Racela arrived at Ninoy Aquino International Airport at 12:30 p.m. and he arrived at MOA Arena 30 minutes later, giving him three hours to prepare for the game against UP.Arriving at the venue, however, wasn’t the end of Racela’s worries after the Tamaraws squandered a 17-point lead, 60-43, after going scoreless in the final six minutes of regulation.The Fighting Maroons outscored the Tams, 26-9, in the fourth to head into overtime tied at 69-all.Big shots from Ken Tuffin and a Wendell Comboy pull-up jumper with 18.3 seconds won it for FEU (4-4), which grabbed a share for the third spot with University of Santo Tomas and De La Salle.UP, meanwhile, stayed in the second spot with a 5-3 record.ADVERTISEMENT “Beating the No. 2 team shows that we can compete but you have to show that kind of game for that to happen,” said Racela. “Everyone has to contribute. We’re hoping we could sustain that.” Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? The Gin Kings played at Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai, losing to NLEX, 113-111, in overtime and that extra frame compounded Racela’s worries as he had to rush to Dubai International Airport and arriving at the gates less than two hours before his 9:40 p.m. flight on Saturday in Dubai (1:45 am Sunday in the Philippines).Racela’s exhausting journey from Dubai to Manila, however, had one sweet reward with the Tamaraws winning in overtime, 82-79, over the Fighting Maroons at Mall of Asia Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSBecoming his own man“It’s hard but looking at these young men and their desire to win, how much they wanted it, you can see how much they wanted the victory,” said Racela in Filipino. “My fatigue, my sleepiness, and all the things I went through, was all worth it.”“Actually with the way we played, the result was a bonus. My journey was worth it.” FEU coach Olsen Racela. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—To say that Olsen Racela had an eventful weekend would be an understatement.Racela, the Far Eastern University head coach, was in another time zone just hours before FEU took on University of the Philippines in the UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball tournament as he served his duties as Barangay Ginebra’s assistant coach in the PBA Governors’ Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Becoming his own man Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ MOST READ Mommy’s medal: Nia Ali, mother of 2, closes worlds with hurdles title This jewelry designer is also an architect LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics View comments
From Boris Becker’s acrobatics in 1985 to Roger Federer’s languid brilliance in 2003, Wimbledon has provided the stage for many of tennis’s most formidable tyros to secure a maiden grand slam trophy.Yet since Federer clinched the first of his seven Wimbledon crowns, nobody outside of tennis’s so-called big four has had a look-in at the All England Club with the Swiss, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray sweeping all before them.A quick glance at the bookmakers’ favourites for this year’s title shows few expect tennis’s kings of the court to be dethroned any time soon.Yet with the world’s current top five all now in their thirties, perhaps this is the year for a new generation to announce their arrival. (Early attack still pays dividends at Wimbledon)Below we take a look at some of the up-and-comers who could cause an upset.Alexander Zverev (Germany)Age 20, ranked 12Zverev’s swashbuckling game has already seen him tipped as a future grand slam champion and he comes into Wimbledon with some pedigree, having won three tour titles this year.The younger brother of world number 30 Mischa, Zverev showed his grasscourt prowess by reaching the final at Halle only to lose in straight sets to Federer, who he beat at the same event last year.His season, however, has not been an unmitigated success: Days after beating Djokovic to win the Rome Masters, he crashed out of the French Open in the first round to Fernando Verdasco.Dominic Thiem (Austria)Age 23, ranked 8With his single-handed backhand, Austria’s Dominic Thiem boasts one of the best shots in men’s tennis, and another impressive claycourt season saw him emerge as the only person to beat Nadal on his beloved red dust this year.advertisementEn route to the French Open semi-finals for a second straight year, Thiem destroyed Djokovic, winning the third set 6-0 in 20 minutes, to further underline his growing stature in the game.Reuters PhotoQuestions remain, however, as to whether the claycourt specialist, who often stands deep behind the baseline to receive serve, can adapt to the slick lawns at SW19, where he has never gone past the second round.Lucas Pouille (France)Age 23, ranked 15Pouille made his mark when he ousted Nadal from last year’s U.S. Open in a pulsating four-hour, fourth-round upset.That led the now 15-times grand slam champion to remark that Pouille “could fight for the big things the next couple of years”.The Frenchman’s grasscourt pedigree looks good after he reached the quarter-finals at the All England Club last year, and he underlined his progress by claiming his second tour title of the season at the Wimbledon warmup event in Stuttgart.Nick Kyrgios (Australia)Age 22, ranked 20Nick Kyrgios’s three appearances at Wimbledon could be viewed as his fledgling career in microcosm.It is three years since he gave an early glimpse of the irresistible power at his disposal to blow then world number one Nadal off Centre Court in one of the most extraordinary upsets in the tournament’s modern history.Reuters PhotoSince then, however, his progress seems to have stuttered amid criticism of his attitude, behaviour and commitment.He faced accusations of tanking at Wimbledon in 2015 in a fourth round loss to Richard Gasquet, while his defeat to Andy Murray 12 months ago prompted John McEnroe to criticise his temperament.Borna Coric (Croatia)Age 20, ranked 42Having reached a career-high 33 in the world in 2015 Coric is one of several young players who have been tipped for great things but have found the next step tricky.He slumped to 79 in the rankings earlier this year, but then claimed his first ATP title in Marrakesh in April.Hyeon Chung (South Korea)Age 21, ranked 54Hyeon Chung has little pedigree on grass, but he is among the brightest young talents in the game. He showed a glimpse of his potential when he took Kei Nishikori to five sets in the third round of the French Open, his best grand slam performance.Reuters PhotoDenis Shapovalov (Canada)Age 18, ranked 164Wimbledon junior champion Denis Shapovalov sneaked into this year’s main draw with a wildcard, but is undoubtedly a promising talent.He beat Britain’s Kyle Edmund to reach the second round at Queen’s before pushing former Wimbledon finalist Tomas Berdych to the limit in an enthralling three-set defeat.The Canadian made headlines earlier this year when he was disqualified for striking umpire Arnaud Gabas in the eye with a ball after hitting it aimlessly towards the crowd during a Davis Cup tie against Britain.
