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Tanduay sets twin records

first_imgVenus Williams wins, Kerber loses at Wimbledon Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena 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 Read Next Racal Motors also easily dispatched Gamboa Coffee Mix, 107-60, in the second game.Rian Ayonayon drained 26 points on a 10-of-13 shooting clip and also dished out seven assists and five steals to lead Racal past Gamboa, which scored only 13 points in the second half. —WITH CARLO ANOLIN, KRISTOFER PURNELLSports Related Videospowered by AdSparc LATEST STORIES Tanduay’s Jerwin Gaco: 21 points —PBA IMAGESTanduay set two records in one game, but that hardly mattered for coach Lawrence Chongson in the PBA D-League Foundation Cup.“Those records mean nothing if we don’t make it to the next round,” Chongson said after the Rhum Masters overwhelmed Zark’s Burgers, 141-65, Monday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.ADVERTISEMENT China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekendcenter_img El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “The only record we want is to be a champion.”The Rhum Masters set new league records for most points scored in a game, eclipsing Racal Motors’ previous 140 against the Jawbreakers on June 8, and the biggest winning margin at 76, topping the 67-point blowout by Cignal over Gamboa Coffee Mix on June 15.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 starsJerwin Gaco wasted no time as he set the tone early, unloading 14 of his 21 points during the Rhum Masters’ 35-6 start.James Martinez had a hand in the rout, too, as he went 5-of-8 from beyond the arc to finish with 23 points on top of nine assists. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Pakistan vs Kenya: Chasing 318, Kenya lose six wickets against Pakistan

first_imgPakistan opened their World Cup campaign with a thumping 205 run win over an unimpressive Kenya in a group A match at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium in Hambantota on Wednesday.For Kenya it is their second consecutive defeat in the mega-event after being demolished by New Zealand by 10 wickets in their tournament-opener on Sunday. ScorePakistan will next play Sri Lanka in Colombo on Saturday.Against Kenya, Pakistan produced an all-round display as after piling up a mammoth 317 for seven on the board, they dismissed the minnows for a paltry 112 in 33.1 overs.Even though he failed with the bat, skipper Shahid Afridi (5/16) led from the front while defending the target and returned with a five-wicket haul to notch up the comprehensive victory for the former champions.For Kenya only four batsmen reached double figures with Collins Obuya top-scoring with a gutsy 47 off 58 balls.Apart from Afridi, pacer Umar Gul picked up two Kenyan wickets giving away just 12 runs.Earlier, Pakistan’s middle-order came up with a splendid batting display to steer the team to a massive 317 for seven after opting to bat.’Shrugging off a poor start, Kamran Akmal (55), Younis Khan (50), Misbah-ul-Haq (65) and Umar Akmal (71) chipped in with valuable half-centuries each to post a challenging total.While it was the experienced duo of Younis and Kamran, who helped the team recover from an early stutter, Misbah and Umar capitalised on it to pile up huge runs.From 12 for two in 6.5 overs, Younis-Kamran lifted Pakistan to 110 for three, sharing a crucial 98-run third-wicket stand before quickfire knocks from Misbah and Umar turned the tide completely in Pakistan’s favour.advertisementMisbah scored 65 off 69 balls with the help of one four and two sixes, while Umar hit 71 off 52 balls, including eight fours and a six as they put up 118 runs for fifth wicket.With PTI Inputslast_img read more

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Photos – The Danica Patrick Story

first_imgAdvertisementDanica Sue Patrick (born March 25, 1982) is an American former professional racing driver.She is the most successful woman in the history of American open-wheel racing—her victory in the 2008 Indy Japan 300 is the only win by a woman in an IndyCar Series race.Born to a working-class family in Beloit, Wisconsin, Patrick began karting at the age of ten and achieved early success by winning her class in the World Karting Association Grand National Championship three times in the mid-1990s.She dropped out of high school with her parents’ permission in 1998, and moved to the United Kingdom to further her career.Patrick competed in Formula Vauxhall and Formula Ford before returning to the United States in 2001 due to a lack of funding.In 2002, she competed in five Barber Dodge Pro Series races for Rahal Letterman Racing. Patrick later raced in the Toyota Atlantic Series for the next two years.Her best effort was third in the championship standings for the 2004 season where she became the first woman to win a pole position in the series.In 2005, Patrick married physical therapist Paul Edward Hospenthal, whom she met at his office in 2002 when she was recovering from a hip injury she sustained during a yoga session.They divorced in 2013.From November 2012 to December 2017, Patrick was in a relationship with fellow driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr.Patrick has been in a relationship with NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers since February 2018.Image Courtesy – Danica Patrick (Instagram)Advertisementlast_img read more

