Gilas PH squad underdog no more

first_imgUPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes Gilas Pilipinas. Photo from Fiba.comTerrence Romeo’s name is starting to make the rounds on social media. Raymond Almazan, a Fiba Asia “rookie,” just saw his two dunks in the first half against China immortalized by the tournament as they made the top five plays of the day.What difference a game makes.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH PH athletes get send off for SEA Games Gilas Pilipinas entered the Fiba Asia under the shadow of uncertainty: Andray Blatche begged off from the team and June Mar Fajardo was struck off due to injury.But after dismantling defending champion China, the Filipinos are suddenly under the spotlight.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 shutoutAnd they will no longer be underdogs when they take the Nouhad Nawfal Sports Complex floor at 9 p.m. (Manila time) against Iraq, which made a huge lineup change by replacing naturalized player DeMario Mayfield.This will give the Iraqis a slightly different look when they tangle with the Filipinos, who routed them in the Jones Cup, 84-75, in Taipei. 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 LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Iraq pulled Mayfield out of the lineup and went for Kevin Galloway, even if Mayfield was one of the best scorers in Taipei and drilled 29 points in that losing game against the Filipinos.The Iraqis will also come into the game with some sort of momentum after tripping Qatar, 75-66, with Galloway shooting 16 points and plucking down eight rebounds.The Philippines-Iraq game was one of the dirtiest in the Jones Cup. Christian Standhardinger and Carl Cruz, in fact, were thrown out of that game.Coach Chot Reyes and his staff came over to Beirut knowing that Mayfield will be the naturalized player for Iraq, but now they will be having to deal with someone who is a lot taller and heftier in Galloway.Galloway was originally replaced by Mayfield in the team, though the 26-year-old would have been a handful for the Gilas guards because of his athleticism and shiftiness.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Read Next The Filipinos close out first-round play against the Qataris on Sunday also at 9 p.m.Meanwhile, Calvin Abueva apologized to the team immediately after the win over the Chinese as he played just over a minute and 30 seconds and was thrown out after head-butting Li Gen in the first quarter.Gilas officials said that under Fiba rules, being thrown out does not mean an automatic suspension in the next game. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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UAAP jrs: Sotto gets triple double as Ateneo overpowers NU in Game 1

first_imgAteneo star Kai Sotto. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKai Sotto displayed his strength and led Ateneo to an 86-70 drubbing of National University to take a 1-0 series lead in the UAAP Season 80 juniors’ basketball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The 7-foot-2 Sotto had a preposterous triple-double of 22 points, 16 rebounds, and 11 blocks as the Blue Eaglets are now one win away from a record 19th title.ADVERTISEMENT Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Sean Ildefonso finished with  21 points with seven rebounds to boot for Ateneo while SJ Belangel filled the stat sheets with 17 points, seven boards, eight assists, and five steals.Terrence Fortea led the Bullpups with 21 points while Rhayyan Amsali had an 11-point, 11-rebound double-double.THE SCORESAteneo 86 – Sotto 22, Ildefonso 21, Belangel 17, Credo 13, David 8, Escalona 3, Manuel 2, Angeles 0, Chiu 0, Jaymalin 0, Lopa 0.NU 70 – Fortea 21, Oczon 13, Amsali 11, Gonzales 8, Minerva 8, Malonzo 4, Manalang 2, Felicida 2, Coyoca 1, Javillonar 0, Pangilinan 0.Quarterscores: 11-17, 31-31, 61-51, 86-70 Casiño uses familiarity to deliver the dagger vs former team After trailing 30-17 early in the second quarter, the Blue Eaglets went into kill mode with a 33-5 run to take a 50-35 lead in the third period and never looked back.Ateneo head coach Joe Silva admitted his team’s inexperience were in full exposure in the first quarter as they trailed 17-11 heading into the second period, but they were able to weather the storm just in time for the game-changing run.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“The experience is on NU’s side especially when we played shaky in the first quarter,” said Silva, who led the Eaglets to the Season 78 title, in Filipino.“So I called a timeout and I told them ‘now you see what it’s like in the Finals, let’s just do our best.’” Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Read Next Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving AFP official booed out of forum MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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Kiki Bertens beats Aryna Sabalenka, faces Vekic in St. Petersburg final

