Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding AFP official booed out of forum View comments Thomas has solid debut but Lakers fall to Mavericks NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics PLAY LIST 02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City “This was a must-win for us. We were missing some guys and the bench had to come up big,” said Terry, who had only nine 3-pointers for the season before adding three Saturday night. “I can still come in and be a spark,” he said. “At this age you find ways to help your team if you’re on the court.”Milwaukee stayed ahead by hitting 13 of 20 shots in the fourth quarter, winning for the eighth time in 10 games.Mario Hezonja led Orlando with 23 points. Evan Fournier added 20, and Shelvin Mack had 19.Khris Middleton had 21 points, nine rebounds and seven assists for Milwaukee.The Bucks (31-24) won for the sixth straight time in the second game of a back-to-back.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next The Magic (18-37) missed 14 straight 3-point shots and saw their three-game winning streak broken.“We were right there the whole game,” said D.J. Augustin, who missed all four of his threes. “I felt like we could have pulled away at the end, but Jason Terry came in and hit some big shots, like he’s been doing his whole career.”Mack made all six of his shots in the first half in leading Orlando to a 54-50 halftime lead. But after Mack made a 3-pointer midway through the second quarter, Orlando missed 16 of its next 17.Hezonja scored nine of Orlando’s first 11 points, and a couple of free throws by Augustin with 3:31 left in the second quarter gave the Magic a nine-point lead, the biggest for either team until the Bucks matched it in the fourth quarter.VOGEL ENCOURAGEDThe Magic’s failure to win a fourth straight game for the first time since December of 2015 did not discourage coach Frank Vogel. “This is the standard of how we want to play. We want to build an extra-pass culture with a competitive spirit on the defensive end,” Vogel said. It takes time for this stuff to develop but it looks pretty good right now.”TIP-INSBucks: C John Henson did not play because of a sore right hamstring. … F Jabari Parker, who has played 71 minutes in four games since returning from a knee injury, was inactive for the second game of a back-to-back. … The Bucks are 9-3 in the second game of back-to-backs.Magic: Four days after scoring a career-high 34 points against Cleveland, F Jonathon Simmons had nine on 4-for-14 shooting. … F Aaron Gordon (seven games, strained left hip flexor) and C Nikola Vucevic (21 games, fractured left hand) are expected to return soon.UP NEXTBucks: Host Atlanta on Tuesday night.Magic: At Chicago on Monday night. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises LATEST STORIES Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH A couple of 3-pointers by the 40-year-old Terry put the Bucks ahead to stay late in the third quarter, although the game stayed close until Antetokounmpo’s three-point play made it 107-100 with 45.7 seconds left.“I’m not sure a lot of teams have a guy like Giannis,” Milwaukee coach Joe Prunty said. “You can go up and down the stat sheet and you know it’s going to be filled.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe 6-foot-11 forward had a modest game by his standards, compiling five rebounds, five assists and a couple of blocks.But the Bucks might not have won without the contribution of Terry, who put them ahead to stay with a couple of 3-pointers late in the third quarter. MOST READ Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) dunks the ball in front of Orlando Magic forward Jonathon Simmons (17) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)ORLANDO, Fla. — The Milwaukee Bucks got what they have come to expect from 23-year-old Giannis Antetokounmpo and an unexpected boost from 40-year-old Jason TerryAntetokounmpo scored 32 points and Terry came off the bench to score 11 points in the second half in the Bucks’ 111-104 victory over the Orlando Magic on Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT
Phelps overjoyed to announce new baby John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LATEST STORIES AFP official booed out of forum Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “It feels good, because last year was really tough for us and only winning one game it was hard so getting our second win, we’ve already our record and it feels good,” said Padda. “It shows that there’s been growth in the program and our team is not a pushover from last year.”Although the Lady Maroons managed to go hit-for-hit with the Lady Falcons in the second and third sets, the same can’t be said for the opening set when Adamson looked flawless.Adamson tallied eight service aces in the first set alone, and that mark was two more than UP scored in spikes.“That first set really hurt UP and our passing was really good,” said Padda as her team finished with 17 aces. “I’m surprised we got 17 aces, our team’s growing. And if we had to define us, I won’t define us as a strong serving team, we’re a strong defensive team.”Adamson outgunned UP, 40-26, in terms of spikes and was ahead 53-39 in excellent digs.ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Read Next Mylene Paat led Adamson with 15 points, eight coming off aces, while Galanza added 14.Mary Joy Dacoron and Chiara Permentilla also finished in double figures with 11 and 10 points, respectively.Carlos led UP with 12 points while Isa Molde added seven. Adamson wasted no time and handed University of the Philippines its second straight loss, 25-9, 27-25, 25-20, victory in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting The Lady Falcons soared to their second straight win for a 2-1 card, already eclipsing their one-win total from Season 79, while the Lady Maroons slipped to their second straight loss and a 1-2 record.With the Lady Falcons leading two sets to none and 23-18 in the third, Diana Carlos managed to score two straight points to cut the margin to three, 23-20, and give UP a semblance of fight.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCarlos’ back-to-back hits prompted Adamson head coach Air Padda to call time, and Jema Galanza calmed her mentor down with a pinpoint kill that went through UP’s defense and put the Lady Falcons at the 24-20 match point.UP’s Marian Buitre then gave Adamson the win when she failed to get the ball over from her side of the floor. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
ARCHERYWomen’s: Recurve team. Men’s: Recurve teamATHLETICSMen’s: 110m hurdles; triple jump; hammer throw; decathlon 1500m. Women’s: 1500m; 400m; triple jump; 10,000mBADMINTONTeam eventSWIMMING/SYNCHRONISEDMen’s: 100m butterfly; 50m breaststroke; 100m backstroke; 200m individual medley.Women’s: 200m backstroke; 50m freestyle; 100m breaststroke; 400m freestyle; 50m backstroke; 4x100m freestyleSHOOTINGClay targetMen’s: Trap pairsWomen’s: Trap pairsPistol & small boreMen’s: 50m rifle 3 position pairs; 10m air pistol singles; 25m rapid fire pistol singlesTABLE TENNISWomen’s teamWEIGHTLIFTINGWomen’s 69kg. Men’s 85kgWRESTLINGWomen’s : Freestyle
Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Antwerp: Indian men’s hockey team on Thursday produced an attacking masterclass to outclass reigning World and European Champions Belgium 5-1 in the fifth and final match and maintain a hundred per cent record in their Tour of Belgium.World No 5 India won all five matches during the Tour, beating Belgium 2-0 in the opening match, and registering 6-1 and 5-1 wins over Spain in the next two games, before finishing off their Tour with two more wins (2-1 and 5-1). In the fifth match on Thursday, Simranjeet Singh (7th), Lalit Kumar Upadhyay (35th), Vivek Sagar Prasad (36th), Harmanpreet Singh (42nd) and Ramandeep Singh (43rd) — all scored a goal each to earn a scintillating victory for the Indian team.Brimming with confidence after an invincible run, India started the match on the front-foot and produced a stunning move in the 7th minute to take the lead through forward Simranjeet.Belgium did try to force a comeback but their Penalty Corner was saved by Krishan B Pathak in the 9th minute, helping India to maintain their one-goal advantage at the first break.The second quarter saw World No. 2 Belgium win back-to-back Penalty Corners in the 16th minute, but India’s Pathak made sure that their lead stayed intact.It was a difficult period for the Indian team as Belgium tried to look for the equalizer. However, some resolute defending saw India take their lead into the half-time break.The visitors started the third quarter with attacking intent, and were rewarded immediately, with Lalit Kumar Upadhyay bagging his first goal of the match in the 35th minute to extend India’s lead to 2-0.Another attack in the next minute saw youngster Vivek Sagar Prasad also register his name on the score-sheet as he produced a crafty finish to beat the Belgian Goalkeeper.The 38th minute saw Belgium penetrate and win a Penalty Corner, but PR Sreejesh’s diving save kept the score down to 3-0 in India’s favour. However, a brilliant strike from the retake by Alexander Hendrickx made it 3-1 in the 39th minute.But Belgium could not stay in the match for too long as India scored twice in two minutes just before the end of the third quarter to extend their lead to 5-1.India’s fourth goal was scored by drag-flicker Harmanpreet Singh, who converted a Penalty Corner in the 42nd minute, while the fifth goal came through Ramandeep Singh, who scored in the 43rd minute to finish off a great team-move.Playing at home, the World Champions tried to make inroads into the Indian striking circle but some strong tackling, and interceptions in the last quarter meant that the Indians maintained their 100 per cent record in the five matches. hockeyIndia Tour of BelgiumIndian men’s hockey team First Published: October 3, 2019, 11:10 PM IST
Youths vandalise church, thrash worshippersRaipur, Mar 6 (PTI) A group of about 15-20 youths today allegedly barged into a church at Kachna village on the city outskirts and vandalised the premises and thrashed the people present, police said.”Around 15-20 youths entered the church premises located at Kachna village while prayer was underway,” Raipur Additional Superintendent of Police Neeraj Chandrakar told PTI.They allegedly damaged chairs, fans and other articles in the premises and even beat up the people present, he said.The accused were reportedly sporting saffron bands on their forehead, he said. They fled the spot when the police arrived, he said.Based on the victims complaint, a case has been registered under sections 452 (house-trespass after preparation for hurt), 295(injuring or defiling place of worship with intent to insult