Quinto saves Letran late, outwits Perpetual for 3rd straight win

first_imgBong Quinto. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBong Quinto drilled the go-ahead layup in the waning seconds to lift Letran to a thrilling 63-61 win over Perpetual Friday for the Knights’ third straight victory in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The fourth-year forward shrugged off an inadvertent elbow from Prince Eze and scored off an assist from Rey Nambatac to push the Knights up, 63-61, with 12.6 seconds to spare.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next AVC: PH yields to unbeaten Kazakhstan, still moves on to QF Eze muffed a hook shot in the ensuing possession, but King Caralipio dove for the leather and forced a jumpball, with the possession arrow awarding the ball to Letran.Quinto, though, committed a huge miscue as he inbounded the ball to Rey Nambatac in the backcourt with 2.6 ticks left which kept the window wide open for the Altas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsUnfortunately, Gab Dagangon could not gather the ball from GJ Ylagan’s inbound pass as Letran kept its winning streak.Quinto paced the Knights with 14 points, nine rebounds, and three assists, while Nambatac got a huge double-double of 12 markers, 15 boards, and three dimes in the win to pull their side up to 4-3. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo “The tempo of the game wasn’t favoring us, but luckily, the boys didn’t give up even though Perpetual was making a rally. Credit to them because they really worked hard to get the win,” said coach Jeff Napa. “They didn’t give up and they showed the character of the team, especially our veterans. They really stood up and led our team.”Jerrick Balanza chimed in 12 points and two rebounds, as JP Calvo got 11 markers, with his biggest bucket coming in the final 1:33 as he drained the game-tying corner three to knot the score at 61 and set up the tight finish.Eze led the skidding Perpetual with 18 points, 16 rebounds, and two blocks, while Dagangon got 10 markers and four boards.The Altas have now lost back-to-back games, sending them sprawling to a 2-4 card.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters MOST READ LETRAN 63 – Quinto 14, Nambatac 12, Balanza 12, Calvo 11, Pascual 5, Vacaro 4, Ambohot 2, Balagasay 2, Caralipio 1, Taladua 0, Bernabe 0.PERPETUAL 61 – Eze 18, Dagangon 10, Ylagan 7, Yuhico 5, Sadiwa 5, Tamayo 5, Coronel 4, Hao 3, Pido 2, Mangalino 2, Singontiko 0, Lucente 0.Quarters: 14-7, 24-19, 39-36, 63-61. LATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.last_img read more

OLYMPIC SWIMMER TO PUT ON SIOUX CITY CLINIC

first_imgA two-time Olympic swimmer will be in Sioux city this weekend to take part in a  clinic at North High School.Gretchen Baller of the Sioux City Mariners Swim Club says Chloe Sutton will be the featured clinician at the Fitter and Faster swim clinic Saturday:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/SWIMMER.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……….work with our kids. ;13Baller says there will be two sessions for the swimmers:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/SWiMMER2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………12 and over. ;13The Sioux City Mariners have been an anchor in the Siouxland swim community for 90 years.last_img

10 months agoAtletico Madrid boss Simeone satisfied with Girona Copa draw

first_imgAtletico Madrid boss Simeone satisfied with Girona Copa drawby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAtletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone was pleased with their performance after the first-leg of their Copa del Rey draw with Girona.Atletico were held 1-1 by Girona in the first leg of their last 16 tie.”It was a match with different phases,” the coach told reporters afterwards.”We started well and then they got better after our goal.”They’re dangerous at home.”After the equaliser I liked what I saw more as we were more consistent in our play, even if they had the occasional counter attack.”We could have won, and they also had some chances to win.”The feeling is good because we could have won.”The result leaves this tie open and each side has a 50 percent chance.”Antoine Griezmann started and was behind Los Rojiblancos’ goal, but he was taken off with half an hour to go and Simeone fielded questions on this substitution.”I thought it was good for him to get a rest, as we had some fresh players,” he said. About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

