Raptors lead at halftime of Game 2 vs Warriors

first_img‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport LATEST STORIES MOST READ Back on track Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew TORONTO, ONTARIO – JUNE 02: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the Toronto Raptors is defended by Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors in the first half during Game Two of the 2019 NBA Finals at Scotiabank Arena on June 02, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFPKawhi Leonard has 16 points, Fred VanVleet has come off the bench to score 12 and the Toronto Raptors lead the Golden State Warriors 59-54 at halftime of Game 2 of the NBA Finals.The Raptors led by as many as 12 before the Warriors made a dent in the deficit late in the half.ADVERTISEMENT Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals? PLAY LIST 01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers02:42PH 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 PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Klay Thompson has 18 points and Stephen Curry made his last four shots —after an 0 for 6 start— to get to 16 by halftime for Golden State.The Warriors started 9 for 33 from the floor — 27 percent. They then made their last seven shots of the half.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, logistics Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess View commentslast_img read more

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Committee Formed to Advise Government on ‘Fit India Movement’

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. New Delhi: An advisory committee comprising members of Indian Olympic Association (IOA), national sports federations (NSFs), government officials, private bodies and celebrated fitness enthusiasts has been formed to advise the government on the “Fit India Movement” which will be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 29.A statement from the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports said that the nation-wide launch of the movement will inculcate physical activities/sports into the daily lives of citizens to improve their physical fitness and well-being. Accordingly, an advisory committee is being constituted with members of government, Sports Authority of India (SAI), IOA and NSFs like Athletics Federation of India, All India Football Federation, Cycling Federation of India and so on.The committee will be under the chairmanship of sports minister Kiren Rijiju.Representatives of private bodies such as Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), Reliance Foundation, JSW Cement and JSW Paints, SE TransStadia Pvt. Ltd., Tata Trusts, ASSOCHAM India, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), and actors Shilpa Shetty and Milind Soman will also be involved, the statement said. advisory committeeFit India Movementgovernmentindian olympic association First Published: August 22, 2019, 5:07 PM ISTlast_img read more

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Vijender Singh knocks out Matiouze Royer to make it five in a row

first_imgStar Indian boxer Vijender Singh continued his winning spree in the professional arena with an easy win over Matiouze Royer of France at London’s Copper Box Arena on Saturday.This was Vijender’s fifth win in a row in professional boxing in the middleweight (75kg) category – all of them by knockout or technical knockout.As with his previous professional bouts, the Indian dominated the fight from the word go. Royer, who is a veteran of 44 fights, claiming 3 of his 14 wins via knockout, was shown little respect by the Olympic bronze medallist who completely outclassed his French opponent. Vijender was declared the winner little over a minute into the fifth round of the six-round super middleweight contest, which was incidentally his longest bout so far.In his debut bout, Vijender defeated English boxer Sony Whiting by technical knockout in the third round. In his second bout, Dean Gillen, also of England, did not even last for one full round as the Haryana boxer knocked him out in the last minute of the opening period.Bulgaria’s Samet Hyuseinov went down in the second round of the third fight as Vijender registered another technical knockout. In the fourth bout, Vijender defeated Alexander Horvath of Hungary.On Saturday, such was Vijender’s dominance that Royer hardly managed to land a punch throughout the five rounds.Both boxers were a bit cagey in the opening round, trying to assess each other. Royer was a bit defensive while Vijender was the more aggressive and landed several punches.advertisementThe Indian wrested the upper hand in the second round, pounding the Frenchman with a barrage of power-packed punches. He delivered a cut over Royer’s left eye with a right uppercut as blood flowed down the Frenchman’s face.Despite visibly struggling, Royer fought bravely on. He continued to take a relentless pounding from Vijender in the third and fourth rounds. At one point, he was forced to go on one knee due to a strong blow from Vijender but got up quickly.In the fifth round, Vijender managed to find a gap in Royer’s defence and landed several punches on his face and upper body that forced him onto the ropes.The increased bleeding from the cut above Royer’s eye forced the referee to call in the doctor. The fight was then called off after a brief inspection.”Royer is a good fighter and has boxed with some good ones in all these years. I discussed with the coaches and planned this fight so it is going right for me. Pro is totally different from amateur boxing. I am a little bit more experienced in pro boxing now so that is good,” Vijender said after the win.”I am happy for my fifth knockout win in a row. Facing an experienced boxer was not that easy for me but I played as per my basics and tried some new punches which helped me to win against Matiouze Royer. The best part is that I started attacking Royer from the starting of first round and my confidence level was gone up,” he added.”He is a good fighter. I have seen his videos before this fight. With this win, my morale is really up and I am confident of doing well in all future fights.”Vijender is scheduled to appear in his first professional fight in India later this year and can’t wait to fight at home.”My amateur experience is helping me but pro is totally different game, so I am looking forward to my next bout on May 13 before WBO Asia Title fight in India,” Bhiwani lad said.”It will be a home coming fight. I have invited from the prime minister to Bollywood stars to attend the match. It is going to be a great spectacle and will be a new era as it will be the first time in India,” the Olympic bronze medalist added.(With IANS inputs)last_img read more

