BaliPure pulls off comeback win vs Creamline, books semis seat

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Sato put the Water Defenders on the hill before Grethcel Soltones capped off the victory with a killer spike to seal the deal.Kuttika Kaewpin fired 26 points in the sorry defeat for Creamline (3-6), while fellow guest player Laura Schaudt got 16.Alyssa Valdez played limited minutes as she nursed a sprained ankle, but was hardly a factor in the match, finishing with only two points in the losing effort.Still, the Cool Smashers are locked at the fifth seed with their 3-6 card regardless of the result of their match against Perlas on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes LOOK: Vhong Navarro’s romantic posts spark speculations he’s marrying longtime GF View comments 250 enrolled at phony school arrested in immigration scam BaliPure’s Risa Sato.BaliPure had to sweat it out but was still able to pull off the come-from-behind five-set win over Creamline, 20-25, 25-23, 19-25, 25-18, 15-7, to clinch a seat in the 2017 Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference semifinals Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.Guest player Jennifer Keddy topped the Water Defenders with 18 points, powered by 14 kills, two blocks, and two service aces, while Risa Sato provided the much needed support with her 16 markers.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Hornets beat Pistons for 8th straight time Man who told immigrant to go back to country asked to write essay SEA Games: PH beats Indonesia, enters gold medal round in polo Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Lillard, Anthony lead Blazers over Thunder Jeng Bualee chimed in 15 points for BaliPure, which stayed on top with its 7-2 slate.“We’re thankful,” said coach Roger Gorayeb in Filipino. “The way the game was played earlier, the girls were really tired from our game on Sunday. It was evident on the way Jeng hit the ball. But we’re just thankful to get the win.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingThe Water Defenders had to play catchup for the first time this conference, losing two of the first three sets as they stared at a 2-1 set deficit.But a better showing from Sato and Bualee anchored BaliPure in the fourth set, which continued in the clincher as it broke off of a 3-all deadlock and took a 13-6 lead. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next So long, Wayne?: Cup final may be Rooney’s last United gamelast_img read more

Jaguar Land Rover commence bookings for Jaguar XE diesel variant in India

first_imgJaguar today announced that it has started accepting bookings for the diesel variant of the Jaguar XE in India. Currently, Jaguar Land Rover sells the petrol variant of the XE sedan in India at Rs 41.69 lakh (ex showroom, New Delhi) for the Pure variant, Rs 43.69 lakh (ex showroom, New Delhi) for the Prestige variant and Rs 48.59 lakh (ex showroom, New Delhi) for the Portfolio variant. With this, Jaguar XE will be available in both petrol and diesel options.The Jaguar XE new variant will be powered by a 2.0l (litre) diesel engine that delivers a power output of 132 kW. This is in addition to the 2.0l (litre) petrol engine already on sale in India since February 2016.Rohit Suri, Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover India Ltd. (JLRIL), said, “In the past one year, Jaguar XE has gained immense popularity and success in the Indian market and we are now pleased to offer the choice of diesel to our customers.”The Jaguar range in India includes F-TYPE sports car with price starting at Rs 1.26 crore and locally manufactured XF sedan has price starting at Rs 47.7 lakh.It also sells XJ sedan in India at a starting price of Rs 97.2 lakh (All prices ex-Mumbai pre octroi).Jaguar vehicles are sold from 23 dealerships across the country.ALSO READ:JLR slash prices of Land Rover Discovery Sport, Range Rover Evoque in IndiaALSO READ:Dealers start taking bookings for diesel Jaguar XE in Indialast_img read more

