Filoil: San Beda escapes Perpetual in OT
Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “We’re just lucky they missed their foul shots and we made our shots in regulation,” Fernandez said.Flash Sadiwa missed a chance to secure the win for Perpetual in the fourth quarter, muffing his freebies which allowed San Beda to make the game-tying play.Kemark Cariño added 10 markers, five rebounds, and a block, while Arnaud Noah also chipped in 10 for the Red Lions.Daryl Singontiko topped Perpetual (2-5) with 19 points and six rebounds in the heartbreaker.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT 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 Games Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netEven coach Boyet Fernandez admitted that San Beda just got lucky in its 64-61 victory over Perpetual in the 2017 Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.“If I were to give the game, I’ll give it to Perpetual,” lamented the mentor.ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next And he has every reason to feel so.Robert Bolick flubbed three of his four chances at the charity stripe in the overtime period, but his lone bucket was enough to hold off the Altas in the end, keeping the Red Lions unscathed through four games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“They deserved this win. We didn’t deserve the win,” said Fernandez.Despite his off-shooting night from the free throw line, the extra period won’t be possible if not for Bolick, who converted the putback off a Javee Mocon miss in the waning seconds of regulation. He finished with 12 points on a 5-of-9 shooting clip to lead San Beda. SAN BEDA 64 – Bolick 12, Noah 10, Cariño 10, Soberano 9, Adamos 6, Potts 5, Mocon 3, Doliguez 3, Tongco 2, Oftana 2, Bahio 2, Presbitero 0, Toba 0, Abuda 0.PERPETUAL 61 – Singontiko 19, Sadiwa 12, Eze 12, Ylagan 6, Lucente 6, Pido 4, Coronel 2, Casas 0, Mangalino 0, Tamayo 0, Yuhico 0, Clemente 0.Quarters: 19-13, 28-30, 41-41, 55-55, 64-61. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES NBA launches official online store in PH View comments
World Cup 2011: Pak high on confidence for WI clash
Pakistan have more than one reason to be riding high on confidence, going into the first World Cup quarter-final against the West Indies here on Wednesday.Shahid Afridi’s team defeated defending champions Australia in their final league game to enter the second stage on a confident note. The other aspect that gives Pakistan an edge is their recent head-to-head record against the Windies, though their exchanges have lately been very infrequent.Even in normal circumstances, Afridi is always assured of himself.And on Tuesday, the hard-hitting batsman, who is interestingly the competition’s leading bowler currently, was oozing self-belief. He can afford to be bullish, especially after Pakistan’s four-wicket win over Australia. That is one reason why he clearly said that he would persist with the winning combination against the West Indies.For Afridi, sentiments and emotions count for little when he is on the field. He is not moved even when it comes to senior fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar, who has announced his retirement after the World Cup. Akhtar wasn’t played in the Australia game following his arguments with wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal in an earlier game, leading to a fine (and the incident may have contributed to his decision to retire), and his skipper effectively dashed his hopes of playing in the quarters.In other words, if Pakistan lose to the West Indies, the league match against New Zealand would turn out be Akhtar’s last of his 163 ODIs.But Afridi is focussing on the team rather than individuals. And that is why he insisted that he would be happy to retain the XI that earned that morale- boosting win over Australia, though that result did not have any bearing on both teams’ qualification for quarter-finals. The winner of this game will play the team that emerges from the India-Australia quarterfinal encounter to be played in Ahmedabad on Thursday.advertisementWest Indies, at the other end, have looked tentative so far and are fresh from a defeat suffered at the hands of India. They must be low on confidence after failing to capitalise on India’s batting collapse as their own batting disintegrated under pressure.So, captain Darren Sammy has a few problems to resolve before the big day-night encounter at Sher-e-Bangla Stadium. Consistency, from both batsmen and bowlers, is what he would be expecting on Wednesday.Sammy said paceman Kemar Roach and batsmen Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Chris Gayle, who all missed the India game, were fit and in contention for the crucial game. While Roach and Gayle have recovered from injuries, out-of-form Chanderpaul may be included considering the significance of the contest.Interestingly, Pakistan and the West Indies have played each other sporadically in the recent past. They didn’t play a single ODI last year, and their last game was exactly 18 months, in the Champions Trophy in South Africa, where Pakistan won.
