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Navarro heats up late, lifts San Sebastian past EAC

first_imgMan sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:12San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 9300:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Jerome Garcia tried to salvage the game with a corner three with 9.7 ticks left to cut the deficit down to one, but Allyn Bulanadi could only muster a split from the free throw line in the last 7.5 seconds.Unfortunately, Francis Munsayac panicked in the waning seconds and passed the ball to Jervin Guzman, whose jumper rimmed out at the buzzer to hand the win to San Sebastian.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I imagined all of our games to be close, but at times, we fall short in the end. This time, we’re glad that we’re the ones to come out on top,” said coach Egay Macaraya.Navarro also contributed four assists and three rebounds in the win for the Golden Stags, who bounce back and even their record at 4-4. Mayweather warns of hefty fine if McGregor kicks him in their fight LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netRenzo Navarro drilled the big plays late as San Sebastian slipped past Emilio Aguinaldo College, 75-73 in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The diminutive playmaker scored all of his five points in the final minute, drilling the huge corner three and following it up with a reverse to give the Golden Stags a 74-70 lead with 13.8 seconds to play.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next The Scores:SAN SEBASTIAN 75 – Calisaan 19, Ilagan 12, Costelo 11, Calma 10, Gayosa 5, Navarro 5, Are 4, David 2, Baetiong 2, Mercado 2, Valdez 2, Bulanadi 1, Quipse 0, Capobres 0.EAC 73 – Onwubere 22, Munsayac 16, Guzman 10, Garcia 7, I. Mendoza 6, Diego 4, Bugarin 4, Bautista 3, Pascua 1, J. Mendoza 0, Corilla 0, Neri 0.Quarters: 17-16, 40-37, 50-53, 75-73.center_img SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Ryan Costelo also had a hand in the victory, unfurling all but one of his 11 markers in the fourth quarter, on top of two dimes and two steals.Michael Calisaan still was able to top San Sebastian in scoring with 19 points and two rebounds despite being ejected at the 1:14 mark of the third quarter for incurring two unsportsmanlike fouls against Sidney Onwubere.RK Ilagan also went 3-of-5 from beyond the arc to wound up with 12 markers, five boards, and three assists.“The good thing about this is we’re hoping we could sustain this. We’re ok being 4-4 this year compared last year that we only got one win in the first round,” said Macaraya.Onwubere topped the skidding EAC (3-5) with 22 points, 14 rebounds, five assists, and five blocks, while Munsayac had 16 markers in the Generals’ third straight defeat.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LATEST STORIES Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village View comments For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.last_img read more

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Still the champ: Manny Pacquiao keeps welterweight title, outpoints Adrien Broner

first_imgSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. This was Pacquiao’s first defense of his WBA belt after he won the strap from Lucas Matthysse in July 2018 in Kuala Lumpur.Broner, meanwhile, has yet to win his first fight in three matches with his last victory coming in February 2017 against Adrian Granados via split decision after 10 rounds.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Pacquiao was the aggressor for most of the fight with Broner’s wide stance forcing him to rely on his jabs to create a considerable distance from the Filipino champion.Things went haywire in the seventh when Pacquiao showered Broner with flurries across three of the four corners but the challenger stopped all of those attacks when he continuously clinched until the end of the round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsPacquiao then picked his offense up in the ninth landing a left straight to the jaw of Broner who immediately back pedals to the corner where he, once again, clinched the champion to avoid punishment.Things eventually slowed down in the final round with Pacquiao content with using his jab for his attacks while Broner continued to be on the defensive. Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Manny Pacquiao celebrates his win against Adrien Broner in the WBA welterweight title boxing match Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)MANILA, Philippines—Manny Pacquiao retained his WBA World welterweight title after taking a unanimous decision win over Adrien Broner Sunday (Manila time) at MGM Grand Las Vegas.The judges scored the fight 117-111, 116-112, 116-112, awarding Pacquiao (61-7-2) his 61st win in 70 career professional fights.ADVERTISEMENT ROUND 12: Manny Pacquiao slows down in final round LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Glossary of the week

