Bolick, San Beda edge La Salle for Filoil title

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Beda’s Robert Bolick usually had a chip on his shoulder when playing against De La Salle.Seldom-used during his time as a Green Archer, Bolick made his way to the NCAA powerhouse.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. What ‘missteps’? Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Filipino MMA fighters set for China tilt 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire MOST READ And on Sunday, the feisty Red Lion turned that chip into a boulder and used that to demoralize the Green Archers, 75-72, in the Filoil Flying V Premier Cup finals at the tournament’s namesake arena in San Juan.Bolick, who scored 16 points in the first half alone, had the ball in his hands with less than 30 seconds remaining and the scores tied at 72-72.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe former Green Archer stared at Santi Santillan with title-winning intentions on his mind, and a death glare on his eyes. He then dribbled right, popped back, and hit the game-winning triple with 8.5 seconds left in the game.“Bolick really wanted to prove himself in the first half and I told him you can’t win it alone,” said Red Lions head coach Boyet Fernandez. “He forced his shots in the first half and we only had four assists in the first half.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games “The second half he shared the ball, but in the end we live and die with Bolick. I devised a play, but at the end of the game, in the last 10 seconds, it should be Bolick who’ll take the last shot.”And although Bolick had his prayer answered, he wasn’t the only Red Lion to come up in the clutch.AC Soberano had his moment in the sun when he labeled the scores at 72-72 with a triple from the left wing at the 59.9-second mark of the game.Still, it was Bolick who saved San Beda and he finished with 24 points, eight rebounds, and six assists while Javee Mocon had 13 points and 13 rebounds.Ben Mbala led La Salle with 25 points, 14 rebounds, and four blocks.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more


first_imgSushils climbing up to the 74kg weight category brought him in direct competition with Narsingh, who had represented India in this category in earlier Olympics. After jumping up the division, Sushil had fought in just a couple of international tournaments. In fact, what has gone against Sushil is that he had last fought in 2014 Commonwealth Games at Glasgow, where he had won a gold medal. Since then he has not participated in any major event owing to injuries. Before the World Championship last year, WFI had conducted trials but Sushil opted out of that as well as he sustained a shoulder injury at that time. He also did not take part in the inaugural Pro Wrestling League, once again citing injury, in December last year. However, Sushil kept training in the last one year on governments fund and also went to Georgia for a training stint in April, although he chose to train alone and not with the rest of his Indian colleagues. Earlier in the day, the HC observed: “In international arena of sports, medals are won not only by brawn but also by brain. The last minute challenge to selection can disturb the mental preparation of the selected. “Consequently, a sportsperson innocently asking for just a trial may be jeopardising the chances of the selected candidate to win, having disastrous consequences for national interest. In the duel asked for, the country will be the loser.” PTI CM AH CMlast_img read more

Manchester City’s lead counts for little at this stage, says Pep Guardiola

first_imgManchester City’s five-point lead over neighbours Manchester United counts for little at this stage and they cannot become complacent in their pursuit of the Premier League title, manager Pep Guardiola has said ahead of Sunday’s game against Arsenal.Guardiola’s side are the only unbeaten team after 10 league games this season and their attacking style has been compared to Arsenal’s 2003-04 ‘Invincibles’. However, Guardiola was not interested in suggestions that City too could end the season unbeaten.”We are five points in front of Manchester United… (with) 84 points to play for. It’s nothing,” the Spaniard told a news conference on Friday.”If we play until May the way we have the last two months, I think ‘wow we have a good chance to win the Premier League’.”Who will assure me that is going to happen? Who will assure me we won’t have injured players? Who’s going to assure me we won’t have bad moments… It is impossible to maintain what we have done in the past two months.”Guardiola, who guided City to a 4-2 win at Napoli in the Champions League in midweek, acknowledged the threat that Arsene Wenger’s men posed to his team as they look to go into next week’s international break with a win.”Arsenal are one of the best opponents for my team. They have won a lot of games. Against Arsenal it is always complicated,” Guardiola said.”It is the last game before the international break and hopefully we can recover well from Napoli and put on a good performance in front of our fans and win the game.”advertisementArsenal, who are fifth in the league with 19 points, have lost only once to City in their last nine meetings in all competitions winning four and drawing four.last_img read more