Yanks Take Red Sox, 7-4
NEW YORK — Brian McCann was far from panic mode. He was hitting the ball well, and figured positive results would follow.Still, he enjoyed seeing his drives wind up in the seats instead of someone’s glove.McCann put an emphatic end to his season-opening slump, hitting his first two home runs for the New York Yankees to help beat John Lackey and the Boston Red Sox 7-4 on April 12.“I was pleased about my at-bats today,” McCann said.Carlos Beltran, Alfonso Soriano and Kelly Johnson also connected as the Yankees scored all their runs on homers. Lackey was tagged for a career-high four home runs in 5 2-3 innings.New York has won two of three in a series that wraps up April 13.A.J. Pierzynski hit his first home run for the Red Sox.After striking out in the first inning and dropping his batting average to .158, McCann quickly reversed his fortunes.The seven-time All-Star who left Atlanta to sign an $85 million, five-year deal with the Yankees led off the fourth with a liner into the first row of the second deck in right field.McCann hurried around the bases, and fans were still cheering when Soriano followed with his third home run of the week.Beltran opened the sixth with a double and McCann homered to right-center. It was the catcher’s 10th career multi-homer game.“I’ve been seeing the ball pretty well to be hitting in the hundreds,” McCann said. As for any concerns about a slow start, he said, “I don’t look at it that way.”The Red Sox have been shifting on McCann during this series, moving an extra infielder onto the right side once they get a strike on him. Facing Lackey for the first time, McCann made moot any shift.“He’s hit the ball better than his numbers indicated,” Yankees Manager Joe Girardi said. “I was not really concerned about it. I know he’s going to hit,” he said.Girardi said he assumed the short right-field fence and the jet stream that carries the ball in that direction would benefit the lefty-hitting McCann.“It showed up today,” Girardi said. Also showing up: A missed call on a replay challenge.Dean Anna of the Yankees was called safe on a double in the eighth inning with New York ahead 7-4. A television replay showed his right foot briefly came off the base as he stood up with shortstop Xander Bogaerts tagging him.“I feel like I was on the whole time,” Anna said. “I couldn’t feel myself off the bag.” That’s not how Farrell saw it.“We probably had five angles that confirmed his foot was off the base,” he said after the game. “It certainly raises questions on if they are getting the same feed we are, the consistency of the system. So, it makes you scratch your head a little bit on why he was called safe.”Later, Major League Baseball said the conclusive angle showing Anna was out wasn’t immediately available inside the replay center in New York.Hiroki Kuroda (2-1) pitched into the seventh, and reliever Matt Thornton gave up Mike Carp’s two-run single that made it 6-4. With runners at the corners, Carp was caught stealing for the third out.Shawn Kelley pitched a perfect ninth for his second save.Lackey (2-1) threw plenty of strikes, but gave up 10 hits. He walked none, fanned six and missed a chance to get off to a 3-0 start for the first time in his career.Jacoby Ellsbury bunted for a two-out single in the first and Beltran homered on an 0-2 pitch right down the middle. Lackey was already stalking toward the plate to get a new ball from the umpire before Beltran reached second base.“I just left it over the plate. It wasn’t a very good pitch, up in the zone. One of those I’d like to have back, for sure,” Lackey said.Johnson hit his third homer in the eighth.BEN WALKER, AP Baseball WriterTweetPinShare0 Shares
Yanks Top O’s 8-3, Run Win Streak Over Baltimore to 15 Games
NEW YORK — Domingo Germán pitched seven strong innings to become the first 16-game winner in the majors and the New York Yankees beat Baltimore 8-3 on Tuesday night, running their winning streak over the Orioles to 15 games.Germán allowed two runs, five hits, struck out seven, walked one and won his career-high seventh straight decision.DJ LeMahieu homered on the first pitch he saw to get the Yankees going. Aaron Judge added a two-run double in New York’s four-run fourth.Gio Urshela had three more hits, including an RBI single in the fourth. Cameron Maybin had a two-run single in the second while Gary Sánchez and Mike Tauchman added RBI doubles as the Yankees totaled 15 hits.Germán (16-2) kept Baltimore off-balance by throwing 37 curveballs. He generated 14 of his 21 swings and misses on his curveball.The Yankees are on their longest winning single-season winning streak against one opponent since beating the 103-loss Philadelphia Athletics 15 in a row in 1954.Anthony Santander, Stevie Wilkerson and Renato Núñez homered for Baltimore. John Means (8-8) took the loss.TweetPinShare0 Shares
