Career night from Derrick White fuels Spurs to 2-1 edge over Nuggets

first_imgWhite had a career-high 36 points and the Spurs beat the Nuggets 118-108 on Thursday night, withstanding a first-half lapse to take a 2-1 lead in the first-round series.“I just had a chip on my shoulder,” White said. “This is the way I’ve played since I was young. Just try to go out there, compete and have fun.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsNikola Jokic had 22 points, eight rebounds and seven assists for Denver.Game 4 is Saturday in San Antonio, where the Spurs are 3-0 against the Nuggets this season. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting 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 MOST READ View comments MINDSET?Popovich was bemused when asked what the Spurs’ mindset is after earning a split on the road.“What’s their mindset,” Popovich asked. “I didn’t give any psychological tests today or anything. It’s their job, they are going to come play, so will the Nuggets. They are going to try to win. Nuggets are going to try to win. It’s a competitive sport, that’s the mindset. It’s not too difficult to imagine.”EXPERIENCEDWhite made his first postseason start in Game 1 at Denver, but he joked that he has plenty of playoff experience.“Everybody said I didn’t have playoff experience, but I did this in the G League,” White said. “Just kidding. But it was big for my development.”UP NEXTGame 4 is Saturday in San Antonio. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated LATEST STORIES Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Warriors retaliate, demolish clippers Clippers to pick up 2-1 leadcenter_img Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue “They are doing a good job of attacking the paint,” Jokic said. “They were living in our paint. I think it’s not just smalls, it’s our bigs, too. I think we all need to be more disciplined and more focused.”White had 10 points in the opening quarter while primarily being defended by Murray.“He was obviously spectacular,” San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. “I don’t know what else to say. At both ends of the floor.”Denver’s second unit dominated, turning a 31-22 deficit after the first quarter into a 38-31 advantage early in the second quarter. The Nuggets opened the second quarter shooting 7 for 8, including a pair of 3-pointers by Malik Beasley. San Antonio’s first points came on Jakob Poeltl’s two free throws with 8:41 left.Beasley finished with 20 points, and Gary Harris added 12 points.Harris stole the ball from Gay at midcourt and then calmly drained a 3-pointer before the Spurs’ defense could set for a 50-40 lead. San Antonio then went on a 21-8 run to close the half and recapture a lead it would not relinquish.“We got our (butts) kicked because we couldn’t guard anybody,” Malone said.TIP-INSNuggets: Denver is the eighth youngest team in playoff history. . Jokic is averaging 11.7 rebounds and 9.7 assists the series. … Isaiah Thomas was eligible to play but did not. … Millsap picked up his third foul with 2:12 remaining in the first half after bumping Aldridge near the 3-pointer. Millsap threw his hands up in frustration as he exited. He finished with five fouls.Spurs: The Spurs are 22-7 against the Nuggets in the postseason, including 13-3 at home. … White’s previous career highs were 26 points in the regular season against Brooklyn on Jan. 31 and 17 against Denver in Game 2. … Tony Parker and Tim Duncan are the only players to score more points in any half for the Spurs in the postseason than White’s 26 points in the first half. San Antonio Spurs guard Derrick White (4) celebrates a score against the Denver Nuggets with teammates during the first half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball playoff series in San Antonio, Thursday, April 18, 2019. San Antonio won 118-108. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio point guard Derrick White was screaming, flexing and stomping around the court after almost every basket against Denver.It was completely out of character for White, but the mild-mannered point guard has never been in this situation before.ADVERTISEMENT White attacked Nuggets point guard Jamal Murray from the opening tip after being on the receiving end of Murray’s career outing Tuesday night. Murray had only six points, a game after scoring 21 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter to help Denver overcome a 19-point deficit to even the series.“There is no doubt in my mind that Derrick White, the last couple of days, has been reminded about Jamal Murray’s fourth-quarter performance,” Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. “Derrick White came out like he hadn’t eaten in two days. He came out hungry, he came out (ticked) off and he sent a very loud and clear message. I’m anxious to see our guys, how do we respond to that.”White set his career high after being fouled by Paul Millsap on a driving layup that bounced off the side of the rim, hit the backboard and fell in to give the Spurs a 99-89 lead with 8:52 remaining. White added five rebounds, five assists and three steals while shooting 12 for 17. The point guard matched his overall career high with 26 points in the first half.DeMar DeRozan took over after that, scoring 21 of his 25 points in the second half. LaMarcus Aldridge added 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Rudy Gay had 11 points and 10 rebounds.The Spurs finished with 62 points in the paint and had a 45-37 rebound advantage.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

