Kylian Mbappe hints at move away from PSG

first_imgLATEST STORIES MOST READ Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Mbappe, who joined from Monaco in 2017 for 180 million euros, had never speculated before on a possible transfer away from the French champions.“I feel it may be the right time to take more responsibilities,” Mbappe said after succeeding Neymar as the league’s best player. “Hopefully it will be at Paris Saint-Germain, it would be with a great pleasure. Or maybe elsewhere, with a new project.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsAfter winning the World Cup in Russia, Mbappe followed up with 32 league goals this season, becoming the first French player to reach at least that tally since 1966.Mbappe has been linked with a possible move to Real Madrid, where Zinedine Zidane returned as coach earlier this season. Grand Slam remains on Beermen bucket list Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFPcenter_img Paris Saint Germain’s Kylian Mbappe arrives at the UNFP (Union of French Professional Footballers) ceremony, in Paris, France, Sunday, May 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)PARIS — Kylian Mbappe has opened the door for a move away from Paris Saint-Germain.Just after receiving the award for the French league’s player of the season, the 20-year-old World Cup winner said he wants more responsibility, either at PSG or “elsewhere with a new project.”ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too View comments Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess PSG sealed a sixth French league title in seven years but failed to defend its French Cup and French League Cup crowns this season. PSG was eliminated in the Champions League last 16 for the third straight year.Mbappe was also named the young player of the season for the third straight year.After leading Lille to a second-place finish, Christophe Galtier won the coach of the year award.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Fenerbahce Sweep Panathinaikos, Reaches Third Straight Final Four

first_imgFenerbahce Istanbul became the first team to advance to the 2017 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four, which will be held in its own city, by completing a playoff sweep of Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens with a 79-61 victory on Tuesday at Fenerbahce Ulker Sports Arena. Fenerbahce used a balanced attack to reach its third Final Four in as many seasons. Coach Zeljko Obradovic’s side also became the first team to sweep a series in which it did not have home-court advantage as well as the first to sweep three consecutive playoff series. Bobby Dixon paced the winners with 13 points, James Nunnally scored 12 and Ekpe Udoh, Luigi Datome, Nikola Kalinic and Bogdan Bogdanovic netted 10 points apiece. Udoh also collected 10 rebounds, while Jan Vesely anchored the defense with 4 blocked shots. Fenerbahce outrebounded Panathinaikos 38-22 and held the visitors to 5-of-24 three-point shooting (20.8%), while making 13 of 27 shots from downtown (48.2%). K.C. Rivers led the Greens with 16 points and Chris Singleton added 12 in defeat.With their home court rocking, Fenerbahce got off to an ideal start with Datome hitting from downtown and Vesely converting a three-point play before Mike James got the visitors on the scoreboard. Nick Calathes stepped up with 5 points before Rivers connected from deep to cap a 0-8 run that gave Panathinaikos an 11-12 edge. The lead swung both ways over the next several minutes with Dixon playing a key role for the hosts and Singleton stepping up for the visitors. A Dixon free throw gave Fenerbahce an 18-17 edge after 10 minutes. James Feldeine sank a triple and added a steal and layup to start the second quarter brilliantly for the Greens. Fenerbahce regained the lead through a three from Dixon, but a pair of emphatic dunks from Kenny Gabriel and Mike James each put the visitors in front and showed Panathinaikos was up for the challenge. However free throws by Vesely and Udoh and a Nunnally triple made up a 7-0 run for a 32-26 Fenerbahce lead. The lead reached 9 before James’s floater drew Panathinaikos within 37-30 at the break. Just like at the start of the game, Datome started the second half with a three-pointer, which gave the hosts their first double-digit lead. After Rivers hit from deep for the Greens, Bogdanovic scored his first points and Datome made it 44-33. Panathinaikos regrouped on defense and held Fenerbahce scoreless for more than five minutes, but only scored 4 points in that stretch. Kalinic ended the Fenerbahce drought with a three-pointer for a 47-37 advantage. The margin swelled to 12 through a basket-plus-foul from Sloukas before Rivers netted free throws to put 52-42 on the scoreboard at the end of the third quarter. Gist scored first in the fourth quarter, but Nunnally, Bogdanovic and Dixon hit consecutive triples to make it 63-44 as the hosts started to celebrate. The lead peaked at 23 down the stretch as Fenerbahce cruised the rest of the way before the celebrations began.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