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Despite exit, Nadal enjoys relative success at ATP Finals

first_imgSpain’s Rafael Nadal lifts the ATP World Number 1 trophy following the presentation on court after his match against Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece at the ATP World Tours Finals in the O2 Arena in London, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)LONDON — Rafael Nadal is leaving the ATP Finals with a big trophy, even though he failed again to secure the title at the elite tournament.Nadal was eliminated in the group stage of the season-ending event on Friday, but could still look back on a successful week after edging out Novak Djokovic for the year-end No. 1 ranking.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ At 33, Nadal is the oldest man to top the season’s final ranking list. What’s even more remarkable is that this one came 11 years after he first finished as No. 1 in 2008 — a record-long gap.”To have this trophy with me with this big gap between the first time until today, 11 years, is a big thing,” Nadal said. ”I don’t know if somebody did it or not, but it is something difficult, because 11 years since the first time until the fifth is a big number.”Nadal finished the group-stage with a 2-1 record but that wasn’t enough to advance after defending champion Alexander Zverev beat Daniil Medvedev in the final round-robin match to finish ahead of the Spaniard based on the tournament’s tiebreaker rules.If Zverev had lost, Nadal would have faced Federer in the semifinals for another installment in their long-running rivalry.Nadal also has two more Grand Slam titles to look back on this year, the French Open and U.S. Open, bringing his total to 19. But he has never won the ATP Finals despite qualifying for a 15th year in a row. He has had to pull out of the tournament on six occasions because of injuries and reached the final only twice, the last time in 2013.ADVERTISEMENT Despite different paths to finals, UST and Ateneo brace for all-out war Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Still, the Spaniard was more than happy with his progress this week after coming into the event without hardly any practice time since an abdominal injury forced him to pull out of the Paris Masters semifinals this month.He looked far from his best in losing to Zverev in his opener on Monday. But in his second match, he saved a match point while trailing 5-1 in the third set against Medvedev before completing an improbable comeback, and he came from a set down to beat Tsitsipas on Friday as well.Before the ATP Finals, Nadal had not completed a tournament since winning the U.S. Open. But his rapid improvement in London has been a big confidence booster ahead of the Davis Cup at home in Madrid next week.”I played two matches close to three hours, but in some ways that helps, because if I’m able to hold these kind of matches … that’s what I needed because my preparation was not the ideal one for here,” Nadal said. ”I go to Madrid with positive confidence that I am playing better and better. For me that was important, more than being in that semifinals or not.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Rice industry paralysis Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? MOST READ To mark that achievement, Nadal was presented on court with a trophy by the ATP at the O2 Arena after he beat Stefanos Tsitsipas in his final round-robin match. It’s the fifth time he finishes the year as No. 1, and enough to make sure he leaves London with a feeling of satisfaction despite the early exit.“Having this with me is something unexpected and very emotional for me,” Nadal said. “Honestly, after all the things that I went through in my career in terms of injuries, I never thought that at the age of 33 ½, I would have this trophy in my hands again.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceNadal tied with Djokovic, Roger Federer and Jimmy Connors with five year-end No. 1s, one behind Pete Sampras’ record.Djokovic’s chances to overtake Nadal and equal Sampras’ mark ended when he lost to Federer on Thursday and was eliminated. 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20 days agoChelsea boss Lampard happy for Abraham over England recall

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea boss Lampard happy for Abraham over England recallby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Frank Lampard is delighted for Tammy Abraham over his England recall.Lampard does not want to put too much pressure on the striker’s shoulders by saying he will definitely score goals at international level, but points out the player has shown he can score goals in the Championship and now in the Premier League.He said, “The work has only really begun for him because he is a young player, so I want to see him continue playing in the same vein for Chelsea and scoring goals and then naturally when he goes to the England squad, he has all the attributes to go there and be successful.”But it will be another step for him. I am sure he has the attitude to take that challenge of being a goalscorer for England and there is competition there. He will see there are great strikers in that squad already and it is a good challenge for Tammy.” last_img read more

