30 Nov
2019

UST refuses to give in despite 0-4 start

first_imgRead Next LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES View comments E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  TNT dismantles Ginebra, gets spot in top 4 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of Santo Tomas is embroiled in a misery-filled start in the UAAP basketball season going 0-4 to stay at the bottom of the eight-team ladder.This is the worst start for the Growling Tigers in more than a decade since they won the big prize back in 2006, and with three games left in the first round—including matches against Ateneo and La Salle—UST is down on its luck.ADVERTISEMENT The Growling Tigers even led 22-12 at the start of the second quarter and held up until the break with a 36-31 lead.FEU staged an 18-3 run in the fourth quarter to take a 67-51 lead and that was enough for the Tamaraws to keep the Growling Tigers at bay.Faundo, who had 16 points and 11 rebounds against the Tamaraws, vowed that UST will come back in the remaining three games of the first round.“We’ll work even harder in practice and we won’t think about the 0-4 record,” said Faundo. “We’ll push ourselves every day in training.”ADVERTISEMENT And although UST dug its own pit, power forward Jeepy Faundo said the Tigers won’t give in.“Of course, there’s some panic in there but we won’t succumb to the negatives because if we do that we’d just out ourselves down even more,” said Faundo in Filipino Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.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“We will motivate ourselves because once we doubt ourselves that’s when you know you’ll be in a tough spot.”UST’s latest defeat was a7 frustrating 78-65 loss to Far Eastern University, a game the Growling Tigers allowed to slip away from them after putting up a decent fight in the first half. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:37Protesters 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 Gameslast_img read more

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28 Nov
2019

Tennis set for Chinese boom

first_imgFirst came the Russians. Now, women’s tennis is preparing for a Chinese boom after Li Na’s historic win at the French Open.Anna Kournikova’s success in the late 1990s inspired a succession of Russians to follow in her footsteps, and according to the WTA tour’s chief marketing officer Andrew Walker, Li Na’s win could have a similar effect in China.Li Na became the first Chinese to win a Grand Slam title at the French Open. AP”It’s the tip of the iceberg in terms of the potential of the China market for women’s tennis,” Walker said.”No question, it will inspire in China many young girls to pick up a racquet who might not otherwise have done so.I think we’re all very optimistic that it’ll have a domino effect in terms of continuing the growth of the women’s game in China at a much faster speed.”There are two Chinese players in the top 50 of the women’s game compared to 11 Russians, but the rankings could have a very different look in 10 years’ time.The 29-year-old Li became the first player from China to win a Grand Slam singles title when she beat Francesca Schiavone in the French Open earlier this month.The match was watched by 116 million people in her home country, making it the mostwatched sporting event in China this year and the most-watched tennis match ever in the country.Li is already one of the biggest sports stars in China, on a level with basketball player Yao Ming, and the WTA knows her success could have a wide-reaching impact on the game globally.advertisement”No question, it’s great news in terms of growing the game not only at the grassroot level, but in terms of attracting investment from Chinese brands as well as multinational brands into women’s tennis,” Walker said.The WTA already has two tournaments based in China. More could follow, according to Walker.Li hasn’t yet experienced the impact of her win in person.She stayed in Europe after winning Roland Garros, and said she turned off her phone and didn’t look at the Internet because “people (were) a little bit crazy about the winner”.Following her firstround win at Eastbourne on Tuesday, she joked that she might never go back if she wins Wimbledon, which begins on Monday.”For me, when I think about Wimbledon, it’s bigger than the other three Grand Slams. I really want to do well,” she said.”I hope I can do that (win Wimbledon).If I win at Wimbledon, I will stay in Europe rather than go back to Shanghai!”last_img read more

