Sachin TendulkarTennis grand slam champion Maria Sharapova revealed on Wednesday that she did not who Sachin Tendulkar was. Forgive Sharapova, not everybody on this earth know the cricket legend who has scored a century of centuries in international cricket for India.When asked, another well-read and well-travelled celebrity with India connection was unaware of Sachin Tendulkar. That, while watching a cricket match. The person is the Dalai Lama. In 2011, when Tendulkar had not retired from international cricket yet, the spiritual leader was attending an IPL cricket match at HPCA stadium in Dharamshala. The game was between Kings XI Punjab and Deccan Chargers.During the match, the Tibetan spiritual leader was asked: “Do you know a certain Sachin Tendulkar?””No, I don’t remember,” said the globe-trotting, knowledgeable celebrity.
The Batang Pier will be led by Prince Ibeh, whose last stop was with the Yokohama B-Corsairs in Japan’s B. League.NLEX battles TNT in the 7 p.m. game.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Lumad school backers vow to fight legal battle vs DepEd closure order02:42PH 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 Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Coach Alex Compton relished Alaska notching its first win of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup over Columbian last Sunday—a breather in what will be a tough 10-day stretch for the Aces.But not without a tinge of regret.ADVERTISEMENT View comments DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew LATEST STORIES Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess “I think I made a big mistake though today. I’m not sure; I think I played Chris Banchero too long,” Compton said. “I’m not sure what’s going on with his calf. I’m hoping that it’s just cramps. I’m hoping.”Banchero had 20 points that night, his prints all over the Aces’ 111-98 decision over the Dyip. But the Alaska coach felt his top guard’s performance may come back to haunt him in the coming games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsBanchero hasn’t been the sturdiest guy on Alaska’s roster and the Aces are bracing for a whirlwind stretch that continues Wednesday when they battle dangerous NorthPort at 4:30 p.m. at Ynares Center in Antipolo.“We have a nice little run here of four games in 10 days, so to get one is good. But we play again [on Wednesday], we play next Saturday, we play [again] next Wednesday,” he said. “With NorthPort coming up, it’s one of the reasons I’m kicking myself for playing Chris for such a long stretch … I hope I’m wrong, I hope it’s nothing big.” Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Fearsome heavy champ didn’t mean blood
Australia captain Steven Smith has no qualms about playing another day-night Test at Adelaide Oval but is wary of how the pink ball will perform in the humid conditions expected at Brisbane later this year.Australia play Pakistan in the first Test under lights at the Gabba on December 15, despite warnings from former players and pundits that muggy conditions could make the ball unplayable for batsmen.In the inaugural day-night match against New Zealand in drier Adelaide conditions last year, the ball hooped around menacingly during the floodlit late sessions and Australia won in three days.Cricket Australia (CA) hope to schedule another Test against South Africa at Adelaide Oval in November but the Proteas have balked at the prospect, citing a lack of experience with the pink ball.”I think it worked well, the one Test at the Adelaide Oval,” Smith told reporters in Brisbane on Monday.”I personally believe that’s the best place to play a day-night Test match but we’ve got the one at the Gabba this year so it will be interesting to see how that goes.GRASSY SURFACE”It’s just a little bit different with the ball and humidity that quite often is around in Brisbane, so it could be very difficult for the batters, particularly if there’s grass left on the wicket.”Fears that the pink ball might not last the required 80 overs in Test cricket saw a grassy pitch prepared for the Adelaide match, making the task much harder for batsmen.”I think we still need plenty of development with the ball to make sure that we don’t prepare a wicket that suits the ball with plenty of grass on it,” Smith added.advertisementSouth Africa captain AB de Villiers said last month that his team had misgivings about playing the day-night Test after getting feedback from Smith and some other Australian players. Although Smith responded by backing Cricket Australia’s campaign for the Adelaide match, he was less enthused about playing a personal role in talking South Africa around.”I guess we could have conversations about it with some of the senior players in South Africa but in the end it’s up to both boards what they want to do in regards to the game,” he said.Smith will lead the one-day team in a triangular tournament in the Caribbean against West Indies and South Africa next month and said he had recovered from a wrist injury that ended his stint in the Indian Premier League (IPL) prematurely.
