Brownlee moves on from last year’s title run ahead of rematch with Bolts

first_imgJustin Brownlee. PBA IMAGESJustin Brownlee has fond memories of Game 6 of last season’s Governors’ Cup Finals, but he knows that it’s already a thing of the past.“I definitely remember it,” Brownlee said, looking back on the shot that downed Meralco and ended Ginebra’s eight-year title drought. “But I’m just trying to move on from it.”ADVERTISEMENT “Like coach said, the guy is a beast. I got to give it to him, he’s just been a beast and he’s been unstoppable. That’s why he’s in the finals and his team. I’m looking forward to it, hopefully we can slow him down,” he said.But it’s not just Durham alone, as the rest of the Bolts are raring to get their redemption against the Gin Kings.“If I was with that team, I would want to face Ginebra in the Finals, too,” he said, understanding the sentiments of a lot of Meralco players, particularly Jared Dillinger, who’s been vocal of his desire to have the rematch. “That just shows his fight and you know, maybe get some revenge. I would be the same way if I was him so I respect that.”Game 1 of the best-of-7 Finals series kicks off on Friday at Quezon Convention Center in Lucena.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. And with the Gin Kings and the Bolts clashing anew in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals, Brownlee is focused on leading his team to back-to-back titles.“A lot of people still talk about it, but this is a new year and a new conference. Whatever we did last year, it doesn’t matter in this time. I’m just trying to move forward from that. It was a great memory and nothing can take that away, but I’m just moving on,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBrownlee unfurled monster numbers on Sunday, scattering 46 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, and five shots in the series-clinching win over TNT.That was just the kind of performance coach Tim Cone would like to see from his import going into the tough series against Meralco, but Brownlee is wary of the Bolts’ threat, specifically Allen Durham. MOST READ Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:30PNP officials inspect Cubao bus terminals ahead of Undas01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gamescenter_img Ferrer on Rice ejection: ‘I didn’t do anything’ LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong Citylast_img read more

Clinical death bowling paved way for Delhi’s victory: JP Duminy

first_imgA clinical bowling performance at the death overs and perfect execution of plans proved decisive in Delhi Daredevils’ 10-run victory over Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL), batsman Jean Paul Duminy said here on Saturday. (Delhi beat Mumbai by 10 runs, jump to second in IPL table)Delhi posted a fighting 164/4 buoyed by Sanju Samson’s 60 and Duminy’s 49 not out. Mumbai were seemingly coasting while chasing but some collective tight bowling by Delhi halted them at 154/7.Leg-spinner Amit Mishra (2/24) was the most shining bowler for Delhi at the Ferozeshah Kotla.”Exceptional death bowling and execution of plans helped us win. The bowlers are working hard at training to improve. Good to see them pull them off today,” Duminy said after the match.”Our bowling probably at the last five overs was the turning point of the match. Especially in this ground and with a batting line-up they have, Mumbai were always the more fancied side.”But most teams are winning while chasing, so it feels good to defend a score. The middle period was very important too. Amit Mishra and Imran Tahir bowled well. The pacers backed up their good work at the end, “he added.It was Delhi’s third win on a trot in the tournament that lifted them to second in the standings. Skipper Zaheer Khan identified they put up a good score and then bowled at the “right areas”.”Plan was to bowl in the right areas and use variations on this track. We are sticking to a process and following it diligently. We have a young team and the energy is growing in matches,” the captain said.advertisementZaheer also praised the Samson-Duminy’s 71-run fourth wicket partnership that shaped their innings.”Sanju and Duminy both played brilliantly. They needed to stay at the wicket. They struck a crucial partnership and batted really well,” he added.Mumbai all-rounder Krunal Pandya said the team was confident of chasing 165 but credited their opponents for stopping them.”We have a good batting line-up but Delhi bowled well. The wicket was good. But the ball was coming to the bat a bit slow,” he said.Asked if they could have shown greater urgency while chasing Pandya said their stroke-filled batters were very capable but Delhi’s superlative death bowling was decisive.”Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard are match winners. They were going well. But their death bowling especially the last two overs were crucial.”last_img read more

