Blue Eagles move closer to PVL finals sweep

first_imgGlorioso fired a game-high 15 points, including three blocks while Espejo, the four-time UAAP MVP, added 14 with 12 excellent receptions and five digs.The Blue Eagles shoot for a sweep in Game 2 on Saturday at 1 p.m.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMeanwhile, University of Santo Tomas outlasted shorthanded National University, 17-25, 28-26, 20-25, 25-21, 27-25, to inch closer to a third place finish.Joshua Umandal unleashed 28 points for the Tiger Spikers. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Bryan Bagunas and James Natividad didn’t see action for the Bulldogs. Ateneo moved on the cusp of winning the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference title after shutting out Far Eastern University, 25-22, 25-20, 25-19, in the finals opener Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Gian Carlo Glorioso and Marck Espejo combined for 29 points to lead the reigning UAAP champions.ADVERTISEMENT Amid career season, Lee unsatisfied as UST continues to struggle Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LATEST STORIEScenter_img MOST READ Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

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Column: A Super stinker, Patriots prevail but ugliness wins

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations When Adam Levine ripped off his shirt during the halftime show, it was quickly apparent that tattoos would far outnumber points in the A-T-L.Come to think of it, Maroon 5 might have benefited the most from this one.Their lame, off-key performance was probably the highlight of the night.The Rams needed until deep into the third quarter to finally surpass 100 yards, on a drive that resulted in their only points. Greg Zuerlein booted a 53-yard field goal that tied the game at 3 with just over two minutes remaining in the period, and it looked like Los Angeles might actually have a chance to pull out a game it had no business winning.After Michel’s TD, Los Angeles gave itself one more chance. Driving briskly into New England territory, the Rams had first down at the 27 when Goff lofted a pass toward the right pylon with Brandin Cooks breaking into the clear. But Patriots second-string safety Duron Harmon, in the game after Patrick Chung sustained what looked to be a broken arm, came flying over to level Cooks just as the ball was slipping through the receiver’s hands at the goal line.Cooks conceded afterward that it was a catch he should’ve made, but he was hardly alone in that category.On the very next play, Huron came at Goff on a blitz. The young quarterback flinched with the safety in his face, wobbling up a pass that was easily picked off by Stephon Gilmore.New England drove the other way for the clinching field goal.With eight seconds remaining, the Rams sent on Zuerlein to attempt a 48-yard field goal, knowing the only remote chance they had to force OT was to get three points, pull an onside kick and heave a desperation pass toward the end zone on the final play.Zuerlein was money all season, and especially in the NFC championship game against the New Orleans Saints, when he tied it up with a 48-yard field goal and won the game in overtime with a booming 57-yard effort. “You’ve got to grind it out and find a way,” said Brady, delivering a drab quote that perfectly fit the occasion.Stephen Gostkowski clinched it for the Patriots, barely guiding a 41-yard field goal inside the left upright with 1:12 remaining to make it a two-score game.What a blessing.The last thing anyone needed was the Rams having any chance to send this monstrosity to overtime.Taking nothing away from a stout defensive effort by both teams, this lackluster affair seemed more the result of two offenses that never found their footing — especially the youthful Rams and their 24-year-old quarterback, Jared Goff.There were plenty of silly mistakes, the kind of plays you normally see when teams are working through the kinks coming of training camp. Both teams were flagged for having two men in motion at the same time. The Rams were penalized for a false start when lined up on second down needing less than a yard. One of their better plays was negated by a holding penalty. They even got caught with too many men on the field.“We just played bad today,” running back C.J. Anderson said.With just over a minute to go, after the Rams were called for yet another holding penalty, the press box announcer summed it up best after accidentally leaving his mic on.“Ughhhhhhh,” he moaned, snapping the assembled media out their slumber.It was the lowest-scoring game in Super Bowl history, eclipsing a 21-point snoozer in 1973 when Miami capped its perfect season with an ugly victory over Washington that had least had a bit of comic relief: kicker Garo Yepremian’s ridiculous attempt to throw a pass. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes LATEST STORIES Reliable as ever, Patriots’ Julian Edelman wins Super Bowl MVP Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants It was the only time all evening that either team reached the red zone.That brief burst of offense was enough to carry the Patriots to a 13-3 victory , but this game will be remembered as an unworthy finale to a thrilling season. Certainly not in the same league as that pair of captivating games we witnessed on conference championship weekend. Not even close to the Super Bowl classics that capped off the last two seasonsThose represented the NFL at its HD best.The latest Super Bowl should’ve been broadcast in black and white.It was straight out of the 1950s.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ View comments Los Angeles Rams’ Jared Goff pauses while speaking to the media after the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in Atlanta. The Patriots won 13-3. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)ATLANTA — The NFL should’ve ended the season two weeks ago.This Super Bowl was a hot mess, really no better than a sloppy preseason game.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss That was then.This time, Zuerlein’s kick sailed wide left of the upright.Brady kneeled down one more time and it was over.Thankfully.Disney officials dutifully announced that Brady and MVP Julian Edelman would be visiting the Magic Kingdom on Monday.The folks at Mickey Mouse Land might want to reconsider their offer.It’s probably best to just forget this stinker of a Super Bowl.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tom Brady and the New England Patriots captured their sixth championship Sunday night, an amazing accomplishment that was overshadowed by the ugly way they won it against the stunningly inept Los Angeles Rams.An instant classic?FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesNo, this was instantly forgettable.The only touchdown finally came when the game was 53 minutes old, the Patriots reaching the end zone on Sony Michel’s 2-yard run after one of the few offensive highlights — Brady’s niftily threaded ball to Rob Gronkowski with three defenders around, resulting in a 29-yard play.last_img read more

