first_imgMOST READ Toronto’s Serge Ibaka was ejected in the second quarter.After Griffin’s three-point play put Detroit ahead 112-111 with 10.1 seconds left in the fourth quarter, Toronto was out of timeouts. But the Pistons lost DeRozan near midcourt, and he went all the way in for a dunk with 4.6 seconds left, drawing a foul in the process.“We didn’t do what we were supposed to do. I’m not going any further than that,” Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said. “I’m not going to throw someone under the bus, but we didn’t do what we were supposed to do.”DeRozan cut a finger, but he made the free throw to put the Raptors up by two. Griffin scored inside with 0.9 seconds left to tie it.TIP-INSRaptors: G Deion Wright left the game with a sprained big toe on his right foot, and F OG Anunoby was out with a sprained right ankle. … Toronto trailed 59-45 at halftime before outscoring Detroit 40-25 in the third quarter.Pistons: F Stanley Johnson missed the game because of back spasms.STANDINGSToronto leads Boston by 2 ½ games atop the East. Detroit is now five games out of the final playoff spot in the conference.SPLIT CROWDWith Detroit located right on the border with Canada, there were plenty of Toronto fans on hand, and chants of “Let’s go Raptors!” broke out periodically.ERRORSThere were three turnovers in the final second of regulation. After Griffin’s tying bank shot, the Raptors’ inbound pass went out of bounds off a Toronto player around midcourt with 0.3 seconds to play. Then Griffin’s long pass toward the basket went out without touching anyone, giving the ball back to the Raptors.They tried a similar long pass, but the same thing happened. Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet shoots the game-winning basket in overtime during the team’s NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, Wednesday, March 7, 2018, in Detroit. The Raptors won 121-119. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT — In the final seconds of both regulation and overtime, DeMar DeRozan pushed the ball up the court and went straight toward the basket.The first time, he threw down a dunk for the game’s most spectacular highlight. Then a few minutes later, DeRozan had the ball in his hands again in a similar spot.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding “Neither one of us had timeouts,” Casey said. “Just kind of trying to give it back to each other.”UP NEXTRaptors: Host the NBA-leading Houston Rockets on Friday night.Pistons: Host the Chicago Bulls on Friday night. Read Next “I knew they would be more prone to collapse on me the next time,” the Toronto star said.With Detroit’s defenders cutting off his path to the rim, DeRozan made a simple pass to Fred VanVleet, whose tiebreaking jumper with 1.1 seconds remaining gave the Raptors a 121-119 victory over the Pistons on Wednesday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutDeRozan finished with 42 points in the overtime win, and Toronto became the first NBA team to clinch a playoff berth this season.“We need to be hardened and face some adversity,” Raptors coach Dwane Casey said. “Tonight was one of those tests. I think each game we go into, everybody’s going to give us their best shot.” Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games D-League: Pacesetter CEU crushes AMA by 35 LATEST STORIEScenter_img LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico View comments Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Toronto trailed by 17 in the second quarter but was able to outlast Blake Griffin and the Pistons in a back-and-forth thriller. With the score tied late in overtime, Detroit’s Reggie Bullock missed an open 3-pointer with about five seconds left on the shot clock. The rebound went to DeRozan, who rushed into the frontcourt and got into the lane, where a couple defenders stood in his way. He passed to VanVleet in the left corner.Until then, VanVleet was 1 for 9 from the field, but his shot from just inside the 3-point line gave Toronto the lead.“To win the game at the end there makes me be able to sleep a little bit better at night,” VanVleet said.Griffin, who had tied the game with less than a second remaining in regulation, missed a 3-pointer on the final possession of overtime.The Eastern Conference-leading Raptors have won six straight and 13 of 14. Detroit has lost four in a row and 10 of 12.ADVERTISEMENT Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosalast_img read more

