AWCC: Rebisco PSL-Manila yields to Hisamitsu Springs

first_imgLakers win 9th straight, hold off Pelicans ‘Coming Home For Christmas’ is the holiday movie you’ve been waiting for, here’s why South Korea to suspend 25% of coal plants to fight pollution The Japanese, playing together as one team as opposed to the Philippine Superliga selection, really stepped on it in the second and third frames, smartly sensing all their opponents’ weakness and pouncing on just about every unguarded spot on the floor.“We have to have that kind of mindset, which is to play with that kind of speed,” said Vicente.All in all, according to Vicente, the Filipinos played very well and should have learned a neat lesson ahead of their goal to land a medal in the Southeast Asian Games in August.RELATED VIDEOS UST-KAMENOGORSK, Kazakhstan — Hisamitsu Springs needed some time to size up Rebisco PSL-Manila but still came up with a performance worthy of a two-time champion team to post a 25-17, 25-10, 25-14 victory Thursday at the start of the Asian Women’s Club Championships.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingThe Filipino spikers, led by 6-foot-5 Jaja Santiago, briefly took control in the first set, 9-6, and kept the game close through her unstoppable attacks and occasional net drops by Kim Fajardo.But that was not enough to keep Rebisco abreast with the 2002 and 2014 titlist which soon employed its almost flawless, and systematic defense at the Boris Alxeandrov Sports Palace. More than 5,000 measles deaths in DR Congo this year — WHO Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Santiago scored 16 points for the Filipinos who are coming into the tournaments without an import. Fajardo had four points and 11 excellent sets, while Ces Molina, Rhea Dimaculangan and Jovelyn Gonzaga each had three points.Mika Reyes and Rachel Anne Daquis both scored two points, while Aiza Pontillas added one for Rebisco which had 18 errors, mostly on attacks.Coach Francis Vicente to Rebisco PSL You didn’t play badly. You just lacked speed and volleyball IQ. Napainit nyo ulo nung Hapon. Be proud. PHOTO BY MARC REYES“Why are you so sad?” asked head coach Francis Vicente during the post-game huddle inside the locker room. “You learned from them. You didn’t play badly. We just need more speed. More volleyball IQ. You got the Japanese coach worried in the first set. Be proud.”Middle blocker Fumika Moriya led the Japan club with 14 points, while Yuka Taura and Yuka Imamura chipped in 12 and 11 markers, respectively.Erika Sakae tossed 33 excellent sets to set Hisamitsu’s offence flowing and wreaking havoc against Rebisco.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: PH beats Indonesia, enters gold medal round in polo Man United fans celebrate triumph after tragedy MOST READ Libero Denden Lazaro assesses the match— Marc Anthony Reyes (@marcreyesINQ) May 25, 2017ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games LOOK: Vhong Navarro’s romantic posts spark speculations he’s marrying longtime GF Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

BMW M3 and M4 sports sedans to be launched in November this year in India

first_imgBMW M3German auto manufacturer BMW’s high performance M division is renowned for creating track ready racing cars in the past. Its latest offerings,  the 2014 M3 and its two door counterpart M4 will be launched in India by the end of November 2014. BMW India’s President Mr. Philip von Sahr had confirmed that originally the vehicles which were to be launched, will now be seen in the next month.The BMW M3 and M4 are two of the best selling sports saloons across the world. The Bavarian automaker’s hugely successful iterations of the M3 and M4 have given birth to huge cult followings among enthusiasts and motoring journalists . Though convertible models of both cars have been launched overseas, BMW will take its time for the India release.For those who love power and performance, the figures both M3 and M4 boast of will put several sportscars to shame. They are powered by a 3.0 L straight 6-cylinder engine that churns out 431 bhp of power and 550 Nm of peak torque. Customers get the option to either obtain a 7-speed double clutch ‘box or 6-speed manual transmission .Both cars will be brought to India as Completely Built Units CBU (CBUs). They are expected to be priced well above the Rs 90 lakh mark.BMW’s biggest rivals for the M3 and M4 are fellow Germans Audi RS5 and the Mercedes Benz C63 AMG.last_img read more

