Ginebra ends SMB Grand Slam dream

first_imgBSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary The Gin Kings debunked that in a big way Wednesday night.Playing strong out of the gates, Ginebra thrashed San Miguel Beer, 104-84, crushing the Beermen’s dreams of scoring another Grand Slam while securing a slot in the Governors Cup semifinals.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“We kinda hammered it down tonight,” said Ginebra coach Tim Cone. “We are great rivals, San Miguel and us.”And as rivals, the Beermen weren’t going to get help from Cone, who has authored two of the five Grand Slam feats in the league—with Alaska in 1996 and San Mig Coffee in 2014. Giving its shooters a long leash, the Elasto Painters bested the Texters, 106-102, earlier in the day. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City View comments Before a big crowd at Mall of Asia Arena expecting action and drama, Ginebra proved that it would not hold its punches to help San Miguel achieve their own double triple-crown dream.In case anyone forgot, the Kings are the defending champions of the tournament and want to keep their crown.“I’ve said before that you can’t win a championship without facing San Miguel,” said Cone. “And the best way to beat them is when you have a twice to beat advantage.”“You can’t imagine how relieved I am right now,” added the classy, eloquent mentor. “It would be very hard to face San Miguel in a do-or-die playoff.”Ginebra will now await the winner of the Rain or Shine-TNT quarterfinal showdown, which went into sudden death.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Team PH caps Aimag stint with 2 silvers MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LATEST STORIES There is an age-old, hardly-discussed urban myth going around the PBA that whenever sister teams San Miguel Beer and Barangay Ginebra clash, one would give way to serve the need of the other.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters 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 Gameslast_img read more

Intense battle looming as Formula One heads home

first_imgFormula One heads home after four opening long-haul races with the championship finely balanced between champions Mercedes and Ferrari and the prospect of an intense battle stretching out ahead.With the European season proper starting in Spain next week, and teams promising upgrades and a faster pace of development, the two frontrunners return to their factories with two wins apiece.Mercedes have a one point lead in the constructors’ championship while Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, with two wins and two second places, is 13 clear of Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton.”It’s going to be extremely close,” said Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff. “More than very.”They (Ferrari) came out of the winter with a good car and it seems to suit Sebastian a lot. And we just need to stretch ourselves to perform as good as we can,” added the Austrian.So far success has alternated between the two teams, with Vettel winning the opener in Australia, Hamilton in China, Vettel again in Bahrain and Valtteri Bottas taking his career’s first success in Russia for the team he joined in January.In 2016, Mercedes were dominant and won all but two of the races with 20 pole positions from 21 starts but resurgent Ferrari — who won nothing — have already recast the 2017 landscape.Vettel’s pole in Sochi was Ferrari’s first since 2015 and the front row lockout the first grid since 2008 with both red cars at the front.There can be no doubt now that the sport’s oldest and most successful team are back with a vengeance.advertisementThe split between the Mercedes drivers has favoured Vettel, whose own Finnish team mate Kimi Raikkonen has scored 49 points to the German’s 86 while Hamilton and Bottas are separated by just 10.Red Bull are a distant third at present, with Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo fifth and sixth in the standings, but they too could get back into the mix if impending upgrades to their engine and chassis are as good as they hope.”I think it will be a very close race between Mercedes and us…and I also hope that Red Bull find some pace,” said Vettel, who won his four world championships with that team before joining Ferrari.”There’s lots of rumours around. They are a strong team, they know how to build a quick car so I expect it’s a question of when rather than if. But the sooner, the more exciting it will be for us.”Verstappen won for Red Bull in Spain last year, his first career victory, after Hamilton and now-retired team mate Nico Rosberg collided on the first lap and nobody is taking anything for granted now.”Everybody will come with upgrades for Barcelona,” Mercedes’ non-executive chairman Niki Lauda told reporters.”The season will start anew and then who has the better upgrades, and makes the quicker car, we don’t know yet. We will see in Barcelona and practice and then the race,” added the Austrian.last_img read more

