Sans Slaughter, Devance steps up on defense in Game 1 win

first_imgGoogle honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netWithout Greg Slaughter in the middle for Ginebra, Joe Devance had to defend Rain or Shine big man Beau Belga in the fourth quarter in Game 1 of their 2018 PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals series on Monday.“My focus is to just get stops,” Devance said after posting 15 points, four rebounds and five assists.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico “Beau Belga had a pretty good game and I just had to lock in a little bit. Beau’s a great player — I give him a lot of credit from where he started to now, he’s progressed a lot, so I had to really focus a lot on my defense and just that’s it. One stop at a time and just play defense.”Through his hard work, Devance was successful in his aim as he kept Belga in check while also getting things done on offense. He triggered the deciding 12-0 run for the Gin Kings midway through the period en route to an 88-80 victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHe was such an active presence for Ginebra that even Belga’s attempt to save the ball out of bounds went to Devance, who made the crucial basket that gave the Kings an 84-75 advantage with 2:10 left.“I mean, that was a smart play. It just kind of backfired that time. That was pretty crazy though,” he said.center_img Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Though the 36-year-old forward is slowly showing signs of his old form, he admitted that he still hasn’t fully recovered yet from his foot injury that sidelined him for the better part of the conference.Devance may have been away from the action the last four months, but his desire to help the Gin Kings never waned on him.“It put a pressure on me just because I’m kind of behind on everything,” he said. “I’ve been out for so long and then I get back and it’s already playoff time. So I try to put a little bit of pressure on myself to hurry up and get back and get 100-percent better. It’s a little hard, though. My knees are hurting a bit, but I just try to do whatever I can to help the team. Whatever it takes.”ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra repeats over Rain or Shine for 1-0 lead in quarterfinals Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 City Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READlast_img read more

Cavs guard Collin Sexton believes NBA hopeful Kai Sotto is going to be a lot better

first_imgCatholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:52Vico Sotto to go after erring CENRO officials in Pasig City02:42PH 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 DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Kai Sotto during his press conference and sendoff. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines–Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton believes that Kai Sotto has what it takes to flourish as a basketball player.“Kai, that’s my guy,” Sexton told a handful of reporters on Wednesday at Raffles Makati. “He’s going to be great.”ADVERTISEMENT READ: Rookie, legend play mentor roles Sexton went on to become a lottery pick in the NBA a destination Sotto has long set his sights on.“He’s already great and he’s going to be a lot better, you’re all going to see,” Sexton said of Sotto.Sexton is in town with WNBA legend and future Hall of Famer Tina Penicherio for the 2019 Jr. NBA Philippines that is set to come off wraps this Saturday at Don Bosco in Makati.Sexton will also serve as a mentor to kids aged 13-14 years old in the event that culminates at MOA Music Hall this Sunday.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img The NBA rookie wasn’t simply making a conjecture. He has, after all, trained alongside the Filipino prospect in Atlanta, where Sotto is currently training in a bid to crack premier basketball league.READ: Cavs’ Collin Sexton watches Game 7 of PBA FinalsFEATURED 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, logisticsSexton and Sotto train under the same skills coach American Nick Stapleton, who has an international following which includes professionals from China, Italy and Montenegro.The similarities between Sexton and Sotto don’t end there. The American guard went on to play in the Fiba Under-17 World Cup in 2017, while the towering Filipino played in the last year’s edition of the global meet. View comments Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue MOST READ PH bet Romero Duno scores tough split decision for NABO lightweight crown Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Aerospace park gets environment nod, infra work to start soon

first_imgChennai, Jul 8 (PTI) The proposed aerospace park, being set up near here at an estimated cost of Rs 200 crore, has got environmental clearance from the State Level Environment Impact Assessment Authority.Being set up for manufacture of aerospace components, maintenance and repair services for avionics, the venture got the approval in May, the state government said in an official release today.Work for providing basic infrastructure facilities like roads, street lights, storm water drain in the over 245 acre facility will begin soon at an estimated cost of Rs 50 crore.Industries Minister MC Sampath and top government officials inspected the ongoing work at aerospace park located in the SIPCOT Vallam-Vadagal Industrial Park today.”This park will attract Rs 1,000 crore of investment in a period of five years and will generate direct employment opportunity to 10,000 people and indirect employment to 25,000,” the release said.The minister also reviewed works on a truck terminal, set up at a cost of Rs 10.8 crore, at the Industrial Park.Jayalalithaa had already announced that an Advanced Computing and Design Centre will be set up in the aerospace park. PTI VGN BN SMJlast_img read more

