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Air Padda out as Adamson Lady Falcons head coach

first_imgMANILA, Philippines—Air Padda has been axed as Adamson University’s head coach three games into the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Donnie Nietes vacates WBO super flyweight title to pursue bigger fights Padda started her career with Adamson in Season 79 but her first year with the Lady Falcons produced just one win against 13 losses.The Lady Falcons nearly entered the Final Four in Season 80 with a 6-8 record but settled for the fifth spot in the standings.This wasn’t the first time Adamson had to change coaches in the middle of the tournament when in 2016 it had to give double duties to Domingo Custodio to become the mentor of both the men and women’s programs after Sherwin Meneses left the team eight games into Season 78.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem View comments Rogelio Getigan, the head coach of Kings Montessori School’s girls’ volleyball team, is replacing Padda as the head coach of the Lady Falcons, according to a statement by Adamson University.Padda, however, will remain in the team’s bench for the remainder of the season as the Lady Falcons try to bounce back from their 0-3 record.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“The administration expresses its gratitude to coach Airess Padda for mentoring the team through two UAAP seasons,” said Adamson in the statement. “She will, however, be still part of the coaching staff.” SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertecenter_img Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end MOST READ P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed LATEST STORIES Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 2013 PLAY LIST 01:19Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 201300:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausslast_img read more


November 27, 2019 0

Unbeaten Greece Pounds Croatia, 76-65

first_imgGreece’s surprising remade basketball squad of youngsters went to 4-0 and stayed on a roll in the World Cup Basketball Championships in Spain on Sept. 3, beating a tough Croatia team, 76-64.If Greece, ranked fifth in the world, can beat 3d-ranked Argentina on Sept. 4 it will finish at the top of its group in the first round, having already won a spot in the final 16. Argentina took apart Senegal, 81-46 in another group game.The Greeks put a defensive chokehold on Croatia’s big front line, compensating for poor shooting in 3-pointers and free throws.Coach Fotis Katsikaris’ emphasis on teamwork has so far more than made up for the loss of the national team’s older top stars, some retired, others injured or who didn’t want to play.Costas Kaimakoglou and Costas Papanikolaou, who signed with the Houston Rockets in the NBA, scored 14 points each, while Yiannis Bourousis had 13.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more


November 18, 2019 0

Mouser adds Micron’s memory solutions to its portfolio

first_img Continue Reading Previous AAEON: 4-inch motherboard built for speedNext Sensirion temperature sensor STS3x used by modum’s monitoring system Mouser Electronics has signed a global distribution agreement with Micron Technology, a world leader in innovative memory solutions that transform how the world uses information. With the agreement, Mouser adds a key memory technology manufacturer to its portfolio, serving its customers worldwide with Micron’s solutions. Micron products target a broad array of applications in the computing, networking, data, server, mobile, embedded, consumer, automotive, and industrial markets.Mouser is now stocking the full breadth of Micron memory products, including NAND, DRAM and DRAM modules, multi-chip packages, and Hybrid Memory Cubes based on through-silicon via (TSV) technology. The Micron portfolio available from Mouser also includes products that incorporate 3D XPoint technology, a new class of nonvolatile memory with 1,000 times lower latency than NAND.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img read more


November 18, 2019 0

Norway’s brothers in arms advance at Euros

first_imgBerlin, Aug 8 (AFP) Norway’s defending European champion Filip Ingebrigtsen, along with brothers Henrik and Jakob, moved smoothly into the final of the men’s 1500m after successfully negotiating their heats at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium today. The 25-year-old Filip, the sixth fastest European of all time over 1500m who also won world bronze in London last year, clocked 3min 40.88sec in finishing third in his heat behind Poland’s Marcin Lewandowski and Briton Charlie Grice to progress to Friday’s 12-man final. Henrik, the eldest of the trio at 27, won bronze behind Filip in Amsterdam having previously won the European crown in Helsinki in 2012 and a silver in 2014. He also progressed after coming in third (3:49.54) in his heat won by Britain’s Chris O’Hare. Jakob, who will be 18 next month, might be the one to watch out for, however, posting 3:40.81 in winning the third and final heat. The teenager, coached like his siblings by father Gjert, has a fledgling career based on a solid all-rounder’s grounding in cross-country, steeplechase and 5000m, as well as over 1500m and the mile. “Of course I’m satisfied to get into the final,” he said. “It’s all about training. We’ve been working really, really hard. I’m really excited.” In May this year, Jakob ran a 3:52.28 mile, which included an incredible final lap of 55.42sec, showing how dangerous he could be should family tactics come to the fore come Friday. “If anyone wants to join the Ingebritsen party, please do so!” said a buoyant Henrik, sporting a mohawk and bushy moustache.advertisement “I’m a championship runner and I haven’t done a fast time this year, so I am confident.” Filip admitted that “Henrik has more experience” as temperatures in Berlin soared above 34 degrees Centigrade (93F). And Jakob discounted family tactics, saying: “Initially we were thinking about racing tactics together, but Filip will go for himself, so we decided that we all will do the same.” – Howe’s reincarnation -======================== Italy’s US-born one-time long jumper Andrew Howe admitted he was looking for an unlikely reincarnation over 200m, 11 years on from his last major championships podium. “After I tore my achilles tendon in 2011, I couldn’t continue with the long jump,” Howe said. “I lacked that reactivity, so my coach suggested I switch to the 200m and it was a really good idea.” Howe, who won the 2006 European long jump title and world silver in Osaka a year later, clocked 20.60sec in his heat to advance to semi-finals later Wednesday. In pole for the 200m will be Azeri-born Turk Ramil Guliyev, the reigning world champion who was pushed back into silver in Amsterdam by Spain’s Bruno Hortelano. The Spaniard, born in Australia to Spanish parents who then relocated to Canada, insisted he was focused initially on the 200m. “I feel stronger than ever,” said the 26-year-old, who missed all last season after a catastrophic car accident in Madrid, in which he was a passenger, that left him at risk of a hand amputation. After consulting Spanish surgeon Xavier Mir, the go-to specialist for ranks of battered MotoGP riders, the amputation was avoided and the Cornell University genetics graduate made his return to the track. He has since set Spanish records for both the 200 and 400m (20.04, 44.69). “The 200m is my favoured distance and I have a lot less experience over 400m.” Wednesday’s evening session, with temperatures tipped to top 37C (99F), features four other medal events as well as the denouement of the decathlon. Women will compete in the 10,000m and shot put, while long jump and discus take centre stage for the men before the sapping 1500m finale of the decathlon. (AFP) ATKATKlast_img read more


