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Pacquiao: Review fight

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES MOST READ View comments Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Pacquiao had a rematch clause in the contract, meaning the 38-year-old Filipino could negotiate to fight Horn again before the end of the year.Horn won the majority of the early rounds on all judge’s cards, but Pacquaio rallied and had opportunities to end the fight in the 9th when he had the Australian schoolteacher wobbling and on the ropes. Horn recovered and won the next round, setting up a battle of attrition in the two closing rounds. —APSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekendcenter_img 9 games, 9 days: Gilas PH opens Jones Cup bid vs Canada 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 The 11-time world champion cited a request by the Philippines’ Games and Amusements Board, or GAB, to World Boxing Organization president Francisco Valcarcel for a thorough review of the refereeing and judging of the bout, which was staged outdoors in front of more than 51,000 fans at Suncorp Stadium.The WBO should take action on the Philippine request “so as not to erode the people’s interest in boxing,” Pacquiao said. “I had already accepted the decision but as a leader and, at the same time, fighter, I have the moral obligation to uphold sportsmanship, truth and fairness in the eyes of the public.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I love boxing and I don’t want to see it dying because of unfair decision and officiating,” he said.In their July 3 letter to Valcarcel, GAB officials expressed concerns about “the possible errors of the referee and the three judges who officiated the subject fight.” Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “We … request for a thorough review by the WBO for possible miscalls of the referee where some deductions were not made and of the judges in their judging that have caused varying opinions on their objectivity,” the statement said.Pacquiao’s trainers were critical of the referee for not doing more to stop or penalize head clashes and neck holds. They highlighted statistics that showed Pacquiao, who needed stitches to two cuts in his hairline that resulted from head clashes, landed twice as many punches.Commentators from ESPN, which broadcast the fight live in the US, were among the most vocal critics of the outcome.All three judges awarded it to Horn, with American Waleska Roldan’s 117-111 score attracting most of the criticism. US judge Chris Flores and Ramon Cerdan of Argentina each scored it much closer at 115-113.Top Rank promotor Bob Arum said it was a “close fight. It could have gone either way.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Manny Pacquiao, right, of the Philippines and Jeff Horn of Australia fight during their WBO World welterweight title bout in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, July 2, 2017. Pacquiao lost his WBO welterweight world title to Horn in a stunning, unanimous points decision in the Sunday afternoon bout billed as the Battle of Brisbane in front of more than 50,000 people. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)Manny Pacquiao asked the WBO to act on a request by Philippine sports officials for a review of his welterweight world title loss to Jeff Horn, saying he didn’t want to see the boxing industry “dying because of unfair decision and officiating.”While Pacquiao has accepted his defeat to Horn, who fought in his first world title bout in Sunday’s so-called “Battle of Brisbane,” the Philippine senator said in a statement Wednesday he had a “moral obligation to uphold sportsmanship, truth and fairness.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Indian shooting team continues to shine at Games

first_imgTwo days, 10 medals, five gold. Can it get better than that? Yes, it could have, in case there was no minor glitches in the double trap pairs event on Wednesday.Ronjon Sodhi had a perfect score in the first round and was given clean in the second round when an overzealous photographer tried to come on the side to click some pictures, resulting in the referee stopping the round and asking Ronjon to move away from the shooting station.When the round started, the mandatory flight of the target was not shown to him resulting in a wrong hold point of the gun, and a miss. This was followed by a hit target given a loss in the second last pair of the competition. It is unfortunate, but yes it happened, and there is no going back on it, the result cost India a gold medal.The exemplary performance by Anisa Sayyed and Rahi Sarnobat in the pairs clinched gold. This was followed by an outstanding performance in the individual event, where Sayyed showed nerves of steel by holding on to the lead till the end. Sarnobat demonstrated that she had it in her to fight back and shot a phenomenal score in the finals to win the silver. A 205 aggregate in the finals shows class.It was a foregone conclusion in the 10m Air Rifle competition for men as you had the world’s best team in the field; Abhinav Bindra and Gagan Narang. In the individual event also Narang shot the world record again to win the gold, followed by a silver medal performance of Bindra. There has been some criticism of Bindra’s performance and this is uncalled for.advertisementIn any match there is a winner and a loser. As a country we are outright winners. There have also been some murmurs of professional rivalry between the two shooters. I would like to categorically inform the readers that in shooting, unlike other sports, you do not have an opponent.Your fight is with yourself; bettering your score, improving your performance and fighting constantly to achieve your goal.Both these shooters are world class and we will have more from them in the future. We cannot overlook the performance of others in the fray, where Omkar Singh demonstrated his champion qualities by coming from behind and winning a gold in 50m pistol, which is considered one of the most gruelling events in hand gun shooting.All the efforts put in by our champions are giving the results. Even those who have not been able to win over the last two days are excellent shooters in their own right and will get back in the competitions to come. We have a very strong team and will see individual sparks of brilliance in the days to come.(The writer is a former shotgun shooter and a government observer with the NRAI)last_img read more

