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Fernandez enjoys coaching players from other schools in NCAA All-Star

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ “I’m surprised of the three San Sebastian players. They can play and they just play. The same goes with St. Benilde. They really enjoyed their time even if they came from different schools,” he said, praising the attitude of San Sebastian’s Ian Valdez, Kevin Baytan, and Alvin Baetiong, as well as St. Benilde’s JJ Domingo, Edward Dixon, and Gerard Castor.With the midseason festivities now done with, Fernandez’ focus is back in the second round as San Beda returns to action against St. Benilde.“We know the second round will come on Tuesday. We’re enjoying this now and tomorrow, we’ll already focus on the second round,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Coach Boyet Fernandez. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSan Beda coach Boyet Fernandez isn’t putting too much thought his victory over Topex Robinson when his Saints prevailed over the Heroes, 84-80, in the 2017 NCAA All-Star Game on Friday.“It’s a different situation. Even though Topex is coaching the other team, it’s still an All-Star game and we’re just enjoying today’s game. It’s for the fans and the students of the member schools of the NCAA,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Fernandez was finally able to get one against Robinson, as the Saints team, made up of stars from San Beda, Letran, San Sebastian, Perpetual, and St. Benilde, escaped the late rally from the Heroes crew, comprised of standouts from Lyceum, JRU, EAC, Arellano, and Mapua.The Red Lion mentor  the rare chance to have players like Rey Nambatac, Bong Quinto, and eventual All-Star MVP Prince Eze in his team.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“They’re really good. You know them when you’re facing against them, but once you coach them, you can really see their basketball IQ,” he said.Fernandez was also caught by surprise with how the unheralded players from the Golden Stags and the Blazers worked hard in practice. 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 Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side MOST READ View comments PBA: Globalport stuns TNT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img read more

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Mark Boucher retires from international cricket

first_imgSouth Africa wicketkeeper Mark Boucher has been forced to retire from international cricket because of an eye injury.In a statement read out by South Africa captain Graeme Smith on Tuesday, Boucher said the severity of the injury he suffered in a tour game against Somerset had ended his Test career.Boucher, who no longer plays international limited-overs cricket, would have reached 150 Test appearances in the three-match series against England that was also expected to be his farewell tour.Boucher sustained a ruptured left eyeball when he was struck by a bail standing up to the stumps to legspinner Imran Tahir on Monday.He underwent surgery for nearly three hours to repair the damage, but Cricket South Africa (CAS) said the long-term prognosis for Boucher was “unclear.”last_img read more

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FIFA World Cup kicks off with grand opening ceremony

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Back From Injury, Aspas Shows Why He’s Celta’s Hometown Hero

first_imgBARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Overwhelmed with emotion after leading his boyhood club to a desperately needed victory, Celta Vigo striker Iago Aspas couldn’t hold back the tears.Aspas wept for joy — and relief— after scoring two second-half goals to help overturn a 2-0 deficit and beat relegation rival Villarreal 3-2 on Saturday in his first full match in more than three months.“We don’t deserve the fans we have,” said Aspas, who received a standing ovation from supporters at Balaidos Stadium as he left the field late in the game.Once on the bench with a coat over his shoulders, he let flow and had to be comforted by his teammates.It was a signature display of communion between the player and the club’s fans.Lionel Messi is hands down the best player in Spain— and beyond — and his 31 league goals have Barcelona on course to defend its domestic crown.But Messi also has a star-studded supporting cast that can get wins without him — such as the 5-1 thrashing of Real Madrid earlier this season when the Argentine playmaker was unavailable due to injury.Celta, on the other hand, was a shell of team without its leader.With Aspas scoring 10 goals through the first 17 rounds this season, Celta had lost just six times.Then he injured a muscle in his right leg in a 2-0 loss at Barcelona in late December. Without him, Celta lost nine of 11 league games and plummeted in the standings. Aspas tried to come back in February when he played as a substitute against Getafe, but he re-injured his leg while warming up before the following game against Levante.Back in the starting lineup for the first time since Dec. 22, Aspas watched as his team conceded twice in the first 15 minutes to Villarreal.But Aspas sparked the rally five minutes after halftime when he bent a left-foot free kick over the wall.After Maxi Gomez used a header to pull Celta level in the 71st, Aspas set the winner up after he played Brais Mendez clear in the box where he was fouled by Victor Ruiz. Aspas culminated the fightback with four minutes remaining when he rolled his penalty kick just inside the post while goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo went the other way.“It is clear that (Aspas) is an important player, he is our best player,” Celta coach Fran Escriba said.The praise was well deserved.Except for a disappointing season at Liverpool in 2013-14 and a subsequent campaign on loan at Sevilla, the 31-year-old Aspas has played his entire career for Celta on Spain’s northwest coast.He has been the top Spanish scorer in the league for the past two seasons. His 22 league goals last season earned him a spot on Spain’s World Cup squad.If Celta avoids relegation this season, its supporters can point to Aspas’ performance against one of its direct rivals. A loss would have left Celta seven points behind Villarreal, which is the last team clinging to safety. Instead, the win left Celta one point behind Villarreal with nine rounds left.With the title race apparently over, the real drama is now at the bottom of the standings. Celta visits last-placed Huesca midweek, while Villarreal has to face Barcelona.“This is the turning point that we needed,” Aspas said, “now we have our fate in our hands.”TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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GrammaTech integrates static analysis engine Julia into CodeSonar

