New York Knicks guard Courtney Lee, left, stops Denver Nuggets guard Gary Harris as he drives to the basket in the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER — Gary Harris gave his bruised right foot a final test during pregame warmups and determined it was good enough to go.Then he proved it.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “Once you hit your first few shots you can kind of tell how your body is feeling, especially with the flow of the game,” Harris said. “You just figure out where you’re going to get your shots and once you get them, you’ve just got to knock them down.”Denver shot 60 percent from the field to New York’s 55 percent, ending a streak of eight games in which the Nuggets had been outshot by the opposition.“Guys made their shots,” Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. “The other thing we’ve been stressing is less play calling, more freedom of movement, more pace and just be hard to guard, like we were last year. It was pace and it was movement and it was a night where we finally made some shots consistently.”Kristaps Porzingis, back after missing Tuesday’s loss at Golden State with a sore knee, and Michael Beasley each scored 21 points for the Knicks. Enes Kanter had 20 and Trey Burke 18.Trailing by 13 at the half, the Knicks cut it to 99-92 heading into the final period after Burke connected on a fadeaway shot.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH LATEST STORIES MOST READ View comments Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Harris scored 23 points, Trey Lyles had 21 and the Denver Nuggets beat the New York Knicks 130-118 on Thursday night.“I felt good right before the game so I went out there and gave it a go,” said Harris, who tweaked the foot last Friday against Phoenix and aggravated the injury Monday night against Portland.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJamal Murray and Nikola Jokic added 18 points apiece for the Nuggets, who defeated the Knicks for the 10th time in a row in Denver. New York hasn’t won in the Mile High City since 2006.Seven Nuggets scored in double figures. Denver hit 14 of 28 3-pointers led by Harris, who connected on four of his six shots from beyond the arc. Nuggets: Host Dallas on Monday night. The Nuggets, though, scored 10 straight points to start the fourth quarter, including 3-pointers by Will Barton and Lyles to rebuild Denver’s lead to 109-92.New York put together a 9-0 burst to pull to 114-106 but Porzingis fouled out with just under 5 minutes remaining and Murray drained a key 3-pointer with 2:41 remaining to put the Nuggets back up by 11 points. Harris added a jumper a little more than a minute later to quash the Knicks’ comeback bid.“Without him out there, that takes away a little bit of a weapon,” Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said of losing Porzingis. “You can short roll him and he can make a mid-range shot, which he just did right before he fouled out, or he can space out for 3. Offensively, they were fine. Thirty-two assists, they moved the ball and guys did a good job that way. But defensively is where it wasn’t very good.”Porzingis said the Nuggets exerted pressure on the Knicks from the start.“First quarter, 39 points. That’s way too many,” he said. “They shot the ball great. Part of it is our defense and part of it is just them having a really good night. We did a better job in the second half, but it still wasn’t enough.”The Nuggets had their highest point total in a half this season, leading by as many as 18 points before settling for a 73-60 advantage at the break. Harris scored 18 points during the first two periods.TIP-INSKnicks: C Joakim Noah was not with the team, having been excused for personal reasons. He’s expected to miss two games. … F Kyle O’Quinn was held out of the game because of a bruised left calf. … G Tim Hardaway Jr. was inactive after recently returning from a leg injury.Nuggets: F Kenneth Faried missed a second consecutive game with left ankle soreness. … The 39-point first quarter matched a season high for the opening period. Denver also had a 39-point first quarter against Orlando on Nov. 11.HOME STREAKThe Nuggets’ home winning streak against the Knicks is their second-longest against an opponent. Denver has won its last 11 at home against the Chicago Bulls.UP NEXTKnicks: Visit Phoenix on Friday to complete a season-high, seven-game road trip. NCAA volleyball: Arellano shuts down San Beda, earns semis berth Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Alyssa Valdez is unfazed of THS pic.twitter.com/b8RcX6jluZ— Marc Anthony Reyes (@marcreyesINQ) August 25, 2017KUALA LUMPUR—Alyssa Valdez, one of the country’s most vaunted scorers, was left in awe of Vietnam’s performance after the Philippines lost a crucial group stage match Friday in the Southeast Asian Games.“They really prepared against us. They showed too much energy and confidence against us,” said Valdez in Filipino after the team lost to Vietnam, 26-24, 25-12, 25-23.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingBut the 23-year-old Valdez maintained the PH women’s team played well.ADVERTISEMENT READ: PH volleybelles bow to Vietnam, draw Thailand in semis “We have no regrets. We gave it our all in today’s game,” added Valdez.“It’s a learning experience for us, for the team and the whole Philippine volleyball,” added Valdez who scored 11 points. “Hopefully this would motivate us against Thailand.”The Philippines will face Thailand in the cross-over semis Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul MOST READ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters SEA Games: PH adds silver to lawn bowls medal haul View comments
Reacting to VVS Laxman’s stunning decision to retire immediately, tributes puroed in from all quarters: Virender Sehwag: “VVS is one of the finest human beings to have played cricket. One of the main pillars of the team and a true friend. Words are not enough.” Harbhajan Singh: “Everyone knows Laxman was an amazing cricketer, but he was surly the best human being I have ever met. A legend has walked into the cricketing sunset. What a player! So many good days spent with him. Gonna miss you VVS. God bless you with all the happiness in future.” Suresh Raina: “From carrying his innings to carrying himself, VVS has shown immense class. Will miss you Laxman bhai.” Michael Clarke, Australian captain: “Congrats to VVS Laxman on an amazing career.” BCCI: “Not many batsmen made batting look as easy as VVS Laxman. He was an exceptional cricketer, who excelled in pressure situations. The classic innings that he essayed in crisis situations shaped the history of Indian cricket, none more so than the 281 against Australia at Kolkata in March 2001. If a cricketer’s greatness is to be measured in terms of his performances against the best opposition of his time, then Laxman stands right at the top. His record against Australia, the world’s no. 1 team for the better part of his career, speaks for itself.”
