Team Lakay’s rough start lights a fire under Danny Kingad

first_imgRiled up by the losses, Kingad has no shortage of motivation when he kicks off Team Lakay’s bid at ONE: Hero’s Ascent at Mall of Asia Arena where his stablemate Geje Eustaquio is defending his flyweight strap.“I’m really eager to bounce back after what happened to Joshua and Kelly,” the 23-year-old Kingad, who is facing Tatsumitsu Wada of Japan, told reporters Tuesday after the press conference at City of Dreams.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I feel like I’m excited and angry at the same time. I just want to win this bad.” Stakes are higher for Kingad this time, with the winner of his bout entering the Flyweight World Grand Prix where eight of the best in the division will face off in a last-man-standing format for the world title.From the looks of it, the Grand Prix tournaments will be one of the highlights of the year for the promotion as the fighters they get to test their mettle against ONE’s newest prized recruits.“I really prepared for this because there’s a chance to be in the Grand Prix,” said Kingad. “I’m really ready for this bout.”ADVERTISEMENT Rafael Nadal puts Stefanos Tsitsipas in crosshairs after slaying giantkiller Frances Tiafoe Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes View comments US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusationscenter_img Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Team Lakay’s Danny Kingad. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Seeing two of his brothers fall just sparked a fire inside Danny Kingad, who is all the more determined to deliver Team Lakay its first win of the year on Friday.Edward Kelly and Joshua Pacio failed in their campaigns in ONE: Eternal Glory last Saturday in Jakarta as Team Lakay lost its strawweight belt after Pacio dropped a split decision to Yosuke Saruta in the main event.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town MOST READlast_img read more

Blue Eagles roll past Green Spikers; Falcons outlast Tigers

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes MANILA, Philippines—Ateneo had a Sunday cruise after dismantling De La Salle in three sets, 25-23, 25-22, 25-15, in the UAAP Season 81 men’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.Tony Koyfmann had 15 points to lead the Blue Eagles while Chumason Njigha and Ishmael Rivera added 10 points apiece for Season 80’s runners-up.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In the other game, Adamson University survived University of Santo Tomas in five sets, 33-31, 23-25, 16-25, 25-15, 16-14.Paolo Pablico led the Soaring Falcons with 23 points while Lheo Miranda had 13.Joshua Umandal had 22 points for the Tiger Spikers while Manuel Medina added 16 points.ADVERTISEMENT US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrantscenter_img PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ateneo head coach Timothy Sto. Tomas said he was surprised his team was able to pull off the sweep against the Green Spikers since the Blue Eagles are essentially on a rebuild after the departure of setter Ish Polvorosa and Marck Espejo due to graduation.“This is definitely a morale-booster for us because people are saying that we don’t have Marck or Ish and they’ll think that we won’t have any scorers,” said Sto. Tomas in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“But that’s the thing because now I was able to instill in them that everyone will score for the team, that’s their mentality right now.”Chris Dumago led La Salle with 12 points. Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations UST holds off Adamson in season-opening win View commentslast_img read more

Dominic Waters joins Olympiacos

first_imgOlympiacos Piraeus has inked guard Dominic Waters as per the official announcement. The 30 years old player arrives to the Red and Whites as a the replacement of injured Daniel Hackett.Waters has been averaging 14.6 points and 7.6 assists in Legabasket with Cantu this season, while he is no stranger to the Greek league as he has played in teams like Aris Thessaloniki and Kolossos in previous seasons.The experienced guard has also played in Portland Showtime, VOO Verviers-Pepinster, Liege Basket, Union Olympija, Hapoel Holon, Manresa, Oliver Baskets and Grand Rapids Drive.Source: eurohoopsTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img

Honor Band 4 review: Great value for money and a worthy competitor to Xiaomi Mi Band 3