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Tebas eyes VAR after Messi goal error

first_imgBarcelona La Liga president Tebas eyes VAR after Messi goal error Dejan Kalinic Last updated 1 year ago 08:49 11/28/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(33) LionelMessi - Cropped Getty Images Barcelona Primera División Valencia v Barcelona Lionel Messi Barcelona were up in arms at the weekend after a clear goal was not awarded, a situation that the Liga chief is keen to avoid in the future La Liga president Javier Tebas hopes the introduction of the video assistant referee (VAR) from next season will help avoid goals like Lionel Messi’s being missed.Messi had a clear goal not awarded during Barcelona’s 1-1 draw against Valencia in La Liga on Sunday.Real Madrid 3/1 La Liga title Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The star forward’s shot was spilled by Neto before the goalkeeper scrambled, albeit the effort appeared to clearly cross the line.Tebas said he hoped such issues could be avoided in future, with the introduction of the VAR.”The goal was seen by all of Spain and the whole world,” he said.30: Messi’s shot is fumbled by Valencia keeper Neto and the replay shows the ball crossed the goaline but it is not given by the officials #ValenciaBarça (0-0)— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) November 26, 2017″If I say it wasn’t a goal, you will tell me I was blind. It was a goal and nothing else and we hope that next season with the VAR we can solve these issues.”He added: “We are going to work so that next season we have the VAR.”last_img read more

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FIFA 18 Ultimate Team of the Week

first_imgeSports FIFA 18 Ultimate Team of the Week: Messi, Kun & Kane lead TOTW 15 Goal 00:57 12/28/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Casemiro Real Madrid Lionel Messi Barcelona Getty Images eSports Barcelona Primera División Ligue 1 The three superstars will be available in packs, along with an upgraded Mehdi Benatia and Inigo Martinez among others Manchester City hitman Sergio Aguero, Clasico king Lionel Messi and 2017’s top scorer Harry Kane headline a star-studded FIFA Ultimate Team Team of the Week.Kane brushed past Lionel Messi to confirm his status as the most prolific striker over the last 12 months with a hat-trick against Southampton on Boxing Day, taking him to 56 goals with club and country.Aguero, meanwhile, hit a double at the weekend to take down Bournemouth and engross his own tally to 12 so far this season in the league. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player His great friend Messi also had a week to remember, silencing the Bernabeu with a virtuoso performance as Barcelona smashed Real Madrid 3-0 in Saturday’s Clasico.Find out who else makes the cut and earns special bonuses in EA Sports’ legendary football simulation this week…FIFA UTOTWThe Team of the Week is available from 1800 GMT on Wednesday, December 20 until December 27. STARTING XIConsigli – Sassuolo – 82>84Benatia – Juventus – 84>87Martinez – Real Sociedad – 82>84Jagielka – Everton – 80>83Luiz Gustavo – Marseille – 80>85Allan – Napoli – 80>83Inui – Eibar – 77>82Choupo-Moting – Stoke – 77>82Messi – Barcelona – 93>95Aguero – Manchester City – 89>91Kane – Tottenham – 86>89BENCHHerrerin – Athletic – 76>81Marcelo – Lyon – 79>82Mossoro – Medipol- 76>81Atsu – Newcastle – 75>81Lozano – PSV – 78>84Toko-Ekambi – Angers – 76>81Destro – Bologna – 76>81RESERVESAl-Kuwaykibi – Ettifaq – 66>76Bobo – Sydney FC – 74>80Thy – VVV – 69>77Grigg – Wigan – 69>77Guardiola – Cordoba – 66>75last_img read more

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Report: CFB Program Dismissed 11 Players, 4 Coaches After Bowl Loss

first_imgGeneric photo of footballs in an end zone.(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)The South Florida Bulls began the season with such promise, but the program’s 7-0 record quickly diminished over the course of two months. Not only did they lose six consecutive games to end the year, they were downright embarrassed in the Gasparilla Bowl by Marshall.It can be argued that USF’s worst enemy this season was itself. Heading into it’s bowl game, head coach Charlie Strong suspended 11 players, which included five key players on offense.Well, it’s become evident that Strong is ready to clean house. According to Joey Knight of the Tampa Bay Times, the 11 players that were suspended and four assistant coaches are expected to be dismissed from the program.BREAKING: The Bulls’ house-cleaning has begun. 11 players suspended from bowl game not expected back. Neither are four assistants. https://t.co/SjiEzspybN— Joey Knight (@TBTimes_Bulls) December 22, 2018Following the game, Strong told reporters “A lot of guys will be leaving. We need a good washing.”Earlier indications state that USF withheld players due to violation of team rules. These problems reportedly began after the team’s blowout loss to the Houston Cougars.Nonetheless, Strong is trying to send an emphatic message to the rest of his locker room with this move.Last season was a tremendous success for the Bulls, finishing with a 10-2 record and bowl game victory. However, it’s hard to view this year as anything but a step in the wrong direction.last_img read more

