Woman who went on 16-month ‘spree of offending’ sent to prison

first_imgA 20-year-old woman who went on ‘a spree of offending’ over a 16-month period has been sentenced to four months in prison.Sarah Mihai, of 41 Hazelbrook Crescent, Long Lane, Letterkenny, had pleaded guilty to the charges which dated from July, 2016 to November, 2017. Mihai was charged with 11 thefts and four burglaries during the period.Among Mihai’s offences began were the theft with the theft of property to the value of €50 from a barbers in the Courtyard Shopping Centre on July 9, 2016.Further offences included the theft of a Simon Community Collection Box, containing around €150, from the All Seasons Charity Shop in Ballybofey, when she was accompanied by an older female, who distracted staff.Mihai was detained by security staff at St Conal’s Hospital after removing a purse from a handbag that was held in an office to which she gained entry. Mihai gave Gardai a false name and address when apprehended on that occasion.Mihai admitted to the theft of €300 in mixed coins and two cartons of cigarettes, worth €178, after gaining entry to an office at John Mac’s Mace in Stranorlar on October 22, 2017.Mihai took a purse from a locker in the staff area of the Coffee Factory and used a card to make contactless payments at a number of locations, while she was apprehended by Gardaí after removing 14 €50 notes from the till of Centra at Main Street Ballybofey on November 6, 2017.“Given that they were committed over this length of time and in nearly every case there was considerable pre-mediation and planning, I can’t dispose of this in the manner suggested in the probation report,” Judge Paul Kelly said at Letterkenny District Court.Mihai was given a total of four months in prison and fined a total of €750.Recognisance in the event of an appeal was set on Mihai’s own bond of €200.Woman who went on 16-month ‘spree of offending’ sent to prison was last modified: June 21st, 2018 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BallybofeyJudge Paul KellyletterkennyLetterkenny District CourtSarah Mihailast_img read more

Read More »

A Bad Kind of Sexual Selection

first_img51; Darwin taught a kind of sexual selection that presumed mate choice can lead to extravagant sexual differences.  There is a kind of sexual selection going on among humans that is by intelligent design – with bad consequences.  In this case, the selections are not being made by potential mates, but by parents.    According to PhysOrg, “In the next 20 years in large parts of China and India, there will be a 10% to 20% excess of young men because of sex selection and this imbalance will have societal repercussions, states an analysis in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).”    What has led to this harmful imbalance?  For one, it is Asian preference for sons, based on cultural traditions with long histories.  For another it is abortion law: “A preference for sons in China, India and South Korea combined with easy access to sex-selective abortions has led to a significant imbalance between the number of males and females born in these countries.”  Finally, in China, the 30-year-old one-child policy has pressured many parents to make sure their one child is a boy (09/18/2010).    What is the cost of this deliberate sex selection?  “The societal implications mean that a significant percentage of the male population will not be able to marry or have children because of a scarcity of women,” the article stated.  “In China, 94% of unmarried people aged 28 to 49 are male, 97% of whom have not completed high school, and there are worries the inability to marry will result in psychological issues and possibly increased violence and crime.”Where are the feminists?  Where is the outrage about baby girls being selectively aborted?  Is this an evolutionary trait of human beings that forces dictators and parents to make irrational decisions, or are human beings morally responsible for their actions and the consequences?  We all know the answer.  Evil choices are especially egregious when they affect the next generation.(Visited 45 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Read More »