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Nokia 6.1 Plus, Nokia 5.1 Plus get big discount during Flipkart Women’s Day sale

first_img Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiMarch 7, 2019UPDATED: March 9, 2019 10:54 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe Nokia 6.1 Plus is being sold for Rs 13,999 during the Flipkart saleThe Nokia 5.1 Plus is powered by a Helio P60 SoC and is available for as low as Rs 8,999 on FlipkartThe Nokia 6.1 Plus and 5.1 Plus have been updated to Android PieThe popular Nokia 6.1 Plus (Review) and Nokia 5.1 Plus (Review) continue to be some of HMD’s best-priced phones in 2019. During the ongoing Flipkart Women’s Day sale between March 7 to March 8, the two Nokia phones will be available at their lowest prices yet. The Nokia 6.1 Plus is being sold for Rs 13,999, while the Nokia 5.1 Plus is available at Rs 8,999 on Flipkart.The Nokia 6.1 Plus and 5.1 Plus were launched at Rs 15,999 and Rs 10,999, respectively, last year and have since seen a minor price drop of up to Rs 500. On Nokia’s online store, the Nokia 6.1 Plus is being sold at Rs 15,499, while the Nokia 5.1 Plus costs Rs 10,599. The huge discount on Flipkart will likely attract anyone looking to buy an affordable Nokia phone right now, or a good value-for-money option in this segment.The Nokia 6.1 Plus sees a 5.8-inch FHD+ display with a notch and is powered by a Snapdragon 636 chipset. The base model which is selling at Rs 13,999 comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The Nokia 6.1 Plus gets a 16MP + 5MP dual camera system on the back and a 16MP selfie camera up front. It houses a 3,060mAh battery and has been updated to Android Pie as well.The Nokia 5.1 Plus, on the other hand, is a Helio P60-powered device. It sports a similar 5.8-inch screen size, but with an HD+ resolution. The Nokia 5.1 Plus base model, which is available for Rs 8,999 on Flipkart during the sale comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The device gets a 13MP + 5MP dual rear camera setup and an 8MP front-facing camera. Like the Nokia 6.1 Plus, the Nokia 5.1 Plus also houses a 3,060mAh battery and has been updated to Android Pie.advertisementHMD Global recently announced two more affordable smartphones that are likely to fall below the Nokia 5.1 Plus when they launch in India. The Nokia 3.2 and 4.2 were announced at MWC 2019 with waterdrop displays and a dedicated Google Assistant button. Both these Nokia phones have been listed on the official Nokia India website, suggesting their imminent launch in the country.ALSO READ | Nokia 4.2 and Nokia 3.2 at MWC 2019: Key specs, features, expected India prices, everything you must knowGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow Nokia 6.1 PlusFollow Nokia 5.1 PlusFollow Flipkart Nokia 6.1 Plus, Nokia 5.1 Plus get big discount during Flipkart Women’s Day saleThe Nokia 6.1 Plus and 5.1 Plus are available at their lowest prices yet during the ongoing Women’s Day sale on Flipkart.advertisementlast_img read more

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Menlook, A French Menswear Retailer, Turns Instagram Trend Into Stylish TV Advert

first_imgDespite the fact that more people than ever are cutting the cord and turning to the internet and social media for entertainment, there’s still something intriguing and irresistible about the idea of being on television. Sure, none of us wants to be on reality television. (Shudder.) But we wouldn’t say no to being in, say, a commercial. Perhaps for a fashion-forward retailer? Well now social media and television are coming together in a wonderful and unexpected way.Well, leave it to the always stylish French to find a way to combine new media and old in a forward-thinking manner–and one that means you might one live your dream of seeing your work on television, too. Menlook, a French owned global online retail destination for menswear has launched the first TV ad made from Instagram photos taken by global influential Instagramers. Sacré Bleu!The campaign draws inspiration from a popular Instagram trend: the #flatlay, which is a creative process that involves organizing a series of objects harmoniously on a flat surface and photographing them from above (haven’t you been pondering that hashtag for months?). We know, we know. The effort it takes to take a beautiful photo for Instagram is almost too much. But hey, we never said it was going to be easy to get on t.v.Wondering who these global influencers are?We linked to them right here just for you:Romain Costa: His bio on Instagram simply reads: An architect on the Road. While his architectural renderings confuse us on his website, he certainly enjoys taking pictures of buildings and himself.Kicks Kuwait: Tareq Q is a Kuwaiti menswear influencer. While most men in the Arab world wear traditional ‘Dish Dasha’s’, Tareq has always been a sneakerhead, he is merging East and West and schooling the world with his own well curated sneaker trends.Will Taylor: This NYC based Interior Designer is a self described gent who is ‘Hooked on Hues’. His website, Bright Bazaar is a well known blog for color idea and inspiration. Clicking through is like coffee for the eyes.Quyen Mike: Mike is a 21 year old freelance fashion photographer and Creative Director based in London. He is also a  Travel & Lifestyle blogger.Filippo Cirulli: Milan’s most notorious male bloggers ( as they have been called), Cirulli is co-founder of The Three F, an Italian menswear fashion blog. Get to Know Alto Adige, the Northern Italian Wine Region A Brief History of Bubble Tea and the Best Flavors to Try What’s Amphora Wine? A Primer on One of the Oldest Ways to Make Wine Thirsty? Here Are Some of the Best Accounts of Wine Instagram center_img It’s always exciting to see social media evolve. Bravo Menlook! However, we will cringe if and when #selfies get involved.Well, what are you waiting for? Get to ‘gramming! Editors’ Recommendations Tattoo Ideas for Men (For When You Have No Idea) last_img read more

