Canete makes good on promise to help save PH polo

first_imgPH water polo top scorer Roy Canete. Photo by Marc ReyesKUALA LUMPUR—Teodoro Roy Canete had to make a big decision to leave a lucrative job in Dubai to “help save” Philippine water polo.That started to pay off Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Thailand silences PH to advance to AVC semis Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul “In Singapore we didn’t get a medal (and went home without a win) I heard they are going to disband the team if we lose here now,” said Canete. “So I decided to help.”Head coach Rey Galang lavished praise on Canete for taking care of the offense while team captain and goalie Tani Gomez Jr., was in charge of defense.READ: SEA Games special siteAlso scoring for the Philippines were Mico Anota, Reynaldo Salonga Jr., and Mummar Alamara.“I think we are in a much better shape now than when I came back,” said Canete. “We just need to sustain this and remain focused.”ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’center_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ Cutting through the water with strong strokes and then rising for accurate shooting, Canete scored six points in the Philippines’ surprising 9-7 win over Thailand.Canete, a single parent with two teenaged boys, was working as a swimming instructor in Dubai for six years.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingREAD: PH opens SEAG bid on high note, nips Thailand in water poloBut last year, the team asked him to come back. Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters The Philippines also had a help from the bench from Hungarian coach Eggidy Gabor.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Nadal, Federer back at the top in 2017

first_imgCelebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Rafael Nadal, of Spain, reacts after beating Kevin Anderson, of South Africa, to win the men’s singles final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)NEW YORK — Who would have guessed at the start of 2017 that Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer would divvy up the year’s four Grand Slam titles?And who could possibly pretend to know what 2018 will bring for them?ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Nadal’s drought without so much as one appearance in a major semifinal had stretched to about 2½ years.By the end of the Australian Open, though, they were squaring off to decide the title.It was the pair’s ninth Grand Slam final against each other — it’s happened at least twice at each major except the U.S. Open, where they have never met — but first since the 2011 French Open.At the time, Nadal said Sunday, “I was surprised.”But he wasn’t taken aback by what he and Federer were able to do later in the year. It was clear — to Nadal, to everyone — that they were once again capable of being the dominant figures in their sport.“To come back and win all four Grand Slams was quite an achievement, regardless of how good they are. There is a lot of very tough competition,” said Kevin Anderson, the first-time major finalist who failed to put up too much of a fight in a 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 loss to the No. 1-ranked Nadal.“When they’re healthy, I think they have so many skills they can rely on. In addition to that is just the amount of experience they have had,” Anderson said. “Playing at this level, I think they feel very comfortable, and obviously they might get nervous, but just like anything, the more you do it, the more used to it you get.”It didn’t hurt that the three men who are next in the pecking order all had down years and injury issues: Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka. All missed the U.S. Open. All could return to contention for big prizes next year.Add in that trio’s major totals (Djokovic has 12, Murray and Wawrinka three apiece), and since the start of the 2005 French Open, the top five men have won 49 of the past 51 Grand Slam championships.Still, after all this time, there are still two who stand alone at the top: Rafa and Roger. LA loves the Olympics, even though they’re 11 years away As of Monday, they are ranked 1-2 .Federer began this season at No. 16, having missed the last half while letting his back and left knee heal.Nadal was No. 9, having pulled out after the second round of the French Open and skipped Wimbledon entirely because of an injured left wrist.“When you get (an) injury,” Nadal said, “then (it) seems like the season is a disaster.”Federer began 2017 having gone 4½ years without a Grand Slam title.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side By the time Nadal was biting the handle of the U.S. Open trophy on Sunday night , his usual way of celebrating a tournament victory, he had raised his career Grand Slam championship count to 16: three at Flushing Meadows, an unprecedented 10 at the French Open (including this June, shortly after turning 31), two at Wimbledon and one at the Australian Open.That moved him back within three of Federer, whose 19 is the record among men: an unprecedented eight at the All England Club (including in July, shortly before turning 36), five at the U.S. Open, four at the Australian Open (including in January) and one at Roland Garros.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“Of course, (it’s) something difficult to imagine, eight months ago or nine months ago, that we will be winning two Grand Slams each,” Nadal said. “But here we are.”Indeed, in January, it sure appeared that the two greats of the game had left their best days behind. Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul 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 MOST READ “There is just two things that probably we share — that is passion for what we are doing, passion for tennis , passion for the competition,” Nadal said, “and the spirit of improvement all the time.”The question was put to him Sunday night: How important is it for you to catch Federer in the race for most Grand Slam titles?“I really never thought much about that. I just do my way. He does his way,” Nadal responded. “Let’s see when we finish, no?”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