Blue Jays Set Back Yanks, 4-0

first_imgTORONTO — A huge home run by Russell Martin gave the Blue Jays some breathing room atop the AL East.Martin hit a three-run homer, Marcus Stroman pitched seven strong innings to win his third straight start and Toronto beat the New York Yankees 4-0 on Sept. 23, extending their division lead to 3 1/2 games.Martin, a former Yankee, connected off Andrew Bailey in the seventh, matching his career high for homers with 21, as Toronto took two of three from New York in a showdown between the East’s top teams.“Definitely a good feeling for me,” Martin said. “I know the boys enjoyed it, too. A good win.”Toronto finished 13-6 against New York, a club record for wins against the Yankees.New York has 11 games remaining, while Toronto has 10. Yankees Manager Joe Girardi acknowledged that his team’s hopes of winning the division are slim.“It’s not mathematically impossible, but it’s difficult,” Girardi said. “We’re going to have to be almost perfect.”Stroman (3-0) allowed five hits, walked one and struck out five in his third start since returning from a torn knee ligament suffered in spring training. The outing lowered his ERA to 1.89.“That was really the perfect game for him to pitch in,” Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. “It was a big game, a real big game and he came through.”Brett Cecil worked the eighth and Roberto Osuna finished.Starting in place of Masahiro Tanaka (right hamstring), New York right-hander Ivan Nova (6-9) took the mound for the first time since allowing six runs in 1 2-3 innings of a Sept. 12 loss to Toronto.Nova, who had allowed at least three earned runs in each of his previous seven outings, kept the Blue Jays scoreless through five before departing after a two-out walk to Martin in the sixth.“He did a tremendous job for us,” Girardi said. “It’s unfortunate we weren’t able to score him any runs.”James Pazos came on and gave up a single to Ryan Goins, sending Martin to third. Girardi replaced Pazos with Caleb Cotham, who allowed a first-pitch RBI single to Kevin Pillar.“That’s the biggest hit of my life,” Pillar said. “Maybe the best feeling I’ve ever had on a baseball field.”Pinch-hitter Ezequiel Carrera walked to load the bases, but Brett Gardner made a running catch on Ben Revere’s fly ball to left to end the threat.New York used a walk and a single to put runners at first and second with two outs in the seventh, but Stroman finished his outing by getting Dustin Ackley to line out to center.“If he puts it in the gap we’ve got two runs,” Girardi said. “He just hit it right at him.”Josh Donaldson doubled off Bailey to begin the seventh and went to third on Jose Bautista’s groundout. Edwin Encarnacion was intentionally walked and Justin Smoak struck out before Martin drilled a 2-2 pitch into the left field bullpen, delighting the sellout crowd of 48,056.“I was trying to go inside and didn’t execute my pitch,” Bailey said. “In that situation you’ve just got to be better and make better pitches.”Before the game, a video tribute and moment of silence honored former Yankees catcher Yogi Berra, who died of natural causes on Tuesday night at age 90. An image of Berra wearing catcher’s gear was in the background of New York’s lineup cards.The Yankees wore Berra’s 8 on their left sleeve, and will do so for the remainder of the season. The team intends to honor Berra before the Sept. 24 home game against the Chicago White Sox.(IAN HARRISON)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

‘LeBron the Cristiano of NBA, Kobe the Messi!’

first_imgNBA star Tomas Satoransky has labelled LeBron James as the “Cristiano Ronaldo of basketball” and compared Kobe Bryant to Lionel Messi.The Washington Wizards point guard – who is in England for the NBA London Game 2019 against the New York Knicks – also revealed that he prefers Messi to Ronaldo having previously played for Barcelona’s basketball team earlier in his career.“Am I Team Messi or Team Ronaldo? I’m Team Messi!,” Satoransky told Goal. Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? “If I had to name a ‘Messi of basketball’, it would be [former LA Lakers star] Kobe Bryant.“I would probably call LeBron James more like a Cristiano Ronaldo because of how physically dominant he is.“But I would say Messi is more like a Kobe Bryant.”Satoransky, 27, played for Barcelona’s basketball team from 2014 to 2016, prior to joining the Wizards, and he shared a humorous story from that period regarding the Barca football side.“We shared the same training centre with the football team but they were always quite hidden from us and from the media,” he explained.Tomas Satoransky, Washington Wizards“I remember the fans waiting for the Barcelona soccer players. We [the basketball players] would come along and the fans would be like: ‘We don’t want them!’ So they were waiting only for the soccer players.“But it was like a real family there at Barcelona. Neymar and Pique are huge basketball fans. Pique was at a couple of games, too.”Satoransky also commented on Wayne Rooney’s move to Washington DC to play for D.C. United.The Czech giant expressed his hope that the NBA London Game can have the same positive impact on basketball in the UK as Rooney has had on soccer in the U.S.“I always pay attention to footballers who come over from Europe and I followed the career of Wayne Rooney when he was in the Premier League, before he came to Washington,” he stated.“It’s great for MLS and American soccer fans that they get to watch players like Rooney. It’s become more and more fashionable for such stars since David Beckham played for the LA Galaxy.Wayne Rooney DC United MLS 2018“[To help basketball grow] is why we have had an NBA game in London for so many years in a row. They love basketball in the UK and their league is developing well.“The UK fans are great and when you see all the stars from the Premier League sitting courtside for the game, it’s clear it has a big impact. A lot of my friends from Europe are trying to come over to watch the game, too.”The game between the Washington Wizards and the New York Knicks will take place at The 02 in London on Thursday evening.last_img read more

