Globalport slips past Magnolia in close preseason contest

first_imgAfter 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Stanley Pringle then capitalized on a Magnolia turnover and score a mid-range jumper with 1:02 left in the fourth that increased Globalport’s lead to five, 82-77.Magnolia’s Aldrech Ramos cut the deficit to two, 82-80, after a three-pointer with 13 seconds left, but Stanley Pringle’s free-throw line split with 5.4 seconds left ensured the victory for the Batang Pier.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingPringle finished with 18 points, 10 assists, five rebounds, and two steals for Globalport while Ryan Araña and Kelly Nabong added 16 and 14 points, respectively.Ramos had 15 points to lead the Hotshot scorers while Ian Sangalang and Mark Barroca added 14 apiece. ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 MOST READ 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 Pre-season game between Globalport Batang Pier vs Magnolia Hotshots. Photo from PBA.phGlobalport mustered a last gasp win over Magnolia in an PBA preseason game, 83-80, Thursday at Claret School in Quezon City.The Batang Pier scored five unanswered points with less than two minutes remaining in the game with Kelly Nabong first hitting a three-pointer at the 1:44 mark to give Globalport an 80-77 buffer.ADVERTISEMENT Malditas save PH from shutout Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim View comments LATEST STORIES From Bong to Kiefer: Taulava has come full circle with the Ravenas The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Rafael Nadal’s participation in 2017 Barcelona Open confirmed

first_imgThe organising committee of the Barcelona Open on Tuesday confirmed the presence of Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal in next year’s edition of the tournament, which will see his 13th participation in the ATP World Tour 500 series event. (Latest Tennis stories)Nadal, who dropped to the ninth position on the ATP rankings due to injury, will return to the clay courts for the 65th edition of the Barcelona Open, which is scheduled to be held from April 22 through April 30, 2017, reports Efe.The Spaniard is the tournament’s defending champion, after he defeated Japanese player Kei Nishikori 6-4, 7-5 in the final of last year’s edition.last_img read more

The 4-step guide to turning one-time event participants into lasting donors

first_imgDid you know that the average participant in your fundraising races or walks recruits three to four donors for your cause? Unfortunately, most organizations do little to cultivate these new supporters, writing them off as tangential. Are you doing all you could to embrace these friends of friends?Think about doing more, says a new eBook from Event360. Their guide outlines a four-step process for identifying, engaging, qualifying, cultivating and converting event donors.“>“While an event donor’s motivation to support an organization is often secondary to that of supporting the event participant, these donor motivations can be changed—from having an affinity to participant to having an affinity to cause and organization,” says the guide.So how do you do that? Treat event donors the same say you would treat a friend of a friend. The burden is on you to pursue a deeper relationship and engage them outside of their relationship with the event participant. If you do not take the first step, chance are the relationship will never move beyond their support of the event participant, according to Event360.Be sure to:1. Learn as much as you can about these friends of friends. Collect contact information.2. Engage them. Show the donor that you want to get to know them with plenty of communication. You’re not yet making an ask, you’re setting the stage for the ask.3. Qualify and cultivate. Single out interested potential supports and offer them a variety of ways to help.4. Convert. Make the ask! Check out the guide for great tips on how to do this and each of these steps. It’s free!last_img read more

Indian police sports contingent felicitated for winning 321 medals in international event

first_imgNew Delhi, Jul 2 (PTI) The 101-member Indian police contingent, which returned with a record breaking haul of 321 medals from the 17th World Police and Fire Games in the United States, was felicitated by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh here today.The contingent bagged 151 gold, 99 silver and 71 bronze medals in seven events, said Director of Intelligence Bureau Rajiv Jain, who is also the chairman of the All India Police Sports Control Board.It is a rarest of the rare occasion where each team member has won a medal irrespective of individual or relay events in which they participated, he said.Addressing the athletes, the home minister encouraged the police sportspersons to double the medals tally during the next World Police & Fire Games at Chengdu in China. In these games, about 8,000 sportspersons from 68 countries from all over the world took part in 83 events and the Indian police contingent participated only in seven sports events — athletics, archery, wrestling, boxing, judo, swimming and shooting and gave their best performance breaking earlier records.Singh said the central government has raised the prize money for the medal winners. An amount of Rs 50,000 has been sanctioned for winners of gold medal, Rs 45,000 for silver and Rs 40,000 for bronze medals along with a certificate of participation in each event. PTI ACB ACB SNESNElast_img read more