3rd ODI: Imam-ul-Haq hundred in vain as South Africa beat Pakistan in rain-curtailed match

first_img3rd ODI: Imam-ul-Haq hundred in vain as South Africa beat Pakistan in rain-curtailed matchSouth Africa vs Pakistan: South Africa (187 for 2) beat Pakistan (317 for 6) by 8 wickets via the DLS method in Centurion to take a 2-1 lead in the 5-match ODI series on Friday.advertisement Associated Press CenturionJanuary 26, 2019UPDATED: January 26, 2019 07:46 IST Bad weather forced the players off for the second and last time in the 33rd over (Cricket South Africa Twitter)HIGHLIGHTSSouth Africa (187 for 2) beat Pakistan (317 for 6) by 8 wickets via the DLS methodReeza Hendricks (83) and Faf du Plessis (40) were batting in the 33rd over when play was called off due to rainPakistan’s score was built around opener Imam-ul-Haq’s 101 off 116 balls while Babar Azam scored and Mohammad Hafeez scored 69 and 52South Africa beat Pakistan by 13 runs via the Duckworth-Lewis method on Friday to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series of one-day internationals.The home team’s pursuit of Pakistan’s impressive total of 317-6 was shaping up to be a thrilling one before rain intervened.Reeza Hendricks, who was undefeated on 83, and captain Faf du Plessis (40 not out) were in the middle of a 108-run stand when the bad weather forced the players off for the second and last time at SuperSport Park with South Africa on 187-2 after 33 overs.The game was finally called off and the result confirmed over an hour later.UPDATE: The 3rd Momentum ODI has been called, congratulations to SA who have won by 13 runs via the Duckworth/Lewis/Stern method. They go 2-1 up in the 5-match series. Next match is the #PinkODI this Sunday. We can’t wait to see you all #PitchUpInPink. #ProteaFire #SAvPAK pic.twitter.com/ZtJYbTVd2JCricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) January 25, 2019Pakistan’s score was built around opener Imam-ul-Haq, who made 101 and was one of a number of batsmen dropped in a sloppy display by South Africa in the field.Imam also became the second fastest player to reach 1,000 ODI runs, behind teammate Fakhar Zaman. The duo have pushed West Indies great Viv Richards, who set the record 38 years ago, down to third on that list.Babar Azam was also given a life and went on to hit 69 from 72 balls in a 132-run partnership with Imam.South Africa was 79-2 in reply and under pressure when Hendricks and du Plessis came together. Hendricks hit eight fours and pulled two sixes over midwicket on the way to his second ODI half-century.advertisementPakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed played despite coming under scrutiny for an alleged racist comment aimed at allrounder Andile Phehlukwayo in the second ODI.The International Cricket Council governing body is gathering information on the incident but hasn’t announced any formal proceedings against Sarfraz, who apologized the day after and said his remarks were a general expression of frustration not aimed specifically at the South African.Sarfraz also apologized in person to Phehlukwayo ahead of Friday’s game.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. 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 South Africa vs PakistanFollow Centurion ODIFollow Imam-ul-Haqlast_img read more

