Bradley Beal’s scoring barrage propels Wizards past 76ers

first_imgLATEST STORIES MOST READ Jimmy Butler added 23 points, and Ben Simmons had 15 points and 10 rebounds for Philadelphia. A night after hitting more than half of their 31 attempts from beyond the arc, the 76ers shot 8 of 27 from 3-point range, going 3 of 20 in the first three quarters.“The combination of not being able to make some shots, the turnovers creating a lot of their offensive looks was too hard to overcome,” 76ers coach Brett Brown said.Philadelphia cut what had been a 26-point deficit in the third quarter down to 12 in the fourth on the possession that followed Embiid’s charge.Beal answered by individually outscoring the visitors 14-5 to make it 116-95 with 4:22 left. He shot 6 of 11 from 3-point range and 13 of 21 overall from the field. Not to mention a gutsy defensive play.“He’s willing to do whatever it takes to win,” Ariza said. “We all see that in him.”ADVERTISEMENT Novak Djokovic, Simona Halep top seeds for Australian Open PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 NOT OTTO SHAPEPorter continued in his current role off the bench, but played 33 minutes in his fifth game since returning from his 10-game injury layoff. That was his most action since Dec. 5, though he insisted his return is still a work in progress.“There is nothing easy about getting back,” he said. “Just getting back in game shape, that is the biggest (thing), getting my second wind.”TAKE IT BACK!Philadelphia has lost six of its eight games in the second game of back-to-back sets. Against Washington, however, Simmons didn’t believe the timing of the game mattered.“I think that was just lack of competitiveness,” Simmons said. “I don’t think we competed.”WHOSE HOUSE?A sizable contingent of 76ers fans made their presence known. That included booing the Wizards’ player introductions and chanting “E-A-G-L-E-S! EAGLES!”TECHNICALLY SPEAKINGWashington picked up two technical fouls during a 32-second stretch early in the third. Thomas Bryant received his for hanging on the rim too long following a dunk, and Jeff Green got the second for arguing. Brown also picked up a tech for arguing a call in the second quarter. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games openingcenter_img LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño TIP-INS76ers: J.J. Redick (back) sat out a second consecutive game, but Brown doesn’t expect his absence to last long. “We’re in sort of hyper-sensitive mode with J.J,” Brown said about his most productive 3-point shooter. “He’s that important.”Wizards: Led 25-20 after the first quarter despite committing seven turnovers. … Porter Jr. played with a sore right hand after injuring it Tuesday night in Philadelphia.UP NEXT76ers: Host Atlanta on Friday night.Wizards: Host Milwaukee on Friday night. Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) dribbles the ball between Philadelphia 76ers guard Landry Shamet (1) and guard Jimmy Butler (23) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, in Washington. The Wizards won 123-106. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)WASHINGTON — After rising off the floor midway through the fourth quarter, Bradley Beal flashed a thankful smile.Washington’s leading scorer had survived the full force of Joel Embiid.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Beal drew the charge from Philadelphia’s brawny center, then went on to score 14 consecutive points and finish with 34, helping the Wizards beat the 76ers 123-106 on Wednesday night for a split of the home-and-home set.“I don’t mind taking charges — I’m a physical player,” Beal said. “But with Jojo, it’s a little different story. He’s a big fella. I’m glad I got a lift in yesterday.”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 starsOtto Porter Jr. added 23 points, his most since returning from a quadriceps injury this month, and Trevor Ariza had 17 to help Washington improve to 4-3 since losing All-Star guard John Wall for the season.Embiid had 35 points and 14 rebounds for the 76ers. They committed 23 turnovers, and had a four-game winning streak end. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertelast_img read more

