Kevin Durant travels with the Warriors to Toronto ahead of finals

first_imgCatholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too As of Tuesday, when Golden State held an optional practice before flying, he had yet to do any full-speed work on the court. He has done some shooting, coach Steve Kerr said.“If he did anything on the court, it would have been pretty light,” Kerr said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsWarriors spokesman Raymond Ridder confirmed Durant was on the two-time defending champions’ team plane that took off early afternoon West Coast time and landed late in Canada.There will be two full days off before Game 2 on Sunday, giving Durant time to get further on-court work done that the Warriors would need to see before he is medically cleared. “My task is to try to conquer this, and I think that’s the journey (we’re) on as basketball players. So I’m pretty much down for anything but I’m excited that I’m making progress.”Center DeMarcus Cousins, out with a torn left quadriceps muscle he injured in Game 2 of the first round against the Clippers, hadn’t been ruled out for Game 1 though Kerr mentioned the magnitude of coming back on the finals stage after so much missed time.Cousins — in his first career postseason — scrimmaged Saturday and again Monday, a sign of progress he is closer to being ready.“I feel better each and every day. That’s my whole goal, to make sure I get better with each day that comes,” Cousins said last week. “Hopefully, that opportunity comes, and I’m able to get on the floor and help my teammates and try to help them win a championship.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ View comments Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:25Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ02:42PH 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 Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue ‘The job’s not done’: Raptors reset, as NBA Finals loom Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewcenter_img Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES “We’ll see where it goes from here,” Kerr said Monday. “This is where the fact that there’s a lot of days in between games during the finals helps us, so we’ll see.”Durant didn’t travel to Houston for Game 6 of that round or to Portland for the two road games against the Trail Blazers in the Western Conference finals. He remained in the Bay Area to rehab, and the Warriors are unbeaten without him.An impending free agent this summer, he was hurt May 8 when he landed awkwardly on his right foot following a baseline jumper late in the third quarter of a 104-99 victory over the Rockets at Oracle Arena. Durant is averaging 34.2 points per game this postseason.Kerr said Durant has been spending countless hours rehabbing to recover — hoping to get back soon to what he loves most.“You get that fear of missing out on stuff, like practices and shootarounds and new game plans and stuff like that. That’s what I miss the most, obviously, grinding on the court individually and with my team. But that’s out of my hands. Out of my control,” Durant said Friday.ADVERTISEMENT FILE – In this Wednesday, May 8, 2019, file photo, Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant, left, walks away from referee Ken Mauer during the first half of Game 5 of the team’s second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Houston Rockets in Oakland, Calif. Durant is yet to progress to on-court work in his recovery from a strained right calf and won’t be ready to return for Golden State in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on May 30. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)OAKLAND, California— Kevin Durant is traveling with the Golden State Warriors to Toronto for the first two games of the NBA Finals, leaving open the chance he could be ready to return from a strained right calf in time for Game 2.Durant, the two-time reigning Finals MVP who has missed the past five games since getting hurt in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals against Houston, has already been ruled out for Game 1 on Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games messlast_img read more

Pressure all on Dortmund – Robben

first_imgBundesliga Pressure on Dortmund, insists Robben ahead of Der Klassiker Nino Duit Last updated 2 years ago 22:58 11/3/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Arjen Robben Bayern Munich 25102017 Getty Bundesliga Borussia Dortmund v Bayern München Borussia Dortmund Bayern München Reigning champions Bayern have been resurgent since the return of Jupp Heynckes and will be aiming to open up a gap at the top of the table Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben believes the pressure is on Borussia Dortmund ahead of Saturday’s Bundesliga clash.Defending champions Bayern head into the game at Signal Iduna Park in resurgent form since Jupp Heynckes replaced Carlo Ancelotti as coach on October 9.Bayern 21/20 to beat BVB Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Bayern have won all three Bundesliga matches since Heynckes returned for a fourth spell as coach and has turned a five-point deficit to Dortmund into a three-point lead.”The pressure is not on us now. We will head to Dortmund with a lot of self-confidence,” said Robben after Bayern beat Celtic 2-1 in midweek to book their place in the last 16 of the Champions League.Dortmund have picked up just one point from their last three Bundesliga fixtures, but despite their current dip in form, Robben still thinks Peter Bosz’s side are Bayern’s main rivals for the title.”Yes, and it will be like this till the end of the season,” he told Bild.Goalkeeper Sven Ulreich feels Bayern will need to step up on their display against Celtic when they head to Dortmund.Ulreich said: “This is always a big motivation, but we know that it will be an intensive game. To succeed, we have to improve our performance in comparison to the Celtic game.”After the impressive atmosphere Bayern enjoyed at Celtic Park, Mats Hummels is looking forward to the match at his former club’s stadium, saying: “This game will be played in a similar good atmosphere.”In addition to failing to win in the Bundesliga in their last three games, they have also drawn twice with APOEL Nicosia in the Champions League to seriously jeopardise their chances of reaching the knockout phase.Because of this, coach Bosz is already under pressure, but he believes a positive result against Bayern will help to lift the mood around the Dortmund camp.Bosz said: “With just one win we could completely turn around the atmosphere at the club. The pressure will help us to perform.”last_img read more