OAKLAND, Calif. — Kevin Durant is traveling with the Golden State Warriors to Toronto for the first two games of the NBA Finals, leaving open the chance he could be ready to return from a strained right calf in time for Game 2.Durant, the two-time reigning Finals MVP who has missed the past five games since getting hurt in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals against Houston, has already been ruled out for Game 1 on Thursday night.As of Monday, he had yet to do any full-speed work on the court as part of a formal practice though he had done some shooting, coach Steve Kerr said.“If he did anything on the court, it would have been pretty light,” Kerr said.Warriors spokesman Raymond Ridder confirmed Durant was on the team plane that took off early afternoon West Coast time. The two-time defending champions held an optional practice Tuesday before traveling.There will be two full days off before Game 2 on Sunday, giving Durant time to get further on-court work done that the Warriors would need to see before he is medically cleared.“We’ll see where it goes from here,” Kerr said Monday. “This is where the fact that there’s a lot of days in between games during the finals helps us, so we’ll see.”Durant didn’t travel to Houston for Game 6 of that round or to Portland for the two road games against the Trail Blazers in the Western Conference finals. He remained in the Bay Area to rehab, and the Warriors are unbeaten without him.An impending free agent this summer, he was hurt May 8 when he landed awkwardly on his right foot following a baseline jumper late in the third quarter of a 104-99 victory over the Rockets at Oracle Arena. Durant is averaging 34.2 points per game this postseason.Kerr said Durant has been spending countless hours rehabbing to recover — hoping to get back soon to what he loves most.“You get that fear of missing out on stuff, like practices and shootarounds and new game plans and stuff like that. That’s what I miss the most, obviously, grinding on the court individually and with my team. But that’s out of my hands. Out of my control,” Durant said Friday.“My task is to try to conquer this, and I think that’s the journey (we’re) on as basketball players. So I’m pretty much down for anything but I’m excited that I’m making progress.”Center DeMarcus Cousins, out with a torn left quadriceps muscle he injured in Game 2 of the first round against the Clippers, hadn’t been ruled out for Game 1 though Kerr mentioned the magnitude of coming back on the finals stage after so much missed time.Cousins — in his first career postseason — scrimmaged Saturday and again Monday, a sign of progress he is closer to being ready.“I feel better each and every day. That’s my whole goal, to make sure I get better with each day that comes,” Cousins said last week. “Hopefully, that opportunity comes, and I’m able to get on the floor and help my teammates and try to help them win a championship.”By: Janie McCauley, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shares
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Saturday called off the Under-19 series against Pakistan following the serial blasts that left over 253 people dead in Colombo last week.The Pakistan team was all set to leave for Colombo on April 30 and the first match was slated to be played on May 3 in Galle. Now, the tour has been postponed indefinitely.”The tour has been postponed indefinitely. It was a decision taken by SLC, as we didn’t want to take any chances,” ESPN Cricinfo quoted SLC official as saying.Pakistan U-19 team was scheduled to take part in two four-day matches and three ODIs on the Sri Lankan tour in Galle and Hambantota. Rohail Nazir-led Pakistan team has been training at a conditioning camp in Karachi over the last five days.Pakistan will next go to South Africa in June-July this year as a part of their build-up to next year’s U-19 World Cup in South Africa.On April 21, eight explosions rattled Sri Lankan cities of Colombo, Negombo, Kochchikede and Batticaloa as the Christian community celebrated Easter Sunday. At least 253 people were killed and over 500 others were injured in the serial blasts.Also Read | Dhoni, Jadeja pretty sick, both are unwell: CSK coach Stephen FlemingAlso Read | CSK missed MS Dhoni’s presence in run chase: Rohit Sharma after MI winAlso Watch | Getting better with age, looking forward to the World Cup: Chris Gayle to India Today
U17 World Cup FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: All you need to know about New Caledonia U-17 Manasi Pathak Last updated 2 years ago 01:10 12/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) FIFA U17 World Cup New Caledonia U17 Counting down towards the FIFA U-17 World Cup, Goal provides you with a guide to New Caledonia’s achievements, top players, coach and much more. India is all set to host the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup, scheduled to kick off on 6th October. 24 countries from six confederations will be competing for one of the biggest honours in youth football with the matches being held in six cities across the country. In this segment, we take a look at New Caledonia’s U-17 team and guide you through their journey to the world cup, highlighting their achievements, key players, coach and much more.INTRODUCTION Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina 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 Country: New CaledoniaConfederation: OFC (Ocenia)Nicknames: Les Cagous (The Kagus)Coach: Dominique WacaliePAST RECORDS AND LAURELSControlled by the New Caledonian Football Federation, the Under-17 side of New Caledonia will be making their debut appearance at the FIFA U-17 World Cup this year. New Caledonia’s qualification to the blockbuster event means that they will become the sixth current OFC member to feature in a FIFA World Cup.The Kagues have often, in the past, made a mark in the OFC U-17 Championship. New Caledonia has always earned a spot in the top four in each year of their participation barring 2011. They earned the fourth place in the years 1983, 1999, 2005, 2007 and 2015 and grabbed a third place finish in the 2009 edition of the tournament. However, their best record remains a second place finish in 2003, 2013 and the latest chapter of the contest – 2017. ROAD TO U-17 WORLD CUPIn the 2017 OFC U-17 Championship held in Samoa and French Polynesia, New Caledonia was drawn with Papua New