JPV finally plays on Marikina home pitch, hosts Global; Davao opens season bid vs Kaya

first_imgView comments It will mark the first time that JPV is actually playing at MSC, whose pitch underwent repair last year to comply with league standards.“We’re excited to finally play a match on our home pitch,” said JPV coach Dan Padernal. “We want to promote football in Marikina and hopefully we can do that through good performances in the PFL.”Padernal lost some of his key cogs from last season like Takumi Uesato and Takashi Odawara, who moved to Ceres and Davao, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Davao Aguilas host Kaya Iloilo at Davao del Norte Sports Complex at 4 p.m. on Sunday, capping opening weekend for the league which will be reduced to six teams this season following the pullout of Ilocos United and Meralco Manila.Ceres-Negros and Stallion Laguna were supposed to play at Panaad Stadium on Saturday, but the league decided to move the match to June.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe six clubs will play against each other five times in the league competition to comply with the minimum number of games set by the AFC.A Cup competition will be introduced this year, which will be held in the middle of the year. Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosacenter_img Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving After a cloud of uncertainty following the pullout of two clubs early this year, the second season of the Philippines Football League finally takes off on Saturday when JPV Marikina makes its home debut against Global Cebu at Marikina Sports Center.Kickoff is at 7 p.m. with JPV hoping for a positive start to its league campaign after limping to a disappointing fifth place finish last season.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Weather draws attention to capital’s twin sports bids Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 Citylast_img read more

As Serena Williams returns, Venus says her game hasn’t left

first_imgLOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico SPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSerena won her first match but lost in the semifinals. Elina Svitolina of Ukraine dominated the event, winning 17 straight points during victories over Venus and CoCo Vandeweghe before defeating China’s Zhang Shuai 10-3 to win $250,000.Serena was playing singles for the first time this year as she prepares to return to the WTA Tour for the first time since giving birth to her daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., on Sept. 1. The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion would later tell Vogue Magazine in an interview that she developed several small blood clots in her lungs after giving birth. She had played just once this year, losing a Fed Cup doubles match with Venus last month, and hasn’t played a singles match on tour since winning the 2017 Australian Open, where she beat Venus in the final.Serena won her first match against Marion Bartoli of France, the former Wimbledon champion who is ending a 4 1/2-year retirement, but lost 13-11 to Zhang in the semifinals. She said she was having fun playing again and was excited for the future.“I think everyone should have high expectations,” Williams said in an on-court interview after her loss. “You should always believe in yourself even if no one else does.”Her coach certainly does. With Serena returning this week in Indian Wells, California, Patrick Mouratoglou told he had high expectations for the three remaining Grand Slam tournaments this season. He said he sees the same determination in practice, but wouldn’t know if being a mother had changed her until he saw her competing.Venus already knows what to expect.ADVERTISEMENT Larry Legend: Nance gets career game as Cavs power past Pistons LATEST STORIES Read Next MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s weddingcenter_img Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Serena Williams, of the United States, applauds her opponent Marion Bartoli during the first round of the Tie Break Tens tennis tournament at Madison Square Garden, Monday, March 5, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK — Venus Williams gave a scouting report on her warmup partner that sounded the same as always.Serena Williams is back, and her game hasn’t left.ADVERTISEMENT “She’s got power, depth. She knows how to play,” Venus said. “Yeah, awesome game.”The Williams sisters were the headliners Monday night in the Tie Break Tens tournament in Madison Square Garden, an eight-woman event in which all matches were 10-point tiebreakers, instead of the usual games and sets.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch run Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games “I mean, the matches are definitely a good way to know where you are, but obviously she knows how to play,” the 37-year-old Venus said. “She’s going to bring that instinct on the court with her, so I don’t think she’s too worried about that.”Tie Break Tens held its first tournament in the U.S. after five events in Europe and Australia. The remainder of the field included Sorana Cirstea of Romania and Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia, who retired last year.Svitolina, the highest-ranked player in the field at No. 4, continued her strong play to start the season after a winning a tour-high five titles in 2017. The winner of two tournaments already this year, she won the last seven points to break away from a 3-3 tie against Venus, then swept Vandeweghe 10-0.“Of course, winning the first tournament of the year was a great start for me,” Svitolina said. “It’s always tough to transfer the work we do in the offseason, so this was a good sign that I’m moving the right way and I’m very, very happy that I played good tennis throughout the beginning of the year and just from here I can go only up.”Vandeweghe, a New York native, jumped at the chance to play at MSG. Her grandfather, Ernie, and uncle Kiki, now an NBA executive, both played for the New York Knicks.“I didn’t have to think too long,” he said. “Once I was asked by my coach, Pat (Cash), if I was going to be available around that time, I said, ‘Yeah, I’ll make myself available.’ So it didn’t take much thinking.”She was on the U.S. team in last month’s victory over the Netherlands in North Carolina and enjoys seeing both Williams sisters still playing well. Venus reached two Grand Slam finals in 2017 and returned to the top five of the rankings.She competed Monday night just a few days after the 20th anniversary of her first WTA Tour title in Oklahoma City as a 17-year-old. Many players have taken up the sport in years since because of the Williams sisters, and Venus hoped more might be interested in this format since they were.“If that’s the result, yeah, that would be great,” she said. “I hope that is the result, that this is a lot of excitement and more people start playing. It’s a great sport. The sport is great for everyone of all ages.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Former Australian cricketer Gary Gilmour dies aged 62

