LNG discussions at International Congress

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Manny hurting Freddie with stronger punches

first_imgNLEX set to acquire Guinto Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Despite the throbbing pain emanating from his battered, reddish palms, Roach isn’t complaining.Fact is, the more intense the pain Pacquiao inflicts on him, the happier he gets.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agent“His punches are more powerful than before,” said Roach, who is confident Pacquiao will shine again.“The better he performs, the bigger his chances of fighting bigger names next year.” It means they are getting closer to their wish of ending Pacquiao’s seven-year knockout drought.Pacquiao is gunning for Jessie Vargas’ World Boxing Organization welterweight crown on Nov. 5 and Roach is optimistic that his prized ward would finally tally KO No. 39.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND EDITORS’ PICK View comments We are young Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine FILE: Manny Pacquiao works the mitts with trainer Freddie Roach inside the Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles, California on Saturday afternoon. PHOTO BY REM ZAMORAHOLLYWOOD—The pounding he’s been getting from Manny Pacquiao is taking its toll on Freddie Roach’s frail body.The seven-time trainer of the year’s left shoulder is aching all over, and so is his elbow, after four rounds of doing the mitts with Pacquiao on Monday afternoon at his Wild Card Gym here.ADVERTISEMENT Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise PH among economies most vulnerable to virus MOST READlast_img read more

Ferdinand using Hammers heroics to help Buddies stay up

first_imgHe said: “I nearly got relegated with West Ham, we had to go to Old Trafford and win on the last day of the season and we done that.“The same at QPR, we stayed up on the last day of the season at Man City on that famous day when they won the league.“I will draw on those experiences, I’ve told the guys we have to stick together.“The main thing is our dressing room is committed to the cause of staying in this league. Anton Ferdinand said he’s leaning upon previous great escapes at West Ham and QPR to help St Mirren avoid the drop.Ferdinand was part of a West Ham side which performed final day heroics back in 2007 by beating Man Utd at Old Trafford to stay up.Five years later, the centre-half breathed a sigh of relief once again as QPR avoided relegation at the death despite Sergio Aguero’s title-winning goal for Man City.Now plying his trade north of the border, Ferdinand said he’ll draw upon those memories in an effort to help the Buddies, who are currently second bottom, keep their heads above water. “At West Ham we galvanised ourselves, had talks in the changing room and anyone who wasn’t on the same page as the skipper and senior players was no longer involved.“I’m not saying we have to do that but that’s what happened at West Ham and it boded well for us.“As much as I’ve been involved in relegation battles I’ve never been relegated. “I’d like to keep that on my CV, that’s for sure.“I believe in the squad and the manager and I think we’re going to do that.”Ferdinand was at the centre of controversy last month when Rangers winger Daniel Candeias was sent off for blowing kisses at the veteran stopper as the Light Blues celebrated their second goal in Paisley.Rangers complained about the dismissal, with their gripes eventually landing the Ibrox club a £6k fine on Thursday.Ferdinand, brother of Man Utd and England legend Rio, played down the significance of the incident but did explain his unhappiness at Candeias’ taunting.The 33-year-old continued: “Football, ain’t it? People have opinions and say what they want to say, that’s that.“I didn’t take kindly to what he was doing.“They won the game fair and square, there’s no need to gloat.“Be professional, win and be right in winning, just as you do when you lose.“What happened happened, it’s football, you get on with it.”last_img read more

Technology: Kundra Resignation Blow to Government

first_imgOne bright spot in the Obama administration has been the handling of IT in the Federal Government.   Federal IT is in the midst of a turnaround, and much of the success has been due to Obama’s creation the new role of federal chief information officer and the appointment of Vivek Kundra to that position.   Indian-born Kundra held the position of Federal CIO for two and one-half years.  Kundra is leaving in August to become a joint fellow at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and the Berkman Center for Internet and Society.While all is not rosy with the current state of IT in the Federal government, Kundra was a strong an influential leader, and set a new direction.  As somewhat of an anomaly to how government typically works, the changes Kundra made within federal IT seemed to be smart and well thought.Kundra took the Federal CIO job at a time when operational costs of the aging government IT infrastructure were increasing rapidly, and failed projects were common.  He attempted to streamline IT infrastructure and identified areas for cost savings.  He initiated a strategy to consolidate government IT data centers and developed a strategy for moving forward with the idea of cloud-based computing.  And while many of those problems still exist, Kundra has steered the efforts in a good direction.Kundra acknowledged as recently as April of this year that federal IT had many problems still to overcome.  “The president is absolutely right. When we came into office, federal IT was undeniably broken.  These problems weren’t created overnight, and they won’t be solved overnight.”John Wonderlich of the Sunlight Foundation commented that “Vivek built the Data.gov and the IT Dashboard as tools to aggressively pursue transparency that affects how the government works.”Kundra commented on his resignation by saying “The work that I dedicated myself to while serving as the federal CIO – in cutting waste, strengthening cybersecurity and building an open and transparent government through technology will also drive my research interests on both the national and international levels.”One of the reasons for Kundra’s exit may be the environment of budget cutting.  Congress has reduced the funding for the e-government initiative from $38 million to just $8 million.  Those dollars exist to fund projects like USASpending.gov, Data.gov and Performance.gov.  Budget cuts caused Kundra to have to eliminate the Fedspace social network program and severely cut back on other project funding.What’s next?  We’ll have to wait and see.last_img read more


