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first_imgTwelve labourers were killed while 30 others injured when a mini truck overturned and fell into a roadside ditch while negotiating a curve, a police official said.Eight persons died on the spot, Jabalpur SP Mahendra Singh Sikarwar told PTI.“Twelve labourers including eight women were killed when the mini truck overturned while heading towards a village in the district and fell into a ditch,” mr. Sikarwar said.The injured persons have been rushed to a hospital.Further details are awaited.last_img read more

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first_imgA renowned Indian-origin orthopaedic surgeon has been awarded the prestigious Hunterian Professorship and Medal for 2017 by UK’s Royal College of Surgeons for his research on stem cells in articular cartilage repair. Related Itemslast_img

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first_imgLakers win 9th straight, hold off Pelicans A 6-0 run by the Road Warriors, who played the second half of the fourth without import Wayne Chism, gave them the a 92-87 cushion amid the Aces’ repeated to steal the win in the final moments of the game.“We caught a big fish, Alaska is one of the best teams, they’re a hard team especially with their pieces,” said head coach Guiao, whose team had an overall 13-game skid dating back to the Philippine Cup. “This is a good win for us, and we need situations like this where we can build character.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“We’re already looking forward to the next conference and we just have to keep gelling and build confidence.”Things went into seesaw motion in the fourth quarter with both teams exchanging baskets until the 6:19 mark of the period when Wayne Chism’s jumper gave NLEX an 86-82 lead. That, however, proved to be Chism’s final field goal as he fouled out with 5:20 remaining in the game.Alaska was able to score five unanswered points to take a 87-86 lead with 3:50 remaining on a layup from Simon Enciso before NLEX took over for good.Chism had a team-high 22 points to go along six rebounds for NLEX while JR Quiñahan added 16 points, seven boards, four assists, and two blocks off the bench.Juami Tiongson also had 16 points while Kevin Alas had 11 points to help the Road Warriors.Cory Jefferson had 36 points and 20 boards to lead the Aces.ADVERTISEMENT The scores:NLEX 100 – Chism 22, Tiongson 16, Quinahan 16, Alas 11, Al-Hussaini 9, Mallari 7, Monfort 6, Soyud 5, Rios 4, Lastimosa 2, Baracael 2, Ighalo 0, Taulava 0.ALASKA 92 – Jefferson 36, Manuel 17, Abueva 12, Casio 10, Racal 5, Banchero 3, Thoss 2, Enciso 2, Exciminiano 2, Mendoza 2, Pascual 1, Cruz 0, Galliguez 0, Hontiveros 0.Quarterscores: 18-35, 51-48, 76-75, 100-92. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES More than 5,000 measles deaths in DR Congo this year — WHO ‘Coming Home For Christmas’ is the holiday movie you’ve been waiting for, here’s why Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games LOOK: J.R. Smith, wife bring home premature daughter after 5 months in hospital MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAfter 10 tries, NLEX finally earned its first win in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup, pulling off a huge upset victory over Alaska, 100-92, Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Road Warriors, who are already eliminated from playoff contention, improved to 1-9 and while the Aces saw their losing streak continue to five games and dropped to 4-5.ADVERTISEMENT South Korea to suspend 25% of coal plants to fight pollution SEA Games: PH beats Indonesia, enters gold medal round in polo LOOK: Vhong Navarro’s romantic posts spark speculations he’s marrying longtime GF View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgBy Philem Dipak Singh New Delhi, June 28 (PTI) The All India Football Federation today made it clear that restructuring of the countrys league system was necessary to make the clubs commercially more viable. In an interview with PTI, AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das lamented the current state, saying that an overhaul was imperative to take the game forward in the country. Salgaocar and Sporting Clube de Goa last week pulled out of the I-League in protest against the AIFFs decision to make Indian Super League the top league while proposing League 1 and League 2 respectively for the existing top and second division teams. Das said that most of the proposals put forward by the federation on May 17, after discussions with the clubs and other stakeholders, will be implemented and a restructuring of the domestic league was needed after the “commercial failure” of the I-League. He, however, said that the proposals were not final and changes can be made after taking into account inputs and suggestions from the clubs and other stakeholders. “Nothing was happening in the I-League. It was a product simply not accepted by the market for whatever reasons it may have been. So, we have to look for a financially and commercially sustainable model. We feel that these new proposals are the way to go forward if football has to progress in the country. I am confident that the new structure, with the support of all clubs, can really be a game changer for Indian club football,” Das said. “Clubs have folded up because of unsustainable financial models and thats why we want to ensure that they are sustainable to survive. If people take decisions emotionally, it does not make sense. It is for the good of Indian football,” he added. The clubs felt that the two-season old ISL, promoted jointed by the AIFF, its commercial partner IMG-Reliance and Star Sports, has dumped the I-League to the second tier due to its financial power. But Das praised IMG-Reliance for giving Indian football the visibility which has been missing for a long time. “I am really thankful to IMG-Reliance that they came in to support Indian football in such a big way. With their support we managed to put the broadcast of I-League back on a main stream sports channel (Ten Sports). The ISL has also given a huge booster dose to Indian football in terms of spectator attendance and TV ratings. “The cascading effect of this was visible immediately in the I-league as well as the 2nd division. People must understand that Indian football is in an investment stage and the returns can only come in if we all do the right things together. I sometimes see silly statements like our marketing partner was trying to sideline AIFF and taking control. PTI PDS AH AHadvertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgLionel Messi Messi will only get better, says Puyol Nicholas McGee Last updated 2 years ago 19:45 30/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Lionel Messi Barcelona Getty Lionel Messi Barcelona Primera División The Argentine has won it all in his time at Barcelona, but the former defender expects him to improve even further in his 30s Carles Puyol believes Lionel Messi can continue to improve, as the Argentina superstar gets set to surpass the former Barcelona captain for appearances at the club.Messi is level with Puyol on 593 and is poised to move on to 594 when Barca welcome Las Palmas to Camp Nou on Sunday.Barcelona 10/3 to beat Las Palmas 2-0 Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A five-time Ballon d’Or winner who has eight Liga titles and four Champions League trophies to his name, Messi has little left to achieve at Barca.And, while he has agreed a new contract at the club, the deal has yet to be made official, amid rumoured dissatisfaction at Barca following Neymar’s world-record move to Paris Saint-Germain.There has even been talk of the 30-year-old Messi potentially leaving Barca, but Puyol is hopeful he will remain in Catalonia for some time yet.”Leo is going very fast. I hope that he plays 500 more matches for the good of football and if it can be in Barcelona that would be even better,” Puyol told Mundo Deportivo.”He is very complete, dominates many facets of the game and is sure to continue to grow and contribute more.”He has won everything, is for me the best in history, and to continue with this desire to improve and to win is priceless. “I think 28-30 years is the best age for a footballer because you are mature, you understand the game better, you know what you want, you know how to take care of yourself, and so I think we have many years of Leo Messi.”Barca are unbeaten in La Liga and the Champions League this season and Puyol has been impressed with Ernesto Valverde’s men.Asked how he views Barca this campaign: “I see them very well and they are winning everything.”The result is important but I also see the team well, eager, with good attitude and that is what is important.”Xavi holds the Barca appearance record with 767.last_img read more