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Rajeev Shukla may become interim BCCI president

first_imgWith the sudden demise of Jagmohan Dalmiya on Sunday evening, the seat of BCCI president has been left vacant and Indian Premier League chairman Rajeev Shukla seems the most likely candidate to take over, at a Special General Meeting to be called by secretary Anurag Thakur.According to the BCCI constitution, Thakur needs to send out the notice for the SGM by October 5 and the meeting needs to take place within three weeks of the notice when an interim president will be picked.A senior BCCI official told Mail Today that Shukla and Sharad Pawar are the two contenders for the top post at present. Shukla is said to have the backing of the BJP top brass while those very people aren’t too keen on having Pawar back in the hot seat, even though the Maharashtra strongman has shown keen interest and was also likely to contest at this year’s Annual General Meeting.”One has to calculate well and according to the current situation, Shukla is the most favoured candidate. He is not only on good terms with Thakur, but also has the backing of top BJP officials.Keeping those equations in mind, one must realise that Pawar doesn’t really have that support. “Also, it is East Zone’s turn to nominate the president and it is clear that Shukla is trying to work that angle in his favour. But relations change overnight in the BCCI,” he said.last_img read more

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10.or D launched: Key specs, features, India price, and everything you need to know

first_imgAmazon India on Wednesday added another budget smartphone to its portfolio under the 10.or brand (pronounced Tenor) with the 10.or D. This is the third phone launched this year following the 10.or G and 10.or E smartphones. The newest budget handset comes with entry-level specifications as the company looks to take on the likes of the recently launched Redmi 5A.The 10.or D shares most of the same specs seen inside the Redmi 5A including a Snapdragon 425 processor, 2GB and 3GB of RAM options, 13-megapixels rear and 5-megapixels front cameras, among other things. However, given its relative newness in the Indian market, the 10.or D will face a stiff competition with the Redmi 5A. Here’s everything that you need to know about Amazon India’s latest budget offering. Specifications:Processor: The 10.or D is powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core processor Snapdragon 425 processor (Cortex A53) with Adreno 308 GPURAM: It will be available in a choice of 2GB and 3GB of RAM, like the Redmi 5AInternal storage: It will be offered with 16GB or 32GB of internal storage depending on the RAM variantScreen: The 10.or D sports a 5.2-inch HD (720×1280) display with bezels all aroundRear camera: The smartphone sports a 13-megapixel rear sensor with flashFront camera: It features a 5-megapixel front-facing sensor without flashAlso Read: 10.or D with Snapdragon 425 SoC, 3500mAh battery launched starting at Rs 4,999Software: The budget handset runs on Android 7.1.2 Nougat out-of-the-box and comes with a few pre-loaded Amazon apps like Kindle and Prime VideoadvertisementBattery: The smartphone houses a 3500mAh battery which promises up to two days of battery life and up to 10 days of standby timeSpecial features– Amazon India says that its 10.or smartphones have been designed looking at customer feedback on its e-commerce platform. The specifications offered are largely based on what customers have requested. This includes a large battery, fingerprint sensor, stock Android among other things.– One of the biggest highlights of the 10.or D is its big battery capacity of 3500mAh. This is larger compared to the Redmi 5A which houses a 3000mAh battery and Amazon says that its smartphone will provide up to 2 days of battery life. The low-end specifications will likely help boost the battery life as well.– The other big highlight is the fingerprint sensor on the back, which the company says will unlock the phone in 0.3 seconds (when turned on) and 0.8 seconds when turned off. The 10.or D is also one of the cheapest phones to sport a fingerprint scanner.– The company says that the Snapdragon 425 processor is optimised and battery efficient, which guarantees that the handset will keep the phone running for up to two days.Price and availabilityThe 10.or D is priced starting at Rs 4,999 for the 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage variant and Rs 5,999 for the 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage. This is similar to the Redmi 5A and will look to challenge Xiaomi’s budget smartphone in the online space. The 10.or D is exclusive to Amazon India and will go on sale starting January 5. Amazon will also be offering an additional 1 year warranty for Prime customers who purchase the device.last_img read more

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Rohit Sharma overtakes Virat Kohli to become India’s highest run-scorer in T20Is