People believe one needs power hitter at top but I trust my methods: Ajinkya Rahane

first_imgIndia’s Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane Saturday said that there is a misconception that only power hitters are successful at the top-order as players have their own methods to keep the scoreboard ticking.It’s been more than a year that Rahane is out of Indian ODI team but he still will like to stick to his own method.”People always talk about power at the top but it is important to believe in your abilities and your own methods. It’s not all about power-hitting, someone has to play an anchoring role and guys around him can play power-hitting shots,” the diminutive right-handed batsman told ESPN Cricinfo.”I always believed in my abilities and it’s important to stick to your game. As long as you are focussing your game that’s what matters.”Out-of-favour Rahane last played an ODI for India in February 16, 2018 against South Africa in Centurion.Talking about the upcoming World Cup, Rahane said despite the loss to Australia in the five-match ODI series at home, India are still a strong contender to lift the Cup.He, however, feels New Zealand, England and an “unpredictable” West Indies will pose serious threats to India’s title chances in the World Cup.”I think personally we (India) have a very strong side. The cricket which we are playing recently is magnificent. The challenge in the World Cup will be to gather that momentum early and continue that. But I feel in ICC tournaments, it is important to give your best in each and every game,” Rahane said.advertisement”Apart from India, New Zealand is a very good ODI side and do well in ICC tournaments. West Indies is unpredictable but dangerous team and also England. Playing England in England is going to be challenging.”It is important to focus on our strengths and be positive all the time,” he added.Rahane, who will be leading Rajasthan Royals in the upcoming Indian Premier League, will be hoping for a good outing with the bat in the T20 tournament to knock on the doors of the national selectors ahead of the World Cup.Rahane said the return of Steve Smith will be a big bonus for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL.”It’s good to have him (Smith) back as a Rajasthan Royals player. He is a quality player and it’s always good to have him in your team. Also to pick his mind will be very important. We all know his ability to win matches,” he said.Asked about Royals’ challenge this season, the skipper said: “The challenge is to be consistent because the players are coming from all the different countries. It is important to stay together, stick together.”As long as we are enjoying each others success and backing each other we are on the right track. It is important to be positive and fearless as a team.””We have got a good blend of youth and experience and it is important to make use of each and every individual,” he said.Also Read | I am no slouch in white ball cricket: Ravichandran Ashwin on ODI exclusionlast_img read more

Modi Xi to meet at SCO summit

first_imgBeijing: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping next week on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit at Bishkek, the first meeting between the two leaders after the formation of the new government, Indian envoy Vikram Misri announced Thursday. “In recent years, India and China have been able to build a very mature and stable relationship. The informal summit between Prime Minister Modi and President Xi in Wuhan last year was a milestone and has been instrumental in taking our relations to a new height,” Misri said. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoCThe Indian ambassador was speaking after inaugurating India’s Synthite Industries’ 3rd manufacturing facility at Wucheng county in Dezhou in China’s Shandong province. It is worth mentioning that last year, our leaders met four times on the sidelines of different multi-lateral meetings. Next week, they are again meeting in Bishkek on the sidelines of the SCO Summit,” he said. The SCO summit is due to be held on June 13-14 in the Kyrgyzstan capital. Also Read – Two squadrons which participated in Balakot airstrike awarded citationsThe SCO is a China-led 8-member security bloc with India and Pakistan being admitted to the grouping in 2017. This will be their first meeting after Modi’s re-election following the stunning victory of the BJP in the general elections. Xi extended his “heartfelt congratulations” to Prime Minister Modi for winning the general elections, in a rare gesture of greeting a foreign leader well before the official announcement of the results. Misri said the economic and commercial engagement between India and China constitutes a major component of the bilateral relations with bilateral trade which crossed USD 95 billion last year and is set to cross USD 100 billion this year. In December last year, Prime Minister Modi met President Xi on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Argentina and discussed joint efforts to further enhance mutual trust and friendship between the two giant neighbours.last_img read more

Restructuring of Himachal Cong to start from July 30

first_imgDharamsala: After the Lok Sabha debacle, the restructuring of the Himachal Pradesh Congress at all levels will start from July 30. State party chief Kuldeep Singh Rathore said here on Sunday said those occupying party posts for years would be removed and the flatterers would be sidelined. When asked about the bypolls to the Dharamsala and Pachad, the Congress leader said despite the party having established leaders in the constituencies, names of the candidates would be decided by the high command.last_img read more

