Caricom’s unity drives it to surmount challenges, says SG

first_imgThe unified strength of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) has enabled it to surmount challenges posed over the past 44 years of regional integration.This declaration was made by the Caricom Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, while he urged the Community Council of Ministers to use those weapons to forge ahead.(l-r) Caricom Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque; Haiti’s Foreign Minister and Chairman of the Council of Ministers, Antonio Rodrigue; and Caricom Deputy Secretary-General, Ambassador Manorma SoeknandanCaricom’s second highest organ held its 41st meeting at its Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown Headquarters on Monday to discuss the provisional list of items for the agenda of the 29th Inter-sessional Meeting of Heads of Government, which will be held in Haiti on February 26-27. The meeting was chaired by His Excellency Antonio Rodrigue, Minister of Foreign and Religious Affairs of Haiti.“Let us once again engage those weapons as we strive to ensure that, in our 45th year, integration continues to be the vehicle to provide sustained development and a secure, prosperous and viable Caribbean Community for all our peoples,” Secretary-General LaRocque admonished.He said the pressing issue of crime and violence — given the gravity of the situation faced by many member states — as well as disaster management and preparedness are among the items proposed for the Heads’ Meeting agenda.The SG reminded the Council that the discussions were being undertaken against the background of recovery efforts within the countries that suffered the terrible devastation of hurricanes Irma and Maria. Unified strength, he said, was evident in the relief effort galvanised by the Governments and peoples of the region in response to those disasters.Members of the Community Council of Ministers at its 41st meeting held on Monday at Caricom Headquarters“Our member states rallied around the stricken countries and rendered yeoman service in the aftermath of the disasters. Our institutions, well led by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) in close collaboration with the Secretariat, also delivered in support of the recovery efforts. The international community also made a sterling contribution,” he noted.Ambassador LaRocque went on to quote Prime Minister Minnis of The Bahamas, who had stated, “Sadly, the economic, environmental, social and psychological damage will remain for quite some time”. He added that the reality is that storms would be more frequent and intense as extreme climatic events become the new normal, as we are living with climate change.The Community’s main focuses, therefore, he added, are rebuilding and, critically, “on preparing for the others that are sure to come.”To this end, he noted that as a matter of urgency and as advocated in the Community’s Strategic Plan, efforts must be engineered to “build a resilient Community in all facets: economically, socially, environmentally and technologically.”As the Community forges ahead with reconstruction, the Secretary-General urged, regional and national programmes must be implemented to transform it into the world’s first climate-resilient region.last_img read more