Guinea, Tahiti and Vanuatu in Group A. Their two victories against Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu in the group stage were enough to send them through to the knockout phase where they secured a 3-2 victory over Solomon Islands. This confirmed their place at 2017 U-17 World Cup before suffering a 7-0 annihilation by New Zealand in the final of the championship decider in what was their fifth match in 14 days.PREPARATIONS AHEAD OF THE MEGA-EVENTAhead of the final squad’s selection, the New Caledonian youngsters, in August, travelled to Gold Coast in Australia for their second course abroad with the first one taking place at Aukland last year in the month of June. The side faced four Australian teams while on their two-week training camp. Now, on the 29th of September, the team has planned a stopover at Singapore to compete against their U-18 side in what is believed to be an international friendly. New Caledonia are placed in Group E alongside Japan, Honduras and France.TEAM COACHDominique Wacalie, a 35-year-old born in Xepenehe, is in charge of New Caledonia’s under-17 side. Wacalie took over from Michael Clarque in April 2017, with the latter having led the team through their historic qualification journey earlier in the year. A young gaffer, Wacalie previously operated as the Regional Technical Director of New Caledonia. Wacalie retired only in 2014 having featured in Les Cagous’ 2014 FIFA World Cup campaign after a career that included several years in France’s lower leagues.KEY PLAYER Paul Gope-Fenepej is a player to watch out for in the New Caledonian side. Gope-Fenepej, a 16-year-old midfielder, was pivotal in New Caledonia’s campaign at the 2017 OFC U-17 Championship and was also the top goal scorer of the tournament tied with Barthy Kerobin of Papua New Guinea with three goals. Paul plays for AS Mont-Dore, a football team which competes in the local top division. Paul is the cousin of Georges Gope-Fenepej who is well-known for his exploits with the senior team, while uncle John Gope-Fenepej was once on the books of Nantes in France.
LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 10: A general view of Memorial Stadium during a game between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Wyoming Cowboys on September 10, 2016 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska defeated Wyoming 52-14. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)It’s been a tough season for Nebraska, highlighted by their winless record so far. However, more unfortunate news struck the Cornhuskers in the form of a huge transfer.Earlier this week, Tyjon Lindsey received his scholarship release, as the former four-star recruit is ready to transfer. Although he’s ready to start a new chapter at Oregon State, the potential-packed wideout didn’t forget to say goodbye to his supporters at Nebraska.This heartfelt message proves Lindsey will miss his time with the Cornhuskers, but he’ll embrace his new opportunity to shine on Saturdays.Thank you @HuskerFBNation and the TRUE GBR FANS who’ve shown me nothing but unconditional love and a warm welcoming when I first arrived on campus. ?The Marathon must continue… pic.twitter.com/T6SiqIBtsq— T-WAYNE (@tyjonlindsey) October 8, 2018Last season, Lindsey finished with 12 receptions for 76 yards as a freshman. In his time on the gridiron this year, he had three catches for 22 yards.The Cornhuskers will continue relying on JD Spielman and Morgan Stanley Jr. on the outside. Nonetheless, losing a gifted athlete like Lindsey isn’t ideal for Scott Frost in his first season at Nebraska.
lack of fall protection when working at an elevation of three metres or greater lack of a safe work plan lack of fall protection training failure to ensure a chute or other safe method is used to lower rubbish or debris lack of fall protection when working at an elevation of three metres or greater failure to take every precaution to protect an employee’s health “This has been a difficult time for the family,” said Minister of Labour and Advanced Education Kelly Regan. “I want to thank them for their patience and understanding while our officers took the time to find out exactly what happened.” These charges will be prosecuted by the Public Prosecution Service’s special prosecution section. An arraignment date has been set for March 25. Penalties for a workplace fatality include fines and in some cases jail. Occupational Health and Safety officers have charged a Halifax company, today, Feb. 18, in connection with the workplace death of a 21-year-old man. On Nov. 7, 2013, Alan Fraser was cleaning up on the sixth floor of a Clayton Park building under construction and fell from the edge. The Department of Labour and Advanced Education immediately stopped work at the site and launched an investigation. Parkland Construction has been charged under the Occupational Health and Safety Act with: A supervisor with the company has also been charged with:
Mumbai: Singer Armaan Malik is looking forward to meet director Jon Favreau at the premiere of his film “The Lion King” in Los Angeles.Malik will be flying to Los Angeles (LA) on Monday for the world premiere.”I’m so stoked to be joining Disney India for the premiere of ‘The Lion King’ in LA. This is going to be my first time at a premiere in Hollywood, and I couldn’t be more excited to be part of such an iconic project,” Malik said in a statement. Also Read – Rihanna to release 500-page ‘visual’ autobiography”What makes it even more special is that I will get to meet and interact closely with the man himself; Jon Favreau! He’s helming the project and has made some of my favourite movies in recent times and I’m really glad that I’m getting an opportunity to get a peek into his creative world and share some fun moments with him,” he added.Malik and singer Sunidhi Chauhan have been roped in for Hindi tracks for Disney’s upcoming live-action project “The Lion King”. He will be lending his musical touch to “Hakuna matata” and also a duet with Sunidhi.”The Jungle Book” fame director Favreau has re-imagined the world of Disney’s classic to bring alive a live-action film. He has stayed true to the classic story of Simba and used pioneering and game changing photo-real technology, using cutting-edge tools to make the musical drama come alive on the big screen.The film will release in India on July 19 in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.
