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Castro pounces on open looks to keep TNT in the fight

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first_imgChina furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “The more I think about the assists, the more I commit turnovers,” the TNT slasher said in Filipino. “I have wide open shots that I still decide to pass on. Coach Nash (Racela) told me to look at the shots because those are the ones that has been given to me by the defense.”Castro racked up 10 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter, on top of four rebounds, to tow the KaTropa to a 102-97 win over San Miguel to equalize the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals to two games apiece.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutTNT managed to diminish its turnovers from 23–10 from Castro–in Game 3 to only 17 in Game 4 and Castro has realized how valuable possessions are in a closely-contested series like this one.“We’re taking it one possession at a time. Every possession counts, and we have to look at our first option, which is Joshua (Smith) in the low post because he’s aggressive for us in offense,” he said. Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Jayson Castro. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAfter committing 10 turnovers in Game 3, Jayson Castro knew he had to make changes.Instead of trying to set everyone up, he came out a little more selfish on offense and it worked.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’center_img View comments Smith finished with 20 points and 15 rebounds for the KaTropa, who averted disaster and evened the series at 2-2 to set up the virtual best-of-three series.“That’s what we’re avoiding, to go down 1-3. I can say that we won this through our focus and composure, that even though we’re down, our focus is still there,” said Castro.TNT seeks to ride this wave of momentum and go for the hill come Game 5 on Friday, still at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Which Govs Cup import will shine? Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend What ‘missteps’? LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

ROUND 2: Pacquiao still the aggressor, Broner connects with a couple

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first_imgLOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Broner using that wide stance to create distance but Pacquiao is able to close in with a quick leading right.The American manages to sneak in a right straight as Pacquiao comes in headfirst before another right from Broner stops Pacquiao’s advances.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars ROUND 1: Manny Pacquiao aggressive from get-go Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:17Keith Thurman gambling on himself to KO Manny Pacquiao in 1st round02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening View comments Manny Pacquiao, right, throws a right to Adrien Broner in the WBA welterweight title boxing match Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, in Las Vegas. APMANILA, Philippines—Adrien Broner is using his jab more in the second to create separation with Manny Pacquiao, who was aggressive in the first round.Pacquiao then connects with a stiff jab that momentarily put Broner on the corner.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertelast_img read more

World T20: Virat Kohli rates his knock of 82 against Australia right at the top

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first_imgVirat Kohli has played many majestic innings so far in what is turning out to be a glittering career but he rated the knock of 82 not out off 51 balls against Australia in Mohali on Sunday, as his best.Chasing 161, India were in hot soup at 49/3 in the eighth over but Kohli played another masterclass as the hosts upstaged Australia and stormed into the semi-finals of the ICC World Twenty20. Kohli was ably supported by senior pro Yuvraj Singh and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni as India got home with six wickets and five balls to spare. (Also read: Virat Kohli better than Sachin Tendulkar in terms of chasing, says Sourav Ganguly)Kohli now averages a staggering 122.83 from 15 T20 Internationals in successful chases for India. He stood out with a sublime 49 on a green Dhaka pitch against Pakistan’s hostile pace attack during the Asia Cup T20 and was once again in the thick of things against the arch-rivals with a classy 55 not out at the Eden Gardens in a crunch World T20 game. (Virat Kohli’s 82 against Australia reminded Shane Warne of Sachin Tendulkar) “This innings has to be in the top three. But I am a bit emotional, so I will put this on top. Against world-class Australia, a quarterfinal and at home. Mohali has always been special and the semi-final (against Pakistan) in 2011 was special too,” said Kohli, who was named man-of-the-match.This was a do-or-die match for both sides. India, who were pre-tournament favourites, were under pressure right through after losing their opener against New Zealand in Nagpur. A victory over Pakistan kept them alive but Bangladesh gave them a real scare. Against Australia, it was almost curtains for India had it not been for another brilliant Kohli knock. (Here’s how Kohli, Yuvraj and Dhoni upstaged Australia)advertisementThe Delhi dasher said he needed these challenges to improve as a cricketer and said he was overwhelmed by the situation.”You need challenges in every game because they improve you as a cricketer, but you don’t like these situations because they are tough. I don’t know what to say, because I am overwhelmed by the situation we were in and to win from there was quite an effort,” he said during the post-match presentation ceremony.Kohli credited Dhoni and said his skipper helped him keep calm at crunch moments during the game. He also had a special word of praise for Yuvraj, who continued to bat despite twisting his ankle early in his innings.”MS kept me calm in the end; I could have got overexcited. Overall, it was a good team effort and I am very happy with my personal contribution.”Yuvraj wanted to see where he was going after he twisted his ankle. But he stuck in and a few boundaries helped, and then he decided to go for the team’s cause. He perished but he made a great call. He wasn’t able to push as you want him to push as a runner,” Kohli said.Dhoni, who was involved in a 67-run stand (that came off just 5.1 overs), was floored by Kohli’s prowess but urged the other batsmen to step up. He said the team could not always rely on one man’s genius to keep bailing them out.”It’s not the first time I have enjoyed his batting from the non-striker’s end. He has done it consistently from the last two to three years. We have seen him evolve as a cricketer. He has kept improving his game. He is very hungry to score for the team. Now the other batsmen need to step up too. We can’t always rely on him,” said Dhoni.Meanwhile, Australian captain Steve Smith said he felt that Australia had a par-score on the board but conceded that Kohli took the game away single-handedly.”That was a serious innings from Kohli under pressure. He just hit everything out of the middle and found the gaps.”This was Kohli’s fourth successive fifty against Australia in T20Is. Earlier in the year, the Indian batting supertar had amassed 199 runs from three matches against them Down Under.last_img read more

