2 IPS officers told to retire ‘in public interest’

first_imgNAGPUR: Two IPS officers posted in Chhattisgarh have been served retirement orders by the Union government “in public interest”. “Mr. A. M. Juri of 2000 batch and Mr. K.C Agarwal of 2002 batch have been asked to take retirement in public interest after completion of 15 years of complimentary service. The order has been served to the two concerned officers,” said Mr. Abhishekh Pathak, Assistant Inspector General of Police, in charge of administration in Chhattisgarh police headquarters. Both officers held the rank of the Deputy Inspector General of Police. They could not be reached for their reactions. Both officers have departmental inquiries pending against them.last_img

League Cup: Man City old guard help Guardiola win 1st trophy

first_imgRockets beat Nuggets for 12th straight win Read Next The Premier League seems a formality for City, with a 13-point lead and a game in hand over Manchester United, which beat Chelsea 2-1 on Sunday. A place in the Champions League quarterfinals also looks certain with Basel beaten 4-0 in the last-16 first leg.For all the investment in players during the decade under Abu Dhabi ownership, the return in silverware seems relatively sparse. Still, the six trophies won since 2011 represents a greater haul than in the previous 50 years for a team finally emerging from the shadows of its more illustrious neighbor, United.Kompany is the ever-present, with the 31-year-old captain collecting his sixth winners medal with City on Sunday.“An incredible moment for us,” said the Belgian defender, whose playing time has been limited by injuries in recent years. “You don’t want it to stop. Every little bit of hardship you go through, it is worth it.”Guardiola had never gone a season in management without a trophy in his previous jobs at Barcelona and Bayern Munich until last year.ADVERTISEMENT Despite recruiting more than $600 million in talent in around 18 months, Guardiola relied on City’s old guard to produce the 3-0 victory over Arsenal in the League Cup final.Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany and David Silva, who formed the backbone of City’s Premier League title wins in 2012 and 2014, scored the goals at Wembley Stadium that lifted a burden off Guardiola.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It’s special they scored,” the manager said. “They help us to understand what it means in the club to win titles. Because they won titles, they put pressure on us to continue to win titles.”The victory, aided by Arsenal’s brittle defending, allowed City to quickly restore order after Monday’s surprise exit from the FA Cup at Wigan. The pursuit of a quadruple was extinguished by the third-tier side, but City is now one step closer to a treble. View comments LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus MOST READ The center back won the corner that he scored City’s second from in the 58th minute.Kevin De Bruyne passed to Ilkay Gundogan on the edge of the penalty area and Kompany was primed in front of goal to turn the German’s shot into the net.“You have to be prepared to put in those six months of hard work,” Kompany reflected on his injury problems, amid the celebrations. “But it’s worth the hard work to be standing out there. Every chance you have, you have to take.”Just as City did against an Arsenal side that capitulated.It was game over in the 65th when Silva was released by Danilo and he turned Calum Chambers before striking past Ospina.Arsenal fans chanted sarcastically, “There’s only one Arsene Wenger,”They had seen enough of the game, streaming out of the north London stadium with 25 minutes to go. And many have seen enough of Wenger after almost 22 years at the helm, with the team in a downward spiral.“You cannot say you are not disappointed when you concede goals the way we conceded goals,” Wenger said.center_img Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Now he is starting to deliver, albeit in the least significant competition for the club.“I cannot forget how they took care of me last (season),” Guardiola reflected on the Abu Dhabi ownership. “I will always remember how … Sheik Mansour was the first one and told all the people to support me.”For Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, this is the latest chapter of gloom in a season that saw the FA Cup defense end at the first hurdle and the team slump to sixth in the league. And the Gunners have to face City again in the league on Thursday.“I feel that a little bit everything went against us today,” Wenger said, “and we self-inflicted our punishment.”Only fleetingly at Wembley did Arsenal threaten against a City side that is so imposing as Guardiola’s vision starts to come together in England. Kyle Walker made the decisive sliding challenge that thwarted Arsenal record signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.Perhaps Wenger should have emulated Guardiola by spending heavily to reinforce his defense. It was as fragile as ever when it was unpicked after 18 minutes. It didn’t require any of the slick passing moves that are Guardiola’s hallmark. Instead it was a long punt forward by goalkeeper Claudio Bravo that set up Aguero.Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi was beaten to the ball far too easily by Aguero, who broke forward and lifted the ball over goalkeeper David Ospina.Both teams stuck with their second-choice goalkeepers, who have been deployed throughout the competition — reflecting the status of the cup.There was a further blow for Arsenal when Nacho Monreal was forced off injured and Sead Kolasinac was brought on. Kolasinac did come to the rescue just before halftime with a goal-line clearance after Aguero chipped Ospina.But City was just too strong for Arsenal with Kompany leading by example at age 31 after being blighted by a string of injuries in recent years. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the English League Cup final soccer match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Wembley stadium in London, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)LONDON — After finishing his first season in England empty-handed, Pep Guardiola finally collected his first trophy with Manchester City on Sunday.Thanks to some familiar faces.ADVERTISEMENT AFP official booed out of forum Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

