‘No favorite, no underdog’ in Ginebra-Meralco series, says Tenorio

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “There’s no favorite and underdog in this series. It’s going to be 50-50,” Tenorio told INQUIRER.net.“There are no injuries to either team and they’ve also added firepower in Ranidel,” he said, singling out the veteran forward Ranidel de Ocampo, who has been a perfect fit for the Bolts.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 shutoutThe 33-year-old Tenorio said both teams present a difficult matchup to each other.The Gin Kings have the size advantage with the 7-foot Slaughter and 6-foot-9 Japeth Aguilar upfront while the Bolts flaunt a versatile roster led by the do-it-all import Allen Durham. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa “It’s gonna be a really, really tough matchup for both teams. Not only for us. Of course, we’re going to make things hard for them and definitely, they will also make it difficult for us,” Tenorio said.Both Grand Slam coaches Tim Cone and Norman Black acknowledged the other team’s edge heading into Game 1 on Friday in Lucena.“I think Meralco is probably the most balanced team out there. It’s going to be hard for us to dictate match-ups with them because of their versatility,” said Cone, the only coach to win two Grand Slams. “Durham changes things.”“They are the biggest team in the league. They’ve shown this conference that they can overpower teams. We have Durham, we can go big or small but whatever we do, we’re never going to be big as them,” Black said.Ginebra won last year’s finals on a buzzer-beating triple by Justin Brownlee in Game 6.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 Games View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBarangay Ginebra point guard LA Tenorio sees the finals rematch against Meralco as dead even ahead of tipoff.Tenorio has a point. Both teams are healthy and the Bolts have brought in additional firepower to level the return of Greg Slaughter to the Gin Kings and the acquisition of Kevin Ferrer from the draft.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Read Next MOST READ Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Meralco has been on a redemption tour ever since that painful loss and Tenorio thinks the Gin Kings have very little room for error.“We just have to be ready, we just have to be composed and focused every possession this series. We cannot blink our eye, it’s like one blink and we’re dead.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mavs take tempered expectations into Nowitzki’s 20th seasonlast_img read more

James Harden’s 30-point streak ends but Rockets beat Hawks

first_imgUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town The Hawks cut the lead to five on a basket by John Collins with about 2 1/2 minutes remaining. Harden missed his 10th 3-pointer seconds after that, but Harden was fouled on a 3-pointer on the next possession and made all of the free throws to make it 115-107.Atlanta scored the first nine points of the fourth quarter, with five points including a long 3-pointer from Young, to cut the lead to one. P.J. Tucker got the Rockets going again when he made a 3-pointer to make it 98-94 with 8 1/2 minutes remaining.Young’s hot shooting continued after that when he made his seventh 3 to cut the lead to one again.Harden made four quick points later in the quarter, but Young was at it again after that, sinking his eighth 3-pointer to cut the lead to 107-102 with about five minutes left.Young said he couldn’t appreciate his big night since the Hawks came up short.“For me, I’ve grown up with a dad who raised me that winning is the only thing that matters,” he said. “So for me, of course you want to play well, of course you want to do well in the game and help your team, but at the end of the day I don’t feel good about it.”Vince Carter got the Hawks within one with a 3-pointer later in the third quarter before Houston scored five quick points, capped by a basket from Harden to make it 82-76 with about four minutes left in the third.Alex Len added a 3 for Atlanta after that but the Rockets padded the lead to 90-79 with an 8-0 run.The Hawks got within seven late in the third, but Paul made a shot while being foul and completed the 3-point play to leave Houston up 95-85 entering the fourth.TIP-INS US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul, left, and guard James Harden look on during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks, Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)HOUSTON — James Harden isn’t exactly lamenting the end of his impressive scoring run.Harden had 28 points, snapping his 32-game streak with at least 30 while the Houston Rockets beat the Atlanta Hawks 119-111 on Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte “This was the first time I was able to move it since a few days,” he said. “So it kind of felt good to go out there and just move it and run around. I hadn’t really done any movement or working out. I’ve been in bed really.”He got to 28 points with 23.3 seconds left and had the ball on Houston’s last possession but did not attempt a shot from half court with the game in hand. When asked if the injury affected his shot he said: “I don’t care. Made shots, missed shots, we won the game.”Harden last came up short of 30 points in a Dec. 11 win over Portland, when he had 29. During the streak, he scored 50 or more points four times, including a career-high 61 in a win at the Knicks on Jan. 23.“Eventually it was going to have to end one of these days,” coach Mike D’Antoni said. “He’s unbelievable. He’ll start another one.”Chris Paul added 20 points, and Eric Gordon hit four 3-pointers for 16 points.ADVERTISEMENT Jordan Clarkson hopes to join Gilas brothers in China for Fiba World Cup ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woescenter_img Read Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ LATEST STORIES He’s glad it’s over, too — especially since he had no expectation of matching Wilt Chamberlain’s 65-game streak, the longest in NBA history. Harden’s stretch with 30 or more points ranks second.“Yeah I am. It was cool but I knew I wasn’t going to get to No. 1,” Harden said before walking away chuckling.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesHouston overcame a scoring outburst from Hawks rookie Trae Young, who set career highs with eight 3-pointers and 36 points.Harden returned after missing Saturday’s win over Golden State with a neck injury and missed all 10 3-pointers he attempted. Hawks: Collins had 20 points. … Kevin Huerter had seven points in his return after missing the last two games with a sprained left ankle. … Carter received a flagrant 1 foul in the third quarter when he knocked Austin Rivers to the court on a fast break.Rockets: It was Paul’s third straight 20-point game. … Iman Shumpert returned after missing the last two games with a sore right knee. … Kenneth Faried had 13 points and has scored at least 10 points in all 15 games as a Rocket, which is the longest streak of his career.OLD FRIENDSVince Carter took a second to chat with Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon, who was sitting courtside on Monday night. The Dream and Carter were teammates in Olajuwon’s final NBA season in 2001-02, when he left the Rockets after 17 seasons to play for the Raptors at 39.Carter, who is in his 20th season, is currently the oldest player in the NBA at 42.THEY SAID ITPaul on Young’s performance: “He was hooping. It’s funny because coach (D’Antoni) and everybody was like, ‘Man he can play.’ I was like, ‘Yeah we knew that.’”UP NEXTHawks: Host Minnesota on Wednesday night.Rockets: Visit Charlotte on Wednesday night. Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View commentslast_img read more