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Coming out of its shell Owner IDs tortoise found roaming Edmonton streets

first_imgEDMONTON – There was no sign of a hare when an 11-kilogram tortoise was found roaming free in Edmonton before he was eventually identified by its owner.The Animal Care and Control Centre says the tortoise was discovered north of the city’s downtown on Wednesday night.Tanya Laughren, the centre’s community relations adviser , says someone saw him and thought he shouldn’t be out on his own.The centre says that unlike a cat or dog, the tortoise didn’t have a microchip to help find his owner.The tortoise — named Torty — looked quite proud of himself, surrounded, by his rescuers, in a photo posted on the centre’s Facebook page.The post was shared extensively and Torty’s owner contacted the centre.“We’ve been able to identify someone who we think is the owner. We haven’t made complete confirmation yet, but hopefully the owner will be able to come in this weekend,” Laughren told CTV Edmonton.The desert tortoise, estimated to be about 10 years old, hangs out in the yard and it’s believed he might have escaped through a hole in the fence or when a gate was left open.“At first (the owner) thought it was stolen,” Laughren said. “You do have to be careful and always supervise your pets. But they are thrilled to hear Tort is here and Tort is safe.”Laughren said the centre has found stray turtles before, but Torty is the biggest one so far.Torty is enjoying tomatoes and lettuce under a heat lamp until his owner claims him this weekend.(CTV Edmonton, The Canadian Press)last_img read more

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Trump calls for unity warns about gangs drugs North Korea

first_imgWASHINGTON – Addressing a deeply divided nation, President Donald Trump summoned the country to a “new American moment” of unity in his first State of the Union, challenging Congress to make good on long-standing promises to fix a fractured immigration system and warning darkly of evil forces seeking to undermine America’s way of life.Trump’s address Tuesday night blended self-congratulation and calls for optimism amid a growing economy with ominous warnings about deadly gangs, the scourge of drugs and violent immigrants living in the United States illegally. He cast the debate over immigration — an issue that has long animated his most ardent supporters — as a battle between heroes and villains, leaning heavily on the personal stories of White House guests in the crowd. He praised a law enforcement agent who arrested more than 100 gang members, and he recognized the families of two alleged gang victims.He also spoke forebodingly of catastrophic dangers from abroad, warning that North Korea would “very soon” threaten the United States with nuclear-tipped missiles.“The United States is a compassionate nation. We are proud that we do more than any other country to help the needy, the struggling and the underprivileged all over the world,” Trump said. “But as president of the United States, my highest loyalty, my greatest compassion, and my constant concern is for America’s children, America’s struggling workers and America’s forgotten communities.”Trump addressed the nation with tensions running high on Capitol Hill. An impasse over immigration prompted a three-day government shutdown earlier this year, and lawmakers appear no closer to resolving the status of the “Dreamers” — young people living in the U.S. illegally ahead of a new Feb. 8 deadline for funding operations. The parties have also clashed this week over the plans of Republicans on the House intelligence committee to release a classified memo on the Russia investigation involving Trump’s presidential campaign — a decision the White House backs but the Justice Department is fighting.The controversies that have dogged Trump — and the ones he has created— have overshadowed strong economic gains during his first year in office. His approval ratings have hovered in the 30s for much of his presidency, and just 3 in 10 Americans said the United States was heading in the right direction, according to a poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. In the same survey, 67 per cent of Americans said the country was more divided because of Trump.At times, Trump’s address appeared to be aimed more at validating his first year in office than setting the course for his second. He devoted significant time to touting the tax overhaul he signed at the end of last year, promising the plan will “provide tremendous relief for the middle class and small businesses.” He also highlighted the decision made early in his first year to withdraw the U.S. from a sweeping Asia-Pacific trade pact, declaring: “The era of economic surrender is totally over.”He spoke about potential agenda items for 2018 in broad terms, including a call for $1.5 trillion in new infrastructure spending and partnerships with states and the private sector. He touched only briefly on issues like health care that have been at the centre of the Republican Party’s policy agenda for years.Tackling the sensitive immigration debate that has roiled Washington, Trump redoubled his recent pledge to offer a path to citizenship for 1.8 million young immigrants — but only as part of a package that would also require increased funding for border security, including a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, ending the nation’s visa lottery method and revamping the current legal immigration system. Some Republicans are wary of the hardline elements of Trump’s plan and it’s unclear whether his blueprint could pass Congress.“Americans are dreamers too,” Trump said, in an apparent effort to reclaim the term used to describe the young immigrants in the U.S. illegally.A former New York Democrat, the president also played to the culture wars that have long illuminated American politics, alluding to his public spat with professional athletes who led protests against racial injustice by kneeling during the national anthem, declaring that paying tribute to the flag is a “civic duty.”Republicans led multiple rounds of enthusiastic applause during the speech, but for the opposition party it was a more sombre affair. Democrats provided a short spurt of polite applause for Trump as he entered the chamber, but offered muted reactions throughout the speech. A cluster of about two dozen Democrats, including members of the Congressional Black Caucus, remained planted firmly in their seats, staring sternly at the president and withholding applause.After devastating defeats in 2016, Democrats are hopeful that Trump’s sagging popularity can help the party rebound in November’s midterm elections. In a post-speech rebuttal, Massachusetts Rep. Joe Kennedy, the grandson of Robert F. Kennedy, was seeking to undercut Trump’s optimistic tone and remind voters of the personal insults and attacks often levelled by the president.“Bullies may land a punch,” Kennedy said. “They might leave a mark. But they have never, not once, in the history of our United States, managed to match the strength and spirit of a people united in defence of their future.”The arc of Trump’s 80-minute speech featured the personal stories of men and women who joined first lady Melania Trump in the audience. The guests included a New Mexico policeman and his wife who adopted a baby from parents who suffered from opioid addiction, and Ji Seong-ho, a defector from North Korea and outspoken critic of the Kim Jong-un government.On international affairs, Trump warned of the dangers from “rogue regimes,” like Iran and North Korea, terrorist groups, like the Islamic State, and “rivals” like China and Russia “that challenge our interests, our economy and our values.” Calling on Congress to lift budgetary caps and boost spending on the military, Trump said that “unmatched power is the surest means of our defence.”Trump’s biggest foreign policy announcement of the night concerned the Guantanamo Bay detention centre, which former President Barack Obama tried but failed to close. Reversing Obama’s policy, Trump said he’d signed an executive order Tuesday directing the Pentagon to keep the prison open while re-examining the military’s policy on detention.Trump said he was also asking Congress to ensure the U.S. had needed powers to detain Islamic State group members and other “terrorists wherever we chase them down,” though it was unclear whether he was referring to a new war powers authorization or some other mechanism. Trump also said he wanted Congress to pass a law ensuring U.S. foreign aid goes only “to America’s friends” — a reference to his frustration at U.S. aid recipients that voted at the U.N. to rebuke his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.Mrs. Trump arrived at the Capitol ahead of her husband to attend a reception with guests of the White House, but she rode back to the White House with him. It was the first time she was seen publicly with the president following a report that his lawyer arranged a payment to a porn star, Stormy Daniels, to prevent her from talking about an alleged affair. Daniels denied the affair in a new statement released hours before the speech.___Follow Julie Pace at http://twitter.com/jpaceDC and Zeke Miller at http://twitter.com/zekejmillerlast_img read more

