Cavaliers hold off Wizards’ late comeback for 116-113 win

first_img“Momentum’s a scary thing,” Nance said. “When another team has momentum it doesn’t matter if you put the guys with the best plus-minus on the team in. Once it snowballs and gets rolling, it’s hard to stop.”Ante Zizic had 12 points and 12 rebounds. Nance added 13 points with 11 rebounds.The Cavaliers, who defeated Chicago on Sunday, won back-to-back games for the second time this season. Cleveland (11-41) had lost 18 of 19 before beating the Bulls.Bradley Beal scored 31 but Washington lost in Cleveland for the second time this season. The Cavaliers topped the Wizards 116-101 on Dec. 8, a game Cleveland led by 29 points.The other time the Cavs won consecutive games was Nov. 23-24 when they stunned Philadelphia and Houston. Cleveland also broke a nine-game home losing streak and won at Quicken Loans Arena for the first time since beating New York on Dec. 12.Trevor Ariza had 13 points. McRae scored 15 points and Gary Payton II had 11 — all in the final quarter.McRae was a reserve on Cleveland’s 2015-16 team that won the NBA championship.HE SAID ITBeal had a simple theory on why the Wizards played so poorly until the final minutes.“We probably thought that Cleveland was terrible, and they came out and punched us in the mouth, just like they did last time,” he said. “You can’t overlook anybody. You’ve got to respect every team in the league.” PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town “We were at like 32 seconds for three minutes, I swear,” Nance said of the harrowing finish.The Cavaliers seemed to be on their way to an easy victory most of the night. Jordan Clarkson scored 28 points and Cedi Osman had 26. Cleveland matched a season high with 15 3-pointers and led 105-80 with 6:58 remaining.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 starsThen the Cavaliers, who hit seven of 16 free throws in the final period, nearly fell apart as Washington’s reserves almost pulled out a stunner.The margin was trimmed to nine, but Cleveland still led 115-103 with 42 seconds remaining. Jordan McRae hit two 3-pointers and Tony Brown Jr. had a layup as the Cavs missed three of four from the line. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Light-heavyweight champ Jon Jones approved for UFC 235 bout View comments SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woescenter_img MOST READ McRae’s two foul shots with 18 seconds remaining cut the deficit to three. Osman missed two free throws with 11 seconds left and the Wizards called a timeout to set up a chance to tie the game.Osman stripped the ball from Brown at the 3-point line and Nance dribbled out the clock.Washington’s starters were on the bench most of the fourth quarter and coach Scott Brooks kept them there for the last possession.“They earned the right to win the game,” he said of his backups. “These guys earned the right to get us to overtime.”The Cavaliers were relieved to head home with the win.ADVERTISEMENT 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 US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Cleveland Cavaliers’ Larry Nance Jr. (22) and Washington Wizards’ Trevor Ariza (1) vie for a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — Larry Nance Jr. wasn’t sure the clock would ever run out Tuesday night.The Cavaliers’ forward wasn’t the only one. Cleveland nearly squandered a 25-point lead in the fourth quarter before holding off Washington’s comeback for a 116-113 win over the Wizards.ADVERTISEMENT THE NEXT STEPKevin Love will likely participate in contact drills this week. Cleveland coach Larry Drew has been impressed with how the All-Star forward has moved in offensive drills. The Cavaliers are off until hosting Dallas on Saturday, but Drew doesn’t anticipate Love will play this week. Love had foot surgery in November.TIP-INSWizards: C Ian Mahinmi (sprained right thumb) and F Sam Dekker (back spasms) returned after missing one game apiece. Dekker began the season with Cleveland and was traded to Washington on Dec. 8 as part of a three-team deal that included Milwaukee.Cavaliers: Had six players in doubles figures. Collin Sexton scored 12 points and Matthew Dellavedova added 10. … Sexton fouled Beal while the Wizards’ guard was hitting a 3 in the first quarter. Beal completed the four-point play at the line. … Osman was selected to the World Team for the Rising Stars game that will take place during All-Star weekend.UP NEXTWizards: Host the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday.Cavaliers: Host the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday. Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusationslast_img read more