Rishi Tej became the first-ever Indian ball-boy in a World Cup match on Monday when Belgium took on Panama in Sochi.The 10-year-old carried the match ball to the field before the game started between the Red Devils and the World Cup first-timers at the Fisht Stadium.Belgium registered a convincing 3-0 win over Panama, who were making their World Cup debut in this match. Romelu Lukaku scored a brace while Dries Mertens netted once for the Red Devils.Meanwhile, Rishi and 11-year-old Nathania John Kandathil are the two designated Official Match Ball Carriers (OMBC) for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia from India.Before leaving for the World Cup, 10-year-old Rishi admitted that he didn’t sleep well for a week. Nathania also admitted that she is “excited” but not losing sleep.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGE”I am so excited, you cannot measure it even. It is like I am still dreaming. In Russia, I want to live every moment. During the match, I just don’t want to enjoy but analyse how they play,” Rishi, who hails from Bangalore, told India Today. Rishi is one of the designated Official Match Ball Carriers (OMBC) for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in RussiaTamil Nadu’s Nathania is the lone girl to make it to the top after beating competition from 50 boys and impressing everyone with her footballing skills in the campaign organised by FIFA’s official partner KIA Motors.Englishman sails, Indian cycles to Russia to see their heroesNathania will walk along the players with the official match ball in her hand on June 22 before the big game between Brazil and Costa Rica.advertisementUnder the FIFA OMBC programme, 64 school kids from various countries, including two from India, get this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to not only watch a World Cup match but actually walk alongside some of the biggest names in world football.”We had to upload a video in which we had to be in action for 30 seconds. Out of 1500 kids, I got shortlisted to 50, then to last six and now final two. The thought of walking on to the pitch is not affecting me too much right now. I am definitely excited but I don’t want to overdo it. I don’t know if I would get the autographs but the vision will always stay with me,” admitted Nathania before leaving for the biggest spectacle of the summer.
Apple is holding a special event on September 12 where the company is expected to announce three new iPhones and a new Apple Watch. We have seen renders of these products already and we have a pretty good idea of what to expect. At the event, Apple could also announce new iPads as well and past rumours from the likes of analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggest the refreshed tablets will sport slimmer bezels, Face ID and will ditch the home button. We now have some CAD-based renders that show what this iPad could look like.The renders and video courtesy MySmartPrice gives us a good look at what the 12.9-inch iPad Pro may look like from all angles. In addition to this, we also expect a 11-inch iPad Pro model as per Kuo’s predictions in the past. Apple will be able to increase the size of the display while maintaining a footprint similar to past iPad Pro models by reducing the size of the bezels all around. The renders show us how narrow the bezels will look and this also means the home button will be removed. Apple will likely add the iPhone X’s Face ID to the iPad Pro as the biometric option. The renders also show an angular chassis for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro as opposed to the rounded design of past iPads. This is probably to allow for a better grip, but it’s best to take some of the details here with a pinch of salt. There is no sight of the headphone jack around the frame, which is a move we expect Apple to take as it moves towards a port-less future for all its products. There is a lightning port on the bottom in the middle of two speaker grilles. There are two more speakers on the top side of the frame as well for a stereo sound effect.advertisementThe back will continue to have a metal panel instead of glass. You also notice the antennae lines on the top and bottom and a single rear camera. Notably, the Smart Connector has been moved to the back, which suggests the keyboard cover will only allow the table to sit in portrait mode. This cannot be confirmed yet, but the reason behind this could be because Face ID does not work if the iPad is in landscape mode as per some rumours. Both the iPad Pro models are expected to get the A12X chipset and support for Apple Pencil. We will know more on September 12.
Shimla, Dec 24 (PTI) The popular Manali Winter Carnival in the Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu district will begin on January 2, Forest and Transport Minister Govind Singh Thakur said Monday.The five-day festival, one of India’s oldest, will be inaugurated by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and will conclude on January 6, Thakur, who is also the chairman of the carnival, said.A day before the inauguration, Beas Aarti puja will be conducted in which more than 5000 people will participate, Thakur said.The tableau of local deity Maa Hadimba will be the major attraction, he said, adding that the participants will sing ‘Vande Mataram’ on the Mall Road in Manali simultaneously. Various national winter games would be organised in the snow covered areas of Shatru Jot, Solang Nullah, Gulaba and Marhi during the carnival, he said.The purpose of including adventure sports and games is to promote tourism and provide opportunity to budding local players to display their talent, he said. Efforts will be made to promote traditional costumes, instruments and to encourage local artists in this carnival, Thakur added. Cine stars would also enthral the audience during the carnival, he said further. PTI DJI RHL
1) Sancho adds to Southgate’s striking options in final thirdWhen Gareth Southgate needed to turn the tide against Croatia at the World Cup, his options were limited by a lack of forward players on England’s bench. It was difficult for Southgate to alter the flow of the game and it was unsurprising to see his side run out of steam. Yet England have continued to progress since then and offered an indication of their greater strength in depth when they reached the Nations League finals at Croatia’s expense. What a difference it made for Southgate to introduce Dele Alli, Jesse Lingard and Jadon Sancho after Andrej Kramaric had given the visitors the lead. Lingard, a player with the knack of popping up in the right place at the right time, grabbed the equaliser and England were rewarded for throwing caution to the wind when Harry Kane prodded in the winner. Extra competition for places in the forward areas is already having a positive effect. Jacob Steinberg2) Fletcher comes in from cold to prove McLeish wrongAlex McLeish rails against the notion that he stumbled across a winning Scotland team. A raft of players either making themselves unavailable for selection or withdrawing through injury for the double header against Albania and Israel left McLeish with precious few options. What can be said with certainty – albeit with hindsight – is Steven Fletcher proved his manager categorically wrong with his forceful, intelligent displays. Leigh Griffiths, Johnny Russell, Steven Naismith and Oliver McBurnie had earlier been preferred to Fletcher, to the point where the Sheffield Wednesday man could not claim a place in the Scotland squad. Fletcher’s willingness to bring others into the game, a strength endorsed when Scotland had James Forrest and Ryan Fraser deployed on either side of him, brought a fresh dynamic to McLeish’s attack. It now seems unfathomable that Fletcher would return to the position of being an afterthought. In the recurring, external wish for fresh international blood, this is one player whose experience is clearly valuable. Ewan Murray Scotland National Team (@ScotlandNT)Watch the highlights from last night’s 3-2 win over Israel as we guaranteed ourselves a play-off for UEFA EURO 2020 and secured promotion to League B in the UEFA Nations League.