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Samsung Galaxy S Duos launch soon in European markets

first_imgThe South Korean firm Samsung is all set to launch the dual sim Galaxy S Duos dual SIM smartphone soon in European and Indian markets. The new device will reportedly be an Ice Cream Sandwich-based midrange handset with all essential features and capabilities. According to the report published on nvonews.com, the new handset has just copied the body of its premium smartphone, Galaxy S III. It is a miniature of the S3 that grabbed large attention. Though not being as powerful as the S3, it is brilliant to see an affordable, midrange handset in the same form. The phone has the dimensions of 121.5 x 63.1 x 10.5mm and weight of 120 grams.The S3 has a large 4.8-inch display, but the S Duos mounts a 4-inch WVGA TFT touchscreen, the report said. The S Duos will come equipped with a 1GHz single core Cortex-A5 processor, 512MB of RAM and Adreno 200 graphics card. It will also have Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, 4GB of built-in storage plus 32GB microSD slot, 1500mAh battery, besides FM radio with RDS, A-GPS and a 3.5mm jack with dual SIM handset, the report nvonews added.The new handset will reportedly sport a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and other advanced features. Meanwhile, there is no information on the exact release date and price of the handset, as Samsung merely said it would come to the European markets next month. With Agency inputslast_img read more

Bucks storm back from 20 down to frustrate Heat

first_imgKemba Walker carries Hornets past Wizards in NBA playoff push LATEST STORIES Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 33 points and finished an assist shy of a triple-double, and the Bucks tied a franchise record for second-half comebacks on the way to beating the Miami Heat 113-98 on Friday night.“It doesn’t matter if you’re down 20, 15, 10,” said Antetokounmpo, who also had 16 rebounds and nine assists. “We’re going to keep playing hard. It’s a process. You’ve got to win games like this. You’ve got to face adversity when you’re playing on the road. In the playoffs, it’s not going to be easy. We want to be a great team and that’s why we keep playing hard.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe Bucks were 1-100 all-time — 0-77 on the road — when trailing by 20 or more at the half. They trailed 72-52 at the half against the New York Knicks on Feb. 18, 1977, and won 124-123.On Friday, it was Heat 62, Bucks 42 at the half. Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag 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 View comments Google Philippines names new country director Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving MOST READ Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants The Bucks lost Malcolm Brogdon in the first quarter to a sore right heel. Brogdon was 0 for 3 in 6 1/2 minutes.The rally from 23 down was the Bucks’ biggest of the season, one better than what they did against Chicago on Nov 16. It was only the fifth game all season where the Bucks trailed by 20 or more, and they’re now 2-3 in those games.The Heat came out flying, leading 25-8 before any of the starters came out for their first rest of the night. The biggest lead was 37-14 with a minute to go in the opening quarter, and the Bucks pared that down to 13 on three occasions in the second quarter. Miami wound up closing the half on a 10-3 spurt to push the lead back to 20.It all changed — and fast.The Bucks made as many 3-pointers in the third quarter — five — as the Heat made field goals. Middleton and Ersan Ilyasova each had 10 points in the quarter, Miami shot 5 for 20 and got outrebounded 16-8, and the lead was down to one going into the fourth.The lead didn’t last long, and Milwaukee kept pulling away.“Sometimes you’re going to miss open shots,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “Sometimes you’re going to miss free throws. Sometimes there are going to be turnovers. Sometimes there are going to be things you don’t agree with the officiating. All of that in the second half really distracted us and they really took advantage of that.”TIP-INSBucks: Middleton also had eight assists. … George Hill returned after a nine-game absence with an adductor strain. He played seven scoreless minutes.Heat: It was the fourth time in franchise history that Miami lost when leading by 20 or more at the half. The Heat had been 51-0 all-time at home and 71-3 all-time overall with that big a lead at the break. … Miami signed guard Charles Cooke to a 10-day contract before the game. Cooke has been with the team’s G League affiliate in Sioux Falls. CLOSING INBucks center Brook Lopez was 0 for 1 from 3-point range. He’s now up to 436 3s attempted in the 2018-19 campaign, three shy of matching Channing Frye’s mark for the most ever by a 7-footer in a season. Frye tried 439 in 2010-11.ONLY ONEMiami was bidding to become the second team this season to beat Milwaukee twice. Only Phoenix has managed to do that so far in 2018-19.UP NEXTBucks: Host Philadelphia on Sunday.Heat: Host Charlotte on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting From there, Bucks 71, Heat 36. Milwaukee also became the first team in NBA history to trail by at least 20 at the break and wind up winning by at least 15 points.“We lost our energy in the second half,” said Justise Winslow, who led Miami with 20 points — all in the first half. The Heat’s lead over Orlando and Charlotte for the No. 8 spot in the Eastern Conference was trimmed to just one game.Hassan Whiteside had 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Heat, Josh Richardson scored 11 points and Dwyane Wade was one of four players with 10 for Miami. Wade bruised his right hip on a hard fall late in the third quarter.Khris Middleton scored 21 and Eric Bledsoe had 17 for the NBA-best Bucks, who improved to 52-17. Antetokounmpo was in total control of the second half, grabbing an offensive rebound with 2:40 left and throwing a no-look, behind-the-head pass to Bledsoe for a layup and a 110-92 lead. Most fans didn’t see it — they were long gone by then.“To do what we did in the second half, I’m just pleased with the guys the way they were able to flip it,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said. “Our defense fuels our offense. We want that to be our identity.”ADVERTISEMENT Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, right, blocks a shot by Miami Heat guard Josh Richardson during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 15, 2019, in Miami. The Bucks defeated the Heat 113-98. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)MIAMI— There was no yelling and screaming in the Milwaukee locker room at halftime. A little bit of film got reviewed, a couple adjustments got discussed, and the Bucks believed a 20-point deficit could be overcome.They were right.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertelast_img read more

