No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Surging Ateneo eyes repeat vs NU Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans But a loss by the Stags will make the showdown between Arellano and Letran on Friday the decider for the last Final Four spot.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups The lefty guard finished with 18 points, including a three-point play with 20 seconds remaining that helped the Knights finish with a 9-9 record at the end of the elimination round.“I have some unfinished business with Letran,” said Nambatac.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“I want to make the Final Four then the finals and hopefully get a championship again. I’m not thinking that this was my last game. I just went all out as soon as I entered the court.”With Arellano beating Mapua, 81-64, earlier to also finish with a 9-9 record, the Chiefs and Knights will face off in a stepladder playoff for the last Final Four spot in the event that San Sebastian prevails over Perpetual Help this Thursday. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Rey Nambatac. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netThere was no way Rey Nambatac was leaving Letran with a stunning defeat.Nambatac, who is set to turn pro late this month, bailed the Knights out with crucial baskets down the stretch for a thrilling 66-60 victory over the St. Benilde Blazers that forged a playoff for a Final Four berth in NCAA Season 93 basketball tournament on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims LATEST STORIES
Singapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Ghost guns’ are untraceable, easy to make, more prevalent Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gilas Pilipinas women stun No. 1 China, bag bronze in Fiba U18 Asia Cup Women’s football teams served just egg, kikiam and rice for breakfast Kim Chiu rushed to ER after getting bitten by dog in BGC MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Petron held off Foton in a grueling five-setter, 28-26, 25-27, 25-21, 14-26, 15-12, to take the bronze medal in the Philippine Super Liga All-Filipino Conference Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Cherry Rondina was clutch, scoring five of the Blaze Spikers’ last six points.ADVERTISEMENT ‘City-killer’: Asteroid the size of the Great Pyramid may hit Earth in 2022, says NASA View comments Rondina and Mika Reyes then, exchanged kills for the Blaze Spikers’ 14-11 lead before Dindin Santiago-Manabat salved a point for the Tornadoes Blue Energy 14-12.To cap off her marvelous late-game run, Rondina put away the final point and give Petron its first bronze medal in the Delos Santos era—a time frame that has produced five championships.Rondina finished with 33 points to lead Petron while Ces Molina added 15 points.Reyes and Aiza Maizo-Pontillas had 11 points apiece to help the Blaze Spikers.Santiago-Manabat had 26 points to lead Foton while younger sister Jaja Santiago added 22.ADVERTISEMENT UK thanks PH for rescuing Brit, Filipino wife abducted in Sulu Renovation of old sports venues not just for SEA Games use Despite being relegated to the battle for third, Petron head coach Shaq Delos Santos said he is still pleased with his team’s overall showing.“No matter what happens, we’re still proud of what we achieved,” said Delos Santos, whose team was the defending champion in the conference, in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSPORTSPH women’s football team not spared from SEA Games hotel woesSPORTSThailand claims not enough Thai food, drinks for players at hotel“We knew what we did in the conference and we’re happy with what we did and with this bronze medal.”Foton held an 11-9 lead late in the fifth set before Rondina took care of things scoring three straight points to give Petron a 12-11 lead. LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 What a relief! Paris show lifts taboo on historic outdoor loos
Bindra, who crashed to a 16th place finish in London four Bindra, who crashed to a 16th place finish in London four years ago, scored 104.3, 104.4, 105.9, 103.8, 102.1 and 105.2 in the qualifying round. For another seasoned campaigner Narang, after picking up 73.7 points from his first seven shots, he fired a 10.8 to jump to the pole position with 105.3 points. But he lost the plot in subsequent rounds. After scoring 105.3 in his first round, Narangs performance went downhill as he shot 104.5, 102.1, 103.4, 101.6, 104.8 in the next five to finish with 621.7 points in the field of 50 shooters. In mens hockey, Indias perennial habit of conceding late goals continued to haunt them as reigning double Olympic champions Germany scored seconds from the final hooter to steal a 2-1 win in a thrilling Pool B match. It was heart-break for the Indian fans as despite playing near perfect hockey for the major part of the match the Germans stole the win with just three seconds from full time. After weathering Indias attacking onslaught for the majority of the game, the Germans exerted tremendous pressure on the Indian defence in the final two minutes. The Indian defence, which had a good match and stood firm all throughout, fumbled in the final seconds as Christopher Ruhr scored the winner for Germany with a deflection from close range to dash the PR Sreejesh-led sides hopes. Earlier, Germany took the lead against the run of play through a field goal from Niklas Wellen (18th minute) before Rupinder Pal Singh (23rd) drew parity for India by converting his third penalty corner of the Games. The win helped Germany keep their successful run intact against India since 1996. India last defeated Germany in Olympics way back in the Atlanta Games when they secured a 3-0 victory. But despite the loss, the Indians can take heart from the fact that they dished out a much better display against Germany today than what they managed in the recent past, which includes a 3-3 draw against a depleted German side in the Champions Trophy in London and 0-4 thrashing in Valencia just prior to the Olympics. PTI TAP SSR PDS SSRadvertisement