Sourav Ganguly surprised by Rohit Sharma’s omission from Test series vs West Indies
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly was surprised that Rohit Sharma’s name did not feature in the 15-man squad announced on Saturday for the two-Test series against West Indies, starting October 4.Rohit recently captained India in the Asia Cup 2018 as Virat Kohli was rested after a gruelling tour of England and led the team to a record seventh title to establish their Asian supremacy.Rohit’s captaincy was applauded by one and all during and after the tournament while he was also in top form scoring 317 runs, second to only his teammate Shikhar Dhawan, who scored 342 runs.Ganguly also congratulated Rohit Sharma on the Asia Cup victory and said he was “exceptional”, only to then add that he gets surprised every time he sees Rohit Sharma’s name struck off a Test team.Also read – India vs West Indies: Mayank Agarwal, Mohammed Siraj earn maiden Test call-ups”Great win Rohit and the team @ImRo45 ..u were exceptional…I get surprised every time I don’t see ur name in the test team ..it’s not far away ..,” Sourav Ganguly said on Twitter.Great win Rohit and the team @ImRo45 ..u were exceptional…I get surprised every time I don’t see ur name in the test team ..it’s not far away ..Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) September 29, 2018Rohit received praise for his solid captaincy from the greats of the game like Sunil Gavaskar and Wasim Akram. The stand-in captain was especially praised for his accurate bowling changes and the fact that he handled the situations well.advertisement”I think Rohit Sharma has done a great job as India skipper. He is leading from the front, he’s getting runs consistently and with ease,” Wasim Akram told India Today.”Rohit has been scoring runs and leading the team from the front. He is showing the way. He has done a great job. We can say when Virat Kohli is not there, Rohit can be given the responsibility of leading the team,” Harbhajan Singh expressed in a conversation with India Today.”Over here as well, every time he has got an opportunity to captain India, he has shown his acumen and he has shown how patient he can be and then as a batsman, the added responsibility [of captaincy], only makes him better,” Gavaskar told India Today.Rohit was also not a part of the Indian team that lost the five-Test series against England 4-1 last month. Rohit has scored just 1479 runs in the 25 Test matches he has played at a meek average of 39.97.Rohit has scored three hundreds and nine fifties in Tests with his highest score being 177.Also read – Asia Cup 2018: Rohit Sharma was the calming influence, says Ravi ShastriWhile Rohit Sharma once again missed out on a Test team selection, Shikhar Dhawan was dropped from the squad despite his heroic Asia Cup performance. In the Test series in England, Dhawan scored just 162 runs from eight innings at an average of 20.25.However, Mayank Agarwal and Mohammed Siraj received their maiden Test call-ups while India pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who missed the England Test tour due to a back injury but returned to the ODI squad for the Asia Cup, were rested.Paceman Ishant Sharma and all-rounder Hardik Pandya were not considered for selection due to injuries.”Taking stock of the recent workload, the selectors have decided to rest Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Both Ishant Sharma and Hardik Pandya were not considered for selection as they are yet to recover from their injuries,” BCCI said in a statementMayank scored a brisk 90 against the West Indies in the warm-up game in Vadodara, on the day of selection and was rewarded for his consistency in domestic cricket as well.Mayank has played 43 first-class cricket matches, 70 List-A cricket matches and 111 T20 domestic matches. He has 3372 runs in first-class and 3472 runs in List A cricket. He even had scored more than 2000 runs in domestic cricket last season.The opening Test will be held at Rajkot from October 4 to 8, followed by the second Test from October 12 to 16 at Hyderabad.India’s Team for Test series vs West Indies -Virat Kohli (captain), KL Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul ThakurIndian team: Virat Kohli (captain), KL Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, C Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vc), H Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), R Ashwin, R Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, M Shami, Umesh Yadav, M Siraj, Shardul ThakurBCCI (@BCCI) September 29, 2018India vs West Indies: Full Scheduleadvertisement1st Test – October 4-8, Rajkot2nd Test – October 12-16, Hyderabad1st ODI – October 21, Guwahati2nd ODI – October 24, Indore3rd ODI – October 27, Pune4rth ODI – October 29, Mumbai5th ODI – November 1, Thiruvananthapuram1st T20I – November 4, Kolkata2nd T20I – November 6, Lucknow3rd T20I – November 11, Chennai.