BCCI chief, secretary to frame plans to arrest India’s slide

first_imgThe BCCI decided to chart out the future course of action of Team India.Stung by India ‘s humiliating defeats in the first three Tests against England , the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday decided that the president and the secretary should chart out the team’s future course of action.The BCCI working committee that met here at the Cricket Centre in Wankhede, discussed India’s performance in the ongoing series, where there were dislodged from the top spot in Tests by England.”The series was discussed extensively at the working committee meeting. The members felt that president (Shashank Manohar) and secretary (N. Srinivasan) should decide the team’s future course of action to arrest the slide,” a top official of the working committee told IANS.This was the last meeting of the working committee chaired by Manohar, who will hand over the reins to president-elect N. Srinivasan.Among other issues discussed, the BCCI decided that a former cricketer can be eligible to become a national selector after five years of retirement instead of 10 years. The BCCI took the decision to increase the pool of probable candidates for selectors.”We have several cricketers who can become good selectors. But we are not able to rope them in because we have to wait for 10 years. Now we will we have a wider pool of eligible candidates to become national selectors,” the official said.It was also decided that subsidies to state associations from television rights should be raised from existing Rs.23 crore to Rs.27 crore.The working committee is also looking into a request by Kochi IPL franchise to shift their base from Kochi to Ahmedabad.BCCI Secretary and President-elect Srinivasan said in a statement: “The Accounts for the year 2010-11 were approved at the meeting. It was also decided that the 83rd Annual General Meeting of the Board will be held on 19th and 20th September 2011 at the Cricket Centre, Mumbai.”advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgInzamam also quipped that kids in Pakistan still idolise Inzamam also quipped that kids in Pakistan still idolise the likes of Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis, and not many want to become a batsman. “We are still surviving with raw talent but that doesnt mean that we should not try to improve our system. The youngsters still want to be like Wasim, Waqar, Shoaib or Imran. Not many want to be like me,” he said drawing laughter from the audience. West Indies all-arounder Dwayne Bravo, who also spoke at the event, said he will miss playing for the now suspended Chennai Super Kings in the IPL. While showing his popular dance moves, Bravo further revealed that he never saw Dhoni dancing at CSK. “I have never seen Dhoni dancing to be honest. Jadeja (Ravindra), Suresh (Raina) are good dancers. Dhoni likes to play video games in the hotel room after the game,” said Bravo. PTI BS AH AHlast_img read more

Leander Paes finds the last piece of the puzzle

first_imgLeander Paes is a content man. Having won his 18th grand slam title and with it a long due mixed doubles career grand slam, the tennis icon is a picture of satisfaction.In an exclusive chat with India Today after his win in Paris, Leander said, “This is the one grand slam that was missing from my showcase and to complete it after so many years after the men’s career grand slam has made it a full career.”But that’s not all. Leander and partner Martina Hingis together have now won all four slams as a team as well, remarkably in just 18 months of their partnership. “Yes Martina and I were playing for this earlier in the week. We kept talking about it that we have only been playing for less than two years and to win three last year was magical.””It’s not easy playing a match like this against friends. Martina and Sania are partners. I have played with Sania also and won Asian Games medal. So it’s not easy but at the end of the day tennis is a professional sport. You give your absolute best. Unfortunately one person has to lose.”Last time they got the better of us at the Australian Open. This time we won in the final. Who knows how many more matches we are going play against each other again? But in my perspective, India is the winner. If Sania and I can keep playing finals like this with our respective partners, India is the better of it.”advertisementTwo weeks short of his 43rd birthday, Leander shows no signs of slowing down. In what has been a tough year, both personally and professionally, he kept his focus on a turn around. Asked what keeps him going after having won all slams in both men’s and mixed, and with an Olympic medal to boot, he said, “I play for passion. My fans have been great over the last two decades and it’s fun everytime I go out. Even today one guy called out ‘c’mon old man’ and it’s so fun and humurous. So for all those forty something’s out there I just want prove that age I just a number. That’s my motivation.”last_img read more

