Round 5: Horn still connecting

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Round 4: Pacquiao trying to retaliate, Horn bloodied Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games And Horn connects with a two-punch combo.Pacquiao connects with the right looper.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsAnd despite the damage Pacquiao has taken, it’s Horn who has a deformed nose.Pacquiao manages to connect with the left. MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong What ‘missteps’? Jeff Horn of Australia, left, lands a left to Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines, right, during their WBO World Welterweight title fight in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, July 2, 2017. APJeff Horn is still the aggressive one and he pins Manny Pacquiao once more to the ropes.Pacquiao, though, doesn’t seem to mind the damage he’s taking.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Salado the hero as Arellano repulses JRU in OT

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKent Salado was the hero Arellano needed and on Tuesday, he made sure everyone knew.The speedy playmaker drained the game-winning one-hander with 0.3 seconds to spare over the outstretched arms of Abdel Poutouochi to carry the Chiefs to a thrilling 73-72 overtime victory over Jose Rizal University in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant MOST READ Despite his impressive showing, the Cagayan de Oro-born guard almost went down as the goat as he muffed two freebies with 9.8 seconds left in regulation which could have iced the game.JRU took advantage as Tey Teodoro recovered the ball in the waning seconds and found Jed Mendoza who banked the game-tying trey from the left wing with 0.2 ticks left to send the game to overtime at 62-all.Zach Nicholls also found his range, shooting 3-of-7 from beyond the arc to wound up with 13 markers and four boards, while Lervin Flores got seven points and 15 rebounds in the victory.It was a tough outing for Mendoza, who split his freebies to put the Heavy Bombers up by one, 72-71, with 4.0 seconds remaining in the extra period, but saw his efforts go down the drain no thanks to Salado’s superb finish.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ SALADO WINS IT! #NCAASeason93— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) July 18, 2017 “We’re so happy and I don’t know how to describe it,” remarked coach Jerry Codiñera. “The game was so intense and it was a huge character builder for us because we built our trust on each other.”Salado fired 25 points, on top of eight assists, six rebounds, and two steals to lead Arellano to its second win in three outings.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Police arrest Spanish soccer federation president and son Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress MJ Dela Virgen topscored for JRU (1-2) with 15 points and four rebounds, while Tey Teodoro also collected 15 markers and three boards before going down with cramps in overtime.The Scores:ARELLANO 73 – Salado 25, Nicholls 13, Flores 7, Enriquez 6, Canete 6, Meca 4, Villoria 4, Ongolo Ongolo 4, Alcoriza 4, Dela Cruz 0, Rivera 0, Padilla 0, Concepcion 0, Abanes 0.JRU 72 – Dela Virgen 15, Teodoro 15, Poutouochi 11, Grospe 10, Mendoza 9, Abdul Razak 4, Lasquety 3, David 2, Castor 2, Bordon 1.Quarters: 15-17, 28-35, 44-48, 62-62, 73-72. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View commentslast_img read more

Asiad Bridge champions yet to receive India team blazers

first_imgKolkata, Sep 3 (PTI) They won a gold and couple of bronze medals at the just concluded Asian Games but Indian bridge contingent continue to be the victims of the official apathy from the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), who are yet to provide them with team blazers. The medal-winning members are planning to stitch IOA logos on their old blazers so that they are “eligible” for the official photo-op scheduled for Wednesday, non-playing captain and coach of the Indian men’s bridge team Debasish Ray said. “Initially, we were told that we will not get any kits but later (after sports ministry’s intervention) we got the jerseys but we have not still received the team blazers.” “The official reception is just round the corner so we have thought of stitching the logos on our own,” Ray said at a meet-the-press programme at the Calcutta Sports Journalists’ Club Monday. Being non-affiliated, the IOA had at first refused to provide clothes including ceremonial wear but later the Sports Ministry stepped in and bore the cost of kits and uniforms. Bridge was included in the Asian Games for the first time but the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) initially refused to clear the Indian contingent for the Games. “Even our departure was uncertain… We got the clearance only three days before the Games, that too after the intervention of HCL chief Shiv Nadar (on the sidelines of HCL International Bridge Championship in New Delhi),” Ray recalled. Shibnath De Sarkar and Pranab Bardhan won a gold in the pairs event, while Sumit Mukherjee and Debabrata Majumder won bronze in the team event.advertisement India had also won a second bronze in mixed pairs event at the Indonesia Asiad that concluded Sunday. But they continue to be deprived of any recognition as the West Bengal state government, which promptly announced Rs 10 lakh and a job for another Asian Games gold medallist Swapna Barman, is yet to announce anything. But the Kolkata-based Asian Games medal winning quartet are non-complaining. Rather, they are appealing for an infrastructure where Bengal’s bridge players which form the largest in India with about 2200, can assemble and play. “We don’t want money but what we want is a permanent place to play and discuss bridge, in a centrally located area so that players can come easily… It need not be huge but a hall would do,” De Sarkar said echoing the general refrain. It was in April this year, the Bengal Bridge Association struggled to find a venue for a national tournament after the state government cancelled permission for Khudiram Anushilan Kendra for panchayat elections, coach Ray recalled. “We were allotted Biswa Bangla Convention Centre in New Town for which we had to play a hefty rent of Rs 7-8 lakh,” Ray said, underlining their plea for a permanent venue. PTI TAP KHSKHSlast_img read more