first_imgGilmour battled health problems for several years and complications escalated after a recent fallSwing bowling allrounder Gary Gilmour, who played 15 cricket tests for Australia between 1973 and 1977 and was one of the stars of the inaugural World Cup in 1975, died Tuesday at the age of 62.Cricket officials said Gilmour battled health problems for several years and complications escalated after a recent fall.The left-armer took figures of 6-14 against England in the 1975 World Cup semifinal. The then 23-year-old also claimed 5-48 in the final, which Australia lost to the West Indies.Gilmour underwent a liver transplant in 2005, when his former captain Ian Chappell led a number of former teammates to raise money for the operation.”He was at the front of the queue when they were handing out talent, but unfortunately he was right at the back of the queue when they handed out health and good luck,” Chappell told Fairfax Media on Tuesday.”He had unbelievable ability and I think that was best summed up by his performance in the World Cup semifinal. We were desperate to win that game, not just because it was England, our great rivals. But they didn’t think we could play one-day cricket. Gus swung the ball all over the place, and then he got us home with the bat.”Gilmour scored 483 runs for an average of 23 in his test career that included one century. He also claimed 54 wickets at an average of 26.Fairfax said Gilmour’s wife, Helen, and their family were also mourning the recent death of their son, Clint, from brain cancer at the age of 33. The couple had two other sons and a daughter.advertisementFormer Australia test cricketer and popular broadcaster Kerry O’Keeffe said in a tweet: “Gus Gilmour has passed away… a sad day…had not an enemy in the game.”last_img read more


first_imgLand Rover launches two new variants with petrol options(Eds: Correcting name in the headline)Mumbai, Jun 28 (PTI) The Tatas-owned Jaguar Land RoverIndia today launched variants of its popular SUVs the RangeRover Sport and the Range Rover with additional featuresat a starting price of Rs 99.5 lakh to Rs 174.3 lakhrespectively.The new SUVs come at the price of the existing models.The Range Rover Sport comes with a starting price of Rs 99.48lakh and goes up to Rs 143 lakh for diesel, and Rs 110.03 lakhto Rs 196.75 lakh for the petrol variants.The Range Rover price begins at Rs 174.29 lakh andgoes up to Rs 376.61 lakh for the diesel variants and thepetrol models begin at Rs 187.16 lakh and scale to Rs 388.16lakh, the company said.The 2018 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport models comewith electronic air suspension, terrain response, twin-speedtransfer box with electronic centre differential and adaptivedynamics offering additional capabilities with composure.The Range Rover offers 250 kW and 386 kW petrolpowertrain options and 190 kW and 250 kW diesel powertrainoptions, in standard wheelbase of 2.92 m or long wheelbase of3.12 m the Range Rover Sport comes in 250 kW, and 386 kWpetrol powertrain options and 190 kW and 250 kW dieselpowertrain options, Rohit Suri, president and managingdirector of JLR India launching the cars here.The new Range Rover Sport has a new grille,redesigned clamshell bonnet and fender vents and choice ofMatrix LED, Pixel LED and Pixel-laser LED headlights, headded. PTI BENDSK DSK DSKBEN BEN BENadvertisementlast_img read more