Cells Teach Humans About Design

first_imgBiomimetics extends to the cellular level, where extraordinary processes show engineers the right way to do things.Locks and keys. We all know man-made locks on our doors, but cells use lock-and-key mechanisms to regulate their own processes. Phys.org says that “Copying nature’s lock-and-key system could improve rapid medical diagnostics.” Researchers at Imperial College London looked at the secrets of receptors on proteins to fashion a new kind of transistor.Receptors recognise molecules with particular shapes and bind to them in a lock-and-key mechanism. In this study, the nanoscale transistor was made from a polymer material that could be imprinted with a binding site – ‘the lock’. This allows the system to detect the only matching ‘key’ – a specific target molecule.To test that the system works as expected, the team used it to detect the antibody that binds to insulin, a mechanism important in the diagnosis of diabetes. However, the team say that the system design can also be readily applied in the detection to a much broader range of biological molecules.Co-author of the study Professor Joshua Edel, from the Department of Chemistry at Imperial, said: “We have shown that we can imprint a polymer at the entrance to the nanopore with the shape of the natural ‘lock’ to the ‘key’ molecule we are looking for, mimicking biological receptors.“What’s a ‘photonic melanin supraball’? Whatever it is, it must be good, because it was the product of ‘bioinspiration’ to a team desiring to mimic structural colors – those ‘photonic crystals’ that give butterflies their iridescent wings and birds their flashing feathers. To achieve their design, they looked to the molecular components behind those animal wonders:We demonstrate a feasible solution for producing structural colors inspired by bird feathers. We have designed core-shell nanoparticles using high–refractive index (RI) (~1.74) melanin cores and low-RI (~1.45) silica shells. The design of these nanoparticles was guided by finite-difference time-domain simulations. These nanoparticles were self-assembled using a one-pot reverse emulsion process, which resulted in bright and noniridescent supraballs. With the combination of only two ingredients, synthetic melanin and silica, we can generate a full spectrum of colors. These supraballs could be directly added to paints, plastics, and coatings and also used as ultraviolet-resistant inks or cosmetics.Think of the lipstick shades that could come from this technology. Even pigs might look charming with it.Selective passage for smart membranes. Cell membranes have the amazing capacity to let certain items in and block others. Called active transport, this capacity (unlike unguided osmosis, a natural law that only follows the concentration gradient), allows cells to use natural law to ‘violate’ natural law by design, going against natural concentration gradients through the use of highly-sophisticated ‘gates’ in the membrane. One of those is the aquaporin family of membrane channels, which let water in or out but can block other molecules. Nature Scientific Reports published a new paper about this, “Quantification of Aquaporin-Z reconstituted into vesicles for biomimetic membrane fabrication.” This is important, they say, because “Aquaporin incorporated biomimetic membranes are anticipated to offer unprecedented desalination capabilities” such as reverse osmosis.Quantifying the reconstituted aquaporins in synthetic membranes, however, represents a “huge hurdle” to progress in this field. The team in Singapore came up with a new method to determine how many channels make it into production:These methods allow more accurate determination of Aquaporin-Z reconstituted and loss during reconstitution, with relatively commonly available equipment and without complex sample handling, or lengthy data analysis. These would allow them to be widely applicable to scientific studies of protein function in the biomimetic environment and engineering studies on biomimetic membrane fabrication.In this series of three CEH articles, we have shown that biomimetics is still a very hot topic in science. Engineers are getting inspired everywhere in nature: from animals, from plants, and even from the tiny molecular machines in cells.Go bioneers! (5/13/06). In the 15 years we have been reporting on progress in biomimetics, interest in the subject has grown steadily around the world. The time is ripe to oust the Darwin Party totalitarian regime and send them into exile. Design is the word for the 21st century! (Visited 303 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Read More »