DeGrom, Mets Stomp O’s, 5-1

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares NEW YORK — Ubaldo Jimenez thinks the Baltimore Orioles’ offense is just fine. It was the New York Mets’ pitching that was the problem in this two-game series.Jacob deGrom followed Bartolo Colon with an outstanding outing of his own and Dilson Herrera homered among three hits as New York won its eighth straight over Baltimore, 5-1 on May 6.“We faced two really good pitchers here,” Jimenez said after the Orioles outhit the Mets 9-7. “The first is a guy in his 40s who has really honed his craft, then we get a talented young guy who has really good stuff and goes after it.”Colon took a shutout into the eighth inning May 4. DeGrom (3-3) struck out nine, yielding six hits and a run after allowing at least five runs in consecutive starts for the first time in his career.“He’s a guy that used all his pitches,” Manager Terry Collins said of deGrom. “We wanted him to re-establish that.”Jimenez (2-2), on the other hand, wasn’t at his best. Entering with a 1.59 ERA, the right-hander allowed six hits and three runs in only four innings.He walked two in the second when Herrera had an RBI single and allowed a homer and sacrifice fly to Curtis Granderson.“Every time you start walking guys, you’re always going to pay for that,” Jimenez said. “I did not have any feel for my breaking ball tonight.”The Orioles last beat the Mets on June 18, 2009. Baltimore next heads across the East River for a four-game series against the AL East-leading Yankees.The Mets finished their homestand 3-3. They dropped three of four to Washington before a two-game sweep of Baltimore.Herrera was off to a 1-for-13 start since his call up from Triple-A Las Vegas on May 1 but went 3-for-3. The second baseman hit a two-run shot to left off Brad Barch in the sixth — he held up at second base while a 33-second replay review showed the ball hit a railing above the wall.“I didn’t have to make a big adjustment,” Herrera said through a translator on his breakout game. “I just let the ball travel a little more.”DeGrom got his first hit after opening the season 0-for-10. He also made several sharp plays, the most important coming in the fifth when he started off the inning by hitting Everth Cabrera with a pitch.Pinch-hitter Travis Snider singled to put runners on first and third. Alejandro De Aza then attempted a safety squeeze.DeGrom bounded off the mound to field the bunt toward the first base side and made a quick throw to third baseman Daniel Murphy, who applied the tag while giving Cabrera, who tried going in standing up, little room to get back to the base.“Bottom line is if we slid there we would have been safe,” Orioles Manager Buck Showalter said.Jimmy Paredes had an RBI single before deGrom walked Adam Jones to load the bases. But Chris Davis struck out for the third time, throwing his bat and helmet in disgust.“I was thinking I can’t walk him here, make him beat me with the bat so I went right after him there,” deGrom said.(HOWIE RUMBERG, AP Baseball Writer)last_img read more

Guyana Weather Forecast, India vs West Indies: Will rain play a spoilsport in 3rd T20I?

first_imgWith series already in the pocket, India are likely to experiment with their line-up in pursuit of a whitewash when they take on West Indies in the third and final T20 International at Providence Stadium in Guyana on August 6.India concluded the two-match US leg of the series by taking an unassailable 2-0 lead after notching up a 22-run win in the second game on August 4.Their performance wasn’t the most fluent in the first match but Virat Kohli and his men were back to being a dominant force in the second match, though, the outcome was decided by the Duckworth-Lewis method after a thunderstorm and consequent rain did not allow the game to continue.While the batting line-up may not change much, India may try a new combination in bowling.Chahar brothers, Deepak and Rahul, and Shreyas Iyer who till now haven’t got a chance to play are likely to get a place in the playing XI in Guyana.With wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant failing in the first two matches, it might be possible that K.L. Rahul could be roped in his place. Also, Bhuvneshwar Kumar could be rested to give Deepak a crack while Rahul could replace either Krunal Pandya or Washington Sundar.How will the weather behave during the 3rd T20I between India and West Indies?Bad weather and rain forced play to be called off in the 2nd T20I and India were declared winners by 22 runs via DLS method after they restricted West Indies to 98 for 4 in 15.3 overs.advertisementThe weather may again play a crucial role in the 3rd T20I match at Guyana. We can expect a delayed start as showers are expected at around 9 am. According to AccuWeather, there is a forecast of scattered thunderstorms and rain throughout the day. Screen grab from AccuWeatherAlso Read | Kieron Pollard fined, gets one demerit point for disobeying umpire’s instruction in 2nd T20I vs IndiaAlso Read | Dream 11 prediction: India vs West Indies, 3rd T20I playing 11, captain and vice-captainAlso See:last_img read more

