Top prospects mum on PBA Draft plans, keep options open

first_imgView comments No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We’ll see. I still have other things I need to focus on so I’m not thinking about it that much,” he said.Same is the case for bluechip amateurs like Jeron Teng and Raymar Jose, who will also see action for Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas in the upcoming 2017 Fiba Asia Champions Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“I’m not thinking of the PBA just yet. Right now, I’m just focused 100 percent on the task and that is to really play well for Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas. I want to focus on that so I can play my game,” said Teng.For now, Ravena said he’s keeping the door open for opportunities and prefers to represent the country and play in different international competitions. “When you decide to play in the PBA, technically that’s it and your life will revolve around it. It’s gonna be hard for other options and opportunities like these to come in,” said Ravena, who is coming off a fourth gold medal in the Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur last month.Ravena has been everywhere since playing his last UAAP game for Ateneo in 2015.He suited up for Mighty Sports in the Merlion Cup and Alab Pilipinas in the Asean Basketball League, tried his luck with the Texas Legends in the NBA D-League, represented the Philippines in the Fiba 3×3 events and SEA Games.Ravena also said he doesn’t have any preference as to which PBA team he wants to play for.“I don’t want the people to think that I’m just waiting for a group to pick me, that I’m not willing to play for any other team,” the 23-year-old guard said.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Alab Pilipinas taps Ivan Johnson as import Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse chargescenter_img “I’m always ready. It’s going to be a challenge for me that whatever team picks me, I have to find a way how I can make an impact right away as a rookie.”So far, only Fil-foreigners Christian Standhardinger, Jason Perkins, and Davon Potts are the big names who have declared for the draft.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ FILE – Gilas’ Kiefer Ravena drives against Singapore during their game in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games at MABA Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOWith the deadline of submission for the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft fast approaching, top prospects are still yet to decide on whether to make the jump to the pros.Kiefer Ravena shared he’s still mulling his options as he keeps his eyes on the October 12 deadline set by the league for local-born aspirants.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gameslast_img read more

Modi meets Rio Olympics-bound athletes

first_imgPrime Minister Narendra Modi poses with sportspersons at a warm send-off ceremony organised for the Indian contingent for Rio Olympics 2016, in New Delhi.   –  PTI COMMENTS Sportspersons taking selfie with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a warm send-off ceremony organised for the Indian contingent for Rio Olympics 2016, in New Delhi.   –  PTI Prime Minister Narendra Modi poses with sportspersons at a warm send-off ceremony organised for the Indian contingent for Rio Olympics 2016, in New Delhi.   –  PTI null 1/2 × SHARE SHARE EMAIL Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met the Indian athletes who will represent the country at the forthcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and wished them luck.At the function held at the Manekshaw Centre, PM Modi interacted individually with the sportspersons, and wished them luck for the August 5-21 Games.The dignitaries who attended the function were Sports Minister Jitendra Singh, Sports Secretary Rajiv Yadav, All India Council of Sports (AICS) Chairman Vijay Malhotra, Indian Olympic Association President N Ramachandran, Secretary General Rajeev Mehta, Hockey India President Narinder Batra, HI Secretary General Mohammed Mushtaq Ahmed among others.India will be sending its biggest ever contingent to the Olympics this year with more than 100 athletes having already qualified in 13 sporting disciplines. The previous highest was 83 that the country sent in the 2012 Olympics in London.More athletes are likely to qualify in the coming days, and the Sports Ministry and the IOA are expecting more than 110 to represent the country in the Games.Notable athletes who met the Prime Minister today were shooters Jitu Rai, Manavjit Singh Sandhu, Heena Sidhu, shuttlers PV Sindhu, K Srikanth, boxer Shiva Thapa, long distance runners Sudha Singh and Lalita Babar among others.The Indian women’s hockey team along with chief coach Neil Hawgood and coach C R Kumar were also in attendance.National badminton coach Pullela Gopichand and boxing coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu were also part of the gathering.During the send-off function the athletes were seen taking selfies with the PM and his autographs. “Great to meet our Honourable PM Shri @narendramodi ji..Thank you for all your support.jai hind” boxer Shiva Thapa later tweeted. Published on COMMENT RELATED center_img Sportspersons taking selfie with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a warm send-off ceremony organised for the Indian contingent for Rio Olympics 2016, in New Delhi.   –  PTI Several of the Rio-qualified athletes gave the function a miss as they are currently training abroad. 2/2 Ideas for I-Day speech, Rio top Mann Ki Baat SHARE July 04, 2016 India at Rio: Biggest contingent eyes richest medal haul India will be sending its biggest ever contingent to the Olympics this year sport Great to meet our Honourable PM Shri @narendramodi ji..Thank you for all your support.jai hind— Shiva Thapa (@shivathapa) July 4, 2016last_img read more


