Man City back on top of EPL after Kompany wonder goal

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Leicester was also relishing the contest and it was the visitors who created the first serious opening when Ricardo Pereira skipped into the area and had his shot blocked by Kompany. Marc Albrighton’s follow-up effort was also charged down.City threatened as Foden chested down and volleyed at Schmeichel, then Youri Tielemans forced a low save from Ederson.Sterling raced behind the defense and flicked the ball onto Jonny Evans’ arm but penalty appeals were half-hearted and dismissed by referee Mike Dean.A sign of City tension came as David Silva was booked for a cynical challenge on Tielemans which prevented a breakaway from inside his own half.But City then started to take control, and Sergio Aguero hit the bar with a thumping header. Schmeichel did brilliantly to claw the ball off the line as it bounced down.City finished the half on top but there was another moment of alarm as Kompany was booked for bringing down James Maddison in full flow.City sent on Leroy Sane and poured all its efforts into attack after the break. City appealed for another penalty as Sterling went down under a Hamza Choudhury challenge but nothing was given and the Foxes almost caught the hosts out as Maddison flashed an effort wide.The tension increased and the anxiety was evident as Aguero was denied at point-blank range by Schmeichel after Evans miskicked.Then Kompany produced his first league goal of the season.“I didn’t score this season, but for me I always feel in big moments, in moments like this, I’m going to do something,” Kompany said. “I don’t know whether it’s a header or anything, I always feel like I’m going to do something. All I’m going to say is I’ve scored goals like that in training.” Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Rockets overcome Warriors anew, tie playoff series after trailing 0-2 View comments The celebrations from Kompany, Guardiola and almost everyone connected with the home side were exuberant and emotional but the game still had to be closed out.Hearts will have been in mouths when former City striker Kelechi Iheanacho got clear but he missed the target, and City held on.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid “One more game,” Guardiola said. “We were seven points behind not long ago from Liverpool but we didn’t give up.“I know now is not (about) saying how good was the season, now is arriving first. We just have to win our game.”It was anything but straightforward against Leicester who, under the guidance of former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, proved tough defensively and a threat on the break.Yet City, knowing the importance of victory, gave it everything. They were again missing the midfield composure of Fernandinho but made their usual high-energy start.Bernardo Silva and Raheem Sterling tore down the right and left flanks respectively and cut inside menacingly while Phil Foden, again trusted by Guardiola in another key fixture, was also lively.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Few will have expected Kompany to shoot when the ball fell to him 30 yards out but he let fly with a powerful strike.“Vinny, I tell you, ‘No shoot!’” City striker Sergio Aguero was captured on television telling Kompany after the final whistle.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, logisticsLeicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel had no chance as the ball swerved away from him into the top corner.Pep Guardiola’s treble-chasing side needed to win to retain control of their title destiny, and their 13th successive victory took them a point above Liverpool. City should successfully defend the title next Sunday at lowly Brighton. Liverpool hosts Wolverhampton at the same time. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Manchester City’s Vincent Kompany, second left, celebrates with Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva after scoring his side’s opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Leicester City at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Monday, May 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)MANCHESTER, England — Manchester City returned to the top of the English Premier League with one round left after captain Vincent Kompany hit a sensational goal to beat Leicester 1-0 in a dramatic and tense match on Monday.The ferocious long-range shot by City’s long-serving and influential captain settled nerves 70 minutes into the nail-biting contest at Etihad Stadium.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Read More →

Ajay Jayaram loses in Korea Open final, bags silver

first_imgA fairytale ending eluded him as Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram’s rampaging run was brought to a halt by defending champion and World No. 1 Chen Long of China in the final of the USD 600,000 Korea Open Super Series event on Sunday.After producing a giant-killing run to earn a maiden Super Series final appearance, Jayaram failed to breach the Chinese wall as his fight ended with a 14-21, 13-21 loss to the current world champion Long in a 39-minute men’s singles final.En route to the summit showdown, Jayaram punched above his weight, stunning the likes of World No. 6 Dane Viktor Axelsen, Japan’s Sho Sasaki and Chinese Taipei’s Chou Tien Chen to set up a title clash with Long, an opponent he had lost to at the Hong Kong Open last year.Jayaram, who is coached by Tom John in Bangalore, could not produce the same skill and tenacity that took him to the finals as he succumbed to a series of unforced errors to go down in his toughest test in the tournament and end runner up.Jayaram started with a smash but stumbled on a series of errors to lose points. Long was equally erratic in the beginning as both led 4-4 early on in the opening game. Long, however, quickly regrouped and started dominating proceedings as his smashes got sharper and he thrived on the Indian’s error to lead 9-5.Jayaram showed occasional sparks of brilliance and left Long completely stranded with a deceptive jump shot at 7-9 and with that clawed back at 9-9. However, Long produced two powerful smashes to go into the break with a two-point advantage.advertisementAfter a talk with chief coach Pullela Gopichand, Jayaram came up with a cross court smash but hit long next. The Chinese jumped and smashed in every opportunity he got, while Jayaram looked to accumulate point with some sharp deception.last_img read more