I never saw Muhammad Ali fight live. I didn’t really understand the intricacies of boxing. Yet the mesmeric boxer with dancing feet is embalmed forever in the mind. He wasn’t just the greatest boxer of his generation, he is, arguably, the greatest sportsman of all time. In this age of,I never saw Muhammad Ali fight live. I didn’t really understand theintricacies of boxing. Yet the mesmeric boxer with dancing feet isembalmed forever in the mind. He wasn’t just the greatest boxer of hisgeneration, he is, arguably, the greatest sportsman of all time. In this age of hype and astute marketing, we confer ‘greatness’ like confettiat a wedding ceremony. Ali didn’t need any PR agent to proclaim hisgreatness; he was his own impresario, a 24×7 echo chamber. With anyoneelse it might have seemed empty braggadocio, but with Ali it defined his intense self-belief in and beyond the ring.Rajdeep SardesaiThere are othersportspersons who stand out for what they contributed to their sport. ADon Bradman, for example, is statistically way ahead of any batsman whowielded the willow. A Michael Jordan defied gravity with a basketball in hand. A Roger Federer used a tennis racquet like a wand. A NadiaComaneci achieved perfection as a gymnast. Mark Spitz and Michael Phelps lit up swimming pools with golden glory. Usain Bolt is the cheetah ofathletics. Pele and Diego Maradona were masters of the beautiful game.Even among boxers, Rocky Marciano lost fewer fights. But only Ali amongthem actually transcended his sport, not just in terms of individualpopularity but in his ability to impact society.Ali wasn’t just a boxing legend. He was, in a sense, a radical social revolutionary, anemancipist of the modern age. To black people across the world, he was a symbol of one of the most powerful movements of the 20th century: thefight for racial equality. Ali wasn’t a Jesse Owens at the 1936 BerlinOlympics, who accepted racial segregation without rancour, or even aJohn Carlos or Tommie Smith, who put up a symbolic black power salute on the medal podium at the 1968 Olympics. Ali actually gave up hisheavyweight crown on a matter of principle-of not fighting in Vietnam.He threw his Olympic medal into the Ohio river when he was denied entryinto a ‘whites only’ restaurant. He was ostracised by people in hisLouisville hometown, but he never took a step back. Ali floated like abutterfly and stung like a bee in the ring, but outside it, he showedraw courage to walk the talk. He was almost invincible with fists, hewas certainly invaluable with his beliefs.advertisementWhich is why I see himas the sporting world’s equivalent of a Babasaheb Ambedkar. Ambedkar too sacrificed a potentially lucrative legal career to fight for casteequality. If Ali saw conversion to Islam as his big protest moment,Ambedkar chose neo-Buddhism to challenge Brahminical Hinduism. LikeAmbedkar, Ali too was ahead of his time. And if Dalits veneratedAmbedkar, Ali became an iconic figure for millions of blacks across theworld. If one fought in the battlefield of ideas, the other was no lessexpressive with his words.And his words packed a punch. “Why areall the church angels white? Why ain’t there any black angels?” he asked at a church ceremony in 1983.Like many other sporting greats, he could have walked into the sunset with a hefty bank balance. But hekept coming back, refusing to allow age or authority to knock him down.Even a debilitating Parkinson’s disease didn’t stop him from speakingout. When dozens were killed in a terror attack in Paris last year, hedidn’t hide his feelings. “I am a proud Muslim and there is nothingIslamic about killing innocent people,” he said.There are twopublic images of Ali that stand out. One is of the brash young boxerdaring Sonny Liston to get off the canvas after knocking him out in just the second minute of round one in their 1965 fight. The second is ofAli, hands shaking, lighting the Olympic torch at the 1996 AtlantaGames. Thirty-one years separated the two events. Cassius Clay was nowMuhammad Ali, the body had weakened, but the spirit had not.Inthat magical moment when the Olympic torch was lit, you couldn’t helpgetting emotional. It was America’s redemption song, of apologising andatoning for the sins of racism. It was also the world’s way ofcelebrating the transformative quality of sport. Ali had not justentertained millions with his boxing, he had, more crucially, given allof us hope. A hope of a better tomorrow, where no one would be isolatedbecause of the colour of their skin. Which is also why Ali’s death madeus teary-eyed. We hadn’t just lost a childhood hero. We had been sent areminder of our own mortality. God, after all, is the greatest. Ali wasonly his messenger. RIP.advertisementSardesai’s book, 2014: The Election That Changed India, is now on the stands
Brazil’s failure to claim an Olympic football gold medal, the one major tournament they have never won, is all because Pele never played in the competition, the soccer great joked on Thursday.Pele made his comments after receiving an Olympic award in his home town of Santos, pointing out that although Brazil had won the World Cup five times and the Copa America on eight occasions, they never won Olympic gold because he was absent. (Also read: Tite replaces Dunga as coach of Brazil national team) “I was joking with my friends saying that Brazil never won an award, because I never played,” the 75-year-old three-time World Cup winner told reporters.’HOPE AND THINIK POSITIVELY'”I joke with my friends, because we really never had a title and this was a chance God gave to me in receiving this honour. Let’s hope and think positively, that maybe we can take an Olympic title, and once again, for all those who have been part of my story.”Pele was given the Olympic order, the highest award offered by the International Olympics Committee (IOC), by its president Thomas Bach.Bach is in Brazil to monitor preparations for South America’s first Olympic Games that begin in Rio de Janeiro on August 5.
