Levi dela Cruz steps out of Salado’s shadow to lead Chiefs

first_imgLevi Dela Cruz. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netIt’s no secret that Arellano will live and die by Kent Salado this NCAA Season 93.But it doesn’t mean that there’s no contingency plan for the Chiefs.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LATEST STORIES LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:02Chief Justice Peralta vows to lead by example, bares 10-point program01:31Go: Search for ‘perfect, honest man’ to lead PNP still on01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Enter 22-year-old Levi dela Cruz.The diminutive Davaoeño playmaker has bid his time playing behind the spitfire guard all season long but he stepped out of the shadows on Friday to help Arellano nab the 87-81 come-from-behind win against St. Benilde.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutDela Cruz exploded for 24 points, 12 coming in the fourth quarter in the Chiefs’ huge fightback against the Blazers, on top of four assists, three rebounds, and a block.But the transferee credited his breakout performance to coach Jerry Codiñera, who has put a premium on team defense.center_img UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension “All they’re asking me is to do defense and pressure on the backcourt. Our offense will come. We’re not rushing things, but today, I think I was a little more aggressive because I was confident with the work I’m putting in after our practices,” he said.Dela Cruz has thrived in Codiñera’s frantic system with the Chiefs’ speedy backcourt that include Salado and Marwin Taywan able to terrorize the opposing team’s guards may it be on offense or defense.“I’m used to running teams like this, playing in transition so I believe I fitted quickly to the system,” he said, looking back at his previous stops in NU and UST before arriving in Arellano last year.Dela Cruz relishes his time with Salado the most, noting that the lead Chief has undoubtedly been “a role model” for him.“It’s really all Kent. He’s our senior. All I want is to do my role whenever I’m on the floor,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments San Miguel overcomes Globalport behind Santos’ heroics For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. But one good game isn’t enough, and Dela Cruz knows that he has to sustain this good showing if he wants to find his niche in Codiñera’s rotation moving forward.But more importantly, he and the Chiefs must exhibit poise in their drive to the Final Four in the second round.“We’re all positive. Coach Jerry encourages us to not be down, not get caught up by the losses and criticisms, and to stay positive,” he said.Arellano finishes its first round schedule in a Finals rematch against San Beda on Tuesday. Read Next LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Gameslast_img read more

Minerva Punjab FC Beat Punjab Police to Win 2nd Straight Punjab Super League Title

first_img footballindian footballMinerva Punjab FCPunjab Police First Published: October 21, 2019, 12:04 AM IST Minerva Punjab FC beat Punjab Police in the penalties to win their second consecutive Punjab Super League title in a thrilling finale.With Minerva bidding to defend their title, Punjab Police played more freely in the start and piled up some early pressure to unsettle the defending champions. They reaped the benefits of that pressure with a goal in just the fifth minute of the game. With the first goal on the scoreboard, Punjab Police grew in confidence and started dominating the game and got another goal seven minutes after their first.However, Minerva did not back down and Girik, in the 19th minute, brought Minerva back in the game with a sumptuous strike from the right.After getting the goal through some decent link up play, Minerva started using the flanks and a flurry of chances arrived but they failed to find the equaliser as the first half action came to an end.Minerva started on the attack right from the start of the second half. But it was in the 70th minute that they finally found the equaliser.A nice one-two between the upfront players inside the Punjab Police penalty area led to Dicka getting a low shot in the back of the net.Both teams unable to find another goal, the match went into extra time with the full time scoreboard reading 2-2. The extra time was much of the same story as both teams searched for a goal but could not find it.Punjab Police began the penalty shootout and scored the first goal and Minerva’s Himanshu scored his team’s first penalty as well. Minerva goalkeeper Bhaskar Roy then saved the second Punjab Police penalty after which both teams converted all their chances and Minerva emerged victorious.With this first silverware of the season, Minerva Punjab FC will now look forward to a solid I-League campaign, which is expected to start in a month’s time, even as AIFF is yet to release the fixtures. 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.last_img read more

