Navarro heats up late, lifts San Sebastian past EAC

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ryan Costelo also had a hand in the victory, unfurling all but one of his 11 markers in the fourth quarter, on top of two dimes and two steals.Michael Calisaan still was able to top San Sebastian in scoring with 19 points and two rebounds despite being ejected at the 1:14 mark of the third quarter for incurring two unsportsmanlike fouls against Sidney Onwubere.RK Ilagan also went 3-of-5 from beyond the arc to wound up with 12 markers, five boards, and three assists.“The good thing about this is we’re hoping we could sustain this. We’re ok being 4-4 this year compared last year that we only got one win in the first round,” said Macaraya.Onwubere topped the skidding EAC (3-5) with 22 points, 14 rebounds, five assists, and five blocks, while Munsayac had 16 markers in the Generals’ third straight defeat.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netRenzo Navarro drilled the big plays late as San Sebastian slipped past Emilio Aguinaldo College, 75-73 in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The diminutive playmaker scored all of his five points in the final minute, drilling the huge corner three and following it up with a reverse to give the Golden Stags a 74-70 lead with 13.8 seconds to play.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Mayweather warns of hefty fine if McGregor kicks him in their fight Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claimcenter_img The Scores:SAN SEBASTIAN 75 – Calisaan 19, Ilagan 12, Costelo 11, Calma 10, Gayosa 5, Navarro 5, Are 4, David 2, Baetiong 2, Mercado 2, Valdez 2, Bulanadi 1, Quipse 0, Capobres 0.EAC 73 – Onwubere 22, Munsayac 16, Guzman 10, Garcia 7, I. Mendoza 6, Diego 4, Bugarin 4, Bautista 3, Pascua 1, J. Mendoza 0, Corilla 0, Neri 0.Quarters: 17-16, 40-37, 50-53, 75-73. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul MOST READ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Jerome Garcia tried to salvage the game with a corner three with 9.7 ticks left to cut the deficit down to one, but Allyn Bulanadi could only muster a split from the free throw line in the last 7.5 seconds.Unfortunately, Francis Munsayac panicked in the waning seconds and passed the ball to Jervin Guzman, whose jumper rimmed out at the buzzer to hand the win to San Sebastian.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“I imagined all of our games to be close, but at times, we fall short in the end. This time, we’re glad that we’re the ones to come out on top,” said coach Egay Macaraya.Navarro also contributed four assists and three rebounds in the win for the Golden Stags, who bounce back and even their record at 4-4. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the way, Bucks win Mike Budenholzer’s return

first_imgIs Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “It’s good to come back and see some familiar faces where you worked for five years,” Budenholzer said. “I think to check that box and for the team to play well and execute is good. We’ll move on.”The Bucks are soaring, thanks mostly to the 6-foot-11, 242-pound Antetokounmpo, who scored 14 on free throws and had two dazzling assists early in the fourth. He first smothered Trae Young to steal the ball and feed George Hill for a 3-pointer that made it 104-90, before adding a no-look drop pass on D.J. Wilson’s layup for a 16-point lead. He later hit a couple of jumpers to make it a 15-point advantage.Milwaukee has won 12 of 15 dating to Dec. 14. The Bucks began the day outscoring opponents by an NBA-leading 9.1 points per game.Antetokounmpo showed no ill effects after sitting out Friday with right quadriceps soreness and a left hip contusion.Young finished with 26 points, and DeAndre’ Bembry added 18 for Atlanta, which dropped to 13-30. The Hawks have dropped six of eight. Their 24 turnovers led to 34 points for Milwaukee.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UP NEXTBucks: Host Miami on Tuesday.Hawks: Host Oklahoma City on Tuesday. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ Magic rally in fourth quarter to beat Rockets Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Middleton finished with 17 points and 11 rebounds to help the Bucks improve to 30-12, second-best in the NBA. Coming off a loss at Washington that Antetokounmpo missed with injuries, Milwaukee is 12-0 following a defeat and remained the league’s only team not to drop consecutive games.Budenholzer, making his first appearance at State Farm Arena since leaving the Hawks after last season, wished his former team well as it rebuilds with youngsters John Collins, Trae Young, Kevin Huerter and Omari Spellman. “It’s a recurring problem, but I’d like to think guys are just trying to make plays,” the Hawks’ Kevin Huerter said. “We were being a little careless with the ball on some possessions.”TIP-INSBucks: Antetokounmpo did a postgame jersey exchange with 41-year-old Hawks F Vince Carter. “I’m a big fan of his,” Antetokounmpo said. “He’s done great things for this league.”… G Malcolm Brogdon scored 14 points and missed just his second free throw in 86 free-throw attempts this season. … Middleton began the day averaging 20.4 points over his previous eight games.Hawks: F Taurean Prince, the team’s third-leading scorer, returned after missing the last 18 games with a left ankle sprain. On a minutes restriction, Prince had seven points and five rebounds in 11 minutes. … G Kent Bazemore, the team’s second-leading scorer, has missed eight straight games with a right ankle injury.NO REGRETSBudenholzer said “change and moving is part of life” when asked before the game about leaving the Hawks. Calling it “a heck of a five years,” Budenholzer wasn’t looking back with animosity following a 24-58 finish last season.He was the NBA Coach of the Year in his second season, leading Atlanta to 60 wins and its first appearance in the Eastern Conference finals. When principal owner Tony Ressler bought the team and Danny Ferry was out as general manager, Budenholzer added president of basketball operations to his title, but the Hawks made three bad moves that set the organization back and precipitated the rebuild.Al Horford and Paul Millsap, two model team leaders, left as free agents after the Hawks decided not to trade them. In between those gaffes, the team signed mercurial center Dwight Howard to a three-year, $70.5 million contract and dealt him away after one ill-fit season.Budenholzer said he loves his job with the Bucks and wishes the Hawks well.“A rebuild — it’s a tough job to be the owner in a rebuild, to be a GM to be a coach. These are tough jobs, and so I don’t know who the right coach is,” he said. “And I think they feel great about where they are and that’s important for them. They have their direction they know where they’re going. I’m obviously very happy with our team, our front office and our roster. I’m very excited about where I am.” SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion View comments “We played a little bit harder, moved the ball and we did a better job of rebounding,” Antetokounmpo said. “Running and getting to our spots, knocking down shots. That’s it.”Antetokounmpo scored 33 points, Eric Bledsoe added 24 points and 10 assists, and Milwaukee beat the Hawks 133-114 on Sunday in Mike Budenholzer’s return to Atlanta.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars Atlanta Hawks guard Vince Carter (15) works against Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)ATLANTA — Giannis Antetokounmpo had just one rebound in the first half as the Bucks lost the battle of the boards by 16.Milwaukee took charge of the game in the second half with Khris Middleton and Antetokounmpo exerting their will in the paint.ADVERTISEMENT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LATEST STORIES SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviñolast_img read more

