Gin Kings-Bolts return duel set

first_imgSol Mercado of Ginebra (right) boxes out Moala Tautuaa of TNT for the rebound during Game 4 of their Final Four series on Sunday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum. —AUGUST DELA CRUZBarangay Ginebra hardly capitalized on the early ejection of Glen Rice Jr.Luckily for the Gin Kings, Justin Brownlee was there to bail them out.ADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president View comments The KaTropa tried to make do with the handicap as they worked hard to protect a double-digit advantage that even went as high as 18 at one point.But Rice’s shoes were too big to fill and his absence was eventually felt by TNT.The Bolts are practically the same team as last year except for one significant piece in the puzzle: former national team standout Ranidel De Ocampo.“Getting a player of his caliber was a big lift for us,” said Meralco coach Norman Black of the 13-year veteran De Ocampo, who was traded by TNT in a multiplayer, three-team deal in early September.GINEBRA 115 – TNT 105GINEBRA 115—Brownlee 46, Tenorio 25, Slaughter 21, Mercado 11, Aguilar 6, Ferrer 4, Caguioa 2, Thompson 0, Devance 0.TNT 105—Rosario 28, Castro 26, Pogoy 14, Semerad 12, Williams 10, Tautuaa 9, Reyes 4, Rice Jr. 2, Golla 0, Carey 0, Nuyles 0, Hernandez 0, Seigle 0.Quarters: 32-41, 52-66, 80-86, 115-105 Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Adamson, FEU dispute finals slot LATEST STORIES BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight MOST READ Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brownlee fired on all cylinders and scored a career-high 46 points as the Kings ended their semifinal showdown with the TNT KaTropa, 115-105, on Sunday night in the PBA Governors’ Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The defending champion Gin Kings forged a championship rematch with the Meralco Bolts, who booked a finals spot on Friday with a sweep of the Star Hotshots.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutFinishing off the KaTropa in four games of their best-of-five series (3-1) wasn’t an easy task though after they had to spring back from an 18-point hole to carve out the win.But something happened at the halftime dugout that motivated the Gin Kings. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary “It was (Robert) Jaworski,” said Brownlee. “He gave us a lot of motivation and reminded us of that never-say-die attitude.”With Ginebra’s “Living Legend” cheering at ringside, Brownlee banged in 28 of his points in the second half and LA Tenorio bombed TNT with threes and finished with 25 points.“It’s gonna be a fight,” said Brownlee in anticipation of his duel with Meralco’s Allen Durham, the reigning best import. “They’ll be ready, we’ll be ready and I can’t wait to play them.”Rice was sent to the dugout late in the first quarter with the KaTropa ahead by 10, to the delight of the Ginebra faithful.Kevin Ferrer’s physicality apparently got into Rice, who pushed Ferrer and threw the ball at the Ginebra wingman’s face in a dead-ball situation, 1:41 left in the opening quarter.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Lionel Messi receives 5th Golden Shoe award for Europe’s top scorer

first_imgLATEST STORIES Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PSL Finals: F2 Logistics deals Petron its first loss, forces do-or-die Game 3 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue MOST READ FC Barcelona’s forward Lionel Messi during their La Liga soccer match between Levante UD and FC Barcelona at Ciutat de Valencia stadium in Valencia, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018.(AP Photo/Jose Miguel Fernandez de Velasco)BARCELONA, Spain — Lionel Messi received his record fifth Golden Shoe award on Tuesday for leading all of Europe’s soccer leagues in scoring last season.Messi’s fifth win breaks the tie he had with Cristiano Ronaldo.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 TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening The 31-year-old Messi is Barcelona’s all-time leading scorer. The club credits him with 572 goals in 655 games.The Golden Shoe is awarded by European Sports Media, an association of European sports newspapers and magazines.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Messi scored 34 goals in the Spanish league last season to lead Barcelona to the title. Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah was the second leading scorer of Europe’s domestic leagues with 32 goals in England.Messi also won the award in 2009-10 (34 goals), 2011-12 (50), 2012-13 (46) and 2016-17 (37).FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefThe Argentina forward currently leads Europe’s top leagues with 14 goals this season.“I love football, but when I started I didn’t expect all this. My dream was to be a professional player,” Messi said. “This is thanks to the hard work and effort I have put in, and above all to my teammates. I have the best players in the world at their positions playing beside me.” View commentslast_img read more

Moto G5S, Moto G5S Plus with all-metal body, improved cameras launched in India starting at Rs 13,999

