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first_imgQC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Read Next CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA UP NEXTClippers: Host Suns on Saturday.Lakers: At Suns on Friday. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 “We got blown out, so I didn’t play too well,” Ball said. “It was great to start out, but all I care about is winning, and we lost today. We’ve got to regroup.”Ball is expected to revitalize his hometown team this season, but the rookie started out with all the nerves and mistakes that might be expected from any 19-year-old with the weight of a 16-time NBA championfranchise on his slender shoulders.Beverley, who joined the Clippers in Paul’s trade to the Rockets, had 10 points while introducing Ball to high-level NBA defense.“I just had to set the tone,” Beverley said. “I told him after the game, due to all the riff-raff his dad brings, he’s going to get a lot of people coming at him. He has to be ready for that, and I let him know after the game. But what a better way to start him off. I was 94 feet guarding him tonight. Welcome his little young ass to the NBA.”Along with a handful of good-looking passes and a 3-pointer late in the first half, Ball went 1 for 6 from ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH the field and committed two turnovers.“He’s going to be a great talent, but he has to go through the tough times,” Beverley said. “He’llappreciate this when he looks back on it.”Brook Lopez scored 20 points in his debut for the Lakers, and Jordan Clarkson added 18.“I wasn’t happy with what we gave our fans tonight,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said. “Obviously I heard the (boos), and we deserved it at those times.”TIP-INSClippers: Danilo Gallinari had 11 points in his LA debut. … Coach Doc Rivers answered back at Paul, who said he didn’t like the Clippers’ team culture in a documentary that will be released this week by ESPN.“Listen, when you leave, you should just leave,” Rivers said. “I don’t think you have to try to burn the house down or justify why you left. That’s what I would say to it. I like our culture.Lakers: New G Kentavious Caldwell-Pope missed this game while beginning a two-game suspension for getting arrested in March and later pleading guilty to operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. … Kyle Kuzma, the Lakers’ other first-round pick, had eight points in his NBA debut. … Andrew Bogut, the former Golden State center, had three fouls and three turnovers in his Lakers debut.NEW BACKCOURTEven with several new contributors, the Clippers already resemble a hard-nosed, tough-minded veteran team led by Beverley. Milos Teodosic, the other starting guard in Rivers’ revamped lineup, hit two 3-pointers in the 30-year-old Serbian rookie’s NBA debut.MAGIC BALLIt was a busy night for Lakers executive Magic Johnson, also a co-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Magic watched from the tunnel while Staples Center showed Game 5 of the NL Championship Series on the scoreboard during pregame warmups, and he celebrated behind the scenes when the Dodgers clinched their first World Series berth since 1988 during the first half. “I’m just happy for all the players and all the Dodger fans across the world,” Johnson said. “This is a moment that I’ll never forget. I was torn, because I wanted to be here for Lonzo Ball’s first game as a Laker, but my heart is in Chicago. … I’m so happy with Clayton Kershaw, that he can finally pitch in the World Series. He deserves this moment, and all our players deserve this moment, too.” Staples Center erupted in cheers when the Dodgers recorded the final out in Chicago, and again when the final out appeared on the video board. Loss to Pirates only motivates Red Lions Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillioncenter_img View comments LATEST STORIES MOST READ NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Los Angeles Lakers center Brook Lopez, left, and guard Lonzo Ball, right, reach for a loose ball along with Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — Patrick Beverley crowded chest-to-chest with Lonzo Ball before an inbounds pass in the first quarter while they were 94 feet from the basket. Moments later at midcourt, Beverley emphatically fouled the Lakers’ rookie point guard and watched him fall.Ball still might turn out to be Los Angeles’ basketball star of the future, even after his awfully quiet NBA debut.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The present in this town still belongs to the Clippers, even without Chris Paul.Blake Griffin scored 29 points and DeAndre Jordan added 14 points and 24 rebounds in the Clippers’ 108-92rout of the Lakers on Thursday night.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 shutoutLou Williams added 12 points in the Clippers’ first game since Paul spurned the perennial playoff team after six years and forced an offseason trade to Houston. The Clippers will have a new look this season after adding Beverley’s tenacity and several new scorers, but they were still miles ahead of their Staples Center co-tenants in both teams’ season openers.Beverley and the Clippers got little trouble from Ball, who had three points, four assists and nine rebounds in 29 minutes during the first game for the No. 2 overall pick from UCLA. He had about 40 friends and family members in the stands, including his voluble father, LaVar.last_img read more