first_img(REOPENS DEL 12) (REOPENS DEL 12) But if England bowl first, they do have off-spinner Ali and leg-spinner Adil Rasheed to trouble the opposition. It was the Pakistan origin leg-break bowler, who troubled the Afghans with his variations in pace and length the other evening but against the defending champions, it will be a different test. Veteran opener Tillekaratne Dilshan, who is back in form, will like to use all his experience of playing on these tracks but he would certainly need to support at the other end. Sri Lanka, who are going through the transition phase have found it very hard to be consistent. To be fair, even with all his cricketing attributes, skipper Angelo Mathews has looked out of depth at times in the shortest format, which is not the case when he plays Tests and ODIs. More so, because a few players like Dinesh Chandimal and Chamara Kapugedara, who have been playing long enough for the Sri Lankan side, have not transformed from being potential to sure shot match winners. With no Malinga in the line-up, there is way too much pressure on 37-year-old Herath to lead the attack. Nuwan Kulasekara is an honest trier but his presence is not as intimidating as Malingas and nor can he bowl those effective yorkers like the slinger. His new ball partner Dushmantha Chameera is talented but needs to more experience to become a top quality bowler. There would be a lot riding on Thisara Perera, whose all round skills with big hitting prowess at the back end, can prove to be handy. Squads: Sri Lanka (from): Angelo Mathews (captain), Lasith Malinga, Dushmantha Chameera, Dinesh Chandimal, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Rangana Herath, Shehan Jayasuriya, Chamara Kapugedera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Suranga Lakmal, Thisara Perera, Sachithra Senanayake, Dasun Shanaka, Milinda Siriwardana, Lahiru Thirimanne. England: England: Jason Roy, James Vince, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Moeen Ali, Eoin Morgan (capt), Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes, Sam Billings, David Willey, Liam Plunkett, Reece Topley, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Liam Dawson. Match starts 7:30pm (IST). PTI KHS PM PMadvertisementlast_img read more

GALLERY: Letran wins NCAA crown, takes down San Beda

first_imgDuterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Rice industry paralysis Fran Yu Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netADVERTISEMENT FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Letran reclaims NCAA title, dethrones San Beda MOST READ Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Priority legislation in the 18th Congress View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

I want to continue for another 3-4 years: Mary Kom

first_imgNew Delhi, Dec 12 (PTI) MC Mary Kom pulled no punches as the celebrated Indian boxer today announced her intention to stretch her career by another “three-four” years and while the 2018 Asian and Commonwealth Games remain her “main focus”, Tokyo Olympics, she said, is also not out of the radar yet. The London Olympics medallist and five-time world champion recently decided to go back to the light flyweight (48kg division) amid speculation that it is among the two categories that the International Boxing Association (AIBA) is pushing for inclusion in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The 33-year, a mother of three, is back in the ring with renewed hopes. “I am attending the national camp at IG Stadium. I just want to continue for another three-four years. If 48kg is included in 2020 Olympic Games, I will give it a shot and try win a gold medal for my country,” Mary Kom said. She added, “I have started training and though I could not participate in the boxing nationals due to the Parliament session, I want to represent India in international competitions. 2018 Asian Games, Commonwealth Games are main my focus and I will also look to compete in other official international competitions.” Aiming to groom potential boxers for future Olympics with world-class coaching and infrastructure facilities, the effervescent pugilists Mary Kom Regional Boxing Foundation (MKRBF) today entered into an agreement with Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB). “Women boxing is becoming more popular. I just want to give back to my sport and my nation. To produce more champions from my academy, that is my dream. I have gyms and outdoor rings to train the underprivileged youngsters. “People might think how would I be able to devote time being a MP, but this has been a long-time dream. Most of the boxers suffer from poverty, so if I can do something for them that will be a great achievement for me, besides my medals.” The PSPB agreement entails extending support towards refurbishment of the residential block and in addition granting Rs 75 lacs in a five-year period for facilitating the sportspersons at the academy. Besides, State bank of India and Sports Authority of India have also come forward to assist the academy. “SAI is supporting us under its extension scheme through which each trainee boxer gets Rs 600 per month, one kit. We are getting financial assistance through NDSF (National Sports Development Fund). SBI has given Rs 2 crore for building a hostel.” Mary Kom is happy that the boxers have a national federation in place after many years. She said, “Its a very good thing. Boxers gain more exposure through participation in competitions so its really good that there is a federation now in place.” Mary Kom was accompanied by her husband Onler Karong, who is also the MKRBFs managing director. After a rather disappointing year, Mary Kom will have something to cheer about as she will be honoured with the AIBA Legends Award for her stellar career so far during the world bodys 70th anniversary celebrations on December 20. The agreement was executed by S Halder, Member Secretary and K LTejwani, Joint Secretary PSPB with Onler, Co-Founder and Managing Director, MKRBF in the presence of BC Tripathi, President, PSPB and Mary Kom. PTI AH CM CMadvertisementlast_img read more

