Kamworor holds off fellow Kenyan Kipsang to win NYC Marathon

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Runners move along 4th Avenue in the Brooklyn borough of New York during the New York City Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)NEW YORK — Geoffrey Kamworor of Kenya has won the New York City Marathon, holding off countryman Wilson Kipsang by three seconds for his first major victory.Kamworor ran the race in 2 hours, 10 minutes, 53 seconds. He and Kipsang embraced just past the finish line to huge cheers.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice PLAY LIST 01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:29DOH kicks off nationwide polio vaccination drive01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Aussie coach, Reyes, Baldwin headline coaches convention Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 American running great and 2009 New York winner Meb Keflezighi completed his 26th and final marathon, collapsing as he crossed the finish.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 John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View commentslast_img read more

Lakers’ Ingram alters shooting stroke, has grown 2 more inches—report

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Isaiah Austin arrives in Manila, ready to get to work for Gilascenter_img Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters MOST READ Brandon Ingram. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)The Los Angeles Lakers is fully embracing its youth movement in their quest to return as the NBA’s elite.But to be back atop the extremely tough NBA Western Conference, the “Purple and Gold” is heavily dependent on the potential growth of incoming second-year player Brandon Ingram.ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side The 20-year-old may have taken the task too literally—as he reportedly hit a growth spurt and has grown an inch or two, according to Lakers beat reporter Mike Trudell.“I think he’s at least 6’10”. He might be 6’11,” Trudell said of Ingram, who was initially listed at 6’9 during his rookie season.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“I think he might be 6’11”, if not 7 feet,” he shared during an episode of ESPN LA’s “Thompson and Trudell Show”.Aside from possibly adding more height to his already rangy frame, Trudell claims that the 2016 2nd overall pick has also altered his shooting mechanics and developed his leg strength. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ingram’s improvement was on display during the 2017 Las Vegas Summer League, but had to sit out the rest of the tourney after just one game due to an injury.Since then, the sports journalist said the lanky forward has progressed even more.“You’re just going to have to take my word for it for now until you watch him play,” Trudell said. “I think you’re going to be very pleasantly surprised to see Brandon Ingram.” Khristian Ibarrola/JBRELATED STORY:NBA: Brandon Ingram is the only ‘untouchable’ Laker, says Magic JohnsonADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’last_img read more

After Team Lakay’s rough start to 2019, Kevin Belingon determined to get clear win

first_imgTOKYO, Japan—Team Lakay’s first two title defenses went the distance and bore undesirable results with strawweight Joshua Pacio and flyweight Geje Eustaquio yielding their belts in a span of one week back in January.ADVERTISEMENT On Sunday night, it will be Kevin Belingon and Eduard Folayang’s turn to have their titles on the line against respective rivals in ONE: A New Era at Ryogoku Kokugikan here.And with their teammates’ painful losses in mind, Belingon and Folayang know just a way to surely avoid suffering the same cruel fate.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“We need to win by knockout because we’re going to be in trouble if it goes to decision. We’re going to really look for a finish, TKO or a just a really clear victory,” said Belingon in Filipino during Team Lakay’s media availability at Grand Prince Hotel on Friday.ONE bantamweight world champion Kevin Belingon talks about the importance of winning convincingly on Sunday. He faces former champ Bibiano Fernandes for the third time. | @MarkGiongcoINQ pic.twitter.com/jQIoJDd6gs— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) March 29, 2019Belingon is slated to face Bibiano Fernandes for the third time while Folayang is up for a title rematch with hometown hero Shinya Aoki.ADVERTISEMENT A convincing win over Fernandes would also silence Belingon’s critics, who believe the Brazilian star won their second meeting that ended in a split decision four months ago in Singapore.“I’m looking for a finish to finally settle the score,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event LATEST STORIES As PBA becomes young man’s league, veterans shine in All-Star kickoff Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Google Philippines names new country director Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess 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 commentslast_img read more