first_imgTrump blames media, Democrats for impeachment during Kentucky rally PLAY LIST 00:58Trump blames media, Democrats for impeachment during Kentucky rally01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC01:48Trump awards Penske Presidential Medal02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump wore a suit and red tie, and sat with sons Donald Jr. and Eric, several congressional Republicans and sports personalities just out of range of potential blood splatter.Trump Jr. tweeted White told the family, ”it was the most electrifying entrance he seen in 25 years of doing this .” The Trump brothers sat cageside in August in New Jersey in support of Trump fan Colby Covington.Taking a break from an impeachment inquiry, Trump could only hope the first fight of the pay-per-view wasn’t a sign of things to come — a devastating KO from the left.He rose from his seat like the rest of the fans when Kevin Lee knocked out Gregor Gillespie with a left leg kick to the head. Gillespie bounced off the cage and lay motionless, out cold on the mat for a minute or so. Trump didn’t react as he watched the replay and applauded just like a regular fight fan when Gillespie finally came around and got to his corner. He did not appear to sing along to Darren Till’s “Sweet Caroline” walkout music.Derrick Lewis won his heavyweight bout and gave Trump a shoutout from inside the cage, saying “I know everything ain’t going so good in the White House. You gotta turn that … around in 2020.”Protesters outside MSG chanted “Danger, danger, there’s a Fascist in the White House,” over a bullhorn and held signs that read “Trump/Pence Out Now!” Once the fights started, there were no noticeable signs or sustained calls of support or protest for Trump. The only jabs were delivered inside the fenced-in, 4-foot octagon came from the fighters. Lewis was the only winner who mentioned Trump, and the crowd of nearly 20,000 seemed largely uninterested in him.The Rock and the president overshadowed a wildly entertaining card that had the Garden rocking in nearly every bout.The former WWE champ is the biggest box office star in Hollywood, with his “Jumanji” follow up out later this year. Johnson also announced his Seven Bucks Productions company is working on a biopic on retired MMA star Mark Kerr. Kerr won consecutive UFC heavyweight tournaments in the company’s infancy and later battled serious addiction issues. Johnson is set to star as the fighter known as the “Smashing Machine.” The doc wouldn’t let the fight go into a fourth and the 170-pound bout was over, though a BMF rematch could be on the horizon.“Let me heal up and let’s go again,” Diaz said.The president appeared pleased with the card, staying for the entire 4-plus hour show.The packed house at the Garden stood and had their phones out, craning their necks to catch a glimpse of the president as he took his cageside seat. Trump smiled and waved to fans as AC/DC’s “Back in Black” was blasted over the speakers shortly before the start of the 10 p.m. event. Trump received a mixed reaction, though nothing quite as derisive as the boos and “Lock him up!” chants he received last week at the World Series.Trump hugged boxing legend Roberto Duran as they posed for a picture and sat in the same row as UFC President Dana White. Trump is tight with White, a relationship that dates to UFC’s formative years before its rise into a billion dollar promotion. New Jersey was one of the first states that embraced UFC, and White credits cards at the Trump Taj Mahal for helping the company grow into a heavyweight in the sports world. White spoke at Trump’s request at the Republican National Convention and they are occasional dining partners.ADVERTISEMENT Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics “I was hyped, I was ready to go,” Diaz said. “I come in here to fight. It’s not my fault the doctor stopped it. We’ll run it back, though.”Johnson walked out holding the $50,000 Baddest Mother (Censored!) championship belt to a thunderous ovation as his WWE theme music hit. Trump, who became the first president to attend a UFC card, clapped for Johnson and stayed on his feet for the furious early rounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceMasvidal charged at Diaz once the initial bell rang before he pulled up and smiled, a nod to his UFC-record 5-second KO of Ben Askren in his last fight. Trump and his adult sons stood as Masvidal took quick control and pounded on Diaz. Diaz had a gash open over his right eye, his face bloodied as he lay on his back trying to kick away Diaz.The partisan crowd took turns chanting “Diaz!” and “Jorge!” and The Rock sat stone-faced, nodding at the biggest haymakers. Diaz staked his claim as the BMF — if the B stood for bloodiest — when he flexed for the crowd to end the second as blood poured down his face. LATEST STORIES MOST READ President Donald Trump looks on during UFC 244 mixed martial arts fights, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)NEW YORK — President Donald Trump was on his feet for the main event as Jorge Masvidal defeated a bloodied Nate Diaz via TKO before the fourth round at UFC 244 at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night.Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson wrapped a crudely named, made-for-PPV baddest man in MMA title belt around Masvidal’s waist as nearly 20,000 fans howled in protest of the quick finish. Masvidal dominated the first three rounds and opened cuts above Diaz’s eyes that turned his face into a crimson mask. The assigned doctor for the New York State Athletic Commission stopped the fight just before the fourth round. 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first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares WASHINGTON — Unburdened by the catastrophes of past Game 7s littering the Washington Capitals’ playoff history, rookie Evgeny Kuznetsov delivered a breathtaking, series-clinching goal that got Alex Ovechkin’s seal of approval.“Pretty sick,” Ovechkin declared.Sure was.Skating around every opponent on the ice as he swooped across from the right boards, past the slot and waited, waited, waited for the right moment to lift a rising shot over sprawling goalie Jaroslav Halak, Kuznetsov scored the go-ahead goal with 7:18 remaining, and Braden Holtby only needed to make 10 saves April 27, leading the Capitals to a 2-1 victory that eliminated the New York Islanders in the first round.“If you’ve never played hockey,” Kuznetsov said, “you’ll never feel this.”Joel Ward gave Washington a 1-0 lead late in the second period, and Frans Nielsen pulled New York even early in the third.The Capitals now face the Presidents’ Trophy-winning New York Rangers, who eliminated Washington from the 2012 and 2013 playoffs — in Game 7 each time.That’s part of a long history of postseason failures for the Capitals, including never advancing beyond the second round since Ovechkin arrived and began earning MVP trophies and leading the NHL in goals year after year.This was the eighth time in 10 playoff series involving Ovechkin that went to a Game 7, and his team was only 2-5 in such contests until Monday.Until Kuznetsov — a 22-year-old center taken with the No. 26 pick in 2010, six years after Ovechkin went No. 1 overall — came through, adding to the two goals and assist he had in Game 3.“That’s the best I’ve seen us play,” Holtby said. “Start to finish, that’s the game we’ve been trying to groom all year.”The Islanders’ loss ends their playing days at Nassau Coliseum, which opened in 1972. The team is moving to Brooklyn next season.“We wanted to get back home,” coach Jack Capuano said.You have to go back 22 years to find a playoff series won by the Islanders, and that victory in 1993 came against — guess who? — the Capitals. Since then, New York has lost seven consecutive first-round series.“It’s just hard to believe it’s really over,” said Islanders captain John Tavares, who had two goals and four assists in the series. “”It was intense. It was physical. It was draining.”Halak pointed to Washington’s 26-11 edge in shots, saying: “We needed to shoot a little more. Obviously you’re not going to score if you don’t shoot.”Only three teams have produced fewer shots in a playoff game since 1990, according to STATS.This was the first Game 7 of this year’s NHL playoffs, fittingly. Through the first six games, each team scored 14 goals. Each won on the road. Each won in overtime. During the regular season, both finished with 101 standings points.But this was the Capitals’ turn to thrive. “By Game 5,” coach Barry Trotz said, “I thought they wore down a little bit.”Kuznetsov thought the Islanders looked tired during his highlight-reel goal.They did seem to move in slow motion as he swooped across the ice to put his team back in front.“For him, it’s just another day. There’s no previous history for him, so he could just go into it raw and just have a good time,” Ward said. “That’s the good thing about young guys.”There was one last bit of tension, when Capitals defenseman John Carlson was whistled for roughing with just under three minutes remaining. But the Capitals killed it off, making the Islanders 0-for-14 on power plays in the series.Perhaps fueled by a combination of relief and elation, the crowd grew louder and louder as the final seconds ticked away.“We were hungry, we wanted to get after it, and I think people doubted us a little bit,” Ward said. “So we wanted to prove something to ourselves and to our fans.”(HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Sports Writer)last_img read more

