Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours With young stars, Cubs likely not fading after NLCS loss Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Luka Doncic uncorks eight 3s to help Mavs fend off Blazers Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed LATEST STORIES Isabela students make facemasks, bake pastries for Taal eruption refugees Kendrick Nunn continues to shine as Heat torch Thunder Grizzlies push streak to 7 wins after beating Cavs Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball gestures to teammates during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)PHOENIX — Lonzo Ball barely missed a triple-double with 29 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists in his second NBA game and the Los Angeles Lakers held on to beat the Phoenix Suns 132-130 on Friday night.The Suns had a chance to tie it with 1.2 seconds to play, but T.J. Warren missed the first of two free throws. That meant he had to miss the second intentionally and hope for a rebound, but the Suns couldn’t get a decent shot off before the buzzer.ADVERTISEMENT Ball, the No. 2 overall pick this year who is a week shy of his 20th birthday, took over down the stretch, scoring eight points in a 2 1/2-minute span. His final basket during that run, a floating layup, put Los Angeles ahead 130-122 with 1:35 to play.But the Suns came roaring back behind Eric Bledsoe and Devin Booker, whose 3-pointer with 6.4 seconds left cut it to 131-130. Brandon Ingram made one of two free throws to give Phoenix one last chance and Warren was fouled by Ingram on an inbounds play.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe free throw was off the back of the rim, though, and the Lakers survived.Bledsoe scored 29 points, 17 in the fourth quarter. Booker also flirted with what would have been his first career triple-double, finishing with 25 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists. Warren added 24 points, 17 in the second quarter. Ingram scored 25 points for Los Angeles. MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Both teams were coming off of season-opening blowout losses.The Lakers lost to the Los Angeles Clippers 108-92, and Phoenix was routed by Portland 124-79, the most one-sided loss in Suns history and most one-sided season opener ever in the NBA.From the opening tip Friday, it was a fast-paced, often sloppy, game with not much attention to defense.Phoenix used a 13-2 run to go up 55-49 with 7:09 left in the half and the Suns stretched it to 67-58 on another 3 by Booker with 3:34 left in the half. But the Lakers scored the next seven, five at the free throw line.Warren responded with consecutive baskets, but Ingram had the last laugh, a 3-pointer with eight seconds to play to cut Phoenix’s lead to 73-70 at the half.ADVERTISEMENT Hawks complete late rally to stun Spurs Booker was called for a flagrant one when he fouled Brewer hard on a layup with 6:02 left in the third quarter. Larry Nance Jr. jumped into the fray and put a shoulder into Booker, who responded with a shove. Booker and Nance both were assessed technical fouls.The play came during an 13-2 Lakers outburst that put Los Angeles on top 95-85 after Nance stole the ball from Booker with both players on the floor and flipped the ball to Lopez for a layup with 3:03 to play in the third quarter.The Lakers boosted the lead to 111-99 on Clarkson’s basket with 10:28 to go.TIP INSLakers: Luol Deng, who started Thursday’s opener, was inactive. … Ball had three points, nine assists and four steals in his debut Thursday night. … The Lakers locked arms as they stood for the national anthem.Suns: In the second quarter, Warren was 6 for 7 from the field and 5 for 6 from the foul line. … Booker was flattened under the Phoenix basket by Brook Lopez in the second quarter. He was slow to get up but stayed in the game. ..The Suns play their next five on the road. Their next home game is Nov. 6 against Brooklyn.UP NEXTLakers: Host New Orleans on Sunday night.Suns: At the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday night. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January targets LATEST After months of negotiations, the Brazilian finally put pen to paper on a long-term contract and admitted he was delighted to join the Premier League side.He told the club’s official website: “I feel really happy and fulfilled to join West Ham United,” Anderson told whufc.com. “West Ham is a club with a lot of tradition, lots of great players have played here, like Bobby Moore, Carlos Tevez and Di Canio.“They were great players and idols here, and I’m aiming big, who knows, maybe I could hit their heights and be a legend here too. I’m really happy to be here. It’s a dream come true.