Lessons for London dream

first_img“You must, you must and you must be able to show what you are capable of…. Do not hide your achievements,” Bucknell told students during an interactive session on Employability and Skill Development at Guru Nanak Institute of Technology.Read it at The Telegraph Related Itemslast_img

Foton looking to recruit Gervacio

first_imgFEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Gervacio is known for her jump serves and her strong presence on the court.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet LATEST STORIES El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Dzi Gervacio of Perlas CONTRIBUTED PHOTOPhilippine Superliga reigning Grand Prix champion team Foton is trying to get the services of former Ateneo stalwart Dzi Gervacio who is now on a sabbatical from rival league Premier Volleyball League.Foton owner Rommel Sytin bared talks between him and Gervacio, who is in the United States for a short course.ADVERTISEMENT National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ The back-to-back Grand Prix champion club is beefing up its roster behind 6-foot-5 main weapon Jaja Santiago and 5-foot-6 open spiker EJ Laure.They are still shopping for imports for the PSL’s much awaited conference slated to begin in October.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 starsThe 25-year-old Gervacio once played for the Tornadoes in the 2014 Grand Prix and 2015 All Filipino where she suffered a dislocated patella.The 5-foot-8 open spiker returned to action in the Shakey’s V League for BaliPure and Perlas in the PVL. Blatche says there are numerous reasons why he can’t join Gilas 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 View comments Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plantlast_img read more