25 days agoGini Wijnaldum delighted with ugly Liverpool win

first_imgGini Wijnaldum delighted with ugly Liverpool winby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveGini Wijnaldum was delighted with the manner of Liverpool’s win at Sheffield United.He knows how important it is to pick up all the points when not playing well.It is a characteristic of any title-winning side and ­Wijnaldum believes Liverpool have shown this season they have this quality. “That’s what we did,” said Wijnaldum. “I think the progress we have made this season is that we’re winning games we haven’t played well in.“Hopefully when we don’t play well, we can still win games.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Ranchi Test: Theunis de Bruyn comes in as concussion substitute for Dean Elgar

first_img Next Indo-Asian News Service RanchiOctober 21, 2019UPDATED: October 21, 2019 16:35 IST India vs South Africa: Dean Elgar, center, reacts in pain (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIn the 10th over of South Africa’s second innings, Dean Elgar was struck on his helmetDe Bruyn was part of the South Africa XI in the Pune Test where they lost by an innings and 137 runsDuring the break, Elgar retired hurt and was taken to a hospital for a concussion testSouth Africa opener Dean Elgar has been replaced by Theunis de Bruyn as a concussion substitute. This after the opener had to retire hurt post a knock on the helmet by a rising Umesh Yadav delivery just before the Tea break on Day 3 of the third and final Test against India at the JSCA Stadium on Monday.de Bruyn was part of the South Africa XI in the Pune Test where they lost by an innings and 137 runs.In the 10th over of South Africa’s second innings, Elgar, who was batting on 16, was struck on his helmet by a fierce bouncer from Umesh. The left-handed batsman immediately went to the ground. The Indian players rushed towards him to see if he was alright while the physio ran in.During the break, Elgar retired hurt and was taken to a hospital for a concussion test. Debutant George Linde was sent to proceed the innings alongside Heinrich Klaasen for the final session of the day’s play.”Dean Elgar will not take any further part in this Test match. Theunis de Bruyn will be his concussion substitute,” Cricket South Africa tweeted.Update on Dean Elgar| SA 43/5Dean Elgar will not take any further part in this Test match.Theunis de Bruyn will be his concussion substitute.#INDvSA pic.twitter.com/2GJSQLW9bf Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) October 21, 2019Cricket rules for the World Test Championship were tweaked recently to allow players who suffer concussions during a match to be replaced in their team’s Playing XI.advertisementThe visitors are on the brink of another embarrasing defeat as they got bowled out for a mere 162 in their first innings in reply to India’s 497/9 declared. In the second innings also they are in trouble having lost four wickets before the tea interval.Also Read | Ranchi Test: Virat Kohli breaks Mohammad Azharuddin record as India bully South AfricaAlso see: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 byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow India vs South AfricaFollow concussion substitutes Ranchi Test: Theunis de Bruyn comes in as concussion substitute for Dean ElgarDean Elgar was hit by a nasty bouncer by Indian pacer Umesh Yadav on the helmet in the 10th over of second inning before Tea.advertisementlast_img read more