US Women Beat England, 1-0

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares TAMPA, Fla. — Second-half substitution Crystal Dunn scored in the 72nd minute, Hope Solo got her 96th career shutout and the United States beat England 1-0 in the SheBelieves Cup on March 3.Dunn entered in the 67th minute and made it 1-0 with a shot into the upper corner of the net five minutes later.“A lot of people were like, did you mean to put it there?” Dunn said. “And of course, initially you say yes. But no. In my head, I was like I saw the goal, aimed for it, and it just happened to go in.”U.S. coach Jill Ellis called it a “world class” goal. “She’s done well, she deserves to be in here,” Ellis said. “This is what she can pull out, these exceptional efforts.”The U.S is 7-0-0 in 2016, outscoring opponents 29-0.Alex Rodriguez and CC Sabathia were among a group of New York Yankees at the match, which drew an announced crowd of 13,027. The Yankees are holding spring training in Tampa for the 21st consecutive year.Solo made a diving save on Toni Duggan in the second half en route to her 145th international victory.“We’re disappointed with the result,” England coach Mark Sampson said. “We’ll get there. We wanted to come here and win. It was a tight game. Credit to America.”The U.S. had the only shot on goal during a scoreless first half. Alex Morgan sent a shot wide early off a cross from Mallory Pugh.Germany beat France 1-0 in the first game.The U.S will go against France March 6 in Nashville. England and Germany will also take part in a doubleheader.The cup wraps up March 9 in Boca Raton, Florida, when the U.S. meets Germany and England plays France.(MARK DIDTLER)last_img read more

Candreva: Italy criticism was excessive

first_imgItaly Candreva: Italy criticism was excessive after Spain loss Ben Spratt Last updated 2 years ago 07:09 6/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() AntonioCandreva - cropped Getty Images Italy Italy v Israel Israel WC Qualification Europe World Cup Spain v Italy Spain Italy did not deserve the weight of criticism levelled at them after losing to Spain, according to the midfielder. Antonio Candreva believes the criticism Italy received after their defeat in Spain was “excessive” as the Azzurri returned to winning ways against Israel.Candreva and Inter 9/1 for Serie A titleItaly look certain to require a play-off to qualify for next year’s World Cup in Russia, having fallen behind Spain in Group G following a one-sided 3-0 loss in Madrid. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? 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 But Ciro Immobile’s sixth goal of the campaign ensured a 1-0 victory against Israel on Tuesday – all but securing a top-two place – and midfielder Candreva feels Italy deserve more respect for their work in the past year.”We needed a victory, we got it and I thought it was a positive performance that was consistent with the work we’ve done in the last year,” the Inter star said.”Criticism is part of the job, but we are a solid group and some of it was excessive. I think the Azzurri have done good things this year.| #Candreva : “These are games where you need to score early. It became easier after our goal.” #ItalyIsrael  1-0— Italy (@azzurri) September 5, 2017 “The defeat in Madrid was painful for us more than anyone – we were not expecting it and we have learned from our mistakes.”And team-mate Davide Zappacosta added that the Spain game offered Italy a reality check: “The game in Madrid made us realise many things.”We have to be a compact side, to fight for every ball and harass every opponent.”This sort of match [against Israel] is even more difficult as the opposition locks down all the space and make it hard for you.”last_img read more

Video: Ohio State Coach Urban Meyer Hit In Face By Ref

first_imgurban Meyer talking to his coaches on the sideline during an Ohio State football game.COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 16: Head Coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes gives instructions to his assistant coaches on the sideline during the fourth quarter of a game against the Army Golden Knights at Ohio Stadium on September 16, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Army 38-7. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer was hit in the face by a referee during his team’s contest against Wisconsin on Saturday night.Ohio State is struggling against Wisconsin on Saturday night, and it isn’t just the team’s players getting a little beat up. Head coach Urban Meyer, near the end of the first quarter, took a shot to the face from a referee after a play. Meyer attempted to get out of the way, but the ref simply came in too hot.To top it off, Ohio State was hit with a sideline interference penalty that cost the team 15 yards. We’re not sure if the two incidents are related or not.Hero— Deadspin (@Deadspin) October 16, 2016Lol. Urban Meyer got hit in the face by the ref and they got a 15 yard penalty. #classic— Taylor Hahn (@taytortaco) October 16, 2016Ohio State trails Wisconsin 10-3 in the second quarter. The Buckeyes need to put away their frustration if they want to emerge victorious.last_img read more