first_img Continue Reading Previous Kontron speeds autonomous defense designsNext Lattice expands sensAI stack with optimized solutions for always-on, on-device AI Software teams that build safety and security critical systems using Java, C#, or Android can now benefit from high recall, high precision, advanced static analysis. GrammaTech announces support for these platforms thanks to the integration of the advanced static analysis engine Julia from JuliaSoft into GrammaTech CodeSonar.Today’s software projects are utilizing more and more languages. An IOT device may use C/C++ for the safety critical programmable logic control, while it uses Java to provide a flexible user interface. A medical device may use C inside a pacemaker or an infusion pump, but use C# or Android to provide a familiar user interface to end-users on top of mobile devices.Integrating Julia into CodeSonar provides high recall, high precision, advanced static analysis of multiple languages into a single user interface complete with team collaboration and visualization tools, making it easy for software development teams to deliver better software faster all the while reducing cyber security risk. When implemented early in the software development lifecycle (SDLC), CodeSonar can save teams time, money, and reputation by finding more bugs in the source code early.In addition to JuliaSoft’s language support set to go live in Q4 2018, CodeSonar supports C/C++, as well as x86, x64, and ARM machine code.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software last_img read more

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Uttarakhand CM visits sets of Mahesh Babu’s film MB 25

first_imgMahesh Babu and director Vamsi Paidipally are busy shooting for their upcoming film, tentatively titled MB 25, in Dehradun. And during the shooting, they had a very important guest – Trivendra Singh Rawat, the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand.The Chief Minister took some time out of his busy schedule to visit the sets of the Telugu film. The pictures from their meeting have gone viral on social media.Mahesh Babu was in a checked casual shirt, sporting a cap (an attempt to hide his look?). The actor and CM Trivendra Singh Rawat chatted for a few minutes, say reports.More Pics of Superstar @urstrulyMahesh with #Uttarakhand CM #TrivendraSinghRavath at location of #SSMB25 @hegdepooja @directorvamshi@VyjayanthiFilms @SVC_official#Mahesh25Begins pic.twitter.com/BOt5Rx0LqqBARaju (@baraju_SuperHit) June 18, 2018The film stars Pooja Hegde of Mohenjo Daro fame in the female lead. Allari Naresh, who is known for his wit and comedy dramas, is also part of the upcoming film. MB 25 is bankrolled by Aswini Dutt and Dil Raju.Mahesh Babu’s last box-office outing was the Koratala Siva-directed Bharat Ane Nenu, in which the actor was seen as the Chief Minister of undivided Andhra Pradesh.Meanwhile, Prince of Tollywood is reportedly collaborating with Arjun Reddy director Sandeep Reddy Vanga for a film.ALSO READ: Mahesh Babu is not looking for a Bollywood break, says wife Namrata ShirodkarALSO WATCH | I’ve disappointed my fans twice, says actor Mahesh Babulast_img read more

