View comments Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Orlando won despite 22 turnovers, 15 in the first half, and is in second place in the Southeast Division behind the Charlotte Hornets.Donovan Mitchell scored 24 points and Derrick Favors added 21 for the struggling Jazz (14-15), who lost for the third time in their last four games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefThe game was the NBA’s 28th played in Mexico. Only the United States and Canada have hosted more.Nine of the last 26 games in Mexico have been regular-season contests. LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ LATEST STORIES TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Paul George scores 33 to help Thunder top Clippers Jazz: The matchup was the third game Utah has played in the NBA’s Global Games during the regular season, previously playing the Phoenix Suns twice in Tokyo to open the 1990-91 season.Magic: The game was the third for Orlando playing in Mexico, following games against Charlotte in 2012 and the two this week. … Orlando has made at least one 3-pointer in 931 consecutive games, dating to March 17, 2007. It stands as the fifth-longest active streak in the NBA. . Ross scored in double figures for the 22nd time this season.UP NEXTJazz: Will play at Houston on Monday.Magic: Will host San Antonio on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Orlando Magic’s Evan Fournier, center, controls a ball as Utah Jazz’s Donovan Mitchell tries to steal in a regular-season NBA basketball game in Mexico City, Saturday Dec. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Claudio Cruz)MEXICO CITY — Evan Fournier scored 24 points, Terrence Ross came off the bench to add 10 of his 19 in the fourth quarter, and the Orlando Magic rallied from an 11-point deficit to beat the Utah Jazz 96-89 on Saturday and sweep their two-game homestand in Mexico City.Ross shot 8 of 9 from the field and Nikola Vucevic added 15 points and a season-high 19 rebounds for the Magic (13-15), who beat the Chicago Bulls 97-91 on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting 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 The first-half was lackadaisical as both teams struggled. Orlando committed 11 turnovers in the first quarter but trailed only 35-33 at halftime because the Jazz shot 29 percent from the field.Fournier led all scorers after two quarters with 14 points, 10 of those through a first quarter that finished tied 14-14.In the third, the Jazz pull ahead 46-36 with a three-point play from Favors, but the Magic rallied and took a 51-50 lead with a 3-pointer from Aaron Gordon with 2:20 left to play in a period that finished 56-53 for the Jazz after a 3-pointer from Jae Crowder.Ross scored seven straight points in the fourth as the Magic surged ahead.TIP-INSADVERTISEMENT
Luciano Spalletti feels Luka Modric’s interest in joining Inter is a “great sign” for the Italian club – but he still expects the midfielder to remain with Real Madrid.Modric’s future in the Spanish capital has been the subject of speculation, the Croatia international having been heavily linked with a move to Inter.However, reports have also suggested the 32-year-old – who has helped Madrid be crowned champions of Europe in four of the past five seasons – could be set to sign a new contract with his employers. Article continues below 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! Speaking after his side’s 1-0 International Champions Cup win over Atletico Madrid, Spalletti praised Inter’s hierarchy for their attempts to attract a player who won the Golden Ball at this year’s World Cup.While the Nerazzurri boss predicts Modric will stay put, he is happy with the squad at his disposal as they prepare to return to the Champions League for the first time in six years, having last competed during the 2011-12 season.”The fact that he has interest in us is a great sign for our project,” he told Sky Sport Italia.”It’s not easy to get these type of players. He may not come but our directors still did a great job, so let’s see.”I don’t think he will come, because Real Madrid still want to count on him. We’re a strong side. If Modric were to join us, we’d be very strong.”Modric made his return to action for Madrid on Saturday, coming off the bench to a rousing reception from the Santiago Bernabeu crowd during the 3-1 friendly win over AC Milan.While potentially missing out on one transfer target, Inter did manage to sign Lautaro Martinez and the forward again impressed against Atletico, including scoring a sensational volley in the first half.The Argentina international had also found the net in the victory over Lyon in the pre-season competition, suggesting he can help ease the burden on compatriot Mauro Icardi.”Lautaro’s goal was a really beautiful piece of play but the consistency that he showed throughout the match was more important,” Spalletti said of Martinez.