Illegal sand mining SC issues notices to Centre CBI 5 states

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought responses from the Centre, CBI and five states on a plea which sought prosecution of entities involved in illegal sand mining. A bench headed by Justice S A Bobde issued notices to the Centre, the Central Bureau of Investigation, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh on a plea which claimed that rampant illegal mining in the states was causing environmental degradation. During the arguments, advocate Prashant Bhushan and Pranav Sachdeva, appearing for the petitioner, told the court that sand mining was going on in the states without the requisite environment clearance. The plea also sought a direction from the apex court to the CBI to “register and investigate sand mining scams” mentioned in the petition.last_img read more

NIA questions Mirwaiz asked to appear again tomorrow Geelanis son asked to

first_imgNew Delhi: The NIA Monday questioned Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq for nearly eight hours in connection with a case related to funding of terror groups and separatist organisations in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said here.He was asked to appear before the agency again Tuesday, the officials said, adding Naseem Geelani, son of pro-Pakistan separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani, was also summoned on Tuesday. After avoiding the first two summons, the Mirwaiz finally appeared before the National Investigation Agency (NIA) after he was assured of being provided security upon his arrival in the national capital. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The Mirwaiz was accompanied by other separatist leaders, including Abdul Gani Bhat, Bilal Lone and Maulana Abbas Ansari. During the questioning, the Mirwaiz was asked several questions related to the funding of his party Awami Action Committee as well as Hurriyat Conference, the officials said, adding that the replies were not satisfactory. He had been asked to appear before the NIA on March 11 and March 18 but expressed his inability to join the investigation in the national capital, saying he feared for his security in view of “conditions of hostility”. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KIn its third summons issued last week, the NIA promised him security. The NIA probe seeks to identify the chain of players behind the financing of terrorist activities, pelting of stones on security forces, burning down of schools and damaging of government establishments. The case names Hafiz Saeed, the Pakistan-based chief of Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD), the front for the banned Lashker-e-Taiba, as an accused. It also names organisations such as the Hurriyat Conference factions led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani and the Mirwaiz, the Hizbul Mujahideen and the Dukhtaran-e-Millat. Ahead of his appearance before the NIA, the Hurriyat Conference chairman tweeted, “In Delhi today with my colleagues for the NIA summon, efforts to malign leadership for its political stand wont work. Inspite of harassment Hurriyat will continue to seek peaceful resolution of the Kashmir issue. Urge people back home to stay calm and peaceful.” On Sunday night, the Hurriyat held an executive meeting and strongly condemned the move to summon the Mirwaiz.last_img read more

Akbar cross examined in defamation case against Ramani

first_imgNew Delhi: The cross examination of former Union Minister M.J. Akbar continued on Monday in connection with a defamation case filed by him against journalist Priya Ramani. The hearing which is still on saw heated exchange of arguments between two senior advocates — Akbar’s counsel Geeta Luthra and Ramani’s Counsel Rebecca John — as Luthra objected many questions asked by John. The hearing was taking place before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal.last_img

UNbrokered health care truce aids children in 700 Philippines villages

10 May 2007Children and their families in 700 remote villages in conflict-ravaged southern Philippines have received essential health care, many for the first time in their lives, through a historic truce arranged with Muslim rebels, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced today. In a campaign known as ‘Days of Peace,’ arranged between UNICEF and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), fighting that has raged between the insurgents and the Government for decades was suspended for two weeks starting in mid-April so that health workers could provide immunizations, micronutrient supplementation, counselling and other basic care. “Peace-building efforts will not succeed if we fail to deliver the basic services that families need,” said UNICEF’s Representative in the Philippines, Dr. Nicholas Alipui, who led immunization teams deep into remote areas during the campaign. Members of the popular Filipino rock band Bamboo also joined aid workers in the region to support the campaign and assist children in the villages, many of whom were found in desperate need. “We knew we were going to see children who needed help, but nothing could have prepared us for the reality of seeing such deprivation,” lead singer Bamboo Manalac said. Because of such great need, two more Days of Peace campaigns are now in the works for the region – one in July and another in October. “The Days of Peace campaign is not just a series of special missions,” Dr. Alipui said. “We intend to help re-establish routine coverage of conflict areas.” read more

