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first_imgBihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said that the issue of his party JD(U) joining the Union government was a “media speculation”.“We neither considered the issue nor we had any desire or expectation (about joining the Union government). The issue was speculated in the media. It was baseless and unfounded,” the JD(U) president told reporters here.Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on Sunday carried out a reshuffle of his Council of Ministers. He had inducted nine BJP leaders into the government.Speculation was rife that two MPs of the JD(U), which recently joined the NDA after severing ties with the RJD and the Congress in Bihar, might be given ministerial berths at the Centre.“Your (media) speculation has been proved wrong and you should close the chapter,” Mr. Kumar said..He said he works in a transparent manner and the media can straightaway ask him about the party’s affairs as he is ready to answer such questions.The Chief Minister had on Saturday also said no talks between his party and the BJP took place on the issue of the JD(U) becoming part of the Union government.To a question on when the party would take action against rebel leader Sharad Yadav, Kumar said, “We will let you know at an appropriate time. But till then, don’t speculate.”last_img read more

first_img8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Read Next View comments NLEX trailed big at the start as the Picanto played with so much purpose after being maligned for all of the offseason with questionable manpower movement, and the Road Warriors needed a critical four-point play from the veteran Larry Fonacier with 66 seconds left to gut out the win.Magnolia got 30 points from Paul Lee in the nightcap, with a 108-95 victory over Alaska putting the Hotshots in the company of the Road Warriors and three-time defending champion San Miguel Beer as opening match winners.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 shutoutAfter having just five full practices with the squad in his return from an MCL injury, Lee hit 11-of-14 field goal attempts, making all but two of eight triple tries, in leading the undermanned Magnolia crew.Calvin Abueva had 20 points, 15 rebounds and five assists for Alaska. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH In search of a franchise player ever since taking over and overhauling the NLEX Road Warriors at the start of last season, coach Yeng Guiao has now found one in Kiefer Ravena.Coming up three rebounds short of a triple double, Ravena’s 18 points and 12 assists helped the Road Warriors pull out a 119-115 decision of KIA Picanto as NLEX—although in quite a rocky manner—got its Philippine Cup bid off on the right foot Wednesday night at San Juan Arena.ADVERTISEMENT BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq LATEST STORIES Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ MOST READ NLEX 119—Ravena 18, Miranda 14, Alas 14, Mallari 13, Fonacier 12, Al-Hussaini 12, Quinahan 12, Tiongson 11, Baguio 5, Soyud 4, Ighalo 4, Taulava 0.KIA PICANTO 115—Camson 24, McCarthy 14, Corpuz 13, Reyes 12, Galanza 12, Celda 9, Ababou 9, Khobuntin 8, Paniamogan 7, Tubid 4, Yee 3, Caperal 0.Quarters: 36-40, 64-68, 90-92, 119-115MAGNOLIA 108 — ALASKA 95MAGNOLIA 108—Lee 30, Gamalinda 15, Sangalang 13, Dela Rosa 10, Simon 9, Herndon 9, K. Pascual 9, Barroca 6, Melton 3, Ramos 2, Brondial 2.ALASKA 95—Abueva 20, Manuel 20, Teng 16, Casio 10, R. Pascual 7, Enciso 5, Exciminiano 5, Banchero 4, Thoss 3, J. Pascual 2, Cruz 2, Magat 1, Racal 0.Quarters: 21-26, 57-47, 87-74, 108-95 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Guiao maximized his bench, getting eight players in twin digits, and the Road Warriors will use this contest to fine-tune their game as they prepare to slug it out with the powerhouses in the league.“It was exactly what we expected, a hard game for us,” Guiao told reporters. “We will take this win how hard it came,” he went on. “We’re trying to build chemistry and we need to improve on a lot of things.”The 6-foot Ravena, a former college star with the Ateneo Blue Eagles, played just under 30 minutes and hit all five of his two-point attempts and 7-for-10 overall. His pro debut completely overshadowed that of his dad’s, former San Miguel Beer swingman Bong, who had just two points against Pepsi.Bong eventually went on to win the Rookie of the Year award in 1992 over Vergel Meneses.SCORESNLEX 119 — KIA 115ADVERTISEMENT Eala yields Jr Orange Bowl crown to top-ranked Czech foelast_img read more

first_imgTearing and inflammation of the tendons of the shoulder muscles can occur in sports which require the arm to be moved over the head repeatedly as in tennis, pitching, swimming, and lifting weights. Most often the shoulder will heal if a break is taken from the activities that caused the problem and pain. Intermittent ice packs applied to the shoulder and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can also help reduce inflammation and pain. Review Date:7/6/2011Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.last_img read more

