Beau Belga not slowing down despite trade rumors

first_imgLATEST STORIES Garcia addresses trade rumors, says he’s good terms with his players Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH AFP official booed out of forum Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Read Next “If they want to trade me, I can’t do anything about it, but as of now, I’m with Rain or Shine and I need to play well for them.”Belga, along with Jericho Cruz and Raymond Almazan, are in the middle of trade rumors supposedly stemming from their disconnect over how coach Caloy Garcia is running the team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut amid all talks, Belga was at his usual self, finishing with a double-double of 13 points, 13 rebounds, and three assists in the victory.It was the Sorsogon native’s way of staying professional knowing that as long as he’s wearing a Rain or Shine jersey, he has a responsibility to meet for the tea. “I’m with Rain or Shine as of now and I need to play because the bosses in Rain or Shine are the ones who are providing food for my family,” he said.Belga was the lone player involved in those trade talks who was willing to speak to the media. Jericho Cruz excused himself from the press, while Raymond Almazan quickly left the venue after the game. MOST READ View commentscenter_img Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBeau Belga maintained that he has no say on whether Rain or Shine decides to trade him or any other player away.“Those things are already beyond our control,” he said in Filipino after the Elasto Painters’ 90-84 victory over Meralco on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoiseslast_img read more

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Army to give Olympic medallist Vijay Kumar his due: Sources

first_imgAce shooter Vijay Kumar, who won India’s only silver medal in the ongoing London Olympics so far, would get his due by his employer, the Indian Army, sources told Headlines Today on Tuesday. Army sources said that the grievances of Kumar, who has been unhappy with the treatment meted out to him by the armed forces, would be sympathetically looked into.Kumar is currently a subedar with 16 Dogra Regiment and he wants to leave the army as he has not been given any promotion for six years despite his good performances at the national and international levels.Kumar’s latest and biggest achievement was his silver medal last week after he finished second in the 25m rapid fire pistol event.Army sources said that army chief General Bikram Singh would personally look into the matter as Kumar is an achiever who has brought pride upon the army and the nation.last_img read more

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New-look Oklahoma City Thunder ready for training camp

first_imgSam Presti, Oklahoma City Thunder executive vice president and general manager, speaks during a news conference in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. Presti is preparing for a season without Russell Westbrook for the first time in a decade. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — Thunder general manager Sam Presti took on a new look during the summer, just like the team he runs.The normally clean-shaven Presti returned from a summer trip with a neatly groomed beard.ADVERTISEMENT Becoming his own man Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11’Not just basketball’: Circumcisions, pageants at Philippine courts01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Forward Andre Roberson, one of the league’s best perimeter defensive players, is back after missing the past 1 ½ seasons with a left knee injury. Presti said Thursday that Roberson will participate in training camp and is expected to play in the preseason.“I’m excited, and I think everybody is excited, to watch and see how the team comes together through the year,” Presti said. “I think this team has a significant amount of discovery within it in terms of just learning about the new players that we have and how they fit with the existing group.”There is enough talent that Presti still sees the playoffs as a goal.“What we want to do is be playing meaningful basketball at the end of the year,” he said. “We want to try to do everything we can to put ourselves in position to optimize the group that we have, and there’s just no shortcuts to that. It comes back to the commitment to the process that’s in place and being willing to be patient with that as we go through, especially with this much change as we’ve experienced.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Paul, a nine-time All-Star, averaged 15.6 points and 8.2 assists for the Rockets last season. Gallinari, a forward, averaged a career-highs of 19.8 points and 6.1 rebounds per game last season and made 43.3 percent of his 3-pointers. Gilgeous-Alexander, a point guard, averaged 10.8 points and 3.3 assists as a rookie last season.There are some significant holdovers, too.Steven Adams has a chance to make a bigger name for himself. The 7-foot center averaged 13.9 points and 9.5 rebounds last season while shooting nearly 60% from the field.“I’m really excited for him,” Presti said. “I am really obviously a huge fan of his. I think that he still has growth left in his game. I think he has an opportunity to expand himself a little bit. He’s the ultimate blocking, tackling player, but I also think that he’s a talented player, and so he’ll have an opportunity to do a little bit more.”Guard Dennis Schroder is the top returning scorer after averaging 15.5 points per game last season.ADVERTISEMENT DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers View comments LATEST STORIEScenter_img “I went to Vermont and let it go for a little bit, and then when I got back, nobody seemed to have a problem with it,” he said. “So I just kind of let it roll for a little while. I can’t tell you this is something that’s going to be around that much longer, but that is really the story behind it. So thanks, Vermont.”If only the changes for the Thunder were as simple.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40Paul George’s surprise trade request accelerated the end of an era. The Thunder sent George to the Los Angeles Clippers, then traded former MVP and scoring champion Russell Westbrook to Houston and rising star Jerami Grant to Denver. Now, for the first time, the Thunder enter a season with no players who were part of the team that debuted in Oklahoma City in 2008.The Thunder got a slew of draft picks in the deals and some players who can help immediately. Oklahoma City added veteran point guard Chris Paul from Houston in the Westbrook trade and Danilo Gallinari and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander from the Clippers. Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ P11-B loan for SEA Games hosting not an issue — Cayetano NBA camps set to open, and contenders are everywhere This jewelry designer is also an architectlast_img read more