Peyton Manning Hangs Them Up

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares ENGLEWOOD, Colo.  — Peyton Manning surveyed the landscape of his brilliant career and called one last audible. He’s retiring a champion.A month after Denver’s triumph in Super Bowl 50, Manning informed John Elway he is following his lead and riding off into that orange sunset just like the Broncos’ boss did 17 years ago after winning his second Super Bowl.Just shy of 40, Manning will forgo $19 million and a 19th season in the NFL, where he served as both a throwback and a transformer during a glittering career bookmarked by an unprecedented five MVP awards and dozens of passing records.“Peyton was a player that guys wanted to play with,” Elway said. “That made us better as a team and I’m thrilled that we were able to win a championship in his final year.”The Broncos scheduled a news conference for 11 a.m. Monday.Manning leaves the league he helped popularize to supersize status as its all-time leading passer and winningest starting quarterback, the only one in NFL history to win Super Bowls with two franchises.His first came in 2007 with the Indianapolis Colts, who drafted him No. 1 overall in 1998. The Colts gave up on him after a series of neck surgeries forced Manning to miss all of the 2011 season and left him without feeling in the fingertips of his right hand.A rare superstar quarterback on the open market in 2012, Manning resettled in Denver, where, despite a right arm weakened by nerve damage, he went 50-15 with his fifth MVP award and two trips to the Super Bowl in four seasons.So, defensive coordinators, you can breathe a little easier today: Manning will no longer be on the docket to wreck your game plans and ruin your designs on a title.There will be no more showdowns matching skills with Tom Brady or wits with Bill Belichick — against whom he was just 6-11 but 3-2 in AFC championships.With no more defenses to dissect, the face of the league since the turn of this century no longer has to be buried in an iPad all day, nor will he have to submerge his battered body for hours in a cold tub in a labor of love.ALL-TIME GREAT“I get asked a lot about my legacy,” Manning said before the Super Bowl. “For me, it’s being a good teammate, having the respect of my teammates, having the respect of the coaches and players. That’s important to me. I am not taking this for granted. I just love football.”The 18th season for No. 18 was by far his most trying on the field. He had to adjust to new coach Gary Kubiak’s run-based offense, to unrelenting health issues and to questions about his character on his way to winning his second Super Bowl.Manning, whose dry wit and star power has made him a staple of commercials and late-night television for nearly two decades, saw his squeaky-clean image take a beating as the final pages were flipped on his storied career.The NFL is investigating allegations that human growth hormone was shipped to his home in his wife’s name following an Al Jazeera report that Manning dismissed as “garbage.” And in a new lawsuit filed last month. Manning was cited as an example of a hostile environment for women at the University of Tennessee for his alleged harassment of a female trainer in 1996.A torn ligament in his left foot hampered Manning all the way back to August. It led to his worst statistical season and sidelined him for six weeks before that fairy tale finish in Santa Clara, California, when his defense carried him across the finish line.Constantly harassed, never quite comfortable — sort of the way the whole season played out — Manning walked away with his second NFL title after Denver’s defense, with seven sacks and four takeaways, all but handed him the Lombardi Trophy in a 24-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers.ARCHIE WAS GREAT TOO“He had to do several things different this year,” said his dad, Archie, a former star quarterback himself. “Had to take off during the season, which he’d never done before. He ran the scout team, which I don’t think he’d ever done, and he dressed out as a backup, which he’d never done.”Manning also had to play the role of game manager for the first time during Denver’s defense-fueled run to the title. “I’m just glad I was on the same team as our defense,” he said.Although his teammates said his speech on the eve of the game felt very much like a goodbye, Manning didn’t call it his “last rodeo” right away, saying he needed time to reflect.Denver gained only 194 yards against the Panthers, the fewest for a victorious team in a Super Bowl, and Manning had but 13 completions for 141 yards. Thanks to a defense led by game MVP Von Miller, however, Manning became the oldest quarterback to win a championship, a year older than Elway was when he won his second Super Bowl in 1999 before walking away.Manning, who revealed at the Super Bowl that he faces a hip replacement in retirement, finished in a tie with Brett Favre for most regular-season wins with 186. His victory in Super Bowl 50 was his 14th in the postseason, one more than Favre, making him the NFL’s only 200-win quarterback.“There’s no question that his work ethic is what made him into one of the great quarterbacks of all time,” Elway said. “All the film study Peyton did and the process that he went through with game planning and understanding what the other teams did was second to none.”FIELD GENERALAlmost from his pro debut in 1998, Manning was a pioneer in the way he deciphered defenses and directed play at the line of scrimmage. Envision him pacing from tackle to tackle, pointing and hollering, as he became a model for every quarterback who’s come along since. Manning not only was at the vanguard of the aerial fireworks shows that light up today’s scoreboards and big-screen TVs, he was the mastermind of it.“I think from the sense of quarterbacks, he’s been fast-paced, no-huddle, dynamic offense, score a lot of points, and score quickly,” said his brother, Eli Manning, a two-time Super Bowl winner himself, for the Giants. “Now you see that more. More teams are doing it. The Colts kind of started that trend and did it well for a long time.”So did the Broncos, for whom Manning threw 140 of his NFL-high 539 TD passes, including a record 55 in 2013.Manning was never the best athlete, but his off-the-charts preparation and other-worldly memory recall made him rise above the rest, suggested teammate DeMarcus Ware.“He beat you mentally,” said Ware, who came to Denver two years ago for the chance to play with Manning. “That was his guide: Physically you might be faster than me, you might be more athletic than me, but I’m going to outsmart you every time.”Manning’s retirement allows the Broncos to focus on re-signing his longtime backup, Brock Osweiler, who went 5-2 in his place.“There’s not a day that’s gone by since I’ve been in the league,” Osweiler said, “that I haven’t learned something from Peyton.”Manning relinquishes the game he loves secure in having left an indelible imprint on America’s most popular sport.“He was on the forefront of basically a revolution in the way offenses are run in the National Football League,” Joe Theismann said recently.“His footprint was bigger than just the cities he played in. He transformed the position. The style of offense that he ran in Indianapolis was revolutionary and nobody ever figured out how to stop it there — or in Denver.“The only thing that’s basically slowed Peyton Manning down was Father Time.”(ARNIE STAPLETON, AP Pro Football Writer)last_img read more