first_imgCayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Ravena is looking forward to hitting the courts anew once he and Kobe Paras return from the 2017 Fiba 3×3 World Cup in Nantes, France, where they will immediately join the Gilas practices on June 22.“Based on what I saw (in the 2017 Seaba Championship), the adjustment you need is you have to find your role in coach Chot’s system,” he said. “Having point guards there with Jio (Jalalon) and Mike (Tolomia), they are already very used with how the system is ran, so I have to find that role in time for the tournaments. Time doesn’t favor me, but I’ll double-time and double the effort.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ 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 LATEST STORIES Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Kiefer Ravena. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/ Joaqui FloresMake no mistake, Kiefer Ravena is hell-bent on making his case for the Gilas Pilipinas roster in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games.Named to the pool on Friday by coach Chot Reyes, the 23-year-old shared that he’s motivated to make the cut which will allow him to take a shot at the history books.ADVERTISEMENT Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Gamble on Smith to give TNT better chance at beating top teams World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide “The chance is here and it’s been a dream of mine to have the record for most medals (in the SEA Games),” he said.With already three gold medals in the regional tiff under his belt, Ravena can get record number four if he makes the final lineup and win the Philippines its 18th championship.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut the two-time UAAP Most Valuable Player knows that advancing to the final 12 is easier said than done, and for now, he just treasures the chance that has been given to him.“I guess I had a good talk with coach Chot and being committed here for the meantime, I’ll just make the most of it. I’m glad to be back and have the opportunity to fight for a spot, especially this upcoming Jones Cup and SEA Games. We’ll see where we’ll go, but I’m just excited to be part of the pool finally,” he said. What ‘missteps’? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

first_imgLegendary fast bowler Jeff Thomson believes that the current group of Indian pacers lack skill and discipline, which was mainly exposed during India’s tour of Australia in the 2014-2015 season. Thomson is in the city as the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) has roped him in for a month-long stint at its bowling academy where young pacers from around the city will be trained by the Australian legend. He will put in another month-long stint at the academy in May next year. “Indian bowlers lack the skill and discipline, where they pitch the ball all the time. That was the biggest thing I saw when the Indian team toured Australia last time. The bowlers did not ball in the right areas. They lost, then their concentration dropped, number of overs dropped and eventually made it very hard,” Thomson told reporters on Monday.”With just good batsman one cannot win matches. You have to have that strength in the bowling also to pick 20 wickets of the opposition,” he added. The former pacer was specially known for his unusual slinging action and an aggressive approach which instilled fear in the hearts of several batsmen in the 1970s. Speaking about the aggressive nature of current pace bowlers, the 65-year-old, said, “A fast bowler has to be aggressive, you can’t be a nice guy and say that was good shot and applause the batsman. You have to come harder and harder at the batsman and try to get him out. You have to be aggressive; you want to be World’s No. 1 bowler.” advertisement”To be at the top spot, you have to be aggressive and bowl at your strengths. You have to better than his team mate. Someone you may fall short of that but you will learn from that,” said the former pacer who played 51 Tests and 50 One-Day Internationals to claim a total of 255 wickets for his country. When asked about his thoughts on Ishant Sharma who recently had a successful Test series in Sri Lanka, Thomson remarked that the pacer is talented, but lacks discipline, just like most of the players in the Indian team. The Australian also felt that Ishant is not in the place where he should have been at this point in his career. “Ishant lacks a bit of discipline. Like I said the whole lot lacks a bit of discipline. He is playing for India for a long time. In between he lost the plot a bit. He also lost a lot of pace. He looked injured to me last summer in Australia. He is not where he should have been. He should have got more bounce and bowled well with the height he has. He has good skill but he has to be reminded what he has to do,” Thomson said. MCA have selected a maximum of 30 pacers in the 19 and above age group to be part of the foundation. The training for the young Mumbai bowlers will be held throughout the year at the Sharad Pawar Indoor Stadium, formerly known as the MCA Club at the Bandra-Kurla Complex. Speaking on his role as a coach, Thomson said, “I just want to pass on my knowledge to the young Mumbai bowlers and show them where they are lacking and where they need to improve.” “I see a lot of false coaching happening these days. I don’t want to name anyone, but lots of bad and false coaching is happening. The biggest thing in a fast bowler is skill and control, and that’s why I am here for,” Thomson said.last_img read more

