Wangs trips Marinerong Pilipino five

first_imgMOST READ The troika of Gelo Vito, Darius Estrella, and Radge Tongco helped Wangs halt Marinerong Pilipino’s two-game win run with a stupendous defensive job in the fourth quarter.The Couriers forced the Skippers to miss their first eight shots as they staged a 13-0 tear to swing the game from a 58-57 lead to a commanding 71-57 edge with 6:31 left on the clock.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesNot even the heroics of Felix Apreku and Jed Mendoza could stop Wangs as Tolentino punctuated the win with a tough and-one over Art Aquino to made it a 10-point affair anew, 80-70, with 2:32 left.Vito wound up with 10 points, seven rebounds, and four assists off the bench. Estrella chipped in 10 points and five boards, and Tongco had 11 points and three assists for the Couriers. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Wangs Basketball caught a big fish in Marinerong Pilipino, 88-78, in the 2019 PBA D-League on Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Arvin Tolentino poured 32 points on a 3-of-7 shooting from long distance, alongside 12 rebounds and four blocks to help the Couriers rise to 2-1 in the Foundation Group.ADVERTISEMENT P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem 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 Son of boxing’s ‘bad boy’ wants to prove his worthlast_img read more

BCCI chief gets a warm welcome in Hamirpur

first_imgHamirpur, May 27 (PTI) The newly appointed BCCI chief and BJP MP Anurag Thakur was accorded a warm reception on his arrival at his parliamentary constituency here today.Speaking at the Bachat Bhawan here, Thakur thanked the people of the constituency for electing him thrice to Lok Sabha and also helped him in his cricketing career.Thakur said as BCCI chief, his endeavor would be to promote all types of sports in India and that Himachal Pradesh would get its adequate share.He said that he would ensure that India achieved top positions in all formats of games and “best among best would bechosen to represent the country.” PTI CORR PCL SRY RG SRYlast_img read more

North Queensland Junior Champs

first_imgTownsville Brothers touch club dominated the North Queensland junior championships last weekend. Brothers were present in six of the nine grand final matches played on Sunday with three of their players – Jacob Abel, Jason Norford and Nathan Norford – named players of the final. The ever-growing event saw 92 teams, comprised of more than 1000 players, compete at the titles. Of the 92 teams, 40 travelled from cities around the region, including Mackay, Cairns, Atherton, Cloncurry and many places in between. It was a close contest in the under-10 girls division with Gordonvale defeating Townsville Crocs 3-2 in the final. Gordonvale’s Tahila Smith was named player of the final. The boys under-10 division was a walk-over for Sharks White who defeated Brothers 8-2. Jacob Abel of Brothers was player of the final. In the under-12 girls division, Mackay defeated Bowen 4-3 and player of the final was Mackay’s Olivia Hadok Quadrio. In the boys grand final clash Frogs Green annihilated Brothers 10-0 with Ivan Lynch of Frogs named player of the final. The older division games saw Cairns down Redskins 4-1 in the under-14 girls with Cairns’ Connie Finlay player of the final. Brothers Blue dominated the under-14 boys final defeating Brothers White 9-2 with Jason Norford of Brothers Blue player of the final. In the top division, Sharks defeated Brothers 4-3 in the under-16 girls final while Brothers thrashed Bowen 10-1 in the under-16 boys. Crystal Browne of Sharks and Nathan Norford of Brothers were players of their finals.Thanks to Glen Richardson for providing the article content.last_img read more

10 months agoWolves striker Austin Samuel pens new deal

first_imgWolves striker Austin Samuel pens new dealby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves striker Austin Samuel has penned a new two-and-half year contract.The 18-year-old joined Wolves as an under-8 player, progressing through the Academy system, and will now remain a part of the club until 2021.In 2009 Samuels was spotted by a local scout and first signed for the club in May that year, having previously played locally for Newbridge Rangers.Since then he’s rose as high as under-23 level this season, appearing six times in all competitions for Rob Edwards’ side.The striker netted in victories over Newcastle United and Sunderland, and featured in the Checkatrade Trophy against Mansfield Town’s first-team. He could come into contention for the under-23s’ return to action against West Brom on Monday. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

