Magsayo keeps int’l feather crown

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Though he was unable to deck the former world champion, Magsayo did enough to earn the nod of the three judges by similar 116-112 scores in the headliner of Pinoy Pride 43 at his hometown.The 22-year-old Magsayo extended his winning run to 18 with 13 knockouts and stayed on course to earning a crack at a world crown next year.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 shutoutHayashi suffered his seventh loss against 30 wins and one draw, moving him closer toward retirement.“Prince” Albert Pagara continued his trip back to the top by stopping Tanzanian Mohammed Kambuluta in the second round of the main supporting bout. Pagara’s third straight win since being knocked out by Mexican Cesar Juarez in 2016 raised his record to 29-1 with 19 knockouts.Power puncher Jeo Santisima needed just one round to finish off Indonesian journeyman Kichang Kim and climb to 15-2 with 13 knockouts. View comments Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion LATEST STORIEScenter_img CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Mañalac pushes for soft tennis in SEAG Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Mark Magsayo passed the test, but not with magnificent scores.The unbeaten Filipino hope dubbed “Magnifico” went through the full route to beat Japanese Shota Hayashi by unanimous decision Saturday night to retain his World Boxing Organization international featherweight title at Bohol Wisdom School gym in Tagbilaran City.ADVERTISEMENT Fans react to Pacquiao downing Thurman PLAY LIST 01:23Fans react to Pacquiao downing Thurman00:50Trending Articles01:26Lawmakers hail fighting Senator Pacquiao’s victory over Thurman01:29Police 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 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

Inquirer Twitter Poll: Followers rally behind Pacquiao

first_imgIt’s no surprise that more followers are rallying behind Manny Pacquiao to beat hometown bet Jeff Horn in their world title fight billed as “Battle of Brisbane” Sunday in Brisbane, Australia.ADVERTISEMENT What ‘missteps’? China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Battle of Brisbane: Mosley Jr. disappoints, Toussaint stays unbeaten Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Pacquiao, who is defending his WBO welterweight belt, is the heavy favorite against the unbeaten and unheralded challenger in Horn.The 38-year-old Pacquiao got 46 percent in Twitter poll that garnered a total of 1,467 votes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsHowever, 30 percent don’t seem to care about the fight, picking neither fighters, while the remaining 24 percent are rooting for Horn.Pacquiao holds a record of 59 wins against four losses and two draws with 38 knockouts while Horn’s card stands at 16-0-1, 11 KOs. Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games The Twitter poll is not a scientific survey. It is an interactivity tool that can, within its limits, reflect the interests of online readers. Mark GiongcoSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera View commentslast_img read more

Gilas battles title favorite Canada in Jones Cup opener

first_imgJimmy Alapag, now an assistant coach, is confident that this batch of Filipinos is ready to contend.“With the talent that this team has, I’m confident that we can contend,” Alapag said. “Our guys can definitely play and we will make a lot of heads turn. We might not have come here with the (Jason) Castros, the (Ranidel) De Ocampos, the (Terrence) Romeos, and they will see a new breed of heroes for us.”Keifer Ravena, Kobe Paras, Bobby Ray Parks and Christian Standhardinger make their international men’s debuts here and from among the members of coach Chot Reyes’ squad, they are the ones who are least scouted as they are all still not in the PBA.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Canada 150 is a selection of players coming from that country’s pro league, the National Basketball League of Canada, and it will be handled by its reigning coach of the year, Kyle Julius.Dallin Bachynski, a 7-footer, Dwayne Smith and gunslinger Deigo Kapelan, according to Gilas’ scouting reports, are the players the Philippine defense need to shut down.The Philippines is actually the defending champion here, having swept the tournament last year with a Mighty Sports team loaded with imports that counted former NBA All-Rookie Team member Al Thornton.This year, Gilas has tapped the services of Mike Myers as its only import. He is expected to just be a role player, the same way he is being utilised in practice.Gilas is shooting to win for the second time, the first since that epic 2013 triumph, with this crew all playing in the Jones Cup for the first time.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I really wish we drew them as our last game,” assistant coach Josh Reyes said just after touching down together with the rest of the team. “We could have had a chance to see them play first, like we did in 2013 (when the Filipinos beat the United States) when our strongest opponent was our last game.”Tip off time is at 3 p.m. with the Filipinos, despite checking in at the Howard Hotel at Da’an District well over 5 p.m., still able to turn in an hour’s practice at the brand new venue.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsTeam Philippines plays nine games in as many days with its final assignment being Iran, the champion here in five of the last eight years. But the Iranian national side will be without its resident stars Hamed Haddadi and Nikha Bahrami, who have opted to stay home and rest for the Fiba Asia Championship in August.And that now makes Canada the team to beat. National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’center_img View comments Gilas Pilipinas team arrives Friday afternoon in Taiwan for the Jones Cup Invitational. Photo by Musong CastilloTAIPEI – Gilas Pilipinas arrived in this progressive island confident of making heads turn in the 39th Jones Cup Invitational as a team of young talents carry the fight in this tournament the country shoots to win for the sixth time.Using the core of the Cadet program, three amateurs and a Filipino-German the country knows practically nothing of, Gilas plunges into action against what many feel is the team to beat in the 10-team, nine-nation meet as the Filipinos clash against Canada 150 at Taipei Peace International Basketball Hall here.ADVERTISEMENT El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Lyceum backs up hype, slays San Beda for 2-0 startlast_img read more

