‘It’s so fake’: Track legend Lydia de Vega dispels death hoax

first_imgRobredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo De Vega is now based in Singapore as an athletics coach for students.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I don’t even know why someone would write such thing,” said De Vega in Filipino. “This kind of joke is not funny. I hope this serves as a lesson that he won’t do this kind of thing again.”A fake news website under the URL houstonchronicle-tv.com broke the so-called story about De Vega’s death, saying that the former Asian sprint queen supposedly succumbed to illness.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe two-time Asian Games gold medalist scoffed at the hoax, which she found out when her children called her Wednesday morning to check up on her.“I read the article, and it’s so fake because it said that I was rushed to V Luna (the avenue where the AFP Medical Center is located), but I’m not even in the Philippines,” said De Vega. MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View comments NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Lydia De Vega, once dubbed as the fastest woman in Asia, dispelled rumors circulating on social media that she has passed away.In a conversation with INQUIRER.net Wednesday night, De Vega said she was surprised about her fictional death and that she actually felt sorry for whoever wrote the malicious article.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Visits from legends Ray Allen, Robert Jaworksi ‘uplifting’ for Lyceum Pirates LATEST STORIES Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claimlast_img read more

Asia Cup 2018: Pakistan don’t have it in them to compete with India, says Harbhajan

first_imgIndia off-spinner Harbhajan Singh said India remain the top contenders to win the Asia Cup 2018 in the United Arab Emirates.India trampled Pakistan by 9 wickets to move a step closer to the final of the tournament. This was India’s second victory over Pakistan in 5 days in the tournament. India had earlier this week defeated Pakistan by 8 wickets.On Sunday, skipper Rohit Sharma and his opening partner Shikhar Dhawan smashed stylish hundreds to complete a comprehensive victory at the Dubai International Stadium. This was India’s biggest win against Pakistan in terms of number of wickets lost.Ind vs Ban Live Cricket ScoreChasing a target of 238, Rohit (111 not out off 119 balls) and Dhawan (114 off 100 balls) flayed the Pakistan attack adding 210 runs for the opening stand to seal their second lopsided victory in the tournament in only 39.3 overs.It was Rohit’s third successive fifty 50 plus score in the tournament with sequence being 52, 83 no and 111 no.Sarfraz Ahmed rues dropped catches after Pakistan go down to India againDhawan’s is even more impressive with 127, 46, 40 and 114.One of the most fearsome opening pairs in ODI format, Rohit-Dhawan combination were helped by some ordinary bowling from Pakistan with equally sloppy fielding compounding their woes.Shikhar Dhawan sends Pakistan on a leather hunt to slam 15th ODI hundred”There’s a big difference between these two teams. This Pakistani team doesn’t have it in them to compete with the Indian team. They were only playing the game but not to win. India are the No.1 contender to win the Asia Cup. India remain the favourite.advertisement”Rohit is a class apart. Shikhar is a very talented batsman. The kind of bowling attack we have it’s tough to compete against us. India have the experience…MS Dhoni, Rohit, Dhawan, Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar and even Ambati Rayudu. In Pakistan, barring Shoaib Malik there’s no other player who has this kind of exposure. That is the difference between the two teams,” Harbhajan Singh told India Today in an exclusive chat.Harbhajan was also all praise for Rohit’s captaincy in the tournament.”Rohit has been scoring runs and leading the team from the front. He is showing the way. He has done a great job. We can say apart from Virat Kohli, Rohit is also a top contender to lead the team,” Harbhajan said.India next play Afghanistan on Tuesday at the Dubai International Stadium.last_img read more

Under-fire Montella willing to accept critics

first_imgMilan Under-fire Montella willing to accept ‘exaggerated’ Milan criticism Iain Strachan Last updated 2 years ago 22:11 10/18/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(5) Vincenzo Montella - cropped Getty Images Milan Milan v AEK Athens AEK Athens UEFA Europa League Serie A Intense scrutiny should be expected by those who accept the challenge of coaching the Rossoneri, their manager has admitted AC Milan coach Vincenzo Montella knows criticism of the club is inevitable after defeat in the derby to fierce rivals Inter.Milan spent big to make sweeping changes to the squad in the off-season, but have lost the last three Serie A matches to sit 10th in the table.Milan 11/2 to beat AEK 2-0 Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. With the recent string of poor results, Montella finds himself under mounting pressure, though he did receive the backing on Milan’s CEO after the derby defeat. But, addressing a news conference ahead of the Europa League match at home to AEK Athens, the former Fiorentina boss insisted there is no cause for alarm behind the scenes at the Rossoneri. “When things go wrong it’s everyone’s fault, we have to accept the criticism, even when it’s exaggerated,” he said.”The club made choices for the here and now, but above all for the future.”Everything is going to plan aside from a few defeats, which I take responsibility for, but if they hadn’t happened we’d be talking about a balanced situation.Coach Montella alongside Patrick #Cutrone addressed the media on the eve of #ACMAEK. Read the article in full: https://t.co/tyEjxzSqX2 pic.twitter.com/81IY0Yrlfm— AC Milan (@acmilan) October 18, 2017″I see a higher quality of play all the time, it takes time to do these things and that’s proving to be the case.”We have players who can and must grow, it’s a good base to build from.”After the Europa League game, Milan return to Serie A action at home to Genoa, followed by games against Chievo and champions Juventus.last_img read more