#SCOISR #NothingMattersMore pic.twitter.com/z8Twm1pq4LNovember 21, 2018 3) Time was right for Republic of Ireland change Football 9) Mancini’s new broom breathes life into ItalySo far, so good for Italy under Roberto Mancini, even if it took them 94 minutes to overcome USA. Mancini is trying to inject new life into a grand old power that had been stale for too long; they played some slick football in a dramatic win over Poland last month and deserved to beat Portugal in Saturday’s Nations League draw. They still lack a clinical edge but are playing with energy and blooding exciting young talents, too. Moise Kean, the much-vaunted 18-year-old Juventus forward, played the final half-hour on Tuesday while Cagliari midfielder Nicolò Barella, 21, has featured heavily recently. Mancini also brought Sandro Tonali, another 18-year-old from Serie B side Brescia, along for experience this month and there is a growing sense he is giving Italy the reconfiguration they have needed for years. Perhaps the dark days of 12 months ago had to come before the dawn. NA Nations League features Pinterest David de Gea has been heavily criticised for his performances with Spain. Photograph: Pixathlon/REX/Shutterstock England Share on LinkedIn Britt Assombalonga (@BrittOfficials)CAF puts 22 names instead of 23 & leaves my name out.. just about to walk out and start the game & get told I can’t play 👍🏽 cheers..November 18, 2018 Italy (@azzurri)Minute 94, step up @MPolitano16! ⚽pic.twitter.com/anOcCpen28#ITALYUSA 🇮🇹🇺🇸#VivoAzzurroNovember 21, 2018 Sportblog Share on Pinterest Outplayed at home by Northern Ireland in a friendly and relegated from their Nations League group, the Republic will be among the third seeds for next month’s Euro 2020 draw in Dublin. They were not likely to finish higher, especially given the number of new and makeshift players required to deploy. But it is hard to describe the last year as a period of transition under Martin O’Neill when there has been little sign of an attempt to progress towards anything in particular. The team often seemed disjointed and aimless, and when an approach was discernible, damage limitation seemed to be their mission. This, then, has been a wasted year and he and Roy Keane have now left their positions. So now is time for real change. Long-term, the solution must involve Football Association of Ireland reform. Short-term, Ireland’s attempt to qualify for Euro 2020 would be more interesting to watch under, say, Dundalk’s Stephen Kenny, who tends to nurture creativity and has long maintained there is more talent in Ireland than supposed. Let us see what he can do. It could not be worse than the last year. Paul Doyle4) Van Dijk is leading Dutch resurgenceGiven that the Netherlands were fortunate only to concede twice against Germany on Monday, it would be pushing it to say that Virgil van Dijk had a good game. The Liverpool centre-back’s partnership with the inexperienced Matthijs de Ligt was an area of vulnerability, much to the delight of the dangerous Timo Werner, and the truth is that Germany ought to have been out of sight long before blowing their 2-0 lead late on. Yet profligate finishing from Joachim Löw’s inconsistent side kept the contest alive and when the Netherlands needed someone to rise to the occasion, it was Van Dijk who accepted the responsibility that comes with wearing the captain’s armband. Just when it seemed the Dutch revival was grinding to a halt, the 27-year-old gave his young team-mates a lesson in leadership by coming up with the volley that sent them into the Nations League finals. JS5) Nations League is great but Spain aren’t. Or are they?“The Nations League has been a total success,” Luis Enrique said. Well, he did after the first two games anyway. After the third and fourth, he noted that qualification for Euro 2020 was the primary objective. Which said something about the way results had shifted perspective. The format left Croatia and Spain going into the final 15 minutes in Zagreb knowing only a win would do. That lent itself to a frantic, wild finale, one of the most exciting games anyone could remember — and in doing so proved the Spain manager right. This competition has been a huge success. But, for many in Spain, it also suggested he – and the selección – might be wrong. After victory at Wembley and a 6-0 thrashing of Croatia, there was optimism unbound; after two 3-2 defeats, pessimism took hold. Are Spain just not that good any more? And what should their identity be? Luis Enrique had proposed a variation on tiki-taka and most welcomed that; now they’re not so sure. Defensively vulnerable, they have no striker that entirely convinces and some even wonder if Sergio Busquets is coming to an end, ushering in a central role for Rodri. That would leave just Sergio Ramos, protected from the worst criticism which has focused, not always fairly and certainly not coincidentally, on two Premier League players: David de Gea and Álvaro Morata. It also drew attention to another Premier League player they already admired, one they blamed for not making the final four and one they wish they had: Kane. Sid Lowe Facebook Facebook Share via Email Spain Mick McCarthy leads the way after O’Neill and Keane leave Ireland roles Twitter Topics 8) Crunch time for Congos despite travails of Britt abroadIt is nearly 6,000 miles from Middlesbrough to Brazzaville, a heck of a long way for Britt Assombalonga to travel only to be told by a Confederation of African Football official that his late call-up for the Congolese derby had not been registered in time. “Just about to walk out and start the game and get told I can’t play. Cheers,” tweeted the Democratic Republic of Congo striker. His replacement, Kabonga Kasongo, opened the scoring but Thievy Bifouma equalised for the hosts. The draw left both Congos outside the qualifying places for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations. Both need to win their last matches: DR Congo are at home to second-place Liberia while Congo travel to group leaders Zimbabwe. Those ties are in March, plenty of time for administrators to sort themselves out. PD Twitter Netherlands 10) Could Australia’s new hero be a Scotsman called Boyle?The striking conundrum that has played on Australian minds since Tim Cahill’s goalscoring gradually waned on his way into international retirement may have been solved by the unlikeliest candidate – a 24-year-old Scot from Aberdeen who only set foot in Australia a few weeks ago. Hibs striker Martin Boyle, making his first start after debuting against South Korea on Saturday, scored two and set up one in the Socceroos’ 3-0 win over Lebanon and in doing so, stole a march on other hopefuls in the race to become the man Graham Arnold can count on for goals. A promising display off the bench against the Koreans prompted Arnold to tell Boyle he should take Cahill’s famed No 4 shirt. It might have been a joke, but Boyle’s effervescent performance did much to suggest there could be some weight to the argument he is the one Australia have been looking for. Mike Hytner Read more Italy Pinterest Share on Facebook Share on WhatsApp Share on Twitter 6) Neymar