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Kyle Orton was efficient and the Buffalo Bills’ defense opportunistic.The New York Jets? Well, they were just simply dreadful.Orton completed only 10 passes, but four were for touchdowns, while the Jets had six turnovers — three each by Geno Smith and Michael Vick — in a 43-23 rout on Oct. 25.“He went out there, made his throws and threw for four touchdowns,” Bills coach Doug Marrone said. “He knew exactly what he wanted to do. When you have a veteran quarterback like that, he’s going to make the right plays.”Orton finished 10-of-17 for 238 yards, connecting with Robert Woods, Lee Smith, Scott Chandler and Sammy Watkins while tying a career high with the four TD tosses. He’s the first player with at least four touchdown passes and 10 or fewer completions in a game since Pittsburgh’s Bubby Brister against Cleveland in 1990.Orton also won for the third time in four games since replacing EJ Manuel as the starting quarterback for the Bills (5-3).“His poise is great,” Watkins said. “He has been great for us.”Watkins had three catches for 157 yards, but was embarrassed when he was caught from behind while celebrating early on what appeared would be a long touchdown.Stephon Gilmore, Preston Brown, Aaron Williams and Da’Norris Searcy had interceptions for the Bills, who sent the Jets (1-7) to their seventh straight loss.“No doubt, our defense is incredible and one of the best in the league,” Orton said.The Jets have lost seven in a row for the first time since 2005, in Herm Edwards’ final season as coach.“Let me tell you,” coach Rex Ryan said, “I’m getting sick and tired of the losing, that’s for sure.”Smith threw interceptions on three consecutive possessions in the first quarter and was pulled in favor of Vick, who was picked off once and lost two fumbles.“We’re not a bad football team,” Jets wide receiver Eric Decker said. “We just do stupid stuff.”(DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shares
While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. The second week of college football play has come and gone, and it produced almost exactly the same results for the Big 12 as Week 1 did. Let’s take a closer look at the winners and losers.OU-TennesseeThe Oklahoma Sooners went on the road to take on No. 23 Tennessee in a game that many predicted the Sooners would lose. However, Oklahoma would end up rallying from 17 points down to win 31-24 in double OT.The winning play came in the form of an 18-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Baker Mayfield to wide receiver Sterling Shepard. Much like last week, the Sooners started very slow and didn’t come alive until the second half.AdChoices广告Tennessee had a 17-0 lead early on and was still holding on to a safe 17-3 lead at halftime. It was a sellout crowd at Neyland Stadium with 102,455 in attendance. The fans had a lot to cheer about until the fourth quarter.Mayfield threw two interceptions and had an abysmal pass completion rating of 32 percent through the first three quarters, but finally found his rhythm in the fourth. He mustered two touchdown drives, with the second one tying the game at 17-17 with 40 second left in regulation.Both teams scored again in OT to tie it again at 24-24, sending the game into a second OT period. After Sterling Shepard found the end zone, it was all over. Mayfield finished the fourth quarter and OT throwing 11-14 for 103 yards and three touchdowns.Bob Stoops said this win against the Vols may be his favorite win ever. The Sooners became the first team to ever erase a 17-point deficit in Knoxville, and will return to Norman next Saturday to take on Tulsa.Final ScoreOU: 31Tennessee: 24Next OU game: Home against TulsaTCU-Stephen F. AustinThe TCU Horned Frogs took on Stephen F. Austin in Forth Worth this weekend and made easy work of the Lumberjacks.Trevone Boykin threw for 285 yards, four touchdowns and just one interception. Boykin was eventually removed from the game during the third quarter as TCU was well on its way to finishing their domination by a score of 70-3.During the game, Boykin surpassed 9,000 yards of total offense and became the nation’s active leader in that category. He also reached 60 passing touchdowns in his career, becoming only the second player in TCU history to do so.Final scoreTCU: 70SFA: 3Next TCU game: Home against SMUBaylor-LamarThe Baylor Bears squared off against Lamar this Saturday and once again put plenty of points on the board to fend off their opponent.Quarterback Seth Russell struggled a bit throughout the game, but had his brighter moments. He completed 23 of 34 passes for 342 yards and four touchdowns, but also had three interceptions. He also fumbled the ball once, assisting the Lamar Cardinals and making it much easier for them to score.However, Baylor still came out with the win and saw wide receiver Corey Colman set a new school record with four touchdown catches in a single-game. He totaled six catches for 182 yards.Final ScoreBaylor: 66Lamar: 31Next Baylor game: Home against Rice (in two weeks)Kansas State-UTSAThe Kansas State Wildcats traveled to San Antonio this Saturday and beat the UTSA Roadrunners 30-3. Although they only led 7-3 at half, K-State eventually pulled away and