‘Savages’ Again: Yankees Erupt at Umpires, Beat Indians 6-5

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — Manager Aaron Boone, Brett Gardner and the New York Yankees again hammered away at the umpires, this time in prolonged rants that brought several members of the team spilling onto the field, while beating the Cleveland Indians 6-5 Saturday.Gleyber Torres hit two home runs and Didi Gregorius and DJ LeMahieu also connected for the AL East-leading Yankees.But what really fired up the crowd of 47,347 at Yankee Stadium occurred in the sixth inning after Cameron Maybin was called out on strikes by Triple-A ump Ben May.For the third time in a month — each time with a minor league call-up umpire behind the plate — the team with the best record in American League lost its temper in a big way. This episode led to Boone, Gardner and pitcher CC Sabathia being ejected.James Paxton (9-6) went five innings for the win. Zach Plesac (6-4) was chased in the fifth.Aroldis Chapman closed for his 35th save in 40 chances.BREWERS 15, NATIONALS 14, 14 INNINGSWASHINGTON (AP) — Eric Thames hit a two-run homer in the 14th inning and Milwaukee finally held on for a wild victory over Washington.Christian Yelich hit two home runs, tying for the major league lead with 41, and the Brewers equaled their franchise record with seven. Thames’ tiebreaking drive off Javy Guerra (1-1) was the last of them in a 5-hour, 40-minute marathon between National League playoff contenders that featured 38 hits, 17 pitching changes, 11 home runs and blown saves by both closers.Yelich went 5 for 6 with four RBIs, breaking out of a 1-for-16 slump since returning from a back injury that cost him four games.Milwaukee earned its seventh victory in 10 games while setting a season high in runs. The loss ended Washington’s five-game winning streak.Junior Guerra (7-4) pitched 1 2/3 innings, but nearly squandered a two-run lead. Second baseman Keston Hiura’s two-out throwing error allowed a run to score and extended the game, but two batters later Guerra struck out pinch-hitting pitcher Joe Ross to end it.Staked to an 11-8 lead, Washington closer Sean Doolittle yielded Yelich’s homer to open the ninth. After Hiura’s double, Mike Moustakas and Ryan Braun went deep on consecutive pitches to give the Brewers the lead.It didn’t last. Josh Hader gave up a walk, a double and Victor Robles’ tying single. But after an intentional walk to load the bases, Hader struck out the top third of Washington’s order to preserve a 12-all tie.Yelich homered again in the 13th to put Milwaukee up 13-12, but again the Nationals came back to prolong it with Robles’ sacrifice fly.BRAVES 4, DODGERS 3ATLANTA (AP) — Josh Donaldson and Adam Duvall hit consecutive homers off Hyun-Jin Ryu in the sixth inning, and Atlanta’s faulty bullpen redeemed itself for a change as the Braves beat Los Angeles.Donaldson stirred the largest crowd in SunTrust Park’s three-year history when his 29th homer landed in the Atlanta bullpen in right-center. Duvall added on by going deep to make it 4-2.Atlanta won the matchup of NL division leaders one night after the Dodgers homered four times, sending the Braves to a 27th loss in the last 37 regular-season games between the teams. With their first win in five meetings this season, the Braves are trying to stand up to the club that eliminated them from the playoffs last year.Ryu (12-3) lost for the first time in seven starts as his ERA, still best in the major leagues, rose 19 points to 1.64.Sean Newcomb (6-3) bailed out Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz in the fifth. Luke Jackson, who lost the closer’s job last month, allowed Max Muncy’s 31st homer before stranding a runner in the seventh. Shane Greene, another former closer, struck out the side in the eighth. Mark Melancon earned his third save of the season, second with Atlanta, when Cody Bellinger popped up with a runner at first to end it.CUBS 2, PIRATES 0PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kris Bryant homered in the seventh inning, and Chicago got out of three bases-loaded jams to snap a four-game skid and beat Pittsburgh.After committing an error at third base each of the previous two innings, Bryant drove the first pitch of the seventh from Steven Brault (3-2) into the left-field bleachers to put Chicago ahead 1-0. It was Bryant’s 25th homer this season and third in five games.Jon Lester (10-8) gave up four hits and five walks in six innings, getting out of two bases-loaded jams unscathed.Rowan Wick retired each of the three batters he faced for his first major league save.REDS 6, CARDINALS 1CINCINNATI (AP) — Aristides Aquino hit a three-run homer, Nick Senzel added a leadoff shot and Cincinnati dropped St. Louis back into a tie with Chicago for first place in the NL Central.Aquino’s blast off Miles Mikolas (7-13) gave the Reds a 5-1 lead in the fifth. It was the rookie’s 11th homer in his 17th career game.Anthony DeSclafani (8-7) worked five innings, allowing Matt Carpenter’s second-inning homer.RAYS 1, TIGERS 0, 13 INNINGSST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Mike Brosseau’s pinch-hit RBI single in the 13th inning drove in Eric Sogard and gave Tampa Bay the win over Detroit.Sogard doubled off Matt Hall (0-1) with two outs and Tommy Pham was intentionally walked. Brosseau singled to right-center field for the Rays’ first run since Wednesday, ending a streak of 29 scoreless innings.Rays pitchers struck out a franchise-record 24 batters, including 13 in 20 hitless at bats against relievers. Poche (3-4) got the win after striking out two of the three Tigers he faced in the 13th.METS 4, ROYALS 1KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jacob deGrom pitched seven sharp innings and Pete Alonso put New York ahead with a two-run single in its win over Kansas City.Alonso got three hits and snapped a 1-all tie with two outs in the seventh when he rolled a bases-loaded grounder up the middle. Juan Lagares, who also had three hits, added an RBI triple in the eighth.Last year’s NL Cy Young Award winner, deGrom (8-7) gave up one run and three hits while striking out five.Royals starter Jakob Junis (8-11) allowed a one-out single to Lagares in the seventh and hit No. 9 batter Aaron Altherr with a pitch before he was pulled.Seth Lugo worked a perfect ninth for his third save.ATHLETICS 8, ASTROS 4OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Matt Chapman doubled among his three hits and Mark Canha had two hits and three RBIs to back Chris Bassitt’s six solid innings, and Oakland beat Houston.Matt Olson and Josh Phegley each had two hits for Oakland. The A’s have won four straight games and 11 of their last 16.Bassitt (9-5) gave up three runs and eight hits with two walks. In seven starts since the All-Star break he’s 4-1 with a 2.36 ERA.Yordan Alvarez homered twice for Houston, which has lost five straight and six of seven after winning eight in a row and 18 of 21.The A’s scored five runs against rookie starter Rogelio Armenteros (1-1) in the third.RED SOX 4, ORIOLES 0BOSTON (AP) — Eduardo Rodríguez pitched 7 1/3 stellar innings, red-hot Rafael Devers belted a two-run homer and Boston beat Baltimore for its fourth straight victory.Trey Mancini had a double — his eighth straight game in Fenway Park with an extra-base hit — for the Orioles, who have dropped six straight.Rodríguez (14-5) allowed four hits, struck out four, walked two and hit a batter in setting his career high for wins in a season.Asher Wojciechowski (2-6) gave up two runs in 4 1/3 innings.PADRES 5, PHILLIES 3PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dinelson Lamet pitched six solid innings, Ty France hit a tiebreaking single and San Diego cooled off Philadelphia.Lamet (2-2) allowed three runs and six hits with six strikeouts and a walk.Eric Hosmer had three hits for the Padres, and Josh Naylor tied the game with a two-run double in the fourth.J.T. Realmuto homered for the Phillies, who lost for the first time since former manager Charlie Manuel returned as hitting coach on Tuesday.The Padres went in front with a pair of runs in the fifth off reliever Nick Pivetta (4-5).Kirby Yates pitched a scoreless ninth for his 34th save in 37 chances.MARINERS 4, BLUE JAYS 3TORONTO (AP) — Kyle Seager hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning, Austin Nola also went deep, and Seattle beat Toronto.Seager’s two-out drive off the right field foul screen came on the first pitch from left-hander Tim Mayza (1-2).Seattle won for the third time in five games after losing eight of the previous nine.Anthony Bass (2-4) worked one inning for the win and Matt Magill pitched around a two-out double in the ninth to earn his first career save.TWINS 12, RANGERS 7ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — C.J. Cron homered in Minnesota’s six-run first inning against Texas.Tyler Duffey (4-1) retired the last two batters in the fifth to leave the bases loaded. He got his second win of the day, because hours before the game he was awarded the victory from Friday night that originally was credited to teammate Sam Dyson.The Twins increased their AL Central lead to 2 1/2 games, their largest since Aug. 6.The Rangers have lost nine of 11 and are three games under .500 for the first time since May 18.Ariel Jurado (6-9) nearly escaped the first inning scoreless, but allowed a career-high eight runs — including six unearned in the first — for the second straight start. He went two innings.Miguel Sanó homered in the ninth for the Twins. Danny Santana hit a pair of two-run shots in the first two innings for the Rangers.The benches cleared after Marwin Gonzalez’s groundout to end the top of the eighth when Gonzalez and Rangers reliever Shawn Kelley exchanged words.GIANTS 11, DIAMONDBACKS 6PHOENIX (AP) — Brandon Belt hit a grand slam and tied a career high with six RBIs, and Kevin Pillar had a career-best five hits to lead San Francisco over Arizona.Logan Webb (1-0) overcame a rocky start and pitched five innings to win his major league debut. The Giants won their third straight and sixth in seven games to continue their surge into serious National League wild-card contention.Webb allowed one unearned run and five hits with seven strikeouts. Pillar scored three runs in going 5 for 5 with an RBI, and Mike Yastrzemski had three hits a night after hitting three home runs.The Diamondbacks have lost the first three games of a key four-game set with the Giants and dropped four in a row overall. Taylor Clarke (4-4), like Webb called up from the minors to make the start, lasted just 1 2/3 innings.Christian Walker and Nick Ahmed homered for Arizona, and Wilmer Flores had four hits.ANGELS 6, WHITE SOX 5ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout and Brian Goodwin drove in two runs apiece, and Los Angeles scored four in the seventh inning to rally past Chicago.The Angels sent 10 batters to the plate in the seventh and scored off four White Sox pitchers. Trout lined a bases-loaded single to left field to knock in two runs, and Justin Upton tied it with a sharp grounder that went under the glove of third baseman Ryan Goins.Trout scored the go-ahead run when Goodwin, who homered earlier, drew a bases-loaded walk from Evan Marshall (3-2) with two outs.The Angels trailed by four in the third before Upton hit a solo home run.Taylor Cole (3-4) tossed 1 2/3 innings of scoreless ball, and Hansel Robles earned his 18th save.Eloy Jiménez homered during a four-run third for the White Sox, who lost for just the second time in 44 games when leading after six innings.ROCKIES 11, MARLINS 4DENVER (AP) — Ryan McMahon continued his power surge with two home runs to help Colorado beat Miami for its first three-game winning streak in two months.McMahon has homered in three straight games and four of his last five to set a career high with 17. He has four home runs on the current homestand.Charlie Blackmon, Ian Desmond and Trevor Story also went deep in support of Rockies starter German Márquez, who left after five innings with cramps. Márquez (12-5) doubled and struck out eight.Jon Berti homered on Márquez’s second pitch but Colorado scored one in the first and three in the second off Hector Noesi (0-3) to take control. McMahon and Desmond went back-to-back in the seventh.Garrett Cooper homered and doubled for Miami, which is 3-12 in August. TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Resolute India hold China to a goalless draw in international friendly