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7 first-timers, 2 World Cup-winners in India’s World Cup 2019 squad

first_imgMS Dhoni and Virat Kohli are the only 2 surviving members of India’s 2011 World Cup-winning squad in the team for the 2019 World Cup which was named on Monday in Mumbai. MSK Prasad’s selection committee named a 15-man squad which will travel to England under Virat Kohli.There were no surprises in the squad. Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Shami picked themselves.The debate would have centred around the other four.KL Rahul was picked as back-up opener while Vijray Shankar found a place as a batsman who could bowl. He is likely to start in the playing XI while Kedar Jadhav has had a major impact as a middle-order batsman and a partnership breaker with his part-time off-spin.The main talking point leading up to the selection meeting was Rishabh Pant vs Dinesh Karthik? Should the selectors have gone for a wicketkeeper batsman who is being seen as a possible successor to MS Dhoni? At the end, what really tilted the scales in favour of Dinesh Karthik?MSK Prasad said Pant was unlucly to miss out and Karthik’s ability to deal with pressure situations won him a berth. Rishabh Pant is only 21 and he will get many more opportunities to show he deserves a World Cup berth in four years’ time.But this is a good mix of players in the Indian team.MS Dhoni had led India to World Cup glory in 2011 and Virat Kohli had impressed as an up and coming player with crucial knocks in the opening game against Bangladesh and in the final against Sri Lanka. Dhoni led India to the semifinals of the 2015 World Cup and even though he stepped down as captain 2 years ago, his experience and wisdom will be key for Virat Kohli.advertisementThen there are others in the side who played the 2015 World Cup. Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma and Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ravindra Jadeja were all part of the World Cup squad four years ago in Australia and New Zealand.Dinesh Karthik had played the 2007 World Cup in West Indies when India crashed out of the group stages.That leaves as many as 7 first-timers in the Indian team for the 2019 World Cup. Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya and Kedar Jadav are among the 7 players who will be playing the World Cup for the first time (Photo: @vijayshankar260)KL RahulHe returned to the Indian team after a stunning IPL season for Kings XI Punjab in 2018 but lost his way soon. Rahul hit 2 hundreds in England in the first T20I and the last Test but lost his way thereafter. After being dropped from the Test team following a string of poor scores in Australia, KL Rahul was primed to play the 3-match ODIs when the Koffee with Karan storm threatened to rock his career.However, KL Rahul returned to the Indian team for the home series against Australia and did well in both the T20Is. He has since been in good form for KXIP in the 2019 IPL and was an automatic selection as back-up opener behind Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma.Vijay ShankarHe had a horror intiation into the Indian team. In the Nidahas Trophy final against Bangladesh, Vijay Shankar failed to put bat to ball in a tense chase before Dinesh Karthik bailed the team out with a stunning assault. A year later, Vijay Shankar flew out to Australia as replacement for Hardik Pandya who was banned in the aftermath of the Koffee with Karan controversy.Always a special feel to wear this jersey ! #BleedBlue #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/V6JCaHx8rYVijay Shankar (@vijayshankar260) March 6, 2019Vijay Shankar was solid without being outstanding and grabbed his chances as a batsman who could bowl. MSK Prasad said his 3-dimension skills – batting, bowling and fielding – helped him pip Ambati Rayudu in the final squad for the World Cup.Watch: Vijay Shankar reacts after World Cup 2019 selectionKedar JadhavNo surprises here. Kedar Jadhav has been a solid middle-order batsman and his part-time off spin has broken several threatening partnerships. He may not get to bowl as much in England but if the pitches are dry, Jadhav can be called upon to deliver with his slingy actionHappy birthday to India all-rounder @JadhavKedar!Will he be a key part of their side at #CWC19? pic.twitter.com/QsdVSuJsg3ICC (@ICC) March 26, 2019Hardik PandyaHe had every reason to be worried about his immediate future after his sexist comments on Koffee with Karan. But once the suspension was lifted, he went to New Zealand and made a strong impact. The only thing the selectors wanted to see about Pandya was his fitness: in the course of the 2019 IPL for Mumbai Indians, it was clear Hardik Pandya is fit, strong and raring to go.advertisementGearing up for the @IPL season with @mipaltan. pic.twitter.com/nfdH2s3h6Vhardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) March 13, 2019Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep YadavNo surprises there either. After the Champions Trophy in England 2 years ago, India’s focus shifted to wrist spin. R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja were phased out and both Chahal and Kuldeep showed they could be trusted do to the job. The two leg-spinners had a great time in South Africa where India won the ODI series 5-1.@RCBTweets pic.twitter.com/qvyri8FGJJYuzvendra Chahal (@yuzi_chahal) March 19, 2019Jasprit BumrahIndia’s greatest strength in the bowling department. Jasprit Bumrah’s selection in the World Cup squad was a no-brainer. He was spotted by John Wright when he was out on a talent scouting mission for Mumbai Indians a few years ago. Today, Bumrah is the No.1 ODI bowler in the world and is reliable with both new and old ball.Back in MI colours pic.twitter.com/RD1bChXPOlJasprit bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) March 21, 2019Also Read | India World Cup squad announcement: No.4 slot set to dominate selection meetingAlso Read | India team for World Cup is well-balanced, we have covered all bases: MSK PrasadAlso Read | ICC World Cup 2019 Indian Squad Announcement Live Streaming: When and Where to Watch team announcementAlso Watch | KKR head coach Jacques Kallis explains why he is in awe of Andre Russellast_img read more