first_imgIndia opener Rohit Sharma has surpassed Virat Kohli to become the highest run-scorer in T20 international cricket for India.Rohit achieved the feat in the ongoing second T20I between India and West Indies being played at Bharat Ratan Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium in Lucknow. He surpassed Kohli when he with a six in the fifth over of the match.Before the start of the match, Rohit needed only 11 runs to surpass Kohli’s tally of runs in the shortest format of the game.India vs West Indies 2nd T20I: Live UpdatesKohli, who has been rested for the ongoing three-match series, has 2102 runs in 62 T20Is at an average of 48.88 with 18 half-centuries.In July, Rohit had become the fifth batsman in men’s cricket to join the 2000-run club when he struck 100 not out against England in Bristol.He became the second Indian man and third Indian overall after women’s team star Mithali Raj and Kohli to accomplish the feat.He is also India’s most prolific six hitter in the T20Is. Rohit needs three more to go past New Zealand great Brendon McCullum’s tally of 91 sixes.Rohit is a serial record-breaker in limited-overs cricket.He is the only man to score three double hundreds in one-day internationals and holds the record for the highest individual score in the format. Back in 2014, Rohit had left the cricket world stunned with his 264 against Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens.In T20 Internationals, Rohit and New Zealand’s Colin Munro are the only two batsmen to have scored three centuries each.advertisementRohit had failed in the first game scoring only 6 at his favourite hunting ground, Eden Gardens in Kolkata.India look to to seal the series with a win in the second T20I against the Windies at the newly-built Bharat Ratan Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium in Lucknow.India and West Indies have played 9 T20 Internationals so far with the Windies winning 5 and India 3. One match ended in no result.The Uttar Pradesh government had on Monday rechristened the Ekana International Cricket Stadium as Bharat Ratan Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium ahead of the match.last_img read more

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India vs Australia: We had a point to prove and we did, says Cheteshwar Pujara

first_imgTeam India finally have a Test series win away from the sub-continent which was the goal when they set out on the tours to South Africa, England and Australia. After defeats in South Africa and England, success finally came in Sydney when Kohli and his men ended India’s agonising 71-year wait for a test series victory in Australia.The goal was to shed the poor traveller tag and India did that in style as they outclassed Australia in their own backyard in every department throughout the series.Kohli was once again leading the team from the front but this time he had the support of the other batsmen in the lineup, something which was missing in the series against South Africa and England last year.And it was Cheteshwar Pujara who was at the forefront each time as he took up the responsibility of scoring the bulk of the runs for the team while the other batters played around him.Pujara top-scored with 521 runs in the series at an average of over 74 and smashed three hundreds in the process. The only Test in which he didn’t get to triple figures, India lost.He scored runs on the most difficult surfaces and literally batted Australia out of the competition as he faced a record 1258 deliveries and batted for over 28 hours in the four Test matches.Speaking to India Today’s Boria Majumdar, Pujara admitted that this is the best he has ever batted overseas especially because it helped India to win the series.advertisement”This is the best series we had as a team overseas. This is my best series I would say. But I would still like to say the toughest series which I have been part of is playing Australia at home in 2018. We were 1-0 down. I still remember the Pune Test where we felt we might lose the series.”But we made a very good comeback and won that series. It was the toughest series I was a part of but this is the best series I have been part of in terms of winning the series away from home and this is really special to all of us,” Pujara told India Today.India have traditionally been formidable at home and fragile abroad, especially outside the subcontinent where harder or grassy pitches took the edge off their spinners and disconcerted their batsmen.Their rise to the top of the test rankings under Kohli was built on strong home form and every player in the side has since been insisting on winning abroad to lend legitimacy to the status.The win finally came after two failed attempts earlier in the year and it now looks like India now has the players who can dominate Test cricket for years to come.”Whenever we tour abroad we always feel that we have the capability of winning the series because we have done really well in India. We had a point to prove and as a team we have done that now,” Pujara added.When asked how the team plans to celebrate this win, the 31-year-old Saurashtra batsman didn’t reveal much.”The team is going to celebrate hard. We’ll have a get-together and guys are going to enjoy. Back home people are really happy, I’m glad that all the Indian fans not just in India but in Australia and around the world, they are really pleased with the way the team has played,” Pujara concluded.Also Read | Pujara dance vs Kohli bhangra: What’s your favourite moment from India’s celebrations?Also Read | Team India will reach many more milestones in the time to come: MSK PrasadAlso Read | Had tears in my eyes when Virat Kohli lifted Border-Gavaskar Trophy: Sunil GavaskarAlso Read | Cheteshwar Pujara keen on getting back to domestic cricket, to play county during IPL 2019last_img read more

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Skoda Rapid Rider limited edition launched in India for a starting price of Rs 6.99 lakh