Team India report card after England Test series

first_imgThe Indian cricket team lost the five-match Test series against England 1-4, that is fact. And that is what will go down in the history books no matter how closely-fought the series turned out to be.All talk of the “intent”, “not giving in” and “attitude”, the “best Indian team over the last 15-20 years” just doesn’t back up the claims made by the captain and head coach before and during the series.India managed a win only in the third Test at Trent Bridge by which they won by 203 runs, sandwiched between humiliating losses by ‘close’ margins.England won the – first Test by 31 runs, second Test by an innings and 159 runs, fourth Test by 60 runs and the fifth Test by 118 runs.READ – As India lose another Test series overseas, time for Ravi Shastri to answer tough questionsSo where did it all go wrong for India in England? A closer look at the performances of each player might help in dissecting the problems that exist in the current Indian team. OpenersIndia tried every possible combination of their openers – Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul in the first three Tests, by which time they settled on the pair of Dhawan and Rahul as their first-choice for the final two. Rahul incidentally played as first-down, without much impact or success (but more on that later).Vijay was ousted from the squad, after scores of 20, 6 in the first and a pair of ducks in the second. As a result ‘young-star’ Prithvi Shaw was called up as a replacement for the remaining two Tests but never got a chance to play.advertisementDhawan managed a total of 162 from eight innings, and never looked in control. His highest score, 44, came in India’s winning cause, but that too in relaxed circumstances. Dhawan had starts throughout the series, without never looking like he was set for a big one. Not only the scores of 1,3 in the final Test, but the lack of conviction in himself was the real disappointment.READ – Virat Kohli batted like a champion but captaincy raises questionsRahul was only the third Indian batsman to play all five Tests. After the batting failures in the first Test atNo. 3, Rahul was sent up the order. With a defiant century in the last innings of the series, Rahul finished second-highest run-scorer for India with 299 runs, along with a commendable total of 14 catches. Middle-OrderThe issue of misfiring openers was compounded by the lack of support for India skipper Virat Kohli in the middle order. Kohli broke numerous records on his way to 593 runs in the series with a daylight between him and the next highest run-scorer (home side or away).The truth is Kohli batted on a different level. The conviction, grit and sheer perseverance that the Indian captain showed is exactly what the rest of the middle order missed.READ – Virat Kohli signs off 593-run Test series vs England with a golden duckCheteshwar Pujara was dropped from the first Test, and returned with a total of 278 runs. He contributed 72 runs in India’s winning cause, but his ‘patient’ 132 in the fourth match was blamed for India ending up on the losing side.Ajinkya Rahane played all five matches and finished with 257 , with a highest of 81 (again in the third Test which India won). But what sticks out is the Indian vice-captain’s average of just 25.70 in the series.Kohli at No. 4, at times in the series, carried the Indian batting line-up with little or no support from batsmen positioned next to him. All-RoundersHardik Pandya was India’s go to all-rounder in the series, but his lack of conviction in either department was the cause for frown on the foreheads of the Indian think tank. He played four matches, scoring 164 runs (with a highest of an unbeaten 52) and picking up 10 wickets (with a best of 5/28). In India’s only win of the series, Pandya shined with the bat and ball, but his lack of consistency forced him to be dropped in favour of Hanuma Vihari in the last Test.READ – Sunil Gavaskar raises questions on Virat Kohli’s captaincy in Test cricketVihari, on debut scored 56 runs in the first innings and then returned with the ball to pick up 3 wickets in the absence of a frontline pacer. KeepersThe injury to Wriddhiman Saha meant opportunity for India playing a batsman-first keeper, but withstanding a late flourish from Rishabh Pant, the runs conceded far outweighed the runs scored. Dinesh Karthik seemed a good fit for Team India, his batting skills would enable India to play four front-line bowlers and an all-rounder. But a total of 22 runs, including two ducks, meant a different set of gloves was needed.advertisementREAD – Rishabh Pant a work in progress, feel former India wicket-keepersPant made his debut and played the next three Tests, scoring a total of 162 runs (114 of which came in the last innings). The real cost was behind the stumps, as he cost India 76 byes in six innings. The argument that the ball was swinging more and that the bowlers had a hard time controlling it, made Pant’s job tougher. SpinnersIndia played all three spinners, with Ravichandran Ashwin playing four and missing out from the last with injury. Ashwin played mostly as a lone spinner taking a total of 11 wickets, a far cry from the 22 wickets (12 off which Moeen Ali got in just two matches) that his English counterparts managed.Ashwin looked set for a big series, starting with 4/62 and 3/59 in the first match, but then things didn’t turn out the way he wanted. he went wicketless in the third Test at The Lord’s, as India paired him with Kuldeep Yadav. Kuldeep two was practically ineffective on a pitch which didn’t suite spinners.READ – Mohammad Azharuddin blames India’s top-order failure for series loss vs EnglandAshwin was injured in the third Test which India won, as he persevered through the pain. He was selected for the fourth Test, despite not being fit and struggled through the Test, and yet picking up only one wicket.In the last Test, India were forced to turn to Ravindra Jadeja. His return, 4/79, 86 not out, 3/179 and 13. Jadeja’s inclusion brought some semblance of threat from India’s spinners and his contribution with the bat was enough to stake a strong case for his selection in the future. PacersThe standout stars of the whole series for India were the pacers. Umesh Yadav played only the first Test, but picked up three wickets.The next best was Jasprit Bumrah, with 14 wickets and that too in just three matches. Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma played all five matches and picked up 16 and 18 wickets respectively.The pacers bowled with serious speed and controlled the new and old with relative ease and helped bowl out the opposition seven out 10 times in the series.READ- Virat Kohli angry after journalist asks sharp questions at press conferenceBumrah returned to the team and picked up second five-wicket haul in the third Test. The pair of Ishant and Shami bowled well in tandem, asking questions of the English batsmen, only to be left disappointed with the catching from their teammates.In conclusion, apart from Virat Kohli, none of the other Indian players will be leaving England happy and content with their personal performances. The all-too-familiar feeling of ‘what ifs’ continue to plague the Indian Cricket Team, as the casual cricket fans shift their attention to Australia…with hope.last_img read more

‘Arjun Reddy’ Hindi remake titled ‘Kabir Singh’, will release in June 2019

first_imgMumbai, Oct 26 (PTI) The Hindi remake of Telugu blockbuster “Arjun Reddy” is titled “Kabir Singh”.Starring Shahid Kapoor in the titular role, the film will hit the theatres on June 21, 2019.The film is directed by Sandeep Vanga who was also the director of the Telugu version. Kiara Advani plays the female lead.T-Series and Cine1 Studios are producing the project.”When we started work on the Hindi script, it was a very exciting journey. ‘Kabir Singh’, as the protagonist’s name, came naturally, considering the character’s graph. Kabir Singh has the same punch and madness of Arjun Reddy,” Vanga said in a statement.The film will be shot extensively in Mumbai, Delhi and Musoorie.Shahid will sport four different looks in the movie and has been preparing for it over the last three months. PTI SHDSHDlast_img read more