Porto Extends Contract with Casillas for Another Season

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first_imgPORTO, Portugal (AP) — Porto says veteran goalkeeper Iker Casillas will stay with the club for at least another season.The Portuguese club says Casillas’ contract has been extended until the end of the 2019-20 season, with an option for another one-year extension.The 37-year-old Spanish goalkeeper has been with Porto since signing from Real Madrid in 2015.Casillas says he hopes to “finish his career” with Porto, which is the club that “feels like home.”The Spaniard won five league titles and three Champions League trophies with Real Madrid, and one World Cup and two European Championships with Spain’s national team.Casillas helped Porto win the Portuguese league last season.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Exclusive: Huawei to launch its first pop-up camera phone in India this month, will be priced under Rs 20,000

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first_imgHuawei will launch its first pop-up camera smartphone in India this month, industry sources have told India Today Tech. We have also learnt that the upcoming Huawei smartphone will be priced in the sub-Rs 20,000. While the name of the smartphone has not been revealed to us, it seems highly possible that we are looking at the Huawei P Smart Z, which is the company’s first smartphone with a pop-up camera that went official in Italy back in May.Update: Huawei India has started teasing the launch of its upcoming pop-up camera phone, revealing that it will be part of the Huawei Y-series, which leads us to believe the company will launch the Huawei Y9 Prime (2019) in India soon.The upcoming Huawei smartphone will look to take on the likes of Realme X, which also brings a pop-up selfie camera under Rs 20,000. In fact, a lot of brands including Vivo and Xiaomi have launched affordable mid-range smartphones with a pop-up camera, and it only makes sense for Huawei to join the current trend.As of now, the details surrounding the upcoming Huawei phone are slim, but industry sources have told us that the smartphone will launch by the end of July and will look to target millennials who are looking for the latest trends in smartphone technology.Huawei currently has the Huawei P Smart Z and Y9 Prime (2019) phones that offer a pop-up selfie camera. Unless the company has a brand new phone that it plans to launch for the first time in India, it seems that the P Smart Z or Y9 Prime (2019) will be coming to India.advertisementTo recall, the P Smart Z sports a 6.59-inch FHD+ LCD display and offers a 3D curved panel with a Pixel-like dual tone design. The P Smart Z is powered by a Kirin 710F chipset paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage with support for storage expandability up to 512GB.The Huawei P Smart Z features a dual rear camera setup that consists of a 16MP primary camera and 2MP depth camera. The pop-up mechanism houses a 16MP selfie camera with AI features for both the front and back. The Huawei P Smart Z runs on Android Pie with EMUI 9.0 on top. The handset packs a 4,000mAh battery and supports a Type-C port.The Huawei Y9 Prime (2019) is almost identical to the P Smart Z with the only major difference being the former comes with a triple rear camera setup that includes an 8MP ultra wide-angle sensor.ALSO READ | Huawei P Smart Z goes official with pop-up camera at an affordable pricelast_img read more

