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‘Young, full of potential’ Chooks-Pilipinas 3×3 team heads to France

first_img1 dead in Cavite blast, fire MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Tabal gets back national team slot WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “It’s a very short game, but it’s fast. It’s a 10-minute game, race to 21, whichever comes first – 10 minutes or 21. There’s a strategy there. So you can’t just play. You have to analyze the game and understand the game to know what you’re gonna do.”But Paras allayed any fears, saying that in the end, it’s still basketball.“There are differences with the rules and the ball, but it’s not that hard. When I was a kid, I’ve been playing three-on-three, but we didn’t have all the rules. It’s still the same thing, though,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIEScenter_img “It’s a young team, but there’s a lot of potential,” said Altamirano. “I was very excited actually being able to complete the team, to bring in Kiefer (Ravena), bring in Jeron (Teng), and bring in Kobe (Paras), who I think will be the future of Philippine basketball.”The team is set to tussle against heavyweights France and Slovenia, as well as El Salvador and Romania in Group B of the competitions from June 17 to 21.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThough regarded as standouts in the five-on-five game, the biggest hurdle for the players is adjusting to the rules of the 3×3 game, something Altamirano shared will be the first task to handle for his crew.“Number one, it’s half-court. Number two, the ball is smaller to those they’re used to playing with. So there’s definitely going to be an adjustment,” he said. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken The Chooks-Pilipinas 3×3 squad. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/ Joaqui FloresArmed with sheer talent, Chooks-Pilipinas 3×3 is ready to conquer the 2017 Fiba 3×3 World Cup in Nantes, France.The team, made up of future stars Kiefer Ravena, Jeron Teng and Kobe Paras along with NLEX big man JR Quiñahan headed by coach Eric Altamirano, is set to fly out early Friday morning for the five-day long tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ What ‘missteps’? View commentslast_img read more

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Sony Xperia X, XA coming to India today, Xperia X Performance may not

first_imgJapanese tech major Sony on Friday started pre-registrations for its first-generation Xperia X and Xperia XA phones in India. “This will give chance to Sony fans to be the first ones to know about the details of the all new Sony Xperia X and XA launch offers and price as soon as it is launched in India,” the company said in a statement.The company in all probability will launch the two devices for India on May 30, sources have told India Today Online. Sadly, the third (and the most powerful) phone in the Xperia X-lineup, aka the Xperia X Performance may not make it to India, at least for now.Launched in February 2016, Sony’s new Xperia X-lineup has at least one phone in every product category. While the Xperia XA is the company’s budget offering. The Xperia X is what you can call a regular offering which sits in between the Xperia XA and the top-tier Xperia X Performance. The company also very recently launched the 6-inch screen toting Xperia XA Ultra which has a 16-megapixel front OIS cam; albeit chances of it landing in India are very slim as of the moment.The Xperia X comes with a 5-inch FullHD display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory under the hood. It sports a 23-megapixel camera on the rear along with a 13-megapixel front-facing camera.Also Read: Sony may kill its M & C phones, re-brand all as X-series on May 30 The Xperia XA meanwhile is a humbler offering with a 5-inch HD screen and a MediaTek MT6755 processor clubbed with 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage. It sports a 13-megapixel camera on the rear and an 8-megapixel camera on the front.advertisementBoth the phones run Android Marshmallow out-of-the-box and boast of full-metal unibody design. While the Xperia X comes with a fingerprint scanner, the Xperia XA lacks one. Sony claims up to two days battery life on the phones.The flagship Xperia X Performance on the other hand comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset.Sony may also be looking to unite its Xperia C and M range phones under one Xperia X banner. Doing that may actually work for the company, which isn’t exactly doing all that well in the smartphone department. One banner will help Sony focus on things one step at a time and probably shell out better phones in future.last_img read more

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Yoga is a treasure, it helps in reducing stress: Narasimhan

first_imgHyderabad, Jun 21 (PTI) The Governor of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, ESL Narasimhan, today said yoga is a treasure which helps in reducing stress that people have in the modern day lifestyle.Narasmihan, Union minister Bandaru Dattatreya, Telangana Deputy Chief Minister Mohd Mahmood Ali and several other state ministers participated in different International Yoga Day events organised here.Narasimhan, along with the other officials, performed yoga at an event held at the Raj Bhavan.”Yoga is a great treasure given to us by our ancestors. We have to protect this treasure,” he said.”Yoga helps in reducing stress and tensions associated with the modern day lifestyle,” Narasmihan said.Dattatreya, the Union Minister of State for Labour (independent charge), took part in a programme organised at the Gachibowli stadium in the city.Yoga is not a religious activity, he said adding that the traditional practice promotes good health.Telangana Deputy Chief Minister Mahmood Ali, state Health Minister C Laxma Reddy and other leaders participated in the event at the Gachibowli stadium.Perala Shekhar Rao, the vice chairman of Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, which comes under the Union sports ministry, led the International Yoga Day celebrations at Saroornagar indoor stadium. PTI SJR GKlast_img read more

