Horford, Irving lead Celtics past Bucks

first_imgHorford had 27 points and nine rebounds, held league scoring leader Giannis Antetokounmpo in check for longstretches and sank back-to-back 3-pointers late in the third quarter as the Celtics beat the Bucks 96-89 on Thursday night.“He was great on both ends of the floor,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. “He guarded Giannis a large part of the night and I thought did a great job on him and then he obviously hit the big 3s.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTS SEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutKyrie Irving added 24 points and seven assists for Boston, which avenged a loss to Milwaukee in Boston earlier this month.The game was played at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, formerly known as the MECCA, which served as the Bucks’ home from 1968 until the team moved into the Bradley Center in 1988. The Bucks chose to play one game this season at the 11,000-seat arena to mark the team’s 50th anniversary. The Bucks will move into a new arena next season. Antetokounmpo had 28 points. Khris Middleton and Malcolm Brogdon added 15 apiece.Antetokounmpo, who came into the game leading the league with nearly 37 points per game, scored just 11 in the first half before matching that total in the third quarter as the Bucks built a seven-point lead midway through the period.“(Antetokounmpo) is a guy that wills his way to the paint, and the big challenge for me was to stay between him and the basket and make him shoot over me,” Horford said.Horford held Antetokounmpo in check until the third quarter.“In the first half, I couldn’t make plays for my team because there was a lot of people in the paint,” Antetokounmpo said. “In the second half, things opened up a little bit. I was trying to be aggressive and make something happen.”ADVERTISEMENT Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo leaps for a dunk but is fouled by Boston Celtics’ Aron Baynes during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks wanted to play a game in the aging arena where the team got its start to celebrate the franchise’s half-century in existence.Al Horford and the Boston Celtics spoiled the party.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics PLAY LIST 02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters 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 Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 The Celtics grabbed control in the fourth, building a 12-point lead midway through the period before Tony Snell sank back-to-back 3-pointers, bringing the capacity crowd to its feet and forcing a timeout. The Celtics quickly built the lead back to double digits, but the Bucks briefly rallied again. Brogdon’s layup brought Milwaukee within five points with just under 4 minutes remaining but the Bucks would get no closer.The Celtics jumped out to a 10-point lead early in the first quarter and led 28-23 after the period, led by Irving’s nine points. The Bucks led 44-43 at the half on a late running dunk by Middleton. Irving had 16first-half points.TIP-INSCeltics: G Marcus Smart, who sat out the previous two games with a sprained left ankle, returned to action, scoring eight points in 26 minutes. … F Daniel Theis made his first career start.Bucks: Brogdon returned after missing one game with a left ankle sprain. … DeAndre Liggins received a technical foul after blocking Terry Rozier’s shot, then standing over him after he fell to the floor.RETURN TO THE MECCAThe game was played on a replica of the colorful MECCA court, designed by pop artist Robert Indiana in 1977. “It’s a little cozy,” Bucks coach Jason Kidd said of the arena.Stevens made several trips to the arena while coaching in college at Butler University, a one-time Horizon League member along with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, which plays its home games there. “It’s fun to be part of these types of games, when you talk about the history of this building and what it has meant to Milwaukee and the NBA,” Stevens said.The Bucks wore uniforms designed after those from their inaugural season in 1968. Jon McGlocklin, known as “Mr. Buck,” addressed the crowd before the game. McGlocklin played on the first team, scored the first basket in team history and started on the 1971 championship squad. He’s a long-time television analyst for the team.ARENA ACCOLADES“It was great to see the intimacy of those seats out there, as well as the fans kind of being right on top of us,” Irving said.Bucks guard Matthew Dellavedova, who was born two years after Milwaukee played its last game at the arena, enjoyed the experience. “It was a cool experience playing here and hearing a lot of stories from local people in Milwaukee when they attended games here.”Milwaukee center John Henson described the conditions on the court as “chilly,” but he appreciated the opportunity, nonetheless. “I thought the floor was nice. It was cool just to see the colors.”UP NEXTCeltics: Visit Miami on Saturday night.Bucks: Visit Atlanta on Sunday to start a six-game road trip. 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Politicians joining TA but not serving regularly creates