U-17 Women’s Championship: Where to Watch Live Telecast, Match Timings, Team Details

first_img FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2020footballindian footballU-17 Women’s Championship First Published: November 11, 2019, 5:55 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow 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. A four-team U-17 Women’s Championship is taking place in Kalyani, West Bengal, starting on Monday. Organised by Football Sports Development Limited and Reliance Foundation, the tournament is aimed at helping India select players for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2020.There are four teams competing in the tournament, namely Panthers, Tigresses, Lionesses and Cheetahs. The matches will take place in a round-robin format before the final is played between the top two teams. A total of 73 players will be pitted against each other as part of the four teams, with each team having a five-member support staff consisting of a head coach, assistant coach, goakeeper coach, physio and team manager.The final of the tournament will be played on November 17, Sunday.Here are all the teams and their coaching staff:LIONESSES:Goalkeepers: Manju Ganjhu, Adrija Sarkhel;Defenders: Purnima Kumari, Nirmala Devi Phanjoubam, Kritina Devi Thounaojam, Kiran, Daisy Crasto;Midfielders: Astam Oraon, Priyangka Devi Naorem, Priyanka Sujeesh Pottekkat, Poonam, Sunita Munda, Babina Devi Lisham;Forwards: Shilky Devi Hemam, Mariyammal Balamurugan, Sumati Kumari, Lynda Kom Serto, Sai Sankhe.Head Coach: Alex AmbroseTIGERESSES:Goalkeepers: Manisha, Lavanya Nithiyanandam, Tanu;Defenders: Nisha, Naketa, Lhingneilam Kipgen, Mekola Devi, Jyoti Kumari, Linda Chanu Heirangkhongjam;Midfielders: Martina Thokchom, Anju, Nitu Linda, Amisha Baxla, Aveka Singh;Forwards: Karen Estrocio, Manisha NaikHead Coach: Priya PVPANTHERS:Goalkeepers: Tanvi Mavani, Anjali Barke;Defenders: Ruthy Lalrinmawii, Shilpaben Revabhai Thakur, Anamika. D, Theerthalakshmi. E, Sudha Tirkey, Sangeeta Das, Antrika;Midfielders: L Rejiya, Shubhangi Satish Singh, Megna. A, Gladys Zonunsangi, Clency Miranda;Forwards: Sreelakshmi.A, Laxmi Mandavi, Lalnunsiami, Sanika Patil, Pristy C.A, RajatHead Coach: Subhash ChakrabortyCHEETAHS:Goalkeepers: Anshika, Vruddhi Raisinghani;Defenders: Reet Kashyap, Saraswati Kumari, W Thoibi, K. Durga, Kamna, Ritu;Midfielders: Sanfida Nongrum, Kago Assung , Arya V, PC Lalhmingmawii, Madhubala Alawe, Dristi Pant;Forwards: Sunalinda Lawren, Priyanka Kashyap, Malavika P, Flani Costa, Harmilan KaurHead Coach: Oinam Bembem DeviWhen and where to watch all the matches?All the matches will be telecast live on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD. The matches will be live streamed on and Hotstar app for premium users.Here is the full schedule of the matches:last_img read more