first_imgPhones are getting smarter and becoming a part and parcel of our everyday life. Similar is the case with smartwatches and fitness bands nowadays, particularly as the prices of these gadgets come down. If you look at the smart fitness bands under Rs 5,000 there is one name that catches the attention. It is Xiaomi Mi Band 3. Now you can add to it the Honor Band 4, a fitness band with good looks, very low price and some cool features.I am using the Honor Band 4 for a while now and can confidently say that it is overall one of the best all-rounder smart fitness bands available under Rs 5,000 in India right now. There is also Xiaomi’s Mi Band 3 but after using both the Mi Band and the Honor Band I’ll give some extra points to the Honor Band 4 for additional bits that it offers to the users. Before I share the weeks of experience that I gathered with the Honor Band 4, let’s take a quick look at the functionality that the band offers.Honor band 4 key features–The Honor Band 4 packs Huawei TruSeen 3.0 heart rate technology that is capable of detecting heart rate in real time.–The Honor Band 4 acts as a personal sleep advisor to the users. It comes with Huawei’s TruSleep monitoring technology that is capable tracking sleeping activities and automatically recording user periods of REM (Rapid Eye Movement).–The Honor Band 4 comes with a large 2.5D curved screen which is a 0.95- inch AMOLED 240×120-colour display with full touchscreen.advertisement–The Honor Band 4 comes with a 6-axis sensor which automatically recognizes swim strokes, records swimming speed, distance and calories.–The Band 4 is swim-safe and water-resistant up to 50 metres.–The Band 4 comes packed with some handy smart features like online number identification, answering and rejecting calls, message notifications, among others.Good looks, bright display, comfortable to wearGood looks, perfect fit, and bright display are some of the very important factors that one looks for in a fitness band, and Honor Band 4 according to me is great in all these aspects. Overall, I find it slightly better than even the mighty Mi Band 3. The Honor Band 4 looks classy and it offers great functionality.The display of the Honor Band 4 is vivid and bright enough to be clearly visible inside the room as well as under blazing sunlight. The band adjusts the screen brightness automatically depending on the ambient lightning, which means if you’re inside a dark room the screen brightness of the band will automatically tone down so that it doesn’t hurt the eyes. It is great to see such a feature in a smart band so aggressively priced. The Honor Band 4 comes packed with a 0.95- inch AMOLED touchscreen display with screen resolution of 240×120 pixels. The AMOLED display at this price point too is nice. The Band 4 also comes with full-screen touch and home button control which is easy to operate and offers access to switch back to the home screen with one touch.In addition to the vibrant display another, and according to me one of the best bits about the Honor Band 4, feature is the colourful icons it sports. For example, the heart rate monitor appears in red, the number of steps walked is shown in blue, the call and message alerts appear in green, and so on. These colourful icons give that extra vibrant touch to the display of the Honor Band 4, which isn’t the case with the Mi Band 3.The display of the Honor Band 4 is vivid and bright enough to be clearly visible inside the room as well as under blazing sunlightComfortable fit is one of the key aspects for many in a smart band and the Honor Band 4 gets it right. The Honor Band 4 comes with a belt clip design that makes the band firmly attached to the user’s wrist which is great.Performance and batteryThe Honor Band 4 is light and comfortable to be worn throughout the day and night with ease. The Honor Band 4 comes with features that are mostly seen on top-notch smart watches like — heart rate monitoring and heart rate warnings, daily activities tracking and monitoring (which includes — recording fitness data such as step count, calories burned, and distance covered), and then there is notification reminders for caller ID, SMS, email, weather reports, calendar, and social apps.I found the Honor Band 4 slightly inaccurate in reading the heart rate, but overall the band manages to capture spot on data as far as the sleep and activity tracking is concerned. The Honor Band 4 also vibrates and alerts users about alarms, calls, new messages, new emails and so on. I’m also very impressed that the Band 4 lets users not only check the caller ID but also mute or reject the call when busy. The display of the band is pretty vibrant to read the messages clearly.advertisement The Honor Band 4 also comes with some very useful additional features like Find Your Phone (this feature lets users find their misplaced phone), activity reminder (which reminds the user to stand up or move if they are sitting in one place for a long time). The Honor Band 4 also comes with TruSleep feature which helps in sleep status recognition and data collection. This sleep tracking feature measures how good or bad is the user’s sleep pattern, a feature found only in very expensive health trackers or smart watches.The Honor Band 4 can be controlled using the Huawei health app. Interestingly, the band can be connected with any smartphone running Android 4.4 or later versions or iOS 9.0 or later versions. I connect the band to iPhone X and it was fairly easy to connect it with the phone.I’m also very impressed that the Band 4 lets users not only check the caller ID but also mute or reject the call when busy. The display of the band is pretty vibrant to read the messages clearlyOne area where I believe the Honor Band 4 could have been better is the battery life. Ah, those vibrant icons, they probably hurt its battery life. This is also one area where the Mi Band 3 is better. Honor promises to offer 2 weeks of battery backup in a single charge on a regular usage but in real life that isn’t the case. For me, the Band 4 lasted for about 4 – 5 days maximum in a single charge.Should you buy Honor Band 4?I have been using the Honor Band 4 for the past few weeks and love how it looks and fits in my hand. So, if you’re are looking for a smart band that’s good looking and ready to spend close to Rs 3,000, the Honor Band 4 is a good option to consider. But if money is the constraint and you can’t afford to spend more than Rs 2,000 on a fitness band, the Mi Band 3 isn’t a bad choice either but just that it looks slightly boring to me. Besides the inaccurate heart rate tracking, overall, the Band 4 looks great, offers pretty vibrant display, acts as a personal fitness trainer and also monitors user’s health and everyday activities efficiently.Honor launched the Band 4 in India in December with a retail price of Rs 2,599. The interesting bit is that the Honor Band 4 is available in some funky colour options like — Meteorite Black, Midnight Navy, and Dahlia Pink. The smart fitness band can be purchased exclusively from Amazon India store.Honor Band 4 review8/10ProsBright displayComfortable fitAffordableLooks goodConsInaccurate heart rate trackingBattery life not as promisedlast_img read more

