Manu Ginobili returning for 16th season with Spurs

first_imgCatriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Read Next LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11’Not just basketball’: Circumcisions, pageants at Philippine courts00:50Trending 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 LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games LATEST STORIES McGregor must get rough and creative to upset Mayweather Manu Ginobili. AFP/GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTOSAN ANTONIO — Manu Ginobili is returning for his 16th season with the San Antonio Spurs.The Spurs re-signed the 40-year-old Argentine guard Thursday. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Ginobili will become the eighth player in NBA history to spend his entire career with one team and play at least 16 seasons, joining Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Kobe Bryant, Dirk Nowitzki, John Stockton, Reggie Miller and John Havlicek.Ginobili averaged 7.5 points, 2.7 assists and 2.3 rebounds in 69 games last season, In 992 career regular-season games, he has averaged 13.6 points, 3.9 assists and 3.6 rebounds. In 213 playoff games, the four-time NBA champion has averaged 14.1 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.8 assists.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 shutout Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chieflast_img read more

Weightlifting is far from its old confident self: Malleswari

first_imgAs India basks in the glory of medals won by the dozens in disciplines such as shooting, wrestling, boxing and athletics in the Commonwealth Games, there is one sport which has been able to win a few medals but is far from its old confident self. More importantly, its medals lack the charisma that one associates with other sports in India.I am talking about weightlifting.Indian weightlifters were the ones who opened the account for India in the 2010 Games – Soniya Chanu won a silver in the 48kg category – but have been able to add little else. There have been the odd sparks of brilliance such as K. Ravi Kumar, S. Rustam and Sukhen Dey in between but not much else to write about.The standard of competition in weightlifting at the CWG is no match for the big boys such as China, Korea and Indonesia. With the Asian Games just round the corner, we will not have to wait long to know exactly where we stand against the world champs.What is more disturbing is that Olympic medals have propelled many sports to greater heights. Take shooting for example.Rajyavardhan Rathore, 2004 Olympic silver medallist, now faces such tough competition at home that he couldn’t even qualify for the CWG.Wrestling has been successful in igniting the dreams of scores of men and women across India ever since Sushil Kumar made it to the podium in 2008. These disciplines are now the largest medal contributors.Consider now weightlifting, a sport that had an Olympic medal way back in 2000.advertisementInstead of acting as a shot in the arm for the sport, the medal proved to be a solitary high in the midst of falling standards.The record of lifting 110 kg in Snatch and 127 kg in Clean and Jerk that was set by me in the 1998 Bangkok Asian Games still stands as the Indian record after 13 years.So the question remains: what is wrong with the weightlifting scene in India? There are several reasons and as many answers. Shooting, boxing and athletics federations are mostly managed by past players who have the experience and technical expertise required to compete at the highest level.But when outsiders come and start treating any sport like a fiefdom, the performance of the players and, more importantly, their morale takes a beating.Improper selection of coaches is another sore point as it will have an impact much deeper than a temporary dip in a player’s form. The recent sexual exploitation allegations that rocked Indian sports indicate that wrong coach selection can be harmful.Poor bench strength or absence of a solid secondary team has dented Indian weightlifting dreams. Old stalwarts have long retired and warhorses such as Soniya, Sandhya Rani and Renu Bala Chanu are past their prime. In the women’s weightlifting segment, no credible talent is forthcoming.The only way to revive weightlifting in India is to identify a core group of 40- 50 youngsters and train them under world class coaches.Also, federations for, of and by the players will be a help.last_img read more