first_imgEighth-seeded Vekic needed just 1 hour, 11 minutes to beat Vera Zvonareva 6-2, 6-2 in the second semifinal, denying the Russian veteran a first WTA final appearance since 2011.Zvonareva defeated the top-ranked Russian Daria Kasatkina in the quarterfinals but barely made a scratch on Vekic’s serve, earning one break point which was saved.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bertens’ current ranking of eighth is the best for a Dutch woman since Betty Stove, who reached No. 5 in 1977.Vekic reached her first final since losing to Svetlana Kuznetsova in Washington in August. The Croatian player is 2-4 in finals and 1-3 on hard courts, with her sole win on that surface coming at the 2014 Malaysian Open.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Kiki Bertens of Netherlands returns the ball to Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus during the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy-2019 tennis tournament semifinal match in St.Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Kiki Bertens reached her first final since September with a 7-6 (5), 6-2 win over Aryna Sabalenka at the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy on Saturday, and will face Donna Vekic in the final.The eighth-ranked Bertens broke Sabalenka’s serve four times and fired in nine aces as she moved to a career 3-0 record over 10th-ranked Sabalenka.ADVERTISEMENT Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Bertens is 7-2 in career finals and will be aiming Sunday to win her fourth title in the space of 12 months after victory at the Charleston, Cincinnati and Seoul tournaments last season.It will be a third straight final on hard courts for Bertens, who until August had never reached any WTA final on a surface other than clay. She won both her previous hard-court finals, defeating Simona Halep in Cincinnati and Alja Tomljanovic in Seoul. 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 Krausscenter_img ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Rickie Fowler shoots 64 for 4-shot lead at Phoenix Open LATEST STORIES PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants View commentslast_img read more

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Celtic expecting improved Tierney bid from Arsenal

first_imgCeltic boss Neil Lennon has admitted he would not be at all surprised if Arsenal came back in with another offer for full-back Kieran Tierney before the transfer window closes next Thursday.The Gunners have been unsuccessful in their summer-long pursuit of the 22-year-old, and have been left frustrated despite lodging two separate bids – the second of which was for £25 million ($31m).So far, the Scottish champions have held firm over their valuation of the left-back, but Hoops manager Lennon has not ruled out another bid from the north Londoners before the August 8 deadline. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Speaking to the press ahead of Celtic’s season opener at home to St Johnstone this Saturday, he said: “Normally these things tend to happen again so it would not surprise me, put it that way.“That’s not from personal knowledge of anything, that’s just my own experience of things. “We know the window shuts on Thursday, so if we are talking about Arsenal then they have five or six days to come back with a revised offer.”Scottish international Tierney, who has 12 caps for his country, is currently recovering from a double hernia operation but is hopeful of a return to full-fitness soon.And transfer talk aside, Lennon freely admits that getting the fan-favourite back up to speed in training has been one of his top priorities.“We will continue on and get Kieran back with us and fit as quickly as possible because he is such an important player,” he said.Despite making Nicolas Pepe his third signing of the summer on Thursday, following deals for William Saliba and Daniel Ceballos, Gunners boss Unai Emery is thought to be keen to bolster his back-line before the big kick-off.Celtic, meanwhile, will not make any new signings before the Champions League third qualifying round tie against Cluj.However Lennon believes his squad is more than ready to launch their bid for what would be a record-equalling ninth-successive Scottish league title.“They don’t really talk about it (nine in a row),” he said. “That’s for fans and media, it gives them something to talk about.“We’ve asked the players whether it’s your first, fifth, seventh or ninth title, have you got the hunger to go again? You can see it in their eyes, they’re well set to go.”last_img read more