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first_imgTransfers Frankfurt hero Rebic hints at Bayern move: It’s hard to say no! Hrvoje Tironi 17:30 5/23/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Ante Rebic Frankfurt 2017-18 Getty Images Transfers Eintracht Frankfurt Bayern München v Eintracht Frankfurt Bayern München DFB Pokal Bundesliga The striker scored twice in the DFB-Pokal final as the Bundesliga champions were stunned by a 3-1 defeat Eintracht Frankfurt’s DFB-Pokal hero Ante Rebic has suggested he would find it difficult to turn down any approach from the team he conquered, Bayern Munich.Rebic opened the scoring in the final before Robert Lewandowski pegged Frankfurt back. The Croatia international would not be denied, however, and gave Frankfurt the lead in the final 10 minutes, with Mijat Gacinovic applying the finishing touch in injury time to give the underdogs a shock 3-1 win.The result marked Niko Kovac’s final victory in charge of Frankfurt, with the manager, ironically, set to become Bayern manager from July 1. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now And Rebic, who has scored nine goals this season and will head to the World Cup with Croatia this summer, admits it would be difficult to turn down the opportunity to follow his current manager to Bavaria.”Niko Kovac and I have always been a good match,” he told Goal. “We were in the U-21 team, and in the A class. I enjoy working under him, Thanks to him, he is going to Bayern and we will see what a new season will bring.”I’m not even thinking about it [a transfer]. Now I just want to rest well, the season has been long and arduous. Bayern? You all know, it’s hard to resist the call of a large club like Bayern.”Frankfurt finished the season in eighth, while Bayern won the Bundesliga by a yawning gap of 21 points from second-placed Schalke 04.last_img read more