first_img17 Year-old Adam O Keefe can appreciate the skills and longevity of many of the competitors at the 2007 National Touch League (NTL) Senior tournament, a lot better than most.Adam is a Level 4 referee whose father Phil is a member of the 2007 Mets Men’s 50s Team competing at the NTL.Adam and fellow whistleblower 16 year-old Tom Ralph, stand out with their fresh faces, wide eyes, and youthful enthusiasm – a complete contrast to the environment that they are operating in over the next four days.The air reeks of maturity, life experience, and a familiarity and respect forged from many years of battle on touch fields around the nation. There are firm friendships and fierce rivalries everywhere you look that provide an insight into the proud history of our game as well as the passion that burns brightly still in the hearts and minds of the veterans of our sport.The legs might be a bit slower, the recoveries might take a bit longer, the sub box rules might have a few of our golden oldies searching for an instruction manual (like the rest of us!) – but the brain, guile, skill level, and the determination and will to win is firmly in check.These players are masters of their game, and after a lifetime of competing they have earned the title, a fact not lost on young Adam O‘Keefe.“It’s great to be here. To be refereeing my first Adult NTL is a big deal. I reckon seeing my Dad still running around is fantastic and to see all these other people enjoying running around and achieving things makes me see how much you can get out of yourself no matter how old or young you are. It’s inspirational. I’m having a ball.” Adam said.It’s ironic that the Year 12 Loyola Catholic School student talks about being inspired by others.The quietly spoken, unassuming, and ever smiling young man can lay claim to some pretty inspiring qualities himself.When Adam was seven he was diagnosed with leukemia.The Penrith youngster waged a courageous three-year fight with the insidious condition and after several health scares and a difficult battle to regain full health, used refereeing to springboard himself back into normal life.“Dad played at Penrith and it was a way of getting fit and being involved so I started refereeing and found that it was a lot of fun. Guys like Steve Ryan (Level 6) and Tony Doyle (Level 4) were really encouraging and have helped me out so much. I’d love to be a Level 6 someday and get to referee at International level. That would be the ultimate.” Adam enthused.Adam referees twice a week in the Adult competitions in Penrith and in recent years has attended the New South Wales Junior and Open State Cups, the 18 Years National Touch League, and the Regional championships, and admits refereeing is his passion.“I guess after being so sick, you do learn to appreciate every opportunity you get. I appreciate that I can run around – that I’m fit and healthy – that I’ll now be able to live to be as old as my Dad and participate in Touch. I really look up to top referees like Dave Baggio and Luke Mc Kenzie who make it look easy and I hope with hard work and by getting more experience I can get there too.” Adam said.Adam plays cricket and baseball as well and is a very good student who is eyeing a career in physiotherapy down the track.For now though, his goals are simple.“I just want to go for it everyday. Live each day to its full and get everything out of myself, I’d love to be running around like the guys who are participating here when I’m their age. That’s a pretty cool achievement.” Adam mused.I dare say some of the guys running around would think Adam’s participation in this tournament is a pretty cool achievement in itself.last_img read more

a month agoMan Utd boss Solskjaer reveals new Pogba setback

first_imgMan Utd boss Solskjaer reveals new Pogba setbackby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits Paul Pogba is struggling to make Monday’s clash with Arsenal.Pogba aggravated an ankle injury in United’s Carabao Cup draw with League One Rochdale, in which Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side scraped through on penalties.“The situation is he finished the game, 90 minutes, which was fantastic, but he got a knock to his ankle which is very swollen,” said Solskjaer.”So it was better not to go there with the team and he’s in a race for Monday. But that’s the way it is.“Luke’s back in training today, so let’s see how he is. He’s getting there so let’s see how he reacts the next couple of days.“He’s been working really hard, so we hope to see him before international break.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Mark Dantonio Appeared To Subtweet Jim Harbaugh, Michigan Before Deleting Tweet