first_imgLenovo owned Motorola has launched the Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus in India at an event in New Delhi. Dubbed as ‘Special Editions’, both smartphones are updated versions of the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus which were announced at MWC 2017 back in February.The Moto G5S and G5S Plus come with bigger displays, an all metal design and improved cameras and carry the tagline – “More Metal. More Battery. Made for More.”The Moto G5S Plus is available in only one variant – with 64GB of internal storage and 4GB of RAM for Rs 15,999. The phone will be going on sale tonight at 11:59 PM exclusively via Amazon India. It will also be available via Motorola’s offline retail store Moto Hub.The Moto G5S on the other hand has been priced at Rs 13,999 and comes with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The Moto G5S goes on sale tonight at 11:59PM. It will be available across all leading retail outlets as well as from Motorola’s offline store Moto Hub. It will also be available from Amazon India.The Moto G5S Plus and G5S come with bigger displays as compared to their 6-month old predecessors. The G5S Plus features a 5.5-inch fullHD display as compared to the 5.2-inch display on the G5 Plus while the G5S comes with a 5.2-inch fullHD display as compared to the 5-inch display on the G5.When it comes to design, both Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus are made entirely out of metal. This is a big step up from their predecessors which featured a plastic-metal hybrid chassis with a metal back plate and plastic on the sides, top and bottom. Both smartphones come with rounded edges, a curved back, a fingerprint sensor, a round camera unit and antenna bands on the top and bottom of the rear panel.The Moto G5S Plus is powered by the Snapdragon 625 processor paired with the Adreno 506 GPU, 3/4GB of RAM and a 3,000mAh battery with TurboCharge support. It comes with 32/64GB of internal storage expandable via a micro SD card (of up to 128GB).advertisementThe Moto G5S in has comparatively moderate specs on board – it comes with the Snapdragon 430 processor, 4GB of RAM, a 3,000mAh battery with Turbo Charge support and 32GB of internal storage expandable via a microSD card slot (of up to 128GB).Both the Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus have received substantial upgrades when it comes to optics. The Moto G5S comes with an all new 16MP camera at the rear with phase detection auto focus, an aperture of f/2.0 and an LED flash. On the front, there is an 5MP wide-angle sensor with an LED flash which will make the smartphone an attractive proposition for selfie lovers.Also Read: Moto G5 review: Pure Android Nougat saves the day for itThe Moto G5S Plus comes with a dual camera setup at the rear making it the first Moto branded device in India with two cameras at the back. The two 13MP sensors have an aperture of f/2.0 and work together to offer features such as selective focus, background replacement and selective black and white colouring. The rear camera setup can also record video in 4K resolution. On the front, the G5S Plus comes with an 8MP wide-angle front camera with an LED flash.Motorola is also offering some launch offers with the Moto G5S Plus to entice early buyers. Customers will get an extra Rs 1,000 on exchanging their old Moto phone, the opportunity to buy Moto Sports headphones that originally retail for Rs 1599 for just Rs 599, 80 per cent off on e-books (up to Rs 300) on the Amazon Kindle app and No Cost EMI on all credit cards. Jio users will also get 50GB of additional 4G data.last_img read more

10 months agoMolde chief Neerland: We couldn’t block Solskjaer moving to Man Utd

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Molde chief Neerland: We couldn’t block Solskjaer moving to Man Utdby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveMolde management admit they were blindsided by Manchester United’s move for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Solskjaer, who signed a new deal as manager of Norwegian club Molde earlier this month, was appointed interim boss until the end of the season on Wednesday.Molde managing director Oystein Neerland said they were called by United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward on Tuesday and both he and Solskjaer “didn’t see it coming.””I think it is double sided,” Neerland told BBC Sport.”On one hand, Molde lose their manager for the next months who had just agreed a new three-year contract. On the other hand, Molde will not get in the way of such an opportunity.”When the biggest club in the world call and ask to borrow your manager from a club the size of Molde, you have to say yes.”Solskjaer has been dreaming about this. It is no longer a dream.” last_img read more

Video: Georgia Basketball Ran A Football Play For Quarterback Recruit Jacob Eason, It Didn’t Go Well

first_imgAn aerial view of Kentucky players on Georgia's basketball court.ATHENS, GA – MARCH 03: Aaron Harrison #2, Andrew Harrison #5, Willie Cauley-Stein #15, Karl-Anthony Towns #12 and Tyler Ulis #3 of the Kentucky Wildcats rush down the court to get back on defense against the Georgia Bulldogs at Stegeman Coliseum on March 3, 2015 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Georgia locked up five-star quarterback commit Jacob Eason during his official visit, and the entire athletic department tried to do its part to ensure that he would stick with his commitment. Head basketball coach Mark Fox tweeted out video from last weekend, when Eason was on campus, of his team proving that it needs a quarterback. The basketball team runs a play, and a deep ball almost leads to disaster for one receiver. We tried to show a certain recruit we needed a QB at practice last weekend… pic.twitter.com/2GeANJrP0e— Mark Fox (@coachmarkfox) December 16, 2015The hedges at Sanford Stadium are probably a bit more forgiving than that wall, and they’re not so dangerously close to the end zone. We’re not sure if Eason, who we can’t quite identify in the blurry video, was impressed with the display, but he re-upped with the Dawgs either way.last_img read more