FIFA World Cup 2018: Paul Pogba On Messi, “He makes me love football more,…

first_imgAdvertisementImage Courtesy: World CupLes Blues star Paul Pogba has paid tribute to Argentine wizard Lionel Messi after France knocked Argentina out of the FIFA World Cup 2018.Lionel Messi’s La Albiceleste’s world cup dream ended in a defeat as they finished second behind Didier Deschamps Les Blues. The Europeans earned their first ever victory over the South Americans at a World Cup, after the seven goal derby came to an end at the Kazan Arena in Russia. Paris Saint-Germain ace Kylian Mbappe was at his best as he scored a brace to help his team secure their golden ticket to World Cup quarter-finals where they’ll take on Uruguay.Speaking after the game, Pogba took a moment to praise his idol aka the La Albiceleste captain Lionel Messi. In an on pitch interview, Manchester United star Pogba said TyC Sports: “We know that we are playing against probably the best player in the world. For 10 years now I have been watching him, learning from him. He makes me love football more, always.”“We want to play against the best, and today we won against the best. I will always be united with him, world class players like him, that is all I want to say.”Paul Pogba on Messi: “We’ve played against the best player in the world. I’ve been watching him for 10 years to learn from him, he makes me love football. He’s always going to be an idol for me.”— Messi World (@MessiWorId) June 30, 2018Also Read: La Albiceleste Are Out Of The World Cup After Les Blues Proves Too Heavy For ThemAdvertisementlast_img read more

SPORTS: Speaking at PT Usha’s athletics school, Modi invents another acronym

first_imgPrime Minister Narendra Modi has done it again. We now know SPORTS is an acronym for Skill, Perseverance, Optimism, Resilience, Tenacity, and Stamina.Speaking via video conference at the inauguration of synthetic tracks at PT Usha’s Usha School of Athletics, Modi said, “For me, sports includes these attributes. S for Skill, P for perseverance, 0 optimism, R resilience, T tenacity, and S for stamina.”Modi’s penchant for coining acronyms has become an almost integral part of his public statements. That when it came to attacking his enemies, the fact that the word play worked to his advantage cannot be denied.Recently, when the government he heads was celebrating its three years in power, it was only fair that his party came up with the idea of celebrating MODI fests across India, MODI in this case standing for Making of Developed India. (Of course, one of the first to use this acronym was Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu)Here are some famous acronyms Modi has invented so far: 1. IT + IT = ITLast month, at the launch of Supreme Court’s digital filing system, Modi came up with a new equation: IT + IT = IT (Information Technology + Indian Talent = India Tomorrow)2. SCAM During the bitterly-fought Uttar Pradesh election earlier this year, Modi coined SCAM (Samajwadi Party, Congress, Akhilesh Yadav, and Mayawati) to corner his competitors. Modi’s Man Friday, Amit Shah, also made headlines in that election for coming up with KASAB (Ka in Hindi for Congress, Sa for Samajwadi Party and Ba for BSP).3. ABCDadvertisementSimilarly, in the run-up to the 2014 Lok Sabha election, Modi’s ABCD (Adarsh, Bofors, Coal and Damaad) was a big hit. It referred to the many scams that marked the Congress-led UPA’s 10 years in power.4. RSVP Around the same time, in a more focused attack on the Gandhi family, Modi thought of RSVP (Rahul, Sonia, (Robert) Vadra and Priyanka). It was in response to Rahul Gandhi questioning the Gujarat model of development, that the BJP has often counted as Modi’s first major achievement. 5. AKsModi once said three AKs are enough to destabilise this country. The three AKs stood for AK-47 (the gun), AK Antony (veteran Congress leader), and of course, the third AK being Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who had unsuccessfully contested against Modi from Varanasi in the 2014 election.Also read: Narendra Modi’s Weibo post makes Chinese realise it’s their President’s birthday todayAlso read: Presidential election 2017: PM Modi may have bigger plans for Metro Man Sreedharanlast_img read more