Brazilian Grand Prix: Alexander Albon Tops Practice Before Crashing in the Rain

first_imgSao Paolo: Red Bull new boy Alexander Albon topped the times and crashed in the rain in Friday’s opening free practice at this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix.The London-born Thai driver, whose place with the team for 2020 was confirmed this week, clocked a best lap in one minute and 16.142 seconds on intermediate tyres, but lost control as soon as he switched to slicks in the final minutes. The session was red-flagged and did not re-start.Just 60 seconds after his team-mate Max Verstappen had spun and recovered, on his first lap on slicks, Albon fell victim to the conditions, sliding off into a wall and damaging the right front wheel of his car.He wound up fastest ahead of Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas and the Ferraris of Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc, with Carlos Sainz fifth for McLaren.Six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton did not clock a time in his Mercedes, taking a cautious approach to avoid taking risks.Heavy rain overnight resulted in only the Ferraris, led by Vettel, and then both Alfa Romeos, Kimi Raikkonen leading, risking the conditions.After 20 minutes, however, everyone bar Hamilton and the Racing Point and Red Bull teams had been out in the rain.Carlos Sainz was the first man to set any kind of lap time with 1:23.689 in his McLaren after 24 minutes, a full 14 seconds slower than the lap time in the same session in 2018.As conditions improved, the Spaniard trimmed that by 1.5 seconds.The Racing Points soon joined the action while the Red Bulls and Hamilton, sporting a new Ayrton Senna-esque helmet with a yellow, blue and green on top, prepared for work.First on the timesheets, but last back to the pits for Albon 💥#BrazilGP 🇧🇷 #F1— Formula 1 (@F1) November 15, 2019HAMILTON’S ‘STRESSFUL’ CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONSFor the Briton, loved by the fans at Interlagos where he won his first title in 2008, this weekend held significance as, two weeks after retaining his title, he said he was ready to embark on “stressful” negotiations with Mercedes for a new contract.His current deal runs out at the end of 2020, leaving him free to talk to anyone else – including rivals Ferrari — ahead of the introduction of F1’s radical formula for the new era from 2021 and beyond.”I only just did this contract and, already, I have to start talking about potentially the next one, which is frustrating because it is another stressful moment when you have to get into the room, into the ring, and have a friendly, yet intense, conversation about terms,” he explained.”But, I am used to it and I like to think that I am a relatively good negotiator… I think it is just confrontation isn’t it? You’re both trying to see what more you can get out of it…”It won’t be really stressful to be honest.”Hamilton admitted that team chief Toto Wolff, who is absent in Brazil as he missed his first race since 2013, is a key factor in his own considerations. The Austrian has been linked to a possible role in managing F1.”He is, and has been, close to perfect,” said Hamilton. “It’s been the perfect match so naturally I don’t want him to leave, particularly if I’m staying in the sport, but ultimately that is going to be his choice.”Leclerc had trimmed the top time to 1:17.285 by the time Hamilton ventured out. When Vettel took top spot in 1:17.041, the leading men were only eight seconds off last year’s pace.Encouraged, Bottas went top on intermediates before being beaten by Albon as Red Bull joined the fray. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Alexander Albonbrazilian gpBrazilian Grand PrixF1 First Published: November 15, 2019, 9:32 PM ISTlast_img read more

Fox hunt has begun, Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany warns Leicester City

first_imgManchester City have entered ‘hunting season’ and know what is required to chase down the 10-point gap on surprise Premier League leaders Leicester City, captain Vincent Kompany said.City have 12 games left, two more than Leicester, and head to Anfield to face Liverpool later on Wednesday after beating the Merseysiders on penalties in the League Cup final on Sunday. (West Bromwich dent Leicester City’s title charge) “What we’ve learned in our recent history is that in moments like this, you just have to get your head down and start racing as much as you can. It’s what we call the hunting season,” Kompany, who led City to the title in 2012 and 2014, told the club’s website.”So we’re not going to look back or do anything other than focus on the opponents that we have to play. There’s no other way to approach this anymore. You can’t come with mathematics or anything like this.”Fourth-placed City lost ground in the title race after back-to-back home defeats by Leicester and second-placed Tottenham Hotspur last time out but Kompany, whose side are also in the Champions League last 16, said nothing was lost.”We still have a lot to play for but nothing to lose anymore. It’s a weird feeling but, as I say, it is hunting season so it’s better to be chasing than be chased in some ways,” the Belgium defender said.”The whole organisation – everyone at the club has to have the knife between the teeth and know that now everyone needs to be as sharp and focused as ever.”advertisementlast_img read more

