ScienceShot: ‘Chicken From Hell’ Unearthed in American Midwest

first_imgThis newly described dinosaur might look like a chicken, but don’t be fooled: It was nearly 4 meters long, weighed about 250 kilograms, and lived 66 million years ago in what is today the Hell Creek rock formation in North and South Dakota. That’s why its discoverers are calling it the “chicken from hell,” and indeed it was related to early birds and to feathered, birdlike dinos that brooded over their nests, such as Oviraptor. Scientifically, however, the team has named it Anzu wyliei—Anzu after a birdlike demon in Mesopotamian mythology, and wyliei after Wylie, the young grandson of a trustee of the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, where a cast of the dino is now on display. The creature had a toothless beak, sharp claws, and a tall crest on top of its head. It is the largest Oviraptor-like dinosaur found in North America, the researchers report today in PLOS ONE.See more ScienceShots.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more


first_imgAchal Mehra states in “Bush’s Black Eye,” (July 2004) that the “most horrific violation of civil liberties in U.S. history” occurred when Japanese Americans were detained during World War II. He is wrong.The most horrific violation of civil liberties occurred on Sept 11, 2001, when 19 fanatical terrorists slashed the throats of helpless airlines stewardesses, hijacked four commercial airliners, destroyed the World Trade Center, damaged the Pentagon, and killed 3,000 innocent Americans in less than an hour. In addition to the loss of lives, these attacks instantly cost our nation $250 billion and resulted in a total of $2 trillion damage to our nation’s economy. What happened to the civil liberties of these 3,000 innocent Americans and their right to life?Mehra speaks of the “horrific conditions” on Guantanamo Bay, but he never speaks of the terrible conditions and the fate faced by innocent people kidnapped by terrorists. Even worse, he speaks of “Bush’s bogus war on terror,” as if we really do not face a continual threat of danger from terrorists. But the timeline of terrorist attacks against America clearly shows that terrorists have waged war against us for more than 25 years, in which countless Americans have been killed.It is even more important to realize the war on terror is a global one. And instead of dismissing the war on terror, Indian Americans should be at the forefront of this debate, considering that 60,000 Indians have died in Kashmir and the country has experienced other terroristic attacks. When we mock the war on terror, we mock the innocent people who have died.Mehra expressed a pessimistic, distorted view of the threat international terrorism poses to world civilization and displayed empty, partisan rhetoric due to his hostility on a personal level against President George W. Bush. Many members of our community understand the grave threat of terrorism against our nation, and they are standing behind the President in his resolve to win this war.Raghavendra VijayanagarChairman, Indian American Republican CouncilThe editorial “Bush’s Black Eye” (July 2004), is a welcome relief. It is heartening to see independent media doing what large corporate media should do in a democracy, which is critically examine those in power. Now, it is time for the media to bravely (and truthfully) attach the “R” word to Mr. Bush and his behavior.  No, not Republican, rather the “R” word “Racist.”The hallmark of a racist is his inability to see individuals as individuals.  Racists extrapolate the behavior of a few to entire populations. The actions of the 19 World Trade Center bombers are extrapolated to one billion people all of whom are expendable.  It is acceptable to racists like Mr. Bush that two entire ancient civilizations and countless innocent men, women, and children become  nothing more than “collateral damage.”  Any price to capture Saddam Hussein is worth it, because even though over 99% of the casualties have committed no crimes, they are unimportant, because they don’t look like Mr. Bush.I have to ask why all the previous American terrorists- men such as Terry Nichols, Eric Rudolph, the KKK, Tim McVeigh, and those who terrorized the Native Americans, slaves, and later Blacks – were all perceived to be individuals and were punished individually?  Why then are the WTC terrorists not understood as individuals as well?I appreciate the truthfulness of your editorial, but let’s not mince words.  Bush is a racist, and if we support him in 2004, his racist will become even more virulent in a second term unleashed from the worry of having to run for re-election.  As Americans, rich or poor, we will all suffer.Hersh ChopraAtlanta GAI was deeply disappointed by the disrespectful way Vijay Prashad referred to the passing of President Ronald Reagan, commenting, “When he died last month, I almost forgot that he was still alive,” (“Ronnie & Me,” July 2004). The reason why the media, and more importantly the American people, treated Reagan like a hero upon his passing was quite simple: he actually was a hero. President Reagan survived an assassination attempt, he helped secure freedom for millions of people by working to end Communism and the Cold War, and he helped to restore optimism and hope in the American people during troubled times.In 1980, Reagan carried 44 states in his victory over Jimmy Carter, and in 1984, he carried 49 states in his win over Walter Mondale. He won his reelection 59%-41%, one of the widest margins ever, and was a few thousand votes short of carrying all 50 states. He is the only President in our history given such a wide mandate to govern by the people. Under his leadership, Reagan created 20 million new jobs and 7 million new small businesses and our economy grew for a record 92 continuous months, nearly 8 years. Reagan reasserted America’s strength by investing in a strong national defense, and his memorable motto “peace through strength” revived confidence in the American people about America’s capabilities and our ability to defend ourselves against the growing threat of international terrorism.Prashad displays personal anger and resentment toward President Reagan and also against President Bush. His anger, hatred, and personal animosity against these leaders clouds his judgment. He admits, even boasts that he is an unabashed leftist, which clearly explains why his views are so distorted.I believe Indian Americans are rational, moderate people, and that Prashad’s views are not representative of our community.Dino TepparaWashington, DCLet me felicitate you on the insightful editorial “Defying the Imagination” (August 2004). What we have today in America is a divisive and reactionary political climate that is doing great damage