Work on US$384 Million South Coast Highway Project to Begin in 2018

first_imgThe US$384 million Southern Coastal Highway Improvement Project (SCHIP), which entails rehabilitation of the 110-kilometre roadway between Harbour View in Kingston and Port Antonio in Portland, is expected to get underway in early 2018.National Works Agency (NWA) Communications and Customer Service Manager, Stephen Shaw, says the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Study, which is required for the project’s implementation, is being perused by the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA).He said that on completion, NEPA, the NWA and other relevant Government agencies and stakeholders, will meet to determine a date for a public forum with residents of St. Thomas, where a significant percentage of the project area is located.“That meeting should happen within 60 days I believe, and once we have been able to complete all that is necessary, insofar as NEPA’s take is concerned, and a decision taken…regarding sharing the details of the EIA study, we will be having a public meeting,” Mr. Shaw said.He was addressing residents of St. Thomas during the second ‘HOPE for Jamaica’ town hall meeting, organized by the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, at the old Goodyear factory complex in Morant Bay on Thursday, (July 13).Mr. Shaw said the project, for which the Government signed the loan agreement with the China EXIM Bank in February, will be executed by China Harbour Engineering Company Limited (CHEC).It will entail realignment and widening of the roadway to four lanes, among other features, which would require land acquisition along the designated sections.Mr. Shaw said the NWA was preparing a Cabinet submission for presentation shortly, adding that the land acquisition exercise “will start very soon.”He also advised that CHEC has submitted preliminary designs and is in the process of finalizing these documents.“We expect that China Harbour will be able to show us a final design by December. So realistically, we are looking at early next year, insofar as equipment being on the ground is concerned,” he added.Mr. Shaw noted that the project area was a significant amount of roadway “that will pretty much continue (what) started with the improvement (of) the corridor from Negril to Ocho Rios and from Ocho Rios to Port Antonio.”“So what you are going to be getting at the end…is a vastly improved road network between Harbour View and Port Antonio. A bonus in all of this, if I may call it that, is the rehabilitation of that stretch from Morant Bay all the way to Cedar Valley,” he added.last_img read more

Moderate intensity earthquake jolts Kashmir

first_imgSrinagar: A moderate intensity earthquake occurred in Kashmir on Wednesday whose epicentre was in Pakistan region. Sonam Lotus, Director of MET office said: “A moderate intensity eart hquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale occurred at 8.40 a.m. today. “The coordinates of the earthquake were latitude 36.4 degrees north and longitude 72.7 degrees east. “The epicentre was in Pakistan region. Depth of the earthquake was 1 km inside the earth’s crust.” Kashmir is situated in a highly earthquake prone seismological region of South Asia. Temblors have wreaked havoc in Kashmir in the past. Over 80,000 people were killed in an earthquake that hit the two sides of divided Kashmir under Indian and Pakistan control on October 8, 2005. The 2005 earthquake measured 7.6 on the Richter scale.last_img read more

Gondola across Edmontons river valley gets rough ride from city committee

first_imgEDMONTON – A city committee made it clear Tuesday that it won’t support any taxpayer dollars to build a gondola across the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton.The Edmonton Transit System advisory board was recommending further study by the city into the potential for a gondola to connect the downtown on the river’s north side to Whyte Avenue, a popular street in the south-side Old Strathcona neighbourhood.A report from the advisory board suggested it would provide “high-capacity, efficient and cost-effective mass transit over one of Edmonton’s most challenging topographical areas.”They suggested it’s a viable project that warrants further consideration and study.The committee, made up of councillors, was concerned about the cost of a gondola as the city faces some tough budget years.They agreed to ask city staff to get a firm estimate on what it would cost to do a feasibility study and report back by October.Some have criticized the idea of a gondola on social media and in newspaper editorials, suggesting it would be a waste of money and could have a similar fate as the city’s new funicular. The cable car, which goes up a hillside in Edmonton’s river valley, has regularly broken down in harsh weather.Others — including business groups in the downtown and Old Strathcona, the River Valley Alliance and private investors — are on board with the gondola proposal.(CTV Edmonton/The Canadian Press)last_img read more

Canadian Directors Jen and Sylvia Soska break into the boys club of

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Filmmakers Jen Soska, centre, and Sylvia Soska appear on the set of Rabid, their remake of David Cronenberg’s classic horror, in Toronto. (Martin Trainor/CBC) If there’s a book on how to be a female storyteller who’s inoffensive to the Hollywood establishment, twin sisters Jen and Sylvia Soska would probably send a chainsaw through it in one of their films.The Vancouver-born horror writer-directors have dedicated much of their careers to doing things female filmmakers aren’t expected to — tackling the male-dominated horror and and superhero genres. Their remake of the David Cronenberg classic Rabid comes out next year and they’re also putting their spin on one of Marvel Comics’ key female characters by writing new issues of Black Widow.Upending horror’s penchant for portraying women as victims is a large part of their motivation, the Soskas say, following an appearance on a “women in horror” panel at this month’s conference for the Directors’ Guild of Canada. Login/Register With: Advertisementcenter_img “We gotta make sure everybody gets murdered!” said Sylvia.‘Insane’ pressureThat kind of thinking earned them a cult following, and the twins landed on many “female horror directors to watch” lists after American Mary, their 2012 movie about a medical school student who moonlights as a surgeon performing extreme body modification. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