first_imgItalian bike-makers have unleashed their latest beast on Indian roads, the X Diavel for a price of Rs 15.87 lakh (ex showroom, New Delhi). Ducati will place the new X Diavel between cruiser motorcycles and a high performance motorcycle. Moreover, the Ducati X Diavel will also get the X Diavel S variant in India, which is priced at Rs 18.47 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).Ducati X DiavelALSO READ:Ducati Diavel Carbon stays true to its devilish looks and nameEngine:Ducati X Diavel The new X Diavel is the first bike from Ducati’s stable to run on a belt-drive that has a displacement of 1262cc, liquid-cooled engine churning maximum power output of 155bhp and maximum torque of 129Nm, mated to a six-speed transmission. The new Ducati X Diavel will come with three ride modes- Sport, Touring and Urban.Ducati X DiavelDimension:The upcoming Ducati XDiavel will come with a wheelbase of 1615 mm and 755 mm in height.Ducati X DiavelALSO READ:Ducati launches Multistrada 1200 Enduro; priced at Rs 17.44 lakhFeatures:Ducati X Diavel The new Ducati XDiavel will come with riding modes, Ducati safety pack (Bosch cornering ABS + DTC), DPL (Ducati Power Launch), RbW, Cruise control, Hands-free, Full-led lighting and Backlit handlebar switches.Ducati X Diavel power launchCompetition:Ducati X Diavel The new Ducati X Diavel will compete against the likes of Yamaha V-Max in India.ALSO READ: Ducati Multistrada 1200 Pikes Peak launched in India; priced at Rs 20.06 lakhDucati X Diavellast_img read more

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees’ offense was asleep for seven innings and so was the sellout crowd. New York was about to get shut out for the second straight night and drop a season-high 5½ games behind first-place Boston.Aaron Hicks woke everyone up with his bat, then made a rocket of a throw, preserving a ninth-inning lead with a double play that electrified fans and bailed out Aroldis Chapman in yet another Yankees-Red Sox thriller.“We need to get as many wins as we can against these guys and just show that we’re willing to fight back,” Hicks said after his two-run homer sparked a five-run eighth inning that led the Yankees to a 5-4 win Friday. New York cut its AL East deficit to 3½ games and stopped Boston’s winning streak at eight.Hanley Ramirez’s two-run, first-inning homer and Andrew Benintendi’s fifth-inning solo drive off Jaime Garcia built a 3-0 lead for Eduardo Rodriguez, who held the Yankees to two hits in six innings. Matt Barnes followed with a hitless seventh that extended the scoreless streak by Boston’s bullpen to 19 innings.And then the drama began.In the first of 10 games between the AL East rivals in 24 days, the Yankees sent 11 batters to the plate in the eighth. Pinch-hitter Brett Gardner was nicked on a foot by a pitch from Addison Reed (0-1), a call originally missed by plate umpire Fieldin Culbreth and overturned on video review.Didi Gregorius and Todd Frazier followed Hicks’ home run with RBI singles and Ronald Torreyes hit a sacrifice fly for a 5-3 lead.And there was more.Pitching for the first time since Saturday, Chapman walked Jackie Bradley Jr. on four pitches and Eduardo Nunez on five. He missed outside with a 100.6 mph fastball, and Benintendi — whose bases-loaded walk against Chapman gave Boston a July 14 win at Fenway Park — came to the plate as Dellin Betances warmed up.Benintendi lofted on 0-2 pitch 327 feet to Hicks, just in front of the left-field warning track, and Bradley scored on the sacrifice fly. The strong-armed Hicks, who returned Thursday from a lengthy stay on the disabled list, made a one-hop throw to third base that was about 6 feet to the fair side of the base. Frazier made a backhand catch and swiped Nunez on the back as the former Yankee slid headfirst and reached for the base with his left arm.“If it happened again tomorrow, I would take the chance tomorrow again,” said Nunez, a former Yankee acquired by Boston from San Francisco last month. “That’s how you play the game. That was a great throw. That was a great pick from Frazier and an amazing tag.”Mitch Moreland flied out, giving Chapman his 15th save in 18 chances.“If he’s safe right there,” Gardner said, “the next play’s a sacrifice fly and the game’s tied, right? Who knows how it would have played out. A game-changer on both sides of the ball.”Boston and New York met while 1-2 in the division this late in the season for the first time since 2011.Hicks, back from an oblique injury that sidelined him since June 25, hooked an inside slider high down the right-field line. He tried to will the drive fair.“Of course, I’m talking the ball,” he said.And what did he tell it?“Go!”That made it 3-2 and stopped the Yankees’ shutout streak at 16 innings.Gary Sanchez singled, advanced on a wild pitch and Aaron Judge walked.Joe Kelly relieved, Gregorius blooped an opposite-field hit to left that tied the score, and Frazier dropped a single into left, a ball he thought was going to reach the outfield.Frazier, who is from New Jersey, thought back to his youth.“I remember that excitement, coming to the ballpark and watching these games,” he said.CROWDSThe Yankees drew 46,509 in their eighth home sellout, matching their total in each of the last two seasons. They had 16 in 2014, Derek Jeter’s final season.TRAINER’S ROOMRed Sox: 2B Dustin Pedroia could be headed to the DL for the third time this season. Pedroia’s left knee was too inflamed for him to play, two days after he went 0 for 4 as a DH at Tampa Bay in his first game since July 28. … LH David Price, who hasn’t pitched since July 22 because of left elbow inflammation, threw in the outfield from 120 feet, then threw more intensely from 60 feet on flat ground, including breaking balls.Yankees: LHP CC Sabathia (right knee inflammation) hopes to miss just one turn. He was put on the 10-day Friday, a move retroactive to Wednesday, when he had cortisone, platelet rich plasma and Synvisc injections. LHP Jordan Montgomery was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and will take Sabathia’s turn Sunday. … 2B Starlin Castro (strained right hamstring) and 1B Greg Bird (right ankle surgery) are likely to start minor league injury rehabilitation assignments next week.UP NEXTRHP Luis Severino (9-4) starts Saturday for the Yankees and LHP Drew Pomeranz (11-4) for the Red Sox. Severino has won four straight starts and is unbeaten in his last six outings. Pomeranz is 5-0 in his last eight starts.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