Read More →

SPORT-IND-DHONI 2 LAST

first_img(REOPENS FGN 1) (REOPENS FGN 1) But knowing fully well how he can be misunderstood in this part of the world, Dhoni did his own balancing act praising the opposition. “But things have changed. Its not a Bangladesh team of 2004. They have a fantastic squad, they have improved a lot and thats showing in their performance.” He agreed that any defeat hurts but staying in present is paramount. “Staying in the present helps. If you start thinking about past, you always feel hurt but its important to forget about past. You can only take your learnings out of it. We played to our strength and glad we did that as this was an important win.” After his match-finishing act today, someone asked if he still feels that he cannot win matches regularly as he had said late last year, a smiling Dhoni replied: “More than me, the media said (laughs). (On a serious note) I can play big shots. Its about consistency. “A Suresh Raina or a Rohit Sharma can actually play big shots from the first delivery. In the sub-continent, it is very difficult to play big shots straightaway when you are coming down the order. The ball reverses and also is soft.” “Out of 10 innings, I might be able finish in 5 innings but some in the team have strength to do that in 7 out of 10 innings. So I think we criticise individuals too much without giving them a fair run. We have a habit of throwing statistics but I would like to check the statistics of last 50 years (limited overs have been serious played only last 33 years) as to who has finished how many games for India,” concluded Dhoni. PTI KHS PM PMadvertisementlast_img read more

Read More →

Ashes 2017: Jonny Bairstow celebrates maiden hundred with helmet headbutt

first_imgTales of Jonny Bairstow’s headbutting incident left Australia captain Steve Smith giggling like a schoolboy just weeks ago, but the wicket-keeper batsman’s maiden Ashes century in Perth on Friday allowed England skipper Joe Root the last laugh.Bairstow gently tapped his helmet against his head upon reaching the milestone to the delight of Root and his team mates who jubilantly roared their support in the dressing room.The wicketkeeper’s 119 helped push England to 403 on day two of the third Test, their highest first innings total in Australia since January, 2011.Bairstow said his celebration was a bit of “light-hearted, fun” in reference to the October night out where he greeted Australia opener Cameron Bancroft with a headbutt at a bar.It took nearly a month for the incident to be revealed, however, when Australia’s fielders were heard trying to get inside the Yorkshireman’s head when he was batting during the series-opener in Brisbane.Bancroft recalled the incident in a news conference with his captain Smith sat beside him laughing heartily following England’s 10-wicket first Test defeat at the Gabba.Bairstow felt he had been “stitched up” by Australia and that the event had been blown completely out of proportion.So he celebrated emotionally at the WACA after pulling Mitchell Marsh behind square for a single to reach his ton.”The hundred, in many ways, was my favourite one,” the 28-year-old told reporters.”I’ve played in a few Ashes series so far now and to score an Ashes hundred is something you dream about as a kid.advertisement”It was really good fun out there, I absolutely loved every single minute of it.”Bairstow was unable to truly cash in, with his batting partners crumbling around him as England lost their last six wickets for 35 runs.He was bowled by a full inswinger from fast bowler Mitchell Starc which clipped the inside edge and uprooted middle stump.But his first Test hundred in 18 months helped tweak the narrative of England’s Ashes tour, which up to Perth had been blighted by a string of off-field incidents.It was also a part of an England record fifth wicket stand of 237 runs with Dawid Malan, who scored a fine 140.Anchored by 92 not out captain Steve Smith, Australia moved to 203 for three at stumps, having trimmed England’s lead to 200 runs.Bairstow felt England remained well placed in the match, despite the late batting collapse in the morning session.”You can look at it both ways and say, look, it was a fantastic recovery from being 100 for four and we’ve got 400 on the board,” he said.”Or you can look at it and go, ‘yeah, well, we’ve let the position slip.”But at the same time … we’ve got the capabilities of taking five-six wickets in a session, we’ve shown that previously so there’s no reason why we can’t now.”(Courtesy: Reuters)last_img read more

Read More →

Man snatches iPhone to shoot TikTok video

first_imgNew Delhi: In order to shoot videos for social media application, a person snatched an I phone XS in East Delhi area. He was arrested by police.According to police, on June 12 a complaint was received in Preet Vihar police station wherein complainant Jatin Chhabra alleged that he had given an ad on the internet to sell his I phone, XS and phone deal was finalised for Rs 80,000. Both parties agreed to meet near Preet Vihar, red light to deliver the phone. Also Read – Kejriwal ‘denied political clearance’ to attend climate meet in DenmarkAt about 6 PM, the complainant met accused Jatin Nagar(20). “Suddenly Jatin Nagar snatched his mobile and ran away. On June 15, when Jatin Nagar was commuting via Vikas Marg local police apprehended him with his KTM bike,” police said. Deputy Commissioner of Police ( East) Jasmeet Singh said that as per his version he uploads video through Tiktok and earn money. For shooting video he has snatched this mobile from the complainant as this mobile has all features for good shooting. He is at present working in the call centre, Kaushambi. No previous criminal record. “The accused had told during interrogation that he used to get Rs.3 per like on the video which he uploads in social media, “said Singh. In another case, valuables of a 74-year-old woman were robbed by bike-borne men in Tughlak Road area. She came down from her car when the accused targeted her valuables.last_img read more

