first_imgLATEST STORIES Kobe sees Gilas inclusion as ‘blessing’ and is learning from it John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards reacts against the Boston Celtics during Game Seven of the NBA Eastern Conference Semi-Finals at TD Garden on May 15, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. Elsa/Getty Images/AFPGuard John Wall said Friday he has signed a four-year contract extension with the Washington Wizards that multiple media outlets reported was worth $170 million.Wall, 26, was eligible to sign a super-maximum contract after being named to the All-NBA Third Team last season.ADVERTISEMENT Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ He and Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook and Houston’s James Harden were the only players to average 20 points and 10 assists last season.Wall led the Wizards to a 49-33 record last season and the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.The Wizards beat the Atlanta Hawks in a six-game series before losing to the top-seeded Boston Celtics in a seven-game series in the conference semi-finals.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gamescenter_img Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ The extension begins in 2019 and includes a fourth-year player option, ESPN reported.“Signed my extension,” Wall said in a video posted on the Uninterrupted Twitter feed.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“You know where I want to be. I love being in DC, love the organization, love my teammates, love the amazing fans. Just had to think it out with my family and friends.”Wall, a four-time All-Star, averaged career highs in points (23.1), assists (10.7) and steals (2.0) in 78 games last season, his seventh in the NBA. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

first_imgIndian shooter Joydeep Karmakar finished a credible fourth in the men’s 50m rifle prone event on Friday while Gagan Narang failed to qualify for the final. Joydeep shot an overall score of 699.1, including 595 in the qualification and 104.1 in the medal round. His score in the final was third highest among the eight shooters.Narang, who had won the bronze in the men’s 10m rifle, finished a disappointing 18th.Belarusian shooter Sergei Martynov kept a steady hand to take the gold by a dominant margin.Martynov, twice a bronze medallist in the event, set a world record final score of 705.5 to win by 4.2 points after earlier equalling the world record in qualifying with a maximum score of 600.Silver went to Belgium’s Lionel Cox, who edged out Slovenian bronze medallist Rajmond Debevec by 0.2 points.Ukraine’s Artur Avvazyan, the gold medallist in Beijing four years ago, scored 593 in qualifying and missed out on the final, as did Australia’s Warren Potent, who won bronze in 2008.last_img read more

first_imgAdvertisementImage Courtesy: ESPN CricinfoMumbai Indians managed to execute the first trade of IPL 2019 by securing South African wicket-keeper Quinton De Kock from Royal Challengers Bangalore in an all money deal.De Kock was purchased by the Virat Kohli led side for INR 2.8 Cr in the last year’s auction. The South African went on to score 201 runs in 8 appearances for the franchise at a strike rate of 124.Moreover, the two-time IPL Champions have also released offspinner Akila Dananjaya and left arm seamer Muztafizur Rahman from the squad ahead of the auction slated to take place in December.The Mumbai Indians squad already comprises two wicket-keepers in the form of Ishan Kishan and Aditya Tare. Despite that, the squad would be boosted with the presence of an experienced wicket-keeper batsman for the tournament.ESPN Cricinfo also notes the details behind the auction for the 2019 IPL with the event expected to take place on December 16 at Goa. Moreover, the franchises will reportedly have INR 3Cr in their purses along with the amount which was left unused in the previous auction.Another agenda which the tournament authorities and franchises will look to resolve is the potential venue for the 2019 IPL with the Indian general elections in mind. Last time such an instance occurred, the tournament was shifted entirely to South Africa (2009), while UAE hosted the initial games of the 2014 IPL.Read Also:Chitchat between runs turns fatal: Azhar Ali run out whilst chatting with Asad Shafiq in the middle presuming he’s hit a four.A women’s cricket team in Australia score whooping 596 runs in 50 overs and win match by 571! Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgWhen body-positive model Ashley Graham is not busy looking gorgeous in DNCE’s new music video or gracing a Sports Illustrated cover, she is taking mammoth steps in ensuring that women everywhere feel “badass” in their skin.Graham who has the reputation of promoting body-positivity in every way possible, has now gone ahead and designed a new set of swimwear in collaboration with online retailer 11-piece collection that comes in sizes 10 to 24 includes everything from beautiful one-piece swimsuits to bold two-piece bikinis.Also Read: Meet these awesome plus-size models who are making BIG noise Speaking on how her newest venture is inspired by all things “badass” and James Bond, Graham told People magazine, “Everything is inspired by James Bond, and I really want the girl who is wearing the swimsuits to feel like James Bond. I really believe when you put on these swimsuits you feel like you can take over the world and you are badass.”The Secret Agent Siren one-piece. Picture courtesy: SwimsuitsforallAlso Read: Sports Illustrated magazine features its first plus-size model on cover Taking her love for James Bond a notch higher, Graham has even named the pieces from her collection after things that one may connect with the world-renowned sleuth.advertisementSpy Swimsuit. Picture courtesy: SwimsuitsforallWhile the Espionage Twilight string bikini is her effort to create that perfect string bikini for the women of her size, the red Secret Agent Siren one-piece is as fiery as it gets.The liaison stringy one-piece. Picture courtesy: SwimsuitsforallWith the belief that her swimwear line will encourage women to be comfortable in their skin and not ‘wait’ to attain that perfect beach body, Ashley Graham also happens to be the leading lady of swimsuitforall’s #MySwimBody campaign, which was launched earlier this month.last_img read more

