ONE: Yamaguchi eyes quick revenge vs Filipino bet Iniong

first_img“My image of the last match was Gina getting some points with her boxing, and me with my ground game,” she stated “It was back and forth, but all of my team thought I won.”Both fighters have vastly improved since their last match and Yamaguchi is well aware of Iniong’s power.“Gina has a really good right hand she throws, and she is strong and physical. I am better with the ground game and improved more in my boxing skills compared to our previous match,” she said.Yamaguchi is confident enough to guarantee that this time, she will get her hands raised in victory.“It is going to end early. It will be a clear finish by me. It is going to be a knockout,” she said.ADVERTISEMENT PHOTO FROM ONE CHAMPIONSHIPSINGAPORE—It may not have been the title match she had initially prepared for, but Mei Yamaguchi’s upcoming bout against Filipino fighter Gina Iniong was something she had hoped to happen again a long time.The last time these two fighters met in 2014, Yagamuchi went home with the seventh loss—a split decision—of her career.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Now the Japanese martial artist  gets a shot at revenge when they clash in ONE: Immortal Pursuit on Friday at Singapore Indoor stadium here.“I was glad that Gina answered ‘yes’ to the match on the Singapore card with me,” said Yamaguchi. “I have always looked for a chance for revenge. It is the perfect moment.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutYamaguchi was supposed to challenge ONE Atomweight Champion Angela Lee for the belt, but the Singaporean star met a car accident two weeks before their scheduled title fight.Iniong, a native of Baguio City, was tapped a replacement just 14 days after her last bout in Manila, but she is ready as ever to try to repeat over one of the top Atomweight fighters in the continent. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA NBA: Coach Lue defends LeBron’s heavy minutes Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortcenter_img Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Read Next MOST READ Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’ PLAY LIST 01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Boxer Akhil livid as his bed at CWG Village collapses

first_imgThe shoddy state of the Games’ Village stood exposed today when the Indian boxing team checked in at their residential block there only to find defending Commonwealth Games gold medallist Akhil Kumar’s bed collapsing.The 10-member Indian team, comprising among others Olympic and world championship bronze medallist Vijender Singh, were also kept waiting for nearly four hours at the Olympic Bhavan here for the bus to take them to the Games’ Village.On reaching the Games’ Village, Akhil said it was a rude shock as his bed collapsed when he sat down to take rest after a long journey.”We reached at the Olympic Bhavan late in the afternoon to collect our accreditation cards. But when I sat down on my bed to take rest it collapse,” he told PTI.”I checked the bed and part of it has no plywood on it. It was very disappointing after enduring a long journey. The athletes are at least entitled a decent place to rest. Even the toilets are not very clean. I have told coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu about this,” said the boxer who will compete in 56kg at the Commonwealth Games.Apart from Akhil and Vijender (75kg), the team also comprises Asian champion Suranjoy Singh (52kg) and Commonwealth champions Jai Bhagwan (60kg) and Dinesh Kumar (81kg).Accompanied by national coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu and Cuban coach B I Fernandes, the team comes here after months of training at the Naitonal Institute of Sports (NIS) in Patiala.Boxers join the weightlifters and netball players in arriving at the Village, which was severely criticised by international delegates some days ago.advertisementlast_img read more

‘Canes Skate Past Isles, 3-2

first_imgNEW YORK — Ron Hainsey is making a habit this week of scoring game-winning goals, a development the young Carolina Hurricanes will be happy to see continue.The veteran defenseman scored at 2:21 of the 3-on-3 overtime to lift the Hurricanes to a 3-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Oct. 29.Hainsey also had the game-winner in Carolina’s 3-1 victory at Detroit on Oct. 27.Against the Islanders, Hainsey took a pass from Jordan Staal and slid the puck past New York goalie Thomas Greiss near the midpoint of the extra period for his second of the season.“Obviously anything can happen 3-on-3. I was trying to beat their backcheckers up the ice. I saw the goalie move a little to the right so I figured if I could get him moving the other way, I’d have a half a chance,” Hainsey said. “It’s probably five years for me between game winners. I’m just happy to get two wins.”Brock McGinn and Chris Terry scored in regulation and Eddie Lack stopped 17 shots to help Carolina win its second straight to cap a 4-3-0 road trip.Terry had tied the score with 5:04 left in the third, finishing off a slick passing play with Eric and Jordan Staal. The goal was Terry’s second of the season.Matt Martin and Frans Nielsen scored for the Islanders, Nick Leddy had two assists, and Greiss finished with 26 saves.“We weren’t good enough tonight,” Martin said. “Five-on-five we have to play better.”Both goalies traded glove saves early in the overtime. Lack stopped John Tavares while Greiss denied Staal. Greiss stopped Jeff Skinner with an arm save before Hainsey scored the winner.The Islanders lost for just the third time in seven home games (4-1-2) at Barclays Center and moved into a tie with the Rangers for first place in the Metropolitan Division.“You’re not going to win every night but we have to bring a better effort,” said Nielsen, who scored a highlight-reel goal to put the Islanders ahead 2-1 with 7:10 left in the second. “Every point is huge.”Nielsen skated virtually unimpeded from his own blue line, splitting the Hurricanes’ defense and beating Lack with a backhand for his fourth of the season and third in the last two games.Greiss fell to 3-0-2 for the Islanders, who signed the German-born goaltender as a free agent last summer.The overtime defeat left Islanders coach Jack Capuano a bit miffed at his team but also giving credit to the Hurricanes.“They have a good young team, they have a fast team,” Capuano said. “That is one of the better teams that we have played. They deserved the win. But that was our worst execution in a long time. We didn’t manage the puck well.”Martin opened the scoring for the Islanders, tipping in Leddy’s slap shot at 8:56 of the first for his first of the season.McGinn tied it with 5:00 left in the first, taking a pass from Jay McClement and beating Greiss for his second goal of the season.Greiss replaced starter Jaroslav Halak who missed the game with unspecified illness. Islanders forward Ryan Strome also was a late scratch because of illness.The Islanders outshot the Hurricanes 8-4 in the first while the Hurricanes had a 8-6 shots advantage in the second period. The Hurricanes came alive in the third, outshooting the home team 13-4.“Clearly our best period was the third,” said Hainsey,’ who has 42 goals in 764 career games. “We did a better job of holding onto the puck in their zone. We know how it is when you have a lead. We had nothing to lose. We aired it out a little more.”The Islanders are 6-1-1 in their last eight games and continued their masterful penalty killing over their last seven games with 23 straight man advantages snuffed out.(ALLAN KREDA) TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

