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#BeautyGoals: Rekha and Sridevi together in the most ageless picture of all time

first_imgLooking like the glamazon that she is, veteran actress Rekha was honoured at the 3rd National Yash Chopra Memorial Award for her contribution to the film industry.While we would love to see more of the actress on-screen, for now, our eyes were firmly glued to shots of Sridevi and Rekha chilling together at the ceremony. Both the actresses looked their flawless best while they sat together to give us the most ageless photo of all time.Also read:Rekha in denims is a sight we absolutely loveRocking her trademark red lip, the 61-year-old Rekha managed to absolutely smother in gold. Had it been somebody else, we would have not shied away from cracking a Bappi da joke or two but with Rekha, it was completely on point. Picture courtesy: Yogen ShahSridevi, on the other hand, took a more subtle route. The 52-year-old actress was dressed in a threadwork Sabyasachi saree, with Kashmiri embroidery. From sporting top international brands to looking enviously gorgeous in her Sabyasachis and Manish Malhotras over the years, Sridevi’s style has taken a turn for the better. Considering how we’ve seen her dressed in the past, especially during the pinnacle of her career, we would pick the current Sridevi over her younger version any day, style wise. Not that we can blame Sridevi, because sartorially the ’80s have to be the worst decade for Bollywood.Picture courtesy: Yogen ShahLooking at these age-defying stunners in one frame is really something, no? Honestly, seeing these two together, we are already thinking about our future #BeautyGoals and yes #SareeGoals too.advertisementPicture courtesy: Yogen Shahlast_img read more