We salute Wing Commander Abhinandan’s courage: BCCI acting president CK Khanna

first_imgThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) acting president CK Khanna welcomed Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman’s return to the country and appreciated his courageous efforts towards the nation.”We salute Wing Commander Abhinandan. You have become integral part of each and every family of this country. BCCI salutes your courage and we believe that coming generations will take inspiration from you. Big thanks to Abhinandan. I wish him good luck and all the blessings for his future life,” Khanna conveyed a message to Abhinandan through ANI.Minutes after Abhinandan crossed the border and was received by Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Indian Army, the BCCI posted a special message for him on their official Twitter handle with the IAF pilot’s name engraved on Team India jersey.Welcoming the pilot, the BCCI tweeted: “#WelcomeHomeAbhinandan You rule the skies and you rule our hearts. Your courage and dignity will inspire generations to come #TeamIndia.”On Wednesday, Wing Commander Abhinandan, while flying the MiG 21 Bison, was chasing Pakistani F-16 fighters, which had transgressed into the Indian airspace, and in the process, his plane crossed over to Pakistani side and was shot down. He ejected safely but was taken into custody by the Pakistan Army upon landing. Before his plane was shot, he had hit a Pakistani F-16.On March 1, wearing blue blazer and grey khaki’ trouser, he crossed over into India from Attari-Wagah border at 9:20 pm. He was handed over by the Pakistan Rangers to the BSF following paperwork.advertisementWing Commander Abhinandan was accompanied by an officer of the Pakistan Foreign Office and Indian Defence Attaché Group Captain Joy Thomas Kurien.Also Read | Virat Kohli salutes real hero Wing Commander Abhinandan: I bow down to youAlso Read | #WelcomeBackAbhinandan: Indian sports stars cheer as air warrior returns homelast_img read more

Mourinho explains decision to sub Ibra

first_imgManchester United Mourinho explains Ibra sub in Burnley draw Harry West Last updated 1 year ago 18:10 12/27/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Man Utd Getty Manchester United Premier League José Mourinho Zlatan Ibrahimović Manchester United v Burnley The Sweden international’s first start of the season was curtailed at half-time, and the Portuguese has explained why Jose Mourinho has explained the reasons for his double substitution against Burnley, which curtailed Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s first Premier League start of the season at half-time.Manchester United found themselves 2-0 down to Sean Dyche’s side at Old Trafford on Tuesday, Ashley Barnes’ close-range finish and Steven Defour’s stunning free-kick putting the Clarets in control at the break.Ibrahimovic, making his first league start since April, was replaced at the interval along with Marcos Rojo as Mourinho sent on Jesse Lingard and Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The changes paid off as Lingard struck twice – his second goal arriving in stoppage time – to rescue a point for United and Mourinho revealed his thinking behind hauling off Ibrahimovic and replacing him with a more mobile forward.”It’s a bad result for us. We are never happy with a draw – especially in a match where we are so dominant.”Jose’s post-match verdict: — Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 26, 2017 “[It] was tactical, play only with one central defender. We know that they don’t normally have the ball, they just play direct,” he said.”So really in the line-up, play one against one, [Phil] Jones was a risk Jones accepted, [Nemanja] Matic was there just to bring the ball from totally free positions, so he was bringing lots of balls into midfield.”And then instead of more positional players like Zlatan and [Romelu] Lukaku, we decided to go with Mkhitaryan, Lingard and [Juan] Mata all three trying to play in these areas behind Lukaku and we can say we had some success.”I still think with so many balls in important areas, lots of crosses, good crosses, low crosses, we didn’t attack all these balls well, and also not lucky with the rebounds, so I’m happy with the effort, the personality, the feeling of we didn’t lose but of course we lost two points.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Zidane: Vazquez and Asensio key to Real Madrid

first_imgReal Madrid Vazquez and Asensio important to Madrid, says Zidane Dom Farrell Last updated 1 year ago 06:52 2/22/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Real Madrid Primera División Leganés v Real Madrid Leganés Zinédine Zidane Gareth Bale Videos Some fans are keen to see more of the two young stars but their coach insists he is well aware of the duo’s qualities Zinedine Zidane insisted Lucas Vazquez and Marco Asensio are vitally important players to the Real Madrid cause.Vazquez scored Madrid’s 11th-minute equaliser and Asensio worked tirelessly in attack and defence in Wednesday’s 3-1 win at Leganes, which moves the reigning champions up to third in La Liga.The Spain international duo came to the fore as Cristiano Ronaldo was given the match off and Gareth Bale was rested on the bench, only heightening the perception that they arguably deserve more than the status of mere understudies in a squad punching below their weight this season. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “I think they have always been important for me, I’m glad for Lucas because he deserves it,” Zidane told a post-match news conference.”He fought before the game. He was not well, he played a great game like Asensio, everybody in general, and [Mateo] Kovacic. He has played a lot lately and he has done great.”We want to continue. We have had complicated moments and we have to take advantage to continue.”There are a group of 25 players here, they know it’s difficult. What matters is that they are very good and they show that when they have to play.” Four wins on the spin…— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) February 21, 2018Such depth allowed Zidane to give Bale a lighter workload and he conceded the Wales international’s injury woes over the past year must remain a consideration.”I’m happy with him, we have to go little by little with him,” he added.”What we want is for him to hit his best and we’re getting there.”We’ll look at the matches that are coming up next and at how we’re going to manage them.”We are good and in good form and I am counting on all my players.”last_img read more