“I want to thank the owner, David Sullivan, because he made a big effort to bring me here. I know how difficult it was, so I have to thank him a lot, and I hope I can repay his faith in me on the pitch with goals and winning games.”The 25-year-old joined Lazio from Santos in 2013 and enjoyed a terrific debut season.After a dip in form and a loss of fitness, he returned to his best last season – grabbing ten assists an eight goals in all competitions. LIVING THE DREAM The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star moving on IN DEMAND Anderson will become the Hammers’ seventh signing this window, in what has been a manic summer so far.After snapping up Ryan Fredericks from Fulham on a free transfer, new boss Manuel Pellegrini smashed the club’s transfer record to bring in Issa Diop from Toulouse.Next, the former Manchester City boss opted for more experienced signings, and duly brought in Lukasz Fabianski, Jack Wilshere and Andriy Yarmolenko.On Saturday, they completeed the signing of Paraguay international Fabian Balbuena, as they look to solve their defensive issues. 1 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland RANKED West Ham United have confirmed the signing of Lazio forward Felipe Anderson for a club-record fee.The deal, believed to be worth around £40 million, smashes the £24 million they paid to sign Issa Diop earlier this window. targets REVEALED Latest Transfer stories from talkSPORT.com Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade West Ham have worked hard to get the signing of Anderson over the line
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Recently, Beck’s Superior Hybrids of Atlanta, Indiana donated an FFA jacket to a member of the Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter. The jacket was made available through a special project of the Ohio FFA Foundation. The Blue Jackets Program was founded to help new FFA members earn their first FFA jacket. Participating FFA members pledge to meet the Blue Jacket Program requirements and the jackets will be awarded to them.Requirements of the Blue Jacket Program include attending two FFA events, completion of 10 hours of community service, submission of satisfactory plans for a Supervised Agricultural Experience Program, service on an FFA Program of Activities committee, completion of a high school agricultural education course, and attendance at 80% of the FFA chapter meetings. Additionally, the members selected agree to maintain a positive and cooperative attitude. This year there were 600 applicants statewide and 179 FFA jackets awarded.Selected from Miami East-MVCTC FFA was Sumsaar Thapa. Sumsaar is a first year FFA member at Miami East High School. She has attended numerous FFA activities including FFA Meetings, the National FFA Convention and is preparing for the Novice Parliamentary Procedures Career Development Event. Sumsaar is the daughter of Nisha Panday and Sanjeev Thapa of Troy.
Everton 2 Huddersfield Town 0: Sigurdsson & Calvert-Lewin get Allardyce off to winning start Ryan Benson 00:53 12/3/17 Getty Images Everton secured back-to-back Premier League wins as they beat Huddersfield Town 2-0 in Sam Allardyce’s first match in charge. Sam Allardyce’s Everton reign started in victorious fashion, as Gylfi Sigurdsson and Dominic Calvert-Lewin earned a 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town at Goodison Park on Saturday.The former England manager was officially appointed as Ronald Koeman’s permanent successor on Thursday and, although Everton failed to produce a performance to match Wednesday’s 4-0 hammering of West Ham United, they at least managed to secure back-to-back Premier League wins for the first time this season.The first 45 minutes of Allardyce’s tenure were rather forgettable, with both sides lacking imagination in attack, contributing to a tepid half of football. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player But things were quick to liven up after the break, with Sigurdsson putting Everton ahead with an excellent goal in the 47th minute.Both sides appeared more willing to push men forward in the second period, resulting in a significant increase in entertainment, but Everton continued to look the better in attack.And they ultimately wrapped up all three points 17 minutes from the end through the lively Calvert-Lewin, giving Allardyce a solid start to life on Merseyside. | Ice cold finish. #EFCmatchday pic.twitter.com/ydeXXNCldh— Everton (@Everton) December 2, 2017Neither side was able to exert much control over proceedings early on, with the first 20 minutes scrappy and severely devoid of quality.Everton managed to up the tempo eventually, however, and a quick passing move brought about their first chance in the 26th minute, as Cuco Martina saw a lovely curling 25-yard effort pushed away by Jonas Lossl in the Huddersfield goal.But