JRU snaps two-game skid, downs Letran

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant 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 LATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Gov’t nixes 2019 SEA Games hosting For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJose Rizal University turned back Letran, 65-62, in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Heavy Bombers survived a scare in the final minutes after their 11-point lead, 61-50, dwindled to just three in the final seven seconds of the game but Jed Mendoza was able to hold fort and stopped JP Calvo until the final buzzer.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Bong Quinto had a team-high 16 points to lead Letran while Rey Nambatac added 14. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim JRU improved to 2-2 to snap its two-game losing streak while Letran slipped to 1-2.“When we get to the end game, we cannot commit turnovers or passing mistakes,” said JRU head coach Vergel Meneses. “That’s why Letran was able to come back.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe Knights were able mount their 13-4 late-game run after pestering the Heavy Bombers for the full 94 feet but time wasn’t on their side.Mendoza led JRU with 17 points, seven rebounds, and four assists while Teytey Teodoro, who missed two crucial free throws with seconds remaining in the game, added 14 points. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Russian Grand Prix: Max Verstappen Outpaces Charles Leclerc in Second Practice

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Sochi: Max Verstappen topped the times for Red Bull ahead of Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc in Friday’s second free practice for this weekend’s Russian Grand Prix.The two ‘new generation’ rivals, both 21, outpaced Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes, the team that has dominated all five previous events held at the Sochi Autodrom by the Black Sea. Dutchman Verstappen, who is set to take a five-place grid penalty for using a new engine, clocked a best lap in one minute and 33.162 seconds to outpace the in-form Monegasque driver, winner of the Belgian and Italian Grands Prix, by 0.335 seconds on a cool and dry afternoon.Bottas was six-tenths adrift in third just one-tenth ahead of Hamilton with Sebastian Vettel, who ended 13 months without a win by triumphing in Singapore last Sunday, fifth in the second Ferrari ahead of Pierry Gasly in a Toro Rosso.Sergio Perez was seventh for Racing Point ahead of Nico Hulkenberg of Renault, Lance Stroll in the second Racing Point and Red Bull new boy Alex Albon, who endured a frustrating day punctuated by technical problems.For the Mercedes team, the two Friday sessions confirmed their own prognosis that they are lacking in the performance advantage that has enabled them to reign supreme in Sochi since 2014 and also allowed them to dominate the first half of this season.”I don’t think we are going to be favourites at any of the next six races, but that doesn’t mean we can’t win,” Hamilton told reporters.”We know how fast Ferrari have been on the straights. In the past three races, we have been stuck behind and not able to get by.”At the moment, I would say these last three races — we’ve probably not extracted 100 per cent on the weekend and that’s what we need to get back to. Extracting the maximum.”Hamilton has won eight of the 15 races so far, but is without a win in three since the European summer break.With a luxurious 65-point lead ahead of team-mate Bottas, he can win a sixth championship with consistent podium finishes between Sochi and the final Grand Prix of the season in Abu Dhabi. Charles Leclercformula onemax verstappenRussian Grand Prix First Published: September 27, 2019, 11:27 PM ISTlast_img read more

Sevilla confirm Jorge Sampaoli as Unai Emery’s replacement

first_imgSevilla have appointed Jorge Sampaoli as their new manager after the Spanish side confirmed that the former Chile coach has agreed a two-year deal with the Europa League champions to replace Unai Emery.”Sevilla are counting on the best coach of America in 2015, who begins his first adventure in Europe,” Sevilla said in statement of the man who led his country to their first Copa America triumph last year.The 56-year-old, out of a job since stepping down as Chile coach in January, lost out to Barcelona coach Luis Enrique for the 2015 FIFA World Coach of the Year award after making the three-man shortlist following his Copa America success.Emery, who steered the team to the last three Europa League crowns, was under contract with Sevilla until June 2017 but negotiated a release from his contract.”With 106 victories, he is the coach with the most wins at Sevilla in domestic and international competition and the second coach behind Joaquin Caparros with the most games managed, 205,” Sevilla said in a statement.”We wish Emery the best of luck in his next adventure.”The Spanish tactician has been linked by the French and Spanish media with the vacant coaching job at Paris St Germain after the big-spending Ligue 1 champions parted ways with Laurent Blanc on Monday.Sevilla finished seventh in La Liga last season but have qualified for next season’s Champions League via their Europa League victory.last_img read more

