first_imgPerpetual’s win over St. Benilde forfeited Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Jeff Horn, left, of Australia and Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines fight during their WBO World welterweight title bout in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, July 2, 2017. Pacquiao lost his WBO welterweight world title to Horn in a stunning, unanimous points decision in the Sunday afternoon bout billed as the Battle of Brisbane in front of more than 50,000 people. (Photo by TERTIUS PICKARD / AP)Some colleagues of Sen. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao expressed their dismay at the results of the recent scoring review conducted by the World Boxing Organization (WBO) that declared Australian Jeff Horn as the clear winner.“Yun ang tingin nila eh, ang tingin ng karamihan hindi,” Sen. Vicente “Tito” Sotto III said in an ambush interview on Tuesday. “Karamihan ng mga komentarista, boxing aficionados, hindi eh. I don’t know what their gauge was.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend (“That’s what they think, but majority of the people disagree with them. Most of the commentators and boxing aficionados disagree with them.”)The WBO re-examined the fight after Pacquiao and Games and Amusement Board, the Philippine government’s sports regulatory body, blasted the referees and the judges and demanded a review after the senator lost in Brisbane on July 2.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsPacquiao said the WBO’s decision no longer surprised him.READ: WBO review rules Horn beat PacquiaoFor his part, Sen. Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara said that the WBO had to uphold its decision because it credibility was at stake.center_img China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Former Sen. Rene Saguisag recently criticized Pacquiao, saying that the boxer-turned-politician continued with his training despite reports that the Maute terrorist group had slipped into Sarangani, Pacquiao’s home province.READ: Ex-Senator Saguisag slams lawmakers for lame stance on martial lawBut Sen. Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes IV believes that Pacquiao succeeded in juggling his duties at the Senate and his boxing career.“Siguro nung congressman siya. Pero ngayon, as a Senator, hindi naman siya naga-absent at present naman siya sa mga investigations. Nagspo-sponsor siya. Nagi-interpellate siya,” Trillanes said in an interview.(“Maybe it was different when he was a congressman. But now, as a senator, he is rarely absent and he is present during investigations. He sponsors, he interpellates.)“He is active, kumpara nga dun sa iba na wala namang second profession, pero hindi niyo naman maririnig yung boses. I believe, ginagampanan niya yung kanyang trabaho,” he added.(“He is active, compared to others who do not have a second profession but you barely hear their voices. I believe that he is able to do his job”.)Sen. Sherwin “Win” Gatchalian also expressed his support towards Pacquiao.“I was rooting for Senator Manny,” Gatchalian said.“Nakita ko yung dedication niya sa trabaho niya and he really tried to manage his time in both the boxing profession and here in the Senate (I saw his dedication in his work),” he added.The topic of the boxer-turned-politician’s retirement from his sports career drew mixed reactions from the senators. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR (“As a friend, I would really advise Senator Manny to think about these two difficult jobs. Senate is not an easy task. The pressure is too great. And he has to really analyze if he could manage these two big responsibilities.”)“So, it’s really up to him now to assess his time and his capability and also the efforts he is putting in these two big responsibilities,” he added. “But it’s really time to assess. Ganitong disruptions sa buhay mag-assess talaga tayo kung ano yung landas na gusto nating puntahan (With disruptions in life like this one we really need to assess what path we would like to follow).” –Airei Kim Guanga, intern /atmSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Siyempre kailangan nila panindigan yung pagkakamali nila,” Angara said. “Once binawi nila yun, magkaka-issue. Yung credibilidad nila apektado.”(“Of course, they have to stand by their mistake. If they retract that decision, there will be issues and their credibility will be affected.”)“Nakakita ka na ba ng WBO na nagsabi na ang dapat nanalo ay yung kabila? I’m not aware of any case or any fight na sinabi nila nagkamali yung mga judges nila,” he added.(“Have you witnessed the WBO say that the winner is the other party? I’m not aware of any case or any fight where they said that their judges were wrong.”)Some senators came to their colleague’s defense when asked to comment regarding the criticisms being thrown at the neophyte senator.ADVERTISEMENT The senators all agreed, however, that Pacquiao’s retirement would be entirely up to him.Sotto encouraged Pacquiao to challenge Horn to a rematch, especially since Pacquiao, Sotto jokingly added, would earn “billion dollars per fight.”Angara, for his part, said that he would “respect” whatever Pacquiao’s decision would be.“Iba yung kondisyon ni Manny. Manny is not an ordinary 39-year-old. Yung katawan niya pang-trenta lang,” Angara said.  “Kung feeling niya kaya niya, rerespetuhin ko yun dahil siya lang nakakaalam talaga kung kaya niya.”(“Manny’s physical condition is different. Manny is not an ordinary 39-year-old. His body is that of a 30-year-old. If he feels that he can still do it, I will respect that because he alone knows if he can still do it.”)Trillanes affirmed that he remained a “boxing fan of Manny” and recalled the time when he was in detention the latter’s fights brought him “joy and pride every time.”“Si Senator Pacquiao lang ang makakasagot niyan – kung kaya niya o hindi na niya kaya. Ako, I believe, kung kaya pa niya, sige lang lumaban pa siya kasi he should continue to make our countrymen proud,” Trillanes said.(“Only Senator Pacquiao can answer that – whether he could still do it or not. For me, I believe that if he could still do it, he should keep fighting because he should continue to make our countrymen proud.”)Gatchalian advised Pacquiao to “really analyze” if he could manage two big responsibilities – being a boxer and being a senator.“As a friend, I would really advise Senator Manny to think about itong dalawang mabigat na trabaho,” Gatchalian said. “Senate is not an easy task. Napakabigat nung pressure. And he has to really analyze kung kaya ba talagang i-manage yung dalawang napakalaking responsibility.” View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

