Minissha Lamba set to rock the ramp in a bikini

first_imgMinissha Lamba will be seen sporting a bikini in her upcoming flick, Hum Tum Shabana, as part of a crucial beauty pageant sequence. The actress will play one of the participants in the contest.The said scene requires Minissha to walk the ramp, for which sources say, she has been working very hard, observing lingerie models, and learning their strut. She even took an advice or two from her fellow actresses.Besides Minissha, model turned actor Pia Trivedi too will be seen in the scene as a co- contestant and friend of Minissha’s character. Sources say Minissha’s cat walk left everyone on the sets quite impressed.last_img read more

Mayweather is next–Roach

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. If the punches land on fight night, said Roach, he expects a knockout triumph that has not happened under his watch since 2009 against Miguel Cotto.And with Pacquiao’s old buddy Buboy Fernandez at the helm, Pacquiao tasted a KO win once again when he stopped Lucas Matthyse in the seventh last July in Kuala Lumpur.But the scenario is clear on Roach’s mind come fight night: A stoppage in the later rounds.He added: “I don’t want the referee coming to the rescue (of Broner), I want it him laid out.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MOST READ LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño “You know that there’s a reason why Floyd went on TV the other night (during an NBA Filipino Heritage game that honored Pacquiao), and it’s to show the world that he’s still there,” said Roach.Mayweather also bumped into Pacquiao last year in Tokyo festival where the undefeated American announced his desire for a rematch.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“And I think that part of the reason, I think the winner of this fight (Pacquiao against Adrien Broner) has the chance of getting him (Mayweather),” said Roach. “I hope so yes, because that’s the one fight I would like to have back. I know we can do better.”The first fight, which reportedly earned $600 million, was a big disappointment and ended with the flashy American winning via unanimous decision over the Filipino icon who turned out to be nursing an injured shoulder. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completioncenter_img Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting HOLLYWOOD—A rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. is highly possible.The affable Freddie Roach said there’s a strong chance there will be repeat of the 2015 “Battle for Greatness” between boxing’s standard bearers.ADVERTISEMENT “Hopefully that happens, if not there’s a lot of guys out there who are big names, but Mayweather’s my first choice,” added Roach, who acts as consultant for the Jan. 19 WBA world welterweight fight at MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.Broner is likened to Mayweather in terms of his being a defensive, counter-punching fighter. But that doesn’t bother Roach.“He’s a counter-puncher and doesn’t come to us much, he’s the type of guy that sucks you in,” said Roach. “But we’ve dealt with that before, I mean he’s not our favorite type of fighter.”But what keeps Roach’s hope afloat was the fact that Pacquiao himself told him he’s going for a knockout.“He told me he’s gonna knock this guy out, he’s never said that to me in my life. So I’m happy where’s his head right now. If a knockout comes it’s good but I’m happy that he wants a knockout because that means he’s got his killer instinct back,” he added.ADVERTISEMENT Younghusbands’ dilemma LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertelast_img read more

