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2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Spurs: Host the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night.Grizzlies: Host the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night. Willie Marcial is new PBA commissioner Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police 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 LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View comments Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Marc Gasol led the Grizzlies with 18 points and seven rebounds, while Deyonta Davis added 12 points. Dillon Brooks finished with 10 points as the Grizzlies were hampered by 43 percent shooting, including 2 of 18 from outside the arc, and 17 turnovers.Between illness and rest, each team was down at least four players, creating some makeshift lineups. Spurs leading-scorer LaMarcus Aldridge took the night off for rest.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBoth teams started 2 of 11 from the field in a sloppy first half. Memphis committed 10 turnovers while shooting just under 40 percent, while the Spurs shot slightly better at 44 percent along with eight miscues.Pau Gasol was the only player to reach double figures with 10 points in helping San Antonio to a 51-40 lead at the break. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises The Spurs maintained the double-digit lead through the third and early stages of the fourth as the Spurs defense pressured the Grizzlies, still mired at 41 percent shooting, including 2 of 12 from outside the arc.Memphis got the lead to single-digits with just under eight minutes remaining, but the Spurs scored the next six points, including four from Parker to match their biggest lead at 91-76 with about six minutes to go.That was in the midst of a 14-2 Spurs run to take the lead to 20 points.Spurs: Joffrey Lauvergne made his first four shots. … Rudy Gay, Manu Ginobili and Kawhi Leonard also sat out for San Antonio. They’re each dealing with long-term injuries. … Bertans started his second game of the season. … Pau Gasol is 17-10 in games against his younger brother Marc. … Spurs have a 27-3 record when leading after three quarters.Grizzlies: F Dillon Brooks was named to the Rising Stars World Team earlier Wednesday. Brooks is a native of Canada. … Ivan Rabb, a rookie out of California, made his first career start. … Saw their streak of five straight games with at least 10 3-pointers snapped.UP NEXTADVERTISEMENT NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) drives against his brother and San Antonio Spurs center, Pau Gasol, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Pau Gasol ended an assist short of a triple-double, Patty Mills scored 15 points and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Memphis Grizzlies 108-85 on Wednesday night.Gasol had 14 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists, and Bryn Forbes and Danny Green also finished with 14 points each. Davis Bertans and Dejounte Murray each had 11 points.ADVERTISEMENT
View comments Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Curry had seven of those assists, Green and Andre Iguodala each had five while Thompson and reserve Jordan Bell dished out three apiece.“It’s when we’re at our best in terms of everybody feeling like they are a threat on the floor,” Curry said. “I mean, honestly, even when K’s (Durant) out there, he’s our safety valve in terms of we can end a possession that way, but we try to get to those looks and those patterns as much as we can. It just puts so much pressure on the defense.”The Trail Blazers studied the film and saw everything that went wrong: 21 turnovers that led to 31 Warriors points, the breakdowns on pick-and-rolls that allowed Curry to go off for 36 points and nine 3-pointers, the defense against Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum that made it so difficult to find an offensive flow.The wide-open looks by Curry and Thompson much of the night might have hurt most.“That’s the last thing we need if we want to have any chance to beat this team,” Lillard said of what he called “practice shots.” ”… I think we’ll be addressing a lot of things on both ends.”Curry’s nine 3-pointers matched his most in the postseason, also accomplished in Game 1 of last year’s NBA Finals against Cleveland.Portland coach Terry Stotts said the Blazers would “have to re-think” defending the Warriors on the perimeter.“It was too easy for them, so we’ve got to make it more difficult,” McCollum said.For Portland, shooting 36.1% isn’t going to cut it, either. Lillard and McCollum combined to go 11 for 31 from the floor — and none of the Blazers wanted to offer any excuses, though they had just been pushed to Game 7 in the last round. They finished up at Denver on Sunday before flying straight to the Bay Area. The Warriors had the weekend off and were well-rested ahead of the series opener.Green and the Warriors expect much more from the Blazers. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “As the series goes on, it’s going to get tougher and tougher and that’s our understanding moving forward,” Green said. “We’ll need guys to continue stepping up when Kevin’s out, and also when he comes back, continue to play with that same aggressiveness.