Best days lie ahead for this England team despite World Cup final flop

first_imgThe mind also rewinds to the Randolph Hotel in Oxford on the last day of February 2018. The previous Saturday England had been unceremoniously beaten by Scotland at Murrayfield. On the train down to Manchester after the game England’s coach had been abused by drunk fans and was still in contemplative mood. “I’m not a magician, mate,” he said, using the All Blacks’ long wait for a World Cup success under Graham Henry as an example of the need for patience. “It took New Zealand eight years to fix it – we’re trying to do it in four so everything’s a bit more difficult for us.”Twenty months later the national side are in much rosier shape and certainly more fulfilled than when they bowed out in the 2015 pool stages. No one will be remotely keen to play them in the 2020 Six Nations – they kick off against France at Twickenham on Sunday 2 February – and there is self-evidently further room for growth. The majority of the squad will still be around for the 2023 World Cup in France and Sinckler, Maro Itoje, Owen Farrell, the Vunipola brothers, Jamie George, George Ford, Henry Slade, Elliot Daly and Anthony Watson could all have 80 caps plus by then. Share on Messenger Twitter Twitter Facebook Share on Twitter Eddie Jones calls South Africa worthy winners but is silent on future Since you’re here… Facebook Share on Facebook Share on WhatsApp Read more Share on LinkedIn South Africa rugby team Huge credit, clearly, needs to be given to South Africa who, by contrast, were obviously galvanised by the occasion. Plenty of teams would also love to be in England’s position, with a silver medal to reward four years of sweat-soaked sacrifice. And yet. Mention the word Yokohama to an English player or supporter for the foreseeable future and there will be an instinctive wince about what might have been.It will be the same for Jones, who instead of being crowned master of the rugby universe has lost two World Cup finals as a head coach. He could only shrug his shoulders. “I’ve been coaching 23 years, it happens periodically. You think you’ve got a team right and ready to go and for some reason they don’t perform to the level you expect. Why? I’ve spoken to a lot of experienced coaches about it and everyone says the same thing, you just don’t know. You’re better off just putting that game to the side and getting on with it.” Pinterest Share via Email Whether Jones will still be around urging them on in 2023 remains the subject of talks between him and Bill Sweeney, the Rugby Football Union’s chief executive. He is already teasing the media – “You’re so lucky because you’ve got me for another two years, guys. How good is that?” – but a number of his coaching assistants will be moving on. Nor is the conveyor belt of young talent as richly stacked with obvious world-class potential as the rapid rise of Tom Curry and Sam Underhill has latterly made it look.There is no guarantee for the RFU, in other words, that four more years of the demanding Jones will yield a golden pot at the end of the rainbow. France, as hosts, will be strong, the Springboks have now rediscovered their mojo and the All Blacks will be hungry for revenge. Relevant or not, South Africa’s triumph under the super-smart Rassie Erasmus also again ensured that no nation with a coach from overseas has won a World Cup.The outstanding job Erasmus has done in rebuilding the Springboks within two years, assisted by his inspired choice of captain and the unifying motto Stronger Together, underlines that hiring a big name is not always the answer for a union wanting to beat the world. More significant is the strength of the bond between the team and its public; the powerful energy generated can be as crucial as tactical guile.Jones, by his own admission, is not a magician and England, as the final proved, have no divine right to fairytale endings. Equally, though, the 2019 squad are mostly young. It will be scant consolation right now but their best days still lie ahead. … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Support The Guardian Rugby World Cup: South Africa surge to glory as England fall short Rugby World Cup 2019 It is the abrupt finality of World Cups that makes them so brutal. As the Springboks danced beneath a shower of golden ticker tape, celebrating a victory which will resonate far beyond Africa’s rugby pitches, England’s players stood silently in the shadows trying to rationalise what had occurred. It may take a while because Saturday’s final was among the more disappointing endgames in red-rose history.Whatever happened to the likely lads who left New Zealand looking equally glassy-eyed and helpless on this same stretch of turf the previous week? Where did all their oomph go when it mattered? What was the invisible virus that seemed to have drained legs and dulled minds, even before the concussed Kyle Sinckler’s unfortunate early departure? Even Eddie Jones, who has an answer for everything, seemed baffled. Read more features Share on Pinterest Topics Rugby union England rugby union team Pinterest Maybe, but Warren Gatland’s cautionary words following the All Blacks match suddenly felt prescient. “We have seen in previous World Cups that teams sometimes play their final in semi-finals and don’t always turn up for a final,” murmured the Wales coach. “It will be interesting to see how England are next week.” Top coaches like Gatland know from bitter experience that rebooting a side after a huge victory is not as reliably straightforward as it should be.It certainly did not help that England arrived at the stadium barely an hour before kick-off, some 25 minutes late, after underestimating the traffic from their Tokyo hotel. They were late for the coin toss and played catch-up all night. A World Cup final is not the moment to be mentally still lacing up your boots as the game kicks off.Quite how injury-free one or two key men were is another nagging imponderable. Jonny May did not look the same player after tweaking a hamstring against Australia in the quarter-finals and several others emptied the tank so completely against the All Blacks they were running on the fumes. At this rarified level, games hinge on tiny margins and a highly motivated, hard-core Springbok pack took full advantage.There is no particular shame in that; South Africa were so dominant and secure within the rigid framework of their physical gameplan it is hard to imagine anyone would have denied them on this particular day. Essentially they did to England what Jones’s team had done to New Zealand and what the All Blacks had done to Ireland. Rugby has always been a momentum-heavy game but good sides who take an early grip are now increasingly hard to overhaul.And how many people were unequivocally tipping England to win the tournament before it started? In the final analysis their campaign panned out almost exactly as might have been anticipated: spells of brilliance interspersed with a frustrating tendency to take their foot off the gas. Jones suggested his players had overcome that precise problem after their 38-38 draw with Scotland at Twickenham in March but it would appear there is work still to do. Reuse this content Rugby World Cup South Africa’s Rassie Erasmus again ensured that no nation with a head coach from overseas has ever won a World Cup. Photograph: Tom Jenkins/The Guardian England’s head coach, Eddie Jones, will have talks with Bill Sweeney, the Rugby Football Union’s chief executive, about his future. Photograph: Tom Jenkins/The Guardianlast_img read more

NLRB Upholds Ruling against ICTSI Oregon Longshoremen

first_imgzoom The United States National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has affirmed the decision of an administrative law judge that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU International) and ILWU Local 8 violated federal labor law by engaging in coercive activity directed against port operator ICTSI Oregon, Inc. at Port of Portland’s Terminal 6. The NLRB concluded that, between September 2012 and June 2013, ILWU members worked in a deliberately slow manner and otherwise interfered with productivity at Terminal 6 and that the ILWU International and Local 8 were responsible for this illegal conduct.” By inducing and encouraging, since September 2012, longshoremen employed by ICTSI Oregon, Inc. at the Port of Portland to unnecessarily operate cranes and drive trucks in a slow and nonproductive manner, refuse to hoist cranes in bypass mode, and refuse to move two 20-foot containers at a time on older carts, in order to force or require ICTSI and carriers who call at terminal 6 to cease doing business with the Port, Respondents ILWU and Local 8 have engaged in unfair labor practices affecting commerce within the meaning of Section 8(b)(4)(i)(B) and Section 2(6) and (7) of the Act,” the Board said.According to the decision, the appropriate remedy for the violations found is an order requiring the ILWU and Local 8 to cease and desist from engaging in such unlawful secondary conduct.Like Judge Schmidt’s previous order, this order, if adopted by the Board and enforced by a court of appeals, may provide a basis for seeking contempt sanctions against the Unions in the event of subsequent unlawful secondary conduct. “The importance of this ruling should not be underestimated. Once again, the NLRB, a neutral federal agency charged with enforcing the nation’s labor laws, has found that the ILWU’s slowdowns and other efforts to interfere with production at Terminal 6 were illegal,” says Elvis Ganda, President and CEO of ICTSI Oregon.“It is time for the ILWU to accept the validity of the NLRB’s decisions and to work in a constructive manner with both ICTSI Oregon and the Port of Portland to get Terminal 6 back to full productivity, which is critical to our region’s economy.”ICTSI is the largest port operator in the Philippines and has a portfolio of 29 container terminal operations in 21 countries across six continents.last_img read more