Farewell, Korea: First of 3 Straight Asian Olympics Ends

first_imgPYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — It began with politics. It ends with … politics.In between, humanity’s most extraordinary feats of winter athletic prowess unfolded, revealing the expected triumphs but also stars most unlikely — from favorites like Mikaela Shiffrin, Shaun White and Lindsey Vonn to sudden surprise legends like Czech skier-snowboarder Ester Ledecka and the medal-grabbing “Garlic Girls,” South Korea’s hometown curling favorites.Pyeongchang closes its chapter of the 122-year-old modern Olympic storybook on Sunday night with countless tales to tell — tales of North Korea and Russia, of detente and competitive grit and volunteerism and verve, of everything from an uncomfortable viral outbreak to an athlete’s boozy joyride.And above it all: unforgettable experiences for meticulously trained athletes from around the world, all gathered on a mountainous plateau on the eastern Korean Peninsula to test for themselves — and demonstrate to the world — just how excellent they could be.“We have been through a lot so that we could blaze a trail,” said Kim Eun-jung, skip of the South Korean women’s curling team, which captured global renown as the “Garlic Girls” — all from a garlic-producing Korean hometown. They made a good run for gold before finishing with runner-up silver.As the sun set on the games’ final day, people began trickling into Olympic Stadium to encounter a far different atmosphere that showed one of the games’ memorable arcs: the weather. Temperatures, so bitterly frigid at the outset that some spectators had to take cover from opening-ceremony winds, were nearly 20 degrees warmer (11 degrees Celsius) as the evening began.Other trailblazers: Chloe Kim, American snowboarder extraordinaire. The U.S. women’s hockey team and men’s curlers, both of which claimed gold. And the Russian hockey team, with its nail-biting, overtime victory against Germany.That these games would be circumscribed by politics was a given from the outset because of regional rivalries. North Korea, South Korea, Japan and China are neighbors with deep, sometimes twisted histories that get along uneasily with each other in this particular geographic cul-de-sac.But there was something more this time around. Hanging over the entire games was the saga — or opportunity, if you prefer — of a delicate diplomatic dance between the Koreas, North and South, riven by war and discord and an armed border for the better part of a century.The games started with a last-minute flurry of agreements to bring North Koreans to South Korea to compete under one combined Koreas banner. Perish the thought, some said, but Moon Jae-in’s government stayed the course. By the opening ceremony, a march of North and South into the Olympic Stadium was watched by the world — and by dozens of North Korean cheerleaders applauding in calibrated synchronicity.Also watching was an equally extraordinary, if motley, crew. Deployed in a VIP box together were Moon, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s envoy sister, Kim Yo Jong. The latter two, at loggerheads over North Korea’s nuclear program, didn’t speak, and the world watched the awkwardness.What followed was a strong dose of athletic diplomacy: two weeks of global exposure for the Korean team, particularly the women’s hockey squad, which trained for weeks with North and South side by side getting along, taking selfies and learning about each other.On Sunday night, the closing ceremony will bookend those politics with U.S. President Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, in attendance as well as Kim Yong Chol, vice chairman of North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party Central Committee and a man suspected of masterminding a lethal 2010 military attack on the South.There’s no reason to believe that the uneasy VIP-box scene will repeat itself. There’s also no reason to believe it will not. But the outcome could provide a coda to an extraordinary two weeks of Olympic political optics — and offer hints of the Trump administration’s approach in coming weeks as it tries to get Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons and deals with the North-South thaw.That wasn’t all when it came to these odd games. Let’s not forget Russia — or, we should say, “Olympic Athletes from Russia,” the shame-laced moniker they inherited after a doping brouhaha from the 2014 Sochi Games doomed them to a non-flag-carrying Pyeongchang Games.Two more Russian athletes tested positive in Pyeongchang in the past two weeks. So on Sunday morning, the IOC refused to reinstate the team in time for the closing but left the door open for near-term redemption from what one exasperated committee member called “this entire Russia drama.”What’s next for the games? Tokyo in Summer 2020, then Beijing — Summer host in 2008 — staging an encore, this time for a Winter Games. With the completion of the 2018 Pyeongchang Games, that Olympic trinity marks one-third of a noteworthy Olympic run by Asia.For those keeping score at home: That means four of eight Olympic Games between 2008 and 2022 will have taken place on the Asian continent. Not bad for a region that hosted only four games in the 112 years of modern Olympic history before that — Tokyo in 1964, Sapporo in 1972, Seoul in 1988 and Nagano in 1998. Japan and China will, it’s likely, be highly motivated to outdo South Korea (and each other).Meantime, the Olympians departing Monday leave behind a Korean Peninsula full of possibility for peace, or at least less hostility.The steps taken by North and South toward each other this month are formidable but fluid. People are cautiously optimistic: the governor of Gangwon, the border province where Pyeongchang is located, suggested Sunday that the 2021 Asian Games could be co-hosted by both Koreas.It might not happen. But it could. That could be said about pretty much anything at an Olympic Games, inside the rings and out. Corporate and political and regimented though it may be, that’s what makes it still the best game in town for an athletic thrill every other year — and yes, sometimes a political one, too.___By TED ANTHONYTed Anthony has been the director of Asia-Pacific news for The Associated Press since 2014.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