Amazon rolls out $49.99 ‘mass market’ tablet, new Fire TV

first_imgAmazon.com Inc introduced on Thursday a $49.99 tablet, a price tag analysts said was low enough to set it apart in a crowded market and draw more customers to its online services.The new Fire tablet, one of several new and upgraded devices launched by Amazon, comes with a 7-inch (17 cm) wide screen and a front and back camera. It will start shipping on Sept. 30.”There’s one part of the tablet (market) that’s growing right now and….that’s sub $100 tablets,” said Dave Limp, senior vice president of Amazon devices, adding that the company’s $99 Fire HD was its best selling tablet last year.Analysts said there are few comparable tablets that cost as little as the new Fire. The device comes with a quad core processor and 12 gigabyte storage.”The lesson we learned from consumer electronics is that when the market matures consumers go cheaper…If you’re Amazon and you know this is going to happen you might as well join in,” said James McQuivey, principal analyst at Forrester.He called the $50 tablet a “gateway drug” for Amazon to attract new customers to Prime, a $99-a year shopping program estimated to have around 40 million global members.The potential to draw more customers may appease investors but could prove costly if Amazon fails to sell large volumes, analysts said.Amazon took a $170 million write down in the third quarter last year after it struggled to sell its inventory of $200 Fire smartphones. Amazon has said it does not plan to profit from devices but to drive more customers to services through the gadgets.advertisementAmazon on Thursday also rolled out a line of new, 8-inch and 10-inch Fire HD tablets and revamped Fire TV gadgets.The $99.99 Fire TV set-top box integrates its cloud-based virtual assistant Alexa, allowing viewers to check the weather, look up sports scores and play music.Amazon said viewers will soon be able to control home appliances through Fire TV, a function available on Echo, the company’s personal aide gadget that can control thermostats and lights.last_img read more

Paul Pogba Out of European Championship Qualifiers with Ankle Injury

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. European Championship qualifierFranceMatteo GuendouziPaul Pogba First Published: September 2, 2019, 11:36 PM IST Paris: An ankle injury is keeping Paul Pogba out of international duty with France, opening the door for Arsenal’s Matteo Guendouzi to win his first cap.Pogba was limping after playing 90 minutes in Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Southampton on Saturday in the English Premier League. France says he is out of the squad for upcoming European Championship qualifiers against Albania on Saturday, and Andorra on Sept. 10.United says “it remains unclear how serious his injury may be” ahead of an assessment. United next plays Leicester on Sept. 14.France has called up the 20-year-old Guendouzi to replace Pogba. He’s started all of Arsenal’s four league games, and set up a goal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on Sunday in a 2-2 draw with Tottenham.France is level on nine points at the top of qualifying Group H with Turkey and Iceland. last_img read more

Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Live Streaming: When and Where to Watch UP Yoddha vs Puneri Paltan Telecast

first_img pklPKL 7pro kabaddi 2019Pro Kabaddi League 2019 First Published: October 6, 2019, 5:18 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. UP Yoddha will welcome Puneri Paltan on home ground on Sunday at the Shaheed Vijay Singh Pathik Sports Complex, Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh. The Pro Kabaddi League 2019 match number 125 will be see UP Yoddha fight it out against Puneri Paltan in front of their home fans. The Pro Kabaddi League 2019 season 7 fixture will commence at 8:30PM. UP Yoddha led by skipper Nitesh Kumar have already qualified for the playoffs and will now look to maintain their upward trajectory. Meanwhile, Puneri Paltan who are out of the playoffs race, will look to upset the home side.The Pro Kabaddi League has entered into its 12th week. There are two matches lined up for Sunday with the first being between an in-inform Bengal Warriors and Patna Pirates at 7:30PM. In the second game of the day, the home team will take on Puneri Paltan at 8:30PM. This season 12 teams have participated in PKL 2019. The teams are Bengal Warriors, Bengaluru Bulls, Dabang Delhi KC, Gujarat Fortunegiants, Haryana Steelers, Jaipur Pink Panthers, Patna Pirates, Puneri Paltan, Tamil Thalaivas, Telugu Titans, U Mumba and UP Yoddha. What time will Pro Kabaddi League 2019 UP Yoddha vs Puneri Paltan match start?The 125th match of PKL 2019 season 7 is scheduled to start at 8:30PM. The match between UP Yoddha and Puneri Paltan will be played at the Shaheed Vijay Singh Pathik Sports Complex, Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh.Where to watch Pro Kabaddi League 2019 UP Yoddha vs Puneri Paltan clash on TV?The PKL 2019 UP Yoddha vs Puneri Paltan clash can be viewed on the television sets on sports channel Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD.Where to watch Pro Kabaddi League 2019 UP Yoddha vs Puneri Paltan match on live streaming?The live streaming of UP Yoddha vs Puneri Paltan, Pro Kabaddi League 2019 will be available on Hotstar. last_img read more