first_imgAn agency which helps Unique Identification Authority of India enroll citizens for Aadhaar has shared the personal details of ace cricket M S Dhoni on social media.Union Law and Information and Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who was informed about the breach by Dhoni’s wife Sakshi on Twitter, was prompt to promise action.The agency’s Common Services Center (CSC) has posted a tweet yesterday through its handle @CSCegov saying “Ace cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his family get their Aadhaar updated at VLE Mariya Farooqui’s CSE at Ranchi, Jharkhand“.Prasad was tagged in the tweet. It included a photograph of the cricketer with a CSC representative and another of his personal details on what appeared to be the Aadhaar website.The tweet with the details was later deleted.“Is there any privacy left? Information of Aadhaar card, including application, is made public property,” Sakshi tweeted. Prasad, while thanking Sakshi for brining up the issue to his notice, said, “sharing personal information is illegal. Serious action will be taken against this”. bl23_tvvin_Poll+BL26_21_AADHAR.jpg.jpg × COMMENT Published on bl23_tvvin_Poll+BL26_21_AADHAR.jpg.jpg SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENTS cricket SHARE March 29, 2017last_img read more

first_imgAmid row over Bollywood superstar Salman Khan’s appointment as the goodwill ambassador for the Rio de Janeiro-bound Indian contingent, Gautam Gambhir on Monday stressed that Olympic gold medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra should have been the right person for the post.The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Saturday unveiled the Bollywood star as the goodwill ambassador of the Indian contingent.However, the move was questioned by several members of the Indian sports fraternity, with 2012 London Olympics bronze medalist Yogeshwar Dutt making his displeasure public with a series of tweets barely an hour after the decision was announced.”I think there is no shortage of real sportsmen in this country. People have done massive things for the country and for the Olympic sports as well. I would have liked someone like Abhinav Bindra, someone who could have been a great ambassador,” Gambhir said.”I personally feel that sportspersons do not need publicity, they do the job for the country. That kind of stuff does not give real excitement to a sports person,” Gambhir said at the launch of Sansui’s new premium television series. (Viswanathan Anand defends Salman Khan in Rio ambassador controversy )”A sportsperson’s mindset is totally different to other people. I think a sportsperson should have been a much preferred choice. As he (Bindra) is the first guy who has won the gold medal at the Olympics.””He would have been the ideal choice. I have heard someone saying that sportsmen need publicity and sportspersons need Bollywood – my take is completely different. Sportspersons do not need any Bollywood of any movie, or film industry, it could be the other way round,” he said.advertisementThe 34-year-old heaped praise on compatriot Virat Kohli for his sublime form with the bat in the last couple of months.”He (Kohli) has been really consistent with his performance. His confidence level is so high which is helping him to perform well. Hope he continues his good form and does the same thing which he is doing for a last couple of months,” he said.The skipper of the Indian Premier League (IPL) team Kolkata Knight Riders believes that the first class cricket is the best platform to judge a young talent.”First class cricket is something one youngster should focus on. Through first class cricket one can get the right talent. First class cricket does test one’s mentality, technique. T20 cricket is all about physical game,” Gambhir added.last_img read more

first_imgsafety issueAgartala, July 4 (PTI) Trinamool Congress organised a protest demonstration outside the official residence of Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar here, demanding immediate arrest of a senior state official accused of rape.Tripura Civil Service officer Panna Ahmed had been suspended on June 28 after an FIR was lodged against him alleging that he had raped a woman of minority community a few days back, police sources said.According to the FIR lodged by the woman, she was raped when she went to Ahmeds residence in South Ramnagar on June 27 morning. He even threatened her with dire consequences if she disclosed the incident.The TMC demonstrators demanded arrest of Ahmed, Deputy Director of Sports and youth department, who was reportedly absconding.The protesters also raised slogans against the Chief Minister, who also holds the Home portfolio, alleging he failed to ensure safety and security to women in the state.TMC youth leader Sushanta Choudhury told reporters, “The Manik Sarkar government in Tripura has not only failed in providing security to women, but also helping the culprits.” PTI JOY SUS SMNlast_img read more