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19 Nov
2019

Lewis Hamilton wants real Bahrain battle with Sebastian Vettel

first_imgLewis Hamilton is keeping his fingers crossed that he and Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel can have a proper battle in Bahrain on Sunday after last year’s race did neither of them any favours.Vettel, now joint leader of the Formula One championship with Mercedes’s Hamilton after two races, was unable to start the 2016 grand prix at Sakhir due to an engine failure on the formation lap.The German, who had qualified third behind the then-dominant Mercedes drivers, has been alongside Hamilton on the front row so far this year.”It (the title battle) is going to go right down to the end of the season, and I hope there’s nothing mechanical that will come in between our sheer battle through ability,” said Hamilton after winning in China last weekend.”I really, really hope it’s just an out and out fight through stubbornness, through mental stability, through fitness, composure…,” he added.Vettel, a four times world champion with Red Bull, and triple champion Hamilton have 43 points apiece after one victory and second place each.Unless both draw a blank, the deadlock must be broken on Sunday at a desert circuit where both are two times winners and returning in rather better mood than they left last year.There is a real sense of anticipation about the emerging scrap between two great rivals with a huge determination to win and no less mutual respect of each other’s talents and achievements.”He is at his best and he is phenomenally quick,” Hamilton said of Australian Grand Prix winner Vettel. “Ferrari are at their best in years. We’re at our best as a team, and I feel like I’m at my best.advertisement”The ultimate fighter always wants to go up against the best battle he can have because then when you come out on top, it’s so much more satisfying. I love this fight.”UNHAPPY MEMORIESLast year’s race in Bahrain does not hold great memories for either of the current Mercedes drivers, either.Hamilton made a slow start from pole and collided on the first lap with the Williams of Valtteri Bottas, his new team mate this season, who was punished by stewards for his move.Bottas, who has replaced last year’s winner and retired world champion Nico Rosberg, will not want reminding of that as he seeks to move on from a spin behind the safety car that cost him points in China.Mercedes should be favourites, after winning the last three races at Sakhir, but Ferrari are sharp on strategy and have shown they flourish in hotter conditions.”I think they will be very, very quick in the next race but there’s a lot of straights there as well and we’ve obviously got, I think, still the strongest power unit on the grid,” commented Hamilton.”So I think that will come into play, for sure.”The race will also see the return of Sauber’s Pascal Wehrlein, who has missed two races due to fitness issues, and of former commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone, attending a race for the first time since his ouster by Liberty Media.The 86-year-old Briton told Reuters that a Vettel v Hamilton battle was win-win for the sport.”They are both good friends of mine so I don’t care who wins. It would be nice to see Ferrari win… I’d like to see Sebastian win, But it would also be nice to see Lewis put another notch on his gun,” he said.last_img read more

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16 Nov
2019

Ace sprinter Dutee Chand reveals she is in same-sex relationship with ‘soulmate’

first_imgChampion sprinter Dutee Chand on Sunday became the first Indian athlete to come out and declare that she is in a same-sex relationship with someone. Dutee Chand revealed that she is in a relationship with a girl from her hometown Chaka Gopalpur in Orissa.Dutee though, refused to disclose the identity of the person as she did not want to make her “the centre of undue attention”.”I have found someone who is my soulmate. I believe everyone should have the freedom to be with whoever they decide they want to be with. I have always supported the rights of those who want to be in a same-sex relationship. It is an individual person’s choice. Currently, my focus is on the World Championships and the Olympic Games but in the future I would like to settle down with her,” Dutee told The Sunday Express.Dutee won two silver medals at the Asian Games 2018 with second place finishes in the women’s 100m and 200m finals. The 100m medal was India’s first in the event in 20 years while the 200m silver was the first after 16 years in the event.”I have always believed that everyone should have the freedom to love. There is no greater emotion than love and it should not be denied. The Supreme Court of India has also struck down the old law. I believe nobody has the right to judge me as an athlete because of my decision to be with who I want. It is a personal decision, which should be respected. I will continue to strive to win medals for India at international meets,” Dutee said.advertisementDutee is currently preparing to compete in the World Championships after which she will start her training for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.”I wanted to be with someone who will encourage me to continue being a sportsperson. I have been a sprinter for the past 10 years and I will perhaps continue to run for the next five to seven years. I travel around the world to compete. It is not easy. Mujhe kisi ka sahara bhi chahiye (I need someone who will support me on the personal front),” she said.last_img read more

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16 Nov
2019

SGT. BLUFF SCHOOL DISTRICT LOOKS FOR SOLUTIONS TO AGING BUILDINGS

first_imgThe Sergeant Bluff-Luton Community School District is facing an issue many cities have….aging buildings.Superintendent Dr. Rod Earleywine says the district is asking the community to determine the best way to handle the challenge and has formed the Warrior Faces committee to work towards solutions.He says a series of guided tours and public open houses begin TuesdayAudio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/SBL.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…….actually in the building. ;25Similar tours will take place this Friday the 14th.On Thursday from 5pm until 8pm and Saturday from 9am until noon, residents may take self-guided tours of the buildings.He says classroom capacity from expanding enrollment is just one of the challenges facing Sgt. Bluff’s schools:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/SBL2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…………space and capacity. :22Earleywine says citizens input received by the district will lead to a school bond proposal to be put a public vote on December 11th:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/SBL3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………to the board of education. ;11The Warrior Faces group will present the recommendations to the Sgt. Bluff School Board in early October.last_img read more