Ronaldo’s overhead kick voted UEFA Goal of the Season

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo’s stunning overhead kick for Real Madrid in their Champions League quarter-final clash with Juventus has been voted UEFA’s Goal of the Season for 2018.The Portuguese boasts a remarkable collection of jaw-dropping strikes on his personal showreel, but an acrobatic bicycle kick at the Allianz Stadium is considered to be his very best.The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has admitted as much, with the 33-year-old stating at his unveiling as DAZN’s first Global Ambassador: “[It] was in my opinion one of the best goals of my career so far. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! “And, of course, when the people started to applaud me in the stadium I was like, ‘wow’.”[It] surprised me a lot because this has never happened in my life, so it was an unbelievable moment.”Ronaldo’s effort in the first leg of the last-eight encounter in Turin helped Real to establish a 3-0 lead over Juventus.They were to see that lead whittled away on home soil, but ultimately prevailed courtesy of another timely effort from a talismanic presence – with Ronaldo netting a dramatic penalty at the Santiago Bernabeu.He would go on to help the Blancos conquer Europe for a third year in succession, landing him a fifth continental crown, while also finishing as the Champions League’s top scorer.💥⚽️ You came, you saw, you voted. 🗳️Here are the 🔝3⃣ in the result of the vote for UEFA Goal of the Season 17/18… pic.twitter.com/JnyWUAkLGs— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) August 28, 2018Ronaldo can now also boast a first UEFA Goal of the Season award, with his strike against Juve claiming almost 200,000 of the 346,915 votes cast on the official website of European football’s governing body.That haul saw him finish well clear of Marseille star Dimitri Payet in second, with the Frenchman claiming the runner-up spot for his effort in a 5-2 Europa League win over RB Leipzig.Third place went to Eva Navarro for her goal for Spain in their Women’s U17 EURO final victory against Germany.Ronaldo is just the third player to scoop the top prize, which was first handed out in 2015.Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi took the award in its first two seasons, before the baton was passed to Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic in 2017.last_img read more

Rain washes out first ODI between West Indies and India

first_imgThe first One-Day International (ODI) match between India and West Indies here on Friday was called off due to incessant rain.Put in to bat, India were 199/3 in 39.2 overs before rain played the spoilsport.After the continuous rain, the match officials gave West Indies a revised target of 194 in 26 overs through Duckworth-lewis method but after a long wait, umpires decided to call-off the match due to heavy downpour and wet outfield.Earlier, India got off to a solid start as openers Shikhar Dhawan (87) and Ajinkya Rahane (62) forged a 132-run partnership before the latter was sent back to the pavilion by pacer Alzarri Joseph in the 25th over. Rahane’s 78-ball knock included eight boundaries.Unperturbed by the fall of Rahane’s wicket, Dhawan kept on scoring with a good pace and skipper Virat Kohli (32 not out) was just rotating the strike. But in the process, Dhawan was adjudged leg before wicket off spinner Devendra Bishoo in the 32nd over. While trying to play the ball towards the midwicket, Dhawan missed the ball which hit the pad.New batsman Yuvraj Singh (4) and Kohli then tried to take forward the Indian innings with the same momentum but Yuvraj was dismissed by skipper Jason Holder in the 37th over after adding 17 runs with Kohli.The fall of wicket brought in Mahendra Singh Dhoni (9 not out), who along with the skipper tried to stabilise the innings before the sky opened up.For West Indies, Holder, Joseph and Bishoo chipped in with one wicket each.Brief Scores: India 199/3 (Shikhar Dhawan 87, Ajinkya Rahane 62; Devendra Bishoo 1/39) against West Indies.advertisementlast_img read more