FC Barcelona’s subs made the most of their chance during the second leg of a Copa del Rey round of 32 tie against humble Cultural Leones, powering the hosts to a 4-1 victory (5-1 on aggregate). Denis Suarez had a brace, while Malcom and Munir El Haddadi contributed a goal each during Wednesday’s game, reports Efe. Trailing 1-0 after the first leg in Leon, third-division Cultural treated the game as an opportunity to enjoy themselves on the big stage at Camp Nou, where they managed to create chances and even score a consolation goal. Mancebo forced a save from Barça goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen minutes before Munir put the hosts ahead 1-0 in the 18th minute. Munir went on to hit the post with another strike not long before Denis got his first of the night in the 26th minute. The third goal came in the 44th minute, when Malcom headed in a cross from Ivan Rakitic. Barça eased off a little in the second half, opening the door for Cultural to create a moment of glory in the 53rd minute as Cillessen mishandled a strike from distance by Ortiz. The keeper dealt with Jose Alonso’s rebound try, but couldn’t stop Señe from scoring. The goal buoyed the visitors and they won a couple of corners to create opportunities on the set piece, though they failed to convert. Cultural’s brief flurry stirred Barcelona and Denis completed his brace in the 70th minute to make the final 4-1. Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Except for the change in headline, the story has been provided “AS-IS,” “AS AVAILABLE, without any verification or editing from our side. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever
Yamaha launched the 150cc sports motorcycle at the 2018 Auto Expo amidst much fanfare. The R15 V3 is a successor to the R15 V2 and is better than the V2 on many facts and figures. Here are top ten facts you need to know about the R15 V3.0.Fact 1: The design of the current gen R15 V3.0 is inspired by Yamaha’s flagship motorcycle, the YZF R1. Right from the bubble visor, to the gills on the fuel tank, sitting position, tail lamps, you can find the design of the flagship motorcycle screaming at you.Fact 2: The technology factor has improved. The new R15 now gets an all-digital console with indicators for gear shifting, gear numbering, VVA indicator. Yes, the indicator gets a VVA indicator to indicate if the VVA is active when shifting at high speeds for optimum power delivery.Fact 3: The current-gen R15 is currently the fastest 150cc motorcycle on sale in India. The R15 V3.0 can shift faster than a number of 200cc motorcycle on sale in India. The top speed is disputed, however, you can expect the R15 to pull at a speedo-indicated 140kmph at 11,500 rpm which is higher than the KTM RC200 because of its rpm limiter. For a 155cc engine, a top speed of around 140kmph is blistering.Fact 4: The R15 V3.0 is also the only 150cc sports motorcycle which gets a slipper clutch. This also makes it the cheapest bike in India to get a proper slip-and-assist clutch. The second cheapest is the Dominar 400, which gets a slipper-clutch and dual-channel ABS. A slipper clutch means no more agonizing engine braking or wheel hopping when you downshift at lower rpms.advertisementFact 5: The engine is different now. The R15 V3.0 gets a 155cc, liquid-cooled, SOHC, the four-valve motor which sounds not much when we compare to the second gen R15 V2.0. The current motor gets a 1mm-larger bore, new exhaust system with newly added intakes, and this time it also sports a Variable Valve Tech technology. The power has also been increased to 19.7bhp and delivers peak torque of 15Nm at 6,500 rpm.Fact 6: The Variable Valve Actuation (VVA) works by a solenoid coil-based valve operation mechanism which is responsible for utilizing low-cam and high-cam intake rocker arms. The VVA is responsible for adding optimum grunt at lower and higher spectrums of the rev range.Fact 7: The R15 V3.0 gets an all-LED setup at the front and back. Again, this is the first 150cc motorcycle on sale which gets an all-LED setup. The front is a twin-headlamp LED setup with DRLs with AHO (Always Headlamp On) feature.Fact 8: The R15 V3.0, despite all its sportiness, weighs only 139kgs (kerb weight). Although the R15 V3.0 weighs 3 kilos heavier, it is impressive considering Yamaha has pumped in a lot of tech and a marginally bigger engine, with new fairing and Deltabox-equipped chassis. The R15 V3.0 gets a standard 3-piece handlebar with switchgear imported directly from the FZ25.The R15 V3.0 gets an optional Metzeler rear tire for track days, with an added Daytona suspension for added grunt.Fact 9: The R15 V3.0, although 3kgs heavier, has a shorter wheelbase at 1,325mm, down by 20mm. It also gets a decreased trail at 88mm from 98mm. The R15 V3.0 gets a 282mm front disc which is bigger than its predecessor. However, Yamaha decided to give the USD forks and ABS for the India-spec, leaving us slightly disappointed. ‘Slightly’ because come April next year, ABS is slated to become mandatory on bikes above 125cc. This means an ABS-equipped R15 V3.0 is something we deserve.Fact 10: The Yamaha R15 V3.0 can be bought at an ex-showroom price of Rs 1,25,000. However, as bookings have reportedly gone through the roof, with waiting periods of up to 45 days.