N’Golo Kanté: so much more than just the Premier League’s best midfielder

first_imgRemember the N’Golo Kanté riots of 2018? Those were high times, man. It seems strange now but this time last year one of the key issues in the Premier League’s endless conversation with itself, and a source of febrile ambient rage well beyond the Chelsea fanbase, was the apparent misuse of Kanté by overseas book-learning type Maurizio Sarri. Sportblog Share on Messenger Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend Facebook The spark in this tinderbox was the decision to play Jorginho as the deeper of Chelsea’s midfield pairing. As part of this shift Kanté was moved a few yards from his previous starting position. He was encouraged to make a number of additional forward runs. Cue: outrage.It was a strangely protective fury. On radio shows, in newspaper columns, on the swirling brain-thoughts of social media, the angry talking heads leapt up. There was a sense of gallantry, defending Kanté’s honour, like pipe‑smoking 1950s fathers shooing a motorbike gang from the front porch while their teenage daughter cowers at the screen door. Nobody puts N’Golo in the corner!And yet the strangest thing about the Kanté uprising was: it wasn’t really a thing. Sarri went on to all but destroy Chelsea by finishing third, winning a European trophy, giving Callum Hudson-Odoi 26 games and behaving with discrete good grace while being yelled at by Spam-faced men with weirdly overwrought opinions on the precise calibration of the two-man midfield pivot.Kanté and Jorginho, intelligent footballers, made it work well enough. Fast forward a year and Chelsea’s two best wins of the season, away at Lille and Southampton, have coincided with their resumption of a two-man midfield. The news that Kanté will probably miss Saturday’s game against Newcastle after twanging his hamstring with France looks the biggest obstacle to a resumption of their recent surge.Plus, there has been some other news this week. Real Madrid and Juventus have let it be known, through the usual channels, that they may just be coming for Kanté. Not that anyone really believes these stories, product of what the authors of The Club, a brilliantly detailed anatomy of Premier League shenanigans, describe as “the gossip-industrial complex”.There are obvious holes in the Kanté to Madrid yarn. First Chelsea aren’t selling anyone and secondly the article on the DesMarque website states that Kanté “dreams of wearing white and leaving Chelsea. He believes they do not aspire to winning important titles with Frank Lampard”.Yeah, right. Does this sound like the N’Golo that you know? What were his exact words? He didn’t like the deal – but he has to go along with it? comment Similarly, the idea of Kanté as a servant to the stars seems restrictive. We hear that he “let Paul Pogba play” at the World Cup, that his yeoman presence liberates others. Maybe what’s happening here is that they’re watching Kanté play, a footballer who, in four years, has won four major club trophies and a World Cup medal for three teams, each one transformed by his presence.Probably we should try to enjoy him while we can, starting with Ajax on Tuesday; our own preciously guarded midfield shield, who – whisper it quietly – has become a little more than simply that. Share on WhatsApp The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Read more Reuse this content Frank Lampard criticises France over handling of injured N’Golo Kanté Share via Email N’Golo Kanté is key to Chelsea’s success. Photograph: Mark Greenwood/IPS/REX/Shutterstock It is at least no surprise to hear that Kanté should be in demand. He has been lionised in England, adopted as a Premier League force of nature. Albeit there has always been something showy about some of the excitement, a sense of overcompensation. Pinterest Chelsea Read more Share on Facebook Twitter N’Golo Kanté Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Topics Share on Twitter The covering midfielder, the anchor, is not a position English football has historically prized. In Kanté we got it, a defensive shield of such energy, with such a flatteringly concussive Premier League style that it became a badge of sophistication to praise him and a possible source of that backlash when a gangly foreign manager who looks as though he’s stepped out to the all-night garage in search of a tin of slim panatellas tried to change him, to bring other layers out of a champion footballer.It is fair to ask why bother. Kanté is seriously good at this. He made the most tackles in Europe’s top leagues two seasons in a row. Last season, in a team that had the ball most of the time, he still blocked more passes per game than any other regular Premier League midfielder.This is his superpower, the ability to take an advanced eye for space and movement, the famous picture a creative player has in their head, and to use that three-second glimpse forward into the revolving angles, the shifting pieces not to create, but to destroy and staunch and intercept.Still, Kanté has been doing other things. As long ago as last year’s Champions League defeat by Barcelona at the Camp Nou he produced a brilliantly complete all‑round midfield display against Ivan Rakitic, Sergio Busquets and Andrés Iniesta.He has played three league games this year but nobody has scored so many goals while also making so many tackles in that time. The pet destroyer is the best all-round midfielder in the Premier League.And why not? The image of Kanté has always been circumscribed. The story about him working as a rubbish picker in the Paris suburbs as a child feeds into this notion of some humble, saintly automaton. But Kanté is also a qualified accountant. When he refused to take his Chelsea wages through a shell company perhaps it wasn’t because he’s a holy soul looking beyond the material plane, but because he understands financial regulation and accounting practices better than most.last_img read more