Benitez takes positives from Newcastle draw

first_imgNewcastle United manager Rafael Benitez took a point at Southampton as a positive after a drab goalless draw at St Mary’s on Saturday.The Magpies failed to produce a single shot on target as their wait for a first win of the season stretched into November, though the stalemate was enough to move them off the bottom on goal difference.Newcastle have failed to win in any of their opening 10 league games for the first time since the 1898-99 season, but Benitez expressed satisfaction with his side’s performance given the situation in which they entered the game. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! “I think we have to consider the circumstances, going away from home at the bottom of the table, getting a clean sheet and a point, you have to consider this more positive than negative,” Benitez said.”They pushed hard in the second half so we did well to keep our clean sheet.”A little bit better possession sometimes could make a difference for us to create more chances. The positive thing for me is that the team was working really hard, you could see the team spirit, you could see the team fighting until the end in a difficult situation until the end.”At this point it is more important to take the positive rather than the negative.”Southampton boss Mark Hughes felt anxiety in front of goal cost the Saints what would have been a deserved win, Mohamed Elyounoussi, Mario Lemina and Shane Long having the best chances to settle matters in their favour.”We were the side that was trying to win the game over the 90 minutes,” said Hughes. “I thought that we had the better chances. I don’t think Alex McCarthy has had a shot to save over the whole 90 minutes.”We wanted three points and I felt the performance deserved that but it’s back-to-back clean sheets, and that’s something we’ve been working on just to tighten up our defensive platform which will allow us to be a little bit more confident at the top end.”Clearly we’ve got a little bit of anxiety in our finishing at times, I think sometimes we snatch at things, we maybe take a shot when an extra pass [is needed], that’s understandable because we’ve had a number of games at home where we haven’t got maximum points and at times we just displayed a little bit of that anxiety in our play.”last_img read more

Gave 5 years of my life to Liverpool, moved to Barcelona because it’s my dream: Philippe Coutinho

first_imgNew Barcelona signing Philippe Coutinho wrote a farewell message for his former club Liverpool and shared it on Instagram for his and his former clubs fans.”Since the moment I arrived in Liverpool, me and my family have been made to feel so welcome and have made so many friends,” Coutinho wrote.Coutinho, who became the second-most expensive player after Neymar, signed for Barcelona on Monday ending his five-year stay at the Merseyside.”On the pitch and off the pitch, we have experienced the beauty of this club and its fans. In turn, I hope I have delivered memories and moments that have brought happiness to the Liverpool supporters.WATCH”Moving to Liverpool, I knew the club’s greatness and history but what I did learn during my time was the unique heart and soul of the place. It has its own personality and character.”I leave Liverpool because Barcelona is a dream for me. Liverpool was a dream that I was fortunate enough to realise and I have given five years of my life to it.”A career on the pitch only lasts for so long and to play for Barcelona as well as Liverpool is something I want to experience and enjoy while I am blessed enough to be able to do so,” he added.Coutinho justified his move to Barcelona by saying it has been a long-held ambition and his love for the club will always remain in tact.Coutinho went onto add that he expects the Liverpool supporters to understand his decisions and dreams. He also added that representing the Reds was of great honour and wished them all the best.”I hope the supporters understand that choosing to experience something new is not about diminishing their importance to me or the club’s importance. Nothing will ever diminish that in my heart,” he continued.”I wish Jurgen (Klopp) and the team nothing but joy and success for the rest of this season and beyond. This is an amazing team and they are getting better and better all the time.advertisement”There are too many people I want to thank, but I cannot name everyone individually. To all the amazing club staff who have been part of my life in Liverpool — I will miss you.”Coutinho scored 54 goals in 201 appearances for Liverpool.(With inputs from IANS)ALSO WATCH:last_img read more

