Meralco zaps lackluster Star, nears PBA semis sweep

first_imgBSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight “We did a good job at sustaining our effort from start to finish. We executed on both ends very well,” Meralco head coach Norman Black told reporters.“Total team effort. Everybody stepped up led by AD (Durham) and JD (Dillinger) also hit some big shots,” Black said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutFive players scored in double-digits with Allen Durham, Jared Dillinger and Ranidel de Ocampo tallying 18 points each.Durham, the reigning Best Import, also hauled down 25 rebounds while Dillinger and de Ocampo combined for nine triples. PBA Women’s 3×3 Tournament – February 24, 2016 PLAY LIST 35:57PBA Women’s 3×3 Tournament – February 24, 201635:47PBA Women’s 3×3 – March 18, 201603:49Will Ginebra’s Barangay be a huge factor in the PBA Finals?01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next PBA IMAGESSTA. ROSA — Meralco dominated Star from start to finish, 98-74, to gain a 2-0 lead in their 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals series Tuesday night at Santa Rosa Multipurpose Complex here.The Bolts showed no signs of slowing down after racing to splitting start, 36-13, early in the second quarter and even led by as much as 30 points, 78-48, entering the fourth period.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  MOST READ Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentcenter_img Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Prince Eze out of the NCAA MVP race View comments Dillinger went 6-of-8 from downtown as he and de Ocampo teamed up with Durham to create a lethal inside and out game that had the Hotshots’ defense guessing.The Bolts go for the sweep on Thursday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“We gave to play our best basketball to beat them.”Mark Barroca had 16 points for Star, which blew a big lead late in Game 1.The Hotshots shot just 32% from the field while the Bolts displayed a potent offense, hitting 53% of their attempts with 28 assists.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

The Best U.S. Airports for Craft Beer Snobs

first_img The Best Fresh Hop Beers to Celebrate the Hop Harvest 9 Best Fall Beers to Drink This Year, According to the Brewing Experts Editors’ Recommendations Modern Nomad is a weekly column dedicated to mobile gear, must-see world destinations, tips for life on the road, and traveling better through technology.Airports have long been a wasteland for beer enthusiasts — where it’s best to keep your wallet wide open and your expectations very, very low. But, nearly two decades after the stateside craft beer explosion, U.S. airports are finally opening their terminals to legitimate beer bars. Here are just five of our favorites:Bar Symon (Terminal D, Dulles International)Famed Iron Chef personality and restaurateur Michael Symon expanded his wildly successful Bar Symon into Dulles International early this year. The menu offers a number of upscale comfort food selections, from burgers, to hearty sandwiches and breakfast burritos. But the real standout is the bar’s focus on regional and local craft breweries like the district’s own DC Brau Brewing Company.New Belgium Hub (Terminal B, Denver International)Few states are as synonymous with craft beer as Colorado. It’s no surprise that Denver International offers a handful of solid beer bars, like Terminal B’s New Belgium Hub. This airport outpost of one of the state’s most famed microbreweries offers the expected list of sandwiches and appetizers. A number of their staple selections — including their flagship Fat Tire Amber — are all on tap.Related: Problem Solver IPA Claims to Boost Your Creativity With BoozeStone Brewing (Terminal 2, San Diego International)Few microbrewers embody the raw, slightly unhinged West Coast spirit of craft brewing like Stone Brewing. Their one and only airport outpost at San Diego International is a beautifully designed restaurant bar replete with rough metal bar stools, a large, polished stone bar top, and a modern kitchen framed in reclaimed hardwood slats. Their rotating taps represent an expected (and much appreciated) sampling of their world-class beers, including Stone IPA and their entire Arrogant Bastard series.Rock & Brews (Terminal 5, Los Angeles International)Look past the over-the-top, Guy Fieri-esque, rock n’ roll decor at Rock & Brews and you’ll find a solid craft beer menu. Their LAX installation features several dozen rotating taps with far more inspired offerings than you’d expect from a micro chain airport restaurant. Select drafts include Kirin Ichiban, Ayinger Brau Weisse, Upheaval IPA, and even a nitro line of Boddington’s.Jet Rock Bar & Grill (Terminal B, Philadelphia International)Philadelphia’s Jet Rock Bar & Grill isn’t winning any style points for its cheesy, Hard Rock Cafe-inspired decor. But their list of more than 20 draft microbrews is extensive and varied enough to satisfy the palate of any enthusiast. The tap handles change regularly, but always include several ales, ambers, stouts, and plenty of lagers. Kentucky Breweries are Plowing Ahead on the Bourbon Trail America’s Oldest City Has a Super-Modern Dining and Drinking Scene The Ultimate Brewery Tour of Austin, Texas last_img read more