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‘If Bale goes, Real Madrid will want Hazard’

first_imgTransfers ‘If Bale goes, Real will want Hazard’ – Hoddle fears for Chelsea future of ‘absolutely crucial’ star Chris Burton 18:49 5/20/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Eden Hazard, Chelsea, 17/18 Getty Images Transfers Real Madrid Chelsea Premier League Primera División Eden Hazard The former Blues boss believes the Belgian playmaker is vital to future plans at Stamford Bridge, although he could follow Antonio Conte to the exits Eden Hazard is “absolutely crucial” to Chelsea, says Glenn Hoddle, but Real Madrid are likely to come knocking if Gareth Bale departs the Santiago Bernabeu.The Belgium international has long been linked with a move to the Liga giants, with his profile and ability considered to fit the ‘Galactico’ mould.Chelsea have been able to fend off any interest and keep the 27-year-old under contract, but no extension has been put in place this season as Hazard has remained elusive on his future plans. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now He further underlined his value to the cause with a match-winning performance in an FA Cup final victory over Manchester United, and Hoddle believes it is imperative he stays put.The former Blues player and manager wrote in a column for the Daily Mail: “If keeping [Antonio] Conte may be beneficial to Chelsea, keeping Eden Hazard is absolutely crucial. He’s the most important person in the Chelsea dressing room going forward and the Cup final proved that.“Hazard was excellent, even though I’ve seen him play better, he was able to get away from Ander Herrera and we saw the consequences when Phil Jones brought him down for the vital penalty.“The biggest European clubs would have been watching. I know Barcelona look likely to sign Antoine Griezmann but you could see Hazard fitting in at Real Madrid. He isn’t Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo but for me he’s among the top five players in the world, he has that X-factor that causes danger every time he’s on the ball.“If Gareth Bale leaves Madrid, you could see them wanting Hazard, and it’s vitally important Chelsea don’t allow that to happen and make the kind of signings that will want him to say. It’s even bigger than keeping Conte.“The problem for Chelsea is that their current squad is not good enough to compete in the Champions League and Premier League. Manchester City can do it, Chelsea can’t, and that’s why you’ve had these seasons where the Premier League form is poor if they are in Europe.”Antonio Conte ChelseaHoddle added, with Conte’s future continuing to be called into question despite countering a frustrating fifth place finish in the Premier League with more major silverware: “As a former Chelsea manager, I am very interested to see what Roman Abramovich and the club do next. It’s OK to let managers leave if they have been unsuccessful, but you can’t call Conte that.“Maybe Chelsea think the pattern of changing managers without impacting on trophies will carry on. It’s a big call.“Whoever the next manager is, there has to be a reshuffle in the squad. First of all, Hazard can’t be expected to provide the ‘Wow’ moments all on his own. And secondly, if recruitment is poor, he is going to wonder why he wants to stay at a club without Champions League football again.“And on Saturday’s form, there will be no shortage of takers for the Belgian star. “Ideally, Conte and Hazard might be at The Bridge next season. But Hazard has to be.”last_img read more