21 hours agoNewcastle striker Carroll suffers new setback

first_imgNewcastle striker Carroll suffers new setbackby Paul Vegas21 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United striker Andy Carroll has suffered a groin strain and will miss this weekend’s visit of Wolves.Newcastle are also sweating on the severity of a knee injury to star defender Fabian Schar, says the Daily Mail.Both players picked up the problems during last Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Chelsea, a result that leaves the Magpies in the bottom three.Carroll is yet to start a game since rejoining his hometown club in August having undergone ankle surgery in March.Although the groin injury is not thought to be serious, it is nonetheless a setback in his bid for full fitness. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

IPL 2019: Virat Kohli’s RCB look to get off the mark at KXIP’s fortress

first_imgIPL 2019: Virat Kohli’s RCB look to get off the mark at KXIP’s fortressRoyal Challengers Bangalore have had a horror start to their Indian Premier League 2019 campaign as they have lost six matches on the trot. On the other hand, Kings XI Punjab are yet to lose a match at home in the ongoing seasonadvertisement India Today Web Desk MohaliApril 13, 2019UPDATED: April 13, 2019 14:48 IST Can Royal Challengers Bangalore snap the losing streak in Mohali on Saturday? ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSRoyal Challengers Bangalore are a defeat away from bagging an unwanted IPL recordVirat Kohli-led RCB have lost 6 in 6 and reeling at the bottom of the points tableKings XI Punjab will be hoping to maintain their perfect home record in IPL 2019 on SaturdayIt’s that time of the Indian Premier League (IPL) season where teams will be hoping to settle in on their playing XIs and build momentum as they progress towards the business end of the tournament. While defending champions Chennai Super Kings are well ahead of the chasing pack, as many as four teams are on eight points each in a crowded mid-table.However, two teams Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals have been struggling to gain any sort of momentum. While Rajasthan have two points from their only win over Bangalore, Virat Kohli’s men are yet to open their account in IPL 2019.Can RCB avoid unwanted IPL record?Royal Challengers Bangalore are one more defeat away from creating an unwanted record as they will become the side with the most number of successive defeats at the start of the season. RCB have lost six matches on the trot this season and have equalled Delhi Capitals (Daredevils) record from 2013.Virat Kohli’s men are facing a daunting task of breaching Kings XI Punjab’s fortress. R Ashwin’s men have not lost a single match at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali this season, winning three in three. In fact, Kings XI have stitched a 7-match unbeaten run at the iconic venue over the last three years.Notably, skipper Ashwin sent a warning to opposition teams after Kings XI crushed Sunrisers Hyderabad on Monday when he said the hosts will be hoping to stretch their winning streak at home to 11 at the end of the season.advertisementRoyal Challengers Bangalore though will be hoping for a change in fortunes as they are heading into their seventh match of IPL 2019 after a five-day break. RCB can take confidence from the fact that they had completed a double over Kings XI in IPL 2018. When it comes to head-to-head records, RCB have managed to beat KXIP 10 times in 22 meetings.While KXIP will be keen on maintaining their fine run at home, all eyes will be on Chris Gayle as the big West Indies batsman had suffered a twisted back during their last match against Mumbai Indians. It remains to be seen if the Universe Boss will recover in time to face his former club.RCB will be boosted by the presence of Dale Steyn in the camp after the South African pacer replaced an injured Nathan Coulter-Nile. However, the fast bowling great will not be available for selection in Saturday’s away game.Also Read | Sourav Ganguly on MS Dhoni’s on-field outburst at umpires: Everyone is humanAlso Read | India might select KL Rahul for No.4 in World Cup based on IPL form: Sunil GavaskarAlso See:For 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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Royal Challengers BangaloreFollow Kings XI PunjabFollow IPL 2019Follow IPL points tableFollow Virat KohliFollow Chris GayleFollow Dale Steynlast_img read more

