Wangs rises to the occasion, stuns CEU

first_imgMichael Juico. PBA IMAGESWangs Basketball showed its character late and pulled off the thrilling 88-87 come-from-behind victory over Centro Escolar University Tuesday in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup at JCSGO Gym in Cubao.Down 10, 82-72, the Couriers pounced on the Scorpions in the final 2:41 of the game and went on a 16-5 finishing kick, capped off by a pair of free throws from Jason Riley to shove Wangs up, 88-87, with 22.9 ticks remaining.ADVERTISEMENT Rod Ebondo and Mark Cruz had a pair of chances to help CEU recover down the stretch, but they muffed both of their chances late as the Scorpions suffered the humiliating meltdown in their conference-opener.“The boys are just thirsty for a win. They followed our gameplan and it was really our defense which made the difference,” said a triumphant coach Pablo Lucas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingMichael Juico unloaded 12 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter, on top of eight rebounds, and two assists, while Tim Habelito got a near double-double of 12 markers and nine boards.Christian De Chavez also chimed in 11 for Wangs. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games MOST READ CEU squandered its 15-point lead, 48-33, in the third quarter and spoiled Ebondo’s dominant showing, where he tallied 27 points, 20 rebounds, and four blocks.JK Casiño also added 17 markers and four assists in the losing effort for the Scorpions.The Scores:WANGS 88 – Juico 26, Habelito 12, De Chavez 11, Amboludto 8, Asuncion 7, Riley 5, Herndon 4, Montemayor 4, Sorela 4, King 3, Arambulo 2, Importante 2.CEU 87 – Ebondo 27, Casiño 17, Cruz 12, Uri 8, Manlangit 7, Aquino 6, Intic 4, Wamar 4, Arim 2, Baconcon 0, Guinitaran 0, Jeruta 0, Saber 0.ADVERTISEMENT Quarters: 12-14, 33-42, 57-60, 88-87.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastcenter_img Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Gilas set to face China in 2017 Fiba Asia Cup group stage Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PARlast_img read more

ISL 2019-20: Sahal Denied Penalty in Injury-plagued Goalless Draw Between Kerala Blasters and Odisha FC

first_img Try and get the ball away from @sahal_samad, just try. 👊#ISLMoments #KERODI #HeroISL #LetsFootball #TrueLove pic.twitter.com/pgCSmE765G— Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) November 8, 2019However, the home side continued to press high up the field to try and take the game to their opponents but Odisha did well to see out the pressure at the back.A cautious period of play early on came to a halt when a head-on collision inside the box following a corner-kick left Aridane and Messi requiring medical attention. Following a long pause, the game resumed with Mohammed Rafi (for Messi) and Carlos Delgado (for Aridane) replacing the injured players.With both teams struggling to create clear-cut chances, Sahal Abdul Samad took matters into his own hands as he embarked on a stellar solo run after picking up the ball from the right flank. The midfielder outfoxed four defenders before Narayan Das brought him down inside the box, but the referee rejected vociferous appeals for a penalty.Individual brilliance from @sahal_samad! 👌Watch #KERODI LIVE on @hotstartweets – https://t.co/uiisG0kJzVJioTV users can watch it LIVE on the app.#ISLMoments #HeroISL #LetsFootball #TrueLove pic.twitter.com/1qDUeHKFKh— Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) November 8, 2019 Blasters were the better side in the first half, although by fine margins. Mohammed Rafi’s drilled cross into the box from the right was met by Rahul KP whose audacious attempt at a scissor kick failed to test goalkeeper Francisco Dorronsoro.The teams struggled to raise the tempo and keep hold of the ball after the break as well. Odisha threatened when Jerry Mawihmingthanga’s cross put TP Rehenesh in a spot of bother. The goalkeeper spilled the ball inside the box but Nandhakumar Sekar hit the rebound into the side-netting.Prasanth Karuthadathkuni had the crowd up on their feet when he cut in from the right flank and pulled the trigger, only to send the speculative effort over the bar.There were a couple more chances at either end as the game wound down, but a goal remained elusive.With four minutes left, a Prasanth cross from the left was flicked towards the far post by second-half substitute Bartholomew Ogbeche for Rahul whose firm shot was kept out by Dorronsoro. Daniel Lalhlimpuia, at the other end, spurned a chance as well as both teams settled for a point. Kochi: Kerala Blasters FC remained without a win for the third consecutive match following a goalless draw against Odisha FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi on Friday.The Indian Super League contest was marred by injuries to key players from both teams as Jairo Rodriguez, Messi Bouli (both Kerala Blasters) and Aridane Santana (Odisha FC) had to be substituted in the first half. The changes affected the pace of the game that ultimately ended without a winner. Blasters and Odisha now have four points each from as many games and occupy the fifth and sixth position on the league table.Kerala, who were already hampered by injuries this season, suffered a major blow in the fourth minute when captain Jairo Rodriguez went down injured. He was replaced by Abdul Hakku. 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. footballindian footballindian super leagueIndian Super League 2019-20 First Published: November 8, 2019, 9:56 PM ISTlast_img read more

Arunachal has tremendous scope in adventure sports: Khandu

first_imgItanagar, Sep 30 (PTI) Arunachal Pradesh has tremendous scope and potential in aero, aqua and land adventure sports to make it a leading adventure tourism destination of the world, Chief Minister Pema Khandu said today.The chief minister called for creation of skilled manpower to promote this untapped sector.Khandu had a meeting with Colonel Gulshan Chadha, Principal of National Institute of Mountaineering & Allied Sports (NIMAS), located at Dirang in West Kameng district of the state.He asked Col Chadha to train manpower with specialisation in adventure sports, an official release said.”The more specialised human resource we develop, better are opportunities to attract adventure enthusiasts from all over the world,” Khandu observed.Col Chadha had called on the chief minister here to submit the annual administrative report of the institute.The chief minister assured him that the state government was committed to provide every possible platform to attract tourists so that people of the state are gainfully employed and economic activities get a fillip. PTI UPL SUS DIP PSlast_img read more