Arsenal beats Newcastle to moves to 3rd in Premier League

first_imgArsenal’s Aaron Ramsey, center, celebrates scores his side’s first goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Newcastle United at Emirates stadium in London, Monday, April 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)LONDON— Aaron Ramsey’s parting gift to Arsenal might just be helping the club back into the Champions League.Ramsey scored in the 30th minute to set Arsenal on its way to a 2-0 win over Newcastle on Monday, lifting Unai Emery’s team above Tottenham and Manchester United and into third place in the Premier League.ADVERTISEMENT Celtics spoil Dwyane Wade’s final Garden visit Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Arsenal, which was 10 points behind Tottenham at the start of February, is now two points clear of its north London neighbor with seven matches still to play. Fourth-place Tottenham is tied on points with Manchester United in fifth, and Chelsea is a point further back.Arsenal, last ahead of Tottenham at the end of a Premier League round on Dec. 2, could be affected by its involvement in the Europa League. It plays Napoli in the two-legged quarterfinals starting next week.“We are at the most important moment of the season,” Emery said. “We are making progress in the table but we know it is difficult. Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester United are going to win a lot of games.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event His night ended prematurely when he picked up an injury in the 66th minute and immediately signaled to come off.“I think Aaron Ramsey is happy,” Emery said. “He is helping us and is playing with a very good performance and scoring.”At that stage, Newcastle was still in the game despite never seriously threatening Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno, but Lacazette secured the win when he ran onto a header by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and lobbed the ball over goalkeeper Martin Dubravka.Arsenal rose back into the Champions League qualification spots — the league’s top four teams go automatically into Europe’s top competition — and has possibly the most benign set of fixtures of the four teams that are chasing a top-four place behind title challengers Liverpool and Manchester City.“I can feel the difference in the atmosphere from last season,” Lacazette said. “Now we can maybe go to the Champions League.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag LATEST STORIES MOST READ Google Philippines names new country director PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Alexandre Lacazette added the second goal in the 83rd minute in a dominant performance at Emirates Stadium by Arsenal, which has won 10 straight home league games within a single season for the first time since May 1998.Ramsey is leaving Arsenal after 11 years to join Juventus on a free transfer in July. He remains important to Emery, however, and was handed the armband against Newcastle in the absence of regular captain Laurent Koscielny, who was out injured.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsHe thought he had put Arsenal ahead in the 13th minute when he side-footed home a far-post finish after a corner was flicked on at the near post. However, the goal was disallowed because Sokratis Papastathopoulos was tugging the shirt of an opponent.Ramsey got his goal soon after, though. He flicked a pass to Lacazette, who was dispossessed just inside the area. The ball ran loose and Ramsey pounced to send a first-time shot through the legs of Paul Dummett and in off the post from 15 meters. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View commentslast_img read more

In Sushils absence, PWL 3 receives modest response on day 1

first_imgNew Delhi, Jan 9 (PTI) The season three of the Pro Wrestling League got off to a lukewarm start with a modest crowd turnout and top draw Sushil Kumar not making his tournament debut after the opposition blocked the 74kg category.A handful of people who had come to watch the action at the Siri Fort Sports Complex were left disappointed after Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik, representing Mumbai Maharathi, won the toss and took no time in blocking the 74kg category, in which Sushil was to compete for Delhi Sultans.The crowd numbers increased as the tie progressed but still more than half of the 3000 capacity arena was empty.PWL CEO Sunil Yash Kalra felt the turnout would improve as the 18-day league progresses.”I am sure there would have a lot more people if Sushil was competing. But his category was expectedly blocked by the opposition which is the beauty of this format,” Kalra told PTI.”Wrestling is a sport where you are never worried about the crowd support. It has a huge following. I am confident the turnout will only get bigger as the tournament goes on.”There are an unprecedented number of world and Olympic medallists taking part in the league,” he said, adding that 12 Olympic medallists and 24 world championship medallists are participating in the event.With Sushil not stepping on the mat, the headline fight of the evening was between Rio Olympics 65kg champion Soslan Ramonov and reigning 61kg world champion Haji Aliyev. Ramonov won the battle 3-2.advertisementAs far as Indian interest was concerned, Sakshi Malik competed in the 62kg class and won her bout comfortably against Monia Kumari.After seven bouts, Mumbai Maharathi defeated Delhi Sultans 5-2 in the tie.Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore was also present at the venue. PTI BS AH AHlast_img read more