Police test lighting in probe of Uber selfdriving crash

TEMPE, Ariz. — Police outside Phoenix recently closed part of a street to conduct a lighting test as an investigation continues into the 2018 death of a woman who was struck and killed by an Uber self-driving SUV.The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office says prosecutors asked for more investigation before making a decision about whether to charge backup driver Rafaela Vasquez who was supposed to take control in an emergency. Another prosecutor’s office decided in March not to charge Uber.The Tuesday night lighting test was conducted near the crash site in Tempe. The Arizona Republic reports one man drove a white Volvo XC90 like the vehicle that killed Elaine Herzberg who was crossing the street with her bicycle. It did not appear to have the sensors Uber uses on self-driving vehicles.The investigation last year by Tempe Police determined the accident was “entirely avoidable,” but prosecutors wanted more information.Amanda Steele, a spokeswoman for Montgomery’s office, said the tests were connected with Montgomery’s request.“Once prosecutors receive a new submittal (from police), they will begin reviewing the case for a charging decision,” Steele said.Montgomery said at a March news conference that his office wanted more data on the crash, which was recorded by cameras inside and outside the Uber vehicle.“We are asking the Tempe Police Department to conduct further investigation into the video itself,” Montgomery said. “One of the critical decision points for us will be to match up specific actions of the driver at specific points in the roadway in order for us to be able to properly asses the reasonable likelihood of a conviction with the evidence we will have.”Vasquez, 45, told investigators that she didn’t use her cellphone before the crash. But authorities say records show Vasquez was streaming the television show “The Voice” on her phone and was looking downward in the moments before the crash. Investigators concluded the crash could have been avoided had Vasquez not been distracted.Dash camera video shows Vasquez was looking down near her right knee for four or five seconds before the crash. She looked up a half-second before striking Herzberg.Vasquez told police Herzberg “came out of nowhere” and that she didn’t see her prior to the collision. But officers calculated that had Vasquez been paying attention, she could have reacted 143 feet (44 metres) before impact and brought the SUV to a stop about 42 feet (12.8 metres) before hitting Herzberg.___Information from: The Arizona Republic, http://www.azcentral.comThe Associated Press read more