We are making changes on our wire, effective April 15, to make

first_imgit easier for you to access our stories. The changes relate to: 1. The practice of sending stories in takes (1st take, 2nd take, 3rd take etc). 2. The slugs of our stories. TAKES: Under the new system, we will do away with takes, which are chronological additions to a story. Instead, we will progressively build the story starting with the usual short version of 150 to 200 words. The second story, the slug of which will be prefixed by LD (short for Lead), will be 400 to 500 words and will contain all the material of the first story. The third story (2ND LD) will be 500 to 600 words and so on. This will ensure you get a full story every time, and not truncated parts. There will now be no need to search for different takes and stitch them together for publication. Every subsequent Lead will be a complete and fully publishable story. It will carry an “Editors note” with a brief description of the new material and/or changes in the latest version. SLUGS: All PTI story slugs will be prefixed with two or three letters that will denote the state where they are originating from, or the ministries they relate to. For example: 1. A Tamil Nadu story about water shortage will be TN-WATER SHORTAGE 2. A Chhattisgarh story about a Naxal attack will be CG-NAXAL ATTACK 3. A West Bengal story relating to Mamata Banerjee will be WB-MAMATA-RALLY New Delhi-datelined stories about the central government will carry a three-letter slug that indicates the ministries or departments they are associated with. For example: 1. The external affairs ministry commenting on Pakistan will be slugged MEA-INDIA-PAK 2. The Prime Ministers Office announcing Ajit Dovals trip will be PMO-DOVAL All economic and business stories will carry the preface BIZ. All sports stories will be SPO Cabinet-related stories will be CAB Politics-related stories will be POL A full list of various slug prefaces is attached below: Slugs for the Supreme Court, high court and subordinate court stories will remain the same — SC, HC and COURT. However, this would be prefixed with the state or the Union territory. Some examples of court story slugs: SC-TRIPLE TALAQ, DL-HC-KINDERGARTEN SCHOOLS, MH-HC-DOCTORS STRIKE. For tribunal-related stories, the master slug will be TRIBUNAL like TRIBUNAL-GREEN-POLLUTION. The master slug for states/Union territories will be: 1. Andhra Pradesh AP 2. Arunachal Pradesh AR 3. Assam AS 4. Bihar BH 5. Chhattisgarh CG 6. Goa GA 7. Gujarat GJ 8. Haryana HR 9. Himachal Pradesh HP 10. Jammu and Kashmir JK 11. Jharkhand JH 12. Karnataka KA 13. Kerala KL 14. Madhya Pradesh MP 15. Maharashtra MH 16. Manipur MN 17. Meghalaya MG 18. Mizoram MZ 19. Nagaland NL 20. Odisha OD 21. Punjab PB 22. Rajasthan RJ 23. Sikkim SK 24. Tamil Nadu TN 25. Telangana TL 26. Tripura TR 27. Uttarakhand UK 28. Uttar Pradesh UP 29. West Bengal WB 1. Andaman and Nicobar Islands AN 2. Chandigarh CH 3. Dadra and Nagar Haveli DN 4. Daman and Diu DD 5. Delhi DL 6. Lakshadweep LW 7. Puducherry PD Slugs for various offices or ministries will be: The Presidents Secretariatadvertisement PREZ The Vice Presidents Office VP The Prime Ministers Office PMO The Ministry of External Affairs MEA Defence-related stories or the Ministry of Defence DEF The Ministry of Home Affairs MHA Aviation-related stories or the Ministry of Civil Aviation AVI The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting MIB The Ministry of Water Resources WAT The Ministry of Women and Child Development WCD The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare MHFW The Department of Personnel and Training DOPT The Ministry of Urban Development UD The Ministry of Railways RAIL The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports YAS The Ministry of Tourism TOUR The Ministry of Culture CUL The Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation HUPA The Ministry of Human Resource Development HRD The Ministry of Minority Affairs MMA The Ministry of Science and Technology SCI The Income Tax Department ITX The Election Commission of India EC The Central Bureau of Investigation CBI The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence DRI The Enforcement Directorate ED The National Investigation Agency NIA The Customs Department CUST The Central or State Excise Department EXE For any clarification please call Sujit Chatterjee on PTIs national desk in New Delhi at 011-41394425. PTI SC IKAlast_img read more

WhatsApp delete for everyone will only encourage drunken texts and awkward conversations

first_imgWhatsApp started off as a honest to goodness text messaging app – simple, lean and mean. From there on, the little fella has made its way up in the world and gained a lot of features along the way – voice calling, stories, hashtags, photo/video based statuses and more. It even got acquired by a big fish called Facebook along the way – Yep, WhatsApp surely made it big in this cruel little world.Recently WhatsApp has introduced two controversial new features – live location sharing and delete for everyone. The feature list keeps on increasing, and with that, the bloat and complications – but that rant is a topic for another article. Today, the spotlight is on Whatsapp’s much talked about recall feature, which allows users to delete messages they sent by mistake – within seven minutes that is.This feature might just encourage the very frivolous behaviour it wants to save its users from.People all over the world are celebrating as if climate change has been resolved or pollution is no longer a lung choking concern. No awkward conversations anymore? Hallelujah. No drunken texts or embarrassing situations! Where was this feature all my life? Well, this feature is not all it is cracked up to be and might just encourage the very frivolous behaviour it wants to save its users from.There are a reason that laws and orders exist – fear. That is what keeps people in check and in line. Without them, there’s anarchy. You have to be careful who you are sending messages to and have to have at least a modicum of your senses active when you are typing a message – you don’t just say anything to someone’s face do you?advertisementKnowing that you can delete a message you have sent in effect takes that fear away. Now people will rant away and send anything they want – with the assumption that they can simply delete it afterwards. Problem solved right? What about the inevitable awkward conversation that will follow – “Why did you delete that message? What did you send that you did not want me to see?”. Worst case scenario – you send a drunken text and lose track of time. Who really knows when seven minutes fly by when alcohol is pumping through their system? Now that will be fun indeed.You do not need a delete or recall feature – all you need is a little bit of sense and good decision making.In a day and age of social media festered with trolls, hate and enmity – such a feature just encourages reckless behaviour. Today’s generationprefers communicating via WhatsApp and Snapchat over having a realface-to-face talk. Words once said cannot be recalled, can they? Thebest offense is defence – a phrase often used in sports. You do not need a delete or recall feature – all you need is a little bit of sense andgood decision making.The actual implementation of the feature is also a bit wonky – you will not receive a notification the recall fails. This is the best part. If you rest all your hopes on this delete feature and go on a frenzy sending messages you instantly regret – well, there is a chance the message will actually go through and cause irreparable harm.Ill advised drunken texts or a prompt that reads – “This message was deleted”- both will incite awkward conversations and both can be avoided with good sense. Try that for once, it is better that anything an application can offer.Also Read: Forget Google-Apple burger debate, we need to talk about the hideous new WhatsApp emojislast_img read more