Australia women retain Ashes after drawn Test vs England

first_imgAustralia women retain Ashes after drawn Test vs EnglandAshes Test: Australia retained the Ashes after securing a draw in the only Test against England in Taunton on Sunday. Meg Lanning’s women had dominated the ODI series, winning it 3-0.advertisement India Today Web Desk TauntonJuly 21, 2019UPDATED: July 21, 2019 22:48 IST Australia women retained the Ashes after a dominant performance in the only Test. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAustralia retained the Ashes after a dominant performance in the only TestAustralia had won Ashes ODIs 3-0 against EnglandEllyse Perry and debutant Sophie Molineux shone for the visitorsAustralia women retained the Ashes even before the T20 leg of the 3-part series began by securing a draw in the only Test at the County Ground in Taunton on Sunday.Women’s Ashes is a point-based series and the team that earns the most points at the end of the series will clinch the trophy. A team will be entitled to earn two points on winning an ODI or T20I. If the match is tied or abandoned, both teams will receive a point each. The only Test had 4 points up for grabs and England needed nothing less than a win to keep their hopes alive.Australia dominated the ODI series against England winning it 3-0 and the drawn Test has helped them retain the Ashes. England and Australia will play three T20Is, starting July 26.Australia were holders of the Ashes as they won it in the backyard of England in 2015 and then retained the trophy in Australia in 2017.Led by Ellyse Perry’s hundred, Australia posted 420/8 declared in their first innings that extended to 3 days after a rain interruption on Day 2. Australia were 230/7 in the second innings on Day 4 before players shook hands, signalling the end of a drawn Test.Ellyse Perry remained unbeaten on 76 as the senior Australia batter dominated the English bowling attack in the only Ashes Test. Ellyse Perry scored her 2nd successive hundred-plus score in an Ashes Test as her 116 in the 1st innings gave Australia the early control.Notably, Ellyse Perry was dismissed after 329 runs, 655 balls, 3 years, 11 months and 6 days in Test cricket as the Australia star fell after making a hundred on Day 2.advertisementAll-rounder Sophie Molineux scored a quickfire 41 to cap off a memorable Ashes debut. The 21-year-old will be the one to watch out for in future as she demolished the England batting unit, finishing with figures of 4 for 95 in 37 overs.Molineux got the big wickets of Heather Knight, Amy Jones and Sarah Taylor on Day 3 to dent the England reply.Natalie Sciver put up a valiant fight for England as she hit 88 to make sure England’s middle-order didn’t collapse. Amy Jones’ 64 set a good platform for the hosts but they failed to build on it.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Ashes 2019Follow Australia womenFollow England Womenlast_img read more

MAIB Cargo Ship Grounded after Bridge Left Unattended

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pexels under CC0 Creative Commons license The general cargo ship Ruyter ran aground on the north shore of Rathlin Island on October 10, 2017 after its master left the bridge unattended, a report from UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) showed.The master of the Netherlands-registered ship had been consuming alcohol before taking over the watch, contrary to the company’s policy. The chief officer had previously been concerned over the master’s regular excessive consumption of alcohol, but at the watch handover had been satisfied that the master was fit to take the watch.After taking over the watch, the master adjusted the autopilot to steer 185° to avoid the north-west bound ship Shannon Fisher. Soon after, he again adjusted the autopilot to steer a south-easterly course.At 2105, Ruyter’s master set the autopilot to steer 145°. The ship then maintained this heading until about 2311, when it ran aground on the north shore of Rathlin Island.The chief officer, who had been woken up by the noise and vibration of the vessel grounding, was on his way to the bridge when he met the second officer, who had also been woken. They reached the bridge together to find it deserted. There were numerous alarms sounding, including the bilge alarm for the bow thruster space.MAIB’s investigation found that Ruyter grounded because no action had been taken to correct a deviation from the ship’s planned track. The master, who was the sole watchkeeper, had left the bridge, and the bridge navigational watch alarm system, which could have alerted the chief officer to the fact that the bridge was unmanned, had been switched off.Ruyter’s bow shell plating and frames were damaged by the grounding, which resulted in flooding of the bow thruster space and forward voids. Only hours after the incident, the vessel was refloated without assistance and, after inspection at Carlingford Lough, proceeded to Belfast for temporary repairs.The ship’s manager, VD Innovation BV, has since taken action, including the introduction of random alcohol testing and the empowerment of its crews to alert any concerns they may have to the company.Ruyter was on passage from Skagen, Denmark, to Warrenpoint, UK with a cargo of sawn timber.last_img read more

Port of Long Beach Keeps Reducing Air Pollution

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Port of Long Beach The Port of Long Beach’s clean-air efforts have continued dramatic reductions in air pollution, including an 87% cut in diesel emissions, according to the latest comprehensive study.In addition to diesel particulates, the study found the port’s aggressive actions to curtail pollution have decreased smog-forming nitrogen oxides by 56% since 2005. Sulfur oxides were down 97% and greenhouse gases were 16% lower.“We’re seeing the results of the hard work by the port and the goods movement industry, and we’re showing the world that sustainable cargo movement is possible,” said Long Beach Harbor Commission President Bonnie Lowenthal.“There’s work to be done to get to our ultimate goal of zero-emissions operations, but I’m confident we will get there together.”While emissions remain dramatically lower than they were in 2005, the port-funded study for 2018 found a small increase in diesel particulates and greenhouse gas emissions from the previous year’s inventory. The 2017 inventory measured an 88% decrease in diesel particulates and an 18% reduction in greenhouse gases compared to the 2005 baseline year. Port officials attributed the change to record throughput of 8.1 million twenty-foot equivalent units in 2018.“We’ve accomplished these reductions even while container traffic has risen 21% since 2005,” said Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero.“The port is managing USD 150 million in projects all across our port, all in the name of cleaner air. This includes USD 80 million in grant funding to demonstrate zero emissions equipment and advanced energy systems in port operations.”last_img read more