Organisers hail unprecedented viewership for CPL T20

first_imgCaribbean Premier League (CPL) organisers have announced that the Twenty20 cricket tournament has exceeded global viewership figures for the just concluded season, with a nearly 44 percent increase over the previous year.According to figures, this year’s tournament enjoyed an audience of 134 million, a significant rise over the 93 million viewers that tuned in for the 2015 edition, reports CMC.Viewing numbers have steadily risen from 36 million in the inaugural year in 2013 and the 66 million recorded for the 2014 event.”Today is a proud day and further evidence of the rising international stature of the Hero CPL not just in the Americas, but across the UK, India, Middle East and beyond,” CPL’s Chief Executive Damien O’Donohoe said on Thursday.”The release of these global viewership figures are a tremendous boost, not just for the game of cricket in the Caribbean, but for each of the local tourism boards and our loyal sponsors who invest so much in the development and marketing of the game.”Several broadcast markets also enjoyed a significant boost in viewing numbers. In India, there was a doubling of viewership from 44 million to 82 million while in the United Kingdom, numbers grew from 548 000 in 2015 to 2.5 million.In the US, where matches were played for the first time in Florida, there was an increase from 694,000 to 743,000.O’Donohoe pointed out that the figures were also a reflection of a successful year for West Indies cricket and said organisers would continue to build on the quality product for 2017.”The profile of West Indies cricket has never been higher and 2016 was a memorable year with the men’s senior and Under-19 sides, as well as the women’s team, enjoying international success in the first half of the year,” he noted.advertisement”From the tournament’s inception back in 2013, we were determined to showcase the very best of what the Caribbean has to offer, both on and off the field, and we believe that the growth of the biggest party in sport in 2016 has further enhanced this reputation.”Jamaica Tallawahs are the reigning CPL champions after defeating Guyana Amazon Warriors by nine wickets in the final in August at St. Kitts.last_img read more

India reign supreme in Kabaddi Masters, clinch title with easy win

first_imgBy Tapan Mohanta Dubai, Jun 30 (PTI) Putting up yet another superlative show, India thrashed Iran 44-26 to emerge champions of the six-nation Kabaddi Masters Dubai, here today. In a battle between the top two sides of the world, the three-time world champions did not give Iran any ground to recover with captain Ajay Thakur (nine points) and youngster Monu Goyat (six) leading the raid charts. India inflicted two all-outs on Iran, en route the massive victory. The final had its share of hiccups as lights went off, disrupting the match for 10 minutes in the first half, while in the second half Iran captain Amirhossein Maleki, who came in as a substitute, claimed “rough play” by the Indians but referee dismissed the protests. Both the teams last met in the World Cup 2016 final in Ahmedabad with Thakur playing a key role in handing them a slender nine-point victory. Having given the captaincy baton in this Asian Games build-up meet, Thakur was all over the mat with his superb raiding skills. India’s defence was also excellent with Surjeet Singh returning with seven tackle points. The captain drew the first blood with a running touch to send Mohammad Naseri to the bench. India however lost the early momentum after the power disruption to slip from being 15-5 to 18-11 at the break. The biggest positive for Iran in the closing stage of first-half was when they were able to evict Thakur with Mohammad Maghsoudlou’s fine attempt. But they could not keep Thakur away as India once again forced their way back after the changeover, displaying top-class raiding as well as defensive skills.advertisement India coach Srinivas Reddy gave young Goyat a start in place of a lacklustre Pradeep Narwal. Iran however took a bold decision to keep captain Amirhossein Maleki out of the team as both the teams made one change each. The six-nation invitational tournament was organised by International Kabaddi Federation in association with Star Sports and Dubai Sports Council. PTI TAP ATATlast_img read more

Kane in doubt for Man Utd clash – Pochettino

first_imgHarry Kane Spurs star Kane in doubt for Man United clash – Pochettino Sacha Pisani Last updated 2 years ago 10:06 10/26/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) HarryKane-cropped Getty Images Harry Kane Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur Manchester United Premier League Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United Tottenham Hotspur West Ham United League Cup The Tottenham boss played it coy when asked if his star striker will face the Red Devils this weekend Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino revealed star Harry Kane is no certainty to face Manchester United on Saturday after missing the Carabao Cup midweek.Kane, 24, sat out Tottenham’s shock 3-2 loss to West Ham on Wednesday, having spearheaded Spurs against Real Madrid and Liverpool.Spurs 12/5 to beat United with dabblebet Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The Premier League’s leading scorer – in pursuit of a third consecutive Golden Boot – was seemingly rested, though it appears there could have been more to Kane’s absence at Wembley ahead of Tottenham’s blockbuster trip to Old Trafford.”We’ll see, we’ll see,” Pochettino told beIN Sports when asked if Kane would face United after Spurs surrendered a 2-0 half-time lead against West Ham.”We need to assess the team because we were forced to rotate for different reasons and we’ll see what happens in the next few days.”Tottenham and United are level on 20 points after nine matches, five adrift of leaders Manchester City, though Jose Mourinho’s men are second on goal difference.Kane continues to lead the way for Tottenham this season with eight Premier League goals and 11 in his past eight matches in all competitions, having netted a brace in the 4-1 rout of Liverpool last week.last_img read more

