Perasol, Maroons remain upbeat despite 2 straight losses

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the Philippines needed just 22 seconds to take a victory lap all the way to the third seed in the standings of the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament.With 22 seconds remaining in the game and the game tied at 71-71, all the Fighting Maroons had to do was get a defensive stop.ADVERTISEMENT IOC, Tokyo organizers aim to cut costs for the 2020 Olympics Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Adamson, however, didn’t had other plans when Sean Manganti lifted the Soaring Falcons to the third spot scoring the game-winner for the 73-71 Falcon win.As Manganti’s game-winner sank through the net, so did the hearts of the Maroons who slipped to 3-3 and the fifth seed.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMaroons head coach Bo Perasol, however, was still proud of his team even though they left Smart Araneta Coliseum after a disappointing loss.“I can’t ask for more. We just have to pick up the good things about the game and find a way to get another win so that we get to four wins,” said Perasol Wednesday. “I think the good thing about this is the boys really wanted to bounce back, and that I can give them.” Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentcenter_img Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City View comments After suffering a brutal loss to Far Eastern University, 78-59, the Maroons were looking to rebound strong against the Falcons.“I was really hoping for a bounce back game, but most of the time you cannot guarantee a win even though you really bounced back well,” said Perasol.Paul Desiderio could’ve been the hero for the Maroons when he tied the scores at 71-71 with 22 seconds left of the game but Manganti was in the right place at the right time to become Adamson’s savior.And as heartbreaking as their close loss was, Perasol are still staying positive as they try to finish the first round on a winning record.“If we can finish the first round at 4-3 and when was the last time UP finished at 4-3?” said Perasol. “That’s the positive that I see. They’re going to believe we’re getting to 4-3.”ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LATEST STORIES MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gameslast_img read more

Cignal HD makes quick work of Zark’s

first_imgBREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Quarters: 27-15, 49-28, 80-43, 107-69.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Former pro Salvador hopes for one last shot at PBA View comments Raymar Jose set the tone for the all-out assault with 12 markers and 17 boards, while Jason Perkins and Davon Potts both nabbed 10 in the game to improve Cignal’s standing to 2-1.The Hawkeyes raced to a 10-2 lead and never looked back, pouncing on the hapless Jawbreakers as they extended the lead to as high as 43, 94-51, with a Dan Sara jumper with 6:10 remaining in the payoff period.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThough scoring another rout, coach Boyet Fernandez said that the game should serve as a lesson for Cignal moving forward.“We just have to be ready. We’re falling to a lot of bad behaviors that we shouldn’t do. Our games are back-to-back and we’re playing tougher teams after this. We should be wiser in the coming games,” he said. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Andreas Cahilig. PBA IMAGESCignal HD easily dispatched Zark’s Burger, 107-69, to score its second win in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Monday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Andreas Cahilig took advantage of the blowout, unleashing 15 points, three rebounds, and two assists to topscore for the Hawkeyes.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’center_img Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Robby Celiz dropped 20 points despite his 5-of-14 shooting for Zark’s, while also contributing five rebounds and five assists.Jerome Ferrer chipped in 12 markers and 10 boards, while RR de Leon had 12 points and five rebounds in the second straight defeat for the Jawbreakers.The scores:CIGNAL HD 107 – Cahilig 15, Jose 12, Potts 10, Perkins 10, Villarias 9, Bartolo 8, Atkins 8, Raymundo 7, Sara 6, Arong 6, Arboleda 5, Sumalinog 5, Bringas 4, Batino 2.ZARK’S BURGER 69 – Celiz 20, De Leon 12, Ferrer 12, Argamino 7, Mangahas 5, Nalos 4, Sheriff 3, Juruena 2, Cayabyab 2, Cariaga 1, Cudal 1, Bautista 0.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIVlast_img read more

Bald Shahid Kapoor to return to Kashmir for Haider

first_imgActor Shahid Kapoor is all set to return to Kashmir for the final schedule of his upcoming film ‘Haider’.Shahid, 32, who will be sporting a bald look in the Vishal Bhardwaj directed film, took to Twitter to inform the same. “Reading scenes for the final schedule of ‘Haider’.. Nervous and excited.. Last four days of hair I can run my hands through.. Snowed out Kashmir calling,” Shahid tweeted.Read: Bollywood’s hot new pairs of 2014 Earlier, Bhardwaj had to cut short the shooting of ‘Haider’ in the valley following protests by students of the Kashmir University at Hazratbal.The shooting of the film, starring Shahid, Irrfan Khan and Shraddha Kapoor, started last year.The movie is an adaption of Shakespearean tragedy ‘Hamlet’ and is set in Kashmir valley.last_img read more

How real simultaneous dual band Wi-Fi enables next-generation in-vehicle connectivity