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Latest PBA Philippine Cup conquest one of the toughest battles for the Beermen Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess “You see like the morale, like everybody’s shoulders are up and smiles, and just aggressiveness all over the floor,” Stephen Curry said. “Whether that’s setting a screen, swing or cutting hard, all that type of stuff. When you create good shots that way, it’s fun for everybody.”And he means everybody.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsBefore the Western Conference finals began, Kerr told his team this series against Portland might allow for more guys to play key minutes and have opportunities for the two-time defending champs.Golden State’s bench players provided the perfect complement to Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green in Game 1 as the Warriors withstood the absence of Kevin Durant for another impressive win. The Warriors lead the best-of-seven series 1-0 after beating the Trail Blazers 116-94 on Tuesday night. Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew “Strength in numbers has been the motto for this team, and it’s been proven over the last couple of years,” reserve guard Quinn Cook said Wednesday after contributing eight points and a pair of 3-pointers in the win. “Obviously, we have the star power. But I think what makes this team so special is the guys who don’t get the recognition who come in off the bench and who put the work in daily.”Kerr reiterated that the Warriors expect to know more ahead of Game 2 at Oracle Arena on Thursday about whether Durant can return during this series once he is re-evaluated.He has noted that until Durant can do significant on-court work to test the leg he will not be ready.“It makes everything tougher for sure, when you lose a guy like Kevin,” Green said. “He’s important to things we do on both sides of the ball. But we also know one guy is not going to step in and make up for what Kevin brings up to the team, so it’s up to everybody to step their game up a couple notches, and for the last two games, we’ve done that.”The Warriors certainly looked more like themselves with the crisp ball movement — leading to 30 assists — with almost everyone finding a way to contribute to the victory.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Golden State Warriors guard Shaun Livingston, center, shoots next to Portland Trail Blazers forward Zach Collins during the second half of Game 1 of the NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference finals in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, May 14, 2019. (John G. Mabanglo/Pool Photo via AP)OAKLAND, California— The Golden State Warriors displayed that familiar swagger, celebrated in front of the home crowd as they so love to do and got contributions on both ends of the floor from up and down the roster.They were playing with the kind of joy coach Steve Kerr talks about when things just click.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES
null March 04, 2017 Kohli dismissed for 15, India 122/4 at tea 1/2 SHARE SHARE EMAIL Cheteshar Pujara caught by Peter Handscomb and bowled by Nathan Lyon during Test match between India and Australia at M Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengaluru on March 4, 2017 Photo : Bhagya Prakash K COMMENTS Lyon takes 8-50 for career-best figures, Rahul top-scores with 90 Nathan Lyon, after taking the wicket of KL Rahul during the Test match between India and Australia at M Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengaluru on March 4, 2017 Photo : Bhagya Prakash K Published on Cheteshar Pujara caught by Peter Handscomb and bowled by Nathan Lyon during Test match between India and Australia at M Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengaluru on March 4, 2017 Photo : Bhagya Prakash K Cheteshar Pujara caught by Peter Handscomb and bowled by Nathan Lyon during Test match between India and Australia at M Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengaluru on March 4, 2017 Photo : Bhagya Prakash K Nathan Lyon, after taking the wicket of KL Rahul during the Test match between India and Australia at M Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengaluru on March 4, 2017 Photo : Bhagya Prakash K Off-spinner Nathan Lyon walked into the record books with career-best figures of 8 for 50 as India suffered another batting debacle to be bundled out for a paltry 189 on the first day of the second cricket Test against Australia here.On another dodgy track, India’s last five wickets fell for only 15 runs in 9.3 overs after they were 174 for five at one stage. A gritty 90 from opener Lokesh Rahul was the lone bright spot in the embarrassing collapse.At stumps, Australia were comfortably placed at 40 for no loss. David Warner and Matt Renshaw were batting on 23 and 15 respectively.Save Rahul, who once again battled a shoulder niggle to display admirable application, none of the Indian top—order batsmen looked like getting a big score.He batted for 205 deliveries hitting