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) with four rear cameras now available in India
Samsung’s newest Galaxy A-series smartphone, the Galaxy A9 (2018), is now available for purchase in India. The Galaxy A9 was announced last week in the country as the world’s first smartphone with a quad-camera system. This is arguably the biggest highlight of the device, but the Galaxy A9 also offers a gradient colour design and a Snapdragon 660 chipset.The new Galaxy A9’s price in India starts at Rs 36,990 for the 6GB + 128GB variant and Rs 39,990 for the 8GB + 128GB model. The Galaxy A9 can be bought online on Airtel’s online store, Amazon India, Samsung Shop, Paytm Mall and Flipkart. The base model of the Galaxy A9 is available right now, while the 8GB RAM model is up for pre-orders and will go on sale from December 4, 2018.The Galaxy A9 sports a 6.3-inch FHD+ (1080×2160) Super AMOLED display with Always-On support. It is protected by glass on the front and back. One of the highlights of the design is the gradient colour theme on the rear panel that looks similar to phones like the Honor 10 and Huawei P20. This gradient design will be offered in Bubblegum Pink, Lemonade Blue. There is also a plain Caviar Black colour option as well.Powering the Galaxy A9 is a 2.2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 660 chipset which is paired with up to 8GB of RAM. The phone is offered with 128GB of internal storage with support for expandability up to 512GB via microSD card. The device houses a 3,800mAh battery with fast charge support via USB Type-C. Unlike the Galaxy A7 (2018) which has a side fingerprint sensor, the Galaxy A9 gets a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. The device also supports facial recognition as well.advertisementThe big USP here is the vertical quad-camera setup on the back. This system includes a 24MP main sensor with f/1.7 aperture, an 8MP 120-degree ultra wide-angle lens with f/2.4 aperture, a 10MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom and a 5MP depth sensor. Most of the sensors on board are similar to the recent Galaxy A7, with the only addition being the zoom lens. The Galaxy A9 (2018) also comes with a 24MP front-facing sensor that supports Selfie Focus mode.The camera app will let you switch between the regular sensor to a wide angle sensor with just a tap or switch between 2X optical zoom lens and depth sensor without needing additional third-party accessories. So you can capture an ultra-wide panorama or a 2x macro shot, depending on your taste and the scene. The camera also gets an AI scene optimised feature that will recognise your environment and automatically adjust the setting to capture the best shot.ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy A9 quick review: Four cameras for the masses
IT’S SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN IOWA
With more than half the state under a disaster declaration due to flooding, many Iowans don’t need a reminder about how wicked Mother Nature can be.Still, residents who could use a refresher course on the dangers of springtime in Iowa should take note this is Severe Weather Awareness Week.Meteorologist Brooke Hagenhoff, at the National Weather Service, says a different topic is covered daily.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/SVRWK1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC….IN PLACE :17Last year, 69 tornadoes touched down in Iowa, with one day standing apart.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/SVRWK2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC….AREAS :16As part of this week’s educational events, Hagenhoff says a statewide tornado drill is set for Wednesday morning.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/SVRWK3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC….PROTOCOLS :20Because of the recovery efforts going on with the recent flooding, Woodbury County will not sound the outdoor warning sirens during Wednesday’s tornado drill.
Neymar scores & misses penalty in Brazil win
Japan 1 Brazil 3: Marcelo scores stunner in comfortable triumph Tom Webber Last updated 2 years ago 22:00 11/10/17 Getty Images Marcelo lashed a thunderous effort past Eiji Kawashima in the standout moment from Brazil’s routine 3-1 victory over Japan. A stunning strike from Marcelo was the highlight of Brazil’s comfortable 3-1 victory over Japan at Stade Pierre-Mauroy on Friday.The Real Madrid left-back lashed a sensational effort from just outside the box into the top-left corner with his weaker right foot as Tite’s side made it back-to-back triumphs having finished their World Cup qualifying campaign with one win in three.It was Neymar who opened the scoring in Lille, though, converting a penalty after referee Benoit Bastien made use of the VAR system. However, he failed to double his tally when Eiji Kawashima saved his second spot-kick of the match. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Marcelo ensured the Japan goalkeeper’s celebrations were short-lived with a thumping strike, before Gabriel Jesus continued the strong start to his burgeoning international career with his eighth goal in 12 caps.Maya Yoshida hit the woodwork before Jesus struck, but Japan – who left out star trio Keisuke Honda, Shinji Kagawa and Shinji Okazaki – pulled one back when Tomoaki Makino headed past substitute keeper and debutant Cassio.There was to be no comeback, though, as Tite’s men saw out the victory in routine fashion and now face a trip to Wembley to test themselves against England on Tuesday.After Giuliano and Jesus made early breaks into the box, Brazil were awarded a penalty by referee Bastien following a VAR review.Replays showed Yoshida hauling Fernandinho down in the box and Neymar took full advantage, sliding the ball into the bottom-right corner after a stuttering run-up sent Kawashima the wrong way.Comemora, @neymarjr! Camisa 10 faz a festa depois de marcar o primeiro gol da #SeleçãoBrasileira contra o Japão! #GigantesPorNatureza pic.twitter.com/4cQcZYy0SU— CBF Futebol (@CBF_Futebol) November 10, 2017The referee pointed to the spot again after Hotaru Yamaguchi sent Jesus to ground. Neymar switched corners and Kawashima guessed right this time to turn the forward’s attempt around the post.However, Japan could only clear the resultant corner as far as Marcelo, who sent a thunderous strike with his unfavoured right foot flying into the roof of the net from 20 yards.Brazil were in cruise control but received a warning when Yoshida curled a free-kick, awarded for Casemiro’s foul on Genki Haraguchi, from just outside the left side of the box against the join of the post and crossbar.The Selecao took heed and extended their lead nine minute before half-time, Jesus turning Danilo’s low cross home at the back post at the end of the rapid counter-attack.Haraguchi was booked for simulation by Bastien early in the second half, while Neymar was shown a yellow card after the use of video technology for catching Hiroki Sakai with his arm.Tite sent Cassio on for the second half but he was unable to maintain the clean sheet as Makino climbed above Jemerson to head Yosuke Ideguchi’s corner into the net in the 63rd minute.The likes of Taison, Diego Souza and Douglas Costa were awarded opportunities by the Brazil boss, but the substitutions interrupted the flow of the match.Japan thought they had set up a tense finale when Kenyu Sugimoto headed Takashi Inui’s free-kick past Cassio with two minutes remaining but the goal was ruled out for offside, and they were fortunate not to lose 4-1 as Alex Sandro nodded Danilo’s delivery wide at the back post in stoppage time. read more
10 days agoJuventus chief Paratici insists they’re counting on Rabiot
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Juventus chief Paratici insists they’re counting on Rabiotby Carlos Volcano10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus chief Fabio Paratici insists they’re counting on Adrien Rabiot.The summer arrival from PSG is already being linked with a January move away.Paratici said: “For us he’s very important, we’re happy about him like he is about us. I have no doubts that he will stay, both at the end of this season and next.“Even Nedved, when he arrived in Turin, had problems adapting to the team for months and he always reminds me.“I’m confident Matthijs will give us great satisfaction. Rabiot needs time, it’s not easy get back playing after a long time out.”
Government Supporting Nova Scotia Music Industry
Government is helping to expand opportunities for Nova Scotia’s vibrant music industry through an investment in the East Coast Music Awards (ECMA) Festival and Conference. Labour and Advanced Education Minister Labi Kousoulis, on behalf of Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Leo Glavine, announced today, Jan. 29, $300,000 to support the hosting of this year’s 30th anniversary show in Halifax May 2-6. “Hosting events of this magnitude helps to bring significant social and economic benefits to all Nova Scotians, including our vibrant music industry,” said Mr. Kousoulis. “This event also provides an opportunity to bring more international industry professionals to our province to experience what we can offer the world through our talented artists and venues. It is only fitting that the ECMA celebrates 30 years where it all began in 1988.” The festival and conference features more than 50 showcases, 25 conference sessions, mentorship programs and the presentation of more than 40 music and industry awards. “The ECMA is very appreciative of the support from the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage, and this contribution goes a long way towards ensuring our 30th Anniversary event is one of the best in our organization’s history,” says East Coast Music Association executive director, Andy McLean. “Our aim is to increase the amount of renowned international delegates we bring in, which, in turn, results in more business opportunities for our incredible East Coast artists.” As part of Nova Scotia’s Culture Action Plan, government is actively supporting the music industry and other creative industries to expand their economic and cultural reach. More information about the East Coast Music Awards is available at www.ecma.com.
Kirti Kulhari to play cop in The Girl on the Train
Mumbai: Actor Kirti Kulhari will be playing the role of a British cop in the Hindi remake of Hollywood blockbuster The Girl on the Train. The film, starring Parineeti Chopra in the lead, is an official remake of the 2016 thriller featuring Emily Blunt. Parineeti will play an alcoholic divorcee, who becomes involved in a missing person’s investigation. Kirti will essay the part of Aaliyah Kaur in the film. The actor said she is excited to reunite with director Ribhu Das Gupta for the film, after working with him on Netflix original series ‘Bard of Blood’. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka”I have had a great time shooting with Ribhu for ‘Bard of Blood’ and I totally love his perspective and vision. What excited me the most was definitely the character, I have never played a role like this. “It’s challenging, it’s full of layers. Really looking forward to shooting this one,” Kirti said in a statement. Set in the UK, the film will also feature Aditi Rao Hydari and Avinash Tiwari. Kirti will next be seen in Mission Mangal, slated to be released on Independence Day.