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first_imgPhone: Maree (02) 6285 2703 The final hit out for the NTS squads before the All Nations tournament in October. Email: techsupport@austouch.com.aulast_img

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first_imgkyler murray looks to pass at the college football playoffMIAMI, FL – DECEMBER 29: Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners carries the ball in the third quarter during the College Football Playoff Semifinal against the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)Despite not being able to attend the Senior Bowl, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray is still generating buzz around the NFL.The Heisman Trophy winner is undoubtedly one of the most polarizing prospects in recent memory. Instead of joining the Oakland Athletics to pursue his MLB career, the dual-threat quarterback made the decision to continue playing football.Although there are several critics that believe Murray will slide in the upcoming NFL Draft, it sounds like Jon Gruden won’t be one of those doubters.Gruden needs to make an important decision at quarterback for the Oakland Raiders this offseason.The Raiders can either give Derek Carr another season as their leader under center or they can draft another signal-caller.Regardless of the decision that Gruden makes in the coming months, it’s obvious that he believes players like Murray belong in the NFL.From Yahoo! Sports:“I used to think that a lot until I saw Drew Brees twice a year in Tampa, then I met Russell Wilson coming out of N.C. State, and now I’m watching this kid Murray at Oklahoma,” Gruden said. “I’m putting away all the prototypes that I once had. I used to have a prototype for hand size, height, arm length, all that stuff. We’re looking for guys that can play and do a lot of different things. They come in all shapes and sizes nowadays.”These comments might hint at Oakland possibly drafting Murray, but Gruden has also shown interest in Duke prospect Daniel Jones.Baker Mayfield proved this season that teams shouldn’t shy away from quarterbacks based on height. He turned the Cleveland Browns into a team fighting for a playoff spot in a matter of months.It’ll be worth monitoring the NFL Combine to see how Murray performs on such a big stage, as the only true knock on the 5-foot-10 star is his actual stature.last_img read more

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first_imgMinister of Justice, Senator the Hon. Mark Golding, says a strategy has been developed to address the backlog in the nation’s courts, which he intends to take to Cabinet soon. Senator Golding was responding to concerns expressed in the Senate today (April 19), during the debate on the Committal Proceedings Act. The Backlog Reduction Strategy was developed out of the 2007 Justice Reform Taskforce report. Senator Golding said that once Cabinet approves the measures, “I intend to speak to it publicly and you will see some of the different (processes) that we are planning to take to try and address the issues, which were raised.” The legislation, which was passed, seeks to abolish preliminary enquiries in Resident Magistrates courts, and provide for committal proceedings. The objective is to alleviate or reduce problems related to inordinate delay, high legal costs and the unavailability of witnesses to give evidence. Opposition Senator, Alexander Williams, while supporting the bill, noted that it will lead to an increase in the caseload in the Supreme Court. “So, it means whereas, before, the Resident Magistrate would be a kind of a clearing house for cases for which a preliminary enquiry would be the appropriate procedure, the clearing house in effect, is now going to take place in the Supreme Court. This, I think, is something we have to tackle when this becomes law,” he stated. Government Senator, K. D. Knight, while expressing similar concerns, said he has not heard of any criticism of the committal proceeding process or seen any judgement of the higher court that has worked to the disadvantage of the accused persons.   “The comfort I take from that is that it can work properly, so it is for our personnel, who are involved in the process, to ensure that it works,” he stated. He also expressed pleasure at plans by Senator Golding to institute a training programme, noting that it will provide the opportunity for stakeholders to familiarise themselves with the legislation. Minister Golding had stated that the bill would be brought into effect after some training on its provisions. With the passage of the legislation in the Upper House, it will now be sent to the House of Representatives for approval. CONTACT: LATONYA LINTONlast_img read more

