ONE: Torres lone Filipino to win in Myanmar card

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:22Thai court upholds death sentence for Myanmar men over Brit killings01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort China’s Chen Lei battered Burn Soriano on the ground to earn a technical knockout victory 1:06 of the second round of their bantamweight fight.Chen remained undefeated after seven fights while Soriano lost his second straight match and is now at 3-4.Chinese flyweight Ma Hao Bin (9-1) submitted Filipino knockout artist Eugene Toquero with an armbar 4:51 into the first round.Ma, who won his sixth straight fight, locked Toquero in an early guillotine choke but the Filipino managed to break free.Thai Pongsiri Mitsatit finished off the Philippine contingent with a convincing victory over Jeremy Miado in the strawweight division.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Ateneo nears sweep, sends UST to 13th straight loss LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Mitsatit blocked Miado’s takedown attempt to transition to a full mount where he landed an elbow that forced the Filipino to verbally submit 4:23 into the fight. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion “This victory is so sweet. I am excited about how the future will unfold as I continue my career in ONE Championship. For sure, I will be back in the gym immediately. I am ready to climb the ladder and face the biggest names that the organization has to offer,” said Torres.“It is truly an honor to compete with a talented competitor like my opponent. She gave me a tough test. My opponent withstood everything I threw at her. I tip my hats off to her and her skills. This bout will be beneficial to my growth as a martial artist in this sport and in ONE Championship.”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 shutoutDea (0-2) managed to shock Torres with a knee to the head but the Filipino again managed to bring the fight to the ground to earn the judges’ nod.Torres, however, was the only Filipino fighter to come out of the card victorious. FILE – Photo from ONE CHAMPIONSHIPJomary Torres followed up her debut win in ONE Championship with an impressive decision victory over Nita Dea of Indonesia in their atomweight bout Friday at Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Myanmar.Torres (3-0) beat Dea, a grappling specialist, at her own game as she outwrestled her throughout the match.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasalast_img read more

‘Right Now is the Most Exciting Time for Sport in India’: Nita Ambani Pitches for More Investment

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. ICC cricket World CupNita AmbaniReliance foundation First Published: October 8, 2019, 11:10 PM IST New Delhi: Shedding the light on scope of sports in India, Reliance Foundation founder and chairperson Nita Ambani on Tuesday said India is the land of opportunities and is emerging as the newest and youngest sporting power in the world.“There has never been an environment more conducive, more encouraging and more enabling for sport than what we have today. What makes it more engaging and exciting is the strength of our numbers,” Ambani said at the Sports Business Summit, which is part of Leaders’ Week London 2019 event. Quipping that India is a TV-loving nation, Ambani said the viewership of ICC cricket World Cup final between England and New Zealand in July this year was higher in India than in UK. “When England beat New Zealand in the cricket world cup this year, 15 million viewers watched the match in England, while 180 million viewers watched it in India alone. And when India lost to New Zealand in the semi-finals, over 220 million viewers watched the game in India,” Ambani said. Making a pitch for more investments in India, Ambani said, “Right now is probably the most exciting time for sport in India, whether you are a coach, a player, an investor, an administrator or a fan.” “800 million Indians consumed sports on television alone in 2018,” she said, adding that new India is a land of infinite opportunities and the scale and size of the viewership for cricket and other sports makes India truly a unique opportunity,” she said. Ambani, who is also the owner of Mumbai Indians IPL franchise and chairperson of the Indian Super League, said India offers the unique blend of power of democracy, diversity, demography and development. “Within a decade, India will overtake China as the most populous nation in the world. India is proud of being free, open, liberal and democratic society. The time is not far when India will become the third largest economy in the world with an ambitious target of doubling the GDP in next 5 years and making it a 5 trillion dollar economy,” she said, adding that with all these unique opportunities, every one should become a part of the incredible India opportunity.Disclaimer: Reliance Industries Ltd. is the sole beneficiary of Independent Media Trust which controls Network18 Media & Investments Ltd. last_img read more