CEB given strict deadline to submit revised expansion plan

The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) has issued a directive to the Ceylon Electricity Board to submit a revised least cost long term generation expansion plan on or before August 01, 2016.PUCSL has written to the CEB saying that despite letters sent earlier the CEB has yet to submit the plan. The Commission says it has observed that under drought conditions, even with planned plant additions, Sri Lanka is expected to face energy and capacity shortages in the years 2018/2019 and beyond, and the Transmission Licensee’s delay in submission of LCLTGEP 2015-2034 could further aggravate this situation. “This refers to the Commission’s letter under reference PUC/LI/TL/2015/14, dated December 18, 2015, requiring the Transmission Licensee to resubmit the Least Cost Long Term Generation Expansion Plan (LCLTGEP) 2015-2034 with necessary amendments and also the Commission’s letter to Secretary, Ministry of Power and Energy dated March 31, 2016, regarding Power Supply Situation 2022 (attached). The Commission has not received the revised LCLTGEP 2015-2034, to date,” the letter sent to the CEB states. Considering the above circumstances, the Commission decided to issue a directive under Condition 4 of the Transmission and Bulk Supply Licence issued to the Ceylon Electricity Board, to submit the revised LCLTGEP 2015-2034, including solution/s to meet the energy and capacity demand during 2016- 2021 on or before August 01, 2016. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Voicing hope that Nepalese parties will move towards peace Annan says he

The Secretary-General’s remarks came in a statement released by his spokesman in New York after a large number of non-governmental and civil society representatives in Nepal sent an appeal to Mr. Annan requesting his good offices to help find a peaceful solution to the conflict there. “The appeal reflects the deep desire of the people of Nepal to see an urgent end to the conflict that has brought them profound suffering,” the spokesman said, adding that the Secretary-General has made known to all interested parties his availability to help in the search for a solution. Meanwhile, the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) decided to declare a ceasefire for a period of three months. Mr. Annan, who has repeatedly urged an end to hostilities and the initiation of an inclusive national dialogue in Nepal with a view to resolving the underlying causes of conflict, “earnestly hopes that all sides in Nepal will take all measures which will lead to peace talks and the lasting peace that the people of Nepal crave and deserve,” the spokesman said. read more