first_imgkyler murray looks to pass at the college football playoffMIAMI, FL – DECEMBER 29: Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners carries the ball in the third quarter during the College Football Playoff Semifinal against the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)There has been a lot of analysis of Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray as an NFL Draft prospect. There will probably be a ton more between now and the combine, let alone between now and the NFL draft in April.One of the most prominent criticisms of Murray as a prospect has been his size – listed at 5-foot-11 despite that number seeming tall. But one former NFL executive appears to be tired of hearing the worry over whether Murray’s size will translate to the NFL.Former Dallas Cowboys vice-president Gil Brandt took to Twitter on Wednesday and explained that his experience with Oklahoma’s relatively-tall linemen would allow him to overcome any potential size issues. He also pointed out that Murray found a way to thrive when his blind-side was exposed and could make throws in a shifting pocket.Lots of talk about whether @TheKylerMurray is big enough to throw over NFL linemen. Never was problem OL at Oklahoma where average size of the 5 starters was 6-5, 316. He found throwing lanes w/ pocket movement. Also had sixth sense w/ blind-side pressure. He’ll be just fine.Lots of talk about whether @TheKylerMurray is big enough to throw over NFL linemen. Never was problem OL at Oklahoma where average size of the 5 starters was 6-5, 316. He found throwing lanes w/ pocket movement. Also had sixth sense w/ blind-side pressure. He’ll be just fine.— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) February 13, 2019History shows that being undersized has not been an obstacle if the quarterback’s on-field skill is good enough. Drew Brees, Doug Flutie, and Russell Wilson all famously thrived in the NFL despite being under the ideal height.Nevertheless, at least one team is expected to give Murray that chance, and invest pretty heavily in him in the process.Several mock drafted have Murray projected as a top-ten pick, with some have him going as high as No. 7 overall to the Jacksonville Jaguars.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: The government has decided to extend the Parliament session till August 7, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said in the Lok Sabha on Thursday.As soon as the triple talaq bill was passed in the House, Joshi rose to inform the Speaker Om Birla about the decision to extend the session. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs here, according to sources. The government had indicated on Wednesday that the ongoing Parliament session could be extended. Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar had said the Opposition has always demanded that Parliament should meet for more number of days. “Now we are doing it,” he had said.last_img read more