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Energy sector helps boost stocks in Toronto US stock markets push higher

Index and currency in this story: (TSX:GSPTSE, TSX:CADUSD=X) The Canadian Press TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index was up in late-morning trading, boosted by gains in the energy sector as the price of oil pushed higher.The S&P/TSX composite index was up 29.12 points at 15,671.22.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 162.36 points at 25,588.12. The S&P 500 index was up 13.59 points at 2,758.32, while the Nasdaq composite was up 25.25 points at 7,439.87.The Canadian dollar traded for 75.58 cents US compared with an average of 75.48 cents US on Tuesday.The March crude contract up US$1.07 at US$54.17 per barrel and the March natural gas contract was down 10 cents at US$2.59 per mmBTU.The April gold contract was up US$4.40 at US$1,318.40 an ounce and the March copper contract was up 0.20 of a cent at US$2.77 a pound. read more

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Video claims Prabhas son was fed and then killed

The Independent newspaper in Britain which published the latest photograph today said the images were taken in May 2009 at the very end of the Sri Lankan government’s operation to crush the LTTE. The newspaper report claimed the images, contained in a new documentary, No Fire Zone, which will be screened at the Geneva Human Rights Film Festival during the UN Human Rights Council meeting in March, suggest the boy was captured alive and killed at a later stage. “It is difficult to imagine the psychology of an army in which the calculated execution of a child can be allowed with apparent impunity. That these events were also photographed and kept as war trophies by the perpetrators is even more disturbing.” The 12-year-old’s father, Prabhakaran, was killed along with most of the senior leadership of the LTTE as Sri Lanka’s army advanced on the rebels’ position. There were reports at the time that several LTTE officials were shot and killed as they tried to surrender.Prabhakaran’s body was displayed on state television, part of the front of his skull missing, also suggesting he may have been shot at close range. The Sri Lankan authorities have always denied shooting anyone who was trying to surrender. Last night, Brigadier PR Wanigasooriya, an army spokesman, said Sri Lanka had been a repeated victim of  “lies, half truths, rumours, and numerous forms of speculations”.“No substantive evidence have been presented for us to launch an investigation,” he added, referring to alleged human rights abuses. A new video, set to be screened in Geneva on the sidelines of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) session next month, shows what it claims to be the son of LTTE leader Villupillai Prabhakaran being fed inside a military bunker before being shot dead.Balachandran Prabhakara, the 12-year-old son of the rebel leader, was shown in an earlier video with bullet wounds on his body but the army denied capturing him during the final stages of the war. A forensic pathologist who examined the later images for the film-makers, said the boy was shot five times in the chest. Furthermore, propellant burns around the wound suggest he was shot at very close range.“The new photographs are enormously important evidentially because they appear to rule out any suggestion that Balachandran was killed in cross-fire or during a battle. They show he was held, and even given a snack, before being taken and executed in cold blood,” claimed the film’s director, Callum Macrae. read more