Rs 50,000 cr riding on WC; bookies bat for India

first_imgCricket enthusiasts apart, the ICC World Cup has evinced a great interest in bookies. As per an estimate around Rs 50,000 crore rides on the biggest cricket extravaganza that starts on Saturday. Be it the best team, top players, each ball or even weather, the bookies running a global betting racket are expecting business to be more brisk than ever this World Cup. Interestingly, the amount riding this World Cup is 100 times more than what the ICC is spending on the event. If the odds are any indication, then Team India is the favourite to lift the coveted trophy. As per the bookmakers’ arithmetic, India’s rate is set at Rs 3, which means that if a punter bets Re 1 on Team India and he wins the return would be Rs 3. “The largest amount is riding on Team India, as India are the favourites. According to us, Team India will win the World Cup,” said a bookie. “India was the first choice of bookies. The best started at Rs 3.80, but after the team won the two practice matches, the rate now stands at Rs 3.50,” revealed another bookie. According to the bookies, after Team India, Sri Lanka, South Africa and Australia are the other three teams that will reach the semi finals. While India’s rate is set at Rs 3, Sri Lanka’s is Rs 4.70, South Africa’s Rs 5 and Australia is at Rs 5.50. The bookies believe that Pakistan, at Rs 8.80 and England at Rs 9.80 are the dark horses and they have the ability to turn the tide at any point. Odds favour Sachin’s bat, Bhajji’s spinMoney is riding not only on the teams, but individual players are also being betted upon. According to the bookies, Sachin Tendulkar will be the batsman to look out for as he will score the highest number of runs. His rate has been fixed at Rs 2. Sri Lankan skipper Kumara Sangakkara comes second in the list with his rate being fixed at Rs 3. Surprisingly, at number three comes Indian batsman and the first-time World Cup player Virat Kohli, whose rate is Rs 7. Spot numbers four and five have been taken by South African batsman Hashim Amla and Australian captain Ricky Ponting with their rates at Rs 9 and Rs 10 respectively. Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh tops the list of the best bowlers with his rate being fixed at Rs 3. Sri Lankan wizard spinner Muralidharan comes a close second at Rs 4. South African pacer Dale Steyn is next with his rate at Rs 7, followed by Lasith Malinga of Sri Lanka at Rs 9 and Indian seamer Zaheer Khan at Rs 10.50.advertisementlast_img read more

‘New generation cricketers’ addiction to success redefines India’s aspirations’

first_imgTriumph as Tonic”Allergic to failure, addicted to success, afflicted by daring, a new generation of cricketers is redefining India’s aspirations.”Sushant Sachdeva, on e-mailWizards of Lord’sCredit it to the brashness of youth, the strength of character, the luxury of being under no pressure to perform or the vast reserves of self-belief,Triumph as Tonic”Allergic to failure, addicted to success, afflicted by daring, a new generation of cricketers is redefining India’s aspirations.”Sushant Sachdeva, on e-mailWizards of Lord’sCredit it to the brashness of youth, the strength of character, the luxury of being under no pressure to perform or the vast reserves of self-belief and resilience, the kind of magic Mohammed Kaif and Yuvraj Singh produced to help India win the NatWest Trophy would make even sorcerers proud (“India’s New Heroes”, July 29).Karthik K., MysoreCricket with its glorious uncertainties seems to be the only sport where the anticipation of what might happen has nothing to do with what actually happens. Our youthful newlook team has proved that it has what it takes to win.V. Venkataraman, on e-mailThe young brigade of Indian cricket has shown the world that playing with hope and courage will always result in a win. Kaif and Yuvraj have not only made the nation proud but have also exemplified what playing like a team means. Their commitment and intense desire to win augurs well for the future of Indian cricket.S. Lavanya, on e-mailKaif and Yuvraj have proved right the words of Swami Vivekananda: “It is usually the young who have the strength of mind … and who will be able to make sacrifices to achieve their goals.”Mahesh Kumar, on e-mailThe way Kaif played and earned India victory, he deserves the sobriquet of “Ka(l) if of Lord’s”.Malini White, on e-mailThe victory should relieve Sachin Tendulkar of any psychological burdens because it came despite his failure. He should now be free to play his natural aggressive game which will further improve our chances of winning the World Cup.H.R. Bapu Satyanarayana, MysoreGone are the days when the entire country would walk back to the pavilion with Tendulkar. The senior players were made to look like novices by the daringly different approaches of Yuvraj and Kaif. The seniors need to guard their reputation.Vinod Udyawar, on e-mailWhen Sourav Ganguly yanked his shirt off after the famous victory, it made news and invited flak too. No one realised that had we lost, he would probably have been stripped naked.Madhu Rau, on e-mailNo doubt the victory at Lord’s made every Indian proud but it is too early to talk about India’s chances in the 2003 World Cup as our team is known to be inconsistent. The real test will come when it plays better teams like Pakistan, South Africa and Australia. Until then it would be prudent not to create an unnecessary hype. We were crowing similarly about our hockey team just before the World Cup in Malaysia. Everyone knows what happened ultimately.Dr Bir Singh, Delhiadvertisement”What is so sensational about the wrongdoings at ITDC hotels when parliamentarians, politicians and government officials are known to scrounge off public-sector institutions?” S. Balachandran, MumbaiWe have seen many talented young cricketers like Hemang Badani, Hrishikesh Kanitkar and Reetinder Sodhi rise to instant fame due to hype only to fall abruptly. Also, with our selectors using whimsical and parochial reasoning to dump players, there is no saying whether a hero of today will get another chance to prove himself.Rakesh Singhvi, on e-mailWhat Kaif and Yuvraj did was wonderful but we need to be cautious in inflating the balloons of their egos lest they should deflate quickly.Diptansu Sharma, GuwahatiThe hype surrounding India’s victory at Lord’s is unwarranted as the series did not feature great cricketing nations like Australia or Pakistan. Sri Lanka was a shadow of its old self and it is a wonder that England still has any cricketers.Renjith P.R., Omalloor, KeralaThe media hype over the win is not for real. I still doubt whether the Indian team can face the pace of the likes of Shoaib Akhtar or emerge as winners against the accurate Glenn McGrath on the fast and bouncy tracks of South Africa in the World Cup. Time and again we place undue confidence in the Indian side only to see it fail us. It is time we stopped patronising cricket as we do now and look towards other sports.Puneet Satija, AmritsarTruth ExtractedThe raval couple isn’t doing anything new by making milk from peanut (“The White Lie”, July 29). Agronomist George W. Carver had proved in 1910 that sugar, shoe polish, shaving cream and edible oils can be produced from groundnut. Such techniques about food derivatives were also propagated by Sadashiv Pandurang Khankhoje, a forgotten Indian revolutionary who was responsible for Mexico’s agricultural revolution.Manoj Waman Kshirsagar, on e-mailadvertisementlast_img read more