Paytm acquires majority stake in Insider.in

first_imgMumbai, Jul 13 (PTI) Paytm has acquired a majority stake in ticketing platform Insider.in, for events and properties, including NH7 Weekender, EDC and The Grub Fest, for an undisclosed amount.This will enable all Paytm customers discover a wide selection of events and book instantly, a company statement said.The countrys organised events industry is currently at Rs 4,000 crore, with organised sporting leagues and events accounting for the largest portion of ticket sales, according to industry estimates.Online ticketing accounts for only 10 per cent of the overall volume, due to limited event discovery.After establishing its online movie ticketing service spanning 3,500 screens across 550 cities, Paytm has been expanding into the events ticketing and discovery, helping customers discover events on its platform, it said in a statement.”Events discovery and ticket booking is a challenge for customers and organisers alike….We believe that digital discovery and events marketing expertise will increase supply of quality events in India. This is a natural extension for us as we continue to build India?s go-to destination for online movies and events,” Madhur Deora, Chief Financial Officer and SVP, Paytm said in a statement.Insider curates events and experiences so users can seamlessly discover the best way to spend their leisure time. The platform also provides tools, data and analytics to organisers that enables them to conceptualise, market and execute their events more efficiently.This partnership with Paytm would enable Insider.in to reach more organisers and exponentially grow this ecosystem in India, it said. PTI DSK NRB RYSadvertisementlast_img read more

Changing Saudi Arabia: Dipika, Joshna recall memorable stay

first_imgBy Bharat SharmaNew Delhi, Jan 11 (PTI) Not in even her wildest dreams, Indias leading squash player Dipika Pallikal imagined that she would visit Saudi Arabia one day but there she was in Riyadh for five days, competing in the first womens PSA event in the kingdom state.Pallikal had the company of her longtime India teammate Joshna Chinappa in the USD 165,000 World Series event that concludes Friday.They did not know what to expect before they landed there but have come back home with fond memories.”I never thought I would go there but it indeed was a memorable experience. I did not get the time to venture out but the stay was very comfortable and the hospitality was great,” Pallikal, who did well to reach the quarterfinals, told PTI after her return yesterday night.Chinappa, Indias highest-ranked player at 14, too had a good time.”An amazing experience here in Riyadh. Top class hospitality and event! Thank you @zalturki and @rbalsaud for all your efforts in making this happen!” she tweeted.The tournament is taking a place at a time when the country is attempting a shift from conservative to moderate under the leadership of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.In a series of reforms, Saudi Arabia has allowed women to drive, watch football games and is also set to lift a 35-year ban on cinemas.Ziad Al Turki, who is a Saudi and happens to be the chairman of the Professional Squash Association (PSA), played a big role in brining the event to country alongside Princess Reema bint Bandar Al Saud, the first female head of the Saudi Federation for Community Sports.advertisementThe cream of womens squash, including the world number one Nour El Sherbini, gathered in the kingdom state for a tournament that was not just about squash.On court too, it was not business as usual for the players, who were told not to wear sleeveless t-shirts and the men were not allowed to watch them play.”It was not the usual tournament experience but to be honest, when you are on court, you dont care about anything else,” said Pallikal.”We were advised against wearing sleeveless T-shirts but it was not much of an issue. One should respect the tradition and culture of the country you are in.”I did not venture out but the other girls did and had a good time. Overall, I would say it was the important to have a successful event and is definitely a step in the right direction,” added the 20th-ranked Indian who upset world number 10 Alison Waters en route to the quarters.While Pallikal lost to top seed Sherbini in the last eight, Chinappa went down against fifth seed Nicol David in the first tournament of 2018. PTI BS KHS KHSlast_img read more

More Green Ships Visit Antwerp Each Year

first_imgzoom The Belgian Port of Antwerp is handling ever bigger number of environmentally-friendly seagoing ships each year, according to the results of the Environment Ship Index (ESI) introduced in Antwerp in 2011.During the first nine months of 2015 the port had already granted discounts for 671 calls, up from 501 recorded in the past two years.In 2012 there were 462 calls in Antwerp by ships that qualified for the discount.ESI enables ports to grant a discount on port dues for ships that make a significant contribution to reducing emissions of pollutants such as NOx and SOx.Antwerp was one of the group of ports that first introduced the ESI in 2010, along with Le Havre, Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Hamburg. The index, developed as part of the World Port Climate Initiative (WPCI), gives a score for ships that emit fewer pollutants than the legal minimum imposed by the IMO and EU.The decision to grant discounts in Antwerp was one of the measures in the port’s action plan for particulates and NOx. In Antwerp a discount of 10% is accorded for all calls by ships with a score of 31 or more. The introduction of the measure is one of the initiatives taken by the port of Antwerp to promote sustainable enterprise.The fifth anniversary of the ESI was celebrated at a meeting in Paris on 3 and 4 December, coinciding with the climate summit meeting being held in the French capital at that time.last_img read more

Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img Local Area Office: 902-667-6236 Fax: 902-667-8294 Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 Fax: 902-883-8732 Local Area Office: 902-863-0364 Fax: 902-863-7482 HANTS COUNTY: Elmsdale Bridge Elmsdale Bridge on Trunk 2 between Elmsdale and Lantz is closeduntil September 2004. A detour is available around the bridge.Traffic control consists of a detour sign. Local Area Office: 902-679-6122 Fax: 902-679-6187 NEW WORK CAPE BRETON COUNTY: Highway 105 There will be full-lane closures on Highway 105, between GrovesPoint Road and the Highway 125 interchange near Halfway Road,from Monday, May 17 to Wednesday, June 30. Both directions oftraffic will be affected periodically while road crews carry outcold planing and asphalt paving. Most of the work will take place at night, between 7 p.m. and 7a.m. on weekdays and between 7 p.m. and 9 a.m. on weekends. Alternative routes will be available for local traffic only viaRoute 305 or the Georges River Road. Traffic control will consistof traffic control persons. Motorists should expect short delays during these times and areasked to use extra caution when driving in this area. Local Area Office: 902-756-2518 Fax: 902-756-3458 Local area office: 902-667-0366 Fax: 902-667-3424 CONTINUING WORK ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Highway 104 There will be one-lane closures on Highway 104 until Wednesday,June 30. The closure will begin near Exit 31A at Antigonish andextend 4.2 kilometres west. Both directions of traffic will beaffected periodically. This is to allow road crews to carry outguardrail installation and asphalt repaving. The closure will be in effect from Monday to Friday, between 7a.m. and 7 p.m Traffic control will consist of a pilot vehicle and motorists areasked to use extra caution when driving in this area. Local Area Office: 902-563-2255 Fax: 902-563-2517 CAPE BRETON COUNTY: Barra Strait Bridge Clearance for marine traffic will be restricted under the BarraStrait bridge at Grand Narrows until Wednesday, June 30. Apainting project is being carried out and the lift span will notbe in operation. Larger marine vessels will not be able to passunderneath the bridge during this period. The work will take place from Monday to Saturday, between 7 a.m.and 6 p.m There will be minimal delays for vehicles for short periods oftime. Traffic control will consist of traffic control persons. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 101 There will be occasional lane closures on Highway 101 near theOld Sackville Road underpass between Thursday, May 13 and Friday,May 28. Road crews will be carrying out bridge work between 7a.m. and 7 p.m. Both directions of traffic will be affected forshort periods of time only. Traffic control will consist of barriers and motorists are askedto exercise extra caution while driving in this area. Local Area office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 PICTOU COUNTY: Carmichael Road Toney River Bridge on Carmichael Road in Pictou County is closeduntil further notice. Traffic control consists of signage. Adetour is available on Popular Hill Road and Meadowville StationRoad. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 103 Blasting will take place on Highway 103, at exits 3 and 4,between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. until September 2004. Both eastboundand westbound motorists may experience short delays. Trafficcontrol consists of traffic control persons. Work takes placefrom 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Various Locations There will be lane closures on various trunks, routes and localroads in Cumberland County from Monday, May 17 to Wednesday, June Local Area Office: 902-485-5254 Fax: 902-485-7047 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Route 209 Route 209, from North Greville Road westerly, will be reduced toone lane beginning Monday, May 17 until further notice. Road crews will be carrying out ditching and repaving workweekdays between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. Traffic control will consistof traffic control persons. Local Area Office: 902-860-5615 Fax: 902-860-5616 Work will take place weekdays between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. and asingle lane will be open at all times during construction. KINGS COUNTY: Simpson Bridge Simpson Bridge on Gaspereau River Road is closed for majorrepairs. Detour signage is available. Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 Fax: 902-835-1860 INVERNESS COUNTY: Cabot Trail (Trunk 30) Motorists are advised that there will be one-lane closures on theCabot Trail (Trunk 30) until Wednesday, June 30, while repavingwork is being carried out. The closures will begin at Point deHavre Road in Cheticamp and extend north to Cape Breton HighlandsNational Park. The closures will be in effect weekdays between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.Both directions of traffic will be affected periodically. Traffic control will be in place and motorists are asked to useextra caution while driving in this area. During this period, road crews will be carrying out paving, shouldering and gravel patching. -30-last_img read more

