Who’ll replace Romeo?

first_imgQC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort GALLERY: Askren, Aoki face off for ONE: Immortal Pursuit Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES That game will be played Down Under, and so will the return match against the Taiwanese also in February. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Andray Blatche, June Mar Fajardo, Japeth Aguilar and Calvin Abueva will lead Reyes’ frontline against Japan, which is also tall and agile because of Takeuchi and Brown.Reyes would have to decide on whether or not to include Kevin Alas on the roster since the other guard he has in the pool, Kiefer Ravena, seems to be a shoo-in owing to very impressive showings ever since making the Gilas team in the Jones Cup last July.Jayson Castro, twice voted as Asia’s best point guard, could slide into the No. 2 spot, which also gives Reyes the option to include Alas in the team as a back-up to Ravena.After the Friday game, Team PH returns home the following day and will play Chinese-Taipei on Monday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Philippines is shooting for no less than a sweep of its first two games for the momentum heading into a clash with world power Australia in February.ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Photo from Fiba.comChot Reyes makes the final three cuts in his 15-man pool Thursday on the eve of Gilas Pilipinas’ first round clash with Japan in the Fiba Asia World Cup Qualifying series at Komazawa Olympic gym in Tokyo.Team Philippines has been in the Japanese capital since Tuesday as Reyes and his staff continue to figure out which best 12-man team can compete with the hosts that will be bannered by naturalized player Ira Brown and talented center Joji Takeuchi.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH The match against the Japanese is set at 7 p.m. (6 p.m. in Manila), and the Philippines will be playing that game without its leading scorer in the last Fiba Asia Cup, Terrence Romeo.Romeo did not make the trip because of a nagging leg injury, and Reyes would have to find the right combination that would come up with the 17.8-point average that the 5-foot-10 point guard churned out in Lebanon.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Not yet, we’re still deciding,” Reyes said in a text message to the Inquirer Wednesday afternoon, one day ahead of the Fiba deadline.The team managers’ meeting, slated Thursday afternoon, is the final day for both teams to decide as Japan will also trim down a 14-man pool. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion View commentslast_img read more

There is no one who can replace Dhoni till 2019 WC: Sehwag

first_imgBy Kushan Sarkar New Delhi, Aug 27 (PTI) The jury is still out on whether Mahendra Singh Dhoni should be a part of 2019 World Cup squad but Virender Sehwag strongly feels that the Indian team is “yet to find suitable replacement” of the former skipper. “I dont think anyone can replace Dhoni at this point of time. Rishabh Pant is good but he would also need time to replace him. But that can only happen after 2019. Its then when we should think about Dhonis replacement. Till then let Pant gain experience,” Sehwag told PTI during an exclusive interview. For one of Indias greatest match-winners of all time, cricket lovers should pray that Dhoni remains as fit as he is currently rather than focus on his lean patch with the bat. “We should not worry about whether Dhoni is scoring runs or not. We should only pray that MS Dhoni is fit till 2019 World Cup. The experience that he has in the middle and the lower middle order, no one has that,” said Sehwag, who is a part of Star Sports panel for the upcoming limited overs series against Australia. For Sehwag, Dhonis entire career is a definition of cycle of life. “Like life, the beauty of sports is that no two periods are identical. You will have to deal with it. There are days when you make runs and there will be a dry spell. Like in business, every year you dont make profits,” he said. There is a school of thought that KL Rahul could be seen with big gloves in case Dhoni is found wanting but Nawab of Najafgarh is completely against that idea. “I would never want a guy, who is not a natural keeper. Its not keeping 20 overs in Indian Premier League. During a 50-over match, one missed stumping or missed catch can change the course of the match. Its not a risk worth taking,” said Sehwag. The swashbuckling opener wants middle-order batsmen to be given more chances so that everyone has close to 100-match experience by the time World Cup begins. The core team should be set at least one year before the World Cup. “The middle-order that would play in the World Cup along with the bowlers should be given enough opportunities, so by the time of World Cup, they should have played close to 100 ODIs each. They should be ready to handle each and every challenging situation thrown at them,” he said. “Experience always enables you to handle pressure better. They can then win you matches in crunch situations. If they are not given that many chances, they could be the weak link. Next 3-6 months, I hope that the core is set.” Sehwag, a veteran of 104 Tests and 251 ODIs, would ideally like to see either Yuvraj Singh or Suresh Raina in the England bound World Cup squad. “Let one of the middle-order slot be given to one of them while the other slot may be rotated between Kedar Jadhav and Manish Pandey. In that way, you also have given these guys experience while one seasoned player is also there in the set-up,” he observed. Asked about rested Ravichandran Ashwin playing County cricket for Worcestershire, Sehwag felt that ideally he should have been rested after bowling close to 200 overs in three Tests against Sri Lanka. “I thought that he was being given a break as he has bowled a lot in the Test series. Ideally, he should have been given rest but then its a decision that Ashwin and team management needed to take. I dont know whats in their minds. “May be they are focussing on winning the Test series in England next year and if thats the case, then so be it.” Asked about the upcoming limited overs series against Australia, Sehwag said that it will be a tough one considering quality of the opposition. “Australia always gives a tough fight and thats why every player wants to perform against Australia. When you perform against Australia, England and South Africa, you automatically earn more respect. I expect players to be charged up,” he signed off. PTI KHS AT KHSadvertisementlast_img read more