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Maze prisoners badly treated by out of control officers after IRA escape

first_imgTHE MINISTER FOR Foreign Affairs expressed his concern to Northern Ireland’s Secretary of State about alleged ill-treatment of inmates of the Maze after a number of IRA prisoners escaped in 1983.A document marked ‘secret’ and published today under the 30 Year Rule outlines how Peter Barry raised the issue with James Prior during a three-hour briefing at Hillsborough.According to the file, the Fine Gael TD noted “the way in which prisoners had been ill-treated in the period following the escape and expressed the view that there seemed to be a lack of control over the prison officers”.Citing “reliable” sources, the Minister told Prior that one inmate had lost his front teeth while others were treated for “minor injuries”.Prior asked if he was ‘listening’ to Fr Denis Faul on the matter – a government source and Catholic chaplain at the H-Blocks – but Barry insisted there was other information available to his department.Both men agreed that temperatures had been raised following the escape of 38 republican prisoners in September of the same year.Prior also acknowledged that it was deemed a “major victory” for the IRA. Half the men were recaptured within 48 hours but the other 19 made it across the border. One was never seen or heard from again but four made it to the US.A prison officer was stabbed during the escape. He died later in hospital after suffering from a heart attack.The subject is also dealt with in papers released in Northern Ireland today under a similar 30 Year Rule.Although much of the detail about the escape kept in the Public Record Office will be sealed until 2069, those released today do contain allegations of serious brutality by prison officers, BBC News reports. The documents outline claims of prisoners being bitten by guard dogs and beaten by prison staff.Read: NI Secretary of State referred to Ian Paisley as a ‘schizophrenic’See TheJournal.ie‘s coverage of the 1983 State Papers>last_img read more

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BAHAMAS PUBLIC FORECAST

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 30, 2017 – Nassau – THIS IS A PUBLIC FORECAST FOR TODAY AND TONIGHT SATURDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER 2017 ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY AT 6AMGENERAL SITUATION:  AN AREA OF DISTURBED WEATHER NEAR CUBA COMBINED WITH A MID TO UPPER LEVEL LOW OVER FLORIDA WILL CONTINUE TO PUMP DEEP TROPICAL MOISTURE ACROSS THE BAHAMAS RESULTING IN UNSETTLED WEATHER ACROSS MOSTLY THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS.SPECIAL WARNINGS: BEACHGOERS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION DUE TO THE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ALONG NORTH AND EAST COAST BEACHES.NORTHWEST BAHAMASWEATHER: PARTLY CLOUDY, HOT AND HUMID WITH A FEW SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH TONIGHTADVISORY: BOATERS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR GUSTY WINDS AND HIGHER SEAS IN OR NEAR HEAVY SHOWERS OR THUNDERSTORMS.WINDS:SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS OVER OPEN WATERS.SEAS: 2 TO 4 FEET OVER THE OCEAN.CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMASWEATHER: PARTLY SUNNY AND HOT WITH THE CHANCE OF A FEW ISOLATED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH TONIGHTADVISORY: SMALL CRAFT CAUTION REMAINS IN EFFECT.WINDS: EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS OVER OPEN WATERS.SEAS: 4 TO 6 FEET OVER THE OCEAN.DAYTIME HIGH TEMPERATURE                 92 °F      33 °COVERNITE LOW TEMPERATURE                77 °F      25 °CSUNRISE: 7:02AM                                             SUNSET: 6:57 PMMOONRISE: 3:43PM                                         MOONSET: 3:01AM SUNLOW TIDE:  10:12AM                         &             10:02PMHIGH TIDE:  4:33PM                         &              4:59AM SUNEXTENDED FORECAST: (FOR THE NEXT TWO DAYS) TROPICAL MOISTURE WILL CONTINUE TO STREAM ACROSS THE ISLANDS OVER THE NEXT TWO DAYS.FORECAST FOR  SUNDAYWEATHER: PARTLY CLOUDY AND HOT WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMSWINDS: EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 15 TO 20 KNOTSSEAS: 4 TO 6 FEET OVER THE OCEANFORECAST FOR  MONDAYWEATHER: PARTLY CLOUDY AND HOT WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMSWINDS: EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 15 TO 20 KNOTSSEAS: 4 TO 6 FEET OVER THE OCEANTROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK:1. SEE LATEST NEWS ITEMS ON MARIA AND LEE.2. The interaction of a weak low pressure area over central Florida and an upper-level low over the Gulf of Mexico is producing disorganized cloudiness and showers that extend from the northwestern Caribbean Sea northward across much of the Florida peninsula and the adjacent waters.   Due to the low’s interaction with land and an expected increase of upper-level winds over the weekend, the likelihood of this system’s development appears to be decreasing.   Locally heavy rainfall is still anticipated over portions of western Cuba, the Florida Keys, and the Florida peninsula during the next several days while the system moves slowly northward and then westward near northern Florida and the northeastern Gulf of Mexico. This has a low chance of formation over the next 5 days.3. A tropical wave interacting with an upper-level low is producing widespread cloudiness and showers extending from the eastern Caribbean Sea northeastward across the Lesser Antilles to the nearby Atlantic waters.    Upper-level winds are not expected to be conducive for development while this system moves west-northwestward to westward at 10 to 15 mph during the next few days.    However, locally heavy rainfall is expected over portions of the northern Leeward Islands and the Greater Antilles during the next several days, with a Flash Flood Watch in effect for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands through late Sunday night.   Formation chance over the next 5 days are low.FORECASTER: SHEZELLE MATHER /C.G. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