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England set new ODI record, thrash Pakistan 4-0 ahead of World Cup 2019

first_imgEngland have sent a warning signal to their World Cup opponents by completing a 4-0 sweep of Pakistan in a five-match ODI series. The World Cup 2019 hosts thrashed Pakistan by 54 runs in the 5th ODI on Sunday in Leeds.During the course of another dominant win, England also set a new ODI record by becoming the 1st team to score 4 340-plus totals on the trot. Pakistan had the opportunity to equal the record during their chase of 352 but Sarfraz Ahmed’s men were bundled out for 297 in 46.5 overs.England vs Pakistan, 5th ODI: HighlightsEngland, who were knocked out in the group stages of the 2015 World Cup, have transformed into powerhouses of ODI cricket and Eoin Morgan’s men are firm favourites to win the upcoming edition of the quadrennial tournament, starting May 30 in the United Kingdom.Since 2018, England have 24 ODIs, 2 more than nearest-rivals and World Cup title contenders India. AP PhotoEngland have been demolishing opposition attacks with their batting might which is going to be key to their chances of winning their first-ever 50-over world title. Since 2018, England have posted 300-plus totals 11 times while nearest-rivals Australia have managed 8. India are 5th on the list with 5 300-plus scores since 2018.On Sunday, England won the toss and opted to bat against Pakistan. The hosts openers James Vince (33) and Jonny Bairstow (32) got starts but weren’t able to convert them into big knocks.However, captain Eoin Morgan and Joe Root combined to add 117-run stand during which England looked on course to post a 400-plus total. Pakistan managed to claw back into the game as they removed both Morgan and Root before they got to 3-figure scores.advertisementImad Wasim then pegged England back further picking up the wickets of Ben Stokes and Moeen Ali in the same over. Nonetheless, England managed to post an above-par score of 351 for 9 in 50 overs.Woakes star with 5-wicket haulIn reply, Sarfraz Ahmed (97 off 80 balls) and Babar Azam (80 off 83 balls) fought valiant battles but it wasn’t enough as Pakistan were jolted by Chris Woakes’ five-wicket haul.Got him!!Five wickets for @chriswoakesWe need one more…Clips from Headingley:https://t.co/0VhYlHMdZw#EngvPak pic.twitter.com/gsc6tQ6RsrEngland Cricket (@englandcricket) May 19, 2019England managed to box out Pakistan with their batting might throughout the series. England had chased down 340-plus totals in the 3rd and 4th ODIs earlier this week with relative ease after they defended a 374-run target in the 2nd ODI on May 11.Jason Roy, who had hit a series-sealing ton in the 4th ODI, top-scored for England in the series with 277 runs from 3 matches.Also Read | World Cup 2019: No rest days for Hardik Pandya as India all-rounder sweats it out at the gymAlso Read | World Cup 2019: 5 pacers likely to make a huge impact in EnglandAlso See:last_img read more

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Premier Expresses Condolences on the Passing of Irving Schwartz

first_imgPremier Darrell Dexter expressed his condolences to the friends and family of Irving Schwartz, who passed away today, Sept. 18, in Sydney. “Irving Schwartz was not only a remarkable business man, his legacy as a community leader and philanthropist will be the achievements for which he is most remembered,” said Premier Dexter. “I was deeply saddened to learn of his death.” Deputy Premier Frank Corbett also expressed his sadness at the passing of Mr. Schwartz. “Cape Breton was very fortunate to have a leader like Irving Schwartz,” said Mr. Corbett.” His passion for life, family and community will be sorely missed.”last_img read more