After DLF exit, BCCI seeks new title sponsor for IPL, floats formal tender notice

first_imgThe BCCI on Monday initiated the process of finding a new title sponsor for the Indian Premier League, floating tender notices for the same.After realty firm DLF ended its five-year-long association with the IPL as he title sponsor in August, the BCCI has formally started looking for a replacement.”Under this invitation to tender, the winning bidder will be granted the right to be Title Sponsor of the Indian Premier League for the five seasons from 2013 to 2017,” the tender notice issued by the Board in leading newspapers stated.”The Title Sponsor rights include a number of branding and other marketing benefits to be received by the Title Sponsor at every IPL match during the season as specifically outlined in the Invitation to Tender,” it added.The notice made it clear that companies which intend to sell off the rights after winning the bid are ineligible to apply in the first place.”Bids may be submitted in respect of all product categories listed in the Invitation to Tender. Only corporate entities, whether in India or abroad, which are interested in placing a bid for themselves and/or their holding or subsidiary company(ies), for the purpose of the advertisement and promotion of their own brands within their primary product or services categories are eligible to participate in this tender process and to submit bids.”For the sake of clarity, agencies intending to sell the rights to another corporate entity are not eligible to participate in this tender,” it said.Bids would be accepted by the Board till November 21.advertisement”The Invitation to Tender can be acquired on any working day between 10am to 6pm from Saturday, October 27 at the BCCI office, Cricket Centre, Wankhede Stadium, D Road, Churchgate, Mumbai 400020, upon payment of Rs 2,00,000 (non-refundable and non- adjustable) by Demand Draft or pay order (both payable in Pune) favouring The Board of Control for Cricket in India. Bids must be submitted at 11:30am (IST) on November 21, 2012.”last_img read more

Here is your horoscope for September 19

first_imgARIESBe aware of health, as you are mentally and emotionally vulnerable today. Relationships are healing and relaxing. Dont allow old fears to get you or past judgments to influence you. Be in touch with your sense of humour to keep things light and in perspective. Lucky number 17. Colour blue. TAURUS New relationships and opportunities are waiting in the wings for you! Say good-bye to the past and get on with your life. You are ready to adopt new fitness programs and diets to rejuvenate energy. New attitudes are evolving to improve the quality of your life. Lucky number 3. Colour green.GEMINIYou tend to over indulge in food, drink or emotion today! Keep an eye on balance or there can be problems. You are ruled by the heart and make decisions according to your likes and dislikes. List priorities and give all relationships their due attention. Lucky number 7. Colour greens.CANCERAwareness and alacrity are needed to move towards positive relationships and progressive opportunities as things happen quickly. A pleasant surprise is in store! Beware of over reactions and over indulgence in any aspect. Breakthroughs are on the cards! Lucky number 10. Colour royal blue.LEOTravel, business opportunities, new beginnings and exciting professional and personal connections are on the cards! You are preoccupied with business transactions and meetings. People who matter appreciate your skill and wisdom. Meditate when you feel restless. Lucky number 1. Colour blue.VIRGOYou make a mark with individual style and verve in whatever you do. Maintain a balance in material and creative aspects to achieve the right blend of success. Overseas collaboration is possible. Being centered you flower as an individual with your ingenuity. Lucky number 6. Colour pink.advertisementLIBRAYou may have to deal with egoistic people who throw rank to achieve their ends. You are able to go beyond limitations and make plans. You impress people with your personality, talent and charisma. You are sensitive and seek appreciation in personal relationships. Lucky number 2. Colour reds.SCORPIOYou go through major changes as you are determined to achieve success and material gain. Your drive and dynamism inspires others to put out their best. You let go the past and accept new feelings and emotions. Meditate to rejuvenate your energy and outlook. Lucky number 13. Colour crimson.SAGITTARIUSYou draw ‘The Ace of Wands’ which takes you to your inner centre or source of energy. You indulge in busy schedules and competitive sport today. You aim for the highest and do not make compromises. A professional opportunity promises name and gain. Lucky number 1. Colour fiery orange.CAPRICORNYou have a youthful outlook and fresh approach to life and relationships. Practical and financial matters are boring but can be resolved with a little bit of attention and energy. A spiritual experience gets you in touch with yourself and your inner divinity. Lucky number 15. Colour red.AQUARIUSYou feel at peace and relaxed with a loved one. You maintain established business and are not about to take up challenges or new opportunities right now. You remain deep-rooted in the past and maintain values and attitudes in professional and personal aspects. Lucky number 10. Colour red.PISCESYou re-balance yin and yang energies to find your strength and balance! You are faced with contradictions as you make professional decisions. Despite feeling divided and being in conflict with another person you are professional and clear in business matters. Lucky number 2. Colour pink.last_img read more