first_imgVirat Kohli hinted that India may have two spinners in their playing XI when they take on England in the second Test of the five-match series at Lords, starting on Thursday.India are currently trailing 1-0 in the series after England won the first Test at Edgbaston by 31 runs. While the Indian bowlers successfully scalped all 20 wickets across the two innings, Indian batsmen, barring Kohli, failed to rise to the occasion.Captain Kohli led from the front and crafted a brilliant 149 in the first innings. He also scored 51 in the second innings when India were chasing a mere total of 198 runs.However, the rest of the batsmen failed to stick to their crease and make their presence felt. Instead, they struggled and gave away their wickets without much fight.Also read – India vs England: Virat Kohli wants composure from his batsmen at Lord’sA couple of days before the second Test, there was a healthy amount of grass on the pitch at Lord’s. It is expected that the groundsmen will shave a few bits before the start of the match but even if they don’t, the pitch is likely to turn out quite dry.The conditions have prompted the Indian camp to rethink their bowling strategy and find a combination to go with and the team management are mulling fielding two spinners.”Fielding two spinners is a tempting thought. It’s definitely in contention,” Kohli said at the press conference on the eve of the Lords Test.”The wicket is quite hard and dry. It’s been quite hot in London for the past couple of months. There is some grass but that’s just to keep the wicket together. Otherwise, it would have been hard to hold itself even on the first two days, that’s how dry it’s been here.”advertisementAlso read – Batting dilemma, strategical changes in line for India ahead of Lord’s Test”Pitch is going to be an all-round wicket, Batsmen bat well they will get runs. Seamers are going to be in play with the Dukes ball and overcast conditions as and when. When the wicket wears off spinners can come into play. Tempting thought to field two spinners, but it’s a decision that the team management will make taking into consideration the balance of the side,” Kohli added.Despite the loss at Edgbaston, Kohli was confident that his team can turn the tides and showed faith in the fact that they have shown resistance on foreign shores.”I feel as a team we are just about there. It’s not like we are getting rolled over or getting dominated. Every match we play is competitive. We are in the zone where we are very positive,” he added.Also read -India vs England: Ishant Sharma’s sole motive is to win matches for IndiaAddressing the frailties of India’s top order, Kohli said that there are just about a few adjustments batsmen need to make, particularly in how they react to situation after wickets fall down.”I don’t think anything [top order failure] should be judged so soon. We as a team definitely have more patience than other people and so, we don’t take something as a pattern soon.Also read – Edgbaston Test win has filled England team with confidence, says Joe Root”But when it comes to the wickets falling quickly, it more of a mental aspect than technical — like how you think about a situation after wicket falls. I think that matters a lot, you should have a clear plan of what you want to do in the next 30 deliveries and that plan more often than not, is not aggression. We need a little bit more composure there and that, as a batting unit, we have discussed,” Kohli said.last_img read more

first_img Print  Close Algoma, February 26, 2014 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 zoom Algoma Central Corporation has entered into an agreement with Sterling Fuels Limited to continue marine fuel delivery services using its bunkering vessel, Algoma Dartmouth, in the Port of Halifax and surrounding area. This new arrangement will be effective upon the expiry of current agreements for fuel delivery services on January 18, 2014.Algoma brought the Algoma Dartmouth to Halifax harbour in 2009 to provide marine delivery services within the Harbour for marine fuels produced at the Dartmouth Refinery. With the closure of this refinery in September, 2013, the existing source of supply for marine bunker and intermediate marine fuel blends ended.“We are extremely pleased that Sterling Fuels, the premier marine fuel supplier on the Great Lakes, has agreed to expand their marine fuelling operations to the Port of Halifax to fill this void,” said Wayne Smith, Senior Vice-President, Commercial at Algoma. He added, “Sterling is a major supplier to Algoma in the Great Lakes. We know them very well and have confidence in their experience, capabilities and commitment.”Marine fuel customers will continue to see the same Algoma team on the Algoma Dartmouth. “This vessel and crew have a distinguished track record in their performance and service since 2009. We are very pleased to keep this team together to continue to meet the Halifax area marine fuelling requirements,” said Mr. Smith. My locationlast_img read more