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first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license The US Port of Galveston has finalized a new agreement with cruise company Disney Cruise Line, extending preferential berthing agreement rights at the port for an additional 10 years.The agreement also includes an option to renew two additional five year periods effective November 1, 2018.As informed, the new agreement outlines plans for a shared cruise terminal that will accommodate a ship equal to or larger than the Disney Magic/Disney Wonder class of vessel.Additionally, it is projected that Disney will nearly double its sailings over the first five years of the potential 20-year agreement. The cruise line has three new cruise ships on order at Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany, slated for delivery in 2021, 2022 and 2023, respectively.“September 22, 2012 marked the first time ever that a Disney Cruise Line ship set sail from the State of Texas with the maiden voyage of Disney Wonder. The port has been seasonal homeport to both Disney Wonder and Disney Magic ever since,” Rodger Rees, Port of Galveston CEO/Port Director, commented. “We are proud to be one of the few selected homeports for Disney Cruise Line,” Rees added.“As we plan to expand our fleet and introduce new experiences and entertainment aboard our ships, we couldn’t be more excited to extend our commitment with the Port of Galveston,” Jeff Vahle, president of Disney Signature Experiences and Disney Cruise Line, said.last_img read more

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Rabat – International media reported that Malaysia Sultan Muhammad V announced his intention to abdicate the throne, a decision unprecedented in the country’s history.The Malaysian palace confirmed the decision, but has yet to issue a statement explaining the King’s reason.The 49-year-old sultan held the throne for two years and had another 3 years left to reign before the throne rotated. The country’s rulers are expected  meet to decide on the next leader. Read Also: Russian Beauty Queen Marries Malaysia’s King Mohammed VIn December 2018, photos of the Malaysian King marrying Miss Moscow 2015, Oksana Voevodina, went viral. The wedding was reportedly held at a concert hall in Barvikha, a village in Moscow.The wedding reportedly did not serve alcohol and all food was halal, cooked according to Islamic law.The 25-year-old wife of the resigned king converted to Islam in April 2018. In a photo posted to Twitter last year, Voevodina posed in a hijab with her husband.Despite the release of photos of the sultan’s marriage to  Miss Moscow 2015, to international news outlets, including The National, many are still calling the marriage a rumor because royal officials have not released a statement confirming the marriage. read more

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6 August 2009The rush to produce a vaccine to fight the spread of the influenza A(H1N1) virus will not jeopardize the safety or effectiveness of any new drug, the United Nations health agency said today in a bid to reassure the public after concerns were raised in the media. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the “regulatory procedures in place for the licensing of pandemic vaccines, including procedures for expediting regulatory approval, are rigorous and do not compromise safety or quality controls.”To have the greatest impact, vaccines need to be available quickly and in large quantities as they are among the most effective medical interventions for reducing illness and deaths during a pandemic, WHO said in a news release.In preparation for a flu outbreak in 2007, WHO examined ways to fast-track the approval of pandemic vaccines with the help of health officials, regulatory authorities and vaccine manufacturers.The agency sought to shorten the time between the emergence of a pandemic virus and the availability of safe and effective vaccines, while maintaining regulatory control and setting out in detail precautions to guarantee the quality, safety, and effectiveness of the drugs.WHO noted that in some cases, vaccines are not regarded by regulatory authorities as entirely new, as they build on existing technology used to produce inoculations for seasonal influenza, procedures for testing and regulatory control, and safety data. It stressed that flu vaccines have been used for more than 60 years and have an established record of safety in all age groups, and although some serious adverse effects have been reported. WHO said they are rare and expected during a pandemic when a vaccine is administered on a massive scale.“Time constraints mean that clinical data at the time when pandemic vaccines are first administered will inevitably be limited,” said WHO. “Further testing of safety and effectiveness will need to take place after administration of the vaccine has begun.”WHO calculates that completing the steps involved in developing a new vaccine from start – obtaining a virus sample – to finish, when the first supplies of the approved vaccine available for use, takes around five to six months. read more