Forget Alexis! Giroud is now Arsenal’s MVP

first_imgArsenal Forget Alexis! Supersub Giroud is now Arsenal’s most valuable player Chris Wheatley Arsenal Correspondent Last updated 1 year ago 22:20 12/10/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(4) Olivier Giroud Arsenal Getty Arsenal Premier League Southampton Olivier Giroud A. Sánchez Arsène Wenger Southampton v Arsenal Transfers Opinion The Chilean is always capable of producing a moment of magic but the French forward is more committed and more decisive, as he proved again on Sunday While everyone associated with Arsenal is talking about Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil ahead of the January transfer window, it is another player that the club should be doing everything to keep: Olivier Giroud.The Frenchman proved his worth yet again with an excellent cameo appearance for the Gunners against Southampton on a freezing afternoon at St Mary’s on Sunday, heading in the equaliser for Arsene Wenger’s side after a pin-point cross from Sanchez.No player has scored more substitute goals for a single Premier League team than Giroud, as his late leveller moved him alongside Manchester United legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the top of that particular table, with 17 goals. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The 31-year-old admitted at the start of the season that he came close to leaving Arsenal in the summer following interest from the likes of Everton and West Ham. Talks with the Toffees were particularly advanced and their manager at the time Ronald Koeman revealed that he had Giroud “in the building” only for the striker to change his mind and opt to stay in north London.It was a decision which has benefitted Arsenal enormously, as there is a dearth of top quality strikers capable of making such an impact from the bench. Indeed, Arsenal have claimed 10 points from losing positions already this season – no club has racked up more – and Giroud is directly responsible for four of them.Against Southampton, those who have previously questioned his ability to lead the line from the start were once again been left to rue their words, with the former Montpellier man showcasing his ability to contribute in vital moments with his late goal.Furthermore, Giroud’s intervention rescued a point that Arsenal barely deserved. They had been all over the place at St Mary’s, finding themselves a goal down inside two minutes.The obvious lessons that should have been gleaned from the 3-1 defeat to Manchester United the weekend before clearly weren’t taken on board by the players, who were sloppy in positioning and found it difficult to penetrate the Southampton defence after Charlie Austin’s opener.Olivier Giroud Arsenal SouthamptonOlivier Giroud Arsenal SouthamptonMoving to four at the back would have given Wenger’s side an extra man in midfield to help create chances but it wasn’t until 25 minutes to go that the French coach began to ring the changes, bringing on Danny Welbeck for Per Mertesacker, shortly followed by the introductions of Wilshere and Giroud.It’s interesting to note for that for the second consecutive game wantaway Sanchez was the player who lost possession the most (32 times). His wayward distribution can be put down to the Chilean being a risk-taking attacker who tries to make things happen, but it is a worrying trend that many of the counter-attacks Arsenal are hit by come after their so-called star player loses the ball.Indeed, Alexis’ cross for Giroud’s goal will be used by his most ardent supporters as evidence as to why Wenger decided to leave him on the pitch while taking off the ineffective Alexandre Lacazette instead.But while Sanchez flirts with the possibility of leaving Arsenal in January, Giroud looks equipped to once again take over the baton as the Gunners’ main man.It’s crucial that Wenger holds on to his supersub going into the crunch part of the season but questions remain over whether the player himself will want to spent more time on the bench at Arsenal given he would be guaranteed more game time elsewhere, particularly as he is desperate to make the France squad for next summer’s World Cup.The Gunners cannot do without him, though. At the moment, Giroud is quite simply Arsenal’s most valuable player. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

‘Moses, Iheanacho & Mikel key to Nigeria’

first_imgWorld Cup Moses, Iheanacho & Mikel key to Nigeria’s World Cup chances – West Jean-Charles Danrée Last updated 1 year ago 17:32 6/16/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Victor Moses Nigeria 2018 Getty World Cup Nigeria African All Stars The former defender is concerned about the level of experience in Gernot Rohr’s squad for the tournament in Russia Victor Moses, Kelechi Iheanacho and John Obi Mikel are Nigeria’s most important players at the World Cup, former international defender Taribo West says.The trio played an integral role for Nigeria as they qualified for this summer’s tournament by finishing top of their qualifying group ahead of Zambia, Cameroon and Algeria.Nigeria will be appearing at their sixth World Cup, but have not made it beyond the last 16 in previous tournaments and have been drawn in the so-called ‘Group of Death’ alongside Argentina, Croatia and Iceland. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move Gernot Rohr, whose squad is the youngest at the tournament, will see his team get their campaign underway on Saturday against Croatia, and West has pinpointed the players he feels will be key to the team’s chances in Russia.“Players like Victor, Iheanacho, Obi Mikel have demonstrated their qualities,” West told Goal. “And the advantage of this selection is to have a very experienced coach in Gernot Rohr. He knows the highest level. We rely a lot on him, on his experience.“It’s a team that does not have a lot of experienced players. We do not have big, big players. But I think Rohr has worked hard. Collectively, I find them very strong. It’s a young, fresh team.“We have talent and are mentally strong. But I repeat, these players, apart from a few of them, need to acclimatise to the highest level. ‘European experience’ is missing in this squad.”West was part of the Nigeria team which reached the second round of the 1998 World Cup before they were knocked out by Denmark in France.Reflecting on Nigeria’s chances this time around, he added: “It’s a very difficult group.“Croatia is a very high-level team at the moment. They have very strong players. Then Iceland, it is not a team that should be neglected. We saw what they did during the European Championship in France. And then there is Argentina which is a team used to playing in the biggest international competitions.“I don’t think Nigeria will do miracles. After Victor Moses and Obi Mikel, which player does the team have? Collectively, physically, too, Nigeria is strong, but there are not many great players. There are just good players. I think they will try to play on those strengths.”last_img read more

