Let the flames begin! Flying diver ignites SEA Games

first_imgLATEST STORIES Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Read Next UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Katropa fields Rice, try to catch up with leaders Earlier a flying tiger, shiny gold suits and a parade of marching bands took center stage as the two-week Games opened in a blaze of color.More than 4,000 athletes from 11 nations strode into the newly refurbished, 87,000-capacity Bukit Jalil stadium, which was sold out for the vibrant show.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 shutoutTorrential rain early on failed to dampen enthusiasm as the hosts put on an entertaining spectacle before Malaysia’s king, Sultan Muhammad V, declared the Games open.About 4,200 athletes are competing for 404 gold medals in sports ranging from boxing and equestrianism to petanque, speed skating and lawn bowls at the popular and unique SEA Games. MOST READ View comments WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Games mascot Rimau, a fluffy Malayan tiger, flew into the stadium on a wire, after LED-lit pedal cars and flag-wavers wearing glittering gold suits had entertained the crowd.Fans watched video messages from Malaysia’s badminton and squash stars Lee Chong Wei and Nicol David, who are busy with world championships commitments, and cheered the succession of marching bands.After the Games had been declared open, the stadium erupted in song as hundreds of dancers waving silver palm trees and waving red-lit parasols gave the event a carnival atmosphere.Olympic silver medal-winning diver Pandelela Rinong passed the flaming torch to Nur Dhabita, who took off slowly towards the 40-foot (12-metre) cauldron and lit it, setting off a blaze of fireworks.The biennial SEA Games, formerly the Southeast Asian Peninsula Games, have been running since 1959, when the region was still emerging from its long era of colonialism.ADVERTISEMENT Malaysia, who have given the 29th edition the tagline “Rising Together”, are aiming to top the medals table for only the second time by matching the 111 golds they won on home soil in 2001.Ahead of the opening ceremony, they have already made a strong start with seven golds to lead the table ahead of Singapore and Thailand, who both have three.The Games retain a distinctly regional flavor, with Olympic sports like swimming and athletics contested alongside Asian favorites such as pencak silat, sepak takraw and wushu.They are a big source of national pride in the fast-growing region of about 650 million people, which all too often finds itself outclassed on the world sporting stage. CBB Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Malaysian athlete Nur Dhabitah Sabri lights the torch during the opening ceremony of the 29th Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur on August 19, 2017.  AFP PHOTOKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Teenage diver Nur Dhabitah Sabri flew through Malaysia’s national stadium in a brave stunt to light the cauldron at the climax of a glittering Southeast Asian Games opening ceremony on Saturday.The 18-year-old rising star was suspended high above the Bukit Jalil stadium floor in Kuala Lumpur, carrying a flaming torch, at the end of the four-hour extravaganza.ADVERTISEMENT Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Gameslast_img read more

NBA: Warriors to repeat as champs, LeBron to win MVP, GM survey says

first_imgCleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, center, drives between Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, top, and guard Stephen Curry (30) during the first half of Game 1 of basketball’s NBA Finals in Oakland, California, Thursday, June 1, 2017.  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Less than a week before the highly anticipated opening night of the 2017-2018 NBA regular season, the league’s 30 General Managers have given their predictions for the upcoming tourney.According to NBA.com’s annual GM survey, the defending champions Golden State Warriors are expected to once again hoist the Larry O’Brien trophy—garnering an astonishing 93 percent of total votes from the league executives.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City View comments Azkals lose Ott to injury Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City MOST READ BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday02:25Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?01:37Protesters 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 Coming in at a far second are the team’s bitter rivals, the re-tooled Cleveland Cavaliers, who only managed to score 7 percent from the survey.The result marked the highest margin in the 16-year history of the survey, the report said.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 shutoutLast year, 69 percent of GMs correctly predicted that the Warriors would capture the title, while 53 percent said the Cavs would win it all, a season prior.Meanwhile, the league’s premier superstar, LeBron James, is still pegged by most executives as the front runner for the 2017-2018 NBA Most Valuable Player of the Year Award.center_img Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next A four-time winner of the league’s most prestigious individual honor, James is expected to carry a bigger load for the Cavaliers after the departure of fellow superstar Kyrie Irving.Surprisingly, reigning NBA MVP Russell Westbrook wasn’t even in the top 5 selection for GMs. His exclusion is most likely due to the arrival of two ball dominant stars in Oklahoma City—Carmelo Anthony and Paul George—which could mean less touches and a dip in overall statistical production for the explosive guard.Other categories included “Most likely to have a breakout year” (Karl Anthony Towns), “Best Point Guard in the NBA” (Steph Curry) and “Most Improved Team” (Minnesota Timberwolves), among others.Check out the full list of categories here. /raADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