that opportunity failed to inspire a prolonged period of Everton pressure.If anything, it encouraged an improvement from Huddersfield, who suddenly started to enjoy some command.And they almost took the lead five minutes before the break, but Laurent Depoitre could not prod the ball past Jordan Pickford in a goalmouth scramble.Everton instantly looked better after the break and swiftly took the lead in style.Aaron Lennon cut in from the right and passed to Calvert-Lewin on the edge of the area, with the young forward producing a glorious flick that split the Huddersfield defence to find Sigurdsson, who applied the finish.4 – Gylfi Sigurdsson has been directly involved in four goals in his last four PL games for Everton (two goals, two assists), after none in his first 10 for the club. Rejuvenated.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 2, 2017Huddersfield responded well and stepped things up a notch.Tom Ince went close a few moments later, running at Jonjoe Kenny before sending a left-footed drive into the side-netting.But Huddersfield had to rely on Lossl just after the hour, as Calvert-Lewin saw a goal-bound 20-yard effort crucially pushed away.He was not to be denied in the 73rd minute, though his goal had more than a hint of luck to it.Wayne Rooney played him into the penalty area and Calvert-Lewin saw his left-footed effort deflect off Mathias Jorgensen and over the helpless Lossl.That goal proved to be a real sucker-punch for the visitors, and Everton had little difficulty seeing things out thereafter, moving on to 18 points as a result of victory. read more
8020, San Francisco-based publisher of a pair of reader-generated magazines, has decided to suspend publication of one of them—Everywhere—and laid off three staffers, including the magazine’s editor-in-chief. The travel magazine and Web site, comprised entirely of reader-generated content that is ranked and chosen for print by its online audience, “aren’t where [they] need to be business-wise,” according to the Everywhere blog. The company plans to focus on reengineering the Web site’s back-end until the print version relaunches “before the end of the year for sure,” 8020 president and CEO Mitchell Fox told FOLIO:. “You get content contributed based on the kind of Web site you have,” Fox says. “I am going to stay true to my model and build a dynamic Web site to bring in the kind of content that will make for an exciting, unique and probably narrower-focused magazine.” 8020 will continue to publish photography-focused JPG. According to Fox, 8020 hopes to launch as many as three new titles by the first quarter 2009 and is in the process of determining subjects now. “I have to make sure we choose the ones where can have online communities that are engaged and active.”
Drones NASA 0 Post a comment 12 Photos NASA happenings Cicada, developed by the US Naval Research Laboratory, stands for “Close-in Covert Autonomous Disposable Aircraft.” You can nestle one of these small drones in the palm of your hand. “Cicada is a concept for a low-cost, GPS-guided, micro disposable air vehicle that can be deployed in large numbers to ‘seed’ an area with miniature electronic payloads,” the Navy said. The Cicadas are mounted on the underside of a Hive drone and then released on demand with a mechanical switch. NASA plans to send humans to an icy part of the moon for the first time NASA rover Curiosity fulfills dream, drills into Mars clay Tags Sci-Tech While the military is looking at how these small drones could be deployed in hostile territories, NASA is looking into their usefulness as tools for meteorologists.The NASA-tested drones come equipped with temperature, air pressure and wind-speed sensors. The drones could one day be dropped through clouds or storm systems to gather detailed data during their descents. Langley Research Center declared the test a success. The Cicadas aren’t the only dainty flying machines NASA is interested in. The space agency is also investigating Marsbees, robotic bees that could help rovers better explore Mars.Swarming autonomous airborne drones may sound like something you’d see in a sci-fi apocalypse setting, but the Cicadas could one day be a silver lining in the clouds, giving us a valuable inside look at storm systems. Fly the stranger skies with these 12 oddball drones Share your voice Enlarge ImageThe drones come equipped with temperature, air pressure and wind-speed sensors. Video screenshot by Amanda Kooser/CNET Hives and Cicadas. It might sound like NASA is getting into entomology, but it’s actually taking a new set of drones for a test run. NASA’s Langley Research Center released a video last week showing four large drones (called Hives) releasing over 100 smaller drones known as Cicadas at the Beaver Dam Airpark in Virginia.