Triple Talaq SC issues notice to Centre on plea against new law

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to examine the validity of a newly enacted law which makes the practice of instant divorce through triple talaq among Muslims a punishable offence entailing imprisonment of up to three years. A bench of justices N V Ramana and Ajay Rastogi issued notice the Centre on a batch of petitions which has sought to declare The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act 2019 as “unconstitutional” on grounds that it allegedly violates the provisions of the Constitution. “We will examine this,” the bench told senior advocate Salman Khurshid, who was appearing for one of the petitioners. Khurshid told the bench that there were many dimensions, including making the practice a punishable offence and jail term of up to three years, which was required to be examined by the top court.last_img read more

Ontario health minister resigns to lead discussion on national pharmacare plan

first_imgOTTAWA – Tuesday’s federal budget will establish a national advisory group with former Ontario health minister Eric Hoskins at the helm that will work towards setting up a Canada-wide pharmacare plan, sources say.Hoskins himself dropped a major clue about the no-longer-so-secret plan Monday when he abruptly resigned both his cabinet position and his seat in the provincial legislature, saying he was leaving “to continue building better health care for all Canadians” and that his “path and journey will become clearer in the days ahead.”In conversations with The Canadian Press, senior government officials — speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss matters not yet made public — confirmed both the plans for a national pharmacare effort and the fact Hoskins will play a leading role.They say the government hopes to have a plan that can be implemented in next year’s budget, just in time for the 2019 election — likely an effort to outflank the upstart NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, who has promised to make national pharmacare one of his central priorities.Hoskins’ role as Ontario health minister has given him credibility with the provinces, which should come in handy in guiding discussions among a group of governments that has never been able to agree about what prescription drugs should be covered.Organizations such as the Canadian Labour Congress have been urging the federal government to lay out a timeline during which they will work with provinces and territories to “design and implement a universal, comprehensive, national public prescription drug program that covers all Canadians.”In its pre-budget recommendations, the congress said the country’s current system is an inefficient, expensive patchwork that has left 3.5 million Canadians unable to afford the medication they need. The group says Canada is the only developed country in the world with a universal health-care program that doesn’t include a universal prescription drug plan.In a statement Monday, Hoskins gave no reason for his departure, beyond the hints about his future, and said his resignation would be effective immediately.During his time as health minister, the Ontario government introduced a pharmacare plan that covers 4,400 medications for people under 25. The strategy, which was a key component of last year’s provincial budget, took effect in January.Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne thanked Hoskins for his work and said Helena Jaczek would take over as health minister.“I am so grateful for the work Eric has done to continue improving Ontario’s world-class health care system to better support patients and their families,” Wynne said.“He has also been instrumental in making sure Ontario is leading the effort to expand our system with historic initiatives like OHIP+, which has made prescription drugs free for everyone under the age of 25.”The parliamentary budget watchdog calculated last fall that a national, universal pharmacare program would cost more than $19 billion, but could still slash the overall price tag for drugs in this country by more than $4 billion annually.The savings would come largely from the impact of bulk purchases of drugs, allowing Health Canada to negotiate better prices for most pharmaceuticals, as well as an increase in the use of generic drugs.Eliminating all out-of-pocket expenses for prescription drugs would likely help Canadians who choose not to fill or renew prescriptions, or skip doses, because of the high cost of buying medicine. A 2015 poll from Angus Reid suggested one-quarter of Canadians fall into that category.The parliamentary budget office analysis found that in the 2015-16 fiscal year, about $28.5 billion was spent on pharmaceuticals in Canada, not including medicines provided to patients in hospitals. Provinces and the federal government paid for $13.1 billion of that, private insurance companies covered $10.7 billion and individual Canadians were on the hook for $4.7 billion.Using lists of drugs covered by provincial health plans, the PBO decided about $24.6 billion would be eligible for coverage by a national pharmacare program. The rest was spent on drugs that are not currently covered.Hoskins, who had been a member of the Ontario legislature since 2009 and health minister since 2014, was the fourth high-profile Ontario Liberal to step down just months ahead of a provincial election. He is a physician and a Rhodes Scholar.The move comes roughly a month after Wynne shuffled several senior portfolios in her cabinet to prepare for the departure of three ministers who announced they would not run in the June election. Many of the ministers involved in the shuffle represented ridings in the Greater Toronto Area, which will be a key battleground in the election.— with files from Jordan Press and Joan Brydenlast_img read more