had another strong showing by the defense.K-State has officially played eight quarters of the 2015 season, and they have yet to allow their opponent to score a TD. Granted that they still haven’t faced any offensive firepower yet, this is a defense that has the sky as their limit. The Roadrunners could only muster 229 yards of offense against the Wildcats and one 51-yard field goal.Final ScoreK-State: 30UTSA: 3Next KSU game: Home against Louisiana TechWest Virginia-LibertyWest Virginia was at home this Saturday in Morgantown to host the Liberty Flames for second game of the season. The Mountaineers won 41-17 and became 2-0 for the first time since 2012.Quarterback Skyler Howard tossed three touchdowns on 21 of 26 passing for 263 yards. Howard has been avoiding costly mistakes in his play so far, having yet to throw an interception as a starter. His completion percentage of 80 percent against Liberty was his most efficient to date.Final scoreWest Virginia: 41Liberty: 17Next WVU game: Home against Maryland (two weeks)Texas Tech-UTEPTexas Tech earned their second victory of the season and cruised past UTEP by a score of 69-20 in Lubbock.Patrick Mahomes was once again the offensive star for the Red Raiders, as he ran for two touchdowns and threw for four others. He also completed 18 of 33 passes for 361 yards.Running back DeAndre Washington broke out for a 51-yard scoring run to help improve the Red Raiders to 2-0 so far this season. Unlike last year when the Red Raiders had to come from behind to beat the Miners, they controlled this game from the start.Final scoreTexas Tech: 69UTEP: 20Next Tech game: At ArkansasTexas-RiceUnlike last week, the Texas Longhorns were actually able to pull out a win in week two against Rice University. Texas won 42-28 against the Rice Owls and moved to 1-1 on the season.Freshman quarterback Jerrod Heard got a chance to prove himself in his first start on Saturday and helped propel his team to a victory. He threw for two touchdowns and 120 yards, along with 96 yards rushing.Texas claimed its 16th straight home opener victory and set a new single-game school record in the punt return yards category, racking up 175 total. Daje Johnson, a senior wide receiver for the Longhorns, made the biggest impact on setting that record by returning three punts for 119 yards.This game also featured one of the stranger box scores ever.Catching up on some of the night games. The stats from Texas-Rice are bizarre. 39 plays! pic.twitter.com/TJbNsWbF9d— Mark Cooper (@mark_cooperjr) September 13, 2015Final scoreTexas: 42Rice: 28Next Texas game: Home against CalKansas-MemphisOnce again, the Big 12 suffered only two losses in week two. Those two losses came at the hands of Kansas (surprise!) and Iowa State.Kansas fell hard to Memphis 55-23 and got run into the ground as the Tigers put up a massive 651 yards of offense against the Jayhawks.Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch obliterated the Kansas defense for 354 yards passing and two touchdowns. The Jayhawks had a 10-0 lead early, but then failed to stop an onslaught of Memphis scores and fell to 0-2 on the season.Final scoreKansas: 55Memphis: 23Next Kansas game: At Rutgers (two weeks)Iowa State-IowaIowa State also lost their week two matchup against rival Iowa and fell by a score of 31-17.The game was held in Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, and Iowa State paid their respects for Iowa University with a moment of silence after what had been a very emotional week for their rival. The football program found safety Tyler Sash, who was 27 years old, dead in his home earlier in the week. As if that wasn’t enough, the school suffered another loss later in the week when 48-year-old former basketball player Roy Marble lost his yearlong fight with cancer.Final scoreIowa: 31Iowa State: 17Next ISU game: Home against Toledo
Baahubali Prabhas lost 10kg weight for Saaho. Trainer reveals his diet and workout regimePrabhas, who was last seen in Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, has to lose 10kg for his upcoming film Saaho. The actor followed strict fitness regime and diet to lose the weight.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiAugust 21, 2019UPDATED: September 4, 2019 15:52 IST Prabhas lost 10 kg for his role in Saaho.It was not a difficult task for Baahubali star Prabhas to get into shape for his upcoming film Saaho, says actor’s fitness trainer Laxman Reddy. The actor, who considers fitness treating a stress-buster, trains every day come what may.In an interview with Mid-day, the Baahubali actor’s trainer Laxman Reddy revealed that unlike many actors who find it difficult to lose extra kilos after gaining it for their previous films, losing wait for Prabhas was not that difficult. He said, “For Prabhas, fitness training is a stress-buster. It is something he genuinely enjoys. So, even if he’d wrap up filming at 12 at night, and regardless of how intense his action sequences of the day were, we would still train later.”Talking about the South star’s weight lose routine for Saaho, Reddy said, “Since