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Blazing Teodoro carries JRU past San Sebastian

first_imgSEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Teodoro went 4-of-13 from three to lead JRU with 19 points and three rebounds, while Abdulwahab Abdulrazak tallied a season-best 13 markers and seven boards.Ervin Grospe also added 13 points, six rebounds, and two assists, while Jed Mendoza had nine markers, seven boards, and two steals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Heavy Bombers are now on a three-game winning streak at 5-3, and can close out the first round with another victory against Mapua on Tuesday.JRU lost hold of a 10-point lead, 52-42, entering the fourth period as San Sebastian tied the game at 58 with a bucket from Allyn Bulanadi with 5:01 to play. Coach clamps down on volleyball team’s celebrity status Read Next View comments UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s weddingcenter_img Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:10Hong Kong’s leader rejects ‘police state’ label02:42NCAA Season 93 Preview: JRU Heavy Bombers01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ But it was all downhill from there for the Golden Stags as Teodoro went off for the Heavy Bombers, followed by an undergoal stab from Grospe, a corner triple from Mendoza, and a thunderous slam from Abdulrazak with 21.0 ticks remaining.San Sebastian sorely missed the presence of leading scorer Michael Calisaan, who is serving his one-game suspension following his ejection from the team’s last game against EAC on Friday.Jayson David stepped up for the Golden Stags with 18 points on a 5-of-8 sniping from three, on top of six rebounds, while Bulanadi had 14 markers and seven boards,San Sebastian, though, wrapped up its first round with a 4-5 slate.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netTey Teodoro caught fire as Jose Rizal University silenced the home crowd in San Sebastian with a 73-62 victory Thursday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at San Sebastian Gym in Recto.The veteran gunslinger drilled back-to-back deep treys in the final five minutes to restore order for the Heavy Bombers, 64-58, with 3:34 remaining as they held off a gutsy rally from the host school.ADVERTISEMENT JRU 73 – Teodoro 19, Abdul Razak 13, Grospe 10, Mendoza 9, Bordon 7, Poutouochi 5, Lasquety 4, Sawat 4, Dela Virgen 2, Mate 0, David 0, Mariano 0, Castor 0.SAN SEBASTIAN 62 – David 18, Bulanadi 14, Navarro 13, Gayosa 6, Ilagan 3, Baytan 3, Baetiong 2, Capobres 2, Are 1, Calma 0, Mercado 0, Costelo 0, Valdez 0, Quipse 0.Quarters: 12-17, 30-25, 52-42, 73-62.last_img read more