MTV acquires broadcast, digital rights of Super Fight League

first_imgDecember 18, 2017 Martial arts is the most watched sport in India after cricket Youth television brand MTV said it will bring the second season of Super Fight League (SFL), the world’s first mixed martial arts tournament.SFL will be exclusively aired from February on MTV, which has acquired the broadcast and digital rights for the league.SFL is promoted by British businessman and sports enthusiast Bill Dosanjh and British professional boxer and two-time world champion Amir Khan, and was launched with a vision to cement Mixed Martial Arts’ position as a mainstream sport with mass appeal in the global sports fraternity.Having garnered more than 100-million views in 5 years for 67 live televised events, SFLis ranked as the third-biggest Mixed Martial Arts brand in the world and second most watched sport in India after cricket.The franchise-based league, being organised in association with the All-India Martial Arts Association (AIMMAA), will entail a prize money of ₹4 crore as well as 96 players and eight teams.Bill Dosanjh, SFL’s CEO & Founder said: “Having MTV as the broadcast partner will further augment our endeavour to reach the core population of India and make SFL a name to reckon with in the MMA fraternity in India.” COMMENT × sport Published on SHARE Actors Jacqueline Fernandes and Tiger Shroff at the launch of Super Fight League Season 2 in Mumbai on Monday   –  PTI SHARE SHARE EMAIL Actors Jacqueline Fernandes and Tiger Shroff at the launch of Super Fight League Season 2 in Mumbai on Monday   –  PTI satellite and cable service COMMENTSlast_img read more

Anil Kumble: Gutsy coach won’t let Team India cut quarters

first_imgWhat makes Anil Kumble the most respected and awe-inspiring cricketer to have worn India colours? The stats – 956 international wickets? The Badge of Honour – 10 for 74 at Kotla? The leadership – the controversial ‘Monkeygate’ series in Australia? The Grit – bowling with the bandaged broken jaw in Antigua (2002)? (‘Honoured’ Anil Kumble ready for ‘big responsibility’)The answer: all of the above. Plus the ability to swallow his pride and sacrifice in the team’s interest. How can you forget he was made to sit out of the only World Cup final India played in his career (vs Australia, Johannesburg, 2003). Or, the dozens of overseas Tests captains made him sit out when only one spinner, his own understudy Harbhajan Singh played as the lone spinner. (BCCI has complete faith in Kumble: Anurag Thakur)Sourav Ganguly, the one captain who had to make such difficult choices time and again calls Kumble a “gentleman” for being able to take personal dejections on his chin, saying, “That has been the greatest regret of my captaincy career as I had to make Kumble sit out many times. Never did he sulk or complain.” (India coaches from the past | BCCI finally gets over its obsession with foreign coaches)Except for once. Kumble, seemingly downhill since his shoulder surgery in 2001, was again made to sit out of the Brisbane Test, the first of that memorable India-Australia 2003-04 series as Ganguly drafted Harbhajan in the XI. At the end of first day’s play, while the team packed their kits and went back to the Hotel, Ganguly was just settling down with his family for the evening when Kumble knocked at the door. “I want to announce retirement at the end of this Test and go back home,” boom went Kumble, even as a dazed Ganguly kept looking at his face. All he could do was to call out his wife Dona and ask her to request Kumble to hold onto his decision till at least the end of the series. (Kumble Funfacts)advertisementAs luck would have it, Harbhajan broke his finger during that Test and went in for a surgery. Kumble got into the XI and picked up 24 wickets in the remaining three Tests, including the important ones in India’s historic win at Adelaide and never looked back again till he himself decided to hang up his boots on that November 2 (2008) afternoon at Kotla.Captaincy came late to him, more as default than anything. But the year he led India in Tests he got the best out of his players and when he realised his shoulder couldn’t take the load, he retired midway in the series that India were to win against Australia. He didn’t even wait for the last Test to hold aloft the Gavaskar-Border Trophy, allowing the new captain MS Dhoni the honours. Like a True Gentleman, typically Kumble.PS: A note to the Team – Anil Kumble was also a no-nonsense player. He wouldn’t let the current ones to concede even an inch while on the field.last_img read more

Forget Costa, Morata already killing it!