Mo Salah fires as Liverpool enter Champions League semis with 4-1 win vs Porto

first_imgMo Salah fires as Liverpool enter Champions League semis with 4-1 win vs PortoEgypt striker Mo Salah doubled the tally after Sadio Mane’s opening strike and goals from Roberto Firmino and Virgil van Dijk wrapped it up late on for Liverpool.advertisement Reuters PortoApril 18, 2019UPDATED: April 18, 2019 09:25 IST Salah and Sadio Mane helped Liverpool take the lead in the first half (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSalah, Mane, Firmino and van Dijk scored for LiverpoolMilitao netted a consolation goal for hosts Porto in the 69th minuteTottenham Hotspur will face Ajax Amsterdam in the other semi-final tieA resurgent Mohamed Salah scored one and set up another to inspire a clinical Liverpool to a 4-1 win at Porto in their Champions League quarter-final second leg on Wednesday that teed up a last-four clash with Barcelona.The Reds, who eased through 6-1 on aggregate, held off Porto in the early stages before Salah and Sadio Mane combined for the Senegalese to put them ahead with their first shot on target following a VAR review.Egypt striker Salah doubled the tally after the break and goals from Roberto Firmino and Virgil van Dijk wrapped it up late on.Porto had briefly reduced the arrears through Eder Militao, but having lost the first leg 2-0 at Anfield, they never seemed in a position to overturn the deficit.Barcelona advanced on Tuesday when they won 3-0 in their second-leg against Manchester United, completing a 4-0 aggregate victory.Five-times European champions Liverpool, who had produced a scintillating display to beat Porto 5-0 in the last-16 at the Dragao stadium last season, had a totally different approach this time.They soaked up the pressure as Porto made an adventurous start, with Jesus Corona curling a powerful shot just over the bar in the opening minute.Juergen Klopp’s side looked temporarily toothless, but they were just waiting for their moment – which came in the 26th minute.Mane latched onto a cross from Salah to beat Iker Casillas from close range but he was initially flagged offside, only for referee Danny Makkelie to check the VAR.advertisementAfter a two-minute review, the goal was eventually given.Facing the huge task of scoring four goals to qualify, Porto looked stunned, despite having attempted 15 shots before the interval.Salah, who endured a goal drought in March, confirmed he was getting close to his best again when he coolly slotted the ball past Casillas after collecting a perfect diagonal through ball from Trent Alexander-Arnold in the 65th minute.It was Salah’s first Champions League goal since December, and his first away from Anfield in the competition in 12 months.Militao soothed the home fans’ suffering a little, beating Roberto Firmino in the air to head home in the 69th minute.Brazilian Firmino, who had started on the bench as Klopp handed a rare start to Divock Origi, made it 3-1 with a downward header with 13 minutes left and Van Dijk headed home a fourth from a corner eight minutes later.Tottenham Hotspur will face Ajax Amsterdam in the other semi-final tie.Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow FC Porto vs LiverpoolFollow UEFA Champions LeagueFollow Mo Salah Nextlast_img read more