Daily Mullets (October 28)

first_imgBen Grogan on setting the all-time scoring record.WVU NewsOSU-WVU — a condensed history. [PFB]Good film study here on WVU: Different year, same Dana. [PFB]Dana says he was hired at OSU for one reason. [PFB]Players to watch for WVU. [PFB]Around the LeagueHow the average Big 12 coaching salary looks compared to other conferences. Good post here. [LGG]Hoops NewsBrad Underwood said he’s just going to climb into the stands and watch Homecoming & Hoops tonight with the students. [NewsOK]The best and worst day of Brad Underwood’s career at SFA. [PFB]Travis Ford has landed three (!) top 150 recruits thus far. [PFB]Vine’s deadNoooooo! [The Verge]Top 10 Vines from Up The Thunder. [UTT]Two absolute gems from me. I’ll post a top 10 list later.This will probably always be my favorite Vine ever.— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) October 27, 2016 I am headed to Stillwater this morning. Carson and I are doing a live podcast on Saturday night between 7-7:30 p.m. (depending on what time he can hustle over there). We will be at Hideaway with David Glidden. Everyone should come out!Football NewsBerry Tramel on Big 12 parity: “That’s outstanding parity and would be exalted if not for the Big 12’s other problems, from dysfunction in the board room to dysfunction in defensive secondaries.” [NewsOK]Of Mike Gundy’s 99 wins, which was the most important? [PFB]Vincent Taylor’s dad on his son’s upbringing: “It was pretty rough for Vincent. He got labeled as a refugee; he got teased for that. He was a big kid, too, and other kids challenged him. From elementary school to middle school, it was very difficult and hard for my son.” [ESPN]Gundy on college football: “They’re going to blink and this will be gone. Most of us that are coaches would love to go back and do it again. It’s like anything else in life. You don’t enjoy it until it’s too late. And I try to stress that to them. Things that are important. Your preparation through the week, what you can control.” [Tulsa World]Mason Rudolph on the WVU defense: “I think they’re good at what they do. We prepared a lot for that this spring and have a lot of stuff on tape we’re going to install.” [NewsOK]Rudolph on getting The President the rock: “[Bracket coverage has] been happening all year and he still gets production. We’ve got to find better ways to get him the ball and we will.” [Tulsa World]This is awesome. From Gundy: “Eddie told me a long time ago, ‘Mike, you’d better have thick skin to be a head coach. It had better be really thick if you’re gonna be the coach at OSU.’ He said, ‘Ultimately people grade success by wins and losses, and if you’re at Oklahoma State it’s not always easy to win. So you’d better believe in yourself and you’d better have thick skin.’” [Tulsa World]Mike Yurcich on WVU’s defense: “They’re a unique defense in that they can drop eight defenders and then also play eight-man front football. So they’re very unique in their style. They create some challenges for you offensively, and it’s a challenge that we’re very eager to meet this week.” [NewsOK]Get hype. If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!center_img This one is pretty great too. RIP Vine.— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) October 27, 2016last_img read more

SHI Wins Order for LNG Carrier Pair

first_imgzoom South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has inked a contract with compatriot natural gas company Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) for the construction of two small-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers. Under the terms of the USD 100 million contract, the ships are expected to be delivered in May and December 2019.The 7,500 cbm vessels, to be equipped with KC-1 cargo containment system, will transport LNG from Tongyeong, Gyeongsangnam-do, to Jeju Island, according to the shipbuilder.As informed, one of the two carriers will be capable of LNG bunkering.The new deal marks SHI’s entering into “promising” small-scale LNG carrier and LNG-bunkering markets, SHI said.So far, SHI has won orders worth USD 2.3 billion. They include eight tankers, two LNG carriers, one LNG floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) and one floating production unit (FPU).last_img read more