10 months agoPhilippe Sandler delighted with Man City debut

first_imgPhilippe Sandler delighted with Man City debutby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePhilippe Sandler was delighted to make his debut for Manchester City in yesterday’s FA Cup win over Rotherham.The Dutch defender, who was played at centre-half, featured as a second-half substitute for the 7-0 thumping.Sandler said, “I always play there. Honestly, I have never been in the midfield. Why now? I stood there during the training session. Sending passes. Since I’ve been here, I try to develop as a central defender. “Vincent Kompany helps me enormously. I learn a lot from him. “I do not know if I will get another chance again soon. I especially want to be completely fit first.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

How to watch England & Portugal on US TV

first_imgThe UEFA Nations League Finals will be underway on June 5 and June 6, contested by the four group winners of the Nations League Group A. The mini-tournament will consist of two semi-finals, a third place play-off, and the final to determine the inaugural champions of the UEFA Nations League.This year, Portugal will face off against Switzerland at Estadio do Dragao in Porto and Netherlands are to battle it out against England at Estadio D. Afonso Henrique, Guimaraes.Both the final and third-place play-off will be played on June 9. If the scores are level at the end of normal time, 30 minutes of extra time is played followed by a possible penalty shootout. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Below are the US channels for the two games… What US TV channel is Portugal vs Switzerland on? Newly-crowned European champions such as Jordan Henderson and Trent Alexander-Arnold will face off against their Liverpool team-mates Virgil van Dijk and Georginio Wijnaldum in the second semi-final, and could be set to lift another piece of silverware in just a matter of days following their Champions League victory.England captain Harry Kane and UCL final runner-up with Tottenham is set to captain the Three Lions following an extended injury layoff that caused him to miss a chunk of the end of the season.Portugal vs Switzerland will be televised in the US on Univision NOW and Univision Deportes on June 5 at 2:45pm BST. Subscribers to ESPN 2 and Univision will also be able to watch the game on the website.A live text commentary of Portugal vs Switzerland can followed on Goal here.What US TV channel is Netherlands vs England on? Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo, meanwhile, has been called up to the Portugal squad to face Switzerland.Netherlands vs England  will be televised in the US on Univision NOW and Univision Deportes on June 5 at 2:45pm BST. Subscribers to ESPN 2 and Univision will also be able to watch the game on the website.A live text commentary of Netherlands vs England can followed on Goal here.last_img read more

Paul Finebaum Reacts To Dabo Swinney’s “Osama bin Dabo” Quote

first_img “This is an unacceptable comparison by Dabo and distasteful to the memories of the many lives lost and impacted by 9/11,” Finebaum said.This is an unacceptable comparison by Dabo and distasteful to the memories of the many lives lost and impacted by 9/11.— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) June 11, 2019Swinney’s comment came from an appearance on “Basketball & Beyond with Coach K” in February.David Hood of unearthed the comment while listening to the interview and wrote about it this week.“I think it was all fun and games early on. It was, ‘Aww, isn’t that sweet’ and all that stuff. I don’t know about walls, but I am kinda like Osama bin Dabo,” Swinney said, with a laugh. “I have to navigate my way through the caves and back channels too make my way through Alabama these days. They aren’t happy to see me, but it’s all good. It’s a good problem.”Dabo made the comments in jest, but reaction fans from around the country weren’t happy.We’ll have to wait and see if Dabo comments further. clemson head coach dabo swinney celebrates during national titleSANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers looks on during warm ups prior to the CFP National Championship against the Alabama Crimson Tide presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)Earlier this week, a quote from Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney about his home state of Alabama went viral for its interesting contest.Swinney compared himself to Osama bin Laden – yes, seriously.Not long after the comments were unearthed, they quickly went made the rounds on social media.SEC analyst and ESPN personality Paul Finebaum was not happy with Dabo’s “distasteful” comments.last_img read more

Teenager to sing O Canada in Cree before Blue Jays game

first_imgTORONTO — Kiya Bruno will sing O Canada in Cree before the Toronto Blue Jays host the Kansas City Royals this afternoon at Rogers Centre.The 13-year-old from Samson Cree Nation in northern Alberta is singing as part of the Blue Jays’ celebration of National Indigenous People’s Day.It’s the first time the national anthem has been sung in Cree at Rogers Centre.Olivia Tookate, a 16-year-old from Attawapiskat First Nation in northern Ontario will be throwing out the first pitch.last_img