18’S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS

first_imgThe pool matches are now completed. Results can be viewed here. For official scores, draws and statistics on teams and individual players visit the official SportingPulse homepage using the following link. 2004 18 YEARS CHAMPIONSHIPS LINK Stories can also be found on the ATA Tournaments – National 18’s page, using the following link. 2004 18 YEARS CHAMPIONSHIPS ATA LINK 18 YEARS AND UNDER NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS MENS ROUND 1: Wednesday September 15 Pool 1: 8:10am- ACT (6) def NSWCIS (1) 9:00am- SQBD (6) def SunCoast (3) 9:00am- QSST (12) def NT (1) Bye- CQ Pool 2: 8:10am- TouchWest (8) def Tas (1) 8:10am- SWQ (8) def Scorpions (6) 9:00am- NSWCHS (10) def Hornets (3) Bye- NSWCCC Pool 3: 8:10am- Mets (7) def Eagles (4) 9:00am- NQ (10) def SA (0) 9:50am- Suns (15) def Vic (0) Bye- Cobras WOMENS ROUND 1: Wednesday September 15 Pool 1: 12:00pm- TouchWest (7) def SA (2) 12:50pm- NSWCCC (4) def NQ (2) 12:50pm- NSWCHS (8) def Mets (1) Pool 2: 12:00pm- QSST (13) def Hornets (3) 12:50pm- Cobras (11) def NT (1) 12:50pm- NSWCIS (9) def SWQ (5) Bye- SunCoast Pool 3: 9:50am- SQBD (8) def Scorpions (2) 9:50am- Suns (10) def Rebels (2) 9:50am- CQ (14) def Tas (0) Bye- ACT MENS ROUND 2: Wednesday September 15 Pool 1: 1:40pm- NSWCIS (6) v NT (2) 1:40pm- QSST(5) drew CQ (5) 2:30pm- SunCoast (4) def ACT (3) Bye- SQBD Pool 2: 1:40pm- NSWCHS (10) v NSWCCC (6) 2:30pm- Hornets (4) v Scorpions (3) 2:30pm- SWQ (8) v Tas (0) Bye- TouchWest Pool 3: 2:30pm- Mets (7) def Cobras (4) 3:20pm- NQ (15) def Vic (0) 4:10pm- Eagles (16) def SA (3) Bye- Suns WOMENS ROUND 2: Wednesday September 15 Pool 1: 3:20pm- NSWCHS (6) def TouchWest (4) 3:20pm- NSWCCC (11) def SA (0) 3:20pm- Mets (3) def NQ (2) Pool 2: 4:10pm- SunCoast (10) def NT (0) 4:10pm- SWQ (4) def Hornets (2) 4:10pm- QSST (12) def Cobras (2) Bye- NSWCIS Pool 3: 1:40pm- ACT (6) def Rebels (2) 1:40pm- CQ (3) def Scorpions (0) 2:30pm- SQBD (5) def Suns (3) Bye- Tas MENS ROUND 3: Thursday September 16 Pool 1: 8:10am- CQ (7) def NT (1) 9:00am- QSST (14) def SunCoast (1) 9:50am- SQBD (4) drew ACT (4) Bye- NSWCIS Pool 2: 9:50am- NSWCHS (18) def Tas (0) 9:50am- SWQ (10) def TouchWest (6) 9:50am- NSWCCC (2) v Hornets (1) Bye- Scorpions Pool 3: 10:40am- NQ (5) def Suns (4) 10:40am- Mets (18) def Vic (0) 10:40am- Cobras (4) def Eagles (3) Bye- SA WOMENS ROUND 3: Thursday September 16 Pool 1: 11:30am- NSWCHS (5) def NSWCCC (3) 11:30am- TouchWest (5) def Mets (2) 11:30am- NQ (6) def SA (0) Pool 2: 8:10am- QSST (10) def NSWCIS (0) 8:10am- Cobras (10) def SWQ (0) 8:10am- SunCoast (10) def Hornets (3) Bye- NT Pool 3: 9:00am- SQBD (16) def Tas (0) 9:00am- CQ (4) v Suns (4) 9:00am- ACT (4) v Scorpions (4) Bye- Rebels MENS ROUND 4: Thursday September 16 