a month agoMan Utd announce departure of goalkeeping coach Emilio Alvarez

first_imgMan Utd announce departure of goalkeeping coach Emilio Alvarezby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United have announced the departure of goalkeeping coach Emilio Alvarez.Alvarez worked closely with David De Gea at Atletico Madrid before the pair reunited at Old Trafford.No reason has been given for his departure – but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer did bring in his own senior goalkeeping coach in Richard Hartis in the summer.Solskjaer said: “I would like to thank Emilio for all his help and hard work since my return to the club. We all wish him well for the future.”Alvarez joined United in 2016 and was an enormous figure of support for De Gea – particularly during the Spain international’s crisis of confidence at the end of last season.Alvarez said: “I will always be proud of belonging to this club. Wishing you every success in your endeavours.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

The Torg I have paid the price and I want to be

Scott “The Torg” Torgerson apologized and tried to show remorse, but it was too little, too late. Torgerson, former co-host of “The Common Man & The Torg” radio show on Columbus’ WBNS 97.1 The Fan, was fired Wednesday as a result of an Oct. 13 tweet in which he wished death on ESPN college football analyst and former Michigan football star Desmond Howard. Torgerson and his laywer, Columbus attorney Joe Edwards, said they believe the firing was unlawful and will consider legal action as well as an investigation into ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit’s potential role in the firing. From 97.1 The Fan’s Twitter account, @971thefan, the station announced the firing, tweeting: “Scott Torgerson is no longer employed by our company as of today. We appreciate his contributions and wish him well in his future endeavors.” In an email interview with The Lantern, Torgerson said he did not initially expect to be terminated but eventually started to “hear a few things” and began to suspect it. On Friday, The Fan offered Torgerson the opportunity to resign “with a small severance,” but he declined, opting instead to request to be allowed back on the air at a Monday meeting. “I would have had to sign an agreement not to ever talk about this and could not take legal action,” Torgerson said. “The other option was termination with no severance or insurance. They gave me that option Friday and gave me the weekend to think it over. I showed up Monday for our meeting and told them I want to go back on the air. They told me that wasn’t an option. I received a termination letter (Wednesday).” From his Twitter account, @myguythetorg, Torgerson tweeted on Oct. 13: “I wish Desmond Howard would get fired or die so I can watch ‘GameDay’ again.” Torgerson later issued an apology via Twitter, tweeting: “My Desmond Howard tweet was a joke.” He said he maintains the position that the tweet was a joke, and added that he reached out to Herbstreit and ESPN college football analysts and former OSU football player Chris Spielman to apologize. “(Herbstreit and Spielman) work for ESPN and I am sure it wasn’t a good situation for them. I think everyone who listens or knows me knows it was a joke,” Torgerson said. “Now I have to deal with the (punishment) for my actions. I just don’t feel firing me is a way to handle it. I was employee of the quarter the Friday before. I would think being the sports director, strong ratings, and the income I have made for the station, that deserves a second chance.” The Fan did not respond to The Lantern‘s multiple requests for comment on Wednesday. Josh Krulewitz, vice president of communications for ESPN, declined to immediately respond to The Lantern‘s request for comment. Edwards, who knew Torgerson prior to the Oct. 13 tweet and was hired as counsel for the firing, agreed, saying he feels it was an unjust firing. Edwards told The Lantern he didn’t think 97.1, which is owned by the Dispatch Media Group, “had just cause in discharging” Torgerson. “He’s now fired. He had a job where he was doing very well, had very high ratings, was very well-liked in the Central Ohio market and now all of the sudden he doesn’t have a job. So we’re going to explore filing a lawsuit against the station and anybody else that was involved in his discharge.” Torgerson had between a year and a year-and-a-half remaining on his agreement with The Fan, Edwards said, and part of a potential investigation of his client’s firing could involve Herbstreit. Edwards, who emphasized that he can’t be sure if Herbstreit played any role in his client’s firing, said he could choose to investigate Herbstreit for “tortious interference,” or interfering with Torgerson’s contract. “At some point in time, we would like to know how Scott ended up getting fired and, at some point in time, what Mr. Herbstreit said, who did he say it to and why did he say it,” Edwards said. “That’s our interest – why did 97.1 The Fan fire Scott? And I know that Kirk Herbstreit did a radio show – his radio show on 97.1 – on Oct. 15 where he went off on Scott Torgerson. And we’d like to know, you know, did he talk to anybody else at the station? Did he call any people in management? What did he say? Why did he say that?” Torgerson said his wife, Lauren Torgerson, has been crying for days, but the couple has maintained some semblance of a sense of humor – in a nod to one of Scott Torgerson’s familiar jokes about firings, she suggested he work at a Citgo gas station for a couple of weeks. “I may do it,” Scott Torgerson said. In the mean time, Scott Torgerson said he appreciates the support he’s received from fans. “Just to the listeners … Their support has been unreal. Someone created a ‘Save The Torg’ Facebook page and in 10 days it has more “likes” than the 97.1 site,” he said. “The ‘Save the Torg’ has over (8,000), (97.1 has) under 5,400. I would have to say the listeners have spoken. They want me back and I want to be back. “I am sorry for what I did. I feel I have paid a huge price and I want to be back on air.” read more