first_imgManchester United legend Dwight Yorke said on Friday the battered English Premier League football heavyweights still harbour hopes of a top-four finish.”I think a top-four finish is still possible,” Yorke who was part of United’s treble trophy winning season in 1998-99, told reporters on the sidelines of an event here.”Jose (Mourinho) is a good manager and I have faith in him to lift the team,” Yorke, who finished top-league scorer during that fabled season under then coach Alex Ferguson, also rallied behind United’s under-fire Portuguese coach, who has not tasted success that is now expected from a team of United’s stature.United are sixth in the points table after 14 matches with only 21 points. League leaders Chelsea are 13 points ahead of them. (Also read: Henrikh Mkhitaryan sparkles as Manchester United reach Europa last 32)”It has been a difficult period after Sir Alex (Ferguson). It has been tough for David Moyes and Louis Van Gaaal to not only meet the expectations in England but also across the globe,” Yorke, one of the club’s global ambassadors said.Yorke lauded United’s Football Association (FA) Cup win under then coach Louis Van Gaal last season.”The FA Cup win was good. It’s been tough days but I’m sure the quality Mourinho has the team will bounce back.”Meanwhile, Swedish football and former United player Bojan Djordjic said the ongoing Indian Super League (ISL) should have foreigners who can contribute rather than those who are here just to fill their pockets.”I think players who are still worth their salt should be part of the Indian League. Ideally, not ones who are here to make money.”advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgFormer Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly has backed current captain Virat Kohli to pass the England test with flying colours.All eyes will be on the Kohli after his terrible tour of England in 2014.He scored only 114 runs from five Tests and was all at sea against James Anderson and Stuart Broad. But he is now a completely different batsman and has since scored six double centuries including four in successive series.Immediately after the England tour four years ago, Kohli went to Australia and hammered four hundreds in four Tests. Against England at home, he smashed 655 runs from five Tests.Looking forward to some difficult cricket in England, says Virat KohliOn the tour of South Africa, Kohli hammered 871 runs across formats and was the leading run-scorer in the Test and ODI series.He was scheduled to play for Surrey to get used to English conditions before the Test series in August but the 29-year-old had to pull out after he sustained a neck injury during the Indian Premier League (IPL).”Kohli is a fantastic player. He will do well this time. I am happy that he did not play county cricket before the England series. I think he was eager to play county (ahead of the series) because he was panicky after not having a good tour last time around. He is too good a player to miss out this time,” Ganguly said.Watch: Dhawan, Dhoni and Kohli chill out on their flight to EnglandKohli’s much-hyped stint at Surrey was eventually ruled out after he suffered a neck injury. Before departing to England earlier this week, the Indian skipper felt not playing county could be a blessing in disguise as a break from the game has refreshed him completely.advertisementGanguly thinks both captain and the team will do well in the five Test series. “India’s chances are bright but England are also in good form. It will be a closely contested series,” he reckoned.India start their tour with a two-match Twenty20 International series against Ireland on June 27 and June 29 before they play a limited-overs series and Tests against England.India and England will face-off in three T20Is and as many ODIs before switching to the traditional format.The two cricketing giants face-off in a five-match Test series from August 1 and India will be keen to come back home with the trophy after their disastrous last two campaigns in England.Virat Kohli helps little Radha smile before leaving for EnglandExpressing his concerns on the health of the game, Ganguly said he was scared’ after England amassed 481 runs in an ODI against Australia at Nottingham on June 19. The record score also drew a negative reaction from Sachin Tendukar, who said bowling with two new balls in ODIs was a recipe for disaster.Ganguly fully concurred with Tendulkar, saying bowling with two new balls take reverse swing out of the equation. “Yes two news balls do take reverse swing out of the picture because the ball doesn’t get old enough to reverse,” he said.”Reverse swing is also dying because the grounds are a lot greener today. The balls don’t get scuffed up enough. They don’t get dry and rough on one side for the reverse to happen.”Pressed further on the controversial subject, Ganguly questioned the rotation policy followed by teams like Australia.”500 runs in 50 overs is terrible. Bowling has to find a way. I don’t understand why the best bowlers don’t play. Wasim (Akram) and Waqar (Younis) played ODIs and Tests all together, so did (Glenn) McGrath and (Brett) Lee and (Shaun) Pollock and (Allan) Donald. All played at the same time. I don’t understand having a separate set of bowlers for Tests and ODIs,” he said.”It (481/6 in England) was a poor advert of cricket. Every over had three boundaries. You cannot have Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood not play. So the best of players have to play. Nathan Lyon mostly plays Tests, doesn’t play ODIs. Shane Warne played everything, so did Anil (Kumble) and (Muttiah) Muralitharan,” said the former inspirational skipper.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