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Shields-Habazin called off after altercation at weigh-in

first_imgIt was supposed to be Shields’ first pro fight in her hometown of Flint. The two-time Olympic champion has won titles at the super middleweight level, and she unified the middleweight belts with a victory over previously unbeaten Christina Hammer in April. She took this fight at 154 pounds, trying to become a three-division champion.“I had to lose a lot of weight for this fight, because I cleaned out the division at 160,” Shields said earlier this week. “Every time I clean out the division, somebody else trying to tell me I’m not the greatest woman of all-time, and I love when they say that because, I want you to come show me I’m not the greatest woman of all-time.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSBecoming his own manHabazin (20-3) was supposed to make her U.S. debut, but now that won’t be happening this weekend.The Shields-Habazin fight was initially scheduled for Aug. 17, but it had to be postponed because of an injury to Shields. Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics The Showtime telecast is still set to include heavyweight Jermaine Franklin (19-0) of Saginaw, Michigan, against Pavel Sour (11-1) of the Czech Republic; and welterweight Jaron Ennis (23-0) of Philadelphia against Demian Daniel Fernandez (12-1) of Argentina.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ This jewelry designer is also an architect FILE – Claressa Shields spars with trainer John David Jackson during a training session, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, in Detroit. Shields will fight Croatian boxer Ivana Habazin for the vacant World Boxing Organization Junior Middleweight title in Flint, Mich., on Saturday night. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)FLINT, Mich. — Claressa Shields’ long-awaited fight in her hometown has been called off after her opponent’s trainer was injured in an altercation before the weigh-in.Shields was supposed to fight Ivana Habazin of Croatia on Saturday night, but that bout was called off after Habazin’s trainer was hospitalized after Friday’s incident. Salita Promotions said the remainder of the event would go on as scheduled, and Showtime would televise a two-fight card.ADVERTISEMENT Track and field: A world record, and a win for the home team Becoming his own man Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:24Senators weigh in on divorce bill in Philippines03:01Ex-Pacquiao rivals Érik Morales, Marco Barrera weigh in on Pacquiao-Thurman fight02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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Hope bullying us made you stronger, Stuart Binny’s wife Mayanti Langer slams trolls

first_imgMayanti Langer, famous Television presenter and wife of cricketer Stuart Binny, has hit back at the trollers for targetting her husband, who was smashed for five sixes against the West Indies in the first T20 international in Florida last week.Binny, who holds the record (6/4) for best bowling figures by an Indian in ODIs, gave away 32 runs in an over during the first T20 that India lost by one run. Centurion Evin Lewis hit five sixes in Binny’s over.Even though none of the Indian bowlers were spared that day, Binny too fell short on his luck. He came on to bowl the 11th over, but was blasted for sixes on his first five balls. He never came back to bowl again in that game and was dropped for the next T20, which was abandoned after the first innings due to rain and wet outfield.Following India’s last-ball defeat, Binny was slammed on social media.Stuart, son of former cricketer Roger Binny, married Mayanti in 2012. She wrote a strongly-worded post on Twitter.”Taunting me with suicide is shameful. Think of the families that suffer because of this tragedy and you have reduced their plight to a joke”pic.twitter.com/V8nOcje893 Mayanti Langer Binny (@MayantiLanger_B) September 1, 2016last_img read more