Yuzvendra Chahal not intimidated by England’s tall ODI scores

first_imgEngland might be on fire in the ODI format, what with their record-battering 481 and a 5-0 hammering of Australia but Yuzvendra Chahal, the young Indian leg-spinner is not worried about his prospects against Eoin Morgan’s men later in the summer.Last week, England blasted 481 and a few days later chased down a score in excess of 300 without breaking a sweat. Former cricketers around the world expressed concern over the health of one-day cricket.Batsmen, it seems, have the upper hand in shorter formats cricket in England, as indeed in other parts of the world. Two years ago, England had set a world record against Sri Lanka when they blasted 444. It took them less than 24 months to overhaul their own record.Virat Kohli and Co. reach Dublin for T20I series vs IrelandBut Chahal, one of the world’s leading leg-spinners, is not going to let these stats stand in the way of his dreams in England.India are now in Ireland for a short two-match T20I series before returning to England for three T20Is, three ODIs and five Tests. Ask Chahal what he makes of England’s massive ODI scores in recent times and he has a ready answer: “England scored those runs against Australia, not against us. The pitches are going to be a little different. England’s spinners took the majority of the wickets and we have that advantage as well,” he said.Ireland’s Punjab-born Simi Singh says facing India will be specialIndia are no strangers in English conditions. Last year, they had reached the final of the Champions Trophy but they also saw what flat tracks could do as Sri Lanka gunned down a 300+ total against them.advertisementAfter the Champions Trophy, India invested heavily in wrist-spinners. Chahal and left-arm chinaman Kuldeep Yadav became a regular part of India’s bowling arsenal and the two were at their best in South Africa, snaring 35 wickets between them in India’s 5-1 triumph in the ODI series.Chahal reckoned leg-spinners in general are hard to pick because of their variations. India have two and that could make matters tricky for batsmen as players around the world gear up for the World Cup next year. More importantly, the likes of Jason Roy, Alex Hales and Jos Buttler would be wary of India’s spin twin.”We have more variations (compared to other spinners). With left-arm spinners, you will find only the straighter ones and the normal left-arm spin.”With leg-spinners, we have four variations – the top-spin, googlies, leg-spinner, the flipper and the batsmen keep thinking what the next ball would be. If you don’t read us off our hands, it is good for us,” he said.Chahal hoped to do what he and Kuldeep do best in the middle-overs: take wickets. They did that successfully in South Africa and they hope to repeat it in Ireland and England.”Kuldeep and my job is to take wickets in the middle-overs. If you want to apply pressure on the other teams – you have to take wickets,” he said.The sensational tour of South Africa notwithstanding, Chahal is looking forward and wants to live in the moment: “The South African series is in the past. We are in Ireland now. I am very excited because this is my first tour here.”last_img read more

Mohammad Hafeez on Pakistan’s unpredictable tag: We don’t pay much heed to what people say

first_imgPakistan batsman Mohammad Hafeez said the team’s ability to ignore criticism that came their way after the ICC Cricket World Cup opening defeat to the West Indies helped them focus on the right things in the lead up to their big clash vs England.Pakistan were under quite of pressure as they headed into the World Cup on the back of a 10-match losing streak. It extended to 11 after their horror show against the West Indies on Friday in their 1st match of the quadrennial cricket tournament.Pakistan had come up with a drab batting show as they were bowled out for 105 before West Indies gunned down the total in 13.4 overs.However, on Monday, it seemed a different Pakistan side had turned up against England as they beat the tournament favourites by 14 runs in Nottingham. Hundreds from Jos Buttler and Joe Root weren’t enough for the hosts as Pakistan came up with an all-round performance to script a remarkable comeback.”We don’t pay much heed to what people say. You feel bad when you get to know these things but you can’t get affected by these things. I don’t get bothered with these things and I am sure other players also do the same,” Hafeez told the reporters on Monday.He added: “It’s true that when you lose your moral is low. At the same time, you need confidence.”After losing the first match we had a team meeting and we spoke to each other and backed ourselves, gained confidence by recollecting our good performances. All those things worked today.”We knew we needed to do something extra to get the win and we did it. If you had seen our performance today, every player pushed himself to do better.”advertisementHafeez stole the show with an all-round effort as he hit a 62-ball 84 after taking the attack to the two England spinners in Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid. Hafeez chipped in with the ball as well as he picked up the key wicket of Eoin Morgan during England’s unsuccessful chase of 349.The senior campaigner said Pakistan were in desperate need of a confidence-boosting performance and that they are extremely happy after having got the big win against England.”We were in need of this kind of a win since the past few games. We were missing that good feeling. We were playing good cricket but we weren’t able to do well in crucial stages in those matches,” Hafeez added.”I believe the entire team is happy now. Yeah, I am the Man of the Match but all the players contributed to this win. It was a brilliant team effort.”It was total self-belief (turnaround with the bat). Everyone was really motivated after the bad game against the West Indies. We are very much capable of winning matches for Pakistan. Everyone expressed themselves and that worked for us.”Also Read | Everyone believed we can do it: Mohammad Hafeez after Pakistan stun EnglandAlso Read | No need to panic: Joe Root after England’s defeat to Pakistan in World Cup 2019Also See:last_img read more

