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first_imgTrump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters “I think, to be safe, 12 points should see us through to the Asian Cup,” said Palami. “It also depends on the other games, but for us the objective is to win all of our games which will give us a lot of confidence going to the finals of the Asian Cup.”After the Yemen match in Qatar, the Azkals still have two matches left in the third round—an away game against Nepal in Kathmandu on Nov. 14 and a home duel with Tajikistan on March 27.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul 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 Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Read Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Can Sen. Pacquiao outfox the sly Bob Arum? MOST READ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side LATEST STORIES BACOLOD CITY—Regardless of the result of the clash against Yemen in Asian Cup Qualifying Tuesday night, the Philippines is already planning another training camp in the Middle East next month to prepare for the return leg against the Yemenis who play home matches in Doha, Qatar.Azkals manager Dan Palami believes a more intensive buildup will be key against Yemen in their Oct. 10 match. The Filipinos currently sit on top of Group F with six points from their first two matches.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgRohit Sharma is well and truly the ‘Hitman’. Three One-Day International double centuries is no mean feat and having achieved that, the nickname truly resonates with the India vice-captain for limited-overs.Rohit became the only batsman to score three ODI double hundreds with his 208 not out in Mohali against Sri Lanka and then became the only Indian to score two T20 Internationals centuries with 118 against the islanders in Indore on December 22. In fact, the hundred on Friday was the joint-fastest in T20 Internationals.With Rohit racking up the runs, ‘Hitman’ rang even louder in all corners of the country.WATCH VIDEORohit, in an exclusive interview with India Today’s Boria Majumdar, expressed his fondness for the name and shared the man behind its origination and its popularity.”I like it. It is unusual. It happened in 2013 when I was playing against Australia in Bangalore.”Ravi bhai (Shastri) was commenting and there is a guy called PD in the crew, he said after the game that ‘you played like a Hitman’. Because my name is Ro-‘Hit’. Ravi was standing there, heard it and said it during commentary. I think it caught up like that,” Rohit said.Rohit hit his first double hundred in 2013 against Australia — a mammoth 209 off 158 deliveries.That was another match at home and Rohit was involved in another big partnership with Shikhar Dhawan. And then disaster struck when a mix-up between Rohit and Virat Kohli saw the latter depart for a duck. However, Rohit tore into the Australian attack and smashed 12 fours and 16 sixes to finish with 209 off 158 balls. India piled up 383/6 and Australia fell short by 57 runs.advertisementEver since that first double century, Rohit’s acceleration post the first hundred has only got better.Rohit was the stand-in captain for India in the ODI and T20I series against Sri Lanka with regular captain Virat Kohli taking a break ahead of the all-important South Africa series.India are set to leave for South Africa on December 27 for a three Tests, six ODIs and three T20s. The first Test will take place in Cape Town, starting January 5.India have never won a series in South Africa and this Indian unit has the chance to create history.There has been a lot of talk about how the next 18 months, which India will spend overseas, will define this team and Kohli’s captaincy adding that all the success this unit has had, has been at home.Rohit agreed that the South Africa series is extremely crucial and that been on the mind of the entire team but added that home success also does not come easy.”I understand that we played at home but you have to beat the opposition in any case. You have to play good cricket, better cricket than the opposition to beat them. We have to execute the same thing that we do here, but in a different way. You have to play the shots and bowl in the right areas to get the wickets. The basics remain the same.”The mental adjustment, playing on fast and bouncy pitches (in South Africa is to be worked upon). South Africa will be a big challenge, they are a tough side to beat in their own conditions. They haven’t played in some time though and even some of their key players are missing, so it can be easier,” Rohit assessed.India are going to South Africa with a pace-bowling unit of six bowlers. Crucial to success in South Africa, India put a lot of focus and effort into developing the pace unit.Rohit praised the current set of bowlers calling them “the best and mentally very smart.””The set of bowlers we have now is the best, they have become mentally very smart now. They bowl with their mind now and it is very pleasing to see from the slips. They talk to Virat to see how he wants to get the batsman out.”Rohit also addressed the matter of time frame, the Indian team has to prepare for South Africa series and said for now, they will try and manage in the seven days they have got.”We have seven days to go by it and whatever is in our hand we have to try and make the best use of it. Ideally, a team would want more days to prepare when you are going and playing in overseas conditions. Seven days, we will try and manage whatever we can and try to win the series.”Rohit believes that they have the capabilities and spark to be the best of all time but said they need to be smart and address the issues of adaptive to situations as soon as possible.advertisement”I believe the team can be the best of all time. Conditions in South Africa will be completely different from that in England. We have to change our game a little bit. So we need to smart and address the situation as soon as possible,” Rohit concluded.last_img read more