Chris Gayle likely to be in trouble with IPL bosses after sleazy comments

first_imgWest Indies superstar Chris Gayle, who lost his Big Bash League contract with Melbourne Renegades following his sexist remarks to female journalist Charlotte Edwardes of The Times, is also in big trouble with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) officials. (Full IPL Coverage)TROUBLE MOUNTS FOR BIG MAN Gayle, who plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has invited the ire of Indian Premier League chairman Rajiv Shukla following the latest allegations of sleaze against the Jamaican batting powerhouse. (Chris Gayle loses Big Bash League contract after fresh sexism row)During an interview with Edwardes, Gayle boasted by saying he has “a very, very big bat, the biggest in the wooooorld. You think you could lift it? You’d need two hands”.BCCI TAKES NOTE Taking note of the issue, Shukla said he would take up the matter with the RCB management.”The players must behave. We expect the players to adhere to a certain kind of behaviour when the tournament is on. The players should maintain the sanctity of the league. These kind of statements are totally uncalled for in public domain. I will take up this issue with the president and the secretary of the BCCI,” Shukla told The Time of India.However, the BCCI is not expected to take any action against Gayle, who has been a part of the Bangalore outfit since 2011. Newly appointed BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke said the board will act only if a complaint is filed against the West Indian. (Chris Gayle blasts Ian Chappell, Andrew Flintoff over sexism criticism)advertisement”At this point, we’ll not look into it. We’re focused on completing the IPL, which has reached its final stages. What has happened in this case is between two foreign individuals. It is a personal matter between people who aren’t from India. At the same time, that doesn’t mean that we’ll ignore it. If a complaint is brought to us, we’ll act on it. If it develops into something more, we’ll look into it at an appropriate stage,” Shirke told TOI.’DON’T BLUSH, BABY’Earlier this year, Gayle had courted controversy during his infamous “Don’t blush, baby” interview with Australian reporter Mel McLaughlin during a boundary-line interview at the BBL.Drawing sharp criticism from all quarters, Gayle was forced to apologise for asking McLaughlin out for a drink on live television. However, he still maintained the whole affair was nothing more than a joke.last_img read more

Coast Guard cautions seafarers ahead of monsoon

first_imgMangaluru, Jun 8 (PTI) The Coast Guard unit here has asked seafarers including merchant vessels, dhows and fishing boats to take precautions while operating at sea during the monsoon season.Karnataka Coast Guard commander K R Suresh took stock of the preparedness for the monsoon at the Coast Guard units including the Maritime Rescue sub centre here yesterday, an Indian Coast Guard release here said today.The Coast Guard also asked water sports operators along the coast to stop their operations during the monsoon season.Merchant ships had been requested to follow the laid down standard operating procedures.The masters of themerchant vessels should ensure sea-worthiness of theirvessels.They should also ensure even loading and proper securing of the cargo and frequent rounds of the ships should be undertaken, the release said.Merchant vessels had also been told to participate in the search and rescue system and update their details and keep their automatic identification system on, always.Incase of emergency, they should contact the Coast Guard or the shipping agency.The Mangaluru old port would remain closed during the monsoon till September 15 and dhows would not be venturing outto sea from there.Any other dhows operating at sea shouldalso keep the owner and agents informed.Fishing ban imposed for all mechanised boats would be in force till July 31, it added.As orange was the distress colour in the maritime sector, fishermen had been advised to keep torch lights beaming orange colour and flash them during crisis. PTI MVG RA ROH BNadvertisementlast_img read more

Moto G7, Moto G7 Plus, Moto Z4 key specs leaked online

first_imgLenovo is expected to renew Motorola G-series with two mid-budget smartphones– Moto G7 and Moto G7 Plus– sometime next year. The company is also expected to launch a Z-series smartphone– Moto Z4– in 2019 that will succeed its Moto Z3. While there is still sometime left till the company officially unveils these smartphones, fresh leaks, that emerged recently, give us some ideas as to what we can expect from these phones.According to serial tipster Andri Yatim, the Moto G7 will run on Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 system-on-chip and it will sport 4GB RAM along with an internal memory of 32GB. The Moto G7 Plus, on the other hand, will work on a processor from Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 700 series, possibly Snapdragon 710, and it will be available in two RAM variants- one with 4GB RAM and the other with 6GB RAM- along with a 64GB storage space.Moto Z4, as per the tipster, would have Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150 in its core it would sport 6GB RAM. The phone will be available in two memory variants- one with 64GB memory and the other with 128GB space.The tipster didn’t mention if any of Motorola’s upcoming smartphones would come with the option to expand the storage space using a microSD card.Notably, this is not the first time that we are hearing about the Moto G7. Previous leaks suggest that the phone will come with a 6-inch display and a curved glass back. It would feature thinner bezels and a waterdrop notch in the front. The tiny notch on top will house a front camera along with an earpiece and an ambient light sensor.advertisementThe phone, as the previous reports suggest, would also come with a 3.5mm jack. Additionally, it would come with a dual rear camera setup that would be placed directly about the Motorola logo in the top quadrant of the phone. The Motorola logo at the back would also house a fingerprint scanning system.ALSO READ: New Moto G7 renders reveal waterdrop notch, glass back and dual cameras Besides this, we also know that the phone would run on Android 9 Pie out-of the-box and that it would come with a battery measuring 3,500mAh.last_img read more

Michigan Announces Injury Update For Star WR Tarik Black

first_imgView of a Michigan Wolverines football helmet before their game against the Utah Utes.SALT LAKE CITY, UT – SEPTEMBER 3: View of a Michigan Wolverines football helmet before their game against the Utah Utes at Rice-Eccles Stadium on September 3, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)Michigan’s football program announced this afternoon an injury update for sophomore wide receiver Tarik Black, who was rumored to have been hurt at practice this weekend.Black, a former four-star recruit, was thought to be a breakout candidate on offense for the Wolverines this fall. He had a promising start to his freshman season, catching 11 passes for 149 yards and 1 touchdown before missing the rest of the year.Michigan issued the following update for him this afternoon. It doesn’t sound good.“The Michigan Football program announced that wide receiver Tarik Black sustained a right foot injury at Saturday’s practice.Tarik is currently being evaluated and no definitive time frame has been determined for his return to play.”From UM: The Michigan Football program announced that wide receiver Tarik Black sustained a right foot injury at Saturday’s practice. Tarik is currently being evaluated and no definitive time frame has been determined for his return to play.— angelique (@chengelis) August 26, 2018Black was ranked one of the top wide receivers in the country coming out of high school in 2017. He played extremely well as a true freshman before getting hurt last fall.Michigan missed him greatly when he was injured in 2017.“I think our receivers did a good job last year, I wouldn’t say I was the (only good player), you know what I mean? But I do think I can bring something to the table as a deep threat guy,” he said. “That’s not all I am, though. I can run routes and things like that, too,” he said this month.Michigan has a new QB in Shea Patterson and Black was expected to be one of his top targets on offense.The Wolverines are set to open the year on Sept. 1 against Notre Dame. Stay tuned for more updates on Black.last_img read more