first_imgA gritty Indian defence somehow saw off Chinese onslaughts to hold them to a remarkable 0-0 draw in an international friendly played at the at the Suzhou Olympic Stadium.The two teams were meeting for the first time in 21 years and as expected world No.76 and much fancied China dominated proceedings against the 97th ranked Indian team.However, China thwarted the several chances that came their and failed to get a goal past India’s goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu.India’s back four led by captain Sandesh Jhingan, Narayan Das, Pritam Kotal and Subhasish Bose played extremely well and barring the odd hiccups, managed to keep out the ball away from the back of the net as the goal drought for the Chinese forwards continued.The home side had at least three clear chances with two being denied by the woodwork while their star striker Gao Lin failed to find the target several times. Gurpreet stood like a rock in front of the Indian goal as he denied the home side at least on four occasions.It was a remarkable achievement for India as they have drawn against a continental top side like China in their own den. India were playing on the Chinese soil for the first time and there were periods in the match, though few and far between, when the visitors threatened on the counters.Captain Sandesh Jigan makes a fantastic clearance.To watch more, Catch the live action on @StarSportsIndia #CHNvIND #AsianDream #IndianFootball #BackTheBlue #WeAreIndia pic.twitter.com/cwV6fmgmtUadvertisementIndian Football Team (@IndianFootball) October 13, 2018India had two very good chances on either side of the breather, one from Pritam Kotal and another from substitute Farukh Choudhary, and a couple of half chances.The draw is also expected to take India higher in the FIFA rankings. They are now placed 97th while China are at 76th spot.On the other hand, China, coached by 2006 World Cup winning Italian coach Marcello Lippi, continued their recent struggle as they failed to score in three matches on the trot.China had lost to an inexperienced Qatar team 0-1 last month before playing out a 0-0 draw against Bahrain. They have not scored since beating Thailand 2-0 in June.India head coach Stephen Constantine had predicted an attacking-minded Chinese team and that precisely turned out as the home side made a wave of attacks in the first session.But the visitors did not give an inch to the Chinese attackers who has played more than 100 international matches, for most part while goalie Gurpreet made a few fine saves.In the seventh minute itself, the Indian goal was under threat but Jinghan made a timely clearance for a corner following Yu Dabao’s shot.The Indians grew in confidence as the match wore on and they even had a very good chance in the 13th minute when Sunil Chhetri passed the ball back to Pranoy Halder who went diagonal to Anirudh Thapa who, in turn, laid it for an onrushing Kotal.But Kotal’s right footer from the right side of the box was parried away by Chinese goalie Yan Junling. That was the best chance India had in the first half.Two minutes later, Gao had a free header from a corner but the ball went directly to Gurpreet’s hands. China dominated the game but the Indian team did create a few chances here and there (ISL Photo)India got a free kick in the 17th minute and Thapa’s delivery found an unmarked Chhetri making a first time shot but the ball sailed over.Meanwhile, halfway through the first half, Gurpreet again pulled off a fine save as he blocked a low shot from Gao after a defensive mistake by the Indians.As soon as the second half began, Gao rattled Gurpreet’s crossbar in the 48th minute but a few minutes later Udanta Singh was set up by Holicharan Narzary but the Manipuri shot over the crossbar in a hurry.The 71st minute also saw the Indian crossbar being rattled by a Wu Lei volley and it was pure luck for India as Gurpreet was completely beaten that time.Five minutes later, Gurpreet again pulled off another fine save to deny a Xiao Zhi header from a corner.Towards the end of the regulation time, there was a scramble near the Indian goal-line but the visiting side, who desperately threw their bodies towards the close of the match, survived as the match ended in a stalemate.Before Saturday, India and China had played 17 times with the last one being in 1997 in Kochi. China had won 12 times while the remaining five were drawn matches.(With inputs from PTI)advertisementlast_img read more