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Can Man Utd shift Mou’s blues versus Spurs?

first_imgSimply, “No,” was his answer to one question. “I don’t analyse with you my players,” he fired back to another.Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was once again in no mood to talk to the media this week. The open section of his press conference ahead of Monday’s clash with Tottenham Hotspur lasted less than five minutes.Last weekend’s hapless 3-2 defeat at Brighton captured the mood around Old Trafford; be it cause or effect – most likely a little of both – smiles are very much at a premium on one half of Manchester right now. Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Mourinho, still furious at his club’s lack of activity in the transfer window, has kicked off his customary third-season blues nice and early.Mauricio Pochettino, meanwhile, has complained little after his side became the first in Premier League history not to make a single signing in the summer transfer window.The moods in the respective camps ahead of Monday’s clash were summed up neatly when each manager was asked about the other.”For every single manager who is younger than him, he was an inspiration,” said Pochettino. “He is an unbelievable manager.”When asked about his opposite number, Mourinho simply replied, “I’m not going to comment.”Sure 27082018But at least his side’s recent record against Spurs provides some at the club a reason for some rare optimism. The Red Devils have won 21 of their 26 home Premier League games against Spurs (D3 L2), winning each of the last four without conceding a goal.Indeed, Spurs have won just nine points in 26 trips away at Manchester United in the Premier League (W2 D3 L21) and lost more away matches at Old Trafford (21) than any team has lost away from home at a stadium in the competition’s history.Pochettino will be desperate to arrest that record, however, as he seeks out his 200th win as a manager – 123 of which have arrived at Tottenham.After winning his first seven managerial encounters with Pochettino in league competition between September 2010 and December 2014, Mourinho has only been successful twice in his last six league games against the Argentine (W2 D1 L3).And, since taking over at United ahead of the 2016-17 Premier League season, Mourinho has guided his team to 153 points – 16 fewer than opponents Pochettino’s Spurs.History, then, is most certainly in Mourinho’s favour; but can his players overcome the solemn, increasingly divisive atmosphere their manager is ostensibly instilling all around them? Or is it all just another one of Mou’s tricks?Either way, the stakes are high. The pressure is on.The Goal Pressure Index is presented by Sure, Official Partner of Chelsea FC, Everton FC and Manchester City FC. Join the conversation on Twitter @Sure.last_img read more

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New Injury Update For Wisconsin QB Alex Hornibrook

first_imgOhio State's Nick Bosa sacking Wisconsin's QB Alex Hornibrook during Big Ten game.INDIANAPOLIS, IN – DECEMBER 02: Alex Hornibrook #12 of the Wisconsin Badgers is sacked by Nick Bosa #97 of the Ohio State Buckeyes in the Big Ten Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)Despite defeating Rutgers this past weekend, the main concern surrounding the health of Alex Hornibrook remains in Wisconsin.For the last two games, the junior quarterback has missed time with concussion-like symptoms. Although he was on the field on Saturday, Hornibrook left the game with a head injury.He’ll have time to recover from the vicious hit he took, but for now, he’s questionable to play against Penn State.Alex Hornibrook questionable this week for the #Badgers, along with Harrell and Nelson. Sagapolu out again. pic.twitter.com/Hwp3Y0xDRc— Jason Galloway (@Jason_Galloway) November 5, 2018With the team obviously taking a cautious approach with this injury, it’ll be interesting to see if Hornibrook plays this weekend.The Badgers will host the Nittany Lions in an interesting battle between two desperate Big Ten programs.If Wisconsin is without its starting quarterback, then Jack Coan will see his third game of action. On Saturday, he finished with 64 passing yards and a touchdown in his relief performance.Of course, Hornibrook would give Wisconsin an edge due to his experience under center, yet the possibility of him taking another blow to the helmet is truly frightening.last_img read more