(Eds: Adding more information)New Delhi, Nov 29 (PTI) The Competition Competition today imposed a fine of Rs 52.24 crore on the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for anti-competitive practices with respect to the Indian Premier League.Apart from directing the BCCI to “cease and desist” from unfair practices, the fair trade regulator asked it not to place blanket restriction on organisation of professional domestic cricket league by non-members.The watchdog had penalised the cricket body for the same amount in February 2013 as well, but that penalty was set aside by the appellate tribunal after an appeal by the BCCI.In its 44-page order, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) said the penalty of Rs 52.24 crore comes to nearly 4.48 per cent of the average of the BCCIs relevant turnover during the last three financial years.The average turnover of Rs 1,164.7 crore is for three financial years — 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16. “The assessment of the Commission clearly brings out that the impugned clause in the IPL (Indian Premier League) Media Rights Agreement has been pursued by BCCI consciously to protect the commercial interest of the bidders of broadcasting rights as well as the economic interest of BCCI,” it said. In February 2013, the watchdog had slapped a fine of Rs 52.24 crore on the BCCI. Although at present, the average of the relevant turnover is slightly higher than the one which was considered by the CCI while passing the order in February 2013, the regulator said it prefers to maintain the penalty amount. For the case, the CCI considered organisation of professional domestic cricket leagues/ events in India as the relevant market.advertisementAccording to the order, BCCI being a not-for-profit organisation and its revenue being ploughed back into cricket are general features of any sports federation and the same cannot be taken as mitigating factors as proposed by the cricket body.”Similarly, the Commission does not find merit in the argument that there is no actual instance of refusal to any proposal for organisation of domestic leagues similar to IPL. “After assuming monopoly of IPL for a sustained period of ten years by excluding all potential competition, there is no reason for BCCI or anyone to expect a proposal for organisation of a similar league,” the regulator said.The regulator noted that denial of market access is one of the severe forms of abuse of dominant position.The BCCI has been directed not to put any blanket restriction on organisation of professional domestic cricket league or events by non-members.”This shall, however, not preclude BCCI from stipulating conditions while framing/ modifying relevant rules for approval or while granting specific approvals, that are necessary to serve the interest of the sport.”Such changes shall entail norms that underpin principles of non-discrimination and shall be applied in a fair, transparent and equitable manner,” the order said.Besides, the BCCI has been asked to issue appropriate clarification regarding the rules applicable for organisation of professional domestic cricket leagues/ events in India, either by members of BCCI or by third parties, as well as the parameters based on which applications can be made and would be considered.”BCCI shall take all possible measure(s) to ensure that competition is not impeded while preserving the objective of development of cricket in the country,” the CCI said. Further, the cricket body has to file a report to the CCI on compliance with these directions within 60 days.Following an appeal, erstwhile Competition Appellate Tribunal (Compat) had set aside the CCIs order passed in February 2013 and asked the regulator to look into the matter afresh.The tribunal had set aside the order in February 2015. Subsequently, the regulator had directed its investigation arm Director General (DG) to conduct further probe. The DG had filed its supplementary investigation report in March 2016.After taking into consideration the supplementary report and submissions by the cricket body, the CCI has passed the latest order. PTI RAM ABM
The National Youth Championships (NYC) and National Schools Cup 2018 run from Wednesday 12th to Saturday 15th September!Check out the draw here: NYC 2018 DrawAnd tune in to the livestream of games on Field 1 via one of these links:NYC websiteTFA wesbiteTFA YoutubeTFA Facebook
Story Highlights These partnerships will ultimately lead to the elimination of the shift system in schools Ministry of Education identifying investment opportunities within the education sector Financial houses anxious to invest in education The Ministry of Education is currently in discussion with several local and international partners regarding investment opportunities, which can be created within the education sector.This was disclosed by Portfolio Minister, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, at a meeting of the Rotary Club of downtown Kingston, held at the Hotel Four Seasons in Kingston, on August 7.