Kings Eyes Rangers Sweep

first_imgNEW YORK — The Los Angeles Kings know they are heading home after Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals. They don’t want to bring the New York Rangers along for the ride.One day before their first chance at their second Stanley Cup title in three years, the Kings harkened back to a pair of series — one this year when they rallied from a 3-0 hole to eliminate San Jose in the first round, and the 2012 finals when New Jersey won two straight to force Game 6.Los Angeles has taken a 3-0 lead over the Rangers in this series with a pair of overtime wins at home and then a 3-0 victory at Madison Square Garden on June 9 behind Jonathan Quick’s 32-save performance.“It wasn’t easy for us to come back from 3-0 in the first series,” star defenseman Drew Doughty said. “We know how it can happen. All it takes is one game, one momentum shift. The team can run with it, the other team can be down in the dumps.“That’s why this next game is so important. We can’t let them back into the series.”Game 4 is June 11 in New York. Though Los Angeles has four chances to reclaim the Cup, notching the first finals sweep since 1998 is just how the Kings hope to do it.“Be as desperate as before Game 3,” forward Jarret Stoll said of the Kings’ mindset. “We knew we needed to be a desperate team. We want to have a killer instinct and play the right way, play determined.”The Rangers got into this predicament with a significant amount of misfortune. They were ahead 2-0 in each of the first two contests, and they failed to seal the win in Game 2 when they held three two-goal leads.In Game 3, two of the Kings’ goals bounced into the net off Rangers players. The third was scored after New York made a good defensive play, only to have the puck bounce right back to Mike Richards for a goal.“I didn’t expect my players to be cheery and upbeat,” Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said. “We’re in the Stanley Cup finals and we’re down 3-0. You don’t get a lot of these opportunities.”Here are five things to watch for in Game 4:CONN SMYTHE CONTENDERS: As the Kings close in on the Stanley Cup, the conversation about the Conn Smythe Trophy for the playoffs’ Most Valuable Player is heating up.Doughty has emerged as a leading candidate. He scored a goal in Game 1 of the finals, and has notched five goals and 12 assists in the playoffs. He also logged 41 minutes, 41 seconds of ice time in the Kings’ 5-4, double-overtime victory in Game 2.Teammate Justin Williams is a dark-horse contender. He has scored six goals, including the overtime winner in Game 1, and added 16 assists in 24 postseason games. He is seeking his third Stanley Cup title, having won with Los Angeles and Carolina in 2006.SEEKING A SWEEP: While there hasn’t been a sweep in the finals in 16 years, it was quite common before this drought. The last team to capture the Cup in a 4-0 romp was the Detroit Red Wings, who vanquished the Washington Capitals in 1998 for their second consecutive championship and finished a run of four sweeps in a row.Detroit also eliminated Philadelphia in four straight in 1997, the Colorado Avalanche took out the Florida Panthers in 1996, and New Jersey started the spurt one year earlier against Detroit.“Being up 3-0, we’re a confident group,” Kings forward Jeff Carter said.ROSTER OPTIONS: Los Angeles defenseman Robyn Regehr is still looking to make his first appearance in the finals. He has missed 16 games since May 3, when he injured his knee in the second-round opener at Anaheim. He is healthy enough to play, but Kings coach Darryl Sutter seems reluctant to shake up a roster that has built a 3-0 finals lead.The Rangers will have Daniel Carcillo available following the forward’s six-game suspension for appearing to twice elbow linesman Scott Driscoll, who was trying to keep Carcillo away from a fight during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals.Carcillo’s original ban of 10 games was reduced by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman.SIMILAR SITUATION: The Kings’ run to their first championship is eerily similar to their series with the Rangers. Los Angeles beat New Jersey in overtime in each of the first two finals games in 2012 and then posted a shutout in Game 3. The Devils won the next two before falling 6-1 in Game 6.HOME-ICE ADVANTAGE? The Kings won the first two games of the finals at home, but both they and the Rangers have found plenty of success on the road. Los Angeles improved to 8-5 with its Game 3 win at New York. The Rangers are 6-6 away from Madison Square Garden in the playoffs after winning a club-record 25 road games during the regular season.(IRA PODELL, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Hardik Pandya wakes up father with surprise visit home, posts video online

