of them, but especially Chicharito and Hirving.” Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Antuna QuoteWhile coach Juan Carlos Osorio has been criticized for leaving behind Liga MX-based players like Elias Hernandez or Erick Gutierrez, bringing in Govea and Antuna is hardly a slap in the face of those players, it just makes sense.For one, Antuna currently is based just more than a three-and-a-half hour away from Mexico’s first match in Brussels, working his way into the Groningen team after his move from Santos Laguna to the City Football Group family this summer. Govea is even closer, currently playing a key part for Royal Excel Mouscron side sitting mid-table in Belgium’s top division, the Jupiler League.For another, the smaller leagues these players are in makes it tougher to scout them and see exactly what they can provide in certain positions. Osorio knows Hernandez well from working with him during the Gold Cup and seeing many of his excellent matches with Leon this season in person. Prior to camp beginning this week, he’s seen Govea only at a distance.”I spoke with coach Juan Carlos Osorio. He welcomed me and asked me to do what I’ve been doing with my team, do it well and perform with confidence,” the 21-year-old said. “The truth is I feel really good here because he’s put his confidence in me and that makes things much more relaxed.”Omar Govea Selección Mexicana 08112017There also can be a level of calm from the players in understanding why they’ve been called in. Pushing into the 23-man roster for Mexico’s World Cup team or even getting a spot on the provisional squad is likely too tall a task. They may not be ready to play against Belgium on Friday or against Poland next week. But the players will see the way Mexico’s top players train and have a better understanding of what they need to do with their clubs and with their personal regimens ahead of Qatar. “I came here to show myself, to prove I’m worthy of the selection,” Govea said. “If he gives me minutes, I’m going to be happy with the chance, and if not I’m going to take this experience that is going to be worth a lot for me and I’ll keep working to have more chances. This is something I didn’t expect at this point and if I don’t take part (in the matches) of course I’m going to be happy having been part of the team.”Uriel Antuna MexicoThe call-ups also are an incentive for other young Mexican players. It’s no accident that Jesus “Tecatito” Corona and Hirving Lozano have been two of Osorio’s most consistent players during the coach’s tenure at the helm. Lozano moved to Europe this summer but is still just 22 while Corona carved out a path in Europe at age 20.That’s earlier than most Mexican players make the jump, and no shortage of managers in CONCACAF have emphasized how much they’d like players to take a risk and trade in domestic riches for the potential of more competitive matches and more personal growth in Europe. Players like 17-year-old Atlas youth-prospect Jairo Torres, on trial this week with Villarreal get the message loud and clear: Find minutes in Europe and you’ll be on the national team’s radar. Bringing in these young players isn’t meant to discourage anyone not part of this squad – quite the opposite. Osorio is making sure young players know their work is not in vain and challenging those coming behind them to follow in their steps. The Colombian may not be in charge of Mexico during the next cycle, but the team will be better for his choices as he looks to lay the groundwork for a successful 2022 and beyond while keeping his focus fixed on Russia 2018.last_img read more

a month agoNuno deflated after Braga loss continues Wolves slump

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Nuno deflated after Braga loss continues Wolves slumpby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo disappointed after Thursday’s loss to Braga at Molineux.Ricardo Horta’s effort saw the Premier League club lose in what was their first appearance in the main stage of a European competition since 1980Speaking after the game, Nuno said: “It is difficult to break down a team. We didn’t create much but the chance they had they got it. It’s a tough game. We have to keep on going.”All the goals are mistakes. If there was perfection there would be no goals. We have to remain calm and move on.”We controlled the game and managed well but one of the things we have to improve is to be patient and find a way to break down teams. Individually and as a team we have to raise our standards again.”On Sunday we have another challenge [against Crystal Palace].” last_img read more

