Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments “My concern was health and getting back on the floor,” Green said. “After I got back on the floor, the main goal is to be able to compete in the finals and win a championship. And I’m here.”It makes playing for a title that much sweeter when his career came so close to ending at age 25.“I’ve battled. I’ve worked my (rear) off each day since January 9, 2012, to get back on this court and now compete for a championship. I almost lost it all, and now to talk about the NBA Finals and playing in it, I’ve been truly blessed to be able to step foot on this court, to play this game.“Each day I give it my all, whether good or bad. I live with the results. But I am enjoying it, every single moment of this. I don’t take nothing for granted. Nothing.”Green returned to a reserve role with Love completing concussion protocols ahead of Thursday’s NBA Finals opener, but his enthusiasm boosted teammates seeing a fourth consecutive finals trip through fresh eyes.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Cavs’ Love, Thompson avoid suspension for Game 1 altercation Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film MOST READ “It’s fun. I’m going to enjoy every moment,” Green said. “I’m truly grateful to be here.”Green scored seven points and passed out five assists over 36 minutes in Cleveland’s 124-114 overtime loss to Golden State in the finals opener Thursday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe former Georgetown University standout was selected fifth overall by Boston in the 2007 NBA Draft and quickly traded to Seattle. He was traded to Boston in 2011 and was with the Celtics on December 17, 2011, when he was diagnosed with an enlarged aorta.After surgery, Green missed the remainder of the season but worked to regain his fitness and re-signed with the Celtics seven months later. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “What he does on the basketball floor is extra credit,” Cavaliers star LeBron James said. “This guy had open-heart surgery a few years ago. The game was basically taken away from him and they said it’s possible you’ll never play the game of basketball again.“The fact that he can put on a uniform every day and do the things that he does out on the floor — I don’t care if he makes a shot — it’s the cherry on top because the game was taken away from him.” Green inspires LeBronGreen bounced around to Memphis, the Los Angeles Clippers and Orlando before joining the Cavaliers last July as a free agent. He averaged 10.8 points and 3.2 rebounds a game for Cleveland, playing nearly half the game every night.It’s a comeback tale that humbles even James, a four-time NBA Most Valuable Player in his ninth career NBA Finals and eighth in a row.“I’ve always kind of had aspirations for Jeff, especially when he went through the heart surgery,” James said. “To see the game be taken away from someone so young, I was like, wow, this is a reset for me personally to never take the game for granted.“It gives you an opportunity think (about) the situation you’re in. It was always great to compete against Jeff, especially after he was able to get back on the floor. None of us can actually know unless we’ve been through that, but you can be inspired by it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jeff Green of the Cleveland Cavaliers controls the ball against the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 31, 2018 in Oakland, California. Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images/AFPWhen Jeff Green underwent open heart surgery in January 2012 to repair an aortic aneurysm, doctors said he might never play basketball again. Now he’s playing in the NBA Finals.The 31-year-old Cleveland Cavaliers forward scored 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds in place of injured Kevin Love in a seventh-game Eastern Conference victory over Boston that lifted the Cavs into their fourth consecutive championship series and Green into his first.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations LATEST STORIES