World Cup 2019: Captain’s trust has given me confidence, says Jasprit Bumrah after India beat Afghanistan

first_imgFast bowler Jasprit Bumrah was adjudged the Man of the Match after India’s thrilling 11-run victory over Afghanistan in their World Cup 2019 encounter on Saturday in Southampton. Bumrah held his nerve to starve the Afghan batsmen by nailing yorkers one after the other during the last overs of the chase. Earlier, he also took 2 wickets in an over to derail Afghanistan’s pursuit of the 225-run target.At the post-match presentation, Bumrah said that the trust shown by his captain Virat Kohli in his abilities was the reason why he had a ‘clear head’ and was able to execute his plans to perfection.”If the captain has so much trust in you, that gives you a lot of confidence to trust yourself and clear my head in terms of how I want to execute. We saw that wicket was getting slower and slower with the older ball, you need to be more accurate and bowl stump to stump. This is a big ground and there was reverse-swing, but you need to rely on your yorkers as well and play according to the situation. It was a tight game and I backed my skills. Sometimes when you run behind wickets, you don’t get wickets,” said Bumrah.When he was asked what the plan was from the Indian team as the afghan chase gathered steam, Bumrah said that the focus was ‘to create pressure’ and increase the required run-rate because it leads to breakthroughs.”We wanted to create pressure and take the run rate high. As soon as the required rate gets high, you get wickets,” said Bumrah.advertisementBumrah’s fellow pacer Mohammed Shami became only the 2nd Indian to take a World Cup hat-trick when he finished off the Afghanistan innings abruptly with wickets of his final 3 deliveries. According to Bumrah, Shami’s performance gives him a ‘healthy competition in the side’.”Gives us healthy competition in the side and we (bowlers) all discuss as what to do and how things are going. It’s a good sign when everyone is chipping in with the wickets,” Bumrah signed off by saying.India now have a total of 9 points from 5 games and are still unbeaten in the World Cup 2019. They will next play against West Indies on June 27 before meeting hosts England on the 30th.Also Read | Virat Kohli on India’s thrilling win over Afghanistan: This one is right up thereAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Mohammed Shami 2nd Indian to take World Cup hat-tricklast_img read more

Here’s A List Of The Items Jeremy Sprinkle Reportedly Shoplifted From Belk

first_imgJeremy Sprinkle running past a TCU defender.Twitter/@Ben__Creighton Here’s a list of the items that Arkansas tight end Jeremy Sprinkle reportedly attempted to shoplift from Belk.Thursday afternoon, it was reported that Arkansas tight end Jeremy Sprinkle would be missing his final collegiate game – the Belk Bowl – due to suspension. The reason? Sprinkle, according to police, shoplifted from Belk during a team shopping spree earlier in the week.In short, Sprinkle is reported to have taken more in merchandise than the $450 gift card he was allotted.Here’s a list of the items Sprinkle reportedly tried to shoplift, per WFAA’s Mark Lane. It’s mostly clothes and wallets.Here’s what Arkansas TE Jeremy Sprinkle shoplifted according to Charlotte police:— Mark Lane (@therealmarklane) December 29, 2016There’s no word on whether Sprinkle will face legal repercussions.last_img read more