Farhan Akhtar has a fun time in the pool with daughter Akira. Watch adorable video

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 17, 2019UPDATED: July 17, 2019 12:03 IST Farhan Akhtar with daughter AkiraFarhan Akhtar dug into the archives to share an adorable memory with his daughter Akira. In the boomerang video posted on his Instagram account, Farhan and Akira are seen having a whale of a time in the pool on their Koh Samui vacation.”Look what I found ???? #treasure #akistagram #kohsamui,” Farhan captioned the clip, which has more than one lakh views in less than an hour. Compliments poured in from fans, who could not stop awww-ing at the cute throwback video.Akira is Farhan’s daughter with ex-wife Adhuna Bhabani. The former couple, who got divorced in April 2017 after 16 years of being married, have another daughter named Shakya.On the work front, Farhan is currently undergoing rigorous training for Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Toofan, in which he will be seen as a boxer. The two are working together after six years; their last collaboration was the critically-acclaimed sports drama Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, which was based on the life of legendary athlete Milkha Singh.Meanwhile, Farhan will be seen next on the big screen in Shonali Bose’s The Sky Is Pink, which marks the Bollywood comeback of Priyanka Chopra after three years. The film, which also stars Zaira Wasim, is based on the life of Aisha Chaudhary, who became a motivational speaker after being diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis.The Sky Is Pink is slated to release on October 11 this year.advertisementALSO SEE | Farhan Akhtar gets cosy with girlfriend Shibani Dandekar in swimming poolALSO WATCH | Rock On 2’s Farhan Akhtar and Shraddha Kapoor in an EXCLUSIVE interviewGet 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 Tags :Follow Farhan Akhtar Farhan Akhtar has a fun time in the pool with daughter Akira. Watch adorable videoFarhan Akhtar took to Instagram to share an adorable throwback video with his daughter Akira from their trip to Koh Samui.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Gener8 Maritime Sells Three Oldies

first_imgNew York-headquartered crude oil shipping company Gener8 Maritime revealed it has entered into agreements to sell its three older vessels.Following the sale, agreed in July 2017, the company expects to receive net cash proceeds of USD 3.4 million after debt repayment of USD 24.1 million.The vessels in question are two 1999-built Suezmax tankers, Gener8 Horn and Gener8 Phoenix and they will be sold for demolition prior to the vessels’ special surveys. In addition, the company intends to dispose of the 2002-built Aframax, Gener8 Elektra.This was announced in the company’s financial report which shows that Gener8 Maritime finished the second quarter of this year with a net loss of USD 82.5 million, compared to a net income of USD 38 million posted in the same period a year earlier.What is more, net voyage revenues decreased by 28.5% to USD 72.8 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017, from USD 101.8 million dollars for the prior year period. As explained, the decrease in net voyage revenues was primarily attributable to the decrease in the company’s average daily fleet TCE rate.During the quarter, the company entered into a series of transactions that are expected to increase cash on the balance sheet by more than USD 87 million and reduce total indebtedness by approximately USD 144 million.Apart from the sale of the three above mentioned vessels, these transactions include modifying Gener8 Maritime’s interest rate swap agreements, resulting in aggregate net cash proceeds of USD 18.2 million in April 2017. Furthermore, the company sold the 2002-built Aframax, Gener8 Daphne, two 2016-built VLCCs, Gener8 Noble and Gener8 Theseus, and a 2002-built Suezmax, Gener8 Orion. The vessels were sold for net cash proceeds of USD 65.4 million after debt repayment of USD 119.7 million.“We continue to take important steps to strengthen our platform and balance sheet. In this seasonally weaker rate environment, we remain focused on maximizing our financial flexibility in order to manage our business for the near- and long-term.  We continue to dispose of older vessels, streamlining our fleet and focusing on high-quality tonnage with the best return profile,” Peter Georgiopoulos, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Gener8 Maritime, commented.“Our balance sheet is expected to be further strengthened during the second quarter, by our agreeing to transactions that are expected to provide over USD 87 million of additional liquidity. The sales of our older vessels have also been timely, as several have come before the vessels’ 2017 special surveys, which according to budgeted amounts will preserve an additional USD 18 million of liquidity,” Leo Vrondissis, Chief Financial Officer, added.As of July 31, 2017, Gener8 Maritime has a fleet of 39 wholly-owned vessels comprised of 25 VLCCs including one newbuilding, nine Suezmaxes, three Aframaxes, and two Panamax tankers.last_img read more