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Automotive, Wireless For a better understanding of this issue, consider how Bluetooth and IEEE 802.11b use the spectrum. Bluetooth has 79 1-MHz channels from 2.402 GHz to 2.480 GHz. Wi-Fi has 20/22 MHz channels within same frequency range. Figure 2 shows what happens when both Bluetooth (red) and Wi-Fi (blue) try to communicate using channels with common frequencies.Figure 2: Collision when Bluetooth and Wi-Fi operate in 2.4 GHz band (Source: Cypress)The biggest challenge in constrained environments like a car is enabling both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to communicate in close proximity at the same time with high throughput.  Active coexistence measures using a packet traffic arbiter can mediate whether Bluetooth or Wi-Fi gets access to the spectrum to achieve better performance for both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. It is important to understand the quality of coexistence before selecting an approach for automotive applications as basic time-multiplexing-based coexistence is very inefficient and not suitable for Bluetooth synchronous links.Active coexistence can help Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to coexist in 2.4 GHz band. However, this requires both the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi radios to be collocated. Throughput is limited as spectrum is not available all the time to either technology as they are still sharing the spectrum on a per-packet basis (rather than a fixed time-split manner when the radios are not collocated). Wi-Fi takes a maximum hit for in-car connectivity use cases. For example, the continuous nature of hands-free calling and music streaming significantly impact Wi-Fi throughput because the coexistence packet traffic arbiter tries to give higher priority to HFP or A2DP packets. Packet drop during a call is unacceptable because calls are live data packets. Data buffering or resending is not an option as everything happens in real time. This is almost the same case with music. Packet drop will result in degraded audio quality and, in turn, impacts the overall user experience. Moreover, 2.4 GHz has its own limitations as it is crowded by the relatively large number of devices using it.The answer to Wi-Fi throughput issues is moving to the 5 GHz band. With 802.11n, the 5 GHz band became available for Wi-Fi communications. This has enabled Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to coexist without either compromising on performance.  Compare this to the nearly 50% reduction in throughput when 2.4 GHz coexistence measures are used.With 5 GHz band operation in IEEE 802.11n and 802.11ac, Wi-Fi throughput is not impacted when Bluetooth is being used for hands-free calling or music streaming. Also, the 5 GHz band is less congested than the 2.4 GHz band, several other technologies use 2.4 GHz band including most Wi-Fi devices in use today. Thus, the 5 GHz band provides lower packet drop compared to 11n. Even though both .11ac and .11n support the 5 GHz band, .11ac becomes the only choice for in-car connectivity due to very high throughput requirement. .11ac uses 256-QAM modulation whereas .11n uses only 64-QAM modulation. .11ac offers 20-MHz, 40-MHz, 80-MHz and 160-MHz channels while .11n allows only 20-MHz and 40-MHz channels. That makes .11ac more appropriate than .11n for in-car connectivity.Wi-Fi devices that support 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz for Wi-Fi connectivity are known as dual-band Wi-Fi devices. As a term, dual band is most commonly misunderstood as a device that can transmit at both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz at the same time. In reality, these dual bands can’t be used at the same time in most devices. Rather, the system multiplexes between 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz traffic. In this way, a device can switch between 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands to support devices that use 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz channels respectively. However, this impacts throughput significantly. Due to time multiplexing and the delay of switching from one mode to another, effective throughput is less than 50% of what could be achieved if both bands were active all the time. This kind of implementation is also called virtual simultaneous dual band. For automotive use cases that require several devices to be connected for video streaming, hands-free calling and data access, there is a need for Real Simultaneous Dual Band (RSDB) Wi-Fi.Real simultaneous dual bandReal simultaneous dual band means that a device can communicate using both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands at the same time. RSDB ensures 100% bandwidth utilization based on each band compared to less than 50% in the case of virtual dual band implementations. For example, a 2.4GHz 20-MHz channel provides PHY rates of 72 Mbps, resulting in TCP throughput of 50 Mbps. A 5GHz 80-MHz channel supports PHY rates of 433 Mbps, resulting in 300 Mbps TCP throughput. With both a 2.4GHz 20-MHz channel and 5 GHz 80-MHz channel, a RSDB implementation provide 50 Mbps and 300 Mbps throughput for these bands with an effective throughout of 100% compared to what can be achieved using separate single band operations.Support for RSDB is defined by the hardware’s architecture. A true RSDB implementation requires dual MAC, PHY, and radio hardware to allow both bands to operate concurrently. Newer devices that use 5GHz for their operation can make the best use of available spectrum without worrying about Bluetooth that operates at 2.4GHz and takes priority for various activities like phone calls and music. The requirement for RSDB is primarily driven by the fact that many consumer devices still use 2.4 GHz for Wi-Fi. For optimal performance, it is required that both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands are available at the same time. With RSDB, 2.4 GHz can be used to connect to phones, tablets, and laptops that support only 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi operation. Also, Internet access for data can be time-multiplexed with Bluetooth since providing priority to Bluetooth for this use case does not impact the user experience significantly while 5 GHz band can be used for rear seat display and apps like Android Auto. Thus, a combination of efficient coexistence and RSDB is the key to providing the best user experience (i.e., always available 5 GHz communication with 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi communication and Bluetooth to coexist on 2.4 GHz band for in-car connectivity). Such solutions are becoming available on the market. For example, the CYW89359 from Cypress is single-chip RSDB Wi-Fi + Bluetooth solution that provides a parallel coexistence interface for an efficient coexistence solution.For mid-end and high-end cars that are equipped with all this sophisticated technology to connect everything in their car, reliability, performance, and interoperability are of the utmost important. Thus, it is critical for OEMs to choose a hardware platform that can provide the required throughput with a guarantee to work with other devices like mobile phones, PCs, tablets, and laptops.Cypress provides 11ac RSDB + Bluetooth combo devices that can support either 2.4GHz and 5GHz SISO (Single Input Single Output) simultaneous operation + Bluetooth, 2.4GHz 2×2 MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) + Bluetooth, or 5GHz 2×2 MIMO + Bluetooth. The most widely deployed Wi-Fi and Bluetooth stacks are supported. 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz SISO with Bluetooth is the most desirable use case for infotainment systems where some of the devices use 5 GHz and some use 2.4 GHz. However, in use cases where only one band is needed for communication, 2×2 MIMO can be used so that the system can transmit and receive data using multiple antenna and provided 2x throughput for the given band compared to a SISO operation.The automotive industry is going though an in-car connectivity revolution. Multiple devices need to be connected simultaneously and wirelessly. In-car connectivity has evolved from the need to support basic hands-free calling to the need to support sophisticated infotainment systems. Throughput requirements have increased as well, require enough throughput to support multiple displays, Internet access, screen sharing, and Bluetooth connectivity.The 11ac RSDB Wi-Fi standard is the only protocol able to address the continuously growing demand of throughput. To provide a reliable and efficient connectivity to all technologies available in a car – Bluetooth and Wi-Fi in most cases – a Wi-Fi + Bluetooth radio implementation is the most efficient and economical solution. As coexistence is handled by device itself, OEMs do not need to invest a lot of time and money addressing coexistence issues that have already been solved. Selecting an industry-supported approach provides the backbone for commercially successful in-car connectivity as it already works with every Wi-Fi or Bluetooth device that could ever intended to be connected. In addition, this approach reduces design investment and time, enabling these resources to be spent on interoperability testing.Sachin Gupta is working as Staff Product Marketing Engineer in IoT business unit with Cypress Semiconductor. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communications from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University. He has nine-years of experience in SoC application development and product marketing. He can be reached at .Jeff Baer is Senior Director of Product Marketing for Wireless Major Accounts, IoT Business Unit at Cypress. Mr. Baer joined Cypress in July 2016 as a result of the acquisition of Broadcom’s IoT line of business. Mr. Baer first joined Broadcom in 2004, where he successfully pioneered the company’s entry into the rapidly growing embedded WLAN market. While at Broadcom, Mr. Baer led business development in the Asia-Pacific region for the company’s Mobility WLAN and WLAN+Bluetooth combo devices (including a 3-year stint with Broadcom Japan), as well as marketing efforts for Embedded RF Technology in the U.S.  He led the initial push of Broadcom into the “Internet of Things” market, and was a co-founder of the WICED (Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices) product family of IoT devices and software. Remember the days when GPS did not exist and maps were the essential tool for navigation? Back then, the only source of in-car entertainment was AM/FM radio or physical media like cassettes and CDs. This was a time when cars were primarily differentiated by their drivability. Then came the era when Bluetooth began to be integrated into vehicles to for hands-free calling and basic music streaming, and car buyers because focusing more on in-car functionality when making purchase decisions.Today, many vehicles offer at least this level of in-car connectivity. However, the rising number of cell phones, tablets, and other smart devices has increased the average consumer’s technological awareness. As a consequence, their expectations are stretching the limits of in-car connectivity requirements.Infotainment systems have now become a key differentiating factor in automobiles. These systems are highly complex and powerful, including both driver-assist systems as well as entertainment support for the driver and passengers. Cars are being equipped with rear seat high-definition displays for video. Apps like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto allow each user’s phone to be seamlessly connected to the vehicle’s infotainment system.As all of these devices are connecting wirelessly in the constrained environment of a vehicle, the available RF spectrum must be used efficiently to maximum possible usage with available wireless technologies. In this article, we will explore in-car connectivity use cases, their technical requirements, and how these can be addressed effectively to provide the best in-car experience.Infotainment system features are advantagesThe following are a few of the use-cases/features of an infotainment system that are either available in today’s cars or being introduced in upcoming vehicles, as well as their advantages:Hands-free calling – This feature allows user to attend or make calls using controls available on the steering wheel without touching the phone. This feature not only makes it easy to access the phone’s calling function, it also makes driving safer as a user does not need to handle the phone physically.Ability to read text messages – This feature allows users to read text messages on an infotainment system’s screen using the controls available on the steering wheel without the need for touching the phone. Similar to hands-free calling, this feature also makes driving safer as users do not need to physically access the phone to read a text message. Text-to-voice is often combined with this capability to provide a distraction-free experience.Audio-synchronization to play music – This feature allows a user to synchronize a phone’s audio with the infotainment system. Using this feature, music on a phone can be enjoyed over in-car speakers and can be controlled using various buttons available on the steering wheel or the dashboard controls. With wireless audio synchronization, there is no need to connect an axillary cable to the infotainment system and music can be controlled by any passenger.Support for new apps like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto – A car that supports these apps allows the phone’s display to be replicated on the dashboard LCD display, providing easy access to various phone features and commonly used applications like maps, music etc. For example, with support of these apps, navigation can be displayed on the dashboard display, or a YouTube video can be played solely using dashboard touch screen. This feature not only allows access to the phone, it also provides an alternative to generally complicated infotainment system user interfaces, by allowing the user to retain their familiar smartphone interface.Video streaming to rear seat displays – This feature allows video streaming to rear seat high-definition display using a car’s LTE modem or a local media device, or through the smartphone’s Wi-Fi hotspot. It can be used by children or by passengers who do not need to concentrate on the road.Internet access through a car’s built-in LTE modem – This feature allows passengers to access the Internet on phones, tables or laptops using the car’s built-in LTE modem.Wireless technology needed by infotainment featuresFigure 1 shows a high-level block diagram of in-car connectivity. The actual implementation varies on the system architecture. Also, this diagram does not capture use cases that may extend to body electronics (although wireless connectivity is becoming increasingly popular for these use cases as well).Figure 1: Connectivity with infotainment/telematics system (Source: Cypress)Bluetooth – Bluetooth in vehicles is been around for more than a decade. Features like hands-free calling, reading text message and audio synchronization features use Bluetooth.Wi-Fi – Features like rear seat video streaming and Internet access through a car’s built-in LTE modem use Wi-Fi. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto applications started with wired connectivity to the infotainment system but are now moving to wireless and use Wi-Fi for over-the-air connectivity.Almost all of these features need to be available simultaneously. For instance, when the driver is on a call, maps must be displayed at the same time and rear-seat entertainment must not be interrupted. However, it is important to understand the constraints imposed by limited spectrum available for over-the-air communication. Bluetooth uses 2.4 GHz ISM band for communications as do most Wi-Fi devices. Until IEEE 802.11n, Wi-Fi used 2.4 GHz band for communication. Both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi operating in the 2.4 GHz band without coordinated coexistence measures in place can result in choppy audio and severely impacted Wi-Fi throughput.center_img Continue Reading Previous Key driving technologies for industry 4.0Next In Search of the Best Op Amp for Remote Deviceslast_img read more