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Video: Duke’s Grayson Allen Appeared To Intentionally Trip Louisville’s Raymond Spalding

first_imgGrayson Allen on the floor against Rhode Island.PITTSBURGH, PA – MARCH 17: Grayson Allen #3 of the Duke Blue Devils looks on against the Rhode Island Rams during the second half in the second round of the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at PPG PAINTS Arena on March 17, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)Duke and Louisville are locked into a tight battle at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The Blue Devils led by as many as 14 but now trail late in the contest.During the second half, Duke’s Grayson Allen drove to the basket and was knocked down. While he was on the ground, he appeared to intentionally trip Louisville’s Raymond Spalding, who had corralled the ball and was dribbling up court.yep, that’s a trip by Grayson Allen … https://t.co/hAfZbZaFGb— Ryan Fagan (@ryanfagan) February 9, 2016Definitely looks like he meant to do that.last_img read more

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Domestic violence charges against Sackville RCMP officer

first_imgThe province’s independent Serious Incident Response Team (SIRT) has laid three charges of assault against a member of the Sackville RCMP. Const. Zeran (Justin) Hutson Simmonds, 30, will appear in Dartmouth provincial court on Feb. 20 to face charges of assaulting his partner. The charges against the five-year officer relate to incidents between Dec. 30, 2012 and Jan. 5, 2013. Shortly after midnight on Jan. 5, a woman made a 911 call to police. The call came from the Beaver Bank home of a male RCMP member. RCMP immediately responded and placed the officer under arrest. In accordance with the Police Act, the RCMP called SIRT, which assumed responsibility for the investigation. SIRT is responsible for investigating all serious incidents involving police in Nova Scotia. Investigations are under the direction and control of independent civilian director Ron MacDonald. The team can independently launch an investigation, or begin one after a referral from a chief of police, the head of the RCMP in Nova Scotia or the Minister of Justice. It can also investigate after a complaint from the public. A public report summarizing the results of the investigation must be filed within three months after it is finished.last_img read more

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More Clean Energy Coming to Cape Breton

first_imgMore solar panels will be popping up in Cape Breton through the Solar Electricity for Community Buildings Pilot Program announced today, Nov. 10, by Municipal Affairs Minister Derek Mombourquette on behalf of Energy Minister Geoff MacLellan. “Nova Scotians have been clear, they want long-term, sustainable and affordable energy that addresses climate change,” said Mr. Mombourquette. “This is a great opportunity for Sydney to get more involved in clean electricity generation, and build knowledge and skills in our community.” Through the solar program Cape Breton University and Tugliq Energy Co. have been approved to generate up to 150 kilowatts on various buildings at the university. They will collaborate to sell their solar generated electricity back to their utility through a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement. “We are pleased to work with Cape Breton University,” said Pierre Rivard, chairman of Tugliq Energy Co. “This project will provide learning and research opportunities as we transition towards less carbon-intensive sources.” In Inverness County, We’koqma’q First Nation Band Council’s application to the program was also successful. A total of 18 successful applications were chosen across the province. All applications were overseen by Clean Foundation, the independent procurement administrator. The impact to ratepayers is capped at 0.1 per cent, which is already built into the rate stability plan. The program is for Mi’kmaw communities, registered non-profit or charitable organizations, municipalities or organizations owned by municipalities, universities or community colleges in Nova Scotia. The program will be offered for two more years. To see a complete list of all successful applicants, and to learn more about the program, visit novascotia.ca/solar .last_img read more

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3 Croatian soldiers wounded in attack in Afghanistan

first_imgZagreb (Croatia): Croatia’s defense ministry says three Croatian soldiers serving in Afghanistan have been injured in an apparent attack by a suicide bomber on their convoy. Defense Minister Darmir Krsticevic told reporters Wednesday that one of the soldiers suffered serious injuries to the head and remains in life-threatening condition. The other two are out of danger. Officials say the soldiers were in a convoy Wednesday morning near a military base on the outskirts of Kabul when the attacker slammed his motorcycle into one of the vehicles. It wasn’t immediately clear what happened to the attacker. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USKrsticevic said the soldiers are aged between 27 and 32 and that “this was an isolated incident and all other Croatian soldiers are safe.” There are 99 Croatian soldiers serving with the international mission in Afghanistan. 30. 2 S Koreans, 15 Russians held in NKorea after boat drifts (134) Seoul, Jul 24 (AP) Seoul says two South Koreans and 15 Russians have been held in North Korea for a week after their boat drifted into North Korean waters.last_img read more