India Today investigation exposes syndicate raj in Mamata Banerjee’s Bengal

first_imgGive in or give up — that’s the blatant and “dangerous” message of the ‘syndicate raj’ thriving under the Mamata Banerjee government. Patronised by Trinamool Congress councillors and members and government officials, these syndicates have spread their tentacles from real estate to Durga Puja. These groups control sale of land, construction and building material and if the buyer seeks legit means, the syndicates make sure he succumbs to their demands.An India Today TV investigation in Trinamool’s bastion revealed the shocking connivance of the party and government officials with notorious syndicates. A councillor, husband of another councillor, a TMC member, an official and a syndicate operative were caught right on camera mentioning how the whole system works, ‘protection money’ that must be coughed up and the use of pressure tactics.”If you protest, it will lead to a bigger problem and vandalism. They are very dangerous people. Their boss is a very big leader of West Bengal. He might become an MLA. He will have everything vandalised. Lockdown or shell out Rs 10 lakh,” Soumen Banerjee, husband of Bidhannagar TMC councillor Swati Banerjee, blatantly mentions the ‘muscle power’ of syndicates when an India Today TV undercover reporter posing as a businessman approaches him regarding opening a ‘restaurant’ and asks why doesn’t the police intervene?Banerjee was caught on camera along with a syndicate operative named Rana Basu demanding more than Rs4 lakh from the reporter. “I told you that you have to pay up only once. He (Rana) will conduct Durga Puja in some other ward, not mine. Just see to it. That’s it. Give him Rs 25,000 and close this discussion,” he says.advertisement “Tell him [the reporter] how much you want for yourself?” Basu turned to the reporter for Banerjee’s share. “You give Rs25,000 to him and pay me four (Rs4 lakh),” Banerjee promptly replies. When the reporter seeks to speak directly to Swati, Banerjee says, “What will she do? You spoke to me. That’s equally good.”More than Rs4 lakh as extortion to start a restaurant! That is how syndicates are thriving in the state-their diktat is pay up or suffer. “They will lock everything down and demand Rs5-Rs10 lakh. The work won’t resume (if you don’t pay up),” says Banerjee hinting at the ‘law of the jungle’ in the ‘syndicate raj’.Basu’s comment corroborates Banerjee’s statement when he mentions how he has threatened a man who started construction in his area without donating to his club. “I have come to know that roofing is being done at a construction site in my area. When I told him clearly that my club hasn’t got any donation and I will stop the construction, he started pleading and said that would consider it (the demand). Everything will be visible when I fix him up.”The malaise is widespread with TMC worker Sushanto Das boasting how “the party is all ours. All leaders are with us”. A close aide of North Dum Dum’s TMC councillor Bidhan Biswas, a threatening Das says, “If someone buys land via others, we will cause ruckus.” Das openly admits being a TMC member. Boasting his syndicate’s stranglehold on North Dum Dum, he says, “This is our area. We manage everything-from the chairman, councillors to building plans. You don’t have to worry about anything,” when asked if our reporter buys land via him and a third persons steps in later.Das first introduces our reporter to his immediate boss Sujoy Das, who in turn takes our reporter to the office of Biswas, a wealthy TMC leader sporting flashy gold rings and bracelets. His room is bedecked with colourful balloons and his images with Bollywood stars.Our reporter explains his fictitious plans to buy a plot for a restaurant and asks for guarantee of no disturbance. “There won’t be any disturbance. That’s what we are here for. You check the land papers. We’ll handle any disruption. No one will bother you. We will give whatever is required,” pat comes Biswas’ reply.If the ‘deal’ is sealed, Sujoy ensures his share of profit by selling building material and overseeing construction. “Tell him [the reporter] that all construction work should be outsourced to us. That’s our profit. We will profit only if we supply the material.I can get 200 in five minutes by making one phone call,” he says. These syndicates don’t operate out of some underground dens, but brazenly with official connivance. Harendra Singh, chairman, Dum Dum Municipality, insists that our reporter buys building material from syndicates when he says he wants to reconstruct the first floor of a restaurant that was shut down.advertisement”Local youths (syndicates) would insist that you buy building material like sand and bricks from them. There won’t be any problem. Just assign the job to them,” says Singh.When he is asked why such syndicates are allowed in the first place, Singh shoots back. “Why should we stop them? What will they eat? You ask us to stop them. You just want to earn alone? What about that jobless man who wants to earn two paisas from you. Local men are jobless because of high population. It’s a small city and everyone is doing something. That’s why they are involved in such jobs. They have chosen this as their livelihood.”Congratulating India Today TV for exposing the ‘syndicate raj’, Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party V-P Chandra Kumar Bose said, “Syndicates existed in Bengal earlier as well, but in the unorganised sector. Now, they are in the organised sector. I had given credit to Mamata Banerjee for being Chief Minister of a syndicate raj, not of West Bengal.”Mention how even TMC leaders are not even spared by syndicates, Bose said, “My cousin Sugata Bose, who is a TMC MP from Jadavpur constituency, was attacked. My aunt Krishna Bose, who is 90 years old, was attacked. Her family was threatened and was told that they could not repair their house unless they bought building material from the syndicate. TMC leaders are accepting [on camera] that there is syndicate raj.”CPI leader Dinesh Varshney said that if a corporator is asking a person how much money could he offer, it clearly shows it is by force. Anything which is done by force had political patronage.”Political analyst Somnath Singha Roy dismissed the whole expose as an attempt to “malign the TMC and put Mamata down”.”People shown [in India Today TV investigation] are not TMC leaders. Real estate brokers are everywhere in the world. What is new in this? What is the harm if some youths are supplying sand and bricks?” he shot back.READ | India Today investigation exposes syndicate raj in Mamata’s West Bengallast_img read more