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Tom Herman Gives Big Update On Texas 2019 Class

first_imgA closeup of Tom Herman blowing a bubble.DALLAS, TX – OCTOBER 14: Head coach Tom Herman of the Texas Longhorns blows a bubble during warmups before the game against the Oklahoma Sooners at Cotton Bowl on October 14, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Richard W. Rodriguez/Getty Images)On Wednesday, the Texas Longhorns unveiled the 21 members of their 2019 recruiting class. While the signed players were good enough to earn Texas one of the highest-rated classes in the country, head coach Tom Herman had even better news.Per 247Sports, on Thursday morning, Herman revealed that the Longhorns still have scholarships available that they plan on giving out, and could make another announcement before the week is over.“We still have about five or six scholarships that we’ll probably sign,” Herman said. “We’re not going to sign guys just to sign guys, but if the right guys are available then we’ll certainly do that.“We still plan on maybe even one or two left to sign in this signing period. Certainly, we’ll sign a couple of more in the next signing period.”Among the potential signings could be 4-star OT Javonne Shepherd, who gave Texas his commitment but has yet to sign his letter of intent.247Sports noted that 4-star OL Isaiah Hookfin could be another candidate, as he was expected to announce his commitment to Baylor but ultimately changed his mind on National Signing Day.Herman stated that the Longhorns would be actively searching for players that were the right fit, and would not sign players just for the sake of bringing up their numbers.“If there’s a player out there we feel like we can develop into a player that can help us win a conference title and a national title, then he falls into that category,” Herman said. “We’re not just going to signing guys just to sign guys for numbers.”last_img read more

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ESPN Could Reportedly Have 2 New College Football Analysts In 2019

first_imgA general photo of ESPN's set.SAN FRANCISCO, CA – FEBRUARY 05: A view of the logo during ESPN The Party on February 5, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for ESPN)ESPN is reportedly considering placing two new analysts onto its college football coverage.The Worldwide Leader has undergone significant change within its broadcasting teams in both college football and the NFL over the past few years.According to a report from the Big Lead, analysts Dan Orlovsky and Matt Hasselbeck could make the transition to college football.Here’s more from the Big Lead: ESPN has had serious discussions about putting Dan Orlovsky and Matt Hasselbeck in college football broadcast booths this season, The Big Lead has learned. This would also mean a further shakeup on ESPN’s Monday Night Countdown pregame show for Monday Night Football. An ESPN spokesperson declined to comment.Hasselbeck has been a mainstay on ESPN’s NFL coverage over the past few years, but could step away from his duties in the studio to join the broadcast booth.Orlovsky meanwhile, according to the report, could fill in for Brock Huard – who left to join Fox’s No. 2 team alongside Joe Davis. The former NFL quarterback is all over the place for ESPN, working on Get Up and NFL Live as well as other programs on the network.Stay tuned regarding the latest on ESPN’s changes to its broadcasting teams.last_img read more

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Mother of slain children lives in fear over fathers possible escorted outings