November 17, 2019 0

Thibaut Courtois joins Real Madrid’s long list of injured players

first_imgReal Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has been sidelined with a hip problem, leaving the stuttering European champions without a total of seven players due to injury and suspension.Madrid said in a statement on Wednesday that the Belgian had a grade one injury in his left hip muscle, without stating for how long he would be ruled out.Spanish media reports said Courtois would be out for around 10 days, ruling him out of Sunday’s trip to Real Betis in La Liga as well as both Copa del Rey games against Leganes.The Belgian was expected to be on the bench for Wednesday’s first-leg match and the return leg on Jan. 16, with Keylor Navas playing instead.Courtois’s injury setback comes one day after Germany midfielder Toni Kroos was diagnosed with a thigh problem, ruling him out for between three to four weeks and meaning he will miss a crunch league game against high-flying Sevilla on Jan. 19.Real winger Lucas Vazquez is suspended for Sunday’s visit to Real Betis after being sent off in last week’s 2-0 defeat to Real Sociedad, which left Santiago Solari’s side fifth in La Liga and 10 points behind leaders Barcelona.Record signing Gareth Bale is currently sidelined with a groin strain and is not due back until the end of the month, while fellow forwards Marco Asensio, Mariano Diaz as well as midfield anchor Marcos Llorente are also unavailable due to injury.Also Read | AFC Asian Cup 2019: After dream start vs Thailand, India brace for tougher test against UAEAlso Read | Bayern Munich rope in France defender Benjamin Pavard from VfB StuttgartAlso Read | Mohamed Salah voted African Footballer of the Year for second successive yearadvertisementlast_img read more


November 16, 2019 0

Steve Bruce’s Sheffield Wednesday blunt Blades in Steel City stalemate

first_img Sheff Utd 28 Cranie 6 Fox SHU SHW 5 O’Connell 10 Bannan Goal attempts 45 Forestieri (s 62′) Share via Email Fouls Share on Pinterest Lineups Sheff Wed 9 Fletcher 25 Dawson 15 Lees (s 90′) Championship 15 Coutts Topics Corners 39 Aarons 21 Boyd 23 Hutchinson (s 46′) 17 McGoldrick Share on LinkedIn 3 Stevens 10 Sharp 12 Egan 19 Marco Matias 6 Basham 58 42 18 Freeman 8 Dowell 2 Palmer 1 Henderson Substitutes match reports 17 Nuhiu 25 Moore Share on Messenger Share on Facebook 34 Hector 16 Norwood SHU58SHW42% 36 Pudil Substitutes 8 Sheff Wed Off target 6 Sheff Utd 1 Sheff Wed On target 1 Sheff Utd 15 16 Match stats 4 Fleck (s 68′) 2 10 20 Reach 8 Pelupessy 14 Madine Sheffield United 1 Westwood Sheffield Wednesday Possession Sheffield United missed the chance to return to the automatic promotion spots as they were held to a goalless draw at Hillsborough.In the opening stages United’s Jack O’Connell appeared to be hit by objects thrown at him by the home crowd.“There were some coins,” said Chris Wilder. “It’s always been rough and tumble but, when I was player, [United] and Wednesday players used to go out and have a beer. It’s gone pretty hostile now and I don’t think anybody wants to see that.”The visitors carved out the only chance of a drab first half when Oliver Norwood found Gary Madine at the back post, only for Keiren Westwood to make a smart save.Madine appealed for a penalty after tangling with Michael Hector at a corner after 15 minutes but both teams lacked quality. “I didn’t think either side deserved to win it,” said Wilder.Steve Bruce brought on George Boyd at half-time and it almost worked immediately as Steven Fletcher sent an overhead kick over the bar from his cross. Rolando Aarons almost put the hosts ahead on the hour when he beat his man and struck a fierce left-foot effort that Dean Henderson parried.Wednesday should have led when Aarons’ brilliant cross was met by Sam Hutchinson eight yards out but the midfielder shot straight at Henderson.Bruce said he did not see the incident involving O’Connell. “On the whole the two bunches of supporters were excellent,” he added. “[Derby games] are great to watch.” 19 Stearman Share on Twitter (s 79′) 27 Iorfa 21 Duffy Share on WhatsApp 11 Hogan Reuse this contentlast_img read more