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Wantaway star Robert Lewandowski to stay at Bayern Munich: Coach Niko Kovac

first_imgBayern Munich manager Niko Kovac has reiterated that striker Robert Lewandowski, who wants to leave the club, will not be sold in the current transfer window.The Polish international has been Bayern’s top scorer in three of the last four seasons since joining the club in 2014 and has reached the 40-goal mark in each of the last three campaigns.His exploits have helped the club extend their domestic dominance, winning four German league titles in as many years but local media reports say Lewandowski, whose contract at Bayern runs until 2021, has been eager to find newer pastures.”There is nothing new with Robert. The status is that he will not leave the club because he’s our top striker. And certainly we don’t want to give him away and won’t give him away,” Kovac told Sky Sports.”It’s true that Robert is thinking about playing somewhere else. Naturally, one thing is what he wants, the other is what we want.”We are FC Bayern, we have a top striker. We certainly will not let ourselves be persuaded from the outside, that’s the way to do it. Robert has a contract… he will certainly stay here as long as possible.”Former Eintracht Frankfurt and Croatia manager Kovac also said that he does not expect the transfer situation to hinder Lewandowski in the upcoming campaign.”He is a professional and knows that he also has something to prove to himself and everyone else. He actually already knows this, but we will say it again, that he will also have to step on the gas,” Kovac added.advertisement”He also wants to score goals and be successful. Robert Lewandowski stands for success and goals and he will prove that in the future.”Bayern start their league campaign against Hoffenheim on August 24.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

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Former 5-Star Recruit Ruled Academically Ineligible For 2018 Season

first_imgA general view of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.LOS ANGELES – NOVEMBER 11: General view of action as the Oregon Ducks take on the USC Trojans on November 11, 2006 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. The Trojans defeated the Ducks 35-10. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)A former 5-star recruit will be forced to sit out for the duration of the 2018 college football season after being declared academically ineligible, according to a report from Adam Maya of Rivals.USC corner Jack Jones, who skipped the Trojans spring camp to work on his academics, will miss his junior season.Jones is a former elite recruit. According to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings, Jones was the No. 19 player in the country and No. 2 corner recruit from the 2016 class.BREAKING: USC CB Jack Jones academically ineligible for 2018 https://t.co/8fa86elXHT pic.twitter.com/4X17lpY24J— Adam Maya (@AdamJMaya) May 18, 2018During his sophomore season, Jones started for the Trojans and drew national acclaim as a third-team All-American via the Associated Press.Jones had already been suspended for the season opener against UNLV, but will miss the entire season as a result of today’s news.He had a team-high 4 interceptions during the 2017 season.last_img read more

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New Music Monday: Stars

first_img Why Are All These Celebrities Shotgunning Beers? Editors’ Recommendations Jonathan Van Ness on Pride, Smirnoff Moscow Mules, and Game of Thrones The Lazy Man’s Guide on How to Make Hard Apple Cider How to Buy a Suit: 6 Simple Tips to Keep in Mind Stars released their new album No One Is Lost on October 14th on ATO Records. The follow-up to 2012’s The North, No One Is Lost is comprised of 11 original songs and was produced by Stars and Liam O’Neil (Metric, The Stills).For No One Is Lost, Stars craved autonomy, and serendipitously inherited the Mile End rehearsal space last December above the now defunct, Royal Phoenix nightclub in Montreal. Stars built a functional studio out of the former space of then-disbanding Handsome Furs (and site of Arcade Fire’s first rehearsals); Mile End became a home away from home. Then the nightclub (and life) crept in, resulting in Stars’ most urgent record to date. Drummer Pat McGee explains, “The sub-bass throb coming from the club below our studio was undeniably and unavoidably influential. It motivated us to out-throb the throb.”“This record’s called No One Is Lost because that is a fucking lie,” says Torquil. “We are all lost, we are all going to lose this game and, as you get older, you lose people more and more. I just wanted to close my eyes and jump and hope that was true. Life is loss, love is loss. And loving people is about accepting that you’re going to have to say goodbye to them. And that’s why it’s fucking brave. That’s Stars ethos: this life is very heartbreaking and sad… so let’s get completely fucking arseholed and listen to some Dionne Warwick.”Download No One Is Lost on iTunes or Amazon!http://www.youarestars.com/home/ Nevada’s Train to Nowhere Promises Out-of-This-World Stargazinglast_img read more