Pool 1: 1:10pm- SQBD (5) def NT (1) 1:10pm- QSST (10) def ACT (0) 2:00pm- CQ (7) def NSWCIS (3) Bye- SunCoast Pool 2: 12:20pm- NSWCCC (5) def Scorpions (4) 1:10pm- Hornets (6) def TouchWest (1) 1:10pm- NSWCHS (14) v SWQ (5) Bye- Tas Pool 3: 2:00pm- Eagles (6) def Suns (4) 2:00pm- Cobras (13) def SA (3) 2:00pm- Mets (6) def NQ (5) Bye- Vic WOMENS ROUND 4: Thursday September 16 Pool 1: 2:50pm- NSWCHS (15) def SA (0) 3:40pm- TouchWest (3) def NQ (2) 3:40pm- NSWCCC (9) def Mets (4) Pool 2: 10:40am- Cobras (6) def NSWCIS (3) 11:30am- QSST (8) def SunCoast (0) 12:20pm- Hornets (5) drew NT (5) Bye- SWQ Pool 3: 12:20pm- Scorpions (4) drew Rebels (4) 12:20pm- Suns (17) def Tas (0) 12:20pm- SQBD (4) def ACT (2) Bye- CQ MENS ROUND 5: Thursday September 16 Pool 1: 4:30pm- SQBD (10) def NSWCIS (3) 4:30pm- CQ (11) def SunCoast (3) 5:20pm- NT (7) def ACT (3) Bye- QSST Pool 2: 4:30pm- SWQ (6) drew Hornets (6) 5:20pm- Scorpions (10) def TouchWest (5) 5:20pm- NSWCCC (14) def Tas (0) Bye- NSWCHS Pool 3: 6:10pm- NQ (8) def Eagles (7) 6:10pm- Suns (5) def SA (1) 6:10pm- Cobras (10) def Vic (0) Bye- Mets WOMENS ROUND 5: Thursday September 16 Pool 2: 3:40pm- SunCoast (4) drew NSWCIS (4) 3:40pm- SWQ (5) def NT (4) 4:30pm- Cobras (9) def Hornets (3) Bye- QSST Pool 3: 2:50pm- CQ (8) def Rebels (1) 2:50pm- ACT (11) def Tas (0) 2:50pm- Suns (4) drew Scorpions (4) Bye- SQBD Friday September 17 Pool 1: 11:20am- NSWCHS (4) def NQ (3) 11:20am- Mets (5) def SA (1) 11:20am- NSWCCC (5) def TouchWest (4) MENS ROUND 6: Friday September 17 Pool 1: 8:50am- CQ (7) def SQBD (5) 8:50am- QSST (11) def NSWCIS (0) 9:40am- NT (6) def SunCoast (3) Bye- ACT Pool 2: 9:40am- NSWCHS (10) def Scorpions (3) 9:40am- NSWCCC (12) def TouchWest (3) 10:30am- Hornets (10) def Tas (1) Bye SWQ Pool 3: 9:40am- Cobras (2) def Suns (1) 10:30am- Mets (11) def SA (5) 10:30am- Eagles (14) def Vic (1) Bye- NQ WOMENS ROUND 6: Friday September 17 Pool 2: 8:00am- SunCoast (7) def SWQ (6) 8:00am- Hornets (3) def NSWCIS (1) 8:00am- QSST (13) def NT (0) Bye- Cobras Pool 3: 8:00am- Scorpions (9) def Tas (1) 8:50am- SQBD (10) def Rebels (1) 8:50am- CQ (8) def ACT (4) Bye- Suns MENS ROUND 7: Friday September 17 Pool 1: 12:10pm- NSWCIS (3) drew SunCoast (3) 1:00pm- CQ (10) def ACT (2) 1:50pm- QSST (12) def SQBD (1) Bye- NT Pool 2: 1:00pm- Scorpions (11) def Tas (1) 1:00pm- NSWCCC (11) def SWQ (4) 1:50pm- NSWCHS (13) def TouchWest (1) Bye- Hornets Pool 3: 1:00pm- SA (5) def Vic (3) 1:50pm- NQ (4) def Cobras (2) 1:50pm- Mets (8) def Suns (3) Bye- Eagles WOMENS ROUND 7: Friday September 17 Pool 2: 10:30am- NSWCIS (14) def NT (4) 11:20am- Cobras (6) def SunCoast (3) 12:10pm- QSST (8) def SWQ (0) Bye- Hornets Pool 3: 12:10pm- ACT (5) def Suns (3) 12:10pm- SQBD (3) def CQ (2) 12:10pm- Rebels (12) def Tas (0) Bye- Scorpionslast_img read more