November 16, 2019 0

ESPN Predicts Winner Of 9 College Football Rivalry Games

first_imgHead coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines talk on the field prior to their game.COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 26: (R-L) Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines talk on the field prior to their game at Ohio Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)The 2019 college football season is officially less than three weeks away from getting started, as Miami-Florida will kick things off on Saturday, Aug. 24.ESPN’s computer has already made some picks for this season.The Football Power Index has made projections for every game.Here are the picks for college football’s rivalry games.Notre Dame vs. USCWinner: Notre Dame A closeup of Brian Kelly wearing a visor.(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Florida vs. Florida StateWinner: Florida Florida head coach Dan Mullen runs onto the field.(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Nebraska vs. IowaWinner: Nebraska Scott Forst ahead of his team's game against Purdue.(Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Oklahoma vs. TexasWinner: Oklahoma former alabama quarterback jalen hurts(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Michigan vs. Michigan StateWinner: Michigan Jim Harbaugh during pregame before Michigan's game.(Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)Alabama vs. LSUWinner: Alabama A closeup of Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Ohio State vs. Penn StateWinner: Ohio State Ohio State coach Ryan Day looking over his notes during a football game.(Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)Auburn vs. AlabamaWinner: Alabama A closeup of Nick Saban wearing a headset.(Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)Michigan vs. Ohio StateWinner: Michigan A closeup of Michigan QB Shea Patterson throwing a pass.(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)***The 2019 college football season can’t get here fast enough.last_img read more


October 26, 2019 0

Vega Reederei Violates US Ballast Water Laws

first_imgzoom After an investigation of ballast water discharge violations, the US Coast Guard initiated civil penalty proceedings against Vega Reederei GmbH & Co. KG, the operator of the bulk carrier Vega Mars on February 2.While the vessel was moored in Tacoma around January 29, 2017, it discharged ballast water without the use of a Coast Guard approved ballast water management system or other approved means, according to the investigators. Such action is in violation with the National Invasive Species Act, with a maximum penalty of USD 38,175.Initial violations were found by Port State Control examiners while they were aboard the 580-foot Liberian-flagged bulker to verify it met US laws, regulations and applicable international conventions.Vessels equipped with ballast water tanks that operate in the waters of the United States must employ an approved ballast water management method to prevent the unintentional introduction and spread of aquatic nuisance species, the USCG said.last_img read more


