Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLa Salle continues to lose key cogs from its core in the past two seasons.High-flying Ricci Rivero and brother Prince are reportedly out of the squad along with third-string guard Brent Paraiso over what the school calls a violation of certain university policies.ADVERTISEMENT NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers In this connection, team members Prince Rivero, Ricci Rivero, and Brent Paraiso have requested to go on leave from the basketball team to honor their contractual obligations to their existing endorsements. 3/4ADVERTISEMENT This will allow the players to focus on the games and team practices without any restrictions. 2/4— DLSU Sports (@dlsusports) February 2, 2018 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Prince, Ricci, and Brent are currently enrolled in the University and are attending their respective classes. 4/4— DLSU Sports (@dlsusports) February 2, 2018The statement did not expound on what endorsement deals violated university rules.Sources close to the situation confirmed that the Riveros and Paraiso may have been axed on a more serious violation but gave no further details.Ricci, 19, experienced a huge surge in his performance this past UAAP Season 80, averaging 13.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 1.6 steals in his sophomore year, which merited him a spot in the Mythical Team.His stellar play also earned him an invite to Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes’ “23-for-23” cadet list for the 2023 Fiba World Cup.With the Riveros leading the way, La Salle won a UAAP title and a runnerup finish over the last two seasons. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Perasol not putting too much pressure on prized recruit Gozum Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. — DLSU Sports (@dlsusports) February 2, 2018 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises The brothers’ departure is just the latest in a string of exits from La Salle following head coach Aldin Ayo bolting to University of Santo Tomas and two-time UAAP MVP Ben Mbala deciding to turn pro in Mexico.INQUIRER.net tried to get the side of all parties involved, but they have yet to respond to the queries. MOST READ UAAP Season 81: Racela says he’ll be ‘surprised’ if Ateneo loses a game in elims PLAY LIST 01:32UAAP Season 81: Racela says he’ll be ‘surprised’ if Ateneo loses a game in elims02:34UAAP SEASON 80 PREVIEW: DLSU GREEN ARCHERS00:50Trending Articles01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES La Salle’s Office of Sports Development, meanwhile, issued a statement clarifying that the Riveros and Paraiso are still enrolled in Taft, but were asked to go on leave from the team after enforcing a policy “that prohibits players to enter into sponsorship agreements with commercial entities.”De La Salle University – Office Of Sports Development’s Official Statement:FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe DLSU Men’s Basketball Team management announces that they have implemented a policy that prohibits players to enter into sponsorship agreements with commercial entities. 1/4— DLSU Sports (@dlsusports) February 2, 2018 Read Next AFP official booed out of forum John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments
Thomas Mueller scored a hat trick as Germany turned on its style and power to rout 10-man Portugal 4-0 in their World Cup Group G opener on Monday.The Angela Merkel Germany dressing room picture after Portugal rout via Mesut Ozil on Instagram pic.twitter.com/gwxJjnZlOP 101 Great Goals (@102greatgoals) June 17, 2014Mueller, who scored five goals at the 2010 World Cup, was ruthless against a weak Portugal team that was clearly outplayed. With Chancellor Angela Merkel supporting in the stands, the German team celebrated its 100th World Cup match with a rousing victory that virtually assured by halftime.Mueller scored either side of Mats Hummels’ headed goal as Germany took a 3-0 lead at the break, and added his third goal in the 81st. Portugal was already 2-0 down before Pepe was red carded in the 37th minute for apparently head-butting Mueller when the German player was sitting on the ground. It was Mueller who opened the scoring in the 12th minute after Mario Goetze had been pulled down by Joao Pereira in the box, coolly slotting the penalty kick into the right corner of Rui Patricio’s goal. Hummels had risen above Pepe to double Germany’s lead with a well-timed header from a corner in the 32nd, and Mueller extended the buffer just before the break when he stripped the ball from Bruno Alves and drilling in a low shot. The Bayern Munich forward completed the rout late in the second half, poking in from close range after Patricio had fumbled a low cross from substitute Andre Schuerrle. advertisementCristiano Ronaldo started for Portugal at Arena Fonte Nova after overcoming a knee injury. He threatened early in the match, including a shot from a break that Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer could only block, but there was nobody from Portugal to pounce on the rebound. Portugal also lost big striker Hugo Almeida to an injury. He was replaced by Eder in the 28th. Fabio Coentrao injured a groin muscle and was helped off the field in 65th, to be replaced by Andre Almeida. Hummels then limped off the field with a right-knee injury, giving substitute defender Shkodran Mustafi his second cap. In the second Group D match later Monday, the United States was playing Ghana at Natal.