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first_imgNew Zealand have moved to temper expectations ahead of the Cricket World Cup after their six-wicket victory over India in a warmup match on Saturday, with conditions likely to be more conducive to batting during the tournament.New Zealand skittled India out for 179 in the 40th over at The Oval with only all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja’s 54 saving the tournament favourites from an embarrassingly lower total.Ross Taylor then top scored with 71 as the 2015 finalists coasted to 180-4 in 38 overs.The 35-year-old Taylor, however, said New Zealand had the benefit of exploiting a green-topped pitch early on, which saw them reduce Virat Kohli’s side to 39-4 in the 11th over.”It is a warm-up and you have to take what you want out of it,” Taylor told reporters. “Time out in the middle for most of the batters is crucial.”Taylor added that familiarity with conditions should benefit tournament hosts England, with New Zealand experiencing a similar boost in 2015 when they played all of their pool matches, quarter-final and semi-final at home before the final in Melbourne, which they lost by seven wickets to Australia.”I think that’s what makes England the favourites,” Taylor said. “They know these conditions very well.”But there is a lot of cricket and some good cricket needing to be played before we even think about semi-finals and finals.”If you get off to a good start and get onto a bit of a roll and make the semi-finals then you’re only two wins away from lifting the trophy.”advertisementNice to see swinging conditions: Trent BoultOpening bowler Trent Boult, who took 4-33 off 6.2 overs against India, added that pitches around England and Wales were already starting to look dry, which would aid batters as the tournament progressed.”It was nice to see it swinging around a little bit and I would like to see that everywhere but there are some good wickets around the country … (and) I think the other wickets look quite dry,” Boult said.”The biggest challenge will be when it’s not swinging or nipping around a little bit, then how do we take wickets … (because) we know what early wickets does to any batting side.”New Zealand play West Indies in another warm-up in Bristol while India face Bangladesh in Cardiff, with both games on Tuesday.Also Read | Lower-order runs were good positives: Virat Kohli after loss to NZ in World Cup warm-upAlso Read | Nothing to worry about: Ravindra Jadeja on India’s batting woes after loss to NZAlso See:last_img read more

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first_imgShare on WhatsApp The unparalleled joy of the last-minute football winner Graham Arnold has declared the Sydney derby the most lopsided in Australian football after Sydney FC surged from behind to topple Western Sydney 3-1.Adrian Mierzejewski produced another masterclass as driving rain hit a soggy Allianz Stadium pitch, netting a double before Bobo struck late to bring the Sky Blues within touching distance of defending the Premiers’ Plate. Win their next two games and it will be theirs, while the Wanderers continue their fight to stay in the top six. The result in front of 25,211 marked the Sky Blues’ eighth derby win and 12th undefeated from the last 13 meetings. “Stats don’t lie, and this is a pretty lopsided derby – I think the most lopsided derby in Australian football,” Arnold said. “Everyone talks about fatigue and that we had a [ACL] game midweek … but we were ready to play.”However, Josep Gombau’s side reinstated some pride following the last 5-0 derby thrashing. And it was only through former Sydney FC goalkeeper Vedran Janjetovic that Mierzejewski was denied a hat-trick, pulling off an outstanding eighth-minute save in the face of his old supporter base.Two minutes later Andrew Redmayne’s howler made for a starkly different situation up the other end. The gloveman spilled a Raul Llorente ball, allowing Oriol Riera to tap his sixth goal from the last five games into an open net.The horrid conditions sucked out some form but it was more than replaced by fire. Quite literally, in the form of the two flares ignited in the Wanderers’ supporter bay, but equally so on the pitch.Matt Simon, on a rare start for rested skipper Alex Brosque, went at it with Michael Thwaite all night. A penalty appeal came after the Wanderers defender put his hand in Simon’s back, though replays showed the feisty striker had gone down easily. But it was Thwaite’s foul on Ninkovic that gave the Sky Blues an equaliser just before halftime – and Mierzejewski ensured the ensuing free kick found its desired destination. Topics Share on Twitter Read more A-League Australia sport “This free kick was a good free kick and made the difference,” Gombau said. “We started the second half well but they have a lot of quality players.”After the break Mierzejewski was at it again. Ninkovic crossed into a busy box and Simon knocked it into his path for another worthy finish and his 12th goal of the season.Suddenly behind, the Wanderers increased the pressure, but by the time Bobo stroked home the hosts’ third the match was dead and buried. Ninkovic ran it inside and produced the deftest of backheels for the Brazilian, who buried his 21st goal of the season in the bottom-right corner. Victory cruise past 10-man Adelaide, Jets edge tight clash with Roar news Share on Facebook Share via Email Read more Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn Reuse this content Share on Messengerlast_img read more