October 23, 2019 0

Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Trunk 16 Trunk 16 will have alternating one lane closures for upgrading, gravelling and repaving from Phillips Harbour, east for 2.8 kilometres to Half Island Cove until Wednesday, Dec. 3. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle are on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Saturday with some Sunday work. Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184 HANTS COUNTY: Highway 101 and Bog Road Overpass The Bog Road overpass, above Highway 101 is closed until Sunday, Nov. 30. It is being replaced as part of the Highway 101 twinning project. A marked detour route is available on Rand Street, Bishopville Road, and Old Post Road. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. INVERNESS COUNTY: Grand Etang Bridge The Grand Etang Bridge will occasionally be reduced to one lane for bridge replacement until Friday, Dec. 19. A detour is available on a temporary bridge marked with signs and lighting. Traffic control people will be on site. Local Area Office: 902-563-2518 Fax: 902-563-2517 Local Area Office: 902-543-4671 Fax: 902-543-5596 Local Area Office: 902-578-9679 Fax: 902-563-0540 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Grand Lake Road Grand Lake Road will have alternating lane closures until Friday, Dec. 5 to install traffic signals at the entrance of Central Supplies and the Petro Canada station. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-538-3877 Fax: 902-538-8288 Local Area Office: 902-835-1641 Fax: 902-835-1860 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Route 316 Route 316 will have alternating one lane closures for upgrading, gravelling and repaving from the intersection of Trunk 16 and Half Island Cove, west for 4.7 kilometres until Wednesday, Dec. 3. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle are on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday with some Sunday work. Local Area Office: 902-563-2518 Fax: 902-563-2517 Local Area Office: 902-863-0364 Fax: 902-863-7482 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Thompson Road Thompson Road, between Crowley Road and Pugwash River Road, will be closed for culvert replacement until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-679-4308 Fax: 902-679-6124 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Ingramport Bridge Ingramport Bridge on Trunk 3 will be closed for repairs until Sunday, Nov. 30. A temporary bridge is in place near the work zone. Drivers are advised to obey signs and reduce speed on the temporary bridge and in the work zone. Local Area Office: 902-295-2700 Fax: 902-295-2617 PICTOU COUNTY: Thorburn Road Thorburn Road will be closed until Wednesday, Dec. 17, to remove the underpass near Thorburn Consolidated School. Motorists are advised to use the detour route adjacent to the Thorburn Road via Hollow Road. Local Area Office: 902-527-5448 Fax: 902-527-5371 CONTINUING WORK CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Keltic Drive Sections of Keltic Drive, between Seaview Drive and O’Neils Road, will be restricted to one lane until Friday, Dec. 5. Signs, traffic control people, and a pilot vehicle are on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Motorists are advised to obey signs and personnel, and drive with caution in the area. INVERNESS COUNTY: Doyle’s Bridge Doyle’s Bridge on the East Margaree Road will be closed until further notice. Detour on East Margaree Crossroad. Local Area Office: 902-625-4388 Fax: 902-625-4393 -30- YARMOUTH COUNTY: Grey Bridge Grey Bridge on Grey Road, East Kemptville will be closed indefinitely for structural repairs. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Northwest Arm Drive St. Margarets Bay Road, for about one kilometre, from Albert Walker Drive to Northwest Arm Drive will have one-lane closures for clearing, upgrading, gravelling and paving until Friday, Dec. 5. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-532-2844 Fax: 902-532-7094 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 4 Trunk 4 for 1.5 kilometres will have a one-lane closure for upgrades until Aug. 31. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset.center_img KINGS COUNTY: Hantsport Kates Bridge on Tannery Road in Hantsport is closed for repairs until further notice. A detour is available on Avon Street. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 Fax: 902-533-4352 KINGS COUNTY: Hillaton Road Hillaton Road will be closed for bridge repairs until spring 2009. A detour route is available from Route 221 to Route 358 to Saxon Street. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Trunk 3, Gold River Bridge A one-lane bridge is open on Trunk 3 between Mahone Bay and Chester while the new Gold River Bridge is being built. Work is expected to continue until August 2009. Traffic lights are in place. Local Area Office: 902-565-6841 Fax: 902-563-2517 Local Area Office: 902-742-2415 Fax: 902-742-0649 INVERNESS COUNTY: Murray Truss Bridge Murray Truss Bridge on the Murray Hill Road is closed because of storm damage. The bridge will be assessed and the road remains closed until repairs are completed. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Morrison Road Sections of Morrison Road, between Birch Grove Road and the intersection of Trunk 22, are restricted to one lane until Friday, Dec. 5. Signs, traffic control people, and a pilot vehicle are on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Motorists are advised to obey signs and personnel, and drive with caution in the area. Local Area Office: 902-798-6889 Fax: 902-798-2927 Local Area Office: 902-674-2146 Fax: 902-674-2170 Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 Local Area Office: 902-424-4670 Fax: 902-424-7116 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 102 Highway 102, southbound for about 500 metres to Exit 7, will have occasional one lane closures until Friday, Dec. 12, to install truck weighing equipment. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 Fax: 902-533-4352 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Campbell’s Creek Bridge Campbell’s Creek Bridge on Route 305 will be closed for rail repairs on weekdays until Friday, Dec. 5. A detour is available on Route 239 and Northwest Arm Road. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Vincent Way and Hawthorne Street The intersection of Vincent Way and Hawthorne Street will be reduced to one lane for gravelling and paving until Sunday, Nov. 30. Traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-543-7376 Fax: 902-543-5596 KINGS COUNTY: Glebe Bridge Glebe Bridge on Route 201 will have a 2.7-metre height restriction and a 15-tonne weight restriction until further notice. ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Mosher Bridge Mosher Bridge on Shore Road East will be closed for repairs until Friday, Dec. 5. A detour route is available on Shore Road East to Gate Mountain Road, to Route 362, and then back to Shore Road East. Local Area Office: 902-667-2972 Fax: 902-667-8294 Local Area Office: 902-755-7152 Fax: 902-755-7184 VICTORIA COUNTY: Cabot Trail Sections of the Cabot Trail (Trunk 30), south from the Path End Bridge, are restricted to one lane until Friday, Dec. 5, for paving. There are signs and traffic control people on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset, Monday to Saturday. Motorist are advised to obey signs and personnel, and drive with caution in the area. PICTOU COUNTY: Young Road Access to and from Highway 104 on Young Road in Pine Tree will be closed until further notice for the Highway 104 twinning project. The road remains open to local residents but has no exit. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Trunk 10 Trunk 10 will have alternating one lane closures for ditching and culvert installation until Friday, Dec. 5. There is a pilot vehicle, flashing light unit, traffic cones and traffic control people on site. Local Area Office: 902-237-0068 Fax: 902-835-1860 Local Area Office: 902-563-2518 Fax: 902-563-2517last_img read more