first_imgPremier John Hamm today, Feb. 16, accepted the resignation of Ernest Fage, Minister of Economic Development. Mr. Fage submitted his resignation over the government loan to S & J Potato Farms, which leases land owned by the Fage family. “On reflection this week, I now believe that I violated the Ministerial Code of Conduct by being in a conflict of interest,” said Mr. Fage. “I realize now that I have made a mistake, I accept full responsibility for that, and I apologize to Nova Scotians and my colleagues in the legislature.” “Mr. Fage is an honourable man and a capable member of the legislature,” said Premier Hamm. “There was no intent for personal gain and no realization of personal gain in his ministerial role. However, he made a mistake and I accept his resignation.” Mr. Fage has also resigned his responsibilities as Minister responsible for Nova Scotia Business Inc., Minister responsible for the Innovation Corporation Act, Minister of Communications Nova Scotia, Minister responsible for the Emergency Management Act, Minister responsible for the Liquor Control Act, and Minister responsible for the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation.last_img read more

first_imgWHISTLER, B.C. – A police dive team searched a lake Monday in Whistler, B.C., looking for any clues in the disappearance of a 25-year-old woman.Alison Raspa was last seen late Wednesday night leaving the Three Below Bar in the resort town north of Vancouver.RCMP say an item identified as belonging to Raspa was found in Alpha Lake Park the following morning, which set off the search of a nearby lake by the Mounties’ underwater recovery team.Staff Sgt. Annie Linteau says in a news release that police are concerned about Raspa’s well-being and would like to speak to anyone with information about her movements after she left the bar.The West Australian newspaper and ABC news in Australia reported Monday that Raspa moved to British Columbia from Perth in May and was working at a Whistler hotel.The RCMP did not respond to a request seeking to confirm the Australian news reports.The RCMP says Raspa was reported missing Thursday by co-workers when she failed to show up for work.last_img read more

