San Beda racks up 14th straight win, eliminates EAC

first_imgFire hits houses in Mandaluyong City MOST READ BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kobe Bryant says he’d kneel for anthem Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 93 PLAY LIST 02:12San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 9300:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Nextcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary The Scores:SAN BEDA 88 – Soberano 17, Mocon 15, Tankoua 12, Abuda 10, Carino 8, Bolick 6, Tongco 6, Bahio 4, Noah 4, Presbitero 2, Adamos 2, Cabanag 2, Doliguez 0, Oftana 0.EAC 51 – Onwubere 22, Tampoc 8, Garcia 6, Pascua 5, Bugarin 5, Bautista 3, I. Mendoza 2, Munsayac 0, Corilla 0, J. Mendoza 0, Neri 0, Diego 0.Quarters: 26-11, 40-28, 60-34, 88-51. View comments AC Soberano. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netDisplaying its playoff form, San Beda waylaid Emilio Aguinaldo College, 88-51, to notch its 14th straight win Friday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.“We’re happy we got this win and I hope  we’ll be this consistent consistent until the end of the playoffs,” said coach Boyet Fernandez, as the Red Lions moved up to 15-1.ADVERTISEMENT “Credit to the boys for getting this one against EAC and hopefully this prepares against Letran next Friday and Lyceum next next week.”AC Soberano waxed hot as he went 5-of-7 from downtown to nab 17 points, and three rebounds to lead San Beda.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJavee Mocon added 15 markers, eight of which coming in the opening frame, to go with 12 boards and three assists, while Donald Tankoua also registered a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.Franz Abuda had 10 markers, while Robert Bolick dished a team-best 12 assists on top of his six points and three boards. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH After EAC started the game on a 5-0 start, San Beda answered back with a killer 26-6 blast behind Mocon, Tankoua, and Abuda to grab a 26-11 lead and blow the game wide open.Though elated with how San Beda played against the Generals, Fernandez continued to preach consistency as the Red Lions brace for the final two elimination games as well as the playoffs.“We’re hoping to be consistent. It’s the first time we led by 37 points at the end of the game. I hope this will be a good start for us,” he said. “But again, I will just preach consistency on our execution and defense. We cannot win against LPU if we won’t be consistent in our execution and our defense.”Sidney Onwubere paced EAC with 22 points, six rebounds, and two assists, but was the lone bright spot for the team in the ouster.The Generals are now out of the playoff race after falling to their fourth straight defeat to drop to 6-10.ADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentlast_img read more

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Kimura stuns China’s Zou to win WBO flyweight title

first_imgMOST READ El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Zou, 36, a two-time Olympic gold medallist who only turned pro in 2013 after a long and brilliant amateur career, drops to 9-2 as a pro. 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 Gavina lashes out at Kia after poor showing in the 4th against TNT Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’center_img Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Things looked grim for Kimura by the sixth round when Zou’s slashing left hook tore a gash next to the Japanese fighter’s right eye, forcing a temporary stoppage as the ring doctor examined the bloody cut.Zou continued over the next few rounds to batter Kimura, who has said he works part-time delivering beer for a restaurant and was quoted this week saying he was fighting in honour of his late mother.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 starsBut Kimura (now 15-1-2) kept piling forward and he sent Zou crumpling to the canvas in the 11th round after unleashing a barrage of punches.The shock defeat was a bitter letdown for Zou, who was promoting the fight himself and chose his homeland for his first title defence as part of his aim to raise boxing’s profile in China. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. This photo taken on July 13, 2017 shows Chinese boxer Zou Shiming (L) training at a gym in Shanghai. AFP PHOTO / STR / TO GO WITH Box-CHN-fly-Zou,INTERVIEW by Peter STEBBINGS / Japan’s unheralded Sho Kimura stunned Chinese star Zou Shiming with an 11th-round knockout that saw the part-time restaurant worker snatch the WBO world flyweight title in Shanghai on Friday.Zou, making his first defence of the World Boxing Organization (WBO) crown he won last year, appeared well on his way to victory, using his experience to repeatedly make Kimura miss while peppering the challenger with counter-punches.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View commentslast_img read more

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‘Third is better than nothing:’ Creamline salvages bronze in PVL

first_imgRobredo: 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 Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR MOST READ PH football squads send strong message to SEA Games foes View comments Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters The Cool Smashers may not have made the championship round after getting eliminated by BaliPure in the semifinals, but assistant coach Oliver Almadro said the team is still pleased with how its campaign turned out.“As I’ve said before, I guess it’s not our time to be in the Finals but I’m happy that we ended it in winning fashion,” said Almadro.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“Third is better than nothing. We’re happy with this.”Creamline drew a throwback performance from Jing Balse, who delivered with 10 points, half of which came off blocks. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ “She really played. For me, what we’re getting from Jing is not the power, the strength, but the intensity, the leadership,” Almadro praised.The Cool Smashers didn’t have their superstar Alyssa Valdez, who missed the team’s last eight games due to her commitments with the national team.“Bottom line here is Creamline is really a promising team. We miss Alyssa a lot, but we are cheering for her, for national team.”ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCreamline settled for third place after beating Air Force, 18-25, 26-24, 25-17, 25-16, in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Francesca Raqraquin showed the way for the Cool Smashers with 18 points while Rizza Mandapat and Rosemarie Vargas added 11 points each.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Perth Test: Australia 6 wickets away from regaining Ashes, England survival depends on rain

