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first_imgCONTRIBUTED PHOTO/STEPHEN TANBACOLOD CITY—Stephan Schrock couldn’t have picked a bigger, more important match to make up for all the time he missed away from Ceres-Negros.On another magical night at a packed Panaad Stadium, OJ Porteria and Manny Ott delivered the goals, while Schrock provided the steel and creativity as the Busmen subdued Home United of Singapore, 2-0, to rule the Asean zonal stage of the AFC Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo The victory completed a 3-2 win on aggregate and sent the Busmen to the inter-zonal semifinals against Istiklol of Tajikistan starting Aug. 22 in Dushanbe. Ceres will host the second leg on Sept. 12.“We left it all out there on the pitch” said Schrock, who rejoined the team in April, which meant he was only added to the squad for the zonal finals. “We put in the performance of our lives in this final. We deserve to make history for the club, the country and Southeast Asia.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsPorteria gave the Busmen an early lead on the away goals rule with a close-range volley off an Iain Ramsay cross in the second minute, before Ott’s superb free kick in the 41st minute doubled the advantage.The first half performance, where the hosts won a penalty that was wasted by Fernando Rodriguez and created a couple more clear-cut chances, was in stark contrast over their uninspired display in the 2-1 loss in the first leg last week. NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers View comments “It was a very important game and I’m just honored to be given a starting place,” Schrock said.“I had to prove that I deserve to start because my teammates have been sacrificing the past six months to get us to this stage. I owe it to my teammates and our supporters.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul But even with the visitors pushing men forward in the second half, the Busmen proved resolute, preserving a clean sheet for the first time in six matches.The Busmen broke down in tears upon hearing the final whistle and becoming the first team to rule the zonal stage, which started in February.And considering the fact that the club owned by Leorey Yanson was only a provincial powerhouse five years ago, the achievement was nevertheless impressive.Schrock worked tirelessly on both ends, winning 14 duels and creating five chances in a dynamic display that reminded why he was once a regular in the top-flight in Germany.The midfield maestro said he was merely making up for lost time.ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side MOST READcenter_img LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 Gonzales wins as Frayna falterslast_img read more

first_imgHuawei is making sure its second coming in India is here to stay. After a successful launch of the Huawei P20 Pro, the company is all set to bring the Huawei Mate 20 Pro to the country on November 27. Huawei has sent out media invites for the launch of the Mate 20 Pro and this will also mark the first time the company is bringing its Mate-series to India. The Mate 20 Pro is a feature-packed phone that is powered by a 7nm-based Kirin 980 SoC, bears triple rear cameras and supports 40W fast charging, among other things.The Huawei Mate 20 Pro was first announced in October in London alongside the regular Mate 20 and ate 20 X. As of now, we are not sure whether the company plans to bring the other two models to India. The Mate 20 Pro has a global price tag of EUR 1049 (approx Rs 89,100). This makes it an ultra-premium smartphone much like the iPhone XS Max. Huawei will likely price the device more competitively in India. What we know as of now is that the Mate 20 Pro will be an Amazon-exclusive device. With the Mate 20 Pro, Huawei has gone all out with the design, hardware and software features. The flagship sports a 6.39-inch QHD+ (1440×3120) OLED display. It is powered by the company’s latest Kirin 980 chipset that is based on a 7nm process and comes with dual NPU. The Mate 20 Pro is also offered with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage with support for expandability up to 256GB via microSD card.advertisementOne of the many highlights of the Mate 20 Pro is its triple rear camera system on the back that Leica-branded. The system includes a 40MP wide-angle lens with f/1.8 aperture, a 20MP Ultra wide-angle lense with f/2.2 aperture and an 8MP telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture. The cameras also support laser and phase detection auto focus as well as AIS (AI-based stabilisation). On the front, the Mate 20 Pro sports a 24MP 3D depth sensing camera.The dual-SIM Mate 20 Pro houses a 4,200mAh battery with 40W SuperCharge support. The Mate 20 Pro also supports 15W wireless charging support and Huawei will be bringing its wireless charger to India as well. Connectivity options for the Mate 20 Pro include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, GLONASS and USB Type-C support.last_img read more