first_imgJoin the fun between 12 pm – 3 pm at the green space at the corner of 100 Avenue and 100 Street.There will be prizes and a mini pioneer pathway.For more information call the Visitor Centre at 250-785-3033 FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Join local historians at the green space on Saturday, July 13, 2019, to test your knowledge of the Peace Region.This history pop-up is a trivia event that will test your knowledge on the history of Fort St. John. Local history enthusiast Larry Evans as well as guests from Treaty 8 are ready to quiz participants and chat about history.last_img read more

Agadir – A team of divers and a researcher specializing in underwater archeology discovered, Sunday, the remains of a British steamship which had wrecked off in 1918 near Sidi Toual beach, 15 km south of Agadir in the commune of Sidi Bidi (Shtouka Ait Baha province).Preliminary data shows that pieces of wreckage are scattered over 700 square meters, Azeddine Karra, underwater research specialist at the Culture Ministry, told MAP.The vestiges, found at the depth of 6-10 meters, include rusty doors, parts of the engine and large iron bars, he said. In a similar statement to MAP, Ait Baaziz, professional diver, said that the steamship “SS Baynyassa” was on a trade mission from Brazil to Gibraltar and changed its route towards the Agadir coast because of a mechanical failure. read more

“Many environmental problems in Iraq are so alarming that an immediate assessment and a clean-up plan are needed urgently,” said Pekka Haavisto, study chairman of a UN Environment Programme (UNEP) report released in Geneva today. “The environment must be fully integrated into all reconstruction plans if the country is to achieve a strong and sustainable recovery.”Stressing the need for urgent measures to address humanitarian issues, the report cites as priorities restoring water supply and sanitation systems, and cleaning-up possible pollution “hot spots” and waste sites to reduce the risk of disease epidemics from accumulated municipal and medical wastes.The report says another priority should be a scientific assessment of sites struck with weapons containing depleted uranium (DU). It recommends guidelines be distributed immediately to military and civilian personnel and to the general public on how to minimize the risk of accidental exposure to DU. The intensive use of DU weapons has likely caused environmental contamination of as yet unknown levels and a study would require receiving precise coordinates of the targeted sites from the military.”Environmental protection is a humanitarian issue,” UNEP Executive Director Klaus Toepfer said. “Not only do environmental hazards threaten human health and well-being, but they can impede aid operations.”The report says action is needed to integrate environmental protection into the wider post-conflict clean up and reconstruction, including environmental impact studies and the use of environmentally friendly technologies for major reconstruction projects.Noting the need to build strong national institutions for long-term environmental management, the report declares: “The environment must be treated as a priority issue in the development of democratic governance and institutional structures. Working within a UN framework, national and international experts should be engaged in defining the institutional, legislative, capacity building and resource needs for effective and sustainable environmental management.” read more

‹ ›“Unlike the Millennium Development Goals, this has been a process that’s been the most open, transparent, broad, deep one that we’ve had in the United Nations ever,” Ms. Mohammed noted. “Often people say, ‘well you know, aren’t these too many goals? Can’t we just have a neat set of 8 or 10? Why do we need to have 17?’ The truth of the matter is that the world is not in such a neat shape that could be reflected in a neat set of goals. It’s in a pretty big mess and what these do is address that, address it in a much deeper way.” The 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets contained in the new agenda aim at tackling key systemic barriers to sustainable development such as inequality, unsustainable consumption and production patterns, inadequate infrastructure and lack of decent jobs. “It’s about behaviour. It’s about livelihoods. It’s about lifestyles. It’s about how we consume and we produce because clearly we can no longer continue to test the planet the way that we do,” said Ms. Mohammed. “The one thing about this wonderful planet that we have, the home that we have, is that it can exist without us; we cannot exist without it.” “For the first time, we’re not putting a band-aid on the problem. We’re looking at the root causes. And unless we make the investments to look at those root causes, we are going to continue to have the conflicts escalate, we’re going to continue to see the damage in the environment, and more and more people are going to be excluded,” said Amina J. Mohammed, the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning.In a recent interview with the UN News Service, Ms. Mohammed stressed that the resources needed to investment in this new agenda already exist and it is just a matter of unlocking them. “We can find the tools and the instruments that we need to make those monies work in the longer term and in the shorter term for humanity.” On 2 August, the UN’s 193 Member States agreed to an ambitious agenda that features 17 new Sustainable Development Goals that aim to end poverty, promote prosperity and people’s well-being while protecting the environment by 2030, concluding a negotiating process that has spanned more than two years and which featured the unprecedented participation of civil society.The Sustainable Development Goals, which world leaders will formally adopt at a special summit to be held in New York from 25 to 27 September, succeed the eight anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which wrap up at the end of 2015. read more