IPL 2019 final: Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings chase history in titanic battle

first_imgMumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings! Bragging rights are up for the grabs. The fancied clash between the two three-time champions of Indian Premier League is being billed as the “El Clasico” and even the “India vs Pakistan” of IPL.Sunday’s IPL 2019 final in Hyderabad is going to be the fourth meeting of the season between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings but no one is complaining. Are they? With superstars lining up against each other, the 12th edition of IPL couldn’t have had a bigger title clash.Chennai Super Kings are known for proving their doubters wrong and they might have to do it once again when they take on Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2019 final at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.In what promises to be a cracker of a final, Mumbai Indians certainly start as favourites.Having beaten CSK thrice in IPL 2019, MI have showcased why they are the only side in the league’s history to have dominated MS Dhoni’s men (16-11 in head-to-head meetings).No team has ever beaten Chennai Super Kings 4 times in a single season but Mumbai Indians have the firepower to do it in Hyderabad.Mumbai head into the big final on the back of a positive win-loss record (2-1) against CSK in the final. Having lost their first-ever meeting in the title match in 2010, MI have won 2 on the trot against CSK (2013 and 2015).More importantly, Rohit Sharma has never lost an IPL final as captain, having led the Mumbai Indians to titles in 2013, 2015 and 2017. MI return to Hyderabad, the venue where they had beaten Sunrisers Hyderabad by 1 run in a low-scoring thriller on a sluggish track.advertisementThe wicket in Hyderabad isn’t as sluggish as it was anymore. Scores of 200 have been posted 3 times in IPL 2019. The Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium curator has reportedly promised a good cricket wicket for the big final.Rohit Sharma has taken pride in the all-conditions unit that Mumbai Indians possess. Flexibility has been key to Mumbai’s success and their encounters against Chennai in IPL 2019 has been a reflection of it.MI thrashed CSK by 37 runs when the two teams met in Mumbai. In the reverse fixture in Chennai, MI gave CSK a taste of their own medicine by strangling MS Dhoni’s men with spin and letting their pacers reap the rewards. CSK were handed a 46-run defeat as MI extended their 9-year unbeaten run at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.In the Qualifier 1 on Monday, MI once again successfully invaded CSK’s fortress as their spinners put the brakes on and restricted Dhoni’s men to 131 at Chepauk and then gunned down the total with relative ease.Be it the batting might or the bowling firepower, Mumbai Indians certainly have outclassed Chennai Super Kings so far.With spinners not enjoying as much success as the previous seasons in IPL 2019, odds are stacked against CSK who are heavily reliant on their tweakers. CSK are known for stepping up on the big days but it remains to be seen if they have enough firepower against this MI unit who seem to have cracked the Chennai code.Also Read | MI vs CSK in IPL finals: Mumbai eye hat-trick against Chennai in HyderabadAlso Read | Mumbai Indians not thinking about most successful team tag, says Rohitlast_img read more

Ezekiel Elliott Welcomes “Brother” Jaylon Smith To The Dallas Cowboys

first_imgEzekiel Elliott celebrating after an Ohio State touchdown.GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Running back Ezekiel Elliott #15 of the Ohio State Buckeyes (left) celebrates his second quarter touchdown with running back Jalin Marshall #7 (right) during the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)The Dallas Cowboys just made the most beloved pick of the NFL Draft, taking injured Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith with the No. 34 overall selection. Smith injured his knee in the Fiesta Bowl and likely won’t play at all during the 2016 season. One of the players he faced in that Fiesta Bowl, Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott, is now his teammate. Elliott welcomed Smith to the team on Twitter. Welcome to the family brother @thejaylonsmith— EzekielElliott (@EzekielElliott) April 29, 2016The Cowboys have drafted two of college football’s most-likable players in Elliott and Smith. The NFL Draft is being televised on ESPN and the NFL Network.last_img read more

FOX Sports Analyst Makes Bold Prediction For Michigan Football

first_imgA general view of Michigan's football stadium.ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 10: General view of the fans filling University of Michigan Stadium prior to the start of the game between the Michigan Wolverines and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on September 10, 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)Brady Quinn’s Notre Dame Fighting Irish open with Michigan this season. The FS1 analyst is pretty bullish on Jim Harbaugh’s club.Quinn was asked about the Week 1 match-up by Michigan blog Wolverines Wire.He is high on Shea Patterson, the quarterback transfer from Ole Miss who is expected to start for the Wolverines this season.Quarterback has been a problem area for Harbaugh during his time at Michigan. After the team suffered a bit of a slide in 2017, Harbaugh is starting to feel some pressure to get his alma mater over the hump.Brady Quinn thinks that could happen this year, and thinks Michigan could be in the College Football Playoff picture if they start out hot.From the blog:“I think this team – depending on how things go against Notre Dame, could all of a sudden be one of the teams we’re talking about in consideration for playing in the college football playoff.”To be fair to Harbaugh and Michigan, the team was very much in the discussion for the 2016 College Football Playoff. Its bowl loss to Florida State in the Orange Bowl marred that bit.As Notre Dame quarterback, Quinn was 2-2 against Michigan during his college career. The two squads used to face off almost every season.After his alma mater’s ACC arrangement, it has had to cut back on some of its rivalry games. This is the first time they’ve faced off since 2014.[Wolverines Wire]last_img read more