Jurors in Laura Babcocks trial never heard of Tim Bosmas murder

first_imgTORONTO – Jurors deciding the fate of two men accused of murdering Laura Babcock and burning her body were never told that human remains were found in an animal incinerator belonging to one of the accused months after the Toronto woman vanished.Those remains belonged to a 32-year-old man killed in May 2013 while trying to sell his pickup truck. The incinerator — called the Eliminator — was found on Dellen Millard’s farm near Waterloo, Ont.The Crown alleges that about 10 months before Millard and his friend Mark Smich incinerated Tim Bosma’s body, they killed 23-year-old Babcock, who had become the odd woman out in a love triangle with Millard and his girlfriend, and burned her remains in the Eliminator.Jurors in the Babcock murder trial, however, never heard about Bosma, or that Millard and Smich were convicted of first-degree murder in the death of the Ancaster, Ont., man.Millard, 32, of Toronto, and Mark Smich, 30, of Oakville, Ont., have pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the presumed death of Babcock, whose body has not been found.The two cases were vastly different, Justice Michael Code ruled before the Babcock trial got underway, and including Bosma’s murder in the Babcock trial would be too prejudicial to the accused.“It will be very difficult for the jury to objectively and dispassionately weigh the evidence relating to the Babcock case in these circumstances,” Code wrote in his ruling.Crown attorney Jill Cameron argued in court when the jury wasn’t present that the Bosma murder was relevant to the Babcock case. She said evidence from that trial would prove that Babcock was in fact murdered and to rebut Millard’s claim that she had innocently disappeared. Court heard that Babcock suffered from mental health issues, but was actively seeking treatment, sometimes spoke of suicide and was living a transient lifestyle, bouncing from homes and working as an escort.Bosma’s death, the Crown argued, would also help prove planning and deliberation, as well as refute any possible defence about innocent uses of the incinerator to dispose of animal carcasses or to burn metal and garbage.The judge said he was partially swayed by the Crown’s argument.“The fact that the two accused used the very same incinerator some ten months later to dispose of Tim Bosma’s remains, after he had been murdered, is a distinctive and unusual use of the incinerator, he wrote. “It legitimately helps to infer that Ms. Babcock is likely deceased and that her remains were likely disposed of in the same manner.”However, the judge said the Crown already had significant evidence that Babcock was dead and her remains burned in the incinerator.Cameron, however, didn’t give up.On the last day of the prosecution’s case — and in the absence of the jury — she delivered an impassioned argument in a last-ditch effort to convince the judge to allow her to present the facts of Bosma’s murder to the jury.She outlined a few facts for Code: On July 5, 2012, The Eliminator arrived at Millard’s aircraft hangar in Waterloo, Ont. His mechanic sent him a photo of the massive machine, which Millard dubbed “the BBQ.”Shortly thereafter, Millard texted Smich: “‘The BBQ is the last piece of the 3500 puzzle,’ referring to the Dodge truck Millard wanted,” Cameron said to the judge.“What does the incinerator have to do with a theft of a truck if not to burn its owner?” Cameron told the judge.“These two also burned another human being in that incinerator. That is a fact. And that makes it more likely that they burned Laura Babcock in that incinerator. Not a deer, not a pet, not a farm animal, not garbage — Miss Babcock’s body.”At this point, Babcock’s mother, Linda, broke down and cried softly. Court staff rushed to get her tissues. Babcock’s father, Clayton, put his arm around his wife.Cameron argued that Millard was using the judge’s pretrial ruling on the Bosma evidence as a shield. She wanted to rebut Millard’s evidence that the incinerator was only used for innocuous purposes.“Innocent use is a joke, it’s a lie,” Cameron said.“It’s a difficult thing to conceive for 12 ordinary people that somebody could be so depraved to burn a human being in an incinerator. It’s such a leap without the DNA, without the bones, just a poor resolution photo. That’s my concern. It’s a huge decision to get 12 people to believe that happened.”“I agree, it’s quite an extraordinary set of facts,” Code replied, but still ruled all the Bosma evidence out.Earlier in the trial while waiting for the jury to return, the judge brought Bosma’s name up unprompted.“You should tell the Bosmas that the Babcocks will need their support when the jury goes out,” Code said to the Crown. “That’s important.”Babcock’s parents sat in the first row and smiled.last_img read more

Pharrell Williams Hat Goes Under The Hammer For Charity

first_imgPharrell Williams caused quite a stir with the Vivienne Westwood hat he wore to this year’s Grammy Awards, and now the star has put his unique headwear up for auction to benefit charity.Pharrell Williams and his Vivienne Westwood hatAll proceeds benefit From One Hand to Another whose mission is to help change the world one kid at a time by giving them the tools and resources to meet their unique potential and empower them to nurture curiosity by learning through new technologies, arts, media and motivation! Find out more here.Be quick – this auction ends on March 2. You can access the auction via eBay.last_img read more