6.1-inch, 6.5-inch iPhone 2018 dummies show rear panel design

first_imgApple will launch three iPhones this year. One of the three iPhones will be an affordable device with a 6.1-inch display, while the other two — expensive iPhones — will sport 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch display respectively. A lot has already been talked about all the three iPhones, and now an image has been leaked showing the dummies of the 6.1-inch and 6.5-inch iPhones. Both the devices are seen placed next to each other in the picture showing the rear panel.The image has been leaked by a popular leakster, SlashLeaks who has often been accurate at its predictions. As said, the 6.1-inch and 6.5-inch display iPhones are seen placed next to each other in the picture. The 6.5-inch iPhone comes in black colour, while the 6.1-inch iPhone comes in white. To recollect, Apple is reportedly planning to launch the 6.1-inch iPhone in some funky colours like orange, white, black, blue and more.Going by the leaked image, both the iPhones will boast of a glass back. The 6.5-inch display iPhone looks a lot like the iPhone X from the back. It boasts of dual camera setup on the rear side. The two cameras are separated with a LED flash in the middle for better picture capture in low-light situations. In the middle of the rear panel there’s the Apple brand logo in both the iPhones.Unlike the 6.5-inch iPhone, the 6.1-inch display iPhone is seen with a single rear camera coupled with LED flash. As already mentioned, the 6.1-inch display iPhone will be the cheapest iPhone to launch this year. According to the popular tipster Ming-Chi Kuo, the 6.1-inch iPhone will cost between $600 – $ 700, which roughly translates to Rs 41,000 – Rs 48,000.advertisementALSO READ: 6.1-inch LCD display iPhone 2018 launch delayed due to production issuesSome rumours that leaked previously revealed that all the three iPhones that will launch this year will come with tin bezels and iPhone X like notch. All the three iPhones this year will come with 3.5mm headphone jack and Face ID support. The 6.1-inch iPhone will have LCD panels, while the other two — 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch iPhones — will sport OLED display. A latest report, however, reveals that the 6.1-inch launch may be delayed by one month due to some production issues.last_img read more

Kirk Herbstreit “Loves” This New Idea For The College Football Playoff

first_imgKirk Herbstreit talks during college game day.This is the fifth season of the College Football Playoff. The debate still rages on about whether to modify the system or leave it as is.We’ve seen plenty of suggestions. Expand to six teams. Expand to eight teams. Leave it as is with four. It seems likely that change is coming at some point, but no one knows what it will be or when it will happen.Kirk Herbstreit is a fan of a different kind of suggestion. It comes courtesy of former Nebraska star Adam Carriker.Instead of picking the playoff after the conference title games, Carriker wants to eliminate conference championship games and start bowl season the way it used to be. Then, after all the bowl games have been played, pick the four best teams for the playoff.Herbie is a fan of this proposal.“Love this idea from @AdamCarriker94 And it makes a lot of sense. Eliminate the conference championship games-play the traditional bowls-pick best 4 AFTER those traditional match ups and have the playoff after. Would make bowls more exciting and easier to select “best” 4,” he wrote on Twitter.Love this idea from @AdamCarriker94 And it makes a lot of sense. Eliminate the conference championship games-play the traditional bowls-pick best 4 AFTER those traditional match ups and have the playoff after. Would make bowls more exciting and easier to select “best” 4.— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) January 2, 2019It seems unlikely that this suggestion would ever come to fruition. Conference championship games are still a fixture and this type of system could extend the season further into January, depending on how it is structured.Still, it is a fun scenario to consider.last_img read more