first_imgAustralia need six wickets on the last day of the third Test to reclaiming the Ashes as England are still 127 runs away from making the host bat again.Australia were in cruise control on Day four of the third Ashes Test on Sunday, before rain forced early close of play in Perth. England finished the day on 132/4 as the rain brought stumps an hour early at the WACA. Dawid Malan is at the crease on 28 with Jonny Bairstow batting on 14 for company.Australia earlier in the day, declared at 662 for nine after lunch, their highest ever Ashes total at home, with captain Steve Smith finally dismissed for 239 from 399 balls.Trailing 2-0, England must cobble a draw to keep the five-Test series alive to Melbourne and their hopes may rest on the weather, with more showers forecast on day five.Australia declare on 662/8, a first innings lead of 259 runs.Four wickets for @jimmy9.Updates: https://t.co/tyjSLsow8W pic.twitter.com/VhHHtk92Cl- England Cricket (@englandcricket) December 17, 2017It otherwise looked bleak for the tourists, with cracks opening up on a pitch showing increasing variable bounce.One large fissure at the southern end of the wicket opened up to swallow England number three James Vince for 55, a Mitchell Starc ball jagging viciously back to rip out his off-stump.Vince had at least shown determined application, a quality sorely missed in his top order colleagues.Covers v Groundstaff – What a contest at the WACA! #Ashes @MastercardAU #MastercardMoment pic.twitter.com/HtZENSjhmLadvertisement- cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) December 17, 2017Alastair Cook’s miserable series continued as he threw away his wicket for 14, having managed only seven in the first innings of his 150th Test.Joe Root, his successor as captain, was equally culpable in his own 14, with opener Mark Stoneman out for three, as England staggered to 60 for three.England’s ‘Barmy Army’ danced in the terraces as rain brought tea five minutes early and eventually abandoned play.Vince and first innings centurion Malan dug in for 40 runs before the pitch claimed the number three.Bairstow and Malan added another 32 in a watchful stand to keep their wickets before the rain fell.Australia’s pacemen stuck to their task but the match is likely to be remembered for their captain’s batting masterclass which yielded a second double-century against the same foes.That’s just absurd #Ashes pic.twitter.com/TtkEDPjbJH- cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) December 17, 2017He was finally dismissed leg before by paceman James Anderson (4-116) in the morning.All-rounder Mitchell Marsh was also trapped lbw by Anderson without adding to his overnight 181.Australia lost three wickets for 12 runs in the mini-collapse but wicketkeeper Tim Paine (49 not out) and Pat Cummins (41) steadied the home side with a 93-run stand.Facing a 259-run deficit, England’s chase began disastrously with Stoneman caught behind for three in the second over, seemingly hypnotised into a lead-footed push away from the body in the space of five metronomic balls by seamer Josh Hazlewood.Six overs later, Cook was sent packing by the same bowler, the former captain’s dreadful run of form continuing.Having pulled a short ball to the fence, Cook spooned a leading edge low and straight back to the paceman who took a brilliant reflex catch to dismiss him.Play has been abandoned #AshesDay 5 will start at 2am GMT (10 local time).Scorecard: https://t.co/HnuVadtwCO pic.twitter.com/tu3MKRCmnu- England Cricket (@englandcricket) December 17, 2017With England desperate for a captain’s knock, Root joined Vince in the middle and the pair added 31 runs to prompt a bowling change.Lyon was introduced and had Root caught at slip with his first delivery, the skipper playing a loose drive away from the body and Smith snaffling the chance when it pinged off Tim Paine’s gloves.(Courtesy Reuters)last_img read more