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Province Announces Details of 265million Roads Investment

first_img A complete list of this year’s projects is included in the Five-Year Highway Improvement Plan (2011-2102 edition), available at www.gov.ns.ca/tran . The plan also includes a review of the province’s performance in the 2010-11 and 2009-10 roads programs as well as major projects planned 2015-16. The five-year plan supports the goals of government’s jobsHere economic development plan by creating jobs and improving the highway infrastructure relied on by Nova Scotia businesses and industries. Better roads and bridges are en route to communities across Nova Scotia. Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Bill Estabrooks released the province’s updated Five Year Road Improvement plan today, June 6, in Antigonish. This year’s $265-million road improvement budget is the third-largest in the province’s history. “This investment supports safe, efficient transportation networks, good jobs and economic growth for Nova Scotians,” said Mr. Estabrooks. “This year we will improve more roads in more communities, including more low-volume paved roads. We will also provide a hard surface for more gravel roads and prevent a number of costly problems from occurring.” The province has invested almost $900 million in Nova Scotia roads over the past three years, employing thousands and contributing millions of dollars to the provincial economy. This year’s highway improvement budget will focus on paving, bridge repairs and replacements, and highway twinning. Efforts will also include improving paved roads before they become severely damaged and require expensive repairs, and stabilizing roads using techniques such as chip seal paving that provides smoother, dust-free surfaces. “Our new approach allows us to reach more roads, including gravel roads, that we haven’t been able to improve in the past,” said Mr. Estabrooks. The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal will also use its chip sealing crew in a few, select locations where a lack of competition has brought higher prices. During the event in Antigonish, Mr. Estabrooks detailed road work specific to Antigonish, Guysborough and Pictou counties. The province will invest millions to improve road infrastructure in the eastern mainland. Some of the major projects include: Paving roads throughout the region, including Highway 104 (Pictou and Antigonish), Route 245, 376 and Trunk 6 in Pictou and Route 316 in Guysborough. Major construction projects such as Highway 104 expansion in Antigonish and Pictou counties. Repairing the Canal bridge, Route 337 and Lower South River Bridge in Anigonish.last_img read more

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Khawaja ruled out of World Cup as Australia call up Wade Marsh

first_imgManchester: Australia head coach Justin Langer has confirmed batsman Usman Khawaja will miss the rest of the World Cup with a hamstring strain. Top-order batsman Khawaja suffered the left hamstring injury in Australia’s surprise 10-run defeat by South Africa at Old Trafford on Saturday. Matthew Wade will replace Khawaja in the World Cup holders’ 15-man squad, subject to confirmation from the International Cricket Council. Khawaja’s absence will be a blow for Australia heading into Thursday’s semi-final clash with old rivals England at Edgbaston. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football together “It’s such a pity for Khawaja, for someone who’s been so integral to how we’ve been playing,” Langer told Cricket Australia’s website on Sunday. “Like Shaun (Marsh, who broke his arm on Thursday) I feel that sad for him that he’s going to miss the World Cup semi-final. “Matthew Wade is coming up, he’s in great form, he’s had a great 12 or 18 months back home but he also just scored two hundreds (for Australia A) so he’s in great nick.” Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian OpenMeanwhile, Marcus Stoinis was hampered by a side complaint against South Africa, an issue which had already sidelined the all-rounder for two group-stage matches. Mitchell Marsh has been added to the squad as cover for Stoinis, who missed Australia’s wins over Pakistan and Sri Lanka before returning against Bangladesh. “Mitch Marsh is going to come on standby for Marcus Stoinis just to see how he comes up. If they have to come in they’ll be ready to step up,” Langer added.last_img read more

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World needs to move beyond conceptual debate and improve protection from atrocities