first_imgHALIFAX – The last thing she remembers is buying a drink. Hours later she was found unconscious, alone on a dark sidewalk.The 19-year-old has spent weeks trying to piece together what happened after a night out with friends, another suspected case of drinking tampering in downtown Halifax.As the university town readies for an influx of students this fall, police are grappling with how to respond to a recent rash of drink spiking incidents.The Nova Scotia Chiefs of Police drug committee, which includes officials from the Department of Justice, the medical examiner’s office, the public prosecution service, police, EHS and fire, has added the issue to its agenda at an upcoming meeting on Aug. 16.Halifax RCMP Chief Supt. Lee Bergerman says a closer look is warranted even if it’s premature to call it a trend.“I think it’s a topic that we should at least discuss,” she says. “I do think that drug and drink tampering is underreported. I think it happens probably a lot more and people mistake it for being grossly intoxicated.”The 19-year-old woman, who spoke with The Canadian Press on condition of anonymity, says a rough timeline of the Saturday night in mid-July has emerged after talking with friends.But there are still significant gaps, leaving her feeling anxious and scared about what may have occurred.“I didn’t feel like I got raped or assaulted in any way,” says the university student. “But I just keep thinking about people’s intentions when they drug you.”She was woken up by her mother at 4 p.m. the next day. She couldn’t remember how she got home.“I didn’t wake up the entire day, which is very unlike me,” she says. “I purposely didn’t drink a lot the night before because I knew I had to work but I couldn’t remember anything.”Things got stranger when she checked her phone and noticed six missed calls from an unknown number. She texted back.“He told me that him and a friend had found me completely unconscious on the sidewalk outside of Durty Nellys (bar) at 6:30 a.m.,” she says. “I had absolutely no recollection of anything this guy was telling me.”Her last memory was buying a drink at The Toothy Moose, a late-night cabaret near Durty Nellys on Halifax’s popular Argyle Street. She can’t remember anything from that point on, but her friends say she was acting normally.“They said I seemed completely fine. I seemed like myself,” she says.They told her that she went with them to pizza corner, a local staple for late-night fare. But while her friends were buying pizza, they say she went to join another group of friends outside. By the time they were done eating, she was gone.It’s unclear what happened next, but hours later she was found by two strangers who managed to wake her up long enough to get her address and drive her home.“My situation could have been a hundred times worse, someone could have done anything to me,” she says. “Those guys were so nice, I was really lucky.”The 19-year-old went to work the next day but says she felt increasingly nauseous and “spacey.”“It wasn’t a hungover feeling, I just felt really weird. I went to the bathroom and that’s when I just couldn’t stop throwing up.”She had only had a few drinks the night before over several hours, and had eaten a large meal before going downtown.“That’s when I realized I must have been drugged.”Earlier this year, two women told The Canadian Press they were slipped an unidentified substance at The Toothy Moose. As well, women have complained in other media reports about alleged tamperings at other Halifax bars.Owners of The Toothy Moose did not respond to requests for comment.The 19-year-old says she never reported the incident to police.She says she didn’t realize what had happened right away, and it took her days to recover. By then, she just figured she had been spared a worse fate, and wanted to move on with her life.But an RCMP crime analyst is encouraging people who suspect they have been drugged to report it to police.Sheila Serfas says police can’t investigate something if it’s not reported.“You can’t track what you don’t know,” she says. “We can’t target enforcement based on anecdotal information that is not reported to the police.”Serfas says if someone suspects they may have been drugged, it can be reported as unusual or suspicious behaviour.She says if police were to receive multiple reports of suspected drink tampering from the same bar, they could identify trends and review security footage or send in plain clothes officers on busy nights.“I would encourage them to report it to police … Maybe they could prevent somebody else from actually being raped.”Halifax police spokesman Const. John MacLeod says the force follows up on every complaint it receives, and encourages people to come forward if they or someone they know has been a victim of drink tampering.However, The Canadian Press revealed in June that Halifax Regional Police doesn’t track drink tampering and is unable to provide data on the number of incidents in recent years.Statistics Canada was also unable to provide drink spiking data. While the federal agency has the category of “administering a noxious thing,” a spokeswoman said it is wrapped into the broader category of “other assaults.”The lack of available data has potentially let the issue of drink tampering fall under the radar.Yet the Nova Scotia Chiefs of Police drug committee drug committee could change that as it reviews the issue later this month.Any recommended actions would be presented at the Nova Scotia Chiefs of Police Association conference Sept. 13 and 14.“With the school year coming up and with this being a big university town, it would certainly be prudent … to highlight what types of things could happen” and encourage people to report suspicious behaviour, Serfas says.last_img read more

Due to a recent string of extreme vandalism, the Norfolk County Port Rowan Marina and Park will now be locking washrooms while staff is off duty. A portable toilet will be provided during times when staff is not present.Boaters paying dock fees at the marina will be given keys to the washrooms but others must use the portable washroom on site.Police are currently investigating the damages. The marina officials will not comment on the damage or the extent of it while the investigation is ongoing.If anyone has details regarding the vandalism – which occurred during the evening hours both Aug. 12 and Aug. 14, they are encouraged to contact Norfolk OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Tips can be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

A new polio campaign aimed at reaching children who have never been immunized is part of the expanded humanitarian push in the war-ravaged nation under the agreement on access signed over the weekend, spokesman Fred Eckhard told the press in New York. The UN World Food Programme (WFP) calculates that unhindered humanitarian access will enable it to provide aid to an additional 585,000 people in the Sudan. This comes on top of the almost 3 million already targeted for relief assistance. The landmark agreement that established the procedures for unimpeded humanitarian aid access to hundreds of thousands of war-affected people in Sudan was signed on Saturday by representatives of the Government, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A) and the UN.