Toivonen sends Victory top

first_imgTwo goals from Ola Toivonen sent Melbourne Victory top of the A-League with a 2-1 win at Western Sydney Wanderers on Saturday.The Swede scored in each half, either side of a penalty from Alexander Baumjohann, to give the visitors all three points at ANZ Stadium and put them back above Sydney FC on goal difference.Lawrence Thomas made two fine saves to deny Wanderers a first-half breakthrough before Toivonen netted just before the break, combining with James Troisi before slotting home to become the first Victory player to score in five consecutive A-League games. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Baumjohann deservedly drew Wanderers level from the spot 74 minutes in after being tripped by Storm Roux, and only a brilliant goal-line clearance from Leigh Broxham denied them a 2-1 lead.Just as the game looked to be heading for a draw, Toivonen was on hand to bundle Troisi’s deflected cross from the right into the net, with Thomas tipping Nick Fitzgerald’s late shot onto the post to deny the home side a point.In the earlier match, 10-man Wellington Phoenix survived an onslaught to claim a 0-0 draw away to Adelaide United.A sluggish first half came to life after the break when Mandi was sent off for kicking out at Vince Lia in the 68th minute.United attempted 32 shots at goal but somehow failed to find the net, meaning they remain level with Mark Rudan’s side on 16 points from 11 games.FT | A point each after a feisty contest. @AdelaideUnited couldn’t make the breakthrough against a 10-man @WgtnPhoenixFC. #ALeague #ADLvWEL #SummerOfHeroes— Hyundai A-League (@ALeague) January 5, 2019last_img read more

Queens Counsel Appointments Announced

first_img James Gregg, Halifax J. Patrick Morris, Bridgewater M. Louise Campbell, Guysborough Robert Sampson, Sydney Peter Darling, Halifax Paul Radford, Halifax Margaret Shears, Halifax G. Douglas Sealy, Dartmouth John Fitzpatrick, Dartmouth Jean Dewolfe, Kentville Jocelyn Campbell, Halifax John Kulik, Halifax Daniel Graham, Halifax Thilairani (Tilly) Pillay, Halifax “I am pleased to acknowledge these individuals for their achievements in the legal profession and for their personal contributions to their communities,” added Mr. Clarke. “This important designation recognizes the accomplishments and leadership of these exemplary professionals.” Recommendations for Q.C. appointments are made to cabinet by an 11-member advisory committee. Eligibility criteria for Queen’s counsel appointments include: professional integrity; outstanding contributions to the practice of law; an exceptional contribution through teaching or continuing legal education; demonstration of exceptional qualities of leadership in the profession; or engaging in activities of a public or charitable nature in such a way as to raise the esteem in which the legal profession is held by the public. Fourteen recipients of the prestigious Queen’s Counsel (Q.C.) designation were announced today, Feb. 8, by Justice Minister and Attorney General Cecil Clarke. “A well-functioning justice system is a key element of any democratic society,” said Mr. Clarke. “Dedicated members of the legal profession play a crucial role in ensuring our collective well-being.” The appointees are:last_img read more

Long weekend gas prices

Good news for those planning on taking a road trip this Canada Day long weekend. Petroleum analysts say there won’t be much of a hike on prices at the pump.However gas is already $0.25 per litre more than it was at this time last year.A sunny long weekend means many will be looking to hit the road, but don’t wait until the end of the work week to fill up.According to petroleum analyst Dan McTeague there’s a strategic way to fill up, “My best advice would be for motorists not to buy gas on a Friday. That tends to be the time when we see gas stations restore their 10 to 12 cent retail margins. So fill up on Thursday, or Saturday/Sunday.”McTeauge also says, “It’s the 10 to 12 cents of flexibility that retailers have that might jump to the top end. Something that usually happens on a Friday before a long weekend. Another tip and fill up in the evening.”As a rule of thumb it has always been a case of minimum 2 cents a litre drop after 6 p.m. with many stations dropping 6 or 7 cents a litre.CAA says the roads will be busy this weekend, with those looking for a mini vacation.“Ontario is the number one destination for road trips, the maritimes are also very popular and New York state, so staying close to home.”Representatives at CAA say the high gas prices this summer don’t seem to be stopping many from going on road trips, but drivers are looking for ways to be more fuel efficient.Its also important do to things like check your air tire pressure, not use too much air conditioning.If you are really want to be a stickler about saving gas some of the most common hacks found on the internet include parking in the shade. Apparently gas evaporates much faster in the sun, even if your gas cap is tightly screwed on.Ditch the heels, platforms make it difficult to tell how hard you’re pressing on the gas pedal.And if you really want to save as many drop as you can, plan a trip with only right turns. That way you wont be idling at stop lights. read more