Rickmers Wants to Merge with E.R. Schiffahrt

first_imgzoom Rickmers Holding AG and E.R. Capital Holding GmbH & Cie. KG are reviewing a potential merger of their shipmanagement units – Rickmers Maritime Services and E.R. Schiffahrt – into a global joint venture.The companies have signed a declaration of intent to create a new company that would manage around 220 vessels.The joint statement said that the aim is to “pool strengths in a highly competitive market to further promote expansion of the shipmanagement business and increase the new company’s capabilities.” “The review process will take several weeks. As soon as a decision has been reached, the groups will provide further information,” the statement further reads. The two companies pointed out that potential merger of the two shipmanagement units would not have any impact on the terms of the corporate bond issued by Rickmers Holding AG and listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Furthermore, based on the current assessment, the merger would not require modifications to be made to the forecast for financial year 2016, which was recently published by the Rickmers Group on 30 March 2016.last_img read more

I would be thrilled if Neymar came back says Messi

first_imgBarcelona: Barcelona captain Lionel Messi would be “thrilled” if Neymar returned to the Catalan side but insisted they could still win trophies without the Brazilian. In an interview with the Catalan newspaper Sport this week, Messi said the return of Neymar, who was at Barca from 2013 and 2017 when he left for Paris Saint-Germain, could only strengthen the Spanish champions. “I would be thrilled if Neymar came back,” said the Argentine. “I understand that not everyone agrees. That’s normal after everything that happened around Ney, the way in which he left, the way he abandoned us. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh”But when you look at the sporting angle, for me Neymar is one of the best players in the world and obviously would improve our chances of getting the results we want.” The summer transfer window saw an on-off soap opera surrounding the 27-year-old’s apparent desire to leave PSG, who paid a world record 222 million euros in 2017, with Barcelona and Real Madrid both linked. Ultimately he stayed in the French capital, at least for the time being. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later”I am not disappointed,” said Messi. “I would have liked it if he had come and been with us but, as I have said, we have an exceptional squad to challenge for every title, even without him.” Messi denied reports he had used his influence to try and force the Barcelona board to push through the deal. “Here, it is not me that gives the orders,” he said. “We never said that he had to be brought in. We didn’t make any demands.” “I don’t know if the club (Barcelona) wanted it to happen. What I do know is that Neymar really wanted it. But I understand it is very difficult to negotiate with PSG.” Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu said on Friday Neymar “did everything” to force through a return to the Camp Nou in the close season, but his club could “not meet” the French champions’ demands.last_img read more