IPL 2019: MI vs CSK like India vs Pakistan, says Harbhajan Singh

first_img India Today Web Desk MumbaiApril 3, 2019UPDATED: April 3, 2019 12:46 IST Harbhajan Singh shifted base to Chennai after being snapped up by CSK in the 2018 auction (CSK Twitter Photo)HIGHLIGHTSHarbhajan played for MI from 2008 to 2017 before being snapped up by CSK in 2018MI, who will host CSK on Wednesday, lead the head-to-head record 13-11Rohit Sharma’s side has won four of the last five fixtures vs MS Dhoni’s yellow brigadeOff-spinner Harbhajan Singh played for Mumbai Indians for 10 seasons before he had to shift his loyalties to Chennai Super Kings after being snapped up at the auction by the three-time champions in 2018.Mumbai Indians let go of Harbhajan Singh, their star performer for 10 years, after the 2017 IPL season after the veteran cricketer lost his form with the ball and was no longer as lethal as he used to be at his prime for the franchise.Mumbai decided to move on and invest in younger spinners like Mayank Markande, Rahul Chahar and Anukul Roy which meant Harbhajan had to find a new team for himself.That is when Chennai Super Kings stepped in and bought Bhajji at the 2018 auction at his base price of Rs 2 crores.CSK have always believed and invested in experienced players in their squad which is why they are the team with the oldest average age in the IPL lineup.All the warm smiles and hugs that the Wankhede witnessed on the eve of #MIvCSK! #WhistlePodu #Yellove Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) April 3, 2019But the move to stick with the veterans worked wonders for the yellow brigade in 2018 as they came back from the two-year hiatus to clinch the IPL title for the third time under MS Dhoni.”Of course, the talk (is) about the team is getting older (but) from my point of view they are little bit wiser 12 months wiser,” reckons CSK coach Stephen Fleming.”One of the benefits of maintaining the same side with a little turn-over is that you can start the season little bit ahead of other teams, who have a big-turn-over (change) of players.”advertisementKnown as the ‘Dad’s Army’ for a host of over the hill cricketers in their arsenal, Super Kings defied all odds to win the title last season and have continued their form this year in the opening exchanges with three successive wins from as many matches.Orey the kis’singhs at Wankhede! #8YearsLater #WhistlePodu #Yellove @harbhajan_singh @YUVSTRONG12 Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) April 2, 2019CSK is the only unbeaten side in the league so far this season and top the points table as well. Placed sixth, Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, have not started well as usual with a victory sandwiched between two defeats.But shifting base to Chennai from Mumbai doesn’t mean Harbhajan has forgotten what it was like to play for MI, also three-time IPL winners under Rohit Sharma.The former Mumbai Indians captain revealed what the atmosphere was like when they met with Chennai Super Kings in the past.”Mumbai Indians is a very popular team. It was kind of an India vs Pakistan game whenever Chennai played against Mumbai. We always wanted to beat Chennai and they wanted to beat us. But it was other way around for me (after joining CSK) to get used to beating Mumbai Indians,” Harbhajan Singh said on the Super Kings show on Star Sports.Start the TV tubes to catch the build up to the epic clash of the Eastern and the Western coast! Tune in to Star Sports 1/1 HD! #WhistlePodu #Yellove #MIvCSK Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) April 3, 2019Mumbai Indians are all set to host the Chennai Super Kings in Match 15 of the IPL at the Wankhede stadium on Wednesday night. MI lead the head-to-head 13-11 against CSK and have won four of the last five fixtures between these teams.Also Read | IPL 2019: MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina clicked with ‘sons of the soil’ ahead of MI clashAlso Read | Pakistan bans IPL 2019 broadcast, says India ‘harming’ cricket in the countryAlso Read | IPL 2019: Virat Kohli joins MS Dhoni and Gautam Gambhir in elite captains’ listFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow MI vs CSKFollow Harbhajan SinghFollow Mumbai IndiansFollow Chennai Super KingsFollow IPL 2019 IPL 2019: MI vs CSK like India vs Pakistan, says Harbhajan SinghIPL 2019: Mumbai Indians will host Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday.advertisementlast_img read more

School board vows to disregard Quebec bill restricting religious symbols

first_imgQUEBEC — The Coalition Avenir Quebec government will table its secularism bill today, fulfilling an election promise to prohibit many public sector employees, including teachers, from wearing religious symbols at work.But even before the text is made public, one school board has declared its intention to disobey a law that it says will violate the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.Quebec Premier Francois Legault has said the legislation will target teachers, judges, police officers, prison guards and other public servants in what the government considers to be positions of authority.Legault has signalled today’s bill will pre-emptively invoke the charter’s notwithstanding clause to block court challenges that invoke rights violations.Opposition to the government’s plan is growing. On Wednesday night, the English Montreal School Board adopted a motion declaring its refusal to implement legislation restricting the wearing of religious symbols.The government counters that it won a mandate last October to introduce the legislation, which it says is supported by a majority of Quebecers. Civil rights groups and religious organizations argue the bill is primarily aimed at Muslim women who wear the hijab.Julien Feldman, chairman of the EMSB’s human resources committee, said the board has never received a complaint from a student or parent about a teacher’s religious symbol.“This proposed legislation would be contrary to the values the EMSB teaches its children, in particular, values of diversity, acceptance, tolerance and respect for individual rights and religious freedoms,” Feldman said in a statement.The board’s resolution came a day after a major teachers’ federation spoke out against the planned legislation and filed a lawsuit to stop government attempts to count the number of teachers who wear religious symbols.Speaking to reporters Wednesday, Legault said the secularism bill would contain compromises, adding that his goal was to be “unifying.”The Canadian Presslast_img read more

