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Celtics overcome Kyrie Irving’s absence to rout Hornets

first_imgPDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war The Celtics led 98-75 after three and ran the lead up to 35 during the fourth.TIP-INSHornets: After playing 19 minutes in Monday’s win against the Knicks, PG Tony Parker sat to rest his sore right ankle. Rookie two-way G Joe Chealey was active for the first time in his NBA career. … Coach James Borrego said C Cody Zeller, out since Dec. 31 while recovering from right hand surgery, is “about a week away” from returning.Celtics: Irving, who last week earned his sixth All-Star selection in eight seasons, missed his second straight game with an injury the team believes he suffered during Saturday’s loss to Golden State. “Hopefully he’ll be available Friday (against the Knicks). If not, Sunday,” coach Brad Stevens said. Boston improved to 6-2 without Irving this season.RISING RUMORSADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) gets caught in a pick, set by Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker (15), as Hornets forward Nicolas Batum (5) drives to the basket during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON — Jaylen Brown had 24 points and 10 rebounds, Jayson Tatum scored 20 points, and the Boston Celtics rolled over the Charlotte Hornets 126-94 on Wednesday night despite Kyrie Irving’s absence.Terry Rozier had 17 points and tied a career high with 10 assists in place of Irving, who missed his second straight game with a left hip strain.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town LATEST STORIES Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Asian Cup organizers investigate shoe-throwingcenter_img US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Marcus Morris scored 15 points, Al Horford had 14 and Gordon Hayward 12 for the Celtics, who won for the seventh time in eight games.Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving, center, who is sidelined with a hip strain, watches play from the bench with forward Marcus Morris, left, during the first quarter of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets in Boston, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Kemba Walker had 21 points to lead Charlotte, well short of the 43 he scored in a 117-112 home win over Boston on Nov. 19.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsMalik Monk scored 16 points, Nicolas Batum added 13 and Marvin Williams 10 in Charlotte’s third loss in five games.Morris knocked down a 3-pointer from the right wing with 6:49 left in the third period to put Boston ahead 76-69 and started a 25-6 quarter-ending run. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Tatum will play for Team USA in the Rising Stars game for a second straight season during All-Star weekend in Charlotte. The 20-year-old Celtics forward isn’t as certain where he’ll play after that with the NBA’s trade deadline looming on Feb 7.“I mean, it’s good to be wanted,” Tatum said about his name popping up in trade rumors surrounding New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis, whose agent publicly requested a trade Monday. “I’m not a free agent. I don’t have any control. I can control what I can control. Just go out there and play.”BEAT L.A. (AGAIN)With the Patriots set to face the Rams in Super Bowl LIII on Sunday, the Celtics were gifted Pats-themed T-shirts saying “Beat LA” from New England wide receiver Julian Edelman. The rally cry, which originates from the Celtics’ rivalry with the Lakers, was also adopted by Red Sox fans during this year’s World Series against the Dodgers.UP NEXTHornets: Begin three-game homestand Friday night versus Grizzlies.Celtics: Visit New York on Friday night before Super Bowl Sunday showdown with Thunder at home.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes View commentslast_img read more

IPL 2016: Anurag Thakur to meet Mumbai Indians, Rising Pune Supergiants to discuss Maharashtra crisis

first_imgFacing resentment over water being used to maintain cricket pitches for Indian Premier League in the drought-hit Maharashtra, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Anurag Thakur will be meeting representatives of Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiants to discuss the future course of action.The key issue of the meeting is whether there can be a possible shift of venue or whether BCCI can buy water to maintain the pitches.”The BCCI secretary will be meeting the owners of the two franchises in the evening today as this is a serious issue. The Board needs to be prepared and have a contingency plan ready,” a senior BCCI official said.Maharashtra has been hit by severe drought which has led to water shortage in remote areas like Latur and a PIL has been filed in the High Court about the huge amount of water required to conduct 20 IPL matches.While the court has given go-ahead for the first match, there are still doubts over the 19 other matches set to be held in Mumbai, Nagpur and Pune as the observation of bench has been stinging with regards to the fact that people in remote areas of Maharashtra are worst sufferers.Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis also stated that he won’t mind IPL matches being shifted to other venues.It will be interesting to see what are the venues outside Maharashtra where these two franchises can set base in case matches are required to be shifted .Ranchi, Chennai, Cuttack, Kochi, Kanpur are some of the options. Also venues like Raipur, where only two matches are to be held can be requested to arrange a few more games.advertisementlast_img read more