first_imgIt sounds like I’m trying to justify Oklahoma State’s existence as an undefeated team … and maybe I am. But Oklahoma State is 30-6 at home since 2010 and now has three of four in Boone’s house with the College Football Playoff on the line.On Saturday @CowboyFB in a November matchup of unbeatens for the 1st time ever. The 2nd time ever could happen 2 weeks later. #okstate— Kevin Klintworth (@KKlintworth) November 2, 2015So those games against Kansas State and West Virginia and Texas that could have been losses (easily) — maybe instead they’ll serve as a reminder that Oklahoma State knows how to get it done late in conference play.“We’re very good in the second half of games,” Emmanuel Ogbah told the Oklahoman recently.  “We’ve had so many games like this, there was never any panic on the sideline,” added Austin Hays about the win over Texas Tech on Saturday.The General agreed.“After each one of these games, I just don’t think it’s possible, but we just keep doing it,” J.W. Walsh said. “It’s just unbelievable for our team to fight the way we fight. We just come together and play the way we play.”Raymond Taylor also agrees.“I love the fact that I’m with a team that won’t give up,” Taylor said. “(We) just keep going through, keep being confident and playing to win the game.”I think OSU is starting to believe that it is one of the 10 best teams in the country. That matters. But so does the iciness that comes with needing to beat three ranked teams late in a tense conference season.Baylor has had zero close games. OU has had zero close conference games. TCU has had a couple of close ones, but only one in which they needed a last-minute score for the win. OSU has had a host of them.Maybe that matters in November, maybe it doesn’t.But when the chips are down in college football’s greatest month, this team knows it can win close games no matter the opponent. The first two months have proven there’s no situation in which this squad will panic and change what it does. There’s no wayward play that can’t be solved by Glenn Spencer and Co. at halftime.This team sure sounds like it’s starting to kick destiny’s tires and maybe take her for a test drive or two.Man, it’s going to be some month, isn’t it? If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

first_imgFord v Ferrari is a great-looking, handsomely produced but tiringly acted and inert sports drama about two good ol’ boys from the self-admiring world of motor racing – which a character here wryly calls “turning left for four hours”. This picture goes straight ahead for two and a half.Based on a true story, it is crammed with unearned emotional moments and factory-built male characters whose dedication to their sport we are expected to find adorable and heroic by turns. This is a standard-issue, middleweight biopic-type film, which comes complete with the now mandatory three factual sentences over the closing credits and the black-and-white photographs of the real-life people involved looking less attractive than the Hollywood stars who played them. James Mangold directs, from a serviceable original script by playwright Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth and Jason Keller. Pinterest Share via Email Cup holder … Christian Bale as driver Ken Miles. Photograph: Merrick Morton/AP Toronto film festival Facebook Ford Bale’s performance is the polar opposite of Damon’s laid-back impersonation of Matt Damon. It is an actorly display: a spiky, gawky, angular and borderline-ridiculous collection of mannerisms, an accent that mixes Pete Postlethwaite with a bit of Noddy Holder and some body language that at times reminded me of Jack Douglas from the Carry On team. Bale drives along muttering, “Giddy-ap!” (Jodie Kidd did something similar behind the wheel when she was on Top Gear.)The film comes to life briefly in the sudden jolts and crashes that occur when fiercely competitive drivers bash into one another, and we realise that, unlike most other sports, motor racing is life-threateningly dangerous and was especially so in the 60s. So why are they doing it? Why is Miles pursuing something that could widow his beloved wife and make his son, Peter (Noah Jupe), fatherless. What has it all been for? The glory of the Ford motor company? Selfish speed thrills? It’s a mystery that is unsolved at the end of this blandly sentimental movie, which can’t reach out beyond the petrolhead fanbase. Twitter Topics Christian Bale Twitter Festivals First look review Facebook Reuse this content Pinterest Support The Guardian Since you’re here… Matt Damon Share on Messenger reviews Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest A relaxed Matt Damon brings his familiar, untroubled boyish charm to the role of Caroll Shelby, the racing-driver-turned-designer who was hired by Ford in the late 60s to put together a car and a team that would defeat Ferrari, those arrogant Italian artisans who presumed to think that their tiny little outfit had an artistry and flair superior to the corporate mass production of Ford.Christian Bale plays Ken Miles, the difficult, impulsive, grumpy but brilliant Brit hired by Shelby as his star driver – to the irritation of the pointy-headed, bean-counting suits at Ford, who want an obedient team player. Tracy Letts plays Henry Ford Jr with gusto and Josh Lucas plays Leo Beebe, his creepy assistant. Jon Berthal does what he can with the underwritten and underimagined role of Lee Iacocca, the Ford executive whose idea it evidently was in the first place for Ford to go into the glamorous but costly world of motor racing.The person with the most thankless role is Caitriona Balfe, who has to play Miles’s adoring wife, Mollie. She doesn’t have that much to do, and this is very much a guys’ film. At one stage, an irritable Beebe tells Shelby that Miles has the wrong attitude to be their driver and Shelby derisively replies that they could get some poster boy if he’d like and adds: “Hell, we can set up Doris Day behind the wheel if all you wanna do is lose!” That’s a rather ungallant line that reveals a little bit more about the film’s attitude to women than it intended. Motor sport Share on WhatsApp … 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. Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Toronto film festival 2019last_img read more