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LOOK OPTIC: Cool Reading Glasses That Provide Clean Water

first_img Live Out Your Westworld Dreams at Casteel Creek Retreat Editors’ Recommendations Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App This Black Boathouse Is a Luxurious Retreat on a Small Island in Norway Get Acquainted With the Military-Approved Skincare Brand Bravo Sierra Glasses have gone from the accessory of nerds to something so trendy almost everyone wears them. It might have something to do with the fact that staring at screens all day everyday is terrible for our eyes so more people are in of need them and need them at earlier ages. Most companies are realizing that we want stylish, sophisticated frames– except, it seems, the makers of readers. LOOK OPTIC is changing all that by allowing you to look damn cool while reading, plus, they are partners with Charity:Water.Readers are cheap but as a result fantastically ugly. Still, for people who have trouble seeing small print (thanks, computers) but who don’t need a full prescription, this was the only option. LOOK OPTIC burst onto the scene with quality, stylish readers designed by industry veterans from places like Oliver Peoples.LOOK OPTIC’s pairs are a bit more than you’d pay at your drugstore ($68/pair) but they last longer: made of lightweight materials that will never leave a dent in your nose and Italian springs that adjust to your handsome face. These are glasses you’ll be excited to wear and careful about keeping. Interestingly, they look nothing like traditional, end-of-your-nose readers. These are traditional designs with a sophisticated, modern twist. Choose from colors like yellow, grey, or red or opt for black or tortoise shell. Plus, if you find you do need a prescription at some point (again, thank you computers), you can just pop out the lens and use your LOOK OPTIC frames for the prescription lenses from your doctor. They offer a generous one-year warranty and if you should ever lose the felt case they come in, LOOK OPTIC will send you a new one for just the cost of shipping!The company doesn’t just stop at making you look awesome while you read: they give 1% of their profits to Charity:Water, the non-profit started by former photojournalist Scott Harrison. Harrison saw firsthand the easily preventable, fatal results of contaminated water while working in Liberia. “I have known Scott [Harrison] for years,” LOOK OPTIC founder Andrew Leary says. “And have been to Africa with him a few years ago. …Knowing unsafe water is the number one cause of preventable blindness, it was an easy choice. We are donating $10 per sale for the first 1,000 online sales, as well as 1% of all profits. Charity: water is very unique as 100% of all donations go towards projects (they raise the admin separately) and projects can be tracked using Google Earth.”It’s easy to see LOOK OPTIC is a game changing company. This All-Black Cabin is Like a Pair of Binoculars Taking in the Canadian Wildernesslast_img read more

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Trial hears Quebec man stabbed his former partner beat stranger to death

first_imgSAINT-JEROME, Que. — The trial of a Quebec man accused of murdering his partner and killing another man for a getaway vehicle began Friday at a courthouse north of Montreal.Crown prosecutor Steve Baribeau told the jury Ugo Fredette couldn’t accept the end of his relationship with Veronique Barbe, 41, so the accused allegedly stabbed her 17 times, in front of a child. Baribeau claims Fredette then fled with the child and while on the lam, allegedly murdered another man before stealing his car.None of the Crown’s allegations have been proven in court.Fredette, 43, was arrested Sept. 15, 2017, in Ontario. He was reportedly spotted by citizens across Quebec during his alleged run from authorities. Barbe was found dead Sept. 14, 2017, at her home in St-Eustache, Que., northwest of Montreal.The Crown will call 25 witnesses, including a neighbour who allegedly saw part of the attack on Barbe. A child is also expected to testify via video conference.Baribeau told jurors Fredette and Barbe had been in a relationship since 2009, but things weren’t going well in the months leading up to her death. The Crown is also planning to call the couple’s therapist to the witness stand.“Pay attention to that testimony,” Baribeau said. “Pay attention to what happened in the preceding days.”The Crown also alleges Fredette murdered a 71-year-old man named Yvon Lacasse after the two met at a highway rest area near the town of Lachute, Que., about 70 kilometres northwest of Montreal.Fredette allegedly severely beat the man, killing him, and then disposed of the body in a nearby wooded area.The accused is facing two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Barbe and Lacasse. Fredette on Friday pleaded not guilty.Superior Court Justice Myriam Lachance told jurors at the St-Jerome courthouse Fredette is innocent until proven guilty. The accused was present in court, handcuffed and wearing glasses and dark clothing. He took notes during the proceedings.Fredette’s lawyer, Louis-Alexandre Martin, did not address jurors Friday.Stephanie Marin, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Prince Harry Reveals His Shame On World AIDS Day