first_imgChelsea Forget about Costa: Six games and Morata is already killing it! Nizaar Kinsella Click here to see more stories from this author Chelsea correspondent Last updated 2 years ago 00:23 24/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(8) Alvaro Morata Chelsea 2017 Getty Images Chelsea Premier League Stoke City Stoke City v Chelsea Antonio Conte Morata Opinion Transfers The Blues have transitioned seamlessly from one star striker to another and they are showing that they are serious about the title once again Replacing Diego Costa shouldn’t have been so easy but Alvaro Morata has already consigned Chelsea’s former hero to history. Just a day after it had been confirmed that the Blues had agreed a fee with Atletico Madrid for Costa, Morata was involved in his sixth, seventh and eighth goals for Chelsea since joining from Real Madrid during the summer.Chelsea 9/2 to win Premier League Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing The 24-year-old was sensational against Stoke City on Saturday, taking a perfect touch in the box from a long pass from Cesar Azpilicueta before lofting the ball over Jack Butland to make it 1-0 to the visitors.Manager Antonio Conte said Morata “feels the goal in every moment” and it was his positioning that gave him the edge over a makeshift Stoke City defence for the opener but his three goals displayed different skill-sets, with his second showcasing his blistering pace and under-rated dribbling ability.His predatory instincts were on display when completed his hat-trick by finishing off a beautiful team move in which Azpilicueta set Morata up for the fourth time this season by chesting the ball into his fellow Spaniard’s path, thus leaving the No.9 with a tap-in.Alvaro Morata ChelseaIt meant that Morata equalled Costa’s club-record of being involved in eight goals in his first six Premier League appearances for Chelsea, as the former Juventus striker has already struck six times since arriving in England, as well as notching two assists.Of course, matching Costa’s impact at Chelsea will not be easy. The 28-year-old won more points than any other player with his goals during last season’s title triumph. He was the Blues’ powerhouse up front, turning defeats and draws into victories through sheer force of nature.However, Morata is already proving just as influential – albeit in a different way – with the added bonus that he is four years younger than Costa. Indeed, as Conte pointed out, the hungry Morata is only going to get better.”Morata is already a really good striker but I think he can improve a lot,” the Italian stated. “Despite being a young player, he has played with Real Madrid and Juventus, and in his career he has won a lot.”We are trying to work very hard with him, to adapt himself in our style of football, our idea. But, for me, the striker is very important and he is a good guy who wants to improve a lot. He wants to become one of the best.”Morata wasn’t the only Spaniard to shine at Stoke, though. Pedro scored Chelsea’s second and Azpilicueta was outstanding during a win that proved the Blues showed that they have the quality all over the pitch to fight off the Manchester clubs and retain their Premier League crown.Alvaro Morata Chelsea Stats PSOf course, many initially doubted whether Morata was good enough to lead the line for Antonio Conte’s side. As he himself said of the critics after the shootout loss to Arsenal in the season-opening Community Shield clash with Arsenal, “I’ve only had two friendlies, 15 minutes officially and a missed penalty, and they’re already killing me.”However, Chelsea legend Frank Lampard was one of the few impressed by what he saw of Morata during those early days.”Diego Costa is not easy to replace and I don’t think you can replace him with someone exactly in his mould,” the former England international told Goal . “But, in Morata, I think they have a young player with great movement.”Indeed, despite the sale of Costa, Chelsea are still clearly in possession of a No.9 capable of firing them to another title triumph. Just six games into the new season, and Morata is already killing it. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Messi & Maradona arrive for FIFA’s The Best awards

first_imgLionel Messi Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and stars of football arrive for FIFA’s The Best award ceremony Last updated 2 years ago 02:10 10/24/17 Comments(9) 1/18 Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and stars of football arrive for FIFA’s The Best award ceremony Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and wife Antonella Getty Arsenal midfielder Granit Khaka Getty Full screen 1 of 18 Share Close Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and wife Antonella were among the stars out in force on FIFA’s green carpet at Monday night’s The Best award ceremony in London… FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Lionel Messi Real Madrid v Eibar Real Madrid Eibar Primera Divisiónlast_img read more

IPL 2019: Learning a lot from MS Dhoni, happy to be part of CSK, says Imran Tahir