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Shabana Azmi joins cast of Sheer Qorma

first_imgMumbai: Veteran actor Shabana Azmi has been roped in for Faraz Arif Ansari’s LGBTQ drama Sheer Qorma. She is looking forward to start working on it. Shabana will be seen as a mother in the film, which also stars Swara Bhasker and Divya Dutta. “Divya Dutta recommended the Sheer Qorma script to me. I was moved by it and met Faraz who came across as sincere, honest and deeply committed to the story. The bonus is working with Divya and Swara, so we reworked our dates and I said yes. We had the first workshop yesterday, and everything came together organically,” Shabana said. “I am looking forward to the shoot,” Shabana further added. Ansari is elated to have Shabana on board. “I had a wishlist of actors I want to work with – right from the time I was in school. Shabanaji’s name was always among the top three names of that list.” The film tries to understand the longing for love and acceptance that queer children feel.last_img read more

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Hangout With Prince Charles For The iwill Campaign

first_imgOn 20th November 2014, HRH The Prince of Wales will meet young people involved in social action across the UK via his first ever Google+ Hangout.This will mark the first anniversary of the #iwill campaign which he launched in 2013 with support from the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition.The #iwill campaign is run by Step Up To Serve, an independent charity set-up to coordinate all related activity.#iwill aims to make social action the norm for all 10-20 year olds in the UK by 2020. Youth social action is defined as ‘young people taking practical action in the service of others’, such as volunteering, fundraising or campaigning. #iwill also promotes the fact that social action not only benefits the young participants, but also strengthens their communities, creating a ‘double benefit’.The campaign is working across society to: spread the word about the benefits of youth social action; embed it in the lives of all 10-20 year olds; and create fresh opportunities for them to take part.Hosted by Alex Jones from the BBC’s One Show, the 30 minute Google+ Hangout will give The Prince of Wales an opportunity to talk publicly with a group of young people about their experiences of social action, with a focus on how they are using technology to help others.Since launching, Step Up To Serve and #iwill have helped secure significant new funding for youth social action, as well as support from over 100 business, education, faith and voluntary sector organisations. These include O2, Lloyds Bank, National Grid, Sky, the Cabinet Office, Ofsted, Duke of Edinburgh Awards, The Prince’s Trust, Scout Association and the Media Trust. All supporters have given pledges of support, which they are already delivering. The campaign also enjoys cross-party support.Joining The Prince of Wales and Alex Jones at Clarence House will be young #iwill Ambassador George Fielding, BEM, Helen Davies, Live Chat Moderator for YouthNet and Ronan Dunne, Chief Executive of O2. The four young people joining via the web from around the UK will be Jordan Caldwell from Northern Ireland, Hannah Palmer-Davis from the Isle of Wight, Devan Witter from Yorkshire and Sarah Shaikh from Surrey.George Fielding, BEM, #iwill Ambassador says: “I am greatly honoured to take part in the Google+ Hangout with The Prince of Wales. Social action is the foundation for the life I cherish today. The #iwill campaign presents an unparalleled opportunity for organisations, schools and businesses to encourage, promote and embed the benefits of social action. One thing is certain – the lives of both young people and those they are helping will be changed for the better as a result of their support.”Ronan Dunne, Chief Executive Officer, O2, added: “I’ve seen for myself how social action can help young people gain confidence, experience and skills – that’s why the #iwill campaign is so important. At O2 our Think Big programme provides funding, mentoring and digital skills training to young people running social action projects across the UK. I’m involved in the Google+ Hangout and anniversary events because I want to encourage more businesses to join the campaign. They can make a positive impact by supporting youth social action opportunities and helping young people achieve their potential and ambitions.”Google+ Hangouts allow live broadcasts in HD on Google+, YouTube and websites. Members of the public can join the #iwill Hangout on the 20th November at 1530 to listen and contribute their own comments by visiting The British Monarchy on Google+. The Google+ Hangout will also be streamed live on the The Royal Channel on YouTube.Source:www.princeofwales.gov.uklast_img read more