India vs South Africa 2nd T20I: Dream 11 Prediction, Captain and Vice Captain

first_imgIndia vs South Africa 2nd T20I: Dream 11 Prediction, Captain and Vice CaptainIndia vs South Africa 2nd T20I Dream 11 Prediction: India will begin their preparation for the T20I World Cup when they take on South Africa in the 2nd match of the 3-match T20I series.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk MohaliSeptember 18, 2019UPDATED: September 18, 2019 12:40 IST India vs South Africa 2nd T20I Dream 11 Prediction. (Reuters File Photo)After a washout in the first T20I, Team India take on a revamped South African T20I squad in the 2nd T20I of the ongoing 3-match series in Mohali on Wednesday.The real battle begins now with this series against Quinton de Kock and Kagiso Rabadas, who is also in the midst of a tough transition phase.A good spell from Rabada or a cameo from David Miller could pose a challenge for the Indians, while some of the others like Test specialist Temba Bavuma or Anrich Nortje will like to prove their credentials in absence of Faf du Plessis or Hashim Amla.BatsmenIndia vice-captain Rohit Sharma walks in any dream T20 XI of the current era automatically, given the fact that he ranks first in the all-time list of leading run-scorers in T20Is. Rohit will be accompanied by South Africa’s new skipper Quinton de Kock. India skipper Virat Kohli has smashed 2369 runs in only 65 T20I innings and he will take the No.3 position in the team. South African batting duo of Reeza Hendricks and David Miller complete the middle order of the dream XI.WicketkeeperOne can opt for Rishabh Pant to fill the wicket-keepers position in the playing XI, considering his exploits in the past with the willow. However, his current form has been a bit of concern.All-roundersHardik Pandya makes a return to India squad for the T20I series against South Africa. Considering his performance in IPL 2019, where he scored 402 runs in 15 innings and took 14 wickets, Pandya is an automatic pick for any dream XI.advertisementBowlersDeepak Chahar, who many in Indian cricket term as ‘Poor Man’s Praveen Kumar’ for the movement he generates during first spell, is an inspired investment for shortest version. South African pace sensation Kagiso Rabada along with Indian bowling duo of Rahul Chahar and Navdeep Saini will complete the squad.My Dream11 Team1 Rohit Sharma (C), 2 Quinton de Kock, 3 Virat Kohli, 4 Reeza Hendricks, 5 David Miller, 6 Hardik Pandya (VC), 7 Rishabh Pant (WK), 8 Deepak Chahar, 9 Kagiso Rabada, 10 Navdeep Saini, 11 Rahul ChaharIndia (probable): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan/ KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), 4 Manish Pandey/Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja/Rahul Chahar, Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep SainiSouth Africa (probable): 1. Quinton de Kock (capt & wk), Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Bjorn Fortuin/George Linde, Kagiso Rabada, Junior Dala/Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz ShamsiAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow India vs South Africa 2nd T20IFollow India vs South Africa 2nd T20I Dream 11last_img read more

Markets update

On the markets at 9:50 a.m. (ET):In Toronto, the S&P/TSX composite index is up 7.13 points to 15,151.12.The Dow Jones industrial average gained 8.96 points to 21,541.10.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index added 2.78 points to 2,446.03.The Nasdaq composite index climbed 10.11 points to 6,271.28.The Canadian dollar was trading at 78.38 cents US, up from Wednesday’s average price of 78.16 cents US.

Uganda UNICEF applauds cessation of hostilities in longrunning conflict

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has joined the chorus of support for last weekend’s signing of an official cessation of hostilities between the Ugandan Government and the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), ending a 20-year conflict there that has become notorious for its use of child soldiers.UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman released a statement today urging both sides to now aim for a comprehensive peace agreement which gives priority to ensuring the welfare of children and women.Ms. Veneman also called for the prompt return of all children and women who have become separated from their families and communities in northern Uganda.“UNICEF will continue to work with partners to provide the necessary and appropriate assistance to, and protection of, the returning children and women,” she said.An estimated 25,000 children have been abducted by the LRA and forced to serve as soldiers, while UN human rights officials have said the rebel group has used numerous other children as porters and “allocated” many girls to senior officers in a form of institutional rape.The conflict in northern Uganda has also resulted in more than 100,000 deaths and forced about 2 million people to flee their homes.Last October, the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued arrest warrants against humanity against five LRA figures: the leader Joseph Kony, and the commanders Vincent Otti, Okot Odhiambo, Dominic Ongwen and Raska Lukwiya. The five men are accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity.Ms. Veneman’s remarks follow statements from Secretary-General Kofi Annan and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Jan Egeland earlier this week welcoming the cessation of hostilities. read more