Former Ohio State Star Still Doesn’t Think Michigan Will Beat Buckeyes This Year

first_imgCurtis Samuel running for a touchdown against Michigam.COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 26: Curtis Samuel #4 of the Ohio State Buckeyes rushes for the game-winning touchdown in overtime against the Michigan Wolverines at Ohio Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Ohio State lost to Purdue last week, and if we’re being honest, the Buckeyes haven’t really looked like a national title contender the past month. As a result, many college football analysts are wondering if this is finally the year that Michigan takes back control of their rivalry and wins the conference.One former Ohio State star isn’t buying it.Former Ohio State linebacker Darron Lee took to Twitter to acknowledge that while he knows the Buckeyes lost to Purdue, they won’t lose “The Game.” He says his boys are going to “ball” in that game.Ohio State and Michigan, per usual, will meet in the final game of the season.I don’t care if my Buckeyes lose one game. That’s OK! But THE GAME? Nah my boys gunna ball in that game. It’s precedent. That loss to Purdue got them lil boys up North talkin trash…history lately shows how this is gunna play out.— Darron Lee (@DLeeMG8) October 27, 2018Michigan, since dropping its opening contest to Notre Dame, has been on a roll. Last week, the Wolverines took down in-state rival Michigan State 21-7.But, Michigan still has some big games on its schedule – namely Penn State and Ohio State. If they want to win the Big Ten East, they’ll have to earn it.Michigan and Ohio State will do battle at The Horseshoe on November 24.last_img read more

DSME Names Four IceBreaking LNG Carriers

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: DSME Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has simultaneously named four ice-breaking liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers at its Okpo Shipyard.In a ceremony on March 28, the shipbuilder christened the new vessels Nikolay Yevgenov, Vladimir Voronin, Georgiy Ushakov and Yakov Gakkel, after Russian Arctic explorers and scholars.Data provided by Reuters shows that the ships are scheduled for delivery in October and November of 2019, and January and February of 2020, respectively.The ARC-7 units will operate on the Arctic route and transport clean energy from the Arctic to the Asian and Nordic regions. Featuring a length of 299 meters and a width of 50 meters, the ships have a capacity to carry up to 172,600 cbm of LNG and break up to 2.1 meter thick ice.The units are being built for Teekay LNG Partners under a USD 4.8 billion contract for 15 ice-breaking LNG carriers, received in 2014. Each ship has a price of USD 320 million.So far, DSME has handed over 10 of these carriers to their owners, with five remaining under construction at the Okpo yard.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Alberta adds jobs amid countrywide declines

first_imgJob creation is up in Alberta, while the numbers are down throughout the country.The mixed news on the jobs front came out Friday morning as Statistics Canada released August results.ATB’s Chief Economist Todd Hirsch said it was a good report for the province.“It was a surprisingly strong number for Alberta (with) over 16 thousand new jobs,” said Hirsch.“It was one of the strongest single months we have seen in a long, long time.”He said though the numbers can rise and fall month-to-month, this continues a trend of the province adding jobs, especially over the past 12 months.Economist Trevor Tombe with the University of Calgary said the province set a new all-time high for positions in August, however, the unemployment rate stayed at 6.7 per cent.“Alberta’s population has also been growing; you want to look at what fraction of the population is employed,” Tombe said.Both said the job numbers prove the province is crawling, not running, towards a full recovery from the recession.Hirsch says another good sign is that jobs are coming from a wide range of sectors, which will make the province more stable going forward even if they are lower paying positions than the lucrative jobs handed out from the oil industry before prices crashed.The unemployment rate for Calgary climbed to 8.2 per cent, though Hirsch believes that mostly due to people moving to the city without first being employed.On the national level, Statistics Canada reported some surprise job losses last month.The Canadian economy lost 51,600 net jobs in a decrease that drove up the unemployment rate from 5.8 to an even six per cent.Analysts had predicted the country would add 10,000 positions.But TD senior economist Brian DePratto notes that beneath the disappointing headline numbers there were some solid results.He points out there was an increase in full-time work — with the economy adding 40,400 permanent positions.The employment drop last month was caused by a loss of 92,000 part-time positions, with nearly all coming from the province of Ontario.last_img read more