Here’s The Schedule For Friday’s Slate Of College Football Games

first_imgGeneral view of Martin Stadium.PULLMAN, WA – OCTOBER 9: General view of the game between the Washington State University Cougars and the University of Oregon Ducks on October 9 2004 at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Washington. The Ducks won 41-38. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)The final weekend of the college football regular season is here. After a solid helping of Thanksgiving Day games, rivalry weekend rolls on as College Football Playoff places are on the line.Today’s action kicks off at noon with six games on tap.Here’s the full schedule for Friday.Texas at Kansas at 12:00 p.m. ET on FSINebraska at Iowa at 12:00 p.m. ET on FOXAkron at Ohio at 12:00 p.m. ET on CBSSNBuffalo at Bowling Green at 12:00 p.m. ET on ESPNUCentral Michigan at Toledo at 12:00 p.m. ET on ESPN3Eastern Michigan at Kent State at 12:00 p.m. ET on ESPN3Houston at Memphis at 12:00 p.m. ET on ABCArkansas at Missouri at 2:30 p.m. ET on CBSCoastal Carolina at USA at 3:00 p.m. ET on ESPN+East Carolina at Cincinnati at 3:30 p.m. ET on CBSSNVirginia at Virginia Tech at 3:30 p.m. ET on ABCOregon at Oregon State at 4:00 p.m. ET on FS1No. 9 UCF at South Florida at 4:15 p.m. ET on ESPNNo. 6 Oklahoma at No. 13 West Virginia at 8:00 p.m. ET on ESPNNo. 16 Washington at No. 8 Washington State at 8:30 p.m. ET on FOXWhat will you be watching?last_img read more

Vice + Food Trucks + The Sussman Brother’s = Awesome Foodie Mayhem

first_img Is Classic French Technique Still Relevant In Today’s Culinary World? The Best Netflix Food Documentaries to Savor Right Now 6 Cocktail Trends You Need to Watch, According to Tales of the Cocktail Experts 10 Best Whiskies for Irish Coffee Editors’ Recommendations How Full Harvest and Misfits Market Are Saving Ugly Produce We love food trucks, we love the Sussman Brothers (that pear tart from their new cookbook had our boozy dinner crew begging for more) and we love the antics of the Vice crew. So when we started watching Truckers in the Wild on their site we  had to share.The series premiered in April and you can see all of the episodes so far here. The six-part series follows Max and Eli Sussman as they gad about New York City, Nashville, Los Angeles, Miami, Las Vegas, and Philadelphia. Together, the brothers meet the trucks in their natural habitat and then drive with them out of their comfort zone to see how they stand up in a completely unnatural environment. Please, please sit back and observe the cupcake truck experiment at a metal concert in Brooklyn. We have never heard the words  ‘F*ck’ and ‘Cupcake’ said together with such joy and gusto.Check out the debut today of their Las Vegas episode where the boys hang out with Haulin Balls, a meatball truck run by two guys from Boston and New York. Apparently they are known for ‘traditional Italian meatballs made from an old family recipe to things that were never in a ball before’. Together they will explore old Vegas meeting locals and sharing meatballs with all they encounter.Hellmann’s is the lead sponsor of this zany series so look out for mayonnaise reaching hipster cult status shortly.last_img read more

34 Rural Households Connected Under RER

first_imgAnother 100 persons from approximately 34 households in rural St. Elizabeth have joined the list of beneficiaries to access electricity through the Government’s Rural Electrification Programme (REP). The most recent beneficiaries, who were officially connected on Wednesday (November 28), are from the community of Powell Town in Southfield. Chairman of the REP, Rev. Garnett Roper, who addressed a ceremony held to mark the occasion, informed that another 12 communities will be added to the national grid within the next month. “More than anything, we (at the REP) believe that we are expanding the frontier of national development,” he stated. He said that the beneficiaries now have an added opportunity to make their contribution to the Gross National Product (GNP) of the country because they now have access to the electricity. Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, who was on hand, said that bringing electricity to all communities throughout Jamaica is part of the development process. “We can’t speak about a knowledge-based economy if people do not have electricity. We cannot talk about logging on, and ICT (Information Communication Technology) if people cannot plug their computers into an electricity socket, and so as we have done in other parts of the country, we want to see development throughout Jamaica,” he stated. Minister Paulwell urged the new beneficiaries to live up to their end of the bargain and accept the responsibility that comes with the service.  He informed that “very shortly” a national campaign will be launched to target persons, who illegally connect to the electricity supply.  He pointed out that over 10 per cent of bill charges is for losses related to electricity theft. Minister Paulwell also called for genuine effort to be made by all to conserve electricity whenever they can. Meanwhile, President of the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), Kelly Tomblin, gave a commitment that her company will continue to strive to be the kind of partner that is deserving of all its customers. The REP was incorporated in 1975 with the specific mandate of expanding the reach of electricity supply to rural areas, where the provision of such services would not be economically viable for commercial providers of electricity. The REP constructs electrical distribution pole line in electrified areas and provides house wiring assistance through a loan programme to householders. More than 75, 000 households have benefitted under the programme to date.last_img read more