first_imgSkoda Auto today launched Rapid Rider for an introductory price of Rs 6.99 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The limited-edition vehicle is available in Candy White and Carbon Steel colour options.Powering the new limited edition Skoda Rapid Rider is the 1.6-litre MPI (Multi-Point Injection) petrol engine that makes 105 PS and 153 Nm of peak torque. In this variant, the motor is offered only with the 5-speed manual gearbox. The claimed mileage is 15.41 kmpl.Skoda Rapid challenges the likes of Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Honda City, Hyundai Verna and Volkswagen Vento. It is available in four other variants — Active, Ambition, Style and Monte Carlo. Recently, the car reached one lakh unit production milestone in India since its launch in the country in November 2011.”The Rapid Rider offers a compelling combination of the brand’s emotive design, exquisite interiors and class-leading safety features, at a very competitive price point. It is deemed to be a best-seller setting benchmark for functionality, practicality and spaciousness in its segment,” Skoda Auto India Sales, Service and Marketing Director Zac Hollis said.Skoda Rapid Rider sports a modern crystalline appearance with distinctive black design elements. It gets the Skoda signature grille, black side foils, glossy black decor on B pillars and black trunk lip garnish. The limited-edition vehicle features an all-new dual-tone ebony sand interior, with premium ivory slate upholstery. There are scuff plates with ‘Rapid’ inscription.So far as safety features are concerned, the new Rapid Rider gets dual airbags, ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), Parktronic rear parking sensors, anti-glare interior rearview mirror, rear windscreen defogger with timer, height-adjustable three-point seatbelts at the front, rough road package and engine immobilizer with floating code system.advertisementBesides, the vehicle is being offered with the Skoda Shield Plus facility for a 6-year hassle-free ownership experience. The Skoda Shield Plus facility incorporates motor insurance, 24×7 roadside assistance, and an extended warranty.ALSO READ | Kia Seltos bookings start for a token amount of Rs 25,000ALSO READ | MG Hector petrol hybrid: First drive reviewALSO READ | MG Hector-maker becomes official global car partner of Liverpool Football Clublast_img read more

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One AP Voter Refused to Vote Oklahoma State in the Top 25

first_imgHe’ll remain nameless, although I will link to his weekly poll, but one AP voter decided to leave Oklahoma State out of the top 25 this week. That’s not insane, I suppose, but it is a little odd. OSU is one of the six 6-0 teams in the country which, at some point, has to mean something.Even more odd? This voter has Baylor No. 1 (so he clearly thinks the Big 12 is at least decent) and he has Oklahoma at No. 20.So OU and OSU have two common opponents (Texas and West Virginia) and one of them is 2-0 against those two opponents and the other team is 1-1. And the 1-1 team is ranked higher. Makes sense.This goes back to whether these polls are a power ranking (fine, have OU higher — maybe they are better, maybe not) or an actual resume-based poll. Does your resume matter when it comes to these things? It should, which is why I like it when Berry Tramel (and Clay Travis) rank teams like Utah No. 1. They have the best resume so far so they should be the No. 1 team. Otherwise it’s just a combination of “which teams have the best record combined with the most glamorous name” contest.Remember when these things used to legitimately count for something in regards to the college football postseason? Yikes.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

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FIFA 18 Ultimate Team of the Week

first_imgeSports FIFA 18 Ultimate Team of the Week: Lukaku and Eriksen headline TOTW9 Goal Last updated 1 year ago 00:55 11/16/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Christian Eriksen, Denmark Getty eSports Premier League Serie A Ligue 1 Club football may have taken a break this week but there was plenty of opportunity for the world’s best to shine with their countries The ninth FIFA 18 Team of the Week has been announced with Romelu Lukaku and Christian Eriksen shining in the international break. Tottenham star Eriksen was simply breathtaking, scoring a hat-trick in Denmark’s 5-1 destruction of the Republic of Ireland.That result assured the Danes’ place at the World Cup, and cemented Eriksen’s reputation as one of the finest playmakers around. 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 Lukaku was also in top form for his country in a friendly double-header. Rom 23/10 to score 2+ v NewcastleThree goals in two games for Belgium makes the Manchester United man their highest scorer of all time, with 31 goals in 65 games. David Silva and Heung-Min Son also feature in the Team of the Week thanks to their displays, as does Liverpool’s Sadio Mane, who helped Senegal seal a place at the World Cup.The Team of the Week is available from 1800 GMT on November 15 until Wednesday, November 22.FUT Week 9STARTING XIGK – Boruc – Bournemouth – 77 > 81CB – Granqvist – Krasnodar – 83 > 85CB – Benatia- Juventus – 84 > 86LB – Rodriguez – Milan – 81 > 84RB – Vrsaljko – Atletico – 79 > 82RM – Silva – Man City- 87 > 89 CAM – Eriksen – Tottenham – 87 > 89CDM – Tolisso – Bayern – 82 > 84ST – Lukaku – Man United – 86 > 87RW – Mane – Liverpool – 84 > 86RW – Son – Tottenham – 82 > 84BENCHGK – Olsen – Kobenhavn – 74 > 80RB – Dirar- Fenerbahce – 76 > 81  CM – Fernandes – Lokomotiv – 80 > 83CM – Ljajic – Torino – 79 > 82RM – Lod – Panathinaikos-  73 > 79LM – Grozav – Karabukspor – 70 > 78 ST – Calaio – Parma – 72 > 79RESERVESCB –  Lozano – Tigres – 67 > 76ST –  Sadiku – Legia – 66 > 76RM –  Hoole – Central Coast- 63 > 73RM – Anderson – Lincoln – 59 > 69ST – Pitman – Portsmouth – 69 > 77 Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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Straton Watch Co.’s 70s-Inspired Gear Raises More than 1000% of Kickstarter Goal