Govt. ICT Network to Be Managed By Single Entity

first_imgA central entity is to be set up to manage the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) network of the Government. Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, said the action, which has been approved by the Cabinet, will enable the merger of two critically important entities  – the Central Information Technology Office (CITO) and Fiscal Services Limited (FSL). Mr. Paulwell was speaking at the launch of the 100th Community Access Point (CAP) at the Social Development Commission’s office on Port Henderson Road in Spanish Town, on February  20. The central office, to be called  eGov Company Limited,  will be housed at the Ministry, and  will be manned by a Chief Information Officer. “We have to get our telephone costs down, eliminate the various platforms that we utilize as a government and have in place one single but capable platform, which will have the requisite broadband capabilities that can be robust and eliminate inefficiencies and ensure that we cut the cost of government,” he said. Mr. Paulwell  pointed to the speed of doing ebusiness with government, and that with the proliferation of smart phones, there should be little need for persons to go in person to government offices to transact business. “That cell phone is for more than just talking; it’s a computer and it can enable the revenue to increase. When you make it easier for people to pay their bills,  they will gladly pay, just to forego the inconvenience of  long lines,” he said.       Applauding members of the community for doing their part in ensuring that the Community Access Point was set up in their area, the Minister called on all to take advantage of  the facility, especially the senior citizens. The setting up of Community Access Points is  to facilitate internet access by residents   across the island.last_img read more

City is seeking more partners for the upcoming High on Ice Festival

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City is in the process of planning their biggest event, the High on Ice Winter Festival and is seeking more partners to keep growing this annual event.The Festival is one of the main ways that the City encourages the public to get out and embrace winter. Although the festival is centred around ice carving, there is also a variety of winter-themed activities that are available to the public at little or no cost.It is the City’s goal to continue diversifying the event by offering new activities and generate excitement and awareness for the festival as well as engaging local businesses to help generate excitement and participation. To view, the Partnership Brochure CLICK HERE Some of the ways a business can get involved in the festival are; Volunteer to run an event during the festival weekend (either at Centennial Park or at your establishment)Donate in-kind materialsDonate funds to a volunteer group running a community event (ie. Cross Country Skiing, Face painting, Hot Chocolate, etc.) – we can connect you to our volunteers!Decorate your storefront with a winter themeCelebrate the event at your business by having a contest, prize giveaways or special  promotionHand out “High on Ice Winter Festival” promotional material (brochures programs, posters, coasters, coffee sleeves, etc.)Share our website link (fortstjohn.ca/ice) or Facebook posts and events.The City wants to celebrate and promote what you are doing at your establishment. By contacting the City they have the resources such as prize materials/giveaways, promotional material, as well as using their platforms to share your business for partnering up with them.For questions or collaboration ideas contact; Marissa Jordan, Recreation Programmer 250.794.3262 last_img read more

Worker killed on Milton job site

(Updated) A 46 year old man is dead killed after being struck by a dump truck at a construction site in Milton.Accident reconstruction investigators were at the scene of the tragedy at a Milton construction site for several hours while separate investigators were examining the dump truck involved in the accident.“We have our commercial motor vehicle unit that has been called out and is on scene now and they will be looking at the truck…in order to determine if there are any deficiencies or anything,” said Chantal Corner of Halton Regional Police.The construction worker was killed when he was hit by the truck at about 7:30 this morning as it was backing out of the construction site.Police say the victim was a 46-year-old man who’d been working for a Burlington construction company since 2010. As a flag man, he was directing traffic at the site beside Derry Rd building a tunnel under a rail line.The dump truck had picked up a load of dirt and was leaving the construction site when the accident happened. Another trucker was standing by to deliver steel.A truck driver spoke to the man shortly before the accident then saw the aftermath.“I looked over and seen a body underneath the truck,” said the driver.The victim was declared dead on the scene.And police were trying to determine exactly how the accident happened.At the same time, Halton police were searching for a gunman not far away in a separate incident.“There has been no arrest. No charges laid at this time,” said Corner.It followed a shooting at about 3:30 in the morning.A 29-year-old man was hit in the shoulder and taken to Hamilton General Hospital in stable condition.He was shot twice as bullets went flying in this quiet residential area. read more