PODCAST actress Gillian Anderson presents film at UN on human trafficking

In the latest episode of the UN Radio podcast series The Lid is On, Ms. Anderson – best-known for her role in television’s X-Files – said the project is a shining example of the impact film can have.“When I started working on this I had no idea what the truth of the situation as it stands right now globally, the amount of children that are trafficked, the amount of humans that are trafficked into slavery, I was completely naïve about it and I was also shocked by the degree of my naivety as somebody who is quite active in various organizations and charities and has been for many years,” Ms. Anderson told UN Radio producer Matthew Wells.She added that combating sex trafficking of young women and girls has now become her number one priority when it comes to advocacy.“The message is bigger than the film itself,” she insisted. “Getting involved with the campaign around the film and seeing the impact that the right kind of campaigning can have on a movement and a broader conversation and a degree of activism is really remarkable and quite unique, and very inspiring.”The podcast also features an interview with a 19-year-old trafficking survivor from the United States, as well as with the film’s director Jeffrey Brown. read more

Mens Soccer Buckeyes head home to take on Northwestern trip to Ann

Ohio State men’s soccer head coach Brian Maisonneuve watches the Buckeyes play in the first half of the game against the University of South Florida on Sept. 7, 2018. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorComing off a 3-1 defeat at Penn State to open its Big Ten schedule, the Ohio State men’s soccer team (1-5-1) returns home to take on Northwestern on Friday. The Buckeyes have scored goals in consecutive games, following a three-game scoreless drought and will need the momentum to continue against a tough Northwestern squad.Ohio State’s first year head coach Brian Maisonneuve said Northwestern’s depth is a major concern.“They got it rolling. They’re organized, they’re talented, they’ve got some new pieces,” Maisonneuve said. “Some of the freshmen stepped up and are doing a really nice job, and then they’ve got a lot of returners, so they’ve got some experience.” The Wildcats (4-2-1) are anchored by solid play in all facets of the game. Sophomore goalkeeper Miha Miskovic owns a 0.67 goals against average this season, which is good for 28th best in the nation. On the offensive end, the Wildcats are led by senior midfielder Camden Buescher and freshman midfielder Bardia Kimiavi. Buescher has scored three goals, while Kimiavi has scored two. Four other Wildcats have also scored this season. “They’re playing some really good soccer right now, so it’s definitely going to be a challenge,” Maisonneuve said. Maisonneuve also said that while the goals are starting to come, he doesn’t like that they gave up three goals the last time out and says his team will need to tighten things up defensively. “We were creating chances the whole year, sometimes it just takes a little bit to find the back of the net,” Maisonneuve said. “A lot of times when you have a new group, new tactics and just everything’s brand new, we’re looking at five weeks now, sometimes that final piece is the goal-scoring piece.”Friday’s match comes just days ahead of a trip to Ann Arbor to take onl Michigan. Redshirt senior midfielder Brady Blackwell knows that they cannot look past Northwestern, and they will have to take things day by day, game by game if they want to be successful. “Northwestern’s a good team, they’ve got some good wins this season, so right now we’re looking to build off Friday and take that into Michigan,” Blackwell said. “If we can get a good win on Friday, that’ll give us a lot of momentum going into Ann Arbor.” The Buckeyes will have to excel in all areas of the game on Friday if they want to knock off Northwestern to claim their second victory of the season. Friday’s game is scheduled at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium for a 7:30 p.m. start. Following Friday night’s match, the Buckeyes will travel to face No. 21 Michigan on Tuesday. read more