Tribute on the Passing of the Rt. Hon Edward Phillip George Seaga from the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce

first_imgJamaica has lost one of its most accomplished sons in the passing of the Most. Hon. Phillip Edward George Seaga. Few of our leaders have had his breadth of vision or have exceeded his foresight in creating and championing critical and transformative institutions that served – and continue to serve – our country well.From the HEART Trust/NTA, the Urban Development Corporation, the Jamaica Stock Exchange and the Jamaica Unit Trust; to the Jamaica Mortgage Bank, Students’ Loan Bureau, Agricultural Credit Bank, EXIM Bank and JAMPRO, Mr. Seaga’s unique imprint as a visionary institution builder, is unparalleled. These entities have had a significant impact on the nation’s social and economic environment.What is also noteworthy, and perhaps not as well known to younger Jamaicans, was that the former Prime Minister saw earlier than most, the scope for the development of Jamaica’s cultural and creative industries both as a means of celebrating the Jamaican spirit as well as a foundation for the growth of industries that would help to establish the nation as a creative hub. His role in taking ska to the wider world and in being a pioneer in the recording industry as well as in launching the Jamaica Festival movement and Things Jamaican are accomplishments that illustrate just how wide-ranging were his interests and how impactful were his contributions.This eclectic span of interests – in sport, music, art, dance, business and, of course, politics, coupled with his abiding faith in the talent of the Jamaican People – equipped him admirably for passionate service to the Country he loved so deeply.The nation is poorer for his passing. We extend our deepest condolences to his wife Carla, children Christopher, Anabella, Andrew and Gabrielle, his family, colleagues and friends.For further information please contact the JCC President, Lloyd Distant Jnr.Telephone: 876-922-0150 Email: Lloyd.distant@gmail.comlast_img read more

Province Supports Small Businesses

first_imgA new, free tool is helping small businesses become more productive so they can make more money and hire more people. The Nova Scotia Productivity Pilot helps small business owners identify ways to improve, grow and increase profitability. It is one of several new efforts the province has introduced to support small businesses. “Small businesses are an important part of Nova Scotia’s economy and we’re committed to helping them grow and succeed,” said Economic and Rural Development and Tourism Minister Graham Steele. “It’s important to help Nova Scotia businesses like Copol International Ltd. stay competitive, and supporting them to become even more successful is exactly what the jobsHere plan is designed to do.” North Sydney’s Copol manufactures polypropylene plastic film for packaging food, industrial and medical products. It is the only manufacturer of its kind in Canada and employs 50 people. It is one of several Nova Scotia businesses taking advantage of the free tool. Business owners start with an online self-assessment tool, and then meet with a trained productivity advisor to identify opportunities to increase competitiveness, reduce waste, and improve efficiency. The advisor also connects the company with resources, programs and services to help make improvements. “Copol is an innovative company that’s always working to improve our operation and our product,” said Denis Lanoe, vice-president, Operations and general manager. “The province’s various programs and services, like the productivity improvement program and the new productivity assessment tool, are helping local small businesses like ours stay competitive and successful.” The province recently invested $1,049,932 in Copol. The money from the productivity investment program helped Copol purchase new equipment that allows for greater efficiency, increased output, and better product quality and consistency. This will pave the way for higher profits and more jobs. Copol also used $20,000 from the program’s workplace innovation productivity skills incentive to train employees to use the new equipment. The productivity investment program encourages Nova Scotia businesses to become more productive, innovative and globally competitive. Since its launch in 2010, the program has helped nearly 400 companies, most of which are small businesses like Copol. The province is helping small businesses find the support they need more quickly and easily with a new toll-free number (1-855-324-4668), through, and by bundling programs and services into five clear entry points. BROADCAST COPY: A new, free tool is helping small businesses become more productive so they can make more money and hire more people. The Nova Scotia Productivity Pilot helps business Owners examine their operation and identify areas for improvement and growth. It is one of several new initiatives Nova Scotia has introduced to better support small businesses. North Sydney’s Copol International Ltd. is one of several Nova Scotia businesses taking advantage of the free tool. Copol manufactures polypropylene plastic film for packaging food and industrial products. It is the only manufacturer of its kind in Canada and employs 50 Nova Scotians. It recently received an investment from the province of more than one-million dollars. Since its launch in 2010, the productivity investment program has helped nearly 400 Nova Scotia businesses. -30-last_img read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,004.40, up 5.83 points)Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up 34 cents, or 6.17 per cent, to $5.85 on 15.7 million shares. The marijuana producer is pushing ahead with plans for an all-stock takeover offer for CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. (TSX:CMED) after failing to reach an agreement with the company’s board. The offer follows an announcement by CanniMed on Friday that it struck an all-stock to deal to acquire Tragically Hip-backed marijuana company Newstrike Resources Ltd. (TSXV:HIP).IC Potash Corp. (TSX:ICP). Agriculture. Up 1.5 cents, or 33.33 per cent, to six cents on 8.7 million shares.Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). Health care. Up 14 cents, or 0.76 per cent, to $18.59 on 5.9 million shares.Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Oil and gas. Unchanged at $3.90 on 4.7 million shares.Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Oil and gas. Up $1.09, or 2.43 per cent, to $45.95 on 4.5 million shares.Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Oil and gas. Down 49 cents, or 3.78 per cent, to $12.49 on 4.3 million shares.Companies reporting major news:TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP). Oil and gas. Up 97 cents, or 1.55 per cent, to $63.51 on 2.3 million shares. Nebraska regulators approved an alternate route through the state for the company’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline. It was the last major regulatory hurdle facing the $10-billion, 1,897-kilometre project, though opponents say another round of federal approval may now be needed.last_img read more