Indias junior shooters return with 11 medals

first_imgNew Delhi, May 29 (PTI) Indias junior shooting squad returned with a rich haul of 11 medals from the recently- concluded 27th Meeting of Shooting Hopes, a renowned international competition for future stars, held at Plzen, Czech Republic. India finished with three gold, four silver and four bronze medals at the four-day competition, which witnessed 459 shooters from 23 countries in action in a total of 14 rifle and pistol events. Anmol Jain, who recently took part in his first senior International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup stage in Munich, was the most successful Indian. He won a team gold and a team silver in the Junior mens 10m Air Pistol and 50m Pistol events, besides bagging an individual silver in the 50m Pistol event. Another Indian — Arjun Babuta, in the Junior mens 10m Air Rifle — won a silver with a final round score of 249 and a qualification score of 623.9. He lost out to eventual gold medallist Evgeniy Ishchenko of Russia by half a point in the final. However, Babuta beat 2016 Baku World Cup Gold medallist and home favourite Filip Nepejchal in the finals. Other noteworthy performances came from Saurabh Chaudhary in the Junior mens 10m Air Pistol and Anish in the Junior mens 25m Rapid Fire Pistol event. Both won individual bronze medals. PTI CM CMlast_img read more

Former champion Andy Murray not sure of Wimbledon 2018 participation

first_imgAndy Murray was back at one of his favourite stomping grounds on Tuesday and while the resumption of his career ended in defeat by Nick Kyrgios, the Scot remained upbeat about his return from injury, if guarded about his Wimbledon participation.The 31-year-old three-time Grand Slam champion had not played a competitive match since losing to Sam Querrey in last year’s Wimbledon quarter-finals and opted to have right hip surgery five months ago.His ranking has slipped to 156 but there were times during a compelling two hour 39 minute clash with Kyrgios in the first round of the Queen’s Club championships when it looked as though he had never been away.Ultimately, however, he could not last the pace and Kyrgios buckled down after a torrid first set to win 2-6 7-6(4) 7-5.He was clearly fatigued at the end and there was even the suggestion of a limp but Murray said that was only to be expected after such a long layoff.”I’m a bit stiff just now. Just normal stuff that you would get after maybe playing on a grasscourt for the first time in a while,” Murray told reporters.FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 FULL COVERAGE”The longest I have practiced in the last year has been an hour and a half. I was on the court for significantly longer than that in a more intense environment. So, you know, I’m feeling decent, considering that.”Questions quickly turned to Wimbledon which starts in less than two weeks. Murray would not say how he will prepare, or whether he would even take part.advertisementGoing straight into best-of-five set tennis with such little playing time would be difficult and Murray hinted he play at next week’s Eastbourne event. Then again, he also raised the prospect of opting to miss Wimbledon altogether, depending on how his body reacts in the next few days.”I won’t rule anything out just now. I won’t rule out playing Eastbourne and not playing Wimbledon,” Murray, given a standing ovation when he arrived on court, said.”I wouldn’t rule out not playing a tournament next week and trying to get matches like in an exhibition tournament, as well, to get ready for Wimbledon.”I’m not sure yet. I’m really happy that I got on the match court today and played. It was a close decision. I have not been practicing loads at all.”He continued: “I really haven’t played a whole lot of tennis, so I’m happy I got out there and competed and performed respectably.”It’s something I need to speak to my team about. If I wake up and I really don’t feel good tomorrow, then that’s obviously not a great sign for best-of-five-set tennis.”FIRST SET STRUGGLESKyrgios, who has also had hip and elbow injuries, had lost all five previous meetings with Murray and a sixth loss beckoned as he dropped serve three times, each time with a wild double-fault, in a shambolic first set.Once he stopped the tippy-tappy tennis and showboating started crunching 140mph serves and thunderous groundstrokes, he began to give Murray a real examination.Murray saved two match points at 4-5 in the decider but at 5-6 he double-faulted to hand Kyrgios the win.The Australian, a close friend of Murray’s, said it had been a difficult engagement.”It was a very awkward match for me because I was thinking the guy hadn’t played a match in a year, and I was getting smoked in the first set,” he said. “I was, like, this is not going to be a good look if I lose this match.”last_img read more