Manhunt underway in New Zealand after a Canadian woman survives shooting that

Sean McKinnon is pictured giving his fiancee Bianca Buckley a kiss. In an eerie parallel of the triple murder in a remote area of northern British Columbia last month, a manhunt is underway in an off-the-beaten track area of New Zealand after a random attack on a couple left an Australian man dead.Sean McKinnon, 33, was on a campervan vacation with Canadian Bianca Buckley, 32, in Raglan, an area known for big-wave surfing, about 165 km south of Auckland, when a man allegedly demanded the keys to their rental van around 3 a.m. on Friday and fired shots, according to media reports in New Zealand and Australia.Buckley, originally from Halifax, escaped on foot, but her fiancé’s body was found about a 75-minute drive away in Gordonton a few hours later, according to New Zealand police.Det. Insp. Graham Pitkethley of the New Zealand police described the incident as a random “absolutely tragic” attack. And he said the woman, who multiple media sources confirmed was Buckley, was “understandably very shocked and distressed.”“It is understandable and concerning to have an armed offender outstanding but I want to reassure the public we are working hard to identify and locate the offender,” Pitkethley said in a news conference. “It is our absolute priority.”Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.The Canadian consular officials in Wellington, New Zealand have offered their services, which usually consist of providing advice, information for legal resources and medical services for victims of crime.He smashed the window with the barrel of the gun and put the gun through the window and shot him twice“Our thoughts are with the Canadian citizen who survived a violent robbery incident in New Zealand, which resulted in the death of an Australian citizen,” Barbara Harvey, a spokesperson for Global Affairs Canada, said in an email. She declined to comment further, citing the Privacy Act.In Nova Scotia, Sacred Heart School of Halifax announced Buckley, a 2005 graduate, had been involved in a “violent incident” in New Zealand in which her fiancé was killed.The school noted in a Facebook post that the Buckley family appreciates the prayers of the school community.“Bianca thankfully is safe,” the school said in the post. “Our thoughts are with Bianca and her family and of course with the McKinnon family.”A statement from Counties Manukau Health in Auckland, which Buckley listed on her Facebook page as her employer since January, said the organization is providing support to one of its staff members, a midwife, who was involved in the “tragic incident.”Buckley’s family has requested privacy.McKinnon, who grew up around Port Campbell, Australia, about 230 kilometres southwest of Melbourne, was known as a well-loved surfer, musician and traveller.His heartbroken mother and four sisters who are living their “worst nightmare” are on their way to New Zealand, the New Zealand Herald reported. His sister Emmeline McKinnon, 39, said she felt haunted thinking of what happened to him. “I feel sheer helplessness.”The couple met while travelling in South America, she said, according to an article in The Age.“Bianca and Sean shared a passion for adventure and surfing and travel,” she said in the article. “He was a gentle sort of soul with a good sense of humour.”Buckley, a Counties Manukau District Health Board midwife, and McKinnon were on a surfing holiday in a small beachside town when the incident happened.A woman who lives nearby said she comforted McKinnon, but didn’t want to be named, according to the New Zealand Herald. She said Buckley, who arrived at her house barefoot, with cuts to her face and bloodstained jeans, had just woken up when she heard a commotion and McKinnon was fumbling trying to find the keys.“Then something happened,” the resident told the Herald. “Her boyfriend changed his tone. He was less calm and the guy [offender] just seemed to shift in that moment. Then he smashed the window with the barrel of the gun and put the gun through the window and shot him twice.”Apparently the killer pushed Buckley out of the van and told her he wasn’t going to shoot her. She then ran about two kilometres until she arrived at the woman’s house.Bianca and Sean shared a passion for adventure and surfing and travel. He was a gentle sort of soul with a good sense of humour.“I think she was pretty sure [McKinnon] wasn’t alive at that point,” said the resident who called the police.They’ve launched a homicide investigation and have issued a General Arming Order, meaning all police officers will be armed.New Zealand recently started a gun buyback program following the Christchurch terror attack in March, which left 51 people dead and 49 injured.The latest attack is reminiscent of the shooting deaths of American tourist Chynna Deese and her Australian boyfriend, Lucas Fowler, in northern British Columbia last month. The investigation into their deaths and separately that of a third victim, Leonard Dyck, is continuing although the main suspects in the three homicides Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, and Kam McLeod, 19, were found dead on the shores of Nelson River, Manitoba on Aug. 7 after a nationwide manhunt.With files from the Canadian Press Facebook read more

UNESCO chief condemns brutal murder of Bangladeshi journalist

UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura called the killing of Manik Shaha “a tragic illustration of the need to secure the rule of law in the interest of democracy.” Mr. Shaha, a veteran journalist and press freedom activist who was a correspondent of the daily New Age newspaper and contributor to the BBC’s Bengali-language service, is reported to have been killed on 15 January when assailants stopped his vehicle and threw a bomb at him in Khulna, in southwestern Bangladesh. He is said to have told colleagues he had received death threats that he suspected might have come from criminal gangs.Mr. Matsuura, in a message yesterday, also welcomed a pledge by Bangladesh’s Prime Minister, Khaleda Zia, to find and punish the killers.”I am confident that the country’s authorities will do all they can to improve the safety of journalists, whose work provides an essential contribution to democracy,” Mr. Matsuura added. “This pledge echoes the international community’s resolve to prosecute and punish crimes against journalists.” read more