Central African Republic must do more to protect human rights of displaced

The country has been beset by widespread fighting and armed banditry in recent years, with some 200,000 Central Africans either internally displaced by the fighting or forced to live as refugees in neighbouring Chad and Cameroon. The precarious conditions in which over 100,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) still find themselves is a result of the conflict in the north, as well as abuses committed by dangerous criminal groups who are free to act with total impunity, Walter Kaelin, the Secretary-General’s Representative on the human rights of IDPs, said in a press release following a three-day visit to the country. In mid-2008, the Government struck an agreement with the rebel groups known as the Union of Democratic Forces for Unity (UFDR) and the Popular Army for the Restoration of Democracy (APRD) after talks in Libreville, Gabon, facilitated by that country’s President, El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba. “Signing the peace accords and holding the inclusive political dialogue mark considerable advances in the quest for peace and stability in the Central African Republic,” said Mr. Kaelin.“These steps allow it to now vigorously put in place durable solutions for internally displaced persons.”He stressed that CAR authorities have the responsibility to take specific measures allowing the displaced to exercise their right to return, as well as their right to security, food, housing, health care, education and participation in public life.During his stay in Bangui, the CAR capital, the Representative met with the Prime Minister, other ministers responsible for issues linked to IDPs, political/military movements, and representatives of the UN, donors and civil society. 12 February 2009An independent United Nations human rights expert today deplored the instability facing tens of thousands of vulnerable people uprooted by violence in the north of the Central African Republic (CAR), calling on local authorities to take action to protect the displaced. read more

United Airlines pays less at the pump earns more on the bottom

by The Associated Press Posted Oct 23, 2014 6:22 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email United Airlines pays less at the pump, earns more on the bottom line as 3Q profit soars CHICAGO – United Airlines appears to be hitting its stride after struggling to make a 2010 merger pay off.The airline’s formula is lower fuel prices and more revenue for every mile that passengers fly.United Continental Holdings Inc. said Thursday that third-quarter net income soared to $924 million, or $2.37 per share, compared with $379 million a year earlier.But the Chicago company’s shares fell in morning trading as analysts expressed disappointment with part of a fourth-quarter forecast. United said that revenue for every seat flown one mile, a closely watched figure in the airline business, would range between down 1 per cent and up 1 per cent.Stifel, Nicolaus & Co. analyst Joseph DeNardi said the forecast surprised investors because Delta predicted flat to 2 per cent growth in the same figure. United said it was competing against a ticket-sales gain that it recorded in last year’s fourth quarter.In trading shortly after the opening bell, United shares were down $2.02, or 4.1 per cent, to $47.09.Excluding special items, the company said it earned a record adjusted profit of $1.1 billion, or $2.75 per share, in the third quarter. Analysts, who usually exclude items, expected $2.70 per share.Revenue rose 3.3 per cent to $10.56 billion, matching the forecast of analysts, according to a FactSet survey. It helped that so-called ancillary revenue rose 10.9 per cent as the average passenger paid more than $22 per trip in fees for things such as checked bags and more legroom.Fuel spending fell 4.1 per cent, as the company paid $3.02 per gallon, a dime less than last summer. The figures included United Express regional flights.United has been plagued by technology glitches that alienated customers; it struggled more than rivals to keep flying during bad weather; and it lagged other airlines when they turned solidly profitable. As recently as the first quarter of this year, United was still losing $609 million while key rivals set profit records.But United earned a $789 million profit in the second quarter, beating Wall Street forecasts, and CEO Jeff Smisek said Thursday that the latest figures showed continued progress. He said the airline still has plenty of opportunities to increase profit margins “and improve the quality and efficiency of everything we do.” read more