Shikhar Dhawan breaks Sourav Ganguly’s ICC Champions Trophy record

first_imgShikhar Dhawan overtook Sourav Ganguly to become India’s highest scorer in the history of Champions Trophy.Ganguly had finished with 665 runs from 13 matches at an average of 51.15 with a highest score of 141 not out against South Africa in Nairobi back in 2000. The former India captain also scored three fifties and three hundreds.However, Dhawan, who played his first Champions Trophy tournament in 2013, took it by storm, slamming hundreds against South Africa and West Indies. Four years ago, he scored 363 runs from five matches as India went on to win the cup in style.Four years later, Dhawan, coming back from an injury layoff, lit up the Champions Trophy once again with his fluent strokeplay. Fifties against Pakistan and South Africa and a century against Sri Lanka in the league stages were followed up by a cracking 46 against Bangladesh in the semi-finals.Dhawan has so far totalled 317 runs from four matches. He now has 680 runs, 15 more than Ganguly. Rahul Dravid is third on the list with 627 runs.The Delhi southpaw was in fine form during the Indian Premier League this year and was expected to make some serious contributions in the Champions Trophy. Once he reunited with Rohit Sharma at the top of the order, bowlers in England have only run for cover so far.Dhawan is now also the fourth highest run-scorer overall in the Champions Trophy. Chris Gayle (791) tops the list followed by two Sri Lankans – Mahela Jayawardene (742) and Kumar Sangakkara (683).TOP INDIAN BATSMEN AT CHAMPIONS TROPHY MATCHES RUNS SHIKHAR DHAWAN 9680SOURAV GANGULY13665RAHUL DRAVID19627advertisement TOP SCORERS AT CHAMPIONS TROPHY INNINGSRUNSCHRIS GAYLE17791MAHELA JAYAWARDENE21742KUMAR SANGAKKARA21683SHIKHAR DHAWAN 9680SOURAV GANGULY11665last_img read more

Real Madrid slip up against Villarreal

first_imgVillarreal 2 Real Madrid 2: Luca’s debut misjudgement costs Los Blancos Patric Ridge Last updated 1 year ago 04:46 5/20/18 Luca - cropped Getty Images Real Madrid debutant Luca Zidane’s late error proved costly as Villarreal came from behind to secure a 2-2 draw in LaLiga. Luca Zidane made a costly misjudgement on his Real Madrid debut as they squandered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Villarreal in their final LaLiga fixture of the season.Handed a first start by his father with Keylor Navas rested, Luca impressed for much of Saturday’s clash, before showing his inexperience when he was rounded by substitute Samu Castillejo five minutes from time.The goal dashed Madrid’s hopes of pipping Atletico Madrid to second place in LaLiga, less than ideal ahead of their Champions League final against Liverpool next weekend. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Castillejo’s well-taken equaliser – scored eight minutes after he replaced Pablo Fornals – was a deserved reward for Villarreal, who looked beaten at the interval after Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo put Madrid in control.Bale has often found himself out in the cold under Zinedine Zidane this term, but looked sharp throughout at Estadio de la Ceramica – his fifth goal in four league games setting the tone for a confident first-half display from Los Blancos.Madrid cemented their authority in the 32nd minute when Ronaldo headed in from Marcelo’s sublime cross, but a sloppy second-half performance allowed substitutes Roger Martinez and Castillejo to earn a share of the spoils as a place in the Europa League was guaranteed.FT: @Eng_Villarreal 2-2 #RealMadrid (Roger Martínez 71′ Castillejo 85′; @GarethBale11 11′, @Cristiano 32′) #Emirates | #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/b5PvWhYTJ3 — Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) May 19, 2018 Ronaldo wasted little time in testing Villarreal’s second-choice goalkeeper Andres Fernandez, who reacted well to keep out the Portugal forward’s dipping long-range strike.Fernandez was beaten 12 minutes in, though. Luka Modric’s quick free-kick found Bale, who spun free of his marker to arrow a low finish into the bottom-left corner.Villarreal looked to be mustering a response when Fornals struck wide of Luca’s goal on the half hour, but Madrid soon had their second.Having initially delayed his cross, Marcelo delivered an exquisite ball with the outside of his foot at the second time of asking – Ronaldo rising highest to cushion a brilliant header into the far corner.Madrid could have extended their advantage prior to the interval, Modric chipping over from close range before Ronaldo failed to capitalise on an error from Fernandez.Nicola Sansone looked set to pull one back shortly after the restart, but Luca got across sharply to parry the Italian’s free-kick wide.Bale continued to shine at the other end. He started a counter-attack with a wonderful flick into Toni Kroos, whose return pass caught the forward offside on the edge of Villarreal’s box.Luca’s inexperience was exposed when Sansone got in behind with a terrific turn, but Sergio Ramos was on hand to head Enes Unal’s effort off the line after Ronaldo was withdrawn with an eye on the upcoming trip to Kiev.Neither Ramos nor Luca could deny Martinez in the 70th minute, however, the winger cutting in from the left to hammer a thunderous strike high into the net just 184 seconds after replacing Unal.Madrid’s luck was out and it was Martinez’s fellow substitute Castillejo who snatched the draw when he took advantage of Luca’s rush of blood to coolly slot home from a tight angle. read morelast_img read more