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Police find missing 13yearold boy

first_imgMIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – Police found a 13-year-old boy who went missing from Northwest Miami-Dade.The teen, Larry Caneiro, was found on Monday morning in Hialeah.Police did not say the teen was found in an unsafe condition.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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Alaska News Nightly January 6 2015

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprn.Download AudioAlaska’s New U.S. Senator Takes the Oath Liz Ruskin, APRN – Washington DCU.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan was sworn in today, in the U.S. Senate Chamber, by Vice President Joe Biden. Sullivan is celebrating the milestone in a series of receptions and dinners in Washington this week, attended by scores of Alaskan supporters and family members. APRN’s Liz Ruskin attended one, and reports on Sullivan’s first day in the Senate.Ousted Military Affairs Official Returns As Senate Media Strategist Alexandra Gutierrez, APRN – JuneauA recently ousted military affairs official has been hired by the Alaska Senate Majority to guide their media strategy.Muñoz To Reintroduce Bill Adding Sexual Orientation To Anti-Discrimination Law Jennifer Canfield, KTOO – JuneauRep. Cathy Muñoz, a Republican from Juneau, will reintroduce a bill this legislative session to make discrimination based on sexual orientation illegal.Aleut Enterprise To Pay Over $1 Million In Adak Fuel Spill Settlement Lauren Rosenthal, KUCB – UnalaskaA fuel spill on the remote island of Adak will cost Aleut Enterprise more than $1 million in court settlements and damages. The price tag became final this month, after the company reached a deal with state prosecutors.Pick. Click. Give. Donations Up, Number Of Donors Taper Jeremy Hsieh, KTOO – JuneauAnnual giving in the Pick. Click. Give. program has grown robustly since its 2009 launch, though the total number of donors appears to be tapering off.This year, program officials have brought back the Double Your Dividend sweepstakes to attract donors, and organizations will be charged a new 7 percent administrative fee.Draft Juneau Economic Plan Released Casey Kelly, KTOO – JuneauA draft economic plan for the City and Borough of Juneau identifies eight key initiatives to guide the capital city’s financial future over the next decade.Most of those initiatives and the specific goals discussed in the plan have been city priorities for years.Illegal Dumping On State Land Draws Prosecution, FinesEllen Lockyer, KSKA – AnchorageState Fish and Game officials are cracking down on illegal dumping on state game refuges. Heavy fines, and possible jail time is in store for offenders.  Recent incidents at Goose Bay State Game Refuge near Wasilla have resulted in at least one prosecution, and Alaska Wildlife Troopers are on the look-out for further arrests.Alaska Centenarians In National Photo Project Leila Kheiry, KRBD – KetchikanA New York photographer wants to create portraits of a 100-year-old man and a 100-year-old woman from each of the 50 states. He’s calling the project “To Live 10,000 years,” and he recently checked a couple hundred of those years off his list during a trip to Ketchikan.last_img read more

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Alaska News Nightly Tuesday Apr 26 2016