China rejects US hacking claims before TrumpXi meeting

first_imgBEIJING — China’s government has rejected a U.S. report that accuses Beijing of stepping up efforts to steal technology ahead of a meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping.The Commerce Ministry on Thursday accused Washington of destroying trade relations and rejected the U.S. Trade Representative’s report as “groundless accusations.”Both sides have raised tariffs on billions of dollars of each other’s goods in a fight over U.S. complaints that Beijing steals or pressures companies to hand over technology.The USTR report said computer hacking attacks traced to China and aimed at stealing American technology have increased this year.Trump and Xi are due to meet this month in Buenos Aires during a gathering of the Group of 20 major economies.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Cong SPBSP getting zero seats in first 2 phases of LS polls

first_imgSambhal (UP): Resuming campaigning after a 72-hour EC ban, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday claimed that the Congress and the SP-BSP-RLD alliance will get zero seats in the first two phases of general elections held so far in the state. Addressing an election meeting at Kaila Devi here, Adityanath said: “The BJP has got the maximum votes in the first two phases of polling on 16 seats and the Congress and the SP-BSP have been reduced to zero seats.” Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”I am coming to you after sadhana of Bajrang Bali for three days… I also had a darshan of Kaila Devi,” the CM said, adding that he never seeks votes in the name of religion. “Remember the Congress government when the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had said that Muslims had the first right over the country’s resources while Mayawati in a rally in Saharanpur asked Muslims to unite and vote for the BSP-SP alliance… I have never sought votes in the name of caste or religion,” he said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KWithout taking the name of SP leader Azam Khan, Adityanath said: “A ‘jeev’ (human being) of SP lives in Rampur… What kind of language he used for Baba Saheb Bhimrao Ambedkar… Today Mayawati ji is seeking votes for those who had disrespected Baba saheb… What kind of language he uses against mothers and daughters?” Taking on the Samajwadi Party candidate from Sambhal Shafiq-ur-Rehman Burq, the chief minister said: “What can be said about SP… It fielded a candidate in Sambhal who claims himself to be the descendant of Babar, hesitates in garlanding the statue of Baba Saheb and does not recite Vande Matram,” he said.last_img read more

Man held at IGI after fake visa found affixed to original visa

first_imgNew Delhi: Even after having an original visa, Raju Kamat was not able to visit Iraq in search of a job as he was arrested for having another fake visa in IGI airport on March 21. Police said that the accused told them that he never travelled with the fake documents to another country.According to police, Raju was intending to depart to Iraq from IGI airport. He had an original visa with him but when he went for checking, an official found that a fake visa was affixed on his passport page which was valid till 27 June 2018. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”The fake visa did not have any security features,” the complainant told the police. He was handed over to the police and during interrogation, it was revealed that one of his friends had provided him with the visa but also told Kamat that it was fake. “The accused told us that he had never travelled with the fake visa as it was a risk but after that, he prepared original visa with proper documents but the fake visa remained in his passport,” said an official. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsWhen asked about his friend who prepared a fake visa, Kamat further said that he did not know about his whereabouts but he is an Indian. Police said that Kamat further told him that he wanted to go foreign country in order to get job. The team under ACP (IGI) Abhishek is probing the case from all angles. Deputy Commissioner of Police (IGI) Sanjay Bhatia said that they are probing the angle whether any big racket is behind such illegal activity. The accused has been booked under section 474 and section 12 of the Passport Act. Recently, IGI Police busted a gang who induces people on the pretext of arranging VISA and sending them abroad. The law enforcement agency recovered 62 passports of different persons issued from various RPOs and 28 fake immigration stamps of different countries and banks.last_img read more

