‘Exhausted’ Daniil Medvedev Pulls Out of Home Tournament Kremlin Cup

first_imgMoscow: World number four Daniil Medvedev said on Wednesday that he would return to action in Vienna next week after pulling out of the ongoing Kremlin Cup in Moscow due to exhaustion.U.S. Open runner-up Medvedev lifted his fourth title of the season at the Shanghai Masters on Sunday, easing past Alexander Zverev 6-4 6-1, but the 23-year-old Russian said contesting his sixth consecutive final had taken a toll on his mind and body. “I feel that I’m physically and mentally exhausted. I can’t be 100%. As a professional, I cannot step on court knowing that I’m not 100% ready to play,” Medvedev, who has already qualified for next month’s season-ending ATP Finals, told the ATP website.”It’s very sad, because I really wanted to play in Moscow in front of my home crowd… it’s professional sport and I must do what’s best for my body. In this situation, I had no choice.” Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. ATP TourDaniil Medvedevkremlin cupRussia First Published: October 17, 2019, 12:44 PM ISTlast_img read more

Despite Giannis’ Double-Double, Raptors Edge Bucks to Even Series at 1-1 (Video)

first_imgTORONTO (AP) — Kyle Lowry shrugged off his Game 1 struggles in style, and got the Raptors back on level terms.Lowry scored 22 points, including the clinching basket with less than 10 seconds to play, as Toronto beat the Milwaukee Bucks 106-100 on Tuesday night to level their first-round playoff series at 1-1.Giannis Antetokounmpo had 24 points and 15 rebounds for the Bucks.The best plays from The Greek Freak as he finished with 24 points, 15 rebounds, 7 dimes and 2 steals in Game 2. #FearTheDeer pic.twitter.com/bHPivLWdMk— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) April 19, 2017“I’ve been in the trenches with him before and he’s always bounced back,” Raptors coach Dwane Casey said. “That’s just who he is. He’s a competitor, he’s a fighter. I just knew that he wasn’t going to be satisfied with the way he played in the first game.”DeMar DeRozan had 23 points, Serge Ibaka added 13 of his 16 in the second half and Jonas Valanciunas had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Raptors, who improved to 5-1 when playing Game 2 of a playoff series on their home court.Lowry scored just four points in Saturday’s Game 1 loss, missing all six of his 3-point attempts.He was much better in Game 2, going 6 for 12, including 2 of 5 from long range.“We knew he was going to be more aggressive, we knew he was going to get his shot off,” Antetokounmpo said. “Tonight he did a better job of shooting the ball and finding his teammates, too.”Of Lowry’s six baskets, none was bigger than his step back jumper with 8.9 seconds remaining, which gave Toronto a 104-100 lead.“The play was for DeMar to get a bucket,” Lowry said. “That’s our guy. He had two guys on him and he trusted us. He threw it to Serge and Serge gave it to me. For me, I just wanted to get to my spot. I knew there were five seconds on the shot clock and I wanted to get to my spot. I got to my spot and let it go.”While they couldn’t snatch a second win away from home, Antetokounmpo said the Bucks had still managed to achieve something important.“We definitely gained a lot of things out of these two games,” he said. “We got their attention.”Toronto went 5 for 23 from behind the 3-point line in Game 1 but nearly tripled its output in Game 2, finishing 14 for 29.“They made more 3s by halftime than they did in the whole game in Game 1,” Bucks coach Jason Kidd said. “We’ve got to get those guys off the 3. That helped them.”Leading 84-83 through three quarters, Toronto opened the fourth with an 11-0 run that included a pair of 3-pointers by Ibaka, and a third from P.J. Tucker.Milwaukee battled back, and a layup by Antetokounmpo cut it to 98-97 with 2:46 remaining, leading to a Raptors timeout.Ibaka made a jumper to put Toronto up three but Antetokounmpo answered with a 3-pointer, tying it at 100-all with 2:03 left.DeRozan broke the tie with a jumper and, after missed 3-pointers by Malcolm Brogdon and Matthew Dellavedova, Tucker missed a pair of free throws.DeRozan grabbed the rebound on a missed jumper by Middleton, setting the stage for Lowry’s decisive basket.TIP-INSBucks: Antetokounmpo missed six of his first eight field goal attempts. His only made basket in the first quarter was a dunk. … Antetokounmpo finished with seven assists.Raptors: Ibaka started despite a sore left ankle sustained when he stepped on Antetokounmpo’s foot in the third quarter of Game 1. … Lowry had four rebounds and five assists. … Former Toronto C Bismack Biyombo attended theSTEERING CLEAR OF SLUMPSThe Raptors have lost back-to-back games just once since the All-Star break, losing March 10 at Atlanta and March 11 at Miami.TAKE TWOToronto is 6-6 all time in Game 2s.UP NEXT.The teams meet Thursday in Milwaukee.Tuesday, April 18Toronto 106, Milwaukee 100, series tied 1-1Chicago 111, Boston 97, Chicago lead series 2-0L.A. Clippers 99, Utah 91, series tied 1-1IAN HARRISON, Associated PressTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Root ‘can’t be more proud’ as England end 17-year wait for Test series win in Sri Lanka