Read More →

N S Vishwanathan renamed RBI deputy guv for one year

first_imgNew Delhi: N S Vishwanathan was Monday re-appointed as deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for one more year, an official order said. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved re-appointment of Vishwanathan as the deputy governor for a period of one more year with effect from July 4 this year, the order issued by the Personnel Ministry said.His existing tenure was to end Wednesday, July 3. Vishwanathan is one of the three deputy governors, besides B P Kanungo and M K Jain, working at the central bank. Viral Acharya had last month resigned from the post of deputy governor, RBI. Acharya, a New York University economics professor, resigned six months before the scheduled end of his three-year term. Agencieslast_img read more

Read More →

Lengthy process to name new Manitoba treaty commissioner draws to close

first_imgThe Canadian PressWINNIPEG _ A lawyer with extensive experience in Indigenous self-government negotiations has been named by the federal government as the new treaty commissioner for Manitoba.Loretta Ross, who comes from Manitoba’s Hollow Water First Nation, was chosen after a lengthy, non-partisan vetting process that began last May.She will be responsible for helping improve treaty relationships during her one-year term.The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs recommended the Queen’s University law school graduate to the federal government last fall, at which point the job had been vacant for six months.Ottawa and the AMC created the role in 2005 _ a joint attempt to set up a neutral office that would better relationships governed by treaties that date back centuries.Ross will take office next Monday.“It’s a pretty big discussion,” Ross said Wednesday. “It’s taking a look at the treaties and saying between governments, between nations, what does that relationship look like now, and how do we go forward?”Ross spent a year working in Toronto before coming home to Manitoba, where she did a nine-month stint doing research work for the Aboriginal Justice Implementation Commission.From there, her legal practice focused primarily on child and family service law. In 1995, she joined AMC, where she spent a decade mired in Indigenous self-government negotiations which invariably entwined with treaties.After leaving AMC, she served for a while as lawyer for Fox Cree Nation and later served as legal counsel for Hollow Water.The Liberal government let former treaty commissioner James Wilson’s appointment _ made by the former Conservative government and reappointed in 2014 without AMC’s approval _ lapse in 2016.Ross’s appointment was one of many slowed by new federal processes to make sure such moves were non-partisan.AMC Grand Chief Derek Nepinak said the organization is “happy” with Ross’s selection.“We think she’ll be able to handle the difficult questions,” he said, particularly legal ones. Nepinak’s hope is that Ross will be able to make the treaty commissioner’s role a little more substantial.The office of the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada said in a statement that the government is looking forward to working with Ross “as we rebuild Canada’s relationship with Indigenous peoples based on respect, recognition of right and co-operation.”Ross said discussions between all levels of governments and between nations are going to be key to her appointment.“Each of the parties needs to have a look at the politics, have a look at the legal aspects of treaties and what they mean,” she said. “Maybe we could arrive at a point where we can advance the treaty relationship itself.”news@aptn.calast_img read more

Read More →

For first time in years UN funding on secure and solid basis

In a presentation to the UN General Assembly’s Administrative and Budgetary Committee, Under-Secretary-General for Management Joseph Connor said the rosier financial outlook for the Organization would enable it to address such important concerns as cash deficits, cross-borrowing (taking money from peacekeeping budgets to pay for regular expenses), and reimbursing countries for equipment and troops.”Financial stability and security are close at hand,” Mr. Connor told the Assembly’s Fifth Committee, as it is known. “We may need it now more than ever.”Mr. Connor said that the UN expected Member States to contribute more dues – called “assessed contributions” – than in any previous year, with an aggregate of $4.72 billion projected to be paid over the course of 2001, compared to $2.89 billion paid last year.Of that amount, he said, the UN expected the United States to pay an aggregate of $1.67 billion in 2001, with most of that money to be received between this month and the end of December. Meanwhile, payments from other Member States were expected to total more than $3 billion this year, with most of that money already received by 30 September.Although unpaid peacekeeping assessments were currently high, at $3.281 billion on 30 September, they were expected to be cut in half to $1.538 billion by the end of December, Mr. Connor said. Accordingly, the UN intended to pay all certified claims for contingent-owned equipment, now totalling $505 million, as soon as it received the arrearage payment from the United States. Summarizing the UN’s financial situation, he said that unpaid assessments were down, cash was up, and debt to Member States [which contribute troops and equipment to peacekeeping operations] had been drastically reduced. read more