Prudence recommandée pendant cette période continue de vents forts et de grandes

first_imgOn demande aux Néo-Écossais de faire preuve de prudence, aujourd’hui 6 décembre, alors que les vents forts, les pluies abondantes et les ondes de tempête continuent d’entraîner des conditions dangereuses le long des côtes ainsi que des inondations dans certaines régions. « Cet automne, les Néo-Écossais ont vu de près les dangers que les tempêtes peuvent entraîner, a dit Ramona Jennex, ministre de la Gestion des urgences. Restez loin des côtes et prenez les précautions nécessaires pour assurer la sécurité de votre famille sur les routes aujourd’hui. » Des vents forts et un front de basse pression entraînent une augmentation du niveau de l’eau, particulièrement le long des côtes. La combinaison des ondes de tempête et des grandes vagues pourrait causer des inondations et des dommages dans certaines régions. On prévoit que les rafales diminueront en début d’après-midi. On demande aux Néo-Écossais de rester loin des côtes exposées où les vagues et les ondes imprévisibles constituent un danger important. Les automobilistes doivent faire preuve de prudence, particulièrement dans les régions côtières et de faible élévation, et porter attention aux routes qui sont fermées en raison de lignes d’électricité brisées et d’inondations, afin d’éviter ces routes. Les automobilistes doivent également réduire leur vitesse dans les régions où la visibilité est mauvaise et où l’eau s’est accumulée sur la route afin de prévenir l’aquaplanage. On demande aux Néo-Écossais d’être très prudents avec des flammes nues et autres sources de chaleur qu’ils pourraient utiliser en cas de panne d’électricité. Les gens doivent également bien attacher les objets près de leur maison et garder leurs animaux de compagnie à l’intérieur, s’il y a lieu. En cas d’inondation, écoutez la radio. Les autorités locales émettront des directives à l’intention des personnes qui habitent dans les régions touchées. Des conseils à suivre en cas d’urgence sont disponibles (en anglais seulement) à l’adresse http://emo.gov.ns.ca/content/know-risks. Des rafales de 90 kilomètres à l’heure ou plus ont été enregistrées à Halifax, et les traversiers qui font la navette entre Halifax et Dartmouth ont été mis hors service pendant l’heure de pointe ce matin. Les traversiers qui se rendent à Terre-Neuve sont hors service. Le Bureau de gestion des urgences continue de recevoir des mises à jour d’Environnement Canada et de surveiller la tempête de près. Les représentants du gouvernement sont en contact avec les municipalités et les services publics. Des équipes de Nova Scotia Power rétablissent l’électricité dans les régions où des pannes sont signalées. Comme toujours, composez le 911 en cas d’urgence.last_img read more

Quebecer among LGBTQ creators suing YouTube alleging discrimination

first_imgMONTREAL — A Canadian is among a group of LGBTQ content creators who have launched a class action lawsuit against YouTube in the United States, alleging the popular video-sharing website is censoring their content.The group of eight, which includes several prominent U.S. creators and Montreal-based transgender YouTuber Chase Ross, announced it is taking a stand against the video publisher and its parent company, Google, in a suit filed in California on Wednesday.In a statement, YouTube said it doesn’t target LGBTQ content. But Ross, the lone Canadian plaintiff for now, said the mere mention in videos of such words as “transgender,” “gay” and “lesbian” — or the use of those words in titles and tags — can get a video flagged as sensitive, restricting their views and curtailing advertising.“We are a group of LGBTQ creators that have had enough,” Ross said. “It has been affecting us for years and I’m so glad we’re going to be doing something about it, because after doing videos and talking with YouTube, nothing happened.”Ross recounted in an interview being particularly affected last year when an anniversary video about his surgery was flagged.“I’d had surgery five years ago. It’s a big moment in my transition. I was really excited, and the moment I added the word ‘transgender’ in the title, it was demonetized,” Ross explained. Demonetization renders a video unsuitable for advertisers.“I did two tests and it still happened the same way so I made a big deal about it online, I made a big fuss because people needed to know.”Ross said an algorithm makes the determination, and LGBTQ videos often find themselves flagged, even if there’s nothing inherently offensive or inappropriate in them.“There are a lot of videos that talk about LGBT content — there’s nothing sexual in the video — and it’s demonetized,” Ross said.In a statement, YouTube spokesperson Alex Joseph said the company is proud that “so many LGBTQ creators have chosen YouTube as a place to share their stories and build community.”Joseph said all content on the site is subject to the same policies.“Our policies have no notion of sexual orientation or gender identity and our systems do not restrict or demonetize videos based on these factors or the inclusion of terms like ‘gay’ or ‘transgender,’ ” Joseph said. “In addition, we have strong policies prohibiting hate speech, and we quickly remove content that violates our policies and terminate accounts that do so repeatedly.”Ross, who began using the platform when he was 15, said YouTube was a revolutionary in his own experience.“YouTube is where I found myself — it’s where I found out what trans people were. It’s where I found out that you can be trans and can live, and it’s okay to be trans,” said Ross, now 28.“It really saved my life so when I started making content. I started making content for the younger me, the content that didn’t exist, the information that I never had when I was younger.”He now has 164,000 subscribers and his videos can get 10,000 views or more.Ultimately, Ross doesn’t want to be censored, nor does he want to have to censor himself to get published.“YouTube really changes lives and it helps people that live in places where a queer or trans community doesn’t exist, so they’re not so alone,” Ross said. “When content gets demonetized or is deemed as inappropriate, people see that and they associate the LGBT community with things that aren’t appropriate.”What Ross is looking for is accountability from Google/YouTube.“More than anything, I want systemic change, I want there to be change in the platform, I want people to be treated equally on the platform,” Ross said.The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court seeks an injunction requiring YouTube to “cease and desist from capriciously restricting, demonetizing, or otherwise censoring any content of videos uploaded to the YouTube site.” It is also seeking unspecified damages to be determined at trial.While the LGBTQ community is pushing the lawsuit, Ross said others like family bloggers and disabled people also face similar problems.“We are hoping that this is a stepping-stone to changing the system for everyone,” he said.Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Moroccos Auto Phosphates Exports to Narrow Account Deficit

