Pacquiao: Bob Arum hasn’t paid me and Freddie Roach

first_imgBoxer Manny Pacquiao (L) and coach Freddie Roach. TRISTAN TAMAYO/INQUIRER.netSenator and boxer Manny Pacquiao on Wednesday revealed that his promoter Bob Arum has not paid him and his trainer Freddie Roach for his welterweight bout with Australian boxer Jeff Horn last July 2.“I have no problem with Coach Freddie Roach. I’m not the one paying him, it’s Bob Arum. The trainer’s fee is automatically deducted by the Top Rank from my purse,” Pacquiao said in a statement.ADVERTISEMENT Lariba to undergo bone marrow transplant China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments “So, if Coach Freddie has not yet received his payment, we are on the same boat. My purse has not yet been released by Arum,” Pacquiao said.The boxer-turned-politician made this statement after Roach lamented that Pacquiao has not spoken to him since the former’s controversial fight with Horn.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsPacquiao’s long-time trainer also said that he has not been paid after the boxing match in Brisbane.“I was trying to see where his head was at, and I could not even get him to say hi to me. I don’t know if he was upset with me or what,” Roach said in a Sports Illustrated report. LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend “I really don’t know if he’s mad at me. But I can tell you this: I haven’t been paid yet. So who knows?” Roach said.On Tuesday, the World Boxing Organization (WBO) upheld the victory of Horn after the Philippines’ Games and Amusement Board (GAB) called for a thorough review of the fight. JESports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES 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 MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucenalast_img read more

Godfrey Okumu on Lady Maroons tailspin: I believe we still have a fight in us

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MANILA, Philippines—University of the Philippines is in a tailspin, losing two straight in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT View comments P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES Robles and Lacsina had 17 and 16 points, respectively, while Nierva was an impenetrable defensive force with 26 excellent digs and 29 successful receptions.Nierva’s tally of 29 successful receptions was three more than what the Lady Maroons collectively had.“We had the fourth set and the fifth set but that just didn’t happen, we just lost it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Read Next 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash PBA D-League: Wangs pounds Marinerong Pilipino for 2nd win MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief UP’s loss to the Lady Bulldogs, however, stung harder than anything Okumu has seen this season.The Lady Maroons already held a 14-10 lead in the fifth set, needing just one more good ball to end the affair but NU had other plans and went on a mind-boggling 7-1 run to steal the win.“We’re no longer a team in progress, we’re a team that is strong and a power to be reckoned with, but things do not go as we had planned,” said Okumu.UP has a roster that boasts a veteran core of Ayel Estrañero, Diana Carlos, Isa Molde, Maristela Layug, and Justine Dorog but that experience faltered against the grit of NU’s youngsters.Rookies Jennifer Nierva, Ivy Lacsina, and Princess Robles pulled the rug from underneath the Lady Maroons’ feet.ADVERTISEMENT The Lady Maroons, who dropped to 3-3, are still in the fifth spot of the standings but University of Santo Tomas, De La Salle, and Far Eastern University are all ahead with an identical record of 4-2.Still, head coach Godfrey Okumu has an unabashed positivity and he vowed that UP will bounce back after their horrendous five-set loss to National University, 25-17, 14-25, 17-25, 25-23, 17-15.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“We will. We will. We will,” said Okumu on his team’s chances of recovering from their slump Wednesday. “I believe we still have a fight in us.”The Lady Maroons once shared the top spot with Ateneo just two games prior but their loss to the Lady Eagles and to the Lady Bulldogs saw them drop marginally in the ladder. Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandemlast_img read more

Tendulkar owns team in Pro Kabbadi League

first_imgMumbai, May 12 (PTI) Sachin Tendulkar has joined the Kabaddi bangwagon, becoming a co-owner of Chennai-based franchise which will be included with three other teams in the fifth season of VIVO Pro Kabaddi League. The announcement of the four new teams — names yet to be decided — from Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana — was made by Mashal Sports, organizer and administrator of the league and its parent organization STAR India today. The Chennai-based franchise is owned by a consortium — Iquest Enterprises Private Limited, which include Tendulkar and serial entreprenur N Prasad. The JSW Group, Adani Group and GMR Group are the other three owners of the new Pro Kabaddi League teams. Uday Shankar, Chairman and CEO, Star India said, “Im delighted to welcome some of Indias finest corporates to our Mission Kabaddi. “We believe that with the support of existing and new partners we are well on our course to realizing a socially transformative sports agenda. The interest shown by these corporates is evidence of the immense potential of Kabaddi.” With this, VIVO Pro Kabaddi is poised to surpass other Indian sports leagues in terms of geographical representation ? 11 states, number of matches ? 130+ matches and length of the tournament ? 13 weeks. Janardan Singh Gehlot, President, International Kabaddi Federation, said, “We laud Star India and Mashal Sports for uniquely transforming and renewing Kabaddi, and their relentless efforts to scale it even higher. “The addition of 4 new teams to the ever-growing VIVO Pro Kabaddi League signifies a promising road ahead for the sport in India as well as over the world.” This expansion adds to an already impressive line-up of 8 franchises based out of major metros in the country ? Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Patna, Pune and Jaipur. Earlier this week, Star India announced a breakthrough deal with VIVO India, the global smartphone major — as the title sponsor of the league for five years. PTI ATK ATKadvertisementlast_img read more