After swimming with Sharks Slumberkins poised for bigger splash

first_imgWhen Vancouver residents Kelly Oriard and Callie Christensen took their Slumberkins educational children’s brand onto the ABC business pitch show “Shark Tank” in late 2017, they were seeking a $175,000 investment to expand their manufacturing operation.The “Sharks” decided not to invest, but the co-CEOs vowed to keep growing the company organically, with an emphasis on direct-to-consumer sales. A year later, they’re showing no signs of slowing down.At the time the “Shark Tank” episode aired, the Slumberkins brand was around 18 months old and had a staff of seven, working out of a small space in the back of a commercial garage on Fifth Street in downtown Vancouver.The staff has since grown to 11, and in May the company moved into a new 2,000-square-foot office on Washington Street. Then in July, the Jim Henson Company — best known for the Muppets — announced that it would produce an educational children’s series based around the Slumberkins characters.The company made more than $550,000 in sales in 2017, and Christensen and Oriard say they were on track to grow that number by more than 100 percent in 2018. They’re also dealing with much larger investment numbers than they were back on “Shark Tank.” A November public filing with the federal Securities and Exchange Commission shows the company recently secured a $476,000 investment.last_img read more

Mazzoleni perfectly followed the procedure – FIGC Presidenton racial abuse

first_imgFIGC President Gabriele Gravina has maintained that the referee Paolo Silvio Mazzoleni who officiated the match between Napoli and Inter “could not interrupt” the due to racist abuse.He adds that he perfectly followed procedure and called for a statement which was made over the stadium speaker. It was stated that if racial abuse continues, the game will be temporarily suspended.“Mazzoleni could not interrupt the game. He perfectly followed procedure,” Federation chief Gravina told Rai Sport via Football Italia“Unfortunately, at times there are people who don’t know the procedures correctly.”Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“The chief of security, in particular Questore Cardona, clearly stated that with five minutes left in the game, he could never have suspended play with the risk of creating a massacre.“Mazzoleni applied the procedure precisely the way it was planned. We will discuss with the Minister for the Interior to see if these procedures can be revised and simplified.“We can make it clearer that for example after three warnings in the stadium, the teams go back into the locker room, with the decision made by the security chief at the stadium.“In any case, there is already a system in place to apply very severe sanctions.”last_img read more

Fort Lauderdale premed students host holiday fundraiser for children with cancer

first_imgThank you @AHPrivateSchool and @FlaPanthers for helping us bring some Holiday cheer to our patients at Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital— Broward Health (@BrowardHealth) December 7, 2018Volunteers said they’re grateful for a chance to spread some holiday cheer.The whole purpose of this is to bring the joy of the holidays to these children,” said Dr. Carlos Pulido who works at the hospital. “Many of them are hospitalized. Other ones come and go for treatment, so with students from the American Heritage School, we make an effort to try to bring the best of the holidays.” FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Some dedicated South Florida premed students reached out to young patients to brighten their holidays.The students hosted a fundraiser that gave them a chance to bestow gifts to 24 pediatric cancer patients at Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital in Fort Lauderdale.The fundraiser preceded the American Heritage School’s 19th annual holiday party, also held at the hospital. Players from the Florida Panthers were also on hand at the event. The children received brand-new Xbox consoles, iPads, laptops and other toys and electronics.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Five Communities Selected for 2018 Class of Great American Defense Communities