Sara Rue To Host Gatsby Gala

first_imgNon-profit organization Face Forward are pleased to announce that renown actress Sara Rue will host the upcoming A Gatsby Affair Gala.Miss Rue is widely known for her work on critically acclaimed television shows such as Popular, Less Than Perfect, Rules Of Engagement and Malibu Country.Miss Rue said of her hosting engagement, “I’m happy and humbled to host Face Forward’s event this year! They are an incredible organization. The work they do is truly empowering and inspiring. I’m so honored to be a part of it.”This Face Forward 4th Annual charity gala will once again place the spotlight on the important global issue of domestic and gang violence. The “A Gatsby Affair” themed gala is to be held on September 28th, 2013 at the luxurious Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows in Santa Monica, California.The Gala will be honoring Dr. Phil McGraw & his wife Robin plus ONEHOPE wine founder/CEO Jake Kloberdanz. Grammy winning artist Macy Gray will be performing on this wonderful evening along with the talented X Factor star Stacy Francis.The star-studded red carpet event will consist of a stunning outdoor cocktail reception, silent auction, live musical entertainment and Gatsby themed entertainment. This is to be followed by a gourmet dinner and the awards ceremony.Specialty Auction items:This year’s gala is also proud to announce that they have terrific auction items that are set to raise much-needed funds to help change the lives of those affected by domestic violence. Items include the pool table from the Tom Cruise/Paul Newman blockbuster movie, The Color of Money, concert tickets to Josh Groban & Depeche Mode, breakfast with living legend Larry King, a Sharon Stone gown, music greats Elvis Costello & Elton John have kindly signed a guitar donated by Infiniti. Guests can also bid on luxurious trips to Thailand, Greek Islands and Venice, Italy! An astounding live auction item was kindly donated by Turkish Airlines, who continue to support the Face Forward message and gave 2 International business class airline tickets to Turkey or anywhere else in the world, including a five star hotel stay. Priceless antiques, paintings, sports memorabilia and seasonal gift baskets will ensure that the silent & live auction provides something for everybody.Face Forward founder Mrs. Deborah Alessi said, “Our auctions are very important to us, we work all year round and are extremely grateful for all the donations and input. These items all add up to a very special amount, not only in dollars, but the value and possibilities they create to change lives, now that is money well spent in my book.”Confirmed title sponsors of the upcoming event include Torrey Pines Bank who are the official sponsors of the Face Forward kick off party on Sep 18th. Loyal partners include the Alessi Institute who provide pro bono reconstructive surgery by renown surgeon Dr. David Alessi, The Specialty Surgery Center donates the operation room facility, the Maple Counseling Center counsels patients pre and post surgery, Safe Passages are a locally run domestic/gang violence support group who also help accommodate and provide Face Forward with patients.Face Forward founder and CEO Mrs. Deborah Alessi founded Face Forward in 2007. Mrs. Alessi is a survivor of domestic violence and a true advocate of this worthy cause. To help other survivors get a second chance at life, Mrs. Alessi recruited her husband and renowned facial reconstructive surgeon Dr. David Alessi M.D. The couple work constantly to help victim ‘face forward’ to the rest of their lives. Face Forward is a 501© non-profit organization.last_img read more

Iron Ore workers remain on strike after rejecting latest offer

first_imgLABRADOR CITY, N.L. – Iron Ore Company of Canada workers in Labrador City remain on strike after rejecting the company’s latest offer.United Steelworkers Union Local 5795 says 76.5 per cent of the workers who voted Tuesday rejected the offer.No details about the latest rejected offer were immediately available.The Labrador City strike began on March 27 after the workers turned down an earlier offer from the company.Wayne Fraser, the union’s Ontario-Atlantic director, previously said at the time that the Iron Ore Company of Canada had “unnecessarily forced a strike” over such fundamental issues as seniority rights.Local 5795 president George Kean said in mid-March that while the final offer had moved off its demand for concessions and the right to contract out jobs held by union members, it was not enough to avert a strike by the company’s 1,000 employees.Kean said the workers were also seeking wage and benefit increases in line with industry standards.IOC is 59 per cent-owned by Australia-based mining giant Rio Tinto Ltd.last_img read more

Bid adieu to ‘missing MP’, Irani asks Amethi voters

first_imgAmethi (UP): Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani, pitted against Congress president Rahul Gandhi at his home turf here, Sunday appealed to voters to give farewell to their neither-seen-nor-heard, “missing MP”.Addressing an election meeting in Dharai under Amethi assembly segment, Irani exhorted voters to bid adieu to their MP, saying give “bidai” (farewell) to the “namdar” and send a “kamal” (lotus- BJP poll symbol) to New Delhi from Amethi this time. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Talking on development, Irani said despite Rahul Gandhi consistently “abusing” Prime Minister Narendra Modi and calling him a “chor” (thief), the prime minister has never discriminated against development of Amethi. The textiles minister also sought to sweeten her appeal with a promise to Amethi voters on behalf of the prime minister to get sugar at Rs 13 a kg on the BJP coming to power again in the Centre. Attacking Gandhi, Irani said, “The missing MP comes here once in five years when the nomination papers has to be filed. Had it not been mandatory to personally file the papers, he would not have come here (at all).” Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KAlleging that Gandhi has not even used his MPLAD fund on development of Amethi in the last 15 years she said, “I am sure the leader who is neither seen here nor heard in the Parliament will surely be given a farewell this time.” “I have come with a message of Modiji. He has asked you all to strengthen the BJP and on (the BJP) coming to power, get sugar at Rs 13 a kilo,” she said, adding the sweetener. Talking on the issue of Amethi’s development, she said, “Rahul Gandhi abuses the prime minister branding him chor but Modiji has never discriminated against Amethi on the issue of development.” “Modiji understands the problems of women and that is why he has got built two lakh toilets here and given more than one lakh gas connections while during the Congress government, people used to take bribe even for providing gas coupons,” she said.last_img read more