a month agoWolves midfielder Joao Moutinho: I can play five more years easily

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Wolves midfielder Joao Moutinho: I can play five more years easilyby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves midfielder Joao Moutinho says he has plenty of football left in him.The 33-year-old midfielder has already made 14 appearances in all competitions for Wolves this season as the club made their return to European football for the first time in almost four decades.”The age, it’s just a number. I feel good.” Moutinho told Sky Sports.”I can play, if you ask me now, five years easily. But we never know what comes for the next year, or the next week.”What I keep trying in my mind is to work hard in the week to be better for the game.” last_img

FIFA Olympics unlikely to directly compete for government funding economist

first_imgAs footy fans around the country watch the FIFA World Cup in Russia, the anticipation is already growing for the 2026 tournament which will feature games in Canada, maybe even Edmonton.It is still a maybe, and Calgary is looking at bidding for the Winter Olympics that same year which could be another costly undertaking.But do the competing events mean one may not happen?Concordia University Economist Moshe Lander doesn’t think the Edmonton FIFA bid will affect a Calgary Olympic bid directly.“The two events would happen six months apart, they’re technically in two different cities,” he said, adding compared to the Olympics, the cost of hosting two or three soccer games is relatively small.“Olympic Games tend to quickly outrun their budgets, the typical 50 per cent cost overrun could very easily apply in Calgary once you start digging away and realizing we need to add this or fix that,” he explained.He notes the biggest cost hosting any event is security.“Winter Olympics aren’t quite as internationally covered as say the World Cup is, there’s not a corner of the world where the World Cup is not going to be a major event and so it becomes a major target,” said Lander.While all three levels of government would need to be involved, Lander says the brunt of the costs for either event would likely be borne by the provincial government.“The contribution of the federal government would probably be proportionally smaller than the requirement for the provincial government,” he said, arguing having the games in Edmonton would be huge for the city’s international profile.When asked if the province would financially support hosting World Cup games in Edmonton financially, and if a potential Calgary Olympic bid factors into that decision, 660 NEWS received this statement from Minister of Culture and Tourism Ricardo Miranda:“With respect to Edmonton hosting World Cup 2026 matches, we have received an initial proposal for funding from the City of Edmonton, but are awaiting a more detailed business plan that addresses the financial needs for a bid. While things are looking up – our economy is growing, and people are returning to work – Albertans still expect their government to spend their money in a responsible way. We will work closely with the City of Edmonton and the federal government on this in the weeks ahead.”At the end of the day, the decision could come down to FIFA.“If you feel that there’s a hostile government, rather than just an indifferent government, FIFA might use that as an excuse then to say alright then Edmonton’s gone, but given that only 10 games are going to be played in Canada, and given that it’s only going to be two, maybe three in Edmonton, the need to knock Edmonton from the list probably isn’t that great,” said Lander.last_img read more