to the fair name of this country.Since January 2001 the current administration has sought to strengthen the corporate world at the expense of ordinary working citizens and has sought support from the ultra conservatives. Granted there was an attack on the country in September 2001, the sense of panic and the need to sacrifice our independence to counter terrorism has been excessive. The military adventure in Iraq has provided the real terrorists opportunities to continue their acts as witnessed in Spain and other places. On top of the loss of the surplus at the end of the Clinton era, we are now deep in deficit and haveover night become the detested bully by the world community.Your last sentence “For this is ineptitude and incompetence (by the Bush administration) on a scale that defies the imagination” speaks volumes on what ails our country now.Byravan ViswanathanGettysburg, PAI could identify with sentiments expressed in the article “Unhappy in America” by Lavina Melwani, (August 2004). Countless immigrant women professionals feel lost and hopeless in the United States, because they don’t have work permits. For young couples who come as students, making ends meet on their meager student stipends is difficult. They are frustrated, desperate and yearn for home. Bleak landscapes and their anonymity does not help. Melwani’s article inspired me to write this poem.Living in the USA, I was fascinated by thesophisticated technology everywhere,But,Watching the sprinklers spraying water on the lawn,  I wondered, where is the mali?Pumping the gas in my own car, I wondered,where is the petrol pump owner?Depositing the check in the ATM machine, I wondered, where is the bank cashier?Paying at the self-check-out machine in the store, I wondered, where is the grocer? Operating the ‘automatic’ washer and dryer, I wondered, where is the dhobi?Listening to the disembodied voice at the other end of the telephone, I wondered, where is the ‘live’ Operator?Walking through the empty roads, I wondered, where is the fruit and vegetable vendor?Jogging past palatious suburban homes with their empty lawns, I wondered, where are the children?I missed the multitude of people jostling past me, when I wandered in the streets. I missed the friendly shop-keeper, helpful garage-owner, rude clerk, the inquisitive neighbor and the ‘bossy’ maid.I missed my land and its people.Haripriya Rathnamvia eMailI read Lavina Melwani’s article “Unhappy in America” (August 2004) with interest and amusement. You have exploded a myth about young professionals. Now you might want to do a story on seniors and possibly explode another myth: many of them also feel uncomfortable in America. The contexts may differ. Seniors like me, who are visiting from India, have mixed feelings and perhaps thee views differ from the seniors residing in the United States.Suresh KumarCary, NCThe article “Unhappy in America” by Lavina Melwani (August 2004) saddened me, because all the Indians I have met are really sweet, intelligent people, and I wish more would come here. I can, however, understand their inherent desires to live in their own country with their family and neighbors. Who wouldn’t want that? I wonder if there is anything I can do to make things easier for the individual Indians I meet in the United States. I wish the article had some ideas on ways to improve the situation for Indians in America.CamiVia eMailThe article “Unhappy in America” (August 2004) is whiny and vastly exaggerates the problems that immigrant Indians face in America. Worse, it blames America for them, which is preposterous.I am an Indian woman in my 30s from a middle class South Indian family. I came to the USA in 1997 as a software consultant. I had no friends or relatives in the United States to help me out, and, yes, I had my share of problems, which any immigrant, Indian or otherwise, would face. I had to report to office on my first day, even though I didn’t have a car or license. I was expected to show up at the office daily and I did. Today, thanks to my friends, both Indian and non Indian, I am relatively better off and independent.Everybody has to face their share of problems; that’s life! Quit blaming society and grow up. If they cannot take up a job because of visa restrictions (as is the case for Indian women on H4), immigrants should try volunteering at the local Red Cross or similar organization. This will help them overcome depression and at the same time contribute to society. In fact, Indian American spouses have it easier than women like me who come here single. Every immigrant group has its share of problems; it is certainly not unique to Indians, as the article seems to suggest.Finally, every Indian came to the United States of their own free will, whether for a job or with family. It is meaningless to say, “I had no choice but to come here.” If preserving Indian culture is more important, people should just stay in India and quit blaming the USA.UpasanaVia eMailThe article “Langar Wins the Heart” is quite uplifting, except for one troubling detail. What does the writer mean by the use of the word pagan in the sentence, “Thousands of Christians, Muslims, Buddhists and pagans follow the Siukhs’s lead.”? Does the term refer to us Hindus? Are there other faiths that were not explicitly enumerated also included under the pagan umbrella?Perhaps the writer meant “other non-Sikhs” as I can’t see why a magazine targeting the South Asian community would tolerate this term of description. If members of the Pagan motorcycle gang were present, then I might be mistaken. Overall the writer Geneive Abdo provides a compelling vignette of Langar and Sikh history.Although I am not a Sikh, I was planning to use the article to edify my Western friends the next time they mention “Arbabs pumping gas in New Jersey.” Keep up the great articles. Little India provides a depth that’s frequently missing from other South Asian publications in America.Lavesh BholaSomerdale, NJEditor’s note: Professed pagan groups were in fact participants at the Parliament of the World’s Religions, and it is to them that the article referred.CorrectionsManna Dey’s first film song (“Ai Mere Pyare Watan,” September 2004), “Upar Gagan Vishal” was for the film Mashaal, not Ram Rajya, as was erroneously reported. Also, the reference by Dey to a composition by Shankar Jaikishan is for the film Basant Bihar, not Baija Bawra.In the interview with Jagjit Singh (“Mohabbat ki Zuban,” August 2004), the names of Surdas, Kabir Das and Meera Bai were misspelled due to copy editing errors.Little India encourages letters to the editor. Please email your comments to or write to: Letters, Little India, Empire State Building, 350 Fifth Ave Suite 1826, New York NY 10118 or by fax to 212-560-0609.  Related Itemslast_img read more