first_img Rohan Sen HyderabadMay 13, 2019UPDATED: May 13, 2019 00:07 IST Lasith Malinga defended 9 runs in the final over, conceding just 7 (Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSMumbai Indians (149/8) beat Chennai Super Kings (148/7) by 1 runMumbai Indians is the only team to win the IPL title 4 timesRohit Sharma is the only player to win 5 IPL titles, he won with Deccan Chargers in 2009Mumbai Indians had the wood over Chennai Super Kings this season and the trend continued on Sunday as they won by 1 run in Hyderabad to lift the Indian Premier League 2019 at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium.Rohit Sharma’s team restricted Chennai Super Kings to 148 for 7 after posting 149 for 8 batting first to win their fourth title in the Indian Premier League.This was the second time Mumbai Indians has won the IPL final by 1 run after 2017 when they beat Rising Pune Supergiant with the same margin. The win was also Mumbai’s fourth over Chennai this season. Rohit Sharma has also become the first captain to win the title four times, ahead of MS Dhoni who has three to his name.Chennai Super Kings were cruising in the run chase but it all fell apart after Shane Watson got out for 80 in the final over. CSK needed 9 runs to win in the final over which was bowled by Lasith Malinga who conceded just 7 runs to win the game for his team.CSK needed 2 runs off the final ball but ended up losing their 8th wicket as Malinga bowled a slower ball to trap Shardul Thakur plumb in front off the final ball.Unprecedented scenes from Hyderabad as @mipaltan became #VIVOIPL champs for the 4th time!Lasith Malinga showing his true class in the last over #MIvCSK (@IPL) May 12, 2019Talking about his final over, Malinga said he was always going to look for a wicket and not just keep the batsman from taking a run.advertisement”Last ball, I thought that if they get one run, it would be a Super Over, but I wanted us to win. So I went for my wicket ball,” Malinga said after the match.Jasprit Bumrah finished with 2 wickets in the match while Malinga, Krunal Pandya and Rahul Chahar bagged a wicket each.Here is what the Mumbai Indians players had to say after their fourth IPL win:Kieron Pollard: “These sort of games, these are the games you want to perform. People remember these games. Playing in so many finals, I knew getting runs adds pressure for the team batting second. I missed a few shots, but the way Bumrah and Malinga bowled in the last two overs – they finished it off for us. Malinga, a legend. Even in 2017, we didn’t put too many runs on the board. The team that panics less does better. It was a team performance.”Hardik Pandya: “Lot of people were saying that we had won three times so they would win the fourth. But I told Krunal, no, it’s going to be 4-0. Lost a few kgs today (laughs), such a tight game. I used to have Mumbai Indians posters in my room growing up, and to win with them: amazing. Played well this season, but now time to move on. Want to lift that World Cup trophy as well.Krunal Pandya: “Unbelievable game. From childhood, we wanted to play good cricket together. Even when we weren’t in the IPL, we wanted to play for Mumbai Indians. And a word on Hardik, he’s been unbelievable. I don’t need to look elsewhere for inspiration, I have Hardik.”Suryakumar Yadav: “Perfect final. Reason behind success is our processes and routines. We share our ideas, and that helps each player know their strengths and weaknesses.”Jasprit Bumrah: “The ball was reversing when de Kock missed the ball, but we wanted to stay calm since similar things happened against Pune in 2017 as well. We always believed in our team this season. We have confidence in each and every individual. On their given day, any of our players can be matchwinners.”Mahela Jayawardene: “Thought we had the game when MS got out, but then Watto started hitting. Some great decisions by Rohit, going back to experienced bowlers at the death. This is why we wanted to defend. Wanted to take a punt with Pollard while batting since he is good against CSK. Asked him to get us out off the mess, and he did so. Big players come to the party in big games. Young Rahul Chahar came off age too. Held his nerve on a wicket where there wasn’t much.”Also Read | IPL 2019 final: Kieron Pollard protests against umpire call in last over from BravoAlso Read | Controversy in IPL 2019 Final: Rohit Sharma upset after Shardul Thakur’s rude send-off actAlso Read | MS Dhoni becomes most successful wicketkeeper in IPL historyAlso Read | IPL 2019 Final: Pollard looks to spend a happy birthday evening as MI eye gloryadvertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Lasith MalingaFollow MI vs CSKFollow IPL 2019Follow IPL 2019 final graphs No data available! IPL 2019: Lasith Malinga recalls last-over nerves after MI win record 4th titleMumbai Indians had the better of Chennai Super Kings for the fourth time in this season as they lifted the Indian Premier League for the fourth time on Sunday. commentarycenter_img advertisement scorecard view more view lesslast_img read more