“This latest tragedy is likely to reinforce beliefs that Pakistan is a dangerous, messy place and potentially very unstable and fragile and that they need to cling to Musharraf even more than they did in the past,” said Daniel Markey, who left the State Department this year and is now a senior fellow at the private Council on Foreign Relations. Amid the political chaos and uncertainty roiling the country in the wake of Bhutto’s slaying, U.S. officials scrambled Thursday to understand the implications for the massive aid and counterterrorism programs that have been criticized by lawmakers, especially as al-Qaida and Taliban extremists appear resurgent along the Pakistan-Afghan border. Underscoring the concerns, a grim President Bush interrupted his vacation to condemn Bhutto’s slaying, demanding that those responsible be brought to justice and calling on Pakistanis to continue to press for democracy. “We urge them to honor Benazir Bhutto’s memory by continuing with the democratic process for which she so bravely gave her life,” Bush told reporters at his Texas ranch, before speaking briefly to Musharraf by phone. “The United States does not have a great deal of leverage where Pakistan is concerned,” said Wendy Sherman, who served as counselor to former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. Other analysts warned that Bhutto’s assassination might further damage Musharraf, whose democratic credentials have been seriously tarnished by growing authoritarianism, and have led to widespread unrest. “Legitimacy for Musharraf will be deferred if not impossible,” said Christine Fair, a South Asia expert at the RAND Corporation. “The U.S. likely does not have a plan for this contingency as Musharraf remains a critical ally and because Bhutto’s participation was hoped to confer legitimacy to the upcoming January elections.” Bhutto, who served twice as Pakistan’s prime minister between 1988 and 1996, was mortally wounded Thursday in a suicide attack that also killed at least 20 others at a campaign rally in Rawalpindi. She had returned to Pakistan from an eight-year exile on Oct. 18 when her homecoming parade in Karachi was also targeted by a suicide attacker. The attempt on her life added to U.S. concerns about the country that had already been heightened by the situation in Pakistan, largely ungoverned frontier provinces where a truce between Musharraf’s government and tribal leaders is credited with helping extremists regroup and reorganize. In addition, Musharraf’s declaration of emergency this fall, along with a clampdown on opposition figures and judges, irritated the administration, which was criticized in Congress for lax oversight of the nearly $10 billion in U.S. that poured into the country since he became an indispensable counterterrorism ally after 9-11. Under heavy U.S. pressure, Musharraf resigned as army chief and earlier this month lifted emergency rule to prepare for the elections. Bhutto’s ability to run for parliament had been a cornerstone of Bush’s policy in Pakistan. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – The assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has dealt a severe blow to U.S. efforts to restore stability and democracy in a turbulent, nuclear-armed Islamic nation that has been a critical ally in the war on terror. Bhutto died Thursday when an attacker shot her and then blew himself up as she left a political rally in Rawalpindi. It was the second suicide attack against her since her tumultuous homecoming from an eight-year exile in October. And enraged crowds rioted across the country after the assassination. The other key opposition leader, Nawaz Sharif – whose government was ousted in the 1999 coup that brought Musharraf to power – quickly announced he was boycotting the parliamentary elections, which are meant to usher Pakistan toward civilian government after years of military dominance. While not entirely dependent on Bhutto, recent Bush administration policy on Pakistan had focused heavily on promoting reconciliation between the secular opposition leader who has been dogged by corruption allegations and Pakistan’s increasingly unpopular president, Pervez Musharraf, ahead of parliamentary elections set for January. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonIn Washington and Islamabad, U.S. diplomats urged that Jan. 8 elections should not be postponed and strongly advised against a reimposition of emergency rule that Musharraf had lifted just weeks ago. FBI and Homeland Security officials sent a bulletin late Thursday to U.S. law enforcement agencies citing Islamist Web sites as saying al-Qaida had claimed responsibility for the attack and that the group’s No. 2 leader, Ayman al-Zawahri, had planned it. The intelligence community is using all of its resources to determine who was behind the Bhutto assassination, Director of National Intelligence spokesman Ross Feinstein said. The United States has poured billions of dollars in financial assistance into Pakistan since Sept. 11, 2001, when Musharraf made a calculated decision to align his government with Washington in going after al-Qaida and the Taliban in neighboring Afghanistan. That move is blamed for several unsuccessful assassination attempts on him. But it was not clear, however, what if any influence Washington might have or whether Bhutto’s death would drive the United States into a deeper embrace of Musharraf, whom some believe offers the best chance for Pakistani stability despite his democratic shortcomings.
