MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kaepernick skipped the red carpet prior to the show and was not available for questions. The awards show will be broadcast Friday night on NBC Sports Network.Kaepernick also recently was honored by the ACLU of Southern California with the Eason Monroe Courageous Advocate Award and was named GQ magazine’s “Citizen of the Year” for his activism, which included pledging $1 million to “organizations working in oppressed communities.” NVGRELATED STORIES:Colin Kaepernick named GQ magazine’s citizen of the year200 NFL players protest in defiance of TrumpSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Beyoncé was brought out as a surprise presenter by comedian Trevor Noah. She said she was “proud and humbled” to present the award.Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File“Colin took action with no fear of consequence or repercussion,” Beyoncé said. “Only hope to change the world for the better. To change perception, to change the way we treat each other. Especially people of color.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseLast year’s Ali Award winner, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, called Kaepernick a “worthy recipient” during a video tribute.“He fully embraced the risk to his career in order to remind Americans of the systemic racism that was denying African Americans their opportunities to equal education, jobs, health and even their lives,” Abdul-Jabbar said. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Colin Kaepernick attends the 2017 ACLU SoCal’s Bill of Rights Dinner at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)NEW YORK (AP) — Beyoncé presented Colin Kaepernick with Sports Illustrated’s Muhammad Ali Legacy Award on Tuesday night.Kaepernick promised that “with or without the NFL’s platform, I will continue to work for the people.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Kaepernick began kneeling during the national anthem last season to protest racial inequality and police brutality.AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, FileThe demonstration sparked a wave of protests by NFL players during the anthem that repeatedly has been denounced by President Donald Trump.Kaepernick parted ways with the San Francisco 49ers in March and hasn’t been signed by another team. He filed a grievance against the NFL in October alleging that he remains unsigned as a result of collusion by owners following his protests.He spoke Tuesday about continuing Ali’s legacy for fighting social injustice, saying the boxing great “mentored me without ever meeting me.”“The footprints he leaves are large,” Kaepernick said, “and his life is and has been a multi-textured tapestry that is rich in love, wisdom, life lessons and human kindness. I can only hope that I’m taking steps toward walking on the footsteps that he has left behind for the world to follow.”ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Serena ‘very likely’ to make comeback at Australian Open
Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Britain’s Andy Murray reacts during a press conference following his first round loss to Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)Andy Murray has opened up about the personal agony of his battered right hip after losing an epic Australian Open five-setter, saying he can’t even enjoy simple pleasures like walking his dogs.The Scot fought to the bitter end in what could prove his final match before losing a four-hour thriller to 22nd seed Roberto Bautista Agut on Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra I trained ‘too hard’ “I just don’t really know yet. But, you know, if today was my last match, look, it was a brilliant way to finish, as well. That’s something that I’ll probably take into consideration.“It was an amazing atmosphere. I literally gave everything that I had on the court, fought as best as I could, and performed a lot better than what I should have done without the amount I’ve been able to practice and train.“I’d be okay with that being my last match.”Murray added with a touch of poignancy that he would harbor some regrets if he was forced away from the game he loves.“I practiced hard. I trained hard, probably too hard at certain stages in my career,” he said.“That was something that I would change and do differently if I could go back,” added Murray, despite achievements such as becoming the first British man to win Wimbledon in 77 years and the first player to win two Olympic singles golds.“Like some people have said the last few days, I got everything out of my game and stuff. But I feel like I should have done better, you know, I could have done things differently.“There’s matches here, for example, that I would love to play again, have another opportunity to do that,” Murray said, referring to his record of reaching the Melbourne final five times but never lifting the trophy.“But I have tried my best.” No guaranteed Round of 16 slot even if Azkals beat Kyrgyzstan Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “It will improve my quality of life, I’ll be in less pain doing just, you know, normal things like walking around and putting your shoes and socks on and things.”The former world number one tried to describe his pain, which has become almost unbearable.“Just now, like, going to walk my dogs, playing football with my friends, is like the worst thing I can think of doing,” he revealed.“I hate it because it’s so sore and it’s uncomfortable.”Murray said he would talk to his team, his surgeon John O’Donnell and other players who have had similar operations, such as American doubles great Bob Bryan, before making up his mind.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college He now faces a heart-wrenching dilemma — having to decide over the next week whether to battle on through the pain for an emotional farewell at Wimbledon or undergo major surgery knowing it may mean he can never play tennis again.“I mean, I’ll probably decide in the next week or so. But that’s what I was saying the other day, that this might be my last match,” the 31-year-old three-time Grand Slam champion told a news conference in the early hours of Tuesday morning.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“If I go ahead with the operation and I don’t recover well from it, then I don’t play again,” added the Scot who has won two Wimbledons, a US Open, the Davis Cup and two Olympic golds in his storied career.“I’m aware of that. That is the decision that I have to make. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history