VanessaMae Applauds Thai Government For Looking At Ending Cruel Cosmetics Testing

first_imgSuperstar violinist and Olympic skier, Vanessa-Mae, is hoping she can help orchestrate a wave of public support for ending animal testing in Thailand.A statement from the Thai government, that it has agreed in principle to look at ending animal testing for cosmetics, has struck a chord with the Cruelty Free International Ambassador, who is currently in Thailand visiting family and the Thai Olympic Committee.In April 2015 Cruelty Free International received confirmation from the Ministry of Public Health in Thailand that it is now in the process of reviewing the availability of local laboratories and decision-makers to use non-animal safety testing for cosmetics. Vanessa-Mae, whose father comes from Thailand, is hoping to use her profile in the country to place a spotlight on the issue and encourage the Ministry of Public Health to make good on their intention to phase out cosmetics tests on animals.Vanessa-Mae says: “I am proud of my Thai heritage and the family roots I have in this country, so I am very encouraged to hear from Cruelty Free International that the Thai government has in principle accepted a phase-out of animal testing for cosmetics. I know that many people in Thailand are eager and impatient to hear of progress towards implementing this. It is now time for Thailand to demonstrate to the world that it is a modern, forward-thinking nation and to join the increasing number of compassionate countries around the globe showing their commitment to ending the horrific and unnecessary practice of animal testing for cosmetics.”Michelle Thew, Cruelty Free International CEO, said: “We are delighted with the open-minded response shown so far from the government in Thailand towards adopting humane methods of testing cosmetics. The intention shows that Thailand is very much in tune with the growing anti-animal testing sentiment spreading across the globe. The move away from animal experiments for cosmetics is snowballing and we hope for an opportunity to work with the Thai authorities to make this happen and help progress the issue across ASEAN.”Since the EU ban on animal cosmetics testing in 2013, Cruelty Free International has led the campaign to see similar action implemented globally, including in Thailand and the ASEAN community. In Vietnam a programme to train local scientists in alternatives to animal tests for cosmetics was funded by the organisation.
In 2014, Cruelty Free International delivered a ground-breaking scientific report on the alternatives to animal tests to over one hundred governments around the globe, including Thailand. The report, ‘Meeting the Global Challenge: A guide to assessing the safety of cosmetics without using animals’ is a roadmap designed to help governments, politicians, regulators and cosmetics manufacturers worldwide switch to alternative ways of testing products. It describes the alternative approaches that are available to replace animals and shows how they are more reliable, faster and cheaper than the animal tests they replace.last_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement Facebook Twitter James Corden performs onstage during the 2019 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 9, 2019 in New York City. Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions Login/Register With:center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement The biggest night in theater was a memorable one. The 73rd Annual Tony Awards were presented on Sunday night to celebrate Broadway’s best performances of the year.Winners in each category are bolded.Best play“Choir Boy” by Tarell Alvin McCraney“The Ferryman” by Jez Butterworth *WINNER“Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus” by Taylor Mac“Ink” by James Graham“What the Constitution Means to Me” by Heidi SchreckBest revival of a musical“Kiss Me, Kate”Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” *WINNERBest musical“Ain’t Too Proud to Beg”“Beetlejuice”“Hadestown” *WINNER“The Prom”“Tootsie”Best revival of a playArthur Miller’s “All My Sons”“The Boys in the Band” by Mart Crowley *WINNER“Burn This” by Lanford Wilson“Torch Song” by Harvey Fierstein“The Waverly Gallery” by Kenneth LonerganBest performance by an actor in a leading role in a musicalBrooks Ashmanskas, “The Prom”Derrick Baskin, “Ain’t Too Proud”Alex Brightman, “Beetlejuice”Damon Daunno, “Oklahoma!”Santino Fontana, “Tootsie” *WINNERBest performance by an actress in a leading role in a musicalStephanie J. Block, “The Cher Show” *WINNERCaitlin Kinnunen, “The Prom”Beth Leavel, “The Prom”Eva Noblezada, “Hadestown”Kelli O’Hara, “Kiss Me, Kate”Best performance by an actor in a leading role in a playPaddy Considine, “The Ferryman”Bryan Cranston, “Network” *WINNERJeff Daniels, “To Kill a Mockingbird”Adam Driver, “Burn This”Jeremy Pope, “Choir Boy”Best performance by an actress in a leading role in a playAnnette Bening, “All My Sons”Laura Donnelly, “The Ferryman”Elaine May, “The Waverly Gallery” *WINNERJanet McTeer, “Bernhardt/Hamlet”Laurie Metcalf, “Hillary and Clinton”Heidi Schreck, “What the Constitution Means to Me”Best book of a musical“Ain’t Too Proud,” Dominique Morisseau“Beetlejuice,” Scott Brown and Anthony King“Hadestown,” Anaïs Mitchell“The Prom,” Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin“Tootsie,” Robert Horn *WINNERBest original score (music and/or lyrics) written for the theater“Be More Chill,” Joe Iconis“Beetlejuice,” Eddie Perfect“Hadestown,” Anaïs Mitchell *WINNER“The Prom,” Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin“To Kill a Mockingbird,” Adam Guettel“Tootsie,” David YazbekBest direction of a musicalRachel Chavkin, “Hadestown” *WINNERScott Ellis, “Tootsie”Daniel Fish, “Oklahoma!”Des McAnuff, “Ain’t Too Proud”Casey Nicholaw, “The Prom”Best direction of a playRupert Goold, “Ink”Sam Mendes, “The Ferryman” *WINNERBartlett Sher, “To Kill a Mockingbird”Ivo van Hove, “Network”George C. Wolfe, “Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus”Best performance by an actor in a featured role in a musicalAndré De Shields, “Hadestown” *WINNERAndy Grotelueschen, “Tootsie”Patrick Page, “Hadestown”Jeremy Pope, “Ain’t Too Proud”Ephraim Sykes, “Ain’t Too Proud”Best performance by an actress in a featured role in a musicalLilli Cooper, “Tootsie”Amber Gray, “Hadestown”Sarah Stiles, “Tootsie”Ali Stroker, “Oklahoma!” *WINNERMary Testa, “Oklahoma!”Best performance by an actor in a featured role in a playBertie Carvel, “Ink” *WINNERRobin De Jesús, “The Boys in the Band”Gideon Glick, “To Kill a Mockingbird”Brandon Uranowitz, “Burn This”Benjamin Walker, “All My Sons”Best performance by an actress in a featured role in a playFionnula Flanagan, “The Ferryman”Celia Keenan-Bolger, “To Kill a Mockingbird” *WINNERKristine Nielsen, “Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus”Julie White, “Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus”Ruth Wilson, “King Lear”Best choreographyCamille A. Brown, “Choir Boy”Warren Carlyle, “Kiss Me, Kate”Denis Jones, “Tootsie”David Neumann, “Hadestown”Sergio Trujillo, “Ain’t Too Proud” *WINNERBest orchestrationsMichael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose, “Hadestown” *WINNERLarry Hochman, “Kiss Me, Kate”Daniel Kluger, “Oklahoma!”Simon Hale, “Tootsie”Harold Wheeler, “Ain’t Too Proud”Best scenic design of a musicalRobert Brill and Peter Nigrini, ‘Ain’t Too Proud”Peter England, “King Kong”Rachel Hauck, “Hadestown” *WINNERLaura Jellinek, “Oklahoma!”David Korins, “Beetlejuice”Best scenic design of a playMiriam Buether, “To Kill a Mockingbird”Bunny Christie, “Ink”Rob Howell, “The Ferryman” *WINNERSanto Loquasto, “Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus”Jan Versweyveld, “Network”Best costume design of a musicalMichael Krass, “Hadestown”William Ivey Long, “Beetlejuice”William Ivey Long, “Tootsie”Bob Mackie, “The Cher Show” *WINNERPaul Tazewell, “Ain’t Too Proud”Best costume design of a playRob Howell, “The Ferryman” *WINNERToni-Leslie James, “Bernhardt/Hamlet”Clint Ramos, “Torch Song”Ann Roth, “Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus”Ann Roth, “To Kill a Mockingbird”Best sound design of a musicalPeter Hylenski, “Beetlejuice”Peter Hylenski, “King Kong”Steve Canyon Kennedy, “Ain’t Too Proud”Drew Levy, “Oklahoma!”Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz, “Hadestown” *WINNERBest sound design of a playAdam Cork, “Ink”Scott Lehrer, “To Kill a Mockingbird”Fitz Patton, “Choir Boy” *WINNERNick Powell, “The Ferryman”Eric Sleichim, “Network”Best lighting design of a musicalKevin Adams, “The Cher Show”Howell Binkley, “Ain’t Too Proud”Bradley King, “Hadestown” *WINNERPeter Mumford, “King Kong”Kenneth Posner and Peter Nigrini, “Beetlejuice”Best lighting design of a playNeil Austin, “Ink” *WINNERJules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer, “Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus”Peter Mumford, “The Ferryman”Jennifer Tipton, “To Kill a Mockingbird”Jan Versweyveld and Tal Yarden, “Network”last_img read more