Jason Wagg Worked for Tom Ford and Now Helps Young Menswear Designers Succeed

first_imgFor this week’s Worn Out Wednesday, Jason Wagg, co-founder of THE ENSIGN, speaks to us about his career and personal style:I grew up in New Mexico in a culturally rich environment. Exposure to a strong artistic community and beautiful landscapes gave me an appreciation for art– both the created and the naturally occurring. My first career choice was as a musician, but I worked in retail to pay bills and fell in love with fashion. I worked my way up the chain of department stores until I finished college and moved to New York City, where I was privileged to work at Tom Ford, which was my dream company. I spent a few years there before moving on through some consulting (which I still do) and learning everything about digital the hard way at a digital marketplace.When I moved to New York City, I didn’t know many people, so I made it my mission to find every bar, club, and restaurant worth going to. So I spent a good chunk of my first three years going out four nights a week. That’s how I made most of my friends here and how I met my business partner, who was at Ralph Lauren at the time. He came to me with an idea to start a fashion business and we worked for two years to refine the idea and build the relationships we needed to launch THE ENSIGN.Jason Wagg and Luis Nico Morales Founders of THE ENSIGN/FacebookAs for my personal style:Jeans: I’m obsessed with my 3×1 M3s. Great company, great designer, great jeans, and Made In America. I still miss Rogan though…Shirts: Deveaux Tencel Tees (long or short). I love a classic tee layered with nice slacks or great jeans and a killer statement jacket.Pants: Nomad Pant from GARCIAVELEZ. Great combo of easy fit with elevated touches and goes with everything.Suits: Tom Ford Classic Grey three-piece. I got addicted to the fit and fabric while working there. Still my favorite for sentimental reasons (and the fact they look so damn good).Shoes: I have tough feet to fit so anything that actually fits is my favorite. Lately, I’ve been really impressed by Rancourt Classic Court Low.Accessories: I don’t wear hats but if I did, it would be something from Gigi Burris, who is just releasing a mens line. Giles and Brother is high on my list for jewelry. I love this 2-tone version of a safety pin cuff.Outerwear: I’m really into trucker jackets and this Krammer & Stoudt version is my new go-to.Favorite cologne: Private Label by Jovoy. The perfect signature scent for me and distinctive without being overpowering.Favorite app: Twitter. I’m also a huge Slack fan.Favorite piece of technology: AppleTV. Should be my phone but I love the flexibility across multiple devices.Next style/gear purchase: Hopefully, the next release from No.One. /Otherwise, I’ve been drooling over this Deveaux Suede Hoodie. Editors’ Recommendations The Absolute Worst Movies to Watch with a Date 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know Why Every Man Should Care About Slow Fashion NASCAR Driver Brad Keselowski on Crashing, Winning, and Creating a Legacy Legent Bourbon Teams Up with Tokyo Butcher Kentaro Nakaharalast_img read more

Fednav Takes Delivery of Its 60th Bulker

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Fednav Canada’s dry bulk shipping company Fednav has accepted delivery of its 60th owned bulk carrier, MV Federal Dee.The 34,500 dwt newbuilding is the latest in a series of 22 box-hold Handysize bulk carriers ordered from Japanese Oshima Shipyard of Japan. The order is part of the company’s fleet rejuvenation and extension program.Featuring a length of 200 meters and the width of 23.8 meters, the bulker is currently worth USD 22.5 million, VesselsValue’s data shows.Earlier this year, Fednav inked a 20-year partnership agreement with Glencore to build and operate a new icebreaking bulk carrier to replace the company’s MV Arctic. Scheduled for delivery in 2020, the new 30,000 dwt Polar Class 4 mine support vessel was ordered by Japan Marine United (JMU) Corporation.“Investing recently more than USD 600 million into its newbuilding program, the company clearly demonstrates continued confidence in the shipping markets and its commitment to the Arctic, St. Lawrence, and Great Lakes trades,” Fednav said in a statement.Fednav operates a bulker fleet of over 100 owned, long-term chartered and spot chartered ships.last_img read more

No deal on National Government says SLFP

He said that if there is such an agreement between the SLFP and UNP then the UNP should make the agreement public. The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) says it has not agreed on forming a National Government with the United National Party (UNP) after the Parliament elections.Opposition leader and SLFP member Nimal Siripala de Silva said that the UNP is attempting to mislead the public by claiming the SLFP and UNP will form a National Government even after the election. Nimal Siripala de Silva said in a statement that the goal of the SLFP is to contest the next Parliament election with the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) and form a UPFA Government. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Suspected Rohingya Muslims detained by coast guard

Walakuluge told the Colombo Gazette that there were seven women and 16 children below the age of nine, including a 15 day old child and four month old child on the boat. More than 1 million Rohingya live in apartheid-like conditions in Myanmar‘s Rakhine State, where many in the Buddhist majority consider them interlopers from Bangladesh. (Colombo Gazette) He said that two Indians were also arrested. The coast guard detained 32 suspected Rohingya Muslims who fled India by boat, Navy Spokesman Lieutenant Commander Chandima Walakuluge said.He said the boat was detained in the Northern seas and was brought ashore to Kankesanthurai (KKS). read more