injury bodes ill for PSG and for the sportMilton Keynes and Neymar are not automatically synonymous with each other and the Brazil forward may count the cost of his short time there. Neymar was forced off eight minutes into the narrow friendly win over Cameroon and, while his groin injury is not thought to be serious, it is the last thing Paris Saint-Germain will have wanted before next Wednesday’s Champions League meeting with Liverpool. PSG will also sweat on Kylian Mbappé, replaced during France’s win over Uruguay, and it does not seem a coincidence that they fit into a wider trend of players who competed in the World Cup knockout rounds pulling up lame. Research conducted by the Times suggests 52 of their 84 Premier League peers who got that far have suffered injuries since. The appetite for a reconfiguration of the football landscape – as long as it is to their liking, of course – among the biggest clubs is more voracious than ever and if the big-name injuries keep piling up then they will consider their case strengthened. Nick Ames7) Sparkling Kosovo on verge of something specialIn March five years will have passed since, amid near-unplayable conditions on a filthy pitch in Mitrovica, Kosovo contested their first official match against Haiti. The friendly itself was turgid but nobody present could forget the sheer joy and affirmation of national identity that radiated from those packed inside. Nobody could have foreseen how quickly things would move on, either, but something extraordinary has happened. Kosovo have become one of the most vibrant national teams in Europe and it is not fanciful to think they are on the verge of something special. Some of their football in an outwardly tricky Group D3 was scintillating and by the end it was clear that Bernard Challandes’ team comfortably belongs a tier higher. In Milot Rashica and Arber Zeneli, who scored a hat-trick in Tuesday’s decisive 4-0 win over Azerbaijan, they have two of the most exciting young wingers in Europe and they have benefitted from the eagerness of so many second-generation Kosovan-Albanians to represent a state torn apart in the 1990s. They have 16 months to wait until facing neighbours Macedonia, themselves firmly on the up, in what would be a mouthwatering Euro 2020 play-off semi-final, but will fancy their chances of causing serious concern to whoever they face in the qualifiers before that. NA Kosovo’s Arber Zeneli scored a hat-trick against Azerbaijan. Photograph: Florion Goga/Reuters Reuse this content Australia Share on Messenger
Argentina striker Sergio Aguero has hit out at the refereeing decisions during his side’s Copa America semi-final defeat to Brazil, claiming VAR was at fault for the Selecao’s second goal.With the hosts 1-0 up through a goal from Aguero’s Manchester City team-mate Gabriel Jesus, the Argentine looked to be tripped by Dani Alves inside the Brazil box in the 70th minute.Referee Roddy Zambrano waved away the Albiceleste’s appeals for a penalty, with Brazil able to launch an attack of their own which ended in Roberto Firmino making it 2-0 and all but ending the tie. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Despite the presence of VAR the decision not to award the penalty for Argentina was not officially reviewed – a call Argentina captain Lionel Messi blasted as “bullsh*t” in an angry post-match interview.And Aguero concurred with his team-mate, believing that the blatancy of the foul on him meant some of his team-mates switched off in the build-up to Firmino’s goal.”The feeling is not good. The second goal was controversial,” he told reporters. “Juan [Foyth] stops thinking that the referee was going to stop. VAR worked very well until today – incredible!”We do not pay attention to those things on the pitch, except for the blow that Dani Alves gives me from behind.”I do not know why he did not check it. At the time, he [Zambrano] may not see it, and they told us that the VAR would become like a fifth referee.”Defeat means Argentina’s wait for a senior trophy at international level goes on, with the South American superpower having failed to win anything other than the Olympics (which is contested predominantly by Under-23 players) since lifting the Copa America trophy in 1993.Performances have improved throughout the tournament in Brazil, however, and Aguero – a veteran of 94 international caps – believes the future is bright under rookie coach Lionel Scaloni.He added: “It was all very new. We’re leaving with a good feeling. There are team-mates who have not previously had the chance to play in competitions like this, and they did very well.”They are the future of the national team. Rest assured that this is going to change, and we need to give them confidence.”Brazil’s win means they will meet either Peru or defending champions Chile in Sunday’s final as they look to secure a first Copa America title since 2007.
Ask any college kid and you know that Taco Bell and booze go together like, well, Taco Bell and booze. The chain — having opened or planned a series of Cantina concepts that serve alcohol already — is continuing its foray into the booze realm with its own beer.To do so, Taco Bell partnered with New York’s Blue Point Brewing to launch Big City Bell Pilsner. Taco Bell previously brewed a beer for its Newport Beach Cantina in California, but with multiple locations receiving the beer (and the renown of the brewery involved), this seems a bigger step for the brand.Taco BellThe beer will be served in the three Manhattan-area Taco Bell Cantinas for $6 per serving. There were no plans revealed to bring the Taco Bell beer to the rest of the restaurant’s cantinas, but we can’t help but wonder if there’s a larger plan afoot.“We’re so excited to be part of the Cantina launch in our hometown,” Blue Point president Jenna Lally said. “We’re looking forward to New Yorkers relaxing and enjoying some tacos with the new Big City Bell Pilsner.” 9 Best Fall Beers to Drink This Year, According to the Brewing Experts America’s Oldest City Has a Super-Modern Dining and Drinking Scene Editors’ Recommendations The Best Coffee-Infused Beers to Flip All the Switches 10 Destination-Worthy Food Halls Throughout the U.S. A Taco Bell Hotel? Yes, the Fast Food Chain is Opening a Resort. No, This is Not a Joke The Big City Bell Pilsner’s “crisp and balanced body” was designed to pair well with Taco Bell’s food, using a blend of hops evoking lime and other citrus aromas. The previous collaboration with Newport Beach, Beach Bell, was a “Mexican-style amber lager” brewed with California’s Four Sons Brewing for the opening the Newport Cantina in December 2017.The beers aren’t changing the game, but it’s another signal that craft beer is making its way to the mainstream. The results, we hope, remain tasty.Since 2015, Taco Bell has opened 19 cantinas and 16 urban in-line restaurants in addition to its traditional suburban drive-thru restaurants. Among those cantinas opening in Manhattan include the 500 8th Experience, which will also roll out five ways to order, nine order touch points, and a new Cantina nachos menu. Likewise, it will debut a few new freeze flavors — which can be made into “Twisted Freezes” with rum, vodka or tequila — like the Frozen Mule and Party Punch. Earlier this year, Taco Bell also tested frosé (as if we needed another place to add to our already overcrowded brunch options list).Taco Bell is upping the fast food game in a big way with their boozy offerings — potentially bringing a Taco Bell beer to a location near you. If they don’t make it to your city, though, you can always just get some Taco Bell to go or, better yet, make some tacos and drink some brews.