he had to lose 10 kilos for Saaho, the hour-long cardio sessions would be either swimming, cycling or playing volleyball. Prabhas loves to play the sport, and it’s only a coincidence that I am also a national-level volleyball player. So, we play together.”Reddy has been working with Prabhas for seven years and says that the actor finds his way out to follow his work-out routine even if he is filming abroad. He said, “We’d carry dumbbells, weights and resistance bands. If we didn’t find a gym, we’d train in rooms. With a pair of dumbbells, you can pull off a large number of variations. Without accessories, we would execute about 100 free squats and walking lunges over hour-long training sessions.”advertisementTalking about Prabhas’s diet plan for Saaho, the trainer said that he had put the actor on a seven meal diet, comprising both, high proportions of carbohydrates and protein, to up his calorie intake. He said, “He had generous portions of rice, bread, egg whites and chicken, and a lot of fats like nuts, as well.”The star trainer also revealed Prabhas’s fitness regime for Baahubali series. He said, “For Baahubali, we took to old-school methods, targeting one body part, like chest, arms or legs every day. Weights would be heavy to enable us to create that bulk. There was a point when he was lifting as much as body builders do.”Prabhas’s Saaho is scheduled to release on August 30. Directed by Sujeeth, the film also stars Shraddha Kapoor, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Jackie Shroff, Mandira Bedi, Chunky Pandey and Mahesh Manjrekar in pivotal roles. The film will be released in four Indian language- Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malyalam.ALSO READ | Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor have a blast at Saaho event in Hyderabad. See picsALSO READ | Saaho makers to spend Rs 2.5 crore on pre-release event for Prabhas filmALSO WATCH | Baahubali 2: Prabhas, Rana Daggubati talk about the ultimate face-offGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJyoti Kanyal Tags :Follow SaahoFollow Prabhas Next
EDMONTON – A man accused of assaulting a reporter during a rally at the Alberta legislature has been fined after pleading guilty to uttering threats.Jason Dion Bews was charged in January with uttering threats and assault.The complainant, Sheila Gunn Reid, is a reporter for The Rebel TV.In a video released by The Rebel, Reid is seen attempting to interview Bews at the rally, which was held in support of U.S. protesters opposed to the presidency of Donald Trump.In the video, Bews asks Reid several times to “go away” before threatening to break her camera when she doesn’t, and then appearing to shove his hand into the camera lens.The Crown dropped the assault charge, but Bews was fined $100 in provincial court after pleading guilty to uttering threats to cause damage.
MONTREAL – A man charged with obstructing a peace officer after he confronted Justin Trudeau in a park says he wants to run for the Bloc Quebecois against the prime minister in his Montreal riding in next year’s election.Matthieu Brien, 31, made the announcement Wednesday outside Montreal’s courthouse where his lawyer succeeded in striking one of his bail conditions.Brien had pleaded not guilty to the charge against him following an altercation with Trudeau during Quebec’s Fete nationale holiday weekend in June.He confronted the prime minister as he was greeting citizens in a park in Trudeau’s Papineau riding and suggested the Canadian leader didn’t belong there.Trudeau’s security personnel removed Brien and whatever ensued transpired in a charge of obstruction against him.Brien’s lawyer, Marc Michaud, succeeded in striking the bail obligation prohibiting his client from participating in political activity or being in the presence of a politician.Brien is still not allowed to communicate directly or indirectly with Trudeau.Michaud also said he intends to have the charge against his client dropped by arguing his charter rights had been violated.Brien lives in Papineau and failed to get the Bloc nomination there in 2015.He is to return to court next Feb. 7.
Award-winning duo Florida Georgia Line put down their guitars and picked up boxes of food at the Food Bank For New York City in support of Outnumber Hunger this week.Florida Georgia Line Help Pack Food For The HungryCredit/Copyright: General MillsThe record-breaking duo is the face of this year’s Outnumber Hunger campaign, a collaboration between General Mills, Big Machine Label Group and Feeding America that helps fight hunger in local communities. Since 2011, Outnumber Hunger has secured 25 million meals to date for local food banks across the country.Florida Georgia Line and additional Big Machine Label Group artists are featured on boxes of more than 90 popular General Mills products. By entering codes from these special boxes at www.OutnumberHunger.com, Americans can help Feeding America secure five meals on behalf of a local food bank. General Mills will donate 55.5 cents to Feeding America, up to $1.2 million by January 31, 2015.