first_imgThe City Gala Fundraiser honors former astronaut Buzz Aldrin and American businessman and philanthropist John Paul DeJoria (co-founder, Paul Mitchell, John Paul Pet, ROK Mobile, and The Patron Spirits Company) at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles, immediately following The 58th Annual GRAMMYs on Monday, February 15, 2016.City Gala 2016 benefits Community Inspiring Today’s Youth (CITY), a non-profit organization that supports and mentors underserved teens and young adults in developing their own start-up businesses in Los Angeles. Keynote speaker is entrepreneur and philanthropist Sir Richard Branson (founder, Virgin Group).Aldrin, an American engineer, former astronaut and the second person to walk on the moon, has supported charitable and philanthropic efforts through Buzz Aldrin’s Share Space Foundation. At the event, The City Gala will present Aldrin with the City Gala Lifetime Achievement Award.Aldrin, age 86, says, “Well, I guess you could say that I’ve worked a lifetime to earn this award, and I’m blessed to receive it on such a beautiful charitable night, alongside some of the most brilliant minds of our time.”DeJoria, a member of The Giving Pledge, has supported charitable and philanthropic efforts through his Peace, Love and Happiness Foundation for over a decade. At the event, The City Gala will present DeJoria the Legacy of Inspiration Award. The honor is meant to inspire other high net worth individuals to tell the story of their rise to success, their challenges, and ultimately their accomplishment of being able to give forward.DeJoria says, “On the music industry’s biggest night, it is exciting to know that we have such an esteemed group of individuals coming together to celebrate and support CITY’s young entrepreneurs. Being honored by the organization supporting these kids is a reminder that we all had to start somewhere, and in the beginning, someone gave us a chance to succeed.”Emcee for the night is Jeff Timmons of the Grammy-nominated pop group 98 Degrees. The event is an exclusive invitation-only black tie fundraiser featuring an open bar, open buffet, honor ceremonies, live musical entertainment, a charitable poker tournament, tours of the Playboy Mansion grounds, celebrity meet and greets, a fashion show, as well as a live and silent auction.Sponsors include JetSmarter, Seed Invest, BELLA Magazine, OK! TV, Modern Luxury Angeleno, Hemp Blue, Imbue Model Management and AirVuz.Funds raised at the charity gala will support CITY and its non-profit programs for LA youth, as well From the Heart Productions, Fire Life Foundation, The Scheer Foundation and Supporting Our Servicemen (SOS).The first City Gala took place on Oscars night in 2014, featuring keynote speaker James Cameron and special guests Charlize Theron, Sean Penn, Halle Berry, Tyrese Gibson, Gene Simmons and Paris Hilton, as well as live musical entertainment provided by Ne-Yo. The event raised over $350,000 for charitable causes.For more details and event admission information, click here.last_img read more

first_imgEscalating promises of tariffs by the U.S. and China had markets open lower Wednesday, only for U.S. indexes to end the day with gains while the TSX stayed in the red.The market oscillations come as investors try to determine whether the two countries will follow through on the threats of tariffs, said Kathryn Del Greco, vice president and investment advisor at TD Wealth.“The number one concern to the market right now is the tariff negotiation tactic that seems to be back and forth, sort of like a game of ping pong, between China and the U.S., to see what really in effect is going to come to fruition.“The market is trying to grapple with the seriousness, or the likelihood, of this actually being implemented, or is this just really the negotiation process that is going to ultimately lead to a better structured deal between these two countries.”U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration laid out on Tuesday the US$50 billion worth of Chinese goods that could face tariffs, with China responding Wednesday with a list of U.S. goods that could face retaliatory tariffs including soybeans and aircraft.Both sides have, however, given themselves room to manoeuvre, including comments from recently-appointed National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow suggesting the U.S. tariffs won’t be implemented if China lowers barriers to trade.The openness to negotiations match strategies that are becoming hallmarks of the Trump administration, said Del Greco.“Over the course of the last year, the Trump administration’s tactics have been you know, perhaps to shoot a shot across the bow first, rattle a few people, and then back off the initial position.”The dispute threatens to spill out onto the global economy, both from general unpredictability and the potential knock-on effects from higher prices and inflation caused by the tariffs, said Del Greco.“This global growth that we’re experiencing right now, it’s actually slated to grow by three per cent this year, which would be the strongest showing in seven years. So there’s a lot riding on this, and we would hate to see that choked off. And Canada is a participant in that.”The uncertainty helped send the S&P/TSX composite index down 16.39 points to close at 15,164.37, led by declines in gold, materials, and health care sectors.“Certainly, as we all know, if the U.S. catches a cold, Canada catches pneumonia. Whatever happens to the U.S. economy, is the tail that’s wagging us,” said Del Greco.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average closed up 230.94 points at 24,264.30. The S&P 500 index ended up 30.24 points at 2,644.69 and the Nasdaq composite index was up 100.83 points at 7,042.11.The Canadian dollar averaged 78.07 cents US, up 0.02 of a US cent.The May crude contract closed down 14 cents at US$63.37 per barrel and the May natural gas contract was up two cents at US$2.71 per mmBTU.The June gold contract ended up US$2.90 at US$1,340.20 an ounce and the May copper contract was down five cents at US$3.01 a pound.last_img read more