Read More →

Ohio State womens soccer advances to 2nd round in doubleovertime victory over

OSU sophomore forward Sammy Edwards (19) during a game against Minnesota on Sept. 17 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU lost 2-1. Credit: Sam Harris / For The LanternOhio State women’s soccer forward Sammy Edwards had been searching for her chance all night at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in the first round of the NCAA tournament. The sophomore came out firing on Saturday night against the Butler Bulldogs, but her game-high three first-half shot attempts all came up short.Frustration was building up, but Edwards would finally get her shot at redemption, even if it came after nearly 107 minutes of playing time. In the second overtime, Edwards pushed the frustration to the back of her mind and the net, sending her team to the second round with a goal in the 107th minute for the 2-1 victory.“As (the players’) frustration was going up, they had to get their communication higher and just continue to press and believe that the more opportunities we create, one of them has got to fall,” OSU coach Lori Walker said.OSU (12-6-3) immediately went on the offensive as soon as the game commenced, eager for a postseason victory. Buckeye junior forward Lindsey Agnew attempted the team’s first shot in the 13th minute off of a Nichelle Prince corner kick. Agnew’s shot was blocked, but Edwards countered with an attempt from 12 yards which sailed just over the top of the goalpost.“To have that kind of possession and to have the opportunities we did in the first half and then not feel like we converted, it’s very easy to fall into a level of frustration,” Walker said.The Buckeyes contained the game to Butler’s (16-7-1) side of the field for a majority of the first half. Prince continued to create shots on goal with her heads-up crosses to her forward counterparts. Edwards also had another early opportunity at breaking the deadlock, but she missed over the top on a volley from eight yards out.It was the relentless three-headed attack consisting of Prince, Agnew and Edwards that continually pushed the Buckeyes downfield. The selfish style of play by Prince, who led the Buckeyes with 77 shot attempts entering the tournament, kept the home team on track despite the threat of frustration building up.Both the Buckeyes and the Bulldogs had opportunities to enter halftime with a lead. Strikes on goal by OSU senior midfielder Michela Paradiso at the 35th minute and Butler sophomore defender Maria Collica at the 37th minute nearly changed the course of the game. The Buckeyes took an 8-5 shot lead into the half, although Butler held a slight 2-1 edge with shots on goal.“I was just beating myself up over the misses in the first half, but I didn’t let it get to my head too much,” Edwards said.Although OSU seemed in control throughout the first 45 minutes of play, Butler opened the half with the same aggression that the Buckeyes began the contest with. The OSU women did not fold, answering with a few subsequent trips downfield that nearly resulted in scores.Prince decided to get in on the assertive Buckeye action after playing the distributor role in the first half, attempting shots from six and eight yards out at the 52nd and 62nd minute marks, respectively. However, OSU continued to be inches away from moving the scoreboard.It was not until redshirt junior defender Morgan Wolcott, who had entered Saturday’s game having taken just two shots on goal for the season, recorded possibly the most important goal of her career. Wolcott broke the nil-nil game in the 86th minute with a tap that pushed the ball just inside the right post.“To get a goal that helps us advance further in the NCAAs is big time,” Wolcott said.Minutes later, the energy was almost completely taken out of the Buckeye women. Seconds away from moving on to the second round, Butler senior midfielder Sophia Maccagnone squeezed a free kick just past OSU redshirt junior goalie Jillian McVicker inside the right post.“It’s just similar to our entire season,” Maccagnone said. “We don’t want to stop fighting.”Thinking that they were about to capture the most important victory of the season, the Buckeyes would need to come together on the field and in their minds to prevent Butler from stealing a win.“We kind of all just took a deep breath and reengaged in what we had to do,” Edwards said. “We have been through so much adversity, so just throwing that at us is just another thing we can handle.”That opportunity came in the second overtime when Edwards followed up a miss at the 103rd minute with the game-winner with less than four minutes to go in the final extra period.“I’m very proud of my team and the energy they found in overtime to find a way to win,” Walker said. “We’ve certainly been in overtime many times this year, and I think that gave us a little confidence to get the job done.”The Buckeyes are next scheduled to play the fourth-seeded Virginia Tech Hokies (15-3-2) in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Friday at 3 p.m. in State College, Pennsylvania. read more

Read More →

Measures critical to overall growth of manufacturing sector still outstanding GMSA

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedContinued efforts from Private Sector led to Guyana’s economic growth- GMSA PresidentNovember 10, 2018In “Business”Government measures impacting negatively on Manufacturing sector- NoktaJune 30, 2017In “Business”GMSA wants Gov’t to address slump in manufacturing sectorSeptember 11, 2018In “Business” GMSA President Shyam NoktaThe Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA) on Wednesday held its Annual General Meeting where concerns were raised over measures implemented for the growth of the manufacturing sector and for appropriate legislation to be put in place to prevent the dumping of inferior and harmful products.Addressing stakeholders was GMSA President Shyam Nokta, who noted that despite several measures implemented in the 2018 Budget, most of the proposed measures critical to the manufacturing process and the overall growth of the sector were still outstanding.He added that at the end of June 2017, light manufacturing had marginally grown from 1.3 per cent to 1.9 per cent with a 2.4 per cent projected growth for 2018.“We are still waiting for full-year statistics from the Bank of Guyana for 2017,” Nokta noted.He added that key barriers to the manufacturing sector continued to prevail, but explained that they were being addressed through the Ministerial Roundtable engagement with Finance Minister Winston Jordan.Minister of State, Joseph Harmon delivers the feature address at the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA) Limited Annual General Meeting. Minister of Business, Dominic Gaskin; President of the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association Limited (GMSA), Shyam Nokta; Chairman of the Private Sector Commission, Edward Boyer and GMSA Executive Board Member, Ramesh Dookhoo are also pictured at the head tableAdditionally, Nokta explained that the GMSA advocated for the removal of Valued Added Tax (VAT) on electricity as well as for locally manufactured items to be given a greater share in public procurement.In addition to the removal of VAT on electricity, Nokta called for reduced tariffs for manufacturing entities based on performance thresholds and incentives for renewable energy technologies.He also called for the Government to include the GMSA in the booming oil and gas sector, adding that a local content framework was integral to ensuring that local businesses benefit from the opportunities offered by the sector.Nokta also revealed that in addition to raising the profile of the GMSA, they have been able to spark renewed interest among existing members as well as encourage new members.He said  that at the end of February 2018, the GMSA would have seen its membership growing by 14 per cent.Giving the feature address at the meeting, State Minister Joseph Harmon said, among other things, that through a collaborative effort, the Government of Guyana and members of the Manufacturing Sector can make economic diversification a reality.He also urged the members of the body to continue to support the development and implementation of the Green State Development Strategy (GSDS). read more