Letter containing suspicious white powder sent to Trumps envoy in Ottawa

first_imgOTTAWA – Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is offering supportive words for U.S. Ambassador Kelly Craft after a suspicious white powder was found in an envelope addressed to the American embassy in Ottawa.Following a meeting with Craft on Friday, Freeland condemned the “wholly unacceptable threat made against her.”“She does an essential and difficult job and Canada respects her service,” Freeland wrote on Twitter.The U.S. Embassy in Ottawa called police Thursday after the letter was discovered by staff at an off-site mail-screening facility. Employees followed standard security protocols and tests on the substance eventually determined it wasn’t harmful, an embassy spokesperson said.“The envelope was addressed the Embassy of the United States and it did have the ambassador’s name on it,” the U.S. Embassy said.“We really can’t provide any further details about what was in the envelope because the incident is under investigation.”The spokesperson declined to confirm whether the letter contained threats to U.S. officials, including the ambassador.The incident involving U.S. President Donald Trump’s envoy to Canada comes amid heightened tensions between the two countries.The escalating Canada-U.S. dispute has resulted in stalled trade talks, the imposition of tariffs and even a public, personal attack directed at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau by Trump and his top advisers.Last weekend, Trump took the highly unusual step of criticizing Trudeau on Twitter after his departure from the G7 summit in La Malbaie, Que.The president grew angry with Trudeau after the prime minister reiterated during a closing news conference that Canada intended to impose countermeasures on some American goods in retaliation for “insulting” tariffs imposed by Trump against Canadian steel and aluminum imports.Trudeau has taken issue with the fact the tariffs were applied on the premise that Canada poses a national security threat to the U.S. Therefore, he used the word “insulting” several times in recent weeks to describe Trump’s duties.Trump called Trudeau’s G7 remarks “very dishonest” and “weak,” among other things. And a day later, two of his top aides piled on during TV interviews.Chief trade adviser Peter Navarro said there’s “a special place in hell” for Trudeau and anyone else who negotiates in “bad faith” with Trump. And chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow accused Trudeau of betrayal and of stabbing Trump in the back.Trump infuriated his G7 allies recently by slapping them with the hefty tariffs on steel and aluminum, a move that prompted Canada and the European Union to threaten duties of their own.The U.S. has also threatened to introduce more tariffs that would affect Canada’s economy — this time on automobiles.Follow @AndyBlatchford on Twitterlast_img read more

Push to end bullet train in 2020 could signal GOP strategy

first_imgSACRAMENTO, Calif. – Worried they would lack big-name candidates at the top of the ticket this November, California Republicans turned to a ballot measure that would eliminate a recent gas tax increase in hopes of exciting conservatives and ensuring they show up to support lower-profile legislative and congressional candidates.A potential similar strategy for 2020 emerged Tuesday, when a conservative radio host who is the public face behind this year’s gas tax initiative announced he will pursue another measure — this one eliminating the state’s beleaguered high-speed rail project.Though it’s a presidential election year, California is overwhelmingly Democratic and a Republican hasn’t won the state since 2006.Early phases of construction have begun on the train meant to take passengers between Los Angeles and San Francisco in less than three hours. But the $77 billion project championed by Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown and his supporters has seen costs spike and the completion date pushed back.“This is a colossal failure of these politicians, and you don’t want to throw good money after bad,” said Carl DeMaio, a former San Diego city councilman who now hosts a radio show.The 2020 initiative also would change the state Constitution to require all fees related to transportation — from the gas tax to taxes on vehicle sales and car insurance — be spent only on transportation-related projects. Those dollars could not go to the general fund.It’s backed by DeMaio and others behind Proposition 6, which will ask voters this November if they want to repeal a 12-cent gas tax hike and increases in vehicle registration fees approved by lawmakers last year.Proposition 6 was funded in part by California’s Republican congressional delegation, including Kevin McCarthy, the No. 2 Republican in the U.S. House who is seeking to replace Paul Ryan as speaker. It was an unusual intervention by elected U.S. officials in a state political campaign.They gave their support when it looked possible that no Republican would be in the races for governor and U.S. Senate this November. Republicans feared that would depress turnout among conservatives and allow Democrats to win close contests down the ballot, potentially giving them control of the U.S. House.They dodged that scenario, however, when Republican businessman John Cox snagged the second position in California’s gubernatorial primary, in which the top two finishers advance to the general election regardless of party. The U.S. Senate race has two Democrats and no Republicans.In 2020, California will have neither a Senate nor governor’s race on the ballot.“I have to believe that it’s an issue that’s being used because Trump doesn’t generate turnout, doesn’t generate excitement in California,” said Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a public policy professor at the University of Southern California, said of the latest initiative.Thad Kousser, chairman of the political science department at University of California, San Diego, said he’s skeptical ballot measures can tip an election.“I don’t think there’s any state initiative — and certainly not these — that’s going to make people more motivated to turn out than their view of whether they are loving or hating President Trump,” he said.California’s high-speed rail project has become politically fraught. A poll conducted in March by the Public Policy Institute of California found tepid support for rail and overwhelming opposition among Republicans.Forty-six per cent of likely voters said they support the project, with 52 per cent opposed. Among Republicans, just 28 per cent supported it, with 69 per cent opposed. Independents were evenly split, while two-thirds of Democrats supported it.DeMaio said his proposals have nothing to do with driving Republican turnout and predicted conservative voters will be motivated regardless.“I think turnout’s going to be healthy in 2020,” DeMaio said. “I don’t think there’s a turnout problem.”Voters approved roughly $10 billion in bonds in 2008 to construct the high-speed train. It was supposed to cost about $40 billion.Now, the cost has ballooned to an expected $77 billion, with the completion date pushed to 2033.Construction is underway in the state’s Central Valley agricultural heartland, but officials don’t have enough money to complete the first phase from Bakersfield to San Francisco. The project has between $20 billion and $28 billion in hand.Its funding comes from the bonds, federal dollars and revenue from the state’s cap-and-trade program that requires businesses to buy credits to emit greenhouse gases.The proposed ballot measure would halt funding for high-speed rail, force the state to cease activities on it and use any unspent bond money to retire the debt. The federal money has already been spent.Some Democratic lawmakers have grown frustrated by the problems with California’s largest single infrastructure project.Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate, said he supports it but is concerned about its financing. Cox, the GOP candidate, says he would kill the project.___Associated Press writer Kathleen Ronayne contributed.last_img read more