first_imgnegative effect: Army chiefNew Delhi, Jul 5 (PTI) The idea of politicians joining Territorial Army is good only if they serve the way a regular entrant does, otherwise it creates a “negative effect”, Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat today said.Interacting with a group of university students on leadership qualities, he also said indecisiveness in politics at times could be a quality but it is not so in military.Replying to a question on young politicians joining the Territorial Army, he said, “It is good only if they (politicians) perform the way any regular person who has joined it, does.””If they just join and not serve regularly, it creates a negative effect. And others, who do it regularly feel bad and negative.”The Territorial Army is a part of the Army and its present role is to relieve the regular Army from static duties and assist civil administration in dealing with natural calamities besides some other responsibilities.Established in 1920, it currently has a strength of nearly 40,000. A number of politicians and sports personalities have joined it in the last few years.In a freewheeling interaction with the group of students from MS University Baroda at his South Block office, the Army Chief underlined several aspects of leadership qualities both in politics and military.In politics, even indecisiveness could be a quality, and even if a decision is not taken, it (the matter) will trickle lower down, and it will be discussed, he said.”In military, even as in corporate leadership, decision- making is important. It could be collective and based on a consensus, but a decision has to be taken,” Rawat asserted.advertisementHe further said, “You must take decisions based on hard facts. A good leader cannot wait for fact and things to land on his table. Then he is not a leader, if every fact is available, and everything is foolproof, even a computer can take a decision.Leaders are “responsible and accountable” for decisions taken and the decisions cannot be taken based on a hearsay or intuition.”To be leader, one must take decision after factoring in contradictions and recommendation and used his experiences and and wisdom.”Most of the students said they wanted to serve in political arena after completing their course in the university.”Are you all ready for politics,” Rawat asked, receiving a loud “yes” in response from the students.The Army chief also emphasised that leadership is about team and while “kudos go to everyone, the brickbats go to only the leader”. PTI KND MPB ZMNlast_img read more

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NATIONAL LAUNCH OF AUSTOUCH ON CENTRE STAGE

first_imgMEDIA ALERT: The Honorary Luke Hartsuyker (Member for Cowper), Mr Keith Rhodes (Coffs Harbour Mayor) and NRL stars Benji Marshall (Wests Tigers) and Joe Williams (South Sydney Rabbitohs), will be on hand to help the Australian Sports Commission and Australian Touch Association launch the AusTouch program. The launch will take place during the 18 Years Championships Opening Ceremony at 11:00am on Wednesday September 15. A $275,000 three year commitment from the Australian Government will facilitate the implementation of the AusTouch program. AusTouch is a nationwide after school hours program, aimed at promoting fun and fitness as well as providing children with a variety of touch skills. The program is aimed at children aged 8-18 years old and organisers are expecting that 10,000 children will undertake the AusTouch program in the first year of operation. “The AusTouch program not only provides for children of all abilities and age levels, but it is also simple for schools/children to become involved. AusTouch will provide a structured program for continual growth of the sport as well as providing a fun and easy after school activity,” says Mrs Maguire, National AusTouch Coordinator. Every child that participates in the AusTouch program not only receives up to eight weekly sessions with a qualified instructor but also receives a Touch ball, water bottle and certificate. Participants in the AusTouch program will also have the opportunity to participate in Junior Competitions following the participation program. Use the link below for the ASC’s media alert. ASC AUSTOUCH LAUNCH MEDIA ALERT By Rachel Moyle, media@austouch.com.aulast_img read more

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marblemedia teams up with TVO and The Jim Henson Company on new