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Red Sox Beat Blue Jays 8-7

first_imgTORONTO— In a lineup loaded with sluggers, Brock Holt is showing he’s not to be taken lightly.Holt hit his first career grand slam and drove in a career-high five runs, David Ortiz had two RBIs and the Boston Red Sox rallied to beat the Blue Jays 8-7 Friday night, spoiling Toronto’s home opener.“Tonight was a big win for us,” Holt said. “It showed a lot.”The grand slam was the second home run of the season for Holt, who hit two in 129 games last year. His career high is four, set in 2014.Holt also had a two-run blast in Wednesday’s 7-6 loss at Cleveland and connected in consecutive games for the first time.“He’s on pace for about 60 homers right now, maybe more than that,” teammate Travis Shaw joked. “He’s got a little bit more juice than people think.”Josh Donaldson hit a grand slam, but the Blue Jays couldn’t hold a 7-2 lead and blew a save for the third straight game.Manager John Gibbons insisted he wasn’t worried about the bullpen’s rocky record so far.“We really anticipate that’s going to be one of our strengths,” Gibbons said. “It just hasn’t happened yet.”Matt Barnes (1-0) pitched one perfect inning and Craig Kimbrel got his first save.Boston has scored six or more runs in each of its first three games, the first time it has done so since 1995.“We’re swinging the bat very well,” Farrell said. “There’s a lot of fight in this team.”Toronto’s Marcus Stroman left after Xander Bogaerts’ double and walks to Ortiz and Travis Shaw loaded the bases in the sixth. Jesse Chavez came on to face Holt, who hooked the second pitch over the wall in the right field corner.Holt wasn’t sure he’d done enough to clear the fence but figured he’d get at least a double.“When it disappeared behind the wall, it was a good feeling,” he said.Holt also hit an RBI double in the second.After Dustin Pedroia and Bogaerts hit back-to-back singles off Drew Storen (0-1) in the seventh, Brett Cecil came on and gave up a tying single to Ortiz, then a go-ahead single to Hanley Ramirez.Toronto chased Red Sox right-hander Joe Kelly with a six-run fourth, an inning that began with four straight singles. The next batter, Kevin Pillar, plated a run when he was hit on the brim of his helmet. Pillar was knocked down but immediately jumped up and remained in the game.“I heard it but I didn’t really feel much,” Pillar said. “I got pretty lucky.”Donaldson drilled Kelly’s next pitch into the left field bullpen for his third home run and second career grand slam, the first ever by a Blue Jays batter in 40 Toronto home openers.Donaldson started as the designated hitter after leaving with a strained right calf in the seventh inning of Wednesday’s 5-3 loss at Tampa Bay. Darwin Barney was at third base.ONE SLAM PER SIDEThe last time the Red Sox and their opponent both hit grand slam home runs in the same game was June 26, 2001 against Tampa Bay. Trot Nixon did it for Boston and slugger Greg Vaughn connected for the Devil Rays, but the Red Sox won 7-6.MR. VERSATILITYBlue Jays C Russell Martin took over at third base in the ninth after Barney was removed for a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the eighth. Bogaerts grounded to third on the first pitch of the inning and Martin threw him out.TRAINER’S ROOMRed Sox: Farrell confirmed that LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (right knee) will throw a simulated game Sunday, his first since suffering the injury during a spring training fielding drill.Blue Jays: LHP Franklin Morales felt weakness in his shoulder while warming up in the sixth and was unable to come into the game. Morales will be re-evaluated Saturday. … RHP Marco Estrada (back) is expected to come off the disabled list to start Sunday’s series finale.UP NEXTRed Sox RHP Rick Porcello makes his season debut against Blue Jays RHP R.A. Dickey (1-0, 5.40) on Saturday. Porcello had a 6.45 ERA in four starts against Toronto in 2015 and has a 5.29 ERA against the Blue Jays in 12 career games. Dickey was winless in six starts against the Red Sox in 2015.IAN HARRISON, Associated PressTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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AFC Asian Cup: Yuya Osako stars as Japan beat Iran to reach final

first_img Reuters Al AinJanuary 28, 2019UPDATED: January 28, 2019 23:21 IST Yuya Osako celebrates with Japan teammates (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSYuya Osako scored twice as Japan beat Iran 3-0 in the Asian Cup semi-finalsIran coach Carlos Queiroz stepped down from his post after almost 8 years at the helmJapan are four times championsWerder Bremen striker Yuya Osako scored twice in 11 second-half minutes to help four-time champions Japan into the final of the Asian Cup with a 3-0 victory over tournament favourites Iran on Monday.Osako headed the first home in the 56th minute and added his second from the penalty spot to help set up a date with either hosts the United Arab Emirates or Qatar in Friday’s final in Abu Dhabi.Genki Haraguchi put a gloss to the scoreline with a powerful run and shot in stoppage time at the end of the match but the contest was already long decided.Iran had been the form team of the tournament but their dreams of a ending a 43-year wait for a fourth continental title were left in tatters by the clinical Samurai Blue.Carlos Queiroz announced in the post-match news conference that his nearly eight-year run as Iran coach, which took in two World Cups, was over.”I think the simplest thing to do is to copy the old song: ‘and now, the end is here’,” the Portuguese said, misquoting the song Frank Sinatra made famous.”I’m happy and proud to say I did it my way.”Roared on by a noisy majority of the crowd, the Iranians had enjoyed the better of a competitive, if goalless, first half but were completely deflated by Osako’s twin strikes and never looked like fighting their way back into the match.”We knew it was going to be tough but the players showed great fighting spirit,” said Japan coach Hajime Moriyasu.advertisement”I’m happy the players showed that fighting spirit and really went for the win.”While Iran might have had a case that Morteza Pouraliganji’s arm blocked Takumi Minamino’s cross accidentally for the penalty, the opening goal was down to the sort of lapse of concentration that Queiroz has warned his team against.Minamino had made a break down the left and crumpled to the floor on the edge of the area looking for a free kick or penalty.None was forthcoming but while defender Ehsan Hajsafi was asking the referee to book the striker for a dive, Minamino raced to retrieve the ball and crossed it from the corner flag for Osako to head home unchallenged.”It was very competitive, quite balanced game, until one error by my team, a naive error. We were all expecting action from the referee over the simulation,” said Queiroz.”It was an emotional breakdown from my players and after that there was only one team on the pitch.”It was the first goal Iran had conceded in six games at the tournament but winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh came close to equalising five minutes later with a free kick that forced a good save out of Shuichi Gonda.The second blow landed soon afterwards when the referee pointed to the spot after the ball had struck Pouraliganji on the arm, confirming his decision following a look at the TV pictures on the sideline.Osako sent goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand the wrong way from the spot and a fifth final in the last eight versions of the continental championship look assured, Haraguchi helping to wrap up their first win by a margin of more than one goal at the tournament.Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. 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 byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow AFC Asian Cup Next AFC Asian Cup: Yuya Osako stars as Japan beat Iran to reach finalAFC Asian Cup: Yuya Osako scored twice in 11 second-half minutes to help four-time champions Japan into the final of the Asian Cup with a 3-0 victory over tournament favourites Iran.advertisementlast_img read more