Sunday Morning Quarterback Evaluating Ohio States win against Wisconsin

Columbus, it’s time to party like it’s 2002. Well, almost time at least. Your Buckeyes still have to beat Michigan next weekend to cap off the program’s first undefeated season since 2002, when the Scarlet and Gray won 14 games and the national championship.  The 2002 squad was notorious for squeaking out wins in close games, and Ohio State seems intent on honoring that team’s 10-year anniversary with an eerily similar season. In 2002 and 2012 OSU entered the season ranked outside the top 10 and was largely an afterthought when talking about the nation’s top teams. Yet week after week they won, sometimes convincingly, but more often by prevailing in nail biters. Such was the case again on Saturday, as OSU overcame Wisconsin in overtime, 21-14. The Buckeyes almost took its connection with the 2002 season too far on Saturday, as the coaching staff channeled its inner “Tressel ball.” It was surprising to see first-year coach Urban Meyer’s staff call such a conservative game. And it was even more shocking how it went about doing it. Sophomore quarterback Braxton Miller never got it going as a runner, but the staff seemed intent on making it happen for the Heisman hopeful. Miller averaged just 2.1 yards while receiving a team-high 23 carries. Meanwhile, junior running back Carlos Hyde averaged 5.8 yards per touch, yet only carried the ball 15 times. Hyde received eight carries on first down, and averaged 6.5 yards on those attempts. Miller averaged less than three yards on his 12 first-down carries. It was as if the coaching staff was trying to jam a square peg into a round hole, with a circular block lying right beside it. OSU’s inability to move the ball forward on first down set up many third-and-long situations. As a result, it punted a season-high nine times. Had Hyde received just a few more first-down touches, that number could have dropped dramatically. But thanks to some superb defense, clutch special teams, timely offensive production and a little bit of luck, OSU was still able to come away with the win. Just like in 2002. Put a fork in it OSU’s undefeated season is still intact, but the same can’t be said for Miller’s Heisman candidacy. Though he’s had a spectacular season, it was always unlikely that Miller would walk away with college football’s most coveted individual award. There was simply too much working against the sophomore. He plays on a team ineligible for postseason play, in a weak conference against a weaker schedule. Still, there was an outside chance that Miller could receive a late surge with statement performances against Wisconsin and Michigan. He effectively ended that hope with a clunker on Saturday, throwing for a season-low 97 yards while looking lost running the football. Surprisingly enough OSU still has a chance to win the Associated Press national title, which not long ago seemed more of a long shot than Miller winning the Heisman. The Buckeyes still need plenty of help to be chosen as the AP’s top team. Without a bowl game it will be out of sight, out of mind after next weekend, and that will hurt its cause. Not to mention there will be a definitive winner in a game designed to crown a national champion. Yes, OSU has to hope for chaos. But chaos is the name of the game in college football, especially in November. Last night alone the No. 1 and No. 2 ranked teams, Kansas State and Oregon, lost when they were heavily favored to win. There’s still plenty of November football to be played, with the possibility of more contenders falling at the hands of underdogs. Is it likely to happen? No, but it’s certainly possible. And just the fact that we are mentioning OSU and national championship in the same breath this season is fairly remarkable. Give an extra helmet sticker to… The entire OSU defense. Yes, it allowed more than 200 yards rushing. Yes, it surrendered the game-tying score in the final seconds of regulation. And yes, its play redefined the term “bend but don’t break.” The Buckeye defense had plenty of shortcomings on Saturday. You can blame just about every one of the members of the Buckeye offense. OSU’s offense managed a meager 36 yards in the second half, while never sustaining a drive of more than 3 minutes. By the end of the fourth quarter the defense was absolutely gassed. It was unfortunate that they conceded a score to send the game to overtime, but it could have been much worse for the Buckeyes. Senior defensive end John Simon terrorized the Wisconsin offensive line, matching a career-high with four sacks. Sophomore linebacker Ryan Shazier made the play of the season, forcing a fumble on the goal line and preserving a late OSU lead. Junior safety Christian Bryant recovered that fumble, and also broke up a pass in overtime to win the game. There were some great individual efforts from OSU’s defense on Saturday. But as a whole, the unit played its most complete game of the season, in a contest in which it was needed the most. read more