Annual Christmas Pyjama Drive a success

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Annual Christmas Pyjama Drive in FSJ has been a success this year.Fort St. John started participating in the Christmas Pyjama Drive in 2013, the event originally started on the Lower Mainland in 2010, pyjamas were collected and distributed through various Lower Mainland Christmas Bureaus to underprivileged children.This year, the PJ drive ran from November 14st until December 9th, 2018. The pyjama drive collects new PJ’s in all sizes, for children aged 0 to 16 years. “The Drive ended last weekend and I delivered most of the PJs this morning.  There are a few more donations trickling in so we don’t know our final numbers yet, but it will likely be over 400 pairs,” said Jennifer Mc Cracken, Event Co-ordinator.Some of the organizations we have helped over the years have included FSJ Pregnancy Care Center, FSJ Women’s Resource Society, FSJ Big Brothers & Big Sisters, the Salvation Army Christmas Hampers, Community Bridge (formerly North Peace Community Resource Society) and a local Christmas hamper program organized by Phoenix Volunteer Club.To date, 2,867 pairs of Pyjamas have been donated!last_img read more

1984 antiSikh riots Sajjan Kumar accuses CBI of tutoring key witness in

first_imgNew Delhi: Former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar, serving life term in Tihar jail, accused the CBI before a Delhi court on Tuesday of tutoring a key witness in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case. The fact that the witness was giving information contrary to his police statements in 1985 point to his being tutored, Kumar’s counsel said. The submission came after Joginder Singh, who is a witness and the complainant in the case, told the court that certain facts written in the statement given by him to the police relating to the case were false. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Singh was being cross-examined before District Judge Poonam A Bamba when he said that, contrary to his previous statement to the police, he did not run away from his house when some people came and looted his house during the riots. Three persons — Kumar, Brahmanand Gupta and Ved Prakash — are facing trial on charges of murder and rioting pertaining to the killing of Surjit Singh (Joginder’s cousin) in Sultanpuri. The riots broke out after the assassination of then prime minister Indira Gandhi by her Sikh bodyguards on October 31, 1984. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday Kumar is currently lodged in Tihar jail after conviction in another case related to the riots. Singh had said in 1985 that some people had entered his house and looted precious jewellery and money. He said he had run away from his house and did not recognise any of them. When the defense counsel pointed out that in his previous statement Singh had not named the accused or named any Surjit, the witness told the court, “I had named everyone. I had taken the name of Sajjan Kumar as one of the accused and given every detail about Surjit to the police. I don’t know if they had recorded it or not.” The advocate appearing for the former Congress leader however said, “Singh has been tutored. It was evident from the previous statement and today’s statement that Singh was giving a false statement.” Another witness, Cham Kaur, had on November 16 last year identified Kumar before the court as one who had allegedly instigated the mob to kill Sikhs. Kaur had told the court that she had seen Kumar allegedly addressing a crowd in the national capital’s Sultanpuri area in 1984. “On November 1, 1984 when I stepped out to look for my goat, I saw accused Sajjan Kumar addressing the crowd and saying ‘hamari ma maar di, Sardaro ko maar do’ (They killed our mother, kill the Sikhs),” Kaur had told the court. She further said the next morning, her son and father were killed. Before Kaur, another key prosecution witness Sheela Kaur identified Kumar as one who had instigated a crowd in Sultanpuri. The case was transferred from the Karkardooma court to the Patiala House court here by the Delhi High Court, which had directed the district judge to video record the proceedings. The Delhi High Court had on December 17 last year convicted Kumar and sentenced him to imprisonment for “remainder of his natural life” in another 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, saying the riots were a “crime against humanity” perpetrated by those who enjoyed “political patronage” and aided by an “indifferent” law enforcement agency.last_img read more

Nepal Devastated By New Earthquake

By Zineb El MechrafiBoston- A second major earthquake shook Nepal just 17 days after the first devastating quake, killing 42 and injuring 1,117, the Nepali government said. The tremors have been felt as far away a New Delhi and sent people running into streets and open areas.Tuesday’s magnitude of the earthquake was 7.3 while it struck at a depth of about 15 kilometers, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The epicenter was located in an isolated area approximately 11 miles from the town of Kodari, a border crossing from Nepal to Tibet, and 47 miles from the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu.  A woman in Tibet, which is part of China, was also killed when falling rocks hit her car as it traveled through Gyirong, China’s state-run Xinhua news agency reported. At least 17 more people died in northeastern India as a result of the earthquake, according to Indian Home Ministry spokesman Kuldeep Dhatwalia. Sixteen of those deaths were in Bihar state, while the other was in Uttar Pradesh.Witnesses have spotted significant landslides and the collapse of buildings that were already damaged and unstable from the first earthquake. Prakash Banjara, 22, was volunteering to deliver food and supplies to villages in Sindhupalchowk when “the earth started shaking so violently.”“The mountains before my eyes started tumbling down in massive landslides,” Mr. Banjara said. “There are continuous landslides in this area” and the road was “completely blocked by landslides”.Aid workers reported serious damage to some villages seen from the air as the country still struggles to recover from the devastation while in constant fear.A 21-year-old Nepalese nursing student Shristi Mainali told NBC News from Kathmandu.” At first we just felt like a shake, and we thought it was normal, we are having aftershock, but it didn’t stop, so we got up and rushed to our garden. We could see the ground moving, shaking … in that moment you cannot differentiate whether it’s the ground is shaking or it’s your legs shaking.” Just as the residents were trying to return to normality after this dramatic event that Mother Nature has decided to strike again. read more