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Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant guide India A to easy win over Afghanistan A

first_imgRiding on half-centuries from Rishabh Pant and skipper Manish Pandey, India A thrashed Afghanistan A by 113 runs in the tri-nation One-Day International series at LC de Villiers Oval here on Tuesday.Put in to bat first, India posted a mammoth 322/5, thanks to Pandey (86 not out) and Pant (60) before pacer Mohammed Siraj (3/49) stifled Afghanistan A to 209/9.India recovered from the early loss of opener Karun Nair (9), courtesy a 70-run second-wicket stand between opener Shreyas Iyer (44) and one-down bat Pant.Thereafter, skipper Pandey and Pant joined forces to add 42 runs for the third wicket before Pandey and Haryana’s Deepak Hooda (32) added 78 valuable runs for the fourth wicket.All-rounder Krunal Pandya (48 off 27 balls) played a useful hand lower down the order, clobbering seven boundaries and a six.For the minnows, left-arm spinner Sharafuddin Ashraf (2/48) was the pick of the bowlers.In reply, Afghanistan A lost their first wicket with one run on board. Opener Javed Ahmadi (21) alongwith one-down Younas Ahmadzai (28) and middle-order batsman Rahmat Shah (28) started well but failed to convert their scores.Middle-order batsman Najibullah Zadran (62) was the lone warrior for the Afghans but failed to find enough support as the Indian bowlers tightened their grip by picking wickets at regular intervals.For India A, medium-pacer Siraj picked up three wickets while Siddharth Kaul and Vijay Shankar picked two wickets each.Brief Scores: India A 322/5 (Manish Pandey 86 not out, Rishabh Pant 60, Sharafuddin Ashraf 2/48) beat Afghanistan A 209/9 (Najibullah Zadran 62, Rahmat Shah 28, Mohammed Siraj 3/49) by 113 runs.last_img read more

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Former BCCI boss Anurag Thakur gets Supreme Court relief in Dharamsala stadium fraud

first_imgThe Supreme Court dismissed on Friday an FIR against BJP MP Anurag Thakur, former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal and others in a case related to alleged irregularities in granting land on lease for construction of the Dharamshala cricket stadium.A bench of Justices A K Sikri, Ashok Bhushan and Ajay Rastogi said, “we allow the appeal. FIR registered is quashed”.Thakur, Dhumal and Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association had challenged the high court order refusing to quash the FIR registered during the then Vir Bhadra Singh government in the state.The top court had on July 18, asked Thakur and others to inform it whether they want to withdraw the case in wake of the state government’s decision to withdraw all prosecutions, which were political in nature.A bench of Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan was told by the counsel for Thakur and others that they want to argue the appeal filed against the Himachal Pradesh High Court order by which it had refused to quash the FIR lodged against them.When the bench, asked senior advocate P S Patwalia about the decision taken by the petitioners, he said, “We would like to argue the matter on merits”.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

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Honor 9X Pro specs may include four rear cameras and Kirin 810 chipset