CBI registers case against nine including customs official in gold smuggling case

first_imgKochi: The anti-corruption wing of the CBI here has registered a case against nine people, including a customs official, in connection with a gold smuggling case through the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport.According to the Central Bureau of Investigation, credible information was received by the Anti-Corruption Branch in Kochi that Radhakrishnan, Superintendent, Customs, Air Intelligence, Thiruvananthapuram Airport and eight others entered into a criminal conspiracy and smuggled out gold worth several crores of rupees from April 27 to May 13 this year through the airport. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoCIn the FIR filed in the Special CBI Court in Thiruvananthapuram, the CBI said Sunil Kumar and Sareena Shaji in connivance with Radhakrishnan tried to smuggle out 25 kg of gold bars valued more than Rs 8.17 crore through the airport on May 13 without paying any customs duty. They were intercepted by personnel of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), who recovered the gold from Kumar’s possession. The CBI said the other accused persons Vishnu Somasundaram, M Biju, Veneetha Ratnakumari, Abdul Hakkim, Rasheed P K and Prakashan Thampi “played important roles in the conspiracy”. Also Read – Two squadrons which participated in Balakot airstrike awarded citationsThey procured the gold bars at Dubai, transported the same to Thiruvananthapuram through carriers, smuggled the gold out of the airport, sold it through jewellery shops, the CBI added. The CBI alleged the accused persons conspired among themselves and furtherance of the conspiracy smuggled gold bars valued at several crores of rupees, including the gold bars weighing 25 kg seized by DRI on May 13. Their crime constitutes the commission of cognisable offences punishable Indian Penal Code Section 120B read with 420, and Section 7 of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 (as amended in 2018). Biju, a lawyer, who is the prime accused in the case, had surrendered before the officials of the Department of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) at its office here on Friday. Earlier, Radhakrishnan was arrested in the state capital for allegedly helping the gold smugglers. The DRI sleuths had arrested him on suspicion that he had a prior knowledge of an attempt by two people from Dubai to smuggle in gold. The two, who arrived here from the Gulf nation earlier this month, were nabbed for an attempt to smuggle in 25 kg gold worth over Rs eight crore. Earlier this week, the DRI had submitted in the Kerala High Court that smuggling of gold into the country was threatening its economic well-being.last_img read more

Former embassy to be dedicated to First Nations Metis Inuit government source

first_imgOTTAWA – A government source says the former U.S. embassy across from Parliament Hill is set to become a space dedicated to First Nations, Metis and Inuit people.The federal government is expected to release more details on plans for the building at 100 Wellington St. in the coming weeks.The source says consultations will take place with indigenous communities to determine how the space will be used.The building was built in the 1930s, acquired from the U.S. government in 1997, and has remained vacant since 1998.Last summer, Canadians were asked to share their views on how to best use the building.The survey found the widest appeal for Canada House — a venue proposed to display diversity and achievements — while a gallery for artwork of national significance received significant support from respondents 55 or older.last_img read more