first_imgIt has been 40 years since the Canadian Council for Tobacco Control launched National Non-Smoking Week in Canada, which runs until Jan. 21. The focus was simple: To educate Canadians about the dangers of smoking. Now, four decades later, we have seen radical changes in how we view smoking and tobacco use, and more recently, e-cigarette use among our population. Since the 1970s, Nova Scotia has proudly taken a leadership role. Our policy changes have helped to create a physical and social environment where smoking is no longer the norm. In fact, the Canadian Cancer Society named Nova Scotia as a world leader in tobacco control in its 2015-16 Impact Report. Recently, concerns have been raised globally, most notably by the Surgeon General of the United States, about the public health concerns of e-cigarette use, particularly by youth and young adults. Here at home we saw that risk and acted early. Almost two years ago, our government took steps to improve two already strong pieces of legislation B the Smoke-Free Places Act and the Tobacco Access Act. We regulated access to e-cigarettes and flavoured tobacco, including their sale and advertising, by amending the Tobacco Access Act. We also expanded the definition in the Smoke-Free Places Act to include electronic smoking devices, waterpipes, and other non-tobacco substances. We can’t allow smoking in public places to become the norm once again. We must remain vigilant and are committed to ensuring our legislation is responsive to changes within our society. These changes have since been copied by several different jurisdictions, validating the important steps we have taken here in Nova Scotia. Certainly, these changes wouldn’t have been possible without many dedicated partners such as the Canadian Cancer Society and Smoke-Free Nova Scotia. Working together, Nova Scotia became the first jurisdiction in the world to ban flavoured tobacco, including menthol. We were also the first province in Canada to regulate e-cigarettes. Throughout the process of making our policy changes, I always believed there was an important role for the federal government in regulating e-cigarettes. Over the last few years I have continued to talk about the need for a national approach, so it gives me great pleasure to congratulate the federal government for recently tabling a bill on e-cigarettes. I would be remiss if I did not take time to address the role of individuals. Quitting smoking can be very difficult and I understand why many people are hesitant to try. However, I want you to know there is help. Nova Scotians can call 811 to get access to a trained counsellor. They can also go to our Tobacco Free Nova Scotia website for other supports including an online chat, text messaging support, and website resources at https://tobaccofree.novascotia.ca/. -30-last_img read more

first_imgEvery Canadian winter is life and death for those without a place to stay. In Toronto, where a housing crisis has all but eliminated affordable apartments, even the shelter system is at the breaking point. Homeless advocates called on the city yesterday to declare a state of emergency. The policy and the politics of it are one thing-but every day the issue is debated, people are out in the cold, trying to survive.Today, our guest takes you inside one of the places where they try to do that. It’s a small community of ragtag tents set up under an expressway. The city gave them 14 days to move their possessions almost two weeks ago, but said late yesterday there is not a fixed deadline for a mass move or eviction. The camps have existed in one form or another for years, and have been a constant source of both anguish and embarrassment to City Hall, which sees them as a dangerous place for anyone, particularly in a deep freeze. But to these folks it’s also…home. With privacy, possession pets and neighbours. Of course it’s a fragile existence, but if you take the time to ask the people who choose it, they’ll tell you why they feel it’s the only option they have.GUEST: May Warren, Toronto StarAudio Playerhttp://media.blubrry.com/thebigstory/s/radio.pmd.rogersdigitalmedia.com/podcasts/thebigstory/tbs_01232019.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. You can subscribe to The Big Story podcast on iTunes or Google Play.You can also find it at thebigstorypodcast.ca.last_img read more