It’s a crucial part of the research process that’s often overlooked.Much energy is focused on gathering and analyzing data. Research data can include things like interview transcripts, measurements from laboratory instruments, answers to questionnaires, protein sequences and many other types of information as varied as the researchers themselves.The data and their interpretations are the stuff of discoveries and breakthroughs, leading to new or deeper insights that shape the world around us.But storing and securing this goldmine of information has often not been well thought out, leading to data getting lost in the system, being unavailable to the wider research community or even violating basic principles such as research participant confidentiality.To that end, the Canadian government has created a Draft Research Data Management Policy. Brock University, like many other research institutions that rely upon federal government research funding, is preparing a response to this draft policy.“This consultation is an opportunity for Brock as an institution and for the federal government to prepare for this future: What resources are in place? What resources are needed? How will these proposed requirements ensure greater return on research investments?” says Interim Associate Vice-President Research Michelle McGinn.  McGinn and officials from the Office of Research Services, the Research Ethics Office, the Library, and Information Technology Services have formed a group to gather feedback from the Brock research community and co-ordinate Brock’s response.The exercise is not just academic.“The draft policy indicates that researchers may be required to include a data management plan in their applications for federal government grants or as a condition for release of those funds,” says McGinn.She says once researchers publish their work, they’ll be required to deposit the associated research data in a recognized digital repository.The draft outlines key elements of a management plan, including:how data will be collected, documented, formatted, protected and preservedhow existing datasets will be used and what new data will be created over the course of the research projectwhether and how data will be sharedwhere data will be depositedIt also identifies those responsible for particular aspects of the plan, and spells out ethical, legal and commercial constraints data are subject to.McGinn describes how issues of data collection and storage play out in her collaboration on a research project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.“Our project is predominantly interview based,” she says. Those interviews need to be shared with researchers from four Canadian universities and two international institutions.“Do we buy recorders that have a special proprietary format?” McGinn says. “Or do we have something that records in a broadly available format such as mp4 or wma so that anyone on the team can listen to them?“Where do we store those files so they’re secure and not available to just anyone?” she says adding that, at the moment, the team is using Microsoft Office 365’s One Drive, but not all the project’s researchers have institutional access to that system.Once a research project has finished, the question becomes, where should these data be stored long term and who should be allowed to access this information?Metadata Librarian John Dingle, who focuses on research data management, says there are a number of data hosting options, including: Brock University Dataverse, housed under the Ontario Council of University Libraries’ Scholars Portal Dataverse; the nation-wide Portage Network created by the Canadian Association of Research Libraries; and the fledgling Images and Data subcommunity within Brock’s Digital Repository.He notes that many disciplines already have data repositories in certain subject areas, such as genetics, and that the Library can connect researchers to these repositories.“There’s an increasing recognition that the research data that comes out of a project is as important as other more traditional forms of scholarly output,” says Dingle. “It’s important for being able to be transparent and reproducible in research but also gives opportunities for reuse and building on other peoples’ work.”Who is allowed to have access to these research data needs to be worked out at the very beginning of the research application process, says Manager of Research Ethics Lori Walker.This is mainly because research depends upon informed consent from any people participating in the research. People would need to agree not only to the project they’re involved in, but also to the use of their information in other research that may have similar purposes or even different purposes.Walker says in some research situations, people may have shared sensitive information that may put themselves, their families or communities at risk or disadvantage if made public.She says she is optimistic that the finalized Research Data Management Policy will strike the right balance due to the “energetic and positive culture towards this change at Brock.”“The end result is going to be an increase in the quality of research and the impact of research data, especially if information can be re-analyzed, and re-used by other researchers. That’s a very ethical thing, that you get the most use out of the data that people contributed.”The group encourages Brock researchers to provide feedback on the draft by: Providing comments to be incorporated into the collective response by Friday, Aug. 17or e-mailing comments directly to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada or the Canadian Institutes of Health Research by Friday, Aug. 31. read more