first_imgIPL 2019: Learning a lot from MS Dhoni, happy to be part of CSK, says Imran TahirIPL 2019: Imran Tahir, the Purple Cap holder in the 2019 Indian Premier League, said he was happy to learn from MS Dhoni and thrilled to be part of Chennai Super Kings.advertisement Rajarshi Gupta KolkataApril 14, 2019UPDATED: April 14, 2019 23:53 IST Man of the Match Imran Tahir said he was happy to be playing for the Chennai Super Kings Courtesy by BCCIHIGHLIGHTSImran Tahir said he was happy to be playing for 3-time champions Chennai Super KingsTahir was named man-of-the-match after helping CSK beat KKR by 5 wickets on SundayTahir picked 4 for 27 to help CSK beat KKR on SundayImran Tahir became only the 4th 40-year-old to take a 4-wicket haul in IPL history and he was named man-of-the-match after helping Chennai Super Kings to their 7th win in 8 matches in the 2019 Indian Premier League. Tahir picked career-best figures of 4 for 27 as Kolkata Knight Riders lost by 5 wickets at the Eden Gardens on Sunday.Imran Tahir was lined up against some of KKR’s most dangerous batsmen and he delivered. He removed Nitish Rana, Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn and Andre Russell as CSK restricted Kolkata to 161 for 8 off 20 overs despite Lynn’s 82.Tahir was a crucial cog in the wheel for Chennai Super Kings in 2018 when they won the IPL for the 3rd time. This year, Tahir has taken 13 wickets from 8 matches and he said he was happy to contribute to the team’s cause and more than happy to learn from MS Dhoni, the legendary CSK captain.Truly on a purple path is the #ParasakthiExpress! #WhistlePodu #Yellove pic.twitter.com/fC2n1MJvk6Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) April 14, 2019″Playing with MSD, getting his advice and learning a lot from him and I am really, really happy to be part of CSK,” Tahir said at the post-match prensentation ceremony.Imran Tahir said his plan was simple against some of the most dangerous T20 batsmen. KKR boast of Chris Lynn and Andre Russell in their line-up and Tahir was able to outfox them both. Russell has been in top form this IPL and his wicket in the 15th over meant CSK did not have to chase a much higher target.advertisement”We won and that’s the most pleaasing thing. Am more than pleased as long as I am doing what the team wants. My plan was simple. They have some very good players. I used my variations and I am happy with the way they came off. Hard work is paying off. My wife and kid always support me. I have no worries in my head,” Tahir saidAlso Read | Imran Tahir proves age is just a number with 4-wicket haul vs KKRAlso Read | IPL 2019: Suresh Raina, Imran Tahir star as CSK smash KKR at Eden GardensAlso Read | IPL 2019: Jos Buttler 89 scripts Rajasthan Royals victory over Mumbai IndiansAlso Watch | KKR head coach Jacques Kallis explains why he is in awe of Andre RusselFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byRoshni Tags :Follow KKR vs CSKFollow Kolkata Knight RidersFollow Chennai Super KingsFollow MS DhoniFollow Imran TahirFollow IPL 2019last_img read more

As sword of arrest hangs over Naidu his 18 MLAs approach BJP

first_imgNew Delhi: The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) seem to be on the verge of collapse, as more than two-thirds of party MLAs have approached the state BJP leadership in Andhra Pradesh. After a major defection in the Rajya Sabha, where four out of six TDP MPs defected to the BJP, the developments in Andhra Pradesh seems set to deliver a big jolt to TDP supremo N. Chandrababu Naidu who is making last ditch efforts to prevent party legislators from pulling off another defection on the lines of the one in the Rajya Sabha. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity! Talking to the IANS, BJP National Secretary and co-in-charge of Andhra Pradesh, Sunil Deodhar said that around 18 MLAs were in touch with his party. At present TDP has 23 MLAs in the 175 members Assembly of Andhra Pradesh. “The MLAs are well aware that TDP boss Naidu will soon be in jail on (alleged) multiple charges relating to corruption. Several close aides and family members of Naidu are also involved in corruption. It is for this reason that MLAs are approaching us. They realise that TDP’s image of a clean party has taken a beating,” said Deodhar who is also BJP’s state in-charge for Tripura. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killed Upbeat about political developments in the state favouring BJP, the party is launching one of its biggest ever membership drives in Andhra Pradesh which will begin simultaneously from all Dalit settlements in each district of the state. “Our focus is to reach the poorest of the poor. We are targeting at least one lakh new members in each Lok Sabha constituency. Beside this programme , the party is also preparing for the all important annual three-day meet of top RSS leaders beginning July 11 in Visakhapattnam,” said Deodhar, a full-time pracharak of RSS in the northeast, who later joined as national office-bearer of the BJP. Deodhar also informed that on July 6, RSS Sarsanghchalak (Chief) Mohan Bhagwat will be present in Guntur for a gurudakshina programme. Several senior BJP leaders are expected to join this function. Commenting on the TDP’s dismal performance in the recent state assembly polls, Deodhar said that Naidu threw norms of propriety to the wind as his government indulged in gross financial irregularities. “TDP is now a party with no future as Naidu’s misdeeds and acts of corruption have been exposed in public. From cash-for-vote scandal to various controversial government contracts awarded by his (TDP) government, Naidu seems neck-deep in corruption. The sword of arrest hangs over his head. It is almost certain that he (Naidu) will be in jail soon,” said Deodhar who was the main architect of BJP’s historic win in the Assembly elections of Tripura.last_img read more