first_imgHonor is expected to announce the Honor 9X series soon, although an exact date of launch is unknown. The upcoming series will most likely include a regular Honor 9X and an Honor 9X Pro model. Some rumoured specifications regarding the Honor 9X Pro have leaked out this week that suggest the smartphone will sport a quad camera setup, a large battery and could be the second phone to sport the new Kirin 810 chipset.According to a tipster on Twitter, the Honor 9X Pro will be powered by the new Kirin 810 mid-range chipset, which is set to replace the Kirin 710 SoC. The upcoming chipset is notable as it will be Huawei’s second 7nm-based processor after the Kirin 980 flagship processor. Huawei has already confirmed that the Kirin 810 chip will debut with the Huawei nova 5 on June 21. The Honor 9X Pro is set to be the second phone to rock the new Kirin processor.Rumored Honor 9X (pro) specs6.5″-6.7″ lcd screen ( guess)48 mp imx582 primary camera with 8 mp swa2mp macro and 2 mp depth20w fast charge4000mAh battery25mp front cam (punch hole possible)3d glass design#Honor9XProTeme () (@RODENT950) June 17, 2019The USP of the Honor 9X Pro will likely be the quad camera setup on the back that is said to include a 48MP Sony IMX582 primary sensor, which is the same sensor used on the Redmi K20. The IMX582 and IMX586 sensors are largely identical and will shoot true 48MP shots, with the only difference being that the former can only record videos in 4k 30fps while the Sony IMX586 can record videos in 4k at up to 60fps.advertisementThe quad camera setup is also said to include an 8MP super wide-angle camera and two 2MP sensors with one offering a macro lens and the other for depth sensing. The Honor 9X is also tipped to launch with an LCD display with a size between 6.5-inch to 6.7-inch. The tipster suggests that the display could have a hole-punch cutout to house a 25MP selfie camera. The Honor 9X Pro is said to house a large 4,000mAh battery with support for 20W fast charging.The rumoured specs, including the Kirin 810 chip and quad camera setup, seem to suggest that the Honor 9X Pro will be a rebranded Huawei nova 5. We should know more about the Honor 9X series as we approach its launch.ALSO READ | Huawei nova 5 to rock Kirin 810 chip, company’s second 7nm SoC after Kirin 980ALSO READ | Huawei Mate X launch delayed till September due to Galaxy Fold debaclelast_img read more

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10 months agoBarcelona boss Valverde: I’m as much a photographer as a coach

first_imgBarcelona boss Valverde: I’m as much a photographer as a coachby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveErnesto Valverde admits he regards himself as much as a photographer as a coach. The Barcelona trainer has spoken about how important it is for him to take advantage of the time he has to work with his cameras.”It’s clear that photography is a way to escape, but it’s not a hobby for me, it’s something very serious in my life,” he said to La Vanguardia.”When I was 17 years old, playing at Alaves, I was studying to get an industrial masters in electronics, a job that I never practiced.”At that time I liked to take photos but more as a hobby, until one day, with my first salary as a footballer, I asked a friend to bring me a camera from the Canary Islands.”It cost me 40,000 pesetas, I remember perfectly.”Valverde gets emotional when he talks about the various stages of picture taking.”That moment when you are in the laboratory and you smell acetic acid, a fixative, the developer that you have mixed yourself at home…” he continued.”You turn off the light inputs and you put the red light bulb on, you put the paper in the bucket and you see the image come out, that moment is amazing.”Though he is well known as an ex-football player and coach, Valverde defines himself as a photographer.”I am a trainer as well as a photographer,” he added.”I like to educate my eyes a lot by looking at books and I admire those photographers who have the patience to wait for good light and perfect a good frame.”I’m more immediate and visceral and I’m also nonconformist with my work.”I want my photos not to be very comfortable or friendly, I want my work to be different.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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India: Navgathi Marine Reveals New iOS Application …

first_imgzoom Navgathi Marine recently announced its new application in iOS platform “XShip Empirical”. This application opens a new performance management solution for the naval architect and design engineers of shipbuilding industry.XShip Empirical will ensure accurate design calculations with increased operational viability and performance. This application provides a complete list of empirical formulas. These are primarily derived from the statistical analysis and can be used in the early stages of ship design.Usually Naval experts have to refer a lot of Empirical formula’s to prepare ship design main particulars & hydrostatics. This application for naval architects will ensure ease in the revision & evaluation of the simple theoretical calculations. XShip tools help in the pre designing & fixing theoretical dimensions of the vessels.This application can be customized for the particular requirements of each user. XShip gives a quick response to the user’s requirement for simple evaluation & theoretical calculations. The excellent database prepared with utmost care make the application more reliable.Currently the application is available for free download in App store. As an extension to this application Navgathi will soon introduce XShip Resistance & XShip Propulsion. In addition, this application as well as other extensions will be launched in popular platforms like Android and Windows. Print  Close 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 My location Navgathi Marine, December 23, 2013last_img read more