first_imgPrince Harry has revealed his shame – and a host of other celebrities have joined him.Video: #feelnoshame Prince HarryPrince Harry has helped launched the #FeelNoShame campaign for his charity, Sentebale. In support of children in Lesotho who feel too ashamed to tell anyone they have HIV, this World AIDS Day is a day that no one feels any shame about their secrets.The campaign is asking people to reveal their secrets to help raise awareness of the stigma attached to HIV in Lesotho, where more than 37,000 children are HIV positive.“Today, World AIDS Day, my secret is, believe it or not, I get incredibly nervous before public speaking, no matter how big the crowd or the audience,” said Prince Harry in his video. “Despite the fact that I laugh and joke all the time, I get incredibly nervous, if not anxious, actually, before going into rooms full of people when I’m wearing a suit. Now that I’ve confessed that, I’ll probably be even more worried that people are looking at me. But, thank you very much for everyone who’s taken part, and I must encourage as many people to get involved as possible.”Other stars to take part in the campaign include Nicole Scherzinger, Paloma Faith, Joss Stone, Charley Boorman, Jools Holland, Antony Cotton, and more.Sentebale’s aim is to transform the lives of Lesotho’s orphans and vulnerable children. Founded by Prince Harry, and Lesotho’s Prince Seeiso, Sentebale works with grass roots community organisations to deliver long term help and support.To find out how you can join the campaign, click here.last_img read more

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Last of Vietnamese boat people in Malaysia returns home UN agency reports

Since 1975, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has helped resettle some 240,000 Vietnamese refugees from Malaysia to third countries, while some 9,000 others opted to return to Viet Nam.“The voluntary repatriation of the last Vietnamese refugee from the boat people period marks the end of an important chapter in the history of refugees in Malaysia,” UNHCR Representative in Malaysia Volker Türk said. “It also shows that a permanent solution can be found for a refugee situation.”Doan Van Viet, 43, left Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Sunday with his fiancée, expressing happiness to return and looking forward to starting a new life. “I want to go home to legally marry her,” he said, smiling at the Vietnamese woman he met in Malaysia after she arrived there as an illegal migrant in 2003. “Going back also enables me to be close to my family whom I have not met since I left home.”Doan’s life in Malaysia began in 1984 when the boat he travelled in washed up on the shores of Pulau Bidong, off the coast of Terengganu in Malaysia. He was 22 then, having fled his home in Chau Thanh in Dong Nai with his brother several days before.“Life was very hard for us back home,” he said. “We were always harassed by the authorities. I was imprisoned for seven months because the authorities suspected that I was arranging illegal departures for people. When I was released, I was scared for my life and I left with my brother.”In the refugee camp on Pulau Bidong, he took classes to learn English and auto mechanic skills. When the camp closed in 1990, he moved to Sungai Bes, which closed in 1996. Since then, he had to blend in to local Malaysian life outside the camp.The first boat people came to Malaysia in May 1975, with the arrival of a weather-beaten boat, carrying 47 people from Vietnam, precursors of hundreds of thousands of Indo-Chinese refugees who fled to neighbouring countries in the successive communist victories in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. read more

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Latest water samples from oilspill river show one is higher than guidelines