UN forum to bring big space data benefits to disaster response in

Big data are extremely large datasets, which, upon analysis can reveal complex patterns in real-world situations such as the movement of people or humanitarian needs in the aftermath of a disaster.Synergies between such big data and space-based information, such as satellite imagery, can have profound benefits for both disaster risk reduction and sustainable development, according to the Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER), a specialized programme of the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA).“Space and big data technologies are already…important elements in early warning systems, central to effective disaster preparedness, and feature prominently in the Sendai Framework and the Paris Agreement,” said UNOOSA, referring to the globally agreed set of goals to reduce disaster risk, and combat climate change, respectively.The importance of these technologies will only grow in the future, it added.Applications of space technology vital for developing countriesIn addition, the applications of space technology and newer domains, including big data, are vital for developing countries, explained the UN office.“[These] countries are particularly susceptible to the impact of natural hazards as societies are more vulnerable and exposed, and less resilient to recover when disasters strike,” it added.The one-day expert meeting, entitled “Towards Big (Space) Data in Support of Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Response in Africa”, took stock of new developments in the implementation of the Sendai Framework – as they pertain to big data and space technologies.It also identified ways to strengthen African countries’ capacity in the use of big data and satellite technologies, as well as the technical needs in the continent, to tailor UN-SPIDER support efforts on the continent, in line with its mandate and the Africa Space Policy, adopted by the African Union in 2016 on the development and use of space science and technology for socio-economic progress in the continent.According to UNOOSA, the outcomes and recommendations from the forum will be incorporated into UN-SPIDER’s plan of work for the coming years. read more