Highlights of the auditor generals reports released Tuesday

first_imgOTTAWA — Highlights of the auditor general’s reports released Tuesday:— Millions of people had trouble getting through to agents at federal call centres. Instead of giving callers the option of waiting, some centres sent them back to the automated phone system, directed them to a website or told them to call back later.— The RCMP isn’t sure that all of its officers have access to the rifles and body armour needed to respond to an active shooter, almost five years after three Mounties were gunned down in New Brunswick. The national police force mismanaged the purchase, distribution and ongoing maintenance of semi-automatic rifles known as carbines.— Canada’s refugee-determination system is unable to process claims on time despite reforms introduced seven years ago. The lack of flexibility meant that the 2017 surge of asylum seekers led to a backlog and longer wait times for protection decisions.— The Canadian sales-tax system failed to keep up with the rapidly evolving digital marketplace, meaning $169 million of GST on foreign products and services sold in Canada in 2017 went uncollected. In addition, the federal government could not assess and collect all sales taxes on e-commerce transactions.— Public funds might be supporting partisan advertising due to a lack of adequate controls. Only government advertising valued at $500,000 or more is reviewed by an independent body, even though less-expensive campaigns could represent a risk of partisanship.— The National Museum of Science and Technology houses a large portion of its collection in leased storage facilities, along with many objects that have yet to be assessed or catalogued. Poor conditions in these spaces pose risks of deterioration, damage and theft.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

UN chairs productive meeting with Israeli Lebanese forces

Security Council resolution 1701, which ended 34 days of fighting between Hizbollah and Israel in August, mandated a complete Israeli withdrawal together with Lebanese army deployment in southern Lebanon, and today’s meeting also discussed ways to speed up the withdrawal of Israeli troops from the northern part of Ghajar to positions south of the Blue Line.“The meeting was held in a constructive atmosphere. It was a productive meeting, and I look forward to the coordination arrangements contributing to an improved level of confidence on the ground,” said UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) Commander Major-General Claudio Graziano after the discussions, which were held in the UN post at the border crossing of Ras Al Naqoura.Separately, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in his latest report to the Security Council on resolution 1701, which covers the past three months in the area, that UNIFIL now had over 12,430 troops from 29 contributing countries on the ground, out of a total of up to 15,000 mandated by the resolution.While reporting that the overall commitment by both the Israeli and Lebanese Governments to resolution 1701 “remains strong,” he points out the acute and continuing political crisis in Lebanon and mounting Israeli concerns about the unauthorized transfer of arms across the Lebanese-Syrian border.He also expresses concern that there has not been greater progress in resolving such issues as the captured Israeli soldiers and the Lebanese prisoners, the Shab’a Farms border situation and Israeli overflights. Mr. Ban further highlights the continuing danger posed to Lebanese citizens in the south by unexploded ordnance left over from last year’s conflict, particularly from the use by the Israelis of cluster bombs.“Challenging work remains ahead for the implementation of resolution 1701. Both parties could do more to further its implementation. Maintaining the momentum is the responsibility of the Lebanese, the Government of Israel, regional countries and other Member States,” he writes.“If there is no progress on core issues such as the prisoners, the Shab’a Farms area, Israeli overflights and enforcement of the arms embargo, progress on resolution 1701 will be severely tested in the months to come.” 21 March 2007The commander of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Lebanon today reached agreement with senior Lebanese and Israeli military officers on improved coordination, and also discussed the Blue Line that separates the two countries, while in New York a new United Nations report cautioned that much remains to be done to bring long-term stability to the area. read more

Cliffs Natural Resources assets in Quebec and Labrador to be put up

MONTREAL — Idled Quebec iron ore mines, railways and port facilities, are about to be put up for sale as part of a court-supervised exit from eastern Canada by Cliffs Natural Resources.The Cleveland-based miner’s subsidiaries, which filed for creditor protection in January, are seeking a Quebec court’s permission to solicit interest next month in the Bloom Lake mine, the Wabush Mine, and related port and rail assets in Quebec and Labrador, according to a motion filed by monitor FTI Consulting Canada.Bloom Lake General Partner Ltd. and affiliates such as Cliffs Quebec Iron Mining filed for protection under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act amid falling iron ore prices.Excluded from the sale process are Cliffs’ chromite assets in Ontario’s Ring of Fire that are in the process of being sold to Noront Resources for US$20 million.Parties interested in the assets would be required to submit non-binding letters of intent by May 19. Qualified parties would be invited to submit formal bids by an unspecified date, followed by a possible auction.Noront Resources gets prized Ring of Fire assets in deal with Cliffs Natural ResourcesCliffs Natural Resources files for creditor protection for Canadian armThe assets being sold include businesses related to the Bloom Lake mine, Wabush Iron Co. Ltd., Wabush Resources Inc., Arnaud Railway Company, the Wabush Lake Railway Company Ltd., and port facilities in Pointe-Noire, Que.Cliffs has said the court process would buy the owners time to explore restructuring and sale options.It may also protect the company from the US$700 million of closure costs, mainly from three years of obligation to the Quebec North Shore and Labrador Railroad owned by a Rio Tinto subsidiary, Iron Ore Company of Canada.Cliffs acquired majority ownership of Bloom Lake — a mine in the iron-rich Labrador Trough that began production in 2010 — as part of its takeover of Consolidated Thompson Iron Mines Ltd. in a $4.9-billion deal that closed in 2011.It had produced more than six million tonnes of ore annually. read more