INNOVATION MARKET TO SHOWCASE LOCAL BUSINESS START-UPS

first_imgIdeas for a variety of new small business ventures are being showcased in Sioux City the next several days as part of the annual Entrepalooza event.Highlighting the week is the 8th annual Innovation Market, a venue for entrepreneurs to showcase their ideas for starting a new business.Those ideas will be displayed at the downtown Public Museum on Thursday for the public to vote on.Adrian Kolbo of Sioux City Go says cash prizes will be awarded to the top three business ideas:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/INNO.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………$1000. :16This year’s Innovation Market will also serve as host for the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce’s February Rush Hour Connect, to provide greater networking opportunities for event attendees.A separate high school competition takes place at 3pm Thursday.The Innovation Market and Chamber Rush Hour begins at 4:30 p.m. at the Public Museum at 4th and Nebraska.last_img read more

Middlesbrough sweep aside Bolton to keep up pressure on Leeds the leaders

first_imgParkinson and his players have endured an extremely difficult week after 29-year-old Darby was forced to retire because he was diagnosed with motor neurone disease. “I’ve worked with Stephen for a long time, and it was important that we put in a performance that reflected his character. Despite not getting the right result, I thought we did that.”Pulis said: “I thought we played really well in the first half, but we’ve got to make sure that we take our chances and the opportunities we get.”Millwall’s poor run continued in a defeat at improving QPR. Two goals inside three first-half minutes proved decisive for Steve McClaren’s side, with Massimo Luongo heading in from close range in the 30th minute and Eberechi Eze doubling the advantage with a left-foot drive. After beginning their campaign with four successive defeats, Rangers are now unbeaten in four. McClaren hailed Eze after the young forward played a starring role. “He’s a talent but he can get better. We need to add discipline to his game and work-rate. He is showing more of that and he’s getting the rewards, McClaren said.Millwall manager Neil Harris admitted he got his tactics and team selection wrong.“I take full responsibility for picking the team I did and the tactics in the first half. I’ll hold my hands up and say I got it wrong – I’ve no problem with that.”Lewis Grabban’s header and a fine finish by João Carvalho were enough to give Nottingham Forest only their second league win of the season, against Sheffield Wednesday.Grabban headed in Ben Osborn’s cross on 41 minutes and Carvalho doubled the lead after the break with an angled shot into the top right-hand corner. Steven Fletcher pulled one back for Wednesday with two minutes remaining but Aitor Karanka’s team held on. Karanka said: “I could have been happier, because we could have won this game even easier. We had a lot of chances and I only remember one chance for them, in the first half.“We played really well. I knew we needed to take a step forward after Saturday and we did that.” Share on WhatsApp Share on Messenger Middlesbrough bounced back from their defeat at Norwich and returned to second place in the Championship with a 2-0 home win against Bolton. George Saville’s first-half drive, his first goal for the club, set them on their way and Brit Assombalonga added a second in the 90th minute. Victory puts Tony Pulis’s team a point behind the leaders Leeds. Bolton manager Phil Parkinson felt his players produced a performance Stephen Darby would be proud of. Share on Pinterest Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Read more Championship Leeds maintain unbeaten start while West Brom put four past Bristol City Sheffield Wednesday Read more Topicscenter_img Reading’s struggles continued with a 2-1 defeat by Norwich at the Madejski Stadium. Teemu Pukki’s long-range shot in the 14th minute put Norwich ahead and though Jón Dadi Bödvarsson equalised with 18 minutes remaining the visitors regained the lead within a minute as Mario Vrancic rifled into Sam Walker’s bottom left-hand corner to keep Paul Clement’s side in the bottom three.Birmingham remain winless after a goalless draw at Sheffield United, Omar Bogle wasting a glorious late chance for the Blues. Garry Monk insists it is only a matter of time until Birmingham’s luck changes. “Everyone wants to say it’s a winless run which we understand – anyone that’s seen us this season we’ve deserved a lot more than what we’ve got.” Bolton Wanderers news Rotherham’s Paul Warne: ‘Players we sign have to be amazing people’ Millwall Share via Email QPR Middlesbrough Nottingham Forest Share on LinkedIn Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Students with greater sense of belonging are helpful Study