Halle Berry To Host Imagine Cocktail Party

first_imgHalle Berry will host the Imagine Cocktail Party to benefit the Jenesse Center on June 27 at the Wilshire Country Club.Berry has been a Jenesse Center ambassador for 17 years.Jenesse Center a non-profit domestic violence prevention and intervention organization founded by women, that will commemorate its 40th year of service to Los Angeles and around the world in 2020. In addition to offering shelter for women, children and families in safe and beautiful spaces, Jenesse offers a holistic approach to services that nurture its clients from crisis to healing to thriving self-sufficiency. Jenesse services and programs include financial literacy, legal services, therapy, vocational and technology training and family services, including children’s summer camps and youth conversations to assist young people to understand healthy relationships and signs of dating violence. Jenesse clients are able to stay at the shelter spaces for up to 2 years. Unlike some shelters, Jenesse never turns away families with teenage boys. Jenesse believes DV is a human rights issue, not a women’s issue. Jenesse believes everyone deserves peace and safety in their homes and relationships.Imagine Honorees:Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles FoundationLaphonza Butler, President of SEIU Local 2015Dr. Peter Long, President and CEO of Blue Shield of California FoundationLarry Miller, Owner and CEO of Sit n’ SleepHanifa Nakiryowa, DV Survivor, H. J. Heinz fellow at The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (“GSPIA”), Founder, Centre for Rehabilitation of Survivors of Acid and Burn Violence (CERESAV), an NGO in Ugandalast_img read more

Tensions Escalate in Bir Lahlou and Tifariti UN Must Uphold CeaseFire

Rabat – “Answering a couple of questions that were raised by various people in this room on Western Sahara: First, I can say that neither Bir Lahlou nor Tifariti fall within the buffer strip,” said UN Secretary General’s spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric during his daily press briefing on April 19, at the UN headquarters.The UN official hastened to add that the body’s meeting with the separatist front will continue to be held in Rabouni, not in Bir Lahlou, as Polisario had requested.“Second, regarding meetings with Frente Polisario: since the arrival, in late December 2017, of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Colin Stewart, MINURSO (United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara) has preferred to adhere with the longstanding practice of holding such meetings in Rabouni, Algeria,” the spokesperson said, reaffirming the international body’s commitment to respecting and upholding the spirit of the military agreement. As the move comes at a time when the UN has admitted to Polisario’s military activities in the region—Mr. Dujarric affirmed that MINURSO military observers were stopped by armed Polisario members in the vicinity of Tifariti during same briefing —questions are being raised about the separatist front’s respect for and or commitment to the military agreement.Why else would Polisario stop a MINURSO patrol unit and fire warning shots? Or request that meetings be held in Tifariti? Is it a calculated strategy designed to distort the terms of the cease-fire agreement? These are some of the questions that Moroccan and international pundits have been raising, especially given recent reports that the Polisario Front has moved to erect its de facto capital city in Tirafiti.If history is any guide, one commentator suggested, it seems the Polisario is now violating the terms of the agreement, having been unsuccessful in its attempts to provoke Morocco into an armed response–a move that would have considerably damaged the kingdom’s image in the eyes of the international community.The agreement states: “The Military Agreement No. 1, which regulates the ceasefire between the Frente POLISARIO and Morocco, establishes the Moroccan military wall as a line of separation between the Sahrawi and Moroccan armies pending the holding of the self-determination referendum and the determination of the final status of the Territory. It also establishes a 5 km wide ‘buffer zone’ to the east and along the 2700 km Moroccan military wall. 2. The agreement further establishes two restricted areas (30 km east and 30 km west of the Moroccan military wall respectively), where firing of weapons and/or military training exercises, redeployment or movement of troops, entry of arms and ammunition and improvements of defense infrastructures are not permitted, and and two areas of limited restriction that encompass the remainder of territory on both sides of Morocco’s defense wall. It is undeniably true that, as Mr. Dujarric said in his April 19 noon briefing, Bir Lahlou and Tifariti are not in the buffer strip. Yet, as clearly stipulated in the agreement, until the pending referendum is held, any military action in either area constitutes a glaring violation of the cease-fire.To be sure, by creating a military and administrative bastion in areas that it purports to have “liberated,” the separatist front seeks to take advantage of the cease-fire agreement, changing the status quo which that very agreement is supposed to maintain.In his Western Sahara report earlier this month, the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres demanded that MINURSO’s mandate be extended to April 2019. Shortly after, Morocco notified the UN Security Council of the separatist front’s military movements in Marhbas and Guerguerat, both of which are in the buffer strip. King Mohammed VI subsequently informed Algeria that Morocco would not stay standing by as the separatist continued escalating tensions and provoking Moroccan military personnel in the southern province: Morocco is ready to resort to using its military might to quell the front’s provocations, the king said.And yet, despite the king’s warnings, Morocco is choosing to prioritize a political solution—through diplomacy and negotiations. To be sure, the kingdom expects other stakeholders to play their part and keep their end of the bargain. Furthermore, the UN, as the primary guarantor of the negotiation process, should show more resolve when it comes to respecting the terms of its mission.For if Morocco, too, decides to pursue a less diplomatic response, to violate or respect the agreement as it sees fit, tensions may reach untenable proportions—ones beyond the peacekeeping capacities of MINURSO or the UN. read more