Read More →

Suspect nets a million in holdup

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram An armed robber dressed as an employee of a contracting firm netted around 1 million euros after holding up a branch of Alpha Bank at Athens International Airport late last Sunday. The man reportedly told bank employees that he had arrived to take measurements as part of a planned revamp for the branch, police said. He persuaded clerks to lead him to the vault where he took out his gun and forced them to fill his bag with cash before locking them in the vault and fleeing with the loot. Police said they were inspecting footage from surveillance cameras outside the airport that reportedly shows a man with three large bags leaving in a taxi. Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more

Read More →

Kinect en détecteur démotions

first_imgKinect en détecteur d’émotions ?Dans un entretien accordé au magazine MCV, le vice président du département Kinect pour Microsoft, Kudo Tsunoda, a fait quelques révélations concernant la caméra star de la console Xbox 360.Reconnaissance vocale, reconnaissance visuelle, reconnaissance de mouvements…Que manquait-il à Kinect pour devenir la caméra ultime ? Et bien Kudo Tsunoda pense avoir trouver une réponse : l’émotion.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Interviewé par le magazine MCV Uk, le vice président du département Kinect chez Microsoft s’est laissé aller à quelques confessions sur les futurs développement concernant la caméra de la console Xbox 360 : pour être “acteurs au sein d’une véritable histoire”, Kinect pourrait analyser le ton de la voix et traduire cette dernière en occurence d’émotions. Par la suite, les utilisateurs joueraient avec leurs émotions vis à vis du contexte virtuel dans lequel ils sont plongés.«Il y a des expériences fascinantes à concevoir sur ce principe », souligne Kudo Tsunoda.Ce n’est donc pas encore pour maintenant, mais on peut déjà dire que les futurs développements sur Kinect vont jouer avec notre patience !Le 11 avril 2012 à 18:45 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Read More →

Dr Hospedales speaks on issues faced in Caribbean countries

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, June 24, 2016 – We really need to lose some weight, most of us anyway and we really need to quit over eating…. It is a major focus at this year’s Health & Research Conference which features some of the sharpest minds in the Caribbean.Dr. James Hospedales in a one on one with Magnetic Media pulled no punches and agreed that gaining wealth as Caribbean people has made us massive consumers and in addition to having more, we are eating more, often to our detriment and in the case of diabetes, to our death.  “The typical pattern of a country that starts to get some wealth, is people want to consume more, they want to drive a nice car, and those kinds of consumption patterns lead to problems.  So yes sometimes wealth, unless it’s accompanied by a really open eyed view, a wait a minute, we’re getting wealth here, we have to watch these things”.  Dr Hospedales is the Executive Director of CARPHA and said the Turks and Caicos on Thursday presented research conducted here in the TCI on childhood obesity, he also said while no nation has figured out how to beat diabetes as a whole, he believes our smaller Caribbean countries can change that.  “So one of my aspirations is that some of us in the Caribbean should be the first, because we have a serious problem, we can’t afford it.  The problem is not so much the people are greedy, the problem is the environment that we’re in.  You’re bombarded with advertising, the labeling is not very clear, the choices you have in places, the pricing, the availability.  So a lot of things really conspire against us, and give us what we call a  obesogenic environment, where all influences are driving you to consume more that you need.” Meetings for the Health & Research conference, which is for the first time being held in the TCI, will continue into Saturday at Beaches.last_img read more

