Aces pound Gin Kings

first_imgManuel regaining his old form for streaking Aces Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding “That’s not a team you look forward to playing anymore, because they already have the pieces,” said Compton.In the first game, TNT Ka-Tropa found its rhythm early with Troy Rosario leading the way, pouncing on Meralco’s manpower woes to carve out an easy 99-81 victory that put the Texters back in the upper half.Rosario dropped six triples on the way to 22 points as the Texters pulled away early and never relented on the way to rising to 3-2 overall and dealing the Bolts a third straight defeat after a season-opening victory.Meralco missed power forwards Ranidel de Ocampo and Cliff Hodge, and aside from their size, the Bolts struggled to find people who could pick up the offensive intensity the entire night as they totaled just 36 points for the first half.“We knew that they are undermanned and that was what we really tried to take advantage of,” TNT coach Nash Racela said.ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBanking on a big third quarter, the Aces bombarded the Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings from inside and out to score a 97-83 victory on Sunday night in the PBA Philippine Cup at Ynares Center in Antipolo, signaling the return to form of the traditional powerhouse that lingered in mediocrity the past two conferences.It was the third straight win after two losses for the Aces, who made the most out of the Gin Kings’ lack in size to book the most impressive win of their run that coach Alex Compton hopes would open the gates for their return to the list of elite teams.ADVERTISEMENT 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena stingcenter_img LATEST STORIES View comments MOST READ “There’s a small person in Greg Slaughter who didn’t play and I think he would have had an impact in this game,” Compton said in jest, referring to the absence of the 7-foot center, who suited up but was kept on the bench by coach Tim Cone because of a strained hamstring.“You have to take advantage of the opportunities that come your way.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Kings absorbed a second straight defeat in a 2-2 card, the same record of idle GlobalPort.Next up for Alaska is Blackwater on Saturday and Compton is bracing for an “exciting game.” Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasalast_img read more

Vishnu Vardhan eager to cash in on Olympic high

first_imgVishnu Vardhan has taken some big strides at the London Olympics. He held his own while playing alongside Leander Paes and against the likes of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Michael Llodra.Though the Indian pair went down fighting in the second round, it was not before Vishnu impressed one and all, including Tsonga and Paes, who was initially reluctant to pair with the rookie.Tsonga took that extra minute after the match ended to meet the youngster and told him what he thought about him. “Both Tsonga and Llodra spoke to me and they were very impressed with my game. Tsonga told me that you have a huge game and he is looking forward to see me on the international circuit,” Vishnu told Mail Today on Wednesday.”Coming from a top singles player like Tsonga, it was inspiring for me that I can perform against the best on the circuit.”Carrying the confidence of his performance at the London Olympics, Vishnu went to play the Challengers event in Uzbekistan and reached the quarterfinals that took him to his career-best singles rankings of 266.Back in India now, Vishnu is taking a breather before his gruelling schedule ahead that includes the Davis Cup tie against New Zealand in Chandigarh next month.The Hyderabadi said that the experience at the Olympics has given his career an impetus that he was looking for.”It was a huge learning curve for me. It was a big opportunity. I know that I have to consistently play well. It has given me the confidence that I can stand up to the best.”advertisementPaes played a big role in preparing the rookie for the event, and later acknowledged that he was “surprised” with the way Vishnu competed.”Playing alongside Leander was a big motivation. Later he told me that he was impressed with my fighting spirit on the court and that I have much more talent than what he had thought,” added Vishnu.After Vishnu was selected to pair up with Paes, the latter charted out a schedule for Vishnu that included a training stint with Rick Leach in Los Angeles. Leach has coached Paes and taught Vishnu how to adjust on the court with the veteran.”Leander had arranged the training. Rick was impressed with my singles game also. But at that time we prepared for doubles.”Vishnu is now eager to show his mettle in the Davis Cup. “It is a young team. It is a huge opportunity for us and we will give our best,” said Vishnu who will head to Bangkok and Shanghai next before the Davis Cup campaign.last_img read more