RESULTS: FIND OUT WHERE YOU CAME IN THE BALLYARE 10K

first_imgWAITING FOR THE FIRST RUNNERS HOME AT CARR’S OF THE DIAMONDCITY OF Derry’s star runner Declan Reid won the Ballyare 10k on Friday night with a superb 32.06 – well over two minutes head of his nearest rival.But the finishing time on a tough course which includes a 1k stretch known as Heartbreak Hill was well outside local man Patrick Hegarty’s record.Ivan Toner from Letterkenny AC finished second with Gerard Gallagher from Finn Valley AC in third. Patrick Hegarty himself is still no slouch – finishing in 40:40.Theresa McGloin had a fantastic run, winning the women’s race and finishing 10th overall in a superb time of 36.56.You can watch a video of the start of the race here:https://www.donegaldaily.com/2012/08/24/donegaldaily-tv-video-local-legends-record-still-stands-after-20th-ballyare-10k/ All the results are below:Ballyare 10k 2012 Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club1 187 32.06 Declan Reid SM City Of Derry2 217 34.44 Ivan Toner SM Letterkenny A C 3 236 35.04 Gerard Gallagher SM Finn Valley A C4 221 35.27 Michael Black SM Letterkenny A C5 240 35.32 Sean Mc Gettigan SM Finn Valley A C6 375 36.12 Ciaran Crawford SM Letterkenny A C 7 248 36.13 Noel Diver SM Rosses A.C.8 247 36.54 Seamie Ferry M45 Individual9 220 36.55 Ryan Porter JM Finn Valley A C10 269 36.56 Teresa Mc Gloin SW Finn Valley A C11 193 37.00 Jude O’ Donnell SM Individual12 237 38.18 Hugh Duffy SM Cranford A C13 318 38.30 Conal Mc Cambridge JM North Belfast Harriers14 227 38.57 Joe Gibbons SM Letterkenny A C15 359 39.03 Shane Mc Nulty SM Finn Valley A C16 279 39.41 Fin Begley W40 Individual17 238 39.43 Michael Duffy SM Cranford A C18 352 39.46 Joe Gallgher SM Individual19 189 39.52 Declan Mc Bride SM Individual20 370 40.05 Tom Thompson M40 Finn Valley A C21 244 40.08 John Daly M40 Letterkenny A C22 212 40.11 Raymond Birch SM Individual23 250 40.21 Michael Gallagher M40 Finn Valley A C24 277 40.29 Shiéla Regan SW Letterkenny A C25 228 40.40 Joe Hegarty M45 Finn Valley A C26 198 40.40 Pat Hegarty M50 Finn Valley A C27 226 40.55 Lee Gildea SM Letterkenny A C28 366 41.00 Martin Daly SM Individual29 314 41.04 Patrick Mc Glynn SM Finn Valley A C30 219 41.12 Noleen Porter W45 Finn Valley A C24 August Page 1 of 6 Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club31 214 41.18 Collie O’ Donnell M40 Letterkenny A C32 243 41.21 Hugo Daly SM Individual33 246 41.23 Kevin Toner M60 Letterkenny A C34 211 41.26 Luke Daly SM Individual35 282 41.37 Paul Murray SM Letterkenny A C36 224 41.38 Michael Burke SM Individual37 225 41.46 Garvin Mc Closkey M45 Letterkenny A C38 233 41.53 Adrian Mc Gettigan SM 24/7 Triathlon39 312 41.58 Denis Shields M40 24/7 Triathlon40 194 42.00 Raymond Mc Gaughey M40 Individual41 176 42.01 Oisin Sweeney JM Individual42 180 42.02 Hugh Coll SM Individual43 270 42.11 Brendan Irwin SM Finn Valley A C44 209 42.29 Bary Daly SM Individual45 301 42.57 Gerard Mullen SM Letterkenny A C46 195 43.02 John O’ Doherty M40 Individual47 206 43.10 Michael Mc Nulty M40 Individual48 249 43.11 Marie Boyle SW Letterkenny A C49 361 43.16 Conal Mc Taggart SM Individual50 257 43.17 Darren Price SM Individual51 324 43.41 Paul Mc Gettigan SM Individual52 304 43.46 Kenny Graham M40 Individual53 371 43.58 Paul Caterson SM Individual54 254 44.01 Kevin Kiely M50 Letterkenny A C55 255 44.17 Conor Mc Gonagle M40 Finn Valley A C56 308 44.19 Martin Anderson M45 Finn Valley A C57 204 44.20 James Gibbons M50 Finn Valley A C58 356 44.55 Philip Boyle M40 Letterkenny A C59 373 45.09 Curley Coyle SM Individual60 218 45.17 Noreen Bonner W50 Finn Valley A C61 171 45.30 Martin Mc Ginley M45 Individual62 377 45.42 Gavin Hunter SM Individual24 August Page 2 of 6 Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club63 210 45.43 Damien Daly SM Individual64 363 46.02 Garvin Patterson SM Individual65 200 46.03 Joseph Casey M45 Individual66 362 46.10 Paul Lee M45 Individual67 205 46.11 Sylvester Hienstra M40 Individual68 306 46.13 Marin Mc Garvey M40 Individual69 353 46.20 Sean O’ Leary M50 Finn Valley A C70 310 46.20 Liam Mc Ginty M45 Finn Valley A C71 355 46.31 Grace Friel W45 Individual72 197 46.33 Hugh O’ Donnell M50 Individual73 350 46.34 Seamus Cannon M50 Individual74 354 46.34 Paul Friel M45 Individual75 259 46.36 Paddy Hannigan M45 Individual76 376 46.44 Brona O Gara SW 24/7 Triathlon77 280 46.45 Adain Mc Kenna M40 Letterkenny A C78 229 46.46 Gloria Donaghy W50 Finn Valley A C79 268 