Rangers Join St. Louis For Mom’s Funeral

first_imgLAVAL, Quebec — New York Rangers coaches and players joined star forward Martin St. Louis at his mother’s funeral outside Montreal on May 18.Former Tampa Bay Lightning teammate Steven Stamkos and Hall of Famer Guy Lafleur also attended.“It was a very personal matter for Marty,” Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh said. “We just wanted to be there to support him and his family. He’s been tremendous through this whole process. It’s great to have someone like that on our squad.”His mother, France St. Louis, died suddenly three days before Mother’s Day in the middle of the Rangers’ series against the Pittsburgh Penguins. She was 63.St. Louis didn’t miss a game and provided a lift to his teammates as they battled back from a 3-1 deficit to win the series.Then the Rangers beat the Montreal Canadiens 7-2 on May 17 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final, with St. Louis scoring the opening goal early in the first period. The series resumes May 19 in Montreal.New York coach Alain Vigneault’s voice cracked as he described the service.“The New York Rangers family has been touched by a little Quebec family in a deep, profound way,” he said. “It was a very emotional, very moving time for our team to have the opportunity to be there and share that with Marty and his family.“Marty took the podium and shared some incredible moments. It was a deep message. It was a challenging day for us.”Center Brad Richards, who won a Stanley Cup with St. Louis when they played together with the Lightning, said the 38-year-old scoring star has bonded with his new teammates during this difficult time. St. Louis joined the Rangers at the March 5 NHL trade deadline.“I think it’s going to help just to get his mind off two things: trying to play and then trying to make sure he’s doing all the right things for his family and his dad, and do what his mom would want,” Richards said. “We all know this will probably hit him when hockey is over and he has time to reflect.“But he’s done an unbelievable job keeping everything together and helping his sister and his dad get through this. You wouldn’t expect anything else.”A handful of hockey fans watched as the Rangers dismounted from the team bus and entered the Laval funeral home.Habs fan Jeff Quinn, who drove from Saint John, New Brunswick, with his girlfriend to see the May 17, said he’s always admired St. Louis and came to pay his respects.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Marcus Rashford strike helps Manchester United beat Leicester City

first_imgManchester United striker Marcus Rashford scored on his 100th Premier League appearance on Sunday to secure a 1-0 win over Leicester City that kept interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s dream start going at his old club.Having missed a simple header early on, Rashford made up for it in the eighth minute when he latched onto a lovely dink from Paul Pogba over the Leicester defence to smash the ball past Kasper Schmeichel from close range.The victory moved United onto 48 points, two adrift of Chelsea in fourth place, while Leicester stayed 11th on 32.100 @PremierLeague appearances.21 years old.@MarcusRashford pic.twitter.com/sSu6uTnbR2Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 3, 2019A tough away game today, but 3 points is 3 points pic.twitter.com/GZonQXxlD9Ashley Young (@youngy18) February 3, 2019Twenty-one-year-old Rashford is the youngest player to reach a century of top-flight appearances for Manchester United since Ryan Giggs in December 1993.A hard-fought victory for #MUFC today! Here’s what Ole had to say… pic.twitter.com/B60ZLB3rZWManchester United (@ManUtd) February 3, 2019He and Pogba have been in superb form since former Manchester United favourite Solskjaer took over at Old Trafford from the sacked Jose Mourinho in December, guiding the club to nine wins and a draw in all competitions.WGet more post-match reaction to #MUFC’s win in our Official App: https://t.co/cAfUKVLM5x pic.twitter.com/sqBkh9kVgOManchester United (@ManUtd) February 3, 2019After being second best in the first half, Leicester came roaring back in the second, and should have equalised.advertisementJamie Vardy’s 61st minute overhead volley was clawed away by David de Gea, and Rachid Ghezzal’s 77th minute free kick was flying in before the Spanish goalkeeper tipped it over.Also Watch:last_img read more

Hall Of Fame NFL Executive Defends Kyler Murray On Twitter

first_imgformer oklahoma quarterback kyler murray at the orange bowlMIAMI, FL – DECEMBER 29: Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners reacts after losing to the Alabama Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)Considering Kyler Murray could potentially be the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft, it is understandable that he’ll be looked at under a microscope. That’s just the way the draft process works.Still, some of the recent criticism of Murray has raised eyebrows. Former NFL GM Charley Casserly said this week that he heard Murray was unimpressive in interviews at the NFL Scouting Combine and there’s even one scout who is a Murray height “truther,” speculating that he somehow found a way to inflate it at the combine.This all seems like nonsense to NFL.com’s Gil Brandt. Brandt, the longtime VP of player personnel of the Dallas Cowboys and an NFL Hall of Famer, came to Murray’s defense on Twitter tonight.He called the criticisms of Murray’s leadership and interview performances “fabricated” and verified that the Heisman winner is indeed 5-foot-10.About this Kyler Murray situation: 1) Only 1 team put him in front of white board. 2) The questions about leadership, study habits run counter to my experience w/ Kyler, who I’ve known since he was a HS soph. Have known his dad for 30 years. Honestly, it all sounds fabricated.— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) March 7, 2019And as for Kyler Murray’s height … I don’t need an anonymous scout to tell me he was shorter than what was recorded. I have my own source: me. I was there in the room when he was measured and when the bar pushed all the way down on his head he was 5-10 1/8. This is all insane.— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) March 8, 2019We’re still seven weeks from the NFL Draft. There are going to be more Murray rumors and speculation.It is important to take all of this with a grain of salt. Time will tell what is real and what isn’t.last_img read more