SASKATOON – The latest round of tests after an oil spill in the North Saskatchewan River has found one sample contained hydrocarbons that exceeded drinking-water standards.Patrick Boyle with the Saskatchewan Water Security Agency says 55 samples were taken.He says hydrocarbons are attaching to the sediment in the river and water treatment plants will be able to remove them.Boyle says 22 of the samples exceeded the limits for protection of aquatic life, which is two more than were reported on Sept. 9.Up to 250,000 litres of oil mixed with a lighter hydrocarbon leaked into the river from a Husky Energy (TSE:HSE) pipeline near Maidstone, Sask., in July.The agency said last week that the cities of North Battleford, Prince Albert and Melfort could resume taking water from the river.The cities had to shut off their intakes and find alternate water sources after the oil plume moved downstream.Almost 150 animals were found dead, mostly fish and small mammals.It’s still not clear what caused the spill. The government has said a full investigation is expected to conclude next month.(CJWW) by The Canadian Press Posted Sep 22, 2016 2:55 pm MDT Last Updated Sep 22, 2016 at 4:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Latest water samples from oil-spill river show one is higher than guidelines read more

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Big Ten Preview Nebraska Cornhuskers

first_imgLocation: Lincoln, Nebraska2018 record: 4-8Head coach: Scott Frost (second year, 7-9)2019 record so far: 3-1Record against Ohio State since 2010: 1-4What’s happened so far in 2019:Coming off a losing season under first-year head coach Scott Frost, Nebraska started the season with a 35-21 home win against South Alabama. It dropped its next game against nonconference rival Colorado 34-31 in overtime. Nebraska followed its first loss with a 44-8 win over Northern Illinois and a 42-38 win against Illinois after trailing 35-21 in the second half.Key offensive player:Sophomore quarterback Adrian Martinez is the engine of the Cornhusker offense and has proven to be a threat both through the air and on the ground in 2019. He has 10 total touchdowns and leads the Big Ten in both passing yards per game with 263.3 and total offense per game with 321.8. In Nebraska’s loss to Colorado, Martinez completed his first nine passes and scored a touchdown on the ground, but went seven for his next 17 and was sacked six times. When he is truly acting as a dual-threat quarterback and can complete multiple passes in a row, Martinez and Nebraska’s offense can put up points in a hurry, as evidenced by its Big Ten fifth-best 38 points per game.Key defensive player:Redshirt senior linebacker and team captain Mohamed Barry leads Nebraska with 33 tackles, which is tied for No. 5 in the Big Ten. Barry tied his career-best with 12 tackles against South Alabama and hit double-digit tackles again against Northern Illinois. He registered his first sack of 2019 and the third of his career against Colorado. Barry has cemented himself as one of the best linebackers in the Big Ten, and will be a major cog in the middle of a Nebraska defense that hasn’t allowed a running back to gain more than 50 yards rushing in three of its first four games. Weaknesses:Nebraska has struggled at stopping the pass in 2019. The team allowed an average of 240 passing yards per game through Week 4, and in its first game against a Power Five opponent, it allowed two long passing touchdowns to Colorado. The team has a propensity to give up big plays against major conference opponents. Under Frost and a young quarterback, the team also struggles to find ways to win in tough environments. Last season, Nebraska had zero wins on the road, and in its first trip away from Lincoln in 2019, the Cornhuskers blew a 17-0 lead to Colorado. While still learning to win high-stakes games, Nebraska puts pressure on Martinez to stand out in all areas of the game. Combined with an average defense, Nebraska relies too heavily on its offense to win games.last_img read more

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UKs summer heatwave 30 times more likely because of climate change