England celebrates Gareth Southgate as hero of World Cup

first_imgWorld Cup The Andrew Marr Show (@MarrShow)Coming up… @AndrewMarr9 with his own tribute to England manager Gareth Southgate’s dress style after Saturday’s win #ThreeLions #WorldCup18 8, 2018 Share on WhatsApp Barney Ronay at the Samara Arena Gareth Southgate ITV Football (@itvfootball)Gareth Southgate: “We’re a team with our diversity and our youth that represent modern England”#England #ThreeLions 26, 2018 As England’s campaign in Russia got underway, Southgate showed himself to be a reflective soul in an interview with ITV that encapsulated his world view.Asked about whether supporters were “connecting” with the team, rather than offering platitudes, the manager started musing on modern English identity.“We’re a team with our diversity and youth that represents modern England and in England we’ve spent a bit of time being lost as to what our modern identity is, and I think as a team we represent that modern identity and hopefully people can connect with us.”He added: “We have a chance to affect something bigger than ourselves.” Tom Duggan (@TomDuggan29)#GarethSouthgateWould write back to the the 14yr old me after Euro96, and then when I am introduced to him 21 years later at a conference, thanks me for my support again! 5, 2018 Hackney Laces (@hackneylaces)#GarethSouthgateWould come and spend 3 full hours with a teenage girls football club in Hackney when he was only meant to stay for 30 mins. 5, 2018 Hugh Griffin (@Whooooweeee)Arise Sir Southgate…. I think the next England kit should have a waistcoat!!! 8, 2018 The tournament has served as a platform for reminding football fans and non-fans of the kindness and generosity Southgate has shown. Social media is awash with memes, tweets and posts praising the 47-year-old, including a hashtag #GarethSouthgateWould. Examples included Southgate writing personally to fans and devoting his time to young players. Share on Pinterest Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Of course Southgate’s backstory gives his refreshed celebrity an edge. His saved penalty in the Euro 96 semi-final against Germany became one of English football’s most infamous moments. After last week’s game against Colombia, Southgate offered a hug to Mateus Uribe, who missed his spot-kick against England. The tributes continued to come on Sunday, with Andrew Marr presenting his eponymous current affairs programme on BBC One in a Southgate waistcoat and tie. Read more Topics Others suggested the support for Southgate reflected a desire for genuine role models. Tights, capes and masks are so last season. Heroes in 2018 wear Marks & Spencer waistcoats.Gareth Southgate, now inseparable from his signature navy waistcoat, light-blue shirt and striped tie combination, has emerged as an understated paragon of civility at the 2018 World Cup.From social media devotion to thinkpieces about positive masculinity, the England manager is enjoying a swell of support and adoration as he leads his squad closer to the trophy. Geoff Hurst, whose hat-trick against West Germany helped England win the 1966 World Cup, has likened Southgate to Sir Alf Ramsey, saying his leadership has “engendered a good team spirit”. Gareth Southgate’s science rockets England towards the moon news Nick Metcalfe (@Nick_Metcalfe)All this Gareth Southgate love – well deserved for a great bloke – only says to me how much we’re crying out for basic decency in our leading public figures. We’re tired of braggarts and buffoons and Gareth is helping to fill the void.July 4, 2018 World Cup 2018 Share on Messenger Share on Twitter Share via Email Neil Rowe, from Surrey, England, is enjoying a boom in popularity off the back of the England manager’s run of glory. Rowe’s a Southgate lookalike. Rowe, who is in Russia, told the BBC: “Some fans here in Russia believe I am the real one. Some Colombians were having a go at me yesterday, saying well done to your team for beating us.” Other fans are following suit. Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Molasses Harbour Bridge Molasses Harbour Bridge on Route 316 in Port Felix is reduced to one lane for repairs until further notice. Temporary traffic signals are in place. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Sperry Bridge No. 2 Sperry Bridge No. 2 on Petite Riviere Road is closed until further notice. Detours are posted. Local Area Office: 902-679-4308 Fax: 902-679-6124 Local Area Office: 902-424-4409 Fax: 902-424-0568 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Lilyvale Bridge Lilyvale Bridge on the Lilyvale Road is closed for repairs until further notice. Traffic control consists of signs. A detour is available on Camden Road and Riversdale Road. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Pleasant Street Overpass The Pleasant Street overpass will have one-lane closures in both directions for repaving until Wednesday, Nov. 30. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-825-4827 Fax: 902-825-3593 PICTOU COUNTY: Carmichael Road Toney River Bridge on Carmichael Road is closed until further notice. Traffic control consists of signs. A detour is available on Popular Hill Road and Meadowville Station Road. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Peggy’s Point Road The Visitor Information Centre parking lot off of Peggy’s Point Road will be closed until Friday, Dec. 2 for repairs. There will be occasional one-lane closures on the Peggy’s Point Road. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-638-3150 Fax: 902-638-3356 Local Area Office: 902-893-5797 Fax: 902-896-2259 ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Mt. Hanley Road Overpass Mt. Hanley Road overpass will be reduced to one lane for repairs and repaving until Thursday, Dec. 15. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-638-3150 Fax: 902-638-3356 PICTOU COUNTY: West River East Side Road The West River East Side Road near Salt Springs is reduced to one lane for repairs until further notice. Traffic control consists of traffic signals. Local Area Office: 902-667-2972 Fax: 902-667-3424 Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 Fax: 902-533-4352 Local Area Office: 902-543-8169 Fax: 902-543-0686 Local Area Office: 902-424-4545 Fax: 902-424-7116 Local Area Office: 902-825-4827 Fax: 902-825-3593 KINGS COUNTY: Cambridge Mountain Road Cambridge Mountain Road will be reduced to one lane for repairs until Thursday, Dec. 15. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. HANTS COUNTY: Route 215 Route 215 will be reduced to one lane until Friday, Dec. 9 to replace culverts. Traffic control consists of traffic control lights. Traffic lights will be in operation 24 hours a day. CONTINUING WORK GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Antigonish-Guysborough Road The Antigonish-Guysborough Road, from the Antigonish-Guysborough County line easterly to Doyle Branch Road, will have intermittent lane closures for upgrading and gravelling until Thursday, Dec. 15. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-863-3420 Fax: 902-863-7365center_img Local Area Office: 902-893-5797 Fax: 902-896-2259 ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Brooklyn Road Underpass Brooklyn Road underpass at Exit 18 will be reduced to onelane for repaving and repairs until Thursday, Dec. 15. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-825-4827 Fax: 902-825-3593 Local Area Office: 902-424-2213 Fax: 902-424-7116 KINGS COUNTY: Old Baxters Mill Bridge Open The Old Baxters Mill Bridge, near Baxters Harbour in Kings County, is open to one-lane traffic. There is a weight restriction for vehicles weighing more than 5,000 kilograms. KINGS COUNTY: Trunk 1, New Minas Lane closures may be required as construction continues until Friday, Dec. 2, on Trunk 1 in New Minas from Bonavista Avenue west to Cornwallis Avenue. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday. Delays are expected. Drivers should use alternate routes when possible. Local Area Office: 902-798-2369 Fax: 902-798-2927 Local Area Office: 902-742-0587 Fax: 902-742-6000 Local Area Office: 902-563-2518 Fax: 902-563-2517 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Mount Whatley Road Bridge The bridge on Mount Whatley Road at the Nova Scotia-New Brunswick border will be closed until further notice. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Main Street, Bible Hill The intersection of Main Street, Pictou Road and College Road in Bible Hill will be reduced to one lane for installation of lights and repairs of curbs and sidewalk until Monday, Nov. 28. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. YARMOUTH COUNTY: East Kempt Bridge The East Kempt Bridge on Route 203 will be closed for bridge replacement until Saturday, Dec. 31. Traffic control consists of detour signs. A detour is available on the North Kempt Road and the Gray Road. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Trunk 2, Route 209 The intersection at Trunk 2 and Route 209 in Brookfield will have a one-lane closure — to construct a right turning lane on Route 209 — until Friday, Dec. 2. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-542-6344 Fax: 902-542-6342 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Wyse Road Bridge Wyse Road Bridge in Middle Musquodoboit will be closed to truck traffic while the bridge is being repaired. Trucks will detour via Route 356 and Route 213 until further notice. Traffic control consists of signs. -30- DIGBY COUNTY: Mavillette Bridge The Mavillette Bridge on Trunk 1, about nine kilometres west of the Meteghan connector, will be closed for bridge replacement until Wednesday, Nov. 30. Eastbound traffic is to detour on C. Boudreau Road and westbound traffic is to detour on John Doucette Road or Cape St. Mary’s Road. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-485-5254 Fax: 902-485-7047 Local Area Office: 902-755-7060 Fax: 902-755-7049 Local Area Office: 902-893-5797 Fax: 902-896-2259 HALIFAX COUNTY: Highway 118-Wright Avenue Interchange Highway 118, from intersection at Highway 111 northerly (toward the airport) will have intermittent lane closures in both directions during interchange construction. Traffic will be stopped in both directions during blasting until Friday, Dec. 2. There will be two blasts per day. Traffic control consists of cones, barrels and jersey barriers. For information on blasting activities call 902-424-6144 between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. DIGBY COUNTY: Highway 101 Highway 101 by Exit 25 is no longer reduced to one lane for installation of a culvert but work does continue until Friday, Dec. 2.last_img read more