Vidyut Jamwals Junglee a big winner at Jackie Chan International Film Week

first_imgMumbai: Vidyut Jamwal’s “Junglee” won two awards at the Jackie Chan International Film Week in China and the actor says he is honoured with the recognition. The film bagged the awards for best action sequence choreographer and special jury prize for best action family film at the fifth edition of the Jackie Chan International Film Week. “Everything we choreograph in my country India, it is very difficult because when we show it to somebody and they say Jackie Chan has done this before. So for us it is a great honour to be doing this and being acknowledged by the great jury. Thank you for the inspiring us,” Vidyut said in a statement. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka The actor said the idea to make “Junglee” was to spread awareness among the the younger generation about the illegal tusk trade happening across the globe. “In India we did not have a movie on real animals since 40 years. The new generation is not aware about the tusk trade that is happening around the world. So for us it was very important to make a movie for generations to come. “It is a great moment to get jury it means a lot to us. Thank you Jackie Chan, the jury and the most important thing is Chinese government for helping us and the whole world to stop the trade of ivory,” Vidyut said. The action-adventure film is directed by American filmmaker Chuck Russell and produced by Junglee Pictures. The film released in March this year.last_img read more

Still investigating RCMP say too early to know what happened in Broncos

first_imgREGINA – Police say it’s too early to say what happened in a fatal bus crash involving the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team and whether charges will be laid.Complex collision reconstruction investigations take time and are often measured in weeks and months rather than days.  But be assured, we are committed to providing updates as the investigation progresses.— RCMP Saskatchewan (@RCMPSK) April 19, 2018“All of our efforts are dedicated to determining why the tractor-trailer unit was in the intersection,” Zablocki said Thursday.“We know the road conditions were clear and the sun was shining at the time of the collision.”Sixteen people — including 10 players — were killed and another 13 people were injured. The driver of the semi-trailer was not hurt. He was taken into custody immediately after the collision and released later that evening.“The tractor-trailer unit driver remains in regular contact with our officers,” said Zablocki. He said the driver’s level of experience, the size of his load and where he was headed will be part of the investigation.Sukhmander Singh, the owner of the Calgary-based trucking company, said the truck driver is doing better.“He’s feeling good now and going to the doctor,” said Singh, who added the driver is still in counselling.Singh said he’s basically out of business after Alberta Transportation ordered Adesh Deol Trucking Ltd. to keep its only other truck off the road. The move is standard when a company has been involved in a serious accident, the province has said.“I’m just waiting for the investigation,” said Singh.Zablocki said there are still many unanswered questions and an investigation of such magnitude is measured in weeks or months, not days.He said experts are looking into three areas: environmental factors such as road conditions and visibility, the mechanics of both vehicles and the role of the drivers.The intersection north of Saskatoon was closed Thursday because a forensic collision reconstruction team was doing more tests and analysis.Zablocki said it’s not unusual to revisit a collision scene.“Our folks have gone back … to reposition similar or like vehicles in the area, in the intersection, and further examine potential site lines and other analytical aspects.”— With files from Bill Graveland in Calgarylast_img read more

Peace Valley OSB Plant to close this summer

first_imgUPDATE – In a letter given to employees that was shared with Moose FM/Energeticcity.ca, the company told employees they would be terminated as of August 9, 2019. All employees will receive pay until September 6, 2019. The letter went on to say “This is a difficult decision, and is not a reflection of the Peace Valley team or your efforts over the past several months to reduce costs.”FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Several sources have confirmed to Moose FM/Energeticcity.ca that the Peace Valley OSB Plant will close this summer.Sources say the staff were told Thursday morning that the plant would close as of August 9, 2019. Approximately 190 people work at the facility. Staff were told the shutdown was due to poor market conditions in Western Canada and the US. RELATED STORIESMinister of Forests says reason for Peace Valley closure is not due to impacts of Bill-22MLA Dan Davies voices concerns over Peace Valley OSB Plant closure Officials from Louisiana Pacific have not confirmed these details or released an official statement about the announcement.We will update this story as more information becomes available.last_img read more