ST. ANDREWS, N.B. — Ontario Premier Doug Ford says his province will join forces with Saskatchewan and intervene in the western province’s court case against Ottawa’s carbon pricing policy.Ford joined Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe in voicing opposition to the contentious federal plan prior to the start of two days of formal talks between Canada’s premiers at the Council of the Federation meeting in St. Andrews, N.B.“I’m here to gather support among my provincial counterparts against the federal carbon tax,” Ford said Thursday in a prepared statement to reporters outside the historic Algonquin Resort.“Ontario will support Saskatchewan in intervening in the reference case they have launched with the (Saskatchewan) Court of Appeal. This is an important step in the fight against the federal carbon tax.”Ford said both provinces are on “the exact same page” and Ontario will use every tool at its disposal to challenge a tax he says is bad for families and businesses.The announcement came after the pair held a bilateral meeting late Wednesday.Ford’s newly elected government is scrapping the province’s cap-and-trade program. A federally imposed carbon price would start at $20 per tonne and increase to a level of $50 a tonne by 2022.Moe said a one-size-fits-all carbon tax fails to recognize the diverse nature of the Canadian economy.“This made-in-Ottawa carbon tax plan finds our nation now in this position,” Moe said. “We have two provinces in compliance, we have two provinces in court and we have the rest of the country not meeting the federal carbon tax backstop. Today we’re grateful that the people of Ontario…will join us every step of the way.”Both men left the podium outside the hotel without taking questions.New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant emerged later with Canada’s ambassador to Washington, David MacNaughton, who spent time with the premiers talking about ways to best address trade irritants with the U.S.Gallant was asked whether Ford and Moe’s declaration would prove a distraction to talks about freer international and internal trade.“It’s never going to be a distraction to discuss this very important and also very complex subject,” said Gallant.He reiterated his province would remain committed to its carbon plan, while at the same time monitoring what other provinces ultimately do.“We are open to revising ours to make sure that it is competitive, to make sure that we’re still growing our economy,” said Gallant. “We have to wait to see what the other provinces are going to propose.”The provincial leaders are expected to discuss a range of other topics, including the U.S. trade dispute, health care, the announced pullout of Greyhound from bus routes in Western Canada, and the skirmish between Alberta and British Columbia over the Trans Mountain pipeline project.Meanwhile, Gallant issued a written response to all premiers prior to the meeting in support of a letter last week by Manitoba’s Brian Pallister, which called for provinces to remove limits on the interprovincial transportation of alcohol for personal use.In the letter dated July 18, Gallant said barriers need to be reduced on transporting wine, beer and spirits to “give greater choice to consumers and broader markets for producers.”“Canadians will expect movement on this issue and I can say unequivocally that New Brunswick is prepared to take significant action to move us in that direction,” Gallant wrote.The stance is an apparent about face for New Brunswick, which won a court battle in April against Gerald Comeau. He had fought to transport alcohol into New Brunswick from Quebec. The Supreme Court upheld the province’s law that fined Comeau $240 for bringing a trunk load of beer and liquor across the border.Gallant clarified his government’s position on the previous court case.“That was indeed more of a jurisdictional question and that’s why the independent prosecution branch of New Brunswick decided to bring it to the Supreme Court,” he said Thursday. “We have a willingness as premiers to act on this…to ensure a freer flow of beer and alcohol throughout the country.” read more

The Brock community is deeply saddened by the passing of Ken Kernaghan, the distinguished Emeritus Professor who died Sept. 14 at the age of 74.A popular figure among peers as well as students, Kernaghan taught political science at Brock for 39 years before retiring in 2007. He was a former Chair of the Department of Politics, and was also the founding Director of Brock’s Faculty of Business.Ken KernaghanKernaghan was a renowned scholar in the fields of ethics and public accountability, and a leading authority on public administration. He headed the Canadian government’s task force on the disclosure of wrongdoing, and his advice was sought by governments at home and abroad.Among his many honours, Kernaghan was inducted in 2010 as a member of the Order of Canada. In 1996 he was awarded the 1996 Vanier Gold Medal for Excellence in Public Administration, and was elected in 1997 as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.A graduate of McMaster University, where had been president of the student union, Kernaghan went on to receive graduate degrees from Duke University before joining Brock. In a book of essays in his honour, academic colleagues called him “one of the great scholars of his time”.Longtime Brock political scientist David Siegel, who is currently Interim Dean of the Faculty of Education, said his dear friend and colleague was truly a legend in his field.“Whenever I went someplace in public administration circles and identified myself as being from Brock, the first question I would get is, ‘How’s Ken Kernaghan?’ Everyone knew him, and by extension everyone knew about Brock. Ken was very proud of his long association with Brock.“It is not an overstatement to say that Ken was ‘Mr. Public Administration’ for many years. He held all of the prestigious positions that one can hold in his field. He was president of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada, the pinnacle professional association in the country.“He was editor of the most prestigious international and Canadian journals in public administration, and he was a formal and informal adviser to provincial premiers, senior public servants and international leaders.“But while he did all these things on the national and international scene, he always had time for family and friends. He always spoke with great love of his three sons and his daughters-in-law, and his many grandchildren, and he and his wife Helgi were truly a loving couple.”Thomas Dunk, Dean of Social Sciences at Brock, spoke of “a huge loss to the Brock community and especially the Faculty of Social Sciences. Ken was a key figure in the growth of the Department of Political Science. His international reputation put his department and the University on the map. He was an exemplary intellectual in both the academic and public sense. He was a renowned teacher, a prolific writer and was very engaged in service to his profession, politicians and public servants. He will be deeply missed by his colleagues, his students and all those who relied on his advice and wisdom.”Siegel said Kernaghan’s students “spoke of him with great respect and almost reverence.  And he always found time to mentor young colleagues and help them mould their careers.”“However, what he might want to be most remembered for is his encyclopedic knowledge of and love for Duke basketball.”In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that people direct donations to the Walker Family Cancer Centre in St. Catharines. A private family funeral will be held at Tallman Funeral Home in Vineland. read more