nine boundaries with Karun Nair (26) being the only other batsman to cross an individual score of 20.After Steve O’Keefe’s 12-wicket haul in Pune, it was senior—pro Lyon’s turn to torment the Indian batsmen and he recorded the best bowling figures in an innings by an overseas bowler.In the process, he also surpassed Brett Lee to become Australia’s highest wicket—taker against India in Test matches.Virat Kohli won a good toss and predictably elected to bat on a track that not only had turn on offer but also appreciable bounce which made Lyon lethal.Comeback—man Abhinav Mukund (0) played across the line to a Mitchell Starc full toss and was adjudged leg before.However, Rahul and Cheteshwar Pujara (17) negotiated the new ball well adding 61 runs for the second wicket.Rahul, on the other hand, took risks against the pacers — Starc and Hazlewood — getting the first five boundaries in the region between third slip and point.His innings was an example of how to tackle Lyon. There were times he waited for the turn and played late.Just when it looked like India were going into the lunch with only a wicket down, Pujara’s unsure foot movement saw him offer a bat—pad catch off a Lyon delivery to Peter Handscomb at forward short-leg.Teams:India: Abhinav Mukund, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Karun Nair, Wriddhiman Saha (wicketkeeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Umesh Yadav, Ishant SharmaAustralia: David Warner, Matt Renshaw, Steve Smith (captain), Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Mitchell Marsh, Matthew Wade (wicketkeeper), Mitchell Starc, Steve O’Keefe, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon COMMENT × RELATED 2/2 Nathan Lyon, after taking the wicket of KL Rahul during the Test match between India and Australia at M Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengaluru on March 4, 2017 Photo : Bhagya Prakash K SHARE cricket
Bhubaneswar, Aug 19 (PTI) The Odisha govenrment has utilised Rs 1243 crore and created 4 crore man days under the MGNREGA during the first quarter of 2016-17.This was stated by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik while addressing the State Employment Guarantee Council (SEGC), the state-level apex body under MGNREGS.He said the state government has taken up construction of at least one play ground in every gram panchayat under MGNREGS to groom rural sports talents, besides massive plantation, rural housing programmes and creation of durable assets.”I am glad that our state is performing very well under MGNREGS in generation of person days, expenditure and creation of durable assets,” he said.In 2015-16 against the labour budget of 7.60 crore person days the state had generated 8.95 crore person days by spending Rs 2074 crore, Patnaik said.During 2016-17 against the annual labour budget of 8 crore person days, Odisha has already generated about 4 crore person days within the first 4 and half months spending more than Rs 1243 crore, he said.The chief minister said the labour budget and livelihood planning for 2015-16 under MGNREGS was prepared in all gram panchayats through intensive participatory planning exercise. Besides, the National Electronic Fund Management System (NeFMS) has been introduced by state with effect from April 1, 2016 in which wages of the labourers are being credited directly to their accounts.The state government, he said, provided 150 days of employment across all blocks of Nuapada district and 6 blocks of Bolangir district from 2013-14 to 2015-16 to tackle migration problem in these areas. The cost of additional 50 days was borne by the state government.advertisementThe state government had also provided additional 50 days of work over and above 150 days of employment and additional 30 per cent wages to the labourers under MGNREGS in drought affected blocks from the state fund to mitigate the drought situation in 2015-16.Stressing on the convergence of MGNREGS with other schemes of line departments, Patnaik said a large number of durable assets are being created in the state. PTI AAM KK MR
India hockey captain PR Sreejesh is well aware that his team is the favourite to win the gold medal at Asian Games 2018.The goalkeeper said the aim for the team is to win the gold medal and qualify early for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Winning Gold at Asian Games would help the men’s hockey team book an early berth for the next Olympics.”For us the target is to win a gold and qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, nothing less than that. Then we will get two years to prepare for the Olympics. And going by the current form of the team, we can win gold in Jakarta. We are the favourites to win the gold,” Sreejesh told PTI in an interaction.In the recently concluded Champions trophy, India finished runners-up to Australia which saw the team jump one place to fifth in world rankings.”We have done well in the Champions Trophy and we could have won the tournament. Confidence level of the team is very high. I would say this (confidence) is a huge change in the last few years. Now, we don’t fear of playing against any team in the world,” he added.For coach Harinder