first_imgHardik Pandya’s sweet gesture made his father’s day on Friday as he returned home after a long and grueling tour of England.Pandya Jr. returned home after three long months and surprised his father in his bedroom and greeted him with a warm hug. Hardik’s father was seen sleeping but the moment he saw Pandya’s face, his face lit up and the two embraced each other.Pandya posted the video on Instagram and captioned it: “When you surprise daddy #seeinghimafter3months”The video won hearts and people loved the moment shared by the duo and gave their well wishes to the family.Pandya, who was with the Indian team in England and missed only one match, will again fly off to Dubai to meet up with the Rohit Sharma-led India side for the Asia Cup, which starts on Saturday.Also read – Hardik Pandya records maiden five-wicket haul in Test cricketHowever, he will have some time to settle in as India open their campaign against Hong Kong on Tuesday.Pandya’s role in the side will be a important one and the tournament could well hold huge importance for him after a drab tour of England. Barring the last Test match of the five-match series, Pandya played all the matches in England but failed to perform on a consistent basis.He scored 302 runs from 11 games across all the formats and picked up 17 wickets. This also includes a tour game against Essex, where he struck 51.advertisementHe did impress with a 52 not out and a sensational spell in Nottingham, where he picked up 5/28 but barring that, Pandya has failed to help India like a proper all-rounder is expected to.Also read – I don’t want to be Kapil Dev, says Hardik PandyaHe was criticised by former greats including Michael Holding for not being able to affect the game as much an all-rounder should after the Lord’s Test as well.”I don’t think he does a lot with the ball. That is number one. He is not consistent. He does not have the control that puts batsmen under pressure constantly. He will bowl a couple of good deliveries, yes, but you need to have the control to put batsmen under pressure consistently. And he doesn’t have that.If you are going to be a frontline bowler anywhere in the world, if you are going to be someone that your captain can rely on, that can throw you the ball and expect you to get wickets and expect you to have control, he is not really the man in my opinion,” Holding told espncricinfo.Also read – Don’t worry about me: Hardik Pandya hits back at critics after 5 for 28But, Pandya came out and defended himself after his maiden five-wicket haul in Nottingham and said that others don’t need to worry about him as he can take care of himself.”Let’s not worry about me, I know what I’m doing, and I don’t care what people say about me. The team backs me and that’s important,” said Pandya to Nasser Hussain.But, he failed to replicate his show in the fourth Test and was dropped for the last one at The Oval as India opted for Hanuma Vihari.Vihari did impress with a fifty on debut and a three-wicket haul but that didn’t help India win the match as the visitors lost the game by 118 runs and the series 1-4.Also read – Focus on cricket: Hardik Pandya trolled after posting travel day photoFollowing that, Pandya posted a photo of himself on Instagram, where he said that he was ‘gutted’ with the result but it was a well fought series.”Back to India. Gutted with the result but it was a well fought series and good to be back home for couple of days before we fly again for Asia cup in few days time,” Pandya captioned the photo.But, that didn’t go down well with the fans as they trolled him for being so ‘cool’ and posing like a ‘rapper’ after a series defeat.Therefore, no matter what he says and feels, the Asia Cup could be a very important series for the Baroda all-rounder ahead of the World Cup next year in England and Wales.advertisementlast_img read more

Tennis: Prajnesh Gunneswaran rises to career-high ranking of 80

first_imgContinuing his good run, India’s Prajnesh Gunneswaran achieved a career-high ranking of 80 in the latest ATP rankings released Monday.The 29-year-old from Chennai, who broke into the top 100 in February this year, improved two places to become the sixth highest in terms of singles ranking in the history of Indian tennis.Prajnesh had reached the third round of Indian Wells 2019 in his maiden appearance at an ATP Masters event. It was also his first apperance in the third round of an ATP 1000 Tournament.He had also entered the main draw of Miami Open to rise to 81 last month.Another Indian Ramkumar Ramanathan dropped 16 spots to slip out of the top 150. He is now at the 157th position.Also Read | Country needs to do lot more for women empowerment in sports, says Sania Mirzalast_img

How to Travel Anywhere with Only Carry-on Luggage

first_img Editors’ Recommendations 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know What to Wear on a Red-Eye Flight: Fashionably Comfortable Apparel for the Long Haul 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts Mastering the art of “carry-on only” travel can mean the difference between breezing through airport security and customs like a ninja or getting stranded in your destination with nothing but the clothes on your back. The goal is to do more with less by packing smarter. Here are our favorite tips for traveling anywhere for any length of time with carry-on only luggage.ClothingThe most important tip for going carry-on only is packing the right clothing. Dark, lightweight, quick-wicking materials are the way to go, as they simplify your on-the-road outfit creation, dry quickly when laundered in a hotel, and layer easily for comfort in almost any climate. Look to Under Armour for base layers like underwear, socks, and T-shirts. Arc’teryx offers an incredibly versatile line of shirts that look as good in the streets of Milan as hiking Kilimanjaro. Toss in your favorite pair of sturdy jeans – a single pair is plenty – and wash along the way if absolutely necessary.For footwear, pack a versatile pair of black or brown boots that strikes a balance between casual and smart. With the right choice, the only other footwear you should need is a pair of outdoor adventure shoes. A pair of rubber-soled, waterproof Keen water shoes works well for almost anything active including hiking, running, wading the Amazon River, or just trekking around town.Related: In-Vest in Some SecurityToiletriesRepeat this mantra: “I’ll buy it when I get there, I’ll buy it when I get there …”Even Antarctica has ATMs and sundry stores so, no matter the destination, plan to buy your most basic toiletries (toothpaste, deodorant, body wash, etc.) upon arrival. This saves space in your bag and, in the case of liquids, alleviates the need to pack everything into an impossibly tiny, TSA-approved Ziploc bag. After the basics, the only things left to pack are prescription medications and any must-have (read: absolutely essential) toiletries. Take it one step further by researching any complimentary items your hotel provides, including mouthwash, hairdryers, shoe shine kits, cotton swabs, etc.Also consider toiletries that can pull double duty. The incredibly versatile Dr. Bronner’s 18-in-1 liquid soap, for example, is useful as a body soap, face wash, shampoo, and laundry/dishwashing detergent.LuggageCompartmentalizing your personal effects is essential to staying neat and organized on the road. Find a pack with built-in compartments for sorting things like underwear, socks, and toiletries. Alternatively, you can opt for an open concept bag and organize your wares using packing cubes (like these from Eagle Creek) or traditional stuff sacks.Lastly, look for a pack with a zippered main compartment that ideally expands 5” or more. This will ensure your suitcase fits within the tightest overhead compartments when fully compacted, while still allowing the versatility to add and remove personal effects along the way.Wear It ThereIf your travel inventory is heavy on the gadgets, look to “wearable luggage” to cheat traditional carry-on requirements and provide a third place to stash your gear. SCOTTeVEST has long been the standard for gear jackets/vests and their entire line is designed to smartly and comfortably distribute weight throughout the garments. Their flagship SeV System 8.0 men’s jacket boasts a whopping 39 pockets and holds an entire messenger bag worth of gear, including a tablet, cell phone, electronics cables, water bottle, sunglasses, snacks, keys, wallet, and a whole lot more. As an added bonus, these jackets assure that your most sensitive and valuable gear is well concealed and literally on you at all times.(Photo via Flickr) Sprint Through Airport Security With These TSA-Approved Men’s Grooming Kits Pickpocket Prevention: Don’t Become a Mark While Travelinglast_img read more