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean Adds New RoRo Ship

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Wallenius Wilhelmsen Shipping firm Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean has expanded its fleet with the Neo-Panamax vessel MV Titus, capable of carrying 8,000 cars.Built at China’s CSIC Xingang shipyard, MV Titus is the first of a series of four Post-Panamax vessels with a combined capacity of 32,000 CEU. The second vessel in the series is expected to enter service later this year and two are scheduled for delivery in 2019.WW Ocean already has four vessels of the HERO design in operation, which have proven their ability to deliver from an operational and environmental perspective.“For a modern, efficient and environmentally sound fleet, Wallenius Wilhelmsen continues to replace older tonnage with modern vessels in line with our long-term plan. As it starts its journey today, Titus is one of the most efficient neo-panamax vessel on the seas,” Michael Hynekamp, President & COO Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean, said.Titus is a High Efficiency RoRo (HERO) class vessel specially designed to reduce energy consumption and emissions per tonne/kilometer cargo transported, according to Oslo-based Wallenius Wilhelmsen.The advanced hull is tailored for efficient operations in a wide range of sea conditions, and improves the cargo to ballast ratio. The increased beam of 36.5 meters provides better stability, hence less need for ballast water.On its maiden voyage, Titus’ first port of call will be Yantai, from where it will be sailing the Asia – North America trade.last_img read more

NAT Sells Three More Suezmax Veterans

first_imgzoomIllustration; Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Bermuda-based tanker owner Nordic American Tankers (NAT) has sold three more Suezmax tankers built in 1997, bringing the total number of vessels sold over the recent past to eight. These transactions will bring a cashflow close to USD 80 million, NAT said.All the eight ships were 20 years old or older and their disposal has resulted in reducing the average age of the NAT vessels to about 10 years.The first five Suezmaxes were sold for scrap, according to the data from VesselsValue, and they include 1998-built Nordic Discovery, Nordic Fighter, Nordic Jupiter and Nordic Saturn and 1997-built Nordic Voyager.Data on the buyer of the subsequent three tankers have not been disclosed.“The actions described above show that we have the ability to move swiftly, showing the flexibility inherent in NAT,” the company said.Following the sale of the Suezmax batch, the company’s fleet is reduced to 25 ships.NAT has three more newbuildings under construction at South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries which are scheduled for delivery in the second half of 2018.“As in the past, our policy is to grow the company. Before selling eight vessels, we had 33 vessels in NAT.  In a year, two or three, we expect that the number of NAT ships may be much higher than 33,” NAT added.“Growth is necessary to retain the dynamics and to provide a basis for a continued friendly dividend policy.”As disclosed, the company’s fleet is ready to reap the fruits from the tanker market’s expected recovery.last_img read more

UK leader addressing UN debate calls for grand global nuclear bargain

Addressing the annual high-level debate at the Assembly, Mr. Brown proposed that countries with nuclear weapons offer energy in exchange for other countries renouncing plans to acquire such weapons.With the current number of nations with nuclear weapons believed to be nine, Mr. Brown said there was a “real and present danger” that more countries and even terrorists will acquire them.“We are at a moment of danger when decades of preventing proliferation could be overturned by [a] damaging rise in proliferation,” he noted.To counter this, the leader of the UK, a nuclear power, suggested a bargain, with the country helping non-nuclear States acquire what former United States president Dwight Eisenhower called “atoms for peace” in the form of civil nuclear energy.“With others we will be prepared to sponsor a uranium bank outside these countries to help them access civil nuclear power,” Mr. Brown said.But “let there be no ambiguity. Iran and North Korea must know that the world will be even tougher and we are ready to consider further sanctions,” he said, adding that the onus is on non-nuclear countries to prove they are not developing nuclear weapons.For their part, countries with nuclear weapons must work towards reducing their stockpiles, as the United Nations-backed Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) intends, the Prime Minister stated, with the UK is currently looking into cutting back the number of its own nuclear submarines from four to three.Nuclear proliferation is one of five urgent challenges – the others being climate change, terrorism, poverty and shared prosperity – which he characterized as “epoch-making.”The world is entering a critical six-month period “which may prove even more testing for international cooperation,” Mr. Brown told the dozens of heads of State and government assembled at UN Headquarters in New York.“Once again we are at a point of no return,” he warned. In spite of the “unprecedented unity that has defined the past year,” the Prime Minister warned that “we cannot be complacent.” 23 September 2009United Kingdom Prime Minister Gordon Brown today proposed a “grand global bargain” between nations that have nuclear weapons and nations that do not, telling the General Assembly that the world was facing a renewed threat of proliferation. read more