first_imgMONTREAL – Bombardier Inc. was on the defensive Monday after chief executive Alain Bellemare steered clear of a special meeting, hastily arranged to deal with the imminent layoff of 2,500 of the company’s Quebec workers.The province’s economy minister called the early-morning sit-down in downtown Montreal between Bombardier representatives, union and aerospace leaders and the government, with a view to finding a path back to employment for the workers.Bombardier, which announced last week it will cut 5,000 workers worldwide and sell off key assets, including the Q400 propeller plane program, dispatched two representatives to the rendezvous, including vice president of external relations Olivier Marcil.“Bombardier is not hiding, Bombardier is here,” he said during a scrum with reporters. “Mr. Bellemare has a very, very busy schedule and supports the initiative.”The plane-and-train maker has just under 70,000 employees across 30 countries, Marcil noted.Bellemare, whose total compensation was about $14 million in 2017, has avoided interviews since Bombardier gave word of the job cuts last week alongside third-quarter results.Bellemare said in a statement Thursday he was “very proud” of what had been achieved so far as part of his recovery plan, which is set to culminate in 2020.Bellemare has already admitted that Bombardier was close to bankruptcy in 2015 before the Quebec government jumped to its aid by injecting $1 billion of public money into the C Series. The aircraft program was renamed A220 in July when Airbus took control without paying a dime.“He lives in Quebec and is fully aware of what is happening,” said Marcil, when asked if his boss should take the time to explain his recent decisions. “But he manages a rail and aviation giant and could not be here today.”Quebec Economy Minister Pierre Fitzgibbon deflected questions around Bellemare’s absence Monday, noting that two Bombardier representatives were present at the meeting in downtown Montreal.However, he said he had talked with the leader of the Quebec multinational in recent days.“We have agreed to meet soon to talk about the industry to avoid future surprises,” Fitzgibbon said.Following the 7:30 a.m. meeting, the minister sought to reassure Quebeckers that the province’s aerospace sector is healthy and growing, despite restructuring at the company. He said he is hopeful an ongoing labour shortage means all affected Bombardier employees will be able to find new work within the next 12 to 18 months.Representatives from Aero Montreal, Bell Helicopter and CAE Inc. were present, among other companies.Bombardier is expected to provide details surrounding the layoffs, such as the trades affected, to the province in the coming days, which would allow the industry to respond, Fitzgibbon said.“You have to understand which employees are going to be targeted,” he said. “There is a risk that there will be training issues and that is where the Ministry of Employment will be present.”David Chartrand, the Quebec co-ordinator of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, was optimistic about industry prospects, despite having criticized last week the way Bombardier opted to announce the layoffs.“It’s a good message to send to the public if some people think it’s not going well,” he said Monday. “That’s wrong. There is job creation. It’s good that people know about it.”– – –The aerospace industry in numbers:– 40,000 jobs.– Nearly 31,700 positions to be filled over the next decade.– Approximately 22,900 jobs to replace due to promotions, retirements and voluntary departures.– Most in-demand trades: aerospace engineer, mechanical engineering technician and interior finishing worker.(Source: Aero Montreal)Companies in this story: (TSX:BBD.B, TSX:CAE)last_img read more

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John was host to the second Open House at the North Peace Cultural Centre on Saturday, August 10, to review the proposed updates to the City’s Zoning Bylaw.City Planning Manager, Renee Jamurat, says they heard feedback from residents and members of the community on Zoning Bylaw changes such as Integration Zones from when the city had officially expanded its boundaries in 2016, receiving land that was once within the jurisdiction of the Peace River Regional District.Updates to the Zoning Bylaw also include looking at items such as cannabis-related land uses, Development Permit Areas, and lot design regulations. All feedback from the community will then be considered for incorporation into the Zoning Bylaw updates.The proposed Zoning Bylaw updates will then be presented to City Council, for approval, in the Fall.For more information, you can visit letstalk.fortstjohn.ca.last_img read more

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported that only 17 per cent of all activities covering the educational needs of children affected by the conflict in the North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) are currently funded.Many children who have returned to the region have found that some 550 of their former schools have been damaged or destroyed, including 147 girls’ schools.With the recent start of the new school year, a group of UN agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), led by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) – is working to help provide access to education for all children affected by the emergency.OCHA has reported in recent weeks that around 1.6 million of the more than 2 million people who fled the military offensive against militants in NWFP have now returned to their homes, stressing that there is an urgent need to provide school supplies and school tents for the new academic year until pre-fabricated shelters arrive for more than 500 schools in Swat and Buner districts. UNICEF has already dispatched 100 school tents to the two districts, enabling a number of returning children to start the year.The children’s agency has also prioritized the repair and rehabilitation of 3,565 primary schools damaged from hosting internally displaced persons (IDPs) – estimated to benefit over half a million children – with nearly 1,000 schools already refurbished and the work on another 900 under way.In addition, an 18-month ‘Welcome to School’ initiative, designed to get around 532,000 children into school and keep them there, is slated for Swat, Buner, Lower Dir and Malakand districts.The scheme will create temporary learning spaces in tents, makeshift shelters, rented buildings or through “second shift” arrangements in nearby schools. Agencies working in education will also provide education supplies to all schools in conflict-affected districts and work to get all children in school, including those who have never attended schools, especially girls. 10 September 2009A shortfall of around $20 million in educational funding is hampering efforts to get Pakistani children back to school in the aftermath of the mass exodus in the north-west of the country during the recent conflict in the area, the United Nations humanitarian arm announced today. read more

Highlights at the close Thursday at world financial market trading.Stocks:S&P/TSX Composite Index — 15,891.63, up 36.86 pointsDow — 23,400.86, up 71.40 pointsS&P 500– 2,560.40, up 3.25 pointsNasdaq — 6,556.77, down 7.12 pointsCurrencies:Cdn — 77.94 cents US, down 0.36 of a centPound — C$1.6908, down 0.16 of a centEuro — C$1.5009, down 0.64 of a centEuro — US$1.1697, down 1.06 centsOil futures:US$52.64, up 46 cents(December contract)Gold futures:US$1,269.60 per oz., down $9.40(December contract)Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman:$22.577 oz., up eight cents$725.85 kg., up $2.57 read more