Did you miss Virat Kohli, reporter asks. Khaleel Ahmed bursts out laughing

first_img India Today Web Desk AucklandFebruary 8, 2019UPDATED: February 8, 2019 18:38 IST India vs New Zealand, 2nd T20I: Khaleel Ahmed picked up two wickets and conceded just 27 runs in his 4-over quota on Friday (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSA reporter in Auckland asked Khaleel Ahmed if India were missing Virat Kohli in the T20I seriesVirat Kohli has been rested for the ongoing T20I series vs New ZealandKhaleel Ahmed picked up 2 wickets in India’s series-levelling win in Auckland on Friday2nd T20I Brief Score – India (162/3) beat New Zealand (158/8) by 7 wickets to level the three-match series. Rohit 50, Pant 40 not out. Full ScorecardKhaleel Ahmed is only 21-years-old and he has played only 16 internationals for India – 8 ODIs and 8 T20Is. So when he was sent out to address the mandatory post-match press conference by the Indian team, he had every reason to be a little nervous. But to Khaleel’s credit, he handled most questions like a seasoned pro. Most. Almost.Khaleel, who had bled 48 runs off his four overs in the first T20I in Wellington, bounced back brilliantly in Auckland. He bowled the right lengths and returned figures of 2 for 27 off his 4 overs. And when the journalists asked him about India’s plans to avoid bowling short, Khaleel was able to tell them why: the ground was small and there wasn’t much swing. He was happy to execute his plans well.Khaleel also said he was excited to play overseas. “It is a little tough in New Zealand running against the wind but a good experience nonetheless.”Khaleel Ahmed was also thrilled with the support for the Indian team in Auckland. India’s fans far outnumbered New Zealand’s and even Nathan McCullum felt like he was back in India.But Khaleel Ahmed was stumped with a question that many would have expected him to deal rather well. Asked by a scribe if the Indian team was missing Virat Kohli, Khaleel was flummoxed. At first, he laughed, then began to answer before giving up: “Don’t ask… Next question please.”And Khaleel went on to explain India’s stance on the controversial DRS decision that cost Daryl Mitchell his wicket in the last over of the power play.advertisementMaybe Khaleel thought the question on Kohli was banal.Virat Kohli was rested for the final two ODIs and the T20I series. So far, India have played four matches without their regular captain: two have resulted in record defeats while the other two saw India win by huge margins.Also Read | We did not win the series but we learnt a lot: Harmanpreet KaurAlso Read | Nathan McCullum overwhelmed by Eden Park atmosphere: Felt like I was in IndiaAlso Read | Captain Rohit Sharma emulates Virat Kohli as India hammer New Zealand in AucklandAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow India vs New ZealandFollow Khaleel AhmedFollow Virat KohliFollow India cricket team Did you miss Virat Kohli, reporter asks. Khaleel Ahmed bursts out laughingIndia vs New Zealand: Khaleel Ahmed responded hilariously to a question on Virat Kohli during the post-match press conference in Auckland. Khaleel played a significant part with figures of 2 for 27 off 4 overs as India beat New Zealand by 7 wickets to win the 2nd T20I and draw level in the 3-match series.advertisementlast_img read more

Pack It Up With the 8 Best Duffle Bags

first_img The 12 Best Laptop Bags for Men Editors’ Recommendations The Mission Workshop Khyte Sets a New Standard for Messenger Bags 8 Sling Bags That Are More Than Just Man Bags The MNML Leather Highlander Travel Bag Makes Short-Term Trips a Breeze Every guy needs a quality duffle, plain and simple. It’s one of the most practical (and potentially stylish!) accessories a fella can own, and when used correctly, can transform a casual everyday look into a downright fashionable one. Not only that, the bags soft-sided nature allows you to cram in more clothing and sundries than you’d normally be able to in a hard-shelled case. So go ahead, smash that bag into the overhead compartment — it’ll be fine. Looking for a new duffle? Throw out the old high school gym bag and get ready for a serious upgrade.Not sure where to start? We’ve got you covered with some of our favorites below.GTX Duffle from Mack Weldon – $98Built with water-resistant wax canvas and a protective rubberized bottom, the GTX duffle from Mack Weldon is designed with durability in mind. Whether toted to the gym or thrown in the back of your truck for a quick weekend getaway, this bag is guaranteed to always be as functional as it is stylish. Its anti-odor literal silver lining ain’t half bad, either.Shop NowThe Twill Weekender from Everlane – $98Minimalists in the bunch might appreciate this duffle from Everlane, which cuts a stylishly clean line. Available in a wide array of different twill/leather combinations, this weekender is water-resistant, outfitted with a large interior, and designed to fit inside any overhead bin.Shop NowUnited By Blue Arc Duffle – $128With an impressive 55L volume, the Arc duffle from United by Blue is ideal for the guy who never wants to over pack, but always does. This huge space is complemented by a variety of exterior pockets as well as a crossbody strap, which makes maneuvering through TSA a breeze. And if that’s not enough to win you over, another big plus is that the bag’s built entirely of recycled polyester.Shop NowBaboon Go-Bag – $149Looking to liven up your bag collection? Then we suggest checking out the small go-bag from Baboon. Available in a wide array of vibrant colors, this duffle is perfect for the guy who wants to stand out in the crowd, and its roomy interior ensures that he’ll always have everything he needs right there with him. Bonus points for its multiple pockets and ergonomic shoulder strap.Shop NowFranklin Duffle from State – $195For something a little more casual, consider the Franklin duffle from State Bags. While still an attractive option, this bad boy is well-suited for a quick trip to the gym or a casual stay over at a pal’s place. A separate ventilated shoe pocket and super large main compartment make this a practical choice for guys with a bit more than your run-of-the-mill everyday essentials.Shop NowLeather Weekender from WP Standard – $350It just doesn’t get more classic than this old school take on the weekender from WP Standard. Here, it’s all about the small details — tasteful brass hardware and bespoke-style loops — that really set it apart from other bags on the market. While the traditional style isn’t going to work for everyone, gents with a vintage flair could find a lot to love in this travel accessory.Shop NowThe Getaway Duffle from Hook and Albert – $375The Getaway duffle from Hook and Albert is an elegant option for the guy with more refined tastes. A supple leather exterior makes for a sleek finish while a large compartment provides ample space for all of life’s essentials. Bring along on your next business trip and you’ll be sure to turn heads at the terminal gate.Shop NowLeather Wheeled Duffle from Korchmar – $660Travel in style with the Edison wheeled duffle from Korchmar. Complete with a full grain American pebbled leather exterior, solid brass hardware, and in-line ball bearing wheels for optimized mobility, this weekender is as stylish as it is practical. And though the price tag is a little hefty, this baby is sure to last for many adventures to come.Shop NowIf you’re looking for something a little more substantial when it comes to luggage – maybe something with wheels – check out our choices for the best carry on luggage for men. 7 Best Gym Bags to Haul All Your Workout Gearlast_img read more