1) Belgium (up 4)Would anyone have stood a chance against Belgium’s first-half evisceration of Brazil? Their front three were irresistible and in the process answered the lingering questions about Roberto Martínez’s ability to mastermind success on this stage. Martínez got his set-up spot on and, if he is similarly tuned into France’s weaknesses, his team has an outstanding chance of making the final – although Didier Deschamps will spy some susceptibility at the back, particularly when faced with pace. There will never be a better opportunity for this set of players, many of them at or approaching their peak, to confirm the promise they have held for years.Hazard’s World Cup brilliance could have long-term consequences Brazil knocked out by Kevin De Bruyne and brilliant Belgium France World Cup Sportblog 7) Uruguay (down 3)The regrets about Edinson Cavani’s injury, sustained just as he had hit a fine streak of form, will be strong and perhaps the striker would have capitalised on the strong start Uruguay made against France. But, either way, they just did not have enough quality man for man and the last eight feels right for the level they showed in the World Cup overall. Luis Suárez blew hot and cold during the tournament and his days on this stage may have passed now. • We had more mastery than Uruguay, says Deschamps Read more 8) Sweden (down 2)Janne Andersson’s side hit a ceiling eventually, failing to trouble England until it was too late and finding their lack of craft exposed. It frustrated Andersson that they were undone at a set piece, though, and perhaps things would have panned out differently had they held on for longer. Sweden contributed plenty to the tournament, from that thrilling encounter with Germany to a mightily impressive destruction of Mexico, and while their players slumped to the floor after 90 minutes in Samara they can be happy with their month’s work.Janne Andersson: Manners, please Topics Share on Pinterest 4) Croatia (down 1)It is bit of a theme among those remaining but Croatia are yet to completely convince and, as they sweated on a second successive shootout win on Saturday night, the ease with which they disposed of Argentina in the group stage looked a distant memory. The euphoria turned up several notches though and that will, presumably, keep energy levels high before they face an England team they will fancy beating. Their technical quality in midfield is as good as anything remaining in the tournament but, as Russia showed, a brisk tempo might cause them difficulty.Rakitic books semi-final meeting with England Modric: Game against England will be demanding Blood, sweat and beers: Russia down but proud after World Cup exit 1:35 Read more Share via Email Croatia 5) Russia (up 3)Stanislav Cherchesov’s team exited in heartbreaking fashion but can hold their heads high. The applause they received after Ivan Rakitic’s winning penalty in Sochi was certainly a level of farewell they could not have expected at the start of the World Cup and it was well earned. Russia only produced one mediocre showing, against Uruguay in what was essentially a dead rubber, and Cherchesov impressed in mixing up his tactics throughout – sitting off against Spain but opting to attack Croatia. In Denys Cheryshev they had a winger who produced some of the summer’s most spectacular moments.Blood, sweat and beers: Russia down and out but still proud Russia ‘demobilised’ early but with nation won over England ‘It’s coming home’: Fans and ex-players celebrate England’s World Cup semi-final spot – video Reuse this content Read more Pinterest Share on Messenger Gareth Southgate’s science rockets England towards the moon World Cup 2018 6) Brazil (down 5)Few saw Brazil’s first-half performance against Belgium coming and it brought about the exit of a team that had appeared to be clicking into gear. The inquests into how they were picked apart on the counter will be lengthy and it was certainly a surprise given that their defence had been imperious earlier in the tournament. There had been progress, too, in the integration of Neymar into Tite’s tactical plan but it all unravelled and – while they had more than enough chances to force extra-time in Kazan – they could have few complaints about going home earlier than hoped.Marta: Going out hurts but Tite must continue Barney Ronay at the Samara Arena Share on Facebook 2 France (=)In the end France were comfortable against Uruguay, playing with a toughness and discipline that looked the hallmark of potential champions. It is still impossible to ignore the thought that they are playing within themselves, though, and more moments like those Kylian Mbappé served up against Argentina will probably be required against Belgium, in what could be a scintillating shootout between the tournament’s best counterattacking sides. France have a feel of a team that can raise their game as the stakes get higher.Match report: Griezmann seals France win over Uruguay Barney Ronay: Deschamps holds golden ticket Russia Share on WhatsApp Stanislav Cherchesov’s tactics and force of personality helped win over the Russian public. Photograph: Valery Sharifulin/TASS features Belgium Share on Twitter Twitter Share on LinkedIn Play Video Facebook 3) England (up 4)If it is not coming home quite yet then it is, at least, packing its suitcase and preparing a picnic for the journey. The oddity about England is that, to this point, they have not had to sparkle much but that hardly matters. They saw Sweden off with a confidence alien to anyone who has watched recent failures through their fingers and the sense that there is more to come may work in their favour. Croatia will certainly make them work harder off the ball but England have a confidence and momentum that could take them all the way now.Daniel Taylor’s match reportPickford allays fears over ‘daft’ hand injury Eden Hazard’s World Cup brilliance could have long-term consequences