ATHENS, Greece — Greece has launched a 7-year bond auction, its third effort in 2019 to raise money from international markets, as it aims to take advantage of an improvement in borrowing rates to fulfil its financing needs for the year.Greece’s Public Debt Management Agency authorized the auction, which aims to raise 2.5 billion euros ($2.8 billion). It follows successful 5-year and 10-year bond issues earlier this year. Altogether, the issues look to raise about 7 billion euros ($7.9 billion) from bond markets in 2019.Tuesday’s auction is the first by the new government of conservative Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who has promised a steady return to bond markets following three successive international bailouts.The Associated Press read more

first_imgManchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is driven by the motivation to end the club’s trophy drought after missing out on a silverware last season.Pogba endured a frustrating night when he was sent off in PSG’s 2-0 reverse at Old Trafford but was delighted with his team’s response in Monday’s 2-0 FA Cup win at Chelsea.“Losing a game after 11 games without losing hurts and it’s a really bad feeling, so you don’t want this to happen again,” Pogba told MUTV.The Red Devils face Wolves in the quarter-finals after exerting their revenge on last season’s FA Cup final loss to Chelsea.Pogba added: “All the competitions are important. We want to win something.“Last year we didn’t win any trophies. I still remember that. This year we want to win something.”The World cup winning midfielder netted a goal and assisted Ander Herrera’s opening goal.“We knew how to hurt them, (by) running behind their midfielders,” added Pogba, who now has 14 goals this season. Two runs in the box, two goals.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“My job as a midfielder is not to score goals, it’s more to make assists. But when I get a chance to score goals it’s a great feeling.”Herrera and Pogba’s goals against Chelsea 🔥#CHEMUN pic.twitter.com/8tEFmJk6hQ— All About Football (@Insta_Stories1) February 18, 2019Pogba felt United, who next play Liverpool on Sunday, had more to give.“The result was great, but we should do better. We should react even better,” he added via FourFourTwo.“We made it harder for ourselves. We can control more, play more and hurt them more with the ball.”last_img read more

first_img Posted: August 6, 2019 August 6, 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) – On Tuesday, July 30, Pacific Legal Foundation filed a lawsuit challenging California’s “Gag Rule” on union membership. The case involves two San Diego employees.Last year, the Supreme Court emphasized in Janus v. AFSCME that public employees have a First Amendment right to refuse to pay a union, and “must choose to support the union before anything is taken from them.” Before the state can authorize a union to deduct dues payments from employee paychecks, workers must give their clear permission.After Janus, UC San Diego employees Mike Jackson and Tory Smith tried to exercise their rights by resigning their Teamsters membership. The union denied their demand, saying they were locked into membership until the collective bargaining agreement expires in 2022.When they asked the university’s human resources department how to resign, they were told a California state law—a Gag Rule statute—expressly prohibits the university from talking to them about their constitutional rights related to union membership and dues. PLF, on behalf of Jackson and Smith, filed the lawsuit challenging the “Gag Rule” and affirming their right to resign from the union.KUSI Contributor Jan Goldsmith explained the lawsuit in detail on Good Morning San Diego.To read a copy of the complain, click here. KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Pacific Legal Foundation files lawsuit challenging California’s ‘Gag Rule’ on union membership Categories: California News, Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News Tags: Jan Goldsmith, Pacific Legal Foundation FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