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Opie’s Home features the beautiful Henson-style puppetry that families know and love, along with great stories rooted in what it’s really like to be four (and three-quarters to be exact). Opie was designed and built by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™.  The series will be complemented by an interactive web experience and mobile app, in development with marblemedia’s interactive team, which will be available  in Canada on tvokids.com.“With Opie’s Home, we wanted to explore the fun of family life from the four year-old point of view,” says showrunner Miklos Perlus. “With its realistic shooting style and production design, and its relatable stories and characters, Opie’s Home is preschool comedy that parents and kids are really going to enjoy watching together.”“Opie’s Home will help kids learn the skills required to make a smooth transition from home to kindergarten,” said Marney Malabar, Director, Kids TV, TVO. “Episodes will feature Opie’s day-to-day interactions at home, reading and playing with his family and neighbours, as well as his family routine before and after school, helping kids to be successful both inside and outside the classroom.”Opie’s Home is produced by marblemedia, in association with TVO, The Jim Henson Company, City Saskatchewan and Knowledge Network.  It is produced with the financial participation of the Shaw Rocket Fund, the Canadian Media Fund (CMF) and the Bell Fund.  Key executives include executive producers Mark Bishop, Matt Hornburg,  and  Miklos Perlus (marblemedia), Marney Malabar (Director, Kids TV, TVO), and Halle Stanford (The Jim Henson Company); producer Sharon Summerling and associate producer/director Lowell Dean of Lolofilms.Distribution360, a marblemedia company, will share the broadcast and digital distribution with The Jim Henson Company, who will also oversee format rights, as well as all merchandising and licensing rights worldwide.About marblemediamarblemedia is a leading global entertainment company that develops, produces and distributes compelling TV and interactive digital content for audiences of all ages, across media platforms.  With newly launched divisions specializing in primetime unscripted and scripted programming complimenting its roster of successful kids and family properties, international distribution company Distribution360 and an in-house interactive studio, marblemedia is an expert in delivering winning content that meets the needs of an ever-changing media landscape.  Founded in 2001 by co-CEOs Mark Bishop and Matt Hornburg with a vision of creativity, partnership and innovation, the company has offices in Toronto and London, plus a 50-acre production facility located 90 minutes north of Toronto. Learn more at marblemedia.com.About TVOAs the technological extension of Ontario’s public education system, TVO’s vision is to create a better world through the power of learning. TVO provides learning opportunities for Ontarians through innovative educational products, in-depth current affairs, groundbreaking documentaries, and award-winning TVOKids resources both inside and outside the classroom. TVO is funded primarily by the Province of Ontario and is a registered charity supported by sponsors and thousands of donors. For more information, visit tvo.org.About The Jim Henson CompanyThe Jim Henson Company has remained an established leader in family entertainment for 60 years and is recognized worldwide as an innovator in puppetry, animatronics and digital animation. Best known as creators of the world famous Muppets, Henson has received over 50 Emmy Awards and nine Grammy Awards. Recent credits include the Emmy®-nominated Sid the Science Kid, Dinosaur Train, and Pajanimals, as well as the CG-animated preschool series Doozers, the upcoming digital citizenship series for preschoolers Dot., and the Netflix series for young preschoolers Word Party. Top titles currently in production include the groundbreaking marine biology series Splash and Bubbles for PBS KIDS® and the Netflix Original preschool show Julie’s Greenroom, starring award-winning actress Julie Andrews. Features include Disney’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, as well as The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, and MirrorMask. Television productions include Fraggle Rock, the sci-fi cult series Farscape, Henson Alternative’s No, You Shut Up! and the TV film Jim Henson’s Turkey Hollow.With additional locations in New York and London, The Jim Henson Company is headquartered in Los Angeles on the historic Charlie Chaplin lot, complete with soundstage and postproduction facilities. The Company is home to Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™, a pre-eminent character- building and visual effects group with international film, television, theme park and advertising clients, as well as Henson Recording Studios, one of the music industry’s top recording facilities known for its world-class blend of state-of- the-art and vintage equipment. The Company’s Henson Alternative brand is currently touring Puppet-Up! – Uncensored, a live puppet improvisational show at the Venetian Hotel Casino in Las Vegas. www.henson.comwww.facebook.com/hensoncompany TORONTO, CANADA (July 28, 2016) –  marblemedia is pleased to announce that it has once again teamed up with TVO, City Saskatchewan, Knowledge Network and The Jim Henson Company on a new preschool live-action series, Opie’s Home. Currently in production in Hamilton, Ontario, the series will premiere in 2017. Opie’s Home (39 x 7min) follows 4-year-old Opie as he plays, explores and discovers new things in and around his home. Viewers meet Opie’s parents, grandmother, and neighbourhood friends, including next door neighbour Mr. Kabashio, played by the much loved and Oscar-nominated Canadian actor Graham Greene (Dances with Wolves, Die Hard with a Vengeance).  Opie’s Home is a spin-off of the award-winning series Hi Opie! (created by Barbara Slade, developed in partnership with TVOKids and produced in association with The Jim Henson Company), which features Opie, the fun-loving kindergartner voiced and operated by award-winning puppeteer Jordan Lockhart, as he ventures to kindergarten for the first time. In Opie’s Home, Opie brings home what he has learned in school and applies it in his life. Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

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Workload management: Rohit, Zaheer tell players to ‘listen’ to their bodies

first_imgMumbai: Offering an advice to the World Cup-bound India players living out of their suitcase for months, opener Rohit Sharma and former pace spearhead Zaheer Khan on Tuesday said: “listen to your body”. The suggestion came amid a debate around the workload management of players, now gearing up for a gruelling Indian Premier League, which will end barely days before the ICC showpiece begins in the United Kingdom on May 30. “It’s going to be challenging as always. We have been on the road for last three or four years. We have played a lot of back to back cricket. It depends on individuals. You should always listen to your body,” Rohit said. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhRohit is leading the Mumbai Indians in the IPL with Zaheer being the team’s Director of cricket operations. “Yes, the World Cup is our priority. The IPL is also one of the biggest tournaments in the world. That is our priority as well. Keeping everything in mind we would take a decision collectively (on workload factor) on each individual,” the swashbuckling batsman said. Zaheer felt that it was up to the individuals to listen to their bodies as far as workload was concerned. “I have always felt it’s an individual call. You have to listen to body and respond. I think we all recognise how important the World Cup is as a tournament and we also understand what the IPL brings to the table — match practice and intensity.”last_img read more

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Hike on import tax for potatoes and big onions from midnight

