first_imgPacers’ Oladipo is NBA Most Improved Player MOST READ Gobert anchored a Jazz defense that ranked second in the NBA in defensive rating.He beat out Anthony Davis of New Orleans and Joel Embiid of Philadelphia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95center_img Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Rudy Gobert, of the Utah Jazz, accepts the defensive player of the year award at the NBA Awards on Monday, June 25, 2018, at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz is the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year.The center was the leading vote-getter for the league’s All-Defensive first team.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more


first_img– Advertisement -Games one and two will be played in Grande Prairie on Saturday, August 23 at 12:00 and 4:00 (Alberta time). The Fort St. John Paladin Black Sox will begin their best of fivechampionship series against Grande Prairie this coming weekend. Games three and four will be played in Fort St. John on Sunday, August 24 at 11:00 and 3:00.Game 5 site & time to be determined later.last_img


first_img Claude Puel’s side triumphed at the Riverside Stadium 1 Southampton emerged victorious from a lifeless clash at relegated Middlesbrough, where disillusioned fans made their anger clear as the Riverside bid a meek farewell to Premier League football.Boro’s return to the Championship was confirmed by Monday’s defeat at champions Chelsea and their final top-flight home match brought precious little relief.Under-fire Claude Puel’s much-changed Southampton side secured a 2-1 win on Teesside, where the home faithful resorted to gallows humour to underline their anger at their side’s latest underwhelming display.Boro’s much-loved chairman Steve Gibson faces a big decision on whether to retain Steve Agnew as head coach after failing to spark a late-season revival following the March departure of Aitor Karanka.The Spaniard’s name was chanted by Boro fans after Southampton substitute Nathan Redmond scored a goal just as impressive as Jay Rodriguez’s first-half effort.The visitors’ second led things to unravel off the field, with goalkeeping coach Leo Percovich gesticulating wildly in the technical area before Boro fans urged Anthony Taylor to send off their own goalkeeper Brad Guzan after giving away a penalty.That plea was ignored and instead the home faithful cheered wildly as Shane Long blazed over the spot-kick – celebrations matched when Patrick Bamford scored his first goal in 760 days.It was a consolation goal in a match that underlined the issues faced at the Riverside Stadium.The first half was without rhythm, excitement or clear-cut opportunities – little surprise given how little this match meant to either side.It took 23 minutes for Ryan Bertrand to get away the first noteworthy shot. In keeping with the start, it was poor.Fraser Forster comfortably dealt with a long-range effort from Boro forward Bamford shortly afterwards, before George Friend headed wide.That was the hosts’ best chance of a drab first half in which Maya Yoshida’s tame header brought ironic cheers from the hardy away support.There was precious little else to take joy from until the 42nd minute when, out of nowhere, Saints clicked in style.Long chased Jordy Clasie’s ball down the right flank and sent in a cross that Rodriguez met with a superb volleyed effort.It was the only moment of quality in a half that ended with boos echoing around the Riverside.Adam Forshaw saw a shot deflected wide and Bamford mishit when play resumed, but things would soon get worse for the hosts.Shambolic defending meant Redmond was unmarked, with the substitute cutting inside before unleashing a fine strike into the top corner.More boos echoed around the Riverside as pockets of fans began to chant former manager Karanka’s name, with goalkeeping coach Percovich geeing up the fans and appearing to gesture he wants to stay at the club with Agnew.Things were unravelling and could have got worse when Guzan brought down Long, with some Boro supporters urging referee Taylor to send off the American. The request was ignored and Long fired over the resulting spot-kick.A strange afternoon continued as Bamford headed home his first goal since April 2015, wildly celebrating a goal far more important individually than collectively.Charlie Austin returned after injury late in a match that petered out, with former Southampton defender Calum Chambers and Rodriguez coming close late on.In keeping with a peculiar afternoon, jeers at the final whistle were followed by applause during Boro’s lap of appreciation.last_img read more