World Cup 2019: Prayers offered for India’s success in opening match

first_imgWorld Cup 2019: Prayers offered for India’s success in opening matchCricket fans gathered and chanted Vedic Mantras’ in a temple in Varanasi ahead of India’s ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 opener against South Africa scheduled for Wednesday in Southampton.advertisement Asian News International VaranasiJune 5, 2019UPDATED: June 5, 2019 12:25 IST Prayers offered for Indias success in opening match. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPrayers were offered in several temples across India ahead of India’s WC openerIndia begin their World Cup campaign against South Africa on WednesdayFans said they have praying for a one-sided match in SouthamptonIndia is all set to play the first match of this edition’s ICC Cricket World Cup against South Africa on Wednesday and cricket fans in Varanasi offered prayers for the team’s success in the match.’Vedic Mantras’ was chanted in the temple of Varanasi so that team perform well in the premier tournament and have a good start on Wednesday. India takes on South Africa at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton in their World Cup 2019 opener.”We are praying that ‘God gives strength to team India so that team, under the leadership of Virat Kohli, win a one-sided match.’ Not only this we prayed that India beat all the teams and win the World Cup,” Acharya Pandit Rajendra Trivedi, one of the fans who offered prayers, told ANI.Ramesh Verma, another fan, said: “We have taken blessings from Bholenath for India’s success. We will win all the matches and I think we will win the World Cup for the third time. India is the strongest team with good batsmen and bowlers.”This is India’s first match in the tournament while South Africa will be playing their third match. South Africa has lost both its matches at the hands of England and Bangladesh.India are heading into the match as firm favourites. It will, therefore, be interesting to see whether South Africa will be able to change their fortunes from now on or India will justify their favorite tag.Also Read | South Africa pace ace Dale Steyn ruled out of World Cup 2019advertisementAlso Read | India vs South Africa, World Cup 2019 Match 8: Prediction and Probable Playing 11sAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. 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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Virat KohliFollow South Africa vs Indialast_img read more

Ban Kimoon voices shock at deadly bomb attack targeting exleader of Pakistan

18 October 2007Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed his shock at learning of an attack on the convoy of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto in which two roadside bombs in the southern city of Karachi have killed more than 100 people and injured many more. Mr. Ban “strongly condemns this terrorist attack and expresses condolences to the families of the victims,” according to a statement issued by his spokesperson.“He trusts that all political forces will act together to strengthen national unity.” read more

Taro Hall elevator out of service until further notice

The elevator in Taro Hall is out of service until further notice. It is being shut down as a precautionary safety measure as construction crews prepare for the demolition of the east stairwell.Access to Taro Hall’s 300 level is available via Mackenzie Chown A Block 300 level or Plaza 300 level.The main stairwell in Taro continues to be closed but all floors in Taro are accessible by the west stairwell during this time. Directional signage has been posted.This closure is part of the $22-million Goodman School of Business expansion project which will feature:79,000 square feet of new and renovated spaceSix new and nine refreshed classrooms with state-of-the-art technologyLarge two-storey engagement AtriumFive employer interview roomsBloomberg financial research labGraduate student study space, faculty research space and additional offices read more

Austria W Hypo wins 6415 against Stockerau

acimoviccavaleiroda silvade souzadedicdinizhypokaisermaulermouranascimentorodriguesstockerautemes That this season the sky is the limit for Hypo Niederosterreich speaks the yesterday’s result in the league. Already winning their games by about 20 goals, now Hypo made a new feat. They beat their opponents from Stockerau with huge 64:15 (yes, sixty-four : fifteen). Already after 12 mins in the game, Hypo led 12:0, and only in the 13th minute Stockerau scored their first goal. Hypo Niederosterreich played this game without the injured Karol de Souza and Gorica Acimovic. On the weekend, Hypo travels to Ljubljana for the preparation tournament before the start of the Champions League. The opponents are: Krim Ljubljana, Podravka and Zajecar.Stockerau – HYPO NÖ 14:65 (6:32)Goals: Dara Diniz 7, Alexandra Nascimento 11, Mirela Dedic 3, Ana Paula Rodrigues 9, Fernanda da Silva 8, Stefanie Kaiser 3, Julia Mauler 7, Deonise Cavaleiro 7, Bernadett Temes 5, Mayara Fier de Moura 5 ← Previous Story Polish Fans appeal to the Federation (PHF) Next Story → France LNH: Chambery slightly past Ivry, 24-23 win read more