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SHI Zvezda Shipbuilding Form a Joint Venture

first_imgzoom South Korean shipbuilding major Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has signed a term sheet with Russian counterpart Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex for the establishment of a joint venture (JV) aimed at managing construction projects of Arctic shuttle tankers.The joint venture will provide technical support for the construction of Arctic shuttle tankers at the Russian yard of various sizes ranging from 42,000 to 120,000 DWT.The tankers are intended to be used for the export of oil produced at the fields of Rosneft, as well as for other Russian and foreign producers.“Cooperation with Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) will facilitate the development of advanced shipbuilding technologies at Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex,” a statement from the company said.The joint venture is being set up as sections for four ice-class supply vessels are being laid at the yard together with the commissioning of a heavy outfitting dock.Separately, the joint venture of Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex and Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co., LLC Zvezda-Hyundai signed a contract with Lazurit Design Bureau for development of design documentation for building Aframax type tankers using gas engine fuel.Zvezda has also signed an agreement with the French Engineering Company Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) on technical evaluation of the company’s potential to build membrane systems for LNG storage with further acquisition of the GTT license for gas-carrier construction.This agreement was signed as a follow up of agreements reached in June 2017 at Saint-Petersburg International Economic Forum.Rendering of Zvezda Shipbuilding ComplexAs disclosed, the deal envisages technical assessment of the shipyard according to GTT standards and development of the action plan that will enable the shipbuilder to master the production of membrane type liquefied gas storage systems.“After training of staff responsible for implementation of the project, Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex will fabricate a full-scale model of GTT storage system and the French engineering company will be able to take a decision about providing the shipyard with certification,” the company said.Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex plans to launch production of gas carrier vessels as one of the priorities of the production program of the shipyard.The Russian shipbuilding firm is being created on the basis of the Zvezda Far Eastern Shipyard by a consortium of Rosneftegaz, Rosneft and Gazprombank.Once completed in 2018, the complex is planned to be able to construct tankers with a displacement of up to 350,000, DWT LNG carriers up to 250,000 cbm, ice class vessels, specialized vessels with a launch weight up to 29,000 tons, offshore platform units, and other types of ships.last_img read more

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Africa offtrack to meeting global antipoverty targets says Migiro

Presenting an update on sub-Saharan Africa’s progress towards obtaining the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – a set of global anti-poverty and development targets to be achieved by 2015 – Ms. Migiro said the summit of the Group of Eight (G8) industrialized nations, currently meeting in Heiligendamm, Germany, provides an opportunity for donor countries to lay out concrete timetables for how they will increase development assistance to African countries. Speaking to reporters in New York, she said the latest data compiled by the UN showed that “challenges remain daunting, yet progress is emerging.”The rise in extreme poverty – the number of people living on less than one dollar a day – has levelled off since 1999, primary school enrolment is increasing in countries like Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, and malaria control has been achieved in Niger, Togo and Zambia, Ms. Migiro noted.Among the challenges, she cited “shockingly high” maternal mortality rates, and the fact that the number of new HIV/AIDS cases is still rising faster than the rate at which new treatment is being offered. All of the challenges, she said, can be addressed using resources, skills and technologies that the international community has at its disposal, based on the commitments made by African Governments and the donor community alike.She added that recent experience has demonstrated that large-scale progress towards reaching the MDGs is possible through strong government leadership combined with adequate financial and technical support and market access opportunities from international partners.“While money will not solve everything,” added Guido Schmidt-Traub, head of the MDG Support Team at the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the lack of financing in Africa clearly contributes to a situation in which “the number of countries on track to achieving the MDGs is zero today.” 6 June 2007Despite faster growth and strengthened institutions, Africa remains off-track to meeting the world’s shared goals for fighting poverty in all its forms, Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro said today, urging international support for the continent. read more

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Delegates from Caribbean and Latin America visit Brock

Nadia Williamson, program manager for the International Scholarships Program at the Canadian Bureau for International Education, speaks at Brock.Representatives from 20 countries in the Caribbean and Latin America know more about Brock after a visit hosted by Brock International last week.More than 30 senior representatives visited Oct. 19 to strengthen and develop partnerships. The delegation, formally called the “Emerging Leaders in the Americas Collaboration Mission,” was led by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada and the Canadian Bureau for International Education.The group spent a few hours with Brock faculty and staff learning about each other and possibilities for collaboration. Brock has already established institutional partnerships with Universidad Pedagogica de El Salvador and Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Colombia, both of whom were represented.Brock has already welcomed 10 Emerging Leaders in the Americas (ELAP) scholarship students from Colombia, Mexico and The Bahamas since 2008. More will arrive next year.Delegates and Brock faculty listen to a welcome address by President Jack Lightstone. read more

