Google Philippines names new country director LATEST STORIES Nikola Jokic had 21 points and 17 rebounds, Jamal Murray scored 18 points, and Denver beat the New York Knicks 111-93 on Friday night for its sixth straight victory.Gary Harris chipped in 14 points for Denver, which moved into a tie with the Warriors for first place in the Western Conference with 11 games remaining for each team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsGrabbing the top spot in the conference would guarantee coach Michael Malone’s young squad home-court advantage throughout the West playoffs.“I wouldn’t say it’s ultra-important. Is it something that we talk about? Sure. Is it something we say why not us? Sure. But we’re not going to risk any player’s health or rest at the expense of being the No. 1 seed,” Malone said. Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other UP NEXT:Nuggets: Finish their four-game Eastern Conference road trip Sunday at Indiana.Knicks: Continue their six-game homestand when they host the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray goes to the basket during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Friday, March 22, 2019, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK— A year after missing out on the playoffs by just one game, Denver wouldn’t mind snatching the top spot in the Western Conference from defending champion Golden State.At the same time, the Nuggets don’t think it’s the most important thing for a deep postseason run.ADVERTISEMENT “I would much rather be a healthy, rested team going into the playoffs to give ourselves a chance to be a dangerous team in the playoffs. We’re not a team that’s just satisfied in making it, we want to be a team that gets in there and makes some noise.”Will Barton scored 10 of his 12 in the opening quarter as the Nuggets jumped out to a 37-18 lead one night after winning at Washington.The Knicks made it a close game late in the third quarter, cutting the lead to seven after trailing by 14 at halftime.Veteran forward Paul Millsap is not too worried about the No. 1 seed. His preference is a more a consistent effort on defense like he saw each time the Knicks tried to battle back before Denver answered.“We haven’t played good basketball, but we’ve been finding ways to win games, I think,” Millsap said.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ “As a young team and as a team period, you got to find different ways to win. Your shot’s not going to always fall. You’re not always going to play great defense. But at the end of the say it’s about winning games.”Former Nuggets first-round pick Emmanuel Mudiay had 21 points and rookie Mitchell Robinson added 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Knicks, who have lost their last three games and 11 of 12.New York has lost its last three games by an average of 25 points to Toronto, Utah and now Denver.“We’re getting the hell smacked out of us,” Knicks coach David Fizdale said. “These teams are just really good basketball teams.”Mario Hezonja’s basket cut the lead to 67-59 with 5:52 left in the third quarter.But that was closest the Knicks would get the rest of the night as their offense sputtered the rest of the period, shooting just 1-for-8 from the field.Denver then broke away with a 15-3 spurt highlighted by seven points from Jokic and a layup from Monte Morris before time expired to extend the lead 82-62 heading into the fourth quarter.TIP-INS:Nuggets: Denver swept the season series from the Knicks. The Nuggets have beaten New York in 16 of their last 21 meetings. Denver outrebounded the Knicks 62-45.Knicks: PG Frank Ntilikina played for the first time since Jan. 27 after missing 24 games due to a sore groin. He scored five points and had five assists in 25 minutes off the bench. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Venezuela beats Argentina to spoil Lionel Messi’s international return Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag View comments
SHARE SHARE SHARE EMAIL RELATED COMMENT Kerber crushes Keys to reach Australian Open semis × tennis January 24, 2018 Top seed Simona Halep recovered from a slow start before racing away to a 6–3 6–2 victory over Czech sixth seed Karolina Pliskova in their Australian Open quarter-final on Wednesday.The 26 year-old Romanian world number one, still without a grand slam title, trailed 3–0 but battened down the hatches to reel off the next nine games on her way to a first Melbourne semi-final.An increasingly deflated Pliskova eventually stopped the rot but with Halep offering precious little in the way of cheap points, the result soon became a formality.Halep made only 10 unforced errors in the one hour, 11 minute contest on Rod Laver Arena and sealed victory with a punishing return to the baseline which the big-serving Pliskova could only slap into the net.The Romanian advances to face 2016 champion Angelique Kerber in the semi-finals after the German crushed American Madison Keys earlier on Wednesday.“It’s nice to be in the semis,” Halep, coached by Australian Darren Cahill, said on court. “I started to open the court and get a read on her serve,” he said. Published on COMMENTS