Ethnic hair care goes natural

first_imgJohannah Moriti has established the first cosmetic company in South Africa to manufacture natural chemical-free products that don’t alter the structure of ethnic hair. JOM Cosmetics became the first company to receive an EU Ecolabel of environmental excellence. Worldwide it is the only cosmetic brand that has achieved this. (Images: JOM Cosmetics) MEDIA CONTACTS • Johannah Moriti   JOM Cosmetics  +27 21 813 6701 RELATED ARTICLES • Cards celebrate SA’s languages • Entrepreneur builds internet empire • Meds on wheels for positive change • Elizabeth Arden’s new SA faceWilma den HartighJohannah Moriti has established the first cosmetic company in South Africa to manufacture natural chemical-free products that don’t alter the structure of ethnic hair.Her products are changing the cosmetic industry, for the first time offering women an alternative to harmful chemical-based hair products.“I want to show black women that their natural hair is a gift to be celebrated,” she says.And to think that it all started with Moriti’s frustration with bad hair days. What she thought was a throwaway dream has turned into an international success story.JOM Cosmetics has already achieved great success in South Africa, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Spain, with its ethic and caucasian product ranges.Recently it became the first company to receive an EU Ecolabel of environmental excellence. The certification is only awarded to products and services that meet high environmental standards throughout their life cycle, from raw material extraction to production, distribution and disposal.“This is a prestigious award,” she says. “Worldwide we are the only cosmetic brand that has achieved this.”Identifying a gap in the market“Over the years I tried every relaxant on the market but my hair just became increasingly unmanageable. This is what finally drove me to start experimenting with my own hair formulas,” Moriti tells.Moriti, who is trained in analytical chemistry, wanted to make a product that would work effectively, but as she did more research she realised the chemicals in relaxants strip and destroy the structure of black hair.“I realised I could use ingredients without after-effects. A lot of research worldwide shows that chemical relaxers are highly toxic,” she says.“I thought to myself, what’s wrong with curly hair?” – and this is how the idea was born. She dedicated her time to develop a formula with only natural ingredients that nourish natural curls, creating soft, healthy hair that is easy to grow, work with and style.But turning the idea into a viable business and product was Moriti’s biggest challenge.She was looking to introduce an entire new range of products – the first of its kind on the market – and she was competing with some of the biggest names in the cosmetic and hair care business.“Other big name companies have been formulating synthetic products for years and if they want to enter into the natural products market, they usually just buy out companies,” she says.Being a newcomer was scary and even though she knew that the natural products market was set for major growth, making a name in the industry was a daunting task.“When I started I realised the natural market was not big, but that it would grow as people become more health conscious and look for alternatives to synthetic products,” she says.Getting into the marketMoriti spent a year visiting hair salons in the Western Cape – up to ten a day – to introduce her product, pretending to be a sales rep to make sure the feedback she received was honest.“Everyone I demonstrated it on loved it, but distributing this way was never going to reach more than a relative handful,” she says.What she needed was a retailer who would take the product to the larger market.The Pick n Pay Foundation, through its small business initiative, recognised the product’s potential and introduced it to its stores nationally as well as in neighbouring countries. It also helped with expansion into Europe – JOM Cosmetics participated in a trade expo in Spain, where they won a sponsorship to set up an office there.When the range was launched in South Africa Moriti and her team were overwhelmed by the positive feedback.“The response we had was amazing. Most of our clients are people that have lost their hair because of excessive use of chemicals,” she says.The products are also safe for use on children and people who are prone to skin conditions such as eczema.Unexpected awardsMoriti’s vision of creating alternative hair care products has made it possible for more women to maintain natural hairstyles, and for this JOM Cosmetics won an award in the SMEs category of South Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government Awards for 2012.The awards recognise inspirational women achievers in business and government who are working for the benefit of South Africa and its future generations.Moriti never expected to win awards and make a name internationally.“When you start a business, you do it because you see a need, because it is your job and you are doing what you love.” The accolades have inspired her to achieve even more.last_img read more

Read More »