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Syria is “calling once more for our mobilization and intervention,” said President Hollande, underlining that the civil war has to date killed more than 250,000 people. He recalled that the “Syrian tragedy” follows an uprising which sought to undermine the “dictatorship of Bashar Al-Assad.”Moreover, he stated that eight million people haven’t just fled a war – “they’ve fled Bashar Al-Assad’s regime – the same regime which dropped bombs on innocent civilians.”“It is not because terrorists massacre, loot, and rape that there should be pardon or amnesty for the regime that created the situation,” the French President continued. With 80 per cent of Syrian refugees fleeing to other countries of the global South, “it is the poor and most vulnerable who are hosting the poor and most vulnerable”, he said, underlining that European countries should do more.He insisted that the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the World Food Programme (WFP) must be provided the means to ensure the necessary support, and refugees must be allowed to work in their host countries. He further announced that France is contributing €100 million to WFP for refugees in countries neighbouring Syria. Meanwhile, President Hollande saluted the immense progress accomplished by the United Nations since its creation 70 years ago, while noting that unfortunately the world is still challenged by many conflicts.Enumerating many natural disasters caused by climate change, he said the upcoming climate change conference in Paris must answer the question: “Is humankind capable of deciding to preserve life on the planet?” while noting some progress, singling out recent commitments made by the United States and China.Furthermore, he said he favoured a global climate agreement, differentiating the responsibilities of each country, and laid out three conditions for success in Paris: every country must make commitments on emission reductions; a review mechanism must be established to allow for revisions every five years; and developed countries should fulfil their commitments to developing countries by ensuring $100 billion in support. In addition, he announced France will increase its annual funding for climate from €3 billion to €5 billion to be disbursed, not as loans, but as grants. read more

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Ohio State freshman forward Dorka Juhasz shoots a jumper in practice. Credit: Daniel McNatt | Lantern ReporterThe Ohio State women’s basketball team opened the season Tuesday night against No. 22  South Florida, falling in defeat with a final score of 71-47.South Florida freshman point guard Sydney Harvey, senior wing Kitija Laksa and freshman center Beatriz Jordao were constant thorns in the side of the Buckeyes Tuesday night, pouring in 50 of the 71 points with a combined 15-17 on free throw attempts, signifying the Buckeyes jitters and possible lack of discipline on defense to begin the season. The Buckeyes committed over 20 fouls in the game, some on calls that left the players visibly frustrated, but redshirt senior guard Carly Santoro recognizes the importance of fighting through those moments. “Once you get in foul trouble it takes away from your aggressiveness,” Santoro said. “That’s what was happening. But we have to learn how to play through that because not every game are we gonna be able to go out there and play as physical as we want. We have to learn how the refs are calling that game and go out and adjust accordingly.” Through the first four minutes, the Buckeyes looked frustrated during a sequence which seemingly needed to be saved with a timeout, as the team committed four fouls along with a travel call on freshman forward Dorka Juhasz. The frustrations continued as the Buckeyes went into the second quarter trailing 21-11. Ohio State head coach Kevin McGuff’s team continued to fight through the second quarter during a stretch lasting until 2:11 left in the half in which the Bulls offense didn’t score a FG for over five minutes, but the Buckeyes shot 25.8 percent from the field in the first half compared to 33.3 percent from USF.Ohio State went into the half down 37-19, its largest deficit of the night to that point. Juhasz earned a double-double in her first collegiate game with a 10-point, 10-rebound effort in the opener, but said she sees more room for improvement. “I think everybody was nervous. It was the first game,” Juhasz said. “It’s like a whole new team. So I think it was just about that, and sometimes our concentration was not really on point, but I feel that like we can really improve on that.”The Buckeyes went on a 6-0 scoring run in the fourth quarter to cut the deficit to 63-43. In the end, the Bulls handedly defeated the Buckeyes by 24 points. Ohio State faces Detroit Mercy on Friday at 7 p.m read more