MSBSHSE Board Exam 2019: The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) has released the timetable for Class 10 (SSC) and Class 12 board exam 2019.All the candidates can check the complete time table on the official website of MSBSHSE, the link for which is mahahsscboard.maharashtra.gov.inExam dates:As per the schedule released by MSBSHSE, the class 10 exam will begin on March 1, 2019 and the senior class 12 board exams will begin on February 21, 2019.Maharashtra MSBSHSE Class 10 Board Exam 2019: Time tableMarch 1 (First half 11 am to 2 pm): First language (Marathi, Hindu, Urdu, Gujarati, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Sindhi, Bengali, and PunjabiMarch 1 (Second half 3 pm to 6 pm): French, GermanMarch 2 (First half 11 am to 2 pm): Second or Third LanguageMarch 2 (second half): Second or Third Language (composite course)March 5 (First half 11 am to 2 pm): EnglishMarch 5 (First half 11 am to 1 pm): English (Composite)March 6 (First half 11 am to 2 pm): Multi Skill Foundation Course (81), Automobile Service Technician (82), Retail Merchandising (83), Healthcare – General Duty Assistant (84), Beauty and Wellness (85)Physical Education and Sports (86), Tourism and Travels (87), Agriculture (88), Media and Entertainment (89), Banking and Financial Services (90)March 7 (First half 11 am to 2 pm): (Hindi)Second half: Composite HindiMarch 8 (First half 11 am to 2 pm)Urdu (18)Sanskrit (27)Pali (28)Ardhamagadhi (29)Persian (30)Arabic (31)Avesta (32)Pahalavi (33)Russian (36)Second half: Urdu, Sanskrit, Pali, Ardhamagadhi, Persian, Arabic, Avesta,Pahalavi, Russian, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malyalam, Sindhi, Bengali,PunjabiMarch 11 (First half 11 am to 2 pm): Mathematics Paper I (Algebra); Arithmetic (For Special Needs Divyanga Students)March 13 (First half 11 am to 1 pm): Mathematics Paper II (Geometry)advertisementMarch 15 (First half 11 am to 1 pm): Science and Technology Paper I;(First half 11 am to 1:30 pm) – Physiology Hygiene and Home Science (For Special Needs Divyanga Students)Maharashtra MSBSHSE Class 12 Board Exam 2019: Time tableAll the board students can check the Class 12 board exam 2019 timetable here.Maharashtra Board Exam 2018:This year, the class 12 exams for Maharashtra began on February 21 and concluded on March 20. Further, over 14 lakh students appeared for these exams in 2018.About MSBSHSE:The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education is an autonomous body established under the provisions of the Maharashtra Act No 41 of 1965The board conducts the HSC and SSC Examinations in the state of Maharashtra through its nine Divisional Boards located in Pune, Mumbai, Aurangabad, Nasik, Kolhapur, Amravati, Latur, Nagpur and Ratnagiri.Every year, around 14 lakh candidates appear for HSC exam, whereas 17 lakh candidates appear for SSC examination.Read: AIIMS PG 2019: Registrations rescheduled, apply from October 18 @ www.aiimsexams.orgAlso read: JEE Main 2019: Application form correction process begins, apply by October 14
If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! James Washington was a breakout player in 2014. (USATSI)Oklahoma State played an astounding number of freshmen this season — 22 in all to be precise.[1. Thanks to the Tulsa World for pointing this out.]In fact, just to accentuate the point — for the entirety of the 2013 season Oklahoma State started three freshmen (Zac Veatch, Paul Lewis and Jhajuan Seales).In the 2014 Bedlam game alone it started five (Mason Rudolph, James Washington, Ramon Richards, Jesse Robinson and Zach Crabtree).Only five true freshmen played in 2013 compared to 11 in 2014.Somehow the win over OU is becoming more and more unbelievable the longer I look at these numbers. OSU shouldn’t have beaten any good teams, much less preseason No. 1 in its own house!Anyway, here are the top nine of those 22 freshmen, ranked.1. James Washington (WR)He was the most consistent from August to December and you better believe the Rudolph2Washington transfer rumor Heisman campaign is getting fired up this offseason.2. Mason Rudolph (QB)A good QB in the Big 12 is completely indispensable if you want to be competitive at the top of the league. Gundy has been saying it for years and he’s right.3. Zach Crabtree (OL)Yeah that was him that returned in the Baylor game and breathed life into an offensive line that was in hibernation. Okay, it was Mason Rudolph, too, but Crabtree’s absence was felt.4. Tre Flowers (S)Sixth on the team in total tackles — stepped in when Larry Stephens went down with an injury. I also love that he wears No. 31.5. Ramon Richards (CB)Led the team in interceptions and amazing GIFs.6. Justin Phillips (LB)Ranked this high based on that Bedlam game alone. He had 10 of his 18 tackles on the season in Norman!7. Vili Leveni (DT)Underrated at the defensive tackle position but he mixed it up game after game and ended the year with 3 TFL and a sack.8. Gyasi Akem (LB)He didn’t play as much as I would have liked but when he was out there he was an absolute terrorist. I’m stokes about his future.9. Jerel Morrow (S) Played in every game and notched 12 tackles and a sack. OSU’s secondary is going to be good for a while.Totally Tickets is your source for Oklahoma State football tickets.