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Senate lawyers call Duffy lawsuit an overreach ask to be stricken from

first_imgOTTAWA – Lawyers for the Senate warned of dire consequences for Canada’s democracy Wednesday as they laid out their case for why Sen. Mike Duffy shouldn’t be allowed to sue the upper chamber over his dramatic and protracted suspension without pay five years ago.Allowing Duffy to target the Senate with his $7.8-million lawsuit would obliterate the protective walls aimed at keeping the courts and Parliament separate, they argued. They cited parliamentary privilege — a centuries-old right designed to protect legislators from legal consequence in the course of doing their jobs.Senate lawyer Maxime Faille told the court that while parliamentary privilege may appear arcane, it cannot be taken for granted when looking at “recent events around the globe, near and far.”Chipping away at that right could potentially unleash a flood of cases that would result in an unprecedented tearing down of the separation of powers between the government and the courts, Faille said.The portion of the lawsuit against the Senate hinges on Duffy’s arguments that senators acted unconstitutionally and violated his charter rights when they decided to suspend him without pay in 2013 over questioned expense claims.Faille said the Senate, like the House of Commons, has the right to discipline its members free from judicial review, even if their actions appear repugnant.“The Senate may be wrong, the Senate may be incorrect, but that is a matter for the Senate to determine,” he said.“If we are to sort of crack open this exception — but if they really did it for a really harebrained reason — then we have eviscerated parliamentary privilege and the courts would be sitting in regular review of (parliamentary) discipline actions.”If the court agrees, Duffy’s suit would proceed only against the federal government over the actions of the RCMP during the investigation.Unlike Duffy’s high-profile criminal trial, the arguments made in the first of two days of hearings on the Senate’s request happened in a sparse courtroom. Federal lawyers representing the government and RCMP sat on one side of the room. Duffy sat opposite, with his criminal trial lawyer, Donald Bayne, one row ahead.Duffy is seeking damages from the Senate and the Mounties in the wake of the high-profile investigation and suspension surrounding his expense claims, an explosive political scandal that plagued then prime minister Stephen Harper’s government, culminating in Duffy’s acquittal on 31 charges in April 2016.He filed his claim last August, claiming “an unprecedented abuse of power” when senators voted to suspend him without pay in November 2013 before any criminal charges were filed.Senators who supported Duffy’s suspension stuck fast to the argument that the Senate should be allowed to govern its internal affairs and dole out administrative penalties without fear of judicial sanction.Indeed, Faille said the court lacks any jurisdiction to review the Senate’s decision, order the Senate to pay any money to Duffy, or make a value judgment on whether the upper chamber acted appropriately.Lawrence Greenspon, another of Duffy’s lawyers, told the court later Wednesday the Senate waived its right to privilege when it turned to outside auditors and the RCMP to review Duffy’s spending. He argued the Senate now “seeks to stand privilege on its head” in order to quash Duffy’s lawsuit.Greenspon is expected to resume his arguments Thursday.— Follow @jpress on Twitter.last_img read more

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The fight for Attawapiskat became the fight for all First Nations children

first_imgAPTN National NewsA group of First Nation students are heading to Geneva to address the United Nations.Their message is about the health and well being of First Nation children across the country.APTN National News reporter Donna Smith has this story.last_img

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NHL hockey players shooting to help First Nation youth

first_imgAPTN National NewsThere was no hockey lockout in Whitehorse this week.NHL hockey players took the ice in the Yukon capital for a friendly game to raise money for First Nation youth and local charities.APTN National News reporter Shirley McLean has this story.last_img

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School District 60 cancels all North Peace school buses today

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — School District 60 has cancelled all school buses in the North Peace today.In an announcement on their website, the school district said that poor visibility and road conditions across the North Peace have caused officials to cancel school buses for the entire day today. The School District added that schools will remain open for the day today.School District 59’s Transportation Manager Jeff Lekstrom said that despite the weather, school buses are all running on schedule in the South Peace today.last_img read more

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MoroccoNiger Signing of 16 Agreement and Vows of Support in ECOWAS