Officials of Iraqs Independent Electoral Commission finish UNbacked training

The seven Commissioners and a Chief Electoral Officer – who had been selected in an open, UN-led process – received training on a range of issues, including the standards and principles of credible elections, approaches for dispute resolution and voter registration. Other areas covered were the registration of political parties, voter education campaigns, and procedures for polling, counting and tabulating results.Presenters included staff of electoral institutions from around the world – Argentina, Mauritius, Mexico, Spain, Sweden, the United States, Yemen and the occupied Palestinian territory – as well as UN experts and staff from other international organizations.The training was provided by the UN in partnership with Mexico’s Federal Institute of Elections.The Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq has exclusive jurisdiction over the organization, management and oversight of the balloting scheduled to be held by 31 January 2005, and throughout the subsequent transition. read more

UN launches sustainable development network to help find solutions to global problems

The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) will work with stakeholders including business, civil society, UN agencies and other international organizations to identify and share the best pathways to achieve sustainable development, according to a UN news release. This initiative is part of the work undertaken in response to the mandate on post-2015 and the outcome of UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), which took place in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, in June.The Solutions Network will be directed by Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and Special Advisor to Secretary-General Ban on the global anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It will operate in close coordination with the High-level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda.“The post-2015 objectives will help the world to focus on the vital challenges of sustainable development and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network will be an innovative way to draw upon worldwide expertise in the campuses, universities, scientific research centres and business technology divisions around the world,” Mr. Ban said.The High-level Panel will advise on the global development agenda beyond 2015, the target date for achieving the MDGs, and it will hold its first meeting at the end of September, in the margins of the annual high-level debate of the General Assembly. It is expected to submit its findings to the Secretary-General in the first half of 2013, and those findings will inform his report to Member States.The eight MDGs, agreed on by world leaders at a UN summit in 2000, set specific targets on poverty alleviation, education, gender equality, child and maternal health, environmental stability, HIV/AIDS reduction, and a ‘Global Partnership for Development.’According to the news release, given that politics around the world too often focuses on short-term issues while governments often lack the timely information needed for long-term sustainable-development strategies, it is essential that scientists and technology experts outside of government support the development of long-term analyses, demonstration programmes and development pathways. The SDSN is expected to provide an independent global, open and inclusive process to support and scale up problem-solving at local, national and global levels.“In the 20 years since the first Rio Earth Summit, the world has largely failed to address some of the most serious environmental and social problems pressing in on us,” Mr. Sachs said. “We can’t afford business as usual. We need to engage the academic and scientific community, and tap into worldwide technological know-how in the private sector and civil society, in order to develop and implement practical solutions.”Substantial emphasis will be placed on collaboration across countries to analyze common problems and learn from each other’s experiences. The network will accelerate joint learning and help to overcome the compartmentalization of technical and policy work by promoting integrated “systems” approaches to addressing the complex economic, social and environmental challenges confronting governments. read more

Jamie Oliver ruffles farmer feathers with chicken runin

first_imgHowever, Oliver and his friend Jimmy Doherty took the scheme to task on Channel Four during last week’s edition of Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast. Over film of Red Tractor-reared chickens in a large shed, Doherty said: “Most of these birds never go outside and have little space to move about. Although some barns have natural light, perches and pecking objects this isn’t a requirement.” Michael Gove, the Environment secretary Michael Gove, the Environment Secretary, told farmers that food standards would not fall after Britain leaves the European UnionCredit: Andrew Parsons / i-Images Jamie Oliver, the celebrity chef, has risked opening a battle with Britain’s farmers after he said that he would refuse to eat chicken that has been produced to the “Red Tractor” standard.The restaurateur inflamed countryside opinion by giving his unvarnished opinion on “Red Tractor chicken” to viewers of his weekly cookery programme, saying “I personally would not feed it to my kids”.The comments came as Michael Gove, the Environment Secretary, told the National Farmers Union conference this week that food standards would not fall after Britain leaves the European Union.There are fears that after Brexit the UK will sign a trade deal with America to allow cheaper, chlorine-washed chicken to be sold in British supermarkets.Most chickens in the UK are reared to the Red Tractor standard, which the farming industry insists “means your chicken has met these robust and responsible production standards and is traceable back to independently inspected chicken farms in the UK”. The comments received short-shrift from farming leaders. Minette Batters, the president of the NFU, said the scheme “means that we have the highest standards of food safety of environmental protection. The Red Tractor is a mark of food safety.”She pointed out that the scheme helped families on lower incomes buy food confident that it had been created to a high standards. She said: “There are a lot of people on tight budgets and they must not be disadvantaged in all of this. It is about making sure we can provide quality affordable, safe, traceable food to everybody regardless of budgets, regardless of background.” Oliver added: “Chickens are bred to grow fast with a high ratio of meat to bone, but this makes them heavy so they can struggle to walk… I think people would be shocked by the reality of what we are buying.”Doherty asked: “You wouldn’t eat Red Tractor chicken?” Oliver replied: “I personally wouldn’t feed it to my kids.” Doherty then said: “The Red Tractor label does guarantee a consistent basic standard for welfare and hygiene so we know our food comes from a trustworthy and safe source.“But is that minimum standard high enough? If you look at Red Tractor, they deal with welfare but they deal with everything from pesticide use to conservation to health and safety to traceability so having a bottom standard that covers all of British farming for me is really important.”The pair then said that they would rather British chicken was produced to a “higher welfare” standard “with labels such as RSPCA-assured”.center_img 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. Minette Batters was this week elected president of the National Farmers’ Union Doherty’s criticism of the Red Tractor scheme marks an about turn. In 2013 he fronted an advert, saying: “Now more than ever it is important to know where all your meat comes from and I think the easiest way to do that is to trust the Tractor.”A spokesman for Doherty said: “Jimmy’s comments on Friday Night Feast clearly state that he believes the Red Tractor Label does guarantee a consistent, trustworthy and safe level of food welfare, traceability and hygiene in the UK. So he does not move from his previous position.“All industries in any sector require basic standards and regulations. That said, Jimmy also believes that these basic standards are just the foundation and should always be improved upon for the good of animal welfare.“That is exactly why Red Tractor already provide guidelines for higher welfare schemes such as free range and organic.” Minette Batters was this week elected president of the National Farmers’ UnionCredit: Mike Kemplast_img read more