first_imgOff-spinner Moeen Ali struck twice in three deliveries as England completed a 57-run victory in the second Test against Sri Lanka on the final day on Sunday to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.Left-arm spinner Jack Leach, who had taken four wickets on Saturday, picked up the final Sri Lanka scalp to complete a maiden five-wicket haul in his third Test with the hosts all out for 243.Sri Lanka resumed on 226 for seven, needing 75 for victory, and kept the England spinners at bay for 15 minutes before Moeen dismissed Niroshan Dickwella, who was caught at slip by Ben Stokes for 35.2nd Test: Jack Leach, Joe Root lead England to historic series win against Sri LankaThe off-spinner then sent back Sri Lanka’s stand-in captain Suranga Lakmal for a duck two deliveries later. Moeen finished with 4-72 while Leach had figures of 5-83.Malinda Pushpakumara spooned a catch straight back to Leach as England completed their first away series win in Tests since beating South Africa at the beginning of 2016.Sri Lanka vs England 2nd Test Day 5: HighlightsIt was also England’s first series win in Asia since the 2012 triumph in India and their first in Sri Lanka since 2001.”It was a brilliant Test match. We were very good for the whole game. At times we were under pressure and we responded really well to that,” England captain Joe Root said at the post-match presentation. “(I) couldn’t be more proud of the guys.”2nd Test: Jack Leach helps England close in on series win over Sri LankaadvertisementRoot was named player of the match for his brilliant 124 in the second innings that helped his team post a daunting target to chase.Sri Lanka batted well in both innings but Sam Curran’s stylish 64 in the first innings and Root’s astounding knock under pressure in the second made the difference for England.Sri Lanka vs England 2nd Test: Scorecard”Sri Lanka played brilliantly in both innings. At times we lost clusters of wickets but we stayed very calm and managed to find ways to get back in the game and get the control back in our favour,” Root added.”We said we are going to come out here and play bold cricket, we were quite courageous at times and everyone’s really bought into that. We are seeing the rewards now.”We have to keep looking to improve. We have seen this team grow in the last six-eight months. We are not the finished article, we want to get to number one at some point.”We have to be consistent to do that, in all parts of the world and on different surfaces.”First Test five-fer for @jackleach1991!Scorecard: https://t.co/i1bD0Vzqin#SLvENG pic.twitter.com/oWeXWhJtEuEngland Cricket (@englandcricket) November 18, 2018With the Pallekele pitch assisting the slow bowlers, spinners completely dominated the match, taking 38 wickets.Lakmal was the only seamer to pick up a wicket while the other was a run out.It was also the first time since 1973 in Karachi that no seamer took a wicket in a Test for England.The third and final Test of the series will start on Friday in Colombo.(With Reuters inputs)Also Watch – Virat Kohli’s Team India out to script history in Australialast_img read more

Coach WV Raman wants Smriti Mandhana to work on her patience, sets new batting goals

first_img Press Trust of India MumbaiFebruary 15, 2019UPDATED: February 15, 2019 15:53 IST Smriti Mandhana has been doing bulk of the scoring for India in the past few months (BCCI Photo)India women’s team opener Smriti Mandhana, who is in blazing form, said on Friday that the team’s coach W V Raman has set her targets to bat for a specific number of overs to develop her patience at the crease.”He (Raman) has been telling me to play 30 overs in ODIs as he knows that if I bat till 30 overs, I will continue to bat. And in 20 over games he has been telling me to bat for 13 overs,” the 22-year-old Mandhana, a Red Bull athlete, told PTI.”He’s giving me targets to bat a certain number of balls, because strike rate and those kinds of things never concern me, the only problem is the patience aspect. He is helping with that and giving me targets to bat through these many balls and that many overs and that is being great,” said the left-handed batswoman.Mandhana, asked specifically whether the team was too dependent on her, replied that the perception was not correct.”No, I don’t think so. We have got a lot of match-winners in our team. It is just that sometimes someone goes through a lean patch and you need to cover up for your teammate. And sometimes that would be the case, if I am not going, the middle order will look after me (help me).”So you can’t say that they (other batswomen) are too dependent, but I think the main responsibility as a batter is to win matches and dependence never comes (in the way),” she stressed.advertisementDuring last year’s women’s T20 tri-series, Mandhana had said that she was throwing her wicket away after setting herself in.Eleven months later, she feels that she is being able to improve 10 per cent on this aspect, but the next aim was to carry on batting till the end of the innings.”Somewhat, yes, may be 10 per cent I have improved on that. From 50 to 60s, I have gone to 70s. But I’m still leaving 20-30 runs when we are chasing. I think it will be good if I come back not out. Hopefully I can do that against England in the (upcoming) ODI and the T20 series,” she said.”Im really excited (for the England series) and we are playing the ICC Championships and we need six points to be up there. Hopefully we will all stick together and win the ODI series (against England). I hope that I can win more matches for India,” Mandhana remarked.The ODI series against England starts Friday next and all the three matches in the 50-over rubber will be played at the Wankhede Stadium here.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get 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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow Smriti MandhanaFollow Indian women’s cricketFollow WV RamanFollow India women’s coach Coach WV Raman wants Smriti Mandhana to work on her patience, sets new batting goalsIndia’s ODI series against England women’s team starts Friday (February 22) and all the three matches in the 50-over rubber will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.advertisementlast_img read more