New Delhi: Food and beverages major PepsiCo India on Sunday said it plans to invest Rs 514 crore over the next three years to set up a greenfield snacks manufacturing plant in Uttar Pradesh.The new investment plan is in line with PepsiCo’s goal to double its snacks business in the country by 2022 and is expected to help create over 1,500 jobs, both direct and indirect, the company said in a statement.A memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the project was signed between the company and the Uttar Pradesh government at the ground-breaking ceremony of the investor summit in the state in the presence of Home Minister Amit Shah and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, it added. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalPepsiCo India President and CEO Ahmed ElSheikh said, “PepsiCo is committed to growing its food and beverage business sustainably in India. We have a long relationship with the people of Uttar Pradesh. As we look to double our snacks business over the next few years, we intend to invest Rs 514 crore approximately to expand our footprint in Uttar Pradesh.” The company said as part of this project, PepsiCo India would expand its backward integration with local farmers and help bring agricultural best practices to enable socio-economic growth for potato farmers in Uttar Pradesh. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost”To enable the supply chain, the company will set up a cold storage facility and this would also give an impetus to the development of ancillary and other support industries in the state,” it added.PepsiCo India currently sources all the potato used in Lay’s and Uncle Chipps from local farmers under its agri program through which it works with over 24,000 farmers across 13 states through various agriculture and sourcing initiatives.
Kolkata: Seikh Manik, a resident of Memari in East Burdwan, who went to the sea along his wife in New Digha, was swept away by a strong current. Manik went missing since Sunday afternoon while his wife, identified as Ashura Bibi, was rescued by local residents.In a separate incident, a 10-year-old boy from Howrah, who had ventured into the sea for bathing, was saved after local residents saw him battling for life. He was rescued following the intervention of the sea divers. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe boy has been identified as Sourav Mondal, a resident of Uluberia in Howrah district. According to East Midnapore district administration, there was an alert that sea may remain turbulent. Police stations in the coastal areas conducted campaigns to stop people from venturing into the sea. Police personnel are on surveillance on the sea beaches such as Digha, Mandarmani, Gopalpur. The district administration has issued alert to coastal areas police stations to restrict people from going to the sea as it would remain rough on Sunday. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwaySeikh went to the sea along with his wife Ashura in the afternoon. While taking bath Seikh and his wife suddenly lost balance as a mighty wave hit them. The man was immediately swept by a strong current while the wife shouted for help to draw the attention of the people on the sea shore. Sea divers managed to rescue the woman but her husband was swept away by a strong current. Police are yet to recover the body of Seikh Manik till Sunday evening. The two injured persons were taken to the hospital. Sea divers also rescued Sourav Mondal on Sunday.
TORONTO – An Ontario man who travelled to Syria to support an Islamic militant group will spend another two years behind bars after pleading guilty to a terror charge, his lawyer said Tuesday.Kevin Omar Mohamed was sentenced in a Toronto court to 4 1/2 years in prison, with 2 1/2 years credit for time already served, his lawyer Paul Slansky said.Mohamed, 25, has been in custody since his arrest in March 2016 on weapons-related charges, which were later changed to a terror charge.He pleaded guilty in early June to one count of participating in or contributing to, directly or indirectly, any activity of a terrorist group for the purpose of enhancing the ability of any terrorist group to facilitate or carry out a terrorist activity.“Although there was no evidence presented to support this and, accordingly, no finding made to support this, my client did what he did to help the Syrian people to secure the overthrow of the (Bashar al-Assad) regime,” Slansky said in an email.“Obviously, this was not the way to proceed. He now recognizes this and accordingly pleaded guilty.”Details of the case were made public for the first time Monday at Mohamed’s sentencing hearing.An agreed statement of facts read in court laid out how the former University of Waterloo student flew to Turkey in the spring of 2014 and made his way into Syria, where he met with members of Jabhat-Al-Nusra, a listed terrorist group.“His purpose was to enhance the ability of that group to commit terrorist activity,” the statement said.Mohamed returned to Canada roughly a month later after his mother and brother convinced him to come home, it said.Court heard Mohamed also encouraged others to join militants in Syria through social media, which he used under several pseudonyms. On one of his accounts, he described himself as “a supporter of international terrorism,” the statement said.While overseas, he tweeted a public invitation for others to join him, stressing how easy it was to enter through Turkey, court heard. On another occasion, he suggested it was easy to avoid detection from “security agencies” when travelling to Syria.Later tweets urged those who share his beliefs to move to “lands of jihad” or consider carrying out attacks in their own communities, the statement said.Mohamed left his mother’s home in Whitby, Ont., east of Toronto, in February of last year and was put under police surveillance, the document said. But Mohamed caught on, withdrew $3,500 and went offline, managing to evade police for several days, it said.His mother reported him missing to both local police and RCMP later that month.Police tracked Mohamed in March of last year to the University of Waterloo campus, where he was sleeping in empty rooms, the statement said. He was arrested on March 25.Officers found a black computer bag that belonged to him and that contained a large hunting knife, heavy work gloves, a wallet and two sets of keys, court heard.They obtained a warrant to search lockers that matched they keys and found a number of items, including pages of handwritten notes marked with the Arabic word for assassination, the document said.