A multi-agency probe was set up in 1998 on the recommendation of the Jain Commission which investigated the conspiracy.On Tuesday, the Supreme Court had asked the Centre to take a decision within three months on a 2016 letter by Tamil Nadu government seeking its concurrence on releasing seven convicts in the assassination case.The letter written on March 2, 2016, had said that while the state government has already decided to release the seven convicts, it is necessary to seek the Centre’s concurrence as per an apex court order of 2015.Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated on the night of May 21, 1991 at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu by a woman suicide bomber of the separatist Lankan Tamil outfit LTTE, identified as Dhanu, at an election rally.Dhanu greeted him at a rally in Sriperumbudur town with a bomb strapped to her chest. Fourteen others, including Dhanu herself, were also killed. (Colombo Gazette) India’s Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has told the Supreme Court in India that Sri Lankan authorities were not cooperating in the investigations into the assassination of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.A convict in the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi has moved the Supreme Court requesting to reopen the case and cancel 1999 conviction order, the Press Trust of India reported. In 2017, Perarivalan had asked for a reprieve saying that the CBI dropped the part in his confession where he said he had “absolutely no idea” what the batteries were for.The CBI told SC that the conspiracy behind the bomb that killed former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi could not be investigated as “Sri Lankan authorities were not cooperating”.Perarivalan was 19 when he was arrested weeks after the assassination. He spent 14 years in solitary confinement after being sentenced to death. That was changed to life term by the Supreme Court in 2014. The move comes on Wednesday after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said the apex court that it could not properly investigate the bomb that killed the former prime minister because it “got no help from Sri Lanka” in establishing the origin of the conspiracy.A bench comprising Justices Ranjan Gogoi and R Banumathi asked the CBI to file its response to the application filed by convict AG Perarivalan within three weeks and posted the matter for hearing on February 21. In his application, Perarivalan has said that he is languishing in jail for the past 26 years. AG Perarivalan, who has spent 26 years in jail, was convicted of supplying two nine-volt batteries for the belt-bomb that killed Rajiv Gandhi in 1991, and sentenced to life in jail. During the hearing on Wednesday, advocate Gopal Shankaranarayanan, representing Perarivalan told the court that he has filed an application seeking recall of the 1999 judgement by the top court and the CBI should respond to it. In its May 1999 order, the Supreme Court had upheld the death sentence of four convicts– Perarivalan, Murugan, Santham and Nalini in the assassination case.However, in April 2000, the Tamil Nadu governor commuted the death sentence of Nalini on the basis of state government’s recommendation and an appeal by former Congress president Sonia Gandhi.Later the top court had on February 18, 2014 commuted the death sentence of Perarivalan to life imprisonment, along with two other condemned prisoners — Santhan and Murugan — on grounds of a delay of 11 years in deciding their mercy pleas by the Centre.
To do this at Congress 2014, SJRI is helping to promote the social justice events of 21 academic and community organizations, including co-sponsoring 11 high-profile events.“Connections among academics, activists and community partners will produce knowledge that addresses urgent social problems and opens new pathways to social change locally, nationally, and globally,” says Janet Conway, Canada Research Chair in Social Justice, and SJRI affiliate.The institute represents a new organizational model for thematic and transdisciplinary research in social justice in an academic setting. It aims to connect the dots between disciplines without having one true “home” association.“We wouldn’t want a home association because that’s the point,” says Andrea Doucet, Canada Research Chair in Gender, Work and Care and SJRI affiliate.“When we talk about social justice issues we’re focused on problematics,” says Doucet. “And problematics require multiple approaches because, often, it’s not just one disciplinary approach that’s going to make sense of it.”Key events at Congress 2014 that Brock’s Social Justice Research Institute have had a hand in helping to organize or promote, include:* Performance of neXT Company Theatre’s KhalidaSaturday, May 24, 8 p.m., Sean O’Sullivan Theatre, Brock UniversityKhalida features the confessions and testimony of Said, a man in flight from a conflict zone in the Middle East who has found himself in an oil producing country in the economic North. Written and directed by David Fancy.* Globalization and social movements for global justiceThursday, May 29, 11:15 a.m., Lowenberger Dining Hall, Brock UniversityThis inter-disciplinary session addresses the growing interconnectivity across national borders and the North-South divide in global politics, while elaborating on linguistic, ethno-cultural, and class difference and inequality in global social justice movements operating in different places and at various scales.* Documentary film-making meets social justice: A feminist journeyThursday, May 29, 2014, 3:30 p.m., Thistle 325, Brock UniversityIn this public keynote lecture, Kum-Kum Bhavnani from the University of California discusses the making of her two award-winning films (The Shape of Water and Nothing like Chocolate), how they work to dissolve boundaries between scholarly and public understandings, as well as how they attempt to “speed up processes of social justice.”Brock’s Social Justice Research Institute (SJRI) was established Fall 2013 as a leader in advanced transdisciplinary social justice scholarship, innovative knowledge mobilization strategies, and community-university partnerships.SJRI is a vibrant collective of 47 faculty members from 15 departments and centres at Brock University brought together by a shared concern for pressing social justice issues. At Congress 2014, Brock’s Social Justice Research Institute (SJRI) will be creating a transdisciplinary space to foster dialogue and galvanize colleagues from the social sciences and humanities around themes of social justice.A key priority for the newly created institute is to break down boundaries and connect the threads of social justice scholarship taking place across various disciplines.