Ottawa cops ordered to pay wrongfully arrested brutalized woman 254K

first_imgTORONTO – A woman brutalized by Ottawa police during her wrongful trespassing arrest and left naked for hours in a holding cell nine years ago has been awarded $254,000 in damages.The Superior Court award in favour of Roxanne Carr, one of the highest of its kind in Canada, comes after a nine-day trial that ended more than a year ago.“The police actions broke my heart,” Carr said in a statement through her lawyer Lawrence Greenspon. “Patience is a virtue — sometimes it’s worth the wait because it helps others.”Given the possibility of an appeal, Carr would not otherwise be speaking publicly, Greenspon said Monday from Ottawa.In making the award, Justice Sylvia Corthorn faulted several officers for the disturbing series of events, but aimed much of her judgment at Const. Michael Adlard, the officer who set off a chain of events in August 2008.Adlard had no grounds to arrest Carr without a warrant for what was, at most, a landlord and tenant dispute, Corthorn found. The officer then used excessive force to detain her, leaving her with injuries that included a bone fracture in her wrist, the judge said.Court records show Carr, then in her late 20s, was renting part of a home in Ottawa from her boyfriend but he had called police to say he wanted her gone. Carr was sitting and chatting with a friend on the front steps of the house when, to her surprise, Adlard showed up.Within eight minutes, Adlard had thrown Carr to the ground and arrested her. Corthorn rejected his shifting account that he feared Carr, whose rent was paid up and was entitled to be there, was about to lunge at him.“Adlard’s failure to take a measured approach and his decision to take a forceful, if not confrontational approach are such that his conduct fell below the standard of care,” Corthorn said.The situation turned uglier when Carr kicked out the back window of the cruiser and she was taken to the police station.Video shows officers casually search Carr, who was lying face down on the floor. Despite the fact she was now completely compliant, Const. Richard Marcil opted to use a restraining device to take her to her cell, apparently breaking her wrist in the process.“It looks like an animal on a leash. It’s really, really disturbing,” Greenspon said from Ottawa on Monday. “You wouldn’t treat an animal the way she was treated at the station.”Once in a cell, Marcil and other officers stripped her of her clothing on the pretext that Carr, who by now had two broken bones in her wrist, was suicidal and had tried to tie her shirt around her neck, the judge found. Carr was left for more than two hours naked in the cell.Officers finally gave her back her clothes and allowed her to leave. The judge accepted that Carr had two fractures in her wrist, and scrapes and bruises on her head, shoulders legs and foot as a result of the force used against her and that the incident had inflicted traumatic stress on her.Four charges against Carr, including that she had resisted arrest and assaulted an officer, were withdrawn three years later. Corthorn rejected Carr’s negligence claims against the officer who had laid the charges for lack of evidence.Ultimately, Corthorn awarded her $90,000 in general damages, $120,000 in lost income and $37,000 for counselling. Corthorn also ordered the police services board and the four officers involved in stripping Carr and leaving her naked in the cell to pay her another $7,500 for breaching her rights.Interest and legal costs have yet to be determined.Ottawa police said Monday they were reviewing the judgment and would not discuss the case or the status of the eight officers involved, who never faced prosecution or misconduct charges.“It certainly puts the propriety of their investigations up for grabs,” Greenspon said.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version incorrectly attributed a quote from Corthorn.last_img read more