By a vote of 140 in favour to 6 against (Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau and the United States), with 11 abstentions, the Assembly adopted a resolution that also affirmed that “the status of the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem, remains one of military occupation.”The text also affirmed, in accordance with the rules and principles of international law, and relevant resolutions of the Security Council, that “the Palestinian people have the right to self-determination and to sovereignty over this territory and that Israel, the occupying power, has only the duties and obligations of an occupying Power under the Fourth Geneva Convention and the IV Hague Convention of 1907.”The Assembly also expressed its determination to contribute to a comprehensive negotiated peace settlement in the Middle East, resulting “in two viable, sovereign and independent states, Israel and Palestine, based on the pre-1967 borders and living side by side in peace and security.”
“School feeding assures that where quality education is available, children are able to take advantage of the opportunity to learn,” said the Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin. “It’s an investment that pays off in the future with better-educated, stronger and healthier adults and it’s also a critical safety net to prevent the most vulnerable from suffering in times of crisis,” she said.The State of School Feeding Worldwide report, produced by WFP, provides a global analysis of school feeding programmes in developed and developing nations, as well as data on how governments use school meals as a safety net in times of crisis. According to WFP, around 368 million children – about one in five – get a meal at school every day in 169 developing and developed countries. However, despite the global nature of school feeding, the coverage of these programmes is lowest where they are most needed. In low-income countries, only 18 per cent receive a daily meal at school, compared to nearly 49 per cent of children in middle-income countries.Global investment in these programmes is about $75 billion, with most coming from government budgets. While these may seem like a large investment, the benefits are even greater as the report states that for every $1 spent by government and donors at least $3 is gained in economic returns.Over the past five years, at least 38 countries have scaled up their school feeding programmes in response to a crisis, whether related to food prices, conflict, natural disaster or financial volatility.“During the food and fuel crises in 2008 many Governments struggled to protect the most vulnerable from hunger and looked to school meals to achieve that. In the current recession, even wealthy nations are examining how school meals can prevent families sliding deeper into poverty and hunger,” said the report’s lead author Carmen Burbano.WFP has been operating school meals programmes in developing countries for almost 50 years. In 2012, the agency provided meals or nutritious snacks in school for 24.7 million children in 63 countries, including take-home rations for 1.3 million girls and 500,000 boys – providing an incentive for poor families to keep their children in class, rather than pull them out to work in the fields, in factories or in the home.The report is being presented today at the largest annual meeting of school feeding experts, co-hosted by the Global Child Nutrition Foundation and WFP’s Centre of Excellence Against Hunger in Brazil.
OSU senior midfielder Ben Fitzpatrick looks to gather possession of the ball in the second half against Rutgers on Sept. 18, 2016. Credit: Gene Ross | Lantern reporterThe Ohio State men’s soccer team is back in action this Friday at 7 p.m., as they take to the road to face off against Big Ten rival Michigan.The season is in its final stages, and for the Buckeyes it has not quite gone according to plan. Despite the team’s yearlong struggles, OSU still has a chance to earn a spot in the top half of the conference standings before the start of the Big Ten tournament.“The out of conference games haven’t been going our way,” said redshirt freshman goalkeeper Parker Siegfried. “We still have a decent standing in the Big Ten. We have to win to try and get that home playoff game. The team is excited and ready to go.”As of late, OSU has been on the verge of taking down some high-level competition, but has been unable to close out games. After having the lead at halftime of their last two games, the Buckeyes came away with a draw against Indiana and dropped a 2-1 contest against Louisville.“It is good that we are putting ourselves in these positions where we are competitive with these good teams but we have to knock somebody off,” coach John Bluem said. “We had the lead in both those games and couldn’t hold onto it. It’s been tough. This team needs a win like that to really take us over the edge and get us going.”The Buckeyes have three games remaining on the schedule, two of which are against Big Ten opponents. With the goal of a high seed in the conference tournament, the team must start with a win over Michigan.At 2-8-4 overall (1-4-1 B1G), the Wolverines have struggled mightily on the year.Michigan has been outscored 20-11 by its opponents. Its only wins came on back-to-back 2-0 victories at home over Detroit and Penn State.The Wolverines leading scorer is midfielder Francis Atuahene. The sophomore from Ghana has found the back of the net four times this year while also posting an assist to give himself a team leading nine points.This will be the 32nd meeting between the two teams, with OSU holding a 20-10-1 advantage in the all-time series. The Buckeyes are 4-5-1 all-time in Ann Arbor.The last time these two teams matched up, OSU came away with a 3-1 victory in Columbus that secured the Big Ten regular season title. The Buckeyes have won nine of the last 12 meetings.Despite the Buckeyes having an upper hand in the all-time series, the rivalry between the two schools is still very present.“Being from Columbus, you are born knowing the rivalry between Ohio State and the “team up north,”” said senior midfielder Ben Fitzpatrick. “It’s a tradition. We will go up there fired up for a win.”With the Big Ten tournament on the horizon, the Scarlet and Gray know this is a game they cannot afford to lose. “Even though it is two teams that aren’t having great seasons, it’s a game that looms big on both of our schedules,” Bluem said. “It is a must win situation.”
