Roach wants earlier Australia trip for Pacquiao

first_imgPanelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Thus far, decision on both counts still hangs as there’s a proposition for Pacquiao to spend his local training entirely in Manila and leave for Brisbane on June 24.Roach worked the mitts with Pacquiao Wednesday at Elorde Gym near Mall of Asia and left the ring satisfied as his prized ward proceeded to do a total of 24 rounds, including hitting the heavy bag and speed ball and skipping ropes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingThe session was different from Tuesday, when Pacquiao merely went through the motions of doing two rounds against lightweight Leonardo Doronio and three against light welterweight Sonney Katiandagho.The speed and stamina were there, but Roach lamented that Pacquiao’s timing was off and so was his perception of distance. SEA Games: PH beats Indonesia, enters gold medal round in polo ‘Coming Home For Christmas’ is the holiday movie you’ve been waiting for, here’s why Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lakers win 9th straight, hold off Pelicans LOOK: Vhong Navarro’s romantic posts spark speculations he’s marrying longtime GF View comments Manny Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach. PHOTO BY REM ZAMORADissatisfied with Manny Pacquiao’s sparring session Tuesday, chief trainer Freddie Roach is thinking of reverting to their original training plan.That is, for them to conduct the crucial stages of preparations in Gen. Santos City and proceed to Australia two weeks before Pacquiao stakes his World Boxing Organization welterweight crown against Australian Jeff Horn on July 2 in Brisbane.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend With over a month to go, Roach isn’t about to raise the bar on Pacquiao’s training as he wants it to be a gradual process. Roach is also keen on bringing in foreign sparring partners for his ward.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next More than 5,000 measles deaths in DR Congo this year — WHO Bolick, Red lions put Pirates in their place with huge second half South Korea to suspend 25% of coal plants to fight pollutionlast_img read more

Australia trounce England to square Ashes

first_imgAustralia squared the Ashes series and took a psychological edge over England going into the remaining two matches by completing a punishing 267-run victory over the tourists in the third Test on Sunday. ScoreRyan Harris took four of the five wickets to fall inside ten overs of Sunday’s morning session as England were bundled out for just 123 in its second innings, chasing 391. The burly paceman finished with career-best figures of 6-47.Mitchell Johnson took the Man-of-the-Match award, with his devastating first innings spell turning the match. Photo by APAfter suffering a humiliating innings-plus defeat in the second Test, Australia concentrated on changing their mental approach at the WACA Ground.That was apparent in many incidences of backchat and sledging between the two teams throughout the match – something Ponting was not about to apologize for.”It goes to show how much it (Test) means to us,” said Ponting. “I like seeing us play with that kind of emotion. It is no coincidence with the emotions, intensity and energy we had on the field we ended up the way bowled and fielded.”It has been hard-fought Test match cricket. We had our chance to assert ourselves bit more here. We did that with not what we said, but the way we played out cricket.”Now it will be England’s task to regroup from a lopsided defeat. If they can do so, England can secure the Ashes by winning the fourth Test starting in Melbourne on December 26. Otherwise the urn will be on the line in the final Test in Sydney.advertisementHaving watched his side get bowled out twice for less than 200 on a pitch that was quick but true, England captain Andrew Strauss had no hesitation in blaming the batsmen for the defeat, but said this was “not the time to panic.””We have got to keep perspective about things and realize there has been a hell of a lot of good batting on this tour so far. We have no reason to expect that to be any different going forward,” said Strauss.”There are definitely lessons to be learned from this game, it would be wrong for us to wash our hands of it completely. But it’s all about bouncing back now. We’ve done it well in the past and we’re going to have to do it in Melbourne.”Strauss refused to accept that Australia’s sledging had affected England mentally.”What you say never wins you a Test match, it’s what you do,” Strauss said. “Australia played better than us and deserved their win.”There is always going to be a lot of competitive fire in an Ashes Test match, both sides expect it. For us to be worrying about that side of things is taking our eye of what is actually important which is our performances, which weren’t good enough.”Mitchell Johnson took the Man-of-the-Match award, with his devastating first innings spell turning the match. England were on top at 78-0 in response to Australia’s first innings of 268, but Johnson finished with figures of 6-38 and the tourists were skittled for 187.”Mitch’s spell was unbelievable,” Ponting said. “(It) probably is one of the all-time great Ashes spells.”To happen when it did was an amazing achievement for him and for the team.”It set up this victory, now it set up the series for us.”As happy as Ponting was with Johnson’s performance, the smiles would have been even broader among Australia’s selectors, who were questioned and even ridiculed for recalling the paceman, having dropped him after a dismal first Test performance and then brought him back despite not playing in the interim.Ponting believes Johnson will have a huge impact on the rest of the series, and sown fresh seeds of doubt in the mind of England batsmen, some of whom must have thought they had Johnson figured out.”I don’t think they’re saying that now,” said Ponting. “That’s the beauty about having someone like that in the team. You don’t have a record like he has by fluke. You have to have a lot of skill and a lot of commitment to do the things he’s done.”West Australian Mike Hussey was unsurprisingly the only batsman to look at home on the bouncy WACA wicket, and his 116 propelled Australia to 309 in the second innings, setting England 391 to win.England would have harbored hopes of reaching that target – South Africa chased down more than that at the WACA four years previously – but were quickly undone by loose play by its top order on Saturday, when four of the five dismissals came from batsmen chasing balls outside off stump and edging to the slips.advertisementResuming at 81-5, the trend continued Sunday as England quickly surrendered.Harris bowled night watchman James Anderson (3) then claimed the vital wicket of the in-form Ian Bell (16), who was trapped lbw and fruitlessly called for a review.Wicketkeeper Matt Prior (10) was the eighth wicket to fall, surprised by a Harris lifter, spooning the ball to gully where Hussey took a fine diving catch.Johnson (3-44) then removed Graeme Swann (9), who played onto his stumps, and Harris fittingly ended the match when he got Steven Finn (2) to edge the ball to Steven Smith at third slip.”We had a better team performance here than we’ve had in a long time,” said Ponting. “It’s important we learn from that and not take the result for granted. There is a great lesson to learn from what we’ve done that made this so significant.”last_img read more