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first_imgDirector Sadaf Foroughi attends the Toronto International Film Festival announcement of their Canadian features for this year’s program in Toronto, Wednesday August 9 , 2017. – CHRIS YOUNG/THE CANADIAN PRESS Advertisement As the new Iranian film Ava enjoys its debut at the TIFF this weekend, it will have to do so without the presence of its two stars.According to reports, the Canadian government denied travel visas to Iranian performers Shayesteh Sajadi, 18, and Mahour Jabbari, 17. Ava‘s director Sadaf Foroughi, an Iranian-born Canadian citizen, said her two young actors were denied entry after applying for a travel visa through Canada’s embassy in Turkey.According to a letter received by Sajadi and excerpted in The Hollywood Reporter, the government was not satisfied “that you would leave Canada at the end of your stay as a temporary resident.” A Globe and Mail request for comment from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has not been returned. Facebook Advertisement Twittercenter_img Advertisement Login/Register With: Sajadi appears in the film alongside Jabbari, the latter of whom plays the drama’s title character, an upper-class teen in Tehran whose relationship with her parents takes a severe turn after questions arise about her relationship with a local boy. The film, a co-production between Iran, Canada and Qatar, made its world premiere at TIFF on Friday night, and will continue to screen this Sunday and next Sunday for the public.“I was surprised to have this news and of course, so sad,” Foroughi told The Globe and Mail over email. “But now I am so much looking forward to our premiere here in the country where I live and love. What is important for me is all the supports and kindness Ava and I have received so far from the festival, especially from [TIFF programmers] Magali Simard and Steve Gravestock.”“The girls are so happy that we all care about them here,” she added. “Altogether, we are looking forward to our audience’s feedback.”Last week, Foroughi was announced as one of the 15 nominees for the 2017 Directors Guild of Canada Discovery Award. This year’s award winner will be announced at the annual DGC gala on Oct. 28.In 2014, Foroughi was at the centre of a dispute with Canadian customs officers, who seized an art installation that was shipped from Iran to Montreal. She eventually received a permit from Foreign Affairs to release her work, which was part of a federally subsidized art project. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

13 10 19

first_imgTORONTO – The loonie dropped sharply after the Bank of Canada kept its key interest rate target on hold Wednesday, as North American stock markets pulled back on profit taking.The Canadian dollar was trading at an average price of 78.30 cents US, down 0.65 of a cent.“The loonie seems to have had its peak when the Bank of Canada was raising interest rates and the reports of year-over-year economic growth were coming out stronger than people had expected,” said Norman Levine, managing director of Portfolio Management Corp.“Now people are seeing that rates aren’t going to go up as fast in Canada as they were before and that economic growth in Canada will probably be lower next year than it was this year.”The Bank of Canada left its benchmark interest rate unchanged Wednesday following two straight hikes since July in response to the economy’s impressive run over the last four quarters. The central bank warned it expects to stick to its rate-hiking path, although at perhaps a more tentative pace.In its scheduled announcement, the bank said it held off this time in part because it expects the recent strength of the Canadian dollar to slow the rise in the pace of inflation.The move in the loonie Wednesday came as the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index fell 50.37 points to 15,854.77.South of the border it was also a negative day, with U.S. stocks giving back most of their profits earned Tuesday.On Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average tumbled 112.30 points to 23,329.46. The S&P 500 index gave back 11.98 points to 2,557.15 and the Nasdaq composite index was down 34.54 points to 6,563.89.“I think in general markets have had the longest run, especially the U.S. markets, without a five per cent correction in recent or longer memory,” said Levine. “It’s not surprising you get some profit taking after some big runs. We keep expecting the five per cent, the 10 per cent correction, but we keep never getting it.”Still, Levine added, while U.S. stocks are at the high-end of historic valuations, “they’re not blowout, stupid valuations.”In commodities news, the December crude contract lost 29 cents to close at US$52.18 per barrel and the December natural gas contract was down five cents at US$3.08 per mmBTU.The December gold contract added 70 cents to US$1,279.00 an ounce and the December copper contract was down two cents to US$3.18 a pound.Follow @DaveHTO on Twitter.last_img read more