Deepika Padukone’s first love was modelling, reveals father Prakash

first_imgDeepika Padukone had a dream start in Bollywood with Farah Khan’s Om Shanti Om. Despite several ups and downs, the actress has now carved a name for herself as one of the most bankable actresses in the film industry. With glowing successes like Bajirao Mastani and Padmaavat, Deepika is a force to reckon with in the industry.Deepika was always focussed on showbiz. Unlike her father Prakash Padukone who is an ace badminton champion, Deepika never had any interest in pursuing sports, though she was quite good at it.In an interview to India Today Television, Prakash revealed that he never put pressure on her to take up the sport. “From my experience, I can say that my father let me choose a career like badminton, where there was no money. My wife and I decided to let our daughters pursue whatever they wanted.”Deepika added, “There was never any pressure to play badminton. I liked and enjoyed it as a hobby, but I don’t think I put enough effort into it.”Prakash then added that Deepika had always shown interest in modeling. “It’s important for parents to realise that there’s a difference between liking and being passionate about something. She liked badminton, but her first love was modeling.”The actress revealed, “I used to go shoot for ads on the weekends, as a child. My friend’s mother would say that I should do modeling, and my mother used to say, ‘Please don’t put ideas into her head.’ALSO SEE | Deepika wells up as dad Prakash Padukone gets Lifetime Achievement AwardadvertisementWATCH THE FULL INTERVIEW HERElast_img read more

Kangana Ranaut flaunts svelte figure in sports bra and yoga pants before Cannes 2019

first_img Next India Today Web Desk New DelhiMay 15, 2019UPDATED: May 15, 2019 18:01 IST Kangana Ranaut at gymKangana Ranaut has been spotted quite frequently outside her gym lately. The reason being, the actress has been going through a lot of weight fluctuations between gaining weight for her upcoming film Panga and on the other hand losing some kgs for her Cannes fitting.While the increase in weight was exactly what Ashwini (Director of Panga) wanted, but it was a nightmare for her stylist and designers working on her Cannes Red Carpet dress for months. Kangana Ranaut at gymThe Queen actress is pairing up with Falguni and Shane Peacock to create a dramatic entrance with a saree. Kangana Ranaut who is representing a vodka brand at the Festival de Cannes, reveals that her clothes will reflect the theme Live Victoriously.The actress has been working hard with trainer Yogesh Bhateja. She is working out for her Cannes look and has been spotted frequently in her white sports bra showing her washboard abs at the gym. Kangana Ranaut at gymAccording to Yogesh, Kangana has lost about 5 kgs in just 10 days. Here’s what he said, Kangana was supposed to gain wait for Panga so the calorie structure we followed was higher. So, all of a sudden it is not easy for any person to switch from high-calorie diet to a calorie-deficit diet. Kangana worked out twice a day after an intense shoot for Panga for 10-11 hours everyday. Kangana Ranaut at gymKangana Ranaut is all set to attend the 72nd Cannes International Film Festival in a saree by Falguni and Shane Peacock. we cannot wait to see her final look. Along with Kangana, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor and Deepika Padukone will also be seen at the Cannes International film Festival.advertisementALSO READ | Mallika Sherawat twirls in her Cannes 2019 blue off-shoulder gown. Watch videoALSO READ | Cannes 2019: What Kangana Ranaut is wearing for her first appearanceALSO WATCH | Kangana Ranaut tears into Hrithik Roshan and talks feminism at Conclave 2019Get 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 byNishtha Grover Tags :Follow Kangana RanautFollow Cannes 2019 Kangana Ranaut flaunts svelte figure in sports bra and yoga pants before Cannes 2019Kangana Ranaut has been hitting the gym hard to lose the extra kilos that she gained for her upcoming film, Panga before she makes an appearance at the Cannes International Film Festival red carpet.advertisementlast_img read more