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first_img Living alone can be scary, especially if you sit on your own and watch videos about numbers stations and ghost stories at night on YouTube. But it also can make you a prime candidate, in the eyes of criminals. For men and women alike, it could be dangerous to live alone, if the right ne’er-do-well decides to come preying on you. That’s why a cheeky new product called the ‘Man on the Curtain’ system in Japan is hoping to prevent. It’s a strange new projector that works via smartphone to project an image of a man on your curtain so that, to others looking in, it seems like you have a man in your home.The apartment management company Leo Palace 21 is the brains behind this operation, which you can see in the video below. The system creates a silhouette onto your curtains, which makes it seem as though there’s a man doing various activities inside. There are 12 different options, including a boxer, a martial artist, a bodybuilder, sports fan, man vacuuming, doing the laundry, and even a man doing yoga. There are plenty of different activities to choose from, in the event you need help making it seem like you don’t live alone.Each video runs on 30 minutes with various motions, so you have several hours of routines for your “shadow man” to get up to while you go about your business. It’s actually a pretty ingenious system, but you’d have to have light curtains to make it work, of course. This is a pretty awesome invention, especially if you’re consistently faced with situations where you need to make it look like someone’s home and about. While the system isn’t up for grabs for you to just purchase on your own just yet, it looks like something the general public (and outside of Japan) could really use. Launchpad Blaze Postpones JAXA’s Cargo Ship Launch to ISSJapan’s Hayabusa-2 Probe Packs Up Space Rock Cargo From Asteroid Ryugu Stay on targetcenter_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target ‘NBA 2K20’ Reveals Star-Studded Story ModeNBA’s App-Controlled ‘Smart Jersey’ Can Change Your Player Name and Number center_img As reported last year, the National Basketball Association and Take-Two Interactive are teaming up to create the first organized video game league operated by a professional U.S. sports league: The NBA 2K League.Posted on Phys.org, this league will be very much like the NBA. Expect a regular season, playoffs, and even a draft overseen by commissioner Adam Silver. The season runs for 17 weeks. This includes a 15-week regular season, followed by two playoffs and three independent tournaments. Players will compete for a total prize pool of $1 million. At the time of this writing, seventeen out of the NBA’s 30 franchises will field teams of six players. Each athlete will receive a salary between $32,000 and $35,000. That is in addition to their compensation.“What’s so exciting today is we’ll be welcoming a new generation of athletes, of NBA players, into this league,” said Adam Silver. “It’s a different set of physical skills certainly, but to watch these gamers/athletes compete, what I’ve read about their training regimens they go through, it’s incredibly hard work.”Players/athletes were selected from an open casting held for those who’ve won 50 games of NBA 2K’s Pro-AM setting (the hardest difficulty). To test their skills, participants had to play 40 matches at a specific position with a predefined profile and physical capabilities. From 72,000 hopefuls, 102 made the cut. They then entered a draft which decided the composition of the 17 teams.Who is this league meant for? NBA officials want to bring in three types of audiences: NBA 2K players, esports fans, and of course, folks who watch basketball. That is an audience consisting of over a billion people, so this virtual league has the potential to blow up rather quickly. If this takes off, many will no doubt tune into Twitch to check out the games. The first game launches tonight with Pistons GT at 5 pm.last_img read more