Womens Rights Advocates and Sex Trade Survivors Rally Against PornHub PopUp

first_imgThe Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW), the National Organization for Women-New York (NOW-NY), and feminist author and leader Gloria Steinem held a press conference last week to highlight the detrimental impact the PornHub pop-up shop has on our culture and to call on elected officials to halt the expansion of more pop-ups in New York City.Joined by sex trade survivors, the group asserted that the physical presence of PornHub, an Internet warehouse of graphic, violent pornographic videos, promotes and normalizes sexual violence against women and girls.The groups were joined by supporters from around the city who are concerned about the proliferation and unchecked accessibility of pornography online that is contributing to boys’ and young people’s understanding of sexuality and to a broader rape culture that normalizes violence against women. The PornHub site’s titles include “Picking up a Schoolgirl for a Quick Drive Home,” “Jap Maid Serves the House Guest,” “Hot Innocent Teen Gives Grandpa a Blowjob.” Viewers pick the women by race or categories, like “stepdaughter,” “gangbang,” or “barely legal.”“At a time when we are beginning to dismantle the fear many sexual violence victims have from speaking out, the last thing our society needs is a storefront promoting violence against women,” said Sonia Ossorio, President of the National Organization for Women- New York (NOW-NY). “We are creating a dangerous precedent when we glorify this pop-up, even if on the surface it appears harmless, PornHub and similar sites are teaching young men that the violence they see is normal and accepted.”Protesters called out the way PornHub crosses the line on the exploitation of women, promoting racist language and stereotypes and selling violence against women and girls.“As long as porn is seen as synonymous with sex, people will defend it, but in fact, pornography is about power, not sex,” said Gloria Steinem. “We need to make the difference clear to save the lives and shared humanity of both men and women.”Studies have found that the consumption of pornography is associated with the perpetuation of male physical and psychological violence against women and rape myths.“Many survivors of the sex trade, including me, can testify that our pimps or traffickers have brought cameras into the room to get our rapes on film,” said Melanie Thompson, 21, who was trafficked in Queens at the age of 12. “You had to smile and submit, or face the consequences from your buyer and your pimp. You had to deal with it, whatever that was.”The website PornHub is just a parcel of the multi-billion dollar sex industry that profits from exploitation, dehumanization, and the sex trafficking of the most marginalized people. It opened its storefront in November 2017 and is planning to open additional storefronts throughout the city and across Europe.“PornHub is grooming the next generation of sexual predators,” said Taina Bien-Aimé, executive director of CATW. “If New Yorkers want to honor the #MeToo movement and end sexual violence, we must make the connections and stop mainstreaming the sex trade.”last_img read more

Mediaplanet Launches Fighting Alzheimers Campaign

first_imgLaunching during Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness month, Mediaplanet last week published this June’s “Fighting Alzheimer’s” campaign.This publication will advocate for caregiver health as well as increased research on treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, with over 16 million Americans providing unpaid care for people with dementia. Featuring leading experts, influencers, caregivers and patients, this campaign will spotlight the amalgamation of perspectives in the fight for a cure. Through a series of inspiring and insightful editorials, this publication will reach caregivers to educate them on tips, resources and clinical trials available to them.“I’ve learned that I can do anything, but I cannot do everything,” says AARP’s Family Caregiver Expert, Amy Goyer. In a frank Q & A on the interior of the print edition, Goyer empowers caregivers to seek support and balance their quality of life with the wellbeing of their loved one. The campaign also highlights the work of celebrity advocates such as Seth Rogen, Lauren Miller-Rogen and Maria Shriver.The print component of “Fighting Alzheimer’s” is distributed within the centerfold of today’s USA Today edition in Atlanta, New York, South Florida, Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and Boston, with a circulation of approximately 250,000 copies and estimated readership of 750,000. The publication will be available at industry conferences, awareness walks and caregiver advocacy events across the country. The digital component is distributed nationally through a vast social media strategy and across a network of top news sites and partner outlets. To explore the digital campaign, click here.This campaign was made possible with the support of the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation, UsAgainstAlzheimer’s, AARP, Caregiver Action Network, CDC Healthy Aging Program, Always Discreet, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, A Place for Mom, UnitedHealth Group, Dementia Spotlight Foundation, Home Instead, M3 Biotechnology, Alliance for Aging Research, Best Buy, Comfor Tek, Altoida, Voyager Therapeutics, Emory University, Miami Jewish Health, Project Lifesaver, Allergan, Axsome Therapeutics, EIP Pharma, California Table Grape Commission, IXICO, The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement, Hilarity for Charity, Johns Hopkins’ Memory and Alzheimer’s Treatment Center, Seth Rogen & Lauren Miller-Rogen, Maria Shriver, Sharon Hall and Teepa Snow.last_img read more