The Best Avalanche Airbags You Can Take on the Plane

first_imgOne step up from the Halo 28 is the Arc’teryx Voltair 30. With a larger battery, the Voltair can pump out 20 airbag deployments with one charge depending on the temperature, so you never have to worry if you should pull the trigger. The tough material, taped seams, and watertight zips mean all your gear stays nice and dry no matter the weather. As with the JetForce pack, batteries eliminate the hassle of security when flying.See itOne final note about avalanche safety: No matter how good airbags get, they are no replacement for an avalanche beacon. Always wear your beacon. 6 Biggest Ski Gear Innovations to Look Forward to in Winter 2020 The Best CBD Coffee Brands for Energy Without the Jitters Runners, Say Goodbye to Chafing with Path Projects Running Shorts Editors’ Recommendations With 28 litres of usable space, the Black Diamond Halo 28 JetForce gives you room to carry the essentials for day spent touring or cat skiing. Never worry about using your only compressed gas canister if you’re caught in an avalanche; the rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery can deploy the airbag four  times on a full charge.See itArc’teryx Voltair 30 Backpack – $1,300 The threat of avalanches stops a lot of people from snowboarding or backcountry skiing. However, avalanche airbags and backpacks — the ones that blow up like a balloon after you pull a handle — are helping to reduce that danger.An avalanche airbag is essentially a large balloon folded into a backpack. If you are involved in an avalanche, simply pull the trigger, which inflates the balloon and helps you float on top of the sliding pile of snow. The goal is to stay on top of all the debris, but if you do get buried, the balloon around your head will help create a large air pocket, increasing the time you have for rescuers to find you.Types of AirbagsCurrently there are four main types of avalanche airbags on the market. The first three  include some sort of compressed gas, like nitrogen, argon, or just plain old air. When the compressed gas is released it inflates the balloon.However, airline regulations don’t usually allow compressed gas onboard creating a problem for traveling skiers and snowboarders. Thankfully, new technology from Arc’teryx and Black Diamond is changing that.Black Diamond/FacebookThe final type of airbag uses a battery-powered fan. A large lithium-ion battery spins the fan and inflates a 150-liter balloon in just seconds. Travel is easy with these — just disconnect the battery and your backpack is ready to fly.Get the GearThere aren’t many battery-powered avalanche airbags on the market yet, but two stand out so far:Black Diamond Halo 28 JetForce – $1,100 How to Choose the Best Organic Mattress for Greener Sleep The Lampuga Air Inflatable Jetboard Is a Go-Anywhere Aqua Thrill Ridelast_img read more

Busan Port Targeting 20m TEU in 2016

first_imgzoom Busan Port Authority (BPA) is on track to handle 20 million TEU of container cargo in 2016, which represents a 2.8% increase from 2015, the port said.In 2015, the port recorded 19.45 million TEU of which 9.336 million TEU was local cargo and 10.114 million TEU was transshipment cargo – these numbers were up by 0.9% and 7.3% respectively from the year before.In light of a sluggish shipping market and an average growth rate of around 4% seen by the world’s top 10 ports in 2015, BPA admits that its ambition for 2016 is challenging.“However, the port is confident of achieving this growth by strengthening its customer service activities; subsidizing the cost of inter-terminal transportation of transshipment cargo; and establishing an empty cargo storage area in the New Port. In addition, BPA will hasten its integration plans at North Port to deliver a single unified terminal operator which will also become a shareholder. Additional terminal construction at New Port will be accelerated to meet current cargo demand and to ease congestion at peak times,” the port authority said in a statement.In 2016, BPA also plans to put more focus on the development of the Distripark to attract more multi-national logistics companies as tenants.To assist growth, BPA is creating a new international business division which will focus on global expansion of the port’s logistics network, new business opportunities along with enhanced research and analysis of key markets and trends and the establishment of big data.In addition, BPA plans to enhance its current cooperation activities with other ports, particularly those in developing countries.“As one of the world’s largest container ports, we must focus our efforts on the international markets to ensure our continuing growth and development. We are well placed, geographically, to handle domestic, international and transshipment cargoes and our modern terminal facilities and extensive Distripark make us an excellent choice for vessel and cargo owners. We will continue to diversify our portfolio and enhance the service we deliver to our customers in 2016 and beyond,” Yejong WOO, CEO of Busan Port Authority said.last_img read more