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnDownload AudioLatest oil and gas tax credit aimed at gaining majorityAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauLawmakers are continuing work in Juneau. The House Rules Committee on Tuesday unveiled the latest attempt to rewrite tax credits for the oil and gas industry. The bill would save the state more money over the next three years than a previous version. But the savings are much less than what Governor Bill Walker proposed.Musher assault case raises questions over Iditarod handlingZachariah Hughes, KSKA – AnchorageAn accomplished musher is in Palmer court Tuesday over a domestic violence incident that happened a few months before this year’s Iditarod. Critics have asked whether Iditarod organizers were aware of the assault charges prior to the race and let 24-year-old Travis Beals compete anyway.Togiak herring season starts out roughDave Bendinger, KDLG – DillinghamThe Togiak herring fishery is having a tough season. First the herringshowed up and started spawning earlier than ever before, then the winds andweather proved uncooperative.Hydropower brought to Bristol Bay village of IgiugigEmily Russell, KNOM – NomeAn effort to bring renewable energy to western Alaska was recognized Tuesday by the federal government. The Ocean Renewable Power Company was named the 2016 Outstanding Stewards of America’s Waters for its ability to bring hydropower to the Bristol Bay village of Igiugig.Early breakup occurs along Yukon RiverDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksIce is going out early along the Yukon River. Flooding has so far not been an issue.New assistant Sitka DA serves in strideBrielle Schaeffer, KCAW – SitkaChristopher Orman is the new assistant district attorney for Sitka, Petersburg, and Kake. He replaced Jean Seaton in February, who held the position since 2009. Originally from Southern California, Orman had a winding road to get into law, but he says he’s ultimately happy to be in field serving the community.Sitka cruises to bring passengers to shoreBrielle Schaeffer, KCAW – SitkaThe majority of cruise ships making stops in Sitka this summer will be coming in to dock.Yupik Spelling Bee helps spread Yupik literacyAnna Rose MacArthur, KYUK – BethelYoung Alaska Natives are spreading Yup’ik literacy. Six students from across the state competed in the fifth annual Yup’ik Spelling Bee for Beginners in Anchorage over the weekend. The contest is open to third through eighth grade and run by volunteers. It’s a lot of work. And with responsibility concentrated to a few individuals, the future of the event is in question.Commercial fishing to be opened for Stikine River kingsAngela Denning, KFSK – PetersburgThis year’s run of King salmon on the Stikine River is projected to be small but still large enough for limited commercial fishing near Petersburg.last_img read more

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Dattatreya hits out at Congress TRS at membership drive in

first_imgChityal (Nalgonda): Former Union Minister and BJP senior leader Bandaru Dattatreya stated that people of the country were happy with the saffron party’s under the able leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.Taking part as a chief guest to the party membership drive in Chityal town in the district on Tuesday, Dattatreya said the Congress had lost peoples’ confidence both at the Centre and in the State due to its anti-people policies and similarly, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao was continuing the autocratic rule in the State. Also Read – Hyderabad: Intermediate student dies of cardiac arrest in class Advertise With Us “People of the State are looking towards the saffron party for the development of the State and it was proved in the Parliament elections held recently,” he said. Stating that BJP with huge membership across the country has emerged as most powerful party in the world, he called upon party leaders and cadre to strive to attract more people by giving wide publicity to Central government welfare schemes and development programmes. Also Read – Vemulawada school seized after road accident Advertise With Us He urged the party cadre to work hard to hoist party flags on all municipalities in the district, including Chityal municipality in forthcoming municipal elections. Party district president Nukala Narsimha Reddy, party leaders Garlapati Jithendra Kumar, Goli Madusudan Reddy, Veerelly Chandra Shekar, Pothepaka Sambaiah, Nakirekanti Mogilaiah, Goshika Venkatesham, Ashok, Saidulu and a large number of workers attended the programme.last_img read more

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Big setback for Pakistan UNSC chair Poland dismisses Kashmir plea

first_img Close IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:02/0:51Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:49?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis 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. COPY LINKAD Loading … Representative ImageReutersPoland, the current president of United Nations Security Council (UNSC), on Monday, dismissed Pakistan’s efforts of raising the Kashmir issue to the international security body and called for finding a bilateral solution, according to reports. “Poland hopes that both countries can work out a mutually beneficial solution bilaterally.” Poland’s ambassador to India Adam Burakowski told The Indian Express.”Like the European Union, we are in favour of a dialogue between India and Pakistan,” he added.Burakowski further said that as a non-permanent member of the UNSC, Poland stands ready to prevent actions impacting security situation. “I would like to emphasise on the word ‘bilaterally’, that’s the keyword,” he added.A Polish Foreign Ministry statement revealed that the Indian Minister of External Affairs, S Jaishankar, had explained to Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz on August 8, that the amendment of the Indian Constitution is of “strictly internal nature” and aims at “bringing security to the region that is particularly vulnerable to terrorist attacks,” reported TIE.Pakistan has sought to raise to the UN security council the recent move by the Indian government, which scrapped Jammu and Kashmir’s special status provided under Article 370 of the Constitution.The report came on the same day Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi claimed that it will be difficult to find support against India from the five permanent members (P5) of the UNSC. He said garnering support “even from Muslim nations” would be difficult due to their strong economic relations with India.Qureshi said at a press conference on Monday, “People in the Security Council aren’t standing with flowers; any of the P5 members can be a hurdle. There shouldn’t be any ambiguity on that, do not live in a fool’s paradise.”The Security Council stated last week that New Delhi’s move was “within the framework of the Constitution of the Republic of India” and called for both the countries to “not allow a new aggravation of the situation in the region as a result of the decisions”.Russia, a permanent member of the UNSC, echoed the UN Chief’s statement on Article 370 and said, “We hope that the differences between them will be resolved by political and diplomatic means on a bilateral basis in accordance with the provisions of the Simla Agreement of 1972 and the Lahore Declaration of 1999.”Both the agreements state that Kashmir is a bilateral matter between India and Pakistan.Pakistan expelled Indian High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria on August 7 and suspended all bilateral ties with India in retaliation to New Delhi’s decision. The neighbouring country said the move was an “illegal, unilateral, reckless and coercive attempt” by India.center_img UN chief urges India & Pakistan to exercise ‘maximum restraint’ on Kashmir, recalls Simla agreementlast_img read more