Gannett Co acquiring newspapers in Midwest South with 280 million purchase of

MILWAUKEE – Gannett Co. has reached an agreement to acquire newspaper company Journal Media Group for $280 million, giving the media giant control of publications in more than 100 local markets in the U.S., company officials announced Wednesday evening.Journal Media publications dot the Midwest and South and include the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Memphis (Tennessee) Commercial-Appeal and Knoxville (Tennessee) News Sentinel.Industry experts say the publications are a natural fit for Gannett’s strategy of maximizing short-term profits through managing the decline of publications in less competitive markets.Gannett’s “prevailing strategy is economy of scale,” which involves reducing local costs and consolidating or regionalizing many operations, analyst Ken Doctor said.“Undoubtedly, there will be some (layoffs) in any areas that can be centralized,” including technology, newsrooms, human resources, finance and some advertising, said Doctor, who is president of Newsonomics, a website that monitors consumer media.The goal is to “keep enough of a local presence to make enough people want to read you on a local level,” he said. He went on to add, “Anything else you do on a national or regional level.”Gannett’s flagship publication is USA Today, and it has used that publication’s staff to produce national content for its local products.Gannett this summer became a company that runs newspapers exclusively, having moved all of its television companies into a separate company, Tegna Inc.The merger adds 15 daily and 18 weekly papers to Gannett’s portfolio, according to the news release announcing the move.“The publications of both Gannett and Journal Media Group have a rich history, a commitment to journalism, and a dedication to informing and being active members in the communities we serve,” Robert J. Dickey, president and chief executive officer of Gannett, said in the statement. “Our merger will combine the best of each of our organizations to create a journalism-led, investor-focused company which will provide substantial value to the shareholders of both companies.”Tim Stautberg, president and CEO of Journal Media Group said the “transaction marks a critical next step in the transformation of our industry as we build local media brands that matter at a time when operational scale is a competitive advantage.”Journal Media Group was formed earlier this year, after Journal Communications Inc. of Milwaukee and E.W. Scripps Co. of Cincinnati combined their broadcasting operations under the E.W. Scripps name and spun off newspaper holdings into a separate public entity.—This story has been updated to correct the name of the television spinoff company to Tegna. Gannett Co. acquiring newspapers in Midwest, South with $280 million purchase of Journal Media by Greg Moore, The Associated Press Posted Oct 7, 2015 7:28 pm MDT Last Updated Oct 7, 2015 at 8:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Downtown restaurants welcome patio rule change

New liquor rules going into effect this week could give a boost to struggling downtown Calgary bars and restaurants.The government, through the Alberta Liquor and Gaming Commision, eased restrictions on patios. They’ll now be able to serve alcohol after midnight and until just before closing time.Downtown Business Association Executive Director Maggie Schofield tells 660 NEWS, it’s unlikely there will be noise complaints in the commercial core.“We don’t really envision a lot of issued with it, because we don’t have a terrific amount of residential,” she said. “We might be concerned about areas around hotels, although many of those have patios themselves. So we trust they will be respectful in their operations. And then we have areas like Eau Claire, where there may be some concerns.”She says it will be up to each business to decide if they want to keep their patios open later, but it will hopefully mean higher sales and more money for servers. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Cindy White Posted Aug 13, 2016 8:10 am MDT Downtown restaurants welcome patio rule change (Pexel) read more

Guy Laurence out as president and CEO of Rogers as Q3 profit

Rogers Communications says Guy Laurence has stepped down as president and CEO, less than three years after the former head of Vodafone UK was brought to Canada to turn the company around following a period of lacklustre growth.The early morning announcement Monday of his departure – no reason was given – came minutes before Rogers announced its latest financial report, which showed the company’s third-quarter profit was about 50 per cent lower than during the same time last year despite a slight increase in revenue.Laurence’s replacement will be former Telus CEO Joe Natale, who led the Vancouver-based company during a period when it made customer gains against Rogers in the important mobile communications market.“We have appreciated Guy’s leadership over the last three years,” said Edward Rogers, deputy chairman of Rogers Communications Inc., a company founded by his father Ted.Under Laurence’s stewardship, Rogers finalized a groundbreaking 12-year rights deal with the National Hockey League and underwent a number of management changes that were intended to make the company more nimble.It has also navigated difficult waters in the media industry as a result of an ongoing shift towards digital publication and regulatory changes and competitive challenges that are pressuring the Rogers cable, broadcasting and publishing arms.Until Natale is on board at Rogers, the CEO’s position will be filled on an interim basis by Rogers chairman Alan Horn.“Following the transition, the board will look to Joe to take the company forward and continue the momentum we’ve established in the past couple of years,” Horn said in a statement.“His focus on the customer experience and demonstrated expertise delivering operational success makes him well suited to lead Rogers through the challenges and opportunities ahead.“During the transition, it’s business as usual.”In releasing its results Monday, Rogers said its net income for the quarter was $220 million or 43 cents per share, down from $464 million or 90 cents per share, mainly because of the previously announced shutdown of video streaming service Shomi. Analysts had estimated net income would be 89 cents per share.On the other hand, Rogers said its wireless operation – the main engine for its revenue and profit – had its biggest revenue growth and post-paid customer additions since 2010 with 114,000 net additions.Revenue for the quarter was $3.49 billion, in line with analyst estimates and up three per cent from last year’s $3.38 billion. The only major division to see a decline in revenue was cable, which slipped to $865 million from $871 million.The release of the third-quarter results on Monday was three days ahead of schedule. They had been expected before the opening of markets on Thursday.Rogers Communications is the parent company of this station, and this website. Rogers President and CEO Guy Laurence speaks at the company’s AGM in Toronto on April 21 , 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young by David Paddon, The Canadian Press Posted Oct 17, 2016 7:17 am MDT Last Updated Oct 17, 2016 at 8:54 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Guy Laurence out as president and CEO of Rogers as Q3 profit down read more