first_imgResearchers have found that students who feel a greater sense of belonging with their peers, family and school community are less likely to become bullies. The findings suggest that parents and teachers should consider ways to create a supportive and accepting environment both at home and at school. “What we have found is that students’ perceptions of how supportive their school environment is has the power to alter bullying behaviour. This means that even acts of simple compassion and efforts to create an accepting and supportive space for students can help prevent bullying in schools,” said Chad Rose, Associate Professor at the University of Missouri. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainFor the study, researchers analysed survey responses from more than 900 middle school students from rural schools throughout the US. The survey addressed their sense of belonging as well as bullying behaviour. The results indicate that the more a student feels like they belong among their peers and family, the more likely they will feel like they belong at school. In addition, the more they feel like they belong within their school community, the less likely they were to report bullying behaviour. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardThis indicates that parents might be able to play a proactive role in increasing their child’s sense of belonging at school by focusing on improving family belongingness. “If you have children with varying interests, it might be beneficial to suggest the whole family get together to attend each other’s events and activities, even if it does not please the whole crowd every time,” said Christopher Slaten, Associate Professor at the University of Missouri. The study suggests that one of the ways parents can increase a child’s sense of family belonging is to organise activities that cater to every child’s interests.last_img read more

In the news today Sept 5

first_imgFive stories in the news for Wednesday, Sept. 5———NAFTA TALKS TO RESUME TODAY IN WASHINGTONForeign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is to meet with her U.S. counterpart in Washington today in an effort to bring Canada into the NAFTA fold. Canada and the U.S. need to present a text to the U.S. Congress by Oct. 1 in order to join the deal the Trump administration signed with Mexico last week. Prime Minister Trudeau has said Canada will not sign onto a deal that does not include a dispute resolution mechanism and exemptions for cultural industries.———TRUDEAU, NOTLEY TO MEET TODAY IN EDMONTONThe prime minister’s office says Justin Trudeau will meet with Alberta Premier Rachel Notley this afternoon in Edmonton. A spokeswoman for Notley says the two leaders will discuss the Trans Mountain pipeline, and that the premier hopes they can look at possible paths forward for the project. A federal court last week reversed a cabinet decision to allow construction of the pipeline, ruling there was not enough consultation with Indigenous peoples.———TIFF STRESSES ‘ZERO TOLERANCE’ POLICYAs the Toronto International Film Festival prepares to kick off Thursday, it’s doing so in a changed landscape — one organizers have responded to with a few powerful additions to the usual mix of glitz and glam. With initiatives including the Share Her Journey women’s rally, a newly created hotline and an emphasis on its code of conduct, TIFF is making it clear it’s an inclusive and safe space after the tide of sexual misconduct allegations stemming from the Harvey Weinstein scandal last fall.———OSUNA BACK IN COURT IN TORONTOFormer Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Roberto Osuna’s assault case is scheduled to return to court today. The 23-year-old was arrested in May and charged in connection with an alleged domestic incident. Osuna was suspended without pay for 75 games in June for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy, and the Jays later traded him to the Houston Astros. Osuna’s lawyer, Domenic Basile, has said his client is remorseful of the circumstances of the situation but plans to plead not guilty.———FRATS TO BAN HARD BOOZEMost U.S. and Canadian fraternities have one year to ban vodka, tequila and other hard alcohol under a rule adopted during the recent annual meeting of their trade association, the group announced Tuesday. In “a near-unanimous vote” on Aug. 27, the 66 international and national men’s fraternities of the North-American Interfraternity Conference adopted the rule prohibiting hard alcohol with more than 15 per cent alcohol by volume from fraternity chapters and events unless served by licensed third-party vendors, the group said. The member fraternities have until Sept. 1, 2019, to implement the rule across their more than 6,100 chapters on 800 campuses.ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:— The Bank of Canada makes an interest rate announcement.— Statistics Canada releases international merchandise trade data for July and labour productivity, hourly compensation and unit labour cost data for the second quarter.— Jordan application hearings are held in Red Deer, Alta., in the case of Shayne Gulka on kidnapping and first-degree murder charges.— Bank executives speak at the Scotiabank Financials Summit in Toronto.— WestJet CFO Harry Taylor and CN Rail chief executive JJ Ruest are among the presenters at the Cowen and Company 11th Annual Global Transportation Conference in Boston.— Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. releases Q1 results after market close. The Laval, Que.-based company will hold a conference call Thursday morning.— Conservation groups will make an announcement in Vancouver about southern resident killer whales.last_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi Team Up in Amazing Auction for the

