Petron, F2 Logistics meet again in PSL Finals

first_imgIs Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Photo from PSLMANILA, Philippines—Fierce rivals Petron and F2 Logistics set up another finals showdown in the 2018 Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference Tuesday night at Muntinlupa Sports Center.The Blaze Spikers, who are the defending champions, booked another trip to the championship round after dominating the Cignal HD Spikers, 25-21, 25-20, 25-16, in the main game.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Cargo Movers, on the other hand, took a much tougher road to the finals after needing to survive the Generika-Ayala Lifesavers in five sets, 21-25, 25-15, 25-20, 19-25, 15-5.Bernadeth Pons showed the way for Petron with 12 of her 14 points coming off attacks while Rhea Dimaculangan dished out 22 excellent sets.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefF2 Logistics had to lean on Cha Cruz-Behag, Ara Galang and Aby Maraño to fend off Generika as the three combined for 48 points.Behag fired a team-high 17 points while Maraño and Galang tallied 16 and 15 points, respectively. Manny Pacquiao sits out Tuesday training LATEST STORIES Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion 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 SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MOST READ LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

AKAMAI 6

first_imgMobile Connectivity Mobile Connectivity The number of mobile data subscriptions is increasing rapidly, driving growth in data traffic along with a continuous increase in the average data volume per subscription. Based on traffic data collected by Ericsson, the volume of mobile data traffic grew by 15% between the first and second quarters of 2015, and increased 55% year-over-year. Mobile connection speed and browser usage data are absent from this quarter?s report due to ongoing changes being made to further refine Akamai?s mobile network identification algorithms. Ask the Expert State of the Internet Report Editor David Belson will respond to ?Ask the Expert? questions submitted via the Akamai Community Wednesday, September 23, through Friday, September 25. About the Akamai State of the Internet Report Each quarter, Akamai publishes a ?State of the Internet? report. This report includes data gathered from across the Akamai Intelligent Platform about attack traffic, broadband adoption, mobile connectivity and other relevant topics concerning the Internet and its usage, as well as trends seen in this data over time. For additional information on the metrics in the report and how they are analyzed, please visit http://akamai.me/sotimetrics. To learn more and to access the archive of past reports, please visithttp://www.stateoftheinternet.com/soti-reports. To download the figures from the Second Quarter, 2015 State of the Internet Report, please visit:http://wwwns.akamai.com/soti/soti_q215_figures.zip MORE Businesswire PS PSlast_img read more

Yelena Isinbayeva urges IAAF to reach compromise on Russia ban

first_imgThe International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) must reinstate Russia as soon as possible to prevent the country’s athletes from stagnating, Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) chair Yelena Isinbayeva has said.The Russian Athletics Federation was banned in November 2015 after an independent World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) study exposed widespread state-sponsored doping and the IAAF confirmed last week that the ban will run into next year.”I want to believe soon they will find a compromise. We have done everything they asked — we did it even before Rio 2016,” the Russian former pole vaulter told insidethegames.biz, a sports website focused on the Olympic Movement. (Russian doping conspiracy benefited over 1,000 competitors)”I hope soon that we can compete internationally otherwise we will have no chance to develop the sport in Russia, we lose visibility otherwise,” the double Olympic champion and world record holder added.The suspension was upheld following an appeal earlier this year, ruling all but one Russian track and field athlete, long-jumper Darya Klishina, out of the Rio Olympics.”We must find a solution as the worst thing has happened already — we missed the Olympic Games. Russia must be allowed back,” the 34-year-old Isinbayeva said.”A line needs to be drawn under the situation, otherwise it could go on for years.” (Russia’s athletics ban to run into 2017)In the latest blow to the country, an independent WADA report said on Friday that more than 1,000 Russian competitors across more than 30 sports were involved in an institutional conspiracy to conceal positive drug tests.advertisementIsinbayeva, who also won three world championship golds and set 28 world records, also lashed out at IAAF President Sebastian Coe and called for any doping investigations to be expanded globally.”How could IAAF consider athletes who have been suspended twice for doping clean and allow them to compete while I was not?” Isinbayeva said in a separate interview with French sports daily L’Equipe, referring to American sprinter Justin Gatlin.”When Coe asked my support at the beginning of his campaign to become IAAF president, I gave it to him without asking questions. Then he put me on the list with everyone else.” (I am not a traitor, says Russian doping whistleblower Yulia Stepanova)”He did not take into consideration who I am, my history, the absence of doubts (on my performances)… Sebastian Coe has had no respect for me and it hurt me.””Yes, Russia is poisoned by doping… but to focus the investigations on one country is a political act. I hope that Mr McLaren’s investigation will be extended worldwide.”As well as her role with RUSADA, Isinbayeva was elected as a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athletes’ Commission during Rio 2016 and has also been appointed to the Executive Board of the Russian Olympic Committee.last_img read more