Spanish Town Residents to Benefit from Health Fair at St. Catherine High

first_img The all-day event will commence at 9:00 a.m., with persons being screened and counselled for major ailments. This is part of the school’s effort to partner with the communities, according to Principal, Marlon Campbell. More than 3,000 residents in the St. John’s Road area of Spanish Town are expected to benefit from the St. Catherine High School annual health fair, to be held on Friday, March 15. Story Highlights More than 3,000 residents in the St. John’s Road area of Spanish Town are expected to benefit from the St. Catherine High School annual health fair, to be held on Friday, March 15.The all-day event will commence at 9:00 a.m., with persons being screened and counselled for major ailments.This is part of the school’s effort to partner with the communities, according to Principal, Marlon Campbell.He told JIS News that some years ago they experienced almost three break-ins each year, but through the fair and other outreach initiatives by the school with the surrounding communities, over the last four years there has been no such incident at the institution.“We have never felt so close to the community, and it is things like this that we have done that pull the communities so close to us. It tells me that the partnership is rich and real,” Mr. Campbell said.The Principal added that the school wants to uplift the area in the same way that it elevates its students. “We appreciate our communities and they must remain the eyes and ears of the school,” he said.For his part, Coordinator of the event, Jermaine Johnson, said the health fair serves as an educational forum for students, who engage in various sessions throughout the day.He noted that the fair’s theme is ‘Fit Life: Body and Mind’, and the focus will be on encouraging adults and children in the school and the surrounding communities to establish and maintain a healthy physical, spiritual and financial lifestyle.“The aim of our event is to help with primary care, and we want to ensure that we are making a mark in that area, because education is not just about making people ‘bright’ but to ensure that persons are well-rounded,” Mr. Johnson said.He said that the school embraces Christian principles, and is high on caring for others, and this initiative will help in achieving this.Mr. Johnson told JIS News that in addition to the medical entities that will have teams on the school grounds for the event, financial institutions will have representatives present to “guide persons in managing their money”.last_img read more

Aboriginal WellnessGladue Court and Provincial Court Services Established at Wagmatcook

first_imgProvincial Court services will soon be established in Wagmatcook First Nation, including Nova Scotia’s first Gladue or specialty court. The court will support the cultural needs of aboriginal people in conflict with the law. Justice Minister Diana Whalen announced today, April 24, that the province is investing $286,000 in the new court, which is expected to open later this year in the Wagmatcook Cultural and Heritage Centre. The Wellness and Gladue court will serve residents of Wagmatcook and Waycobah, and provide provincial court services to residents of Victoria County. “I want to thank all of our partners, including Pam Eyking, MLA for Victoria-The Lakes, for joining us in a historic partnership that brought the first Gladue court to Nova Scotia,” said Ms. Whalen. “This is an important step forward in improving access to justice and providing a response that is culturally respectful of the community it serves.” The establishment of court services in Wagmatcook First Nation supports the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Marshall Inquiry. “Establishing Nova Scotia’s first Gladue and Aboriginal Wellness court in one of our Mi’kmaq communities is a welcomed step to implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action and recommendations of the Marshall Inquiry,” said Chief Paul Prosper, justice lead for the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs. “It is crucial that the provincial justice system serves aboriginal people and takes into account the background and cultural needs of the Mi’kmaq.” Gladue courts serve aboriginal people who have matters before the court. They differ from traditional courts in that they take into account broader issues facing aboriginal people, such as the intergenerational trauma of residential schools. Gladue courts get their name from a 1999 Supreme Court of Canada decision that highlighted concerns about the discrimination against and over-representation of aboriginal people in the justice system. A Wellness Court attempts to identify and address the root cause of the offending behavior and develop a recovery support plan that links people to services. The court in Wagmatcook will allow indigenous offenders to accept responsibility for their actions, which is more consistent with aboriginal culture. Similar Wellness Courts exist in Port Hawkesbury and Amherst. “We have long advocated for a court in our region that is responsive to our culture and the needs our community. We are pleased that we can house it in our own community,” said Norman Bernard, chief, Wagmatcook First Nation. “This is important, not only for Mi’kmaq in Wagmatcook and We’koqma’q, but also for all the residents of Victoria County.” The new court in Wagmatcook will also offer regular provincial court sittings for youth and adults. These will include arraignments, bail hearings and other matters. “Having access to provincial court services is vital to our community,” said Bruce Morrison, warden, Victoria County. “The provincial court services at the Wagmatcook Cultural Centre in Victoria County are a result of our communities working together. This is good news for all.” Discussions on expanded court services for the community have been underway for the past year. With this announcement, Wagmatcook joins Eskasoni to become the second First Nation community to offer court services on reserve. Partners in the project include the Provincial Court Bench of Nova Scotia Judiciary, Wagmatcook and Waycobah First Nations, the Mi’kmaq Legal Support Network, Nova Scotia Legal Aid, the Public Prosecution Service, Victoria County, RCMP and the Nova Scotia Barristers Society.last_img read more

