Butler ties season high with 26, Wolves beat Magic

first_imgLATEST STORIES Minnesota Timberwolves’ Jimmy Butler, left, eyes the basket as Orlando Magic’s Nikola Vucevic of Montenegro defends in the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota—Jimmy Butler tied a season high with 26 points, Taj Gibson scored a season-high 24, and the Minnesota Timberwolves held off the Orlando Magic 124-118 on Wednesday night.Jeff Teague had 22 points and 11 assists, and Andrew Wiggins added 20 points as all five starters scored in double figures to help the Timberwolves end a two-game slide.ADVERTISEMENT Butler has scored at least 20 points in three of his last four games and seven overall this season.He had 16 points in the first half, and added seven in the first 4:36 of the second half to give Minnesota an 84-71 lead.Wiggins had seven points as Minnesota finished the third quarter on a 14-0 run for a 106-80 lead.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Westbrook’s 34 points lead Thunder past Warriors QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortcenter_img Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion View comments Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Karl-Anthony Towns had 18 points and 13 rebounds for his 14th double-double, which tied DeMarcus Cousins for the league lead.Aaron Gordon scored 26 points and added nine rebounds for the Magic, who have lost six straight. Terrence Ross scored a season-high 22 points, Evan Fournier had 19 and Nikola Vucevic finished with 11 points and 13 rebounds.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 shutoutOrlando was outscored 41-18 in the third quarter to fall behind by 26. However, the Magic started the fourth quarter on a 19-1 run to get within eight.Butler made Minnesota’s first basket of the quarter, a 3-pointer midway through the period, to end the rally. The Magic got within four in the waning seconds before Teague hit two free throws.last_img read more

West Indies vs England 2nd Test: Broad leads England fightback but WI still hold upper hand

first_imgWest Indies pressed home their advantage on day two of the second Test on Friday, leaving England’s hopes of winning the series hanging precariously in Antigua.Stuart Broad bowled particularly well for England, unlucky to pick up only three scalps during a long day in the field for the visitors, who dropped several catches, including two by Jos Buttler at third slip.Broad said England were still in with a winning chance given that West Indies will have to bat last.West Indies were 272 for six at the close in their first innings, having added 242 runs to their overnight score on a North Sound pitch that looked to have dried out considerably from Thursday’s greentop.Left-hander Darren Bravo (33) and captain Jason Holder (19) will resume on Saturday with the home team leading by 85 runs.Bravo faced 165 balls in an obdurate stay at the crease based on patience and a textbook straight bat.”I thought the Windies played really well. Darren Bravo showed great fight and character getting through that last session,” Broad told Sky Sports.The England bowlers, he said, had beaten the bat more than 100 times according to the team’s calculations.”We missed a couple of chances, can only blame ourselves for that. I think we deserved more than six wickets.”A good morning for us tomorrow and then someone plays an outstanding knock, we can win this Test match.”Broad, recalled after being controversially omitted for the first Test, was the pick of the England bowlers with 3-42, while fellow pacemen Ben Stokes (1-58) and James Anderson (0-58) also bowled well without luck.advertisementOff-spinner Moeen Ali (2-54) dismissed opener Kraigg Brathwaite (49) and hard-hitting Shimron Hetymer (21).The home team put on 96 runs in the first session, with opener John Campbell the lone man dismissed before lunch, caught in the slips for 47 off Stokes.Campbell and Brathwaite had put on 70 runs for the opening wicket, their third decent partnership in the series, providing West Indies with a launch-pad so often missing in recent years.West Indies lead the three-Test series 1-0.Also Read | West Indies vs England, 2nd Test Day 2 in North Sound: As it happenedlast_img read more

10 months agoMolde chief Neerland: Solskjaer will bring attacking style to Man Utd

