Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Pascal Siakam scores career-best 44 as Raptors beat Wizards ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Harris scored 25 points and Carroll had 18 as the Nets improved to 30-29 — above .500 at the All-Star break for the first time since 2012-13.The teams were playing their final game before the break, likely a good thing after going 63 minutes in a contest that saw 23 lead changes.Clarkson, playing a career-high 47 minutes, was 16 of 34 from the field and made 7 of 17 3-point attempts.“We tried to leave everything on the floor trying to get a win knowing we’ve got these days off,” he said. “We didn’t expect to go to three overtimes. But I’m in shape. I’ll go all day.”Collin Sexton had 24 points and Marquese Chriss added 23 for Cleveland.Russell made two free throws with 16 seconds remaining to break a 116-all tie in the first overtime, but Sexton drove the lane and scored to tie the game with 2.8 seconds left.Cavaliers forward Kevin Love sat out to get additional rest following foot surgery. Brooklyn dressed nine players because of several injuries.Chriss, Larry Nance Jr, David Nwaba and Ante Zizic fouled out for Cleveland, which played its first overtime game of the season.The Cavaliers (12-46) were trying to win consecutive games for the third time this season. Cleveland has the third-worst record in the league.TIP-INS MOST READ Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Nets: Host Portland on Thursday, Feb. 21.Cavaliers: Host Phoenix on Thursday, Feb. 21.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Russell’s big finish wouldn’t have been possible if Carroll hadn’t shocked everyone with his buzzer-beating shot.The fact the play wasn’t even designed for Carroll made the result even more improbable.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“It was for Joe (Harris) or Allen (Crabbe),” he said. “It was a broken play. I saw an opening and I took it.”Cleveland seemed to have sealed the win when Jordan Clarkson, who scored a career-high 42 points, made a go-ahead jumper in the final minute to put the Cavaliers ahead and added two free throws for a 128-125 lead. Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Brooklyn called timeout and Carroll was double-teamed in the corner after taking the inbounds pass. He took a couple of dribbles to his left and put up the shot. Carroll fell to the floor and was mobbed by his teammates, who stormed off the bench.Russell, who is headed to play in his first All-Star game, had two points in the first half and scored Brooklyn’s first 11 points in third overtime, including two 3-pointers.Russell’s teammates pulled him aside at halftime with a clear message.“They kept pushing me,” he said. “They weren’t letting me get down. I made sure I got the ball.”Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said: “He was really strong in the second half and all the overtimes, but that’s the sign of an All-Star.”ADVERTISEMENT Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Brooklyn Nets’ D’Angelo Russell (1) drives to the basket against Cleveland Cavaliers’ Jordan Clarkson (8) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — DeMarre Carroll saved the day for the Brooklyn Nets, and D’Angelo Russell took advantage of the extra opportunity.Russell scored 14 of his 36 points in the third overtime after Carroll’s desperation 3-pointer in the second OT tied the game, and the Nets outlasted the Cleveland Cavaliers 148-139 on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte 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 Nets: G Spencer Dinwiddle (torn ligaments in right thumb) F Treveon Graham (personal reasons), F Rodions Kurucs (sprained left elbow), F Jared Dudley (strained left hamstring) and G Dzanan Musa (G-League assignment) are out.Cavaliers: F Cedi Osman and C Ante Zizic returned to the starting lineup. Osman (sprained right ankle) missed four games and Zizic (sore lower back) didn’t play Monday. … F Tristan Thompson (sore left foot) is expected to return sometime after the break. He has missed the last 13 games.LOOKING AHEADLove plans to increase his playing time following the All-Star break. The Cavaliers resume play against Phoenix on Feb. 21.“I don’t know minutes-wise what it’s going to be like, but a good progression after that because I will be fully prepared to go,” Love said.“He’s in a really good place right now both physically and mentally,” Cavaliers coach Larry Drew said.STREAK SNAPPERThe Nets, who had lost two straight and five of six, are sixth in the Eastern Conference.“That was one of those weird games before the break,” Atkinson said. “It would have been tough with a loss, but this really keeps our morale up.”UP NEXT View comments