BC First Nations urge province not to cherrypick from mine report advice

by Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 3, 2015 5:59 pm MDT B.C. First Nations urge province not to cherry-pick from mine report advice AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email VANCOUVER – First Nations leaders are urging the B.C. government to adopt each of the seven recommendations laid out in a review of the Mount Polley mine disaster.First Nations Summit Grand Chief Ed John said the resulting “massive breach of public confidence” means the province cannot afford to cherry-pick from the conclusions of a report into a tailings dam failure in the province’s Interior.John made the comments Tuesday, the same day Imperial Metals Corp. (TSX:III) announced conservation and fisheries’ officers served search warrants on the company’s headquarters and Mount Polley offices as part of an investigation into possible breaches of the Fisheries Act.“I think when you mix water and tailings it’s a recipe for disaster,” John told a news conference Tuesday, commending the work of a government-ordered expert panel that blamed poor dam design for the collapse at the open pit gold and copper mine.The report, released last week, said building the mine’s tailings site on a sloped glacial lake failed to account for drainage and erosion.It likened the ad hoc approach to the pond’s design and construction to loading a gun and pulling the trigger.“We urge the province of British Columbia … to know and understand this is not a smorgasbord,” said Grand Chief Stewart Philip of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs about the seven recommendations.He called on the B.C. government to take immediate action in implementing the panel’s conclusions.“There has to be serious mining reform, there has to be safer oversight,” he said, adding the need for an overhaul of the regulatory regime.Meantime, the company said it understands that warrants are a normal means of investigation and it has co-operated fully with the regulatory authorities.The dam’s collapse in the early hours of Aug. 4 last year sent 24 million cubic metres of wastewater gushing into nearby lakes and streams in an event Philip described as one of the worst disasters in Canadian mining history.The failure could not have happened at a worse time, said Xat’sull Chief Bev Sellars, describing the impact on the Fraser River’s migrating salmon population.“Very few people fished in the river this year,” she said. “There were a lot of empty freezers and a lot of empty smokehouses.”She described the absence of First Nations participation in the province’s mining industry as a “huge gap.”“The First Nations are not involved when these decisions are made and we’re going to change that.”Imperial Metals Corp. has said the tailings pond storage facility was constructed in accordance with engineering standards.The company said the panel report stated the weaker glacial till was found eight metres below the dam’s surface, much deeper than assumed by the design criteria.Mines Minister Bill Bennett said in a statement that the government will require all mines with tailing storage facilities to establish independent tailings dam review boards.There are currently 98 permitted tailings storage facilities in the province, with 123 dams at 60 metal and coal mines in B.C.Bennett said the government would also establish a review group, which would include First Nations representation, to discuss implementing the remaining panel recommendations.The province is awaiting results of two other reports on the Mount Polley mine disaster — one from the chief inspector of mines and another from the Conservation Officer Service. Both are expected to be released sometime this summer. read more

UN relief officials sound alarm over deepening food insecurity in Palestine

Preliminary results of a joint UN survey carried out by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the World Food Programme (WFP), the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) found that 1.6 million people – or 34 per cent of households – were food insecure in 2012. This represents a “dramatic” rise from 27 per cent in 2011, stated a joint news release from WFP and UNRWA. Contributing factors include high unemployment rates, stagnant economic growth, the financial problems of the Palestinian Authority, the continued Israeli occupation of the West Bank and the six-year blockade of Gaza.WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin and UNRWA Commissioner-General Filippo Grandi today visited a Bedouin village between Jerusalem and Jericho where a food distribution carried out jointly by the two agencies was taking place.“High food prices and low wages mean that 1.6 million Palestinians don’t know from where their next meal is coming,” said Ms. Cousin. “Yet food security is security. Food security is a vital component for sustained peace across the region.” Ms. Cousin also welcomed a new agreement with UNRWA that will strengthen cooperation in Palestine and throughout the region and address the urgent needs of the population.In nearby Jericho, she met shoppers using electronic vouchers from WFP to buy olive oil, salt and other groceries, most of which are produced locally in Palestine. In the past three years, WFP has injected more than $100 million into the Palestinian economy through local purchase and the redemption of electronic food vouchers. This investment supports local businesses and generates employment.WFP reaches approximately 650,000 food-insecure, non-refugee households in Palestine. Meanwhile, UNRWA provides food assistance to more than one million food-insecure Palestine refugees across the Middle East.During the visit to the village of Khan al Ahmar, the two officials signed a Memorandum of Understanding, in an agreement which will deepen and expand ties between their agencies.“As well as cooperating more in the fields of food security and nutrition, we can share expertise in logistics, supply chain management and other initiatives, not just in Palestine, but regionally, particularly as we face up to the challenge of the Syria crisis,” said Mr. Grandi. read more