Four Japan athletes booted from Asian Games in prostitute scandal

first_imgJakarta, Aug 20 (AFP) Four Japanese basketball players have been sent home from the Asian Games in disgrace for allegedly paying prostitutes for sex, the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) said Monday.The players were spotted in a notorious red light district of Jakarta in their national jerseys last week, JOC officials told a press conference, saying the quartet had been ordered to leave immediately.News that Yuya Nagayoshi, Takuya Hashimoto, Takuma Sato, Keita Imamura had been booted out will come as a major embarrassment for Japan, who were forced to send a swimmer home from the last Asian Games in 2014 for stealing a journalist’s camera.”I just feel a sense of shame,” Japan’s chef de mission Yasuhiro Yamashita told reporters.”We deeply apologise and intend to give the athletes thorough guidance from now on.”The basketball players had dinner after leaving the Games village and are believed to have been solicited by touts on the street to go to a hotel with women, Yamashita added.”I would like to humbly apologise to the Japanese public, the JOC and everyone who supports basketball for this deplorable incident,” Japan basketball chief Yuko Mitsuya said in a statement.”We will decide on the appropriate punishment for the four players once we have heard all the facts. We need to work harder to make sure this kind of scandal does not happen again.” Japanese swimmer Naoya Tomita was expelled from the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, four years ago after being caught on video stealing a journalist’s camera.advertisementIt’s also far from being the first case of sexual misconduct at a major multisports event, which typically draw thousands of athletes, officials and fans from around the world.At the 2014 Asian Games, an Iranian official was kicked out for the verbal sexual harassment of a female volunteer, and a Palestinian footballer was accused of groping a female worker at the athletes’ village.In April, at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, a Mauritian official was accused of sexually assaulting a female athlete during a photo shoot.Organisers say about 18,000 athletes and officials are visiting Jakarta and co-host city Palembang for the Asian Games, a regional Olympics featuring 40 sports.(AFP) APAAPAlast_img read more

OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro launch event set for today: Here’s how you can watch livestream

first_imgAfter teasing the phones for almost a month, OnePlus is all set to unveil the OnePlus 7 series smartphones today. Expected to be offered as the successor to the OnePlus 6T, the OnePlus 7 series will offer massive upgrades in terms of display, camera and performance. Apart from the phones, it is also rumoured that OnePlus could unveil the successor to the Bullets Wireless earphones and some additional accessories for the OnePlus 7 series phones.The biggest announcements expected at tonight’s launch event are the OnePlus 7 series phones. Unlike the last few years, there will be two different smartphones carrying the OnePlus 7 moniker. The regular OnePlus 7 is expected to be introduced as the formal successor to the OnePlus 6T while the OnePlus 7 Pro will be the company’s first ultra-premium flagship smartphone to take on the likes of Samsung Galaxy S10 and Apple iPhone XR.The OnePlus 7 Pro, as we have seen from multiple leaks and official teasers, will be an all-new smartphone sporting some class-leading features. The biggest addition to the OnePlus 7 Pro will be a new 6.6-inch Curved Edge AMOLED display with Quad HD+ resolution and a refresh rate of 90Hz. There won’t be any notch – thanks to a pop-up front camera. Along with that, the OnePlus 7 Pro is rumoured to get up to 12GB RAM and 256GB storage.OnePlus has already confirmed that it is using UFS 3.0 storage that should result in faster data transfer speeds. A new triple camera setup with a 48-megapixel primary camera along with a 16-megapixel wide-angle camera and an 8-megapixel telephoto camera is expected to offer superior camera performance when compared to the older phones.advertisementOn the other hand, the OnePlus 7 is expected to be massively updated OnePlus 6T. The leaks suggest that it will retain the waterdrop notch display and the dual camera system, albeit with a 48-megapixel primary Sony camera and a secondary 5-megapixel camera.How to watch the OnePlus 7 series launch event?The OnePlus 7 series launch event will begin at 8:15 pm IST. As with all the previous launches, the OnePlus 7 series launch event will be live-streamed on OnePlus India’s YouTube channel and you can watch the OnePlus 7 launch event here. Apart from that, the OnePlus social media channels will also keep updating about the proceedings.You can also follow the proceedings of the OnePlus 7 series launch event on India Today Tech.ALSO READ | OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro series to launch today: Expected price, specifications and all you need to knowALSO READ | Official OnePlus cases leak, giving us glimpse of OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 ProALSO READ | OnePlus, Jio partner to offer benefits worth Rs 9,300 to OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro and Jio userslast_img read more

THOUSANDS OF RIDERS HEAD FOR STURGIS

first_imgThousands of motorcycle riders are headed into South Dakota for the 76th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.South Dakota public safety officials say patience and cooperation between cyclists and drivers is important as they share the road.There were 16 fatalities during the 2015 Sturgis Rally and last year’s rally drew a record crowd of more than 700,000.Rally visitors are encouraged to visit the website southdakotarides.com.The site includes safety tips, motorcycle laws and regulations and a virtual ride feature that gives novice riders or bikers unfamiliar with South Dakota roads a chance to study various routes and gauge the difficulty of the ride compared to their skill level on a motorcycle.The Sturgis rally officially runs Monday, August 8th through Sunday, August 14th, but many riders are already arriving in the Black Hills.last_img read more

Delhi Dynamos lose 5-2 in friendly

first_imgDelhi Dynamos start pre-season with a 5-2 loss against Atletico Astorga Nisanth V Easwar Last updated 2 years ago 09:15 21/9/2017 Guyon Fernandez Edu Moya Delhi Dynamos ISL Delhi Dynamos Delhi Dynamos are on a pre-season tour in Spain ahead of the fourth edition of the Indian Super League in November… Indian Super League (ISL) side Delhi Dynamos kicked off their pre-season tour in Spain with a 5-2 defeat against Spanish third division club Atletico Astorga.Coach Miguel Angel Portugal drafted foreign recruits Jeroen Lumu, Kalu Uche, Paulinho and Guyon Fernandez straight into the starting line-up which also included two club trainees.Goalkeeper Albino Gomes was called into action more than once early on in the game and the goalkeeper did his best to deny the opening goal for Astorga. The deadlock was broken by Astorga’s Emilio in the 29th minute. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing The lead did not last long for the home side, as Dutch duo Gyuon and Lumu combined in attack to produce an equalizer in the 30th minute.Five minutes before the break, Astorga regained their lead through Villa but the floodgates in front of goal had only just opened.Fullback Edu Moya was introduced at the restart, along with other Indian players including Lallianzuala Chhangte but it was Astorga who continued to refresh the scoresheet.Gonzalo chipped in with a goal in the 55th minute to make it three before Puente (75′) and Javi Amor (79′) both scored goals in the space of four minutes. Delhi went into the final few minutes trailing 5-1 but Seityasen Singh scored in the 87th minute to reduce the final score to 5-2.FULLTIME: Lions suffer a 5-2 defeat against Atletico Astorga in their pre-season friendly. @Guyonfernandez9 & Seityasen scoring for Dynamos. pic.twitter.com/BrZKIpD4wM— Delhi Dynamos FC (@DelhiDynamos) September 20, 2017last_img read more