Man Stabbed to Death in Messi vs Ronaldo Argument

By Jonathan WalshRabat – A man was stabbed to death in India after arguing with a friend over whether Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo or Barcelona’s Lionel Messi was a better footballer.The incident took place in Mumbai on Sunday morning following birthday party of the victim on the previous night. Inspector Kiran Kabadi told AFP sources that Michael Chukwuma, 21, had subsequently been charged over the killing of Obina Durumchukwu, 34.“The two were discussing football players. One is a fan of Messi and the other was for Ronaldo,” the police inspector said.He continued, “During the conversation, a quarrel broke out. The deceased threw a glass into the face of the murder. The glass broke and caused him small injuries.“After that, the accused took the broken glass and assaulted the victim, who died of heavy bleeding.”The debate between who is more talented between Messi and Ronaldo is a hot topic between football fans. The two have dominated the annual Ballon d’Or Accolade for best footballer since 2008. Portuguese national captain Ronaldo has received the award three times, while Argentinian Messi has won it five times. read more

Top UN official welcomes Lebanese recognition of Iraqi refugees

Lebanese authorities are giving Iraqis who either entered the country illegally or overstayed their visas a total of three months – as of the start of this week – to regularize their status, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported yesterday.The agency said the decision will result in the release from detention of hundreds of Iraqis, many of whom had already served their sentences but were still being held.Stephane Jaquemet, UNHCR’s representative in Lebanon, described the Lebanese Government’s decision as courageous.“The Lebanese decision is of particular significance given that it has been taken at a time when the country has been facing political turmoil and volatile security,” he said.Speaking in Amman, Jordan, at the end of a week-long visit to Jordan, Syria and Iraq, High Commissioner António Guterres said the move would create “protection space” in Lebanon for Iraqis fleeing threats or the widespread sectarian violence in their homeland.He also said the agency would assist those released from detention and their families, including by providing legal aid to help Iraqis regularize their status, a process that includes obtaining residence and work permits.“UNHCR’s priority will be to assist detainees upon release as, after several months of detention, many of them will be destitute,” Mr. Guterres said. “We will also help as many Iraqis as possible obtain work permits so that they can become? self-sufficient and lead a dignified life.”More than three-quarters of the estimated 50,000 Iraqis living in Lebanon are believed to have entered the country illegally, according to a survey conducted late last year. UNHCR has so far formally registered 9,939 Iraqis and started providing medical, educational and material assistance to them, while another 1,462 have been resettled from Lebanon to third countries. 21 February 2008The United Nations refugee agency has praised Lebanon for agreeing to recognize thousands of Iraqi refugees who had previously been considered to be illegal immigrants requiring detention. read more

UN chief deplores deadly terrorist attack in Iran

According to media reports, at least 42 people died in the suicide bombing in the Sistan-Baluchistan province of Iran, which borders with Pakistan and Afghanistan.The attacker detonated the bomb at a meeting of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards and local tribesmen in the south-eastern region of the country.In a statement attributable to his spokesperson, Mr. Ban today extended his condolences to the families of the victims as well as to the Government, wishing a full recovery to those wounded in the attack. 19 October 2009Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned yesterday’s deadly terrorist attacks in Iran which killed dozens of people and injured many more. read more

Nine hour water cut to affect parts of Colombo District

The disruption will affect Wellawatta, Dehiwala, Mount Lavinia, Ratmalana, Kalubowila, several parts of Nugegoda including Nedimala, Rajagiriya Royal Park, Lake Garden, Bandaranayakepura, Pelawatta and Mulleriyawa.The water supply in Colombo 05 will be at low pressure. A Nine hour water cut will affect parts of the Colombo District from tonight to tomorrow (Sunday), the National Water Supply and Drainage Board said.The nine hour water cut will be imposed from 9.00pm today to 6.00am tomorrow.