A hero in every family

first_img“My pappou will always be my biggest hero,” says Nicolaos Demourtzidis, whose documentary Istoria encourages us all to look deeper into the eyes of those who struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. The Adelaide producer is not a typical 30-year-old. With his Greek heritage truly embedded and inspired by his late pappou Elias, Nicolaos has created a feature-length film about how Elias and his family were impacted by Alzheimer’s.Compelled by Elias’ suffering from the disease, Nicolaos journeyed back to Greece with him to delve into his earlier life, and particularly Elias’ experience of the civil war.“My pappou was my best friend until the day he left us. He was a big storyteller and a very wise man,” Nicolaos tells Neos Kosmos. Elias migrated to Australia in his early thirties after losing both parents to tragic deaths during the war. Like most Greek migrants of his generation, Elias worked hard and achieved success both personally and professionally. For his family though, Elias was more than that. He was the man who was holding the answer to all the family’s wonders.“I still remember being a little boy and jumping excitedly on my bike just to go meet pappou and fall in love with his stories.”As the years passed, Nicolaos saw a noticeable change in Elia’s behaviour and mental clarity. Seven years ago, Elias was diagnosed with dementia. Watching the disease taking over, Nicolaos felt the need to learn and share his family history. “It took a lot of courage to share my family’s story,” says Nicolaos.“But I am a big believer that you should do good, when you can, and in my heart I feel that this is a good thing.” Holding on to his pappou’s soul while his mind and body was dying, Nicolaos, who studied cinematography, decided to take him back to where it all started. “Against all the odds and doctors’ advice not to travel, when I suggested a trip to Greece, my pappou said ‘Πάμε τώρα’ (‘let’s go now’).” Filmed in South Australia as well as the Florina village of Pelargos where Elias came from, the three-man crew was made up of David Ockenden (director/producer), Brad Halstead (director of photography) and Nick Demourtzidis (executive producer). “It wasn’t easy to film in Greece due to Elias’ condition, but I felt that this is where my pappou needed to be in order to put to rest the emotions and have closure,” says Nicolaos, who admits that after that last trip to Greece there was no further mention of going back home again. “We never told pappou about his disease,” says Nicolaos.“It gradually came to a stage where we literally ‘lost’ him. The way I look at it is that I was extremely blessed to meet my pappou through all the stages of his life; as an adult, and as a happy child.”The premiere of Istoria was held in Adelaide on 11 October at Palace Nova East End Cinemas. Reaction to the film was profound, with 750 people walking from the theatre with eyes full of tears and gracious smiles. “There are moments in life where we walk between the realm of reality and dreaming. This is where I was for the premiere,” says Nicolaos, who hopes that people will walk away from the film carrying the message of remembering their ancestors and upholding what they went through. “Forty hours of raw footage of my pappou is not enough but all I hope for is that through Istoria, I can take people on an emotional journey and inspire the youth to get closer to their grandparents. There is a hero in every family. Just ask.” Nicolaos is working closely with Alzheimer’s Australia, which plans to screen Istoria in Melbourne and Sydney in the next few months. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