It’s more difficult to maintain intensity from last match: Gautam Gambhir

first_imgKolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday said it’s a difficult task to maintain the momentum they got from their last outing against Royal Challengers Bangalore ahead of their game against Rising Pune Supergiant on Wednesday.Kolkata thrashed Virat Kohli’s Bangalore by 82 runs at the Eden Gardens on Sunday confining them to a paltry 49, the tournament’s lowest ever score.Chasing a modest 132 for victory, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Chris Woakes and Colin de Grandhomme took three wickets each to blunt the famed Bangalore batting order comprising AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle and Kedar Jadhav besides Kohli.”It’s difficult to set the trend, but it’s more difficult to maintain it,” Gambhir told reporters on the eve of their away game.”We have set the trend of intensity what you want to play with. Now the biggest challenge is how we can maintain it. That was one phase, now it is up to us.”We have set the benchmark, now we need to maintain it. You know one game it’s easy to do but now people will be expecting us to deliver again. I hope the guys realise that and what I expect from the team and myself as well. It has to start from me,” the southpaw said.Pune have registered three back-to-back wins and at the heart of their success have been contributions from every member of the playing XI.England all-rounder Ben Stokes starred on Monday as Steve Smith’s side beat Mumbai Indians.”If everyone is contributing, it’s great for the team. In a T20 format, a team that has everyone chipping in is far better than ones who are dependent on one or two individuals,” Gambhir said.advertisement”If Pune is doing that, it’s great. There is more surety of the team performing than one or two individuals doing it every time,” he added.Gambhir said that the success of the last match is now behind them and it’s time to get their act together in the second phase of the tournament.”The last match is past. This is the second half of the competition and obviously you want to play the second half as well as you can,” the left-handed batsman said.”We performed decently in the first half but the important thing is how we play in the second half. We have got seven games to go before the playoffs so this phase will be very important for us,” he added.During the innings break on Sunday, Gambhir asked his wards to show some intensity on the field and the boys delivered in style.”I can understand when you have a bad day with the bat or with the ball. But you can’t have a bad day from the intensity point of view. I think that is what you play for and that is something which is in your hand. So that is what I spoke to them and the team delivered,” Gambhir said.Coulter-Nile has been rested for Wednesday’s engagement, Gambhir informed.”Nathan Coulter-Nile is not travelling. We don’t want to take a lot of workload and manage his schedule well. We have given him four days of rest.”Gambhir said the team’s biggest motivation is winning the IPL crown for an unprecedented third time.”It’s the squad that makes me the captain I am. The biggest motivation stays if we can win the IPL third time and be the most successful team. That hunger stays and reflects on my teammates as well,” Gambhir said.last_img read more

Asian Games 2018: Injured Mirabai could begin preparations in two weeks time

first_imgWorld champion and Commonwealth Games gold-medallist weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu’s Asian Games participation has been in a doubt due to a lower back problem, but the athlete said on Wednesday that she is confident of recovering in time for the event.Mirabai had complained of discomfort in her lower back in May. The doctors across the country have also been unable to diagnose the cause but Chanu has said that the injury is not as bad as first thought. The 23-year-old also added that she would need just two weeks of training to be ready for the Games.”I am confident that in two weeks I can prepare well for the Asian Games,” Mirabai told PTI.”The pain started around May 25. I travelled to several places including Delhi and Mumbai for treatment but the doctors are not able to diagnose what exactly the injury is. All tests have come back normal, the X-rays also don’t show anything,” she added.But with less than a month to go for the continental showpiece, to be held in Indonesia from August 18, the ace weightlifter says the pain is subsiding.”…the treatment prescribed is working, in the past two days the pain has been less. Within 2-3 weeks if the pain continues to lessen, I will be able to lift weights.”The doctors have advised Mirabai, who competes in the 48kg category, to refrain from lifting heavy weights.The world champion is currently at the National Institute of Sports (NIS) in Patiala, where she is limiting herself to just upper body training.Chani is currently at NIS Patialaadvertisement”I am in Patiala with everyone else in the camp, because we thought if I get treated here I can resume weightlifting as soon as the pain subsides. I am just concentrating on bodybuilding, and strengthening my upper body,” she said.A decision on her participation will be made within the next two weeks and the 23-year-old is eager to take part.”I am very keen on participating in the Asian Games because in weightlifting the Asian countries like China, Thailand, Kazakhstan are the top countries. The competition will be good,” she said.In November, the Manipuri had clinched India’s first gold at the World Championship in 22 years after lifting a new world record of 194kg (85kg+109kg) at Anaheim, USA.She had bagged the gold at the CWG in April by lifting a personal best of 196kg (86kg+110kg), a national record.After coming back from the CWG, she headed straight to the training centre at Shilaru, Himachal Pradesh.Mirabai had also requested the Sports Ministry to install CCTV cameras in her room and training hall as she feared her food could be spiked to implicate her in a doping scandal.Apart from Mirabai, Rakhi Halder(63kg), CWG gold-medallist Sathish Sivalingam and Ajay Singh (both 77kg) and CWG bronze-medallist Vikas Thakur (94kg) have been selected to take part in the Asian Games.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