Read More →

Schools celebrate IDay with patriotic fervour

first_imgVisakhapatnam: Delhi Public School, Anandapuram celebrated the 73d Independence Day with patriotic fervour at its Anandapuram campus. The school’s Pro-Vice Chairman Revanth Viswanath, Correspondent Suma Revanth and Principal Eshwari Prabhakar addressed the students and spoke about the sacrifices made by the freedom fighters to free the country from the British rule. Also Read – Fit India rally held in Vijayawada Advertise With Us Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Public School also celebrated the Independence Day with great pride and gaiety. On the occasion, the student choir presented patriotic song and the fancy dress competition on the theme patriotism was the highlight of the event. Moral story – telling and essay writing competitions were also conducted. The programme concluded with the distribution of sweets. Also Read – PV Sindhu visits Tirumala temple Advertise With Us Little Angels School, Ukkunagaram celebrated the day with grandiosity. The student chief guest K Rama Sai Sumitha unfurled the flag and the school choir roused the patriotic fervour among the crowd. An article was presented about the importance of Independence Day and the role responsibility of youth towards the country. School director M Ranganayaki addressed the students and advised them to take pride in being an Indian. She encouraged them to believe in themselves as the country needs strong-minded youth. Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vihar wore a festive look on the occasion. Colonel K. Srinivasa Rao, best known for his bravery and acumen when he served as the Director of the Artillery operations during the Kargil war graced the event as chief guest.last_img read more

Read More →

Yogi Adityanath govt to cancel arms licences of mafia

first_imgLucknow: The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has decided to cancel the arms licenses of mafia and criminal-turned-politicians and is preparing a list of such names. According to highly placed sources, the state Home Department is drawing up the list of such persons on the instructions of the Chief Minister. “We are checking the track records of prominent persons with criminal antecedents and the number of arm licences issued to them. We are also making a list of the licenses issued to their family and gang members and supporters. It has been seen that though arms licenses are issued to family members, they are used in gang wars,” said a senior official. Also Read – Shah urges women to shun plastic bags Advertise With Us On the list are names of mafia-turned-politicians such as Mukhtar Ansari, Ateeq Ahmad, Dhananjay Singh, Abhay Singh and Raja Bhaiyya. All these leaders, sources said, have multiple licenses. The state government believes that disarming persons with criminal antecedents would go a long way in improving the law and order situation in the state. This would also curb public display of firearms, which is aimed at intimidating the public.last_img read more

Read More →

11 martial arts masters with unexplained powers

first_img Ho Eng Hui1/11One of the most common martial arts ability is the “hand of stone,” the ability to harden a specific part of your body to break boards, cinderblocks, et cetera. Malaysian martial artist Ho Eng Hui has taken this discipline to a whole new level. All of his bodily power is focused in the index finger on his right hand, and that gnarled digit is so mighty that Hui can jam it right through the shell of a coconut. Have you ever tried to crack open a coconut? You need a ball-peen hammer for that. This guy, though, can do it with a single finger. If you want to see him do it, Hui sells medicinal oils in the Jonker Walk Night Market on Friday and Saturday nights.<><> I took a year or so of karate when I was a kid, but let’s be honest: the amazing martial arts feats you see in the movies just aren’t possible by mortal men. Or are they? The human body has been proven capable of some truly astonishing feats if you treat it right.Let’s put that theory to the test, shall we? In the slideshow below, we’ll share with you eleven men and women from all over the globe (or at least Asia) who have pursued the martial arts to a degree that many would consider insane. Not only could they kick your ass in a fight, but they’re doing stuff that could land them in the Guinness Book.You’ll see the usual feats of strength and durability here, but it’s the unusual stuff that really has me scratching my head. It makes sense that if you kick things enough you get really good at kicking, but what kind of training lets you start fires inside your mouth or put animals to sleep with your mind? You don’t get that at the strip mall storefront dojo, that’s for sure.last_img read more

Read More →

This is what trans activist Juno Dawson has to say about transphobic

first_imgTrans author: ‘A lot of gay men are gay men as a consolation prize because they couldn’t be women’LGBTI women’s magazine slams anti-trans lesbians: ‘You do not speak for us’How I’m fighting the feminists who are crowdfunding money for transphobiaRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/juno-dawson-transphobic-feminists/ GAYSTARNEWS- Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Juno Dawson | Photo: Eivind Hansen She furthermore added: ‘I haven’t don’t anything to harm anyone and don’t intend to.’‘I don’t think they’re feminists, I think they’re prejudiced,’ she added, speaking to Femail. ‘If you make sweeping statements about minority groups, you’re a bigot.’Juno’s words are pertinent given a protest against trans women led by a group of lesbian activists occurred at Pride in London on Saturday (7 July).The group of eight women stormed the parade route without accreditation.One of their banners read: ‘Transactivism erases lesbians’. Trans activist and author Juno Dawson has spoken out about the abuse she receives from transphobic feminists, saying: ‘It’s horrible. It feels like bullying.’ Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Juno also opened up about her fears as a trans person saying: ‘The worst part is the fear that you might be battered or murdered on the street. Groups of men can be very unkind.’Juno was speaking ahead of appearance at Latitude Festival today.She will take part in the ‘Who owns the New Feminism’ discussion presented by The Women’s Prize for Fiction later.‘I’m finally who I was supposed to be’She furthermore added: ‘I’m finally who I was supposed to be. On a physical, emotional and spiritual level it’s enormously freeing. Pretending to be a boy almost pushed me to the edge.‘But it is gruelling practically. No one enters transition for the LOLZ.’Lesbian activists block Pride in London march to protest against trans womenlast_img read more