the religion of any class) and 147(rioting) of the IPC, he said.Three motorcycles belonging to the accused were seized from the spot, he said, adding efforts are on to nab the miscreants.Meanwhile,president of Chhattisgarhs Christian Forum, Arun (RPT) Arun Pannalal claimed that it was the fourth attack on a Christian place of worship in the past one month in the state.”Around 15-20 men with saffron bands on their forehead entered the church while Sunday prayer was under way at around 12 PM, and started vandalising the premises,”Pannalal said.”They started damaging chairs and fans. They did not spare women and even tore up their clothes. They also thrashed an infant,” he said.The assailants were heard accusing that people were being converted in the church, he said.advertisement”A group of 40-50 people from downtrodden families in the village had set up the church under a tin shed, where they perform prayers every Sunday,” he said, refuting the conversion charge.He said, “We are thankful to the police that they reached immediately and took the necessary action.” PTI TKP SDL RG
Panaji, Apr 17 (PTI) The first edition of Goa Going Pink 2016, a womens only run, was today held here, in which 1,200 women took part.The event was organised by two local organisations — Miracle Munj and Vasco Sports Club– under the aegis of the United Sisters Foundation.Goa Governor Mridula Sinha flagged off the run, where Superintendent of Police Priyanka Kashyap, Executive Director of Dempo Industries Pallavi Dempo and supermodel Milind Soman were also present.Soman is also founder of Pinkathon, an initiative creating awareness about the healthy lifestyle for women.The event which was held at Campal Ground here had more than 1,200 women participants.”The objective of the event was to encourage womens health and fitness. It also aims to raise awareness about breast cancer, its causes and prevention,” Soman told reporters.He said through this event, the intention is to promote running or any form of physical activity on a regular basis amongst women as they need to start looking after themselves and focus on their health. PTI CORR NP SUA SUA SRE
Louis van Gaal’s two-year stint with Manchester United has come to an end with media reports confirming his exit from Old Trafford. The Dutchman led United to FA Cup glory on Saturday but that was not enough to save his job after the club failed to qualify for the Champions League.Van Gaal came under heavy criticism with United finishing fifth in the Premier League season and failing to find a Champions League berth. The former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is almost certain to replace van Gaal in next couple of days.Van Gaal took charge of United in 2014, following the departure of David Moyes midway through the 2013/14 season. In his first season as manager, he got the club back into the Champions League.This season United’s form dipped in the Premier League but managed to end on a high by clinching the FA Cup beating Crystal Palace.
I was going to include this in my “five key plays” yesterday but Justin Gilbert kick return TDs deserve posts of their own.Just for fun let me walk you through what happens in my mind when Gilbert houses a kick. That’ll be fun, no?0:09 – “You slipped 5 yards deep into the end zone and you’re still trying to return this? We need a clock-killing drive to get Weeden into rhythm, not another bonehead special teams play!”0:10 – “What am I saying…this is Justin Gilbert.”0:12 – “Omg there’s a hole the size of an Olsen twin, I bet he can get through that!”0:13 – “Crap, that guy hosed him, he’s going down. You know he should really put some weight on in the offseason and try to come back looking like Patrick Peterson next year.”0:14 – “Still on his feet?! Get an eraser for Perrish Cox’s name!!!”0:15 – “Only the kicker to beat! Justin Gilbert will not fall at the hands of a kicker.”0:18 – “That guy has no angle, oh my gosh, he’s gone.”0:19 – “HE’S HOUSING THIS!”0:20 – “Oh…oh…I’m woozy, I feel light-headed.”0:21 – [large crash that sounds like a jaw bone hitting a wooden floor]0:22 – Just this.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!
ESPN’s Football Power Index has made projections for every game on the schedule. Here’s how it sees the season playing out:Week 1 at Louisville: WinWeek 3 vs. New Mexico: WinWeek 4 at Georgia: LossWeek 5 vs. Virginia: WinWeek 6 vs. Bowling Green: WinWeek 7 vs. USC: WinWeek 9 at Michigan: LossWeek 10 vs. Virginia Tech: WinWeek 11 at Duke: WinWeek 12 vs. Navy: WinWeek 13 vs. Boston College: WinWeek 14 at Stanford: WinFinal record: 10-2.Would you take that, Fighting Irish fans? ARLINGTON, TEXAS – DECEMBER 29: Head coach Brian Kelly of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish takes the field with his team before the game against the Clemson Tigers during the College Football Playoff Semifinal Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic at AT&T Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)ESPN’s Football Power Index has released its projections for every game on Notre Dame’s regular season schedule.The Fighting Irish are coming off a disappointing showing in the College Football Playoff, though expectations are high once again heading into 2019.Brian Kelly’s team is expected to start the season ranked inside the top 10.The FPI is high on Notre Dame, ranking the Fighting Irish 7th right now.