Rafael Nadal Powers Spain into Davis Cup Semi-final, Novak Djokovic’s Serbia Ousted

first_imgMadrid: Rafael Nadal won back-to-back matches to propel Spain to a 2-1 victory over Argentina and a place in the semi-finals of the new-look Davis Cup on Friday.World number one Nadal thrashed Diego Schwartzman 6-1, 6-2 to pull Spain level after Guido Pella put the Argentines ahead with a 6-7 (3), 7-6 (4), 6-1 win over Pablo Carreno. Nadal then teamed with Marcel Granollers to beat Maximo Gonzalez and Leonardo Mayer 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 in a must-win doubles match to see Spain into a final-four clash with Great Britain.”I had a good singles match, but the doubles came down to a few balls because the game was very close,” Nadal said. “It’s a great victory, but we don’t have time to enjoy it — we have to rest because tomorrow it will be difficult again.”Britain meanwhile eased into the semis with an efficient 2-0 effort over Germany.Andy Murray was rested on Friday. In his absence Kyle Edmund beat Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 7-5 in the first rubber with Daniel Evans taking three sets to see off Jan-Lennard Struff 7-6 (6), 3-6, 7-6 (2).Earlier Russia beat Novak Djokovic’s Serbia to reach the semi-finals following a cliff-hanger match that went all the way to a deciding tie-breaker.With the quarter-final level at 1-1 following the singles, the Russian pairing of Karen Khachanov and Andrey Rublev faced Djokovic and Viktor Troicki in the deciding rubber.After a see-saw match of high drama the Russians came out 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (8) winners and face Canada, quarter-final victors over Australia, in Saturday’s semi-finals.”It was heads or tails and the coin fell on our side,” Rublev said.”God gave me a chance to be a hero,” he added.Kachanov was already looking forward to the next match.”We’ll have to get it together for Canada,” he said of the semi-final.”Luck was on our side here, but this was one of the biggest games of either our careers.”Earlier in the day Rublev won the first singles over Filip Krajinovic 6-1, 6-2 to give Russia a lead, cancelled out later by Djokovic, who overcame Khachanov 6-3, 6-3.The world number two Djokovic, winner of 16 Grand Slams said the match had been “a real roller-coaster of a game, very, very emotional and very tense”.”Sport is not all about winning and losing but this hurts me personally,” said the 32-year-old.”Anyway the season is over now, we’ll get over it. Tomorrow is another day.”DJOKO PAINIn the absence of Daniil Medvedev, the Russian star who pulled out of the event citing exhaustion, captain Shamil Tarpischev placed his faith in Rublev and Khachanov for both singles and doubles.In the end, it all hinged on the doubles with Russia taking the first set 6-4.In the second set and with the Serbs up 4-2 Djokovic appeared to suffer discomfort from his right elbow, the same place where her reported pain at the ATP Finals last week.”A sudden movement caused a sharp pain, but I was still able to serve,” said Djokovic.After receiving two massage sessions during changeovers Djokovic appeared to have recovered and Serbia were back on level terms one set-all.The third set went to 6-6. Then the Serbs missed three match points in the tie-breaker, most agonisingly when Troicki missed an easy volley for victory.The Russians made no mistake when their turn came, clinching victory with their first match point. andy murraycanadadavis cupGreat Britain First Published: November 23, 2019, 8:56 AM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