Kin allege patient denied treatment at SSKM Hospital

first_imgKolkata: The family members of a 27-year-old youth, who suffered critical injuries in his legs in a road accident, accused the SSKM Hospital of denying treatment to the patient.The victim identified as Enamul Mollah (27), a resident of Bhangar in South 24-Parganas had received critical injuries after being knocked down by a speeding bus on August 12. The patient was taken to the Calcutta National Medical College and Hospital immediately after the accident. The victim’s family members said that during his treatment at CNMCH, the doctors told them that the patient required a plastic surgery. The patient was shifted to the SSKM Hospital in the night of August 13. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaIt was also alleged by Mollah’s family members that hospital doctors told them that one of his legs has to be amputated as it developed severe infection but no surgery was conducted in the hospital. The family members claimed that the accident victim was denied proper treatment by the hospital. They said that there was a delay in conducting the surgery. The family members are scared as the doctors told them that the infection might lead to gangrene. The victim’s family members also expressed their concern as Mollah is the only bread-earner for his family. They claimed that if the patient was given proper treatment on time, his leg injuries could have been cured. A 27-year-old youth who suffered severe injuries in his leg allegedly denied admission at the SSKM Hospital. Mollah’s family members have registered a complaint with the SSKM Hospital authorities in this regard.last_img read more

Labrador 28 say they feel betrayed by letter to Premier

first_imgTrina Roache APTN National NewsAn Inuit leader in Labrador is calling on the premier to help get charges against 28 land protectors dropped.The group is facing 60 charges stemming from a protest at the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project in the fall.Johannes Lampe sent a letter to Dwight Ball Wednesday urging action from the government.But the people facing criminal charges say it’s not enough.troache@aptn.calast_img

Thelma Chalifoux former senator and Metis activist dies in Alberta at 88

first_img(Metis activist, and former senator Thelma Chalifoux died Friday. Photo courtesy: NAIT)The Canadian PressST. ALBERT, Alta.- Metis activist and retired senator Thelma Chalifoux has died.Chalifoux’s daughter, Debbie Coulter, says her mother passed away Friday evening at a care home in St. Albert, near Edmonton, and had been in declining health for some years.She was 88.Chalifoux was appointed to the upper chamber in 1997 and served until she retired at age 75 in 2004.Chalifoux was born in Calgary in 1929 and noted when she was named to the Senate that she raised seven children, so she was used to hard work.She began working in community development when she was offered a job by the Metis Association of Alberta.She later served as chairwoman of the Metis National Council Senate and vice-president of the Aboriginal Women’s Business Development Corporation.She was also the first Metis woman on the Senate of the University of Alberta.“We spent the last couple of days in her room surrounding her with love, music and stories,” Coulter said Sunday, noting that children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were present during that time.“We like to think that she could still hear us.”In her job with Alberta’s Metis Association, Chalifoux was sent from the cities of south and central Alberta to the northern bush country of Slave Lake, where she was to spend the next 12 years.Working with the Company of Young Canadians, a government agency that brought young workers in to help people in poor communities organize to improve their lot, she began fighting for better conditions for her people, especially better housing.She modelled her work on the writings of Saul Alinsky, who wrote about community development in black neighbourhoods in American cities.“When you develop communities, it’s like working in the trenches. You train the people to become self-sufficient,” Chalifoux told The Canadian Press in an interview in 1997.Along the way, she became one of the first Indigenous women to broadcast on private radio, Peace River’s CKYL.She received a National Aboriginal Achievement Award in 1994.During her time as senator she appointed a task force to consult with Edmonton’s Indigenous community about violent Indigenous youth gangs, and argued for better education and partnerships between the community, police and other Canadians.She also challenged a claim by then-Alberta premier Ralph Klein that she should have been elected to the post, noting she could have won an election.Chalifoux said she wouldn’t have a chance because she was a woman, Metis and didn’t have the finances for a campaign.After leaving the Senate, Coulter said her mother founded an organization to preserve and protect the Metis history in northern Alberta, called the Michif Institute. Coulter and her sister took it over when their mother became ill, and a version of it continues today.“There’s a saying that nobody wants on their grave that they wish they would have worked more. We were laughing about that the other day and we thought, well, except for my mother. She might have said that,” Coulter said.Contact APTN National News here: news@aptn.calast_img read more