An Inconsistent Strike Zone Hurt Both Teams in Game 3

CHICAGO — The Cleveland Indians won a 1-0 nail-biter on Friday night in Game 3 of the World Series. Two number-three starters succeeded in shutting down two strong offenses, allowing the game to come down to the final at-bat. But while the relievers were overpowering as usual, the most significant influence on this game wasn’t the wind, a single Indians hitter or managerial cleverness, but a seemingly inconsistent strike zone.Home plate umpire John Hirschbeck has a reputation for calling balls and strikes erratically, and that was on full display last night, creating shifting strike-zone boundaries that bedeviled both offenses.1A rough look at the strike zone plots for each team showed about 10 calls helping the Cubs, and seven helping the Indians. Data from PitchF/X needed for a quantitative comparison was not available at time of publication. For the Indians, Josh Tomlin turned in an unexpectedly solid line, allowing only two hits. At times, Tomlin was burned by bad calls, leading, for example, to a fourth-inning walk by Kris Bryant. But when the strike zone is called inconsistently, hitters tend to strike out more often and make weaker contact. That’s because pitchers can choose to target inconsistently called areas of the zone when it benefits them, while hitters can only decide whether to swing or not at what’s offered. When they’re uncertain, batters often opt to swing at pitches outside the zone, resulting in glancing contact and easy outs.Chicago Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks, who usually gets favorable strike calls due to his impeccable command, struggled mightily in allowing six hits and two walks in only 4.2 innings. The shifting zone did aid him in racking up six strikeouts, above what you’d expect based on his regular-season stats.Even as the inconsistent strike zone helped the pitchers, neither was overpowering. And with bullpens fresh after the day off, both starters were pulled before the 6th inning with the score 0-0, an event that has never happened before in MLB postseason history. That handed the game to the relievers, including an early appearance from Andrew Miller. They were as commanding as expected, except for one lapse by the Cubs’ Carl Edwards Jr., who allowed Coco Crisp to single in the lone run of the night.The Cubs came close to evening the score in the bottom of the ninth. With two runners in scoring position and two outs, Chicago dynamo Javy Báez was up to bat against Cleveland closer Cody Allen. He struck out whiffing to end the threat, leaving the Indians up 2-1 in the Series.The outlook for the Cubs is worrisome going forward: Their series win probability by Elo is down to only 37 percent.2For reference, that’s the same probability Elo gave the Indians before the World Series began. In his last start, Corey Kluber looked invincible, and the Cubs will have to face him in Games 4 and 7 of this Series (if it goes that far). That means they will need to pull off at least one upset against the 2014 AL Cy Young winner to clinch the series. While such a feat appears difficult, the Cubs managed an even more surprising performance against Clayton Kershaw in the NLCS, so it’s certainly possible. Nobody said ending a 108-year title drought would be easy.CORRECTION (Oct. 29, 12:05 p.m.): An earlier version of this article incorrectly described Corey Kluber. He was the 2014 AL Cy Young winner; he is not the reigning winner. read more

Chris Jericho on recent WWE run and his future in the ring

first_img Pinterest Twitter Facebook Tony Khan talks to the media after All Out, addresses Jon Moxley, Chris Jericho and more WhatsApp SportingNews.com has a new interview up with Chris Jericho, talking about his recent run with WWE and his new book “The Best in the World: At What I Have No Idea.” Here are some excerpts from the interview:Thoughts on recent matches in WWE: “I think the last month I was there I was really back in the groove again. I had a lot of great house show matches with a lot of different guys. The Bray-Wyatt cage match in Baltimore and then the Randy Orton ‘Night of Champions’ match in Nashville I thought were two…whatever a five-star match is. Two really really, really good matches that I would put on my list of all-time favorites.On his future in wrestling: “It’s still cool to contribute at the highest level and the day — and I’m not exaggerating about this — the day I feel I can’t compete at the highest level I set for myself and can’t steal the show, I will not do it again. Throw it on the record, I’m the one guy who can say that. I’m sure Shawn Michaels could say that, too. You will not see me in the ring again as a parody of myself or anything other than the absolute best and can go toe-to-toe with anybody else on the roster.”SportingNews.com: Still on top of his game, Chris Jericho sees an end to WWE involvementcenter_img Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Tallahassee Police find Chris Jericho’s stolen AEW Championship on the side of the road Chris Jericho to defend the AEW World Championship against Cody at Full Gear PPV last_img read more

Nancy Reagan gone but touched the Caribbean

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Beaches Resort Turks and Caicos confirms indefinite closure in 2021 Beaches Resort does not owe TCI Gov’t; both sides want multi-million dollar dispute resolved Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 09 Mar 2016 – The former first lady of the United States, Nancy Reagan on Sunday died at her home in California. Reagan is arguably most well known for her ‘Just Say No’ campaign of the 80s and 90s which was geared to young people and it encouraged them – not just in the US, but around the world – to say ‘no’ to drug use and abuse. In the TCI, a program inspired by this Just Say No initiative remains in the government high school system; that program is called DARE and brings Police officers into the school to forge friendlier relations with students and to act as a deterrent to crime. It may be the closest and only link the TCI has with the spirited Nancy Reagan, who passed away at the ripe age of 94; 12 years following her husband, President Ronald Reagan who died in 2004. Social Media on the job, what a study reveals Related Items:caribbean, died, nancy reagan, touchlast_img read more