A CAMPAIGN HAS been launched at University College Dublin (UCD) to highlight complaints that students’ rights are being infringed on campus.The UCD Students’ Union said it will hold the campaign to stand up for those who live in student accommodation at the Belfield site.According to the group, those who live on campus are not treated with the same respect as they would be entitled to if they were living in private residences.“What is occurring on campus at the moment is unacceptable with students being made to feel that they are not residents but rather a nuisance to campus authorities,” said UCDSU president Micheál Gallagher.Key concerns related to a ‘license to reside’ which live-in students must sign when they agree to live on campus.The union believes the presence of cameras in student homes is a “breach of privacy” and “would be illegal in any other type of accommodation”. It also claims that the cameras are used to observe and record students.Further to the cameras, those in authority are allowed enter apartments at any time, which is a different arrangement to private residence where a landlord should give 24 hours noted before visiting.The licence provides for fines that are handed down for various misdemeanors that occur while living on campus. According to the students, the charges are “extortionately high” and UCD Residence retained €105,000 during the 2011-2012 academic year.“UCD residence has more ways of fining students living on campus than any other university in Ireland,” the group added in a statement, suggesting that the college is “looking to profiteer” from already struggling students.The appeals process for the fines is also unfair, they say, as the person who hands down the fine is also the person in charge of the appeal. The process can also lead to a penalty being increased.Gallaghers says the union is demanding a renegotiation of the ‘license to reside’ in the summer of 2014 to rectify the problems.The problem has been exacerbated by the shortage of appropriate housing in Dublin, says welfare and equality officer Cian Dowling.“Many students are desperate to live on campus and as such will sign anything to be close to campus,” he added. “UCD should not take advantage of this situation to fine students and make them feel as if they cannot enjoy their time in UCD residence.”Read: TY course leaves it up to teenagers to teach their peers about internet etiquetteMore: Number of Indian students studying in Ireland set to double
The commercialization of space is already well upon us. Russia has offered “joy rides” to the International Space Station (ISS) for millionaires, Virgin Galactic has been created to support space tourism via technology demonstrated by SpaceShipOne and now a new Canadian, Russian and UK space venture will bring high-definition streaming video of Earth to personal computers and mobile phones. The venture is called UrtheCast which is pronounced “Earth Cast.”UrtheCast plans to offer video data and imagery of Earth from space which will be down-linked to ground stations and displayed in real-time on the Internet. The company’s website promises to feel like a blend of Google Earth with the video playback and search functionality of YouTube which includes the ability to search for video by location, type or theme. Users will also be able to interact with video through the ability to rewind and fast forward, zoom in and out and virtually steer the camera from side to side. The website will also provide users the ability to track the location of the ISS to anticipate when it is expected to fly over a specific geographic area.To support this platform, UrtheCast has contracted Rutherford Appleton Labs to build two high-definition cameras which it will attach to the Russian module of the ISS. The cameras include a medium-resolution camera designed to provide a three color image which is capable of covering 45 kilometers with a resolution of 5.5 meters. The second, high-resolution camera is designed to allow for images of man-made objects and groups of people with a resolution comparable to Google Earth at a frame rate of 3.25 frames per second. In addition to the website, UrtheCast will also offer a smartphone application and an open API for third party developers to integrate video into their own applications. Seamless integration with Facebook and Twitter is also planned so that video may be shared among users.UrtheCast will officially launch its ambitious project in Calgary on June 28th.Read more at the press release (PDF) and UrtheCast website.Brian’s OpinionWell, this is what the Obama administration wants. They would like the commercialization of space to take root as demonstrated by the retirement of the Space Shuttle program and seed money to encourage the development of commercial means of travel to and from Earth orbit. Americans need first to admit though that the Russians are way ahead of us when it comes to this goal. After all, we are looking to them to act as a paid taxi service to the ISS until another commercially viable option for transportation is available.When Russia first started giving rides to millionaires many people and organizations, including NASA, scoffed at the idea. In reality, NASA grew to accept it since Russia does own a piece of the ISS–it’s that very piece of the ISS that UrtheCast will be attaching their cameras to. Of course, you have to wonder if the U.S. even got an opportunity to bid on such a deal or if the consideration of such a deal was viewed as below acceptance by NASA and the U.S. government.Personally I believe, we need more deals like the Russians are getting. At this point, considering the national debt, I’d be all for selling the naming rights of the American owned sections of the ISS to the highest bidder in the same way arenas are named here on Earth. Clearly, we need to open our minds up more to the subsidizing of space travel by commercial means. Who knows? Decades from now we could all be talking about the U.S. manned mission to Mars… as sponsored by Pepsi.
#MagneticMediaNews#TurnquestRespondsToCoopersMoodyComments Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 13th 2017: Sheer amazement and disappointment, is how DPM and Finance Minister Peter Turnquest is describing the latest comments from the PLP camp on the Moody’s review. Turnquest in responding to the comments called it “the wrong statements at the wrong time”, and says there is a growth strategy in place, contrary to what the Exuma MP is saying. Chester Cooper released a statement on Tuesday, offering an olive branch to work with the current administration in bringing down debt levels, while offering words of advice on how to handle the current fiscal situation.Turnquest immediately discredited Cooper’s words, saying “these words have no place in the current debate on the Country’s fiscal challenges”. He went on to say it was no secret to both credit rating agencies, Standard and Poor’s and Moody’s, that the economy had been driven to the ground by the previous administration. The finance minister adds his administration was elected on a promise of transparency, and had a duty to come clean and not mislead the country, while undertaking the daunting task of putting in place the necessary reforms to stabilize public finances. Casting blame on the previous administration, Turnquest says “had they been more transparent, more honest and more responsible, the country would not have been facing these challenges”.