It’s a Miracle! Popular Holiday Pop-Up Bar Goes Global

first_img Editors’ Recommendations Legent Bourbon Teams Up with Tokyo Butcher Kentaro Nakahara 10 Destination-Worthy Food Halls Throughout the U.S. Launched in 2014 at Mace in New York City, the Christmas-themed pop-up bar, Miracle, has been delighting patrons with its mix of holiday whimsy and delicious cocktails. This year, Miracle is back and bigger than ever: expanding to over 50 locations globally.The cocktail menu, which will be available at all Miracle locations, features drinks such as the Snowball Old Fashioned pictured below (gingerbread bourbon, wormwood bitters, and lemon zest); How The Gimlet Stole Christmas (gin, sage, and pine and caraway cordial); the Run Run Rudolph (blanco tequila, coffee liqueur, iced hot chocolate, and Mexican spices); and our personal favorite, the Yippie Ki Yay Mother F****r! (Barbados rum, cachaça, Trinidad overproof rum, purple yamand coconut orgeat, and pineapple). The cocktails were created by Miracle manager Joann Spiegel and Nico de Soto, bartender at Mace and Da Nico.Every cocktail will be served in custom Cocktail Kingdom Miracle glassware (including mugs, coupes, highballs, and rocks glasses). In select locations, patrons will have the opportunity to buy the glassware, with 10 percent of all sales donated to Action Against Hunger. (Sounds like a solid stocking stuffer to us.)Not only will guests find liquid cheer by the sleigh-full, but each of the locations will be outfitted with enough nostalgic Christmas decorations (and Christmas tunes) to make Ralphie Parker jealous. The team behind Miracle didn’t stop there, though. For some of the 50-plus locations (Chicago, New Orleans, and New York City), patrons will be treated to Sippin’ Santa, the company’s tiki-themed Christmas bar.Launched the day after Thanksgiving, you’ll have until Christmas Eve to have yourself a merry little Christmas at one of these pop-ups. If you want to know if you can experience a potable miracle, too, check out the full list below.Asheville, NC – Miracle on Wall Street (at MG Road)Athens, Greece – Hosted at The TrapAtlanta, GA – Miracle on Monroe (by Big Citizen)Atlanta, GA – Miracle Two (by Big Citizen)Austin, TX – Miracle on 5th Street at The Eleanor (by The Roosevelt Room)Baltimore, MD – Miracle on Magothy Beach (at Mutiny Pirate Bar & Island Grille)Boston / Cambridge, MA – Miracle at Kimpton Marlowe (Lobby Bar)Charleston, SC – Miracle on East Bay Street (at The Gin Joint)Chicago, IL – Miracle on Dearborn Street (at Brando’s Speakeasy)Chicago, IL – Sippin’ Santa (at Lost Lake)*Cincinnati, OH – Miracle at The Overlook LodgeCleveland, OH – Miracle at The Spotted OwlDelray Beach, FL – Miracle on Delray Beach (at Death or Glory)Denver, CO – Miracle on Little Raven (at Wayward)Detroit, MI – Miracle at The SkipFort Worth – Miracle in Cowtown (at Proper)Hong Kong – Hosted at The Lily & BloomLos Angeles, CA – Miracle on Sante Fe (at Westbound)Louisville, KY – Hosted at RyeMadison, WI – Miracle on King Street (at Lucille)Malden, MA – Miracle at Mystic StationMilwaukee, WI – Miracle at The OutsiderMinneapolis, MN – Miracle at LawlessMontreal, Canada – Hosted at Nexus BarMontreal, Canada – (Deluxe version)New Orleans, LA – Sippin’ Santa (at Latitude 29)*New York, NY – Sippin’ Santa (at Boilermaker)*New York, NY – Miracle on 9th Street (at Mace)New York, NY – Miracle on the Harbor (at Pier A Harbor House)Orlando, FL – Miracle on Orange (at The Courtesy Bar)Panama City, Panama – Miracle on aManoParis, France – Hosted at GlassPhiladelphia, PA – Miracle at In The Valley (ITV)Pittsburgh, PA – Miracle on Market (at The Original Oyster House)Quebec, CanadaRaleigh, NC – Miracle at The HaymakerRio, BrazilSacramento, CA – Miracle on 21st Street (at The Red Rabbit Kitchen and Bar)San Diego – Hosted at Polite ProvisionsSan Francisco – Miracle PCHSao Paulo, BrazilSeattle, WA – Miracle on 2nd (at Rob Roy)Sherbooke, CanadaSpringfield, MO – Miracle on Walnut (at Missouri Spirits)South Bend, IN – Miracle at The General (by Render Kitchen & Bar)St. Louis, MO – Miracle STLTucson, AZ – Hosted at Elvira’sWashington, D.C. – Hosted at Mockingbird HillWaterbury, CT – Miracle at Highland Brass Co.Winston-Salem – Hosted at Bar PinaWorcester, MA – Miracle at The Citizen*Indicates a Sippin’ Santa location Should Bars Be Kid and Dog-Friendly? We Asked the Experts Talking Rum, Cocktails, and Tiki with The Bamboo Room’s Kevin Beary 11 Under-the-Radar Cities in Canada Worth Exploringlast_img read more