Sears Canada Inc posts 591million loss in first quarter as revenue drops

TORONTO — Sears Canada Inc. (TSX:SCC) announced on Wednesday a $59.1 million net loss for the first quarter amid falling revenue, which was down 9.7 per cent from last year.The loss amounted to 58 cents per share — which was less than during the same time last year when the struggling department store operator reported a net loss of $75.2 million or 74 cents per share.Overall revenue for the quarter ended May 2 fell to $697.2 million, down $771.7 million, mostly because of store closures.Same-store sales were down 4.3 per cent, measuring a decline at locations open at least a year.The company currently has 167 corporate stores, 197 Hometown stores, over 1,300 catalogue and online merchandise pick-up locations, 85 Sears Travel offices and a nationwide repair and service network.Sears Canada poaches Target clothing brands Cherokee and Liz LangeSears Canada gets exclusive rights to Wayne Gretzky clothing lineSears Canada Ron Boire said the decline in same-store sales was less than any quarter in 2014 but the company is working to improve its revenue and earnings.This year’s quarter was helped by a $5.1 million gain from a settlement of retirement benefits while last year’s first quarter included a $7.6-million non-recurring expense related to its corporate transformation efforts.After various adjustments in both years, Sears Canada’s first quarter loss was $50.5 million compared with a loss of $58.1 million last year. read more

WATCH Drake goes retro in new music video

I REALLY NEEDED THIS I DIDN’T KNOW HOW MUCH I NEEDED IT UNTIL DRAKE GAVE IT TO US.#Degrassi pic.twitter.com/s8YFD79iCh— (@SeIenaskru) June 14, 2018 Drake’s Degrassi reunion for his “I’m Upset” video is everything Degrassi fans needed and more the fact that he showed old videos of the cast when they were kids and used the Degrassi theme song at the end of the video DRAKE IS THE GOATDON’T @ MEIDCIDCIDC pic.twitter.com/oxykBaiEPP— Caitlin (@BabyElise__) June 14, 2018 Drake took us all the way back to the early 2000s with a full “Degrassi” reunion in his new music video for “I’m Upset.”The rapper, who played Jimmy Brooks on the Canadian teen drama from 2001 to 2009, goes back to Degrassi High in the Karena Evans-directed music video.The six-minute video features cameos by many of the rapper’s co-stars including Ephraim Ellis (Rick Murray), Nina Dobrev (Mia Jones), Lauren Collins (Paige Brooks), Shane Kippel (Gavin “Spinner” Mason), Stefan Brogran (Archie “Snake” Simpson) and many others.Jay and Silent Bob—Kevin Smith’s signature creations—also made an appearance.While Jimmy is apparently no longer in a wheelchair, at one point in the clip his new friends get their revenge on Rick for shooting him in the back 14 years ago.Reaction to the video has been quick.THIS IS NOT A DRILL, DRAKE LITERALLY PUT THE ENTIRE DEGRASSI CAST IN HIS NEW VIDEO I AM NOT OKKKKK — Farrah Moan (@farrahrized) June 14, 2018 Netflix Canada will now just be Drake’s I’m Upset music video playing on repeat— Netflix “the gay Canadian one” Canada (@Netflix_CA) June 14, 2018 Drake has since hinted that his new album “Scorpion” will be released on June 29. read more

Bond swap hammers Greek banks Big 4 suffer €28bn in losses

by News Staff Posted Apr 20, 2012 3:58 pm MDT ATHENS, Greece – Four major Greek banks on Friday announced combined losses of €28 billion ($36.9 billion) in 2011, hammered by a recent bond-swap deal between Greece and with private creditors that leaves local lenders in pressing need of promised bailout money.Although the debt restructuring occurred this year, Greece’s National Bank, Alpha Bank, Eurobank and Piraeus Bank incorporated the losses into last year’s results.Hardest hit was National Bank, the largest Greek lender by assets, which said it had suffered an operating loss of €289 million ($381.25 million) last year, but a total loss of €12.3 billion ($16.23 billion) when including the damage from the debt swap.“It is clear that the Greek banking system is suffering the consequences of the fiscal crisis,” NBG’s CEO Apostolos Tamvakakis said in a statement.“It faces losses that amount to tens of billions of euros, mainly because of the debt exchange for Greek government bonds, and relatively smaller sums … from anticipated future losses in banks’ loan portfolios.”The other three lenders announced corresponding losses of €5.5 billion ($7.26 billion) for Eurobank, €3.8 billion ($5 billion) for Alpha Bank, and €6.3 billion ($8.31 billion) for Piraeus Bank.Under the landmark deal, some €105 billion ($138.52 billion) off Greece’s €368 billion ($485.47 billion) total debt load will be erased, with banks and other private lenders agreeing to trade in old bonds for new ones that have better repayment terms for the crisis-hit country.The agreement was vital for Greece to escape default and continue to receive rescue loans from other eurozone countries and the International Monetary Fund, as well as assistance for its cash-depleted banks.Earlier Friday, Prime Minister Lucas Papademos said had Greece has received the first €25 billion ($32.72 billion) in European funds to bolster its banks.Papademos said the funding from the European Financial Stability Facility would balance the massive bond-swap losses, as the country stands to draw a total €50 billion ($66 billion) from the EFSF for its banks.“Without this capital support, the orderly functioning of the (Greek) banking system could not be guaranteed,” Papademos told a business conference.But he added: “If the banks want a capital boost from the state they must increase the funds made available to businesses, especially small businesses.” Bond swap hammers Greek banks: Big 4 suffer €28bn in losses AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Marseille held by Dijon PSG chases 15th straight league win