Dollarama costs rise on higher wages duties lower Canadian dollar

MONTREAL — Dollarama is facing rising costs including higher minimum wages, new duties on imports and the inflationary impact of a lower Canadian dollar.“We’re hearing about even price increases on incoming inbound freight from the Orient,” CEO Larry Rossy said Thursday during a conference call to discuss third-quarter results.The Montreal-based retailer said labour costs are rising as five provinces have increased minimum wages by an average of 2.5 per cent and a lower loonie is driving the cost of imports that fill its store shelves higher.Costs are also expected to rise when tariffs increase on many imported products from China and other countries starting in January.Dollarama said it plans to offset the higher costs by improving its efficiency rather than cut jobs.“You have to appreciate that the dollar store business is a labour-intensive business,” Rossy told analysts. Despite the challenges, the discount retailer beat expectations as its profits surged on improved same-store sales.Will Dollarama be the ‘consolation prize’ to loser of U.S. dollar store battle?From one buck to $3: How high will Dollarama go on its price points?Dollarama (TSX:DOL) earned $73 million or 55 cents per diluted share for the three months ended Nov. 2. That compared to $61.7 million or 43 cents per share a year earlier.Sales increased 12 per cent to $588 million as it benefited from 81 net new stores in the past year and a 5.9 per cent increase in comparable store sales as shoppers bought more higher priced items.Analysts expected it would earn 54 cents per share on $591.6 million of revenues, according the Thomson Reuters.The company said there was a 4.8 per cent increase in the average transaction size and a 1.1 per cent increase in the number of transactions. Items priced over $1 accounted for 69 per cent of sales, up from 62 per cent a year ago.Dollarama opened 11 net new stores in this quarter, mainly in Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta. It remains on track to open 75 to 80 net new stores in its financial year.“Our sales this quarter were fuelled also by very strong Halloween season sales, as our customers responded positively to our compelling range of Halloween products,” Rossy added.The retailer hopes better weather this year will result in a stronger Christmas shopping season.Analyst Irene Nattel of RBC Capital Markets said Dollarama’s ability to boost earnings per share by 28 per cent off last year’s strong results demonstrates the strength of its business model.“The third-quarter performance underscores Dollarama’s industry-leading performance metrics,” she wrote in a report.Nattel said Dollarama posted same-store sales growth that outpaced retail rivals Canadian Tire (TSX:CTC) at 3.2 per cent and Wal-Mart at 0.6 per cent.Analyst Keith Howlett of Desjardins Capital Markets said the discount chain has no near-term competitive threat.“Dollar Tree now has about 210 stores in Canada, but to date has not materially affected Dollarama’s growth trajectory,” he wrote.Dollarama has some 928 stores across Canada. It has also partnered with discount chain Dollar City to expand it network of stores in Latin America by adding locations in El Salvador and Guatemala. read more

Annan recommends ending UN observer mission along IraqKuwait border

“From April 1991 to mid-March 2003, UNIKOM (UN Iraq-Kuwait Observation Mission) was a successful and in many ways a model United Nations peacekeeping operation,” Mr. Annan says in a report to the Security Council on the mission, which was created to deter violations and report on hostile action along the border.Taking note of the end of hostilities and of Council resolution 1483 of last month, which recognized the United States-run coalition authority as the interim administration and appointed a Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq, he says: “I recommend that the residual peacekeeping presence of UNIKOM be maintained for a final three months, until 6 October 2003, when the Mission would be closed.”During that period UNIKOM would scale down its military presence, continue to provide support to humanitarian assistance operations in Iraq, liquidate its assets and “most importantly make appropriate arrangements for handing over its activities in assistance of humanitarian operations to other entities remaining in the area,” he adds.Mr. Annan withdrew the bulk of UNIKOM on the eve of hostilities in March but maintained a small logistics headquarters in Kuwait City. Since the end of the fighting, UNIKOM has been supporting other UN activities. As of 31 May, UNIKOM’s overall strength was 154 people, consisting of 11 military observers and 143 civilian staff, 45 of them recruited internationally and 98 locally, under the command of Polish General Franciszek Gagor.The Secretary-General notes that Kuwait has requested the maintenance of UNIKOM until the situation becomes clearer and peace and security are restored to the area.He also reports that most of UNIKOM property and premises on the Iraqi side of the demilitarized zone were totally destroyed or stolen during or soon after the conflict and that the mission headquarters at Um Qasr was largely demolished, apparently by looting before or during the hostilities. read more