Rabat- Morocco’s current account deficit will narrow over the next quarters, owing to the “booming autos and phosphates exports.”In a report by Fitch Solutions Macro Research, Morocco’s account deficit is set to shrink to 3.3 percent of GDP in 2018 and 2.2 percent in 2019, down from 3.6 percent in 2017.The lowered deficit is thanks to rising export growth, expected to continue in 2019. The main drivers behind booming exports are vehicles, phosphates, aeronautics, and agricultural products. The report also anticipates rapidly increasing growth in Morocco’s vehicle production. Production will grow by 18.2 percent in  2019, up from 16.8 percent in 2018, in line with the government’s 2014-2020 Industrial Acceleration Plan.The plan has two major goals. The first goal is to create 500,000 jobs, half of which are to be generated by Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and half from the restored industry. Second, the plan aims to increase industrial production’s share in GDP from 14 percent in 2018 to 23 percent in 2020.“FDI has performed poorly over 2018, with liabilities (investments by foreign residents) contracting by 1.9% quarter-on-quarter in Q218. That said, this still represents a 3.9% increase on a year-on-year basis.”The report keeps an optimistic tone over Morocco’s ability to attract more FDI over the coming years.The US and Brazilian markets’ demand for fertilisers, “the primary end-product of Moroccan phosphates,” is also expected to increase, the report states.Moreover, the projected slower rise of global energy prices compared to the rapid rise in 2018, will support Morocco’s current account by moderating imports.Read Also: Report: Military Service Spending to Disrupt Morocco’s Debt ReductionRapid rise of oil prices pressured Moroccan imports The rapid rise in oil price “has put immense upward pressure on Moroccan imports,” states the report, explaining that Brent crude oil prices rose to $86.3 per barrel in early October 2018 from $57.2 per barrel a year earlier. Fitch expects Brent crude to remain $82 per barrel on average in 2019, calling the trend “more tepid oil price gains ahead.”As Morocco’s energy imports are expected to remain more steady, the current account deficit will gradually narrow. In its previous report, Fitch group argued that the Moroccan government is no longer considering capping fuel prices, taking back its earlier argument which stated that the “political pressure brought about by rising inflation on the back of higher oil prices, would push the government to cap fuel prices.”Read Also: Morocco to Spend MAD 2.35 Billion to Restore Old MedinasFor now, Morocco’s fuel prices cap scheme has “fizzled out,” since inflation is on the back foot again. “Given that we expected subsidies to account for nearly a third of new spending in 2018, the avoidance of this measure will be positive for consolidation efforts,” it states.The government had reportedly finalized a plan to cap fuel prices in July and was awaiting approval by Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani.The fuel price cap plan came amid growing anger and demonstrations against rising living costs that have fueled a boycott against three companies: Sidi Ali, Afriquia gas, and Centrale Danone.Morocco lifted fuel subsidies in 2015, deregulating the fuel distribution market. Now prices have reached a five year high as oil prices worldwide have increased.The public became angrier when a parliamentary report was leaked revealing fuel distributors had increased their profits. As prices increased, distributors’ profit margins widened, but they did not expand Morocco’s storage capacity to the extent they pledged. read more

Jayantha Perera promoted to the rank of Admiral

President Maithripala Sirisena, who is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, has promoted the Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera to the rank of Admiral with effect from 09th July 2015, the Navy media unit said.Admiral Jayantha Perera has been decorated with Rana Wickrama  Padakkama for gallantry and awarded with many other medals that include Vishista Seva Vibhushanaya and Utthama Seva Padakkama. Successive Commanders of the Navy have issued him with ‘Letters of Commendation’ for his exceptional execution of duties and achievements in numerous fields. He  assumed duties as the 19th Commander of the Navy on 01st July  2014. (Colombo Gazette)

Costing the city over 100k a day New Yorkers are desperate to

first_img Share Tweet Email2 47,120 Views Apr 5th 2017, 9:33 AM Costing the city over $100k a day, New Yorkers are desperate to get Melania Trump to move out More than half a million people have signed a petition urging Melania to move to Washington. By AFP Short URL Wednesday 5 Apr 2017, 9:33 AM 84 Comments Image: Anthony Behar SIPA USA/PA Images Image: Anthony Behar SIPA USA/PA Images http://jrnl.ie/3324759 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article MORE THAN HALF a million people have signed a petition demanding that First Lady Melania Trump move into the White House or foot the expense of living in New York herself.The Slovenian-born former model and mother of one has continued to live at her Manhattan penthouse apartment more than two months after husband Donald Trump was sworn in as 45th president of the United States.The first lady has said that she and 11-year-old son Barron will move to Washington after the current school year ends in the summer.New York expects to spend an average of $127,000-$146,000 a day for the police and $4.5 million annually for the fire department to protect the first lady and her child while they live in Trump Tower, city police chief James O’Neill wrote in a letter to local members of Congress in February.Police spent $24 million on protecting the family from election day on 8 November 2016 to inauguration day on 20 January, on the eve of which the New York real estate tycoon moved to Washington.“The US taxpayer is paying an exorbitant amount of money to protect the First Lady in Trump Tower,” said the petition set up on Change.Org.“As to help relieve the national debt, this expense yields no positive results for the nation and should be cut from being funded,” it added.The petition, which was started two weeks ago, has already been signed by more than 514,200 people. It has a goal of reaching one million supporters.The petition is to be delivered to Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, both prominent Trump opponents on the left of US politics.The president has not returned to New York since moving to Washington but has spent multiple weekends at his estate in Palm Beach, Florida to the frustration of some residents there.Signatories to the petition have left less than savory words for the first family’s living arrangements.“Melania not living in the White House is not only expensive but an insult to Americans,” wrote Gary Strauss from Madison, Wisconsin on Tuesday.“This exposes one of the many hypocrisies of this administration,” added Roderick Grant of Huntington Station, New York.- © AFP, 2017Read: Melania Trump makes rare public speech calling for women’s empowermentRead: Melania Trump caught plagiarising again, but this time she’s gone for one of her husband’s ex-wiveslast_img read more