Trump seeks probe by his trade office of Chinas practices

President Donald Trump holds up a signed memorandum calling for a trade investigation of China, Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) by Jonathan Lemire And Josh Boak, The Associated Press Posted Aug 14, 2017 2:13 am MDT Last Updated Aug 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BEDMINSTER, N.J. – Even as he seeks Beijing’s help on North Korea, President Donald Trump asked his trade office on Monday to consider investigating China for the alleged theft of American technology and intellectual property.Trump, in the midst of a 17-day vacation, left his New Jersey golf club to return to the White House to sign an executive action on the probe. He suggested that more steps would be taken against China on trade issues.“This is just the beginning — I want to tell you that,” Trump said. “This is just the beginning.”There is no deadline for deciding if any investigation is necessary. Such an investigation easily could last a year.In a phone call Friday, Trump praised Chinese President Xi Jinping for backing the recent U.N. vote to impose tougher sanctions on North Korea, and the leaders reaffirmed their commitment to a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula. But Trump also told Xi about the move toward a possible inquiry into China’s trade practices, according to two U.S. officials familiar with that conversation. They were not authorized to publicly discuss the private call and spoke on condition of anonymity.China announced Monday it will cut off imports of North Korean coal, iron and lead ore and other goods in three weeks under U.N. sanctions imposed against Pyongyang.In an editorial Monday, the China Daily, a mouthpiece of the ruling Communist Party, linked Trump’s trade announcement against China to his disappointment over China’s purported failure to rein in North Korea. The newspaper said a trade probe, which could lead to punitive tariffs on Chinese exports, would “poison” U.S.-China relations.Trump wants government officials to look at Chinese practices that force American companies to share their intellectual property in order to gain access to the world’s second-largest economy. Many U.S. businesses must create joint ventures with Chinese companies and turn over valuable technology assets, a practice that Washington says stifles U.S. economic growth.Trump’s action amounts to a request that his trade representative determine whether an investigation is needed under the Trade Act of 1974. If an investigation begins, the U.S. government could seek remedies either through or outside of the World Trade Organization.While Beijing has promised to open more industries to foreign companies, it also has issued new rules on electric car manufacturing, data security, internet censorship and other fields.An administration official contended that the possible investigation was unrelated to the showdown with North Korea. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the order before Trump’s formal announcement.As the crisis involving North Korea has unfolded, Trump has alternated praising China for its help and chiding it for not ratcheting up pressure on its Asian neighbour.“I think China can do a lot more,” Trump told reporters Thursday. “And I think China will do a lot more.”China, the isolated North’s main trading partner, has been reluctant to push leader Kim Jong Un’s regime too hard for fear it might collapse. But Beijing is increasingly frustrated with Pyongyang and supported a U.N. Security Council ban on Aug. 5 on coal and other key goods.The Chinese customs agency said Monday that it will stop processing imports of North Korean coal, iron and lead ores and fish at midnight on Sept. 5.“After that, entry of these goods will be prohibited,” said an agency statement.Trump has escalated his harsh criticism of North Korea for days, tweeting Friday that the U.S. had military options “locked and loaded.” Xi, in his phone conversation with Trump, urged calm, the officials said.Trump, in the past, has tied trade policy to national security, leading to speculation that raising the possibility of a probe — without committing to one — could be a negotiating tactic to get China to step up its assistance with North Korea.The forced sharing of intellectual property with Chinese firms has been a long-standing concern of the U.S. business community, with reports suggesting that losses stemming from it could total hundreds of billions of dollars annually that cost the U.S. economy millions of jobs.Trump has requested similar inquiries on trade, but the reports haven’t been delivered on deadline. Trump made addressing the U.S. trade deficit with China a centerpiece of his campaign last year and has suggested raising tariffs on goods from China.___Associated Press writers Gillian Wong in Beijing and Matthew Pennington in Washington contributed to this report.___Follow Boak on Twitter at and Lemire at Trump seeks probe by his trade office of China’s practices read more

Ohio State examining potential plans for new hockey arena

Map of north campus athletics district | Credit: Courtesy of OSU Board of TrusteesOhio State hockey could be in line for a home of its own in the near future.The OSU athletic department is considering adding a hockey arena to the north campus athletic district that would become the home of both men’s and women’s ice hockey. It would feature two sheets of ice: one for games and one for practices. There is currently no estimate for when the project will be completed. The current project spot for the new arena is just north of the soon-to-be-built Covelli Multi-Sport Arena, according to a map shared by the OSU Board of Trustees in their January meeting. It is part of an ongoing effort to build multiple athletic complexes in the place of Buckeye Village.Shaun Richard, associate athletic director and administrator for hockey at OSU, said the progress so far has been requesting a bid to architects in the hope of receiving detailed proposals, including cost estimates. “(The architects will) look at various things throughout the process in terms of what our program might look like in terms of locker room sizes, what we’d be needing in this building, the cost of a two-sheeted facility and just some obstacles that we may have to look at as we go through the process,” Richard said.The proposal is still in the early stages of planning, but the plans for the arena currently have the seating capacity set to 4,000.“That is what we have put in the RFQ (request for quotation) is 4,000, but we’re not married to that number right now, it’s more of just a starting point,” Richard said. “Looking at a smaller sheet, looking at a smaller arena is the direction we want to go to start.”Since the 1998-99 season, the OSU men’s hockey team has played in Value City Arena at the Schottenstein Center, with a seating capacity of 17,500. The women’s hockey team has been playing in the much smaller OSU Ice Rink with a seating capacity of 1,415, since its inaugural season in 1999-2000.Last season, the men’s team averaged 5,335 people per game, filling up 30.5 percent of Value City Arena. The women’s team averaged 430 fans per game, 35.8 percent of the OSU Ice Rink’s available seating.There is no immediate timetable for when the project will be completed, but Richard said the department should receive bids on the project within the next month and have a study back before the end of the year. read more