Streaking Jazz make sweet music coming out of All-Star break

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. As the season picks back up following the All-Star break, the Jazz are riding an 11-game winning streak. They are part of a tight cluster of Western Conference teams vying for playoff position with some two months left in the regular season.It’s been quite a rise.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutUtah’s last loss was back on Jan. 22. The Jazz fell to 19-28 after losing 104-90 to Atlanta and were 18 games behind the conference-leading Warriors.“There were times where we kind of looked like we didn’t want to play, myself included,” Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell said after the loss to the Hawks, who are last in the Eastern Conference. “That’s not us. That’s not our identity.” FILE – In this Feb. 12, 2018, file photo, Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) celebrates as he runs off the court following their NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, in Salt Lake City. As the season picks back up following the All-Star break, the Jazz are riding an 11-game winning streak. They’re currently part of a tightly-clustered group Western Conference teams that are vying for playoff position with some two months left in the regular season. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)PORTLAND, Ore. — A few weeks ago, it appeared the Utah Jazz might be headed to the draft lottery. Those around the NBA weren’t buying it.“They’ve got some good players, so I don’t think anybody was surprised they fought their way back in,” Portland guard Damian Lillard said.ADVERTISEMENT Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH AFP official booed out of forum Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City MOST READ Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Rudy Gobert stressed it would be a painful road “until we start playing more physical and being more focused on what we have to do, individually and collectively.”Turns out the loss was a turning point of sorts. The resolve started the very next game with a 98-95 overtime win at Detroit. Along the way the Jazz beat the East’s top team, Toronto, on the road, and had victories over the Warriors and the Spurs. They downed Portland 115-96, ending the Blazers’ nine-game winning streak at home.“Everything is coming to fruition,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said about the Jazz. “They believe in the system. It takes awhile to put a system in. You have to have players of character who will understand it and execute it.”The Jazz rolled into the All-Star break with a 107-97 victory at home over Phoenix last Tuesday.Mitchell has been key, leading the team with an average of 24 points and four rebounds over the 11-game streak. For his rookie season, he has averaged 19.6 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists.ADVERTISEMENT Man City’s quadruple bid ends in shock FA Cup loss to Wigan LATEST STORIES “I think he should be rookie of the year for sure, not just because of his numbers but his impact on their team,” Lillard said. “He’s basically leading them and it’s special to see a rookie be able to do what he’s doing out there.”Over All-Star weekend, Mitchell won the slam dunk contest.The Jazz also made an important addition with Jae Crowder, acquired in a three-team trade from the Cavaliers at trade deadline. Crowder’s father, Corey, played for the Jazz in the 1991-92 season.In three games with the Jazz, Crowder has averaged 14.7 points and five rebounds and seems to have a new outlook with his new team.“These guys, they welcomed me right when I walked through the door. And playing with them is very, very, very fun,” he said following his debut.The Jazz resume play Thursday, at home against Portland. Coach Quin Snyder was asked whether the All-Star break came at a good time for the Jazz.“There’s two schools of thought, right? Let’s get the rest, and get recharged. And then there’s well, we’ve got a rhythm. We don’t want to lose the rhythm, let’s keep playing,” Snyder said. “I’d like us to do both.” 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Read Next View commentslast_img read more

Meralco zaps foe

first_imgBecoming his own man Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Getting their groove going early on, Meralco hammered out a 111-94 decision over Phoenix Pulse in the PBA Governors’ Cup on Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Bolts put on the heat halfway through the opening period, dealing damage from inside and out en route to an impressive victory, that elated coach Norman Black.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next This jewelry designer is also an architectcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers “I couldn’t have asked for more as far as our offense is concerned, especially when it came to the balance on our offense—the way the players moved and shared the basketball,” he said, as his squad moved up to 3-1.Later, Magnolia kept Alaska at bay for a 95-90 victory—its third in four games—as Ian Sangalang scored nine of his total 19 points in the final frame.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSBecoming his own manMeralco’s starters all finished in double-digits, with Allen Durham and Baser Amer leading with 27 and 26.Chris Newsome tossed in 13 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists in the stand that Black felt was true to his team’s identity. Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ MPBL can take over erring franchises, says commish Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? “We just wanted to continue to stay in character and be a good defensive team but at the same time, we know that there are certain teams that you have to score against,” said Black, who pushed the Fuel Masters to a 1-4 rut.Black even went on to suggest that they could’ve been unbeaten had they figured out a way to neutralize the deep shooting of NLEX, dealer of Meralco’s lone loss thus far.The Road Warriors, for their part, also made a good account of themselves following a cardiac 113-111 overtime victory over Barangay Ginebra in Dubai early Saturday morning.“From the first half, I think we were behind by 28 points. Then losing our import before overtime? It’s one of those games you’ll remember for a long time,” coach Yeng Guiao said.Kiefer Ravena turned in an equally unforgettable performance, finishing with 13 points and 17 assists against just one turnover.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Everton F.C.’s ‘upgrade’ ends up in Ronald Koeman exit