Posted on November 8, 2010November 13, 2014Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)The first 1,000 days of child’s life, including for mothers while pregnant, are key to a child’s development and future. Malnutrition during this period can have detrimental effects that last a lifetime. This is one of many areas in which child and maternal health are closely linked and highlights the need for collaboration between those working each field.On October 21, at the Global Health Council, Cindy Huang, an advisor to the U.S. State Department, noted “Improving nutrition in these 1,000 days leads to immediate gains in mortality and morbidity reduction, and lifelong gains in education, poverty reduction, and economic growth.” The event also included presentations from a number of speakers as part of the “New and Innovative Approaches to Maternal and Child Health,” which can be viewed on GHC’s websiteIn December 2010, the Woodrow Wilson Center, MHTF and UNFPA will host a Policy Dialogue on nutrition and maternal health. Be on the lookout for details soon.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:
Next How are the three Padma Awards different from each other?The Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and the Padma Shri are three separate awards given by the Government of India to exceptional Indian citizens. Here is how they are different.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJanuary 26, 2019UPDATED: January 26, 2019 15:23 IST The Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and the Padma Shri are three separate awards given by the Government of Indian for oublic service.The Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and the Padma Shri are three separate awards given by the Government of India which seek to recognize achievements in all fields of activities or disciplines where an element of public service is involved. The Padma Awards were instituted in the year 1954, and is announced every year on the occasion of Republic Day except for brief interruption(s) during the years 1978 and 1979 and 1993 to 1997.How are people nominated for the Padma Awards?The state governments, union territory administrations, central ministries and departments, the institutions of Excellence etc submit the recommendations for the Padma awards.These nominations are then considered by an Awards Committee who give their recommendations.The Padma Awards are announced on the eve of the Republic Day on the basis of the information secured from the awards committee, and after the approval of the Home Minister, Prime Minister and President.The Padma Awards Committee is constituted by the Prime Minister every year.The Awards are given in three categories: Padma Vibhushan (for exceptional and distinguished service), Padma Bhushan (distinguished service of higher order) and Padma Shri (distinguished service).Here is how the three Padma Awards are different from each other.Padma Vibhushan:It is the second highest civilian honour of India is given for exceptional and distinguished service in any field including service rendered by the government servants.The highest award in India is the Bharat Ratna.Padma Bhushan:This award is given to recognize distinguished service of a high order to the nation.advertisementPadma Shri:It is given by distinguished service in any field including service rendered by the Government servants.Various fields of work for which Padma Awards are givenAs per the government website on Padma Awards, here is a list of the fields which are considered for Padma Awards:Art (includes Music, Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Cinema, Theatre etc.)Social work (includes social service, charitable service, contribution in community projects etc.)Public Affairs (includes Law, Public Life, Politics etc.)Science & Engineering (includes Space Engineering, Nuclear Science, Information Technology, Research & Development in Science & its allied subjects etc.)Trade & Industry (includes Banking, Economic Activities, Management, Promotion of Tourism, Business etc.)Medicine (includes medical research, distinction/specialization in Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Sidhha, Allopathy, Naturopathy etc.)Literature & Education (includes Journalism, Teaching, Book composing, Literature, Poetry, Promotion of education, Promotion of literacy, Education Reforms etc.)Civil Service (includes distinction/excellence in administration etc. by Government Servants)Sports (includes popular Sports, Athletics, Adventure, Mountaineering, promotion of sports, Yoga etc.)Others (fields not covered above and may include propagation of Indian Culture, protection of Human Rights, Wild Life protection/conservation etc.)Who are eligible or not eligible for the Padma Awards?All persons without distinction of race, occupation, position or sex are eligible for these awards. However, except doctors and scientists, government servants including those working with PSUs, are not eligible for the Padma Awards.Read: From Manoj Bajpayee to Gautam Gambhir: Complete list of all 113 Padma awardeesRead: Gautam Gambhir, Sunil Chhetri among 9 sports stars honoured with Padma awardsRead: 8 major awards given by the Government of IndiaGet 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 byRoshni Tags :Follow Padma awardsFollow Padma ShreeFollow Padma BhusanFollow Padma Vibhushan
Rabat – Saddened by the news, Prince Moulay Hicham of Morocco emphasized that Mohamed Morsi died due to the “systematic negligence” he suffered in prison.“He was accused of treason, but the traitors were the ones who usurped the will and sovereignty of the Egyptian people and killed hundreds [of them],” said the prince on his Facebook page.. Moulay Hicham said that Morsi made “political mistakes, but he still embodies democratic legitimacy.”“Sooner or later, the same legitimacy will be imposed again in Egypt. The case of Morsi the tragedy of all Egyptians demanding democracy and whose fate is torture, disappearances, detention, and exile.”Several public figures mourned the death of Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president.Read Also: Ahmed al-Raissouni Blames Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE for Death of Mohamed MorsiThe president was buried today, Tuesday June 18, in Cairo, a day after collapsing and dying in an Egyptian court in Cairo on Monday, June 17.Today in Istanbul, thousands joined funeral prayers in absentia for Morsi. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attended the prayers.After the prayer, Erdogan commented on the death of his close ally, saying that he does not believe that Morsi died of natural causes.“Mohammed Morsi walked to join God during the trial. Whether this was a normal walk, or there were some other conditions involved, this is something to think about,” he said. “I don’t believe that this was a normal death,” Erdogan added.