FIFA invites trapped Thai boys to World Cup if they are rescued in time

first_imgFIFA President Gianni Infantino has invited the coach and players of Thai boy’s football team trapped in a cave in the country’s north to the World Cup final.The football body has sent a letter to the president of the Football Association of Thailand offering its “deepest sympathies and support” to the families of young footballers and their coach.”If, as we all hope, they are reunited with their families in the coming days and their health allows them to travel, FIFA would be delighted to invite them to attend the 2018 World Cup final as our guests,” Infantino wrote.The letter says the team’s appearance at the final would “undoubtedly be a wonderful moment of communion and celebration.”The boys have asked the navy SEALs taking care of them in the cave for details about what has happened in the World Cup.Rescue work is currently underway as authorities try to free the 12 boys and their coach, who have been trapped since June 23.The boys, aged 11-16, and their 25-year-old coach went exploring in the Tham Luang Nang Non cave in the northern province after a football game on June 23. Monsoon flooding cut off their escape and prevented rescuers from finding them for 10 days.The boys, although skinny, have been described as in good health. Authorities have said the football players are being looked after by Thai navy SEALs, including medics, staying with them inside the cave.Officials prefer to get the boys out as soon as possible because heavy rain expected by Saturday almost surely will raise water levels again in the cave, making passage in some areas even more difficult, if not impossible.advertisement(With AP inputs)last_img read more

Urban Meyer Getting Crushed For What He’s Doing vs. Michigan State

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer during an Ohio State football game.NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on prior to the All State Sugar Bowl against the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer has been criticized in the past for relying on quarterback runs too much in close games. Well, it’s happening again.The Buckeyes are taking on Michigan State at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, Michigan this afternoon.It’s Ohio State 7, Michigan State 3 in the third quarter.The Buckeyes have just 184 yards of total offense. Ohio State’s quarterback, Dwayne Haskins, has three rushes for -11 yards.Ohio State fans don’t understand why the Buckeyes are running Haskins at all. Michigan State’s defense clearly doesn’t respect his running ability and doesn’t consider him a threat. The Spartans are keying in on Ohio State’s running backs anytime there’s a read option.YOU CANT RUN THE OPTION WITH HASKINS!— OT (@OTBuckeye23) November 10, 2018Why the hell would you run the option with Haskins.— Nicholas Shook (@TheShookster) November 10, 2018Great play but what’s with the speed option call on 2nd down on offense. They know Haskins isn’t gonna run it. Stop calling it!— Kevin Muhlenkamp (@Gobucks2112) November 10, 2018If we can’t figure out how to design an Offense around Haskins, bring in Martell and run the old offense. #ohiostatefootball— Brad Friemoth (@bradfriemoth) November 10, 2018Bring in Tate for a series. See what he can do. You can’t run an option with Haskins ?‍♂️ #ComeOn— Justin Gallagher (@JGally8) November 10, 2018Urban either needs to play Tate or change his offense for Haskins. You can’t run option with a pocket passing qb smh.— Jono N (@JonoNisenboum) November 10, 2018Good hell, the play calling is atrocious. Haskins isn’t JT, he CAN’T RUN!— Karl Olnhausen (@kolnhausen) November 10, 2018Ohio State can probably beat Michigan State today by continuing to do what it’s been doing on offense, but it’s hard to imagine the Buckeyes toppling Michigan looking like this.Something is going to need to change.For now, Ohio State and Michigan State are playing on FOX.last_img read more

The Best Wireless Speakers

first_img The Best CBD Oil and Skincare Creams for Managing Pain Editors’ Recommendations Cigar Humidors 101: What They Are, How They Work, and the Best Picks Lenny Kravitz’s New Twice Toothpaste Will Make Plaque Fly Away It’s Time to Ditch Your Sleeping Bag for a Versatile, Lightweight Camping Quilt The Best Rums for Mixing to Turn Any Night Into Island Night If You Want Compact Crisp Sound: Bose Soundlink Mini Bluetooth SpeakerThis sleek speaker packs a lot of punch and fits in the palm of your hand.$199.95 at bose.comFor the Party on the Go: Jabra Red Solemate Portable Bluetooth SpeakerBring this snappy speaker with you wherever you go. Plus it can pick up sound from as far as 33 feet.$149.99 at shop.jabra.comFor the Sound Aficianado: SONOS Playbar Soundbar Wireless SpeakerThis playbar features SONOS HiFi sound and lets you expand your sound by connecting with other SONOS speakers.$699.98 at bestbuy.comFor the Sound Marathon: Braven 850 Bluetooth Speaker and ChargerThis speaker keeps going for up to 20 hours.$279 at audiogeeks.comFor the Bass Lover: Ultimate Ears Mini Boom Wireless Bluetooth SpeakerThis tiny objects packs a lot of bass.$99.99 at amazon.comFor the Design Lover: Grain Audio Packable Wireless SpeakerThis one is arguably the best looking of the bunch.$249 at grainaudio.comFor the Nostalgic: Marshall StanmoreWhat better way to transition somebody into the wireless generation of speakers than with the vintage-inspired Marshall Stanmore?$400 at marshallheadphones.comFor the Beach or Pool: Braven BRV-1This wireless speaker can withstand a few splashes and spills because it’s water-resistant.$149.99 at braven.comFor Awesome Visuals: JBL PulseNot only does this have all the capabilities of a wireless speaker, it also has a cool LED light show.$199.95 at jbl.comBecause Two Is Better Than One: Damson Jet Portable Wireless Speaker PairRemember when speakers always came in pairs? This set will make you remember why two speakers are better than one.$179.99 at amazon.comlast_img read more