first_imgFears have been raised over the pressures on the care system as the National Audit Office warned that funding and staffing levels are not sustainable. In a damning report the public spending watchdog said the lack of prestige associated with working in care, poor career progression and low pay meant the sector struggled to retain staff. It said that the vacancy rate for registered nurses in care had more than doubled from 4.1 per cent in 2012-13 to 9 per cent in 2016-17, even as the total number of jobs dropped from 51,000 to 43,000 over the same period. In some cases local authorities said nursing homes had re-registered as care homes because they could not recruit the necessary nurses. One in three nurses working in care is aged over 55, the report added, prompting concerns that the staffing problems would get worse as current workers retired. Nurses in the care sector earn on average £27,900 per year, more than £3,000 less than the average pay for a registered nurse working in the NHS. The NAO said the Government had failed to demonstrate that the sector was sustainably funded and had not followed through on commitments to make working in care more attractive by offering better career development and training to staff.It also warned that a shortage of nursing home beds would put pressure on the NHS, and that lack of certainty over £2bn allocated to the sector in last year’s Budget was preventing proper staff planning. Amyas Morse, head of the NAO, said social care was a “Cinderella service”.”The Department needs to respond quickly to this challenge by giving the sector the attention it deserves and needs, instead of falling short and not delivering value for money,” he said.  Barbara Keeley MP, Labour’s  shadow cabinet minister for social care, said: “The National Audit Office’s message is clear: Tory cuts to local authority funding since 2010 have led to an increasingly unsustainable and fragmented social care workforce. ” Cllr Izzi Seccombe, chairman of the Local Government Association’s community wellbeing board, said: “This worrying report reflects the historic underfunding of social care which is putting severe pressure on the care workforce, the provider market and the availability of care.”A spokesman for the Department of Health and Social Care said: “We’ve provided an extra £2 billion funding to the sector and this week announced a further £150 million for next year – in the summer we will outline plans to reform social care to ensure it is sustainable for the future.”last_img read more

first_imgThe generous response we received was vital not just in helping SVP bring toys, food and assistance to 175,000 families at Christmas, but also in helping us support the many thousands of families in need throughout 2014.A spokesperson told TheJournal.ie that the ads were most likely paid for using corporate donations and not donations to local SVP charities, as the money sent locally is used locally by each branch.He said that SVP wanted to “thank people – they have been so generous in the annual appeal time in November and December”.He said that a lot of people “are struggling themselves” and that there was also an impact from the charity top-ups scandal. Calls for help from SVP have more than doubled in the past five years.“In the circumstances this year we felt that people were particularly generous,” he said. “A lot of people are struggling themselves but managing to find money for SVP.”Despite the generosity, the charity estimates that donations were down by about 10 per cent this year. There was an impact in the middle of December, but recovery was seen in the last week coming up to Christmas, particularly online.When it emerged that SVP needed not just money, but other items, people responded. “That’s what the thank you is for – not just for the financial donations, but the donations of toys and indeed food as well,” said the spokesperson. “We got a great response in the last 10 days before Christmas.”He said the ads were “the most economic way to say thank you to people in a general way”.Read: St Vincent de Paul appeals for money and toys as donations fall> AS CHRISTMAS 2013 approached, St Vincent de Paul had to appeal for money and toys due to a drop in donations.Now, a month later, the charity has taken out ads in newspapers thanking those who contributed to the ‘We can’t do it alone’ appeal.The ads contain a thank you from SVP National President Geoff Meagher, where he says that:last_img read more

first_imgJust last week we were taking solace in the locomotive limitations of robotkind. Sure, machines can beat us at Jeopardy now, but if push comes to shove, at least we can outrun the thing, right? Nope. Now we’ve got to contend with cheetah robots.Boston Dynamics, the creators of the creepy BigDog robotic pack mule, are working on a speedy new four-legged robot modeled after the world’s fastest land animal. The robot will also be able to “zigzag to chase and evade.”Whereas the Big Dog was designed as an all-terrain transportation device, carrying up to 300 pounds through treacherous locals, neither Boston Dynamics, nor Darpa, the military department that awarded the company with a contract for the new cat-like robot, have revealed what function such a speedy robot would serve–though odds seem pretty good that the whole thing involves a lot of screaming and fleeing.last_img read more