Moins manger pour vivre plus longtemps Une étude relance le débat

first_imgMoins manger pour vivre plus longtemps ? Une étude relance le débatLes macaques rhésus qui mangent ce qu’ils veulent ont une mortalité deux fois plus élevée que ceux qui sont mis à la diète. L’effet du contrôle des calories varie selon la situation de départ, mais reste bénéfique pour la santé de ces primates.Le régime singe va-t-il détrôner toutes les méthodes à la mode ? Une nouvelle étude publiée dans la revue Nature montre que les singes rhésus dont l’apport en calories est diminué de 30% vivent plus longtemps que ceux qui peuvent se nourrir comme ils veulent. Une étude assez proche n’avait auparavant pas montré de différence, ce qui alimente la controverse.Ces résultats ont été tirés d’une expérience débutée en 1989 dans le Wisconsin. Deux groupes de 38 macaques rhésus ont été séparés. Tous les singes pouvaient manger ce qu’ils voulaient au début. Les premiers ont ensuite pu continuer, tandis que les autres ont été rationnés avec un tiers de calories en moins.Au cours de l’étude, les scientifiques ont comparé la longévité des singes. Les résultats ont permis de constater que la mortalité des sujets qui avaient continué de manger s’est retrouvée deux fois plus élevée que celle des autres au fil des années.Chez les souris aussiLes chercheurs avaient déjà publié un premier papier en 2009, dont les résultats étaient moins probants. Les derniers chiffres sont à présent plus marqués car davantage de singes sont morts. De telles études avaient déjà montré un phénomène similaire chez les souris, il semblerait que la mise à la diète provoque une réaction biochimique qui aide à la survie.Pourtant, une étude de 2012 réalisée dans le Maryland, et aussi basée sur des singes, n’a pas montré la même chose. La principale différence est que les singes du Maryland qui n’étaient pas soumis à la diète ne pouvaient pas pour autant manger ce qu’ils voulaient. Leur alimentation était soigneusement réglementée. Cela a eu pour effet que les singes du groupe de contrôle de la première étude étaient plus lourds que la moyenne, tandis que ceux du second étaient plus légers.À lire aussiPourquoi certains s’évanouissent-ils à la vue du sang ?”Si vous prenez un animal qui mange beaucoup de sucres et que vous diminuez cette quantité de 30%, il n’est pas surprenant qu’il aille mieux, décrypte Julie Mattison de l’étude du Maryland. Alors que si vous prenez un animal qui mange déjà de manière équilibrée et que vous le mettez à la diète, vous n’aurez pas un effet aussi marqué.”La qualité plus importante que la quantité ?  Pour l’heure, les scientifiques mettent en garde contre toute application de ces résultats aux humains en l’absence d’études supplémentaires. Jusqu’ici, aucune étude concrète n’a pu évaluer l’impact d’un tel régime sur la longévité chez l’homme, notamment parce que de tels travaux sont difficiles à mettre en place. Aujourd’hui, les spécialistes suggèrent que c’est davantage la qualité des aliments consommés qui aurait de l’importance plus que leur quantité. Le 26 avril 2014 à 11:48 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

This 32inch Insignia Fire TV is a steal at 100

first_img 18 This 32-inch TV has built-in Amazon Fire TV smarts, and an Alexa-powered remote to go with it. Best Buy To my thinking, any TV you buy today should have either Amazon Fire TV or Roku built in. Thankfully, you don’t have to pay a premium for those awesome “smart” interfaces.Proof positive: Today only, and while supplies last, Best Buy once again has the Insignia 32-inch LED TV with built-in Fire TV for just $99.99 (plus tax). That’s $70 off the regular price, and a repeat of a sale from about a month ago.See it at Best BuySo, Fire TV or Roku? The latter gets more attention these days, but Fire TV is arguably just as good and may be even better. It affords most of the same streaming apps: Netflix, Hulu, HBO and so on. (Alas, if you want YouTube, you have to access it via a web-browser app.) And it comes with an Alexa-enabled remote, so you can bark orders at the TV.Fire TV also affords access to various Alexa skills and a huge library of Amazon apps. For example, you could play the excellent party game Quiplash — something Roku can’t do.  Read more: The best TVs for 2019There’s a built-in tuner should you wish to connect an antenna, and three HDMI inputs for things like cable boxes and game consoles.Here’s the only real hedge: The TV tops out at 720p (that is, 1,366×768-pixel) resolution, meaning it’s definitely not suited for computer use. Some would also argue that 720p is a bit low for a 32-inch screen. I’d say it’s the cutoff point: Anything larger and you’ll definitely want 1080p. But here it’s probably sufficient.Indeed, look no further than the 1,300-plus customer ratings, which average out to 4.6 stars. Few people appear to have an issue with the 720p resolution.Your thoughts? TVs Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Amazon Best Buy Amazon Fire TV News • Apple Music is now available on Amazon Fire TV Comments 15 Photos Originally published on April 5, 2019.Update, May 10: Item is back on sale.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! The Cheapskate Tags Share your voice Review • Amazon Fire TV: Affordable Alexa-infused 4K streaming 7 best TVs under $1,000last_img read more