Significant Decline in Asthma Admissions Since Smoking Ban

first_img The Minister said efforts against tobacco advertising and promotion will also be intensified. There has been a 20 per cent reduction in asthmatic admissions to hospitals since the imposition of the no smoking policy. The Minister urged Jamaicans to continue supporting the ban. Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, says there has been a 20 per cent reduction in asthmatic admissions to hospitals since the imposition of the no smoking policy in specified public spaces.The ban was imposed on July 15, with the implementation of the Public Health (Tobacco Control) Regulations 2013.The regulations’ are consistent with the Government’s 2013/14 strategic priority focus on human capital development in relation to health care.The Minister, who was speaking at the official launch  of the Heart Foundation of Jamaica’s (HFJ) annual ‘Run for your Heart’ event on October 29, at Emancipation Park in New Kingston, urged Jamaicans to continue supporting the ban, noting that the country will see the gains in terms having a healthier society.He said all non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are impacted by tobacco smoking.  “Within another couple of years, you will see, as has happened in Northern Ireland and other countries, less heart attack, less strokes; and this is not at any big cost…all I ask of Jamaica is for support, that’s all I’m asking,” he stated.The Minister said efforts against tobacco advertising and promotion will also be intensified in accordance with Article 13 of the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.“We believe that the article must be taken very seriously and it is going to be part of our rollout later down the road. Article 15, that deals with the illicit trade of tobacco, will also be (focused on as well) but right now, we are concentrating on dealing with the regulations that control smoking in public places,” he said.Dr. Ferguson reiterated that the move to impose the ban was borne out of his “commitment to the people of Jamaica, to the children of Jamaica, to the workers of Jamaica, to the non smokers and the smokers themselves. It is our view that we too have a right. We are not saying persons can’t smoke, all we are saying is ‘you must not smoke in some specified places.”The Health Minister informed that the country spends billions each year on addressing the ills caused by the effect of tobacco smoke, pointing out that the direct and indirect cost of tobacco use and exposure is estimated to be between US$750 million to US$1.3 billion.Dr. Ferguson said commendations have been forthcoming from several heads of international and local agencies regarding the stance which has been taken.“Those who have been fighting or pushing back (do so) because (of their own personal) interest. There are those who are talking about the revenue. We recognise that we are in a special period, and we recognise that tobacco is part of the commercial landscape but…my position is a pro-health position,” he said.The tobacco regulations outline places where smoking is prohibited, such as all enclosed places, public transportation, workplaces, government buildings, health facilities; sport, athletic and recreational facilities for use by the public; educational institutions; areas specifically for use by children, and places of collective use, such as bus stops.They also require the use of large, graphic health warnings on tobacco products, instead of the text only warnings currently used.The 2010 Global Youth Tobacco Survey, undertaken by the National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA), indicates that just over 40 per cent of young persons, aged 13 to 15 years, have smoked at least once and, alarmingly, over 19 per cent of those who have ever smoked started under the age of 10 years.According to WHO statistics, tobacco kills up to half of its users and causes the death of nearly six million people each year, including more than 600,000 non-smokers exposed to second hand smoke.The statistics also show that across the globe, every six seconds, someone dies from tobacco-related illness; one in 10 adults dies every year because of tobacco; and nearly 80 per cent of the world’s one billion smokers live in low and middle income countries like Jamaica. Story Highlightslast_img read more

Province Announces New Support for Nova Scotia Families

first_img For a single parent with two kids receiving Income Assistance, the changes could add up to more than $420 extra per year for those not working and almost $1,700 more a year for those on Income Assistance with a job. These new initiatives are on top of improvements made to the Employment Support and Income Assistance program introduced in January that fully fund eye exams, change the definition of common-law partner, double asset levels, and made sure benefits are not reduced when adult children living at home are pursuing post-secondary education. Since 2009, government has made other, significant efforts to help families, including increasing minimum wage, building more affordable housing and removing the provincial portion of the HST from children’s shoes, clothing and diapers. “As a former child in care, and now as a foster parent, I know how important foster families are to the children who need a safe place to heal,” said Paula LeBlanc, a foster parent in Dartmouth. “It’s heartwarming to see that government recognizes the value of foster families and continues to support us so we can give children the loving homes they need to grow.” “Offering practical assistance for children and families, tending to the basic necessities of life, providing shelter for homeless people, rehabilitating people who have lost control of their lives to an addiction, integrating people back into society — all these things would not be possible without the province’s help, “said Major Larry Martin, divisional commander, Maritime division, The Salvation Army. This year’s budget also invests $42.5 million to fix Canada’s weakest student assistance system, and make post-secondary education more affordable. The improvements take effect July 1. More information is available at www.gov.ns.ca/coms. About 240,000 Nova Scotia families will soon have more money to make ends meet thanks to new support announced by Premier Darrell Dexter today, April 7. The province will invest more than $18 million over the next year to help low-income families regain their independence and pay for family priorities. “This is the largest investment in Nova Scotia families and children in over a decade,” said Premier Dexter. “Raising strong, healthy children is key to Nova Scotia’s social and economic future. We’re working hard to make life better for families. We are moving the province on a new path forward while living within our means.” “Families are our priority, which is why we’re making investments while other provinces and countries are cutting social programs,” said Community Services Minister Denise Peterson-Rafuse. “Investing in Nova Scotia families helps them provide for themselves, and contribute to their communities and the province’s economy.” The new investments include: A 22 per cent increase per child, per month to the Nova Scotia Child Benefit B, the first increase in a decade. This increase will help more than 23,000 families provide healthier food and other support for their children. A $15 per month increase in the Income Assistance personal allowance to help more than 31,000 adults better provide for themselves and their families. Indexing the Affordable Living Tax Credit and the Poverty Reduction Credit to keep up with inflation, which will help almost 240,000 Nova Scotia families pay for necessities like food and clothing. Adding 250 child care subsidies to help more families access affordable child care. Increasing foster care rates by more than 10 per cent, or about $50 per child, per month to help about 800 foster families provide homes for children in need. Allowing working Income Assistance clients to keep more money each month. They currently keep 30 per cent of earnings. They will now keep the first $150 earned each month, plus 30 per cent of the remaining amount. Disabled Income Assistance recipients in supportive employment will keep the first $300, double the current rate, plus 30 per cent of the remaining earnings.last_img read more