NAMA expects to hire up to 220 staff to deal with loans

first_imgNAMA EXPECTS TO TAKE ON on “substantial proportion” of loans from IBRC as a result of the bank’s liquidation according to its chief executive.CEO Brendan McDonagh told the Oireachtas public accounts committee that the transfer of these assets is expected late this year or early next year and represents a “major challenge for NAMA”.McDonagh put the scale of the challenge in context by saying that the agency currently deals directly or indirectly with about 800 debtors, this could increase to over 3,000 if it takes on the loans it expects from IBRC. McDonagh says that NAMA expects to hire an additional 220 staff to deal with this increased workload.McDonagh also stated that 28 staff members, or more than 10 per cent of all NAMA staff, have left the agency so far this year. This is in addition to 22 staff members who departed in 2012.McDonagh said that NAMA is ‘doing its best to keep people’ but the reality is that NAMA’s finite remit until 2020 discourages people form staying.Under questioning from Labour TD Derek Nolan about whether those leaving NAMA to go to the private sector have an unfair commercial advantage, McDonagh said that only a few senior people have access to NAMA’s long-term strategies.In any event, he says,  NTMA employees are subject to the Official Secrets Act, “You can’t stop people making a living, but if we feel there is an issue there are mechanisms to deal with that.”Sales concentrated outside of IrelandNAMA has made more than 85 per cent of its sales outside of Ireland according to McDonagh.Of the €9.2 billion generated in sales so far by the agency, just €1.2 billion was made through sales in Ireland.In total NAMA has generated €13.7 billion in cash for the taxpayer since it began operating with the extra €4.5 billion coming from rental and other non-disposal income.McDonagh said that the agency was “very fortunate” that such a large portion, 44 per cent, of the properties it took over in 2009 were outside of Ireland. This, he said, has allowed NAMA be selective in releasing properties into the Irish market, only releasing properties “in terms of the Irish market’s ability to absorb them”.Sales in Ireland have been governed by two key principles according to McDonagh, “no firesales and no hoarding”.NAMA also says that it has been luck that most of the Irish properties it owns have been based in the urban areas of Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick.The agency currently has €1.5 billion worth of properties on the Irish market with a further €300-400 million due to come on the market in current weeks. These will be mostly office spaces and McDonagh says NAMA has been working closely with the IDA to provide accommodation for major global businesses with plans to create jobs in Ireland.Earlier this year NAMA reported a profit of €228 million profit for 2012. McDonagh says that the agency has also recorded a profit for the first half of 2013 but was not in a position to give details of the figures as yet.Read: NAMA to invest a minimum of €2 billion in Irish property market >Read: Land at South Docks to be developed for ‘world-class’ office facilities >last_img read more

Warning Wikileaksorg May Now be Hosted by Russian Cybercriminals

first_imgAccording to non-profit spam-tracking outfit Spamhaus, visits to the original WikiLeaks address, wikileaks.org, now redirects traffic to a site operated by an organization it has dubbed “Russian cybercriminals.” When visitors go to wikileaks.org they are forwarded to mirror.wikilleaks.info, which is operated by the Russian Webalta (or sometimes Wahome) host who Spamhaus regards as a “blackhat” organization–a launching pad for spamming, malware/virus hosting, phishing, and other sketchy activities.AdChoices广告According to a story on CNET, wikileaks.info has “strenuously objected” to this classification, going on to say “We find it very disturbing that Spamhaus labels a site as dangerous without even checking if there is any malware on it. We monitor the wikileaks.info site and we can guarantee that there is no malware on it.” The site even go on to say that they weren’t even aware that wikileaks.org was being forwarded to their site. As a representative tells CNET “In fact, we were caught [by] surprise on last Saturday as we all of a sudden had 1 million hits per day on our Web site. The switch [when wikileaks.org site visitors began being forwarded to wikileaks.info] was not discussed with us.”So, that might just be the cold denial of a lying criminal enterprise OR it’s all a government conspiracy to get people to stop downloading leaked files–a big chess game with varying levels of pawns and kings.Have at it, conspiracy theorists!In the meantime, WikiLeaks is being mirrored on many undisputed sites around the web including wikileaks.ch, wikileaks.nl, and wikileaks.de.last_img read more