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27 Oct
2019

In Photos: Everything You Need To Know About Jen Lada, ESPN’s New Colin Cowherd Show Contributor

first_imgJen Lada speaking on ESPN.This summer, there will be a new face (and voice) on Colin Cowherd’s radio show on ESPN – Jen Lada. Lada, who is leaving Comcast Sports Net in Chicago to take the new gig, will be featured as a regular contributor on the show. There are also rumors that she’ll be featured on SportsCenter and a number of other programs on the network. Lada, now 34 years old, announced that she’d be leaving Comcast Sports Net in June, and she’s set to start at the Worldwide Leader in August.Thank you @CSNChicago for taking a chance on me, for trusting me to represent you well & for teaching me every day. pic.twitter.com/DSkk9FJzfa— Jen Lada (@JenLada) June 26, 2015How did she get her career started? Where is she from? And is she single? We’ve got those answers and more, along with a few photos of the rising star.In Photos: Everything You Need To Know About Jen Lada >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7last_img read more

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25 Oct
2019

Vivo V15 quick review: Almost bezel-less screen, good looks and a pop-up selfie camera made affordable

first_imgVivo V15 quick review: Almost bezel-less screen, good looks and a pop-up selfie camera made affordableThe Vivo V15, launched in India on Friday at a price of Rs 23,990, makes technologies like an almost bezel-less screen, pop-up selfie camera and gradient colour design more affordable. It also boasts of an extremely bright display.advertisement Next Sneha Saha New DelhiMarch 23, 2019UPDATED: March 26, 2019 09:21 IST HIGHLIGHTSVivo on Friday launched the Vivo V15 in India.The Vivo V15 will be available in India for Rs 23,990.The V15 runs on Android 9 Pie based on Funtouch OS 9.Vivo V15 Pro is “beautiful and packed with NEXt gen tech”. This is what the India Today Tech said about the phone in its full review. Vivo launched the V15 Pro in February this year at a price of Rs 28,990. More than the V11 Pro successor the V15 Pro seemed like a follow-up of the Vivo NEX from last year, albeit a follow-up that is more affordable. With the Vivo V15 Pro, the company aimed at making the pop-up selfie camera technology more accessible to the masses. On Friday, Vivo launched the younger brother of the V15 Pro aka the Vivo V15.The Vivo V15 is another phone with which the company is making its cool technologies like the pop-up camera, an almost bezel-less screen and rather fancy design even more affordable. The Vivo V15 will sell in India at a price of Rs 23,990.Both the V15 and the V15 Pro look almost the same but hardware inside the two phones is different. One of the biggest differences between the two phones is that the Pro version comes with in-display fingerprint sensor while the newly-launched V15 includes a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.The V15 also doesn’t include face unlock support, which is present in the Pro version. For the V15, the users have two options to unlock the phone – rear-mounted fingerprint sensor or passcode/pattern code. Additionally, Vivo also goes easy on the camera configuration of the V15 when compared to the V15 Pro. The Vivo V15 doesn’t include an option to click pictures in a 48-megapixel mode, which is available in the Pro model.advertisementLooks almost like the V15 ProAs far as the design is concerned the V15 looks similar to the V15 Pro. The only major difference between the V15 and V15 Pro as far as the looks of the phone are concerned is the placement of the fingerprint sensor. On the V15, the fingerprint sensor sits on top of the rear panel, while on the V15 Pro the fingerprint sensor is placed beneath the screen. Rest of the design of the V15 is almost the same as the V15 Pro. This means the V15 comes with gradient finish, includes AI-based triple rear camera setup, pop-up selfie camera on the front and slim bezels. The Vivo V15 comes in three colours — Royal Blue, Frozen Black, and Glamour Red. I spent some time with the Glamour Red variant of the phone and I must say that it looks absolutely stunning. The gradient finish, the mix of black and red