first_imgJim Harbaugh and Mark Dantonio shaking hands after a game.EAST LANSING, MI – OCTOBER 29: Head coach Jim Harbaugh Michigan Wolverines shakes hands with head coach Mark Dantonio of the Michigan State Spartans after a 32-23 Michigan win at Spartan Stadium on October 29, 2016 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Earlier tonight, Michigan lost a commitment from three-star defensive lineman Rashad Weaver. Weaver claimed the Wolverines staff stopped reaching out to him, and that head coach Jim Harbaugh had told him that there was only a 50/50 chance he’d have a scholarship for him on National Signing Day next week. Shortly after the Weaver news began circulating, Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio dropped a somewhat-cryptic tweet consisting only of the phrase “The righteous shall prevail.” This would appear to be a not-so-veiled reference to the Michigan situation, and Dantonio quickly deleted the tweet. But, Twitter being Twitter, you know someone got a screen shot of it before it disappeared.Lol mark dantonio quickly deleted this but I think we all know what he was referencing pic.twitter.com/G1YQa4QdW9— D2 (@ddycio) January 26, 2016 To add to the intrigue, Michigan State recruiting coordinator Curtis Blackwell tweeted the exact same thing.The righteous shall prevail….— Curtis Blackwell II (@MSUrecruiter) January 26, 2016Seems pretty clear what the intent was here. There is never a dull moment in college football recruiting, that’s for sure.[ Maize ‘N’ Brew ]last_img read more

Thane Konkan Divisional Commissioner Shivajirao D

first_imgThane: Konkan Divisional Commissioner Shivajirao Daund has directed officials concerned to ensure all facilities for disabled persons and senior citizens during voting and to shun use of plastic at the polling booths. Voting for the 288 Assembly seats in Maharashtra will be held on October 21. During a review meeting on Tuesday, Daund asked senior officials of the Konkan division districts, including, Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurgh, to make the voting process easier for disabled and elderly people. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad He asked them to make adequate arrangements of first aid facilities, drinking water, and information boards providing proper guidance to voters at the polling booths. In addition to free transport facilities for people with disabilities, he asked the officials to set up auxiliary polling stations, provide braille-coded voter ID cards to visually impaired electors, and also ensure ramps and availability of wheelchairs. Volunteers from youth organisations like the National Service Scheme and Scouts and Guide will also be roped in to provide assistance to disabled and elderly voters, he said. Also Read – Firms staying closed 10 days a month due to recession, govt doing nothing: Priyanka Gandhi Daund also asked the officials to desist from using plastic items at the polling stations. He suggested that efforts be made to increase voter turnout in areas having large housing complexes. There are over 2.22 crore voters in the Konkan division, with Mumbai suburbs having maximum 72,26,826 electors, followed by Thane-63,39,385 and Mumbai city- 25,04,367, an official release said. The Konkan division has 75 Assembly seats where 24,087 polling stations will be set up, includingMumbai suburbs having maximum 7,397 booths, followed by Thane- 6,621, Raigad- 2,693, Mumbai city-2,594, Palghar- 2,163, Ratnagiri 1,703 and Sindhudurg 916, it added.last_img read more

San Francisco WhatsApp is testing a key feature t

first_imgSan Francisco: WhatsApp is testing a key feature to give its users an ability to self-destruct their messages after a set period of time. The developers have seen the feature that allows users to set their messages to self-destruct in the recently released public beta version of WhatsApp for Android a” dubbed as “v2.19.275”. According to WABetaInfo that keeps track on WhatsApp features, the Facebook-owned platform is finally working on new features, including the new “Disappearing Messages” feature. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year “As the name suggests, any message eligible to be ‘disappeared’, will be automatically deleted from the chat!” said the website When the chat is marked as “disappeared,” all messages will be automatically removed after a certain interval. The user will be able to mark the chat as “disappeared” enabling the option “Disappearing messages”, in Group Info. It’s one of the most popular features on highly-encrypted chat platform Telegram. Disappearing Messages feature would be useful for those who share sensitive information on WhatsApp.last_img read more

