Ikeh, Ravena star as Ateneo drubs Adamson

November 30, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgAlaska determined to get back into playoffs Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWhat was deemed as a potential Final Four preview wasn’t even close.Ateneo treated Adamson like the whipping team of old, 85-65, to cap off the opening day of UAAP Season 80 Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  The Blue Eagles were hardly challenged by the Falcons, who are reeling from the absence of their dominant big man Papi Sarr.“It was a good win for us. I guess we’re lucky that Papi Sarr wasn’t in the game,” said Ateneo coach Sandy Arespacochaga.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 shutout“We’re not surprised that Ikeh played great because he has been practicing well for us.”Ateneo import Chi Ikeh feasted on Adamson’s diminished frontline and finished with 18 points and 17 rebounds. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMCcenter_img WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LATEST STORIES View comments Read Next Thirdy Ravena topscored with 20 points on top of 10 rebounds for the Blue Eagles, who never trailed and led by as much as 22.Minus Sarr, who was sidelined due to a groin injury, the Falcons were out-rebounded, 60-35. Sarr averaged 14.4 points and 14.9 rebounds last season as he led Adamson back to the Final Four.Kurt Lojera had 11 points, including a drive that trimmed Ateneo’s lead to single-digits, 63-54, before Ravena extended it back to 16, 76-60, with 2:49 remaining.The Falcons’ usual hitters struggled mightily on the offensive end with Jerrick Ahanmisi going 4-of-16 from the field and Sean Manganti missing all of his four attempts from long range. Both wound up with nine points each.ADVERTISEMENT E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad last_img read more

‘In the end, Germany somehow win’: Twitter hails Toni Kroos winner

November 17, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgToni Kroos scored a belter in the dying moments of the match against Sweden to give Germany a huge win in the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Saturday.Germany were on the brink of making their lives supremely difficult at the World Cup ahead of their final group match with scores tied 1-1.However, Kroos, who was massively at fault in the Swedish goal, redeemed himself with a brilliant curler in the top corner towards the far post and gave Germany a lifeline in the tournament.Germany had lost their first match to Mexico 1-0 and a draw against Sweden would have meant big problems for them ahead of their final group match against Korea Republic.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEIf Germany make an exit from the World Cup from the group itself, this would be their worst performance at this stage of world football since 1938.Kroos had different ideas in his head though.Also read – World Cup 2018: Germany repeat history after 20 years to escape early exitIn the final minute of the stoppage time, Sweden substitute Jimmy Durmaz brought down Kroos right at the edge of the box.FIFA WORLD CUP: FIXTURES | POINTS TABLEThe German stood up to take the free kick with Marco Reus standing in front of him.As the referee blew the whistle, Kroos kicked the ball towards Reus who stopped it for Kroos to take a shot. The latter then unleashed a magnificent curling strike to hand Germany the victory.When you bag a stoppage-time stunner at the #WorldCup @ToniKroosTV listings https://t.co/xliHcxWvEOHighlights https://t.co/LOdKDX2Cwn pic.twitter.com/3WEnY29nGzadvertisementFIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) June 23, 2018The strike at 94.42 minutes was Germany’s latest ever World Cup goal during normal time.The entire German team and the fans went into a frenzy while the Swedish supporters cut a contrasting demeanour.Also read – World Cup 2018: Boateng gets red card after aggressive tactics vs SwedenEarlier, Ola Toivonen scored in the 32nd minute of the match to leave Germany trailing 1-0 at half time.MATCH REPORT | HIGHLIGHTS | PHOTOSPost the break, as Germany took more control of the ball, Reus equalised in the 48th minute, meeting a low cross from Timo Werner.Thereafter, apart from a few chances, Sweden mostly played in their half while Germany had better and more chances — something that eventually paid off.Also read – World Cup: Joachim Loew lauds Germany’s spirit after 2-1 win vs SwedenIndian batsman Rohit Sharma, who has been following the World Cup closely as a Spanish supporter, took to Twitter to appreciate the magnificent display from Kroos.Great composure under pressure by the Deutschland. Brave finish by @ToniKroos #MadridistaRohit Sharma (@ImRo45) June 23, 2018Former English striker Gary Lineker also expressed his surprise at the German win and took note of their resolve.Football is a simple game, 22 men chase the ball for 82 minutes and the Germans get a player sent off so 21 men chase the ball for 13 minutes and at the end the Germans somehow fucking win.Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 23, 2018A game takes 90 minutes …. sometimes a bit longer @DFB_Team #GERSWE #ZSMMN #DieMannschaft #WM2018Michael Ballack (@Ballack) June 23, 2018yeeeeeeesss!!! @DFB_TeamNico Rosberg (@nico_rosberg) June 23, 2018What a player @ToniKroos the most beautiful and important goal #GermaniaSvezia @FIFAWorldCupFranco Baresi (@FBaresi) June 23, 2018I love you @ToniKroos xRobbie Williams (@robbiewilliams) June 23, 2018Pheeewww…! So important! Now were in the tournament …never write us off #WM2018 #GERSWE #DieMannschaft #SK6 @dfb_team pic.twitter.com/0EhFhQRHfISami Khedira (@SamiKhedira) June 23, 2018First win at the #WorldCup18 what a goal of @ToniKroos #GermanyvsSweden #diemannschaft #esmuellert #GERSWE #DFB_Team pic.twitter.com/Sn088bz2HtThomas Müller (@esmuellert_) June 24, 2018last_img read more