Sports Illustrated Releases Its Preseason Top 25

first_imgA general view during the national anthem prior to the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers.TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 09: A general view during the national anthem prior to the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)College football season is weeks away from starting. As the days dwindle down to opening weekend, more preseason top 25 polls will be unveiled.The Coaches Poll’ was released last week. The AP is set to drop its final preseason top 25 on August 20, and today, Sports Illustrated dropped its latest rankings.Not surprisingly, Clemson and Alabama are the top two teams on the list. But what is interesting is that SI is putting the Tigers No. 1 ahead of the defending national champions.You can see the rest of the top 10 below:ClemsonAlabamaWisconsinWashingtonOklahomaGeorgiaPenn StateAuburnOhio StateWest VirginiaLooking at this list, the two things that stand out the most–besides Clemson topping Alabama–are the rankings for Ohio State and West Virginia. Sports Illustrated is very high on the Mountaineers, who are regarded as a consensus top-25 team but haven’t been in the top 10 in many other preseason ratings.Also, it is fair to wonder if Ohio State was dropped a few slots due to the ongoing situation involving Urban Meyer. Wisconsin and Penn State are both top-10 teams, but the Buckeyes being ranked behind both in the preseason is noteworthy.You can view the entire SI top 25 and team breakdowns here.For a look at The Spun’s preseason top 25, click here.last_img read more

US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders joins group seeking cheaper insulin in Canada

first_imgWINDSOR, Ont. — U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says he will be joining a group of diabetics to buy cheaper insulin in Ontario on Sunday.The Vermont senator tweeted that the high cost for insulin has put the lives of American diabetics at risk and he will be joining the group in Windsor, Ont., as they purchase the vials for a fraction of the price.Typically, a vial of insulin Type 1 diabetics need to regulate their blood sugar costs about US$340 in the United States, roughly 10 times the price in Canada.Sanders has long targeted pharmaceutical companies for the cost of prescription drugs, and he made a similar medication trip to Canada in 1999.Multiple trips from Americans heading to Canada for cheaper insulin has raised concerns about its supply in Canada, despite insulin tourism being relatively small scale.A recent letter from 15 groups representing patients, health professionals, hospitals, and pharmacists urges the federal government to safeguard the Canadian drug supply. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Polish govt has no money to meet striking teachers demands

WARSAW, Poland — A nationwide strike of Poland’s teachers has entered its second week with the government saying it has no more funds to meet their pay demands after offering generous bonuses to various other groups.The majority among Poland’s hundreds of thousands of teachers continued their strike Monday, idling schools and kindergartens. They are demanding a 30% raise to their monthly earnings that are mostly below what a supermarket cashier makes.No talks were scheduled with the government, which insists it can offer no more than a 15% increase and says that anything more would bust the state budget, a clear sign that its policy of generous spending to secure backing in this year’s elections has reached its limit.The strike, however, did not prevent primary school graduation exams from being held Monday.The Associated Press read more