Huawei testing Kirin 990 chip, may debut in Q1 2019 (Lead)

first_imgBeijing, Nov 10 (IANS) Chinese tech giant Huawei is working on its next “Kirin 990″ chipset with the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) which is likely to be unveiled in the first quarter of 2019, the media reported.The processor would feature the second-generation 7nm process and is likely to debut as the first 5G-ready chip from the company.”Industry chain sources claim that Huawei has already started working on the Kirin 990 SoC. The cost of testing the Kirin 990 chipset is very expensive. Each test requires an investment of around 200 million yuan,” Gizmo China reported on Friday.The processor is expected to arrive with “Balong 5000 5G” modem.”The more advanced fabrication technology that will be used to manufacture the Kirin 990 offers 20 per cent increased transistor density, 10 per cent reduced power consumption, and 10 per cent improved overall performance compared to the chipsets built using the first-generation 7nm chipset from TSMC,” The Android Headlines reported.The tech giant launched its Kirin 980 chip at IFA in Berlin in August that powers its flagship devices. The chipset is scheduled to debut in the Indian market in the fourth quarter of this year.The first smartphone to be powered by the Kirin 980 chipset is from the Mate 20 series which was launched in London last month. Kirin 980 is the “world’s first” SoC to sport a modem that supports LTE Category 21 which supports a downlink of 1.4Gbps, Huawei said. –IANSksc/na/bglast_img read more

He is proud Pakistani: Mohammad Amir’s wife hits back at trolls questioning his loyalty

first_imgDays after Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir, aged 27, announced his retirement from Test cricket, reports surfaced that the left-arm pacer is planning to permanently settle down in the United Kingdom. However, Amir’s wife has rubbished the rumours about him wanting to play for England.Amir’s wife, Nargis Malik, who is a British national, took to social media to give an explanation that the Pakistan cricketer is loyal to his country and has no plans to play for England.”Even though we don’t need to explain our decision to anyone but for the people who care n support us my husband @iamamirofficial doesn’t need to play for England or any other country he is a proud Pakistani and loves playing and representing his country PAKISTAN. Not just him even if our child Minsa ever wants to play cricket she will represent Pakistan like her father as it’s his wish,” Nargis posted a note on Twitter.”He has retired from test cricket only not cricket. He has done that so he could give more to one day and T20 and make his country proud like always, she said. I wish peace to all the negative people out there may Allah help u positivity is a great blessing from Allah may all the negative people be blessed with that.”@iamamirofficial pic.twitter.com/BM0BXKSZBdNarjis amir (@narjiskhan25) July 30, 2019Amir has been married to British national Nargis Malik since September, 2016 and is eligible for a spouse visa, which allows him to stay in England for 30 months.advertisement”He is clearly planning to obtain a British passport and permanently settle down in England in future,” a well-informed source had said earlier.”With a spouse visa he can work freely and enjoy other benefits as a permanent resident of UK which is why he is planning to also purchase a house in England,” the source added.Amir announced his retirement from the longest format on Friday having played 36 Tests in his chequered career that saw him being banned for spot-fixing.The speedster had to face heavy criticism from former Pakistan cricketers for his retirement at just 27 years of age.Also Read | Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir planning to settle down in the UKAlso Read | Tried everything possible with Mohammad Amir: Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur on pacer’s Test retirementAlso Seelast_img read more

WATCH: Lieutenant Colonel MS Dhoni plays volleyball with his Territorial Army battalion, video goes viral

first_imgLegendary Indian cricketer MS Dhoni is currently on a break from the game during a stint with the Territorial Army as an Honorary Lieutenant Colonel. He started his Army duty on July 31 and was recently seen playing a game of Volleyball with his colleagues, somewhere in Jammu and Kashmir.Here is a clip from the game:Lt. Colonel Mahendra Singh Dhoni spotted playing volleyball with his Para Territorial Battalion!????Video Courtesy : DB Creation #IndianArmy #MSDhoni #Dhoni pic.twitter.com/H6LwyC4ALbMS Dhoni Fans Official (@msdfansofficial) August 4, 2019Dhoni is sitting out India’s ongoing tour of the West Indies and there has been speculation he might retire after struggling in last month’s World Cup that saw India knocked out in the semi-finals.The wicketkeeper-batsman who enjoys a cult status in cricket-mad India is part of the Territorial Army, a reservist force that draws on civilians who can do short stints to assist the military.He will do a 15-day stint with the Victor Force engaged in counter-insurgency operations against militants fighting Indian rule in the country’s only Muslim-majority region of Kashmir.He will be taking on the duties of patrolling, guard and post duty and would be staying with troops, the army said in a statement, adding that its headquarters had approved a schedule which incorporated Dhoni’s requests.Dhoni has trained as a paratrooper and jumped from aircraft, an army official said, adding, this stint in Kashmir is part of his training.Making use of sports figures such as Dhoni, whose brand value is worth millions of dollars, helps the security forces raise their profile, particularly among young people who are their key pool of recruits.advertisementAlso Read | Yuvraj Singh smashes 5 sixes in ‘unbelievable knock’ in Global T20 CanadaAlso Read | Navdeep Saini relives dream debut, reveals Virat Kohli’s role in Kieron Pollard dismissallast_img read more