13 10 19

first_imgTORONTO (660 NEWS) – The Prime Minister has answered questions about Alberta’s energy problems.Justin Trudeau was in studio with Breakfast Television in Toronto where he was asked about what he is doing to help Alberta.Trudeau said he continues to work with the province and the oil and gas industry to help Albertans that are struggling right now.“Yes, we are looking at income supports as well, but the real core of the problem is that there is no access to markets other than the United States for Canadian oil from the oilsands,” said Trudeau.He said that is why the federal government purchased the Trans Mountain pipeline.He also laid blame on previous regimes for not getting these projects done.“This is a problem that has gone on for years. For ten years the Conservatives in Ottawa marginalized indigenous voices, ignored the environmental responsibilities, and therefore couldn’t get things built.”The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project hasn’t been built by the Liberal party either, but Trudeau said the work being done right now will ensure that this project will go forward.“We’ve moved significantly on that,” said Trudeau. “The federal court of appeals came back and said ‘you need to do more on indigenous consultations, more on the environment. We are on the right track, but you need to do more.’ We are following their blueprint because we understand these things need to be done in the right way.”last_img read more

13 10 19

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. — An aspiring professional chef living in Dawson Creek made the Top 12 on last night’s fifth season premiere of Master Chef Canada.28 year-old Jen Jenkins, who grew up in both Mackenzie and Prince George and now lives in the Mile Zero City, made her first appearance on the show last night, when the Top 21 contestants were whittled down to just 12. The contestants’ first challenge for the panel of three judges was to make a signature dish using an ingredient they had brought from home.The stay-at-home mom had brought eggs with her to the challenge, deciding to wow the judges with her famous (among family and friends) Eggs Benedict. Jenkins explained that she’s worked on her version of the classic brunch dish for the better part of her life, and that it made sense she would open the competition with Eggs Benny. Jen Jenkins’ Eggs Benedict in a potato nest with hollandaise sauce and tomato salsa, which won her a spot in the Top 12 of Master Chef Canada’s fifth season last night. Photo by CTV.“I cook eggs everyday for myself, for my daughter, my husband. I figured why not go with that, and that’s what got me there today. For years and years I worked really hard on trying to create a Hollandaise sauce that was homemade instead of the packaged brand. I was always unhappy with the packaged brand. So I worked really hard on figuring out trying to make it and fixing it when it cracks. We used to have family meals every Sunday and I would do Eggs Benedict every time and everybody loved it. I would just start to put my own spin on it, but I’ve never done like I did last night with the potato nest. That was completely out of left field, I was like ‘I have to make it cooler, I have to make it better.’ And I did.”Dawson Creek resident Jen Jenkins and Master Chef Canada judge Claudio Aprile. Supplied photoAfter sampling all the dishes, the judges proclaimed that Jenkins was deserving of the white apron, allowing her to make the first cut of the competition. The winner will be walking away with $100,000 and the title of Master Chef Canada. Jenkins said that she’ll be continuing to stay focused during the rest of the competition in order to take home the title.Even if she doesn’t take home the title, Jenkins said that she’s already incredibly happy with qualifying for the show, which she applied for last August. Regardless of how well she does during the TV competition, the amateur chef will be making a big step toward her goal of turning pro: Jenkins said that she and her family will be moving to Ontario later this year after she was accepted to the Stratford Chefs School. Jenkins said that she’ll begin her studies next fall, with the goal of achieving her dream of being paid to do what she loves: cook delicious food.Master Chef Canada airs Tuesdays at 9:00 p.m. on CTV.last_img read more

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first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The City of Dawson Creek will be delivering new recycling carts to residents this month.Dawson Creek Council voted in favour of implementing a curbside recycling program in the City earlier this year, making it easier for residents to recycle household items and reduce materials sent to the landfill.“We’ve heard residents ask for curbside recycling, and a majority identified it as a priority during our recent OCP consultation process,” said Mayor Dale Bumstead. “Many Dawson Creek residents are already sorting and recycling their household waste, and the new curbside collection service makes recycling much easier and more convenient, and helps us keep more out of the landfill.” Curbside recycling collection begins the week of September 3rd. Recycling will be picked up every other week, on the same day as garbage collection, which the City says will continue to be picked up every week.The City’s current garbage collection contractor, Waste Management, will also collect curbside recycling.Recyclable materials are placed in the 360-litre recycling cart and set out beside the garbage cart every other week. A printed guide showing accepted materials, how to place carts and a collection calendar is being distributed with the carts.Recyclable materials that are allowed inside the new carts include:household paperhard plastic containers (numbered 1 to 7)foil & metal containersdisposable drink cups & lidsnewspapers & magazinescardboard boxes & boxboardgable top containers & aseptic (“TetraPaks”) cartonsnon-hazardous aerosol cans.Plastic bags, glass and foam packaging are not accepted in recycling carts.In order to save on unnecessary printing, residents are encouraged to download the Dawson Creek app, which is available for Apple and Android devices, and to sign up for schedule reminders on the City’s website. The Waste Wizard app also includes the most up-to-date disposal instructions for hundreds of household materials including items that can be included with curbside garbage and recycling, taken to a recycling depot, or special instructions for hazardous materials. For more information on the recycling program, accepted materials and to find your collection schedule visit www.dawsoncreek.ca/recycle, or download the Dawson Creek app.Missed or problem cart deliveries can be reported to the City of Dawson Creek at 250-784-3600.last_img read more