Michigan Fans Are Melting Down In Predictable Fashion On Message Boards

first_img Obviously, Ohio State fans delight in all of this. The site Eleven Warriors checked out how one of the biggest Michigan message boards, mgoblog, looks.It isn’t great, folks.Michigan fans are not having a good time today. pic.twitter.com/zyUpWHL2NV— Eleven Warriors (@11W) September 21, 2019Early in the fourth quarter, Wisconsin has outgained Michigan 431 yards to 171. On the ground, things are even more stark: 304 to 38. The Wolverines are losing the turnover battle two to zero. Wisconsin has absolutely dominated time of possession with its rushing attack, 35:19 to 11:47.Hopefully our Michigan readers have something nice lined up for this evening, because they’re going to want to take their minds off of this one. Sad Michigan fans react to a 4th down stop by Army.FOXWe’re just moments removed from Michigan’s first touchdown of the game against Wisconsin. It was probably the only bright spot the Wolverines have had today.UM trails Wisconsin 35-8 after the score. It is amazingly the first score of any kind that Wisconsin has surrendered this season. The Badgers led 28-0 at halftime.The Badgers may be really good this fall, but Michigan should not be getting blown out by this margin, by any team. Jim Harbaugh has brought plenty of talent into the program, and this year’s team entered the fall as the favorite to win the Big Ten, with questions at places like Ohio State and Penn State.Instead, this season looks like it’s going to fall pretty far short of expectations, at least based on how today’s game in Madison, plus two less-than-stellar early season wins have looked.last_img read more

Independent Review of Investigation Into Death of Samantha Mercer Concludes

first_imgThe independent review of the investigation into the death of Samantha Mercer more than a decade ago has concluded. The three-year old from Truro died March 3, 2005 from a severe head injury. Terry Dean Allen was charged with manslaughter and acquitted in Sept. 2009 Gerard Mitchell, police commissioner for Prince Edward Island and a retired chief justice, released his report today, Sept. 14. His report concludes that the Truro Police Service did not properly handle the investigation. He also determined police could have improved their communication with the Public Prosecution Service. In the report, Justice Mitchell also confirmed that the Truro Police Service currently has the capacity to conduct major crime investigations. “My review showed that the investigation was flawed but I cannot say that a better managed case would have produced a different result,” said Justice Mitchell. Justice Mitchell also found the Justice department’s own internal review of the police investigation, conducted at the family’s request in 2015, should have had been given broader authority under the Police Act to probe deeper into the case. “I want to thank Justice Mitchell for his review of this case,” said Justice Minister Diana Whalen. “I know there is nothing I can say to lessen the loss the Mercer family is suffering, but I want to assure them that we will accept the recommendations of Justice Mitchell’s report.” The report recommends the Department of Justice: The full report can be accessed online at:http://novascotia.ca/just/documents/Mercer_Review.pdf . conduct regular audits of municipal police services, including Truro, to ensure they maintain professional standards ensure small municipal police services have ready access to trained support and assistance in investigating major crimes in future internal reviews of police investigations, Justice department staff be provided authority under Sec. 7 of the Police Act police investigators seek out legal advice from the Crown counsel as soon as practical during a major crime investigationlast_img read more

Syrian air strike on market hospital in Aleppo kills 20

first_imgBeirut- Helicopters dropped TNT-packed barrels on a vegetable market and next to a hospital in Syria’s northern city of Aleppo, killing at least 20 civilians including two children Saturday, a monitoring group said.“The number of people killed has risen to 20 including two children, a teenager, a woman and a media activist,” said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, adding that the latest raid hit a “market and an area housing a hospital”.last_img

UK Parliamentarians hold talks with President Sirisena

President Sirisena pointed out the importance of further strengthening the relations between the two countries to reap maximum benefits from the opportunities of new technology and the promotion of employment opportunities.The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting is scheduled to take place in the United Kingdom in April this year, and the delegation said that parallel to this event, the two countries are expected to further consolidate their ties. The delegation had told the President that there was immense progress in the programmes carried out by the Government to strengthen democracy and in the steps taken to develop the economy, implement special development projects as well as promote foreign trade. The delegation arrived in the country with the aim of strengthening relations with Sri Lanka as a Commonwealth country as well as to promote trade and investment relations between the two countries. The UK All- Party Parliamentary Group on Sri Lanka met President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat today for talks, the President’s office said.Members of the All-Party Parliamentary Group including its Chair Ranil Jayawardena of Sri Lankan origin, MP, House of Commons, who represents the Conservative Party of the UK, participated at this meeting. The Secretary to the President Austin Fernando and Michelle Donelan, Chris Green and John Lamont representing the UK All- Party Parliamentary Group on Sri Lanka participated at this meeting. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Nordea puts Brazil bonds in quarantine over Amazon fires