with glittery finish makes the phone extremely eye-catchy and beautiful beyond words.Vivo V15 screen is big and brightSimilar to the V15 Pro, the V15 also comes with a pretty big and bright display. In fact, the screen of the V15 is slightly bigger than the one in V15 Pro. The V15 comes with an Ultra FullView Display that measures 16.59cm (6.53-inch) whereas the V15 Pro sports a 6.39-inch Ultra FullView. This screen in the V15 comes with resolution of 1080×2340 and aspect ratio of 19.5:9, which seems plenty to make the text on it sharp. Besides being beautiful, the V15 is also fairly sturdy. The phone comes with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.For now I used the V15 only for limited time but I have a fairly positive impression of the screen. The screen of the phone is pretty bright and text on its is visible clearly under the sun. The good bit is that keeping the brightness level at 50 per cent works pretty well even when the phone is used under bright sunlight.Other things.The Vivo V15 comes with three cameras on the back panel, and includes a single sensor on the front which pops up when enabled. I clicked a handful of pictures with the V15. The pictures clicked with the phone turns out to be decent enough. Both the front and back cameras of the V15 seemingly click fairly decent looking and detailed pictures. We will have more to say about the camera performance of the Vivo V15 in the full review of the phone. As far as the specs are concerned, the Vivo V15 includes three AI based cameras on the rear panel — primary 12MP sensor, secondary 8-megapixel sensor, and a 5-megapixel sensor. The front camera configuration of the Vivo V15 is similar to the V15 Pro. This means the phone comes packed with a 32-megapixel camera on the front for selfies.Compared to the V15 Pro, Vivo has sacrificed a bit on the core hardware configuration of the V15. But then, the compromise seems justifiable considering that the V15 is cheaper than the V15 Pro. The V15 comes with a price tag of Rs 23,990 while the V15 Pro sells for Rs 28,990 in the country. The V15 is powered by a MediaTek P70 processor that also powers phones like Oppo F11 Pro (which sells for Rs 24,990 in India). The Vivo V15 comes in only one variant: with 6GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage.advertisementSimilar to the V15 Pro, the V15 also runs Android 9 Pie based on Funtouch OS 9 and is backed by a 4000mAh battery with Vivo’s Dual-Engine Fast Charging support. Vivo says that the battery of the V15 can last for hours on a single charge.We will have more to say about the overall performance and the battery backup of the V15 in our full review in the days to come. Stay tuned.ALSO READ: | Vivo V15 launched: Key specs, features, India price, and everything else you must knowALSO READ: | Vivo V15 with pop-up selfie camera, MediaTek P70 chipset launched in India for Rs 23,990ALSO READ: | Vivo V15 Pro review: Beautiful and packed with NEXt-gen techGet 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 byShweta Ganjoo Tags :Follow Vivo V15 ProFollow Vivo V15Follow vivoFollow Android smartphonelast_img read more

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17 Oct
2019

Two more measles cases in Vancouver area bringing total to 15 infections

first_imgVANCOUVER — Two new cases of measles have been reported to Vancouver’s health authority, bringing the total number of infections in the area to 15.Vancouver Coastal Health says both new cases are related to an outbreak centred on two French-language schools in the city.It says both individuals had been receiving follow-up care as they were known to have been exposed to people with measles infections.Of the 15 measles cases in the Vancouver area, 12 are related to the school outbreak that began when one child acquired the disease while travelling.The health authority says the three other cases are unrelated to the school outbreak and were acquired while the people were travelling.The authority says it’s possible that more cases might occur in people who were previously exposed, since the incubation period for measles is 21 days.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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12 Oct
2019