NASA’s Curiosity rover lands on Mars, to trace the possibility of life

first_imgA string of tweets on behalf of US space agency Nasa’s rover Curiosity tracks the tense moments before the spacecraft landed on Mars. “I’m safely on the surface of Mars. GALE CRATER I AM IN YOU!!!,” said an ecstatic tweet after the rover landed safely on Mars.Moments earlier, another tweet said: “Backshell separation. It’s just you & me now, descent stage. Engage all retrorockets!”The critical tweets began with the one saying: “Guided entry is begun. Here I go!”.Less than a minute later, another said: “Parachute deployed! Velocity 900 mph. Altitude 7 miles. 4 minutes to Mars!”.And then it said: “Heatshield separation. Next up: Radar must lock on ground.”Soon after landing on Mars, the rover beamed its first photograph which showed a shadow of the rover on the red planet.”It once was one small step… now it’s six big wheels. Here’s a look at one of them on the soil of Mars,” added a tweet that referred to astronaut Neil Armstrong’s famous words “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” after he set foot on moon. The most high-tech rover NASA has ever designed landed on Mars on Sunday.The rover was slowly lowered into a massive crater by cables.With Curiosity on autopilot, engineers became spectators, anxiously waiting to see if Curiosity executes the routine as planned.Like football’s Super Bowl, there were celebrities on hand. More than a dozen were invited to watch the landing at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, including will.i.am, Wil Wheaton, Seth Green, Morgan Freeman and Alex Trebek.advertisementCuriosity’s trajectory was so accurate that engineers decided to wave off a last chance to tweak its position before atmosphere entry.Not ones to tempt fate, flight controllers planned to break out the “good luck” peanuts before Curiosity took the plunge as part of a long-running tradition.”It’s definitely the quiet before the storm,” said NASA sciences chief John Grunsfeld. “There’s tremendous anticipation.”One scientist who can relate to the mission is Cornell University planetary scientist Steve Squyres, who headed NASA’s last successful rover mission in 2004.This time around, Squyres has a supporting role and planned to view the landing with other researchers in the “science bullpen.””Landing on Mars is always a nerve-racking thing. You’re never going to get relaxed about something like landing a spacecraft on Mars,” said Squyres.Sunday’s touchdown was especially intense because NASA is testing a brand new landing technique. Due to the communication delay between Mars and Earth, Curiosity will be on autopilot. There’s also extra pressure because budget woes have forced NASA to rejigger its Mars exploration roadmap.”There’s nothing in the pipeline” beyond the planned launch of a Mars orbiter in 2013, said former NASA Mars czar Scott Hubbard, who teaches at Stanford University.Curiosity was launched to study whether the Martian environment ever had conditions suitable for microbial life.The voyage to Mars took over eight months and spanned 352 million miles. The trickiest part of the journey? The landing. Because Curiosity weighs nearly a ton, engineers drummed up a new and more controlled way to set the rover down.The last Mars rovers, twins Spirit and Opportunity, were cocooned in air bags and bounced to a stop in 2004.The plans for Curiosity called for a series of braking tricks, similar to those used by the space shuttle, and a supersonic parachute to slow it down. Next: Ditch the heat shield used for the fiery descent.And in a new twist, engineers came up with a way to lower the rover by cable from a hovering rocket-powered backpack. At touchdown, the cords cut and the rocket stage crashes a distance away.The nuclear-powered Curiosity, the size of a small car, is packed with scientific tools, cameras and a weather station. It sports a robotic arm with a power drill, a laser that can zap distant rocks, a chemistry lab to sniff for the chemical building blocks of life and a detector to measure dangerous radiation on the surface.It also tracked radiation levels during the journey to help NASA better understand the risks astronauts could face on a future manned trip.After several weeks of health checkups, the six-wheeled rover could take its first short drive and flex its robotic arm.The landing site near Mars’ equator was picked because there are signs of water everywhere, meeting one of the requirements for life as we know it. Inside Gale Crater is a 3-mile-high mountain, and images from space show the base appears rich in minerals that formed in the presence of water.advertisementPrevious trips to Mars have uncovered ice near the Martian north pole and evidence that water once flowed when the planet was wetter and toastier unlike today’s harsh, frigid desert environment.Curiosity’s goal: To scour for basic ingredients essential for life, including carbon, nitrogen, phosphorous, sulfur and oxygen. It’s not equipped to search for living or fossil microorganisms. To get a definitive answer, a future mission needs to fly Martian rocks and soil back to Earth to be examined by powerful laboratories.The mission comes as NASA retools its Mars exploration strategy. Faced with tough economic times, the space agency pulled out of partnership with the European Space Agency to land a rock-collecting rover in 2018. The Europeans have since teamed with the Russians as NASA decides on a new roadmap.Despite Mars’ reputation as a spacecraft graveyard, humans continue their love affair with the planet, lobbing spacecraft in search of clues about its early history. Out of more than three dozen attempts flybys, orbiters and landings by the U.S., Soviet Union, Europe and Japan since the 1960s, more than half have ended disastrously.One NASA rover that defied expectations is Opportunity, which is still busy wheeling around the rim of a crater in the Martian southern hemisphere eight years later.- With IANS inputslast_img read more

India will win 2019 ICC World Cup: India chief selector MSK Prasad

first_imgIndian Cricket Selection Committee chairman MSK Prasad on Sunday hoped that his team will definitely win the World Cup which is scheduled to be held in England.Prasad while showing his confidence in the India team also said that the squad for the 2019 World Cup will be announced on or before April 20.”I had a good ‘darshan’ of the God along with my family. So far as Indian cricket team is concerned, we will be announcing our team for the World Cup on or before April 20,” he said.”I am confident that we are going to announce a good team. We have worked on this for almost one and a half years. We have observed all the players, tested good combinations,” he said.”We are confident that the team we will announce, will definitely win the World Cup to be held in England in 2019,” Prasad told reporters during his visit to the temple of Lord Sri Kalahasteeswara at Srikalahasti town.Prasad even appealed the people to use their right to vote as the Lok Sabha elections are approaching. Prasad said: “India is going for elections from April 11. AP is going for Assembly and Lok Sabha elections in the first phase itself.””Vote is the right that the Constitution has given to us. The electing proper candidate is our moral right. I suggest all of you utilise your boring right and let the country and the state go ahead in the path of development.”The 2019 World Cup will commence on May 30 when the host will compete with South Africa.advertisementAlso Read | Sri Lanka Test captain Dimuth Karunaratne arrested for drunk drivingAlso Read | Australia bowlers deny report of David Warner rift after ball-tampering scandallast_img read more