Antonio Conte sacked as Chelsea manager, Maurizio Sarri likely to take over

first_imgChelsea have sacked Italian Antonio Conte as manager after two years at Stamford Bridge.”Chelsea Football Club and Antonio Conte have parted company,” the London outfit said on their website.”During Antonios time at the club, we won our sixth league title and eighth FA Cup. In the title winning season, the club set a then-record 30 wins in a 38-game Premier League season, as well as a club-record 13 consecutive league victories,” Chelsea wrote in the statement.”We wish Antonio every success in his future career.”Conte won the Premier League with Chelsea in his first season after joining in 2016. In his second season, Chelsea won the FA cup but finished fifth in the league.The 48-year-old had one year remaining on his current contract. He had also already taken charge of the club’s pre-season preparations at their Cobham training ground.The former Italy manager is expected to be replaced by former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri.Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis said on Wednesday that the Premier League side were close to securing a deal for Sarri.”Sarri is close to being new Chelsea manager,” De Laurentiis told reporters during the unveiling of new Napoli manager Carlo Ancelotti.”My lawyers are in talks with his (Sarri) lawyers to finalise everything.”Sarri was replaced by Ancelotti in May with the Naples club seeking to end Juventus’ dominance in the league.The 59-year-old Sarri led Napoli to two second-place and one third-place finish in three seasons in charge at the club.(With Reuters inputs)advertisementlast_img read more

Why Clemson’s Fans Rushed The Field vs. Syracuse Today

first_imgA view of Clemson's stadium at night from high up.CLEMSON, SC – SEPTEMBER 3: A general view of the game between the Texas A&M Aggies and the Clemson Tigers at Clemson Memorial Stadium on September 3, 2005 in Clemson, South Carolina. Clemson defeated Texas A&M 25-24. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)On Saturday afternoon, Clemson found itself against the ropes as Syracuse looked to pull of the upset for the second-consecutive season. After losing quarterback Trevor Lawrence in the first half, it looked like the Tigers were in trouble.Then the Clemson offensive line took over and the Tigers ran all over the Syracuse defensive line to win the game by a final score of 27-23. After the game, Clemson – the No. 3 team in the nation – rushed the field.Initially, the fans received flak on social media for rushing the field against an unranked opponent. However, the Tigers faithful does this after every win.According to SB Nation, the move dates back well beyond 2003. It’s called the “Gathering at the Paw.”No. 3 Clemson barely escapes unranked Syracuse and fans rush the field. pic.twitter.com/DzlKCiMtHp— Sporting News (@sportingnews) September 29, 2018Clemson escaped with the win to keep its hopes of an undefeated season and a potential trip to the college Football Playoff alive.Next up for Clemson is a trip to Wake Forest.last_img read more

U.N. Ro-Ro Sold to Turkish Buyers

first_imgU.N. Ro-Ro, bought by KKR in 2007, has experienced business growth in both sales and number of sailings, according to its latest data records.The ferry business covers a strategically important route in the Mediterranean, linking Turkey with Trieste, Italy, on the northern Adriatic and the southern French port of Toulon, allowing truck drivers to cut time and money by circumventing the mountainous Balkan region.The acquisition deal is subject to antitrust clearance from the Ankara-based competition board, according to the sources close to the matter.World Maritime News Staff, August 6, 2014 zoom Turkish private-equity firms Esas Holding AS and Actera Partners LP agreed to buy the local ferry business U.N. Ro-Ro from KKR & Co, after Danish ferry operator DFDS group pulled out from the bidding race.last_img read more

Special forces looks at recruiting off the street amid shifting demands

first_imgOTTAWA — The Canadian Forces is considering whether to start recruiting its elite special-forces soldiers straight off the street rather than forcing them to follow the traditional route of first spending several years in the military.The idea, which is still being debated, comes as Canada’s special-forces units are looking for people with different ethnic and cultural backgrounds and language skills, to operate more effectively around the world.Maj.-Gen. Peter Dawe, commander of the Canadian Special Operations Forces Command, says more diverse special forces would make it easier to make connections in different parts of world, understand the environment, interact with powerbrokers and figure out ways to respond to changing circumstances.At the same time, he said expectations within society are changing as young people look at different opportunities available to them, which requires the Forces to make it as attractive as possible to join.Canada currently has about 2,000 special-forces members, including 120 in Iraq and several smaller teams working in such countries as Belize, Jamaica, Niger and Malaysia.Yet while Australia and the U.S. have used “accelerated” recruiting for their special forces with success, Dawe acknowledges the need to strike a balance to ensure Canada’s elite soldiers are properly inculcated into the military’s structure and culture.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Harper signs agreement with Yukon territorial government

first_imgAPTN National NewsPrime Minister Stephen Harper continues his annual tour of the North.In the Yukon, he’s signed a new resource development sharing deal with the territorial government.The deal was signed at the Minto copper and gold mine.That’s where the Selkirk First Nation holds sub-surface resource rights and the band receives royalties from the mine.The resource sharing agreement will increase mineral revenues for both the Yukon and First Nation governments.But at the Minto mine site, the Selkirk chief said environmental concerns will still be a major priority.last_img read more