Suryakumar Yadav’s 49-ball 60 helped Kolkata Knight Riders go top of the points table with a thrilling two-wicket win over Rising PuneSupergiants. (Scorecard )Highlights:Kolkata Knight Riders Innings:23:20 IST: Umesh Yadav has the last word as he finishes off in style to take KKR over the line. In the slot and Umesh smokes it out of the park as KKR seal the match by two wickets. With this win, KKR now have four wins out of five. 23:18 IST: Out. Piyush Chawla holes it out at long on, Steve Smith also does well by running in to take the catch. 23:15 IST: So that’s it, KKR now need 7 off the last over to win the match. All nerves for the batsmen and the bowler who will bowl the last over. 23:12 IST: Out. Albie Morkel cleans up R Sathish to add another twist to the tale.11:08 IST: Perera concedes 7 runs and takes the big wicket of Andre Russell, who looked like taking the game away from Pune. KKR now need 18 to win off 12 balls.23:03 IST: Andre Russell turning it on as KKR get 17 runs off the 17th over. Russell nailed Ankit Sharma for two huge sixes with KKR well in the zone to overhaul Pune’s target. Game on! 22:53 IST: Out. Murugan Ashwin does the trick for Pune and maybe has turned the match in their favour by getting the big wicket of Suryakumar Yadav trapped lbw for 60. KKR are 119 for 5 in 15.5 overs and need 42 to win off 25 balls.22:47 IST: Out. The veteran Rajat Bhatia gets the breakthrough to trap Yusuf Pathan plumb infront of the stumps. Just when KKR looked in complete control of the chase, Pune strikes back into the match with a wicket.advertisement22:45 IST: Suryakumar and Yusuf Pathan have done well so far to keep KKR in the hunt. The visitors need 51 off 36 balls. 22:36 IST: Suryakumar Yadav brings up his maiden IPL half-century. The young batsman has grabbed the opportunity but the job is not finished yet. 22:30 IST: Not a bad start from young legspinner Murugan Ashwin, mixed it well to give only six runs. KKR 78 for 3 after 10 overs chasing Pune’s 161. Yusuf Pathan joins Suryakumar Yadav at the crease. 22:16 IST: Out. Rajat Bhatia strikes to remove Shakib for 3. Slow offcutter from Bhatia and Shakib gets an inside edge on to the stumps. KKR three down.22:12 IST: Mixed Powerplay for the Knight Riders, 59 runs but two wickets lost. The chase doesn’t look to be easy for the visitors and may go down to the wire. Suryakumar Yadav and Shakib Al Hasan at the crease. 22:00 IST: Not an ideal start by R Ashwin, concedes 11 runs. Suryakumar Yadav has not been bothered by the two wickets and continues to play his shots. KKR 42 for 2 in 4 overs.Ravichandran Ashwin into the attack. 21:57 IST: Out. Kolkata Knight Riders losing the plot here as Gautam Gambhir gets run out for 11. Trying to sneak in a quick single, Gambhir was late to make to the striker’s end, Saurabh Tiwary makes a flat throw and Dhoni does the rest. KKR are two down chasing 161. Thisara Perera shares the new ball with Albie Morkel. 21.43 IST: Superb start for Pune! Albie Morkel traps Robin Uthappa plumb in front of leg-stump off the first ball of the innings. Kolkata 0/1 after 0.1 over. 21:22 IST: MS Dhoni finishes well for Pune Supergiants with a quickfire 12-ball 23 as the hosts put up 160 for 5 on the board. Morkel goes for runs in the final over by conceding 17 runs, which included two fours and a six.21:18 IST: Another decent over from Umesh, gives only 10 runs. Pune Supergiants are 143 for 5 in 19 overs. Can they get to 160? 21:13 IST: Out. Umesh Yadav didn’t get to bowl with the new ball but doing supremely well at the death. Albie Morkel going for the big hit, gets bowled by Umesh for 16. 21:08 IST: Out. Soft dismissal for Rahane as he plays straight back into the hands of Sunil Narine. Nonetheless a brilliant knock of 67 from 52 balls. Pune 119 for 4 in 17.1 overs.21:03 IST: Run-scoring had not been easy but Rahane making sure not to miss out on bad deliveries. Chawla tosses up one and Rahane easily lofts it over long off. Clean hit!Albie Morkel walks out to the crease. 20.58 IST: Out. Rajagopal Sathish castles Thisara Perera for 12. Perera trying to play across the line, misses completely. 20:56 IST: Ajinkya Rahane notches up his half-century off 42 balls. Rahane needs to stay till the end if Pune wants to finish with a flourish. Thisara Perera is the new batsman at the crease.20:45 IST: Out. That was silly running from Smith as Sathish at the end does well to run him out. Flatter ball from Sathish and Rahane plays straight back to the bowler with Smith already taking off. advertisement20:44 IST: Rahane and Smith have put together a 50-run partnership with the track aiding the spinners. Pune 79 for 1 with Rahane on 45. 20:32 IST: That will be strategic time out. The odd boundaries have been coming for Pune in every over with Rahane doing the bulk of the scoring. Pune are 55 for 1 in 9 overs (Rahane on 36, Smith on 15).20:25 IST: Andre Russell concedes 12 runs in his last over, which consisted of two hits to the fence. Rahane now batting on 28 with Pune 43 for 1 in 7 overs. 20:21 IST: Cautious start from Pune by scoring 31 in the Powerplay overs. Steven Smith and Ajinkya Rahane have been watchful after the fall of du Plessis, moreover the Kolkata bowlers have been spot on. Sunil Narine into action. 20:15 IST: Out. Shakib Al Hasan gets the first breakthrough by castling Faf du Plessis for 4. The ball tossed up by Shakib, drawing du Plessis forward and did enough to knock back the off stump.20:11 IST: Morkel goes for runs in his second over, concedes 11. Pune 17 for 0 in 3 overs. 20:08 IST: Six. Top shot from Rahane as he swats away Morne Morkel over square leg. 20:04 IST: Brilliant start by Morne Morkel, just concedes 2 runs. Morkel right on the money by hitting the right lengths straightaway. 