12 10 19

first_imgNoida: A BJP leader in Uttar Pradesh has announced severing ties with his son after he was fielded by the Congress as a Lok Sabha candidate and alleged the opposition party exploited “political differences” within his family.The Congress on Saturday announced Arvind Kumar Singh, son of BJP MLC Jaivir Singh, as its candidate from the Gautam Buddh Nagar constituency, which is currently represented by BJP leader and Union minister Mahesh Sharma. The Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party have already fielded Satveer Nagar from the constituency. The BJP is yet to announce its candidate. In a Facebook post on March 17, Jaivir Singh said his whole family including wife Raj Kumari Chauhan, a former Lok Sabha MP from Aligarh, their three sons and a nephew have “complete loyalty” with the BJP and are committed to the public policies of the party and Prime Minister Narendra Modi “But my son Arvind Kumar Singh started expressing a different ideology ever since his marriage two years ago and he started staying separately from the family,” the MLC said. Jaivir Singh, who earlier served as a BSP MLA from Barauli, said he joined the BJP in 2017. Arvind was opposed to the BJP and did not took its membership, he said. “Therefore, he was also released from the position of the Chancellor of the (Noida International) University. Now all social and political relations with him have come to an end,” Singh said.last_img read more

12 10 19

first_imgChennai: Led by the former captain of the Indian national side Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), led by Dhoni’s successor and current skipper Virat Kohli, by seven wickets in the opening encounter of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Saturday.Batting first, RCB were bowled out for 70 in 17.1 overs in which Parthiv Patel top scored with 29 off 35 balls. Harbhajan Singh (3/20 in 4 overs), Imran Tahir (3/9 in 3 overs) and Ravindra Jadeja (2/15 in 4 overs) shared the wickets. Dwayne Bravo also chipped in with a wicket. In reply, CSK scored the runs in 17.4 overs with Ambati Rayudu scoring 28. RCB in defeat maintained their inglorious record against CSK and also had the ignominy of ending with the sixth lowest total in the league. Skipper Dhoni’s move to open with Harbhajan paid rich dividends as he removed rival skipper Virat Kohli (6) in the fourth over and RCB never recovered from that early blow.last_img read more

12 10 19

first_imgSrinagar: A Pakistani terrorist, who was indoctrinated and trained by 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, was arrested from Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said here on Wednesday.Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist Mohammad Waqar Awan, who was tasked with reviving militancy in certain areas of the Kashmir valley, was arrested earlier this week and paraded before the media on Wednesday at the Police Control Room. Awan, a resident of Mohalla Miana in Mianwali area of Punjab in Pakistan, was indoctrinated by Lakhvi at his residence in Rawalpindi, officials said. The initial arms training to the Pakistani terrorist was also given by Lakhvi, who along with six others has been charged by the Pakistani authorities with planning and executing the Mumbai attacks in November, 2008 that left 166 people dead. Lakhvi is currently on bail, and the case is moving very slowly. Awan, known by alias of “Chota Dujana , told reporters that before he joined militancy, he was told that atrocities were being inflicted on the people of Kashmir by security forces but he saw no such thing in the Valley. “I received training for four months at a camp in Muzaffarabad. I was told that atrocities are committed on children and women. Prayers are not allowed in mosques and houses of Muslims are destroyed, he told reporters, adding he found that the conditions were different in Kashmir. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Police officials said Awan’s arrest and “confession” is live evidence for Pakistan as to how youths are manipulated on its soil, prepared for militancy and then sent here to join Jaish-e-Mohammad or Lashkar-e-Taiba. Asked if he was involved in any attacks in the valley, Awan said, I was not involved in any attack.” The Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of Baramulla, Abdul Qayoom, said Awan had infiltrated into the valley in July 2017. “He was active in Handwara (area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district). For the last about two years, he was active in different places of Srinagar. When he was returning to Baramulla, he was intercepted at a naka (check post). However, the driver of his vehicle rammed it into police vehicle and sped away.last_img read more