Privacy Google Apple Alphabet Inc. Google has also been the target of intense scrutiny in Washington, DC. Several prominent Republicans, including President Trump, have accused Google of an anticonservative bias. In August, Trump tweeted that Google’s search results are “rigged,” saying the company is “suppressing voices of Conservatives.” In December, when Pichai faced the then-GOP controlled House of Representatives, he fielded questions from angry Republican lawmakers about what they considered liberal leanings by Google’s workforce. And last week, the search giant felt the wrath of Apple. Google misused an App Store program to distribute an app called Screenwise Meter to consumers. The app, first released in 2012, invited users outside the company to earn gift cards in exchange for letting Google monitor and analyze their data. (Facebook was doing something similar with an app called Facebook Research.)After the news coverage, Google shut down the app for iOS devices on its own, but Apple still punished Google by blocking its ability to distribute internal apps. The outage only lasted a few hours, but underscored the tremendous power Apple has over Google. The YouTube factorOn Monday, Pichai also indicated that YouTube, which Google owns, had a strong quarter. The company, however, doesn’t break out YouTube’s revenue. “In the long run, I think for me, YouTube is a place where we see users not only come for entertainment,” Pichai said on the call. “They come to find information. They’re coming to learn about things. They’re coming to discover, to research.”That isn’t surprising. YouTube is the world’s largest video site, with more than 1 billion visitors a month. But it also underscores the need for Google to invest in security and safety, and fight abuse and disinformation. The site is still reeling from coordinated campaigns that used it to try to influence the 2016 election, as well as problems with extremist and objectionable content. Pichai was also asked by an analyst if he’s reconsidered the 30 percent cut that Google takes from software developers when they distribute their apps on the company’s Play store. Pichai said the cut is an industry standard (Apple takes the same percentage on its iOS App Store), and noted that there are infrastructure and engagement benefits to being on the Play store. “So I think we’ll continue down that path, but obviously, always adapt to where the market is,” Pichai said. First published Feb. 4 at 1:08 p.m. PT.Update, 3:34 p.m. PT: Adds information from Alphabet’s conference call. Apple’s clash with Facebook and Google: Here’s what you need to know.The Smartest Stuff: Innovators are thinking up new ways to make you, and the things around you, smarter. Google employees protest tech giant’s handling of sexual… Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? reading • Google, plagued by data and privacy issues, still rakes it in • Comments Tags Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice Tech Industry Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it See All Apple 2 Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Google headquarters in Mountain View, California Stephen Shankland/CNET Google’s list of problems is no joke: Its own workers have publicly risen up against the company in protest over sexual assault allegations and its work with the military. CEO Sundar Pichai was dragged in front of Congress in December to answer for privacy and censorship scandals. And just last week, the search giant angered Apple for violating the terms of its App Store while distributing a market research app. One thing is still golden for Google, though: It’s making a ton of money. In the last three months of the year, Google’s parent, Alphabet, tallied $39.27 billion in sales, beating analyst estimates of $38.94 billion, the company said Monday. Earnings per share were $12.77. Analysts on average had expected $10.82 per share, according to Thomson Reuters.”More than 20 years in, there is still tremendous opportunity for Google to help people save time, learn new things, grow their businesses and build stronger communities,” Pichai said during a conference call with analysts on Monday. Traffic acquisition costs, or the fees the company pays to partners to make sure its search results are seen, rose to $7.4 billion from $6.4 billion over the same period last year. That came to 23 percent of Google’s total advertising sales. The company also said it’s spending more money on its “other bets,” which include projects like Waymo’s self-driving cars and Verily’s medical technology. The operating loss for those initiatives was $1.3 billion in the fourth quarter, up from $784 million the year before. Shares fell about 3 percent in after-hours trading on those higher expenses.Facing controversies The just-ended quarter capped off arguably the toughest year of Google’s existence. In November, Google workers made history when more than 20,000 employees and contractors from cities around the world walked out of their offices to protest the company’s handling of sexual assault accusations against top executives. The walkout marked the peak in a year of protests by Google employees, who spoke out against the company’s work with the Pentagon and Google’s plans for a search project called Dragonfly in China. 1:45 Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors
Gov. Bill Walker (right) and Lt. Gov Byron Mallott announced the don’t want to see Brett Kavanaugh confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court. (2016 photo by Skip Gray/360 North)Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov Byron Mallott on Thursday announced they oppose the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.Listen nowThey cited Kavanaugh’s record or presumed positions on health care, labor law and laws important to Alaska Natives.And, they noted in their written statement, “violence against women in Alaska is an epidemic.” They referred to the sexual assault allegation against Kavanaugh and said they couldn’t condone his confirmation while so many questions remain unanswered. (Kavanaugh vigorously disputes the allegation.)Governors, of course, have no direct say in confirming U.S. Supreme Court justices. But the announcement adds heft to the Kavanaugh opposition in Alaska, and Kavanaugh’s detractors hope it will influence Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a key Republican swing vote.Murkowski, and Sen. Dan Sullivan, separately spoke to Kavanaugh after the Alaska Federation of Natives raised concerns about him. Both senators say they’re convinced Kavanaugh does not intend to undermine the legal status of Alaska Natives or the laws and programs that help them.Walker, an independent, and Mallott, a Democrat, are running for re-election, but this announcement came from their state offices, not their campaign.Democratic challenger Mark Begich previously announced his opposition to Kavanaugh. Republican candidate Mike Dunleavy announced his support for Kavanaugh in July.The Association of Village Council Presidents is now among the Native groups opposing Kavanaugh’s confirmation. The group says its board sent a letter to Sen. Murkowski stating its solidarity with AFN.
