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first_imgHouston Rockets guard James Harden (13) reacts after hitting a shot against the Sacramento Kings during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. The Rockets won 105-100. (AP Photo/Steve Yeater)SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Just imagine what these Houston Rockets might look like months from now, when James Harden has a healthy Chris Paul alongside him in the backcourt and Mike D’Antoni’s rotations become more consistent.Beginning the season with a tough back-to-back in Northern California hardly made for an easy start, and Houston is an impressive 2-0.ADVERTISEMENT Harden had 27 points and nine assists, and the Rockets made it a perfect two-game road trip despite playing this one without Paul, beating the Sacramento Kings 105-100 on Wednesday night to spoil another home team’s opener.“Obviously this road trip was going to be tough, but we did a really good job, especially tonight, of not letting up and just playing four quarters,” Harden said. “We say it all the time: We might not knock you out in the first, second or third quarter, but fourth quarter if we keep playing the way we need to play we’ve always got a chance.”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 shutoutWhile he didn’t shoot especially well, Harden hit a trio of dagger 3-pointers with 8:13, 6:00 and 5:13 left — the second of which put Houston ahead 89-79. He also had a key left-handed layup late and finished 8 for 21 and 4 of 14 from 3-point range.Sacramento forced the Rockets into a shot clock violation and the Kings got the ball back with just less than a minute remaining and down 96-92. Willie Cauley-Stein made one of two free throws with 41 seconds left and Harden found Clint Capela for an alley-oop dunk moments later. MOST READ Read Next BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Aldridge’s double-double leads Spurs by Timberwolves Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:46US defense chief agrees it’s time to take another look at defense pact with PH00:50Trending 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 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa “To validate yesterday we had to win today or we wouldn’t validate yesterday,” D’Antoni said. “They had that in mind. At the same time, a back-to-back on the opening two nights, especially it’s so emotional, that takes more out of you.”Zach Randolph missed making his Kings debut a day after undergoing oral surgery, but Vince Carter and Hill provided a veteran presence for the new-look Kings as they move forward beginning the season without DeMarcus Cousins after he was traded to New Orleans last February. Hill scored 16 points and Carter six in 14 minutes.“We saw a lot of things we were proud about,” coach Dave Joerger said. “The No. 1 thing is if we compete that hard we are going to give ourselves a chance in games.”AILING PAULD’Antoni isn’t counting on Paul being back Saturday for the home opener against Dallas.“It’s not a concern, it’s just nagging,” D’Antoni said. “We’ll sit him until the training staff thinks he’s ready to go and try to get over it totally.”Paul had four points and shot 2 for 9 at Golden State but was limited by soreness in the knee. He led the Rockets with 11 assists and also grabbed eight rebounds, while playing 33 minutes in his regular-season debut with Houston after being traded by the Clippers during the offseason.TIP-INSRockets: The Rockets were 13-3 in the second game of back-to-backs last season. The have 14 such sets, 13 remaining. … Trevor Ariza was held to two points on free throws, shooting 0 for 6 and missing all five of his 3s. … Houston’s schedule includes seven of its first 10 games on the road. … P.J. Tucker had just six points while dealing with foul trouble after scoring 20 points in his Rockets debut at Golden State.Kings: Rookie De’Aaron Fox out of Kentucky drew big cheers when he checked in for his debut late in the first and finished with 14 points, five assists and four rebounds in 23 minutes. … Second-year Golden 1 Center hosted its first season opener after the Kings began on the road last season.UP NEXTRockets: Host Dallas on Saturday in home opener.Kings: At Dallas on Friday to start a three-game road trip. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH After the Kings stole the inbounds pass from Eric Gordon with 25 seconds left and down 98-95, it was initially ruled Sacramento ball but the play went to replay review and a foul was issued to George Hill instead. Gordon converted two free throws.Capela had 22 points and matched his career high with 17 rebounds. Paul sat out with a bruised left knee that limited him during Houston’s stunning comeback 122-121 win at Golden State on Tuesday after the Warriors held their championship ring ceremony.Gordon started for Paul and scored 25 points with four 3-pointers, a night after missing all six of his tries from long range but still winding up with 24 points in 29 minutes.Buddy Hield scored 10 of his 19 points in the third quarter for Sacramento and tied the game at 68 on a 3-pointer with 3:33 left in the period. Cauley-Stein had 21 points on 10-for-15 shooting, 10 rebounds and three blocked shots.The Rockets looked sluggish at times in the second game of a season-opening back-to-back. Yet Houston had enough to win its sixth straight in the series after winning all four games last season.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

first_imgPakistan beat Australia by four wickets in their final World Cup Group A match at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Saturday. Score Chasing 177, Pakistan reached home in the 41st over with Umar Akmal and Abdul Razzaq remaining unbeaten on 44 and 22 respectively.Earlier, Pakistan pacers struck thick and fast to reduce the opposition to 176 with Umar Gul (3-30) and Abdul Razzaq (2-8) claiming five wickets between them.Pakistan too got off to the same kind of start that Australia had got on with, losing their opener early. Mohammad Hafeez fell to a Brett Lee ball that took the edge of his bat only to return into the bowler’s hands after a fine catch. He fell for 5 when the score was 21.Post his wicket the other opener Kamran Akmal and Asad Shafiq got on with a partnership which again was broken by Lee in the 10th over with an LBW written against his name. Pakistan went for a review but ended up wasting it. Akmal fell for 23 and Pakistan lost their second wicket on 45/2.Post Akmal’s wicket former Pakistan captain Younis Khan and Asad Shafiq got on with a partnership that lasted 14 overs and helped amass 53 runs even as the Aussies found it hard to contain the Pakistani charge.Finally, it was left to Lee to break their stand. A think nick off Lee’s ball and keeper Brad Haddin did the rest behind he stumps. He fell for 31 when the Pakistan score was 98/3 in the 23rd over. But Lee wasn’t done as yet for the very next ball saw new man Misbah-ul-Haq too walk back on a golden duck. However, Lee failed to get a hat-trick as Umar Akmal defended his next ball nicely.advertisementAsad Shafiq was still at the crease and he was giving