Artistic boost for Greek cultural centre

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A new advisory board has been set up to oversee the Contemporary Greek Cultural Centre that will be featured in the new building of the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria (GOCMV). Some of Melbourne’s big players in the arts will be working towards an inclusive centre promoting contemporary Greek Culture. Max Delaney, senior curator National Gallery of Victoria; Professor Joy Demousi, University of Melbourne, Vas Katos, independent consultant in marketing; and Marie Velonaki, artist and academic at University of NSW are the new names to the advisory board set to bring value to contemporary Greek art and culture. The advisory board is made up of Professor Nikos Papastergiadis and Olyvia Nikou SC as co-chairs, with Dr Jim Bossinakis, Costas Markos, Dr Marinis Pirpiris and Leonidas Vlahakis also on the board. Jorge Menidis has been appointed the inaugural director of the Contemporary Greek Cultural Centre“Our objective is to nurture and showcase bold, contemporary, different and interesting cultural events which resonate with the evolving interests of 2nd and 3rd generation Greek Australians as well as to engage the broader community no matter what their individual ethnic heritage.” Ms Nikou tells Neos Kosmos.She says that the intention of the new Advisory Board is to fascinate and stimulate the cultural interests of Philhellenes everywhere.”last_img read more

Comportement les éléphants savent coopérer

first_imgComportement : les éléphants savent coopérerDécrite dans Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, une expérience britannique a montré que les éléphants d’Asie domestiqués apprennent très vite à collaborer avec un congénère pour effectuer une tâche impossible à réaliser seul.Au Thai Elephant Conservation Center de la province de Lampang, en Thaïlande, des éléphants d’Asie, préalablement entraînés à tirer une corde pour amener à eux une plateforme chargée de nourriture, ont été confrontés à une nouvelle expérience par l’équipe du Dr Joshua Plotnik, de l’Université de Cambridge. Cette fois-ci, la corde, simplement passée autour de la plateforme, glissait le long de celle-ci sans aucun effet lorsqu’un seul éléphant tirait sur l’un des brins. Il fallait donc que deux animaux, ensemble, tirent chacun un des deux bouts de la corde pour que la plateforme convoitée vienne à eux.Très vite, après initiation, chaque pachyderme, amené isolément devant le dispositif, a appris à attendre que l’un de ses congénères le rejoigne, avant de commencer à saisir la corde. Plus vite que des chimpanzés soumis au même test, selon les chercheurs ! Le Dr Plotnik espère que ses conclusions aideront notamment à la conservation de ces géants en voie de disparition : “Plus nous en saurons sur leur intelligence, mieux nous pourrons élaborer des solutions à des problèmes comme les conflits homme-éléphant”, a-t-il expliqué. Le 12 mars 2011 à 20:15 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