German police probe possible Islamist links to Borussia Dortmund bus attack

first_imgGerman police said on Wednesday they are investigating “in all directions” after three explosions went off near Borussia Dortmund’s team bus ahead of a Champions League quarterfinal match, injuring one of the soccer team’s players. (Borussia Dortmund bus hit by explosion, one player injured)German news media reports citing unnamed sources said a note found at the scene contained radical Islamic rhetoric but that police were unsure whether that was genuine or an attempt to throw them off the track. Federal prosecutors took over the investigation; they typically handle especially serious cases, including those in which a terrorist motive is suspected.The first-leg match against Monaco was called off shortly before kickoff Tuesday evening following the blasts near the team hotel in suburban Dortmund, which authorities assume were a targeted attack. Players and police were preparing to go ahead with the rescheduled match on Wednesday evening, with heavy security in place.Investigators were checking the authenticity of a letter claiming responsibility that they found near the scene, and were refusing to give any details of its contents, citing the ongoing probe. Police spokeswoman Nina Vogt told ZDF television that “of course our investigations have to go in all directions to begin with.”She said the direction of the probe remains “open.”Die Welt newspaper and Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported online that the note made reference to Germany’s participation in the military coalition opposed to Islamic State. German Tornado reconnaissance planes are taking part in a noncombat role. The papers said that experts on Islam were reviewing the note to try to determine its authenticity.advertisementMeanwhile the dpa news agency reported that investigators were probing statements found on the web that indicated a left-wing motive to punish the club for allegedly not opposing racism strongly enough.Federal prosecutors have scheduled a statement for 1200 GMT.Spanish defender Marc Bartra suffered injuries in the wrist and arm and underwent an operation Tuesday night. Police said an officer who was accompanying the bus on a motorbike was suffering from blast trauma and shock.Borussia Dortmund president Reinhard Rauball said he was confident that the team would rise to the occasion for Wednesday’s match.”How is the team doing? You can imagine yourself whether they slept well or badly,” he said. The players were to gather Wednesday morning to digest Tuesday’s events and prepare to face Monaco.”This is certainly a difficult situation for the team which, I think, has not experienced such a situation before,” Rauball said. “However, we expect and I am confident that the team will do its best and deliver a spectacle in the Champions League this evening.”last_img read more

Macleans Live with Jagmeet Singh Six key economic takeaways

first_imgNew NDP leader Jagmeet Singh sat down with Maclean’s senior writer Paul Wells at Ottawa’s recently-renovated National Arts Centre for his first major national appearance.Here are six key things Singh said about the economy, jobs and industry during their conversation.Watch now: Jagmeet Singh in conversation with Paul Wells #MacleansLive— Maclean’s Magazine (@macleans) February 6, 2018On running deficitsIn 2015, Tom Mulcair promised to balance the budget. That pledge, contrasted with the Liberals’ willingness to run deficits, has been cited as a key factor in the NDP’s fall from campaign frontrunner to third place. Singh will not necessarily emulate that promise. “I think it’s maybe no longer a big issue, people haven’t been talking about it a lot,” he noted. Singh said he’s “opposed to austerity in all its forms,” and in “difficult economic times,” he believes in “deficit funding to ensure that we continue with our social programs that we need.”Jagmeet Singh on balancing the budget #MacleansLive— Maclean’s Magazine (@macleans) February 7, 2018On NAFTA“We’re a trading nation,” Singh acknowledged. “We need to have trade, we rely on it, a vast proportion of our jobs in our country rely on trade agreements.” But he favours “fair” trade over the simply “free” variety. Portions of NAFTA don’t meet that standard, he said. “If we have an agreement with a country like Mexico, that doesn’t support or protect the rights of workers, that doesn’t have the same environmental regulations, how can Canadians ever compete with that jurisdiction?” he asked. He also pointed to the investor-state dispute resolution mechanisms in Chapter 11.Jagmeet Singh on free vs. fair trade #MacleansLive— Maclean’s Magazine (@macleans) February 7, 2018On sustainable jobsIn 2015, NDP candidate Linda McQuaig suggested that some of the fossil fuels in Canada’s oilsands “may have to stay in the grounds.” Singh said “many jobs rely on these sectors,” but suggested there’s a global trend towards sustainability. “We can’t actually tackle issues of the environment without making sure that people have jobs,” he said. “How can we transition people into jobs that are not jobs of the next five years, but are jobs of the next 50 years?” Doing that will mean focusing on sustainable sectors rather than finite resources. If he becomes prime minister, Singh said, energy projects would need to help meet the country’s climate change goals and create local and sustainable jobs.Jagmeet Singh on what he’s seeing across the country that will inform his platform #MacleansLive— Maclean’s Magazine (@macleans) February 7, 2018On taxing the richSingh has repeatedly pointed to the Panama and Paradise Papers investigations as proof of “massive wealth that’s being siphoned out of our country.” That money could be used for programs like pharmacare or free tuition he said. His proposed fixes are a tax on CEO stock options and expansion of the capital gains levy. Why would the rich stay or invest here under those conditions? “We have a stable government, we have a great universal healthcare program, we have a highly educated workforce,” Singh rhymed off. “There are certain advantages that we’re going to have.” A tax on CEO stock options “doesn’t impact … the structure of a company, it’s ability to produce a product [or] to be successful,” he insisted.And it won’t hurt Canada’s growing tech sector, Singh promised, noting he has a circle of people he solicits advise from on entrepreneurship and startups. “We don’t want in any way to discourage innovation,” he said.Jagmeet Singh on how to keep businesses from leaving th e country and how to encourage innovation and tech in Canada #MacleansLive— Maclean’s Magazine (@macleans) February 7, 2018On AI and automationOne question from Twitter focused on automation and artificial intelligence. Singh cited driverless technology as a leading indicator of the trend. “A lot of folks that drive vehicles are going to see, in the not-too-distant future, that those jobs are going to be replaced,” he said. Preparing for that requires implementing training opportunities, such as teaching people to provide the inputs for AI systems. “There is a strong argument for a basic income,” he noted. Such a policy would be a way of “tackling inequality in a practical way, and a way that we can actually use the federal government’s resources to actually help people’s lives,” he said later.On minimum wagesThe wage floor in Alberta and Ontario rose at the beginning of the year, and the federal NDP promised it for jobs regulated at the national level in the last election. Singh gave a nod to Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath, his former boss, saying that she’d been the first to commit to a $15 target, “and then the government followed suit.” The party’s goal is a “liveable wage,” but a minimum wage raise is the first step, he said.last_img read more