Head Outdoors with Casio G’zone Commando

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first_img The Lazy Man’s Guide on How to Make Hard Apple Cider Editors’ Recommendations PrepDeck Makes Meal Prep Work a Breeze 5 Classic Whiskey Cocktails You Should Know How to Make How to Cook Steak in the Oven How to Clean a Fish: A Quick Reference Guide You’re the adventurous sort. Camping, sailing, biking–you do it all. So chances are, you’ll need a device that can keep up. The Casio G’zone Commando 4G LTE ($149.99), powered by Verizon Wireless, is one such device. This rugged Android smartphone was designed to withstand harsh climate conditions. Sporting a thick rubber casing, it can resist shock, water and dust. It’s resourceful too. Along with a built-in radio, 8-mega pixel camera and email features, the Commando comes with helpful tools geared for the outdoors:Barometer – provides information on local weather and atmospheric pressure.Earth Compass – displays the distance and direction to landmarks across the U.S. and abroad.Walking Counter – measures your total steps for the day, week or month.Tides – lets you know the current tide at various nautical locations.Thermometer – shows the current temperature, and can compare it to the temperatures of different cities.Sun / Moon – tracks the time of the next sunrise, sunset, moonrise and moonset.Star Gazer – displays the stars and constellation names.An interesting feature is the Glove Mode, which lets you use the screen even when wearing gloves. Another plus: the cloud service LiveG helps you create your own personal outdoor map. Keep track of your favorite activities and trekking records. With the pre-loaded social media app G’z World, you can see the location of other G’zOne users and share photos. Be sure to check out the Commando website for more details on design and usability.last_img read more

Nova Scotia Signs Deal With Caribbean Nation

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first_img A new agreement between Nova Scotia and the Organization ofEastern Caribbean States (OECS) will lead to better protection ofthe environment and enhanced trade opportunities for Nova Scotiaindustries. The agreement was signed on July 14 by Nova Scotia Environmentand Labour Minister Kerry Morash and the governments of the OECSmember states, represented by their environmental ministries. Thesigning occurred at a conference in Saint Lucia. “I’m extremely proud to have played a part in finalizing anagreement that will help Nova Scotia’s environmental industryforge new partnerships and develop new opportunities in theEastern Caribbean,” said Mr. Morash. The memorandum of understanding identifies many areas for co-operation, including solid waste management, emergency planningand sustainable tourism. Agreements signed with Saint Lucia andother Eastern Caribbean states over the past 15 years have led towork exchange programs, training courses on environmental law andcontracts for Nova Scotia environmental companies. “Environmental protection is just too big a task for any oneparty or player to take on. I believe the best way to achievesustainable development is through partnerships like this one,”Mr. Morash said. The OECS secretariat, based out of St. Lucia, is the co-ordinating body that represents the nine island states of theorganization — Antigua and Barbuda, Commonwealth of Dominica,Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St.Vincent and the Grenadines, Anguilla, and the British VirginIslands. Nova Scotia’s environment industry leads the Atlantic Canadiansector, with revenues reaching $310 million in 2000. Environmentand Labour provides assistance to Nova Scotia’s environmentalindustries by co-ordinating the delivery of business assistanceand by promoting the sector in the global marketplace.Initiatives in the Caribbean have been possible, in part, due tosupport given to industry by the Atlantic Canada OpportunitiesAgency (ACOA) and the Nova Scotia Office of Economic Developmentthrough the Canada/Nova Scotia Economic DiversificationAgreement. ENVIRONMENT AND LABOUR–Nova Scotia Signs Deal With CaribbeanNationslast_img read more

No decision on any meeting between Modi Imran at SCO summit

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first_imgNew Delhi: India’s policy of not having talks with Pakistan unless it stops cross border terrorism remains unchanged and no decision has been taken yet on any meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan on the sidelines of the SCO summit in Bishkek next month, official sources said. India has not been engaging with Pakistan since early 2016 following a terror attack on the Indian Air Force base at Pathankot in January that year, maintaining that talks and terror cannot go together. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoCModi is attending the annual summit of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Kyrgyztan’s capital Bishkek on June 13-14. Khan is also scheduled to participate in the annual meet of the China-dominated grouping. Government sources said no decision has been taken on any meeting between Modi and Khan on the sidelines of the SCO summit. “A decision on the issue will be taken by the new government,” said a source. In a reflection of India’s reluctance to engage with Pakistan, the government has preferred to invite leaders of the BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) countries for the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi as prime minister for a second term on May 30. Also Read – Two squadrons which participated in Balakot airstrike awarded citationsBesides India, BIMSTEC comprises Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Nepal and Bhutan. In 2014, Modi had invited all SAARC leaders including the then Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for his swearing-in ceremony, in a major initiative to reach out to the neighbourhood. Sharif’s attendance at the swearing-in ceremony had triggered hopes of better ties between the two countries and there were several engagements between the leaders of the two countries. However, the ties derailed again after January 2016. In a carefully crafted move, the government has this time decided to invite BIMSTEC leaders apart from Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov, who is the current chair of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, and Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth for the swearing-in ceremony. “This is in line with government’s focus on its ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy,” the Ministry of External Affairs said Monday.last_img read more