Anil Kumble’s application as India coach queers the pitch for Ravi Shastri

first_imgTechnically, Anil Kumble’s application for the post of Indian coach is invalid. Clause 1 of the BCCI advertisement for the post – “(Candidate) Should have successfully coached a cricket team of any of the member countries of the ICC, at the first class or at the international level” – clearly nullifies Kumble. At best he has only mentored IPL teams Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians but never coached any representative side.TEST RECORD It’s about the pedigree though. Kumble’s 956 international wickets haven’t just made him India’s biggest match-winner, he is also one of the most respected in world cricket. While the present incumbent Ravi Shastri’s name was all but pencilled in again, Kumble’s surprising aspirations have queered the pitch not just for Shastri but for the rest of the 55 aspirants too. If Kumble is willing, hand the hat over to him. Period.There are two Kumbles: the one who shone on the field, picking up wicket-after-wicket, including a historic 10-wicket haul against Pakistan to finish as Test cricket’s third leading wicket-taker behind Mutthiah Muralitharan and Shane Warne. He once famously bowled with a bandaged broken jaw in the 2002 Antigua Test but it was his handling of the team during the infamous ‘Monkeygate’ that people will remember most about his leadership quality. This writer was in the media hall of Sydney Cricket Ground when Kumble singled out Australia for their lack of sporting spirit: “Only one team was playing with the spirit of the game, that’s all I can say.” The statement struck the right note with the Australian media and public who turned against their own team led by Ricky Ponting, calling them a “pack of wolves”. When India won the next Test at Perth, it was vindication of sorts for the Indian captain.advertisementPOST RETIREMENT Once he retired from cricket in 2008, having led India for almost a year, Kumble stayed within the periphery: a term as President of Karnataka State Cricket Association, then chairman, National Cricket Academy, being on BCCI’s Technical Committee and he has been chairing the ICC Cricket Committee for four years now. Add to it his mentorship of the IPL teams and Kumble hasn’t gone far from the game.BALL IN BCCI’S COURT It is no secret Rahul Dravid, Kumble’s erstwhile teammate, and a legend in his own right, was BCCI’s first choice as Indian coach but he has been maintaining all along that he isn’t yet ready for a full-time role. India needed the next best. While there will be a few foreigners thrown in, Kumble and Shastri will be the last men standing. Shastri, in his 18-month stint as Team Director had mixed results – good in Tests, average in ODIs – but most importantly the Test captain Virat Kohli and a few other players have spoken highly of him. The moment he applied for the post Shastri was the obvious frontrunner but the landscape may have changed in the last couple of days. All eyes will now be on the BCCI who have to vet the 57 applications. Will they go by the written word and close the door on Kumble’s claim? Or, do they open the doors of Indian cricket to its most valued soldier and hand him the reins of the team till World Cup 2019? (BCCI likely to prefer Hindi-speaking coach)last_img read more

Passport to Freedom comes to Delhi this Sunday

first_imgHarley-Davidson India’s Passport to Freedom is back with an exciting second season. A program designed to encourage confident riding amongst riders, the Delhi leg of Passport to Freedom will be organized at Red Fort Harley-Davidson, on April 30, 2017. After a successful debut last year, the 2017 edition of Passport to Freedom is scheduled to be organized across all Harley-Davidson dealership cities over the year to educate and inform riders on confident riding.As the sport of leisure motorcycling grows in India, Harley-Davidson brings Passport to Freedom to New Delhi with a view to encourage new riders to adhere to norms while enjoying the open roads in the saddle. Curated as an interactive session conducted by seasoned riders and motorcycle experts – Sagar Sheldekar and Rohan Albal from PowerDrift, Passport to Freedom introduces riders to certain simple techniques that help them improve their riding skills and address queries around effective braking, slow speed handling, defensive riding techniques and road signs and signals. Through this campaign, Harley-Davidson aims to instill confident and safe riding amongst aspiring riders while aiding them with skills to get on their first dream Harley-Davidson motorcycle.Also Read:First ride review: 2017 Harley Davidson Street Rod 750Sagar Sheldekar, better known as Sergeant Sheldekar, is the chief motorcycle tester at PowerDrift.  He has completed all four levels of the California Superbike School and has plenty of racing experience through the One Make Championships. Sagar is the man to go to for all the doubts, his sound acumen helps him diagnose and explain everything that works or otherwise in motorcycles. Rohan Albal, Founder and CEO at PowerDrift, also known as TenHut has spent most of his adult life around motorcycles and cars. Having pursued Mechatronics engineering from Germany, Rohan knows as much about the technical aspects of automobiles, as about riding and driving, all thanks to the professional coaching he has had over the years.advertisementOnce the session gets over, enthusiasts can also apply their newly acquired skill set while they take their favourite Harley-Davidson motorcycle for a spin.last_img read more

ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup to be held from Jan 30-Feb 20, 2021

first_imgA total of 31 matches, including the semi-finals and the final, will be held when the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2021 begins in New Zealand on January 30.The showpiece will be the fourth event to be fully or jointly hosted in New Zealand after two men’s World Cups in 1992 and 2015, and women’s event in 2000.The 50-over tournament will run from January 30 to February 20, a New Zealand Cricket (NZC) said in a statement.The 2021 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup will be the 12 edition and New Zealand have qualified automatically as hosts.The top four teams based on the ICC Women’s Championship standings will gain direct qualification for the prestigious event, while the remaining three teams will get a second chance through the Qualifier event in which the sides will be joined by Bangladesh and Ireland, and the winner of each regional qualifier in 2019 – Africa, Americas, Asia, East Asia Pacific and Europe.Currently, the top four teams in the point table are – Australia (22), defending champions England (22), India (16) and South Africa (16).Also Read | Eoin Morgan hits 4th fastest hundred in World Cup historyAlso Read | World Cup 2019: This India team intimidates Pakistan, says Waqar YounisAlso See:last_img read more