Canadian High Commissioner Praises Jamaica Defence Force

first_img The High Commissioner was speaking with JIS News following the official opening of the Caribbean Special Tactics Centre (CSTC) at the JDF’s training camp in Moneague, St. Ann, on March 26. Story Highlights Canada’s High Commissioner to Jamaica, Her Excellency Laurie Peters, has praised the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) for its stewardship and leadership in strengthening security across the Caribbean. The facility is designed to provide advanced military tactics and techniques training to members of the Caribbean’s armed forces. Canada’s High Commissioner to Jamaica, Her Excellency Laurie Peters, has praised the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) for its stewardship and leadership in strengthening security across the Caribbean.This, she notes, is based on the “good return on investment” in the resulting outcomes from the Canadian Government’s funding of the JDF’s Centres of Excellence.The High Commissioner was speaking with JIS News following the official opening of the Caribbean Special Tactics Centre (CSTC) at the JDF’s training camp in Moneague, St. Ann, on March 26.The CSTC, which is the JDF’s newest Centre of Excellence, was established in collaboration with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and funded under the Global Affairs Canada (GAC) Capacity Building Programme.The facility is designed to provide advanced military tactics and techniques training to members of the Caribbean’s armed forces.Ms. Peters said Jamaica was chosen to host the CSTC, based on the JDF’s track record of success recorded at its other Centres of Excellence, which were established with Canadian funding support over the last several years.“The JDF has performed highly and delivered fruitful rewards at its other centres. (It) has been able to take the Canadian expertise and apply it, not only to the domestic context, but to the regional (with potential outcomes for the) global context,” she stated.In this regard, the High Commissioner contended that it was a logical decision to establish the CSTC locally, “because Jamaica is considered a leader in the Caribbean, and anything that we (Canadian Government) can do to bolster and facilitate that leadership role, I think, makes sense for all of us.”Ms. Peters noted that the CSTC’s establishment reflected years of partnership and collaboration forged between the countries, and “serves to highlight Canada’s ongoing commitment to strengthening regional security.”Ms. Peters said she is optimistic that the CSTC will serve as a hub for regional defence cooperation and enhanced interoperability which will strengthen security across the Caribbean and, by extension, the Western Hemisphere.She assured that the High Commission remains committed to collaborating and cooperating with the JDF and other Caribbean armed forces to facilitate expanded training engagements and promoting regional and global peace and security, adding that the CSTC is pivotal, in this regard.last_img read more

Premier Launches Productivity Investment Program

first_imgNova Scotia’s new Productivity Investment Program will help companies improve their employees’ skills and purchase advanced equipment in order to become more competitive. Premier Darrell Dexter said today, Dec. 20, in Sydney that the program is one of the most significant investments in workplace training in Nova Scotia’s history. “Investment in people and equipment makes us a more competitive province — it’s that simple,” said Premier Dexter. “Being more competitive is essential to growing our economy. That’s why we’re providing Nova Scotia companies with even more opportunity to increase productivity and learn the right skills for good jobs.” The Productivity and Investment Program is one of the new programs under jobsHere, the province’s plan to create good jobs and grow the economy. The program will have an annual budget of $25 million and focuses on productivity in two ways: skill development for existing employees through the Workplace Innovation and Productivity Skills Incentive component and the purchase of advanced technology and advanced equipment through the Capital Investment Incentive component. “Providing capital assistance to purchase new technologies and equipment is a proven way to increase productivity,” said Ann Janega, vice-president, Nova Scotia division of Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters. “Expanding the program to include more businesses and advanced manufacturing sectors, and doubling the amount available from 10 to 20 per cent is very exciting news.” The program also provides increased funding of $350,000 to expand the province’s post-secondary co-operative education program to provide meaningful workforce experience to students, and $300,000 to increase the capacity of the Department of Labour and Workforce Development’s Workplace Education initiative. “AG is an International technology company based here in Cape Breton,” said Kathy MacIntyre, CEO, AG Research. We compete and win through hard work and very smart people. Training is the crucial component for AG to grow. “We have the people, and the vision. The province is providing us with the tools. This program ensures that we remain competitive and ready to take on the world.” The new program expands on the previous Manufacturing and Processing Credit Program and is part of government’s commitment to spur growth in this sector and other key sectors of the provincial economy. The Capital Investment Incentive component will include businesses involved in aerospace and defence, life-sciences, information and communication technology, and companies involved in the development of non-traditional sources of energy. More information on the Productivity Incentive Program, including guidelines and application forms, is available at www.gov.ns.ca/econ/pip jobsHere is the provincial economic growth plan to strengthen our workforce with the right skills for good jobs, increase productivity and advance our global competitiveness to grow the economy and make life better for our families. For more information on jobsHere visit gov.ns.ca/jobsherelast_img read more