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first_imgMachine Learning & Data Science Certification Training Bundle – $35See Deal The Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning revolution is finally upon us, and these exciting technologies act as the driving force behind everything from self-driving cars to surgical robots and powerful search algorithms. That means that if you want to land some of the most lucrative and important careers of both today and tomorrow, you need to get up to speed with everything AI and machine learning has to offer. These five courses will help you stay ahead of the curve, and each is available at a significant discount for a limited time.The Complete Machine Learning BundleRegular Price: $780   |   Sale Price: $24.65 w/ coupon code MADNESS15    |   You save over 95%With ten courses and over 400 in-depth lessons, this bundle is ideal for anyone who wants to learn both the fundamentals and more advanced aspects of machine learning and AI applications. You’ll learn how to utilize machine learning concepts for quant trading, build powerful statistical models that can predict future trends, work with go-to programs like Hadoop and MapReduce, and much more. The Essential MATLAB & Simulink Certification Training BundleRegular Price: $549   |   Sale Price: $29.75 w/ coupon code MADNESS15    |   You save over 90%MATLAB is hands-down one of the most important and relied-upon tools in the interconnected worlds of AI and machine learning, and this five-course bundle will teach you everything you need to know. You’ll learn how to construct powerful algorithms, gain insights from massive sets of complex data, integrate your projects with Simulink, and more. The Complete Robotics eBook BundleRegular Price: $199   |   Sale Price: $12.75 w/ coupon code MADNESS15    |   You save over 90%Practically every tech junkie dreams of building his or her own robot, and this five-part eBook bundle will teach you how to do just that — through comprehensive instruction that focuses on both the more abstract and theoretical elements of robotics to the more intricate details that have to do with engineering and programming. This $500 SEO Tool Is Only $24 TodayThis Easy-to-Fly LED Drone Performs Acrobatic Moves Stay on target The Complete Machine Learning Bundle – $29See Deal The Artificial Intelligence Engineer Master Class Bundle – $59See Deal The Essential MATLAB & Simulink Certification Training Bundle – $35See Deal The Artificial Intelligence Engineer Master Class BundleRegular Price: $1599   |   Sale Price: $50.15 w/ coupon code MADNESS15    |   You save over 95%If you’re interested in being a part of the next wave of groundbreaking AI technologies, then this bundle is for you. It features eighty hours of content that focus on everything from the basics of AI technology to its more intricate elements and uses hands-on examples in order to teach you how to build everything from predictive software programs to fully-functional robots. Machine Learning & Data Science Certification Training BundleRegular Price: $1600   |   Sale Price: $29.75 w/ coupon code MADNESS15    |   You save over 95%This eight-course bundle contains over 500 lessons led by industry experts that will help you understand everything that machine learning and data science have to offer. You’ll learn how to work with Tensorflow and Keras, how to use Python in order to build predictive models based on a wide variety of input data, how to utilize that latest linear regression tactics, how to work with clustering and classification technologies, and more. The Complete Robotics eBook Bundle – $15See Deal Like these deals? Check out Vault, the best way to secure your online data for just $9.99/mo.last_img read more

Columbia Springs serves up steady stream of wild things to study

first_imgColumbia Springs’ mission is environmental education. One of its youngest volunteers, Ciara Downey, stuck to that mission Saturday during Family Nature Day as she regaled visitors with facts about the humble crayfish.“One fact: They pinch. Also, he can swim backwards with his tail,” said Ciara, 7, as she held a crayfish in a small plastic box.“Wanna see a baby sculpin?” Ciara asked, referring to a small fish.Her mom, Annemarie Downey, said their family volunteers at Columbia Springs often and participates in salmon releases. On Saturday, they were among a cadre of volunteers who had scooped up aquatic macro invertebrates and placed them in plastic bins filled with water so people could observe them up close.Andrew Flath, 8, was using a large pipette to suck up water and invertebrates.“He’s interested in all these little creatures,” said his dad, Christopher Flath.Andrew’s mom, Jennifer Flath, meanwhile, was a bit unnerved by the caddisfly larvae, which make ornate protective cases out of rocks, wood and whatever they find in the stream — in some cases making them look like a living piece of bark.The Flath family visits the Water Resources Education Center and Columbia Springs in Vancouver often. They heard about Family Nature Day online. It’s a good place to take kids, Christopher Flath said.last_img read more

Sean Dyche hopes his players will overcome poor form

first_imgSean Dyche has urged his players to wake up from slumber after accusing them of being trapped in a fog following Burnley’s loss at Wolves.The Clarets are experiencing their worst start to a league campaign in 90 years.Dyche’s men have managed to secure one point from their opening five games this term, and the manager has called on his team to step up their game.“No complaints, Wolves played well,” he told Sky Sports. “They are a good side, and we knew we would have to defend resolutely, which to be fair I thought we did – our ‘keeper played well.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“We were a bit more like ourselves defensively. It was a poor goal but other than that we got blocks in, were resolute and stayed in the game where we could have got something.“But attacking wise it was nowhere near enough, not enough quality, guile and energy really. That’s got to change.“We’re in a bit of fog at the moment; we collectively have to get our way out of that. We’ve been here before, we know it changes quickly, but we’ve got to work to make it change.”last_img read more

Cheque to support TCI Red Cross from Scotiabank

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Royal Navy ship TCI arrival postponed Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 18 May 2015 – Kudos to Scotiabank says the Turks and Caicos Red Cross; the bank donated a thousand dollars for a fundraiser set for May 30th at the Provo Golf Club. That fundraiser is the annual Red Cross Ball where the main beneficiaries will be the Youth arm of the TCI Red Cross and the disaster relief program. As you know, June 1 marks the start of Hurricane Season officially… we have already had the first named system for the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season; Ana. Thankfully there is no tropical activity forecast for the next 48 hours according to the Natl Hurricane Center. Related Items:cheques, hurricane season, provo golf club, Scotia bank, TCI Red Cross The TCI Red Cross spearheads Bahamas relief efforts New small business support organization establishedlast_img read more