Hamilton Aboriginal Day

Hamiltonians are celebrating National Aboriginal Day across the city.The branches of native development hosted a fun filled day in Gage Park. Vendors sold traditional crafts and artwork and performers gathered for a women’s hand drum performance. The festivities continue through the weekend with a pow-wow on Saturday and Sunday. At city hall the holiday was honoured with a song and dance demonstration.00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09

Black Ops PS3 refund petition has over 8800 signatures

first_imgDeveloper Treyarch really messed up when it released Call of Duty: Black Ops on the PS3. While Xbox 360 gamers were enjoying the new game, PS3 owners had to put up with a number of issues, including:lower resolutionframe rate issuesdisconnects for no reasongame soft and hard freezesonline laggenerally buggy softwareno split screen sign in for individual accountsWhile some of those issues can be fixed with a patch, it’s unlikely things like the lower resolution will be. This lead to a petition being started by PS3 Black Ops owners requiring that Activision issue a full refund for the game.Five weeks after the petition went live and it has had more than 8,800 signatures, showing just how bad this problem is. If it had been a few minor problems the petition would never have made the news.Treyarch has posted on the Black Ops forums stating that patches and “many more” updates are coming for the PS3. Currently the team is working on online freezing issues, party reliability, and trying to figure out an “infinite loading screen” issue that has appeared.It’s clear from the sheer number of gamers signing the petition that the work to resolve such big problems has come too late. You have to wonder who decided to ship the PS3 game in such a poor state?Read more at DestructoidMatthew’s OpinionI doubt it was Treyarch that made the final decision to ship the game. Pressure from Activision, and possibly Sony, for a simultaneous release with the 360 version would have made the delivery date unmovable for the development team.In the end, they ran out of time, and the more complicated architecture of the PS3 got the better of them. Where Treyarch has failed since is not delivering the patches needed to make the game on a par with the 360 version, or even playable online it seems. Five weeks and still problems remain is unacceptable, but so is shipping a broken game in the first place.Depending on where you live, you can take the game back to the store you bought it from for a refund within the set return period offered. The issue comes from the promise of fixes making gamers decide to hold on to the game longer than that period because they really want to play it.Should Activision accept 8,800 refunds? If they can’t make the game as playable and reliable as the 360 version, then yes it should.last_img read more