The Canadian PressPRINCE ALBERT, Sask. _ A psychologist says a man who beat, raped and then set a woman on fire is not necessarily at high risk to reoffend.Dr. Terry Nicholaichuk testified Monday at a hearing to determine whether Leslie Ivan Roderick Black should be declared a dangerous offender.Black pleaded guilty to attempted murder of Marlene Bird, who was burned so badly that doctors had to amputate both her legs after the June 2014 attack in Prince Albert, Sask.If Black is designated a dangerous offender, he will face an indeterminate prison sentence.Nicholaichuk, who was testifying for the defence, described Black as cognitively compromised, but not emotionless or sociopathic.He says Black requires intensive, long-term therapy, but does not have an ongoing “pattern of brutality” which makes an offender a high risk to the public.Nicholaichuk noted there is no peer-reviewed evidence to suggest a relationship between the level of harm done to a victim and rates of reoffending, but did say those who have shown an pattern of violence are highly likely to commit more violent crimes.“Mr. Black has many serious challenges to overcome if he is to survive in the community,” Nicholaichuk said. “He wants to be more successful but frankly he doesn’t have the skills.”If Black remains in prison, Nicholaichuk said, his treatment options will be severely limited. Nicholaichuk recommended Black serve his sentence in a British Columbia institution where he will be distanced from media coverage and have access to Indigenous cultural programming.A psychiatrist testified last week that officials can’t presume to understand Black and what he’s capable of given what he did to Bird even though he had no history of email@example.com
Dakhla – The 27th Crans Montana Forum, held on March 17-22 in Dakhla, awarded, on Friday, prizes to several foreign figures for their tireless efforts and laudable actions in favor of peace, human dignity and freedom.During a ceremony chaired by health minister El Houssaine Louardi, the Forum’s council granted the 2016 Foundation Prize to the first lady of Afghanistan Rula Ghani who brought a human touch to the management of public affairs in her country.In addition, golden medals were given to several personalities for their adherence to the Forum’s values, namely: Polish John Abraham Godson who is a human rights activist and a former MP, foreign minister of the Republic of Vanuatu Bruno Leingkone and former environment minister of the Solomon Islands John Moffat Fugui. On this occasion, the 2016 excellence label was given to the Port of Dakar.
Yes, GOP, Democrats can compromise on huge $1.1 trillion spending bill – with election looming AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Andrew Taylor, The Associated Press Posted Jan 14, 2014 1:32 am MDT Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, following a Democratic policy lunch. A massive $1.1 trillion spending bill, aimed at funding the government through October and putting to rest the bitter budget battles of last year, is getting generally positive reviews from House Republicans who are eager to avoid another shutdown crisis with elections looming. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) WASHINGTON – A chastened Congress is putting aside the crisis-driven budget battles of the past three years, embracing a $1.1 trillion spending bill that restores or smooths the sharpest edges of the automatic cuts imposed as a result of its own dysfunction.The huge election-year legislation preserves the downward trajectory on government spending demanded by Republicans. Yet the bipartisan measure steaming through Congress also preserves President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul and stricter regulation of financial markets — and deflects the most significant attempts by Republicans to rewrite environmental rules and force other changes.Lawmakers hope the compromise will show disgruntled voters before next fall’s midterm election that Washington — especially its unpopular Congress — can perform its most basic function of responsibly funding the government. The bravado that prompted tea party Republicans to force a government shutdown in hopes of derailing “Obamacare” is long gone, replaced by an election-year desire to focus attention on the administration’s troubled rollout of the health care law instead of lurching from crisis to crisis.“The average American looking at this, it looks pretty dysfunctional for the last couple of years,” said Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla. “We need to rack up some achievements here — not just for Republicans but for incumbents in general and for the institution.”There could still be bumps in the road. Congress needs to raise the government’s borrowing cap by the end of February or early March, and it’s unclear how big of a battle that will be.As for the 1,582-page compromise spending bill the GOP-led House is slated to pass Wednesday, it funds the operations of virtually every federal agency, making cuts and additions reflecting the trade-offs of divided government. While delivering relief from painful budget cuts and caps known as sequestration, it still imposes a 3 per cent cut on agency budgets relative to those approved last year before automatic reductions lopped about $60 billion from them.The measure doesn’t contain in-your-face victories for either side.The primary achievement is that there is an agreement in the first place. Last year’s collapse of the budget process was followed by a 16-day government shutdown and another brush with a disastrous default on U.S. debt. After the shutdown and debt crisis last fall, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray, D-Wash., struck an agreement to avoid a repeat of the 5 per cent cut applied to domestic agencies last year and to prevent the Pentagon from absorbing about $20 billion in new cuts.At the White House, President Barack Obama expressed support for the compromise and urged Congress to “pass that funding measure as quickly as possible so that all these agencies have some certainty around their budgets.”The measure contains dozens of hard-fought agreements between Democrats and Republicans as it fleshes out the details of the budget deal that Congress passed last month. That pact gave relatively modest but much-sought relief to the Pentagon and to domestic agencies after the deep budget cuts of last year.Republicans were denied the ability to handcuff agencies responsible for implementing Obamacare and new Wall Street regulations, but they succeeded in curbing those budgets. Democrats won a big funding increase for Head Start early childhood education but were denied other money they wanted.The huge bill reflects the nuts-and-bolts culture of the appropriations process. That used to occupy Congress for month but came off the rails last year. Now, no item is too small: For instance, Rep. Jose Serrano, D-N.Y., succeeded in blocking the Postal Service from selling a Depression-era post office in his Bronx district.The bill is laced with sweeteners. One provision exempts disabled veterans and survivors of military spouses from a pension cut enacted last month. The bill also contains increases for veterans’ medical care backed by both sides and fully funds the $6.7 billion budget for food aid for low-income pregnant women and their children.Yet the National Institutes of Health’s proposed budget of $29.9 billion falls short of the $31 billion budget it won when Democrats controlled Congress. Democrats did win a $100 million increase, to $600 million, for so-called TIGER grants for high-priority transportation infrastructure projects, a program that started with the 2009 stimulus bill.The spending bill would spare the Pentagon from a brutal second-wave cut of $20 billion in additional reductions on top of last year’s $34 billion sequestration cut, which led to furloughs of civilian employees and hit training and readiness accounts.It also contains a longstanding provision blocking the Postal Service from ending Saturday mail delivery and closing rural post offices, a rule that’s taking on greater importance as Congress contemplates cost-cutting steps for the post office.There’s plenty for various lawmakers to oppose, not the least of which was the closed process that delivered the measure to rank-and-file members as a take-it-or-leave it proposition. But many battle-weary lawmakers are willing to overlook that.Rep. Steve Womack, R-Ark., said the bill would get “our country off this notion of shutting the government down” and would allow Republicans to “keep the spotlight on some other issues that affect the other side that we think are very important,” a reference to the health care law that’s weighing politically on Democrats.Tea party favourites like Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, were slow to criticize the measure, which appears likely to pass the Senate no later than Saturday and probably before. Cruz was a key force in the politically disastrous strategy to shut down the government over funding of Obamacare. Outside groups like Heritage Action and Club for Growth lit into the bill and urged a “no” vote, but the effort lacks the passion of the fall shutdown showdown.Western Republicans from timber country were anxious about a cutoff of funding of federal payments in lieu of taxes to towns surrounded by federal lands but were reassured that the payments would be extended though separate legislation. Gulf Coast lawmakers praised a provision aimed at delaying federal flood insurance premium increases from new flood maps that have proven faulty, but the provision left in place other changes enacted in 2012.On Tuesday, the House by routine voice vote approved a short-term funding bill to extend the Senate’s deadline until midnight Saturday. The Senate was expected to follow suit. The current short-term spending bill expires at midnight Wednesday.___Associated Press writer Donna Cassata contributed to this report.