first_img huge blow ADVICE REVEALED REPLY Extra time ✅116′ Equalizer ✅Penalty shootout ✅Tonight’s Columbus Crew vs D.C. United knockout round match did not disappoint.Catch up on all the action with 90 in 90 Highlights ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/ZOm7XRcr5L— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) November 2, 2018When Rooney joined the team from Everton in the summer, they were bottom of the Eastern Conference and the 33-year-old said: “It’s disappointing to lose on penalties but as a team we can be extremely proud of what we have achieved in the last few months.“Really we had no right to make the play-offs. To do that we have brought belief back to the fans, the team and we have to build on that.”In America, Rooney has scored 12 goals in 22 games and created six. The former England captain took the first spot kick after the match ended 2-2 in extra-time, but his shot was saved by Zack Steffen.Luciano Acosta and Nick DeLeon also missed from the spot as DC lost the shoot-out 3-2.Earlier, DeLeon had scored in the 116th minute to send the game to penalties. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade RANKED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade DC United’s impressive season has come to an end with defeat to Columbus Crew.Wayne Rooney missed a penalty in the shoot-out as the side were knocked out of the MLS play-offs in the first round. Most Popular In Football shining MONEY center_img REVEALED Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ BEST OF Since joining from Everton last summer, Rooney has scored 12 goals for DC United Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move no dice Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 1 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won last_img read more


first_imgNAOMH CONAILL 0-6  ST EUNANS 0-4 It’s anybody’s county final as St Eunans and Naomh Conaill battle it out for the Dr Maguire Cup in Ballybofey.The Glenties side have gone in ahead at the break but it’s an extremely close game.The Letterkenny side have been on top for some spells but have been guilty of wasting a number of kickable scores. Many thought it was St Eunans who had the better team going into this game and they indeed may have the stronger panel.But you can never bet against a team who have the likes of Dermot Molloy, Leo McLoone, Darragh Gallagher and Anthony Thompson.Despite being 0-3 to 0-1 down in the early stages, Glenties managed to chip back at St Eunans lead.The Eunans defence could be accused of givng away needless free kicks which the likes of Gallagher and Molloy have capitalised on. Eunans are wearing black armbands in honour of Elaine Winston-Friel, a stalwart and supporter of the club who died yesterday aged just 31.It’s all to play for in the second half.  COUNTY FINAL HALF-TIME – NAOMH CONAILL AHEAD IN NIP AND TUCK ENCOUNTER was last modified: November 4th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgBayern face Liverpool in the Champions league next week (Agency Photo)Defending Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich have a glorious chance to move within two points of leaders Borussia Dortmund when they face Augsburg on Friday night.Last weekend Robert Kovac’s Red Devils beat Schalke 3-1 to take full advantage of Dortmund’s 3-3 draw with Hoffenheim to cut gap between the top two to five points.Augsburg are tricky opponents who held the Bavarians to a surprise one-all draw in the reverse fixture. Kovac is therefore likely to resist the temptation to make wholesale changes despite having one eye on next week’s Champions League tie with fellow five time European champions Liverpool.Long serving keeper and skipper Manuel Neuer and French midfielder Corentin Toliso are the only Bayern Munich players unavailable for selection. Dutch winger Arjen Robben – playing in his last season in Germany before moving to the American MLS – has returned to full training whereas Neuer has already confirmed his availability for the game at Anfield.Pacesetters Dortmund are not in action until Monday when they travel to bottom club Nuremberg. Lucien Favre’s free scoring Black and Yellows have dropped points in two of their last three games but are overwhelming favourites to recuperate in time from Wednesday’s Champions League tie at Wembley against Tottenham Hotspur, to put Nuremberg to the sword.Third placed Borussia Monchengladbach meanwhile face a difficult trip to Eintracht Frankfurt.Dieter Hecking’s high flyers got a reality check last Saturday when they were ambushed 3-0 by Hertha Berlin, a result that put paid to their twelve-match winning streak at Borussia Park.Gladbach will be hoping Frankfurt are still fatigued by Thursday’s Europa League tie at Ukrainian champions Shakhtar Donetsk.Peter Boaz’s red-hot Bayer Leverkusen start as strong favourites to topple newcomers Fortuna Düsseldorf.Leverkusen are the division’s top performers since the end of the winter break. They are averaging over three goals per game, having followed up an earth shattering 3-1 victory over Bayern Munich by putting five past Mainz.FRIDAY:Augsburg v Bayern MunichSATURDAY:Hertha Berlin v Werder BremenHoffenheim v HannoverSchalke v FreiburgStuttgart v RB LeipzigWolfsburg v MainzHertha Berlin v Werder BremenSUNDAY:Eintracht Frankfurt v Borussia MoenchengladbachBayer Leverkusen v Fortuna DüsseldorfMONDAY:Nuremberg v Borussia DortmundComments Tags: German Bundesligatoplast_img read more