Closing Bell TSX rises as traders look to US jobs data European

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed higher Wednesday amid hopes that stimulus measures are on the way to help the eurozone recovery and that the U.S. will rack up another month of strong job gains.Here are the closing numbersTSX — 14,796.79+62.10 0.42%S&P 500 —  1,927.88+3.64 0.19%Dow — 16,737.53+15.19 0.09%Nasdaq — 4,251.64 +17.56 0.41%The S&P/TSX composite index was ahead 62.1 points to 14,796.79.The Canadian dollar was down 0.24 of a cent to 91.42 cents as the Bank of Canada announced it was keeping its key rate unchanged at 1% and indicated they will stay that low for some time to come.U.S. indexes registered minor gains despite a disappointing read on private sector job creation during May. The Dow Jones industrials climbed 15.19 points to 16,737.53, the Nasdaq gained 17.56 points to 4,251.64 and the S&P 500 index was 3.64 points higher to 1,927.88.Payroll firm ADP reported Wednesday that the U.S. private sector created 179,000 jobs during May, the fewest number in four months. That reading came in two days before the release of U.S. non-farm payrolls report for last month. Economists have forecast that about 219,000 jobs were created during May following a much stronger than expected 288,000 gain in April. Canadian job figures for May also come out Friday and economists expect about 21,000 jobs were created after the economy shed 29,000 the previous month.The employment news was somewhat offset by other data showing the American non-manufacturing sector expanding at a faster than forecast clip. The Institute for Supply Management said its index rose to 56.3, the highest level since last August and above expectations for a read of 55.5.Also, the Federal Reserve’s latest regional survey shows the U.S. economy strengthening over the past two months in areas from manufacturing and construction to retail sales and bank lending.Meanwhile, markets are counting on the European Central Bank to announce measures Thursday aimed at giving a lift to the eurozone’s weak recovery and saving the region from falling into a deflationary spiral that would choke off growth.Worries about deflation increased Tuesday in the wake of data showing that inflation in the eurozone came in at 0.5% in May, down from 0.7% in April.“I would actually use the word ’scary’ because growth has been very fragile at best and now you have disinflation. If that turns to deflation, we know the experience on this from Japan and it is not a pretty story,” said Luciano Orengo, a portfolio manager at Manulife Asset Management.The latest data also showed that gross domestic product in the eurozone grew by a paltry 0.2% in the first quarter.Analysts are looking at a variety of options for the ECB, including an interest rate cut.“I think the biggest wild card is whether it will do a form of quantitative easing,” added Orengo.The information technology sector was the biggest TSX advancer, up 1% as BlackBerry (TSX:BB) ran up 25 cents to $8.40.The financial sector was ahead 0.64% and Laurentian Bank of Canada (TSX:LB) shares edged 48 cents higher to $48.06 as the bank’s adjusted profit came in at $1.29 a share, five cents ahead of estimates. Laurentian also upped its quarterly dividend by a penny to 52 cents per share.The gold sector was ahead about 0.2%, while August bullion lost early momentum and faded 20 cents to US$1,244.30 an ounce.The energy sector was up 0.63% while the July crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange dipped two cents to US$102.64 a barrel.The base metals segment led decliners, down 0.27% while July copper fell four cents to US$3.09 a pound.TOP STORIESLoonie dives as Bank of Canada holds key interest rate, keeps outlook neutralCanada’s RRIF withdrawal rules forces seniors to outlive their savings, C.D. Howe findsToronto’s average detached home price closes in on $1-million as sales surge to fresh record in MayKeystone XL vulnerable to coordinated bomb attacks, says former U.S. Navy Seal who helped target bin LadenWHAT’S ON DECK THURSDAYCANADA8:30 a.m.Building permits (April): Economists expect 4.2% rise 10 a.m.Ivey Purchasing Managers’ Index (May):  Economists expect reading of 56, up from last month UNITED STATES7:30 a.m.Challenger layoff Report (May) 8:30 a.m.Weekly jobless claims:  Economists expect 310,000 new claims, up from last week CORPORATE NEWSCANADACanadian Western Bank    Q2 earnings: Analysts expect 61¢ a share Saputo Inc Q4 earnings: Analysts expect 74¢ a share Transcontinental Inc Q2 earnings: Analysts expect 43¢ a share UNITED STATESThe J. M. Smucker Company Q4 earnings: Analysts expect $1.16 a share read more