Blue Jackets prepare for St Louis Blues

Following the Blue Jackets’ 5-3 loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday, left winger R.J. Umberger was already looking ahead to Tuesday’s game against the St. Louis Blues. “We really want to come out and get a win against St. Louis,” Umberger said. “That’s a team we love to beat.” Defeating the Blues will be no small task for the Blue Jackets. Following a 3-0 victory against the San Jose Sharks on Sunday, St. Louis has 75 points, good for third place in the National Hockey League standings and second place behind the Detroit Red Wings in the Central Division of the Western Conference. The Blues have been, arguably, one of the best teams all season since former Blue Jackets’ coach Ken Hitchcock took over in early November. Under Hitchcock, the Blues have gone 21-5-6. The Blues’ have compiled their record behind the prowess of the goaltending tandem of Brian Elliott and Jaroslav Halak. Halak is tied for the NHL lead in shutouts with six and Elliot is close behind with five. It could be argued that Hitchcock’s defense-first system is responsible for the stellar goaltending that the Blues’ have seen this season, but the fact remains that the Blue Jackets could have a hard time scoring in Tuesday’s game. On the other end of this goaltending spectrum is Blue Jackets’ goalie Steve Mason, who looks like he will be getting his third straight start, with the Blue Jackets’ other goalie, Curtis Sanford, out indefinitely with a back ailment. Mason has long been the brunt of criticism this season, and has done nothing with his play to put his critics to rest. Interim coach Todd Richards said he was happy with Mason’s effort after Sunday’s game against the Ducks, despite the fact that Mason gave up five goals. “I thought he gave us a chance,” Richards said following the game. “There’s only certain things he can control.” Mason will be key to giving the Blue Jackets’ a chance on Tuesday. If he can’t keep the score close, the Blues’ defensive system might prove to be too much for the Blue Jackets’ offense. Another key to the game will be the Jackets’ power play. It is the one point of consistency that the Blue Jackets’ seem to have found. Following the game against the Ducks’ in which the Blue Jackets recorded two power-play tallies, they now have seven power-play goals in their last five games. Richards credited the success of his team’s power play to their ability to hold on to the puck. “We’re able to retain possession of the puck,” he said. “We’re scoring in a lot of different ways.” Blue Jackets’ defenseman James Wisniewski said after Sunday’s game that it was time for the team to look “deep down.” The game against the Blues will prove whether the team takes this message to heart. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday at Nationwide Arena. read more

BHP awards Central Systems Mount Newman iron ore contract

first_imgResource Development Group’s Central Systems subsidiary says it has been awarded a contract by BHP to undertake works at the company’s Mount Newman iron ore mine in Western Australia.The works, to be undertaken for BHP Iron Ore, together with a further recent project award from BHP (through its framework agreement with the company) and a smaller award from Fortescue Metals Group yield combined contract values of around A$14 million ($9.8 million), Central Systems said.Central Systems is a multi-discipline construction and remedial services contractor delivering civil, SMPT and E&I construction services.last_img read more

ISIS cyber criminal who hid USB drive in cufflinks sentenced to 8

first_img A BRITISH NATIONAL has been jailed today for being a member of the so-called Islamic State, and for a series of terrorism offences related to his cyber activity.Samata Ullah, with an address in the Welsh capital Cardiff, was arrested at his home last year.A police raid unearthed evidence that he was part of a global terrorist network that had been using their cyber skills to assist IS.Ullah had provided instructional videos on how to use encryption programmes to hide online terrorist material from the authorities. He also assisted IS to help spread its propaganda on the dark web. 12,392 Views May 2nd 2017, 5:40 PM Tuesday 2 May 2017, 5:40 PM The adapted cufflinks hid a USB stick inside Source: Metropolitan Police PA Wire/PA ImagesThe police also found him in possession of items that could have been used to plan and carry out terrorist attacks.One item found was a set of adapted cufflinks, which hid a USB drive.On that USB was information related to ISIS. In all, police recovered eight terabytes of data from Ullah’s computers.Commander Dean Haydon, counter terrorism command, said: “Just because Ullah’s activity was in the virtual world we never underestimated how dangerous his activity was.He sat in his bedroom in Wales and created online content with the sole intention of aiding people who wanted to actively support ISIS and avoid getting caught by the authorities.Sue Hemming, from the Crown Prosecution Service’s counter terrorism division, said: “Left unchecked, the actions of Sumata Ullah could well have helped others carry out further terrorist attacks either in the UK or abroad.Ullah wrongly assumed he could hide behind the perceived anonymity of the online world to help the planning of terrorist attacks. However, prosecutors worked with police to build a strong case that left Ullah with little option but to admit his offending.He was sentenced to eight years in prison at London’s Old Bailey today, with a further five on licence.Read: Dublin Lord Mayor calls for Home Sweet Home to donate remaining €129,000 to homeless charitiesRead: Renua are claiming Luas works make O’Connell St ‘look like 1916’ 16 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share Tweet Email1 center_img http://jrnl.ie/3369396 Image: Metropolitan Police PA Wire/PA Images ISIS cyber criminal who hid USB drive in cufflinks sentenced to 8 years in prison Samata Allah was alleged to have assisted IS in spreading its propaganda online. Image: Metropolitan Police PA Wire/PA Images By Sean Murray Short URLlast_img read more