Journalist former ESPN host Jemele Hill has book deal

NEW YORK — Jemele Hill, the ESPN host who departed the sports network a year after tweeting that President Donald Trump was a white supremacist, has a book deal.Hill’s memoir will be published in 2021, Henry Holt and Company announced Tuesday. The book, Hill’s first, is currently untitled.“I’m excited about the opportunity to stretch myself and grow,” Hill said in a statement issued through her publisher. “I hope that by sharing some very personal experiences in this memoir — things I’ve never shared publicly before — people will have a better understanding of who I am. I also hope by sharing my story, people realize their circumstances don’t have to dictate their capabilities or contributions.”Hill joined ESPN in 2006 from the Orlando Sentinel and eventually moved in front of the cameras, notably on SportsCenter. She made headlines beyond the sports world in September 2017 when she tweeted on her personal account that Trump was a “white supremacist” and “the most ignorant, offensive president” of her lifetime. Then-White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called for Hill to be fired, and Trump himself said Hill was bad for ratings. In October 2017, ESPN announced it was suspending her for two weeks after she tweeted in favour of boycotting advertisers with the Dallas Cowboys, whose owner, Jerry Jones, had said that any player who took a knee during the national anthem would not play on his team.In 2018, Hill and ESPN amicably parted ways. She now is a staff writer for The Atlantic and hosts the Spotify Original podcast “Jemele Hill is Unbothered.” In an interview with The Associated Press earlier this year, she stood by her Trump comments.“I didn’t like the fact that it caused damage to people I care about and to relationships that I built, but in terms of what I said, I don’t regret it,” she said. “In my mind, I’ve only been proven right so it’s hard for me to regret it knowing that I’m on the right side of history.”Hillel Italie, The Associated Press read more

Ohio State womens basketball looks outside the roster for practice competition

Freshman guard Kelsey Mitchell drives the lane against Iowa on Feb. 21 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 100-82.Credit: Ryan Cooper / Lantern photographerThe Ohio State women’s basketball team has found that the best way to improve in its craft might not be to simply practice against itself.The Buckeyes have composed their own practice team of male players to scrimmage against on a daily basis because coach Kevin McGuff said he believes it is the best way for his players to get better.“I have always done it,” McGuff said. “The boys can push and challenge our kids and make it a tough environment, I like that.”The male opponents are typically OSU students brought in by the coaches. Those coaches then leave it up to these men to find more players on campus whom they believe could contribute in practice as well.“Usually we get some of the guys and tell them to get people that would fit what we are trying to do,” McGuff said. “They do a good job of that and we have really great guys, they do whatever we ask.”From there, the men play the offensive and defensive schemes of the Buckeyes’ upcoming opponents and are asked to go hard all the time, McGuff said.“It’s a lot of fun and it’s good competition,” Brandon West, a second-time practice player, said. “We are all friends in the end.”West, who played basketball at Stebbins High School in Dayton and turned down the sport in college in favor of the full academic scholarship OSU gave him, said it is necessary for the men to have strong basketball backgrounds to keep up with the team.“You don’t want to come in and do bad because that will hinder the girls more than help them,” he said.This system has set up a benefiting relationship for both parties, as West said he has learned as much from practicing with the women as he has helped them.“I help them, but they help me more than they know,” he said. “It helps me not only as a player but as a person. We both want to succeed.”The competition this type of practice provides makes the team better, West said, and junior guard Ameryst Alston added that she views it as second to none.“Guys are much faster and they jump higher,” Alston said. “We have really good practice players so I look at it as, if we can guard our practice guys, then we can guard anybody.”Alston, who grew up playing with boys, said she thinks this method provides an edge and believes the men tend to be shocked at how good the women are.West said he could not agree more.“I have the utmost respect for them,” he said. “I have a lot more respect for women in sports. I have always focused on the men’s side and thought girls’ sports were taken for granted but they work as hard, if not harder than any guy’s team I have ever watched.”Now, West attends all the Buckeyes’ home games and said the men are extremely supportive of the team and vice-versa.“We have gone to every single home game and we hang out with the girls outside of practice on a regular basis,” he said.Just two games out from completing the regular season, the Buckeyes are ready to apply their practice work to their last games in hopes of obtaining a high seed in the Big Ten Tournament. The Buckeyes currently sit in a three-way tie for fourth place in the conference, and the top four seeds get an automatic spot in the third round of the tournament.“We are trying to get that position of having a double-bye in the Big Ten Tournament,” Alston said. “So these next few games are crucial.”First up is Penn State, a team OSU already beat once this season. The Buckeyes look to repeat that effort in State College, Pa., a place McGuff said he feels is always difficult to be successful in.“It is a really hard place to go and win,” he said. “It will be a really challenging situation all the way around for us.”Tip off is set for Thursday at 7 p.m. read more