X-Blades Promotion

first_imgThis fortnight Touch Football Australia’s (TFA) official footwear sponsor, X-Blades, will be promoting another great boot deal through the TFA website and newsletter. X-Blades has a great deal this fortnight on its Legend Elite RFX boots which were $180, but for TFA members they are now $80. As well as this great deal, anyone who purchases these boots will receive a free X-Blades gym sack. The Legend Elite RFX boots have the following specifications – Kangaroo leather upper, injected EVA wedge for comfort, bionic dual density outsole with graduated blade lengths and external heel counter for Achilles support.To take advantage of this great deal, please visit the X-Blades online shop and enter the code ‘TFARX’ at the checkout. To visit the X-Blades online shop, please click on the following link: www.bladesfootball.com.au/shop Stay tuned to the TFA website for more great promotions from X-Blades. Related Fileslegend_elite_rfx-jpggym_sak-jpgRelated LinksX-Blades Promotionlast_img read more

Feel Good Friday: Pink Pocket Squares for Breast Cancer Research

first_imgFor the second year in a row, Lab Series Skincare for Men has launched their Pink Pocket Square Initiative. Between September 1 and December 31 2015, folks who spend more than $50 on Lab Series products online or at participating department stores will receive a complimentary pink pocket square.This year’s pocket square boasts two patterns and two shades of pink, allowing up to four distinct looks. If you have a pink tie or dress shirt to match, you’ll have yourself a good-looking outfit. Of course, you needn’t worry too much about clashing; since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, a little flash of pink is almost always appropriate — especially if it’s actually on your breast.  Lab Series is doing a lot more than just handing out pink pocket squares. They’re also offering the limited-edition Age Rescue + face lotion, plus the opportunity to fund breast cancer research. Between September 1st and December 31st, Lab Series will donate 20% of each Age Rescue + purchase to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (suggested retail price of $50).Related: How to Fold a Pocket SquareAccording to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 2,350 American men will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, and 440 will die. However, we can all agree that women suffer the greater risk by far: this year, more than 230,000 American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die.Though the death toll is still high, five-year survival rates have increased significantly over the past 40 years — from 75.2% in 1975 to 91% in 2007. Millions of lives — each of which is priceless — have been saved thanks to increased awareness and funding for cancer research. By taking advantage of Lab Series’ Pink Pocket Square initiative and limited-edition Age Rescue + face lotion, you can help extend women’s lives while making yourself look younger and more stylish. So how ‘bout it, fellas? Think of the breasts!Lab Series Age Rescue + Face Lotion: $50 Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Now Bruichladdich Distillery Unveils its New Octomore Scotch Whisky Series Get Acquainted With the Military-Approved Skincare Brand Bravo Sierra Editors’ Recommendations The Best Podcasts to Listen to During Your Workout last_img read more

GE to Present Its Marine Solutions at Kormarine 2013

first_img此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 GE, October 23, 2013 zoom GE’s Global Offshore and Marine business powers and propels ships, keeping them in position at the touch of button. The Korean naval, offshore and merchant, shipbuilding industry, the largest and most important in the world, has long since recognized the benefit that GE’s experience and technology can deliver—partnering together for 30 years.That is why Kormarine 2013 is one of the key events where GE will showcase its latest advancements in diesel engines, gas turbines and dynamic positioning solutions, all designed to deliver reliability, fuel efficiency, lower maintenance and life cycle costs.SB Ahn, GE’s Global Offshore and Marine leader said, “GE provides solutions that affect vessels and marine installations from stem to stern and from ocean to sea bed. With the launch of our Global Offshore Marine organization, based here in Korea, we are continuing to strengthen our relationships with Korean shipbuilders. Together we have delivered naval and merchant vessels and offshore installations that can operate efficiently, reducing emissions and meeting critical environmental regulations. At Kormarine 2013, we will share our cutting-edge solutions that will continue to meet the challenges that the naval and marine industry faces—powering, propelling and positioning them now and in the future.”Key innovations on display at the show include:PowerSince LM gas turbines offer power density, low emissions, rapid start up and fuel flexibility, they are used in a wide range of military and commercial ship applications. LM gas turbines meet both International Maritime Organization and Unites States Environmental Protection Agency emissions requirements. The GE LM2500 is one of the world’s most popular marine gas turbines, powering more than 400 ships in 33 world navies including the Republic of Korea Navy.LM500 gas turbines were selected to power the ROK Navy’s PKX-B patrol boat program. Potential gas turbine propulsion system value over the life of the 34-ship PKX-B program is approximately $400 million.Turbomachinery continues to provide reliable operations with more than 175 centrifugal compressors and 100 gas turbines in use in floating production applications worldwide including the world’s first FLNG projects in Australia (Prelude) and Malaysia (Petronas FLNG).Committed to investing in research and development to continuously improve technologies, the latest in medium-speed diesel engines (12 and 16 cylinder V as well as 6 and 8 cylinder inline configurations) reduces emissions by up to 70 percent and meets IMO Tier III in-engine. This breakthrough technology eliminates the need for urea-based after-treatment emissions reduction system as well as offering increased power (1,550 – 4,650 kW) while maintaining low life cycle cost, enhanced reliability and improved fuel efficiency.­The SeaSmart offshore package for compact, lightweight and proven gas turbine configurations with integrated controls and auxiliaries reduces installation and commissioning times, enhances accessibility and lowers maintenance providing an overall smarter machine delivering reduced OPEX and CAPEX.GE exclusively provides the Echogen Power Systems heat-to-power system to enhance GE’s mechanical, hybrid and all-electric propulsion system solutions. The Echogen system boosts efficiency by capturing the heat inherent in the gas turbine or diesel engine exhaust stream and turning it into electricity. This system allows for a more compact, lighter and economical configuration than traditional steam systems.PropelVF-AFE, variable frequency, active-front end drive, reduces SFC consumption up to 15 percent and enables the use of existing technology while driving down maintenance intervals and costs.The Inovelis podded thruster is designed to be more efficient for transit mode and dynamic positioning. The compact design improves hull integration, enabling an increased payload, and allows fuel savings of up to 10 percent.Rolls Royce Marine and GE Power Conversion’s marine business supply large pods to cruise ships and ice class auxiliary vessels. The Mermaid Pod is an electrical pod and propulsion system that offers flexibility in machinery and vessel arrangement. The Mermaid Pod offers improved efficiency combined with excellent maneuverability.PositionThe latest dynamic positioning (DP) system is more functional and “mariner friendly” than ever before. GE has introduced numerous improvements to facilitate its use, most importantly through the use of a new human-machine interface with a clean and uncluttered control panel that is easy to view and understand. Meanwhile, behind the scenes, an energy efficient DP mode, which saves significant amounts of fuel, reduces equipment wear and tear and increases machinery maintenance intervals. As part of GE’s ecomagination portfolio, the new DP energy efficient mode, one of the finalists in the IET Innovations awards 2013, supports GE’s commitment to deliver cleaner and more efficient sources of energy. Operational costs can be reduced and overall system uptime/availability increased.Visor Asset Management system provides immediate access to GE’s global engineering organization and assists ship operations in identifying and allocating onboard concerns and assets in a form that is easy to understand. Visor provides all system information to users on and off board allowing for improved safety and asset management. My location Print  Closelast_img read more