BERLIN — The biggest bank in the Nordic countries says it is suspending bond purchases from Brazil’s government amid concerns over the way the country is handling fires in the Amazon region.Helsinki-based Nordea bank said Thursday the “temporary quarantine” means it will not buy Brazilian dollar- or real-denominated bonds pending further review.Nordea says in a statement its environmental, social and governance assessment for Brazil identified risks from deforestation and plans by President Jair Bolsonaro’s administration to loosen environmental protections.The bank says the government’s handling of the issue could affect political stability in Brazil, endanger a free trade agreement between the European Union and the Mercosur bloc, and potentially lead to international companies boycotting agricultural produce from Brazil.Other European institutional investors have also raised concerns about the Amazon fires.The Associated Press read more

In historic first East Timorese defence force takes over security from UN

More than 500 people turned out at the battalion’s base in Lospalos for a ceremony that included lowering the UN flag and raising East Timor’s national flag to symbolize the transfer of power. East Timor Defence Force (FALINTIL-FDTL) Commander Taur Matan Ruak termed the handover “an historic moment” and said the defence force now needed to win and consolidate the support of East Timor’s people. For his part, Kamalesh Sharma, the chief of the UN Mission of Support (UNMISET), told the audience the handover of responsibility would allow East Timor’s Government to focus on areas other than external security. “The nation will now be able to devote itself whole-heartedly to the task of meeting the developmental and social aspirations of its citizens, confident in the security provided by its own forces,” Mr. Sharma said. “The men and women standing before me today will go a long way to ensuring that fear never returns to this country.” After the exchange of flags, the 96-member company from Thailand that had been based in the area conducted a ceremonial march followed by a Thai kickboxing display. The FALINTIL-FDTL battalion then carried out a drill display, which was followed by a mock military manoeuvre. read more

Robin Roberts of ABC News given ESPNs ESPY award for courage to

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – ESPN is staying in the family in giving its Arthur Ashe Courage Award to Robin Roberts at its annual ESPY awards this summer.The “Good Morning America” anchor is being saluted for how she kept viewers involved in her treatments for two serious illnesses. She had breast cancer in 2007 and last year had to undergo a bone marrow transplant to treat a rare blood disorder. Roberts returned to “Good Morning America” last month.Roberts came to sister company ABC from ESPN, where she was the network’s first black female sportscaster.Most past awards recipients have sports connections, like former Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt last year. But the ESPYs also have honoured Nelson Mandela and the four men who tried to stop one of the Sept. 11 hijackings. Robin Roberts of ABC News given ESPN’s ESPY award for courage, to be presented this summer by The Associated Press Posted Mar 26, 2013 12:24 pm MDT read more

Ball State shoots 59 per cent rolls past DII Tiffin 10862

MUNCIE, Ind. — Tayler Persons scored 20 points, Trey Moses had 14 points and 17 rebounds and Ball State rolled to a 108-62 victory over Division II Tiffin on Tuesday night.Both Persons and Moses were 7 of 10 from the field. Zach Gunn added 17 points, made four 3-pointers and grabbed eight rebounds for Ball State (4-3). K.J. Walton and Tahjai Teague added 15 points apiece. The Cardinals shot 59 per cent from the floor and made nine 3-pointers.Tiffin, which averages 96.4 points, were held to just 24-of-70 shooting (34 per cent) and missed 22 3-pointers. Austin Adams made 8 of 10 field goals and finished with 18 points to lead the Dragons.The Cardinals had a double-digit lead midway through the first half and built a 49-34 halftime advantage. Gunn’s 3-pointer stretched Ball State’s lead to 72-50 with 12:33 left.The Associated Press read more