The 64 Most Annoying Fan Bases In College Sports: Elite Eight

first_imgElite Eight of College Spun's Most Annoying fan bases.We’ve reached the Elite Eight of our ’64 Most Annoying Fan Bases In College Sports’ bracket, and the first 1-seed has gone down. Duke basketball fans, it turns out, aren’t quite as annoying as some of the other groups on our list. The other 1-seeds – Kentucky Basketball Fans, Notre Dame Football Fans and Alabama Football Fans – are holding strong, however.You can see the opening round matchups here, the ‘Round of 32’ matchups here, and the Sweet 16 matchups here. Here’s the updated bracket – you can vote on this week’s four matchups below.The 64 Most Annoying Fan Bases BracketElite8 Vote On The #BBN Region Below1. Kentucky Basketball Fans vs. 3. S-E-C ChantersbbnsecAuburn Football fans were no match for #BBN, as Kentucky Basketball Fans held serve to move onto the Elite Eight, 72%-28%. There, they meet up with S-E-C Chanters, who took down People Who Talk About Their NCAA Bracket Picks, 65%-35%. Will UK supporters join their basketball team in the Final Four?   More Annoying: Kentucky Basketball Fans or S-E-C Chanters?Vote On The #FSUTwitter Region Below2. Florida State Football Fans vs. 4. Fans Who Tweet At RecruitsfsutwitterIt’s a matchup between #FSUTwitter and, well, another group of annoying tweeters. Seminoles fans were voted more annoying than USC supporters, 63%-37%. Meanwhile, Duke Basketball fans became the first 1-seed to fall. Fans Who Tweet At Recruits scored the upset, 55%-45%. We’ll be shocked if they advance again, though.  More Annoying: Florida State Football Fans or Fans Who Tweet At Recruits?Vote On The #WeAre Region Below1. Notre Dame Football Fans vs. 5. Texas A&M Football FansndamNotre Dame Football Fans took down Michigan Football Fans, 58%-42%, in a matchup that perhaps should have been slotted for later in the tournament. Meanwhile, Texas A&M Football Fans were voted slightly more annoying than Texas Football Fans, 52%-48%. Perhaps it’s because they’re in the SEC now? Which group will move onto the Final Four? More Annoying: Notre Dame Football Fans or Texas A&M Football Fans?Vote On The #PAWWWL Region Below1. Alabama Football Fans vs. 3. Paul Finebaum CallersbamafinebaumIt’s beginning to look like Alabama Football Fans may be the most formidable force left in the bracket. Tide supporters took down Georgia Football Fans, 84%-16%, to set up a fitting all-SEC final in the #PAWWWL region. Paul Finebaum Callers, the 3-seed in the region, beat out Big East Nostalgists handily, 64%-36%. Good luck determining this one. More Annoying: Alabama Football Fans or Paul Finebaum Callers?Check Out The Sweet 16 Voting Here >>>last_img read more

A Former 5-Star RB Recruit Is Out For The Season

first_imgA general view of Florida State's football field.TALLAHASSEE, FL – OCTOBER 7: Doak S. Campbell Stadium during the first half of an NCAA football game at Doak S. Campbell Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images)It has been a miserable start to the season for Florida State. The Seminoles’ nightmare September got even worse today with injury news regarding running back Khalan Laborn.Laborn, a former five-star recruit, injured his knee in the win over Samford on Sept. 8. He had surgery last week, and originally, it was thought he might be able to return at some point this fall.However, that won’t be the case. FSU head coach Willie Taggart announced tonight that Laborn is out for the season.Laborn dislocated his kneecap on the kick return when he got injured, and apparently the injury was worse than it appeared at first.Willie Taggart updates status of Khalan Laborn to say that he’s out for the season. He had surgery last Friday and they found out injury was more severe than anticipated.— Curt Weiler (@CurtMWeiler) September 17, 2018An explosive athlete, Laborn was a five-star prospect in the 2017 class. He redshirted last season, but was expected to contribute heavily this year.In his lone offensive touch of the season, Laborn turned a short reception against Virginia Tech into a 37-yard gain. He also returned three kicks for 64 yards.You couldn’t have drawn up a worse beginning of the season for Florida State. There is already a GoFundMe to replace Willie Taggart, who is in his first season in Tallahassee.The Seminoles will look to get back in the win column when they host Northern Illinois this Saturday.last_img read more