People on the Move

first_img As a result, Nancy Valentino, senior vice president of communications and brand development, is leaving Time Inc. after 10 years. Here’s the rest of this week’s people on the move: The company made a handful of moves on the editorial side as well. Matt Bean was named senior vice president of editorial innovation—a new role where he’ll develop new editorial products and content verticals for emerging audiences and through the use of technology. Meanwhile, Henry Goldblatt was promoted to editor of Entertainment Weekly, a step up from his position as deputy editor at People. Will Lee, editor of People.com, was also named digital editorial director for People.com and EW.com. In an effort to enhance its “ability to act and speak as one company,” Time Inc. made a few big changes to the teams that carry out its message Thursday. Diane Harris was appointed as editor of Money. She had been executive editor of the magazine. O, The Oprah Magazine named Julia Fry associate publisher of advertising. Fry had been associate publisher of Condé Nast Traveler most recently. Atlantic Media’s Nextgov has brought on Mohana Ravindranath as a staff correspondent reporting on civilian technology and IT policy. Ravindranath had been at The Washington Post previously.center_img Kevin Gray has been hired as articles editor for Popular Science. Gray had been a contributing editor for Men’s Journal. Town & Country has hired Alex Wiederin as its executive design director. Wiederin was previously at ad agency, Buero New York. Mark Josephson was named vice president and publisher of Midwest Living for Meredith. Josephson had been vice president and chief sales officer for Reader’s Digest Association. Most significantly, Jaison Blair was named senior vice president of investor relations and corporate communications. With the investor relations and corporate communications departments now merged, Teri Everett, executive vice president of corporate communications, is leaving the company. The Daily Beast has named Bill McGarry as its chief revenue officer. McGarry comes to the company after serving as executive director of digital ad sales for Hearst Magazine’s men’s group. Daniel Kile was also promoted as part of the changes, assuming the role of senior vice president, brand communications, a newly-created position. Susan Parkes, senior vice president of marketing at the company, also will temporarily head up comms for People and Entertainment Weekly until a president of the brands is named.last_img read more

Wilmingtons Ametros Announces New Board Of Director Member

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Artemis Emslie has become an independent member of the Board of Directors of Ametros. As a highly regarded thought leader in the industry, she will provide strategic insight and guidance for the company to ensure products and services align with the company’s overall vision.“We are very excited to have Artemis on the board,” said Marques Torbert, the CEO of Ametros. “Her experience as a senior leader of a fast-growing and successful company in our space gives her a unique perspective to add to our board.”Ametros strives to enhance the lives of injured parties with innovative and affordable post-settlement solutions. Ametros focuses heavily on improving the health and well-being of its members ensuring that they live happier, healthier, and more productive lives.“I am thrilled to join the Ametros family and look forward to contributing to its continued success,” said Emslie. “Ametros has established itself as the leader in post-settlement professional administration and continues to bring innovation and settlement solutions to our industry.”With more than 25 years’ experience in the workers’ compensation and group health industries, Emslie has a keen interest in making sure injured parties receive quality health care and pharmacy services. She is the former CEO of myMatrixx (now an Express Scripts company) and led the company’s growth and transformation from a regional pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) serving injured workers and payers into a major, national PBM.Prior to myMatrixx, Emslie held senior leadership positions with several companies before launching Prosperx Solutions, a PBM auditing firm for workers’ compensation insurance providers. She currently works with the University of South Florida’s College of Pharmacy faculty to create an academic program that combines pharmacy doctoral education with business entrepreneurship.Emslie co-founded the Alliance of Women in Workers’ Compensation and serves on its executive board. In addition, she is a past chairman of the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) Core Funders Group. She serves on the board of directors for Paradigm Outcomes as well as on the advisory boards for the Committee for Economic Development, Business Insurance magazine, Kids’ Chance, and WorkCompCentral’s Comp Laude Awards.About AmetrosAmetros is the industry leader in post-settlement medical administration and a trusted partner for thousands of members receiving funds from workers’ compensation and liability settlements. Founded in 2010, Ametros provides post-settlement medical management services with significant medical and pharmacy discounts along with automated payment technology and Medicare reporting tools. Headquartered just north of Boston in Wilmington, Massachusetts, Ametros may be reached at 877.275.7415 or via http://www.ametroscards.com(NOTE: The above press release is from Ametros via BusinessWire.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedBUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s Ametros Launches First Of Its Kind CareGuard Mobile AppIn “Business”BUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s Ametros Announces Promotion Of Nicole Sauk To Chief Financial OfficerIn “Business”BUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s Ametros Appoints Paul Sighinolfi As Senior Managing DirectorIn “Business”last_img read more