Kepa denies rift with Sarri

first_imgChelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga claims he didn’t disrespect manager Maurizio Sarri when he refused to be substituted in the Carabao Cup final defeat to Manchester City.Reserve goalkeeper Willy Caballero was ready to replace Kepa as he appeared to have suffered a cramp towards the closing stages of the game.However, the Spaniard refused to obey the orders of Sarri which caused a stir on the Chelsea bench and equally angered the Italian gaffer.Kepa went on to save Sane’s penalty but couldn’t prevent City from claiming a 4-3 win to retain the Cup.But the most expensive goalkeeper in history when he joined Chelsea for £71.6m in August, insists his refusal to leave the field was not an act of disrespect to Sarri.“I know if you see it from outside, I don’t know how it went out, it is not the best image,” Kepa told Chelsea’s official website.“I have spoken with the boss. I think it was misunderstood.“I understand that on television, on social media, they’re talking about this but I am here to explain it, to say that it wasn’t my intention to go against the manager.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSarri: “Cristiano Ronaldo is the strongest player in the world” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri has no doubts that Cristiano Ronaldo is the main man at Juventus, and plans to the star give more freedom to exploit his talents to their fullest extent.Talk about absolute balls for Kepa Arrizabalaga, stand your ground and courage of your convictions. Good morning. pic.twitter.com/4ehechUVwJ— Sifiso Gumede (@Sifiso_Gumede) February 25, 2019“We have spoken now, and I was only trying to say I’m fine. He thought I wasn’t fine. It was in tense moments, with a lot happening.”Sarri played down the incident after the match, describing it as a “misunderstanding”, and Kepa agrees with the Italian.“In no moment was it my intention to disobey, or anything like that with the boss,” Kepa added.Chelsea will face Spurs on Wednesday night as they bid to seal a Champions League ticket.last_img read more