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – After eight days of mediated bargaining, between the B.C. Teachers Federation and the Province, the talks with the Teacher’s Federation has hit a snag.According to reports, a mediator says the two sides are too far apart to continue talking and that the school year will begin with the old contract in place.No new talks will be taking place until September 23. Earlier in the week, on August 28, Minister of Education Rob Fleming said he remained optimistic that a collective agreement would be made by the weekend.According to Teachers Federation President Teri Mooring, the two groups had been in discussions since January.The collective agreement between the Teacher’s Federation and the Province had expired June 30.School will start as normal on September 3.last_img read more

first_imgBalurghat: A workshop on media certification, paid news and various other media-related issues was conducted at the district collectorate building in Balurghat on Friday.Additional district magistrate Pranab Kumar Ghosh, sub-divisional magistrate Isha Mukherjee, district information and cultural officer Santanu Chakraborty and correspondents of various media houses took part in the workshop. In his address, Ghosh said: “Media plays a crucial role for smooth conduct of Lok Sabha election. It has a special role during polls in the country. The Election Commission of India is alert so that no media coverage impacts the poll results.” Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersMukherjee said: “Print, electronic, online portals and social media have separate roles. Correspondents and reporters have to follow some rules and regulations while covering poll reports. The ECI has provided a few guidelines for mediapersons. We have discussed these rules on Friday using powerpoint presentations to sensitize the mediapersons about coverage of election stories.” District information and cultural officer Santanu Chakraborty took part in a question-answer session with the mediapersons. He said: “ECI issues a press release briefing about the guidelines for mediapersons to be followed during elections.” “The ECI has delivered specific guidelines on how to cover poll-related reports. Violation of these norms is an offence and paid report is strictly prohibited according to ECI norms,” Chakraborty said.last_img read more

Rabat – The Spanish-based credit risk management company, AIS Group, has started implementing Morocco’s first anti-fraud system founded in machine learning and artificial intelligence through the Moroccan company Salafin. Salafin finances consumer credit and the purchases of vehicles for individuals, as well as small and medium-sized enterprises. It is also a subsidiary of BMCE, Banque Marocaine du Commerce Extérieur. Salafin detected 700 confirmed fraud cases in 2017.Daniel Torrents, the head of business and development for AIS Group in Morocco and Africa, described the system’s fraud-prevention strategy. “A model has been put in place that calculates the likelihood of fraud in credit applications filed with financial institutions. Thus, the risk of fraud is evaluated before the final loan is granted,” stated Torrents. Torrents elaborated that the artificial intelligence techniques “have a much greater predictive ability than traditional techniques and, as a result, a higher success rate detecting fake accounts, including non-existent businesses.” Additionally, “credit assessment and fraud detection models combine credit risk and operational risk to integrate a single view of the transaction and facilitate overall risk control.”AIS Group predicts that in Moroccan financial institutions, the artificial intelligence based system should improve fraud detection by 20 to 30 percent. Salafin’s project is the first model to use the machine learning method in Morocco.In 2018, the international security company McAfee released a reported that detailed the economic impact of cybercrime worldwide. Globally, in 2017, the cost of cybercrime was around $608 billion and in the MENA region, around $5 billion.The implementation of artificial intelligence to curb cybercrime will significantly reduce economic loss, according to Forbes magazine. Artificial intelligence is capable of learning relationships in modeled data, in turn identifying fraudulent activities and preventing them from causing harm. read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,503.35, up 149.90 points).Stornoway Diamond Corp. (TSX:SWY). Materials. Up half a cent, or 25 per cent, to 2.5 cents on 27.4 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Down 14 cents, or 5.83 per cent, to $2.26 on 10.7 million shares.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Energy. Up nine cents, or 1.39 per cent, to $6.55 on 6.5 million sharesArgex Titanium Inc. (TSX:RGX). Materials. Down half a cent, or 20 per cent, to two cents on 6.4 million shares.Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financials. Up 50 cents, or 2.15 per cent to $23.73 on 6.1 million shares.Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Energy. Up 36 cents, or 0.78 per cent, to $46.30 on 6 million shares. Companies in the news:Hudson’s Bay Co. (TSX:HBC). Down 23 cents or 2.2 per cent to $10.02. The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has terminated an agreement to sell its 10 per cent stake in Hudson’s Bay Co. to a private entity controlled by the retailer’s executive chairman, Richard Baker. The pension fund manager had agreed to sell nearly 18 million shares for $9.45 each to an entity controlled by Baker. Ontario Teachers now appears to be part of the minority shareholder group that will decide whether to accept the Baker-led buyout offer to take HBC private. Land and Buildings Investment Management, a long-time critic of HBC’s performance under Baker’s leadership, called the privatization offer “woefully inadequate.”Enbridge Energy. — Enbridge Energy’s plan to replace an aging crude oil pipeline that runs through northern Minnesota hit another obstacle Tuesday when two state agencies said they would hold up approval of the project’s permits until problems with its environmental review are resolved. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and Department of Natural Resources said they can’t take final action on the permits for the Line 3 project until the independent Public Utilities Commission addresses the deficiencies cited in a state appeals court ruling this month.SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (TSX:SNC). Up $1.43 or 5.5 per cent to $27.33. The new head of SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. has named a senior executive to oversee big-ticket contracts in an effort to keep a lid on costs at the beleaguered company, which announced further streamlining Tuesday. Interim chief executive Ian Edwards has appointed Nigel White as executive vice-president of a newly created oversight project office in the United Kingdom that reports directly to the CEO. The oversight function will underpin all four sectors of the engineering and construction giant to assess risk and troubleshoot project issues, Edwards said in a release. The firm will also fold its hydro, transmission and renewables operations into SNC’s infrastructure unit. The Canadian Press read more