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Literacy for all must stand at the heart of new sustainable development

This is the message of International Literacy Day 2015. The Day is celebrated every year on 8 September to “raise the flag for literacy as a human right, as a force for dignity, and as a foundation for cohesive societies and sustainable development,” said Irina Bokova, Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).In her remarks on the Day, Ms. Bokova said: “this message is especially vital this year, when States will adopt a new agenda for education and development to guide the next 15 years.”“Promoting literacy must stand at the heart of this new agenda,” she said. “By empowering individual women and men, literacy helps to advance sustainable development across the board – from better healthcare and food security to eradicating poverty and promoting decent work.”There has been progress across the world since 2000, Ms. Bokova said, “but steep challenges remain.”“Today, 757 million adults still lack basic literacy skills – two thirds are women,” she said, and the number of out-of-school children and adolescents is on the rise, standing at 124 million worldwide – while some 250 million children of primary school age are failing to master basic literacy skills even in schooling.“We cannot allow this to continue,” the UNESCO chief said.With 17 days to go before the UN Sustainable Development Summit, she said literacy is essential to reach the proposed sustainable development goal to promote “inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning for all.”In his message on the Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon agreed that literacy, a human right that empowers individuals and advances societies, is needed more than ever as the United Nations prepares to adopt a new global agenda for sustainable development.“Agenda 2030 is ambitious and transformative, aiming to eradicate poverty, reduce inequality and preserve our planet,” said the UN chief, adding that its adoption by world leaders later this month offers an opportunity to recommit to promoting literacy as part of our collective push for a life of dignity for all.Echoing Ms. Bokova, he said that more than 750 million adults in our world are illiterate. “All of these people, whatever their age, deserve the chance to learn to read. When we give them that opportunity, we will create more productive, stable and secure societies for all.”The main global celebration for the International Day is taking place at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, where a two-day event on Literacy and Sustainable Societies (8-9 September 2015) will be organized to prepare the ground for renewed literacy efforts by countries and partners. On 8 September, a ceremony will be held to award the 2015 UNESCO International Literacy Prizes. read more

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Brady Hoke talks Ohio StateMichigan rivalry on teleconference

It only took two minutes into Tuesday’s Big Ten teleconference for the Big Ten’s first representative, Michigan coach Brady Hoke, to receive his first question about the arrival of Ohio State’s new coach Urban Meyer and his thoughts on how Meyer will affect the rivalry. “Obviously you’ve got two storied programs who have a lot of great tradition and, as far as I know, it’s never been about the coaches, it’s always been about those two schools,” Hoke said. “The intensity of that whole week when you get ready to play each other, what a great game and a fun game it is to coach in and play in.” Michigan redshirt senior safety Jordan Kovacs resonated those feelings and said Meyer’s arrival should have a big impact on The Game. “Two of the best coaches in the nation are coaching these programs,” Kovacs said. “They’re recruiting better than anyone in the nation right now. Historically it’s a great rivalry … and I think it’s going to take that next step and be an elite rivalry for these next few years.” Hoke appears to have coached his players on how to reference the Buckeyes in conversation. Kovacs wouldn’t say the word “State” in Ohio State when he further elaborated on his feelings of the rivalry. “It’s always a big game, it’s the Michigan-Ohio game and it’s a big game every year. We’re going to be really excited about it and we can’t wait to get down there,” Kovacs said. Michigan is coming off their best season since 2006 after going 11-2 in Hoke’s inaugural season last year, including an overtime victory in the Sugar Bowl against Virginia Tech, and the team’s first win against OSU after losing seven consecutive games to the Buckeyes. But it was still a failure of a season for Hoke, Kovacs said. “The thing is, people want to say we set the bar really high last year,” Kovacs said. “But at the end of the day, one of the things that Coach Hoke really emphasizes, is that last year we failed. It wasn’t a successful season. Our mission every year is to win a Big Ten championship and we didn’t do that. Big Ten championships are the mindset that everyone on this team is about and at the end of the day, we didn’t get what we wanted, so that keeps us hungrier for next year.” Hoke said he is excited for his team to get back out onto the field this spring, but also said they have a long way to go. “On either side (of the ball) it’s not very good right now,” Hoke said. “I think the kids are working, they’re coming in here with energy and all those things. But the expectation levels of how physical we want to be as a football team, we’re not where we need to be. “I think the big consistency issues that are out there are us finishing and finishing well as we get through these next three practices. We’re a long way being from where we want to be in August, so there is a lot of work to be done.” Michigan is holding their annual spring game Saturday, but to Hoke, it’s just another practice. “It’s another chance for us to get better,” he said. “It’s a chance for our guys to be in that great stadium again and play in front of people, and also how some young guys handle those situations.” The game will be at noon Saturday and will be televised on the Big Ten Network. read more