first_imgThis was supposed to be the season when Ronald Koeman guided Everton into the “big six” but after nine games and with the club 18th in the Premier League the Dutchman is heading out of the exit door.After substantial investment in new recruits during the off-season, Everton’s expectations were raised but the performances have been so poor that Koeman may well have departed even if the goal was simply to repeat last season’s seventh place.The Merseyside club were beaten 5-2 at home by Arsenal on Sunday, following a 2-1 home loss at Goodison Park to Lyon in the Europa League.Those defeats might have been tolerated had they not followed the disappointment of a 1-0 home loss to Burnley and a September which included 3-0 losses to Tottenham Hotspur and Atalanta and a 4-0 drubbing at Manchester United.For the truth is that far from progressing this season, Everton have taken a dramatic step backwards.Koeman joined after in 2016 after guiding Southampton to seventh and sixth place in his two years at St Mary’s.Before coming to England, Koeman finished in the top three in the Dutch league in all three of his seasons with Feyenoord. He had previously won the Eredivisie with Ajax and PSV EindhovenReuters Photo The only major blemish on the 54-year-old’s CV had been his brief spell at Valencia in Spain where he lasted 22 games and left the club in 16th place.That pedigree, combined with a willingness to blood young players, made Koeman an excellent choice for Everton as they looked to progress as a club while bringing through a talented generation from their development squad.advertisementBut the latest transfer dealings, in which the club spent 149 million pounds ($197 million) but also sold top scorer Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United for 75 million, undid the solid start the Dutchman had made in his first season.The club did not spend any of their money on directly replacing Lukaku with a proven spearhead likely to bag 20 goals a season – instead spreading it around as they brought in nine new players.The mistakes in the market were all too evident against Arsenal, the line-up overloaded with attacking midfielders in Gylfi Sigurdsson, Nikola Vlasic and Wayne Rooney and only Idrissa Gueye, sent off in the second half, capable of defensive midfield work.Up front, young striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin was left to lead the line alone, a role unsuited to a promising but still developing 20-year-old.Another summer recruit, attacking midfielder Davy Klaassen who was signed from Ajax for 24 million pounds, sat on the bench having failed to impress.A solid midfield organiser and a real centre-forward, were sorely missing from the formation and whether it was Koeman who was primarily responsible for the recruitment or Director of Football Steve Walsh, the muddled dealings have been at the heart of Everton’s problems.Everton face the tough task of finding someone who can sort out the squad, discard unwanted players and fill the obvious gaps – all while ensuring they climb away from the relegation zone.last_img read more

I learnt leadership values on cricket pitch, Satya Nadella tells Anil Kumble

first_imgFor Satya Nadella, the leadership values he learnt while playing cricket in India helped him compete vigorously in the face of uncertainty — putting the team first and bringing out the best in everybody — during his 25-year career at Microsoft.On a smog-hit afternoon as he shared the stage with veteran cricketer Anil Kumble on Tuesday during a discussion on his book “Hit Refresh,” Nadella said you certainly need to have empathy in life to succeed.”Microsoft’s core business is about meeting the unmet and unarticulated needs of the customers. There is no way we can succeed in life if we don’t have empathy. I have come to realise that empathy needs to be developed and it is not a destination,” Nadella told the audience.The birth of his child Zain — who was born in 1996 after being diagnosed with cerebral palsy — was an event that changed his life forever.It was then when Nadella learnt about the value of empathy from his wife and decided to focus on improving Zain’s life instead of delving upon how this was going to affect him on the personal level. Afterwards, Nadella kept hitting refresh on his emotions and outlook towards life.”If you take Microsoft, we are in existence for 43 years. I have been associated with the company for 25 years now and every five years, we face an existential threat. But we are still here. That means we are doing something right to stay at that level, to continue to question status quo,” Nadella noted.advertisementFor Kumble, India’s 1983 World Cup victory served as an inspiration for the people in the country.”For the Indian cricket, the 1983 World Cup win was a ‘Hit Refresh’ moment that inspired millions,” Kumble said.”For me, the ‘Hit Refresh’ moment came in 2001 during the Test series against Australia at the home turf and I could not take part owing to injury. We lost the first match but then I thought we shouldn’t lose the confidence and that confidence led us to win the series 2-1,” he added.When Kumble asked Nadella about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT), the Microsoft CEO replied that three key technologies would lead to a massive shift soon.”The three technologies are Mixed Reality, Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Computing. The man-machine interface — from graphics to touchscreen and now speech — has made technology more natural and intuitive,” Nadella told Kumble.They also discussed the positive impact of intelligent technologies on cricket and how these will redefine the game for players as well as viewers.last_img read more

India capable of podium finish in 2020 Olympics: TT star Sharath Kamal

first_imgChennai, Sep 3 (PTI) Riding high on the success of the recently-concluded Asian Games, India’s top-ranked paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal is hopeful that India will finish on the podium at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. Kamal scripted history when the men’s team won India’s first medal, bronze, in table tennis at the Asian Games. He also won the bronze with Manika Batra in the mixed doubles category making it the best-ever outing for the country in the sport. “Winning a medal at the Asiad is close to bagging a medal at the World Championships or the Olympics. It is a good milestone to judge,” Sharath Kamal said. “This (Asian Games) medal is an indication that we are capable of making it to the podium even at the Olympics. Seven of the top 10 countries in the sport are from Asia. To win a medal here is such a boost. It gives us a forward vision (ahead of the Olympics).” The veteran paddler said there is now also a possibility that he would qualify for three events — men’s singles, men’s team and mixed doubles — at the Tokyo Olympics, a feat he has been unable to achieve before. Sharath Kamal, who paired up with Manika for the first time in the mixed doubles category, said he has finally found the right partner in her. “Mixed doubles is not my cup of tea. The boss is the woman there. They set up the game while men finish the rally. I couldn’t find the right match all these years but with Manika, I am able to,” he said.advertisement Asked about his future plans, Sharath Kamal said he has no plans of retiring and fitness will be vital in making that call. “I am way fitter than what I was. A lot of changes have happened in the last three years. I have moved back to India and I’m training a lot here. I don’t have the pressure of playing matches week in and week out now. I am able to invest more timing into training,” he said. “I can even play till 2024 (laughs). I have been delivering my best and things are on a roll. If I manage to stay fit and motivated, it can go on. I am keeping it open.” Sharath Kamal said going into the Asiad the thought in the camp was that there was a slim chance of winning a medal and all depended on a favourable draw and luckily things went the team’s way. “Ahead of the Games, we thought that there was only a slim chance. We were hoping for a favourable draw and were raring to play our best possible game. Fortunately, it panned out the way we wanted it to be,” he said. Sharath Kamal, who is ranked 35th in the ITTF rankings, also said that the backing from the federation and the government is benefitting the players. “We are getting the right kind of funding and we are able to put it for the right kind of exposure. That is helping us all do well in the international scene. In the last two years, we have been consistently beating top-ranked players in every tournament we go,” he said. Recalling numerous good performances in recent times and crediting the coaching staff led by Massimo Constantini, Sharath Kamal said the team is motivated to win a medal at the Tokyo Olympics. “Exposure to international tournaments have paid rich dividends in the form of winning highest number of medals at the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games. With these performances the Indian team and the coach are highly motivated to achieve the ultimate dream of an Olympic Games medal at the 2020 Games,” he signed off. PTI SS APA SSCSSClast_img read more