Zappacosta shows Chelsea can compete on all fronts

first_imgUEFA Champions League Zappacosta who? Unknown signing shows Chelsea can compete on all fronts Nizaar Kinsella Click here to see more stories from this author Chelsea correspondent Last updated 2 years ago 04:55 13/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(8) Davide Zappacosta Getty Images UEFA Champions League Chelsea Qarabağ Antonio Conte The Blues eased to 6-0 victory against lesser opposition as they showed that they have the depth required to be competitive this season Antonio Conte gave Davide Zappacosta his first start at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night as he rotated masterfully to show that his side can handle the demands of competing on all four fronts this season.Qarabag are one of the weakest Champions League teams to ever come to Stamford Bridge but dropping any points would have spelled disaster for Chelsea, as their group will become more competitive with AS Roma and Atletico Madrid to come.Chelsea 4/5 to beat Arsenal 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 Premier League champions ridiculed Qarabag with their fans chanting “Zappacosta, he scores when he wants” and “duh, duh, duh, duh… Zappacostaaaa.”This came as the relatively unknown wing-back ran some 30 yards and hit the back of the net as his cross flew in past Ibrahim Sehic in the 30th minute. This was soon after Pedro’s earlier strike from the edge of the box as Qarabag failed to close him down.Conte’s side got the job done with ease and go into their huge match on Sunday with Arsenal having not needed to exert themselves. Eden Hazard came off the bench in the 57th minute to stroll to a 6-0 victory, as their star man got his needed run out ahead of tougher matches.Zappacosta vs QarabagQarabag seemed just happy to have made it to this level of football as they switched off again for the third and fourth goals from set-pieces. Tiemoue Bakayoko got his first goal for Chelsea and Cesar Azpilicueta scored for the first time in the Champions League.Andreas Christensen was another positive as he looked assured and composed throughout, despite only being 21-years-old. Michy Batshuayi hasn’t started this season well for Chelsea but his strikes in the 76th and 82nd minutes will have provided him with a much-needed confidence boost with Alvaro Morata in such great form. It is hard to read too much into a victory over Qarabag but 6-0 is a thouroughly impressive scoreline in Europe’s elite competition, and Chelsea didn’t even play to their maximum level.Victor Moses was jokingly mocked by Willy Caballero on the bench after Zappacosta’s 30-yard run but it will be a breath of fresh air for Conte to finally have competition at wing-back. The club’s six signings in the summer may not all be glamorous but they have given them the depth needed to compete on four fronts this season.Chelsea will fear few teams in Europe, apart from maybe Real Madrid. The Blues remain England’s last Champions League winner and remain the highest-ranked club in terms of their coefficient. And despite a year out of the competition, they have an outside chance of repeating the glory of 2012.last_img read more

10 months agoWagner admits Huddersfield shopping list expanding

first_imgWagner admits Huddersfield shopping list expandingby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveHuddersfield boss David Wagner admits his shopping list is expanding.The Terriers are in dire need of a goalscorer in their bid to survive a second season in the Premier League and additional firepower is likely to be Wagner’s number one priority.“You can trust me, I try to do this job as well as I can as a manager and if the window is in front of you, you have to prepare yourself as best you can,” he said.“I have a list and a pen and sometimes I put some more names on the list. I do what every manager does at this time of the season.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Forest service plans large sale of Alaskan old growth timber

JUNEAU, Alaska — The U.S. Forest Service is planning the largest sale of Alaskan old growth timber in years.The Prince of Wales Island Landscape Level Analysis project will harvest as much as 225 million board feet (about 53,094 cubic meters) of old growth lumber from Prince of Wales Island in Tongass National Forest, KTOO reported Saturday.The service said the process will be gradual because it will not allow more than 100 acres (40 hectares) of clear cutting at one time from the southeastern Alaska region.Owen Graham, executive director of the logging industry group Alaska Forest Association, said young growth timber might employ seasonal lumberjacks but it’s the older trees that will keep remaining mills open.“The old growth portion will provide mill jobs and the young growth portion will almost exclusively end up getting shipped overseas,” Graham said. “But it’s providing jobs, those are good jobs.”Critics have said the deal is a retreat from the forest service’s 2016 announcement it would largely phase out old growth timber sales in Tongass National Forest over 15 years.“If the forest service really wants to be responsive to people in southeast Alaska, it’s going to have to figure out a way to stick to its plan to transition away from large scale old growth logging and get into more sustainable forest management,” said Austin Williams, Trout Unlimited in Alaska policy and legal director.The Alaska Department of Fish and Game raised own concerns over losses to deer and wolf habitats, which were not addressed in the plan.___Information from: KTOO-FM, http://www.ktoo.orgThe Associated Press read more