Euro2016: 35 Injured in Clashes Between fans in Marseille

Marseille – 35 people have been wounded on Saturday in clashes that erupted between England and Russia soccer fans before and after a match at the European Championship, police said.Regional police chief Laurent Nunez said that most of the injuries were minor.French authorities have been on the defensive after media broadcast live scenes of brutal fighting at the Old Port in Marseille and surrounding side streets ahead of Saturday’s game between England and Russia. Speaking to Europe 1 radio, French Socialist leader Jean-Christophe Cambadelis defended his country’s law enforcement, blaming the violence on “drunken cretins.” With MAP

Hong Kong Company Seeks to Buy SAMIR Oil Refinery

Rabat – A Hong Kong-based company has expressed its interest in the buyback of the SAMIR oil refinery. While the proposed amount was deemed insufficient Moroccan oil company, a site visit was scheduled and a proper proposal is pending approval.According to sources cited by news outlet Media24, the Chinese group met on Monday with the judge commissioner in charge of the liquidation of the SAMIR to inquire about a possible buyback.Media24 specified however that the meeting only resulted in “a manifestation of verbal interest.” The website added that their authorized source explained that “the amount proposed is well below the range of offers initiated by serious competitors,” which had beensettled as between MAD 25 and 30 billion by the judge. Abderrafi Bouhamria, the judge commissioner on the case, told Media24 that the Hong Kong investor sent his technical staff for a site visit with the syndic. According Bouhamria, “the company must have a clear idea of ??the refinery and prepare its file accordingly before submitting a written offer to the judge-commissioner.”“At this point, they have not yet contacted the judge-in-chief, and the trustee has indicated that they need at least a week to submit an official offer. Otherwise, their offer would be rejected for sure,” Bouhamria told Media 24.Since the announcement of the liquidation of the SAMIR, several companies have expressed their interest in the buyback of the refinery. However, very few developed a written proposal mainly due to the guarantees demanded for the buyback, which must be deposits issued by a Moroccan bank or a consequent advance paid in cash or by certified check.However, since these deposits are so difficult to obtain, the judge-commissioner suggested another option: deposit a percentage of the total offer in cash or by certified check.The amount of the guarantee, which is more of an advance on revenues, will be negotiated according to the provisions and capacities of the candidate. If, given the amounts offered, the amount of the deposit does not appear to be binding (1 percent of the total amount), the amount of the advance claimed will probably be higher.Other solutions have been submitted by the investors in hopes of solving the situation, but most have been rejected by the judge-commissioner for reasons of legal certainty. read more

Gov. Mills signs onto power line after CMP sweetens pot

PORTLAND, Maine — Thanks to a proposal for $258 million in incentives, Democratic Gov. Janet Mills announced Thursday she’s giving her support to a 145-mile transmission line that would supply hydropower from Canada to electricity consumers in Massachusetts.The $1 billion New England Clean Energy Connect will reduce the region’s reliance on fossil fuels and reduce electricity costs in the region at no cost to Mainers, Mills said.“I ran for the office of governor with a promise to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, to address our carbon footprint and to accept the challenge of preventing and mitigating climate change,” the governor said in a statement. “We cannot afford to do nothing.”The Central Maine Power project would provide a conduit for hydropower from Canada to reach Massachusetts to meet its green energy goals.On Thursday, CMP filed a document with state regulators with additional incentives including $140 million for rate relief for retail customers, $50 million for low-income energy customers, $15 million to subsidize heat pump purchases and $15 million for electric vehicle charging stations.The new incentives were enough for Mills to authorize her energy office to support the proposal. Also signing on to the deal was the Conservation Law Foundation.Supporters say the project would provide electricity for 1 million homes and drive down electricity rates for all of New England.Critics say it would spoil vast tracts of wilderness and harm Maine’s homegrown green power initiatives, like solar and wind power. The Natural Resources Council of Maine contends the project has failed to show that there would be a reduction in greenhouse emissions.The New England Clean Energy Connect calls for building a high-voltage power line from Mount Beattie Township on the Canadian border to the regional power grid in Lewiston.Much of the project calls for widening existing corridors, but a new swath would have to be cut through a 50-mile segment of wilderness in western Maine. The utility already agreed to route the lines underneath the Kennebec River Gorge because of concerns raised by environmentalists.Central Maine Power’s proposal was selected by regulators in Massachusetts after New Hampshire officials pulled the plug on the controversial Northern Pass project.David Sharp, The Associated Press read more