OSU freshman wide receiver Binjimen Victor (9) has the ball swatted away by Rutgers redshirt sophomore defensive back Isaiah Wharton (11) during the first half of the Buckeyes game against Rutgers on Oct. 1. The Buckeyes won 58-0. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorNo. 2 Ohio State kicked off conference play by dismantling Rutgers in true blowout fashion. From producing nearly six times as many offensive yards as the Scarlet Knights, to grinding out 410 yards on the ground, OSU proved just how tough it is.With momentum for the remaining eight Big Ten games, the Buckeyes are rolling. Here are five takeaways from their emphatic victory over Rutgers.Barrett one of the best in OSU’s historyIt doesn’t take a master’s degree in statistics to understand just how successful redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett has been in his career. Tossing 59 touchdowns through less than three years of action with the Buckeyes sums up his time with OSU quite nicely.Barrett’s performance against Rutgers moved him into 10th place all time for career passing yards. Although he usually doesn’t light up the scoreboard with passing yards, he has accomplished these totals while starting in just 21 games.This year, players from both sides of the ball have talked about Barrett’s ability to lead the team and be the go-to player a quarterback needs to be. Redshirt sophomore wide receiver Terry McLaurin summed things up almost perfectly.“When J.T. talks, everybody listens,” McLaurin said.With at least eight games left in the season, Barrett is certain to keep smashing records and earning victories as the unquestioned leader of the team.Robert Landers is making a name for himselfBackup defensive linemen rarely make a name for themselves as athletic and agile playmakers. Redshirt freshman Robert Landers just might be breaking that mold.Picking up six tackles through the first three game, Landers broke into the backfield twice against Rutgers, picking up a tackle for loss and a sack. Listed at 6-foot-1 and 285 pounds, he is slightly undersized for his position.Undersized, but incredibly strong and quick in his movements. Junior defensive end Jalyn Holmes even has his own special nickname for Landers because of those traits.“He just get off (blocks) so fast, man,” Holmes said. “I call him Black Mamba.”The loss of redshirt junior defensive tackle Tracy Sprinkle hurt the Buckeyes, but Landers has played well enough to prevent any drop off.The Big Ten is a tale of two ends of the spectrum againExpanding the Big Ten has led to a longer conference schedule and exciting action for college football fans. Unfortunately, that expansion has also led to a wide gap between teams.While Maryland is recovering from last season’s 3-9 overall and 1-7 conference performance by winning its first three games, Rutgers has remained near the bottom so far this year, losing its opening Big Ten test against the Buckeyes.In the top half of the conference, teams like OSU, Michigan, Wisconsin and Nebraska have shown the pedigree of each program. In the other half, teams like Rutgers, Illinois, Penn State and Purdue are sputtering to stay afloat early in the year.While all teams have respective glory days in the respective histories of each program, the Big Ten has its own history of the conference race having a few elite teams near the top, and the others fighting for national relevance.Once again, college football fans are getting a taste of what happens with Big Ten football. The rich get richer each year.Wide receiver depth is deeper than initially thoughtThe OSU coaching staff knew near the end of spring camp they had a multitude of wide receivers that can contribute. Buckeyes fans got a taste of how many of those players can contribute. Eight receivers caught passes against Rutgers, including the first career receptions for redshirt freshman Alex Stump, freshman Austin Mack and freshman Binjimen Victor. Seeing extended time compared to the others, even receiving a target from Barrett in the end zone, Victor saw the field on multiple occasions.Sure, the pass was incomplete. But OSU offensive coordinator Ed Warinner said Victor earned his playing time this week.“Ben got more and more reps in the two weeks leading up to this game, and each rep, each day he kept getting better and better,” Warriner said.Although the wide receivers failed to haul in a touchdown, and redshirt sophomore Noah Brown was only targeted twice, OSU showed they can spread the wealth to names deeper on the depth chart. Even if the completions are only for 7 yards a piece.OSU’s offense turns Ash’s defense to dustAll week long, sports reporters from across the state and the nation asked Meyer and OSU players how they would approach a defensive attack they were familiar with in Chris Ash’s scheme. Buckeyes fans got their answer quickly Saturday.A defense that allowed just three completions and 116 yards paired with an offense that rushed for over 400 yards and threw for four touchdowns is nearly unbeatable.Rutgers had a decent first quarter in terms of stifling OSU, and even picked off Barrett once. Completely outmatched throughout the game, it should be no surprise that the score ended up 58-0.Ash’s defense may have brought success to OSU when he arrived in Columbus, but the same production has not been found in New Jersey for the former Buckeyes offensive coordinator. read more