Nothing like a dame How Britains wartime censor failed to see the

A caption accompanying the photographs, taken from a cutting in one of Topham’s many scrapbooks, reads: “They were in the middle of a rehearsal when an Alert sounded. ‘Jerry’, like Time, waits for no one so the rehearsal was called off while contact was made with the battery.”Another read: “Still wearing their dresses the dancers rushed to their action stations – wolves in sheep’s clothing, so to speak.”Staging pantomime shows and music hall skits proved to be a popular pastime among servicemen and were found to help maintain morale during wartime, with shows even being put on by British PoW’s held in German prisoner camps. Men from the Royal Artillery Coastal Defence Battery at Shornemead Fort, near Gravesend, rehearsing for a show. Following the war he recalled that the Ministry of Information feared these particular images could undermine morale by giving the impression that British soldiers were not quite as manly as the public might want.There may have also been fears that Nazi propaganda chiefs would use the photographs of men in drag firing anti-aircraft guns to poke fun at the Allies.Despite that other photographs from Topham’s visit to Shornemead Fort were published at the time in papers such as The Sketch and The War Illustrated.One showed the men performing on stage in bonnets, dresses and black stockings, and another even showed the unit, still in their dresses, running up a grass embankment, in response to the air raid sirens. But during his visit the troops were scrambled to deal with the approach of Luftwaffe bombers flying across the Channel to mount raids over southern England.With no time to change back into their uniforms the men went to their battle stations still dressed head to toe in women’s clothing, followed by Topham. When the Duke of Wellington inspected his troops on the eve of the battle of Waterloo he is said to have declared: “I don’t know if they frighten the enemy, but they scare the hell out of me.”That may well have been the reaction of Britain’s wartime censor to this set of photographs showing troops dressed in drag manning coastal defences in Kent during an air raid.So alarmed were officials at the Ministry of Information that they promptly banned the images from being published.Now, nearly 80 years on, on the photographs can be seen for the first time after the originals were discovered in the archive of the veteran Fleet Street photographer John Topham.He took the photographs in 1940, during a visit to the base of the Royal Artillery Coastal Defence Battery at Shornemead Fort, near Gravesend, in Kent.Topham’s intention had been to photograph the men rehearsing in drag for one of the regular shows they staged to keep themselves entertained. Men from the Royal Artillery Coastal Defence Battery at Shornemead Fort, near Gravesend, rehearsing for a show.Credit:John Topham/TopFoto / Retronaut / mediadrumw Topham captured the men running to their action stations mid-way through a rehearsalCredit:John Topham/TopFoto / Retronaut / mediadrumw In 1941 Topham, who had started his career as a policeman in London’s East End, joined RAF intelligence as a photographer and after the war set up his own picture agency supplying numerous publications, including Life Magazine and Britain’s national newspapers, including The Daily Telegraph.One of his most famous wartime photographs showed a group of children of hop pickers watching an aerial ‘dogfight’ in the skies above them during the Battle of Britain. This was used in a propaganda campaign aimed at persuading the US to enter the war, alongside the slogan “Help England And It Won’t Happen Here”.He once said he was interested in photographing “the little things in life – the way it really was. It was a matter of going – or trying to go – where the trouble was.”Topham, who died aged 84 in 1992, retired in 1973 and sold his picture agency to the current owners, Topfoto, who are now engaged in the painstaking task of transferring the tens of thousands of negatives and glass plates he took during his long career onto their digital archives. Topham captured the men running to their action stations mid-way through a rehearsal 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. read more

Microsoft cuts Xbox 360 price by 50 for a limited time

first_imgIt’s less than two months now until the Xbox One launches, so you’d expect Microsoft to start ramping up its marketing for the new console soon. But before then, it seems the Xbox 360 is getting some attention. More specifically, Microsoft seems to be aiming for one last sales push before its current gen console has to compete with a next gen machine.For a limited time you can pick up a brand new Xbox 360 with $50 slashed off the usual price and/or $50 of Xbox Live credit included in the purchase. The participating retailers include Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, NFM, Target, and Walmart, but the offer varies depending on which of those you decide to purchase from.As an example, Amazon is offering the 4GB new style Xbox 360E console for $179 (usually $199.99) with $50 promotional credit. So you are basically saving $71 compared to what you’d usually pay for that combination. The 250GB version is $249 with the same free $50 credit, meaning you’re saving $101.Although these promotions are only expected to run for a limited time, I can’t see why they won’t turn into a permanent price cut. We are approaching the holidays and the launch of the Xbox One, so Microsoft needs to offer a new incentive to keep people buying the Xbox 360. What better way than a price cut and credit for purchasing download games and entertainment?If you are on the market for a new 360, say, because your pre-2009 console won’t play GTA V, now is clearly a great time to pick one up.last_img read more