Climate change made this year’s summer heatwave around 30 times more likely than it would be under natural conditions, the Met Office has said.This summer was the equal warmest in a series dating back to 1910, along with 2006, 2003 and 1976, with temperatures reaching a peak on July 27 when 35.6C (96F) was recorded at Felsham, Suffolk.New analysis from the Met Office has found that the record-breaking summer temperatures were about 30 times more likely as a result of climate change caused by human activities.The UK now has around a 12% chance of summer average temperatures being as high as they were in 2018, whereas they would have less than 0.5% chance of happening in a “natural” climate, the Met Office said.The study comes after climate projections published last week in which the Met Office said that, by mid century, there will be a 50% chance of summers as hot as 2018’s heatwave, making the sweltering conditions the norm.Soaring summer temperatures and dry weather this year hit crops and livestock, affected water supplies, transport networks, people’s health and the natural environment, and led to numerous wildfires. Professor Peter Stott, from the Met Office and University of Exeter, said: “Our provisional study compared computer models based on today’s climate with those of the natural climate we would have had without human-induced emissions. The Met Office is announcing the findings at the UN climate talks in Poland, where countries are meeting to finalise the rules of how the Paris Agreement on tackling global warming will work and to build momentum towards increasing ambition on efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions.Greenpeace UK executive director John Sauven said: “The link between climate change and extreme weather like the heatwave that scorched the UK last summer is getting stronger.”It used to be a fingerprint, it now looks more like a smoking gun. If we stay on the current course, we know the kind of world we’re heading towards: more floods, heatwaves, droughts, and rising sea levels.”He said the window of opportunity to avoid dangerous climate change was “still open, but only just”, and called on political leaders to take action, including replacing fossil fuels with renewables, cutting emissions from homes and cars, and halting destruction of the rainforests. Firefighters tackle the wildfire on Saddleworth Moor, June 2018 Firefighters tackle the wildfire on Saddleworth Moor, June 2018Credit: Danny Lawson/PA “We find that the intensity of this summer’s heatwave is around 30 times more likely than would have been the case without climate change.”And he said: “This rapidly increasing chance results from the increase in concentrations of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.”Carbon dioxide concentrations reached 405.5 parts per million (ppm) in the atmosphere in 2017, about 146% of levels seen in the pre-industrial era when concentrations of the gas which warms the climate were around 280 ppm. 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. read more

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Date set for Pistorius bail appeal in South African court

first_imgSOUTH AFRICAN OLYMPIC and Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius, who is accused of murdering his girlfriend, will approach South Africa’s High Court next week to appeal his stringent bail conditions, prosecutors said Friday.“The date for the hearing has been set down for March 28,” said Bulelwa Makeke, the spokeswoman for the National Prosecuting Authority.The bail conditions imposed on February 22 include the surrender of his passport, making it impossible for Pistorius to travel outside the country, and mandatory drug and alcohol tests.He was also banned from talking to residents of his upmarket gated community in Pretoria, where he shot his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day.The 26-year-old, who became the first double amputee to compete against able-bodied athletes in the Olympic Games last year in London, is currently out on bail of one million rand ($107,000, 83,000 euros).He has denied a charge that the murder was premeditated, insisting that he repeatedly shot at Steenkamp through a locked bathroom door having mistaken her for a burglar.His arrest and bail hearing made world headlines, forcing him to withdraw from all competitions.Several local and international sponsors have also cancelled deals with the athlete.- © AFP, 2013Jennifer Capriati faces charges for attacking ex-boyfriend>Remember Jerry Kiernan’s anti-GAA rant? Here’s more of the same — from 1988>last_img read more

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Ditsas design makes final four of Miss Universe contest

first_imgChristopher Ditsas has never entered a competition of such enormity. Having found himself within the top-four finalists – out of several hundred applicants – for the Elucent Skincare National Costume Competition, if he’s successful, Ditsas’ dress will represent Australia at the Miss Universe pageant in December. The Sydney-based designer first heard about the competition on Channel 7’s Sunrise program, and thought it would be a good chance to reinvigorate a career in design that he “put on the back-burner” following the global financial crisis of 2007-8. The competition criteria required an element of Australian culture or imagery, which he believes his design encapsulates.“I was trying to think of what represents the Australian landscape, and I literally thought of a tin shed, a tin roof, corrugated iron in the outback and Australian native blooms, which are very specific to our country. I put the two different things together into a design and tried to make things look interesting,” Ditsas told Neos Kosmos. The one-man project involved Ditsas sketching the design, making the pattern, pleating and sowing the fabric and then placing the Australian inspired flora on the back of the dress.If successful, Ditsas will be notified by competition organisers on October 3, when voting closes on Sunrise’s website. He will have to prepare himself for an official costume launch at Sydney’s Hyde Park three days later.When asked about his chances of going all the way, Ditsas is very measured.“I guess it’s mixed feelings – pride of course for being selected and confidence in the design because it’s something I believe in. But then also you need to have a few reservations because what the other girls did is fairly cool as well, so I guess when it comes down to a vote you really don’t know.”Voting for a dress that will represent Australia at the Miss Universe pageant in December closes at 10.00 pm AEST on 3 October 2014. To vote, visit https://au.tv.yahoo.com/sunrise/competitions/miss-universe-face-of-austr… Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Bahamas Govt not using PLPs energy reform proposal