Trump assails Canadian tariffs accuses people of smuggling US goods home

first_imgOTTAWA – U.S. President Donald Trump is accusing Canadians of buying products south of the border, then sneaking them back home — all because of what he calls “massive” tariffs on American goods.Trump, speaking to a gathering of small business owners in Washington, is railing again against the North American Free Trade Agreement, saying the U.S. can no longer afford to be the “stupid country.”He says Canada imposes such onerous tariffs on U.S. products — shoes, for instance — that people are forced to “scuff ’em up” in order to “smuggle” them home.Trump says he’s looking out for American farmers and manufacturers, and again takes issue with Canada’s supply management system for dairy farmers.His comments as the official Opposition calls for an emergency debate in the House of Commons over the future of the Canada-U.S. trade.Conservative foreign affairs critic Erin O’Toole says Canadians need to see their elected representatives addressing what is the biggest economic crisis in their lifetime — but Commons Speaker Geoff Regan says the issue doesn’t meet the requirements for an emergency debate.last_img read more

Casablanca to Host Second Smart City Expo in May

Rabat – The world’s leading urban development specialists will gather at the second edition of Smart City Expo on May 17 and 18 at Hayat Regency in Casablanca. The symposium will bring together a number of international experts to discuss the development of smart cities as well as the means to deal with urban challenges in the African continent.Organized by Casablanca Events and Animation, the event will focus on several themes, including sustainable energy and climate change, innovation and technology, and future mobility solutions. Experts, representatives of the most technologically advanced cities, enterprises, research centers, universities, and international organizations will all participate in this second edition, with the aim of sharing their knowledge and experiences.The event also  aims to create social and cultural ties, hoping to make the city of Casablanca a space for innovation and creativity. Casablanca had been selected by Smart City Expo World Congress organized by Fira De Barcelona Institution as the host city of the event. read more

Man who reportedly caught wife cheating charged with assaulting her lover

… wife and alleged lover cross charged with assaulting accusedA man who told Magistrate Judy Latchman that he caught his reputed wife cheating on him, was on Monday charged with unlawfully assaulting the man whom he reportedly caught her with.Left: Laurel Gill and Seon MeredithLaurel Gill, 47, of Cummings Street, North Cummingsburg pleaded guilty with explanation when the charge was read to him which alleged that he assaulted Seon Meredith to cause him actual bodily harm on May 10, 2018 at the Kingston Seawalls.Gill told the Court that he caught the woman whom he was about to marry with Meredith in a car at the Kingston seawall in a compromising position which caused him to almost “fall unconscious”. According to the man, he was left in a shocked and stunned state.He however, denied that he attacked the two with a knife as was disclosed to the Court by Police Prosecutor Arvin Moore. As such, Magistrate Latchman entered him into a not guilty plea.Moore however, added that upon seeing the two, Gill pulled out a knife which is currently in Police custody and attacked them causing both to receive injuries.Gill was granted bail in the sum of $120,000 and is expected to return to Court on May 21, 2018.Meanwhile, the reputed wife, Telesha Dazzle,30, and Meredith were also crossed charged for assaulting Gill and placed on $30,000 bail each.Meredith told the Court that his father owns a property where Dazzle houses her business.He noted that her husband constantly accuses him of having an affair with the woman but denied same.The man told the Court that on the day in question; Dazzle and him went shopping when she started complaining of headaches. As such they went to the seawall to “get some breeze”.They will also appear next in Court on May 21, 2018 when the matter is expected to continue. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedPoliceman charged for threatening to kill girlfriendSeptember 9, 2017In “Court”‘Gaza Kim’ ordered to pay $15,000 compensation for assaulting child…says he was “joking around”January 20, 2016In “Crime”Man remanded for beating pregnant wife who refuses to give evidence against himJanuary 2, 2014In “Crime” read more