HandsOn Race Across America on Land Sea and Sky in The Crew

first_imgStay on target Remember The Crew? In an era where the Ubisoft empire was being heavily criticized for putting out endless open-world games that all basically followed the same generic template, racing game The Crew seemed to be the most generic of all. We were puzzled to hear that it was getting a sequel alongside more memorable franchises like Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry. But The Crew 2 is coming, very soon in fact, and we recently got to go hands-on with it. The Crew 2 may not fix the franchise’s identity issues (I honestly can’t even remember if I played the original that’s how fast it left my brain) but it at least seems to be a more robust game.Like the first game, The Crew 2 is a less realistic and more arcade-style open-world racer in the vein of Burnout Paradise or Forza Horizon. So already I was interested. Also like the first game, players race around a scaled-down but still impressively large recreation of the United States. So already it’s a better Ubisoft game about America than Far Cry 5. Just the way the map zooms in and out, going from detailed city street to straight-up overhead view of the whole country, is something to behold.Exploring the different car cultures of each region gives The Crew 2 the kind of wanderlust that makes or breaks most open-world games. Screw taking on missions. I just wanted to see how long it would take to travel from the Niagara Falls to Texas. I wanted to drive the same beefy off-road vehicle from the Rocky Mountains to crowded New York streets. I enjoyed merely watching the scenery change.Eventually though you’re going to want to start playing The Crew 2 like an actual video game. And it’s… totally serviceable. Missions are broken up by region and have you working your way into a specific families of racing disciplines. I earned a lot of street racing cred in Los Angeles while driving across a couple of rooftops. Missions can be tackled alone or with friends online, where if even one member of your crew completes an objective you all benefit. And naturally as you progress you’ll be able to get new vehicles and better parts for old vehicles. Very expected open-world racing stuff, down the fact that I’m not sure which currencies were in-game or real money.The Crew 2’s most radical improvement over the first game though is the addition of planes and boats. It’s straight-up Diddy Kong Racing in here. After some initial training, you’ll be able to hop between these three vehicle types on the fly. It’s hilarious to be soaring through the air, swap to your car, and watch it fall. Being able to fly overheard or travel through bodies of water also opens up more freedom of exploration.Meanwhile, new vehicles add new mechanical variety to the racing gameplay. I’m not usually a fan of boats in racing games but here they were pretty fun. There are some tricky turns but courses were mostly about maintaining speed and a straight line in increasingly choppy waters. Holding the stick lets you skim across water (trimming?) for more speed, but leaves you more vulnerable to being thrown off course.The planes however I found more useful for just getting around the map than for controlling for their own sake. Instead of racing, the aerial events are acrobatics showcase the award points for tricks like in a Tony Hawk game. Fly close to the ground. Flying vertically up. Do a barrel roll. It’s fine enough conceptually but just something about the controls and handling of the planes felt off. I could rarely do what I wanted with any consistency. I tried to fly with as few inputs as possible because every button I pressed or stick movement I did just seemed to make things worse.The Crew 2’s best events combine all three vehicles for epic, multi-part, boss battle-esque races that are part of an in-game extreme reality show. It’s awesome as the race transitions from cars on roads to boats in a bayou. It was very satisfying to use my surprising boat skills to make up for lost time during the car portion before taking to the skies. Even the presentation gets a little wackier here. The opening race features the world folding in on itself like Inception. Unfortunately, there will only be a handful of these brief moments of spectacle. The rest of the game could use this creativity and personality.I’m still not entirely sure the world needs a sequel to The Crew. But it is getting one, and at least it seems to be better. The Crew 2 launches on June 29 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Hands-On: ‘Ghost Recon: Breakpoint’ Has Something for EverybodyMake Your Own ‘Watch Dogs Legion’ Music With Ubisoft and JGL’s New Grift last_img read more

BAHAMAS Lombard Odier Executives Pay Courtesy Call on Minister Symonette

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 25, 2017 – Nassau – Lombard Odier Partner Marc Lopez (centre) and Lombard Odier and Cie (Bahamas) Ltd. Managing Director Renaud Vielfaure (right) paid a courtesy call on Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration the Hon. Brent Symonette, November 23, 2017 at the Ministry’s offices.(BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna) Related Items:last_img