“Impatient de connaître mes nouveaux coéquipiers, d’apprendre auprès d’eux !”Inside avec @WillemGeubbels pour sa 1ère journée sous ses nouvelles couleurs ! #WelcomeToMonaco pic.twitter.com/D2rLtQwNIP— AS Monaco (@AS_Monaco) June 19, 2018Read Also:FIFA World Cup 2018: England Boss Gareth Southgate dislocates his shoulderFIFA World Cup 2018: Iran vs Spain Review Advertisement AdvertisementThe 16-year-old France U-17 International was signed for €20m (around $23m). He made two appearances for Lyon last season and became the youngest player to appear in a Europa League match and has also scored 12 goals in 21 games for France from the youth level to U-18. He is also the first player born in the 21st century to play in Ligue 1.Geubbels is a product of Lyon’s successful youth system.He added: “I am very happy to sign at AS Monaco. It is a historic club that plays in the Champions League and plays the leading roles every year in Ligue 1.”… pic.twitter.com/fsxlnzVBav— AS Monaco (@AS_Monaco) June 19, 2018“The arrival of Willem Geubbels is part of our ambition to develop the best European talent,” Monaco CEO Vadim Vasilyev said on their club website.“Willem has already demonstrated a lot of qualities and great potential. With patience and a lot of work, we are convinced that he will arrive at the top level.”🖋 L’AS Monaco est heureux d’annoncer la signature de @WillemGeubbels ! #WelcomeToMonaco pic.twitter.com/mOL1jIWooa— AS Monaco (@AS_Monaco) June 19, 2018
Mumbai, Mar 9 (PTI) Sony Pictures Networks (SPN) today said advertisement revenue will be impacted if Lodha panels recommendation on curtailing the number of commercial breaks during cricket matches is implemented.The company, which operates the sports channels Sony Six and Sony ESPN, would take into account such decrease in the valuation of these cricket properties before bidding for their telecast rights in future, it added.”There is a direct co-relation of a valuation of a property to the ad revenue that you can make on that property,” SPN Chief Executive Officer N P Singh told reporters here.”Dependence of all broadcasters on advertising in any property is very high. Therefore reduction in inventory in cricket or any other sport in India will lead to a proportionate reduction in the valuation and that will be considered when we next time bid for any sports property.”Any reduction in advertising inventory in cricket will have an adverse effect on the economics and the development of sport in India,” he added.According to the BCCIs balance sheet, a large chunk of its operative revenue of about Rs 2,000 crore comes from the broadcasting rights and advertisements.But if Justice Lodha panels recommendation to air advertisements only during lunch, tea or drinks break is implemented, the operative revenue is expected to come down to Rs 400 crore. PTI DS KRK ABM BAS
Moments after bagging India’s first ever table tennis medal at the Asian Games, star paddler G. Sathiyan rated the bronze winning performance as the country’s biggest achievement in the sport so far.The Indian men’s table tennis team lost 0-3 against South Korea in the men’s team semi-finals to settle for the bronze medal at the Asian Games 2018 on Tuesday. This is India’s first ever medal in table tennis in Asian Games history.The Indian team comprising of Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, Achanta Sharath Kamal and Amalraj Anthony Arputharaj lost their respective matches in the semi-finals which ended India’s campaign in the team events.Sathiyan, ranked 39, played the first singles match against Lee Sangsu. Sathiyan took the first game 11-9 but the 25-year-old lost the next three 9-11, 3-11, 3-11.Asian Games 2018 Day 10 Live UpdatesWorld No. 33 Sharath Kamal took the next match into five games but his Korean opponent, Jeoung Young Sik, eventually prevailed 11-9, 11-9, 6-11, 7-11, 11-8.In the deciding third game, Amalraj was beaten 5-11 7-11 11-4 7-11 by 22-year-old Woojin Jang as South Korea took an unassailable 3-0 lead in the 5-match event.”We lost 0-3 but we gave a good fight. Indian table tennis is definitely on the upward spiral and the results are now in front of all of you on a consistent basis,” Sathiyan added.Historic medal in #TableTennis!Congratulations to the team of @sathiyantt,@sharathkamal1,@HarmeetDesai(3 #TOPSAthlete), @manavthakkar16 & #AnthonyAmalraj for winning a bronze medal in Mens Team event.Its #Indias 1st ever #AsianGames medal in TT. #AsianGames2018 pic.twitter.com/HY0WE54V1RadvertisementSAIMedia (@Media_SAI) August 28, 2018South Korea will now face China in the men’s team final in a repeat of the 2014 edition. China beat Taiwan 3-1 in their semi-final encounter. Both Taiwan and India took home the bronze medals.Asian Games 2018: Maiden table tennis bronze for IndiaIndia had earlier defeated fancied Japan 3-1 in the quarterfinals to assure the country its first-ever Asian Games medal in table tennis.At the Commonwealth Games earlier this year, India put up a stellar show by winning three gold, two silver and three bronze medals.”I am really happy with the way things are shaping up. We are a much stronger force now and the way we played was inspiring,” he added.India did not have a single medal in the sport which was introduced in the Games program in 1958. The likes of China (61 gold), Japan (20) and South Korea (10) swept the medals for long time.The historic table tennis bronze was India’s 45th in the Games so far in this edition. India have 8 gold, 16 silver and 21 bronze medals so far.