This represents nearly two-thirds of the 36,000 tons that WFP plans to deliver during the winter, UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) spokesperson Nilab Mobarez told a news conference in Kabul, the capital.Between January and 13 November this year there have been 25 armed attacks against commercial vehicles carrying WFP food, resulting the loss of some 870 tons of food worth about $520,000 – enough to have fed almost 100,000 vulnerable people for one month.The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) called for more investment in agriculture throughout Afghanistan. “At the moment investment in agriculture is very little,” FAO country representative Tekeste Tekie told the news conference, noting that because of drought this year’s harvest was 38 per cent lower than in 2007, which itself was not a good year. “FAO’s message for the donor community and the Government of Afghanistan is that preventing shortages of food in the future requires investing in irrigation and high-yielding crop varieties, to help Afghanistan produce the food that it needs. Although emergency measures for drought and winter-affected farmers are essential, FAO always emphasizes food production for humans as well as animal feed inside the country. And this means more investment in agriculture.”Such investment would also reward farmers who switch to wheat from cultivating opium poppies, the source of heroin, with Afghanistan producing over 90 per cent of the world’s supplies of the drug. “This year I expect that the plantation of wheat is more attractive as the price is very high,” Mr. Tekie said. “Even without the current good price of wheat one can show that if we increase yields of wheat and use the irrigation effectively and double it, wheat cultivation can be more profitable than poppy cultivation.”He noted that Afghanistan has potential, with very good land and plenty of rivers and water. “So if we expand irrigation and use certified seeds we can double current yields and minimize the food requirement from outside,” he added, referring to quality seeds.The current supply of certified seed accounts for only 5 per cent of the total annual wheat seed requirement of about 300,000 tons. 17 November 2008The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has already delivered 23,000 tons of food for nearly 1 million Afghans, some of whom will be cut off from supplies once winter’s bitter cold arrives and heavy snows set in. read more

VANCOUVER, B.C. — The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver says home supply is rising and reaching levels not seen in roughly four years, even as the average price inches up year-over-year.The board says the composite benchmark price for all homes was $1,062,100 in October — up one per cent since October 2017, but down 3.3 per cent over the last three months.Sales of all types of homes — detached, townhomes and condos — in October fell 34.9 per cent compared with the same month last year, dropping 26.8 per cent below the 10-year October sales average.Breaking up with your realtor is harder than you think — here’s how to attempt it anywayVancouver’s homes may be costly to buy, but they’re cheap to ownHousing market not headed for a major correction: Moody’s AnalyticsMeanwhile, nearly 4,900 new properties were listed for sale last month, up 7.4 per cent compared with October last year.Nearly 13,000 homes are listed in Metro Vancouver or 42.1 per cent more than in October 2017.Board president Phil Moore says the additional supply gives home buyers more choice and home sellers more competition.Detached home sales fell 32.2 per cent in October compared with the same month last year, while the benchmark price fell to $1,524,000 marking a 5.1 per cent drop year-over-year and 3.9 per cent fall over the last three months.Sales of townhomes declined 37.5 per cent and condos fell 35.7 per cent year-over-year. The benchmark price for townhomes rose 4.4 per cent from last year to $829,200, while condo prices jumped 5.8 per cent to $683,500. Over the past three months, townhome prices fell 2.8 per cent and condo prices dropped 3.1 per cent.The three-month price drop “is providing a little relief for those looking to buy compared to the all-time highs we’ve experienced over the last year,” says Moore. read more