La Californie secouée par un séisme de magnitude 57

first_imgLa Californie secouée par un séisme de magnitude 5,7Californie, États-Unis – Le sud de la Californie a été touché par un séisme de magnitude 5,7 sur l’échelle de Richter hier soir à 21h26 heure locale (04H30 GMT, 6h30 en France). Le séisme a été ressenti jusqu’à Los Angeles et son épicentre a été repéré à huit kilomètres d’Ocotillo, une localité située près de la frontière entre les États-Unis et le Mexique, à environ 200 kilomètres de Los Angeles.Une dizaine de répliques ont suivi, dont certaines ont atteint une magnitude de 3,2 et de 3,9. Aucune victime n’est heureusement à déplorer. Même si des immeubles ont tremblé à Los Angeles ainsi qu’un stade à San Diego, aucun dégât matériel n’a été recensé pour l’instant. Le 15 juin 2010 à 12:53 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

West Hams vicechairman compares Sterling to Best

first_imgDue to his great level with Manchester City, Raheem Sterling has even gotten comparisons to George Best from West Ham’s vice-chairman.The level of performance that Raheem Sterling has been showing off in the last couple of months is on the level of legendary Irishman George Best, at least that’s what West Ham United’s vice-chairman wrote on her weekend column for The Sun.Karren Brady has been writing for The Sun for some time now, but she wasn’t even at a proper age to remember Best playing at his best during his golden era at Manchester United.Based on the assumption that she watched countless videos of the former winger, we can assume that her comparisons are a tad weak because Best is considered one of the most talented players in Manchester United’s history.The player who gets compared with him has been Cristiano Ronaldo, Sterling still has a lot to work in order to reach that same level of performance but he does share a few characteristics with the former Red Devil.Both are wingers, both have a slippery dribbling style that drives defenders crazy, and both of them are incredibly fast when they accelerate in reduced spaces.Brady wanted to praise Sterling’s capabilities by doing this comparison, but she did no favors to the player with this added pressure.“Sterling had a bad start in life. His father was murdered when he was two and he became a father himself in his early teens,” wrote Brady for The Sun.“He was picked up from QPR and by 17 he was making his debut for Liverpool. There, he was often perceived as a greedy, precocious brat and one always quick to fall over an opponent’s knee.”“Outrage built when Sterling, no doubt advised by his agent, rejected a reputed £100,000-a-week wage at Liverpool.”“He’d already committed several of those wild things that kids do, like buying expensive cars, when their pockets bulge with money and the leeches gather round. He stubbornly persisted with his desire to move to City,” Brady added.“And while I am unaware of the full reasons why, I’m sure a player who trains so steadfastly and prides himself on having gifts enjoyed by only the best footballers — super-quick feet, the balance of a tightrope walker and speed — isn’t driven purely by monetary rewards.”Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“As a footballer, he’s reaching towards the level of George Best. And the comparison shouldn’t embarrass a player who still has untapped potential,” she concluded.2️⃣0️⃣ and counting!@ManCity have now gone 20 games unbeaten in the #PL (W17 D3), since a 2-3 defeat against Man Utd in April#MCIBOU— Premier League (@premierleague) December 2, 2018What we can say about Raheem Sterling, is that he is one of the most important offensive players that Pep Guardiola has at his disposal.The Citizens just completed a 20-match unbeaten run with their latest victory against Bournemouth this Saturday and Sterling was right in the middle of it, but Manchester City does have quite a few players to choose from when you want to pick a single one who can be considered the leader of this group.Raheem still hasn’t proved that he can perform at a top level during a match against one of the biggest clubs in the world, he needs to score one or two goals against Barcelona or Real Madrid in order to earn that comparison with ‘Georgie’.It’s not that we don’t believe the kid can pull it off, it’s just that we won’t believe any of these claims until we can actually see some proof that he is capable of such massive achievement.We are barely getting to the half of the season, the real challenge will come after March when the titles will start getting decided in all competitions and Sterling will want to stay in form during that period of time. Let’s see if he can pull it off.Man City ace Raheem Sterling only outdone by Eden Hazard this season…he is reaching towards George Best level | @karren_brady— The Sun Football ⚽ (@TheSunFootball) December 1, 2018What do you think about Brady’s bold comparison of Raheem Sterling with legendary Georgie Best? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Steel pipe in the way of Seattle tunnel machine