On the markets at midmorning (ET):The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 19.21 points to 15,046.37, after 90 minutes of trading.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average gained 13.14 points to 21,427.48. The S&P 500 index added 3.39 points to 2,428.57 and the Nasdaq composite index climbed 13.74 points to 6,166.82The Canadian dollar was trading at 77.70 cents US, up from Friday’s average price of 77.60 cents US.The August crude contract was up 36 cents to US$44.59 per barrel and the August natural gas contract was up eight cents to US$2.94 per mmBTU.The August gold contract was up $2.20 to US$1,211.90 an ounce and the September copper contract was down one cent at US$2.64 a pound.
After a weekend of deadly violence, and with ongoing tension in the Uzbek city of Andijan and the region around it, the United Nations refugee agency today called on the Governments of both Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan to leave open their common boarder to panicked civilians fleeing for safety.A spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said an agency emergency team to support its staff already on the ground was also on the way to the region, and aid supplies from its warehouse in the nearby regional centre of Osh have been sent to the border area and were being distributed.Additional supplies, including tents, were being sent by road from UNHCR stockpiles in Tajikistan, Jennifer Pagonis told a press briefing in Geneva.In Jalal-Abad, some 50 kilometres north of Andijan, a group of some 550 Uzbeks arrived on Saturday, the majority of them men, with 84 women and 12 children among them. They told UNHCR that they were in Andijan on Friday and fled when the army opened fire on the demonstrators.“[Some] 541 of them are now accommodated in a military camp erected in a narrow valley on the Kyrgyz bank of the Kara-Darya river, near the town of Jalal-Abad in the district of Suzac,” Ms. Pagonis said, adding that UNHCR has negotiated for a non-governmental organization (NGO) called ACTED to purchase and deliver food to the group. The newcomers have been registered as asylum seekers by the Kyrgyz Department of Migration Service and issued temporary cards by the Kyrgyz authorities valid for a period of 10 days.Ms. Pagonis said the asylum seekers told UNHCR that they had been out in Andijan on Friday afternoon when the army opened fire. “They said that panic spread through the city, and many people tried to escape, but that the streets were cordoned off by the military. They said they walked for 10 hours to reach the border, where they were helped by local villagers who led them across to safety in Kyrgyzstan,” she added.UNHCR has rushed emergency relief supplies, including clothes, blankets, jerry cans and soap from its warehouse in the nearby Kyrgyz city of Osh, to the new camp. UNHCR is also sending 150 tents by truck from its warehouse in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The refugee agency said it was concerned about the proximity of the camp to the border and would like to relocate the group in order to better ensure their safety, as is common practice in every refugee situation.“UNHCR welcomes the Kyrgyz Government’s assurances that people will not be forcibly returned to Uzbekistan and its moves to register the newcomers as asylum-seekers” in keeping with Kyrgyzstan’s traditional support for international protection and UNHCR’s work, said Ms. Pagonis.
Oil prices lower after Fed indicates it will slow bond-buying program by The Associated Press Posted Aug 21, 2013 5:20 pm MDT NEW YORK, N.Y. – The price of oil fell Wednesday as the U.S. Federal Reserve indicated it will slow a bond-buying program that has suppressed long-term interest rates by the end of the year.Benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude for October delivery dropped $1.26 to close at US$103.85 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.Brent North Sea oil, the benchmark for international crudes, fell 34 cents to US$109.81 a barrel on the ICE Futures exchange in London.The Federal Reserve released the minutes of its policy meeting from July 30-31. The Fed appears on track to cut back on its $85 billion a month of asset purchases by the end of this year if the U.S. economy continues to improve. But it remains divided over the exact timing of the move.The Fed’s stimulus policy has lowered interest rates and made oil and other commodities a more attractive investment by offering potentially higher returns. Many analysts think the tapering could weigh on oil prices.Meanwhile, the Energy Department reported that U.S. crude oil supplies fell by 1.4 million barrels and gasoline stocks dropped by four million barrels in the week ended Aug. 16. Both declines were larger than analysts expected. Gasoline futures rose one cent to US$2.94 a U.S. gallon (3.79 litres).The crisis in Egypt has kept the price of Brent from falling too far. Egypt controls the Suez Canal, which is a key transport route for oil and other goods in the Middle East. While analysts expect the channel to remain open, a risk premium and higher insurance costs are seen being added to the oil price.The next move for oil could depend on China manufacturing data, scheduled for release Thursday.“While it is too early to close the door on a return to the $108 area, we are also not able to rule out some additional price slippage unless China comes to the rescue with a better than expected manufacturing number,” said Jim Ritterbusch, president of energy consultancy Ritterbusch and Associates, in a note to clients.Reports of labour conflicts at key Libyan ports used to export oil have also supported oil prices.In other energy futures trading on Nymex, heating oil was flat at US$3.08 a gallon and natural gas rose two cents to $3.46 per 1,000 cubic feet.(TSX:ECA), (TSX:IMO), (TSX:SU), (TSX:HSE), (NYSE:BP), (NYSE:COP), (NYSE:XOM), (NYSE:CVX), (TSX:CNQ), (TSX:TLM), (TSX:COS.UN), (TSX:CVE) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
No. 6 Ohio State welcomes No. 2 Penn State to Ohio Stadium at 3:30 p.m. Saturday for a showdown between two of the Big Ten’s top teams. Sports editor Colin Hass-Hill, assistant sports editor Edward Sutelan and sports director James King preview the much-anticipated matchup.