SIU investigating crash near Simcoe

The Ontario Special Investigations Unit is probing a single-vehicle crash that occurred on Highway 24 north of Simcoe early Wednesday morning.Two men in the vehicle were take to hospital with minor injuries, said a media release issued by the Norfolk OPP.The vehicle, a white Honda CRV, remained upside down leaning on the fence of a horse paddock at the corner of Highway 24 and Old Highway 24 as of Wednesday around 9 a.m.Becky Vandendriessche, who has lived on the property for eight years, says she and her family have witnessed eight to 10 “really bad accidents” on the corner in that time “People come up that knoll from the (south), gain speed and pull off (the road) all the time,” she said. “It’s always a really busy corner.”Vandendriessche added that the speed at which people try to negotiate the corner has long been a concern for the family.“Absolutely,” she began. “When my kids first went to school I had to put them on different buses so they never had to cross the line of traffic because we’ve had so many accidents 50 feet from our driveway. There was one two months ago.”Prior to the collision, a police officer “stopped to investigate” a vehicle on Norfolk Street North at about 12:55 a.m. The vehicle left the scene heading north on Highway 24. The vehicle was later involved in the crash. The SIU was notified due to the earlier interaction.The road remained closed throughout the morning.jrobinson@postmedia.com read more

UN spokesperson Farhan Haq told reporters that the documents had been presented to Robert Serry, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process. “Once we receive the letters at Headquarters, we will be reviewing them to consider the appropriate next steps,” Mr. Haq said.He added that the Palestinian leadership, including President Mahmoud Abbas upon signing the accession letters on Monday night, has repeatedly emphasized that it wants to continue the negotiations with Israel that resumed in July 2013 under United States auspices. “We hope that a way can be found to see negotiations through until the scheduled end of the nine-month timeframe set to expire on 29 April. The goal remains to arrive at a substantive basis for negotiations towards a comprehensive peace agreement on all final status issues.”Mr. Haq went on to say that the UN is in contact with the sides to emphasize the need to manage current developments responsibly and act with restraint. In that regard, Mr. Serry met with the chief Palestinian negotiator, Saeb Erekat, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Riyad Malki, this morning. He also met with Israeli negotiator and Minister of Justice Tzipi Livni. “A constructive approach from all sides is extremely important to preserve the prospects to arrive at a peace agreement and salvage the two-State solution,” said Mr. Haq, adding that envoys representing the diplomatic Quartet on the Middle East peace process have also spoken today by telephone.The UN treaties and conventions, as well as the four Geneva Conventions and The Hague Convention (IV) respecting the Laws and Customs of War (accession letters were submitted to the Swiss and Dutch Representatives to the Palestinian Authority) can be found here.At a press conference in New York, Palestinian Ambassador to the UN Riyad Mansour said that, at the request of his Government, he had delivered copies of the 15 letters to the Secretary-General’s Chef de Cabinet, Susana Malcorra. The Palestinian Authority expected the documents would be subsequently transmitted to the UN Office for Legal Affairs (OLA).“Palestine is exercising its legal right as a State to join those instruments and live up to its international responsibility,” said Mr. Mansour, recalling the November 2012 General Assembly vote according Palestine the status of non-member observer State at the UN. “We are proud of this and consider it a step by our President to consolidate and strengthen the pillars of the State of Palestine in the international system,” he added, referring to the applications.Mr. Mansour went on to thank those assisting the Israeli-Palestinian political process, including US Secretary of State John Kerry. The Palestinian side, he said, will continue to participate in the process towards ending the occupations and realizing the aims of the two-state solution. “We are ready to negotiate in good faith with Israel to put an end to this indignity,” he added.Responding to questions regarding the impact of this decision on the peace process, particularly regarding the confidence-building measures agreed by both sides, Mr. Mansour said: “We do not believe what we have done violates anything.”According to media reports, under the terms paving the way for the current round of talks between the two sides, Israel was to release some 100 Palestinian prisoners in four phases, and the Palestinians were to refrain from taking action in the international arena.Mr. Mansour said that the Palestinian leadership had been ready and willing to keep this [latest] exercise on hold as long as Israel had lived up to its pledge to release the next group of Palestinian prisoners. “But Israel did not honour its part of the agreement and when that happened, we were free to do whatever we feel we need to do. In any case, it was our right after the adoption of the [General] Assembly resolution,” he declared.As to whether the submission of letters to join the international treaties could be considered a “provocation,” he said it was Israel that had violated the agreement with regards to prisoner releases. “We are not looking for a confrontation with anyone. We are exercising our right and we will not be apologetic about that. We are only responsible to the Palestinian people.” read more