first_imgAmbrian expects the Japanese tragedy to be short term negative for copper demand, medium term positive. While for steel it notes “input materials – short term negative demand, medium term positive for steel demand. Global copper mined production was 14.6 Mt in 2010, Japan imported 5.4 Mt of copper in concentrate for beneficiation in 2010.“We have a drop in demand as well as production. Demand will slow for sometime as the future is uncertain because of the power shortages. We have no idea how long this will last,” Akio Shibata, chief representative at Marubeni Research Institute (World’s second largest buyer of copper), said yesterday (Bloomberg, 14th March 2011)Companies from Sony Corp, Toyota Motor Corp, Honda Motor Co and Nissan Motor Co to beer maker Sapporo Holdings and refiner JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corp shut facilities in northern Japan after the quake (Bloomberg, 14th March 2011)In steel, Ambrian notes “A lack of power and general damage to steel smelting facilities as well as disruptions to in-country supply routes should see production substantially lower in the short term. Japan produces roughly as much steel as the USA, but unlike the USA or China, all of its raw materials have to come from seaborne trade (the same is true for copper and aluminium). One would therefore expect that declines in iron ore and copper demand in Japan to have a leveraged effect on sea borne pricing for metals“So, whilst we think that steel production will suffer in the short term, the real impact will be on iron ore spot prices. We expect this impact will serve to catalyse a further decline in iron ore spot price now that China looks to have restocked steel inventories for the time being (hence no buying support from the latter).“Metals producers have also announced shutdowns. Pan Pacific Copper, the country’s biggest such smelter, halted operations at its Hitachi Works refinery with a capacity of 120,000 t in Ibaraki prefecture, and it was not clear when they would resume, Masatoshi Kawada, a spokesman at JX Nippon Mining & Metals, said yesterday. (Bloomberg, 14th March 2011)“Nippon Steel, the biggest producer, said some facilities at its Kamaishi plant are not operating. (Bloomberg, 14th March 2011).“last_img read more

first_img The holidays are nearly upon us, and you know what that means: Lots of sales on your favorite games, consoles, and other fun tech and entertainment items. One company in particular, Sony, has gone ahead with a set of official Black Friday deals for fans eager to get their shopping on when the biggest shopping day of the season hits on the day after Thanksgiving.This year, it falls on November 23, but Sony has a whole week of deals planned, spanning November 18 through November 26 in the US and November 22 through November 30 in Canada. There’s a special new ad that’ll debut on November 16, which you can see below, but Sony offered a sneak peek at it on the official PlayStation Blog ahead of time, along with some deal listings.Sony has quite the spread available for this year’s Black Friday deals, including the following:A Marvel’s Spider-Man Standard Edition PS4 Bundle for $1999, which comes with a DualShock 4 controller and a physical copy of Marvel’s Spider-Man.Some DualShock 4 wireless controllers in colors like Blue Camouflage, Magma Red, Midnight Blue, Gold, and Crystal for $39.99.PlayStation VR systems for $199.99 to get you started as games like Tetris Effect and Astro Bot Rescue Mission burn up the charts.Discounted 12-month PlayStation Plus subscriptions, with special deals on popular games via the PlayStation Store from November 16 through November 27.Sony has noted that there are several details and deals to come soon, but if you’re looking to jump aboard the gaming train and need a PlayStation 4, these are some great options. Microsoft will be offering plenty of deals as well, so if you’re looking for some great deals for you or someone you love for the holidays, you should be able to find something at a decent price to help jumpstart your gaming collection. There’s a lot of awesome games currently floating around out there.More on Java, C#, Python, C++, and JavaScript Coding Skills with These BundlesGet These Headphones at Black Friday PricesBest External Hard Drive for PS4 ‘Spider-Man’ Developer Insomniac Joins Sony’s WebPlayStation 5 vs. Xbox Project Scarlett: Everything We Know Stay on targetlast_img read more