More Than 111 Million Pledged Following Stand Up To Cancer Telecast

first_imgStand Up To Cancer (SU2C) has announced more than $111 million has been pledged collectively so far in connection with the star-studded Sept. 9 “roadblock” fundraising telecast in the United States and Canada.The funds pledged toward the SU2C scientific model will be directed to collaborative research utilizing SU2C’s scientific oversight in both the United States and Canada.“Having more than 60 broadcast and cable networks and streaming platforms donate the time to air the show was record-breaking for SU2C,” said Lisa Paulsen, chief executive officer of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) and a member of the SU2C Council of Founders and Advisors. Stand Up To Cancer is a division of EIF, a 501c3 non-profit organization. “That support enables us to make the public aware that lives are being saved by Stand Up To Cancer research, and we are profoundly grateful for it.”The live telecast from The Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles, aired simultaneously over more than 60 broadcast and cable networks and streaming services across the United States and Canada. The show featured a stellar cast of celebrated figures from the worlds of entertainment, music, sports, and science, as well several cancer survivors who have benefited from SU2C-supported research.In the U.S., SU2C is still gratefully accepting donations at www.su2c.org and at 1-888-90-STAND (78263). The telecast is available at www.su2cshow.org.The broadcast was executive-produced by Bradley Cooper, Academy Award-nominated actor and founder of the Bradley Charles Cooper Foundation, along with the award-winning event producers Done + Dusted in collaboration with SU2C’s production team.“Stand Up To Cancer’s mission to accelerate cancer research may one day mean that virtually all cancer patients can become cancer survivors,” said Executive Producer Bradley Cooper, who lost his father, Charles Cooper, to lung cancer in 2011. “SU2C’s dedication to supporting patients and families through science and innovation is close to my heart. I am proud to join forces with Stand Up To Cancer to help achieve this vision and to be part of a movement dedicated to bringing lifesaving treatments to patients around the world.”ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC, along with American Forces Network, ASPiRE, AUDIENCE Network, Bloomberg TV, Bravo, Comedy Central, Discovery Life, E! Entertainment, EPIX, ESPNEWS, FM, FS2, Fusion, FXM, Great American Country, HBO, HLN, ION Television, LMN, Logo, MLB Network, National Geographic, Pivot, RLTV, SHOWTIME, Smithsonian Channel, STARZ, STARZ ENCORE, TBS, Tr3s, VH1, and WGN America, all donated one hour of simultaneous commercial-free primetime for the telecast. For the first time, a Spanish-language version of the Stand Up To Cancer telecast aired nationally on Galavision, HBO Latino, STARZ ENCORE ESPAÑOL and Univision Deportes, and locally on Univision Puerto Rico. In addition, the show was streamed live on SU2C’s Facebook page, Yahoo, SU2C’s YouTube channel, MLB.com, and in Spanish on Univision.com. The entire telecast is now available to stream on Hulu.The 2016 telecast also aired on all four major English-language Canadian broadcasters: CBC, City, CTV, and Global. Additionally, Canadian services AMI, Bloomberg TV Canada, Blue Ant Media, CHCH, CHEK, Fight Network, Hollywood Suite, Joytv, NTV, and TLN Television also aired the telecast, and it is available on-demand on shomi and TELUS Optik TV in Canada.In addition to Cooper, other celebrities who appeared on the telecast include SU2C Co-Founder Katie Couric and Alison Sweeney, Allison Williams, Anna Kendrick, Ben Affleck, Ben Feldman, Bree Turner, Brenda Song, Brittany Daniel, Charlie Wilson, Chris Evans, Clayne Crawford, Colton Dunn, Danielle Campbell, Dave Franco, Dennis Haysbert, Dulé Hill, Ed Helms, Emma Stone, Eric Stonestreet, Eva Longoria, Geneva Carr, Greg Grunberg, Jacob Soboroff, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jillian Michaels, Joel McKinnon Miller, Jon Hamm, Jordana Brewster, Josh Gad, Jussie Smollett, Karla Souza, Katherine Heigl, Kathy Bates, Keesha Sharp, Ken Jeong, Kevin Hart, Klay Thompson, Kristen Wiig, Laverne Cox, Lena Dunham, Marcia Cross, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Matt Bomer, Matthew McConaughey, Mayim Bialik, Mel B, Melanie Collins, Odette Annable, Rachel Platten, Rita Wilson, Rob Lowe, Rob Riggle, Robert Patrick, Ryan Destiny, Shannen Doherty, Sonequa Martin-Green, Tom Hanks, Tony Hale, Viola Davis, Will Arnett, William Shatner, and Zach Galifianakis.Social Media personalities Andrea Russett, Brandon Armstrong, Brittani Louise Taylor, Gemma Stafford, Grace Helbig, Harry Hudson, Joey Graceffa, Justine Ezarik, and My Nguyen, along with entertainment and sports celebrities, interacted with viewers via Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, and YouTube, as well as on the phone during the show from a backstage center called “The Hub.” Facebook and YouTube streamed the entire telecast live. All the activity in The Hub was captured via a Facebook Live stream hosted by MSNBC Correspondent Jacob Soboroff. YouTube captured an impressive list of celebrities’ #Reasons2StandUp from the Green Room. Snapchat extended the event’s reach with a national geofilter and live story capturing the red carpet and phone bank calls. Twitter showcased the camaraderie between and support of the celebrities on a dedicated feed using the #SU2C. The @instagram account featured a special Instagram story following patient Mitch Carbon’s experience on and backstage in a live social documentary.Musical performances during the show included Keith Urban with Little Big Town and Dierks Bentley covering David Bowie’s “Heroes” from the Academy of Country Music Honors, and songs performed by Alessia Cara, Charlie Puth and Gallant. Canadian superstar Celine Dion closed the show with a moving rendition of “Recovering,” a song given to her by Pink about rebounding from loss, which she dedicated to her husband, father and brother, all of whom died of cancer.“We are so grateful to Bradley Cooper, one of our executive producers, and to the incredible array of people who contributed their time and talent to make the show a huge success,” said Sherry Lansing, chair of the board of EIF, a member of the SU2C CFA, and founder of the Sherry Lansing Foundation. “Hollywood has a heart, and the participation of so many wonderful performers proves it.”The show helps fund SU2C’s groundbreaking approach to translational research, accelerating the delivery of new therapies to patients. SU2C brings together scientists from different disciplines across various institutions to work collaboratively. One hundred percent of the donations received from the general public go directly to cancer research programs.“It’s an honor to work with so many well-respected entertainment industry leaders to raise awareness and funding for this important cause,” said Hamish Hamilton, executive producer at Done + Dusted and director of the telecast. “We are grateful for the opportunity to produce the telecast and join the SU2C movement.”During the telecast, SU2C Co-Founder Katie Couric announced plans for a new SU2C Dream Team focused on colorectal cancer, adding to the 19 existing Dream Teams that cover more than 80 percent of cancer cases in the United States and Canada. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. in men and women combined. The organization is also announcing two new Interception Dream Teams focused on cancers of the lung and pancreas. In coming months, Stand Up To Cancer, with support from its scientific partner, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), will issue a new “Call for Ideas” to the scientific community seeking collaborative teams offering approaches in these three areas.The broadcast also included inspiring stories of cancer patients who have benefited from research supported by SU2C. “It’s inspiring to share the stories of people who now lead full lives after a cancer diagnosis because of treatments available through advancements made by SU2C research,” said SU2C CFA Member Katie Couric. “We’re incredibly grateful to each and every person who contributes to this effort. When we all stand together, cancer doesn’t stand a chance.”The three patients who appeared live on the show include:• Mitch Carbon, 18, of Spokane, Washington, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia five years ago. He was treated but relapsed twice and had few treatment options. By watching the 2014 SU2C telecast, his parents learned of a new treatment pioneered at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) with the support of the SU2C-St. Baldrick’s Foundation Pediatric Cancer Dream Team. They took him to Philadelphia for the new treatment, which uses the body’s immune system to fight cancer, and he is now one year cancer-free.• Woods Brown, 75, of Evart, Michigan, was diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer and received surgery and radiation, but the cancer continued to spread. He enrolled in a clinical trial at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center that was investigating a new treatment supported by the SU2C- Prostate Cancer Foundation Prostate Cancer Dream Team on precision medicine. Brown is now considered cancer-free.• Trina Taylor Isaac, 43, of Baltimore, was treated for colorectal cancer with surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation, but her cancer returned. She joined a clinical trial supported by the Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) – SU2C Cancer Epigenetics Dream Team that is investigating drugs that can reverse the cancer’s resistance to chemotherapy. She has seen nearly all of her tumors disappear.Leading up to the live telecast, SU2C invited supporters to share photos or videos depicting each contributor’s personal reasons to stand up. Using the hashtag #Reasons2StandUp, the social media campaign has generated thousands of posts from people who are standing up for a friend, family member, or who have personal experience with the disease. The telecast also featured pre-recorded messages from numerous celebrities who shared their reasons to stand up.“We were thrilled with the way our celebrity ambassadors were able to connect with supporters through the #Reasons2StandUp campaign,” said Pamela Oas Williams, a member of SU2C’s Council of Founders and Advisors. “As the response to our social media campaign demonstrates, when such public figures reveal their personal reasons to support SU2C, it inspires their fans to become supporters, as well.”Both #SU2C and #StandUpToCancer trended on Twitter throughout the U.S. and Canada during the broadcast.“We believe that each and every one of us can make a difference in the fight against cancer, from individuals to foundations, philanthropists, and corporations,” said SU2C CFA Member and Robertson Schwartz Agency Co-Founder Rusty Robertson. “In addition to all the individuals who dug deep into their pockets to donate during the telecast, we are profoundly thankful to the major donors who committed to supporting SU2C’s research.”“From emboldening the brave survivors among us who continue to fight cancer, to showcasing the tremendous success of SU2C’s work through the stories of patients who have benefited from research, our program honored the spectrum of individuals impacted by cancer on a daily basis. These results are not only tangible, but they also lay the ground work for future breakthroughs in the years to come,” said SU2C CFA member Ellen Ziffren.Every day, cancer kills 1,800 people in the United States and Canada—more than one person every minute. SU2C was founded on the belief that the fight against cancer is at a tipping point—a pivotal juncture where transformative progress in cancer research is finally possible because of two trends: breakthroughs made in the understanding of the basic science of cancer, and technological advances that enable these breakthroughs to be translated into new treatments. Today’s cancer researchers need additional funding to fulfill the promise of life-saving discoveries, and Stand Up To Cancer engages the public to support their work.SU2C is a major force in the development of innovative and more effective cancer treatments such as immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the body’s own immune system to fight cancer. SU2C is supporting advancements in immunotherapy treatments for leukemia, melanoma, and cancers of the pancreas, head and neck, lung, and ovary. SU2C also supports development of precision therapies tailored to the patient’s specific genetic and molecular makeup in prostate and colorectal cancers and melanoma, among others; new technology to accelerate research; early detection of colorectal cancer; prevention of ovarian cancer; and groundbreaking work on cancer stem cells and the epigenetics (processes that control so-called “packaging” of DNA) of cancer, among other new fields.With this telecast, since launching in 2008, more than $481 million has been pledged to support SU2C’s innovative model of collaborative cancer research. Stand Up To Cancer has brought together more than 1,200 of the leading research scientists from more than 140 leading institutions in seven countries to fund 19 Dream Teams, and six translational research teams. SU2C has also funded 36 early-career, innovative scientists carrying out high-risk projects with the potential to yield high rewards. The research is aimed at ending cancer’s reign as a leading cause of death worldwide. SU2C-funded researchers have planned, launched or completed more than 160 clinical trials involving over 9,000 patients. Work by SU2C-supported researchers has led to FDA approval of two new treatments.“We are deeply grateful that our donors continue to support and embrace SU2C’s innovative model of research, which fosters collaboration across institutional lines and encourages researchers from different disciplines to work side-by-side,” said Sung Poblete, Ph.D., R.N., president and CEO of SU2C. “We’re proud of the meaningful advances our Dream Teams have made because of this sustained investment in our vision.”As SU2C’s founding donor, Major League Baseball has provided both financial support and countless opportunities to build the Stand Up To Cancer grassroots movement by encouraging fans to get involved. In addition to MLB, SU2C’s “Visionary” donors include Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Cancer Treatment Centers of America; Genentech, a member of the Roche Group; Mastercard; and The Sidney Kimmel Foundation. Major donors and collaborators include American Airlines, American Cancer Society, CVS Health, Fifth Third Bank, The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, Merck, and Rally Health. Other key supporters and collaborators include Cancer Research Institute, Cancer Research UK, Dutch Cancer Society, Farrah Fawcett Foundation, The Laura Ziskin Family Trust, Lilly Oncology, Melanoma Research Alliance, National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance, The Parker Foundation, Prostate Cancer Foundation, St. Baldrick’s Foundation, Van Andel Research Institute, and Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Stand Up To Cancer welcomes new supporters, the American Lung Association and Lungevity.Collaborators providing multi-year support for SU2C Canada research through the inaugural Stand Up To Cancer Canada initiative include: Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF), with support from CIBC; Canadian Institutes of Health Research; Cancer Stem Cell Consortium; Genome Canada; and the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research. AstraZeneca Canada and MasterCard are the first corporate supporters of SU2C Canada.“The 1200+ scientists who conduct Stand Up’s research, the members of our Scientific Advisory Committee who guide that work, and the American Association for Cancer Research team that oversees the grants – they are our heroes. We were delighted to showcase how what they’re doing benefits people struggling with cancer through this telecast,” said SU2C CFA Member and Robertson Schwartz Agency Co-Founder Sue Schwartz.last_img read more