More than 2 million used cars change hands in quarter one, a -4.8% decline but still the third highest Q1 level on record.AFV demand grows 15.9%, with sales of used, zero emission cars up more than a third (33.8%).Superminis remain most popular used purchase, while dual purpose transactions enjoy fastest growth. Britain’s used car market had a relatively solid start to the year, with sales surpassing 2 million in the first three months, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). 2,031,661 vehicles changed hands, a -4.8% (-102,295 units) year-on-year decline compared with Q1 2017.Demand for petrol engine cars fell -9.7%, as diesel registrations rose 2.0% and interest in alternatively fuelled vehicles grew 15.9%, with some 24,697 hybrid, plug-in hybrid and fully electric cars finding a new owner.In particular, zero emission electric cars enjoyed a surge in popularity, with demand rising 33.8% to 2,927 units, followed by hybrids, which rose 14.1%. Together they represented 1.2% of all used car transactions in the quarter, while petrol fuelled models took a 55.9% market share and diesel 42.8%.Elsewhere, trends closely followed the new car market, with black gaining ground to overtake silver/aluminium as the favourite used car colour, and blue, grey and white making up the rest of the top five. Superminis continued to be the most popular body type, followed by lower and upper medium, and then dual purpose – which enjoyed the fastest growth in Q1, up 12.8%, with more than 206,500 changing hands.Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said,Despite the overall decline in demand, the UK’s used car sector remains at a very high level and it’s great to see millions of consumers benefitting from some of the latest, safest and cleanest models now filtering into the market. To maintain this choice and make the fastest possible improvements to air quality, we need stability in the new car market. That means giving consumers confidence to trade in their older cars for the best new, low emission model to suit their needs – whatever the fuel type..Notes to editorsUsed car data supporting this release was sourced by SMMT from DVLA.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
The latest issue of International Mining Project News, out today, has reports on 23 Prefeasibility Studies, 17 Feasibility studies, 38 projects in development, four new mines that have gone into production, five existing mines that are expanding, eight merger and acquisition announcements and many new appointments to new positions. The reports cover 39 gold projects, 22 copper, 12 iron ore, nine coal, eight silver, three each of molybdenum and zinc, two each of lithium, vanadium, titanium, potash, lead, manganese, rare earths and nickel and one of each of tin, magnesium, diamonds, silicon, cobalt, phosphate, zeolite and base metals. This fortnightly project watch is a great way of keeping up to date with your peers – other mining companies, other consultants or other engineering companies. These issues build into a global mine project overview. If you are a supplier – it is full of potential sales leads.Stornoway Diamond has announced the results of the Feasibility Study for the Renard Diamond Project located in North Central Québec. The FS outlines a combined open pit and underground mine plan and was prepared by SNC Lavalin with contributions from AMEC Americas for the design of the underground mine and diamond processing plant and G Mining Services for open pit mine design and cash flow analysis. 11 year reserve-based mine life with maximum diamond production peaking at 2.1 Mct/y, and averaging 1.7 Mct/y life of mine.BHP Billiton has approved a $822 million (BHP Billiton share $698 million) investment for the development of its Orebody 24 mine, located approximately 10 km north-east of Newman, Western Australia. Orebody 24 is a sustaining mine to maintain iron ore production output from the Newman Joint Venture operations. The new Orebody 24 mine will have a capacity of 17 Mt/y.Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold will, before the end of this year, present, the Environmental Impact Study for the expansion of the Cerro Verde copper-molybdenum mine.EMED Mining is getting closer to the re-opening of the Rio Tinto mine in Spain to produce approximately 37,000 t of copper-in-concentrate based on processing 9.0 Mt/y of ore.Kazakhstan’s state mining company, Tau-Ken Samruk, plans to begin construction of a third gold refinery next year to process an expected increase in volumes of the precious metal, the country’s Industry Ministry said. The refinery will have a capacity to produce 25 t/y of bullion and could cost up to $30 million to build.Beadell Resources has announced that the first drawdown for $30 million from the company’s $90 million project finance facility has occurred. Managing Director, Peter Bowler: “This is another very important milestone for Beadell as we continue unabated to make good on our strategy to commence gold production at Tucano between April and June 2012. Construction and mining continues apace.”Deep Yellow has announced that its wholly owned Namibian operating subsidiary, Reptile Uranium Namibia (RUN) has submitted the Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIA) to the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) for the Shiyela iron project. The project is located entirely within its 100% held Exclusive Prospecting Licence 3496. The EIA incorporates an assessment for a mine initially producing 2 Mt/y of a high quality magnetite product, which could be expanded to 7.5 Mt/y depending on port capacity, ongoing exploration success and market economics.Oracle Coalfields, the UK developer of a 14,000 Mt coal resource in the south-eastern desert of the Sindh Province, Pakistan, has announced that its 80% owned subsidiary, Sindh Carbon Energy, has submitted an application for a 30 year mining lease, with a 30 year extension, for the company’s Block VI Thar Coalfield Project.Legend International Holdings plans to begin phosphate rock production and sales operations from its Paradise rock deposits in Australia for domestic value added sales and exports.Ausenco has been awarded a A$45 million Create phase engineering services contract for the $1.8 billion Bozshakol copper project owned by Kazakhmys. Ausenco Minerals and Metals business will be providing engineering services for the concentrator plant that is expected to have a throughput of around 28 28 Mt/y.Poseidon Nickel has submitted a detailed Mining Proposal for the Mount Windarra Mine to the Western Australian Government in order to seek approval to both restart mining operations and to build a processing plant on the site. The proposal includes mining up to 500,000 t/y ore from Mount Windarra with an initial mine life of six years.Altona Mining has exposed the Kylylahti orebody for the first time at a vertical depth of 150 m. This is an important milestone in Altona’s path to copper production in Finland; first concentrate production is expected in the first quarter of 2012.In Botswana, both Hana Mining and Discovery Metals have news from their exciting copper projects.Polar Star Mining has begun production at its Chépica epithermal gold-silver-copper mine in central Chile.Minefinders has approved the construction of a mill, expected to have a minimum capacity of 6,500 t/d, and the development of an underground resource at its Dolores mine.Monument Mining has advised that the Phase III gold plant expansion construction at the Selinsing Gold Mine is approximately 30% complete and is progressing as planned targeting completion by May 2012. The Phase III expansion is estimated to cost $8.1 million. Its objective is to increase capacity of the gold treatment processing plant from 400,000 t/y to some 1 Mt/y through installation of an additional crusher, a primary ball mill, three leach tanks, and other improvements to the gold room, detox circuit, tailing pipelines and pumping system.In New Zealand Solid Energy is applying to the Grey District and West Coast Regional Councils for resource consents which would support the company’s exploration of a substantial resource of export-grade hard coking coal near Greymouth.Full details on all these projects and information on and contacts for many, many more are to be found in the November 18 issue of International Mining Project News….To receive the full report, subscriptions to this service can be registered and paid for on-line (SUBSCRIBE TO IM PROJECT NEWS BUTTTON), or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a free trial copy.