10 months agoWest Ham happy to outbid Flamengo for Inter Milan striker Gabriel Barbosa

October 28, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say West Ham happy to outbid Flamengo for Inter Milan striker Gabriel Barbosaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham are still in the mix for Inter Milan striker Gabriel Barbosa.Flamengo are pushing hard to sign Gabigol, who is fresh from an outstanding season on-loan at Santos.However, Tuttosport says Fla are finding Inter’s €20m valuation too rich.In contrast, West Ham are prepared to meet the price – and pay it all up front.For his part, Gabigol has declared he’d welcome the chance to play in the Premier League. last_img read more

USA outclass Netherlands 2-0 to clinch fourth FIFA Women’s World Cup title

October 25, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgUSA outclass Netherlands 2-0 to clinch fourth FIFA Women’s World Cup titleMegan Rapinoe and Rose Lavelle scored a goal each as United States defeated the Netherlands 2-0 in the FIFA Women’s World Cup final on Sunday.advertisement Associated Press LyonJuly 7, 2019UPDATED: July 7, 2019 23:11 IST AP PhotoHIGHLIGHTSMegan Rapinoe and Rose Lavelle scored the goals for USAUSA had previously won the FIFA Women’s World Cup titles in 1991, 1999 and 2015USA never trailed in the tournament and set records with 26 goals and a 12-game World Cup winning streakThe United States won its record fourth Women’s World Cup title and second in a row, beating the Netherlands 2-0 Sunday night when Megan Rapinoe converted a penalty kick in the second half and Rose Lavelle added a goal.Rapinoe, the pink-haired U.S. captain who grabbed world-wide attention on and off the field, scored in the 61st minute after a video review determined Stefanie van der Gragt had fouled Alex Morgan with a kick to the shoulder in the penalty area.Two days past her 34th birthday, Rapinoe slotted the ball past goalkeeper Sari van Veenendaal for her 50th international goal, her sixth of the tournament to win the Golden Ball as scoring leader. The oldest player to score in a Women’s World Cup final, she struck a familiar victorious pose with arms outstretched.Lavelle, at 24 the team’s up-and-coming star, added a goal on an 18-foot left-footed shot in the 69th after a solo run up the center of the field.Fans, many dressed in red, white and blue, chanted “Equal Pay!” at the final whistle, a reminder players sued the U.S. Soccer Federation in March claiming gender discrimination.Rapinoe drew the ire of U.S. President Donald Trump during the tournament by saying she and teammates would refuse to visit the White House, part of the team’s wider push for gender equity. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio needed just a few seconds after the final whistle to invite the team to a ticker-tape parade up the Canyon on Heroes in Manhattan on Wednesday.advertisementThe Americans never trailed in the tournament and set records with 26 goals and a 12-game World Cup winning streak dating to 2015. U.S. coach Jill Ellis became the first coach to lead a team to two Women’s World Cup titles, and the U.S. joined Germany in 2003 and 2007 as the only repeat champions.With confidence and brashness that some called even arrogant triggering a backlash that the angry response was sexist – this American team established a standard of excellence that will be a goal for other U.S. teams and the rest of the world to match. Former American players joined the current generation on the field for the postgame celebration.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow USA vs NetherlandsFollow FIFA Women’s World Cup Nextlast_img read more