Magsaysay MOL Receives Award of Excellence (Philippines)

first_img此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 MOL, February 24, 2014 My location zoom Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.revealed that its group seafarer manning company, Magsaysay MOL Marine, Inc. has received the Award of Excellence from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). Philippine President Benigno Simeon Aquino III attended the award ceremony, held on February 10 at Malacanang Place.The award is given to the companies that earn high evaluations for expanding overseas employment opportunities for Filipino workers, service quality, compliance, leadership, and corporate social responsibility (CSR).Magsaysay-MOL received recognition for its efforts on promotion of transparency, good faith, and accountability and the highest standards of ethical recruitment and deployment of Filipino workers for overseas employment.The MOL Group continually strives to provide a pleasant working environment for all employees including Filipino seafarers, while providing ample opportunity for education and training. Print  Closelast_img read more

Milahas Profit Drops amid Shipping Woes

first_imgzoom Qatar-based marine transporter Qatar Navigation (Milaha) has seen its net profit drop by 20.8 percent for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 to QAR 759 million (USD 208.4 million), from QAR 959 million (USD 263.3 million) reported in the same period a year earlier.The company said that its operating revenues for the period stood at QAR 1.99 billion, down from QAR 2.3 billion reported in the same period in 2015.Operating profit also decreased to QAR 513 million, compared to QAR 686 million reached in the nine-month period of 2015.“Due to the weaker macroeconomic conditions and volatility in our core sectors, we continue to operate in a challenging environment. In the face of these difficult times, however, Milaha remains focused on investing for the future and pursuing the best growth opportunities domestically and internationally,” H.E. Sheikh Ali bin Jassim Al Thani, Chairman of Milaha’s Board of Directors, said.Milaha Maritime & Logistics’ overall revenue declined by 13%. The Port Services unit continued to be negatively impacted by lower revenues from ancillary services, non-containerized general cargo, and RORO. In addition, despite growing market share and volumes, the Container Shipping unit was negatively impacted by rate pressure.The company’s Gas & Petrochem’s revenue grew by 24% as a result of the full period impact of the investment in two liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers made in the second half of 2015.“Shipping is experiencing some of the most difficult conditions we have seen since the financial crisis. Despite these difficulties and the drop in earnings relative to the same period last year, Milaha’s net profit margin remains a healthy 38%,” Abdulrahman Essa Al-Mannai, Milaha’s President and CEO, said.last_img read more

Halifax police investigate after TV reporter heckled with crude phrase

first_imgHALIFAX – Police say they are investigating after a TV journalist was heckled with a misogynist taunt while reporting live from a Halifax bar.CTV Atlantic reporter Heather Butts told her Twitter followers she was fine on Friday after an “offensive” phrase was hurled at her during the station’s 6 p.m. broadcast.Butts was doing a live hit from the Pint Public House in Halifax where fans were watching a world junior hockey championship game when the incident occurred.A recording shows a man who approaches Butts and appears to make a crude gesture while calling out a sexually explicit phrase.Butts turned around and continued her report without acknowledging the comment, and later anchored the station’s news show at 11:30 p.m.“During a live hit at a local bar tonight, something offensive was said to me and it went on the air,” she said on Twitter on Friday evening.“I want everyone to know that I am fine and I thank you all for your support. I will be pursuing this further.”Staff Sgt. Greg Mason of Halifax Regional Police said officers have followed up on a complaint regarding the broadcast and are waiting to hear if the complainant wants to proceed with the investigation.“We’ve spoken to all the people who appear to be involved right now, other than the individual that made the comment,” Mason said on Saturday.Officers have been working to identify the man who interrupted Butts’ report, said Mason, adding he could face a mischief charge.Butts turned down an interview request on Saturday, and CTV Atlantic’s news director declined to comment other than to say the station is pursuing the matter with police.Several journalists have expressed support for Butts, saying the incident represents a broader problem of harassment of female broadcast reporters and videographers, sometimes involving a graphic phrase.The New York Press Club, a U.S.-based association of journalists, tweeted that it was “appalled” by the incident, adding that no journalist should be attacked while doing their job.“Congratulations on intimidating a professional and embarrassing your family and yourself,” CTV News host Jayson Clay Baxter tweeted about the man involved.“Why does this continue to happen?”CBC Nova Scotia reporter Marina von Stackelberg said she experienced a similar form of harassment a few weeks ago while she was working on a story in Dartmouth, when in the middle of an interview, a heckler shouted an obscenity from his car and drove away.“I think it completely throws you off, and you do your best to just kind of refocus and do your job the way you’re trying to do your job,” von Stackelberg said in an interview on Saturday.“When I got back into the car to drive home, I was angry and frustrated and flustered, because it’s hard not to be bothered by something like that.”She said it was the second time she had been hit with the sexist slur, and it’s an experience that’s become all too common for female broadcast journalists.In November, an American man was charged with causing a disturbance after yelling a vulgar phrase at CHCH reporter Britt Dixon while she was interviewing a Hamilton police officer.Dixon said it was the third time that had happened to her over the course of four days.In August, police charged a Newfoundland man with causing a disturbance after he yelled the phrase at a reporter. Police laid a mischief charge against another Newfoundland man who yelled the same thing toward a journalist in April.A Toronto FC soccer fan shouted the phrase during an interview with CityNews reporter Shauna Hunt in 2015.Another man laughed, dismissing the comment as a joke, and was fired by Hydro One after the station aired the video. He was later rehired as part of an arbitration process, Hydro One said at the time.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version identified a man fired as a friend of a person who heckled a reporter.last_img read more