Amid reports of continued violence in Libya UN ramps up humanitarian aid

28 February 2011Faced with an exodus of refugees from Libya amid reported violence by President Muammar Al-Qadhafi’s loyalists, potential food and medical shortages and growing insecurity, the United Nations is ramping up aid efforts within the country, along the borders and inside its neighbours. The Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, announced today that the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), which she heads, is rapidly deploying a team to Cairo to reinforce the UN Resident Coordinator in Tripoli, Libya’s capital, and put in place immediately coordination mechanisms.Resident Coordinators are the designated representatives of the Secretary-General for development operations.“The humanitarian arm of the United Nations is taking all measures to ensure that we are prepared for any eventuality,” Ms. Amos told a news conference in New York, noting that OCHA’s new Director of the Coordination and Response Division, John Ging – previously the top UN official in Gaza – is now in Cairo to oversee this process.The crisis in Libya has seen Libyan President Muammar Al-Qadhafi’s government use deadly force in its repression of protesters. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has spoken out, including to the Libyan leader, on the need to stop the violence, respect human rights and heed the aspirations and calls of the demonstrators.In her remarks to the press, Ms. Amos voiced deep concern at “the alarming reports” of continued violence in Libya, citing accounts that civilians including women and children have been gravely injured, with estimates of dead and wounded ranging from hundreds to thousands, while more than 100,000 people have so far fled to neighbouring countries – 61,000 to Egypt, 40,000 to Tunisia, and 1,000 to Niger.The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has deployed teams to Egypt and Tunisia and is working with the Tunisian Government to establish a camp, flying in 10,000 tents and other basic materials over the past weekend. The UN World Health Organization (WHO) has sent trauma and surgical kits to Benghazi, the eastern city held by anti-Qadhafi forces, calling the health situation precarious.“Governments have shown incredible generosity and ordinary people, particularly in Tunisia, have been hosting people in their homes,” Ms. Amos said, calling on Egypt and Tunisia to keep their borders open to those fleeing and on European Union countries also to help.She noted that the majority of people entering Tunisia are Tunisian migrant workers, but the government there has asked for help to respond to the needs of non-Tunisian nationals, amid concerns over the provision of water and sanitation.The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is dispatching staff to the Egyptian and Tunisian borders to assess needs and “do contingency planning for delivering food assistance to people affected by the violence inside Libya, if there is a need and once the security situation allows,” she said.“First-hand accounts from people arriving at the borders mention shortages in food, petrol and medical supplies,” Ms. Amos added. “Libya depends on food imports and could see a potential interruption in its food supply chain due to the unrest.”While there is no clear information on internal population movements inside Libya “there are concerns that Libyans deeper inside the country and in the capital are being prevented from fleeing,” the humanitarian chief said.She added that a primary concern is getting access to Tripoli and neighbouring areas where the security situation is “extremely volatile,” noting that according to reports supplies have managed to get through in Benghazi and the east, where the situation is “almost normal.”“We want to go in to do proper assessments,” Ms. Amos said. “We’re seeing, of course, terrible photographs on our television screens as people are fleeing, but we need to have a proper sense of what the needs are.” read more

UNbacked scheme enables Colombian indigenous groups to sell crafts

9 August 2011Sixty indigenous families in Colombia are selling handicrafts in the capital, Bogotá, to cater to an influx of fans attending the ongoing youth soccer World Cup tournament as part of a United Nations-backed initiative to alleviate poverty. The initiative resulted from a UN Development Programme (UNDP) partnership with Bogotá City Hall, the Colombian Government and the Indigenous Council Mesa Indígena, a civil organization of forcibly displaced indigenous peoples living in Bogotá, according to a press release issued today by UNDP.The indigenous peoples from 19 ethnic groups have been living in extreme poverty in Bogotá after being displaced from their ancestral lands by armed conflict.Many were trained in sales and marketing techniques in recent months, enabling them to better market their handicrafts in hotels and malls in Bogotá during the FIFA Under-20 World Cup, held in several cities across Colombia between 29 July and 20 August.The World Cup has brought an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 foreign tourists to Colombia and they are expected to spend some $100 million in the country, according to the Government.“We are taking advantage of the influx of tourists to boost market entry opportunities for indigenous peoples within the private sector’s inclusive business and corporate social responsibility initiatives,” said Xavier Hernandez, an official with UNDP’s poverty reduction and sustainable development programme.The sale also coincides with the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, which is being marked globally today.Hotels and malls in Bogotá will continue selling indigenous crafts a couple of months after the World Cup as part of UNDP’s Inclusive Economic Development Project. Businesses are also supporting the initiative by buying the materials required to make handicrafts, promoting products in shop windows and providing transport and food.Evelio Rodríguez Martínez, a member of the indigenous Kankuamo people and leader of 19 communities, said the initiative will enable them to earn an income in a dignified way, working with their hands and using the knowledge passed on between generations. read more