Syria samples collected at site of alleged chemical weapons use to reach

“Since the return of the Mission last Saturday, the UN team worked around the clock to finalise the preparations of the samples in view of their shipment to the designated laboratories,” the spokesperson said in a note to correspondents. “The samples were shipped this afternoon from The Hague and will reach their destination within hours,” the note continued.It added that the designated laboratories are prepared to begin the analyses “immediately after receipt of samples.” The spokesperson had said that the analyses would be conducted in laboratories in Europe “strictly adhering to the highest established standards of verification recognized by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons [OPCW].” Once completed, a report will be given to Mr. Ban who will share the results with the 193-Member States, and the 15-member Security Council.Mr. Ban has remained in close contact with the five permanent members – China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States, according to his spokesperson. He is due to brief the 10 non-permanent members of the Security Council on the latest developments tomorrow morning. Also tomorrow, High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Angela Kane will brief Member States that had written to Mr. Ban requesting the investigation of the alleged use of chemical weapons in Ghouta area of Damascus on 21 August.The site was inspected by the team, led by Swedish scientist Dr. Åke Sellström, who spoke by telephone yesterday with Mr. Ban. At the time, Mr. Ban asked Mr. Sellström to expedite the mission’s analysis of the samples and information it had obtained without jeopardizing the scientific timelines required for accurate analysis, and to report the results to him as soon as possible. read more

Traffic circle access restricted due to construction

Water main construction today (Wednesday, July 7) required the closure of University Road from the north traffic circle, meaning vehicles could not access the north entrance and exit of Parking Lot A.Work on this phase of the job was expected to be completed by end of day, and the University Road access reopened by about 5 p.m.However, the road will need to be temporarily closed on other dates in the next week or so. Notification of those closures will be communicated as the contractor confirms the dates.During these interruptions, the traffic circle remains accessible for traffic to Greenhouse Lane and Ray Woodfield Drive.Please exercise caution while moving around these construction areas. Updates on campus construction progress can be found at with concerns regarding this work can contact Joanne Phelan of Facilities Management at 905-688-5550 x3717 or or David Main, MHPM Project Managers at read more

Cowboys Receiver Dez Bryant Granted Permission to Stay Out

The Dallas Cowboys granted permission for wide receiver Dez Bryant to stay out past his midnight curfew Saturday morning in Dallas, Texas.Reports from several media outlets brought attention to the battered wideout, who is questionable for Sunday’s night game against the Atlanta Falcons due to a hip injury, after DJklassik posted pictures on Twitter with him attending a nightclub Friday night.Bryant is under several strict guidelines put forth by the Cowboys and his adviser David Wells after July arrest for a Class A misdemeanor charge for domestic violence involving his mother. Those guidelines include a midnight curfew, no drinking and no appearances in stripclubs or nightclubs without proper arrival.Bryant received approval from Wells to attend a Dallas nightclub with former Dallas Mavericks guard Delonte West and Josh Howard for his birthday celebration, accompanied with security personnel.“He had a security person there with him and some of his teammates were there too,” Wells said Saturday morning before leaving for Atlanta, where the Cowboys play the Falcons on Sunday night.Bryant is one of the Cowboys prized receivers, with 41 catches for 488 yards and two touchdowns on the season. Even though his numbers are average, Bryant has been inconsistent at time this season. He has had several drops, one that could have led to a game winning touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens.Earlier in the week Bryant told ESPNDallas that the time has come to reach his potential as a Cowboy.“I feel like now, it’s about time,” Bryant said Thursday. “It’s about time.”One of the biggest mistakes as a Cowboy receiver for Bryant came last week in a loss against the New York Giants, where he fumbled a punt that led to a Giants touchdown. The Cowboys immediately replaced him with Dwayne Harris on punt return duties.“I’m not Superman or anything like that,” Bryant said this week. “Sometimes I feel like things happen and it’s all about how I respond to those bad situations. Do I learn from them. Do I keep making the same mistakes? I feel like I do a good job learning from my mistakes.”Bryant received another blow this week when the Dallas County District Attorney’s office announced they would not drop the domestic violence charge against him and will continue the investigation. read more

Escaped London Zoo gorilla got through two unlocked doors and downed five

first_imgThe incursion into the zookeeper area culminated in Kumbuka glugging five litres of undiluted blackcurrant squash, before being tranquillised and moved back to safety, an in-house investigation into the incident said.Despite the animal’s security breach, Professor Field said the whole affair was “less dramatic than some would have you believe”.He added: “I can certainly tell you that there were no broken locks, Kumbuka did not smash any windows, he was never ‘on the loose’, and his normal gorilla posturing reported by visitors earlier in the day was unrelated to the incident.” Professor Field wrote: “Thanks to the incredibly close bond and relationship shared by the zookeeper and Kumbuka, the zookeeper was able to continually reassure Kumbuka, talking to him calmly and in the same light-hearted tone he would always use, as he removed himself from the area.”Staff raised the alarm that triggered our standard escape response, while Kumbuka briefly explored the zookeeper area next door to his den, where he opened and drank five litres of undiluted blackcurrant squash. “Kumbuka was immediately contained in the non-public area by quick-thinking zookeepers responding to the alarm, where he was tranquilised and moved back into his den.”He added that the human error which facilitated the escape was rare and the risk of mechanical failure meant having an automated security system posed a “greater” threat. Kumbuka the male gorilla at London Zoo Kumbuka the gorilla Kumbuka got through two doorsCredit:Eddie Mulholland Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.center_img Kumbuka was obviously feeling thirsty when he escaped Credit:Eddie Mulholland  London Zoo The incident took place at London ZooCredit:Matt Dunham /AP The 29 stone silverback gorilla whose escape sent London Zoo into lockdown made an “opportunistic” exit through two unlocked doors into a corridor where a keeper was working, the zoo said.Professor David Field, the ZSL’s zoological director, said Kumbuka was kept calm by the member of staff, with whom he had a “close bond”.Armed police were called to the central London attraction and visitors were evacuated when the alarm was raised following the ape’s bid for freedom on October 13. Kumbuka’s daring escape began after he was called into his enclosure for dinner shortly after 5pm.The 29st “alpha male” of the zoo’s troop then found the door to his area was unlocked and a second door had yet to be secured, leading him to come face-to-face with the zookeeper.last_img read more