first_img See the WF-1000XM review See at Amazon Sarah Tew/CNET See at Amazon Apple Jabra Elite 65t: $170 – $190 Master & Dynamic MW07 True Wireless: $300 Sony WF-1000XM3: $230 5:17 New Sony WF-1000XM3 earbuds will make you never want… Sarah Tew/CNET Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless: $300 $144 See the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless review See the 1More Stylish True Wireless review Share your voice Sarah Tew/CNET Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors See at Amazon Sarah Tew/CNET While Klipsch’s T5 True Wireless doesn’t ship until mid-August, I’ve been testing an early review sample and have been impressed with the sound — it’s nicely detailed with natural-sounding mids and punchy, well-defined bass. The only caveat is you really have to jam the tips into your ear to get a tight seal and the design may not be for everyone. While the Zippo-inspired case is somewhat heavy for its relatively compact size, it’s sleek, sturdy and features USB-C charging. Battery and battery life are also a highlight: The buds themselves can run for up to 8 hours on a single charge at moderate volume levels and the case with its built-in battery provides three additional charges on the go. The T5 Wireless uses Bluetooth 5.0 and has support for both AAC and aptX.Water-resistant: Yes (IPX4 rating — splashproof)   See at Crutchfield Read Klipsch T5 True Wireless review Now playing: Watch this: Sarah Tew/CNET Best Buy UA True Wireless Flash Engineered by JBL: $170 Bang & Olufsen Amazon Bose Sennheiser Apple See at B&H Photo Sarah Tew/CNET See at Apple See the Beats Powerbeats Pro review It’s now fairly easy to find inexpensive true wireless earbuds that sound pretty decent, and if that’s what you’re looking for, we’ve got a list of the best cheap true wireless earbuds. But alas, many of the best wireless headphones cost a lot. And if sound quality is your top priority, you’re going to have to spend more — and in some instances, a lot more. The best wireless headphones also tend to be on the bigger side because size does seem to matter when it comes to the sound quality of wireless earbuds. And that’s where the one big caveat to all this comes into play: To get optimal performance, the best wireless headphones need to fit right and feel comfortable — and you have to get a tight seal. If you can’t get a snug fit with in-ear headphones, you’ll be sadly disappointed and think you got ripped off, which is why I suggest buying from a store with a decent return policy — such as Amazon. Below is a list of the best wireless headphones, with a breakdown of features, including performance, noise cancellation, battery, sound and how comfortable they are. I’ll update this list as I test new models (the Klipsch T5 True Wireless and  Sony WF-1000XM3 have been added as part of the latest update). Note that CNET may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our site. Read more: Best cheap true wireless earphones See It See All See at Amazon Read: Best over-ear headphones At $300 (£279, AU$499), Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless are more expensive than Apple AirPods wireless earbuds, Jabra’s Elite 65t true wireless earbuds and Elite Active 65t and Bose SoundSport Free wireless earbuds. But they sound superior to those models, with better bass and cleaner, more detailed audio. These wireless earbuds also feature very good performance for making phone calls, with solid noise cancelling capabilities, and offer a generally comfortable fit, though they’re bigger than the Jabras and stick out of your ear a little more. Their only significant downside is that they gradually lose their charge in the charging case and can end up completely dead after four days or so if you don’t recharge the case.I’ve used these wireless earbuds in the gym, but they don’t fit quite securely enough in my ear to run with them. Battery life is rated at 4 hours, and you get two extra charges from the carrying case. These use Bluetooth 5.0 with support for AAC and aptX and a firmware update has improved their performance and slightly.Water-resistant: Yes (IPX4 rating — splashproof) Sarah Tew/CNET I don’t really know how stylish the 1More Stylish True Wireless earbuds are (yes, that’s their name), but they do sound good. With a list price of $100, they’re the least expensive of any of the models on this list. 1More made a name for itself with its wired earbuds, the Triple Drivers, which sound great and were a good value when wired headphones were still a thing. The same clear, balanced sound found in that headphone is present in 1More’s first true wireless earbuds (they don’t sound as good as the Triple Drivers, but they sound very good for true wireless).These have more of an audiophile sound profile, with more “accurate” sound, so bass lovers may be a little disappointed, but I liked them. Of course, it helped that I was able to get a tight seal with one of the included ear tips. However, the stabilizer fin did nothing for me (I just jammed the tip into my ear to get a secure fit). Their battery life is rated at up 6.5 hours (expect closer to 5 if you’re listening to your music at higher volumes), with an extra 17 hours or so of battery life available from the charging case. These use Bluetooth 5.0 with support for AAC and aptX.Water-resistance: No (lacks IPX certification)center_img • See the Jabra Elite 65t review See at Amazon Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier The Master & Dynamic MW07 True Wireless may not fit everyone’s ear equally well, but they certainly have a distinct look, as well as very good sound if you can get a tight seal. These in-ear headphones are known for more of an audiophile sound profile, with smooth, well-balanced sound and well-defined bass, and the MW07 delivers that kind of sound. Available in a variety of color options for $300, these wireless earbuds with excellent audio include a swanky chrome charging case that comes with a secondary pouch for safekeeping (yes, the case can get scratched up if you leave it in a bag). Battery life is rated at 3.5 hours, which is a little on the short side, and the case with its built-in chargeable battery gives you an additional three charges (it charges via USB-C). These use Bluetooth 4.2 with support for AAC and aptX and have an extended range of more than 20m, according to Master & Dynamic.Water-resistant: Yes (IPX4 rating — splashproof) $159 Sony hasn’t been much of a player in the true wireless (AirPods-style) headphone arena, but its new WF-1000XM3 may change that. While this pair of headphones isn’t cheap at $229, it’s the best-sounding set of truly wireless earbuds at this price, matching and perhaps even exceeding the performance of pricier competitors from Sennheiser, Beats, Master & Dynamic and Bang & Olufsen. It also has a feature that those wireless earbuds don’t have: active noise cancellation to reduce ambient noise.Its only drawback is that it isn’t rated as being sweat- or water-resistant. That said, I’ve used these wireless noise-canceling headphones for light workouts at the gym without a problem.The Sony WF-1000XM3 noise-canceling headphones use Bluetooth 5.0 with support for AAC but not aptX.Water-resistant: No (lacks IPX certification) The Elite 65t ($170, £150 or AU$300) and slightly enhanced Elite Active 65t ($190, £170 or AU$350) are our current top picks in the true wireless category because they sound better than Apple’s AirPods, this pair of headphones offers just as good or even better performance for making phone calls, and they fit a lot of ears securely.Their sound isn’t quite as rich or clean as the more-expensive earphones above them on this best wireless headphones list (the bass lacks a little kick), but it’s still a very good sounding set of true wireless earbuds, and the battery life is decent. Since they’ve been on the market awhile, they’re frequently discounted, so wait till you see a deal on these wireless earbuds before buying.These use Bluetooth 4.2 (AAC but no aptX).Water-resistant: Yes (IP56 rating — can withstand heavy sprays of water) CNET See it Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 2.0 True Wireless Earbuds: $350 Amazon See It Comments $144 $144 Yes, the Powerbeats Pro’s jumbo charging case with its built-in battery is a notable drawback. But the combination of incorporating all the features that make Apple’s AirPods great while delivering richer sound and better battery life in a design that won’t fall out of your ear ultimately is a winning proposition. Just make sure you buy them somewhere that has a good return policy in case you’re in the small minority that has ears that aren’t quite a match for them. They use Bluetooth 5.0 with support for AAC but not aptX.Water-resistant: Yes (IPX4 rating — splashproof) Klipsch T5 True Wireless: $200 Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Review • AirPods 2019 review: King of truly wireless earphones crowned with small enhancements See the UA True Wireless Flash review Sarah Tew/CNET Apple See It Mentioned Above Apple AirPods 2019 (Charging Case) Mobile Accessories Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it 1More Stylish True Wireless: $100 reading • The best-sounding true wireless headphones of 2019 Apple AirPods 2019 JBL and Under Armour bill their new True Wireless Flash ($170) as totally wireless sports and workout headphones “designed for runners by runners.” They’re technically the first truly wireless earbuds from the duo, and as far as truly wireless workout headphones go, they’re quite good, although some of their allure is tempered by a rather large charging case that’s probably three times the size of Apple’s AirPods’ charging case. Battery life of these wireless earbuds is rated at 5 hours.With relatively clean, well-balanced sound and meaty bass that’s pretty well-defined (read: not boomy), they sound on par and even slightly better some of the other best wireless headphones in this price class. They’ve got better bass than the Jabra Elite 65t, but the Elite 65t may be a more comfortable fit.The wireless earbuds are fully waterproof and use Bluetooth 4.2 (no aptX). Water-resistant: Yes (IPX7 — fully waterproof). 21 See at Amazon Tags The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 2.0 True Wireless Earbuds ($350, £300) feature some of those extra design touches that’d you expect — and end up paying for — with Bang & Olufsen products. The charging case for this set of headphones is arguably the most aesthetically pleasing of any charging case out there (like the new AirPods’ wireless charging case, this one also features wireless charging) and feels like a case you’d get at Tiffany.They also sound very good, with clear, well-balanced sound. The bass audio has good definition but doesn’t have quite as much energy or oomph as the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless’ bass. As a result, I wouldn’t say these are the best wireless headphones for bass audio lovers (look to the Beats for that), but they do sound impressive with well-recorded tracks. While they’re the most-expensive pair of wireless headphones in this roundup, they come in a variety of color options, some of which cost less than $300.  Note that with version 2.0 of these wireless earbuds, Bang & Olufsen improved the battery life to 4 hours (plus three additional charges from the case with its built-in chargeable battery) and added USB-C and wireless charging. These use Bluetooth 4.2 with support for AAC but not aptX.Water-resistant: Yes (they are splashproof, according to B&O) Beats Powerbeats Pro: $250last_img read more