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo signing a four-year deal with Juventus has nothing on his continued plight with Lionel (Leo) Messi to give back to those in need.Leo Messi – Auction for the Forever Dream FoundationAs part of CharityStars’ series of soccer related auctions to support the Forever Dream Foundation, both soccer superstars are offering fans the rarity of a private one-to-one meet and greet along with two tickets to a mutually-agreed-upon home game, with superior seating.The winning bidders will also have the exclusive opportunity to watch the players within their respective stadiums in a warm-up session prior to the game, which will be held at the Nou Camp Stadium in Barcelona for Leo Messi, and at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid for Cristiano Ronaldo — an experience that is usually completely off-limits except for close friends and family.This special series of auctions also includes owning jerseys hand-signed by Messi and Ronaldo, and chances to meet Real Madrid and watch them play in a number of matches. All can be viewed here. The prizes have been generously donated by the players to benefit the Forever Dream Foundation, the charity that continues to provide inspiring experiences to underprivileged children and their families by allowing dreams come true through sports and entertainment. All draw to a close on Friday the 13th July, circa 6:00pm BST, and accept bids in AidCoin, Bitcoin and Ethereum. so be sure to bid in due course to avoid disappointment.AidCoin is the ERC20 token launched by CharityStars with the aim to become the preferred method to donate transparently through the Ethereum blockchain. In addition, by embedding the token’s widget and payment gateway – AIDPay – it enables charities, nonprofits and Non-Governed Organizations (NGOs) to accept donations in 23 different cryptocurrencies, which are then instantly converted into AidCoin, within a single AIDChain wallet.This series of auctions serve as salute to CharityStars’ cohesion within the community of celebrity donors and charitable organizations, as one of the leading auction platforms for the nonprofit sector. This past year the company has seen some of the world’s leading minds in business come on board and advocate its new era of donating transparently and securely using blockchain technology.last_img read more

North American markets come roaring back as tensions ease in Ukraine

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market registered a strong advance Tuesday as worries of an escalation in the Russian-Ukraine standoff lessened.The S&P/TSX composite index gained 95.32 points to 14,308.06, led by base metal stocks.The Canadian dollar gave up early gains to move down 0.22 of a cent to 90 cents US a day before the Bank of Canada’s interest rate announcement.U.S. indexes were also sharply higher in the wake of major losses Monday after Russian troops over the weekend invaded the Crimean peninsula, where Russia has major military installations and much of the population is Russian speaking.Although tensions are still high, they were ratcheted down somewhat after Russian president Vladimir Putin ordered tens of thousands of Russian troops participating in military exercises near Ukraine’s border to return to their bases.The Dow Jones industrials jumped 198.6 points to 16,366.63, the Nasdaq gained 65.82 points to 4,343.12 and the S&P 500 index ran up 23.51 points to 1,869.24.Putin has said he hopes that Russia won’t need to use force in eastern Ukraine. The Kremlin, which does not recognize the new Ukrainian leadership, insists it made the move into Crimea in order to protect Russian installations in Ukraine and its citizens living there.Analysts warn that the situation in eastern Europe still remains highly volatile for global markets.“Note that this withdrawal of troops refers to exercises that… the Russian authorities had always maintained were unrelated to Ukraine,” said Adam Cole, head of G10 FX Strategy at RBC Capital Markets.“It does not appear to have any bearing on Russian troops inside Crimea. As such, markets will remain sensitive to Ukraine-related headlines and further bouts of risk aversion are likely.”Meanwhile, Scotiabank reported $1.71 billion of quarterly net income, up 6.5% from a year earlier. Ex-items, earnings came in at $1.34 a share, which met estimates. The bank is raising its dividend 3% to 64 cents a share and its shares gained 43 cents to $63.46.“If you look to see where the earnings came from, a lot of it was domestic,” said Allan Small, a senior adviser at Holliswealth, observing that Scotiabank has had the most exposure to emerging markets of the big banks.“And right now, the emerging markets are struggling. They had a great run for a long time and now everyone is kind of stepping back.”RadioShack will close up to 1,100 U.S. stores as the electronics retailer reported a quarterly loss of $191.4 million, up sharply from a $63.3-million loss a year earlier. Excluding items, the electronics retailer lost $1.29 per share against the 16 cents that analysts expected and its shares plunged 17% in New York.The base metals segment led advancers, up 2.47% as May copper clawed back Monday’s two-cent loss and then some, up four cents to US$3.21 a pound.The industrials group also provided lift, up 0.85%.Oil and gold gave back a good-sized chunk of the gains racked up on Monday with the April crude contract in New York down $1.71 to US$103.21 a barrel. The energy sector rose 0.06%.The gold sector was off 0.45% as April bullion faded $12.40 to US$1,337.90 an ounce. read more