Singh, who took charge a few months back, a title in Jakarta would enter into record books as India have never won back-to-back gold in the continental showpiece.”We want to create a legacy of winning gold in two consecutive Asian Games and this team can defend the title this time. A gold in Jakarta will also build up a nice momentum for a podium finish in the World Cup India is hosting later this year,” said Harinder.advertisementWith the return of drag-flicker Rupinder Pal Singh, the Asian Games team has been strengthened with virtually all the top players present, and Sreejesh feels it has the perfect balance.”Yes, it is a compact and balanced team. Sardar Singh is there in the team from the Champions Trophy onwards and Rupinder has returned for the Asian Games. On an average all the players have played more than 100 matches. Just two or three players have played around 20-30 matches,” said the seasoned goalkeeper.”It is a strong team going to the Asian Games and it augurs well for the World Cup (Bhubaneshwar) later this year.”He admitted that India needed improvement in penalty corner conversion but more than that he would want the team to score more goals by converting the chances.”We are trying to improve the rate of penalty corner conversion. But more than that our main concern is to score more goals. We would want to score goals first and maintained the lead and keep a comfort level.”So, it is about scoring more goals, that is our main concern and we are working on that.”Harinder also agreed that penalty corner conversion rate was not up to the mark and the team was working on that aspect of the game.”The rate of penalty corner conversion was poor in the Commonwealth Games and Champions Trophy but we have done well in the recent matches against New Zealand and South Korea. We need improvement and we are working on that,” he said.”I hope the return of Rupinder will also give us better result in that crucial aspect of the game.(With PTI inputs)
Chris Gayle, the Universe Boss, is undoubtedly one of the biggest fan favourites across the cricketing globe. The T20 globetrotter is in the United Kingdom for the last hurrah — his fifth and final World Cup appearance.Gayle, who arguably is the best entertainer in modern-day cricket, took the field for West Indies in their 1st warm-up match of World Cup 2019 against Pakistan at the County Ground in Bristol on Sunday.Despite clouds hanging over the picturesque venue, Gayle sported shades and was fielding in the slips as West Indies opted to bowl after winning the toss.West Indies new-ball bowlers failed to shine as South Africa openers Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla gave the team a solid start before rain interrupted play in the 9th over of the match.Even as his teammates rushed off the field, Chris Gayle was in no hurry as he strode towards the fans in Bristol and obliged their requests for autographs and selfies.It might have been raining in Bristol, but @henrygayle wasn’t rushing inside!The Universe Boss stuck around to sign all the shirts and take all the selfies he could! pic.twitter.com/aKAduLEfHjCricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) May 26, 2019Gayle, who is the only player featuring in his 5th World Cup in the ongoing edition of the global cricket spectacle, has been in fine form with the bat.Gayle announced he would retire from international cricket after the World Cup before a five-match series against England at home. After making the big call, the 39-year-old sent a warning notice to West Indies’ World Cup rivals by smashing 424 runs, including 2 hundreds and as many fifties, in just 4 matches against England.advertisementGayle was in fine form for Kings XI Punjab in Indian Premier League 2019 as he smashed 490 runs in 13 matches at a strike rate of over 150.Gayle is expected to play a key role for the West Indies at World Cup 2019. The two-time champions will begin their campaign against Afghanistan on May 31 in Nottingham.Also Read | Was worried about Hardik’s focus but he has matured a lot: Jonty RhodesAlso Read | World Cup 2019: West Indies not feeling pressure to restablish dominance, says HolderAlso See:
Born on July 7, 1981, ‘Captain Cool’ Mahendra Singh Dhoni turned 38 on Sunday. MS Dhoni remains one of the world’s biggest cricket icons the game has ever known.MS Dhoni’s career started with a duck against Bangladesh on December 23, 2004. But he went on to become one of the greatest batsmen in history. In ODIs, MS Dhoni soon became an unstoppable force. It was, however, as India’s captain, that MS Dhoni made his mark on the cricket world.MS Dhoni’s cool demeanour and poker face in tough, pressure situations became part of cricketing folklore.Dhoni used his cricketing wits and smarts to help India win the 2011 ODI World Cup, 2007 T20 World Cup and Champions Trophy. No other man has captained his country to victory in all 3 ICC tournaments.A small town boy from Ranchi developed himself to become the best captain and wicketkeeper in the world. It was Dhoni’s cool and composed nature that made him an icon with India’s youth.A surprise choice for the captaincy in 2007, MS Dhoni-led India in 200 ODIs, of