Canada captain Christine Sinclair looks to score for MS Society of Canada

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first_imgCanada soccer captain Christine Sinclair is stepping out of her comfort zone this summer.That means everything from serving root beer floats to kicking burgers at goal in a bid to put the boot to multiple sclerosis. The 34-year-old from Burnaby, B.C., whose mother has MS, is joining forces with A&W to raise money for the MS Society of Canada.According to the MS Society, Canada has the highest rate of multiple sclerosis in the world, with an estimated one in 340 Canadians living with the disease.Now in its ninth year, A&W’s “Burgers to Beat MS” campaign is the single biggest fundraiser for the MS Society having already raised close to $10 million. The restaurant chain hopes to raise another $2 million this year.A&W will donate $2 from every Teen Burger sold across Canada on Aug. 24, augmented by other fundraising efforts.Sinclair will be making appearances at A&W restaurants in Vancouver on Aug. 23 and Toronto and Montreal on Aug. 24 as part of the campaign. She will also be featured showing off her soccer skills with burgers in a video on A&W’s Facebook page.“Being able to join this campaign, it’s massive for me,” Sinclair said in an interview. “All along I said I just want to be able to help and hopefully this is a start. Hopefully this is a start to be able to make a difference for those people living with MS.“Hopefully years down the road people aren’t having to deal with what my family’s had to deal with and that’s my ultimate goal.”Sinclair’s mother Sandi lives in a care home in suburban Vancouver.“She’s doing well,” Sinclair said of her mom. “She loves the summer, she’s out and about every day now. She loves the sun.“She’s proud of the journey that I’m starting.”The fundraising campaign has also united the family, with Sinclair’s aunt joining her on the cross-Canada trip.“It’s been amazing to see,” she added.Since announcing in June that she planned to take a front-line role in the fight against MS, Sinclair says she has been amazed by the support she has received via social media and other channels.“There’s so many people that are affected by MS that I had no idea. People that I know who have an aunt or a sister. So the support has been incredible.”While Sinclair is used to the soccer spotlight, she has largely kept to herself away from the field. That has changed, with this new role.“It’s been one of the hardest things I’ve ever done,” she said. “Because I am a private person, I keep everything to myself. But for me it’s good to step out of my comfort zone. Where I am in my career, I want to be able to make a difference.“Yes, I hope that I inspire young kids to play soccer, play sports, to reach and dream big. I hope I’ve done that over these years. But I don’t want it to end when my career eventually does end. I want to have a lasting impact and hopefully this is something that can continue for years and years.”MS is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord). The disease attacks myelin — the protective covering of the nerves, causing inflammation and often damaging the myelin, which is necessary for the transmission of nerve impulses through nerve fibres.The effects are wide-ranging and unpredictable: extreme fatigue, lack of co-ordination, weakness, tingling, impaired sensation, vision problems, bladder problems, cognitive impairment and mood changes.The cause remains a mystery — the belief is lifestyle, environmental, genetic and biological factors all contribute.The disease is most commonly diagnosed in people between 15 and 40. Women are three times more likely to develop MS than men.Currently there is no cure.“Burgers to Beat MS started with a small group of A&W operators wanting to make a difference,” Paul Hollands, chairman and CEO of A&W Food Services of Canada Inc., said in a statement. “Every year it has grown, making a real difference in helping those affected by this debilitating disease.”Sinclair has carried the Maple Leaf at the Olympics, represented her country 259 times, scored 168 goals and led Canada to back-to-back Olympic bronze medals.The Portland Thorns star was recently appointed to the Order of Canada, an honour she says that still leaves her near speechless.“To be honoured by your country for what you’ve done over the course of your career is pretty remarkable,” she said. “I think it just goes to show the progress our team has made. We’re now in the forefront of sports in this country. We have an impact on people’s lives and we’re making a difference in continuing to improve and grow the sport.“It’s been an honour to be a part of that journey. To be recognized (with the Order of Canada), I don’t know what to say.”— For more information visit www.BurgersToBeatMS.ca—Follow @NeilMDavidson on Twitterlast_img read more