first_img Editors’ Recommendations Raleigh Denim Workshop Makes Jeans with Artistry and Ingenuity in the U.S.A. 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know A number of watch companies have recently taken to crowdfunding to achieve their horological aspirations.Car and racing enthusiast Kyle Straut launched Straton Watch Co. in 2015 with a goal of being a one-stop shop for all sorts of automotive-inspired accessories. They’ve since sold more than 2,000 watches worldwide through crowdfunding and online sales.His company’s latest efforts, a combo chronograph/diving watch and a striped weekender bag, have proven wildly popular with over $200,000 raised on a $15,000 goal (yes, that’s more than 1000% of the target).The Syncro watch is a 20 ATM timepiece available in two case sizes (40 or 44mm), movements (VK64 Meca-Quartz or NE88 Automatic) and bezel choices (checkered or block). Buyers also get their choice of two straps from 11 different designs.The Straton Weekend Bag will come in two different designs with similar racing heritage inspiration. Striping options include a red/blue or an orange/white in a full leather or leather/canvas mix bag.Both pay tribute to the 1970s era of racing with bright colors, geometrical shapes, and other oversized features. Straton has other accessories currently available for regular purchase, including gloves that are inspired with a similar rally racing feel and color scheme.Both pieces have limited options available, but you can back the project here. The 12 Best Laptop Bags for Men The MNML Leather Highlander Travel Bag Makes Short-Term Trips a Breeze Tuxedo Tips: Your Guide to Nailing Black-Tie Attirelast_img read more

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Moodys Downgrades Maersk Ratings Outlook Negative

first_imgzoom The issuer rating and senior unsecured rating of Danish shipping and oil giant A.P. Møller-Mærsk A/S have been downgraded to Baa2 from Baa1, according to Moody’s ratings agency.Moody’s also downgraded Maersk’s medium-term note (MTN) program rating to (P)Baa2 from (P)Baa1. All ratings were placed on negative outlook.“The downgrade reflects our expectation of reduced diversification following the results of the strategic review, as well as the deterioration in Maersk’s credit profile amidst weak market conditions particularly in container shipping and drilling, which we do not anticipate to be reversed shortly,” Maria Maslovsky, Moody’s Vice President — Senior Analyst and the lead analyst for Maersk, said.“In addition, significant uncertainties associated with the execution of the strategy of separating the energy businesses, especially the final capital structure of the transportation and logistics business, are encapsulated in the negative outlook,” Maslovsky added.Namely, the conglomerate expects to focus on its transportation and logistics division incorporating Maersk Line, the global leader in container shipping which will grow with the Hamburg Sud acquisition, APM Terminals, a top five terminal operator, Damco, a logistics provider with a growth potential, as well as Svitzer and Maersk Container Industry.While Moody’s acknowledges the strong position and growth potential of the transportation and logistics business, the ratings agency also recognizes that with the separation of the energy division the company’s operations “will be less diverse and potentially less protected from a downturn in its end markets.”“Given the negative outlook and the future focus on the cyclical shipping industry, an upgrade is unlikely at this stage,” Moody’s said, adding that it would consider stabilizing the rating outlook once the uncertainty associated with the separation of the energy businesses is reduced such that a standalone credit profile for the transportation and logistics division can be reasonably evaluated.last_img read more

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Egypt detains senior Brotherhood leader in Cairo

first_imgCAIRO – Egyptian authorities on Wednesday detained senior Muslim Brotherhood figure Essam al-Erian, one of the last few leaders of the Islamist movement to have escaped a security crackdown, the interior ministry said.Security forces arrested Erian, deputy leader of the Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party, at dawn in east Cairo where he had been in hiding.Pictures of Erian circulating on social media, apparently taken during his arrest, showed him smiling and making a gesture symbolising the rejection of the military’s ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July. Security forces launched a massive crackdown on Morsi’s supporters in August, violently dispersing two protest camps in Cairo and making mass arrests.More than 1,000 people have been killed since Morsi’s ouster — mainly his supporters — and the authorities have detained some 2,000 Islamists, including most of the Muslim Brotherhood’s leadership.Morsi himself has been held incommunicado in military custody since his ouster and is due to go on trial on November 4.The arrests have not deterred Morsi’s supporters from organising demonstrations, which have deteriorated into deadly street fights pitting them against opponents and security forces.Morsi’s detractors accused him of poor governance and charged the Muslim Brotherhood with trying to monopolise power following the 2011 overthrow of longtime ruler Hosni Mubarak.His supporters deny such allegations and point to the Muslim Brotherhood’s victories in a series of polls held after Mubarak’s overthrow.last_img read more

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New van market sees decline in January