Hurrican Dorian Death toll rises as Bahamas faces devastation

first_img The scene in Abaco, Bahamas, which was devastated by Hurricane Dorian. Image: Gonzalo Gaudenzi/AP/Press Association Images Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Friday 6 Sep 2019, 7:38 AM By AFP Hurrican Dorian: Death toll rises as Bahamas faces ‘devastation’ The storm is weakening as it moves onto the North Carolina coast. THE DEATH TOLL from Hurricane Dorian has risen to 30 in the Bahamas, with the number expected to rise further. Prime Minister Hubert Minnis told CNN that the death toll will rise and that the storm had caused “generational devastation”. The United Nations said 70,000 people in the Bahamas were in “immediate need” of aid.Dorian was hitting the US states of North and South Carolina throughout the night with strong winds and driving rain, bringing dangerous storm surge.Authorities in the state of Florida – which was largely spared by the storm – blamed six more deaths on the hurricane, US media reported, though they occurred as the victims were preparing for the storm’s arrival or were evacuation-relatedUS weather forecasters warned that some areas of the Carolina coast could see dangerous storm surge of up to 2.1 metres. “We know we’re in for a long night and we’ll be eager to see the sunshine in the morning,” North Carolina’s Governor Roy Cooper told CNN yesterday. Charleston, South Carolina was hit by the storm on Thursday. Source: USA TODAY Network/SIPA USA/PA ImageThe slow-moving storm also spawned several tornadoes but there were no immediate reports of casualties.Many residents of coastal Carolina heeded evacuation orders while others battened down their homes with plywood and prepared to ride out the storm. The storm has now weakened to a category 1 storm, US meteorologists said.Dorian was packing maximum sustained winds of nearly 150 kilometres per hour, according to the latest update from the Miami-based National Hurricane Center.“Slow weakening is expected during the next few days. However, Dorian should remain a powerful hurricane as the center moves near or along the coast of North Carolina,” it said. BahamasAmid fears of lawlessness in the storm zone, Minnis warned that any looters will be prosecuted “to the fullest extent of the law” and additional police and defence force officers deployed.US and British helicopters were conducting medical evacuations, aerial assessments to help coordinate relief efforts, and reconnaissance flights to assess the damage.The US Coast Guard said it had rescued 201 people in the Bahamas as of Thursday using multiple helicopters and Coast Guard cutters.The UN’s World Food Program said it had eight tonnes of ready-to-eat meals ready to arrive in the Bahamas.- © AFP 2019 15,084 Views center_img Image: Gonzalo Gaudenzi/AP/Press Association Images The scene in Abaco, Bahamas, which was devastated by Hurricane Dorian. Share3 Tweet Email Short URL 6 Comments Sep 6th 2019, 7:38 AM last_img read more

Labors win heralds Hellenic success

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Labor’s result in the Victorian election sees a new chapter written in the story of Greek Australian political representation.Of the 47 seats predicted to fall to Labor, four at least are filled by Greek Australians, one of whom – Jenny Mikakos – becomes the first woman of Greek heritage ever to be appointed a minister at any level of government in Australia.With the last votes still being counted in the Legislative Council, Lee Tarlamis must wait until next week to find out if he will join Jenny Mikakos in being returned for Labor, with Philip Dalidakis – a former deputy chief of staff to ALP heavyweight Stephen Conroy – elected in the Southern Metropolitan Region.In the lower house, after defeating Liberal incumbent Elizabeth Miller by the tightest of margins, Nick Staikos – former Glen Eira City councillor and advisor to Simon Crean – also makes his debut on the parliamentary stage for the seat of Bentleigh.Staikos will be joined by former City of Monash Deputy Mayor Steve Dimopoulos. With the retirement of Anne Barker, Dimopoulos retained the seat of Oakleigh with a swing of almost three per cent.Jennifer Kanis who won the seat of Melbourne at the 2012 by-election was narrowly defeated by the Greens’ Ellen Sandell. Ms Kanis was the only sitting Labor lower house MP to lose her seat. Speaking to Neos Kosmos, Phillip Dalidakis who has been a Labor member since the age of 15, said his task now was “to serve the public in every which way I can”.Mr Dalidakis said that repairing the Napthine government’s cuts to the TAFE sector were an immediate priority, along with Labor’s promise to replace 50 of Victoria’s most dangerous level crossings, a number of which are in his electorate.“It’s about restoring services, we need to make sure we keep taking the community with us”.Labor’s success in managing generational change in its candidates has been identified as one of the factors affecting the historic election result: the first time in 60 years that a Victorian state government had been defeated after only one termSteve Dimopoulos, whose 42nd birthday coincided with Labor’s first caucus meeting since the election, said that Labor’s victory was down to a difference of narratives between the major parties.“There was no greater narrative on the Liberals’ side. We have a narrative – about good quality public health and education, public transport, along with essential services, and they didn’t.”Mr Dimopoulos vowed that he would reach out to all in his electorate, not just the Labor faithful. “I want to get to know those who didn’t vote for me and message to those people is ‘I’ll work everyday to gain your trust’, that’s my approach. “From day one I’ll be visiting everything that represents our community; every school, every sporting club, every community group”.The former City of Monash councillor added: “Judge me on my record over the next four years. Judge me on the things I stood for.”Jenny Mikakos, appointed Minister for Families and Children, and Minister for Youth Affairs in the Andrews cabinet, said she felt “humbled by Victorians’ support for Labor and for me personally”. Ms Mikakos added that Daniel Andrews had been “a great leader, keeping us all united and focused, and he will be a great Premier. I will be working hard in an Andrews Labor Government to make our state better”.last_img read more