Shale gas fracking to get going in the UK this weekend

Shale gas fracking will go ahead in Britain for the first time since 2011 after a judge dismissed safety concerns.Cuadrilla, the fracking firm, defeated activists in an eleventh hour High Court battle and said it may begin fracking at its Lancashire site as soon as Saturday.It cleared the final hurdle facing its shale gas plans since earthquake fears brought the burgeoning industry to a halt seven years ago.The temporary injunction against Cuadrilla’s fracking plans will fall away after the High Court rejected a bid by an anti-fracking campaigner to block the work, saying there is “no evidence” that the fracking poses more than a “medium risk”.Within hours of the verdict anti-fracking groups took to social media to call for shale opponents to gather at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site.Frack Free Lancashire warned its members to arrive at the site as soon as Friday evening or early on Saturday morning to “show them why we are opposed to this here or anywhere”.The UK is thought to hold vast untapped reserves shale gas within layers of underground rock formations. However, political support for the contentious plans to exploit this natural resource has ebbed and flowed with each successive government, against a backdrop of fierce local opposition and sliding public opinion. Critics of fracking fear that onshore oil and gas extraction could trigger earthquakes, or contaminate drinking water by polluting underground water aquifers. Others object to developing fresh sources of gas as the UK shifts towards low-carbon energy.Francis Egan, boss of Cuadrilla, said that if the fracking campaign unlocks commercially recoverable gas reserves these will be able to “displace costly imported gas, with lower emissions, significant economic benefit and better security of energy supply for the UK.”The hydraulic fracturing process, known as ‘fracking’, involves blasting huge volumes of water and sand into layers of shale beneath the earth’s surface.The high pressure forces tiny naturally occuring fissures in the rock formation to open and release natural gas which is trapped.Cuadrilla’s first attempts to frack in Lancashire were brought to an immediate halt in April 2011 after triggering a minor earthquake in the area and raising fears over the safety of the extraction method.In recent years the Conservative Government has warmed to the sector, and could relax fracking rules around earthquakes to encourage more drilling.Mr Egan said the process is expected to take around three months to complete before it can test the flow of natural gas from wells and deliver its results in the New Year. 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