A campaign is underway to bring Napoleons horse back to north Cork

first_img Source: National Army Museum/Twitter 16,428 Views Feb 13th 2017, 9:16 PM Napoleon Crossing The Alps by Jacques-Louis David THE WAR HORSE of French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte could be set to return to north Cork, after a local councillor started a campaign to bring Marengo back to where he was first sold over 200 years ago.Fianna Fáil councillor Bernard Moynihan believes returning the remains of the famed horse to the town of Buttevant would be an excellent way of boosting tourism in the area, which is the site of the annual Cahirmee Horse Fair.However, standing in the way of the bones of Marengo returning to Cork are its current owners National Army Museum in Chelsea in London, and a rival claim from the Bartlemy horse fair, around 40km away. Monday 13 Feb 2017, 9:16 PM Source: Brandon Waselnuk/Twitter Share66 Tweet Email Napoleon Crossing The Alps by Jacques-Louis David Image: Brandon Waselnuk via Twitter A letter was sent to the National Army Museum in Chelsea last Wednesday, and the council are awaiting its reply.“We need to look at every possible avenue to create tourism,” Moynihan added.Read: President Higgins to make history as he visits FARC guerilla decommissioning siteRead: Dispelling the myths about the bombing of Nelson’s Pillar center_img Image: Brandon Waselnuk via Twitter Speaking to Patricia Messenger on C103′s Cork Today show, Moynihan said: “The horse Marengo, I have it from several local historians, that we should get this horse back to Buttevant where it was originally sold at the famous Cahirmee Fair.It would be a huge tourist attraction. It’s in the National Army Museum in Chelsea. They have it. It’s not attracting tourists there. It has huge potential here in Ireland. We’re trying to rejuvenate tourism here in north Cork, with the Blackwater valley.“It’s not a far fetched idea. It’s something I’ve thought through. It has potential for the north Cork area and for tourism.”There is a fight on, however, as there is another school of thought which says that Marengo was bought at Bartlemy Horse Fair, some 40km away from Buttevant.“Well you know, I’ve had no contact with Bartlemy on this issue,” Moynihan said. “I’m working on the absolute, verifiable facts I have from local historians that Marengo was sold at Cahirmee Fair.”Marengo is said to have carried Napoleon into famous battles such as the Battle of Waterloo.The horse survived the colds of Moscow, and survived the French retreat from Russia in 1812.The horse passed into British hands after the Battle of Waterloo, and lived until the year 1831 when his remains were preserved and later passed to the Royal United Services Institute.Marengo is believed to be the horse captured in paintings such as Napoleon Crossing the Alps by Jacques-Louis David. 32 Comments Short URL Lots of #HeritageTreasures going in the #NewNAM. Here’s Marengo, Napoleon’s Horse, being conserved by @NHM_London.— National Army Museum (@NAM_London) January 12, 2017 A campaign is underway to bring Napoleon’s horse back to north Cork The move is part of a bid to boost tourism in the area. Saw The Kiss today alongside this piece, Napoleon Crossing The Alps, today.— Brandon Waselnuk (@BrandonWaselnuk) January 20, 2017 By Sean Murray Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Nucléaire lASN insiste sur la prise en compte de la rupture des

first_imgNucléaire : l’ASN insiste sur la prise en compte de la rupture des diguesLundi, l’Autorité de sûreté nucléaire (ASN) a rappelé à l’ordre les exploitants d’installations nucléaires quant à la méthodologie qu’ils entendent suivre lors des tests de sûreté de leurs sites. Elle insiste particulièrement sur la nécessité de prendre en compte le risque de catastrophe naturelle, et notamment de rupture de digues.Dans le cadre de l’audit qu’elle est chargée de réaliser sur tous les sites nucléaires du pays, l’Autorité de Sûreté nucléaire (ASN) a demandé aux exploitants de rédiger d’ici au 1er juin une “note méthodologique” détaillant la façon dont ils entendent mener les évaluations de sûreté de leur site. Dans un communiqué relayé par le site Sciences et Avenir, l’Autorité dit avoir “considéré que les démarches méthodologiques soumises par les exploitants étaient globalement satisfaisantes”. Toutefois souligne le texte, les exploitants devront se conformer aux “demandes formulées par l’ASN”.À lire aussiCes effrayantes images démontrent l’impressionnant pouvoir de la natureParmi ces demandes, l’Autorité insiste sur “l’évaluation des marges de sûreté”, comme sur la “robustesse face à l’inondation et la prise en compte du cumul séisme et inondation”. L’ASN souhaite notamment voir les tests de sûreté prendre en compte les impacts que pourraient avoir la rupture des digues du grand canal d’Alsace, situé près de la centrale de Fessenheim (Haut-Rhin), celle des digues du canal de Donzère, près du site de Tricastin, et enfin du canal de Provence, qui coule à proximité de la centrale de Cadarache.Les exploitants, à savoir EDF et Areva, comme le Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et l’Institut Laue-Langevin de Grenoble, devront rendre leur premier rapport sur les évaluations le 15 septembre prochain. L’ASN devrait en avoir achevé l’examen à la fin du mois de novembre. Comme le souligne l’Autorité, ces premiers tests “constituent la première étape du processus de retour d’expérience après l’accident de Fukushima”. Un processus qui demandera plusieurs années.Le 26 juillet 2011 à 17:48 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