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Molde chief Neerland: Solskjaer will bring attacking style to Man Utdby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveMolde managing director Oystein Neerland expects Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to bring an attacking brand of football to Manchester United.Molde have agreed to ‘lend’ Solskjaer to United as a caretaker following the sacking of Jose Mourinho.Neerland said: “For us, he is an offensive coach who plays entertaining football and he sees winning 4-2 as being better than 1-0.“He is very good at building teams, working within a structure to develop home grown players and giving them confidence to play but also being able to know when to sell them when the time is right because that is how this club works.“He has been so successful here. He has been here for six years – before and after Cardiff – and is very stable, very loyal and, just like at Manchester United, he is a former player so he knows the club very well and knows the DNA of the club.“He is a very positive guy. He is very easy to like and has a clear vision of how to play football but also works well with individual players.“There is no doubt in my mind that he will do well at Manchester United. He is a club legend there and that immediately means he will get respect from the players and the fans.“I don’t know well enough what’s happened inside Manchester United to comment and I will be careful on what I say on that.“But what I do know is that it’s important that he knows the history of the club and knows Manchester United’s past and what makes them successful.“It’s new times for the players but I know they will like him personally, they will enjoy working with him and it will be a big challenge to get some good results.“Of course it’s a surprise but not so much when you remember he’s got such history with the club, understands the club and he is also such a nice guy. He works so well with players and is a gentleman.” last_img read more

Margaree Rivers Tests Show No Algae Toxins

first_imgTest results of water in Southwest Margaree and Margaree rivers in Inverness County, show that the algae has dropped to acceptable levels and does not pose a health risk. No toxins are present. Although no toxins were found, people are encouraged not to use lake and river water for drinking, cooking, or brushing teeth unless properly treated and disinfected. The Department of Environment issued public advisories about the presence of an algae bloom in the lake and the rivers as a precautionary step to ensure public health is protected. Algae blooms occur naturally in water that is high in nutrients such as phosphate and nitrate. The cause of the blooms is not known. For more information, a fact sheet is available atwww.gov.ns.ca/nse/water/docs/BlueGreenAlgae.pdfor call the local Department of Environment office at 902-625-0791.last_img read more

Contest Winner Discovers Her Roots in Nova Scotia

first_img FOR BROADCAST USE Discover Your Nova Scotia Roots winner, Clare Donoghue, of Boston, is enjoying her grand prize vacation and learning more about her family’s connection to the province. Ms. Donoghue arrived in Halifax on August 8th to begin a six-day trip. Her prize included a personal session with well- known Maritime genealogist Terry Punch. Economic and Rural Development and Tourism Minister Percy Paris says the Discover Your Nova Scotia Roots contest on novascotia – dot- com is just one of the innovative marketing tools the province is using to attract more visitors and build the provincial tourism industry. -30- Discover Your Nova Scotia Roots winner, Clare Donoghue, of Boston is enjoying her grand prize vacation and learning more about her family’s connection to the province. “We are very pleased to welcome Clare to Nova Scotia to learn more about her family’s history in the province,” said Percy Paris, Minister of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism. “The Discover Your Nova Scotia Roots contest on novascotia.com is just one of the innovative marketing tools we are using to attract more visitors to Nova Scotia and build our provincial tourism industry.” Ms. Donoghue arrived in Halifax on Aug. 8 with her sister for a six-day trip. Her prize included a personal session with well-known Maritime genealogist Terry Punch. “For eight months my sister Linda and I have planned this exciting adventure, and we have been especially excited to meet Mr. Punch and learn more about our family history,” said Ms. Donoghue. “You never know. We may be related to royalty or someone famous!” During the session with Mr. Punch, Clare learned of her connection to the MacNeil clan, one of the original settlers from Scotland on the Isle of Barra. Though Mr. Punch did not research the lineage of Cape Breton musical royalty, Rita MacNeil or the Barra MacNeils, he did point out the possibility of a family connection. The trip is a very special one for Ms. Donoghue, who used to travel to Inverness as a child more than 40 years ago. This will be her second trip to Nova Scotia since 2009, when she began researching her family history. Ms. Donoghue was chosen by random draw in the Discover Your Nova Scotia Roots contest, which promoted Routes to Your Roots, an interactive online tool that helps people trace their history back to Nova Scotia. About 1,700 people entered the online contest by sharing their personal link to the province. More than 25 million people in North America have a family connection to Nova Scotia. For more information, go to novascotia.com.last_img read more