New Delhi, Dec 21 (PTI) In yet another step towards improving ties, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi Friday held extensive talks under a newly established framework to enhance cultural and people-to-people exchanges between the two nations.The Chinese Foreign Minister arrived here early Friday on a four-day visit primarily to attend the first meeting of the new mechanism which was agreed to in the informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping in Wuhan in April.In his written message, Modi expressed happiness over talks between the two sides under the ‘High Level Mechanism on Cultural and People-to-People Exchanges, which was pushed by him during the Wuhan summit.He also hoped that the new mechanism will help in further deepening cultural exchanges and engagement between people of the two countries.”Age old links have been reinforced with increased contacts & exchanges between our peoples in contemporary times,” Modi said.External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said the new mechanism is aimed at building synergies in people-to-people ties.In a tweet, he said the two sides discussed ways to enhance cooperation in tourism, art, films, media, culture, yoga, sports, academic and youth exchanges.After the over two-month face-off between their militaries at the Doklam tri-junction last year, the two countries have been initiating series of measures to reset ties.Last month, Modi and Xi had met on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Argentina during which they concurred that there had been a “perceptible improvement” in bilateral ties after their Wuhan summit and both sides are optimistic that 2019 would be an even better year for India-China relations.advertisementThey also discussed joint efforts to further enhance mutual trust and friendship between the two neighbours.Earlier this month, Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale held talks here with Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou and reviewed the progress made in the bilateral ties since the Wuhan summit.In their informal summit in the Chinese city of Wuhan in April, Modi and Xi decided to issue “strategic guidance” to their militaries to strengthen communications so that they can build trust and understanding.The informal summit had taken place seven months after the Doklam standoff.Troops of India and China were locked in a 73-day face-off in Doklam from June 16 last year after the Indian side stopped the building of a road in the disputed area by the Chinese Army. The impasse ended on August 28. PTI MPB MPB TIRTIR
What is Toner, Why Should You Use it, and What are the Best Toners for Men? While basic has come to be a kind of epithet for a women clad in athleisure wear, wrist encircled with a chunky Michael Kors watch and feet cocooned in Uggs, the original meaning is something to be embraced. In a world struggling between conspicuous consumerism and Marie Kondo hell, basic is the happy medium that is Context Skincare. Founder David Arbuthnot wanted to strip down the oft-confusing routine to just the essential steps, put it in the cleanest of packaging, and market it to both sexes. Oh, and the formulas are a natural mix of botanicals, herbal extracts, and natural scents that work to fight aging and free radicals. Former fashion executive, now skincare expert Arbuthnot explains why less is more.What was your first experience with skincare or grooming? What was the first grooming product you owned?The first and my favorite cologne I used in high school was Eau Sauvage by Dior. Ironically, I later worked at Dior for six years and the scent was an inspiration for the natural tangerine oil scent we use in our Hydrating Toner and Intensive Daily Moisturizer.What did your previous career teach you about skincare? I learned people are very passionate and loyal to brands they love. Working in the luxury business teaches you the importance of quality in all aspects of your business, from the ingredients to the packaging to the marketing. The products and the brand message to the consumer need to be clear and always stay on track.How did your own routine influence the line?CONTEXT reflects my minimal lifestyle aesthetic. I don’t want hundreds of items in my medicine cabinet. I focus on a simple routine of cleansing, toning and moisturizing. Keeping my skin hydrated and protected is important to me. We plan to add more targeted targeted face and body treatments to our line but basic essential products are our core business.What steps do guys usually skip that are actually super important? I think most guys skip properly cleansing and exfoliating. Our Micro-Derm Regenerator is a two-in-one cleanser/exfoliator you can use in the shower. I use it everyday! Also, our Hydrating Toner is great to use as an after-shave product before you moisturize. It contains Witch Hazel, Green Tea and Algae Extracts, which will soothe, hydrate and refresh your skin after your shave.What mistakes do guy make in their skincare routine? Men should be