The Best Travel and Adventure Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Editors’ Recommendations If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? With Turkey Day mere hours away at this point, you’ve probably already got buttery mounds of mashed potatoes, savory stuffing, herb-basted turkey, and creamy pumpkin pie on the mind. Now, we love America’s most glutenous holiday as much as the next guy, but with November also being National Diabetes Awareness Month, we’ve got to level with you: America has a bit of a weight problem.To run the numbers on this issue, we turned to WalletHub, who just recently released their 2017 round-up of America’s Fattest States, along with an interesting infographic breaking down some of the most surprising and interesting facts and statistics about diabetes in the United States. To say America is struggling with its weight is not to say our great nation has made no strides in obesity and diabetes research: the American Diabetes Association has invested nearly $800 million in research since 1952 (funding nearly 5,000 diabetes research projects during that time), the Joslin Diabetes Center enjoys a $40 million annual research fund, and the estimated funding for diabetes research from the National Institutes of Health in 2017 is over $1 billion. There are currently 351 federally funded scientists out there doing crucial research into diabetes causes, prevention, and treatment, and 99% of scientists funded by the ADA continue diabetes research for 5 or more years.Still, even with so much great work from scientists, medical institutions, and other organizations, diabetes can seem somewhat abstract to those without any firsthand experience with the disease. On the surface, a quick shot of insulin, routine blood sugar checks, and settling for sugar-free candy doesn’t seem all that intrusive. You may even have friends or family members who appear to be managing their diabetes perfectly well, with no tangible adverse effects. The truth is, though, that diabetes is the third deadliest disease in the United States, reducing life expectancy by as many as 13 years and claiming over 80,000 American lives every year. Complications from diabetes can be varied and life-altering, with 1 in 3 diabetic adults suffering from chronic kidney disease, 1 in 200 diabetics eventually having a limb amputated, 60-70% of diabetes patients experiencing nerve damage, and 12% of new cases of blindness being attributable to the disease. Diabetes has ripple effects even for those who don’t suffer from it, too: 63% of diabetics’ family members express anxiety over complications from their loved ones’ illness.So, what’s the point of us bombarding you with all of this scary information right as you’re busting out your stretchy Thanksgiving pants? Well, the fact is, America has been suffering from an obesity epidemic for a long time, and obesity is a leading contributor to diabetes. It’s especially easy to pack on a little “winter weight” during the holiday season, and all too often we never get around to shedding it once spring rolls back around. So this year, we’re sharing a little knowledge to help us all be a little more mindful around the holiday table. You may not be able to stop crazy Grandma Rose from launching into an out-dated (possibly racist) rant or keep your cousin’s unruly kids from destroying your house, but hopefully by educating yourself about the risk factors for diabetes, you can keep yourself a little healthier and happier.Obesity is one of the biggest risk factors for diabetes, with over 90% of type 2 diabetics being overweight or obese. High cholesterol, which 65% of adult diabetics suffer from, is another huge risk factor and often goes hand-in-hand with obesity. High blood pressure is similarly connected, effecting nearly 75% of adult diabetics. Tobacco use and a sedentary lifestyle can cultivate the disease as well, causing up to a 40% increase in risk of getting the disease. And if you’re thinking, “well, sure, couch potatoes might be at risk, but I go to the gym at least 4 times a year, so I’m cool,” you should know a couple more startling stats: 23.8% of Americans with diabetes may not even know they have it, and 1 in 3 U.S. adults already have “prediabetes.” You may also be a little surprised at where your home state ranks in WalletHub’s 20 Fattest States list for this year:MississippiWest VirginiaTennesseeArkansasLouisianaKentuckyAlabamaOklahomaSouth CarolinaIndianaTexasIowaOhioDelawareKansasNorth CarolinaGeorgiaMichiganNorth DakotaNew MexicoWhile taking it easy for one Turkey Day does not a diabetes prevention plan make, having these important albeit alarming numbers in mind while you’re gathered around this year’s holiday feasts will hopefully help to open your eyes to exactly how easy it is to fall into the many risk factors that can lead to a diabetes diagnosis. You can still do a little end-of-the-year indulging, but maybe think about foregoing a few of the more decadent treats and taking a few post-meal strolls this year, and don’t forget: the New Year is fast-approaching, so if you’ve fallen into some unhealthy traps, there’s no better time to throw things into reverse a form some new healthy habits. For the rest of WalletHub’s research, check out their 2017 Diabetes Facts infographic and read through the full results of their 2017 Fattest States in America study. What is Bourbon? A Brief History of America’s Whiskey 10 Best History Books You Will Ever Read The Best Backpacking Chairs for Your Next Adventure
Approximately $40 million has been set aside to carry out major drain cleaning across Kingston and St. Andrew. Story Highlights This was disclosed by Mayor of Kingston, Senator Councillor Delroy Williams, during yesterday’s (July 11) sitting of the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation at its Church Street offices in downtown Kingston. Approximately $40 million has been set aside to carry out major drain cleaning across Kingston and St. Andrew.The annual programme, which started in May, seeks to reduce the flooding that usually occurs during rainy periods.This was disclosed by Mayor of Kingston, Senator Councillor Delroy Williams, during yesterday’s (July 11) sitting of the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation at its Church Street offices in downtown Kingston.“We have started it; we have cleaned a number of critical drains (and) the programme continues,” he said.The Mayor informed that drains in Harbour View and Bull Bay, as well as along Spanish Town Road, have already been cleaned. He added that drains along the coastline spanning all divisions will be cleaned.“We continue to monitor those drains… as they are critical to our city,” the Mayor said.He pointed out that the programme is maintained through the Corporation’s Parochial Revenue Fund (PRF), which is received on a monthly basis. “So, basically, as the funds become available, we clean and we observe and ensure that the drains are kept clean, especially the ones that are critical and are in flood-prone areas,” he said.In the meantime, the Mayor is urging Jamaicans to properly dispose of their garbage and not to throw it in gullies or drains, as this usually results in blocked drains that lead to flooding when it rains. In the meantime, the Mayor is urging Jamaicans to properly dispose of their garbage and not to throw it in gullies or drains, as this usually results in blocked drains that lead to flooding when it rains.