Toro Rosso’s Pierre Gasly was 12th. Force India’s Esteban Ocon and Sergio Pérez were 13th and 15th respectively. Sauber’s Charles Leclerc once again did well to make it to Q2 and finished 14th.A difficult weekend for Williams, who were well off the pace, was compounded when Lance Stroll crashed in Q3, going wide on the exit of turn 12. His team-mate Sergey Sirotkin was 18th but has a three-place grid penalty from the last race. Renault’s Nico Hülkenberg was 16th and Sauber’s Marcus Ericsson 17th.Brendon Hartley in the Toro Rosso crashed at turn nine in final practice and his car was extensively damaged. He did not take part in qualifying and will start from the back of the grid. Reuse this content Topics Share on Pinterest Support The Guardian Sign up to The Recap, our weekly email of editors’ picks. Share on WhatsApp Formula One … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. 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Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Since you’re here… Share on LinkedIn Pinterest Facebook Share on Messenger The Observer There was no sense of complacency and far from any suggestion that anything except a long, hard battle lies ahead for Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes at Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix. Yet it was hard not to discern a sense of relief and satisfaction after he claimed pole position and in doing so completed a powerful demonstration both of his skill and the fact Mercedes are very much still a force to be reckoned with.Hamilton’s 74th career pole is a return to form just when he needed it, having been outpaced over the single lap at Bahrain and China by his team-mate Valtteri Bottas – who was second here – and by Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, who took pole in the last three races but was third in Spain.“It was important for me to get back in to a good position in qualifying, as it is usually a strength of mine,” Hamilton said. “I’m happy with that. For the team it’s been a struggle. I’m sure there have been a lot of people with nerves over the past few races, just not really understanding, constantly learning but feeling we’re not learning quick enough. So to come here and get the one-two in qualifying is a true show of all the hard work everyone is doing.” He warned, however, that the serious business lay ahead: “We have a lot of work to do tomorrow, it is going to be a tough race,”Hamilton has been desperate to reassert himself over the single lap and with his Mercedes finally performing as expected he managed it superbly. He set a blistering lap on his first run in Q3 and with the pressure on promptly improved, taking pole with a time of 1min 16.173sec. He needed to perform at his best, pushed to the line by Bottas who was four-hundredths back with Vettel a tenth down, in front of his team-mate Kimi Räikkönen.At the heart of the revival is the rather arcane science of putting the tyres in to their correct temperature operating window, a problem that generated its own heat on Saturday. After blistering affected the rubber in testing here, Pirelli are using a tyre with a thinner tread, less susceptible to overheating.Mercedes principally have struggled with it, while Vettel suggested the new rubber was to Ferrari’s disadvantage. “The tyres this weekend are different because obviously we had the change, it’s for everyone, but I think they are a bit harder,” he said.Toto Wolff dismissed claims it had been implemented for Mercedes’s benefit as “bollocks”. Nonetheless the grip and balance that had eluded Hamilton for the past three races had been unlocked.Hamilton has a narrow four-point lead over Vettel and will be buoyed by the fact that the team have the car performing as needed at the opening of the European season, describing it as “a relief” that they finally had the tyres working after second practice.Ferrari did not have the quite the pace of their rivals over the single lap but practice form suggests they will be competitive in race pace. It is Mercedes, however, who start as strong favourites. Their performance was similar to their one in Australia, where Hamilton proved ominously dominant. The job is by no means complete but they can be rightly optimistic of starting on the very front foot for only the second time this season.The two Red Bulls of Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo were fifth and sixth. McLaren put a car into Q3 for the first time this season with Fernando Alonso in eighth; his team-mate Stoffel Vandoorne went out in 11th. Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean were seventh and 10th for Haas with the Renault of Carlos Sainz Jr ninth. Share via Email Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Twitter Motor sport Hamilton snaps a selfie after taking pole. Photograph: Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP/Getty Images news Max Verstappen laughs off Baku backlash and readies Spanish riposte Formula One 2018 Read more
Share on Pinterest The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. England team are still learning on the job, says Jordan Henderson Gareth Southgate Marcus Rashford shines but ruthless Spain teach England harsh lessons Friendlies With Jamie Vardy’s self-enforced exile further reducing England’s options, Southgate was also asked about the chances of a recall for Theo Walcott. He claimed “the door was always open to everyone”, though a more accurate assessment of his thoughts could probably be taken from the fact that he answered by talking up Marcus Rashford and Danny Welbeck, as well as saying he still had high hopes for Liverpool’s Dominic Solanke, another player not to feature for a single minute this season.“We talked a bit after the World Cup about the demands of the modern player,” Southgate said of the decision to give Kane a break. “Everybody has to play a part in that but theclubs own the players and have to do the right thing for themselves. Normally the clubs would be holding their breath and hiding behind their sofas watching our team go out, but this is one of those occasions where [me] wanting to look at our squad ties in with doing the right thing with the players for our long-term benefit. So I thought this is a good opportunity to do it.”In Kane’s absence Eric Dier will captain a side that features James Tarkowski alongside Harry Maguire and Kyle Walker in defence, with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Danny Rose as the wing-backs and Jack Butland in goal. Share on Twitter Read more Reuse this content Southgate admitted that England’s attacking options were severely diminished in the absence of the Tottenham striker and he also acknowledged that, if his team could not end their current losing sequence, having lost three successive games for the first time since Euro ’88, the goodwill generated by the team’s performances in Russia would quickly start to ebb away.However, the England manager is rigidly sticking to his belief that