2 San Diego police officers shot in College Area shooting have been

first_img2 San Diego police officers shot in College Area shooting have been identified 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – One of two police officers wounded over in a weekend shootout, which left a suspect dead in a College-area apartment, went home today to continue recuperating, police said.Dan Bihum, an 18-year veteran of the San Diego Police Department, was discharged from a trauma center two days after he and fellow patrolman Francisco Roman were shot while trying to enter a Rolando Court residence in response to an emergency call.Finding themselves under attack, Roman and a third officer returned fire. The suspected assailant, 28-year-old Joe M. Darwish, was later found dead inside his rental residence. Roman, a three-year department member, remained hospitalized this afternoon in stable condition, Lt. Anthony Dupree said. The events that led to the exchange of gunfire began about 10:15 p.m. Saturday, when a loud and violent-sounding dispute was reported in a neighborhood just southeast of San Diego State University.As officers were trying to contact any occupants of the apartment where the disturbance had occurred, they noticed the smell of something burning. Getting no response from anyone in the residence and believing there might be a fire starting, the patrol personnel made entry and were immediately met with gunfire, Dupree said. Roman and Officer Shawn Boggeman shot back before retreating and seeking help for the wounded patrolmen.Medics took Bihum and Roman to hospitals, where they were admitted in stable condition. A SWAT team, meanwhile, was summoned to take up positions around Darwish’s apartment and prepare to enter it forcibly, if necessary. After several hours, the special weapons and tactics personnel stormed into the residence and found Darwish dead. It was not immediately clear if he had succumbed to police gunfire or if he might have shot himself.Darwish had a “criminal history,” and police had responded to incidents at his apartment “numerous times over the last several years,” SDPD Chief David Nisleit told reporters.San Diego Police have identified the suspect and two officers wounded in Saturday’s College Area shooting. The San Diego Police Department Press Release can be read below.On Saturday June 23, 2018, at about 10:16 p.m., uniformed San Diego PoliceOfficers responded to a radio call of a violent disturbance in the 4800 block of Rolando Ct.Officers attempted to contact the subject at his apartment. As the officers were at the frontdoor, they could smell something burning coming from inside the location. Fire Fighterswere called to the location to evaluate for a fire.After getting no response at the front door, Officers and Fire Fighters made entry to theapartment to check for a possible fire. Once the front door opened, the officers and FireFighters were met with gun fire. The officers returned fire and exited the apartment. TwoSan Diego Police officers were struck with gun fire and were transported to local hospitals.One officer is in serious but stable condition and the other officer is in stable condition.Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) personnel arrived at the scene and eventually madeentry into the apartment and located the suspect inside deceased.The two officers injured have been identified as Francisco Roman, a 3-year veteran (instable condition at a local hospital), and Dan Bihum, a 18-year veteran (Released from thehospital today) of the San Diego Police Department. Officers Roman and Officer ShawnBoggeman, a 4-year veteran of the San Diego Police Department, returned fire. All officersare assigned to Eastern Division.The suspect has been identified as 28-year old Joe M. Darwish of San Diego.Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Homicide Unit at (619)531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.KUSI has confirmed that the following images are of the shooter, Joe M. Darwish. Original Story (June 24, 8:17 AM) –  Posted: June 25, 2018 Updated: 7:19 PM FacebookTwitter Maggie Delmore, , Ashlie Rodriguez, center_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsTwo police officers were shot and wounded, one seriously, in a standoff at a College Area condominium that left the suspect dead Sunday.One officer, a three-year veteran of the department, was listed in serious, but stable condition. The second officer, an 18- year veteran of the department, was listed in stable condition.Both men are expected to survive their injuries, said San Diego police chief David Nisleit during a 7:30 a..m. news conference at police headquarters.Officers were dispatched about 10:15 p.m. Saturday to 4860 Rolando Court, Nisleit said, in response to a “violent disturbance” call.“Officers got there and knocked on the door and got no response,” he said. “But at that time, smelled what they thought was fire.”  Officers requested the fire department.“Officers made a decision to open the door. Before they did that they, though, they knocked on the door and asked the occupant to respond.“There was no response so the officers opened the door,” he continued. “Upon opening the door, they were met by gunfire.”It was unclear if the suspect, who was found dead inside the apartment, was struck by police gunfire, Nisleit said. Two of three officers there shot their guns.“It is believed that he was probably lighting something on fire, but until we get inside and take a look at the apartment, we do not fully know that,” said Nisleit, adding that the caller to police “heard cursing being thrown about” possibly to a female.A SWAT team had continued to confront the barricaded suspect in a standoff that lasted more than two hours. “We had to do quite a few evacuations,” Nisleit said.Several residents from the nearby Tuscany Place apartment complex were evacuated during the standoff, but were allowed to return as of 2 a.m.Nisleit said the department’s Homicide Unit was — at 7:30 a.m. — still waiting for a judge to approve a search warrant for the home.Two Homicide Unit teams were at the location, said San Diego police Capt, Mike Hastings.“This will be a long process throughout the day — maybe into the evening,” the police chief said.Nisleit said the suspect has a “criminal history” and that police have response to the location “numerous times over the last several years.”The name of the suspect will be released pending notification of next of kin, he said. June 25, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News #SDPOA has been notified of fake/scam donation sites of individuals taking advantage of heroic acts of two @SanDiegoPD Officers. https://t.co/5FTjtrTqnu is the only legitimate site for donation for Officers pic.twitter.com/KvorljxjJr— San Diego Police OA (@SDPOA) June 24, 2018 Maggie Delmore, , Ashlie Rodriguez last_img read more