Stars Sign Up For Annual St Jude Thanks And Giving Campaign

first_imgJennifer Aniston, Robin Williams, Sofia Vergara, Shaun White, Michael Strahan and Luis Fonsi join Marlo Thomas in leading a star-studded roster of celebrities lending their time and talents in support of the 10th annual St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign.St. Jude Thanks and Giving celebrity supporter Jennifer Aniston smiles alongside St. Jude patient CashSt. Jude Thanks and Giving is an unprecedented union of celebrities, media and 60 of the nation’s leading brands and companies that asks consumers to donate while they shop this holiday season and join St. Jude in finding cures and saving children. National television spots and movie theatre trailers featuring the stars alongside St. Jude patients will debut Thanksgiving week and continue running through the end of the year.This year, a new slate of exclusive online videos starring Darius Rucker, Leslie Grace, Raúl Gonzalez, Pamela Silva Conde and Daisy Fuentes have been created for the campaign. Fans from around the world will be able to view these spots from their tablets and smart phone devices across various social media and popular websites.“Every year I get the opportunity to meet extraordinary children from St. Jude and be a part of the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign,” said Jennifer Aniston. “The research at St. Jude is shared across the country and helps so many families. This is my 8th year working with St. Jude and it is so rewarding to be a part of the team that helps save children’s lives.”In addition to the national television and online spots, St. Jude celebrity friends Sabrina Soto, Jennette McCurdy and Olivia Holt have created and designed special gifts that will be for sale during the holiday season on giftshop.stjude.org with 100 percent of profits going back to the hospital.“It’s an honor to be a part of the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital family,” said Robin Williams. “This year I appeared with Darcy in one of the St. Jude Thanks and Giving television spots. Darcy and children like her from communities across America benefit from the lifesaving research and treatment being done every day at St. Jude. It means a lot to me to be involved.”“It’s a privilege to be a part of the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Thanks and Giving campaign,” added Sofia Vergara. “As a mother and a cancer survivor, I can’t think of anything more important than helping to support the lifesaving work being done every day at St. Jude which is helping saves the lives of children around the world. I hope everyone will join me and support St. Jude in the fight against childhood cancer.”Created in 2004 by Marlo, Terre and Tony Thomas – children of St. Jude founder Danny Thomas – the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign began as a holiday-focused fundraising effort and has grown into an annual tradition that has raised more than $387 million thanks to tremendous public support.“My father, Danny Thomas, founded St. Jude with big dreams and it was in that light that we created the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign ten years ago,” said Marlo Thomas. “Since the beginning, we have been blessed to have the support from our wonderful family of celebrities. It warms my heart that year after year, they lend their time, talent and generous spirit to help St. Jude raise the funds that allow us to continue our mission of finding cures and saving children’s lives.”The national television spots will air on network and cable television channels, as well as online, in both English and Spanish. In addition, celebrities will be featured in a 60-second movie trailer that will appear in theatres nationwide – including Regal Entertainment Group, AMC Theatres, Cinemark, Carmike Cinemas and many others – as well as on American Airlines and Delta Air Lines flights. All of the spots, as well as exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, will debut at stjude.org in late November.The campaign receives additional support from celebrity friends Cedric the Entertainer, Lily Aldridge, Mark Steines, Mike Wolfe, Peyton List, Prince Royce, Maná, Banda El Recodo, Carlos Vives, Chino y Nacho, Danna Garcia, Luis Enrique, Natalia Jimenez, Candela Ferroin and Toby Love the form of radio spots, social media support, participation in the St. Jude Give thanks. Walk. and more.Throughout the months of November and December, consumers shopping where the St. Jude logo is displayed can make a donation at checkout or purchase specialty items that benefit St. Jude. Those wanting to support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude are also invited to donate online at stjude.org or by phone at 800-4STJUDE.last_img read more

CPPIB and Texas partner to purchase oil and gas assets in Ohio

first_imgHOUSTON – A partnership which includes the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has signed an agreement to acquire oil and gas assets in Ohio for about C$2.6 billion in cash.Encino Acquisition Partners (EAP) — comprised of the CPPIB and Houston-based Encino Energy — is purchasing more than 364,000 hectares of land on which about 900 wells produce more than 600 million cubic feet of gas equivalent per day.EAP says it plans to operate multiple drilling rigs on the properties to boost production and cash flow.The transaction is subject to customary regulatory approvals and is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2018.“With a multi-decade inventory of development projects held by 920 producing wells, the Utica acquisition provides an excellent start for EAP, said Encino CEO Hardy Murchison.“With a strong balance sheet and a partner of CPPIB’s stature, EAP is well positioned for continued growth through drilling and acquisitions.”The CPPIB invests money not needed by the Canada Pension Plan to pay current benefits and had $356.1 billion in assets as of March 31, 2018.last_img read more