46.59 Helen Mc Cready SW Rosses A.C.80 303 47.01 Liam O’ Grady M40 Individual81 378 47.11 Deirdre Diver SW Rosses A.C.82 307 47.22 Mary Hippsley W40 Finn Valley A C83 309 47.27 Sharon Black W35 Individual84 323 47.30 Hugh Doyle SM Individual85 311 47.31 Paddy Gaffey SM Individual86 202 47.54 James Doherty M60 Individual87 319 47.56 Ita Mc Cambridge W50 North Belfast Harriers88 271 48.02 Fancis Diver M45 Individual89 260 48.03 Paul Skinnader M45 Individual90 256 48.05 Maria Mc Gonagle W35 Finn Valley A C91 186 48.26 James Whoriskey M40 Individual92 232 48.27 Kieran Doherty SM Individual93 261 48.31 Oisin Skinader JM Individual94 179 48.36 Caroline Boyle W35 Individual24 August Page 3 of 6 Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club95 199 48.53 Ciaran Friel SM Individual96 372 49.05 Brian Hegarty SM Individual97 276 49.06 Ronan Walsh M40 Raheney Shamrocks98 302 49.11 Maura O’ Grady W45 Individual99 231 49.21 Derek Brennan SM Finn Valley A C100 327 49.26 Daniel Carr SM Letterkenny A C101 241 49.33 Rusell Love JM Individual102 213 49.41 Cathal Roarty M45 Letterkenny A C103 316 49.47 Gerry Durning M50 Individual104 358 49.51 Johnathon Scanlan SM Individual105 174 49.57 Joe Boyce SM Individual106 284 50.00 Paul Wilkinson SM Finn Valley A C107 381 50.02 Nancy Mc Name W45 Finn Valley A C108 192 50.05 Eddie Mc Fadden M50 Individual109 325 50.08 Amanda Mc Nulty W35 Letterkenny A C110 273 50.15 John Carr SM Individual111 251 50.22 Paula Curran SW Individual112 196 50.25 Jim Hynes M60 Finn Valley A C113 379 50.43 Cornelius Mc Mullen M40 Individual114 283 50.45 Debbie Houston W40 Individual115 274 50.51 Joe Coyle SM Individual116 203 51.02 Tommy Hill M45 24/7 Triathlon117 173 51.12 Joe Mc Daid M40 Individual118 360 51.16 Ciaran Gallagher M40 Individual119 317 51.16 Eamonn Mc Cahill M40 Individual120 208 51.28 Cathy Harvey W45 Individual121 266 51.39 Nat Doherty M40 Individual122 234 51.53 Viona Coyle W35 Individual123 321 52.19 Eamonn Mc Cambridge SM North Belfast Harriers124 175 52.21 Pauline Sweeney W40 Individual125 258 52.24 Joe English M50 Letterkenny A C126 368 52.29 Patrica Nulty W40 Milford A C24 August Page 4 of 6 Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club127 230 52.38 Ruth Mc Crudden W45 Individual128 181 52.50 Graham Sterritt SM Individual129 351 52.54 Amy Murray SW Individual130 185 53.00 Rosemary Mc Gee W45 Individual131 365 53.01 Damien Mcc Bride SM Individual132 374 53.15 Michael Mc Cormick SM Individual133 315 53.29 Patrick Mc Gettigan SM Individual134 367 53.31 Barry Browne SM Milford A C135 190 53.55 Sean Mc Bride SM Individual136 329 54.30 Vincent Mc Laughlin M50 Individual137 235 54.32 Owen Hegarty SM Individual138 178 54.38 Catroina Boyle W35 Individual139 369 54.54 Fiona Wasson W35 Individual140 207 55.39 Niall Cranney M40 Individual141 281 55.48 Mary Vanruiven SW Individual142 285 55.49 Joseph Bliss SM Individual143 380 56.11 Liz Gallagher W40 Individual144 275 56.11 Jakie Barret W45 Individual145 191 56.13 Tomy Naughton SM Individual146 177 57.02 Loraine Kerr W45 Individual147 242 57.18 Graeme Love JM Individual148 188 57.19 Mary Martin W50 Finn Valley A C149 245 57.20 Declan Friel SM Milford A C150 330 57.28 Sinead Black W35 Milford A C151 382 57.42 Zara Herron SW Individual152 322 58.01 Fiona Blanney W40 Milford A C153 364 58.05 Paul Ryan SM Milford A C154 239 58.05 Agnes Ryan W35 Milford A C155 252 59.27 Christine Chambers SW Individual156 184 59.44 Roseleen Ford W40 Individual157 223 60.41 Conor Ferguson SM Individual158 183 60.52 Mary Doherty W40 Individual24 August Page 5 of 6 Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club159 216 61.10 Patrica Peoples W35 Individual160 172 61.24 Ann Tinney W45 Individual161 326 61.45 Brenda Walsh W40 Individual162 201 62.28 Ann Doherty W50 Individual163 215 62.38 Pauline Gallagher W50 Individual164 267 63.27 Siobhan Byrne W50 Finn Valley A C165 278 63.27 Yvonne O’ Donnell SW Individual166 305 64.14 Sinead Collins W35 Finn Valley A C167 357 64.43 Rosanna Byrne SW Individual168 182 64.55 Brenda O’ Neill W40 Individual169 328 68.12 Kerrie Ann Coyle SW Individual170 253 70.41 Louise Duffy SW Individual171 313 70.51 Anita Donnelly SW Individual172 272 70.53 Linda Harkin SW IndividualTotal Runners: 17224 August Page 6 of 6bRESULTS: FIND OUT WHERE YOU CAME IN THE BALLYARE 10K was last modified: August 25th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:RESULTS: FIND OUT WHERE YOU CAME IN THE BALLYARE 10Klast_img read more