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedDr Roopnaraine’s ‘reshuffle’: President to hold high level meeting with WPA – HarmonJune 16, 2017In “latest news”President refutes WPA’s sidelining claims, decries their move to consult with the mediaJune 21, 2017In “latest news”Dr Roopnaraine resigns from Govt, President yet to act on itJuly 19, 2017In “latest news” By Ramona LuthiTop leaders of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) –one of the smaller parties which make up the Coalition Administration- is of the view that they, as well as other parties, are being sidelined by the current APNU/AFC Government in their decision-making process.Executive Members of the WPA today said they are being sidelined by the Coalition AdministrationThis was the view expressed earlier today (Monday) by party leaders, days after it was announced that Dr Rupert Roopnaraine, an executive member of WPA, would be removed from his post as the Education Minister and reassigned to head a newly-established department of public service within the Ministry of the Presidency.During an engagement with media operatives at Rodney House, Tacuma Ogunseye who was speaking on behalf of the party, today, said “the WPA believes, when we look at the way the relationship had unfolded in the Partnership with the APNU, the WPA thinks we have been sidelined. No question about that. We may argue about why and how and so but we feel that [with] the end result…we’ve been forced to come to that conclusion”.Executive member of the WPA, Dr David Hinds also supported this view saying that even after winning the 2015 General Elections; the party was never consulted to ascertain their role within the Coalition Government.“The WPA was not consulted after the Coalition won, there was no meeting between the WPA and the Coalition or the President in which it was said to us ‘look, we’re now in government, WPA is entitled to one minister or whatever the case, who is your nominee?’ we were not afforded that opportunity,” he posited while noting that had it been an option, Dr Roopnaraine would have been chosen.Dr Hinds further explained that after Dr Roopnaraine was selected to be the Minister of Education, it was assumed that he was representing the WPA, however, this had never been formally relayed to them.When asked why the WPA expected to be consulted about Dr Roopnaraine’s reassignment when they were not briefed from the inception of the Coalition Government coming into power, Hinds responded that the party “gave the Government the benefit of the doubt.”In addition, Hinds disclosed that the proposal to disengage from the Government is predominant among members of the WPA at this point.“There’s a range of opinion in the WPA about how we should treat with this Government. It ranges from those who feel we should disengage with the government immediately. In fact we have put off our members meeting over the last year because we are very confident that if we were to hold a member’s meeting that there would be a strong opinion about the members for us to disengage from the government,” Hinds said.Furthermore, the WPA member said “we do not want to go to the point of disengage. We are firmly committed to making this government work…We feel that the present government has a unique opportunity to bring about some semblance of change in this country….What we want is to be meaningfully engaged. What we want is to play a meaningful role in shaping policy, and shaping the vision of the Government.”Nevertheless, media operatives were told that the outcome of the meeting planned for July 22, 2017 with the President will have be very crucial in the party’s future involvements with the Coalition.On June 13 –the anniversary of the assassination of political activist, Walter Rodney, which is considered a sacred day for the WPA- the government announced that Dr Roopnaraine will be removed from the post of Minister of Education and sent to head a department within the Ministry of the Presidency with responsibility for the public service.To date, no clear and justifiable reason has been given for Dr Roopnaraine’s reassignment and many had speculated that it was because of his deteriorating health. However, the Former Education Minister denied those assumptions, while maintaining that he had been consulted two days prior to his ‘relocation’.Minister within the Ministry of Education, Nicolette Henry has since been promoted to head the ministry.