Story Highlights Minister of National Security, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, says a total of 1,000 new police officers are expected to be trained this year. Opening the 2019/20 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on April 16, Dr. Chang said by next year, that figure should increase to 1,500 police officers. A professional review of the 19 territorial police divisions suggests that an additional 4,000 members are required to ensure adequate staffing. Minister of National Security, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, says a total of 1,000 new police officers are expected to be trained this year.Opening the 2019/20 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on April 16, Dr. Chang said by next year, that figure should increase to 1,500 police officers.A professional review of the 19 territorial police divisions suggests that an additional 4,000 members are required to ensure adequate staffing.Dr. Chang noted that while these numbers are being expanded, the Commissioner of Police and his team will be reorganising and “re-missioning” the Inspectorate of Constabulary (IOC), which will be rebranded the Professional Standard Branch of the Police Force.He added that the Mobile Reserve will be restructured and placed in a position to be more effective while responding to the many hotspots across the island effectively.Meanwhile, Dr. Chang stated that the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC), will have a special subgroup to deal with anti-gang, among other things.
A long time Nova Scotian educator, who is leading the expansion of the International Baccalaureate (IB) program in Nova Scotia schools, has won the IB North America Inspiration Award. John Messenger, of Halifax, received the award in Chicago on Sunday, July 15, from Laura Brock, chair of the Atlantic Council of International Baccalaureate Organization Schools. Mr. Messenger has had a distinguished 47-year career in education in Nova Scotia, across Canada and in the United States. He is currently the Department of Education’s provincial co-ordinator for the International Baccalaureate program. In that capacity, Mr. Messenger is expanding the program from two to 12 public schools in Nova Scotia. Previously, he was headmaster at Kings-Edgehill School in Windsor and the Halifax Grammar School. “I want to congratulate John on receiving this prestigious award and to thank him for his leadership role in the department and as an educator in Nova Scotia,” said Education Minister Karen Casey. “His work will have a positive impact on students across our province for many years to come.” The award recognized the Department of Education’s tremendous commitment to the International Baccalaureate diploma program, which is a direct result of Mr. Messenger and his long-standing belief in the IB. “For five years, the International Baccalaureate has presented this award to individuals or organizations who have taken IB to new levels,” said Paul Campbell, head of outreach and volunteer services at IB North America in New York City. “In 2007, John Messenger was easily the most deserving nominee.” This fall, more than 400 students will begin the IB diploma program at 12 public schools throughout the province. The IB program is an internationally recognized, advanced liberal arts diploma designed for ambitious students in grades 11 and 12. It emphasizes critical thinking and analysis, writing and oral communication, philosophy, community service, athletics, and internationalism. IB graduates are highly sought after by universities eager for students who have met an international standard of excellence.
New Delhi: Gaurav Gill believes that motorsports has the potential to become a mass sport in India. The 37-year-old rally car, who recently became the first from the field of motorsports to win an Arjuna award, said that India having one of the largest automobiles industries in the world is something that motorsports should harness. “India is very quickly becoming the world’s third largest automobile manufacturer. If it has the capacity to do that and if it can have millions of vehicles on the road, our sport is directly linked to that,” Gill told IANS. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh Gill announced on Friday that he will be entering the World Rally Championship 2 this season representing JK Tyre Motorsport for the first time. His previous forays into the WRC2 came during his tenure with MRF that lasted over 12 years. He will be starting at Rally of Turkey that is scheduled for later this month. Gill said that it took some time for the news of his Arjuna award win to sink in. “I had just finished my training and was having my power nap in the afternoon,” he said about the day he got to know about it. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later “Somebody called me up and said congratulations. And I said, for what? I didn’t do any rally recently and I didn’t win anything. Then the person told me that I was on the final list of Arjuna Awards. I got up and made a few other calls and it took me a few days to realise that this had happened. It was an amazing feeling.” He said that a direct effect of this win is the encouragement it gives to parents to let their kids get into motorsports, citing the example of the number of calls he and JK Tyre Motorsport chief Sanjay “Hardy” Sharma received. “I am flooded with calls and messages about my academy. People want to have me help their younger ones to pursue it. Hardy actually got more calls because people are sending their kids for karting. Now they can see that if they start something like this now, 10 years down the line they will reap the rewards,” he said.