UN human rights chief urges all parties in Gaza and Israel to

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, “is following the unfolding situation in Gaza and southern Israel with considerable alarm,” her spokesperson, Rupert Colville, told reporters in Geneva. “She is appalled that once again civilians are losing their lives, including three Israeli citizens killed in their apartment by one of the hundreds of rockets fired over the past week as well as several Palestinian children, including a baby, and also a pregnant woman and some other civilians killed in Gaza,” he said. The new wave of violence in Gaza and southern Israel – which includes rocket attacks against Israel from Gaza, and Israeli airstrikes on Gaza – has resulted in several people being killed or wounded on both sides. “The High Commissioner has repeatedly and unequivocally condemned the indiscriminate firing of rockets from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel, and is deeply concerned both by the recent major upsurge in the number of rocket attacks, and that they are now being aimed at a major city, such as Tel Aviv,” Mr. Colville said. “She is also extremely concerned by the sharp increase in aerial attacks by Israeli forces on the heavily populated Gaza Strip in the past two days and urges both sides to pull back from an increasingly dangerous confrontation,” he added. Ms. Pillay’s comments echo those of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who, earlier this week, called to both sides to take serious steps to avoid further escalation and ensure the protection of civilians. On Monday, Mr. Ban called for an immediate cessation of indiscriminate rocket attacks by Palestinian militants targeting Israel. Two days later, he expressed his concern about the deteriorating situation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and noted his expectation that Israeli reactions are measured so as not to provoke a new cycle of bloodshed that could cause additional civilian casualties and have dangerous spill-over effects in the region. read more

DPR Korea UN expert calls for justice reconciliation based on human rights

“The people who are suffering from gross human rights violations in DPRK require immediate attention,” said the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the DPRK, Marzuki Darusman, during a press conference in Seoul, Republic of Korea (ROK).He noted that the Commission of Inquiry, established by the UN Human Rights Council to investigate alleged systematic, widespread and grave violations of human rights in DPRK, represents a more concerted approach towards improving human rights in the country.The three-member Commission, on which Mr. Darusman also served as a member, has been documenting a wide range of rights violations since March, seeking to determine whether they would constitute crimes against humanity and who or which institutions should be held accountable. “But the question is what we will do with the Commission’s findings. It is clear that the primary responsibility to protect the human rights of the North Koreans lies with the DPRK Government, which has so far refused to cooperate with my mandate. We must continue to address this.”He added that there are other factors such as security concerns, inter-Korean relations, and regional dynamics that also affect the considerations and the severely rights-restrictive policies of the DPRK leadership.“Unless these factors are taken into account, there will be no meaningful steps towards a gradual settlement of the Korean question, which has a direct bearing on the human rights of the people on the Korean peninsula,” Mr. Darusman said.Since his appointment in August 2010, the Special Rapporteur has made several requests to visit DPRK; however, access has so far not been granted. Mr. Darusman has used a three-day fact-finding mission to Seoul to better understand any aspects or factors that may impact on inter-Korean relations. During his visit, he met with Government officials, representatives of civil society and other stakeholders. Independent experts, or special rapporteurs, are appointed by the Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a country situation or a specific human rights theme. The positions are honorary and the experts are not UN staff, nor are they paid for their work. read more

Samsung Starts Building 22inch Translucent LCD Displays

first_img[via OLED-Display]AdChoices广告 Remember that video about how everything in the future would be covered with interactive glass? Samsung doesn’t seem to think it’s too off base: they’ve begun mass production of 22-inch translucent AMOLED LCD displays in both monochrome and color models. The new displays aren’t completely clear, but they’re translucent enough for a viewer to be able to make out objects and people on the other side of the display while there’s an image on the screen. Samsung sees the technology as useful for shop windows, billboards, or show floors and showcases where companies want a way to demonstrate their product without obscuring the view past it, or that just want to show off. The displays aren’t too bad by traditional LCD standards either: they offer 500:1 contrast ratios and run at a native resolution of 1680-pixels x 1050-pixels. Add this to the fact that it doesn’t use a backlight and you have an energy efficient, very futuristic LCD panel. There’s no word on exactly how much the translucent LCDs will cost, or who will really buy them: it will almost definitely be a while before they make their way into homes and businesses. Still, it’s clear that they’re coming, at least for some applications. Check out a video of the new panels in action behind the jump.last_img read more

Three potential shooters being investigated over murder of serial killer Mark Desmond