Canadas first cannabis competition coming to Calgarys Hempfest Expo

For the fourth year in a row, Calgary will be going to pot during the second weekend in October for the Hempfest Cannabis Expo.This year’s expo, the first since legalization in October 2018, will feature Canada’s first legal cannabis competition, the Hempfest Cup, and organizers’ expectations are high.“What we’re kinda going after is something like the SIP awards in the liquor industry, where craft alcohol producers can send in a bottle and be judged, so that’s what it’s trying to model,” expo organizer Sacha Hockenhull said. “Cannabis producers can now enter a competition that ranks them against each other.”The competition, which will run alongside the expo on Oct. 11 and 12 at the Big Four building at Stampede Park, is open to any Canadian who can legally grow cannabis, from personal-use growers to licensed producers (LP).For a fee, entrants can fill out the form online and send 10 grams of their product in to Keystone Labs in Edmonton for review. From there, the product is tested for “cannabinoid profiles and to ensure it meets the same requirements that licence holders have to meet.”Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.Five judges, whose backgrounds range from being a pro-pot media influencer to being a medical cannabis executive, will then sample the goods before the show and all of the criteria will be combined to determine a winner in each of the nine categories:Top female grower Best outdoor greenhouse sun grown (personal) Best indoor grow (personal) Best hybrid flower Best sativa flower Best indica flower Highest THC flower Highest CBD flower Best medical cultivar (licensed producer) Hockenhull said in addition to prizes, swag and a glass bong award, a win could come with some serious opportunities for budding growers to make it big.“Let’s say someone is legally growing their four plants (and) wins a category; they could be picked up by a LP to get a job as a master grower,” he said. “So, it’s an opportunity for someone to possibly have their strain or plants get into the industry.”Registration for the Hempfest Cup closes Sept. 12.ocondon@postmedia.comTwitter: @oliviacondon read more

Renowned journalist and Brock alumnus to speak at Brock Days

Peter Goodspeed will deliver a keynote address at Brock Days on Saturday, Sept. 22 as part of the Back-to-Class series of workshops, seminars and toursBrock’s annual homecoming and community celebration kicks off this week.More than 500 participants are expected to visit campus and the region to take part in Brock Days and Alumni Weekend festivities.As part of this weekend’s program, Brock alumnus and award-winning journalist Peter Goodspeed will return to his alma mater to deliver a keynote address on Saturday, Sept. 22 as part of the Back-to-Class series of workshops, seminars and tours.Goodspeed has worked as a foreign correspondent, war reporter and editor throughout a 40-year career in journalism in which he reported from 63 countries and covered 22 conflicts.Goodspeed as a foreign correspondent in China, 1990During his presentation, he will talk about his days as a student and the role that Brock played in helping to launch his career. He will also speak to the changes he has seen in journalism over four decades and what is in store for the future of journalism and foreign news coverage.“Traditional news media are dying and with it the foundation of our democracies are at risk,” says Goodspeed.“Today it seems too easy to abdicate journalism’s obligation to sort the news. Instead, we simply serve up a slurry of gossip, opinion and ‘infotainment’,” he says. “The Internet makes it easy to do this, because it makes it easy to collect and disperse stories and it creates a false illusion of knowledge.”However, Goodspeed believes that the challenges and uncertainty we face as a result of our up-to-the-minute 24-hour news cycle world will not last forever.“I think, journalism will overcome its anxiety about new technologies and the public will, once again demand more from us,” he says.Goodspeed’s talk takes place from 12:45 to 2 p.m. in Academic South 204.Goodspeed with British troops in southern Iraq, 2003Now in its 12th year, Brock Days is a 10-day celebration that takes place over two weekends, from Friday, Sept. 21 to Sunday, Sept. 30.Weekend highlights include wine and food seminars in Montebello Park hosted by CCOVI; the annual Fine Food, Fine Wine, Fine Art event for foodies and oenophiles; as well as alumni reunions, campus tours and Badger athletic events all weekend long. read more