President Maithripala Sirisena has issued instructions to fix a maximum price of Rs. 2500 for a pack of 50kg fertilizer in any brand which is given to the farmers.He also instructed the Finance Ministry to increase the import tax for potatoes and big onions, with effect from midnight today. President Sirisena promised to discuss issues related to fertilizer subsidy and purchasing paddy in detail at the next cabinet meeting and pledged to take steps to solve these issues. (Colombo Gazette) The President gave these instructions at a special meeting held today at the Presidential Secretariat to discuss the issues faced by the farmers island-wide. The President further directed the officials to credit the fertilizer subsidy of Rs 25,000, which is given to farmers per hectare, to any bank account given by the farmers.Expressing his views the President said that the Government will not take any decision which will make the farming community uncomfortable. He further stated that the aim of the Government is to prevent imposition of economic burdens on farmers. President Sirisena, considering the difficulties of the farmers who had to purchase the 50 kg fertilizer packs for different prices including Rs. 2750, Rs. 3400 and Rs. 3500, issued instructions to the officials to impose a fixed price. read more

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Dole withdrawing salads from 3 provinces in connection with Listeria outbreak

by The Associated Press Posted Jan 22, 2016 1:53 pm MDT Last Updated Jan 22, 2016 at 5:44 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Dole withdrawing salads from 3 provinces in connection with Listeria outbreak Dole is withdrawing packaged salads from Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada and more than 20 U.S. states due to a Listeria outbreak.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday that packaged salads produced at a Dole facility in Ohio are linked to one death in Michigan and the hospitalizations of 12 people in six states.The outbreak, which dates back to July, is linked to salads sold under the brand names Dole, Fresh Selections, Simple Truth, Marketside, The Little Salad Bar and PC Organics.A “small number” of PC Organics products packaged by Dole and sold in plastic tubs appear to be affected and include spinach and arugula, said Kevin Groh, vice-president of corporate affairs and communication for Loblaw Companies Limited.Supermarkets were awaiting official notification late Friday from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency on removing any affected products from stores, said Dave Wilkes, senior vice-president of the Retail Council of Canada.“As soon as supermarkets are aware of the products that are affected they’ll take those products off the shelves,” he said.“They won’t wait. Food safety is the No. 1 priority. It is a non-negotiable part of the business so as soon as they’re aware of the products that have been identified they will come off the shelf immediately.”The CDC said it connected the outbreak to the Dole salads this month after Ohio agriculture officials found Listeria in a bag bought at a retail location. The strain of Listeria was “highly related genetically” to the Listeria that had made people sick.The CDC said Dole had stopped all production at its Springfield, Ohio, plant and is withdrawing packaged salads on the market that were produced there. Consumers can identify the salads by the letter “A” at the beginning of the manufacturing code on the packages.On Wednesday, the Public Health Agency of Canada reported that seven people had been hospitalized in a Listeria outbreak affecting five provinces. A spokeswoman said in an email late Friday that the agency believes there is a link with the U.S. outbreak, but is awaiting final lab results.The agency said there were three cases in Ontario and one each in Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador. Most of them were women with an average age of 81.They became sick between September 2015 and early January and one of them died. It has not been determined if Listeria contributed to the death.The agency said packaged leafy greens, salad blends and salad kits were being investigated as a possible source of the outbreak.Listeria is a type of bacteria that can be found in food, soil, plants, sewage and other places in nature, and eating food with Listeria on it can cause a serious disease, called listeriosis. People can get listeriosis by eating meat, fish, dairy products, plants or vegetables contaminated with Listeria.Those who are at highest risk of serious illness, according to Health Canada, include pregnant women and unborn or newborn children, adults 65 and over, and people with weakened immune systems.High-risk individuals should follow safe food handling practices and avoid high-risk food items such as uncooked meat and vegetables, unpasteurized milk and cheeses, ready-to-eat meats such as hot dogs and deli meats, and refrigerated smoked seafood and fish.Foods that are contaminated with Listeria may look, smell and taste normal. Unlike most bacteria, Listeria can survive and sometimes grow on refrigerated foods but can be killed by cooking food properly.The mild symptoms of listeriosis may include fever, muscle aches, nausea or diarrhea, while severe symptoms can include headache, poor co-ordination, seizures or neck stiffness.In the milder form of the disease, symptoms can start the day after eating a contaminated product, but for the more serious form of the disease, the incubation period generally averages about 21 days and can be up to 70 days.Listeriosis can be treated with antibiotics, but the agency says early diagnosis is key, especially for people in high-risk groups. read more

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European Central Bank cuts main refinancing interest rate to zero per cent

FRANKFURT – European Central Bank cuts main refinancing interest rate to zero per cent. European Central Bank cuts main refinancing interest rate to zero per cent by The Associated Press Posted Mar 10, 2016 5:48 am MDT Last Updated Mar 10, 2016 at 6:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email