Rabat – The pulse of Morocco’s leadership in Africa has quickened, instilling the Kingdom’s presence throughout the continent. The latest recognition of the country came from Niger, whose minister of foreign affairs said that Morocco provides “multifaceted support” for his country.Fifty years ago, Morocco established diplomatic relations with Niger. Today, the fruits of corporation continue to thrive and prosper.At the 4th Morocco-Niger Joint Committee, held on Dec. 25-26 in Rabat and co-chaired by foreign minister Nasser Bourita and his Nigerien counterpart Ibrahim Yacoubou, the latter affirmed that Morocco represents a “very serious and important partner for Niger.” “Morocco’s support for Niger is growing bigger and more diversified in the sectors of trade, transportation, investment, justice and training,” he said.The session was concluded by the sealing of 16 agreements in the economic, tourism and cultural spheres, as well as in health, training, justice and transport.Among the agreements are an accord between the Moroccan Caisse de Dépôt et de Gestion (CDG) and the Nigerien National Social Security Fund (CNSS), as well as a cooperation agreement between Morocco’s employers’ association (CGEM) and Niger’s chamber of commerce and industry (CCIN).A cooperation agreement between the Casablanca-Settat chamber of commerce, industry and services and the CCIN and a partnership declaration between Barid al Maghrib and Niger Post were also signed.An agreement on air services was established as well as another on the 2018-2025 program of tourism cooperation agreement.Three agreements in the judicial field, namely a draft agreement on judicial cooperation in civil, commercial and administrative matters, a protocol of cooperation between the two countries’ ministries of justice and a plan of action on justice were inked.Two memorandums of understanding were signed. One  in the health sector and another in pharmacy  and health products.The two officials also vowed to implement a framework cooperation agreement on training and internship and a draft program for the implementation of the cultural agreement, signed in 1967.Yacoubou said that the 4th session and the signing of the 16 agreements  constitute “one of the most important phases in strengthening bilateral cooperation.” He invited Bourita to visit Niger to forge ahead with this bilateral cooperation.Further and BeyondMorocco’s return to the African Union is “an additional asset given to the political, historical and economic weight of Kingdom,” the Nigerien official said, whose country never recognized Polisario, and was among the first countries to support Morocco’s return to the AU and its request to join ECOWAS.“Our organization is strengthened and Africa is strengthened by the leadership of Morocco in many issues,” said Yacoubou. read more

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Zinedine Machach Chooses to Play for Morocco Instead of Algeria

Rabat – Herve Renard, Morocco’s national football team coach, has managed to convince Moroccan-Algerian midfielder Zinedine Machach to join the Moroccan national football team.Born to a Moroccan father and an Algerian mother, Machach plays for the Italian team Napoli, current leader of Italy’s serie A.The news was confirmed by Moroccan sports TV Channel Arryadia. Via Twitter, Arryadia posted, “Convinced by Herve Renard, Zinedine Machach will wear the Moroccan colors. Born to a Moroccan father and an Algerian mother, Machach has been playing for Napoli since January 2018 for a four and a half year contract.”Machach and several other Moroccan footballers playing internationally are expected to make Renard’s Morocco squad for the World Cup in Russia.Born in France, the 22-year old footballer began his youth career with AS Cannes and Olympique Marseille before signing with Toulouse in 2014. read more

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Operation Cigar leads to seizure of 85 kilos of tobacco and nearly

first_imgA NON-IRISH NATIONAL in his 30s was arrested after a seizure by Revenue last night.The intelligence- led operation, code named ‘Cigar’, saw officers from Revenue’s Customs Service seize 85kgs of tobacco and 3,800 cigarettes with a total estimated retail value of €35,720 and a potential loss to the Exchequer of €28,576 in Cork.Officers originally discovered a quantity of tobacco and cigarettes when they stopped and searched, and subsequently seized, a 4×4 vehicle in the Mallow Road area of Cork city.In a follow up search at a private residence in county Cork, officers executed a search warrant and uncovered large amounts of unstamped Golden Virginia, Amber Leaf and Original Virginia tobacco and Jing Lin cigarettes in the house when tobacco dog Harvey reacted to an area behind a locked door.And for those of you interested, this is Harvey:Read: Gardaí seize €160,000 worth of cannabis plants in KerryRead: Dog duo Ralph and Defor help seize €90k worth of cannabislast_img read more

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Mikakos fights for child abuse programs

first_imgMP Jenny Mikakos has announced the state government will fund vital research into an early intervention program for the neglect and abuse of children. Committing $250,000 over three years for two research projects, Ms Mikakos says the program will offer new ideas on how to support children at risk of harm.“We’re getting the best evidence about how to protect our most vulnerable children,” says Ms Mikakos.“This is an innovative program that offers fresh ideas for supporting children who are at risk of harm.”Under the program, the children attend a unique childcare centre and have specialist carers.The research will look at the impact of high-quality early education services and attachment focused child care, where a child forms an attachment with a particular carer.The ‘Early Years Education Research Project’ is an Australian first, pilot program run by the Children’s Protection Society that has been in action since 2010. The program works with children aged from birth to four years who have experienced, or are at risk of, neglect or abuse. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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The Preacher panel at SDCC was frickin insane