no room to the oppostion bowlers. Soon he and Umar Akmal got on with a partnership that began to frustrate the Aussie bowlers. The two had put 41 runs for the fifth wicket when Mitchell Johnson claimed his first wicket of the day by despatching Shafiq on 46 to bring the Aussies back into the game.It was an extra bounce that did the trick. Johnson’s ball clipped his gloves and Shane Watson took a fine catch in the slips and Pakistan were down to 139/5.Skipper Shahid Afridi too could not stay for long and Pakistan fell to 142/6 with Jason Krejza claiming his wicket and Brett Lee performing the final honours.Finally, Umar Akmal and Abdul Razzaq helped Pakistan to a four wicket win.Australia inningsEarlier, Pakistan bowlers struck thick and fast as Australia were bundled out 176 in 47 overs. Australia won the toss and elected to bat against Pakistan in the last league match for both teams. But it wasn’t the kind of start that the Aussies were expecting. They lost their opener Shane Watson in the 5th over when the score was 12/1.Soon skipper Ricky Ponting and the other opener Brad Haddin got on with a partnership. Their stand that helped Australia put 75 when Ponting fell in the 19th over. Ponting wasn’t exactly playing with confidence and could only manage to score 19 before a Mohammad Hafeez ball scalped him with keeper Kamran Akmal taking him behind the wickets. Soon Haddin too fell and Aussies had lost their third wicket on 90/3.Pakistan bowlers continued taking wickets at regular intervals and the next man to walk back was Cameron While. He was run out on 8 and Australia went down to 117/4 in 30.1 overs.Vice-captain Michael Clarke too did not stay for long and fell on 34 with an Abdul Razzaq ball shattering his stumps with the Aussie score was 134/5.Michael Hussey and Steven Smith had scored 10 more runs that the Pakistan bowlers struck again. This time it was the turn of Hussey to walk back on 12 with Abdur Rehman taking his wicket on 144/6 in the 38th over.There was more as Mitchell Johnson, who is even known to perform with the bat when the chips are down, did nothing to help his team as Abdul Razzaq dismissed him on 147/7. He failed to open his account.Later, Umar Gul scalped Jason Karejza (7) to reduce Australia to 169/8. Then it was the turn of Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi to show his prowess and he did that by claiming Seven Smith on 25. Last man Brett Lee scored five before falling to Gul and Australia were all out for 176 in the 47th over.Umar claimed three wickets in the day while Abdul Razzaq ended with impressive figures of 4-0-8-2.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi, Aug 31 (PTI) Fans of AB de Villiers can look forward to hearing the story of one of the world?s most explosive batsmen when his autography hits bookstores next month.”AB: The Autobiography” has been billed by publishers as “the story of a modern sporting phenomenon.”The book will cover key events and influences that have shaped his life and career, from his childhood and schooling at Afrikaanse Hoer Seunskool (Affies) through to his present successes, experiences and controversies as captain of the ODI team.It will offer access to the man behind the bat and beneath the helmet, exploring career-defining moments, on-and-off the field events and his relationship with various mentors, the publisher said.”This is ABs story, in his own words. The story of the youngest of three talented, sports-mad brothers growing up in Warmbaths, of a boy who excelled at tennis, rugby and cricket, of a youngster who made his international debut at the age of twenty and was then selected in every single test played by South Africa for the next eleven seasons, of a batsman who has started to redefine the art, being ranked among the worlds very best in test, ODI and T20,” it said.The autobiography will also explore de Villiers interests in music and business and how he pursues these alongside his international cricket career.The hardback edition of “AB: The Autobiography” will be released in English and Afrikaans locally on September 8, and simultaneously in English by Pan Macmillan in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and India.advertisement”For me, playing for South Africa through the past 11 seasons has been a fantastic privilege, from my debut against the West Indies right through to all the drama of the 2015 Cricket World Cup semi-final against New Zealand a few months ago, and I am looking forward to telling my story,” de Villiers says.”This project is an immensely exciting one for Pan Macmillan. AB de Villiers has proven himself, on and off the cricket field, to be a South African leader and an inspiration to millions of people at home and internationally. We are proud to bring his inspirational story to readers around the world,” says Terry Morris, MD Pan Macmillan (South Africa). PTI ZMN TRSlast_img read more

first_imgBilliards and Snooker Federation of India president PVK Mohan has said that the Asian 10 Reds Snooker tournament is going ahead as scheduled, contrary to media reports claiming that the meet had been cancelled over visa denial to Pakistani players. The Asian snooker meet is to be held in Bengaluru in the last week of March and just like the Shooting World Cup in New Delhi has faced issues regarding the issuing of visas to Pakistani players.A report in Indian Express had claimed that there were 24 players set to be participating in the tournament and six of them were Pakistani or Pakistan-origin players and with the visa issues for them, the organisers did not see a point in holding the event.Mohan, however, has been quoted by ANI as saying that there was only one Pakistani player set to participate and he has not been issued the visa.”Out of the 64 participants for the upcoming tournament only 1 player was a Pakistani and he also is not coming due to visa issues. Tournament has not been scrapped, neither is next month’s Asian meet in Chandigarh,” Mohan said.Ever since the Pulwama terror attack on February 14 for which Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed took responsibility, the relations between India and Pakistan have worsened.The media reports claimed that after the organisers of the snooker meet failed to guarantee that visas will be issued to the Pakistani players, the Asian Confederation of Billiard Sport decided to scrap the event. The report also stated that a senior Billiards and Snooker Federation of India (BSFI) official said that a Pakistan-born Qatari player, Ahmed Saif, was among those not granted a visa.advertisementEarlier this week, the Shooting World Cup in New Delhi was also hit when India did not issue visas to the Pakistani players and that eventually backfired on India itself.While ISSF initially decided to scrap all 16 Olympic quotas from the World Cup, International Olympic Committee (IOC) stepped in and scraped just the two where Pakistani shooters were set to take part.However, IOC barred India from hosting any Olympic-related events till there is an absolute written assurance from the government that all players will be issued visas. The body also urged all international sports federations not to hold events in India, or grant hosting rights to the country for future competitions, until access for all athletes is ensured.According to the report in the Indian Express, BSFI secretary S Balasubramiam said, “The Asian Tour supposed to be held in Bangalore in late March has been called off. It was a decision taken by the Asian Confederation of Billiard Sport’s board. Six players out of the 24 were either Pakistani nationals or of Pakistani origin. There were problems with their visas.”In the absence of these players, there was no point in having a tournament so they did not want to have it. The decision came much before the IOC issued a statement on Friday.”Also Read | NRAI thanks IOC for sparing 14 out of 16 Olympic quotas at Shooting World Cuplast_img read more