Conference focuses on the rights of persons with intellectual disabilities

With Canada’s ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in March, it joins other countries in embracing one of the most powerful treaties to affect the rights of persons living with intellectual disabilities in our history.That landmark achievement will be celebrated this month with a sold-out international conference in Niagara Falls.The 3Fs (Rights, Respect, Responsibility) Community-University Research Alliance will host the Human Rights and Persons with Intellectual Disabilities conference at the Sheraton Fallsview Hotel on April 21 and 22.“This milestone has been a long time coming,” said conference co-ordinator Dorothy Griffiths, Associate Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences. “The adoption of the UN Convention ushers in a new era of equality and human rights for persons living with an intellectual disability.“History shows us that the rights of these individuals have been violated across all aspects of their lives — health, education, justice, sexuality, and the right to live in a community. This conference will celebrate this historic moment, but it will also chart a course for the research, planning and work that still needs to be done to make this dream a reality.”Work at the conference will help develop a “Rights Agenda” policy and practices document. Participants will look at how Canada and other nations are supporting the rights of people with intellectual disabilities. The conference has attracted international educators, health professionals, justice officials, policy analysts, researchers and advocates.Speakers include:Stephen Lewis, Professor in Global Health, McMaster UniversityMichael Bach, Executive Vice-President, Canadian Association for Community LivingTimothy Endicott, Dean, Faculty of Law, Oxford UniversityThe event is co-sponsored by the Canadian Association for Community Living, Community Living Ontario, the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, National Association for Dual Diagnosis (Ontario Chapter), Ontario OASIS, the Department of Justice Canada (Partnership & Innovation), the Southern Network of Specialized Care, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Counsel of Canada, the Law Foundation of Ontario, People First of Canada, People First of Ontario, Bethesda and the Ontario Association on Developmental Disabilities.For more info, visit www.3Rshumanrights.com. The 3Fs Community-University Research Alliance is a project of Brock and Community Living Welland-Pelham. read more

Bereaved families could be forced to turn to ambulancechasing claims firms in

Plans to cap legal costs for NHS blunders which lead to deaths of newborns could leave the bereaved at the mercy of ambulance-chasing claims firms, a former Lord Chancellor has warned. This covers around eight in ten medical negligence claims, including the deaths of newborns, and stillbirths – where Britain’s record is among the worst in the developed world. Ministers have said the changes will stop “unscrupulous law firms” receiving excessive legal costs that dwarf the damages received by victims. Health officials have drawn up plans to limit spending in cases where damages are worth less than £25,000. But today Lord Falconer, Lord Chancellor under Tony Blair, raised fears that the measures…

Van Dijk Its an exciting time to be at Liverpool

first_imgVirgil van Dijk is still basking in the euphoria of Liverpool’s 5-1 thrashing of Arsenal to surge nine points clear at the top of the Premier League on Saturday.Klopp’s men recovered from an early setback after Ainsley Maitland-Niles’ put the Gunners ahead to win 5-1 courtesy of Roberto Firmino’s hat-trick and strikes by Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.However, the Dutch defender is keen on taking each game at a time despite playing 20 games of the season unbeaten.“Anything [is possible]. That’s how we should go out there and play – anything is possible,” Van Dijk revealed via the club’s site after the final whistle.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“You still need to do it on the pitch but we are on a good way and we feel good. It’s obviously tough these days but it’s a great time to be a Liverpool player – and also a fan I think.“We still need to improve a lot of things but obviously we’re very happy with the situation at the moment.“We want to keep going and keep working hard and keep the intensity high, to make sure we keep doing well. That’s the only thing for it.”last_img read more

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Wilmingtons Rogomentich Named To Deans List At University Of Vermont

first_imgBURLINGTON, VT — Katherine Rogomentich, Class of 2021, has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2018 semester at the University of Vermont. Rogomentich, of Wilmington, is majoring in Food Systems in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.To be named to the dean’s list, students must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or better and rank in the top 20 percent of their class in their respective college or school.About UVMSince 1791, the University of Vermont has worked to move humankind forward. Committed to both research and teaching, UVM professors — world-class researchers, scholars, and artists — bring their discoveries into the classroom and their students into the field. Located in Burlington, Vermont, one of the nation’s most vibrant small cities and top college towns, UVM is a Public Ivy and top 100 national research university educating 10,513 undergraduate students, 1,542 graduate students, 826 certificate and non-degree students, and 459 M.D. students in the Larner College of Medicine.(NOTE: The above announcement is from the University of Vermont via Merit.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Katherine Rogomentich Named To Dean’s List At University Of VermontIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Katherine Rogomentich Named To Dean’s List At University Of VermontIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Katherine Rogomentich Named To Dean’s List At University Of VermontIn “Education”last_img read more