Young childs leg severed after being struck by farming equipment police

first_imgCLEMENTSVALE, N.S. – RCMP say a seven-year-old girl has died of injuries she suffered when her leg was severed by a farm tractor that struck her as she played in a hay field in rural Nova Scotia.Cpl. Jennifer Clarke said in a release Thursday night that the girl succumbed to her injuries earlier in the evening.RCMP Sgt. Terry Miller said the child was alone in the field that was being mowed when the accident happened at around 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Clementsvale area.Miller said the tractor operator was aware of the presence of the child and was planning to stop the machinery when he came around.But Miller said when the operator turned around and stopped the tractor, he couldn’t see the child anywhere and thought she had returned to the house.Instead, he said, it appears the young girl hid in the deep, metre-high grass.“The operator had mowed over an area and as he was coming back he was travelling in the swath he had just mowed,” Miller said. “The mower was off to the side and he saw a child laying directly in front of him.“He immediately stopped the tractor and got out and ran to the child…you can imagine it was horrific.”Miller said the girl was visiting her grandparents, whose property is next to the field.He said the tractor operator is “devastated” by the heartbreaking accident.Paramedics arrived on the scene in less than 30 minutes, Miller said, and police arrived shortly after.“Her leg was severed in the accident,” he said.The child was taken to the Annapolis Royal Collaborative Clinic, a 24-hour clinic with emergency care, where she was stabilized.She was then transported to a causeway that spans the Annapolis River, which is blocked off and used as a landing pad in emergencies, police said. The girl was airlifted to the IWK children’s hospital in Halifax.Police are continuing to investigate the incident, but Miller said there is no suspicion of criminal activity and charges will likely not be laid.RCMP Cpl. Dione Canning said traffic investigators were on the scene Thursday to investigate the accident.Miller said it drives home just how dangerous farming can be.The Canadian Agricultural Injury Reporting service said in a 2013 news release that an average of 13 children die every year as a result of agricultural incidents in Canada, with more suffering from injuries.Two years ago, three children in central Alberta died after they were playing on a truck loaded with canola at a rural property east of Rocky Mountain House when they were buried by the seed.last_img read more

New video series takes consumers to the farm

first_imgCALGARY (660 NEWS) – A new web series called Real Farm Lives has been launched aimed at showing consumers what goes on down on the farm.A survey from the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity shows 93 per cent of Canadians have little to no knowledge of where their food comes from. The series looks at the daily routines of three farm families from across the country.Madison Englot, who farms with her dad, mom and two brothers near Montmartre, Saskatchewan felt this was an excellent opportunity to contribute to the industry.The Universty of Saskatchewan student says this will help clear up misconceptions about how food is produced and show consumers who they are as farm families.“I really think us as farmers need to stand up and really promote who we are as people, we’re part of this industry and eating the same food we are producing,” said Englot.Chris Renwick farms with his family close to Wheatley in southern Ontario. The Renwicks have been working the land there for nearly 200 hundred years.He is hoping viewers will come away with an understanding that farmers are producing safe and nutritious food.“People understand why we are doing things and how we are doing things and hopefully that will help build more trust and build better relationships between rural and urban people,” said Renwick.CropLife Canada is the organization that put it all together.President and CEO Pierre Petelle points to the survey from the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity.“That was the genesis of it to try and reach average Canadians through average farm families and have an opportunity to share their story.”He said it was completely unscripted and it was incredible just to watch the excitement and pride that the farm family displayed while doing their regular routines.“It’s really about creating that connection between non-farm families and farm families and showing them that they really aren’t that much different than themselves and the trials and tribulations that go into producing the food that we enjoy,” said Petelle.To see the web series click here.last_img read more