J.C. PENNEY’S MALL STORE TO REMAIN OPEN

first_imgSIOUX CITY’S J.C. PENNEY’S STORE WILL REMAIN OPEN FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE.THE SOUTHERN HILLS MALL STORE IS NOT ON THE LIST OF 138 STORES THE RETAILER IS CLOSING.FOUR IOWA J.C. PENNEY’S WILL BE SHUTTERED, INCLUDING ONE IN FORT DODGE.THE OTHER THREE STORES CLOSING IN THE STATE ARE IN OTTUMWA, OSKALOOSA AND DECORAH.last_img

No winning ticket for Saturday nights 7 million Lotto 649 jackpot

first_imgTORONTO – No winning ticket was sold for the $7 million jackpot in Saturday night’s Lotto 649 draw.However, the guaranteed $1 million prize was claimed by a ticket holder in Quebec.The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on July 11 will be approximately $9 million.last_img

In the news today Dec 20

first_imgFour stories in the news for Thursday, Dec. 20———WOMEN’S HOCKEY TEAM ADDS VOICE TO SEATBELT PUSHPlayers with the University of Alberta Pandas women’s hockey team are adding their voices to calls for mandatory seatbelts on team buses. The women’s team was returning to Edmonton from a game in Calgary on November 24th when its chartered bus clipped a semi that was pulled over on the highway. Several of the players say their first thoughts were about the Humboldt Broncos crash. Sixteen people were killed and 13 players were injured in April after a bus carrying the Saskatchewan junior hockey team and a semi collided.———MAN GUILTY OF KILLING CALGARY WOMAN AND HER DAUGHTERTearful loved ones stood and applauded after a jury found a man guilty of first-degree murder in the deaths of a Calgary woman and her five-year-old daughter. Edward Downey, 48, had testified he didn’t kill Sara Baillie and Taliyah Marsman in July 2016. “Now, I can go home and bury Sara and Taliyah’s ashes and forever let them rest in peace,” Baillie’s mother, Janet Fredette, said after Wednesday’s verdict. The conviction comes with an automatic life sentence, but it has yet to be determined whether Downey will have to wait 25 or 50 years to be eligible for parole.———BILL TO PREVENT STRIKE AT OPG EXPECTED TO PASSThe Ontario government is expected to pass legislation today that would prevent a strike or lockout at a utility that provides roughly half of the province’s power. The government called legislators back from the holiday break on Monday in an effort to end the dispute between the Power Workers’ Union and Ontario Power Generation, saying the move was necessary to stave off outages. The Progressive Conservatives say their bill, if passed, will send the matter to arbitration so it can be resolved without jeopardizing the province’s electricity supply.———SMOKE TOP WEATHER STORY IN CANADA THIS YEARChoking from smoke, sweltering in the heat or cursing early or late snow, Canadians could be forgiven for asking just what the heck happened to the weather in 2018. “It was almost a smorgasbord of everything that could go wrong,” said David Phillips, senior climate scientist for Environment Canada. Smoke, said Phillips, was Canada’s top weather story this year. Driven by hot, dry conditions, the number of fires was higher than last year and the area burned was double the 25-year averages. Smoke from wildfires in British Columbia and down the Pacific Coast to California darkened skies and soured air for more than 10 million Canadians.———ALSO IN THE NEWS:— A court appearance is scheduled today for three people who pleaded guilty to a naked kidnapping near Leduc, Alta., in November 2017.— Unifor national president Jerry Dias holds news conference following a meeting with General Motors on the future of the Oshawa, Ont. assembly plant.— BlackBerry will hold a conference call today to discuss financial results from its fiscal 2019 third quarter.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