Russia Beats Cyprus, Qualifies for Euro 2020; Croatia Must Wait

first_imgPoland and Russia qualified for the 2020 European Championship on Sunday, while Gareth Bale’s goal forced Croatia to wait after a 1-1 draw with Wales. Germany beat Estonia 3-0 despite playing with 10 men from the 14th minute.Robert Lewandowski set up both goals for Poland as Chicago Fire midfielder Przemyslaw Frankowski and fellow substitute Arkadiusz Milik scored late in a hard-fought 2-0 win over North Macedonia.Poland is assured of finishing in the top two of Group G, where second-place Austria boosted its hopes of qualifying with a 1-0 win at Slovenia.Russia earlier routed Cyprus 5-0 to join group winner Belgium in securing a place at next year’s tournament. Valencia forward Denis Cheryshev scored twice and set up two more goals for the Russians – who only needed a draw to be sure of qualification – to take their tally to 21 points after seven wins from eight games in Group I.With two games remaining, Russia has 11 points more than third-place Cyprus and 12 more than fourth-place Scotland, which thrashed San Marino 6-0 at a poorly attended Hampden Park in Glasgow.Belgium already had secured its place at the finals, but Roberto Martínez’s team stayed perfect in qualifying with a 2-0 win over Kazakhstan in Astana.Belgium’s Thomas Meunier center, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side’s second goal during the Euro 2020 group I qualifying soccer match between Kazakhstan and Belgium at the Astana Arena stadium in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. (AP Photo)Michy Batshuayi scored in the first half and Thomas Meunier wrapped up the win in the second, giving Belgium its eighth win from eight games.The Belgians have scored 30 goals and conceded just one.BALE THWARTS CROATIANikola Vlasic scored early to put Croatia on course for a win that would have secured qualification from Group E.Bale’s equalizer in first-half injury time denied the visitors – including Real Madrid teammate Luka Modric – and kept Welsh hopes of qualifying alive.Croatia leads the group by two points from Hungary, which defeated Azerbaijan 1-0 in Budapest thanks to Mihály Korhut’s early strike.The top three in the group are Croatia (14 points), Hungary (12) and Slovakia (10). Wales is fourth on eight points with a game in hand over the top two.GÜNDOGAN SHINESIlkay Gündogan scored twice and set up another for 10-man Germany to beat Estonia with three second-half goals in Tallinn.“The whole week hasn’t been easy,” said Germany coach Joachim Löw, whose side was hit by injuries. “But we didn’t complain. The decisive thing was that we upped the pace in the second half. In the end it was satisfactory.”Emre Can, filling in at center back, was shown an early red card for bringing down Frank Liivak, who would have been through on goal.Germany had never had a player sent off so early in a game before, with Can beating the mark set by Robert Huth’s 15th-minute ejection in a friendly game against Northern Ireland in 2005.Gündogan finally broke the deadlock in the 51st when his effort from outside the penalty box took a slight deflection off Marco Reus’ heel. His second goal six minutes later also took a deflection, this time off a defender.Gündogan’s long pass over the top allowed substitute Timo Werner to wrap up the win in the 71st.Germany and the Netherlands are level on 15 points and well-placed to qualify from Group C. Northern Ireland is third on 12 points.The Dutch earlier claimed a 2-1 win over Belarus in Minsk, thanks to first-half goals from Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum.The top two teams of each group advance. The other four qualifiers will come through four tiers of playoffs in March.___By CIARÁN FAHEY Associated PressTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Essex gripe after four-day Headingley washout of Yorkshire game