The Three Amenities Missing From Your Hotel Room

October 24, 2019 0 Comments

first_img A Guide to Bodywork: Massage, Acupuncture, Chiropractic, and More Having the concierge say, “Sorry sir, but we don’t have toothpaste,” at 2:30 am was…an inconvenience. And an annoyance.“Not even mouthwash?”“No, I’m terribly sorry sir.”I agreed. And it was a true sentiment for the both of us, especially since the closest convenience store wouldn’t open until the sun came up and my wine-soaked teeth were itching in a way that was making me cross the border of sorry-land into irritable.I won’t call out said hotel, which is considered high end, but I will point out that while there’s some posh shampoos, conditioners and body washes to be had in most moderate-luxury hotels, the problem remains: there are a few obvious grooming amenities that most hotel chains seem to have collective amnesia about. Here are the three hotel amenities we’d prefer to find along our sink than that useless body lotion.1—ToothpasteAny cursory overview of your local drug store’s travel-sized section will tell you there’s no dearth of compact sized toothpaste. And unlike, you know, hand cream, this is one product that is truly problematic to forget or prematurely use up.  Mouthwash would also be nice and a toothbrush. At the very least, we’d give up that hand cream for a bowl of Altoids.2—Shave Gel/CreamSo…sometimes hair conditioner isn’t a bad alternative but…usually it is. Depends on the brand. Also design in travel sized shave cream still has a way to go—anyone whose had the cap unexpectedly pop off in transit already knows this. A simple solution? How about some 2-in-1 shave/soaps. Both men and women might find use in this.3—Face SoapAn observation: A lot of hotel rooms will include a body wash and a hand soap. Or, a bar of soap for the sink, a separate one for the shower and, also a body wash. A plea for sudsy sanity? Make one non-comedogenic (non-pore clogging), formulated for face.If your hotel includes a spa you’ll probably be able to snag any three of these by calling down to the concierge, but best not to wait till you get there to realize you’ve left your stuff at home.Image courtesy Evru/Shutterstock The Best CBD Oil and Skincare Creams for Managing Pain 10 Best Gins Under $20: Just Add Tonic How Often Should You Wash Your Hair? We Asked the Experts Stirred or Shaken? How to Make a Perfect Vodka Martini Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more


October 18, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgIngredients Saffron1 pinch Milk (warm)2 tbsp Vanilla Ice Cream (softened)1.5 quarts Rose Syrup1.5 tbsp Cardamom (ground)0.5 tsp Pistachio Nuts (chopped)0.25 cup Method Add saffron to the warm milk and set aside for 15 minutes. Combine the softened ice cream, saffron with milk, rose syrup, cardamom, and pistachios in a large bowl. Stir until the ice cream is smooth and pink in colour. Scoop the ice cream back into the container and freeze for two hours, or until ready to eat. (Tip: To enhance the pistachio flavour, toast the nuts on a baking sheet in a 350o F oven for five to 10 minutes, until they are slightly brown) (Courtesy: www.allrecipes.com)last_img read more

University of Alberta stands by decision to give David Suzuki honorary degree

October 17, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgEDMONTON – The University of Alberta is standing by its decision to give David Suzuki an honorary degree despite growing criticism.Earlier this month, the university announced that the longtime environmentalist will be one of 13 people to receive the honour later this spring.That led to criticism from some professors, donors and alumni — including some in the oil and gas industry — who said they would withdraw donations and partnerships.University president David Turpin has issued a statement saying the school won’t change its mind.He says withdrawing Suzuki’s honorary degree might seem like an easy solution to the controversy.But Turpin says the university’s reputation is founded on the principles of freedom of inquiry, academic integrity and independence.Suzuki is to receive the honorary doctor of science degree on June 7.last_img read more

Research needed on impact of microplastics on BC shellfish industry study

October 13, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgVICTORIA – A scientific study that found high levels of microplastics in the ocean near British Columbia’s primary shellfish farms has scientists calling for more research to assess the impact of the pollution on the industry.The study from Simon Fraser University’s department of biological sciences recommends a deeper look into the extent that shellfish ingest microbeads, microfibres and microfragments after the plastics were found near oyster farms off eastern Vancouver Island.The report, published Wednesday in the open-access journal PLOS ONE, said evidence of microplastics was found at 16 sites that were tested in the Baynes Sound and Lambert Channel areas, which are home to about 50 per cent of the province’s shellfish farms.“Our findings have shown that B.C.’s premier oyster growing region is highly contaminated with microplastics, particularly microbeads,” the 16-page report concluded. “It would be prudent to assess the degree to which oysters from the region are ingesting microplastics.”The report said sources of the microplastics in the area include the shellfish industry and possibly towns near the Comox Estuary.Assessments of the impact microplastics have on the shellfish could help the industry and protect the health of oysters, clams and mussels in Canada and worldwide, the report concluded.“People are just realizing what has happened with plastics in the ocean,” Prof. Leah Bendell, the report’s co-author, said in an interview. Bendell is an ecotoxicologist and has been studying the Baynes Sound area for 20 years.“We’re in a crisis situation where we just have to stop putting plastics in the ocean. Zero tolerance.”Bendell said annual volunteer clean-up efforts along the shoreline off Baynes Sound regularly collect up to five tonnes of plastic waste from the area’s shellfish farms, including plastic pipes, cages and ropes.A spokesman for B.C.’s shellfish industry said reducing plastic pollution should be a global goal, but B.C. oyster farms and its consumers are not under threat from microplastics.“You are much more likely to get microplastics in beer, in honey, in bottled water,” said Stephen Pocock, president of the B.C. Shellfish Growers Association.He said he supported efforts to reduce the use of microbeads including in shower gels, facial scrubs and toothpaste. Pocock, who operates a shellfish farm near Quadra Island, about 100 kilometres north of Baynes Sound, said the amounts of microplastics found in oysters appear to be minuscule.The association is expecting the release of a two-year study of microplastics and shellfish, he said.The association said the microplastics study was conducted by scientists at the University of Victoria and received funding from the group and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.Bendell said oysters and clams serve as the ocean’s filters and the effect of the increased presence of microplastics must be determined.“We’re just on the cusp of figuring out how bad this really is,” she said.last_img read more