30 09 19

After winning the U.S. Open in June, his second consecutive major victory, Jordan Spieth sought to pre-empt the eager golf press from christening a rivalry between him and Rory McIlroy, the man whose world No. 1 ranking he was rapidly threatening.“Rory has four majors and dozens of wins, and I’m just starting out,” Spieth told reporters.Spieth is correct about his relative inexperience; he turned 22 in July and is in only his third PGA Tour season. But what he has accomplished in 2015 is on pace to surpass anything achieved in a single season by McIlroy — or anyone else in modern PGA Tour history, for that matter — at such a young age.Spieth’s raw exploits this season are impressive: four wins, including two majors, and six other top-five finishes. But if we want a more exact sense of how his 2015 compares to other great seasons in golf history, we must place them all on a standard scale. To do that, I compiled data from GOLFstats.com, converting the leaderboard of every PGA Tour event since 1970 into a set of z-scores (a metric1Used previously at FiveThirtyEight and Grantland. that considers how many standard deviations from the mean2Computed using only players who made the cut in a given tournament. a player’s score was). The average z-score for all of a player’s tournaments in a given season represents his performance that year.According to that metric, here are the best 20 seasons in modern PGA Tour3Which includes all official PGA Tour tournaments except match-play events (which don’t lend themselves to z-scoring). history:The sheer dominance of Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus, who account for the first 11 spots on the list, is striking. Although it would generate little controversy to label them the two greatest golfers of all time, these numbers help emphasize how far ahead of the field they were. What is perhaps even more astonishing is that the first non-Tiger, non-Jack name to appear on this list is Spieth’s, for his performance this year.We’re in the midst of Spieth’s age-22 season (for this analysis, I defined a player’s age as the oldest he was at any point during the season in question), and thus far, he’s been a lot better than Woods was at the same age. Woods’s average z-score of -0.95 in 1998 ranks outside the top 50 seasons of all time. Likewise, McIlroy’s average z-score in his age-22 season was -0.58, which didn’t even rank among the top performances of 2011, much less the best seasons ever.4Even McIlroy’s age-23 season, in 2012 — his best year on tour, punctuated by a record-setting win at the PGA Championship — ranks 32nd on this list, 20 spots behind Spieth’s 2015. And Spieth’s rise could be even scarier for the rest of the tour, considering the leap taken by both McIlroy and Woods between the ages of 22 and 23.(As for Nicklaus, I don’t have complete data on his age-22 season, in 1962 — although Jack’s three wins and 16 top-tens compare favorably to Spieth on the surface.)Of course, Spieth will have to sustain his current pace for a few more months to fully warrant this praise. And if he emerges from this weekend’s PGA Championship with his third major of the season, his case will almost certainly be helped; the average z-score for PGA winners since 1970 is -2.39 (a mark that would help him cut ever deeper into the Woods/Nicklaus monopoly). But even if Spieth goes without another victory in 2015, his performance to date suggests that he will not be able to downplay his on-course credentials for long. read more

30 09 19

Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls beat the New York Knicks 82-81 at Chicago’s United Center on Halloween night.Rose connected on a last shot with 5.7 seconds left to lift Chicago to the win in his first regular season home game since he hurt his left knee a year and a half ago.“That’s what builds your resume,” Rose said. “Leaves a mark on your legacy.”Rose it the final shot when it counted but he didn’t have a great night, scoring 18 points on 7-of-23 shooting and committed four turnovers.Tyson Chandler went 1 for 2 at the foul line to give the Knicks a 81-80 lead with 10.8 seconds remaining. Rose then drove to the baseline and hit a floater over Chandler and Raymond Felton for the winning basket.“I was right there. He just made a big-time play,” Chandler said. “I don’t know if he saw the basket to be honest with you.”The Knicks had another shot, but Carmelo Anthony missed a long jumper as the time ran out.“I got the look I wanted,” Anthony said. read more

18 09 19

first_imgYoung Boys Coach Gerardo Seoane has revealed he wanted his team face a Juventus team that had Cristiano Ronaldo on the pitch.The Swiss side is in Turin to face Juve in their second Champions League group game, but CR7 is suspended after being sent off against Valencia.“We’re sad that Ronaldo isn’t there, it’s the same for any injured or suspended the player,” Seoane said in his pre-match Press conference.“It would have been nice for us to face him on the pitch, but if Ronaldo doesn’t play then another champion will because Juventus have good alternatives in every area.“It would have been nice to see him on the pitch though.”Seoane was asked if his side are nervous about taking on one of the favourites to win the competition.Mario Mandzukic, JuventusJuventus confirm Mario Mandzukic could leave this month Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Sporting director Fabio Paratici confirmed reports that Mario Mandzukic could leave Juventus for a move to an unnamed Qatari team.“The team is always focused, every game. We know that every day presents a new challenge and different opponents to face.“The players are very focused and I think the atmosphere can help a lot with that.“It’s a different situation [to Manchester United], we’re away for this one and there’s a big difference.“It’s our first Champions League and we know there isn’t much room for mistakes. We must always perform well, always make the right choices, and be attentive in both attack and defence.“Of course we know that the opponent matters too, so it’ll be a very difficult game.“[Jordan] Lotomba has been injured for some time and is unavailable, and also Kevin Mbabu is out for this game, unfortunately.”last_img read more