UN agency expresses concern over Chinas deportation of young refugee

“The news of this and other deportations has created considerable anxiety among the refugees in Beijing who have told us they are feeling very intimidated by these activities,” UNHCR spokesperson Jennifer Pagonis told reporters in Geneva. Ms. Pagonis said the agency has made it clear to Chinese authorities that any deportation of refugees must scrupulously observe the 1951 Refugee Convention, to which China is a party. Also, depending on the circumstances, such action may violate the treaty’s non-refoulement provision. There had been 15 deportations in total from China this year of refugees from Iraq, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, according to the agency. “From a security perspective UNHCR appreciates that particular vigilance is needed during this period of preparation for the 2008 Olympics,” stated Ms. Pagonis. “We are ready to discuss acceptable arrangements which are sensitive to these concerns but which preserve necessary conditions of protection for persons in need,” she added. UNHCR currently takes care of some 180 refugees – mostly from southwest Asia, the Middle East and Africa – in mainland China. 8 April 2008The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has expressed its concern over China’s deportation of a 17-year-old male refugee from Pakistan who was returned to his country of origin after being taken from his home in Beijing last week. read more

Derrick Rose steals the show LeBron Cavs take the game

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls meet for an NBA preseason game Oct. 20 at the Schottenstein Center. Cleveland won, 107-98. Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorEven though it wasn’t a regular season game, NBA action at the Schottenstein Center was in full swing as the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Chicago Bulls on Monday night, 107-98.The player many people undoubtedly came to see — Cavs forward LeBron James — did not disappoint as the Akron native totaled 18 points on 6-of-11 shooting to go along with seven rebounds and six assists in 32 minutes of play.James said playing in front of the Central Ohio crowd was special.“It was great, it was great to be here. It is great to have these fans and for us to put on a show for them,” James said.Cavaliers coach David Blatt said even though it was an exhibition game, he thought the matchup was played at a high level.“It’s no big thing, obviously this is just an exhibition game, but certainly a good level game for fans to see,” Blatt said. “We had a full crowd here in Columbus, and the people got their money’s worth and both teams played hard and played pretty well.”Get their money’s worth they did, as the Cavs weren’t the only ones putting on a show for the sellout crowd of 19,049.Bulls guard Derrick Rose, who has missed nearly two full seasons because of multiple knee injuries, exploded for 16 points in the second quarter, bringing the crowd at the Schottenstein to its feet multiple times. He totaled 30 points on 12-18 shooting for the game despite only playing 24 minutes.James said although Rose dissected the Cavs defense for most of the night, he was happy and unsurprised to see the former Memphis Tiger playing to his ability again.“I watched him all summer. Watched him in their practices when they were in Vegas, and I payed attention to him over the preseason,” James said. “As a league, as a fan, it is great to have him back and him playing at a high level.”Blatt said he agreed with his star forward and commented on how tough it is to stop Rose.“Do you have any ideas? I dont know what to do with that guy,” Blatt said following the game. “He is pretty good. As a basketball person, and as a lover of this sport, it was great to see him back.”Rose’s point-guard counterpart — the Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving — also impressed, as the Duke product finished with a team-high 28 points on 10-of-19 shooting to go along with seven assists in 39 minutes of play.Cleveland newcomer and former Minnesota Timberwolves’ player Kevin Love struggled with his shot against the Bulls as he finished 2-for-10 from the field and was the only Cavaliers starter who didn’t score in double figures with just nine points to finish.Despite Love’s struggles, James said it was good to get extended minutes with Love and Irving for the first time during the preseason.“We have limited time on the floor, but I think tonight was a good example of what we can do,” James said. “That was the closest to 48 minutes we have played in the preseason. Kyrie played a great game, Kev’s shot was off a little bit, but I think he had a great game with 13 rebounds.”Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao picked up the slack as he came out firing on all cylinders in the first half. He scored 16 points on 8-of-10 shooting to help boost Cleveland to a 51-49 halftime lead. He finished with 22 points on the night.Blatt said following the game that he was pleased with how his team performed as a whole.“What I really liked obviously about tonight was that we had Kevin, Kyrie, LeBron on the floor at the same time,” Blatt said. “We got a fair view of that tonight, and I thought that went pretty well. Overall, I think the Cavaliers are taking strides in the correct direction.”The Cavaliers are set to play their preseason finale Wednesday against the Memphis Grizzlies at the FedExForum in Memphis before they are scheduled to begin their regular season at home Oct. 30 against the New York Knicks. read more