UN rights expert demands release of political prisoners dialogue in Belarus

In a prepared statement released in Geneva, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus, Adrian Severin, also called for the Government to allow him to conduct a fact-finding mission to the country as soon as possible.“The Special Rapporteur demands the immediate and unconditional release of Aleksandr Milinkevich, Vintsuk Vyachorka, Aleksandr Buchvostau, and Sergei Kalyakin as well as of all other political prisoners of Belarus,” the statement said, highlighting Mr. Severin’s “grave concern” over the detention of these opposition leaders.The Special Rapporteur demanded that the Government “give a clear and immediate sign of its readiness to cease ongoing human rights violations and bring their perpetrators to justice,” and that it invite him to conduct a fact-finding mission to Belarus at the earliest possible opportunity.Mr. Severin also expressed “serious concern” at reports indicating that another opposition member, Anatoly Lebedko, had been detained for several hours by KGB officers on 25 April during which “he would have been the victim of threats and ill-treatments.”The Special Rapporteur also urged the Government to “promptly engage in dialogue with all sectors of the Belarusian civil society, including the political opposition,” as a way of defining a road map for implementing recommendations of UN human rights experts.Today’s statement is the latest condemnation of rights violations in Belarus by Mr. Severin, after he voiced similar concerns surrounding the March presidential elections, when on one occasion he was joined by six other rights experts in calling for investigations into what was termed the deteriorating human rights situation.Special Rapporteurs are unpaid experts serving in an independent personal capacity who received their mandate from the now defunct UN Commission on Human Rights and will now report to the newly established and enhanced Human Rights Council. read more

Royalty rates will stay the same until the end of 2016

Royalty rates will stay the same until the end of 2016 by Kayla Butler and Justin Slimm Posted Aug 28, 2015 1:42 pm MDT Marg McCuaig-Boyd Courtesy Twitter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email The Alberta Government has finally released more details about it’s upcoming energy royalty review.In an effort to quell some uncertainty among investors and oil and gas operators, the province also announced current rates won’t be touched until the end of 2016 at the earliest.The mandate of the royalty review panel is to identify ways to optimize resource returns, industry investment and diversification while enhancing responsible development of the province’s resources.Energy Minister Marg McCuaig-Boyd said the current commodity low price environment is the big reason why they decided to hold off on tweaking rates for 16 months.“Low prices are concerning not just in Alberta, but worldwide,” said McCuaig.“In talking to industry, we did listen and aim to provide stability while we’re doing this imporant work.”Among those named to the panel, highly respected energy economist Peter Terztakian.Also on the panel are former Alberta deputy finance minister Annette Trimbee and Leona Hanson, mayor of Beaverlodge, Alberta.The province hopes the review will generate what it’s calling an open and frank discussion producing a royalty system that better serves all Albertans, including industry. read more

Land Rover to increase workforce

Jaguar Land Rover today announced the creation of 275 new positions at its Solihull plant in the West Midlands. Following its seventh consecutive month of increased sales, the company has decided to add the new positions at the plant immediately. The Solihull plant, which currently employs 5,000 people, manufactures the Defender and Discovery 4 models. This news arrives on the heels of SMMT’s recently released revised forecasts for the 2010 car and van market. With better than expected results in the first quarter and improving consumer confidence, the 2010 forecast for cars has risen by 107,000 and for vans by 14,400. The coming months will be challenging now that the scrappage scheme has ended but industry remains cautiously optimistic. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Digital Drive Top 10 Honda Odyssey

first_imgWith Honda’s third iteration of the minivan (four if you count a late-’90s tall wagon bearing the name), the new 2011 Honda Odyssey combines a fuel-efficient drivetrain with enough cockpit infotainment wizardry to satisfy all eight passengers, four of whom can be adults riding in supreme comfort. The V6 engine further improves its variable cylinder shutdown technology, the transmission finally has six gears (upper range models), and the Odyssey gets up to 28 mpg on the highway. Active noise cancellation continues from the previous generation to cut back some of the road noise. Can your SUV do that?Think minivan and you think kiddie-hauler, but with this one you should also think “adult touring machine.” The middle row seats are four inches wider and have more legroom. Adults will be perfectly happy in the middle row’s outboard seats. The third row is decent for anyone other than tall grownups. The top-of-the-line Touring Elite Odyssey has a premium rear entertainment system with an ultra-widescreen 16-inch LCD display – yes, sixteen inches – and the ability to display a movie and video game side by side. “Soccer mom” – the phrase, the typecasting, the self-inflicted stigma – set off a late 1990s rebellion that had women chucking minivans and driving their kids to sports practice in SUVs that weighed more and got worse mileage, but at least they weren’t driving minivans, so they couldn’t be typecast as soccer moms. The Odyssey still looks like a minivan but a sleek minivan (especially in black), and there’s enough leather, technology, tinted glass, and legroom inside to make you think you’re riding in a corporate jet. With juice box holders. 2010 Digital Drive Top Cars Chevrolet Volt – Car of the Year Audi A8BMW 5 Series & BMW 7 SeriesBuick LaCrosseFord EdgeHonda OdysseyHyundai ElantraHyundai SonataNissan LeafVolkswagen GolfDigital Drive 2010 Honorable MentionDigital Drive Technology of the Year: MyFord Touchlast_img read more