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There is Only One Sovereign State – PM Holness

first_img Prime Minister Andrew Holness is expressing confidence that when implemented, the Law Reform (Zone of Special Operations) (Special Security and Community Development Measures) Act will lead to a reduction in crime. Prime Minister Andrew Holness is expressing confidence that when implemented, the Law Reform (Zone of Special Operations) (Special Security and Community Development Measures) Act will lead to a reduction in crime.Speaking yesterday (July 13) at the opening ceremonies of the Denham Town and Tivoli Restorative Justice Centres, the prime minister said the country does not need dons or criminals to survive.Prime Minister Holness declared that there is only one sovereign state, Jamaica, and the government will act to protect the state.“The establishment of the legislation is a signal that the government, including the opposition, is not prepared to cede one square inch of Jamaica to any criminal organisation,” emphasised Prime Minister Holness.He said the establishment of the zone is not about taking away or abrogating the rights of the citizens. He said it will safeguard, protect, preserve and extend the rights of the law abiding citizens of Jamaica.In the meantime, Prime Minister Holness explained that crime and violence threaten economic growth and emphasised that at this time, the priority of the country must be to restore law, order, public safety and security for the citizens of the country.The Tivoli Gardens and Denham Town Restorative Justice Centres are part of efforts to address conflict resolution strategies in communities. It forms part of the Government’s reform of the justice system in the country. The Prime Minister noted that social intervention can make a difference in these communities and efforts like these will be supported and continued.He says the government will continue to make investment in the physical and social infrastructure to address these problems facing the people in these communities.The Government will establish fourteen Justice Centres across the island. Prime Minister Holness declared that there is only one sovereign state, Jamaica, and the government will act to protect the state. Story Highlights “The establishment of the legislation is a signal that the government, including the opposition, is not prepared to cede one square inch of Jamaica to any criminal organisation,” emphasised Prime Minister Holness.last_img read more

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Traffic Advisory Pictou County

first_imgPICTOU COUNTY: Eureka Mills Bridge Eureka Mills Bridge will be closed for repairs from Tuesday, June 14 until Thursday, June, 16. A detour is available via Route 374/East River West Side Road. Local Area Office: 902-755-7147 -30-last_img

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After Extradition Chaou will Be Prosecuted for Crimes He Committed FM

Rabat – In the nick of time, just as he was about to strain diplomatic relations between Morocco and the Netherlands, detained Moroccan drug trafficker, Said Chaou, will be prosecuted for the crimes he committed, including international drug trafficking and money laundering. As soon as the coalition government’s weekly meeting ended on Thursday afternoon, government spokesperson, Mustapha El Khalfi, stated that Chaou would be “extradited to Morocco,” adding that Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Nasser Bourita, confirmed Chaou’s arrest during the meeting.Bourita, “informed the government’s Council of the trafficker’s arrest in the Netherlands” and said he would be prosecuted for his crimes, relayed Khalfi, who is also the Delegate Minister to the Head of Government for Relations with Parliament and Civil Society. The spokesman added that Morocco had previously issued an arrest warrant of the notorious trafficker.A former Member of Parliament, Chaou was arrested by Dutch authorities on Thursday morning.A source at the Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs told Morocco World News Thursday afternoon that consultations between Morocco and the Netherlands had increased over recent weeks to enable joint judicial procedures.Dutch authorities acceded to the request of the Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who issued a communiqué last week urgently recalling the Moroccan ambassador to The Hague for consultation. Without citing the name of the Moroccan in question, the press release noted that the ministry had “found information revealing the involvement of a drug dealer in fueling protests in the north of the Kingdom of Morocco.”The international drug trafficker was the subject of two international arrest warrants issued by Moroccan judicial authorities for his “association with criminals” since 2010, and his involvement in “international narcotics trafficking” since 2015, said the ministry in a communiqué. read more