PH winds up with another failed SEA Games bid

first_imgWATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding READ: Can Team PH go beyond 50 golds?A newcomer in the SEA Games, the Roxas City native was overweight by two kilos prior to the start of competition Sunday, according to pencak silat chief Princess Jacel Kiram.“He’s a very hardworking athlete with a lot of promise,” said Kiram of Dumaan who won a bronze during the Asian Beach Games last year.It wasn’t hard to pinpoint the missed opportunities.READ: Malacañang hails Filipino SEA Games medalistsADVERTISEMENT Read Next MOST READ Taekwondo jin Alora also a ‘keyboard warrior’ READ: SEA Games debacle loomsBut the gold will not rescue sports officials from the rubble of yet another gloomy bid in the biennial meet.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 shutoutBy any measure, officials missed their mark despite a dramatic stand by the country’s national athletes. From a 50-gold projection, the country was left to target a better haul than the last SEA Games in Singapore.But even that 29-gold count now seems like a luxury. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Cycling, which Malaysia used to meet its projected gold count, didn’t produce any victories for the Philippines despite the sport dangling 20 golds in BMX, track and road races.Olympian Daniel Caluag was the only one who went home with a medal in the sport, a bronze in his favorite BMX event.READ: Caluag fails to defend BMX title, settles for bronzeShooting also failed to snare a single gold, gaining only a bronze in 14 events of the sport.But swimming has to be the biggest disappointment. Despite being one of the most funded associations this year, swimming went home without a gold.READ: PH wins bronze in women’s 50m rifle for shooting’s 1st medal In fact, the country has no gold to show in swimming in the last two editions of the SEA Games despite the sport offering 38 golds.The sport’s best performer was 24-year-old James Deiparine, who won silvers in the 100m and 50m breaststroke.READ: Two bronze medals for PH swimming star Alkhaldi  Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief View comments CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLKUALA LUMPUR—Cyclist Azizulhasni Awang gave host Malaysia its 111th goal medal late Monday, allowing the host country to meet its target and serving as a fitting backdrop to the failed Philippine campaign in the 29th Southeast Asian Games here.Pencak silat gave the country’s gasping bid some ray of light, with Dines Dumaan going through the wringer for a gold medal Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Indian players unhappy ahead of CWG