Grande Prairie RCMP lay charges following investigation

first_imgForcible confinementSexual assaultAdminister noxious substanceAssault with a weaponUttering threats against person  x 2Unauthorized possession of a firearm x 2Possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunitionTrafficking Cocaine27-year-old Matthew Robert Best of Grande Prairie is facing the following charges:Forcible confinementSexual assaultAdminister noxious substanceAssault with a weaponUttering threats against person  x 2Unauthorized possession of a firearm x 2Trafficking CocaineFail to comply with recognizance x 5Possession of Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammunition31-year-old Robert Wade Stewart of Grande Prairie is facing the following charges:Unauthorized possession of a firearm x 2Possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunitionTrafficking cocaineFail to comply with recognizance x 4Possession of cocaineBest and Forrest remain in custody and are scheduled to appear at Grande Prairie Provincial Court on April 15, 2019.Stewart has been released on his own recognizance and is scheduled to appear in Grande Prairie Provincial Court on April 24, 2019.The matter is before the courts, and no further information will be released. GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – The Grande Prairie RCMP General Investigation Section, along with the assistance of ALERT, RCMP Police Dog Services, and Grande Prairie General Duty members made arrests on three males, on March 22, in relation to a sexual assault and forcible confinement investigation.According to Police, drugs and a firearm were located during the arrests.30-year-old Garrett Kenneth Forrest of Grande Prairie is facing the following charges:last_img read more

New UN report highlights challenges to ensuring food security in TimorLeste

16 December 2008Timor-Leste faces a number of challenges in its quest to ensure that all of its citizens have access to adequate food, such as poor infrastructure connecting villages to local markets, according to a new report by the United Nations mission in the country, known as UNMIT. The report on the right to food, launched today by UNMIT’s Human Rights and Transitional Justice Section, also cites challenges in the areas of pre- and post-harvest handling, transportation, and knowledge on nutrition. It examines the various efforts made by the Government, members of the international community and civil society to help realize the right to food, which the UN says is achieved when every man, woman and child has the physical and economic access at all times to adequate food or means for its procurement. “When most people think of human rights, they think of civil or political rights. What they don’t realise is that the right to food is a basic human right enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and is also one of the key pillars for a sustainable nation,” said UNMIT’s Human Rights and Transitional Justice Section Chief, Louis Gentile. “The right to food in this sense does not mean an entitlement to food. What it means it that every person has the right to have access to the means necessary to provide for themselves and their families,” he added. “Food security,” explained Joan Fleuren, Representative of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), “can only be reached when all the three main aspects of food security (availability, accessibility and nutrition) are adequately addressed.” Mr. Gentile also welcomed the recent Government decision to propose an increase in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries budget for 2009 as well as making food security and rural development national priorities for 2009. “If effective measures are made to compliment the Government’s decisions, this would mean that Timor-Leste will be on its way to fulfilling the right to food for all its citizens, particularly for the most vulnerable.” read more

3DS Circle Pad peripheral battery life is 480 hours

first_imgBack in August we heard a rumor that ended up being true, that the 3DS was set to get a right analog stick attachment for around $10. The reason was to support games that benefit from having two sticks. Why Nintendo didn’t ship the 3DS with two sticks as standard we’ll never know.What you may not have realized is the stick peripheral, thought to be called the Circle Pad Pro or Slide Pad, requires power in the form of a single AAA battery. So as well as recharging your 3DS battery, you also need to keep a supply of AAA batteries on hand for the peripheral. The need for another battery isn’t as big of a frustration as it sounds when you hear how long the battery life is for the Circle Pad Pro.The peripheral isn’t meant to hit store shelves in Japan until tomorrow, but a few have been picked up early. According to the manual included in the packaging, the estimated battery life is 480 hours. In other words, it really isn’t going to be a hassle. One pack of AAA batteries may last the lifetime of your 3DS unless you’re a really heavy user.Such a long battery life looks to be a blessing. If you check out the image of the peripheral above, it appears you need a screwdriver in order to get the battery cover open. I’m also a bit taken aback as to how big and clunky the clip-on plastic housing looks. You certainly won’t be fitting your 3DS in a standard case once this is attached.via Andriasanglast_img read more