Sarab and sharab Modi gets flak from SP Cong for using liquor

first_imgMeerut/New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday used wordplay to attack the Samajwadi Party, Rashtriya Lok Dal and Bahujan Samaj Party alliance, saying the first letters of the three parties spell ‘sarab’, prompting a furious reaction from the opposition at the comparison with alcohol. Terming the SP-RLD-BSP alliance in Uttar Pradesh ‘mahamilavat’ (adulterated), Modi compared the opposition parties to ‘sarab’ — the Hindi word for liquor is ‘sharab’. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”The first letters of these three parties stand for ‘sarab’ which is bad for health,” Modi said while launching the BJP’s rally from Meerut in Uttar Pradesh and called upon people to be wary of the “concoction”. But between ‘sarab’ and ‘sharab’ is a world of nuance. While the Congress asked Modi to apologise for comparing the parties to liquor, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav accused him of spreading the “intoxication of hatred”, saying he didn’t know the difference between ‘sharab’ and ‘sarab’ (mirage). Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KAlleging that Modi had lowered political discourse, Congress’ chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said, “You should apologise to the country as you have insulted the poor by comparing opposition political parties to liquor. You should either take back your words or apologise.” Yadav added that those who spread the “intoxication of hatred” do not know the difference between “sharab and sarab”. “Today the tele-prompter exposed that those who spread the intoxication of hatred do not know the difference between ‘sharab’ and ‘sarab’.last_img read more

With a new government in place is the LRT in jeopardy

Once elected as Ontario’s next Premier Doug Ford vowed he will make “Ontario once again the engine of Canada”.“This LRT is a prime example of private sector investment. We have a consortium who is financing building and maintaining it and we have a tremendous development community who is really put all their investments in the downtown core, hedging their bets on this bet. We’re $100-million in and I can’t see a way out of this for Doug Ford and the PC government.” Matthew Green, councillor.However the newly elected MPP for Hamilton Glanbrook-Flamborough, Donna Skelly, admitted to sharing her concerns over the LRT to Premier Ford during his campaign. At the time Hamilton’s Mayor Fred Eisenberger wasn’t pleased and tweeted“She is a rookie Councillor who does not speak on behalf of the city. Council decided to move forward and she should stop undermining its decision. Doesn’t much care about Hamilton, just wants to be MPP”.Now that she is a MPP, the former ward 7 Councillor says that it’s up to city council to determine how to spend the $1-billion in provincial funds.“If they want to spend it on LRT the funding is there, if they want to spend it on much needed infrastructure or expanded transit the funding is there but that’s their decision.”Leader of the opposition Andrea Horwath told reporters that she hopes council sticks to their plan. In the meantime, the mayor’s tune has changed in regards to Skelly tweeting,“We will work collectively & respectfully together in the interest of improving & building our city of Hamilton as we have with all of our federal & provincial partners”.As for the now empty Ward 7 council seat, it’ll be up for grabs in this fall’s municipal election. read more

Why Gretzky Had It Easy

One of the most interesting statistical nuggets I ran into while researching a piece about NHL goalies was the improvement in leaguewide goaltending over the past 30 years. It hasn’t just been a small improvement — the league’s save-percentage leaders during the 1980s and early 1990s put up statistics that would rate below-average in recent seasons.Here’s the league’s average save percentage since the 1983-84 season, when the NHL began tracking shots against:Save percentage rapidly increased during the so-called dead-puck era of the 1990s and early 2000s. It’s no coincidence that over that period, the NHL’s rate of scoring also dropped sharply. A lot of fans blame strategies such as the neutral-zone trap and left-wing lock for triggering the dead-puck era, but more of the blame belongs to better goalies.As for why goalies are so much better now, well, that’s a subject of much debate in hockey circles. One of the most popular explanations is that the sheer size of goaltending equipment has exploded since the 1980s. That’s hard to argue when you look at how pads have grown over time. But since pad size first became a talking point in the mid-to-late 1990s, the league has gone to some lengths (no pun intended) to police the dimensions of puck-stopping technology — and it’s had scarcely any effect on save percentages.Instead, I think a bigger reason save percentages improved so sharply in the 1990s was a dramatic change in the goaltending techniques being employed.During the 1980s, the prevailing style was still the so-called stand-up method, in which a goalie largely remains upright on his skates while making saves, using his stick and skates to stop low shots. In the middle of the decade, though, goaltending phenom Patrick Roy made his NHL debut. Emboldened by recent advances in arm and chest protectors, Roy used a different technique — the “butterfly” — wherein the goaltender drops to his knees to make saves, effectively sealing off most shooting targets along the bottom third of the net.Using the butterfly, Roy was sensational — he backstopped the Montreal Canadiens to the Stanley Cup as a 20-year-old in 1986 — and it wasn’t long before the butterfly style spread throughout the league. The effect was profound. Stand-up goalies who were the mainstays of the mid-1980s were almost completely phased out of the game within a decade, replaced by a younger generation who used the butterfly or at least a hybrid technique featuring butterfly elements.In retrospect, this seems like an obvious tactic — it’s a goaltending truism that the majority of goals are scored on shots at or near ice level — but older equipment made dropping low a dangerous proposition. Once falling to the ice became safer, goalies no longer had to rely purely on reflexes, instead being able to stop a greater percentage of low shots on technique alone. It’s no surprise that save percentages skyrocketed when one of the most common subsets of shots suddenly became much tougher.One final note: Watch the Wayne Gretzky highlight reel below and pay particular attention to the goalies in the early portion of the video, when the Great One was with the Edmonton Oilers.Compared with today’s game, you can really see the difference in goaltending technique (notice how many of the goalies tried to stop Gretzky’s shots without dropping to the ice). Modern goalies are more athletic and mobile, and, yes, their pads are plainly bigger. But they’re also using a style much more grounded in the probabilities of where pucks are shot. read more