More Clean Energy Coming to the Annapolis Valley

first_img Nova Scotia Community College Annapolis Valley Campus: 75 kilowatts Town of Wolfville: 45 kilowatts Southwest Hants Fire Society: 32 kilowatts Centrelea Community Club: 25 kilowatts “Wolfville’s Strategic Plan and Municipal Planning Strategy emphasize environmental sustainability and the legacy we will leave for future generations,” said Mayor of Wolfville, Jeff Cantwell. “We must vet every local action, purchase and program through a climate change lens to evaluate its impact on our own communities. This project will help us show the leadership required to achieve this.” This year, a total of 27 applications were selected from across the province. If all projects are completed, Nova Scotia will add 1,617 kilowatts of renewable electricity to the grid. That’s more than double last year’s total. All applications were overseen by Clean Foundation, the independent procurement administrator. The average selling price this year for electricity generated through these projects is 25.4 cents per kilowatt hour. The impact to ratepayers is capped at 0.1 per cent, which is already built into the province’s rate stability plan. The program is for Mi’kmaw communities, registered non-profit or charitable organizations, municipalities or organizations owned by municipalities, universities or community colleges in Nova Scotia. The program will be offered for one more year. For more information on the program, visit http://www.novascotia.ca/solar . Community organizations are adding more clean, renewable solar energy to Nova Scotia’s electricity grid with support from the province. Kings South MLA Keith Irving, on behalf of Energy and Mines Minister Derek Mombourquette, announced today, Sept. 17, that four organizations in the Annapolis Valley have been approved for the Solar Electricity for Community Buildings Program. “This program supports community energy initiatives that help put new ideas into action and make the most of our energy opportunities,” said Mr. Irving. “Together we are reducing emissions and building on Nova Scotia’s successes as a leader in fighting climate change.” The approved projects are: last_img read more

Cricket improves you as a human being Kohlis message to kids

first_imgSouthampton: Skipper Virat Kohli enjoyed some quality time playing cricket with school children ahead of India’s match against Afghanistan here. Members of the Indian team, including Kohli, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya and Rishabh Pant attended a cricket clinic for school kids arranged by the ICC at the Rose Bowl Stadium on Thursday. “I believe cricket can really make a difference to children’s lives. It really improves you as a human being because it makes you go through phases which are very similar to life,” Kohli said in a video posted by the official website of the Cricket World Cup. “You understand downfalls; you understand good phases and how to come back from difficult times. So, I think cricket is really a great teacher in many ways,” he added. Kohli, who became the fastest cricketer to reach 11,000 runs in One-day Internationals on Sunday, said it was a delight to spend time with children. “Spending time with kids is an absolute joy and an opportunity to contribute to their journey in some way. Such honesty and commitment in whatever kids do. So much to learn as well and the biggest learning is to never forget the joy of playing this great game,” Kohli tweeted. Favourites India are yet to face defeat in the tournament. They registered commanding victories over South Africa, Australia and Pakistan while their game against New Zealand was washed out. India currently sit at the fourth position in the World Cup standings with seven points. They will face minnows Afghanistan on Saturday before matches against Bangladesh, West Indies, Sri Lanka and hosts England.last_img read more

Dutch FarRight Politician Resigns Over Racist AntiMoroccan Remarks

first_imgTaroudant, Morocco- The Dutch parliamentarian and former tax adviser Roland van Vliet, member of the far-right Party for Freedom, resigned from the party on Thursday over the latest comments of Geert Wilders against Moroccans during an election night rally.The party  “is on a slippery slope … It was time for me to have an examination of conscience about what is going on with the party,” wrote the far-right Dutch MP, Roland van Vliet, in a letter of resignation from the parliamentary group of his party, addressed to Geert Wilders. During a party gathering on Wednesday night, Wilders asked a crowd of followers, “whether they wanted more, or fewer Moroccans, both in their city and in the country as a whole.” The supporters chanted “Fewer! Fewer! Fewer!” then Wilders responded, “I’ll take care of that” with a big smile on his face. The anti-Moroccan chant sparked uproar among social media users.A Facebook page named “Ik doe aangifte tegen Wilders” (I am reporting Wilders) gained popularity with 86,775 likes so far since it has been launched on Wednesday.Dutch Moroccans and other human right activists have responded with a selfie campaign on twitter using the Hashtag #bornhere.According to the Independent, “A number of national organizations supporting the interests of Moroccan Dutch people (Samenwerkingsverband van Marokkaanse Nederlanders and Landelijk Beraad Marokkanen) have called on the public to report the politician for discrimination and spreading hatred.”© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