20:00 IST: Ajinkya Rahane and Faf du Plessis are out in the middle to open for Pune, while Morne Morkel starts the bowling proceedings. Teams:Rising Pune Supergiants: Ajinkya Rahane, Faf du Plessis, Steven Smith, MS Dhoni(w/c), Albie Morkel, Saurabh Tiwary, Thisara Perera, Rajat Bhatia, Ravichandran Ashwin, Murugan Ashwin, Ankit SharmaKolkata Knight Riders: Robin Uthappa(w), Gautam Gambhir(c), Shakib Al Hasan, Suryakumar Yadav, Yusuf Pathan, Andre Russell, Rajagopal Sathish, Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawla, Morne Morkel, Umesh Yadav Toss and team news: Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and have opted to bowl. Pune bring in Albie Morkel and Saurabh Tiwary, while Kolkata have included R Sathish. Preview: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) would look to continue their winning momentum in the Indian Premier League, but it won’t be an easy task as they lock horns with Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Rising Pune Supergiants at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium.Newcomers Pune have not had a great start to the tournament and have lost three of their four games. On the other hand, KKR have won three out of four matches. The one contest that the Knights lost was against defending champions Mumbai Indians in Kolkata where the visitors chased down KKR’s formidable 187.Kolkata have been a team who have backed up their brilliant bowling with some quality batting to steer home on the other three occasions, which include wins over Delhi Daredevils, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab.The Supergiants have only clinched the opening tie against Mumbai Indians, but then succumbed to the Gujarat Lions, Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore.But on Sunday, Dhoni will be keen on having a turnaround in his fortunes. The injury to star batsman Kevin Pietersen may have come as a blessing in disguise for the hosts as they can now field allrounders like Albie Morkel and Mitchell Marsh.advertisementThe Knights on the contrary look a settled bunch and it is unlikely that skipper Gautam Gambhir will tinker too much with the winning line-up. The bowling has been led well by the spinners and the likes of pacers Umesh Yadav and Morne Morkel have chipped in well too.The top-order has also clicked for KKR with Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa scoring a truck load of runs. They have been ably supported by Manish Pandey at No.3.The wicket is likely to be flat and the match is supposed to be a high-scoring one and that is where KKR’s experience in the bowling line-up will be tested.
Far from despondent after his team’s La Liga title hopes ended with a surprise defeat at relegated Levante, Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone is taking only positives from what he believes could be the most important year in the club’s history.Atletico, days after eliminating Bayern Munich to reach the Champions League final, lost 2-1 on Sunday at Levante where they have not won since 2007.That left the Rojiblancos three points adrift of league leaders Barcelona with one game remaining and unable to overtake them because Barca have a better head-to-head record should both teams finish level on points.”There is no type of excuse regarding our previous game,” Simeone told the club’s website.”We are finishing what has been a fantastic and enormous campaign. We were one game away from competing with Barcelona and Real Madrid,” he added.”Other years we were further away and this year we came closer. This is what makes me happy.”Atletico won La Liga in 2014-15 but lost in that year’s Champions League final to Real Madrid – their opponents again on May 28 in Milan in this season’s title showdown.They have never won Europe’s elite club competition but have twice finished runners-up.”Of course, we lacked something,” Simeone said of his team’s overall performance in the league.”I’ve told my players that I’m proud of them and that they have had a great season up to now. Now is the time to recover our strength to end the campaign in the best possible way.”advertisementSimeone, who had to watch the game at Levante from the stands because of a touchline ban, will attempt to steer the Rojiblancos to a runners-up finish in La Liga.Atletico end their domestic campaign on Saturday at home to Celta Vigo.
Championship Extra Time: Grealish reveals when to congratulate Adomah after scoring Evans Gyamera-Antwi Last updated 1 year ago 00:26 2/16/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Championship Fulham v Aston Villa Fulham Aston Villa African All Stars The youngster has revealed that he doesn’t join the free-scoring Ghanaian in celebrating his goals because he can’t dance Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish has ‘jokingly’ revealed that one must wait for Albert Adomah to complete his dance moves whenever he is on target before rushing to congratulate him.Adomah, 28, has been in blistering form for the Villans this season, with his 13 goals from 27 matches helping the team to second position in the Championship.The Ghanaian owes Grealish some thanks for assisting two of his recent goals, as Steve Bruce’s side maintain a seven-game winning streak. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player When you have to wait for Albert to stop dancing so you can congratulate him 🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/rFFNTG1fpj— Jack Grealish (@JackGrealish1) February 15, 2018Asked by teammates Conor Hourihane why he never joins Adomah on the ‘dance floor’, Grealish insisted that he is not a good dancer.I haven’t got any good moves bro I’ll leave that to you 😫😂🕺🏻— Jack Grealish (@JackGrealish1) February 15, 2018Adomah is expected to start against fifth-placed Fulham on Saturday as Villa seek to cement their second spot, which guarantees an automatic promotion to the Premier League.