Commentary Halting of jersey sales does nothing for NCAAs image

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Courtesy of MCTNCAA president Dr. Mark Emmert speaks to the media during the Final Four press conference in Atlanta, Georgia, on Thursday, April 4, 2013.When NCAA president Mark Emmert announced Thursday that the governing body of college sports is putting an end to its jersey sales, the news sent shock waves across the country.But why does this really matter?Is this decision going to lead to bigger ones in the near future? WillEmmert and the NCAA instead start making formidable payments to its players?Emmert said on Thursday he realizes the organization’s actions could be seen as hypocritical.“In the national office, we can certainly recognize why that could be seen as hypocritical, and indeed I think the business of having the NCAA selling those kinds of goods is a mistake, and we’re going to exit that business immediately,” Emmert said. “It’s not something that’s core to what the NCAA is about, and it probably never should have been in the business.”It sounds like Emmert feels good about fixing what he simply calls the NCAA’s “mistake.” This recognition sounds to me like he’s pleased with himself for “doing the right thing.”A 2011 federal tax return indicated that Emmert made nearly $1.7 million annually, including $23,689 in what was labeled “nontaxable benefits,” according to USA Today. With a five figure sum like that, it could look like he and his buddies took a quite large scoop from the jersey sales pot. He has no reason to feel happy about halting jersey sales.Even though Emmert’s bank account may take a hit, fans of all sports are still going to pay their money to get their apparel, and the cash used in these transactions will just be funneled to different institutions like Nike, Reebok and Adidas, as well as the schools that they represent. All that’s really happening is the NCAA will stop making some money off these talented athletes who people pay obscene amounts of money to watch during the year.It’s probably the right move for the NCAA, so it can try and keep the word “amateur” relevant in college sports by setting college athletes aside from the pros somehow. But in the view of ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas, “amateur” is not a word that’s been appropriate in college sports for years.Bilas has publicly criticized the NCAA for everything from not paying college players to selling their jerseys on its ShopNCAAsports.com website. He reportedly typed in the names of high-profile players like Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd, among others, into the site’s search bar and found their matching jerseys. This caused the search function to be disabled by the site, probably because the NCAA feared that it looked like they were using these players’ talents to make money for themselves.I have a suspicion that the bigwigs of the NCAA were reaping the benefits of selling these players’ jerseys to the general public. Now that the practice has been shut down, though, the NCAA officials are seemingly proud of themselves. But what are they really proud of? Doing something that should have never happened in the first place? Good work!Who knows how long it would have taken for the NCAA to fix this “mistake” had Bilas not brought it into the public eye. Certainly the NCAA wouldn’t have halted the sales on its own.The bottom line is people are not going to change the way they cheer for their teams. Fans will still offer up the dough so they can dress like their favorite players.What exactly is going to be different after this change?The brands who produce jerseys and other college apparel will make a few more bucks, but passionate fans will still get their favorite uniforms. They will still support their team the same way, and will not have a second thought about it.Congratulations NCAA, you have done well to put an end to something that made you look like all you care about is filling your pockets with dirty money. Credit is simply due to Bilas for pointing that out.Maybe this is the first domino to fall to spell the end of the NCAA. Maybe Emmert and other NCAA executives will implement changes to college sports that will make those like Bilas believe that these athletes really are amateur. Or maybe we are a few steps away from all college athletes getting paid for what they do. Time will tell.Hopefully, the governing body of college sports makes a ground-breaking decision again soon. But regardless, it won’t change the way fans watch their sports. read more

Ball booted out of football ground ends up 1100 miles away in

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first_imgAccording to the club secretary, his visit is on one condition.”He has to bring the ball. Our treasurer would insist,” he joked. The ball appears to have been swept out to the North Sea after being kicked over a fence during a match along the banks of the River DeeCredit:Ross Johnston/Newsline Media Johnny Mikalsen wrote: “Hi! You properly [sic] have one of the best long distance kickers in the world.”A friend of mine found a football with your club name on it by the seaside.”It has travelled quite a distance. We are located 1,800km (1,118 miles) north of Aberdeen, on an island called Vanna, 10km north of Tromso, the capital of north Norway,” it continued.”The football is just a little bit dirty after such a long distance, but fully usable. See enclosed picture.”And there could be a happy ending to the tale on this occasion.Mr Ewan explained: “The man who found the ball has actually won a local competition to come over and visit Scottish distilleries.”We have, of course, invited him to our hospitality and to asked him to visit us when he comes over.” The ball appears to have been swept out to the North Sea after being kicked over a fence during a match along the banks of the River Dee Club secretary Tom Ewan said: “It happens semi-regularly actually. We lose about two balls a month.”We just never realised this is where they might be ending up.”However, they received an email stating otherwise, much to their shock.center_img Amateur footballers have been left stunned after a ball which was kicked out of their ground turned up 1,100 miles away in Norway.The ball was blasted over the 25ft-wide net at Banks O’ Dee FC’s ground in Aberdeen into the River Dee by a member of the under-19s side.Players assumed that the ball was gone forever, as so often happens to the balls which are kicked over the fence.But the ball is believed to have ended up in the North Sea before travelling all the way to the Norwegian island of Vanna. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. We lose about two balls a month. We just never realised this is where they might be ending upClub secretary Tom Ewanlast_img read more