A bogus charity collector behind a Santa con was a SCHOOLBOY, Donegal Daily can reveal.Gardai had been investigating incidents in pubs in Bundoran on Sunday in which a man dressed in a Santa suit was collecting money for the RNLI.But after the story was first revealed on Donegal Daily, Gardai acting on a tip-off spoke to a teenage schoolboy about the incident. It’s understood the boy will be cautioned about his behaviour and has agreed to hand over his ill-gotten gains so they can be given to the RNLI in Bundoran. REVEALED: BOGUS SANTA WAS TEENAGE SCHOOLBOY was last modified: November 20th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bundoranREVEALED: BOGUS SANTA WAS TEENAGE SCHOOLBOY
Investment research firm CB Insights has released its end-of-year report for 2010, which finds both the fourth quarter and the year overall ending strong. The $6.5 billion in VC funding over 735 deals makes the fourth quarter an eight quarter high on deals and dollars. And overall, the year saw $23.7 billion in funding in 2792 deals – a 14% growth in funding and a 13% growth in deals over 2009.“For those of you looking for a data point that suggests VC is back and on the road to recovery after 2009’s tough sledding,” the report reads, “the eight quarter high on deals and dollars gives you something to hang your hat on. For those of you who think VC is overheated and we’re headed for a bubble, the eight quarter high on deals and dollars gives you something to hang your hat on. Yes – it’s all a matter of perspective.” And for those of you wanting to argue that New York is indeed a hotspot for investment, this report will help make that argument too.The report identifies a number of trends in both industries and regions.New York Takes the #2 Spot For Tech VC from MassachusettsOver the last five quarters, New York saw 208 tech deals. Massachusetts, 207. Funding to New York companies came in at $1.22 billion versus the $1.21 billion for Massachusetts. Sure, this isn’t a rousting of Massachusetts by New York. It’s a slim victory. What is interesting, however, are the trends of these states when mapped together. Internet Hot, Hot, HotBoth deals and dollars were up – way up – for the Internet sector, hitting a five quarter high – even if you exclude the massive Groupon funding from the calculations. Related Posts Investment in green tech and clean tech declined. And while deals in the healthcare space were up slightly year-over-year, funding was down almost 16%. audrey watters Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Early Stage VC GrowsSeed VC deals stayed about the same in the fourth quarter as in Q3 – about 11% of deals. But the share of Series A deals increased over the same period. And altogether, early stage deal activity was nearly 50% of total deals, the highest level in five quarters. Tags:#start#tips The fourth quarter was the highest in five quarters for New York in terms of investment and deal volume – up 90% and 29% respectively since the third quarter. And year-over-year, investment in New York was up 63%.Number of VC Deals Grows in California, But Funding Dollars DownCalifornia is still the leading state for venture capital. Relative to 2009, California saw a 3% growth in the number of deals, but the funding amount dropped by 2%. 60% of the funding in the state when to Internet and Healthcare companies. No surprise, mobile investment continued to grow. Alas, Poor Washington…Over 50% of the deals in Washington were in early-stage companies, and almost 60% of the deals were to Internet firms. As the latter tend to be less capital-intensive than other industries, this drove Washington to a five quarter low in VC funding. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
There is little to doubt that the Maruti-Suzuki Swift had caught the fancy of the Indian masses right from the word go. Be it the generation one or two it does not matter. When it was launched there was nothing in the market which could compete with it.It created a new segment which we loved. So much so that dealers started charging premiums for early delivery and this is especially if you wanted one in the shade of white. So it created benchmarks in more ways than one.ALSO READ:Maruti Suzuki to introduce AMT for Vitara Brezza, Swift A couple of years back though Maruti-Suzuki launched the new generation model. It was a vast cry from the model it replaced. It had all the bells and whistles one could ask for. A revised chassis, interior and exterior design and even the feature list evolved.But the time has come when the competition has caught up again and the king of the ring needs to go through some surgery again and here it is, the first ever pictures of the 2017 Suzuki Swift.ALSO READ:The new Maruti Suzuki Dzire AGS brings an extra bit of convenienceUp front the Swift gets a brand new design. This is no minor cosmetic surgery. The bonnet looks elongated and there is a sporty front grille which merges into the bonnet to comply with pedestrian safety norms. The large grille also gives the new Swift dollops of character.The headlamps are new too, and are smoother flowing as compared to the sharper lamps of the current generation model. It also incorporates projector lamps and daytime running lamps. Fog lamps get space on the air dam and there is also a splitter up front. Looks good doesn’t it?advertisementALSO READ:Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza: The big dealIn profile one can spot the flared wheel arches and the larger wheels. The floating roof design continues to be offered in the new model and is now sleeker than before. There is one more party piece on the new Swift. Look closely and you will spot now door handles on the rear doors. This is because they have been moved up and blacked out (much like the ones we see on the Chevrolet Beat) to give the new Swift the look of a sporty coupe.At the back, the lamps are smaller and more rounded and are sure to house LEDs. The tail gate is new too, and combined with the roof spoiler give it a hunkered down look. Look down and you will be able to spot twin tail pipes which say a lot of what could be on offer under the bonnet. Inside expect a completely new design. A new dash and a new instrument panel too.ALSO READ:Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza outsells Ford EcoSport in MarchUnder the bonnet would reside the 1.2-litre petrol and the 1.3-litre diesel. However we will not be surprised if Maruti-Suzuki finally decides to offer a Sport version of the same which would come with a turbocharged petrol engine from their Boosterjet range. A 1.4-litre petrol with a six-speed manual gearbox is also being speculated. Fantastic it will be.
