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November 29, 2019

Drama club: Cavaliers hold meeting to vent frustration

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa They’ve lost 10 of 14 and dropped to third in the Eastern Conference behind Boston and Toronto. With an embarrassing defeat to Oklahoma City on national TV still lingering, the Cavs decided it was time to address their troubled state before leaving for Tuesday’s game at San Antonio.“We aired any grievances we had and we’re going to move forward,” said center Kevin Love, who regretted that the meeting was leaked publicly. “Hopefully we’ll be better for it, we have been in the past.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutChaos is nothing new for the Cavaliers, who have had similar blowups in recent years yet managed to overcome any differences and went to the Finals the past three years.Love has been in the middle of controversy before, and after he missed two days with an illness, it was presumed he was involved in Monday’s discussion. View comments Lue thought it was misguided for Love to absorb the brunt of the criticism after his teammates allowed the most points by a Cleveland team since 1972.“That’s crazy. I mean, if Kevin was out there, we might have given up 170,” he said, laughing. “We’re being tested right now. That’s when your true character comes out and the character of who you are as a person, as a player.” Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police 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 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Read Next Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencerscenter_img “I’m numb to it at this point,” he said. “We’ve been to three straight Finals. We’ve been able to thrive under a certain amount of chaos at some points. The good thing about us is we’ve got better throughout the course of seasons and we’ve peaked at the right time. We’re hoping that it’s not any different.”LeBron James refused to address the meeting, saying “I don’t want to talk about it” three times.James enters the matchup with the Spurs needing seven points to become the seventh player in league history with 30,000.Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue spoke during the meeting, which took place at the team’s training facility in Independence, Ohio.Lue has decided not to make any changes to his lineup or rotations in hopes that his experienced team — Cleveland has the league’s oldest roster — will figure things out.Until then, Lue hopes that venting their concerns will help the Cavaliers, who have been blown out three times in the past two weeks.“We’ve got to do something about it,” he said. “We’re doing a lot of talking, but we’ve got to play better. We’ve got to execute better offensively, we’ve got to execute better defensively. We’ve got to be better collectively. Everyone has to be better. We’ve been saying that, but we’re taking the necessary steps to do that.”Love played just three minutes in Saturday’s loss to the Thunder because of an illness. He went home and then missed Sunday’s practice, but Lue dismissed Love’s absence as an issue.“It’s not about one person, it’s about all of us,” he said. “If the training staff says Kevin is sick and he’s out, he’s sick and he’s out. I don’t think anybody on our team is a doctor, none of the players, so you can’t speak for what the training staff says. Of course, throughout the course of the season he’s human, everyone is human and there’s going to be other guys that are going to get sick and be down now, too.“We’ve just got to move forward, move past that and we’ve got to try to get on track as far as winning basketball games.” John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH 2016 champion Kerber advances to Australian Open semifinals FILE – In this Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers players, from left, LeBron James, Isaiah Thomas, Kevin Love, JR Smith and Jae Crowder take a break during a review in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves in Minneapolis. James and the Cavaliers are going through their annual January freeze. It’s taking them longer to thaw this year, raising questions about whether they’re still the best team in the Eastern Conference or good enough to make their fourth straight NBA Finals. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)Cleveland’s drama club is acting up again.Frustrated by their recent poor play in a season when their NBA title hopes seem to be slipping away, the Cavaliers held an emotional pre-practice meeting on Monday in hopes of clearing the air.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “Did I feel like a target?” he said at Tuesday’s shootaround. “I think everybody, most people, were a target. We’re trying to figure this thing out. People hold themselves to a very high standard on this team and we’re a team that can compete at the highest level. So, for us, it’s not about me.“I’m not going to make it about myself. I’m sure with other guys, it’s the same thing. The biggest thing is moving forward. For me, the thing I’ve always done is kept my mouth shut, I continue to work hard and try to do best for the Cavs. That’s all I can do tonight and moving forward these last 35, 40 games and overall just try to help this team.”While Love wants to move on from the team’s latest turbulence, there may be some unresolved issues.When the team arrived at San Antonio’s AT&T Center, Love was the first player off the bus and he walked into the arena by himself wearing headphones and carrying a coffee cup. His teammates trailed in behind him.Although Love is averaging 18.6 points and 9.4 rebounds, there always seems to be a sense that he should be doing more. He’s been the scapegoat before, so the latest uproar surrounding the team doesn’t surprise him.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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November 19, 2019