You had to walk through a pub to get to your room

first_img Speaking in the Dáil last week, People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett raised the cases of families and individuals affected by homelessness in the south Dublin area. Each day this week, TheJournal.ie speaks to some of the people whose lives are in turmoil as a result of Ireland’s homelessness crisis.SINÉAD* IS A 30-year-old single mother living in a hotel room with her daughter in south Dublin.Sinéad became homeless last month. Her old apartment is being converted into a coffee shop and she was unable to find an affordable place to rent.When she learnt she was going to become homeless, Sinéad tried to pre-register with her local council (Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council) as homeless, but was told she needed to be actually out of her home before they could help her.“That’s not good enough, they should have something in place for someone that’s becoming homeless,” Sinéad tells TheJournal.ie.After she lost her home, Sinéad again went to the DLRCC offices and registered as homeless. The 29-year-old grew up in the Dun Laoghaire area, but says she was only given the choice to move into a hostel with her daughter in the city centre.“I got very panicky and very nervous at this point,” she says.“When you’re from a certain area and you’re not used to a certain way of life, it’s hard to be put into that environment.I left there fairly upset and in fear of what was going to happen, thinking I’d rather sleep in my car or on the road than go into Dublin.Hostel to hotelSinéad wanted to examine the accommodation before she moved her daughter (who is four) in with her. But when she got to the hostel in town, she immediately wanted to leave.“You had to walk through a pub to get to your room,” she says.“And just the smell of drink and drugs throughout the place was just disgusting. I opened the window and took pictures. There were needles outside thrown on the window ledge and everything.So at this stage I started to have panic attacks. I’d never had them before in my life. I got very depressed and I didn’t want to go back near the council.She says that at this point she approached PBP TD Richard Boyd Barrett and he told her what she was entitled to and started to help with her dealings with the council.Eventually she was offered a place for her and her daughter in a hotel in south Dublin, where she is currently living.“Before all that, I had to get a medical report to say that I had a panic attack and stuff like that as well,” she says.And I had to get a letter off the doctor to say that my daughter couldn’t be put in a damp environment because she had asthma.Sinéad says that she would have not been able to stay at the city centre hostel with her daughter, adding there was drug use going on and she would have preferred to sleep in her car where she would have felt safer.“I’m from a run-down area in Dun Laoghaire… I grew up with all that [drug use] around me in 1997 – there’s no way my daughter is going to be looking at the same in 2017.I’d rather look at the inside of a tent or a car than deal with that Image: Shutterstock/Trong Nguyen 24,836 Views By Cormac Fitzgerald UnsureSinéad was originally given two weeks to stay at the hotel. But last week on the day she was due to leave, she says she managed to fight for an extra month.She says she is unsure what will happen after that. She says the hotel is clean and the staff are friendly, but that not knowing what’s going to happen is a constant worry.There are no cooking or clothes washing facilities in the hotel, but Sinead says she is lucky that her mother lives relatively close by.“I’m better now because of where I am, I feel safe. But every day, you’re counting down the days until you’ve to be moved out of where you are,” she says.Every day you’re counting down and it gets a little bit harder, and harder.Sinéad used to work regularly as a tutor for children with autism. She has also worked as a carer for the elderly.She wants to get back to work to be able to pay for her own place to live, but finds it impossible with her daughter only in pre-school. She spends her days trying to arrange viewings for homes to be paid for out of the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP).But she says it’s impossible to find anywhere to live with the huge demand for places in the area.“I’m at a viewing every day of the week and they’re not even acknowledging me,” she says.There are 70 to 80 people at every viewing. It’s like a bidding war out there.She thinks more joined-up thinking is needed at DLRCC and from government.Sending her into Dublin city when her base is in Dun Laoghaire – with her mother’s house (where she can spend time and do her washing and cooking) and her daughter’s creche close by – doesn’t make any sense, she says.“They wanted me to get two busses from town to school with her in the morning.They think this is logic. Then I’ve to pay for breakfast, lunch, dinner and then bus fare back and forth.She says it was important for Boyd Barrett to raise her story and the stories of other families in the Dáil, and that more needed to be done to highlight what people are going through.She notes that she works hard to protect her daughter from the reality of what’s going on, but that it’s hard for both of them.“With the situation going on now [my daughter] is nervous because we have no home. She doesn’t know whether we’re coming or going,” she says.She says for now, all she can do is continue to look for a place to live that will accept her and her daughter and try to stay as positive as she can.“At the end of one day I just sat down and laughed because I was about the break.I was about to break and snap so I just laughed.*Sinead’s full name hasn’t been used in order to protect her and her daughter’s identities.Read: After 22 months living in a hotel with her daughter, Erica Fleming has moved into her new homeRead: ‘I just wanted a bed, I was sleeping on my mam’s sofa’: Living with homelessness https://jrnl.ie/3341176 ‘You had to walk through a pub to get to your room, the smell of drink and drugs was disgusting’ Each day this week, TheJournal.ie will highlight the cases of people affected by homelessness. 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Golden Dawn party to stand trial on April 20