Lampard insists Chelsea fully deserved their victory over Tottenham

first_imgFrank Lampard insisted Chelsea fully deserved their FA Cup semi-final win against Tottenham despite the controversial nature of their second goal.Spurs were furious after Juan Mata’s shot was adjudged to have crossed the line, but midfielder Lampard scored one of three late goals that sealed a superb victory for the Blues.“It was an amazing game. I thought we played brilliantly. We deserved to win that game with the amount we created,” Lampard told ITV.“We got lucky [with Mata’s goal] but we can’t call that -the referee did. But we scored a lot of goals and created a lot of chances. Over the course of the game we deserved to win.”Looking ahead to Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Barcelona, Lampard added: “We’ve got to believe in ourselves.“We’re ready to go for it. We’ve been in pretty good form lately but we need to carry it on.”Chelsea skipper John Terry said of Mata’s goal: “I don’t think it did [cross the line]. I thought it hit me and stayed out. Throughout the season things go for you and against you.”Click here for the Chelsea v Tottenham quizSee also: Chelsea v Tottenham: Player ratingsControversial Mata goal helps Blues thrash Tottenham Di Matteo confrms Luiz is a doubt for Barcelona clashFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

QPR table £9m offer for Remy and consider Dunne – report

first_imgQPR boss Harry Redknapp wants to sign Marseille striker Loic Remy and has considered a move for Aston Villa defender Richard Dunne, according to the Daily Mail.It is claimed Redknapp has been given £20m to spend in January, with a bid of £9m placed for Remy, a £7.5m offer planned for Rennes midfielder Yann M’Vila, while West Ham’s Mohamed Diame – who has a £3.5m release clause – is also a target.Newcastle are believed to be keen on Remy and are seen as favourites to sign him.Paris St-Germain’s Diego Lugano, 32, is another player said to be on Redknapp’s radar.Meanwhile, Chelsea are set to sign Metalist Kharkiv’s Brazilian midfielder Taison and Corinthians forward Paulinho, according to the Daily Mirror.It is claimed the Blues, who are expected to seal the signing of Newcastle striker Demba Ba, are ready to pay £10m for Kharkiv.The Mail say Bayer Leverkusen are showing an interest in taking Chelsea winger Marko Marin on loan.The Los Angeles Times suggest Frank Lampard has moved a step closer to joining LA Galaxy from Chelsea, while Italian newspaper La Repubblica say Lazio have offered him a three-year contract.Fulham are looking to conclude the signing of Wolfsburg defender Alexander Madlung, the Mail report.The Whites are said to be also hopeful of agreeing terms with Dnipro midfielder Derek Boateng.This page is regularly updated.YTo4OntzOjk6IndpZGdldF9pZCI7czoyMDoid3lzaWphLW5sLTEzNTI0NjE4NjkiO3M6NToibGlzdHMiO2E6MTp7aTowO3M6MToiMyI7fXM6MTA6Imxpc3RzX25hbWUiO2E6MTp7aTozO3M6MjI6Ildlc3QgTG9uZG9uIFNwb3J0IGxpc3QiO31zOjEyOiJhdXRvcmVnaXN0ZXIiO3M6MTc6Im5vdF9hdXRvX3JlZ2lzdGVyIjtzOjEyOiJsYWJlbHN3aXRoaW4iO3M6MTM6ImxhYmVsc193aXRoaW4iO3M6Njoic3VibWl0IjtzOjMzOiJTdWJzY3JpYmUgdG8gb3VyIGRhaWx5IG5ld3NsZXR0ZXIiO3M6Nzoic3VjY2VzcyI7czoyODM6IlRoYW5rIHlvdSEgUGxlYXNlIGNoZWNrIHlvdXIgaW5ib3ggaW4gb3JkZXIgdG8gY29uZmlybSB5b3VyIHN1YnNjcmlwdGlvbi4gSWYgeW91IGRvbid0IHNlZSBhbiBlLW1haWwgZnJvbSB1cywgY2hlY2sgeW91ciBzcGFtIGZvbGRlci4gSWYgeW91IHN0aWxsIGhhdmVuJ3QgcmVjZWl2ZWQgYSBjb25maXJtYXRpb24gbWVzc2FnZSwgcGxlYXNlIGUtbWFpbCBmZWVkYmFja0B3ZXN0bG9uZG9uc3BvcnQuY29tIGFuZCB0ZWxsIHVzIHlvdSB3aXNoIHRvIHN1YnNjcmliZSB0byBvdXIgbmV3c2xldHRlci4iO3M6MTI6ImN1c3RvbWZpZWxkcyI7YToxOntzOjU6ImVtYWlsIjthOjE6e3M6NToibGFiZWwiO3M6NToiRW1haWwiO319fQ== Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Poultry donation highlights effort of Ohio youth exhibitors