New van registrations fall -4.2% to 20,475 units in January 2018.Demand for medium (2.0-2.5t) vans rises, up 1.2% year on year.Double-digit decline for small vans, a -28.9% drop compared with previous year.SEE LCV REGISTRATIONS BY BRANDDOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE AND DATA TABLEThe UK’s new light commercial vehicle (LCV) market fell -4.2% in January 2018, according to the latest figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The decline amounts to just 888 fewer vans being driven off forecourts in the first month of the year, compared with 2017.Car-derived vans weighing less than 2.0 tonnes saw a double digit decline, with demand falling by -28.9% against January 2017. Meanwhile, the rest of the market remained steady, with pickups and large vans falling by -2.3% and -1.8% respectively, and medium vans weighing 2.0-2.5 tonnes registering an uplift of 1.2%.Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said,With business confidence continuing to be affected by economic and political uncertainty, this decline comes as no surprise. Despite this, the UK van market remains at a very high level and, although purchasing patterns are cyclical they do fluctuate with business confidence, so we continue to look to government to improve conditions so the sector can grow. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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Team chemistry key to Columbus Clippers continuing hot streak

They’re at it again. After winning the 2010 International League championship, the Columbus Clippers are delivering more of the same in 2011. The Cleveland Indians may have the best record in the American League but their Class AAA affiliate is off to an even hotter start. The Clippers (24-8) lead the west division and own the best record in the league by 4.5 games. “We’ve won a bunch of different games already in different ways,” second baseman Jason Kipnis said. “It hasn’t been just the offense or just the pitching staff.” Though the team was adamant that success has come from all phases of the game, the team’s hitting has been most impressive. As of Tuesday, Columbus leads the league in batting average (.297), runs batted in (191), and on base percentage (.389). “It’s kind of contagious when one guy is hitting,” right fielder Jerad Head said. “Everybody in the group is feeling group and everybody is swinging the bat well in the lineup.” Head has been especially proficient at the plate as he leads the Clippers in batting average. The hot hitting has taken the pressure off of the Columbus pitching staff. Though pitcher Zach McAllister leads the league in wins, the team is only tenth in the league in earned run average and seventh in strikeouts. Shortstop Cord Phelps attributed the fast start, which included a 13-game winning streak, to the team’s chemistry. “I think everybody enjoys being around each other and when that’s the case the atmosphere is more relaxed and people are able to play at the top of their ability,” he said. “When you kind of have all those working parts that go together it translates to wins.” Despite the camaraderie, the players have also been fueled by battles for playing time and the opportunity to play for the Indians. “I think the depth on this team has been causing a lot of great competition. A lot of players have stepped their games up,” Kipnis said. With 113 games remaining, keeping the wins coming may not be easy. “We’ve had a really hot start and I think we can continue to play at a high level but it’s important to realize that the really hot streaks don’t always happen even when you are playing good baseball,” Phelps said. “I think we’ve just got to continue with our approach and continue to have fun and we’ll be alright.” The chemistry the team has been able to establish may be the key to staying on top the remainder of the season and having an opportunity to repeat as champions. “We have veterans and young guys that have really jelled and meshed together well early,” Kipnis said. “So I really don’t think it will be a problem.” The Clippers continue their series with the Charlotte Knights tonight at Huntington Park. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. read more

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Theresa May to hold talks with Barack Obama at G20 summit in

first_imgTheresa May is to hold talks with President Barack Obama at the G20 summit in China on Sunday.It will be the first meeting between the leaders since Mrs May succeeded  David Cameron as Prime Minister in July.The meeting will be held against a backdrop of Mr Obama’s warning in April that Britain would go to  the back of the queue in any trade deal if the UK voted to leave the EU.Amid reports of an EU-US trade deal having stalled, Britain will be hoping to start talks on its own trading arrangements with the United States. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “The president and the prime minister will discuss a range of bilateral and global issues, and, as close friends and steadfast allies, the United States and United Kingdom continue to enjoy an enduring special relationship,” a White House official said.Downing Street officials said that the discussions would explore how the relationship would look once Britain has left the EU.Mrs May will see a number of world leaders at the summit where she will seek to convince them that a Britain outside the UK remains “open for business”.One Whitehall source added: “It is a real opportunity for the Prime Minister to send a clear message to the world’s biggest economies that Britain will continue to play a bold, confident and outward-looking role as the UK leaves the EU.”last_img read more

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Kenya bans Marie Stopes from offering abortion services

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMore than 5,000 pregnant women in Colombia have Zika virusFebruary 13, 2016In “Health”Up in smoke: Kenya to torch US$170M worth of ivoryApril 29, 2016In “World”Argentine 11-year-old’s C-section sparks abortion debateFebruary 28, 2019In “latest news” The authorities in Kenya have banned the international health organisation Marie Stopes from offering any form of abortion services.The Medical Practitioners Board says it made the decision after investigating complaints that the group’s adverts were promoting abortion.Abortion is illegal in Kenya unless a mother’s health is in danger. Marie Stopes says it operates within the law, offering counselling services including post-abortion care.The head of the government agency in charge of approving adverts, Alfred Mutua, welcomed the ban and accused the previous US government of causing moral decay in Kenya by promoting abortion.Some Kenyans fear the ban could lead to a rise in unsafe back-street abortions.The Kenyan branch of Marie Stopes has been offering reproductive services since 1985, running 22 clinics and 15 mobile outreach clinics.Its slogan is “Children by Choice not Chance”. It is the go-to facility for women with unwanted pregnancies, according to local newspaper Sunday Nation.The organisation’s country director, Dana Tilson, told the paper the abortion services they were offering conformed with the constitution.“Marie Stopes Kenya offers pregnancy crisis counselling and post-abortion care with the aim of saving the woman and promoting positive health outcomes,” she said. (BBC) read more