Greek government appoints committee to oversee the Islamic mosque of Athens

first_imgAs the first official mosque of Athens is approaching completion, the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs appointed a seven-member administrative committee which will oversee its operation. The board is chaired by Constantinos Pittadakis, a senior official from the ministry’s general secretariat of religious affairs. The other six members are: Stamatina Mourelatou (deputy chairperson), an official from the ministry of finance; Nelly Papachela, City of Athens’ deputy mayor; Ioannis Vakoundouzis, City of Athens’ head of administration; Stephanos Vazakas, High Court attorney; Ehab El Sayed and Ghulam Murtaza, representatives of Athens’ Muslim communities.The 1000-square metre mosque is located on a former naval base in Votanikos, west of central Athens; with development costs of €887,000 funded by the Program of Public Investments. After failing to meet an April deadline, it is now expected to be completed by the end of the year. Once completed, it will include two rooms for worship, one for men and one for women (respective capacity is 300 and 50 people), restrooms and locker rooms, administration offices for the Imam and Muezzins, as well as a fountain, as dictated by islamic tradition, but no minaret. “The desire of the City of Athens is that the mosque operates properly,” Papachela told Kathimerini. “We want the exercise of religious duties to be conducted calmly and for there to be no problems,” she said, adding that municipal authorities were determined “to defy any fears” that citizens may have. The mosque construction has been an issue of debate since 1890 and has been included in every peace treaty that Greece has signed since becoming a sovereign state, after the Rebellion and the subsequent fall of the Ottoman Empire. This last chapter of the saga began when Athens prepared to host the 2004 Olympics, but development has been delayed due to objections of some members of the Orthodox clergy and political groups of the far-right. When it is finally completed, following years of delays and objections by Orthodox clerics and right-wing groups, it will be the first official place of worship for Muslims in Athens, currently one of the few capitals in Europe, along with Lubljana and Bucharest, to not have a mosque. At least 40,000 people of Muslim faith are currently residing in Athens and having a place to worship is part of their constitutional rights; the European Court of Human Rights has often ruled against Greece for such violations in the past. Apart from catering for a basic human right, the Mosque will effectively put an end to the 50 illegal places of Islamic worship currently functioning in Athens, and potentially being used for indoctrination by extremists. “Obviously, when something starts working according to law, it effectively puts the illegal out of work”, said the Minister of Citizen Protection, Nikos Toskas, in a television interview. Promising to take measures against the illegal mosques once the official one is open to the public, the minister said that “people should not be afraid of places that follow the rules, which is why it is important that we have rules”. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Séisme aux Moluques la série noire continue en Indonésie

first_imgSéisme aux Moluques : la série noire continue en IndonésieDes responsables indonésiens ont indiqué qu’un séisme s’est produit aujourd’hui dans l’archipel des Moluques, dans l’est du pays, sans qu’aucun blessé n’ait encore été signalé. Selon les autorités indonésiennes, un séisme de magnitude 6,1 s’est produit aujourd’hui dans l’archipel des Moluques (Indonésie orientale). Aucune alerte au tsunami n’a toutefois été émise. Le pays connaît, depuis la fin du mois d’octobre, une vague de catastrophes naturelles, souvent meurtrières.À lire aussiLe Kilimandjaro, un volcan dormant caché dans la plus haute montagne d’AfriqueLe 25 octobre, dans l’archipel des Mentawaï, à l’ouest du pays, un tremblement de terre sous-marin, de magnitude 7,7, avait provoqué un tsunami tuant plus de 400 personnes.Le lendemain, sur l’île de Java, survenait la première d’une série d’éruptions du volcan Merapi, qui ont fait à ce jour près de 200 victimes – 138 morts et plusieurs centaines de blessés entre le 26 octobre et le 6 novembre (voir notre article). L’élargissement du périmètre de sécurité de 10 à 15, puis 20 kilomètres, n’a pas suffi à protéger les habitants des pentes fertiles de la “montagne de feu” (Merapi en javanais) des nuées ardentes, des coulées de lave à 500 °C, dévalant les pentes à 250 kilomètres par heure.Le 12 novembre 2010 à 16:43 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Intel va équiper un smartphone conçu par Orange