Shelby Lum / Photo editorFreshman Craig Zahour plays the ball up the field during a match against IPFW on Aug. 20, at Jesse Owen’s Memorial Stadium. OSU won, 2-0.The Ohio State men’s soccer team will finish exhibition matches when it travels to South Bend, Ind., to play No. 7 Notre Dame. Unranked OSU is currently 1-1 in exhibition this year after falling to West Virginia 1-0 and defeating Indiana University — Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) 2-0 at home.Like the Buckeyes, the Fighting Irish enter this game with an exhibition record of 1-1, after splitting back-to-back road games, losing to Creighton 1-0 and beating Drake 2-0.Notre Dame is coming off a season in which, at one point, it was the top-ranked team in the country, going 17-4-1 and finishing with the program’s best record since 1987. The team is hoping to continue that success despite the loss of two first-team All-Americans, including Big East Offensive Player of the Year forward Ryan Finley, who scored 21 of the Irish’s 52 goals.OSU will treat this game like a regular season one, but coach John Bluem will still be using the exhibition contest as a learning experience for his team.“They (Notre Dame) were the No. 1 team in the country for a while last year,” said Bluem, who is entering his 17thseason at the helm. “It’ll be a really good test to go on the road and play a team of that quality and again, it will expose some of the weaknesses of our team and the strengths of our team as well.”OSU junior midfielder Yianni Sarris, who assisted on both Buckeye goals against IPFW, said that the team will prepare for Notre Dame like it would for a regular season game, even though it knows it is still preseason.“You got to be ready for the season,” Sarris said. “The regular season is just around the corner and we’re going at it 100 percent.”Sarris will look to become a leader of this team after transferring from Florida Gulf Coast University before the 2012 season.The Buckeyes will begin regular season play when they face off against UNC-Wilmington and Northern Illinois in theWolstein Classic Aug. 30 and Sept. 1 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
The Duchess is also entitled to submit her work to a panel of experts for consideration for a distinction. If she passed, she would become a licentiate of the society, entitling her to use the letters LRPS after her name.Amelia Christmas, spokesman for the Society, said: “The Duchess is a great, positive role model for anyone interested in photography. She has proved her own skills with her portraits of her children, which are not just family snapshots. Confident in her own ability, she bucked tradition by dispensing with “official” photographers to take her own shots, which have been reproduced in newspapers, magazines and calendars around the world. She accepted the Society’s offer of an honorary membership last month, and joins such distinguished names as Annie Leibovitz – who has twice photographed the Queen – David Bailey and the newly-knighted war photographer Sir Don McCullin as members of the Society. The Duchess has captured intimate family portraits of her childrenCredit:HRH The Duchess of Cambridge The Society said it regarded the Duchess as a “role model” for other amateur photographers, praising her “talent and enthusiasm” behind the lens.The Duchess has been a keen photographer since childhood, and has released her own pictures of her children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, since becoming a mother. They included a photograph of a misty Mount Kinabalu – the highest point in Borneo at 13,400ft above sea level – and a black-and-white image of an orangutan.She continues a long royal tradition of amateur photography and film-making. The Queen loved to shoot cine films during family holidays and during private moments on royal tours, notably aboard the former Royal Yacht Britannia, and both Princess Margaret and her husband Lord Snowdon – a professional photographer – were members of the Royal Photographic Society. Prince Harry also loves taking pictures on royal tours whenever he gets the chance.Queen Victoria and Prince Albert became the Society’s first patrons months after its formation in 1853, and commissioned the Society’s then head to teach the royal children photography.The Queen is the current Patron, granting the Society a royal charter in 2004.Dr Michael Pritchard, chief executive of the RPS, said: “The Duchess of Cambridge is the latest in a long line of royal photographers and the Society is pleased to recognise her talent and enthusiasm through honorary membership.” Show more “We exist to promote photography at all levels, whether it’s with a smartphone or a more expensive camera, and we’re here to help people improve their skills.“So we hope that this will be the beginning of a future relationship with the Duchess because she has such a keen interest in the subject.”The Duchess began publishing her work when her parents Michael and Carole Middleton asked her to take pictures for their Party Pieces website in 2008, and since then she has been able to pick up tips from such famous names as Mario Testino when she has had official portraits taken of herself. The Duchess’s pictures of Princess Charlotte have been published the world overCredit:HRH The Duchess of Cambridge Her photographs are among the most widely published in the world, despite the fact that taking pictures is no more than a hobby.Now the Duchess of Cambridge has been given the ultimate recognition of her skills, with a lifetime honorary membership of the Royal Photographic Society. The Queen has always loved taking cine filmsCredit:PA As well as the official birthday photographs of her children which have been published, the Duchess also released a series of photographs from the royal tour of South East Asia and the South Pacific in 2012. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