New AntiCorruption unit ready to tackle Govt complaints

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, June 27th 2017 – Nassau –It is official. The Commissioner of Police, Ellison Greenslade yesterday confirmed that a corruption unit within the Royal Bahamas Police Force, “the anti-corruption branch”, is now fully operational. The Commissioner said, “We did develop a unit to look at corruption issues,” adding also, “looking now at 11 separate files originating of various departments and various public operations.”Greenslade revealed that the anti-corruption unit is headed by Assistant Commissioner of Police, Paul Rolle, who will lead a team of several officers including a very well trained veteran detective at the Superintendent rank, as well as an authority at law.The special unit has already begun investigating 11 files, according to Greenslade and charges can range from stealing, misappropriation of funds and corruption.  This announcement also comes on the heels of the Minister of Works, Desmond Bannister’s question to the Attorney General to consider whether legal action should be taken against members of the former Christie-administration for abusing their legal authority.However, Greenslade explained, “when things are just allegations and no formal complaints are made, the Commissioner is in a very difficult position,” expounding on the fact that the new unit is yet to receive any official complaints from Government entities. The unit will focus on the Public and Private sector and is located on Nassau Street, just north of Meeting Street.Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcher#MagneticMediaNews Recommended for you Related Items:#AntiCorruptionBranch, #magneticmedianews, #RBPF Royal Bahamas Defence Force Prepare Hurricane Shelter Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Grand Bahama Police report on crash landing off West End Bahamas Police makes $2.3M Drug Bust in Biminilast_img read more

Week In Review 11261130

first_imgMonday 11/26Audio PlayerJennifer-Monday-1126.mp3VmJennifer-Monday-1126.mp300:00RPdBorough Mayor’s Office Attends FERC Meeting In D.C., Soldotna City Council To Tour Proposed Site For New Visitor Center, 2018 Toys For Tots Is Underway On The Kenai Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The KSRM News Department compiled some of the top stories from this past week. Tuesday 11/27Audio PlayerJennifer-Tuesday-1127.mp3VmJennifer-Tuesday-1127.mp300:00RPdQuick Appointed Commissioner of the Department of Administration, Borough Approves Lease Of Anchor Point Parcels To Hilcorp, Redoubt Elementary Students Donate 1,300 Pounds Of Food To Local Food Bank Wednesday 11/28Audio PlayerJennifer-wednesday-1128.mp3VmJennifer-wednesday-1128.mp300:00RPdDon’t Miss The Klimpke Christmas Lights In Nikiski, Local Law Enforcement Warn Of Increase In Thefts Over Holiday Season, Kenaitze Among Alaska Native Tribes Suing Drug Companies Thursday 11/29Audio PlayerJennifer-Thursday-1129.mp3VmJennifer-Thursday-1129.mp300:00RPdBorough Mayor Names New Chief Of Staff, Credit Union 1 Now Offering Financial Services To Marijuana Businesses, Soldotna Advances To Next Round For Levitt AMP GrantFriday 11/30Audio PlayerJennifer-Friday-1130.mp3VmJennifer-Friday-1130.mp300:00RPdBack-To-Back Earthquakes Shake South Central Alaska, Kenai Spur Highway Near South Miller Damaged In Earthquakelast_img read more