Pamela Anderson Wants To Talk To Canadian Prime Minister About Sealing Subsidies
This week, PETA Honorary Director Pamela Anderson wrote to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asking to meet with him and discuss ending federal subsidies of the commercial seal slaughter, as Norway recently did.“Congratulations on your new role as prime minister,” wrote the star. “I admire your progressive views on LGBT rights and your compassionate stance on the Syrian refugee crisis. I also commend you for naming a gender-balanced Cabinet, as you said, “Because it’s 2015.” There’s another issue that has sullied Canada at home and abroad for years, which I hope you’ll address: wasteful government bailouts of the nearly extinct East Coast commercial seal trade. As a concerned Canadian and as an honorary director of PETA, which has more than 280,000 members and supporters in Canada, I’d like to meet with you in person to discuss this issue.“All major markets have rejected seal products: The U.S., the European Union, and Russia have all banned seal-fur imports because of animal-welfare concerns. Former Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Gail Shea admitted that China has said no to seal meat despite years of marketing efforts to create a demand there. World leaders, including U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin, have expressed opposition to the industry, and even local sentiment is changing, as this editorial shows. Still, the government pours millions of tax dollars into propping up this dying industry, which has long cost Canada more money to support than it brings in.“I urge you to usher in a new era of fiscal responsibility and kindness by ending federal subsidies of the commercial seal slaughter, as Norway recently did. This tiny off-season trade makes up less than 1 percent of Newfoundland’s economy. Might you be available to discuss cutting or phasing out subsidies to this controversial, faded off-season trade? The money could be much more wisely spent promoting other Canadian businesses with a brighter future that would make the world see us as the sophisticated, enlightened modern country that we want to be. I hope to hear that you will be available in the coming weeks to discuss this important issue in a more official setting.”
Light rains expected in city
New Delhi: Delhiities woke up to a pleasant Thursday morning, with drizzle witnessed in some parts of the national capital. The Safdarjung observatory, recording for which is considered official for the city, recorded 2.2 mm rainfall.According to a Met department official, the minimum temperature was recorded at 23.4 degrees Celsius and humidity was recorded at 88 per cent at 8.30 am.The maximum temperature is expected to settle at 35 degrees Celsius. The weatherman has predicted generally cloudy sky. Thunderstorm with very light rain accompanied with lightning and gusty winds. On Wednesday, the minimum temperature was recorded at 24.3 degrees Celsius while the maximum temperature was recorded at 35.7 degrees Celsius.
Security Council urges reliable support for African peacekeepers in Somalia
“The members of the Security Council reiterated their full support to AMISOM [the AU mission) and expressed their continued appreciation for the commitment of troops by the troop contributing countries,” the Council said in a press statement after hearing briefings from B. Lynn Pascoe, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, and Ramtane Lamamra, the AU Commissioner for Peace and Security. The Council reaffirmed its full support for the Djibouti Agreement as the basis for the resolution of the conflict in Somalia, the Kampala Accord and the Roadmap to end the transition in Somalia by August this year. Member of the Council commended the unity of purpose demonstrated at the recent Constitutional Conference held in the Somali town of Garowe, and encouraged inclusive and representative dialogue with the Somali people on the draft constitution. They urged the Transitional Federal Institutions (TFIs) to remain united, demonstrate strong political will, and focus on the timely implementation of the roadmap. Future international support to the TFI would be contingent on the completion of their tasks, they stressed. The Council also expressed its readiness to support action against spoilers who seek to undermine the peace process in Somalia. It stressed its grave concern over the continuing dire humanitarian situation, and the thanked humanitarian community for their tireless efforts to alleviate the suffering, as well as aid donors for their generous contributions. In his briefing, Mr. Pascoe urged the international community to provide the TFG with the means it needs to become more cohesive and inclusive, while strengthening its ability to deal with the security challenges, carry out reconstruction and collect revenue. “Irrespective of the structure of the State to be defined by the constitution, it is vital that Somalis have a national security sector,” he said. He voiced concern over the impact of the current parliamentary crisis over the post of the Speaker, and appealed to the international community to support the interim Government to resolve dispute through dialogue. “On the security front, Al-Shabaab continues to be a threat despite its withdrawal from Mogadishu in August. It has stepped up its suicide attacks in the capital. A concerted military offensive of the African Union Mission in Somalia and regional powers may present a chance of defeating them,” he said. He outlined a strategy focusing on five areas to ensure Somalia’s political, economic, and social development, and identified the main challenges facing the country. The first is to ensure that the final draft of the constitution is completed by 20 April and adopted by a National Constituent Assembly the following month. That will be followed by the election of a new parliament to be sworn in by mid-June, Mr. Pascoe said. The timetable is ambitious timetable, but he reiterated that there was consensus, both inside and outside of Somalia, that there will be no extension of the current transition period, which is due to expire in August. Mr. Pascoe also stressed the importance of expanding the control of the Government throughout the country, especially in areas that have been recently recovered from Al-Shabaab. Improving governance and promoting transparency in the use of financial resources in the country, as well as increasing the capacity of the TGF security forces are also key priorities. Revitalizing Somalia’s economic activity and making sure that basic services are delivered to the population is also crucial, Mr. Pascoe pointed out, adding that reconstruction has already started in various areas of the country and new businesses are beginning to emerge. Mr. Lamamra told the Council that despite the obstacles, there has been significant progress in Somalia, which should encourage the international community to continue providing support. “In spite of severe challenges of a devastating humanitarian crisis, the gains made on the ground have created an unprecedented window of opportunity to further peace and reconciliation, and help the Somali people open a new chapter in their troubled history,” he said. 11 January 2012The Security Council today called for predictable, reliable and timely resources to support the African Union (AU) peacekeeping mission in Somalia to strengthen its capability to help the country’s transitional government implement its commitments to restore peace and stability.