SEC Quarterback Suffers Most SEC Injury Ever

first_imgJake Fromm throwing a pass in his red Georgia Bulldog's uniform.ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: Jake Fromm #11 of the Georgia Bulldogs throws a pass during the first quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)We’re still a few months away from the 2018 college football season, but news doesn’t stop in the offseason – especially when it’s injury-related. Earlier this spring the college football world lost its mind when Tua Tagovailoa suffered an injury, though it turned out to be just a broken finger.Now, it’s time to worry about another SEC quarterback.This time, it’s Tua Tagovailoa’s unfortunate counterpart from the College Football National title game we’re talking about: Jake Fromm.The Georgia quarterback spent some leisure time with friends on Thursday and it ended up with a trip to the hospital.Don’t worry, Fromm seems to be just fine, though he did get a fishing lure stuck in his leg.Jarrett Stidham would never get a lure stuck in his leg ??? pic.twitter.com/qzRT98ARLp— Barstool Auburn (@WarDamnStool) May 18, 2018From is an avid fisher, hunter, and all things outdoorsman.We’re sure he will be just fine after getting stitched up.last_img read more

OnePlus 7 leaks in hands-on picture showing pop-up camera, full-screen display

first_img Sneha Saha New DelhiMarch 5, 2019UPDATED: March 5, 2019 20:17 IST HIGHLIGHTSNow the OnePlus 7 has leaked in live pictures yet again showing the pop-up camera.The live hands-on picture of the OnePlus 7 has been spotted on Chinese micro-blogging site, Weibo.The photo shows the OnePlus 7 from the front with a full screen display and pop-up selfie camera setup.On Monday some renders of the OnePlus 7 were leaked showing the upcoming phone from all the sides. Alongside the renders, a 360-degree video surfaced online which also revealed the OnePlus 7 from almost all sides. Rumours suggest that more and more leaks hint at the imminent launch of the OnePlus 7. Now the OnePlus 7 has leaked in a live hands-on picture which similar to the past renders shows the phone with pop-up camera mechanism much like the newly launched Vivo V15 Pro. Notably, the Oppo F11 Pro which is set to launch in India today will also come packed with pop-up camera setup on the front.The live hands-on picture of the OnePlus 7 has been spotted on Chinese micro-blogging site, Weibo. The photo shows the OnePlus 7 from the front with a full-screen display and pop-up selfie camera setup. The live photo goes in line with the recently leaked renders and the 360-degree video. This means that the hands-on photo shows the OnePlus 7 with a centrally (almost) placed pop-up selfie camera.The hands-on picture reveals that the OnePlus 7 will not come with any notch, unlike the OnePlus 6 and 6T that sports iPhone X-like wide notch and waterdrop notch, respectively. The picture also reveals that the OnePlus 7 will come with face unlock support which will be conducted by the pop-up selfie camera setup. The face unlock mechanism is expected to work in the similar manner as the V15 Pro. Rumours suggest that the OnePlus 7 will sport a much bigger screen than the OnePlus 6T and offer a screen-to-body-ratio between 90 to 95 per cent.advertisementThe OnePlus 7 has been subjected to several leaks and rumours in the past and revealed several details of the phone. They revealed that the OnePlus 7 is expected to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset paired with 8GB RAM and 256GB of internal storage. On the software front the OnePlus 7 like the OnePlus 6T is said to run on Android 9 Pie based on latest Oxygen OS.Past rumours have also revealed that the OnePlus 7 will sport triple camera setup on the back panel which will be further paired with LED flash. The OnePlus 7 is also tipped to include the new generation in-display fingerprint sensor which will definitely be much faster than the under-screen fingerprint of the OnePlus 6T.During the Mobile World Congress 2019 OnePlus CEO Pete Lau shut all rumours and said that the next OnePlus phone, which is most likely going to be the OnePlus 7, will not come with wireless charging. This is because the company doesn’t feel the need for wireless charging in phones right now.ALSO READ | OnePlus 7 with pop-up selfie camera and triple rear cameras leaked in new rendersALSO READ | 5G smartphones are all over MWC 2019, but you should not be excited just yetGet 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 bySneha Saha Tags :Follow OneplusFollow OnePlus 7Follow android OnePlus 7 leaks in hands-on picture showing pop-up camera, full-screen displayThe hands-on picture reveals that the OnePlus 7 will not come with any notch, unlike the OnePlus 6 and 6T that included iPhone X like wide notch and waterdrop notch, respectively.advertisementlast_img read more