Cannabis legalization voted Canadian Presss Business Story of the Year

first_imgTORONTO — Canada’s trailblazing move to legalize cannabis for recreational use, which sparked an entirely new industry and had wide-ranging implications for nearly every facet of society, has been voted The Canadian Press Business News Story of the Year.The term “disruption” in business has become so overused that it has become an empty cliche, but it is warranted in the case of pot legalization, said Andrew Meeson, deputy business editor at the Toronto Star.“It’s hard to think of an area in Canada that hasn’t been shaken up: not just commerce (from criminal act to booming startup to takeover target in the blink of an eye), but also policing, health care, justice, politics. Even culture (just ask Tommy Chong),” he said.“If that doesn’t make it the business story of the year, I don’t know what would.”In an annual poll of the country’s newsrooms conducted by The Canadian Press, business editors and reporters across the country chose cannabis legalization in a landslide, with 60 per cent of the votes cast.The terse negotiations between Canada, U.S. and Mexico towards a new North American Free Trade Agreement was a distant second with 30 per cent of votes.Canada’s pipeline conundrum, with the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion now in limbo after a court overturned its regulatory approval in August and a U.S. court throwing out the Keystone XL pipeline’s presidential permit in November, came in third out of eight possible candidates with 10 per cent of the vote.“Pipelines would have won, hands down if it weren’t for the creation of an entirely new industry in Canada,” said David Blair, a business columnist with CBC Radio. “Rarely, if ever, do journalists get to cover the opening of a new market, especially one that is as controversial as cannabis.”The world was watching when the country made history with the first legal sale of non-medicinal pot just after midnight on Oct. 17 in Newfoundland and Labrador, due to its time zone being 30 minutes ahead of the rest of Canada.It marked the beginning of what the New York Times dubbed Canada’s “national experiment,” and the culmination of months, if not years, of preparation by legislators and law enforcement officials at all levels and in each province, territory, and municipality.While Oct. 17 represented an extension from the initial target set for July, and licensed producers ramped up production in the lead-up, long lines of customers were met with widespread product shortages online and in the relatively few bricks-and-mortar stores that were ready on day one.Still, many Canadians were simply elated to be able to buy government-sanctioned pot after nearly 100 years of prohibition.“My new dealer is the prime minister!” said Canadian fiddler and pop star Ashley MacIsaac, who in 2001 had been arrested for possession in Saskatchewan.But cannabis mania had been bubbling for months before legalization, with retail investors rushing to invest in the latest pot company to list its stock. Cannabis company valuations in the lead up to Oct. 17 soared and some of the banks’ online direct investment platforms were bombarded with unprecedented trading volumes.At one point producer Tilray Inc.’s stock on the Nasdaq exchange in September hit a peak of US$300, giving the Nanaimo, B.C.-company a market value higher than established Canadian conglomerates such as Loblaw Companies Ltd. and Rogers Communications Inc.Pot will be cited for years to come as many Canadians’ first experiences with investing, said Pete Evans, senior business writer for CBC News.“Cannabis mania deserves some credit — and maybe blame — for ushering an entire new generation of primarily young people into making their first stock market investments ever,” he said.A flurry of merger and acquisition activity in the sector, even before legalization, fuelled investor interest as well.Aurora Cannabis Inc. was on an acquisition spree this year, buying rival CanniMed Therapeutics for $1.1 billion after a terse takeover battle and later MedReleaf for $3.2 billion.Alcohol giant Constellation Brands in August announced it was upping its investment in pot producer Canopy Growth Corp. — in the largest strategic investment in the pot space to date — to increase its ownership stake to 38 per cent. The Corona beer-producer also received warrants that, if exercised, would up its stake to more than 50 per cent.And earlier this month, Big Tobacco came calling, as the number of countries that legalized cannabis for medical use continues to grow.Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc. said it planned to invest $2.4 billion in pot producer Cronos Group Inc. for 45-per-cent ownership, with an option to increase that stake in the future.The Altria-Cronos deal gave the overall sector a slight lift, but pot stocks have largely come off their highs after legalization as reality set in and concerns mounted about lofty valuations.Canadian marijuana companies have found themselves in the crosshairs of short-sellers, as well.Aphria Inc. earlier this month saw its stock value more than cut in half over three days after two short-sellers targeted the Leamington, Ont.-based cannabis producer with a raft of allegations, including that its recent international acquisitions were “largely worthless.” Aphria has called the allegations “inaccurate and misleading” and is confident in the deal in question, but has appointed an independent committee to review their claims.Meanwhile, recreational pot supply shortages continue to linger. Several cannabis producers in part blamed supply chain issues for contributing to the shortage and have said they are aiming to increase their production, but it will likely take more time fresh product to hit the market.Quebec’s cannabis corporation stores continue to be closed from Monday to Wednesday as a result. And in Ontario, where the only legal way for residents to buy adult-use pot is through the government-run online portal, the provincial government said it will hand out a limited number of retail licenses due to the shortages.The Ontario government initially said it would not cap the number of licenses, but now says it will only be able to issue 25 licenses by April via a lottery system. This deals a blow to a slew of companies who have been putting down deposits to secure prime real estate locations in the country’s most populous province in anticipation of obtaining a license.“Seemingly overnight, activity that always existed on the margins of society has come into the centre,” said Evans.“It’s been fascinating to watch the growing pains that have ensued… It will be interesting to see in the coming months and years how and if the reality lives up to expectations for the industry.” Armina Ligaya, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