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King Mohammed VI Calls For Climate Change Action at UN Framework

By Trista Youssef Rabat – Morocco continues to be an international leader in climate change and has shown its commitment to sustainable development by adopting environmental policies and successfully implementing them in recent years. Under King Mohammed VI, Morocco has implemented a national policy for environmental protection to combat the effects of climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 32 percent by 2030. Morocco has launched a series of initiatives aiming to promote a green economy, including the adoption of the National Environment Charter and Efficiency Strategy, as well as the liberalization of the renewable energy sector.Read Also: ‘Women are Heart of Actions on Climate Change’: Lalla HasnaaThe country remains an active member of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, hosting the organization’s 24th conference in Marrakech. King Mohammed VI’s royal message was delivered Monday to the COP24 in Katowice, Poland, by Prince Moulay Rachid. The message reiterated Morocco’s support for the African continent in efforts toward environmental protection, saying that “Driven by its commitment to African causes, the Kingdom of Morocco continues to support the implementation process of the three Climate Commissions, resulting from the Summit of African Heads of State and Government, held in the margins of COP 22: on the Congo Basin, the Sahel Region, and the island states.”The King criticized the international community for its lack of support offered to African states regarding climate change: “The African continent is hit hard by the negative impacts of climate change, even though it is not responsible for this unfair situation…Africa is not supported by partners and international donors.” read more

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UNbacked peace talks seek to end violent ethnic clashes in South Sudan

According to a news release issued yesterday by the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), the two-day peace building and reconciliation effort, which concluded earlier this week, aimed to establish a dialogue between the Lou Nuer and Murle communities and boost security in the region.Hilde F. Johnson, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of UNMISS, who has been supporting authorities in preventing a further escalation of communal violence, met with Government officials and local chiefs and stressed the need to hear from both communities and ensure the continuation of the reconciliation process.“We have air surveillance over the territory daily to monitor the situation on the ground [and] we have deployed a team to engage with the communities,” Ms. Johnson said. “We managed collectively… to hold back retaliation. Now we have to make sure that the peace and reconciliation process we supported comes to a successful completion.”The reconciliation efforts are led by the South Sudan Council of Churches and began earlier this month after a consultative workshop between the council, the UN and Government officials in the state capital, Bor.Ms. Johnson met with the state Governor Kuol Manyang Juuk, who promised that his administration would support the peace building process.After reports of the first attacks in the region, UNMISS responded by deploying troops to the two counties to deter a counter-attack and has been working with local police forces and the military to strengthen security in the area. 21 October 2011Two ethnic communities that had previously engaged in violent attacks in South Sudan took part in a series of United Nations-backed peace talks which seek to put an end to conflict in the country’s Jonglei state that has resulted in more than 600 casualties this year. read more

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The state statistics agency Destatis said Wednesday that falling exports had weighed on output while demand from consumers and government spending at home had supported the economy.___Flights resume at Hong Kong airport as protesters apologizeHONG KONG (AP) — Flights have resumed at Hong Kong’s airport after two days of disruptions that descended into clashes with police, highlighting the hardening positions of pro-democracy protesters and the authorities in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. After nightfall, a new protest outside a police station in the city was dispersed as officers fired tear gas. About three dozen protesters remain camped at the airport, and they apologized to travellers for their blockade that turned chaotic and violent.___Vaping companies sue to delay US e-cigarette reviewWASHINGTON (AP) — A vaping industry group is suing the U.S. government to delay a review of electronic cigarettes. The lawsuit filed Wednesday by the Vapor Technology Association says the upcoming review could wipe out smaller companies. The legal challenge is the latest hurdle against the Food and Drug Administration’s effort to regulate e-cigarettes that have come to market over the last decade.___Feds: Capital One suspect may have hacked 30-plus companiesSEATTLE (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a woman charged in a massive data breach at Capital One appears to have hacked more than 30 other organizations. Paige A. Thompson, of Seattle, was arrested late last month after the FBI said she obtained personal information from more than 100 million Capital One credit applications. Prosecutors said servers found in Thompson’s bedroom contained data stolen from more than 30 other companies, educational institutions and other entities.___Chastened Argentine leader offers help for workers, the poorBUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A walloping at the polls has led President Mauricio Macri to decree economic relief for poor and working-class Argentines. The measures include an increased minimum wage, reduced payroll taxes, a bonus for informal workers and a freeze in gasoline prices — at least temporarily.___American Airlines seeks flight-cancellation cash from unionsFORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines wants labour unions to pay damages over an alleged work slowdown by mechanics that led to hundreds of cancelled flights. American isn’t putting a dollar figure on its request, but it says cancellations caused “enormous financial losses.” Earlier this week, a federal judge ruled in American’s favour on the airline’s lawsuit against two unions that together represent the airline’s aircraft mechanics.___The S&P 500 fell 85.72 points, or 2.9%, to 2,840.60. The Dow sank 800.49 points, or 3%, to 25,479.42. The Nasdaq composite lost 242.42 points, or 3%, to 7,773.94. The Russell 2000 index of smaller company stocks slid 43.05 points, or 2.8%, to 1,467.52.The Associated Press read more