Urban Meyer Getting Crushed For What He Said About Ohio State

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer during an Ohio State football game.GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes watches the action during the first quarter of the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer is getting called out for what the Buckeyes’ head coach reportedly said about his team’s College Football Playoff argument.Meyer, arguing for Ohio State to make the College Football Playoff, reportedly brought up how “emotional” the Buckeyes’ season was.That’s not untrue, of course, but many will be upset with Meyer for saying that, considering they’ll blame him for the season being that way.“HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAA URBAN MEYER SAYS ONE OF THE TWO REASONS THEY DESERVE TO GET IN IS THEIR “EMOTIONAL YEAR” HE HAS THE COJONES TO SAY THAT OUT LOUD,” one writer tweeted.“Imagine, saying that as a reason with a straight face to another person.”HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAA URBAN MEYER SAYS ONE OF THE TWO REASONS THEY DESERVE TO GET IN IS THEIR “EMOTIONAL YEAR” HE HAS THE COJONES TO SAY THAT OUT LOUD— Lauren Brownlow (@lebrownlow) December 2, 2018Ohio State, of course, didn’t end up making the College Football Playoff.The Buckeyes ended up No. 6 in the final rankings, coming in behind Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame, Oklahoma and Georgia.Ohio State has a decent consolation prize, facing Washington in the Rose Bowl.last_img read more

Berenberg Buys USD 300 Mn of RBS Shipping Loans

first_imgzoom Hamburg-based Berenberg Bank has purchased a portfolio of European shipping loans worth around USD 300 million from The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), according to the law firm Watson Farley & Williams.Berenberg transferred the portfolio on to Luxembourg fund Berenberg Alternative Assets Fund, which it set up and to which it acts as sole advisor.Fully compliant with all regulatory requirements for institutional investors, the fund primarily focusses on performing loans, Watson Farley & Williams informed.The 73-percent state-owned Royal Bank of Scotland, which is currently in the midst of a restructuring, launched the sale of a total of USD 600 million worth of shipping loans in an effort to exit the sector as it is looking to return to profit after eight straight years of losses.In January 2017, the Japanese financial services group Orix Corporation bought some USD 289 million worth of shipping loans from RBS, primarily consisting of investment grade loans derived from the bank’s Greek shipping business.Earlier reports suggested that other financial institutions, including Bank of America Merrill Lynch, as well as investment management firm Davidson Kempner Capital Management, were interested in buying RBS’ shipping loan tranches.last_img read more

Nova Scotians Get How To on Home Energy Upgrades

first_imgA new series of how-to videos demonstrate how easy it is to save energy and money at home by making a few simple upgrades. The video series, a first in Atlantic Canada, was launched today, Aug. 21. The series features 13 videos, ranging from three to five minutes, that show how to identify air leaks and ways to improve the energy efficiency of your home. Step-by-step instructions are also available at Conserve Nova Scotia’s website. “We know a lot of people are concerned with rising energy costs and more expensive home heating bills this winter,” said Richard Hurlburt, Minister responsible for Conserve Nova Scotia. “By making energy upgrades to their home, people can permanently cut their annual energy bills by about 30 per cent, saving them as much as $1,000 a year.” The videos complement the EnerGuide for Houses Program. Through the program, an energy evaluator assesses a home and makes recommendations about how to improve energy efficiency. Recommended upgrades may include adding insulation, air sealing attic areas and around windows, and weatherstripping doors. After the assessment, homeowners have 18 months to make the energy upgrades. “Before making energy upgrades to your home, we recommend that homeowners have a home energy evaluation done through the EnerGuide program,” said Mr. Hurlburt. “By talking with our experts, you’ll learn how to get the best value for your money. Homeowners will also benefit from improved energy efficiency that will lower their energy costs, make their homes more comfortable, and cut their greenhouse-gas emissions by about five tonnes a year.” Homeowners could qualify up to $6,500 in rebates, depending on the work done. This includes a $5,000 maximum rebate from the federal government’s ecoENERGY Home Energy Retrofit program and up to $1,500 from the provincial government’s EnerGuide for Houses program. Conserve Nova Scotia also sends participants an energy savings kit with products that can help save up to $100 per year in energy costs. To download the videos, visit www.conservens.ca , or for more information about energy efficiency and conservation, call the toll free EnerInfo line at 1-800-670-4636.last_img read more