Man drives to hospital carrying his own sawnoff arm

first_imgA HUNGARIAN MAN who sawed off one of his arms by accident below the elbow managed to drive 15 kilometres (10 miles) to hospital in Austria clutching the severed limb, police said today.The 37-year-old somehow succeeded in fishing the arm out of the machinery that had sliced it off in Purbach, in eastern Austria before getting in his car and speeding to the casualty department in nearby Eisenstadt.Police said the only reason the Hungarian did not bleed to death was that he was in a state of shock.He was airlifted to hospital in Vienna where doctors were trying to stitch the limb back on.- © AFP, 2013last_img read more

Domenico Tedesco signs new deal with Schalke 04

first_imgThe young German-Italian manager will stay with the Bundesliga club until June 30th, 2022Schalke 04 really trust their coach Domenico Tedesco.The 32-year-old manager has been with the team since 2017, and today, it was confirmed he signed for four years more, meaning he will stay in Gelsenkirchen until 2022.“First of all it is a huge sign of trust that the club has shown in me, something they’ve been doing ever since I came here,” he told Schalke 04’s official website.“It is never a certainty that a 32-year-old coach is given a chance in the Bundesliga. I have always said that I feel right at home at Schalke, everything just fits together.”Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“Schalke 04 has many exciting projects that are a crucial part of the club such as the scouting network and the focus on the academy. Both are areas that I want to drive forward,” he said about his future plans with the club.“But obviously the development of the first-team is the priority and even though we already have a good squad, things can always be refined.”And Tedesco’s key for success?“I have previously tried to sum it up and I would say that flexibility is the most important factor for success,” he told the official website.“We want to be able to mix it up – passing the ball short, playing more direct, using the width of the pitch as well as being able to play through the middle so that we are not restricted to playing in just one way.”last_img read more

Illegal aquaculture on rise in East Godavari

first_imgKakinada: With vast seacoast of 138 kilometres across 13 mandas in the district and more than 4.50 lakh acres of agriculture land, East Godavari along with West Godavari known as rice bowl of Andhra Pradesh. In the last one and half decade along with paddy, aquaculture also picked up momentum in the district. The activity spread to fresh water and brackish water culture is said to have attracted the attention of politicos both in ruling, opposition and even the leaders of national parties as profitable business with good crop yield and best financial results with less labour costs. Also Read – Telugu Day fete held at DPS Advertise With Us As per official information, the aquaculture has been taken up in 20,000 hectares (50,000 acres across the 36 villages in the district). It is assessed that the unauthorised aquaculture is going on in another 4,000 hectares (10,000 acres) The rise in unauthorised activity and the problems that are being faced by them was brought to the notice of the district administration by some paddy farmers of Konseema area in the district at the newly started Spandana grievances cell on last Monday. These include water sources pollution besides contamination of water ponds in paddy cultivation areas. Also Read – Second batch of banking course begins Advertise With Us It is suspected that the aquaculture is going on in some areas with active unauthorised support of officials of stakeholder departments for personal gains as the process of clearance involves lengthy process. For clearance of aquaculture, revenue, agriculture, fisheries, groundwater, pollution control authorities have to give clearance. Some big farmers are said to be luring small and marginal farmers of paddy, with additional financial benefits and getting the lands on lease for aquaculture. These sections, in turn, simply obtaining unproductive land certificates from agriculture department to pave way for conversion as aquaculture tanks. Advertise With Us According to Kakinada revenue division sources, aquaculture is more in Karapa, Tallarevu and Pedapudi mandals out of total 9 in the revenue division. In this revenue division, the unauthorised aquaculture noticed to the extent of 4,500 acres whereas the permitted area is to the tune of 15,000 acres. This indicates the raise in unauthorised activity in the district. District Fisheries Joint Director V Venkateswara Rao said they have given June 30 as deadline for regularising the unauthorised aquaculture by applying in proper format and by paying the fee fixed for regularisation. If this facility is not utilised on or before deadline, the panel of stakeholder departments may opt for the decision to dismantle the existing unauthorised aqua tanks in the district after verifying the records and number of applicants, the JD made it clear.last_img read more