first_imgArchos 97 Titanium HD : une tablette tactile haute résolution dans la gamme ElementsLe fabricant Archos a annoncé la prochaine sortie d’une nouvelle tablette tactile Android. Baptisée 97 Titanium HD, elle est équipée d’un écran 9,7 pouces et d’une résolution Retina de 2048 x 1536 pixels.Alors que les tablettes tactiles font partie des cadeaux stars achetés pour Noël, l’année 2013 ne sera vraisemblablement pas en reste du côté des nouveaux modèles et les annonces ont même déjà commencé ! Sur son site, le fabricant Archos a ainsi dévoilé sa dernière création : une nouvelle tablette baptisée 97 Titanium HD qui entre dans sa gamme Elements.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Basée sous Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), elle est équipée d’un écran IPS de 9,7 pouces avec une résolution de 2048 x 1536 pixels. Ajouté à cela, elle est dotée d’un processeur Dual Core de type A9 cadencé à 1.6 GHz, d’un GPU Quad core Mali400, et de 1 Go de RAM. Côté photo, la 97 Titanium dispose d’un capteur de 2 mégapixels à l’avant et de 5 mégapixels au dos. De quoi prendre de jolis clichés à stocker sur 8 Go de mémoire flash extensible grâce à un port MicroSD. Côté connectivité, la tablette possède le Wi-Fi mais pas le Bluetooth. Si ces caractéristiques ont de quoi allécher, Archos n’a pas donné d’informations quant au prix de sa tablette HD. C’est pourtant ce qui pourrait lui permettre de concurrencer les autres modèles HD déjà présents sur le marché et dont les prix avoisinent les 400 euros. De même, le fabricant n’a pas dévoilé la date de sortie 97 Titanium HD. Le 24 décembre 2012 à 15:28 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_imgThe World Soy Foundation (WSF) recently received an exciting update from the field that emphasizes how the power of soy is helping children. WSF provided 1,266 bags of soybeans to Food for the Poor and partners in Guatemala where the soybeans nourished 13,895 people, including kids like Hector and his classmates.Hector lives in a hardworking and remote farming community where the children’s education is getting a boost from soybeans. Recognizing that children need proper nutrition to learn as well as grow, Food for the Poor helped the community install a small processing machine to make soy milk and other foods for the children from the soybeans.The soy is also the source of a business education. They trained two young women to make the soy foods as well as manage sales of the foods to the community of about 100 people.In addition to Hector, beneficiaries of the soybeans ranged from orphanages to a vocational school for 1,200 boys. With your support, WSF can reach even more children.Donate the value of ONE ACRE OF SOYBEANS today—Your gift today will make a significant impact in the lives of children and families as the World Soy Foundation strives to reduce malnutrition through the power of soy. Join the Acre Challenge and give the gift of protein today!How to donate: Click on the Donate Now button above; Visit www.worldsoyfoundation.org and click on the “donate now” button on the top right hand side of the webpage or send your check to:World Soy Foundation12125 Woodcrest Executive Drive, Suite 100St. Louis, MO 63141World Soy Foundation is a 501c3 charitable organization so contributions are tax deductible for federal income tax purposes to the extent allowed by law under section 170 of the IRS Code.last_img read more

first_imgMIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Police have arrested a woman accused of sleeping with and even drugging men she met at clubs in Miami Beach and Miami, before robbing them.Liz Rios, 21, stole thousands of dollars worth of clothing, jewelry and accessories from five men, in July and August, police said. Each time, she met her victim at a club, then robbed them in the morning after sleeping with them the night before.Rios faced a judge in bond court, Friday morning, to face the latest charges for robbing two more victims. She previously faced a judge after she was accused of robbing three men, but since then, two more have come forward.In the most recent case, Rios wasn’t the only suspect. According to the arrest affidavit, “the victims invited two unknown females, whom were introduced by a friend over to have fun.”The incident happened at the Icon Brickell condominium. After the victims fell asleep, both Rios and another woman, who is still at large, stole “a diamond Rolex watch, Gucci sandals, more than $110 in cash, a designer belt and wallet.”“We’re trying to identify her counterpart in this matter,” Lt. Freddie Cruz of Miami Police said. “When they woke up, the victims realized that all their belongings were taken: fashion belt, shoes, Rolex watches jewelry, unknown amount of money, and again these two women have taken off.”She was already accused of sleeping and drugging men she had met at clubs. Rios met her first victim at Story Nightclub in late July, police said, before sleeping with him at his apartment. She then made him breakfast, which is when, the victim believes, he was drugged.“The victim felt extremely sleepy after eating the breakfast,” Miami Police Officer Christopher Bess said, “so he went into a very deep sleep.”When he woke up, he “felt highly disoriented and confused,” according to a police report. “He discovered that [Rios] was missing with his gold Rolex watch with diamonds, and his gold Cuban link necklace.”Bess said the jewelry is worth more than $40,000.In August, Rios met her second victim at LIV Night Club and then slept with him in his hotel room, police said. The next day, the victim said, Rios was gone, along with his jewelry and clothing.According to an arrest form, “Video surveillance captured the suspect carrying two bags, one of which was identified by the victim as his Louis Vuitton duffel bag.”Police said Rios met her third victim inside Dream Nightclub, later in August, then slept with him. When he woke up, he told police he realized Rios had stolen about $13,500 in valuables from him. Police were led to Rios by surveillance footage and fingerprints left at the crime scene.Rios is charged with multiple counts of grand theft and drug possession. She is being held without bond.“This is something that we’re seeing a little more frequently,” Cruz said. “It does have us worried here in the City of Miami.”Police have a warning for club-goers during the holiday season. “We encourage you to go out, have a great time, however, be extremely careful,” Bess said.Rios is being held in jail on a $15,000 bond for two counts of grand theft.Police believe there may be other victims in this case. If you believe you might have been a victim, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