first_imgChris Froome Share on Twitter William Fotheringham Read more Topics It was the first time Brailsford had held court since a damning report by government’s department of culture, media and sport select committee (DCMS) suggested Team Sky abused the anti-doping system to allow the administration of performance-enhancing drugs.Coming after the mystery Jiffy bag delivery to Bradley Wiggins in 2011, Brailsford admits he has considered his position at the top of a team created on an ethos of total transparency and zero tolerance for drugs. But he resolved to remain. “I think anybody in this game considers their position every day,” he said. “I would say that I’m constantly asking if I’m the right man to lead these guys. I think that regardless of the DCMS or anything else, there’s a constant sense of self-questioning about whether I’m appropriately placed or do I have the right skills. Some things come and go, the situation and context around you changes, but I’m here because I think I am still in the position where I can help these guys be the best they can be.” Froome and Team Sky are being paid a reported €1.4m (£1.23m) in appearance fees by Giro d’Italia organisers and have the opportunity to make history, so their motivations for being here are manifold. But Brailsford refused to answer whether he would sack Froome should he be suspended for an anti-doping rule violation. “That’s not a question for now,” he said. “We have to respect the race.” But for all the team who want to keep the focus on the main event, that is the uncomfortable situation they are in.The organisers have also been accused of “sport-washing” by allowing the start to be held in Israel. Critics claim it is an attempt to divert attention from the killing and maiming of Palestinians on the Gaza Strip.Kate Allen, Amnesty International UK’s director, said: “We’re not going to tell the Giro D’Italia organisers where they should and shouldn’t start the race, but the Jerusalem launch inevitably means Israel’s dismal human rights record is going to be in the spotlight.“The authoritiesin Jerusalem may have thought that the glitz of the Giro D’Italia might have a sportswash effect, removing some of the stain of Israel’s human rights record. Instead, it’s likely to bring it back into focus yet again.”The Giro D’Italia riders will begin the race only weeks after the Israeli security forces unleashed excessive, deadly force against Palestinian protesters in Gaza, including children. Read more Share on Pinterest Share via Email Chris Froome knows as well as anybody that the Giro d’Italia could be the last time he rides competitively for a while. The result of his anti-doping case is expected some time between the finish of this race on 21 May and the start of the Tour de France in July. … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Lizzie Deignan: cycling has a long way to go before men and women are equal Support The Guardian Share on LinkedIn Since you’re here… Share on Facebook Cycling But while the Team Sky principal, Dave Brailsford, wore a battle-weary look on another bruising day for his operation, the top rider breezed through his questions in Jerusalem seemingly carefree and confident.“For me [I’m only] thinking about winning this race,” Froome said of the Giro d’Italia, which starts on Friday. “I’m not thinking about July. I’m thinking about giving my absolute best for the next few weeks and the aim is to be on the top step when we reach Rome.”Before it even reaches Italy the Giro will have to confront myriad controversies, from the decision to hold the start in Israel, to the spectre of a visiting Lance Armstrong, banned from contesting official cycling events but recording a podcast in the shadows. Then there is Froome, the favourite, attempting to be the first rider since Bernard Hinault to hold all three grand tour titles at the same time and possessing a remarkable ability to compartmentalise.He is contesting a failed drug test at last year’s Vuelta a España, where a urine sample indicated twice the permitted level of the asthma medication salbutamol in his system but to witness his relaxed manner, you would not realise it. “I need to demonstrate that I’ve done nothing wrong and that’s what I intend to do,” he said. “It’s not something I’m going to give a running commentary on, and when there is something new we’ll talk about it.”David Lappartient, the president of the UCI, world cycling’s governing body, as well as several high-profile riders, have expressed misgivings that Froome continues to compete, already doing so three times this year. There is no doubt his presence has once more overshadowed the race. Apart from a few questions, one planted by the Israeli tourist board, the discussion was dominated by the fog of doubt over Team Sky. news Team Ineos Sign up to The Recap, our weekly email of editors’ picks. Share on Messenger Chris Froome’s struggle to clear his name hangs over Giro d’Italia start Giro d’Italia Reuse this content Share on WhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgPortugal, without their talisman Cristiano Ronaldo, got their Nations League campaign under way with a 1-0 victory against Italy in their Group A3 clash at Benfica’s Estádio da Luz.The hosts did not have to get out of second gear to take the points against a much-changed side fielded by Roberto Mancini. After a dominant first-half display the hosts finally made the breakthrough at the start of the second half when André Silva scored what turned out to be the only goal of the game in the 48th minute. The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Italy began with a 1-1 home draw against Poland in their inaugural Nations League clash last week and Mancini made wholesale changes from that match, with only goalkeeper, Gianluigi Donnarumma, and midfielder Jorginho retaining their places in the team. That lack of cohesion told, with Patrício in the Portugal goal not being called on to make a meaningful save.The night’s biggest drama came in Stockholm, where Turkey produced a remarkable comeback from two goals down to earn a Group B2 win over Sweden. Isaac Thelin and Viktor Claesson appeared to have put the hosts out of sight within 49 minutes but Hakan Calhanoglu quickly pulled one back and Turkey turned things round in the closing minutes. The substitute Emre Akbaba was