Antetokounmpo scores 33 as Bucks beat Bulls

first_imgMilwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo, center, drives to the basket past Chicago Bulls’ Chandler Hutchison (15) and Kris Dunn during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO — Giannis Antetokounmpo showed off a couple of scratches on his hands and arms. The leader of the Milwaukee Bucks was whistled for five offensive fouls, but finished the game on the floor.The Chicago Bulls tried everything against the NBA MVP. Nothing worked.ADVERTISEMENT Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? MOST READ White made consecutive 3-pointers to give Chicago a 99-98 lead with 6:23 left, but Milwaukee closed the game with a 17-2 run.Antetokounmpo got it started with a slick reverse layup. Eric Bledsoe then converted a three-point play to make it 103-99 with 5:04 left.”We got stops,” Lopez said, ”and it’s something we need to do for a full 48 minutes every night.”George Hill finished with 18 points for Milwaukee, which improved to 7-2 on the road. Donte DiVincenzo scored 15 in his third consecutive start in place of Khris Middleton, who is out with a bruised left thigh.”Some really good stuff from him again tonight,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said.Gafford went scoreless in his first four NBA games, but the second-round draft pick had 16 points in the first half on 8-for-9 shooting, including five dunks.Milwaukee closed the second quarter with a 12-2 run for a 60-56 halftime lead. Antetokounmpo had 18 points at the break.TIP-INSBucks: Hill made four of Milwaukee’s 15 3-pointers. … Middleton isn’t expected back until December.Bulls: F Luke Kornet had surgery to address a sinus obstruction. He is expected to be sidelined for seven to 10 days. The 7-foot-1 Kornet had been trying to play through the issue, but he was having trouble sleeping. ”We feel like this is going to be really good for him,” Boylen said. ”His overall well-being I think we think will improve.” Kornet signed with Chicago in July. … LaVine reached 5,000 career points on a 3 in the second quarter. Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Towns hits 7 3-pointers, Wolves beat Jazz without Wiggins UP NEXTBucks: Visit the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night. Milwaukee won three of four against Atlanta last season.Bulls: Host the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night. Chicago beat Detroit 112-106 in their first meeting of the season Nov. 1.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Antetokounmpo was 13 for 22 in his 13th consecutive double-double to begin the season. It’s the longest active streak in the NBA.”They have a guy they can go to who can get the bucket,” Bulls coach Jim Boylen said. ”That’s what good teams have. I’ve been on those teams. We’re figuring out who that guy is.”Daniel Gafford led Chicago with 21 points in his return from the G League. Coby White had 13, and Ryan Arcidiacono finished with 12.The Bulls got a season-high 63 points from their reserves, but Zach LaVine and Lauri Markkanen struggled. LaVine finished with 11 points on 4-for-16 shooting, and Markkanen had nine on 2-for-12 shooting from the field.”Shooters, all the players go through slumps,” said Markkanen, who is shooting just 36.2% this season. ”Everybody’s broken through it at some point. When I’m staying confident, believing every shot’s going in, I know it’s going to turn around.”ADVERTISEMENT What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Antetokounmpo had 33 points and 10 rebounds, and the Bucks beat the Bulls 115-101 on Monday night for their fourth straight victory.”I’m just going to keep trying to go downhill, keep trying to go through guys,” said Antetokounmpo, brushing off the foul trouble. ”I’m really happy that they’re offensive fouls and they’re not dumb fouls and all that.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice”Usually in the games like this that I get offensive fouls, I know that I’m aggressive. … So I’m happy with that.”Brook Lopez added 19 points, 10 rebounds and five blocked shots as Milwaukee won for the eighth time in nine games. The Bucks also beat the Bulls 124-115 on Thursday in Milwaukee. View comments Rice industry paralysis Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’last_img read more