TORONTO – People are expected to gather at viewing parties across Canada tonight to watch the American midterm elections unfold.The U.S. Consulate General in Toronto is hosting one event, which will be attended by representatives of both Democrats Abroad and Republicans Overseas.In the nation’s capital, the Harvard Club of Ottawa and Democrats Abroad are both set to throw viewing parties.Democrats Abroad will also host events in eight other cities, including Vancouver, Edmonton and Montreal.All 435 seats in the U.S. House are up for re-election, and 35 Senate seats are in play, as are almost 40 governorships and the balance of power in virtually every state legislature.While he is not on the ballot, U.S. President Donald Trump acknowledged on Monday that the 2018 midterms represent a referendum on his presidency.The Democrats have run a super-charged campaign to end the Republicans’ hold on power in Washington.Should they win control of the House, the Democrats could derail Trump’s legislative agenda for the next two years, along with subpoena power to investigate Trump’s personal and professional missteps.
TORONTO — An Ontario judge has given Sears Canada the green light to immediately proceed with reaching out to potential buyers while it’s under creditor protection.Ontario Superior Court Justice Glenn Hainey approved the motion for the sale and investor solicitation process Thursday, following hours of discussions between lawyers representing the company, its lenders and retirees and laid-off employees.According to the decision, the national retailer and its court-ordered monitor, FTI Consulting Inc., can select one or more successful bids by Oct. 25.In separate documents filed by Sears Canada’s lawyers prior to Thursday’s hearing, the retailer’s chief financial officer said it’s “crucial” to begin liquidation sales of inventory no later than July 21 and to complete them by Oct. 12. Hainey is expected to hear that motion Tuesday.Sears Canada announced in June that it planned on closing 59 locations across the country and cutting approximately 2,900 jobs as part of a restructuring under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act.The department store owner wants to shutter dozens of stores in the coming weeks while it negotiates with potential buyers who might acquire some or all of the company’s remaining assets, pending court approvals.“I’m in total shock this happened,” said Zobedida Maharaj, who was one of dozens of former employees who packed an overflowing Toronto courtroom to hear Thursday’s proceedings.Maharaj, 53, said she had worked at Sears Canada for 28 years before she was laid off at the end of March when her store was closed.The senior manager of operations and merchandise said she was initially told she would get eight weeks of severance and benefits, but was cut off June 22 when the company secured temporary court protection from creditors.“It’s like getting slapped in the face,” Maharaj said.Earlier in the day, Sears Canada struck a deal over benefit and pension payments to retired employees. The retailer had initially asked the court for permission to immediately halt payments for pension, health and dental benefits for laid-off employees, retirees and surviving spouses due to a severe cash crunch, but later agreed to continue payments to retirees until Sept. 30.Many former employees said the company’s compromise on temporarily paying retiree benefits and pension compensation has them cautiously hopeful.Pina Rupa, 58, from Vaughan, Ont., said outside the courthouse that she hoped Sears Canada, where she worked for nearly 40 years, would reinstate her benefits and severance which she said were worth tens of thousands of dollars.“I was such a loyal employee,” said Rupa, who was laid off from the company’s head office.Employment lawyer Susan Ursel, whose firm represents more than 17,000 non-unionized former and current employees, said her law office is filing motions to ask the court to reinstate benefit, severance and pension payments to the workers who were laid off. It is also asking to set up a temporary hardship fund for those who are in dire need of cash and health benefits.Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne said her government is paying close attention to the situation but there isn’t a role it can play at this point.Follow @LindaNguyenTO and @DavidPaddon on Twitter.