the hero, scoring in the 88th and 92nd minutes to give the visitors their first away win in seven attempts.Serbia and Romania fought out an entertaining 2-2 draw in Belgrade, Fulham’s Aleksandar Mitrovic twice putting the home side ahead – the second time with a stunning volley – but seeing Nicolae Stanciu and a neat George Tucudean finish level the scores. Montenegro, who join those two in Group C4, beat Lithuania 2-0 in Podgorica thanks to a Stefan Savic penalty and Marko Jankovic’s strike. Share via Email Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn Topics Andorra caused a ripple in Group D1 by battling back to draw 1-1 at home to Kazakhstan, Jordi Aláez equalising with four minutes to play after Yuri Logvinenko had appeared to win it for the away side. It meant Andorra have taken a highly creditable two points from two games.Malta and Azerbaijan traded goals in Group D3, Andrei Agius’s penalty swiftly being equalised by a fine effort from the latter’s Tamkin Khalilzade. But a far more memorable story came out of the meeting between Kosovo and Faroe Islands, their group rivals. Goals from Arber Zeneli and Sheffield Wednesday’s Atdhe Nuhiu put Kosovo top of the group and, more poignantly for them, sealed a 2-0 victory in their first competitive fixture on home soil, played at the stadium named after Fadil Vokrri, their late football association president. Italy Share on WhatsApp Share on Twitter Reuse this content news Share on Facebook Steven Naismith strikes to give Scotland hope of Nations League salvation Read more Share on Messenger Portugal Nations Leaguelast_img read more

first_imgMumbai: Actors Aamir Khan and Saif Ali Khan have reportedly been locked for the Hindi remake of the Tamil hit Vikram Vedha. The Hindi remake will be titled Vikram Veda. Vikram Vedha draws inspiration from the folk tale of Raja Vikramaditya and the spirit, Betaal, and imagines the tale in a modernday set-up. In the film, Vikram is a top cop gunning for a criminal named Vedha. The cop manages to capture the criminal several times through the story, but each time the criminal gives him the slip by distracting him with an interesting new story about his life. The stories also change the cop’s perception towards his life and duty. The film will have Aamir essay the antagonist with grey shades, while Saif will be seen in the role of the righteous police officer.last_img read more

29 September 2008Mauritania’s armed forces intervened last month to overthrow the elected government because it had allowed the social, economic and security conditions to deteriorate so badly that it threatened the country’s foundations, the General Assembly heard today. Abderrahim Ould Hadrami, Permanent Representative of Mauritania, delivered a statement to the Assembly’s annual General Debate on behalf of the new Government in which he said the situation inside his country had become so dire that the armed forces had no other option. “Economically and socially the situation has become disastrous,” Mr. Ould Hadrami said, citing a rise in hunger, disease and misery after Sidi Mohamed Ould Cheikh Abdallah became president in March last year. “And while the people suffer… the former president, who only visited one city inside Mauritania, the city of Tainatan, in the aftermath of floods that hit the city, made 25 visits abroad, costing the Mauritanian taxpayer a lot of money, without achieving any tangible results in the field of cooperation between Mauritania and its development partners.” The Permanent Representative said the former president continually obstructed the work of democratic parliamentary institutions, leading to paralysis, and fired senior army and security services officials at the same time. “This almost led to a confrontation among high officers and created a situation which could have taken the country to a civil war,” he said. Mr. Ould Hadrami said last month’s coup was supported by two-thirds of parliamentary members, about 90 per cent of the country’s mayors and two-thirds of the recognized political parties, as well as numerous civil society groups. He said the Higher Council of State was committed to protect democracy, allowing State institutions to continue their regular work and guaranteeing freedom of the press. He added that free and transparent elections will be organized at the earliest possible date. Following last month’s government overthrow, the Security Council and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon both issued statements voiced concern at the situation in Mauritania and called for the former president’s release from detention. read more

OTTAWA — A joint complaint by two consumer advocacy groups to Canada’s broadcast regulator is raising concerns over how CraveTV and Shomi sell their streaming video services.The Public Interest Advocacy Centre and Consumers’ Association of Canada say three of the country’s biggest telecommunications companies are operating online video services which “unduly prefer” their own customers.The document, filed to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission on Friday, says both services require subscribers to purchase TV or Internet services from the telecom providers on top of the streaming video platform.They argue that runs against rules put in place by the CRTC to promote competition and consumer choice.Canada’s telecom providers launched video streaming services last year designed as an answer to the growing popularity of Netflix.In December, Bell Media launched CraveTV to Bell TV subscribers and a limited number of the country’s other providers, including Telus, Bell Aliant and Eastlink. CraveTV’s lineup includes HBO shows like “Sex and the City” and network hits including “Seinfeld” and “30 Rock.”Shomi hit the market last November as a partnership between Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. It has secured a number of exclusive deals on new series like “Jane the Virgin” and “Transparent.”The Canadian PressRogers, Shaw sign deal to stream original Amazon video content on ShomiRogers, Shaw look to protect their turf with Shomi streaming service to rival Netflix read more