Backing Up a Minisplit Heating System

first_imgOther points to considerCove heaters are available in either 120-volt or 240-volt models, Berry continues, so one issue is having enough room in the main panel for the wire and the breakers that will be required. He suggests planning on about 150 watts per foot of heater.Heat from the units is noticeable 2 or 3 feet away, but after that it is not. The heaters can’t be painted, and the special paint on the front of the heats should not be touched, at least until the heaters have run for a while, Berry says. “They are not meant for rapid warmup of even small spaces,” he adds. “Think of them as slow cookers, not microwave ovens.“All that said, they are still resistance heaters and consume electricity accordingly,” he says. ” If I had had an economical option I would probably have done minisplits.”With electricity consumption in mind, Dana Dorsett suggests resistance heaters should not be oversized.“If anything, undersize it by at least 25% from the full design load, or even half,” he says. “It’s too easy to become complacent and leave the resistance heaters running, and they will [be] carrying the bulk of the load rather than letting the heat pump do the heavy lifting.”Using occupancy switches or timers is one way around that potential problem. Low temperatures where David Gadbois lives aren’t Siberian, but he’s still interested in supplementing his ductless minisplit heating system with electric resistance heaters, something to provide a boost on just the coldest days of the year.“I was thinking about slightly undersizing my ductless minisplit system and using a handful of electric resistant heaters to supplement on, say, the 5% coldest days,” Gadbois writes in a Q&A post at GBA. “These heaters could also help smooth out temperature gradients throughout the house, and finally can also serve as backup heat if the minisplit fails altogether.”Although he isn’t specific about where he’s writing from, Gadbois notes the coldest days of the year are going to bottom out at about 5°F.What he has in mind are some “low-temp, low wattage” ceiling panel heaters that run on 120-volt power.Does that plan make sense? That’s the topic for this Q&A Spotlight. Michael Maines, for example, writes that he had wanted to accomplish much the same thing at his own house and ended up with a wall-mounted Envi heater. Although these units project slightly from the wall, they do not incorporate a fan and have what Maines says is a “sleek and low profile.”“They distribute heat via passive convection, so you get better air circulation that you would from a true radiant heater,” he writes. “In many ways they work like electric baseboard heaters, but look better. They also cost more, but are still very affordable.” [According to the company’s website, the units cost $140 and draw 475 watts of electricity.]As to ceiling panels, Maines has no direct experience, other than running into a few old ones on renovations. Convectair is another wall-mounted option available both with and without a fan.Another suggestion comes from Charlie Sullivan, who writes that an air-to-water heat pump such as a Chiltrix might be worth looking into.“You can put minipslit-like fan coil units where you’d put the minisplit heads (with more options for small low-profile units), and supplement with small panel radiators where you want smaller amounts of heat delivered locally,” Sullivan says. “Radiant ceiling panels are also an option.”One more electric option comes from Lance Peters, who notes that 4×8 hydronic sheets that are joined and taped just like drywall are under development. They would, he says, turn an entire ceiling into a radiant panel. He offers a link to radiant ceiling heating from Uponor. What about cove heaters?Malcolm Taylor says he’s used cove heaters, a type of radiant panel mounted on the wall just below ceiling height, but probably would not suggest them again.“I specced radiant cove heaters on two projects and one homeowner went ahead and installed them,” he writes. “To me the ‘radiant’ aspect of the heat seems a bit overplayed. I don’t notice any appreciable difference between the way the heat is delivered from any other resistance heater. It is nice that they are out of the way of furniture (and kids), but they are a lot more intrusive architecturally perched up near the ceiling.”Given the premium in price over baseboard heaters and the lack of a real difference in performance, he adds, Taylor would be unlikely to recommend cove heaters again.If there’s someone to make the case for cove heaters it appears to be Roger Berry, who suffered through coal and wood in parts of his house, single-pane windows that always seemed cold, and a 1960s renovation that brought with it some radiant ceiling panels that were, in a word, “awful.”“After growing up and spending 40 years with all the dust, noise, uneven distribution of forced-air heat homes, I chose to go all in with cove heaters for our ‘new pretty good house,’ ” he writes — Comfort Cove heaters from Radiant Systems Inc. Because the house is so well insulated, and equipped with high-quality, triple-pane windows, the cost of heating with electricity has not been overwhelming.