first_imgCOQUITLAM, B.C. – The mother of three children who were killed by their father says she lives in constant worry for her safety following a board’s decision over escorted outings for Allan Schoenborn.Darcie Clarke said in a statement she is disappointed with last week’s ruling from the B.C. Review Board to leave it up to a psychiatric hospital to decide if Schoenborn should be granted outings into the community.“He could be in our community at any time without the public’s knowledge because the review board does not have the public’s safety as their paramount concern,” she said.A B.C. Supreme Court heard during Schoenborn’s trial that he stabbed his 10-year-old daughter Kaitlynne and smothered his sons Max and Cordon, eight and five, at the family’s home in Merritt, B.C., in April 2008 because he believed he was saving them from a life of sexual and physical abuse. He was found not criminally responsible because of a mental disorder.The review board first gave the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital in Coquitlam, B.C., the discretion to grant Schoenborn escorted outings in 2015 and last week’s decision made no changes to his custodial conditions.Schoenborn has never been granted an escorted outing. Defence lawyer Dante Abbey told the board the possibility of trips outside the hospital is a useful tool for Schoenborn’s treatment team to motivate him in his recovery.Crown counsel Wendy Dawson told the board the false hope of escorted outings might interfere with Schoenborn’s recovery by pushing him to view his treatment team as a gatekeeper or obstacle to being granted accompanied access outside the hospital.Dawson also asked the three-person panel to require that the hospital notify family members and police of any planned outings, but the ruling did not contain those provisions.Review board chairman Bernd Walter said an explanation for the decision would be released within 40 days.“The panel issued the same order that has been in place for about three years now with no changes and under which the accused has not had any community access,” Walter said in an email Monday.“We will have to await the panel’s written reasons for its decision regarding the inclusion or not of any other terms.”A document provided by an agency of the provincial government responsible for mental health services says escorted outings begin with a minimum of three assessment trips within a 15-minute drive of the hospital and last up to an hour. A patient is not allowed further than an arm’s length from staff except when using the washroom during those trips.Depending on the assessment, a patient may then be considered for escorted outings with up to eight fellow patients. Two staff members for every patient are present on those outings.Privacy legislation prevents officials from notifying the public about the hundreds of community outings that take place every year, it says.— By Geordon Omand in Vancouverlast_img read more

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Police seek woman missing in Mexico after male travel companion dies by

first_imgMONTREAL — Authorities are asking for the public’s help in finding a 41-year-old Quebec woman who left on vacation to Mexico last month and never returned home.Quebec provincial police say Christine St-Onge of the Montreal suburb of Laval travelled to Los Cabos, Mexico on Nov. 29 with a male friend. They were supposed to return to Canada Dec. 6.The friend arrived home a day early and the following day he died by suicide, police spokesman Sgt. Stephane Tremblay says.St-Onge’s family have not heard from her since Dec. 4, and she never flew back to Canada.Mexican authorities and the RCMP are working with provincial police on the investigation.The missing woman has blue eyes and blond hair. She is five-foot-four and weighs 122 pounds.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Irving Oil raises cautions about NB Liberals throne speech talk of carbon

first_imgFREDERICTON – Irving Oil says any New Brunswick carbon plan needs to allow the province’s businesses to remain competitive.Premier Brian Gallant’s government announced in Tuesday’s throne speech that his Liberal government would bring in carbon pricing that helps combat climate change.The premier says the pricing model will minimize the impact on consumers while calling on industry to reduce emissions or pay its fair share.In a statement sent to The Canadian Press, Irving Oil said 80 per cent of its production goes to the U.S., where its competitors face no carbon tax.Jeff Matthews, an executive from the firm, said in the release that the firm is “committed to working with all levels of government on a plan that protects the environment while also maintaining competitiveness for New Brunswick businesses.”He’s calling on the province to create a Made in New Brunswick carbon pricing model.last_img read more

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Credit card fraud suspects

Police are asking the public to help them identify a few credit fraud suspects.They say a man installed a skimming device on a Burlington area ATM in February and managed to get debit card and pin information.The info was then used by the same man and two others at various locations in Burlington, Hamilton, Grimsby, Toronto and Markham. So police want to identify this man.And another man, seen here, who police say used the stolen info to purchase various gift cards, and pre-paid credit cards.They’re also looking for a woman in connection with the case.Police are asking anyone with information to give them a call.00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09 read more

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Fighting forces UN to evacuate seven staff from South Darfur Sudan

The fighting has continued and clashes have also taken place in areas of Jabal Marra in central Darfur, according to UNMIS.In another development, the mission reported that a person reported missing following yesterday’s helicopter crash in Jabal Marra had been later confirmed dead. None of the injured passengers, who were on a humanitarian mission when the accident occurred, had to be taken to Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, for medical treatment.Meanwhile, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in Sudan has helped the Government of National Unity launch a project under its Transfer of Knowledge through Expatriate Nationals programme encouraging them to volunteer their expertise for short periods.The programme will encourage various Sudanese institutions to bring interested expatriate Sudanese professionals to Sudan to share their skills and expertise for up to eight-week periods. UNDP will cover the expatriates’ travel expenses and provide a living allowance in Sudan.First implemented in Turkey in 1977, the programme has since been expanded to include more than 25 countries, including India, Pakistan, China, the Philippines, Poland, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Vietnam, Lebanon, Syria, Senegal, and Nigeria. read more