A QuickSketch profile of BC NDP Leader John Horgan

first_imgVANCOUVER – A sketch of John Horgan, leader of British Columbia’s New Democratic Party:Age: 57.Born: Victoria.Family: Married Ellie in 1984; two grown sons, Nate and Evan.Education: Bachelor of Arts, Trent University in Peterborough, Ont,; Master of History, Sydney University.Career: A former backroom NDP strategist from southern Vancouver Island. He was acclaimed party leader on May 1, 2014.Riding: Juan de Fuca.Lives: Langford.Quote: “I’ve seen the film several times and I keep thinking, ‘I could have been that! I could have been that!’ So that was my life’s ambition, to get on that set. And apparently there’s a ‘Star Trek Four’ coming and Vancouver’s in the mix, so perhaps if I’m successful on Tuesday, I’ll have more pull to get on the set.” — Horgan speaking about his ambition to appear as an extra in a Star Trek film.last_img read more

Star Treks Nichelle Nichols Becomes Founding Celebrity For STARPOWER

first_imgNichelle Nichols – best known as ‘Uhura’ in Gene Roddenberry’s iconic television show ‘Star Trek’ – has announced her role as a founding celebrity and launch partner of STARPOWER, the largest philanthropic endeavor in social media history, to benefit and support her favorite charities.Video: Nichelle Nichols – Welcome to StarPowerNichols, who volunteered with NASA to promote recruitment of women and minorities into the space agency, is joining forces with STARPOWER to harness the power of her fans online to raise funds and awareness for deserving charities that continue those missions she cares so much about. Effective immediately Nichelle Nichols will be hosting fan events, offering giveaways, signings, competitions, and more to fans that follow her through her STARPOWER account.Fans of Nichelle and of Star Trek can JOIN here.“Nichelle Nichols is a woman of many historic firsts,” said Terri Hitchcock, CEO of STARPOWER. “She has broken boundaries throughout her entire career. From her role as the first African-American woman to play a non-stereotypical television lead, to her pioneering work in the space program, Nichelle has chosen to take on a new historic undertaking with the launch of STARPOWER. We’re truly honored that she’s chosen to join us.”“StarPower makes it possible to share with my fans in ways I’ve always wished I could do, said Nichols, speaking from her Los Angeles home. “I’m excited to not only have a closer relationship with my fans than ever before, but to be doing it for my favorite causes.”Nichols is noted for her dedication to her fans whom she calls ‘many of her best supporters, her cheerleaders, and her very close friends’.Nichols continues to tour the world, attending conventions and performing on stage for both her own work, and for Star Trek. “I wish I could spend more time with each and every one of them,” says Nichols, “and now, thanks to StarPower, I can.”Nichols’ charitable recipients include The Technology Access Foundation which works to aid and equip minority students for success in college and life through an education in the sciences and engineering, and the Planetary Society which sponsors projects that will seed innovative space technologies, nurtures creative young minds, and is a vital advocate for our future in space.last_img read more

RAINE MAIDA AND CHANTAL KREVIAZUK REFLECT ON MARITAL STRUGGLES IN DOCUMENTARY

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement TORONTO — Raine Maida and Chantal Kreviazuk are no strangers to putting their marriage on display for public scrutiny, but in their new documentary “I’m Going to Break Your Heart” the musicians go a step further by inviting cameras into some uncomfortably tense situations.In one scene, the couple spiral into an argument over creative freedom while composing a song together, and in another the layers of their emotional disconnection are peeled back with the help of a marriage counsellor.It’s the kind of access you rarely see from Canadian musicians, who don’t often speak openly about relationships. But Maida suggests there’s value in revealing the steps they’ve taken to mend fractures that formed throughout 19 years of marriage and parenting three children. “I don’t think we’re embarrassed by it,” the Our Lady Peace frontman says while sitting alongside his wife. “I would’ve been five years ago.”Canadian musical couple Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida (Publicity photo)Kreviazuk chimes in with a more decisive perspective on the emotional rawness she portrays in the counselling sessions.“I think it would be great to not be embarrassed of that — if we could all not be so worried about what other people think,” she says.“I love excellence but the place I most want it is in my home and with my partner. That’s my No. 1 priority.”At the centre of “I’m Going to Break Your Heart,” showing at Calgary’s National Music Centre on Feb. 8, is the quest for the couple to rediscover passion for each other through music.After five years of stalled plans, they resolve to escape their daily demands and temporarily resettle in Saint Pierre and Miquelon, a self-governing archipelago off the coast of Newfoundland that’s a territory of France.The isolated environment offers the setting for their project Moon vs. Sun, in which they create and perform music as a duo, to finally take shape. Kreviazuk and Maida push through late-night songwriting sessions where they clash over how to express their vision. Their single “Lowlight” is due for release on Friday.Planning to bring their project to cities across the country as part of a concert tour later this year, they’ll also launch a podcast tentatively called “The Together Space” which interviews other couples who collaborate in their work.“I don’t think you’d really understand these songs if you don’t (see) how they were conceived — that context is so crucial,” Maida says.“It doesn’t really make sense to just show the songwriting if you don’t show the process of us in a relationship.”Shaping that footage into a documentary proved more frustrating than either of them expected, Maida says. Certain editors felt the story thrived on the clashes, rather than the creation of their album, so he says they would splice together separate therapy sessions to ratchet up the conflict.“We saw some edits that we were like, ‘Why are you trying to make us look like we don’t love each other?”‘ Kreviazuk adds, pointing out they’ve participated in marriage coaching for 12 years.“You can really play with that (and) make it look like dart after dart with no space for healing.”Maida, 48, says watching an outsider’s version of the film take shape led him to seriously consider learning post-production software so that he could recut the film himself.“I saw how quickly a choice could be made that just shifted the whole thing,” he says.“It was inauthentic. Never mind it made us look terrible, it was like you’re telling lies now. We’re trying to be as real, open and honest as possible and now you’re manipulating that. And so, you’re fired. And so we went through this process for a year.”Eventually the documentary began screening for test audiences in Los Angeles and the couple listened while others dissected their relationship. Fingers were pointed in both directions, with some saying Maida acted like a jerk while Kreviazuk came across as needy.“People were laughing,” Maida remembers. “They were angry. They said, ‘Would you get divorced?”‘Kreviazuk, 44, says she’s come to accept that viewers might insert their own experiences into her marriage, but she prefers to focus on the positivity the documentary is bringing out.Since the film’s trailer debuted earlier this month she’s heard fans say it inspired them to reconnect with their own partners. She’s saving those messages on her phone as a reminder that speaking about the ups and downs of their marriage has rewards.“I don’t really care if somebody thinks it’s a fail, because all I see here is a massive success,” Kreviazuk says.“I often feel like we’ve been together so long that it’s him and I against the world. I really love that.”By David Friend | The Associated Press – Follow @dfriend on Twitter.last_img read more