← Previous Story DREAMS COME TRUE: RK Vardar outplay SG Flensburg for F4 Next Story → HANDBALL GALA: Masters Handball World Cup starts in Omis Handball Club “Novi Beograd” and Sport Agency “Sport plus” organize the 2nd editon of  International handball tournament “New Belgrade Summer Cup”. The tournament will take place in Belgrade, in the period from June 26 to June 28, in three age categories: boys and girls born in 2001, 2003 and 2005 year.Last year, the tournament hosted 25 teams from 5 countries. This year we are expecting  more than 50 teams. All games on the New Belgrade Summer Cup tournament will be played in 4 sport halls: Hala Sportova, Hala Pinki, SC Master and Posco Arena.There will be a lot of tournament innovations, we will list a few: playing with the official tournament  balls, individual prizes for the best players in each game, livestreaming of all matches and much more!“New Belgrade Summer Cup” is the tournament in which male and female handball players will summarize the ended season and play for one more trophy.At the same time, they will have a great overture for the summer break, that starts in that period. Beside the handball competitions, the organizer is, as well, focusing on creating a memorable stay in Belgrade including: boat rides, touristic and shopping tours, field trips and a lot of social activities. We would like to stress out issue that besides giving the team awards, we will reward also the best individuals, says the chairman of RK Novi Beograd, Nikola Maksimovic.VESZPREM, MACCABI, PAOKThere are already 36 teams from four countries:Telekom Vesprem, RK Crvena Zvezda, HC Maccabi Rishon LeZion, RK Novi Beograd, HC Maccabi Tel Aviv, RK Sinđelić, HC Kiriat Ono, RK Radnički Obrenovac, HC Dimona, RK Briješće, RK Beograd, HC Nes Ziona, HC Xant, RK Krivaja , ŽRK Kolubara, RK Bijeljina, Kamp Dambo, Lokomotiva Brčko, HC KiriatHaim, HC Savyon, RK Maglaj, RK Žepče, HC PAOK, Taururnum, RK Nova Pazova…Organizers invite all the teams to aplly for the tournament by filling the online registration form on the official website www.handballsummercup.rs. read more

first_imgSony’s PlayStation 4 had a very good showing at E3, having undercut the Xbox One in price and including support for used games in the traditional way. But what it really comes down to is games, and the PS4 certainly has some. Here are the games we know of so far. Driveclub — Exclusive, Launch titleAssassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag — Early 2014Kingdom Hearts 3 — Mid 2014The Elder Scrolls Online — Early 2014Warframe — Early 2014Killzone: Shadow Fall — Exclusive, Launch titleTom Clancy’s The Division — Early 2014The Witness — 2013, Possible launch titleWatch Dogs — Launch titleThe Order: 1886 — Exclusive, Early-Mid 2014Battlefield 4 — 2013, Possible launch titleThe Witcher 3: Wild Hunt — Early 2014Knack — Exclusive, Launch titleDying Light — Early 2014Mirror’s Edge 2 — Mid 2014Wolfenstein: The New Order — Late 2013Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain –Early 2014Infamous: Second Son — Exclusive, Early 2014Destiny — Mid 2014Deep Down — 2014That’s all the big titles set for early in the PlayStation 4’s life cycle. More announcements are sure to trickle out as time goes on, but the lineup is looking solid already. Sony might have better luck with this generation than the last. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY Deep Down Deep Down Destiny Infamous: Second SonMetal Gear Solid V: The Phantom PainWolfenstein: The New OrderMirror’s Edge 2Dying LightDying LightKnack The Witcher 3: Wild HuntBattlefield 4The Order: 1886Watch DogsThe WitnessTom Clancy’s The DivisionKillzone: Shadow FallWarframe The Elder Scrolls OnlineKingdom Hearts 3Kingdom Hearts IIIAssassin’s Creed IV: Black FlagDriveclublast_img read more