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JOHN WICK 4 CONFIRMED WITH A 2021 RELEASE DATE

first_imgLionsgate released no other details on the heels of an opening weekend that saw “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum” handily win the North American box office with a $56.8 million opening. That was nearly double the fourth weekend of “Avengers: Endgame” at $30 million.Lionsgate’s third installment of the Keanu Reeves action franchise over-performed forecasts, which had been in the $30 million to $35 million range. It took in more than the combined opening weekends of its predecessors; the first “John Wick” debuted with $14.4 million in 2014 and 2017’s “John Wick: Chapter Two” launched with $30.4 million. Critics gave high marks to “John Wick 3” with an 88% “fresh” score on Rotten Tomatoes. Facebook Advertisement Login/Register With: John Wick will be back in exactly two years and a day.Lionsgate announced Monday that it has scheduled “John Wick 4” for May 21, 2021. The studio made the announcement via a text message to fans: “You have served. You will be of service. John Wick: Chapter 4 is coming – May 21, 2021.” Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more

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UN agency holds firstever screenings of film Blood Diamond in Sierra Leone

4 May 2007The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), together with the United States film company Warner Bros. Pictures, will host the screening of the film “Blood Diamond” – which depicts the bloody civil war that engulfed Sierra Leone in the 1990s – for the first time ever in Freetown, the West African country’s capital. The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), together with the United States film company Warner Bros. Pictures, will host the screening of the film “Blood Diamond” – which depicts the bloody civil war that engulfed Sierra Leone in the 1990s – for the first time ever in Freetown, the West African country’s capital.The movie, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Connelly and Djimon Hounsou, has never been publicly shown in Sierra Leone, and up to 600 people are expected to attend the two free showings of the film on 8 and 9 May.“It is wonderful to have the chance to make this story available to the people of Sierra Leone,” said the film’s director Ed Zwick. “After all, it is a story that belongs to them.”WFP’s distinctive white and blue logo appears prominently in several of the film’s scenes, and the agency continues to provide food assistance to more than 300,000 people to help the country rebuild after a devastating decade-long civil war.“‘Blood Diamond’ opened the world’s eyes to the tragic suffering endured by so many people across the country, as well as WFP’s work to help them,” said the agency’s Executive Director, Josette Sheeran. “It also brought into focus the extreme cruelty and tragedy of child soldiers.”The movie realistically depicts aid operations, such as those undertaken by WFP in the 1990s to feed thousands who fled their homes to areas within their home country or to neighboring nations. During the conflict in Sierra Leone, WFP staff reported witnessing the dire humanitarian situation as well as unspeakable acts of violence and cruelty similar to those illustrated by the film.“Sierra Leoneans can take great pride in the immense achievements since the end of the war,” Ms. Sheeran said.Ms. Connelly and Mr. Hounsou have added their voices to the call to end hunger by participating in a public service announcement for WFP which has been broadcast around the world. read more

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With seeds surer way to curb hunger in Darfur than food aid

Faced with a shortfall in funding for Sudan’s strife-torn Darfur region, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today appealed for $8 million to provide 100,000 more families with seeds and agricultural tools as a much more cost-effective means than emergency food aid in combating hunger.“For one tenth of what is spent on food aid for a month, enough seeds can be purchased to help the same number of people produce their own food for several months,” FAO Emergency Coordinator for North Darfur Sara McHattie said. FAO has already provided seeds and agricultural tools to some 70,000 vulnerable rural families in North Darfur, but has so far received only $7 million of the $15 million it has sought for 2005. Some 550 tons of field crop seeds, including millet, sorghum and groundnut, and around 79,000 tools, including hand tools and donkey ploughs, were distributed outside displacement camps to households affected by the conflict as well as to host communities to encourage people to stay on the land. The assistance will help these families produce enough food to feed themselves for almost three months.At least 180,000 people have been killed and some 2 million others displaced over the past two years in fighting between rebels, the Sudanese Government and its allied militias. Most of the population of North Darfur is dependent on locally produced grain for food. Last year’s harvest met only 15 per cent of the region’s food needs, thus increasing the caseload for the already protracted food aid distributions. “This is the third agriculture season missed by farmers,” FAO Agriculture Field Officer in North Darfur Bashir Abdel Rahman said. “Seeds were looted, lost during the escape to displaced persons camps, eaten or simply damaged due to improper storage. The harvest for the last two years was poor because of displacement, insecurity and erratic and below average rainfall.” Receipt of the remaining funding would allow FAO and its implementing partners to assist an additional 100,000 families with agricultural and livestock supplies in the three Darfur states, FAO added. read more