first_img TOWN HALL MEETING –ENERGY SECTOR LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY FRAMEWORK REFORM Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 5th 2017 – Nassau – The government will not be going forward with the PLP’s energy reform proposal. This is according to Minister of Works, Desmond Bannister who explained that proposal submitted by the New Fortress Energy will have to join the line just as everyone else.Bannister said that the Christie-administration’s energy reform process was not transparent enough and as a result, the government is now looking into new requests. No deal was actually made by the former administration either, only some recommendations were given by an energy committee leading up to the general election.All potential bidders, including New Fortress, offering solutions to the Bahamas’ energy issues, will soon be be invited to partake in a new Request for Proposal (RFP) exercise, lead by the new Bahamas Power and Light Board.Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcher#MagneticMediaNews Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews, energylast_img read more

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Bradley Cooper broke with Irina Shayk for this shocking reason

first_imgBradley Cooper (R) and his partner Russian model Irina ShaykGetty imagesBradley Cooper and Irina Shayk have officially split after four years of dating. Things were not going too good between them for a long time and there were debunked reports in the past that Cooper’s closeness with Lady Gaga might have accelerated the process.As per a latest report by People, the 44-year-old Cooper has officially split with his 33-year-old girlfriend Shayk. The couple has decided to end their relationship and is currently working out as to how they both are going to share the custody of their two years old daughter Lea De Seine.As of now, Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk’s representatives have not released any official statement about the split. But the separation has come as a shock for everyone who was rooting for them to get married by the year-end.As earlier reported, Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk were having some difficulties in their relationship. An alleged insider even stated that their four-year-long relationship is hanging by a thread.Many are assuming that the reason behind Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk is reportedly Lady Gaga. However, as we have mentioned a couple of times in the past, nothing is going on between Gaga and Cooper. These two acted in a movie together, which made millions to think that they both might get together in real life as well. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in A Star is BornLady Gaga (@ladygaga/Instagram)Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s intimate performance of “Shallow” from their Academy Award-nominee movie at the 91st Oscars was the talk of the town for several weeks. The duo performed magically on the stage and there were several moments where onlookers speculated that these two will stop singing and will start kissing each other. But as Lady Gaga already stated in the past that they are actors and they were doing nothing but acting on the stage.Meanwhile, Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk have maintained a very private relationship. Back in February, the acclaimed model said in one of her interviews that she prefers to keep her romance out of the spotlight of paparazzi and media.”I just decided my personal life will be quiet. That’s why it’s called personal, because it’s something for you and your family, and I feel happy with it,” she said back then.As of now, the reason behind the split is not revealed to the media but fans are still hoping that Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk will work out their differences and get back together for the sake of their young daughter.last_img read more

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Woman in serious condition after Puerto Morelos collision

first_imgPuerto Morelos, Q.R. — A young woman was the sole passenger in a vehicle that crashed under the pedestrian bridge at Puerto Morelos. The crash was reported under the bridge of the Villas Morelos II subdivision along federal highway 307. The vehicle suffered extensive damage after colliding and then overturning onto its side. Police and medical personnel arrived at the accident to find the sole occupant unconscious and suspended from her car. She was rushed to hospital in serious condition. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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