Smith wishes wife Dani on 1st anniversary

first_imgLondon: Australia batting mainstay Steve Smith wished wife Dani Willis on their first wedding anniversary by sharing a romantic picture of the two on social media. “Happy 1st wedding anniversary @dani_willis thanks for all of your support, guidance and love. I love you!” Smith said in a post on Instagram. Smith, who has taken the ongoing Ashes by storm by scoring a record number of runs and a memorable double hundred, tied the knot with long-time girlfriend Willis on September 15 last year. The couple got engaged in July 2017, when Smith proposed to Willis atop the famous Rockefeller Centre in New York. Smith has amassed a whopping 751 runs in just six innings with a highest score of 211 as he helped the Aussies retain the Ashes. Smith has averaged 125.16 bringing to the fore a comparision between him and the legendary Sir Donald Bradman.last_img read more

Calgary Pride Police can participate in parade but not in uniform

first_imgCALGARY – Uniformed police officers will not be marching in Calgary’s annual Pride parade in September.Calgary Pride said Wednesday that it encourages police to take part, as long as it’s without uniforms, firearms, vehicles or institutional representation, such as floats.“We acknowledge the historical oppression and institutionalized racism faced by queer/trans people of colour and Indigenous persons, and the potentially negative association with weapons, uniforms, and other symbols of law enforcement,” the group said in a news release.“We also recognize the oppression of the gender and sexually diverse community at large, the discrimination faced by members of law enforcement who identify as part of the (gender and sexually diverse) community and the challenges they may have encountered as a self-identified (gender and sexually diverse) community member in the workplace.”Calgary Pride said it also wants top brass at the Calgary Police Service, including Chief Roger Chaffin, to have formal diversity and inclusion training.As in past years, the group said police will provide security at the Sept. 3 parade, which attracts more than 60,000 spectators.“We believe banning (the Calgary Police Service), and other law enforcement agencies from participating in Calgary’s Pride activities deters from engaging in meaningful discussions on how law enforcement agencies can best support Calgary’s gender and sexually diverse community,” Calgary Pride’s release said.“We welcome the participation of Calgary Police Service, and other law enforcement agencies in a manner that demonstrates allyship and understanding.”The Calgary Police Service said it will have an entry in the parade, but will respect the request that no uniforms be worn.“We are obviously disappointed with the decision that police will not be allowed to march in uniform, but we are not going to allow it to undo decades of progress between law enforcement and the LGBTQ community in Calgary,” Chaffin said in a statement.“We have a far better relationship with the LGBTQ community now than we did even ten years ago and we want to keep that forward momentum.”VOICES, a group that describes itself as “Calgary’s coalition of two-spirit and racialized LGBTQIA and their chosen allies,” said it had collaborative discussions with Calgary Pride and Calgary Police.LGBTQIA is an abbreviation that refers to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual people.“What we have here is a symbolic step which does not eliminate police violence and misconduct, but rather opens up a discussion and first steps towards creating a community that is safe for all and the one that truly honours the history of what Pride marches are meant to be,” the group said in a statement.Law enforcement involvement in Pride events has stirred controversy.In January, Pride Toronto organizers agreed to a list of demands from the city’s chapter of Black Lives Matter, including a ban on uniformed officers and police floats in the parade.The issue first came to widespread public attention during last year’s parade, when members of the anti-racism group staged a sit-in that halted the march until Pride organizers agreed to a list of conditions.Pride Winnipeg invited police to march in its parade in June, but without cruisers or uniforms. Halifax police opted out of last weekend’s Pride parade, citing the national debate on the topic.In Vancouver, officers will be allowed to march as part of the city’s contingent Aug. 6, alongside city municipal staff and other first responders. But no marked cruisers will be included and most of the marching officers will wear T-shirts rather than uniforms.In St. John’s, N.L., the Pride committee reversed course and invited uniformed police officers to march in the city’s parade, which was held earlier this month.last_img read more