3rd Test: Somerville, Patel lead New Zealand fight back vs Pakistan on Day 3

first_imgNew Zealand spinners curtailed Pakistan’s lead to 74 runs despite Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq scoring centuries on the third day of the series-deciding third and final Test on Wednesday.Pakistan was cruising along at 286 for 3 on the back of a double-century stand between Azhar (134) and Shafiq (104) before New Zealand came back strongly to bowl out the home team for 348 after tea.Debutant Will Somerville (4 for 75) had to wait until his 22nd over for his first Test wicket when Azhar top-edged the tall off-spinner and Ajaz Patel (2 for 100) dismissed Shafiq to trigger Pakistan’s collapse.However, openers Tom Latham (10) and Jeet Raval (0) yet again faltered as the visitors finished the day at 26-2 with New Zealand still trailing by 48 runs.Leg-spinner Yasir Shah (1-5) had Latham caught in the deep and will be needing only one wicket on Thursday to become the fasTest bowler in Test history to complete 200 Test wickets.Incidentally, Pakistan got the same first innings lead in the first Test at the same venue before losing narrowly by four runs. Pakistan leveled the series at 1-1 with a resounding innings and 16-run victory in the second Test in Dubai.Earlier, resuming on 139-3, Pakistan had a productive first session. Azhar, the dependable No. 3 batsman, square cut Trent Boult (2-66) over backward point for a boundary off the very first ball of the day and completed his century within the first hour.New Zealand couldn’t get the breakthrough even after bowling 10 overs with the second new ball before lunch.Both New Zealand spinners couldn’t get enough help off the wicket in the first session. That was in sharp contrast to the effort of Pakistan spinners Bilal Asif and Shah, who bagged eight wickets between them in New Zealand’s first innings score of 274.advertisementAzhar, 62 overnight, completed his flawless century, off 210 balls, with an edgy boundary through third man off Colin de Grandhomme. Shafiq then reached his 50 off 142 balls when he reverse swept Patel for two runs as Pakistan added 85 runs in the first session.Azhar’s 15th Test hundred and the first against New Zealand included 12 boundaries and came off 297 balls before he played a rare false shot against Somerville.Shafiq completed his century with a single off Somerville but fell leg before wicket off Patel in the next over.Shafiq’s 12th Test century off 259 balls included 14 fours as he used his feet well against the spinners and played some delightful cut shots against seamers.New Zealand came back strongly in the last session with Babar Azam (14) played onto Somerville immediately after the break. Ross Taylor took a sharp reflex catch to dimiss Bilal Asif (11).Shah was run out in bizarre fashion when he lost his right shoe while going for the second run with captain Sarfraz Ahmed (25). Somerville then wrapped up the innings quickly by claiming the last two wickets to limit Pakistan’s lead.Also Read | Pakistan vs New Zealand 3rd Test Day 3 – As it happenedAlso Watch:last_img read more

10 months agoHuddersfield join race for Liverpool striker Dominic Solanke

first_imgHuddersfield join race for Liverpool striker Dominic Solankeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveHuddersfield Town have joined the race for Liverpool striker Dominic Solanke.Sky Sports says Huddersfield will battle Crystal Palace to snap up Liverpool forward Solanke.The Terriers were keen on the 21-year-old earlier this season and want to sign him on loan.But Palace, who sit 14th in the Premier League table, will challenge Town for the signature of Solanke, who is yet to make an appearance for the Reds this term. Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is also watching developments. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Urban Meyer Sparked New Coaching Rumors On Saturday Night

first_img USC is the job everyone keeps mentioning. The Trojans got a big win on Friday night, knocking off No. 10 Utah, though most still feel that Clay Helton won’t be back.Does Meyer have interest in the USC job?Well, the former Buckeyes head coach sparked some coaching rumors with his Twitter activity over the weekend. He certainly seems to have interest in the Trojans, based on his latest Twitter like.Urban Meyer's Twitter account.“And Urban Meyer is thinking now I will have a quarterback to work with,” the tweet reads. It remains liked by Meyer as of Sunday morning at 9 a.m. E.T.Meyer-to-USC rumors clearly aren’t going away anytime soon. A closeup of Urban Meyer talking to the media at the Rose Bowl.PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer speaks to the media after the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Former Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer says he’s happy doing TV work for FOX and that he doesn’t know if he’ll return to coaching.“Ask me in a year,” he told cleveland.com.Meyer has admitted that he misses the “fight” of coaching, though, and many believe he’ll be back on the sideline in 2020 following a needed year off.Where might Meyer return to?last_img read more

Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img PICTOU COUNTY: Route 256 (Scotsburn Road) Traffic on Route 256 (Scotsburn Road), from Durham Road west, for about three kilometres to Campbell Hill Road, will be restricted to one lane to allow for repaving until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Traffic will be controlled by traffic control people and signs. Reduce speed in the construction area. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Lewis Lake Bridge, Trunk 1 The Lewis Lake Bridge structure on Trunk 1, is reduced to one lane for bridge repairs from Monday, Oct. 22, until Friday, Nov. 16. Traffic control consists of traffic light and jersey barriers. Bridge lane narrows to 3.5 metres. Wide loads are advised to use alternate route. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. KINGS COUNTY: Trunk 1 Trunk 1, from Lockhart Mountain Road to Lovett Road, will have one-lane closures for widening, traffic lights, sidewalk and repaving until Monday, Dec. 31. Traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-755-7146 Fax: 902-755-7049 Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184 CONTINUING WORK GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Route 344 Route 344, from the intersection at Trunk 16 east to MacPherson Lake Road, will have intermittent one-lane closures for patching and repaving until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday and occasionally, Saturdays. KINGS COUNTY: Glebe Bridge Glebe Bridge on Route 201 will have a 2.7 metre height restriction and 15 tonne weight restriction until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-794-5120 Fax: 902-794-5141 Local Are Office: 902-533-2771 Fax: 902-533-7352 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Intersection of Salmon River, Brookside and Pictou roads. Motorists are advised of a one lane closure at the intersection of Salmon River, Brookside and Pictou roads for upgrades to the intersection until Wednesday, Oct 31. Traffic control people will be on site. Motorists are advised to use an alternate route if possible. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. INVERNESS COUNTY: MacDougall Bridge MacDougall Bridge on Reservation Road in Waycobah will be closed to all traffic until Wednesday, Oct. 31 for bridge repairs. Traffic should detour on Highway 105. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Sedgiwich Bridge Sedgiwich Bridge, near the intersection of the Archibald Brook Road and the Higginsville Road, will be closed until Wednesday, Oct. 31, for replacement. Traffic will be routed through the site over a one-lane temporary bridge controlled with traffic lights. Local Area Office: 902-542-6344 Fax: 902-542-6342 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: South River Lake Road South River Lake Road, from Route 316 east for 6.1 kilometres, will have intermittent one-lane closures for gravelling and paving until Saturday, Oct. 27. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-893-5784 Fax: 902-896-2259 Local Area Office: 902-825-4827 Fax: 902-825-3593 Local Area Office: 902-424-4670 Fax: 902-424-7116 NEW WORK Local Area Office: 902-527-5448 Fax: 902-527-5371 VICTORIA COUNTY: Trunk 30 (Cabot Trail) Trunk 30, from Highway 105 intersection (Exit 11) northerly about five kilometres, will have one-lane closures for repaving until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Truro Heights Connector Truro Heights Connector from Truro Heights Road, east to the entrance to Wal-Mart, will be reduced to one lane for bridge repairs and paving until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Trunk 2 Trunk 2, from Alton Road north to the tracks near Brookfield will be reduced to one lane for paving until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle will be on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-860-5615 Fax: 902-860-5616 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Ingram River Bridge Ingram River Bridge on Highway 103 will be reduced to one lane for repairs until Monday, Oct. 29. Traffic control consist of flashing unit display. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. RICHMOND COUNTY: Trunk 4 Traffic on Trunk 4, from the end of Highway 104 at River Tillard, east for four kilometres to the St. Peters Canal Bridge will be restricted to one lane until Wednesday Oct. 31. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle will be on hand to assist traffic safely through the construction zone. Drivers should travel with extra care in the area. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 Fax: 902-533-4352 Local Area Office: 902-563-2518 Fax: 902-563-2517 PICTOU COUNTY: Big Gut Bridge Big Gut Bridge, on Route 348 near Pictou Landing is open to motorists. A temporary bridge will accommodate one-lane traffic and is controlled by traffic signals. The bridge width restriction is 4.2 metres. Motorists should proceed with caution. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 Local Area Office: 902-667-0366 Fax: 902-667-3424 Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 Fax: 902-835-1860 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Route 316 Route 316, from about six kilometres south of Route 276 at Goshen, south to the Guysborough-St. Mary’s municipal boundary, will have intermittent one-lane closures for gravelling and paving until Saturday, Oct. 27. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 Fax: 902-533-4352 KINGS COUNTY: Hantsport Kates Bridge on Tannery Road in Hantsport will be reduced to one lane for repairs and replacement of the bridge abutments until further notice. A detour is available on Avon Street. ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Highway 104 The intersection of Highway 104 and Beech Hill Road will have a one-lane closure for improvements and repaving until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Traffic will move slowly and traffic control will be marked with signs. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset seven days a week. PICTOU COUNTY: Millers Ford Bridge Millers Ford Bridge over the West River on a connecting road, between Saltsprings Loop and West River East Side Road, will be closed for replacement until Wednesday, Nov. 14. A detour route is provided on Trunk 4 and West River East Side Road. PICTOU COUNTY: West River East Side Road The West River East Side Road near Salt Springs is reduced to one lane for repairs until further notice. Traffic control consists of signals. A wide-load detour route is marked. Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 Fax: 902-835-1860 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 207 Highway 207, from West Lawrencetown Road to Three Fathom Harbour, will have intermittent delays for repaving until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-827-5388 Fax: 902-827-5190 CUMBERLAND COUNTY – Route 209 Route 209, from the Trunk 2/Rte 209 intersection west toward Diligent River, will have one-lane closures for gravelling and paving until Wednesday, Oct. 31. There will be a traffic control person and pilot vehicle on site. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. PICTOU COUNTY: Black Brook Bridge Black Brook Bridge on Route 347 (East River, St. Mary’s) will be closed for replacement until Friday, Nov. 30. A temporary detour is parallel to the existing structure. Motorists are advised to use extreme caution when travelling though construction zone. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Trunk 2 Trunk 2, from Little Bass River to Economy River will have one-lane closures for ditching and paving until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Kearney Lake Road Kearney Lake Road and the Highway 102 northbound exit will have one-lane closures for intersection improvements, signal installation and widening until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Trunk 7 Gaspereaux Brook Bridge on Trunk 7 at Liscomb, will be reduced to one lane for repairs until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of signs and traffic control people. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Some work possible on Saturdays. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 Fax: 902-533-4352 Local Area Office: 902-893-5797 Fax: 902-896-2259 Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184 KINGS COUNTY: Lovett Road Lovett Road from Trunk 1 to Brooklyn Street, will have one-lane closures for gravelling and repaving until Thursday, Nov. 15. Traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Route 201 The width of driving lanes on Route 201 between Paradise Lane and Nictaux Road is being restricted to allow for repaving until Friday, Oct. 26. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. A 20.7 kilometre, wide-load detour is marked through Paradise Lane, Trunk 1, Elliot Connector, Highway 101, Brooklyn Street, Trunk 1, Trunk 10, and Nictaux Road. HANTS COUNTY: Bishopville Road The Bishopville Road will be closed at Highway 101 for construction of the new Highway 101 structure over Bishopville Road until Friday, Nov. 30. Detour route via Rand Street, Bog Road and Old Post Road. Local Area Office: 902-827-5388 Fax: 902-827-5190 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Burnside Drive Burnside Drive, from Commodore Drive to the ramp at Highway 111 and the eastbound ramp from Highway 111 to Burnside Drive, about one kilometre, will have lane closures at various locations and times for widening, gravelling, signal installation, paving and repaving until Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008. Traffic control consist of cones, barriers, signs and traffic control people. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Some weekend work may be involved. Local Area Office: 902-893-5797 Fax: 902-896-2259 Local Area Office: 902-424-6144 Fax: 902-424-0054 Local Area Office: 902-542-6344 Fax: 902-542-6342 Local Area Office: 902-860-5614 Fax: 902-860-5616 ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: McEwan Bridge – Trunk 1 McEwans Bridge over McEwans Brook on Trunk 1, about four kilometres west of Middleton, will be closed for replacement until Monday, Nov. 5. A detour is provided on Mount Hanley Road, Clarence Road and Elliott Road. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 4 Trunk 4, from East Bay west for about four kilometres to the Ski Ben Eoin area, will have one-lane closures until Friday, Nov. 30, for paving and construction of a left-turning lane into the golf and ski area. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-625-4050 Fax: 902-625-0763 Local Area Office: 902-863-0364 Fax: 902-863-7482 Local Area Office: 902-674-2146 Fax: 902-674-2170 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 22 Trunk 22, Louisbourg Highway from Highway 125, Sydney Bypass to Landry Crescent, will have one-lane closures for paving and repairs to guardrails until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Work take place from 7 a.m. to 7:30 pm. Local Area Office: 902-798-6888 Fax: 902-798-2927 Local Area Office: 902-670-1727 Fax: 902-538-8288 Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 Fax: 902-533-4352 Local Area Office: 902-825-4827 Fax: 902-825-3593 Local Area Office: 902-893-5776 Fax: 902-896-2259 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 107 Highway 107, from Little Salmon River Bridge to Exit 18, will have one-lane closures for patching and repaving until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of cones, barriers and traffic control people. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-755-7060 Fax: 902-755-7049 PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104 Detour Beginning Monday, Oct. 22, Highway 104, east of exit 26 near New Glasgow will have a detour in place to allow for the installation of a recreational trail underpass. A 200-metre detour parallel to the highway has been constructed to carry traffic around the work zone. Reduced peed zone signs will be posted and drivers are ti use extra caution in the area. Wide loads will be detoured via Route 347, Park Falls Road and Thorburn Road. The work is scheduled for completion on Monday, Nov. 12. -30- VICTORIA COUNTY: Highway 105 Highway 105, about one kilometre east of Exit 8 for 5.8 kilometers, including ramps at Exit 9 will be reduced to one lane for guardrail and repaving until Oct. 31. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-674-2146 Fax: 902-674-2170 HANTS COUNTY: Trunk 1 Trunk 1, from Ardoise School Road west to the St. Croix River Bridge, will have one-lane closures for repaving until Thursday, Nov. 15. Traffic control consists of cones. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Trunk 16 Trunk 16, from the intersection at Larrys River Road north to Church Street, will have intermittent one-lane closures for patching and repaving until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday and occasionally, Saturdays. 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Bengal man kills wife for giving birth to girl