Genocide begins with dehumanization no single country is immune from risk warns

“As we continue to fight and to realize the objectives, we pay tribute to the millions of men and women who have lost their lives to genocide,” said Mr. Adama Dieng as he briefed reporters at UN Headquarters in New York, as part of a series of events in the run-up to Human Rights Day, commemorated annually on 10 December. “We owe to them and to ourselves and future generations to realize a world free of genocide. We are still far from that, but we aim to make it happen,” he added. Genocide must and can be prevented if we have the will of applying the lessons learned from Rwanda, Srebrenica, and the Holocaust. It is important to identify risk factors that would lead to genocide rather than to wait to when people are being killed. The Holocaust did not start with the gas chambers and the Rwandan genocide did not start with the slayings. It started with the dehumanization of a specific group of persons. Genocide is defined by the UN as a crime that is committed against members of a national, ethnic or religious group solely because they are members of that group. Genocide also entails there being intent to exterminate a particular group. Genocide is when “you are being killed not for what you have done, but for who you are,” Mr. Dieng explained. Currently, 140 Member States are party to the UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide, which was adopted in 1948.On Thursday, Mr. Dieng’s office along with the Permanent Missions of Italy and Tanzania will launch a new Framework of Analysis for Atrocity Crimes which will focus on early warning signs and prevention strategies. “We know from our experience that genocide is not a single event but a process that takes time, planning and resources which could be halted at any stage,” he said.Marking the anniversary of Convention is an opportunity to renew our commitment to prevent genocide. “We must accept that there is no part of the world that can consider itself immune from the risk of genocide and all regions and all States must build resilience to these crimes,” the Special Adviser noted.It is the collective responsibility of Member States, international institutions, civil society as well as the media to prevent such crimes. He said that in 2005 world leaders committed to protecting populations who are at risk of genocide through the R2P, or ‘responsibility to protect’ initiative, now an international norm that addresses the failure to prevent and stop genocides, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity.But the question remains why some States have been ready to address genocide and in some cases even prevent it, while others have, unfortunately, failed to do so. “We are still unable to protect people in Syria from human rights violations,” he said, adding that had the Security Council acted when the uprising against the Syrian Government was still peaceful, the current and devastating situation might look different. “Would we still have seen the rise of the barbaric group like ISIL[Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant]? Such groups do not come from nowhere,” Mr. Dieng said. As for other conflicts, he said atrocious crimes in South Sudan and the Central African Republic (CAR) are being committed based on the issue of identity because they are easily manipulated to generate fear, hatred, and violence. “We need to think about the significance of the Genocide Convention and do more on the promise of ‘never again.’ We need political leadership from Member States and the courage to take steps that are not always easy,” he said. When asked about the recent decision by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to drop the charges of crimes against humanity for Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, Mr. Dieng said that he respected the independence of the Court. Accountability for gross human rights violations which occurred in Kenya is important. Victims are waiting for justice. Answering a question on Gaza, he said he was not here to make a legal determination of genocide but analyse the risk of genocide. Last summer’s conflict may have led to crimes against humanity or war crimes. He was aware of Israel’s disproportionate military response. But when you send rockets from a civilian area, like Hamas did, that is a crime as well. When asked about crimes committed during the time of United States intervention in Iraq, he said that the American soldiers who were indicted and flown over to the United States to face justice. This is an example of a country that has no capacity to bring to justice criminals. On Ukraine, he said that the claims by civilians of genocide in the eastern part of the country, he reiterated that no region in the world is immune to atrocious crimes and called for all efforts to protect the rights of minorities in Ukraine. He also responded to questions on the treatment of the Tamils in Sri Lanka, increasing anti-Semitism in Europe, and Islamophobia. read more

DDay veterans set sail for emotional return to Normandy 75 years after

Fusilier Doug Farrington is another veteran onboard MV Boudicca who since the war has never been back to France. Now 93, he is among the youngest on board as he was sent to fight in Operation Overlord underage (the oldest to make the journey this week is 101-years-old). “I’m hoping it will be a bit quieter this time round,” he says.Fusilier Farrington arrived on Gold Beach 19 days after D Day and was on the frontline as the Allies drove German forces back through Europe. “It was fighting all the way,” he says. “People were being killed all the time and you lost a lot of your friends.” As well as remembering fallen colleagues he is looking forward to seeing the French civilians again – who 75 years ago clasped his hand in gratitude.“Back then they were very grateful we gave them back our freedom,” he says. “And I was only too happy to do it.” Stressing the importance of remembering the events of the Second World War for future generations, he admitted this would in all likelihood be the last milestone anniversary which veterans would be able to attend in significant numbers. “I don’t think there will be enough of us around by the time it gets to the 80th anniversary,” he said. “This will be the final one.”Age may have diminished their numbers but it has not wearied them. Two female singers were serenading the new arrivals with wartime ditties and 97-year-old Joseph Weaver, a Yorkshireman who served in the Royal Artillery, dropped his bags and danced along to Vera Lynn’s White Cliffs of Dover.  Joseph Weaver, 97 has a dance prior to boarding Those reliving the journey this time prefer a simpler word: a pilgrimage, to honour those who never returned.The veterans arrived by coachload from across the country and as they prepared to board the Boudicca on Sunday were greeted by members of the Dover Sea Cadet band.Rear Admiral John Roberts, who during D Day was a sub-lieutenant aboard HMS Serapis and later became Captain of HMS Ark Royal, delivered a crisp salute before inspecting the teenage musicians who looked slightly terrified to be under the scrutiny of such a high ranking officer – albeit one now 95-years-old. When he set sail 75 years ago it was as part of the largest seaborne invasion in history; an armada of 7,000 ships so vast bystanders observed one could practically walk across the English Channel.On Sunday night as the sun dipped over the White Cliffs of Dover and MV Boudicca powered out across a glittering millpond sea, Fred Brunt found himself once more aboard a ship heading to the beaches of Northern France – for the very first time since D Day.“It’s hard to say why I’ve never been back,” says Brunt, who back on June 6, 1944 was a young able seaman and the coxswain of a landing craft transporting a tank on to Sword Beach during the first wave of Operation Overlord.“It will be an emotional journey. One thing I shall never forget is all the dead bodies. I’m looking forward to stepping out again on Sword Beach and will think of all those young men.”The 94-year-old Brunt is one of 255 Normandy veterans aboard the cruise ship MV Boudicca, which has been chartered by the Royal British Legion to sail between the D Day commemorative events over the week ahead.  On Wednesday MV Boudicca returns to Portsmouth for the national commemorative service attended by the Queen and US president Donald Trump. On Thursday the veterans will be back in France for the annual memorial service at Bayeux Cathedral in Normandy and adjoining war cemetery which contains 4,144 graves of Allied troops – among them Marine Leonard Waygood. Rod Stewart with D-Day veteran Leonard Williams 93, who served in Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, aboard the MV Boudicca  Prior to the evening departure Dame Vera, now 102, played a recorded message for those on board. “It will be nostalgic and sure to bring back lots of memories,” she said. “Rest assured we will never forget what you all did for us.” The Central Band of the Royal British Legion struck up on deck while Sir Rod Stewart, accompanied by his wife Penny Lancaster, also made a surprise appearance, serenading the veterans with Sailing before the ship departed.  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Rod Stewart with D-Day veteran Leonard Williams 93, who served in Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, aboard the MV Boudicca Credit:PA/Hello! magazine A young Fred Brunt (left) The couple were involved with the 70th  anniversary of D Day and have remained in touch with some of the veterans, including Harold Bradley, who landed on Sword Beach on June 9, 1944, his 21st birthday.  Sir Rod described himself as “truly delighted to send our wonderful, brave soldiers off to the beaches of Normandy.” They came with their gleaming medals pinned proudly to their chests but, as ever, wearing their achievements lightly. Jim Docherty, 94, an able seaman aboard destroyer HMS Obedient during D Day only told his family five months ago he was involved in Operation Overlord and has never been back to France. “I wanted to come because there aren’t many of us left now I suppose, and that is a shame,” he said.On Monday the ship (which is being paid for out of fines from the Libor bank scandal) docks at Dunkirk – where in 1940 Allied troops were driven back by the Germans and planning for D Day begun in earnest. Veterans wave flags from the MV Boudicca as it leaves the port of Dover in Kent Addressing the nation during D Day King George VI described the mass sea and air assault to land more than 132,000 ground troops across five Normandy beaches as as “the great crusade”.  His good friend and fellow Royal Marine, Joseph Kelsey, 96, is making the journey onboard Boudicca to honour his memory.Kelsey joined up at 18 alongside Leonard Waygood and both men took part in the first wave of the invasion. Waygood was killed on the first day and Kelsey survived by a whisker.His landing craft was shelled by the Germans on the way in – killing several men on board – and another neighbouring craft took a direct hit. “I want to come back to remember my friend,” he says. “It is always very emotional to go back to the beaches.” Joseph Weaver, 97 has a dance prior to boarding Veterans wave flags from the MV Boudicca as it leaves the port of Dover in KentCredit:PA Rear Admiral John Roberts A young Fred Brunt (left) Rear Admiral John Roberts read more