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GMR Infrastructure crashes to 234125 crore Q4 loss

first_imgHyderabad: GMR Infrastructure suffered Rs 2341.25 crore loss on consolidated basis during the quarter ended March 31, owing to impairment losses of some of the power assets, the infra major said in a filing with bourses Thursday. The company reported Rs 4.81 crore profit after tax during the same quarter in FY18. Consolidated total income stood at Rs 2293.63 crore during the quarter under discussion against Rs 2234.88 crore in the same quarter in FY18, it said. Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documentsGMR booked an impairment loss of Rs 1,242.72 crore in the value of Group’s investment in GMR Energy Ltd and its subsidiaries/joint ventures , while it has accounted Rs 969.58 crore as impairment loss for GMR Chhattisgarh Energy Ltd an associate of the Group, total Rs 2212.30 crore. GMR Chhattisgarh Energy Limited (‘GCEL’) is engaged in development and operation of 2 X 685 MW coal based power project and had declared commercial operations of Unit I on November 1, 2015 and Unit II on March 31, 2016 of its 1,370 MW coal based thermal power plant at Raipur district Chhattisgarh. GCEL docs not have any long-term PP currently and has been incurring losses since the commencement of its commercial operations and has accumulated losses of Rs 4,228.51 crore as on March 31, 2019. GMR’s Airport segment reported Rs 1357.44 crore revenues with Rs 271.02 profit in Q4FY19. It garnered against Rs 1215.06 crore revenues in Q4FY18 with Rs 1,215.06 profit.last_img read more

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Nadal Federer Djokovic remain ones to beat at US Open

first_imgNew York: While a host of young rivals hope to disrupt the dominance of the “Big Three” in men’s tennis, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer remain the US Open favorites. The year’s final Grand Slam showdown starts Monday on the Flushing Meadows hardcourts with top-ranked Djokovic, 20-time Grand Slam champion Federer and Spanish superstar Nadal having combined to win the past 11 Grand Slam titles. Federer, 38, doesn’t see a problem with the dominance by the sport’s elder statesmen, who together own 54 of the past 65 Slam titles. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh “I don’t think it’s a problem, per se,” Federer said. “Now that Novak, Rafa and me are healthy again, Andy (Murray) also slowly coming back again, has made it much harder for young guys to come through. “They are definitely knocking on the door big-time now. I think that’s very encouraging for those who want to see somebody else win. I think also Novak’s domination, Rafa’s domination is also not normal for the game of tennis. “I think there’s going to be chances moving forward, but it’s not surprising with the type of tennis they’ve been playing in recent years.” Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later Third-seeded Federer also throws in a chance for Swiss compatriot Stan Wawrinka, who like Britain’s injured Murray has won three Slam crowns during the “Big Three” reign, but figures a familiar face will be lifting the US Open trophy. “Yeah, it seems like the same guys are the favorites again this time around,” Federer said. “It will be a surprise if anybody else won.” Defending champion Djokovic, seeking a 17th career Grand Slam title, has won four of the past five Slams, denied only by Nadal’s French Open win in June. The 32-year-old Serbian says he has adjusted to the extra pressure of defending over the years. “It’s a paramount challenge to defend a Grand Slam title,” he said. “These are the tournaments you want to win the most. This is where you want to shine.” Nadal, 33, has made an impressive run with titles at Rome, the French Open and Montreal and a Wimbledon semi-final loss to Federer. “Arrive to the big events with good feelings helps,” Nadal said. “Positive feeling, positive memory on my mind. That helps for the confidence. “For the moment I am feeling well. I am practicing well during the whole week. Now remain a couple of days to just push a little bit more and try to start the tournament in a good way.” Second-ranked Nadal, an 18-time Grand Slam winner who took his 12th French Open title in June, isn’t too excited over Federer and Djokovic both being in the opposite half of the draw. “I have to win my matches to have an advantage because I only can meet them in the semifinals,” Nadal said. “I have plenty of work before that to know if I have an advantage or not.” – Medvedev, Thiem surging – =========================== Russia’s Daniil Medvedev has enjoyed a stellar US Open run-up with a win at Cincinnati and runner-up efforts at Washington and Montreal. “I don’t consider myself as one of the favorites just because at this moment of my career I haven’t even been in a quarter-final of a Slam,” Medvedev said. “If I get to the quarter-final, it’s going to be already a step forward and I’m going to be really happy about it. “When I play my best tennis I can beat basically everybody and that’s what I need to keep doing here.” Austrian fourth seed Dominic Thiem lost to Nadal in the Roland Garros final and will be a threat. “Every year he’s improving,” Nadal said. “Every day he’s very solid and every year is more solid. “He has everything to win important events. He already is winning important events. He’s a very, very hard worker. Just a question of time that he achieve all his goals.” Germany’s sixth-ranked Alexander Zverev warns not to ignore other lower seeds such as Japan’s seventh-seeded Kei Nishikori, the 2014 US Open runner-up, and Greece’s eighth-ranked Stefanos Tsitsipas. “There are a few guys that have a real shot to win it,” Zverev said. “Obviously the ‘Big Three’ we don’t need to talk about. Of course, Novak is the big favorite, no question about it, but there are other guys that have been playing great tennis. I think those guys will be able to do some damage.” Federer, however, wouldn’t mind stretching his lead over Djokovic and Nadal in the men’s all-time Grand Slam title race. “I’m not putting extra pressure on myself. I know it’s going to be tough,” Federer said. “I feel like I’m part of that group who can do it.”last_img read more