Nothing says Apollo 11 crew like a butter sculpture at the state

first_imgLife-size butter sculptures of the Apollo 11 space crew are featured in the 2019 butter display presented by the American Dairy Association Mideast.  American Dairy Association 35 Photos Sci-Tech Armstrong — who was born in Wapakoneta, Ohio — is considered a state icon for his trip to the moon. In addition, Armstrong bought a dairy farm in Ohio after leaving NASA in 1971.  Apollo 11 moon landing: Neil Armstrong’s defining moment Tags If you want to celebrate NASA’s 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 moon landing, you might as well do it with butter.At this year’s Ohio State Fair, visitors can see highly detailed, life-sized butter sculptures of the Apollo 11 moon crew — Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins.There’s also a separate butter sculpture of Armstrong in his spacesuit saluting the American flag while standing near the lunar module Eagle. This story is part of To the Moon, a series exploring humanity’s first journey to the lunar surface and our future living and working on the moon. Apollo 11: 50 years on and still just as weird 7:55 Now playing: Watch this:center_img butter4This butter sculpture of Neil Armstrong in his spacesuit saluting the American flag is downright legen-dairy. Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton/CNET It took 2,200 pounds (998 kilograms) of butter donated by dairy farmers. Steel frames support the weight of the butter.The sculptors worked on the butter sculptures inside a cooler at a temperature of 46 degrees Fahrenheit (7 Celsius) for 400 of the 500 hours it took to make the buttery display, according to a video from the American Dairy Association Mideast. Space fans have until Aug. 4 to see the Apollo 11 butter sculptures on display. “Ohio also has a special connection to that day, as one of our own took the first ever steps on the surface of the moon,” Jenny Hubble, senior vice president of communications for the American Dairy Association Mideast, said in a statement.  Not to be outdone by the humans, there are also the traditional butter sculptures of a cow and her calf in the display. Both the cow and calf are wearing ear tags with the word “Apollo” written on them. More Apollo 11 Poppy Northcutt explains what it’s like to be part of space history Apollo: Missions to the Moon doc creates a virtual time machine Apollo 11’s 50th anniversary: Quick guide to the first moon landing Comment 1 To the Moon Share your voice NASA Spacelast_img read more

Convicted Killer Joshua Wade Claims Three More Murders

first_imgLaw enforcement officials address the media regarding updates in the Joshua Wade case. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN – Anchorage)The Anchorage Police Department and FBI are investigating claims by convicted Anchorage killer Joshua Wade that he is responsible for three additional murders.Listen now:In 2009, Wade pleaded guilty to the 2007 killing of Mindy Schloss and admitted to the 2000 murder of Della Brown.Earlier this year, Wade gave law enforcement officials information about three other murders he claims to have committed.Joshua Wade. (APD photo)Officials believe two cases involve the unsolved murders of 38-year-old John Michael Martin in 1994 and 30-year-old Henry Ongtowasruk in 1999. Wade also says he killed another man the same night he killed Della Brown, though that victim’s identity is unknown.Anchorage Police Detective Sergeant Slav Markiewicz says law enforcement is investigating Wade’s claims and reexamining old evidence.“We keep evidence in every homicide case forever; we don’t dispose of the evidence,” Markiewicz said. “There are new advances in technology, DNA; we may analyze the evidence now in ways that we were not able to do in 1994 or in 2000.”Markiewicz was unable to go into detail about the claims, as the investigation is ongoing.Wade had been attempting to get out of his plea agreement in the Schloss case, which could have sent the case back to trial, but he agreed to drop his request and give law enforcement details on the three additional murders if they agreed to transfer him to a federal facility outside of Alaska.Karen Loeffler, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Alaska, says it’s unclear why Wade requested the transfer.“When the state came to us and the Department of Law and said, ‘Would you be willing to talk to the federal authorities about taking him,’ my answer was, ‘Who cares? He’s never gonna get out of jail. I don’t care where he serves it,’” Loeffler said. “He’s not getting anything that harms the community from us, so if we can get some closure to someone, our position was, work with the Department of Law, see what they want.”“He doesn’t get out of jail, I don’t really care what his motivation is, I just care that he never gets out.”Wade has been transferred to a a maximum-security federal prison in Indiana, where he will serve out the remainder of his life sentence without the possibility of parole.last_img read more