Two more North Atlantic right whales found dead on Newfoundlands west coast

first_imgST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Two more dead whales have washed ashore on Newfoundland’s west coast.The federal fisheries department says the discoveries bring the total of confirmed North Atlantic right whale deaths to at least nine.The department says one of the animals had not been counted amongst the previous eight right whale carcasses that have been spotted in the Gulf of St. Lawrence in recent weeks.Officials didn’t immediately say when the carcasses washed ashore.Scientists are working to confirm the identities of the whales and learn more about the causes of death.The government says one of the carcasses was initially believed to be another species of whale, but was later confirmed to be a North Atlantic right whale.Fisheries officials examined the remains of another right whale at a site in western Newfoundland last week.North Atlantic right whales are critically endangered, with only about 525 believed to be alive.last_img read more

BCs new independent police investigator ran Nova Scotias incident squad

first_imgVICTORIA – A lawyer from Nova Scotia with experience investigating the actions of police is the new head of British Columbia’s police watchdog agency.Ron MacDonald was named as the chief civilian director of the Independent Investigations office on Thursday. The office probes all cases where police in B.C. are involved in a death or serious injury.He previously held a similar role as head of the Serious Incident Response Team in Nova Scotia.MacDonald said he will work to conduct prompt and complete investigations into police-related incidents and plans to speak with communities that may interact with the police.“I believe the best way to solve problems is to communicate,” he said at a news conference on Thursday. “I will be available to the public and media as much as practically possible.”Attorney General David Eby said MacDonald has been a lawyer for more than 30 years and much of his career has been spent working within the criminal justice system as both Crown counsel and a defence lawyer.The civilian-run Independent Investigations Office turns five years old this month and was first formed following a public inquiry into the death of Robert Dziekanski, who died at Vancouver’s airport in October 2007 after being shocked with a Taser during a confrontation with four RCMP officers.The Independent Investigations Office has a very important task, Eby said.“The key today and the challenge ahead of our new appointee is to build on the foundation that has been built at the IIO,” he said. “The B.C. government strongly supports the oversight role of the IIO in building public confidence about police accountability.”The office’s first director, Richard Rosenthal, announced in January 2016 that he would be retiring at the end of his term, in January 2017. Bert Phipps has been serving as the interim director of the office since his retirement.Before his retirement, Rosenthal acknowledged the agency had endured start-up challenges and a period of high staff turn over.An investigation by B.C.’s Public Service Agency, which interviewed 44 current and former employees, concluded in December 2016 “that the chief civilian director did not engage in any bullying or harassment.”The Independent Investigation Office says it has investigated 151 police-involved incidents, including 70 where reports were submitted to B.C.’s Criminal Justice Branch. A dozen of those reports resulted in charges being approved against the officers.last_img read more

Rare white young killer whale swimming off the British Columbia coast

first_imgVANCOUVER — A rare white killer whale has been spotted off the coast of British Columbia.Jared Towers, an orca ecologist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, says the young transient killer whale was first seen at the end of November and was confirmed again May 17.White orcas have been spotted a few times in the last century in B.C.’s waters but Towers says none of them were still alive.Several conditions can give whales that bleached appearance and it’s not yet known which one is affecting this months-old male.Some conditions can cause health problems, but Towers says the juvenile most likely has a harmless condition called leucism, which causes a partial loss of colour in the skin but not in the eyes.Some orcas are also born white and develop the more typical black-and-white pigmentation as they age.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Statistics Canada says the pace of economic growth slowed in first quarter

first_imgThe pace of economic growth in Canada slowed in the first quarter of this year as housing investment pulled back amid new mortgage stress test rules.Statistics Canada says the economy grew at an annualized pace of 1.3 per cent for the first three months of the year. That compared with an annual pace of 1.7 per cent in the final three months of 2017.Economists had expected growth to come in at an annualized rate of 1.8 per cent for the first quarter of 2018, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.The weaker-than-expected result came as investment in housing fell 1.9 per cent in the quarter, the largest decline since the first quarter of 2009, due to a drop in ownership transfer costs as the pace of home sales slowed at the start of the year.Growth in the first quarter was also the slowest pace since the economy contracted in the second quarter of 2016 due to forest fires that destroyed parts of Fort McMurray, Alta., and forced the shutdown of several oilsands operations in the region.The latest reading on the economy follows the Bank of Canada’s decision to keep its key interest rate on hold.last_img read more