TNA hold talks with military heads on releasing land

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) had talks with the military today on releasing private land held by the military.The meeting was headed by TNA leader R. Sampanthan. TNA spokesman M.A. Sumanthiran said that the Defence Secretary, Army Chief and officials from the Navy and Air Force attended the meeting.Sumanthiran said the TNA was informed at the meeting that the Army will follow any order on the land matter issued by the President or Defence Secretary. The TNA was also informed that the Army is prepared to withdraw from any land not required for security reasons.

Afghanistan must be able to control security or risk resumed violence UN

“The prestige and legitimacy of the Transitional Administration will depend on its ability to address effectively the most pressing security and recovery needs,” said Lakhdar Brahimi, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan. “Should it fail, fragmentation will become more entrenched, extremism will rise, and then foreign countries, groups or individuals may be drawn once again into the fray, and the resumption of widespread violence will most likely ensue,” he warned. The envoy reported widespread dissatisfaction that it had not been possible to expand the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), which currently operates only in and around the capital Kabul. At the same time, he cited “a growing realization that the efforts of the Afghans in the field of security need to be supported more directly.” Mr. Brahimi drew attention to the proliferation of violence in the country over the past few months, noting that the UN had itself been the direct target of three separate terrorist attacks. Tensions had been calming in recent days, he added, with the two main rival factions in the north – Jamiat and Jumbesh – agreeing to establish a joint force to tackle violence. The situation in the southeast has also stabilized, and the UN had resumed its operations there. On the subject of allegations of a mass grave near Dasht-e-Leily, he noted that following a mission to the area by UN human rights experts, the Transitional Administration and the Afghan Human Rights Commission had agreed that an investigation should now take place. Mr. Brahimi cautioned that “it will probably be possible to do the forensic part of the investigation [but] whether and when it will be possible to actually conclude the investigation is another matter.” Security, which was of paramount importance, could not be guaranteed at present. At the same time, Mr. Brahimi pointed to signs of progress in Afghanistan, where President Hamid Karzai sought to modernize the country, build on its rich Islamic heritage, and promote justice, human rights and prosperity. “These are noble and worthwhile objectives, but President Karzai knows better than anyone else that Afghanistan will not achieve these goals without committed, sustained and generous support from the international community.” Mr. Brahimi voiced hope that “donors have heard President Karzai’s urgent appeal,” calling attention to the need to fund job creation programmes, infrastructure development projects, education initiatives, and the creation of a new Afghan currency. “I hope that the international community will turn its undoubted commitment to Afghanistan into more forceful action,” he said. read more