Tk 40m deposited in exCJ Sinhas account

first_imgChief justice Surendra Kumar SinhaTwo businessmen allegedly sent a deposit of Tk 40 million into the accout of former chief justice SK Sinha, who reportedly resigned from the office amid a heightened tension with the government.The amount was said to have been withdrawn from the scam-hit private sector bank, Farmers Bank, before it was deposited at justice Sinha’s bank account.But the officials of the Anti-Corruption Commission declined to make any comment on the matter on record.However, an official concerned confirmed to Prothom Alo that the money was found at SK Sinha’s account.The commission has summonned the two businessmen to appear at on 6 May, according to letters signed by ACC director Syed Iqbal Hossain.The two businessmen have been named as Mohammad Shahjahan and Niranjan Saha.ACC officials said they had taken loans amounting to Tk 40 million from Farmers Bank by showing fake documents.Justice Sinha left the country and resigned from his post from abroad last year following a few allegations raised by the govenrment and a statement issued by the Supreme Court judges.He was widely criticised by the ruling party camp after he had led the issuance of the verdict cancelling the 16th amendment to the constitution.last_img read more

WATCH Video Tour Of Spectacular Holiday Lights In The Heights River Oaks

first_imgGoing out to look at holiday lights? Whether you’re walking, driving or biking… there’s a lot to see.Here’s a taste of what we found lighting up Houston this year.  Sharelast_img

Observed cosmic rays may have come from twomillionyearold supernova

first_img Cosmic mystery deepens with discovery of new ultra-high-energy neutrino © 2015 Phys.org The existence of such a supernova is also intriguing because, in unrelated work, a supernova of the same age and distance has been proposed as the source of rare iron isotopes buried in the Earth’s ocean crusts. The two different sets of data—cosmic rays and iron isotopes—both seem to point to the same exploding star as their source.The scientists, Michael Kachelrieß, et al., have published a paper on the signatures of supernova in cosmic ray spectra in a recent issue of Physical Review Letters.As the researchers explain, it’s difficult to extract information about the sources of cosmic rays from observations. This is partly because the galactic magnetic field that permeates empty space interferes with the cosmic ray trajectories, which makes the cosmic ray energy intensity nearly uniform. In addition, there are likely multiple sources of cosmic rays, and the signals from all of these sources overlap in the cosmic ray spectrum, which makes it difficult to extract signatures of individual sources.Despite these challenges, the researchers explain that the cosmic ray energy spectrum may still have some “memory” of individual sources, which could be encoded in small features. The researchers specifically focused on some of the puzzling features, such as why there are more than expected positrons (antielectrons) above a certain energy level. While these features appear puzzling from the standard perspective of cosmic rays and are often ignored, accounting for them is key for identifying the supernova as a cosmic ray source.”Traditionally in cosmic ray physics, one uses the approximation that the sources of cosmic rays are smoothly distributed in time and space,” Kachelrieß, a physics professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, told Phys.org. “Our paper and the related work show that this approximation should be abandoned. For the understanding of many physical phenomena, it is important to take into account that cosmic rays are accelerated in events which happen only about once per century in our galaxy.”The data also provide a way to constrain the parameters of this source: a source that was older or younger than about two million years, or a source that was nearer or further away than 100 trillion miles, would be inconsistent with the observed spectra. One possibility that the data rules out, for example, is that these high-energy cosmic rays originated from a “superbubble,” which is a region of space that is “blown” by massive star formation and large numbers of supernovae. The only plausible model of the cosmic ray source, according to the data, is an individual supernova.”We are continuing to refine our model for the cosmic ray propagation, extending it, for example, to lower energies,” Kachelrieß said. “This may have also an impact on the predictions of antimatter fluxed from dark matter annihilations or decays. Moreover, we will try with collaborators to calculate the effect of cosmic rays from this local supernova on the Earth’s atmosphere.” Journal information: Physical Review Letters (Phys.org)—High-energy protons, nuclei, and other particles are constantly showering down on Earth’s atmosphere from space, but the origins of these cosmic rays is unknown. One possibility is that the cosmic rays come from supernovae, although the evidence for this claim is limited. Now by analyzing the cosmic ray energy spectrum, scientists have been able to deduce that some high-energy cosmic rays may have originated from a two-million-year-old supernova located roughly 100 trillion miles away. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.center_img Citation: Observed cosmic rays may have come from two-million-year-old supernova (2015, November 6) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-11-cosmic-rays-two-million-year-old-supernova.html More information: M. Kachelrieß, et al. “Signatures of a Two Million Year Old Supernova in the Spectra of Cosmic Ray Protons, Antiprotons, and Positrons.” Physical Review Letters. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.115.181103 This illustration of the region surrounding our Solar System shows the estimated location of the two-million-year-old supernova, lying close to the galactic magnetic field, that may have been the source for some high-energy cosmic rays observed today. Credit: Michael Kachelrieß, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) Explore furtherlast_img read more