Bengals longest serving manager Sameer Dasgupta passes away

first_imgKolkata, Nov 23 (2016) Bengal cricket fraternity was today left in a state of shock at sudden demise of their longest serving manager Samir Dasgupta. Dasgupta suffered massive cardiac arrest. He is survived by his wife and two daughters. The 74-year-old, who had accompanied Bengal Ranji team till their match against Tamil Nadu in Rajkot from November 13-16. From Rajkot, Bengal were travelling to Lahli but Dasguptas health deteriorated and he returned to Kolkata from Mumbai. He was admitted to a Kolkata hospital on November 19. “He suffered a cardiac arrest around 6.40am today at the RN Tagore Hospital and breathed his last,” his son-in-law told PTI from his Baranagar residence. Gentleman to the core, the soft-spoken Dasgupta had only won friends and easily the most popular Bengal team manager. During one season (209-10), the CAB had appointed Rusi Jejeebhoy as the manager but the association knew that players wanted Dasgupta back. He was back during next season. The vice-president of East Bengal, Dasgupta served the club at different capacities including being the cricket secretary and had roped in Sachin Tendulkar and Kapil Dev to play for the red-and-gold during the P Sen Trophy, 1992. Never had Eden Gardens seen close to 50,000 people for a club game with Sachin and Kapil playing for East Bengal and Javagal Srinath representing Mohun Bagan. It was possible because of Dasgupta, who has also been local manager of Indian team. A former CAB assistant secretary, Dasgupta went on to become the most-sought after manager of the the senior team and held the position during their last two notable performances ? in 2005-06 and 06-07 Ranji Trophy when they finished runners-up. A diabetic but Dasgupta would always carry boxes of sweets with him and greet every cricketer in his special fondly manner. “We would always get sweets from him. During winters he would give us Nalengurer rosogolla. He was such a gentle soul someone who would always make you smile with his positive vibes,” former Bengal captain Rohan Gavaskar fondly recalls. “There came a time when junk foods like sweets and pizzas were banned but we knew where to get it, and we would head straight to Samirdas room,” former Bengal captain turned commentator Deep Dasgupta said. He further added how he went out of his way to sort things out, be it laundry, room or the tickets. “He was one of the friendliest administrators the sport has ever seen. Be it the DA, arranging a hotel or making sure of the laundry, he will go out of his way to ensure that the player is in a comfort zone, free from any hassle. Its a personal loss for me,” the captain of the Bengal Ranji runners-up said. The wicketkeeper batsman also recalled how Samir da as he was affectionately called played an instrumental role in shaping his career when he was signed by him to play for East Bengal during his under-17 days. CAB joint secretary Avishek Dalmiya said:”Ive known him from the time of my father. He has always served the association tirelessly. Besides being an expert in man management, he was a warm and honest human being. His sudden and untimely death is most unfortunate, and has left us grief-stricken.” “May his family get the courage to deal with this tragedy,” Avishek said in his condolence message. PTI TAP KHS KHSadvertisementlast_img read more

Rain, Yanks Stop Rangers, 2-1

first_imgNEW YORK — A wet field gave the New York Yankees one weird win.Brett Gardner hit a tiebreaking homer off All-Star ace Yu Darvish, and New York beat the Texas Rangers 2-1 July 23d in a rain-shortened game called in the fifth inning under bizarre circumstances.Once the rain stopped, the grounds crew did its best to dry out the field. But both managers expressed concern about players getting hurt on the soft basepaths, and the game was called after an unusual delay that lasted 1 hour, 49 minutes.“The field was just not playable,” umpire crew chief Dale Scott told a pool reporter.During the delay, the last-place Rangers reached an agreement to trade closer Joakim Soria to Detroit for minor league pitchers Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel.David Phelps (5-4) pitched out of a jam just before the storm, and Francisco Cervelli doubled twice to help the Yankees win for the fifth time in six games on a 10-game homestand following the All-Star break.Chase Headley had a double in his first start for New York after he was acquired in a July 22nd trade with San Diego.Phelps gave up five hits in his first career complete game. After a one-out triple by Leonys Martin in the fifth, the right-hander retired Chris Gimenez on a foul popup and struck out Rougned Odor.Phelps and Cervelli pumped their fists as they headed toward the dugout — perhaps knowing how important that last out might be, making the game official with heavy rain in the forecast.Play was halted with one out in the bottom of the fifth, and the grounds crew struggled mightily to pull the tarp through the mud as a heavy downpour soaked the field.It appeared the teams were ready to resume at one point, but managers Joe Girardi and Ron Washington were worried about more injuries to their banged-up teams.“Neither one of us can afford to lose another player on the DL because of conditions players shouldn’t be on,” Girardi said.After much discussion with the umpires and head groundskeeper Dan Cunningham, a light rain returned and the tarp was put back on the field. Less than 10 minutes later, the game was stopped for good — giving the Yankees the victory.“What made me complain was because of them not being able to get the tarp on the field,” Washington said, adding he had never seen a similar situation in his career. “This game shouldn’t come to us losing it. It should have been suspended.”But there was no avenue for a protest, Washington acknowledged.New York lost a rain-shortened game to the Orioles on July 13, the last day before the All-Star break.“We lost in Baltimore because of Mother Nature. We won tonight because of Mother Nature. That just happens in our game,” Girardi said.Darvish (9-6) allowed four hits and threw 67 pitches in his second complete game of the year. He struck out five and walked none.When the rain started, it took 13 minutes and three tries for the grounds crew to drag the soaked tarp over a drenched infield.Bat boys, clubhouse attendants and security guards in clear ponchos rushed out to help. One stumbled and briefly got trapped underneath. It took more than 30 men to finally finish the job, bringing a roar from the crowd.Only 15 minutes later, the rain had stopped and workers removed the tarp. But the playing surface was so wet, it took about 50 minutes to dry and prepare the field.A public-address announcement informed fans the game was scheduled to resume at approximately 10:05 p.m. But as Darvish headed back to the mound and other players warmed up, Girardi stalked around near first base testing the surface.He motioned for an audience, and the huddle that ensued included both managers, Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux and Cunningham, who appeared to be doing much of the talking.The umpires and grounds crew headed back underneath the stands, and Texas players milled around in front of their dugout for about 20 minutes waiting for word. Darvish flipped a ball, and even pawed at the dirt near third base.When the rain started falling again around 10:25 p.m., the tarp was placed back over the infield. And that was it.Cervelli hit a leadoff double in the third and scored on Darvish’s second career balk. Gardner followed with his 10th home run, the first time he’s reached double digits in seven major league seasons.“That’s amazing. He’s been doing that for us the whole year,” Cervelli said.Texas scored in the third on Odor’s double-play grounder after consecutive singles by Martin and Gimenez.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Glad today’s generation doesn’t struggle for basic sports facilities: Gopichand