Applications for the 2012 Sportscover Sponsorship Fund (SSF) are now open, with 20 grants to be awarded to clubs and associations across a broad cross-section of sports. The 20 grants, worth US$750 each, will be awarded to a variety of amateur sports clubs, associations and people who are striving to achieve sporting greatness in their community.Sportscover’s desire to assist community sports led to the creation of the SSF, and over the last few years, the SSF has donated over $70,000 in grants to grass-roots sporting clubs and associations.The first round is now closed, however the second round of grants, in which seven grants will be awarded, will run from the 1st August – 15th September, and the third round of grants seeing six awarded will be open from the 1st October – 15th November.To view eligibility criteria please visit the following link:§ http://www.sportscover.com/sp_criteria.asp The application form can be found at:§ http://www.sportscover.com/ssf/ For more information on the SSF, please visit the Sportscover website by following the link below:http://www.sportscover.com/supporting-sport.asp?id=1610Related Links2012 SSF Grants
America’s Oldest City Has a Super-Modern Dining and Drinking Scene Why Tea and Beer Go Well Together (and 5 Tea Beers to Try) Editors’ Recommendations Meet Betsy, the Beer that Tastes Better at 35,000 Feet Close Can beer actually taste better when it’s 35,000 feet in the air? When you take off on an airplane, your taste buds actually lose their ability to function correctly. Food tastes more bland and your perception of salty and sweet dramatically decline — some studies have said up to 30 percent — once you’ve reached cruising altitude. Maybe that’s the reason why airplane food tastes so disgusting — or not. The folks at the Hong Kong-based airline Cathay Pacific and Hong Kong Beer Co. teamed up to make sure that your tastebuds can still tell the difference between good and bad beer while up in the air.“We know that when you fly, your sense of taste changes. Airlines address this for food in certain ways. But nobody has ever tried to improve the taste of beer at altitude. That seemed like a great opportunity for us to help our beer-loving passengers travel well,” says Julian Lynden, Cathay Pacific’s general manager of marketing and loyalty.Cathay Pacific and Hong Kong Beer Co. created Betsy, named after the Douglas DC-3, the airline’s first plane that was affectionately dubbed “Betsy.” Betsy beer is an unfiltered wheat beer, which should allow for a taste that’s both hearty, yet smooth. It’s also carbonated 10 percent higher than the beer that we drink at sea level. The beer also incorporates ingredients from the route it’s served on — Betsy is available March and April in business class on Cathay Pacific flights from Hong Kong to London — using Dragon Eye fruit from Hong Kong and English Fuggle hops.One recent business class passenger who ordered a bottle of Betsy on a flight from Hong Kong to London noted that the beer actually does taste better in the air. The honey flavor is more distinct, and that extra carbonation makes up for the dulling of the senses from all that compressed cabin air. Cheers! The Most Unique Collaboration Beers in the U.S. 11 of the Best Low-Calorie Craft Beers for Watching Your Beer Belly Sip On the Original Stormtrooper Beer While You Wait for the Next Star Wars Movie
The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising the motoring public that traffic will be diverted from a section of the Hagley Park Road/Waltham Park Road intersection this weekend to facilitate ongoing pipe-laying works.Manager, Communication and Customer Services at the NWA, Stephen Shaw, explains that between 8 a.m. on Saturday, August 25 and 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 26 the laying of storm water drains will continue across Waltham Park Road along the intersection’s western approach. He says as a result, traffic approaching the intersection from the direction of Woodpecker Avenue, Keesing Avenue or Molynes Road will not be able to enter the intersection directly.They will instead be able to do so via McArthur Avenue on to Queensbury or Clunies Avenue to exit on to Hagley Park Road in the vicinity of Superior Honda. Motorists will thereafter make a right turn on to Hagley Park Road to travel toward Waltham Park Road.Motorists approaching the intersection from the direction of Chisolm Avenue will make the right turn on to Hagley Park Road, then turn left on to Queensbury or Clunies Avenue, travel on to McArthur Avenue to exit on to Waltham Park Road.While motorists who are travelling from the direction of Three Miles will go across the intersection, turn left on to Queensbury or Clunies Avenue and travel along the remaining sections of the detour route.The necessary road signs and flag persons will be positioned along the detour route to direct motorists, who are being reminded to obey the instructions.The NWA says that as the infrastructural works on the Hagley Park Road Improvement Project continue over the next few months, traffic changes will be implemented from time to time to facilitate the progress of the works. The Agency is therefore urging the motoring public to monitor the media for updates and apologizes for any inconvenience caused.
Smoking will be banned in all indoor public areas, workplaces, and at outdoor eating and drinking establishments in Nova Scotia by Dec. 1, 2006. Amendments to the Smoke-Free Places Act, introduced today, Oct. 13, by Health Promotion Minister Rodney MacDonald, will make Nova Scotia’s legislation the toughest of its kind in Canada. “The amended Smoke-Free Places Act will protect the health of Nova Scotians by limiting people’s exposure to tobacco smoke,” said Mr. MacDonald. “When smoking is unacceptable almost everywhere, including outdoor patios for eating, it helps smokers who want to quit. More importantly, research shows that youths and young adults are discouraged from starting to smoke if there are fewer people seen doing it in public.” Mr. MacDonald added that enforcement will be easier now that the same rules apply across the province. “We are extremely pleased that the provincial government is introducing legislation to make public places and workplaces 100 per cent smoke free,” said Dr. Rob Strang, president of Smoke Free Nova Scotia. “This legislation will decrease smoking rates and improve health in all communities across Nova Scotia.” Mr. MacDonald applauded the 11 municipalities that now have comprehensive smoking bans in place and each of the nine district health authorities that have banned smoking in all of their outdoor properties, including hospital parking lots. Smoking rooms are still permitted in licensed nursing homes and licensed residential care facilities. “These are people’s homes and they have a right to smoke where they live,” said Mr. MacDonald. “However, employees cannot smoke in the designated smoking rooms of these facilities.” This legislation is in response to the many Nova Scotians who have asked for a 100 per cent ban across the province. It is one part of the province’s Tobacco Control Strategy. Since being introduced in 2001, smoking rates have declined from 30 per cent to 20 per cent. Other aspects of the strategy include taxation, community-based programs, cessation programs, youth prevention, media and public awareness, and evaluation. A 2000 GPI Atlantic report, Cost of Tobacco Use in Nova Scotia, estimated that it costs $170 million annually to treat smoking-related illness in Nova Scotia.