Donors pledge over 500 million to tackle growing needs in DR Congo

Despite massive natural resources and major socio-economic changes under Government-led initiatives, years of violence by armed groups vying for control – along with ethnic strife in the country’s restive east, and political and ethnic instability – has created massive food insecurity, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).In Geneva, UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock told donors that more than two million children are suffering from severe acute malnutrition in DRC and 13 million people require assistance there urgently – double the number of those in need last year.He added that DRC is also facing “the worst outbreak of cholera in fifteen years,” as well as “an epidemic of sexual violence,” committed mainly against children.“As I speak, the resurgence of an inter-ethnic conflict in Ituri in February is killing many people and leading to internal and cross-border displacement of even more,” he said.Thousands of farmers in the crisis gripped Kasais have missed three successive agricultural seasons, resulting in a drop in agricultural production, he added.Speaking to journalists in Geneva during a break in the conference, Mr. Lowcock said that he expected to confirm more than $500 million in pledges before the end of the day.Total needs for the DRC for this year are estimated at $1.7 billion ­– nearly four times more than the amount secured last year.An additional $500 million is needed to support 807,000 Congolese refugees in neighbouring countries and more than 540,000 refugees from other countries who are in DRC. Sigrid Kaag, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation of the Netherlands, described the DRC as a “forgotten” conflict that desperately needed more support from the international community.She highlighted the impact of gender-based violence on girls and young women whom she had met on a recent visit to DRC.Some had requested help in the form of rape kits, while others had asked how to look after the babies they had given birth to after their sexual assault.That message was underlined by conference co-host Christos Stylianides, European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, who spoke of the violence and “stories of unbelievable pain” that he heard while visiting the country in recent weeks.Asked at the press conference about the decision by the DRC authorities not to attend the pledging conference, Mark Lowcock underlined the scale of the problems in the country – and the importance of securing funding for some 150 organizations working to support humanitarian action “under the leadership” of the DRC authorities in 20 provinces.“I think everybody recognizes that there is a substantial crisis in the DRC, the Government recognizes that themselves, which [acknowledges] their own very substantial financial commitment to it,” he said, in reference to its $100 million pledge to provide additional aid. The question of securing sufficient funding was underlined by UN Secretary-General António Guterres in his opening address to the pledging conference.He urged Member States in Geneva via a video message to show solidarity for the “millions of people who are suffering” in one of the world’s largest humanitarian crises as the UN and the DRC Government work together to respond to needs.During the conference, Jean-Philippe Chauzy, from the UN migration agency, spoke of the need to strengthen international support for the people of the DRC.“Confronted with rising intercommunal tensions, political instability and an increasingly insecure environment, the international humanitarian community needs to strengthen its support and commitment to the Congolese people,” said Mr. Chauzy, who is DRC Chief of Mission for the International Organization for Migration (IOM).  He added: “We simply cannot ignore the speed, and magnitude of [this] crisis.”Alongside the UN, the pledging conference was co-hosted by the Netherlands and the European Commission. UNICEF/MadjiangarDisplaced persons collect relief supplies in Ituri province, north-east DRC. Interethnic violence has ravaged the Ituri Province since December 2017. read more

MS becomes first supermarket to offer antibacterial shopping bags to banish bugs such

first_imgThe total number of carrier bags being used in stores has fallen by 85 per cent since the launch of the policy in October last year, according to the Government’s own figures.The new M&S bags contain technology called “Biomaster” that use anti-microbial properties to inhibit the growth of bacteria, thereby allowing shoppers to safely carry raw meat one day and general groceries the next, without worrying about contamination.  He said: “Bacteria can exist on the outside of packaging and make people ill, so this is a great initiative from M&S.”However, the bags don’t kill existing bacteria so people still need to wash their food thoroughly before eating.”View latest offers from Marks & Spencer Anti-bacterial bags are being sold at till areas alongside ordinary bags for life. Prices start at 90p and the bags come in three different sizes: small, medium and large.  M&S said the anti-bacterial properties would not reduce over time, meaning the bags could be used repeatedly for long periods.An M&S spokesman said: “We offer a wide choice of reusable shopper bags – currently up to eight different styles in store – and in May 2016 we started to introduce the anti-bacterial ‘silver technology’ into this range as an additional feature for our customers.”Stuart Kelly, a food hygiene expert at Acoura consulting firm, said the move was a “positive step” towards tackling a growing problem created by E-Coli and Campylobacter outbreaks and the fact that more people are using bags for life in which dangerous bacteria can fester.  The Food Standards Agency recently found that campylobacter – a leading cause of food poisoning in the UK – was twice as likely to be found on chicken purchased from Sainsbury’s and M&S, than at budget supermarkets such as Aldi, Lidl and Morrisons.It is estimated that the bacteria kills 100 people a year and is responsible for around 280,000 cases of food poisoning annually. M&S denied the new bags were introduced in response to problem levels of campylobacter. A spokesman said the retailer had been working on the advanced bags for four years.The launch comes just weeks after the Government announced that Britain has drastically cut the use of disposable plastic bags by introducing a new 5p charge. In November, the FSA reported that just over three quarters of chickens tested positive for campylobacter, the food poisoning bugCredit: Nick Ansellcenter_img Marks & Spencerhas become the first supermarket to offer reusable shopping bags with anti-bacterial technology that could prevent bugs from contaminating food.The new bags are designed to reduce the risk of food poisoning by stopping the spread of dangerous bacteria, such as E. coli and campylobacter which are both found on raw shop-bought chickens.Experts welcomed the move as a “positive step” in tackling the growing problem of dangerous bacteria lurking in shopping bags.A combination of recent outbreaks of bacteria on batches of fresh food and more people using bags for life have meant people are at a heightened risk, researchers have said previously. chicken 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.last_img read more