India will play ICC Champions Trophy, select team: CoA orders BCCI

first_imgThe Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators has asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India to convene a selection meeting to pick the team for the ICC Champions Trophy, India Today has learnt. (India uncertainty unsettling advertisers, host broadcaster tells ICC)BCCI is unhappy with the ICC’s new revenue model. Despite the offer of an additional USD 100 million, the Indian cricket board   has refused to budge and not named the squad for the Champions Trophy scheduled to be played in England next month. (BCCI treasurer Anirudh Chaudhary tries to create unanimity among members on Champions Trophy boycott threat)BCCI is contemplating pulling out of the Champions Trophy to drive home its point but the CoA has warned the board against making any such move.Earlier today, India Today also broke news of the CoA assuring an “anxious Virat Kohli” that India will indeed get the chance to defend the Champions Trophy it won back in 2013. (CoA assures Kohli’s India will get to defend Champions Trophy: Sources to India Today)Unaccustomed to being snubbed at the International Cricket Council (ICC) meetings, the BCCI was outvoted 13-1 last week in its bid to stall a new revenue model which considerably slashes India’s share from global events in the 2015-2023 cycle.Unimpressed by the $293 million forecast, down from the $570 million it would have received under the 2014 arrangement, the BCCI responded by refusing to name the squad for next month’s Champions Trophy before the April 25 deadline.BCCI has convened a special general meeting (SGM) to consider the additional USD 100 million offer from the ICC but the CoA has warned it will move the apex court if BCCI takes any drastic step in its SGM on May 7.advertisementEarlier this week, BCCI treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry had asked full members of the board to issue a letter to Amitabh Chaudhry stating that the Indian board has approved the decision to send a notice to the IBC/ICC to cure the breach as per the terms of the Members Participation Agreement immediately.India Today is in possession of the letter.The decision, Anirudh, said in his letter to the full members, was taken during a conference call which was organised through the BCCI office “rather than the other channel for obvious reasons.”However, the CoA has also warned the BCCI against sending any notice to BCCI.Here’s the full letter:Dear Mr. Choudhary,1.You have already called for a Special General Meeting on 7th May 2017 (“SGM”) to conduct the following business:”To apprise the General Body of the BCCI on the discussions held with representatives of other Member Boards of the ICC and on the decisions taken at the ICC Meetings held on the 24th of April, 2017 and the 26th of April, 2017 and to take all necessary decisions pursuant thereto.”2.In the above circumstances, there is no reason why any notice should be issued to the ICC before the members of BCCI have had the opportunity to discuss the matter and take a well-considered decision as mentioned in our email dated 3rd May 2017. We do not believe that BCCI’s legal rights will be prejudiced in any manner if a notice is not issued to the ICC prior to the SGM. A decision of such magnitude needs to be taken after following due process and the correct forum for that is the SGM. The Committee of Administrators will consider the matter of issuing a notice to the ICC only after the SGM takes a decision.3.As mentioned in our email dated 3rd May 2017, the Committee of Administrators will extend all possible cooperation and support to any decision taken at the SGM which protects the interests of Indian cricket as a whole but will be duty bound to approach the Hon’ble Supreme Court and take other necessary steps in the event the decision(s) taken at the SGM is/ are, in our view, against the interests of Indian cricket.4.We believe that the BCCI has not yet given the possibility of a negotiated outcome a fair chance. As communicated to you during our meeting on 21st April 2017, the resolutions passed during the Special General Meeting on 18th April 2017 did not give you any flexibility to negotiate with the ICC and other cricket boards. We also believe that it is in the interests of Indian cricket that the possibility of a negotiated outcome be fully and constructively pursued before the BCCI takes any irreversible step/ measure. Our discussions with the ICC and other cricket boards have revealed a trust deficit that the BCCI needs to do its part to address. At the same time, the ICC and other cricket boards have, during the said discussions, also expressed willingness to find common ground with the BCCI. The General Body of the BCCI has itself recognized the need to adopt a collaborative/ non-confrontational approach with the ICC and other cricket boards during the Special General Meeting held on 19th February 2016.advertisement5.In the meantime, it would be appropriate to make all necessary preparations for ensuring that Team India can successfully defend its title in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 which commences on 1st June 2017. You are aware that the squad representing India at the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 was to be submitted by 25th April 2017 but the squad has not even been selected as yet. Please convene a meeting of the selection committee for selecting the squad immediately. The squad can then be submitted to the ICC without prejudice to BCCI’s legal rights.6.We believe that any decision taken at the SGM should be predicated on the fact that India has the best team in the world today. Team India should be provided with a supportive environment to showcase Indian cricket instead of being surrounded with uncertainty and confusion. There has been more than enough negativity surrounding Team India’s participation in the ICC Champions Trophy and the sooner the same is put to rest the better. The players’ interests are paramount and they must be given the best chance to prepare for, defend and retain the ICC Champions Trophy. The focus should be on enabling our team to achieve even greater heights and further laurels, which will automatically attract higher revenues. The BCCI appears to have lost sight of the fact that it attained a pre-eminent position in the ICC not by a combative approach but by building consensus and ensuring a positive image including by helping other cricket boards in their time of need.7.As your email mentions that a majority of the Members of BCCI have urged you to send a notice to the ICC, we are also copying the Members on this email to communicate our views to them.Yours faithfully,The Supreme Court Appointed Committee of Administratorslast_img read more