first_imgUnocoin, the first bitcoin trading platform in India, is now the leading Bitcoin Company, with 70K + users, 6k + freelancers and 25+ online merchants using the bitcoin services provided.Unocoins vision is to bring bitcoin to billions. In this context, Unocoin is now offering on every new signup, INR 200/- worth of bitcoin by entering a coupon code UNO200. This enables everyone to get hands on bitcoin and know more about the benefits/services provided by Unocoin. Unocoin makes it super easy for people in India to buy and sell bitcoin, and now with Unocoin PoS app, bitcoin can be used at all the outlets who accept bitcoin with enormous benefits, when compared to the conventional mode of payment. Unocoin completely focuses on digitization using top notch technology like Blockchain, cryptography, etc. The PoS app is exclusively made very easy, aiding with the simple user experience for nontech-savvy merchants to download readily and accept bitcoin for their products and services. Download the app from Play store: Media Contact: Naveen CT +91-9964324264 Head-Business Strategic Alliance, Unocoin Source: Unocoin Technologies Pvt Ltd PRNewswire JSMlast_img read more

first_imgMumbai, Oct 8 (PTI) The QPR South Mumbai Junior Soccer Challenger 2016 championship was inaugurated by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu here today.An initiative by Congress leader Milind Deora, the tournament is being held in association with renowned English Club Queens Park Rangers (QPR). The championship would also serve as a talent hunt for 50 talented youngsters, who will be shortlisted for a coaching clinic after a couple of months from which two children will be selected to train at the QPR Youth Academy, London, for a two week program in 2017, a media release issued here said. This year, the tournament will witness approximately 6400 children from 150 plus schools representing 800 teams and playing close to 1100 matches, it said.Deora, a former union minister, said, “Football is a growing passion amongst todays youth. By organising such championships I hope to provide a platform for the youth to exhibit their football skills.””The championship gives a great platform for students and adds immense value to their life and games. Indian Railways is committed to nurture and encourage sports-persons. We lend our support to the junior champions and are committed to help them to make a career in football and serve India,” Prabhu was quoted as saying in the release. PTI NRB ARS PDS PDSlast_img read more

first_imgJaydev Unadkat’s five-for, which also included a hat-trick in the final over of the innings, helped Rising Pune Supergiant beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 12 runs in a thrilling match on Saturday.Unadkat bowled a 3-wicket maiden in the last over of the match to end with figures of 5/30 from his four overs as Pune brought up their fourth win on-the-trot and handed Hyderabad their first defeat at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad in this season’s Indian Premier League.”Brilliant! To get throught that low-scoring match was outstanding. I am very happy with the result today. I have been doing well in this part of the game, sticking to my strengths and I need to continue it for the team,” Unadkat said after the match.Unadkat also spoke about the backing and advices he gets from the seniors of the team. Dhoni was also seen talking to Unadkat after he picked up the wicket of Bipul Sharma.”I am trying to keep it simple and have the backing of Smith, MS (Dhoni) and Stokesy. We have been having some terrific talks in the meetings and it is good to implement all those in the match,” he said.Unadkat hailed the team effort that Pune have put up where each individual has risen to the occasion from time to time.”All of us have worked hard, all of us have contributed and that’s how you win matches for the team.Unadkat looked forward to Pune’s next game against Delhi Daredevils at Feroz Shah Kotla and said, “I need to adapt to the wickets and we are playing next in Delhi, that would be one of the batting wickets in the tournament and I have to adapt to that wicket. I will then look to perform well on all kinds of wicket.”advertisementPune, after climbing to the second spot in the points table, will be meeting Delhi on May 12.last_img read more

first_imgOnePlus 5 users are now receiving Oxygen software update bumping the software version to OxygenOS 4.5.7. The roll out began from July 31, 2017 and will reach the phones gradually considering it’s an OTA update. It will reach a small percentage of users in a day, and we’ll begin a broader rollout in a few days.The OxygenOS 4.5.7 brings several upgrades the software including the  EIS (Electronic Image Stabilisation) for 4k video recording. EIS adds additional stabilisation  by reducing the shakes and enable smoother video recording. The update also brings standby battery enhancements as part as our on-going optimizations of the OnePlus 5’s battery life.OnePlus 5 users will also get an all new OnePlus Slate font. Please note that this font will not replace the existing font but can be chosen as option from the Font tab under Settings menu.The changelog further includes Wi-Fi connectivity improvements, smoother automatic backlight adjustment and standby battery enhancements. There’s also an updated Android security patch and an updated GMS package.The OxygenOS 4.5.7 also brings few bug fixes like the fixing of the sound being played out in the speakers occasionally when earphones are plugged in. The camera shutter sound bug in