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first_imgKrzysztof Piatek admitted he was not astonished by his own standards in his full Milan debut against Napoli claiming “I expected a night like this, but it’s just the start.”The former Genoa striker capped his first start in the Rossoneri jersey with a brace in the opening 27 minutes of a 2-0 Coppa Italia quarter-final victory.And he went on to promise the Rossoneri fans of more nights like this as he aims for a prolific career in Milan.FT: Milan 2-0 NapoliYou could not have asked for a better team performance. You could not have asked for a better starting debut for Piatek. Milan are through to the semi finals of the Coppa Italia.#ForzaMilan 🔴⚫ pic.twitter.com/g6mjDzGT0P— TheMilanBible (@TheMilanBible) January 29, 2019Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“I expected a night like this. I said that I was ready and I got a brace, but this is just the start,” Piatek told Football Italia via Milan TV.“Both goals were great, even if they were different. Before the game I spoke to Diego Laxalt and Fabio Borini, asking them to give me the ball high and long, because I prefer it that way.“On the second goal, I had to take on Koulibaly, but it went well. I am already thinking about the next game with Roma and hope the rapport with my teammates is even stronger by then.“I felt good tonight and it was marvellous playing at San Siro.”#Piatek first milan goal 🔫🔫❤️🖤-Y creds @TVACM pic.twitter.com/qU6JjrW15y— ACMilanSwiss (@AcMilanSwiss) January 29, 2019last_img read more

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first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, June 20, 2017 – Nassau –  The Ministry of Education held the inaugural High School Diploma graduation ceremony for New Providence district schools June 14 at the Thomas A. Robinson National stadium.   Over 900 students from the four districts graduated having met the Ministry’s requirements, which not only nurtured the academic facet of the student’s life but also promoted holistic development.All students achieved at least a 2.0 grade point average, and in addition to achieving academic stipulations, completed job readiness and community service programmes, and maintained 90 percent attendance/punctuality.    Minister of Education the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd (at podium) admonished the graduates to be their best and to become certified in their chosen fields.Graduating students are pictured marching into the stadium.(BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna) Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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first_imgMeredith Corporation has become the latest magazine publisher to reduce its workforce, today cutting 60 jobs and opting not to fill 60 open positions. Twenty of the layoffs come from its magazine business, a Meredith spokesperson tells FOLIO:.The layoffs are “very selective,” according to the spokesperson, and include staffers in editorial, sales, production, digital imaging and other areas. About a third of the eliminated positions are from Meredith’s book division while the other third are from its broadcasting division. The 60 open positions being eliminated are company-wide, the spokesperson says.Meredith attributes the cuts to soft retail sales, noting also that fiscal fourth quarter 2008 advertising revenues are down about 15 percent from the same quarter in 2007. The layoffs were announced as part of a release about the publisher’s acquisition of Big Communications, a Ferndale, Michigan-based pharmaceutical and biotech marketing firm. Big Communications will operate as a division of Meredith Integrated Marketing, the company’s custom marketing unit. According to the spokesperson, the acquisition helps Meredith increase non-advertising sources of revenue and opens a new area for the company in the b-to-b space. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.Earlier this week, Reed Business Information eliminated 41 positions company-wide as part of a restructuring effort.last_img read more

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first_img ADC AUTHOR The Senate’s approved version of the annual NDAA last Thursday includes significant repair and recovery funding for military installations that have suffered major extreme weather damage over the past year.The bill, which authorizes a $750 billion fiscal 2020 defense topline, includes several new funding provisions that would aid installations in Nebraska toward repairing severe flooding damage, the Omaha World-Herald reported Friday.This spring Offutt Air Force Base suffered extensive damage from major Missouri River flooding in March, as has On Base has reported.According to Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, the Senate’s NDAA would authorize:$340 million for disaster recovery at military installations such as Offutt Air Force Base.$7.2 million intended to clean up and rebuild the Nebraska National Guard’s flooded Camp Ashland.$247 million to determine the scope of rebuilding installations such as Offutt.In addition funding targeted for Nebraska installation repairs, the Senate NDAA would also provide another $1.27 billion in construction funding for Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., My Panhandle reported Friday.Tyndall and its nearby communities, which were severely damaged by Hurricane Michael last fall, have worked through the challenging recovery process from the devastating Category 5 storm, as highlighted earlier this spring in an ADC video.Photo provided by Tech. Sgt R. Denise Mommenslast_img read more

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