New Delhi, Nov 5 (PTI) A book on history of women’s cricket in India will hit the stands on November 30, announced Westland Publications on Monday. The book, titled ‘The Fire Burns Blue: A History of Women’s Cricket in India’, is co-authored by sports journalists Karunya Keshav and Sidhanta Pathak. Claiming to provide an elaborate narrative of the game, right from its origin to the present day, the book, as per the author, would be peppered with rare photographs in a bid to re-iterate the highs and lows of the early years of women’s cricket. It would talk about the numerous “twist and turns” of women’s cricket, including the early days of pioneers like Diana Eduljee and Shantha Rangaswamy in the early ’70s and the stars of today like Mithali Raj and Harmanpreet Kaur.”Women’s cricket in India has been built on the hard work and a wonderful can-do spirit of some incredible, multi-faceted women. “Their journeys are inspiring and entertaining. At a time when the game is changing, and the understanding of women’s voice in society itself is changing, we wanted to celebrate their lives and remember their achievements beyond what the scorecards did,” Karuna Keshav, co-author of the book, said. The book will be launched as part of the publishing house’s new imprint, Westland Sport.”This is the first comprehensive history of women’s cricket that documents the entire gamut of the women’s game starting from its humble beginnings, its spirited journey through its early years to the present-day when truly, the game has come of age,” Associate Editor (WestLand) Karthik Venkatesh said. PTI MGadvertisement MG MAHMAH
Grant Wistrom/InstagramFormer Nebraska standout Grant Wistrom has an impressive ring collection.Grant Wistrom dominated the football field during his time at the University of Nebraska and he has the rings to prove it. The former No. 6 overall pick from the 1998 NFL Draft showcased his ring collection from his tenure with Nebraska. With the help of his wife, Melissa, Wistrom’s 14 rings can be seen on display.During Wistrom’s four years with the Cornhuskers, Nebraska won three national championships (1994, 1995, 1997). So that accounts for three of Wistrom’s rings, but what about the other nine?The other rings came from bowl games, conference titles, and individual awards, according to Wistrom.For players and coaches with four championships, “one for the thumb” is a popular phrase. Well, Wistrom has enough rings for all ten fingers, and then some.
FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS – JANUARY 13: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots looks to throw during the first quarter in the AFC Divisional Playoff Game against the Los Angeles Chargers at Gillette Stadium on January 13, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)Tom Brady may be 41, but he hasn’t shown many signs of aging. He also doesn’t seem like he’s ready to quit any time soon.For the last few years, people have speculated about how much longer Brady will play. He’s already the most accomplished quarterback of all-time, so it isn’t like he has anything left to prove.However, anyone who was hoping Brady might ride off into the sunset after next week’s Super Bowl will be disappointed. The future Hall of Famer will return in 2019.When asked today by ESPN’s Jeff Darlington if there’s any chance he will retire after Super Bowl LIII, he answered with a firm no.Asked if there’s any chance that Super Bowl LIII is his last game, Tom Brady told @JeffDarlington, “Zero.”— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 27, 2019Brady returning in 2019 ensure one thing: win or lose, New England is going to be the Super Bowl favorite heading into next season.With a win over the Los Angeles Rams, Brady would have as many rings (six) as the Pittsburgh Steelers do as a franchise.Pittsburgh currently holds the lead for the most Super Bowls with six. The Patriots, Cowboys and 49ers have won five each.