Three nabbed for robbing cab driver

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi Police on Sunday arrested three men and apprehended one juvenile near Sanyog Vihar for robbing a cab driver at gunpoint in the wee hours of Saturday morning. One of the accused, Jasveer (24) was a driver with an online ride-hailing service and was fired because of inappropriate behaviour. Police claim the robbery was planned as a means to exact revenge for his dismissal.According to police, Jasveer booked a cab from the same company he used to work at through an old SIM card around 2 am. He then boarded the cab with the three others accused in the case. A few minutes after, Gurpreet (19), who was in the passenger seat of the vehicle forcefully stopped the cab and pointed a country-made pistol at him. The four youth robbed the driver of all his valuables, including Rs 3,000 in cash, a Bluetooth speaker and his mobile phone. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderAccording to the driver, who made the PCR call following the robbery, the assailants tried to grab the car keys as well, but they broke the key sensor in the process and fled. Special Staff from Dwarka apprehended the accused within a day by developing leads through confidential informants in the area and a cursory check revealed the third accused as one Akash (22) and the fourth person involved in the robbery as a juvenile male. Gurpreet, Jasveer, and Akash were caught in a trap by the Special Staff team and were found to be riding a motorcycle with fake number plates. Background checks into the accused revealed that Gurpreet was previously arrested in connection with a murder and spent some time in prison. Interrogation of the three accused further revealed that the four had decided to rob a cab to celebrate Jasveer’s girlfriend’s birthday with whatever they could steal.last_img read more

Womens Basketball Ohio State wins fourth straight with 6150 victory against Wisconsin

Ohio State guard Carmen Grande (1) dribbles the ball up the court in the second half of the game against Indiana on Jan. 10. Ohio State won 55-50. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorThe Ohio State women’s basketball team (14-12, 10-7 Big Ten) continued its hot streak, winning 10 of its past 14 games, with a 61-50 win against Wisconsin(13-16, 4-13). Thursday’s game saw four players score 10 points or more, with redshirt senior guard Carmen Grande leading the way for Ohio State. Her 17 points along with three rebounds and five assists were key in giving the Buckeyes a substantial lead for most of the game. Also getting in on the action were freshman guard Janai Crooms, redshirt senior guard Carly Santoro and freshman forward Dorka Juhasz, who combined for 32 of the team’s 61 points. Crooms was hot early on helping the Buckeyes get off to an early lead in the first quarter. She was 4-of-8 from the field for 11 points to go with six rebounds. Moving into the second quarter, Santoro and Juhasz stepped up to take control of the game and get a 13-point lead heading into halftime. Santoro scored 11 points with two rebounds and two assists. Juhasz had a double-double with 10 points and 14 rebounds to contribute not only on the offensive side, but also being a key figure on the defensive side as well. Wisconsin could never quite get it going on the offensive side early on, but senior forward Marsha Howard kept the Badgers in the game with a 15-point performance along with seven rebounds and two assists. The second half was a bit of different story, as a 10-point Wisconsin run in the third quarter cut an 18-point Ohio State lead back down to a single-digit game. However, the Buckeyes countered with a nine-point run of their own to take a firm hold of the game again. Despite a nine-point run by Wisconsin in the fourth quarter, Ohio State burned enough clock to limit Wisconsin’s options. The Badgers were forced to foul to stay in the game, and the Buckeyes made enough free throws to get away with the win. The Buckeyes will close out the regular season with a rematch against Rutgers on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center. read more

Nice Balotelli wants to stay

first_imgPresident Jean-Pierre Rivere has said that “Mario Balotelli expressed his wish to stay at Nice,”.Balotelli was expected to join Marseille this summer, but the move fell through.The Italian forward even had a medical with Marseille and refused to report for pre-season training with Nice.Nice club president has said that talks with Balotelli have gone well and that he will be staying at the club. Football Italia reports.“After last night’s meeting, we gave each other 24 hours to reach a decision. In the end, Mario Balotelli expressed his wish to stay at Nice,” Rivere said.“The situation is very simple. We had a player who was approached. There were some very big offers coming from China, but the player turned them down.Mario BalotelliCorini tells Balotelli to “raise his game” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 According to the Brescia coach, Mario Balotelli “needs to raise his game if he wants to face Juventus” as his team is set to host Bologna.“He was upset we were not playing in the Champions League this season and was approached by Marseille. They worked hard on him, but in the end, he decided to stay and we are very happy with that.“At the start of July, Marseille called to find out if Balotelli had a release clause. I said we had a gentlemen’s agreement to let him go for €4-5m if we failed to qualify for the Champions League. There was no offer for a month, then they finally stepped forward with a proposal of €5m plus Cabella on loan.“Another offer was that we had to buy Cabella for €5m in return for them paying €2.5m for Balotelli. After that, we couldn’t possibly negotiate. It was time to put an end to the whole thing.“All I know is, if they had offered €4m, then Balotelli would’ve left. This soap opera dragged on for two-and-a-half months. I can justify Balotelli not attending pre-season training because, in his mind, he was leaving.“The situation became more complicated and today Mario is fully involved in the Nice project, otherwise he wouldn’t be with us.”last_img read more