first_imgIntel va équiper un smartphone conçu par OrangeIntel continue sa récente percée dans le monde des processeurs mobiles en équipant prochainement un smartphone conçu par l’opérateur Orange.Si le marché des processeurs mobiles est largement dominé par Qualcomm ou Texas Instruments, Intel tente aujourd’hui une percée avec la conception de puces Atom taillés pour une utilisation dans un mobile. A l’occasion du Mobile World Congress 2012, le fabricant de processeurs a indiqué que son composant intégrera un smartphone développé en interne non pas par un constructeur classique mais par l’opérateur Orange.On en sait peu sur l’avancement du projet, mis à part son nom de code, “Santa Clara”. Cette appellation est également la ville d’origine d’Intel et le lieu actuel de ses quartiers généraux. On imagine donc une collaboration poussée entre les deux acteurs. Ce sera la puce Atom Z2460 qui équipera le futur téléphone indique Business Mobile. Orange annonce de son côté un écran de 4,03 pouces, 16 GB de mémoire et un poids de 117 grammes ainsi qu’un accès privilégié aux services tels que Orange TV, Dailymotion et Deezer, pour le territoire français tout du moins. L’environnement utilisé à sa sortie sera Android 2.3.À lire aussiNomophobie : traitement, symptômes, qu’est-ce que c’est ?L’objectif pour Orange avec ce mobile en nom propre est de proposer à ses clients un mobile d’entrée-de-gamme, où l’opérateur pourra casser les prix et contrôler son écosystème et y proposer ses services multimédia. Pour Intel, un tel partenariat avec Orange est profitable pour l’adoption de ses composants puisque l’opérateur vend chaque année près de 30 millions de téléphones dont la moitié sont des smartphones.Le “Orange Santa Clara” sera disponible dans le courant du deuxième trimestre 2012, un peu avant l’été à un prix encore non communiqué. Le 28 février 2012 à 10:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Republican lawmaker posts info on supporters of plan to ban assault weapon

first_imgA Republican lawmaker from Keizer is encouraging gun rights supporters to personally contact three Portland clergy leading an initiative campaign to ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines in Oregon.“Should anyone want to make a phone call or send a note….” Rep. Bill Post wrote on Facebook Wednesday morning, above a photo of the phone numbers and home addresses of the three chief petitioners for the initiative displayed in a state database. “Feel free to right click and save the picture then share everywhere.”Post, who described the initiative as a “gun confiscation ballot measure,” declined to say why he felt it necessary to post the information to a Facebook group called The Heirs of Patrick Henry, Northwest. “Knowledge is power,” Post said in a phone call Thursday afternoon. He said he had called the petitioners and left voicemails about the initiative, but declined to share his message, saying it was “between me and them.”One of the petitioners, Rabbi Michael Cahana of Congregation Beth Israel, said he was wondering why he received “quite a number of calls on my cell phone.” The people he spoke with were mostly polite and “certainly shared their views” on the firearms proposal, Cahana said. Comments that arrived via email and Facebook were “not so polite.”Cahana and the two other petitioners, Rev. Alcena Boozer of St. Philip the Deacon Episcopal Church and Pastor W. J. Mark Knutson of Augustana Lutheran Church, filed the initiative this week and must collect more than 88,000 signatures by July 6 to get it on the ballot for the November election.last_img read more

49ers deny Seahawks playoffclinching victory with 2623 OT win

first_imgSANTA CLARA, Calif. — As if the San Francisco 49ers needed any reminder about how Seattle has dominated this once fierce NFC West rivalry of late, Kyle Shanahan and his coaching staff spent the night before the game reminding the players with highlights from the Seahawks’ 27-point blowout just two weeks ago.Message delivered.Robbie Gould kicked a 36-yard field goal with 3:06 left in overtime after San Francisco’s defense delivered three straight stops against Russell Wilson and the Seahawks to help the 49ers snap a 10-game losing streak against Seattle with a 26-23 victory on Sunday.“It (emotionally) touched a part of guys that needs to be touched sometimes,” said cornerback Richard Sherman, who was on the winning side of nine of those games with Seattle before joining the 49ers this season.“Sometimes you need to touch guys’ pride. You need to have some pride. You’re a grown man. They went out there and embarrassed you. How are you going to respond? We responded today.”Nick Mullens threw for 275 yards and a touchdown to help the 49ers (4-10) win consecutive games for the first time this season. Richie James Jr. returned a kick 97 yards for a touchdown and Gould kicked four field goals to give San Francisco its first win in the rivalry since 2013 when Jim Harbaugh was still coach.last_img read more