regularly using products that contain antioxidants to protect their skin from free radical damage. Men might also skip using a moisturizer, which contains broad spectrum SPF. It’s important to avoid those dangerous and harmful UV rays. CONTEXT products provide powerful antioxidant benefits and SPF protection.As this is a unisex line, what skincare issues do men and women share? Men and Women both need to properly clean, hydrate, and protect their skin. We think the skin care business doesn’t need to be as segmented as it is today.If you had to pick a favorite product from the line, which one would it be? Well, thankfully I’m a big fan of all our products! But our Oil-Free Moisturizer with SPF 15 has been very popular especially with our male customers. I think both of our Cleansers are fantastic. They really allowed me to see the benefits of cleansing and exfoliating. Our Restorative Night Cream is a must-have luxury product. The Best Anti-Aging Creams and Skincare Products for Men West Skincare Is the Best New Grooming Product Line for Active Guys Get Acquainted With the Military-Approved Skincare Brand Bravo Sierra The Best New Men’s Grooming Brands You Need to Know About Editors’ Recommendations
My location zoom After an elaborate engineering and design process, the first EDDY TUG is due to be delivered in June 2014.The entire engineering process, which was done in-house by EDDY TUG, resulting in a very well thought-out design that will bring some very attractive features to the ship-assist and towage market.The EDDY TUG concept was established in 2008 by Baldo Dielen. Since then, the concept has undergone elaborate testing and fine-tuning. The result is a tug boat that is ready to face today’s challenges in the towage market.Issues such as efficiency, safety and economy have been effectively addressed by incorporating features such as: hybrid propulsion, all-round fendering, making several watertight compartments in the hull, a tumblehome of 35o and a Kraaijeveld Safewinch. PerformanceThe vessel, being truly double-ended, can be operated in any direction, without significant reductions in performance. A slender hull shape will lead to a reduction in drag, leads to fuel savings and higher transit speeds, up to 14 knots.Vessel handling is very intuitive, which promotes more safety in operations..With its unique propulsion arrangement, push and pull forces can be promptly provided in any direction. Also, when operating at speed, dynamic forces of twice the bollard pull can be generated. Therefore, an EDDY TUG is as effective as bow and stern tug. Propulsion systemAzimuthal Propulsion will be provided by two newly developed Schottel SRP 3000 thrusters making the EDDY TUG the first tugboat to incorporate these thrusters.The power suppliers will be two 1610 kW Mitsubishi S16R main engines and two generators with 568 kWe capacity. In free sailing condition, the tug can easily reach a transit speed of 9-10 knots purely on its generators, leading to significant fuel and maintenance savings. When maximum power is needed, the electromotors “boost” the two main engines, providing a bollard pull of 65 ton. AccommodationInside the deckhouse a spacious accommodation is provided for a complement of 7 persons in 5 cabins, all with en-suite sanitary facilities. Holland ShipyardsHolland Shipyards will be the shipyard to build the EDDY 30-65. Holland Shipyards is partner in EDDY TUG, thereby underlining its intentions to become an innovative player in the towage market. 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站？确定 Print Close Eddy Tug, November 6, 2013
Teekay Tankers, part of Teekay Group, operates a fleet of over 95 tankers, including aframax, long range (LR), medium range (MR), suezmax and very large crude carrier (VLCC) vessels.In this video, Chrisitian Waldegrave, Head of Research at Teekay, is offering insights into global tanker market for the month of May, 2015.
New Jersey-based carrier American Roll-on Roll-off Carrier (ARC) has added M/V Liberty, a 2006-built pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) to its fleet. A naming ceremony will be held in the port of Charleston, South Carolina, in June 2017, according to the company.Previously known as M/V Topeka, the 6,350 car equivalent units (CEU) ship was re-flagged to American registry on January 31, 2017. The re-flagging was conducted by the US Coast Guard (USCG) in the port of Bremenhaven, Germany, the firm said.VesselsValue’s data shows that M/V Liberty was owned by Norway-based RoRo shipping company Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA.Being the eight RoRo vessel in ARC’s fleet, the vessel has a length of 200 meters and a beam of 32.2 meters.M/V Liberty is able to carry tracked vehicles, helicopters, trucks and other military and high and heavy project cargoes and will be enrolled in the Maritime Security Program (MSP) and the Voluntary Intermodal Sealift Agreement (VISA), ARC said.Founded in 1990, ARC is owned 50/50 by Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA and Wallenius.