The Latest: Trump to weigh delaying deadline to reach deal

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the U.S.-China trade talks in Washington (all times local):3:20 p.m.President Donald Trump says he will consider delaying a March 2 deadline to reach a trade deal with Beijing before he would escalate his tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports.Trump told reporters that he would “certainly consider” an extension if trade talks are going well. He said that talks between China and the United States in Washington will be extended through this weekend to give the countries more time to reach a breakthrough in their trade dispute. The two economic powers are engaged in a standoff that has worried financial markets and likely weakened the global economy.A Chinese team led by Vice Premier Liu He has been meeting with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and other American officials.The U.S. has imposed 25 per cent tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports and 10 per cent tariffs on $200 billion worth; the tariffs on the $200 billion are scheduled to rise to 25 per cent if there’s no deal.The Associated Press read more

Long queues at toilets at BIA as some were shut

Long queues were seen at toilets at the Banadaranaike International Airport (BIA) today as some had been shut for maintenance and renovation.Sources at the airport said that passengers were heavily inconvenienced with the closure of some toilets. Women and well as the elderly were among those waiting in the queue to use the toilet. (Colombo Gazette)Report by Indika Sri Aravinda (Photo shows a queue at one of the toilets at the BIA)

As Fed meets it edges toward its first rate increase since 2006

by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Jul 27, 2015 11:50 am MDT Last Updated Jul 27, 2015 at 12:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email As Fed meets, it edges toward its first rate increase since 2006, possibly in September WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve is getting close to raising interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade, perhaps in September. When it meets this week, though, don’t expect any timetable for a rate hike to be spelled out in a post-meeting statement. For now, the Fed wants to keep its options open.Yet Chair Janet Yellen has left little doubt that the Fed is preparing to raise short-term rates by year’s end from the record lows the central bank set at the depths of the 2008 financial crisis. With the U.S. economy and job market now steadily rising, the need for ultra-low rates to stimulate growth is fading.“Our economy is in a much better state,” Yellen told Congress earlier this month. “We’re close to where we want to be, and we now think the economy can not only tolerate but needs higher rates.”The economy still faces an array of threats, from subpar U.S. manufacturing and business investment to troubles in Europe and Asia, which have roiled financial markets. Inflation also remains below the Fed’s target rate. And while the unemployment rate, at 5.3 per cent, is nearly normal, other gauges of the job market remain less than healthy. Pay growth remains generally sluggish, for example, and many people are working part time because they can’t find full-time jobs.But Yellen has stressed that when the Fed begins to raise rates, it will do so only gradually. The idea is to avoid weakening an economy that’s still benefiting from low borrowing rates resulting from the Fed’s policies.Yellen has suggested that raising rates in small increments, followed by pauses, would let the Fed assess the effects of slightly higher rates. Higher rates would also allow the Fed to respond later to any weakening of the economy by cutting rates again.Though many economists foresee the first rate hike in September, when Yellen is scheduled to hold a news conference, others think the Fed might wait until December. On Wednesday, after its latest meeting ends, the Fed will issue only a statement.“The recent volatility in the global economy and financial markets has given the Fed pause,” said Sung Won Sohn, an economics professor at the Martin Smith School of Business at California State University, Channel Islands. “I think the probability of a rate hike in September has diminished because the Fed is going to need more time to evaluate how the U.S. economy is doing. December looks like a good possibility.”During Yellen’s testimony to Congress this month, some Democrats urged her to consider delaying a rate hike given that inflation remains below the Fed’s 2 per cent target. The Fed has typically raised rates when it perceives a need to prevent inflation from getting out of control.Part of the slowdown in inflation, though, reflects a plunge in oil prices over the past year, which will reverse itself once energy prices rebound.The Fed is closer to achieving its other main goal: Maximizing employment. The unemployment rate is at a seven-year low, and over the past three months, U.S. hiring has averaged a robust 221,000 a month.Economists who think the Fed will act in September point not only to low unemployment but also to signs of strength in such areas as housing and consumer spending.“The economy has a lot of momentum, and if you don’t start raising rates off zero, then it will be hard to curtail that momentum and inflation will become a problem down the road,” said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics.There’s also some concern that prolonged ultra-low rates may have begun to inflate dangerous bubbles in certain assets.“The longer the Fed waits, the greater the bubbles will become in stock and bond prices and the more potential damage that could occur to the markets when the Fed finally acts,” said economist David Jones, the author of several books on Fed policy.Concern about igniting an overreaction in financial markets is a key reason economists think the Fed will show extreme caution in raising rates. Stocks and bonds suffered sharp declines in 2013 after the Fed initially mishandled its communications about when it would begin slowing a bond purchase program that was intended to keep long-term rates low.“It has been so long since the Fed raised rates that the situation could be volatile,” said Diane Swonk, chief economist at Mesirow Financial. “I believe the Fed is going to raise rates once, most likely in September, and then wait for some time before raising them again to judge market reaction.” This June 19, 2015 photo shows the Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building, in Washington. The Federal Reserve is getting close to raising interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade, possibly in September _ a message that may or may not be telegraphed in a statement the Fed will issue Wednesday, July 29, 2015, after its next meeting. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) read more