first_imgNew Delhi, Sep 27 (PTI) National badminton coach Pullela Gopichand feels Indian athletes no longer have to worry about the basic facilities that he had to struggle for in his playing days. “All my life I have struggled to get basic sports facilities. I am glad today’s generation don’t have to struggle for this. Sports today has great future,” Gopichand said Wednesday at a workshop organised by the Andhra Pradesh government where it declared that the state’s future capital Amaravati will be developed as a “world-class sports city” capable of hosting the Olympics. “We need to ensure that kids taking sports need to be incentivised so that they can lead good life. Kids need to learn discipline and sports is fundamental for this. “It is not necessary to create champions, but to create environment where everyone — kids and adults — enjoy sports. Remember sports increases a nation’s happiness index and improves quality of life,” he added. Speaking on the development of Amaravati as a sports hub, Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority Commissioner Sreedhar Cherukuri said the initiative will be completed by 2021. “We are developing Sports City in Amaravati which will come in three phases and will comprise integrated sports hub spread in 20 acres with an estimated cost of Rs 1,400 crore, a multi-purpose sports stadium, multi-purpose training campus,” he said. “Amaravati International Sports Complex, a Rs 60 crore complex, will also be built on 8.9 acres which will revolutionise sports in Andhra Pradesh. Phase I will be ready by 2021,” he added. PTI PM PMadvertisementlast_img read more

IPL 2019: Virat Kohli’s latest photo on social media goes viral. Have you seen it yet?

first_imgVirat Kohli is going through one of his worst seasons in the Indian Premier League. Royal Challengers Bangalore have lost 7 out of their 8 matches in the 2019 IPL and are languishing at the bottom of points table.Virat Kohli, who scored 973 runs and hit 4 hundreds in 2016, has managed only 278 runs so far this year. Yet. Kohli is far from dejected and continues to believe his team can bounce back and have a say in the 2019 IPL.Royal Challengers Bangalore have lost matches against Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians (twice), Sunrisers Hyderabad, Rajasthan Royals, Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals. Their solitary win has come against Kings XI Punjab who are currently No.4 in the points table.On Tuesday, Virat Kohli hosted a dinner for his RCB teammates. A day later, Virat Kohli posted a photo and it went viral within minutes. On Tuesday, Virat Kohli hosted a dinner for his RCB teammates. (Image: Instagram/devpadikkal19) On Tuesday, Virat Kohli hosted a dinner for his RCB teammates.(Image: Instagram/yuzi_chahal23) On Tuesday, Virat Kohli hosted a dinner for his RCB teammates.(Image: Instagram/himmatsingh89)Sat Shri Akal saarreyaan nu! Kohli (@imVkohli) April 17, 2019Royal Challengers Bangalore are now in Kolkata where they take on the Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens on April 19 before heading home to face table-toppers Chennai Super Kings on April 21.Virat Kohli will need to lead from the front against two of the most well-balanced teams in the IPL with help from the dangerous AB de Villiers.advertisementOn Monday (April 15), Virat Kohli met the national selectors to pick India’s squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup. In England, Kohli will be under pressure as captain and batsman as India look to win their 3rd World Cup.Also Read | Virat Kohli has been scoring runs, will be a threat in World Cup: Lockie FergusonAlso Read | IPL 2019: Anushka Sharma keeps me positive, says Virat Kohli after RCB’s 1st winlast_img read more