ISRO performs 3rd lunarbound orbit maneuver forChandrayaan2

first_imgBengaluru: With just 11 days to go for its moon landing, the Indian Space Research Organisation on Wednesday said it has successfully performed the third lunar-bound orbit maneuver for Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft. All spacecraft parameters were normal, the city-headquartered space agency said after the maneuver on the spacecraft that is currently in the lunar orbit for its rendezvous with the Moon. “Third Lunar bound orbit maneuver for Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft was performed successfully today (August 28, 2019) beginning at 0904 hrs IST, using the onboard propulsion system. The duration of the maneuver was 1190 seconds. The orbit achieved is 179 km x 1412 km,” ISRO said in an update. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details “All spacecraft parameters are normal. The next Lunar bound orbit maneuver is scheduled on August 30, 2019 between 1800 – 1900 hrs IST,” it said. In a major milestone for India’s second Moon mission, theChandrayaan-2spacecraft had successfully entered the lunar orbit on August 20 by performing Lunar Orbit Insertion (LOI) maneuver. After performing second lunar bound orbit maneuver on August 21, ISRO had released two sets of pictures of moon captured by the spacecraft. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday There will be two more orbit manoeuvres to make the spacecraft enter into its final orbit passing over the lunar poles at a distance of about 100 km from the Moon’s surface. ISRO has said subsequently the lander would separate from the Orbiter (on September2) and enter into a 100 km X 30 km orbit around the Moon. Then it would perform a series of complex braking maneuvers to soft land in the South polar region of the Moon on September 7, 2019. ISRO Chairman K Sivan has said the proposed soft-landing on the Moon is going to be a “terrifying” moment as it is something ISRO has not done before, where as LOI maneuver was successfully carried out during theChandrayaan-1 mission. The health of the spacecraft is being continuously monitored from the Mission Operations Complex (MOX) at ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC) in Bengaluru with support from Indian Deep Space Network (IDSN) antennas at Bylalu, near Bengaluru, the space agency has said. India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, GSLV MkIII-M1 had successfully launched the 3,840-kgChandrayaan-2 spacecraft into the earth’s orbit on July 22. Following the landing, the rover ‘Pragyan’ will roll out from lander ‘Vikram’ and carry out experiments on the lunar surface for a period of one lunar day, which is equal to 14 earth days. The mission life of the lander is also one lunar day, while the orbiter would continue its mission for a year. The orbiter carries eight scientific payloads for mapping the lunar surface and study the exosphere (outer atmosphere) of the Moon while the lander carries three scientific payloads to conduct surface and subsurface science experiments. The rover carries two payloads to enhance the understanding of the lunar surface. India’s second lunar expedition — would shed light on a completely unexplored section of the Moon, its South Polar region. According to ISRO, the mission objective of Chandrayaan-2 is to develop and demonstrate the key technologies for end-to-end lunar mission capability, including soft-landing and roving on the lunar surface. On the science front, this mission aims to further expand the knowledge about the moon through a detailed study of its topography, mineralogy, surface chemical composition, thermo-physical characteristics and atmosphere, leading to a better understanding of the origin and evolution of the moon, the space agency had said.last_img read more

The Latest UKGerman companies arent ready for Brexit

LONDON — The Latest on Britain’s departure from the European Union (all times local):11:10 a.m.A survey of German companies’ subsidiaries in Britain and British firms’ subsidiaries in Germany has found that nearly half the companies aren’t prepared for Brexit.The survey of 101 firms, conducted in December and January and released Thursday, showed that 47 per cent hadn’t carried out a Brexit risk assessment. It was conducted by auditor KPMG and the British Chamber of Commerce in Germany.It showed a wide variety of expectations for the outcome of the Brexit impasse. KPMG’s Andreas Glunz said that “when all scenarios are possible, a company can’t prepare for all scenarios simultaneously.”Thirteen per cent of respondents said that, if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal, they would move some or all of their business from the U.K. to Germany, and a further 10 per cent planned to move business from Britain to another EU country. None planned to move business to Britain.___9:05 a.m.British Prime Minister Theresa May is making a final effort to save her European Union withdrawal deal after her promise to quit failed to win over lawmakers from Northern Ireland.May pledged Wednesday night that she would stand down if the deal were approved, in hopes of blunting opposition from lawmakers who have criticized her leadership. While some opponents, including former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, quickly said they would back May’s deal, Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party said it remained opposed because of concerns it treats the province differently from other parts of the U.K.Parliament later rejected eight alternatives in a series of “indicative votes.”Brexit secretary Stephen Barclay said the outcome showed May’s deal was “the best option” as he appealed for lawmakers to support the agreement.The Associated Press read more

