View comments SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Detroit at Milwaukee, 7 p.m.Utah at Houston, 9:30 p.m.SCORING MARKNBA teams averaged 111.2 points this season, the 11th-highest mark in league history.It’s also the highest scoring clip in the league since 1970-71.Records were set for 3-pointers made and attempted for the seventh straight season, along with total points for the fifth time in the last six years. NBA teams scored 273,573 points this season, fueled by new rules that allowed offenses more freedom of movement, a league-wide commitment to playing at a faster pace — and the still-growing love affair with the 3-pointer.In the 2012-13 season, NBA teams averaged 20 attempts from 3-point range — which was a record at that time. This season, they averaged 32 attempted 3s per game.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Bucks, the NBA’s top overall seed, play the Pistons. No. 2 Toronto draws No. 7 Orlando, with the Magic in the postseason for the first time since 2012. And No. 3 Philadelphia — a team wrapped in intrigue right now — will face No. 6 Brooklyn.Joel Embiid played in only 10 of the 76ers’ 24 games since the All-Star break, and general manager Elton Brand told reporters Wednesday that “it is possible” the team’s best scorer and rebounder won’t be ready to start the playoffs.Embiid isn’t the only injury situation that made headlines Wednesday: The Celtics announced that Marcus Smart will miss four to six weeks with an injury to his left oblique — a massive blow to Boston.WESTERN CONFERENCEPortland rallied from 28 points down on Wednesday against Sacramento — which blew a lead that large for the second time this season.Denver finished on a 15-0 run to beat Minnesota.And with that, the West bracket was shaken up one last time before it was finally set.Top-seeded Golden State will face the eighth-seeded Clippers, a matchup that was known after early results Wednesday. The rest went right down to the wire, with No. 2 Denver facing No. 7 San Antonio, No. 3 Portland getting No. 6 Oklahoma City and No. 4 Houston facing No. 5 Utah. It was a worst-case for Houston, which entered the season’s final night in place to finish second, third or fourth in the West.The way the results fell means the Rockets, if they get past the Jazz, would likely see the Warriors in the second round — and not in the Western Conference finals. So there will be no rematch of last year’s title series out West, a tussle where the Rockets had a 3-2 series lead before Chris Paul’s hamstring balked and the Warriors went on to advance and reach the NBA Finals.The Nuggets clinched the No. 2 seed with their big rally to top the Timberwolves. The Blazers got to the No. 3 spot with their wild comeback to beat the Kings. The combination of those results dropped Houston to the No. 4 seed. Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Their reward: A series against MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks.The drama of the regular season went all the way to the very end of the regular season, with seven of the eight first-round playoff matchups not being clinched until the final night was in the books — the last three of them, out West, going down to literally the final moments.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, logisticsThe two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors will start their quest for a fourth title in five years against the Los Angeles Clippers.“It’s not going to be as easy as people think it is,” Warriors star Kevin Durant said. MOST READ Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid SATURDAY SCHEDULE(All times Eastern)Brooklyn at Philadelphia, 2:30 p.m.Orlando at Toronto, 5 p.m.L.A. Clippers at Golden State, 8 p.m.San Antonio at Denver, 10:30 p.m.SUNDAY SCHEDULE(All times Eastern)Indiana at Boston, 1 p.m.Oklahoma City at Portland, 3:30 p.m. Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss That’s the beauty of the playoffs. It’s not supposed to be easy.First-round games in all eight series will be played starting Saturday and Sunday. The second round cannot begin until April 27 at the earliest, the conference finals couldn’t start before May 12 and the NBA Finals will start on May 30.EASTERN CONFERENCEThe only matchup in the NBA that was set before Wednesday night was No. 4 Boston against No. 5 Indiana.Everything else, just like all the West matchups, fell into place during Game 82s on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT MIAMI — The last spot in the NBA playoffs went to the Detroit Pistons.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew PBA D-League: Chadao-FEU takes down Perpetual for 3rd win LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess
Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza said she had never imagined that she and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis were so good that they would win 40 matches and 10 tournaments on-the-trot. The run includes three successive Grand Slams – the Wimbledon, US Open and the Australian Open earlier this year.Both Mirza and Hingis conceded it has been a dream run for the duo over the last year.”I didn’t realise we were this good together,” Mirza told Sports Today. It has been a dream run and hopefully we can keep it going.”Hingis, who at 35, continues to win Grand Slams, said her association with Mirza is more than what she could have dreamt of. “I always knew Sania’s quality. Her powerful forehand was one of the best in the world. I thought if we could bring these forces together, we could be one of the best teams in the world. And look, we have won 10 tournaments together!”Mirza and Hingis are currently in Doha for the Qatar Open but the leading tennis ladies reiterated that they were not looking to win every tournament but to play every match on its merit.”We play every match on its merit and we don’t think of winning tournaments. It is important to bring our best game (to the court). We really play well together and come together under pressure. We have come on top more often than not,” Mirza said.Mirza and Hingis are not just a force to be reckoned with on court. The two share a great chemistry off the court and both of them attributed their strong bond to the epic Wimbledon final last year, where they fought back from a set down and 2-5 behind in the final set to beat Russian duo Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina 5-7, 7-6 (7/4), 7-5.advertisement”The most important match (of our career) was the final in the Wimbledon where we were able to fight back. The Russian duo played well and we took whatever opportunities we got. We played our best tennis together,” Hingis, 35, said.Mirza said she started off with Hingis on a professional note but the epic Wimbledon final and the emotions involved brought them closer.”It was a privilege to be a part of the final. Everyone was talking about the match and how it was one of the best finals ever. The way we came back from behind to win and the the emotions involved got us together and that is what brought us closer,” said Mirza.The Wimbledon 2015 crown was Mirza’s first Grand Slams title as a woman’s doubles player while Hingis lifted her first major title after 17 years, at the age of 34.