it is more important to “give minutes” to players such as Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Fabian Delph and Danny Welbeck than worry about his own win percentage. On that count he will make nine changes to his team. “I can’t make decisions just to get a win,” he said. “A lot of these guys who are coming into the team have played zero minutes in the league. The right thing for them – and ultimately the right thing for us – is to give them game time.”Southgate smiled when it was put to him that it was “quite incredible” that the role of an England manager now appears to involve providing time on the pitch for players who would not ordinarily be involved for their clubs. That, however, is the current position for Southgate and, as such, England’s attacking midfielders will be Loftus-Cheek, with 33 minutes in two substitute appearances for Chelsea, and Delph, yet to feature at all for Manchester City. Reluctantly Southgate has abandoned his policy that, if players are not involved for their clubs, they should not expect to win international caps.Southgate also revealed he was contemplating switching back to a four-man defence in the coming months and, analysing the shortage of obvious replacements for Kane, appeared to end any hopes that Glenn Murray and Troy Deeney might have of a call-up. “There aren’t many English strikers playing,” he said. “There are obviously some older ones who have good goalscoring records at club level but I’m not sure that’s necessarily the route we want to go.” Share via Email Share on Messenger Read more news Southgate could conceivably have picked a far stronger side and his decision to experiment this way is a bold one when, despite everything England achieved at the World Cup, the paradox is that his win percentage, 50%, is currently no better than Steve McClaren’s time in charge.“Well, not many England sides have played a World Cup semi-final and a third-v-fourth play-off,” Southgate replied testily to the statistic about England’s three-match losing run. “That focus will come on me and I’m not concerned about it. I will have to live with whatever people want to say about my record, relegations and whatever else fits the bill.“But I’m comfortable in my own skin. The priority is not me. It’s developing the England team.” Share on Facebook Share on WhatsApp Harry Kane will be left out of England’s friendly against Switzerland because Gareth Southgate fears the World Cup Golden Boot winner is in danger of suffering burnout and that, in the modern football world, it is for the national team to provide that rest rather than the player’s club.Kane, who has started 61 games since the start of last season, is being rested as part of a calculated gamble on Southgate’s part at a time when England face the possibility of losing four games in a row for the first time in their history. Topics Switzerland England Share on LinkedIn Harry Kane
In August of 2017 Matt Fox spent a month in the village of Kaptagat in Kenya training with the greatest marathon runner the world has ever seen. Eliud Kipchoge is the world record holder, the Rio Olympics champion, the man who nearly beat two hours in a staged event in Italy. For Fox, a man fascinated by the training methods of top runners, there were lessons to be learned.Fox was an elite 800m and 1,500m runner always on the cusp of Australia selection. When he finished running semi-professionally in 2014 he began taking part in marathons for fun. He describes himself as “a fast recreational runner”. This Saturday he’ll be a pacemaker in the Melbourne marathon with his time on his vest. If you want to break 2:50, keep up with Fox, and burn him at the end.Fox has always been interested how elite athletes trained. He wishes he had a resource to call upon in his competitive days. Now he’s created one – an e-book detailing the training programs of the champions. “I always wanted to know how people better than me were training, eating, sleeping. I wanted to know how they became what they are.” Share via Email Share on Twitter Kipchoge became a marathon runner after an outstanding career on the track. The switch up from 5,000m and 10,000m was a natural one. As a runner’s body gets older it can tolerate longer distances, and appreciate less intensity. Kipchoge, 33, very quickly became the standout. Gold in Rio in 2016 stamped him as the best. Eight months later he smashed accepted knowledge about what the human body is capable of.The project was called “Breaking2” and it was the brainchild of a prominent footwear company who thought they should just do it – see if human beings could run 42.195km in under two hours. They brought three champions to the Monza racetrack in Italy – Kipchoge, Ethiopia’s Lelisa Desisa and Zersenay Tadese of Eritrea. The temperature was regulated at 12C. It wasn’t an official race with a big field run according to rules. Athletes could drink at any time. Motorbikes rolled ahead on pace. It wouldn’t stand on the IAAF record. The idea was simply to see if a human being could run a marathon in 1:59:59 or less.“People didn’t think it was possible,” says Fox. “Only Eliud believed.”Desisa struggled with the pace early and dropped off after 15km (though ran 2:14). Kipchoge and Tadese ran the half-marathon on-pace in 59:49. Then Tedese dropped off (though ran 2:06). And Kipchoge continued to run and run and run. And he was right on pace until the very end when time beat distance – and he was out by 25 seconds. “It was a huge deal in the running world,” according to Fox, who made plans to find out more. And off to Kenya he went. It was almost that simple. It’s something all athletes could learn from, says Fox. “I see people planning to run a marathon without placing any value on others. They’ll find a program and an online coach, and think they’re good to go. But Kenyans think that’s crazy. Spending time in a team is natural to those guys. They love it, spending time together, having a laugh.