Rosario Dawson Honored At GLSEN Respect Awards – New York

first_imgGLSEN, the leading education organization focused on ensuring safe and inclusive schools for all students hosted the annual GLSEN Respect Awards – New York on Monday, May 21st at Cipriani 42nd Street.Rosario Dawson at GLSEN Respect Awards – New YorkCredit/Copyright: Getty ImagesThe event honored Rosario Dawson, David Henry Jacobs, Hollister Co., Stephanie Byers & E.O. Green Junior High School.Rosario Dawson received the Inspiration Award; Hollister Co., a brand of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF), received the Corporate Ally Award; Stephanie Byers received GLSEN’s Educator of the Year Award; E.O. Green Junior High School GSA, PRISM received GLSEN’s GSA of the Year.Additional VIP attendees included Kerry Butler, Angelica Ross, Cheech Manohar, Isis King, Miss J Alexander, Laith Ashley, Nico Tortella, Molly Bernard, Tarana Burke, Kaia Burke, Valerie Smaldone and Desmond the AmazingThe GLSEN Respect Awards were introduced in 2004 by GLSEN, the leading education organization working to create safe and inclusive K-12 schools for LGBTQ youth. Held annually in Los Angeles and New York, the award show honors the work of student leaders, educators, community organizers, influencers, and corporations who serve as exemplary role models and have made a significant impact on the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youthlast_img read more

Canadian astronaut David SaintJacques flaunts ties to the Arctic during QA with

first_imgLindsay RichardsonAPTN NewsStudents at a school in Umiujaq in northern Quebec got a special surprise on their last day of term – the chance to talk to an astronaut still in orbit.The satellite conversation between students at Kiluutaq School and astronaut David Saint-Jacques last Friday was thousands of kilometers in the making.Students prepared their questions in class earlier in the week, asking standard things like “why are you at the space station?” “How do you use the toilet?” “Is the internet faster in space?” “Do you see planes fly?”Some questions, however, were specifically related to the northern community of less than 500 people.“Can you see Umiujaq from space?” one student asked in French.“Yes, I can see Nunavik here from the window – it’s very easy to recognize Hudson Bay, the Lac Guillaume de l’Ile – one of the most beautiful places I’ve seen in my life,” Saint Jacques replied.“We can see it very well from space.”Saint Jacques used to be co-chief of medicine in nearby Puvirnituq.His wife, Dr. Veronique Morin, who moderated Friday’s Q&A session, was once a village doctor in Umiujaq.Together, the high school sweethearts share a love for Nunavik.“I think once you live in the north, the north lives within you, and David likes to say there’s a piece of the tundra with him on board the space station,” Morin explained.Even though he’s spent six months aboard the space station, cruising 480 kilometres above the earth while studying infectious diseases, Saint Jacques does in fact carry a piece of Quebec’s north with him on-board.It was a heartwarming revelation for one student – a young girl inquiring about an ivory ring made by her grandfather before she was born.Saint-Jacques raised his hand to the camera, showing off the white band still poised on his ring finger.“I’m wearing this ring was made by Daniel Kumarluk, and if you ask Dr. Morin, my wife, she has a very similar ring because this is the ring we used to get engaged and then to get married,” he explained. “So we have a little bit of Umiujaq with us throughout our life.”Saint-Jacques also took the opportunity to show off a sealskin cuff made by artist Victoria Okpik, and a pair of tiny artisanal mittens “for good luck.”“I brought a few souvenirs of my life in the Arctic with me up in space,” he said.“That was a really touching moment for everyone,” Dr. Morin explained after the Q&A. “You could feel the connection that people felt to David, and seeing a part of their own community being in space was, I think, a moment of awakening for many.”lrichardson@aptn.ca@sentimtllast_img read more