Book publisher experiments with disappearing ink

first_imgIn a world of Kindles and iPads, real books are starting to disappear from our shelves and advertising agency, Draftcb, has printed a book that does disappear, literally.To be more specific, the ink disappears. It has been designed to fade away over the course of two months to give an urgency about reading it. The concept has won gold at the Cannes PR Lions for being an innovative publishing invention.As the video states, books are usually very patient objects, they wait to be read by us which often means they get forgotten about, and sometimes never read at all. If books are not read, new authors aren’t building a fan base who will then buy their second and third books.Independant Argentinian publishing house, Eterna Cadencia, is pioneering the format and will be using it to publicise new authors. It’s called “The Book That Can’t Wait” and comes sealed in an air-tight bag, once opened the chemical process begins – the ink starts to fade because it comes into contact with air and light.It recieved great praise from critics and press worldwide, with hundreds of people recieving promotional copies of a book printed using the ink containing an anthology of new Latin American writers.  Eterna Cadencia hopes to use the disappearing ink as a platform for future book designs.Use of the ink does guarantee a writer more people will read their book because they know it has a limited lifespan. If the reader enjoys it, they’ll be more likely to buy the next one they write, which helps fund the writing and publishing industry.It’s great to see an idea that will get people reading real books, but it also means the book can never be re-read and enjoyed again. After this edition will the idea just become a novelty and will people really want to put down their money for something they can only read a few times? Depending on what the ink does to the paper, maybe once it has faded the book becomes a notepad for your own work.via The Vergelast_img read more

Les herbiers marins des organismes géants anciens mais menacés

first_imgLes herbiers marins : des organismes géants, anciens mais menacésPubliant leur étude le 1er février dans PLoS ONE, des chercheurs français, portugais et espagnols ont mis en évidence le gigantisme et l’ancienneté de certaines prairies de posidonies, des plantes marines vieilles de milliers d’années mais menacées par le réchauffement climatique.Une équipe internationale dirigée par Sophie Arnaud-Haond, de l’Institut français de recherche pour l’exploration de la mer (IFREMER), et comprenant des chercheurs de l’Université de l’Algarve (Portugal) et du SCCI-IMEDEA (Espagne), a échantillonné et étudié des populations de posidonie de Méditerranée  (Posidonia oceanica) réparties sur 3.500 kilomètres de cette mer.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Ces plantes à fleurs sous-marines (distinctes des algues) se reproduisent de façon asexuée, étendant leurs ‘clones’ sur des distances considérables. Les scientifiques ont ainsi trouvé des individus génétiquement identiques sur des étendues couvrant jusqu’à 15 kilomètres, ce qui suggère que ces organismes doivent avoir des milliers voire des dizaines de milliers d’années d’âge. Ces herbiers marins sont la base essentielle des écosystèmes côtiers, mais sont en déclin dans le monde entier, et l’espèce P. oceanica disparaît à un taux estimé à environ 5% par an. Malgré leur adaptabilité à un large éventail de conditions environnementales, ces organismes, comme tant d’autres, souffrent en effet du changement climatique global.Le 18 février 2012 à 19:14 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Klopp blames windy condition for Liverpool defeat