Double murder in Jyoti Nagar 3 held

first_imgNew Delhi: After a spurt of gang war in Delhi in the past few days in which several men were killed and many injured, two men have been shot dead in Jyoti Nagar due to past rivalry.A gang of criminals gunned down a man while he was returning from gym in North East Delhi’s Jyoti Nagar on Wednesday night. He was shot multiple times and the victim identified as Govind Thakur died on the spot. One of the stray bullets hit another passerby Akash ( 25 years ) who was returning from work. Akash succumbed to the injuries in the hospital later. Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal NagarThe goons left the place firing in the air after that to scare the other pedestrians. The accused has been identified as Anil a resident of Jyoti Nagar, who is absconding. Police said that the accused and the victim Govind had an old rivalry and had lodged cases against each other in the past. Since both resided in the same area the rivalry grew stronger and on Wednesday, the accused Anil came with his associates and fired upon Govind as he stepped out of the gym and was walking towards his home. The assailants also stabbed him with a knife to make sure he died. Also Read – Two persons arrested for killing manager of Muthoot FinanceThe police soon arrived at the spot and the two men were taken to the hospital where Govind was declared brought dead and Akash soon succumbed to his injuries. Akash was working at a footwear shop and was caught in the firing while he was returning home. According to sources, Anil has earlier too attempted to kill Govind and an FIR was also lodged in this context three years back. However, on Wednesday night after following Govind’s movements the accused tracked him and sot his dead. “The three accused Aman, Ashu and Ankit has been arrested by our team from Meerut, All of them are 19 years of age,” said Atul Thakur, DCP North East.The main accused Anil is stil absconding and police has made several teams to locate his whereabouts and arrest him. The bodies of the deceased have been handed over to their families after the post mortem was conducted. Police is keeping a tight vigil in the area to stop any further escalation in the situation.last_img read more

2 held after gun battle

first_imgNew Delhi: After a gun battle in North West Delhi, Delhi Police arrested a criminal involved in about 12 heinous cases.The investigating agency said that the accused was injured in the case and one of his female accomplices was also nabbed. Police identified the accused as Shrikant (34) and his associate Pooja (20). Deputy Commissioner of Police (North-West) Vijayanta Arya said that in the intervening night of 12-13 June, while police staff was patrolling in the area of Subhash Place, sub-inspector Himanshu and head constable Sumit came across one public person who stated that Shrikant had robbed his white Bullet Enfield at gunpoint. Also Read – Kejriwal ‘denied political clearance’ to attend climate meet in DenmarkLater on, another complainant also met police team and complained that a motorcycle rider on a white motorcycle along with a girl on the pillion had robbed his two gold chains. “The two policemen got a clue that said motorcycle has gone towards Ring road. The accused was chased and intercepted by policemen who warned them to stop. On this Shrikant fired on the police personnel with his weapon with the help of his female associate,” added DCP Arya. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsShe further added that the police personnel took cover fire behind their motorcycle and managed to save themselves. Police personnel warned the accused to not take the law into their hands and fired one round in the air. After this, accused Shrikant fired another round at police personnel. “Thereafter HC Sumit fired two rounds towards accused in retaliation. The accused got injured and tried to run away. Later he was apprehended,” police said adding that he was shifted to hospital. While his female accomplice managed to escape but later arrested.last_img read more

Alberta students walk out to protest expected gaystraight alliance changes

first_imgCALGARY — Students across Alberta walked out of their classes today to protest expected changes to the province’s rules for gay-straight alliances.  The school clubs are meant to be a safe space for LGBTQ students, and prevent bullying and harassment.Throngs of teenagers spilled out onto the sidewalk outside Western Canada High School in Calgary, where they chanted and held colourful signs.Cars and trucks along a busy thoroughfare near downtown honked and a cluster of adults stood nearby cheering and holding signs in support.Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said during the election campaign his United Conservative government would replace the NDP-drafted education law with older unproclaimed legislation.That would have the effect of undoing several GSA provisions, including a ban on schools informing parents if their children join such a club.“Teachers are people that we’re supposed to trust and they’re people that we should be comfortable telling about everything that we’re going through,” said Aimee, a Grade 10 student who organized the walkout.She declined to give her last name because she was concerned about online harassment.“I think that if teachers are the ones telling parents, then that is the most impersonal way to come out. Not only is it not safe for everyone, but it also should be up to the individual themselves to decide when.”The Canadian Presslast_img read more