The league has not yet decided as to when games will begin, but organizers are saying they will start around Thanksgiving. Registration can be found online through the league’s official website and is running until September 26. Late entries will not be accepted.There will be a $50 discount in the price of registration for early bird registration, which runs until September 19.Along with registration, the league is also holding its Annual General Meeting prior to the start of the indoor season.- Advertisement -The AGM will be held at the Pomeroy Sport Centre on September 12, beginning at 7 p.m.League organizers will require at least two players from every team to attend.The league will also be looking to fill a variety of executive positions for this season, including President, Vice President, Tournament Coordinator and Ref Coordinator.Advertisement
PPP Presidential Candidate Irfaan Ali and former Attorney General Anil Nandlall met with Government representatives Joseph Harmon and Volda Lawrence on Wednesday at the Ministry of the Presidency as the hammering out process continues for the appointment of a new GECOM ChairAppointment of GECOM chair…submits 4 additional nominees…discussion continues todayOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo did not find favour with President David Granger’s suggestions of Attorney Kesaundra Alves and Justice Claudette La Bennett for the post of chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM).This was revealed following a meeting with representatives from the President and Opposition on Wednesday to hammer out six names that are “not unacceptable” to the President.“The two names previously suggested by the President did not find favour with the Leader of the Opposition,” a joint statement from the two sides detailed.The President had initially suggested a list of eight names for the Opposition Leader to consider but subsequently shortlisted Alves, the Chair of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), and Justice La Bennett, a retired High Court Judge.It is not the first time that Justice La Bennett’s name has appeared in the running for GECOM Chairperson. In 2017, prior to the unilateral appointment of retired Justice James Patterson, President Granger had been adamant that he was not leaning towards appointing La Bennett.Meanwhile, during Wednesday’s meeting, the Opposition’s team, which included People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Presidential Candidate Irfaan Ali and former Attorney General Anil Nandlall presented four additional names to be hammered out.These new names will be passed on to President Granger for consideration.Both the Opposition and the President’s representatives were tight-lipped about the new nominees.However, Director General at the Ministry of the Presidency Joseph Harmon, who, along with PNC/R Chair Volda Lawrence represented the President during the meeting, confirmed that these new names were not among the 18 submitted by the Opposition Leader back in 2017.The Head of State has found another four nominees submitted by the Opposition Leader as “not unacceptable”. This means that those four individuals can make the final list of six nominees for the post of the new GECOM chairperson.While, those final four names were not disclosed, <<
Guyana’s National Basketball men’s team are gearing to bring the CBC title home following a magnificent undefeated run during their Caribbean Basketball Championships’ (CBC) playoffs.Having never previously achieved such a feat, the Guyanese are confident of their chances of winning the competition. They had their hands full, so to speak, contending with a formidable Barbados team in the semi-finals on Friday evening, but their 2-1 victory over Barbados in a friendly series at the Sir Garfield Sobers Sports Complex prior to the beginning of this tournament proved to be a great confidence booster for these representatives of the Golden Arrowhead.Guyana started out hot in the first quarter, leading Barbados 32-15 by the end of the first ten minutes. However, although the local boys continued their match-winning momentum, the Bajans had also seemingly found their momentum, and they closed Guyana’s 17-point lead to statistics that read 45-41 in the Guyanese favour by the halftime buzzer.But the likes of captain Stanton Rose, Ray Victor and Anthony Moe ensured that Guyana maintain a slim lead ahead of their Barbadian counterparts. Victor had another great night, racking up some 25 points, which consisted of three 3-pointers. An aggressive Moe added 17 points to Guyana’s total. And despite feeling the pressure from the Bajan defense, Captain Rose also managed to score in the double figures.With commendable contributions coming from the rest of the team, Guyana surged to 76 by the final buzzer, just 5 points ahead of Barbados. With the match ending in Guyana’s favour, the ecstatic national team will advance to the final against Antigua and Barbuda.Should Guyana win at the finals, it would be the best outing they have ever had at the CBC tournament. Their best performance yet came in 1994, when they won silver in this tournament.