Manpreet Singh to lead India in Hockey World League semis in England

first_imgHalfback Manpreet Singh was today named the Indian hockey captain for next month’s 3 Nations Invitational Tournament in Germany and the World League Semi Final in England after regular skipper P R Sreejesh was ruled out due to a knee injury.The 3 Nations Invitational Tournament will be played in Dusseldorf, Germany from June 1 followed by the Hockey World League Semi Final in London starting June 15.The 18-member team will play two matches each against hosts Germany and Belgium before arriving in London for the Hockey World League Semi Final where India are grouped with Canada, Netherlands, Pakistan and Scotland in Pool B.The team led by Manpreet, with Chinglensana Singh Kangujam as his deputy, will see Pardeep Mor, Kothajit Singh join the defence line along with Surender Kumar, Rupinder Pal Singh and Harmanpreet Singh, Hockey India stated in a press release.Harmanpreet and Rupinder will continue to be the penalty corner specialists while Akash Chikte and Vikas Dahiya will carry the onus of goalkeepers for the team in the absence of Sreejesh.Sreejesh sustained an injury while playing against Australia in the league stage at the 26th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Tournament.The midfield will feature S K Uthappa, Satbir Singh, Harjeet Singh, Chinglensana Singh and the experienced Manpreet and Sardar Singh. Both Uthappa and Satbir were rested for the previous tournament in Malaysia where the team won a bronze medal.The Indian forward-line will see Ramandeep Singh come back into the fold, joining SV Sunil, Akashdeep Singh, Talwinder Singh and Mandeep Singh in the attack.advertisement”The idea was to bring in a couple of changes in positions after Sultan Azlan Shah Cup. Like I had said before, there are three tours this year including Azlan Shah Cup where we would like to give opportunities to younger players,” chief coach Roelant Oltmans said.”Though we are taking a few players who are not that experienced, we still want to do well and the aim is to finish in Top 2 at the Men’s Hockey World League Semi Final and I look forward to see how the boys will perform against big teams, he added.According to the Dutchman, the biggest takeaway from the season opener in Malaysia was the team’s improvised style of play and ball possession.”We were fast and also when we compared statistics, we had better ball possession (about 62 per cent on an average) which is a big improvement from previous years.”But I would like to see our conversion rate in field goals and PC to improve from a 20 per cent and 24 per cent respectively,” stated Oltmans.The team resumed the national camp on May 14 and will continue till May 28 before leaving for Germany on May 29.The Squad:Goalkeepers: Akash Chikte, Vikas DahiyaDefenders Pardeep Mor, Kothajit Singh, Surender Kumar, Rupinderpal Singh, Harmanpreet SinghMidfielders: Chinglensana Singh Kangujam (Vice Captain), S K Uthappa, Satbir Singh, Sardar Singh, Manpreet Singh (Captain), Harjeet SinghForwards: Ramandeep Singh, SV Sunil, Talwinder Singh, Mandeep Singh, Akashdeep Singh.last_img read more

The dropped Justin Gilbert interception

first_imgHere’s a still shot of the Gilbert pick – pic.twitter.com/Eh3HwqIQOg— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) December 7, 2013 I think this was the right call but man, would have liked to have seen a replay.Blake Gideon thinks this was crushing.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

Lahm: Changes needed at Bayern

first_imgBayern München Changes needed at Bayern Munich, insists Lahm Ben Spratt Last updated 2 years ago 20:38 28/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) PhilippLahm - cropped Getty Images Bayern München Bundesliga PSG v Bayern München PSG UEFA Champions League Carlo Ancelotti is reportedly close to losing has job after Wednesday’s defeat to PSG, and the former right-back feels more than the coach must change Philipp Lahm says he would “definitely change something” on the Bayern Munich board, despite previously rejecting the opportunity to become their sporting director.All is not well at the Allianz Arena with head coach Carlo Ancelotti reportedly close to losing his job after a poor recent run culminated in their Champions League defeat to Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday.Bayern 7/1 to beat Hertha 3-0 Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. It is not just Ancelotti’s future that should be uncertain, according to Lahm, with the club’s former captain open to changes at board level.”I would definitely change something,” he said, when asked by Business Insider. “But that isn’t necessarily something to talk about now.”On the possibility of returning to Bayern at board level, he added: “I’ve always said that there will never be an area that I know better than football.”I have played football since I was five years old. This is my core skill and it will always remain so. In this respect, there is no reason not to return to football.#Lahm: “I came to #FCBayern in 1995. I never imagined becoming a champion, it’s all been a dream.” #DankePhilipp pic.twitter.com/ngsQ3KamTN— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) May 20, 2017″The most important thing for Bayern has always been that, with Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Uli Hoeness, the two leaders at the top have themselves played football at the very highest level. They know 100 per cent about their profession. That was the biggest thing they could put into the club.”And I would say I have the football knowledge, too. As for everything else, let’s see what happens.”Both football and business are part of my life. I have done one for many years. The other one I’m just starting out in.”I had a very interesting and exciting life as a footballer, for which I am grateful. I was lucky in some ways and would like to give something back. “To do this I need a new challenge, where I can have fun and be passionate. My motivation is to be able to lead a self-determined, free life and to do something that interests me.”Lahm reserved praise for current president Uli Hoeness’ impact at Bayern, but added that he would not refer to him as his teacher.”Uli Hoeness has developed Bayern from a small Bundesliga club to a club that is one of the top five in Europe,” he said. “That was a great achievement.”I have seen how he conducts business and negotiations and I have certainly taken something from him. But, as a mentor, I definitely would not call him.”last_img read more