“We have a number of unsolicited proposals from financial houses here and abroad, which are anxious to invest in education and we are prepared, under the aegis of the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) and in consultation with the World Bank and the Ministry of Finance, to engage in such processes, so that we can use private capital prudently…to build out the many thousands of places that are required to improve our quality,” he said.The Minister further noted that with these partnerships, new schools can be constructed, while existing ones will be expanded which will ultimately lead to the elimination of the shift system in schools across the island.He pointed out that these partners are looking to invest millions within the sector, adding that partnerships with the Government will only redound to the benefit of the country.“There is one proposing to build seven schools… and there are others with different size and different emphasis. We are meeting with the Ministry of Finance, the DBJ and (other) representatives to discuss how it can be done,” he said, adding that the proposals have been put forward for several months now.In the meantime, the Education Minister used the opportunity to encourage members of the service club to continue investing in the sector as part of efforts to upgrade the education system.The Minister said that the Club has played an important role in garnering support for education, through charitable donations in terms of awarding scholarships and providing schools with needed equipment.
zoomImage Courtesy: probunkers Greece-based company probunkers is taking one more step towards the implementation of its LNG bunkering project by inviting stakeholders’ proposals for the design of the company’s LNG bunkering vessels (LNGBVs).As part of its new project, probunkers plans to design, build and operate a fleet of modern, eco-friendly LNG supply vessels.At this stage, the company is interested in building seven ships which will operate in various ports worldwide.probunkers invites companies to submit initial concept design proposals, along with outline specification and general arrangement for such type of vessel. Proposals can be submitted until March 29, 2019.As the expansion of LNG as a marine fuel is rapid into shipping, probunkers is turning into this investment opportunity by building a reliable global-scale LNG bunkering network.The company wants to contribute to the development of LNG marine infrastructure by providing LNG bunkering services and aims to be among the early movers who will support the future of sustainable shipping and green energy.probunkers Holding was established in 2017 in Cyprus, with its headquarters being in Athens. The company will have shareholding control over a group of companies operating in the sectors of shipping and energy.The shipping division will design, build, own and operate a fleet of LNG supply vessels, while the commercial division will have a presence and operate in seven geographical locations around the world, through local branches.Related:ABS to Provide Technical Support for probunkers’ Fleet of LNG Ships
A week after New Brunswickers voted in a provincial election that proved to be a surprising cliffhanger, confusion remains over who will lead the province. But it doesn’t have to be this way, according to advocates and experts.The problem, says Duff Conacher of Democracy Watch, is that the rules that purport to govern what happens after an inconclusive election are unwritten conventions that don’t necessarily apply to New Brunswick.“If you want to have a fair and democratic legislature and a fair election … you need these rules written down,” says Conacher, an adjunct law professor at the University of Ottawa.On election night, Premier Brian Gallant’s incumbent Liberals won 21 seats — one fewer than the Progressive Conservatives under Blaine Higgs. With 49 seats in the legislature, and two smaller parties with three seats each, neither major party has enough seats to form a majority.Still, Gallant has insisted that under an unwritten constitutional convention, incumbent premiers are always given the first opportunity to form a government by recalling the legislature and testing the confidence of elected members — even if the incumbent party has fewer seats than their rivals.Gallant has said the legislature will convene for a throne speech by Oct. 23 at the latest.Higgs has cited another convention, which states that the party with the most seats should be called on by the lieutenant-governor to form a government as soon as possible.The problem is that neither man is right, Conacher says.The conventions cited by Gallant and Higgs only apply to the jurisdictions where they have been used for years, he says.The last time New Brunswick had a minority government was almost 100 years ago, which means the province doesn’t have any of its own conventions to determine what should be done.“It’s unprecedented,” says Conacher. “So there is no tradition. There are no rules. There are no conventions.”The conventions established by Ottawa and the other provincial governments can provide guidance, but they are not considered definitive, he says.Having faced similar challenges in the past, the parliaments in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand have all spelled out their post-election conventions in so-called cabinet manuals.