“Indeed, only around 4,000 tigers are left in the wild,” said the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in a joint press release. “Until the illegal trade in wildlife is stopped, we are only likely to see more of these types of situations.” The agencies highlighted that the extent of such illegal trade and the urgency needed to end it is why the UN recently launched the Wild for Life campaign, an appeal for everyone to act to stop wildlife trafficking, be they Governments, civil society, businesses or individuals. In addition, the agencies noted that World Environment Day, which will be observed this Sunday, is themed this year on the illegal trade in wildlife in a bid to raise awareness of this severe problem. Tigers are one of the key species in the campaign. “The illegal trade in wildlife, estimated to profit criminals to the tune of billions of dollars annually worldwide, comprises everything from the lucrative trade in tiger parts in East Asia to ivory from poached African elephants,” the agencies emphasized. “It undermines our environment, economies, communities and security.” Excerpt from UN in Action “India: Tigers Face Extinction”. Credit: United Nations UNEP and UNODC also noted that action against the illegal wildlife trade has become a high global priority, with the UN General Assembly adopting a resolution in July 2015 urging all countries to make this a serious criminal offense. Moreover, they said, the second UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-2) held in Nairobi, Kenya, last month reaffirmed the urgency of stepped-up efforts to combat wildlife crime through concrete actions at national and international levels. Southeast Asian nations are also taking notice, with the last Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Ministerial Meeting on Transnational Crime adding wildlife trafficking to the list of priority transnational crimes. “The commendable action by Thailand’s authorities, coordinated by the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, highlights the need for constant vigilance by wildlife law enforcement authorities to the threat posed by traffickers,” said UNEP and UNODC. The agencies also recalled that in April 2015, Thai customs confiscated more than three tons of African elephant ivory, the second-largest seizure in the country’s history. Also in 2015, Thailand’s Anti-Money Laundering Office was among Asia-Pacific organizations honoured by UNEP for its role in combating wildlife crime. “Given the extent of the illegal wildlife market in Asia it is important for all countries to unite and eradicate these illegal practices,” the agencies stressed. read more

first_imgA CORK WOMAN has been given a suspended sentence for the manslaughter of her 8-year-old son in 2012.Diane Ward of Harrison Place, Charleville, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of her son in March.A coroner’s hearing heard in 2012 that Anthony’s neck had been compressed on 3 September, 2012, the night before he was due to return to school.Anthony’s body was discovered by Gardaí and family members just minutes after he was due back at school. He was to begin Third Class at the local primary.RTÉ reports today that she will be released from the Central Mental Hospital in Dundrum to a voluntary hospital in Cork, where she will remain until a suitable place for her to live is found.A sentencing hearing in April heard that Ward had ingested a large amount of paracetamol from an envelope before she smothered her son with a pillow. Det Sgt Michael Corbet told the court that Ward had written a suicide note, in which she asked that the two be buried together.The court had been told that Ward had a history of depressive illness and had attempted to take her own life on two occasions.Read: Sentencing deferred in case of Cork mother who smothered sonlast_img read more

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Sean Murray GARDA WHISTLEBLOWER KEITH Harrison has welcomed the terms of reference for the Charleton Tribunal, which will include an investigation into smear campaigns made against him, as well as against Maurice McCabe.He thanked several TDs in a statement, including Katherine Zappone, Clare Daly and Mick Wallace for their efforts in his case, and said he especially wanted to thank Alan Kelly who “helped ensure the ill-treatment of my family and I was brought to public attention and ultimately included” in the terms of reference.Earlier today, the government agreed the terms of reference for the tribunal into the Maurice McCabe scandal.The resolution will have to pass the Dáil and Seanad before the tribunal is established under the chairmanship of Supreme Court Justice Peter Charleton.The Dáil resolution (which can be read here) says that the tribunal will investigate:“Allegations that senior members of An Garda Síochána sought to discredit Sergeant Maurice McCabe because of complaints he made about the performance of An Garda Síochána.”It goes on to say the tribunal will investigate the protected disclosure by former head of the Garda Press Office David Taylor. Taylor alleged he was told to discredit McCabe by “spreading rumours about his professional and personal life”.Keith Harrison is named explicitly twice within the terms of reference. Justice Charleton has tasked with investigating contacts between members of An Garda Síochána and Tusla in relation to him, as well as:…bearing in mind allegations that there may have been inappropriate contacts between An Garda Síochána and Tusla in relation to Sgt McCabe, Garda Keith Harrison and concerns that such contacts may have also taken place in relation to other members of An Garda Síochána who had made allegations of wrongdoing within An Garda SíochánaThe Tribunal will investigate whether there is any pattern of Tusla files being created in relation to whistleblowers, and them subsequently being used to discredit those members.Harrison said that he trusts “the inquiry will establish the truth and bring about a change within senior management of An Garda Síochana”.He added that he would make no further statements on the matter.Read: Charleton Tribunal will examine allegations of ‘inappropriate contacts’ between gardaí and Tusla Share Tweet Email2 Garda whistleblower Keith Harrison welcomes terms of reference for Tribunal Investigations will be made on the contacts between An Garda Síochana and Tusla in Harrison’s case. 14,174 Views Image: Eamonn Farrell/ Short URL Image: Eamonn Farrell/ Thursday 16 Feb 2017, 10:56 PM 14 Comments Feb 16th 2017, 10:56 PM last_img read more

first_img Short URL Mar 11th 2017, 12:30 PM 171 Views Gardening column: What to grow when you don’t have much space, plus a wild garlic pesto recipe Not all vegetables are equal if you’re space constrained, writes GIY Guru Michael Kelly. Saturday 11 Mar 2017, 12:30 PM By Michael Kelly Share Tweet Email4 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlecenter_img Michael Kelly Grower 120g of Parmesan cheese, grated350ml of extra virgin olive oil100g of pine nuts200g of wild garlic leaves, stems cut off, washed and driedSea salt and ground black pepperDirectionsPlace all the ingredients into a food processor and blitz until smooth.Add a little more oil if you prefer a looser consistency. Season with sea salt and ground black pepper and taste.Transfer to clean jars and top with an extra drizzle of oil to create a seal. The jars will keep in the fridge for at least one week.Michael Kelly is founder of GIY and GROW HQ.Click here for more GIY tips and recipes. IF YOU ARE space constrained in your growing, it’s worth considering a fundamental point when deciding what to grow: not all vegetables are the same. They don’t all give you the same bang for your buck so to speak.First of all, different vegetables take up different amounts of space in the ground. Each carrot for example only needs 3 to 4cm in your soil, while the Brussels sprouts plant needs to be planted 1m away from its nearest neighbour.On top of this there is the question of “yield”. Some vegetables return a lot of food for the space they take up. Others really don’t.At the end of a very long growing season, a