Umtiti can see Neymar joining Madrid

first_imgTransfers Umtiti: Neymar will join Real Madrid if that’s what he wants Stephen Darwin Last updated 1 year ago 15:17 4/2/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Neymar Real Madrid Getty/Goal Transfers Real Madrid Neymar PSG Barcelona Ligue 1 Primera División The Barcelona centre-back does not believe that the Brazilian’s Camp Nou past will get in the way of a possible transfer to Zinedine Zidane’s side Barcelona centre-back Samuel Umtiti would not be surprised to see Neymar join Real Madrid and thinks that if both parties want the transfer to be done, it will happen.The PSG forward only made a world-record €222 million switch to the French capital in the summer but has been continuously linked with a move to Barca’s fierce La Liga rivals.Goal understands that PSG would have been willing to discuss a potential transfer had they been crowned European champions in 2017-18 but their Champions League last-16 exit means any willingness to enter into negotiations seems highly unlikely. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Publicly the Ligue 1 club have stated that they have no plans to sell their prized asset, who has scored 28 goals in 30 games this season before he suffered a fractured metatarsal on February 25 against Marseille.The Madrid rumours will refuse to go away as summer approaches, however, and Umtiti, who played with Neymar at Barca, believes the transfer will take place if both Madrid and his former Brazilian team-mate want it to.He told Canal+: “In football, anything is possible. Just because you played for Barca that doesn’t mean you can’t go to Real. If he wants to go, and Real wants him, it will be done.”Neymar missed the second leg of PSG’s Champions League defeat to Real Madrid and also Saturday’s Coupe de la Ligue triumph over Monaco.He has, however, been tipped to make a return to Paris in the next “two or three weeks” by head coach Unai Emery, going some way to allay fears that he could miss the end-of-season run-in and then the World Cup in Russia.last_img read more

Motorcycle Awareness Month

first_imgOver the next few weeks, more than 12,000 Nova Scotians will blowthe dust off their helmets, fire up their motorcycles and take tothe streets. Nova Scotia’s transportation minister is remindingthem to put safety first. “Motorcycles are a popular form of transportation for many NovaScotians,” said Ron Russell, Minister of Transportation andPublic Works. “Because of vehicle design, motorcyclists facerisks over and above operators of cars and trucks. All motoristsmust be aware of motorcycles, their drivers and theirpassengers.” For the fourth year running, the province has proclaimed May asMotorcycle Awareness Month. The goal is to encourage riders toreceive proper training and to encourage all motorists to beaware of motorcyclists. In 2003, the Registry of Motor Vehicles registered 12,580motorcycles, an increase of more than 700 over the previous year.Over the last five years, from 1998 to 2003, the province hasrecorded an increase of about 10 per cent in the number of peoplelicensed to ride a motorcycle. While motorcycles have become more popular, the fatality rateassociated with motorcycle use has decreased. In 2003, threepeople died in collisions associated with motorcycles, comparedto seven in 1999. “The Nova Scotia Safety Council offers motorcycle trainingprograms from May until September,” said Noel Facey, trafficsafety coordinator for the Nova Scotia Safety Council. “More than1,100 people complete our courses each year, learning how tohandle their vehicles safely and responsibly.”last_img read more

Traffic Advisory for Western Nova Scotia

first_img DIGBY COUNTY: Highway 101 Highway 101 is closed between Digby and Weymouth due to a tractortrailer that is off the road. Traffic is detoured in bothdirections off Highway 101. Motorists are asked to use FrenchRoad to Ridge Road and on to North Range Cross Road. The detour is in effect until further notice. Local Area Office: (902) 245-4090 -30- TRANSPORTATION/PUBLIC WORKS–Traffic Advisory for Western NovaScotialast_img