first_imgIBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:02/1:35Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:33?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Close Watch: Amit Shah’s Bengaluru roadshowcenter_img Popular network carrier Airtel announced a new feature on its multi-media app Airtel TV that will offer the latest update about the ongoing Lok Sabha 2019 elections in India.Airtel TV users will now be able to see the special ‘Election 2019’ section to access curated content from across sources – live news TV channels, short news bulletins, collection of top interviews and expert analysis, all on a single screen.Furthermore, Airtel TV app users will also have access to exclusive election news bulletins from Editorji. This will include Daily Election capsules – “Election Express with Vikram” hosted by renowned journalist Vikram Chandra. Election 2019 section on Airtel TV will be offered in multi-lingual options.KVN Rohit/IBTimes IndiaConsidering multi-lingual diversity of India, Airtel TV app’s ‘Election 2019’ section will have state wise election updates in eight regional languages – Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati and Oriya, besides English and Hindi. “General Elections in India are high interest and high engagement event and people are constantly looking for news and analysis around the event. With Airtel TV’s special election section, we have made the app the one stop shop for all election-related updates – curated in convenient and snackable format. In particular, there is curiosity around what’s happening in a customer’s state/constituency, so we are making state wise updates available in regional languages to drive stickiness. Meanwhile, customers can easily switch from their favorite movies and shows to election on Airtel TV with a single touch of the screen,”  Sameer Batra, CEO – Content & Apps, Bharti Airtel said in a statement.In a related development, voters are advised not to take phones to the poll booths. Except the officials deployed for election duty and the police personnel, all are banned to use or take mobiles within 100 meters radius of the polling booth. Airtel TV is offering special Election 2019 sectionAirtel TV on Apple iTunes Store (screen-grab)If people are found violating the order, they will be charged under various Indian Penal codes including the Representation of the People Act.Also, if any citizen comes across candidates indulging in malpractices such as voter appeasement activities offering money, sari, consumer goods in their constituency, they can register a complaint with image or video evidence to Election Commission via cVIGIL smartphone app. There is also an anonymous option so that users can file a complaint without divulging personal information.last_img read more

first_imgkishoreganjA Class-V girl was allegedly raped by a neighbour at Tulshigram village in Karimganj upazila of Kishoreganj on Saturday evening, reports UNB.Police arrested the accused, Kanan Mia, 50, son of late Abu Taher of the village.Locals said Kanan seduced the girl into going to a haor in the evening where he violated her.Hearing victim’s screams, a woman rushed in and rescued the girl but the rapist fled the scene.The victim was first taken to Upazila Health Complex from where she was sent to Kishoreganj General Hospital for medical test.On information, police arrested the accused from the village, said Md Mominul Islam, officer-in-charge of Karimganj police station.last_img read more

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /25:12 On Party Politics this week, co-hosts Jay Aiyer and Brandon Rottinghaus are going to catch you up on the week’s political news:Texas:Texas Ag. Commissioner Sid Miller appointed a campaign donor to the state’s Rural Health Task ForceHow’re Texas schools doing?Facebook’s Zuckerberg Vs. Senator Ted CruzU.S Rep. Blake Farenthold resigns from congressNational:FBI raids President Donald Trump’s personal attorneys’ officeSyria using chemical weapons killing at least 40 peopleSouth Carolina Congressman Ralph Norman pulls a gun at a town hall with constituents Listencenter_img AP X And finally Jay and Brandon discuss Speaker Of The House Paul Ryan’s decision not to run for reelection. You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org.Party Politics is produced by Edel Howlin and our audio engineer is Todd Hulslander. This article is part of the Party Politics podcast Sharelast_img read more

first_imgThe book was released by Szilveszter Bus, Ambassador-Designate of Hungary. The launch was followed by an illustrated lecture, Amrita Sher-Gil, Paris, and the Bloomsbury Group, by an art historian Giles Tillotson and a special screening of the film, Amrita Sher-Gil: The Bridge Builder, directed by Ebrahim Alkazi.The book talks about Amrita Sher-Gil’s journey between the polarities when she remained unacknowledged during her life and considered an icon post her death. Did the Ajanta caves and Gauguin influence Amrita’s works? How was she as a person and as an artist? Was her work in India indeed of unequal quality as often considered to be? In this collection, Karl Khandalavala, G H R Tillotson, K G Subramanyan, and N Iqbal Singh, among others, ponder these and other aspects of Amrita’s short but impactful life dedicated to art. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’With Charles Fábri’s fictional account of the travails of a young artist in Lahore in the 1940s carrying an unmistakable resemblance with the influential and avant-garde artist, the volume also includes a piece by Amrita on her evolution as an artist. Accompanied by rare black and white and colour visuals, this book brings together modern and contemporary critiques as well as early writings by past masters that have largely remained inaccessible until now.last_img read more