Tadvi suicide case Court rejects bail pleas of 3 docs

first_imgMumbai: A special court here on Monday rejected the bail pleas of three women doctors arrested for allegedly abetting the suicide of one of their junior colleagues at a civic-run hospital.Special court judge P B Jadhav rejected the bail applications of Hema Ahuja, Bhakti Meher and Ankita Khandelwal, who are in jail since their arrest on May 29. After the judge pronounced the order, the three accused broke down and started sobbing in the court. Payal Tadvi (26), a second-year post-graduate medical student attached to the B Y L Nair Hospital here, allegedly committed suicide in her hostel room on May 22. Also Read – Cong may promise farm loan waiver in HaryanaHer family alleged that three of her seniors — Ahuja, Meher and Khandelwal — used to rag her and hurl casteist abuses at her, forcing Tadvi to take the extreme step. Lawyer Aabad Ponda, representing the three accused, argued in the court that it could not be termed as a case of abetment as his clients had only pulled up Tadvi for not doing her job properly. However, special public prosecutor Raja Thakare opposed the bail applications, saying there was prima facie material to incriminate the accused persons in the case. Also Read – Modi formed OBC commission which earlier govts didn’t do: ShahAdvocate Gunratan Sadavarte, appearing for the victim’s family, brought to the court’s notice a letter written by Tadvi’s mother to the police commissioner, in which she had alleged that the three accused had threatened her and the husband of the deceased on the court premises. The accused have been booked under the relevant provisions of the Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, the Anti-Ragging Act, the IT Act and section 306 (abetment to suicide) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).last_img read more

Canada helping young Saudi refugee wont hurt Raif Badawis case wife says

first_imgThe Canadian wife of imprisoned Saudi blogger Raif Badawi said she isn’t worried Ottawa’s decision to take in teen refugee Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun will hurt her husband’s case, despite speculation that the incident could further strain Canada-Saudi relations.Ensaf Haidar said the Canadian government did the right thing in granting refugee status to the 18-year-old woman who drew global attention after fleeing her allegedly abusive family.“I’m happy for her,” Haidar said in a phone interview. “I’m very proud of Canada, too. That’s what a democratic country is.”Haidar, who lives in Quebec with her three children, said she didn’t believe Canada’s acceptance of Alqunun would hurt her husband’s chances of release, because the two cases are “very different.”Alqunun landed in Toronto on Saturday, after gaining international prominence after she fled her family on a trip to Kuwait and flew to Bangkok, where she barricaded herself in an airport hotel and launched a Twitter campaign outlining allegations of abuse against her relatives.Alqunun said her father physically abused her and tried to force her into an arranged marriage.The young woman landed in Canada on what was a symbolic week for Badawi, who was arrested on June 17, 2012, and was later sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in jail for his criticism of Saudi clerics.Sunday was the blogger’s 35th birthday, and last week marked three years since he received 50 lashes in January 2015 during a public flogging.He is not believed to have received any more corporal punishment since then.Some have suggested Canada’s decision to accept Alqunun could heighten tensions that peaked over the summer when Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman expelled Canada’s ambassador and withdrew his own envoy after Canada’s foreign affairs minister used Twitter to call for the release of arrested women’s rights activists.But other experts, such as University of Waterloo professor Bessma Momani, have said the relationship with the Saudi government has deteriorated to the point where the decision to accept Alqunun no longer poses much risk.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said Canada would stand up for human rights regardless of diplomatic consequences.Haidar said she hasn’t met Alqunun, but she’s followed her case on social media and advocated for Canada to accept her.Haidar is also one of three people who started a GoFundMe page to help raise money to help Alqunun begin her new life.Haidar, now a prominent human rights activist, says she’s not giving up on her husband’s release either.Later this week she is scheduled to meet with Trudeau, where she’ll once again press him to grant Badawi Canadian citizenship.Roxanne Ocampo, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Sensex slips by over 495 points as investors weigh oil prices

first_imgMumbai: Market benchmark Sensex Monday nosedived 495 points to end at 38,645 owing to intense sell-offs in energy and financial stocks as investors weighed soaring crude oil prices and a mixed start of the corporate earnings season. The broader NSE Nifty too shed over 158 points to close at 11,594. Market sentiment was hit as macroeconomic worries resurfaced following reports that the US will end sanctions waiver on Iranian oil imports. Soaring crude prices at a six-month high level led to massive sell-offs on bourses. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalBesides, the weakening rupee and a caution ahead of some key corporate results also played in the minds of investors. Rising crude prices are negative for oil importing countries like India as higher prices lead to widening of fiscal deficit and put the currency under pressure. The 30-share BSE index settled 495.10 points, or 1.26 per cent, lower at 38,645.18; while the broader NSE Nifty tumbled 158.35 points, or 1.35 per cent, to close at 11,594.45. Sensex heavyweight Reliance Industries fell 2.76 per cent. In percentage terms, major laggards were Yes Bank, Indusind Bank, RIL, ICICI Bank, HDFC and Axis Bank — plunging as much as 6.62 per cent.last_img read more