President Sirisena insists he has no personal agenda

October 8, 2019 0 Comments

The President cautioned politicians not to postpone the decisions which need to be taken for the betterment of the people, due to the feeling that they will lose their votes. “Nobody should be afraid of taking correct decisions for development”, he said.Commenting on the shortage of the teachers island-wide, the President said steps should be taken to place additional teachers in the schools where there are vacancies. He requested the Members of Parliament to be dedicated to fulfill their responsibilities for the public properly on time without thinking of the Provincial Council Election or the Parliamentary Election to be held in five years. President Maithripala Sirisena insists he has no personal agenda and his only agenda is to meet the needs of the country.“When solving the problems of the people, the responsibility of the politicians is to be committed to national goals without concentrating on the votes”, President Sirisena said. The President was speaking at the opening ceremony of the newly built Technical Laboratory of Adarsha Maha Vidyalaya in Saliyaveva, Putlam today. President Sirisena later vested the newly built Technical Laboratory of Thabbowa central college to the students.The president was warmly welcomed by the students and he also made an inspection tour of the new laboratory. At the School, the President also inquired into the education of the students and their educational requirements. The President later presented awards to three students who showed excellent results in the GCE A/L Examination. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Duo sought in thefts of cheese wheels worth 800 Halton police

October 7, 2019 0 Comments

Halton police are investigating after more than $800 worth of cheese was stolen from a Burlington grocery store.It happened at the Fortinos at 5111 New St. on April 5.Police say two women concealed several cheese wheels and left the store “making no attempts to pay.”The first suspect is described as roughly 30 years of age, five-foot-ten, with long brown hair. She was wearing a black jacket, black leggings, grey running shoes and carrying a black bag. The other woman is described as being 55 years of age, five-foot-eight, with long light brown hair. She was wearing a grey coat, a light blue scarf, grey jeans, black running shoes with white soles and carrying a brown purse.Anyone with information that could help police is asked to contact 905-825-4747, ext. 2351. read more

True North to buy 29 apartment properties in 286million deal with its

October 4, 2019 0 Comments

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted May 29, 2014 2:58 pm MDT True North to buy 29 apartment properties in $286-million deal with its chairman TORONTO – True North Apartment REIT (TSX:TN) has agreed to nearly 3,000 apartment suites in a total of 29 properties in a $286-million deal with entities controlled by the chairman of its own board of trustees.The portfolio includes a variety of high-rise, mid-rise and low-rise apartment buildings and town houses in a number of Alberta and Ontario communities including Calgary and Lethbridge, Alta., as well as Kitchener and Guelph, Ont.The proposed deal requires prior appoval by a majority of the REIT’s unitholders, excluding those controlled by True North chairman Daniel Drimmer, who is a major investor in the real estate investment trust.True North says it will issue about $80 million worth of equity to the vendors as part of the deal.The rest of the acquisition will be funded by a combination of $12.9 million in cash raised through a convertible debt offering, $65.6 million of assumed existing mortgage debt and $127.5 million of new mortgage debt.A vote by True North’s unitholders is scheduled for June 27 at its annual meeting. read more

DF Ecology and Hamamcıoğlu fight coal dust in turkey

September 24, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgHamamcıoğlu and DF Ecology engineers are undertaking a series of demonstrations with their Dust-fighter range of dust suppression products. These dust control presentations are for Turkish construction and demolition contractors, as well as those dealing in coal stocking. Working alongside its Turkish distributor, Hamamcıoğlu Müesseseleri Türk Ticaret, DF Ecology, the Italian producer of environmentally focussed equipment, responded to an important piece of environmental legislation brought in by the Turkish Government. Because of Turkey’s reliance on imported coal for heating, the government recently approved a new law that restricts all coal imports, prior to distribution, into a designated area situated near the capital, Istanbul. The area is required, by law, to keep any coal dust from entering the atmosphere. This has proven to be a challenge as the coal is managed, stored and distributed throughout the country from this central base.Already in use around the world, Dust-fighters are self-contained dust suppression units, producing a fine mist of water through a series of high-pressure jets. The mist is propelled onto the site by a powerful fan, covering a wide area in just a few moments rendering the area free from unhealthy and hazardous material. Power is provided from either an on-board, super-silenced generator or mains power and most Dust-fighters can be fitted onto a road-tow trailer.last_img read more