silent mode for Indian region has also been fixed. Further there is also a bug fix for the missing sound channels when recording videos.Also Read: OnePlus 5 review: Crazy good phone for crazy good priceOnePlus 5 has been in news for couple of controversies since its launch. Many users have complained that the phone reboots when the emergency call number 911 is dialled. Users also complained of jelly effect seen while scrolling through the screen. However, this controversy later died down with no resolution or explanations from the company .advertisementOnePlus 5 was launched in June with a price tag of Rs 32,999 for the base variant. The smartphone comes in two storage variants- 6 GB RAM with 64GB internal memory and 8GB RAM with 128GB internal memory. The device is powered by Octacore Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor paired with Adreno 540. The OnePlus 5 runs Android 7.1.1 and sports a 5.5 inches screen.last_img read more

first_imgMLS MLS Spotlight: Alex Bono blossoming in goal for record-setting Toronto FC Ives Galarcep @soccerbyives Last updated 1 year ago 04:19 11/30/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Alex Bono MLS Toronto FC 10302017 Vincent Carchietta MLS Toronto United States Toronto v Columbus Crew Columbus Crew The 23-year-old goalkeeper has taken over as TFC’s starting goalkeeper and developed into one of the top shot-stoppers in MLS this year Alex Bono is reaching the tail end of his first full season as a professional starting goalkeeper, but you wouldn’t know it from watching him play. The 23-year-old Toronto FC goalkeeper is one of the youngest shot-stoppers in Major League Soccer, but his relative inexperience didn’t stop him from winning the TFC starting job over established veteran Clint Irwin, and his impressive poise has helped Bono keep it through what is shaping up to be a dream season for him and his team.”He’s confident, but he’s not overconfident,” TFC defender Drew Moor told  Goal when asked what makes Bono so good at such a young age. “He’s not cocky. He’s a very good shot-stopper. He talks a lot, his communication is great. He’s a lot better with his feet than he’s been given credit for up to this point of his career. He’s just a confident young goalkeeper.”Bono doesn’t generate the same headlines than the stars on his record-setting Toronto squad, but you can argue no player has had a bigger role in TFC’s current playoff run. His huge series-saving stop to deny a Bradley Wright-Phillips chance helped TFC hold off the New York Red Bulls, and his quick-reaction save on a Harrison Afful shot from close range helped preserve the shutout in their Eastern Conference finals first-leg draw against the Columbus Crew. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Those are the exact kind of heroics TFC was hoping Bono would one day manage when he was chosen with the sixth overall pick in the 2015 MLS draft. The same qualities that helped him emerge as one of the best young goalkeepers in MLS in a season that saw Toronto FC set a new league record for points.”My goal this year was to make it very difficult for the coaches to take me out of the lineup when I got the opportunity,” Bono told Goal . “That’s how I approach every game, knowing I have to keep performing to keep the job.”Alex Bono MLS Toronto FC 11052017Toronto FC probably wasn’t expecting his rise to first-team starter to come so quickly, but Bono’s rapid ascent began before he was drafted. It started during Bono’s junior season at Syracuse University, where he was in his third year as a starter and earning interest as a Generation adidas target. Bono eventually left school after that season to sign with MLS, but not only did he wind up being a high draft pick in 2015, he also earned a surprising call-up to the U.S. national team camp as part of a squad that included the U-23 players coach Jurgen Klinsmann was looking at ahead of Olympic qualifying.”It was wild and it went by really quickly,” Bono said of the whirlwind months before he joined TFC. “I remember I was on my way to the MAC Hermann (Award) ceremony and I get a call from Klinsmann. I thought it was a prank at first.”All of a sudden I’m in a locker room sitting across from some of the same veterans who were in the World Cup the summer before.”The high of earning a USMNT call-up was soon followed by the low of facing the reality of being a rookie goalkeeper. He wasn’t going to challenge for first-team minutes in his first year, but TFC decided it was better to have Bono play with its USL affiliate, TFC II, to gain experience. “Your first thought is it’s disappointing,” Bono said. “You have expectations for yourself, and I believe every player should have high expectations for themselves their rookie year, but then it’s on them to adjust and accommodate accordingly to what the team view is of them.Alex Bono TFC MLS 5102017“They wanted me to be part of the USL team and get experience and get minutes, and they were valuable minutes,” Bono added. “I learned a lot in that first year with TFC II. Just being hard-nosed and being able to deal with the adversity that getting sent down would give somebody.”The reality is Bono wasn’t ready for the first team when he arrived, but the year spent with TFC II helped put him on the fast track.”When he first came in he still had the physique of a college kid. Kind of probably just hanging out and doing his thing,” TFC goalkeeper coach Jon Conway told Goal . “He didn’t have that professional mindset that he needed to be fit then and capable of the rigors of professional soccer. I think that first year was a huge step for him. It took a while for that to start to kick in for him. I think the commitment was always there, I just think he didn’t realize what it would take. He had the drive to work, and toward the end of that first year he found it. When he came into his second year, you saw the difference.”His mental approach has changed as well,” Conway added. “He got stronger mentally and has been able to deal with the ups and downs.”GFX Alex Bono TFC PS 11292017That much was made clear in 2016, when he was thrust into the starting role after