Ledecky Gets 2 Gold, Missy Misses

first_imgGOLD COAST, Australia — Katie Ledecky grinned and nodded her head, very slightly, in a show of approval as she surveyed the times on the scoreboard for the 800-meter freestyle.After starting her opening night program with a gold medal in the 200 free at the Pan Pacific championships — her first at that distance in a major international meet — the 17-year-old American finished it off by narrowly missing her own world record in the 800.It was widely expected that an American woman would win two titles on Aug. 21. But it was Missy Franklin, a six-time winner at last year’s world championships, who had seemed most likely to do that until she hurt her back in practice.Instead it was Ledecky, the reigning world record-holder in the 400, 800 and 1,500 freestyle, who seized her opportunity, saying she really only wanted to see how she would do competing in the 200-800 combination.“I’m really looking forward to the rest of the meet,” Ledecky said. “This day gives me a lot of confidence. The 200 gave me a lot of confidence for the 800, so just sort of building off each of my swims.”She was a body-length ahead of world-record pace at one stage but faded slightly to finish in 8 minutes, 11.35 seconds — just outside the world mark of 8:11 she set in June. Lauren Boyle of New Zealand was second in 8:18.87 and Brittany MacLean of Canada was third.The pain started to set in at the 500-meter mark, Ledecky said, explaining that her shoulders and arms “got kind of tired.”“Once I got to the 600 mark, I told myself ‘I just swam the 200 a little bit ago, I can swim a 200. I can get through this,’” Ledecky said. “I wasn’t really focusing on hitting a certain time, I just wanted to get through the double.”With no Franklin in the earlier 200 final, Ledecky won in a meet record 1:55.74, ahead of Bronte Barratt of Australia and American teammate Shannon Vreeland.Franklin, hampered by back spasms that stopped her in practice on Aug. 18 and kept her in doubt for the meet until the first morning of competition, didn’t qualify for the A final of the 200 free.However, she did post the second-fastest time of the night by winning the B final in 1:56.04, and that was enough to earn her a spot at next year’s world championships.“I’m really proud of myself. It has nothing to do with my times, my places,” Franklin said. “Just getting out and kind of fighting back against life right now.”“I got out there and raced, and a couple of days ago I didn’t think I was going to be able to do that.” She’s planning on swimming the 100 freestyle on Aug. 22, and the 200 backstroke later in the meet.In the 100 backstroke, an event she won at the last Olympics and world championships, Franklin took bronze behind Australian teammates Emily Seebohm and Belinda Hocking. Franklin was tentative with her start, but Seebohm powered off the wall and was under world-record pace in the first lap before finishing in a meet record 58.84 seconds.Seebohm, the Olympic silver medalist, was happy to get her first victory over Franklin regardless of the conditions. “A win is a win,” Seebohm said. “She is obviously a strong competitor and, sometimes, you just have to go out and race your competition. It gives me a lot of confidence going forward.”The Americans also collected gold in the women’s 200 butterfly, with Cammile Adams winning in 2:06.61, and Connor Jaeger surged home in the last lap to win the 1,500 in 14:51.79, touching a fraction in front of Ryan Cochrane of Canada and Mack Horton of Australia.The other men’s titles were shared.Japanese men won two finals, with Ryosyuke Irie beating American teammates Matt Grevers and Ryan Murphy in the 100 backstroke and Daiya Seto winning the 200 butterfly ahead of Leonardo De Dues of Brazil and Tyler Clary of the United States.Thomas Fraser-Holmes of Australia won the 200 freestyle in 1:45.98, edging Kosuke Hagino of Japan and another Australian, Cameron McEvoy. American teammates McEvoy and five-time Olympic champion Ryan Lochte were fourth and fifth.Michael Phelps, the 18-time Olympic gold medalist who is competing in his first international championship since coming out of retirement, is due to start his program in the 100 freestyle on Aug. 22.(JOHN PYE, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

COMMELL: LS-37L 3.5-inch SBC supports DDR4 memory DIMM 2666 MHz

first_img Continue Reading Previous Lanner: VM-ready edge consolidation server to echo industry 4.0Next The perils of inadequate lifecycle management for security certificates COMMELL presents the LS-37L 3.5″ SBC based on Intel 8th generation FCLGA1151 “Coffee Lake” Core processor family. The 8th Gen. Intel Core processors redefine mainstream desktop PC performance with up to six cores for more processing power – that’s two more cores than the previous generation processor family, Coffee Lake’s Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 can increase the maximum turbo frequency up to 4.7 GHz, and up to 12MB of cache memory. These processors offer even greater CPU and graphics performance as compared to previous generations, provides you the opportunity to tweak the platform performance to its fullest potential and enjoy great gaming and VR experiences.The LS-37L 3.5″ SBC platform with Intel Q370 chipset is designed for the 8th generation Intel Core processors, Celeron and Pentium processors in the FCLGA1151 socket. It is the first mainstream Intel desktop platform to support DDR4 memory DIMM 2666 MHz, LS-37L support up to 16GB. The platform is based on Intel 9th generation Graphics engine, it offers fast video acceleration, three independent displays and extensive media codec library. LS-37L Displays can be connected via 1x VGA, 1 x LVDS, 1 x DisplayPort, 1 x DVI, 1 x HDMI, up to three displays can be controlled simultaneously. The LS-37L is ideally for performance-demanding applications such as video gaming, virtual reality, digital signage, medical.LS-37L equipped with 2 Gigabit Ethernet LAN(1 x Intel I210-AT Gigabit Ethernet and 1 x Intel I219-LM Giga bit PHY LAN), The I210-AT enables 1000BASE-T implementations using an integrated PHY. In addition, LS-37L offers lots of features including high-speed data transfer interfaces such as 4 x USB3.1 GEN2 (10Gb/s) and 2 x SATAIII, and comes with PS/2 port, 4 x RS232 and 2 x RS232/422/485, 4 x USB2.0, High Definition Audio, 1 x MiniPCIe socket(Support mSATA), 1 x Sim slot.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules last_img read more