“All of us are well aware of the grim human reality that lies behind the words, ‘war crimes’, ‘crimes against humanity’, ‘ethnic cleansing’, and ‘genocide’,” Mr. Guterres said at a dialogue held at UN Headquarters on the responsibility to protect, commonly referred to as ‘R2P’. “It is time to move beyond the conceptual debate towards improved protection of people from atrocity crimes.”Referring to his report on responsibility to protect, the UN chief also stressed that the Organization must give far greater attention to address the challenges before they spiral out of control. In particular, he underscored the need for practical steps, noting that his report includes options that can be taken in a relatively short time, without major operational or institutional requirements. He also urged the Human Rights Council (the highest UN intergovernmental forum on human rights) as well as the Security Council to further strengthen their capacity to address the risks of atrocity crimes and other violations of the responsibility to protect, and called for improving the use of all three UN pillars – peace and security, development, and human rights – for better early warning and prevention, as envisaged in the Human Rights Up Front action plan. Noting that the responsibly to protect agenda generates some discomfort for a number of UN Member States, with the primary concern that it will be used to “impose” international approaches that may harm national sovereignty, Mr. Guterres said that the success of the UN implementing its mandates depended on national actors being able to deliver on their sovereign responsibilities. “Our shared challenge is to use the principle of the responsibility to protect to achieve the goals that were originally envisaged. I am convinced that open and constructive discussion among concerned States can overcome any remaining differences,” he added. Further, the Secretary-General recalled the outcome document of the 2005 World Summit, which was adopted unanimously and which reinforced that States have the primary responsibility to protect their populations from atrocity crimes as well as assist States if they do not possess the necessary capacity to prevent crimes in their territory. “But should national authorities manifestly fail to protect their populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity, then we must be prepared to take collective action, in accordance with the Charter, including Chapter VII, on a case-by-case basis,” he stated. read more

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Three areas Urban Meyer covered in his weekly Ohio State press conference

Urban Meyer speaks at the 2016 Student Appreciation Day on April 2 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Credit: Judy Won | For The LanternThe Ohio State football team might be creating buzz with the contributions of incoming freshmen in spring drills, but there are still multiple questions about the team that will don scarlet and gray come September.Following the morning session of spring practice on Tuesday, OSU coach Urban Meyer answered questions from the media about how the team is progressing with spring drills.Here are three takeaways from Meyer’s time at the podium.Assist from alumniMany notable players departed Columbus after last season to pursue the next level, such as wide receiver Michael Thomas, cornerback Eli Apple and offensive tackle Taylor Decker.Although these players will no longer step on the field for the Buckeyes, they are contributing in ways other than making plays.“They’re really helping our young guys,” Meyer said. “(Thomas) comes here to coach.”A big question looming over the heads of Buckeye fans is how the offensive line will handle the large transitional phase of losing three starters from last season. But spirits are high, Meyer said, especially since one of the highest-rated offensive linemen in this year’s NFL draft is mentoring the next men up.“(Decker) is here for a lot of reasons,” Meyer said. “One is to lift and train, but also to help (sophomore) Isaiah Prince and (junior) Jamarco Jones.”Jones is expected to start at left tackle this season for the Buckeyes, while Prince looks primed to be the regular right tackle.Student Appreciation Day more than just funOn Saturday, OSU hosted its annual Student Appreciation Day, in which students are invited to attend a practice held by the team and witness what it is like to suit up with the Buckeyes.Although the event is fun for the spectators and usually results in good laughs — like when players such as redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett participate in the circle drill with a female student — there is a more serious side to the event, Meyer said. “Last week was about chaos,” the coach said. “You have 3,000 students in there, loud noise the entire time, screaming and yelling.”  When the Buckeyes take the field at Ohio Stadium, there is invariably more than 100,000 fans in attendance, making it a hectic environment. But, outside of the sounds of whistles and shouting coaches, most of their spring practices are quiet.The use of the annual event to create a more distracting environment is something the coaching staff feels will better prepare the team for games where crowd noise makes relaying plays and audibles extremely difficult.“We, on purpose, try to create situations like that,” Meyer said. Linebackers look promisingOSU has gained a reputation for producing strong talents at linebacker, a trend Meyer said he feels will continue again this year. He spoke volumes about the ability of sophomore linebacker Jerome Baker. Meyer said the Buckeyes could very well use the Cleveland native like they used Darron Lee, who bolted for the NFL after starting for two seasons. The Buckeyes also lost Joshua Perry at linebacker. “Jerome Baker has the skill set,” Meyer said.Baker, a 6-foot-1 four-star recruit, was not a starter last season and saw limited action on the field, registering three tackles. But after a string of good spring showings, Meyer said the coaching staff feels he can make a large contribution for the Scarlet and Gray this year. The Buckeyes are working toward preparing the team for the upcoming spring game, which is set for 1:30 p.m. on April 16 at Ohio Stadium. read more