“Mo Farah’s team is the same. Before training they’re kicking a football around, listening to Drake. They really thrive off the vibe of the team.”Fox says Kipchoge’s training base and daily lifestyle is “incredibly simple”. Kipchoge’s diet consists of fruit and vegetables. “He also drinks a lot of tea with a lot of sugar. Instead of protein shakes, he’d have two litres of tea. In his down time he’ll just relax and sleep. If he’s up he’ll do house chores. He’ll clean the kitchen. The lifestyle in Kenya is simple – he takes it to the extreme.”Mainly, of course, he runs. It was thrilling for Fox. “Go for a walk down a path around Kaptagat and you could find 50 guys hammering past in a group, the greatest runners in the world.”In Kipchoge’s crew are 15 men who can run the marathon under 2:10. If all 15 had run in the 2017 Melbourne marathon, they’d have filled the top 15 spots. They would have beaten the top two place-getters from 2017 – Isaac Birir and John Langat – home by five minutes. They’re from Kenya, too. “I knew a man who was a friend of his coach,” says Fox. “He said if you dare to go and run with them, go for it. They do let people jump in and train with them. But they don’t wait!”The village of Kaptagat is in a high-plains farming region 40km from the metropolitan centre of Eldoret, the nearest town with an airport. Fox stayed two kilometres away from Kipchoge’s training camp and most mornings would trot up the dirt track to train with the team. On “recovery” runs he’d be flat out trying to keep up. On their hard runs he’d be on a motorbike.Through the red dirt and green fields of Kaptagat he watched them run. Through muddy trails, up hills, in the rain and wind, Kipchoge and his crew ran and ran and ran. And they didn’t stop. For anything. “One day it had rained heavily overnight and the trail was extremely muddy,” says Fox. “So they just ran down the highway. They were doing intervals with trucks bombing by. I’ve been around elite athletes, it would completely stress them out.” Read more 0:37 Marathon world record smashed by Eliud Kipchoge in Berlin – video It was perhaps Fox’s number one takeaway – Kenyans just get on with it. “They were always ready to adjust. They did have a plan, a weekly structure. But it never bothered them if they had to make changes. Most elite runners have a very structured program and they’re anal about sticking to it. The program is all, discipline the thing. Kenyans’ attitude to training is incredibly flexible.”One thing always held true – when they ran, they ran hard. Their motto is “train hard – win easy”. And at such an altitude – Kaptagat is 2,500m above sea level – all runs are hard. Mount Kosciusko is 2,228m above sea level. Kipchoge and pals would call that base camp.Kipchoge is a famous man in Kenya. Walk around Nairobi or Eldoret and he’s noticed by everyone. Yet he’s very humble, according to Fox. “All his team know he’s the best, that he’s the boss. But he sees training partners as equals, within the group.”Fox was struck by the camaraderie among the group. He’d found a similar thing when training with Mo Farah. “Eliud is always saying it, that he couldn’t do it without the team. He’ll say he’s nothing without them.” Topics Australia sport Share on Pinterest Share on WhatsApp Play Video Support The Guardian Read more Reuse this content … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay. Whether we are up close or further away, the Guardian brings our readers a global perspective on the most critical issues of our lifetimes – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. We believe complex stories need context in order for us to truly understand them. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on LinkedIn Mo Farah’s coach hints at 2019 track return after Chicago marathon win Share on Facebook Athletics Share on Messenger A sub-two-hour marathon is not as fanciful as some might imagine On ‘recovery’ runs he’d be flat out trying to keep up. On their hard runs he’d be on a motorbike features Since you’re here…
AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 26: A general view of play between the UTEP Miners and the Texas Longhorns at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on September 26, 2009 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)Kendrick Blackshire isn’t ready to make his decision just yet, but the four-star linebacker is certainly fond of the Texas Longhorns. He recently opened up about his recruitment, revealing that he’s highly considering the Big 12 program.Blackshire is the No. 4 inside linebacker and No. 27 recruit from Texas in the 2021 class, per 247Sports.Texas is in contention for Blackshire, but it will have to beat out other top schools. Alabama, LSU and Oklahoma are also in the mix for his commitment.Although the Longhorns have their work cut out for them, it sounds like Blackshire has already established a solid relationship with the program. It’s possible that his connection with defensive coordinator Todd Orlando could influence his decision.From 247Sports:“I love Texas,” he said. “Me and coach Orlando, we talk all the time. I can call him in a second and then just call him. We’ve got a very good close relationship. He tells me where he thinks I fit in the defense. He tells me where he sees me in the Texas program. It sounds pretty pleasing.”Blackshire plans to visit Texas for its two biggest games of the season against LSU and Oklahoma.The Longhorns have the No. 4 recruiting class for 2021, which features a commitment from four-star wideout Quaydarius Davis.Tom Herman doesn’t currently hold a commitment from a 2021 defensive recruit, but that will change if they land Blackshire. He says that he isn’t planning to make a decision until next summer, though, so every team in this recruitment has some time to wait unless plans change.[247Sports]
Repair work being undertaken along the Port Henderson Road in Portmore, St. Catherine should be completed within the next six to eight weeks.Minister of State in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Hon. Richard Azan, made the disclosure during a tour of the area on Wednesday, March 20.The Port Henderson roadway, which is a major link between Spanish Town and Portmore, was damaged by floodwaters associated with Tropical Storm Nicole in 2010.The works being undertaken include reinstating the roadway, training of the Rio Cobre river and the bonding of the river bank to minimise erosion. Mr. Azan said just under $100 million has been spent on the project to date.He explained that while the road was closed, motorists were using a side road “and we have taken the decision that we would just repair it under this project.”The Minister, who toured several areas in the parish, was accompanied by Communications Manager, National Works Agency (NWA), Stephen Shaw and other Ministry personnel.By Chris Patterson, JIS Reporter
zoom Spanish ferry operator Baleària has signed the first permanent LNG bunkering contract for ship propulsion in Spain with compatriot energy company Gas Natural Fenosa.The parties said that the supply deal, signed on January 18, will be exclusive for 10 years and will initially apply to the ports of Barcelona, Valencia and Algeciras. It would then extended to all the peninsular ports operated by the shipping company together with the entire new fleet powered by this fuel committed to using LNG as an ecological fuel.For LNG bunkering services in Barcelona, the company will have a ship assigned to the operations at the port. In the case of Valencia and Algeciras, both companies are already developing a land-based solution.The contract between the energy company and Baleària is the first permanent, multi-system bunkering contract for LNG ship propulsion signed in the Iberian Peninsula.“We are currently building the first two ships powered by this clean energy to operate in the Mediterranean. The first is scheduled to come into operation at the beginning of this year, which makes us pioneers in the use of LNG,” Adolfo Utor, the president of Baleària, said.