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Most actively traded companies on the TSX TSX Venture Exchange markets

by News Staff Posted Jun 29, 2012 4:56 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (11,596.56, up 171.86 points):Progress Energy Resources Corp. (TSX:PRQ). Oil and gas. Up two cents, or 0.1 per cent, at $20.07 on 15,878,469 shares.Research In Motion Ltd. (TSX:RIM). Technology. Down $1.92, or 20.3 per cent, at $7.54 on 8,418,038 shares. RIM reported disappointing earnings, cut 5,000 jobs and delayed the release of its new smartphones.Martinrea International Inc. (TSX:MRE). Manufacturing. Up seven cents, or 0.88 per cent, at $8 on 7,177,728 shares.Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Insurance. Up 32 cents, or 2.97 per cent, at $11.09 on 6,433,775 shares.Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (TSX:IVN.RT). Miner. Up 10 cents, or 12.20 per cent, at 92 cents on 5,259,024 shares.BlackPearl Resources Inc. (TSX:PXX). Oil and gas. Up one cent, or 0.33 per cent, at $3.01 on 5,174,516 shares.TSX Venture Exchange (1,190.99, up 26.53 points):Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd. (TSXV:BGM). Miner. Up 40 cents, or 49.38 per cent, at $1.21 on 7,195,569 shares.Lions Gate Energy Inc. (TSXV:LG). Oil and gas. Up 0.5 cents, or 6.25 per cent, at 8.5 cents on 3,819,050 shares.Companies reporting major news:Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX:CP). Railway. Up $1.20, or 1.63 per cent, at $74.72 on 596,349 shares. CP named Hunter Harrison as its new president and chief executive officer. read more

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Rocker Neil Young continues criticism of Keystone XL at FarmAid

Rocker Neil Young continues criticism of Keystone XL at Farm-Aid by News Staff Posted Sep 21, 2013 3:42 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Neil Young is continuing his verbal assault on the Alberta oilsands.Young called the oil the dirtiest in the world this weekend at the annual Farm-Aid Concert in Saratoga Springs, New York.He touched on Fort McMurray while telling a story about a cross-country drive he took in his electric car, bringing up the subject in support of farmers on the front line of climate change.“The farmer wakes up in the morning and figures out ‘what the hell can I do with this mess now?’” he said. “This fuel is going to be shipped to China and Asia, don’t think this fuel is for America, it’s not.”“The reason I am talking about that ugly situation is because the farmers again are the solution to the problem.”Earlier this month, Young compared Fort McMurray to post-apocalyptic Hiroshima.“They have the dirtiest oil in the world, where the Keystone pipeline is going to originate and cut through our country through our back lawns and through our farms all the way to a free trade zone in Port Arthur, Texas,” Young said.Premier Alison Redford recently dismissed Young’s criticism, along with those of actor Robert Redford this month, saying it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone and that we need to have a conversation on facts.“I’ve really got to question how people who are using energy flying on planes can make these sorts of comments and assume that they are going to have any credibility,” Redford said Tuesday.Young called the oil the dirtiest in the world this weekend at the annual Farm-Aid Concert in Saratoga Springs, New York.He touched on Fort McMurray while telling a story about a cross-country drive he took in his electric car, bringing up the subject in support of farmers on the front line of climate change.“The farmer wakes up in the morning and figures out ‘what the hell can I do with this mess now?’” he said. “This fuel is going to be shipped to China and Asia, don’t think this fuel is for America, it’s not.”“The reason I am talking about that ugly situation is because the farmers again are the solution to the problem.”Earlier this month, Young compared Fort McMurray to post-apocalyptic Hiroshima.“They have the dirtiest oil in the world, where the Keystone pipeline is going to originate and cut through our country through our back lawns and through our farms all the way to a free trade zone in Port Arthur, Texas,” Young said.Premier Alison Redford recently dismissed Young’s criticism, along with those of actor Robert Redford this month, saying it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone and that we need to have a conversation on facts.“I’ve really got to question how people who are using energy flying on planes can make these sorts of comments and assume that they are going to have any credibility,” Redford said Tuesday. read more

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Fickell hopes students get better each and every week at games