UN welcomes agreement on final voters list in Côte dIvoire

On Monday, the Ivorian members of the Standing Consultative Framework – namely President Laurent Gbagbo, Prime Minister Guillaume Soro, and the heads of two political parties – reached an agreement on the list.The UN mission, known as UNOCI, “trusts that it will lead to the establishment of a final voters’ list and the holding of presidential elections as planned,” according to a press release issued today in Abidjan.The presidential polls were supposed to have been held as far back as 2005, but were repeatedly postponed. Elections are now scheduled to take place on 31 October.While preparations for the polls were on track up until late last year, they were interrupted in January. Political tensions began to mount after voter registration was suspended due to violence and Mr. Gbagbo dissolved the Government and the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) in February. The electoral process restarted after a new Government and Electoral Commission were established, but further delays were caused by differences on how to tackle the issue of fraud and a dispute over the appeals process on the provisional voters list.This week’s agreement, which UNOCI called a “remarkable achievement,” will have a “historic” effect, since millions of people will receive identity cards for the first time in their lives.The mission also urged all Ivorian political leaders to work to ensure a peaceful environment in the country before, during and after the polls.UNOCI noted that it will continue to help the people of Côte d’Ivoire find a durable solution to the crisis through, among other measures, the conduct of open, fair, free and transparent elections.The Security Council established the mission in 2004 to facilitate the peace process in the country, which became split by civil war in 2002 into a rebel-held north and Government-controlled south. 8 September 2010The agreement reached on the final list of voters for next month’s long-delayed presidential polls signals a major breakthrough in Côte d’Ivoire’s electoral process, the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the West African nation said today. read more

Call for staff members to serve on search committees

This is a call for staff representatives for the advisory committees for the search of the Vice-President, Research, for the Dean, Faculty of Mathematics & Science and Dean, Graduate Studies.The following are needed:• A staff representative to serve on the advisory committee for the search of a Vice-President, Research. To be selected, you must be a permanent staff member, who does not directly report to the Vice-President.• A staff representative to serve on the advisory committee for the search of a Dean, Faculty of Mathematics and Science. To be selected, you must be a permanent staff member, working in the Faculty of Mathematics and Science, who does not directly report to the Dean.• A staff representative to serve on the advisory committee for the search of a Dean, Graduate Studies. To be selected, you must be a permanent staff member, working in the Faculty of Graduate Studies, who does not directly report to the Dean.If you are interested in serving on one of the committees, please email Luaine Hathaway at lhathaway@brocku.ca. State your name, department and reason for your willingness to serve. read more

UNled team working to clear potentially explosive debris from Jenin

The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) reported on Wednesday that anti-mine specialists have set up a UN Explosive Ordnance Disposal Action Cell to deal with the current threat to civilians in Jenin.The group will provide advice to UNRWA on the problem of unexploded ordnance (UXO) in the Jenin refugee camp, and will make recommendations on how to dispose of the debris.According to UNRWA, technicians have already helped to clear many suspected items in a process that is expected to continue, since preliminary findings show more UXO will be found within the rubble of damaged houses. The UN is also warning civilians of the danger of handling these potentially deadly items. read more

UN agency issues a hitech roadmap for managing disasters following Caribbean forum