Kentucky Freshman Star Keldon Johnson Announces NBA Draft Decision

first_imgKeldon Johnson of the Kentucky Wildcats drives to the rim.LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY – JANUARY 22: Keldon Johnson #3 of the Kentucky Wildcats shoots the ball against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Rupp Arena on January 22, 2019 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)In a move that was expected, Kentucky freshman star Keldon Johnson is officially staying in the NBA Draft. The program confirmed the news this morning.Johnson is one of two Wildcat freshmen going the one-and-done route. Tyler Herro, who announced his decision yesterday, is the other.In his lone season at UK, Johnson averaged 13.5 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. He also connected on 38 percent of his three-point attempts and shot 70 percent from the free-throw line.Johnson is pegged as a potential lottery pick in the upcoming NBA Draft.It’s his time. Keldon Johnson is officially staying in the NBA Draft and forgoing his remaining eligibility at Kentucky. There are few people who love this game as much as he does nor work as hard at it. We know he’s got a long career ahead of him. Make us proud, KJ.#DreamBIG pic.twitter.com/vlQ9oomPCt— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) April 17, 2019Kentucky is also losing forward P.J. Washington to the NBA after two years in Lexington, and graduate transfer forward Reid Travis is out of eligibility.Still, the Wildcats will be loaded in 2019-20. Guards Ashton Hagans and Immanuel Quickley are back, and Kentucky welcomes a stellar recruiting class that includes five-star small forwards Kahlil Whitney and Keion Brooks and five-star guard Tyrese Maxey.Bucknell grad transfer Nate Sestina is also Kentucky-bound, as is four-star in-state prospect Dontaie Allen.last_img read more

Middle Point: Building of Yachts and Cruise Ships Booming

first_imgFinding new talent to fill the ranks in the maritime industry is a tough job especially if the labor force you are targeting are engineers. Falling oil prices have seen an overall downturn in the oil and gas industry, as companies resorted to cost cutting measures and layoffs. However, activities in other maritime sectors are buoyant, and there is a rising need for new employment.World Maritime News spoke with Maarten van Haren, Partner Consultant at Dutch recruitment and contracting specialist Middle Point, to learn more about the ongoing trends.The company is engaged in recruiting engineers in the shipbuilding industry, luxury yacht building, the offshore industry, and hydraulic engineering; and it takes care of the entire registration and relocation process of new employees for its clients.WMN: How would you assess this year’s situation in terms of employment rates when compared to the previous year?Van Haren: There have been a couple of interesting developments this year. First of all, the oil prices fell through the floor, which has directly impacted our offshore clients. On the other hand, we see that luxury yacht building is booming; yards are full and their order books are filled for years in advance. There have also been new entries into the industry.The German shipbuilding market, which has been pretty quiet for a number of years, is quickly turning around. The yards’ order books for cruise, luxury yacht and naval businesses are full, some up until 2020 and beyond.In terms of figures, the employment rate at Middle Point has grown again this year, and we have seen an increased demand in executive search assignments. We believe this rise has to do with us increasing our knowledge, but moreover new business being generated from our relation based network.WMN: What do these developments mean for Middle Point and in particular your expansion to the German market?Van Haren: For us this means tailoring our successful model to the German market and creating a platform for international engineers to work and live in Germany. We believe there is a lot to gain as most vacancies are only published in German and therefore not accessible to, but possibly fitting for international engineers.In the Netherlands, the Dutch shipbuilders started hiring international engineers about approx. ten years ago. In order to facilitate these newcomers our clients started creating an English work environment as well, enabling the international engineers to participate in meetings, read technical documentation and understand general information.Although you can’t compare both countries one on one, there are many similarities, and we foresee a similar development in Germany. With our expansion to the German market, we feel that we can assist German shipyards and engineering / consultancy companies, in understanding that it is possible to employ international staff.Of course it will be more easy for people who already speak some German, like many Dutch, Polish, Danish people. We expect solid growth and estimate about 30 people working for Middle Point in Germany by the end of next year.WMN: Which is the most attractive maritime sector at the moment for people looking for a job?Van Haren: The offshore oil and gas industry is tough, especially for people in exploration and production. We know shipbuilding still offers good opportunities and the same goes for the building of cruise ships, luxury yachts and naval vessels, not only in Germany, but throughout Europe.With the downturn in the offshore oil and gas industry, we see the offshore wind industry definitely picking up in the Netherlands, the UK and France, but dwindling in Germany, with major offshore contractors and suppliers leaving the country. The downturn in the offshore industry has also been affecting the shipyards specializing in building vessels for the offshore industry. But again, this offers opportunities for a company like ours, because there are always projects under way and if a company is not able to hire people on a permanent basis, we can always find a more flexible contract solution.WMN: What are the expectations in terms of employment in the next couple of years? Any budding markets we should look out for?Van Haren: We believe that the maritime industry has a role to play in the overall economy and that it will remain steady. A market that we opened up this year is for system integration, that is, electro-technical service providers as subcontractors for the shipbuilding yards. We also see that the shipping industry is picking up, hence, the traditional shipbuilding industry in the North of the Netherlands focusing on coasters and multipurpose cargo vessels, is picking up too. In addition, harbor development is one of the industry branches we see potential in, especially as the development of harbors is expected to gain momentum with the recovery of the global economy.Evidently, all our competitors doing manning of offshore platforms will see their businesses go down and they will probably have to expand into, for example, recruitment of seafarers to make up for the losses. As a result, I don’t see us moving into that field in the foreseeable future.WMN: We have seen massive layoffs in the offshore oil and gas industry following the said downturn? What have been your experiences in this respect? Have there been similar patterns in the Netherlands and engineers working in this particular sector?Van Haren: There have been no massive layoffs in the Netherlands and I believe that it has to do with the fact that the oil and gas industry here is not so much engaged in exploration and production and the upstream industry. The resources in the Netherlands are limited, unlike Norway or Aberdeen where everybody is engaged in exploration and production and where the industry was hit hard. On the other hand, there are a lot of subcontractors based in the Netherlands, engaged for example in the decommissioning, such as Allseas, that will likely be affected by the industry’s decline but are not feeling the consequences at the moment.We don’t expect to see massive layoffs in the Netherlands, and in the end, skills are transferable to other industries. People can easily switch from the offshore industry to shipbuilding industry. In 2009 for example, when the oil price was even lower than now, we had helped people transfer their skills from the offshore industry to a new branch, namely the luxury yacht building, and they still work there today.What we are certain about is that the need for younger generations is ever growing as the current workforce is aging. This is further substantiated by the fact that there is not enough people graduating from maritime branches in the Netherlands. Therefore, we expect the need for foreign labor to grow in the future as well.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