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How green is your sandwich Why switching to egg and cress could

first_imgAt the other end of the scale, the least polluting option is egg and cress, which generates 739 grams of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2 eq.), making it twice as green its meaty counterpart. But according to scientists, sandwiches are having a major impact on the environment. In fact, the worst culprit – the all-day breakfast of egg, bacon and sausage – produces the same amount of carbon dioxide as driving a car for 12 miles. When the 4th Earl of Sandwich ordered his meat to be served between two slices of bread to avoid disrupting a card game, he probably did not expect his action would affect future global temperatures 250 years later. For the first time, researchers studied the whole life-cycle…last_img read more

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Qatar continue domination in Asia

The 17th Asian Championship in Bahrain is ended. Qatar defended their title, winning 27:22 (12:11) over Bahrain in the final.The match, which was replay of 2014 final, was very close and challenging. Strong efforts of Bahrain, with disciplined defense and inspired attacking play of Mahmood Abdulbaqer, kept them in the game. During first 50 minutes neither Qatar nor Bahrain managed to make more than two goals difference. Despite outstanding support from the crowded Khalifa Sports City Hall, Fernando Barbeito side did not capitalize crucial advantages and chances and paid the price at the end. In the second half, at 16:16 result, Qatar played with only three players in the field for two minutes, due to mistake of Valero Rivera bench. However, Bahrain was unable to score more than once during that period. In the last quarter, Qatar, boosted by outstanding saves of Goran Stojanovic, strong offensive play of Zarko Markovic and furious finish by Rafael Capote, who scored five goals in last ten minutes, managed to win over highly motivated hosts.In the third-place match, Japan easily won 25:16 (12:7) against Saudi Arabia, which missed some key players due to injuries.Iran won 5th place, overcoming Korea, while United Arab Emirates won against Oman in the 7th place play-off.Final standings:1. Qatar2. Bahrain3. Japan4. Saudi Arabia5. Iran6. Korea7. United Arab Emirates8. Oman9. China10. Lebanon11. SyriaTEXT: Marko Selakovic ← Previous Story EHF EURO 2016 breaks record in number of fans Next Story → VIDEO: Norwegian TV handball euphoria read more

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Lunchtime Fix 6 things you need to know

first_imgWHAT’S THE STORY?1. THE Bord Gáis Energy Theatre has been put on the market with a pricetag of €20 million. Anyone on the look out for a “trophy asset”? That’s who the seller is targeting.2. ISRAELI warplanes are continuing to pound targets in the Gaza Strip with the death toll placed at 28. Source: AP/Press Association Images3. IRISH Rail has confirmed that vandals caused the rockfall which led to the train derailment near Bray station in Wicklow last night. Luckily, none of the 33 passengers were injured and the situation is now resolved. Bray to Greystones line reopening, full services resuming.— Iarnród Éireann (@IrishRail) July 9, 2014 Source: Iarnród Éireann/Twittercenter_img 4. WE’RE all going to have to calm down and wait another day for news of our new Cabinet. Indications this morning are that the reshuffle will not be announced until tomorrow.5. FOLLOWING yesterday’s unbelievable result in the Germany, Brazil World Cup semi-final game (it ended 7-1, in case you hadn’t hear), Brazilians are now upset and humiliated. So, obviously, there’s a Tumblr (SadBrazilians.Tumblr.Com).6. THIS post was almost a Garth Brooks-free zone but then Ticketmaster released details on how ticketholders can get their money back. So close. Source: ShutterstockRead the rest of the day’s news>last_img read more