Very intelligent public schoolboy who threw bombs on motorway is jailed

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Judge Cutler said that Elger had written in a diary in hospital stating he wanted to kill patients and staff by “strangling and jumping on heads” and had also heard a voice telling him to kill his doctor.The judge previously lifted the defendant’s right to anonymity given to minors because of the public interest in the serious offences.The burglary and blackmail offences cost Winchester College £52,000 in stolen items and damage and the defendant twice demanded payment of £10,000 in the online currency bitcoin for him to stop carrying out further break-ins.Tessa Hingston, prosecuting, said he was caught because of a “schoolboy error” by sending a typed blackmail letter but in a handwritten envelope which enabled staff to recognise his distinctive handwriting. Sentencing Elger, who wore a suit and tie in court, Judge Cutler told him: “I consider you are a dangerous offender.”There is a significant risk to members of the public of serious harm from you in the future.”Describing the defendant, the judge added: “He’s very intelligent, possibly the most able chemist the college has produced in recent years.”He’s a very bright boy and for some reason he takes to burgling the school, blackmailing the headteacher and making incendiary devices and throwing them off motorway bridges.” Miss Hingston said that Elger, who has previously been remanded under psychiatric care, had told medical staff that he intended to kill someone in the motorway arson attacks.She added he told staff: “I do not regret the incident, I regret not doing them differently and not succeeding in killing.”Miss Hingston said that after the second firebomb attack “the M3 was closed for some 11 hours and caused massive inconvenience to the public and an estimated cost to the economy of £40 million.” Thee M3 motorway was closed for nearly 12 hours after the “flammable material” was thrown from a bridge onto the carriageway Credit:Solent News & Photo Agency A “very intelligent” public schoolboy who “wanted to kill somebody” by throwing firebombs on to a motorway has been jailed for four-and-a-half years.Nicholas Elger was sentenced at Winchester Crown Court for two arson charges for the two attacks on the M3 motorway in September 2017.The second incident caused the motorway to be closed at Winchester for 11 hours leading to major delays and causing £40 million damage to the economy.The 17-year-old was also sentenced for eight burglary and two blackmail charges against top public school Winchester College which he attended as a boarder and two charges of theft from a supermarket.Judge Keith Cutler sentenced Elger to the prison term with an extended licence of four-and-a-half years. Thee M3 motorway was closed for nearly 12 hours after the "flammable material" was thrown from a bridge onto the carriageway  If someone had taken avoiding action and swerved into another vehicle someone could have been killedTessa Hingston, prosecution lawyer She added: “The risk of really serious harm was great; if someone had taken avoiding action and swerved into another vehicle someone could have been killed and that was a realistic possibility.”Robert Morris, defending, said doctors had ruled out personality disorder or psychotic illness and said his actions had been caused by “immaturity and being upset by his parents’ divorce, leaving his school and support networks”.He said he had been a “kind and gentle” child who was “playing up to a bad boy character he had created for himself”. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Danish girls win U19 EURO 2015

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The Danish women’s junior team won the gold medal at the European Championship 2015 in Valencia, Spain. The bronze girls from the U18 World Championship last year in Macedonia, beat Russia 29:26 (13:10) in the match for the gold.Sweden won bronze against Hungary 25:24.MVP and All-star Team announcedMost Valuable PlayerDjurdjina Jaukovic (MNE) Top Scorer & MVPAll-star teamTonje Haug Lerstad (NOR) – GoalkeeperMaitane Etxeberria (ESP) Right WingMarianna Egorova (RUS) Left WingEmily Bölk (GER) Left BackYaroslava Frolova (RUS) Centre BackCeline Lundbye Kristiansen (DEN) Right BackMaitane Etxeberria (ESP) Right WingSara Trier Hald (DEN) Line PlayerSofia Hvenfelt (SWE) Best DefensiveFinal rankings:1. Denmark2. Russia3. Sweden4. Hungary5. Germany6. Norway7. Montenegro8. Spain9. France10. Romania11. Serbia12. Croatia13. Belarus14. Portugal15. FYR Macedonia16. Lithuania ← Previous Story Dragan Adzic to lead ŽRK Budućnost until 2020! Next Story → IHF launches IHF Beach Handball Trophy read more