Gabons President urges international support for Africas fight against terrorism

Citing the recent deadly terrorist attack at a mall in Nairobi, Kenya, President Ali Bongo of Gabon appealed today from the podium of the United Nations General Assembly for full global support for Africa in the battle against terrorism.“Africa, which is becoming a target for terrorism, must benefit from the full support and solidarity of the international community in its effort to combat this threat,” he told the Assembly on the first day of its General Debate, noting that poverty nurtures extremism around the world and the battle against poverty must therefore remain at the centre of national policies. Turning to the post-2015 development agenda, the theme of the 68th General Assembly, Mr. Bongo said attention must be paid to Africa’s priorities, such as energy, access to potable water and sustainable agriculture, as well as the realization of those Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that are not met by the target date of 2015.The MDGs seek to slash extreme hunger and poverty, boost access to health care and education, achieve gender equality and environmental stability, and reduce maternal and child mortality and the incidence of HIV/AIDS, all by the end of 2015, while Assembly President John Ashe says he hopes the focus on the post-2015 agenda will set the stage for sustainable development in the decades ahead. Mr. Bongo underscored the need for predictable funding for development from public and private sources, the importance of combating climate change and the threat to wildlife and biodiversity, and voiced his concern over conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Central African Republic (CAR), praising the efforts of the UN peacekeeping mission in the former country.He repeatedly appealed for international support. “Africa cannot face all these challenges to peace and security alone,” he declared. “Its efforts must receive greater support, because the destabilization of Africa will have implications for other regions.” read more

Smith leads Gonzaga over No 8 Stanford 7973

SPOKANE, Wash. — Chandler Smith scored 20 points, including two late free throws, as Gonzaga beat No. 8 Stanford 79-73 on Sunday.Katie Campbell and Jill Townsend scored 15 points each for Gonzaga (8-1), which won for the second time in 10 games against Stanford. The Bulldogs’ only loss this season is to No. 1 Notre Dame.Kiana Williams scored 18 for Stanford (6-1), which was enjoying its best start in six seasons. All six Stanford wins this season were by at least 22 points.Stanford was hurt by woefully shooting in the first three quarters, as the Zags outshot them 54 per cent to 43 per cent in the game. Gonzaga also outrebounded the Cardinal 38-24.Gonzaga closed the second quarter with a 13-4 run, as Stanford missed nine of its last 10 shots, to lead 43-32 at halftime.Stanford made just 2 of 12 shots in the third quarter as the Bulldogs took a 58-41 lead.The Cardinal found the range early in the fourth, outscoring the Zags 10-3 to cut the deficit to 61-51 with nearly seven minutes left.Stanford pressed and the Zags started making turnovers and missing shots.Dijonai Carrington’s basket and free throw cut Stanford’s deficit to 65-62 with 4:16 left. Townsend’s 3-pointer with 2 minutes left put Gonzaga up 70-64.Stanford cut the lead to 74-71 on Carrington’s basket with 37 seconds left, but Smith’s jumper put the Zags up 76-71 with 10 seconds left.Williams sank a pair of free throws to cut Gonzaga’s lead to 76-73 with 9 seconds left.Jenn Wirth hit one free throw and Smith a pair to ice the win.BIG PICTUREStanford: The game was a homecoming for Stanford freshman twins Lacie and Lexie Hull, who grew up in the Spokane area. Lexie is hampered by an injured foot and did not play. The Cardinal came in averaging 87 points per game, 11th in the nation, while Gonzaga averages 65.9.Gonzaga: The Bulldogs’ only previous win in the series was in 2016 at Stanford. Gonzaga lost to Stanford in the first round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament. Gonzaga senior guard Laura Stockton, who leads the team in assists, is the daughter of Gonzaga legend John Stockton. Several members of the top-ranked Gonzaga men’s team attended the game.UP NEXTStanford hosts No. 4 Baylor on Dec. 15Gonzaga hosts Washington State next Sunday.___More AP college basketball: and K. Geranios, The Associated Press read more

Rutherford leads UC Irvine to ninth straight road win

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Tommy Rutherford scored 14 points including a basket in the final minute for what proved to be the winning points and UC Irvine defeated California Baptist 69-66 on Wednesday night.Rutherford’s right-handed hook with 48 seconds left put the Anteaters up 68-65. Jordan Heading made 1 of 2 free throws for the Lancers (4-5) and Robert Cartwright did the same for UC Irvine before the Lancers missed two 3-pointers in the final six seconds.The Anteaters led 33-28 at halftime. They never trailed in the second half though they were tied three times, the final time at 58-all with 3 1/2 minutes remaining before Evan Leonard made four free throws.UC Irvine extended their road win streak to nine games, the third-best active streak in Division I.Milan Acquaah, a sophomore transfer from Washington State, led the Lancers with 25 points, including four 3-pointers. Heading added 12 and Dejon Davis had 10 rebounds.Jonathan Galloway had 10 boards for the Anteaters.The Associated Press read more