Amitava RoyKolkata, Dec 10 (PTI) After a 104-day-long bandh crippled Darjeeling and brought its thriving economy to a standstill, the popular hill station is all set to host a five-day tourism festival from December 27 to attract people to the Queen of Hills.The Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA), state tourism department and information and cultural affairs department are jointly organising the festival in Darjeeling to revive tourist interest in the hills, West Bengal Tourism Minister Gautam Deb said.”We are planning to invite foreign consulates and embassies to visit and participate in the festival in order to send out the message to the world that the situation in Darjeeling is normal again, and visitors can enjoy the peace and serenity of the hills,” Deb told PTI.The 104-day-long agitation and bandh, demanding a separate state of Gorkhaland, was called off on September 27.Economy in the hills, which is largely dependent on tourism, had taken a hit owing to the agitation, GTA principal secretary Subrata Biswas said.”In the backdrop of this, we are organising this festival to tell people that there is nothing to fear about and that they are more than welcome to Darjeeling,” he said.Describing the lush green hills with a view of snow-capped Kanchenjunga as a “spectacularly beautiful destination”, Biswas said apart from domestic tourists, a large number of foreign visitors also explore the place during this time of the year.The GTA principal secretary said lesser-known destinations in the hills will be promoted during the festival, to be held from December 27 to December 31, at four venues — Darjeeling town, Kurseong, Kalimpong and Mirik.advertisement”Local arts, dresses and cuisines will be showcased at the festival to cater to different interests of tourists. Adventure sports like rafting, para-gliding, hiking and leisurely pastimes like bird watching will also find a mention in the promotional activities,” he said.Home stays at remote villages and several lesser-known destinations in different parts of the hills have opened up a broader vista for tourists who can now enjoy familial warmth in the midst of tranquillity, Biswas added. PTI AMR RMS SRY
Competing in her fifth race in three days, Dutee Chand finished fifth in the women’s 200m final at the World University Games here.Dutee clocked 23.30 seconds in the race, a tad slower than her bronze-winning time of 23.24 at the Asian Championships in April. She has a personal best of 23.00 seconds in 200m.The 23-year-old later competed in the women’s 4x100m relay, her sixth race in three days, but the Indian quartet could only finish sixth in heat 1 and overall 13th with a time of 46.23 seconds.The Indian men’s 4x100m relay team clocked 40.73 seconds to finish fourth in heat number 3 and 11th overall.Dutee had become the first Indian woman track and field athlete to clinch a gold medal at the World Universiade after she won the 100m dash event on Tuesday.Read more | Anand Mahindra posts encouraging tweet after Dutee Chand’s historic win: Keep running fearlesslyAlso see:
Story Highlights Speaking with JIS News, Information Officer at ODPEM, Joyce Reynolds-Robinson said that the youngsters are engaged in areas such as administrative/clerical duties, maintenance and repairs, records management, inventory and monitoring, warehouse management, logistics management, geographic information systems and telecommunications. The Office of Disaster Preparedness & Emergency Management (ODPEM) has partnered with Housing, Opportunity, Production and Employment (HOPE) to facilitate a six-month apprenticeship programme aimed at providing training and work experience for young persons. In May, five young adults who have completed their secondary-level education began on-the-job training in the administration, human resources, information systems and preparedness and emergency operations departments at ODPEM. The Office of Disaster Preparedness & Emergency Management (ODPEM) has partnered with Housing, Opportunity, Production and Employment (HOPE) to facilitate a six-month apprenticeship programme aimed at providing training and work experience for young persons.In May, five young adults who have completed their secondary-level education began on-the-job training in the administration, human resources, information systems and preparedness and emergency operations departments at ODPEM.Speaking with JIS News, Information Officer at ODPEM, Joyce Reynolds-Robinson said that the youngsters are engaged in areas such as administrative/clerical duties, maintenance and repairs, records management, inventory and monitoring, warehouse management, logistics management, geographic information systems and telecommunications.She hailed the apprenticeship programme for providing an avenue for the development of fully rounded individuals who have the social, academic and technical skills to become productive members of the society.“This structured programme allows them to earn, understand the work environment and obtain core and technical skills,” she noted.Kimany Graham, who is assigned to the administration department said that the apprenticeship programme has widened his knowledge and exposed him to new areas and procedures.“It is my first time working, and the experience has been great, so far… . I will become a better professional and also manage my time better,” he told JIS News.He noted that it is difficult to be employed without adequate experience, “so a programme like this will allow you to gain experience while working in a stable environment and is also a stepping stone for my future career in teaching”.David Brown, also in administration, said he is enjoying his tasks of inventory management and stock balancing and is looking forward to “gaining more experience, in order to become a better person in life”.“There are a lot of young adults out there who are not doing anything, so this programme can help with this issue,” he pointed out.Sanasha Dennis, said she was very happy to be placed in the human resources department, as this is the area that she will be pursuing at the tertiary level.“This programme will allow me to understand what HR is all about and become familiar with the overall operation of the department. I have introduced a few persons to the programme, as it definitely helps in terms of your plans and goals and is a plus on the résumé,” she said.Launched by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness in May 2017, HOPE is aimed at providing educational and job opportunities for young people, aged 18 to 24, who are not employed or enrolled in a school or programme of training.Its National Coordinator is Colonel Martin Rickman.The HOPE programme is guided by the principle that every Jamaican youth will be provided the opportunity to work to learn, work to earn, work to give service to the nation and work to save for their future – Learning, Earning, Giving, Saving (LEGS).The programme will promote and optimise growth and development of Jamaica’s youth, so that they can become well-adjusted and responsible citizens while contributing to Jamaica’s development and prosperity.