Quit Facebook Day 30000 personnes ont déserté le réseau social

first_imgQuit Facebook Day : 30.000 personnes ont déserté le réseau socialMonde – Furieux des changements incessants et de la complexité des paramètres de confidentialité de Facebook, un groupe d’internautes a mis en place le Quit Facebook Day, une journée lors de laquelle les utilisateurs du réseau social ont été appelés à fermer leur compte. Alors que Facebook revendique plus de 500 millions de membres, seuls 35.000 internautes ont répondu à cet appel.”Pour nous, cela se résume à deux choses : des choix équitables et de bonnes intentions. Selon nous, Facebook, ne fait pas du bon travail dans ces deux domaines” déplorent les initiateurs anonymes du Quit Facebook Day. Un mouvement qui ne devait durer qu’une journée, mais qui joue finalement les prolongations.À lire aussiL’effet terrible et inattendu de la 5G sur les insectesA ce jour, un peu plus de 35.000 internautes se sont engagés à supprimer leur compte Facebook, malgré le récent mea culpa du fondateur du réseau social Mark Zuckerberg (voir article). Un chiffre qui représente toutefois peu de choses pour le site aux 540 millions de membres, soit 35% des internautes de la planète.Face à la grogne croissante des internautes, Facebook a promis à ses utilisateurs une simplification des paramètres de confidentialité qui font depuis des semaines l’objet de virulentes critiques.Le 2 juin 2010 à 15:58 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Des bébés allaités par une donneuse atteinte de lhépatite B

first_imgDes bébés allaités par une donneuse atteinte de l’hépatite BDébut mars, les parents de 118 nourrissons ont été informés que leur enfant avait consommé du lait contaminé par l’hépatite B, suite à une erreur d’analyse. Aujourd’hui, les bébés sont hors de danger selon les médecins.C’est au lactarium de Marmande dans le Lot-et-Garonne que l’incident s’est produit. Le 3 mars dernier, les médecins alertaient l’Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des produits de santé (Afssaps) et la direction générale de la santé que du lait contaminé à l’hépatite B avait servi à allaiter 118 nourrissons. Immédiatement avertis, les parents ont été invités à faire examiner leurs enfants et à les faire vacciner contre la maladie. À lire aussiUne femme donne naissance à un bébé cyclope en EgypteSelon le directeur du lactarium Patrice Piquet, l’incident serait survenu suite à une erreur d’interprétation de la sérologie de la donneuse. Ignorant sa maladie, cette mère avait commencé à donner son lait mi-octobre, lait qui a par la suite été distribué mi-décembre dans différentes régions.Aujourd’hui, Patrice Piquet a annoncé que les bébés étaient hors de danger, en raison d’une faible charge virale. “Le risque de contamination est proche de zéro, il faut rassurer les gens. Les analyses montrent que la charge virale de la maladie est indétectable, d’ailleurs les tests effectués sur les enfants et le mari de la donneuse sont négatifs”, a t-il indiqué à l’AFP. Néanmoins, le directeur du plus grand lactarium de France a tenu à souligner qu’une solution était actuellement cherchée pour “qu’une nouvelle erreur d’interprétation de la sérologie ne se reproduise pas”.Le 1 avril 2011 à 17:07 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