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Senior members of Greece’s far-right Golden Dawn party will stand trial on April 20 after spending almost 18 months in detention waiting for their case to be heard, court officials said this week.Party leader Mihaloliakos and more than a dozen top figures in Golden Dawn were arrested on charges of founding and participating in a criminal organisation following the killing of an anti-fascism rapper in 2013 by a party supporter.The party denies the allegations and says the defendants are victims of a political witch-hunt. If found guilty, they face up to 20 years in prison.The stabbing shocked Greece and triggered nationwide protests leading to a government-led crackdown on the party, which entered parliament for the first time in 2012 as it tapped into voter anger over the collapsing economy.Under Greek law, suspects can only be held for 18 months before a case comes to court. As a result, Mihaloliakos and senior lawmaker Christos Pappas are due to be released from detention in the coming weeks, ahead of their trial.A total of 70 people will face trial, including all of the 16 lawmakers Golden Dawn had in the previous parliament, which was dissolved for a Jan. 25 snap election.Thirteen of the lawmakers were re-elected, including Mihaloliakos and Pappas, along with four new members, making Golden Dawn the joint third largest party in parliament. Source: Reuterslast_img read more

Councils unite to campaign for pokies reform

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Mayors from five councils across Melbourne united on Tuesday morning to publicly launch the ‘Alliance for Gambling Reform’.Moreland mayor John Kavanagh, Whittlesea mayor Kris Pavlidis, Darebin mayor Kim le Cerf, Wyndham mayor Peter Maynard and Yarra acting mayor Misha Coleman gathered at 11.00 am and revealed a banner that declared ‘Councils Unite for Pokies Reform’. A number of councillors from other districts were also in attendance, and encouraged to play a role in the reform.The Alliance was formed in a bid to make the fight against pokies a united one.It proposes the following reforms:Maximum $1 bets as recommended by the Productivity Commission and supported by Coles;Reducing maximum venue operating hours from 20 a day to 14;reducing the maximum daily cash withdrawal from $500 to $200;Strengthening the duty of care for venues and staff to prevent customer harm;Maintaining the 50-50 split between clubs and pubs and retiring surplus club entitlements.With the state election closing in, now only four months away, the Alliance director and spokesman Tim Costello gave thanks for the unparalleled support given from the leaders of Victoria’s Local Governments against gambling.“Councils such as Moreland, Darebin, Whittlesea, Yarra and Wyndham are at the coal face of gambling harm and I sincerely welcome the commitment of their mayors to the cause of fixing this blight on Australian society,” Mr Costello said.“[A] record 18 Victorian councils have signed up to financially support The Alliance in 2018-19, up from 12 in 2016-17, and we are all committed to ensuring the next election delivers real reform.”Moreland mayor John Kavanagh also echoed Mr Costello’s sentiment.“Our councils are dealing with the dire consequences of pokies. As community leaders we are standing together to make sure pokies reform is a key state election issue,” he said.Mr Costello vocalised that it was about time the Victorian Parliament revisit the 2017 pokies legislation, which had had a reverse effect, allowing a 6 per cent jump in poker machine losses since December 2017.This Friday the annual venue loss figures will be released, but Mr Costello said that he already knows that after 11 months, 2017-18 will hold the biggest jump in Victorian pokies losses in a decade.He went on to enforce the significance of the Alliance.“We need urgent reform to prevent the needless suicides, family violence, bankruptcy and fraud which flows when $2.7 billion a year is ripped from the community through addictive poker machines in 470 suburban pubs and clubs,” he said.“Australians suffer the greatest per capita gambling losses of any people on earth and we are not going to tolerate national annual gambling losses of $25 billion a year anymore, including $13 billion lost on poker machines.”The Alliance for 2018-19 includes the councils of Banyule, Brimbank, Darebin, Glen Eira, Greater Dandenong, Hobsons Bay, Kingston, Knox, Maribyrnong, Melbourne, Mitchell, Monash, Moreland, Mornington Peninsula, Moreland, Whittlesea, Wyndham and Yarra.last_img read more