Jaylen Brown Is The Celtics Only Hope Now

Just over five minutes into the first game of the 2017-18 NBA season, Gordon Hayward went up to catch a lob pass. The ball sailed out of reach, and Hayward crashed to the floor, dislocating his ankle and fracturing his tibia. Whatever faint title aspirations the Celtics may have harbored for this season ended with that play. The main question now is whether Hayward will be able to make a full recovery, and we likely won’t find out this season. The short-term question is easier to answer, and more urgent: Just how bad is it going to get?To figure out what fans can expect from the remaining 81 games, I used FiveThirtyEight’s revamped CARMELO projections to redistribute Hayward’s 30 or so projected minutes per game to the rest of the expected rotation. As you would guess, the new projection was ugly: 37 wins — 10 less than our initial 47-win prediction for Boston, which was already low compared to the team’s preseason expected win total according to Vegas lines (about 53.5 wins). Forty-seven wins would have been a disappointment; 37 would be a catastrophe, and it would likely mean missing the playoffs. Semi Ojeleye8.0-1.9-1.8 36.645.4 Kyrie Irving34.03.9-2.1 Shane Larkin12.0-0.5-1.6 Marcus Morris29.00.00.0 Jayson Tatum26.0-1.4-0.7 How the Celtics line up without HaywardThe Celtics’ projected performance (now that Gordon Hayward is out) based on FiveThirtyEight’s CARMELO player projections Marcus Smart34.00.50.6 Guerschon Yabusele5.00.50.0 Guerschon Yabusele5.00.50.0 Shane Larkin12.0-0.5-1.6 Al Horford28.00.11.6 Abdel Nader5.0-1.7-0.3 PLAYERMIN. PER GAMEOFF +/-DEF +/- Jayson Tatum26.0-1.4-0.7 Team total—-0.1-1.8 Abdel Nader5.0-1.7-0.3 Kyrie Irving34.03.9-2.1 Aron Baynes10.0-2.51.1 How the Celtics line up if Jaylen Brown exceeds expectationsThe Celtics’ projected performance (now that Gordon Hayward is out) based on FiveThirtyEight’s CARMELO player projections, assuming Jaylen Brown plays as well as Jae Crowder Replacement level—-1.7-0.3 The only halfway comforting thing about this projection for Boston is that a lot of that falloff is wrapped up in conservative projections for two players: Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum, the team’s high-lottery selections from the past two drafts. Tatum is 19 and Brown turns 21 next week, so this isn’t really a surprise, but Hayward’s injury forces Boston to rely on two young players who may not be ready and hope that one or both can grow up fast. It’s probably a reach to expect too much out of Tatum in his first year, but Brown played well at times down the stretch last season and had a few solid appearances during the playoffs. Brown also scored a career-high 25 points in Tuesday night’s loss, flashing to the rim and being a pest on defense. If Boston salvages its season, it will need a lot more games like that.Brown is a polarizing prospect around the league. He had an uneven season in his first year, and he lacks the polish of Tatum, who was the third overall pick in this year’s draft out of Duke. Brown isn’t a great shooter or passer and doesn’t score with the efficiency teams hope for from their peripheral players, but he’s already a capable perimeter defender and the sort of top-shelf athlete who looks at home banging bodies with LeBron on national TV. He has a long way to go, but so did Paul George when he logged a rookie season not so different from Brown’s.Equally important as Brown’s potential is the fact that his projected contribution this season is absolutely terrible, coming in slightly below replacement level (meaning he’s expected to be a little worse than any random free agent a team could sign off the street). Minute to minute, CARMELO believes that he contributes about as much, offensively and defensively, as Knicks’ backup guard Ron Baker. So he wouldn’t have to do much to outperform his expected level.Given how many minutes Brown was expected to play — and how many more he’ll have to take on now that Hayward is out — that projection weighs down Boston’s expected win total considerably. For instance, if Brown were to improve his average offensive and defensive contribution to the level of fourth-year guard Marcus Smart, the team, even without Hayward, would project to win about 42 games. If he improved just a bit more — say, to the level of departed swingman Jae Crowder — that number creeps up to 43 wins. Still not what Boston had in mind coming into this season, but a far cry better than 37 wins and out of the playoffs. Jaylen Brown29.01.20.7 Marcus Morris29.00.00.0 PROJECTED RECORDWL This is of course a sort of tautology: If Boston’s players play better, we expect them to win more games. And there isn’t much point in using projections if we throw them out whenever it’s convenient. But in this case, the Celtics’ fortunes are tethered to just the sort of prospect who is capable of making a leap ahead of where his past performance would imply he’ll be.Check out our latest NBA predictions. Terry Rozier19.0-0.7-0.8 Replacement level—-1.7-0.3 Marcus Smart34.00.50.6 PROJECTED RECORDWL PLAYERMIN. PER GAMEOFF +/-DEF +/- Jaylen Brown29.0-1.9-0.7 Aron Baynes10.0-2.51.1 Terry Rozier19.0-0.7-0.8 Al Horford28.00.11.6 Team total—1.8-0.9 4339 Semi Ojeleye8.0-1.9-1.8 read more

Win Every Race With Storelli SpeedGrip Insoles

first_imgHarder, stronger, faster: Storelli SpeedGrip Insoles promise to improve your athletic performance.Designed to replace existing, often slippery inserts, SpeedGrip aims to prevent the wearer’s foot from shifting around inside their sneakers.From the makers of BodyShield and ExoShield protective soccer gear, this new invention features a suede surface, soft foam layering, and heel tab to help bond your sock-covered foot to the sole of “most types of sports shoes.”“Not only do [they] produce a qualitative improvement in traction but [test subjects] reported something even more important: SpeedGrip Insoles make you feel faster,” the project’s crowdfunding page said.via Storelli“The psychological aspect is as important as the physical aspect since the more connected a player feels to their gear, the more they can rely on it,” according to the Brooklyn-based company. “Ultimately this creates more chance of magic on the field.”Built out of extreme pressure and heat, the thin, lightweight, non-woven, Artholite foam accessory claims to block germs and odors, provide extra support, and eliminate heel lift. Plus, they create even more grip when damp or wet. Users can simply trim the insoles for a custom fit inside any men’s or women’s footwear.Storelli plans to ship its first batch of SpeedGrip Insoles to Kickstarter backers this month; the firm has surpassed its $15,000 funding goal, earning $36,884 from 746 supporters as of press time.via StorelliEarly-bird buyers can snag a discounted pair of athlete-approved insoles for $35; the product will retail for $39.99. Team owners and managers can choose from bundles of two, five, or 11 sets ranging from $49 to $315.“Whether you’re a top-level player or a weekend warrior, whether your game is soccer, basketball, baseball, tennis—or even skateboarding or cycling—you can upgrade your sports shoes with SpeedGrip Insoles to gain that extra power, speed, and control that you need,” the project page said.last_img read more