Singh promises action on affordable housing after winning in Burnaby South

first_imgBURNABY, B.C. — New Democrat Leader Jagmeet Singh says he will use his new position as a member of Parliament to pressure the Liberal government to take action on the affordable housing crisis in British Columbia.The former Ontario legislator won a byelection in Burnaby South on Monday, giving him a voice in the House of Commons for the first time since he became NDP leader in the fall of 2017.He says everywhere he went while campaigning in the riding, he heard that the top concern was housing, and he’s calling for the fast-tracking of investments to build new co-operative and non-market housing.Singh says the federal government used to build housing decades ago, and he wants to return to that time, adding his other priorities are fighting climate change and implementing universal medication coverage.The 40-year-old beat Liberal candidate Richard T. Lee by more than 3,000 votes.It’s not the first time a federal New Democrat leader has come from the city in Metro Vancouver as Tommy Douglas won a byelection in Burnaby-Coquitlam in 1963 and represented the area until 1968.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Egypt mummy found in wellpreserved sarcophagus

first_imgCAIRO – Spanish archaeologists have discovered a 3,600-year-old Egyptian mummy inside a wooden sarcophagus adorned with rare feather drawings in the ancient city of Luxor, Egypt’s antiquities ministry said Thursday.The two metre-long and 50 centimetre-wide (6.5 feet by 20 inches) sarcophagus was in good condition and its colours were still bright, the ministry said in a statement.Antiquities minister Mohamed Ibrahim said feather drawings are rarely found on ancient coffins. “The sarcophagus goes back to the 17th dynasty (1600 years BC),” said Ali El-Asfar, the head of the antiquities ministry’s pharaonic department.“Its owner could have been an important statesman, according to the sarcophagus’s preliminary examination and its inscriptions.”The sarcophagus bears hieroglyphic inscriptions meant to ease the journey to the afterlife, in accordance with pharaonic beliefs.The feather drawings symbolise the ancient Egyptian goddess of law Maat, who was believed to have weighed the hearts of the dead against a feather to determine their status in the afterlife.The discovery was made in an ancient burial site on Luxor’s west bank, near a tomb belonging to the storehouse administrator of Queen Hatshepsut, a member of the 18th dynasty who ruled Egypt from 1502 to 1482 BC.The Spanish archeological team, which has been working in Luxor for 13 years, discovered last year the wooden sarcophagus of a five-year-old boy that goes back to the 17th dynasty.Luxor, a city of around 500,000 residents on the banks of the Nile in southern Egypt, is an open-air museum of intricate temples, tombs of pharaonic rulers and landmarks such as the Winter Palace hotel, where crime novelist Agatha Christie is said to have written “Death on the Nile.”last_img read more

Closing Bell TSX racks up solid gain as bargain hunters move in

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market registered a solid gain Tuesday as traders caught up to solid advances made on global commodity and stock markets while the TSX was closed for Victoria Day.Here are the closing numbersTSX — 11451.78 +1.52% +171.14S&P 500 — 1316.63 +0.05% +0.64Dow — 12502.81 -0.01% -1.67Nasdaq — 2839.08 -0.29% -8.13The TSX closed below its best levels of the session as worries about the future of the eurozone eroded gains in mining and energy stocks late in the session.The Toronto market came down from a 254-point surge to close up 171.15 points to 11,451.78 as traders caught up to solid advances made on global commodity and stock markets while the TSX was closed for Victoria Day.Investors had appeared ready to shop for stocks beaten down over three weeks of sharp declines that took the TSX down to the levels of last October, largely because of worries about whether Greece will have to leave the monetary union.The TSX Venture Exchange was up 18.87 points at 1,246.75.“There are still opportunities for investors to be putting money to work in today’s market,” said Craig Fehr, Canadian markets strategist at Edward Jones in St. Louis, Mo.“But there’s no question that in the interim, the lack of (positive) developments out of Europe are really going to have some sort of a grip on the markets day to day.”The Canadian dollar also gave up early gains as the U.S. currency strengthened and early gains in commodities evaporated, closing down 0.09 of a cent to US97.87 cents.New York markets also lost early traction that came from a report that existing home sales rose 3.4 per cent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.62 million, which met economists’ expectations.The Dow Jones industrial average dipped 1.67 points at 12,502.81. The Nasdaq composite index was 8.13 points lower to 2,839.08 and the S&P 500 index inched up 0.64 of a point to 1,316.63.Commodity prices headed lower after closing at multi-month lows last week on demand worries and a strengthening U.S. dollar. Traders have avoided riskier investments such as commodities, equities and resource-based currencies such as the Canadian dollar and bought into the safe haven of U.S. Treasuries.A stronger greenback usually helps depress oil prices, which are denominated in U.S. dollars, as it makes oil more expensive for holders of other currencies.The June crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange was off 91 cents at US$91.66 a barrel, wiping out most of Monday’s $1.09 gain. The energy sector gained 2.46% while Canadian Natural Resources was up $1.05 to $31.The base metals sector ran ahead 2.3% while copper was off a cent at US$3.49 a pound following a three-cent rise Monday. Ivanhoe Mines gained 60 cents to $9.36.June gold was off $12.10 to US$1,576.60 an ounce after dipping $3.20. The gold sector was up about 2% and Barrick Gold Corp. advanced 58 cents to $38.45.The financial sector gained almost 1% ahead of earnings reports from the big banks which are expected to show some softening from the last quarter.Royal Bank gained 47 cents to $52.17 and Bank of Montreal climbed 22 cents to $55.25. BMO hands in earnings Wednesday while TD Bank and Royal Bank report the following day. Scotiabank will deliver its earnings report May 29, with National Bank and CIBC following up May 30.In corporate news, social media site Facebook continued to see its share price retreat after making its debut Friday at US$38. It was down US$3.03 or 8.9% from Monday to US$31. It closed Friday at US$38.23.Best Buy Co. said Tuesday that its fiscal first-quarter profit dropped 26% to US$158 million, or 46 cents per share. Excluding restructuring charges, earnings were 72 cents per share against the 59 cents that analysts expected.Here’s the news investors were watching today:OSC makes fraud allegations against Sino-ForestMorgan Stanley shocked investors by cutting Facebook estimates just before IPOOECD urges Canada to hike rates this fall to cool housing marketCommuters to feel impact of potential CP Rail strikeON DECK WEDNESDAYECONOMIC NEWSBank of Japan interest rate decision Bank of England publishes minutes of May policy meeting CANADA8:30 a.m.Retail sales (March): Economists expect 0.3% rise from month before Leading indicators (April): Economists expect 0.3% rise  UNITED STATES10 a.m.New home sales (April): Economists expect 2.1% rise FHFA House price index (March): Economists expect 0.3% rise CORPORATE NEWSCANADABank of Montreal Q2 earnings: Analysts expect $1.36 a share CAE Inc Q4 earnings: Analysts expect 19¢ Canaccord Financial Inc Q4 earnings: Analysts expect 14¢ UNITED STATESHewlett Packard Corp. Q2 earnings: Analysts expect 91¢ a share Hormel Foods Corp. Q2 earnings: Analysts expect 42¢ read more