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The Law and Society Trust acknowledges and appreciates that Sri Lanka has redefined its position with regards to the reintroduction of the death penalty. Justice Minister Wijeydasa Rajapakshe stated in Parliament on 6 October 2015, that Sri Lanka will not implement the death penalty temporarily as the country has decided to vote in favour of the UN General Assembly Resolution on “Moratorium on the Use of Death Penalty” in 2015.Although in 2012 Sri Lanka abstained from voting on the afore-mentioned UN General Assembly Resolution, in the years 2007, 2008 and 2010 Sri Lanka had voted in favour of a moratorium on the use of the death penalty and LST appreciates this stance taken even amidst mounting public favour towards reimplementation due to the increased crime rate and the resultant general public perception of the death penalty as a deterrent to crime. Currently over 82% have either introduced moratoria by law or in practice or have abolished it. Over the past 12 months alone, Fiji, Madagascar, Suriname, and the state of Nebraska in the United States have abolished the practice of putting people to death. In Burkina Faso and the Republic of Korea, new abolition laws have been submitted to parliament. Togo has ratified the second optional protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which aims to abolish the death penalty. China has removed the death penalty for several categories of crimes. Legal bodies in India and Ghana have recommended abolition. Authorities in Afghanistan, Malaysia, Thailand and the United States have announced reviews of the fairness and accuracy of the processes that convict and execute people.These moves by Nations across the globe and in Asia goes on to show that the global practice is indeed towards abolition. Justice is not about vengeance and we as civilized societies must move towards a form of justice system which seeks real and genuine recognition by the offenders for their wrongdoings. The Death Penalty is the ultimate violation of an individual’s most basic rights and in practice is often carried out in a discriminatory and arbitrary fashion with the potential to cause irreparable loss in a flawed criminal justice system. We only have to look at the recent case of the rape and brutal murder of the five year old girl to highlight that our criminal justice system is simply incapable of carrying out investigations and prosecuting offenders. Public outrage and the media too contributed to this. The enraged public response to catch the perpetrators and the call for “revenge” put significant pressure on the law enforcement authorities whose investigation techniques are questionable right from the start as evinced by the “confessions” of several offenders, and the treatment of the 17 year old boy suspected of having committed the act. To date the real perpetrator has not been apprehended. In these circumstances since no system, even an advanced legal system, can ever be hundred percent accurate we really must seek to completely abolish this brutal practice given that even in the situation of a moratorium the decision ultimately always lies at the whims of a policy maker. In light of this we encourage the government to take a step further and abolish the practice once and for all given that the practice has no place in the 21st Century. We also encourage the government to take steps to ratify the second optional protocol to the ICCPR which calls for the abolition of death penalty. It is not the increase in the severity of the punishment but the certainty of punishment which prevents potential offenders from committing crimes. The deterrent theory also assumes that all human beings are rational creatures who first engage in a process of weighing the pros and cons before acting out. This is not often the case as most crimes are committed under the influence of alcohol or in certain incidences by people with diminished capacities. The Justice Minister had also gone on to state that an interactive dialogue should be held to find out the root causes of crimes and that Parliament should focus attention on strengthening the laws to prevent crimes. This is by no means an easy task and there is a need for a massive overhaul of the system and action must be taken structurally to address the issue at hand with participation at all levels. There is also the need for massive public education be it related to crimes, related laws, sanction risks and consequences, sentencing policies and modifications to it etc.In the meantime one cannot forget the rights of victims and their families in seeing through effective investigations and proper retribution for crimes and the right to demand redress for the harm suffered throughexpeditious, responsive, fair, and accessible judicial and administrative mechanisms. A life of dignity for all includes the dignity of victims and their families, who must be acknowledged by all law enforcement and judicial personnel with full compassion and respect with paramount significance given to secure the safety of victims, their families and witnesses from intimidation and reprisal.
OTTAWA — The NDP’s proposed wealth tax, a centrepiece of the party’s election platform, could raise nearly $70 billion over the next 10 years, Canada’s budget watchdog has found.The “super-wealth tax,” as the NDP is calling it, is similar to an idea promoted by U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, and is part of the NDP’s campaign focus on tax fairness and inequality. The party wants to apply a one per cent tax to fortunes worth more than $20 million. Unlike a tax on income, a wealth tax would apply to all assets, including real estate, with the aim of reducing economic inequality. The NDP says the tax would apply only to the wealthiest one-tenth of one per cent of Canadian households.On Tuesday, the parliamentary budget officer (PBO) released a cost estimate of the proposal, part of its mandate to cost out election platforms. According to the analysis, the measure could raise $5.6 billion in the 2020-21 fiscal year, rising to nearly $9.5 billion in 2028-29. Andrew Coyne: What is the problem to which creating a wealth tax is a solution? The NDP’s new tax-the-rich plan is terrible, even by their standards William Watson: If you tax income effectively, you don’t have to tax wealth “Unlike the Liberals and Conservatives who work for their rich and powerful friends, we will help people who are struggling to get by,” NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh said in a news release. “Our plan is simple – we can afford to help people when we have the courage to ask the super-rich to pay a little bit more to fund the services we all rely on.”However, the PBO also noted that the cost estimate is highly uncertain, in part because wealthy households are likely to take steps to avoid the tax. “A large behavioural response is expected, due to avoidance and valuation optimization by wealthy families,” the analysis reads.