US home prices rise 55 pct from year earlier boosted by job

WASHINGTON – Steady job growth, low mortgage rates and tight inventories helped fuel rising U.S. home prices in October.The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 5.5 per cent in the 12 months ending in October, up from a 5.4 per cent pace in September, according to a report released Tuesday.Home values have climbed at a roughly 5 per cent pace during much of 2015, as strong hiring has bolstered a real estate market still recovering from a housing bust that triggered a recession eight years ago. Home sales have increased this year as the 5 per cent unemployment rate has strengthened confidence in the economy.“The U.S. housing market as a whole made great progress in 2015, as the big and occasionally volatile bounce off the bottom we experienced from 2012 through 2014 gave way to a more stable and sustainable environment,” said Svenja Gudell, chief economist at the real estate firm Zillow.Rising demand, however, hasn’t been met with an increase in sales listings, causing prices to rise much faster than inflation or wages this year. This could limit the number of first-time buyers coming into the market next year. Still, many buyers are also benefiting from 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages averaging less than 4 per cent, making it cheaper to borrow for a home. Mortgage rates have historically been closer to 6 per cent.Borrowing costs are expected to rise shortly after the Federal Reserve this month raised a key short-term interest rate for the first time in nearly a decade. Yet the federal funds rate — what banks charge each other to lend overnight — remains low at 0.25 per cent to 0.5 per cent, such that mortgage rates are unlikely to return to their historic averages.When the Fed previously hiked this rate from 1 per cent to 5.25 per cent through the middle of 2007, mortgage rates increased a mere 0.75 points.“These data suggest that potential homebuyers need not fear runaway mortgage interest rates,” said David Blitzer, chairman of the index committee at S&P Dow Jones.But the gains have been uneven. San Francisco, Denver and Portland, Oregon led with reported increases of 10.9 per cent over the past year. Prices in Chicago and Washington, District of Columbia rose less than 2 per cent. The 20-city index remains 11.5 per cent below its peak in July 2006, with metro areas such as Cleveland, Detroit, Miami, Minneapolis and Tampa still significantly below their pre-recession highs.Sales of existing homes did slow in November, although that appears to largely reflect new mortgage disclosure rules rather than a decline in demand.The National Association of Realtors said last week that sales of existing homes tumbled 10.5 per cent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.76 million. Still, home sales are on track to rise roughly 5 per cent for the entire year.The limited supplies are pushing up prices as buyers are chasing a narrow inventory of properties. The number of listings on the market has dropped 1.9 per cent from a year ago, according to the Realtors.The Case-Shiller index covers roughly half of U.S. homes. The index measures prices compared with those in January 2000 and creates a three-month moving average. The October figures are the latest available.___This story has been corrected to show that the home prices report was released on Tuesday, not Thursday. US home prices rise 5.5 pct. from year earlier, boosted by job growth and low mortgage rates by Josh Boak, The Associated Press Posted Dec 29, 2015 7:02 am MDT Last Updated Dec 29, 2015 at 10:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Brock gets 16M from Ottawa and Queens Park for innovation complex and

Brock University today received more than $16 million from the Government of Canada and Government of Ontario for two major projects that will significantly improve Niagara’s capacity to drive innovation into our community and accelerate the University’s capacity to meet its GHG carbon intensity reduction target.The news came in a joint announcement at the Brock campus in St. Catharines by the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and the Honourable Deb Matthews, Ontario’s Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development.The Brock LINC will be a striking two-storey innovation complex that will provide much-needed space to nurture Niagara’s growing culture of innovation. It will provide students with the space to experience and experiment with entrepreneurship and will add a strategic asset within Niagara’s innovation ecosystem that supports a greater number of research and development partnerships between Brock and Niagara’s businesses and social organizations.The LINC’s contemporary design will dramatically change Brock’s iconic Schmon Tower, converting an open-air pedestrian mall into a modern, purpose-built 41,000-square-foot innovation centre that places research, commercialization, entrepreneurship and innovation at the entranceway to the University.The federal government’s Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund today committed nearly $8.5 million toward the $19-million Brock LINC.This once-in-a-generation investment by the Government of Canada is a historic down payment on the government’s vision to position Canada as a global centre for innovation.Minister Bains and Minister Matthews also announced a $5.2-million federal investment through the Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund and $2.6-million provincial investment in priority upgrades for Brock’s co-generation facility and associated utility distribution system.Brock’s co-generation facility provides a reliable and energy-efficient source of electricity, cooling and heating for the University. However, Brock’s energy needs, associated with its growth and increased research activity, exceeds what the facility can supply, both electrically and thermally. At the same time, some of the infrastructure has reached its end-of-life. The investments announced today will ensure the long-term viability and efficiency of Brock’s co-generation facility. They will help Brock meet its own sustainability targets while also putting the University in a better position to contribute to sustainability and climate change goals locally, provincially and nationally.Minister Bains said today’s announcements represent the federal government’s determination to enhance and modernize research facilities on Canadian campuses and improve the environmental sustainability of these facilities.“This once-in-a-generation investment by the Government of Canada is a historic down payment on the government’s vision to position Canada as a global centre for innovation,” said Bains. “That means making Canada a world leader in turning ideas into solutions, science into technologies, skills into middle-class jobs and start-up companies into global successes.”Minister Matthews said investing in Ontario’s students “is an investment in our future.”“Our government’s support of new state-of-the-art facilities at Brock University will help equip the young people of the region with the skills they’ll need to be leaders in new industries and build up the economy,” said Matthews.Tom Traves, Brock’s Interim President, agreed that today’s announcements represent a huge investment in Canada’s future, and are particularly important to the Niagara region.“With the Brock LINC, we will be much more able to help innovators make Canada a world leader on intellectual and economic fronts,” said Traves. “As well, today’s funding lets Brock be part of the effort to help make Canada a leader in lowering the carbon emissions that are damaging the Earth’s environment. read more