School District 60 presents first reading of Amended Annual Budget

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The first reading of the 2018/2019 Amended Annual Budget was presented at a recent School District 60 meeting.Dori Alger, School District Controller, presented the Amended Annual Budget to Board Trustees.Alger says the budget is primarily based on student enrollment for the year, adding that it is very difficult to determine student enrollment. “A key piece of our budget is always based on student enrollment. For the 2018-19 year, we are anticipating 6,193 students. It is very difficult to truly predict how many students we are going to have, but we definitely do our best and we deal with the consequences as the school year progresses.”Amended operating revenues for the School District are $64,046,589.The operating revenues include items such as Provincial Grants and rental and leases of School District property.Amended operating expenses for the School District are $64,287,592.Operating expenses include items such as staff salaries, utilities, and student transportation.The total of the Amended Annual Budget is $76,707,361. The Board gave and passed the first reading of the Amended Budget. The Board made a motion to do the second and third readings in short form.The Amended Annual Budget must go through three readings before it can be accepted by the Board.last_img read more

Yankees Ban Reggie Jackson From Club

Reggie Jackson’s back-peddling and apologizing were not enough to prevent the New York Yankees from banning the Hall of Fame slugger from being around the team indefinitely.Jackson, a special adviser to the team, was quoted in Sports Illustrated blasting Yankee Alex Rodriguez, saying, among other things, that Rodriguez’ statistics are tainted because of his admitted use of performance enhancing drugs and that old timers would not vote for him for the Hall of Fame.On Friday Jackson called Rodriguez, manager Joe Giradi and team officials to apologize. That did not temper the team’s anger. Jackson was not in Boston over the weekend, where the Yankees played the Red Sox.“A cooling-off period, but not a death penalty,” a source with knowledge of the team’s thinking called it Jackson’s banishment to ESPNNewYork.com.At some point, Jackson is expected to be back with the team, the source said.Rodriguez said he heard from Jackson but would not get into details of the conversation. “We’re going to keep that very private,” Rodriguez said Friday.In the Sports Illustrated article, Jackson said “Al’s a very good friend,” Jackson said of the Yankees’ third baseman, who has 642 career home runs, placing him fifth all-time.“But I think there are real questions about his numbers,” Jackson said. “As much as I like him, what he admitted about his usage does cloud some of his records.”He went on to say that Rodriguez and Barry Bonds and others who have been part of the steroids scandal should not be in the Hall of Fame.“If any of those guys get in, no Hall of Famer will attend,” Jackson told SI.Rodriguez handled the disrespect with aplomb. But he did say, apparently jokingly, “With friends like that, who needs enemies?”He might have offered that in jest. But if Rodriguez was serious, who could blame him? read more

We spend more time watching food on TV than we do cooking

first_imgMedia psychologist, Emma Kenny, said: “Cooking programmes have been a part of our television viewing pleasure since the 1950s. Fast-forward to 2016 and there are over 18 days worth of cookery shows available on our screens each week plus social media offering so much delicious content. It seems that, as a nation, we are fixated with any activity related to food culture.”The study also found that despite our love of cooking shows and magazines, over a fifth of people have never cooked an evening meal from scratch. And those who do cook from scratch say only three of their evening meals a week are made using fresh ingredients.She added: “We’re being brainwashed into thinking that cooking is too difficult, takes too long and costs too much and it’s turning us to convenience food.” Woman cooking Those surveyed also spent a total of three-and-a-half hours digesting food content on digital platforms every week; 44 minutes on Facebook, 20 minutes on Twitter, 19 minutes on Instagram and Pinterest and 34 minutes on YouTube.It’s estimated that Britons also spend 58 minutes reading food websites and blogs, 15 minutes snapchatting about food and nine minutes browsing recipe books each week.Although seven in ten enjoy watching cooking programmes, only half have been inspired to try and cook something they’ve seen on screen. Another one in ten say it’s been at least a year since they tried to make a recipe they spotted online or on TV. We need to get stuck in to cooking – as opposed to eating ready meals on the sofaMark Sergeant One in five also admitted to making a dish at home just to take a photograph and share it on social media sites like Instagram.Michelin-starred chef, Mark Sergeant, said: “This is really interesting and I hope it’s not actually true. We need to get stuck in to cooking – as opposed to eating ready meals on the sofa.”Let’s transfer this love of onscreen cookery into our real-life kitchens.”A whopping 56 per cent of people wished they cooked the recipes they saw online more often, so there is an appetite for change. The nation’s obsession with cookery shows, famous chefs and new cookery books continues to grow:  it turns out that Britons now spend more than five hours a week consuming ‘food media’ – but only four hours actually cooking, a study has found.The average adult spends more time watching, scrolling and reading about food on social media than they do cooking their daily meals. 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. More than half of the 2,000 people surveyed by Lurpak admitted they would rather watch a meal being cooked on TV, or look at photos online, than cook, with many saying they’re too short of time, or the dishes look to complicated to manage.The study found the average adult spends one hour and 37 minutes a week watching food-related shows, with the Great British Bake Off, Masterchef and Come Dine with Me being the most popular. Many people think the recipes they see online or on TV are too hard to make at homeCredit:Alamylast_img read more