Visiting UN envoy urges Myanmar authorities to build on recent developments

Vijay Nambiar, the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Myanmar, said he listened to as many parties as possible about their hopes, expectations and concerns at this “critical juncture” for the country’s future direction. “In this process, strong concerns were expressed by many parties about the process and outcome of the recent elections, which I have urged the Government and the Union Election Commission to address as transparently as possible. This is important for laying the foundation of a credible transition,” he told reporters in Yangon at the end of a two-day visit.The 7 November election, the first to be held in the country in 20 years, was part of a Government-designed timetable towards greater democratization. However, the polls drew strong concern, including from Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon who said the vote was held in conditions that were “insufficiently inclusive, participatory and transparent.”During his visit, Mr. Nambiar, who is also Chief of Staff for the Secretary-General, met with pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who was recently released after being under house arrest for much of the past two decades, and members of her party, the National League for Democracy. He also met with representatives of some of the major political parties who participated in the 7 November polls and members of civil society groups. “The United Nations has respected the position of all parties regarding the elections. It now encourages them to work constructively for the national interest. In order to succeed, any political transition should be broad-based and inclusive, and involve not only those who participated and won seats in the election, but also those who did not or could not,” said Mr. Nambiar. In this connection, he called for the release of the estimated 2,200 political prisoners still detained in the country. Mr. Nambiar, whose visit was carried out at the invitation of the Government and in continuation of the good offices dialogue between the UN and Myanmar, reaffirmed the world body’s long-term commitment to continue to work with the Government and people of Myanmar in their efforts to address the political, humanitarian and developmental challenges facing their country. 28 November 2010A United Nations envoy on Sunday encouraged Myanmar authorities to build on recent developments towards democracy and national reconciliation, and to address concerns about the recent elections. read more

Saskatchewan government says its disappointed in Alberta beer tax appeal

REGINA — The Saskatchewan government says it will vigorously defend Canadian interests in an appeal involving a beer tax in Alberta.An internal trade panel ruled earlier this month that Alberta providing what amounts to beer tax rebates to its small breweries discriminates against out-of-province beers.The panel gave Alberta six months to change the program, but the province is appealing the decision.Dustin Duncan, Saskatchewan’s acting minister responsible for trade, says the government is disappointed that Alberta has decided to appeal.Duncan says the panel decision supports a level playing field for beer, which is good for consumers and the Canadian craft beer industry.He says the Alberta government “needs to do the right thing and comply with the ruling.”“We certainly applaud the ruling. We think that Alberta is in the wrong and … the ruling does confirm Saskatchewan’s position,” Duncan said Wednesday.“I think this is a good day for trade in Canada, but we’ll obviously have to see what Alberta’s going to do going forward.”The dispute began nearly two years ago when the Alberta government made brewers outside of Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia pay a markup of $1.25 a litre.Opponents argued that was a violation of free trade and Alberta ultimately acquiesced. A year ago, it changed its beer rules again.This time, it made all beer producers in Alberta and elsewhere pay the same $1.25 a litre. But it also introduced grants to help Alberta producers expand their businesses, in essence returning the markup amount.Artisan Ales, a Calgary-based importer of beer from places such as Quebec and Europe, filed a complaint with the internal trade panel. Artisan Ales co-owner Mike Tessier said the price changes damaged his business and hurt other distributors.The Saskatchewan government supported the brewer’s complaint as an intervener.The Alberta government also faces a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of its beer policies. The court case is set to resume in September.Toronto-based Steam Whistle Brewing and Saskatoon-based Great Western Brewing Co. say Alberta’s beer grants unfairly favour its producers and effectively erect an unconstitutional trade barrier. read more

Sri Lanka notes significant role played by Norway in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka today noted the significant role played by Norway in Sri Lanka which has contributed to Sri Lanka’s social and human development.The Foreign Ministry said in a statement today that Norway has been a longstanding development partner of Sri Lanka since the early 1970s, and its development assistance has contributed significantly to Sri Lanka’s social and human development. Norwegian State Secretary for Development Cooperation, Jens Frølich Holte, concluded a three-day visit to Sri Lanka on Saturday 23 June 2018. Holte also visited Jaffna where he met with local fishermen and their families in Gurunagar, and took part in a beach cleanup with local community and the Marine Environment Protection Authority. He also opened a vegetable and fruit packing centre associated with the Palali Agriculture Producer’s Sales Cooperative Society.On Saturday  23 June, State Secretary Holte  opened a Business Conference on Blue Economy for participants from the maritime, marine and aquaculture sectors in both countries, to look at promoting ocean-based industries and building partnerships within the blue economy sector. (Colombo Gazette) Discussions focused on shared interests and common challenges of sustainable use of the oceans and management of marine litter, ongoing cooperation in the fisheries sector, marine spatial planning, progress in peacebuilding and reconciliation, and economic development, including promotion of two-way tourism, between the two countries.State Secretary Holte’s visit to Sri Lanka took place in the context of following up on agreed areas of cooperation during bilateral discussions that took place between President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg in Colombo in August 2016. The visit coincided with the arrival of the Norwegian Marine Research Vessel Dr. Fridtjof Nansen, one of the most advanced research vessels in the world (owned by NORAD and jointly operated by the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research (IMR) and the University of Bergen (UIB)). The vessel will undertake a 26-day research journey around Sri Lanka and help map marine resources. Assistance to survey Sri Lanka’s fish resources and marine eco system using the research vessel including technical assistance to develop a national fisheries policy framework  are important elements of  Sri Lanka – Norway cooperation in the fisheries sector.Norway’s development cooperation with Sri Lanka also focuses on priority areas linked to the UN Sustainable Development Goals related to climate change, conservation of the ocean, peace and justice, gender equality and affordable and clean energy. During the visit, the State Secretary addressed the Symposium on “SDG 14 – Life Below Water”on 21 June, which was organized by the Ministry of Fisheries, in collaboration with the Norwegian Embassy in Colombo and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. During the visit, State Secretary Holte held meetings with the Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development and Rural Economy Vijith Vijayamuni Zoysa, Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of City Planning and Water Supply Rauff Hakeem, Leader of the Opposition R. Sampanthan, State Minister of Foreign Affairs Vasantha Senanayake and Foreign Secretary Prasad Kariyawasam. read more