Vijay Deverakonda and Malavika Mohanan’s film Hero launched in style. See pics

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Rhea Chakraborty flaunts her enviable figure in sheer shirt dress over sports bra and shorts

first_imgOther Galleries 9 images Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Kriti Sanon pairs smart denim jacket with neon green dress for Housefull 4 promotions. See pics 10 images Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Sara Ali Khan is elegance personified in white dress at airport. See pics 10 images Tue, 22 Oct, 2019 Priyanka Chopra in satin red mini wrap-dress enjoys date night with Nick Jonas in NYC 10 images Tue, 22 Oct, 2019 Disha Patani in spaghetti strap top and mini shorts shows how to add oomph to casual lookOther Photogallery CategoriesIndiaMoviesLifestyleTelevisionAdd new comment Your name * E-mail * The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Comment *More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically.647×363: 483×271: 370×208: 170×96: 88×50: Section: PhotoLifestyleLifestyleGallery Image: Image: Caption: Rhea Chakraborty was spotted in Juhu, Mumbai last night.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: For the outing, Rhea opted for an all-black look.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 1Image: Caption: She nailed the sexy athleisure look in her comfy outfit.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 2Image: Caption: For the outing, she wore a black sports bra.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 3Image: Caption: She paired it with black mini shorts.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 4Image: Caption: Flaunting her curvy figure, she donned an Adidas sheer t-shirt dress over the shorts and bra.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 5Image: Caption: She paired the outfit with nude slip-ons and a shoulder bag.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 6Image: Caption: The Jalebi actor accessorised the look with hoop earringsSyndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 7Image: Caption: She tied her hair in a messy ponytail with the ensemble and styled her bangs in a side-parting.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 8Image: Caption: For her glam, Rhea went with pink lips and subtle make-up.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 9Tags: Rhea ChakrabortySource type: photogallerySocial media integration: Facebook Instant ArticlePhoto By: Yogen ShahShort description: Rhea Chakraborty was spotted in Juhu, Mumbai last night. For the outing, she wore a sheer mini t-shirt dress over black sports bra and mini shorts.Syndicate: YesPreview_unique_id: preview_5d8b0664575c61569392228_1602928_editCommentContent Publish date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 – 11:15Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjEyMDY1NjciLCIxMjA4NTIxIl0sImNhdGVnb3J5IjpbIjEyMDg1ODkiXSwic3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX3N1Yl9jYXRlZ29yeSI6bnVsbCwicHJpbWFyeV9jYXRlZ29yeSI6IjEyMDY1NjcifQ==770×433: Short Headline: Rhea flaunts her enviable figure in sheer shirt dressApp headline: Rhea flaunts her enviable figure in sheer shirt dress1200x675:last_img read more

Silver Bronze for NS on Day 14

first_imgShyanne Dolliver of Dartmouth won a silver medal for Nova Scotia at the 2007 Canada Games. The Special Olympics figure skater came from fifth place in the elements portion of her program, in front of a large Whitehorse crowd, to claim the medal. “I’m so happy. I can’t believe it,” said Dolliver. “I wish my mom were here!” In boxing action, Michael Gerrow of Sydney Mines secured his team’s third boxing medal, another bronze, with a loss to Daniel Désorcy of Quebec in the 69 kg category. Cameron Howatt of Windsor will fight for gold tonight, in advance of the medal presentations, and is assured of at least another silver medal for Nova Scotia. In other action, Karey-Beth Delory of Larrys River finished seventh overall in the novice singles event, while fencer Eric Dilcher lost in the men’s foil quarterfinal. The curling team beat New Brunswick 7-6 before losing 6-4 to Alberta in a tie-breaker. They will play for fifth place this evening. The women’s hockey team lost 6-1 to Manitoba and will play a placement game today. Alpine Ski wrapped up competition yesterday with a 14th-place finish from James Boudreau of Halifax, a 16th-place finish from Brendan Wilton, and an 18th-place finish from Colin MacPherson. Today is the final day for competition at the Games. For more results, visit the team’s website at ns.canadagames.ca . Team Nova Scotia 2007 has 290 members — 213 athletes, 36 coaches, 23 managers, three artists and 15 mission staff. The Canada Games is the country’s largest amateur multi-sport event. More than 3,600 athletes, coaches and managers are gathering in Whitehorse to compete for 1,122 medals in 22 sports from Feb. 23 to March 10.last_img read more