City of Saskatoon hit by internet fraud that sends 1M to wrong

first_imgSASKATOON — The City of Saskatoon says it has lost $1 million in an online scam.City manager Jeff Jorgenson says a fraudster electronically impersonated the chief financial officer of a construction company that has a contract with the city.He says the culprit asked to have a payment sent to a new bank account and the city complied.The city contacted police after the fraud was discovered on Monday.It has hired experts to try to recover the money.Jorgenson says the city is reviewing its financial controls to make sure it is secure from future attacks.“The attacks are always there. They’re always changing,” he said at a news conference Thursday.“The fraudsters are becoming more and more sophisticated, and our controls and systems have to become more and more sophisticated as well.”Two years ago, MacEwan University in Edmonton reported that it had been defrauded of $11.8 million when three staff members were fooled into changing the electronic banking information of a construction company.The university said it was able recover $10.9 million because of a quick response by the school, lawyers, banks and the police.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Shelter Dogs To Feature On The Bachelor

first_imgBest Friends Animal Society will be featured in a group date on an upcoming episode of The Bachelor.Juan Pablo Galavis – The BachelorThe episode will feature a special group date to showcase adoptable dogs from Best Friends Animal Society’s Los Angeles Pet Adoption Center, as well as from four of Best Friends’ NKLA (No-Kill Los Angeles) coalition partners: Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles, Boston Buddies, National Brittany Rescue & Adoption Network, and Border Collies in Need. The newest Bachelor, Juan Pablo Galavis and several of the bachelorettes will model with pets in need of a home, encouraging viewers to adopt animals from their local shelters. The episode is scheduled to air Monday, January 13, 2014, at 8/7c on ABC.Just as Juan Pablo and the Bachelorettes are searching for true love, so were the dogs featured on the upcoming episode. So far, nine of the eleven dogs featured are already living happily ever after in their new forever homes. The two remaining dogs available for adoption are currently living in foster homes and are hoping to meet that special someone to spend the rest of their lives with.When Juan Pablo Galavis, a former professional soccer player from Venezuela, stepped out of the limo last season to meet Bachelorette Desiree Hartsock, he also stepped into the hearts of female fans across the country, women who were taken with his sincerity, easy-going charm and good looks. The dashing single dad, very devoted to his young daughter, Camila, was ready to find love. Despite failing to win Desiree’s heart, Juan Pablo became one of the most talked-about men of the season; now, he is back with his own chance to find the love of his life and a wife — as well as a stepmother to his daughter — from among 27 beautiful bachelorettes. Follow Juan Pablo’s search for his soul mate in the 18th edition of The Bachelor Mondays (8:00–10:01 p.m., ET) on ABC.last_img read more

Resolving insolvency

first_imgBankruptcies are a painful process for businesses, employees, and business partners but are an inevitable consequence of business dynamics and competition. As industries, companies and economic trends evolve, some companies will be left behind and will have to comprehend the bankruptcy in some way or the other. Bankruptcies and related issues have a lot to teach us regarding a speedier resolution of issues, acceptance of bankruptcies as a result of business dynamics and regulations that maximise recovery value. Also Read – Hijacking Bapu’s legacyWhile further economic growth and investment impetus will be essential, the maturity of the business ecosystem to accept bankruptcies as one of the elements of business will be equally important. For the overall economic system, the focus must be on a structured, fair and quick bankruptcy process. While there is short-term pain around bankrupt businesses, a well-structured and expedited resolution process leads to freeing resources tied up in bankrupt companies for deployment in higher growth projects elsewhere and create employment. Also Read – The future is here!With the bankruptcy regime in India evolving and improving, the focus must be on reducing, even more, the time required to resolve bankruptcies for improving the “time value of money”. Given the long-drawn process that bankruptcy proceedings are, even incremental reductions in the time taken to resolve the issues results in significant value addition for creditors and the business ecosystem. While the focus on time-reduction in the bankruptcy resolution process must not be at the cost of propriety, a renewed focus on this is essential. Not only will time-reduction benefit the creditors, but the flow of recovered credit onto the next viable projects in the economy will have a significant impact on credit creation, investments and business sentiment. One of the issues India has had to face in the last five years has been the double whammy of a slowdown in credit growth, and the opportunity cost of lost income for banks as capital stuck in bankrupt projects has not generated the additional revenue that was possible if it were recovered and lent out elsewhere profitably. The slowdown in credit growth due to bankruptcies has been driven by both a reluctance to lend and a reduction in the availability of capital. A lack of lending to both businesses and individuals has resulted in lower investment and lower consumption, trends that will be gradually reversed as bankruptcy resolutions come by. As capital available to lend declined due to unresolved bankruptcies, income earned by banks suffered not only due to non-performing assets (NPAs) but also due to the opportunity cost of not having access to capital that would have otherwise earned income for them. A robust bankruptcy resolution mechanism can help alleviate the problem. Most importantly, avoiding the vicious credit cycle of lower capital availability leading to poor financial returns, which in turns leads to further credit constraints can be avoided through effective mechanisms. Therefore, an effective bankruptcy redressal system adds significant value to the banking system by both the provision of capital and also additional income on the said capital that can be utilised elsewhere. The recent bankruptcies such as Jet Airways and credit issues that Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) faced has also brought to the fore certain voices advocating for the government to step in to rescue troubled businesses. The focus for the government must be on continually improving the bankruptcy mechanism by reducing the time required for resolutions and addressing issues that the credit ecosystem may face. However, it is not the government’s role to bail out private businesses since we cannot have situations whereby profits are private, and losses are passed on to the exchequer and the taxpayer. Bankruptcies are unavoidable residues of the economy. If handled well they help to cleanse the economy as inefficient businesses fall behind and efficient ones race ahead. The government’s role is that of a facilitator of the overall ecosystem, rather than a capital provider in situations of distress. If done well short-term pain can lead to significant gains for the overall economy down the road.(The author heads Development Tracks, an infrastructure advisory firm. The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more