zoomImage Courtesy: Flickr/Janko Hoener / CC-BY-SA-4.0. President of the financially-troubled Croatian shipbuilder Uljanik, Gianni Rossanda, presented his resignation to the Supervisory Board of Uljanik d.d. on Tuesday, August 28.The resignations were offered by 14 management directors of the Uljanik Group as well.Rossanda said that his decision was triggered by the pressure from the media and the public as Uljanik’s workers were forced to seek their outstanding salaries on the streets of Pula.In his statement for the media, Rossanda indicated that he wanted to withdraw from the position once the new management was appointed, however, as the pressure mounted he decided to resign because he didn’t want to make any actions without the support of the group’s shareholders. He added that he remained at the workers’ disposal for all technical support related to the promised payment of workers’ salaries.On Tuesday morning, over 3,500 workers of the shipyard took to the streets voicing their dissatisfaction over the unpaid wages and the governemnt’s approach to the burning issues at the yard, Al Jazeera reported.The union representatives met with the government the day before and it was agreed that two salaries could be paid to the workers. Nevertheless, the workers insist the strike will be ended once they get their salaries for July.A general strike at Uljanik and 3. May facilities of the Uljanik Group was launched on August 22.The Croatian shipbuilder suffered a major blow from the downturn of the shipbuilding sector back in 2016. The salvation of the company is being sought in financial restructuring, which will include reduction of the company’s output and a switch of focus on the construction of highly-sophisticated vessels.Rossanda said earlier that over EUR 450 million (USD 551.5 million) is needed for the shipbuilder’s financial restructuring. Following a consultation process, Danko Koncar-led Kermas Energija was selected as Uljanik’s strategic partner for the restructuring process in May 2018.World Maritime News Staff; Image Courtesy: Janko Hoener / CC-BY-SA-4.0.
Looking for a great Father’s Day gift? CharityBuzz has some items sure to make Dad happy – or even famous – on his special day.Maybe he’d like dinner with A-Rod for 10 people, benefitting The Taylor Hooton Foundation.Or if he’s not into baseball, how about a Lifetime Membership to all current and future Trump National Golf Courses, donated by The Donald J. Trump Foundation, and benefitting Alonzo Mourning Charities?If Dad isn’t the sporting type, Joe Mantegna has donated a visit to the set of Criminal Minds, benefitting The Help Group.Blockbusting legal thriller writer John Grisham is offering the chance to have someone’s name written into his upcoming novel – all while helping Ubuntu Africa!If music is his thing, there is always the Aerosmith auction, donated by Aerosmith and Jack Douglas, and benefitting the Felix Organization.Or, experience a Day in the Life of President Bill Clinton, benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.There are plenty more auctions running, so be sure to check them out over at the CharityBuzz website.Copyright ©2012Look to the Stars
SAN FRANCISCO – Opposition to Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline has followed Justin Trudeau to sunny California, where protesters demonstrated Friday outside the hotel where the prime minister was holding meetings with top state officials.About a dozen protesters made up of local climate change activists held signs demanding Trudeau reverse his decision on the project, chanting anti-pipeline slogans from across the street.Three of the protesters briefly got inside the hotel and demonstrated with their backs up against the wall directly outside the room where Trudeau met with California Gov. Jerry Brown.Trudeau has given no indication he’s willing to back down from the project, pledging to get it built one way or another.One of the protesters, Vanessa Butterworth, said Trudeau must to back up his talk about protecting the environment and climate by rejecting the Kinder Morgan pipeline.“If you want to be a real climate leader, you’re going to have to live up to your Paris agreement and say no to Kinder Morgan or the communities are going to shut it down,” said Butterworth, who is from Toronto.The message was different than the one Trudeau received inside the stately hotel first from Brown, and then his deputy Gavin Newsom, who is a favourite to replace Brown at the end of the Democrat’s term.During staged photo-ops, Brown said his state and Canada had much to do while the White House was “temporarily missing in action in terms of climate action.” Newsom thanked Trudeau for his leadership “at a time when that’s not lost on many of us in the political sphere out here.”California and more than a dozen other states have moved ahead with carbon pricing schemes, including a cap-and-trade system with Ontario and Quebec. Brown said he wants to forge other agreements with various provinces, and push for growth in zero-emission vehicles.Tensions around the development of the controversial $7.4-billion pipeline project escalated last week when the B.C. government announced plans for more consultations on oil spill readiness and a limit on increased diluted bitumen shipments until it can be confident of response measures.Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer asked for an emergency debate on the pipeline impasse, but deputy Speaker Bruce Stanton told him the issue does not meet the criteria.“The House of Commons should discuss all options in order to put an end to this crisis,” Scheer said in French in the House of Commons.Earlier during question period, Kim Rudd, the parliamentary secretary for the minister of natural resources, said Canada won’t let B.C. kill off the pipeline.“Any decision by the B.C. government to limit the flow of bitumen through the pipeline would be outside the province’s jurisdiction,” Rudd said.Protester David Turnbull, with Oil Change International, said Americans are also worried about what could happen to the waters along their western coast if Kinder Morgan is built.“The Kinder Morgan pipeline, if it was built, would increase the tanker traffic along the west coast, including in the United States along Seattle’s bay as well,” Turnbull said.“We’re concerned that the Kinder Morgan would both imperil our climate and also imperil our coast lines as well.”