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Colombia landslide kills 13

first_imgThis handout picture released courtesy of Colombia`s Firefighters press office shows firefighters carrying the corpse of one of the passengers of a bus that was buried by a landslide on the road between the municipalities of Junin and Tuquerres, department of Narino, southwest of Colombia, on 21 January, 2018. Photo: AFPA landslide in southwestern Colombia has killed 13 people on a small public bus in a rain-soaked mountainous area, authorities said Sunday.The landslide struck an area not far from the town of Tuquerres in Narino on Saturday.Rescuers have so far found the bodies of 13 people, highway police officer Fernando Montana said.Rescuers will search Monday to see if other vehicles in the area could have been affected, the local office of disaster risk management said in a statement.last_img
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Destiny is now free to play in limited form

first_imgBungie and publisher Activision must be pleased with how well Destiny has sold over the two months since it launched with some 9.5 million user accounts registered. But they aren’t taking that success for granted, and as of yesterday Destiny became free to play in limited form.If you own a PS3, Xbox 360, PS4, or Xbox One, it’s now possible to download a demo version of the game. On the PS4 and Xbox One it is being called the Destiny Trial because at any point you can instantly upgrade to the full version via the in-game menu. However, on PS3 and Xbox 360 it’s called the Destiny Demo because you have to exit out of the game and purchase it digitally or go buy a physical copy to continue playing.In all cases the limited version of the game will allow you to experience the core features of the gameplay, including creating and evolving a Guardian, carrying out story missions, and partaking in social activities. It’s unclear how much content is included in this free version, but the words “limited-time demo” are used to describe it, meaning the main blocker could be the time you are allowed to spend in the world. If you do decide to continue playing beyond that limit, then all of your progress is saved and transferred over to the full game. You won’t need to start again.This idea of allowing the initial stages of the online game to be played for free has worked well for other MMOs, so there’s no reason it won’t attract many more players to Destiny in the coming months. Actually getting the game on your console isn’t exactly a small download, though. On PS3 and Xbox 360 it’s a 6GB download, but on PS4 and Xbox One you’ll be waiting for 20GB to transfer on to the hard drive.last_img read more

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Livestream Samsungs Galaxy Note 8 Unveiling

first_img Samsung Hands Out Limited-Edition Olympic-Themed Galaxy Note 8Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Not DIY Friendly Stay on target Samsung kicks off the annual device-reveal season with today’s unveiling of the Galaxy Note 8.Various leaks and teases have piqued consumer attention, which, frankly, is mainly focused on whether or not this handset will explode.All eyes will be on the new phablet, launching a year after the Note 7 made headlines when buyers reported the handset spontaneously combusting.Two recalls and a halt in production later, Samsung ultimately blamed the battery—which, according to iFixit, is “very, very similar” to the one glued into this year’s flagship Galaxy S8 and S8+.We’ll soon find out if the manufacturer has taken a different route for its next-generation Note.Early this month, serial leaker Evan Blass tweeted a glimpse of the upcoming smartphone, which looks like the love child of a late Note 7 and more recent Galaxy S8.Featuring the same wrap-around display and side buttons as the S8, Samsung’s new rectangular Note is expected to add an infinitesimal amount of screen coverage, and allegedly comes with a revamped dual camera setup—vertical, rather than horizontal.Specifics are still a bit murky, but Blass tipped a 6.3-inch display and the same Exynos 8895 and Snapdragon 835 chipsets as the Galaxy S8, plug 6GB of RAM.Samsung last week teased fans with a Galaxy Note 8 promo video, inviting folks to #DoWhatYouCant with the series’ defining feature: the S-Pen stylus.Today’s invite-only Galaxy Unpacked event begins at 11 a.m. ET in the Big Apple. Those not in attendance can livestream the launch via Samsung’s website or YouTube page. Or, follow along with the special Unpacked 2017 mobile app for iOS and Android.Also keep an eye out for software updates, especially following Google’s recent announcement that Android 8.0 will officially be known as Oreo. The latest OS comes packed with features like picture-in-picture display, Chrome autofill, and better battery life.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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