Mount Hood climber injured by falling ice chunk

first_imgAn Oregon woman climbing on Mount Hood has been brought down off the mountain after a giant ice chunk hit her, causing her to fall about 300 feet.Clackamas County sheriff’s spokesman Jim Strovink says 30-year-old Meredith Jaques of Hood River is reported to have suffered head, neck and back injuries. She was brought down by toboggan late Thursday afternoon to Timberline Lodge and sent on to a Hood River hospital.Witnesses said three other climbers suffered minor injuries when the 20 feet by 40 feet ice chunk broke loose.last_img read more

Poll 52 believe a broad range of benefits is best for a

first_imgEmployee Benefits poll: Around half (52%) of Employee Benefits readers believe that offering a broad range of benefits is the best way to tailor reward for a multigenerational workforce.A straw poll of readers, which received 71 responses, also found that 38% of readers think that providing flexible or agile working opportunities is the most effective way to tailor benefits for a multigenerational employee base, while 6% feel that a health and wellbeing focus is the best way to accommodate staff across different age ranges.Comparatively, 3% state that introducing a diversity and inclusion programme is the preferred method for tailoring benefits and reward, and 1% do not know how they would personalise benefits for this type of workforce.The Benefits and trends survey 2019, published by Aon in June 2019, found that 50% of 200 employer respondents do not think their benefits offering is meeting the needs of all the generations within their workforce; a further 89% feel they will need to change their reward package to suit future generations entering the workforce.Would your organisation offer life leave to boost employee work-life balance? Vote in our latest poll today…last_img read more

Girdwood Hand Tram Hike Remains Closed Until Further Notice

first_imgIt’s unclear at this time how long the tram will remain closed. The Whittier Police Department is investigating and interviewing witnesses from the most recent incident. Within an 8-week span two major accidents occurred on the tram prompting it’s closure. On June 8, an Anchorage man died after falling from the tram, and then on August 3, a man was critically injured after falling from the tram. Instructions for safe tram operation are posted at kiosks on both sides of the tram. Anyone intending to use the hand tram after the investigation is complete should review and follow the posted safety information. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Girdwood Hand Tram Hike is still closed as of Friday, Aug. 9; the city says it will stay closed until an investigation is finished and it’s determined if any safety improvements are needed and what they are.last_img read more

24000 child rapes in 6 months shocks Supreme Court

first_imgNew Delhi : The Supreme Court on Friday took note, on its own, of the “alarming rise” in the number of rape incidents against children and said it will pass directions to ensure a “concerted” and “clear” national response against such acts. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said it has decided to take “suo motu” (on its own) cognisance of various reports of news papers and portals on rising incidents of child rape. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us The bench, also comprising Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose, appointed senior advocate V Giri as amicus curiae (friend of the court) and asked him to assist it in framing guidelines on the kind of directions that can be issued to states on infrastructure and video-recording of the proceedings. It made clear that no third party except Giri and Solicitor General Tushar Mehta would be allowed to intervene in the matter saying that otherwise nothing can happen in such a matter. Also Read – CBI carrying out surprise checks at 150 government departments Advertise With Us The bench directed the apex court registry to register the case as a writ petition titled as “In-re Alarming Rise in The Number of Reported Child Rape Incidents” and posted it Monday for issuance of directions. The bench said it had asked the Registry to file a report on two aspects such as the total number of rape cases involving child registered across India since January 1 and the stage of investigation and the time taken to file a charge sheet as also the status of trials. Advertise With Us It had asked the Registry to collect details from all the states and high courts. Referring to the data on sexual crimes against children, it said that from January 1 to June 30 this year, 24,212 FIRs have been filed across India. Out of over 24,000 cases, 11,981 are still being probed by the police and in 12,231 cases, police have filed the charge sheet, it said. Trials have commenced in 6,449 cases only, it said, adding that they are yet to commence in 4,871 cases. Till now, the trial courts have decided only 911 cases, about 4 per cent of the total cases registered, it said.last_img read more