Closing Bell TSX closes higher as banks turn in strong earns telcos

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market registered a solid gain of almost 100 points mid-afternoon Thursday amid strong bank earnings and an easing of concerns over a U.S.-led military intervention in Syria.Here are the closing numbersTSX — 12,704.73 +97.51 0.77%S&P 500 — 1,638.17 +3.21 0.20%Dow — 14,840.95 +16.44 0.11%Nasdaq — 3,620.30 +26.95 0.75%The S&P/TSX composite index jumped 97.51 points to 12,704.73, with strength also coming from the three big telecoms on speculation that U.S. telco Verizon won’t be entering the Canadian wireless market.The Canadian dollar was down 0.41 of a cent at 94.96 cents US, the first time the loonie has closed below 95 cents since July 8.CIBC (TSX:CM) posted net earnings of $890 million or $2.16 per diluted share in the most recent period while revenue rose to $3.26 billion from $3.15 billion. Adjusted net income was $943 million or $2.29 per share diluted, 14 cents ahead of estimates and its shares gained $2.22 to $82.66.Royal Bank (TSX:RY) shares rose 75 cents to $65.24 as the bank reported record net income of $2.3 billion for the third quarter, an increase of 3% from a year ago. Profit was $1.48 a share ex-items, beating expectations of $1.38. The bank also raised its dividend 6% to 67 cents a share.TD Bank’s (TSX:TD) quarterly net income was $1.53 billion or $1.58 per diluted share, compared with $1.7 billion or $1.78 per share a year ago amid losses on the insurance side of the business. However, earnings ex-items were $1.65 a share against estimates of $1.55 a share and the bank increased its quarterly dividend by four cents, or 5%, to 85 cents per share. TD shares advanced $2.12 to $89.93.Combined profits at the country’s biggest banks slipped to $7.63 billion in the third quarter, even though most of them reported stronger results for the period.“It’s a mixed bag but they are doing well,” said Ron Meisels, president of Phases and Cycles in Montreal.“I believe the banks have found the secret of making money in all environments. Banks have gone into so many side businesses — investments, brokerage business, money management businesses — and they have a lot of ways of taking whatever is there in the economy.”Meanwhile, U.S. indexes advanced amid indications that a U.S.-led military intervention in Syria may not be happening imminently.The latest reading on U.S. economic growth for the second quarter also came in better than expected. Annualized gross domestic product grew at an annualized rate of 2.5%, better than the 2.2% that economists expected. The original reading was 1.7%.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 16.44 points to 14,840.95 even as the strong data again raised concerns that the Federal Reserve will start to reduce its monetary stimulus as soon as next month. A run of largely solid economic figures had raised the likelihood of the Fed slowing its monthly US$85 billion of bond purchases but some more recent the data have been a little bit more mixed.The Nasdaq was 26.95 points higher at 3,620.3 while the S&P 500 index was 3.21 points higher at 1,638.17.The prospect of an immediate multinational response diminished late Wednesday after the UN Security Council’s permanent members failed to agree to a proposal to use force against Syria. U.S. President Barack Obama also gave the impression that he had not yet decided to back a military strike.There have been appeals to wait until UN inspectors reveal their findings on the apparent chemical attack in the suburbs of Damascus that has been blamed on the government of President Bashar Assad. The report is expected within a week.The prospect of intervention in the country’s civil war has rattled markets this week as it has raised fears that such a move could seriously affect a fragile global economic recovery and that fighting could spread to other areas of the Mideast.On the TSX, the telecom sector was the biggest percentage gainer, up 2.18% with Telus Corp. (TSX:T) ahead 82 cents to $33.10, Rogers Communications (TSX:RCI.B) rose $1.23 to $42.01 and BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE) ran up 96 cents to $43.44.Canadian telcos advanced as Britain’s Vodafone PLC confirmed that it was talking to Verizon Communications about selling its 45% stake in Verizon Wireless for as much as $130 billion.That raised speculation that Verizon would not be interested in the possible purchase of at least one of the country’s smaller wireless players. Verizon has said it has had discussions but called it just an exploratory exercise.Most of the resource sectors were in the red but the gold sector shed early gains to move up about 1.2% as gold prices also started to back off following gains earlier in the week. The December bullion contract in New York lost $5.90 to US$1,412.90 an ounce. Barrick Gold (TSX:ABX) improved by 43 cents to C$20.69.The base metals sector was the biggest decliner, down 1.17% while December copper gave back five cents to US$3.26 a pound. HudBay Minerals (TSX:HBM) dropped 13 cents to C$7.Oil prices declined after running up about 4% in the previous two sessions on supply disruption concerns. The October contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange fell $1.30 to US$108.80. The energy sector was off 0.42% and Imperial Oil (TSX:IMO) shed 42 cents to C$44.38. TOP STORIESRoyal, TD, CIBC kick out stellar profits — hooray for consumersTop European banker resigns after family blames him for CFO’s suicideA force 10 times bigger than Syria is driving oil prices higherAir Canada ordered to pay more to passengers bumped from domestic flights WHAT’S ON DECK FRIDAY ECONOMIC NEWSCANADA8:30 a.m.Real GDP (June): Economists expect economy to shrink 0.4% Ottawa reports on monthly budget deficit/surplus UNITED STATES8:30 a.m.Personal income and consumption (July): Economists expect income to rise 0.2%, spending 0.3% 9:45 a.m.Chicago PMI (Aug): Economists expect a reading of 53, up slightly 9:55 a.m.University of Michigan Consumer sentiment index (Aug): Economists expect a reading of 80.5, up slightly CORPORATE NEWSCANADAAlimentation Couche-tard Inc Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 96¢ a share Laurentian Bank Of CanadaLB Q3 earnings: Analysts expect $1.30 a share read more