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Whats the difference between oil and gas pipelines

by Posted Sep 11, 2015 1:39 pm MDT What’s the difference between oil and gas pipelines? AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association is trying to clear up some of the confusion people have about oil and gas pipelines.A recent pipeline leak at Nexen operations in northern Alberta has put pipeline safety in the spotlight.CEPA vice president Patrick Smyth explained that there are three different types of pipelines: gathering, transmission and distribution.He said CEPA oversees the operation of 130 thousand kilometres of transmission pipeline in North America, basically making it the middle man between extraction and export.“We are the ones who will move the product once it is gathered from one area of the country to another or into a market outside of Canada,” Smyth said.Nexen is not a member of CEPA, which is why the organization is not commenting on the incident involving its gathering pipeline.Visit aboutpipelines.com for more information. read more

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Man 35 dies in twocar collision in Dublin

first_img Image: Google Maps By Órla Ryan Thursday 2 Feb 2017, 7:50 AM Man (35) dies in two-car collision in Dublin The occupants of the second car were seriously injured. Feb 2nd 2017, 7:50 AM http://jrnl.ie/3218200 24,226 Views 21 Comments center_img File photo Image: Google Maps Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article File photo GARDAÍ ARE INVESTIGATING a car crash in Rush, Co Dublin, in which a man (35) died last night.The two-car collision occurred on the Skerries Road near the intersection with St Catherine’s estate at approximately 11.30pm.Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene. The male driver, who was the sole occupant of one car, was pronounced dead at the scene and his body has been removed to the mortuary at James Connolly Memorial Hospital.The three occupants of the second car – a 24-year-old woman and two men, aged 28 and 45 – were injured and taken to Beaumont and James Connolly Memorial hospitals, and their conditions are described serious but non-life threatening.The road is currently closed to facilitate a forensic collision examination and diversions are in place.Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone with any information to contact them at Balbriggan Garda Station on 01 8020510, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.Read: Wind warning in place for the whole countryRead: ‘Groundhog Day’ as month begins with 600 people on hospital trolleys Short URL Share118 Tweet Email1 last_img read more

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Trump reportedly installed a 50000 golf simulator inside the White House

first_img Tags Donald Trump 42 Comments Share your voice Culture US President Donald Trump plays golf on the South Lawn for the White House Sports and Fitness Day in 2018. Getty Images US President Donald Trump may not have to leave the White House to play golf anymore. According to a report in The Washington Post, the president installed a golf simulator inside his personal quarters in the White House in the last few weeks. The room-size simulator costs roughly $50,000, according to a White House source cited by the Post, and replaced an older system installed during the Obama administration. It’s not the first high-tech upgrade to come to the White House. In December 2018, reports emerged that the Secret Service was planning to test facial recognition software in and around the president’s official residence, while the building was also upgraded in the past decade with the installation of solar panels. But the installation of a $50,000 golf simulator could draw a different kind of attention, with President Trump already facing scrutiny over how much time he has spent golfing during his presidency. While there’s no detail on the simulator fit-out, The Washington Post reports three public golf courses owned by President Trump are kitted out with simulators created by Danish company TrackMan Golf, which provides room-scale golf simulators (complete with turn and HD touchscreen) for prices starting at $49,995. TrackMan didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Everything about Fortnite: What you need to know about the hit game.NASA turns 60: The space agency has taken humanity farther than anyone else, and it has plans to go further.last_img read more

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Will Radhika Apte return to Sacred Games 2 owing to her popularity

first_imgRadhika ApteSTR/AFP/Getty ImagesCreating an analogy with Netflix last year, Radhika Apte ruled all the mediums with her various projects. Owing to her phenomenal fanbase on the digital space, fans are speculating the actress’ comeback to the much hyped and awaited Sacred Games 2.Recently, the official handle of Netflix India made a cryptic announcement, leaving the fans wondering for the release of the second season of Sacred Games. However, what grabbed the attention the most was whether Radhika would feature in the second installment of the series.The actress, who played the role of Anjali Mathur – a RAW agent might be a part of the second season of the show, and all thanks to her fans for who have been demanding her return to the show.Talking about her death in the series, speculations suggest her return maybe in the form of a flashback story.Netflix’s obsession with her is so high that they called her ‘radical Apte’ and created a spoof with her.The second installment of Sacred Games is shot in Mumbai. The highly anticipated season will see a mix of old favorites and fresh new characters to drive the storyline to its intrepid twists and turns.last_img read more