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November 18, 2019

Time for Virat Kohli to test his troops overseas: Is Team India ready?

first_imgVirat Kohli is on the verge of creating history.He has now led India to eight successive series victories in Test cricket. If India beat Sri Lanka in the Test series on the return tour later this year, Kohli will edge closer to Ricky Ponting’s world record of 10 straight Test series wins. But that is where the real challenge starts. India’s next assignment will take them away from home to South Africa, where they have never won a Test series. Over the last couple of times, India have been competitive, drawing a series in 2011 and losing another one narrowly in 2013-14.(Jadeja banned for Pallekele Test after dangerously throwing ball at Sri Lankan batsman)Make no mistake, Kohli’s India have not had it easy despite playing at home mostly. Their away Test matches have been against Sri Lanka (2015 and 2017) and West Indies (2016). Besides, England were competitive and Australia could have done some serious damage – they had won in Pune and made life really difficult for the hosts before they finally prevailed in the cooler climes of Dharamsala to pull off a memorable win. (Jadeja elated after India thrash Sri Lanka in Colombo Test)India beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 53 runs in Colombo to take an unassailable 2-0 series lead #SLvINDReport ?? ICC (@ICC) August 7, 2017The Sri Lankan team of 2017, without Dilshan, Jayawardene, Sangakkara, were not even expected to be a force to be reckoned with. India, riding high on their overall supremacy, made lightwork of the islanders and cruised away to two comprehensive wins in Galle and Colombo.advertisement2-0 #TeamIndia #SLvIND BCCI (@BCCI) August 6, 2017But Sanjay Manjrekar, the former India batsman, put it all in perspective when he said Kohli should do perhaps do what Imran Khan had done in his stint as Pakistan captain: ask the authorities for sterner tests against better opponents. (STATS: R Ashwin’s record spree continues as India win another Test series)And sterner tests will come. South Africa were blown away by India in 2015 but they are a different kettle of fish in their own conditions. The fast wickets, the fast bowlers and the explosive batsmen will present a challenge this Indian team would be eagerly awaiting.For all that it’s worth, Team India is no longer in a phase of transition. The players have plenty of experience in the longest format – they have a settled side that even the Proteas cannot possibly boast of given their recent travails with injuries to key players. Ab de Villiers is not yet certain of his future in the Test arena and Hashim Amla is increasingly beginning to look like he is struggling to hold his own at the top of the order.Dale Steyn’s fitness of course has been a major cause for concern while skipper Faf du Plessis would be under pressure to lead from the front and be the catalyst the side need him to be.But all their flaws could be ironed out when South Africa find themselves in the comfort of their home conditions. For India, it would be an opportunity to show to the world that they are the only side in this era who have the ability to dominate teams everywhere.India will also soon travel to Australia in the coming months before setting sail to England, which will bring back vivid memories for the India captain: but is Kohli ready? Is Cheteshwar Pujara ready? Can Ajinkya Rahane inspire in the middle order? Will the pacers, who have bowled so heroically in the sub-continent, pick up pace and rattle the pros in their own den?Say cheese! @imjadeja with the Man of the Match award for the 2nd Test #TeamIndia #SLvIND BCCI (@BCCI) August 6, 2017last_img read more