WASHINGTON – New orders for long-lasting manufactured goods fell 3.7 per cent in January, the biggest decline since July 2017, following two months of increases that reflected strength in the country’s industry.The Commerce Department said Tuesday that orders were depressed by a 10 per cent drop in demand for transportation equipment, a category that can bounce around from month to month. Excluding transportation, durable goods orders slipped only 0.3 per cent. Orders for defence capital goods plunged 26.3 per cent. Excluding defence, new durable goods orders fell 2.7 per cent.Overall orders in January for durable goods, which are meant to last at least three years, decreased 3.7 per cent to $239.7 billion. Orders were up 5.8 per cent for the full year 2017, the best showing in six years.American manufacturers have benefited from a pickup in global economic growth and a weaker dollar, which makes U.S. goods less expensive in foreign markets.Details:—The Commerce Department downgraded the December increase in durable goods orders to 2.6 per cent from the 2.9 per cent gain it originally reported.—January orders for computers increased 6.4 per cent after falling 4.9 per cent in December.—Machinery orders fell 0.4 per cent after gaining 0.5 per cent the previous month.
Rabat – Injured in the first minutes of the Atlas Lions’ impressive 3-1 win over Guinea last Wednesday, playmaker Abdelilah Hafidi has been declared unfit for 10 days of play by the local team’s medical staff.This injury marks a serious blow to the tactical game and morale of the Atlas Lions, especially considering that Achraf Bencharki, another vital playmaker, may not continue with the team given his imminent move to the Saudi El Halil squad following the tournamentHafidi suffered a muscular strain in his groin 17 minutes into the Guinea game last Wednesday., at which time he was replaced by Walid El Karti of Wydad Casablanca. Said Zkini, the leading medic with the local Lions said that Hafidi would not be able to play for at least ten consecutive days. As a result, the local playmaker won’t feature in the upcoming game against Sudan this on Sunday, which will determine the tournament leaders. Hafidi will also be quarter-final play. Should Morocco reach the semifinals, Hafidi could return for the local Lions’ prospective final triumph.Despite this setback, coach Jamal Sellami, sees no reason to panic, as he believes that every single player must feel integral to the success of the team if the squad is to go far in the tournament.“Everyone is important, but no one is indispensable”, Sellami concluded.
More than two years after the death of a three-year-old Six Nations boy, his mother and her partner have been committed for trial on manslaughter charges.Madeline Lee Froman, 26, and John Paul Smoke, Jr., 28, both of Six Nations, were committed to stand trial in the death of Torrence VanEvery following a preliminary hearing that went on for 13 days in March and April.Six Nations police and the OPP began investigating the child’s death after being called to a medical complaint at a home at 792 Mohawk Rd. at about 7:20 p.m. on March 6, 2017.Police said the boy was unresponsive and had no vital signs. He was taken to Brantford General Hospital and pronounced dead at 8:16 p.m.An OPP spokesperson said it took until August 2017 for the OPP to lay the charges against Froman and Smoke because of the wait to obtain autopsy results. At the time, Six Nations Police Chief Glenn Lickers said the incident was “very traumatic” for all those involved in the investigation.“It is my hope that we can heal and come closer together as a community to help protect all of our children,” Lickers said in a news release.Just two days before the police charged Froman and Smoke, the house at 792 Mohawk Rd. was partially destroyed by what Six Nations police called a “suspicious fire” that was then investigated by the Ontario Fire Marshal’s office.Six Nations Fire Chief Matthew Miller said the investigation ended with an “undetermined” classification.“We don’t know if it was arson or accidental due to the extent of the damage,” said Miller, noting that the kitchen area was destroyed in the fire.Froman and Smoke will appear in court later to determine a date for their trial.Torrence is survived by his father, lacrosse player Torrey VanEvery, who made his National Lacrosse League debut a month after his son’s death, sister Sophiah, and an extensive extended family.SGamble@postmedia.com @EXPSGamble