Kohli goes easy on Pant says will learn from mistakes

first_imgManchester: Rishabh Pant might have given the world a solid reason to question his shot selection during India’s World Cup semifinal against New Zealand but skipper Virat Kohli refused to be too harsh on his young batsman. Heartbroken but composed, Kohli looked back at the mistakes he had made as a youngster to analyse the moment of indiscretion, which led to Pant’s dismissal after he dug in their briefly in an attempt to rebuild from a precarious five for three, and then, 4 for 24. Also Read – Squadrons which participated in Balakot air strike awarded citations on IAF Day “He’s still young. I made many errors when I was young in my career and he will learn. He will look back and think yes, he could have chosen a different option in that situation and he realises that already,” Kohli said Wednesday night, strongly backing the youngster. In fact, the skipper sought to praise the brief partnership between Pant and Hardik Pandya. While Pant got out while trying to slog-sweep Mitchell Santner, Pandya holed out to Kane Williamson in the deep. Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documents on Reliance penalty “He (Pant) is an instinctive player and did well to overcome that situation and stringing a partnership with Hardik (Pandya). I think the way they played after the loss of three wickets, four wickets rather, was quite commendable. I am sure he will reflect on it and he will come out stronger,” he said. Soon after Pant’s dismissal, cameras caught Kohli walking out of the dressing room to have an animated chat with coach Ravi Shastri. However, Kohli said it’s the player who suffers the most after committing an error. “So all these guys have a lot of pride and passion to play for their country and they are the ones who feel the most disappointed when a mistake happens. From the outside it looks like it was an error but the person who makes it, trust me, they are the ones who suffer the most with it.” For the captain, Pant is one for the future with the kind of talent he possesses. “The talent is there for everyone to see and the character is there, but, as I said, yes, a few shots (refers to Hardik Pandya), not just Rishabh’s. But that happens in sport. You make errors, you make decisions which are not right at that time and you have to accept it.” Kohli was particularly happy for Ravindra Jadeja, who put up a lion-hearted show with the bat after his impressive bowling and brilliant fielding. “I don’t think we had to say anything to Jadeja after what happened over the last one week. He was quite ready to just get on to the park, to be honest (smiles),” Kohli said, referring to Sanjay Manjrejar’s ‘bits and pieces’ cricketer remark. “I’m really happy for him because he’s been a very understated but a top quality cricketer for India on the field, with the ball, with the bat, priceless, so he’s had a great game today.” He is certainly sad that one bad day in the knockouts ended a good campaign and wouldn’t mind if the ICC revisits the format. “I think we are sad but we are not devastated because of the kind of cricket that we played in this tournament. We know where we stood as a team and today we were not good enough and that is the nature of this tournament. A bad day in the knockout stage and you are out of the tournament,” he lamented. “May be, we could have a re-look at the format where a team that has been consistent doesn’t get knocked out for having one bad day,” the skipper said. The skipper said that there would be some introspection of the performance but not immediately. “I don’t think that I would like to break things down immediately. But in time we’ll have to sit down and analyse where we went wrong and the things we could have done right in this game particularly.”last_img read more

Precautionary evacuation alert issued for Alberta national park over wildfire

first_imgWATERTON, Alta. – Parks Canada issued a precautionary evacuation alert on Tuesday evening for all of Waterton Lakes National Park in southern Alberta due to potential danger from an expanding wildfire.Parks officials called it “a pre-emptive action” so they can be fully prepared if fire conditions change, saying “safety is paramount.”They said there was no immediate threat.The Alberta government called the evacuation “voluntary” and said it includes not just the National Park but the community of Waterton, which has a population of about 100 people.Waterton park officials said should a mandatory evacuation be ordered, “you must leave the park within one hour of formal notice” and suggested people ready themselves by gathering their medications, eyeglasses, valuable papers and keepsakes.“Travel will only be permitted out of the park,” said a warning on the park website. “Admittance to evacuated areas will be limited to emergency vehicles.”The government’s emergency alert noted that “cottagers, campers and visitors are encouraged to leave the area.”Parks Canada said the so-called Kenow fire, which was sparked by lightening in British Columbia, has started some small spot fires in the national park near Sage Pass.A Parks Canada national incident management team is on site, along with three initial attack crews and five helicopters, with another crew expected on Wednesday.The fire was about 65 square kilometres in size.Waterton National Park is located in the province’s southwest and borders Glacier National Park in Montana.The townsite includes a historic railroad hotel called the Prince of Wales, which was construction in the 1920s by the Great Northern Railway of the U.S. to lure tourists during the prohibition era.last_img read more

UCP leader Kenney criticized for response to hate letter at Edmonton mosque

first_imgEDMONTON — A hate letter bearing a United Conservative logo and dropped off at an Edmonton mosque has Muslim advocates and Premier Rachel Notley demanding party leader Jason Kenney take a stronger stand on Islamophobia.Kenney has already condemned the letter and neither he nor the Alberta Muslim Public Affairs Council believe the United Conservatives had anything to do with it.The letter delivered to the Markaz Ul Islam mosque in southeast Edmonton said that Islam is a sham religion with no place in the province and when Kenney wins the spring election he will “take Alberta back.”Faisal Suri, president of the council, says Kenney must specifically call out Islamophobia, because the hate goes beyond worshippers to the religion itself.Notley is echoing Suri’s demand and is calling on Kenney to root out Islamophobic elements in his party.Kenney says on Facebook that hatred and bigotry have no place in Alberta, and his spokesperson says Kenney has clearly spoken out against Islamophobia in the past.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Jabra launches new soft neckband earbuds in India