There wasn’t much excitement swirling around Buckeye nation after the football team’s 24-6 loss in Miami on Sept. 17, but a change at the quarterback position followed by a win might have been just enough to get the fans back into it. The excitement began last Thursday, when coach Luke Fickell announced that true freshman Braxton Miller would be replacing redshirt senior Joe Bauserman as the starting quarterback. With his new responsibility, the young freshman impressed the crowd of more than 105,000 fans Saturday at Ohio Stadium as he earned his first career win as a starter, throwing two touchdowns to fellow freshman Devin Smith, while cruising to a 37-17 win over Colorado. Miller’s performance put a little swagger in the Buckeyes step and rallied the fans and his teammates. “His (Miller) stats are great, but the moves he was putting on guys, just making people look stupid — it was fun to watch,” said Kyle Morrison, a first-year in business. Fickell expressed his own excitement with Miller and his team. “We had to play with some emotion,” he said. “I think that’s what we wanted, to get back home and get that feel of emotion, get those guys on the sidelines, gets the students into it. And I think that’s what we saw out there today from the beginning of the game, really, to all the way to the end. We’re excited about those things.” And the students were into it. “It was electric,” Morrison said. “I thought they did a great job, the crowd was incredible.” For first-year Alex Allen, Saturday’s game marked his first visit to the ‘Shoe. “It was breathtaking,” Allen said. “It was overwhelming to see it all and realize I’m finally watching a game at The Ohio State University.” As for the intensity of the crowd, “It was crazy,” Allen added. “It’s Block ‘O’ so we had to be.” Fickell again mentioned the impact of the student body at home games in a press conference on Tuesday. “I think the one thing our guys enjoyed as much as I did is having students back on campus … Obviously the way we played is a boost, but it’s nice to have that behind you,” Fickell said. “Really want to thank them. Hopefully they continue to do the same things and get better each and every week.” That electric and crazy crowd will need to stick around Saturday as the Buckeyes play host to Michigan State (3-1), coming off of a blowout win against Central Michigan. “The crowd is going to be fantastic,” said Alex Grant, a second-year in actuarial science. “I know it’s going to be crowded like always.” But Buckeye fans are looking for more than positive energy in their first conference game. They’re looking for a win. “Hopefully we win,” said Andrew Scholl, a second-year in marketing. “It will be exciting. I mean, it’s Ohio State football, It’s always exciting.” And the Buckeyes have more excitement on the way. Not only does Big Ten play begin Saturday, it also marks a one-week countdown to the return of suspended key players, Dan “Boom” Herron, DeVier Posey, Solomon Thomas and Mike Adams. But it’s the return of another starter that has some fans excited for Saturday’s game. “Braxton Miller,” said Tyler Edwards, a first-year in exercise science. “We’re (students) going crazy about him.” read more

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BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto terminate iron ore production JV