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SC Magdeburg sack Frank Carstens – Jungandreas is a new coach

Second scalp of DKB Bundesliga’s coaches in just two weeks. After Velimir Petkovic in Goppingen, Frank Carstens is sacked by SC Magdeburg. The 8th place with 19 points after 18 matches in the season 2013/2014 haven’t been convincing for the club’s management who decided to replace the coach who was on the bench since 2010. Uwe Jungadreas will lead Gladiators until end of the season… frank carstenshandball coachSC Magdeburg ← Previous Story SCHOCK IN SKOPJE: Naumce Mojsovski out 6 months! Next Story → DANISH ENIGMA: Camila Dalby to replace … read more

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Woman dies in overnight Limerick City house fire

first_imgA WOMAN IN her 40s has died after a fire in Limerick City overnight.Limerick Fire Service were called to the fire at Daly Avenue’s in Janesboro at about 11.50 pm.The woman was pronounced dead at the scene and her body has been removed to University Hospital Limerick where a post-mortem will take place.Three fire brigade units spent about 90 minutes at the scene of the fire which has now been sealed off for a technical examination.Gardaí say they are conducting house-to-house inquires as part of their investigations but are not treating the fire as suspicious.Read: Four homes destroyed in Meath fire overnight >Read: This fire at a Waterford industrial estate took almost 24 hours to put out >last_img read more

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La Timeline de Facebook incompatible avec Internet Explorer 7

first_imgLa Timeline de Facebook incompatible avec Internet Explorer 7Depuis quelques semaines déjà, Facebook met progressivement en place une nouvelle timeline à la disposition de tous ses membres. Mais la nouvelle version du profil du réseau social n’est tout simplement pas compatible avec Internet Explorer 7.L’information, rapportée par ZDnet, explique que les utilisateurs d’IE7 sont, soit bloqués dans l’ancienne version du profil, soit sur une version de la Timeline mais qui elle, affiche de sérieux problèmes au niveau de l’affichage. À lire aussiL’effet terrible et inattendu de la 5G sur les insectesFacebook semble se servir de ce bug pour déclarer l’arrêt du support de la version d’Internet Explorer, sortie en octobre 2006. Facebook n’a pour le moment pas confirmé l’information. Mais l’annonce de l’arrêt du support n’aurait rien d’étonnant : d’autres firmes, comme Google avec Gmail ou Google Docs et Agenda, ont déjà arrêté leur partenariat avec internet explorer 7. La vétusté d’Internet Explorer 7 semble de plus en plus flagrante au vu des difficultés qu’il rencontre à intégrer des éléments web dont cette nouvelle charte graphique et fonctionnalité de Facebook. Face à ce constat, Microsoft a décidé de forcer les mises à jour du navigateur par défaut de Vista vers la version 9, plus en adéquation avec les contenus actuels du Web.Le 3 janvier 2012 à 21:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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LAllemagne confirme linterdiction des salons de bronzage aux mineurs

first_imgL’Allemagne confirme l’interdiction des salons de bronzage aux mineursJeudi, la Cour constitutionnelle allemande a confirmé l’interdiction faite aux mineurs de fréquenter les salons de bronzage. La loi a été mise en place en 2009. Les mineurs allemands n’auront toujours pas accès aux salons de bronzage. La Cour constitutionnelle du pays vient en effet tout juste de rendre son verdict concernant plusieurs plaintes qui avait été déposée. Depuis une loi mise en place en 2009, les jeunes allemands de moins de 18 ans n’ont plus le droit d’aller se faire bronzer dans les salons. Une mesure qui s’inscrit dans le cadre de la prévention des cancers de la peau et qui a été décidée après qu’une étude de l’association allemande Krebshilfe (Aide contre le cancer) a révélé un résultat préoccupant. À lire aussiDes souris noires devenues blanches éclairent sur les mécanismes du mélanomeSelon celle-ci, le risque de développer la maladie augmenterait de 75% chez les personnes qui s’exposent régulièrement aux rayons des cabines avant 30 ans. D’où la décision de l’Allemagne qui a, comme on peut l’imaginer, largement déplu aux gérants de salons qui ont même déposé plainte. Une plainte qui s’est ajouté à celle d’une adolescente de 17 ans qui estimait ses droits fondamentaux violés. Toutefois, la Cour constitutionnelle a aujourd’hui décidé de rejeter les deux plaintes, estimant que la question de santé publique soulevée par le gouvernement suffisait à justifier cette interdiction.Elle a également rappelé que la législation sur la protection de la jeunesse prévoit spécifiquement de protéger les mineurs contre leur mise en danger par eux-mêmes. De même, les arguments des parents de l’adolescente, qui voyaient leur autorité parentale atteinte par la loi, puisqu’ils n’avaient plus le droit d’autoriser leur fille à se rendre dans ces salons, ont donc également été repoussés, précise l’AFP.Malgré cette interdiction, l’Allemagne reste l’un des principaux marchés européens du bronzage artificiel, avec 3.500 salons dédiés et 50.000 cabines en tout, si l’on ajoute celles présentes dans les piscines, les centre de fitness et les hôtels. Le 20 janvier 2012 à 17:44 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Washougal woman accused in dogs death