CALGARY, A.B. — An oilsands research alliance says it is entering its sixth year focused on finding new ways to reduce the sector’s need for steam, the generation of which leads to almost 80 per cent of its greenhouse gas emissions.Dan Wicklum, CEO of Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance or COSIA, says generating steam to separate heavy sticky bitumen from the northern Alberta sands in which it’s trapped is responsible for about 56 million tonnes per year of the total of 71 million tonnes of GHGs emitted from the oilsands.Wicklum says COSIA members hope to cut GHG intensity by 10 to 30 per cent over the next five years, while also sharing technologies to lessen the industry’s impacts on land and water and deal with tailings ponds. Canada generates about 1.8 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions and the oilsands contribute about 9.3 per cent of that total – the Alberta government has set a hard cap of 100 million tonnes per year, which could limit growth in the oilsands unless GHG emissions can be reduced.Stephen Kaufman, general manager for external innovation and regional development for Suncor Energy Inc., says some “game-changing” innovations like the less-GHG-intensive extraction technology in use at its newly opened Fort Hills oilsands mine are only practical to use in a new project.But the company is actively pursuing new technologies including radiofrequency electromagnetic heating and the use of solvents with steam that offer “incremental” environmental benefits as it pursues a goal of reducing GHG emissions per barrel by 30 per cent by 2030.“Steam for us is a huge operating cost,” he said. “It’s often said that an in situ (oilsands) project is really a water treatment and steam generation plant more than an oil-producing plant, in terms of the size of the kit that you need and the ongoing cost to buy natural gas.”
As the Security Council gathered to discuss cooperation between the UN and regional organizations, Peter Sutherland, the UN Special Representative for International Migration briefed on the refugee and mixed migratory crisis in the Mediterranean, where in the first 150 days of 2015 alone, some 1,800 people drowned attempting escape to Europe from their own strife-torn homelands.He outlined priorities for the collective response to the situation, including through an urgent focus on saving lives, boosting law enforcement against smugglers, increasing safe avenues for refugee resettlements, greater solidarity with countries closer to conflict, and intensifying efforts to end conflicts that are driving people away. “The situation in the Mediterranean represents – first and foremost – a security crisis for the hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants in harm’s way: those risking their lives to cross the seas, those trapped and abused in transit countries, those fleeing conflicts, natural disasters, and other threats to their lives and livelihoods,” Mr. Sutherland told the 15-member Council. The Security Council also heard from Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Téte António, Permanent Observer for the African Union, ahead of this week’s meeting of the European Commission that aims to approve an agenda on migration. Spotlighting the breadth of the challenge, he said the 1,800 deaths on the Mediterranean in the first month of the year represent a 20-fold increase over the same period last year – and at this pace, between 10,000 and 20,000 migrants would perish by autumn. About one third of those crossing the Mediterranean are Syrian refugees. Thousands more are from Eritrea, Somalia, Afghanistan and other nations. In a single weekend in April, 900 people died attempting to cross the Mediterranean. “It is a collective responsibility to act,” said Mr. Sutherland, who a month ago was appointed to an informal group tasked with UN’s response to the migratory crisis.The European Union has recently pledged to triple its resources and must commit to search-and-rescue as its first priority, he said, calling on Europe and Africa to develop a common strategy to deal with smugglers and traffickers. “This will not be easy,” he said. “It demands better governance and coordinated law enforcement efforts along the entire routes of migratory movements.”The stakes are high for organized crime – moving people illegally across borders is today more lucrative than the sale of illicit arms and drugs. All enforcement measures will have to adhere to international human rights, humanitarian, maritime, and refugee law, Mr. Sutherland said. He called for more attention to the challenges of small countries like Lebanon and Jordan, which are together hosting more than 1.8 million refugees from Syria. In Lebanon’s case, this represents almost a quarter of its population and half of the refugees are children, a majority of whom are not in school. The burden cannot fall on the few.“We need more resettlement countries. We need larger resettlement quotas. Only half of the 28 EU Member States are resettlement countries,” he urged.Mr. Sutherland also spotlighted the responsibility of those countries where inequality, dysfunctional governance and poverty drive people to migrate. “They need to be accountable toward their own citizens and create conditions where everyone can benefit from economic and social advancement,” he said. In the meantime, the international community needs to offer far more aid to countries close to conflict zones, to ensure the safety of refugees and migrants, educate their children, and offer real hope for the future. Mr. Sutherland urged the need to address the larger problems we gave including the root causes –‘conflict that go on for years on end, authoritarian governments that abuse their citizens, demographic challenges that seem to grow exponentially.” While it is easy enough to turn away from troubles that seem intractable – “every problem, broken down, can be ameliorated.” At the most basic level, he said, there is a need to engage in a systematic, intense dialogue among countries of origin, transit, and destination. He also emphasized the need to include migrants and refugees in the post-2015 UN development agenda.
“Our health teams in Syria are finding increasing evidence of a typhoid outbreak among civilians from Yarmouk, in Damascus,” said UNRWA Spokesperson Chris Gunness in a statement. “Today we saw 320 patients and among them were three suspected cases of typhoid. This brings the total figure of suspected cases to 90. That is 90 too many,” he added. UNRWA has been providing vital healthcare to civilians displaced from Yarmouk camp, where the lives of Palestinian refugees continue to be threatened by the conflict in the region. A situation update issued today by the agency said as high summer temperatures and regular interruptions in water and food supplies continue to affect the area, communicable illness remains a source of profound vulnerability for civilians. “The vulnerability of civilians in Yarmouk remains of the highest severity,” Mr. Gunness warned. “UNRWA is deeply concerned that without access, the most basic humanitarian needs of Palestinian and Syrian civilians, including many children, continue to be left unmet.” He added that today’s mission was conducted with the facilitation of the Syrian authorities. Meanwhile, UNRWA is continuing to appeal for donors to increase their support. Only 34 per cent of funds needed for this year’s Syria Crisis Appeal have been received, while more than 95 per cent of Palestinian refugees rely on the UN for food, water and healthcare.