well-grown sweetcorn plant, for example, will only give you two cobs for all your effort. You will most likely only get four sweetcorn plants in a metre of growing space (since they are planted about 50cm apart).Corn and beetroot Source: Shutterstock/sanddebeautheilEight corn on the cob from a metre is a pretty poor return, and that’s before you consider that sweetcorn is not exactly a safe bet either, particularly if the sun doesn’t shine much during the growing season.Take that same metre of growing space and plant it up with beetroot and you will get about 40 beetroot (4 rows with beetroot spaced 10cm apart in the rows). And on top of that, beetroot is one of the easiest and most reliable of vegetables to grow.Or, if you sowed the metre of space in an oriental green such as mizuna, you will get to harvest food from the plot on multiple occasions since oriental greens are what are known as “cut and come again” vegetables (that is, you cut the plant down to about 5cm and it grows back again to give a second bounty).Fast growing vegSecondly, it’s worth considering that some vegetables are incredibly fast growing and therefore give you a very quick return from the space you have allocated to them. This means you can very quickly start growing something else in the same space once you’ve harvested them.You can be eating white turnips, for example, about two months after sowing them. Radishes will be ready even quicker than that.Other vegetables are very slow growing and will monopolise a piece of ground for ages before giving a return. Garlic is sown in winter and is not ready to eat until the following summer. Purple sprouting broccoli is growing for almost a year before you get to eat it.Grow your own rare veggiesEqually well, it’s worth thinking about growing vegetables (or vegetable varieties) that are difficult to source in the supermarket (Jersualem and globe artichokes, purple sprouting broccoli, fennel, endive, chicory and oriental salads) or difficult to source fresh (peas, broad beans, French beans and runner beans).In addition, some vegetables can be considered particularly valuable because of the time of year in which we can harvest them.Any vegetable that is available to eat fresh from the garden in the tricky “hungry gap” months (March to May) is worth its weight in gold.Purple sprouting broccoli is an example of this, which is why we’re generally willing to allow it monopolise space in the vegetable patch almost all year around.The Basics – Value for SpaceThe incomparable Joy Larkcom devised a Value for Space rating (VSR) to evaluate vegetables based on their return in a small garden. Though she admits that it can be quite an arbitrary system, it’s worth having a glance at the VSR table on page 188 of her book Grow your Own Vegetables if you are space constrained.Vegetables with a poor VSR rating include aubergine, artichoke, cabbage, celeriac, fennel, parsnip and sweetcorn. Top of the list for both a high and quick return are the oriental salads like mizuna, komatsuna, texel greens, mustard, mibuna and rocket.But there are lots of other vegetables that will give you good value for your available space – beetroot, beans (French and runner), carrots, radish, lettuce, peppers, peas, potatoes, chard and turnips.This Month at GROW HQThis month at GROW HQ there are courses on growing spuds, fermented and cultured drinks, knife skills, beekeeping, an introduction to soil life, making homemade sausages and much more.We’ve also got our regular yoga and mindfulness classes, our Friday Feast and the return of our Mindful Lunch. Tickets from €10 at of the Week – Wild Garlic Pesto Source: Shutterstock/wsf-sPesto can be expensive to buy particularly at this time of the year, when the key ingredient (basil) is unseasonal. Instead of basil, we use wild garlic leaves which are completely free and abundant at this time of the year. The pesto keeps well in the fridge for a week.Ingredients 8 Comments last_img read more

first_imgLiverpool’s winger Xherdan Shaqiri is in awe of his new boss Jurgen Klopp who he regards as both “an excellent coach” and “a very nice character.”Shaqiri, 26 has admitted that Klopp has a good man management skill which helps to motivate the team to perform even better.The pacy winger suggested that the former Borussia Dortmund manager was a big influence in him joining Liverpool.Shaqiri told the official Liverpool FC magazine: “He’s a very good coach, but for me, the character he has is also important.“He has a very nice character, you can joke with him, but of course, you have to be focused on the pitch and give everythingRoberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“You can see the relationship he has with the players all the time, he’s very friendly in speaking with them, and that was important for me in coming here and working with him.“I knew him from Germany when I was at Bayern, and he was the manager of Dortmund.“He wanted me to come to Liverpool, and I wanted to work with him, so I am very happy to reunite with him.”Shaqiri is yet to start for the Reds in the Premier League even though he has featured from the bench on a couple of occasions.However, he is expected to start for the Reds in the coming days considering their hectic schedule.last_img read more

first_imgNote to readers: Columbian staff have been posting the most read stories on each week since July. We’ve noticed, however, that the stories that received the most traffic don’t necessarily reflect the most important issues to our community of readers.So we’re trying something a little different, posting the stories that received the most comments. These stories got readers fired up for one reason or another and provide a better glimpse of the issues the community is most passionate about and interested in discussing.What do you think about this new approach? What comments and discussions would you like to see highlighted? Tell us in the comments! We’d love to hear from you.01. Why was Boldt sanctioned by GOP?Republican Marc Boldt was sanctioned by the county party’s executive board more than three months ago for making decisions that were deemed out of line with the party.“I find it amazing that his party wanted a commitment on the admissions tax BEFORE a public hearing. My goodness, why bother to have public hearings at all if you must follow the party line regardless of the hearing testimony?” –Denise Lukinslast_img read more