Amaravati: The YSRCP Rajya Sabha MP V Vijayasai Reddy has made the sensational comments on former CM N Chandrababu Naidu and few media channels which support the TDP. He criticized that the supporting media of Chandrababu Naidu has again started the Pallaki Seva to him. Vijayasai Reddy has also made hot comments over the ongoing controversy on Chandrababu’s residence in Undavalli. He warned that the one who lotted the public money for sure must pay back it. Also Read – HPCL distributes clay Ganesh idols in Visakhapatnam Advertise With Us Over this, YSRCP MP has made a series of tweets and also expressed anger over the TDP leaders who are supporting Chandrababu Naidu. అనుకూల మీడియా మళ్లీ చంద్రబాబు పల్లకి సేవ మొదలు పెట్టింది. నదీ పరిరక్షణ చట్టం-1884, ఎన్జీటీ, సీఆర్డీఏ నిబంధనలు నదిని పూడ్చి నిర్మించిన కట్టడాలు అక్రమమని ఘోషిస్తున్నాయి. మీడియా కూడా ఈ చట్టాలు చదవాలి. బాబు నిర్మించాడు కాబట్టి కుల మీడియాకు అవి చారిత్రక కట్టడాల్లా కనిపిస్తున్నాయేమో.— Vijayasai Reddy V (@VSReddy_MP) June 28, 2019 Also Read – TDP adopting dirty tricks to malign government: Minister Advertise With Us తమ అధినేత అవినీతిని సమర్థించడం మినహా కళా వెంకట్రావు చేయగలిగిందేముంది. సీఎం జగన్ గారి ఆదేశాల మేరకు అధికారులు వేసిన అంచనాల ప్రకారం విద్యుత్తు కొనుగోళ్లపై అదనంగా 2,636 కోట్ల చెల్లింపులు జరిగాయని వెల్లడైంది. ప్రజాధనం లూటీ చేసిన వారు ఆ మొత్తాలను కక్కక తప్పదు.— Vijayasai Reddy V (@VSReddy_MP) June 28, 2019చంద్రబాబు ప్రభుత్వం 9 కోట్లు బొక్కి నిర్మించిన ప్రజావేదిక నాణ్యతపై సోషల్ మీడియాలో ఆసక్తికర కామెంట్లు సర్క్యులేట్ అవుతున్నాయి. గణేశ్ మండపానికి ఎక్కువ, కోళ్ల షెడ్డుకు తక్కువని సోషల్ మీడియాలో యువత చెణుకులు విసురుతోంది. దాన్నికూల్చడం అనొద్దట. ఏ రేకుకు ఆ రేకు విప్పారని అనాలట.— Vijayasai Reddy V (@VSReddy_MP) June 28, 2019 Advertise With Us Through the Twitter message, MP Vijayasai Reddy tweets that the supporting media of Chandrababu Naidu has again started the Pallaki Seva to him. The River Conservation Act-1884, NGT, CRDA says that it is illegal to make construction by filling the river bank. Even the media should also read these laws. As it’s built by Chandrababu, maybe they are looking like historical structures to Babu supportive media. Apart from justifying the corruption of his leader, Kala Venkata Rao has got nothing to do. Over the directions of CM YS Jagan, the authorities have estimated an additional Rs 2,636 crore payments have been made in electricity purchases. The one who looted the public funds has to pay back the sum. MP tweets. MP Vijayasai Reddy said that the interesting comments are been circulating over the social media on the quality of the Praja Vedika which was built by Chandrababu government with Rs 9 crore of the public funds. He also criticized that the netizens on social media are commenting that the Praja Vedika is more to the Ganesh mandapam and less to the chicken shed.
Cricket fans have been left surprised by Dhoni’s outbursts of angerIANSThe famed ‘coolness’ of Mahendra Singh Dhoni evaded him once again during Chennai Super Kings’ IPL match against Rajasthan Royals on April 11. His unprecedented act of entering the field and remonstrating with the umpires is the latest among a series of uncharacteristic outbursts from the former India captain.IncidentsThe first major incident of Dhoni losing his cool occurred during a T20I match in South Africa in 2018 when he lashed out at non-striker Manish Pandey for not paying attention to his call. Then, he gave Indian pacer Khaleel Ahmed an earful in the second ODI during the Australia tour when he walked on the pitch. In IPL 2019, before his spat with the umpires, he had lashed out at Deepak Chahar during his team’s match against Kings XI Punjab.Captaincy TroublesSo, what’s happening? While it is nearly impossible to peek into the mind of MSD, it seems this change of attitude started as early as 2012. The Indian team had received thrashings in England and Australia in 2011-12. Two whitewashes were followed by failure to reach the Asia Cup final and semis of World T20. Dhoni sought revenge and redemption in a home series against England but suffered another embarrassing loss.Suddenly, the unflinching calmness of the World Cup-winning captain was no longer celebrated but seen as a manifestation of him lacking concern for his team. Former captains and experts demanded that he be removed as the skipper. After India won a dead rubber against Pakistan at Delhi, Dhoni’s celebration was more animated than ever before – he plucked out the stump and jumped up and down with joy. MS Dhoni faced criticism in his last years of captaincyINDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty ImagesHowever, overseas results continued to be poor. Eventually, Dhoni quit Test cricket altogether following the third Test against Australia at Melbourne in December 2014. After India lost the 2015 World Cup semi-final and the ODI series in Bangladesh, MSD made a comment which was tinged with irritation at his position being questioned. “It is justifiable if you remove me and Indian cricket starts doing well. If I am the reason for all the bad that’s happening to Indian cricket, definitely, I would love to step away and play just as a player.”Concerns About Batting FormDhoni did step down as the captain in 2017 but remained a key player in the team. However, his form saw a decline and the vaunted ability he once possessed to win a match from any situation was becoming less visible. Many suggested that his days as a top player are over. He responded by performing well in the ODI series against Australia and New Zealand in early 2019. But whether he can return to being the Mahi of old who can rescue his team from the most hopeless of situations or bludgeon bowling attacks at the death overs remains to be seen.Maybe, just maybe, the growing pressure and persistent focus on his form and batting are starting to take a toll. A person who has been playing international cricket for more than 14 years and is being scrutinised more than ever before is bound to lose his cool sometimes, even if he is captain ‘cool.’