Heres What Happened Today Sunday

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first_imgBitcoin prices have plunged since China started to crack down on the digital currency. [Mashable]Thinking about buying a tablet? Here’s our guide to the best – and worst – features of some of the most popular tablets out there.PARTING SHOTDavid Simon is the creator of visceral dramas about American society including The Wire, The Corner and Treme. In this edited extract from a recent speech, he describes how America has been completely divided in its economics and politics and tries to pinpoint what has gone wrong. [Observer]Here’s what happened yesterday > The ESB strike has been averted after management and unions reached an agreement.A probe has started into allegations that some gardaí made fraudulent pay claims.Gerry Adams has challenged other party leaders to a debate on the past.A human skull has been found in Meath.Two motorcyclists have died in separate crashes on Ireland’s roads today.The Garda Commissioner wants to stop documents about Sophie Toscan Du Plantier from being released. [RTÉ]There’s no love lost between Pat Rabbitte and Colm Keaveney judging by these comments.The number of families losing their home in Dublin has doubled.Joan Burton says changes to maternity benefit won’t stop mothers from wanting to work.INTERNATIONALMembers of a choir pray at a mass in memory of Nelson Mandela at the Regina Mundi church, which became one of the focal points of the anti-apartheid struggle, in Soweto, Johannesburg today. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis). #PROTEST: Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets of Kiev in a giant pro-EU demonstration.#SLAVERY: Three men, believed to be victims of slavery, have been rescued by police in Bristol.#MADIBA: Some 60 heads of state and government will attend Nelson Mandela’s memorial or funeral in the coming days. [BBC]#AWKWARD: UK politicians aren’t happy about their 11 per cent pay rise – but there’s not a lot they can do about it.INNOVATION NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news.Thousands of pro-EU protesters turn out at a rally in Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine today (AP Photo/Andrew Kravchenko)IRELANDlast_img read more

SPOILERS: WWE Smackdown taping results to air 3/10/16

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first_img WhatsApp Ronda Rousey Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WWEs Miz and Maryse Expecting Second Child Pinterest Now Playing Up Next WWE Smackdown Results – 9/10/19 (The Undertaker returns, Clash of Champions build) Shawn Michaels The following was taped on Tuesday night in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.WWE Smackdown taping results for March 10, 2016:* Sami Zayn & Neville def. WWE Intercontinental Champion Kevin Owens & The Miz.* Brie Bella def. Summer Rae.* Sheamus & King Barrett def. The Lucha Dragons.* Dean Ambrose, Dolph Ziggler & The Usos def. The Wyatt Family.Source: PWTorch.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:01Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:29 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 Twitter Why WWE’s The Miz Won’t Stop Talking About His Newborn Daughter Cesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The Bar WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Winscenter_img Videos Articles Google+ SPOILERS: 9/5 Impact TV Tapings from Las Vegas to air on Pursuit and Twitch Videos Articles Facebook Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Big changes reportedly made to WWE RAW and Smackdown Live writing teams Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollinslast_img read more

Will CM Punk show up at ALL IN, Goldberg on if he was asked…

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first_img Google+ During a recent episode of Wrestleview International Desk #314, Darragh O’Connor and Brin O’Rourke discussed the possibility of former WWE star CM Punk showing up at ALL IN this September. As many are aware, Punk lives in Chicago where ALL IN takes place.You can check out the clip above.Goldberg on if he was asked to wrestle at WrestleManiaChris Featherstone of DigitalSpy.com is featuring an interview with WWE Hall of Famer Bill Goldberg where he shoots down a rumor that he was invited to participate in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania 34 this year.“Absolutely not, and I don’t know where that came from. But, when I read it online was the first I ever heard of it.”When asked if he would have entertained an invite to get back in the ring one more time at WrestleMania, Goldberg said he would have considered it.“If they did, they didn’t eloquate it to me. Uh, I don’t think so. I mean, let’s be perfectly honest, if they did, they would have asked me to be involved, and then I would have had to consider it. Man, it’s a tough, tough deal for me, because even if I was offered something, you know you have to take your legacy into consideration and it’s how I came back after such a long period of time and what happened, I just don’t know how it could get much better than that. To be able to share it with my family, to be able to come back and have at least one or two people remember who I was, and actually cheer for me, it was a very humbling experience. I’ll forever be indebted to Brock and to Vince McMahon for bringing me back and giving me that opportunity.” Twitter Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest WWE celebrates Smackdown’s 20th anniversary on the first episode on FOX on October 4 Wrestleview Live #63: Reviewing and discussing SummerSlam 2019 from Toronto WWE SummerSlam Results – 8/11/19 (Lesnar vs. Rollins, Kingston vs. Orton, Goldberg returns)last_img read more