Millennial Money Making good enough choices can pay off

Sometimes good enough is good enough.In a world of information overload, it’s common to feel angst when making choices. You never know whether you’re making the best one.Call it optimizer guilt. And it can be especially prominent in choosing financial products, which can be opaque and confusing: Do I have the best credit card? What 401(k) investment will give me the best return? Where should I open an account to save for my kid’s college expenses?Besides adding stress, optimizer guilt can keep you from making important money decisions that need action now.The solution may be the theory of “good enough,” or what academics have called “satisficing.” Make a decision based on the best information you can reasonably gather at the time, and then get on with your life. In many cases, you can revisit the decision later, if necessary — refinance your mortgage, move your retirement funds or choose a different 529 college savings plan.“The truly great thing about ‘good enough’ — and the reason it is so powerful — is that it allows you to get to the starting line in a way that waiting for the ultimate, best possible result does not,” writes financial expert Jean Chatzky in her book “Make Money, Not Excuses.”HOW SIMPLIFYING CAN HELPYou may have heard the same problem called “paralysis by analysis” and the solution as, “Don’t make perfect the enemy of the good,” or the acronym KISS: “Keep it simple, stupid.”“Good enough” is not just a financial well-being thing, it’s a happiness thing.Having more choices is good only up to a point because of the accompanying pressure to optimize, argues psychologist Barry Schwartz in his book “The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less.”“As the number of choices grows further, the negatives escalate until, ultimately, choice no longer liberates, but debilitates,” he wrote in a research paper with Andrew Ward, a fellow professor at Swarthmore College. “Learning to accept ‘good enough’ will simplify decision-making and increase satisfaction.”If you get an adrenaline rush from plotting your credit card points on spreadsheets and poring over price-to-earnings ratios of individual stocks, this concept may not be for you. You’re a die-hard optimizer who crunches numbers for sport.The theory of good enough is for those who feel overwhelmed, thinking they should optimize their money life but feeling shame because they don’t have the time or desire. If that’s you, consider decluttering your finances. Simplify by combining financial accounts, save with automatic deposits, and skip low-value retail loyalty programs and coupons.Here are a few specific examples of good enough.— RETIREMENT INVESTING. Too many choices in a company-sponsored retirement plan, like a 401(k), can lead to making no selection at all. If that sounds familiar, a good-enough decision would be to contribute enough to get all of your employer’s matching contribution and invest the money in a target-date index fund, a fund that invests based on what date you expect to retire. Is that optimal? Maybe not. But it gets you started. You can raise your contribution percentage and research other funds later. Meanwhile, your nest egg has started growing.— REWARDS CREDIT CARDS. If you pay your credit card balance in full every month, you’re a candidate for a rewards credit card, but how to choose among the thousands available? To get started, a good-enough choice is a flat-rate cash-back credit card that pays 1.5% or higher. It gives you a fixed amount of cash back no matter what you buy. You can always get a complicated points or miles card later. Until then, you’ll be earning rewards on everything you charge to the card in the best rewards currency: cash.— COLLEGE SAVINGS. You gain tax advantages by squirreling college savings in certain types of accounts, but it can be dizzying trying to choose among them all. A good-enough option is to invest in your own state’s 529 savings plan and potentially reap a state tax break, too, depending on the state. Choose a target-date fund, based on when your child is likely to attend college. Later, you might move the money to a different state’s plan or start a different account. The point is, you started saving.For big-money decisions or unusual circumstances, you might want to put more effort into making an ideal choice, or you might seek professional advice. But for many other decisions, settling for “good enough” can end up being optimal._____________________________________________________This column was provided to The Associated Press by the personal finance website NerdWallet. Gregory Karp is a writer at NerdWallet. Email: gkarp@nerdwallet.com. Twitter: @spendingsmart.RELATED LINKS:NerdWallet: How to pick the best credit card for you: 4 easy steps http://bit.ly/nerdwallet-steps-picking-credit-cardsBarry Schwartz TED Talk on “The Paradox of Choice” https://www.ted.com/talks/barry_schwartz_on_the_paradox_of_choiceGregory Karp Of Nerdwallet, The Associated Press read more

Mainstreaming issues of ageing key task for next years global conference UN

Nitin Desai, the Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, told a UN press briefing on Monday that the Second World Assembly on Ageing must recognize that the issue of ageing could not be handled as a social welfare problem, but something that had to be reflected in all the things that governments did. It should not be treated as a special problem to be tackled by a special department of a ministry.In his remarks, Mr. Desai said that while the first Assembly had a major impact on public thinking on the question of ageing, a second conference – scheduled from 8 to 12 April 2002 in Madrid – was needed in the wake of changes that had taken place in the world, such as globalization.There was now a growing recognition that the question was not an “industrial-country problem,” Mr. Desai noted, and that developing countries would be confronted over the next two decades with increases in the proportion of the aged in the population – a process which took nearly 100 years in the industrialized world.The UN General Assembly decided last year to convene the Second Assembly on Ageing in 2002 to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the first conference and to review the outcome of that meeting. It was also mandated to map out a new international strategy for action on socio-cultural, economic and demographic realities of the 21st century.A preparatory committee for the Second World Assembly has begun the first of three sessions at UN Headquarters in New York to negotiate a draft final document for the Madrid conference. That document would form the basis for a new international strategy to tackle the issues facing older persons. read more

Rwanda Security Council approves list of judicial nominees to war crimes tribunal

The list of nominees, which will be forwarded to the UN General Assembly, includes Mansoor Ahman of Pakistan, Teimuraz Bakradze of Georgia, Kocou Aresene Capo-Chichi of Benin, Frederick Mwela Choba of Zambia, Pavel Dolene of Slovenia, Sergei Aleckseievich Egorov of the Russian Federation and Robert Fremr of Czech Republic.Other nominees include Asoka de Zoysa Gunawardana of Sri Lanka, Mehmet Guney of Turkey, Michel Mahouve of Cameroon, Winston Churchill Matanzima Maqutu of Lesotho, Eric Mose of Norway, Arlette Ramaroson of Madagascar, Jai Ram Reddy of Fiji, William Hussoin Sekule of Tanzania, Emile Francis Short of Ghana and Francis M. Ssekandi of Uganda.Cheick Traore of Mali, Xenofon Ulianovschi of Moldova, Andresia Vaz of Senegal, Ines Monica Weinberg de Roca of Argentina, Mohammed Ibrahim Werfalli of Libya, and Lloyd George Williams of Saint Kitts and Nevis were also among those nominated for the Tribunal.The Council created the Tribunal, located in Arusha, Tanzania, in November 1994 to prosecute people responsible for genocide and other serious violations of international humanitarian law committed in the territory of Rwanda throughout that year.The Tribunal is also empowered to deal with the prosecution of Rwandan citizens responsible for genocide and other such violations of international law committed in neighbouring States over the same period. read more