The Swedish superstar has been linked recently with a return to Italian Lega Serie A team AC Milan and he does not deny the rumorsLos Angeles Galaxy Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been linked recently with a move to AC Milan.But Rossoneri sporting director Leonardo has already ruled out the forward’s return to the Italian Lega Serie A.Nonetheless, Ibrahimovic was asked by reporters how he feels about this possibility.Serie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“There are always rumors. The whole world wants me. It’s okay,” the Swede said as quoted by Sport 360.But AC Milan sporting director says otherwise:“We cannot deny it was more than a brief thought going through our minds when we first arrived, as he is extraordinary and has very specific characteristics, but right now it’s not possible.”Ibrahimovic spent two seasons with the Rossoneri, scoring 56 goals in 85 matches and winning the 2010-2011 Scudetto.
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PORTLAND — The Trail Blazers lost their All-Star shooting guard for an indefinite amount of time Thursday. Fortunately, the man who may be their best shooting guard played 39 minutes. Portland’s lineup was without Brandon Roy for the seventh straight game, and given his tenuous knees, that streak may very well continue through the end of the season. But it did feature Wesley Matthews, a “backup” who continues to obliterate the idea that he’s simply filling in for a superstar. Playing against his former team, the second-year swingman dropped 30 points in the Blazers’ 100-89 win over the Jazz. He hit nine of his 16 field goal attemps, drilled four 3-pointers and spent most of his time on defense guarding star point guard Deron Williams, who scored just one second-half point. Chants of “Wes-ley Matth-ews” boomed throughout the Rose Garden toward game’s end, and they were well-deserved. His efforts, after all, helped Portland down Utah (22-11) for the second time in four nights, and extend its home winning streak to seven games. “Tonight, we’re missing Brandon, and any time you’re missing guys, it’s an opportunity for someone else,” Blazers coach Nate McMillan said. “I thought tonight (Matthews) was aggressive. He played within the flow of the game — he didn’t force anything and he knocked down some big shots for us. And the other thing — he’s playing on both ends of the floor. This guy has been doing that all season long.”
Top Movies and TV Panels to Keep on Your Radar for SDCC 2019’The Flash’ Season 5, Ep 21 Recap: Thawne’s Plan Revealed, Eventually Stay on target Cicada hasn’t been the strongest villain, and the show knows it. That’s why it brought back one of its best bad guys to close the season out. The good news after last week’s cliffhanger is Thawne’s plan didn’t work out entirely. The bad news is that Ralph, having figured it out just as Barry fired the antimatter gun at the dagger, dived in front of it. His cells became inversions of themselves, causing Elongated Man to look more like… Sega Saturn Polygon Man. Even worse, Cicada got her dagger back and escaped. While Team Flash tries to piece together where Cicada’s hiding and find a cure for Ralph, Sherloque figures out why Ralph protected the dagger. It’s a good thing they have two private detectives this season. Comes in handy when one gets all inverted.Unfortunately, that means Nora starts blaming herself for falling for Thawne’s plan. But this is the last episode of the season. We don’t have time to spend another whole 40 minutes on the Allen family feeling sorry for themselves. It only takes one talk from Barry in front of the time portal machine to bring her back around. Though the can-I-talk-to-yous have continued unabated this season, at least they’ve happened in more interesting rooms. It works. Nora reemerges more confident than ever with a plan to defeat Cicada. The plan: Warp her into a bubble shield at S.T.A.R. Labs while Nora goes inside young Grace’s mind and convinces her to take the metahuman cure willingly. Oh, and Sherloque found a way to bring Ralph back. So he’s here too. Albeit with temporarily backwards speech, but hey. That’s comedy.Sarah Carter as Cicada II/Grace Gibbons — Photo: Jack Rowand/The CWThis episode has multiple fantastic, fun fights, just like you’d expect from a season finale with two villains. The first, with Cicada, happens a little quickly and conveniently, but it’s a thrilling ride nonetheless. At first, everything goes according to plan. They trap Cicada in the time bubble and Nora dives into child Grace’s mind. Cicada starts attacking the bubble, weakening it, which creates a nice ticking clock underscoring the scene. Nora’s heartfelt speeches are a lot more exciting when she only has seconds to convince the person she’s talking to.Grace takes the cure, but it doesn’t work. Cicada escapes and runs to her hideout to wipe the floor with Team Flash. We’ve gotten some pretty great Cicada fights this season, and this is… one of them. It’s elevated by the knowledge that this is really the final battle with her, but other than that, it’s nothing special. There have been more spectacular fights in other episodes. And that’s OK. This is a mid-episode fight and it feels like one. It’s over quickly, with things ending up more or less the same way they did at the end of last week’s episode. Only this time, the only way to stop Cicada is to destroy the dagger and deal with Thawne later.Jessica Parker Kennedy as XS and Grant Gustin as The Flash — Photo: Jeff Weddell/The CWAnd that’s exactly what they do. If we were going to start treating Thawne like the big bad guy again, I would have like more than half an episode dealing with him. But they way things go, the show is clearly setting up for “Crisis on Infinite Earths” next year. Also, the show seems to be operating under the Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure rules of time travel this episode. When Barry destroys the dagger, it disappears right as Thawne is about to be electrocuted. He smiles and says, “just in time,” before taking out all the prison guards. So the future clock is the one that’s always running? Is the future San Dimas? The time travel doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, but when has it ever on The Flash?Barry and Nora run to the future to deal with Thawne, and we get another speedster battle. One consistent problem with this series that it still hasn’t been able to fully solve is that it can’t think of a better villain than an evil speedster. It really started to get old in Season 3 with Savitar. Season 4’s The Thinker was a nice change of pace, though the show’s way of having a smart villain was often just making Team Flash dumber for no reason. Cicada eventually got there this season, and both incarnations were sufficiently dangerous. The show still had to go back to Reverse Flash to bring this season home, though. So we end yet another season with a speedster battle.Grant