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November 16, 2019

Don’t know if Pant would fit in India’s World Cup squad at the moment: Sourav Ganguly

first_imgRishabh Pant is definitely “one for the future” but former captain Sourav Ganguly is not sure if the young wicket-keeper batsman can fit into India’s World Cup squad.Pant has been picked ahead of Dinesh Karthik for the five-match ODI series against Australia, India’s last 50-over engagement before the mega event in England.In an interview at the Eden Gardens, Ganguly did not seem too convinced on how Pant, who has played only three ODIs, would fit into India’s World Cup squad.”He has to fit in. I don’t know whether he would be able to fit in at this moment. So it depends. But he’s obviously a player for the future,” Ganguly said about Pant, who has just played three ODIs all against the West Indies in India last year.Pant has made a big statement in Tests by scoring centuries in England and Australia but he’s yet to make an impact in the ODIs and T20Is.Playing as a special batsman, Pant’s scores read 4, 40 not out and 28 in the 1-2 loss in the T20Is in New Zealand last month, while in the recently-concluded two-Twenty20 series against Australia he made 3 and 1.India pretty much self-selected team: GangulyIndia skipper Virat Kohli has insisted on giving him more match time with the five-ODI series beginning in Hyderabad on Saturday.”Karthik is not part of the ODI squad then obviously they are not thinking him as an option. It depends on what the selectors want,” said Ganguly.”India are a very good side. It’s a very strong side. They are a pretty much self-selected team. I don’t see too many changes in the squad. Bowling is good in (Jasprit) Bumrah, (Mohammed) Shami, Bhuvi (Bhuvneshwar Kumar). Batting picks itself. Spinners (Yuzvendra) Chahal and Kuldeep (Yadav). They are pretty self-selected team.”advertisementIPL does not bring in bad habits: Ganguly Kohli may have cautioned his players against picking up bad habits during the upcoming IPL but former captain said Indian players are too good and will adjust to the 50-over format easily.”It does not bring in bad habits. When you see Kohli bat the way he bats, there are no bad habits at all.”World Cup is how you play in the World Cup. It’s (IPL) a different tournament. You just play and move on to the World Cup.”Kohli has said more ODIs in the Australia series would have been more logical ahead of the World Cup.”I do not think so. They are too good and will easily adjust. The whole last year we played. How much we play?” Ganguly asked.Ganguly also hailed KL Rahul’s solid comeback in the T20I series with the opener hitting 50 and 47 after his return from suspension.”I’ve been harping for him. But he has to score runs away from home. He’s a superb talent. He played superbly in the two T20Is.”Terming this the strongest World Cup, Ganguly said: “It’s difficult to pick a winning recipe, you just have to play well. This will probably be the strongest World Cup because everybody plays everybody.”A lot of strong teams this time. India, Australia England, West Indies, New Zealand, Pakistan play very well in England. After winning against South Africa, I hope Sri Lanka turn it around.”What matters is how you play in the World Cup. India go with very good form with the way they played in Australia,” he signed off.Also Read | MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Harmanpreet Kaur unveil India’s new ODI jerseyAlso Read | India vs Australia: No plans to shift ODI matches from Mohali and Delhi, says CK KhannaAlso Read | Rohit Sharma eyes milestones in India vs Australia ODI seriesAlso See:last_img read more

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November 14, 2019

Lucas set to complete £25m Tottenham move

first_imgTransfers Lucas Moura travels to London to complete £25m Tottenham move Sabrina Belalmi & Nizaar Kinsella Last updated 1 year ago 05:30 1/30/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Lucas Moura PSG Getty Images Transfers Tottenham Hotspur PSG Premier League Ligue 1 The 25-year-old has been heavily linked with several Premier League sides, but it is Mauricio Pochettino’s team that are set to land his signature Paris Saint-Germain winger Lucas Moura has travelled to London to complete a £25 million move to Tottenham.The Brazil international has consistently been linked with a move away from Parc des Princes during the January window, with Arsenal, Manchester United and Nantes among the sides linked with him.United made contact with Lucas’s advisors as they expressed an interest this month, but Goal understands Spurs have won the race for his signature, with the player having arrived from the French capital to undergo a medical with Mauricio Pochettino’s side on Tuesday. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Lucas has had his eye on a move for some time, having been limited to just six cameo appearances in all competitions this season.The ex-Sao Paulo forward has not featured since coming on as a late substitute against Strasbourg in a Coupe de la Ligue tie in December, with his last Ligue 1 appearance coming in a 5-0 win over Angers in November.The 25-year-old declared an end to his time in Paris earlier this month as he said he would be looking for a way out of the capital and showed an interest in a move to the Premier League, describing the English top flight as “the most hotly contested in the world”.Coach Unai Emery showed no concern over losing him either, as he revealed that he told the attacker to find a new club as he has no chance of regular game time.Lucas joined PSG from Sao Paulo in January 2013 for a reported £38m and went on to win four league titles and make 229 appearances in all competitions, scoring 46 times and setting up a further 43.last_img read more