Battle Grounds lone food cart may soon have company

first_imgBATTLE GROUND — Several times, Lanny Montero hoped to order lunch from the food cart in the parking lot of Value Giant hardware off East Main Street, only to learn it was closed.The 66-year-old Battle Ground resident got his wish Tuesday shortly after noon. To his delight, Holy Smoke … It’s Big B’s BBQ, the city’s lone food cart, was open for business on the chilly, overcast day. “You’re isolated out here essentially,” said Montero after ordering a brisket sandwich. “If you want to get good food at carts, which is fun, you have to go all the way to Portland, which is a 45-minute drive.”Battle Ground residents may soon have more food cart options after the city’s council voted 5-2 Monday night to allow up to five food carts in the city at a given time. Previously, the city’s proposed regulations allowed for three food carts, which need permits and business licenses to operate. The food cart ordinance came after officials received around 10 inquiries in the past 12 months about starting food carts, officials said. While Monday’s ordinance opens the possibility for additional food carts, Battle Ground officials were unsure whether Holy Smokes would soon have company.last_img read more

House Passes Operating Budget As Special Session Moves Toward End

first_imgThe Alaska House of Representatives has passed an operating budget, signaling the end of a stalemate over the state’s multi-billion-dollar budget deficit.The $5 billion budget includes changes agreed to by a conference committee on Wednesday. It funds a contractual cost-of-living increase for public employees, but offsets that directing the governor to make a $30 million reduction to agency operations. The compromise also restored some cuts that had been made to education and the ferry system.The vote on the bill was 32 to 7, with half of the Democratic Minority voting against it, because it did not reduce the payment of oil tax credits or advance some of their other priorities like Medicaid expansion. Rep. Lora Reinbold, a conservative Eagle River Republican who was kicked out of the majority caucus earlier this year, also voted against it, but because she thought it spent too much.However, Democrats were unanimous in their support for paying for the operating budget by making a withdrawal from the Constitutional Budget Reserve. The vote was 38 to 1, well above the three-quarter threshold to access the rainy day fund. Reinbold was the lone no vote.The Senate is scheduled to take up the budget bill, along with a sexual abuse prevention bill known as Erin’s Law later today. If the two bodies successfully end their special session on Thursday, state government will no longer be at risk of shutting down on July 1.last_img read more

Hyderabad TRS taunts opposition says ready for CBI probe

first_imgHyderabad: Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leaders on Tuesday said the parties which are alleging corruption in Kaleshwaram project can go for CBI or any other inquiry.Addressing a press conference along with party leaders Naradasu Lakshman, S Venugopala Chary and others, Welfare Minister Koppula Eshwar said the opposition parties can go for any inquiry. Responding to a question on the corruption allegations of opposition parties and demand of CBI inquiry on Kaleshwaram project, Eshwar said, “let them go for CBI inquiry or any other inquiry, who has stopped them from going for the inquiry.” He said the Congress and BJP leaders were making baseless allegations on the project. Referring to Congress leaders visiting Tummidihatti, Eshwar questioned as to why the Congress leaders went to Tummidihatti when the project was constructed at Medigadda. Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us The Minister said the Central Water Commission (CWC) had given its report stating there was no water availability at Tummidihatti hence the government has decided to go for Medigadda. The Congress party government started project works without getting a single permission from the Central agencies whereas the TRS government got nine different permissions for the Kaleshwaram project. He recalled that the then Chief Minister of Maharashtra Prithviraj Chavan wrote to the AP Chief Minister stating that this project would be futile exercise if they construct at Tummidihatti. Eshwar further alleged that the Congress government increased estimates of the project three times. He said the Congress government increased estimates of project from Rs 17,875 crore in 2008 to Rs 40,300 crore in 2009. Also Read – GHMC distributes saplings to KV students Advertise With Us The Congress and BJP leaders are speaking without any knowledge on the project. He said that with Kaleshwaram, the Godavari water is reaching up to Mid Manair and appearing like full pot of water. He said the State government has been demanding national project status for Kaleshwaram but the Centre has made it clear that no project would be given national status now.last_img read more