“This is my surprised face.” Pic: Michael Sohn/AP/Press Association ImagesSHE’S ONE OF the world’s most famous women, and she also has a pretty hefty bank balance.Madonna has been named as number one on Forbes’ list of highest-paid musicians, having earned $125 million in the past year.Just behind Madge is Lady Gaga, who earned a not insubstantial $80 million this year – her tour grossed $168 million, even though it had to be cancelled due to a hip injury.“Money is art, darling.” Pic: PBG/PBG/Empics EntertainmentEarning a cool $79 million in 2013 put Bon Jovi in third place, proving that, like Madonna, it’s not just the young bucks raking in the cash.The band’s tour grossed over $3 million per city. Not too shabby.“We earned HOW much?” Pic: tlf/AFF-USA.com/AFF/EMPICS EntertainmentNo, we don’t have a clue who Toby Keith is either, but that’s possibly because we’re not big country buffs.This cowboy-hatted crooner pulled in $65 million this year. Yee haw!“Just standing here holding my invisible bag of cash.” Pic: E.M/AFF/EMPICS EntertainmentColdplay earned $64 million in 2013, meaning frontman Chris Martin and wife Gwyneth Paltrow can now enjoy even more organic kale juice and wholesome goop. Peace out.“Never eating a bran muffin before going onstage ever again.” Pic: Tim Ireland/PA Archive/Press Association ImagesFor the full list, visit the Forbes website. Read: Beautiful Payday as Bono set for multi-million dollar windfall from magazine sale>
Purchasing a computer nowadays is an extremely personalized experience. Sure, you can walk into any store and for a few hundred bucks walk out with generic computer #4, or order something online from Big Jim’s Discount Superstore, but there are so many options out there that you should have a computer that is built to fit your specific needs. Today we’re going to take a look at HP’s latest design concept, the Pavilion dm3t. This is a system that would be a great fit for a lot of people.The dm3t slots is what is known (by some) as a “tweener” laptop. It’s not quite a full laptop in the “desktop replacement” sense, and it’s too big to be considered a netbook, but it fits very squarely in between both of those worlds. This isn’t a new type of machine, it was just retired for awhile. Ten years ago manufacturers some tried to call these “subnotebooks” but it never really caught on. So, as with many things in the tech industry, it has been reborn now that the technology and the price is right to bring them back.AdChoices广告HP set out to accomplish three specific tasks with this line of machines. They needed to have good battery life, they couldn’t compromise on performance, and it needed to always stay cool. This isn’t an easy combination. Powerful machines typically get pretty hot, and usually are a drain on battery life, so finding that balance is pretty difficult. Plus, HP needed to avoid their recent designs where the battery jutted out of the device to help with portability. The resulting line of machines is the Pavilion dm3 series. HardwareThe dm3t is 1-inch thick, and weighs in at just under 4 pounds. There’s no optical storage on this machine, though one can be purchased as a standalone unit to be plugged in via USB (Supermulti Drive or Blu-Ray options available). The 13.3-inch screen and 1366×768 default resolution gave more than enough room to play, and the Intel Core i3 with Intel HD graphics chipset offered enough horsepower to play the latest games and stream HD content with ease. All of the usual trimmings were offered: two USB ports, an eSata port with a USB port, HDMI and VGA outputs, and a combination SD/MMC/XD/MS slot occupy the outside of the laptop.The built-in Altec Lansing-powered Dolby Digital speakers produces a great audio experience that is both loud and full, and the placement of the speakers on the bezel under the touchpad allows the sound to fill the room, unless you have the laptop on a bed or are covering the speakers somehow.The outside of the laptop is coated in a soft touch matte finish material, while this inside is all polished silver tones. The silver plastic keys on the keyboard rest on top of a magnesium alloy coating and the palm rests are always cool to the touch. The touchpad is a large single button with multi-touch gestures and sectioned off zones for right and left click. I found myself much more comfortable using a single finger to scroll than two, due largely to the inaccuracy I found when trying to use two fingers to scroll.Building a dm3t on the HP website gives you access to up to 8GB of RAM, your choice of SSD or standard hard drive, and add-on’s like a backlit keyboard and a mobile card that supports Verizon, Sprint, or AT&T. Should you choose to make some of these upgrades on your own, HP has made access and installation much easier than previously. Behind the battery is a button that releases the HDD tray and RAM access, no screws involved.HP did quite a lot to make sure that no matter what you are doing on this machine it stays a reasonable temperature. From the magnesium coating on the palm rest and keyboard, to the processor and cooling pipe placement on the inside, the machine stays cool. The bottom of the laptop is flat, there are no air vents to cover up should you use this on a bed or on your lap. Instead, the air flows from the front of the laptop in between the speakers and comes out the left hand side of the laptop. HP has also included an accelerometer in this machine, along with setting that will allow you to control how the fan operates when the machine is in motion.SoftwareLike most new HP laptops, the machine boots into Splashtop instant-on desktop, and then into Windows with options to control that. Splashtop allows you to use web based and communications features like Skype, browsers, and more. When you boot into Windows, you’re presented with some custom software a handful of optimizations for power, wifi, and thermal controls. For starters, Fences are HP’s desktop organization software. Tiny shaded squares that you can label in whatever way floats your boat, and you can drag and pin icons from your desktop to these fences. If this method of organization isn’t for you, Fences are easily removable.Optimization software like Wireless Assistant seems a little unnecessary, but the power and thermal optimizations are really easy to use. Basic settings are available that allow you to adjust the fan’s active speeds, optimizing for performance, quiet, and the coolest you can make the system. These controls are separate from when you have the machine running on battery or connected to power. Similarly simple settings apply to the power controls, allowing you to apply profiles for performance, battery life, or “HP Recommended” which is a balance in between them.OverviewThis the dm3t is perfect for the student, the couch user, consumer in search or portability. This machine’s ability to stay cool no matter what you do is really impressive, and the 6 hour battery life for the performance you get makes this machine worthwhile. At $550, the dm3t offers up a terrific blend of functionality and productivity solutions, and is a great machine for entertainment of any kind.You can build one for yourself over at HP.com.