The World Health Organization (WHO) based its decision on information detailing the spread of SARS beyond the province’s capital of Taipei, which came under the advisory two weeks ago.As of yesterday, Taiwan had reported 383 cases and 52 deaths from SARS, surpassed only by China with 5,248 cases and 294 deaths, and Hong Kong, with 1,718 cases and 293 deaths. Worldwide, SARS has infected 7,919 people, of whom 662 have died.WHO travel advice is issued to reduce opportunities for further global spread of SARS, a new disease first recognized in late February that has spread along the routes of international air travel.Current travel advice, whereby WHO recommends that people consider postponing all but essential travel, are now in effect for several areas of China, namely: Beijing, Hong Kong, Guangdong, Hebei, Inner Mongolia, Shanxi, Taiwan and Tianjin. read more

Tourism spending up in Q3, continuing three-year rise: StatsCan AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email OTTAWA – Statistics Canada says tourism spending rose 1.0 per cent in the third quarter of 2012, following a 0.1 per cent increase in the previous quarter.The agency says higher tourism spending by Canadians at home more than offset a decline in spending by international visitors.It says tourism spending in Canada has risen every quarter since the second quarter of 2009.Spending rose 11.6 per cent over this period.Tourist spending by Canadians at home rose 1.6 per cent in the third quarter, following a 0.4 per cent increase in the previous quarter.Spending by international visitors fell 1.5 per cent in the third quarter following a 1.3 per cent decline in the second quarter. by The Canadian Press Posted Jan 9, 2013 10:00 am MDT read more

← Previous Story Vladan Matic leads Tatabanya in the next two seasons! Next Story → ONE YEAR BAN: Geoffroy Krantz positive for nandrolone! Junior Fasano and SSV Bozen will play at the Italian Play-Off Final. Two best teams of the Italian handball will fight for the trophy in two matches on May 15 and May 22. Junior Fasano made fantastic turnover in semi-final clash against Terraquilla Carpi after huge defeat in the first match 29:21, they managed to beat the rival with 10 goals 29:19 and secured the final.Very interesting was also in the second semi-final clash between Bozen and Pressano. Pressano won the first match 23:21, but didn’t reach the final for only when goal. Bozen celebrated at home with 24:21.Captain of the Italian NT team, Junior Fasano line-player,Pasquale Maione believes that his team can win the Championship. He already won four domestic titles:– It’s a final for the Italian title, then the motivations and tensions will be great. In addition, teams, Fasano and Bolzano have changed a lot: there are new players and others who have left since last year. I’m sure it will be two exciting matches and that we will fight until the last second. Matches will be very balanced.The best Italian left wing with seven national trophies, Demis Radovcic from Bozen expect tough challenge:– I think it will be some good games. From the technical point of view I think you will see a beautiful handball, as you face the two best teams in Italy”.Both matches will be live on TV Rai Sport 1.Photo credit: handballItaly read more

first_imgA CYCLIST HAS died after being struck by a car on a motorway in Dublin.Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the crash, which occurred yesterday evening.At approximately 5pm, a 50-year-old male cyclist was seriously injured when he was struck by a car on the southbound carriageway of M1 near Swords.The collision occurred between junction four Donabate and junction three Swords.The man was taken by ambulance to Beaumont Hospital. The occupants of the car were uninjured in the collision.The motorway was closed for a brief period to facilitate emergency services but has since been reopened.The cyclist was pronounced dead a short time ago in Beaumont Hospital and the coroner has been notified.Anyone with information is asked to contact Coolock Garda Station 01 6664200, Swords Garda Station 01 6664700 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111last_img read more