Morsis family not to attend trial session

first_imgCAIRO  – The family of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi said on Sunday the deposed leader is unfazed by what it described as “trumped up” charges against him, and asserted they would not attend the first session of his trial, due on Monday.In a statement sent exclusively to Anadolu Agency, the family cast doubts on the authenticity of statements that the Egyptian daily Al-Watan claims that Morsi had said during his meetings with visiting politicians and rights groups from his unknown detention place since July 3.The paper said it obtained leaked recordings of Morsi’s meetings at his detention place, which is still being kept secret. The family said releasing the statements one day before the trial’s first session aims to influence the public.The statement was signed by Morsi’s elder son, Osama, who identified himself as the official spokesman of the “abducted legitimate Egyptian president”.“The president is steadfast despite months of violations against his rights as a president and a citizen and despite all the smear campaigns launched against him by a people of no value,” Morsi’s family wrote in the statement.It said the ousted president would not be brought down to his knees by “trumped up” charges or “kangaroo courts.”Morsi is due to appear for the first time since his July 3 ouster in court to face charges of inciting the killing of demonstrators outside the presidential palace in Cairo in December when he was a president.At least 14 other Muslim Brotherhood leaders and ex-presidential aides are due to appear with him in court as well.The families of seven of the defendants in the case already said they would not attend the trial because they don’t recognize the court’s legitimacy.– RecordingsAccording to al-Watan newspaper, Morsi said during a meeting with Catherine Ashton, the high representative of the European Union for foreign affairs and security policy, that he was illegally detained and this should not happen to a head of state.He called on the European Union and the United States to intervene for his reinstatement, promising to redress the mistakes he had committed during his one year of rule, according to the newspaper, which said it has video and audio recordings of Morsi’s statements.It said Morsi expressed objection to holding a public referendum to decide whether he should stay in office or hold early presidential elections, saying the Egyptian constitution did not contain articles that make this possible.Al-Watan said it would post the video and audio recordings of Morsi’s statements to prove the authenticity of what it marketed as a “scoop.”It said Morsi insisted during his meeting with another political delegation to describe his ouster as a “military coup”, saying that he is still the president according to the constitution.Morsi, however, said he was being treated well at his detention place.He said he rejects his trial, saying the president should have different grilling procedures according to the constitution, the newspaper said.“If I go to the court I will defend myself before the judges,” Morsi was quoted by the newspaper in its report as saying. “I am not involved in the killing of demonstrators. I will say this to the judges.”By Hussein al-Qabanilast_img read more

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7 Oct
2019

Hamilton Centre Riding

NDP leader Andrea Horwath was in Hamilton ahead of Sunday night’s debate to cast her vote in the Hamilton Centre riding. Horwath has been a favorite in the area for years but Liberal candidate Deirdre Pike says she’s also been a voice in the community for a long time.Horwath made it clear, she is not taking any of her supporters at home for granted.It is clear Horwath is gaining popularity across the province, but for the people in the area, what stands out is her Hamilton roots. She has been representing Hamilton Centre at Queens Park since 2007.She is very friendly amongst her community.Meanwhile, Liberal candidate Deirdre Pike has been focused on reaching out to as many people in the riding as she can.Pike has been an activist in the community for years, supporting poverty as well as the LGBTQ community.Pike accuses Horwath of being silent on certain issues in the area.“…when you represent Hamilton Centre, poverty and homelessness are issues that must be addressed. And I have been that voice for a long time” Pike says.Dionne Duncan, PC Candidate cancelled her interview, with a message from her campaign manager saying “we have not been given the approval to make a statement of any kind in print or on air.”Deirdre Pike says the real battle is between her and Horwath.Some lawns in the area show both NDP and Liberal signs. According to some of those homeowners, households are divided between the two parties. read more

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6 Oct
2019

UN tribunal accepts guilty plea of Serb commander during Srebrenica siege

The United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) today accepted a guilty plea from a Bosnian Serb commander during the 1995 siege of Srebrenica on charges of persecution as a crime against humanity.Dragan Obrenovic, the Deputy Commander of the Zvornik Brigade, a unit of the Army of the Republika Srpska, agreed to plead guilty to a count of persecutions on political, racial and religious grounds as a crime against humanity. In exchange, the Tribunal prosecutor’s office would recommend a 15- to 20-year sentence, with credit for time served in ICTY custody, and dismiss all other charges.The Tribunal has yet to set a time and date for the sentencing hearing.