The millennial vote is key Can Corbynmania be harnessed by Irelands Labour

September 21, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgPOLITICS HAS CHANGED. It is not going back in its box where it has gone before. People have had quite enough.Those were the words of Jeremy Corbyn at 3am on the morning after the UK general election.The UK Labour leader had just been re-elected in London’s Islington North and it had already become clear that his party taken enough seats from the Tories to take away their parliamentary majority.For an election that was predicted to finish off his leadership, the result showed that the jolt he gave Labour’s grassroots extended beyond his party to the wider electorate.Back in September 2015 following Corbyn’s insurgent leadership victory, his then Irish counterpart Joan Burton said that was his central challenge.Upon congratulating him in a short, four-sentence statement, Burton said that Corbyn had “energised large sections of the party’s membership” and that his challenge was totransfer that energy into upcoming election campaigns.If that was Burton’s test of Corbyn’s success as leader, he’s delivered on his first attempt and it perhaps begs the question whether someone could similarly energise the Irish Labour party.The political realities are of course different for both parties but they share goals and ideologies and have claimed a sistership with one another. Does that mean Corbyn’s message would translate here?Not necessarily, argues Ireland Thinks pollster and former UK Labour strategist Dr Kevin Cunningham.“Some people try to look at elections abroad and then just verbatim copy and paste.”It would be wrong to say okay now we’re going to have a message that says ‘For the many, not the few’. That would not be the right thing to do. Jeremy was playing to his own strengths in that regard.“One of the failings of the previous general election for the Labour party was they wouldn’t let Ed Miliband be Ed Miliband. He started adopting policies that people could see he didn’t quite agree with.”Tuition feesTwo days after the UK general election campaign, Burton’s replacement as Labour leader Brendan Howlin delivered a speech to the Tom Johnson Summer School in Montenotte. In the speech he called for third-level fees to be scrapped.Scrapping tuition fees was a major plank of the Labour’s manifesto in the UK general election, and one which many have speculated sparked such enthusiasm amongst younger voters and those in university towns.Third-level feels is an issue that’s always been closely associated with Labour in Ireland.In his speech, Howlin made reference to that history, noting how Labour’s Education Minister Niamh Breathnach scrapped them in 1992.He also noted how fees never really went away but became the infamous ever-increasing registration fee. Howlin even acknowledged this happened partly when Labour were in power“Would we have done so if Labour held a majority in Government? No,” Howlin said. Short URL A lot of Irish Politicians claiming the Labour/Corbyn result…don’t think many of them actively campaigned for it tho unlike @BrendanHowlin pic.twitter.com/oEJ5pQowy6— Cllr Duncan Smith (@CllrDuncanSmith) June 9, 2017 Jun 18th 2017, 9:00 PM 15,317 Views Whether the timing of Labour’s push on third-level fees is a coincidence or not, the priority is there and it’s clearly a pitch that appeals to younger voters.But the question remains how credible promises can be from parties that aren’t likely to be in a majority position in government.“I’d say there’s more to it than that,” Cunningham says.“There’s a significant value on authenticity and trust and to some extent it applies to the Labour party’s policy on tuition fees, probably because the party was not really in a position control that issue.”Appealing to younger voters is about far more than developing policies based around tuition fees and worker’s rights, however.Another part of the appeal of the Corbyn movement has been in recognising challenges faced by educated young professionals.Issues like affordability, wages, housing and childcare have frequently been secondary to to policies crafted to suit older voters. http://jrnl.ie/3447798 ‘The millennial vote is key’ – Can Corbynmania be harnessed by Ireland’s Labour party? The systems may be different but does the message translate? Share280 Tweet Email1 Labour’s Deputy Lord Mayor of Dublin Rebecca Moynihan agrees with this analysis and says it clearly drove voters in the recent election“I think the millennial vote is key and what Corbyn and the party has been saying has really resonated,” she says.“And I think our generation is very, very insecure. We’re insecure about our pensions, we’ve been told that we have to have them but we don’t have jobs that are paying enough in order to get us through it. So we’re insecure in our jobs, we’re insecure in our pensions, we’re insecure about our housing.There’s a generation of politicians who maybe are from the baby boomer generation that don’t quite realise how deeply that insecurity has permeated.Moynihan adds that many of these priorities are ones that had been considered basic standards for decades but have now creeped beyond many people’s reach again.“The basic things that we were fighting for at the foundation of the Labour movement, which is a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work and decent secure employment. Those things that are now aspirational again and they weren’t for a long time and I think there is a generation who don’t realise just how aspiration they are for our generation.” Jeremy Corbyn meeting volunteers and locals after the Grenfell Tower tragedy in London. Source: David Mirzoeff/PA WireOne of the most decisive results of the recent election was the return of two-party politics, with the Conservatives and Labour winning 83% of the votes across the UK.This was down to the obliteration of the Ukip vote and both parties eating into the SNP’s dominance in Scotland.While in Ireland the dominance of the two largest parties is not quite as stark, and has been declining election after election, it remains the dominant narrative in government formation and is a reminder for Labour here that their fight is very different.Not least because the PR-STV system is much easier on smaller parties and independents, and in Ireland that means a fragmentation of the left vote.“I always think it’s difficult to compare the two of them,” Moynihan says of Labour here and across the water.I know obviously people tend to look at British politics and then back to Irish politics. I mean how close are we to them now? The policies are different because the campaigns are different, because the context is different and because the systems are different.“You’re not comparing like with like so I’m always very reluctant to do it. But in terms of the manifesto that the Labour party but forward, I think it was very good, I think it was very progressive and I think for the first time in a long time they were making an argument for a just society again.”Read: ‘I was clearly wrong’: How Jeremy Corbyn confounded expectations in the UK’s election >Read: With support from grime artists and actors, young voters turned out in droves for Corbyn > By Rónán Duffy 119 Comments Source: The Labour Party/Twitter College fees should not rise, they should go. -@BrendanHowlin #TJ17 pic.twitter.com/YqkE3zpQuA— The Labour Party (@labour) June 10, 2017 Source: Cllr Duncan Smith/Twitter Sunday 18 Jun 2017, 9:00 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Report Traffic to Magazine Web Sites Grows 81 Percent in Fourth Quarter