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.The NDP, which released its election platform in June, has proposed a number of other tax reform measures, including a plan to increase the corporate tax rate from 15 to 18 per cent. The party also wants to increase the top income tax rate, which applies to those making more than $210,000, by two points, to 35 per cent.The platform further reiterated previous commitments to close tax loopholes, including the CEO stock option deduction, and to tax 75 per cent of profits on investments, up from the current rate of 50 per cent.A large behavioural response is expectedThe NDP would likely need the extra tax revenue to pay for major spending promises, including a pledge to enact universal pharmacare in 2020 with annual federal funding of $10 billion, and to publicly fund dental care, vision care, mental health care and hearing care within 10 years. The party has not provided estimates of how much those promises would cost.“Canadians deserve… expanded health care services to cover people head-to-toe – and we can do this when the very richest pay their fair share,” Singh said in the news release.The Liberals added the costing of party platforms to the parliamentary budget officer’s mandate in 2017. To date, the PBO has estimated costs for just two NDP proposals — the wealth tax and a promise to eliminate interest on all current and future federal student loans.That analysis, released last week, found that eliminating student loan interest could cost the government about $5 billion over 10 years.The Liberals and Conservatives have yet to release their campaign platforms.• Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Twitter:
CALGARY – A partnership that plans to build an oilsands refinery northeast of Edmonton says the cost of the project has risen to $8.5 billion.North West Redwater Partnership also said in a news release Wednesday that the startup date for its bitumen upgrader has been pushed back to September 2017 from mid-2016.When the project was approved in November 2012, the cost was estimated at $5.7 billion.The partnership, made up of North West Upgrading Inc. and Canadian Natural Upgrading Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canadian Natural Resources Limited (TSX:CNQ), said the higher cost is “due to a combination of cost inflation and the inability to fully capture certain cost savings initiatives.”It also says that it believes the merits of the project are still positive.The refinery is expected to process 50,000 barrels per day of raw bitumen supplied by Canadian Natural and the Alberta Petroleum and Marketing Commission.“The toll payers believe, that upon successful completion of the project, this refinery will strengthen their organizations through providing a competitive return on investment and by adding 50,000 barrels per day of bitumen conversion capacity in Alberta which will help improve pricing and reduce pricing volatility on all Western Canadian heavy crude oil that they produce or are entitled to market through royalties,” the press release said.“This project will provide a local market for Alberta oilsands production that is not reliant on export pipelines, and a low carbon solution that will ensure that the CO2 footprint of the products produced by the refinery will be among the lowest in the world.” Cost rises to $8.5B for North West refinery project northeast of Edmonton AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Dec 4, 2013 7:34 pm MDT
In a statement released earlier today, Mr. Eide reported that the Turkish Cypriot leader, Mustafa Akýncý, and the Greek Cypriot leader, Nicos Anastasiades, were now focused on “unresolved core issues” related to governance, property, and criteria on territory, as they both continued their pursuit of a comprehensive settlement for the political situation facing the Mediterranean island. “Mr. Akýncý and Mr. Anastasiades discussed those issues at length in a pragmatic and constructive manner, making further progress,” the UN official declared. “They provided new guidance to the negotiators who will meet three more times this week to carry forward their work on core issues.” On the topic of confidence building measures, the statement read, both leaders “took stock of the work done to implement already agreed confidence building measures” and also exchanged views on the economic prospects that would arise from a solution. “With substantive negotiations now at the centre of their work, Mr. Akýncý and Mr. Anastasiades reiterated their resolve to reach a comprehensive settlement as soon as possible,” Mr. Eide continued, highlighting the “positive climate” characterizing the negotiations. The next meeting between the Cypriot leaders is set for 10 July.
Around four in 10 men suffer male pattern baldness by the age of 45 and two thirds by the age of 60. At the moment only two drugs, minoxidil and finasteride, are available for the treatment of male pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia) – the classic type of receding hair loss in men. To find a new treatment, scientists at Manchester University first studied a cancer drug called… But both have side effects and often produce disappointing results. The only other option open to patients losing their hair is transplantation surgery. A cure for baldness could be on the horizon after British scientists discovered that an osteoporosis drug stimulates hair growth three times quicker than other drugs. 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.
COMMANDER CHRIS HADFIELD, the ISS astronaut who has given a fascinating look at life in space through his Twitter account, has spoken of his joy at being named the new commander of the International Space Station.Last night was his first in the new role, and Queen Elizabeth II was among those who congratulated him on the news: I am pleased to transmit my personal best wishes, and those of all Canadians, to Colonel Christopher Hadfield as he takes command of the International Space Station on Wednesday. Our thoughts and best wishes are with him and the entire crew, as are our prayers for an eventual safe return to family, friends and fellow Canadians. Hadfield has amassed a sizeable Twitter fanbase of more than half a million followers, and has proved himself to be quite the adept Tweeter. He regularly posts updates, but also keeps an eye out for requests for photos from followers – and has tweeted pictures of Ireland, for example.Naturally, he took to Twitter to express his gratitude for the messages of support he received after the news was announced:In a statement, Cmdr Hadfield said: “It is a tremendous honour to assume command of the ISS. I will do my best to acquit myself well, accomplish the utmost as a crew for all the International Partners, and fully live and share the experience on behalf of so many around our world.”He noted that 2013 is the 50th year of Canada in space since the launch of the country’s first satellite Alouette, so his commanding of the ISS is “a first for our country, but is really just the culmination of a lot of other firsts”.One of the many reasons Hadfield has such a following is his inspirational attitude, as summed up in this video he made on how to achieve your goals:(canadianspaceagency/YouTube)Read: ‘My daughter is in Ireland’: Astronaut Chris Hadfield says ‘ask me anything’>Read: Commander Hadfield loves Ireland and we’ve got the t-shirt to prove it>