West Ham team news & likely line up

first_imgPremier League West Ham Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Brighton Goal Last updated 2 years ago 15:41 10/19/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Joe Hart West Ham Huddersfield Getty Premier League West Ham United West Ham United v Brighton & Hove Albion Brighton & Hove Albion The Hammers can move into the top half with a victory over the Seagulls on Friday West Ham will hope to secure a much-needed three points when they face Brighton & Hove Albion in a game that could already be construed as a six-pointer.Both sides have endured patchy starts to the season, and they are currently level on points, having each won two, drawn two and lost four of their opening eight matches in 2017-18. Brighton sit in 14th and West Ham in 15th, as Chris Hughton’s side boast a marginally better goal difference.This encounter, then, is a chance for each side to lay down a marker as they bid to build some momentum and climb the table. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player WEST HAM INJURIES West Ham were dealt a potentially serious injury blow this week, as striker Javier Hernandez pulled up with a suspected hamstring injury in training.Sources close to the club have confirmed that Hernandez was subsequently sent to hospital for a scan, but it is understood that the club are cautiously optimistic that he will be fit to play against Brighton.Hernandez, a summer capture from Bayer Leverkusen, has scored three goals thus far this season, but has struggled at points, with manager Slaven Bilic often deploying him on the left flank. Indeed, the Mexico international has netted in just two games – he scored twice in a 3-2 defeat to Southampton, and once in another 3-2 loss, to Tottenham at London Stadium.Elsewhere, defender James Collins is a doubt for the game, due to an ankle injury.Javier Hernandez Chicharito West Ham UnitedWEST HAM SUSPENSIONS West Ham will be without striker Andy Carroll, who was sent off during the club’s 1-1 draw with Burnley last time out and is serving a one-match ban.WEST HAM POTENTIAL STARTING LINE-UP Slaven Bilic deployed a seemingly old-fashioned 4-4-2 to good effect against Burnley last time out, though his plan was hindered by the sending off of Carroll after just 27 minutes, with the Hammers leading 1-0.Thus, Bilic is likely to revert to a 4-2-3-1 system this time around, and Javier Hernandez is likely to lead the line, provided his hamstring injury is not as serious as first feared. If he is, indeed, ruled out, then Diafra Sakho will likely step in.Joe Hart will almost certainly continue in goal, with Jose Fonte and Winston Reid set to play in central defence.Further forward, Michail Antonio scored West Ham’s only goal at Turf Moor and will surely be given another chance to impress from the right flank, while Marko Arnautovic will line up on the opposite flank.Antonio 17/10 to score anytimeManuel Lanzini, injured for the opening portion of the season, is set to play at No.10.West Ham XIBRIGHTON TEAM NEWS Brighton were so very close to beating Ronald Koeman’s beleaguered Everton side last time out, only for defender Bruno to concede a last-minute penalty, which Wayne Rooney converted to earn the Toffees a 1-1 draw.Hughton’s men will be without defender Shane Duffy, who has a groin strain, while Davy Propper is also out with a thigh problem.Steve Sidwell is a long-term absentee, and is not set to be back in action until November due to a back injury.Striker Tomer Hemed is serving the final game of a three-match ban, having been found guilty of violent conduct for an apparent stamp on right-back DeAndre Yedlin during the Seagulls’ 1-0 win over Newcastle.OPTA MATCH FACTS West Ham won both league games the last time these sides met, including a 6-0 home win in the 2011-12 Championship season. Brighton have only won one of their seven league visits to West Ham (D2 L4) – a 1-0 win in the Championship in November 2004. West Ham have won both of their previous home Premier League games on a Friday by a 1-0 scoreline – against Coventry in December 1997 and Tottenham last season. Brighton have picked up just one point (W0 D1 L3) and scored just one goal in their four Premier League away games so far this season. Their only point on the road came in a 0-0 draw at Watford, who played with 10 men for 66 minutes of the match. Since Slaven Bilic took charge of West Ham United in the summer of 2015, the Hammers have been given 12 red cards in the Premier League – three more than any other side in this period. TV COVERAGE & KICK-OFF TIME The match is being televised in the UK on Sky Sports Premier League and will kick off at at 20:00. It can be streamed live on Sky Go. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Changes to Human Rights Act Come Into Effect