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says his team struggled with the wind in their 2-1 defeat at Wolves on Monday night.After seeing his side bow out of the FA Cup in a 2-1 defeat at Wolves, Klopp insisted the weather condition was to their advantage.“Everyone on the pitch struggled with the wind, with controlling the ball, and the first touch was very often not good,” Klopp told Sky Sports.“We lost a lot of balls, they lost a lot of balls. In the end, one of the balls we lost was a counter-attack and they scored the goal.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“We wanted to start the second half with a positive approach, improve a few things, and we scored the goal. Then Neves, with the wind in his back, hit a nice little shot.“Then we hit the crossbar. That was the story of the game. So we brought on Mo [Salah] and Bobby [Firmino] and looked obviously a little bit different.“But the intensity of the last few games gave me the information that it was not possible to play with the front three.”last_img read more

Clark County mom featured at Olympia event

first_imgOLYMPIA — Like other state programs, the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program is likely to take some major budget cuts as the state continues to fall short of project revenues. But Thursday night was a time to look back at its success, even as it faces an uncertain future.With the help of a Clark County mother’s story, a 25th anniversary celebration at the state Capitol recalled the good things the early education program has done for children and families.Vancouver Head Start teacher Judy McConathy received a standing ovation after sharing her story. She told the group how she became an early learning teacher 19 years ago when her sons were enrolled in the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program. ECEAP is a state-funded program for low-income families that prepares children for public school. McConathy was asked to speak at the event from her experience as both a teacher and a mother of three sons who grew up in the program.“It is preparing the children of Washington for success in elementary school, I really believe that,” McConathy said. “All three of my sons thought preschool prepared them for public school.”last_img read more

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With AG Confirmation Pending SameSex Marriage Ban Brief Causes Rift With Democrats

first_imgLast week, Alaska Attorney General designee Craig Richards joined 15 other states in asking the Supreme Court to uphold their bans on same-sex marriage. This comes just as legislators are deciding whether to support his confirmation in a vote later this month. APRN’s Alexandra Gutierrez reports that the action has left some Democratic lawmakers in an uncomfortable spot.“State of Alaska signs brief in support of doomed ban on marriage equality. That was the press release the Alaska Democratic Party sent on Friday, which went on to describe the attorney general’s move as “embarrassing.”Fast forward to a House Minority press availability on Tuesday.“I do support his action of upholding the Constitution of the State of Alaska — his oath of obligation,” House Minority Leader Chris Tuck told reporters.The Anchorage Democrat explained that it was Attorney General designee Craig Richards’ “duty” to protect the state constitution, “no matter what his beliefs are” on a provision that bans same-sex marriage.The statement was a major shift in rhetoric from Democratic leadership, given that the caucus has regularly pushed for anti-discrimination bills and the issue is important to their base. Asked three follow-up questions on the amicus brief, Tuck struggled to explain his support for the attorney general’s authority without getting into the policy the attorney general was defending.“We want to have a separation of powers from the executive branch, for the legislative branch, and the judiciary branch,” said Tuck at the availability. “We don’t want to politicize the judiciary branch in any way.”The attorney general, who is in fact part of the executive branch, is not removed from politics. Richards serves at the pleasure of the governor, and the Legislature must confirm him by the session’s end.And that’s where the rub comes for Democrats like Tuck, who have been fairly supportive of his nomination.This is what puts us in an awkward position, because many of us are very upset with the amicus brief. But at the same time, we want to support the governor and we want to have a person in there that he can rely on.”Democratic lawmakers have been friendly toward independent Gov. Bill Walker since he took office. Most of the opposition to Walker’s policies and appointments has come from the right. The nomination of Craig Richards — Walker’s former law partner — to the post of attorney general has attracted special attention from Republicans, who have raised questions about his work on lawsuits against the oil industry.But since Richards filed the amicus brief last week, some Democrats have expressed reservations about him. Rep. Andy Josephson of Anchorage says he would like to have Richards further explain why the state should try to protect language banning same-sex marriage.“I like him personally. I don’t doubt his intellectual bonafides,” said Josephson. “But there is a lot of pushback on this issue.”Some Democrats are concerned about the process as well as the policy.The issue of same-sex marriage attracted considerable attention during Walker’s run for office. During the campaign, Walker criticized incumbent Republican Gov. Sean Parnell for appealing a court decision favoring same-sex marriage. He argued that “pursuing expensive litigation that has little chance of victory is an unwise use of our dwindling resources.”On Friday, Walker made a point to say he was not involved in the attorney general’s decision to join the brief — and even disagreed with it as a matter of policy. But Walker also said he “fully respect[ed]” the attorney general’s power to pursue that course of action.Sen. Bill Wielechowski, of Anchorage, says it’s highly unusual for an attorney general to get that level of autonomy, if that is the case.“As long as I’ve been here, I’ve never seen an attorney general just unilaterally go out and start setting policy,” says Wielechowski. “If he went ahead and did it, that to me doesn’t seem appropriate. Many people would say it’s insubordination in fact.”Wielechowski says he and another Democrat in the House have asked Richards to show them precedent for the action. Wielechowski says if the precedent does not exist, that could affect views on Richards’ confirmation.“When people voted for the governor, they voted with an understanding that he was not going to get involved in these sorts of issues,” says Wielechowski. “I didn’t want, quite frankly, an unelected bureaucrat making these decisions.”As the day progressed, one Democrat — Rep. Adam Wool of Fairbanks — who had initially suggested support for the attorney general’s action clarified that he does support marriage equality and misunderstood the nuances of that attorney general’s role as it relates to the court challenge.And as for Tuck, well, — with all of the heartburn from Democrats over support of the same-sex marriage, the minority leader waffled some and clarified that there were “mixed feelings” in his caucus on the action. He wonders if it was done to shore up Republican support for Richards’ confirmation.“I believe it’s a political calculation for the executive branch,” says Tuck. “What we have is a maneuver to file the amicus brief, and it may be motivated to win some of the conservatives in the Legislature for confirmation. At this point, I don’t know where that plays out, but I will tell you that we do have some very upset members.”A spokesperson for the Senate’s Republican majority says the action is unlikely to be a determining factor for her members. Socially conservative members of that caucus say they plan to consider Richards’ record as a whole. Majority Leader John Coghill says he appreciates Richards’ support for the Constitution in this case, but that the attorney general designee still faces an “uphill battle” with him.On the subject of the marriage ban action, the governor’s office offered a written statement in response: “The confirmation decision is up to the legislature and we are not going to speculate on what any individual legislator might be thinking.”The Department of Law did not respond to an inquiry on this matter.Richards needs support from a majority of the Legislature’s members to be confirmed.last_img read more