first_imgKolkata: A 28-year-old man has been arrested in West Bengal’s Paschim Midnapore district for strangulating his wife to death after she gave birth to a girl child, police said on Thursday. “Lakshmipriya Jana, 25, was killed on Wednesday night. Her husband Shintu Jana has been held for interrogation,” a police officer said. The victim’s family has lodged a complaint mentioning domestic violence, repeated harassment over dowry and also about giving birth to a girl child, the officer added.last_img

Maroc Telecom to buy over UAEs Etisalat affiliates in Africa

Rabat – Morocco’s telecom operator “Maroc Telecom” announced this Monday it has reached an agreement with UAE’s Etisalat to buy over the UAE company’s units in Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Gabon, Niger, Central African Republic and Togo. The USD 650-million deal, which also includes Prestige Telecom in Cote d’Ivoire, which provides IT services to the operations of Etisalat in these countries, will allow Maroc Telecom to take control over Etisalat’s participation in these companies as well as shareholders’ loans.The deal is subject to several conditions, particularly the conclusion of Etisalat’s purchase of Vivendi’s participation in Maroc Telecom and the approval of the nine African countries’ authorities, said Maroc Telecom in a release. Etisalat agreed in November to acquire Vivendi’s 53 percent stake in Maroc Telecom in the Middle East’s largest takeover of a phone carrier.Maroc Telecom group posted in the first quarter of 2014 a consolidated turnover of 7.2 billion Moroccan DH, a growth of 0.4 pc compared to the same period of 2013.Etisalat had announced a consolidated net profit of 2 billion Emirates Dirhams in the first quarter of 2014, compared to 1.8 billion Emirati dirhams in the same period of 2013. read more

Thousands of Returning Moroccans Overwhelm Ceuta Border

Granada – Thousands of Moroccans living abroad (MREs) returning to Morocco for Eid al-Adha overwhelmed the Moroccan border with Ceuta over the weekend.As many as 295,000 Moroccans have returned to Morocco from Spain for the summer holidays since July 15, when Spain’s Operation Strait Passage (OPE) began. Each year, OPE facilitates the return of Maghrebis to their home countries.The weekend saw the operation’s busiest days as many Moroccans returned home for the Eid of sacrifice. Muslim families celebrate together God’s provision of a lamb for Ibrahim by sacrifcing a ram or goat. Lines of vehicles waiting to cross from Ceuta into Morocco inundated the border on Saturday, August 10. Many Moroccans had come across the Strait of Gibraltar from Algeciras to Ceuta by ferry. In Algeciras, some ferries left more than 30 minutes after their scheduled departure due to the large volume of vehicles.Officials anticipated the large influx of MREs, and there were no incidents reported in connection with the delays at Algeciras.Read also: Spain to Implement Facial Recognition Technology at Ceuta Border In 1982, an “avalanche” of vehicles and people descending on Algeciras to take the ferry to Ceuta led the Spanish government to implement special plans for dealing with the numbers. In Algeciras, the government set up a special parking lot for vehicles waiting to board the ferry. Upon arrival in Ceuta, officials segmented vehicles into groups of 100 to navigate from the port to the border with Morocco.In Morocco, the government prepares annually for the return of MREs with Operation Marhaba. The operation coordinates the smoothe arrival of hundreds of thousands of Moroccans returning home for the summer holidays from Europe.Last month, the Spanish interior minister, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, said Marhaba was an “example of good coordination between the different public administrations and between neighboring countries.” read more