Gustin as The Flash, Candice Patton as Iris West — Allen, Hartley Sawyer as Dibney, Carlos Valdes as Vibe, Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow and Jessica Parker Kennedy as XS — Photo: Jeff Weddell/The CWAt least it’s a good one. Reverse Flash splits himself into two so he can fight both Nora and Barry at the same time. As many variations on this image as we’ve seen, it’s still cool to watch three different colored blurs of lightning race through the city. Thawne gets one over on his pursuers by leading them towards each other and ducking out of the way at the last minute, causing XS to punch The Flash in the face. That is the funniest way Flash has gotten injured in a fight so far. For as cool as the special effects look, this fight is surprisingly slapsticky. The way they defeat Thawne is by baiting him to running straight at them, then the rest of the team travels forward in time and hits him with the time machine. It makes an extremely satisfying *donk* sound. For all of that though, the final image of the entire Team Flash standing over Thawne in formation is just awesome.For anyone thinking the two villains were handled just a little too easily, well there’s a reason. Defeating the bad guys has consequences. Defeating Cicada in the past means the timeline is changed. That change apparently means Nora will cease to exist. The minor plot point about Thawne growing to care for her, just as he did for Barry in his own twisted way, pays off nicely here. For half a scene anyway. In exchange for his freedom, he offers Barry the chance to save Nora. She has to go into the Negative Force, where the timeline can’t reach her. They try, but Nora refuses because the writers only meant for her to be here for one season. Going into the Negative Force will mean that part of Thawne’s anger and hate will be in her. She doesn’t want to live like that, so she lets herself be swallowed up.Candice Patton as Iris West – Allen and Grant Gustin as The Flash — Photo: Jack Rowand/The CWI was genuinely sad to see XS go like this. She was such a fun, fresh presence on this show. Even when this season tread too-familiar ground, her perspective on the old tropes made them feel at least partially new again. This season had its slow moments and bad episodes, but it managed to end with a true, emotionally affecting moment. And unlike the end of Avengers: Infinity War, to which Nora’s disappearance is strangely similar, we know this is permanent. There’s no bringing Nora back. That makes her final moment hit even harder.The rest of the episode is spent tying up loose ends. It manages to do so in a satisfying way, but coming off a great moment like we just saw, it feels like some necessary clean-up work. Cisco decides to give up his Vibe powers and prove he can be extraordinary without them. Joe is promoted to Captain when Singh gets a promotion to Chief of Police. And Iris finds a heartfelt message Nora left behind in case she didn’t survive. It’s probably the best closure the show’s ever given us. And hey, with Cicada gone, that means The Flash doesn’t have to vanish right? Nope. See that’s what all this ending is laying the groundwork for. Thawne whispered it to Barry right before he ran off: “See you next Crisis.” That’s what we’re building toward now. “Crisis on Infinite Earths” promises to be the biggest crossover the Arrowverse has ever seen. I’m guessing we’ll see the death of Oliver Queen at least. And as the final shot of this season shows us, The Flash’s disappearance still happens, just in a different year: 2019. We’ve just finished one season, and I’m already hyped for next season’s crossover. Does summer have to be so long?The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on The CW.Previously on The Flash:The Flash Season 5 Episode 21 RecapThe Flash Season 5 Episode 20 RecapThe Flash Season 5 Episode 19 Recap
This traditional Chinese small bite- sized dish was given a twist by Dim sum culinary master, Chef Ye Hai Jun who has meticulously crafted a signature Dim Sum lunch menu consisting an assortment of quirky cold appetizers, delicious soups and of course dimsums.The lush interiors of the indoor seating and private dining rooms guarantee an intimate dining experience with homemade gelato adding to it. The menu contains an array of steamed buns and baos to an authentic selection of appetizers and soups like Marinated Sliced Pork Belly with Garlic and Chilli Sauce; Marinated Cucumber with Garlic and a Sichuan- Style Marinated, Chicken in Chilli Sauce and Lemon Coriander Soup, amongst others. The menu has hand-picked items to compliment each flavour and cater to the guest’s wishes. A large outdoor deck overlooking lush green gardens has been provided for al fresco dining. The balance between taste and consistency has been maintained and the menu takes great care to serve both the vegetarian and non-vegetarian patrons. It includes classic favorites of savory and sweet Dim Sum for both the palates. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The vegetarian selection has Poached Peking Style Vegetable Dumpling, Steamed Corn with Chives and Garlic Dumpling, Spicy Radish and Glass Noodle Dumpling, Lotus Steam and Water Chestnut Dumpling and Vegetable Tempura Cheung Fun. Whereas, the non-vegetarian selection includes Prawn Crackling Ball, Prawn Har Gao, Deep Fried Vegetables and Prawn Pocket, Poached Peking Dumpling with Chicken, Chicken Cheung Fun, Chicken Xioa Long Bao, Chicken Shao Mai, Char Sui Baked Pork Bun.At the finale of the delectable meal, the menu offers a medley of sweet Dim Sum with Fried Potato and Custard Poppies; Pan-fried Brown Sugar Cake (Nian Gao); Poached Rice Dumping with Sesame Paste and Fried Pineapple and Custard Dumpling as the filling.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — A federal judge ruled Monday that the National Security Agency’s daily collection of virtually all U.S. citizens’ phone records is almost certainly unconstitutional.U.S. District Judge Richard Leon found that a lawsuit by Larry Klayman, a conservative legal activist, has “demonstrated a substantial likelihood of success” on the basis of Fourth Amendment privacy protections against unreasonable searches.Leon granted the request for an injunction that blocks the collection of phone data for Klayman and a co-plaintiff and orders the government to destroy any of their records that have been gathered. But the judge stayed action on his ruling pending a government appeal, in recognition of the “significant national security interests at stake in this case and the novelty of the constitutional issues,” Leon wrote in a 68-page opinion.