first_img The premiere of Avengers: Endgame is only a couple of weeks away, and Marvel just gifted fans with another movie clip that teased the superheroes’ plan of attack against Thanos.On Monday, Marvel Studios released the brief clip on YouTube, which showed Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans), and Bruce Banner/Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) discussing how they’re going to fight Thanos. Plus, Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) revealed why she missed out on Thanos’ conflict, and why she is willing to help the group now. Avengers: Endgame will premiere in theaters on April 26.In the trailer, Black Widow notices that Thanos has used the Infinity Stones again. While the rest of the group contemplates what to do, Captain Marvel says, “Let’s get him. And, reuse them to get everyone back.”Black Widow adds, “Even if there’s a small chance that we can undo this. We owe it to everyone who’s not in this room to try.”However, this isn’t so easy. There’s the fear that Thanos could once again cause destruction and cause the remaining survivors to miss the opportunity to get their fallen friends back.Thankfully though, Captain Marvel might be able to help the group, even though she wasn’t present during Avengers: Infinity War. When questioned about her absence, she simply replies, “There are a lot of other planets in the universe and unfortunately, they didn’t have you guys.”Marvel didn’t leave any more details on the superheroes’ next moves, so everyone will have to wait until Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on April 26 to see what they have in store for Thanos.More on Geek.com:Watch This New ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailer and Get Your Tickets Now‘Avengers: Endgame’ Will Be Marvel’s Longest Superhero FilmMarvel’s ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Posters Reveal Surviving and Fallen Superheroes Best (And Worst) Movies of Summer 2019Marvel Writer Dan Slott: Spider-Man Should Not Have Killed in ‘Endgame’ Stay on targetlast_img read more

first_img Jimmy Fallon Becky Lynch `WWE 24` Documentary Premier Date Announced WWE.com has a new interview up with John Cena, talking about his match with Rusev for the WWE U.S. Title at Wrestlemania 31 on March 29 in Santa Clara, California.You can view the video below. Twitter WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR John Cena Sammy Guevara talks about his match against Cody on TNT, the Wednesday Night Wars Facebook Celebrity Shortlist: Top 3 Actors You Didn’t Know Could Rap Videos Articles Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipJohn Cena Says WWE Doesn`t Need HimVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:32/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:28 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Google+ Dustin Rhodes on AEW against NXT: “I don’t consider us going to war with anybody” Now Playing Up Next John Cena Not In Royal Rumble Due To Injury Vin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ scene Pinterest John Cena Says WWE Doesn`t Need Him WWE Superstar John Cena announced as part of cast for Suicide Squad Sequel Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Nextlast_img

first_imgMyrainah Blancas gathered her courage and started reading aloud an original story about sexual assault by a supposed friend.Erika Worth stopped her and made one suggestion: change all your third-person references to “she” who was assaulted into first-person references to “I.” Bring it closer, she counseled. Even though it’s scary, don’t play it safe.The change made a tale that was serious and important, yet still a little removed and remote, into a powerful work of up-close intimacy and searing pain. Blancas, 17, trembled and cried as she described inviting the guy she thought was her buddy over to her house, where he chose to ignore her screams of “no!”Afterwards, she felt suicidal and mistrustful of boys, who can never be her friends, she concluded. Blancas now hates wearing dresses, she added, because they make her feel vulnerable.“I attempt to rip out these pages from the book of my life but they keep coming back,” she said. “My body is a piece of art that was meant to be handled with care.”When she was done, storytelling coaches Worth and Nikole Potulsky sang her praises. “You made something awful into something really beautiful,” Potulsky said. English teacher Ben Jatos, who heard an earlier version of this tough tale, called Blancas a storytelling “beast.” And fellow storyteller Blue Jackson, 18, asked for permission to give Blancas a hug.last_img read more

first_imgPEMBROKE PINES, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are searching for two home invaders who attacked a man in his Pembroke Pines home.According to police, the duo entered the house through an unlocked door. A couple was inside the home at the time.The duo woke up a man and hit him multiple times.The two took off in an unknown direction.Police and K9 officers responded to the home and searched for the robbers, but they got away.If you have any information on this home invasion, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more