first_imgFew times so far this season have the Jacks had a game entering the latter stages with the score not completely swinging in their favor.But even though the Gators came close, they couldn’t hold the Jacks down for long.Senior first baseman Breonna Bejaran’s solo home run in the bottom of the fifth broke a 3-all tie and helped the No. 1-ranked Humboldt State softball team claim a 5-3 win over San Francisco State in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader and sweep the first California …last_img read more


first_img24 January 2014 The government remains committed to finding options for the safe release of South African teacher Pierre Korkie, who is being held hostage in Yemen, Deputy International Relations and Cooperation Minister Ebrahim Ebrahim said after his visit to the country on the weekend. Speaking at a media briefing in Pretoria on Thursday, Ebrahim said he had met with representatives of the Yemen security services, the deputy minister of foreign affairs, the prime minister and the president of Yemen. In addition to this, Ebrahim had appeared on Yemeni television to appeal to the kidnappers for Korkie’s release. Ebrahim said details of the discussions could not be divulged at the moment, but that he had received a comprehensive report with the latest information regarding the kidnapping. “We used our engagements to seek advice and look into what Yemen and South Africa can do together to secure the release,” he said. Korkie and his wife Yolande, who had been living in Yemen for four years, were captured in May last year in the Yemeni city of Taiz. Yolande was released on 10 January without any ransom being paid, but the militants have demanded R32-million to release Korkie. “The Yemeni authorities, who have considerable experience in dealing with situations of this type, emphasised that the motive of the kidnapping was not political,” Ebrahim said. “It was confirmed [to me] that South Africans are not the only ones targeted and that it was a case of mistaken identity.” Foreigners were frequently kidnapped in Yemen by al-Qaida militants or tribesmen, who demanded a ransom for the release of their prisoners. Currently, eight other foreign nationals are being held hostage in areas that are not under government control. In Korkie’s case, they had issued an execution threat if the ransom was not paid. The kidnappers extended the deadline for the ransom money to be paid last week Friday, by 21 days. On Wednesday, disaster relief organisation Gift of the Givers said the kidnappers had contacted them via SMS asking them about the ransom. The kidnappers later sent a picture of a bomb belt after the organisation said the government did not negotiate with terrorists. Ebrahim said although the threats were being taken seriously, they remained hopeful that Korkie would be released unharmed. The deputy minister said the government’s position was clear and that it did not pay ransom under any circumstances. “This is not only a South African policy but the international norm of governments across the world … We do not negotiate with the kidnappers, we work with the government of that country.” Regarding reports that the family was trying to raise funds for Korkie’s release, Ebrahim said that this was a private family initiative in which the government was not involved. Despite no warning having been issued to South Africans travelling to Yemen, Ebrahim advised people to be careful when travelling in conflict areas and to register with the voluntary registration service Registration of South Africans Abroad. This service is provided in the event that there is a need to contact citizens travelling or living outside of the country to offer important advice on a natural disaster, civil unrest or a family emergency. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more


first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Leave a CommentEach year, Ohio Farm Bureau’s grassroots policy development process surfaces those issues that have a significant impact on production agriculture, our food system and our communities. These priorities are where Farm Bureau will focus efforts for the continued strength and success of Ohio agriculture in 2019.STATE PRIORITY ISSUESSTATE BUDGET No bill is more important to the operation of key state agencies and programs that support agriculture than the state’s two year operating budget. The Ohio Department of Agriculture must be funded at levels that allow it to effectively carry out its core mission as well as responsibilities such as the ongoing implementation of the federal Food Safety Modernization Act, nutrient management regulations, fertilizer applicator certifications, meat processing inspections, livestock care standards, dog breeding and oversight of Ohio’s Soil & Water Conservation Division. Farm Bureau also will support funding for water quality programs that produce science-based data and strategies, and can verify on-the-ground practices and results to protect Ohio’s water resources. This includes support for the Ohio Sea Grant program, OSU Extension and Heidelberg’s Water Quality Lab