Associate dean named for Math and Science

Joffre Mercier has been named an associate dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Science.Interim Dean Rick Cheel announced on April 8 that Mercier is the new Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and Research. Mercier served as interim dean from October 2007 to December 2008. He has also served as chair of his department and as director for the Centre for Neuroscience. His term as an associate dean started April 1.Mercier is a Biological Sciences professor who has been at Brock since 1989. His career has included dozens of peer-reviewed scientific journal articles, conference proceedings and invited seminar presentations. He also served as president of the Southern Ontario Neuroscience Association in 2003/04.Quick links:• Faculty of Mathematics and Science• Joffre Mercier faculty pageGet The Brock News delivered to your email read more

Yatim Memorial

(Update)Mourners from overseas, the U.S., and at least two provinces gathered at a memorial for Sammy Yatim. He’s the teenager shot dead by Toronto police Saturday morning.As Cindy Csordas reports, many who knew Yatim say they’re shocked by what happened. And say the 18-year old had a promising future ahead of him.

UN sets up observer mission to monitor Fiji elections

The announcement comes on the heels of yesterday’s decision by the UN General Assembly to establish an electoral observer mission in Fiji. The vote is scheduled to take place 25 August to 1 September.According to a UN spokesman, the Mission will comprise about 40 international staff taken from Member States and the UN Secretariat. Along with monitors from the Commonwealth and the European Union, the observers will supervise the polling process across the country. They will also monitor the vote counting from 3 to 8 September and will observe the local population’s acceptance of the outcome for five days after the announcement of the results.This will be the first time since the 1994 elections in South Africa that the United Nations will be involved in this type of mission. read more

Transition in DR of Congo going better than expected UN envoy

“I’m encouraged overall by what I found when I arrived in [the capital] Kinshasa,” MONUC chief William Lacy Swing said at a press briefing at UN Headquarters in New York.”When I left two years before, the wars were still raging, the foreign armies were still on the territory there,” he added. “Today all those who were fighting are now in the same government. All the institutions foreseen under the constitutional transition have stood up. There is a government that is functioning and meeting regularly.”Mr. Swing also reported progress on the nation’s international debt. “International support for the transition is probably as strong or stronger has been since independence,” he said. “The international finance institutions have agreed to write off the greater percentage of a $14 billion debt so that they are able to use their money for developmental purposes [and] reconstruction.”Overall, whereas there has been some slippage in the timetable…I think it has gone at least as well and probably better than could be reasonably have been expected, understanding that a year ago the country was at war,” he said.Earlier, Mr. Swing had presented a budget request of $670 million, an increase of some 11 per cent over last year’s budget, due the mission’s expanded role in supporting demilitarization, returning former combatants to civilian life and helping with elections. He said he would also soon have an increase in troop strength, from 8,700 to 10,800, to make up for the French-led European troops which were withdrawn last month. read more

Bandit arrested hours after robbing Mahaicony couple

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedKilling of suspected Bandit: Weapons recovered, one arrested; police on the hunt for accompliceOctober 18, 2013In “Crime”Motorcycle bandit in custody after robbing interior constable- PoliceJanuary 11, 2018In “Crime”Alleged bandit caught in the act of replacing licence plates after fleeing robberyJuly 10, 2018In “Crime” Swift action by ranks of the Guyana Police Force’s East Coast Demerara Division on Sunday evening resulted in the apprehension of a bandit, with his firearm and most of the items he had stolen, which were still in his possession.Based on information received, at around 23:00hrs on Sunday, a couple residing at Burma, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara were relaxing under a benab at a popular fun park at Mahaicony, when a lone armed bandit pounced upon and relieved them of their cellular phones, cash and other valuables. The bandit reportedly fled the scene.The victims quickly made their way to the Mahaicony Police Station where the matter was reported. It was shortly after that ranks, acting on information received, caught up with the suspect at Recess Public Road, Mahaicony. He was later positively identified by his victims.Police retrieved the stolen items, minus the cash along with an unlicensed 9MM Glock Pistol and nine (9) live matching rounds.The thirty-year old unemployed Calcutta, Mahaicony suspect, is being processed for court.A ballistic test is being conducted on the firearm to determine if it was used in the commission of any previous crime.  read more