17 09 19

first_img Recommended for you Only Doug and Ralph and Ruth can fit, that’s why Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Related Items:donhue gardiner, doug pharnell, Pdm Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 01 Mar 2016 – Electors’ Court has started and in North and Middle Caicos on Monday, the Member of Parliament was present but unable to have the 38 names he wanted off the elector’s list removed. According to PDM Chairman, Doug Parnell it was an embarrassing scene for the MP and Border Control Minister, Hon Don Hue Gardiner who basically was unfamiliar with the law when he raised his objections. The law says you must be registered in the District to bring an objection. Doug Parnell, PDM National Chairman: “The Hon Donhue Gardiner was not entitled to bring those objections, so we prevailed on that point and we also feel we were given a fair hearing on other persons we claimed or objected to in the district. We are satisfied that the Supervisor of Elections and the team that was with him gave us a fair hearing.”About 40 people turned out to hear the proceedings of the Electors’ Court, Parnell added, “I want to say that I am very pleased at the turn out of persons who were interested in their democracy and the upcoming General Elections, we had a strong force and showing of our supporters in this district; we were very, very grateful to them for coming out; persons like Prince Selver, persons like Curalena Phillips and persons like Paul Higgs.” For various reasons, including that some of the electors were said to be resident outside of the country and outside of the constituency, Gardiner tried to have them removed for the voter’s list but when the PDM reminded the Elections Supervisor that one has to be resident in the constituency for their recommendation to stand, Gardiner’s challenges fell flat. Parnell told Magnetic Media yesterday that PDM challenges were for about 20 people, and were done within the confines of the law; they walked away from that elections court session satisfied, he said. So far Grand Turk North, Grand Turk South & Salt Cay and North and Middle have had their hearings. Next stop we understand is South Caicos.last_img read more

17 09 19

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) –  Dr. Heidi Hanna and Karyn Buxman are hosting a free Humor Marathon online on Friday, June 21st as part of the Alzheimer’s Association Longest Day event.Participants will also get a free copy of their book What’s So Funny About Stress.Register at www.humormarathon.com. June 19, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom Free Humor Marathon online as part of the Alzheimer’s Association Longest Day event Posted: June 19, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

11 09 19

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Wednesday, July 10, 2019:#1) Concert on the Common: Ball In The HouseThe 2019 Wilmington Concerts on the Common series kicks off this Wednesday, July 10, 2019, from 6:30pm to 8pm, with Ball in the House.Enjoy an evening of a cappella at its best! Following in the path of classic harmony groups like The Temptations and Boyz II Men, this five member veteran vocal band will move audiences with their music. A review from the Boston Globe put it very succinctly: “Ball in the House has everything you would expect to find in a successful pop/rock band…the one thing it doesn’t have is instruments.”Admission is free of charge. Bring your chairs/blankets and relax to the sweet sounds of summer. The Wilmington Band Parents Association will be selling concessions.Additional concerts will take place on July 17 (Jimmy & The Jesters), July 24 (BackTrack), and July 31 (60’s Invasion).These popular concerts are organized by the Wilmington Recreation Department.#2) Fundraiser For May Center For Autism At Tremezzo Tremezzo Ristorante (2 Lowell Street) is donating 15% of its eat-in and takeout sales for lunch and dinner to the May Center School for Autism in Wilmington on Wednesday, July 10, 2019.The event is organized by AA Premier Properties, which has selected the May Center for Autism as its “Charity of the Year.” The May Center School provides full-day, year-round educational and vocational services for children and adolescents with autism and other special needs from preschool to age 22.The flyer isn’t necessary. Just make sure to mention the fundraiser to your waiter!#3) Town Yardwaste Center OpenThe Town’s Yardwaste Center, located on Old Main Street, off of Main Street at the Woburn line, is open from 8am to 2pm.Residents will need to purchase a punch-card for $15 in order to enter the yardwaste center. Punch-cards will be available for purchase through the Collector’s Office at Town Hall and will allow up to 5 vehicle trips to the Yardwaste Center per card. NO GRASS CLIPPINGS OR STUMPS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Commercial vehicles will not be allowed. Make sure to bring photo identification to show you are a Wilmington resident.For a complete schedule of the Town’s 2019 Yard Waste Program and other information on waste disposal and recycling, please call the Department of Public Works at 978-658-4481 or refer to the department’s website HERE.#4) Book Store Next Door OpenThe Friends of the Wilmington Memorial Library’s Book Store Next Door (183 Middlesex Avenue) is open from 10am to 6pm (extended summer hours). All books are $2 or less!  Every penny of every sale benefits the Wilmington Memorial Library. Learn more HERE.#5) Car Seat Installs At Public Safety BuildingThe Wilmington Police Department offers safety seat installs at the Wilmington Public Safety Building (1 Adelaide Street) every Wednesday, 10am-2pm. No appointment is necessary, but calling ahead at 978-658-5071 is recommended. Learn more HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, July 31, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, July 24, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Thursday, July 18, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