UNESCO chief speaks out against killing of Somali journalists

Abdirisak Warsameh Mohamed of Radio Shabelle was reportedly gunned down last week on his way to work amid renewed fighting between Government forces and armed rebels near the Bakara Market in the capital, Mogadishu.Intense fighting between the Government and the opposition Al-Shabaab and Hisb-ul-Islam groups erupted in several areas of Mogadishu on 8 May, uprooting over 67,000 people, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).It is impossible to know whether the journalist, who took several bullets to the chest, was singled out to be killed given the intensity of the conflict and the large number of civilians hit in the crossfire, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said in a news release.Veteran reporter Nur Muse Hussein (56) was shot in April while covering clashes between the provincial authorities and the Hisb-ul-Islam movement for Voice of the Holy Quran radio station. UNESCO said Mr. Hussein, who died this week from a gunshot wound to the leg sustained during the attack, was targeted along with three colleagues despite the fact that they were identified as journalists.“I condemn the attacks which have taken the lives of Nur Muse Hussein and Abdirisak Warsameh Mohamed,” said UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura. “Few places are as dangerous for journalists as Somalia, which is prey to unending conflicts,” added Mr. Matsuura. He said that dedicated professionals, such as the two Somali reporters, “nevertheless continue doing their job to ensure that we are kept informed. It is our right to freedom of information that these brave journalists risk their lives to defend.”According to the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), four reporters have now been killed in the Horn of Africa nation since January, and two freelance journalists – Amanda Lindhout of Canada and Australian photographer Nigel Brennan – who were abducted last August near Mogadishu are still being held by their kidnappers who are demanding a ransom. 29 May 2009The head of the United Nations agency tasked with upholding press freedom today condemned the recent shooting deaths of two Somali journalists. read more

Samarasinghe to address the UNHRC on Friday

The government said that the NHRAP was approved by the Cabinet and the implementation strategy was approved in December 2011.The UPR on Sri Lanka was held last November in Geneva. During the UPR, Sri Lanka rejected 98 and accepted 111 recommendations submitted by countries at the UPR. (Colombo Gazette) In his last speech at the Council during the opening week of the 22nd session, Samarasinghe criticized the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay. His comments drew flak from Germany who said it was an unfair and unjust criticism of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe will address the UN Human Rights Council on Friday, the Minister’s office said.The Minister, who had already spoken when the Council began meeting for the 22nd session last month, will address the session for the second time when Sri Lanka’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) report is taken to be adopted on Friday. In the UPR report to be adopted on Friday, which was initially submitted in Geneva last year, Sri Lanka elaborated on plans to achieve improvements in human rights in the context of post-conflict peace-building and reconciliation.It noted that, as a result of the 2008 Review, a National Action Plan for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights (NHRAP), a principal pledge, has been formulated based on recommendations, accepted pledges made, recommendations of treaty bodies and special procedures. read more

UN says situation in Côte dIvoire remains unpredictable refugee supplies run short

Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative Albert Tévoédjrè met with Prime Minister Seydou Diarra today who returned from Pretoria from talks with South Africa President Thabo Mbeki. Mr. Mbeki also met with Guillaume Soro, Secretary General of the rebel Forces Nouvelles as part of the efforts to resolve the crisis.The new Ivorian Joint Chief of Staff, Philippe Mangou, met with UN military personnel over the weekend and reiterated the Government’s pledge to restore confidence by providing security and protection for all communities after a wave of anti-French violence and ethnic clashes led to the flight of thousands of refugees and foreigners.The latest crisis began 4 November when Government forces bombed rebel positions in the UN-patrolled Zone of Confidence (ZOC) separating the combatants. Two days later Government forces bombed French peacekeepers there, killing nine, and French troops destroyed the Government’s air force in retaliation, leading to widespread rioting, looting and harassment of foreigners.More than 10,000 Ivorians, mostly women and children, fled into neighbouring Liberia, itself struggling to recover after 14 years of vicious civil war, and thousands of foreigners were air-lifted out of Abidjan, the country’s largest city.Community outreach activities by UN civilian police have now resumed, with teams fanning out into the villages countrywide to promote dialogue and reconciliation.The UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI), set up in April to monitor the ceasefire and help implement peace accords between the Government and rebels signed in January 2003, also reported that economic activities were brisker in Yamoussoukro, the capital, due to the relative calm.Meanwhile in Liberia, host families are accommodating up to nine or 10 refugees from Côte d’Ivoire in each house, and food is now in very short supply, the UN refugee agency said. Even before the influx of refugees, there was little available for the local population in the war-torn country.To remedy the situation, UN agencies and the Liberian Government have agreed that food distribution will now target the population of the host community as well as the new arrivals, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said. Helicopters of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) are flying over the area to airlift consignments of emergency relief along the border. read more

New COP RC45 hammer combines technical performance with lighter weight

first_imgFast and accurate grade control is the key to an effective mineral extraction process and ultimately to mining productivity and profitability. That’s why Atlas Copco Secoroc says it has opted to extend its RC hammer range with the COP RC45 – which it claims is “the smallest, lightest and fastest reverse circulation hammer ever.”The 120 mm (4.5 in) COP RC45 reverse circulation hammer features a revolutionary new design. “Since it is 40% shorter than the nearest competitor and more than 30% lighter than most hammers doing the same job, one man can easily handle the hammer by himself.” The COP RC45 hammer also works with an extremely high impact frequency – up to 52 Hz at 30 bar. This is possible thanks to a unique air chamber design. Much smaller air chambers build up pressure faster and make the piston strike at a much faster rate. The marginally lower impact force is more than compensated for by the much higher impact frequency. Tests have shows excellent penetration rates in all types of rock – also in difficult rock formations.Like the RC 50, the COP RC45 hammer features Atlas Copco Secoroc’s unique tube retention system. This design allows fast and easy service, and tubes are quickly replaced without disassembling the hammer. The company says this means less time servicing the hammer, and more time producing samples. Atlas Copco Secoroc says it has all the technical features to help users reach their sampling goals but while handling a much lighter weight.last_img read more

IHF publish nominations for World Handball Player 2015

Until 30 May 2016, handball fans and media all around the world can cast their vote for the Player of the Year 2015. With an impressive performance throughout the whole year, some handball players put themselves consistently in the focus of attention. Now, a group of IHF experts chose five male and five female players who stood out in particular in 2015 and who they consider to be the best of the best.Among the nominees, there are six players who won the IHF Player of the Year award at least once which proves their outstanding qualities. But that does not mean that the remaining four do not stand a chance.  These are the nominations in both the women’s and the men’s category:WOMENCristina Neagu, ROUHeidi Løke, NORNora Mørk, NORCornelia Nycke Groot, NEDKarolina Kudlacz-Gloc, POLMENMikkel Hansen, DENNikola Karabatić, FRAThierry Omeyer, FRARafael Capote, QATDomagoj Duvnjak, CROIf you want to cast your vote just click on the following link and complete the form: IHF ← Previous Story Radmila Petrovic will end career after Rio Next Story → LAZAROV & OMEYER: Classy shooter and amazing goalie celebrate 50th trophies IHFworld handball player read more