JSW Steel crude steel output slips 13 in Aug

first_imgMumbai: JSW Steel on Wednesday said its crude steel output declined 13 per cent to 1.253 million tonne during August 2019, mainly due to the planned shutdown at its Vijaynagar plant. The company’s crude steel production was at 1.448 million tonne in August 2018, it said in a filing to the BSE. Last month, the production of flat-rolled products declined 13 per cent to 0.851 million tonnes against 0.981 million tonne in August 2018, it said. Its output of long rolled products declined 5 per cent to 0.291 million tonnes from 0.305 million tonne in the same month last year, it said. “The production was lower due to planned shutdown at Vijayanagar works and severe monsoon impact at Dolvi works,” the company said. JSW Steel is a part of the diversified $ 13 billion JSW Group, which has a presence in steel, energy, infrastructure, cement, ventures and sports.last_img read more

Eco search engine sees surge in downloads as Amazon burns

NEW YORK — Can you save the rainforest from your desk? A spike in downloads for a search engine that’s contributing profits to planting trees shows people are looking for ways to help as fires rage across the Brazilian Amazon.But experts say that while such efforts won’t hurt, it’s better to give money directly to a charity.Ecosia, a search engine founded in 2009, works with about 20 tree-planting organizations around the world in hopes of planting a billion trees by 2020. The Berlin-based company has pledged to plant an additional 2 million trees in Brazil.Ecosia uses Microsoft Bing’s search engine technology and sells ads just like many other tech companies. It says it’s contributing 80% of its profits to tree-planting efforts and keeping just a small amount for itself.Mae Anderson, The Associated Press read more

UN to raise awareness of littleknown science behind DNA computer memory new

At the Paris headquarters of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) next Monday, the International Year of Crystallography will be formally launched, followed by three regional summit meetings – in Karachi, Pakistan, from 28 to 30 April; Campinas, Brazil, from 21 to 24 September; and Bloemfontein, South Africa, from 15 to 17 October. These meetings are to serve as platforms for exchange between decision-makers and scientists and are intended to favour the development of crystallography research. “This year marks the centenary of the birth of modern crystallography,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a message for today’s launch. “We celebrate 100 years of ground-breaking advances.” The year 2014 marks the centennial of the birth of X-ray crystallography, thanks to the work of William Henry and William Lawrence Bragg (father and son), and Max von Laue who was awarded the 1914 Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of the diffraction of X-rays by crystals. In 2012 the UN General Assembly proclaimed it the International Year of Crystallography. UNESCO, the only UN organization with a mandate covering basic sciences, was charged with coordinating related events in cooperation with International Union of Crystallography (IUCr), to highlight the continuing importance of the science and its role in addressing post-2015 development issues such as food security, safe drinking water, health care, sustainable energy and environmental remediation. “Crystallography also has an important place as we work for inclusive sustainable development – policies that are good for people and the planet,” Mr. Ban said. The UN is now accelerating efforts towards the eight anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the sustainable development goals that will take over after the 2015 deadline. UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova and IUCr President Gautam R. Desiraju will preside over the opening session of next week’s two-day event at which scientific advances linked to crystallography and its potential for development, notably in emerging nations, will be discussed. The science studies the composition and structure of crystals. In the early 20th century, it was discovered that X-rays could be used to ‘see’ the structure of matter in a non-intrusive manner, allowing study of the arrangement of atoms in solids and the chemical bonds that draw one atom to another. Crystallographers now apply this knowledge to modify a structure and thus change its properties and behaviour. “Since this discovery, crystallography has become the very core of structural science, revealing the structure of DNA, allowing us to understand and fabricate computer memories, showing us how proteins are created in cells and helping scientists to design powerful new materials and drugs,” UNESCO says. “Thus crystallography has many applications. It permeates our daily lives and forms the backbone of industries which are increasingly reliant on knowledge generation to develop new products, in widely diverse fields that include agro-food, aeronautics, automobiles, cosmetics and computers as well as the electro-mechanical, pharmaceutical and mining industries. “On the crossroads of physics, chemistry and biology, as well as mathematics, crystallography has had numerous applications in the agro-food industry and pharmaceutics as well as technology, allowing, for example, for the development of liquid crystal screens.” As an example of its multiple applications one of the subjects to be discussed next week is crystallography’s relations to Islamic art and architecture. As part of the awareness-raising activities, crystallography demonstration laboratories will be set up throughout the year in universities around the world, be equipped with diffractometers, measuring instrument used to analyse the structure of a material, made available by their manufacturers free of charge. These labs will be used to stimulate international scientific cooperation and train scientists in the use the instruments, as well as carrying out experiments in the presence of students. A crystal growing competition will also be open to secondary school students all over the world. UNESCO and IUCr will provide interested classes with teaching kits. The competition involves using a saturated saline solution to grow a single crystal with the purpose of obtaining the largest, purest and most beautiful crystal possible. read more