Opera world fury as ENO casts Katherine Jenkins and Alfie Boe in

first_imgEnglish National Opera has risked the wrath of its core fans after announcing it is to stage a new version of Carousel starring Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins, as it bids to expand its audiences to lovers of musicals.ENO has announced it is working on 41 performances of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, with the same company which produced last year’s Sunset Boulevard and Sweeney Todd.It is the second musical announced for the London Coliseum next year, with Meatloaf’s Bat Out of Hell also put on in the summer as part of plans to raise revenue for ENO by renting out its stage.After announcing the new show, the company was accused of compromising its integrity, with one director claiming it had stabbed the industry in the back and critic claiming its brand was now “down the toilet”. Alfie Boe, the singer 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. @E_N_O Please say this is a joke @Save_ENO.— Jacky Tarleton (@JackyTarleton) November 25, 2016 @E_N_O @KathJenkins @AlfieBoe The most embarrassing announcement yet in a long line of embarrassing announcements @Save_ENO #getagripPollock— Thomas Walton (@keikobadger) November 25, 2016 Very sad to hear of our national Opera company putting on a musical “starring” an opera hater and a not worthy and with no company chorus.— Matthew Rose (@roseandfriends) November 25, 2016 John La Bouchardiere, a director, said there was “no excuse for casting below standards of commercial theatre”, declaring of ENO on Twitter: “The end is nigh.”The 41-performance run of Carousel will be directed by Lonny Price from April 7 onwards, with tickets costing £12 – £110. So that’s the last of ENO’s integrity totally compromised. Yes there will be bums on seats but at what cost ? #carousel— Gillian Webster (@GilWebster) November 25, 2016 Glenn Close starred in the hit ENO production of Sunset Boulevardcenter_img Glenn Close starred in the hit ENO production of Sunset Boulevard Carousel, the 1956 film Alfie Boe, the singer But Cressida Pollock, its CEO, said it was essential for ENO to expand its audiences through putting on new musicals, with the publicly-funded body having a responsibility to appeal to more than just a small proportion of critical opera fans.She added ENO’s first foray into musicals with the GradeLinnit company, Sweeney Todd, had 57 per cent of its audience coming to the Coliseum for the first time, with eight per cent of those going on to return to a more traditional opera.The production will use some of the ENO’s chorus, which found itself in the headlines this year over much-criticised changes to their contracts, and the in-house orchestra. “We’re doing very specific musicals here, which are semi-staged with leads which will draw a new audience, create excitement around ENO and potentially introduce people to opera for the first time.“I think that is absolutely within our remit.” But no sooner had the news been announced than it was heavily criticised by the opera world.Gillian Webster, the lyric soprano, said: “So that’s the last of ENO’s integrity totally compromised. Yes there will be bums on seats but at what cost ?” Carousel, the 1956 film Decisions have not yet been made over whether it will be the full chorus and orchestra or a proportion of each. Carousel marks the first time singer Jenkins has worked with ENO.Pollock told the Telegraph: “We all have to look at how we reach audiences, and how we demonstrate to new audiences that if you like a musical, come and see an opera.“We are here as a publicly-funded company to serve the public. And the overwhelmingly positive public reaction to this demonstrates that we are doing just that.last_img read more