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Just prior to Thanksgiving, the Ohio Poultry Breeders Association donated a turkey, four chickens and a gift card to complete the holiday meal to one local Columbus family in need for their Thanksgiving feast.These chickens and turkey represent the Thanksgiving dinner that was purchased during the Ohio State Fair’s Sale of Champions in August, which was in lieu of no poultry shows during this year’s fair due to the threat of avian influenza.The sponsor of the Thanksgiving dinner was the Ohio Poultry Breeders Association and several buyers participated, including Gerber Poultry, Cooper Farms, Weaver Brothers, Case Farms, Hertzfeld Farms, Trillium Farms, Prairie Star Farms, Hemmelgarn and Sons, Cal Maine Foods, Sauder Amish Eggs, Hillandale Farms, Stoller Farms, Kalmbach Feeds, Wendel Poultry Service, Nature Pure, New Day Farms, Mercer Landmark and Kroger Co.The Ohio Poultry Association also donated $1,000 to the Ohio Agricultural Clearance Program, a program of the Ohio Association of Foodbanks, which directly benefits Ohio’s farmers and provides fresh, Ohio-grown fruits and vegetables and shelf-stable, protein-packed foods (including eggs) to more than 2 million Ohioans who struggle to afford food on their own.The Ohio Poultry Association donated $1,000 to the Ohio Agricultural Clearance Program, a program for the Ohio Association of Foodbanks, which allows the Association to purchase surplus commodity products and unmarketable fruits and vegetables, preventing unnecessary waste and reducing losses in the agricultural industry. Pictured above (left to right): Lisa Hamler-Fugitt (Ohio Association of Foodbanks), Jim Chakeres (Ohio Poultry Association), Mike Stichler (Ohio Poultry Breeders Association), Kelly (client of the Ohio Association of Foodbanks), Virgil Strickler (Ohio Expo Center & State Fair) and Clell Agler (Ohio Poultry Breeders Association).last_img read more

Madhya Pradesh revokes Indore hospital licence after 11 lose sight post cataract surgery

first_imgThe Madhya Pradesh government on Saturday revoked the licence of a private hospital in Indore where 11 elderly persons, who underwent cataract surgeries on August 8, suffered significant impairment of vision due to infection. “As a result of the loss of eyesight of 11 patients who underwent cataract surgeries at your hospital on August 8, this is to inform you of the cancellation of your licence under Section 6(1) of the Madhya Pradesh Upcharyagriha Tatha Rujopchar Samabandi Sthapnaye (Registrikaran Tatha Anugyapan) Adhiniyam, 1973,” District Chief Medical and Health Officer (CMHO) Pravin Jadia wrote in a letter addressed to the Director of the Indore Eye Hospital.District Collector Lokesh Kumar Jatav, however, told The Hindu that the patients had not lost their sight completely but were suffering from ‘blurry vision’ due to infection after the surgeries. “They have been shifted to the best eye hospital in the city and will undergo corrective surgeries. A team from Sankara Nethralaya from Chennai will perform the procedure. At this stage, we don’t know what caused the infection.”Under the Union Health Ministry’s National Programme for Control of Blindness, 14 persons aged between 45 and 85, 10 from Dhar district and four from Indore, underwent the surgeries on the day. Later, 11 of them complained of blurry vision. They have been shifted to Choithram Hospital and Research Centre in the city. The private hospital had conducted 386 cataract surgeries under the programme from April to August 8. A three-member team comprising the Additional District Magistrate (ADM) and two government ophthalmologists had been constituted to inquire into the case, said Mr. Jatav. A district health official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said, “Private hospitals get paid on the basis of the number of successful surgeries.”Meanwhile, Chief Minister Kamal Nath announced a compensation of ₹50,000 for each of the affected persons. “Our priority is to save their vision at this point,” Jitu Patwari, Higher Education Minister, told reporters. “The operation theatre has been sealed. Those responsible for negligence will be punished. Even the doctor who underestimated the extent of the infection will be punished.”The issue came to the notice of the authorities after Dr. Sudhir Mahashabde of the hospital wrote to the district blindness control society about it, said Mr. Jadia. Mr. Nath tweeted: “How the hospital was granted permission despite an incident there nine years ago, we’ll investigate it and take action against the accused.”In 2010, the hospital was in the dock when 18 patients who underwent cataract surgeries there lost their vision. However, surgeries were resumed following a six-month suspension period.last_img read more

NBA clears Cavaliers of wrongdoing in Patrick McCaw signing, waiving

first_imgIs Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño McCaw played in three games for the Cavs and was waived before his contract became guaranteed. He signed with Toronto last week.The league said Monday it found “no violation of the league’s collective bargaining agreement, including the anti-circumvention rules.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe Cavs could have forfeited a draft pick had they been found guilty of any offenses. Read Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte FILE – In this Jan. 12, 2018 file photo, Golden State Warriors’ Patrick McCaw dribbles during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks in Milwaukee. McCaw is practicing with the Cavaliers, who signed him to a two-year, $6 million offer sheet last week. McCaw officially joined the Cavaliers’ roster on Monday, Dec. 31 after Golden State decided not to match Cleveland’s offer. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)CLEVELAND — The NBA has cleared the Cleveland Cavaliers of any wrongdoing in their brief alliance with forward Patrick McCaw.At the urging of the Golden State Warriors, the league investigated Cleveland’s signing of McCaw as a restricted free agent before releasing him. McCaw played two seasons with the defending champions but did not re-sign with them last summer. The Cavs signed him to a two-year, $6 million offer sheet last month the Warriors chose not to match.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño LATEST STORIES 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 Krausscenter_img SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Back at it: Serena Williams wins in Australian Open return Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening View commentslast_img read more