Chrome Web Store hit by Facebook hijacking extensions

first_imgFaithful Geek readers who surf with Google Chrome wouldn’t be fooled by the extension listed above. But  the fact that it’s pretending to be Adobe Flash Player coupled with the fact that it’s hiding out in the official Chrome Web Store is more than enough to trick some users — about a thousand so far.Security researchers at Kaspersky Labs spotted this wave of malicious extensions in Brazil, where Chrome has become the most popular web browser in the country. Fraudsters took that into account when hatching their scheme, which involves selling Facebook likes to unscrupulous types who want to give their brands a boost and don’t care to play by the rules. The going rate is about $27 for 1,000 likes.To push their cash-for-likes system, the people behind these extensions are sneakily advertising them on Facebook. As is the case with a lot of social imaging malware, the ads claim to offer users a way to re-color their profiles or track who’s looking at them — or even to remove the “virus” that’s infecting their profiles. Once installed, the extensions begin spamming likes and posting messages to walls enticing other users to download.As long as you’re paying attention, you’re not likely to get caught in a snare like this. If you’re after a Facebook profile customizer, a Chrome extension that appears to be Flash Player obviously isn’t what you were looking for and you should skip installing it. That goes double since you’re using Chrome, which already has its own built-in Flash Player anyway.Malicious extensions in the Chrome Web Store aren’t a new thing, but this activity in Brazil shows that the bad guys are hatching more elaborate plots and employing techniques similar to those used by Android Market/Google Play malware. Guess it’s time for Google to turn Bouncer loose on the Web Store, too.More at Kasperskylast_img read more

Constitutional requirement on General Elections explained

first_img Bahamas House of Assembly reconvenes, Election Date to be announced Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, April 4, 2017 – Nassau – General Elections must take place within 30 days of the House of Assembly being dissolved and according to country leader, Prime Minister Perry Christie, that dissolution will happen a week from today.Lines continue to be long at voter registration centres across the Bahamas as people try to get in on last minute registration. Speaking with Magnetic Media yesterday, Parliamentary Registration Department Commissioner, Sherlyn Hall says as of Sunday the total number of individuals registered stood at 155,000.Mr. Hall anticipates this to exceed the voter registration number in 2012, which recorded 172,128.  The Parliamentary Commissioner added eight of the twelve centres were open for registration from 10am to 9pm daily until April 10th, while the twelve centres will facilitate distribution from 10am to 8pm. He assured the department’s capacity in handling the rush.#MagneticMediaNews#BahamasGeneralElections#requirementsforGeneralElections#letsvoteBahamas Exams rescheduled because of Election Related Items:#BahamasGeneralElections, #LetsvoteBahamas, #magneticmedianews, #requirementsforGeneralElectionscenter_img Photo Credit: ipinionsjournal Nomination Day in the Bahamas Recommended for youlast_img read more