first_imgHowever, the Yorkshire chief executive, Mark Arthur, insisted that work was not a factor in problems. “That’s just one or two people trying to find a story,” he claimed. “There was a stand beforehand, and the drainage doesn’t impact on the stand or vice versa. We had state-of-the-art drainage put in seven or eight years ago – there’s no problem with it in any shape or form. It is the quantity of rain and snow we’ve had over the recent weeks and months.”Ten Doeschate accepted that conditions were not fit but he said: “I don’t want to get myself into trouble, but we keep getting told about Test and division one grounds [with better drainage]. To come here, I understand they’ve had a lot of rain but we haven’t seen a drop in the 30-odd hours we’ve spent at the ground. It’s not fit, but we haven’t seen any work going on – no Super Sopper on, no forking.“I don’t understand why there has been a drive for them to preserve their outfield. What’s the fear with creating mud when they don’t have another game here until Friday? Fair enough if they’d given it a good crack and I’d seen guys out there working around the clock. You can accept that. That would be my only gripe.”Yorkshire say the water table was so high that any heavy machinery would have only made conditions worse. While there has never been a four-day washout at Headingley, a three-day Championship match against Leicestershire in 1987 did end that way.Yorkshire are due to face Nottinghamshire at Headingley on Friday and their coach, Andrew Gale, said: “We should be fine because the forecast is good. Someone told me it’s going to be warmer than Ibiza this week. I’m confident it will go ahead.” Essex Ryan ten Doeschate has criticised Yorkshire’s lack of action after the opening match in Essex’s defence of the County Championship was abandoned without a ball being bowled on Monday – the first four-day washout in history at Headingley.The Essex captain bemoaned the fact there had not been any work done on the problem area of the outfield. After a fourth‑day 10am inspection, the ICC elite panel umpires Ian Gould and Richard Illingworth decided there had been no significant improvement in saturated patches towards the old Football Stand end of the ground, where redevelopment is taking place. Share on Messenger Share on WhatsApp In a tumultuous morning’s play at Old Trafford, 12 wickets fell for 25 runs. Lancashire started the day trailing Nottinghamshire by six runs but lost eight wickets in 56 minutes against some terrific bowling from Jake Ball, with match figures of nine for 57, and Harry Gurney, who had career-best figures of six for 25; eight in the match.Nottinghamshire, set 10 to win, then lost four wickets on a pitch that had, in the words of Lancashire captain, Liam Livingstone, “quickened up and nipped around”. It was Nottinghamshire’s first win in the top division since April 2016.At the Ageas Bowl, Worcestershire were all out for 127, losing against Hampshire by 196 runs, despite a rearguard unbeaten 45 from Travis Head. There were four wickets for Kyle Abbott and three for Fidel Edwards.The Sussex No 9 David Wiese hit the first century of the season, as Sussex became the only county to pass 300. Wiese put on 155 with the wicketkeeper Ben Brown, who made 91. Olly Stone finished with career-best figures of 8 for 80. Warwickshire were 87 for 3 when the teams shook on a draw.At Canterbury, Gloucestershire overcame last-day wobbles to beat Kent by five wickets – with an unbeaten fifty from Benny Howell. Share on Pinterest Former Middlesex fast bowler in immigration limbo for seven years Since you’re here… Cricket Support The Guardian … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. 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a month agoWatford keeper Ben Foster: Man City will soon hit ten

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Watford keeper Ben Foster: Man City will soon hit tenby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford goalkeeper Ben Foster believes Manchester City will hit ten goals against a team soon.The Hornets felt the full force of the champions’ attacking power on Saturday as they were thrashed 8-0 at the Etihad in the Premier League.”They will do it to somebody, there will be a nine or 10 out there soon,” Foster said.”As a goalie, coming here in the first place it’s almost an achievement to keep it at one or two goals. At times, if they’re on it, they are incredible.”They were scary at times. It was just relentless. You could see them opening us up and the chances developing in front of your eyes. It was absolutely no fun. In all honesty, it could have been double digits.” last_img read more

Skagen Aktiv – True Danish Design

first_img Editors’ Recommendations A tour de force of timekeeping—The Aktiv Collection, from Skagen, pays homage to the pride the Danish people take in their active lifestyle. Favored for its sleek urban style and durability, their casual timepieces are certain to score high marks among the fashion conscious and adventure enthusiasts.For ease in body movement and to keep with a casual appeal, AKTIV features a stainless steel signature mesh or titanium link band– available in either grey or ion-plated black. The hue of the modest yet bold watch dial matches the band. To create a unique perception of depth on the dial, there are two levels with day and date functionality. The grey face features an orange inner dial and the black features a lighter grey. The integration of these timeless elements, combined with high-quality craftsmanship, express a lifestyle defined by the active man wearing it – modest yet bold, youthful yet mature, ever-evolving and full of energy.Skagen’s most distinctive collections represent a passion for the Danish aesthetic, an emphasis on simplicity and a higher grade of craftsmanship. Combining sophisticated designs with functional masculine details, these timeless pieces are this season’s icons of stylish simplicity. Whether you’re a watch connoisseur or design enthusiast, our collections mix natural and modern elements to make them perfect for today, tomorrow and beyond.“SKAGEN AKTIV are not ‘sports watches’ per se, but ones that cater to an active lifestyle, including an urban one. Danes are by nature very active and these pieces are elegant enough to wear to work but light (weight wise) enough to bike to work.” said Thomas Bennedsen, Sr. Creative Director, Skagen DenmarkThe concept of Scandinavian design has been the subject of many scholarly debates, exhibitions and marketing agendas during the last 50 years. But many of the democratic design ideals that were the central theme of the movement survived and are reflected in contemporary Scandinavian and international design.  The Danish values – the simplicity of life, the Nordic light, clean water and fresh air.The idea that beautiful and functional everyday objects, from watches to a chair, should not only be affordable to the wealthy, but to all, is a core theme in the development of modernism and functionalism. This is probably most completely realized in post-WWII Scandinavian design. The ideological background was the emergence of a particular Scandinavian form of social democracy in the 1950s, as well as the increased availability of new low-cost materials and methods for mass production. Scandinavian design often makes use of form-pressed wood, plastics, anodized or enameled aluminum, or pressed steel. Shinola’s New Detrola Watch Collection Is As Modern As It Is Colorful The Best Casio Watches For Every Occasion Affordable Watch Hunting: 10 Best Timex Watches For Men 12 Best Seiko Watches for Men, From Flashy to Functional Your New Favorite Pair of Go-to Leather Shoes Just Got More Affordablelast_img read more