Continental appoints Global Business Development Manager Earthmover

first_imgContinental Commercial Specialty Tires has appointed T. Shawn Rasey as new Global Business Development Manager Earthmover. In this role he will be managing the international expansion of all earthmover activities. Rasey brings an extensive background in the earthmover tyre business ranging from sales, marketing, key account management, product planning, manufacturing, and strategy.Rasey joins Continental after an extensive career spanning more than 36 years in the OTR/earthmover tyre industry, notably as Vice President – Mining Solutions at Bridgestone America and previous positions in the mining tyres business at Bridgestone from 2005-2012, as well as President of BKT Americas OTR Division 2014/2015; and prior to 2005 in a range of other roles including at Yokohama. Rasey holds a Bachelors of Arts degree Management & Human Relations.last_img read more

Woman in her 70s dies in Killarney crash as man airlifted to

first_img GARDAÍ IN KILLARNEY are investigating after a woman in her 70s died in a car crash this afternoon.The incident happened on the N72 Killarney to Mallow Road at around 2.25pm. Gardaí said the woman died when her car was in a crash with another vehicle.The driver of the other car, a man in his 20s, has been airlifted to University Hospital Limerick with serious injuries.A garda spokesman said: “The road was closed to facilitate a garda forensic collision investigation but has since reopened. Witnesses are asked to contact Killarney on 064 71160, the garda confidential line on 1800-666-111 or any garda station.Read: Mother releases harrowing video of daughter suffering seizures in bid to access medication >Read: 15% of workers in Galway’s hospitality sector say they have been sexually abused at work > By Garreth MacNamee 3 Comments Share Tweet Email1 16,962 Views Image: Google Maps http://jrnl.ie/3274094 Monday 6 Mar 2017, 7:37 PM Image: Google Maps Woman in her 70s dies in Killarney crash as man airlifted to hospital with serious injuries A man in his 20s was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL Mar 6th 2017, 7:37 PM last_img read more

SpaceX Teases RunwayReady Astronaut Suit

first_img For decades, space travel focused on substance over style. But that is changing.The lumbering suits of the ’70s are being replaced with more fitted ensembles, as illustrated by early photos of SpaceX’s new astronaut outfit.Elon Musk last month shared the first image of an operational suit—complete with human hanger and spacecraft backdrop.The white-and-silver costume has already been “tested to double vacuum pressure,” ensuring the wearer’s safety in case of emergency. Though, as Space.com pointed out, these suits are likely not intended for use outside of the Crew Dragon capsule.Musk was also quick to point out the difficulty of balancing aesthetic with function—a subtle promise that SpaceX values panache as well as protection.“Easy to do either separately,” Musk wrote in an Instagram caption. But “incredibly hard” to harmonize. In three weeks, the picture has racked up more than 407,700 likes, and probably just as many comments—most praising the futuristic suit and Musk’s contribution to the U.S. space race.SpaceX and Boeing are well on their way to becoming the first private companies to send humans into space; both won contracts with NASA to shuttle people to the International Space Station.You can’t exactly cruise to Mars wearing jeans and a hoodie, though.A second look at SpaceX’s modernized suit—a full-body shot next to the Crew Dragon—landed online five days ago, whipping up even more excitement for the future of intergalactic travel (without providing any additional details). ESA Satellite Avoids Potential Collision With SpaceX Starlink CraftSpaceX’s Starhopper Aces Final Test Flight in Texas The aerospace manufacturer last year hired Marvel costume designer Jose Fernandez to sculpt the new SpaceX suits.Musk’s teasers don’t exactly shout superhero-in-space; I’m getting more of a Top Gear Stig vibe. But the stark suit certainly looks more combat-ready than the Boeing Blue outfit intended for NASA astronauts.Customized to maximize individual protection, capability, and comfort, the Boeing uniform will be worn by all crew members traveling to and from low-Earth orbit destinations.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

NASA Astronaut Stumped by GoPro Camera

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target I can’t leave for a weekend without fearing I’ve forgotten to pack something important. Never send me to space.A NASA astronaut became a meme this week when, during a simulcast spacewalk, he confessed to having forgotten a crucial piece of equipment.“Hey, uh, Houston, I gotta ask a question about the GoPro real quick,” the unidentified explorer said. “Pushing the button, I see a ‘No SD’ [alert]. … Do I need that to record? And if it’s recording, is there supposed to be a red light on?”Following a lull from mission control (probably because they turned off their comms for a good laugh) and some unintelligible astronaut mumblings, an Earth-bound flight controller pipes in:“I’m told that if it has the card in it, it should have a red light if it’s recording,” the ground-team worker said.“And if it says ‘No SD,’ what does that mean?” the confused astronaut asked again.“I think that means no card,” mission control answered calmly.“Well, let’s just forget it for now. I’ll get it later,” the cosmonaut said. “Let’s just not worry about it.”It’s unclear whether the memory card is actually somewhere on the International Space Station, or gathering dust on someone’s desk at the NASA Johnson Space Center.The video, originally streamed live Wednesday on NASA’s official Twitch account, has been shared across the Internet—as is a lot of embarrassing public moments.NASA did not immediately respond to Geek’s request to confirm the anonymous astronaut. But an exchange at the end of an extended clip points to Andrew Feustel, currently aboard the ISS as part of Expedition 55, which launched in March.With a Ph.D. in geological sciences and two spaceflights under his belt, Feustel appears to have been bested by technology most 10-year-olds could understand.Having served in 2009 on the fifth and final mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope and again in 2011, the cosmonaut has logged more than 29 days in space, and 42-plus hours of spacewalks.After this week’s GoPro crisis, though, Feustel may be confined to in-ship work only.center_img NASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This WeekendScientists Discover Possible Interstellar Visitor last_img read more