Irwin went down with an injury in the middle of the season. Bono went on a run of 14 straight starts that helped him round out his game even more, and give him the belief he was ready for the starting job full-time, even though Irwin wound up returning and regaining his starting spot through the end of the 2016 regular season and TFC’s run to the 2016 MLS Cup final loss to Seattle.”When I finally got the opportunity to come back up, it had a higher value to me to stay there because I knew what it had been like to be sent down and have a bit of a demotion,” Bono said. “I definitely had a higher value of my time with the first team, and when I was up there for good, it was important for me to not take it for granted.”Though Bono didn’t start in the playoffs last year, he still gained invaluable experience being part of the team through TFC’s run to the final.”MLS Cup wasn’t quite a really exciting game in terms of the action part of it, but just being part of an occasion like that is something I’ll never forget,” Bono said. “Taking that experience with me and just being part of that team is something that gives you experience even though it wasn’t game experience. I gained the experience of being in that scenario, now this year I know what it’s like to be in a full stadium and what that environment is like, and all the things you have to deal with around the games.”That experience has shown in how Bono has carried himself in the playoffs. He has turned in three strong outings in the postseason, and will have a chance to play in, rather than watch, an MLS Cup final if he can turn in one more strong outing Wednesday against Columbus.Bono’s form in 2017 has also thrust his name into the conversation of national team prospects, and with the USMNT in position to experience some turnover at the position, Bono has positioned himself to be in the conversation of top young prospects alongside the likes of Zack Steffen, Ethan Horvath and Jesse Gonzalez.”Being a part of the national team and playing for the national team is the biggest honor you can have, and just to be a part of that program is an ultimate goal of mine,” Bono said. “If you take care of business with your club team, the national team will come along with that.”Bono isn’t spending a ton of time thinking about the national team though. One thing you notice when talking to him is that he’s very grounded and mature for a young goalkeeper in what is still just his third season as a professional. As impressive as he has been this year, he is still growing as a player, and still has room to develop.”We’re still in the foundation stages of his career,” Conway said. “At this point he’s got 50-something games in his career between first team and USL, so we’re still building the foundation of his career. In terms of his consistency, that’s part of the process and he’s been excellent this year.”He’s had some games where he could have done better on some goals, and he understands that and he puts the stuff that we discuss into action in the next game.”TFC will be banking on Bono’s next games being as good as his recent playoff performances. If he can deliver that, Bono could head into 2018 with an MLS Cup and a call-up to the USMNT that won’t be a surprise this time.last_img read more

first_img Reuters ManamaMarch 29, 2019UPDATED: March 29, 2019 15:22 IST Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel has won four times including the last two in a row. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSFerrari drivers finished fourth and fifth in the season-opening Australian GPFerrari have the best record of any team in Bahrain with six winsVettel led a front-row lockout in Bahrain qualifying last year, followed by a winSebastian Vettel believes pre-season favourites Ferrari have worked out why they lacked pace in Formula One’s Australian opener but he stopped short on Thursday of promising a resurgence in Bahrain.The German and new team mate Charles Leclerc were surprisingly slow around Melbourne’s Albert Park circuit two weeks ago, finishing fourth and fifth nearly a minute behind the Mercedes of race winner Valtteri Bottas.That prompted much head-scratching back at the team’s Maranello headquarters, especially after Ferrari had lit up the timing screens in winter testing.In 2018, Sebastian Vettel won in Bahrain in the Ferrari SF71HThis weekend, him and @Charles_Leclerc will go for the win in the SF90Take a closer look at the evolution #F1 #BahrainGP 1 (@F1) March 28, 2019″The last couple of weeks have been very intense,” Vettel told reporters at Bahrain’s Sakhir desert track.”I think we have some answers but, as always, you never get all the answers because we never get the chance to go back and repeat.”I think we are not in a position to be able to make promises. The truth is that we need to wait and see.”Ferrari have the best record of any team in Bahrain with six wins. Vettel, the most successful driver there, has won four times including the last two in a row.| Sebastian Vettel: We should be stronger than we were in Melbourne.#BahrainGP #Seb5 #ForzaSeb Vettel #5 (@sebvettelnews) March 28, 2019Ferrari also arrived in Bahrain last year with questions about their pace but Vettel led a front-row lockout in qualifying, followed by a win. He also seized pole position at the next two races.advertisementThe German is hopeful Ferrari’s performance this year in Melbourne, with Albert Park regarded as an outlier circuit, will again be a one-off.”There’s always some lessons – some were about the set-up, others were about the (circuit) configuration,” said the four-times world champion.”You throw everything in the mix and we have reason to believe we should be stronger here, but I don’t want to put a number to it.”Leclerc echoed those comments.”We expect to be more competitive,” said the Monegasque. “We will only see here whether it was only track specific or if there is something else, but I am pretty confident in the package we have.”Also Read | Formula One: Sebastian Vettel’s fifth Ferrari season draws Michael Schumacher comparisonsAlso Read | Excited Sebastian Vettel can’t wait to try impressive new Ferrari carAlao Read | Formula One: Ferrari say wheel rim issue caused Sebastian Vettel’s testing crashAlso Watch | Sebastian Vettel breaks Ferrari’s F1 drought with victory at Australian Grand PrixFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byRoshni Tags :Follow Bahrain GPFollow Sebastian VettelFollow Scuderia FerrariFollow Formula One Ferrari not in a position to make promises: Sebastian Vettel ahead of Bahrain GPFerrari have the best record of any team in Bahrain with six wins. Vettel, the most successful driver there, has won four times including the last two in a row.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