first_imgAlmost a year ago, I reported on free downloadable software offered by a watchmaker called Tissot which allowed you to wear different style watches virtually to see how they would look on you before you buy. The augmented reality solution used a paper watch with a special symbol on it as a marker to help the software identify where the watch should appear relative to the screen. Sony has now announced an advancement in augmented reality technology which eliminates the need for such a marker and improves the performance of virtual images within a 3D space.AdChoices广告SmartAR, as Sony refers to it, is capable of identifying and tracking objects at a high rate of speed using a hybrid technology which combines advanced object recognition with matching and image tracking technology. Probably the most impressive part of SmartAR is in its ability to identify 3D structures that not only allows for virtual images to appear flawlessly, but also for those images to interact with the 3D structures around them such as a virtual bouncing ball being hit with a book you pick up off of a table.In one of the videos Sony produced to demo the technology, SmartAR was shown to be applicable for marketing. Users could view a sign or a brochure with their mobile phone that could trigger a virtual image of it to appear. The virtual image could also contain multiple pages the user could flip through like a book or catalog.In addition to a marketing application, gaming applications could also be possible, especially if Sony wanted to compete with Nintendo’s 3DS portable gaming system which offers gamers 3D without the need for special glasses. It’s possible the technology could make its way into the PSP2, expected later this year, but that is merely hopeful speculation.Read more at CrunchGearlast_img read more

first_imgEven though Motorola promised that phones launched in “late 2011” would ship with unlocked bootloaders, most watchers hoped that the company’s spate of summer releases would also come with bootloaders that were either unlocked from the start or could be unlocked easily. Sadly, the new Droid 3 ships with a locked bootloader, and modders aren’t happy about it.Many have taken to the Motorola customer service forums in droves, begging for an explanation. Little did they know that Motorola had already issued a statement on the matter, explaining that the company plans to “enable the unlockable/relockable bootloader in future software releases,” and went on to reiterate that the change will come later this year, “where channel and operator partners will allow it.” They say the Droid 3 simply doesn’t have the ability built in.AdChoices广告However, they do allude to the possibility of future software updates opening up the bootloader to modders who want to tweak or customize their devices. That wasn’t good enough for some Android fans, who insisted on knowing when the relockable bootloader would be standard on Motorola devices.The reason this is important is because a locked bootloader makes the process of rooting your Android phone significantly more difficult. Not that it’s particularly hard now, but locking the bootloader can make it significantly more difficult to install and get the full benefit of some ROMs.The only problem with Motorola’s statement is the “where channel and operator partners will allow it” section. This implies that Motorola could very well say that handsets directly from them would be unlocked if the carriers didn’t insist that they stay locked.It wouldn’t take much for Verizon Wireless or AT&T to insist that handsets they sell come with locked bootloaders for consistency and troubleshooting purposes, or to preserve licensing agreements with companies like Netflix and Hulu. Time will tell.Read more at Wiredlast_img read more

first_imgAt long last, Windows 7 users can finally join their Windows 8 chums in running Microsoft’s latest and greatest web browser. Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 has been released, and it’s available now as a direct download from Microsoft. Downloads via Windows Update won’t start for a little while yet, so that means you’ll need to manually install the new version if you’re already running the Internet Explorer 10 preview for Windows 7.Microsoft has already taken to its blog to officially announce the debut, which makes IE10 available to hundreds of millions of additional users. Those who upgrade will be treated to a much-improved IE experience. On the same test system, I saw IE10’s Peacekeeper score jump by nearly 500 points over IE9.Microsoft claims that improvements in IE10’s rendering and JavaScript engines and tweaks to page loading behavior combine for an overall speed boost of up to 20%. That’s nothing to sneeze at, at if you’ve already made the jump to IE9 there’s really no reason to avoid upgrading to IE10 immediately.Internet Explorer 10 also builds on IE9’s already solid support for Web standards. That’s good news for the Web as a whole, since it should mean even fewer site compatibility issues across different browsers. Microsoft still has a long way to go before it catches up to the likes of Chrome and Firefox: IE10 scores 320 on That’s more than 70 points less than Firefox and 140 less than Chrome.One other thing worth knowing about IE10 for Windows 7 is that Do Not Track is turned on by default, just as it is on Windows 8. Microsoft still contends that putting user privacy first mean flipping the switch first and letting users opt out later, rather than making the setting an opt-in as others have suggested. The debate over Microsoft’s “on by default” decision is just one more stumbling block that’s keeping Do Not Track from being an effective privacy tool. Even Mozilla is now hedging its bets: Firefox 22 will start blocking third-party cookies to boost privacy defenses.last_img read more