Hadopi plus de 470000 courriels davertissement envoyés

first_imgHadopi : plus de 470.000 courriels d’avertissement envoyésLa Haute Autorité pour la diffusion des oeuvres et la protection des droits sur Internet (Hadopi) a réalisé hier lors d’une réunion publique, un bilan de sa “riposte graduée” qui vise à lutter contre le téléchargement illégal. Elle a confié avoir contacté à ce jour environ 470.878 personnes dans un premier e-mail d’avertissement.Après neuf mois de travail, l’Hadopi nous dévoile quelques chiffres sur son activité. “Nous ne disposons pas encore du temps suffisant pour examiner toutes les conséquences du dispositif, mais nous avons déjà un recul suffisant”, a souligné Mireille Imbert-Quaretta, responsable de la Commission de protection des droits de l’Autorité, citée par Le Monde. La Haute Autorité, qui veut lutter contre le téléchargement illégal et emploie à ce jour une soixantaine de personnes, confie ainsi avoir envoyé 470.878 recommandations, comme premier avertissement. En décembre 2010, 100.000 avertissements avaient été envoyés aux abonnés. Et en juin, Le Figaro évoquait le chiffre de 400.000 messages d’avertissement.Concernant le second avertissement en cas de récidive, qui se fait via un courrier avec accusé de réception, 20.598 lettres ont été envoyées. L’Hadopi précise envoyer environ 5.000 courriels par jour.18 millions de constats d’infractionPourtant, ces chiffres sont bien loin du nombre de constats envoyés par les ayants-droit en passant par la société TMG, qui traque les réseaux peer-to-peer (P2P). Car au total, l’Hadopi a reçu plus de 18 millions de constats d’infraction. Après avoir demandé aux fournisseurs d’accès à Internet près d’un million d’identifications, 902.970 adresses IP d’internautes soupçonnés de piratage ont finalement été identifiées. Comment expliquer ce fossé ? “Tous les constats ne peuvent pas être traités, parce que le système d’information est un prototype, et ne permet pas de décrypter l’ensemble des saisines des ayants droit”, a expliqué au Monde la responsable de la commission de protection des droits.Coupure de l’Internet et 1.500 euros d’amendeA ce jour, une “dizaine” d’internautes ont reçu le troisième et dernier avertissement, a affirmé la Haute Autorité. L’Hadopi leur proposera systématiquement de venir s’expliquer dans ses bureaux à Paris, mais à leur frais, précise L’Expansion. Les personnes qui téléchargent beaucoup de fichiers (musique, vidéos, films…) sur plusieurs logiciels seront les plus susceptibles de voir leur dossier transmis au Parquet. Lorsque celui-ci est transmis à la justice, le procureur peut décider de se saisir du dossier ou de déclarer la relaxe. Les internautes qui seront condamnés devront s’acquitter d’une amende maximum de 1.500 euros et sont menacés d’une coupure de leur connexion Internet. Mais Mireille Imbert-Quaretta explique que la commission compte “prendre tout son temps” et assure que chaque dossier sera étudié minutieusement.Un dispositif dissuasif ?À lire aussiHadopi : le budget revu à la baisse ?Difficile, à ce stade, de savoir quelle est l’efficacité du dispositif. Beaucoup d’internautes passent à travers les mailles du filet : ne savent-ils pas sécuriser leur connexion Internet ou bien Hadopi ne parvient-elle pas à les dissuader de télécharger illégalement ? Mireille Imbert-Quaretta a ressorti la dernière étude d’opinion réalisée pour l’Hadopi, réalisée en janvier dernier, selon laquelle 49% des internautes consomment illégalement de contenus culturels sur Internet, et 41% des internautes changent leurs habitudes de consommation du fait de la loi Hadopi. Pour Mireille Imbert-Quaretta, “logiquement, on devrait avoir de moins en moins de saisines car les premières études laissent à penser que la procédure n’est pas sans effet”.Et pour revendiquer le caractère pédagogique de la réponse graduée et l’efficacité du dispositif, la Haute Autorité met également en avant l’écart entre le nombre de personnes concernées par le premier puis le deuxième avertissement, et enfin la troisième, rapporte ZDNet.Cependant un point important a été occulté par Mireille Imbert-Quaretta. Les internautes qui ont peur d’être identifiés comme des pirates par l’Hadopi ont pu se tourner vers les offres légales. Mais celles-ci sont jugées encore trop chères. Si une évolution des usages est constatée, quid du streaming et du téléchargement direct ? Rien n’indique à ce jour que les internautes n’ont pas changé d’outil, passant du P2P au streaming ou au téléchargement direct sur des sites comme Megaupload ou Rapidshare, qui eux ne sont pas surveillés par l’Hadopi mais restent néanmoins illégaux. Le 12 juillet 2011 à 12:09 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Teen held in Texas attack is said to have used fathers guns

first_imgSANTA FE, Texas — The Texas student charged in the school shooting at Santa Fe High School posted an image on Facebook of himself wearing a “Born to Kill” shirt and used his father’s shotgun and pistol in the attack that left 10 dead and 10 wounded, authorities said Friday. A motive wasn’t immediately clear for the nation’s deadliest attack since February.The suspect, 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, was held without bond in the Galveston County jail on charges of capital murder, said the county sheriff, Henry Trochesset. Gov. Greg Abbott said both weapons were owned legally by the suspect’s father.It was not clear whether the father knew his son had taken them. Authorities urged parents nationwide to lock away their guns to keep them away from children.Abbot said at a news conference that “unlike Parkland, unlike Sutherland Springs, there were not those types of warning signs.” He was referring to the Feb. 14 school shooting in Florida and one in November inside a church in a town near San Antonio. Abbott said the early investigation showed no prior criminal history for Pagourtzis — no arrests and no confrontations with law enforcement.“The red-flag warnings were either nonexistent or very imperceptible,” Abbott said, though he acknowledged Pagourtzis had recently posted a picture of a T-shirt reading “Born to Kill” on his Facebook page.last_img read more