first_imgA Washougal woman appeared in Clark County Superior Court on Friday after allegedly letting her dog starve and freeze to death in a garage.Melissa M. Stevens, 37, appeared on suspicion of first-degree animal cruelty in the death of her 6-year-old male pit bull, Frantic.According to an affidavit of probable cause, Stevens’ mother, Debra Mattila, called 911 on Jan. 6 after finding the dog malnourished and frozen to death in the shop of the attached garage of a house in the 500 block of K Street.Mattila told law enforcement and animal control officers that she had been asking Stevens about the condition of Frantic. Stevens reportedly told Mattila that she had been feeding the dog, providing him with a heat source and checking on him, the affidavit states.Court records say that Frantic was kept locked up in the shop on a cold cement floor, covered with urine and feces, in 20-degree temperatures.The dog was last seen healthy and of normal weight in mid-November by another family member. Stevens allegedly told officers that Frantic wouldn’t gain weight due to an illness he had suffered the year before. She said, “He ate all the time.” Another family member said she fed the dog that morning and he was fine then, and the heater was on, according to court documents.last_img read more

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Mad Magazine as you now know it will soon cease to exist

first_img If the rumors are true and MAD Magazine is shutting down, it’s a shame and also an important reminder-Support satireSupport artSupport artistsotherwise they fade away.#MADMagazine pic.twitter.com/TEW9gzvh9N— Jim Zub (@JimZub) July 4, 2019 I’m upset Mad Magazine is ending because Mad TV already ended. Now Mad is no longer a part of my life. I pride myself on being a bit of a smartass like Alfred E. Neuman. I guess this is just another reason to hate DC Comics. #MADmagazine— Dr. Stranger (@DrLorenzoLL) July 4, 2019 DC Comics If I had followed my own advice about not being on twitter before going to sleep___I would be none the wiser___for one more sleep. RIP @MADmagazine #madmagazine pic.twitter.com/eYGm20X3ds— Linda Kahle (@lindakahle2) July 4, 2019 “Seeing Mad close down hurts, especially during a morbidly depressing year for cartoonists and the comics industry in general. And my heart goes out to the Usual Gang freelancers,” Dorkin added. “As institutions go, Mad had an amazing run. It helped breed smart-ass cynical stupid-smart humor, pop-culture drenched, dealing, using, shrugging. When it accepted advertising part of it died. When it left NYC, it’s identity warped. These things happen, like death & cancellations,” Dorkin concluded. DC Comics confirmed to CNET that Mad Magazine will stop being available for sale on newsstands after issue #9 in August. Starting with issue #10, Mad Magazine will only be available via subscription and direct markets. In addition, issues after #10 will only feature reprints of classic Mad articles and comics, but with brand-new covers. Mad Magazine will still publish its annual year-end issue, as well as the occasional books and special editions.Fans have already started paying tribute to Mad Magazine on social media. “This hits right in the childhood,” one wrote. Wrote another, “Jeez. Whenever you think it can’t get worse, it does.” RIP #MADMagazine, which is ending after 67 years. Thanks for all the laughs. pic.twitter.com/GtmOtGhb46— Cartoon Brew (@cartoonbrew) July 4, 2019 Tags Today won’t end. Goodbye, MAD Magazine. As a youngster I was a huge fan of the 70’s era, as a young adult I rediscovered the 50’s comics, as an old nerd I somehow became a contributor (often working w/@colorkitten) for the last decade +. Getting the e-mail today was crushing.— Evan Dorkin (@evandorkin) July 4, 2019 #RIP #MADmagazine https://t.co/NQTw3zF4mt— Michael Hughes (@mobilesworking) July 4, 2019 I don’t feel bad for myself, we were discussing new work but nothing set or soon. We had a good run. Seeing MAD close down hurts, especially during a morbidly depressing year for cartoonists and the comics industry in general. And my heart goes out to the Usual Gang freelancers.