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How carriers tests their networks

first_imgRecently, we took you on a tour of a Verizon Wireless mobile “super switch”. In addition to learning about the facility we picked up some knowledge about how Big Red handles emergencies and other situations, in regards to keeping the network up or restoring it should the worst happen. However, I wanted to know what tools they used to monitor a network to tell if it’s working to begin with. Surely the “can you hear me now” guy isn’t their only method of testing a network.While inside the switch, I grabbed a the video below to see exactly how things work.According to Verizon their mobile technicians are tasked with monitoring the networks while out performing their normal tasks, but steps needed to be put in place to ensure things like SMS and data are flowing from the servers properly. What you are watching above is a script that is used to rapidly test SMS and mobile broadband from multiple devices simultaneously.According to Verizon, these phones are always on, and run that same test every couple of minutes. While it’s a little jarring to see, and I am sure my Matrix nightmares will be back for a day or two, it’s cool to see this kind of thing happening!last_img read more

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Man 39 dies after car collides with pickup truck in Co Westmeath

first_img By Hayley Halpin Share64 Tweet Email A 39-YEAR-OLD man has died after the car he was driving collided with a pickup truck in Co Westmeath. The collision happened at around 5.30pm yesterday evening on the N55 at Tubberclair near Glasson. The man was seriously injured in the collision. He was treated at the scene and then taken by ambulance to the Midland Regional Hospital in Tullamore where he was pronounced dead a short time later. He was the sole occupant of the car. The driver of the pickup truck, a man in his 20s, and a passenger, a male in his late teens, sustained minor injuries. They did not require hospital treatment. The crash sites and vehicles were examined by garda forensic collision investigators. The road has since reopened to traffic. The local coroner has been notified and a post-mortem examination has been arranged. Anyone with information is asked to contact Athlone Garda Station on 090 6498550 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.  1 Comment https://jrnl.ie/4509345 Man (39) dies after car collides with pickup truck in Co Westmeath The collision happened at around 5.30pm yesterday evening on the N55 at Tubberclair near Glasson. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Feb 23rd 2019, 8:21 AM center_img Short URL The N55 at Tubberclair near Glasson Saturday 23 Feb 2019, 8:21 AM 20,905 Views Image: Google Maps The N55 at Tubberclair near Glasson Image: Google Mapslast_img read more

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Et si les autres planètes étaient aussi proches de la Terre que

first_imgEt si les autres planètes étaient aussi proches de la Terre que la Lune ? Scale, une vidéo réalisée par le blogueur Brad Goodspeed, donne une vision surprenante de la dimension des planètes, en imaginant que celles-ci soient à la même distance de la Terre que la Lune.Comment avoir une impression concrète de la dimension des autres planètes du système solaire ? Brad Goodspeed, un blogueur et designer graphique a trouvé sa solution : les placer à la même distance de la Terre que la Lune. En effet, alors que l’orbite de l’astre lunaire avoisine les 380.000 kilomètres, ceux des autres planètes telles que Mars, Neptune ou Jupiter dépasse la centaine de millions de kilomètres. De même, alors que le rayon de la Lune est d’environ 1.700 kilomètres, celui de Neptune, par exemple, avoisine les 25.000 kilomètres.À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESADans sa vidéo, Brad Goodspeed s’est donc amusé à comparer les différents astres. Ainsi, il y donne une vision très concrète de leur dimension et un résultat pour le moins surprenant. Alors que les planètes sont toutes placées à une distance identique, certaines apparaissent en effet beaucoup plus proches que d’autres. Jupiter, par exemple, semble gigantesque à côté de Mars ou de la Terre elle-même. On se rend ainsi compte à quel point notre perception est influencée par la dimension des planètes.Sur son blog, la vidéo du designer graphique a suscité de vives réactions qui l’ont incité à reprendre quelques détails mais aussi à créer d’autres images à partir de son idée.Découvrez la vidéo Scale de Brad Goodspeed sur Maxisciences.Le 2 février 2011 à 10:22 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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LAustralie impose sa taxe carbone