first_imgThursday night at 6:30 PDT, fans of both the Preacher comic book and the TV show gathered in Hall H for a panel that was probably the most Preacher thing that could have happened in Hall H.It kicked off with a live read for the latest episode by Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, Ian Colletti, Joseph Gilgun, Evan Goldberg, Kevin Smith, Danielle Panabaker, Graham McTavish, Jason Mantzoukas, and narrated by Seth Rogen.How am I going to tell you about it? Well, as Kevin Smith said when Rogen narrated a scene in which The Cowboy unfurled a flag and a dozen severed children’s heads rolled out, “That’s so f*ckin’ metal.”I didn’t need to see anything to know that there was a lot of blood. The repetitive “Blams” from Rogen as he narrated the teaser would have given it away if he hadn’t gone on to describe the carnage. Thankfully he did because the script reads like a graphic novel. In a very cool way.The next few lines are non-sequiturs because a) note-taking is not my forte and b) the story was good and I kept getting lulled into listening. They also showed act 5, so I was pretty much engrossed, but here are three things that will make sense when you watch.Bye, Miles.“Awwwwww” moment with Jesse and Tulip.Welcome to the Cowboy’s story.When the lights came back up, Panabaker and Mantzoukas were gone, Garth Ennis was on the panel, and Kevin Smith took on the moderation. He started with an impassioned reaction. He liked it. He really really liked it. You know how Kevin is when he likes things.Amidst the gushing, Smith dropped a few pieces of news; Preacher has been given a second season, the Blu-Ray/DVD comes out in October, and a new show called Talking Preacher debuts after the season finale on July 31st.Fans have been split on the format of the show and the fact that it doesn’t keep specifically to the comics, but we learned that Seth and Evan initially pitched the show as an issue per episode format. Garth Ennis is the one who suggested ways to enhance the story and still keep the spirit of it. Given the issue to possible episode ration, he knew reminded them that it wouldn’t time out beyond a season and a half and helped them work on a way to extend the show and to make the best TV show whether your audience has read the comics or not. Ennis is thrilled with how it turned out.The trailer was next and it looks good, y’all.When asked what he felt when he was offered the role, Dominic Cooper confessed that he was initially scared because he’s a fan and understands the fan base and their dedication to the original material. But he said he was and desperate to do the role and he’s loved playing the character. He said that it’s been wonderful that they’ve gotten to go back and learn more about the characters. Watching the show, he realized he’s much more unlikeable than he realized and thinks that Jesse can harness the entity because he’s half good half evil.When Smith had a question for Ruth Negga, he started with how much he loves Tulip and how he’s so happy to see a strong female character –– maybe the strongest on TV yet. He went on to ask Negga if she was thrilled or hesitant when she say the script. “I find her so thrilling,” said Negga. “It’s joyous playing her…. I like the way she baits people who she shouldn’t.” Feels like there are not many people like her on TV and it’s a lot of fun.Joseph Gilgun, for his part, was an open book. Like, waaaaay open. Gilgun speaks without a filter and it’s both amazing and a little scary because you honestly have no idea what he’ll say next. When asked about how he got into acting, he explained, “My behavior was not good.” In essence, he was sent to an acting school as a sort of detention/probation and ended up getting a job. He went on to say that, because he was young, he had no idea how lucky he was. “Got into girls. Got into drugs which are ace, man. And it’s gotten me drug induced bi-polar!” Like I said. No filter. Love it.As for Graham McTavish, he was also familiar with the material when he got the script, having read it “over and over”. Like Cooper, he had the same case of nerves playing the character because of how much he loved the material. When he put on the coat and the hat, it felt like a really big thing.Kevin moved on to Ian Colletti, joking that he has the most enviable job on television. He wasn’t familiar with the comic but once he read the books he was desperate to do it. The Arseface makeup process takes 2 – 2 ½ hours and it helps him get lost in the role.Arseface also holds a very special place in Seth Rogen’s heart. He read us the email he sent to Sam Mendes asking if he could play the role when Sam was working on Preacher. It’s his favorite character.Rogen also mentioned some of he and Evan Goldberg’s cinematic influences for Preacher. It’s a hell of a list: Tarantino, Sergio Leone. The Big Lebowski. The Raid. Scorsese. A lot of old Kung Fu movies. Terrence Malick. Just t name a few.During the Q & A, Preacher fans weren’t above criticizing the show. One fan explained that, while he’s grateful for what they’ve done with the show, he really wasn’t happy with how they had Tulip take drugs and “drop her pants for Cassidy.” You could hear Hall H suck in a collective breath.“Self-destructiveness.” Negga’s answer was flawless. “I think that when you’re in a bad place emotionally, you return to what is familiar.” She also went on to say that and she likes that beat because it shows how vulnerable Tulip is.Rogen jumped in to add, “There’s nothing that says that, in order to show a strong female character you can’t have a flawed female character.”In answer to another question, Negga went on to talk about Tulip. “The thing about her is that she breaks my heart a bit.” She went on to discuss Tulip’s need to protect herself, but that she has moments where she tries to show kindness and she identifies with the underdog. Right now, she’s trying to figure out and her place in this world and she’s terrified because Jesse’s figuring out his place in life and she’s starting to have to deal with her her own issues.Tulip was definitely the hottest topic during the Q & A.The line of the panel goes to Kevin Smith, hands down. When a fan asked a question and used a Twinkie as a metaphor (you had to be there), Kevin Smith interjected, “Look attack their show if you must but lay off the Twinkies, man. F*cking Millenials.”last_img read more