Newmont powers up at Tanami gold mine in Australia

first_imgNewmont Mining says it has completed the Tanami power project, in the Northern Territory of Australia, safely and on schedule.The project included the installation of two power stations, a 66 kV interconnected power line, and a 450 km natural gas pipeline. The pipeline was built and will be maintained by Australian Gas Infrastructure Group, while the power stations were constructed and will be operated by Zenith Energy. Capital costs are estimated at approximately $245 million with annual cash lease payments over a 10-year term beginning in 2019.The successfully completed project is expected to provide the Tanami gold mine a safe and reliable energy source while lowering power costs and carbon emission by 20%, Newmont said. The project is expected to generate net cash savings of $34/oz from 2019 to 2023, delivering an internal rate of return of greater than 50%.Newmont Chief Executive Officer, Gary Goldberg, said: “In addition to lowering costs and carbon emissions, the completed Tanami power project will pave the way to further extend the life of the operation.“Consistent execution and delivery remain the hallmark of our ability to generate free cash flow and create long-term value for our shareholders and other stakeholders. Completion of the project coincides with Tanami pouring its 10 millionth ounce of gold on the back of record production of 500,000 oz last year. This achievement is a testament to the skill of our team as well as our valued partnership with the Walpiri people, the Traditional Owners of the land.”Tanami is Australia’s second largest underground gold mine and one of the most cost competitive gold producers in the world, according to Newmont. Newmont’s continued exploration work at Tanami has created the potential to extend mine life beyond 2028, with additional upside through a possible second expansion project the company expects to make a full funding decision on in the second half of 2019. Last year, more than 800,000 oz of gold resources were converted into reserves from Tanami’s Auron orebody.last_img read more

The Sky Sports plan for the GAA technology analysis and winning over

first_imgSteve Smith: ‘The most important thing is what the analysts say’ Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHOSKY SPORTS TOOK centre stage at Croke Park yesterday.The broadcaster unveiled their cast of presenters and analysts as they crank up their preparations ahead of their entry to the world of GAA this summer.But what can we expect from this seismic development for the GAA? Steve Smith, the Sky Sports Director of Production, guided TheScore.ie through what they have in store.TechnologyThere will be a sharp focus on what technological features Sky Sports bring to their approach but Smith is adamant that it will not come at the expense of their analysis.“We’re trying to marry the polished technology that you see on Sky Sports along with the expert analysts that we have employed. The most important thing is what the analysts say. We don’t want to have a a situation where the analysts are concentrating on technology more than what they are saying.“One of the reasons why we are bringing Brian (Carney) into the team is that he has worked with a lot of the technology we will be looking to employ within the GAA. He will be able to drive that in the early period.“The televising will be from the ground. It means that we have to come up with a solution that is a mobile solution. The analogy would be ‘Monday Night Football’. That comes from Sky Sports studios in London and you only have to have the technology that works in that studio. There are greater challenges when you take that technology out on the road.” Steve Smith (left) addressing media yesterday. Source: TheScore.ieAnalystsThe popularity and excellence of Gary Neville’s contributions on Sky Sports ‘Monday Night Football’ has heightened expectations of the broadcaster’s GAA analysis becoming similarly advanced.“He (Gary) had a lot of experience in terms of TV experience before he came to Sky Sports because he worked a lot with MUTV,” outlined Smith. “He had done a lot, that not a lot of people had seen. Then when he came to Sky Sports he had the platform and technology to be able to bring that to life.“I think we have three years to develop our (GAA) output. I spoke to Bernard Brogan last week and he was talking about what important role within the team the analysts play. We need to bring that to light.” Bernard Brogan was consulted recently by Sky Sports. Source: Donall Farmer/INPHOSky’s GAA TeamRachel Wyse and Brian Carney will front the GAA coverage but behind the scenes there will be a team working to direct operations. Ciaran O’Hara, who has worked extensively with TV3 on GAA in the past, is a notable addition.“Clearly I am not an expert on GAA but I hope we have got the right team around us that will bring that to the fore,” stated Smith. “I will be over for the first game definitely but my remit is across the whole of sports. So what I will be doing is watching from afar but coming across periodically.“We have a producer back in the UK Dave Lawrence who has 25 years experience of producing within Sky Sports. Ciaran O’Hara has obviously got the expert GAA knowledge. It is a unique challenge and a unique opportunity to blend those two things together.”Winning Over The Irish AudienceSky Sports arrival to the world of GAA has not been met with universal approval. Smith accepts that convincing fans of the value of Sky is a challenge.“It is going to be a challenge but it is going to be an exciting challenge, one that we are really looking forward to. With traditional sport there’s always going to be an element of questioning from the fans as to what a new broadcaster will do with their sport.“But the important message for us is that we understand that, we respect that and we want to make sure that we put a great offering on for GAA fans.”First Day Out In KilkennyNowlan Park on June 7th is where it will all begin for Sky Sports and GAA. It’ll be a unique venue for them to broadcast from. The home of the Cats is currently without a roof on the Old Stand after wind damage last February.“That’s where the production manager and directors go and deal with the specific detail but I do know about Nowlan Park and the fact it’s re-developing,” remarked Smith.“The plan is to shoot from that side rather than into that side. We’d much rather show what a great spectacle it is rather than shooting a building site.“At the moment, we’ve got live programmes that are three hours or around that. I think the exciting opportunity of Sky Sports and the capacity of what we have, is that we can tailor our approach to different games.“If we know the appetite that’s over here for pre-match and post-match, we can look to lengthen as we develop in a season.” The wind damaged the stand in Nowlan Park recently. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHOMidweek Highlights ShowAside from their live coverage, Sky will also have a midweek highlights show but there will be no analysis.“All our analysts are over here (in Ireland), all our studios are over at Sky. Which means that we end up with a solution where for live game works really well because they’re all on site.“When you’re in a situation where you’re looking at highlights, you haven’t got a natural home for a highlights show. It’s highlights of all the matches. You’re completing the narrative for GAA fans who watch on Sky Sports.”Liaising With Amateur PlayersSky’s flagship sports see them deal with professional sports stars in competitions like the Barclays Premier League and the Heineken Cup. But liasing with amateur players in the GAA throws up unique challenges for Smith and his team.“When we set out with the Premier League, it was important to build relationships and build trust. I understand it’s a slightly different dynamic because you’re dealing with amateur players.“But I hope we can work with the GPA to try and build that. And the flip side is with the platforms that we have and the amount of people that we can reach, it’s an opportunity for those guys to profile themselves as well. I haven’t met with them (GPA) yet. We have to approach it from a fresh perspective.” Dessie Farrell, the chief executive of the GPA. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHOMDMA and Tony Kelly fist bump their way through Sky’s first ever GAA adSky Sports announce Wyse, Canavan, English and O’Connor as their GAA teamlast_img read more