CEYPETCO increases fuel prices following SirisenaMangala talks

Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CEYPETCO) has increased the price of fuel following a decision reached at talks held between President Maithripala Sirisena and Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera today.Co-cabinet spokesman, Minster Rajitha Senaratne said that the price of fuel sold by CEYPETCO will come under review every month. Following the latest revision the price of Petrol 92 Octane has been increased by Rs 8, Petrol 95 Octane by Rs 7, Diesel by Rs 9 and Super Diesel by Rs 10 at CEYPETCO fuel distribution sheds. (Colombo Gazette) read more

UN peacekeepers improve routes in Haitian capital

Showing its handiwork to journalists, the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) said that for the past two weeks, Chilean peacekeepers have been working in the Carrefour district of Port-au-Prince on a stretch of railway that serves three departments, Grand Anse, Sud and Sud-est.Meanwhile, the Brazilian contingent has been using tractor-trailers and trucks to remove the remains of vehicles and burnt tyres blocking four streets in Bel Air, once a troubled part of Port-au-Prince.

Ohio State outlasts California 5234

BERKELEY, Calif. – In a game that saw Ohio State and California combine for more than 1,000 yards of total offense, the Buckeyes outlasted the Golden Bears 52-34 Saturday.The Buckeyes ended the game with 608 yards of total offense.After a quick three-and-out by Cal to open the game, OSU wasted no time getting into the scoring column. Redshirt-senior quarterback Kenny Guiton, who was named the starter in place of injured junior quarterback Braxton Miller, hit junior wide receiver Devin Smith down the right sideline and Smith took it 90 yards to make it 7-0. The score was the longest offensive play in Ohio State football history.Not even two minutes later, the two connected again for another touchdown, this one from 47 yards out to give the Buckeyes a 14-0 advantage. Golden Bear freshman quarterback Jared Goff was stripped by junior linebacker Ryan Shazier on Cal’s next drive, resulting in Guiton’s third touchdown pass of the game, as he found senior wide receiver Chris Fields on fourth and goal from the one.Cal scored quickly on its next drive on a Goff touchdown pass to make it 21-7, and a 39-yard field goal by the Buckeyes made it 24-7. Goff threw his second touchdown pass of the game on the ensuing drive to make it 24-14 after one quarter of play.Even though OSU got off to a such a quick start, coach Urban Meyer said he did not feel secure until there were only a few minutes left.“I never felt comfortable until three minutes left or something like that,” Meyer said. “I felt like we could control, running the ball, run the clock out but I never…not until the end I felt comfortable.”Redshirt senior running back Jordan Hall scored on a one-yard touchdown run to give the Buckeyes a 17-point lead, and Cal kicked two field goals making the score 31-20 at the half.Hall scored twice in the third quarter, as the offenses kept humming. Goff threw two more touchdown passes himself to make it 52-27 at the end of the third.The Golden Bears were able to score once more in the fourth quarter on a one yard run by running back Daniel Lasco, but the Buckeyes ran out the clock to hold on to the win 52-34.Meyer called the high offensive production something that was “fun to watch,” and the way the unit is playing right now is what he envisions it looking like.“We couldn’t have done this a year ago. Its not going to happen,” Meyer said. “The development of Devin Smith, the development of Corey Brown, Philly Brown, and there are some weapons on offense right now.”Guiton finished the game with 276 yards passing and four touchdowns, and Hall ran for 168 yards on 30 carries and scored three touchdowns.Even though he said he was never really told he was going to start Saturday, Guiton said that did not change his preparation.“I really was never told a a set time when I was going to start or anything but all week I practice with the ones and just prepared with them like the starters,” Guiton said. “I kept the mindset like I was starting and today when I got the nod and everything I was just ready to go.”OSU takes on Florida A&M in Columbus next Saturday at noon. read more