David Attenborough BBC must stop blaming low ratings for not covering the

“But the way that television is used now is transforming. The mere fact you’ve got these various devices for catch-up television is comforting in a way, because you can dial up a programme that you heard someone talking about.“I read the reviews in the press and think, ‘Why haven’t I watched that?’ And so you catch up. Sir David Attenborough with the Queen during an evening at Buckingham Palace Sir David Attenborough, the naturalist and former controller of BBC Two, has criticised the BBC for failing to broadcast enough arts and culture programmes, saying it must cater for all tastes even if they are not watched by millions.Sir David, who helped introduce colour television to Britain and commissioned some of the BBC’s best-loved shows, said there are a “lot of gaps” in the corporation’s coverage now, thanks in part to too much focus on viewing figures.“The cultural, the arts programmes,” he said, when asked what the public service broadcaster, paid for by the licence fee, was lacking.“I don’t think the BBC does enough. It’s not enough simply to say, ‘Well, it doesn’t get a big enough audience.’“If you’re a public service broadcaster, what you should be saying is, ‘We will show the broad spectrum of human interest.’“People of all kinds should be catered for. You can measure success not necessarily by the maximum size of the audience, but by the maximum width of the spectrum, and see whether there aren’t any gaps in it and how you’re filling them. Kenneth Clark’s CivilisationCredit:BBC Kenneth Clark's Civilisation Sir David Attenborough with the Queen during an evening at Buckingham PalaceCredit:PA Sir David Attenborough filming for Blue Planet IICredit:Gavin Thurston “In a way, I’m surprised that television hasn’t changed more. There’s quite a lot that people hang on to.”Sir David said that new technology had made documentary making more accessible and encouraged young producers to take up the mantle.”Now the technology is so versatile, so small, anybody can make a natural history programme,” he added.”It’s just a matter of time. When people say, ‘How do I become a natural history film-maker?’ – the answer is, ‘Do it! It couldn’t be easier.”‘A BBC spokesman said: “David rightly recognises the importance of arts and cultural programming in public service broadcasting and no other comes close to the BBC’s commitment – from Civilisations and Performance Live, to regular arts discussion programmes and the forthcoming year-long Our Classical Century – that said, we would love to do even more, which is why the BBC has said that we need to look at ways of increasing our income.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Speaking to the magazine, which has featured him on the cover more times than anyone except the Queen, the 92-year-old broadcaster said shared early discussions about television including a long debate over what to call the role now universally known as the “presenter”.“In 1952, you made an appointment with television and shaped your evening around that,” he said. “You’d paid your licence money, and so you felt that you’d better watch it all – you had, as it were, bought it. In an interview with the Radio Times, celebrating its 95th year, he added: “But if the BBC was to disappear from our homes one morning, surely we’d miss it desperately? You’ve only got to go to America to know that.”Sir David began his career at the BBC in the early 1950s, with early shows including Zoo Quest in 1954, and became controller of channel Two in 1965.There, he introduced colour television and commissioned programmes including The Old Grey Whistle Test, Monty Python’s Flying Circus and Civilisation, the 13-part arts series by Kenneth Clark.Now best-known for his natural history broadcasting, his latest BBC series, Blue Planet II, was the most-watched TV programme of 2017 and reached 37.6 million viewers in the UK, according to the BBC. Sir David Attenborough filming for Blue Planet II The full interview is in Radio Times magazine. “There are lots of gaps in the BBC’s coverage now, in my view, and that’s because they are harried and badgered by all sorts of people.” read more