Eamon Gilmore calls for support on UN Syria but Russias already said

first_imgTÁNAISTE AND MINISTER for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore says that there is clear evidence of war crimes in Syria and Ireland will therefore be backing a request to refer Syria to to the International Criminal Court.The French initiated request is being made to the UN Security Council and is being supported by all 28 EU countries as well as a number of other UN member states.The Security Council Resolution would allow the International Criminal Court to investigate possible war crimes and crimes against humanity that have taken place in the conflict that is now in is fourth year.The UN Security Council vote will take place this morning and Gilmore has called on all members of the security council to support it:War crimes have clearly been committed in Syria and we have a duty to ensure that there should be no impunity for those responsible. The International Criminal Court is the appropriate international forum for justice and accountability. The vote is highly unlike to be passed however with Russia already indicating that they will veto the initiative.Moscow’s ambassador to the UN yesterday dismissed the resolution as a a “publicity stunt” and said it would undermine efforts to find a political solution to the conflict in Syria.The Department of Foreign Affairs has also announced that it will be providing an additional €5 million in humanitarian aid to Syria, bringing Ireland’s funding commitments in the Middle-Eastern nation to €26 million since 2011.Chemical weapons inspectors in Syria this week said that the country had destroyed stocks of a key chemical needed to produce the deadly nerve gas sarin.The joint UN chemical weapons mission said that 7.2 per cent of Syria’s chemical weapons material remains in the country.© – AFP 2014Read: Five charity workers released after five months in captivity in Syria >Read: There is “strong evidence” that the Syrian government used chlorine gas in attacks on rebels >last_img read more