first_imgUpdates to the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act, passed in the fall 2007 sitting of the legislature, come into effect on Monday, June 30. The updates include changes to key definitions and terms in the act to ensure they are consistent with the federal Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and with human rights legislation in other jurisdictions. New language in the act will ensure uniform use of gender-neutral terms. A one-year time limit to file complaints after the last alleged discriminatory act will be put in place, consistent with other jurisdictions. An additional year may be granted in exceptional circumstances. There is also greater clarity of the commission’s ability to finalize cases, such as where a complaint is frivolous or lacks sufficient grounds for action. Under the amendments, a board of inquiry now must issue its decision within six months of the conclusion of a hearing. “These changes to the act help to modernize Nova Scotia’s statute and bring it in line with those in other provinces and at the federal level,” said Krista Daley, director and CEO of the commission. “They also continue to ensure that fairness and transparency are hallmarks of the commission’s investigation of complaints.” Nova Scotia’s Human Rights Act affirms every person is free and equal in dignity and rights without regard to age, race, colour, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, ethnic, national or aboriginal origin, family or marital status, source of income, irrational fear of contracting an illness or political belief, affiliation or activity. The act previously prohibited sexual harassment, however, the amendments extend the scope of prohibited harassment to all protected characteristics. The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission is an independent government commission that is charged with the administration of the province’s Human Rights Act. Commission staff investigate and resolve complaints of discrimination and conduct public education and outreach to promote dialogue and respect for human rights.last_img read more

NSLC Announces Third Quarter Results

first_imgThe Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC) released its third quarter results today, Jan. 27, which represents a 1.2 per cent increase in net sales and a 3.2 per cent increase in net income when compared to the third quarter last year. For the period of Oct. 4 to Jan. 2, the NSLC recorded net income of $59.8 million on sales of $151.4 million, compared with $58 million of net income on sales of $149.7 million. A detailed news release can be found by following the News Releases link on the NSLC website at www.myNSLC.com . -30-last_img read more

Three labourers from Rajasthan run over by train near Surat

first_imgSurat: Three persons were killed after being hit by a speeding train near Surat railway station Saturday morning, railway police said. The victims got down from a train between Surat and Udhna stations and were crossing the tracks when they were hit by the Karnavati Express. They were part of a group of six labourers from Rajasthan who were heading for Valsad for a job. One of the them died on the spot, while the other two succumbed to injuries at the civil hospital here. The deceased were identified as Kuldip Kulsingh (18), Pravin Narayan Singh (19) and Pravin Dheer Singh (19) The group had traveled to Surat by the Ajmer Puri Express and took another train to go to Valsad. When some passengers told them that the train did not halt at Valsad, they got down before Udhna station as the train slowed down, police said.last_img read more

Haryana Congress must forget past and move forward Selja

first_imgNew Delhi: Congress’ newly-appointed Haryana unit chief Kumari Selja on Thursday said former chief minister Bhupinder Hooda’s recent remarks reflecting factionalism belonged to the past and the party must forget and move forward unitedly to take on the BJP in the assembly polls.Selja, who was appointed Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee chief on Wednesday replacing Ashok Tanwar, also said the BJP is using the abrogation of Article 370 provisions as a poll plank in Haryana to divert attention from the “failures” of the Manohar Lal Khattar government. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”He does not have anything to offer to the people of Haryana that is why he is taking shelter under this,” Selja told PTI in response to Khattar’s remarks that there is overwhelming support for the Centre’s move to revoke Jammu and Kashmir’s special status in Haryana and that BJP’s popularity has soared. The BJP, she said, wants to make nationalism and abrogation of Article 370 major poll issues but this is not right. Asserting that the assembly elections will be fought on “real issues” that affect people, Selja also said the “Modi factor” will not work in the polls slated to take place later this year. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KSelja said all the party’s top state leaders will work together in the polls to give a strong fight to the BJP. She said Hooda’s remarks at the ‘Maha Parivartan Rally’ on August 18 in Rohtak when he declared the Congress had “lost direction” was in the past. “We have to move forward, forgetting the past. He has been given a responsibility which he will fulfil, I will also fulfil my responsibility and all other senior leaders will fulfil their responsibility,” she said. Hooda’s statement that he would have four deputy chief ministers was also in the past, she said, emphasising that the focus right now was on winning elections. In a bid to end factionalism in the party ahead of assembly polls, the Congress named Selja chief of its state unit and appointed former chief minister Hooda head of the election management committee. Congress president Sonia Gandhi also appointed Hooda the Congress Legislative Party (CLP) leader, and by virtue of that leader of opposition in the state assembly. Asked how she would tackle infighting in the party’s state unit, Selja said everybody fights for his or her space and that is a natural phenomenon. “Basically, we need to give respect to everybody and everybody has to also realise that we are all in this together and we have to take support from each other and work together. I think all of us will rise to the occasion, we will all work together,” the Haryana Congress chief told PTI. The 56-year-old Rajya Sabha MP sidestepped a question on whether Hooda could be the chief ministerial face of the party, saying the focus right now is to see that everyone works together. Describing the BJP as a “propaganda machine”, Selja alleged that the ruling party has always diverted people from “real issues”. “The BJP takes the people to other issues when there is nothing to show. Right now in Haryana, law and order has collapsed. All sections are unhappy, be it farmers, labourers, women, youth,” she said. Hitting out at the Khattar government, Selja said the entire state economy is in a slump. “Youngsters don’t have jobs. We have Maruti, where production is going down. There is danger lurking everywhere. There will be nothing to show, so they give one slogan or the other. We have to bring the people on real issues,” she asserted, citing price rise, women’s safety, crime and employment to youth. Issues of the people will resonate with the electorate in Haryana, Selja said. “They (the BJP) know they are a failure on these issues. They want to divert from the real issues that is why they are raising such issues (as Article 370),” she said. This is the Haryana Vidhan Sabha election and they should raise Haryana issues, she asserted. On caste politics in Haryana and the Jat versus non-Jat divide, Selja said the Congress has been a party of 36 castes. “Even at the time of Jat reservation they (the BJP) allowed the fire to blaze and increased divide. They have a policy of polarisation. Congress has never played this kind of politics. Congress believes in taking everyone along,” she said.last_img read more