Workers strike at exGE Transportation plant in Pennsylvania

ERIE, Pa. — Workers at the former GE Transportation plant in northwestern Pennsylvania have gone on strike for the first time in a half-century, and a day after completion of a merger between GE Transportation and Wabtec.Employees at the plant now owned by Wabtec (the former Westinghouse Airbrakes Technologies Corp.) hit the picket line in Lawrence Park Township early Tuesday, The Erie Times-News reported.Leaders of UE Locals 506 and 618 said in a statement that they were unable to convince the company to negotiate what they called an “acceptable short term agreement that preserves the wages, benefits, and working conditions” for the 1,700 employees.Scott Slawson, president of Local 506, which represents all but a handful of the striking UE members, said he was especially disappointed that Wabtec would not agree to a 30-day extension of the existing contract.With the merger, members of the UE locals became Wabtec employees and were subject to terms proposed by it including a two-tier wage structure for new employees, mandatory overtime to meet customer demands, consolidation of job classifications and a requirement that at least part of employee vacations be taken during plant shutdown periods.Wabtec, based in Wilmerding, near Pittsburgh, said in a statement that the company was “very disappointed” by the unions’ action, which the company said “hurts their members and the community of Erie.” The company said it offered “a generous proposal” preserving wage rates for current employees and “a competitive 401K plan, comprehensive medical, dental and vision package and accrued personal paid time off.”“No one ever benefits from a walkout,” the company said. “Employees lose wages and the company’s ability to deliver products to customers on time is jeopardized. Wabtec looks forward to returning to normal operations.”The last strike by union members at what was then GE Transportation occurred in 1969 and lasted 102 days. The union has since staged short-term walkouts of several hours but no plant-wide strike.The Associated Press read more

Closing Bell TSX dodges global rout as investors flock to oil gold

Here are the closing numbersTSX — 14,212.74, up 3.15 pointsS&P 500 —  1,845.73, down 13.72 pointsDow — 16,168.03, down 153.68 pointsNasdaq — 4,277.30, down 30.82 pointsCanadian dollar —  90.22 cents US, down 0.08 of a centGold— US$1,350.30 per oz., up $28.70Oil — US$104.92 per barrel, up $2.33TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed little changed, one of the few global markets to avoid racking up sharp losses in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula.The S&P/TSX composite index edged 3.15 points higher to 14,212.74. TSX losses were partly held in check by energy and gold stocks, which rose alongside oil and bullion prices as traders generally avoided riskier assets such as equities and base metals.Gains in commodities helped support the Canadian dollar, which was faring better than some other currencies. The loonie declined 0.08 of a cent to 90.22 cents US.Investors sought the perceived safe haven of U.S. dollars and Treasuries after Russia took effective control of the Crimean peninsula, calling it a necessary protection for citizens living there.U.S. indexes tumbled as traders weighed the potential economic consequences of Russia’s move.The Dow Jones industrials dropped 153.68 points to 16,168.03, the Nasdaq gave back 30.82 points to 4,277.3 and the S&P 500 index fell 13.72 points to 1,845.73.TOP STORIESU.S. crude may rise above $120 if war erupts in Ukraine: analystPimco sees Canadian housing market falling as much as 20%Osisko settles lawsuit with Goldcorp over US$2.6B hostile takover, wins more time to seek alternative offersGlobal stock markets tumble as Ukraine war threat spooks investorsWHAT’S ON DECK TUESDAYECONOMIC NEWSUNITED STATES7:45 a.m. ICC Same-Store Sales (Mar 1)CORPORATE NEWSCANADABank Of Nova Scotia Q1 earnings: Analysts expect $1.33 a share read more