His take on her emails helped derail Hillarys campaign now Comey is

first_img Image: CQ-Roll Call SIPA USA/PA Images Mar 25th 2017, 11:03 AM Short URL Saturday 25 Mar 2017, 11:03 AM 36 Comments Image: CQ-Roll Call SIPA USA/PA Images http://jrnl.ie/3306415 Share7 Tweet Email1 His take on her emails helped derail Hillary’s campaign, now Comey is standing up to Trump The imposing 6’8″ Comey projected a cool demeanour answering questions this week. By AFP 18,458 Views EIGHT MONTHS AGO, James Comey hampered Hillary Clinton’s White House bid with a damning assessment of her email practices.On Monday, the powerful FBI chief lobbed another bombshell into the world of US politics – this time directed at the sitting president, Donald Trump.In a high-stakes congressional hearing followed live by millions in America and around the world, Comey flatly rejected Trump’s explosive claim that he was wiretapped by his predecessor Barack Obama.Comey delivered his assessment without a blink, telling lawmakers neither the Federal Bureau of Investigation nor the Justice Department had evidence to support such allegations.Intensely concentrated, with furrowed brow, the towering Comey – he stands 6’8″ tall – took the heat during a marathon first public hearing on the issue of Russian meddling in last year’s election, and Trump’s unsubstantiated allegations of wiretapping.The 56-year-old projected the cool demeanor of a veteran public official throughout the marathon hearing, during which he confirmed for the first time that his agency is investigating Russia’s alleged election interference and notably Moscow’s possible collusion with Trump’s campaign.But the FBI chief, who has been in his post since September 2013, is also a highly-skilled political operator, who knows his words carry weight.The Democrat Clinton learned that the hard way, when Comey called a surprise press conference last July to deliver a dressing-down over her use of a private email server that reverberated all the way to the November polls.Comey angered Republicans by deciding not to press charges against the former secretary of state.But Clinton, to this day, believes that Comey’s public berating of her, followed by a last-minute intervention resurrecting the controversy in October, cost her the election.When Trump decided to keep the Obama appointee in his job, it raised eyebrows from critics who saw it as a tacit reward for the part he played in damaging Clinton’s chances.But the FBI chief increasingly looks to be a thorn in the president’s side.Straight shooterComey has now set his sights on the issue of Russian election meddling, which has stalked Trump’s young presidency.And if there is one character trait the FBI chief is known for, it is tenacity.Comey locked horns relentlessly with Silicon Valley as he sought to convince Apple to unlock a smartphone used by the perpetrator of a terror attack in California. The FBI’s own experts ended up breaking into the device.Under Obama, Comey repeatedly stole the spotlight from his boss, former attorney general Loretta Lynch, who was reduced in the Clinton case to announcing she was following his advice not to press charges.The burning-hot Clinton investigation — which saw Comey assailed on all sides — did much to cement his reputation as a straight shooter, as well as thrust him into the public eye.But Comey has been circulating in political and legal circles at the highest level for three decades, giving him the confidence to challenge the country’s justice department, and even the White House.In the wake of the 2014 fatal police shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, Comey raised hackles by supporting cops who were wary of fulfilling their duties, for fear of their actions being caught on video.IndependentMany top US government careers begin in New York, and Comey is no exception — he hails from the Manhattan suburbs. He cut his teeth as a federal prosecutor in New York and the Washington area.In 2003, the father-of-five became deputy attorney general.The following year, he faced one of his toughest showdowns, confirming his reputation for being independent and unafraid.Comey had become acting attorney general due to the illness of his boss John Ashcroft.At Ashcroft’s bedside, the presidential counsel to George W. Bush, Alberto Gonzales, was trying to persuade him to reauthorise a controversial warrantless eavesdropping program.Comey — who was against extending the program — later revealed the incident to senators, unleashing a political firestorm.© – AFP, 2017Read: ‘Just getting on with it’: Laptop ban comes into force at Middle-East airportsRead: ‘We learned about loyalty’: Trump blames Democrats after humbling healthcare defeat Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Annual souvla in WA