Geological Survey of Sweden teams up with SPECIM for national core scanning

first_imgThe Geological Survey of Sweden (SGU) has signed a contract with SPECIM for one of the world’s largest optical and mineralogical core scanning projects. Together with its South African partner GeoSpectral Imaging (GSI), SPECIM will scan and analyse 200 km of hyperspectral imaging data of archived drill core. The scanning will capture VNIR, SWIR and LWIR wavelength spectral images as well as high resolution RGB images, all in a single scan. The project will result in a uniform national drill core data base for further macro-analysis.“We are looking forward to working with SPECIM. The project will extract additional information from our voluminous asset of drill cores. The information – available on the internet – will be of great value for exploration, research and mapping” said Kaj Lax, Head of the Mineral Resources Department at the Geological Survey of Sweden. “The drill cores cover more than 100 years of exploration. This project will transform Sweden’s mineralogical data into digitised, actionable insight.”“The combination of SPECIM’s SisuROCK scanner and GeoSpectral Imaging’s processing solution provides the best-in-class solution needed to address the requirements of the client, the high speed and performance is what makes this project economically viable”, said Rainer Bärs, Project Manager, Hyperspectral Sensors and Software at SPECIM. “We look forward to working with the Geological Survey of Sweden as they enter a new era in their minerals information activities.”“SPECIM has made a strategic decision to move in the supply chain from an equipment manufacturer to a service provider through internal structuring and by partnering. This contract is a confirmation of our strategy working in action,” said Risto Kalske, Chairman of the Board, SPECIM. “We appreciate Sweden taking the lead in digitising their national archive, and trust other countries will adopt similar practices enabled by new services and solutions.”SPECIM Spectral Imaging is a leading manufacturer of hyperspectral imaging instruments and systems. In addition to AISA airborne remote sensing systems, SPECIM provides ImSpector Imaging Spectrographs, Spectral Cameras and Hyperspectral Imaging Solutions for an increasingly wide range of industrial and scientific applications such as colour measurement, recycling, geological core logging, process analytical technology (PAT), life sciences, chemical imaging, and forensics.last_img read more

Wisla Plock still on 100 – Nenadics showtime VIDEO

← Previous Story Handball to grow in England Next Story → Slovenian derby: Gorenje beat Celje PL with 4:0 series on the end! STANDING: 10Chrobry Głogów13319330:3607 9Piotrkowianin Piotrków13409372:4128 7Zagłębie Lubin13427384:42410 2Vive Targi Kielce131201508:34924 5MMTS Kwidzyn13715400:40515 12Czuwaj Przemyśl131111364:4683 3Azoty Puławy13922368:35020 Orlen Wisla Plock celebrated 13th victory last weekend in tough home match against Tauron Stal Mielec 34:27 (16:17). Lars Walther’s team had a problem in the first-half to break resistance of away team, but on the end, new triumph is secured by Petar Nenadić and his fantastic series of goals. He finished this match with 15…Orlen Wisła: Sego, Wichary – Nenadić 15, Kubisztal 4, Spanne 4, Kavas 3, Toromanović 2, Wiśniewski 2, Eklemović 1, Ghionea 1, Nikcević 1, Syprzak 1, Ilyes, Twardo.Tauron Stal: Kryński, Lipka – Kostrzewa 6, Szpera 5, Sobut 4, Babicz 3, Krzysztofik 3, Chodara 2, Gliński 2, Janyst 2, Wilk 2, Gawęcki, Gudz, Krieger.HTML code 8Gaz-System Pogoń13418372:3809 1Orlen Wisła Płock131300480:35126 11Miedź Legnica132110287:3785 6NMC Powen Zabrze13607329:34912 Orlen Wisla PlockPetar NenadicPolish HandballWisla TV 4Tauron Stal Mielec13814408:37617 read more