UN peacekeeper DR of Congo troops and scores of Ugandan rebels killed

A United Nations peacekeeper from India, soldiers of the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC) and leaders of a Ugandan rebel movement were among the scores of people killed as the Congolese troops took back nine localities in the troubled eastern region of the country, the UN Mission in DRC (MONUC) reported today.The Indian peacekeeper who died Sunday was one of 1,000 MONUC forces supporting about 4,000 national Armed Forces of DRC (FARDC) troops, who have been conducting operations against armed rebel groups so as to restore the authority of the Congolese State. Another four peacekeepers were wounded, with one of the four having been seriously wounded. The operation, called “Ituri Eden,” began north of the Ituri district’s capital of Bunia against the armed group headed by Peter Karim Udaga, a former leader of the predominantly ethnic Lendu militia, the Nationalist and Integrationist Front (FNI), according to MONUC.Some 1,500 FARDC soldiers, supported by 300 Nepalese peacekeepers, have been involved in the operation, pushing forces loyal to Karim in a northeasterly direction towards the Ugandan border. Several of Karim’s followers were killed in firefights, the town of Nioka was cleared of armed former militiamen, and two of Karim’s bodyguards were captured, in addition to 17 weapons and a truck loaded with precious woods, the mission said. The FARDC casualties totalled 16 wounded and six dead, while the armed rebel groups were believed to have sustained around 90 casualties.MONUC General Narena Satiya told the mission’s Radio Okapi that two rebel leaders, whom he named as Parada and Amosi, were killed, another called Bosco fled into the hills of Ruhengeri, while a fourth, Luini, was seriously wounded.In the radio interview FARDC General Mbuyi added that his troops seized several items, including 41 weapons and a solar panel. read more

Hailing British donation for Sudan UN food agency urges more global aid

WFP is rebuilding more than 3,000 kilometres of roads in the war-ravaged region at a cost of $183 million, the agency said in a news release. Two decades of fighting between the north and the south, which ended last year, almost completely destroyed southern Sudan’s road network.“The UK Government’s donation will allow us to continue our work for only so long. We urge donors to open their hearts and their wallets so we can finish the entire roads project on time and provide a peace dividend to the people of southern Sudan,” said WFP Sudan Regional Director Ramiro Lopes da Silva.Voicing gratitude for the contribution, he said it would help the agency “make urgently required interventions to keep strategic links open” as the rainy season begins in a few months.Mr. Lopes da Silva said the money would be used immediately to do emergency repairs to two bridges and sections of carriageway between Kaya on the Ugandan border and the town of Rumbek, which is WFP’s most important logistical hub within southern Sudan.The money will also be spent clearing landmines from key roadways across the country, the agency said.“The road project will dramatically reduce the cost of delivering goods and will facilitate the reopening of market linkages, which is crucial to rebuilding the country, provide a safe passage for hundreds of thousands of returning refugees and leave a lasting legacy to the people of Sudan long after WFP’s work is done,” said Mr. Lopes da Silva.Since late 2003, WFP has rebuilt roughly 1,400 kilometres of roads, repaired bridges and culverts, and removed and destroyed some 200,000 pieces of unexploded ordinance. Apart from the roads, WFP is also looking for $746 million from donors in 2006 for its emergency operation to feed more than 6 million people in Sudan. read more

Manufacturing sales up 17 per cent beats economist expectations

by The Canadian Press Posted Feb 13, 2015 8:18 am MDT OTTAWA – Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales rose 1.7 per cent in December, despite a sharp drop in petroleum and coal products.The increase topped the gain of 0.5 per cent reading that economists had expected.The federal agency says in the increase was fuelled by sales of motor vehicles, which gained nine per cent in December after falling in November.Sales of machinery grew 5.2 per cent in December to their highest level since November 2011.Excluding the petroleum and coal product industry, which fell 9.3 per cent, manufacturing sales were up 3.2 per cent.Sales increased in seven provinces in December, led by Ontario, Quebec and B.C. Manufacturing sales up 1.7 per cent, beats economist expectations AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Opinion Ohio State should be on its way to becoming a hockey