Total to Supply LNG for CMA CGMs New Boxship Giants

first_imgzoom French carrier CMA CGM has signed an agreement with oil and gas major Total for the supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to fuel the company’s recently ordered 22,000 TEU container ships.Under the deal, Total is to supply around 300,000 tons of LNG per year for a period of 10 years starting in 2020, when the new boxship giants will start joining the fleet.CMA CGM, the first shipping company in the world to equip its nine giant container ships with LNG propulsion, has selected Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions, the Total affiliate responsible for marketing marine fuels worldwide, for these future supply operations.In February 2017, CMA CGM and Total already signed a cooperation agreement to examine the most environmentally responsible propulsion solutions to meet the International Maritime Organization’s 2020 implementation date for new sulfur regulations.“LNG is the fuel of the future for shipping,” Rodolphe Saadé, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CMA CGM, said, adding that the entire maritime industry will benefit from the new supply chains that will be created following this “groundbreaking decision by the CMA CGM Group.”Under this agreement, Total will provide a tailor-made solution for LNG supply. The group is currently considering chartering on long-term basis a LNG bunkering vessel that would not only deliver fuel to CMA CGM in Europe, but also to other customers in the same region.The new supply chains created would lead to a wider use of LNG, especially in other shipping sectors, to achieve even greater and ambitious environmental responsibility.In addition, both companies reached an agreement in principle on the potential supply of lubricants for the nine newbuilds, giving CMA CGM access to Total Lubmarine’s products, technical expertise and global distribution network.last_img read more

Relief for Tokyo 2020 after smooth triathlon mixed test

first_imgTokyo: France won a thrilling mixed triathlon test event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Sunday, which passed off as planned in a welcome boost for organisers after difficulties with high temperatures and water pollution. The swimming leg of the paratriathlon on Saturday was scrapped after water tests showed levels of e-coli bacteria more than double the acceptable standard and the running section of a women’s test event on Thursday was curtailed in blistering temperatures, with French athlete Cassandre Beaugrand treated for heatstroke. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhBut on Sunday in the Japanese capital with the temperature a slightly cooler 30 Celsius, the levels of bacteria reduced to within permitted levels. The mixed relay, a new event for Tokyo 2020 involving two men and two women, was won by France in a photo finish from Great Britain after a nail-biting final sprint. Dorian Connix chased down Alex Yee on the final straight despite being behind for most of the race and breasted the tape fractionally ahead of his British competitor. A powerful United States team came third. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterThe format is much shorter than the individual race with each athlete completing a 300 metre swim, a 7.4 kilometre cycle and a 2km run before handing off to a teammate, making it less demanding in hot weather. “I don’t think conditions were as bad as Thursday when we raced,” South Africa’s Gillian Sanders told AFP. “I don’t think it’s too hot not to race or too hot to reduce the distance,” added Sanders, who said that the water quality also felt better. “Personally, I don’t think I’ve acclimatised properly because I haven’t been here for long. I’ve been here five days and I think you need two or three weeks. So it’s a really good learning curve,” said the 37-year-old. Battling the heat of the sweltering summer has become the main challenge for Tokyo 2020 organisers, who have otherwise won widespread praise, including from the International Olympic Committee, for their preparations. Aside from the problems at the triathlon, about a dozen people, including a spectator, were taken ill at a rowing test event last week with suspected heatstroke. A construction worker also died on an Olympic site as Tokyo sweats through a prolonged and deadly heatwave. The triathlon test events have courted controversy even without the heat — two British athletes were disqualified on Thursday for crossing the line first holding hands. Jess Learmonth and Georgia Taylor-Brown fell foul of ITU rules stating that “athletes who finish in a contrived tie situation, where no effort to separate their finish times has been made, will be disqualified”.last_img read more

FPIs net sellers for second straight month pull out 5920 cr in

first_imgNew Delhi: Foreign investors pulled out a net amount of Rs 5,920 crore from the Indian capital markets in August even as the government rolled back enhanced surcharge on FPIs last week. The withdrawal from the capital markets (both equity and debt) in August is “contrary to the expectation” since the Centre last week announced revocation of enhanced super-rich tax on foreign and domestic equity investors imposed in the Budget, said Himanshu Srivastava, senior analyst manager research at Morningstar. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalAccording to the latest depositories data, foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) withdrew a net amount of Rs 17,592.28 crore from equities and pumped in a net sum of Rs 11,672.26 crore in the debt segment, translating into a total net outflow of Rs 5,920.02 crore during August 1 – 30. In July, overseas investors had pulled out a net amount of Rs 2,985.88 crore from the capital markets. Prior to the announcement of enhanced super-rich tax in the Union Budget for 2019-20 in July, FPIs were net buyers for five consecutive months. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostFPIs had infused a net Rs 10,384.54 crore in June, Rs 9,031.15 crore in May, Rs 16,093 crore in April, Rs 45,981 crore in March and Rs 11,182 crore in February into the Indian capital markets. “Concerns over slowing domestic economy, volatility in the global markets and increased fears of global recession due to escalating trade war tension between US and China overshadowed the positive move of withdrawal of surcharge,” Srivastava added.last_img read more