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW YORK Every day, it seems, a new service pops up offering to send you video over the Internet. “Desperate Housewives,” Stephen Colbert heckling the president, clips of bad dancers at wedding parties: It’s all there. You may be up for it, but is the Internet? The answer from the major Internet service providers, the telephone and cable companies, is “no.” Small clips are fine, but TV-quality and especially high-definition programming could make the Internet choke. Most home Internet use is in brief bursts an e-mail here, a Web page there. If people start watching streaming video like they watch TV for hours at a time that puts a strain on the Internet that it wasn’t designed for, ISPs say, and beefing up the Internet’s capacity to prevent that will be expensive. To offset that cost, ISPs want to start charging content providers to ensure delivery of large video files, for example. Internet activists and consumer groups are vehemently against those plans, saying they amount to tilting the Internet’s level playing field, one of the things that encourages innovation. They want legislation to guarantee a “neutral” Internet, but prospects appear slim. At the heart of the debate is a key question: How much would it really cost the Internet carriers to provide a couple of hours of prime-time TV over their networks every day? The carriers are playing their cards fairly close to their chest, but there are ways to get close to an answer. One data point: As a rough estimate, an always-on, 1 megabit-per-second tap into the Internet backbone in downtown Atlanta, bought wholesale, costs an ISP $10 to $20 a month, according to the research firm TeleGeography Inc. An ISP’s business is carrying data from that tap to the customer. One megabit per second doesn’t sound like that much, but ISPs spread that bandwidth out over their subscribers. Analysts estimate that ISPs sell around 30 times more bandwidth to their end users than they can connect simultaneously to the Internet (the figure probably varies widely from provider to provider). In this sense, broadband is like old-fashioned telephone service, where there are always more lines leading from homes to the local switching station than there are going from the station out of the neighborhood. If everyone in a neighborhood picks up the phone at once, some calls won’t go through because there aren’t enough outgoing lines. But that rarely happens, so the system works. On the broadband network, the oversubscription means that one megabit-per-second connection to the Internet is enough to serve 40 DSL accounts, each at a maximum speed of 768 kilobits per second, typical for low-end DSL. So the cost of providing data to each DSL is about 25 cents to 50 cents a month per customer. Of course, the carrier also needs to pay for the equipment that brings data from the Internet connection point to the subscriber, first through fiber-optic lines and then through DSL or cable. Oversubscription doesn’t present a problem as long as people are using the Internet for Web surfing, e-mail and the occasional file download. But if everyone in a neighborhood is trying to download the evening news at the same time, it’s not going to work. “The plain truth is that today’s access and backbone networks simply do not have the capacity to deliver all that customers expect,” according to Tom Tauke, Verizon Communications Inc.’s top lobbyist. The solution, of course, is to make the pipes connecting to the Internet fatter. To illustrate what that would mean, BellSouth Corp.’s chief architect, Henry Kafka, uses the assumption that the cost of providing a month’s worth of data to the average user, about 2 gigabytes, costs the company $1. That’s a fairly small amount compared to the $25 to $47 a month BellSouth charges for DSL, but then the company has to pay for sales, support, maintenance and a host of other costs. If that same user were to start downloading five TV-quality movies per month, BellSouth’s data cost, not including the cost of maintaining the DSL line, would go up to $4.50 a month. Higher, but perhaps not high enough to break BellSouth’s business model. But if the customer starts watching Internet TV like the average household watches regular TV, 8 hours a day, BellSouth’s cost would go up to $112 a month, according to Kafka. “We don’t expect to get to the point where we’re charging anyone those kinds of prices for Internet service, but it does reflect the kind of impact that high-quality video could have on the network and business models for providing the Internet,” Kafka said. To deal with that, Kafka said says BellSouth might put caps on the amount of data that a residential user gets for free, and charge extra if the user goes over, much like cell phone users pay overages. Other options include charging content providers extra for guaranteed delivery, the kind of model that has raised the hackles of Internet content providers and activists. However, Kafka’s estimates for these costs aren’t really BellSouth’s. Like other telephone companies, they don’t disclose their actual costs. Instead, Kafka’s base figure of $1 for 2 gigabytes of data per month is based on an estimate by Dave Burstein, editor of the DSL Prime newsletter, and Burstein thinks Kafka has it wrong. “Traffic just isn’t moving up that fast,” Burstein said. “It will go up and it will go up faster, but not fast enough to be dollars and cents that really matter.” Internet video is still just a small fraction of the total amount of video people watch, and that’s unlikely to change overnight, in Burstein’s opinion. In fact, he said, Internet traffic has increased much more slowly than the prices of Internet-carrying equipment like switches and routers have fallen, and that trend is likely to continue. Burstein believes the danger of letting the carriers charge extra for guaranteed delivery is that they’ll put the spending for upgrades into creating that extra “toll lane,” and won’t reduce oversubscription in the rest of the network even though it would be cheap to do so. Both Verizon and AT&T Inc. have said they won’t degrade or block anyone’s Internet traffic. But it’s impossible to tell what goes on inside their networks. The message: Stay tuned, and watch your download speeds.