September 14, 2019 0 Comments

first_img“I think what’s important here is the magazines’ traffic has grown during this period while core readership has increased,” Link says. “It’s been additive.” Traffic to consumer magazine Web sites grew 8.1 percent during the fourth quarter of 2007, according to a new data released by the Magazine Publishers of America released today.According to the MPA, the growth of these sites is “more than three times” the growth rate of the overall U.S. Internet audience, which increased 2.4 percent during the same period.The MPA commissioned Nielsen Online to analyze the data of 320 magazinebrands with Web sites according to MPA president and CEO Nina Link. TheMPA only included Web sites “branded with the name of a consumermagazine or a former hard copy consumer magazine” or aggregate sitesrepresenting a number of titles, such as Epicurious.com andCNNMoney.com. (Only parts of sites like National Geographic and ESPNdirectly related to their print brands were included, Link says.) The study also showed that reach and time spent online per user increased during the quarter.last_img read more

Newsweek Publishers Magazine Division Losses Widen Last Year

September 14, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgIn its fiscal year-end financial report released this week, the Washington Post Co. said its magazine division—which includes Newsweek—reported an operating loss of $29.3 million. That’s down from a $16.1 million loss during 2008. Revenues declined 27 percent to $184.2 million.During the fourth quarter, the division reported operating income of $400,000 versus an income of $10.9 million during the same period in the prior year. Revenues for the period, meanwhile, dropped 30 percent to $52.4 million.WPC attributed the profit slide in its magazine division to a 37 percent decline in advertising revenue at Newsweek in 2009 as well as a previously announced rate base reduction from 2.6 million to 1.5 million, resulting in subscription revenue losses. Newsweek said it also incurred a $6.6 million charge during the first quarter of 2009 associated with a voluntary early retirement program in instituted in November 2008. In December, Newsweek agreed to sell Budget Travel magazine to an affiliate of investment advisor Fletcher Asset Management. After realizing a gain on the sale, Budget Travel incurred operating losses of $1.2 million in 2009 and $700,000 in 2008. The magazine had operating income of $2 million in the fourth quarter of 2009, compared to an operating loss of $800,000 in the same period in the prior year.Overall, WPC reported a net income of $91.2 million for the fiscal year ended January 3, up from $65.8 million the prior fiscal year. Its newspaper division, which of course includes the Washington Post, reported an operating loss of $163.5 million in fiscal 2009 (which was made up of 53 weeks as opposed to the standard 52 weeks the prior year). That’s compared to an operating loss of $192.7 million in 2008.During the fourth quarter, however, the newspaper division reported an operating income of $3.2 million, up from a loss of $14.4 million during the same period in 2008. Revenues for the quarter slid 4 percent to $193.3 million.last_img read more

Unburdening Tata Teleservices seeks to recast Rs 32000cr debt pile

September 5, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgPILING THEM HIGH: A devotee uses a mobile phone to photograph devotees forming a human pyramid to break a clay pot containing curd during celebrations to mark Janmashtami in Mumbai. REUTERS/Danish SiddiquiTata Teleservices, the loss-making telecom services provider of the Tata group, had asked banks to restructure loans worth Rs 29,000 crore following a Rs 11,650 crore erosion in its net worth in 2016-17, banking sources told the Business Standard. Tata Teleservices joins Anil Ambani-owned Reliance Communications in seeking a bailout from banks since the launch of services by Reliance Jio, the financial daily said on Saturday.The Economic Times reported that the company has approached a lender consortium led by the State Bank of India (SBI) for restructuring outstanding debt of Rs 32,000 crore, underscoring financial stress in the telephony business.Debt-laden TTSL will be the second telco seeking restructuring after Anil Ambani-owned Reliance Communications which on Friday received the nod from lenders under a Joint Lender Forum (JLF) scheme by the Reserve Bank of India, allowing it a ‘standstill’ on all its debt for seven months: The reprieve means the telco won’t need to service loans or accrue interest on its bank borrowings.RCom has net debt of about Rs 45,000 crore at March end. In comparison, total debt of TTSL is around Rs 40,000 crore, of which Rs 8,000 crore is deferred spectrum payments.Besides Tata Sons, Tata Steel, Tata Industries, Tata Communications and Tata Power are involved in the deal, ET said. For some time, the telecom firm has been an Achilles’ heel at one of India’s oldest business groups.Former chairman of Tata Sons Cyrus Mistry, in one of his letters to the board right after his ouster, said the business was “continuously haemorrhaging”..last_img read more