Nominations close next week for Graduate Studies awards

Nominations are being accepted until March 10 for the Faculty of Graduate Studies awards honouring outstanding mentorship and leadership. The Marilyn Rose Graduate Leadership Award and the Michael Plyley Graduate Mentorship Award winners will be announced at the 13th Annual Mapping the New Knowledges Graduate Student Research Conference on April 12.The Marilyn Rose Graduate Leadership Award, named to honour Brock’s Dean of Graduate Studies from 2005 to 2011, recognizes faculty, staff and students who have demonstrated leadership in enhancing graduate studies at Brock. All members of the Brock community are invited to submit nominations.The Michael Plyley Graduate Mentorship Awards, named in honour of Brock’s Dean of Graduate Studies from 2011-16, recognizes the essential role of mentorship in graduate education in two categories: Mentorship of master’s students only and mentorship of both master’s and PhD students. Graduate students are invited to submit nominations.For more information about the awards and for nomination criteria, visit the Faculty of Graduate Studies website. read more

Bishop of Guildford says he was victim of barrister accused of child

first_imgThe Right Reverend Andrew WatsonCredit: The Right Reverend Andrew Watson “A while later one of my friends attempted suicide on the eve of another session in the shed (a story movingly told in the Channel 4 Report), and at that point I and a friend shared our story. “I have been in contact with the Hampshire police over the weekend, and as such it would not be appropriate to say much more at this time, except that my profoundest prayers are with all those affected by this, and my heartfelt desire is that lessons might be learnt so this never happens again. “I am grateful to the Archbishop of Canterbury for his apology to survivors on behalf of the Church, and don’t begin to believe that he knew anything of Smyth’s violent activities until his office was informed in 2013.”I would also like to express the concern of myself and some of my fellow survivors that we are seen as people and not used as pawns in some political or religious game.”Abusers espouse all theologies and none; and absolutely nothing that happened in the Smyth shed was the natural fruit of any Christian theology that I’ve come across before or since.”It was abuse perpetrated by a misguided, manipulative and dangerous man, tragically playing on the longing of his young victims to live godly lives.” The Bishop of Guildford Andrew Watson has revealed he was one of the boys allegedly subjected to savage sadomasochistic beatings by barrister John Smyth.In a statement, he said: “I am one of the survivors of John Smyth’s appalling activities in the late 1970s and early 1980s. I am also one of the Bishops in the Church of England.”This has placed me in a unique and challenging position when it comes to the events of the past few days. My own story is certainly less traumatic than that of some others.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. John Smyth QC, a one-time acquaintance of the Archbishop of Canterbury, is being investigated by police over claims that he beat 22 teenagers in his garden shed in the late Seventies.A report by the Iwerne Trust, the charity that ran the Christian camps at which Mr Smyth met many of the victims, documents how he persuaded one of the boys to assist with the attacks.The Right Reverend Watson added: “I was drawn into the Smyth circle, as they were, and the beating I endured in the infamous garden shed was violent, excruciating and shocking; but it was thankfully a one-off experience never to be repeated. Abusers espouse all theologies and none; and absolutely nothing that happened in the Smyth shed was the natural fruit of any Christian theology that I’ve come across before or sinceRight Reverend Andrew Watsonlast_img read more

BBC banned from shooting at the temple of Poseidon

first_imgIt could have been fascinating. A key sequence in a thrilling spy series, one of the most anticipated of the next season, set against one of the most breathtaking, mystical archaeological sites in Greece. The series is ‘The Little Drummer Girl’, a BBC production of the acclaimed spy novel by John le Carré, directed by Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook (of the ‘Oldboy’ fame). The site is the temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounio, a location specifically coveted by Park, who is familiar with its unique image.But the shooting was not meant to be, as the request was turned down by the Central Archaeological Council, on the grounds that this would hamper the normal operation of the site, which is one of the most popular destinations for tourists. The shooting was to take place from 7am to 7pm on Thursday 12 April. At this time of year, the temple is visited by up to 1,000 people per day, who would be obstructed if the shooting took place, argued the Council. Furthermore, the fact that a crew of up to 120 people operating filming machinery would also cause obstructions to the site. Some members of the council counter-proposed to break shooting into two days, possibly outside visiting hours, while one member was reported arguing that a spy series is not suitable for the site.The representatives of the production company offered to remunerate visitors who would be put off by the presence of the cast and crew, but to no avail. Starring Florence Pugh, Michael Shannon and Alexander Skarsgard, the BBC series is the second treatment of the novel, after the 1984 film starring Dianne Keaton, Claus Kinski and Yorgo Voyagis. Despite failing to secure the Temple of Poseidon, the producers have already secured filming on the Acropolis, at a time when the site will be closed to the public. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Two shot in east Vancouver neighborhood

first_imgTwo people were shot Wednesday night in the Ellsworth Springs neighborhood of east Vancouver. One victim has a critical injury; the other appeared to be non-life-threatening, police said.Police officers and ambulances were dispatched about 9:15 p.m. to the 10400 block of Southeast 10th Street for a report of a disturbance with weapons.Callers to 911 reported hearing gunshots. Arriving officers located two individuals who had been shot, according to Vancouver police. One of the individuals had what police believe to be a life-threatening injury. Both victims were transported to area hospitals.The early indication was the victims were not at the same place, but nearby, when they were discovered.The shootings occurred in a residential neighborhood just west of Interstate 205, between Mill Plain Boulevard and Highway 14.Some local streets were closed due to the police investigation.The Vancouver Police Department Major Crime Unit is heading the investigation.last_img read more