This LifeSized Devilman Statue is Awesome and Awesomely Expensive

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Devilman is one of the coolest anime and manga characters around, and a life-sized replica of the hero would certainly make for an eye-catching display in your home. One of his famous poses finds him sitting, pondering something, on Tokyo Tower, which you’ll see in several smaller toys and figures. But there’s one huge life-sized version that you can pick up as well if your money is burning a hole in your pocket, or if you happen to own a large home or mansion in which to display it.そうだ、今なら「のん」こと元能年玲奈はデビルマン演れる。エンディングだけでも見たい。東京タワーに腕組みして座ってるアレ。「誰も知らない 知られちゃいけない のんが誰なのか」「何も言えない 話しちゃいけない のんが誰なのか」— ゾルゲ市蔵 (@zolge1) February 12, 2017In case you’re unfamiliar with Devilman, it’s a series from Go Nagai that follows a young man who ends up being turned into a “devilman” (half human, half devil) and combats demons who want to take over the world. Akira Fudo is Devilman himself, though you wouldn’t know it just by looking at the superpowered version of the character.くっそかっこいー!— やっしゅ (@ya_5hz) April 16, 2018If you want to make this huge version of Devilman your own, it is for sale, however. You can make a sojourn to Japan to go to the hobby shop Jungle and make it yours for a whopping $3,505, which is understandably prohibitively expensive, but how awesome would this looking sitting in a chair in your home? You could then watch Devilman and Devilman Crybaby as well as all the other spinoffs and OVAs with your big, oversized half-devil, half-human pal.If you do go out and spend all that cash on this figure, don’t come back and blame us for your rash decisions — you know you agreed it was a cool idea before you even decided to do it. And certainly don’t buy one for me, too. That would be an awful idea, wouldn’t it? Stay on targetcenter_img Devilman Crybaby Is Netflix’s First Anime MasterpieceDevilman Crybaby Targeting A 2018 Release on Netflix last_img read more

Apple adding support for PS4 Xbox One controllers to iOS TVOS and

first_img Apple WWDC 2019 WWDC 2019: A quick visual recap of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote reading • Apple adding support for PS4, Xbox One controllers to iOS, TVOS and MacOS Crutchfield Apple launched its Arcade gaming subscription service at an event in March that rounds up exclusive games for the Apple TV, MacOS and iOS.”Apple Arcade is also going to look amazing on the Apple TV 4K this fall,” Cook said. Comments Now playing: Watch this: Microsoft Sony Apple See All Read more: Apple TV gets multi-user feature on TV and Apple Music appsThe event comes as software and services are taking on even greater importance for Apple. The company still sells millions of iPhones every quarter, but sales aren’t soaring like they used to. People are holding onto their devices for longer, which makes it important to give them services that get them paying monthly. Apple has made augmented reality, mobile payments, streaming music and other areas into key focuses over the past couple of years.This is a developing story. Follow our WWDC liveblog, and see all of today’s Apple news.CNET’s Shara Tibken and Eli Blumenthal contributed to this story. Review • Apple TV 4K review: The best TV streamer keeps getting better See it See also Jul 5 • RIP, iTunes. This is what happens to your Apple music now 3 See It Xbox One controllers will be supported by Apple TV. James Martin/CNET Apple announced that the Apple TV will soon be compatible with Microsoft Xbox One and Sony PlayStation 4 controllers, with support also coming to iOS 13 and MacOS Catalina as well.”We’re extending support to the two best and most popular game controllers available — the Xbox One S, and the PlayStation 4,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said at WWDC 2019. Best Buy $169 $179 Apple has yet to announce if all of the controllers’ features — such as rumble or headphone out — will be supported.center_img Tags Mentioned Above Apple TV 4K (32GB) $179 WWDC 2019 Apple Event Apple iOS 13: New Siri voice, camera tools, Dark Mode for iPhone New Mac Pro makes its debut, starts at $5,999 Apple gives the iPad its own OS Returning to Apple’s WWDC after 20 years, now with 5 OSes instead of 1 Get all the latest from WWDC Aug 19 • iOS 13 and iPadOS: How to join the beta, use the best new features on your iPhone and iPad Apple announces multiuser and controller support for… Jun 14 • Apple Music vs. Apple Podcast vs. Apple TV: What’s the difference? Apple TV 4K $179 See It • Preview • Apple TV 4K: New $179 Apple streamer adds HDR, better gaming Share your voice 46 Photos See It 3:10 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Media Streamers Consoles Jun 30 • iOS 13 and iPadOS public betas: How to download and install them nowlast_img read more