“I cannot imagine a more ‘indiscriminate’ and ‘arbitrary invasion’ than this systematic and high tech collection and retention of personal data on virtually every single citizen for purposes of querying and analyzing it without prior judicial approval,” said Leon, a judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. “Surely, such a program infringes on ‘that degree of privacy’ that the founders enshrined in the Fourth Amendment.”The strongly worded decision stands in contrast to the secret deliberations of 15 judges on the nation’s surveillance court, which hears only the government’s side of cases and since 2006 has held in a series of classified rulings that the program is lawful.A Justice Department spokesman, Andrew Ames, said Monday that the government was reviewing Leon’s decision. “We believe the program is constitutional as previous judges have found,” he said.The challenge to the NSA’s once-classified collection of phone records is one of a series of cases filed in federal court since the program’s existence was revealed in June by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.Snowden praised the ruling in a statement made to journalist Glenn Greenwald, who received NSA documents from Snowden and first reported on the program’s existence.“I acted on my belief that the NSA’s mass surveillance programs would not withstand a constitutional challenge, and that the American public deserved a chance to see these issues determined by open courts,” said Snowden, who has received temporary asylum in Russia, where he is seeking to avoid U.S. prosecution under the Espionage Act for leaking NSA documents. “Today, a secret program authorized by a secret court was, when exposed to the light of day, found to violate Americans’ rights. It is the first of many.”The ruling also comes as Congress is debating whether to end the NSA’s “bulk” collection of phone data or endorse it in statute. The White House, U.S. officials say, supports maintaining the program.“It will be very difficult for the administration to argue that the NSA’s call-tracking program should continue when a federal judge has found it to be unconstitutional,” said Jameel Jaffer, deputy legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union, which has also sued the government over the program’s constitutionality.But George Washington University law professor Orin Kerr said, “It gives opponents of the NSA program more fuel to add to the fire, but its legal impact is quite limited because the case now just goes to the court of appeals.”The government has stressed that the program collects only “metadata,” such as numbers dialed and the times and lengths of calls, but no phone content or subscriber names. Officials say that only numbers linked to suspected terrorists are run against the database.Leon’s opinion countered that the program is so sweeping — the database easily contains billions of records — that it amounts to a “dragnet” that intrudes on the constitutional expectation of privacy. He dismissed the government’s claim that “special needs” requiring quick access to data that could thwart a terrorist plot make a warrant impracticable. “No court has ever recognized a special need sufficient to justify continuous, daily searches of virtually every American citizen without any particularized suspicion,” he said.The government’s legal justification for the call-tracking program is based on a 1979 case, Smith v. Maryland, which involved the surveillance of one criminal suspect over a two-day period. In that case, the Supreme Court said that Americans have no expectation of privacy in the telephone metadata that companies hold as business records, and that therefore a warrant is not required to obtain such information.A succession of judges on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court have adopted the government’s argument based on that ruling.But Leon said the question the Supreme Court confronted in 1979 is not the same as the one he was faced with. “Indeed, the question in this case can more properly be styled as follows: When do present-day circumstances — the evolutions in the government’s surveillance capabilities, citizens’ phone habits, and the relationship between the NSA and telecom companies — become so thoroughly unlike those considered by the Supreme Court 34 years ago, that a precedent like Smith does not apply?” he wrote. “The answer, unfortunately for the government, is now.”Kerr said Leon is wrong to suggest that Smith no longer applies. That decision, he said, draws a clear distinction between the collection of data on numbers dialed and on call content. The metadata information the government is gathering today, Kerr said, is the same type of information the court said that law enforcement could collect more than 30 years ago.“The opinion is more valid now than it was,” Kerr said, adding that “it’s up to the Supreme Court to overturn its decision, not trial judges.”Leon, who was appointed by President George W. Bush in 2002, said the government has played down the program’s invasiveness.The “almost-Orwellian technology” that allows the government to collect, store and analyze phone metadata is “unlike anything that could have been conceived in 1979” and, “at best, the stuff of science fiction,” he said.Klayman, the founder of the public interest group Freedom Watch, called Leon’s ruling “courageous.”“This is a warning to both parties that they’d better start observing the rule of law and protecting the American people or there will be severe consequences,” he said.Leon rejected the government’s argument that Klayman and a co-plaintiff — the father of an NSA cryptologist killed in Afghanistan in 2011 — lacked standing to bring the suit, because they were customers of Verizon Wireless, which has not been publicly revealed as taking part in the program.“The government,” he said, says it has created a “comprehensive” database — “in which case, the NSA must have collected metadata from Verizon Wireless, the single largest wireless carrier in the United States.”Yet, at the same time, he wrote, the government asserts that the plaintiffs lack standing “based on the theoretical possibility” that the NSA has not collected Verizon’s records. “Candor of this type defies common sense and does not exactly inspire confidence!” he wrote.To draw an analogy using a Beatles rock band reference, he wrote that omitting Verizon Wireless, AT&T or Sprint “would be like omitting John, Paul and George” and building a “Ringo-only database.”Also on Monday, Verizon Communications — the parent company of Verizon Wireless — filed a motion to be dismissed as a defendant in the case, based in part on a certification also filed Monday by the deputy attorney general that the company has immunity against lawsuits since it was compelled by a court order to comply with the government’s request for data. That immunity was authorized under a 2008 law known as the FISA Amendments Act.Washington Post staff writers Greg Miller, Sari Horwitz, Julie Tate and Peter Wallsten contributed to this report.© 2013, The Washington Post Facebook Comments Related posts:Costa Rica’s Chinchilla says NSA spying has been a ‘blow to U.S. credibility’ The NSA has surveillance system to record ‘100 percent’ of a foreign country’s phone calls Obama to propose ending NSA bulk data collection USAID sent young Costa Ricans undercover to Cuba in anti-government scheme, AP reports
Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family In a pre-election debate on Wednesday, Nikolic urged voters to “punish Tadic for unfulfilled promises.”“Sunday is our last chance for change!” he said on state television.Tadic called for stability so that Serbia can move forward in its EU bid. He accused Nikolic of fueling instability and possible violence with his allegations of vote rigging.“May 20 will be a referendum over which way Serbia will take, whether it will go straight to the EU or take a turn or two,” Tadic said. “I believe that the only way forward for Serbia is toward the European Union.”(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Top Stories Sponsored Stories Comments Share Tadic was half a percent ahead of Nikolic in the first round of voting on May 6, while Nikolic’s Progressive Party won the most votes for parliament. Nationalists claimed the vote was rigged _ a charge that is fueling fears of possible violence in the runoff.The outcome is critical for Serbia’s hopes of moving toward EU membership and shaking off its image as an international pariah from the 1990s’ Balkans wars under late strongman Slobodan Milosevic.Tadic led Serbia’s EU bid when it became a candidate for entry in March, following the long-awaited arrest of Mladic and former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic. His government turned the two over to a U.N. tribunal in the Netherlands to face genocide charges for their role in the 1992-95 Bosnian war.Both Mladic and Karadzic had long been untouchable as heroes to Serbia’s nationalists _ including Nikolic _ who organized violent protests against Karadzic’s arrest in 2008. Tadic handed over Mladic last year, after police tracked him down to a cousin’s house north of Belgrade. The former general is accused of orchestrating the slaughter of 8,000 Muslim men and boys at Srebrenica, Europe’s worst massacre since World War II. A pre-election survey by Ipsos Strategic Marketing agency published last week, gave Tadic 52 percent over Nikolic’s 48. Tadic’s camp is also likely to form the next government together with third-placed Socialists _ once-Milosevic’s party _ which has allied with Tadic.Tensions soared last week when Nikolic accused Tadic’s camp of election fraud during the general vote on May 6. He alleged that reformists had printed extra ballots and tampered with voters’ lists to rob him of half a million votes _ a claim dismissed by both the election authorities and the state prosecutor.If he wins, Tadic will have a chance to push forward Serbia’s EU bid and try to win a date for opening accession talks. The new government also must introduce painful economic reform and move to root out corruption in order to move closer to EU membership.Tadic has also overseen a more conciliatory stance toward Serbia’s neighbors and former Balkan war foes, including Kosovo, the former province which split in 2008.Nikolic has said he would abandon the EU plan if it means that Serbia must give up the claim on Kosovo, and he has forged an alliance with the staunchly anti-EU party of former premier Vojislav Kostunica. Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy Associated PressBELGRADE, Serbia (AP) – Serbs seem poised this weekend to re-elect a reformist who arrested Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic, rejecting a nationalist promising closer ties with Russia _ in a sign that the troubled Balkan nation is edging away from its 1990s war legacy.Boris Tadic, who championed Serbia’s bid to become a member of the European Union, was leading the polls against former right-wing extremist Tomislav Nikolic, days ahead of the key presidential runoff on Sunday. A year later, it appears that Serbia has moved on.As Mladic’s genocide trial started in the Hague tribunal this week, it caused no stir in Serbia, with media only carrying brief reports from the courtroom. Mladic was largely ignored in campaigning by the presidential candidates, who focused on economic problems instead.“That (war crimes) is no longer a topic,” said Natasa Kandic, a leading human rights activist in Serbia. She added that “Mladic was the topic when Serbia was under pressure to arrest him.”Tadic has built his presidential bid around his pro-EU policies, but his biggest problem remains the economic downturn and corruption within the ruling elite. Faced with the global financial crisis, which slowed down much needed foreign investments, Tadic’s government has seen massive job losses and plummeting living standards.Nikolic, who narrowly lost two earlier presidential votes against Tadic, claims to have shifted from being staunchly anti-Western to pro-EU, and says that he wants Serbia both “in the West and the East.” Nikolic has close ties with Russia and has even in the past envisaged Serbia as a Russian province.Nikolic’s populism has struck a chord with voters, who warmed to his criticism of widespread social injustice and corruption in Serbia and promises of jobs, financial security and billions of dollars in foreign investment. 5 ways to recognize low testosterone
Go back to the enewsletterGuests booking Lefay Resort & SPA Dolomiti in Northern Italy with Virtuoso will be offered a range of exclusive perks as part of the Virtuoso Hotels & Resorts’ Preview Program.Lefay Resort & SPA Dolomiti is set in the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where the charms of nature can be explored year-round. In winter, glaciers and snow-capped peaks are ideal for skiers of all levels as the resort lies in the Madonna di Campiglio ski region. It offers 150 kms of slopes, four snowboard parks and a single ski pass for the entire area, the largest in Italy’s northern province of Trentino. In summer the mountains, rivers, lakes and waterfalls provide the perfect setting for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Two nine-hole golf courses are also located just a few minutes from the resort.Drawing inspiration from local mountain buildings, materials including wood and stone as well as simple finishes reflect the character of the Dolomites. The property’s 22 Wellness Residences and 88 suites feature Lefay’s signature elements of light, nature, silence and open spaces. Suites reflect Lefay’s concept of capturing nature indoors through wide spaces, natural fabrics and local materials including chestnut wood and leather, all of which blend seamlessly with modern technologies. Suites start at over 600 square feet up to the Royal Pool & SPA Suite, which can be as spacious as almost 4,000 square feet. It includes an indoor whirlpool, two saunas, treatment zone and terrace whirlpool.The property is set to debut on 1 August.“This property will bring to life the values of the Lefay brand, including sustainability, wellness, and harmony with its environment,” says Albert Herrera, Virtuoso’s Senior Vice President of Global Product Partnerships. “In an era where Italy reigns in popularity as a luxury destination, and adventure travel a top trend, Lefay Resort & SPA Dolomiti is debuting at the right time in the right place.”The Virtuoso Hotels & Resorts’ Preview Program at Lefay Resort & SPA Dolomiti includes:Upgrade upon arrival, if available50-minute massage for twoDinner for two (excluding alcohol, taxes and gratuities)Buffet breakfast daily for twoEarly check-in and late checkout, if availableThese complimentary advantages at Lefay Resort & SPA Dolomiti are available only through a Virtuoso travel advisor. Travellers can book directly with an advisor or online at www.virtuoso.com, where they will be matched with an advisor to service the reservation and other aspects of the trip. To locate an advisor, visit https://www.virtuoso.com/advisorsGo back to the enewsletter