Read More →

Live When will the snow hit Staffordshire Weather causes travel disruption and

first_img Share this video SnapperSquad pictures from March 1 Click to playTap to play Video will play in  The video will start in 1Cancel Play now Watch againcenter_img Video Loading Video Unavailable We pay for stories! Send your videos to video@trinitymirror.comThe yellow weather warning remains in place across Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire as roads have been closed and hundreds of schools have stayed shut. The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice across the region until 11.55pm tonight (March 2) with another coming into force until tomorrow morning at 9am. The adverse weather has led to a number of road closures around the region as more than 330 Staffordshire schools have closed their doors. Current forecasts suggest Stoke-on-Trent could be braced for snow around 5pm this afternoon with the Staffordshire Moorlands set for a coating around 4pm. Read MoreMore school closures in Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire on Friday March 2 2018 The Met Office forecaster says: “Further outbreaks of sleet and snow will steadily edge northwards through the day. The brightest conditions in the north, where it will be drier. Remaining windy and bitterly cold for all. “A cold and windy night with further outbreaks of sleet and snow across all areas, possibly bringing further accumulations in places with minimum temperatures of -5 °C.” Our team of reporters will be updating this live service with all the latest on the weather, traffic and travel as well as news, sport and entertainment through the day. We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates in our live news feed below. For the latest news and breaking news visit www.thesentinel.co.uk . Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. Follow us on Twitter @ SentinelStaffs – the official Sentinel account – real news in real time. We’re also on www.facebook.com/sentinelstaffs – your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire.Key EventsDon’t ignore road closures, say police.10:34Police: “Only drive if necessary”10:08More than 300 schools closed08:4519:30Overturned lorry near Winking ManSlow traffic and partially blocked due to overturned lorry on A53 in both directions near Gradbach Road (The Winking Man pub). Approach with care.Overturned lorry is near The Winking Man. 19:30Update on the roads from Cheshire East CouncilRoad and weather updateOur highways team has been busy working throughout the day and will continue into the night to keep traffic moving on the roads throughout the borough. This is the latest information we have: · A537 – closed from Macclesfield to the Derbyshire border. Snow ploughs and blowers are in operation but the road is unlikely to open today.· A54 – closed from Bosley crossroads to the Derbyshire border. Snow blowers and ploughs are working to provide access to local communities. · Wincle and Wildboarclough. Access to and from these local communities is now clear.· A523 – from Bosley crossroads to the Staffordshire boundary has now re-opened after being closed earlier today. We urge all road users to exercise caution on this route.· B5470 – closed from Rainow to Whaley Bridge. Snow ploughs and blowers are working from both directions to clear this route. This work will continue tomorrow.A number of roads have been affected by fallen trees throughout the day. Those on the main roads have been cleared. We will be gritting on all 19 primary routes from 6pm tonight. 15:55Accident in TunstallReports of slow traffic due to accident on Greenbank Road in both directions near A5272 High Lane.Accident has been reported near the junction of A5272. 15:54Slow going on the M6…Slow traffic and traffic heavier than normal on M6 Southbound from J18 A54 (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel) to J17 A534 (Sandbach / Crewe). In the roadworks area. 15:10Lorry stuck in FroghallA52 in both directions closed due to lorry stuck between B5053 (Froghall) and Ellastone Road (Cauldon Low).A lorry has become stuck on Whiston Bank in the snow. Affecting traffic between Froghall and Calton Moor. 15:09Busy through Crewe…Queueing traffic on A534 Crewe Green Road Eastbound before the roadworks at A5020 University Way (Crewe Green roundabout).13:41Shop front blown offA High Street store has lost its shop sign due to the adverse weather conditions in Staffordshire.Boots Pharmacy, in High Street, Newcastle, had its sign blown off earlier this morning. Fortunately no one was injured during the incident and police cordoned off the area.A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “We were called to reports of the front of Boots store on High Street in Newcastle having blown off at around 8am this morning (Friday 2 March). “The shop’s management were handling the situation and getting someone out to fix it ASAP. No one was injured and no apparent damage to any surrounding buildings or fixtures.” 13:32Road reopenedGiantswood Lane in Congleton has now reopened. A fallen tree was blocking the carriageway between Rood Lane and Walfield Avenue. 13:23Snow updateA revised Met Office weather forecast suggests snow will hit Stoke-on-Trent around 5pm, subside for a few hours, and resume at midnight tomorrow until 3am in the morning. More snow is then forecast between 9am and 10am tomorrow morning. Snow is predicted in the Staffordshire Moorlands between 5pm tonight and 2am tomorrow morning and then again at 9am. 13:20Road closed due to snowThe A53 Leek Road, Bosley, has closed due to snow as has the A54 Bosley Crossroads linking to the A537 Cat & Fiddle.12:55Theatre classes cancelledThe New Vic Theatre has written to parents whose children attend its Drama Club to tell them sessions will be cancelled tomorrow (March 3).The Etruria Road-based theatre is calling parents up to make sure they are aware of the cancellations. A spokesman said: “Main roads in Newcastle remain reasonably clear but many of our members and staff travel to us from area’s struggling with the weather conditions and we must prioritise safety. Drama Club will be back as normal next week.”12:41Cheshire roadsCheshire Police has issued the latest status update for roads that were blocked due to the snow. A537 Cat and Fiddle – CLOSED A54 Bosley lights to Buxton – CLOSED A54 Bosley lights to Congleton – OPEN B5470 Rainow to Whaley Bridge – CLOSED B5358 Bonis Hall Lane – OPEN A523 – Fully open. Use extreme care. 12:29Current snow forecastThe Met Office is still predicting that there will be snow in Stoke-on-Trent around 5pm this afternoon with the Staffordshire Moorlands being hit an hour earlier. 