PARIS — Following a crushing defeat in the Europa League, Marseille slipped up again when it drew 0-0 at home to Reims in the French league on Sunday.Marseille lost 4-0 at Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday to drop bottom of its Europa League group, having reached the final of the competition last season.Confidence seemed to be affected as Marseille laboured against Reims and top scorer Florian Thauvin was kept quiet. Playmaker Dimitri Payet had a free kick well saved as Marseille dropped points in its quest to qualify for next season’s Champions League.The draw leaves Marseille in fifth place, one point behind fourth-place Lille, while Reims is ninth.Later Sunday, runaway leader Paris Saint-Germain was aiming for a 15th straight league win when it travelled to Bordeaux.OTHER MATCHESStrasbourg moved up to eighth with an emphatic 4-1 win at Rennes after conceding early.Rennes led 1-0 thanks to forward Ismaila Sarr’s early goal, but Alsace side Strasbourg hit back with two penalties from midfielder Jonas Martin and a goal each from Adrien Thomasson and Pablo Martinez.Toulouse had its goalkeeper sent off early on and went 2-0 down before rallying to draw 2-2 at home to fellow struggler Dijon.Baptiste Reynet was sent off in the fifth minute and substitute goalkeeper Mauro Goicoechea was immediately called into action, saving a free kick.Dijon took the lead through Moroccan defender Nayef Aguerd. The goal was initially disallowed for offside but given after a video review.The visitors went 2-0 up in the 68th minute through midfielder Mehdi Abeid.Forward Max-Alain Gradel gave Toulouse hope with a spectacular overhead kick shortly after, and Belgian striker Aaron Leya Iseka equalized in the 77th.Toulouse is in 15th place, and Dijon is 17th.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsJerome Pugmire, The Associated Press read more

Bake Off crisis Mel and Sue opt against going with the dough

first_imgLove Productions is understood to have accused the BBC of “ripping off” the Bake Off format to create two new shows, involving the search for the nation’s leading amateur artist and hair stylist.While the BBC has tried to portray the loss of the baking show as a purely financial matter, a source at the corporation said that there had been a “total breakdown of trust” between the broadcaster and the production company, which made it “impossible” to agree a deal.READ: 10 things every Great British Bake Off fan needs nowIt is understood that Love threatened to sue the corporation over Hair, a BBC Three programme released in early 2014 that was billed by the broadcaster as “a competition to find Britain’s best amateur hair stylist”, and was widely reported as being akin to a “Bake Off for hairdressing”. All the 2016 contestants with Mel Giedroyc, Paul Hollywood, Mary Berry and Sue PerkinsCredit:Mark Bourdillon/Love Productions The pair, whose unstoppable innuendos are a key draw for viewers, are understood to have rejected entering talks with Channel 4, and quit without inviting an offer from the broadcaster.In a statement the pair said they were “very shocked and saddened” about Bake Off “moving from its home”.They added: “We made no secret of our desire for the show to remain where it was. The BBC nurtured the show from its infancy and helped give it its distinctive warmth and charm, growing it from an audience of two million to nearly 15 at its peak. Mel and Sue with judges Berry and Hollywood “We’ve had the most amazing time on Bake Off, and have loved seeing it rise and rise like a pair of yeasted Latvian baps. We’re not going with the dough. We wish all the future bakers every success.”Channel 4 is believed to have entered formal talks with representatives of Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry, the show’s judges. We’re not going with the doughSue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc Mel and Sue, pictured with Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood, have fronted the show since it first aired on BBC Two in 2010Credit:BBC All the 2016 contestants with Mel Giedroyc, Paul Hollywood, Mary Berry and Sue Perkins Channel 4 will be forced to find a new presenting team for the Great British Bake Off, after popular hosts Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins announced they were quitting the show ahead of its move to the commercial channel.The presenting duo, who have hosted all seven series of the BBC baking show, said that they had opted against “going with the dough”, as part of the programme’s £25 million move to Channel 4, and would instead step down at the end of the current run.The announcement came as senior figures at the BBC told the Telegraph that the corporation had lost Bake Off after a “catastrophic breakdown” in its relationship with the production company behind the show. The rancour between the two organisations is said to have been heightened by the fact that the corporation insisted on classifying Bake Off as a factual, rather than entertainment, show, meaning that it attracts a far lower budget than programmes such as Strictly Come Dancing, which are seen by fewer viewers.The talks were further complicated by the fact that the corporation had a high turnover of executives over the past year, with senior figures including Danny Cohen, the corporation’s one-time television chief, leaving the corporation, and Mark Linsey, his acting replacement, also moving on. By the time a final crunch meeting was scheduled, for Monday, there was little expectation on either side that a deal could be done.BBC sources say that the corporation offered Love around £15 million to keep the show, around twice what it currently pays for the full package of Bake Off-related programming, which the production company dismissed out of hand. Several hours later, Love signed a three-year deal with Channel 4.The commercial broadcaster faces a battle to replicate the success of Bake Off on the BBC, not least because of the decision of Perkins and Giedroyc to quit. A senior BBC source said Love had told the broadcaster that the programme was “staggeringly similar” to the Bake Off format, and that the corporation had agreed to a financial settlement with the production company, to prevent the case going to court.Barely a year later, the corporation was accused of attempting a similar move over the BBC One show, The Big Painting Challenge, presented by Richard Bacon and Una Stubbs.The broadcaster billed the programme as a “nationwide search for Britain’s best amateur artist”, which Love again complained bore all the hallmarks of its own baking show. The BBC is understood to have enlisted an official mediation service to try to settle the claim, with executives alleging that Bake Off itself had similarities to MasterChef, the BBC cookery contest, and that Love did not have a valid case. In the end, no settlement was reached.The negotiations between Love and the BBC for a new deal for Bake Off are believed to have started late last year, after Nadiya Hussain won the competition, in a final that was seen by 15 million viewers, the biggest television audience of 2015.The BBC’s opening offer to renew the contract is said to have equated to only an inflationary rise in the £200,000 that it currently pays for each episode of Bake Off, which was rejected out of hand by Love. Statement on Great British Bake Off: pic.twitter.com/j4D0mMoqmN— BBC Press Office (@bbcpress) 12 September 2016 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? 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Heroin worth £12m plus £500k in cash seized in series of police