5 09 19

first_imgCyrus Mistry’s removal as chairman of Tata Sons on Monday is bound to impact shares of Tata Group companies on Tuesday. The Group, whose market capitalisation was $125 billion on October 6, 2016, has about 30 listed entities including TCS, Tata Steel and Tata Motors that are Sensex heavyweights. Tata Sons, the Group’s holding company, appointed Ratan Tata as the interim chief of the company.Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), which had a market capitalisation of Rs 4,78,390 crore, closed at Rs 2,427.85 on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on Monday. The entity, which is also India’s biggest software services exporter, is the most-valued Indian company. Tata Motors shares ended 2.67 percent higher at Rs 559.10 apiece, while Tata Steel closed 0.26 percent down at Rs 426.20. Other listed entities of Tata Group included Voltas, Rallis India, Tata Elxsi, Tata Chemicals, Tata Coffee, Tata Global Beverages, Indian Hotels Company, Tata Communications, Tata Power, Tata Metaliks and Tata Sponge Iron.In terms of Tata Group turnover, it dropped 4.8 percent to $103.51 billion in 2015-16 from $108.78 billion in the preceding fiscal. There is speculation that the Shapoorji Pallonji Group has claimed Mistry’s removal as “illegal” and likely to challenge the decision of Tata Sons, reported CNBC-TV18. Mistry was appointed the chairman of the company in December 2012.The BSE Sensex closed 102 points higher at 28,179, led by ONGC, Tata Motors and ICICI Bank. Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) were net sellers of Indian equities worth Rs 325 crore, according to provisional data published by the National Stock Exchange (NSE). Domestic institutional investors (DIIs) were net buyers of stocks worth Rs 333 crore.last_img read more

5 09 19

first_imgThe General Electric logo is pictured on the General Electric offshore wind turbine plant in Montoir-de-Bretagne, near Saint-Nazaire, western FranceReutersJohn Flannery, who was appointed as the chairman and CEO less than two years ago to stem General Electric’s rapid decline, has been shown the door. Flannery had taken over the reins of the century-old company from long-time CEO Jeff Immelt in June 2017.However, as Flannery went about restructuring the multinational conglomerate, its value went below $100 billion and shares nose-dived more than 35 per cent this year, following a 45 per cent slide last year.Things haven’t looked up as GE was ousted from the Dow Jones Industrial Average this summer and shares fell to a nine-year low in September after it was revealed that the company’s gas turbines were beset with an ‘oxidation issue’ forcing the shutdown of a pair of power plants where they were being used.On Monday, GE warned that it will miss profit forecasts this year and it’s taking a $23 billion charge related to its power business.H Lawrence Culp Jr. (55), who is a member of the GE board, has taken over as CEO with immediate effect. Culp was CEO and president of Danaher Corp from 2000 to 2014 and during his stint, the company’s market capitalization and revenues increased five-fold.GE would be hoping that he can replicate the success he had at Danaher and take the company out of an 18-month decline.Flannery was unable to usher in a turnaround as desired by the board and just six months into his job he said GE would be forced to pay $15 billion to make up for the miscalculations of North American Life & Health, an insurance subsidiary.He also announced that GE would be splitting the company’s three main divisions — aviation, healthcare and power — into independent business entities.Since its finance division was hit hard during recession, GE has been selling off assets and Flannery vowed that he would give GE a more high-tech and industrial focus by energising the aviation, power and renewable energy business.Tracing its roots to Thomas Edison, who invented the light bulb, the company grew along with the American economy. When the global financial crisis started in 2008, GE was one of the biggest lenders in the US and millions of its appliances were sold all over the world. It also owned a multinational media powerhouse which included NBC TV.last_img read more