TSX rises BlackBerry slides commodities decline amid strong data

The Toronto stock market was slightly higher Monday while BlackBerry stock continued to sell off amid collapsing sales and commodities failed to benefit from strong manufacturing data out of China and Europe.The S&P/TSX composite index rose 11.76 points to 12,818.23 with strength coming from the telecom sector as the major domestic players put down a deposit to take part in Canada’s next wireless spectrum auction in January but there were no foreign participants.BlackBerry shares were down 38 cents or 4.2 per cent to $8.70 after plunging more than 16 per cent Friday after the Waterloo, Ont.-based company warned of a huge second-quarter loss of almost $1 billion amid plunging sales of its new smartphones. It’s also slashing about 4,500 jobs. BlackBerry releases its quarterly results Friday.Monday’s further deterioration in BlackBerry’s stock price came amid a number of downgrades, including RBC Capital Markets which cut the stock to underperform from sector perform.It was a much different story at Apple. Its stock rose four per cent to US$485.72 after it said shoppers had snapped up nine million of the newest iPhones since the devices rolled out Friday.The Canadian dollar was up 0.09 of a cent to 97.19 cents US.Losses on American markets gained momentum after the president of the Atlanta Federal Reserve, Dennis Lockhard, said that data show the employment dynamics of the U.S. economy are slower, with fewer firms expanding employment and fewer people quitting work to find new opportunities.The Dow Jones industrials down 34.62 points to 15,416.47 while the  Nasdaq declined 14.64 points to 3,760.09 and the S&P 500 index slipped 7.91 points to 1,702.On the TSX, the telecom sector rose 0.8 per cent as Telus (TSX:T), Bell Mobility (TSX:BCE), Rogers Communications (TSX:RCI.B) and Quebecor’s Videotron (TSX:QBR.B) were among the prominent telecom companies that have put down a deposit to take part in Canada’s wireless spectrum auction next January. Industry Canada says that a total of 15 participants have put down the deposit for the auction next Jan. 14. None of the 15 are foreign companies. Rogers led the pack, up 73 cents to $45.57.Commodity prices were lower despite signs that the world’s second biggest economy is gradually recovering from a prolonged slowdown.The preliminary version of HSBC’s purchasing managers’ index for China climbed to a six month high of 51.2 from 50.1 in August on a 100-point scale. Numbers above 50 indicate an expansion in activity.The eurozone composite purchasing managers’ index, a gauge of business activity across the manufacturing and services sectors published by financial information company Markit, rose for the sixth month running to a 27-month high of 52.1 points in September from 51.5 in August.The base metals sector rose one per cent as December copper lost three cents to US$3.29 a pound. Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) climbed 34 cents to $28.66.The gold sector was up 0.7 per cent while December bullion declined $8.60 to US$1,323.90 an ounce. Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) rose 24 cents to $19.35.November crude on the New York Mercantile Exchange dropped $1.25 to US$103.50 a barrel. Prices fell almost four per cent last week amid dealmaking aimed at eliminating Syria’s chemical weapons and the energy sector dipped 0.45 per cent.  Cenovus Energy (TSX:CVE) fell 35 cents to $30.34.Investors are now turning their focus to the U.S., where the possibility of a government shutdown looms amid negotiations to raise the debt ceiling.U.S. Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke said last week that concerns over the latest fiscal showdown was a factor in the central bank’s decision to maintain its asset purchase program. The Fed surprised markets by not announcing that it would start tapering its monthly US$85 billion of bond purchases.Elsewhere on the corporate front, Calgary-based fertilizer producer Agrium Inc. (TSX:AGU) says its third-quarter results will be negatively affected by soft prices and lower sales volumes in its wholesale operations. It says wholesale earnings before interest and tax will be about $200 million lower than in the same period last year.Agrium also said it will increase its dividend by 50 per cent to US$3 a share per year but its shares fell $2.90 to $90.60.Overseas, London’s FTSE 100 index declined 0.45 per cent, Frankfurt’s DAX was down 0.34 per cent and the Paris CAC 40 dropped 0.54 per cent. read more

Siemens introduces electro mobility solutions for underground mining

first_imgExpanding its portfolio of electrification, automation and digitalisation solutions for the mining industry, Siemens has introduced a new drive system for underground mining vehicles, “providing a dedicated power range and performance for higher levels of productivity, safety and return on investment.”The high-efficiency electric drive system includes Siemens robust and proven propulsion and auxiliary inverters, established control hard- and software as well as optional energy storage solutions. At the heart of Siemens’ drive train is the high-efficient PEM Motor typically connected to the wheels with a planetary type gearbox. This PEM motor, which is suitable for difficult mining conditions achieves a higher efficiency of up to 97% in operating-speed range compared to the efficiency of standard induction motors of similar size. With these components working together, the haul truck’s braking energy can be intelligently harnessed and stored for electric propulsion.“To mine raw material, which is situated much deeper below the surface, the current trend is shifting from surface mining to underground mining, thus requiring market-specific solutions that not only ensure a high yield of return on investment, but also ensures added safety for the health of miners,” says Daniel Robertson, Business Manager, Mobile Mining, Siemens. “Our new powertrain offers a greater power to ground ratio, thus providing higher haul truck productivity to transport more tonnes raw material per energy unit,” says Robertson.By shifting from a pure diesel-mechanic to a diesel-electric configuration, mine owners and operators can significantly reduce mine ventilation costs, often the biggest expense for underground mines. This also increases access to adjacent ore bodies that may not have been feasible before. The conversion from pure diesel trucks to diesel electric trucks should be considered as a necessary precursor to apply fully electric vehicles in underground mining in the not so far future.The new drive system is currently in development on a 60 t articulated underground haul truck application, yet more than 1,000 mining-duty powertrain systems are deployed globally in the open pit mining market which includes all-electric excavators and various haul truck applications. As many UG vehicles have similar power and propulsion requirements, Siemens plans to expand its development activities for other loading and transport applications in underground mining.last_img read more