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4 Oct
2019

Canadian home prices up in August says TeranetNational Bank index

TORONTO – The Teranet-National Bank house price index was up almost 0.8 per cent in August, with the strongest gains in Winnipeg, the Ottawa-Gatineau region and Toronto.It was the second consecutive month in which prices were up in 10 of the 11 Canadian metropolitan markets surveyed.Montreal was the only city that declined, falling 0.1 per cent from July.The overall pricing index was up five per cent in August from a year earlier, according to Teranet.Calgary had the biggest year-over-year gain at 7.9 per cent while the only city with a decline was Quebec, which fell 0.1 per cent.TD Securities economic analyst Admir Kolaj said August’s index shows that home price growth continues to outstrip income growth.“What’s more, the solid performance of the housing market through 2014 has occurred despite moderate employment gains of about 10,000 a month, on average,” he said in a research note.“Looking ahead, a moderate employment picture and gradually rising interest rates suggest that the accelerating trend in home price growth may not be sustained.” by The Canadian Press Posted Sep 12, 2014 9:02 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Canadian home prices up in August: says Teranet-National Bank index read more

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2 Oct
2019

Alzheimers walk to make memories matter

The Walk for Alzheimer’s being held at Brock University Sunday is aiming to raise $85,000 for the local organization.More than 300 walkers are expected to attend the annual event, said Terry McDougall, director of fund development for the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.“All of the funds we raise stay in Niagara Region,” she said. This will be Brock’s fourth time hosting the walk. In the past three years, the walks have raised more than $200,000, McDougall said.There are 8,962 people living with dementia in Niagara and Alzheimer’s Disease accounts for 64 per cent of cases, McDougall said.The walk is one of the society’s biggest fundraisers.But, it’s about more than raising money.“It’s also about education and awareness,” said McDougall.The indoor walk will take participants to stations promoting information about everything from making choices and brain teasers to therapy dogs and living a healthy lifestyle.“Walkers receive goodies along the route and information about maintaining a healthy brain,” said Kristen Smith, Manager of Student and Community Outreach. “It’s interactive.”She said hosting the event at Brock is a great way to reach out to the community and get students and staff involved.McDougall said a new feature this year is an art show in the Sean O’Sullivan Theatre showcasing artwork by people with dementia and their caregivers.“We are doing a progressive painting so there will be a blank canvas and people will be invited to leave their mark,” she said.In the Ian Beddis Gym, there will be a health fair with information about community services and supports, McDougall added.Registration for the event begins at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 31 with the walk starting at 11 a.m.The event takes place in Brock’s Walker Complex. Free parking is available.For more information or to donate click here. read more

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25 Sep
2019

Two children dead and four others in hospital following major incident in

We can confirm that this is not a shooting— SouthYorkshirePolice (@syptweet) May 24, 2019 Two boys have died and four other children are in hospital following an incident at a house in the Shiregreen area of Sheffield.The two boys, who were both pupils at Firth Park Academy, were aged 13 and 14, South Yorkshire Police said. A 37-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the incident and remained in custody.Police said the four injured children were conscious but remained in hospital.Detectives refused to discuss the relationship of the people in custody with the victims, but said they were not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.A spokesman for South Yorkshire Police said officers were called to the property at around 7.30am on Friday after a third party expressed concern for the welfare of those inside.Yorkshire Ambulance Service and Yorkshire Air Ambulance attended the scene and transported six children to hospital.The incident took place close to the Hartley Brook primary school and witnesses reported seeing the air ambulance land in the grounds of the school. The house where the incident took place has been sealed off Local residents claimed they had seen two children being taken out of the house by paramedics before being rushed away in an ambulance.They also reported seeing a man and a woman being taken away from the property in handcuffs. The house where the incident took place has been sealed off There is a huge police presence in the Shiregreen area of the city  There were initial reports that the incident involved firearms, but South Yorkshire police denied that there had been a shooting. There is a huge police presence in the Shiregreen area of the city  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Jonathan Campbell,50, who lives a few doors up from the house where the incident took place, spoke of his shock. He said: “The police knocked on our doorstep and told us there had been a domestic. It was quite a shock to see so many police cars and ambulances outside. I saw a baby of about six months old being carried to an ambulance by a paramedic. “I had never seen the kids or the parents before – they can’t have lived here long Mick Whittaker, 61, milkman who has lived on the same street for 11 years, said: “I pulled up from my round at about 8am and there were sirens wailing down the street. Twenty minutes later the air ambulance landed in Hartley Brook school.”I didn’t know the family and asking around it seems nobody did. There have been sirens down that end of the street before but this is horrific.” Crime scene investigators were spotted arriving at the scene shortly after 10.30am.Detective Chief Inspector Simon Palmer said: “Detectives and specialist officers remain in the Gregg House Road area carrying out inquiries and we are working hard to ascertain the exact circumstances surrounding this incident.It is understood the youngsters were taken to The Sheffield Children’s Hospital in the Broomhill area of the city.It is understood the two dead boys were pupils at the Firth Park Academy close to the scene.A statement posted on the school’s website read: “It is with great sadness that we can confirm that two of our students, died in tragic circumstances this morning. “As this is a Police matter, we are not able to provide any further detail at the moment. Our deepest condolences are with the family and their friends during this difficult time.”We will be providing the appropriate support to our students and staff to help them to come to terms with what has happened. Terrible things can happen in life and there are specialists there to help and who are now helping. We must all look after each other.” read more