Stanford scientists created a sound so loud it instantly boils water

first_img Tags Share your voice 5 More weird science In other words, yes metal-heads, it is possible to rock so hard that you instantly boil water. In case you’re wondering, the sound pressure equivalent of this experiment is 270 decibels. That’s louder than a rocket launch and equal to the intensity of directing all the electrical power in an entire city onto one spot. If you ever were to experience such a sound directly, ear plugs wouldn’t help because the intensity would not only rupture your eardrums, but probably your heart and lungs as well. So definitely don’t try this one at home kids and remember: a life filled with smooth jazz is a long life. Researchers at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory based at Stanford University created an underwater sound so loud that it instantly vaporizes water and appears to set the threshold for how intense sound can be in water. The scientists used SLAC’s powerful X-ray laser to blast tiny jets of water with short pulses of high frequency energy. When the x-rays hit the microscopic stream of water they instantly vaporized the water molecules around them like spit on a hot skillet. They also sent a shock wave traveling through the stream that can actually be seen moving to the left and right of the blast spot below: After blasting tiny jets of water with an X-ray laser, researchers watched left- and right-moving trains of shockwaves travel away from microbubble filled regions. Claudiu Stan/Rutgers University Newark What’s interesting about this shock wave is that it’s strong enough that it’s easy to see how it is clearly disturbing the stream of water, but not enough that the molecules completely break down as they do at the point of contact with the powerful X-rays. The researchers suggest that the pressure created by the shock waves was just below this breaking point. That means it would also appear to be the upper limit of how loud a sound can possibly get under water before it breaks it apart, essentially boiling it on contact. The research was published in a recent issue of the journal Physical Review Fluids. Comments Science finally confirms that Mars is farting Scientists lay out plan to use air conditioners to save the world ‘Magnetoreception’ is the new human superpower we’ve always had Sci-Techlast_img read more

Alaska News Nightly Wednesday Apr 27 2016

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnDownload AudioWalker, industry leader have separate concerns on oil, gas billAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauGov. Bill Walker voiced concerns about changes in the types of oil and gas companies that would benefit from state tax credits, under a bill the House Rules Committee unveiled Tuesday.Republicans converge on Fairbanks, with eyes for ClevelandLiz Ruskin, APRN – AnchorageIf Donald Trump doesn’t have the presidential nomination in the bag by July, the Republican National Convention could be the most exciting in decades. 28 Alaskans get to participate, and this week Alaska Republicans will choose who gets to go.Report indicates plane flew low before fatal Birchwood crashEllen Lockyer, KSKA – AnchorageA plane that crashed near Anchorage killing all four aboard on April 20 was engaged in aerial photography over Birchwood at the time of the accident. The National Transportation Safety Board Wednesday released the first of three reports on the incident.Ice jam raises water levels in EagleDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksAn ice jam on the Yukon River has raised water levels at Eagle. A few low lying areas of the river side community were reported flooded Wednesday morning from the jam about 9 miles downstream. National Weather Service hydrologist Ed Plumb said conditions are not conducive to serious flooding.New bill would replace misdemeanor charges for underage drinking with fineJoaqlin Estus, KNBA – AnchorageOnly 10 people from across the country are getting an award on April 27, 2016 for their work to get a second chance for people with a criminal record. One of them is a Yup’ik Alaskan.Fish and Wildlife consider ban on predator hunting in refuge landsZoe Sobel, KUCB – AnchorageUnderage kids caught drinking alcohol won’t rack up a permanent charge on their record under a bill that passed the legislature last week.Yup’ik Alaskan one of 10 to receive national award for justice advocacyTim Bodony, KIYU – GalenaThe National Park Service implemented a series of changes at the beginning of this year which ban various types of predator hunting on Park Service land. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering similar changes for refuge lands across Alaska.Biologists project lower harvests of pink salmon this seasonMatt Miller, KTOO – JuneauFederal fishery biologists expect only 30-million pink salmon, or humpies, will be harvested in Southeast Alaska 2016. That’s well short of 2015’s disappointing harvest of 34 million fish and 2013’s record catch of 95-million pinks.last_img read more