How to Score the Best Black Friday Deals for Gaming Tech and

first_img ‘Tis the season for Black Friday shopping and if you want to score the best deals on gaming, tech, and more, we have you covered from pre-sales to the big day.This retail holiday tends to be chaotic, but you can stay ahead of the game with a good plan of attack: set a firm electronics budget, browse competitively beforehand, and avoid scammy promotions. Once Black Friday hits, you’ll be at your favorite store early and ready to find the best gadgets for yourself and everyone else on your list.Spend SmartlyPhoto Credit: rawpixel/UnsplashBefore the Black Friday madness begins, you might be tempted to drop major bucks on products. As much as that new gaming console or smart watch might catch your eye, consider who you’re buying for (including yourself) and how much you can really afford.Setting a firm electronics budget can help you curb Black Friday spending urges. Regardless if you’re going to spend $100 or $1,000, knowing your financial limits is key. If you don’t feel like forking over a lot of cash, save yourself the stress of bills and debt and only purchase what you need. From there, you can make all the magic happen without placing a major dent in your wallet.Search CompetitivelyPhoto Credit: rawpixel/UnsplashWith so many Black Friday promotions, it might be hard to narrow down the best options for geek-centric goods, gaming, and tech. If you’re unsure of what to gift yourself or someone else, you can hit up your preferred retail sites before going to the stores.Browse retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, Game Stop, Target, and Walmart to see their Black Friday deals. If you find a gadget you like, compare its price across shopping destinations and see which outlet is selling it for the cheapest price. It might take more time, but you’ll end up with the best promotions if you do competitive research before the big day. Plus, if you sign up for retailers’ loyalty programs, you can score exclusive pre-sale access, discounts, and more for Black Friday.Shop SafelyPhoto Credit: Heidi Sandstrom/UnsplashDeals, deals, and more deals will hit your computer screen before Black Friday. But, it’s important to sift through the junky promotions to find the good stuff. You might want to jump on that “$50 off Nintendo Switch” or “$100 off Roku TV” deal, however hold off until you scope out the details.Some discounts could be a double-edged sword. You’ll get XYZ dollars off, but that might not include other “ghost” fees, like warranties and taxes. Of course, if there’s a random social media ad that says “enter your information” for Black Friday promotions just skip it. It’s not worth getting spammy emails and having your personal data hacked before the holidays.Arrive EarlyPhoto Credit: Markus Spiske/UnsplashIf you’re one of the brave souls taking part in Black Friday, get to your destination as early as possible. Before Black Friday, check store information to see when doors open, where to park, etc. If you’re in the know about these small factors, your Black Friday shopping trip will likely go smoothly.Once you arrive there, take note of your place in line and plot out your shopping route. If you’re heading to the electronics department, be prepared for a lot of crazy activity. And, if you don’t walk out with what you want, remember, there’s always Cyber Monday. Having a casual attitude about Black Friday helps quell the madness, and if you come prepared, it could be the shopping experience you’ve been waiting for (or more.)More on Geek.com:Sony Reveals Official Black Friday PlayStation DealsGet These Headphones at Black Friday PricesGeek Deals: Save Big on Warhammer Games and DLC with Humble Bundle Sonic Soak Is the Tiny Washing Machine That Goes AnywhereThis $500 SEO Tool Is Only $24 Today Stay on targetlast_img read more