October 22, 2019 0

No doubt in my mind they met a tragic event Mikmaq community

first_img(Moccasins on the shores of Bras d’Or in memory of sisters Judina Noel and Kate Michael and their husbands, Noel Marshall and Joseph Michael. The fifth pair is for Kate’s unborn child. Photo: APTN)Trina RoacheAPTN National NewsMi’kmaw elders held a quiet ceremony in the early morning drizzle Wednesday along the shore of the Bras d’Or Lake in Cape Breton to honour four people who went missing 80 years ago.“On March 30, 1936, they left here that morning,” said Joe Michael. “They went across to Big Pond. This is where the ceremony will begin. And in Big Pond, where they camped and fished for eels…Big Pond is where we’ll capture their spirits.”Judina Marshall and Kate Michael were sisters from the Mi’kmaw community of Eskasoni. They traveled across the Bras d’Or Lake by dory that day with their husbands – Noel Marshall and Joseph Michael – who took their eel spears.Mi’kmaq Elders hold a ceremony on the shores of Bras d’Or Lake. Photo: APTN The women had their baskets and crafts to sell or trade for goods.But they never returned.The Mi’kmaq spent over a month combing the waters and surrounding woods for clues but found nothing. Eight decades has passed but the community never let it go. The late Greg Johnson and Charlie Morris spent years searching for the truth.About three years ago, Joe Michael, a retired RCMP officer, and the grandson of Kate and Joseph, took over the investigation. He rounded up accounts of what happened.No one has ever found the bodies but Michael did find something else – someone who had seen the dory.Michael said he was told the bottom of the boat looked like it had been smashed with an axe, as if someone tried to sink it.“No doubt in my mind they met a tragic event,” said Michael. “Somebody did something over there. Can I say murdered them? No. I don’t want to say that because it’d be too, um, I don’t know. It’s probably not the word to use right now. They met a tragic end and that’s where their bodies are. Still over there.”The RCMP never investigated in 1936. In 1965, the chief of Eskasoni Charlie Francis asked police to re-open the case, but police declined.“There was nothing, not back then,” said Elder Georgina Doucette. “Things were different in Cape Breton. I guess there was so much racism that when anything like that happened to our people it didn’t get investigated. It was hardly mentioned in the paper, just a small paragraph and that was it.”She said Wednesday’s ceremony was also about moving past the frustration to forgiveness.Georgina’s son Michael Doucette sang and drummed He smudged those gathered along the shore.“I’m sure over there they feel anxiety that we’re re-opening this,” Doucette told everyone. “We’re not outright accusing them. But in our hearts we know what happened to our people.”The day is about closure – for the Mi’kmaw community who has wondered for decades what happened and the many descendants. The two couples left behind a total of 14 children. Kate Michael was eight-months pregnant at the time she went missing.“I feel good bringing the spirits home to Eskasoni,” said Georgina Doucette. “I think we’re all very happy that this memorial, this ceremony took place. Something had to be done. You can’t go on thinking they’re there, somewhere across the pond.“In my heart, I do believe something tragic happened to my aunts and my uncles. And the unborn child.”A caravan of cars drove around the Bras d’Or Lake to hold the next part of the ceremony at Big Pond. It’s known that the two couples arrived here and had tea with friends around 11 in the morning Joe Michael has pieced together some details. He’s convinced they met a violent end that involved a confrontation between the men and one or more people in Big Pond.“The women, my grandmother and her sister, they were probably standing by watching what was going on and became victims,” said Michael. “The wrong place at the wrong time.”Michael won’t divulge all he knows. He said it’s enough that he and the family members know the truth.Georgina agreed. The two sisters, Judina and Kate, were her aunts.“We never had any answers just speculation and hearsay,” she said, adding that no one ever believed the theory that the four people drowned. “We don’t want to go out there making accusation or having people put words into our mouths or add on to the story. They’ve been there 80 years and I would like them to just continue their journey so we can all have peace.”Michael placed moccasins along the water’s edge. People reach down and lay their hands on the pebbled beach. Somewhere on this shore are the bones of their ancestors. Elder Susan Marshall led prayers and tobacco offerings.“We’re here today to release the spirits of our ancestors who went missing 80 years ago,” said Chief Leroy Denny as he addressed the crowd, much of it spoken in Mi’kmaq.More prayers. A final Mi’kmaq Honour song.The group headed to the church in Eskasoni, where over 100 people were waiting. Mi’kmaq cultural traditions and Catholicism were intertwined. They brought in five crosses for the four men and women and the unborn child who died.A gentle version of Amazing Grace is sung in Mi’kmaq.At the end of the service, Michael stood up and gave everyone his account of what he believed happened. Most likely, they were killed. And nothing was ever done about it.“We’re not here to press charges or prosecute anybody,” he said. “1936 is gone. Today is about forgiveness.”The community is fundraising now to put up a memorial which will tell the truth about what happened to Judina and Noel Marshall and Kate and Joseph Michael.“It will make a difference in our stories now and we can tell our children,” said Georgina Doucette. “No more speculation. We know what happened.”troache@aptn.calast_img read more