first_img Short URL By Garreth MacNamee Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Eamonn Farrell Three potential shooters being investigated over murder of ‘serial killer’ Mark Desmond The career criminal was executed on Friday. Share182 Tweet Email 11 Comments Image: Eamonn Farrell Dec 6th 2016, 6:04 AM Tuesday 6 Dec 2016, 6:04 AM GARDAÍ HAVE DRAWN up a list of potential shooters they believe could be behind the execution of suspected ‘serial killer’ Mark Desmond.Desmond was murdered in a Lucan park on Friday evening after being chased a short distance.He was shot at least three times with a revolver handgun – once to the head, once to the body and at least one shot into his groin. The precision of the execution has decreased the number of potential suspects who are capable of carrying out that type of murder.The body of the 41-year-old was found with gunshot wounds at Griffeen Valley Park in Lucan, west Dublin shortly after 8pm on Friday.SuspectsA blue Mazda car was found burned out close to the scene. A gun was found inside the car on Haydens Lane.Security sources have told that while Desmond’s murder came as no surprise, there are a number of warring factions who would have had a motive to kill him. Source: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ieHis links to dissident republicans and the drug trade in west Dublin has been well established. He presided over his own mini cocaine and heroin empire and was known to criminals and gardaí for his brutish nature and aggression.Whether he fell foul of some lingering elements within the republican movement is a distinct possibility but sources said they have not ruled out a personal motive for the crime.NotoriousDesmond had recently set up his drug business in Sligo with the help of two brothers from the area who are notorious for their aggressive and violent loan-shark activities. There had been threats to his life in recent months. However, this would have been business as usual for Desmond, who served eight years in prison for firearms offences.He was also charged with the canal murders of Patrick Murray, 19, and Darren Carey, 20, in 1999. However, these charges were dropped days before he was due to go on trial.The two men were shot before being dumped into the Royal Canal.Gardaí are investigating whether Desmond’s murder could be payback for killing the two young men. While he was not convicted of any murders, sources believe Desmond was behind at least four killings and the rape of a child. Gardaí examine murder scene of Patrick Murray and Darren Carey whose bodies were dumped into the Grand Canal in Kildare after being shot in 1999. Source: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ieDesmond was known for his proclivity for escorts, both male and female, and had been a person of interest in the rape of a man at the turn of the millennium. He was also accused of raping a male escort in the UK.Desmond survived previous attempts on his life including a drive-by shooting in July 2006, an attack he believed was orchestrated by Anthony Cannon, who himself was executed in 2009.Gardaí have renewed their appeal for witnesses and are interested in hearing from anyone who may have seen anything unusual or suspicious in or around Griffeen Park between 7pm and 9pm on Friday night.They are particularly interested in hearing from anyone who may have been using the park at the time such as walkers or joggers.In addition, anyone who may have seen anything unusual or suspicious in or around Hayden’s Lane in Lucan where a burned out car was found is asked to contact them at Lucan garda station 01 666 7300, the garda confidential telephone line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.Read: ‘Daddy bit Mummy’s face – I was scared’: Report gives voice to kids in abusive homes >Read: ‘They were crying on the bus home’: Students upset after being cut from TV3 Toy Show > 23,937 Views last_img read more

The Cork inventor of the perfect pillow is about to launch his

first_img Feb 11th 2017, 5:00 PM By Fora Staff Noel O’Connor Source: Reflex PillowNew marketsBefore the next crowdfunding push, O’Connor said the product will be tweaked to allow customers to adjust the pillow’s height. He plans to employ a consultancy firm in the US that specialises in crowdfunding projects to manage the next Kickstarter campaign.“The first campaign wasn’t easy and it was quite stressful. In some ways we got the wrong people involved and they really didn’t know what they were doing.“We got over the line, but we could have made more. A lot of sales are still coming through Kickstarter with people finding it on that website, and then coming to ours to make an order.”Although the US is the main target, the company also has a deal with Dubai-based teleshopping network Citruss TV, which gives it the potential to reach millions of consumers in the Middle Eastern and North African markets.The company also has a contract with the US distributor GBK Productions, a company that specialises in generating publicity for businesses through celebrity endorsements. Reflex Pillow design Source: Reflex PillowLong processO’Connor said the pillow had taken 15 years and cost €100,000 to develop, although it may never have made it to sale if not for a partnership with Limerick-based supply chain company Dutec.“There are a lot of people out there with great inventions and have no way of getting it to the marketplace. I was one of those people and I very nearly gave up because there was no way I was going to succeed without backing.“They called me in one day and asked would I like to partner up with them … they had the expertise in terms of distribution, so it was a good deal to make.”The partnership involved Dutec taking a 49% stake in the company in return for assuming €60,000 of debts built up during product development, O’Connor said.“Each process was very slow. The patent process alone took three and a half years, the design phase took two and a half years and it took seven years to find the right materials.” Source: Reflex PillowWhile O’Connor said he has more ideas for inventions, the time it took to get a product to market was a deterrent to repeating the process.“I have ideas in my head about a back support for the car, but that would probably take 25 years to develop.“I can’t see myself in the immediate future starting a new project because what I’m really trying to do is make this a success as a business project. That’s what I’m focusing on.”Written by Killian Woods and posted on Image: Shutterstock The Cork inventor of the ‘perfect pillow’ is about to launch his product Stateside Reflex Pillow raised over €80,000 on Kickstarter late last year. 15 Comments Short URL 28,796 Views Image: Shutterstockcenter_img AN IRISH INVENTOR who raised over €80,000 for the “perfect pillow” plans to take his product global through a series of crowdfunding campaigns and deals with international distributors.Noel O’Connor, a back and neck pain specialist who owns a clinic in Cork, has developed the Reflex Pillow, which provides people with extra neck support when they sleep.Late last year, he launched the product on Kickstarter to help fund his invention. The project reached nearly double its goal of €45,000, one of the best results for an Irish project to date, and generated over 1,100 orders.O’Connor told Fora that the company has also signed a deal with Amazon to sell the pillow on the US and UK versions of the website following the campaign.Further distribution arrangements have also been made with a teleshopping network and international distributors to sell the product, while normally sells for €89.However, O’Connor said the company is focused on the US market next and he plans to break into that region through another crowdfunding programme.“We’re hoping to introduce it to the US this year and we’ll do that through a new Kickstarter,” he said.“Based on the other similar pillow products that we saw at the time on Kickstarter, if we did the same programme we did from Ireland in the US, we would have made €3 million no problem.” Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share Tweet Email3 Saturday 11 Feb 2017, 5:00 PM Get Fora’s NEW daily digest of the morning’s key business news: Take me to Foralast_img read more