first_imgOn June 5, 2009, BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto signed core principles to establish a production joint venture covering the entirety of both companies’ Western Australian Iron Ore assets.  This resulted in the signing of definitive agreements in December 2009.  The completion of these agreements was subject to a number of conditions, including regulatory approvals.Since the agreement was signed it has become increasingly apparent that regulatory approvals of the joint venture are unlikely to be achieved.  Consequently, BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto have reluctantly agreed to dissolve the proposed joint venture.BHP Billiton Chief Executive Officer, Marius Kloppers, said, “The large synergies from combining our Western Australian iron ore assets with Rio Tinto’s have caused us to persevere in seeking to obtain regulatory approvals.  However, it has become clear that this transaction is unlikely to obtain the necessary approvals to allow the deal to close and as a result both parties have reluctantly agreed to terminate the agreement”.Kloppers said he appreciated the high level of cooperation and goodwill displayed by Rio Tinto in pursuing the joint venture.  The parties have mutually agreed that no break fee is payable.While both companies were progressing approvals for the joint venture, they have continued to invest in their Western Australian Iron Ore businesses. Rio, in itsa press release noted: “Both parties have recently been advised that the proposal would not be approved in its current form by the European Commission, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Japan Fair Trade Commission, Korea Fair Trade Commission or the German Federal Cartel Office.” Some regulators have indicated they would require substantial remedies that would be unacceptable to both parties, including divestments, whereas others have indicated they would be likely to prohibit the transaction outright.Tom Albanese, Chief Executive, Rio Tinto, said: “The full value of the synergies on offer from a 50:50 joint venture was a prize well worth pursuing. Both companies have worked hard together over the last 16 months in a positive spirit to demonstrate its pro-competitive effects and I am disappointed that ultimately the regulators did not agree with us.“Rio Tinto has exceptional operating assets and expansion potential in the Pilbara and we are already pushing ahead with a major development program.  We also have a range of very attractive growth options across all of our product groups, with investment of more than $13 billion in capital projects planned over the 18 months to December 2011.”Ambrian commented that in valuation terms, “we think there will be no loss to analysts’ modelling on this morning’s news given that, whilst doubtless, their would have been great operational synergies delivered by a logistical tie-up in the Pilbara (geology aside, Tier One iron ore margins are all about logistics), the market never had a feel for the value of these synergies. Instead, an opaque ‘$10 billion of savings’ guidance from BHPB over an undefined time period. Additionally, this of course now means that Rio Tinto no longer stands to receive a $4-6 billion in cash as a balancing payment from BHPB to equalise asset valuations in the Pilbara, as originally stipulated by the JV. We doubt whether any analyst was presumptive enough to factor this into Rio Tinto’s future cash flows either.“What might not be commented on this morning, amongst the barrage of commentary that will no doubt follow this announcement, is perhaps some of the concessions that were probably made in conjunction with a move towards reducing the anti-competitive nature of a BHPB-Rio’s JV in the Pilbara.“The first of these was a review of the logistical infrastructure that the two companies have historically used to secure dominance in the region. The review by the Australian Competition Tribunal resulted in the request that the companies had to give up sole access rights to the Goldsworthy (a Rio/BHPB JV) and Robe River (Rio JV with third parties) rail lines.“The second of these concessions was to agree to pan-Pilbara royalty rates – which were increased from 3.75% of sales revenue to 5.625% for fines (3.25% to 5.0% for Beneficiated Ore) and up to 7.5% for lump royalty.“It is doubtful that these concessions will be given back and thus…..the true cost of the failed deal is not simply just some: meaty lawyers and corporate advisory fees. It is also perhaps, a notch (albeit very small) out of the operations’ global competitiveness.”last_img read more

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Saristavros family offers 1m to find dads killer

first_imgSpeaking to Neos Kosmos, Stavros Saristavros, son of late Greek Australian businessman Christos Saristavrou, has confirmed the family is offering a $1 million reward to anyone who helps catch the man responsible for his father’s death.“We want to close this chapter in our lives,” says Stavros, explaining the monetary incentive is nothing but their latest move in a long desperate quest for justice.Best known as the founder of Black Swan dips, Christos Saristavros was 44 when he was fatally shot during a robbery at Melbourne’s Box Hill in October, 2000.But over 18 years after the tragic incident, a police investigation remains open with authorities lacking strong leads to find the culprit.Christos Saristavros. Photo: SuppliedNeos Kosmos’ Thursday 26 October 2000 frontpage reporting on Christos Saristavros deathChristos Saristavros. Photo: SuppliedThe only available evidence so far has been the CCTV footage from a 7-Eleven close to the crime scene earlier that night of a man who intended to rob the store.Amidst what seems to have been a bungled robbery, the hooded suspect approached the victim’s car – with his wife Tammy a passenger – making demands.Following a fight between the two men, Mr Saristavros was shot in the chest and pulled together his last bit of strength running after the assailant for a few meters, but suffered a fatal shot in the head the moment he managed to grab him.With the case missing evident motives or further witnesses, the deceased’s wife resorted to hypnotherapy hoping to recover memories of any clues that could assist detectives.In a message directed to potential informants through the Sunday Herald Sun, Mr Saristavros’ youngest son Stavros reiterated the purpose of the $1 million reward, which is in addition to the existing $100,000 being offered by Victoria Police.“Find dad’s killer and the money is yours,” he said.“The reward is a great incentive for justice. We are not running a contest giveaway or a prize – it’s for justice.”According to the paper’s report, police used a linguist in a bid to establish the gunman’s accent, believed to likely be of South East Asian origin.Looking back, Mr Saristavros recalls his father’s murder coming as a shock to the community.“This is not an underworld killing; he was an ordinary family man,” he said.Recognised as a business pioneer of humble beginnings, Christos Saristavros turned his grandma’s recipes for Greek dips into one of Australia’s most successful food brands.On the night of his murder he was going home after attending a charity event for disadvantaged Cypriot children.Along with wife Tammy, they left the venue around 10.00 pm before the fundraiser had finished, as the victim reportedly wanted to get up early the next day for work.“My father was highly respected and it’s not just because he was my father that I’m saying that.“Could he have enemies? You can’t rule that out, but you struggle to think like that.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Les lézards gravement menacés par le réchauffement climatique