BNSF replacing bridge over Washougal River

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first_imgReplacement of a century-old railroad bridge over the Washougal River is part of a $235 million capital plan for its Washington rail system, BNSF Railway officials announced Thursday.The money will go toward expanding rail capacity as well as maintaining and upgrading track facilities.The Washington portion of the work is part of a billion-dollar capital plan along BNSF Railway’s Northern Corridor between the Pacific Northwest and Chicago.Some of the maintenance work was recently completed in the Columbia River Gorge, while work on one upcoming Clark County project — the Washougal River bridge — begins this year and could extend into early 2016.Replacing the railroad bridge is budgeted at about $10 million, BNSF Railway spokesman Gus Melonas said.The 550-foot-long bridge, which is in Camas, was built in 1908; it has been upgraded over the years.The track will not close for the project; the construction work will be done around the daily train traffic, Melonas said. The bridge replacement will be finished in late 2015 or early 2016, he said.Some Vancouver-based crews already have been busy along the Columbia River, east of Vancouver.“Recently, as many as 200 regional track crew personnel working through Vancouver replaced rails and ties through the Columbia River Gorge,” Melonas said.The track replacement near Wishram, about 100 miles east of Vancouver, eliminates part of the soundtrack of rail travel, by the way.“It’s a seamless rail, continuously welded in quarter-mile sections,” Melonas said. “It eliminates the clickety-clack.”Amtrak’s daily Empire Builder trains use that track.Vancouver-based workers also were part of an upgrade project that started Wednesday on the Oregon side, Melonas said.BNSF also will make an investment in personnel in Vancouver, hiring about 100 new train crew members, track workers and signal and mechanical personnel, Melonas said.last_img read more

A Captcha Alternative for Publishers

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first_imgAs if there weren’t enough distractions on the Web, captchas have long caused annoyance for both Internet consumers and content creators. Meredith Corp. found an alternative for weeding out bots and quantifying consumer interaction with Solve Media, a performance-based brand advertising business.Solve’s product portfolio includes pre-roll type-in advertising, a model that has readers key in a simple ad message to access content, polls, etc. Meredith’s SVP of digital media Andy Wilson discusses why the publisher began to work with Solve almost two years ago, “We were having problems with spam getting through in a couple of our voting spaces, and we started having to use the captcha; the solution just wasn’t working. Our audience was getting very frustrated, so we decided to give Solve a try.”Though Meredith was concerned there would be a negative audience reaction to the new technology, Wilson says the changes were welcomed by consumers. “It solved our problem, but also gave a better consumer experience. And with that, our engagement rates went up. We ended up with more votes and with more people participating in the program. We also started a new advertising revenue stream,” says Wilson.Ari Jacoby, CEO of Solve Media, says products are sold on a cost per engagement basis. He also says his company is on the premium side of the ad business, “We know that premium advertising is immersive, emotive on the brand side, that delivers the kind of experiences that brands really want, is advertising that we can all really get premium prices on. Premium prices preserve great journalism. Whereas remnant prices, we know what that leads us to.” Wilson further explains Solve’s revenue share model, “So on our site, there will be an advertising message that plays, either in a video or static ad impression, with an slogan and that will be what the user is required to type in to bypass or prove that they are not a computer. So everyone of those you can sell them by Solve, which has been done in the past; or you can sell them on a CPM basis.” The extra dollars are reinforced by audience engagement. According to Wilson, Meredith receives five to seven million “type-ins” on a monthly basis.last_img read more

Kerala man takes up bicycle rally to promote environment

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first_imgKakinada: A youth from Trissur in Kerala Justin Shazi has taken up bicycle rally across the country for protection of environment and ban of plastic bags. The youth who started at his home place on 15th January so far covered Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and reached Kakinada on Friday pedalled 5,000 kilometres so far. Disclosing the details here on Friday the youth said that his aim is to cover 10,000 kilometres creating awareness to public on environment protection and need to ban plastic bags as part of this. Also Read – Telugu Day fete held at DPS Advertise With Us Shazi who met National Green core East Godavari coordinator Kesari Srinivasa Rao at MSN Charities School in Jagannaickpur area in the city disclosed the details of his yatra on environment protection and for ban of plastic bags which are effecting protection of environment. Shazi also spoke to schoolchildren and explained his mission. He said that he will reach Kolkata passing through Madhya Pradesh.last_img read more

Houston Company Wants To Use Blockchain Technology To Improve Health Record System

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first_img 00:00 /03:31 Listen X If you’re into technology, you have probably heard of Blockchain, a digital accounting method for cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin.A Houston company wants to use this technology to create a new universal health record system.For this week’s Bauer Business Focus, we sat down with Khalid “Ken” Parekh, founder and CEO of IT services firm Amsys and founder of its subsidiary Amchart.Click on the play button above to listen to the interview. center_img Ed MayberryKen Parekh founded Amsys in 2003. Its subsidiary Amchart aims to use Blockchain technology to create a patient-controlled health data system To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Sharelast_img read more