first_imgNew Delhi: Denmark-based Jabra, a subsidiary of GN Netcom that makes in-ear and on-ear audio wearables, on Thursday launched its Evolve 65e soft neckband earbuds in India with up to 13 hours of battery life for Rs 20,320 (excluding GST). The Jabra Evolve 65e features Skype for business certification that ensures users enjoy crystal-clear call and music quality. The earbuds also support eight hours of talk time. “Enterprises are constantly seeking new ways to enable their employees to be productive wherever they are, making UC one of the most important mobile technologies today. But if mobile workers are to use professional headsets, they will expect the same wearing-styles and form-factors, great comfort and range of features that they get from their consumer devices,” Holger Reisinger, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Solutions, Jabra, said in a statement. The device would be available starting May at authorised Jabra channel partners and resellers. The Jabra Evolve 65e sports Skype for Business and UC-certification, courtesy its four-microphone system. With two in the microphone box capturing voice and one in each earbud, the device uses DSP algorithm to find the optimum voice-to-noise ratio for clarity.last_img read more

NY Massachusetts sue Volkswagen over emissions cheating

NY, Massachusetts sue Volkswagen over emissions cheating by David Klepper, The Associated Press Posted Jul 19, 2016 8:31 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ALBANY, N.Y. – New York state and Massachusetts are suing Volkswagen and its affiliates Audi and Porsche over diesel emissions cheating, alleging that the German automakers defrauded customers by selling diesel vehicles equipped with software allowing them to cheat emissions testing.The lawsuits, announced Tuesday, allege that Volkswagen and its affiliates sold more than 40,000 vehicles in the two states with so-called “defeat devices” installed. Furthermore, the complaint accuses company employees of trying to cover up the cheating by submitting false documents to the two states and destroying incriminating paperwork.“The allegations against Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche reveal a culture of deeply-rooted corporate arrogance, combined with a conscious disregard for the rule of law or the protection of public health and the environment,” said New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. “These suits should serve as a siren in every corporate board room, that if any company engages in this type of calculated and systematic illegality, we will bring the full force of the law — and seek the stiffest possible sanctions — to protect our citizens.”A message left with Volkswagen on Tuesday morning was not immediately returned.The legal action seeks “substantial penalties.” Schneiderman and his Massachusetts counterpart, Maura Healey, planned to discuss the details of the case at a Tuesday morning press conference in New York City. The two Democrats are the top law enforcement officials in their respective states.The suit comes after the German automaker agreed to spend up to $15.3 billion to other settle consumer and government lawsuits over the emissions cheating, first disclosed in 2015.Schneiderman and Healey argue that settlement did not resolve claims regarding violating state environmental laws and did not cover all the affected vehicles.“With today’s action, we want to make clear to all auto manufacturers that violating laws designed to protect our environment and our public health is unacceptable and will be punished with significant penalties,” Healey said.Maryland’s attorney general is also expected to file suit, according to a statement from Schneiderman’s office.The suit alleges that Volkswagen and Audi, followed by Porsche, began installing the cheating software in more than a dozen U.S. models beginning in 2008. The software was designed to alter the emissions system during government testing to ensure nitrogen oxide emissions were within allowable limits.The prosecutors say consumers who purchased one of the vehicles believed they were buying a “green diesel” car, even though the vehicles illegally emitted pollutants linked to respiratory disease, elevated ozone levels and smog. read more