Bob Barker Speaks Out Against Pigeon Shoots

first_imgThe indomitable animal defender and iconic former host of ‘The Price Is Right,’ Bob Barker has fired off letters to officials demanding animal cruelty investigations take place into the live pigeon shoots currently allowed in Pennsylvania.Letters were sent to current Attorney General Linda L. Kelly, Governor Tom Corbett, and official candidates running for the office of Pennsylvania Attorney General this year, Kathleen Kane and David Freed appealing them to enforce PA Humane Law 5511 against the horrific animal cruelty occurring at the pigeon shoots.Part of the letter states: “It is very distressing to me personally to see such appalling cruelty. This is not a hunt or sport, but a massacre of the cruelest kind. SHARK’s most recent video filmed at the Wing Pointe hunting club documents unspeakable acts of violence against docile, semi-tame and even banded pigeons.”Well-known for his tireless work helping animals, Bob Barker was so appalled at the cruelty towards pigeons depicted in the most recent footage filmed at Wing Pointe hunting club by SHARK (Showing Animals Respect and Kindness) on September 30th, and hearing how as yet, no-one had been prosecuted for animal cruelty, he decided to pen letters to officials. Barker goes on to say, “It is equally disturbing to me to watch not only adults committing the abuse, but also young boys being indoctrinated into such gratuitous violence. As I am sure you are aware, teaching children such heartless cruelty and careless behavior toward animals leads down a very dangerous path.”Pennsylvania is the one of only a few states to still allow live pigeon shoots, which are held openly, mostly at private hunting and gun clubs. Approximately 22,000 birds are used as targets every year and are generally captured from the streets of New York or are ex-homing pigeons, ex racing pigeons and sold by farmers. Only a very small percentage survive, the majority are not killed outright and either die slowly from their wounds or are horrifically executed by the pigeon shooters themselves by stomping, kicking, swinging them around by their necks, smashing against objects and decapitation.Find out more about SHARK here.last_img read more