Rape conviction quashed over ruling that prevented girl 15 being asked about

first_img By Ruaidhrí Giblin No Comments Share29 Tweet Email Thursday 21 Jun 2018, 3:35 PM 29,201 Views Jun 21st 2018, 3:35 PM Short URL Dublin’s Central Criminal Courtcenter_img Dublin’s Central Criminal Court Image: Google Maps A CO LOUTH man has had his conviction for raping a 15-year-old family friend quashed over a ruling which prevented his lawyers from questioning the girl, who asserted that she was a virgin before their encounter, as to why she was on the contraceptive pill at the time.The now 25-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had pleaded not guilty to rape and defilement of the girl at his home between 4 and 5 October 2014 when he was 21 and the girl aged 15.A Central Criminal Court jury found him guilty and he was sentenced to eight years imprisonment by Justice Patrick McCarthy on 29 July 2016.After the jury verdict, the man’s barrister, Giollaíosa O’Lideadha SC, said his client continued to maintain his innocence.The Court of Appeal quashed the man’s conviction today over a ruling which prevented the defence from asking questions of the complainant as to why she was on the contraceptive pill, and remained on it despite some adverse medical reactions, at the time.Sexual historyIt was the defence case that all sexual activity was consensual and that the complainant had been involved in sexual activity, including intercourse, with another male shortly before his encounter with her.It was the prosecution’s case, based on statements provided by the complainant, that, although she had boyfriends, she had not previously been sexually active and was a virgin prior to her encounter with the man.During the trial, the defence had sought to question the complainant on previous sexual history, particularly in respect of messages on her phone which carried sexual innuendo and at least one photo of a male penis. The purpose was to establish that she had been sexually active and had probably engaged in intercourse immediately prior to the alleged rape.The defence also sought to introduce evidence that would assist in establishing that the complainant was taking the pill not just for medical reasons but at least partly for contraceptive purposes in contemplation of such activity.In his ruling, the trial judge had said the texts and other communications did not “stretch” to admissions of having close sexual relations and that it would be “degrading” to the complainant to cross-examine her on those.The trial judge said the defence had put forward a “bald proposition” that the girl was on the pill because she was sexually active. However, medical material showed the girl was on the contraceptive pill for medical reasons “quite unrelated to the purpose of inhibiting” pregnancy, the trial judge had said.Giving judgment in the Court of Appeal, Justice Alan Mahon said these were difficult and complex issues for the trial judge to balance between protecting the rights of the accused and excluding evidence which was irrelevant and prejudicial.The Court of Appeal found no fault with the judge’s rulings in relation to material on her mobile phone.ConcernsThe court did, however, have a concern in relation to the ruling preventing any questions being raised as to the reasons why the complainant was on the contraceptive pill or remained on it despite some adverse medical reaction to the medication.There was, at least, a possibility that the jury might be persuaded that a primary or secondary motivation for taking the pill, and remaining on it, was to facilitate sexual intercourse and that such sexual activity has occurred in the course of her confrontation with the man “was not the first occasion on which she had engaged in sexual intercourse”.It was “an important credibility issue,” Justice Mahon said.“That issue ought to have remained open to greater clarification aided by cross-examination. It is a matter which ought properly to have been left to the jury for consideration.”Accordingly, Justice Mahon, who sat with President of the Court of Appeal Justice George Birmingham and Justice John Hedigan, allowed the appeal on this ground, set aside the man’s conviction and ordered a retrial.The man was admitted to bail to appear before the Central Criminal Court on the next list to fix dates. Image: Google Maps Rape conviction quashed over ruling that prevented girl (15) being asked about contraceptive pill The man was sentenced to eight years imprisonment on 29 July 2016. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