Click on a year from the left-hand side of your Timeline.Locate your “Friends” box (pictured above). For me, it was located on the right-hand of the two columns. You basically have to scroll through the timeline until you see a box marked “Friends.”Here, you’ll see a link that says “Made x New Friends.” Click the link and scroll down.Under “Added Friends,” (pictured below) you’ll see all the people you made friends with that year. If you’re still friends on Facebook, you’ll see a little check next to the word “Friends.” If you’re not, you’ll see the “+1 Add Friend” button. If you don’t remember unfriending the person, it means that the person unfriended you. There was probably a time when the number of Facebook friends you had was reasonably small, like 40 or 50. Over the social networking site’s six-year-long life span most of us have added a great deal more friends and few people know their exact number of Facebookers we’ve connected with. In the days when we knew our friend number, it was not only easy to tell if someone unfriended us, but also who that person was.Nowadays you’ll most likely never realize if someone unfriends you; and if you do, it’s unlikely that you’ll figure out who it was. However the new Facebook Timeline, which is designed to act as a scrapbook of your life, is capable of unveiling the people who have unfriended you.As we mentioned earlier, the Timeline is only available for developers right now, but we did show you step-by-step how to set up a developers account and enable Timeline. For those of you who did that, you can follow the steps below to see who has unfriended you over the years. The best part about this is that you probably had no idea that you weren’t Facebook friends with the person you thought you’d been e-friends with since freshman year of college. Also, you can view other people’s Timelines and see how many of their friends unfriended them each year. This can be a major blow to your reputation, man.For those of you who enabled the developer’s version of Timeline, have you noticed any friends who you’re no longer friends with?via BuzzFeed
Cardinal George Pell arriving at court last month. Share230 Tweet Email DISGRACED AUSTRALIAN CARDINAL George Pell “may not live to be released from prison”, the judge warned a Melbourne court today as the sentencing of the 77-year-old for child sex crimes began.Pell, the most senior Catholic clergyman ever found guilty of child sex abuse, faced a maximum 50 years in prison for assaulting two choirboys in a Melbourne cathedral in 1996-97. Today, he was sentenced to six years in jail but will be eligible for parole after three. The Australian cleric has been in custody since late February ahead of the sentencing hearing. Sitting at the back of the court as Justice Kidd read out his remarks, Pell was impassive and did not wear his white clerical collar with his black shirt and light olive-coloured jacket.The cardinal is “entitled to the balanced and steady hand of justice”, Chief Judge Peter Kidd told the County Court of Victoria as he opened his sentencing remarks.He warned that the cleric was on trial and not the Catholic Church and lamented a “lynch mob mentality” among some of the public, adding: “You are not to be made a scapegoat.”“I am not sitting in judgment of the Catholic Church,” Justice Kidd added, vowing to deal with only the facts of the case.Going through the crimes in graphic detail, Justice Kidd said that Pell’s actions had a “profound impact” on the life of the boy who survived his abuse and likely had a similar impact on a boy who later died of a heroin overdose.Assaulting two choirboys in a Melbourne cathedral with both present likely caused additional “degradation and humiliation”,” he said.He accused Pell of “callous indifference” to the suffering of the boys, who have not been named.The jury was told that Pell abused the two boys after catching them swigging from a bottle of sacramental wine in the sacristy after Sunday mass. He exposed himself and forced one of them to perform oral sex on him, and fondled the boy’s genitals while masturbating.Justice Kidd said the offences in the sacristy “involved a brazen and forceful sexual attack on the two victims”.“The acts were sexually graphic. Both victims were visibly and audibly distressed during this offending,” he said.Acknowledging Pell’s age and his health issues including cardiac problems and hypertension, Justice Kidd said that his sentence “carries with it a… possibility that you may not live to be released from prison”.“Of some real importance in my sentencing exercise is the fact that each year you spend in custody will represent a substantial portion of your remaining life expectancy,” he added.Pell was found guilty by a jury in December, but a suppression order Justice Kidd prevented media from reporting the case until late February, when prosecutors withdrew plans to hold a second trial.Victim reactionOne of the victims, who remains anonymous but issued a statement through his lawyer, said it was difficult to allow himself to feel the “gravity of the moment”. “I appreciate that the court has acknowledged what was inflicted upon me as a child,” h said. “However, there is no rest for me. Everything is overshadowed by the forthcoming appeal.”The father of the other victim, who died of a drug overdose in 2014, said through his lawyer that Pell’s sentence was “disappointing”.“Our client is disappointed with the short sentencing and has expressed sadness over what he believes is inadequate for the crime,” Lisa Flynn of Shine Lawyers said in a statement.“I admire the courage of my client to keep fighting on behalf of his deceased son. To him, this battle is not over.”© AFP 2019 Cardinal Pell told he ‘may not live to be released’ as he’s sentenced to six years in jail Pell was found guilty of assaulting two choirboys in a Melbourne cathedral in 1996-97. Mar 13th 2019, 7:03 AM 40 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By AFP 14,325 Views https://jrnl.ie/4538556 Image: David Crosling/AAP/PA Images Wednesday 13 Mar 2019, 7:03 AM Short URL Cardinal George Pell arriving at court last month. Image: David Crosling/AAP/PA Images
When Bob Cromwell wanted to display a World War I-era tent at Pearson Air Museum, he wanted it to be as authentic as possible.Since WWI military surplus gear can be hard to come by, he called the company that made 800 tents for troops at Vancouver Barracks a century ago.Cromwell recalled that telephone conversation with Armbruster Manufacturing Co., which has been making tents since 1875.“We gave them the specification number” of the style of tent that housed spruce-mill soldiers at Vancouver Barracks, the museum manager said.The person on the other end of the phone told Cromwell: “We might have that.”There was a pause in the conversation, Cromwell said. He eventually heard the drawer of a file cabinet slam shut. Armbruster still had the original plans for that tent in its office. The company made a new 1916 eight-man pyramid tent for Pearson Air Museum.“We probably were the first group to assemble one in 80 years,” said Cromwell, chief of interpretation at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.The tent now is helping Pearson Air Museum reflect a Vancouver chapter in WWI history, the Spruce Production Division that turned Northwest timber into wood for Allied aircraft.The inquiry from Pearson Air Museum was not unique, said Hellar Armbruster.“We’ve done a lot of one-off historical tents for museums all over country. We will make them to the exact specifications,” Armbruster said, thanks to an old file cabinet in the company archives.