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22 Sep
2019

Billy Connolly receives cancer treatment and is diagnosed with Parkinsons

first_imgCOMEDIAN AND ACTOR Billy Connolly has had surgery for prostate cancer and is being treated for the “initial symptoms” of Parkinson’s disease.The 70-year-old star, who has built a film career after success as a comic, will continue to work in TV and on stage. He is also planning to go ahead with a tour of New Zealand next year according to his spokeswoman who also said recent surgery was successful:Billy Connolly recently underwent minor surgery in America after being diagnosed with the very early stages of prostate cancer. The operation was a total success, and Billy is fully recovered. In addition, Billy has been assessed as having the initial symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, for which he is receiving the appropriate treatment.“Billy has been assured by experts that the findings will in no way inhibit or affect his ability to work, and he will start filming a TV series in the near future, as well as undertaking an extensive theatrical tour of New Zealand in the new year.”Connolly, who is affectionately  referred to as ‘The Big Yin’ is his native Scotland, was a a former shipyard welder in Glasgow who became a highly successful folk singer before earning worldwide acclaim as a stand-up comic.He has been famed for his countless TV appearances since the 1970s, particularly on the BBC’s Parkinson chat show and as a guest on The Late Late Show in Ireland.Connolly made his cinematic breakthrough in the 1997 Oscar-nominated film “Mrs Brown” opposite Judi Dench and has appeared on screen numerous times since.Additional reporting by Rónán DuffyRead: One in three Irish men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime>last_img read more

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20 Sep
2019

Energie solaire les surcoûts quelle entraîne tripleront en 2011

first_imgEnergie solaire : les surcoûts qu’elle entraîne tripleront en 2011 Le développement de l’énergie solaire entraîne des surcoûts qui se répercutent directement sur les les consommateurs d’électricité. La Commission de régulation de l’énergie (CRE) estime que ces surcoûts atteindront 915 millions d’euros en 2011.   Le président de la Commission de régulation de l’énergie (CRE), Philippe de Ladoucette, indique que “les charges dues (au photovoltaïque) au titre de 2011 sont estimées à 915 millions d’euros en métropole continentale”. Comparativement, celles de 2010 s’élèveront à 300 millions d’euros.  L’énergie solaire est pour le moment relativement peu compétitive et le surcoût entraîné est actuellement pris en charge par la Contribution au service public de l’électricité (CSPE) que paye chaque consommateur sur sa facture. Le gouvernement a par ailleurs annoncé une hausse de 3% au 1er janvier afin de financer le développement du photovoltaïque.  Ainsi, selon la CRE, la CSPE devrait passer de 4,50 euros à l’heure actuelle à 12,90 euros par mégawatt en 2011 ! Ceci devrait permettre de financer l’ensemble des charges. En 2011, 42% de la CSPE servira à la prise en charge des énergies renouvelables.Le 26 novembre 2010 à 16:59 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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20 Sep
2019

Roccat Savu une nouvelle souris réservée au gamers

first_imgRoccat Savu : une nouvelle souris réservée au gamersLa souris Roccat Savu dédiée au jeu sur PC est disponible. Les gamers vont enfin pouvoir l’acquérir et perfectionner leur technique.La souris informatique Roccat Savu, qui allie la performance et de nombreuses fonctions de personnalisation, est enfin en vente. Présentée au CeBIT, elle est dédiée à un usage du jeu vidéo et c’est peu de dire qu’elle est attendue par toute un communauté de joueurs !À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Cette souris dispose d’un œillet optique réglable sur 400, 800, 1600 ou 4000 dpi et six de ses sept boutons sont compatibles avec le système Easy-Shift[+]. Cette fonctionnalité qui permet d’assigner ses touches à deux actions distinctes en simultané.C’est aussi la première souris au monde ouverte à un système de statistiques et à un trophée dédié, le RAD (Roocat Achievement Display). Le RAD analyse votre utilisation de la souris (molette, clics …) pour débloquer des trophées, ces données pourront être stockées sur un profil partageable via les réseaux sociaux. Seule fausse note note de cette souris, elle n’est disponible – pour l’instant – que pour les droitiers. Espérons que ce fait sera rapidement corrigé ! La souris Roccat Savu sera vendue à 59,99 euros. Le 16 mai 2012 à 18:17 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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20 Sep
2019