first_imgAlready plagued by collapsing infrastructure and missed deadlines, the Commonwealth Games (CWG) now faces more trouble with less than a week to go for its gala inauguration as there seems to be a rebellion brewing in the Indian teams for cycling and shooting. The Indian shooting team that picked up a record 27 medals at the last Commonwealth Games has been struggling to get the right equipment for practice this time. The sport that gave India its first ever individual Olympic gold has been suffering at the hands of its administrators as the Indian shooters are forced to borrow ammunition for practice. The shooters should have been training at the ranges in Delhi where the Games will be held but that could not happen as the venues were not ready on time. Now the organising committee (OC) seems to be ensuring that the Indian shooters do not get the home advantage. Chief coach Sunny Thomas is now worried as the OC has failed to get the shooters ammunition for practice. “We are the reigning champions. We had 27 medals in the last Commonwealth Games. To make it 27 to 28, it’s not so easy as we think,” he said. In fact, things came to such a head that ace shooter Gagan Narang even threatened to quit the team for CWG. Cycling team wary of SAI bondOn the other side, the Indian cycling team has been up in arms and has threatened to return their imported bicycles. They claimed that the Sports Authority of India (SAI) was forcing the cyclists to sign bonds making them answerable for any damage caused to their equipments. The riders were given the bicycles worth lakhs of rupees just a few days ago and were later asked by SAI to sign bonds. The bond apparently states that in case a bicycle is lost or damaged while in use, the rider would be held responsible for it. The cyclists initially refused to sign the bond but were forced to sign it after sometime.advertisementlast_img read more

Sachin Tendulkar bats for campaign against child labour on Twitter

first_imgIndian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, chess champion Viswanathan Anand and Bollywood stars took to Twitter this week to support a campaign against child labour, using their fame to draw greater attention to the issue.The campaign, launched by Indian insurer Reliance General Insurance and children’s rights NGO Child Rights and You (CRY), used the hashtag #DONT_EMPLOY_LITTLE_ONES to urge people to promise not to use child labour. Bollywood stars Soha Ali Khan and Mandira Bedi also tweeted their support.”Every child deserves to chase dreams. Let dreams be chased,” Tendulkar tweeted.The former India captain’s tweet was retweeted almost 2,000 times and liked nearly 5,000 times.There are 5.7 million Indian child workers aged between five and 17, out of 168 million globally, according to the International Labour Organization.More than half the Indian children work in agriculture, toiling in cotton, sugarcane and rice paddy fields, and over a quarter in manufacturing, embroidering clothes, weaving carpets or making matchsticks. Children also work in restaurants and hotels, and in middle-class homes.”Millions of children in India, engaged in labour, are battling minimum wages, long working hours, suffering abuse and exploitation and being brutally deprived of their basic rights,” CRY director Anita Bala Sharad said in a statement.The campaign also asks people to stop using restaurants and other businesses that employ child labour, and to ensure out-of-school children and their parents are made aware of the law that guarantees free education up to the age of 14.”We firmly believe that every single citizen has a moral obligation to ensure that child safety – a childs right to safety and a safe environment – is not taken away from children,” Reliance General CEO Rakesh Jain said in the statement.advertisementNon-profits in India are increasingly taking to social media to raise awareness of causes including domestic violence and child labour. There are estimated to be more than 350 million internet users and more than 134 million active social media users in the country.last_img read more

Novak Djokovic advances in Japan after doubles exit

first_imgSerbia’s Novak Djokovic hits a return against Australia’s Alexei Popyrin in their men’s singles first round match at the ATP Japan Open tennis tournament in Tokyo on October 1, 2019. (Photo by Behrouz MEHRI / AFP)TOKYO — Novak Djokovic made amends for his doubles exit at the Japan Open by progressing to the second round of the singles on Tuesday.The top-ranked Serb — attempting to win a title on his tournament debut for the 10th time — beat Australian Alexei Popyrin 6-4, 6-2 and next faces local wild card entry Go Soeda.ADVERTISEMENT Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:44Djokovic wins Laureus Sportsman of Year Award03:03Rescue efforts underway as Typhoon Hagibis kills 11 in Japan02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue NBA referees aim to make traveling take a walk Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Uchiyama’s victory means four of the five Japanese main draw entries made it through to the second round.Reilly Opelka won an all-American duel with seventh-seeded Taylor Fritz, 6-3, 6-4, to set up a second-round match against Frenchman Gilles Simon, who beat Pablo Andujar 6-4, 6-0.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Becoming his own man MOST READ Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers LATEST STORIES Holding to love in four of his nine service games, Djokovic did not give any break-point opportunities to Popyrin in the match.Djokovic, alongside Filip Krajinovic, had been knocked out of the doubles by the fourth-seeded Mate Pavic and Bruno Soares on Monday. That was Djokovic’s first competitive match since retiring during his fourth-round clash with Stan Wawrinka at the U.S. Open.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40Japanese wild card Taro Daniel caused the biggest upset of the day by beating second-seeded Borna Coric 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (5) after a grueling 2 hours, 39 minutes in 30-degree C (86 F) heat on the Colosseum show court.Daniel is joined in the second round by compatriot Yasutaka Uchiyama, the qualifier needing only 54 minutes to dismantle fourth-seeded Benoit Paire 6-2, 6-2. He next meets Radu Albot, who beat Krajinovic 6-3, 7-5. Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? This jewelry designer is also an architect View commentslast_img read more