OTTAWA — The Mounties are assessing and trying to mitigate the damage that might have been caused in light of the arrest of one of their senior intelligence officials, RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki said Monday.In a statement, Lucki said last week’s arrest of 47-year-old Cameron Jay Ortis, who is charged under three sections of the Security of Information Act, has “shaken many people throughout the RCMP, particularly in federal policing.”Ortis also faces two charges under the Criminal Code, including breach of trust, for allegedly trying to disclose classified information to a foreign entity or terrorist group.“While these allegations, if proven true, are extremely unsettling, Canadians and our law-enforcement partners can trust that our priority continues to be the integrity of the investigations and the safety and security of the public we serve,” said Lucki.She also confirmed that Ortis was director general of the RCMP’s National Intelligence Co-ordination Centre, after starting his career with the Mounties in 2007.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.Ortis had access to domestic and international intelligence, including information coming from Canada’s allies, she said.Ortis has also worked in the RCMP’S Operations Research and National Security Criminal Investigations branches, she said.“By virtue of the positions he held, Mr. Ortis had access to information the Canadian intelligence community possessed. He also had access to intelligence coming from our allies both domestically and internationally. This level of access is appropriate given the positions he held,” Lucki said.“This is an ongoing investigation and we are assessing the impacts of the alleged activities as information becomes available,” she added.“We are aware of the potential risk to agency operations of our partners in Canada and abroad and we thank them for their continued collaboration. We assure you that mitigation strategies are being put in place as required.”Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had little to say Monday when asked about the impact on Canada’s counterparts in the Five Eyes, the intelligence group that also includes the United States, Britain, Australia and New Zealand.“I think people will understand I can’t make any public comments on this, but I can assure you this is something that the responsible authorities are engaged with at the highest levels, including with our allies,” Trudeau said at a campaign stop in Waterloo, Ont.Ortis studied the international implications of the darker corners of the internet before joining the RCMP. He earned his PhD at the University of British Columbia in 2006, one year before joining the Mounties, and after seven years as a graduate student.He published two essays that were co-written with one of the university’s leading experts on China and Asia, political-science professor Paul Evans.A 2003 paper published in The Pacific Review appears to have been prophetic about the rise of cybercrime and the use of the internet as a government surveillance tool. It was part of a broader examination of how the internet was being used by bad actors, while acknowledging that it is also sometimes a force for good.“The walk on the dark side does not lead to the conclusion that the internet is the enemy of those wishing to construct a more stable and peaceful regional order,” they wrote.“What we are claiming is that the proponents of a more digitized form of community building need to be aware of the risks involved and the likelihood that national governments will be more concerned than ever with surveillance and control. For individuals, whatever their level of capacity, IT poses threats of information overload, eavesdropping and monitoring, and various forms of attack including viruses and worms.”They also predicted that non-governmental organizations and networks would face threats to their “infrastructure, confidentiality, mailing lists, electronic subscriptions and databases.”In a statement to The Canadian Press, Evans described Ortis as the “exemplar of discretion” and said that nothing in Evans’s experience with him “would lead me to suspect he would be (in) any way involved in activities that would lead to such charges.”Evans said he was a member of Ortis’s doctoral dissertation committee and worked with him on several projects. They also saw each other socially from time to time after Ortis started his RCMP job, but Evans said Ortis never discussed the details of his work.
The instrument presently being negotiated will create a “verifiable and enforceable” regime for the protection and promotion of the human rights of disabled persons, committee President Luis Gallegos of Ecuador told a news briefing.The Ad Hoc Working Group Committee on a Comprehensive and Integral International Convention on Protection and Promotion of the Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disability, established by the General Assembly in 2001, has been holding its second session at UN Headquarters in New York since 16 June.Mr. Gallegos said the process constituted a major step in international efforts to legislate on behalf of the disabled community. Such a convention would also guide attitudes for generations to come.It was an important step for the UN, which sought to be in the forefront of the evolution towards a holistic and integrated society that incorporated groups which, for different reasons, had been discriminated against, he declared. The disabled community had been participating actively in the talks, as they were the shareholders and “guiders” of the process. As facilitator, he greatly admired their dedication to meet their community’s challenges.The authors were trying to follow a regime of human rights protection and promotion, with the major subject being that of disability, no matter the reason for that disability, Mr. Gallegos said. The convention would seek to protect the individuals’ human rights.The process was at a stage of “trying to vocalize” that the convention should deal with all types of disabilities – not necessarily the causes, but the consequences of being disabled, he added. People who were disabled as a result of war or armed conflict, whose human rights were not respected, could use the convention as an enforceable right not to be discriminated against. Mr. Gallegos said his goal was to have an instrument that responded to the needs of the disabled community, whatever the cause of their disability.
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has long advocated against detention of asylum seekers and refugees worldwide and has often played a vital role in monitoring and ameliorating conditions of those detained, particularly children in the United States and other industrialized countries with detention policies. For the past year UNHCR has been has been working with the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) within the US Department for Health and Human Services to provide even greater protection, assistance and support for unaccompanied children. UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador actress Angelina Jolie visited detained asylum seekers at three facilities in Arizona last weekend and was particularly moved by the plight of unaccompanied children trying not only to survive the often harrowing situations that brought them to the United States but also to weave their way through an extremely complicated immigration system. “Many of these children have survived tragedy, so being separated from their families can only add to their suffering,” Ms. Jolie said. “Access to legal representation and a guardian to help them through this difficult immigration process is absolutely essential to protect them and ensure that their best interests are met.” She was pleased with the progress that ORR has made in improving the conditions for shelter of unaccompanied children in a very short time. “I am excited that UNHCR is working with ORR on this initiative,” she said. “These children are true survivors. I am awed by their spirit and inspired by their resilience. I hope they can find ways to work together to provide them with the care and assistance they deserve.”