Bigil posters Here is what celebs say about Thalapathy Vijays looks

first_imgA collage of Vijay’s Bigil posters.PR HandoutThe three posters from Vijay’s upcoming movie Bigil has garnered unanimous positive response from cine-goers. The posters presented the actor in two avatar of a gangster and a footballer.Going by the posters, the name of Vijay in Bigil is Michael. The actor was seen in aged avatar as well as youngster. Thus giving credence to the rumours of Thalapathy playing dual roles in the Atlee Kumar-directorial.However, on close observation, there are striking similarities between the looks of Vijay. Notably, the moustache and beard are more or less the same between the two avatars. It appears like the posters showcased the actor’s looks from different periods in the Tamil flick.His simple, yet raw avatars has been appreciated by celebrities, cutting across language barriers. Check out the comments made by the actor and also their birthday wishes to Vijay, who turned 45 on Saturday, 22 June.Mohan Raja: The only two people who believed the creator in me before anybody else in the industry – Actor Vijay n kalpathi Aghoram sir both together in one project #bigil Wishing only the bestest of success to them @actorvijay @archanakalpathi @agscinemas CONGRATS to @Atlee_dirSJ Suryah: Happy birthday ⁦@actorvijay⁩ sir …. tetra terra Mazza …..congrats Dir ⁦@Atlee_dir⁩ sir and ⁦@archanakalpathi⁩ and teamSivakarthikeyan: Happy birthday #ThalapathyVijay sir Best wishes to @Atlee_dir #Nayanthara @agscinemas and full #BIGIL team for a huge successRashmika Mandanna: Happy birthday @actorvijay sir . Waiting for #Bigil release.thaman S: Many more happy returns to @actorvijay sir ♥️ Such a smart mass title this is #bigil That #cyclechain in hand Can feel the #masssss already ‍♂️Adam Morley: A very happy birthday Thalapathy Vijay @actorvijay #HBDThalapathyVIJAY a true and humble gentlemanNivin Pauly: Wishing ilayathalapathy Vijay Sir, a very happy birthday! Thank you for inspiring us! Best wishes for #Bigil @actorvijayDEVI SRI PRASAD: HAPPIEST MUSICAL BIRTHDAY to Dearest Ilayathalapathy @actorvijay sir..the Simple Down to earth Human !! Keep Rocking na !! Always a pleasure being associated wit U ! & Love d poster of #BIGIL !! Super @Atlee_dir sir !! #HBDThalapathyVIJAYJayam Ravi: Happy birthday @actorvijay na Have a blessed year. Bigil looks powerful! Best wishes to the entire teamKeerthy Suresh: One word! VERITHANAM! #BIGIL Happy Birthday to the one and only Thalapathy @actorvijay sir! Best wishes nanbas! @atlee_dir @dop_gkvishnu @am_kathir @archanakalpathi #happybirthdayTHALAPATHYKajal Aggarwal: Birthday wishes to one of the most humble and grounded people I’ve worked with… Happy birthday, @actorvijay 🙂 Stay as amazing as you are !! Sending my best wishes for #BIGILTovino Thomas: Happy Birthday @ActorVijay #HBDEminentVijay All the best to #BigilKathir: #BIGIL BIGIL!! BIGIL!!!! #BIGIL who Is born to create history!!! It’s gonna be next leap in my career with all ur love. Happy Birthday @actorvijay na!! Thank you @Atlee_dir @Ags_production @Jagadishbliss @dop_gkvishnu @gopiprasannaa @archanakalpathi @arrahman #HBDEminentVijaySibi Sathyaraj: Thalaivaaaaaaa! Can’t wait to #BIGIL! #Thalapathy63FLDay #HBDEminentVIJAYHema Rukmani: Semma…Cant get over it ! Ppah ! #pakkamass #BIGIL @Atlee_dir @Ags_production @arrahman #HBDEminentVijay @MuraliRamasamy4 @ThenandalFilmsEesha Rebba: Happiest Birthday to #ThalapathyVijay sir @actorvijay Wishing you good health and all the happiness in the world ❤️ #HBDEminentVijayVishal: This is Awesome…. #BigilVignesh Shivan: Happy birthday to the ever young, amazing @actorvijay sir #Thalapathy ageing in reverse Wishin the best for @Atlee_dir @archanakalpathi @arrahman sir #Nayanthara @dop_gkvishnu @gopiprasannaa @AntonyLRuben & the entire team for a #Bigil parakkum Blockbuster #BigilDiwaliAnirudh Ravichander: Happy birthday dear @actorvijay sir #Bigil on @Atlee_dirVISHNU VISHAL – VV: Happy #bigil bday @actorvijay na:)Athulya Ravi: Wishing you many many happy returns of the day to our one and only thalapathy @actorvijay #Happybirthdayeminentvijay #Thalapathy63 #BIGIL #ThalapathyBirthdayCelebration #Bigil2ndLookThiru: Happy Birthday vijay sir. #BIGIL looks Terrific #HBDthalapathyNeerajaa Kona: Happy birthday Vijay sir #BIGILSimran: Damn, the changeover This is magnificent! Happy Birthday @actorvijay in advance… Best wishes #Bigil team!Dr. Dhananjayan BOFTA: #BigilFirstLook is quite impressive with Double #HBDEminentVijay …a sports based film is a sure shot success. Best wishes Dir. @Atlee_dir #Vijay sir @archanakalpathi & Team. Diwali going to be a dhamakalast_img read more