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October 26, 2019

Oregon’s No. 1 Recruit Reacts To The Coaching Change

first_imgA general view during the game between the Oregon Ducks and the Washington Huskies.EUGENE, OR – OCTOBER 08: A general view during the game between the Oregon Ducks and the Washington Huskies on October 8, 2016 at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon. The Huskies defeated the Ducks 70-21. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)Oregon’s football staff underwent a major change yesterday when news broke that defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt was leaving the program. Leavitt and the Ducks “mutually parted ways” and agreed on a contract settlement, according to CBS Sports.Once news of Leavitt’s departure went public, many Oregon fans couldn’t help but wonder about the status of five-star signee Kayvon Thibodeaux. Thibodeaux was considered a major coup for Ducks head coach Mario Cristobal when he inked the standout defensive end in December.Thibodeaux, the No. 2 overall prospect in the 2019 class, enrolled early in Eugene in January. However, there is precedent of a player requesting a transfer almost immediately after enrolling because a coach left. It happened with USC and five-star Bru McCoy a few weeks ago.However, it doesn’t look like Ducks fans have anything to worry about with Thibodeaux. He has no intentions of transferring, according to his tweet from last night.“The transfer portal hasn’t even crossed my universe. Stop askin’” Thibodeaux wrote.The transfer portal hasn’t even crossed my universe . Stop askin’— kayvon thibodeaux (@kayvonT8) February 14, 2019Oregon is reportedly set to promote co-defensive coordinator Keith Hayward to take over for Leavitt. Hayward is listed as one of Thibodeaux’s main recruiters on 247Sports, so perhaps this played a role in him wanting to stay in the fold.Thibodeaux is the top prize in Oregon’s 2019 recruiting class, which ranked seventh nationally, per 247Sports’ Composite Team Rankings.last_img read more