Filling out a wellness survey pays off for eight employees

Front row, from left to right: Jo-Anne Sinnige-Egger, Margie Lizotti, Lubi Bellingham, Tanya Sicoli, Mary Louise Vanderlee, committee chair Lynn Hunter-Hope and Sheila Smith. Back row: committee members Paula Wake, Janet Jameson, Diana Panter, Janice Boudreau and Susan Mifsud.Brock’s new health and well-being committee has handed out prizes to some of those who answered its first survey.The committee awarded eight members of the Brock community who participated. The survey answers will help the committee develop a sound and effective wellness program.The prizes represented the eight dimensions of wellness. Winners were:Sheila Smith, Education — financial wellness — prize donated by the Campus StoreMargie Lizotti, Recreation Services — social — prize donated by Human ResourcesJo-Anne Sinnige-Egger, Child and Youth Studies — intellectual — prize donated by the Campus StoreMary Louise Vanderlee, Education — physical — prize donated by Recreation ServicesBrenda Emerson-Honey, Instructional Resource Centre — occupationalTanya Sicoli, Library — environmental — prize donated by Recreation ServicesLubi Bellingham, Co-op — spiritual — prize donated by Human ResourcesBrian Ker, Recreation Services — emotional — Human Resources read more

UN environmental agency launches project to save Indonesias coral reefs

“Coral reefs are a major tourist attraction in Bali, and safeguarding them is essential for the industry and the well-being of the local people who depend on them for food and employment,” UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Industry Officer Niclas Svenningsen said. “By raising awareness and changing the behaviour of tourists and local tourism industry workers we can help ensure the sustainability of the reefs.”Launched at Kuta Beach in association with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), the training is based around five new “communication” tools, including explanations of the main biological and ecological features of the reefs and charts for boaters indicating no-anchor areas, mooring buoys, protected areas, how to manage refuelling and anchoring practices. A poster highlights how tourists can contribute to the protection of the reefs while on holiday. Threats related to tourism range from snorkelling, diving and boating, which can cause direct physical damage to reefs, and indirect impacts through development, construction and operation of tourism infrastructure. At 51,020 square kilometres, Indonesia’s reefs represent 18 per cent of the world total. The vast archipelago is also part of the most biologically diverse coral reef region, with nearly 600 species. Its reefs support one of the largest marine fisheries in the world, generating around 3.6 million tons per annum, and provide the only source of protein for many local communities. The Bali training workshop follows a similar UNEP workshop held last month in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, in partnership with the Project Aware Foundation. read more