Husband of mother who died after Csection birth says he blames himself

first_imgHe added: “I would have done anything for her. I would happily change it – I would do anything to change what has happened, absolutely anything.” The husband of a young mother who died just hours after she gave birth to her second son has said he continues to place blame on himself.Frances Cappuccini’s death was a result of “failures, inadequate diagnosis and treatment” at the hospital caring for her, a coroner said earlier this year.The 30-year-old died at Tunbridge Wells Hospital in Pembury, Kent, shortly after giving birth to her son, Giacomo, by Caesearean section. Reflecting on being told his wife had died, Mr Cappuccini told the programme: “It was devastating. It completely ripped me apart. I think my first reaction – I nearly passed out. I think I fell on the floor. I think that is what happened initially.”The 10-day inquest at Gravesend Old Town Hall in Kent earlier this year heard that Mrs Cappuccini lost more than two litres (around four pints) of blood after the C-section. Frances Cappuccini was a school teacherCredit:INS Frances Cappuccini on her wedding day Frances Cappuccini Mrs Cappuccini, a school teacher, suffered heavy bleeding and was anaesthetised, but went into cardiac arrest and died at 4.20pm on October 9 2012.In an interview with Channel 4 News, her husband Tom Cappuccini said: “I placed a lot of blame – I still do – a lot of blame on myself for not being more forceful, more aggressive with the midwives when I first got there and insisting more that we had the C-section.”So to then imagine her waking up and being unable to breathe by herself and being conscious at the time for me – oh my God – I can’t even put into words how that made me feel.”So to have them at the inquest tell me there is no way she could have woken up has just taken so much off my shoulders.”center_img Frances Cappuccini on her wedding dayCredit:SWNS  Frances Cappuccini Frances Cappuccini had an emergency C-sectionCredit:PA  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. She was subsequently operated on for a postpartum haemorrhage but never woke up from the anaesthetic.The inquest criticised the care given to her, including a piece of placenta that was left in her womb.Mr Cappuccini said: “I didn’t sleep for weeks. I didn’t sleep for weeks before and I didn’t sleep for weeks after. I’ve never been so emotionally and physically drained at that point.”There was a lot of pressure on myself and on the whole family in fact, my parents, my in-laws, we’re all in the same boat, but I just had to keep going because this wasn’t about me.”This was about Frankie. It was about getting justice for her.”In a statement given to Channel 4 News, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust said: “We have acknowledges that Frances’ death was avoidable and we have made significant changes as a direct result of the aspects of her care which did not meet the standards we would expect.”last_img read more

Class A drug use hits record high as milennial ecstasy and cocaine

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. Harry Shapiro, the director of awareness group DrugWise, told the Telegraph: “There is a lot of cocaine available in the country these days. A Government spokesman said: “While overall levels of drug misuse are similar to a decade ago, the Government is concerned about the upward trend in more recent years – particularly Class A use.“We are committed to reducing the use of drugs and the harms they cause and the Home Office has commissioned a major independent review to examine these issues.” Record numbers of people are taking Class A drugs, figures have shown as experts blamed the cocaine and ecstasy habits of millennials for the rise. The Home Office said 3.7% of 16 to 59-year-olds admitted taking the most dangerous substances in 2018/19 – the highest rate since records began in 1996. This equates to around 1.3 million people and marks a peak after years of increasing abuse since 2011/12, according to findings from the Crime Survey of England and Wales.Around 8.7% of young adults reported using Class A drugs in the last year – equating to around 550,000 people – taking it to the highest estimate for 16 to 24-year-olds since 2002/03.An explosion in the number of festivals each year was highlighted as one potential driver behind the trend, while the increasing availability of cocaine was said to have helped lose its reputation as a drug for professionals.Powder cocaine has become increasing popular among 16 to 24-year-olds in recent years, jumping from 4.1% who had used it in the past year in 2011/12 to 6.2% in 2018/19.The use of ecstasy by young adults has also been rising during the same period after a “gradually downward trend”, with 5.4% of 16 to 24-year-olds having taken the party drug in the last year.  “Although to some extent it still has an element of a sort-of ‘champagne’ image around it, I don’t think it is that unusual anymore – I don’t think people imagine they are crossing a line, if they have the odd line.“What’s interesting about ecstasy is that there are some very strong pills out there, but (the rise) may also be linked to the explosion of festivals that we’ve had in recent years.“We have gone from Reading and Glastonbury and a couple of others over the summer to almost every weekend there is half a dozen festivals going on somewhere. “I think festivals give young people in their mid to late teens an opportunity to be away from prying eyes and experiment with things.”The majority of ecstasy and powder cocaine users aged 16 to 59 reported only taking the drugs once or twice a year, rather than more frequently, the report said.More broadly, overall drug use was found to have slightly increased – with roughly one in 11 adults aged 16 to 59 taking an illicit substance in the past year. It comes as drug-related deaths in England and Wales reached the highest level since records began earlier this year, with deaths involving cocaine doubling in three years to 2018.  read more

Greek folk dancing the right step to love

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Many Greek Australian parents wonder how they can get their children to find a nice Greek boy or girl to marry.Vas Aligiannis is the director of Greek Folk Dancers Association of NSW, he says Greek dancing classes are one answer.“Plenty of love stories have happened here, and they end up getting married, and then we dance at their wedding,” he tells Neos Kosmos.Recently a group of Mr Aligiannis’ dancers performed at the wedding of Nick and Ellory, who met learning the Hasapiko at Mr Aligiannis’ school in Sydney. “It’s kind of the purpose of the thing,” he says.“Not only to teach people the traditions and dances, but also to meet other people from the same culture,.”The Greek Folk Dancers Association of NSW teaches around 150 people, between the ages of three and 68.And this week, they’re holding a variety of parties to celebrate another successful year of kicking up their heels.The main party is on Thursday, when all members are invited to attend the Manhattan Superbowl.Mr Aligiannis says there will be dinner followed by bowling, where prizes will be given out for the best Greek dancing-style bowling moves. “You’re going to have to show some Greek dancing in your bowling technique,” he says.Mr Aligiannis says the party season won’t be followed by a long summer, though, as the Folk Dancers will continue to prepare for upcoming events. They’ll be travelling to Adelaide in January for the Pontian gathering, then dancing at the Hornsby Greek Festival in Sydney in February, before heading to Brisbane for the Glendi in May.Mr Aligiannis says he’s also trying to attract sponsorship for an international trip in June. “We’re looking at taking a group to Greece for some dancing workshops,” he says.Mr Aligiannis himself travels to Greece regularly to build on his knowledge of traditional Greek dances and to add to his extensive costume collection.It’s this variety – Mr Aligiannis says he knows over 1 000 traditional dances – that keeps his younger members coming back.And he says there’s plenty of reason for adults to sign up too. “It’s appealing to the adults, because not only do they get good exercise, but it’s about social networking,” he says. To RSVP for the Christmas party, SMS Vas on 0407 081 875.last_img read more