Eat healthy smoke less

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Multicultural Health Week 2014, an initiative of the NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service, an annual themed program that discusses health issues and initiatives prevalent in multicultural societies, attempts to hone in its 2014 edition next week on such issues as healthy eating, smoking and increased exercise. Peter Todaro, the director of the NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service, speaking to Neos Kosmos said that this year’s program was taking from mainstream health, nutrition, diet, exercise, smoking and being healthy, and associating those factors with multicultural communities. He said the organisation has launched a website and community initiatives across NSW, through hospitals, community health centres and non-government organisations.Todaro said that whilst it is difficult to pinpoint a correlation between the three targeted themes and multicultural (or ethnic) communities, they are elements that are ubiquitous within non-Anglo factions.“We certainly do know that in some multicultural groups smoking levels are very high, they’re double the general population, in others they’re lower than the general population. “We also know that cardiovascular disease is higher in some groups, and some groups die less healthy than others. But I guess generally it affects us all. Food and exercise are generally something the human body requires, we’re all affected by that.”Multicultural Health Week 2014 is a means of promoting a healthy living workplace (and at home). According to the Health & Productivity Institute of Australia (HAPIA), organisations that don’t promote health and wellness are four times more likely to lose employees within 12 months. Therefore, the week long initiative aims at inspiring dialogue and awareness to groups that would otherwise not have support measures in place to seek medical or health assistance. “I think if people see the information it encourages them to become active and pick up the phone. It’s really easy for people to say ‘I’ll ring tomorrow’ or ‘I’m OK, I’m not going to worry about that’, but maybe pick up the phone and get some more information. Once you’ve gotten information if you don’t want to do anything about it, then that’s fine, but at least you’re informed.”The organisation has previously worked with the Greek community, especially in relation to smoking, but Todaro believes there is still a lot of work to be done addressing other issues.“I think generally, if you look at the Greek community they’re more of an older established community. So I think some of the issues around those communities are around ageing, dementia, being taken care of at home … around those areas,” he said. “There are a lot of Greek people that do take care of themselves, they have quit smoking, they do get involved in walking groups.”One of the grounds relating to the health issues plaguing multicultural societies, the Greek community included, is culture.“If people cut down smoking or stop and go and see their GPs on how to do that, that would be great. And if people generally start eating more vegetables and fruit that would be terrific.”“I think it’s part of the reason, how we grow up, and when someone grows up, in an Italian family for example, with pasta twice a day and then perhaps a protein dish like meat and then you say to them ‘look you have to eat vegetables, three vegetables and you have to cut down on your bread and your pasta’, they look at you and say ‘what, what are you talking about?! I’ve been eating this all my life’. “So for us it’s about explaining that certain foods are high in carbohydrates and they’re the foods that put you at risk, and for an Italian or a Greek person you tell them the foods they’ve had all their lives put them at risk, it’s a difficult issue. Culture is mostly associated with food and it’s really hard to change the cultural habits you’ve had all your life.”But Todaro argues that culture does not have to be foreshadowed for the sake of new healthy eating measures. A good balance can be achieved between enjoying the cultural aspects of diet as well as healthy eating and living.He said that any change, no matter how minor, was a positive step and could put years on one’s life. For further information on Multicultural Health Week 2014 visit www.multiculturalhealthweek.comlast_img read more

Help sought to fix East Fork Lewis trail

first_imgBATTLE GROUND — Volunteers are needed Nov. 19 and 20 to help restore East Fork Lewis River trail No. 139 in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.Workers will cut back vegetation and restore portions of the trail tread. No experience is needed and the Washington Trails Association will provide the tools and instruction.Volunteers are needed for either or both days. Overnight camping and a potluck are planned for Nov. 19.To register, go online to, email Ryan Ojerio at or call him at 360-722-2657.last_img read more

Top 10 most read stories 1925 July 2018

first_imgThe top 10 most read stories on between 19 and 25 July 2018 were:WeWork refuses to serve meat to 6,000 global employeesThe Pensions Regulator to conduct new round of spot checks for auto-enrolment non-complianceEXCLUSIVE: City and Guilds Group launches online financial educationBarclays, Herbert Smith Freehills and Vodafone recognised as top global employers for LGBT staffEXCLUSIVE: Equifax launches online financial education programmeUnilever to deliver keynote address at Employee Benefits Live 20188% receive pet insurance as an employer-paid employee benefitEverton Football Club gains Workplace Wellbeing Charter accreditation Member of Parliament recommends Deliveroo drivers receive guaranteed minimum payPerpetual Guardian improves work-life balance by 24% after implementing four-day weeklast_img read more

Toddler found wandering Miami Beach street

first_imgMIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A toddler is now safe after he was found wandering the streets of Miami Beach, Saturday morning.Authorities said the child somehow got out of an apartment while his caretaker was sleeping.A good Samaritan called police as the 2-year-old walked down Bay Road, near 16th Street. “We tried looking for where he lived, see if he had any recognition where he’d point, but he was scared around all these police officers and not seeing mommy. He was afraid,” said Jessi Davidson.Investigators determined that the child’s mother was at work during the incident.Child Services has taken temporary custody of the child pending an investigation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Rare World War II planes on display in Pompano Beach

first_imgPOMPANO BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Several vintage World War II planes landed in Pompano Beach, Monday, as part of a three-day tour stop.The Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour brought rare World War II bombers and fighter planes to the Pompano Beach Airpark on Northeast 10th Street and Fifth Avenue.Visitors can tour the fully restored jets and even fly in them.The planes will remain on display until Thursday. The tour then heads to Boca Raton for the rest of the week. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Significant Snowfall Expected Over The Eastern Kenai Peninsula Through Friday

first_imgIncluding the cities of Whittier, Seward, Girdwood, and Moose Pass. …POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL OVER THE EASTERN KENAIPENINSULA ROAD SYSTEM THROUGH FRIDAY… Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Persistent snowfall is expected over the eastern Kenai Peninsula today through Friday. Periods of heavy snowfall and blowing snow  will significantly reduce visibility at times this afternoon  through tonight.center_img Depending on the track the low center takes, the road system from Seward to Portage could see snow accumulations anywhere from one  to three feet through Friday evening. Heaviest snowfall is expected to be from Moose Pass southward.last_img read more