Next Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiSeptember 10, 2019UPDATED: September 10, 2019 11:28 IST AP PhotoHIGHLIGHTSMohammed Shami’s estranged wife Hasin Jahan has filed a case of domestic violence against the India cricketerAlipore Court had ordered Shami to surrender within 15 days from September 2 or face arrestShami had challenged the ACJM order in the District and Sessions CourtThe order by the Alipore Court in Kolkata that needed India pacer Mohammed Shami to surrender within 15 days from September 2, no longer holds good as his lawyer Salim Rahaman has obtained a stay from a higher court.Speaking to IANS, Salim said that the move was in any case against the legal process and there was no way that Shami could have been asked to surrender. The first move had to be that of summoning either Shami or his representative.”The order didn’t hold much ground because while you can summon a person, you cannot issue a surrender notice. We have got a stay on the matter from a higher court and the rest of the plan of action you will get to know tomorrow,” he said.Shami might have left for the US from the tour of the West Indies, but he has been in constant touch with his lawyer as well as the BCCI.A case of domestic violence filed against him by his wife, Hasin Jahan, had seen the Alipore court in Kolkata order the India pacer to surrender within 15 days.Speaking to IANS, a senior Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) functionary had said that the fast bowler would return to India on September 12, and till then he was in touch with his lawyer Salim Rahaman.”Shami has gone to the US after the tour of the West Indies got over and he will be back in the country on the 12th. He has been in constant touch with his lawyer on the court matter and has also spoken to the relevant people within the board on the matter,” the functionary had said.advertisementThe BCCI had on September 2 — the date of issuance of the court order — made it clear that no action will be taken against the bowler till they see the charge sheet. While it was initially thought to be an arrest warrant, his lawyer had clarified that it was a note of surrender.Also Read | District court stays arrest warrant against Mohammed ShamiAlso Read | Mohammed Shami in touch with lawyer from US, returns on September 12Also Read | Mohammed Shami thinks he is too powerful, says his wife Hasin JahanFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Mohammed ShamiFollow Hasin JahanFollow BCCIFollow Mohammed Shami arrest warrant The order didn’t hold much ground: Mohammed Shami’s lawyer on cricketer’s arrest warrantMohammed Shami left for America from the tour of the West Indies, but he has been in constant touch with his lawyer as well as the BCCI.advertisement
zoom The IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), which starts on 31 March, will seek to make progress on the development of a global system of monitoring and reporting of CO2 emissions from ships.This is supported by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) which has made a detailed submission on the issue to the MEPC meeting on behalf of its member national shipowners’ associations.In Ålesund, Norway, at a seminar organised by ICS for senior officials of maritime administrations, ICS explained that it supports a global system, provided that the mechanism is simple to administer, is primarily based on fuel consumption and that the system itself will not be used for the development of a full blown Market Based Measure.ICS supports the ‘three phase’ approach to the development of a global system proposed by the United States.ICS Director External Relations, Simon Bennett said: “ICS believes that the question of whether IMO should eventually develop a mandatory system of energy indexing for existing ships – to which ICS is currently opposed – should be left open until after a mandatory CO2 emissions reporting system has been established, trialed, and the results evaluated.”He added: “The priority of ICS is to assure the primacy of IMO as the industry’s global regulator. The successful development of a global system will require the support of all IMO Member States, including nations such as China. In order to make progress and discourage regional regulation, we think that the MEPC should initially focus on how information about emissions should be collected before launching into detailed discussions about efficiency indexing of ships, on which there is little global consensus. If they so wish, IMO Member States can always return to the question of ship indexing once a CO2 monitoring system has been established.”Mr Bennett remarked: “It is unfortunate that the debate has been complicated by the parallel proposal from the European Commission, now being considered by the European Parliament, for a unilateral regional system of CO2 reporting. In order that the systems can be compatible, it will be helpful if EU Member States could defer reaching agreement on any regional EU regulation until IMO has had time to make progress on a global system.”ICS made the remarks at a seminar for members of the Consultative Shipping Group (CSG) of maritime administrations, organised with the assistance of the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association in Ålesund on 20 March.ICS, March 24, 2014