Man dies after being found with gunshot wound in University Heights

first_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A 28-year-old man died Wednesday after he was found shot in a car in San Diego’s University Heights neighborhood, police said.Dispatchers received a report shortly after 12:35 a.m. of a person with a gunshot wound in a vehicle at Park Boulevard and El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego police Lt. Anthony Dupree said.Officers arrived and found a man with a gunshot wound to his upper body, Dupree said.The victim, whose name was not released, was transported to a local hospital, but was pronounced dead there, Dupree said.A man at the scene told officers the shooting happened before 12:30 a.m. in the 3000 block of Martin Avenue in the Logan Heights area, Dupree said.No suspect descriptions were immediately available. Homicide detectives were investigating the incident. July 18, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom Man dies after being found with gunshot wound in University Heights Posted: July 18, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

3 abducted Pune youths released by Naxals

first_imgThree youths from Pune, who were allegedly abducted by Naxals while they were on a bicycle rally to spread the message of peace, have been released by the rebels in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district, police said.“The youths have been released and they safely reached Chintalnar camp of police,” Inspector General of Police, Bastar Range, SRP Kalluri, said.The three youths – identified as Aadarsh Patil, Vilas Valake and Shrikirhna Shevale – were abducted from Basaguda area of the neighbouring Bijapur district and kept at Timmapuram village forests near Chinger in Jagargunda police station limits under the custody of Maoist commander Papa Rao, Kalluri said.Soon after getting news of the abduction, police had suspended all anti-Naxal operations in south Bastar, he said.Later, the police were able to locate the whereabouts of the three youths following which talks were held with the abductors through various means to secure their safe release, he said  The IG, however, did not reveal details about the negotiations with the abductors. The youths had on December 20 launched a cycle rally from Pune under their “Bharat Jodo” (Link India) campaign to propagate the message of peace in Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Odisha, the states worst affected by Naxalism over past three decades, he said. They were passing through several places of Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh when they were allegedly abducted by the ultras in Bijapur a few days back.last_img read more

Kyrie Irving is in for a rude awakening without LeBron

first_imgKyrie Irving is in for a rude awakening without LeBronKyrie Irving got his wish and is now “the man” in Boston, and it will be considerably harder now that Gordon Hayward is likely done for the year. Colin understands Kyrie’s reasoning for wanting to leave, but he thinks Irving is going to be in for a rude awakening after leaving LeBron.Colin has said in the past that leaving great management or talent behind for any reason is a mistake, and in this case, there’s no question that Irving will never have another teammate close to as good as James to shoulder the burden. Also, the only time Irving has won in his career is with LeBron. He lost before James returned to Cleveland and was incapable of leading the Cavs to wins when LBJ would sit.Maybe Irving will be happier with life in Boston, but his life on the court will never be harder now that he can’t lean on the King. Ben Simmons will be a better NBA player than Lonzo Ball Supremely hyped rookie Lonzo Ball makes his highly anticipated debut with the Lakers, tonight. Sixers’ rookie Ben Simmons made his NBA debut for Philly, last night, and finished with an impressive 18 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists in a loss to the Wizards.Colin thinks the two rookies will be compared to each other throughout their careers, because they’re entering the league together and both are considered pass first, franchise changing picks. Today in The Herd, he compared the two, and concluded that Simmons will have the better career when it’s all said and done.He thinks Lonzo will be a transcendent passer because of his incredible court vision, in the mold of a Jason Kidd, but he’s not a great athlete, is easily fatigued, and won’t change games with his scoring. At 6’10, Simmons is more of a Magic Johnson prototype. He’s longer, stronger, more versatile, a far better athlete, finishes better around the rim, and has a higher ceiling because of his superior physical ability.Colin believes Lonzo will get more attention in L.A., and help lead the Lakers back to relevance, but Simmons will be the better NBA player of the two, barring injury.Guests:Chris Broussard – FS1 NBA Insider is in-studio talking Ben Simmons vs. Lonzo; why the Lakers have no shot to make the playoffs; and why Chris Paul’s style doesn’t fit in with the Rockets.Greg Cosell – NFL Films Senior Producer joins the show to look at the film on New England’s defensive struggles; why Dallas has struggled in the run game; and why the Steelers were able to beat the Chiefs.Jim Ross – Legendary wrestling announcer is in-studio to dicuss his life in wrestling; how he discovered The Rock; and his Mount Rushmore of wrestling greats.Tony Gonzalez – FS1 NFL Analyst is in-studio discussing the Chiefs/Raiders rivalry and who mentored him as a young player.last_img read more