Markets may take a pause to consolidate recent gains

first_imgThe pause in US-China trade war could act as a double-edged sword for the markets going into the last month of the calendar year, some analysts believe.The positive impact of the diffusing clouds of the trade war can unleash the bulls on the global markets, which may reflect on the D-Street. US President Donald Trump and Chinese Prime Minister Xi Jinping decided to pause the sanctions for 90 days after a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit on Saturday.However, a section of market watchers suggests that the clearing of uncertainty can release the pressure on international crude, which has dipped below $60 a barrel. Hardening oil could rock the Indian markets continued recovery, they say.A higher global crude price will inflate India’s import bill and negatively affect the rupee’s value against the dollar. This double whammy of higher crude price and rising dollar will definitely worry the markets. The rupee bounced back from the lows of 74.49 per dollar it hit in October to appreciate about 6.6 per cent to 69.58.The D-Street’s return to the bull terrain through November when the indices gained 5 per cent including a 3 per cent gain in the last five sessions is attributable to the market’s optimism. Oil remained under pressure from the trade war fears and the high level of US inventory despite the Iran sanctions.Both Sensex and Nifty posted new highs and they have found new supports. Sensex closed on Friday at 36,194 and Nifty on 10,876. Having reclaimed the support at 10,800, mainly on the steam coming from the mid-cap and small-cap spaces, Nifty is on way to breach 11,000, some technical experts say.The results of ongoing elections in five states will be out on December 11, adding more uncertainties that can further roil the market in the second week. The election process is on in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana,, Chattisgarh and Mizoram. Political observers say the results in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan will be crucial for the confidence of the Narendra Modi government at the centre ahead of the 2019 election year. Any weakening of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government can dent the market’s confidence and result in a bearish turn.The markets saw huge sell-offs in October and September when the foreign institutional investors (FII) withdrew about Rs35,000 crore from the market, according to some estimates. Their return in November bringing back about Rs14,000 crore was decidedly the main reason for the bulls herding back into the markets.Some media reports say the traders expect a pause in the market in the first week while it consolidates the recent gains and awaits the domestic uncertainties to clear. The street expects the Reserve Bank of India to further relax the regulatory norms for non-banking financial companies at its December 5 meeting succumbing to the relentless government pressure. The anticipated return of liquidity to the economy could buoy the markets once they price in the second week’s uncertainties. Money Control website suggests a close watch of the IT, banking, financials, and FMCG stocks.The market will be watchful of the Nikkei manufacturing and services PMI for November that will be out on December 3 and December 5, respectively.last_img read more

AIUB student dies falling off train

first_imgA university student was killed as he fell off a running train at Tarua in Sadar upazila on Saturday morning, reports UNB.The deceased was Kazi Moshiur Rahman Hadid, 24, a third year student of American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB) in the capital and son of Hamdur Rahman of Bandar upazila in Narayanganj.Assistant sub-inspector Shah Alam, in-charge of Narsingdi Government railway police outpost, said Hadid, who came to visit one of his friend’s house, boarded Dhaka-bound Upakul train coming from Noakhali at Narsingdi Railway Station to return home.He was standing near the door of the compartment as it was overcrowded.At one stage, a bag he was carrying skidded off his hand and he tried to grab it.However, the youth fell off the train and was run over by it, leaving him dead on the spot.On information, police recovered the body and handed it over to family, Shah Alam said.last_img read more