first_imgL’Australie impose sa taxe carboneLe gouvernement australien a annoncé ce vendredi que 294 des plus grands pollueurs du pays devront payer une taxe carbone. Celle-ci sera mise en place dès le mois de juillet prochain dans le but de réduire les émissions de gaz à effet de serre.La semaine dernière, le Brésil donnait le tournis aux écologistes, cette fois c’est au tour de l’Australie. A moins d’une semaine du sommet Rio+20, le gouvernement australien multiplie les annonces “vertes”. Après avoir consterné les protecteurs de la nature en proposant de réguler les crocodiles marins par un tourisme “chasseur”, le pays prend ses responsabilités en matière de pollution atmosphérique. Malgré la faible popularité de la taxe carbone, Julia Gillard, Premier ministre, citée par le Winnipeg Free Press, a maintenu qu’il était essentiel de réaliser l’objectif de 2020 : faire chuter les émissions de gaz à effet de serre de 5% par rapport aux niveaux de 2000. Les entreprises et les gouvernements locaux qui produisent annuellement plus de 25.000 tonnes de dioxyde de carbone, ou l’équivalent d’autres gaz carboniques, devront donc payer une taxe de 23 dollars australiens (environ 18 euros) pour chaque tonne de dioxyde de carbone produite et ce, à partir du 1er juillet. BHP Billiton, la plus grande entreprise minière au monde, et Macquarie Generation, l’une des plus grandes centrales électriques d’Australie, sont sur la liste des futurs payeurs, tout comme les gouvernements locaux qui possèdent des décharges émettrices de méthane. L’industrie agricole, troisième plus gros pollueur d’Australie, devrait en revanche être exemptée de cette taxe, au vu des difficultés à mesurer les émissions produites par les fermes. Greg Combet, ministre du Changement Climatique, a déclaré que le nombre de pollueurs-payeurs pourrait changer dans les mois à venir, en fonction de l’augmentation ou de la diminution de leurs émissions de gaz à effet de serre. L’Australie est l’un des pays qui émet le plus de gaz à effet de serre au monde (en nombre par habitant). Une propension à polluer liée à sa forte dépendance aux abondantes réserves de charbon du pays : une ressource-clé pour sa production d’électricité.Le 15 juin 2012 à 11:33 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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POLICE LOG for November 23 2 Arrested For Stealing Car Wilmington Man

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Friday, November 23, 2018:Neil K. Joshi (40, Wilmington) was arrested for OUI Liquor; Leaving Scene Of Property Damage; and Marked Lanes Violation. Joshi allegedly struck a snowbank and fence on Clark Street, where he left his license plate behind. (2:51am)A car struck a deer on Hopkins Street. Minor damage to car. No sign of deer. (2:59am)A walk-in party found a shotgun cartridge in a store parking lot and turned in at station for destruction. (11:46am)John Anthony Gallinaro (27, North Billerica) was arrested for Warrants; Operating A Motor Vehicle With A Suspended or Revoked License; License Not In Possession; and Receiving Stolen Property Valued at $1,200+. (5:00pm)Alexa Marquard (22, Wilmington) was arrested for Receiving Stolen Property Valued at $1,200+. Gallinaro and Marquard were found in an alleged stolen vehicle. (5:00pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 10: Car Stolen; License Plate Stolen; Road Rage Incident At Cumberland FarmsIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 26: Wilmington Man Arrested For OUI; Tractor Trailer Takes Out Wall, Signs & HydrantIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 20: Wilmington Man Arrested; Car vs. Tree; Concession Stand VandalizedIn “Police Log”last_img read more

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Google launches another big move towards dominating hotel search

first_imgGoogle is making its own Google Hotel Finder, its hotel price-comparison product, which enables users to filter for Zagat-rated hotels within Google’s 3-pack ad format.As a Koddi blog post points out, Google just added filters — price, rating, hotel class and more — right within its 3-pack style listings so there is no need for the consumer to navigate elsewhere to fine-tune their hotel searches.“Once a user selects a filter they are redirected to the local universal listings page,” Koddi stated “Users can then continue to narrow their search with the same filters, now available at the top of the listings page.”“After a user is finished filtering and clicks on the hotel they wish to book they are redirected to the hotel details page, where all of the offers from advertisers will be listed,” Koddi added.The impact of Google’s 3-pack format is that it drives traffic to third-party sites through organic search but also to Google’s hotel ads from online travel agencies and hotels. Google likely is taking market share from metasearch players with the streamlined navigation from its search results pages to its hotel ads.last_img read more