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Cypriot Community of Western Australia’s Annual Souvla is a favourite among the local community and chance for attendees to come and enjoy some authentic and mouth-watering Cypriot souvla, fresh salads, dips and home made loukoumades. The 2012 event will be held on February 5 at its usual venue in Kingsway Sports Ground in Madeley (entry from Kingsway or Bellerive Bvd) and starts at 12:00 pm. Come early to set up your picnic table or blanket and enjoy succulent meats off the souvla! There will also be popular Greek music outside to create the proper Cypriot kefi. For more information contact the Cypriot Community of WA by email on admin@cypriotcommunitywa.comlast_img read more

Foley cleared for hip replacement surgery Post131 Smackdown videos

first_img Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions WhatsApp WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus confirmed for WWE Smackdown premiere on FOX Seth Rollins Facebook Videos Articles Cesaro Now Playing Up Next Foley cleared for hip replacement surgeryWWE Hall of Famer and RAW General Manager Mick Foley posted the following on Facebook on Wednesday, announcing that he has finally been cleared to eventually undergo hip replacement surgery.“I am cleared for hip surgery! It OK couple months, but I was able to get my health insurance back, and by getting my right hip replaced whenever I have a break in my schedule. The bad news is that a hip replacement will not allow me to fly for about six weeks, due to potential blood clotting issues – which can be fatal. Really nothing to play around with. The good news is that the GM position doesn’t offer much in the way of long-term job security – so that break might present itself as a natural course of events.It turns out that dropping elbows off of ring aprons was not particularly good for my skeletal structure. While I defied The expectations of some wrestlers who predicted I would be in a wheelchair by the time I was 40, I certainly was having trouble getting around by the time I hit 50. While losing 100 pounds, and practicing DDP Yoga have been game-changers that have allowed me the opportunity to take on this job with all the travel it involves, I’m still having a difficult time getting around. Did not realize how noticeable my limping was until I watched these past Holy Foley episodes. Can you remember what the Godfather told us about limping, right? It ain’t easy!Thank you for all your well-wishes. They are much appreciated. I have talked to several people who have had this operation, and they say it is like night and day. With one operation, long-term pain gives way to a much better quality of life. Hopefully that will be the case for me.I will be keeping all of my scheduled bookings, including my appearance FEBRUARY 17-19 at the #PENSACON in #PENSACOLA.”Post-1/31 Smackdown videosWWE posted the following videos from after last night’s 1/31 episode of Smackdown Live. Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Twitter Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Roman Reigns is in Remission Google+ Kurt Angle WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articles WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 Pinterestlast_img read more

Microsoft accelerates goals for reducing carbon footprint

first_img Tags Tech Industry 0 Post a comment Microsoft Microsoft is ramping up it efforts to reduce its carbon footprint. Stephen Brashear / Getty Images Microsoft says it’s ramping up efforts to reduce its carbon footprint in response to increasingly dramatic changes to the world’s environment.The software giant on Monday unveiled a corporate plan to increase its pace of meeting sustainability goals, including expediting the move of its data centers to 100% renewable energy. The company expects to hit its 60% goal by the end of the year and achieve 75% for 2023, surpassing its previous 70% goal.”The magnitude and speed of the world’s environmental changes have made it increasingly clear that we must do more, and today Microsoft is taking steps to do just that,” Microsoft President and chief counsel Brad Smith said in a statement. “We’re taking action to put our own house in order, while increasingly addressing sustainability challenges around the globe by engaging our strongest assets as a company — our employees and our technologies.” Central to Microsoft’s efforts to reach its goal is an increase in the company’s internal carbon fee to $15 per metric ton on all carbon emissions, nearly double the $8 to $10 its business units previously paid. The company put the internal carbon fee in place in 2012 to hold its business divisions financially responsible for reducing carbon emissions.Other components to its goals of reducing its carbon footprint include powering its Puget Sound, Washington, campus on renewable energy and accelerating research on its AI for Earth program to help people adapt and thrive in a changing environment.  Microsoft isn’t the only Silicon Valley company confronting climate change. Apple has pledge to use 100 percent recycled materials for its products, Google aims to use millions of solar panels to power data centers, and earlier this month, thousands of Amazon employees signed an open letter asking the e-commerce giant to take more aggressive actions on climate change.”Time is too short, resources too thin and the impact too large to wait for all the answers to act,” Smith wrote. “There’s an incredible opportunity to be realized by acting, supported by data and technology, on climate change.” Share your voicelast_img read more