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Tata Capital Announced Winner of 2015 Gallup Great Workplace Award

first_imgTata Capital, the financial services arm of the Tata Group, has received the 2015 Gallup Great Workplace Award.The award was created by Gallup, one of the world’s leading performance management consultancies, to recognize organizations for their extraordinary ability to create an engaged workplace culture that drives business outcomes. Winners were honored during Gallup’s Spring Summit in Omaha, Nebraska, on 3 June, 2015.Tata Capital joins a prestigious group of organizations that average a ratio of nine engaged employees to one actively disengaged employee, which is more than 16 times what Gallup found in nationally representative polling in 142 countries worldwide.”We are honored to receive the 2015 Gallup Great Workplace Award. We strongly believe that our ‘people’ are our key driver of growth and highly engaged employees are the foundation of a successful organization,” said Praveen P Kadle, Managing Director & CEO of Tata Capital Limited.”We have taken well-structured, long term initiatives to build and sustain high levels of employee engagement and are extremely pleased that a global leader like Gallup has recognized our work in this area,” he said.Gallup’s rigorous scientific research links employee engagement to nine integral performance outcomes — customer ratings, profitability, productivity, turnover, safety incidents, shrinkage, absenteeism, patient safety incidents and quality.Gallup research also shows that companies with this winning combination have a competitive edge as organizations with highly engaged workforces can outperform their peers by 147 percent in earnings per share.A panel of Gallup workplace experts evaluates applicants and assesses them against criteria established by the most comprehensive workplace study ever conducted. The top organizations selected gain entry into an elite group of companies that have won the Gallup Great Workplace Award.last_img read more

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Expatriate Bangladeshi shot dead in Saudi Arabia

first_imgA Bangladeshi national was shot dead by terrorists at Qatif city of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, reports UNB.Three more foreign nationals were also killed in the incident.Bangladesh embassy in Riyadh confirmed the incident on Tuesday though the killing incident took place on 27 July.Bangladeshi victim M Alamgir Hossain, 47, is hailed from Gobindapur village under Faridganj upazila in Chandpur district. His passport number is BH0457527.Alamgir’s body has been kept at Dammam Central Hospital, said the embassy officials.His body will be sent home after completing necessary procedures.last_img read more

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How Netanyahus win could further polarize American Jews

first_img Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,(RNS) — Benjamin Netanyahu’s apparent election victory in Israel this week promises to bring more of the same: a right-wing governing coalition led by the country’s longest-serving and arguably most conservative prime minister to date.But Netanyahu’s narrow gains in Tuesday’s (April 9) parliamentary elections widens the gulf between Israel and American Jews, who trend liberal and tend to vote Democratic in U.S. elections.Netanyahu’s main rival, Benny Gantz, a centrist former military chief, appeared to come close to victory on Tuesday, but by early Wednesday, as vote counting progressed, Netanyahu appeared to have an edge and Gantz conceded. Under Israel’s law, it is now up to President Reuven Rivlin to nominate the leader of the party he thinks will have the best chance at forming a government. Tuesday’s close vote favors Netanyahu, as he is more likely to be able to form a government with  ultra-Orthodox Jewish members of parliament and other right-wing parties.In the past, Jews in the U.S. have united behind Israel’s premier regardless of personality or party. But Netanyahu has alarmed many American Jews with his hawkish politics — including his last-minute campaign pledge to annex large chunks of the West Bank — that further erode any prospect of a future Palestinian state.“Netanyahu is the most polarizing prime minister as far as American Jews are concerned,” said David A. Halperin, executive director of the Israel Policy Forum, a think tank in New York that advocates for a two-state solution between Israelis and Palestinians.American Jews largely favor a two-state solution to the Palestinian conflict, often pointing out that denying some 3 million West Bank Palestinians the right to vote will make it impossible for Israel to be both a Jewish and a democratic state, which American Jews see as a Jewish value.Netanyahu’s growing allegiance to President Trump and the Republican Party has become a further stumbling block.President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hold up a signed proclamation at the White House on March, 25, 2019, in Washington. Trump signed an official proclamation formally recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)“The Trump-Netanyahu alliance has absolutely alienated the vast majority of American Jews who are not supportive of the Trump administration or the Netanyahu administration,” said Jill Jacobs, executive director of T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights.Trump has cut off aid to Palestinian groups, and ended funding for a United Nations agency that helps Palestinian refugees. He also moved the American Embassy to Jerusalem, withdrawn the U.S. from the Iran nuclear deal and more recently recognized Israel’s 1981 annexation of the Golan Heights.Not coincidentally, all of these steps were thought to have directly helped Netanyahu’s chances in this week’s election.About 76% of U.S. Jews voted for Democrats during the 2018 midterms, according to a GBA Strategies poll conducted for the liberal Jewish advocacy group J Street. Only 24% of American Jews voted for Trump in 2016; 71%  favored Hillary Clinton.But in Israel, where Trump is highly respected, giant campaign billboards went up showing Netanyahu and Trump both wearing red ties, shaking hands and grinning for the camera.Netanyahu’s apparent win has divided American Jews on another front as well: religious pluralism.In 2017, Netanyahu nixed a plan to create a permanent egalitarian prayer space at the Western Wall. The site is controlled by Israel’s Orthodox establishment, much to the consternation of the Conservative and Reform branches that dominate the U.S. Jewish landscape. Both groups have for years advocated for a right to give women the opportunity to pray as equals there. (Gantz told a Jewish audience on a recent visit to the U.S., “The wall is long enough to accommodate everyone.”)Netanyahu’s coalition, which includes Orthodox religious parties, has further entrenched the monopoly of Israel’s Chief Rabbinate, which controls all marriages and divorces. By extension, that means the Chief Rabbinate also decides Jewish identity, since the ability to marry as a Jew rests on the Orthodox determination of whether the bride and groom both have a Jewish mother.“When Israel moves away from religious pluralism and towards an Orthodox monopoly on the Jewishness of Israel, that’s another place where we see gaps forming between the Israeli government and American Jews,” said Libby Lenkinski, vice president for public engagement at the New Israel Fund, which supports civil rights, religious pluralism and Jewish-Arab coexistence.Leaders of Conservative and Reform branches of Jewish life in North America did not disguise their disappointment with Netanyahu’s apparent victory, even as they pledged to try to work with him.“We will work with any Israeli government, but we will not stop expressing our support for Israelis who should have the right to practice their religion as they see fit,” said Rabbi Debra Newman Kamin, president of the Rabbinical Assembly, the international association of Conservative rabbis.Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, which represents the largest branch of Jewish life in the United States, predicted that American Jews would continue to support Israel under a new coalition led by Netanyahu. But he added:“Our allegiance is not to an individual or to a party,” Jacobs said. “We can love Israel and also have a respectful critique. We can do that in the United States and we have to have a mature Zionism that’s able to both love and critique.” Hindu guest chaplain, at your service — but does he speak for all Hindus? News Share This! By: Yonat Shimron YonatShimron Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019 Catholicism Share This! Yonat Shimron YonatShimron As Amazon burns, Vatican prepares for summit on region’s faith and sustainabilit … August 30, 2019 Columns • Opinion • Simran Jeet Singh: Articles of Faith By: Yonat Shimron YonatShimron Share This!center_img We are not all the same, and in our difference we are divine August 30, 2019 Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts By: Yonat Shimron YonatShimron Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.,India’s Hindu prime minister touts hometown’s Buddhist links as vote nears TagsAmerican Jews Benjamin Netanyahu Benny Gantz Donald Trump homepage featured Israel Israeli elections Jill Jacobs religious pluralism Rick Jacobs,You may also like Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Yonat Shimron Yonat Shimron is an RNS National Reporter and Senior Editor.,Add Comment Click here to post a comment Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Share This! 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Octopus inspired adhesive patch works under water