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Law Order SVU Actress Stephanie March Travels To Nepal With The World

first_imgWorld of Children Award Celebrity Ambassador Stephanie March recently traveled to Nepal to observe firsthand how the World of Children Award has impacted the lives of vulnerable children there.Stephanie March and World of Children Award Co-founders Harry Leibowitz and Kay Isaacson-Leibowitz with group of children at the Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre for Disabled Children in Nepal Credit/Copyright: Michael CrookOn her journey, Stephanie, along with World of Children Award Co-Founders Harry Leibowitz and Kay Isaacson-Leibowitz, stopped in Kathmandu to meet children who are walking for the first time, thanks to 2011 World of Children Award Honoree Dr. Ashok Banskota. They spent time at the Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre for Disabled Children (HRDC), a world-class center run by Dr. Banskota and his team that treats children for everything from club foot to tuberculosis of the spine. Children come to the HRDC from all over the country to receive treatment for a wide variety of orthopedic disabilities.Stephanie visited the outpatient clinic and inpatient wards, and later stopped by the HRDC’s prosthetics workshop and other support facilities. However, the highlight of her visit was meeting 150 children who have not only received treatment for their disability, but hope for the future.The World of Children Award, often referred to as the Nobel Prize for child advocates, sets the gold standard for child advocacy by providing funding and recognition for the most effective change-makers for children worldwide. In its 15 year history, The World of Children Award has invested $5 million in programs led by 95 honorees serving vulnerable children in 140 countries.For more information on the World of Children Award, click here.last_img read more

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LADNER BUSINESS OWNERS SAY THEYRE FED UP WITH FILM CREWS OUTSIDE THEIR

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook Login/Register With: Store owners in Delta’s Ladner Village say filming movies and TV shows in the community is becoming bad for business, and are accusing the city of not listening to their concerns.Crews have taken over sections of Delta Street and 48 Avenue this week to film the upcoming final season of Supernatural, which has been filming in the community and other parts of the Lower Mainland for much of its 11-season run.The village has become something of a hotspot for film crews seeking a small-town feel for other international productions. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment center_img Twitter Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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Citys Christmas Tree PickUp

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City’s Annual Christmas Tree pick up is quickly approaching.If you are looking for ways to dispose of your real Christmas Tree, Saturday, January 5, 2019, Volunteers will be out collecting trees in city limits all day. The City asks that you have your tree out at your curb in an accessible spot by 8 am.For those that wish to drop of their own tree or require more time, you can do that at the Grounds Building; 9312 111 St from January 5-13th, 2019.last_img

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Controversy over Religious Affiliation of Potential PJD Candidate: Jew or Muslim?