as well as dollars for infrastructure and equipment needed to solve the problem. Funding for Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, the Agricultural Technical Institute, Soil and Water Conservation Districts, and agricultural education programs is also vital to agriculture’s success. Many other policy decisions that affect Ohio’s rural economy will be made in the budget. Farm Bureau will engage on these issues, which may include workforce development programming at Ohio’s land grant institutions, including both Ohio State University and Central State, health care accessibility and various regulatory changes.RIGHT TO FARM Challenges to private property rights continue to be an issue across Ohio whether from governmental entities or private companies and organizations. Farm Bureau will advocate for additional landowner protections including further clarification of eminent domain power for private uses, streamlined judicial procedures and stronger requirements for local government use of private land. Mounting pressure against agricultural and property rights are also becoming more prevalent from other avenues such as ballot initiatives, judicial challenges or nuisance lawsuits. Farm Bureau will continue to engage in these spaces fighting for the ability of farmers to be able to freely and responsibly operate for generations to come.WATER QUALITY Farm Bureau will be a leader in helping identify solutions and opportunities to help address our water quality challenges and reduce nutrient runoff. Creating a clean water trust to have dedicated resources needed for science-based solutions will be a priority. Advancing research and real-world examples of the best land management practices and sharing those results with both farmers and consumers will continue to be the focus of the Blanchard River Demonstration Farms Network. Creating tools and programs that assist our members in implementing best management practices on their farms will be a key component. Farm Bureau will remain focused on being the voice for agriculture in making sure we have a seat at the table and that discussions surrounding policies to combat water quality issues remain fair, targeted and science-based.TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE The integration, maintenance and expansion of the state’s highway, rail, water and air systems is important to ensure all Ohioans have access to vital goods, services and markets. Having a properly maintained and funded transportation network is critical. Farm owners and their employees also need access to this transportation network based on reasonable regulations for their goods and farm machinery. Farm Bureau will work to ensure those regulations include Commercial Driver’s License and axle weight limit exemptions for the operation of farm trucks and/or transporting machinery as part of farm and agribusiness operations. As infrastructure improvements are made, Farm Bureau will be there to make sure farm machinery will continue to have access to the roadways. To increase economic development, educational opportunities, and competitiveness, Farm Bureau supports legislation and initiatives that bring proper infrastructure and affordable broadband and high speed internet access to unserved and underserved parts of the state.YOUNG & BEGINNING FARMERS AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT Ohio Farm Bureau will continue to pursue incentives for young and beginning farmers. With many farmers approaching retirement, it is crucial for the next generation to be able to step into that role. Farm Bureau will explore the option of tax incentives to assist young and beginning farmers along with other incentives or regulatory hurdles to make Ohio agriculture attractive and accessible for generations to come. To ensure strong communities and Ohio’s role as an agricultural leader, employers need a skilled and reliable workforce. Many jobs in agriculture require the kind of training students are receiving today in career tech and agricultural education programs. Farm Bureau will advocate for career tech education to encourage growth of ag education programs as well as support the FFA and 4-H programs particularly with student access to excellent facilities.BUSINESS CLIMATE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Value-added enterprises in Ohio, such as food processors, wineries and distilleries, create numerous economic opportunities for local businesses including farms. Farm Bureau will continue to support the development of businesses that produce value-added products from locally grown agricultural commodities. Whether discussing uncertainty surrounding regulations, paperwork or simply the struggle to meet all the regulations and stay in business, regulatory reform must continue to be at the forefront of discussions when addressing Ohio’s business climate.ENERGY Agriculture is being called upon to provide feed stocks to help produce energy, as well as accommodate generation, transmission and distribution infrastructure on farmland. Farm Bureau will advocate