Redmi Note 7 Pro 6GB RAM, 128GB storage model listed on Xiaomi India website, will be on sale soon

first_imgXiaomi launched the Redmi Note 7 and the Redmi Note 7 Pro in India back in the month of February. So far both the phones have gone on sale several times, but the 6GB RAM/128GB storage model of the Redmi Note 7 Pro is yet to be available for purchase in India. The Xiaomi India has finally listed the 6GB RAM/128GB storage model of the Redmi Note 7 Pro on its official website. This suggests that the Redmi Note 7 Pro 6GB RAM/128GB storage model may go on sale in India very soon. Xiaomi India is yet to officially announce the sale date of the 6GB RAM/128GB storage model of the Redmi Note 7 Pro.There are not many differences between the 4GB RAM and 6GB RAM model of the Redmi Note 7 Pro. The only areas where the two models of the Pro version vary are — RAM and storage. All the other specs and features are the same between the two models. The 6GB RAM + 128GB storage model of the Redmi Note 7 Pro comes in three colours – Neptune Blue, Space Black and Nebula Red.The 6GB RAM/128GB storage model of the Redmi Note 7 Pro is priced at Rs 16,999. The 4GB RAM + 64GB storage model of the phone sells for Rs 13,999. The next sale of the Redmi Note 7 Pro in India is on April 3, that is tomorrow, possibly that’s when the 6GB RAM model of the phone will be available to the Indian buyers.As far as the specs are concerned, the Redmi Note 7 Pro comes packed with a 6.3-inch IPS LCD full HD+ display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. The Redmi Note 7 series of phones come with Dot drop notch on the front which equips the selfie camera on it. On the hardware front, the Redmi Note 7 Pro is powered by Snapdragon 675 2.0 GHz octa-core processor and Adreno 612 graphics paired with up to 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. The phone comes with a hybrid SIM slot and also supports a microSD card.advertisementOn the camera front, the Redmi Note 7 Pro comes packed with AI-based dual camera setup on the back and single sensor on the back. On the rear panel the phone includes a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 as the main camera and 5-megapixel secondary sensor. On the front, the Redmi Note 7 Pro comes packed with a 13-megapixel camera for clicking selfies. The phone is backed by a 4,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging support. The best bit is the Redmi Note 7 Pro includes USB-C and a fingerprint sensor on the back panel that sits next to the dual camera setup.ALSO READ | PUBG ban lifted from Ahmedabad, police still worried about side effects of the gameALSO READ | Mi Fan Festival 2019 begins on April 4: Redmi Note 7 Pro at Re 1, Note 6 Pro at Rs 10,999, and other offersALSO READ | Hacker pleads guilty to hacking Apple IDs of sports stars and musicianslast_img read more

There is an atmosphere for BJP to form govt in Ktaka Yeddyurappa

first_imgBengaluru: Once again triggering speculation about the longevity of the Congress-JD(S) coalition, Karnataka BJP chief B S Yeddyurappa said Sunday there is an “atmosphere” for his party to form government in the state.Stating that his party workers are fighting the by-polls for Kundgol and Chincholi assembly constituencies unitedly, the former state chief minister predicted BJP’s victory on both the seats. “I’m confident we will win this election easily with bigger margins. No BJP leader from any community despite they (Congress) trying to lure them, has switched sides. Whether Venugopal (AICC general secretary) or any one else comes, they cannot shake any of our karyakartas or leaders,” Yeddyurappa said. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghSpeaking to reporters in Hubballi, he said, “Our people are together and are united. At a time when there is an atmosphere for us to form government, at a time when we are confident of winning both the assembly segments, our karyakartas will not fall prey to any confusion. They (Congress) will fail if they make any attempt.” Yeddyurappa was responding to a question from reports that Congress leaders were trying to lure local BJP leaders in Kundgol, ahead of the by-polls. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadHe said, “Congress may be under the illusion of doing something with money power, but I’m confident we will win this election by earning the affection and trust of people.” Yeddyurappa’s statement about the BJP forming government in the state gains significance following his comments of Friday that the longevity of the Congress-JD(S) coalition in the state would depend on the stand taken by about 20 “disgruntled” Congress legislators after the Lok Sabha election results are announced on May 23. He has predicted changes favouring the BJP in the state, saying its tally in the assembly would increase with the win in the bypolls.last_img read more