Some Alaska Lawmakers Say New Ethics Rules Are Too Limiting

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska state Sen. Shelley Hughes withdrew a health care bill she’s been working on for more than two years and declined meetings on health care policy to avoid running afoul of new ethics rules she and other lawmakers see as too restrictive. Lawmakers with conflicts can have general discussions in private that avoid specifics of pending legislation or that aren’t used to develop legislation related to their conflict, legislative ethics committee administrator Jerry Anderson said.But, some lawmakers worry, if the seed for an eventual bill is sown during a general conversation, could that be a violation? That’s a realistic concern, Anderson said. The ethics committee’s interpretation acts to “kind of kick common sense out the door,” the Anchorage independent said. He lost his re-election bid in November but said he’s spoken with current legislators about possible revisions. Under the legislative ethics committee’s interpretation of the law, legislators can participate in committee and floor debate and vote on bills where they have conflicts, as long as they declare those conflicts. But they can’t have similar discussions in private with fellow lawmakers or anyone else.The bill’s sponsor said that goes far beyond his original intent, and he and others are looking at possible changes. In a speech to colleagues, Hughes said she withdrew her bill aimed at lowering health care costs because her husband and the clinic where he works could be financially harmed by it, and that was seen as a conflict. The definition used by the Select Committee on Legislative Ethics for “official action” is broad, including development, sponsorship, advocacy of or opposition to a law, amendment, resolution or other matter affected by legislative action or inaction. Senate Majority Leader Mia Costello said legislators are erring on the side of caution and in some cases declining meetings. “When it comes to private discussions, you have to have some level of trust with our elected officials,” Grenn said. Costello is an Anchorage Republican who flies, is married to a commercial pilot and represents a district that holds Alaska’s largest commercial airport. In a floor speech, she said she intended to introduce a bill that would have given the Legislature approval of certain aviation-related fees, but didn’t because of the new law. The Legislature needs to find the right language “to ensure that we protect the right of the public to have legislators with integrity on one hand and on the other hand protect the right of the public to have access to the expertise of the people they elect,” he said. “That, believe me, is a fine line, and we must find it.” Former Rep. Jason Grenn, who sponsored the ethics law, said he intended for it to force legislators to be more public about potential conflicts in committees and on the House or Senate floor — and didn’t intend to delve into private meetings. The law bars legislators from taking or withholding official action or exerting official influence that could substantially hurt or help the financial interests of an immediate family member; the employer of a lawmaker or their immediate family; someone with whom a lawmaker is seeking employment; or someone from whom the lawmaker or an immediate family member has made more than $10,000 over the prior 12 months. The ethics law passed last year details circumstances under which a lawmaker would have a conflict and limits what action the lawmaker can take if he or she has one. Senate Democratic Leader Tom Begich, who serves on the ethics committee, cautioned against “over-interpreting” the new law and said legislators with questions can check with Anderson’s office. Hughes said the law prevents her from discussing health care policy with her husband, a physician assistant. Ethics laws should keep lawmakers from manipulating the system for their own gain, Hughes said. “But when the law prevents us from drawing from our own experience … and from the knowledge that we gain from living with the people we love, it needs to be fixed,” the Palmer Republican said. “When the law prevents us from working in the best interests of the people we serve … to address the problems they face, the law needs to be fixed.” Grenn said the aim was public transparency, not trying to address any potential corruption that other laws or rules already address. “Everything we do, we’re wondering, can I do that? Can I talk to this person?” Costello said in an interview, adding later: “We don’t want to overreact, either. I don’t think we are doing anything but trying to figure out right now what this actually means.” Begich is open to changes that clarify the law but not a wholesale rewrite. The state does not have a full-time Legislature. Some lawmakers have other jobs, including attorneys, fishermen and a doctor. Some also have working spouses.last_img read more

Soldotna Man Arrested For Driving Excavator Into His Home With Family Inside

first_imgAccording to the online Trooper dispatch, Leadens was found to have driven an excavator into his house which his family was in. Leadens was intoxicated. Leadens was arrested, transported, and ultimately remanded to Wildwood Pretrial for one count DV Assault 3, one count Assault 3 non-DV, DUI, and DV Criminal Mischief 3. Troopers did not respond for comment on whether or not there were any reported injuries nor describe the level of damage the house sustained. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A Soldotna man was arrested over the weekend for driving an excavator into his house which his family was in. The Alaska State Troopers responded on Saturday to the disturbance. Troopers arrived on scene and contacted the Matthew Leadens, 40, Soldotna.last_img read more