CPL 2018 Explosive Warner says Stars batting lineup packs a punch

… ready for the tournament challengeDavid WarnerOn 8 August the St Lucia Stars will kick off the 2018 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) when they take on Trinbago Knight Riders in the opening fixture of the tournament.When they get started they will have explosive Australian batsman David Warner in their ranks and he can’t wait to get going.In an interview with CPLT20, the Aussie posited that “It’s the world’s biggest party! They always talk about how exciting CPL is for West Indies cricket and getting fans engaged, they absolutely love it. It is literally for the fans there, it’s a big massive party and it is just exciting that they can bring world class players and have a domestic competition in the Caribbean. Growing up as a kid, watching their West Indies fast bowling and all these rivalries with different batsmen and players around the world, that’s what you grow up and picture the West Indies as, so to play in the CPL is going to be a massive buzz for me as everyone talks about how good it is.”Warner says he is excited about the squad that the Stars have put together for the 2018 tournament, with all bases covered as they look to bounce back after a disappointing season last year.“I think that when you look at the batting unit, it looks very strong and obviously the all rounding unit, and bowling unit complements itself. I think the batting unit in the way I look at it is like hammer and tongs, so we can go out there and be almost 80/90 off the first six, but even if we lose a couple wickets we will still be flying at a rapid rate, that’s what I see with our batting order. We surely pack a punch there.”“We just have to win one game to be better than last year which is a positive, but I personally think that we have got a chance to actually progress and move a lot further forward than they did last year. Improvement is about attitude and if you go back to last year, win that first game and gain some momentum. You don’t want to look too far ahead, take each game as it comes.”When asked about what he is most looking forward to at Hero CPL he said it is about putting on a show for the fans in the ground.“It’s all about entertaining the crowd and bringing people to the game and for me that’s what I enjoy most about cricket. It’s about putting smiles on people’s faces and getting people to come and watch cricket and love sport. The Caribbean wickets are always consistently good, and the fans embrace cricket and its always just great fun to play there.”Darren SammyWarner will be playing with two of the great T20 all-rounders when he joins Kieron Pollard and Daren Sammy at the Stars. He has played against them in T20 tournaments around the world and in international cricket, but he doesn’t think being on the same side as these players will be that much different from playing against them.“I don’t think it will be too much different, the thing that they all bring is each individual is different in their character, but what they do bring to the table is their competitiveness along with their knowledge of the game. They have played a lot of the short form of the game as well so experience is a big thing but just pure competitiveness.“They both play the game hard once they are on the field and that’s one thing that I love doing as well so I think they go suited to each other very well and they have also played a lot of cricket with each other so I’m expecting the same thing when I play with them, to go out there, play the cricket hard and to be ultra-competitive.”This year the Stars will be coached by fellow Australian, Brad Hodge. Warner says he is looking forward to working with him in 2018.“I’ve done a little bit with Hodge, I haven’t been under him, but he is an exceptional person and a quality human being and an exceptional player. Opportunities came through at the wrong time of his career unfortunately but as a coach I have only heard good reports and I’m certainly looking forward to working under him that’s for sure.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedSammy looks to the future ahead of 2018 Hero CPLJune 12, 2018In “Sports”David Warner joins St Lucia Stars in first Hero CPLJune 16, 2018In “Sports”Player Draft for 2018 CPL set for March 1 in LondonFebruary 6, 2018In “latest news” read more