Annan welcomes improvements in tackling scourge of landmines
In a report to the General Assembly measuring the progress achieved on the issue since 2001, Mr. Annan says the work of United Nations agencies has helped many mine-affected countries to respond more effectively and quickly to the problem.In Afghanistan, for example, the UN Mine Action Service managed the centre that runs the country’s anti-mine programme. Last year about 78 square kilometres of land were cleared, more than 22 square kilometres returned to local communities for their use and another 160 square kilometres were surveyed.Mr. Annan says countries are now more willing to work collaboratively against landmines, consulting and sharing information not just with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and civil society groups but other nations as well.States are also more pro-active about educating their citizens about the dangers posed by landmines, which kill or injure between 15,000 and 20,000 people every year. In April and May this year the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) ran a project in eastern Chad that taught some 100,000 people about the risks.For its part, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) helped many governments, including those of Iraq, Mozambique and Yemen, construct their national strategies, including details about mine clearance and survivor assistance.Mr. Annan adds that donors increasingly recognize the value of supporting mine action work from development and reconstruction budgets, instead of only through humanitarian and emergency budgets.
Mountain music festival planned at Carter Caves
Source: Kentucky Tourism Department OLIVE HILL, Ky. (AP) – A mountain music festival is planned at Carter Caves State Resort Park next month.A statement from the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet says that the Fraley Mountain Music Gatherin ‘ will be held Sept. 4-7 and feature traditional music from the hills of eastern Kentucky.- Advertisement – The festival is named for J.P. Fraley, who was known for collecting fiddle titles at festivals in Appalachia.Regional musicians will jam in parking lots and around campfires while concerts will be held in the park’s amphitheater on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.The statement says guest will hear a variety of folk, old-time, western, early country, and other musical genres.Related Article: Paddling trips offered in April, May by Carter Caves State Resort Park(Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)8/16/2019 4:43:12 AM (GMT -4:00)
Southern edges NAIA Wiley College 7465
BATON ROUGE, La. — Sidney Umude had 18 points, Jayden Saddler scored five points in the final three minutes and Southern edged NAIA Wiley College 74-65 on Tuesday night.Ferontay Banks gave Wiley a 62-61 lead with 5:32 remaining after making a 3-pointer, but Eddie Reese hit a 3 at the other end to restore Southern’s lead. Wiley was within 66-65 but Southern scored seven straight points, with five from Saddler, to seal it.Reese had 16 points, five rebounds and five assists for Southern (1-6). Saddler finished with 11 points. Aaron Ray added six points, six rebounds, six assists and three steals.Joshua Hamilton was 10 of 25 from the field and scored 25 points for Wiley. Hamilton and Ferontay Banks each made four 3-pointers, with Banks adding 14 points, seven rebounds, six assists and three steals. Lord Akah had 10 points and 10 rebounds.The Associated Press
Irish Daily Mail to pay damages over McAreavey photo
THE IRISH DAILY Mail has agreed to pay damages and legal costs over the publication of photographs, including one of John McAreavey, during the trial of two men accused of murdering his wife Michaela.Paul Tweed of Johnsons Solicitors said that the Irish Daily Mail’s publication of a photograph of his client John McAreavey, which was interspersed within a series of CCTV stills of a German couple arguing, “could not have been published at a more difficult and sensitive time while criminal proceedings had been ongoing in Mauritius”.Although John is satisfied with this categoric and comprehensive apology before the Court this morning, together with the payment of appropriate damages and his legal costs, the article should not have been published in the first place.He said that John “remains very grateful for the support he has received from the media”, and:he hopes that this will continue with a view to ensuring that absolutely no stone is left unturned in bringing those responsible for Michaela’s murder to justice.Michaela McAreavey was murdered while on honeymoon with her husband John in January 2011. Two former employees of the former Legends (now Lux) Hotel, where she was found dead, were found not guilty of her murder following a trial last summer.Read: PSNI in Mauritius to assist in Michaela McAreavey investigation>Read: Michaela’s family to pursue legal action against Mauritius hotel>