Rabat- It was rumored recently when Moroccan lawyer Isaac Charia asked to join the Islamist party PJD that Charia is a Jew. However, Charia stated subsequently that he is not a Jew, but a Muslim. One of his colleagues in the Rabat Bar Association has said that “Charia has disavowed his religion,” a journalist for Akhbar Alyaoum claims that Charia just wants “fame,” while a PJD official has commented that the controversy “is childish.” MWN investigated this controversy. Contradictory StatementsEverything started when Akhbar Alyaoum stated in its April 19th issue that Charia is a ”Jewish Moroccan lawyer who wants to join the ruling Islamist party PJD”.The article, which was published on the front page of Akhbar Alyaoum, was entitled “Precedent… a Jew  Prepares to Join the Head of Parliament’s Islamist party.”  A few days later, in interviews with many local news websites and newspapers, Charia harshly criticized the media that had promoted rumors that he is Jewish, confirming that he is a Muslim.In a recent phone call with Morocco World News, Charia explained that he is not a Jew  “My name is Isaac Charia, my father is Tayeb Charia, and my grandfather‘s name was Ahmed Charia, the son of Mohamed Charia…,” he said.  “I am from a Muslim family from Andalusia in southern Spain.”He added, “As for my first name Isaac, there are plenty of Muslims who name their sons Isaac. This name is not associated only with the Jewish people.”Issac Charia and the Journalist if Akhbar Alyaoum In his previous interview with Akhbar Alyaoum, when a journalist asked him, “why did you choose to join the Islamist party although you are a Jew?,”Isaac responded that he had decided to join the PJD because he was drawn to the party’s principles against corruption.  Yet, Isaac did not at the time deny that he is a Jew.Amal Aboulaala, the journalist for Akhbar Alyaoum who interviewed Charia, confirmed to Morocco World News that Isaac did not then deny that he is Jewish. She stressed that “he avoided talking about his religion.”“Isaac Charia intended to provide camouflage in his responses to the questions about his religion, because he is trying to achieve fame,” the journalist asserted.Replying to the journalist’s statements, Charia said that Amal Aboulaala misunderstood what he was trying to say. “I avoided talking about my religion, not because I am a Jew, but because I wanted to confirm that PJD is a political party, and we should separate politics and religion.” Charia and his colleagues in the Bar Association Media reports aside, we wondered what is the perception of Charia among his colleagues in the Syndicate in Rabat? Do the lawyers know anything about his religious affiliation?To find answers to these questions, Morocco World News talked to one of his colleagues in the bar Association.Abdelmaoula M., a lawyer in the Rabat Bar Association who knows Isaac Charia personally, told Morocco World News that Charia always avoids talking about his religion with his colleagues.“None of the lawyers in the Rabat syndicate knows about Isaac’s religion,” said Marouri. “I read Akhbar Alyaoum’s interview  with Isaac Charia on April 19th, in which the newspaper reported that he is a Jewish lawyer who wanted to join the Development and Justice party. Later, I was surprised to watch other interviews of Isaac published on many news websites, in which he was stressing that he is Muslim,” he explained.“All I can say about him is that he has disavowed his religion… whether Isaac is Jewish or Muslim, he has disavowed his religion, for unknown reasons.” Issac Charia and the story behind the rumor Regarding the rumor that he is a Jew, Charia explained to Morocco World News that he had sent an open letter to the PJD officials requesting to join the party.“I explained in my letter that I am a liberal and modern Muslim man who believes that we should separate politics and religion. I also expressed that I have ideas that oppose the party’s principles. But, I am interested in the honest willingness of the PJD to fight corruption in the country.” He added, “Yet, I was surprised later that my letter was published on the party’s official website without requesting my permission. My letter was headed with a title that said ‘Precedent… a liberal activist wants to join the Islamist party,’” Isaac explained.Charia explained that PJD officials addressed his article to the media, “in order to paint my request for a liberal activist to join the PJD as a victory for the Islamic party.”Reading the Islamic creed, Isaac renewed his condemnation of those claiming that he is Jewish, and affirmed that he is Muslim. “There is no god but God, and Mohammed is his prophet,” he said.Issac Charia and PJD officials Charia told Morocco World News that his letter is a challenge to PJD officials, saying “I want to know if the PJD can accept people who oppose the party’s principles, and I am still waiting for a response from party officials.”Morocco World News tried to contact Bouanou Abdellah, the president of the PJD in the House of Representatives, but Bouanou refused to comment on the issue, calling the controversy “childish.”© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. 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King Mohammed VI Invites Moroccan Comedian Oualas for F’tour

Rabat – King Mohammed VI continues to receive Moroccan celebrities for f’tour during Ramadan. After breaking fast with MMA champions Abu Bakr and Ottman Azaitar, the sovereign has invited Moroccan comedian Tahar Lazrak, also known as Oualas.On Friday June 1, Oualas shared a picture of himself enjoying f’tour with the King on his Facebook account.“Beautiful ftour at the table of his majesty King Mohammed VI, thank you Majesty for this great mark of attention to my person to invite me to break the fast at your table and in your company. Long live the king,” wrote Oualas. The picture received more than 700 reactions and many positive comments.Two weeks ago, it was Abu Bakr, Ottman, and Omar Azaitar who had a royal f’tour. The MMA champions and their manager brother were invited to break the fast with King Mohammed VI at the Royal Palace.Their picture with King Mohammed VI quickly went viral, generating 6,000 reactions and more than a hundred comments saying how lucky the brothers were to have had f’tour with the King of Morocco. read more