Mens hockey OSU travels to rocky Colorado for opener at No 3

OSU junior forward Nick Schilkey (7) during a game against Brock on Oct. 3 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Lantern File PhotoIn the 2014-15 season, the Ohio State men’s hockey team opened up its season at home against the Providence Friars. The Buckeyes split the series, but little did they know at the time they were facing the eventual national champions.Now opening the 2016-17 season as the second favorite to win the Big Ten conference, OSU will face a legitimate title contender in the third-ranked Denver Pioneers.OSU’s offense was sharp early and often against Wilfrid-Laurier University in an exhibition on Oct. 2. The team scored two goals in the first period, then followed that up with four more in the second, including a hat trick from sophomore forward Dakota Joshua. Against Denver, the Buckeyes will face a faster, bigger, more skilled team who poses a significant barrier for OSU’s highly potent offense; a threshold senior captain forward Nick Schilkey and the rest of the team didn’t have to confront in its exhibition.“We’ve talked about their speed versus our speed. We know if we make a mistake, they’re going to be right down our throats,” Schilkey said. “We’re excited to play one of the top teams in the country.”The No. 3 Pioneers were an at-large bid into the NCAA tournament last season out of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference and eventually made the Frozen Four for the program’s 15th time. Fifth-year coach Jim Montgomery returns five of his top 10 goal scorers and four of his top 10 points leaders from a season ago.Sophomore forward Dylan Gambrell was a force in his inaugural season in 2015-16, finishing second on the team in goals (17), assists (30) and points.On the backline, senior defenseman Will Butcher was a captain on last year’s Frozen Four team and will continue to be an integral part of a Denver defense which ranked 15th in the country with 2.34 goals allowed per game in 2015-16.Besides the caliber of play Denver possesses, OSU will have to deal with an external factor: the altitude.For any team in any sport, playing in Denver hosts the issue of being able to perform at a high altitude. The University of Denver is at an estimated 5,345 feet above sea level, compared to Columbus being at 746 feet. Junior forward Christian Lampasso said that he’s taking extra precautions before Friday’s game.“I’m a little scared. I’ve got a little bit of asthma so I’m bringing all of my inhalers,” Lampasso said.Coach Steve Rohlik has a group of seniors this season that he hasn’t had in his previous three years at Ohio State. After last season’s 0-8 start, the Buckeyes are looking to get off to a fast start and be considered among the elite teams in college hockey. Going into Denver, Lampasso said last season’s brutal beginning is water under the bridge.“I don’t think our guys need to be reminded of how we’ve done in the past. They know that,” Rohlik said. “I go back to the parity of college hockey … anybody can beat anybody on any given night.”Rohlik said on Wednesday that he wasn’t sure who would start in net between senior goaltenders Christian Frey and Matt Tomkins. Frey started the exhibition game, and Tomkins entered the contest in the second period. Rohlik said he was pleased with their play. Frey allowed one goal on 13 shots. Tomkins faced 12 shots and allowed a powerplay goal.Following its game against Denver at the IceBreaker Tournament, the Buckeyes will face either Boston College or Air Force. Boston College is ranked fifth in the USCHO.com preseason poll.“I think it gives us an early look at what we are, who we are and where we stand,” Rohlik said. “We know we’re going to have our hands full and we got to play our best game.” read more

Woman 64 gives birth to twins in Spain

Spanish 64-year-old gives birth to healthy twins in Burgos(BBC) A 64-year-old woman has successfully given birth to healthy twins – a boy and a girl – in Burgos, northern Spain.The Recoletas Hospital delivered the twins by Caesarean section, the usual method in such rare cases.The unnamed woman had undergone fertility treatment in the US, Spanish media report. The hospital has posted a video clip of the Caesarean delivery.In 2012 the woman gave birth to a girl, who was later taken into care by social services, amid welfare concerns.One of the twins filmed immediately after being born (Recoletas Hospital videoscreengrab)Social workers said the girl was being brought up isolated, poorly clothed and with bad personal hygiene, the Spanish daily El Pais reported.No decision has been taken yet about the mother’s twins. They and the mother are reported to be in good health in hospital. The boy weighs 2.4kg (5.3 pounds) and the girl 2.2kg (4.8 pounds).The delivery went without complications.Part of the birth was shown in a video clip posted by the hospitalIn recent years, El Pais reports, two other Spanish women in their 60s have given birth to healthy babies.In April 2016 an Indian woman in her 70s, Daljinder Kaur, gave birth to a healthy boy in India’s Haryana state after fertility treatment. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMother pregnant with twins told by doctors she was only carrying one child following caesareanSeptember 23, 2015In “Business”Indian woman, 73, gives birth to twin girlsSeptember 6, 2019In “latest news”13-Y-0 gives birth to twins at Suddie HospitalApril 20, 2015In “Crime” read more