Cet été, les 27 musées du réseau du Musée de la Nouvelle-Écosse offriront aux familles des expériences à la fois agréables et éducatives. « Les musées offrent d’excellents occasions de passer des moments de qualité en famille, a déclaré Leonard Preyra, le ministre des Communautés, de la Culture et du Patrimoine. J’encourage tout le monde à visiter nos musées cet été pour profiter des activités, voir des expositions spéciales et vivre des expériences éducatives. » Au Musée d’histoire naturelle à Halifax, les visiteurs peuvent voir l’exposition de costumes « Out of This World: Extraordinary Costumes from Film and Television ». Avec plus de 40 costumes et accessoires provenant de films et d’émissions de télévision de science-fiction, cette exposition excitante montre aux visiteurs comment la conception de costumes utilise la couleur, le style, les proportions, les tissus, les traditions historiques, la nature et les repères culturels pour que les acteurs et les spectateurs soient captivés par les personnages. Le Musée maritime de l’Atlantique, également à Halifax, présente l’exposition « Les câbliers : des liens entre Halifax, le Titanic et le reste du monde ». L’exposition, préparée et mise sur pied par le personnel du musée, explore l’histoire des câbliers depuis leur contribution au développement des communications dans le monde jusqu’au rôle joué par ceux qui avaient Halifax comme port d’attache lors des opérations de repêchage des corps après le naufrage du RMS Titanic. À la ferme Ross, située à New Ross, les visiteurs peuvent explorer 60 acres de terres agricoles onduleuses pour découvrir ce qu’était la vie il y a 100 ans. Dans la maison de la famille Ross, appelée Rose Bank Cottage, et à travers des activités quotidiennes comme le filage de la laine, la fabrication des bougies et le ferrage des bœufs, le musée donne aux visiteurs la chance de découvrir les pratiques agricoles d’antan tout en apprenant des façons de faire durables pour la vie d’aujourd’hui. À Barrington, les visiteurs peuvent entrer dans le moulin à carder la laine pour apprendre comment la machinerie et l’énergie hydraulique ont contribué à révolutionner la vie rurale en Nouvelle-Écosse. Construit en 1882, le moulin a industrialisé le processus de transformation de la laine brute en fil de laine et en étoffe, changeant à jamais la façon dont les familles de pêcheurs et de fermiers de la région faisaient leurs chauds vêtements de laine. Au Musée de l’industrie, à Stellarton, les visiteurs de tous âges peuvent s’en donner à cœur joie en explorant les expositions et les éléments interactifs qui invitent les visiteurs à pousser, à tirer, à soulever et à échapper des objets et à découvrir la place qu’a occupée la technologie dans la vie des gens à travers l’histoire de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Avec 30 000 artéfacts, le Musée de l’industrie est le meilleur endroit pour découvrir ce que signifie vraiment « Fait en Nouvelle-Écosse ». Les visiteurs désireux de découvrir la culture, le patrimoine et l’hospitalité gaéliques de la Nouvelle-Écosse n’ont pas besoin d’aller plus loin que le Musée du village des Hautes-Terres. Situé dans le pittoresque village d’Iona dans le comté de Victoria, le village des Hautes-Terres est le seul musée d’histoire vivante de langue et de culture gaéliques en Amérique du Nord. Sur un site de 43 acres, les visiteurs trouveront des bâtiments historiques, des animaux d’élevage rares, des interprètes dynamiques et une vue de toute beauté du lac Bras d’Or qui a été désigné réserve de la biosphère par l’Unesco. Au parc muséal du domaine Uniacke, à Mount Uniacke, les visiteurs peuvent découvrir l’une des plus imposantes maisons de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Construite en 1816 par Richard John Uniacke, un homme politique prospère d’origine irlandaise, la maison contient des objets familiaux conservés précieusement, notamment de beaux meubles et d’excellents portraits. À l’extérieur, plusieurs sentiers, allant de faciles à difficiles, invitent les visiteurs de tous âges à la marche. À Pubnico-Ouest-Le-Bas, les visiteurs au Village Historique acadien de la Nouvelle-Écosse apprécieront le nouveau sentier dans la nature ouvert le 5 juin dernier. Le sentier s’étire le long de la côte qui borde les 17 acres de terrain du village. Des panneaux d’interprétation souligneront la beauté naturelle de la région et l’importance historique de cette dernière. Pour plus d’information sur les 27 musées et leurs coordonnées, les activités prévues, les droits d’entrée et les heures d’ouverture, allez à http://museum.gov.ns.ca.