Onion Lake Chief Fox facing dangerous weapon assault charges related to domestic

first_imgJorge Barrera APTN National NewsOnion Lake Cree Nation Chief Wallace Fox is facing multiple charges stemming from a domestic incident which occurred in the Cree community on May 18, the Saskatchewan RCMP said in a statement Monday.Fox is facing two counts of assault, one count of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose related to the use of a knife and one count of uttering threats to damage property, the RCMP statement said.The RCMP statement said Fox was arrested without incident on Monday and released on condition he appear before provincial court in Onion Lake, Sask., on Dec. 16.Fox could not be immediately reached for comment.Fox was arrested mere days after Onion Lake won a Federal Court case against Ottawa over the First Nations Transparency Act which required bands to post financial statements online, including the pay of chief and councillors.Fox rose to national prominence during the height of the Idle No More movement. He was one of the chiefs who marched into Centre Block on Parliament Hill in the fall of 2012 demanding an audience with the prime minister.Fox was also one of the leaders who openly challenged former Assembly of First Nations national chief Shawn Atleo not to meet with former prime minister Stephen Harper on Jan. 11, 2013.Onion Lake was also one of the sponsors of a national conference in Edmonton on missing and murdered Indigenous women held in September.Fox has been a long-time chief of Onion Lake since the 1980s. He was first elected to council at age 21 in 1983. Three years later, he was elected chief of oil-rich community.Onion Lake has about 5,000 band members and sits about 50 kilometres north of Lloydminster, Alta., on the Saskatchewan-Alberta read more

Esri giving keynote at RIEGL 2015 International User Conference

first_imgRIEGL LiDAR 2015 has announced it is the hold its next International User Conference from May 5-7 in Hong Kong, and from May 7-8 in Guangzhou (Canton), China. The company says it will also unveil new products and major software updates during RIEGL LiDAR 2015 to its international community. RIEGL has also announced the first keynote speaker as Lawrie Jordan, Director of Imagery from Esri, who has over thirty years of experience in the field of image processing and remote sensing.RIEGL says it is putting together “a diverse and exciting agenda for RIEGL LiDAR 2015, proving the broad usage of RIEGL LiDAR equipment in applications such as airborne scanning, bathymetry, UAV scanning, terrestrial scanning, mining, forensics, mobile scanning, railway scanning, and more.” Esri will be the exclusive Platinum Sponsor of the event, with other confirmed sponsors including Applanix, Flying-Cam, 3D Laser Mapping, Airborne Hydro Mapping, Certainty 3D, Cyark500, Aeroscout, and technet-rail. The company is inviting users in the mining industry to submit abstracts, with more information and online registration available at www.riegllidar.comlast_img read more

Teacher in porn scandal with student

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A Victorian teacher is under investigation after taking part in an online adult video. The Geelong high school where the teacher works, says it is taking th allegations “very seriously”.Oberon High School principal Alison Murphy said she took immediate action when she was aware that the film was circulating among the students of the high school in Belmont.The alleged English teacher has taken leave from his teaching duties after the graphic video was uncovered by students on a pornographic website, who began discussing and sharing the link on social networking sites.The graphic footage shows a woman, who at one stage is blindfolded while a man is naked on a bed. It is said that the woman is a former student of the teacher from several years ago and there is no suggestion the couple had a relationship while the woman was a student. Several parents are said to have reported the incident to the school after their children were sent links to the online video and a number of parents who have seen the film are adamant that the teacher is the same person in the film. Many students have expressed their shock on social networking sites about the allegations, while other students defended their teacher, saying he was well regarded among students. A Department of Education spokesman said an investigation had been launched and “appropriate action” would be taken once the full details of the matter were known.last_img read more