Nellis AFB Unveils Second Solar Array

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, now sports DOD’s largest photovoltaic field, after officials from the Air Force, SunPower Corp. and NV Energy last week dedicated the installation’s second solar array.The $50 million project, a 15-megawatt system, will combine with an existing 13.2-megawatt plant to fully power the base with renewable energy during daylight hours. Both projects were built by SunPower.“The partnership we have with NV Energy and SunPower began over nine years ago with the ribbon cutting of our first solar photovoltaic array, and combined today with the second array will be the largest PVA in the Department of Defense,” said Col. Richard Boutwell, 99th Air Base Wing commander. “This goes hand-in-hand with one of the key purposes of our mission here in Nevada — to be a good neighbor, to find ways where economic growth is compatible with military requirements,” Boutwell said, according to Nellis Public Affairs.As part of the project, NV Energy built a new adjacent substation and underground distribution lines to provide additional redundancy and electricity reliability at Nellis. The utility owns and operates the new array, which was built over a closed landfill.Miranda Ballentine, assistant secretary for installations, environment and energy, said the Air Force is focused on continuing critical community partnerships like this one that also advance the service’s energy resiliency, and deliver cost effective and cleaner power.“These goals are important to us, but this solar array doesn’t stop at making better use of land, meeting Air Force renewable energy goals, and saving money,” Ballentine said. “This project also enhances our mission assurance through energy assurance and showcases how interlocked our national security is with our energy, the economy and our environment,” she said.last_img read more

Hyundai ix25 Image Leaks Ahead Beijing Motor Show

first_imgSouth Korean auto Major Hyundai’s upcoming sub-compact SUV iX25 has surfaced online once again through a purported official image ahead of its official release at the Beijing Motor Show.The Hyundai ix25, a small SUV and a strong opponent of American Auto Major Ford’s much acclaimed EcoSport has been making news for quite sometimes now. Although the SUV made its presence felt on the cyber space on a number of occasions, this is the first time the ix25 has hit the web through official image.Published by Italian site jokeforblog, Hyundai’s upcoming SUV looks stylish in its design and believed to have borrowed some elements from its bigger sibling Santa Fe. Based on Hyundai’s next-generation i20, the new SUV ix25 will be built in China as part of a joint venture between Hyundai and Chinese partner BAIC.Talking of its engine specifications, rumours are rife that the new SUV of Hyundai would draw its power from the 1.2-litre and 1.4-litre petrol engines along with a new 1.4-litre turbo diesel engine. The car packs wrap-around headlight clusters and hexagonal grille and will go on sale in China soon. Earlier in February, the car was caught during its winter test in China.The previous images of the SUV ix25 revealed that the car is likely to accommodate decent legroom at the rear, adjustable headrests and rear air conditioner vents. India debut of the ix25 is unlikely as of now. However, the Korean maker is rumoured to be working on a new SUV using the Grand i10 platform for India auto market.In India, Hyundai is also expected to launch its new gen 2015 i20 in coming months. The car, one of the 22 cars that the company plans to launch under the ‘Product Momentum 2017′ badge in the next three years is expected to pack 1.4-liter diesel and 1.2-liter Kappa2 engine and is likely to come mated to either a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed manual transmission.(Ed: AJ)last_img read more

Be more mindful of menstrual hygiene in summer

first_imgMenstrual hygiene is vital year-round, but it’s advisable to be more careful in the summer season when heat and sweat can lead to more rashes. Ahead of World Menstrual Hygiene Day, observed on May 28, experts have shared tips: Change your pad every four hours: If you use sanitary pads to soak the flow during your periods, remember to change it often. Changing it every four hours is good. If not everyday, do this on the first two days when the flow is heavier. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfUse biodegradable sanitary napkins: Biodegradable napkins or tampons are good for your skin and reduce rashes. Switch to menstrual cups: Menstrual cups, funnel-shaped cups, are an environment-friendly and reasonably priced solution to sanitary napkins and tampons. Menstrual cups are made of silicone and is skin friendly. Keep your vaginal area clean: It is important to keep your vaginal area clean, especially during periods. Use warm water and diluted soap to wash the area. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveNever use two pads simultaneously: No, two is not better than one. Some women who experience heavy flow, tend to use two sanitary pads at one go to control the flow and prevent staining of clothes. This, however, is a bad idea as it can cause infections in the vaginal region. Stick to one and keep changing it often if the flow is more. Wear comfortable, clean underwear: Tight thongs or underwear made of fabric that doesn’t allow your skin to breathe will also lead to infections. Stick to clean and comfortable cotton knickers that do not stick to your skin. Avoid tight clothing: A lot of sweat is discharged during summers, which can be uncomfortable, and makes one’s intimate area moist and wet. Maintain hygiene in scorching summer: Avoid anything that increases the retention of heat and sweat as this can cause the growth of bacteria and even lead to vaginal infection and urinary tract infections (UTIs). If you suspect any type of rash or infection in or near your genitals, do not ignore it.last_img read more