Sen Franken Back To Work Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

September 2, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgCarolyn Kaster/APSen. Al Franken, D-Minn., at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Nov. 15. He’s facing a second allegation of groping a woman without her consent.Minnesota Sen. Al Franken said he doesn’t remember whether he touched women inappropriately while having his picture taken with them at campaign events.The Democrat’s comments were the latest indication that he had no plans to step down amid allegations of sexual misconduct. One woman alleges Franken forcibly kissed her on a USO tour and took a sexually suggestive photo while she was sleeping; three other women allege Franken grabbed their buttocks while posing with them for photos during separate campaign events in 2007, 2008 and 2010.“I take thousands and thousands of pictures, sometimes in chaotic and crowded situations,” Franken said in an interview aired Monday by CBS. “I can’t say I haven’t done that. I’m very sorry if these women experienced that.”Franken added that he has to be “a lot more sensitive, and a lot more careful” when he takes a picture and when he meets someone: “I’m going to make sure that this does not happen again.”Franken’s interviews with Minnesota media outlets over the weekend were the first interviews granted since being swept into a nationwide tide of sexual misconduct allegations. Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore is accused of initiating sexual conduct with teenagers during the 1970s. And Michigan Rep. John Conyers is giving up his leadership position as top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee amid a congressional probe into allegations of sexual harassment. Both men deny the allegations.Franken told the Minneapolis Star Tribune he doesn’t remember taking the specific photos, but said such groping is “not something I would intentionally do.”Asked whether he expected other women to step forward with similar allegations, Franken said: “If you had asked me two weeks ago, ‘Would any woman say I had treated her with disrespect?’ I would have said no. So this has just caught me by surprise. … I certainly hope not.”The first woman to come forward was Los Angeles radio news anchor Leeann Tweeden. She released a photo earlier this month showing the then-comedian grinning while reaching out toward her chest, as if to grope her, as she slept on a military aircraft during a USO tour in 2006.Franken told Minnesota Public Radio on Sunday the photo was “inexcusable.” He declined to explain it further.“What my intention was doesn’t matter. What matters is that I am chained to that photo,” Franken said. “She … didn’t have any ability to consent. She had every right to feel violated by that photo. I have apologized to her, and I was very grateful that she accepted my apology.”Tweeden said Franken also forcibly kissed her while rehearsing for a USO performance; Franken has said he has a different recollection of the rehearsal.Franken faces a Senate ethics investigation — which he welcomed in the wake of Tweeden’s allegation — though it’s unclear when that review may begin. Franken, who hasn’t faced widespread calls to resign, said he will fully cooperate.Franken missed votes after the first accusations were made public. He said he spent the holiday break with his wife and the rest of his family. When he goes back to work Monday, he said, he’ll ask tough questions about proposed tax legislation that “would affect Minnesota and the rest of the country in a terrible way.”Franken sidestepped when asked whether the allegations would make him less effective in the Senate. He noted he has apologized to women who have felt disrespected and “to everyone I have let down.”“I think this will take some time,” he told Minnesota Public Radio. “I am trying to handle this in a way that adds to an important conversation. And to be a better public servant and a better man. That is what my goal is.”Franken came to the Senate after a months-long recount gave him a 312-vote victory in his 2008 election. He immediately tried to distance himself from his decades of professional comedy, which included raunchy writing and off-color jokes. He also avoided national reporters.Dozens of women who have worked with Franken, including former Senate staffers and women who worked with him on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” signed statements supporting Franken following Tweeden’s allegations. Sharelast_img read more