Apples Sexy New iPhone Lineup Includes XS XS Max and XR

first_img iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro Have More Cameras, More ProblemsApple Arcade Launches Next Week While going over the relevant details from the Apple event, it’s actually crazy to realize how much of these new iPhone plans were rumored as early as this February. I was even thinking about using the same XXX moonshine joke. We were told to expect three new iPhones: a new X, a bigger X, and a cheaper X. And that’s precisely what we got.The iPhone XS ($1,000) mostly resembles last year’s model, with its 5.8-inch edge-to-edge display and now-familiar FaceID camera notch. The iPhone XS Max ($1,100) ups the screen size to a whopping 6.5-inch display with a 2,688 by 1,242 resolution. The phones resist liquids like salt water and beer, and can allow for dual SIM cards for when you just need two phone numbers at once.Whichever you pick (on September 21) you’ll also enjoy the benefits of the new A12 Bionic Chip and its five trillion operations per second. That computational power allows for neural learning in apps that assess your basketball shots, place your selfies inside movie scenes, let you play augmented reality versions of Galaga as well as the upcoming Elder Scrolls Blades from Todd “The Boy” Howard himself. That power allows for very impressive camera tricks, too, like adjusting depth of field in a photo after the fact.Many of these benefits also found their way into the iPhone XR (October 26), which starts at $750 instead of an exorbitant $1,000. There’s only the one screen size, 6.1 inches of LCD instead of OLED, and the phone’s body is made of a durable but cheaper aluminum and glass combo. However, the XR is still part of the iPhone X family, complete with its physical home button swapped out for “haptic touch.” Plus it comes in brighter colors like yellow and blue and coral.Last year’s iPhone event was a bit strange because after announcing the iPhone X after the iPhone 8, Apple had already made one of its phones look out of date before it had even released. But this unified year, although the phones vary in price and specs, the only new iPhone you can get is an iPhone X of some sort. This is the $1,000 future. For more on smartphones check out why the iPhone SE is the last good iPhone as well as some upcoming Android phones worth checking out. Although the names of the new iPhones had leaked out earlier, giving us some time to prepare for their ridiculousness, let’s all take to a moment to really appreciate the absolute nonsense Apple expects us to call its new mobile lineup. We’ve got the iPhone XS and iPhone XR, pretty reasonable given Apple’s past history of upgrade names. But now we’ve also got the iPhone XS Max, which sounds like nothing less than a Championship Edition fighting game re-release. And that’s on top of the fact the “X” is supposed to be said like “ten.”That gaming comparison is apt though because instead of completely reinventing their smartphone offerings, this is the year where Apple doubles down to improve what they already have. And while they may not be as radical a change as the iPhone X was last year (or bring back highly requested features like normal headphone jacks) these new iPhones do present their own unique improvements. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

Man beaten to death by villagers in Jharkhand on suspicion of

first_imgDUMKA (JHARKHAND): A man was beaten to death by villagers when he along with three others was allegedly trying to escape after stealing goods and valuables from a house at Chihudia in Jharkhand’s Dumka district.Jharkhand: A thief was allegedly beaten to death in Chihuntia village of Dumka district. Dumka SP says “There were 4 thieves, 3 managed to escape. The thief who died was a most wanted criminal. FIR registered & 4 villagers have been taken into custody. We’re questioning them.” pic.twitter.com/eXvuLi2lyW— ANI (@ANI) August 1, 2019 Also Read – Trinamool, BJP activists scuffle at Dilip Ghosh’s event Advertise With Us Bhola Hazra and three of his “accomplices” were caught by locals and thrashed on Wednesday night after they were seen escaping a villager’s house, Superintendent of Police YS Ramesh said here on Thursday. They dropped all that they had taken in their bid to escape, he said, adding that police were yet to take a note of the goods and valuables that they had apparently stolen. Also Read – NRC in Assam to be released: list to finalize if a person is Indian or Foreigner Advertise With Us Hazra, who has been jailed in the past in connection with a robbery case, died on the spot while the others managed to flee from the clutches of the villagers, Ramesh said. Hazra was also wanted by the Punjab police for his alleged involvement in cases of burglary, the SP said. Four villagers have been taken into custody in connection with Wednesday’s incident, he added.last_img read more

Student Of The Year 2 SOTY 2 box office collection Day 3

first_imgTiger Shroff in Student Of The Year (SOTY 2)InstagramStudent Of The Year 2 (SOTY 2) starring Tiger Shroff, Ananya Panday, Tara Sutaria and Aditya Seal took off to a flying start at the box office and ended its opening weekend on a good note.The movie, which marks the debut of two young actresses – Ananya Panday and Tara Sutaria, had earned Rs 12.06 crore on day 1 becoming the fifth highest opener of 2019 after Kalank (21.60 crore), Kesari (21.06 crore), Gully Boy (19.40 crore) and Total Dhamaal (16.50 crore).On day 2, SOTY 2 showed growth especially in multiplexes in major cities like Mumbai, Delhi – NCR and minted Rs 14.02 crore taking the 2-day box office collection to Rs 26.08 crore.”#StudentOfTheYear2 witnesses growth on Day 2, but lacks the appreciation for a solid jump… Mumbai, Delhi, NCR plexes performing better… #IPL2019Final today [Sun] will hit biz, evening onwards… Fri 12.06 cr, Sat 14.02 cr. Total: ₹ 26.08 cr. India biz. #SOTY2,” Taran Adarsh tweeted.On day 3, the movie witnessed a small dip because of the Indian Premier League (IPL) final between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Mumbai Indians (MI) but still managed to earn in double figures. According to Taran Adarsh, SOTY 2 collected Rs 12.75 crore on Sunday.”#StudentOfTheYear2 saw limited growth on Day 2, while the sixth phase of polling [cinemas were shut till evening] + #IPL2019Final [evening onwards] affected its biz on Day 3… Fri 12.06 cr, Sat 14.02 cr, Sun 12.75 cr. Total: ₹ 38.83 cr. India biz. #SOTY2,” Taran Adarsh tweeted. The second installement in the SOTY franchise had received mixed response from both critics and audience alike because of weak storyline. But the performances from the lead actors, especially Tiger Shroff, turned out to be the saving grace at the box office.Though a major growth in collection is least expected, it remains to be seen if SOTY 2 manages to stay strong in the weekdays and rake in moolah at the box office.last_img read more