RBC predicts Albertas GDP to be in the negatives in 2015

Stock photo. RBC predicts Alberta’s GDP to be in the negatives in 2015 by Mike Tarasko Posted Jun 3, 2015 7:12 am MDT Last Updated Jun 3, 2015 at 7:12 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email It’s another bad sign for the province’s economy.RBC is predicting Alberta’s GDP will shrink this year in its latest economic outlook.The bank says the economy will contract by one per cent in 2015, down from the March outlook, which showed a meagre 0.6 per cent gain for the province.Chief Economist Craig Wright says the change is because low oil prices hit the economy hard in the first quarter.“The hope is that it’s just a timing issue, it’s not that the hit is going to bigger than we expected, but this looks like it seems to be coming earlier than previously expected. So, that sets the stage for a weak year when your first quarter is off to a slow start,” he said.However, it’s not all doom and gloom; Wright says a recovery is expected in 2016.“Next year, as oil prices recover, and the economy heals we’ll see a growth of 1.7 per cent,” he said.Wright cautions, those numbers could change if unemployment rates spike or oil prices remain low. read more

Strike begins at 9 Zehrs and Real Canadian Superstores in Ontario

by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 2, 2015 4:21 am MDT Last Updated Jul 2, 2015 at 4:50 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Strike begins at 9 Zehrs and Real Canadian Superstores in Ontario TORONTO – A strike is under way at nine stores in southwestern Ontario owned by Loblaw Companies Ltd. (TSX:L).Workers walked out at midnight at three Zehrs Great Foods outlets in Windsor and another in nearby Kingsville, and at two Real Canadian Superstore outlets in Windsor and at stores in Chatham, Leamingston and Sarnia.The United Food and Commercial Workers union says 1,600 workers represented by Locals 175 and 633 are involved in the legal strike and that negotiations toward a new contract will resume today.Loblaw says all nine stores will remain open, but with modified store hours (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.) and a reduction of some in-store services.The company says another 60 stores represented by UFCW Local 1000A are scheduled to go on strike on Sunday in markets from London, Ont., to Ottawa.The union has said the key issues in the dispute are wages, work schedules, benefits and limits on third party providers. read more

DOMINATION FC Barcelona win IHF Super Globe 2014

FC Barcelona repeated the success from previous year, when Spanish team won the IHF SUPER GLOBE. Another trophy of unnoficial club’s world Championship is in hands of Victor Tomas and his team-mates. Barca beat Al SAdd 34:26 (16:14) in the final match.STATISTICSSG Flensburg have won the third place by beating El Jaish 27:17.Brazilian Taubate beat Tunisian Esperance 32:31 (18:16) for the fifth place.The seventh are Qatari Al Ahly after victory over Sydney 25:24. Barcelona handballIHF Super GlobeQatar 2015Qatar handball ← Previous Story VIDEO: Goal or no goal? Next Story → ASOBAL (Round 2): Benidorm and Granollers with the first wins!

AMD starts pushing 500000 Android apps to PC users

first_imgNot all that excited by what you see in the Windows Store so far? BlueStacks and AMD have your back. The companies have partnered up to launch the AMD AppZone Player, which will give Windows users access more than 500,000 Android apps on their PCs.What’s special about what AMD is doing compared to, say, previous integration deals like the one announced by Asus that will see BlueStacks shipping pre-installed on its systems? Radeon optimization, of course. BlueStacks and AMD worked together to deliver proper GPU support so that the Android experience is as smooth as possible when scaled up to run on a Windows desktop or laptop.On Windows 7 and Windows 8, you’ll also see a new library added in Explorer after you install the AppZone Player. Clicking in will show you a list of the Android apps you’ve installed on your PC, and you can double-click to launch one atop BlueStack’s VM. BlueStacks still supports the features you may have seen advertised before in AppZone Player, too. You can still sync your apps to an Android smartphone or tablet using Cloud Connect, for example.So what happens if you try to install AMD’s AppZone Player on an Intel-powered system? Likely nothing, as there’s a hardware check during the installation. If the requisite AMD gear isn’t found, you won’t be allowed to continue. You can, of course, just download BlueStacks from the company’s website and get a nearly identical experience.While instantly bolting on access to half a million apps sounds like a great thing, it’s important to temper your expectations with BlueStacks. Just about every Android app has been developed for touchscreen use, and they’re not always as fun or intuitive when you have to control them with a mouse.  But hey, who can argue with thousands of free apps and games?More at AMD and GigaOmlast_img read more