Ohio State junior forward Dakota Joshua celebrates his second period goal against Denver in the NCAA Tournament on March 25, 2018. Credit: Nick Hudak | Lantern photographerBoston College. Minnesota. Wisconsin. Three established hockey programs, three established “hockey schools” and the only three programs to have both a men’s and women’s team in the Frozen Four in the same season.The only three, that is, until last Sunday, when Ohio State joined the list.This season, the women’s hockey team swept the No. 1 team in the country in Wisconsin, and the men’s hockey team beat Michigan five times, more than any team in the program’s history.The teams are performing as the school’s top programs, and they both should only get better next year. So, with football and basketball usually in the spotlight, how can Ohio State build on its success and become a hockey school?Success in the upcoming seasons will definitely help, however it only goes so far — as the pistol and synchronized swimming teams will tell you. It would take a shift in the culture for Ohio State to resemble anything of a “hockey school,” but it could be well on its way.Football will always be king at Ohio State. But there’s no reason to think Ohio State hockey should not be spoken in the same breathe as Boston College, Minnesota and Wisconsin.There are already plans on the table for a new hockey arena that would allow Ohio State’s attendance — which finished eighth in the NCAA, but bottom five in percent of arena capacity — to create more of a fan-friendly atmosphere than it does in the massive Schottenstein Center where it plays now.On the other side, the proposed capacity of 4,000 and the ability to have an established hockey-specific location would help the women’s hockey team, which plays in one of the smallest and most outdated venues in the nation.And with hype around the two programs at a high level, it’s convenient a new arena is on the horizon.When the project is completed, it will be up to the respective teams to continue the success they have shown this season.Fortunately for Ohio State, both teams look to be strong in both depth and coaching. Steve Rohlik and Nadine Muzerall both earned coach of the year honors in their respective conferences, and both teams were led in points by underclassmen. The women’s hockey team has two freshmen stars in Emma Maltais and Tatum Skaggs and still has redshirt junior goalie Kassidy Sauve for another season.The accolades don’t stop at the college level. Eleven players from Ohio State are currently playing in the NHL, which only helps to shift attention to a program that has made only two Frozen Fours.The future is more than bright for the hockey programs — it’s glowing, and a new hockey arena would bring more attention to a sport that is undeservedly flying under the radar. Even with the most successful year of hockey Ohio State — and Columbus, for that matter — has ever seen, it takes more than good seasons to shine at a school with a football team that is expected to contend for a title every season. Oh yeah, a basketball team rising faster than anyone predicted doesn’t help shifting focus toward the hockey programs and getting students into seats, either.You know what does help? A national championship, a new arena, a new reason to care and a new sense of consistency that’s never been there before. The talent is there for the future, but if the men’s hockey team can make history on April 7 with a national championship, the establishment of Ohio State as a hockey powerhouse might be coming sooner rather than later. read more

Tall Players Like Joel Embiid Are More Prone to Injury

This was never supposed to be Joel Embiid’s draft. College stars Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins were expected to be the frontrunners for 2014. But as the NCAA season began, Embiid, a center for Kansas, amazed, prompting his coach to compare him to Hakeem Olajuwon. He was ascendant — the kind of guy an NBA team tanks for.Then came the injuries. Embiid sprained his left knee early in the season and suffered a bone contusion, missing only one game. Later, right before the Big 12 tournament, doctors diagnosed him with a spondylolysis, a stress fracture in his lower back. The injury forced him out of the NCAA tournament but not out of the NBA draft. Many draft boards had him going first, convinced that teams would see the potential beyond the injuries.But last week Embiid had surgery to repair a stress fracture in the navicular bone of his foot. He’s reported to be out four to six months, and with the draft on Thursday there’s no telling where he’ll fall. USA Today now projects that Embiid will be the third pick and an NBA.com consensus mock draft projects him at fifth.Teams may be right to show concern about Embiid’s injuries, in part because of his height. Embiid is listed as 7’ tall by ESPN. Examining recent high draft picks reveals that taller players have gone on to miss a larger percentage of games than their shorter peers. Since 2000, 97 players 6’9” and taller have been drafted by teams with lottery selections (the first 13 or 14 picks in the draft, depending on the year). These players missed 17.9 percent of their potential NBA games (regular season and postseason, where appropriate) to injury over the course of their careers, while the 95 players 6’8” or shorter missed just 13.5 percent. The percentage of games missed generally increases as height increases. Players 7’0” or taller have missed nearly 24 percent of their games.That doesn’t factor in Embiid’s specific injuries. The navicular bone injury is the most troubling. The navicular is one of the tarsal bones located in the mid-foot, and an injury to the area is significant. In Embiid’s case, it required surgical intervention.Other players have had navicular fractures (it was the only injury to sideline Michael Jordan for an extended period of time in Chicago), but it’s been fairly uncommon the last few years. I keep a database of every injury in the NBA for any player who’s played since 2009, including each player’s entire injury history, even if the injury took place before 2009. Only seven affected NBA players out of a possible 900+ in my data set had a navicular fracture.Perimeter players including Jordan and Minnesota Timberwolves guard Kevin Martin both fared well following navicular fractures. But unfortunately for Embiid, the precedent set by big men to suffer the injury doesn’t inspire much confidence. In three of the seven navicular cases (including for perimeter and post players), the fracture reoccurred or additional surgery was needed. All three players (Curtis Borchardt, Zydrunas Ilgauskas and Yao Ming) stood 7 feet or taller. There’s another seven-footer, too, whose prognosis we’re not sure of yet: Brendan Haywood suffered a navicular fracture in October 2013 and didn’t play a minute this year for Charlotte. We’ll have to wait to see how his foot holds up.Small sample size, of course, but it begins to tell us what teams might be able to expect from Embiid. And there are always outliers. The careers of Kevin McHale (who played too long ago to be included in my database) and Ilgauskas provide some optimism. McHale bounced back following his injury in the 1987 postseason and played seven more seasons, including four at an All-Star level. Ilgauskas also went on to have a productive career.Then again, that only happened after his third foot surgery, a procedure that involved reshaping multiple bones in his foot. read more