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Decmil group wins A71 million contracts at Roy Hill iron ore project

first_imgDecmil Group has been awarded two contracts totalling in excess of A$71 million at the Roy Hill iron ore project. Decmil Australia, has been selected to design and construct rail and port facilities along with associated infrastructure to service the project. Design has commenced with onsite delivery subject to Roy Hill Infrastructure obtaining the necessary financing for the Roy Hill project, which is located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Decmil CEO Scott Criddle said: “We regard this as a very significant win for the company. Roy Hill is an important new iron ore project and Decmil is delighted to be involved. Decmil has a long history of working within the iron ore sector in the Pilbara and will bring the full extent of our experience and expertise to the design and construction of these facilities for Roy Hill.”The Roy Hill Rail Non-Process Infrastructure Buildings and Associated Services package is a A$56.6 million contract for the design and construction of rail terminal buildings including a rolling stock workshop, wheel lathe building, loco washdown, warehouse and lay down areas, administration buildings, car parking and associated services. The scope of works includes specialist maintenance equipment, overhead gantry cranes, fuel / lube delivery systems and oily water treatment.The Roy Hill Port Non-Process Infrastructure Buildings and Associated Services package is a A$14.5 million contract for the design and construction of port landside facilities including a belt-splice workshop, storage and workshop area with overhead crane and external cold-rooms, maintenance workshop incorporating welding and service bays, a hydraulic clean room and supporting services, administration buildings and services infrastructure.Work is anticipated to commence on both projects during 2014.last_img read more

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Irish aid workers in Philippines report roads blocked due to dead bodies

first_imgDue to the large-scale devastation, Plan staff have had to use different modes of transport to get to the affected areas. Our assessment teams now on the ground and they say the extent of destruction is unimaginable.She said homes have been splintered, farmlands swamped and bridges wrecked, with many remote areas still cut-off.Death tollIt has been reported that at least 3,000 families who are staying in evacuation centres need shelter, repair materials or transitional shelters due to damage caused to their housing but van der Hor said Plan staff think the number is much higher.Speaking to TheJournal.ie today, Plan’s Michael Mansfield said the reason the initial estimates of deaths were so low is because the areas affected are mainly small, isolated communities.The charity said the main focus now is on the hundreds of thousands of internally displaced people who are now effectively refugees.“Initially staff are looking to get shelter for people so we’ve pulled together enough tarpalin for 20,000 people – enough to protect them today and tomorrow and we’ve secured enough water for them as well,” he said.ChildrenMansfield said Plan, which is mainly a children’s organisation, will also be focused on assessing the affects – both physical and psychological on children living in these areas.“There are 80,000 children in the Philippines sponsored through Plan – 171 of those are sponsored by Irish people – and about 40,000 of those are directly affected by this,” he said. “There are 7,369 schools closed and that affects eight million kids.”Children are always the most effected in disasters. If they’re not in school, the psychological impact can be huge so we’ll be trying to get into these areas to see how the kids are faring.It is expected that a large number of children could be left orphaned by this disaster.I think a lot of people are drawing parallels between this and Haiti. Though it was a different type of disaster, it’s similar in terms of the destruction. Over the next 24-48 hours it’ll be hugely important for us to get into these areas. Unfortunately, if you look at the estimate of 10,000, lots of them are going to be mams and dads.The storm is now moving to Vietnam where Plan workers are also helping to evacuate more than half a million people.Plan has been working in the Philippines since 1961 and said today its aid workers are extremely familiar with the country and how best to get aid to those who need it most. The organisation has launched an emergency appeal seeking donations to help with the effort which can be made on the Plan Ireland website or by calling 1800 829 829.Related: Typhoon death toll could reach 10,000 in one city alone>Read: Over 100 people confirmed dead in Philippines typhoon, death toll could reach 1,000 AID WORKERS FROM Irish charity Plan Ireland have arrived in some of the areas in the Philippines affected by the recent Typhoon, which ripped through communities and killed up to 10,000 people.More than four million people are now thought to be caught up in the aftermath of the storm and Plan Ireland said that some of the roads to the worst affected areas are “blocked due to dead bodies”.Plan’s country director in the Philippines, Carin van der Hor said staff in the affected areas say the disaster is “unlike anything they have seen before”.last_img read more