Organizers Want Texas To Prioritize Low And ModerateIncome Families In Harvey Recovery

first_img Share JORGE SANHUEZA-LYON / KUT NEWSHouston in August 2017 days after Hurricane Harvey hit.Community organizers say Texas should prioritize helping low and moderate-income Hurricane Harvey victims as federal aid money is distributed.The Houston Rising Coalition recently sent a list of recommendations for making the recovery “as equitable as possible” to the Texas General Land Office. The GLO will distribute more than $5 billion from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, money that’s aimed at addressing housing needs and economic revitalization.Chrishelle Palay, with coalition member Texas Housers, said the federal money should go to low and moderate-income Houstonians first, in part because those families typically live in historically black and brown neighborhoods that have already been under-invested in.“There are a lot of folks that have been left just with no real recourse or nowhere to go,” she said. “We’re talking not just necessarily homeowners, but also many renters.”Palay said the land office should meet directly with these communities to address their needs. The GLO said it’s still reviewing a variety of public comments on its “Harvey Action Plan,” and that it will respond to all of them before the money starts flowing.last_img read more

Progress On PoliceFire Pay Parity Negotiation Pasadena Stands Out In Upcoming Joint

first_img Share Monday, April 22, 2019Top afternoon stories:Houston Public MediaHouston Mayor Sylvester Turner (left) and Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association President Patrick ‘Marty’ Lancton (right).Progress On Police-Fire Pay Parity NegotiationThe City of Houston and the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association will meet with a mediator Monday to start negotiating how to implement pay parity between the local police and fire departments.According to Mayor Sylvester Turner’s office, the meeting between city and union representatives with mediator David Matthiesen is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. Matthiesen has his own law firm in Houston and has worked as a mediator since 1996.Last week, District Judge Tanya Garrison had ordered the parties to use a mediator. In a ruling Monday, Garrison said that the city and the union will negotiate with Matthiesen as mediator until they reach an agreement or until Matthiesen determines they have reached an impasse.Proposition B, which voters approved last November, requires the city to compensate police officers and firefighters equally on a rank-by-rank basis.www.ci.pasadena.tx.usPasadena Stands Out In Upcoming Texas Joint ElectionEarly voting is now underway across Texas for the May 4 Joint Election. One of the most significant contests in the Houston area is in Pasadena.It’s been just two years since the City of Pasadena lost a lawsuit for deliberately discriminating against Latino voters. This year, virtually every incumbent on the Pasadena City Council faces a contest, and many of the challengers are Hispanic.“Usually, there’s a dearth of Latinos that are running for public office, both locally and statewide, so we are encouraged to see that in almost all of the races there is a Latino that is running,” said Andy Canales, co-chair of the Latino Texas PAC.Hispanic voters now make up a much larger proportion of Pasadena’s electorate than two years ago.Brian Kirkpatrick/Texas Public RadioThe Texas Department of Public Safety was one of the first responders at the site where the airplane crashed.Deadly Plane Crash In Central TexasAll six people aboard a small plane died Monday when it crashed while preparing to land in central Texas, authorities said.The twin-engine aircraft went down just before 9 a.m. as it was approaching an airport in Kerrville, about 70 miles northwest of San Antonio, according to a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman.The pilot and other five people aboard the plane were all killed. State law enforcement officials are securing the crash site for FAA and National Transportation Safety Board investigators, said Sgt. Orlando Moreno, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety.texasThe Beechcraft BE58 took off from an airport outside Houston earlier on Monday and crashed about 6 miles northwest of Kerrville Municipal Airport, the FAA spokesman said.Gail Delaughter/Houston Public Media The new bike lanes on Lyons Avenue were funded through Commission Rodney Ellis’ initiative.New Bike Lanes Taking Shape In Houston In April 2018, Commissioner Rodney Ellis announced he was committing $10 million in Precinct One funds for new on-street bike lanes that could be developed in Houston over a 12-month time frame.A year later, we sat down with Ellis at his office near NRG Park to follow up on what’s been accomplished.“It breaks my heart to hear stories about pedestrian and bicycling fatalities in Houston,” said Ellis, who’s a cyclist himself. “The number of pedestrians and cyclists killed every year in Harris County is simply unacceptable.”Ellis said he offered the money to help jump start projects that were consistent with the Houston Bike Plan and the city’s complete streets initiative. Because of that funding, he said Houston will have about 19 miles of new on-street lanes, including Hardy and Elysian Streets in Near Northside. There’s also new lanes on Lyons Street north of downtown. Other projects are in Midtown and the Third Ward.last_img read more