Publishing Powerhouses Show Some Positive Advertising Results

first_imgWhile consumer magazine publishers are still struggling against the dramatic pullback in traditional print advertising revenues, there were some signs of hope during the first quarter. Although their overall ad pages were down for the period, consumer powerhouses Hearst and Condé Nast—which publish a combined 32 print titles—were down significantly less than the industry average of 9.4 percent, according to the Publishers Information Bureau.Across Hearst’s 14 titles (not including Food Network Magazine, which wasn’t publishing during the first quarter 2009), the company reported a total of  2,856.01 advertising pages through the first three months this year. That represents a loss of roughly 4 percent compared to 2,977.8 during the same period last year. (These numbers include SmartMoney, which Hearst owned a 50 percent stake but sold it to Dow Jones in early March.)Some of Hearst’s big ad page gainers during the period include Marie Claire (+19.4 percent to 257.11 pages) and Popular Mechanics (+17.4 percent to 133.97 pages). The biggest losses came from Veranda (-45.3 percent to 70.24 pages), Country Living (-30.9 percent to 119.58 pages) and House Beautiful (-19.6 percent to 86.64 pages). Food Network Magazine, which launched in November 2008, reported 115.52 ad pages through the first quarter 2010.Meanwhile, Condé Nast’s 17 magazines (not including the four it closed late last year) racked up a total of 4,379.53 ad pages during the first three months this year, down approximately 6 percent from 4,662.52 pages last year. Some big wins this year so far come from Teen Vogue (+24.2 percent to 149.20 pages), Lucky (+16.9 percent to 238.03 pages) and Wired (+11.2 percent to 125.77 pages).Conde Nast’s fashion title W—which recently reorganized and has new top editor—reported a 22.6 percent decline to 250.98 pages during the first quarter. It was followed by Golf World (-19.2 percent to 228.64 pages) and Brides (-15.8 percent to 819.74 ad pages).Maybe it’s naive to say, but I wouldn’t be surprised if overall consumer ad pages do even better over the next three months.last_img read more

4K Ultra HD isnt just a resolution bump its a complete visual

first_imgWe’ve reached a point where you can no longer walk into a store and purchase a non-HD TV. That’s a good thing. HD is now prevalent and cheap, and we can all enjoy Blu-ray quality movies and video streams. But at the same time, the TV industry has moved on and is now pushing 4K hardware alongside 4K UHD Blu-ray content–something that has only just started appearing on the shelves.When people hear the word “4K” or “UHD” they instantly think “higher resolution.” But as Techmoan rightly points out in the video below, 4K video is much more than just a resolution bump, and it’s important people realize what opting for a 4K-capable TV and 4K Blu-ray content unlocks.4K is a higher resolution. Where as standard Blu-ray offers a 1920 x 1080 image, 4K increases that to 3840 x 2160 and you do need a larger display to appreciate it fully. However, 4K offers another, arguably more important improvement: color. That comes in the form of both increased color depth and high dynamic range (HDR).Combining more colors and using HDR to reproduce a greater dynamic range of luminosity means the resulting image output is much closer to what our eyes experience when viewing real life scenes. So basically, 4K content on a 4K display looks more real. It’s a complete visual upgrade from standard HD.It’s hard to get this across without actually experiencing 4K content first-hand, but Techmoan does a very good job of showing you the color difference between HD and 4K:If you have a surround sound setup you’ll also benefit from improved sound, but for many that’s a secondary consideration and always something you can think about adding later.There’s no rush to upgrade to 4K. It’s still very early days, with TV and Ultra HD Blu-ray player prices remaining high and 4K content currently quite limited. But in a year or two it will be the obvious choice to make if selecting a new TV, especially as manufacturers continue to improve their 4K displays.H/T Sploidlast_img read more

Malice at the Palace on Ice Junior league hockey player climbed into

first_imgCanadians take their hockey seriously, at all levels.  This point was made perfectly clear during a recent Canadian junior hockey playoff clash between the Southern Sting and Grand Lake Moose turned into Fight Club.While confined to the penalty one of the Grand Moose players took exception to chants from some mouthy Sting fans and climbed into the stands to crack some skulls.The brawl quickly turned the hockey game into the Malice at the Palace on ice.Again, this is JUNIOR hockey. These little hockey thugs are scary like the Children of the Corn.Junior hockey in New Brunswick is out of control pic.twitter.com/qgqPaofEH3— Gino Hard (@Ginohard_) March 5, 2017h/t For the Winlast_img

Update Scene of truck fire cleared

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite The scene of the truck fire from earlier today (May 16) has been cleared.Traffic flow has returned to normal.It is believed that the tyres of the truck caught alight first and then the flames spread.Emergency services were on scene and extinguished the blaze.Initial story:Truck catches on fire along Van Reenen’s PassAlso read:Critical injuries in crash along Helpmekaar RoadNo injuries were reported. Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img