for greater transparency and education for royalty holders. Additionally, it is important to promote a diversified energy portfolio and continue to assist in the development of the state’s comprehensive energy policy.DRUG EPIDEMIC Opiate addiction has become an epidemic in the state, harming families and impeding workforce development for employers. Ohio Farm Bureau will connect members with efforts led by experts working in prevention, treatment and law enforcement. While engaging a wide range of stakeholders, OFBF will focus on grassroots initiatives that offer prevention strategies for youth and adult leaders of youth programs such as 4-H and FFA.FEDERAL PRIORITY ISSUESFARM ECONOMY Farm Bureau will support actions to mitigate the impacts of a downturn in crop prices, as well as actions to address the specific needs of beginning farmers. Farm Bureau will work to advance legislation that addresses agriculture’s long- and short-term labor needs including support for needed immigration reform. We will continue our work on tax reform legislation by supporting the full implementation of enacted provisions that reduce farmers’ tax burden and make sure the provisions in the farm bill are fully and responsibly implemented.REGULATORY REFORMAll Americans, including farmers, need a regulatory system that is fair, takes economic impacts into account and respects our freedoms. Farm Bureau will oppose expansion of federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act, strive to advance legislation to reform the Endangered Species Act, preserve farmers’ land-use and water rights, and improve the federal regulatory process.TECHNOLOGY Technology enables farmers to be more productive and efficient in using resources. Farm Bureau will protect farmers’ access to and use of biotechnology, crop protectants and other tools, and support efforts to help consumers understand the importance of the use of technologies in agriculture. Farm Bureau also will work to protect farmers’ interests concerning other technologies, including electronic monitoring and reporting as well as data management and services.TRADEWith 95 percent of the world’s population living outside the United States, American farmers must have access to foreign markets if we are to boost farm profitability and sustain our agricultural industry for the next generation. Farm Bureau will work for greater access to global markets both through new trade agreements and enforcement of existing trade commitments.INFRASTRUCTUREThe nation’s roads, bridges, locks and dams, ports and waterway system are vital components of the transportation network needed for agriculture’s success. There are decades worth of backlogs for needed repairs and improvements to the U.S. transportation infrastructure and Farm Bureau will continue to advocate for investments in these important areas.Along with transportation, the need for more access to broadband technologies and higher speed internet throughout rural Ohio remains a priority to boost our economy and create opportunities for job development and growth.Online ExtraAmerican Farm Bureau releases Strategic Action Plan Goals for 2019  Leave a Commentlast_img read more


first_imgTags:#Google#mobile#web jolie odell What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts Ever since finding myself the happy owner of a Droid (+1 for early Christmas presents), I’ve found myself increasingly interested in the app market for Android-powered devices.As has been noted in many iPhone/Droid sudden-death-round comparisons, the latter languishes in quality and quantity of available applications. Perhaps in an effort to increase Droid’s competitiveness in the market, the powers that be have created a new section of resources for Android developers. Let the games (and other apps) begin!In the new Resources tab of the online Android SDK documentation, devs can now access technical articles, some pretty detailed tutorials, a breakdown of platform versions, common tasks, troubleshooting tips, a community across groups/IRC/Twitter channels and a library of code for sample apps – just what a mobile/smartphone developer would need to get started.The list of sample code now includes:API DemosBluetooth ChatContact ManagerHomeJetBoyLunar LanderMultiple Resolutions Note PadSearchable DictionarySnakeSoft KeyboardWiktionary Wiktionary (Simplified)The Android dev team has also taken their most popular developer blog posts and turned them into a series of technical articles ranging in scope from backward compatibility issues and future-proofing apps to layout tricks and text-to-speech uses.Currently, around 10,000 applications exist in the Android Market as compared to the (roughly) eleventy bajillion apps in the Apple App Store. Hopefully, these resources will help this open-source mobile development platform take off, allowing Android’s available applications to become a selling point for Android-powered devices rather than a point ceded to Apple in the smartphone wars.center_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementlast_img read more