first_imgA 52-year-old man, from Thatto Heath, was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and money laundering.A second man, 56, was arrested on suspicion of the same offences after officers seized around £30,000 from his car after a search of one of two addresses in Huyton.Merseyside Police said both have been taken to police stations to be questioned by detectives. Two men have been arrested after heroin with a street value of £1.2 million and a suitcase full of cash was seized in a string of raids Detective Inspector Nick Hughes, from TITAN, the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit (NWROCU) said: “TITAN is committed to tackling the blight of drugs on our streets and has already had many successes in disrupting the supply of drugs across the North West.”We will continue, with the support of police forces across the North West, to target those involved in the supply and distribution of Class A drugs and put them behind bars.” Two men have been arrested after heroin with a street value of £1.2 million and a suitcase full of cash was seized in a string of raids on Merseyside.Officers found 12kg of the drug and around £500,000 in cash during a search of a property in the Thatto Heath area of St Helens.Images released by police show blocks of heroin and a black suitcase stuffed with bundles of notes. Blocks of heroin were hidden under the floorboards of this propertycenter_img Two men have been arrested after heroin with a street value of £1.2 million and a suitcase full of cash was seized in a string of raidsCredit:PA 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. Blocks of heroin were hidden under the floorboards of this propertyCredit:PAlast_img read more

Cleveland Potash awards Qualter Hall headgear renewal contract

first_imgCleveland Potash has awarded Qualter Hall a major turnkey contract to renew the headgear at Boulby mine in Cleveland, northeast England. The headgear and associated equipment will be constructed by Qualter Hall on site adjacent to the existing tower during 2012, with the final installation taking place during the mine holiday shutdown in August/September 2013, so as not to interrupt production.Qualter Hall will be using a highly specialised procedure, involving jacking and then sliding out the existing 2,700 t concrete headgear on polished stainless steel slide paths to an area 50 m from the shaft, where it will then be demolished. Then the new 650 t steel headgear, which will have been prebuilt on slide paths about 20 m from the shaft, will be slid into final position over the shaft for completion and putting into operation, all within the holiday shutdown period. Finally a new concrete outer tower will be built over the new steel headgear.The scope of Qualter Hall’s turnkey works is extensive and will involve the design, build and installation of the new 50 m high headgear structure along with four 6.2 m diameter headgear pullies, two 23 t capacity skips, skip operating gear, receiving hopper, load out conveyor, gantry, shaft cover, safety systems and all associated electrical equipment inclusive of shaft communications and interlocks. Qualter Hall are also responsible for the civil works and foundations, concrete outer tower, airlock arrangement and demolition of the existing 55 m high concrete headgear structure. The new design will include for future uprating of the system, to allow the two 23 t capacity skips to be increased to two 30 t capacity skips.last_img read more

New Hankook tire concept requires no air is 95 recyclable

first_imgCan you imagine a world where your tires don’t require air and can be easily recycled? South Korean company Hankook can, and they’re showing off what that might look like in the future.The idea of a flexible tire without air isn’t new, but it also hasn’t been able to make it to the shelves of your local auto store yet. It’s a great idea in theory, and there’s not a motorist on the road today that wouldn’t love knowing that they won’t be stranded on the side of the road with a flat ever again. But so far all we’ve got are concepts.Hankook’s concept is called i-Flex, and it works by filling the inside of the tire with a web of recyclable material that is still capable of flexing in the same way an air-filled tire flexes when on the road. This geometric pattern replaces the need for air in the tire, and behaves as an integrated suspension by distributing energy from impacts across the tire evenly.Hankook is showing off the design at the 65th Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung in Frankfurt, without any expectation for delivery on this concept. The design is certainly intriguing, as is the notion that the user could have their choice of color in the exposed pattern areas on the i-Flex.The highly recyclable nature of the design and the absence of air alone are enough to excite just about anyone, but to be able to customize the design as well could quickly make these tires incredibly popular. They just have to make it to the shelves first.last_img read more

EU calls for 40000 property auctions

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A compliance report by the EU commission calls for 40,000 property auctions to be helde each year for the next three years, as part of the ongoing greek bailout. The demand, made known earlier this week, was met with a strong – albeit unoficcial – statement of denial by the Greek Ministry of Finance. The auctions are part of an effort of the country’s four largest banks, which have been recapitalised three times, as part of the bailout program, to reduce a “mountain” of bad debt they hold in the form of non-performing loans (NPLs) in 2018. To do so, the systemic banks are planning about 10,000 foreclosures, a plan that does not seem viable, considering that only 30 electronic auctions had been made up to December, tallying up the total number of properties to 80 overall. So far, auctions have been stalled either by bureaucracy and a sluggish judicial system or by anti-austerity activists holding protests. This month alone, 500 auctions have been announced, but if the goal is to be met, the banks have to schedule up to 2,000 auctions. last_img read more