Chercheurs et climatologues se mobilisent contre Claude Allègre

first_imgChercheurs et climatologues se mobilisent contre Claude AllègreFrance – 410 chercheurs et climatologues en colère ont adressé une lettre ouverte à Valérie Pécresse, l’actuelle ministre de l’Education et de la Recherche afin qu’elle réagisse face aux “affirmations péremptoires” lancées par Claude Allègre dans le livre qu’il a récemment publié. Ils souhaitent de surcroît qu’elle réaffirme “sa confiance vis-à-vis de leur intégrité et du sérieux de leurs travaux”.”Depuis plusieurs mois, des scientifiques reconnus dans leurs domaines respectifs dénigrent les sciences du climat et l’organisation de l’expertise internationale, criant à l’imposture scientifique”, écrivent les universitaires et chercheurs en sciences du climat dans cette lettre relayée aujourd’hui par Libération, courrier qui cite notamment l’ancien ministre de l’Education nationale, Claude Allègre.  “Ces accusations ou affirmations péremptoires ne passent pas par le filtre standard des publications scientifiques” jugent-ils, affirmant que ces auteurs “oublient les principes de base de l’éthique scientifique, rompant le pacte moral qui lie chaque scientifique avec la société”. “Nous pensons que ces accusations demandent une réaction de votre part, et l’expression publique de votre confiance vis-à-vis de notre intégrité et du sérieux de nos travaux”, concluent universitaires et chercheurs. Dans son livre, intitulé L’imposture climatique ou la fausse écologie, l’ancien ministre de l’Éducation nationale, de la Recherche et de la Technologie Claude Allègre accuse le Groupe intergouvernemental d’experts sur l’évolution du climat (Giec) de mobiliser la planète autour “d’un mythe sans fondement” et met ainsi en doute ses travaux. L’entourage de Valérie Pécresse affirme que la ministre a assuré sa confiance aux climatologues. Elle aurait, suite à cette révolte, demandé au président de l’Académie des sciences Jean Salençon, d’organiser au plus vite “une confrontation sereine des points de vue et des méthodes” sur la question du réchauffement climatique. Claude Allègre, interrogé par Libération, a quant à lui qualifié de “pétition nulle et stupide” l’action des chercheurs et climatologues, ajoutant que ces derniers avaient “gaspillé beaucoup d’argent public” et qu’ils avaient “peur de perdre des moyens, peur de perdre leur job”.Le 1 avril 2010 à 15:12 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Instagram Direct Messaging Might Be Coming to Your Desktop

first_img Instagram’s direct messaging feature might be coming to your desktop apps and web browsers soon.On Tuesday, software engineer Jane Manchun Wong shared screenshots of desktop versions of Instagram Direct, CNET reported. The tipster also told Twitter users that Instagram, which is a Facebook-owned social media service, removed access to the direct messaging prototype that she discovered.Instagram is testing Direct on Web— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) February 12, 2019Instagram did not provide comment on its direct messaging initiatives, so it’s unknown when users will expect to see direct messaging on their desktop apps and web browsers.Instagram’s direct messaging update follows Facebook’s plans to merge its messaging services. Last month, Facebook said it aims to unify Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram, which most likely won’t take place until 2020. This update would enable users to easily send messages across the three social messaging apps without tech issues.More on Is Reportedly Integrating Its Social Messaging AppsInstagram to Hide Self-Harm Images Behind ‘Sensitivity Screens’Video of Instagram Model Bitten by Wild Pig Goes Viral Report: Facebook Developing ‘Threads’ App For Close FriendsFall For the Viral Instagram Hoax? So Did Lots of Celebs Stay on targetlast_img read more