Quick workouts for men Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility The Americans and the Europeans are working off the same menu of contingency measures, the officials said, though there is no agreement yet on what level of response would be appropriate for each type of infraction.Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters this week that imposing additional sanctions on Russia “depends on what happens on the ground” and on President Vladimir Putin’s support for fully implementing a February cease-fire in Ukraine.If violence stops and separatists can reach a political agreement with Ukraine’s Western-backed government in Kiev, sanctions can be rolled back, he said. But, “if President Putin chooses to play a double game and continues to allow the separatists to press forward, then obviously we have a very big challenge ahead of us.”The European Union will extend its current penalties on Russia next week, though officials said there is no consensus among its 28 members on new measures.The new strategy for possible additional sanctions reflects the lessons learned by U.S. and European officials over the last 16 months during which Russia occupied and annexed Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula and, Western nations say, fueled an insurgency within eastern Ukraine. Sponsored Stories WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and European governments have readied a new round of penalties against Russia targeting its energy and financial sectors as part of a sanctions-in-waiting strategy that officials hope will enable the West to respond immediately if Moscow-backed insurgents seize more territory in Ukraine.The penalties could start with banning more Russian government officials and businessmen from traveling and doing business in the West, U.S. and European officials said. But they can climb dramatically to include new measures to crimp the country’s all-important fuel exports, cut Russian banks off from international financial transactions and severely limit the capacity of Russian businesses to engage in lucrative business deals overseas. Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall The energy measures could include restrictions on business related to natural gas exploration or equipment for drilling and transporting so-called “tight oil,” which Russia wants to tap into to expand business in Asia at a time when European countries have reduced their purchases of Russian energy by 30 percent.At the higher end of the spectrum for more serious violations, officials said, are more severe financial sanctions that include cutting some Russian banks off from the SWIFT system used by much of the world for international money transfers — a weapon previously deployed against Iran because of its disputed nuclear program.However, officials on both sides of the Atlantic said they hoped to avoid the scenario of any new sanctions, expressing cautious optimism in a series of “working group” discussions involving Ukraine, Russia and separatist leaders. The West hopes the eastern areas will be content with greater autonomy within Ukraine and that violence will end.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Top Stories Comments Share The combined U.S.-European response has hit Russia’s economy hard. Combined with a drop in fuel prices, sanctions spurred a crash in the ruble and have forced the Kremlin to dig ever deeper into its cash reserves to keep the economy afloat.But for all that pain, it has done little to sway Putin. The U.S. says his military continues to direct separatist and Russian forces in battlefield attacks. It has stepped up the level of equipment provided to insurgents and is now using drones and other advanced techniques in joint training.On Thursday, State Department spokesman John Kirby expressed concerns about several attacks on Ukrainian positions beyond the truce line, saying “combined Russian-separatist forces” used heavy weapons banned by the cease-fire. “Russia bears direct responsibility for these aggressive actions,” he told reporters, and warned of “increased costs” for Moscow if territory is seized.Slowness was among the main flaws that hampered early U.S. and European efforts to counteract Putin, according to officials, who weren’t authorized to talk about private sanctions deliberations publicly and demanded anonymity. After rebel offensives, sanctions often took weeks to coordinate. By the time they arrived, insurgent forces would be entrenched and Putin was prepared to accept the economic bullet, they said. The new approach is geared around speed, officials said, with sanctions “locked and loaded” ahead of what could be a volatile summer.Officials fear a renewed Russian-led offensive in eastern Ukraine, including the strategic port city of Mariupol, government-held parts of the Donetsk and Luhansk provinces, and the city of Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest.The Obama administration has insisted on coordinating its response with Europe to maximize the economic effect. However, European Union political machinations often have stalled the process as member states object to measures that would hurt their economies. The new strategy seeks to streamline the process by getting states to agree ahead of time on acceptable targets.The guiding principles of any future sanctions, officials said, are that they hurt Russia more than the U.S. or any individual European economy, be relatively easy to establish and prove sustainable and enforceable.For smaller infractions, European officials have spoken of adding new names to a list of Russians cut off from visiting or doing business in the West.American officials see that as too limited a response and are instead looking at steps such as hitting Russian subsidiaries overseas and new sectors like mining and engineering, or further restricting financing options for Russian businesses and cutting into an energy industry that is the backbone of the country’s economy. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies How men can have a healthy 2019