Salah beats Ronaldo for Champions League award

first_imgLiverpool’s Mohamed Salah has beaten Cristiano Ronaldo for the Champions League Goal of the Week award for his strike against Manchester City in the quarterfinalsThe prize is just another one of Salah’s growing list of awards this season with the Egyptian having recently been named the Premier League and PFA Player of the Month for March.The star’s delightful finish against City in Liverpool’s quarter-final victory was nominated by fans as the best goal, ahead of Ronaldo’s spectacular overhead goal against Juventus, that got even the home crowd on their feet in applause, by 10 percent.The fans have voted…And Salah’s expert finish at Man. City has won #UCL Goal of the Week ????divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…?? https://t.co/CL0b9kkjIV pic.twitter.com/P5ZJWKfUbv— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) 16 April 2018Salah has thrived in his debut season for Liverpool and recently scored his 40th goal of the season against Bournemouth last Saturday.The 25 year-old has now won an impressive eight individual awards this season, which are:Premier League Player of the Month: November 2017, February 2018, March 2018PFA Player of the Month: November 2017, December 2017, February 2018, March 2018Champions League Goal of the Week award: Quarter-final stagelast_img read more

President Trump wants military to secure border with Mexico

first_img AP Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitter WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday he wants to use the military to secure the U.S.-Mexico border until his promised border wall is built.Speaking at a lunch with Baltic leaders, Trump said he’s been discussing the idea with his Defense Secretary, Jim Mattis.“We’re going to be doing things militarily. Until we can have a wall and proper security, we’re going to be guarding our border with the military,” he said, calling the measure a “big step.”Video Playerhttp://www.kusi.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/trump-military-to-border.mp4Media error: Format(s) not supported or source(s) not foundmejs.download-file: http://www.kusi.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/trump-military-to-border.mp4?_=100:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.“We really haven’t done that before, or certainly not very much before,” he said.“We’re going to be doing things militarily. Until we can have a wall and proper security, we’re going to be guarding our border with the military,” he said, calling the measure a “big step.”“We really haven’t done that before, or certainly not very much before,” he said.The number declined during the second year to about 3,000.Over the two years, about 29,000 National Guard forces participated in the missions, as forces rotated in and out.The Guard members were used for surveillance, communications, administrative support, intelligence, analysis and, in some cases, the installation of border security infrastructure. Over the two years, more than 30 miles of fencing and 13 miles of road were built, and more than 86 miles of vehicle barriers were installed.Active duty U.S. troops were not used for the operation since there are prohibitions on using so-called Title 10 troops for law enforcement and similar duties within the United StatesTrump’s announcement came a day administration officials said they’re crafting a new legislative package aimed at closing immigration “loopholes.”Trump also called on Republican lawmakers to immediately pass a border bill using the “Nuclear Option if necessary” to muscle it through, as part of a flurry of tweets on the subject over the last several days.The president has also been declaring protections for so-called Dreamer immigrants “dead,” accusing Democrats of allowing “open borders, drugs and crime” and warning Mexico to halt the passage of “caravans” of immigrants or risk U.S. abandonment of the North American Free Trade Agreement.Trump has been seething since realizing the major spending bill he signed last month barely funds the wall he has promised supporters. The $1.3 trillion funding package included $1.6 billion in border wall spending — far less than the $25 billion Trump made a last-minute push to secure. And much of that money can be used only to repair existing segments, not to build new sections.Among the new measures the administration is pursuing: ending special safeguards that prevent the immediate deportation of children arrested at the border and traveling alone. Under current law, unaccompanied children from countries that don’t border the U.S. are turned over to the Department of Health and Human Services and undergo often lengthy deportation proceedings before an immigration judge instead of being immediately deported.The administration is also pushing Congress to terminate a 1997 court settlement that requires the government to release children from custody to parents, adult relatives or other caretakers as their court cases proceed. Officials complain that many children never show up at their hearings.The proposals appear the same as those included on an immigration wish list the White House released in October but failed to gain traction during negotiations over the border wall. Such proposals are likely to face opposition from moderate Republicans and Democrats going into the midterm elections. But Trump appears intent on ensuring the issues remain at the forefront of public conversation, even though the spending bill was widely seen as the last major legislation likely passed this year.Trump’s past calls to for the “nuclear option” — changing Senate rules so that a simple majority of 51 votes is needed to advance legislation, instead of the current 60 votes — have been dismissed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. McConnell says Republicans will welcome the 60-vote margin if they return to the minority. The current 51-49 Senate split favors Republicans.Trump announced last year that he was ending DACA, the program that protects young “Dreamer” immigrants and allows them to work legally in the country, but the Department of Homeland Security is continuing to issue renewals because of a court order.Notably, Trump’s favored solution for extending the protections mustered only 39 votes in the Senate, meaning it couldn’t have passed even if the rules had been changed.Trump also warned Mexico to halt the passage of about 1,100 migrants, many from Honduras, who had been marching in a caravan along roadsides and train tracks in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca.“If it reaches our border, our laws are so weak and so pathetic,” Trump claimed. “It’s like we have no border.”These “Stations of the Cross” migrant caravans have been held in southern Mexico for at least the last five years. They began as short processions of migrants, some dressed in biblical garb and carrying crosses, as an Easter-season protest against attacks against Central Americans as they cross Mexico.The caravan that once numbered 1,150 or more people actually halted days ago in the town of Matias Romero in the southern state of Oaxaca, where participants slept out in the open. After days of walking along roadsides and train tracks, the organizers now plan to try to get buses to take participants to the final event, an immigrants’ rights conference in the central state of Puebla later this week. Updated: 11:35 AM Posted: April 3, 2018center_img President Trump wants military to secure border with Mexico AP, April 3, 2018last_img read more