With final elections results announced UN hails Iraqi vote as immense success

“We congratulate them for it,” Carlos Valenzuela told a news conference after the Independent Electoral Commission for Iraq (IECI) announced the final stage of an electoral process in which the UN played an advisory and technical role.The announcement came a day after the Security Council called for inclusiveness and transparency in the next stages of the war-torn country’s transition, including the writing of a new constitution, after large numbers of Sunni Arabs, who form about 20 per cent of the population, stayed away from the 30 January poll and thus will be largely unrepresented in the just-elected transitional National Assembly.The Council pledged full UN support for a federal, democratic, pluralist and unified Iraq as the new legislators face the challenges of writing the constitution and holding new elections for a permanent assembly and government by the end of the year. read more

Yemen humanitarian pause a lifeline for civilians trapped by fighting – top

The humanitarian pause was announced by the Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia and the United States Secretary of State on behalf of the coalition, said Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (OCHA) Valerie Amos, expressing hope that that reports of agreement to the halt in fighting by the Houthis are accurate.“Given the deteriorating humanitarian situation on the ground in Yemen with hundreds of thousands of vulnerable civilians trapped in the middle of fighting and unable to access lifesaving aid it is essential that this pause materialise,” Ms. Amos added. If the pause in fighting, scheduled to commence on 12 May, is implemented by all parties to the conflict it will enable the UN and partners to scale up operations.“We could deliver more emergency food rations, provide medical care for the sick and injured and ensure clean water supplies for homes and hospitals. We need security guarantees and logistical support to enable us to do this,” she added. Ms. Amos called on all those engaged in the conflict to stop the fighting and bombing and give the people of Yemen respite. “It is vital that all parties respect their obligations to protect civilians under International Humanitarian law. A pause to allow aid in and people to flee to safety would be a lifeline,” she said. In a separate statement from the WFP, its country director in Yemen, Purnima Kashyap, called the delivery of fuel and supplies a “breakthrough” that will allow us to reach hundreds of thousands of people in need of urgent food assistance. “More fuel and food shipments are expected in the next few days,” she added. WFP has reached more than 1 million people in Yemen in the past three weeks amid growing conflict that has increased hunger. Before the upsurge in fighting in Yemen began in March, WFP was regularly assisting nearly four million vulnerable people in the country. The agency says it needs one million litres of fuel per month in Yemen and around $43 million each month to reach its target of feeding some 2.5 million people over the next three months.In 2014, a WFP food security survey found that 10.6 million people – 41 percent of the population – were food insecure with more than five million people severely food insecure – in need of food assistance. The current conflict will exacerbate the precarious food security situation because the country imports more than 90 percent of its food needs. read more

Womens Hockey No 8 Ohio State shuts out No 9 Robert Morris

Ohio State then-redshirt sophomore goaltender Kassidy Sauve stares down a rolling puck against St. Cloud State on Feb. 4 at the OSU Ice Rink. Credit: Lantern File PhotoThe Ohio State women’s hockey team (14-5-4, 8-2-4 WCHA) opened a two-game home series against the Robert Morris Colonials (12-5-3, 6-2-2 CHA) with a 5-0 shutout victory Friday night at OSU Ice Rink.Ohio State redshirt junior goalie Kassidy Sauve stopped all 34 shots that came her way, claiming her seventh shutout of the season.Sophomore forward Rebecca Freiburger opened up the scoring frenzy for the Buckeyes seven minutes into the game, with assists from junior forward Grace Zarzecki and senior defenseman Liv Halvorson. The goal was Freiburger’s third of the season.With less than two minutes left in the opening period, freshman forward Tatum Skaggs gave Ohio State a two-goal cushion and scored her first goal of the game off assists from senior forward Julianna Iafallo and junior defenseman Lauren Boyle, sending the Buckeyes into the second period with a 2-0 lead.Sauve said while crucial for the team to get an early lead, it didn’t mean the Buckeyes could play less aggressively.“It’s just one of those things where no matter what the circumstances, you have to battle and work hard,” Sauve said. “Whether you’re down one or up one, the whole team has to come together and play as one.”The Buckeyes entered the second period eager to give their lead some insurance. Freshman forward Emma Maltais was quick to answer Sauve’s desire for more goals and scored one minute into play. The goal was her ninth of the season.Skaggs found the back of the net again less than three minutes later, scoring her 15th goal of the season and increasing the Buckeyes’ lead to four. Head coach Nadine Muzerall said it was important for the team to remain level-headed in order to maintain the lead in the third period.“We’re really big on just maintaining the composure,” Muzerall said. “We say sometimes, ‘Put a stick of gum in your mouth and just relax.’ We got that from one of the parents… and I loved it because it’s just saying, ‘Relax. You know what to do.’”Junior forward Maddy Field scored the Buckeyes’ fifth goal 38 seconds into the third period to give the home team a 5-0 lead, which it would hold for the remainder of the game. Despite having three power plays in the third period, one of them being a three-versus-five advantage, the Colonials’ efforts weren’t enough to get the puck in the back of Ohio State’s net. The Buckeyes skated away from the game with their 14th win of the season.Ohio State will have the chance to sweep the weekend series Saturday, something it has not done since mid-November.“I think the challenging piece is to repeat and see if you can do what you did all over again, because that’s the hardest part, “Muzerall said. “It’s always harder on Saturday than it is on Friday.”The Buckeyes and the Colonials will conclude the two-game series at 3:07 p.m. Saturday at the OSU Ice Rink. read more