Oil hits November 2018 highs amid OPEC supply cuts US sanctions

first_imgStorage tanks of an oil refinery of Essar Oil, which runs India’s second biggest private sector refinery, are pictured in Vadinar in the western state of Gujarat, India, October 4, 2016Reuters file [Representational Image]Oil prices rose to five-month highs on Monday, driven up by OPEC’s ongoing supply cuts, US sanctions against Iran and Venezuela and healthy US jobs data.International benchmark Brent futures were at $70.69 per barrel at 0047 GMT on Monday, up 35 cents, or 0.5 per cent from their last close.The US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude was up 35 cents, or 0.6 per cent, at $63.43 per barrel.Brent and WTI both hit their highest levels since November last year at $70.76 and $63.48 per barrel, respectively, early on Monday.”Brent prices increased more than 30 per cent year-to-date as OPEC+ continued to cut supply for 4 months in a row and optimism over U.S-China trade talks helped to buoy the demand outlook,” US bank JP Morgan said in a note released over the weekend.Traders said strong US jobs data from Friday also helped lift Asian markets early on Monday.Energy consultancy FGE said OPEC-led supply cuts meant “excess inventories are disappearing and the market looks healthy,” adding that “the market is poised for prices to rise to $75 per barrel or higher” for Brent.Oil prices have also been driven up by US sanctions against OPEC-members Iran and Venezuela.”Sanctions can cut 500,000 bpd of Venezuelan exports. Add that to a cut in Iran waivers and prices can rise substantially,” FGE said.There remain, however, some factors that could bring prices down later this year.Russia is a reluctant participant in its agreement with OPEC to withhold output, and Russian oil production may increase again if a deal with the producer club is not extended once it expires before July 1, Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Friday.Russian oil output reached a record high of 556 million tonnes, or 11.16 million barrels per day (bpd), last year.In the United States, crude oil production reached a record 12.2 million bpd in late March.The US crude exports have also risen, breaking through 3 million bpd for the first time earlier this year.”With the new Permian pipelines (from July), we can see a boost of 500,000 to 600,000 bpd in US exports,” FGE said.There also still remain concerns about the health of the global economy, especially should China and the United States fail to resolve their trade dispute soon.”Global (trade) demand has weakened, and existing tariffs on Chinese goods shipments to the US are providing an additional drag,” credit rating agency Moody’s said on Monday, although it added that Chinese monetary stimulus measures would likely support growth over 2019.last_img read more

Netflix Engineers Developed a Rumble Pack Feature During Latest Hack Day

first_img Popular on Variety A duo of Netflix employees had a unique idea for making the service’s shows even more stirring: They added a rumble pack option to the Netflix app as part of the company’s latest hack day. When watching shows like “Voltron,” the feature makes phones vibrate in sync with the action on the screen, similar to the way game controller rumble packs translate explosions and more into haptic feedback.However, the Project Rumble Pack hack is just that — a quick hack, put together in 24 hours as part of one of the company’s hack days. Netflix has been holding these kinds of events for its developers, and anyone else with creative ideas, for the last couple of years.Hack Day Projects aren’t developed to become part of the company’s apps, and are instead meant as a way to build community within the company. “It’s not about innovation for the product,” the company’s vice president of engineering Daniel Jacobson told Variety in 2017 during an extensive behind-the-scenes look at a previous hack day.This also means that consumers likely won’t ever get to enjoy the rumble pack in the wild. The same is true for most other projects — and some are clearly not meant for consumers to begin with. Netflix engineers often also use hack days to build improvements for the company’s own facilities. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15center_img This year around, this included a hack that helps to kick coworkers out of conference rooms after their time is up — with an Oscar-worth orchestra playoff, no less.Netflix detailed some of the other hacks coming out of its most recent hack day on its tech blog; previous years’ efforts included space travel, eye-tracking for navigation and even mind control.last_img read more