first_imgLes lézards gravement menacés par le réchauffement climatiqueMonde – 20% des reptiles pourraient être amenés à disparaître d’ici 2080 à cause du réchauffement climatique, selon une recherche internationale parue dans la revue américaine Science.La disparition d’une si grande partie des reptiles aurait des conséquences désastreuses. En effet, ces animaux sont au cœur de la chaîne alimentaire : proies pour les oiseaux ou les serpents, et prédateurs pour les insectes. C’est donc toute une branche de l’écosystème qui est en jeu.Ces conclusions sont issues de l’observation de l’évolution des populations de lézards dans différentes régions du monde selon la sévérité du réchauffement climatique depuis 1975. Les scientifiques ont, à partir des observations, élaboré un modèle d’anticipation. Les lézards sont des animaux ayant besoin de soleil pour se réchauffer, cependant des températures trop hautes les inciteraient à rester à l’ombre, là où il y a moins de nourriture, d’où la diminution de leur nombre.Cette étude diffère des autres qui, le plus souvent, analysent la disparition d’espèces par rapport à la diminution de leur habitat, et non pas par rapport à l’évolution des températures. Pour ne pas voir ces sombres prévisions se réaliser, la seule solution est, une fois encore, de limiter les émissions de CO2.Le 17 mai 2010 à 11:49 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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LinkedIn se transforme pour les terminaux mobiles

first_imgLinkedIn se transforme pour les terminaux mobilesL’application mobile du réseau social professionnel s’est vue dotée d’améliorations afin de coller aux habitudes de ses membres, qui se connectent désormais beaucoup plus depuis de leurs tablettes et smartphones.LinkedIn ne pouvait passer à côté de ces chiffres. En effet, 22% des membres du réseau social professionnel se connectent via l’application pour tablettes tactiles et smartphones. L’enjeu est donc de taille et LinkedIn a donc voulu apporter des améliorations à cette application mobile. La principale modification consiste en la possibilité de synchroniser votre agenda avec l’activité de vos contacts, explique Challenges.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Ainsi, chaque jour, l’appli LinkedIn affiche en temps réel vos rendez-vous avec vos contacts au sein de votre calendrier et tout changement d’activité ou réunion annulée sont affichés. Pour la version iPad, LinkedIn va encore plus loin puisqu’il devient un vrai portail avec le cours de la bourse, la météo, mais aussi les titres de l’actualité, ou encore la liste des personnes qui ont regardé votre profil. De quoi concurrencer efficacement Facebook dans le cadre professionnel ?Le 2 mai 2012 à 10:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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House Republicans delay transportation package release

first_imgOLYMPIA — State House Republicans, who were expected to announce a transportation reform package today, have delayed the proposal’s release because the bills are still being drafted, according to House Republican Caucus Spokesman Brendon Wold.House Republicans are working on a package of transportation bills that they say would reduce the state’s transportation costs. If those savings are achieved, Republicans said they might be more likely to put money toward the state’s most crucial transportation needs. Wold said he expects the package to be unveiled later this week. Republicans announced last week that the package would be released today, but staff didn’t have enough time to finish the transportation proposals, especially while working to meet a bill deadline on Friday in Olympia, Wold said.Rep. Ed Orcutt, R-Kalama, is expected to sponsor at least one of the bills in the transportation package, Wold said.Unlike the House Democrats’ transportation package, a funding proposal that specifically doled out $450 million for the Columbia River Crossing project, the Republicans’ bill package is not expected to earmark money for any specific transportation project.The Democrats’ package would allocate nearly $10 billion to the transportation system and is projected to create 56,000 jobs in 10 years. It would, in part, be paid for by a gas tax increase of 2 cents every year for five years.last_img read more

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Multiple murders rock Mexican tourist hotspot

first_img(WSVN) – There has been a disturbing surge of violence in one of Mexico’s most popular tourist destinations.Officials in the resort town of Cancun report 14 murders in just a 36-hour span.The bloodbath was the result of six separate incidents that also left five additional people injured.The violence is reported to be cartel-related but each execution occurred in close proximity to the popular tourist hotspots.Nine people were killed on Wednesday, April 4 alone.Nearly four million Americans traveled to Cancun in 2017 according to the United States Department of Commerce.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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