“They haven’t had any problems with their minority government parliaments since,” says Conacher. “Why? Because everyone knows the rules.”If the cabinet and the legislature comply with these written rules for several years, then they become constitutional conventions.Peter Russell, one of Canada’s leading constitutional scholars, says cabinet manuals are a good idea.“It would reduce uncertainty, but not remove it,” says the University of Toronto professor emeritus.In Britain, for example, the cabinet manual clearly states that when an election does not result in a majority for a single party, the incumbent government is entitled “to wait until the new parliament has met to see if it can command the confidence of the House of Commons, but is expected to resign” if it becomes clear it is unlikely to secure enough support.If such a rule was in place, Russell says, New Brunswick’s Tory leader would be prevented from describing himself as “premier-elect,” a term that doesn’t really exist anyway because premiers are not directly elected.And if a government tried to violate one of those written conventions, the Speaker of the legislature and the lieutenant-governor would both be justified in saying no to the premier, Conacher says.But there’s a catch.Since cabinet manual rules are typically non-binding, Democracy Watch says some key rules should be made law, including rules about which party gets to try governing first, when the legislature will open and how a vote of non-confidence is defined.However, such laws would be difficult to pass, says Mark Walters, a professor of constitutional law at McGill University in Montreal.Conventions codified as legal rules would probably require a formal constitutional amendment, mainly because such a set of laws would affect the office of the lieutenant-governor — the Queen’s representative at the provincial level.“Perhaps the real obstacle to replacing the conventions with written legal rules is just the complexity of the task,” Walters said.“To move to a different system based upon clear and strict rules would really require wholesale constitutional change. It’s possible, but it would be a daunting task of constitutional writing that would open up many other aspects of our system of constitutional government to critical scrutiny.”Conacher says the eight rules Democracy Watch has contemplated at the provincial level would not require that much effort because each change could be enacted through a simple act of parliament.
APTN National NewsFor many people who live on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, Christmas is a tough time of year.Many depend on what little money they receive from social assistance and community organizations to get by.Well, this year, over a hundred disadvantaged women and children were treated to a chef-prepared Christmas meal by two of the top restaurants in Vancouver.APTN National News reporter Tina House has this story.
Supporters of an Indigenous camp blocking access to a planned pipeline in northern British Columbia say they are anticipating RCMP action over an injunction filed against them.Jennifer Wickham, a member of the Gidimt’en clan of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation, says police have gathered in Smithers, B.C., and Houston, B.C., which are the closest towns to the Gidimt’en checkpoint.TransCanada has said it has signed agreements with all First Nations along the pipeline route to LNG Canada’s $40 billion liquefied natural gas project in Kitimat, B.C.But Wickham says the company does not have the authority to build through Wet’suwet’en territory because the house chiefs, who are hereditary chiefs rather than elected band council leaders, have not given consent.On Dec. 14, the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs issued a statement saying they were deeply concerned by the National Energy Board’s decision denying their request to participate in a jurisdictional challenge to the permits issued to TransCanada’s Coastal GasLink pipeline project, which would cross Wet’suwet’en territories.The RCMP and TransCanada did not immediately respond to a request for comment.The Canadian Press
The wife of a former army colonel was shot dead at Wijeyarama, Nugegoda late this evening, the police said.According to the police, Jayanthi Sunila Jayaratne (65) was alone at home at the time of the shooting. Unidentified gunmen had forced their way into her house and shot her twice using a T-56 weapon.The motive for the shooting is still not known. The Mirihana police are conducting investigations. (Colombo Gazette)
Two people were killed following a shooting incident in Jampettah Street in Colombo today.The Police said that four people had sustained injuries in the incident and were admitted to hospital. According to the Police, a 58-year-old man and a 50-year-old woman succumbed to their injuries in hospital. (Colombo Gazette)
The Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI) is hosting nine more free events as part of its annual lecture series.Professors in finance, Biological Sciences and other disciplines will share their knowledge as part of the third annual lecture series, which ends May 17. Topics include weather-related risks, grape sour rot and a rapidly developing wine region in China.Daryl Somers of the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre and Helen Fisher, an abjunct professor from the University of Guelph Department of Plant Agriculture, will speak about accelerated grape breeding from 3 to 4:30 p.m. today in MacKenzie Chown H313.Future lectures are:Professor Andy ReynoldsBiological Sciences, Brock UniversityMonday, March 15 / Time: 3 to 4:30 p.m. / Location: H313Topic: Applied geomatics.Connecting the dots between grapevine physiology, terroir and remote sensingAssistant Professor Antonia MantonakisMarketing, International Business and Strategy, Business, Brock UniversityMonday, March 22 / Time: 3 to 4:30 p.m. / Location: H313Topic: Consumer behaviourKevin KerCCOVI Professional Affiliate, Brock UniversityMonday, March 29 / Time: 3 to 4:30 p.m. / Location: H313Topic: Penglai China – The rapidly developing wine region in ChinaAdjunct Professor Wendy McFadden-SmithBiological Sciences, Brock University/ Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural AffairsMonday, April 12 / Time: 3 to 4:30 p.m. / Location: H313Topic: New initiatives in the management of grape sour rotProfessor Vincenzo DeLucaBiological Sciences, Brock UniversityMonday, April 19 / Time: 3 to 4:30 p.m. / Location: Sankey ChambersTopic: Biochemical pathway discovery in grape natural product biosynthesisAssociate Professor Don CyrFinance, Brock UniversityProfessor Martin KusyFaculty of Business, Brock UniversityProfessor Tony ShawGeography, Brock UniversityMonday, April 26 / Time: 3 to 4:30 p.m. / Location: Sankey ChambersTopic: Hedging weather-related risks in the viticulture industry with weather contractsAssociate Professor Dirk De ClercqOrganizational Behaviour, Human Resources, Entrepreneurship and Ethics (OBHREE)Assistant Professor Maxim VoronovMarketing, International and Business and Strategy, Brock UniversityMonday, May 3 / Time: 3 p.m. / Location: to be determinedTopic: Creating an identity for the Ontario wine industryProfessor Ralph BrownCollege of Physical and Engineering Science, University of GuelphMonday, May 10 / Time: 3 p.m. / Location: to be determinedTopic: Instrumentation for precision viticultureAssociate Professor George Van der MerweMolecular and Cellular Biology, University of GuelphMonday, May 17 / Time: 3 p.m. / Location: to be determinedTopic: Understanding the impact of fermentation stresses on yeast during wine production• Flyer for the event (includes maps)
A number of road closures will be in effect starting early Thursday for Supercrawl 2018 in Hamilton.The free arts and music festival runs from September 13 to 16 and is celebrating it’s tenth anniversary.James St. North will be closed from King St. to Strachan St. from 1 a.m. Thursday until Monday at 5 a.m.Starting at 1 a.m. Friday, York Blvd. will be closed between Bay St. and Hughson St. until 1 a.m. on Monday.A section of Murray St., Colborne St., Mulberry St., Vine St., and Rebecca St. near James St. will be closed during the festival.For more information on the road closures, click here.Road closures for #Supercrawl weekend are coming!JAMES St N (King-Strachan) andYORK Blvd (Bay-Hughson).@HSR detours: https://t.co/hPfrr0WJXz #HamOnt pic.twitter.com/el5fjp03MN— City of Hamilton (@cityofhamilton) September 12, 2018
Bliss Gatenby and Carson Welychka can sum up their experience in Sumter, S.C., in one word: Life-changing.Joined by a group of Brock students and staff, the pair made the trip to the U.S. in February 2016 to build a house with Habitat for Humanity as part of Alternative Reading Week (ARW).The annual service-learning initiative is offered through the Student Life and Community Experience department.“It was an incredibly eye-opening experience,” said Gatenby, who will be a student leader during this year’s trip to Sumter.“People who are our neighbours are living without everyday necessities such as heat, hydro and water, things that we don’t even think twice about.”Welychka, who was in her first year of Business Communication when she last participated in ARW, is pushing herself outside of her comfort zone by co-leading the reading week trip to Peru this year.“My experience in South Carolina is exactly what motivated me to become a leader this time around,” she said.“There’s always something to learn and understand when you broaden your perspective through opportunities like this.”Brock students and staff will join Solidarity Experiences Abroad from Feb. 16 to 26 to participate in a medical mission and educational programming for youth in Lima and Cuzco, Peru.The group travelling to South Carolina will depart Feb. 18 and return on Feb. 26.As both groups prepare to spend their week off performing physical labour, Gatenby and Welychka stressed it’s time well spent.“Everyone thinks it’s like giving up their reading week, but it’s really about putting it to good use,” said Welychka.“There’s so much value in giving back. It not only benefits you as a leader, but it also strengthens your ties to your own community,” said Gatenby.“An experience like this is extremely motivating when it comes to striving for change locally.”Spots are still open for the South Carolina trip. Students, staff and alumni are encouraged to participate. Applications will be accepted until Feb. 8, or until all spots are filled. Visit ExperienceBU to apply.