SMU And Louisville Are Two Of The Best Teams Ever Banned From

2016Louisville238+19.65 YEARTEAMWINSLOSSESRATING 2003Georgia198+18.94 2016SMU255+19.65 SMU and Louisville are among the best teams to be banned 1992UNLV262+20.74 Any shining moments for Louisville and Southern Methodist will come and go before the NCAA Tournament begins. Although the Cardinals and Mustangs each rank among the nation’s top 20 teams according to Ken Pomeroy and others, both were barred from the 2016 postseason amid scandal.(SMU’s ban, for academic fraud, came from the NCAA; Louisville banned itself in an attempt to avoid harsher sentencing when the NCAA finishes investigating allegations that the team used strippers and prostitutes in its recruiting efforts.)By the numbers, these are two of the best teams ever to be banished from postseason play. Since the NCAA tourney expanded its field to 64 teams in 1984-85, only one banned team has had a better statistical profile, the 1991-92 Runnin’ Rebels from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. (We used adjusted differential between offensive and defensive Pomeroy ratings for seasons since 2001 and estimated the differential for earlier teams using Daniel Myers’s research on schedule-adjusted historical team ratings.) 1991Kentucky226+18.87 Sources: Kenpom.com, Daniel Myers, Sports Reference That UNLV squad wasn’t at quite the same level as the version that went 69-6 over the previous two years under the leadership of future NBA talent such as Larry Johnson, Stacey Augmon and Greg Anthony. But its best player was J.R. Rider, a future NBA 20 PPG scorer,1Granted, also a chucker and anti-glue guy. and a few of his teammates had brief stints in the pros. Louisville and SMU, by contrast, each carry only one top-100 NBA prospect apiece — Chinanu Onuaku (No. 56) and Shake Milton (No. 87), respectively — and even those guys are at the fringes of the mock draft universe. (The Cardinals’ fifth-year senior transfers Damion Lee and Trey Lewis may eventually get a shot at the NBA but are by no means locks.) Rick Pitino and Larry Brown can punch weight with the towel-chomping Jerry Tarkanian, but in terms of record, efficiency and roster, the ’92 Rebels were probably the best of the three.Still, it’s a relatively close contest. And let’s emphasize again that two of the top three banned squads in recent memory both hail from the 2015-16 season. In what seems destined to be a wide-open NCAA field this year, the Mustangs and Cardinals could have seized upon that opportunity and produced deep tournament runs. But by running afoul of the NCAA, they’re here instead, hypothetically runnin’ with the ’92 Rebels rather than taking the court against present-day teams in the real-life tourney. read more

Cage asked to remove video over claims womans delivery room was raided

A human rights organisation has been ordered to remove a “deliberately misleading” online film in which a Muslim woman claims she was “raided” by counter-terrorism officers moments after giving birth. The controversial group, Cage, has used the highly emotive video to suggest the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy, Prevent, is leading to children unfairly being removed from Muslim families wrongly thought to be radicalising their sons and daughters. In a three minute 35 second clip, the woman, who wears a niqab and uses the fake name Sister Maryam, weeps as she says she was targeted while she still had blood on her legs at a London hospital delivery room. After urging people to donate money…