Alaska News Nightly Wednesday Dec 2 2015

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter @aprn.Download Audio No foul play suspected in Juneau mayor’s deathLisa Phu, KTOO – JuneauPreliminary autopsy results indicate the late Juneau mayor died Monday morning from natural causes, likely a heart issue. Based on that information, Juneau Police do not suspect any foul play.Sitka teen tased repeatedly in police custody readies for lawsuitEmily Kwong, KCAW – SitkaThe Alaska Native teenager at the epicenter of a tasing incident in Sitka last year has hired legal counsel. Though he’s not yet filed suit, the lawyer representing Franklin Hoogendorn intends to bring his case before a Sitka jury.State report finds potent cannibioids in Alaska SpiceZachariah Hughes, KSKA – AnchorageA new report from the state department of health confirms alarming facts about synthetic drugs that have overwhelmed emergency responders in Anchorage.Finding work after prison: Persistence pays offAnne Hillman, KSKA – AnchorageMost people leaving prison have to find a job fairly quickly both to support themselves and to meet their parole requirements. Their job searches can be more complicated than most because of the stigma of having a criminal history, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible.Anchorage wins grant for economic development projectsJosh Edge, APRN – AnchorageThe Municipality of Anchorage announced Wednesday it won a competitive grant to bring a workshop focusing on the economic and fiscal health to the city.Mount Polley Mine to discharge wastewaterEd Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – JuneauA British Columbia mine that’s become a poster child for environmental disasters will soon begin discharging wastewater.Soldotna girl flies to DC to light Chugach treeLiz Ruskin, APRN – Washington, D.C.A 74-foot tree from the Chugach National Forest is lit up now on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol. A Soldotna girl won a trip to Washington to flip the switch.last_img read more

Flipkart Founders Invest ₹6 Crore in Electric Vehicle Startup Ather

first_imgFlipkart founders Sachin and Binny Bansal have invested ₹6.1 crore ($1million) in Ather, an electric vehicle start-up incubated and supported by the Incubation Cell at IIT Madras.Ather, which designs high-speed electric two wheelers aimed at the Indian market, also received investment from Raju Venkatraman, serial entrepreneur and CEO of MEDALL, in the current round of funding. Flipkart co-founders Sachin Bansal, Mukesh Bansal and Binny releaseStarted by Tarun Mehta and Swapnil Jain in 2013, Ather aims to accelerate the adoption of electrical vehicles in the country. The brand said that a team of 15 engineers and designers are currently developing technology to manufacture the most appropriate electric vehicles for the market.The first round of funding, in February this year, saw investment from Dr V Srinivas, founder of Aerospike, and the Technology Development Board, Government of India.India currently has many players in the market for electric two-wheelers, including Hero Electric, part of the Hero Motors group and South-based Ampere Motors, among others. However, the limited range offered by the batteries have stifled wider adaptability.Advances in lithium-ion battery technology is expected to filter down to electric two-wheelers and make them a mainstream and competitive alternative to their gas-powered versions.last_img read more

AAI to make Bihta an international airport

first_imgAirports Authority of India (AAI) has proposed to develop the IAF airport at Bihta as new airport for international operations and has taken up the matter with Defence Ministry as well as the Bihar government, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha.AAI has requested for additional 600 acres land for the first phase of the project and 790 acres for the second phase in lieu of existing Patna airport, he said. Also Read – I-T issues 17-point checklist to trace unaccounted DeMO cashBesides, AAI has prepared master plans for development of Raxaul and Muzaffarpur airstrips in Bihar. In this regard, AAI has requested the state government to provide additional land, removal of obstructions and diversion of road in the approach funnel, Sharma said.There are 28 airstrips/aerodromes in Bihar, out of which five airports — Gaya, Patna, Jogbani, Muzaffarpur and Raxaul — are owned by AAI. Among the five, only Patna and Gaya airports are operational. Also Read – Lanka launches ambitious tourism programme to woo Indian touristsIn another written reply, the minister said that Bihar government has submitted a proposal for handing over 6.37 acres of land to AAI for expansion of Jai Prakash Narayan International Airport at Patna. This would cost about Rs 114.66 crore.“However, AAI has requested the state government to provide the said land free of cost and free from all encumbrances, as per the general practice for development of airports,” Sharma said.In a separate written reply, he said AAI found that there are operational constraints for setting up an airport at Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh. The viability of a site in Lumla village for aircraft operations was examined by AAI.“In the pre-feasibility study, AAI has found that there are operational constraints at the proposed site and communicated the same to the state government,” he said.last_img read more