The roadmap, adopted after a Forum in Jamaica organized by the UN’s International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Commonwealth Telecommunication Organization (CTO), covers a wide range of issues including appropriate policies and common regional strategies aimed at mitigating the effects of disasters.“A number of initiatives are already off the ground,” said Cosmas Zavazava, Head of the ITU’s unit for Least Development Countries, Small Island Developing States and Emergency Telecommunications. “One of the key elements relates to the promotion of ‘emergency telecommunications readiness’ rather than to response and relief.”In 2005, a record number of 27 storms and as many as 13 hurricanes pounded the vulnerable Caribbean coastline. These included Hurricane Wilma, the most intense in recorded history, and Katrina, the most destructive which caused an estimated $50 billion in insured damage.Access to information is of paramount importance in the immediate aftermath of a disaster for relief agencies to coordinate search-and-rescue, medical intervention and rehabilitation efforts, the ITU said in a press release. There is an urgent need to establish effective and comprehensive communication links between the affected area, national disaster response facilities, and with the larger international community.“Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are the key to saving lives and property because they enable the collection and timely dissemination of accurate information on acts of nature,” said J. Paul Morgan, Chairman of the CTO, an international development partnership between Commonwealth and non-Commonwealth Governments, business and other organizations. read more

Open Text signs deal to buy HP customer experience software business for

by The Canadian Press Posted Apr 18, 2016 8:24 am MDT Last Updated Apr 18, 2016 at 9:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Open Text signs deal to buy HP customer experience software business for US$170M WATERLOO, Ont. – Open Text Corp. (TSX:OTC) has signed a deal with HP Inc. to buy a group of customer experience software and services assets for US$170 million in cash.The business software company said the deal, which includes about 400 employees, will complement its portfolio and allow it to offer customers a wider selection of options.Under the deal, Open Text will acquire HP TeamSite, a management platform for web content, HP MediaBin, a digital asset management system, and HP Qfiniti, a workforce optimization system.The agreement also includes HP Explore, HP Aurasma and HP Optimost.Open Text said the business being acquired is expected to generate between US$85 million and US$95 million of annualized revenues.The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter of the company’s 2016 financial year. read more

The Woofer Turn Your Dog Into a Speaker

first_imgAdChoices广告 Dogs are great and all, but what do they really have to offer us humans, beyond companionship, love, entertainment, service for people with disabilities, and undying loyalty? Not much–well, until now, that is. Here’s the Woofer, a veterinarian-approved piece of dog clothing that will turn your pup into a mobile speaker.The handmade doggy coat has water resistant speakers built in that connect wirelessly (via BlueTooth, I’d assume) to a music player, so your best friend can kick out the jams whilst frolicking, chasing, sniffing, and marking its territory.The Woofer comes in three different sizes, from Jack Russel to German Shepherd. The coats run $140 to $160, plus $15 shipping and handling. You can buy them through the official Woofer site. last_img read more

Jardim Monaco must at the least qualify for the Europa League

first_imgAS Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim already has one eye on securing a Europa League spot following their 3-0 loss to Borussia DortmundLast season’s Ligue 1 runners-up have now gone nine games without a win and sit bottom of Group A in the Champions League with no points.Next up in Europe for Monaco is a double-header with fellow Group A strugglers Club Brugge, who also have no points, and Jardim feels it’s imperative that Monaco does well in order to maintain their hopes of finishing third.“We’re going to play Club Brugge in our next two Champions League games,” said Jardim in a post-match conference.“We need six points against them. The two matches are very important for us to, at the least, qualify for the Europa League.”Second-half goals from Jacob Bruun Larsen, Paco Alcacer and Marco Reus gave Dortmund a 3-0 win over Monaco.“We played well in the first half,” added Jardim.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“We were dangerous and moved the ball well. Despite conceding the first goal, we kept trying to play but didn’t succeed in scoring.”Monaco are 18th in Ligue 1 with just six points from their opening eight games, which has left star striker Radamel Falcao frustrated.90′ +3′ C’est terminé : l’AS Monaco s’incline face au @BVB.3⃣-0⃣ #BVBASM pic.twitter.com/u1e3uKSX7t— AS Monaco 🇲🇨 (@AS_Monaco) October 3, 2018last_img read more