Allergie chez une fillette les vêtements mis hors de cause par lenquête

first_imgAllergie chez une fillette : les vêtements mis hors de cause par l’enquêteIl y a un mois, une fillette avait été admise aux urgences suite à une importante réaction cutanée. Selon le père de l’enfant, ses habits, prétendument d’origine chinoise était à l’origine de cette réaction allergique. L’enquête révèle qu’il n’en est rien, elle privilégie la thèse de l’allergie alimentaire.Début novembre, une fillette de quatre ans présentant une importante réaction cutanée s’était rendue aux urgences dans l’Orne. Au cours de son hospitalisation, des médecins avaient alors indiqué que l’enfant pouvait avoir fait une allergie à un vêtement contenant du diméthylfumarate (DMF ou DMFu) interdit en Europe depuis 2008. Quelques jours plus tôt, la fillette s’était en effet vu offrir une jupe et un t-shirt qu’elle avait essayés peu avant que la réaction n’apparaisse.À lire aussiAntihistaminique : qu’est-ce que c’est ? A quoi ça sert ?Une fois la petite rétablie, ses parents s’étaient décidé à en parler au journal le Réveil normand avant que l’affaire ne se répande dans les autres médias. Ceux-ci avaient alors expliqué qu’il s’agissait de vêtements fabriqués en Chine d’où la présence potentielle de DMF. Mais il n’en serait rien selon l’enquête menée par la Direction générale de la concurrence, de la consommation et de la répression des fraudes (DGCCRF). Elle indique que la jupe et le t-shirt étaient fabriqués en France (à partir de tissu chinois) et qu’il ne contenait pas de DMF.”Il n’y avait pas de DMFu [et] aucun colorant mis en cause”, a annoncé mardi le ministre délégué à la Consommation, Benoît Hamon. “On a juste trouvé des traces de phénol dans la doublure de la jupe et le T-shirt mais qui n’ont pas de propriété suffisamment sensibilisantes pour être responsables de la réaction épidermique” a t-il précisé avant d’ajouter : “l’enquête s’oriente sur une allergie alimentaire”. Le ministre Benoit Hamon, qui avait déjà refusé de communiquer le nom du magasin d’où provenait les vêtements, a en outre mis en garde contre les effets de panique. “La mobilisation sur un cas peut avoir une conséquence terrible pour une enseigne qui distribue et des entreprises peuvent mettre la clé sous la porte parce que l’on a attribué la responsabilité à une robe d’avoir défiguré une jeune fille”, a-t-il insisté après avoir reconnu que l’inquiétude du père de famille était légitime. Après l’annonce de l’affaire, les médias avaient indiqué que les vêtements similaires avaient été retirés du magasin où ils avaient été achetés sans toutefois mentionner lequel. Le 5 décembre 2012 à 16:53 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Solaire targets Chinese visitors with addition of WeChat and Alipay

first_imgWeChat and Alipay boast a combined 1.7 billion users worldwide and are particularly popular in China.“The strategic partnership with AUB is consistent with our mission to deliver better service by offering our Chinese guests a safe and efficient online, cross-border platform for their payments,” said Solaire’s SVP Operations, Rajesh Jhingon.“We firmly believe that our state-of-the-art facilities will be best complemented with reliable cashless transactions for our Chinese guests during their stay in Solaire.”AUB said that it has accredited almost 5,000 merchants in the Philippines since launching in November 2017.“We are excited to partner with Solaire Resort as they are poised to benefit from the astounding growth in Chinese tourist arrivals, well above the curve of tourism growth in the region as well as around the world. This comes with untapped opportunities for businesses, big or small, to cater to this specific market with a safe, new payment channel that provides both speed and convenience,” said AUB President Manuel Gomez.Solaire’s parent company Bloomberry Resorts Corporation last week reported a 1% increase in GGR in 2Q18 on the back of a record performance in mass market table drop – the company’s net income for period impacted by bad luck. Load More RelatedPosts Legal battle over Quezon City gambling ordinance could threaten PAGCOR authority Bloomberry Resorts establishes cruise terminal management arm Strong mass volume and VIP hold at Solaire boost Bloomberry revenue, profit in 2Q19 Manila’s Solaire Resort & Casino is upping the ante in its push to attract Chinese players after signing a deal with Asia United Bank (AUB) that will allow it to accept WeChat and Alipay payments.In an announcement issued late last week, Solaire – the first of Manila’s new wave of integrated resorts to open in the Entertainment City precinct in 2013 – revealed its new partnership with AUB which will allow Chinese customers to pay for items on the property via the AUB paymate app, which allows merchants to accept WeChat and Alipay payments.last_img read more

Coral Gables cop accidentally shoots himself in leg

first_imgCORAL GABLES, FLA. (WSVN) – A Coral Gables police officer has been injured after accidentally firing a bullet into his leg.His gun discharged while he was trying to make an arrest at the corner of Salzedo Street and Southwest Eighth Street, Wednesday.The officer’s injury is not life threatening.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