Future USNS Yuma Officially Named (USA)

first_imgzoom  The future joint high-speed vessel of the U.S. Navy USNS Yuma (JHSV 8) was named on Friday, April 25 in Yuma’s Gateway Park.Secretary of the U.S. Navy Ray Mabus, who attended the ship naming ceremony, chose the name Yuma as a tribute to the residents of the Arizona city and their close ties with the military.“The real reason we’re here today is the people of Yuma,” said Mabus. “For 86 years you have been supporting military aviation here in the heart of Arizona, and for 55 years you have been the desert home of Marine Corps aviation.”“The ships we build today will be a part of fleet for more than three decades. Sailors not yet born will serve in her,” he said. “With her ability to operate in areas that might be otherwise inaccessible, USNS Yuma may well be the only part of America, and her Sailors the only Americans, some people in the world will ever see.”The future USNS Yuma will be built on a catamaran hull that can operate in shallow waterways. It will feature a flight deck able to support day and night helicopter and unmanned aircraft operations.JHSVs also have, according to Mabus, “a whole lot of space inside,” an important aspect of future operations.“That space is what makes these ships so important for our future,” he said. “It gives our Marines and Sailors an opportunity to come up with new and innovative ways of operating. These ships will carry Marines across the vast Pacific, operating with our partners and helping to build up our allies.”JHSVs will also deploy to the Caribbean and South and Central America as well as work with Special Operations forces among other missions.Navy, April 28, 2014last_img read more

Ottawa paves the way for Quebec to get data from defunct federal

first_imgOTTAWA – Quebec may finally get access to data from the defunct federal long-gun registry.Federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale tabled a bill in the Commons on Friday that will allow the province to look at information from the registry if the legislation passes in the Commons and the Senate.But the minister said he does not know whether the data is still useful given the registry was abolished in 2012 by the Conservative government, which considered it obsolete.Quebec fought the Tory government all the way to the Supreme Court to obtain the data related to long-gun owners in the province but lost in March 2015.The province took steps last year to creating its own registry.Goodale warned the data may no longer be very pertinent.“The bill allows us to provide Quebec with access to the data,” he told reporters.“Whether that data is actually useful to Quebec remains to be seen. It is now of course several years out of date and it may or may not be in a form that is useful from the point of view of the Quebec government.“We had legal impediments put in the way by the previous government that made it impossible to share that information unless we changed the law. So this now allows for that legal change.”The National Firearms Association criticized the introduction of Bill C-52 in the Commons.“This appears to be nothing more than a work-around for the federal Liberals,” said association president Sheldon Clare.“They said they wouldn’t bring in a long-gun registry, but they didn’t say they would get the provinces to set up their own. This is a huge betrayal to all of the people who believed they were being honest.“All firearms owners and users in this country need to come together to stop this nonsense before it is too late,”The Supreme Court ruled two years ago Ottawa had the right to order the destruction of gun-registry data that Quebec had coveted for years.The Harper government abolished the registry in 2011 as part of a long-standing campaign promise.It was created by the Liberals in 1998 in response to the murder of 14 women at Montreal’s Ecole polytechnique in 1989. They were targeted by a gunman because of their gender.last_img read more