Appropriations Committee Asks for Detailed Analysis of Infrastructure Needs in BRAC Study

first_imgCiting its concern about the Pentagon’s repeated calls for a new BRAC round, the House Appropriations Committee directs DOD to provide a comprehensive assessment of its infrastructure needs.“Though the committee is not endorsing or precluding another BRAC round, it is interested in more detailed information that would help lead Congress to make an informed decision on that question,” states the committee report accompanying the fiscal 2016 military construction-veterans affairs spending measure that was released Tuesday.The committee requests DOD provide by Dec. 31, 2015, a comprehensive inventory of military installations as well as:a description of the infrastructure necessary to support ongoing defense activities;a discussion of categories of excess infrastructure and infrastructure capacity, and “the secretary’s  targets for the reduction of such excess capacity”;an assessment of the excess infrastructure and the value of retaining certain excess infrastructure to support surge or reversibility requirements; andan analysis of the economic impact of the closure or realignment of installations to reduce excess infrastructure.To determine the extent of excess capacity, the department should consider:the anticipated continuing need for and availability of installations outside the United States, along with the potential for future restrictions on their use; andany efficiencies that may be gained from joint tenancy by more than one branch at an installation or by reorganizing two or more installations into a single facility.The analysis would require a certification from the defense secretary regarding the need for the closure or realignment of installations. The committee also asks the secretary to certify that “every recommendation for closure or realignment of military installations in a round of closures and realignments will result in annual net savings for each of the military departments within six years” after a new round begins.The committee’s request mirrors very closely language in the House version of the FY 2015 defense authorization bill. That provision, which was viewed as a possible first step toward congressional approval of the department’s request for a new BRAC round, was struck from the compromise version of the policy bill, however.In this case, the request for an assessment of DOD’s infrastructure needs may not be as significant since the Appropriations Committee is not responsible for authorizing a BRAC round, but it seems to signal that the committee’s military construction-veterans affairs panel believes a strong case could be made for a future round.The committee report for the milcon spending bill can be found on its website. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Arvind Kejriwal offers 10 lakh to Dwarka rape victim

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday met the six-year-old rape victim and her family at Safdarjung Hospital here and offered financial assistance of Rs 10 lakh to the family along with a promise of arranging a lawyer for the case. “I am shaken after seeing the plight of the minor rape victim. If children are not safe even in the national capital, we should all hang our heads in shame. CCTV cameras helped in nabbing the accused. We are installing cameras across Delhi. We are also ready to cooperate with the Centre to make Delhi safe,” he told the media here. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us The incident took place on Tuesday afternoon when the accused identified as Nanhey, a resident of Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr, lured the girl and took her to a deserted area in Dwarka’s Sector 23 area. Kejriwal said he met the girl along with his Deputy Manish Sisodia and also met the doctors treating her. “They said her condition was serious when she arrived at the hospital. However, she is now stable after operation and other treatments. There is nothing to worry; the doctors are taking good care of her. I also met her father, he is a daily wage worker. I have promised her father all kind of support,” he said Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us The Chief Minister said that the Delhi government will give financial assistance of Rs 10 lakh to the family. “The Delhi government will also arrange for the best lawyer required to bring the culprit to book. We want to make this an example by getting the culprit the harshest punishment so that no one dares to commit such monstrous acts in future,” he added. Advertise With Us When asked about the law and order situation in the city, Kejriwal said: “I request the Central government to take all the necessary steps required so that the law and order situation improves in Delhi. I assure that the Delhi government and the people of Delhi will take all steps required to support the Central government to improve the law & order situation of Delhi.”last_img read more

TRS Musheerabad unit leaders supporters exchange blows

first_imgHyderabad: Differences surfaced once again in the Musheerabad TRS unit on Sunday with supporters of MLA Muta Gopal and rebel leader Rambabu Yadav, who is constituency observer and TRSKV State president, allegedly resorting to attacks against their respective opponents. The MLA allegedly took to his heels along with his security personnel following the incident. Yadav who managed to escape from the attacks heaved a sigh of relief. Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us The attacks took place at a party meeting at VSP Function Hall, Bagh Lingampally to decide the appointment of Ramnagar division TRS president. The MLA, Yadav, division Corporator V Srinivas Reddy and several important leaders attended. Gopal and Srinivas Reddy, a relative of former Minister Naini Narsimha Reddy allegedly head rival groups in the constituency. They have not been seeing eye to eye for some years. Also Read – GHMC distributes saplings to KV students Advertise With Us At the meeting there was a tough fight between R Moses, a supporter of the MLA, and R Mallesh from the group headed by Reddy. The attacks took place as party activists were expressing their views on the division president. Even as the media was picturing the events, Moses went on stage, rained blows on a speaker after snatching the mike from him. Supporters of Reddy also mounted the stage leading to attacks and a free-for-all. Advertise With Us With the situation taking a serious turn, the MLA and his supporters made a speedy exit from the hall, despite Reddy urging Gopal not to leave and to solve the problem. Later, R Mallesh and Vivek were announced as the division president and general secretary respectively. It may be recalled that there were serious differences between the Naini and Gopal groups for the party ticket before the 2018 Assembly elections. The seat witnessed trouble in almost all divisions of the constituency. As a result, the division president could not be appointed in the past. Consequently, two committees for each division have been constituted. The party experts have blamed the MLA for totally failing to control groupism in the constituency party unit.last_img read more