A promotional material of Darshan’s Kurukshetra teaser release.PR HandoutA teaser from Darshan’s long-awaited movie Kurukshetra is finally out on Monday, May 20. The clip from the film was launched directly on the YouTube page of Lahari Music at 6 pm.The teaser gives gives glimpses to the grandeur in Kurukshetra. Darshan, Arjun Sarja, Ambareesh, Nikhil Kumar, Sneha, Shashi Kumar and all the other characters are seen in the clip. [Crawl down to watch the video]Kurukshetra is based on the poem titled Gadhayuddha by 10 century poet Ranna which is about the Hindu epic, The Mahabharatha. The narrative of the story is from the perspective of Duryodhana, the eldest of the Kauravas and the son of blind king Dhritarashtra and Queen Gandhari.The film had hit the floors in August 2017 and was slated to release in mid 2018. But the post-production works forced the makers to reschedule the release. Works related to 3D took more time than expected, eventually delaying the release.Darshan plays the role of Duryodhana, Ravichandran as Krishna, Arjun Sarja as Karna, Srinath as Dhritarashtra, Sneha as Draupadi, Bharathi Vishnuvardhan as Kunti, Nikhil Gowda as Abhimanyu, P Ravishankar as Shakuni, Srinivasa Murthy as Dronacharya and Shashikumar as Dharmaraya.Late actor-politician Ambareesh enacted the role of Bhishma and it happens to be his last film. Naganna, who directed Kranthi Veera Sangolli Rayanna, has directed Kurukshetra, produced by Muniratna Naidu. The movie has composer V Harikrishna’s background score, Jayanan Vincent’s cinematography and Jo Ni Harsha’s editing.
Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N) and unions representing nearly 40,000 wireline workers have reached a tentative deal “in principle” to end a strike that started April 13th, U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez said on Friday.Shares in Verizon, the No. 1 U.S. wireless company, jumped as much as 1.2 percent after the announcement and in afternoon trading were up almost 1 percent at $50.61.Workers that included network technicians and customer service representatives in the company’s Fios Internet, telephone and television services walked off the job after contract talks hit an impasse. The action was called by the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.The parties are drafting an agreement that will be submitted to the unions for ratification and workers are expected to be back on the job next week, Perez said in a statement.Terms of the agreement have not been disclosed.Sticking points in the contract negotiations had included job relocations, offshoring call-center jobs, pensions and healthcare coverage.The tentative deal ends the potentially costly and sometime-contentious 44-day strike. The workers had been without a contract since their agreement expired in August and had been without healthcare coverage since May 1.The last contract negotiations in 2011 also led to a strike that ended after two weeks as contract talks continued.Union workers interviewed on Friday said they were relieved by the news of the tentative pact, but still remain wary as the deal terms are undisclosed.”(The strike’s) been a burden on my family and myself,” said Fitz Boyce, 45, a Verizon field technician, who has been protesting outside Verizon’s Times Square store in New York since the strike started.Verizon has agreed “to add good union jobs on the East Coast,” the CWA said in a statement.The agreement is consistent with Verizon’s “objective of creating high quality American jobs,” the company said in a statement.Verizon and union representatives had been in contract discussions mediated by the U.S. Department of Labor, after Perez, in mid-May, brought both parties back to the negotiating table.The work stoppage at Verizon stretched across several U.S. East Coast states, including New York and Massachusetts. Verizon said it had trained managers and thousands of non-union employees over the past year to ensure that service would not be disrupted.Company executives have hinted in recent weeks that the strike could pressure the bottom line, without providing details. Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo said at a conference earlier in May that new installations and orders had “significantly dropped.” [L2N18L1GL]Since the strike started the workers picketed outside Verizon stores and a handful of conferences attended by company executives. The strike, one of the largest in recent years, drew the support of Democratic U.S. Presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton.Verizon has shifted its focus in recent years to new efforts in mobile video and advertising, while scaling back its Fios TV and Internet service.The company has stopped expanding its old landline phone network and the wireline unit generated about 29 percent of company revenue in 2015, down about 60 percent since 2000, and less than 7 percent of operating income.