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Sneaky Snake Photobombs Womans Selfie in Australia

first_img Caught on Camera: Copperhead Snakes Mate on Bike TrailRare Two-Headed Timber Rattlesnake Spotted in New Jersey Stay on target A sneaky snake recently “photobombed” an Australian woman’s outdoor selfie and the shocking photo is going viral on Facebook.The woman, who asked to stay anonymous, was taking a stroll around Lake Manchester, which is located west of Brisbane, Australia, about two weeks ago when she decided to take a photo of herself on the ground, Yahoo News Australia reported. When she went to pose for the photo, she heard a rustling noise and that’s when she noticed the cheeky reptile creeping up behind her.center_img Thankfully, the woman was able to move out of the way before the serpent came close to her head. However, she was able to capture the creature in her selfie and sent the photo to Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7’s Stuart McKenzie so he could help identify the reptile. The selfie, which was shared by Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7 on Facebook, has received more than 600 reactions so far.“A lady here on the Sunshine Coast sent me this incredible photo from when she was relaxing in the bush recently and decided to take a selfie and didn’t realize she had a snake only meters away from her also enjoying the sunshine,” McKenzie wrote on Facebook. “When she checked the selfie and noticed the strange object in the corner of the photo she turned around to see the snake disappear back into the bush.”According to McKenzie, the snake could have been a red-bellied black snake. The Australian Museum said this type of snake, which is found in Australia, has a medium to robust build, is venomous, and tends to “freeze”and hide to avoid dangers in the wild.More on Geek.com:Toronto Zoo Saves Woman Bitten By Poisonous Snake in Thailand‘Sunbathing’ Snake Scares Mailman Outside North Carolina HomeGinormous Python Devours Entire Crocodile in Horrifying Swamp Photoslast_img read more

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WWE Network reaches record of 182 million subscribers WrestleMania 32 was the

first_img April 5, 2016 at 10:40 am WWE NXT Results – 9/11/19 (Last episode before the USA Network move, Ripley vs. Baszler) Facebook WhatsApp Twitter SPOILERS: 9/1 NXT UK TakeOver Cardiff Fallout TV Tapings to air on WWE Network Mat Thompson Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 1 COMMENT The Network is a load of crap and I’m fighting them right now. I tried to subscribe, and I live in Taiwan, but my credit card is from Canada as I’m Canadian. I tried to sign up for the free month, but it said there was an error. Tried again, couldn’t do it. Contacted them and was sent form response after form response. I tried calling them, and after 30 minutes on hold listening to Fandango’s music I get through to someone, who can’t hear me properly (I swear they just didn’t understand my normal English), then tells me to call back again and hangs up on me. I finally got the Network hooked up using my GF’s card, but I still kept getting their form emails asking for information through email. I responded and said I would not send information through email and that they had already hung up on me. Today, I checked my bank account and see TWO charges of $9.99 US on my card. Strange how a free month costs that much, and that each time I tried I was told the account didn’t go through. It says I paid on the 29th, but my account says it was activated on the 1st. And what kind of a response do I get from them after my last email? Call us between the times of 12 and 10 EST. So, I will have to stay up to 1am to call, then be put on hold, then hope the person speaks English, understands me and can fix this. I’m guessing my GF card has a charge as well, which would be 3×9.99US for a free month. I love the old ECW stuff on the Network, but Balls Mahoney vs New Jack sure isn’t worth that much! Pinterest Comments are closed. Google+ WWE issued the following on Monday.WWE® NETWORK REACHES RECORD 1.82 MILLION SUBSCRIBERSSTAMFORD, Conn., April 4, 2016 – WWE® (NYSE: WWE) today announced that its digital subscription service, WWE Network, reached a record 1.82 million total subscribers following last night’s WrestleMania®, the most viewed WrestleMania in history. This is a 39% increase from March 30, 2015, the day after WrestleMania last year.“History was made last night with both a record-setting crowd at AT&T Stadium and more households than ever before watching WrestleMania on WWE Network,” said WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon. “WWE Network continues to drive transformative growth for our company.”“Results today further demonstrate the power of our brand, illustrate our potential to drive long-term growth and provide evidence that we are effectively executing our multi-platform content strategy,” said George Barrios, WWE Chief Strategy & Financial Officer.WWE Network Subscriber HighlightsWWE Network reached record levels of total subscribers, total domestic subscribers and total international subscribers as of April 4, 2016Total domestic subscribers increased 24% to 1.39 million; total international subscribers increased 126% to 434,000 from March 30, 2015 – the day after WrestleMania last yearDomestic and international paid subscribers reached 1.11 million and 345,000, respectively as of April 4, 2016WrestleMania Engagement MilestonesVideo views reached 65 million across social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Vine, and YouTube), representing an 87% increase over last yearWrestleMania garnered a record 10.9 million social media fan engagements, up 19% from the prior yearSocial media fan engagements are defined as the cumulative fan response to WWE content measured by the number of “likes”, “follows”, “shares”, “mentions”, and “retweets” across social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Tumblr.WWE 2016 PerspectiveQ1 2016: Based upon preliminary data to date, WWE Network attracted an average of approximately 1.29 million paid subscribers over the first quarter 2016, representing a 39% increase from the first quarter 2015 average. The first quarter 2016 average was in-line with guidance of 1.28 million (+/- 2%).5The Company expects to exceed the high end of the range of its estimated first quarter 2016 Adjusted OIBDA of approximately $19 million reflecting higher performance expectations across its businesses.Q2 2016: If the acquisition and retention of subscribers is consistent with recent activity, the range of average paid subscribers for the second quarter 2016 would be 1.48 – 1.55 million, representing an increase of approximately 22% – 27% from the second quarter 2015.5 As future subscriber performance may differ from recent trends, this range is provided for perspective rather than as guidance.(5) Additional information regarding estimated WWE Network subscriber levels can be found in the Company’s website presentation at www.ir.corporate.investors.com.2016: WWE management continues to believe that if the average paid subscribers to WWE Network increases at a rate between 20% to 25% in 2016, 2016 Adjusted OIBDA could be in a range of approximately $70 million to $85 million. This range assumes the previously communicated incremental investment of $15 million to $20 million in content, technology and emerging markets. Miz and Mrs. Season One coming to the WWE Network Friday, September 20 last_img read more