Manitoba grand chief on leave denies pursuing intimate relationship

first_imgWINNIPEG — A Manitoba Indigenous leader is taking a leave of absence after being accused of sending unwanted messages to a woman.Grand Chief Arlen Dumas of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs says he did not pursue an intimate relationship with the woman but did message her to provide advice and guidance.In a written statement, Dumas says he apologizes if his actions made the woman feel uncomfortable.The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs says Dumas is taking a brief leave of absence and will undergo sensitivity training.The Aboriginal Peoples Television Network reported this week that a woman who met Dumas in 2018 connected with him on Facebook.The woman told APTN she chatted with Dumas on Facebook about her job, and alleges that she later began receiving more personal messages from a Facebook account under a different name, which she believed to be Dumas.She said she also began receiving text messages from a phone number she believes belonged to Dumas, asking her to meet privately.Dumas said in the statement Friday that the Facebook account was not his, but he did send messages to the woman.“I did not pursue a relationship of an intimate nature with this woman. I was asked by her for advice and guidance on her path forward. I provided assistance to the best of my professional ability. I messaged her to follow up. I do this on a regular basis with numerous community members, students, and colleagues who often seek out my support.”Dumas said he has always communicated openly with people.“Upon reflection, I realize that this style of open and informal communication may not be suited to the role of grand chief,” he said. “While I was sincerely trying to respond to her requests for support, it is clear from her recent public expression of concern that she did not appreciate our informal message exchange. I apologize if this made her feel uncomfortable.”The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs said the controversy has become a “media circus” and that Dumas has also suffered personal tragedies. His son, who had cystic fibrosis, died earlier this year.“Despite his many losses, he has not taken off sufficient time to heal with his family,” a statement from the assembly said.“After careful reflection, the grand chief has decided to take a brief leave of absence from his role to heal. During his time away, he also commits to taking active steps to receive counselling for his losses and also engage in professional sensitivity training so that his future communications follow a more formal communication style.”Steve Lambert, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Psy Supports Special Projects Of The United Nations Secretary General Trust Fund

first_imgOnce again, Psy proves to be a world-class gentleman.On May 10, the multi-platinum international powerhouse pop star made a contribution to the Special Projects of the United Nations Secretary General Trust Fund. The money will be used to advance the objectives of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki -moon’s efforts to eradicate extreme poverty, and to achieve the Millennium Development Goals by the end of 2015. It will also be used to promote the UN’s “Every Woman Every Child” health initiative.While visiting the U.N. headquarters in October 2012, PSY first met U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki -moon. Both hailing from Korea, they bonded over a shared global consciousness, and the performer even taught the politician his signature “Gangnam Style” dance. The Secretary General’s efforts inspired the superstar, who wanted to support the initiatives as much as he could. Now, he’s contributed a sum to this particular Trust aiding Ki-moon’s efforts.It’s a historical move on PSY’s part, devoting his good graces to a crucial cause.last_img read more

A Riverdale Crash and How Showrunners Should Push for OnSet Safety

first_imgWhile Peak TV has been great for fans, it has been a double-edged sword for the people who create it. More shows mean more work. But as we’ve seen too often in recent months, physically producing television (and film) can be a dangerous job.On Sept. 21, after reportedly working a 16-hour day, K.J. Apa, a young actor on The CW’s Riverdale, fell asleep at the wheel and crashed his car. Thankfully, he wasn’t hurt. But his near-death experience shines a light on the long hours of production. Sadly, this has been a serious issue for decades with little done to address it.Nothing is more important than the safety of the actors and crew. And yet the pressures on production can put that safety in jeopardy. This isn’t a piece about Apa’s experience. And I’m far from an expert on the problem. But I’ve produced a fair amount of TV. I reached out to friends in various production departments for their insight, and every person I talked to recounted scary moments driving home after a marathon day. It’s the norm, not the exception.To be fair, no one sets out to roll cameras for 14-plus hours. But budgets — despite healthy corporate profits — are always tight, and, as TV has become increasingly ambitious in its storytelling, it has gotten harder to shoot everything on a traditional episodic schedule. Showrunners and crews are constantly squeezed by the demand for more for less.READ MORE Twitter Advertisement Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Amid concern about long workdays and the CW star’s late-night auto wreck,  a writer-producer offers a five-point plan: “If  you’re too tired to drive, you deserve a room or a car.” Illustration by Mario Wagner Login/Register With:last_img read more