VIDEO Analog Devices Holds Science Technology Fair At Wilmington Middle School

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington’s Analog Devices held its 17th Annual Science and Tech Fair at Wilmington Middle School on Friday, April 6 during the school day.Approximately 50 engineers from Analog Devices brought science and technology to life by partnering with students to conduct hands-on experiments. Experiments included electrical wiring, shortwave radios, soldering practice, magnets and electro-magnets, strobe light demonstrations, hands-on shop activities, a Geiger counter demonstration, and a dry-ice demonstration.Students also participated in a fact-finding competition, with prizes awarded to the winners.View highlights from the event and hear from event organizer Chuck Kitchin, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television, below:—Video Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedVIDEO: Analog Devices Holds Science & Technology Fair At Wilmington Middle SchoolIn “Videos”Analog Devices To Host Science & Tech Fair At Wilmington Middle School On April 12In “Education”VIDEO: Analog Devices Holds Science & Technology Fair At Wilmington Middle SchoolIn “Videos”last_img read more

Infosys transfers Rs 65 lakh in unclaimed dividend to investor protection fund

first_imgShareholders of companies that declare handsome dividends seem to care less for their share of profits. Take for instance, Infosys, the second-largest Indian IT services exporter, which has been consistent in paying huge dividends over the past few years. But the money somehow does not reach some shareholders, resulting in the same being deposited in an investor protection account.Read: Infosys share buyback likely; a look at its bonus history, capital structureIn three financial years (2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16), Infosys transferred about Rs 65 lakh to the Investor Education and Education Fund (IEPF). The transfer in 2015-16 was a phenomenal Rs 40.98 lakh, almost three to four times in comparison to previous years, according to the company’s FY2016 annual report.Not only that, the company transferred Rs 17.76 lakh in July 2016 followed by Rs 28.87 lakh in November. The amounts pertain to dividend declared in FY2010 (interim and final). Similarly, unclaimed dividend of Rs 28.87 lakh and Rs 21.39 lakh is due for transfer to the IEPF in November 2017 and July 2018, respectively.The company has a track record of huge dividend payments — Rs 25 per share in FY2010; Rs 60 in FY2011; Rs 47 in FY2012; Rs 42 in FY2013; Rs 63 in FY2014 and Rs 59.50 in FY2015 (the amounts include both interim and final dividend).Section 124 of the Companies Act, 2013 mandates that dividend lying unclaimed for seven years should be transferred to the IEPF. TCS India’s largest IT services exporter Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) disclosed in its FY2016 annual report that unclaimed dividends of Rs 21.11 crore were lying in its accounts as of March 31, 2016, up from Rs 19.77 crore as of March 31, 2015. WiproIn 2015-16, the Bengaluru-based, Azim Premji-led company transferred Rs 50.94 lakh in unclaimed dividend to the IEPF pertaining to the financial year 2007-08.Infosys share closed at Rs 1,009 apiece on Thursday on the BSE, Wipro ended at 485 and TCS at Rs 2,481. Stock markets in India are closed on Friday on account of Maha Shivratri and will open next Monday.On Thursday, the BSE Information Technology index outperformed the Sensex, gaining 1.70 percent while the Sensex closed 0.10 percent higher at 28,893.last_img read more

Show Your Love of Attack on Titan With This Awesome Jewelry Line

first_imgStay on target Love Attack on Titan? Love jewelry? If you’re trying to save some money currently, you might want to have someone hide your wallet, because there’s a brand new line of official Attack on Titan jewelry coming. And it’s not garish costume jewelry if that’s something you’re concerned with. This is very wearable jewelry with gorgeous options and amazing packaging.The collection is a collaboration between Attack on Titan and jewelry maker Material Crown, spawning three pieces of jewelry including rings and a silver band. Two of the rings include the wings of the series’ Scout Corps that characters Eren and Levi are a part of. Eren’s band gets small green gems, and it’s reminiscent of the character.Levi’s ring, which was created in homage to the extremely popular character, features blue stones and a gorgeous silver band. If you’re Team Levi, this would make a great addition to your jewelry collection. Also, there’s a necklace modeled after the same one Eren’s father gives him at the beginning of the series — the one that’s hiding a secret we’re still waiting to figure out.AdChoices广告You can preorder all of the items right now via the Premium Bandai site, with the rings costing $110 apiece and the necklace costing $140. Make sure you make your move quickly, however, because statement pieces like this usually move fast, especially when they’re based on popular franchises like this one. If you don’t jump on the ones you want, you might be destined to comb eBay to see the ones people decided to let go.These are gorgeous pieces that anyone interested in Attack on Titan will be interested in, especially with the debut of the second season this month. If you haven’t been keeping up, you should at the very least check out this jewelry collection to get inspired again!View as: One Page Slides1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. The Best Anime On HuluThis Might Be Attack On Titan’s Goriest Moment Of The Series So Far last_img read more