Rhodes and Mani hotels scoop European awards

first_imgGreek hotels have won top spot in two categories of the 2018 Historic Hotels of Europe Awards. The prestigious prizes honour properties that offer luxurious stays in a unique cultural and historical context.Allegory Boutique Hotel in Rhodes Town took out the Historic Hotel ‘With a Story to Tell Award’, and Kyrimai in Gerolimenas (Mani), won the coveted Historic Hotel Gourmet Award.Beating 400 hand-picked luxury retreats across the UK and Europe, Barbara Avdis, Chair of Historic Hotels of Europe, told Neos Kosmos: “The winners of these awards represent an inspiring group of hoteliers with exceptional historic properties and utmost dedication to authentic hospitality spanning Europe”.Award-winners, as voted by guests, in the other six categories included hotels in Scandinavia, Italy, Portugal, and Germany. The winning properties were announced at the awards ceremony in Dublin.Ms Avdis, who is also the president of Yades Historical Hotels of Greece, added: “I take great pride in the fact that two remarkable Greek properties won in what were very competitive categories. They represent the very best of the best – extraordinary hotels offering sublime cultural experiences along with six-star service.”Allegory Boutique Hotel opened in 2015, fast becoming a favourite for visitors wanting a pampered experience in Rhodes. Known for its luxuriously elegant bedrooms and personalised service, Allegory owes its accolade as a hotel “with a story to tell” from its owner Anastasia Chiotaki-Mastromina, whose artistic vision underpins its philosophy.The Gourmet prize for the Kyrimai Hotel in Mani gives more deserving recognition to its acclaimed young chef Stavriani Zervakakou. Zervakakou’s cuisine – traditional Maniot dishes with an adventurous modern twist – has become key to Kyrimai’s ever-growing popularity, with Greek and overseas visitors flocking to this far-flung Peloponnese retreat for a taste of her creations. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

School board to begin hiring armed guards to protect Broward schools

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – The Broward County School Board will begin to hire armed guards to protect their schools.School board members rescinded a vote from earlier in the year where the county voted to opt out of Florida’s guardian program, which allows non-teaching staff to carry guns on campuses.Beginning Wednesday, the district will begin looking to fill 80 positions before the start of the 2018-2019 school year.Minimal qualifications include two years of military or law enforcement experience within the past decade, and the ability to obtain a concealed weapons permit. Guards will earn between $37,500 and $46,500.The addition of the armed guards comes months after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.Seventeen people were gunned down in the Feb. 14 massacre.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Daron Wint Pleads Not Guilty in Mansion Murders