Immobile We put in a great performance

first_imgCiro Immobile was buzzing after helping his side Lazio to overcome SPAL in what he deemed as a great all round performanceImmobile bagged a brace in the 4-1 demolition of SPAL after a 3-0 home defeat to Inter, as the battle for fourth place hots up.“We put in a great performance, as we had to react after that ugly game against Inter. We must continue like this, as positive results boost confidence and our position in the table,” the striker told Football Italia.“The criticism was understandable, as people expect a lot from this team and we showed signs of maturity with our victory.Ciro Immobile, ItalyCiro Immobile relieved to end Italy goal-drought Andrew Smyth – September 9, 2019 Striker Ciro Immobile was a relieved man after finally ending his two-year Italy goal-drought during Sunday’s 2-1 win over Finland.“It pushes us up the table and keeps us on track, but the important thing is to keep a close eye on ourselves rather than the other teams.“I want to dedicate the goals to my wife, who always follows me, even on away games, and to tell her that I love her very much.”Up next for Lazio is a clash with Marseille in the Europa League.last_img read more

Troopers End Holiday Enforcement Campaign With 754 Citations

first_imgAdditional officers were on the road during the holidays to discourage Alaskans from participating in ‘risky’ behaviors like driving while under the influence and speeding. Tim Despain, Spokesman with the Troopers:“There are certain times of the year, including the holiday season, that there tends to be more people traveling and attending parties. Certainly there can be an increase in impaired drivers on the road.”  – 39 misdemeanor DUI arrests, 0 felony DUI Arrests– 13 drivers charged with driving with a suspended or revoked license–  64 REDDIs reported with 15 drivers contacted and ultimately determined not to be DUI– 212 damage only crashes, 18 injury crashes, & 2 fatal collisions were investigated by troopers– Of the 754 citations issued, 253 were issued for speeding and 12 issued for seatbelt or other occupant restraint violations Other highlights from this year’s patrols: Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska State Troopers issued 754 citations during their Holiday Enforcement Campaign, which ran from December 13th, 2018, through January 2nd, 2019.last_img read more

Wilmington OBITUARIES Week of July 8 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are the obituaries published on Wilmington Apple during the week of July 8, 2018:Lived In Wilmington At Time Of Passing:NonePreviously Lived In Wilmington:Philip F. Denner, Jr., 93Ralph Dixon Knight, 75Worked In/Volunteered In/Connected To Wilmington:NoneLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington OBITUARIES (Week of July 21, 2019)In “Obituaries”Wilmington OBITUARIES (Week of July 14, 2019)In “Obituaries”Wilmington OBITUARIES (Week of July 28, 2019)In “Obituaries”last_img read more

Wilmington High School Sports Schedule Week of February 3 2019

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington High School Varsity Sports Schedule (Week of January 31)In “Sports”Wilmington High School Varsity Sports Schedule (Week of February 7)In “Sports”Wilmington High School Varsity Sports Schedule (Week of February 14)In “Sports” WILMINGTON, MA — Below is the Wilmington High School Sports Schedule for the week of February 3, 2019.Sunday, February 3 Monday, February 4Tuesday, February 5Wednesday, February 6Thursday, February 7No GamesFriday, February 8Saturday, February 9(NOTE: The above information is from Big Teams.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Thank You To Our Sponsor:last_img read more