Military to conduct training drills around FLL

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE-HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FLA. (WSVN) – The military will be conducting training drills in Fort Lauderdale, Friday and Saturday.The military will be flying Air Force F-15 aircrafts in and out of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.The North American Aerospace Defense Command, aka NORAD, said the exercises are intended to enhance their air defense operations.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

23 killed as train derails in India

first_imgAt least 23 people were killed and 50 others were injured as seven coaches of the Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express derailed near Kuneru station in Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh late Saturday night, officials said.The incident took place around 11:30 pm when the train was going from Jagdalpur (Chhattisgarh) to Odisha capital Bhubaneswar.“Seven coaches and the engine of the 18448 Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Express derailed near Kuneru station.“Besides the engine, the luggage van, two general coaches, two sleeper coaches, one AC three tier coach and an AC two tier coach derailed,” Chief PRO of East Cost Railway JP Mishra said.“Four accident relief vans have been sent to the accident site. The reason behind the incident is yet to be ascertained,” the official said. Army has also been deployed to carry out rescue operations.An official of East Cost Railway said one mobile train reached the accident site. The injured were shifted to hospitals nearby.The rescue and relief operations were underway.As there was complete darkness at the accident site, it took time for authorities to launch rescue and relief operations.“All rescue and relief apparatus mobilised immediately,” Ministry of railways tweeted.Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu was personally monitoring the situation. He directed senior officials to reach to the site immediately, ensure prompt rescue and relief operations.Railway officials from nearby stations rushed to the site to monitor rescue operations.The train had departed from Jagdalpur at 3 p.m. on Saturday and was scheduled to reach Bhubaneswar at 8.25 a.m. on Sunday.The train ran off the track minutes after it entered Andhra Pradesh from OdishaThe train passes through part of north coastal Andhra before re-entering Odisha.In November 2016, 149 people died after 14 coaches of the Patna-Indore Express derailed near Pukhraya station in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur district.In December 2016, over 60 passengers were injured, some seriously, when 15 coaches of the Ajmer-Sealdah Express derailed near Kanpur.Railways have set up helplines at various stations in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha to provide information about the accident.last_img read more

GPS satellites get a serious upgrade

first_imgNavstar-2F satellite of the Global Positioning System (GPS). Image: USAF Explore further © 2010 Citation: GPS satellites get a serious upgrade (2011, April 22) retrieved 18 August 2019 from This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.center_img ( — GPS has become such an integral part of the new technology in our lives that we really do not give it much of a thought. It gets us to our destination without getting lost. It helps the ambulance to find us when we dial 911 on our cell phones. It lets you become the mayor of your gym for all those check in’s. GPS System Could Start Failing by Next Year When you get down to it, all of that technology is powered by a set of 24 satellites, and most of them have been up there for quite some time. The time has come for an upgrade. The newest version of a GPS satellite is called the GPS IIF and it is enhanced with more than one new upgrade.The GPS IIF is expected to double the accuracy of GPS, which is just as good of news for fans of Foursquare as it is for the FAA. One has to wonder exactly what doubling that accuracy really means. Well, currently GPS can estimate your location to an area of about 20 feet. When the next generation satellites are in place, this location will be narrowed down to an area of two to three feet, making pinpointing locations less like a range, and more like the spot you are standing on.This enhancement means that the next generation of GPS technology may be able to work with augmented reality technology indoors. Imagine having a virtual docent at the Met, or a guide to help you around your new college campus. The possibilities with this level of accuracy are intriguing.Currently, only one of these satellites, the GPS IIF SV-1, is in orbit and fully operational since August 2010. The second GPS IIF satellite, SV-2 is planned to launch this year. Eventually 10 other units will join them, and that is when you can expect to see the upgrades.last_img read more

Outofcontrol trees and shrubs pose a danger to residents

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! Overgrown grass is a common issue, but trees that are growing out of control is something a bit different.Trees and shrubs growing in the upper part of Phillip Frame Road in the Observation Hill area are now causing a road obstruction.Residents are concerned that this is an accident waiting to happen, as motorists have no clear view if a car is coming around the corner.“People used to come and trim the bushes and trees, but I have not seen anyone here to do that job in recent months. We are worried about accidents occurring, as it is difficult to see oncoming cars zooming around the corner,” said one concerned resident.There are many areas that have similar problems regarding overgrown grass all around Ladysmith.The municipality has yet to comment on the matter.last_img read more