For the first time in 20 years Israel will build a new

first_imgFor the first time in 20 years Israel will build a new settlement in the West Bank Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that new settlements would be created for the families. THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENT has unveiled plans for 3,000 new homes in the West Bank, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomes the softer stance adopted by President Donald Trump to the region’s political turmoil.When announcing the latest round of new settlements, Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Israel was entering a “new era” in which settlement building would return to normal.All Israeli settlements are illegal under international law, with much of the international community seeing them as a major obstacle to peace as they are built on land the Palestinians see as part of their future state.The announcements have deeply concerned those seeking to salvage a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini warned yesterday that the quickening expansion of Jewish settlements risked making a two-state solution to the Middle East conflict impossible.In a telling break with the Obama administration, Trump’s White House has not condemned Israel’s settlement expansion.Israel has now approved more than 6,000 new homes for settlers since Trump took office.The news came as Israeli police moved to follow a court order to remove settlers from the Amona West Bank outpost. This is despite attempts by the government to overturn the court ruling for the last few months.Yesterday, police managed to remove all but one of the 42 families living in the Amona outpost near Ramallah in line with a High Court order that found that it was built illegally on private Palestinian land.Today, large numbers of police moved in to evict the last remaining family, carrying them and supporters out of a house one by one with the mother screaming loudly as she was dragged away, an AFP correspondent reported.Police had tried to negotiate the voluntary departure of dozens of “anarchists” who had barricaded themselves inside a nearby synagogue, but entered after talks broke down.Hundreds of far-right activists slipped past army roadblocks early yesterday in a show of support for the Amona residents. Police scuffling with protestors at the Amona outpost yesterday Source: Ariel Schalit AP/Press Association ImagesPolice said they removed 800 people, making 13 arrests.They said 24 officers sustained minor injuries in scuffles with protesters, some from rocks and glass bottles thrown at them, others with chemical burns from cleaning fluid launched by the activists.Around 100 police were positioned today outside the synagogue wearing protective glasses with the first line of officers carrying shields.Eliana Passentin, a spokeswoman for the Benjamin Regional Council which covers settlements, told AFP that police were being “very violent”, and “very different from yesterday.”“We condemn violence on both sides but people here have a right for peaceful civil disobedience,” she said.Police said they intend to finish the eviction by the end of the day, after which the defence ministry would begin to remove residents’ possessions before bulldozing the structures.© – AFP 2017Read: Israel announces 2,500 settler homes following Trump ‘encouragement’Read: Hamas militants ‘pretended to be women’ online to hack Israeli soldiers’ phones Feb 2nd 2017, 3:00 PM A settler being led away by police at a protest this morning. Share45 Tweet Email1 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article http://jrnl.ie/3218975 Thursday 2 Feb 2017, 3:00 PMcenter_img 155 Comments A settler being led away by police at a protest this morning. Image: Oded Balilty AP/Press Association Images By AFP Image: Oded Balilty AP/Press Association Images 12,281 Views Short URLlast_img read more

Happy Day of the Doctor

first_imgWhovians around the world are celebrating the good Doctors 53rd birthday today. Back on November 23, 1963, the BBC broadcast the very first episode of Doctor Who. It would go on to become the longest-running sci-fi drama in television history with 26 seasons of its originals. While the first run came to and end in 1989, it was regenerated in 2005 creating a whole new generation of fans.Every year on November 23rd Who fans celebrate with pictures of their favorite Doctors, Daleks, and screwdrivers. Myself included. See below.As we gear up for the inevitable wonderful Christmas episode, speculate about the new season (due in April ’17) here is some of the best art to honor this fine occasion and tie us over for the coming weeks. We’ve got Doctors, Companions, River, Jack, K-9, and all the rest!View as: One Page Slides1. Katie Cook2. Raine Szramski3. Jo Bee4. Elvis Zaldaris5. Chris Samnee6. Sue Collins7. Ace Astral8. Sophie D9. Alice X. Zhang10. Charley Girl11. Hannah Z12. Valentina M13. Jen Barbora14. Jacob Sparks15. Ane H16. Elizabeth Jancewicz17. Josie Mlast_img read more