Shoppers Drug lights up medical cannabis ecommerce sales portal

first_imgBRAMPTON, Ont. — Shoppers Drug Mart’s e-commerce platform for medical cannabis launched Tuesday, a month after Health Canada licenced the company to sell the product online.Product information is available nationally, but Shoppers Drug Mart can initially only sell medical cannabis to patients in Ontario.Patients will be required to take a medical document similar to a prescription to an Ontario pharmacy to begin the process.Specialized advisers will then contact patients, review their medical history and provide support with online registration and product selection.Shoppers Drug Mart says it has signed supply agreements with 10 licensed producers of dried cannabis and cannabis oil and will provide products and medical accessories. Companies in this story: (TSX:L)The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Venezuela Saudi oil output slumps Opec

first_imgParis: OPEC’s oil output dropped sharply last month as a result of steep production cuts in Venezuela and kingpin Saudi Arabia, the cartel said on Wednesday. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries’ combined oil production plunged by 534,000 barrels per day in March, it said in a report citing secondary sources. OPEC does not release its own production data. Venezuela, in the throes of political troubles, sanctions and repeated power blackouts, pumped 289,000 fewer barrels per day than the previous month, taking production to 732,000 bpd. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThis compares to the more than a million barrels per day Venezuela was pumping at the start of the year, and its production capacity of nearly two mbpd in 2017. Kingpin Saudi Arabia’s production, meanwhile, fell by 324,000 bpd, according to OPEC’s sources, the report said. This, analysts say, is a result of the kingdom’s determination to support oil prices in line with a production cut deal between OPEC countries and non-member Russia that is to run until June. These efforts appear to be paying off. Oil prices rose at their fastest pace in 14 years over the first quarter of the year. On Wednesday the WTI futures contract, the benchmark for US production, stood at 64.42 and its European counterpart, Brent, at 70.95.last_img read more

Rising airfares DGCA meets airlines to engage with them for appropriate action

first_imgNew Delhi: Aviation regulator DGCA will continue to monitor airfare movements on a daily basis and also engage with airline for appropriate action, a senior official said Tuesday amid concerns over rising ticket prices. With crisis-hit Jet Airways drastically curtailing its operations, there has been an adverse impact on the number of flights being operated on various routes. As concerns persist on higher air ticket prices, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Tuesday held a meeting with representatives of airlines, the official said. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Airlines were advised to continue to monitor at their level and provide information to the DGCA to keep fares low as far as possible, he noted. “Airlines representative also intimated DGCA that they have removed the few higher buckets from sale and offering tickets to passengers in lower fare buckets. “DGCA will continue to monitor fare movement on daily basis and engage with airline for appropriate action,” the official added. According to him, the regulator monitors domestic airfares on a daily basis, particularly on high density routes and routes where alternate mode of transport is not available or is difficult. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday Based on the monitoring process, the DGCA engages with airlines when the spurt in airfares is observed in any sector for appropriate action, he added. Earlier in the day, Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu had called for a review of issues related to struggling Jet Airways, including rising fares and flight cancellations. “Directed Secretary @MoCA_GoI to review issues related to Jet Airways, especially increasing fares, flight cancellations etc,” Prabhu said in a tweet. Besides asking Civil Aviation Secretary Pradeep Singh Kharola to take necessary steps to protect passenger rights and safety, Prabhu also called for working with all stakeholders for their well being.last_img read more

Think your defined benefit pension is money in the bank Think again

CALGARY — Sue Earl, a 38-year Sears Canada employee, was shocked when she found out she would only initially receive 81 per cent of the value of her pension as part of the company’s insolvency process.The 64-year-old from Cobourg, Ont., had assumed her defined-benefit pension was “money in the bank,” a guaranteed amount she’d receive in retirement regardless of the financial health of the failing retailer.But then, she also didn’t think Sears would cancel the severance payments she’d been receiving since her store was closed last year — that’s what happened after it filed for court protection from creditors in June.She said the other 19 per cent of her defined-benefit pension is “up in the air.”“Our letter said it would be paid out to us in the next five years, but that depends what they do with it, whether they wind it up or what’s going to happen,” Earl said.“It’s just one more slap, really. You lose your severance and then you find out you might not get all of your pension money.”Personal finance experts say the Sears case shows the risk of depending too much on a defined-benefit pension plan to provide income in retirement if the plan is not fully funded and the sponsor goes bust.James McCreath, an associate portfolio manager with BMO Nesbitt Burns in Calgary, says employer-sponsored pension plans are a good thing because they force people to save for retirement but when a company isn’t healthy enough to fund them, it can result in a lot of stress for employees.“If I had a defined benefit plan, I’d certainly sharpen my pencil on reviewing it to see if there’s an unfunded liability and how that perhaps would impact my retirement,” he said.Tony Salgado, director of CIBC Wealth Strategies in Toronto, says many don’t even know what kind of pension plan they have, much less what their retirement income might be.“Incorporate some wiggle room,” he advises.“If you were to take a 10 per cent haircut on what you have through your retirement pension plan, what other sources of income will you have available?”Defined-benefit plans promise members a retirement income usually based on salary and years of service. But an aging population that is living longer has increased the cost of the plans at the same time that low interest rates have also increased funding requirements, leaving many plan sponsors with a shortfall.Sears has been paying $3.7 million a month to top up its underfunded defined-benefit plan, as required by Ontario provincial law, but has asked a court to allow it to suspend those payments while it restructures.Meanwhile, Ontario has proposed new rules that would see defined-benefit pension plans it regulates not require topping up as long as they are 85 per cent funded, down from the current 100 per cent.In Cobourg, Sue Earl says she is receiving employment insurance benefits and has started her Canada Pension Plan payments early to top up her RRSPs and pay down debt.She has received a pay out on the defined-contribution pension plan Sears started in 2008, but is still waiting for payout of the defined benefit plan it replaced — both have to be reinvested in locked-in accounts until retirement.Her husband, Ralph, has a small pension and, after a “hard look at our finances,” she thinks they’ll be OK.“I mean, we’re not driving Mercedes, we’re going to drive our car into the ground. If we take a trip we’re going to be budgeting for it. I mean, we’re going to have to be careful with our money.” read more