Dont Bother Reading Penultimate Doctor Who Crossover Comic

first_imgStay on target The end is nigh in “The Lost Dimension: Special #2,” the penultimate chapter of Titan Comics’ eight-part Doctor Who crossover event.Picking up right where River Song left off—battling for her life against a lost space colony of Silurians—the archaeologist of the impossible saves Willdar from a prehistoric fate.Demanding the mohawked race take her to their leader the Dacha, River and her student-cum-translator are led off in argument … and then I suddenly lose track of the story.The plot pivots faster than a Charleston swivel, leaving me worried my preview PDF is missing a page (or four). One second Willdar is being held at pike point, and the next he’s a sentimental sap flying through space with the very woman who just kidnapped him.Similarly, the short story ends (for now) with such a jolt, I felt my neck almost snap.With a quick catchphrase (“Spoilers…”), the Doctor’s wife is gone and Jenny, the Doctor’s daughter, has taken her place.The Doctor’s wife and the Doctor’s daughter return (via Titan Comics)Narrating her own story, Jenny finally reveals the circumstances that led to her triumphant return in “The Lost Dimension: Alpha.” Remember, she came swooping in for a last-minute like-father-like-daughter rescue?From her home on Messaline to “the middle of nowhere,” the blonde bombshell combats boredom by rewiring her ship’s shields to make an Einstein-Rosen bridge generator.“I’m young and I’m bored and I died once this week already,” Jenny recounts. “Plus, I’ve got brains pouring out of my ears, and an immeasurable amount of modesty.”So why not build a wormhole engine instead?During a six-month stint on Kulontor, she designs a suit: a red-and-yellow, vacuum-ready, Iron Man-esque suit that certainly beats combat pants, an oil-smeared T-shirt, and ratty sneakers.On its maiden voyage, Jenny and the suit visit Terebek, where she steals a ship—a time ship that has time-crashed—and goes on her merry way to save dear old dad.Written by Emma Beeby, “The Lost Dimension: Part Seven” features art by Ivan Rodriguez (“River Song”) and Carlos Reno, Elton Thomasi, Rafael Dantas, and Adriano Vicente (“Jenny”).On sale now for $3.99, the twofer features a bonus teaser of grand finale “Omega,” in which Alice mourns the Eleventh Doctor in the only way she knows how: steal a TARDIS and find him.(But if you skip this story, I honestly don’t think you’ll be missing much.) HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster last_img read more

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16 Sep
2019

Oregon death becomes federal drug case for five

first_imgFive citizens of Mexico were indicted on federal charges for conspiracy to distribute heroin that resulted in the death of an Oregon woman.Sergio Quezada Lopez, 33; Braulio Acosta Mendoza, 34; Jose Romo Gonzalez, 22; Jose Aldan Soto, 30; and Julian Hernandez Castillo, 31, were charged with conspiracy to distribute heroin resulting in death of Laurin Putnam, 21, of Keizer, Ore., and with other indictments related to distribution of heroin in Oregon and Washington, said S. Amanda Marshall, U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon.If convicted, with prior felony drug convictions, the statutory mandatory minimum prison term is life with no possibility of release and up to a $20,000,000 fine, Marshall said. With no prior felony convictions, the minimum prison term is 20 years and up to a $10,000,000 fine.Federal charges stem from an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Agency and several regional law enforcement groups, including the Clark-Skamania Drug Task Force.Putnam, 21, was found dead from an apparent heroin overdose April 16 at her Keizer home. After her death, investigators made several arrests in Vancouver and in Washington, Multnomah and Marion counties in Oregon, a DOJ bulletin said. Investigators seized more than 4 pounds of heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, two guns and more than $20,000.The investigation is ongoing.last_img read more

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