first_imgPortez l’esprit des Jeux sur votre manche et sur votre chapeau, sur votre foulard et sur votre veste aussi. La Société hôtesse des Jeux du Canada de 2011 à Halifax présente son programme Les vendredis, Jeux m’habille pour encourager la population d’Halifax et de la Nouvelle-Écosse à porter les vêtements des Jeux tous les vendredis et ce, jusqu’aux Jeux en février. Les entreprises et les organisations sont invitées à participer à ce programme en se procurant des vêtements des Jeux, ou en partageant les coûts de ceux-ci, et en soutenant les employés qui portent les vêtements des Jeux les vendredis. Les organisations qui s’inscriront pour devenir des supporteurs officiels des vêtements des Jeux pourront recevoir des rabais et auront la chance d’obtenir des vêtements des Jeux en récompense. Le lancement du programme coïncide avec l’ouverture de la Boutique 02.2011, à Barrington Place Shops, qui commencera la vente des articles des Jeux le samedi 11 décembre. Il est également possible de se procurer les vêtements des Jeux dans les magasins Zellers de Bayers Lake et du Mic Mac Mall, ainsi qu’en ligne au Pour vous inscrire en tant que supporteur officiel des vêtements des Jeux et pour faire une commande de groupe, veuillez envoyer un courriel à Mike Ross,, ou communiquer avec lui par téléphone, 902-579-8608. Les Jeux d’hiver du Canada de 2011 seront le plus important événement multisports jamais tenu à Halifax et les premiers Jeux d’hiver du Canada pour la ville. Du 11 au 27 février, plus de 2 700 athlètes prendront part à des compétitions dans plus de 20 sports, attirant ainsi des milliers de visiteurs, de dignitaires, d’officiels et de membres des médias. Organisés tous les deux ans, alternant entre l’été et l’hiver, les Jeux du Canada sont un événement capital pour le développement des jeunes athlètes du pays en les préparant à devenir les champions de demain, que ce soit au plan national, international ou olympique.last_img read more

first_imgOTTAWA – The Trudeau government is planning to spend billions more on the navy’s four wayward submarines to keep them operating into the 2030s.The plan to extend the lives of the troubled vessels is included in the Liberals’ new defence policy and comes following calls from senior naval officers to save the controversial ships from the scrap heap.The actual price of the plan was not revealed in the policy document, which was released to much fanfare last week, and National Defence refused to provide a price tag following multiple requests.That is despite assertions from the Liberal government that the defence policy was fully costed and following promises of full transparency when it came to the overall plan.“Detailed costing will be provided in the Defence Investment Plan to be published in due course,” National Defence spokesman Daniel Le Bouthillier said in an email.Defence sources, however, have told The Canadian Press that keeping the submarines in the water for another decade will cost upwards of $2.5 billion.Without upgrades, the first of the submarines will reach the end of its life in 2022, according to documents obtained last year through Access to Information, with the last retired in 2027.Some have questioned the wisdom of spending more money on the four vessels, which have been plagued with problems since Canada bought them used from Britain in 1998.While the Chretien government said at the time that it was getting a bargain by paying only $750 million, the ships have required constant repairs and upgrades just to make them seaworthy for a limited time.And while a number of experts have called for Canada look to purchase new submarines, rather than upgrading the ones it has, others have said the country doesn’t need such expensive vessels.Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan this week emphasized the Liberal government’s view, previously expressed by senior naval officials, that subs are necessary for protecting Canada’s security and sovereignty.“No other platform in the Canadian Armed Forces can do what a submarine can do,” Sajjan said during an event in Halifax on Monday.“No other platform has the stealth, the intelligence-gathering, surveillance and reconnaissance capability and the deterrence to potential adversaries that a sub does.”Sajjan added that the government decided upgrading the existing subs — HMCS Chicoutimi, Victoria, Corner Brook and Windsor — was more “prudent” than purchasing new vessels.The Liberals promised in their defence policy to invest an additional $62 billion in the military over the next 20 years, which includes increasing annual defence spending by 70 per cent over the next decade.A large chunk of that new money will end up going towards replacing the navy’s 12 frigates and three recently retired destroyers with 15 new warships at a cost of between $56 billion and $60 billion.Previous estimates had pegged the cost of those vessels at $26 billion.The four submarines continue to generate headlines for the wrong reasons, with the most recent Thursday when HMCS Chicoutimi was hit by another naval vessel while docked at CFB Esquimalt in B.C.But Rob Huebert, an expert on maritime security at the University of Calgary, said the other three have been involved in a variety of tasks and mission in recent months — even if most Canadians don’t realize it.“The very nature of what they do means that (the military) can’t talk about it,” he said.