first_imgBen Stokes apologises for the overthrowsTwitter/Cricket World CupOne of the most crucial and unfortunate moments in the World Cup final was the four over throws that England got when a throw from the deep hit the bat of a diving Ben Stokes and got deflected to the boundary. This was a most unwanted occurance in a game that was otherwise dominated by the brilliance of the players in both the teams.As per the etiquette of cricket, batsmen don’t run for overthrows when the ball gets deflected off their bat. On this occasion also, Stokes, lying flat out on the ground, had no intention of running, even though it was the last over and every run was to die for. As soon as the ball reached the boundary, Stokes had both his arms up in the air to apologise to the New Zealand team for this inadvertent mistake.For a long time after that incident, the umpires had a chat to, possibly, figure out whether they could do anything to correct the situation and take away the misfortune of New Zealand. But they couldn’t do anything, the rules of the game are clear and couldn’t be altered. Chris Woakes commiserates with Martin GuptillTwitter/Cricket World CupEngland eventually won the match and when Stokes was asked about that incident, he said something that shows how, in this sport, sportsmanship can easily co-exist with highest intensity of competition. “I said to Kane I’ll be apologising for that for the rest of my life,” the English all-rounder revealed.In fact, the spirit of sportsmanship that was evident in this game should make every cricket fan feel proud of his sporting inclination. There was no ugly incident, no out of control instances of sledging and full show of respect for the opponent. England captain Eoin Morgan started his post-match interview by commiserating with Kane Williamson and Stokes also mentioned how well his opponents played.Two of the best gentlemen in the game – Williamson and Morgan – led their teams on to the biggest stage of the game and made the sport, its players and followers proud. More power to them.last_img read more