50 New Portable Childcare Spaces for Nova Scotians

first_imgCOMMUNITY SERVICES–50 New, Portable Child-care Spaces for NovaScotians More Nova Scotians will have access to help with their child-carecosts thanks to 50 new, subsidized child-care spaces announcedtoday, Oct. 28, by Community Services Minister David Morse. The minister made the announcement at the Nova Scotia CommunityCollege, Akerley Campus Child Care Centre, a centre for students,staff and community members that was recently enhanced withsupport from the Early Childhood Development Initiative(ECDI). “Quality child care is an essential part of Nova Scotia’s EarlyChildhood Development Initiative,” said Mr. Morse. “These 50 new,portable, child-care spaces, combined with the ECDI’s otherbeneficial and important programs, such as child-care resourceand referral centres, were created to enhance the support forfamilies across the province.” A portable space means a family can choose to use any licensedchild-care centre that provides full-day services. Parents cantake the subsidy with them if they move to another area of theprovince. These spaces are designated for children up to 12 yearsof age and are being distributed in areas across the province.There are now more than 2,700 subsidized spaces in Nova Scotia. “Through the Early Childhood Development Initiative, we arefocusing on family and parenting supports, healthy pregnancies,births and infancy, and enhanced learning and care for childrenso we can enrich opportunities for healthy development,” said theminister. “We, at St. Joseph’s College of Early Childhood Education, aredelighted to hear about the new subsidy spaces being madeavailable for the children of Nova Scotia,” said Jane Cawley,executive director, St. Joseph’s College of Early ChildhoodEducation. “This is a positive step towards the goal of providingquality child care to all families who need it.” The Early Childhood Development Initiative is a jointly fundedprogram that was developed through the federal-provincial-territorial Agreement on Early Childhood Development. InSeptember 2000, the federal, provincial and territorialgovernments committed to improve and expand early childhooddevelopment supports and services. The province of Nova Scotiahas already invested more than $12 million in the Early ChildhoodDevelopment Initiative.last_img read more

Nova Scotia Teenagers Invited to PARTY

first_imgNova Scotia teens will be among the first in the country to use a new, interactive version of a program that takes them on a life-like journey designed to reduce alcohol-related injuries. The Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth (P.A.R.T.Y.) educates students about the health-related consequences of injury. Created in 1986 by emergency department nurse Joanne Banfield from Toronto’s Sunnybrook and Women’s College Health Science Centre, the program is now up and running in more than 70 sites across Canada, the United States and Australia. Through the P.A.R.T.Y. program, students follow the path of a trauma patient through the health-care system, seeing firsthand the impact of an injury. Presentations are made by health-care workers and police, and visits are made to various parts of affiliated hospitals. The new, updated version of P.A.R.T.Y. uses a DVD, interactive exercises and two trained facilitators to deliver the injury prevention message. “The conventional form of P.A.R.T.Y. has been an outstanding resource for those cities and towns that have the people and facilities to support the initiative, but many areas needed some assistance, and this new version of P.A.R.T.Y. is the answer,” Health Promotion Minister Rodney MacDonald said today, Nov. 8. “The new version is easier to stage, is available in French and English, and will allow many more teenagers to participate in a worthwhile injury prevention experience.” The new version of P.A.R.T.Y. will be piloted across Atlantic Canada this school year. The DVD portion of P.A.R.T.Y. provides teenagers with a realistic and sometimes explicit journey from the scene of a mock car crash, through the emergency department and intensive care unit, and into rehabilitation. The DVD ends with a series of testimonials from injury survivors and people affected by injury. The crew from CBC TV’s Street Cents produced the DVD last spring. The interactive exercises have been designed to get teenagers thinking and talking about injury, and was developed by faculty and students from the Dalhousie University School of Health and Human Performance. Dalhousie will also be conducting an evaluation of P.A.R.T.Y. The facilitators include paramedics, nurses, doctors, medical students, health promotion students, nursing students, RCMP and municipal police, firefighters, and others with an interest in injury prevention. “I’m very pleased that the resource developed almost 20 years ago at Sunnybrook and Women’s College continues to evolve and adapt to benefit our youth,” said Ms. Banfield. “Injury is the leading cause of death and disability for teenagers in Canada, and this new way of delivering P.A.R.T.Y. will bring a worthwhile and effective initiative to thousands more young people.” The Nova Scotia Department of Education has endorsed P.A.R.T.Y. as a resource for its high school career and life management curriculum. Major support and funding for P.A.R.T.Y. has come from Nova Scotia Health Promotion, the CBC, Emergency Health Services, the Be Smart Be Safe campaign from the Insurance Bureau of Canada, Nova Scotia’s Road Safety Advisory Committee, the Nova Scotia Office of Acadian Affairs, the Department of Education, the governments of Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island, Emergency Medical Care, Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia, the RCMP and Dalhousie University and Canadian Heritage.last_img read more