Limagerie cérébrale pour évaluer la dyslexie

first_imgL’imagerie cérébrale pour évaluer la dyslexieUne école de médecine américaine a révélé que l’utilisation de l’imagerie cérébrale chez les adolescents dyslexiques pouvait permettre de prédire quels patients pourraient par la suite surmonter plus facilement leur handicap.La dyslexie se caractérise souvent par des difficultés dans l’apprentissage du langage oral, dans l’orientation dans l’espace, dans la mémorisation et la lecture. Corriger ce trouble demande souvent l’intervention d’un orthophoniste ainsi que plusieurs exercices. Aujourd’hui les chercheurs de l’école de médecine de Stanford, aux Etats-Unis, expliquent que l’imagerie cérébrale pourrait permettre de déterminer quels adolescents dyslexiques pourront être capables de corriger leur problème. Ainsi, ils ont effectué une IRM fonctionnelle afin d’observer comment le cerveau de 14 adolescents dyslexiques réagissait lors d’un exercice de lecture. Trente mois plus tard, l’imagerie cérébrale a de nouveau été utilisée pour observer l’activité du cerveau lors du même exercice et il est apparu que les adolescents disposant des meilleurs connexions dans le gyrus frontal droit et utilisant davantage cette partie du cerveau se seraient plus sensiblement améliorés.Le Figaro explique que le gyrus frontal droit est souvent sollicité comme compensatoire par les personnes dyslexiques alors que pour les lecteurs normaux, la partie gauche du cerveau est plus utilisée. Pour autant, cette découverte ne convient pas à l’ensemble des enfants dyslexiques explique Ghislaine Dehaene, spécialiste de l’unité de neuro-imagerie cognitive du CEA à Saclay : “Cette étude ne doit pas faire oublier que chaque enfant est unique et la dyslexie un phénomène complexe qui résulte de multiples facteurs. Une difficulté à distinguer certains sons semble cependant un facteur de risque important pour l’apparition ultérieure de la dyslexie et pourrait être détectée à la naissance dans des familles particulièrement touchées. Ce type d’étude reposant sur l’imagerie cérébrale peut aussi nous donner des pistes à explorer pour aider les enfants à compenser leur déficit”. Cinq enfants sur 100 sont concernés par la dyslexie en France, la maladie étant souvent détectée au moment de l’apprentissage de la lecture et de l’écriture en première année de primaire.Le 26 février 2011 à 18:23 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Vancouver flyfishing store to close

first_imgThe Greased Line Fly Shoppe, a Vancouver fly-fishing mainstay for more than four decades, is closing in early March.Owner Mark Noble, 65, is retiring. He opened the shop in late 1975 and has been at his 5800 N.E. 88th St. location for the past 35 years.“There’s not a lot of businesses that have been around as long as I have,’’ Noble said.Noble said after 41 years of owning a retail business, and having taught thousands of fly-tying and fly-fishing classes, it is time to do something else in life.He plans to have a liquidation sale beginning Feb. 17 and projects closing the doors for the final time about the first week in March.last_img