Possible gold recovery on a working farm

first_imgHaber, Inc, with proprietary technologies in the separations sciences and environmentally friendly processing of gold bearing ores, has entered into a joint venture agreement with Rosewood, a private California company. Rosewood operates an agriculturally-based sustainable farm on which there are significant gold deposits.  The companies have jointly formed Organic Gold, a Nevada limited liability company. The agreement calls for all minerals to be exclusively processed by Haber in a Nevada-based plant, using its green gold processing technology.  Great Plains Capital Partners, in Wyoming, will provide project funding.The JV’s purpose will be twofold, Rosewood will produce agricultural products and extract minerals from the property which will then be processed in the Haber operated Nevada processing plant using Haber’s proprietary green extraction technology capable of efficiencies in the high 90% range on complex ores, the company claims. The agricultural products grown on the property will add additional income to Organic.  The plant and all future Haber mineral projects will be supported by a new East Coast laboratory which will also be funded by Capital Partners.In announcing the agreement today, Albert B. Conti, CEO of Haber said he was extremely gratified to be teaming with Rosewood. “Our project is the perfect marriage of the special offerings of the agricultural products and existing minerals on the Rosewood property and Haber’s green environmentally friendly processing technology.  I look forward to this unique union with high profit potential and a responsible commitment to sustainable and environmental concerns.”Conti further stated that the project allows Haber the opportunity to prove the efficacy of its technology in processing complex ores while at the same time generating revenues from a commercial facility. “Inferred resource estimates approximate a million ounces on the main strike feature alone.  Sub-parallel and cross-cutting features represent excellent potential for multiple mineralised zones and areas of increased ore grades above the average run of the mine.  This mineral resource, coupled with Haber’s high efficiency process will combine to make this project a high profitability opportunity.  Meanwhile, the Nevada processing plant will also serve as a base model and training centre for other processing teams that can be employed elsewhere in support of our anticipated global operations.”last_img read more

Ohio kidnapped women were bound and chained

first_imgCurrently, today, we are interviewing the suspects that were arrested here the night before last. They are talking.Amanda Berry, 27, Gina DeJesus, 23, and Michelle Knight, 32, were freed from a home on Cleveland’s Seymour Avenue on Monday, around ten years after they had each disappeared in separate incidents.Berry has a six-year-old daughter, Jocelyn, born while she was in captivity.The occupant of the home in which the missing women were found, a 52-year-old former school bus driver of Puerto Rican origin called Ariel Castro, has been detained along with his brothers Pedro, 54, and Onil, 50.Family reunionBerry arrived at her sister’s home on Wednesday in an SUV with a police motorcycle escort to be welcomed by a verandah bedecked with balloons and messages of support and by a huge phalanx of news reportersHer sister Beth Serrano emerged to make a brief statement.Beth Serrano, Amanda Berry’s sister, speaks to the media today after Berry arrived home. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)“I want to thank the public and media for their support and courage over the years. At this time our family would request privacy so my sister and niece and I can have time to recover,” she told a thicket of microphones and lenses.“We appreciate all you have done for us throughout the past ten years. Please respect our privacy until we are ready to make our statements. And thank you,” she added, before breaking down in tears.The crowd broke into applause when Serrano walked out and one woman gasped “Oh, that poor girl” as she was surrounded by cameras.“It was overwhelming,” said 30-year-old Kim Szypulski as she rocked a stroller holding her 18-month-old son, adding that she lives in the neighborhood and often drives past the family’s “missing” poster.Neighbours and friends wait for Amanda Berry’s arrival at her sister’s home today (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)Neighbors have expressed shock that the young women — long feared dead — could have been held for so many years in an unassuming home belonging to a man who never raised any suspicions in the working class neighborhood.The three were rescued after Berry managed to alert a neighbor, who broke down the door to free her and her daughter.“I’m glad to be back”Police responding to her desperate 911 emergency call found two more women in the detached home, a white-sided two-story detached property with American and Puerto Rican flags on the porch.Berry’s grandmother Fern Gentry spoke to the once-missing teen by phone from Tennessee in a call broadcast by a local ABC News affiliate.“I’m glad to have you back,” Gentry said.“I’m glad to be back,” Berry said, in the first publicly released recording of her voice since the panicked 911 call after her escape.“I thought you were gone,” the grandmother said.“Nope, I’m here.”Undated photographs of Amanda Berry (left) and Gina DeJesus (AP Photo/FBI)Berry was last seen on April 21, 2003, when she left work at a fast food restaurant just a few blocks from her home.DeJesus was 14 when she vanished while walking home from school on April 2, 2004. Knight, who was 20 at the time of her disappearance, was last seen at a cousin’s house on August 23, 2002.Some reports have questioned how the police could have missed signs of the kidnapping for so long, but McGrath insisted that he was absolutely confident that his officers had not missed a chance for an earlier rescue.Cleveland Police chief Michael McGrath answers questions about the case (AP Photo/Jason Miller)- © AFP, 2013Read: Questions raised over how Ohio kidnap was hidden for 10 years > Read: Neighbours ‘saw naked woman crawling’ in back garden of Ohio kidnap house >Read: How Cleveland kidnap hero Charles Ramsey became an internet sensation > US POLICE CONTINUED to interrogate three brothers today as grim details began to emerge about how three young Ohio women were kidnapped and held captive for 10 years in an unremarkable city home.Cleveland police chief Michael McGrath said he expected the trio, a group of men in their fifties, to be charged later in the day, after a crime that left many wondering how it could have gone undetected for so long.“We have confirmation they were bound and there were chains and ropes in the hall,” McGrath told NBC television’s Today Show, near the home in a working class district of Cleveland from which the women were rescued on Monday.He said that until interviews with the victims are complete it will not be possible to describe in detail how they were treated, and said he could not confirm reports that the captives had had multiple pregnancies.McGrath said the captives had been allowed outside “very rarely.”Onil Castro, Ariel Castro and Pedro Castro (Photo: AP Photo/Cleveland Police Department)“They were released out in the backyard once in a while I believe,” he said. “Their physical wellbeing was very good considering the circumstances.”last_img read more