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WS Tyler ProDeck vibrating screen optimisation system

first_imgWS Tyler featured its Pro-Deck System at MINExpo 2012 – a new approach to maximising a screening system. The Pro-Deck approach implements an analysis and modification strategy in processing operations to maximise screen productivity and minimise wear by selecting the appropriate type of screen media according to the three phases of screening. This consultative approach results in a fully optimised screening process for greater efficiency and productivity, as well as less unscheduled maintenance and extended screen life.The Pro-Deck is not based on a set formula but rather implements a customised approach for each plant’s specific needs. It combines WS Tyler’s years of screening expertise with an analytical approach to determine the best mix of screen media for each individual operation. Traditionally, processing operations tend to use the same screen media on each deck of the vibrating screen. But after extensive research and years of experience, WS Tyler concluded that a non-traditional approach of incorporating more than one screen media serves to prevent lost efficiency and unscheduled maintenance. Additionally, the Pro-Deck system helps to eliminate common screening problems such as blinding, pegging, premature wear and unscheduled downtime.Material traveling over a screen undergoes three different phases. WS Tyler calls these phases layered, basic and sharp screening phase. With each phase of the screening functioning differently, a customised screen media approach helps tailor the screen media to each phase accounting for the two most important factors in screen media – open area and wear life.In addition to considering the phases of screening, the Pro-Deck approach also evaluates material characteristics, the current functioning of the plant and final output qualities to ensure the best blending of screen media. Adjustments to the screen media are made one section at a time and results are closely monitored to ensure the highest quality output and maximum productivity. With analysis of material characteristics and adapting the screen media to accommodate wet, dry or even abrasive materials, the Pro-Deck approach becomes a scientific approach to screen media.The Tyler Pro-Deck approach begins with a site visit to the vibrating screen. Using their self-developed and most modern Vibration Analysis tool available in the market today, WS Tyler’s screening experts ensure that the machine is working within operational parameters that cater to the application requirements of the material. The screening expert then determines the critical deck and section(s) within the screen. On the basis of screen performance as well as the wear experienced on the section(s) and deck, a recommendation for screen media modification is made. Upon installation of the new screen media, the results are measured and documented and the focus is laid on the next section(s). This process continues until all recommendations are implemented to the screen. This step by step approach ensures that the customer’s product quality is only positively enhanced and never negatively affected. In addition it allows the customer to verify the new performance and wear advantages continuously.The Pro-Deck approach can be applied to any vibrating screen unit in virtually any application. It does not matter whether the screen is under-utilised, overloaded or screening just about right, the Pro-Deck system has benefits in every situation. Pro-Deck is so effective because WS Tyler offers such a large variety of screen media coupled with its experience in designing complete vibrating screens. The screen media in combination with its signature Vibration Analysis performance tool make Pro-Deck a comprehensive and complete approach. The WS Tyler screen media offering consists of a complete package and includes a variety of products from woven wire cloth and specialty Cobra Vibe to polyurethane panels and the exclusive Ty-Wire hybrid screen.last_img read more

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Google may be testing Haswell for convertible Chromebooks

first_imgHaswell chips will soon make their way to manufacturers, and you’ll be able to buy desktops and laptops with Intel’s latest-and-greatest by the end of the year (likely sooner). You may even be able to get one in a hot new Chromebook.A Haswell board recently popped up in the Chromium OS source code. You may want to “hold A to charge your laser,” because this particular Chrome reference board is codenamed Slippy.New boards pop up frequently in the Chrome code, so Slippy’s arrival isn’t particularly Earth-shattering. Haswell is an evolution of previous Intel processors that were already supported by Chrome OS and featured in x86 Chromebooks. Still, tweaks always need to be made with any new chipset and processor to make sure an OS can squeeze the best possible performance out of it.What’s more interesting than the fact that Slippy popped its head up is the possibility that Google (or one of its partners) might consider building a hybrid Chromebook that utilizes a Haswell chip.Google has been tuning Chrome and Chrome OS for touchscreens for quite some time now, and finally decided it was time to show multi-digit support off with the Chromebook Pixel. Now that Google has a base of enthusiastic testers (albeit small), it has a steady stream of touch interaction telemetry that can be analyzed to further tune Chrome’s multi-touch abilities.While a standalone tablet Chrome OS tablet isn’t going to happen any time soon, a convertible just might. Recent code additions revealed both an on-screen keyboard and automatic screen rotation support. Neither is a particularly good fit for a Chromebook — but they’re perfectly suited to a Chrome OS hybrid.Perhaps Google even has an eye on something like Intel’s slick Haswell prototype with the resizing screen. A 12-inch edge-to-edge display in laptop mode that scales back to a grip-friendly 11 inches when undocked would work well here.Now read:last_img read more