— Evan Dorkin (@evandorkin) July 4, 2019 Share your voice An entire generation of comedians whose comedy was my first brush with subversive humor, political satire, gallows humor and the very American tradition of treating nothing as kosher when it comes to humor — can trace back their love and inspiration for comedy to #MADMagazine.— Love of Cinema (@loveofcinemasf8) July 4, 2019center_img Kinda sad to learn that#MADMagazine will cease circulation after almost 70 years. It was a part of my childhood. This, Cracked and Dynamite Magazine. pic.twitter.com/5BocdBL9U3— Michelle Medford (@MichTMedford) July 4, 2019 Jeez. Whenever you think it can’t get worse. It does. #MADmagazine— companion to owls (@companiontoowls) July 4, 2019 Comments Originally published June 3, 9:02 p.m. PT. Update, 10:16 p.m. PT: Adds comment from DC Comics.  That hits right in the childhood #MadMagazine https://t.co/USzM6HmJqp— Mona 👸🏽 (@Shopaholic_918) July 4, 2019 4 “Today won’t end. Goodbye, Mad Magazine,” contributor Dorkin tweeted. “As a youngster I was a huge fan of the 70’s era, as a young adult I rediscovered the 50’s comics, as an old nerd I somehow became a contributor for the last decade +. Getting the e-mail today was crushing.” Over the years, Mad Magazine parodied popular series like Game of Thrones. DC Entertainment Mad Magazine mascot Alfred E. Neuman is famous for saying, “What? Me worry?” But the iconic character now has real cause for concern as it’s the end of a comedy magazine with a legacy spanning almost 70 years. As reported by CNET’s sister site Comicbook.com on Wednesday, the popular satirical magazine now published by DC Comics will cease to exist in its current format by the end of the year. Mad Magazine, which launched in 1952 at EC Comics, is best known for its celebrity and political satire, adult humor and whimsical comics. Contributors David DeGrand and Evan Dorkin took to Twitter on Wednesday to comment.”I need to clarify the MAD rumors: MAD isn’t shutting down but is only leaving the newsstand and will be sold to the direct market,” DeGrand tweeted on Wednesday evening. “The best thing to do is buy MAD and support it as much as possible, it’s not going away!” Comics If #MADMagazine ceasing publication isn’t one of the first signs of the apocalypse, it darn well SHOULD be. 😳https://t.co/1jcPTM7Tuh— Sean McDevitt (@smcdevitt2011) July 4, 2019last_img read more

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Govt reevaluating 5 stake sale in ONGC

first_imgThe central government is re-evaluating a five percent stake sale in Oil and Natural Gas Company (ONGC) since the company will not have to bear any part of the subsidy burden. The stake sale is expected to take place in the third quarter of the present financial year.The cabinet approved the divestment. However, at current prices, the stake sell could fetch the government about Rs 11,000 crore. If the divestment plans go through, the government’s shareholding in the oil company will be reduced to 63.93 percent, thus moving the firm closer to its divestment target of raising Rs 56,000 crore, the Financial Express reported.The ONGC stock closed at Rs 247.50 on Tuesday, down 1.20 percent from its previous close on the Bombay Stock Exchange. While Rs 36,000 crore can be earned from stake sale in public sector undertaking, another Rs 20,500 crore will be raised from strategic divestment.Two years ago, road shows were held in some cities overseas but the proposed issue did not garner response from investors who were concerned about the subsidy to be borne by the company, FE added. So far, the government has raised Rs 3,183 crore during the financial year 2016-17 through divestments in NHPC and sale of shares in Indian Oil and NTPC to their employees.In July, it was reported that ONGC would have to shell out additional royalty payments amounting to $1 billion. The BJP government passed an order stating that the state-owned oil explorers ONGC and Oil India would have to pay royalty to crude oil-producing states such as Assam, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu.last_img read more