Apple set to adopt Light Peak highspeed connection under new name

first_imgApple is gearing up to announce details of its latest high-speed connection technology. Intel has been working on said technology for years and call it Light Peak.Light Peak was designed as a replacement connector technology by allowing the wealth of cables and connectors that are used to connect monitors, scanners, printers and external hard drives to be consolidated into one single connector. The initial version will use copper as opposed to rumored light-based technologies.Apple is set to adopt the above technology and change the name. But it seems that other companies will be keen to make the switch too, such as Sony. It’s not hard to see why as Light Peak technology is faster than the current USB 3 standard as it can transmit bi-directional data at 10 Gb/s (compare this to USB 3’s peak theoretical speed of 4.8 Gb/s).Translating this into the real world, the Light Peak technology will allow you to move large amounts of data very quickly, so full-length movies could be transferred between devices in seconds.The one question that remains is which Apple product will get the new connector first? Could it be the MacBook Pro?Read more at CNETlast_img read more

Rental DVDs modified to give off pizza smell as they play

first_imgUsually when you sit down to watch a movie you already have drinks and food prepared to eat. But Domino’s Pizza has decided to tempt those of us who are less organized into ordering a pizza with a slight modification to the upper surface of DVDs.As part of a marketing campaign in Brazil, Domino’s teamed up with advertising agency Artplan Sao Paulo to distribute enhanced DVDs to 10 movie rental stores in both Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The DVDs carry relatively new movies including Argo, The Dark Knight, and Skyfall, but have also been coated with a thermal ink and a flavored varnish.As a DVD plays in a player it heats up, and in this case both the ink and varnish react. The varnish start emitting the smell it contains, in this case freshly baked pizza, and the ink changes to reveal a new image. The end result is your TV room smells of pizza, and when you remove the disc the once blank surface will now look like the top of a pizza. It also carries a message suggesting the next movie be accompanied by a real pizza.While it’s a nice marketing idea, in practice I bet this would just end up annoying the customer. Making a room smell like pizza when you aren’t eating it, or trying to enjoy some other snack like popcorn, isn’t great. And that’s why I think this will remain just a marketing exercise and not an accepted way to add advertising to rental discs. On top of that, I’m pretty sure the ink and varnish would need to be reapplied after every rental, making this an expensive endeavor.last_img read more