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Ohio State mens gymnastics dominates at Big Ten championships

The OSU men’s gymnastics team poses for a photo after winning the 2016 Big Ten championship. Credit: Luke Swartz | Lantern reporterSt. John Arena played host to the Big Ten Men’s Gymnastics Championships over the weekend, and the hosting team stole the show, grabbing the team title among a trove of other accolades.  The No. 3 Ohio State men’s gymnastics team capped off a thrilling Friday night with a team championship, while also boasting two of the events’ top all-around scorers from a pair of Olympic hopefuls, redshirt sophomore Sean Melton and freshman Alec Yoder. Then, the following night, the Buckeyes collected all three of the major end-of-the-year awards and multiple event titles. “I’m glad (the guys) have stuck with the process of what we’re trying to implement, and I think it’s very sweet to get these results,” said OSU coach Rustam Sharipov. “I think it’s a great reward to see them happy and, of course, they make me happy.”OSU, which now owns 13 Big Ten championships, last won the conference title in 2007.  Coincidentally, this marks the first time since that year that the event was hosted by the Buckeyes. A fitting coda to the big weekend came when the Scarlet and Gray had multiple individuals recognized for their successful seasons, including Sharipov, who won the Big Ten Coach of the Year award. Melton received the conference’s gymnast of the year award, while Yoder earned Big Ten Freshman of the Year. The All-Big Ten teams were also announced. Melton and Yoder took home first-team honors, while sophomore Seth Delbridge and senior Alex Johnson received spots on the second team. Johnson was also recognized with the Sportsmanship Award.Melton finished first in three separate events on Friday night, including rings (15.850), floor exercise (15.400) and parallel bars (15.500).  Yoder also put up impressive numbers on the night, finishing second on the pommel horse (15.250), fourth on rings (15.150) and fifth on high bar (14.100).Melton, who is a member of the U.S. Senior National Team, earned the gold medal for his all-around performance, scoring a six-event high score of 89.75 en route to his first Big Ten all-around win. He is the first OSU men’s gymnast to win the all-around title since 2004.  Yoder, meanwhile, finished in second place, putting up a six-event score of 87.55.Despite being recognized for his solo performance, Melton remains focused on the success of the team. “Anything individual is just another plus, but my main goal is the team title,” Melton said. “I’m going to enjoy it and I’m excited about it, but the team title is my No. 1 priority.” In the individual championships, which were held on Saturday, the Buckeyes grabbed three event titles. Melton won the parallel bars (16.175), which is a new school record, and the floor exercise (15.450), while Yoder won on the pommel horse (15.225). OSU also had three second-place finishes, with Melton on the rings (15.100), Delbridge in the vault (13.325) and Johnson on the high bar (14.550).Yoder said he finds pride in the team success and individual accolades while also taking in the emotion of the big stage.“This is surreal, this is something that I’ve been dreaming about for a long time,” Yoder said. “I’m just so proud of this team and (I’m) just amazed with this whole experience.”The Buckeyes are next set to have the benefit of competing on their home floor once again as they host the NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Championships. OSU looks poised for a successful showing after dominating the conference championships, as six of the Big Ten teams it defeated ranked in the top 10 nationally. The event is scheduled to be held April 15 and 16 at St. John Arena. read more

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Here is why your veins look blue