NCAA juniors: Lyceum stuns San Beda to force title decider

first_imgMatteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ LATEST STORIES ‘Basketball is not forever’: Doug Kramer set to retire after 12 years in PBA View comments Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Guadana tallied 19 points on a six of 21 shooting but converted three triples that somehow wiped out the dismal touch, while Barba finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds.Game 3 is set on Tuesday at the same venue.Meanwhile, San Beda’s Calvin Oftana received his season MVP trophy during the awarding ceremony and was joined by his teammates Evan Nelle and James Canlas in the Mythical Team.Lyceum’s Jaycee Marcelino and San Sebastian’s Allyn Bulanadi, this year’s scoring champion, completed the five awardees.Oftana, who compiled a player average value of 51.56 points, was likewise chosen as part of the all-defensive team with Perpetual’s Ben Adamos, Emilio Aguinaldo’s JPMaguliano, San Sebastian’s JM Calma and Arellano’s Justin Arana, the season’s rookie of the year.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Rice industry paralysis Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:13San Beda, Lyceum still title favorites for NCAA Season 9400:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issuecenter_img NCAA juniors MPV John Barba. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines–Nobody expected Lyceum to get this far.The Junior Pirates proved everybody wrong when they pulled off a 79-74 victory and stretched their NCAA Season 95 junior championship series with the San Beda Red Cubs to a winner-take-all encounter on Friday at the Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Fran Yu of Letran was named most improved player while Cameroonian pivotman Donald Tankoua of San Beda bagged the best foreign player award. Lyceum’s Mike Nzeusseu, a Cameroonian like Tankoua, was the best defensive foreign player. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ With the clock winding down, tournament MVP John Barba swished the insurance three, giving the Junior Pirates a five-point advantage with 16.7 seconds left that they protected at the buzzer.“We have no choice but to go all-out in this game. We were able to adjust after that Game 1 defeat,’’ said Lyceum coach JC Docto.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceLyceum’s Mclaude Guadana actually created the elbow room with a triple, 76-71, with less than a minute left before Yukien Andrada stitched the gap with a three of his own in the ensuing play before that Barba game-winner.It was a breakthrough win for the Junior Pirates, who had never won against the Red Cubs the past 19 games since Lyceum joined the league in 2011. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay?last_img read more

World Cup 2018: Russian women play the beautiful game dressed as brides

first_imgThe World Cup 2018 in Russia is at its business end with teams fighting it out in the round of 16 after the action-packed group stages came to an end earlier this week.Argentina and Portugal have already been knocked out on the first day of the round of 16 by France and Uruguay respectively.France beat Lionel Messi-led Argentina 4-3 in the last-16 opener while Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal succumbed to a 2-1 defeat against Uruguay hours later.As the action on the field intensifies with six more matches before the quarterfinals, Russia is making sure to keep the fans and tourists entertained in all ways possible.Even women are leaving no stone unturned to show their craze for football in Russia with fans in Kazan warming up to the knockout stage with an unusual football match played by women while wearing bridal dresses. World Cup 2018: This unusual match served as a warm-up for the World Cup’s first action-filled knockout-stage match between France and Argentina (Reuters Photo)Russian women wearing elaborate bridal dresses took to the pitch in the World Cup host city of Kazan on Saturday for a friendly soccer match intended to show their love for the sport.Wearing floor-length white dresses and running shoes, the women split up into teams of five and played 15-minute halves on gravel in front of a small crowd. The winning team was awarded a replica of the World Cup trophy, made out of flowers (Reuters Photo)”We had a nice appearance but it wasn’t very comfortable,” said Gulnaz Sharipova, a player on the winning team who had never played soccer before.advertisement”It’s not only a man’s game,” said Maryana Raznogorskaya, the team’s goalkeeper. “The most important thing is friendship and solidarity.”The winning team was awarded a replica of the World Cup trophy, made out of flowers.This unusual match served as a warm-up for the World Cup’s first action-filled knockout-stage match in which France beat Argentina 4-3 in Kazan.Football fever gripped the nation much before the start of the tournament and it has only grown as players from all around the world compete to get their hands on the prestigious World Cup trophy.Russia is hosting the football World Cup for the first time, holding matches in 11 cities.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more