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Some feathered friends are on the move at Zoo Miami.A flock of flamingos was transferred into their new exhibit, Friday. The birds been out of the public eye for more than a year while crews worked on it.The expansive habitat is still the first thing visitors will see when they enter the zoo.The new space is part of a $44 million upgrade and expansion project. It is scheduled to open to the public July 15. Our flamingos moved to their new home at the zoo’s new entrance, which will open July 15!— Zoo Miami (@zoomiami) June 24, 2016Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. The damage is still left behind from the subject’s first visit, Roberts said.“He broke this door and came in and stole all of our equipment, and it’s devastating. It’s devastating,” he said.Roberts said the subject took thousands of dollars worth of equipment including computers, speakers and a keyboard.“It has been very frustrating for me as a pastor because I believe I am responsible, to a certain extent, for the security of the members of this church, and right now, I feel hopeless,” Roberts said.The pastor believes this subject is behind burglaries at nearby churches. “We believe this guy is a serial burglar. He has burglarized at least six churches in this area, not only our church,” Roberts said. “It is significant that this guy is caught, and we need the help of the community.”Between the damage of the church building and the stolen equipment, Roberts said the thief has cost him over $10,000.If you have any information on these burglaries, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward. MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – A pastor at a Miami Gardens church believes a robber targeted them again and stole thousands of dollars worth of equipment.The pastor said the Norland Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Miami Gardens was the target of a brazen burglar.“Within the last six months, there have been four robberies in this church,” said Norland Seventh-Day Adventist Church Pastor Theophilus Roberts.A surveillance camera on June 12 at the church captured the culprit that Roberts thinks is behind all the burglaries.“We believe by the footage that we’ve seen and the build the individual, the MO of the hoodie and gloves, that it’s the same person,” he said.Roberts said the burglar cut the electricity to the church before he used a brick to break in.“This is the window, the last window that he broke,” Roberts said. “We estimate that he pushed his hand through here and opened this door with this bar and came in.” last_img read more

first_img 2019 Honda Odyssey offers plenty of room and features for families 2019 GMC Canyon: A fancier Colorado More From Roadshow 49 Photos Car Industry 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus review: A better EV, but maybe not the best 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison: An off-road animal 26 Photos Tesla Model 3 Review: Performance trim Post a comment Acura MDXMoving up one slot to sixth place on the American Made Index is the non-hybrid variant of the Acura MDX. With its SH-AWD system, the MDX is one of the better handling midsize luxury crossovers, and for 2019 the company gives us the A-Spec treatment with a new front fascia and side skirts, 20-inch wheels, wider exhaust tips, unique gauges, a new steering wheel, carbon fiber trim and various Alcantara interior touches.However, both the standard and A-Spec models get a 3.5-liter V6 engine, rated for 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque going through a nine-speed automatic transmission. The Acura MDX is made in East Liberty, Ohio.  More From Roadshow Tesla 18 Photos GMC CanyonIf you’re looking for a slightly fancier version of the Colorado that’s more focused on luxe than dirt, check out the GMC Canyon. The top Denali trim gets standard heated and ventilated front seats as well as a heated steering wheel. Maximum payload capability is 1,665 pounds while max towing is a fairly healthy 7,600 pounds.The Canyon is available with the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, 3.6-liter V6 or 2.8-liter diesel as the Chevrolet Colorado. It’s also built in Wentzville, Missouri. Acura RDXThe third-generation Acura RDX squeaks into the top ten list with larger proportions, plenty of interior space and better handling than its predecessor. Forward collision warning with collision mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control that works even in low-speed traffic, lane-keeping steering assist and road departure mitigation are all standard across the board. Like its MDX counterpart, the RDX is available with the A-Spec styling package.The RDX sports a 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine. Output is stated at 273 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, and it’s mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The new RDX is built in East Liberty, Ohio. 0 3 Honda PassportThe Honda Passport is a new (well, reborn) entry to both the Honda lineup and the American Made Index. This midsize crossover comes to the fray with great driving dynamics and plenty of tech like the standard Honda Sensing suite of active safety features. An available 8-inch touchscreen gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot.Under the hood is the stalwart 3.5-liter V6 producing 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. However unlike the Ridgeline, the Passport sends that power through a nine-speed automatic transmission. Having said that, just like the Ridgeline, this is the only powertrain available. The Honda Passport is built in Lincoln, Alabama. Honda OdysseyThe feature-rich Honda Odyssey minivan also retains its number-two slot from last year’s list. While the 2019 model doesn’t see any changes from last, it’s still a darn good choice for families on the go with reconfigurable seats, Wi-Fi and an excellent rear-seat entertainment system. The Cabin Watch video system lets parents keep an eye on their little darlings without turning around in their seats, while Cabin Talk amplifies their voice so no yelling is required.The Odyssey is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 rated for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Most trims get a nine-speed automatic but the top Touring and Elite trims now use a 10-speed automatic with stop-start technology. The Honda Odyssey is made in Lincoln, Alabama. 26 Photos 2019 Jeep Cherokee can handle the rough stuff 10 Photos 2019 Honda Passport: A well-rounded midsize offering 81 Photos Car Industry Electric Cars 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport loves to hustle 69 Photoscenter_img Comments Tags Honda PilotDropping down to seventh place for 2019 is the Honda Pilot. Like its two-row Passport sibling, the three-row Pilot offers parent-focused technology like Cabin Talk as well as myriad standard driver-assistance features through the Honda Sensing tech suite. Honda’s largest crossover offers up nearly 84 cubic feet of cargo space. Honda’s 3.5-liter V6 engine shows up again, making a serviceable 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Touring and Elite trims get a nine-speed automatic transmission while lower trims have to make do with a six-speed auto. The Honda Pilot is made in Lincoln, Alabama. Chevrolet ColoradoMaking its debut in the top 10 is the Chevrolet Colorado. Shown here in the tough ZR2 Bison off-road spec, the Chevy Colorado is an excellent truck and one of the two midsize pickups you can get with a diesel engine. Adding to the ZR2’s two-inch lift and front and rear locking differentials, the Bison gets beefier skid plates (trust me, that’s a good thing), steel bumpers and integrated recovery points. Heck, you can even get a snorkel.Base models get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with