which India won 110 matches. At home, he captained the team to 43 wins out of 73 matches. Till now, MS Dhoni has represented India in 90 Tests, 348 ODIs and 98 T20Is. He has scored more than 10,000 ODI runs, and near about 5,000 runs in Test cricket.Dhoni, who ended India’s long drought of a genuine wicket-keeper batsman, holds the record of most number of stumpings in international cricket – he has affected 123 stumpings.There was a lot of hype around Dhoni as soon as India started their campaign for the 2019 edition of the world cup. The 38-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman and former captain, also the longest-serving Indian skipper till date was playing his lastadvertisementWorld Cup. However, his journey so far in the World Cup hasn’t been the way he would have wanted it to be.Currently playing in his 4th World Cup, MS Dhoni has been continuously criticised for his lack of intent with the bat. Dhoni, who is considered one of the best finishers of the game, has been seen struggling to find boundaries and accelerate the run rate.MS Dhoni’s 28 off 52 balls against Afghanistan, one of the weaker teams in the tournament raised several concerns. Dhoni took some flak during India’s failed run chase against England, when India suffered its loss in the tournament.Despite recent lack of form, Mahendra Singh Dhoni will always be remembered as one of the best captains in the history of not just Indian cricket.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul hundreds help India crush Sri LankaAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Didn’t expect this kind of scoreline heading into the semis, says Virat KohliAlso Watch:
The number one problem with this run, we have six blockers for eight defenders. Two big things happen when the ball is snapped, the center gets stood up at the line of scrimmage which then disrupts the left guard’s pulling ability.The UCA DT blows up the right side of the o-line, it appears the assignment is for the RT to block down on the DT and the RG to chip him and move onto a linebacker, while the TE kicks the DE out.[1. Ed. note: Seems like this is an example of what Gundy and Yurcich referenced as UCA selling out hard to stop the run.]The left guard is supposed to be pulling around and pick up the backside backer. This is equal parts poor execution and poor play call. The DT doesn’t allow the RG to get a block on the linebacker and that’s who makes the tackle.My issue with the play call is OSU is coming off a big play, why not go for the kill. Instead of having the TE run a shallow cross and WR run a deep slant with 84 running a flag route which would have given Rudolph two solid options to throw for a touchdown. Ed. note: It’s Video Tuesday on PFB (I’m making this up as I go, in case you couldn’t tell … the whole thing) and we have a new contributor. Chris McCulloch wanted to try his hand at breaking down some of OSU’s calls on offense (and possibly defense) and since I’m not well-versed on the subject, I thought this would be a good idea. Hope you enjoy.I want to take a look at this play from Central Arkansas’ 10-yard-line.What the screenshot above doesn’t show is another linebacker and safety within the tackles also within eight yards of the ball. This was a first and ten coming off a big play to No. 84. We have numbers on the outside, there’s a safety just outside the screen, he’s about 8-10 yards off the line.AdChoices广告This appears to be a run/pass option. Rudolph makes a decent read as the linebacker sprints to blow up the bubble screen, Rudolph see this and goes with the safe option and hands off. If the TE is able to make the block, 84 has a good shot at scoring, no need to risk that in the first quarter. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.
Leeds to cut short loan of Tottenham midfielder Jack Clarkeby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeeds United are set to cut short the loan of Tottenham midfielder Jack Clarke.The Sun says the 18-year-old was loaned back to Elland Road after his £10million move to Spurs – but has not made a Championship appearance.And Marcelo Bielsa will have £10,000-a-week off the wage bill and a place in his squad when Clarke’s season-long deal is cut short.Bielsa is set to look for a loan signing to add competition for his first team for the second half of the season as the club battle for promotion. TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