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted Oct 14, 2012 8:00 am MDT India presents growing opportunity for Canada’s aerospace sector: trade advocate MONTREAL – Canada’s aerospace sector can create jobs at home by taking advantage of India’s modernization and recent moves to liberalize its foreign ownership restrictions, says the head of the Canada-India Business Council.The world’s most populated democracy has been growing in the shadows of fellow Asian giant China and other regional powers. But with India investing billions of dollars a year in infrastructure, the country is expected to jump to become a top five aerospace country by 2020.“I think there is a real opportunity for us,” council president Rana Sarkar said in an interview from Toronto.“They’re not going to go with one supplier, they’re going to go with a syndicate of suppliers and it’s for us to be in that mix is an important thing.”Canadaâ€™s aerospace and space sectors generate annual revenues of over $22 billion and employ about 80,000 Canadians in more than 400 firms across the country. Companies such as Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B) and CAE Inc. (TSX:CAE), along with engineering and construction firms are already pushing to take advantage of the growing demand for new aircraft, pilot training and airport construction.But more potential remains untapped.“In virtually every sector in the aviation business, this is sort of like the 1950s in North America. You’re starting to see just an arithmetic growth,” he said.The opportunity could total $1 trillion. And even though Canada’s share will be small, it’s still significant compared to where Canada’s sector has been historically, Sarkar said.Canadian exports to India increased by 29 per cent last year to nearly $2.6 billion, with aircraft and spacecraft being the fourth-largest category accounting for almost nine per cent of total exports. Overall bilateral trade totalled $5.1 billion but is targeted to reach $15 billion by 2015.Much of India’s potential comes from the massive airport construction underway that could upgrade 35 facilities and add 10 new airports in smaller cities. The number of airline passengers is expected to quadruple to 160 million per year by 2020.But India also has great demand for soft infrastructure such as training services, air traffic control and maintenance, as well as education.That’s where Canada can use its strengths, particularly in the country’s largest aero cluster in Montreal, he said.“We have an opportunity to help India with what they would consider a crisis need right now.”The head of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada said the future competitiveness of the Canadian industry is dependent on its ability to maintain and grow its market share in both current and emerging markets.“As India continues to grow and expand its infrastructure and air travel capacity, Canadian interest in pursuing market and investment opportunities there will only increase,” said Jim Quick.“Not only does India represent a tremendous opportunity from a market development perspective, but it is also a very valuable partner for the execution of R&D activities which complement strong core Canadian capabilities in that respect.”The Indian government’s recent move to increase the foreign investment threshold to 49 per cent could strengthen Indian airlines by making it easier for them to forge alliances and allowing them to join strong outside networks.Still, it has retained a strong offset policy that requires foreign companies to make significant investments by partnering with local firms in exchange for selling into the country.Bombardier said it is looking at all kinds of avenues to take advantage of the huge opportunities that await in India.“It’s too early to say whether it’s about manufacturing products there but … we would not rule out looking into any of these regions and what kind of business relationships beyond selling we would be looking at,” Ben Boehm, vice-president of international business, said in an interview from Russia.Much like China, the expansion of airline services in India presents huge sales opportunities for both commercial and business aircraft.Bombardier forecasts 1,345 business jet deliveries over the next 20 years and that the Asia-Pacific region (including China) will take delivery of about 4,000 commercial aircraft with 20 to 149 seats.It has about 40 business jets operating in the country. Its largest commercial plane customer Spicejet flies seven Q400s but has ordered 15 turboprops and has options for an additional 15. Air India Regional operates four CRJ700 regional jets.So far, the Montreal-based manufacturer has yet to win an Indian order for the CSeries. Boehm said the plane could allow non-stop connections between smaller airports and destinations in Southeast Asia and the Middle East because it’s the only plane in the 100- to 150-seat category capable of travelling 3,000 nautical miles.India’s focus on low-cost carriers could make a 160-seat CSeries attractive to the country. But Boehm said it’s too soon to know whether any buyers would opt for a larger configuration, which would require airlines to make compromises such as reducing the number of toilets.“I think right now anybody that we are talking to in India is still in the early stages where we aren’t down to what their final configuration is.”Boehm said sales in India will be good for Bombardier’s suppliers such as landing gear makers Heroux-Devtek (TSX:HRX) and Goodrich, along with engine maker Pratt & Whitney.“It’s going to be important for all of us,” he said. “We need to become much more outward looking in terms of (what) the aerospace market and the real growth demand over the next 20 odd years is going to be in these types of emerging markets.”Shortages of trained aerospace workers in India limit the threat that work performed by Canadians could initially be transferred. But longer term, the country poses a competitive threat as companies such as state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited look to eventually develop their own fighters and commercial aircraft.