Amid Squalor and Debris Michaels Survivors Cling to Motel

first_imgBy JAY REEVES, Associated PressPANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Simply getting through the day is a struggle at the American Quality Lodge, a low-rent motel where dozens of people are living in squalor amid destruction left by Hurricane Michael.Families huddle under makeshift tents and in breezeways strewn with broken glass and roofing fragments, seeking escape from Florida’s midday sun. They line up in a parking lot for food and water whenever volunteers and church groups stop by. There’s been no power in a week, and the water has been out for days.Residents walk past roofing debris at the damaged American Quality Lodge where they continue to live in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Panama City, Fla., Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. Michael’s winds of as much as 155 mph (nearly 250 kph) ripped much of the roof off the two-story motel, and rain that flooded the upper level dripped down to the first floor. (AP Photo/David Goldman)Nighttime means relief from the heat, but also brings the threat of looters. Residents say people have stolen money, jewelry, food and even rain-soaked clothes from rooms ripped apart and left open to the elements by Michael.“Basically, if you were living here before the storm you were homeless. This was our last resort,” said Jeannie Holcombe, who has been at the motel a few months with her husband, Jason. “It’s worse now.”Michael’s winds of as much as 155 mph (250 kph) ripped much of the roof off the two-story red-brick motel, which is just miles from the white sands of Panama City Beach. Rain flooded the upper level and dripped down to the first floor. The place looks absolutely shattered, with tarps strung from the second-floor balcony providing some shade.Rooms reek with the pungent smell of wet clothes and perspiration; windows are missing from many.Long-term residents, who pay out about $180 a week per room, abandoned blown-out rooms for ones with fewer leaks or doors that will shut. Other people simply showed up from surrounding areas and settled in. Some asked permission, others didn’t.Joe Donahue, who works for a company that was taking over management of the motel as Michael struck, has been driving store-to-store in search of supplies water, and feminine products for the women. He said he doesn’t mind people staying there for now.“I have no place to send them because everything is booked,” he said. “It’s a nightmare.”Vicki and her husband Wes Allen are stuck at the 135-room motel with their three children, including 17-year-old Allison Allen, who is seven months pregnant. Someone pilfered $21 that was set aside for her unborn daughter, they said.“It’s not like it’s a huge amount of money, but that would have been a couple outfits for her,” said Allison, whose twin sister Kristin is also at the motel along with their older brother, Wes Allen Jr.Residents credit their father with risking his life to rescue 10 people during the worst of the storm, helping them leave rooms torn to shreds by the wind.Four family members sometimes use wheelchairs because of back problems. The sidewalks and walkways littered with storm debris make it hard for them to get around. The grassy courtyard is filled with sticky tarpaper from the roof, shattered lumber, empty drink cans and bed linens blown outside by Michael.After getting permission from the Holcombe couple, Bill Yourn resorted to salvaging pennies from the floors and drawers of their shattered rooms. He had to climb through a broken window and walk across a soggy floor littered with shards of glass and personal items like deodorant, hair care products and clothes.“Life’s not great,” he said after eating lunch: a can of tuna scooped with a borrowed spoon.The water came back on a couple of days ago, providing a morale boost, and utility crews are installing new power poles just across the street. But Donahue said the motel is so badly damaged, it wouldn’t be safe to turn on the power even if electricity were available.Residents say police and firefighters have been by to make sure the people are safe, but these survivors say they didn’t bother to report any of the looting at the motel, because the first-responders seem so busy.Someone from FEMA also visited, they said, but no one has offered them any better alternatives yet.And so they sit, most without transportation and many without phones for communication, waiting for a fresh delivery of food and water. Some trade cigarettes for other items. One man filled an inflatable kiddie pool, shaped like a pirate ship, to provide a place for youngsters to play.From her wheelchair, Vicki Allen considered their fate.“Six days after Michael came through and tore up everything, we’re still here,” she said.The hero of the American Quality Lodge, the man who plucked vulnerable residents to safety during Michael, chimed in.“We can’t stay here like this too much longer,” said Wes Allen, 48.last_img read more

Apple Seeks Bigger Bite of Chinas Massive Mobile Market

first_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals 2 min read Register Now » In America, Apple’s iPhone ushered in a new era of smart devices, revolutionizing the digital landscape as we know it–and racking up billions in the process. But will the product, launched roughly six years ago, have a similar impact on the rapidly expansive Chinese market?In a highly-anticipated, multi-year deal inked with China Mobile, Apple will roll out its latest iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c on January 17 to the carrier’s network of 760 million consumers–the largest wireless network in the world.While Apple has already sold approximately 23 million iPhones in China through the second and third largest carriers in the country–China Unicom and China Telecom, respectively–China Mobile more than doubles the reach of both competitors combined.Related: Apple Becomes China’s Third Highest Smartphone DistributorThough the Cupertino-headquartered brand boasts an almost-mythical status stateside and throughout much of Europe, its late arrival to China means steep competition from locally-manufactured, cheaper devices that utilize the nemesis Android operating system.And in China–unlike in America–there are actually more mobile applications available for Android users than there are in Apple’s App Store.Pricing details will be available at a later date, Apple said, and devices will be sold within its own retail stores as well as China Mobile locations. Customers can pre-register as of Christmas day on China Mobile’s website.”We can’t think of a better way to welcome in the Chinese New Year than getting an iPhone into the hands of every China Mobile customer who wants one,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a statement.Related: How to Do Business in Chinacenter_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. December 23, 2013last_img read more