WWE to release Second Quarter 2019 report to investors on Thursday, July 25

first_img Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Roman Reigns is in Remission Google+ Twitter Now Playing Up Next Mike Tedesco RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWEs Becky Lynch Invited To RAW Facebook Videos Articles WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Becky Lynchcenter_img WWE issued the following press release:WWE® To Report Second Quarter 2019 ResultsSTAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– WWE (NYSE:WWE) announced that it will report its second quarter 2019 results on Thursday, July 25, 2019, before the opening of the market. The Company’s Chairman & CEO, Vincent K. McMahon, and Co-Presidents, George A. Barrios and Michelle D. Wilson, will host a conference call beginning at 11:00 a.m. ET to discuss the results.All interested parties are welcome to listen to a live web cast that will be hosted through the Company’s web site at Participants can access the conference call by dialing 855-200-4993 (toll free) or 323-794-2092 from outside the U.S. (conference ID for both lines: 6382878). Please reserve a line approximately 10 minutes prior to the start time of the conference call.The earnings presentation referenced during the call will be made available on July 25, 2019 at A replay of the call will be available approximately two hours after the conference call concludes, and can be accessed on the Company’s web site.About WWEWWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The Company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE’s TV-PG, family-friendly programming can be seen in more than 800 million homes worldwide in 25 languages. WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 over-the-top premium network that includes all live pay-per-views, scheduled programming and a massive video-on-demand library, is currently available in more than 180 countries. The Company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Dubai, Munich and Tokyo.Additional information on WWE (NYSE: WWE) can be found at and For information on our global activities, go to All WWE programming, talent names, images, likenesses, slogans, wrestling moves, trademarks, logos and copyrights are the exclusive property of WWE and its subsidiaries. All other trademarks, logos and copyrights are the property of their respective owners.Forward-Looking Statements: This press release contains forward-looking statements pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which are subject to various risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, risks relating to: entering, maintaining and renewing major distribution agreements; WWE Network (including the risk that we are unable to attract, retain and renew subscribers); our need to continue to develop creative and entertaining programs and events; the possibility of a decline in the popularity of our brand of sports entertainment; the continued importance of key performers and the services of Vincent K. McMahon; possible adverse changes in the regulatory atmosphere and related private sector initiatives; the highly competitive, rapidly changing and increasingly fragmented nature of the markets in which we operate and greater financial resources or marketplace presence of many of our competitors; uncertainties associated with international markets including possible disruptions and reputational risks; our difficulty or inability to promote and conduct our live events and/or other businesses if we do not comply with applicable regulations; our dependence on our intellectual property rights, our need to protect those rights, and the risks of our infringement of others’ intellectual property rights; the complexity of our rights agreements across distribution mechanisms and geographical areas; potential substantial liability in the event of accidents or injuries occurring during our physically demanding events including, without limitation, claims alleging traumatic brain injury; large public events as well as travel to and from such events; our feature film business; our expansion into new or complementary businesses and/or strategic investments; our computer systems and online operations; privacy norms and regulations; a possible decline in general economic conditions and disruption in financial markets; our accounts receivable; our indebtedness including our convertible notes; litigation; our potential failure to meet market expectations for our financial performance, which could adversely affect our stock; Vincent K. McMahon exercises control over our affairs, and his interests may conflict with the holders of our Class A common stock; a substantial number of shares are eligible for sale by the McMahons and the sale, or the perception of possible sales, of those shares could lower our stock price; and the volatility of our Class A common stock. In addition, our dividend is dependent on a number of factors, including, among other things, our liquidity and historical and projected cash flow, strategic plan (including alternative uses of capital), our financial results and condition, contractual and legal restrictions on the payment of dividends (including under our revolving credit facility), general economic and competitive conditions and such other factors as our Board of Directors may consider relevant. Forward-looking statements made by the Company speak only as of the date made and are subject to change without any obligation on the part of the Company to update or revise them. Undue reliance should not be placed on these statements. For more information about risks and uncertainties associated with the Company’s business, please refer to the “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and “Risk Factors” sections of the Company’s SEC filings, including, but not limited to, our annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWEs Becky Lynch Invited To RAWVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:35/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:32 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rouseys Controversial Tweets Sponsored By WWE Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Video: Watch the live WWE Clash of Champions Kickoff Show from Charlotte tonightlast_img read more

The ultimate dormroom TV is on sale for 180

first_img 4 Now playing: Watch this: Amazon The Cheapskate CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Comments 3:15 Top 5 gadgets for college students Tags Share your voice Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. TCL Strict Dad says, “College is for learning, not binge-watching Netflix all day!” Cool Dad says, “You can’t study 24/7, and you’ll just end up bingeing on your phone, so you might as well have a TV and invite some friends over.” Of course, both dads think the kid who wants the TV should buy the TV — but at least there’s a great deal to be had.For a limited time, and while supplies last, Amazon is once again offering the TCL 40S325 40-inch Roku TV for $179.99. That’s tied with its all-time low price. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. See it at AmazonA 40-inch screen is plenty big for any dorm room, and 1080p resolution is plenty as well — 4K would be overkill, especially considering the close quarters.The big attraction here is the built-in Roku interface, which affords easy access to the likes of Netflix, Hulu and Prime Video. (Speaking of which, did you know that students can get a Spotify subscription for just $5 per month, a price that includes both Hulu and Showtime? Lucky kids!)The remote doesn’t support voice commands like on fancier TCL models, but the Roku app does — and that app can also be used for private listening via headphones, great for kids trying to be respectful of their hard-studying roommates.Needless to say, you don’t have to be a college student to take advantage of this deal. A 40-inch Roku TV for $180 is a flat-out bargain for anyone. TVslast_img read more