Meyer and Andersen set to put aside friendship for Big Ten title

OSU coach Urban Meyer (left) and Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen exchange laughs during a Dec. 5 press conference at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis ahead of the Big Ten Championship Game.Credit: Tim Moody / Sports editorINDIANAPOLIS- A decade ago, the current head coaches of the two participants in the Big Ten Championship Game shared a sideline and together helped lead the 2004 Utah Utes to an undefeated season.Gary Andersen, the current Wisconsin coach, was an assistant under then-Utah coach Urban Meyer as the Utes became the first “BCS bowl buster” as they defeated Pittsburgh in the 2005 Fiesta Bowl, 35-7, to cap a perfect season.Andersen characterized his time coaching for Meyer as a “great experience.”“Coach Meyer let us do what we wanted to do and what we did in the past. We were very successful, had a great year,” Andersen said Friday. “I learned a lot, a lot from Coach Meyer in that year in a lot of different ways. I put that into a lot of my philosophies as a head football coach.”Meyer reiterated Andersen’s comments, adding that while he did not know Andersen well when he hired him, that changed very quickly.“I love Gary. Gary is a guy that I only knew briefly when we hired him. By the time mid‑season rolled around, he was one of my top guys, a guy I would close the door and lean on quite frequently,” Meyer said Friday. “Obviously one of the best in the business at what he does.”Meyer’s high praise of Andersen is well deserved, as the Wisconsin coach has led the Badgers to back-to-back nine win seasons in his first two years in Madison, Wis.A defensive-minded coach, Andersen has led a Badger defense that ranks second in the country statistically. Andersen was the defensive line coach during the 2004 season under Meyer.The Badger defense is something that worries Meyer, especially heading into the game with redshirt-sophomore quarterback Cardale Jones making his first career start.“Very rugged defense. Very multiple. They blitz a lot. You can tell they’re very intelligent, well‑coached,” Meyer said. “They do a lot of stuff. If you do a lot of stuff and not make mistakes, you’re intelligent and well‑coached.”On the other side of the ball, Andersen said he does not expect the OSU offense to do much differently with Jones at the helm.“You look at it, as a defensive staff, Coach Aranda and his staff basically came to the conclusion that this man is very, very capable of running their offense, doing a great job of putting the ball into the hands of their playmakers,” Andersen said. “We don’t expect the offense to change a bit, quite frankly.”Meyer said all week leading up to the game that Jones will have an opportunity to play well due to the playmakers Andersen mentioned, and Meyer’s comments did not change on Friday.“He’s (Jones) prepared very well. Tuesday is a rugged day for anyone in practice. But I saw the improvement we needed to see on Wednesday. I made it at least a couple hundred times since the beginning of the week that the quarterback is a product of those around him,” Meyer said. “He still obviously has to execute and do his things. The guys had a very good practice around him as well, starting with the offensive line. I’m very confident in Cardale.”With Jones making his first career start, Andersen said he hopes that his defense can rattle the Glenville High School product.“One of our goals is to frustrate a quarterback, put a quarterback in a position where he doesn’t feel comfortable, let him understand that we’re going to be around him,” Andersen said. “Regardless, if that happens or not, that’s always a goal.”Whether or not the Badgers defense can get to Jones might not be the biggest storyline of the game, however.Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon leads the nation in rushing yards with 2,260 and despite sending in Jones for his first start, Meyer said he was more worried about the Heisman candidate for the Badgers.“Yeah, number one is tackling this ball carrier. That’s our number one concern, is getting this guy on the ground,” Meyer said. “Then number two is making sure that we are protecting our quarterback. They blitz a lot. Very complicated defense.”Regardless of what the worries are on the field, Meyer said come kick off, his relationship with Andersen will change.“Gary and I are great friends. We’ll always be great friends.  Great respect for each other.  Great family people. Our families get along. That will never change,” Meyer said. “For 60 minutes tomorrow we’re going to be competitors.”The Badgers and Buckeyes are scheduled to kick off Saturday at 8:17 p.m. from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. read more

VIDEO Amazing goal by Mikkel Hansen

PSG Handball took important points against HBC Nantes 27:26 in the last match of LNH in 2014. Triumph against one of the biggest rivals, which put PSG on the second place behind Montpellier, will be remembered also by amazing goal of Mikkel Hansen.. ← Previous Story Norwegian No. 1 Silje Solberg: Spanish shooters and fast-breaks… Next Story → SG Flensburg win 80th “Landesderby” AmaZING handball goalMikkel HansenPSG Handball