San Francisco: Amazon workers walked out of a main distribution center in Minnesota on Monday, protesting for improved working conditions during the e-commerce titan’s major “Prime” shopping event. Amazon workers picketed outside the facility, briefly delaying a few trucks and waving signs with messages along the lines of “We’re human, not robots.” “We know Prime Day is a big day for Amazon, so we hope this strike will help executives understand how serious we are about wanting real change that will uplift the workers in Amazon’s warehouses,” striker Safiyo Mohamed said in a release. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in Sep”We create a lot of wealth for Amazon, but they aren’t treating us with the respect and dignity that we deserve.” Organizers did not disclose the number of strikers, who said employees picketed for about an hour in intense heat before cutting the protest short due to the onset of heavy rain. The strike was part of an ongoing effort to pressure the company on issues including job safety, equal opportunity in the workplace, and concrete action on issues including climate change, according to community organization Awood Center. US Democratic presidential contenders Kamila Harris and Bernie Sanders were among those who expressed support for the strikers on Twitter. “I stand in solidarity with the courageous Amazon workers engaging in a work stoppage against unconscionable working conditions in their warehouses,” Sanders said in a tweet. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to Customs”It is not too much to ask that a company owned by the wealthiest person in the world treat its workers with dignity and respect.” Amazon employees also went on strike at seven locations in Germany, demanding better wages as the US online retail giant launched its two-day global shopping discount extravaganza called Prime Day. Amazon had said in advance that the strike would not affect deliveries to customers. Amazon has defended work conditions, contending it is a leader when it comes to paying workers at least 15 hourly and providing benefits. The company last week announced plans to offer job training to around one-third of its US workforce to help them gain skills to adapt to new technologies. Amazon has been hustling to offer one-day deliver on a wider array of products as a perk for paying 119 annually to be a member of its “Prime” service, which includes streaming films and television shows.
TORONTO – Finance Minister Bill Morneau says Canada should be exempted from the aluminum and steel tariffs U.S. President Donald Trump is weighing.He says Canada is a “staunch ally” of the U.S. and that it has been “firm” in its opposition to the tariffs.Speaking at a women’s entrepreneurship event in Toronto, he stressed the tariffs are not advantageous to either country or national security.Morneau’s comments came hours after Trump tweeted he would nix aluminum and steel tariffs if NAFTA negotiations end with a new agreement that’s more favourable for the U.S.The latest round of NAFTA talks are concluding this week in Mexico City.The Trump administration has been citing national security as the reason why it’s eying tariffs of 10 per cent on aluminum and 25 per cent on steel.
A family of five Tamil refugees – including a toddler born in detention almost three years ago – have been cleared for release by the Gillard government, averting a potentially damaging High Court challenge next week, The Australian newspaper reported.The Rahavan family, who were detained after arriving from Sri Lanka, had been held indefinitely following secret ASIO assessments that deemed the parents a risk to national security. It is understood Egyptian authorities have not sought to extradite Mr Latif nor sought access to him, despite knowing his whereabouts since June last year. Immigration Minister Brendan O’Connor’s spokesman said the family would remain in the community on bridging visas with the same reporting conditions that apply to all bridging visa holders requiring them to keep the department informed of their current address, and any proposed change of address.The family’s clearance for release came as the Australian Federal Police was seeking clarification from Egyptian authorities amid growing doubts about the background of Maksoud Abdel Latif, an alleged terrorist who slipped into Australia as an asylum-seeker. The government’s reversal followed an independent review of the family’s ASIO assessments by former Federal Court judge Margaret Stone, who was appointed to audit the assessments in April, Fairfax Media reported. The High Court was next Tuesday poised to begin hearing the father’s appeal against his detention, which could have invalidated the government’s capacity to detain genuine refugees who are rejected by ASIO indefinitely. Questions have emerged about the soundness of Mr Latif’s convictions in absentia by an Egyptian military of multiple charges, including murder, during the Mubarak regime.AFP national manager for counter-terrorism Peter Drennan stressed the information given to a Senate committee last week was accurate, in that it was a true reading of an Interpol red notice the AFP had reconfirmed in January. But he said police were seeking to confirm information on the notice and to see if it matched other information held by the Egyptians.“The issue is whether or not the offences which were listed of murder, destruction of property etc are actually matters for which he was convicted,” he said.