Sophomore forward Shayla Cooper (32) attempts a shot during a game against Iowa on Feb. 21 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 100-82.Credit: Ryan Cooper / Lantern photographerDecember brought a joyful celebration season for the Ohio State women’s basketball team, even before Christmas rolled around.Dec. 22 marked the first time 6-foot-2 sophomore transfer Shayla Cooper took the court dressed in the scarlet and gray.The 96-54 drubbing of West Virginia was a turning point in the season for OSU as Cooper became the root of much improvement to follow.“We have gotten more tough rebounds and our post defense has been better since her addition,” coach Kevin McGuff said of Cooper. “She is a good player and has really helped us, that’s for sure.”Cooper, who transferred from Georgetown, joined the Buckeyes last spring. NCAA regulations forced her to sit out the first 11 games this season before joining her new team on the court.“When the season started this year, I was just more anxious to play,” Cooper said. “We had a countdown, every game, it was one less until I could play.”Coming from a private Catholic school like Georgetown to a large public school like OSU has been a surprisingly easy transition for Cooper, she said, in large part because of her teammates, coaches and the great people she has met in Columbus.“It’s more about the people,” Cooper said. “The people here are way nicer than back in D.C. and the environment is just different.”Cooper attributed much of her success in making the transition to junior guard Ameryst Alston and the overall closeness of the Buckeye team.“Ameryst and I have gotten really close,” Cooper said. “She was one of my hosts when I came to visit and I could tell from just interacting with her those first couple days that she would be someone I would get close to.“We tend to laugh around all the time,” Cooper said of the team. “We get on each other and joke around a lot, but that is what makes it fun. It’s a fun, happy environment to be around.”The transition on the court has been just as easy for Cooper as it has off the court. It has been her intimidation factor and aggressive play that has lifted the Buckeye defense since she became eligible, freshman guard Kelsey Mitchell said.“When she is aggressive, it makes it easier for everybody else,” Mitchell said. “She is a dirty type of player, a trash talker. You are never going to find a person like that, let alone a player like that. I’m grateful and I’m glad to have her on the team.”McGuff said it is Cooper’s aggressive nature that has allowed the team to get better defensively because she can match up with the bigger players OSU has faced.“She gives us different options on how we want to play defensively,” McGuff said. “We put her on the bigger player because she is a little bigger and stronger and does a good job pushing opponents out of the paint.”Although she’s not the biggest at her position, Alston said she believes it’s the intimidation factor that allows Cooper to have so much success down low.“She is really strong, I think she intimidates a lot of players,” Alston said. “She is definitely someone we need.”Cooper has solidified her spot as the sixth man for the Buckeyes and unlike most players who would rather be in the starting lineup, she said she has relished the opportunity.“It’s fun,” Cooper said of her position in the OSU lineup. “My sophomore year of high school, I came off the bench, and then the next year I started. I am fine coming in as a sixth man and cleaning up everything and always knowing what I need to do.”Since her addition, OSU has gone 14-5 and secured the third seed in the upcoming Big Ten Tournament.Cooper said she believes she made the best choice of her career in coming to OSU and thinks this is just the beginning of her efforts to change the Buckeye program around.“I thought this could be my second chance in having the opportunity to change a program around,” she said. “So far, so good. I am loving every minute of it.”
Wide receiver K.J. Hill (14) and coach Urban Meyer sing Carmen in front of the student section following their 31-16 loss to Oklahoma. Credit Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorFollowing Ohio State’s 31-16 loss to Oklahoma at home Saturday, the Buckeyes have dropped six spots from No. 2 to No. 8 in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll. The victor in that game replaced Ohio State as the No. 2 team.The top five consists of No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Oklahoma, No. 3 Clemson, No. 4 USC and No. 5 Penn State. Michigan is the only other Big Ten team besides Penn State to be ranked ahead of Ohio State at No. 7.In total, the Big Ten has four teams in the top 25. After Penn State, Michigan and Ohio State, Wisconsin placed at No. 10, moving down one spot from last week. Three teams in the conference received votes as Maryland received 42, Iowa had two and Michigan State had one.Ohio State will look to rebound next Saturday when it hosts Army at 4:30 p.m.AP Poll Alabama (58)Oklahoma (2)Clemson (1)USCPenn StateWashingtonMichiganOhio StateOklahoma StateWisconsinFlorida StateLSUGeorgiaLouisvilleAuburnVirginia TechMiami (FL)Kansas StateStanfordTCUWashington StateSouth FloridaTennesseeFloridaUCLA
Specialist underground mining contractor PYBAR Mining Services has been awarded a two year contract at the Glencore-owned Mount Isa Mines’ Black Rock Cave underground copper project in Queensland.PYBAR will complete underground decline and level development including primary development, drive stripping and shotcreting for the Black Rock Cave project.The company will employ 43 personnel on site at peak production. Personnel and fleet will be mobilised to site by mid-May.PYBAR CEO Brendan Rouse said: “We have a long history at Mount Isa Mines. The award of Black Rock will expand our existing presence and enhance our ongoing partnership with Glencore and the local community.”