Usher Hosts 2013 Presidents Circle Awards Luncheon

first_imgUsher Raymond IV and Usher’s New Look Foundation last week recognized and honored four individuals at the 2013 President’s Circle Awards Luncheon.Usher at the 2013 President’s Circle Awards LuncheonHonorees included: Actor and New Look Youth Ambassador Nadji Jeter; Collective Soul’s Ed Roland; Lisa Borders of the Coca-Cola Foundation; and Julie Miller, Accenture Managing Director. Jeff Dauler emceed the event. Additional guests in attendance included: Dean Roland, Will Turpin and Joel Kosche of Collective Soul; Matt Ryan, quarterback of the Atlanta Falcons; First Lady of Georgia Sandra Deal, and Michelle Chamuel, Usher’s runner-up contestant from “The Voice.”The New Look youth choir performed alongside Ed Roland, singing a rendition of his hit “The World I Know;” New Look alum Georganna ‘DJ Ace Star’ DJed the event, New Look youth alum Tommy Springer Jr. photographed the event and New Look alum James Harris, who is now the Atlanta program coordinator, spoke.Usher’s New Look, the non-profit organization founded by Usher Raymond IV committed to building future leaders, hosted the President’s Circle Awards Luncheon. The Luncheon theme, “Honoring Leadership and Service Through Collaboration,” presented an opportunity for influencers, opinion makers and New Look’s supporters to come together and recognize four powerful leaders, all of whom value the importance of empowering youth as leaders and change agentsaround the world.Mary Brock, Owner of the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream and John Brock, President & CEO of Coca-Cola Enterprises Chaired the event. Usher Raymond IV, Shawn Wilson, president of Usher’s New Look and New Look’s President’s Circle Members and Advisory Council hosted. The President’s Circle Awards Luncheon was made possible by Ford Motor Company.For more information about Usher’s New Look, please visit www.ushersnewlook.org.last_img read more

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Stocks closed higher Thursday as investors grew cautiously optimistic the U.S. and China can make progress in upcoming trade talks.Technology, financial and consumer-focused stocks helped power the modest rally, which extended the market’s solid gains from the day before despite losing some momentum in the final hour of trading. Bond yields rose, oil prices fell.On Thursday:The S&P 500 index rose 8.64 points, or 0.3%, to 3,009.57.The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 45.41 points, or 0.2%, to 27,182.45.The Nasdaq added 24.79 points, or 0.3%, to 8,194.47.The Russell 2000 index of smaller company stocks gave up 0.65 points, or less than 0.1%, to 1,575.07.For the week:The S&P 500 is up 30.86 points, or 1%.The Dow is up 384.99 points, or 1.4%.The Nasdaq is up 91.39 points, or 1.1%.The Russell 2000 is up 69.90 points, or 4.6%.For the year:The S&P 500 is up 502.72 points, or 20.1%.The Dow is up 3,854.99 points, or 16.5%.The Nasdaq is up 1,559.19 points, or 23.5%.The Russell 2000 is up 226.51 points, or 16.8%.The Associated Press read more

Stranger enters elders home

A concerned citizen contacted police on March 25 after witnessing an unknown man enter their elderly neighbour`s home on Highway 3 in Dunnville.Police say the stranger asked the resident if he would like to have his driveway repaired, and the resident let the unknown man into his house.The neighbour went to check what was happening and saw the unknown leaving a room inside the house, and then leave in his vehicle.The OPP investigation determined that no theft occurred. The police are still reminding the public to use extreme caution when allowing unknown persons into their home.

Windows iPads and more this week as tech companies unveil holiday products

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Windows, iPads and more this week as tech companies unveil holiday products NEW YORK, N.Y. – As the holiday-shopping season approaches, Microsoft and Apple have scheduled major events this week to unveil new gadgets and software.The Microsoft event Thursday will focus on Windows 8, a major update to its lucrative operating system. The new software will go on sale Friday, and PC manufacturers have a slew of desktops, laptops and tablet computers designed for it.Apple, meanwhile, is expected to unveil a smaller iPad at an event in San Jose, Calif., on Tuesday. It comes just weeks after the launch of a new iPhone.These are some of the gadgets to expect for the holidays:— APPLE DEVICES:Apple has done well selling its full-sized tablet computer, which has a screen that measures nearly 10 inches diagonally. But companies such as Amazon.com Inc. and Google Inc. have made in-roads selling tablets with smaller, 7-inch screens and lower price tags.Apple isn’t commenting on its plans. Tech bloggers and analysts expect that an “iPad Mini” — the name isn’t confirmed — will have a 7.85-inch screen. Estimates on prices vary.Last month, Apple began selling its iPhone 5. The new phone is bigger, but thinner than previous models and works with faster cellular networks known as 4G.Apple also updated its phone software and replaced Google Inc.’s mapping service for its own. Apple’s maps app has been derided for inaccuracies and lack of features, prompting CEO Tim Cook to apologize.Apple’s leading rival, Samsung Electronics Co., came out with a new version of its flagship phone, the Galaxy S III, months ago. But Samsung is known for releasing products throughout the year, each targeted at a different base of consumers. For those who like to work with a stylus, the Galaxy Note II smartphone is coming soon.— TABLET RIVALSAmazon’s 7-inch Kindle Fire is one of the smaller tablets with decent sales. Last month, it started shipping an updated version with a faster processor, more memory and longer battery life. It also cut the price to $159, from $199, making it far cheaper than the iPad, which starts at $399.Amazon is also releasing higher-end models under the Kindle Fire HD line. A 7-inch one goes for $199 and an 8.9-inch one for $299. There’s also a $499 model that can use the 4G cellular networks that phone companies have been building. A data plan will cost an extra $50 a year. The smaller HD model is already available, while the larger ones will be available Nov. 20.Barnes and Noble Inc. is also updating its Nook tablets. The new Nook HD will come in two sizes, one at 7 inches (starting at $199) and one at 9 inches (starting at $269). They will be out Nov. 1.In addition to the new HD screen and a lighter body, Barnes & Noble is increasing the services the Nook offers. It’s adding a video purchase and rental service, allowing users to maintain different profiles and making it easier to browse titles in its book and magazine stores.Google has an event in New York next week. All the company is saying is that it has to do with its Android operating system for mobile devices. Google started selling the Nexus 7 over the summer and could use the event to announce an update.Toys R Us, meanwhile, is making a 7-inch tablet aimed at children. The Tabeo went on sale this week for $149.99.— CALLING ON WINDOWSMicrosoft Corp. will release a new version of the Windows operating system on Friday, one that’s designed to work on both traditional computers and tablet devices.Several PC manufacturers including Lenovo Group Ltd., Hewlett-Packard Co., Samsung Electronics Co. and Dell Inc. already have announced details about new desktops, laptops and tablet computers.Microsoft plans its own tablet computer, too. It’s new territory for Microsoft, which typically leaves it to others to make devices using its software. Now, it will be competing against its partners.The Surface tablet will come in two versions, both with 10.6-inch screens, slightly larger than the iPad’s.One model will run on the same type of lower-energy chips used in the iPad. It will start at $499, also like the newest, full-sized iPads. A keyboard cover will cost another $100. That will go on sale Friday.A heavier, more expensive version will run on Intel chips and be capable of running standard Windows applications. Microsoft hasn’t announced the date or price for that yet.A new version of the Windows Phone system is coming out this fall as well. Once-dominant phone maker Nokia Corp. has been struggling in the shadow of Apple and Android, and it’s counting on the new Windows system for a revival. Nokia and Microsoft have unveiled two new devices, but few details are available on when and where they would go on sale.— NEW BLACKBERRYSA year ago, Research In Motion Ltd. disclosed that it was working on a next-generation phone system for the BlackBerry, which now looks ancient next to the iPhone and Android devices. It was supposed to be out in time for this year’s holiday season. That won’t happen.In June, RIM pushed the release of BlackBerry 10 devices into early next year, saying it wasn’t ready. That means RIM will not only compete with the new iPhone and Android devices out this fall, but it will also have to contend with the new Windows devices.— PLAYING GAMESNintendo’s new Wii U game machine will go on sale in the U.S. on Nov. 18. A basic, white model will cost $300. A deluxe black version for another $50 comes with an extra game and more accessories. The GamePad touch-screen controller for it will offer new ways to play.In “New Super Mario Bros. U.,” for example, players holding the old Wii controllers control Mario, Luigi and other characters. The person with the GamePad can help them along by using a stylus to create stepping stones for the characters or stun enemies.Players can also turn off the TV entirely and play on the GamePad.Nintendo Co. has been trying to drum up excitement for the Wii U, the first major gaming console to launch since 2006.The company also announced new entertainment features for the console. Called Nintendo TVii, the service collects all the ways users have to watch movies, TV shows and sports. This includes pay-TV accounts along with services such as Hulu and Netflix. The GamePad works as a fancy remote controller and will let viewers comment on what they are watching.TVii will be available Nov. 18 as well, at no extra cost. by News Staff Posted Nov 2, 2012 6:29 am MDT read more