New Delhi The government will launch the fourth i

first_imgNew Delhi: The government will launch the fourth installment of Bharat-22 Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) on Thursday, which is expected to help the exchequer garner up to Rs 8,000 crore from investors. The issue will open for anchor investors on Thursday and for other institutional and retail investors, the next day, according to scheme information document filed by ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund, which manages Bharat-22 ETF. The investors would get a 3 per cent discount over the issue price. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: Icra”The offer is likely to have a base issue size of Rs 2,000 crore, with a greenshoe option to retain another Rs 6,000 crore, taking the total amount to Rs 8,000 crore,” a source privy to the development said. The decision has been taken after receiving robust response for earlier stake sale by the government in the product. The government has so far raised around Rs 35,900 crore through Bharat-22 ETF — Rs 14,500 crore was garnered in November 2017, another Rs 8,400 crore was mopped up in June 2018 and Rs 13,000 crore in February this year. Proceeds from the ETF will help the government meet its disinvestment target of Rs 1.05 lakh crore for the current financial year. The central public sector enterprises that are part of the Bharat-22 ETF include ONGC, IOC, SBI, BPCL, Coal India and Nalco. Bharat Electronics, Engineers India, NBCC, NTPC, NHPC, SJVNL, GAIL, PGCIL, NLC India, Axis Bank, ITC and L&T are the other constituents.last_img read more

New Delhi Ten new mohalla clinics and two foot ov

first_imgNew Delhi: Ten new mohalla clinics and two foot overbridges (FOBs) were inaugurated by Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, officials said.The 10 mohalla clinics were opened in the CR Park, Greater Kailash-I, Greater Kailash-II, Shahpur Jat, Khirki Flats, Savitri Nagar, Chirag Delhi and Sheikh Sarai areas, they added. Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain had last month said the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in the national capital was “much confident” about meeting its overall target of building 1,000 mohalla clinics by the end of the year. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarCurrently, the number of mohalla clinics stood at 201, he had said, adding that the target of building 1,000 clinics was a “self-imposed” one and the government was committed towards achieving it. The two FOBs inaugurated on Wednesday were constructed in the Chirag Delhi and Sheikh Sarai areas, the government said. Sisodia, along with Jain, also laid the foundation stones of two other FOBs at Krishi Vihar-Panchsheel Enclave and in front of the Select City Walk mall, opposite Khirki Extension. The Select City Walk mall area, which was highly accident-prone for pedestrians due to the absence of an FOB, would have one soon, the officials said.last_img read more

Organised in collaboration by Surnai Theatre and

first_imgOrganised in collaboration by ‘Surnai Theatre and Folk Arts Foundation’ and ‘Indian International Centre’ under ‘A Festival of Arts’, ‘Shabd Leela’ will present a dramatised rendition of Dr Dharamveer Bharti’s powerful and romantic words in Kanupriya, Andha yug and Ek Sahityik ke prem patra.Conceived, designed and scripted by Ila Arun, the presentation is directed by K K Raina. On stage will be Ila Arun; Rajeshwari Sachdev; Varun badola; K.K. Raina; Abhishek Pandey; Gaurav Amlani; Mayank Pandey; Navneet Raina; and Avinash Kumar. Shabd Leela basically means a unique presentation of letters, poetry and drama. WHEN: October 14, 2019 Where: Indian International Centre TIMINGS: 6:30 pmlast_img read more

Raipur The Chhattisgarh government has decided to

first_imgRaipur: The Chhattisgarh government has decided to organise weeklong ‘Gandhi Vichaar Yatra’ to mark 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The yatra would commence on Friday under the leadership of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel from Gandhi Gram Kandel of Dhamtari district and it would conclude at Gandhi Maidan of Raipur. To promote vision and teachings of Mahatma Gandhi among the masses and to commemorate Kandel Nahar Satyagrah, dignitaries such as Vidhan Sabha Speaker Charandas Mahant, Cabinet Ministers, MPs, MLAs, public representatives and a large number of citizens would participate in the ‘padyatra’. As per the schedule, the yatra would commence after unveiling a statue of Mahatma Gandhi at village Kandel by the CM and addressing a public gathering.last_img read more

NIA files supplementary charge sheet against JKLF chief Yasin Malik others in

first_imgNew Delhi: NIA Friday filed supplementary charge sheet before a Delhi court against JKLF chief Yasin Malik and others in 2017 terror funding case. Separatists Asiya Andrabi, Shabir Shah, Masarat Alam Bhat have also been named as accused in the charge sheet. Former J&K MLA Rashid Engineer has also been named in the charge sheet, special public prosecutor Sidharth Luthra told PTI. Additional Sessions Judge Rakesh Syal put up the matter for taking cognisance on October 23. The proceedings took place in camera.last_img read more