Bradley Lowerys classmates perform beautiful song in his memory

first_imgBradley Lowery with Jermain DefoeCredit:Getty  “My brave boy has went with the angels today, in mammy and daddies arms surrounded by his family,” they wrote.“He was our little superhero and put the biggest fight up but he was needed elsewhere.“There are no words to describe how heart broken we are.Thank you everyone for all your support and kind words. Sleep tight baby boy and fly high with them angels.” Bradley Lowrey  Bradley Lowrey at the Stadium of Light Credit:Getty  Bradley Lowery’s classmates have paid tribute to the six-year-old with a beautiful rendition of his charity song.Pupils at Blackhall Colliery Primary School, in Hartlepool, sang ‘Smile For Bradley’ in his memory, which hit No. 3 in the iTunes chart last month, at a moving assembly. It was captured by the Hartlepool Mail, with the post attracting thousands of comments. One wrote: “You are all superheroes. Bradley would have been so proud of you all.”“Wow, I have shivers, so beautiful. Bless all those children and teachers. Bradley will be watching and so proud,” wrote another.“Well done boys and girls – the singing was beautiful,” wrote user Claire Mottram. The avid Sunderland fan and mascot died on July 7 after a battle with neuroblastoma, a rare cancer which affects fewer than 100 children in the UK each year.His parents also posted a heartfelt tribute to their son on Facebook: Bradley Lowery with Jermain Defoe 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.last_img read more

Airobotics raises more funds as it looks for further autonomous drone growth

first_imgOne month on from launching its North American headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona, automated drone startup Airobotics has announced a $30 million fundraising plan.The M Series D round of funding, led by Pavilion Capital, will bring its total capital raised to $101 million.The new round of funding will be used to further scale Airobotics operations in the US and Australia, plus to continue servicing the mining industry and other industrial facilities globally, Airobotics said.Ran Krauss, CEO and Co-Founder of Airobotics, said: “We have a strong business pipeline and, to keep up with demand for our technology, we are continuing to expand operations across the countries in which we operate, specifically our new headquarters in the US.“Additionally, the new funding will drive our continuous work with Aviation Authorities to obtain BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line of Sight) Certificate of Waiver in every geography we operate in, including in the US.”Airobotics is the first and only drone solution worldwide certified to fly without a human operator.last_img read more

Pour préserver votre cerveau contre la démence soyez bilingue

first_imgPour préserver votre cerveau contre la démence soyez bilingueUne récente étude publiée aux Etats-Unis le 18 février montre qu’être bilingue doperait les capacités mentales de chacun, et protégerait également l’être humain contre la démence.L’étude américaine a montré l’impact sur le cerveau de l’apprentissage d’une nouvelle langue à l’âge adulte, ainsi que les avantages d’être complètement bilingue. Ainsi, parler plusieurs langues permettrait d’accroitre ses capacités mentales, et réduirait également les risques de développer avec l’âge une forme de démence. Ellen Bialystock, qui a mené cette étude, a ainsi expliqué à la presse : “Des expériences menées auprès d’adultes bilingues plus âgés indiquent que […] le bilinguisme pourrait avoir un effet protecteur contre la maladie d’Alzheimer ou d’autres formes de démence”. Lors de la conférence de l’Association américaine pour la promotion de la science, elle a ajouté : “Plus une personne a été longtemps bilingue, plus elle parle couramment sa deuxième langue”, plus ses capacités mentales se maintiennent.Cette étude s’est basée sur le cas de 211 personnes atteintes de la maladie d’Alzheimer. Parmi elles, 102 étaient bilingues et 109 non. Si on se base sur l’âge de diagnostic de la maladie, il apparait ainsi que la maladie d’Alzheimer s’est déclaré 4,3 ans plus tard chez les personnes capables de parler une seconde langue, que chez les individus monolingue. Et Ellen Bialystock de préciser qu’à 50 ou 60 ans, les bénéfices de l’apprentissage d’une seconde langue sont indiscutables, même si l’on ne devient pas bilingue.Le 21 février 2011 à 15:20 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Troopers Say Skier Dead in Alaska Avalanche

first_imgAlaska State Troopers say a man died after being caught in an avalanche while skiing.Troopers say the victim of the avalanche that was reported Saturday evening is tentatively identified as 35-year-old Eric Peterson of Delta Junction.Troopers say 63-year-old Michael Hopper was skiing with Peterson when they were caught in the avalanche in the Rainbow Mountains near the Richardson Highway.Hopper told authorities it took him 2-to-3 hours to dig himself out and once he was free, he found Peterson’s glove. He then dug into the snow and found Peterson dead.According to troopers, Hopper flagged down a passing motorist on the highway and contacted troopers.Troopers were among responders to the scene, where conditions are unstable with heavy snow.Conditions will be evaluated before a body recovery is attempted.last_img read more