first_imgA Pittsburgh doctor says Antonio Brown once repeatedly farted in his face during a consultation, and that he owes him $11,500 in unpaid bills BLOOD IS NEVER blue — it’s always some shade of red. However, veins carrying red blood may appear bluish because of how human tissue and blood reflect and absorb light.When light enters human tissue, it is scattered in all directions (or bounced around) by cells and other structures. That light is either absorbed into the tissue, or it escapes from the skin’s surface. It is the escaped, or reflected, light that we see with our eyes.Blood usually looks red because haemoglobin, an oxygen-carrying protein in red blood cells, absorbs lots of blue light and reflects lots of red light. (Think of someone turning “blue in the face” — it means they’re not getting enough oxygen.)But veins — unlike arteries — carry deoxygenated blood, which absorbs more red light than the oxygen-rich blood in the tissue around the vein. The more red light that’s absorbed, the less of it we see.When red light is absorbed into veins but reflected off the tissue around veins, what we see on the surface of the skin is that it’s less reddish above the vein than directly around them.“When we compare the light reaching the surface above the vessel to the light reaching the surface nearby, the amount of blue light is the same, but the amount of red light is less,” explains Michael Patterson, a professor of medical physics at McMaster University in Ontario and co-author of a 1996 paper that investigated why veins appear blue.This creates somewhat of an optical illusion. A vein looks blue not because more blue light is being reflected, but because less red light is being reflected from the vein than from the tissue around it.Deep veins will appear bluer because the deoxygenated blood they contain reflects less red light than the surrounding tissues. Image: Dina Spector/Business Insider.Because blue light waves are shorter than red light waves, veins that are deep below the surface of the skin will look the bluest. This seems counterintuitive, but it means they’ll absorb the (long) red light, but the (short) blue light will hit the space above the vessel and bounce back to our eyes before it’s ever absorbed. [See diagram at right.]In short, veins look blue because they carry deoxygenated blood, which means they reflect less red light than the surrounding tissues. And the deeper the vein, the bluer it will seem.- Dina Spector‘I nearly fell out of my chair’: Irish scientists uncover Einstein’s lost theory> Saudi Arabia says the oil facility hit by drones and missiles will be fully functional again in 12 days Trump might lose a crucial ally in the Middle East if Netanyahu is unseated as Israel’s prime minister for the first time in a decade Australians could be given free movement to the UK after Brexit last_img read more

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Each iOS user generates 150 a year for Apple

first_imgApple is in a very happy place at the moment as a company. It has billions in the bank, its iPad tablet computers dominate the market, the iPhone and iPod touch continue to sell well, iTunes and its two App Stores just seem to print money, and Steve Jobs has recently wowed everyone with a spaceship-like new campus planned for Cupertino.This success has come about through great design and services that people for the most part both want and enjoy using. And while we know roughly how many devices Apple has sold over the past few years, we don’t know how much each Apple product user is worth to the company in terms of spending power. In other words, how much does an average Apple-owning user spend after buying a device?Market intelligence company Asymco has decided to have a stab at figuring out the answer to just that question. The best guess comes out at $150 per year for each iOS user regardless of device owned. So if you currently own a gadget that runs iOS, chances are you are spending around the $150 mark every year on apps, music, accessories etc. Does that sound about right?Asymco worked out that $150 figure by taking the revenue generated from sales on 200 million iOS devices, and then splitting it between the 180 million users. For good measure it also assumed on average an iOS device has a lifespan of about 3.5 years.This is a very general calculation, but then I bet Apple doesn’t even know how much each user spends every year without doing some major data crunching. Still, I’d say that’s a pretty good average to have across all devices. Just consider how much you spend on subscriptions each year and I’d say Apple is doing very well out of its users.The figure looks even better if you only consider the Mac-owning user bade. Asymco avergaed that spend out too and came up with $250 a head.Read more at Asymcolast_img read more

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ATTs first LTE smartphones set to launch Nov 6

first_imgIt looks like Verizon’s solo moment in the LTE spotlight is about to end. AT&T, who has had several LTE tethering devices on the market since this summer, is set to launch their first smartphones on the speedy 4G network. The HTC Vivid and the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket are lined up to kick things off on November 6.The Galaxy S II Skyrocket is a variation of Galaxy S II that has been rolling out on various worldwide networks since May. In addition to running on the LTE network, the Skyrocket differs from AT&T’s standard Galaxy S II in that it has a larger 4.5 inch display and a faster 1.5GHz dual-core CPU. It will run on Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread (with TouchWiz UI), and sports an 8MP rear camera that shoots 1080p video.The HTC Vivid also has a 4.5 inch qHD (960 x 540) display, along with a 1.2GHz dual-core chip. It too has an 8MP rear shooter, but with an f/2.2 28mm wide angle lens that should let in ample light. Its camera also shoot 1080p at 60 frames per second. It will run Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread, with HTC Sense pasted on top.AT&T is keeping their standard (3G and HSPA+) data plans intact for these first LTE phones. That means you can pay $15 for a light 200MB of data, $25 for 2GB, or crank it up to $45 for 4GB including tethering. Though many of us long for the days when data was unlimited, at least we aren’t seeing the prices continue to skyrocket while the caps get lower. Aside from power users who are constantly streaming Netflix or trying to replace their home internet, these plans should offer plenty for most.If you’ve managed to miss Verizon’s promotional blitz over the last eight months, LTE is the fastest of the current technologies described as 4G. It is set to become the standard, based on its data speeds that can rival (or trump) many home DSL and cable connections. Verizon’s first LTE smartphone, the HTC Thunderbolt, launched in March, and was followed with a quickly-expanding line of other devices, including the Droid Bionic, Droid Charge, and the upcoming Droid Razr.AT&T’s LTE is currently only available in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio. However, when these two phones go on sale, that will have expanded to include Boston, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Athens, GA. AT&T says that their LTE network will reach at least six more markets by the end of the year. If you don’t live in any of these areas, it might be wise to hold off on snatching one of these up.Both handsets will be available this Sunday, Nov. 6. The Skyrocket will ring up at $250, with the Vivid costing $200. Both prices, as always, are with a new two-year contract for new or upgrading customers.More at AT&Tlast_img read more