BlackBerry focuses on cool factor as it returns to Orlando for annual

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ORLANDO, Fla. – BlackBerry will pull out all the stops this week as the company welcomes thousands of industry players for BlackBerry Live, its annual three-day conference which promises to offer some perspective into its future.Chief executive Thorsten Heins will take the stage on Tuesday and is expected to deliver a keynote speech that could reveal a lower-priced version of its latest phone and some clues about whether the company plans to abandon tablet technology forever.BlackBerry Live is both an information session and a hype machine for the company, which has several giant parties planned for its supporters who fly in from around the world and to attend the event.The conference takes place at the Marriott World Center, a sprawling complex that acts as a mothership for all of the related events that surround it that range from workshops to live concerts.On Sunday, the preparations were underway for the massive event as staff scurried around, or in some cases scooted through the halls on Segways, putting up signs and other displays.Tour buses with the BlackBerry logo warmed up their engines and drove practice runs around the various hotels and resorts where conference attendees will stay.The meticulous plans have been in the works for months.When BlackBerry held the conference last year, the company was in dire straits. Questions swirled about its future and whether it would sell its operations to a competitor. Heins tried to refocus the attention by unveiling new features of the then in-development BlackBerry 10 operating system, though the crowd wasn’t shown what the new phones would look like.Since then, the company has aggressively tried to regain its status as a leading smartphone maker with the launch of BlackBerry 10 and two new smartphones.This year, BlackBerry will use the event to champion its image as a major smartphone player, though sales numbers for its latest devices in the United States won’t be revealed until the company reports its financial results in June.One lingering question will be whether another BlackBerry PlayBook will see the light of day, since Heins has been cryptic about the company’s strategy in the portable computer market.Last month, he told The Canadian Press that the company is “thinking about” another tablet “in the context of BlackBerry 10.” In later interviews, he predicted tablets will be a dying technology in five years, replaced by other mobile computing devices.It’s widely expected that Heins hopes to turn BlackBerry smartphones into portable computers that work in conjunction with other devices — think bringing your smartphone into work and it linking with your monitor through Bluetooth technology.While it’s unlikely he will unveil a new product at the conference that maps out how those ideas will be linked, he boasted in January that he had returned his laptop to BlackBerry’s IT department as he had adopted the new version of the smartphone as his personal computer.BlackBerry Live doubles as both a way to inform telecom executives and developers about the company’s future as well as a way to impress them with flashy parties and famous people.This year, Alicia Keys is scheduled to be part of an hour-long discussion about women in the technology industry before she appears at a private concert Tuesday at Universal Studios.Other artists scheduled to appear include Miguel, the Alabama Shakes and DJ Cedric Gervais who generated headlines last year when Madonna mentioned his song “Molly” and wound up in a social media spat with Canadian DJ Deadmau5. The concert will be streamed live on the company’s website.BlackBerry hired Keys as global creative director in January, but the pop singer has played a relatively minor public role as the face of BlackBerry.During her concerts she uses the BlackBerry as a prop for one of her songs and uploads live performance videos from the phone. She also occasionally posts updates on social media that plug the new smartphones, though her face isn’t part of the company’s advertising campaign.BlackBerry has insisted that Keys is playing an active role in the company’s new devices, and has made several presentations to executives over the past few months.In April, Keys visited the company’s headquarters in Waterloo, Ont. to discuss her future role at the company, which has been written off by some in the industry as little more than a glorified spokeswoman.“That’s exactly what she is. Let’s not kid ourselves,” said Mark Tauschek, senior research analyst at InfoTech Research Group.“(It’s not) like she’s actually going to have input into industrial design and functionality. At the end of the day, she’s not qualified to do that, and second of all she probably doesn’t have the inclination to do that.”As far as representing the BlackBerry, Keys has delivered mixed results at best. She grabbed the most headlines earlier this year when it appeared that she tweeted from an iPhone just days after announcing her partnership with BlackBerry.She later said the post wasn’t hers, but that her Twitter account had been “hacked.”What Keys brings to BlackBerry is a celebrity name that is respected across several demographics, but like many spokespeople — previous BlackBerry representatives like Will.I.Am and U2 included — it’s difficult to quantify how they influence the brand.“We don’t have any previous examples as to where this has helped much,” said Troy Crandall, MacDougall, MacDougall & MacTier“So I guess analysts, like anyone, go on past history or other company’s histories and how well this really helped anyone.”For Keys, BlackBerry Live may prove to be the greatest opportunity to prove to skeptics that she’s more than just a famous face.On Wednesday, Blackberry will focus several events on the future outside North America. The company is a dominant player in countries like Nigeria, the Philippines and Indonesia.___For more coverage of BlackBerry Live follow David Friend on Twitter. BlackBerry focuses on cool factor as it returns to Orlando for annual event by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted May 13, 2013 4:15 am MDT read more