Former Justice Fabe reflects on her time on the Alaska Supreme Court

first_imgAfter nearly 30 years on the bench, former Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice Dana Fabe has retired. She was the first woman to serve on and lead the state’s high court. Fabe spoke with APRN’s Lori Townsend earlier this summer and reflected on the changes she’s seen since she first became a judge in 1988. She was appointed to the state’s supreme court in 1996.Listen nowGovernor Walker, Justice Susan Carney from Fairbanks, and Justice Dana Fabe from Anchorage. Fabe retired from the Alaska Supreme Court June 1st. (Photo by Wesley Early, APRN – Anchorage)FABE: I can say, with assurance, that the Alaska Supreme Court is one of the most collegial, collaborative courts in the country. I think that, unlike the United States Supreme Court where people can predict, sometimes based on the make up of the court, that it’s going to be a 5-4 split and what that 5-4 split is going to be. I think our court is much less predictable because we really try to analyze the cases for the first time with each other in the room so that you can really listen to your colleagues and although I may have the same take on a case after I have finished my conference with my colleagues, as I did when I went into the conference room, I never left the conference room without being more informed and having some new insight provided by one of my fellow justices.TOWNSEND: You’ve also advocated for a stronger relationship between the state courts and tribal courts. What progress would you say there has been in that regard, and what remains to be done?FABE: Well, I think we have made progress. You know, my first term as Chief Justice, 2000-03, we invited tribal judges to attend our state judicial conference in the fall. And we learned together about the cases that we share as judges: child custody and child protection cases. I think those joint training programs have been a wonderful for our state court judges to meet their tribal court counterparts and colleagues. And to discuss issues of mutual concern, and then I will say the Supreme Court’s rule that it passed to really institutionalize the restorative justice system into our criminal justice system. In particular, the restorative justice system implemented by tribal courts and tribal entities has been a huge step forward.TOWNSEND: You’ve been an advocate for more diversity on the bench to better reflect the community, and ensuring that for people who English is not their first language understand court proceedings. When did you first get started with that work and how has it advanced in these years?FABE: You know, I’ve chaired now the Fairness Diversity and Equality committee for many years and that committee has one of its mission to increase diversity on the bench because a diverse bench which reflects the community is so important. The community members are going to have so much more trust and confidence in a court that reflects the community itself and it’s very difficult to see the principles of equal justice at work if there’s no diversity on the bench.TOWNSEND: How do you think we’re doing in that respect in the state?FABE: I feel very heartened that Governor Walker’s first few appointments to the bench have been very diverse appointments and I think it’s wonderful that Governor Walker appointed an African American judge to the Superior Court, only the second African American judge to serve on the Superior Court here in Anchorage. He appointed a woman Superior Court judge in Judge Crosby. Before Judge Crosby’s appointment, out of 18 Superior Court judges in Anchorage we were down to one woman. Again when I was appointed to the bench in 1988, there were three of us out of ten. 30%. And we were down to one woman out of 18.TOWNSEND: When you reflect on the growth you’ve seen in 20 years, more than 20 years, what would you like to see the court system in Alaska look like in 20 more years.FABE: I’m hoping that the court continues on a mission to make sure that when people come into the court, they feel that they understand what’s happening, and that they feel really supported by the court system in the sense that all of the tools tat they need in order to present their case to the judge are explained to them.last_img read more

1 tax on cash purchase of gold jewellery rolled back

first_imgIn response to the government withdrawing the 1 percent tax on cash purchase of gold jewellery, share prices of companies such as PC Jeweller and Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri (TBZ) rose on Tuesday despite the Sensex falling by about 80 points.The PC Jeweller stock was up 1.30 percent at Rs. 366.50, while TBZ shares were trading with a gain of 5.63 percent at Rs. 67.50 a piece at around 11.25 a.m. on the BSE. Titan shares were, however, trading with losses.Earlier on Monday, the government reversed a decision to impose 1 percent tax on cash purchases of gold jewellery of up to Rs. 2 lakh and above with effect from June 1. The limit has been restored to the earlier Rs. 5 lakh, reported the Financial Express.The S&P BSE Sensex was trading with losses on Tuesday, reversing a five-day gaining streak. The 30-scrip index opened with gains over 100 points, but sentiments turned bearish later. At 11.50 a.m., the Sensex was trading at 26,654, a decline of 73 points. Sun Pharma was the biggest Sensex loser, down 5.85 percent, followed by GAIL (India), Infosys and TCS. On the other hand, Tata Motors was the biggest Sensex gainer at 6.84 percent.In the evening, the government will be coming out with March quarter GDP numbers. The consensus figure is 7.5 percent, higher than 7.3 percent in the preceding quarter. A Reuters poll has also estimated the growth rate for March quarter at 7.5 percent.Howeve, DBS Bank analyst projected a growth rate of 7.1 percent.last_img read more