Advertisers flee Bill OReillys show but impact unclear

by Mae Anderson And Joseph Pisani, The Associated Press Posted Apr 5, 2017 2:01 pm MDT Last Updated Apr 5, 2017 at 2:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – More advertisers fled Bill O’Reilly’s show on Wednesday, with drugmaker Pfizer and real estate company Coldwell Banker among the latest to distance themselves.The snowball effect began Monday after a weekend report in The New York Times that O’Reilly and his employer paid five women $13 million to settle harassment or other allegations of inappropriate conduct by Fox’s top star.As of Wednesday, a total of about 20 advertisers — from Mercedes Benz to Allstate — had confirmed pulling out. But while the advertisers’ moves may send a strong signal to consumers, so far, it is unclear whether there will be any long-term negative impact on either Fox News or “The O’Reilly Factor.”RISKY BUSINESS“Advertisers are very risk averse,” said Larry Chiagouris, a Pace University marketing professor. “When advertisers see the possibility of scandal, they take the easy way out — which can be spun as the ‘high road.’ It’s easy for them to move their money somewhere else.”Fox News has said that advertisers who pulled their ads would be directed to the network’s other programs — so that probably means they’ll just move to other shows like “Hannity,” or “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”That makes their move “less impactful” to Fox than if an advertiser moved all of its ad dollars to rival station MSNBC, for example, Chiagouris said.“There are only downsides for an advertiser connected with someone who is facing these sorts of charges,” added Allen Adamson, founder of BrandSimple Consulting. “There’s no upside and there are plenty of places put ads. It’s a buyer’s market.”THE NEXT GLENN BECK?So far the flap hasn’t reached the proportions of Glenn Beck, the conservative political commentator who hosted a show on Fox News until he was dropped in 2011 after his increasingly strident stances made him unattractive to advertisers.O’Reilly, by contrast, is Fox News’ top revenue producer, according to research firm Kantar Media, bringing in over $178 million in ad dollars in 2015 and $118.6 million in the first nine months of 2016.Chiagouris predicts that while a bevy of advertisers are dropping out of the show, they’ll just be replaced by other advertisers who can negotiate for a better ad deal.“For interim period, maybe as much as a year, that show will not generate as much in the way of profits for Fox as it did before,” he said. “But it will gradually come back to where it was before because he is so popular,” — as long as there are no other scandalous developments, he said.STICKING AROUNDSome advertisers are sticking around. Angie’s List spokeswoman Cheryl Reed said the company has a contract with Fox that doesn’t specify which Fox program its ads will air on, but the company, which offers crowd-sourced reviews of local businesses, has no plans to change its ad buy.“The advertising strategy we have long used at Angie’s List is meant to reach as many people as possible with news that our service exists and is available to them,” she said in a statement. “We place ads across a wide spectrum of venues intending to reach as many viewers/listeners/ readers as possible without taking a position on the viewpoints of the venues themselves.”She added that the company trusts its members “to make their own media consumption decisions.”___AP Medical Writer Linda A. Johnson in Trenton, New Jersey, contributed to this report. Advertisers flee Bill O’Reilly’s show but impact unclear read more

Rod charger from Multotec enhances safety at Black Mountain

first_imgWorking with Vedanta Zinc International’s Black Mountain mine in the Northern Cape to enhance safety in its milling plant, Multotec Manufacturing recently designed, manufactured and installed an automated rod charger for the mine’s rod mill.Holder of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy’s prestigious Health and Wellness Award, Black Mountain Mining had been looking for a solution that would reduce the risks associated with the manual handling of mill rods. Each rod measures almost five metres in length and weighs up to 240 kg. Rod mills are used extensively as primary mills in many mines, with the rods acting as grinding media. As the rods wear down, new ones have to be introduced regularly to ensure grinding efficiency is maintained.According to Jannie Genis, Technical Sales Representative at Multotec Manufacturing in Cape Town, the concept for the rod charger was developed in close consultation with the plant engineering and production personnel at Black Mountain, and leveraged the substantial mechanical engineering expertise within Multotec.“The Multotec Cape Town branch, under the leadership of Vivian Rocher, put together a team that took the concept into the design stages, customising the unit to exactly suit the site plan at Black Mountain,” Genis says. “After input and suggestions from the customer, we were able to advance the project to manufacturing stage in Cape Town, where complete construction took place.”The charger went into operation at the mine in mid-2016 and has effectively eliminated all manual handling of mill rods, successfully achieving the project goals. “There is now no need for any person to be in the mill to guide the rods into place,” Genis says. “Only two people are involved: one to operate the unit, and one to check that the rods feed smoothly into the mill.”Another significant advantage is the reduced time taken to conduct the rod charging; the complete process has been cut down from over an hour to just about 25 minutes. This means more production time and has also allowed the more frequent charging of rods, from twice a week using manual methods to three times a week now leading to better grinding efficiency.“The customer expressed its satisfaction with this solution, as it addresses both safety and ease of use, while enhancing the productivity and efficiency of the mill operation,” Genis says.last_img read more

ATT launches Motorola Atrix 4G Worlds most powerful smartphone

first_imgAT&T and Motorola, or should I say Motorola Mobility, had quite a treat to announce at CES 2011 this week. The Android 2.2 powered Motorola ATRIX 4G will be offered exclusively by AT&T and is being billed as the world’s most powerful smartphone. That’s probably due in part to the phone’s 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra dual core processor which is capable of supporting intense 3D graphics.Speaking of graphics, consumers will also appreciate the QHD display that offers 24-bit graphics with a refresh rate that’s faster than other smartphones. The Motorola ATRIX 4G will also come with 1GB of RAM with up to 48GB of available memory for storage of songs, photos and files.AdChoices广告Since you’ll be able to keep a lot on your smartphone you’ll be happy to know the ATRIX 4G offers advanced fingerprint recognition which not only makes your phone secure, but easy to access as well. Of course, at its core the ATRIX 4G is a phone right? That means good voice quality is key. Motorola Mobility has that covered as well with its two-microphone noise reduction technology. Naturally, there’s nothing impressive about the “world’s most powerful smartphone” if it just does voice calls. It also supports video conferencing with its front-facing VGA video camera.With all those specs and features mentioned the crazy thing is that’s not even the coolest thing about the smartphone. A Vehicle Dock will be offered in addition to a HD Multimedia Dock which will allow consumers to connect their smartphone to an HD television to watch videos thanks to its HDMI 720p output. The jaw dropper accessory though has to be the Laptop Dock which turns the ATRIX 4G into a netbook thanks to the included Webtop application along with the dock’s display, QWERTY keyboard and mouse. The fact that the smartphone supports HTML5 is a bonus for the netbook feel.The Motorola ATRIX 4G is expected to be launched by AT&T sometime during the first quarter.Read more at AT&T.motorola_atrix_frontmotorola_atrix_frontmotorola_atrix_backlaptop docklaptop dock 1last_img read more