first_imgOctopus vulgaris. Image: Wikipedia. Journal information: Nature More information: Sangyul Baik et al. A wet-tolerant adhesive patch inspired by protuberances in suction cups of octopi, Nature (2017). DOI: 10.1038/nature22382 Suction cup mat based on octopus’s suckers developed to build flexible pressure sensors Explore further In their search to create a better adhesive patch, the researchers looked to suction cups used by octopuses to grip objects and prey. They mimicked the suction cups by creating polymer sheets with cup-like dimples with soft spheres in the middle of each. They then tested differently sized dimples and spheres and found that 50 micrometer dimples offered the best grip, which, as it turned out, was the one closest to that used by an octopus in its underwater world. To better understand how the suction cups worked, the researchers studied their own creations under a microscope and discovered the secret to the octopus grip is water getting trapped beneath the sphere near the back edges of the cup—it creates a vacuum chamber when pressure is released.In testing the patches, the researchers found them able to attach and detach up to 1000 times without the need for replenishment—and without the need for adhesive materials. This, the team notes, makes them a much better option for skin patches as anyone who has used an adhesive patch can attest. Removing sticky patches can be painful, particularly if they have been used to cover a wound. The researchers report also that the patch could adhere to many surfaces, both flat and curved, including skin. And of course, it stuck just as well when the skin was wet. Perhaps most interesting was the fact that the vacuum also allowed the suction cup to work underwater.The patches the group made were simple rectangular sheets of dimpled plastic with tiny spheres in the middle of each, anchored to the sheet. The patches adhered when pressure was applied. Of course, for the patch to be used in medical or industrial applications a means for releasing the pressure created by the vacuum must be found, perhaps one based on the way an octopus releases its grip.center_img (Phys.org)—A team of researchers at Sungkyunkwan University in South Korea has developed a type of adhesive patch that works under a variety of conditions including underwater. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the team describes how they studied octopus suction cups to design a better patch for human applications. © 2017 Phys.org Citation: Octopus inspired adhesive patch works under water (2017, June 15) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-06-octopus-adhesive-patch.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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