MPO facility from this month

first_imgEducation minister Nurul Islam Nahid. Photo: UNBEducation minister Nurul Islam Nahid on Sunday said they are working to set up the Monthly Pay Order (MPO) for non-MPO education institutions from July, reports UNB.Nahid disclosed as much during a marketing ceremony for Class 11 books at the National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) auditorium at noon. He said a committee is working as per the policy adopted for MPO. The MPO facility will be awarded, that is the first money transfers will be made soon after its allocation from the budget for the 2018-19 fiscal is finalised. A total of five ministries have been working to get the facility up and running for the schools that will be newly added to the list. According to the policy, the MPO will be awarded to ‘all eligible non-MPO educational institutions’.last_img read more

Annapolis Md HBCU Rally Planned to Protest States Insulting Proposal to Resolving

first_img(Updated 3/1/2016)  Faculty representatives from the four Maryland HBCUs – Morgan State University, Coppin State University, University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Bowie State University – are planning a rally on March 2 at 4 p.m. in Annapolis to draw attention to the ongoing lawsuit over inequality at HBCUs.The group, which will include busloads of students and alumni from the four schools, is also planning on meeting with Del. Barbara A. Robinson, D-Baltimore, chair of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland.In 2013, Judge Catherine C. Blake ruled that Maryland’s traditional White institutions had been duplicating programs at the HBCUs, which had the effect of segregating the HBCUs, decreasing their enrollment, as well as diminishing the quality of the course offerings at the HBCUs.The lawsuit was brought by the Coalition for Equity and Excellence in Maryland Higher Education – which comprises alumni of Maryland HBCUs – against the state’s higher education body, the Maryland Higher Education Commission.In the lawsuit, the coalition presented evidence of the HBCUs accumulative funding deficiencies over the years in the amount of $2.73 billion. Such was asserted as being the estimated amount necessary to eliminate the disparities created by the state’s protracted illegal discriminatory practices against the HBCUs over many years.Following Blake’s ruling, she asked both parties to offer ways of fixing the inequalities. Last May the Coalition submitted their proposals. Among their suggestions: merging the University of Baltimore into Morgan State and moving programs from traditional White institutions to HBCUs.Last November, the state finally responded. In addition to opposing the merger between Morgan and the University of Baltimore, the state offered $10 million over six years to help HBCUs and TWIs to collaborate and suggested establishing summer programs at HBCUs where recently graduated high school seniors could earn college credit while learning more about HBCUs.In early February, Blake rejected the Coalition’s proposed merger of Morgan State and the University of Baltimore and also said that the state’s $10 million proposal was inadequate. Both sides are now in the process of submitting new proposals in support of  their positions.“This is an opportunity to inform public opinion on what the state proposed. As faculty, it doesn’t meet our needs. We want to raise awareness. We’re not just asking for money; we’re asking for the opportunity to have equity across the universities,” said Claudia Nelson, faculty senate chair, Coppin State University. “A grant program of $10 million to be shared across HBCUs and TWIs is inadequate. It does not come anywhere near the funding of the needs of institutions in terms of enhancement and programs. The state, making those proposals, undermined HBCUs in a way that is shameful.”With both sides so far apart in their proposed solutions, whatever help the HBCUs receive from the lawsuit will not happen immediately.“It will take a couple of decades and a comprehensive remedy to make them [HBCUs] whole,” said Patricia Westerman, chair of the faculty senate, Bowie State University. “That’s why the Bowie faculty doesn’t support the state’s proposals.”The state’s $10 million proposal to resolve  a $2.73 billion fix was not only deemed inadequate by Judge Blake, but also shameful and insulting by many in the Black academic community. Such sentiment appeared to be echoed by Michael D. Jones, a lawyer for the Coalition, who upon learning of the proposal reportedly indicated that the $10 million proposed by the state was probably less than what the state was spending in defending the case.last_img read more