GDF Librarian shot during robbery in Plaisance

Police are hunting two bandits who on Sunday evening shot a 44-year-old woman in an attempt to steal her motor car. Jewel Gibson, of Plaisance, East Coast Demerara, is presently nursing a gunshot wound at the Georgetown Public Hospital. Based on information received, Gibson, a Librarian attached to the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) was returning home from an outing with a friend when she was allegedly trailed by bandits driving a white car. As she turned into the driveway at her residence around 22:00hrs, the men- one of whom was armed- reportedly ambushed her.The suspects, holding Gibson at gunpoint, demanded that she turn over her cellular phone, house keys and the Toyota Premio she was driving. After she complied with their orders, the armed bandit reportedly fired one gun shot to the woman’s stomach. A tenant who resided at the same residence as the victim recalled hearing a “popping sound” followed by Gibson’s screams of agony. The eyewitness told police that upon inspecting, she saw a man leaning on to Gibson’s motor vehicle and immediately informed her husband. Two concerned residents reportedly ran to Gibson’s assistance, prompting the perpetrators to flea the scene without stealing her vehicle. The took however, the keys to her building, car and her cellphone.Gibson was rushed to the GPHC and underwent surgery. Investigations are ongoing. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedEnterprise Supermarket attacked by armed banditsMarch 9, 2016In “Crime”Relatives claim dead bandit was “no thief”January 29, 2017In “Crime”Chinese businesswoman shot dead in foiled robbery  – at Number 57 Village, BerbiceFebruary 8, 2016In “Crime” read more

Day 3 at the EHF EURO Preview

← Previous Story France strong, Russia weak – 35:28 Next Story → SOME PEOPLE CALL HIM A “CAT”: Amazing save by Darko Stanic! AustriaCzech RepublicDenmarkFilip JichaHungaryIcelandNorwayPetr StochlRaul Santosrobert weberSpain Day three at the European Championship in Denmark sees Group A and Group B teams’ play their second matches, after which many things will be known, including the teams that will secure the main round.In Group A, Macedonia takes on the Czech Republic, and both teams will be taking this game very seriously as a victory might as well mean a main round for them, both having lost the opening matches, Macedonia losing to host Denmark 21:29, while Czech Republic were unexpectedly crushed by Austria with 20:30. Both teams met recently, at the EHF EURO 2012, and Macedonia took the win 27:21 in that one. In todays’ match, main injury worry is Czech goalie Petr Stochl, who had to leave the game against Austria without returning, and now there’s a question mark over his participation at this very important match against Macedonia.Austria were brilliant in their opening match, winning 30:20 over the Czech, but todays’ opponent, Denmark, is by far the more quality team, and understandably the favorite in this game. This victory will surely mean that the Danes won’t take the game lightly, and will be putting all effort in winning this one, while Austria can surely try to concentrate more on the main third game against Macedonia which might be a key one, and go freely into this one without much pressure put on them.In the other group, Group B, we will be seeing Spain taking on Norway, while Hungary is up against Iceland. Spain is huge favorite against Norway who lost the first game against Iceland and are in huge trouble in this very hard group. Spain is the star team, and are poised to win another championship, after winning the World Championship last year in Barcelona. Hungary without Nagy is not the same squad, but after the expected defeat to Spain, Iceland and Norway are their biggest chances of advancing to the main round, and the first chance is today, against Iceland. read more

Users of public wifi may have had personal details stolen

first_imgPEOPLE WHO USED wi-fi in public areas such as hotels may have had their details stolen due to security flaws, an Irish firm has warned.Cork-based IT firm said that they had discovered “serious flaws” in cyber security measures after visiting 10 hotels in October and November. They say that finding the flaws took “minimal” effort. Smarttech say that they “wanted to demonstrate just how dangerous using unencrypted logins and passwords across a public network can be”. Over the course of these security tests however, soon realised that the level of security being provided was a serious problem. In addition, they say that users seemed “completely oblivious to the dangers of using public wi-fi”.The company carried out tests on public wi-fi systems and spotted flaws within 20 minutes.They were then able to access users’ information, including email logins, credit card details, social media passwords and banking information.In some cases, networks were accessed from outside the hotels.Smart-tech says that they informed all of the hotels and made recommendations on how to close the gaps.They added that anyone who operates a network should be aware of the security on their network. Under EU law, it is the duty of the premises supplying the network to ensure that the network is secure.According to Ronan Murphy, CEO of, “Consumers need to be aware that if you are accessing public wi-fi there are serious security challenges. The tests we carried out prove that these risks affect anyone using public Wi-Fi. However there are steps that hotels and restaurants can take to secure their Wi-Fi service and therefore protect their customers”. Read: Pics: The US towns where residents are banned from using mobile phones or wi-fiRead: 10 ways to improve your smartphone’s battery lifelast_img read more