Apparently the video above is the current world record for a speed run of Valve’s brilliant game Portal.The completion time is exactly 9:25.567, with most of that wasted travelling in elevators. The player, YouTube user Transgenic86, does not use any cheats or hacks. He does explain, however, that glitches are taken advantage of:This speedrun uses a majority of the glitches in the game. Unfortunately, it does not use the acute angle glitch, which might be the most useful glitch in the game, if used correctly. He’s also spent a lot of time working on this speedrun:I don’t believe anyone else in there right mind would try to do what I have done in this video. I completed the first segment on September 13, 2008, 06:12 AM and the last segment on July 03, 2010, 08:32 PM. Almost 2 years of working on this. It’s a bit dizzying to watch, but someone has to hold the record and this is how you have to play to get it. If you want more information there’s also a series of videos with commentary available explaining how he did it in detail.YouTube, via Eurogamer
On June 19, Sony may have rendered your PS3 unusable due to releasing firmware update 4.45 and bricking some consoles. The fault seemed to be related to machines whose hard drive had been replaced, but other problems reared their head even if your PS3 continued to work.The frustration this caused gamers was made all the worse by the fact Sony announced they were going to keep everyone waiting until June 27 to issue a fix. Well, it’s now the 27th and Sony has indeed released a new firmware that solves the issues 4.45 introduced.If your PS3 is still functioning, then installing firmware update 4.46 should work as normal. However, if 4.45 bricked your machine then the process of getting it working again is a little more involved. First up, you’re going to need a USB flash drive with at least 168MB of free space on it. CECHA00/CECHB00 model PS3 owners can also use a Memory Stick, SD card, or CompactFlash to carry and apply the update.Whatever storage method you use, you need to create a new folder on the drive called “PS3” and then download the new firmware to it.Before applying the update you need to boot your PS3 in to Safe Mode. This is a pretty simple process:With the PS3 powered off (power light is red) hold the power button down until you have heard 3 beeps then let goRepeat the first step until you’ve heard 3 more beeps, but the last one will be a double beepSafe Mode has been successfully achieved if you see an on screen message asking for a controller to be plugged inSo, with Safe Mode activated and a controller plugged in, insert your flash drive and select option 6 “System Update.” Then press Select and Start at the same time to initiate the update from the USB stick. The rest of the process should work like a normal update.If you get into trouble then Sony has a very detailed step-by-step guide about how to apply the update. But it is as easy as loading the firmware to a USB stick, holding the power button down twice, and choosing System Update from Safe Mode. You should be up and running again in just a few minutes.
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Arthur Sinodinos’ six-hour testimony before the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) – over his time on the board of Australian Water Holdings (AWH) – left the former assistant treasurer’s actions open to question this week – after he admitted he did nothing to investigate why a company he chaired was charging exorbitant expenses to the state utility Sydney Water.The ICAC inquiry is looking into AWH and its links to disgraced ex-Labor MP Eddie Obeid, and heard that Mr Sinodinos – a former AWH director and NSW Liberal Party treasurer – stood to make up to $20 million if AWH won a lucrative contract with Sydney Water.During his appearance at the inquiry on Thursday he was asked to defend what he did to earn an alleged $200,000 salary from AWH for undertaking between 25 and 45 hours of work a year.Mr Sinodinos told the hearing that he was not brought into the company as a financial officer or political lobbyist but “in a business sense…as a door-opener.” AWH paid $72,000 in donations to the NSW Liberal Party when the Senator was on its board, which he also denied knowledge of.In testimony punctuated by either “I don’t recall” or “I don’t recollect”, Senator Sinodinos said he had no knowledge of many of the intricate workings of AWH’s business dealings, and that for three years his friend and Liberal fundraiser Paul Nicolaou was on a monthly retainer of $5000 to lobby on behalf of AWH. Evidence presented to the inquiry suggests that three Liberal-aligned lobbying companies were receiving $17,000 a month from AWH while Mr Sinodinos was a director, at a time when the company was hard-pushed to meet obligations to pay tax and superannuation.Without the inquiry’s findings presenting a complete vindication of Senator Sinodinos’ actions at AWH, the damage to his political ambitions could be irreversible. A return to cabinet for one of the Liberal’s most articulate power brokers may be a long way off. The ICAC inquiry is likely to run until the end of next week.