“They’re actually exceeding what the navy was expecting them to do in terms of time at sea, interdiction of drugs and co-operation with the Americans. You can’t talk about any of that, but it is occurring.”Rather than extend the lives of the submarines, Huebert said he would have liked to see the government start looking for replacements, but that wasn’t possible given the huge costs of replacing the frigates.“What we saw was the defence review was an intelligent decision to do what was necessary to lengthen the life of the subs while making sure the (new warships) are built,” he said.– Follow @leeberthiaume on Twitter.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: Senior AAP leader Sanjay Singh met the Delhi Police commissioner Amulya Patnaik at Police Headquarters at ITO on Monday and demanded security review for Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who was attacked recently in a public rally in Motinagar.Speaking to reportes Sanjay Singh said that they have given a demand letter to the Police chief for the necessary action. Raising concerns over the increasing attacks on Arvind kejriwal, Singh said that the Chief Minister has been atacked multiple times which is an area of concern. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehicles”Delhi CM has been attacked 9 times, this is not normal, who would be held responsible if something unfortunate happens with him? We have asked the Commissioner to analyse his security,” Sanjay Singh said. Sanjay also said that the family of the accused man has already confessed that they have an inclination towards the BJP so there is no question of this man being a part of AAP. He also attacked both Congress and BJP for accusing AAP of self-staging the attack. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: Javadekar”Rahul Gandhi’s silence on the issue is also questionable when almost all are condemning the attack on Delhi CM,” Sanjay Singh said. Asked why did the police say that the accused belong to AAP, Sanjay Singh took a jibe at Delhi Police and said that when the incidents will happen with the protection of the government the language of the police would be like this only. The accused, Suresh, has been booked under the relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and has been sent to 2 days of judicial custody.last_img read more

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook is nominating to its board of directors a PayPal executive who recently served as finance chief of the charitable organization run by CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan.Peggy Alford would be the first African American woman to serve on Facebook’s board. Her naming follows pressure from civil rights groups on the company to diversify its board.Meanwhile, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and former White House chief of staff Erskine Bowles are stepping down from Facebook’s board. Both served since 2011. Hastings leaves Facebook as the social media company is getting increasingly into video offerings, potentially competing with Netflix.Disney CEO Bob Iger, however, said earlier Friday that he’s not leaving Apple’s board, despite both companies now streaming video.The Associated Press read more

An all-new hatchback model to be manufactured at Nissan’s Sunderland plant from 2014 will contribute to the creation of more than 3,000 jobs. It follows the company’s announcement at last month’s Geneva Motor Show that it will manufacture another all-new B-segment vehicle, INVITATION, from next year.Nissan makes major £127m investment in its Sunderland plant.Project secures £8.2m from the government’s Regional Growth Fund.Annual production set to reach half a million units.The new medium hatchback confirmed for production today will create an additional 225 jobs at Nissan and 900 at component companies supplying Nissan in the UK. Alongside production of the INVITATION scheduled for next year, the announcement creates more than 3,000 new jobs – 625 at Nissan, the remainder across the UK automotive supply chain.Manufacturing capacity for the new model will be around 80,000 units each year and will require an extra shift to be created at the Sunderland plant. Both production lines will operate ‘around the clock’ for the first time in the facility’s 26-year history.Investment in recent years at the Sunderland plant now exceeds £900m, and includes the introduction of the 100% electric Nissan LEAF in 2013, the Juke launch, the construction of a battery plant and the replacement Qashqai crossover.Paul Everitt, Chief Executive, SMMT, said, “Nissan’s investment in Sunderland is great news for the industry and the broader economy. Nissan’s commitment to the UK demonstrates the growing strength and global competitiveness of our sector and with new jobs being created at the plant and in the supply chain it shows the broader economic impact of today’s news. Manufacturing is at the heart of the recovery and with long term investments being made throughout the automotive sector, it will play an increasingly important role in the UK economy.”Nissan Chief Operating Officer, Toshiyuki Shiga, said, “In Europe Nissan has achieved record growth in recent years by providing innovative, customer-focused models like Qashqai and Juke,” he continued, “I would also like to thank the UK government for its strong and sustained support which allows us to make significant investment in our Sunderland plant.”Prime Minister, David Cameron, who made the announcement with Toshiyuki Shiga during a visit to Japan, commented, “It is fantastic news that Nissan will be building their new hatchback model in the UK. It’s proof of the strength and vitality of the British manufacturing industry.”More details of the new model, including naming, pricing, engine line-up and equipment levels will be released in the course of the new model’s launch programme.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