Agri dept looks to popularise SARP methodology among farmers

first_imgKolkata: The Agriculture department is taking all necessary steps to make farmers aware of the System of Assured Rice Production (SARP) methodology to ensure better income of paddy cultivators in the state.The SARP methodology in kharif season has been developed by the agriculture scientists of the laboratories under the state Agriculture department.Recently, a seminar was organised at Haripal in Hooghly, where concerned officials from eight districts were present. The districts include Hooghly, Burdwan, Birbhum and North 24-Parganas. The officials will take up the task of creating awareness among farmers in their respective districts. They will be disseminating information about SARP in kharif season among paddy cultivators to encourage farmers in using the methodology. Asish Banerjee, the state Agriculture minister and Pradip Mazumder, advisor to the Chief Minister on agriculture, were present in the seminar. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAccording to a senior scientist of the Agriculture department, the methodology ensures lesser production cost. At the same time, it also guarantees high yield, overcoming the adverse conditions that sometime come up for paddy cultivation.”It often happens that paddy cultivators get worried due to delay in rainfall. But with the use of the methodology, they will no longer have to worry as the chances of crops getting damaged due to the delay in rainfall will become less,” he said, adding that already, paddy cultivation by using the methodology has begun in around 3,000 bighas of agricultural land in many districts. It is expected that more farmers will take up the same in due course of time, as it ensures cultivation in both irrigable and non-irrigable land. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedMoreover, there will be no requirement of any high-end machinery for using the methodology. At the same time, less number of labourers will be required for the same.Banerjee said: “Bengal is the first among all states by cultivating the highest quantity of paddy. Still we are continuing our research work for further development in paddy cultivation in our state and the methodology will help farmers get a high yield despite less production cost.”It may be mentioned that the Mamata Banerjee government has taken several steps for the benefit of farmers in the past seven years and the income of farmers has gone up manifold.Now, with the steps taken to popularise the methodology, there will be further development in the agriculture sector of Bengal and the state government will help farmers use the same.last_img read more

Tea garden union president switches over to GJM Binay

first_imgDarjeeling: The president of the tea garden workers’ union affiliated to the Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) has switched over to Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (Binay Tamang) faction.The move is aimed at working in coordination with the state government to fulfill the aspirations of the tea garden workers, claimed the trade union leader. J B Tamang, president, Himalayan Plantation Labour Union (HPWU affiliated to the GNLF) crossed over to the GJM along with 150 families from the Pussimbing Tea Garden on Sunday. GJM flags were handed over to them at the Community Hall in Rangbull, Darjeeling by Anit Thapa, general secretary, GJM. “The GNLF is an ally of the BJP. At the time of elections the BJP had gone from door to door, assuring the workers of land documents, minimum wages and opening of closed gardens. Now that the elections are over they are nowhere to be seen. Now the BJP is on a membership drive only. Darjeeling is just a vote bank for them,” alleged Tamang. He stated that with the present calamity that has gripped the region owing to incessant rainfall triggering landslides, the BJP MP and MLA of Darjeeling should be in their constituencies. “When I contacted Raju Bishta, the Darjeeling MP, he stated that it is not possible for him to come to the Hills as Modiji has given him the task of making 2 lakh members in Darjeeling,” alleged Tamang. He further stated that he has dedicated his life for the benefit of the workers and his decision to join the GJM is in this direction.last_img read more

Update Grady the cat is still missing in Ladysmith

first_imgIf you have any info that could help locate Grady, please call, SMS or WhatsApp either Dean on 0833395126 or Ayesha on 0614979664, as they want their precious Grady back in their arms.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! Grady the cat is still missing and his owners are desperately trying to locate him.Grady was last seen on Thursday, May 24, in Schoon Street.He is grey in colour and has yellow eyes.Also read: Help reunite Grady the cat with his family in LadysmithAlso read: Help locate these missing Pit Bull puppies in LadysmithA reward is being offered for his safe return. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more