An extraordinary week Hunt is on for winner of €102 million Lotto

first_img By Hayley Halpin Feb 24th 2019, 8:53 AM Sunday 24 Feb 2019, 8:53 AM THE NATIONAL LOTTERY is appealing to players to check their ticket after someone won last night’s jackpot worth €10.2 million. The winning numbers were: 3, 19, 21, 29, 31, 35 and bonus number 22The winner has become the 21st Lotto player in Ireland to have won over €10 million. Today, the National Lottery is asking all of its players across the country to check their tickets to see if they are the lucky winner. “With a jackpot win of this amount we need a little time to inform the shop owner and to give the winner time and space to let this huge win sink in,” a National Lottery spokesperson said. The jackpot was close to being shared as another Lotto player, who is from Limerick, fell one number short, matching five numbers and the bonus ball. This lucky player has won €87,874 and bought their ticket at Deerpark Dairies on Davis Street, Limerick City.  Last night’s jackpot win comes after a large family syndicate from north Dublin scooped up a whopping €175 million in the EuroMillions. “This has been an extraordinary week in the 32-year life of the National Lottery,” the spokesperson said. The highest Lotto jackpot in the history of the National Lottery was €18.9 million in Hegarty’s, Staplestown, Co Carlow, in June 2008. Image: Shutterstock/Lukas Gojda 55,442 Views Share18 Tweet Email ‘An extraordinary week’: Hunt is on for winner of €10.2 million Lotto jackpot The winning numbers were: 3, 19, 21, 29, 31, 35 and bonus number 22. Image: Shutterstock/Lukas Gojda 26 Comments Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Maxime Gonalons injury blow for Sevilla

first_imgSevilla have announced that midfielder Maxime Gonalons will be out for at least six weeks with a fractured fibulaThe France international was signed by Los Rojiblancos this summer from AS Roma on a loan deal.And, following compatriot Steven N’Zonzi’s move the other way, Gonalons seemed set to play a prominent role at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.The 29-year-old has made four appearances across all competitions for Pablo Machin’s side and opened his scoring account in Sevilla’s 3-0 Europa League qualifying win over Sigma Olomouc.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.But a collision in training on Thursday means that Gonalons will now face a lengthy spell on the sidelines.“The French player received a blow during a training and the tests to which he has been subjected to confirm the condition,” read a statement.Sevilla are currently fifth in La Liga after three games.last_img read more

Luka Modric launches a scathing attack on Simeone

first_imgReal Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has responded to the criticisms of Atletico Madrid’s manager Diego Simeone on him and his teammates.In the midfielder’s first interview since winning the Ballon d’Or earlier this month, the 33-year-old spoke of the manager’s disparaging comments about the award and Madrid.“I understand why Simeone has defended his own players,” Modric told Croatian outlet Sportske Novosti, as cited by Football Espana.“I understand why he believes Griezmann was the best but in doing so he feels the need to disparage Real Madrid and the players here.Luka Modric, Real MadridReal Madrid suffer a Luka Modric injury blow Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Real Madrid have announced that Luka Modric has suffered an adductor injury, which could rule him out of some key fixtures.“There are suggestions that there is something else behind why Madrid players win these trophies, and that is not the case.“I have a lot of respect for Atletico and Simeone, their players and their fans – they are a great club and whey they defeat us, I acknowledge it and congratulate them.“But we have been hugely successful too, we have beaten them in two finals and it is not fair to say these achievements are due to favoritism.”last_img read more

71 of Websites May Be Under Reporting Traffic

first_imgThis story first appears on FOLIO: sister site, minonline.Are you sure your Web page tags are in order? BPA Worldwide says that in a recent survey involving 900 site audits, 71 percent of them had not tagged every page for accurate traffic counting. When a site had missing tags, on average, 11 percent of the pages were not being counted. Often sites are so large that the owners simply miss pages or add templates with tags that don’t apply to older pages.For the rest of the story, click here.last_img read more