Football Big Ten coaches preview 2017 season at Big Ten Media Days

Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio speaking on Day One of the Big Ten Media Days Credit: Jacob Myers | Managing EditorCHICAGO — Hope springs eternal.Before the season begins, that applies to every coach of the Big Ten. Every team is tied in the standings and every coach sees a path to a Big Ten title and possible national championship.And as the coaches in the conference stand up at the podium for the first time, at arm’s length away from the three Big Ten trophies, the Big Ten Media Days provide the coaches their first opportunity to lay out their vision for the rest of the season.Day OnePaul Chryst, WisconsinThe first topic Chryst discussed was the promotion of Jim Leonhard from the defensive backs coach to defensive coordinator. A former walk-on safety at Wisconsin, Leonhard held the Big Ten record for career punt return yards and was named to the first team All-Big Ten thrice. Chryst addressed the three close losses during the past season and said his players have learned from those close losses and know this season they can compete with anyone on a given day. He added that while he has a ton of respect for Ohio State, it is too early to deem the Buckeyes the favorite in the conference seeing as how they have yet to play a game.Tom Allen, IndianaThe replacement to now-Ohio State co-offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson as head coach at Indiana, Allen began by laying out three numbers that are written on his board: 50, 26 and 10. Fifty years since Indiana won the Big Ten, 26 years since it won a bowl game and 10 seasons since Indiana posted a winning record. He said that the key to erasing all three numbers will be to have a top-25 defense. Allen was also outspoken in his criticism towards playing Big Ten games on Friday night and said that he wants to keep it a special night for high school football games.And Allen wasn’t shy about displaying his excitement for his first regular season game against Ohio State.“We’re going to be bringing our players in August 1st to report, start practice on the 2nd, to prepare for the biggest opener in the history of Indiana football on August 31st when we play the Ohio State Buckeyes in Bloomington for an 8:00 kickoff,” Allen said. “It’s going to be a very exciting opportunity for me to be in my first home game as the head coach in my home state.”Lovie Smith, IllinoisSmith began his opening remarks by highlighting plans to improve the facilities in Champaign, Illinois, to bring them up to the level of the other teams in the conference. The second-year coach announced his starting quarterback will be redshirt junior Chayce Crouch, who served as the backup to Wes Lunt last season before requiring shoulder surgery after sustaining an injury. Smith also said he expects the healthy return of redshirt junior wide receiver Mike Dudek, who has missed the past two seasons due to an injury, but set school records for receiving yards by a freshman in his first year (1,038 yards).Mark Dantonio, Michigan StateComing off the worst season in Dantonio’s 13 year coaching career, the Michigan State coach discussed the steps necessary to have a rebound season. He compared the Spartans’ new starting quarterback, redshirt sophomore Brian Lewerke, to former Michigan State quarterbacks Kirk Cousins and Connor Cook, and believes Lewerke’s past experience, size and arm strength has him established above the rest of the pack. Dantonio added a key to the turnaround for the Spartans will be to regain a positive turnover ratio as that proved to be an issue for his team. He also noted that though his team could be young heading into 2017, they have several veteran leaders like senior offensive lineman Brian Allen, senior linebacker Chris Frey and senior running back Gerald Holmes.He added that between several off-the-field issues this past offseason, his team will have to battle through some adversity. But he believes they are up to the task.“There will be challenges along the way,” Dantonio said. “But we established ourselves as a championship program inch by inch. There was nothing ever given to us. And that’s how we’ve handled it. That’s how we’ve taken it. We have to go back to that mindset, understand that things don’t come easy.”D.J. Durkin, MarylandDurkin began his time speaking about the opening of the Cole Field House, a new facility his team will begin utilizing as early as this week. He later talked about how big of a recruiting class this current group of freshmen is for the Terrapins, and how he’s found success over his first two seasons recruiting by not only selling the product of Maryland, but by involving his players in the process of hosting prospects at the school.Kirk Ferentz, IowaNow the longest-tenured head coach in the FBS after the surprising retirement of former Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops, Ferentz discussed what it meant to have known Stoops when the two were at Iowa (Stoops a player, Ferentz the offensive-line coach) and to have maintained that friendship throughout their years of coaching. Turning to the players on his team, Ferentz said he feels confident in the depth he has at the tight end position and went so far as to list a pair of tight ends he figures will have starting roles in 2017. Urban Meyer, OhioRead here.Day TwoP.J. Fleck, MinnesotaA month before his inaugural season as head coach of Minnesota, Fleck — beaming with excitement and energy — talked about how honored he is to be joining the Big Ten as a first-year head coach and how excited he is to kick off the season. In addition, he spoke about the opportunity he had to hire former Ohio State co-offensive coordinator Ed Warriner to be his offensive line coach.