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Security Council approves toughest resolution yet against DPR Korea

In the resolution, the 15-member Council seeks to cap refined petroleum products up to 500,000 barrels beginning in October, and up to 2 million barrels per year starting in January for a period of one year. Also the resolution prohibits UN Member States from providing work authorizations for DPRK nationals unless “is required for the delivery of humanitarian assistance, denuclearization or any other purpose,” consistent with other resolutions on the topic.Building on resolution 1874 (2009), the Council also gives countries the right to inspect ships with the consent of the countries where the ships are registered, “if they have information that provides reasonable grounds to believe that the cargo of such vessels contains items the supply, sale, transfer or export of which is prohibited.”In addition, the Council banned textile imports, including fabrics and partially completed apparel, beginning 90 days from the adoption of the resolution. The resolution follows the condemnation by the Council of the nuclear test carried out by DPRK on 3 September of this year and its violation of eight resolutions dating back to 2006 which could have “large-scale regional security implications.”“The proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, as well as their means of delivery, constitutes a threat to international peace and security,” the Council said in today’s text.Welcoming the resolution, UN Secretary-General António Guterres underscored the importance of maintaining unity in the Security Council in tackling security challenges on the Korean Peninsula and beyond.“This firm action by the Security Council sends a clear message that the DPRK must comply fully with its international obligations,” said the Secretary-General in a statement attributable to his spokesperson. He urged the DPRK leadership to abide by the decisions of the Council and allow space for the resumption of dialogue. read more

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Lillard has Portlandrecord 10 3s in 115112 win over Magic

PORTLAND, Ore. — Damian Lillard had 41 points, including a franchise-record 10 3-pointers, and the Portland Trail Blazers held off the Orlando Magic 115-112 on Wednesday night.Jusuf Nurkic added 16 points and 13 rebounds as the Blazers stopped a season-high three-game slide. Lillard surpassed the previous Portland record of nine 3s that he shared with Nicolas Batum.Nikola Vucevic had 20 points and eight rebounds for the Magic, who have lost four of their last five games.Portland pushed its lead to 108-98 on Evan Turner’s layup with just over five minutes to go, but Evan Fournier hit a pair of 3-pointers and Jonathan Isaac added a layup to close the gap to 108-106.Jonathan Simmons made two free throws to tie it, but CJ McCollum responded with a 3-pointer for the Blazers.Fournier had a step-back jumper to get Orlando within a point before McCollum missed a pair of free throws with about two minutes to go. Lillard’s floater with 55 seconds gave Portland a 113-110 lead.There was some confusion at the end of the game after what was described as a game-clock malfunction prompted a video review. Officials put 0.9 seconds on the clock but Orlando’s inbounds was off and time ran out.Orlando, playing the fourth of a six-game trip, was without Aaron Gordon, who was sidelined by a sore lower back. Gordon is averaging 16.1 points and 7.3 rebounds this season. He left Monday’s 116-110 loss at Golden State in the third quarter with back spasms.Isaac replaced Gordon in the starting lineup against Portland.Vucevic scored 15 in the first half to help Orlando to a 63-55 lead at the break. Nik Stauskas had 15 early points for the Blazers.Trailing 82-79, Portland went on a 16-2 run, capped by Lillard’s record-breaking 10th 3-pointer, to go up 95-84 going into the fourth quarter.Portland was coming off a 104-100 loss at home to the Clippers on Sunday night.TIP INSMagic: Ross is from Portland and played at Jefferson High School before going to Washington. … The Magic have dropped five straight to Portland. … Vucevic fouled out with 13.7 seconds left.Trail Blazers: It was coach Terry Stotts’ 400th career win. … Lillard’s seven 3-pointers in the third were a franchise record for a quarter.UP NEXTMagic: Play Friday night at the Phoenix Suns.Trail Blazers: Host the Denver Nuggets on Friday night.Anne M. Peterson, The Associated Press read more

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