Police guard UN convoy which carries INGO and UN stall as they flee from Maungdaw after Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) attacked, in Buthidaung, Myanmar 28 August, 2017. Photo: Reuters China endorses Myanmar’s offensive against Rohingya Muslim insurgents, Myanmar state media said on Thursday, as the UN secretary-general described the operation, forcing nearly 400,000 people to flee to Bangladesh, as “ethnic cleansing”.The Myanmar military offensive in the western state of Rakhine was triggered by a series of guerrilla attacks on 25 Aug on security posts and an army camp in which about a dozen people were killed.“The stance of China regarding the terrorist attacks in Rakhine is clear, it is just an internal affair,” the state-run Global New Light of Myanmar newspaper on Thursday quoted China’s ambassador, Hong Liang, as telling top government officials.“The counter-attacks of Myanmar security forces against extremist terrorists and the government’s undertakings to provide assistance to the people are strongly welcomed.”But at the United Nations in New York, China set a different tone, joining a UN Security Council expression of concern about reports of excessive violence and calling for immediate steps to end it.China competes with the United States for influence in Myanmar, which in 2011 began emerging from nearly 50 years of strict military rule and diplomatic and economic isolation.Earlier this week, the Trump administration called for protection of civilians.The violence in Rakhine and the exodus of refugees is the most pressing problem Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has faced since becoming national leader last year.Suu Kyi is due to address the nation on Tuesday.Critics have called for her to be stripped of her Nobel prize for failing to do more to halt the strife, though national security policy is in the hands of the generals whose junta previously ran the country.UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres and the UN Security Council on Wednesday urged Myanmar to end the violence, which he said was best described as ethnic cleansing.“When one third of the Rohingya population had to flee the country, could you find a better word to describe it?” he told a news conference in New York.The government says it is targeting “terrorists”, while refugees say the offensive aims to push Rohingya out of Buddhist-majority Myanmar.Numerous Rohingya villages in the north of Rakhine have been torched but authorities have denied that security forces or Buddhist civilians have been setting the fires. They blame the insurgents.The government said on Wednesday 45 places had been burned. It did not provide details but a spokesman said out of 471 villages in the north of Rakhine, 176 had been deserted and at least some people had left 34 others.The spokesman, Zaw Htay, said the people going to Bangladesh were either linked to the insurgents, or women and children fleeing conflict.According to government figures, 432 people have been killed, most of them insurgents, since 25 Aug. Bangladesh authorities say at least 100 bodies have been found in a border river and on nearby beaches, some with wounds.Several refugee boats have capsized, one on Thursday when a child drowned, a Reuters witness in Bangladesh said.Smoke was rising from at least two places on the Myanmar side on Thursday. It was not clear what was burning.‘DE-ESCALATE’“Ethnic cleansing” is not recognised as an independent crime under international law, the UN Office on Genocide Prevention says, but it has been used in UN resolutions and acknowledged in judgements and indictments of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.A UN commission of experts defined it as “rendering an area ethnically homogeneous by using force or intimidation to remove persons of given groups”.The 15-member Security Council met behind closed doors on Wednesday to discuss the crisis for the second time since it began and agreed to publicly condemn the situation.The council “expressed concern about reports of excessive violence during the security operations and called for immediate steps to end the violence in Rakhine, de-escalate the situation, re-establish law and order, ensure the protection of civilians … and resolve the refugee problem”.British UN ambassador Matthew Rycroft said it was the first statement from the Security Council on Myanmar in nine years. Such statements have to be agreed by consensus and Russia and China have traditionally protected Myanmar from any action.Bangladesh says all the refugees will have to go home and has called for safe zones in Myanmar. Myanmar says safe zones are unacceptable.Aid agencies are struggling to ramp up operations in Bangladesh and a UN top official said on Wednesday an earlier UN target of $77 million would be inadequate to deal with the crisis. “There are acute shortages of everything,” the UN children’s agency said.There are also fears of a humanitarian crisis on the Myanmar side of the border. The government has accused some aid groups of helping the insurgents and has restricted access.The aid group Médecins Sans Frontières said it had reports that its clinics there had been torched and it called for “unfettered access to people in desperate need”.