Google CEO Promises Fix for Blasphemous Cheeseburger Emoji

first_img As defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary, a cheeseburger is a “hamburger topped with a slice of cheese.”Yet Google has been building burger emojis upside down for years.Over the weekend, eagle-eyed media analyst Thomas Baekdal pointed out the tech titan’s mistake. I think we need to have a discussion about how Google’s burger emoji is placing the cheese underneath the burger, while Apple puts it on top pic.twitter.com/PgXmCkY3Yc— Thomas Baekdal (@baekdal) October 28, 2017Apple takes a traditional approach, placing tomato and cheese slices atop the patty. Google, meanwhile, erroneously uses the melted Muenster to cushion the meat at the base.Frankly, they’re both wrong: It goes bun, lettuce, pickles (I don’t like raw tomato), sauce, cheese, patty, bun. Simple.Put the cheese on the bottom, and you’re just asking for a soggy, doughy mess crumbling between your fingers. You might as well just order a plate of cauliflower and call it a day.So egregious is Google’s error that CEO Sundar Pichai stepped in on Sunday, promising to “drop everything” to address the cheeseburger issue, assuming everyone can agree on the correct ordering.The hamburger emoji (also known as “burger” and “cheeseburger”) was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010, and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015. Individual companies can decide how they want to render each pictograph.Not all cheeseburgers are created equal (via Emojipedia)Microsoft, Facebook, and Twitter, for instance, get it right with their Five Guys approach: lettuce, tomato, cheese, and patty, sandwiched between two buns. Served up with an abundance of salted fries, and a whipped cream-topped milkshake to boot.Everyone seems to have their own take on the cheeseburger emoji; like snowflakes, no two burger emoticons are the same.Samsung takes a page from Google’s misguided playbook, placing the cheese on top of the lettuce and sending chills down the spine. The bold HTC includes two patties, allowing for optimum separation of cheese and lettuce (though the top-to-bottom-bun ratio is all sorts of off).Ever send a cheeseburger emoji in WhatsApp? The intricate image includes what looks like mayonnaise and ketchup spread over cheese, with a salad underneath the meat.I expect Pichai is hard at work already, gathering a team of burger connoisseurs to put their heads together and remake that dreadful excuse for a cheeseburger.While they’re at it, maybe Google should take a closer look at some of its other emojis: Stay on target Hmmmm, Google, this is not how beer works pic.twitter.com/rLsmThcLKM— Thomas Fuchs (@thomasfuchs) October 29, 2017Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Study: People Who Use Emojis Have More Sex (Kinda)’Emoji House’ Feud Turns Calif. Neighborhood Pink With Rage last_img read more

Mourinho snaps at female reporter

first_imgManchester United manager Jose Mourinho snapped at a female reporter’s question after his team’s defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday.The United gaffer could only watch in despair as his team were beaten 3-2 by Chris Hughton’s Brighton.First half goals from Glenn Murray, Shane Duffy and Pascal Gross ensured that Brighton took all three points at the Amex Stadium to pile more pressure on Jose Mourinho.And the strain clearly got to him during a routine interview with beIN Sport reporter Carrie Brown after the full-time whistle.Mourinho gave short shrift to the first question put to him about how the game had gone, saying: “We made mistakes, and we were punished by the mistakes” according to Daily Mail.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.Brown attempted to ask about the level of cohesiveness between his players, asking if it was a fair assessment to suggest the squad was struggling for communication and chemistry on the pitch.The United boss took issue with the question, answering back sarcastically: “You must be fantastic in your job to have the ability to speak about chemistry between players.”Despite the reaction she got from the United manager, Carrie decided to ask one final question, only for her to receive the same cold and short reply.Brown took to Twitter to deliver her own reaction to the bizarre footage, reposting the brief clip with a shrugging emoji.Mourinho has endured a not so positive start to the season and has criticized the club’s board for lack of transfer additions and the lack of senior players during preseason.last_img read more

Drip irrigation project targeting food security

first_imgPhoto credit: Norman Grindley Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKingston, Jamaica, December 25, 2016 – Government is moving to safeguard Jamaica’s food security against the impact of climate change through the Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI) drip irrigation project.   Agricultural Specialist with the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), which implements REDI, Vincent Thompson, tells JIS News that the project is an “aggressive approach” to minimizing the debilitating effects of climate change on agriculture.Mr. Thompson says despite Jamaica not experiencing extreme drought conditions this year, as prevailed in 2015 resulting in hiked food prices due to reduced outputs, the Government is endeavoring to be proactive in safeguarding the nation’s food supply.  This, he adds, due to the unpredictable nature of climate change.  Mr. Thompson reports that phases one and two of the project, undertaken in 2014 and 2015, respectively, have positively impacted nearly 1,160 farmers in 13 communities in St. Catherine, St. Thomas, Trelawny, Manchester and South St. Elizabeth.The farmers were provided with irrigation lines, drip kits, 1,000-gallon water storage tanks and harvesting implements.  They were also exposed to innovative farming techniques, food safety practices, business management, record keeping and marketing strategies.   The beneficiaries, who are members of the National Irrigation Commission (NIC) Limited Water Users Association, were provided with water from NIC pumping stations, such as the facility in New Forest, Manchester, and guided on efficient irrigation methodologies.Phase three will benefit 690 farmers in the South St. Elizabeth communities of Tryall, Red Bank, Ballards Valley, Essex Valley, Flagaman and Top Hill, where the fustigation technique was introduced to increase outputs.  Fertigation is the injection of fertilizers, soil additives and other water-soluble inputs into an irrigation system.  This is then applied directly to the plant root for optimal delivery of nutrients.“The farmers used to apply the fertilizer on the surface of the soil which, often, the nitrogenic factor in the fertilizer is volatilized by sunlight. Now, they are able to apply liquid fertilizer through the drip lines. So now they can reduce the cost of production, because they are better able to utilize fertilizers using fertigation,” he further states.Drip irrigation, Mr. Thompson contends, has significantly increased crop yields where utilized.  “We have found that, overall, our farmers in South St. Elizabeth (in particular) have been able to achieve up to (a) 60 per cent increase,” he says.  “With climate change, no one can predict when we are going to have drought, heavy rainfall or flooding. By providing the farmers with drip irrigation equipment during the dry season, they are better able to plan their production so we don’t have any shortages. (As a result) we (hope to) have a consistent supply of produce (from here, onwards),” he adds.Among the crops grown in St. Elizabeth are tomato, sweet pepper, scallion, thyme, watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew melon, as well as pumpkin, hot pepper, broccoli and cauliflower.  Mr. Thompson points out that a key advantage of drip irrigation is that farmers now have greater control of production.  “We can mitigate the effects of climate change, especially when we are going through a dry spell. We are actually changing the way in which farmers (cultivate),” he says.The drip irrigation project is also being carried out in the agro park communities of Colbeck, St. Catherine; Plantain Garden River, St. Thomas; and Braco, Trelawny, as part of the Government’s Onion Production Project targeting produce for the domestic market.The REDI project is being implemented with World Bank funding support totaling US$15 million, with additional financing of US$2.5 million from the Government and through community contributions.  The project, which started in 2010 and ends in July 2017, aims to improve market access for micro and small-scale rural agricultural producers, as well as tourism product and service providers, through grants to support infrastructural development. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Related Items:last_img read more