Captain Toad Treasure Tracker Proves The Potential of Nintendo Switch
Stay on target For the longest time I actually didn’t know what else new I would have to say about Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, the latest Nintendo Switch port of a Wii U game this time based on the 2014 Super Mario 3D World spin-off. While I beat the game back in the day, it is, by design, a bit slight. A sorbet of a game bumping up the tiny Mario sidekick to a starring role. And reviewing this as if it was a whole new game didn’t seem that exciting or useful.However, after replaying a good chunk of Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker on Nintendo Switch, I started to realize the variety of ways being on a new machine helps this old game serve as an example of what I love about Nintendo console/handheld hybrid and its potential. Those were totally original thoughts, and therefore thoughts worth sharing with the rest of you.First off, it’s still great whenever a Wii U gets a second chance at life. Although these games couldn’t save the machine from financial failure, Captain Toad and fellow Wii U refugees like Bayonetta 2, Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze, and Mario Kart 8 were all gems that deserve the bigger audience and sales potential that comes from being on Nintendo Switch. The handful of Super Mario Odyssey levels aren’t quite enough new content to justify double-dipping, but they are a cool addition.At $40 Captain Toad also serves as an encouraging example of Nintendo exploring different budget pricing tiers for different scales of Switch games. As both handheld and console, the Switch has the unique opportunity to showcase a wide spectrum of games of all sizes that previously would have only made sense on one type of device. The library of games could be more varied and just bigger with all of Nintendo development resources funneled towards it. The recent Sushi Striker also fills this “B-tier/elevated handheld game” niche. Both are available on 3DS as well, but crucially they aren’t exclusive to the old platform.Captain Toad’s humble ambitions do a great job showing the versatility of the Switch hardware itself. I played some of it on the TV with my girlfriend using one Joy-Con to guide the Captain while using motion aiming with another Joy-Con to launch Super Mario Bros. 2 turnip projectiles.But it’s really perfect as a sort of high-end mobile game and therefore shines on the Switch tablet. The touch screen just makes sense for navigating the Monument Valley-esque puzzle box rooms. And the huge number of brief bite-sized levels easily fill up any amount of down time you may have. But because it’s on Switch, the visual style is charming and beautiful in a way beyond your average free-to-play time/money sink.And while this isn’t unique to the Nintendo Switch version, seeing as this is largely a Wii U, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is just a cool little game you always love to see Nintendo make more of. It’s almost a new franchise in the vein of Splatoon or Arms. Navigating these dense spaces without the ability to jump is a very creative almost deconstructionist gimmick given how important jumping is to Nintendo’s core characters. It’s an anti-platformer. Meanwhile Captain Toad himself, with his bold adventure outfit and jaunty theme song, totally deserves a playable character spot in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, certainly more than Waluigi.Is Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker the next massive Nintendo Switch release like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild or Super Mario Odyssey? No. Heck, thanks to Octopath Traveler it’s arguably not even the biggest Switch game releasing on July 13. But the fact a game like this can show up and (hopefully) thrive on Switch I think is proof of the healthy promising gaming ecosystem Nintendo’s latest hit machine has fostered.Buy it now!Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.Nintendo SwitchProtect Your Nintendo Switch With These Awesome CasesLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. ‘Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Was Final Mission From Late Nintendo President
No Police investigation PNP PDM Signs targeted by Vandals
Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, November 25, 2016 – Signs being slashed, splattered with dirt, toppled and even taken and the political candidates cannot be happy about it. An expensive investment to ask for voters’ support are these street signs, and vandals are getting worse with more and more reports coming in from the PDM and PNP parties only so far.When Magnetic Media checked in with Police, they were uncertain of any official reports so likely there is no investigation in these matters. Vandalism is a crime.