October 14, 2019 0

Moroccan Journalists Launch Association for Advocacy and Training

BY Safaa KasraouiRabat – A new assocation, the Forum for Young Journalists, is about to launch, aiming to support Moroccan journalists in Morocco by adovacting for “the freedom of press, the right to access information, and the right for vocational trainings for young journalists”.The president of the association, Samy El Moudni, told Morocco World News that the association will focus on enhancing the abilities of media students and journalists and integrate their common issues into discussion of public and administrative regulations.  ”The association is working hard to achieve its objectives through several activities, including preparing reports and memoranda in line with thematic discussions with the aim of promoting the right to access information and to ensure that people are able to exercise their constitutional rights freely,” explained El MoudnyHe went on to add that the association is expected to organize several roundtables, seminars, and workshops related to media issues and arrange vocational sessions to benefit journalists and young people interested in the sector. “Regarding the funding, the Forum will stick to Moroccan Public institutions, in charge of Media and human rights as well as international organizations that share our goals”, he added. One of the associaton’s more ambitious goals is to offer vocational training 200 people with press credentials, following achieving a legal license from the administrative authorities.The chairman of the coalition said that he also intends to encourage the involvement of women in the media sector, adding that the association’s executive bureau comprises 50 percent of women journalists.“The association staff strongly encourages young journalists to contribute in the development of the national press sector,” he added.Currently, El Moudni and the board are pursuing the necessary legal stages. “The Forum for Young Journalists, has presented its paperwork to the administrative authorities of the Rabat-Sale-Kenitra region, with the aim of obtaining a legal license”, he concluded. read more


October 12, 2019 0

Middle East peace talks could be completed within a year Israel tells

24 September 2008The current track of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations can still be completed within the next year, leading to two States living side by side in peace, security and mutual respect, Israeli President Shimon Peres told world leaders gathered at the General Assembly today. The current track of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations can still be completed within the next year, leading to two States living side by side in peace, security and mutual respect, Israeli President Shimon Peres told world leaders gathered at the General Assembly today.Speaking at the Assembly’s annual high-level debate in New York, Mr. Peres said the so-called Annapolis process – named after the United States city where the negotiations began late last year – will not be successfully wrapped up by its initial planned deadline.“We tried to conclude the negotiations this year, [but] it will take longer,” he said. “But I believe it can be accomplished within the next year. I know that our Prime Minister is more than ready to conclude an agreement. Knowing [Palestinian] President [Mahmoud] Abbas, he will not miss this opportunity.”Mr. Peres said progress can be made despite the imminent change in the Israeli leadership, with Ehud Olmert stepping down as Prime Minister.“Gaps have been narrowed through negotiations – particularly the territorial ones. But peace is not just a matter of territorial compromise.”The President said “rogue politics” still have the potential to disrupt the process, citing the actions of Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip since Israel’s withdrawal of forces.“These militants carry no positive alternative… They added kidnapping to bombings, bringing strife to innocent families,” he said, calling for the immediate release of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who was captured in 2006.The General Assembly should place the release of Mr. Shalit at the top of its agenda, he stressed. “Holding a hostage in Gaza determines its isolation and further deterioration.”For its part, Israel wants a wider peace in the region, the President said, including with neighbours Lebanon and Syria, and he proposed face-to-face talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.He invited Arab leaders “to come and discuss peace in Jerusalem, which is holy to all of us.” In addition, he said that Israel would “gladly accept an Arab invitation at a designated venue where a meaningful dialogue may take place.”But he warned that Iran continues to threaten hopes for peace “its quest for religious hegemony and regional dominance,” its support for Hamas and its backing of Hizbollah in Lebanon.Turning to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s address to the General Assembly yesterday, Mr. Peres said he had “renewed the darkest anti-Semitic label – the protocols of the elders of Zion. An attempt to bring to life one of the ugliest plots of history.”“Their despicable denial of the Holocaust is a mockery of indisputable evidence, a cynical offence to survivors of the horror [and] contradictory to the resolutions adopted by this Assembly.” read more