WWDC 2012 Le tant attendu iOS 6 enfin révélé

first_imgWWDC 2012 : Le tant attendu iOS 6 enfin révéléLors de la keynote d’Apple, les dirigeants de la firme à la pomme ont annoncé pas moins de 200 nouvelles fonctionnalités sur iOS 6 par rapport à son prédécesseur. Voici la liste de celles qui ont été présentées en détail.La conférence des développeurs d’Apple a été l’occasion pour la marque à la pomme de dévoiler enfin sa prochaine version de son système d’exploitation pour mobile, iOS 6. Apple en a même profité pour rappeler certains chiffres qui agacerait Google. Alors sque 80% des utilisateurs iOS utilisent iOS 5, seul 7% des utilisateurs d’Android sont sur sa dernière version, Android 4.0 pourtant lancé en même temps que la version 5 de iOS. Le dernier système d’exploitation d’Apple apporte quelque 200 nouvelles fonctionnalités selon la marque. Voici la liste de celles qui ont été présentées :-Siri a été amélioré. On pourra désormais chercher les bonnes adresses de restaurants ou de boutique, réserver une place de cinéma etc. Siri vous donne même les horaires de séances, les scores des matchs et peut faire une comparaison des statistiques de certains joueurs. Apple a même conclu un partenariat avec des constructeurs automobiles dont BMW, GM, Mercedes, Audi Toyota, Honda, afin d’inclure un bouton permettant d’activer Siri depuis le volant de votre voiture. Et comme évoqué dans plusieurs rumeurs, Siri sera bien disponible pour iPad.-Intégration de Facebook. Le réseau social sera intégré comme l’est déjà Twitter. On pourra alors poster les photos depuis l’appareil, partager des sites, via Safari ou des adresses depuis Maps. Sur l’AppStore, il sera désormais possible de liker/partager des applications. -Amélioration de la gestion des appels. Sur l’iPhone de nouvelles options font leur apparition. Il sera possible de répondre par un message, répondre plus tard, et même un mode “Ne pas déranger” paramétrable selon une plage horaire.-Facetime via la 3G. Plus besoin de Wi-Fi pour réaliser une vidéo conférence. Il est possible d’utiliser Facetime grâce au réseau cellulaire.-Partage des photos. Avec la fonctionnalité Photostream, on pourra partager des photos à ses amis qui recevront des notifications. L’application Mail se personnalise aussi avec une nouvelle fonction : “VIP”. Elle vous permet d’accéder plus intuitivement aux courriels de vos amis proches, avec une simplification de l’insertion de photos et vidéosÀ lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?-Carte de fidélité tout en un. Passbook réunit toutes vos cartes de fidélité en une seule, ainsi que vos cartes d’embarquement, vos places de cinéma etc.-Au revoir Google Maps. La rumeur est bien confirmée, Google Maps laisse place à l’appli made in Apple, Maps. Elle permet un affichage du trafic en temps réel, avec un guidage vocal à l’aide de Siri. Elle propose aussi des information de trafic “crowd sourcées”. Maps propose même une vue en 3D calculée en temps réel. L’iOS 6 sera disponible d’ici l’automne à partir des iPhone 3GS , iPod Touch 4 et iPad 2, ainsi que le nouvel iPad.  Le 11 juin 2012 à 23:56 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Two suspects wanted to credit card and identify theft in Santee

first_imgTwo suspects wanted to credit card and identify theft in Santee KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom SANTEE (KUSI) — Investigators with the Santee Sheriff’s Station asked the public Monday to help in identifying and locating two suspects wanted in connection with using stolen credit cards and identity theft.On Jan. 20, the victim either lost her wallet or had her wallet stolen at the Vons located in the 9600 block of Mission Gorge Road in Santee. The victim’s credit cards were immediately used by four suspects at several stores in the area, including Sketchers, Ross, Buffalo Wild Wings, Walmart and Home Depot. In all, the suspects made around $1,300 in fraudulent purchases.Two of the four suspects have already been identified and arrested. The search continues for the two suspects seen in the surveillance photos included in this bulletin.Suspect #1: is described as a 40 to 50-year-old man standing 6′ tall with gray hair. He was last seen wearing a yellow and black plaid jacket and blue jeans.Suspect #2: is a 40-year-old woman standing 5’6″ tall and weighing 230 pounds. She has burgundy/purple short hair and wears glasses. The woman was last seen wearing a black biker jacket with a design similar to a shark fin on the back, a black shirt and black leggings with black mid-calf combat boots.If you have any information on these suspects, call the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. Information on how to send anonymous emails and mobile app tips can be found on our website: Posted: March 12, 2018 March 12, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Police investigate after video shows Miami Gardens officer throwing teen on ground

first_img“It’s really still heartbreaking, and I want to see that he gets some kind of counseling, something in his file, because it is totally unacceptable what he did to her that day. Totally unacceptable. I just can’t forget it,” the victim’s grandmother said.It remains unknown what charges the teenager faces or if the charges were dropped.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. “I don’t know if some words were said, his skin was thin, but you don’t do that to a child,” the victim’s grandmother said.Meanwhile, police are pushing for patience from the public until they can gather all of the facts.“Don’t rush to judgment,” Noel-Pratt said. “Let it run its course. Let the process run its course, and let us investigate this matter appropriately.”This is not the only video catching attention of tough actions by officers this week.It happened the same day two Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies were caught on a viral video pepper-spraying and punching 15-year-old Delucca Rolle.Body camera footage recently released caught a BSO deputy punching a suspect who was handcuffed to a hospital bed.In Miami Gardens, the victim’s frustrated family is demanding answers and accountability. MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – The Miami Gardens Police Department is conducting an investigation after a video surfaced showing one of their officers throwing a teenage girl on the ground.The takedown took place near Northwest 191st Street and 37th Avenue on April 18 where some students had gathered for a fight before the officer took down the teenager and arrested her.Broward Social Network, a youth mentoring service, posted the video on Facebook where the Miami Gardens officer could be seen pushing the teenager against a chain-linked fence before aggressively taking her down to the ground.“Wow! You know? Is this for real,” the victim’s grandmother said. “That was excessive force, and ‘Bam!’ Three-hundred pounds more than she is I’m sure ’cause he’s a big guy. He’s three times bigger than she is! That was most disturbing that you would do that even to a child. She didn’t resist. She wasn’t even the fighter. She was just observing.”Miami Gardens Police Chief Delma Noel-Pratt released a statement following the incident.“The actions depicted in the video occurred on April 18, 2019. The matter is currently under investigation. The investigation will include a review of all actions, to include those of the officer and the individual, who was arrested. We are asking that the public not rush to judgment, as these incidents must be fully investigated to ensure fairness to everyone involved.”The victim’s grandmother admits she doesn’t know if her granddaughter said anything to provoke the officer, but she said it wouldn’t warrant the reaction. last_img read more