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Comprendre le marsouin du YangTséKiang pour mieux le protéger

first_imgComprendre le marsouin du Yang-Tsé-Kiang pour mieux le protégerPubliée dans le Journal of Experimental Biology, une étude sino-américaine a exploré en détail la physiologie auditive du marsouin aptère, dont une sous-espèce habitant le fleuve Yang-Tsé, en Chine, est très exposée aux perturbations liées aux activités humaines.Il serait dommage que le marsouin aptère du Yang-Tsé-Kiang (Neophocaena phocaenoides asiaeorientalis) subisse le même sort que son cousin le dauphin du Yang-Tsé, première espèce de cétacé officiellement éteinte à cause de l’homme. C’est pourquoi des scientifiques de la Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), un institut océanographique du Massachusetts, avec leurs collègues chinois, ont entrepris d’étudier le système acoustique de ce marsouin. Une espèce dont 1.000 individus environ subsistent dans le grand fleuve chinois, confrontés (entre autres) à une intense pollution sonore.”Nous voulons comprendre comment ils peuvent être affectés par le bruit”, commence Aran Mooney, de la WHOI. Partant du constat que seules quelques-unes des 70 espèces environ d’odontocètes (cétacés dotés de dents), telles le grand dauphin, ont fait l’objet d’études poussées concernant leur ouïe et leur système d’écholocalisation, le chercheur et son équipe, en collaboration avec l’Institut d’hydrobiologie de l’Académie chinoise des sciences à Wuhan, ont commencé par soumettre 2 marsouins détenus dans cet établissement à des tests d’audition inspirés de ceux que l’on fait passer aux nourrissons humains.Une audition particulière “Les marsouins, tout comme les bébés, ne peuvent pas nous dire s’ils peuvent entendre de l’oreille gauche ou droite, etc., donc nous mesurons leur audition physiologique à la surface de la peau”, explique Mooney. Pour cela, les chercheurs ont émis divers sons de diverses fréquences (dans des seuils ‘normaux’) sur 9 endroits différents de la tête et du corps des cétacés, recueillant de façon non intrusive la réponse de leurs neurones. Les résultats ont alors montré que les marsouins aptères sont sensibles aux sons presque uniformément sur tout le pourtour de leur tête – contrairement aux grands dauphins et aux bélugas. Dans un hôpital affilié à l’Université de Wuhan, les chercheurs ont ensuite soumis 2 autres marsouins, trouvés échoués, à une tomographie assistée par ordinateur, afin de recueillir des informations sur leur squelette et la structure de leurs tissus. Un aspect important, puisque les cétacés, dépourvus d’oreille externe, ne perçoivent les sons que lorsque ceux-ci font vibrer leur boîte crânienne. L’imagerie médicale a révélé que les coussinets acoustiques adipeux du marsouin aptère sont plus épais et plus en forme de disque que chez d’autres cétacés, où ces dépôts de graisse sont plus allongés. Cette physiologie implique, chez le marsouin aptère, une audition omnidirectionnelle.Protéger les marsouins du bruitÀ lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?”Dans un environnement bruyant, ils peuvent avoir du mal à entendre leurs proies ou leurs congénères. Cela augmente la difficulté, pour eux, de mener des activités biologiques de base comme se nourrir, communiquer et s’orienter dans le fleuve”, souligne Aran Mooney. “Maintenant que nous avons des données auditives, nous travaillons à modéliser la façon dont la conformation [de ces éléments anatomiques], leurs dimensions et leurs formes, sont liées à telle fréquence ou telle sensibilité”, termine Darlene Ketten, biologiste et informaticienne à la WHOI. Ces connaissances pourraient aider à maintenir la population de marsouins aptères dans un Yang-Tsé-Kiang sur-fréquenté et à la protéger des menaces qui planent sur elle. Le 26 octobre 2013 à 18:44 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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K9 subdues suspect in alleged breakin

first_imgAn alleged burglar got nothing but a dog bite and a free ride to the Clark County Jail after breaking into a Pleasant Highlands-area home.The burglary was reported around 12:30 p.m. at 4116 N.E. 134th St. near Salmon Creek, according to emergency dispatch logs.A woman saw a male subject enter the home through her bedroom window, ran out the front door and called 911 from a neighbors home, said Sgt. Fred Neiman with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.When deputies arrived, the suspect ran out the back of the home. A sheriff’s office K-9 tracked the man through the neighborhood and “made contact,” Neiman said.The Vancouver Fire Department and AMR responded. It doesn’t appear the man was sent to the hospital, Neiman said. He was taken to the Clark County Jail.last_img read more

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