Plain pack cigarettes will save lives and prevent child smokers

first_imgYesNoI’m not sure reallyVoteRead: Reilly knew about Taoiseach’s tobacco meeting, but “would not” go>More: Cigarettes, tobacco and counterfeit vodka seized in €1.5 million sting operation> Yes (1086) Minister James Reilly holds up what the new cigarette packets will look like. (Image: Dept. of Health)Child deathsThe Irish Cancer Society and the Irish Heart Foundation welcomed the Government’s announcement believing it will lead to less child smokers. They have urged the Government not to delay on  introducing the plain packs.Meanwhile, the group, Retailers Against Smuggling has reacted angrily to the announcement and accused Minister Reilly of not ‘giving a damn’ about independent retailers. The retail group said plain packaging would make it easier to make illegal cigarettes and therefore, benefit criminals.RAS spokesman Benny Gilsenan added that the sale of illegal cigarettes was severely damaging small retailers’ turnover and impulse purchases and that on average, shop owners were losing 30 per cent of sales due to smuggling.The makers of John Player also issued a statement agreeing with RAS and said plain packaging would merely cut the supply chain costs for criminals and will have no impact on smoking consumption rates.Minister Reilly acknowledged there would be many arguments for and against such an introduction, but what do you think?Poll: Do you welcome the introduction of plain pack cigarettes? Updated with new image 20.15AHEAD OF WORLD No Tobacco Day on Friday, the Minister for Health James Reilly has announced that Ireland is to become the second country in the world to introduce plain packets of cigarettes, after Australia.Minister Reilly said he was “confident that this legislation will be justified and supported purely by the fact that it will save lives”.Over 5,200 people die every year from tobacco related diseases and one in every two smokers will die from their addiction.Research has shown that packaging has been used effectively to reassure consumers about the risks of smoking by using the words “mild” or “light”. Imagery and colours are also used to influence consumers.The plain packs will have no branding, such as trademarks, logos, colours and graphics.  A uniform typeface will be used for all brands and the packs would all be in one plain, neutral colour. I’m not sure really (680) No (1879) Poll Results:last_img read more

Updated card for 211 NXT Takeover Rival live special

first_img Now Playing Up Next Facebook Videos Articles Pinterest Sasha Banks Gets Cagey When Asked About Feud With Alexa Bliss WWE announces live special SMACKVILLE streaming on the WWE Network July 27 Impact announces main event for A Night You Can’t MIST Impact Plus Live Special Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next WWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between Brands Google+ Charlotte Flair Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Match announced for next week’s 205 Live, 8-Man Elimination from TLC PPV in 2015 Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Becky Lynch Now Playing Up Next Becky Lynch Announces Replacement to Face Ronda Rousey Now Playing Up Next Charlotte Flair And Becky Lynch Involved In Brawl At An Unlikely Location Ronda Rousey The following is the updated card for the 2/11 WWE NXT Takeover: Rival live special on the WWE Network:* NXT Title: Sami Zayn (c) vs. Kevin Owens* NXT Women’s Title: Charlotte vs. Bayley vs. Sasha Banks vs. Becky Lynch* NXT Title #1 Contenders Tournament Finals: Adrian Neville vs. Finn Balor* NXT Tag Team Titles: Buddy Murphy & Wesley Blake (c’s) vs. The Lucha Dragons* No DQ: Baron Corbin vs. Bull DempseyWWE.com: WWE NXT TakeOver: Rival to air live on WWE Network on Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 8 p.m. ETRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between BrandsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:30 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Asuka, Becky Lynch, And Charlotte In Triple Threat Title Match Videos Articleslast_img read more

Senator suggests standing Parliamentary Committee to fight crime

first_imgPhoto Credit: JIS Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Recommended for youcenter_img Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKingston, Jamaica, February 7, 2017 – Opposition Senator, Lambert Brown, has suggested the establishment of a Standing Parliamentary Committee dedicated to crime reduction.Mr. Brown made the suggestion while addressing the State of the Nation Debate in the Senate this past Friday (February 3).  “This will focus the country’s attention on solution to our crime problem; hopefully show that the anti-crime fighting efforts are bipartisan and direct the attention of all our leaders to a major obstacle to economic growth and development,” he said.He further suggested that use should be made of laws already passed by Parliament to cripple enterprises that have done so much to damage the image of the country.  “Focus our police service on the outcome of increasing conviction rates of guilty criminals, through improved investigatory techniques, including the use of Science and Technology,” Mr. Brown said.  He also said partnerships among the State, Private Sector, Churches, Civil Society and the communities should be strengthened, so that criminals cannot impact the areas.The State of the Nation Debate gives Senators the opportunity to address issues of national importance. It also gives Cabinet Ministers in the Senate an opportunity to address their portfolio responsibilities while highlighting Government policies and programmes. ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDTlast_img read more