It’s been rumored for some time that HTC had designs on launching a Windows RT tablet. Now it looks like the company may be very close to doing just that.According to NPD DisplaySearch, mass production may already be under way. Some industry sources in Taiwan believe that electronics ODM Pegatron started building HTC’s tablet in the first quarter of this year.Nothing official has been revealed yet, but the HTC Windows RT tablet is expected to feature a 10.1-inch, full 1080p HD display. It’s also believed that HTC has chosen to build the tablet around a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset, which wouldn’t come as a surprise. HTC leaned on Qualcomm chips in both the Flyer and Jetstream tablets, and also on its recently-launched HTC One flagship phone.At one point HTC was said to be considering an Intel processor for the slate. Ultimately it was decided that an Intel-based tablet would carry a retail price that was just too high to attract consumers.Rumors about HTC’s Windows tablet ambitions started swirling as far back as 2011. As the retail launches of Windows 8 and Windows RT approached, however, news trickled out that HTC wasn’t selected as a first-round manufacturer by Microsoft.But as Windows RT devices continue to struggle to gain market share, Microsoft is ready to redouble its efforts. That means letting additional manufacturers — like HTC — get in on the action. It also means making concessions and tweaking certification policies to allow for an even greater variety of devices.
Google Chrome fête ses trois ansLe navigateur Internet du géant américain fête ce vendredi ses trois d’existence et d’innovations.Le 2 septembre 2008 un nouveau navigateur Internet voyait le jour dans sa version bêta, Google Chrome. Trois ans plus tard, le pari de l’innovation tenté avec Chrome semble réussi.Troisième navigateur en terme de part de marché derrière Internet Explorer et Mozilla Firefox, Chrome progresse toujours plus chaque année. Il talonne désormais le navigateur de la Fondation Mozilla avec 23,17% de parts de marché en août, contre 27,5% à Firefox et 40% à Internet Explorer, relaye Zdnet.À lire aussiÉquinoxe du Printemps : pourquoi tombe-t-il le 20 mars ?Google Chrome a ainsi su s’imposer grâce à son interface simplifiée au maximum, un niveau de sécurité accru avec son système de sandbox, une rapidité d’exécution qui ne se dément pas et surtout un rythme de mise à jour de 6 semaines, inédit jusque-là. Des éléments qui ont également participé au développement de ses concurrents, obligés de bouger pour faire face à tant d’innovations. Et au final, ce sont les utilisateurs qui ont en bénéficié.Le 2 septembre 2011 à 10:58 • Maxime Lambert
(WSVN) – The powerful nor’easter that battered shores along the Northeast coast unearthed an old ship that experts believe may have been from the Revolutionary War.Police in York, Maine posted a photo of the hull of the ship that was briefly revealed as tides ran out along the Maine coastline.The remains of the ship are located at Short Sands Beach.According to Seacoast Online, a Maine archaeologist believes the vessel was from the Revolutionary War.Officials say the ship was last seen during a nor’easter in 2007.You can see the photos of the ship below: Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.