Last week the CID filed a case against Karunanayake, accusing him of giving false information to the Presidential Commission of Inquiry. The Colombo Magistrate’s Court today issued a stay order on the investigations being carried out by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) on former Minister Ravi Karunanayake.The CID was investigating the former Minister over allegations he gave false information to the Presidential Commission which investigated the treasury bond scam. Karunanayake had been questioned by the Presidential Commission over the scam which took place when he was the Finance Minister. The CID had filed a case at the Colombo Magistrate’s Court accusing Karunanayake of giving false information when he was questioned by the commission. (Colombo Gazette)
Ontario’s watchdog is putting Norfolk County council under the microscope.The Ontario Ombudsman’s office has told council that a complaint has been made that the March 26 council meeting did not comply with the open meeting rules covered by the Municipal Act.The office’s open meeting team will be investigating the complaint, Norfolk councillors were told in an April 17 letter.A spokesperson for the Ombudsman’s office declined to comment further on the complaint when contacted by The Expositor.“Our office doesn’t comment on whether or not we have received specific complaints, for reasons of confidentiality,” said director of communications Linda Williamson. “In cases where the Ombudsman decides to conduct and investigation, the organization in question – in this case, the municipality – will receive written notice.”Minutes of the March 26 meeting appear to show that councillors three times held discussions that were closed to the public.Council began meeting at 3 p.m. and, at 3:15 p.m., on a motion by councillors Michael Columbus and Ian Rabbits, moved into a closed session.According to the minutes, three issues were to be discussed during the closed session, including the receipt of legal advice subject to solicitor-client privilege. A second issue was a verbal update on a labour relations matter that was requested by Mayor Kristal Chopp. The third issue was a verbal update related to the chief administrative officer position. which was also requested by Chopp.The closed session ended at 4:21 p.m. and the council reconvened in open session, the minutes state.Council went back into closed session at 4:36 p.m. to discuss a personal matter about an identifiable individual on a motion by councillors Chris Van Paassen and Rabbits.At 5:18 p.m. the council reconvened in open session, the minutes say.After dealing with several issues, councillors voted to go into a closed session at 10:01 p.m. to discuss a personal matter about an identifiable individual. The motion to go in-camera was by Van Paassen and Rabbits.The closed session ended at 11:10 p.m.Councillors voted, in an open session, to approve the appointment of an interim CAO to be later publicly announced by Chopp.In a statement issued on April 4, Chopp announced that former Brampton CAO Harry Schlange had been hired as the CAO on an interim basis.Schlange replaces former CAO David Cribbs who resigned in mid-January.Vball@postmedia.com twitter.com/EXPVBall
The organization is only one of several who have recently been targeted by the government. Others include Pachamama, Unión Nacional de Educadores, and Fundamedios, an organization that Ecuador has been trying to close over the past three years. The human rights experts have previously spoken out against the Government for these actions.“This latest action once again violates international human rights standards, including the legitimate exercise of freedom of association. It shows consistent disregard for repeated calls by the international community to end the policy,” they said.“It is ironic that the same Government of Ecuador leading the positive international effort to make companies accountable through a binding treaty is itself reducing the space to be held accountable by domestic groups,” they added.The experts are urging the Ecuadorian authorities to guarantee that all members of all groups, particularly those that defend human rights, are fully able to exercise their rights to freedom of expression, association, and peaceful assembly – including their right to criticize government policies and practices. They renewed an offer to assist the Ecuadorian Government in reforming the current restrictive legislation.Among the five Special Rapporteurs are Maina Kiai, the Special Rapporteur on freedom of peaceful assembly and association; David Kaye, Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression; Michel Forst, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders; John H. Knox, Special Rapporteur on the issue of human rights obligations relating to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, health, and sustainable environment; and Victoria Lucia Tauli-Corpuz, Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples.Special Rapporteurs and independent experts are appointed by the UN Human Rights Council. They work on a voluntary basis; they are not UN staff and do not receive a salary for their work and are independent from any government or organization, and serve in their individual capacity. “The Government of Ecuador seems to be systematically dissolving organizations when they become too vocal or challenge government orthodoxy,” they said in a news release from the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). “This strategy to asphyxiate civil society has been implemented via two decrees – 16 and 739 – which give the authorities powers to unilaterally dissolve any kind of organization.” “The direct consequences,” they said, “are the progressive silencing of any group that challenges or offers alternative ideas to those of the government and thereby reducing visibility of the situation of vulnerable and marginalized people.” Acción Ecológica, an NGO, has been supporting the Shuar, an indigenous people who is trying to halt mining on a territory they claim as theirs. On 18 December, the NGO called for a Peace and Truth Commission to investigate attacks on indigenous and environmental rights. Two days later, the Ministry of the Environment began a dissolution process, allowing the NGO only 24 hours to respond and 10 days to present evidence in their defence.“Dissolving groups is the most severe type of restriction on freedom of association,” announced the human rights experts. The city of Quito, Ecuador, which was declared a World Heritage Site by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), in the late 1970s. Photo: © UNESCO/Francesco Bandarin
If you’re been using your Android phone as a Wi-Fi hotspot without telling T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, or AT&T about it and paying for their tethering plans, all three companies are out to get you. That shouldn’t be a surprise, since AT&T has been keeping an eye on users with unusual data usage and forcing them to upgrade to tethering-supported plans. Now they’re all taking the extra step to block the myriad of wireless tethering apps available in the Android Market entirely. The most popular app in this category, Wireless Tether, is free in the Android Market but requires users have their phones rooted in order to work. The trouble now is that users with Android devices on AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless won’t be able to find the app, since it just won’t be listed in the Android market when they search for it. The same is true for apps like PDANet, Tether for Android, and Easy Tether.That won’t stop most people – you can still grab the APKs for each app from a number of other sources, the least of which are usually the developers’ own Web sites, but the carriers are trying as much as they can to make the process inconvenient for users. If this pattern of behavior continues, expect to see the battle between carriers and users who tether their phones without authorization from their carriers to escalate. [via Operation Android]
We all know the story of how the PlayStation came to be. Sony decided to go it alone after things didn’t work out producing a CD-ROM unit for the Super Nintendo. Well, it seems a very similar situation happened that inevitably saw Microsoft decide to develop the Xbox, only this time it was Sony who forced Microsoft’s hand.Joachim Kempin, former vice president of Windows Sales (1983-2002), has explained how the original Xbox came to be. It turns out it was Sony’s fault, simply because the Japanese company wasn’t very friendly towards Microsoft, and Microsoft eventually decided they had to “stop Sony.”Apparently, long before the Xbox was even an idea, Microsoft was trying to collaborate with Sony in a number of areas they thought there was overlap. That collaboration was sought before even Sony had a games console coming to market, and would have focused on products for the entertainment sector.Sony didn’t want to know, though, seeing Microsoft simply as a company they were licensing Windows from. Therefore as soon as it became clear Sony was going to make an assault on the living room with the PlayStation, Microsoft decided it had to react and ultimately try and beat them. They’ve been fighting for space under our TVs ever since.Microsoft was new to the games hardware market, and Kempin even admits the company copied Sony’s model of trying to make the money back from the hardware investment on software royalties.So Sony only has itself to blame for having such a strong rival today in the games market. If they’d just been a bit friendlier to Microsoft a couple of decades ago we may have never seen an Xbox console. Maybe Microsoft just wanted to provide the operating system on Sony’s entertainment devices? But we all know how that worked out for another Japanese company who no longer produces games consoles, don’t we?