first_imgDaron Wint (Police Mugshot Handout)Daron Wint, the only suspect accused in the so-called “Mansion Murders,” in which three members of the Savopoulos family and their housekeeper Veralicia Figueroa were killed, pleaded not guilty of all charges at an arraignment hearing Feb. 19.Judge Jose M. Lopez presided over the hearing at the D.C. Superior Court in Northwest Washington D.C. Wint, 35, dressed in an orange jumpsuit while shackled and handcuffed, was escorted by U.S. marshals in the courtroom. The Washington Post reported that Amy Savopoulos’ father and members of Figueroa’s family were seated in the back of the courtroom.The hearing was brief, with another one scheduled for May 20. Wint is being held without bond.On Feb. 17 federal prosecutors indicated Wint on 20 felony counts. He is charged with first-degree burglary; kidnapping; kidnapping (with aggravating circumstances); extortion; first-degree murder while armed – felony murder (with aggravating circumstances); first-degree murder while armed – premeditated (with aggravating circumstances); arson; and first-degree theft. Wint is also accused of theft in the amount of $40,000 dollars that was delivered at the property.The tragedy occurred on May 13 and 14, 2015 in the 3200 block of Woodland Drive Northwest. The quadruple murders involved Savvas Savopoulos, his wife Amy, their 10-year-old son Philip, and Figueroa, 52. According to news reports, the victims were beaten, tortured, stabbed, and then burned to death.Authorities believe Wint, despite being the only suspect, did not act alone. He became a suspect when his DNA was found on a pizza crust in the home. Wint was a former employee at Savopoulos’ company American Iron Works.last_img read more

Gottlieb NBA players can have successful careers and not win a title

first_imgDoug Gottlieb, host of The Doug Gottlieb Show, in for Colin:NBA players can have successful careers and not win a titleTrail Blazers star point guard Damian Lillard got into a Twitter back and forth with a fan who was encouraging him to jump ship from Portland so he can win a title. Lillard fired back that he would prefer to try to win a title and Portland, or not win one at all.It’s a contrarian position in the modern of NBA superteams and player movement, but realistically, how many teams are going to have a legitimate shot to win a title? Two, maybe three, for the foreseeable future. For a player like Lillard, it makes more sense to live a great quality of lif in a city like Portland, rather than chase titles for a career.Don’t hate LaVar Ball for having big dreamsYesterday, Big Baller Brand released the Lonzo Ball signature Zo2 shoe and was collectively laughed at on Twitter for its $500 price tag. A million Twitter jokes, and countless blog articles later, LaVar Ball’s absurd idea received tens of millions of dollars in free advertising, and dominated a portion of the sports media news cycle.Even though LaVar Ball gives you a hundred reasons not to like him, don’t hate on the man for having a dream. He’s the mom and pop store trying to fight Walmart.“If somebody’s not laughing at you your dreams might not be big enough.” Guests:Peter Schrager – Fox NFL Insider joins the show to discuss Jay Cutler moving into the Fox broadcasting booth; the fallout from all the confusion with Bears with the Trubisky pick;Jason Terry – Milwaukee Bucks guard NBA Champion joins the show to discuss the NBA Playoffs; NBA longevity; why he thinks the $500 Ball’s are ridiculous; what it’s like watching the Greek Freak up close; and why playoff LeBron is still on another level than anyone else.Adrian Wojnarowski – Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Vertical joins the show to discuss Steve Kerr’s health; if the Warriors can win the title without Steve Kerr; if the Spurs and Clippers are in for significant offseason overhauls; and if LaVar Ball will be a problem for Lonzo Ball in the NBA.last_img read more