If browser tabs are getting the better of you heres how you

first_imgIT’S MONDAY, IT’S the start of the work week and chances are you have fifty things to do before the day is finished.For most of us, it requires you to research or look up multiple pages while keeping your email and other important web pages accessible.This leaves you with multiple tabs open which not only gets messy, but can also slow down your browser, especially if it’s loading up media-rich sites.Thankfully, if this is causing you problems, there are numerous plugins which allow you to better organise your tabs and free up browser memory.One of the most popular examples is OneTab (Chrome and Firefox), which brings every tab you have open on a window to the one page. Source: TheJournal.ieIf you find yourself regularly having numerous browser tabs open and want to give yourself some peace of mind, it’s a great way of clearing things up.Just remember that since you’re restoring pages, you’re effectively reloading them so any unsaved information will be lost.(OneTab for Chrome and Firefox)Read: Wonder who can see your Google Drive files? This will show you >Read: Eyes always hurting after looking at a screen? This will help ease the pain >last_img read more

Injury update on NXT wrestler Solomon Crowe

first_imgRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipThe latest body positive movement on InstagramVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:36/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:34 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list The Best Instagram Filter Available Now Playing Up Next Meghan Markle leads celebs in mourning fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WWE NXT wrestler Solomon Crowe posted the following injury update on Twitter about his chipped tibia he suffered at a live event last week:“Got my MRI results back…. And I don’t need surgery! More motivated and hungry than ever… The countdown begins now!”Crowe also posted the following photo on his Instagram: David Beckham says Brooklyn mocked him for risque photoshoot The latest body positive movement on Instagram Facebook WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Kristin Cavallari Won’t Take The Blame For Her Instagram Post Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WWE star Peyton Royce shares photo from Honeymoon with AEW star Shawn Spears Carmella speaks out on a recent health scare has caused her to miss time from WWE Now Playing Up Next Google+ Alexa Bliss shows off her new tattoos, Zelina Vega pays tribute to the late singer Aaliyahlast_img read more

105 WWE Results Bridgeport Connecticut CenaRollins

first_img WWE United States Championship match added to Money in the Bank on May 19 Erick Rowan Google+ CM Punk & AJ Lee Join Horror Movie Vin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ scene Now Playing Up Next John Cena Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Pinterest WhatsApp NXT TakeOver XXV Results – 6/1/19 (Johnny Gargano vs. Adam Cole for the NXT Championship) Videos Articles WWEs Miz and Maryse Expecting Second Childcenter_img Now Playing Up Next How To Win A Trip To Meet The Miz And Becky Lynch Facebook Cesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The Bar NXT TakeOver XXV set to take place in Bridgeport, Connecticut on Saturday, June 1 Videos Articles Twitter Now Playing Up Next Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next 10/5 WWE Results: Bridgeport, Connecticut1. The Usos def. The Wyatt Family2. Sami Zayn def. Tyson Kidd3. WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee def. Paige in a 2/3 Falls Match.4. R-Truth def. The Miz5. WWE United States Champion Sheamus def. Bray Wyatt6. Jack Swagger def. Bo Dallas7. WWE Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler def. Cesaro8. John Cena def. Seth Rollins in a Street Fight.Source: The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four OnlineRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipCesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The BarVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:59/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:55 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Seth Rollinslast_img read more

Fox Stewart lead in Vancouver City Council race

first_imgJeanne Stewart and Sarah Fox have likely prevailed in the seven-way race for Vancouver City Council Position 6, pulling ahead of the pack to advance to the November general election.The preliminary results as of 8:15 p.m. Tuesday showed Fox with 22.87 percent of the vote and Stewart with 22.86 percent. Fox was leading Stewart by two votes.Voter turnout was 20.3 percent, according to the Clark County Auditor’s Office, with 47,456 ballots returned. However, an estimated 11,000 ballots have yet to be counted and have the potential to change the election’s outcome.In the three-way race for Position 2, incumbent Erik Paulsen comfortably led with 64.73 percent of ballots cast in his favor, while challenger Maureen McGoldrick beat out Justin Forsman for a spot in the general election with 20.87 percent to Forsman’s 14.40 percent.Whittling down Position 6The results conclude a crowded primary election season for the Vancouver City Council. That was especially true of Position 6, currently held by Bill Turlay, who did not seek re-election.last_img read more