“I will point out that the sensation of radiant cove heaters is quite different from forced air (or minisplits I suspect),” Berry writes. “The air temperature is never more than a degree off from thermostat settings.”That’s unlike a room heated with a minisplit or a forced-air system, which provide warm air well above the thermostat’s setting, he adds. For men who are losing their hair, as Berry says he is, the air might feel cool enough to don a cap inside. “However,” he adds, “neither of us miss the whooshing noises and redepositing of dog and cat hair onto every surface. Filters not withstanding, the dust bunnies were always on the move. Minisplits might amplify the warm head effect due to the higher point of air distribution. Dust bunnies might stay put under the sofa.”Berry adds that cove heaters aren’t any less attractive than the indoor units that come with minisplits or wall-mounted electric heaters. “They have just become part of the ‘wallpaper’ of awareness,” he says, “much like any vent or light switch does. We don’t worry about blocking vents with furniture or rugs, we don’t have mobile dust bunnies, and best of all each room has their thermostat, so everyone gets to sleep at whatever temperature they like. The whole house, heater elements and wiring was done for less than a quarter of a small forced air system.” RELATED ARTICLES Heaters as safety concernsWall-mounted heaters do take some floor space, Gadbois points out, and should someone make contact with a heater they might get burned. “Also worth considering that wall units that get hot are not kid-friendly,” he says. “Heck, even adults that aren’t paying attention…”That’s not the case with the Envi heater that Maines installed. The surface of the heater never gets hot enough to be dangerous, he says. The wall above the heater gets “pretty warm,” but not warm enough to burn anyone.“I’m not trying to convince you away from ceiling panels; it looks like there is a wide variety to choose from,” Maines says. “Just trying to clear up any misconceptions about wall heaters.”Brian P is another GBA reader who has some experience with wall heaters as well as minisplits, and he suggests Gadbois not intentionally undersize the heat pumps.“I would suggest going with a correctly sized minisplit system,” Brian says. “If you want some electric resistance backup and consistent temperatures (may not be an issue), I can understand planning for that. We primarily heat with a minisplit and have 500-watt Stiebel Eltron wall heaters (240 volts, hard-wired) in a few areas (bedrooms, bathrooms). We only use them when temperatures are forecast to drop below -10°F, but they aren’t necessary.”If Brian had it to do over again, he’d simply wire in some extra 120-volt outlets where he could plug in wall heaters as they were needed. “See how the minisplit works out,” he suggests. “If if meets your needs, you’re all set. If you need more comfort due to temperature gradients, buy a few wall heaters.” Our expert’s opinionHere’s what GBA technical director Peter Yost had to say:One of my first research projects at the NAHB Research Center (now called the Home Innovation Center) was to evaluate Solid State Heating Corp. (SSHC) radiant ceiling panels in comparison to a conventional forced-air heating system. (You can read a one-page project summary here or the full project report here .)The idea is that the appropriate number and size of ceiling heating panels, controlled in each room by a thermostat that sensed operative temperature (operative temperature being the air temperature plus the mean radiant temperature, divided by 2), can be operated like lights. You turn the panels on when you enter a room and turn them off when you leave. The panels achieve their operating temperature of about 165°F in about 90 seconds. Their location — either centered in a room or favored towards areas of greater heat loss (such as large windows or patio sliders) — gives the best viewing angles from the panels to room occupants.The panels look a bit like ceiling tiles, are about 1 inch thick, and are mounted to the ceiling, run by either 110 volt or 220 volt electrical circuits. A radiant panel provides most of the heat for my office at home (see Image #2 below).Do they work? In a nutshell, yes. Their advantage is room-by-room zoning and very fast on-and-off. How much you can depress air temperature because of the elevated mean radiant temperature the panels deliver is a function of how air-leaky your building is and how long you stay in one location. Leakier buildings tend to make the radiant panels shine a bit more compared to forced-air and the more you move about, the greater the advantage of nearly instant on-off of the panels (Over time, the air and mean radiant temperature equalize/reach equilibrium, eroding the MRT advantage).One cool result of the study (cited above) was adding modulation to the panels; they now are split into quarters so that a panel can be 0, 25%, 50%, 75%, or 100% energized. This eliminates the large and rapid drop in MRT and hence thermal discomfort when the original panels, which were only on or off, shut down on signal from the thermostat. Heating a Tight, Well-Insulated HouseGreen Basics: Green Heating OptionsChoosing HVAC Equipment for an Energy-Efficient HomeHow to Buy a Ductless MinisplitSaving Energy With Manual J and Manual D Consider other electric optionsGadbois likes a couple of things about ceiling-mounted panels: they don’t make any noise, they don’t protrude into the living space, and they don’t require fans to distribute heat. Still, several GBA readers offer some alternatives.last_img read more