Heres What Happened Today Wednesday

first_img No Comments By Garreth MacNamee Wednesday 24 Apr 2019, 8:55 PM Apr 24th 2019, 8:56 PM NEED TO CATCH up? brings you a round-up of today’s news.IRELAND The funeral of murdered journalist Lyra McKee at St Anne’s Cathedral in Belfast . Source: Eamonn Farrell via RollingNews.ieHundreds turned out to pay their respects to murdered journalist Lyra McKee. Gardaí are investigating after a couple in their 80s was robbed by a gang armed with knives and hammers.A court heard how a 15-year-old boy had a semi-automatic pistol under his bed.Concerns have been raised about dead bodies left on trolleys in the corridors of the mortuary at University Hospital Waterford.A kennel owner received death threats after a husky’s corpse was returned to owners wrapped in duct tape.Irish songwriter Hozier has been nominated in the prestigious Ivor Novello awards.Luxury cars and €300k in jewellery were seized by gardaí today in an operation targeting bogus insurance claims.Ireland’s first charity-funded community air ambulance is appealing for the service to be approved to go live, as it awaits ministerial approval. Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday Here’s what made the headlines today. Short URL 9,665 Views Share Tweet Email WORLD  Anusha Kumari, centre, weeps during a mass burial for her husband, two children and three siblings, all victims of Easter Sunday’s bomb attacks, in Negombo, Sri Lanka. Source: AP/PA Images#UK: 23 people were arrested during Extinction Rebellion protests in the English capital.#RUSSIA: Kim Jong Un arrived into Moscow for a summit with Putin.#USA: US white supremacist John William King is to be executed.PARTING SHOTEver look at a parrot and thought ‘ you know what, I don’t trust ya’? Well now you’ve got good reason. A parrot has actually been taken into  custody in northern Brazil following a police raid targeting crack dealers, the BBC reported. Turns out he had been taught to alert drug dealers to police activity in the area. Comments are off as legal proceedings are ongoing in one or more of the above stories. Get our daily news round up: Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Morning Press Clark Colleges STEM building Scary clowns Deer hunting season

first_imgFind out what’s on tap for this weekend’s weather. Check our local weather coverage.In case you missed them, here are some of the top stories of the week:Clark College formally welcomes $40 million STEM BuildingClark College’s newest building will blind you with science.Its new 70,000-square-foot STEM Building was formally unveiled to a crowd of students and public officials Monday, though students have been in classes for two weeks now. STEM is a widely used acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics — and those subjects are represented in design elements throughout the $40 million building.Read more about the new STEM building.Clown calls test patience of Clark County law enforcementClark County sheriff’s deputies have been responding to a handful of weird clown sightings each of the past few nights, a clearly exasperated sheriff’s Sgt. Brent Waddell said Thursday night.On one call Wednesday night, deputies went to the Felida area and found a 17-year-old boy, in some clown regalia, and his buddy messing around in traffic, Waddell said.last_img read more

Fatal shootings at Grambling State not random sheriff says

first_imgGRAMBLING, La. — Authorities searched Wednesday for a suspect in a shooting that killed a Grambling State University student and his friend after an altercation on the Louisiana college’s campus.Lincoln Parish Sheriff Mike Stone said the suspect and victims knew each other “to some extent” and stressed that the shooting wasn’t random or an act of terrorism.“There are no indicators that this incident bears any resemblance to any of the random acts of violence or domestic terrorism that have been experienced around our country in recent weeks,” Stone said in a statement.The suspect remained at large hours after the shooting, but classes at the historically black college were held as usual.The sheriff’s office said the suspect was a black male but didn’t immediately release a detailed description of him. Both shooting victims also were black, according to a spokesman for the sheriff’s office.University spokeswoman Kathy Spurlock identified the victims as Grambling senior Earl Andrews and Monquiarious Caldwell, both 23 and from Farmerville, Louisiana, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) from Grambling.last_img read more