October 12, 2019 0

More of This Should Be Done Stephen A Smith

Smith then said the fair will be held on Sept. 20, where his ESPN show “First Take” will broadcast live. And there will be over 25 HBCUs in attendance as well. “When they brought it to my attention, I realized, OK, there’s an opportunity to bring attention to HBCUs, it’s an opportunity to help folks from disenfranchised communities. … We’re also going to have a college fair.” Stephen A. Smith recently dropped by New York radio station Hot 97, where he talked about being the ambassador of HBCU Week, which began Sept. 15 and ends Sept. 21. It’ll also take place at various locations throughout Wilmington, Delaware. The ESPN host also explained it was an idea he immediately took to because he went to Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, an HBCU, and grew up in the inner-city community of Hollis in Queens, New York. Plus, any high school student who shows up to the fair with their grades and SAT or ACT scores in hand could get a scholarship from an HBCU right on the spot and be enrolled. There will also be a battle of the bands held during the week. “So they started something [called] HBCU Week, where you have a fair, colleges getting involved, and they were looking for someone to really, really bring attention to it and pump it up,” he explained. Smith said HBCU Week began three years ago, and it was started by Earl Cooper and Ashley Christopher, who work in the office of Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki. Smith learned about the week when he was being honored in Delaware a few months ago. Stephen A. Smith talked about being the ambassador of HBCU week. (Photo: Monica Schipper / WireImage via Getty Images) “This is unequivocally awesome @stephenasmith,” someone wrote Wednesday on Twitter about Smith’s involvement. “I truly hope that there are students that take advantage of this opportunity! More of this should be done within the communities to encourage students to attend college!” “Congratulations, Stephen A, for being the Ambassador for HBC,” wrote someone else. “Great to see, that you are using your platform, to educate young people and to promote HBC. Here’s how I became an ambassador for @hbcuweek. Only a few days away from being there! Thanks @Hot97 for having me… pic.twitter.com/GCe4T05Siy— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) September 18, 2019 read more


September 30, 2019 0

Does Yachting Make You Worse At Football

Embed Code More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed FiveThirtyEight Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s show (Jan. 10, 2017), we take a look at the Clemson Tigers’ stunning fourth-quarter defeat of Alabama in the College Football Playoff championship game. Next, we explore whether a Miami frolic on a boat is to blame for Odell Beckham Jr.’s poor playoff performance and the Giants’ 38-13 loss to the Packers on Sunday. Finally, we chat with Neil Greenberg, who writes for the Washington Post’s Fancy Stats blog, about winning streaks in the NHL this season — and what it might mean for the playoffs down the road. Plus, a significant digit that’s in part about Hot Takedown’s own Kate Fagan.Links to what we discussed:ESPN’s Edward Aschoff recapped the CFP championship game, which had a particularly wild fourth quarter.Neil Paine wrote about how Clemson made history defeating Alabama.The Washington Post’s Cindy Boren reported on Beckham and his yacht trip last week.Beckham is likely not going to have a fun offseason, writes The Ringer’s Kevin Clark.Last weekend was one of the worst wild-card weekends in NFL history.Last week, the New York Times recapped the game that ended the Columbus Blue Jackets’ 16-game winning streak, just one win shy of tying the NHL record.Do winning streaks in the NHL help us to predict anything about the playoffs? ESPN Stats & Information’s Mike Wilson explores.Significant Digit: 53, the number of consecutive free throws that Lexie Brown, a guard for the Duke women’s basketball team, has hit in a row. This is a new ACC record, and more than our very own Kate Fagan had when she set the Big 12 record. read more


September 29, 2019 0

Opinion Preseason prestige a potentially dangerous burden for Ohio State football

OSU coach Urban Meyer stands during the 4th annual Student Appreciation Day on April 11 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Photo EditorComing into the year, it was hard to argue that the Ohio State football team — the one returning almost all of its playmakers and coming off a dominant run in the first-ever College Football Playoff — was not the top college squad for the 2015 season.After the Associated Press Top 25 poll was released on Sunday, however, it is nearly impossible to make a case for any other team heading in.The Buckeyes received all 61 possible first-place votes to secure the title of the first team ever to be selected No. 1 unanimously in the preseason poll — and that’s still without a No. 1 quarterback on the depth chart.It is an achievement for OSU and a testament to the talent coach Urban Meyer — now entering his fourth season with the Scarlet and Gray — and the rest of the staff has assembled and developed.Unfortunately for the Buckeyes, preseason championships don’t typically get pennants hung in the stadium.That’s not to say they won’t make it two-for-two in CFP championships. In fact, it would take a very strong case to convince me that they won’t repeat, barring major injuries or unforeseen circumstances — though that didn’t stop them last year.But, if recent history is any indication, there is nothing resembling a sure championship anymore.Sure, the Chicago Bulls and New York Yankees of the 1990s were sure coming into the year that they would take home the title, and did so with little trouble.But more recently, the 2014-15 Kentucky Wildcats were hyped as one of the best college basketball teams ever. They lived up to the hype with an undefeated regular season, but after narrowly escaping Notre Dame in the Elite Eight, lost to Wisconsin in the Final Four.The 2007 New England Patriots were a similar tale, making a mockery out of their regular season en route to the first 16-0 season, but eventually lost to a seemingly far inferior New York Giants team in the Super Bowl.The 2002 Miami Hurricanes were one of the most impressive batches of future NFL talent ever put together on a college team and were coming off a national title in the previous season. Well, about all OSU fans know how their season ended.Those three examples are teams that did get the job done throughout the regular season only to fall flat at the end. It’s not even including teams such as the 2012-13 Los Angeles Lakers or 2011 Philadelphia Eagles who not only didn’t win a championship, but just barely even made the playoffs.Sky-high expectations can be used as a confidence boost or rallying point, but too many times they can also be used to topple a team from the top.At the 2015 Big Ten Media Days in Chicago, Meyer mentioned the difficulties of getting his 2007 Florida Gators team — one coming off a national championship the year before — to maintain that same level of grit and intensity from the year prior. That team, despite possessing a lot of the same talent from the championship team and the Heisman Trophy winner in quarterback Tim Tebow, only went 9-4.Whether it is a massive target on a team’s back, a loss of drive and determination or simply the pressure of living up to the expectations thrust upon you, it is usually easier for a team vastly considered to be the best to fail to get it done. And for the Buckeyes, this is an unprecedented amount of expectations, with every voter the AP has expecting them to be the best.It’s a tall mountain to climb to reach the peak, and sometimes when you start so high up it can be even more difficult to get the momentum to keep climbing.Both repeating as champions and living up to incredible projections are things that can trip up any team. Managing to keep the team upright is something that — having come up flat the year after a championship team before — Meyer doesn’t just monitor, but actively deals with all season long. read more