“Ed has brought a ton of knowledge to our offensive room,” Fleck said. “He’s a phenomenal recruiter, wonderful person, and just brings a plethora of knowledge. Anytime you can hire an offensive coordinator at The Ohio State University, bring him up, be a part of an experience he’s had and bring him a part of your program, you jump on it.”Pat Fitzgerald, NorthwesternComing off only his second-ever bowl win in 11 seasons with Northwestern, Fitzgerald addressed how his team built up momentum towards the end of the last season and carried that into their win at the Pinstripe Bowl. He also looked ahead to his team’s opener against Nevada — a team with a new coach, quarterback and overall offensive scheme. Lastly, he was asked about the school’s plans to build new facilities for athletics.“This is for our program, from the standpoint of university support, one of the last few pieces of the puzzle we really need,” Fitzgerald said. “We’re far from the finished product in Evanston, and now to have the Walter Athletic Complex and Ryan Field and Hutcheson Field and Wilson Field and the indoor all the great facilities we’re about to have give us a chance to compete for a recruit maybe we never had an opportunity to get.”James Franklin, Penn StateSpeaking as the coach of the reigning Big Ten champion Nittany Lions, Franklin began by talking about how important it was for a team as young as his squad was last season to gain valuable experience playing in both the Big Ten Championship Game as well as the Rose Bowl. He said gaining that experience should help it going into 2017 when it is bound to receive more national recognition and no longer be viewed as the sleeper it was the past season.Franklin also said that though he has junior running back Saquon Barkley and redshirt junior quarterback Trace McSorley on his team, it is not those guys who get him the most excited.“I would make the argument the thing we’re most excited about on both sides of the ball but specifically on offense is the offensive line,” Franklin said. “Saquon Barkley has done some great things so far, but to think about him having a chance now this season to play behind what I make the argument we feel like has got a chance to be one of the better offensive lines in the Big Ten, there’s so much value in that.”Jeff Brohm, PurdueThe third new head coach to speak at the media days, Brohm said even though the Boilermakers are coming off a 3-9 season, he believes there is talent on the roster and a fire in the players to be competitive in 2017. He talked extensively about the offensive side of the football, saying he expects his team to play exciting football with a strong group of running backs and several junior college transfers at the wide receiver position to help spark the team. Defensively, he believes Purdue boasts a strong group of linebackers and a stout defensive line that should help to create the same run-stopping defense he had last season while he was the coach at Western Kentucky. Mike Riley, NebraskaRiley began his podium session addressing the quarterback situation in Nebraska with Tommy Armstrong no longer around to guide the Cornhuskers behind center, and instilling confidence in his new quarterback, redshirt junior Tanner Lee — who sat out last season per the NCAA transfer rules after arriving from Tulane.“The good thing for Tanner and us is he has played in college football games. And the other part of it is he’s been with our team for about a year,” Riley said. “His entry has been impressive in just the simple fact that he became a good teammate. Became immediately well liked and through time became very well respected, enough so to be elected at one of our — not our seasonal yet, but our offseason captains for our offseason conditioning program.”Looking toward the defense, Riley talked about his hire of Bob Diaco as the defensive coordinator, citing Diaco’s 3-4 defensive scheme as a reason for hiring him (Riley also claimed to be a 3-4 defensive coach). He also discussed losing senior cornerback Chris Jones and the challenges in replacing him, mentioning senior defensive back Joshua Kalu as a candidate to shift from safety — his position last season — to cornerback. Chris Ash, RutgersThe former co-defensive coordinator for Ohio State and now Rutgers head coach began by expressing his disappointment in his first season coaching the Scarlet Knights went as the team finished 2-10 overall and 0-9 in conference play.“It wasn’t fun,” Ash. “Been asked a lot about it. It was awful. But we’ve moved on. It’s behind us and we’re a lot better football team today because of what we went through a year ago. We went through a lot of adversity a lot of tough times, a lot of challenges. Brought our football team closer together.”Entering his second season, Ash said he expects his secondary to again remain the strength of the team, but noted that in order for it to be as dominant as it was last season, the defensive line will have to step up to put enough pressure on the quarterback to force the opposing offense to make mistakes. Jim Harbaugh, MichiganWrapping up Tuesday morning’s media sessions with the coaches was Michigan’s khaki-wearing head coach. Harbaugh spoke extensively about taking his team to Rome, saying that it helps to put the “college” back in college football.“It’s a chance to have the whole world be your classroom. And not all learning is done in a classroom or on a football field. It’s out there living, out there seeing and doing,” Harbaugh said. “It’s incredible to connect with somebody from a different country, to see something you’ve never seen before, taste food you’ve never tasted or hear a language that you’ve never heard and then experience it together as a team.”Looking ahead to the year in front of him, he said that while his team has lost several key players, he is excited to see the continued development of his juniors — the first class he brought in as head coach — and believes they will be ready to step up in 2017. He added that redshirt junior Wilton Speight is currently tied for first with redshirt senior John O’Korn for the starting quarterback position as it stands today. read more