Move over touchscreen Apple granted patent for invisible buttons and sliders

first_imgPart of the appeal of Apple devices is that they’re undeniably sleek, sporting smooth, curved corners and flush surfaces. When designing the iPhone and iPad, Apple intentionally minimized the amount of physical buttons the devices had, adding to the overall sleek style. However, what if Apple needed to add some more physical buttons to its iconic devices, but didn’t want to sacrifice the sleek design ideals?According to a patent granted to Apple, the company has found the solution: invisible buttons. What better way to provide more controls, but keep them hidden, securing the iconic sleek iDevice design?Now, Apple hasn’t tapped into its inner Harry Potter magic and can suddenly make things invisible at will, but rather, the buttons would be made of the same material as the device’s housing, and set flush to the surface. So, the button would appear to just be part of, for example, the iPad’s bezel.When using the button would be applicable, a small backlight could illuminate its location. It’s also possible for the invisible buttons to have a sensor that would keep them hidden until the user motioned toward them. The idea can also be applied to slider controls, if for some reason Apple would ever need its devices to have a physical slider away from the touchscreen.The patent doesn’t only apply to mobile devices, though. Apple could use the technology on virtually anything that has buttons or keys. Imagine context-sensitive buttons only appearing on a laptop keyboard when a certain action becomes available, only to disappear when that action is unavailable.The idea helps device manufacturers keep a sleek, minimalist design, but without having to sacrifice methods of input — certainly a boon for those that prefer button control over gesture control, but who also like pretty hardware.last_img read more

WWE RAW SPOILERS 117 RAW taping results from Glasgow Scotland To air

first_imgFacebook Comments are closed. Twitter Pinterest Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next WWE RAW Results – 9/9/19 (Steve Austin moderates, KOTR Semifinal, Women’s Tag Match) WWE Still Moving Forward With Crown Jewel Event In Saudi Arabia Seth Rollins Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns Videos Articles The following was taped on Monday from Glasgow, Scotland to air later tonight (November 7) on the USA Network beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET (7:00 CT).Fifth member of Team RAW RevealedStephanie McMahon reveals the fifth and final member for Team RAW: Seth Rollins. Team RAW has now been finalized including Seth Rollins, WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens, Chris Jericho, WWE United States Champion Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman.RAW main event announcedKevin Owens mentions that he doesn’t want Seth Rollins on his team and an argument broke out. Stephanie stepped in and made a Fatal 5-way match for RAW’s main event including Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens, Chris Jericho, Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman.Sin Cara & Rich Swann defeated Brian Kendrick & Noam DarAfter the match, Kendrick blames Noam for the loss. A fight errupts between the two until Noam clears the ring.Shane McMahon has invited Stephanie McMahon to Smackdown Live tomorrow night.Winner faces Dolph Ziggler at Survivor SeriesRusev vs. Sami Zayn tonight on RAW.5 tag teams from RAW announced for Survivor SeriesThere was a segment on RAW that pitted the Golden Truth, The Club, Sheamus & Cesaro and Enzo & Cass. The New Day came out. This prompted Sheamus and The Club to say that if The New Day are the captains of the RAW team they would be out. Big E cuts a promo. A match was set between The New Day and The Club.The five tag teams that will be representing Team RAW at Survivor Series in the 10-on-10 tag team match are: The New Day, Enzo Amore and Big Cass, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson, Cesaro and Sheamus and The Shining Stars.The Club defeated The New DayBrock Lesnar and Golberg will be going face to face next Monday night on RAW.The Shining Stars defeated The Golden TruthShane McMahon and Daniel Bryan will be on Raw next week.Team RAW for the Women’s 5-on-5 match announced for Survivor SeriesWWE RAW Women’s Champion CharlotteNia JaxAlicia FoxBayleySasha BanksBayley & Sasha Banks & Alicia Fox defeated Dana Brooke & Charlotte & Nia JaxSami Zayn defeated RusevSami Zayn will be facing Dolph Ziggler for the WWE Intercontinental Championship at Survivor Series.Seth Rollins vs. Braun Strowman vs. Roman Reigns vs. Chris Jericho vs. Kevin OwensKevin Owens won the Fatal 5-way Main Event. The ending saw Kevin Owens fall on Jericho (Jericho had been pedigreed by Seth Rollins).Wrestleview.com will have coverage of WWE RAW starting at 8pm ET.Source: Robert Forbes & PWInsider.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWrestleMania Could Be Biggest EverVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list goddessroleplay WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever Paul Nemer RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Cesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The Bar Roman Reigns WWE RAW Results – 8/26/19 (Sasha Banks in action, King of the Ring continues) Videos Articles WWE RAW Results – 9/2/19 (Clash of Champions contract signing, KOTR Quarterfinals) Google+ 1 COMMENT Now Playing Up Next My hope for Survivor Series is Bray Wyatt wins it for Smackdown. November 7, 2016 at 8:51 pm Daniel Bryanlast_img read more