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October 24, 2019

Mocho Primary and Infant Gets State-Of-The-Art Resource Centre

first_img Speaking at the official opening recently, Principal of Mocho Primary, Tina Reid, said that some 30 children have been identified with exceptionalities, and they will be the first beneficiaries of the facility. With a state-of-the-art resource centre now in operation at the Mocho Primary and Infant School in Clarendon, stakeholders are upbeat that special needs children in the area will be exposed to the best developmental tools. Member of Parliament for North Central Clarendon, Hon. Pearnel Charles, in his remarks, commended the investment by Jamalco in the special needs community. Story Highlights With a state-of-the-art resource centre now in operation at the Mocho Primary and Infant School in Clarendon, stakeholders are upbeat that special needs children in the area will be exposed to the best developmental tools.The facility, which is equipped with a library, sensory room used as therapy for children with limited communication skills, and electronic devices such as tablets, also serves five other educational institutions in the area.It is geared at assessing and providing support for students as well as educational empowerment for parents.It was established through grant funding from Jamalco and the Noble Foundation, which is the charity arm of Jamalco’s majority owner, Noble Group.Speaking at the official opening recently, Principal of Mocho Primary, Tina Reid, said that some 30 children have been identified with exceptionalities, and they will be the first beneficiaries of the facility.She outlined that the centre will be available for clinical and educational psychologists and special education officers to assess students in the community.Prior to its establishment, children from the parish who needed to be assessed had to travel to the nearest facility in Mandeville, Manchester.“This is a community unit, and schools from other areas will also be able to utilise the facility for their students,” Miss Reid pointed out.“This facility will serve as an avenue through which parents of students with special needs can consult with specialists and teachers and, ultimately, access strategies on how to cater to their children,” she said.“Our goal is for all of our students to be successful and to reach their highest potential. A disability should not stand in the way of them reaching these goals,” Miss Reid added.She said that partnership will be established between the Jamaica Foundation for Lifelong Learning (JFLL), to engage parents in non-formal basic, and continuing education, in order to “empower them to provide the necessary assistance for their children”.Miss Reid, in expressing graduate to the donors, said that the resource centre will provide space where “every child is loved, and cherished”.Student at the school, Kayla Williams, told JIS News that the children appreciate the facility, and implores fellow students to do all that they can to preserve it because “it is for everybody’s development; so we must take care of this centre”.Parent, Shimloy Whyte, said the resource centre has brought “happiness” to the community, and will help students to learn. She noted that her son “who loves colours and computers”, will “greatly benefit”.“Parents, please encourage your children to take care of this resource centre,” she urged.Member of Parliament for North Central Clarendon, Hon. Pearnel Charles, in his remarks, commended the investment by Jamalco in the special needs community.“Thank you for the help, and for the teachers who have pursued it,” he expressed.Managing Director at Jamalco, Austin Mooney, for his part, said that the company welcomes the opportunity to enter into partnership in order to ensure that every child can realise his/her true potential.“We understand that special needs children come with extra demands, and we stand ready to partner with schools that are in our operating areas, to ensure that no child is left behind because of their ability or disability,” he said.He said that his company and the Noble Foundation are serious about changing attitudes towards children with special needs.“Take care of this facility, so that it will be around for many generations,” he encouraged.Regional Director at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Barrington Richards, said the project, which involved converting the principal’s cottage into a facility to serve the wider community, shows Jamalco’s commitment to education. He joined the call for parents to make full use of the facility.“Having special needs is not a crime. Here is an opportunity to make a difference in your child,” he said.The resource centre will also incorporate the school’s numeracy-based activities and the literacy programme for parents, so that they can be more involved in the education of their children.The Mocho Primary and Infant School has 280 students and 13 teachers.last_img read more

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Evergreen Names New Vessel

first_imgzoom Evergreen Group has held the naming ceremony for Ever Loading, the sixth of its L-type vessels to be built by CSBC Corporation in Taiwan. The ceremony took place at CSBC’s Kaohsiung shipyard and was officiated by Mr. Bronson Hsieh, Evergreen Group’s Second Vice Chairman.The official rope-cutting of the new 8,508 TEU vessel was performed by Ms. Michelle Nardulli, a member of the Board of Directors of Italia Marittima, Evergreen’s Italian subsidiary.In the latest development, Evergreen recently made use of the 8,508 TEU ships to launch a new Asia – US East Coast service via Suez Canal with strategic partners.Currently the L-class vessels are among the maximum size of containerships that can pass under the Bayonne Bridge and call at New York port.Therefore, the service enables Evergreen to lower unit costs and enhance competitiveness in the Asia – US East Coast trade.Owned by Evergreen Marine (UK) Ltd., Ever Loading is 334.8 meters in length, 45.8 meters wide, with 948 reefer plugs.The L-class containership is fitted with alternative marine power, ballast water treatment system, electronic-controlled fuel-injection engine that supports slow steaming and many more eco-friendly designs.After her delivery on July 29th, the newbuilding will join Evergreen Line’s Asia – US West Coast route, replacing an older vessel.In 2010 Evergreen Group commenced its current fleet renewal program, which in total includes 30 L-type vessels.With the delivery of Ever Loading, Evergreen adds the 26th such vessel to its operating fleet.The remaining four newbuildings are being built by CSBC and will be delivered by the third quarter of 2015.Press Release, July 18th, 2014last_img read more

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October 15, 2019

Montreal Mafia TV series coming to a screen near you in fall

first_imgAdvertisement Bad Blood the series will be broadcast in the fall in English on City and FX and in French on Radio-Canada. It is based on the book Business or Blood: Mafia Boss Vito Rizzuto’s Last War by Antonio Nicaso and Peter Edwards. The series description reads:“When Rizzuto is suddenly arrested and extradited to Colorado’s Supermax Prison for the 1981 murders of three Bonanno crime family members, the powerful empire he built begins to crumble. Rizzuto watches helplessly as his family and friends are killed one by one. Upon his release from prison in October 2012, a Shakespearean-level revenge tale unfolds, leading to the brutal murders of his closest companions, and ultimately, to the death of Rizzuto himself.” LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Rogers Media announced Thursday that principal photographer has finished on the six-part drama series Bad Blood? The Vito Rizzuto Story, which stars Anthony LaPaglia (Without a Trace) in the lead role, as crime boss Vito Rizzuto.The series, which was filmed in Montreal and Sudbury, also stars Kim Coates (Sons of Anarchy) as right-hand man Declan Gardiner and Paul Sorvino (Goodfellas) as patriarch Nico Rizzuto Sr. Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img read more