Argentina announce Cesar Luis Menotti as their director

first_imgThe Argentina Football Association finally made the decision to appoint legendary Cesar Luis Menotti, to be their National Team’s Director on Monday.As the new Argentina board of directors have managed to keep the National Team a float in the last few years, they needed to make a massive point by signing someone like Cesar Luis Menotti for an important position in the federation and they just announced him this Monday.The legendary former manager reportedly declined the position as the National Team coach, he doesn’t feel like he will deliver good results given his advanced age and he is not interested on having stress problems at this point in his life.But Menotti has always been very interested in what happens to his beloved National Team, which is the reason he agreed to sign a new contract as the new National Teams’ Director and will start his new job effective immediately.The Argentina Football Association (AFA), made the announcement on Monday and posted a picture of him and chairman Claudio Tapia shaking hands while closing the deal that binds Menotti to the squad in this new position.The input that Cesar Luis can give to the younger national teams is very valuable, he will make sure that the right decisions are made in Argentina from now on.El ex entrenador de @Argentina, César Luis Menotti, será Director de Selecciones Nacionales. Comenzará su función el próximo 1 de febrero. ¡Bienvenido a su Casa, César!— Selección Argentina 🇦🇷 (@Argentina) January 14, 2019This position has only been reserved in the past for World Cup champions with Argentina according to Diario Ole, only two other figures have taken on the job before Menotti and he has some major shoes to fill.The first one to take on the role was Carlos Bilardo, the manager who took Argentine to the 1986 World Cup championship and one of the most influential managers in the country’s history.During his tenure as the National Teams’ Director, Bilardo took Argentina when Diego Maradona took the job as the manager and he didn’t really have a lot of success in the position.The other person who took the position was Jose Nestor Pekerman, he was the Director between the mid-nineties and the start of the millennium.He was the one who appointed Marcelo Bielsa as the National Team manager, he also took the youth World Cup trophies of Qatar 1995, Malasia 1997, and Argentina in 2001.It’s Menotti’s turn to take a crack at the job, which is a huge responsibility because he will be the one calling the shots with only chairman Claudio Tapia above him in the organization.Raheem Sterling, EnglandTop 5 best players from the international break weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 After a fresh international break just came to an end, we need to talk about the Top 5 best players during this whole weekend.We…¡La reconstrucción albiceleste!🇦🇷 AFA ha anunciado que a partir del próximo 1 de febrero, César Luis Menotti asumirá como Director de Selecciones Nacionales.👏 Argentina fue Campeón del Mundo con ‘El Flaco’ en 1978 de la mano de @ESPNMarioKempes— Fuera de Juego (@ESPN_FDJ) January 14, 2019Now that AFA has appointed Lionel Scaloni as the National Team manager, he will have to impress Menotti within the span of the next year or he will most likely be replaced if he comes out short.After the protocol is followed with all the necessary documents that Menotti will have to sign, the position will start officially on 1 February this year but Cesar Luis has already begun to form the working team that will help him build a better structure for all the National Teams in Argentina.As far as the National Team goes, it will be Cesar Luis Menotti’s job to convince Lionel Messi that he still has a lot to give to Argentina and to let him know that he has the full support from AFA for the upcoming tournaments in which he may compete.The new Director also has big plans for the manager’s job, but he will give Scaloni the benefit of the doubt and let him work without any pressure coming from his end.However, the options Menotti has for the job are Marcelo Gallardo, Guillermo Barros Schelotto, and Diego Simeone.#Seleccion 🇦🇷 ¿Qué decía Menotti de los posibles candidatos a entrenador de Argentina? ¿A quiénes elogiaba y les veía pasta? ➡— Diario Olé (@DiarioOle) January 15, 2019How well do you think Cesar Luis Menotti will do as the new National Teams’ Director for Argentina? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Stoneman Douglas High announces reopening dates

first_imgPARKLAND, FLA. (WSVN) – Stoneman Douglas High School, the site of Wednesday’s horrific mass shooting, announced dates for when they expect to reopen.On Friday, teachers and staff are expected to return at 8 a.m. Various support services will be available for both staff and teachers.Related: Grieving communities come together at vigils, memorials across South FloridaA voluntary campus orientation will take place between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday for students and parents.On Feb. 27, the Broward County School Board expects classes to resume.The school board said these reopening events are only for staff, students, parents and guardians.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

PuebloPlex Board Approves Reuse Plan for Colorado Depot

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The LRA for the Pueblo Chemical Depot last week approved a redevelopment plan for 15,850 surplus acres at the central Colorado site, paving the way for the Army to begin transferring property at the depot.PuebloPlex, the state agency established in 1994 to redevelop the facility, is aiming to receive about 5,400 acres in the next year. That tract sits in the center of the depot and contains 620 storage igloos and most of the rail lines, reported the Pueblo Chieftain.The LRA now splits the revenue it generates from leasing 255 of the igloos with the Army since it is leasing them under a master lease, said Russell DeSalvo III, the authority’s CEO and president. Following a transfer, those igloos would be owned by PuebloPlex and removed from the master lease.The next parcel that would be conveyed likely is the 1,200-acre south entrance, where groundwater contamination from an explosives washout area is being remediated. PuebloPlex is preparing a grant request to DOD’s Office of Economic Adjustment for at least $2.5 million to implement it reuse plan, according to the story.Under the redevelopment plan, almost half of the acreage the LRA is responsible for would be devoted to industrial uses, including manufacturing, distribution and warehousing. Other primary uses would include R&D, education, agricultural research, renewable energy production and open space. Industrial uses would take advantage of the depot’s central location, existing road and rail networks, and the storage igloos.“It’s a guide, a living document,” DeSalvo said of the reuse plan. “It’s impossible to anticipate everything that’s going to happen over the next 100 years.”Matrix Design Group prepared the 1,200-page plan under a $700,000 grant during a year-long process.last_img read more