HC to hear plea against proposed MCD strike

first_imgThe Delhi high court on Monday agreed to hear on Tuesday a plea seeking to restrain the civic bodies in the national Capital from going on strike again.The matter was mentioned before a Bench of justices Badar Durrez Ahmed and Sanjeev Sachdeva which directed that it be listed for hearing on Tuesday. The petition was filed by a lawyer who moved the court as an association of MCD unions has again called a strike on July 22 demanding primarily reunification of the three Corporations as well as payment of pending salaries and other arrears. The association also made other demands which include declaration of sanitation workers as technical employees, timely payment of terminal benefits of retired and deceased employees, pension benefits, cashless medical card facility as well as providing houses to them. The petitioner, Sanjeev Kumar Arora, said that proposed strike of July 22 “is of much wider consequence” as it has been called by all the employees of the Municipal Corporations of Delhi and thus it will “jeopardise the health, safety and normal life of the people” of the city.last_img read more

Plastic water bottles up the risk of obesity in kids

first_imgBisphenol A (BPA) is one of the most widely used chemicals in products of everyday use like plastic water bottles, metal food cans and thermal receipt paper. The findings showed that mothers who exposed their foetus to BPA increased their risk of developing a high fat mass index –a measure of body fat mass adjusted for height, per cent body fat, and waist circumference – by the age of seven. A whopping 94 percent of women in the study had the chemical in their urine and their school-aged children showed increased measures of body fat. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Also, children exposed to higher concentrations of prenatal BPA had higher levels of adiposity. BPA, which is also one of the endocrine disrupting chemicals may alter the baby’s metabolism and lead to an early formation of fat cells in their body, the researchers said.“The study provides evidence that prenatal exposure to BPA may contribute to developmental origins of obesity as determined by measures of body fat in children as opposed to the traditional indicator of body mass index, which only considers height and weight,” said lead author Lori Hoepner from Columbia University in the US. Further, the association between BPA and fat mass index and waist circumference was higher in girls, the researchers said. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixHowever, there was no association found between prenatal BPA exposure and body fat outcomes in boys, the researchers noted in the paper published online in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.In addition, the chemical has also been linked to several health outcomes such as asthma, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, depression, early puberty in girls, diabetes, obesity and heart disease in adults. “The evidence that prenatal BPA exposure is associated with measures of obesity in children may be an important underlying factor in the obesity epidemic,” said one of the researchers, Andrew Rundle, associate professor at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.For the study, the team analysed urine samples and child body composition from 369 mother-child pairs, from pregnancy through early childhood. Height and weight were measured for children at age five and age seven.last_img read more

Michigan State University granted an extension to comply with House inquiry into

first_img Categories: Kesto News,LaSata News,News 09Feb Michigan State University granted an extension to comply with House inquiry into Nassar failings The Michigan House of Representatives today did not receive information from Michigan State University in response to the official request made on January 25, 2018.  The university had been given a deadline of February 9, 2018 to turn over the information.Michigan State University instead requested a short extension to collect and provide all requested information.  State Reps. Klint Kesto and Kim LaSata have granted that extension in order to receive full disclosure.  Michigan State University will turn over all records regarding allegations made against Larry Nassar in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 by Wednesday, February 14, 2018.State Rep. Klint Kesto, chairman of the Law and Justice Committee, and state Rep. Kim LaSata, chairwoman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education, today released the following statement:“This information is important to our ability to improve state law and build a better, safer system for crime victims and students.  We look forward to reviewing this information, finding points of failure in the university’s process and beginning work on important reforms that can ensure these mistakes will never be made again.“We fully anticipate all requested information being turned over by Wednesday. If it is not, our committees will meet shortly to discuss the next steps in compelling the university to do the right thing.”#####last_img read more

SBS has renewed its output deal with CBS Studios

first_imgSBS has renewed its output deal with CBS Studios, giving its stations in the Netherlands a raft of the Hollywood major’s TV current and upcoming TV series.The ProSiebenSat.1-owned pan-regional broadcaster runs Net5, SBS 6 and Veronica in the Netherlands and these channels will get free-to-air rights to series including NCIS, Hawaii Five-0 and The Good Wife as well as the series unveiled at this week’s LA Screenings, which include new Sherlock Holmes series Elementary.last_img