Viking Homes Contained a Portal to the Afterlife

first_imgThe Old Norse home wasn’t a retreat from the outside world, it was a microcosm of the outside world. The same complex beliefs which governed the society of Viking Age Scandinavia continued even when the Norseman had shaken the snow from his boots, rested his sword by the fireplace and shrugged the fur cloak from his shoulder. The main reason for this is that Viking Age homes were communal. They weren’t just the center of the community, they were communities in themselves with the patriarch at the heart of the family unit, surrounded by his closest relatives, his loyal retainers and warriors, and then finally his thralls, little more than slaves who had no legal rights and could be abused and exploited at will.Viking house, SwedenLife was governed by status, and status was found at the head of the table and closest to the fire. But the home was a spiritual place too and the relationship between its architecture and its occupants often continued posthumously.In the Icelandic Laxdæla Saga, compiled from 9th to 11th-century folk tales and oral histories in the 13th century, as he lays dying the violent Hrapp, known as “Fight Hrapp”, demands to be buried in the doorway to the fire hall. He asks that he be interred upright so he could keep watch over the home.Rural Scandinavic Interior:The story of Hrapp may sound like a pure fairy tale, but archaeological investigations of Iron Age and Viking Age homes in Scandinavia have uncovered human bones within the house, including the remains of infants under the hearth, the floor of the fireplace, and postholes, as if they kept watch over the liminal spaces in the home — the places between the household and the outside world.Related Video: 10 Fascinating Viking FactsIn Hrapp’s case, his role wasn’t entirely benign. He not only kept watch over his family home, but rose from the dead and, according to the saga, did away with most of the family’s servants. The haunting only abated when his remains were dug up and he was reburied far away.Laxdæla saga illustrationLiminal spaces, such as doorways, weren’t just portals between different spaces of the physical world, but between the physical and the spiritual world too. The dead, then, could function as spiritual guardians, or, if their motives were less than pure-hearted like the notorious “Fight Hrapp”, use them to walk between the realm of the living and the realm of the dead.There are historical records of women being lifted up so they could gaze “over” the doorframe at the world beyond, whether seeing into the future or communing with the dead. The role of doors as portals to the afterlife existed independently of the home, and free-standing doorways were erected at Viking Age burial grounds to allow seers to commune with their ancestors.The Nørre Nærå Runestone is interpreted as having a “grave binding inscription” used to keep the deceased in its grave. Photo by Søren Møller CC BY-SA 3.0The later Icelandic Grettis Saga, compiled sometime before the year 1400, tells of our hero, Grettir being forced to confront the cursed shepherd Glamr, who becomes a draugr — an animated corpse with superhuman strength and the unmistakable stench of decay.Typical Viking villageGlamr is described as knocking the doorframe down as he flees the house. This is not only a sign of his immense strength but of his breaking through between the worlds of the living and the dead. As with Hrapp’s ghost, the only solution to Glamr’s reign of terror was to incinerate his remains and scatter the ashes as far from human habitation as possible.Grettir, from Grettis saga, all burly and ready to fight. From the 17th century Icelandic manuscript AM 426 fol., now in the care of the Árni Magnússon Institute in IcelandA similar trope of the draugr in the doorway appears elsewhere in Norse folklore. In the Icelandic Flóamanna Saga, set over the 9th to 11th centuries and compiled at the end of the 12th or beginning of the 13th, a draugr knocks on the door to gain entrance, similar to one of the popular myths associated with vampires, that they have to be invited before they can cross the threshold. Anyone who answered the door to a draugr not only unleashed the beast into their home but was said to go mad and rise as a draugr themselves — suggesting that the portal to the afterlife was very much a two-way street.Objects — such as iron pots, knives or rings — were also found buried under the hearth or postholes, leading historians to suspect that they too played a magical role, either protecting the home or linking it to its new owners.Read another story from us: Viking Ship Discovered in NorwayThe Norse world was spread from Greenland to the Black Sea, and the Viking Age lasted 273 years from approximately 793 to 1066 AD, so traditions varied. However there’s evidence that items were deposited throughout this period to mark occasions in the home’s “life” — such as construction and rebuilding, births, marriages, and deaths, or the house finally being vacated.Rather than being a sanctuary or a haven, the Norse home could be just as dangerous as the outside world and its occupants had to be prepared for all dangers, even if they came from beyond the grave.last_img read more

Tulum hotel caught dumping seaweed in marked nesting site

first_imgTulum, Q.R. — Sargasso removal has been stopped by federal environmental officials after they found a Tulum hotel removing seaweed from their beach and dumping it in a marked turtle nesting area.The Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection stopped the work and activities in an area of almost 10,000 square meters located within the polygon of Tulum National Park. They say that inside the area, staff were removing sargasso and depositing it on a coastal dune area where sea turtle nests are marked.In a public report, inspectors said they made a visit to verify compliance with environmental legislation of work and activities of the hotel. During the inspection they found the installation of booths for aquatic-recreational activities as well as the removal of sargasso and sand in the beach area.In the federal maritime terrestrial zone, the hotel was depositing their seaweed and forming mounds adjacent to the Hotel Poc Na in the Tulum National Park.The sargasso was removed manually using rakes and wheelbarrows but dumped in area of marked sea turtle nests.Environmental officials say the hotel also lacked the authorization from the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources to install the activity booths and have been cited with a temporary partial closure of their facilities.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more