Riot police intervene to break steel plant strike

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Scuffles broke out between riot police and protesters Friday when a prosecutor was dispatched to reopen the Halyvourgia steel plant in Aspropyrgos, western Attica, following a nine-month strike by workers that had effectively closed down the facility.Police had been on standby when the gates of the facility opened at 5.30 a.m. and clashed with striking workers and members of the Communist-affiliated PAME labor union.The senior plant manager sustained head injuries during the fracas while some protesters clashed with employees who wanted to return to work. Six people were arrested, charged with committing violence, and later released pending trial.The police intervention reportedly came at the behest of Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on Thursday night after talks between Labor Minister Yiannis Vroutsis, unionists and the Halyvourgia management broke down. According to sources, Samaras stressed the importance of upholding the law and protecting citizens’ right to work, as well as to strike. “The right to work is sacred and the government will do everything to protect it,” Samaras is quoted as saying. His words were echoed by government spokesman Simos Kedikoglou, who also questioned the motives for leftist opposition SYRIZA supporting striking workers. “With whom are they expressing solidarity?” he said. “It was the workers that asked for the police to intervene.” Earlier, SYRIZA had condemned the police action as “a raw, unprovoked, military-style intervention.”Friday’s intervention followed a court order issued a month and a half ago which deemed the strike by Halyvourgia workers illegal. The plant had been closed since October 31, when employees refused to accept a reduced salary and working week. Since then Halyvourgia’s management has fired at least 50 of its 400 workers and is reportedly planning to transfer the Aspropyrgos operations to Volos, in central Greece. Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more

Geek deals roundup UHD TVs Xbox One S and PS4 Slim

first_imgOn the lookout for some top-notch home theater gear? Right now, Dell has loads of excellent 4K TVs and consoles at a surprisingly low price point. Better yet, you can grab some incredible gift cards with select purchases.Vizio P50-C1 50-inch 4K 120Hz HDR full-array LED home theater display with a $300 gift card for $899.99With a tablet remote, loads of ports, full-array LED lighting, and a native 2160p resolution, this is an incredible value.Samsung UN55KS9000 55-inch 120Hz HDR1000 LED 4K ultra HD television with a $500 gift card for $1499.99This excellent Samsung 4K TV normally retails for significantly more, but today you can save a whopping 46%! And with that huge gift card, there’s not much to complain about.Samsung UN65KU6500 65-inch Curved 4K UHD HDR LED smart TV with a $300 gift card for $1199.99Want a curved TV instead? This curved 65-inch Samsung 4K TV is superb, and it’s selling for about half of the list price.LG 49LH5700 49-inch 1080p LED smart TV with a $150 gift card for $397Need an affordable HDTV? This 49-inch LG TV is only 1080p-capable, but it has a ton of features and a tiny price tag.Vizio SmartCast 40-inch 5.1Ch sound system with a wireless subwoofer with a $150 Dell gift card for $429.98Visuals aren’t the only important part of a home theater – the audio matters too! This 5.1ch Vizio sound system is a great way to step up your game.Xbox One S with Battlefield 1 for $249.99Want to play UHD Blu-rays or stream 4K movies? The Xbox One S is a great low-cost option.PS4 Slim with a bonus controller for $249.99Alternately, the PS4 Slim is a solid little gaming rig. And since it comes with Uncharted 4, you’ll have something great to play right away.For more great TV deals, check out TechBargainsOur commerce group sources the best deals and products for the Geek Deals posts. We operate independently of Editorial and Advertising and may earn a percentage of the sale, if you buy something via a link on the post. If you are interested in promoting your deals, please contact us at read more

Far Cry 5 is Basically a Nightmare Version of The Dukes of

first_imgUbisoft has released the first details about the upcoming Far Cry 5. Previous entries have taken players to remote and exotic places, but this time, the game is set in the United States. Along with the first gameplay details, Ubisoft has also delivered a pair of trailers. To say that this will be a divisive and controversial game is an understatement.Far Cry 5 will be set in the fictional town of Hope County, Montana. Players will get to take on the role of a junior deputy in the police force who gets stranded in the remote town — which is currently being ruled by a man named Joseph Seed and his Eden’s Gate cult/militia. The majority of the game will have players building a resistance force against Seed in order to free Hope County. As you would expect from a Far Cry game, you’ll run into many… interesting characters (both good and bad) along the journey.This will be the first Far Cry game where you’ll be able to be a male or female with your choice of skin color. You can play through the entire campaign alone or in two-player co-op and can recruit NPC characters. You can even recruit animals like cougars and bears. Vehicles include American muscle cars, boats, big rigs, ATVs, and even planes. In case you’re wondering, yes, there will be aerial dogfights in this game. Overall, Far Cry 5 won’t differ greatly from past entries in the gameplay department, but it has all the ingredients that have made the series such a success.Far Cry 5 will be released next year on February 27 (wisely avoiding the 2017 holiday season). It will be coming out for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. PS4 owners will get a free Far Cry 5 skin at launch. The game will see enhancements on both the PS4 Pro and Project Scorpio.last_img read more