Britains first modern lesbian Anne Lister honored with rainbow plaque

first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Unveiled in Goodramgate at the Holy Trinity Church on 24 July, the plaque is the first of its kind celebrating the LGBTI community in the city.“We believe that a place is a stronger place if you understand its history.” @yorkcivictrustWe were privileged to attend the unveiling of York’s (and possibly the country’s) first rainbow plaque to commemorate an LGBT person at @HolyTrinityYork today, dedicated to Anne Lister. pic.twitter.com/V9uAOVSjCk— York Pride (@YorkPride) July 24, 2018Lister’s diaries focus on her same-sex relationshipsA wealthy rural gentlewoman, Anne Lister was born in Halifax, West Yorkshire, in 1791. She is famous for her coded diaries which tell the story of her life as a lesbian in Victorian England.Also known as Gentleman Jack, the author focused on her same-sex relationships at Shibden Hall, where she lived from 1791 until her death.She used a special code derived from a combination of algebra and Ancient Greek which was deciphered in the 1980s.A document of more than four million words, Lister’s journals were crucial in shedding a light on the life of a woman who chose not to conform to heteronormative views. Significantly, in 2011 the UN described them as ‘pivotal’ in British history. The city of York in the UK honored ‘first modern lesbian’ Anne Lister with a special plaque. Anne Lister (Suranne Jones) and Ann Walker (Sophie Rundle).| Photo: Lookout Point /Matt SquireThe plaque celebrates Anne Lister’s marital commitment to a womanThe result of a funding campaign, the York plaque is blue with rainbow edges. It also sports an inscription celebrating the ‘gender non-conforming entrepreneur’.Moreover, the unveiling commemorates Anne Lister’s ‘marital commitment’ to Ann Walker.Goodramgate was chosen to be the location for the plaque as it was also the place where Lister received the church’s blessing to privately contract marry Walker on 30 March 1834. The couple lived together until Lister’s death in 1840. Anne certainly approves. https://t.co/ix9H0oITdj— Anne Lister (@GentlemanAnne) July 25, 2018Lister’s story will be a TV seriesAnne Lister’s story will become a TV show for the mainstream audience. Based on her diaries, Gentleman Jack is currently in production and will air on BBC One in 2019.The period drama stars Suranne Jones as Anne Lister and Sophie Rundle as her wife. Notably, some of the diaries have been decoded for the first time specifically for the TV adaptation.Read more from Gay Star News:Hayley Kiyoko knew she was attracted to women when she was six Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Anne Lister portrayed by Joshua Horner in 1830. | Photo: Wiki Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/britains-first-modern-lesbian-anne-lister-honored-with-rainbow-plaque/last_img read more

Philippines eyeing joint sea patrol with neighbors

first_imgMANILA, Philippines (AP) – The Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia are considering joint patrols of their sea borders to combat piracy, smuggling and the movement of al-Qaida-linked militants, a top defense official said Thursday.The proposal was discussed when Philippine Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin met earlier this week with his Indonesian and Malaysian counterparts, who traveled to the Philippines to visit their troops involved in efforts to strengthen a cease-fire between Filipino forces and Muslim guerrillas in the south. How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation The Philippines has considered joint naval patrols with either Indonesia or Malaysia in the past but a three-way effort would vastly improve security in the volatile region, Gazmin said.The Southeast Asian nations share sea borders where human and arms smuggling, piracy and the movement of militants from al-Qaida-linked have long been a concern.In 2000, Abu Sayyaf gunmen crossed the border in speedboats and snatched 21 European tourists and Malaysian and Filipino workers from Malaysia’s Sipadan diving resort and brought them to jungle strongholds in the southern Philippines, where the captives were later ransomed off.Indonesia has also been concerned with the smuggling of firearms from the southern Philippines to Indonesia, where they could fall in the hands of Islamic militants.Gazmin said authorities from the three countries would study the proposed joint naval patrols, along with real-time information exchanges and rapid-response arrangements to deal with emergencies at sea and cross-border crimes.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Top holiday drink recipes Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Comments   Share   Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvementcenter_img Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Sponsored Stories Top Stories last_img read more

TAP Portugal wins two awards at the World Travel Awards

first_imgSource = TAP Portugal TAP Portugal wins two awards at the World Travel AwardsTAP was honored at the World Travel Awards (WTA), which are considered the “Oscars” of world tourism, at a ceremony held yesterday in Sardinia, Italy, where the Portuguese airline won the awards for Europe’s Leading Airline to Africa and Europe’s Leading Airline to South America. UP magazine was declared Europe’s Leading Inflight Magazine.“The fact that TAP has once again been honored in one of the world’s most prestigious travel sector awards strengthens our conviction that the investments made in our primary markets and our efforts to continually improve the quality of the products and services we offer are spot on, which is a great satisfaction to all of us who work at TAP, and I believe to the Portuguese people in general”, says Luiz Mór, executive director of TAP.“This year, TAP is also being distinguished through UP magazine, which was voted Europe’s Leading Inflight Magazine. This fills us with pride and satisfaction because we believe that UP is one of the best, if not the best, vehicles for promoting Portugal and Portuguese identity”, he added.Nominated along with some of the most well-known airlines, TAP was elected winner through an online voting process, mainly by professionals in the travel and tourism industry, including travel agents, tour operators and tourism organizations from more than 100 countries, as well as by the public at large.The World Travel Awards were created in 1993 with the aim of recognizing, awarding and celebrating excellence in all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry. Fly Tap Portugallast_img read more

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