Read More »

Running: The health mantra for Delhi

first_imgNaveen JindalDelhi is an intoxicating mix of traditional and modern blends and is ideal for anyone who is passionate about sports and fitness. In fact, the capital offers its residents everything they may need for a healthy life. The excellent infrastructure it provides is enough for us to be proud,Naveen JindalDelhi is an intoxicating mix of traditional and modern blends and is ideal for anyone who is passionate about sports and fitness. In fact, the capital offers its residents everything they may need for a healthy life. The excellent infrastructure it provides is enough for us to be proud of.Far removed from the glass and chrome cities world over, Delhi abounds in greenery and has parks and stadiums that are tailor-made for the fitness conscious. While exercise is a personal regimen, running in this city has taken on social proportions. The first time I ran in a marathon was three years ago; the energy of a thousand people running together was just amazing, and addictive. City marathons create a sense of belonging, a sense of ownership and responsibility. While maintaining the highest level of fitness is my primary aim, running the marathon is an unparalleled experience. The Delhi Marathon is always for a good cause and I love knowing that we are helping a cause by running as a community.Another event that I take pride in being part of is the Tiranga Run. To run holding the national flag high is a feeling every Indian should be able to boast of. I take a personal pride in this as it was when I moved a plea that the Court allowed every Indian national the right to fly the national flag.When I first ran the Delhi marathon three years ago, I found the energy of a thousand people running together amazing, and addictiv.Of course, running a marathon is serious exercise, and fitness is something every individual should take seriously. I personally have not been jogging outdoors regularly of late but this city has a plethora of excellent options for those who love running. Lodhi Gardens, Nehru Park, India Gate, professional stadiums and even private clubs, the capital offers some thing to anyone brimming with enthusiasm. Over the past few years, time constraints have meant that I work out mostly at home. But I always believe that a healthy body is the key to a positive mind and thus for me, a fitness regimen is a must. I am also a firm believer in the benefits of yoga and pranayam. Yoga is as much about the body as it is about the mind and I religiously practise my daily routine of yoga even when I am travelling.What is important is to have a healthy lifestyle and by that I mean early to bed and early to rise, exercise daily, and eat the right food at regular intervals, which helps maintain metabolism. If you eat unhealthy or junk food, then it becomes very difficult to burn out the calories. One has to be disciplined, always.advertisementThe best tracks in townSIRI FORT SPORTS COMPLEXKhel Gaon MargTrack: 1 kmSurface: Clay lawn surface for a smooth run. Clientele: Fitness fans. “This is a wonderful track, beautifully maintained by DDA. All that greenery makes you feel healthier.”-Muzaffar Iqbal, member, Indian hockey teamNEHRU PARKChanakyapuriTrack: 2.4 kmSurface: Soft non-metal surface easy on ligaments Clientele: The proximity to the Diplomatic Enclave says it all.LODHI GARDENLodhi RoadTrack: 2.5 kmSurface: Made of clay. The park even has a monkey bridge where runners can get a thorough workout. Clientele: This power park attracts the who’s who of Delhi, politicians, judges, industrialists et al.JAWAHARLAL NEHRU STADIUMOff Lodhi RoadTrack: Four lane, 400 mSurface: Synthetic track Clientele: State and national level athletes. “Delhi’s only two synthetic tracks for professional athletes can be found here.”-D. Sarkar, director (Sports), DDA.ROSE GARDENNear IITTrack: 750 mSurface: Soft mud track Clientele: Nature nuts and fitness freaks. “The best part about this park is that there are no irritating romantic couples lurking here.”-Capt. Deepanjali Bakshi, runner-mountaineer.last_img read more

Read More »

Subroto Cup: No action yet on Afghan player who assaulted the refree

first_imgA day after mauling the referee in the middle of the park, Shejauddin of Esteqlal High School is yet to be punished for his act. The erring player was the main architect of the fracas during his team’s match against Dynamo Kyiv on Friday.The organisers of the tournament, The Air Force Sports Control Board are in talks with the Afghanistan High Commission, according to a press release issued by the organisers.A meeting between them took place but no decision was taken till late night. Since the player is from a foreign team and Subroto is an invitational tournament, there is hardly any scope for stringent action to be taken. The referee, Armughan Rowan, is a FIFA panel referee and has conducted many high profile domestic matches.”There is not much we can do about it unless the referee files a FIR. As the player is from a foreign team and is young, the matter would be dealt internally. The diplomatic relations also come into the picture and the player would be at the most rebuked strongly for his action,” a tournament official said.Dynamo Kyiv coach Serhii Bezhenar also said the incident was very embarrassing for his team and the players should learn to keep their calm, more so when they are growing up. “It was a very sad incident that took place yesterday. The players have to show composure on the field,” Bezhenar said.Meanwhile, Dynamo sailed into the final with a 6-0 demolition of Sports Hostel, Tamil Nadu. They will now face Kerala school MSP.advertisementlast_img read more