Real estate boards look to TREBs experience regarding sales data release

first_imgTORONTO – Real estate boards across Canada are mulling the release of home sales data online after the Toronto Real Estate Board began permitting such numbers to be published on password-protected websites on Tuesday.Calgary, Greater Moncton and B.C.’s Fraser Valley were among a handful of real estate boards that said they were looking towards the Greater Toronto Area to decide how their own region should tackle the contentious issue that involved seven years of fighting at three judicial bodies for TREB, which wanted to keep the data under wraps because of privacy and copyright concerns.The battle, which began after the Competition Bureau alleged in 2011 that preventing the publication of the data was anti-competitive, ended in August when the Supreme Court of Canada refused to hear the case. TREB took a few weeks to work out details around how realtors could publish the numbers before giving them the go-ahead Tuesday.Alan Tennant, the chief executive officer of the Calgary Real Estate Board, said he watched the case intently, knowing it would likely have ramifications on how his board handled the issue.CREB, he said, is already doing an analysis of how releasing sales data would impact its policies, but has no intention of fighting the release of the data on password-protected websites like TREB did.He said it is important the board not rush into releasing the data, but he anticipates its publication in Calgary will be “relatively quick.”“I don’t see this needing to drag on. I see it as being really straightforward,” he said. “(Real estate boards) are all probably at the same point in wanting to do this right and simply get on with things.”Like Tennant, Greater Moncton Real Estate Board executive officer George Murray said he paid attention to the TREB case and as a result of it and some inquiries from local realtors in recent weeks, his board has put a discussion on the matter on its Wednesday meeting agenda.“We recognize the importance of the issue and want to move on it as quickly as possible,” he said, adding that the board is already consulting with lawyers about the implications of making such data available online.If the board decides to move forward with allowing realtors to publish the data online, Murray said it won’t just copy all of TREB’s specifications, which already bar realtors from scraping, mining, selling, reselling, licensing, reorganizing and monetizing the numbers.“We have to have our own recommendations from legal counsel and act in our own way to make sure we are doing the best we can to not only be compliant but look after the best interests of the public.”John Barbisan, the president of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board in B.C., said he has watched TREB encounter “growing pains” as it figured out how it would allow data to be released.The board tussled with how to handle historical sold price information where consents were given before websites were in existence and how long listing photos should remain active on a broker’s website after the sale of a property has been completed.It also had to deal with realtors who rushed to publish the data online immediately following the Supreme Court’s dismissal of the case. TREB ended up sending them cease-and-desist letters, warning it would take away data access and TREB memberships or bring legal action against members it believed were violating its user agreement by posting sales numbers online “in an open and unrestricted fashion.”Barbisan doesn’t think the issues TREB faced will be different than what his region might encounter, but said his board intends to “take the high road” and look at how it can release the data.“I am sure it is going to be coming our way and we are making efforts to prepare for it.”Follow @Tara_Deschamps on Twitter.last_img read more

BlackBerry shares halted in premarket trade

BlackBerry shares have been halted in U.S. pre-market trade. Bloomberg News reports that the company has formed a special committee to explore strategic options which could include a possible sale of part or all of the company.BlackBerry says Fairfax’s Prem Watsa, a major shareholder of the company, is leaving the board as the smartphone maker launches its review.The announcement comes amid unconfirmed reports that the Waterloo-based company may go private.MORE TO COME BlackBerry shares halted in pre-market trade by News Staff Posted Aug 12, 2013 6:17 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Alphies will be closed Sept 2125

Alphies Bistro will be closed for the week of Sept 21-25, as preparations take place for a new caterer to take over operations.Alphies is schedueld to reopen on Monday Sept. 28.