Storm impact across the county rainbows flooding shelters open

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Storm impact across the county: rainbows, flooding, shelters open Posted: January 31, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsDEL MAR (KUSI)- The rainy weather hit North County first before heading down to the Pacific Beach and Downtown. KUSI’s Dan Plante has more on the weather in North County KUSI Newsroom January 31, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- The rain is affecting the homeless residents. Father Joe’s is opening more room in an emergency shelter so that homeless can sleep in a dry environment. KUSI’s Sasha Foo has more on this story in Downtown. 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsPACIFIC BEACH (KUSI)- The storm moved it’s way to Pacific Beach and La Jolla where San Diego Lifeguard Swiftwater Rescue teams are ready to help any people trapped by flooding. KUSI’s John Soderman has more on that story.last_img read more

66 have not heard about GDPR legislation

first_imgTwo-thirds (66%) of respondents have no knowledge of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation, or have any plans in place to prepare to comply with the upcoming legislation, according to research by DocsCorp.Its survey of 200 UK small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) employers also found that 30% of respondents did not have an awareness of metadata, which is a set of data that describes and gives information about other data sets. Under GDPR legislation, employers will have increased responsibility for handling metadata.The research also found:47% of respondents handle sensitive information, such as names, addresses and bank details, that might be transferred between computers using metadata and would therefore need to comply with the new data handling legislation.67% of respondents working in the finance sector do not have an awareness of metadata.100% of respondents who work in the legal sector know what metadata is and already have systems in place to manage it. This compares to 50% of respondents from the public and government sector, and 43% of respondents based at life sciences organisations.58% of respondents provide their employees with remote-working opportunities, which may mean they are under increased pressure to ensure the safe transfer of data.Ben Mitchell, vice president at DocsCorp Europe, Middle East and Africa, said: “There are a number of important steps that businesses should take before the May 2018 deadline. Firstly, evaluate all internal operations that involve the handling of secure data. Identify any areas that might present the risk of a data breach, and design processes to minimise that risk. Train employees where necessary, and implement smart systems and software to ensure security.“Finally, understand the processes for reporting any breach to the proper [European Union] authorities, because failure to report may escalate sanctions, penalties and fines, which can be up to €20,000,000, or 4% of [the] organisation’s global turnover, whichever is higher.”last_img read more

Web Site Fans Worth 50x as Much as FlyBys

first_imgIf the old adage that 10 percent of your staff does 90 percent of the work rings true, the same could be said for your Web site traffic. Scout Analytics, a specialist in digital revenue optimization (including calculating revenue-per-visitor for publisher sites), has released new research offering publishers four new ways to categorize Web site traffic-and assign value to them. According to Scout Analytics, audience breakdown includes:Fly-by: Someone who visits once. Occasional: Visitor to the site two to three times per month. An occasional visitor has an average revenue potential of 5:1 compared to fly-bys. Regular: Visitor to the site one to two times per week. A regular has an average revenue potential of 10:1 compared to fly-bys.Fan: Visitor to the site more than two times per week. A fan has an average revenue potential of 50:1 compared to fly-bys. According to Scout Analytics, fly-bys make up 70 percent to 80 percent of the average publisher’s audience, but deliver less than 30 percent of page views. One site the company works with had 400,000 monthly uniques, but discovered just 15,000 core users. “They had been assuming they had loyal readership of 400,000.” says Scout Analytics vice president of strategy Matt Shanahan. “A loyal reader is recurring revenue. Everyone wants to optimize SEO but I would say for most publishers, the SEO is working fine. What you’re not doing is converting fly-bys into loyal readers.”last_img read more

ARREST LOG Wilmington Police Make 5 Arrests Issue 1 Summons

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — According to Wilmington Police Logs, Wilmington Police issued the following arrests and summonses between September 13, 2018 and September 19, 2018:Thursday, September 13NoneFriday, September 14Guerby A. Centatus (30, Haverhill) was issued a summons for Operating A Motor Vehicle With A Suspended License and Speeding. (1:49am)Saturday, September 15NoneSunday, September 16John Amaro Gearty (31, Wilmington) was arrested on a probation warrant. (8:34am)Robert A. Newton, Jr. (43, North Reading) was arrested on Operating A Motor Vehicle With A Suspended Or Revoked License; Marked Lanes Violation; and Motor Vehicle Operator’s Refusal To Identity Self Or Give False Name. Newton was pulled over on Chestnut Street. (3:31pm)Monday, September 17Christopher John Wiese (33, North Reading) was arrested with Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon. (4:40pm)Tuesday, September 18NoneWednesday, September 19Malia K. Melendez (19, Wilmington) was arrested on a warrant. (8:35am)Mia V. Curtatone (24, Wilmington) was arrested on a warrant for use a motor vehicle without authority. (11:00am)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)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.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 3 Arrests & Issue 4 SummonsesIn “Police Log”ARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 1 Arrest & Issue 2 SummonsesIn “Police Log”ARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 5 Arrests & Issue 4 SummonsesIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Thousands protest in Spain over gang rape acquittal