first_imgA northwest Iowa man has pleaded guilty to illegally manufacturing anabolic steroids.Prosecutors say 23-year-old James Nhan, of Orange City, entered the plea November 20th in U.S. District Court in Sioux City.Court documents say Nhan admitted that, from late 2014 until Dec. 15, 2015, he manufactured anabolic steroids and intended to distribute some to various customers.In December 2015, law enforcement executed a search warrant on Nhan’s residence and seized numerous vials containing anabolic steroids.They also seized lab equipment, packing material, labels, and sheets of papers listing the names and addresses of individuals who had purchased or intended to purchase anabolic steroids.Nhan faces up to ten years in prison.His sentencing date has not yet been set.Nhan remains free on bond.last_img read more

Media coverage of X-Blades 2010 NTL

first_imgAttached is an article on the Sunshine Coast’s Chris and Ash Farrow, and a link to a story on their website.Thanks to the Sunshine Coast Daily for providing the article content. Filessunshine_coast_daily_2_-pdflast_img

Becker’s LNG Hybrid Barge Expected in Hamburg …

first_imgWorld Maritime News Staff, October 1, 2014 zoom Becker Marine Systems is expecting the first LNG Hybrid Barge to arrive at the Port  of Hamburg this weekend.“If all goes well and the weather remains stable, the LNG Hybrid Barge should be arriving at its future home port of Hamburg on 4th or 5th October,” said Dirk Lehmann, Managing Director of Becker Marine Systems.Following the technical launch at Komárno, Slovakia one month ago, the 76.7 m long, 11.4 m wide and approx. 1.7 m draught LNG Hybrid Barge was set off on its way towards the North Sea.“Despite some narrow river bends and many locks, the 1,500 km trip up the Danube, Main and Rhine rivers has so far progressed with no trouble at all,” said Lehmann.On land, an info bus from Hybrid Port Energy GmbH (the operator of the LNG Hybrid Barge and a subsidiary of Becker Marine Systems) has been accompanying the tow convoy.After arriving in Hamburg, it will be dry docked at the Blohm + Voss shipyard for final outfitting and for technical testing in a multi-stage test procedure.In mid-October, the connector for supplying power to cruise ships will be handed over to cooperation partner AIDA Cruises as part of a naming ceremony.The LNG Hybrid Barge will then be connected via cable to the “AIDAsol” ship for the first time on a test basis.The current position of the barge can be checked here.last_img read more

Traffic Advisory Lunenburg County

first_imgLUNENBURG COUNTY: LaHave ferry The LaHave cable ferry may be out of service for one to three more weeks for damage assessment and repair of the drum and cable anchor system. Ferry users should prepare to take an alternate route around the LaHave River. The ferry was taken out of service when the cable unwound from the drum due to pressure from excessive ice in the river. Engineers are assessing the extent of the damage and the necessary repairs. Recognizing the inconvenience to people the department is working hard to get the ferry up and running as quickly as possible. Continue to check 511 for updates. -30-last_img read more

New Guide for Property Owners Who Want to Alter Watercourses

first_imgA new online guide on altering rivers, streams, lakes and ponds can help property owners and construction and forestry workers follow new rules to protect them. The Guide to Altering Watercourses explains when to call in experts, requirements for work with a higher risk to the environment and how to lessen damage to waterways and aquatic life. Examples of altering watercourse beds or banks include installing a culvert or bridge, or stabilizing banks. Many jobs that can be completed between June 1 and Sept. 30 now only require notifying the department, rather than a more costly and time-consuming approval. The guide explains the process and new rules that came into effect last October. For the guide and more information, go to .last_img read more

Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly steps down

NEW YORK — The CEO credited with reviving a struggling Best Buy is stepping aside.Hubert Joly is handing leadership of the reinvigorated electronics retailer to longtime executive Corie Barry as part of the company’s succession plan.Joly, 59, took the helm in 2012 and focused on driving online revenue and the in-store experience as traditional retailers like faced dwindling foot traffic and sales. Online sales now account for about 22 per cent of its business.It also expanded services while adding same-day delivery service in certain areas.Barry becomes CEO on June 11. She’s been with the company in various executive jobs since 1999. She will also join the board of directors, which is expanding to 13 members.Joly will become executive chairman of the board after stepping down.The Associated Press read more