Geek deals Alienware m14x r2 14inch gaming laptop 512GB SSD more

first_imgUs geeks all know the Alienware brand well. Hailing from the early 1990’s with their huge full-page ads in the computer magazines of yore, Alienware has always been stuffing high performance parts into computers and evolved over the years to have a unique design flair to boot.These days we’re being more impressed with the amount of performance they’re stuffing into small chassis. Their gaming console-sized X51 PC combines style and performance that fits in your living room and this 2nd generation of the m14x 14-inch laptop also packs a lot of performance and features.You will find high performance components and features in this 14-inch laptop that are normally reserved for the 15-inch and larger chassis. 3rd gen Ivy Bridge processors are standard, up to a quad-core Core i7, along with NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M graphics.Along with fitting a huge 8-cell 63Whr battery and slot-loading DVD drive, the m14x r2 has two USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0, Mini DisplayPort, VGA, HDMI, subwoofer, Wireless-N, Bluetooth 4.0, and media card reader. While this makes the m14x a chunky 14-inch laptop, that is the trade-off one makes for such a huge array of features and high performance parts.We normally only see around a $50 savings on Alienware laptops at any given time, but for a very limited time we’ve got a $50 coupon on top of $119.98 instant savings. This makes for the lowest price we have seen yet on the m14x r2 and an awesome price for such a premium gaming machine.Alienware m14x r2 Core i5 Gaming Laptop w/ GeForce GT 650M for $829.02 + free shipping (reg. $999 | use coupon J9ZR64?V1WQ2S0 | ends Feb. 7 or sooner)Update: This deal has ended, but you can find the latest Alienware m14x r2 deals & coupons from our friends at LogicBuy.Our other top deals:Refurb Linksys Wireless-N Range Extender/Bridge for $37.99 + free shipping (reg. $89.99 | use coupon HSDISH5)Crucial M4 512GB SATA 6Gb/s SSD (CT512M4SSD2) for $378.98 + free shipping (reg. 499)last_img read more

Catch a falling Angel

first_imgBonjour India is set to conclude on a high note with the cherubic angels descending upon the earth on 31 March at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. The festival in Indo French collaboration had been an exceptional experience across various disciplines in arts, science and academia.The acrobatic artists who performed The Flying Angels show at the London Olympics 2012, will be enthralling the city on the occasion of this grand finale.The enchanting aerial, acrobatics street circus where angels take over the cityscape making the sky best place on earth will be an wondrous experience for the children and would rejuvenate the childhood in adults. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Dressed in white, the angels engage the audience below with special charm, showering feathers.The show, performed by Les Studios de crique is directed by Pierrot Bidon and Stephane Girard.An ancient legend goes that every 500 years angels descend upon the earth to indulge in our worldly pleasures. The French troupe ‘Les studios de cirque’ brings this legend to life. A steel dome is erected, like an arched staircase from heaven and the acrobat-angels are suspended from the dome, flying across it, moving around it and enthralling the people gathered beneath. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixAs acrobats leap from one trapeze to another across the steel arches and some others land elegantly on the dome above, all of them dressed in white as angels, they engage the audience below with the special charm only circus artists have. This show will be a wondrous experience not only for children but it will also speak to the child in adults. Come and celebrate with us and enjoy aerial acrobatics that has never been seen before in DelhiDETAILPlace: Jawaharlal Nehru StadiumDate: 31 MarchTime: 7:15 pmlast_img read more

M6 to shut for 24 hours due to bridge being demolished this

first_imgNewcastle Borough Staffordshire Moorlands Stoke-on-Trent M6, A500 and A50 Stafford Borough and Uttoxeter The stretch of carriageway affected by the closure (Image: Inrix) Highways England smart motorways project sponsor, Peter Smith, said: “Demolishing the bridge is a big and complex job and to do it safely both carriageways of the motorway are needed, meaning the M6 will be closed for up to 24 hours. “We’re doing all we can to minimise disruption. That is why we are arranging to take the centre section away in one piece, rather than breaking it up which would take more time. Read MoreRoadworks in North Staffordshire and South Cheshire (Sep 17-Sep 23 2018) Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA busy stretch of the M6 motorway will be closed in North Staffordshire this weekend – as a bridge is demolished. Both the northbound and southbound carriageways of the M6 will be shut between junction 14 (Stafford North) and Stoke-on-Trent (junction 15) from 8pm on Saturday (September 22) for up to 24 hours (into Sunday September 23) while the Creswell Home Farm bridge over the motorway is demolished. Traffic will be diverted up the A34 Stone Road due to the work – with the 800 tonne bridge being torn down as part of an ongoing project to turn a 17-mile stretch of the M6 between junction 13 and junction 15 into a smart motorway. Signs as far away as Dover and Carlisle will alert motorists to the closure – with drivers urged to consider alternative routes including the M62 and M1. Read MoreStoke-on-Trent properties raided in national fuel fraud investigation M6 to shut for up to 24 hours South Cheshire Full list of roadworks “I’d like to thank motorists, businesses and residents for their patience. I’d also urge anyone wanting to use the M6 in that area to plan an alternative route to avoid congestion between Stoke and Stafford. Please also allow extra travel time and fuel for your journey.” We will be bringing you live updates on the closure, and the impact it is having on surrounding roads throughout the region, throughout Saturday September 22 and Sunday September 23. Want to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here.last_img read more