GEEK PICK OF THE DAY Super Mario Bowser Puppet

first_img 2017 was just a phenomenal year for video games. And one of the most phenomenal video games of all was Super Mario Odyssey for the Nintendo Switch. A glorious upgrade of 3D Mario sandbox platforming, the game took players from the Mushroom Kingdom to the Moon a fake New York called New Donk City. NEW DONK CITY.But Super Mario Odyssey’s biggest gameplay hook was being able to possess enemies and objects with your hat, “capture” them, in order to use their abilities. You could be a fish or a human man or a hunk of raw beef. It’s great. And while this is a spoiler technically, are you really surprised to learn that you can also possess Bowser?Unfortunately, video game rules don’t always apply in the real world. Even with our replica Cappy hat we find ourselves unable to capture manholes here in the real New Donk City. But if you want to have the experience of shoving your body inside Mario’s famous dragon turtle nemesis and controlling his thoughts, the next best thing is this Super Mario Bowser puppet from ThinkGeek.It’s a puppet! You know how they work. Stick your hand in it and wave it around like it’s real. Bust out some sick ventriloquist skills to fool children into thinking the hand parasite is sentient. My own experience with hand puppets is forever changed ever since my student film about an oven mitt demon. But this plush Bowser design certainly has more personality than that. Bowser’s naturally big mouth (and tiny arms) actually makes him a perfect fit for a hand puppet, unlike more realistic human faces that then have to be stretched to fit the human hand.Things were getting a little weird there, but in all honesty this is a nice puppet. It’s comfortable, expressive, and not too expensive at $25. There’s a lot of weird and bad Mario merchandise out there, enough to fill up a great bootleg Mario Twitter account. But the ThinkGeek Super Mario Bowser puppet is a great pick from Mario fans hoping to make their odyssey last just a little longer. Geek Pick: Shure MV88+ Is An Excellent, On the Go Microphone KitGeek Pick: Amazon Smart Plug Puts Alexa in Your Walls Stay on targetcenter_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Vinnie Jones says United should refund supporters

first_imgFormer Leeds United midfielder Vinnie Jones says Manchester United should refund fans part of the cost of their season ticket following Jose Mourinho’s sacking.Mourinho was relieved off his duties by the Premier League giants and he was replaced by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer until the end of the season, and the club won their first game under the former United striker on Saturday.The 5-1 win over Cardiff City was the first time this season that the Red Devils have out-run their opponents in a league game, and that has caused many to suggest that the players weren’t trying for Mourinho.One of those was Vinnie Jones, who told TalkSPORT, as quoted by ManchesterEvening News, that the United squad had ‘obviously gone against’ Mourinho.He said:“With the players obviously going against their manager, how about giving the supporters half of their money back?”Alexis Sanchez5 footballers who moved into music & DJ’ing Jozef Fabian – September 6, 2019 Have a look at some footballers who swapped their football boots for a DJ Turntable, DJ Mixer, and microphone!“The players didn’t play for the first half of the season, so they should  give the supporters half of their season ticket money back.”“When you’re watching your team, you at least want the players to be roaring around with their hearts on their sleeves.”“The supporters want the team to absolutely work their socks off and give 150 per cent, but that hasn’t happened for nearly half the season.”“So I think Manchester United should be looking at refunding the supporters half of their season ticket money.”last_img read more

DuPont Young Leaders Begin Training

first_imgThe 34th class of American Soybean Association (ASA) DuPont Young Leaders began their training at DuPont Pioneer’s headquarters in Johnston, Iowa this week. The class includes representatives from 19 soybean state affiliates and the Grain Farmers of Ontario.ASA President, Ron Moore (IL) and Vice President, John Heisdorffer (IA) provided an ASA overview and participated in a soybean issues panel. USB Chairman John Motter (OH) also participated in the meeting, reviewing the value of the checkoff and engagement of future agricultural leaders.While in Johnston, the Young Leaders participated in DiSC and communications training, discussed CRISPR technology and other important soybean industry advancements For more information about the ASA DuPont Young Leader Program click here.last_img

2015 message in a bottle written by Palmetto Bay girl reaches France

first_imgPALMETTO BAY, Fla. (WSVN) — It was a message in a bottle from a South Florida girl that took two years to finally reach someone — all the way across the Atlantic.The message, written by 9-year-old Summer Smyth, was thrown into the ocean between Miami and the Bahamas. It ended up crossing the pond via the Gulf Stream before washing up on a beach in Normandy, France.“It was amazing that it didn’t break,” said Smyth.Smyth, a Palmetto Bay resident, was in the second grade when she tossed the bottle with her note on Aug. 7, 2015.Summer SmythOn it she wrote: “If you get this note, my name is Summer Smyth, my last name is Smyth, and I’m going to second grade and my school is St. Thomas Episcopal Parish School.”Another side of the letter started off with “Greetings from America” and included contact information for anyone who found it. There was even a faded but still visible drawing of the American flag.“The flag that Alex and I drew on it, and it wore off because it was crayon,” said Smyth. The bottle was found at a beachside campsite in Northern France, covered in mussels. The people who found it used the contact information on the letter to contact Smyth’s nanny, who helped her write the note and send it off.Smyth’s mother, Sherrie Smyth, described how those who found the letter contacted her daughter’s nanny. “Lo and behold, two years later, my nanny, whose note was in there as well, had a phone number on it,” she said. “Somebody from Normandy, France, reached out to her. She in turn texted me, and it’s kind of taken a life of its own since [Monday], when I posted it on Facebook.”As to whether the writer of this message in a bottle thinks she’ll ever send another one, she replied “probably.”Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more