In Fraud Trial Lawyer For Carlos Uresti Claims Senators Ignorance Of Business

first_img Share Robin Jerstad for The Texas TribuneState Sen. Carlos Uresti, D-San Antonio, arrives at the federal courthouse in San Antonio on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2017.The criminal case against Democratic state Sen. Carlos Uresti, Assistant U.S. Attorney Joe Blackwell told jurors Monday morning, was “birthed in loss” — but it ended with both “loss and profit.” The prosecutor said the losses were suffered by Denise Cantu, whose son and daughter were killed in a 2010 car wreck that would ultimately, with Uresti’s legal representation, win her a substantial wrongful death settlement. And the profit, Blackwell said, also came at her expense, when she lost the bulk of $900,000 she invested at Uresti’s recommendation with FourWinds Logistics, a now-defunct frac-sand company where Uresti worked as general counsel and owned 1 percent of shares. The largest question looming in the federal felony case against the San Antonio senator is whether he was aware of the Ponzi scheme that effectively robbed Cantu and a slate of other large-stake investors. Blackwell alleged in opening arguments that Uresti used his reputation and prominent position to lend credibility to the fraudulent scheme. Defense attorneys claim that Uresti didn’t know about FourWinds’ shady dealings.“There’s not a question of fraud in this case,” defense attorney Michael McCrum said. “Fraud did happen. People pled guilty to it. But the people on the outside didn’t know about it. That’s why we’re here.”Three FourWinds employees, including Chief Operating Officer Shannon Smith, entered into plea deals in 2016 and are expected to testify for the government starting Tuesday. And FourWinds CEO Stanley Bates, co-defendant with Uresti, unexpectedly pleaded guilty to eight felony charges earlier this month.Lawyers on both sides argued for about four hours Monday to a jury warned several times by U.S. District Judge David Ezra to disregard widespread media reports on the case. The courtroom was packed with Uresti’s family, so full in the morning that would-be spectators — including Uresti’s father – were at first turned away. Flanked by his defense attorneys, the senator listened attentively throughout, his face always directed toward the jury. Uresti’s co-defendant Bates was in dire financial straits when he launched FourWinds, which purported to sell sand to fracking companies. Prosecutors said Bates and his associates falsified bank statements, in one instance claiming there was nearly $19 million in an account of under $100,000, to assuage skeptical investors.Still, prosecutors argued, potential investors remained wary of the relatively unknown company. Enter Uresti, a veteran state legislator, a reputable local lawyer and a member of a San Antonio family so prominent that its name calls out to drivers several times on stretches of nearby highway.“Uresti had something Stan Bates didn’t — a well-known name, respected attorney, state senator,” Blackwell said. “He was someone that could bring credibility to FourWinds.”That reputation helped lock in hesitant investors, and that, along with Uresti’s personal relationship with Cantu — he denies her claim that the relationship was sexual — secured millions in investments for the fraudulent company, prosecutors alleged. Investors were told that their money was being used to purchase sand, which would be sold at a markup to oil companies, prosecutors said. In fact, according to the prosecution, FourWinds leadership used it to pay themselves and to cover extravagant personal expenses.Uresti’s lawyers did not deny on Monday that Uresti’s reputation lent credibility to a sketchy operation. But, they insisted, Uresti was never aware that the business didn’t merit that credibility.“Senator Uresti never asked to look at the books,” McCrum said. “The evidence is going to show that he had no idea what was going on with the books.”Uresti’s defense team hammered home the point that Uresti should be presumed innocent, acknowledging that jurors might carry biases against politicians. His 11 felony charges could carry decades in prison, as well as millions of dollars in fines. And if convicted, Uresti would lose his long-held seat in the Texas Legislature, though he could continue to serve during the appeals process.The trial is expected to continue for about three weeks in San Antonio.Uresti is also set for a May trial in a separate bribery case. Indictments for that case, as well as the fraud case currently being heard, were both handed down in May 2017 after a February FBI raid of Uresti’s law offices.The senator has also been accused of sexual harassment at the Texas Capitol, charges he emphatically denies. Those allegations will not be permissible evidence in court, the judge ruled last week. last_img read more

Louisville Baseball Continues Excellence in Classroom

first_imgOverall, 33 student-athletes amassed a 3.0 GPA or better during the spring semester, with 16 members on the Dean’s List. The span of 16 straight semesters with a team GPA of 3.0 or better coincides with unparalleled success on the field for Louisville, which has three College World Series appearances, five NCAA Super Regional berths, seven NCAA Regional bids and seven conference championships during those eight seasons. Louisville baseball wrapped up the spring semester with a cumulative team grade point average of 3.32 to mark its 16th consecutive semester with a 3.0 or higher. Five members of the Louisville baseball program earned their undergraduate degrees from UofL at the conclusion of the semester. Current players Bryan Hoeing, J.D. Mundt, Zeke Pinkham and Pat Rumoro, along with bullpen catcher Gabe Burchell received their bachelor’s degrees. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – While the seventh-ranked Louisville baseball team has been experiencing great success on the diamond, the Cardinals have also excelled in the classroom.center_img Story Links FOLLOWING THE CARDINALS ON SOCIAL MEDIAFans can follow Louisville baseball on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram at @LouisvilleBSB. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Look your best this puja with perfect makeup

first_imgWant to look your best during the time of festivities? Opt for HD (high definition) make-up products, emerald green eyeshadow and soft coral lip shades, suggest experts. Make-up experts have listed few make-up tips:Base: After the application of primer or BB crème, it’s time to apply high definition silicon base. The presence of minute crystal particle makes the skin glowing and gives an even finish. It gives an illusion effect to your make-up and makes you look scintillating even in the presence of lights. In order to look natural, HD make-up is suggested. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfEyes: Accentuate eyes with eye shadows shades like charcoal brown, deep bronze and smoky black. If your skin tone is brown, then emphasise your eyes with a shade of emerald green. Put on some sparkling metallic shades like bronze, gun-metal grey or even gold, in keeping with the festive spirit. Contour: Try with a dark brown shade of blusher on the edges of your nose – over the chin to camouflage your double-chin and endow your face with a chiselled look this festive season Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveLips: Go light on the lips with soft corals. On the flip side, if you are a fan of darker colours, orange and deep red is the key for that contemporary bold and traditional look at the same time. If your eye make-up is dark, let the lip make-up remain light and vice-versa.Hairstyle: The flowering bun is a really trendy option, all you have to do is make a simple knotted bun behind your head. Decorate it with a flower like sunflower or dahlia on the side or something as basic and elegant as a gajra. The flower should cover at least half of your bun. Or if you want to avoid any of the floral made-ups, accessorise your hair bun with hair accessories like kundan pins, delicate kundan work chains to hold your bun.You could also go for a fish braid, messy bun, side braid or any other braid-style to be the limelight of the ccasion.Nails: Splashing a few poppy hues of neon shades onto them. Hot pinks, luminous reds, poppy oranges, gleaming greens, brilliant yellow are some of the nail paints you could experiment with.Beauty spots: Pujas are the occasion probably in which black dots/bindis can be flaunted with innate grace. These dots add a dash of girly charm when drawn in a proper manner on chin, corners of the eyes or forehead.last_img read more