Women EHF CL Tight win for Oltchim in Germany

Oltchim ValceaRomania handball Women’s EHF Champions League begins with an away win of the clear favorite, Oltchim Valcea over German Buxtehude 24:20 (13:11). Winner was decided in the last three minutes, when experienced Romanian team made 4:0 series for the two important points at the beginning of European season.* C.S. Oltchim Rm.Valcea :– Talida Tolnai 14 saves– Oana Chirila 11– Oana Manea 3– Patricia Vizitiu 3– Yeliz Ozel 3– Marija Jovanovic 2– Iulia Managarova 1– Ionela Stanca 1* Buxtehuder S.V. :– Krause 21 saves– Techert 4– Lamein 3– Bulau 3– Melbeck 3– Klein 2– Langkeit 2– Stapenfeldt 2– Lutz 1 ← Previous Story Women’s EHF CL begins – Andrea Lekic about Györ, Serbia, herself… Next Story → Champions League: Favorites win!

Victim of Tipperary shooting named as Shane Rossiter

first_imgTHE VICTIM OF a fatal shooting in Co Tipperary has been named as 30-year-old Shane Rossiter.Gardaí have confirmed that the shooting happened at around 6.45am in the Tipperary village of Golden on Wednesday.He was taken to South Tipperary General Hospital in Clonmel where he was later pronounced dead.A post-mortem examination has been concluded but Gardaí the results are not being disclosed for “operational reasons”.No arrests have been made at this stage.Investigations are ongoing.An appeal has been issued for anyone with any information about the incident to contact Gardaí at Tipperary Town on 062 80670, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.Read: Man dead after shooting in Tipperary village>last_img

American confesses to murder as he is executed

first_imgAN AMERICAN MAN confessed to a murder he had long denied as he was put to death last night in Florida by lethal injection.William Happ, 51, had spent 24 years on death row in connection with the death of a young woman named Angela ‘Angie’ Crowley in 1986.The state corrections system used a new lethal chemical for the first time, and the execution reportedly did not go smoothly.Florida news reports said Happ took more than 15 minutes to die, as his body repeatedly made convulsive movements.He was pronounced dead at 6:16 pm (20:16 GMT), said Misty Cash, a spokeswoman for the state prison system.FootprintHapp, who had drug and alcohol problems, met Crowley in a parking lot. The woman was strangled and raped, and her body found in a canal.He was initially arrested for an unrelated crime, and the murder probe led to him because of a footprint of his that was found by investigators.In a statement expressing his last words as he lay on the table where he was ultimately executed, Happ confessed. He had written:For 27 years, the horrible murder of Angela Crowley has been clouded by circumstantial evidence and uncertainty. For the sake of her family, loved ones and all concerned, it is to my agonising shame that I must confess to this terrible crime.He added: “I wish to offer my most sincere and heartfelt apologies not only to those concerned for Angela Crowley but also to those I deceived and allowed to believe in my innocence”.It was the 80th execution in Florida since capital punishment was reinstated in the United States in 1976. It was the 31st this year in the country.As stocks of the usual lethal injection drug dwindle, most US states that carry out executions are turning to new drugs. This is sparking lawsuits from death row prisoners that the changes will cause undue suffering.Such is the case of another death row inmate in Florida who is scheduled to be put to death in November.- © AFP, 2013Mentally disabled inmate on death row gets stay of execution in US>Column: Ending the death penalty – a view from Texas>last_img read more