Two young men charged over burglaries in Offaly

first_img https://jrnl.ie/3214302 Tuesday 31 Jan 2017, 7:29 AM Jan 31st 2017, 7:29 AM Image: RollingNews.ie Two young men charged over burglaries in Offaly Gardaí carried out a number of planned searches at residential properties in the Birr area yesterday. By Órla Ryan No Comments Share9 Tweet Email2 TWO MEN, AGED 18 and 19, have been charged in connection with investigations into burglaries and related offences that occurred in the County Offaly area.They have both been released from garda custody and are due to appear before Tullamore District Court on Wednesday, 15 February at 10.30am.As part of Operation Thor, local gardaí carried out a number of planned searches at residential properties in the Birr area yesterday in connection with ongoing investigations into burglaries and rural crime.The two men were arrested and detained at Birr Garda Station under section four of the Criminal Justice Act.Comments are closed as legal proceedings are ongoing.Read: Thief who attacked pensioner with hammer jailed for five years 12,928 Views Image: RollingNews.ie Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Flanagan thanks teammates after Europa League flop

first_imgRangers Football Club’s Jon Flanagan has thanked his teammates after he picked up a red card which reduced the team to nine men in their UEFA Europa League tie against FC Ufa.The Scottish club came into the tie with a 1-0 aggregate lead after winning the first leg at home at the Ibrox.Rangers got off to the best possible start at the Stadion Neftyanik when Ovie Ojaria, on loan from Liverpool, opened the scoring in the ninth minute.Ufa equalised in the 32nd minute when Dmitry Sysuev sprung the offside trap to beat goalkeeper Allan McGregor and while the Russian Premier League side were camped out in the Rangers half for the majority of the second half they could not find the two goals they needed to advance.2019/20 Europa League group stage draw in full Andrew Smyth – August 30, 2019 The 2019/20 Europa League group stages have been set, with the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal, AS Roma and Sevilla all in the mix.Rangers striker Morelos received two yellow cards within seconds of each other for kicking the ball away and dissent eight minutes before the break, while Flanagan, booked in the first half, was then dismissed after an aerial challenge left his opponent crumpled in a heap.The Russian club launched wave after wave of attacks on the Rangers goal but could not breach their defence and the Scottish side clung on until the final whistle.“We apologise to the fans and to our team mates — they have done incredibly well and have got us out of jail,” Flanagan, who joined the club on a free transfer in the close season, told RangersTV, as quoted by Reuters.“I’m personally disappointed at letting my team mates down, but the main aim here was to come and get to the group stages.”last_img read more

Bahamas to hold historic Cabinet Meeting outside of Capital

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bi-lateral talks with Bahamas to resume, UK gives green light to high-level TCI delegation Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 28 Jul 2015 – The Bahamas will see an extraordinary event today as for only the second time in history, the Bahamas Cabinet will meet outside of the capital, Nassau and move government business to Freeport. The Bahamas Cabinet has on its agenda discussions on the future growth and development of the Grand Bahama economy and will review the Hawksbill Creek Agreement Tax Exemption Amendment Bill 2015. Prime Minister Perry Christie in the House of Assembly last week announced that a high level dialogue and negotiations with the executives of the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA), Hutchison Whampoa, and the Hawksbill Creek Agreement Review Committee would happen. This historic Cabinet meeting in Freeport will take place at the Harold DeGregory Complex on East Mall Drive at 10:00 a.m. Hurricane Jose Not A Threat to The Bahamas, For Now Bahamian music legend gunned down at home in Turks and Caicos Related Items:bahamas, cabinet meeting, Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA), Harold DeGregory Complex, Hawksbill Creek Agreement Review Committee, Hutchison Whampoalast_img read more

Flames damage Burtonarea home no one injured

first_imgA house in Vancouver’s Burton area was heavily damaged Friday evening in a blaze that sent up a plume of black smoke visible from more than a mile away.The fire, which caused an estimated $210,000 damage, was caused by a firework device that a man lit outside, said Jim Flaherty, firefighter-spokesman with the Vancouver Fire Department. It ricocheted into the open garage and ignited combustibles inside.Firefighters were called to 11401 N.E. 23rd St. at 6:32 p.m. Many witnesses had called 911.The first crews arrived in seven minutes to find flames flaring from the garage and spreading into the home. Four occupants had made it outside safely with two of their dogs. A third dog died and a cat hadn’t been found, Flaherty said later.Firefighters streamed water on the flames from outside, then went inside. They had the fire under control at 6:55 p.m. The home was significantly damaged by fire and smoke.No humans were reported injured, but the four occupants were displaced by the damage. Firefighters called for Red Cross volunteers to come to the scene and help the occupants with temporary lodging and other needs, Flaherty said.last_img read more