Read More »

PBA D-League: Family Mart-Enderun stuns AMA for breakthrough win

first_imgValandre Chauca put up 24 points, all from beyond the arc, seven rebounds and seven assists to lead the Titans, who snapped a seven-game slide in the Aspirants Group.Titans head coach Pipo Noundou said the previous losses just proved talent and hunger are within the team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“We never doubted that we’re going to get at least one win,” said Noundou. “All the losses we had were just by single digits. It means we’re close but with the lack of experience, we just had to adjust, and we took the challenge.”Richard Escoto proved his worth underneath coming away with 17 points and 10 rebounds for Family Mart-Enderun while John Vidal and Mark Gatdula had 17 and 14 points, respectively. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Family Mart-Enderun broke away from a close 81-78 game to end the with third with a 35-point explosion in the fourth.Joshua Munzon had 30 points, 13 rebounds, and seven assists but couldn’t lift AMA as his team dropped to a 2-6 record.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport MANILA, Philippines—Family Mart-Enderun pulled off a stunner and blasted AMA Online Education, 116-94, in the 2019 PBA D-League Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.ADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: NU Bulldogs clinch back-to-back UAAP men’s volleyball titles Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue LATEST STORIES ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too View commentslast_img read more

Read More »

Wriddhiman Saha returns home after shoulder surgery in Manchester

first_imgIndia’s Test wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha, who on Thursday returned to the city after a shoulder injury in Manchester, oozed optimisim that he would be fit for the Australia tour in December.Saha added that he won’t be able to move his hands for three weeks. “It’s not easy. You cannot move the hand and keep it at one position. It’s worse than facing fast bowlers. But this is the only way to go forward and make a comeback,” Saha told reporters.Sporting a stubble, Saha’s right hand was heavily strapped from below the elbow. The 33-year-old had a laberal repair surgery at the Arm Clinic in Manchester.After a couple of weeks’ rest, Saha’s rehab would begin at the Bengaluru-based National Cricket Academy.All Is Well..now back home..Thank You everyone for keeping me in your prayers. Grateful to @BCCI for taking care of every minute details. pic.twitter.com/Nhj9ogX8X0Wriddhiman Saha (@Wriddhipops) August 9, 2018During the Indian Premier League (IPL), Saha suffered a thumb injury that kept him out of the one-off Test against Afghanistan in June.It was later discovered that Saha was carrying a shoulder injury that ruled him out of contention for the ongoing tour of England.The Australia Test series begins in December 6, which may be a realistic chance of Saha’s comeback plans.”It’s still a long way to go for the Australia tour (in December). Let’s see, I’m keeping my fingers crossed,” he said.”Nobody can have a say on injury which is a part and parcel of a sportsperson’s career. But one should not play with injury.”advertisement”Normally in 55 per cent cases this injury does not recur after it’s healed. It all depends the way I recover and how I recover. I don’t want to fasten it and take my time. I want to go slow so that this does not aggravate again,” he said.(With IANS inputs)last_img read more

Read More »

Three RCMP officers injured arresting Trans Mountain pipeline demonstrators

first_imgAt least 28 demonstrators were arrested at the site over the weekend after they zip-tied themselves to a gate.A B.C. Supreme Court judge issued an order preventing protesters from being within five metres of two works sites at Trans Mountain terminals in the Metro Vancouver city.The injunction is indefinite, allowing Trans Mountain to continue work that was approved by the federal government to twin the existing pipeline from Edmonton to Burnaby. BURNABY, B.C. — The RCMP say three officers suffered minor injuries while making arrests Monday evening at demonstrations against the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline in Burnaby, B.C.The Mounties say one officer suffered a head injury after being kicked, another suffered a knee injury and a third injured a hand.The four arrests between 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Monday evening were in addition to 15 made earlier in the day.last_img read more

Read More »