Deputy Commissioner Held Private Meetings in Houston When School Districts Future Was

first_img 00:00 /00:51 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share PexelsNews 88.7 reviewed part of Deputy Education Commissioner AJ Crabill’s calendar and found a series of meetings in Houston.The Texas Education Agency held private meetings to discuss the future of the Houston school district earlier this year, when the future of several Houston schools and the elected school board was at stake.News 88.7 checked out the calendar of Texas’ Deputy Education Commissioner AJ Crabill. It shows that over a period of 10 weeks from April to June, Crabill visited Houston nearly every weekend and had over two dozen meetings with community leaders, education advocates and others. They met at places like House of Pies, Hotel Zaza, private homes and community centers.Mark Jones, a political science professor at Rice University, said that there are two ways to look at the situation.“The negative perspective is that these meetings are being held with private individuals and groups, out of the public eye,” Jones said.  “The positive, though, is that these meetings are actually taking place and we’re not just having someone in Austin say, ‘This is the law of the land, this is the way it’s going to be, we don’t care what anyone else thinks.’”Jones added that it would be more in line with good governance to have a public forum in addition to private meetings for sensitive conversations. Xcenter_img “If I was going to be charitable, I think what the (Texas Education Agency) and Deputy Commissioner Crabill wanted to avoid is political posturing and a soap box and a media circus, and instead try to meet with the individual groups, see what their concerns were and then go back to Austin and craft a plan that is amenable to all sides,” Jones said.News 88.7 confirmed with at least two participants that Crabill discussed the state law that triggers a school board takeover, known as House Bill 1842.Last school year, the Houston school district managed to avoid a state board of managers or closing several schools. However, it must continue to improve to continue to avoid those penalties. Listenlast_img read more