The Best Men’s Waterproof Boots for Tackling All Weather Editors’ Recommendations 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know You Won’t Believe the Price Tags on 10 of the Most Expensive Shoes For Men When the rain and snow hits, your number of wearable shoes likely dwindles. Some pairs protect better against the elements, while others are too stylish to wear out in the wet weather and risk ruining them. What if, we could have the best of both worlds? You know, both durability and steezability. Thanks to skateboard sneaker god, Vans, we can.Vans recently released the 2016 edition of their stylish Mountain Edition sneakers that can be your favorite pair of boots and stand up to the winter weather at the same time: the SK-8 HI Del Pato MTE collection. The compilation offers a few different varieties, all of which boast the old school Vans Classic high-top flavor and a durable weatherized exterior. It’s easy to see why these waterproof Vans boots are a must have.This particular shoe is styled with water-repellent leather and suede, with the original waffle sole and revamped build that pays homage to Vans’ long snow boot heritage. The new lug outsole reverses the old mold and tightens traction in wet terrains and snow. On the inside you’ll find a fleece interior, which will keep your feet extra warm for those brisk hikes or trips out on the town in the winter.Don’t believe it? Check this out.Vans also released a collaborative design with The North Face that are absolutely beautiful. Not only do these also boast the terrific water-resistant technologies, these stunt a simple and beautiful all black appearance.If you don’t have a pair of winterized boots yet, we recommend taking these into consideration for your first pair. Keep in mind, though, that they likely won’t last as long in an everyday rain and snow climate like the more expensive, likely less stylish boots. If you’re looking for something that protects more against the elements and still has some flare, try these on for size: Timberlands. The World’s 12 Most Grueling and Insane Endurance Races Wolverine Ramparts Boot Collection Provides Support On and Off the Job
Story Highlights Justice Minister, Hon. Delroy Chuck, says the Ministry has been making the necessary preparations for Justices of the Peace (JPs) to be adequately trained to preside in Lay Magistrates Courts.He said this will assist in significantly reducing the Parish Courts’ caseloads, thereby enhancing the overall judicial system’s efficiency and service delivery.The Minister was delivering the keynote address at the installation ceremony for 89 newly commissioned JPs for St. Elizabeth, at Beadle’s Hall in the parish on Friday (March 16).Mr. Chuck, who urged JPs to avail themselves of the potential opportunities, said special emphasis is being placed on training them to become restorative justice facilitators and court mediators.He further indicated that consequent on the Child Diversion Bill’s passage in the Houses of Parliament, JPs will be trained as Child Diversion Officers.“We want to keep and take young children under the age of 17 away from the formal court system; mediation (and) restorative justice facilitation… are meant to ease the burden on the court system,” he outlined.He said the Ministry will be paying for 500 JPs to be trained as mediators every year and is prepared to pay for more, citing the need for them to be available to “assist the justice system”.“Apart from you being in the community as peacemakers and peacekeepers, we need you to ensure that less members of the communities end up in the formal justice system, because the court system is overburdened, it is under stress, it is bogged down,” the Minister emphasized.The Minister pointed out that about 50,000 new cases come to the courts each year, with less than 25,000 proceeding to trial.“With the best wishes in the world, we can’t try all the cases; and that is why my driving mediation, child diversion (and) restorative justice is to take some of the burden off the (regular) court system,” he said.Meanwhile, Mr. Chuck said the Executive and the Judiciary plan to meet semi-annually to discuss issues within the justice sector.“We are going to do everything to boost the justice system. All of our court houses will soon have all the necessary technology to have a paperless system (and) every stakeholder… will now have to step up to the plate. In the last two year, we have spent in excess of $2 billion fixing up the court houses. We have problems in the court, but together we can solve them,” he stated.For his part, State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information and South West St. Elizabeth Member of Parliament, Hon. Floyd Green, congratulated the newly commissioned JPs, and urged the Justice Ministry to encourage more young people to offer themselves for service in this capacity.“We have to go on a drive to get more of our young people signed up as Justices of the Peace because, quite frankly, we do have qualified young people who have distinguished themselves, in every aspect of (life). What we want is to hold them up as examples, as mentors for other young people (to demonstrate) that you can achieve this great title (JP) through hard work and perseverance,” he said.To date, a total of 822 JPs have been commissioned for the 2017/18 fiscal year. Justice Minister, Hon. Delroy Chuck, says the Ministry has been making the necessary preparations for Justices of the Peace (JPs) to be adequately trained to preside in Lay Magistrates Courts. The Minister was delivering the keynote address at the installation ceremony for 89 newly commissioned JPs for St. Elizabeth, at Beadle’s Hall in the parish on Friday (March 16). “We want to keep and take young children under the age of 17 away from the formal court system; mediation (and) restorative justice facilitation… are meant to ease the burden on the court system,” he outlined.