first_imgSEATTLE — Experts say they’ve at least partially solved the mystery of what’s been blocking a massive tunnel-boring machine beneath downtown Seattle for the past month: a steel pipe.The $80 million, five-story-tall machine, dubbed “Bertha,” is digging a new path for state Route 99, one of the region’s primary north-south arterials. But it became stuck Dec. 6, 60 feet below Seattle streets. In the ensuing weeks crews have probed, sifted and speculated in an effort to figure out what was causing the delay.Much of the city got in on the act. Some fingered a giant boulder. Students in a fifth-grade class wrote essays with their best guesses, including the remnants of a train left under the ruins when the city rebuilt after the Great Seattle Fire of 1889.Ivar’s restaurant, a local institution known for its publicity stunts, promoted the idea that it was a 70-foot “clamosaurus” that escaped the restaurant’s founder in 1937.The real answer is less exotic, and only a little less baffling: an 8-inch-diameter steel pipe that the state Department of Transportation already knew about.last_img read more

Pike to host town hall Saturday in Battle Ground

first_imgTown HallWhat: Town hall meeting hosted by State Rep. Liz Pike, R-Camas.When: 10 a.m. Saturday.Where: Battle Ground City Hall, 109 S.W. First St., Battle Ground.State Rep. Liz Pike, R-Camas, will host a town hall meeting Saturday on a bill that could give cities and counties more control to raise taxes and fees for transportation projects.Pike is jointly hosting the meeting with the city of Battle Ground, which recently opted to create a transportation benefit district — a quasi-municipal corporation that functions as a separate entity with the authority to charge taxes and fees. The revenue from the charges would go toward transportation and infrastructure improvements, and the bill could be somewhat of a game changer for transportation benefit districts.In short, the measure — House Bill 1593 — would allow cities and counties to establish transportation utilities to fund a variety of transportation projects. It would also enable cities and counties with transportation benefit districts to eliminate their “separate entity” status and impose vehicle fees up to $50 — and a sales and use tax at a rate of up to two-tenths of 1 percent. Battle Ground Mayor Shane Bowman recently testified in support of the bill in Olympia. The measure would give cities and counties more control over their own transportation funding, he said.last_img read more

Scam artists reportedly stole 19 million worth of iPhones

first_img Tags Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Mobile Security Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Share your voice Apple 0 Post a comment Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors See All • The iPhone XS Max could fetch hundreds of dollars on the black market. CNET A New York crime ring that allegedly stole hundreds of iPhones over the past seven years has been busted, according to Quartz. All told, the group reportedly got its hands on more than $19 million worth of the devices.Six people were charged in the case, which was filed by federal prosecutors in New York state in April. The complaint was just unsealed, according to Quartz. The felony charges range from mail fraud to conspiracy to identity theft.It’s not unusual for scammers to focus their efforts on Apple’s iPhones given the device’s high price tag, which can run as much as $1,450 per phone. Just a couple of months ago, a pair of Chinese engineering students studying in Oregon allegedly conned Apple out of hundreds of thousands of dollars by exchanging counterfeit iPhones for new ones. And last year, another New York group was nabbed for allegedly stealing more than $1 million worth of iPhones.The group that was most recently caught reportedly ran a scam in which some members used stolen identities to pose as cellphone subscribers. With fake IDs and debit cards they’d allegedly go to mobile phone stores across the US and say they wanted to upgrade their phones to a new iPhone. Then they reportedly shipped the iPhones back to the crime ring’s New York headquarters. People there would allegedly sell the iPhones on the black market.The cellphone subscribers whose identities were stolen ended up being charged for the upgraded phones, according to Quartz. The crime ring reportedly signed the victims up for monthly payments, so that they wouldn’t notice the charges right away.  Court filings didn’t specify how many people were allegedly affected and how many phones were reportedly stolen, but in one incident 250 phones were discovered in dozens of packages being sent to New York. The crime ring was ultimately busted by an unnamed person who worked at an overnight shipping service and became suspicious of all of the packages being sent out of state that weren’t addressed to a physical business or home address.A trial is pending for the six people charged in the scam, according to Quartz. They all pleaded not guilty and were released on $100,000 bonds.Apple didn’t respond to a request for comment. reading • Scam artists reportedly stole $19 million worth of iPhones Applelast_img read more