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals“I think 9-11 affected many programs and at many levels,” Gribbons said. “At the college we try to think of how we need to respond to a lot of the needs that we’ve become painfully aware of.” College of the Canyons recently stepped into the field and is offering programs that students can take on the Valencia campus through National University toward a master’s degree in homeland security and a bachelor’s in domestic security. In addition, the college recently won a federal grant to create software for police, fire and others on emergency crews who are first to the scenes of disasters. The software helps them determine what’s happening and what actions to take when coming into emergency situations. With the field of homeland security just emerging, College of the Canyons President Dianne Van Hook expects more programs and learning opportunities to come out of it. But just what will come is not mapped out yet as the field is still new and changing every day with world events. “I can tell you after taking off my shoes and belt at the airport, the change has been pretty amazing,” she said. “I think we are all doing business differently. There are many things that the public knows now that we were never aware of before.” Although homeland security has not developed into a major at University of California, Riverside, the field has made a connection to its engineering and computer-related majors. The school has received grants from the Department of Defense to work on security-related projects. One project marries wireless and hard-wired networks to assist with surveillance and search-and-rescue situations. The technology uses chemical sensors, infrared, video and audio systems to monitor situations. In terms of homeland security, that technology could be used to guard strategic buildings and military bases, said Ricardo Duran, spokesman for UCR. A smart building is another project on the horizon at the school and will measure traffic flow around facilities and watch how many people are meandering around outside. Duran said activities outside the buildings will be monitored and if say a car is parked too long in one spot or if people are congregating, security will be alerted. email@example.com (661) 257-5254160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VALENCIA – Ten years ago, the thought of majoring in homeland security in college would have raised eyebrows, as the degree and the need for it weren’t even concepts back then. But since the terrorist acts of Sept. 11, 2001, domestic security has become part of everyday life, and the tragedy of that day has not only had a lasting effect on the public but on education. Now some colleges and technical schools across the country are offering majors and programs in homeland and domestic security to train students for entry-level jobs in law enforcement, security and other related-positions on state and federal levels. The major also can lead to positions with cities, water agencies and refineries, as all such places have to consider terrorism and disasters with day-to-day operations, said Barry Gribbons, College of the Canyons vice president of institutional development.
Letterkenny athlete Mark English has recorded another impressive chapter in his athletics career by setting a new Irish indoor record.Mark English ran another super race today.English, running with UCD, set a new 800m record at the AAI Open Games.The Letterkenny man set a record of 1.46.82. He finished in second place to Kupers Holland.Within the last few minutes Mark English running with UCD and of course from Letterkenny set a new irish indoor record in the 800 m at Aai open Games returning 1.46.82 finishing 2nd to Kupers Holland the mark also is a world Q standard for world indoors Sopot Poland next monthENGLISH SMASHES IRISH 800M INDOOR RECORD WITH SUPERB RUN was last modified: February 2nd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:800 metresIrish recordmark english
Donegal lads Daniel and Matthew Smith whose building was rocked by the Harlem gas blast.A young Donegal man has revealed how he thought he was in the middle of a terror attack after the huge explosion which rocked Harlem.Matthew Smith had only been in America a week when he was caught up in the huge explosion.Matthew, from Burtonport, lives just a couple of blocks from where the explosion went off at 116th and Park Avenue. A picture taken by Matthew from his apartment just seconds after the explosion rocked the area.Last night the 26 year old revealed how his entire building shook amidst the deafening sound of the explosion.Matthew told Donegal Daily how he has walked past the building which exploded a number of times since landing to stay with his brother Daniel just a week ago.“The sound of it was unreal. Even people over in New Jersey could hear it so we are only a couple blocks away so you can imagine how loud it was.“It just sounded like a bomb has gone off. It was that loud and you could feel the vibrations going through the whole building. “I thought it could have been our building at first because the explosion felt very close but then we looked out the window and seen it was only a few blocks away.“It was just mayhem then with fire trucks coming out of everywhere and police sirens going off and you could see people trying to get away from the area.”US officials are still looking into the explosion which is believed to have been caused by a gasleak.Newspapers in America are reporting that eight people have now ben confirmed dead in the blast.DONEGAL MAN REVEALS TERROR OF BEING CAUGHT UP IN U.S. EXPLOSION was last modified: March 14th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:burtonportexplosionHarlemMatthew Smithpolice