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Leicester City to honour late chairman with memorial statue

first_imgLeicester City football club have announced that they will hoist memorial statue of their owner late chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha outside of the King Power Stadium, following his tragic death in a Helicopter crash last month.Srivaddhanaprabha was one of five victims that died in a helicopter crash on October 27, after Leicester’s Premier League game against West Ham.After Leicester’s Premier League game against West Ham on October 27, Leicester City chairman aboard with other five victims died in the helicopter crash.While Leicester City confirmed the plan on their official website, Srivaddhanaprabha’s son, Aiyawatt, made another announcement in souvenir programme for Saturday’s match against Burnley.In the programme, as quoted by BBC Sport, Aiyawatt said:harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“We will never be able to repay what he did for us – for me as his son, us as his family, everyone connected to Leicester City and beyond.”“We are committed to honouring his memory and upholding his legacy.”“Our continued growth as a club, our state-of-the-art new training ground and our planned stadium expansion will help realise his vision for Leicester City.”A special video will be played before the kickoff of Leicester City game and Burnley on Saturday as club players will also wear shirts embroidered with their former owner’s name.last_img read more

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Coast Guard holds change of command ceremony in Opalocka

first_imgOPA-LOCKA, FLA. (WSVN) – The U.S. Coast Guard held a ceremony to announce a new change in command for the Seventh District.The ceremony took place at the Coast Guard Air Station Miami in Opa-locka on Wednesday morning.Rear Adm. Eric C. Jones relieved Rear Adm. Peter J. Brown as the commander of the district.Jones was a former military advisor to the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.Brown is set to transfer to headquaters Washington D.C. to work as a deputy assistant to the president, the Department of Homeland Security and the counterterrorism advisor.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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SMG Partners with Magazines to Launch RealTime Marketing Platform

first_imgFor nearly two years Starcom MediaVest Group has been delivering on and developing real-time marketing solutions. But its latest product, Content@Scale, will enable brands to pair display ads with content from more than 20 publishers on the fly. Content@Scale is a more-robust iteration of its link.d3 content engine, which uses data to connect brands with relevant content and distributes it across several channels. However, Content@Scale takes that concept a step further and allows for total customization and automation.Lisa Weinstein, president of global digital, data and analytics at SMG, says,” We have been leaning into real-time marketing, and we have been doing that for 18 months very successfully. [But] there wasn’t enough in our minds to identify timely and relevant content to be sourced now.”Given that, SMG is aligning its new product with more than 20 publishers, including brands from Time Inc., Martha Stewart Living Omni Media and Glam media. As a result, Content@Scale offers more than 50,000 pieces of evergreen content to its clients, and that portfolio is expected to grow daily. To build out the product, SMG teamed up with Flite. Other publishers like Forbes and Condé Nast have used Flite technology to power their SaaS ad platforms, too. However Content@Scale is unique to SMG.During a product demo, Steve Klopf, senior vice president at Flite, tells FOLIO: the technology is like a “mini Google.” That is, the algorithms index published content and distributes it back through RSS feeds so that specific pieces are surfaced based on key words.So clients can sign in to Content@Scale and search for content based on real-time events or what’s trending in order to find the right pairing for their ads. The content can be approved on the spot or emailed to others for outside approval. A unique characteristic of the platform is that the display ads can be designed however the client chooses. That means color schemes, layouts and even images can change depending on preferences. And Klopf says you don’t need to be tech-savvy to navigate the interface or develop the ads. FOLIO: was unable to connect with SMG’s publishing partners at this time, but the opportunity is clearly two-fold, meaning not only does Content@Scale work as a distribution service, but it’s also an additional revenue stream. And like other ad service models, if a publisher’s content is used they get paid-it’s that simple.Five brands are working with SMG in its Q1 beta phase (see Kellogg’s sample above), but Weinstein expects that number to grow during the second quarter. She also indicates that global distribution and video will is on the roadmap ahead.last_img read more