Australia stops 54 Lankans sends them to Indonesia

“According to the chief of immigration, the information they received was that these people wanted to go to Australia to ask for asylum,” Tanoni told Fairfax Media.Although there is an immigration detention centre on Kupang, Tanoni said it was full and the asylum seekers were likely to be accommodated in hotels.Fairfax Media is seeking comment from Australian Customs. Fishermen spotted two boats floating near an island in the West Rote district, 500 kilometres north-east of the Australian coast, on Sunday. The Australian navy has repeatedly turned back boats with asylum seekers on board after Prime Minister Tony Abbott came to power in 2013 vowing to “stop the boats”.The hardline tactic was also initially employed by Malaysia and Indonesia during the recent humanitarian crisis in the Bay of Bengal after boatloads of Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants were stranded at sea following a Thai crackdown on people trafficking.The crackdown led to people smugglers abandoning the boats at sea, leading to deaths and starvation.Malaysia and Indonesia later agreed to assist the migrants and asylum seekers and provide shelter for up to a year but insisted the international community had to help with their resettlement. Australian customs has turned back 65 people, including 54 from Sri Lanka, after their boat reached Australian waters last week, the Sydney Morning Herald reported quoting an Indonesian police chief as saying.The 65 people from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Myanmar, who reportedly claimed to be asylum seekers, are now in detention on the Indonesian island of Rote. He said the passengers included four women and three toddlers. Of the 65, 54 were from Sri Lanka, 10 from Bangladesh and one from Myanmar.They had started out from Pelabuhan Ratu in West Java on May 24 and were intercepted by Australian customs two days later.Hidayat said Indonesian police had arrested four of the six crew members. The captain, Yohanes, ran away. “He’s part of the smuggler network in Jakarta, according to the boat crews,” Hidayat said. There was confusion over the whereabouts of the sixth crew member, with some suggesting he was with Australian customs, although it was unclear what that meant. West Timor Care Foundation chairman Ferdi Tanoni said the migrants were expected to be transferred to Kupang, West Timor’s largest town and the capital of Nusa Tenggara Timur province. “They looked exhausted,” Rote police chief Hidayat said. “One female passenger is pregnant – we took her immediately to the hospital but she is ok now.” Hidayat said the migrants told him they had been caught by Australian customs on May 26, put in two blue and white boats, and sent back into Indonesian waters.“The Australians provided them with food, drinks and sufficient fuel to reach Indonesian land,” Hidayat said. read more

Falls survivor remembers the event that changed his life

The only person to survive being accidentally swept over the Horseshoe Falls, was back at the Falls today. Roger Woodward was only 7 years old when he plunged over the Falls wearing only a life jacket for protection. Lauran Sabourin spoke to Woodward today about the miraculous event that changed his life forever.There is a picture of 7 year old Roger Woodward in July 1960, just moments after he was plunged over the Horseshoe Falls. Going over The Falls in a sensation he will never forget. “I had the sensation of floating. I guess it would be vertigo. I couldn’t tell if I was up or down. I never had butterflies in my stomach…it wasn’t like a roller coaster or anything like that…it was just floating.” Minutes earlier Roger was feeling sheer terror. The aluminum boat he and his sister Deanne and a family friend were in hit a rock. It knocked out the engine and the boat capsized. “I remember being thrown into the air like a rag doll, and coming down solid against a rock.”And then he was swept over the brink. At the base of The Falls everything went dark. And then he saw an outline of a boat. “It was the maid of the mist. Captain Clifford Keech was the skipper.” Roger was battered and bruised and screaming for help. On the third attempt he was able to grab the life ring. “As soon as they laid me on the deck I was yelling ‘my sister, my sister – you’ve got to find Deanne and Jim’”Roger spent three days at Greater Niagara General Hospital. He had a concussion, he couldn’t walk.Jim, the family friend was swept over the falls and died. Roger’s sister Deanne was carried by the rapids and pulled to safety by a tourist just six metres from the brink. “With his instruction telling me ‘please, come to me girl’ – and it was strong, and I heard it. It was a miracle to my ears. I could respond, I wanted to go to that man” recalls Deanne, who was in Niagara Falls with her brother today.People told them God must have something special planned for their lives. “I searched for 20 years to try to answer that question” says Roger. “At age 27, I came to know the Lord Jesus Christ as my savior. I realized then that I was saved that day because God knew 20 years later I would come to know him as my savior. For that I’m so grateful that Deanne and I lived.”Roger and Deanne see their survival at The Falls as a miracle. For 34 years they hadn’t talked about their ordeal. For them just being near The Falls brings back all of the sensations they felt that day 55 years ago.Roger Woodward will be the guest speaker this Friday at the Niagara Falls Prayer Breakfast. It’s at Club Italia on Montrose Road. Doors open at 6 a-m. read more