5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday December 17 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Monday, December 17, 2018:#1) WHS Boys & Girls Basketball Fundraiser at ChipotleWant some good food while supporting a great cause? The WHS Boys & Girls Basketball programs are hosting a fundraiser at the Woburn Chipotle (112 Commerce Way) from 5pm to 9pm. All you need to do is bring the flyer below (print it out or show it on your phone) and 33% of your check will go to Wilmington High’s basketball teams. This is for dine-in or take-out. It’s an easy and delicious way to support the station.#2) Wilmington SEPAC MeetingThe Wilmington Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SEPAC) is meeting at 6:30pm in the Wilmington High School Library. Read the full agenda HERE.#3) Wildwood & Boutwell School Advisory CouncilThe Wildwood & Boutwell School Advisory Council (SAC) meets from 9:30am to 10:30am in the Boutwell’s Conference Room. Topics include the 2019-2020 Budget Update, School Improvement Goal Update, & Superintendent Entry Plan. Read the full agenda HERE.#4) DEADLINE: Senior Center Giving TreeThe Wilmington Senior Center is once again hosting a Giving Tree in its lobby this holiday season. The tree contains written ornaments stating needed gifts for the seniors of Wilmington. The tree gives the community the opportunity to help other people in town. The public is invited to come down to the Center and choose an ornament from the tree. Wrapped gifts (with tag) must be returned to the Center by the week of December 17 to make sure they will be delivered in time. These gifts are personally delivered to bring a bit of holiday cheer to Wilmington seniors. If you should know anyone who could benefit from this program, please contact Terri Marciello, (tmarciello@wilmingtonma.gov) or Laura Pickett (lpickett@wilmingtonma.gov) at 978-657- 7595. All names are kept confidential.#5) Wilmington Job Seekers Network MeetingThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is hosting a meeting of its networking group at 10am. Is your resume getting your foot in the door but you’re not advancing beyond the interview? Come and learn the best practices of a successful job interview!  We will discuss research, CAR Statements, post-interview follow-up and the importance of non-work related activities.  We will also explore how best to navigate an interview’s behavioral and traditional questions. Taught by MassHire staff. Register HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Thank You To Our Sponsor: Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, May 20, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, July 8, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, July 1, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

Huawei ban kicks in next week for US government agencies

first_img Now playing: Watch this: 0 4:59 The rules go into effect on Aug. 13. VCG The Trump administration on Wednesday released an early publication of a rule that’ll ban US government agencies from doing business with Huawei. The ban was mandated by Congress last year as part of the National Defense Authorization Act. The rule, set to go into effect Aug. 13, prohibits federal purchases of telecommunications and video surveillance equipment and services from five Chinese companies, including Huawei and ZTE. The government has another year to meet broader NDAA restrictions that ban federal agencies from working with contractors that use products and services from Huawei and the other banned companies.”The administration has a strong commitment to defending our nation from foreign adversaries, and will fully comply with Congress on the implementation of the prohibition of Chinese telecom and video surveillance equipment companies, including Huawei,” said Jacob Wood, spokesperson for the Office of Management and Budget, in an email.Huawei said the news was expected and that the company would continue to challenge the constitutionally of the ban. “The NDAA law and its implementing provisions will do nothing to ensure the protection of US telecom networks and systems and rather is trade barrier based on country-of-origin, invoking punitive action without any evidence of wrongdoing,” the company said in an emailed statement. “Ultimately, it will be rural citizens across the US that will be most negatively impacted, as the networks they use for digital connectivity rely on Huawei.”ZTE didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.The NDAA restrictions are separate from the US Department of Commerce putting Huawei on a trade blacklist, following an executive order from President Donald Trump in May. Huawei has been a target of the US lawmakers over concerns about its coziness with the Chinese government and fears that its equipment could be used to spy on other countries and companies. Huawei has repeatedly said those fears are unfounded. Originally published Aug. 7, 12:54 p.m. PT.Update, 1:26 p.m.: Adds comment from the OMB. Tagscenter_img What is going on between Huawei and the US? Share your voice Post a comment Security Politicslast_img read more