President Trump declares state of emergency for Southern California orders federal assistance

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Responding to a request from California Gov. Jerry Brown, President Donald Trump Friday declared a state of emergency in Southern California, ordering federal assistance to help fight a string of wildfires ravaging the region.The federal aid is earmarked for Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. Posted: December 8, 2017 , ??California Secures Presidential Declaration Providing Direct Federal Assistance for #SoCalFires https://t.co/168Y0zEPaG pic.twitter.com/JRzpesYzK4— Gov. Brown Press Office (@GovPressOffice) December 8, 2017Trump’s order authorizes the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide leadership in coordinating disaster relief efforts.”This action will help alleviate the hardship and suffering that the emergency may inflict on the local population and provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures,” a White House statement said.FEMA is authorized at its discretion to identify, mobilize and provide equipment and resources necessary to alleviate the impact of the fires.Seventy-five percent of direct FEMA and Homeland Security assistance will be backed by federal funding.Statistics show that as of Wednesday, CalFire already has spent $490.3 million in battling wildfires in the fiscal year that ends in June 30, 2018, more than the $426.9 million authorized for the 12-month period.That total does not include the cost of fighting the massive blazes now raging across Southern California, authorities said. President Trump declares state of emergency for Southern California, orders federal assistance to help fight wildfires December 8, 2017last_img read more

Crews tow pickup truck found submerged in Fort Lauderdale

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Rescue crews encountered a sinking situation in Fort Lauderdale: a pickup truck fully under water.Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue units responded to the submerged vehicle along Southeast 15th Street, near Cordova Road, Friday afternoon.Westway Towing crews used a boat ramp to tow the vehicle back on land.No one was in the truck, and no injuries were reported.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Sultan of Brunei Refutes Rumours of Bidding for Saharas New York and

first_imgHotel Plaza owned by Sahara Chief in New YorkReutersThe Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah, has dismissed a report by The Wall Street Journal, which said that he offered the Sahara group $2 billion for Plaza Hotel in New York as well as Dream Hotel and Grosvenor House Hotel in London, a spokesperson said.”Neither His Majesty, the Brunei Investment Agency, nor the government of Brunei are involved in any way in the purchase of the Grosvenor House in London or the Plaza and Dream Downtown hotels in New York,” a spokesman at Bell Pottinger, acting on behalf of the Sultan of Brunei, wrote in an email.The Wall Street Journal mis-reported that an investment firm in Brunei has offered to pay $2 billion for the three hotels, which are currently owned by the Sahara chief Subrata Roy. Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal BolkiahReutersRoy has been dealing with the sale of the luxury hotels from his special high-tech room in Tihar Jail, where he is being held for over five months after failing to repay ₹20,000 crore to investors who were sold outlawed bonds. The court has ordered him to pay ₹10,000 crore to get out on bail.Sahara bought the Plaza Hotel for about $570 million in 2012. Two years earlier, it paid 470 million pounds ($786.5 million) for the 494-room Grosvenor House overlooking Hyde Park near Buckingham Palace. The Sahara group is also looking ahead to sell the Dream Hotel in Manhattan. Subrata Roy arrestedReutersMeanwhile, the Indian tycoon has been trying to sell his properties in order to get out of prison under a deadline set by the Supreme Court. Apart from vast real estate, media enterprises and luxury hotels, Sahara also owns Formula 1 team and even used to sponsor the Indian cricket team.However, Brunei has been criticized by civil rights and gay rights advocacy groups in the United States for becoming the first East Asian country to adopt sharia criminal law, which punishes sodomy, reported Reuters.The harsh laws in Brunei, including death by stoning for homosexuals and adulterers have led to the boycott of the Beverly Hills Hotel and Dorchester properties in Europe costing the hotel operator millions of dollars in lost revenue, Dorchester has said.last_img read more