a six-speed manual transmission, but a more popular choice is the 3.6-liter V6 gas engine with 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the 2.8-liter diesel pumps out 186 horsepower and a delicious 369 pound-feet of twist and is mated to a six-speed automatic. The Chevy Colorado is built in Wentzville, Missouri. Honda RidgelineAgain keeping the status quo, the Honda Ridgeline maintains third place on the American Made Index. This crossover-that-looks-like-a-truck provides a better ride than a traditional pickup and gets an awesome lockable trunk right in the floor of the bed. And it doesn’t do the truck stuff too badly, either, as it’s able to carry 1,860 pounds of payload and tow 3,500 pounds.The Ridgeline is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 good for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. That is channeled through a six-speed automatic transmission with available all-wheel drive. It’s built in Lincoln, Alabama. Share your voice 71 Photos Tesla,Enlarge ImageIt’s all in a day’s work for the Jeep Cherokee, the most American-made car in 2019. Jeep With high trade tensions looming and increasing talk of tariffs, more and more consumers are looking to buy American. has released its annual American Made Index, showcasing companies that use the most American-sourced parts and labor in their vehicles. The results may surprise analyzed more than 100 US-built vehicles for five key data points: manufacturing location, parts sourcing, US employment, engine sourcing and transmission sourcing. You might think something like the Ford F-150 would top the list, but it drops from its No. 5 spot for 2018 and out of the top 10 completely. Even the first-place holder, the Jeep Cherokee, is a pretty global product. It’s a Jeep, sure, but that brand is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, an Italian-owned surveyed 1,000 people and found that half are concerned about automotive import tariffs, with 41% saying they are unsure if tariffs would make them more likely to buy American. Either way, we’re big fans of all the vehicles on this list. These days, buying American doesn’t necessarily mean sticking with a US-based automaker. 2019 Honda Pilot Elite: A smoother, tech-rich crossover SUV Enlarge ImageThe Model 3 is finally coming to Mexico, albeit at slightly increased cost. Tesla Tesla’s Model 3 is a great car and has been the catalyst for lots of folks to make the switch from internal combustion to electric vehicles, but up until recently, it’s been mostly only available in the US. That’s changing quickly though, with Tesla opening its order books to customers in Mexico on Thursday night.The Model 3 got its Mexican unveiling in the stylish shopping district of Polanco in Mexico City on March 8 at the Mexico City-Masaryk Tesla store. The Model 3 variants available to Mexican buyers are virtually identical to those we get in the US, though prices start a little higher than they do in America.The newly introduced base Model 3 with 220 miles of range lists for $42,000 before any savings or incentives. That’s a difference of less than 18 percent, but Tesla doesn’t break down where the increased cost comes from.Opening its highest-selling car to a whole new market that doesn’t require cars to be shipped across an ocean is a smart move for the brand, particularly in the wake of a stock downturn following its announcement of the $35,000 Model 3 and on the verge of the debut of its next brand-new vehicle.It’s unclear what the demand for the Model 3 will be in Mexico, which has a much lower average income than the US, and Tesla has refused to comment on the matter. It did confirm that Mexican buyers can expect to receive their Model 3s in approximately six to eight weeks as indicated on the Tesla website, though given Tesla’s history with delivery estimates, that could change. Tags A quick drive (literally) in Tesla’s Model 3 Performance 68 Photos 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec: Sharp handling, sharper looks 2019 GMC Sierra Denali review: So close to greatness 2019 Honda Ridgeline: The commuter’s pickup truck 12 Photos 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison: A tougher off-roader 2019 Acura MDX adds new features and an A-Spec model Jeep CherokeeKeeping its top-of-the-list placement, the Jeep Cherokee is 2019’s most American-made car. Refreshed for 2019, the compact crossover now features more tech, better cargo space and a slightly tweaked look. It’s available in no fewer the nine trims, including the off-road specific Trailhawk and a fancy-pants Trailhawk Elite.For 2019, the Cherokee gets a new 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine with 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, though naturally aspirated I4 and V6 choices are also available. Regardless of engine, a nine-speed automatic transmission gets the power to the pavement — or dirt as the case may be. The Cherokee is made in Belvidere, Illinois. 52 Photos 2019 Honda Ridgeline review: Light duty, heavy punch Share your voice Chevrolet CorvetteMoving up from the 10th-place slot last year is the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette. While we’ve all been ogling the new mid-engine Corvette, it’s easy to forget what a performance bargain the current-generation ‘Vette is. From the base trim to the Grand Sport to the bonkers ZR1, the Corvette is an American icon.My preference is for the Grand Sport, which strikes a perfect balance between everyday drivability and canyon-carving performance. The 6.2-liter V8 puts out 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. You can get it with a seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission, but the kicker is the borrowed chassis and aero parts from the beefier Z06. Like I said, perfect balance. 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first_img2:42 Now playing: Watch this: Baseball season is almost here.  Mike Zarrilli / Getty Images T-Mobile is teeing up for another season as Major League Baseball’s official wireless sponsor. MLB’s opening day is Thursday. To get customers primed for the great American pastime, T-Mobile is offering a full season of MLB.TV at no additional cost to its regular monthly subscribers.The subscription, the All Teams plan, includes hundreds of out-of-market baseball games and would regularly cost almost $120. You cn use All Teams on up to 10 supported devices like smartphones, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, Roku, Samsung smart TVs, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. T-Mobile subscribers can get this deal and others by using the T-Mobile Tuesdays app or website between Tuesday and April 1. T-Mobile’s Digits, pay per day, pay as you go, data-only and voice-only plans aren’t eligible. “We love baseball, and clearly, so do our customers! They streamed nearly 3 million hours of baseball with MLB.TV in 2018 – two times more than the year prior,” John Legere, CEO of T-Mobile, said in a statement. Tags Mobile 1center_img Comment Share your voice Baseball, tennis and golf simulators show you how to… T-Mobilelast_img read more