Ohio State hoping to stop playing bad ball against Wisconsin

OSU coach Thad Matta looks on during a game against Penn State Jan. 29 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU lost, 71-70, in overtime.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorThis is something even Thad Matta didn’t anticipate.Ohio State’s men’s basketball coach went into the 2013-14 season having lost Big Ten leading scorer Deshaun Thomas to the NBA, but with the likes of junior forward LaQuinton Ross and senior guards Lenzelle Smith Jr. and Aaron Craft, the scoring void Thomas left could be filled.But with his team having lost five out of the last six games, even Matta said replacing Thomas has been harder than he thought.“No doubt about that, yeah. I think that simply from a standpoint of Deshaun was the leading scorer in the best conference in the country last year and what the public eye doesn’t see is how guys could play off of him even, and get theirs,” Matta said Friday. “You don’t have that now.”The Buckeyes (16-5, 3-5) suffered their most recent setback Wednesday at home, a 71-70 overtime loss to Big Ten bottom-dweller Penn State (11-10, 2-6).OSU led for a majority of that game and even held an 11-point lead with just under eight minutes remaining. But costly turnovers, missed free throws and big shots by Nittany Lion redshirt-junior guard D.J. Newbill sent the game to an extra frame, and OSU ultimately fell.The lack of a trusted, dependable and go-to scorer like Thomas was evident — as it has been through this recent rough patch — and helped lead to the most frustrating loss of the season to date.With seven juniors and two seniors on the roster, it could be believed that leadership should not be an issue. But lately, the Buckeyes seem to lack the punch late in games to ice victories.“You know these guys, they want to win. As I’ve said this, we haven’t gone into a game and completely taken ourselves out at the beginning. We’re ready to play, we’re fighting. I mean, to me, if there was a leadership element I guess it would be kind of down the last 10 minutes of games right now is where we’re stumbling in terms of making the plays that we need to win the game,” Matta said. “Is that leadership? I don’t know. I think it’s more of saying, ‘Hey, give me the ball I’m going to make the play.’”The loss to the Nittany Lions — the first time OSU lost to Penn State since Matta’s been head coach — prompted a players-only meeting Wednesday, junior guard Shannon Scott said.“We just sat down and talked about what’s going on with the team and how we can change the season around,” Scott said. “We all feel like brothers with each other. We don’t talk badly about each other, nothing like that. We all feel like we’re one big family … We know that some of the fans might not be on our side right now, but we’re not going to let that get to us. We know who we’re playing for and why we’re playing this game that we love. So if we all stick together we’re going to be all right.”The No. 24 Buckeyes — who are set to travel to No. 14 Wisconsin (17-4, 4-4) Saturday — likely will fall from the top 25 rankings after the home loss to Penn State, and Scott went as far to say the team is not deserving of an NCAA Tournament bid right now.“We know we’re not an NCAA team right now — a tournament team,” Scott said. “We’re just playing bad ball. So I think us meeting right now is a great thing for us. Out of all the games that we lost, we were in a situation to win at the end of the games, except maybe one of the games. So us knowing that we can play better ball but that the year is not over though. We know we can turn it around still.”Turning it around will be no easy task, but OSU’s first chance to start making the plays it needs to put games away late and turn the season around is at noon Saturday in Madison, Wis. That’s where the Badgers stomped Buckeyes by 22 points last year.“We’ve put ourselves in position to win basketball games, some greater than others,” Matta said. “But with that said I think we gotta lock in, and we gotta man-up towards the end of the game.” read more

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Haughey government decided ministers should get a safe and shredder in their

first_imgCHARLES HAUGHEY’s GOVERNMENT decided that Cabinet ministers should have safes and shredders installed in their homes and that the State should cover the cost.State papers reveal how in 1983, the newly-elected Fine Gael-Labour government tried to ensure that the safes that had been installed at public expense in the homes of Haughey and former justice minister Seán Doherty – who also had one in his country home – were returned now they had left office.A memo dated 11 January 1983, details how the Fianna Fáil government decided informally in September 1980 that the safes should be installed in the homes of ministers for their government papers.As a result, safes were installed in the homes of Haughey, Minster for Fisheries and Forestry Paddy Power and Minister for Environment Ray Burke.Then in March 1981 – just months before Fianna Fáil was ousted by a Fine Gael-led coalition – a decision was taken that a “safe and shredder should be provided at public expense in the home of every minister who required them” with the Office of Public Works organising such installations. No shreddersIn addition to Haughey, Power, and Burke, safes were also installed in both the Dublin and country homes of Doherty as well as the home of junior minister Sylvester Barrett.The memo adds: “OPW (Office of Public Works) received no requests for shredders and understood that these were supplied by individual departments where required”.It’s not known if any shredders were actually supplied to ministers for their homes.In July 1981 the government also decided that security locks should be fitted to hall doors in ministers’ homes if they requested them.With Fianna Fáil gone from power, the memo of January 1983 records that the Department of Justice was making arrangements to remove two safes from Doherty’s home in Dublin and his country home, as well as from the home of junior minster Sylvie Barrett.Instructions were also issued “for the removal of the safe from the home of the former Taoiseach”.While it is not known if the Garret FitzGerald-led government availed of safes and shredders from the OPW during it’s time in office from 1982 to 1987, an earlier memo notes that there were “no requests for safes” received from his previous and short-lived administration during its period in office from June 1981 to March 1982.Read: The things that Haughey was sent in 1982Read: Letter from an Irish housewife to Charlie Haugheylast_img read more