If Crokes go all the away to St Patrick’s Day in Headquarters and this current golden generation win the club title that has eluded them so far, it could be early April before their players return to the Kerry panel.It’s no surprise then, Flanagan says, that the fitness work done at club and county level mirror each other.Especially in an amateur sport, time constraints demand it.And to those who fear that the traditional art is being sacrificed at the altar of power and physique, he has a reassuring message.I’d say there’s more ball work being done now than before, definitely in the last five years.“In the late 90s and early 00s, the idea was to get all of your strength and conditioning work done, get all those units done and then do football and get them coached.“Now the sessions are much more united – you’re doing strength work and endurance work while you’re doing skill work.“You’re using skills and the ball work to improve conditioning a lot more. There’s a big focus on that now.”Tomorrow: Dublin performance analyst Ray Boyne on the numbers game PAT FLANAGAN TELLS a story from his early days as a strength and conditioning coach with Kerry.After one game in 2004, he gathered the squad out on the pitch for a warm-down session.Later that night, Weeshie Fogarty’s radio show was inundated with calls. Why were the Kerry lads training after a match?“It was very unusual then,” Flanagan admits with a chuckle.He might well laugh. Kerry went on to win the All-Ireland under Jack O’Connor and before long, his work in the Kingdom had become a talking point.They weren’t the first county to put an increased emphasis on training smart, rather than training hard. When Flanagan arrived, the Ulster sides — Armagh and Tyrone — had already got the jump on the rest and strong-armed an advantage for themselves.But “Kerry had the footballers,” Flanagan says, “and once they caught up in terms of strength and conditioning, they were always going to be a force.”Long before that, the great IT Tralee side of the late 90s were his first great success story. Working there as a physiology lecturer, he teamed up with Val Andrews behind a team that won three straight Sigerson Cups.“In 1995, doing things like warm-ups and warm-downs was rocket science,” Flanagan remembers.“There were some very stubborn people who would not change, who thought this was all craziness and that it would all go away.“I worked in a club in Kerry and when I when I asked them to warm up, half the players refused. This was in the mid-to-late 90s.“I’d even get coaches from some of the counties ringing up because I was doing weights with the Sigerson team saying it was all bad for them, that they’d get muscle-bound. They were running around hills and up sand dunes instead. There would have been a good bit of resistance to it but over time, I suppose the success of teams with that type of training — Kerry in 2004, 05, 06 — there was more notice taken of it then.Now strength and conditioning work is a given. A modern footballer will cover upwards of seven or eight kilometres during a match, much of that in high-intensity sprints and bursts.Hectic fixture schedules and competition cross-over, particularly for top younger players, mean conditioning can be the difference between staying fit for the season and struggling with otherwise avoidable injury.It’s not an unusual to have two or three coaches working with the top county sides. The same goes for the best senior clubs and, since the introduction of the AIB All-Ireland series, some of the more ambitious intermediate and junior clubs too.This season Flanagan is working with the Laois hurlers as well as with Dr Crokes who are preparing for an All-Ireland semi final against Connacht champions Castlebar Mitchels in February.
The Vancouver Farmers Market is celebrating its 30th anniversary in an unexpected way — with a move.But as the market’s Executive Director Jordan Boldt describes it, it’s more of a pivot than a move.The market will keep its spot on Esther Street abutting Esther Short Park, but will relocate from West Sixth Street to West Eighth Street.Boldt said the city initially approached the market in September, following the opening of the Vancouver Waterfront Park with concerns the market would block access during the summer.With looming summer construction complicating the situation, it was decided it would be better for everyone involved if the market relocated.“The market’s perspective is obviously it’s never an easy thing to undertake, but we’re pretty optimistic,” Boldt said. “We think the new space is going to actually be better for the market.”Eighth Street does have a drawback, however. The street isn’t as wide as Sixth Street, meaning the market can’t set up three rows of vendors. Eighth Street is only wide enough for two rows.“We had to elongate the market a little bit to make up for the extra space,” he said. The market will form a “T” and move up and down Eighth Street.