GOOGLE HAS TEAMED up with a number of automakers to bring its Android platform to cars.The Open Automotive Alliance, which consists of Audi, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai and chipmaker Nvidia, will bring a specially-designed Android system to vehicles.The first cars with Android integration are expected to arrive at the end of the year.Google hopes to add more automakers to the group over time and said that it will “enthusiastically work” with any company that’s wants to integrate the service into their cars.The group has already been in touch with US government agencies like the National Highways Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to ensure the new system doesn’t distract drivers while they’re on the road.With the global auto industry expected to reach 85 million sales this year, the move gives Android another opportunity to add to the one billion smartphone and tablet activations it has.This isn’t the first time that automakers have teamed up with technology companies. Ford Motors and Microsoft teamed up to create SYNC while Apple has partnered with a number of car companies to allow for Siri integration.Read: Take an inside peek inside one of Google’s most controversial projects >Read: Spain watchdog fines Google €900,000 for privacy ‘violations’ >
Share40 Tweet Email1 Short URL The man threatened staff at the shop in Carlow http://jrnl.ie/3248180 16,526 Views Staff held at knifepoint during robbery at Mace shop in Carlow this morning The incident happened in Bennekerry on the Hacketstown Road at 8am this morning. Image: Facebook By Sean Murray 7 Comments Sunday 19 Feb 2017, 7:43 PM The man threatened staff at the shop in Carlow Image: Facebook GARDAÍ IN CARLOW are trying to trace a man who robbed a Mace shop at Bennekerry on the Hacketstown Road at 8am this morning.Pictures from the CCTV camera show the man obscuring his face as he enters the shop.A garda spokesperson said that the man produced a knife and threatened staff, demanding them to hand over money from the tills.He is believed to left the scene with a sum of cash.His face remains covered throughout, but the man wore a white jacket, black trousers and is believed to have fled the scene on foot in the direction of Carlow town.No one was injured, and the scene was preserved for technical examination.In a Facebook post, the shop owner said that the man had “traumatised his staff” in the process of the robbery.The owner also urged anyone who may have seen anything or was in the area at the time to come forward with information. Source: FacebookRead: Gardaí probe fatal stabbing after man left dead at Tallaght houseRead: Gardaí seize more guns and ammunition – this time in Dublin’s north inner city Feb 19th 2017, 7:43 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Sécurité sociale : de nouvelles mesures pour combler le déficitHier, le gouvernement a présenté le projet de loi de financement de la Sécurité Sociale pour l’année 2012. Celui-ci inclut de nombreuses mesures destinées à réduire les dépenses afin de combler le déficit de l’assurance maladie. Les comptes de la Sécurité sociale sont toujours dans le rouge, mais la situation semble s’arranger. Hier, le gouvernement a présenté le projet de loi de financement de la sécurité sociale (PLFSS) pour l’année 2012 et ainsi fait le point sur les progrès effectués. “Entre 2010 et 2012, nous serons parvenus à réduire de 40 % le déficit du régime général et à diviser par deux celui de la branche assurance-maladie”, s’est félicitée la ministre du Budget Valérie Pécresse. L’Etat entend donc bien poursuivre les efforts réalisés et a énuméré les mesures prises pour combler davantage le déficit, dont certaines auront un effet direct sur les dépenses des Français.À lire aussiAntihistaminique : qu’est-ce que c’est ? A quoi ça sert ?Parmi celles-ci, on note par exemple les mesures concernant le secteur des médicaments. D’ici peu, les traitements sous brevet et les génériques afficheront une baisse de leur prix grâce notamment à la baisse des marges des grossistes répartiteurs. De plus, comme l’ont suggéré il y a peu les fabricants, les génériques, moins chers, feront l’objet d’une grande campagne destinée à encourager la prescription auprès des médecins et des pharmaciens. Au contraire, une liste de médicaments jugés comme inefficaces sera prochainement établie par la Haute autorité de santé et le ministère de la Santé et conduira à une suppression de leur prise en charge. Côté mutuelle, l’augmentation, de 3,5% à 7%, de la taxe sur les conventions d’assurance “solidaires et responsables”, qui constituent l’essentiel des contrats proposés, pourrait être répercutée sur les cotisations des assurés. Par ailleurs, les indemnités journalières (IJ) de maladie (proportionnelles au salaire) baisseront, en raison d’un changement de leur mode de calcul par l’Assurance maladie qui entend bien de plus renforcer ses contrôles sur les IJ.+ 6% pour le tabac Enfin, comme déjà annoncé, le gouvernement va relever plusieurs taxes à la consommation. Ceci concernera la vente de tabac qui verra en 2012 sa taxe augmenter de 6% supplémentaires, qui s’ajouteront au 6% déjà prévus pour octobre 2011. De même, pour les boissons alcoolisées dont les taxes augmenteront également. Quant à la fameuse taxe sur les boissons à sucres ajoutés, le gouvernement n’y a pas renoncé malgré les nombreuses critiques et entend augmenter le prix moyen d’une canette de un centime. Le 23 septembre 2011 à 12:29 • Maxime Lambert