Vignesh Shivan ends bitter battle with Kolaiyuthir Kaalam producer wishes well for

first_imgKolaiyuthir Kaalam.PR HandoutThe issues between Vignesh Shivan-Nayanthara and Kolaiyuthir Kaalam producer Mathialagan have apparently ended after the former released a press release to express his positive words about the movie and the producer.”Wishing the best for the film’s worldwide release:) watched the film and felts it’s a complete one & a good thriller for the audience to enjoy Thrillers being the flavour of the season , am sure this movie Wil get the acknowledgement it deserves 🙂 [sic],” Nayanthara’s beau said in the press release.Hailing the good performance of Nayanthara, Vignesh Shivan wrote, “Solid performances from the lead Nayanthara & all the other cast .. Sincere efforts from the crew helmed by Chakri to bring out a technically sleek & strong movie ! [sic]”Vignesh Shivan had a mention about the commitment shown by the producer over its release. “Pleased to see a producer having this much of care & affinity towards his product Mr. Madhiazhagan’s sincere efforts to give the film a good release shows his conviction for good content ! Personally we’ve had some bitter moments which I feel was unfortunate & unnecessary but end of the day it all takes a good conversation to end things on the right note 🙂 We all work in the same industry & it’s always good to have the good Will & positivity floating around always! [sic]” he added.There were issues between Vignesh Shivan and Mathialagan. Especially, the comments made by the former when Radha Ravi slut-shamed Nayanthara at her absence at the film’s audio launch had impact on the business part of Kolaiyuthir Kaalam.Now, it looks like they have sorted out the issue and all is well between both the parties. As a result, Vignesh Shivan has sent his good wishes.”With that thought , I wish the best for Kolaiyudhir Kalam a successful run at the box office ! Mainly for the conviction of mr madhi …Cheers! Hope audience support this film like always![ sic]” Nayan’s boyfriend ended.last_img read more

Cowboy Bebop Is Getting A Live Action TV Series

first_imgStay on target No matter how big of an anime fan you are, chances are you’ve heard of Cowboy Bebop, or you’ve watched it because it’s a classic. Widely considered one of the best out there, the 1998 Japanese series has been inspiring newcomers to the genre for years. And now it’s getting a live action television adaptation by Tomorrow Studios, a new partnership between ITV Studios and Marty Adelstein.That name might not mean that much to you, but he’s a producer and actor known for his work on Prison Break, which he served as executive producer on. He’s worked on several series, to that end, so he’s got plenty of experience under his belt. The live action series will, in fact, be executive produced by Sunset Inc., the same studio that handled the original animated series, as well as by a group called Midnight Radio: Josh Appelbaum, Andre Named, Jeff Pinkner, and Scott Rosenberg.Chris Yost is being tasked with writing the adaptation. Yost has worked on several properties for Marvel and other comic book-related series. This all sounds like a lot of capable people, especially with a comic book writer on board with experience writing several different characters and stories.AdChoices广告Unfortunately, those are the only real facts we have at the moment regarding what might happen with the series. There’s no casting info right now, but let’s hope there’s at the very least some sort of attempt at finding the best people for the roles. And there’s also the hope that it retains its humor and snarkiness and doesn’t attempt to turn into some sort of dark look at bounty hunting in 2071. Spike Spiegel has a certain cool that could be ruined very quickly if too heavy of a hand is taken with the adaptation. We’ll have to wait and see what happens. John Cho Headlines Live-Action ‘Cowboy Bebop’ on NetflixThe Best Dubbed Anime Available last_img read more

Minor IAS reshuffle

first_imgKolkata: IAS officer of the 2004 batch, Sanjay Bansal has been given the charge of Project Director of the State Programme Management Group (SPMG).He will also continue as Chief Executive Officer of the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority with additional charge as CEO, Sector VI ITA. Bansal has been made the Project Director of the State Programme Management Group (SPMG) replacing Avanindra Singh, who will continue as Director of Land Records and Survey with additional charge of DEO Kolkata South. Malay Ghosh, Additional Inspector General of Registration and Additional Commissioner of Stamp Revenue, West Bengal, and ex-officio Joint Secretary, Finance Department has been appointed as Joint Secretary of the Finance Department.last_img

VIDEO LaVar Ball immediately predicts Lakers will make the playoffs in Lonzos

first_imgLonzo Ball was a Laker for all of 5 seconds before professional helicopter parent LaVar stole the spotlight on draft night.Magic Johnson selected Ball with the second overall pick, and soon thereafter LaVar Ball was being asked for his thoughts on Lonzo staying home in L.A.Instead of letting his kid enjoy his night, LaVar boldly predicted the Lakers will make the playoffs in his rookie season. Face palm.Well, that didn’t take long. Have fun with this, Magic.LaVar Ball guarantees @ZO2_ will lead the @Lakers to the PLAYOFFS IN HIS ROOKIE SEASON. #Lakers #NBADraft pic.twitter.com/CEQXIdIXpL— Fans Favorite FAN (@FansFavoriteFan) June 23, 2017last_img