first_imgADC has named five communities from across the country to the 2018 class of Great American Defense Communities, a recognition of the unique contributions communities that host military installations make to improve quality of life for service members and military families. The 2018 class, along with neighboring installations, includes:Chesapeake Science & Security Corridor, Md. (Aberdeen Proving Ground);Greater Fort Knox region, Ky. (Fort Knox);San Diego region (MCAS Miramar, MCB/MCAS Camp Pendleton, MCRD San Diego, NB Coronado, NB San Diego and NB Point Loma);South Georgia region (Moody AFB); andTampa Bay (MacDill AFB and Avon Park Air Force Range).“The men and women who serve our nation deserve our full support whether they are on a mission abroad or on duty at an installation closer to home,” said ADC President Bill Parry, according to a press release. “Communities have found many ways to show service families that they are welcome on both sides of the installation fence, and the Great American Defense Communities program has quickly become an important way to highlight their successes.”Communities are selected following a competitive nomination process based on community building and integration, support and collaboration, educational and employment opportunities, and family support. The communities selected for the 2018 class will be honored throughout the year, including at the Defense Communities National Summit in June 2018. The initiative, which is in its third year, is sponsored by USAA. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Bumpy ride on a slushy road

first_imgMiyapur: A slushy stretch of Miyapur-Bachupally road near Sai Anurag Colony is causing lot of inconvenience to motorists and pedestrians alike. It has become a herculean task for motorists to move around the area without falling in the slush or risk a fall in drains while negotiating their way around potholes. There is no end to chaos even after peak hours and the main roads are always chock-a-block. Moreover, the slow-moving traffic renders junction difficult cross for pedestrians because of the condition of the road. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us Though the traffic police had earlier experimented with a seamless traffic movement in the town, residents were largely unhappy, as the arrangement did not provide alternate routes, as a result of which motorists had to take circuitous routes even to travel small distances. Speaking to The Hans India here on Tuesday, Ravikanth, a daily commuter said, “The stretch is the most torturous one. A couple of accidents were reported in the last couple of weeks.”last_img read more

Over 4000 hacked websites send payment details passwords to hackers

first_img Close Over 4,600 websites, including online shopping stores, blogs and e-learning websites have been breached by hackers in an attack. The malicious code targets third-party elements such as live chat support widgets and analytics tools.It was aimed to take information from all text fields, regardless of what they contained, implying that any information – from names to payment details – entered on the compromised websites would be logged and sent to the hackers.ZDNet reported yesterday that hackers breached the content delivery networks of Picreel and Alpaca Forms, which are optimisation services for website owners. They modified the JavaScript files to embed malicious code which enabled any information entered by visitors to get leaked to the hackers.Willem de Groot, a forensic analyst at Sanguine Security found the Picreel breach and tweeted about it yesterday. He wrote that the information is being relayed to exfil servers in Panama. He commented about the second hack, mentioning that the code had been decoded and can be accessed here. Among the websites affected are product review site Gear Patrol, Shutterstock’s effects-sharing platform, Rocketstock, and Discover magazine’s website. Hackers steal sensitive information from thousands of websiteCreative CommonsThese attacks are called third-party/value-chain/supply-chain attacks where hackers enter the website using a third-party plugin. As per a report from Symantec, a cybersecurity firm, such attacks increased by 78 percent between 2017 and 2018, making cybersecurity a major concern for value-chain providers.Picreel operates on websites by tracking visitor movement and delivering relevant advertisements to boost ad revenue. Alpaca Forms is an open-source form creation service sponsored by Cloud CMS, a content-management platform. Hackers steal sensitive information from thousands of websiteReutersAccording to an update of the ZDNet report, Cloud CMS subsequently intervened and resolved the tainted code. The company clarified that there was no security breach with Cloud CMS and there were no problems with any of its customers or products. There is no evidence to suggest this however, unless users applied the Alpaca Forms script to their sites on their own.At the time of writing, 1,249 websites are live and still affected by the Picreel breach. 3,435 websites still have the code from the Alpaca breach. This hack is not like that time political party, BJP’s website got hacked. This breach can allow hackers to gather names, mobile numbers and bank account details along with browsing data. Thus, visitors surfing these websites are advised to exercise caution. Top 6 Data Breaches Of 2018center_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/3:08Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-3:07?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …last_img read more