Troye Sivan confirms new song Bloom is about receptive gay sex

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… — diana (@blueforhim) May 3, 2018 Troye Sivan just confirmed his new song Bloom is about receptive gay sex. Fandom: It’s about flowers?Troye: #BopsBoutBottoming pic.twitter.com/cTC6VBSlev— Michelle (@shawnciprianop) May 3, 2018 GAYSTARNEWS- eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) …it’s about “flowers”We see what you did there @troyesivan #BLOOM #BopsBoutBottoming pic.twitter.com/2bV41RWoKB— Logan Skinner (@logieskinner) May 3, 2018 #bopsboutbottoming is this the name of the album !! @troyesivan pic.twitter.com/04ipfFCv99— jorja ◟̽◞̽ (@ilysbaylee) May 3, 2018 Troye Sivan new song Bloom. | Photo: Troye Sivan / Instagram Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/troye-sivan-confirms-new-song-bloom-is-about-bottoming/ we love an honest bottom that’s open about bottoming ! #BopsBoutBottoming— jorja ◟̽◞̽ (@ilysbaylee) May 3, 2018 When the song and accompanying video dropped online last night (2 May), the Aussie pop prince tweeted: ‘Bloom is out everywhere now.’But it’s a now-deleted tweet that’s got everyone talking.Two minutes after he tweeted about trending number one worldwide, Sivan then tweeted the hash tag: ‘Bops Bout Bottoming’It then began trending on Twitter and people went wild for it.#BopsBoutBottomingBut for some reason, Sivan deleted the tweet. That didn’t stop people from taking screenshots before he did though.5.2.18 – Troye tweets #BopsBoutBottoming and the internet is saved pic.twitter.com/MyMOwj55OM— #BopsBoutBottoming // (@pjmtroye) May 3, 2018The lyrics read: ‘Take a trip into my garden, I’ve got so much to show ya’ and ‘Tell me right before it goes down, Promise me you’ll hold my hand if I get scared now. Might tell you to take a second, baby, slow it down.’Many people also said if you swap the word ‘Bloom’ for ‘Bottom’, it totally makes sense.Then the hilarious jokes started.See also the best reactions to the release of the song.20GAYTEEN IS AT ITS PRIME WITH THE BEST TOP 2 TRENDING TOPICS #BLOOM #BopsBoutBottoming @troyesivan pic.twitter.com/d3kCB6DxsG Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us .last_img read more