Study investigates craters formed by raindrops w Video

August 31, 2019 0 Comments

first_img Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — Hiroaki Katsuragi and a team from Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Japan, have been investigating what happens when water drops of various sizes are allowed to fall from a height of 10 to 480 mm onto a granular target consisting of grains of silicon carbide with grain sizes ranging from four to 50 microns. They used a laser system to measure the radius and depth of each crater. They discovered the water drops, all approximately 4.8 mm in diameter, result in cylindrical craters under certain conditions. The results may help scientists interpret possible signs of water on other planets and in fossils, apparently of raindrops on Earth.Katsuragi found that low-speed impacts on small grains did not compress the grains on the surface immediately but created 1.5 mm deep cylindrical craters (dubbed “sink craters”) as the drops slowly compressed the fluffy grains beneath. Craters were much shallower when the grain size was larger.High-speed impacts compressed the grains immediately on impact, and there was no further compression. This produced a convex “bump” higher than the original surface, and this resulted in an inner ring. Katsuragi suggested grains are collected in the initial impact and then as the drop spreads out they are dropped in the center when the water sinks. Medium speed drops made less impact on the surface than either low or high speed drops. Physicists Develop Force Law for Granular Impacts: Sand, Other Granular Matter’s Behavior Is Better Defined © 2010 PhysOrg.com A drop of water hits a bed of grains. (see video below) More information: Hiroaki Katsuragi, Morphology Scaling of Drop Impact onto a Granular Layer, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 218001 (2010) DOI:10.1103/PhysRevLett.104.218001 PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen Play A 4.8-millimeter-diameter drop of water hits a bed of 4-micron-diameter grains after being dropped from a height of 160 millimeters. Video: Hiroaki Katsuragi / Kyushu University (via APS Focus) Katsuragi also derived a mathematical formula to fit the experimental data and hence predict the radius of an impact crater from the density of the granular material used for the target surface. He discovered the crater’s radius is approximately proportional to both the ratio of grain density to water density and to a constant known as the Weber number, which numerically describes the relationship between the inertial force and the surface tension force. Dense grains make the water drops deform more on impact and the result is a larger crater. Drops with a higher Weber number (larger or faster drops) are likely to break apart on impact, reducing the size of the crater.There have been many studies of hard objects hitting soft granular targets, and these have produced craters much like those seen on the moon and other moons in the Solar System, but there have been few studies of the impact of liquid drops on granular surfaces. A number of fossilized depressions believed to be fossils of craters left by raindrops have been found, and the present study may help scientists confirm that the depressions were made by raindrops.The results are published in Physical Review Letters. Citation: Study investigates craters formed by raindrops (w/ Video) (2010, June 1) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-06-craters-raindrops-video.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Pleasure of eating makes people choose smaller portions Study

August 31, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgChoosing smaller portions of food does not hamper the enjoyment of eating, finds a study.“In fact, focusing on the pleasure of eating, rather than value for money, health, or hunger, makes people happier to pay more for less food,” said Pierre Chandon, the L’Oréal Chaired Professor of Marketing, Innovation and Creativity at INSEAD Business School for the World, in France.In their article, published in the Journal of Marketing Research, the researchers said the findings showed that people will choose smaller portions of chocolate cake when they are asked to vividly imagine the multisensory pleasure (taste, smell, texture) of similar desserts. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe researchers showed that unlike health warnings, this multisensory imagery does not reduce expected eating enjoyment or willingness to pay for the food. They conducted five different experiments where 42 schoolchildren were asked to imagine – incorporating their five senses – the pleasure of eating, familiar desserts and were then asked to choose portions of brownies.They naturally chose portions of brownies that were two sizes smaller than the portions chosen by children in a control condition. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveIn another experiment, they imitated high-end restaurants by describing a regular chocolate cake as smelling of roasted coffee with aromas of honey and vanilla with an aftertaste of blackberry. This vivid description made 190 participants choose a smaller portion compared to a control condition where the cake was simply described as “chocolate cake”. The study also had a third condition, in which people were told about the calorie and fat content of each cake portion. This nutrition information also led people to choose a smaller portion. However, it reduced the amount that people were willing to pay for the cake compared to the multisensory condition.A third study showed that people underestimated how much they will enjoy eating small portions of chocolate brownies. They expected to enjoy small portions less than larger ones, when actually both were enjoyed equally. This mistake was eliminated by multisensory imagery, which made people better forecasters of their own future eating enjoyment. “Having more descriptive menus or product labels that encourage customers to use their senses can lead to positive outcomes for consumer satisfaction and health, but also for profits. This could make for a more sustainable food industry, which struggles to grow in the face of today’s obesity epidemic,” said Yann Cornil, Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia, Canada.last_img read more

How Not to Embarrass Yourself During a Skype Interview Infographic

August 30, 2019 0 Comments

first_img 2 min read May 8, 2014 Rule No. 1 when interviewing (or doing anything professional) on Skype: Wear pants.Thank you, Department of Really Should Go Without Saying.   Just because you’re Skype-ing someone — perhaps even your potential future boss at your dream job — doesn’t mean you that should ditch your britches or lounge in your pajama bottoms. What you should do is take a minute or two to brush up on good Skype interviewing practices with a few reminders from the infographic below by NextGeneration Recruitment, a Dublin, Ireland-based recruiting firm.Related: Can’t Make That Meeting? Skype Could Have the Solution With 3-D Video CallingThe infographic, which is chock full of smart, practical tips for Skype interviewers and interviewees, wisely advises that you only go live for your webcam interview when you’re fully prepared, from having the proper tech in place to curating a professional, properly illuminated background, right down to basics like showing up on time and maintaining virtual eye contact with your cohort throughout your video tête-à-tête. Oh, and of course, don’t forget to smile and often. You’ll seem more approachable.   For more useful Skype tips and tricks — which you could use to benefit any video meeting, not just interviews – check this out:Click to Enlarge+ This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience.center_img Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more