UNESCO says the world faces an 18 million teacher shortfall in coming

“There can be no viable long-term solution to our education challenges and teacher shortages without investment in training and measures to promote respect for the teaching profession,” said a statement, signed by UN agency heads, to mark World Teachers Day.Already, nearly 100 million children are missing out on primary education – mostly girls, many trapped in child labour – which will compound a current accumulation of 800 million illiterate adults, representing 20 per cent of the total adult population, added the statement. The statement was signed by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) director-general Koïchiro Matsuura, International Labour Organization (ILO) director-general Juan Somavia, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) executive director Ann M. Veneman, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) administrator Kemal Dervis.Arab states, mainly in Egypt, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Morocco, will need to create 450,000 new teaching posts during this period, while countries in South and West Asia will need an additional 325,000 teachers, data collected by UNESCO showed. Afghanistan’s teacher’s cadre will need to grow by almost nine per cent per year until 2015 to keep up with primary education demand, an agency statement added.In Western Europe and the U.S. older teachers are retiring without sufficient replacements, leading to an expected shortfall of 1.2 million teachers in the same period, likely to be most acute in the U.S., Spain and Ireland, UNESCO said.This year also marks the 40th anniversary of the landmark Joint ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers, which is the only comprehensive international standard for the teaching profession, UNESCO noted in its release. read more

Video shows moment Theresa May takes wrong turn after being rushed into

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “We just heard gunshots inside Parliament,” he can be heard saying. “It looked like they are taking her away.”To reach the Prime Minister, the attacker would have had to evade the armed officers who patrol the Parliament complex in pairs, as well as Parliament’s own security staff, who don’t carry guns. “Get in the car,” someone shouts as she is steered towards the silver Jaguar by aides after appearing to momentarily lose her bearings.The person who took the video, whose voice has been distorted to protect their identity, saw Mrs May and her undercover police detail near the area of Parliament where ministerial cars are parked.center_img A newly emerged video shows Prime Minister Theresa May being ushered into a silver Jaguar car as what sounded like gunfire rang out at Parliament during Wednesday’s terror attack in Westminster.Mrs May was among MPs near the Commons at the time of the attack, and was quickly ushered away by security officers and driven back to Downing Street.The footage, obtained by The Sun, shows the Prime Minister emerging from the building and walking towards her car.last_img read more

El Jaish sack Zoran Kastratovic

El JaishZoran Kastratovic The most successful Qatari and non-European team in the recent period, El Jaish Sports Club, decided to sack current coach Zoran Kastratovic after the defeat at the start of domestic Play-Off against Al Sadd. Ambitious Qatari team is always looking for the trophies in all the competitions, but the things didn’t begin the way in which they want, so the change was necessary step to wake up the team consisted of many of NT players, who won the silver medal at the World Championship 2015 in January.Kastratovic spent seven months on the El Jaish bench, winning the Asian League Championship and playing in the IHF Super Globe semi-final. ← Previous Story PHOTO: God gives trophy in Pulo’s hands! Next Story → Hard and Bregenz for Austrian title!

SG FLENSBURG VS DHF Vranjes calls for better communication Eggert We are

danish handball federationSG Flensburg Misunderstandings between the most famous “Danish team” abroad, German SG Flensburg and Danish Handball Federation. The Danish national team will have difficult task to qualify for the Olympic Games in Rio via qualification’s tournament which will be held between April 8 and 10 on home soil alongside strong rivals like Croatia, Norway and Bahrain.Gudmundur Gudmundsson called players for a friendly match against Germany on April 2 in Cologne, but German team disagreed to let them before the end of the week out of EHF rules due tough schedule before and after NT action.SG Flensburg coach Ljubomir Vranješ together with one of five Danish NT players in the team tried to explain situation and problems in communication with Danish Handball Federation. ← Previous Story SEHA FINAL4 with three EHF CL TOP 8 teams: Is this the world’s strongest league? Next Story → CONFUSION IN COLOGNE: Lanxess Arena mistake rearranges Germany-Denmark clash read more

Decision about Hungarian champions on May 21 in Szeged

5.Csurgoi9108231:2712 ← Previous Story Vive Tauron Kielce celebrate 13th Polish title! Next Story → Danish Play-off semi-finals start on May 18 3.Tatabanya9504233:24710 1.Szeged9801301:22916 4.Balatonfuredi9306227:2486 MVM VeszpremPick Szeged 6.Vaci8107183:2472 It will be very interesting to see whether will Veszprem keep on the TOP of Hungarian handball in decisive match in Szeged on May 21. The reigning Hungarian champions had a lot of troubles to beat the biggest and only rivals – PICK Szeged 30:29 (14:15) in their first match in Play-Off.MVM VESZPRÉM–MOL-PICK SZEGED 30–29 (14–15)VESZPRÉM: Mikler – Gulyás 2, Nagy L. 5, Chema Rodríguez 1, Sulic 5, Ilics 4 (2), Iváncsik G.1, Alilovic, Schuch, Pálmarsson 4, Nilsson 1, Ugalde 2, G. Marguc 1, Terzic, Lékai 3, Sliskovic 1. SZEGED: Sierra – Parrondo 1, Thiago Petrus, Blazevic, Ilyés 2, Källman 9, Bombac 8 (5), Wyszomirski, Mindegía 1, A. Robledo 2, Zubai, Balogh Zs. 4, Csuruvija, Vranjes1, Ancsin 1. STANDINGS: 2.Veszprem8800257:19016 read more