Exxon Valdez litigation ends but spills legacy may be indefinite

first_imgNearly three decades after the disastrous Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989, the litigation for the remaining cash the state and federal governments could pursue from Exxon is at an end. A clause in the 1991 settlement said up to $100 million could be requested from Exxon for future unknown damage. It was called the re-opener.Download AudioExxon Valdez tanker aground. Off-loading of remaining oil in progress. Photo courtesy of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council.In 2006, then-Governor Frank Murkowski and the George W. Bush administrations went to court and demanded $92 million of the re-opener from Exxon. The company refused to pay. And in October, the Walker and Obama administrations decided to drop the claim.Former Marine biology professor Rick Steiner has been involved in the fight for compensation from Exxon since the spill. He says there’s no other recourse now.STEINER: In the end it’s kind of a bitter pill at the end of this long string of bitter pills that we the people and the injured environment have suffered through for the last quarter of a century here.Seafood processors picketing and protest at Exxon’s headquarters. Their signs read, “Exxon, don’t be lame, honor the cannery claims.” Photo: Alaska Office of the Governor. Accessed via Alaska Digital Archives.TOWNSEND: Was the re-opener language written in a way that made it sort of impossible to look at it in broad enough terms to say, ‘Well, there might not be lingering effects to this particular species… but certainly to this particular species.STEINER: The government attorneys — that’s the state attorney general’s office and the U.S. Dept. of Justice — assert that the re-opener language in the original settlement was so narrow that it was difficult to activate the claim later on down the road. However, if that’s the case, then that was a fraud initially in the settlement in 1991.TOWNSEND: Have we, as a nation, at least learned some lessons that are being applied going forward when there are these kinds of disasters?STEINER: I would hope that some of the lessons of the Exxon-Valdez and how to manage a disaster like this were applied in the Deepwater Horizon (spill). I was down there working on Deepwater Horizon for several years and some of those lessons were applicable — certainly the re-opener, that the debacle of the Exxon re-opener in Alaska foretold how to do it better in the BP Deepwater Horizon case. And so they did not allow BP any control over these future expenditures. Some of these lessons were applied. What were not, however — for years we pushed for a comprehensive scientific overview, or an audit, of the restoration process. Over the entire Exxon-Valdez, how restoration funds were spent — scientifically, for research, for habitat… what the difference between Exxon results were from the government research results — which were dramatically different… and the agencies opposed that. Many of the injured habitats and populations have not fully recovered. Some are listed as ‘not recovering at all,’ here 26 years later. Those include herring, pigeon guillemots, marble murrelets and the AT1 killer whale pod, which is actually expected to go extinct due to losses from the oil spill.TOWNSEND: Does it feel strange to be at the end of this decades-long fight?Exxon Valdez oil is transferred to the Exxon San Francisco. Photo: U.S. Coast Guard, 17th District, Photograph Collection. Accessed via Alaska Digital Archives.STEINER: Yeah, it does. You know, there were thousands of us who were involved in this in 1989 — actually before 1989! We saw there to be a risk for this sort of thing. Even a couple of years prior to the Exxon Valdez we tried to set up an RCAC (regional citizens advisory council) in Prince William Sound, which I still to this day believe that if we’d been successful, we would’ve seen the holes in the system and might not have ever had the Exxon-Valdez. But, there’s still more work to be done — both on lingering oil and on these larger habitat deals Bering River, Kenai Fjords, the subsurface deals in Prince William Sound and more ongoing monitoring and research that needs to be done. That will go on indefinitely. And we hope the habitat deals will get done this year. So while it’s over in one sense, it will never be over in another sense — simply from the fact that there will never be full recovery from the Exxon-Valdez oil spill. The other thing we’ve learned from this is how delicate these pristine coastal ecosystems can be to (recover) from one day, one wrong decision by a tanker captain. Here we are, 26 years later, still dealing with the fall-out from that, and still possibly with residual oil on the beaches that could be there for centuries. I guess that take-home message is, if we’re going to do these large-scale, risky developments in precious coastal areas, we have to do it with exceptional care. We aren’t there yet. We didn’t do it with the Arctic drilling (in the Chukchi) last summer, you know. Hopefully those lessons will be applied somewhere in the future. So we’re at the end of part of it… but in an interesting way, it will never be fully over.Rick Steiner is a marine scientist and longtime critic of the Exxon Valdez settlement terms.last_img read more

High Court Rejects Vijay Mallyas Plea Again

first_imgKingfisher Airlines (KFA) plea against United Bank of India (UBI), which declared the company as “willful defaulters,” got rejected by Kolkata High Court.In May, Kolkata-based UBI sent a willful defaulter notice on KFA including its board members. The KFA chairman Vijay Mallya, along with board members, was called before the panel on 27 June, which was later re-scheduled to 9 July.The grounded airline submitted their plea before Justice Dipankar Dutta to withdraw the notice by UBI and to allow them a personal hearing along with legal representative on the issue, reports the Mint. But the plea got rejected and the company was asked for recovery proceedings.”Justice Dipankar Dutta has given a positive judgment and bank’s concerns have been rightly addressed,” UBI executive director Deepak Narang told the Economic Times. “The judgment will be a guiding principle for the entire banking industry in the time to come.”It was not the first time when KFA’s plea got dismissed by a High Court. The Karnataka HC turned down a petition filed by the airline in December last year of a consortium of its lenders to take possession of Kingfisher House property.Even in April 2013, Bombay HC dismissed petition filed by United Breweries Holdings to grant interim relief to Kingfisher Airlines’ lenders from selling pledged shares of UB group companies. This company markets beer under Kingfisher brand and is headquartered in Bangalore, Karnataka.The debt-ridden airline owes around ₹6,400 crore to a consortium of lenders led by State Bank of India, including payment of dues to UBI of nearly ₹350 crore.In December last year and January this year, SBI and a UK-based aviation service firm, Aerotron, filed petitions on KFA claiming due of ₹6,203 crore and ₹37 crore, reports the Financial Express.The eight-year-old airline had shut down its operations on 20 October 2012 as the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) suspended its flight certificate.In February 2012, it received a notice from Airports Authority of India regarding dues of ₹2551 million. Since the last six months, it was operating on a cash-and-carry basis.last_img read more