The National Unity Party (UBP) took first place in the elections in the north on Sunday, but failed to win a majority making some form of a coalition arrangement all but inevitable.UBP’s 35.5 per cent (21 seats) was followed by the Republican Turkish Party (CTP) with 20.9 per cent of the vote (12 seats) and the People’s Party (HP) with 17 per cent (9 seats).The Communal Democracy Party (TDP) managed 8.65 per cent (3 seats), the Democratic Party (DP) won 7.84 per cent (two seats), while the Rebirth Party (YDP) on just 7 per cent got three seats because of the multiple voting system.In an election dominated by allegations of corruption, bribery and cronyism, many voters appeared to have lost faith in the ability of their leaders to represent their interests. This was reflected in the poor turnout which dropped from 69.41 per cent to 66.2 per cent.Notably, the Cyprus problem was relegated to the sidelines as parties chose to base their election campaigns on tackling day-to-day issues. CTP – historically a party that has forcefully advocated a solution to the Cyprus problem – chose to focus on changing the ‘rotten’ status quo.”But speaking after it was clear his party had clinched first place, UBP leader Huseyin Ozgurgun said the people had given the party a mandate. He said the UBP’s goal is to gain an even higher level of prosperity and to ensure the protection of the Turkish Cypriot people.Ozgurgun, who was congratulated by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday, also said the UBP “had always made the best coalition governments”, adding that the future of Turkish Cypriots would be “open and bright”.Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci also congratulated Ozgurgun on his party’s success on Monday and made phone calls to the other party leaders.Responding to a question on how the election results will affect the stalled Cyprus talks, Akinci pointed out that he was an “independent president” and that he didn’t support any side due to his status.“Of course, every election as every new year, as every new day, is a new beginning. I hope this will be a new beginning for our people,” Akinci said, speaking after he voted on Sunday.The Republican Turkish Party saw a large drop in its share of the vote, 17.5 percentage points less compared to the elections in 2013.In the 28 July 2013 election Ozkan Yorgancioglu and his Republican Turkish Party saw victory with 38 per cent of the vote and 21 seats.CTP party leader Tufan Erhurman said on Sunday he didn’t think his party would approve a coalition agreement with the UBP.Former chief negotiator Kudret Ozersay’s new People’s Party (HP) surprised many with its share of the vote and again vowed not to “be a partner of the status quo” ruling out a forming a coalition with the UBP.Expressing his disappointment over the results, Ozersay said on Monday the majority of voters opted for the continuation of the status quo “despite the continued unlawfulness, irregularities and unethical practices”.After a meeting of the party’s hierarchy, Ozersay did however leave open the possibility of partnering up with DP “depending on the aims of that potential coalition”.Serdar Denktash’s DP, who are partners to the current ‘government’, suffered a huge drop only managing to get 7.84 per cent of the vote with two seats, down from 23 per cent and 12 seats in 2013.“I don’t think we deserved this result but we will look to the future and carry on fighting,” Denktash said on Sunday.Rebirth Party chairman Erhan Arikli hailed his party’s work ethic and said their efforts led to them overcoming the five per cent threshold to getting into ‘parliament’. Arikli added that he thought a three-way coalition agreement was likely.The Rebirth Party is mainly composed of Turkish settlers and looks to keep close relations with Turkey.A quick assessment of the results indicates a nationalist three-way coalition the most likely. UBP’s 21, DP’s two and YDP’s three seats would give the three parties 26 seats from an overall 50 in ‘parliament’.Another possible, but unlikely arrangement is a CTP, HP, TDP and DP coalition also giving the parties 26 seats. If the parties fail to agree a deal, fresh elections could also be on the table.Alluding to the unstable nature of coalitions in the north, AKP MP Burhan Kuzu from Turkey suggested replacing the current system with a ‘presidential’ one. There has been debate among the Turkish Cypriots in recent months on the potential merits of following Turkey’s lead in replacing the political system.There have been three coalitions in north in the last four years.Akinci will meet the party leaders separately and start the process of forming a new government after the final results are published in the ‘official’ gazette.The Turkish Cypriot ‘election board’ said that out of a total of 190,553 registered voters 126,196 cast their ballot, a participation rate of 66.2 per cent. 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31Jul Walsh lauds support of Livonia business expansion, job creation Categories: News The City of Livonia will receive business expansion support from the Michigan Strategic Fund, helping generate local capital investment of up to $8.7 million while creating as many as 200 new jobs, announced state Rep. John Walsh, R-Livonia.“The City of Livonia worked hard to secure the expansion bid from Roush and out-competed other contenders in Illinois, New Hampshire, Colorado and Florida,” Walsh said. “Our region and the state are both dedicated to building a bright future for Michigan, and this is one more step to fostering a fantastic business community.”The $1 million grant is from the Michigan Business Development Program, which allocates funds from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation based on performance. With the help of this grant, the cities of Livonia and Allen Park will offer the use of municipal facilities so Roush can expand the engineering and manufacturing of automotive performance products and alternative fuel systems for fleet vehicles.###