Ours polaires : Vladimir Poutine s’inquiète de leur sortArctique – Le Premier ministre russe Vladimir Poutine se dit extrêmement préoccupé par le sort des ours polaires en Arctique.”La réduction de la surface de la banquise, la fonte des glaces, tout ça aboutit à la complication des conditions de vie” des ours polaires, a déploré Vladimir Poutine lors d’une visite en Terre d’Alexandra, dans l’océan Arctique, au cours de laquelle il a participé à une expédition scientifique.À lire aussiQui est Greta Thunberg, proposée pour un prix Nobel à seulement 16 ans ?Après avoir aidé les scientifiques à effectuer des prélèvements sur un ours pesant quelque 230 kilos, puis à lui passer au cou un collier émetteur, le chef du gouvernement russe a déploré la sensible réduction de la population d’ours blancs à 25.000 individus.Évoquant l’impact du changement climatique sur les conditions de vie des ours, Vladimir Poutine a également regretté que les activités militaires soviétiques dans l’archipel François-Joseph aient laissé derrière elles “une fosse aux ordures”. Et de déclarer : “Il faut faire un nettoyage général en Arctique”.D’après une étude russe menée entre 1995 et 2005, ce sont environ 250.000 fûts contenant entre 40.000 et 60.000 tonnes de produits pétroliers, mais aussi des avions et des stations de radar, qui ont été abandonnés en Arctique après la chute de l’URSS en 1991.Le 3 mai 2010 à 11:59 • Emmanuel Perrin
Governor Bill Walker’s administration wants to borrow money to pay for public workers’ pensions, by selling up to 3.3 billion dollars in what are known as pension obligation bonds. The plan is drawing concern from lawmakers, who say it may be risky.Listen Now Randall Hoffbeck, Comm. Dept. of Revenue, governor’s press conference, January 22, 2016. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North.)Alaska’s government is obligated to pay public workers 6 billion dollars more in future pensions than it has in assets.State Revenue Commissioner Randall Hoffbeck says the best way to close that gap is to sell pension obligation bonds.During a Senate Finance Committee meeting Thursday, Hoffbeck said the state would pay less than 4 percent interest per year for the bonds.“Your returns are not within your control, but your cost of debt is. And we have historically low costs of debt,” Hoffbeck said.The bonds are essentially low-interest debt. The state would use that money to invest. If investment returns are higher than the bonds’ rate, then the state would save money.A 2008 law allows the administration to issue the bonds without legislative approval. But the Legislature would have to decide to spend the money to pay off the bonds.Wasilla Republican Senator Mike Dunleavy questioned why the administration planned to sell the bonds at a time when the Legislature is out of session and in the middle of an election campaign.“You know, many times, we as individuals do more due diligence on buying a toaster than we do on such money movements at such a magnitude that we do in the state,” Dunleavy said. “It doesn’t make any sense to me.”Hoffbeck said the timing is due to low interest rates. And he cautioned against waiting any longer, since interest rates have risen since earlier in the summer. He says that if legislators say they won’t appropriate the money, the state may not find buyers for the bonds.Dunleavy asked for more time to weigh the proposal.“There’s some that say that just by having this discussion, will cause uncertainty amongst those dealing with the bonds and the interest rates may go up,” Dunleavy said. “My response to that is: There should be scrutiny. And anyone that’s not asking the questions that are in a similar position that I am, they need to be asking the questions.”Pension obligation bonds have drawn criticism nationally. The Government Finance Officers Association says they involve considerable investment risk. It recommends against state and local governments issuing the bonds, since investing the money may not earn more than the bond payments.Association Director Stephen Gauthier told the Finance Committee the bonds have a history in recent decades of failing to benefit governments.“They frequently fail. Matter of fact, until 2009, most of them failed,” Gauthier said. “Now, you know, there’s more winners than losers, but still it’s pretty risky business. And it often attracts governments who are in the least position to take those kinds of risks.”The Department of Revenue projects that the state will save slightly more than a billion dollars over the 23-year life of the bond, if investments earn 7 percent.Hoffbeck said if everything goes according to plan, the bonds will be priced the week of October 24th, with bond sales closing the week of October 31st.