12:23M6 clearedThe earlier incident on the M6 has now cleared but motorists are still experiencing delays. Read more.11:44M6 delaysMotorists are experiencing severe delays and two lanes are closed on the M6 southbound in Cheshire because of an accident. (Read more)The lanes are closed between junction 19, Knutsford, and junction 18, Middlewich and Holmes Chapel.The delays come after a heavy goods vehicle shed its load at around 8.35am today (March 2).11:31A54 closedThe A54 between the A523, Bosley Crossroads, and A537 Cat & Fiddle is closed due to snow. 11:28Broken power line A Staffordshire Moorlands road is expected to be closed for most of the afternoon because of fallen power cables.New Street, in Biddulph Moor, is currently closed in both directions between Park Lane and Crowborough Road and Gun Battery Lane. Traffic monitoring company INRIX reports the road is expected to remain closed for most of the day but traffic in the surrounding areas is coping well.A Staffordshire Police spokeswoman said: “We were made aware of the incident at 10.30am and an electricity pole snapped and is in the road.“The road has had to be closed in order to repair the pole. Officers are in attendance to assist with the closure but Western Power Distribution are in control of the scene.”11:12Cheshire Updates11:10A532 updateThe A523 Macclesfield to Leek road has now reopened but motorists are being asked to only travel if essential because conditions remain difficult. 11:04Congleton closureGiantswood Lane, in Congleton, is closed because a tree has fallen down between Rood Hill and Walfield Avenue. 10:55Stafford Road ClosureBlackheath Lane, in Stafford, is closed between A518 and Tixall Road due to a ‘weather-related’ jack-knifed lorry, said Staffordshire Police.No one is injured but police officers are on the scene. The incident is limiting access to Staffordshire University’s Blackheath Lane campus. 10:34KEY EVENTDon’t ignore road closures, say police. (Image: Snapper Squad: Paul Middleton)Motorists are being warned not to ignore road closures after police officers have received calls for trapped vehicles. (Read more). Over the past 24 hours Cheshire Police have dealt with multiple reports of vehicles trapped in the snow, which has led to them being abandoned. Although the snow has now stopped a number of roads are still impassable due to snowdrifts caused by high winds.10:08KEY EVENTPolice: “Only drive if necessary”Police officers are warning motorists to only drive is absolutely necessary as the weather warning for ice continues. (Read more).Staffordshire Police says officers are dealing with a ‘high number’ of calls due to weather related incidents across the county.The force says it is working with local councils to clear snow drifts from major roads as well as a number of fallen trees.09:11Bin collection suspendedHomeowners in Staffordshire could miss bin day this week as adverse weather conditions continue.Staffordshire Moorlands District Council has said it has suspended collections for the day.A spokesman said: “We will return to collect as soon as it’s safe to do so.”Newcastle Borough Council has said it will continue on its collection routes and will provide further updates.A spokesman added: “Our recycling and waste crews are out working as usual at the moment. “However there may still be some disruption to services due to the weather.”08:58A54 Congleton to Bosley08:57Train delaysFor anyone heading south there are 30 minute delays on London Northwestern, Southern, and Virgin Trains West Coast services between Milton Keynes and Watford Junction due to overhead line problems. 08:48Road closures in CheshireA number of roads in Cheshire remain closed due to the bad weather. These include:A537 and A54 Cat & FiddleA54 from Bosley Crossroads to the Derbyshire borderA523 Macclesfield to Leek RoadB5470 Rainow to Whaley Bridge.08:45KEY EVENTMore than 300 schools closedMore than 300 schools will remain closed across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent today due to weather conditions. The full list can be found here.08:42Firefighters attend student halls (Image: Andy Baker)Students at one of Staffordshire’s major universities had to be evacuated from their halls of residence due to a kitchen fire. (Read more).Firefighters were called to Keele University at around 1am today (March 2) after receiving reports of a fire in a student flat. Three engines, one from Hanley , Newcastle , and Sandyford were called to the blaze but found no one was hurt. 08:10Black ice on motorwayMotorists are being warned to watch out for ‘black ice’ when travelling along the motorway.The Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG), a taskforce patrolling the M6 while working with Staffordshire Police, sent out a plea for drivers to be careful.A CMPG spokesman said: “Please take care when traveling along the M6 Southbound near to Junction 12 there is lots of black ice causing numerous vehicles to leave the carriageway.” Watch Next SNAPPERSQUAD Snow pictures March 1 2018Snow pictures from Sentinel’s Snappersquad membersVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmute0:01/3:01Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-3:00 SharePlayback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMute0:00/0:00Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. UP NEXT:UP NEXT: Click for Soundlast_img read more

Read More →