Intel chooses sides in wireless power format war

first_imgAs with any emerging consumer technology, there are multiple standards vying to be the future of wireless power. Processor king Intel has now chosen sides in this battle by joining the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP), which pushes a kind of magnetic resonance platform to charge devices. The A4WP is not without competition, but getting Intel’s backing is a big win.The A4WP is opposed by the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) and the Power Matters Alliance (PMA), both of which support magnetic induction as a way of powering devices wirelessly. Inductive technologies tend to charge devices more efficiently than magnetic resonance, but the field is smaller and can usually only support one device at a time.The WPC is backed by the likes of Samsung, LG, Asus, and Nokia. It develops and promotes the Qi standard, which is the most widely used wireless charging standard. Devices like the Droid DNA, Lumia 920, and Droid DNA have Qi inductive charging built-in. The PMA supports the Power 2.0 standard, but it has been losing ground to Qi in recent years.There is actually some amount of cross-pollination among these wireless power consortiums. Some companies are members of more than one body. For example, Samsung is associated with all three entities, but only makes Qi-standard devices right now. It is perhaps more telling that Intel has only joined one group, and that it chose the most experimental technology. The nature of magnetic resonance charging makes it useful for a wider range of devices like tablets and Ultrabooks, which may appeal to Intel.This format war doesn’t have quite the same consumer focus as DVD vs. Blu-ray, but it could have significant impacts once everything gets worked out. Your next phone might even come with a wireless charger instead of an AC adapter.last_img read more

Man who raped sister repeatedly jailed for one year because he was

first_img Feb 6th 2017, 8:13 PM 31 Comments Source: William MurphyA MAN WHO as a 12-year-old consistently raped his sister has been jailed for a year because the law at the time states that a child under 14 years old cannot be guilty of rape.Michael Hughes (57) of Nobber, Co Meath had pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court last December to four counts of rape and four counts of indecent assault on dates between December 1971 and October 1973 at the family home they shared in Dublin.His sister, Anne Marie Powney, who waived her right to anonymity, was aged between four and six at the time.Justice Patrick McCarthy said at a hearing last January that the legislation that existed at the time of the offence meant that Hughes could not be convicted of rape as he was under the age of 14.He allowed for the rape pleas to be set aside and sentenced him today on the four remaining indecent assault charges.Justice McCarthy said it was one of the “most harrowing” victim impact reports he had ever read.“Sadly up to now she has not managed to recover from what happened her as a child and she still suffers,” the judge said before he added that the woman lives in constant fear everyday that Hughes would get her.Maximum sentenceThe judge said that the court could also only impose a maximum sentence of two years for the offences of indecent assault. He took into account Hughes’ admissions of guilt and the fact that he was a child at the time before he jailed him for a year.“I don’t think he was not so young as to appreciate the seriousness of what he was doing,” Mr Justice McCarthy added.The now 49-year-old woman read from her victim impact report at the sentence hearing last December, that she didn’t feel like she had her “own identity because the abuse is so ingrained in me”.“I’ve been in prison in my own body and mind. I can never get those years back,” the woman continued after commenting that her brother “walks around free”.She said that as a child she was full of fear, afraid to go out and afraid to stay in. She felt school was the only safe place she could go to. She described wearing loads of clothes and hiding under beds, “but he always got to me. It became a waiting game. There was no escaping”.She said she would never be able to forget the horrors of the abuse and she lived in constant fear every day that Hughes would get her.‘Normal life ended’“I’ve never known what a normal life is and never will,” the woman said before she added that the chances of that “ended the first day he raped me”.Tara Burns SC, prosecuting, told the court that the man had pleaded guilty to sample counts and said the abuse occurred at least two or three times per week.Garda Ciaran Campbell said that Hughes was a father of seven children and had no other convictions.He agreed with Hugh Hartnett SC, defending, that the abuse came to the attention of the health authorities in 1994 when Hughes made full admissions. At that stage the abuse had also been disclosed to their father.The abuse was reported to the gardaí but Garda Campbell agreed Hughes was never interviewed because gardaí believed that the family didn’t want to pursue it any further.Hartnett handed in two medical reports which stated that his client suffered from depression and had attempted suicide twice.Counsel said that the abuse occurred 45 years ago and his client had never denied his involvement.He asked the judge to take into account the fact that Hughes was a juvenile at the time and had indicated his remorse and regret.Read: Car crash compensation claim thrown out as judge says evidence was “unbelievable”Read: Man found with explosives on bus in Dublin is jailed for 7 years Monday 6 Feb 2017, 8:13 PM By Sonya McClean Share535 Tweet Email http://jrnl.ie/3226276 75,752 Views Man, who raped sister repeatedly, jailed for one year because he was too young at time to be guilty of rape Michael Hughes, now aged 57, repeatedly raped his sister for two years between 1971 and 1973. Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more