French media regulator the CSA has called for appl

first_imgFrench media regulator the CSA has called for applicants to launch digital-terrestrial local TV services in the Nice, Menton, Saint-Raphaël, Cannes, Grasse and Mercantour region in south-east France.Applicants must commit to air at least one hour devoted to local news services, which along with local or regional programming must represent at least half of the service’s output each week.last_img

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who spoke at the event called United Health a "builder of change" adding the project brings hope and opportunity for change"There is one ingredient a leader cannot provide and that is hope" Heitkamp said "That has to come from all of you We cannot be a culture of despair We cannot simply say ‘That’s the way it is’ "Lindquist told the Herald the partnership would work to identify tribal members who could potentially help treat those who battle drug addiction She said the tribe needs more resources to address the issue but the effort must be community-based She said she hopes the project will serve as a model to other communities in a state that has sought to mitigate increased substance abuse"We don’t need to have our people dying" Lindquist said adding the project could be the beginning of the Spirit Lake Nation becoming a happier and healthier peoplePresident Muhammadu Buhari will sign the 2018 budget next week This was confirmed by his spokesperson Femi Adesina on Wednesday Adesina was speaking to State House correspondents at the end of the meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) “The budget will be signed next week We will give you the specific date when it is confirmed” he said The National Assembly passed the budget on May 16 over seven months after the president submitted the proposals to the lawmaker Buhari presented a proposed budget of eight trillion six hundred and twelve billion two hundred and thirty-six million nine hundred and fifty-three thousand two hundred and fourteen Naira (N8612 236953214) to the lawmakers That would also mean that nothing changes as far as the culture of populism is concerned. especially Small and Medium Enterprises, the President’s wife,com. the first genome-wide study of ancient DNA from prehistoric Polynesians has boosted the first idea: that these ancient mariners were East Asians who swept out into the Pacific." drawing microchip industry suppliers and experts to the area." Trump named Haspel, Haspel, Atiba expressed optimism that the rate of collection will increase by next week since the commission is distributing at the polling unit level.com/zipline for $30 or at the Super Bowl LIVE festival.

amid criticism that President Donald Trump was politicizing the military ahead of next week’s midterm elections. her lawyers said. I have the greatest respect for the talented engineers and developers at Oculus.but this is where we part ways Facebook announced the $2 billion deal earlier Tuesday Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told analysts during a call that the virtual reality technology “has the potential to be the most social platform ever” About 35 million copies of Minecraft have been sold worldwide for PCs Apple iOS devices and other gaming platforms Perrson is not alone in his criticism of the Facebook deal Virtual reality enthusiasts were quick to blast the planned acquisition on Twitter after it was announced Adweek points out Contact us at editors@timecomEkiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has spoken on the invasion of Akure airport in Ondo state state by cows The incident occurred on Saturday He hailed Air Peace pilot for saving the lives of passengers as cows took over the Airport runway The Governor via his Twitter handle recalled that the aircraft could not land for more than 15 minutes He tweeted: “Today while at the Akure Airport to board Air Peace commercial flight to Lagos I witnessed cows taking over the Airport runway and preventing Aircraft No 5NBQQ from landing for more than 15 minutes “Thanks to Capt Inyang for saving the lives of the passengers” Meanwhile Fayose has stated that the statement by Zamfara State Governor Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari that security agencies failed to respond to the alert given them to prevent the massacre of people in Zamfara has vindicated his stance that no extra $1billion was needed to be deducted from the Excess Crude Account to fight insurgency Fayose insisted that funds being spent on security seemed not well used as instead of insecurity being curtailed the nation was unfortunately witnessing more killings on a daily basis License centers are hurting — and they say they need a lot more money than lawmakers are proposing? He lost his first run for President in 2006 by just 0. Campaign group Detained in Dubai say Jamie is angry and disappointed by the outcome, and was charged with public indecency. In this case," he said. his portrait was digitally removed. the traditional ruler of Umuoji.

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