Card Captor Sakura Cafes Open Up In Three Japanese Cities For Magical

first_imgStay on target Card Captor Sakura is one of the most beloved shoujo series out there, nearly on par with Sailor Moon and other shows of its ilk. So it’s no surprise with the debut of the new manga series and anime based on the Clear Card Arc, a continuation of the original show, that there’s a ton of promotion going on. That’s including an awesome-looking cafe in Japan that exists as a collaboration between Tower Records that can be found within Shibuya, Sapporo, and the Umeda district in Osaka. If you’re in Japan, that should make things a lot more convenient for you, whereas I’m still over here stuck in America and not able to try all the yummy treats. Someday!The Tower Records Cafe opens February 6 with a menu of some super scrumptious treats, like the Kero-chan Caramel Hot Milk, featuring latte art of Kero-chan himself and even a Kero-chan marshmallow treat. You might even try the Sakura Hanyaan Hotcakes, which have a cavalcade of fruity goodness.And then you have the Spinel Sun Wagashi Plate, which is a bunch of delicious desserts in the form of dumplings, ice cream, dorayaki sweet bean cakes, and ice cream with a Japanese glaze. The Character Drink and Release Unsealing Drink are both non-alcoholic beverages with secret ingredients and a character garnishment at the top of each glass.If you’re still feeling hungry, you can try the Kinomoto Family Breakfast – Fujitaka Version which looks like ham and egg salad sandwich, a salad, and soup, as well as the Sakura in Full Bloom Syaoran Rice Omelet. Either would make a delicious meal, especially with the cute sakura blossoms on the plate.Sweets your thing? There’s cotton candy that comes in a box with the sakura mocha-flavored cotton candy complete with sakura-shaped dried apples and peach, cherry blossom leaves, crushed raspberry, and more adorning the cotton candy.You won’t want to leave without a special character coaster with one of your drinks, or a bookmark, sticker, and more goodies that will be swapped out from time to time. Which Clow Card is responsible for all this food? Let’s call upon it right now!Photos via How AMC’s ‘The Terror’ Uses American History to Delive…33 Killed in Suspected Arson Attack on Kyoto Animation Studio in Japan center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Doctor caught sneaking in mobiles liquor marijuana into Alipore jail

first_imgKolkata: A doctor was arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle mobile phones, narcotics, alcohol and razor blades into Kolkata’s Alipore Central Correctional Home on Friday night.Police said Dr Amitabha Chowdhury – a medical professional attached to the prison, who is a retired Army doctor – was caught red-handed late on Friday night. They recovered five packets of marijuana and 4/5 litres of alcohol besides 35 cell phones, chargers and Rs 1.46 lakh in cash, from his possession. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsUjjal Biswas, minister for Correctional Administration, said a high-level inquiry has been ordered and added: “Following the information that the inmates are keeping cell phones and drugs I have asked the guards in different correctional homes to intensify vigil. I have also told them that some insiders must be involved in the matter and my apprehension has come true.” The news of inmates of different correctional homes using cell phones and drugs is not new. Recently, the correctional home authorities in Burdwan found that cell phones were being smuggled inside the jail inside religious books. Recently in Alipore Correctional Home, it was found that the inmates were using cell phones and even electric heaters and following the incident the involvement of a section of the employees has been suspected. The bags of wardens and other employees are checked when they join duties and while leaving after work as well. But the doctors of the correctional homes do not undergo such checks. Some senior officials of correctional home administration had suggested that the bags of doctors attending the hospital should also be checked. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedFor quite some time, the behaviour of Dr Chowdhury and his closeness with some of the inmates had raised suspicion. It was decided that his bags and belongings will be checked on Friday. Accordingly, the super of Alipore Correctional administration along with the deputy super and other officials waited inside while another team under DIG (correctional home) in plainclothes waited outside the correctional home campus. Dr Chowdhury arrived at the correctional home around 10 pm on Friday. When he was entering the hospital ward, Superintendent of Alipore Correctional Home went to him to check his bag. He was carrying two suitcases. He refused to show them and threatened to quit the hospital. He argued with the senior jail officials that under no circumstances he would allow them to check his bags as those of the doctors are never checked. But when the jail authorities insisted, he decided not to join duties and refused to go back home. When he was leaving the correctional premises, the team under DIG stopped him and tried to check the bag. A heated exchange followed but the bodyguards of DIG took the bags from him and opened them. There were 35 cell phones, 4/5 litres of alcohol and 5 packets of ganja. When the guards conducted Dr Chowdhury’s body search they found Rs 1.45 lakh being kept in a hidden pocket of his trousers. Dr Chowdhury gets a monthly pension of Rs 50,000 from the Army and another Rs 90,000 from the Correctional Administration as contractual remuneration. He confessed during the investigation that he used to get Rs 60,000 per month from the dreaded criminals for smuggling money and other items inside the correctional home. He told the police that Rs 1.45 lakh was meant for some dreaded criminals who run an extortion racket from inside the jail premises.last_img read more