first_imgABB, the power and automation technology group, has released an updated version of its System 800xA Minerals Library. The latest version adds functionalities for advanced analogue loop control, further facilitating the engineering processes and widening the scope of visible information to improve the situation awareness for operators.“This solution update focuses on improving the operator’s ability to monitor, analyse and efficiently control safe production,” said Eduardo Gallestey, Global Technology Manager at ABB. “The next generation of Minerals Library builds upon our long history of helping our customers use the latest technology and tools to optimise their operations. Leading global mining and cement companies have relied on this software solution for more than 15 years as a key element of their plant operation to reduce downtime and maximise production performance.”The new Minerals Library 6.0/0 features:With the new loop control connection (LCC), the Minerals Library applies the successful concept of “intelligent objects talking to each other” to the world of loop control. The consistent linking between objects enables engineers to design complex control concepts with a standardised structured approach. The actual control strategy and dependencies between objects are directly visualised on the operator interface.LCC is available for all existing loop control blocks as well as for the newly added loop control blocks for actuators, ratio, split-range and adaptive PID (proportional integral derivative) control. These elements deliver powerful out of the box functionalities ready to be used on a broad array of advanced control challenges.The interlock status viewer provides an improved user interface to support efficient fault-finding and displays more information like time to trip to enable the transformation from reactive to proactive plant operation.The group step viewer shows all steps of a group sequence in a format easy to understand by operators. It raises awareness of potential changes in the process before starting a group sequence.The detailed status viewer for engineers and maintenance teams provides an innovative view that shows a global, functional representation of the process, all in the same chart. The detailed status report of its assets and the abnormal situations all in the same chart. This helps provide information needed for quick analysis and action to resolve issues.ABB’s System 800xA Minerals Library is a suite of object-oriented software control modules, which make it possible to design process control and power applications in an efficient and fully-parameterised manner. Successfully operating in more than 450 cement and mining sites worldwide, the technology increases standardisation, functionality and quality of process control software over the complete life cycle of a production facility. “This minimises downtime caused by abnormal situations and allows cement and mining industry customers to operate and maintain the production process and assets most efficiently.”last_img read more

first_imgLes oméga 3 pour lutter contre la dépressionUne deuxième étude sur la question vient confirmer le lien étroit que l’on peut trouver entre les graisses alimentaires et les syndromes dépressifs. Cette fois, les effets bénéfiques des oméga 3 sont mis en avant.Sciences et avenir fait part de recherches franco-espagnoles qui montreraient un lien entre un régime alimentaire faible en oméga 3 et des comportements dépressifs et anxieux.À lire aussiBoulimie : définition, causes, conséquences, de quoi s’agit-il ?Les oméga 3, des acides gras polyinsaturés, ne peuvent être présents que par l’alimentation car le corps est incapable de les synthétiser lui-même. Ils se retrouvent en grande quantité dans les poissons gras comme le saumon, par exemple.L’étude qui a été réalisée sur des souris montre que les animaux qui avaient une nourriture faible en oméga 3, en plus de leurs troubles comportementaux, présentaient une modification cérébrale du cortex préfrontal et du noyau accumbens montrant une plasticité réduite. “Nos résultats peuvent maintenant corroborer les études cliniques et épidémiologiques qui ont montré des associations entre un déficit en oméga-3 et les troubles de l’humeur”, expliquent les scientifiques dont les travaux sont publiés dans Nature Neuroscience. Toutefois, ils doivent confirmer ce qui reste une hypothèse en menant des études complémentaires.Le 1 février 2011 à 08:48 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgBretagne : une jeune fille décède d’une méningite foudroyanteDans la nuit de dimanche à lundi, une jeune fille de 16 ans est décédée d’une méningite foudroyante après avoir été conduite à l’hôpital de Vannes. Celle-ci, originaire des Côtes d’Armor était en vacances dans un camping à Carnac. Deux autres cas ont été recensés mais n’ont pas de lien direct avec l’adolescente.C’est un nouveau cas de méningite que vient tout juste de révéler l’Agence régionale de santé (ARS) de Bretagne. Alors qu’elle séjournait dans un camping à Carnac, une jeune fille de 16 ans originaire des Côtes d’Armor, est décédée à l’hôpital de Vannes des suites d’une méningite foudroyante. “Cela ressemblait à une insolation. Elle avait juste mal à la tête. Ses proches ne se sont pas inquiétés”, témoigne Pierre-Yves Airiaud, le gérant du camping, cité par Le Télégramme.À lire aussiCerveau, Alzheimer et nucléaire, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 26 aoûtDepuis le décès, l’Agence régionale de santé se charge donc de contacter toutes les personnes qui ont été en contact avec la jeune fille, et présentant ainsi un risque de contamination. Plus précisément, cela concerne toute personne “ayant été en contact avec la victime pendant plus d’une heure, à moins d’un mètre, dans les dix derniers jours précédents les premiers symptômes”. Selon les premières données, 15 individus à risque, essentiellement des amis de l’adolescente, ont été identifiés. Mais ceux-ci sont “désormais hors de danger” a précisé la Préfecture qui indique que les personnes doivent suivre un traitement antibiotique de 48 heures et peuvent se faire vacciner si elles le souhaitent. De même, l’ARS n’a pas jugé nécessaire de fermer le camping qui accueillent près de 2.500 vacanciers : “Le méningocoque est un germe très fragile qui ne survit pas dans le milieu extérieur ni sur les objets, ni sur les surfaces. La contamination ne peut donc pas se