LG X3 un nouveau smartphone haut de gamme au MWC 2012

first_imgLG X3 : un nouveau smartphone haut de gamme au MWC 2012Un nouveau modèle de smartphone haut de gamme du fabricant LG sera dévoilé lors du Mobile World Congress 2012, qui se tiendra le mois prochain à Barcelone. Il s’agira du smartphone X3 de la marque. Parmi les nouveautés qu’il sera possible de découvrir au salon mondial de la mobilité, prévu le mois prochain à Barcelone, l’enseigne LG présentera un nouveau modèle de smartphone, le X3. Au vu de ses caractéristiques techniques, il s’agira d’un appareil haut de gamme.Doté d’un écran LCD tactile de 4,7 pouces affichant en 720 x 1280 pixels, cet appareil n’en sera pas moins ultra fin. Il sera propulsé par un processeur quadri-coeur cadencé à 1 GHz et disposera d’1 Go de mémoire vive. Son design épuré évoque inévitablement l’iPhone d’Apple. Enfin l’appareil sera équipé d’Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Le X3 possède également un appareil photo numérique 8 Mégapixels avec autofocus, flash LED et géotagging, une webcam 1,3 Mégapixel, la possibilité de lire les formats vidéos DivX / Xvid, 16 GB dédiés au stockage et en plus un slot pour cartes mémoire microSD / microSDHC inférieure ou égale à 32 GB. Les compatibilités 2G, 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC et Bluetooth 4.0 sont assurées mini-jack et Micro-USB 2.0. L’autonomie et le tarif du mobile ne seront cependant pas connus avant le mois prochain. Le 29 janvier 2012 à 16:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Video The Miz vs Shane McMahon confirmed for WrestleMania 35 card

first_img Now Playing Up Next Google+ Now Playing Up Next Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reigns Chad Gable advances to the finals of the King of the Ring to be held on this Monday’s RAW Why WWE’s The Miz Won’t Stop Talking About His Newborn Daughter WhatsApp Pinterest Paul Nemer RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR During the opening segment of Smackdown Live, Shane McMahon confirmed what has been predicted for the past few days following Fastlane.Shane will be facing The Miz at WrestleMania 35 at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.You can watch the clip above courtesy of WWE.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWEs Miz and Maryse Expecting Second ChildVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:32/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:29 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Videos Articles Videos Articles Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns WWEs Miz and Maryse Expecting Second Childcenter_img CM Punk & AJ Lee Join Horror Movie Now Playing Up Next Twitter Facebook Maryse Now Playing Up Next Adam Scott Kevin Owens sends cryptic NXT messages after being “fired” on Smackdown Live Videos Articles The Miz Now Playing Up Next Intercontinental and Smackdown Tag Team Championship matches added to Clash of Championslast_img read more

Southwestern College holds 35th anniversary memorial of McDonalds shooting

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN YSIDRO (CNS) – Southwestern College held a memorial event at its Higher Education Center in San Ysidro today to mark the 35th anniversary of the McDonald’s shooting that left 21 dead and 19 others injured.The event will feature a community resource fair, a memorial ceremony and a student artwork display at the college’s Higher Education Center, which is located at the former site of the McDonald’s restaurant. The center also has a memorial with 21 hexagonal pillars representing each of the shooting’s victims.The shooting is the seventh-deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history and was the deadliest mass shooting ever committed in the U.S. at the time. The gunman, who lived roughly 200 yards from the San Ysidro restaurant, was killed by a sniper with the San Diego Police Department. The victims ranged in age from eight months to 74 years old.The event began at 10 a.m. with the community fair at the Higher Education Center at 460 W. San Ysidro Blvd. The ceremony featured testimonials about the shooting, beginning at 11 a.m. with a presentation of art by local students following at 11:30 a.m. July 18, 2019 Posted: July 18, 2019 Southwestern College holds 35th anniversary memorial of McDonald’s shooting KUSI Newsroom center_img Updated: 7:03 PM KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Inchcape introduces tool insurance for vehicle technicians across the UK