Kodak abandonne l’appareil photo numériqueKodak traverse une période sombre de son histoire. La société en faillite a annoncé se retirer du marché de l’appareil photo numérique et vouloir recentrer ses activités vers le monde de l’entreprise.Le fabricant américain Kodak aurait trouvé une manière de sortir de la crise qu’elle traverse actuellement. L’entreprise a annoncé, après s’être placé en faillite en janvier dernier, sortir progressivement de la fabrication d’appareils photos numériques, de caméras ou de cadres photo numériques pour recentrer ses activités vers le monde de l’entreprise. Kodak va capitaliser sur ses acquis dans l’impression, que ce soit dans le domaine de la bureautique ou du tirage photo indique Clubic.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Mais ce retrait du marché grand public ne sera pas total, Kodak compte bien conserver une place dans les magasins via sa ligne d’accessoires, qu’ils soient pour ses appareils photo ou des modèles concurrents. Egalement, on retrouvera le papier photo et les films argentiques qui ont fait la réputation de la marque.”Depuis quelques temps, la stratégie de Kodak consiste à optimiser ses marges dans le domaine de la prise de vue en réduisant sa gamme de produits, sa couverture géographique et sa présence dans la distribution. L’annonce d’aujourd’hui est l’extension logique de ce processus”, résume Pradeep Jotwani, directeur marketing de Kodak, dans un communiqué.Pour effectuer sa restructuration, Kodak a réussi après sa mise en faillite à obtenir un crédit de 950 millions de dollars sur 18 mois. L’entreprise a besoin de faire des économies, 100 millions de dollars par an et l’arrêt de la production de matériel devrait l’y aider. Le 10 février 2012 à 18:20 • Maxime Lambert
The Rockland County Department of Health in New York has recognised disability services organisation Jawonio as a breastfeeding-friendly workplace as part of its Breastfeeding Promotion and Support Programme.Jawonio, which has 1,100 employees across the Rockland and Lower Westchester county, is the first employer locally to receive the Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite Recognition award for implementing best practice around breastfeeding, as set out in the programme.The Breastfeeding Promotion and Support Programme requires employers to create a written breastfeeding-friendly office policy and implement environmental changes, such as designated lactation spaces and training staff. The programme further encourages employers to support working mothers while they continue to breastfeed and return to work.Organisations that achieve these measures are then recognised with the Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite Recognition award. The employers are presented with a plaque and certificate in acknowledgement, and their business is listed on the Rockland County Department of Health’s website.Jawonio received its recognition award on 14 June 2018.Jill Warner, chief executive officer at Jawonio, said: “We are proud to be a part of a county that strives to meet the needs of its citizens. This Rockland County Breastfeeding Friendly Designation is a wonderful way to share the pride at Jawonio and how much we value the backbone of our organisation, our staff. Our mums are so grateful and happy, and happy mums are positive and productive staff members, and happy and healthy babies are the result of this collaboration.”Dr Patricia Schnabel Ruppert, Rockland County commissioner of health, added: “One of the most commonly cited barriers to continuing breastfeeding is returning to work. This is due to the lack of flexibility for pumping milk during the work day, lack of accommodations to pump or store breast milk and concerns about support from employers and colleagues. It truly takes a village to support breastfeeding and we encourage employers to work with us to make their worksites breastfeeding-friendly environments.”
More than 1.4 million (1,448,774) UK employers have completed their pensions auto-enrolment duties, as at January 2019, according to research by The Pensions Regulator (TPR).Its Declaration of compliance report: July 2012-end January 2019, which is based on information submitted by employers when they complete their declaration of compliance documentation, also found that, since 2012, more than 10 million (10,003,000) employees are now saving for their retirement after being automatically enrolled into a workplace pension.Lesley Titcomb, chief executive officer at TPR, said: “We have worked with employers of all sizes to ensure automatic enrolment is a success and we are delighted that 10 million people are newly saving or saving more towards their retirement.“The vast majority of employers continue to support automatic enrolment. They’ve played a vital role in creating a savings culture by enrolling [employees] so that they can now expect a pension as part and parcel of their employment.”Between September 2015 and January 2019, 89,149 employers confirmed completion of their pensions automatic re-enrolment duties to remain compliant. This means that 603,000 eligible employees have been successfully re-enrolled into their workplace pension over this period.Paul Waters, partner at Hymans Robertson, said: “Despite this obvious good news, it is not time to relax and think that this is ‘job done’. Many employees will assume that their pension contributions will provide them with a comfortable income in retirement, since the [auto-enrolment] pension rate is being set automatically by a combination of the government and their employer. In reality, they will be dismayed to find that they simply haven’t saved enough when they come to retirement. It’s important to remember that this is a marathon.”Paul McGlone, president at The Society of Pension Professionals (SPP), said: “Having 10 million additional people saving for their retirement is a fantastic achievement, and one which the government and industry should rightly feel proud about. This has only happened through symbiosis, through government and industry working together to deliver a common goal.“What we need is more of this type of collaboration across the industry. Having enrolled people, we now head out into more challenging waters where the tricky messages around the benefits of increasing contribution rates and adequacy of retirement need to be navigated. We need people to understand that auto-enrolment alone may not maintain their standard of living and that in a world where annuitisation is unpopular, drawdown may not be cost-effective for modest amounts.”