Loot Animes August 2016 crate takes us BACK TO SCHOOL

first_imgAugust 2016’s Loot Anime theme is BACK TO SCHOOL, and it’s a pretty compelling and amusing mish-mash of vaguely scholastic merch from anime series past and present. Omnicidal squid-senseis, gothic lesbian overtones, psychic demon-summoning ritualistic suicide enactment, the works. High schools in Japan must be amazing.Revolutionary Girl Utena bento boxAssassination Classroom dry erase board with magnetsDanganronpa neck tieFruits Basket keychain/phone charm setDigimon Adventure: Tri art card setPersona 3 manga volume 1Loot Anime BACK TO SCHOOL phone charmNo t-shirt in this crate, but still tons of great stuff. The Revolutionary Girl Utena bento box stands out, partly in a “Hey, I remember that weird anime” sense and partly because it’s actually a pretty nice two-compartment plastic bento with a set of chopsticks in the lid and an elastic loop that keeps it together. It’s a nice lunchbox.Assassination Classroom is an oddly heartwarming series about teacher murder, but the teacher in question is a memorable smiley-faced monster and the dry erase board is actually pretty handy. It’s covered in art from the anime, but it has both a desk stand and magnets so you can put it anywhere, and it comes with a white dry erase marker with an eraser in the cap.Danganronpa is best known for its creepy bear robot puppet thing that gets high school students to kill each other. The neck tie doesn’t straight up have a Monokuma on it, and thankfully has a simple red no symbol instead of the gross puffy belly button on the bear, and it looks pretty striking.Those are the big items in the crate. There are also some art cards from Digimon Adventure: Tri, which comes out in the US this month, plus a volume of the Persona 3 manga and a set of Fruits Basket keychains/phone charms. I don’t know what Fruits Basket is, but one of those characters is wearing onigiri as a hat.Loot Anime is one of Loot Crate’s themed monthly crates. $24.95 per month gets you a box full of anime and manga merch sent straight to your door. If you’re a huge weeb like me, it’s pretty great. August 2016 BACK TO SCHOOL Loot Anime.<><>last_img read more

Get the Ultimate PC Data Security Suite to Secure All Your Storage

first_imgThe ultimate PC data security suite bundle is back in the Wccftech Deals with a massive discount. This bundle brings you all the popular and award-winning products to help you secure your storage devices. Head over to Wccftech Deals and get the ultimate PC data security bundle at an 83% discount, only for $19.99.83% Off Ultimate PC Data Security Suite BundleThe ultimate PC data security suite bundle includes the following 3 award winning security products:1- Folder Lock 7Secure Your Windows Data with Folder Lock 7, Used by Over 25 Million PeopleData security has never been as essential as in this day of advanced hacking and phishing techniques. Folder Lock 7 is the all-in-one award-winning security solution for Windows preferred by over 25 million users to keep your files under complete lock and key. Password protect your files, folders and drives; encrypt your most important files easily; back files up in real-time; protect portable drives; shred files and drives and more with Folder Lock.2- USB BlockBlock Unauthorized Access of Your Data From USB, CD/DVD or Any NetworkIt may sound like something from a movie: somebody inserts a USB drive to a computer and steals all the important data they can find. But in real life, this is a serious threat, and one you may regret not preventing. USB Block allows you to white-list your own USB drives and devices to not only prevent unauthorized access by USB, but also by CD/DVD and network computers. Don’t be a movie character, prevent data theft today!3- USB SecureGive Your USB Drives, External Hard-Drives & All Your Other Storage Hardware the Security They DeserveStore data on a lot of different devices? USB Secure lets you password protect all your USB drives, SSD drives, external drives and memory cards so nobody can access your data but you. Fast, easy, and allowing for secure plug and play on any PC, USB Secure is all of the security with none of the hassle.Original value: $119.85 | Wccftech Deals: $19.99 at 83% discount Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more

Turkey Day Puts Northeast Home Shopping to Sleep but Pacific Northwest Wakes

first_img Thanksgiving is a time when Americans step back from their busy lives to commemorate our nation’s history, specifically the days when the original colonialists engaged in a feast to give thanks to their blessings in the new world.Then, in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day. With such a unique history, you would think modern Americans would stay indoors and feast during the weekend, escaping the hunt of the modern era for a second or two. But according to Realtor.com, that all depends on where you live. It seems some Americans see the holiday of thanks as a good chance to get a leg up–no turkey pun intended–on the home market competition. The Realtor.com team set out to see whether home shopping activity ceased during the holidays, particularly Thanksgiving. What they found is it all depends on what part of the nation you hail from.As for the Pacific Northwest–specifically Washington, Oregon, Idaho–and then drifting Southeast towards Utah– the real estate website found traffic data for home shoppers during the 2014 Thanksgiving holiday was hardly impacted by the Thanksgiving holiday when compared to average fourth-quarter traffic. Other states were home shopping traffic remained relatively stable through Thanksgiving included Colorado, Arkansas, Tennessee and Georgia.But Thanksgiving did impact traffic in some New England states, with Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont among the states reporting significant traffic declines because of the Turkey holiday. Other states where Thanksgiving negatively impacted home shopping include Wyoming, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Alabama and Indiana. Share in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, Market Studies, News Home Shopping Northeast Pacific Northwest Realtor.com Thanksgiving 2015-11-25 Kerri Panchukcenter_img November 25, 2015 583 Views Turkey Day Puts Northeast Home Shopping to Sleep, but Pacific Northwest Wakes Uplast_img read more