first_img Monday 18 Mar 2019, 7:44 PM 11,646 Views Mar 18th 2019, 7:44 PM Over 1,000 feared dead after Cyclone Idai slams into Mozambique The cyclone hit the city of Beri on Thursday, before it moved into neighbouring Zimbabwe. A woman hangs a cloth to dry in a sea of rubble in the Praia Nova area of Beira after Cyclone Idai Source: Denis Onyodi/IFRC via APTHE DEATH TOLL in Mozambique following Cyclone Idai could reach over 1,000, President Filipe Nyusi has suggested. The cyclone hit the city of Beri on Thursday, before it moved into neighbouring Zimbabwe, unleashing fierce winds and flash floods.The official death toll currently stands at 84 in Mozambique. “When we flew over the area… this morning to understand what’s going on, everything indicates that we could register more than 1,000 deaths,” Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi said in a nationwide address. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlecenter_img Short URL 4 Comments This is a real humanitarian disaster. More than 100,000 people are in danger.Aerial photographs released by a Christian non-profit organisation, the Mission Aviation Fellowship, showed groups of people stuck on roof tops with flood waters up to window level.“The scale of damage… (in) Beira is massive and horrifying”, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said.90% of the city of some 530,000 people and its surrounding area has been “damaged or destroyed,” it said in a statement. People carry their belongings through a flooded section of Praia Nova in Beira Source: Denis Onyodi/IFRC via AP“The situation is terrible. The scale of devastation is enormous,” an IFRC spokesperson said.Almost everything is destroyed. Communication lines have been completely cut and roads have been destroyed. Some affected communities are not accessible.President Nyusi said the Pungwe and Buzi rivers in central Mozambique ”have burst their banks and engulfed entire villages”.“Communities are isolated and bodies are floating” on the waters, he said. Beira International Airport was closed because of cyclone damage. However, it later reopened.Zimbabwe hitIn neighbouring Zimbabwe, Idai has also caused significant damage.It swept away homes and ripped bridges to pieces, leaving destruction that the acting Defence Minister, Perrance Shiri, said “resembles the aftermath of a full-scale war”.“There was a lot of destruction both on our facilities and on people,” said Shiri, speaking on television from the affected eastern highlands region.Some roads were swallowed up by massive sinkholes, while bridges were ripped to pieces by flash floods, according to an AFP photographer.“This is the worst infrastructural damage we have ever had,” Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister Joel Biggie Matiza said.  People salvaging what is left of their belongings in Praia Nova, Beira Source: Denis Onyodi/IFRC via APThe eastern district of Chimanimani was the worst-hit area, with houses and most of the region’s bridges washed away by flash floods.The most affected areas of the country are not yet accessible. High winds and dense clouds have hampered military rescue helicopter flights. Joshua Sacco, lawmaker for Chimanimani, told AFP that between “150 to 200 people” are missing.The majority of them are thought to be government workers, whose housing complex was completely engulfed by raging waters.Their fate was unknown because the area was still unreachable.“We are very worried because all these houses were just suddenly submerged under water and literally washed away and that is where we have about 147 missing,” he said.Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa cut short his visit to Abu Dhabi, saying on his return home today that “we are deeply grieved as a nation”.Includes reporting by – © AFP 2019 Share127 Tweet Email By Hayley Halpinlast_img read more