House Panel Wants to Highlight Opportunities for Shedding Unneeded Facilities

first_imgIn addition to requesting a study that could help determine whether a new BRAC round is required, the House Appropriations Committee directs DOD to submit a report highlighting underutilized facilities out of concern that it is spending significant sums on unneeded infrastructure.“The committee is concerned that Department of Defense officials have stated an estimated 30 percent of defense facilities are in excess of mission requirements, a fiscally unsustainable diversion of scarce resources from readiness,” according to the committee report accompanying the fiscal 2016 military construction-veterans affairs spending measure that was released Tuesday.The report should include:each DOD facility with a utilization rate lower than 50 percent of available capacity;number of uniformed personnel and civilian employees at each of those facilities;annual budget for personnel; andoperations and maintenance costs associated with each facility.The study, due 60 days after the legislation is enacted, also should identify “any facility determined to be 100 percent in excess of mission requirements,” the committee report states.A separate item directs each service’s installations chief to prepare a strategic plan for managing excess real property efficiently. The plan should describe what opportunities there are to consolidate underutilized facilities that would result in reducing the operating and maintenance costs for those facilities, according to the committee report.The lawmakers cited long-term challenges facing DOD in maintaining its portfolio of facilities, along with the need for the military departments to improve the ability of their real property databases to identify consolidation opportunities.The full Appropriations Committee marks up the milcon spending bill today. The committee report can be found on the Appropriations website. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Eaton Will Make Wilmington Proud

first_imgDear Editor,I have known Jonathan Eaton for many years. I have found Jonathan to be honest, hard working and caring regardless of the situation.  He has the knowledge, poise and drive to represent the people of Wilmington in a way that will make us proud. I wholeheartedly support Jonathan as our new Selectman.Sincerely,Elaine HoffNOTE TO CANDIDATES & CAMPAIGNS: Got announcements, press releases, letters to the editor, etc.?  Email 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 this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLETTER TO THE EDITOR: Wilmington Finance Committee Chair Endorses Eaton For SelectmanIn “Letter To The Editor”LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Eaton’s Experiences & Credentials Make Him An Ideal Selectman CandidateIn “Letter To The Editor”LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Eaton Has Shown A Commitment To The CommunityIn “Letter To The Editor”last_img read more

Focus on strengthening TRS Errabelli Dayakar Rao

first_imgHanamkonda: The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leadership has massive plans to strengthen the party base to grass-root level, Minister for Panchayat Raj Errabelli Dayakar Rao said, laying foundation stone for the TRS Warangal Urban district office at Hanamkonda on Monday.The structural development of the party would be on the lines of DMK party. Party activists will strive hard to enlighten the people about the welfare and developmental programmes initiated by the State government, he said. Also Read – Thimmapur villagers pledge to go plastice-free Advertise With Us The Minister found fault with the Congress leaders for raising hue and cry over every issue. “The Congress should understand the fact that people believe in Chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao and it reflected in the Assembly elections,” Errabelli said. Referring to the gruesome murder of nine-month-old infant in Hanamkonda a few days ago, he said that the government will take all necessary action to provide speedy justice to the victim’s parents. It’s unfortunate that the BJP is trying to politicise the infant’s death. Telangana police have been doing well to maintain law and order situation in the State and it was recognised by other States also, he said. Mayor Gunda Prakash Rao, MP Pasunuri Dayakar, legislators K Srihari, Aroori Ramesh and KUDA chairman Marri Yadava Reddy were among others present.last_img read more

Twoday assembly session in Telangana from July 18

first_imgTo pass the new Municipal act, the Telangana legislative assembly is all set to meet for two days i.e, on July 18 and July 19. The bill will be introduced on July 18 and all the legislators will be given a day time to go through it. After considerations, the bill will be passed on July 19. According to the chief minister’s office (CMO), the bill has been already finalised and has been sent to the Law Department for examination. After the bill is passed, the elections for the municipalities will be held in the state. Also Read – Concerns of marine and fresh water pollution must be addressed on priority basis: Vice President Advertise With Us In a review meeting held at Pragati Bhavan on Wednesday, KCR discussed the draft of the act and the objectives need to be incorporated into it. He also held talks on the duties and responsibilities of the public representatives under the act. The new municipal act is aimed to eradicate corruption, development of cities and towns in the state.last_img read more