first_imgBy Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, mgray@afro.comMGM National Harbor arena is now a timeshare for the D.M.V.’s first families of world championship boxing.  The venue, which has already hosted two championship cards featuring Team Gary Russell, now gives way to Lamont and Anthony Peterson who will take center stage for a nationally televised card on March 26.Lamont faces former 140-pound champion Sergey Lipinets in the main event, while Anthony faces another former champion Argenis Méndez in the co-main event on the TV portion of the card.  This is the first time the Peterson family affair has been the main attraction before a partisan home audience as they look to get back into the mix of contenders on the world stage.Boxers Lamont and Anthony Peterson are gearing up to step into the ring for nationally televised fights on March 26 at MGM National Harbor arena. (Courtesy Photo)“March 24 is going to be big and it means a lot because a win for Lamont would put him right back in the thick of the running with the top of the 147-pounders,” said Barry Hunter, trainer of the Peterson Brothers during their pre-fight media workout at historic Head Bangers Boxing Gym in D.C.“For Anthony, this is a long time coming. Myself, like so many others, thought he deserved a shot a long time ago. Nevertheless, your time is your time. So, he’s going to go out there and take care of business on the 24th and that should put him in line for a world title fight,” Hunter said.The Petersons haven’t fought on the same card since January 2018 when Anthony won a 10-round unanimous decision over Luis Antonio Florez at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. That same night Lamont lost on a seventh round TKO to IBF Welterweight champion Errol Spence, Jr. and he hasn’t fought since.  Spence Jr. was in control of the fight, though it has been wide speculated that he wasn’t totally healthy which may have affected his performance.  Since then Spence has enjoyed a meteoric rise amongst the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world while Lamont has given his body a chance to heal from injuries.“I’ve been boxing for 25 years, doing it professionally for 15 years, pretty much straight through. Only injuries have held me back,” Lamont said. “I just wanted to take some time to relax, and if my body was able to recover and come back close to what I was or better, then I was going to go on.During his 14-month sabbatical from the ring Anthony remained focused on staying in shape and preparing by training in solitude close to home.  The reclusive homebody maintained an intense physical regimen and solicited the help of WBC Welterweight Champion Shawn Porter during training camp to sharpen him for this moment that could propel him to a title fight.“Shawn brought a different type of energy,” Anthony said.  “He’s a real good guy, very spiritual and positive.  He’s always in a good mood and showed a good example of how a champion is supposed to handle himself.”The Peterson brothers have navigated through life’s challenges, such as extended homelessness, in order to become contenders in their sport and role models in their community.   These fights are more than just an opportunity for their fans to watch them in person.  It is a chance for the family to share a shining moment that was a long time coming.“It will be a good feeling to be fighting back at home,” Lamont said. “For the first time ever, I’ll be fighting on a card, my brother is fighting on the card and my nephew is fighting on the card. I knew this day would probably happen, but I’m happy that it’s this time around.”last_img read more

first_img Share Tweet Submit Getting relevant certifications for your career is quite a task. It requires hard work, determination, consistency and worst of all, a lot of money. Wccftech is here to help and is providing an amazing discount on The Lifetime MCSA Windows Server 2016 Bundle. Get this bundle for a massive 97% discount and excel in your career.Lifetime MCSA Windows Server 2016 Bundle featuresThe bundle includes 3 very comprehensive courses that will help you ace these certifications. Here are highlights of what each course has to offer:Microsoft 70-740: Installation, Storage And Compute With Windows Server 2016 – Get Started Towards Your MCSA Certification Access 75 lectures and 21 hours of content 24/7 Explore new features and enhancements like Storage Spaces and Data Deduplication Discuss the connections of Windows Server 2016 physical and virtual machines to iSCSI and Fibre Channel SANs Learn about Hyper-V, the virtualization platform in Windows Server 2016 Cover a new style of virtualization: ContainersMicrosoft 70-741: Networking With Windows Server 2016 – Cover All Things Networking in Windows Server 2016 Access 81 lectures and 21 hours of content 24/7Cover various types of remote access capabilities supported by Windows Server 2016 Explore options available to optimize branch office scenarios such as BranchCache and the Distributed File System Learn advanced networking features that are new and improved in Windows Server 2016Microsoft 70-742: Identity With Windows Server 2016 – Become a Master Working with Active Directory Domain Services Access 77 lectures and 20 hours of content 24/7Learn how to install and configure domain controllers Deploy other Active Directory server roles such as AD FS and AD CS Secure AD DS and work with complex AD infrastructuresThe bundle is designed by iCollege, a company that is known for its wide variety of e-learning courses, learning technologies and development services.Original Lifetime MCSA Windows Server 2016 Bundle Price: $999Wccftech Discount Lifetime MCSA Windows Server 2016 Bundle Price: $29last_img read more

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first_img Share Tweet Submit When it was launched last year, the LG G7 ThinQ offered decent hardware, but at the price it was sold at, there were a lot more compelling solutions to take a gander at. Fast forward to 2019, the G7 ThinQ has received a significant discount, to the extent that instead of being priced like a 2018 flagship, it now appears more of a mid-ranger.That’s correct; the G7 ThinQ factory unlocked costs just $365 at Amazon and $390 at B&H. Both models sold at these online retailers feature 4GB of RAM paired with 64GB of internal storage, with expandable memory possibilities too (which will use up the first SIM card slot). The smartphone features a generous 6.1-inch IPS LCD screen with a 3120 x 1440 resolution. The display covers 100 percent of the DCI-P3 color space and is also HDR10 compliant for viewing content through Netflix if you enjoy that sort of stuff on a mobile phone.Despite featuring an LCD panel, the G7 ThinQ can reach a peak brightness of a whopping 1000 nits. The previous-generation flagship is armed with a Snapdragon 845 and providing all that power is a decent 3000mAh battery. For audiophiles, there is a 3.5mm headphone, with audio quality amplified via a 32-bit DAC. If you don’t mind a flagship that was launched last year but delivers an incredible value, this is one that you should definitely check out.For $365, this is an exceptional deal.Get the LG G7 ThinQ from Amazon for $365Get the LG G7 ThinQ from B&H for $389.99last_img read more