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New Home Purchase Applications Down in August

first_img Share in Data, Origination Data from the “”Mortgage Bankers Association””:http://mbaa.org/default.htm (MBA) for August shows mortgage applications for new home purchases declined compared to July.[IMAGE][COLUMN_BREAK]According to MBA’s monthly Builder Application Survey (BAS), loan applications for the purchase of new homes fell 14 percent month-over-month in August. The survey tracks application volume from mortgage subsidiaries home builders around the country. The change did not include any adjustment for typical seasonal patterns.Conventional loans made up 67.8 percent of loan applications. Loans guaranteed by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) made up 17.3 percent, loans through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) made up 13.9 percent, and rural development loans made up 1.0 percent.Taking information from the BAS–as well as assumptions regarding market coverage and other factors–MBA estimates sales of new single-family homes ran at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 424,000 in August. Unadjusted, the group estimates there were 35,000 new home sales.The average loan size for new homes was $284,392 in August, down from $288,382 in July. Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Home Sales Homebuilders Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Applications Mortgage Bankers Association Service Providers 2013-09-12 Tory Barringercenter_img September 12, 2013 416 Views New Home Purchase Applications Down in Augustlast_img read more

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Go back to the enewsletter From the Highlands of

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterFrom the Highlands of Scotland to the offshore islands of Newfoundland, guest chef Craig Grozier is set to host a culinary foray in celebration of Halloween on Fogo Island during Ghost Talks and Chef Walks (27-29 October 2017). In this fifth installment of the Island Harvest Series, guests will sup on food prepared by Fogo Island Inn’s Kitchen Collective, join a chef walk to a traditional root cellar, and enjoy an evening of supernatural storytelling around a bonfire.The end of October means two things on Fogo Island: the natural wind-up of Berry Season and Halloween. The itinerary for the two-night Ghost Talks and Chef Walks includes a foraging expedition through the hills and barrens of Fogo Island for the last of the season’s berries, and a Q&A session in which Chef Grozier and Fogo Island Inn’s Kitchen Collective chefs will share the challenges and joys of cooking on a remote island. Guests will participate in a chef walk to a traditional root cellar and fishing stage, and listen to supernatural storytelling around a bonfire. Lunch takes the form of a traditional Newfoundland boil-up cooked over an open fire on the beach, while Saturday dinner consists of a delicious five-course meal showcasing the juniper berry and other foraged ingredients—perfectly suited for guests who share an appetite for adventure and fine food.The Ghost Talks and Chef Walks itinerary includes all accommodations, meals, guided walks, storytelling, Q&A sessions with the chefs, and cultural activities.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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The 15000 sq ft Chalet Miramonti in Gstaad priva

first_imgThe 15,000 sq ft Chalet Miramonti in Gstaad, privately owned by a London family, is a marriage of modern and old, featuring an interior of rich colors, merging textiles, bold fabrics and the latest furniture as well as an impressive art collection. The traditional Swiss chalet includes a suite master bedroom, 5 further suites and 3 staff bedrooms. The home also features an open drawing room, dining room, family billiard room, gym, wine cellar and a 650 sq ft. kitchen. With no detail overlooked, the chalet is complete with ski boot room and private mountain tunnel entrance. Some of the interior details include Etro and Pierre Frey fabrics, Christian Liagre as well as Antonio Citterio and Poltrona Frau furniture. The chalet’s art collection includes ‘This is Another Place’ by Tracy Emin, ‘Jardin’ by Howard Hodgkin and ‘ Orange painting’ by Rachel Howard.For more information, 44-207-938-1010last_img read more

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