Sensex may see another year of high volatility in 2016

first_imgInvestors may witness another year of high volatility in stock markets in 2016 as a slew of negative factors could lead to further selling by overseas investors.Factors such as interest rate hike in the US, rupee depreciation and delay in reforms that resulted in aggressive of shares by foreign investors this year are also expected to rattle markets in the coming year.However, mid- and small-cap stocks will continued to be favoured by domestic investors next year until they realise the rally in the stocks is overdone.The sell-off, driven mainly by these factors, in domestic stock markets so far in 2015 has made benchmark indices head towards registering their worst yearly performance in four years. Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) have sold shares worth Rs 30,000 crore since June.Both the BSE Sensex and Nifty indices, which have hit all-time highs earlier this year, are mostly to end 2015 at nearly 5% below the closing levels on the last trading day in the previous year. The Sensex gained nearly 30% in 2014 when investors’ optimism on the Narendra Modi government was at its peak.Analysts expect FII selling to continue in 2016 largely due to concerns over additional monetary tightening in the US that could lead in weakening of rupee against the dollar.”We expect equity and currency markets to remain volatile in 2016 because of liquidity adjustment post US Federal Reserve rate hike and global economic slowdown,” The Economic Times quoted Rashesh Shah, chairman of the Edelweiss Group, as saying.Signs of slowdown in China and its authorities opting for yuan devaluation are also expected to weigh on investor sentiment. But passing of reforms by the government to boost business environment in the country may mitigate the impact of FII-selling in the markets.The Modi government was forced to delay the passage the Goods & Services Tax (GST) Bill in the past three sessions of Parliament, as it got struck in Rajya Sabha, where the BJP-led NDA does not have a majority.”If the GST Bill does not get passed within the first few months of the coming calendar (year), it will be a very bad sign and we would not want to increase our India allocation. But if it is passed, we would probably want to double our weight on India,” said Mark Mobius, executive chairman, Templeton Emerging Markets Group, Franklin Templeton Investments.”Stock-specific approach to markets will continue to work in 2016,” said Nilesh Shah, managing director at Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Co. “It’s not what the asset class is going to do, it’s what you do within that asset class in terms of picking stocks that’s going to give returns.”last_img read more

SBI tops debit card transactions in April

first_imgReuters fileState Bank of India (SBI), the country’s largest lender, reported debit card transactions worth Rs 11,720.73 crore in April, which is a 31 percent share of the market, according to data from the Reserve Bank of India.SBI logged over 8.33 crore POS (Point of Sale) transactions using debit cards during the month of April, even as it has grown market share in debit card spends over the last six months. The number of transactions far outstripped the onsite and offsite transactions of HDFC Bank and ICICI Bank which were around 3.52 crore and 3.27 crore respectively.The country’s biggest lender reported debit card transactions worth Rs 11,720.73 crore in April, notching up a share of over 31%, according to RBI data. In October, the share was a shade under 30%.In contrast, HDFC Bank and ICICI Bank saw their market shares drop over the six-month period following the note ban in November. Both banks were trailing SBI in April with debit card transactions worth Rs 4,818.66 crore and Rs 4,671.62 respectively.While the April data was definitely miles ahead of the October data, it paled in comparison with the record digital transactions seen in January – in the wake of demonetisation-fuelled bank deposits — across public and private sector banks with SBI’s market share at just 25.3 percent.At the end of April, SBI had nearly 35 crore debit cards while HDFC Bank has 2.39 crore debit card holders and 3.7 crore card holders for ICICI Bank.last_img read more

NPR Has Turned Wait Wait Dont Tell Me Into a Game for

first_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety The weekly 5-minute quiz has been developed by NPR in partnership with Vaynersmart, the internet of things subsidiary Gary Vaynerchuk’s Vaynermedia. NPR recently estimated that 53 million people, or 21% of the adult U.S. population, now own a smart speaker.center_img NPR has turned its popular “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!” news quiz show into an interactive game for smart speakers: Owners of speakers powered by Google’s Assistant or Amazon Alexa will be able to play along to questions about the news of the week.Just like the radio show, the quiz is being hosted by Peter Sagal and Bill Kurtis. And just like on the show, participants can actually win a chance to have one of the show’s on-air talent personalize their voicemail.Owners of an Amazon Echo device can access the quiz by saying “Alexa, open Wait Wait Quiz,” whereas it’s available on Google Home speakers via the voice command “Hey Google, talk to the Wait Wait Quiz.”“Try it out today– you can’t lose! Well, technically you can,” NPR joked in a press release for the game. The network also had “All Things Considered co-host Ari Shapiro try out the quiz on camera:last_img read more