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras hailed the “important success” of Greece’s negotiations and what he called “the end of austerity and the bailout” but warned Greeks that difficult negotiations lie ahead.“We won a battle, but not the war. The difficulties lie ahead of us,” Tsipras said in a TV appearance made on very short notice.The Greek government is facing a deadline to come up with credible reform proposals to extend the existing bailout deal and the drafting of a new one.Tsipras meet with his inner cabinet on Saturday to discuss the proposals.Friday’s agreement to extend the country’s rescue loans, although conditional, was greeted with relief by many people as a first step forward and away from the crushing austerity of recent years.Others were more sceptical, wondering whether the left-wing SYRIZA government will be able to keep even a fraction of its promises and how it will find the money to finance them.Source: Associated Press
Google s’en tire bien : la procédure lancée à l’encontre de AdWords vient d’être suspendueFrance – Google, accusé de pratiques discriminatoires, a pris des engagements de transparence devant l’Autorité de la concurrence. Le moteur de recherche a obtenu la suspension d’une procédure engagée à son encontre par le fournisseur français NavX, pour pratiques commerciales discriminatoires sur sa plate-forme AdWords.L’affaire remonte à 2009, quand la société NavX avait vu son compte AdWords suspendu du jour au lendemain. Google jugeait contraire à sa politique et illégale l’offre proposée par cette société spécialisée dans la vente sur internet de détecteurs de radars (bien que la loi n’interdise pas de fournir une liste d’emplacements de radars fixes). Le moteur de recherche avait purement et simplement supprimé le compte de NavX.À lire aussiÉquinoxe du Printemps : pourquoi tombe-t-il le 20 mars ?L’Autorité de la concurrence avait convenu du caractère non objectif, discriminatoire et non transparent du changement de politique de Google et avait imposé le rétablissement sous 5 jours du compte AdWords de la société NavX.Google a même dû revoir sa copie sur toute la ligne. Le fonctionnement d’AdWords devient donc plus transparent pour les annonceurs avec la précision des dispositifs autorisant ou non la publicité, les motifs d’interdiction, la mise en place d’une procédure informative sur la politique des contenus admis par AdWords et si suspension d’un compte il y a, les motifs seront explicitement précisés. Ces mesures seront appliquées “à tous les contenus admis sur le service AdWords (c’est-à-dire à tous les annonceurs utilisant le service AdWords) et dans tous les pays concernés par ce service”. “On ne relâche pas notre attention compte tenu de la très probable position dominante de Google sur le marché de la publicité en ligne liée aux recherches par internet”, fait toutefois remarquer une porte-parole de l’Autorité de la concurrence.Le 29 octobre 2010 à 14:57 • Emmanuel Perrin
Le choléra tue 500 personnes en HaïtiSi l’on en croit le site Internet du ministère de la Santé à Haïti, l’épidémie de choléra qui touche actuellement le pays aurait déjà tué plus de 500 personnes.Au total, depuis le début de l’épidémie, Haïti compterait 505 décès des conséquences du choléra ainsi que 7.359 hospitalisations. Entre les bilans des 3 et 4 novembre, 59 décès sont venus s’ajouter à la triste liste tenue par le gouvernement. De plus, les statistiques montrent qu’en moyenne, le choléra est à l’origine de 32 morts chaque jour depuis le début de l’épidémie, et 404 hospitalisations quotidiennes.L’épidémie de choléra touche Haïti depuis le 20 octobre dernier et le nouveau pic serait notamment dû aux inondations qui ont touché le pays après le passage de l’ouragan Tomas. Une responsable du ministère de la Santé haïtien explique à l’AFP : “Nous sommes préoccupés à cause des conditions sanitaires dans lesquelles vivent des centaines de milliers de victimes du séisme du 12 janvier”. Le choléra est dû à une bactérie contagieuse qui provoque d’importantes diarrhées et donc de rapides déshydratation.Le 8 novembre 2010 à 15:24 • Emmanuel Perrin
You Can Now Pre-Order ‘Dungeons & Dragons Vs. Rick and Morty’ SetBest 2-Player Board Games Not too long ago we told you about an intriguing upcoming games event happening this April: the artsy Tribeca Games Festival in New York. However, if you’re looking for a gaming convention that’s a little more wicked, you now have another option. The inaugural Dark Carnival Games Convention is coming to Michigan this April 21-23, and it’s basically PAX for Juggalos.Let the Insane Clown Posse tell you more. It’s not as dense as a true Gathering infomercial, but it is still pretty entertaining.Given the playful obsession ICP, Psychopathic Records, and their Juggalo fans have with horrorcore fantasy lore, a Gathering of the Juggalos-type social event for gaming makes perfect sense. We already gave you our extended thoughts on the ICP deckbuilding game Into the Echoside, and truly there will be no better place to play it than surrounded by fellow believers at the Gibraltar Trade Center in Mt. Clemens, Michigan where the con kicks off in a few weeks.Alongside Into the Echoside, other gaming activities at the con include obstacles courses, trivia tournaments, game design seminars, arcade games, and the debut of Juggalos Against Sanity, a card game that can only be the Juggalos version of Cards Against Humanity. What a wonderful world we live in.The Dark Carnival Games Con will also feature some of the extra events you’d expect from a smaller Gathering of the Juggalos like movie screenings, art showcases, tarot card readings, wrestling, merch, and concerts from ICP and other members of the Hatchetman family. After parties pop off at the Diesel Lounge in New Baltimore, Michigan.So if you have $40 you can spare on Juggalo gaming goodness, make your pilgrimage to the 2017 Dark Carnival Games Convention at the Gibraltar Trade Center in Mt. Clemens, Michigan April 21-23. Stay on target