Surfing in Costa Rica Secrets from a local surfer

first_imgI spend most of the time surfing in Hermosa or Jacó, but I’ll occasionally road trip out to Guanacaste, the Southern Pacific, Limón or Santa Teresa to rip some waves.When I go to these places I have friends that guide me and point me to some sweet secret spots and amazing locations I never would’ve thought existed so close to home.I’ll start you off with some of the more popular spots.Difficulty will vary from spot to spot, and you should choose where you feel more comfortable and likely to surf. Jacó, Tamarindo and Puerto Viejo are the three most important surf towns.Not only will you be able to connect with the ocean and its waves, but there’s also plenty of food and nightlife that won’t let you down.Jacó, in the Central Pacific, is the best spot to learn and start getting used to duck diving, paddling, floating, and getting in sync with the ocean. It has a beginner’s level of difficulty, yet when the proper swell hits its coast waves up to 7 feet and you will be able to rip lefts and rights. Noe Mar McGonagle came in third in the Men’s Open after a close final at the 2016 ISA World Surfing Games in Jacó, Puntarenas. (Courtesy: Alfredo Barquero/Costa Rica Surf Federation)The best time to surf Jacó will always be the mornings when there’s little to no wind, yet the tide must be in sync too. Afternoons tend to be windy and this has a negative effect on the waves. But when the elements are properly aligned, the afternoon session can become extremely fun. The best tide to surf Jacó will always be two hours before high tide peak and the next two hours after.Tamarindo is a great option for beginners as well. It has several surf schools for those interested in knowing the basics. The waves are mostly small to medium-sized and perfect to practice and learn this magnificent sport. VIDEO: Four things to avoid in your first surfing lesson A hidden gem on the Central Pacific: Boca Barranca If you’re with friends who aren’t ocean-driven, you will have multiple options to get grub or a fresh beverage and enjoy the view. If you enjoy nightlife, then Tamarindo will serve a wide menu of options to go out partying with your friends and some locals.Playa Grande is one of the most popular spots on the northern Pacific coast. It’s known for its recurrent offshore wind, sunny days and its extensive right-hand waves. Playa Grande, like Hermosa, can change from one day to another. Sometimes it has small waves and is perfect for the family. If you come during summer and get a solid swell, there’s a high chance you’ll even find some shade in these blue-water barrels. It’s literally right next to Tamarindo and if you don’t want to drive your car a few miles, you can pay a couple of bucks for a boat ride that will take you across the estuary that divides these two beaches. Costa Rica’s 2015 National Surfing Champion Jason Torres gets air off a wave at Playa Hermosa’s famous “La Curva,” which is located within the Punta Mala wildlife refuge. (Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times)Hermosa, also known as the National Stadium of Surfing, is one of the most popular spots throughout the country. You can find this spot in the Central Pacific just five minutes away from Jacó. Legends like Kelly Slater have surfed it: he said it’s one of his favorite surfing spots in the world. Local legends like the Muñoz brothers (Carlos and Alberto), Alvaro Solano and the McGonagle siblings (Noe and Leilani) will use it as their training spot.If there are no waves anywhere else, go to Hermosa. Regardless of the swell forecast, Hermosa will always have waves to offer. Its difficulty level can change from amateur to pro from one day to another. If you have never surfed before in your life, Hermosa is not recommended for you. You might get surprised by a massive set at any time, and you wouldn’t be the first one to break a board in this epic spot. Some board carnage from Playa Hermosa (Manuel Martínez / The Tico Times)Salsa Brava, the spicy sauce, is also not recommended for just anyone. Located in the beautiful southern Caribbean coast, this coral sanctuary will pump you full of adrenaline and possibly give you a harsh date with sharp coral. This spot requires specific conditions for the beast to wake up, but when it does, only the bravest and most skilled can ride it. This spot can be found in front of Puerto Viejo’s downtown, and some local insight is required to get to the lineup, as you will have to paddle around the beautiful yet sharp Caribbean reef.If you are a barrel junkie then this will be your mecca, and you can get to choose between a right or a left. Just make sure to go fully committed or else pay the price of this mythical spot.If you are planning your next surf trip to Costa Rica, then you are in for a treat. Wiping out Not only are there multiple spots with diverse types of waves, but you can also find plenty of surf shops to buy everything from a brand-new board to a wax bar. After hitting the water and ripping waves you will be able to lay back and enjoy a cold one while watching a multicolored sunset. Make sure to respect the environment, the local scene and the priority in the water, and you are in for one remarkable experience.Coming soon I will talk about two magical spots that have a lot to offer: Cóbano and the Southern Pacific, with some insight from local surfers and shapers. See you next time and till then, see you in the water. Facebook Comments Related posts:World Surfing League arrives in Jacó Costa Rica steps up safety measures ahead of World Surfing Games in Jacó Through adaptive surfing, disabled athletes conquer Costa Rica’s waves Anthony Fillingim crowned 2018 Costa Rican surf champion, Rubiana Brownell scores historic triple win Costa Rica’s known for great surfing spots like Jacó, Hermosa, Tamarindo, Grande and Salsa Brava, but they’re just the tip of the iceberg. That’s where I started surfing, and they’re the most popular among locals and visitors, but us locals still keep a few spots secret, especially those who like ripping waves in the privacy of their own backyard.As a Costa Rican who’s been ripping local waves for the past nine years, I’ve surfed them all.I think.According to my mom, I went nuts the first time I set foot in the ocean, but because we lived in San José, I couldn’t get a board and start surfing until I was 17. I didn’t know anything about the sport. I didn’t have a car or a network of fellow surfers.I bought myself a $150 LSD board with plastic fins and a Kommunity leash and pad and learned how to paddle, duck dive and float. I couldn’t get into a good pace until I got a car years later. My main spots were now just 90 minutes and $30 worth of gas away. A secret spot in the central Pacific (Manuel Martínez / The Tico Times)Then my network of local surfers started growing. My girlfriend’s best friend’s boyfriend was this Italian guy who shaped boards in Santa Teresa. He took me to his favorite spot and then pointed out the fact that I needed a board that fit my body better.I found the perfect match at a shop in Tamarindo, and I could totally feel the difference after my first session. I no longer was the slowest paddler, and I got the first taste of a right and left-hander.Now I’m 26 and have two boards, a 6’0” Denga with large Future Fiberglass Fins from a local surf shop in Santa Teresa, and a 6’2” Carton with FCS Medium size fiberglass fins from a legendary Jacó shaper. Both these boards both have a volume between 30 and 35 liters and they’re a couple of rockets. I’m hoping to get more barrel time and, with a lot of hard work and patience, land my first aerial tricks.last_img read more