SMMT Update 190 – 28 October 2011

SMMT’s Friday round-up, including all the latest news from UK automotive and a message from our Chief Executive.Read SMMT Update 190 onlineClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)

Campaigners warn against sale of fields and green spaces which save NHS

Fields in Trust suggests that the UK's parks save the NHS more than £100 million every year Fields in Trust suggests that the UK’s parks save the NHS more than £100 million every yearCredit:Steve Parsons/PA Martin Brommell, chair of the Mapledurham Playing Fields Action Group, said: “The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) is just selecting whichever site it chooses and going after it regardless of planning laws.“They bought this land for a song and clearly saw it as an easy, soft target.“If this development goes ahead, other councils will get the message that they don’t have to give up valuable development land if they can give up trust land instead.”The ESFA has pledged £1.36m to mitigate the loss of amenity and enhance the remaining facilities but the campaigners claim it will not compensate for the loss of sports pitches, recreation ground and playground.The Fields in Trust report found that green spaces save the NHS at least £111 million every year, enough to pay for more than 3,500 nurses.The figures are based solely on the number of GP visits they prevent and do not include savings from non-referrals for treatment or prescriptions, meaning the actual savings to the taxpayer would be significantly higher. The research represents the first time wellbeing benefits associated with parks and green spaces have been calculated so comprehensively.It valued such green land at £974 per person – the equivalent of approximately nine days average pay.Green spaces and parks are increasingly at risk, from both a lack of investment and the ongoing trend of selling them off by cash-strapped local authorities.Official figures suggest that the Department for Education allowed 194 playing field disposals since the Conservatives came to power almost eight years ago.Helen Griffiths, chief executive of Fields in Trust, said: “This report clearly demonstrates the economic and wellbeing benefits that parks and green spaces bring to people across the UK.“At a time when parks and green spaces are under threat this is valuable evidence that the loss of green space is hugely damaging to people’s welfare.“The research also confirms that any decision by a public body to remove a park or green space is completely short-sighted – and will in fact likely cost more money than is saved.”The research was undertaken using Treasury-approved methods that calculate the value of something by asking people how much they would need to be paid to compensate them for the loss and how it affects various things including physical and mental health.As part of its new Green Spaces for Good strategy, Fields in Trust is committing itself to protecting more green spaces, with the aim of 75 per cent of the UK population being within a 10 minute walk of a protected park or green space by 2022. It said the current figure, which it is currently calculating, is “significantly lower”.The Duke of Cambridge, president of the charity, said parks “quite simply make us happier”. Parks and green spaces save the NHS more than £100 million a year, new research has found.They provide wellbeing benefits worth a total of £34 billion annually, according to the Fields in Trust charity, which has urged the Government to ban local councils from selling school playing fields.Its report, the first of its kind, warned that the sale of such valuable land was “completely short sighted” and would likely cost more money than is saved.It came as campaigners warned that a council’s decision to approve the planning application for a new free school to be built on fields it holds in trust could pave the way for similar moves to be made up and down the country.An action group has called for a public inquiry into Reading Borough Council’s decision to develop the land originally bequeathed in charity trust for recreation only.  Objectors include Sports England, the Football Foundation, Fields in Trust and the Campaign to Protect Rural England amongst others. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Poll Would you sign up to further education money no object

first_img Poll Results: Yes, absolutelyNo, don’t see how it would helpDon’t knowVoteIf you did return, how did it work out for you and what tips would you share with others considering that change? Let us know in the comments. And if you are applying for the scholarship – good luck! Share5 Tweet Email Don’t know (383) No, don’t see how it would help (901) Poll: Would you sign up to further education, money no object? If you returned to third-level, what advice would you share with others considering that change? Wednesday 8 Feb 2017, 8:30 PM Image: Shutterstock/Matej Kastelic IN RECENT weeks, our sister publication – business site Fora – announced its partnership with the UCD Smurfit Business School to offer one reader a fully-paid scholarship for an MBA.(Details of how to apply will be in Fora’s newsletter on Friday – subscribe to that in the box below underneath the poll.)It got us wondering about further education and what value we place on it in Irish society. If you had the chance to return to further education (or perhaps attend for the first time), do you think you would? Feb 8th 2017, 8:30 PM Image: Shutterstock/Matej Kastelic 15,334 Views 25 Comments By Fora Staff Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL Yes, absolutely (6296) Get Fora’s NEW daily digest of the morning’s key business news:last_img read more