first_imgAutomotive retailer Inchcape UK has updated its benefits package to include personal tool insurance for its 1,000 vehicle technicians, working across more than 100 centres around the UK.The new provision, introduced on 1 May 2018, gives technicians the opportunity to be included, free of charge, in the additional benefit of tool insurance. This will be fully funded by the organisation, and will provide cover on a ‘new for old’ basis, up to the value of £20,000.This update aims to specifically aid those workshop and bodyshop technicians, making up 1,000 of the approximately 5,500-strong employees, who have built up a valuable collection of their own tools.Employees can sign up to the new benefit by making a video of their toolbox via the organisation’s internal CitNOW application. This will then be used to complete insurance applications on their behalf.This adds to Inchcape’s existing benefits package, which includes personal and team bonuses, pensions, sharesave schemes, and retail discounts.James Brearley (pictured), CEO at Inchcape UK, says: “Many of our technicians have built up their own high value tool collection which they use alongside the equipment we provide. We know these personal tools are extremely important to them and that they will have been a significant investment. We want to help them protect their personal property and continue to show our ongoing commitment to being the employer of choice for technicians in our industry.”last_img read more

Toddler who fell from car in Miami released from hospital

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – A toddler has been released from the hospital after falling out of a moving vehicle in Miami while still on a car seat.Witnesses said the victim was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital after being found in the middle of the street near Northwest 15th Avenue and 37th Street, Friday night.According to City of Miami Police, the child’s father was driving the car, and they believe the victim was not properly strapped into the car seat, and the car door wasn’t closed correctly at the time.Police arrested the father for driving with a suspended license. Their names were not released.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Woman who said suitcase was broken into simply took the wrong bag

first_imgTags: American Airlines, Baggage Share MIAMI — American Airlines passenger Anna Knight said she was “robbed” of all her belongings in her checked baggage.But not only was her stuff missing, the thief had refilled her suitcase with random airline equipment, including harnesses, crew member uniforms and work boots.Well, that’s weird.According to PEOPLE, Knight, a manager at the Delano South Beach hotel, made the discovery earlier this week after landing at Miami International Airport. She was incensed, naturally, and went so far as to speak to the police.In a series of angry tweets that have since been deleted, Knight called for a boycott of American Airlines.“NEVER fly with @AmericanAir again,” she wrote on Twitter. “All of my items were taken out of my luggage and replaced with airport equipment, & all they did was tell me to fill out a form. This is OUTRAGEOUS!! Pls REPOST & don’t book flights with them!”In a Facebook post, Knight also claimed that she had packed US$8,000 worth of items in her bag. “Priceless souvenirs from my trip GONE!” she wrote.More news:  Virgin Voyages de-activates Quebec accounts at FirstMates agent portalKnight tweeted on Thursday that the police were investigating the incident and that she was “in tears” about the whole thing. We would be too if we were robbed of thousands of dollars worth of stuff.But here’s the thing… the luggage Knight had retrieved at the airport wasn’t hers. She took the wrong bag off the luggage carousel.It’s a case of mistaken bag identity!A spokesperson for the TSA confirmed to PEOPLE that after investigating the situation, they found Knight’s pink suitcase perfectly intact at Miami International. It was never mishandled by TSA, nor was it broken into as she had claimed.Knight herself posted a follow-up tweet, saying: @AmericanAir found my bag. It was just a mix up, and I apologize for the confusion. Thank you all and AA for helping me locate it. The Jet lag must have really taken its toll. I was going crazy.”Let this be a lesson to all to always use a luggage tag.@AmericanAir found my bag. It was just a mix up, and I apologize for the confusion. Thank you all and AA for helping me locate it. The Jet lag must have really taken its toll. I was going crazy.— Anna (@ThisBunnyBites) October 25, 2018 Travelweek Group Woman who said suitcase was broken into simply took the wrong bagcenter_img Friday, October 26, 2018 Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more