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Handcrafted Overwatch Figure is a Work of Art

first_img ‘Overwatch’ Coming to Nintendo Switch… In Case FormLego Adds Two More ‘Overwatch’ Sets: Wrecking Ball and Junke… Stay on target Even if you’re like me and aren’t exactly into Overwatch, you have to admit that the game’s characters feature some of the coolest designs out there. Each of the characters would make for great action figures, but for whatever reason, Blizzard Entertainment hasn’t commissioned any toy company to make official figures based on the game. This didn’t stop one person from taking the initiative and creating his own Overwatch figure completely by hand.Korean craftsman Truxton made a 100% wood figure of the Bastion character. What’s great about this figure is that it transforms exactly like it does in the game. Blizzard has released detailed sketches of both of Bastion’s modes and Truxton used these to create this highly detailed little masterpiece. In the video below, you can see for yourself how the figure was created and how it transforms. This is like watching an episode of The Joy of Painting only with an awesome action figure.It’s always fun to see folks go out of their way to create things like this. Hopefully, Blizzard has taken note and will eventually have a toy company release Overwatch figures as incredible as this one. The toys themselves could certainly serve as a nice gateway to get people who may not have heard of Overwatch to play the game. Then of course, there are guys like me who would buy these figures just because they look cool. Blizzard, if you’re seeing this video I believe you know what you have to do now.For more of Truxton’s work, make sure to hit up his Facebook page.last_img read more

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Adam Cole to defend North American Title in EVOLVE WWE UK Tournament

first_img WWE NXT Results – 9/4/19 (Adam Cole defends the NXT Championship against Jordan Myles) WhatsApp Adam Cole to defend North American Title in EVOLVEWWE announced on Friday that Adam Cole would be defending the NXT North American Championship at the upcoming EVOLVE event on June 24 in Melrose, Massachuetts.Cole’s opponent will be announced this Monday.NXT #NorthAmericanChampion @AdamColePro will be coming to EVOLVE on June 24th in Melrose, MA for a title defense. Opponent will be announced this Monday. Tix & info at: https://t.co/5xJjIQc26h pic.twitter.com/b7XX4ZOiil— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) June 8, 2018WWE UK Tournament BracketologyWWE has released a video featuring Nigel McGuinness, Charly Caruso and Triple H examining the brackets for the upcoming WWE United Kingdom Tournament. Pinterest WALTER and Kassius Ohno set to compete at EVOLVE 135 and 136 Live Events Twittercenter_img Facebook Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ EVOLVE Champion Austin Theory part of new Performance Center class, new PC coachlast_img read more

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City of Chula Vista holds grand reopening for Len Moore Skate Park

first_img Elizabeth Alvarez, Posted: May 5, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings Updated: 1:45 PM City of Chula Vista holds grand re-opening for Len Moore Skate Park May 5, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The city of Chula Vista celebrated the reopening of Len Moore Skate Park Saturday with professional skate demonstrations, free raffles and local vendor giveways as well as live music.The Chula Vista Boys & Girls Club originally opened the park in 2003, but was forced to close operations in August due to costly maintenance and repair issues.Park ownership was transferred to the city, which cleaned up vandalism and graffiti then reopened the facility in late February after holding a series of community meetings to gauge stakeholder priorities.“Kids in the community really wanted a place to skate,” said Shaun Ellis, city principal recreation manager. “So rather than them breaking in, we want it to be more of a positive thing — a place where adults can skate or where parents can go with their kids.”The park now offers free admission for skateboarding, BMX biking and roller-skating from 8 a.m. to dusk. City officials also expect to hold skate classes, day camps and birthday party rentals at the facility. Elizabeth Alvarez Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Bethel Democrat to Lead PNWER Arctic Caucus

first_imgRepresentative Bob Herron, a Democrat from Bethel was elected the chairman of the Arctic Caucus during the 25th summer summit of the Pacific Northwest Economic Region, or PNWER.Download AudioThe organization gathered in Big Sky, Montana this week. PNWER is a partnership comprised of industry and five U.S. states, three Canadian provinces and the Yukon and the Northwest Territories. As chairman, Herron will help educate policy makers in Washington, D.C., and Ottawa on arctic issues.David Ramsay is the Minister of Justice and Industry for the Northwest Territories and the current President of PNWER. He says the Arctic Caucus is an important body for raising the economic profile of the north.“Market access, infrastructure, energy cost, especially in rural and remote communities. The Northwest Territories is no different and faces similar challenges as Alaska so we’re going to continue to work on ways to try to find investment into the Arctic and that includes Alaska, the NWT and the Yukon.”Ramsay says their November meeting in Yellow Knife will focus on the needs of the arctic as development ramps up. The PNWER meetings wrapped up Thursday.last_img read more

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