first_imgStay on target “The flying dead” are here to haunt your nightmares: Researchers discovered that a cicada fungus (Massospora) has chemicals similar to those found in hallucinogenic mushrooms and it causes infected male cicadas to become very horny.Massospora is a strange type of psychedelic fungus. Once it infects a cicada, it causes the insect to lose their body parts and that’s when the odd behavior kicks in: Male cicadas try to have sex with things they encounter, even though the fungus has taken over their butts and genitals, said a West Virginia University press release. Despite some of their limbs being gone, infected “zombie” cicadas continue to go about as if nothing happened and transmit the disease to others.“They are only zombies in the sense that the fungus is in control of their bodies. Infected adults maintain or accelerate normal host activity during sporulation, enabling rapid and widespread dispersal prior to host death,” said Matt Kasson, an assistant professor of forest pathology at West Virginia University. “They also engage in hypersexual behaviors.”Kasson and his team published their research in Fungal Ecology, which studied cicadas infected by this bizarre fungus. According to Kasson, cicadas first come into contact with the fungus underground, where they spend 13 to 17 years before emerging as grown adults. When they’re 7 to 10 days above ground, their abdomens begin to shed and reveal the fungal infection at the end of their bodies.In 2016, billions of cicadas showed up in the northeast United States and this “insect invasion” prompted Kasson and his team to study the creatures. At first, Kasson’s team tried infecting cicadas in a lab, however, this method didn’t work out. Thankfully, they were able to analyze some cicadas from the wild to learn about Massospora.Matt Kasson posing with a cicada. (Photo Credit: West Virginia University)Some people might be curious if you can get “high” from a Massospora-infected cicada, and according to Kasson, it might be possible, but he doesn’t recommend it for safety reasons.“These psychoactive compounds were just two of less than 1,000 compounds found in these cicadas,” Kasson added. “Yes, they are notable but there are other compounds that might be harmful to humans. I wouldn’t take that risk.”Next, Kasson and his team will conduct additional research on the fungus: They recently gathered cicadas from Pennsylvania and West Virginia and they plan to resequence the fungus’ genome and study the gene expression in both infected and healthy cicadas.More on Sea Creature Washes Up on an Australian BeachWatch: Stunning, Rainbow-Colored Blanket Octopus Caught on CameraWatch: Eerie ‘Gorilla Crow’ Strikes a Pose in Japan Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferWatch: Deep-Sea Octopus ‘Billows Like a Circus Tent’ last_img read more

first_imgThe Vancouver Police Department is asking for the public’s help with locating a shoplifting suspect.Officers responded to Parkrose Hardware, 16509 S.E. First St., on Sept. 29 for a report of a theft. A woman reportedly entered the store, selected an expensive drill and left the store without making an attempt to pay for the drill, the agency said.Surveillance cameras captured an image of the suspect. Anyone with information about the incident or the woman’s identity is asked to contact Officer Don Magarian at read more

first_img Sasha Foo Updated: 11:02 PM October 24, 2018 Elected officials demand more oversight to protect military families from financial abuse Sasha Foo, center_img Posted: October 24, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A federal agency that’s supposed to protect military service members from financial abuse is coming under fire.California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Congressman Scottt Peters said Wednesday that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, known as CFPB is abandoning its obligations to enforce a federal law that protects military families from lending abuses by banks, payday lenders and other creditors.At a news conference near the USS Midway museum in San Diego, Becerra and Peters sharply criticized CFPB Acting Director Mick Mulvaney for deciding to remove the agency’s oversight of lenders under the provisions of a 2006 law called the Military Lending Act.That law caps interest rates at 36%, forbids lenders from forcing a consumer into mandatory arbitration and prevents a lender from piling on more penalties and fees for paying a loan back early.Representative Peters said allowing banks and other lenders to operate without any oversight is a huge mistake and leaves our men and women in the armed services more vulnerable to rip-offs and unfair practices.Becerra has joined 32 other state Attorney Generals in signing a letter to Mulvaney, in which they condemned the decision to eliminate its oversight of lenders. “It’s not that we don’t have the laws at the federal level to protect our military service members.It’s that you have a director of the the agency that’s supposed to help protect them, that has gone AWOL and said, “I’m not going to do it,” Becerra said.The new policy has not yet taken effect. Becerra and Peters are hoping that their bi-partisan appeal will force the head of the CFPB to reconsider his directive. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

first_imgKara Berrey, of Carrollton, Mo., won the 2016-17 Secure Optimal Yield (SOY) Scholarship sponsored by the American Soybean Association (ASA) and BASF.The ASA SOY Scholarship is a $5,000 award presented to an outstanding high school senior who has achieved high academic and leadership requirements, and is planning to pursue a degree in an agriculture-related field at an accredited college or university.Berrey will pursue a degree in agricultural education at Missouri State University beginning this fall. Kara has been active in 4-H and FFA from the county to the national level and has held several leadership positions. She’s also represented Missouri as a National 4-H Congress and Citizenship Washington Focus delegate, meeting with her state representatives and senators to voice concerns of Americans in rural communities.“She will be a great advocate for agriculture and help in ensuring the future youth are knowledgeable and accountable for agriculture,” said Laura Owen, Berrey’s school counselor in a letter of recommendation. “There is no doubt in my mind that she has a bright future ahead of her in the ag industry.”ASA and BASF presented Berrey with awards during Commodity Classic in New Orleans.“ASA is proud to partner with BASF to offer this opportunity and aid in the continuing education of an outstanding student and young ag advocate,” said ASA President Richard Wilkins, a producer from Greenwood, Del. “We are excited by Kara’s enthusiasm for agriculture and look forward to seeing the leader she becomes.”last_img read more

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida teen accused of robbing his neighbors appeared in court, Thursday morning.The 17-year-old is being held on 21 days juvenile detention, while the court decides whether to try him as a juvenile or an adult.Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested the South Broward High School student on Wednesday, after, investigators said, he was caught on surveillance camera breaking into a home in Dania Beach, just seven blocks away from his house, July 26.A 12-year-old who was home alone in the house called 911.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more