first_imgPeople shout slogans during a protest in Pamplona on 28 April 2018 after five men, accused of gang raping a woman at Pamplona`s bull-running festival, were sentenced to nine years in jail for `sexual abuse,` avoiding the more serious charge of rape. The men, aged 27 to 29 who called themselves `the pack`, had been accused of raping the woman, then aged 18, at the entrance to an apartment building in Pamplona on 7 July 2016, at the start of the week-long San Fermin festival, which draws tens of thousands of visitors. AFPTens of thousands of Spaniards took to the streets of Pamplona on Saturday to protest against the acquittal of five men accused of gang raping an 18-year-old woman at the city’s bull-running festival.Demonstrators have filled streets across the country since the court ruling on Thursday, leading Spain’s conservative government to say it will consider changing rape laws.The men were acquitted of sexual assault, which includes rape, and sentenced to nine years for the lesser offence of sexual abuse.In Pamplona itself, police said that “between 32,000 and 35,000 people” took part in a demonstration on Saturday, rallying under the slogan “it’s not sexual abuse, it’s rape”.Thousands of women marched together with their hands raised at the protest, which police said passed off peacefully.Ana Botin, the influential head of Santander, one of Spain’s biggest banks, tweeted that the ruling was “a step back for women’s security” while former judge Manuela Carmena, now Madrid mayor, said it “does not meet women’s demand for justice.”The men, aged 27 to 29, had been accused of raping the woman at the entrance to an apartment building in Pamplona on 7 July, 2016, at the start of the week-long San Fermin festival, which draws tens of thousands of visitors.The five, all from the southern city of Seville, filmed the incident with their smartphones and then bragged about it on a WhatsApp messaging group where they referred to themselves as “La Manada”, or “The Pack” in English.Online petitionA woman gets a Venus symbol drawn on her face during a protest in Pamplona on 28 April 2018 after five men, accused of gang raping a woman at Pamplona`s bull-running festival, were sentenced to nine years in jail for `sexual abuse,` avoiding the more serious charge of rape. AFPAn online petition calling for the disqualification of the judges who passed the sentence gathered more than 1.2 million signatures by Saturday.The issue also hogged the headlines of newspapers all around the country and an order of Carmelite nuns added their voices to the wave of condemnation of the court judgement.Under Spain’s criminal code, evidence of violence or intimidation must exist for the offence of rape to be proved.But that was a legal nuance that was “not always easy to establish,” top-selling daily El Pais wrote in an editorial.It “leads to the painful question of just how much a person needs to fight to avoid being raped without risking getting killed, and still get recognised as a victim of a serious attack against sexual freedom while ensuring that the perpetrators do not enjoy impunity,” the newspaper said.In their ruling, the judges said that “it is indisputable that the plaintiff suddenly found herself in a narrow and hidden place, surrounded by five older, thick-bodied males who left her overwhelmed and unresponsive.”The videos show the plaintiff surrounded and stuck against the wall by two of the accused… she has an absent grimace, and keeps her eyes closed,” they added.’Macho culture’ Already on Thursday, large crowds of mainly women had marched in cities across Spain, including Madrid and Barcelona, following the court sentencing. In the northern city of Santander protesters blocked roads, public television TVE reported.Then on Friday, thousands of people demonstrated outside the Pamplona court where the judgement was made.And a community of 16 Carmelite nuns in the Hondarribia monastery in the Basque country condemned the court ruling on Facebook.”We live cloistered away, wearing a habit that reaches down to our ankles, we don’t go out in the evening, we don’t go to parties, we don’t drink alcohol and we’ve undertaken a vow of chastity,” the nuns said.”And because that’s our free choice, we will defend with all the means at our disposal… the right of all woman to FREELY do the opposite, without them being judged, raped, threatened, killed or humiliated,” they wrote.State prosecutors said they would appeal the ruling.Adriana Lastra, a top official with Spain’s main opposition Socialist party, said the court ruling was “disgraceful”.”It’s the product of a patriarchal and macho culture,” she added.The case was cited in signs carried by many women during massive demonstrations held in cities across Spain to mark International Women’s Day in March, which were among the largest in Europe.last_img

Alberto Downgraded To Depression Falling Tree Kills Two Journalists Reporting On Storm

first_img Share Twitter via @SpannForecasters have downgraded Alberto to a subtropical depression but say a flood threat persists as the huge system continues to dump heavy rains.The National Hurricane Center in Miami says Alberto, formerly a subtropical storm, weakened Monday evening just hours after making landfall in the Florida Panhandle. As of the 11 p.m. EDT advisory, Alberto was located about 50 miles (80 kilometers) west-northwest of Dothan, Alabama. Its top sustained winds are now down to about 35 mph (55 kph).Forecasters say the center of the depression is moving to the north near 12 mph (19 kph). The storm is expected to pick up speed in coming hours and move over Alabama later in the night and early Tuesday as it spreads storms around the South.Forecasters say rains from the far-flung system could produce flash flooding in the hours ahead.Authorities so far haven’t attributed any deaths or injuries directly to Subtropical Storm Alberto. But in North Carolina, a television news anchor and a photojournalist have died when a tree fell on their vehicle as they reported on severe weather on the fringes of the huge system.The North Carolina Highway Patrol says a large tree toppled Monday on the TV news vehicle near Tryon, North Carolina. Station WYFF-TV of Greenville, South Carolina, says one of its news anchors, Mike McCormick, and photojournalist, Aaron Smeltzer, were killed.McCormick and Smeltzer had just interviewed Tryon Fire Chief Geoffrey Tennant as they reported on fringe storms in North Carolina, hundreds of miles (kilometers) from the center of Alberto. Tennant says minutes later he got a call “and it was them.”Tennant didn’t directly blame Alberto for the deaths, noting the tree became loose in ground already saturated by a week rain.last_img read more