Les distributeurs automatiques de billets vecteurs de germes

first_imgLes distributeurs automatiques de billets vecteurs de germesD’après une étude anglaise concernant les lieux publics et les germes, il semblerait que les distributeurs automatiques de billets abritent autant de microbes que les toilettes publiques.DAB et toilettes publics : même combat concernant les germes et microbes. C’est en tout cas ce que nous révèle l’institut Biocote qui a étudié le sujet. Ainsi, les scientifiques britanniques ont prélevé et étudié des échantillons provenant de distributeurs de billets et ont constaté que la teneur en microbes était la même que dans les toilettes ouvertes à tous, et que les bactéries étaient également les mêmes dans les deux endroits, des coliformes aux bacilles.À lire aussiErysipèle : contagion, traitement, de quoi s’agit-il ?Le directeur de l’étude, Richard Hastings, a expliqué dans un communiqué : “Nous avons été très surpris pas les résultats, le niveau de contamination des distributeurs était équivalent à celui des toilettes publiques. En plus, le type de bactéries que nous avons trouvées dans ces machines était similaire à celles qu’on trouve dans des toilettes publiques, qui sont des endroits bien connus pour véhiculer des maladies”, rapporte Europe 1. L’étude a permis de déterminer que les touches des DAB étaient donc très sales, mais également les billets eux-mêmes. Seule façon de se débarrasser de ces germes : se laver les mains, comme après chaque passage aux toilettes.Le 2 février 2011 à 14:53 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Nouvelle rumeur le Galaxy S3 serait flexible

first_imgNouvelle rumeur: le Galaxy S3 serait flexibleInfo réelle, intox ? Canular ou source sûre ? Un site chinois vient d’apporter une nouvelle rumeur à propos du Galaxy S3 de Samsung. Une de plus, qui semble cependant bien peu probable! Le site chinois xda.cn prétend que Samsung pourrait sortir un Galaxy S3… flexible ! En effet, sur les photos, on aperçoit un téléphone à l’écran très incurvé. Alors, flexibilité du téléphone ou moulage un peu spécial ?Cependant, on s’aperçoit rapidement que le téléphone possède des touches physiques. Celle du milieu fait même penser à un mp3 plutôt qu’à un mobile.Surtout, il semble peu probable que Samsung s’aventure à sortir un smartphone avec des touches physiques aussi volumineuses, alors que la tendance est au tout tactile ou au touches discrètes.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Le site nippon prétend même que le smartphone possède un écran HD 720p Super Amoled Plus 3D. Ce qui ferait de lui un écran flexible. Ou bien, le site a tout simplement confondu avec le Samsung Galaxy Skin qui devrait être prévu pour le deuxième trimestre 2012 ? Ce dernier possède, lui, un écran AMOLED entièrement flexible… Et, en effet, le téléphone présenté rappelle étrangement le Galaxy Skin.Il se pourrait aussi que Samsung possède plusieurs prototypes pour son Galaxy S3 et, n’arrivant pas à se décider, choisisse celui qui sera le plus compétitif au moment de sa sortie ? En attendant, la prochaine rumeur, on se contentera de celle-ci qui semble tout de même un peu légère et fait plus de sceptiques que de convaincus. En tout cas, une chose est sûre, le Galaxy S3 ne sera pas présenté à la fin du mois au Mobile World Congress 2012. Le 2 février 2012 à 17:25 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

PM Tables Sexual Harassment Bill

first_img Recommended for you Jamaica’s Senate Begins debate on National Identification and Registration Bill Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Two boys die, bicycle and van collide in St. Catherine, Jamaica Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKINGSTON, Dec. 9 (JIS): Prime Minister, the Most. Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, tabled the Sexual Harassment Bill in the House of Representatives on Tuesday (December 8).The legislation provides a framework for addressing the issue of sexual harassment in Jamaica. Specifically, it outlines sexual harassment in the home, workplace and institutions, and the actions that can be taken against persons, who commit such offences.Speaking at the Jamaica House press briefing today (December 9), Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, said the legislation was shaped from the CARICOM Model Bill on Sexual Harassment, taking into account local cultural norms.“Importantly too, under the Act, victims of sexual harassment will be able to seek redress in the Resident Magistrate’s Court or at a special division of the Industrial Disputes Tribunal, which will be established for this purpose,” Senator Falconer informed.Following debate and passage in the Lower House, the Bill will go before the Senate for its deliberation. Bahamas DPM Turnquest, as IDB Governor, Talks Technology and Climate Change Resilience at IDB Conclave Related Items:bill, jamaica, sexual harassment billlast_img read more

ASA to EPA Where Are Your Renewable Fuel Priorities

first_imgThe farmer leaders of the American Soybean Association (ASA) today voiced their exasperation, confusion and anger at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency following an announcement that the EPA will approve an application allowing Argentine biodiesel easier access to the U.S. market.“Today’s decision issued by EPA on Argentinian biodiesel shows a lack of coordination and alarming tone-deafness regarding the purposes of the Renewable Fuels Standard,” said ASA President and Brownfield, Texas, farmer Wade Cowan. “EPA has put the interests of our foreign competitors above those of soybean farmers here in the U.S. At this point, we can only scratch our heads and wonder what EPA’s priorities are when it comes to the domestic renewable fuels industry.”EPA’s announcement followed a December notice that the agency would postpone setting biofuels volume requirements for 2014 until early in 2015. Speaking at the National Biodiesel Board Conference last week, former Senator Byron Dorgan said EPA’s inability or unwillingness to set the 2014 RFS volume requirements demonstrated that there was “no minimum threshold for embarrassment” at EPA.Cowan added, “Do they recognize that they have not set volume requirements for 2014—which has already passed—or for 2015, which we’re already a month into? Do they realize that every link in the biodiesel supply chain—from soybean farmers to gas station owners—is in limbo, awaiting their long-delinquent action on these decisions? Do they recall that one of the purposes of this program is to increase domestic energy independence? It sure seems that the answer to each of these questions is a resounding ‘no’.”ASA wrote to EPA in March 2014 with questions and a request that the Argentine application be subject to a formal public comment period, given the potential ramifications and the numerous factors involved and impacts that go beyond EPA’s domain. EPA did not respond to ASA’s letter, and no public comment period was provided before its announcement. ASA is not aware of any requirement or deadline for EPA to act on the Argentine application.“President Obama should not be pleased with the job EPA is doing on renewable fuels. The agency’s manner of haphazard decision-making, which is so sorely lacking in direction, belies the Obama Administration’s support for the U.S. biofuels industry,” Cowan said. “Until the past year, the White House could rightly share the credit for the benefits that this industry has provided to the rural economy, energy security, and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. But these latest actions and inactions from EPA overshadow that progress and can only be seen as an embarrassment.”last_img read more