September 28, 2019 0

Phone card vendors receive prizes in GJs Easter promotion drawing

Some lucky phone card vendors won several prizes from the G&J Phone Card Investment company when they held their Easter promotion drawing on Wednesday at their office at Mandela Avenue, Thirst Park, Georgetown. The promotion ran from the 1st March to 12th April and saw vendors who purchased $10,000 or more, in either Digicel or GTT phone cards, or Top Up, received a coupon to enter the promotion.Over 2,500 entries were received. The three grand prizes were a gas stove, washing machine and a microwave. While the five consolation prizes were two irons, a kettle, a hamper and a phone from Digicel.GTT also presented five handsets to five lucky vendors.G&J Phone Card Investment Company opened it doors 25 years ago and began wholesaling with GTT 15 years ago and did the same with Digicel from the inception. The company currently has 68 wholesalers throughout the country. (Carl Croker)  Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related read more


September 25, 2019 0

State Nets 281 Million In Annual Oil And Gas Lease Sales

first_imgIn the North Slope sale, the division received 147 bids on 133 tracts for a total of 223,680 acres, with winning bids exceeding $27.2 million. New entrant, Lagniappe AK, LLC, was the high bidder on 120 tracts. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The State of Alaska held another record-breaking oil and gas North Slope lease sale netting nearly $28.1 million. The Division of Oil and Gas received 159 bids from companies and investors seeking oil and gas leases on state lands during the division’s annual North Slope, Beaufort Sea, and North Slope Foothills areawide oil and gas lease sales. In the Beaufort Sea sale, the division received 12 bids on 8 tracts totaling 20,270 acres, with winning bids totaling nearly $848,197.center_img Governor Bill Walker: “As we have always said, Alaska is open for business, and this successful lease sale, following a banner year in 2017 is a perfect example of that. I am particularly pleased to see the continued work of Repsol E&P showing strong interest and we welcome all bidder groups to Alaska’s North Slope.” The division did not receive any bids for lease tracts in the North Slope Foothills or for Special Alaska Lease Sale Areas (SALSA) blocks.last_img read more


September 14, 2019 0

BSE closes points 073 down on October 7

first_imgNew Delhi, October 7 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 0.73 points down to stand at 19915.22. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 1.95 points up to stand at 5,909.25. L and T Finance Holdings and Financial Technologies were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 8.45% and 5.50% along with Ranbaxy Lab and Sun TV Network with an increase of 5.30% and 5.28% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Jet Air India and Shriram City University with a decrease of 3.65% and 3.13% along with Coal India and CESC Ltd. with a decrease of 3.13% and 2.62% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 27.71 points at 11,439.04 while the banking sector is down 130.95 points at 11,480.05 and the realty sector is down 4.64 points at 1,241.31. The Indian currency is down 0.81% at Rs 61.93 per dollar.last_img read more


September 5, 2019 0

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August 17, 2019 0

Ministry of Railways signs an MoU with Madame Tussauds Wax Museum to

first_imgMinistry of Railways’ National Rail Museum (NRM) and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum join hands together to provide a combo offer to Delhi NCR tourists. As a part of the collaboration, a special discount of 35% on ticket prices will be offered to NRM visitors when they visit the Madame Tussauds Museum. Similarly, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum visitors will be getting an attractive discount of 30% on combo packages of NRM. It is envisaged that this innovative, first time ever, public-private museum collaboration, shall attract more tourists to both National Rail Museum and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. In this regard, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Ministry of Railways and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. Secretary, Railway Board, Ranjanesh Sahai; Director and General Manager of Madame Tussauds, Anshul Jain; senior officials of Ministry of Railways and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.In addition, there will be a special provision for school groups. School children will be able to enjoy both museums at a 45% discount. This will help in promoting railway heritage and also enable children to learn about national heroes, thereby making the student excursion more inclusive, holistic and interesting.Delhi has many popular museums but most of them require individual ticketing. The broader vision of this collaboration is to spread the concept of a discounted single ticket for accessing more museums, even spanning over 3-4 days. This will not only be convenient to tourists, but it will also promote the tourism industry. A similar facility is already available in major tourist cities across the world.last_img read more


August 16, 2019 0