3 Murders Add to Wave of DC Homicides

first_imgA Maryland man was fatally shot on the afternoon of Aug. 13 in Southeast D.C. The shooting is one in a wave of recent District murders, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.Authorities responded to a call in the 1400 block of V Street, SE. the afternoon of Aug. 13. Officers found Gary Thompson, 19, from Suitland, Md., unconscious and suffering from a gunshot wound to his back. Thompson was taken to a local and later died, police said.Several murders also occurred during the week of Aug. 8-Aug. 14, including the Aug. 10 slaying of William Lassiter, 52, who was shot on the 900 block of Mount Olivet Road, NE, police said.Officers said they heard gunfire in the area of Mount Olivet Road and New York Avenue around 1:45 a.m. and found the victim suffering from a gunshot injury. He was pronounced dead on the scene.A third shooting took the life of another man on Aug. 8 in Northwest D.C. Authorities said they arrived at the 5700 block of Georgia Avenue, NW. around 7:10 p.m. Police said they found Donald Stephen Johnson Jr., 45, injured from gunfire behind Emery Recreation Center. Johnson was transported to an area hospital where he later died.Police said they are searching for suspect Herman Lee Cook Jr. pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant charging him with second-degree murder while armed. Police described Cook as, “. . . a black male, 5’8” tall, 250 pounds, with brown eyes, medium complexion, and black hair (balding on top).” Authorities said he is considered armed and dangerous.Aquita Brown, spokesperson for the police department, told the AFRO Aug. 15 that no arrests have been made in any of the three murders.According to the police, there have been a total of 85 homicides in D.C. as of Aug. 17, a 10 percent decline from the same time a year ago. Data shows that there have been two homicides on V Street Southeast, one homicide in the immediate area of Mount Olivet Road Northeast and three homicides on Georgia Avenue Northwest in 2016.last_img read more

Yahoo Other Oath Programming Launches on Roku Channel as Verizon Hopes to

first_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Launched in September 2017, the Roku Channel features free-to-watch movies and TV shows licensed from Lionsgate, MGM, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Warner Bros., Showtime, Fox, and Epix, as well as live-streaming programming from partners including ABC News, Cheddar, and PeopleTV. In addition to Roku streaming players and TVs, the Roku Channel is available on the web and mobile devices.The Yahoo News lineup includes video series and documentaries and live coverage around special events, such as next week’s U.S. midterm elections with coverage kicking off at 8 p.m. E.T. on Nov. 6. Yahoo Finance provides four daily live business day programs; starting Nov. 5, it will expand the shows to five hours of daily programming and will launch an eight-hour slate in January 2019.Yahoo Sports delivers breaking news plus shows like “Fantasy Football Live,” “The Spin” and “The Rush,” as well as “Mostly Football,” a sports-and-culture pregame show with former NFL star Martellus Bennett. HuffPost provides a variety of original documentary and news programming, while the RYOT studio produces feature-length and short-form content in both traditional and emerging VR formats. MAKERS is Oath’s feminist media brand, touting a large collection of video profiles of women. Popular on Variety center_img Verizon’s Oath struck a deal with Roku to distribute live and on-demand content from Yahoo and other media properties on the device maker’s free-to-watch Roku Channel.None of the Oath programming will be exclusively available on the Roku Channel. That will also continue to be available for free on Oath’s owned-and-operated sites and apps. Through the deal, Oath wants to get its ad-supported content in front of Roku’s installed base of users, which was about 22 million as of the end of June 2018.Presented under the “Yahoo” banner on the Roku Channel, the live and VOD content comes from Oath’s Yahoo News, Yahoo Finance, Yahoo Sports, HuffPost, RYOT and MAKERS.Oath has been losing steam in recent quarters — and Verizon hopes its video initiatives like the new deal with Roku will help turn things around. Revenue for Oath dropped 6.9% in the third quarter of 2018, to $1.8 billion, with Verizon blaming declines in search and desktop traffic. The telco said it expects sales at Oath, which combined AOL and Yahoo, to be “relatively flat in the near term.”last_img read more