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Enceladus Vomits Vodkas HyperToxic Cousin

first_img Obviously, alcohol is toxic. They’re called “intoxicated” and “detoxification” for a reason. Blah blah whiskey isn’t good for you etc. We all know, I’m sure. But! Has anyone ever told you not to drink Everclear for fear that you’d go blind? Or have you ever had a buddy’s moonshine that seemed a bit too rough? Well, if you have a bit too much time in the boonies like me, those experiences are common. That’s because, as poisonous as ethanol is, methanol, which can often end up in poorly distilled liquor will cause blindness and death with even tiny amounts. And it turns out one of Saturn’s moons just pukes that stuff into space, proving once again that astrophysics is the most metal of the sciences.Joking aside, researchers have been able to use ground-based telescopes to confirm some findings that the Cassini spacecraft made some time ago. A team at Cardiff University noticed a massive methanol signature in one of Saturn’s rings — the second outermost E-ring. Enceladus runs through the area basically always and has tons of thermal plumes that constantly tosses material into space.Because of that, the methanol discovery could have been evidence of biological life. After all, yeast and other microbes make methanol as part of decomposition and fermentation. But this is definitely one of those times where the science is pretty clear — this almost certainly isn’t caused by life. The reason? Enceladus’ jets don’t have any methanol when they shoot into the sky. Those signatures don’t start until the plumes get a little ways into space. Because space is so inhospitable, particularly for the chemistry you need for booze-making, it’s probably not aliens.“Recent discoveries that icy moons in our outer Solar System could host oceans of liquid water and ingredients for life have sparked exciting possibilities for their habitability,” Emily Drabek-Maunder of Cardiff said in a statement. “But in this case, our findings suggest that that methanol is being created by further chemical reactions once the plume is ejected into space, making it unlikely it is an indication for life on Enceladus.”That doesn’t mean that Enceladus isn’t a good place to look. The evidence for it is still pretty damned good that it’s got something interesting going on at least. It just means that this one thing shouldn’t be taken as anything special.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferNASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This Weekend last_img read more

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Red Cross Gala near sold out

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThere was super support for the Red, White and Gold Gala of the Turks and Caicos Islands Red Cross.  Related Items:event, gala, palsm resort, red cross, Tci, tess charles Patron of the Red Cross, Jill Beckingham, the Governor’s wife was thrilled at the turn out Saturday evening and shared that this fundraiser is key to helping anchor projects and services from the organization in the event of any disaster; it becomes particularly important as we near the start of another Atlantic Hurricane Season.  Deputy Premier, Hon Akierra Missick was also in attendance and agreed.  DP Missick said that Government sees the Red Cross as an easily mobilized partner and protector of the vulnerable when disaster strikes; she said this is one of the reasons TCIG sees it fit to financially support the Red Cross via subsidy.  The ball was held at the Palms Resort and featured a first class show by local singer, Tess Charles.center_img TCI Premier & Governor gives “all-clear” after Hurricane Irma Happy Hours All Weekend at Outback Steakhouse Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Hurricane Irma hits TCIlast_img read more

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