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Uber driver stabbed and left to bleed in Hyderabad police trying to

first_imgREUTERSA 35-year-old Uber driver in Hyderabad was stabbed by his passengers and left to fend for himself in his car on Saturday evening. The reason behind stabbing has not yet been ascertained.The passenger had booked a cab ride on the Uber app under the name ‘Raju’ from Koti to the Sanghi temple in Hayathnagar, Hyderabad at 8 PM on Saturday night. The cab driver, Balaraju, was booked for the journey, reports The News Minute. The customer had opted to pay for the ride by cash.Two young men in their early 20s got into the cab and they drove till Hayathnagar, which is situated on the outskirts of Hyderabad. When they reached the Sanghi temple, the two boys said that they could not contact the person they were supposed to meet at the temple and requested Balaraju to take them back to Koti. Balaraju agreed and one of the passengers changed the location on the Uber app.Balaraju was bringing the duo towards Koti via Outer Ring Road at 9:30 PM when they began stabbing him with a knife.”The victim was stabbed on the neck, shoulders and head. He immediately stopped the car and both the passengers fled the scene. We were alerted by the passers-by who saw Balaraju lying wounded inside the car. From Balaraju’s statements, there is no particular intention behind the attack. He said that the attackers were not known to him before. Also, there has been no attempt of theft inside the car,” the police officer was quoted as saying by TNM.The policeman added, “We are tracking the details of the accused through the booking made on the app. If it was a pre-meditated attack, chances are there that the name could be false. The victim is currently lodged at Yashoda hospital in Malkajgiri.”A case has been registered against Raju under section 307 (attempt to murder) of the Indian Penal Code. An Uber spokesperson commented on the incident saying, “What’s been described is unacceptable. Our hearts are with the driver partner and we wish for his speedy recovery. Violence has no place on the Uber app or anywhere else and the rider’s access has been removed. We are assisting law enforcement with their investigations.” 5 Things You Didnt Know About Uber IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:02/1:33Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:31?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …center_img Closelast_img read more

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60 US mayors pledge to adopt Paris climate pact

first_imgMayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti announced on Thursday that he was proud to continue to adopt goals of the Paris Agreement with 60 fellow mayors, who are committed to the Mayors National Climate Action Agenda (MNCAA).The agenda, also known as Climate Mayors, is a network of 88 US mayors, representing over 43 million Americans all over the country, Xinhua reported.They work together to strengthen local efforts for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and supporting efforts for binding federal and global-level policy making.In response to US President Donald Trump’s announcement of his country’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement, the organisation, led by Garcetti said they would adopt, honour, and uphold the commitments to the goals enshrined in the agreement.”We will intensify efforts to meet each of our cities’ current climate goals, push for new action to meet the 1.5 degrees Celsius target, and work together to create a 21st century clean energy economy,” the organisation added.They pledged to increase investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency, and will buy and create more demand for electric cars and trucks.”If the President wants to break the promises made to our allies enshrined in the historic Paris Agreement, we’ll build and strengthen relationships around the world to protect the planet from devastating climate risks,” the mayors said.Until Thursday noon, 61 mayors signed their names in the statement, including almost all mayors of the big cities in the US, such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, San Francisco, Seattle, Phoenix and Denver.”Climate change is a fact of life that people in Los Angeles and cities around the world live with every day. It is a grave threat to our health, our environment, and our economy – and it is not debatable or negotiable,” said Garcetti in a statement released shortly after Trump’s announcement.last_img read more

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Death Note Anime Creators Love Netflixs LiveAction Take

first_img The Best and Most Loved Anime Series of All TimeJump Force is a Fighting Game With Favorite Shonen Action Heroes Movies like Dragonball Evolution, Tekken, and Ghost in the Shell have soured fans to live-action anime adaptations. Netflix is the latest to try their hand at bringing Japanese animation to life with Death Note.While we haven’t got to see a ton of it yet, there are some rays of sunshine on the horizon. Creators of the Death Note anime, Tsugumi Ohba, and Takeshi Obata have had a private screening of the film with Netflix version producer Masi Oka, and they love it.Masi Oka said it was a great moment for him going to Japan to show the movie to the original creators of Death Note. In an interview with LRM, Oka said, “it really just brought a tear to my eye, because I’m an otaku and a geek just like everyone.”For those readers who haven’t seen Death Note, the anime synopsis from Viz Media is:Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects—and he’s bored out of his mind. But all that changes when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami death god. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies, and Light has vowed to use the power of the Death Note to rid the world of evil. But will Light succeed in his noble goal, or will the Death Note turn him into the very thing he fights against? As you can see in the trailer blow, Death Note is shaping up to be at the very least unique. However, we and fans of the anime will have to save our final judgment for when the film debuts on Netflix on August 25.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

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