Buy This Comic Nightwing vs Hush

first_imgStay on target Buy This Comic: DEATH ORB #1Buy This Comic: MAN-EATERS #1 “Dick Grayson has a lot of responsibility. Being the original partner to Batman, he’s the natural choice to be Bruce Wayne’s best man. So if anyone has to get to the wedding, it’s going to be him. Too bad Hush has other plans-and maybe Bruce Wayne does, too!”BATMAN: PRELUDE TO THE WEDDING: NIGHTWING VS. HUSH(W): Tim Seeley (A): Travis Moore (EA): Otto Schmidt (C): Tamra Bonvillain (L): Dave Sharpe (CA): Rafael Albuquerque & Dave McCaigI’ve become oddly invested in the marriage between Selina Kyle (Catwoman) and Bruce Wayne (Batman) for some time now. I usually don’t participate in large-scale comic events. With Selina and Bruce, I’m so happy this event is finally happening for them. They’re one of comics favorite one true pairings, and this is a long time coming. Hopefully, there’ll be a happy ending for the two (please they’ve been through enough). The road to marriage isn’t paved with gold. Batman, Catwoman, and the company they keep have to put up with a couple of villains coming out of the shadows to disassemble the marriage. First, we Robin (Damian Wayne) vs. Ra’s Al Ghul. Now, Nightwing Vs. Hush, which feels like a story set to go down in history, and I honestly wish there was more of it.via DC ComicsTim Seeley is one of my favorites when it comes to writing within the Batverse. He comes with such a classic narrative approach to it without being over the top but diving into the mind and psychology of the characters. Tom King does this perfectly as well, but as he deals with everything Bruce Wayne has to handle, Seeley takes over the supplemental stories that prelude Batman’s big day. Seeley brings together two of Batman’s most important people fighting head on to be his Best Man, and it couldn’t be more marvelous to witness.First, each member of the Batfam going up against a villain is not only a brilliant approach to lead up to Batman and Catwoman’s marriage, but it gives each of the Batman a fantastic counter to who they are. It also makes them question their place in Batman and Catwoman’s world before and after they tie the knot. Tommy Elliot (Hush) is hands-down one of my favorite characters in Batman. He’s also a great character to go up against Nightwing. He grew up with Bruce Wayne and was more or less like a brother to him. However, Tommy’s seething jealousy and muddled identity drove them apart because he wanted to have Bruce’s life so severely. What Joker is to Batman, Tommy Elliott is to Bruce Wayne, and Seeley very much shows this in his script.via DC ComicsIt’s impossible to come out of this Nightwing vs. Hush without going, “WHOA.” Seeley lays out all of Nightwing’s fears and strength as well as Hush’s obsession and heartbreak because he doesn’t want to be forgotten in Bruce’s pages. He doesn’t want to be overlooked but has lost himself in the process. He can’t stand on his own without wanting what Bruce has, but Dick Grayson is the opposite he has. Seeley does so much within his script in so little time. I hope he does a Hush book because he understands the character can do a deeper dive if he wants. He’s undeniable when it comes to his narratives that make you want to swallow them whole, with these issues and this one, in particular, that’s what he accomplishes without fail.With an incredible Batman story, you have to follow it up with some gorgeous art, and Travis Moore delivers tenfold in Nightwing vs. Hush. Moore gives a bit of a nostalgic feel to this comic that you instantly pick up on when looking at his full pages. His art looks almost like a painting in a way, rough around the edges, but still very smooth and serene to look at.via DC ComicsThe one thing that I very much admire about Moore’s art is his movements. If an artist can create smooth moves from panel to panel, it floors me. Moore does this wonderfully in this issue, especially with Dick Grayson. Since he has such an athletic and agility-based body, he can move like no other and Moore puts that to work in his panels. Also, Moore draws Nightwing’s side-butt, pouty lips, and abs real good, so we should thank him for the gifts we have received this day.Tamra Bonvillain is a colorist that just instantly knows how to create a mood with whatever books she’s attached to. It’s astounding to see the colors that she gives to each of the panels. Each page becomes something of a masterpiece with her attached. Bonvillain does an incredible job working within the dark streets of Gotham City. The overall comic is in a dark place and light in others. In those dark places is where Bonvillian’s colors genuinely shine. As Nightwing is talking to Hush, or the surprise reveals of Hush’s doing, Bonvillain allows the darkness to overflow with her colors. She creates something so melancholy yet tragic and overall heartwrenching to the script and counters Moore and Schmidt’s art. In the end, she lightens up that mood with brightness and sunlight to release you from that gasping breath you’ve been holding in.via DC ComicsDave Sharpe’s letters are incredibly varied and give an excellent balance to Seeley’s script moving from panel to panel. Sharpe not only knows where to place, but that placement honestly does guide your eye with the help of Moore’s script. Something that Sharpe does so well, especially with lettering against Moore’s art, carries those meaty parts of the text and make you feel it a little more. When Hush’s surprise is revealed towards the end, it was a perfect way to letter that type of panel. When Nightwing and Hush are in Wayne Manor, Sharpe’s lettering almost reminds you of a storybook. It trails down revealing a little bit more each time and brings you even more into the story.Batman: Prelude to the Wedding: Nightwing vs. Hush is captivating and entertaining from start to finish. It pins two different psyche’s against each other and makes for a wildly brilliant issue that leads to the big day for Batman and Catwoman. I can’t wait to see what Seeley and his team do with the next issue: Batgirl vs. The Riddler (out June 13th). Batman: Prelude to the Wedding: Nightwing vs. Hush is now available on Comixology and your local comic shop.6/6/2018 Releases – In addition to BATMAN: PRELUDE TO THE WEDDING: NIGHTWING VS. HUSH, here’s a list of other new titles that came out this week that you should be reading.Tales of Suspense: Hawkeye & The Winter Soldier by Matthew Rosenberg (W), Travel Foreman (A), Marco Checchetto (CA) MarvelNo. 1 With A Bullet by Jacob Semahn (W), Jorge Corona (A),  Jen Hickman (C), Steve Wands (L/D) Image ComicsDeath or Glory #2 by Rick Remender (W), Bengal (A), Rus Wooton (L) Image ComicsDoctor Who: The Seventh Doctor #1: Operation Volcano by Andrew Cartmel (W), Christopher Jones (A), Marco Lesko (C), Richard Starkings, Jimmy Bentancourt (L) Titan ComicsAbout Betty’s Boob by Véro Cazot (W), Julie Rocheleau (A) BOOM! – ArchaiaIsola #3 by Brenden Fletcher + Karl Kerschl (W), Karl Kerschl (A), MSASSYK (C), Aditya Bidikar (L) Image ComicsDazzler: X-Song #1 by Magdalene Visaggio (W), Laura Braga (A), Elizabeth Torque (CA)Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Pakistan condemns Israeli aggression in Gaza

first_imgISLAMABAD (AP) – Pakistan’s foreign minister has condemned what he calls Israel’s “aggression” against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.Hina Rabanni Khar spoke Wednesday ahead of a summit for eight developing countries in Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad.Pakistan’s state-run news agency carried a government statement saying the conflict in Gaza will likely be a hot topic in discussions between Pakistani leaders and those visiting for the D-8 summit, which will be held on Thursday. Comments   Share   Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Top Stories center_img Four benefits of having a wireless security system Sponsored Stories Pakistan has said participants will include Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Senior leaders from Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia and Nigeria will also attend.Egyptian officials have said Egypt, Iran and Turkey will also meet on the sidelines of the summit to discuss the conflict in Syria.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Daylast_img read more