faire par ces derniers. Il n’y a pas lieu de désinfecter des locaux”.D’autres cas identifiésSuite à ce premier cas de méningite, deux autres malades ont été identifiés. Il s’agit d’une femme de 78 ans, originaire de la région de Loudéac, toujours en Bretagne, et d’un enfant fréquentant le centre de loisirs de Concarneau. Mais il ne semble y avoir aucun lien direct avec le décès de l’adolescente, dans la mesure où les analyses ont détecté chez la femme un méningocoque de sérogroupe différent de celui identifié après le décès. Par ailleurs, les jours de la femme ne sont pas en danger, selon les médecins.Le 3 août 2011 à 10:06 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_imgUne clé USB à verrouillage vocalLe site Hammacher propose une clé USB dotée d’un logiciel de reconnaissance vocale, qui ne donne accès aux données que s’il reconnaît l’utilisateur.Hammacher est un site de vente en ligne qui propose plus que son lot de gadget, sans connotation péjorative dans ce mot. Sa trouvaille est ici une clef USB de 8 Go, espace plutôt réduit de nos jours, et seulement en USB 2.0, mais avec un verrou tout à fait original. Hammacher le vante même comme « la seule clé USB avec authentification par la voix ».À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Via le petit microphone intégré, il accède à la voix de l’utilisateur et analyse « les fréquences spécifiques et les nuances de la voix de son propriétaire » (techniquement, un spectre en fréquence.) Aucune installation n’est nécessaire, il suffit de brancher la clé. Il est toutefois logique que l’utilisateur dût s’identifier la première fois. En cas de gorge enrouée, il existe une « autre entrée sécurisée », qui n’est pas précisée, mais qui doit à priori être un mot de passe. Ce n’est sans doute pas la clé la plus sécurisée de toutes, mais pour les curieux, cet achat lèsera votre budget de 50 euros.Le 30 avril 2012 à 10:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_img This $5.5 Million ‘Livable Yacht’ Lets You Ride Out Climate ChangeThis Futuristic Mini Yacht Fits 12 People and Travels Up to 70 MPH Is this the new ‘Tesla of the Seas”? Silent-Yachts, producer of the world’s first and only ocean-going, solar-electric production catamarans, have unveiled its new completely solar-powered super yacht — and it travels in pure silence.The Silent 80 uses silent electric propulsion and has unlimited range without emitting noise or fumes and minimal vibration. It boasts 70 solar panels, electric motors, and the same lithium batteries the power Tesla electric cars.Photo Credit: Silent-YachtsThe 80-foot yacht can accommodate up to ten guests in five cabins and costs around $5 million, according to the Daily Mail. And because it has no need for a diesel engine room and fuel tanks, the Silent 80 has enough space on board to hold an amphibious car and its own gyrocopter.Designers of the Silent 80 say that as a completely self-sufficient vessel, it could travel an unlimited distance, only docking for food, drink and other supplies.In case of prolonged dark skies, there is a backup diesel generator that can power the craft by itself. And itcan also be used to charge the lithium batteries to keep fuel usage to a minimum, the Daily Mail reported.Photo Credit: Silent-YachtsAccording to the Silent-Yachts website, the solar panels come with a 25 year warranty, while the battery banks come with a 10 year guarantee.And of course, style matters, so the super yacht also looks super slick.“What I tried to achieve is an interesting Italian design, sophisticated and refined. This is a nice-looking yacht that meets efficiency,” designer Marco Casali told SuperYacht Times.Photo Credit: Silent-YachtsThe yacht is built using vacuum-bagged resin and can reach a top speed of up to 18 knots. At 7 knots, the Silent 80 can travel in complete silence and at a range of 100 nm per day.So far, four Silent 80 yachts have been sold and due for delivery in 2020.More on $380,000 Jet-Powered Flying Motorcycle Is Now Available for PreordersThis $5.5 Million Livable Yacht Lets You Ride Out Climate ChangeFuturistic Mini Yacht Fits 12 People and Travels Up to 70 MPH Stay on targetlast_img read more

first_imgFormer Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood believes Unai Emery must keep Mesut Ozil on side at Arsenal and advised him to tell him whatever he needs to hear – even if it’s not trueThe German playmaker has missed Arsenal’s last four games after coming off with a knee problem at half-time in the club’s 1-1 Boxing Day draw at Brighton.Gunners boss Emery has previously also left out Ozil from his matchday squad for “tactical reasons”, but Sherwood believes the Spaniard would be well advised to not “burn any bridges” with Arsenal’s highest earner.“Surely he has to get Ozil on side? He’s one of his best players,” Sherwood told Sky Sports.“You can’t burn bridges with a player who is on £350,000 a week and is sitting there doing nothing.“You have to get him on side and get him on the pitch and do his best to make the team better.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira are good at what they do, but they cannot see the pass like Ozil.“Get him on side again, talk to him, get your arm around him and tell him what he needs to be told, even if you mean it or you don’t, you tell him and make him feel like he’s the main man, because Ozil on form is better than anything that Arsenal have got.“Not only that, he is eating away at that wage bill, it’s wasted money if he’s not on the pitch. Get him on the pitch.“It might be against your principles, but if you want to get results you are better with him in the team than without him in the team.”Ozil has managed three goals and one assist in 13 Premier League games this season.last_img read more

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski took advantage of the sunny weather to mark Palm Sunday.The archbishop blessed the palms outside of the Cathedral of Saint Mary in Miami before celebrating Mass.Also known as Sunday of the Passion, Palm Sunday is the Sunday before Easter and marks the beginning of Holy Week.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img