México City DF – Reported by Elite Traveler th

first_imgMéxico City, D.F. – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineAeromexico, Mexico’s largest transcontinental airline, announced the addition of new flight frequencies to many of its destinations, providing its customers more options and flexibility to better suit their business and leisure travel needs.The airline will add an overnight flight from New York’s JFK airport to Mexico City, for a total of 19 flights per week from 14 flights weekly. The red-eye flight is part of Aeromexico’s new “voyvuelvo” initiative, allowing passengers to travel to and from their destination in the same day.Additional flights to Mexico City will also be added from Chicago, Houston and Las Vegas. These are in addition to the new service routes that Aeromexico recently added to its list of destinations, including San Jose, Costa Rica and Shanghai, China, both of which launched on March 26th.They also form part of the airlines strategic plan that includes new products and services such as a new section between its Clase Premier and Clase Turista (Aeroméxico’s Economy Class), SabreSonic Customer Sales and Service (CSS) solution, the industry’s most powerful revenue-generating and customer-focused reservations system, and new modern uniforms for 2011.The specific flight itineraries are as follows:New York-JFK – Mexico City: Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, departing at 12:45 a.m. and arriving at 5:10 a.m.Mexico City-New York-JFK: Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, departing at 1:05 a.m. and arriving at 7:00 a.m.Chicago-O’Hare – Mexico City: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday, departing at 1:00 a.m. and arriving at 5:05 a.m.Mexico City- Chicago -O’Hare: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday, departing at 4:30 p.m. and arriving at 8:30 p.m.Houston – Mexico City: daily, departing at 6:30 a.m. and arriving at 8:50 a.m.Mexico City- Houston: daily, departing at 8:00 p.m. and arriving at 10:20 p.m.Las Vegas – Mexico City:daily, departing at 2:40 p.m. and arriving at 8:15 p.m.Mexico City-Las Vegas: daily, departing at 11:45 a.m. and arriving at 1:40 p.m.Las Vegas – Monterrey: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, departing at 12:45 a.m. and arriving at 5:30 a.m.Monterrey-Las Vegas: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, departing at 10:00 p.m. and arriving at 11:00 p.m.Los Angeles – Mexico City: daily, departing at 5:50 p.m. (previously 6:00 p.m.) and arriving at 11:35 p.m.Mexico City-Los Angeles: daily, departing at 2:40 p.m. and arriving at 4:35 p.m. (previously 4:45 p.m.)www.aeromexico,comlast_img read more

Castle Auctions to conduct record € 3 million liquidation auction

first_imgCastle Auctions will be hosting one of the largest auctions in recent times on the island of the stock, vehicles and fittings, valued in excess of €3 Million, of Pierides Holdings PLC on behalf of the Receiver Manager.Due to the amount of assets to be liquidated there will be a series of auctions taking place across the month of June with the first event scheduled for 6th June, 2018 at 11.00 am.These high-profile no-reserve auctions will be held on-site in Limassol at the showrooms and warehouses of Pierides Holdings PLC-In Receivership in Limassol, a public limited company who were one of the largest suppliers of wholesale and retail electrical goods and lighting in Cyprus. The inventory will be exhaustive with over 8000 line items up for bidding ranging from trucks, vans and forklifts, office furniture and equipment, four floors of premium euro racking and shelving, luxury lighting such as chandeliers retailing at €30,000 each as well as designer office & garden lighting.Additionally the wholesale electrical arm supplied cabling, door entry systems, sockets, power tools, drills, light bulbs and other sundry electrical items.Speaking on behalf of Castle Auctions, Duncan Wills, Managing Director, said, “The Pierides holdings auctions will set a new record for us, owing to their sheer size in terms of value and the unique high demand items up for bidding. Liquidation auctions are a very important tool in helping the country’s economic recovery. They allow lenders a way to recover money from non-performing debts which can then be used to lend to new and existing healthy businesses helping to break the financial deadlock and setting into motion new job creation opportunities.The process is fair, democratic and transparent as the people determine the price given that the person willing to pay the most for the item wins it. Also, given that this auction offers business assets at no-reserve prices, it’s a valuable opportunity for small businesses and entrepreneurs to acquire assets at reasonable cost”.Castle Auctions are the largest auction house in Cyprus and have recently been awarded several high-value mandates for business liquidations and stock clearance given their focus on this specialist area as well as holding general auction sales of cars, antiques, jewellery, art and furniture from their Salerooms in Limassol and Nicosia with a third saleroom scheduled to open shortly in Paphos.The company is also introducing a live online webcast facility so that bidders who cannot attend auctions in person can still listen and participate in real time on the internet by using their smart phones, tablets and computers. The June Pierides’ events are expected to attract a large number of both private and corporate bidders with some specialist items holding international interest.ContactFor more details please contact: Duncan Wills, Managing DirectorTel 00357 25391537duncan@castle-auctions.comYou May LikeAssisted Living | Search AdsAssisted Living Homes in Rowland HeightsAssisted Living | Search AdsUndoHousediverWhat Will Eating These Foods Everyday Do For Your Body?HousediverUndoDriveZingThe 25 Best Police Cars From Around The WorldDriveZingUndo Bale’s China move called off by Real MadridUndoGreek Prime Minister in Cyprus for official visitUndoFrom space heroes to artists: women written out of historyUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more