Celebrating Bharatanatyam

first_imgSoujanya began Bharatanatyam at the age of 3 and started her training in the Kalakshetra style under guru Suma Nagesh. “I also had the distinct privilege of training under legendary gurus. I draw great support from my mother-in-law guru Nagamani Srinivasa Rao, (director, Bharatha Darshana) who is an accomplished dancer, nattuvanar, musician, and the sister of legendary artists, guru Adyar K Lakshman and guru Adyar K Rama Rao, and Mridanga Vidwan Adyar K. Gopinath.” Also Read – Secunderabad: Major General N Srinivas Rao makes farewell visit to AOC Advertise With Us She is active within her community and stressing on her works she shares, “I have presented workshops in several school districts and universities in the United States to foster love of the arts in the younger generations. ‘Adventure into Arts’ is one among the many such most loved programmes designed. of my productions includes ‘Sambhavami Yuge Yuge’ based on the Dashavataras of Vishnu in correlation with Charles Darwin’s theory of Evolution. I have conceptualised anddirected other unique dance dramas such as ‘Mudras’ based on the theory of dance, ‘Navarasa Nayaki’ based on Soundarya Lahari and most recently ‘Pratyaksha Daivame’ based on Adi Shankaras life for the Cleveland Tyagaraja Aradhana Festival.” Also Read – Kolkata artists giving final touches to 24 ft clay Ganesh idol Advertise With Us Soujanya is a dedicated teacher who blends tradition, such as conducting exams in theory and practical knowledge, with innovation, such as being one of the first teachers in the United States to teach students online. She says, “I enjoy working with special needs children and believe that every child should have an opportunity to learn this beautiful art form. I teach Carnatic music, yoga, and Sanskrit. I aspire to propagate the values of culture and tradition through this divine dance form to the next generation far from her motherland.”last_img read more