Progressive Web AMPs Combining Progressive Wep Apps and AMP

first_imgModern day web development is getting harder. Users are looking for relentless, responsive and reliable browsing. They want faster results and richer experiences. In addition to this, Modern apps need to be designed so as to support a large number of ecosystems from mobile web, desktop web, Native ioS, Native Android, Instant articles etc. Every new technology which launches has its own USP. The need for today is combining the features of the various popular mobile tech in the market and reaping their benefits as a combination. Acknowledging the standalones In a study by google it was found that “53% of mobile site visits are abandoned if pages take longer than 3 seconds to load.” This calls for making page loads faster and effortless. A cure for this illness is in the form of AMP or Accelerated Mobile Pages, the brainwork of Google and Twitter. They are blazingly fast web pages purely meant for readability and speed. Essentially they are HTML, most of CSS, but no JavaScript. So heavy duty things such as images are not loaded until they are scrolled into view. In AMPs, links are pre-rendered before you click on them. This is made possible using the AMP caching infrastructure. It automatically caches and calls on the content to be displayed atop the AMP and that is why it feels instant. Because the developers almost never write JavaScript, it leads to a cheap, yet fairly interactive deployment model. However, AMPs are useful for a narrow range of content. They have limited functionality. Users, on the other hand, are also looking for reliability and engagement. This called for the development of what is known as Progressive web apps. Proposed by Google in 2015, PWAs combine the best of mobile and web applications to offer users an enriching experience. Think of Progressive web apps as a website that acts and feels like a complete app. Once the user starts exploring the app within the browser, it progressively becomes smarter, faster and makes user experience richer.  Application Shell Architecture and Service Workers are two core drivers that enable PWA to offer speed and functionality. Key benefits that PWA offers over traditional mobile sites include push notifications, highly responsive UI, all types of hardware access which includes access to camera & microphones, and low data usage to name a few. The concoction: PWA + AMP AMPs are fast and easy to deploy. PWAs are engaging and reliable. AMPs are effortless, more retentive and instant. PWAs supports dynamic content, provides push notifications and web manifests. AMPs work on user acquisition. PWAs enhance user experiences. They seemingly work perfectly well on different levels. But users want to Start quick and Stay quick. They want the content they view to make the first hop blazingly fast, but then provide richer pages by amazing reliability and engagement. This called for combining the features of both into one and this was how Progressive web AMPs was born. PWAMP, as the developers call it, combines the capabilities of native app ecosystem with the reach of the mobile Web. Let us look at how exactly it functions and does the needful. The Best of Both Worlds: Reaping benefits of both AMPs fall back when you have dynamic content. Lack of JavaScript means dynamic functionality such as Payments, or push notifications are unavailable. PWA, on the other hand, can never be as fast as an AMP on the first click. Progressive Web AMPs combines the best features of both by making the first click super fast and then rendering subsequent PWA pages/content. So AMP opens a webpage in the blink of an eye with zero time lag and then the subsequent swift transition to PWA leads to beautiful results with dynamic functionalities. So it starts fast and builds up as users browse further. Now, this merger is made possible using three different ways. AMP as PWA: AMP pages in combination with PWA features This involves enabling PWA features in AMP pages. The user clicks on the link, it boots up fast and you see an AMP page which loads from the AMP cache. On clicking subsequent links, the user moves away from AMP cache to the site’s domain(origin). The website continues using the AMP library, but because it is supported on origin now, service workers become active, making it possible to prompt users (by web manifests) to install a PWA version of their website for a progressive experience. AMP to PWA: AMP pages utilized for a smooth transition to PWA features In PWAs the service workers and app shells kick in only after the second step. Hence AMPs can be a perfect entry point for your apps whereas the user discovers content at fast rates with AMP pages, the service worker of the PWA installs in the background and the user is instantly upgraded to PWA in subsequent clicks which can add push notifications, add reminders, web manifests etc. So basically the next click is also going to be instant. AMP in PWA: AMP as a data source for PWA AMPs are easy and safe to embed. As they are self-contained units, they are easily embeddable in websites. Hence they can be utilized as a data source for PWAs.  AMPs make use of Shadow AMP, which can be introduced in your PWA. This AMP library, loads in the top level page. It can amplify the portions in the content as decided by the developer and connect to a whole load of documents for rendering them out. As the AMP library is compiled and loaded only once for, the entire PWA, it would, in turn, reduce backend implementations and client complexity. How are they used in the real world scenario: Shopping PWAMP offers a high engagement feature to the shoppers. Because AMP sites are automatically kept at the top by Google search engines, AMP attracts the customers to your sites by the faster discovery of the apps. The PWA keeps them thereby allowing a rich, immersive, and app-like shopping experience that keeps the shoppers engaged. Lancôme, the L’Oréal Paris cosmetics brand is soon combining AMP with their existing PWA. Their PWA had led to a 17% year over year increase in the mobile sales. With the addition of AMP, they aim to build lightweight mobile pages that load as fast as possible on smartphones to make the site faster and more engaging. Travel PWAMP features allow users to browse through a list of hotels which instantly loads up at the first click. The customer may then book a hotel of his choice in the subsequent click which upgrades him to the PWA experience. Wego, is a Singapore-based travel service. Its PWAMP has achieved a load time for new users at 1.6 seconds and 1 second for returning customers. This has helped to increase site visits by 26%, reduce bounce rates by 20% and increase conversions by 95%, since its launch. News and Media Progressive Web AMPs are also highly useful in the news apps. As the user engages with content using AMP, PWA downloads in the background creating frictionless, uninterrupted reading. Washington Post has come up with one such app where users can experience the Progressive Web App when reading an AMP article and clicking through to the PWA link when it appears in the menu. In addition, their PWA icon can be added to a user’s home screen through the phone’s browser. All the above examples showcase how the concoction proves to always be fast no matter what. Progressive Web AMPs are progressively enhanced with just one backend-the AMP to rule them all meaning that deploy targets are reduced considerably. So all ecosystems namely web, Android, and iOS are supported with just thin layers of extra code. Thus making them highly beneficial in cases of constrained engineering resources or reduced infrastructure complexity. In addition to this, Progressive Web AMPs are highly useful when a site has a lot of static content on individual pages, such as travel, media, news etc. All these statements assert the fact that PWAMP has the power to provide a full mobile web experience with an artful and strategic combination of the AMP and PWA technologies. To know more about how to build your own Progressive Web AMPs, you can visit the official developer’s website. Read Next: Top frameworks for building your Progressive Web Apps (PWA)5 reasons why your next app should be a PWA (progressive web app)Build powerful progressive web apps with Firebaselast_img read more

Air Transat ranks 1 airline on Forbes list Transat releases Product Showcase

first_img Share Wednesday, January 30, 2019 Posted by Travelweek Group MONTREAL — Air Transat has placed first among airlines in Forbes magazine’s annual list of Canada’s Best Employers.The company gained 18 positions in the overall ranking, rising from 69th in 2018 to 51st in 2019. Transat also ranked 13th in Quebec.“It’s a great honour to lead Canada’s airlines and be among the top 15 best employers in Quebec,” said Christophe Hennebelle, Tranat’s Vice-President, Human Resources and Corporate Affairs. “Whether it’s through our inspiring brand image that embodies the joy of vacations or our leadership in sustainable development, Transat provides a stimulating and diverse workplace that is a source of pride for our employees. They’re our best ambassadors and we thank them for contributing so much to the company’s reputation.”Forbes establishes its ranking of the country’s top employers based on a survey of 8,000 Canadians who work for some 1,500 private and public companies with more than 500 employees. Answers are given anonymously and without the involvement of employers.More news:  GLP Worldwide introduces first-ever Wellness programsIn other news, Transat has released the dates for its 2019 Product Showcase trade shows.The schedule is as follows:ONTARIO & NOVA SCOTIA:Toronto, ON – June 3London, ON – June 4Hamilton, ON – June 5Halifax, NS – June 6QUEBEC:North Montreal, Laval, QC – June 10South Montreal, Longueuil, QC – June 11Quebec City, QC – June 12WESTERN CANADA:Winnipeg, MB – June 17Calgary, AB – June 18Edmonton, AB – June 19Vancouver, BC – June 20A formal invite will be released in April.center_img Tags: Air Transat, Canada’s Best Employers, Forbes, Product Showcase Air Transat ranks #1 airline on Forbes list; Transat releases Product Showcase dates << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more