zoom Oslo-listed Tanker Investments Ltd. (TIL) reported net income of USD 11.6 million for the third quarter of 2015 compared to net income of USD 16.7 million in the second quarter of 2015.For the nine months ended September 30, 2015, net income was USD 47.3 million, compared to a net loss of USD 6.9 million for the period from date of incorporation January 10, 2014 to September 30, 2014.“During the third quarter of 2015, we completed the deliveries of the last of the Suezmaxes into our fleet,” commented William Hung, Tanker Investments Chief Executive Officer.“However, similar to previous vessel acquisitions, our results were impacted this quarter by lower rates and longer waiting times incurred by the six Suezmaxes as they were in the process of obtaining new vetting approvals after technical management of these ships was transferred to a new manager. Had these new Suezmaxes traded in-line with the rest of our Suezmax fleet, our third quarter revenues and net income would have been approximately USD 7.7 million higher. I’m pleased to report that our new Suezmaxes have now obtained their vetting approvals and as a result are expected to fully contribute to the Company’s results going forward.”Generated cash flow from vessel operations (CFVO1 ) was USD 27.6 million in the third quarter of 2015, compared to USD 29.5 million in the previous quarter.“Tanker rates spiked at the start of the fourth quarter and have remained firm as we head into the winter tanker market. In particular, the strength in VLCC rates experienced earlier this quarter has had a positive impact on current Suezmax rates. Thus, we expect fourth quarter results to significantly exceed those of the third quarter which will allow Tanker Investments to delever its balance sheet and continue distributing excess capital to shareholders,” Hung continued.During the third quarter of 2015, net revenues increased to USD 46.4 million from USD 42.6 million in the second quarter of 2015 due primarily to revenue relating to the six new Suezmax vessels delivered during the third quarter.During the nine-month period, net revenues increased to USD 131.3 million from USD 31.8 million from January 10, 2014, due to the increase in the number of vessels and higher TCE rates in 2015.TIL’s Board authorized an additional USD 30 million in share repurchases, increasing the total remaining authorization to USD 39.2 million.In terms of tanker market outlook, TIL believes that the rates would remain high due to positive tanker supply fundamentals, as fleet growth remains below historical averages, high refinery throughput, and increased earnings, as bunker fuel prices remain low due to low global oil prices.“Crude tanker rates are expected to remain firm through the remainder of the fourth quarter and into the first quarter of 2016, largely due to the factors highlighted above and the potential for weather and port delays,” TIL said.
OTTAWA – A statement from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marking Canada Day and the country’s 150th anniversary:___Today, we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. We come together as Canadians to celebrate the achievements of our great country, reflect on our past and present, and look boldly toward our future.Canada’s story stretches back long before Confederation, to the first people who worked, loved, and built their lives here, and to those who came here centuries later in search of a better life for their families. In 1867, the vision of Sir George-Etienne Cartier and Sir John A. Macdonald, among others, gave rise to Confederation — an early union, and one of the moments that have come to define Canada.In the 150 years since, we have continued to grow and define ourselves as a country. We fought valiantly in two world wars, built the infrastructure that would connect us, and enshrined our dearest values — equality, diversity, freedom of the individual and two official languages — in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. These moments, and many others, shaped Canada into the extraordinary country it is today — prosperous, generous and proud.At the heart of Canada’s story are millions of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. They exemplify what it means to be Canadian: ambitious aspirations, leadership driven by compassion and the courage to dream boldly. Whether we were born here or have chosen Canada as our home, this is who we are.Ours is a land of Indigenous Peoples, settlers and newcomers, and our diversity has always been at the core of our success. Canada’s history is built on countless instances of people uniting across their differences to work and thrive together. We express ourselves in French, English and hundreds of other languages, we practice many faiths, we experience life through different cultures, and yet we are one country. Today, as has been the case for centuries, we are strong not in spite of our differences, but because of them.As we mark Canada 150, we also recognize that for many, today is not an occasion for celebration. Indigenous Peoples in this country have faced oppression for centuries. As a society, we must acknowledge and apologize for past wrongs, and chart a path forward for the next 150 years — one in which we continue to build our nation-to-nation, Inuit-Crown and government-to-government relationship with the First Nations, Inuit and Metis Nation.Our efforts toward reconciliation reflect a deep Canadian tradition — the belief that better is always possible. Our job now is to ensure every Canadian has a real and fair chance at success. We must create the right conditions so that the middle class, and those working hard to join it, can build a better life for themselves and their families.Great promise and responsibility await Canada. As we look ahead to the next 150 years, we will continue to rise to the most pressing challenges we face, climate change among the first ones. We will meet these challenges the way we always have — with hard work, determination and hope.On the 150th anniversary of Confederation, we celebrate the millions of Canadians who have come together to make our country the strong, prosperous and open place it is today. On behalf of the government of Canada, I wish you and your loved ones a very happy Canada Day.
CALGARY — Former NHL player and abuse survivor Sheldon Kennedy is removing his name from the Calgary child advocacy centre he founded.He says in a statement that the decision comes with some sadness, a great sense of relief and no regrets.Kennedy says having his name on the building means personal responsibility for its day-to-day operation and looking after front-line workers, donors, volunteers and victims.He says it has been rewarding work since he first pitched the centre in 2010, but it has taken a toll.Kennedy says he needs to take care of his mental health and find balance in his life.He says he’ll now focus on his family and on the Respect Group, a company he co-founded aimed at preventing bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination.“Today, I am healthy and excited about my next chapter. I will continue the crusade, but with greater balance. I am also comforted to know that the Calgary Child Advocacy Centre and our community are ready to carry the torch,” Kennedy said in a statement Tuesday.“It has become clear that I will not be able to achieve the critical balance I need in my life without taking my name off the centre. Furthermore, our community will never fully own the issues with my name still on it. The time has come and the future is bright.”Kennedy declined to comment further.Kennedy was among the first to speak out about sexual abuse he suffered from coach Graham James. James was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison for abusing Kennedy and another young player.James later pleaded guilty to repeatedly abusing other players including retired NHL star Theo Fleury and Fleury’s cousin, Todd Holt, when they played for him in the Western Hockey League in the late 1980s and early ’90s.The Canadian Press
VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. Coroners Service is reporting that illicit drug deaths were on the decline during the first half of 2019.According to the Coroners’ report, provincially, there were 538 illicit drug toxicity deaths within the first six months of 2019, a 30 percent decrease when compared to the first six months of 2018.When it comes to illicit drug-related deaths in Northeast B.C., the reported amount of deaths is down to 10 when compared to 24 a year ago. For fentanyl-detected deaths, Northeast B.C. also saw a decrease of only eight reported deaths when compared to 21 this time last year.The Coroners Service says there were no deaths reported at supervised consumption sites or drug overdose prevention sites.The full illicit drug death reports can be found on the Province’s website.
“We were told that if we go ahead with the ceremony the police will not be able to guarantee our safety. Preparations for the ceremony were in place and now when we are told to cancel it we feel really disheartened. However since we are a small community in this area we have stopped the ceremony for now,” the devotee said on the condition of anonymity. “We had told the monks that we will leave this area soon. But it is sad that at a time when the President says there is equal rights for all communities and all religions we are being forced to do this,” the Hindu devotee said.(By Easwaran Rutnam for the Colombo Gazette) However the police had later informed the Hindu devotees not to go ahead with the ceremony as Buddhist monks in the area had voiced strong opposition to it. Hindu devotees who were to conduct a ceremony at a Hindu shrine in the Dambulla area have been threatened and told not to carryout the annual event.A devotee told the Colombo Gazette that around 50 Hindu families in the area as well as some Hindu priests had gathered today to carryout the ‘ther’ Hindu ceremony at the Kali Amma Hindu shrine. The Chief Priest of the Rangiri Dambulu Chapter the venerable Inamaluwe Sumangala Thero had in April this year led protests against a Mosque in the area.During the protests a mob had also threatened Hindu devotees in the area and demanded that the Hindu shrine be removed.
“There has been suggestion by one of the parties that the referendum be postponed to give them more time to campaign, but this has not been taken up by the other parties who were in the agreement,” the Secretary-General told the press at UN Headquarters in New York.”If the Greek and Turkish Cypriots, with the support of the Governments of Turkey and Greece, were to ask for a postponement, that is something we will have to reflect on,” he said. “But there has been no such request.”Voters are scheduled to head to the polls on 24 April to cast their ballots a plan that would create a United Cyprus Republic, composed of a Greek constituent state and a Turkish constituent state and linked by a federal government.The Secretary-General was forced to step in last month to finalize the proposal after six weeks of negotiations – with the help of Mr. Annan’s Special Adviser, Alvaro de Soto, Greece and Turkey – failed to yield an agreement between the Greek Cypriot leader, Tassos Papadopoulos, and the Turkish Cypriot leader, Rauf Denktash.Asked today what he can do to turn the situation around as both leaders have said they opposed the proposed plan and are urging their voters in some cases to vote “no,” Mr. Annan said, “It’s really up to the people at this stage.”The understanding was that the plan would be put to a joint, simultaneous referendum, the Secretary-General added. “If one side votes against it, the Greek Cypriots go in alone, then really, we will need to see what happens,” he said.