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October 11, 2019

Security Council sets up UN security force for disputed Sudanese town of

27 June 2011The Security Council today established, for an initial six months, a United Nations peacekeeping force for the area around the Sudanese town of Abyei, which is contested by both north and south and has been the scene of renewed fighting in recent weeks. The Security Council today established, for an initial six months, a United Nations peacekeeping force for the area around the Sudanese town of Abyei, which is contested by both north and south and has been the scene of renewed fighting in recent weeks.Violence and looting broke out in Abyei town after northern troops took control of the area last month, displacing tens of thousands of people, just weeks before Southern Sudan formally separates from the rest of the country, following a referendum held in January.Last week representatives from the Government of Sudan and their counterparts from the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), representing Southern Sudan, reached an agreement that provides for temporary administrative arrangements for Abyei and the withdrawal of troops from both sides.Sudanese troops will be replaced by the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA), which was set up by the Council today and will be made up of Ethiopian troops.By the resolution adopted today, UNISFA is mandated to ensure that the area is demilitarized from any forces other than those of the UN and the Abyei Police Service, provide de-mining assistance, and facilitate the delivery of humanitarian aid and free movement of humanitarian personnel. The Council took its decision “recognizing that the current situation in Abyei demands an urgent response and constitutes a threat to international peace and security,” according to the text.The Force has been authorized – under Chapter VII of the UN Charter – to take “the necessary actions” to protect UN and UNISFA personnel, facilities, installations and equipment, protect civilians in Abyei under imminent threat of physical violence and protect the area from incursions by unauthorized elements, among other tasks. The Council called on the Government of Sudan and the Government of Southern Sudan to urgently fulfil their commitments under the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement – which ended the long-running north-south civil war – to peacefully resolve the final status of Abyei.UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Kyung-wha Kang, who recently toured Abyei as part of her visit to Sudan, said some of the simple thatch-roofed houses in the area were still smouldering during her visit there, and looters still roamed among the ruins in the presence of the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF). “All the civilians are gone,” she told reporters in the national capital, Khartoum. “The utter devastation I saw in Abyei was a chilling warning of what might become of the border area.” She urged all parties to agree to a ceasefire and make protection of civilians a priority, adding that they must do their utmost to facilitate access for humanitarian actors to assist those in need and for human rights officers to speak with victims.“A military solution to the conflict in the border is not an option. The recent agreement regarding Abyei is encouraging, but a broader political solution will be necessary to stem the current conflict in South Kordofan and to prevent it from spreading further,” stated Ms. Kang.UN officials have been calling for an immediate cessation of hostilities in South Kordofan state where northern and southern forces have also been engaged in fighting in recent weeks. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported today that the information it has received indicates continued air strikes and artillery shelling by the SAF in South Kordofan. Due to the security situation, the Office added, it is difficult to verify reports or properly assess the overall impact of the ongoing military operations on civilians. Estimates by UN agencies and aid groups suggest that at least 73,000 people have been displaced throughout the central and eastern parts of South Kordofan due to fighting.Humanitarian partners are still unable to freely access civilians in Kadugli, the main town in South Kordofan, including the 7,000 people who were instructed by local authorities to return to the town after having sought refuge near the UN compound. “Access to this group for monitoring and needs assessment continues to be denied, despite clear indications that authorities used coercion to expedite returns,” the Office said in an update.The World Food Programme (WFP) and its local partners have distributed food to 42,000 vulnerable people in the area and are prioritizing distributions to locations that are expected to be inaccessible when the rainy season starts. In addition, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has provided essential medicines and supported mobile clinics in the area. read more

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October 6, 2019

Geneva meeting backs proposed global AIDS fund UN official says

Bringing together 200 representatives of governments, multilateral and non-governmental organizations, private foundations and other stakeholders, the two-day consultation on the proposed Global AIDS and Health Fund was “extremely positive,” according to the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), one of the meeting’s organizers.UNAIDS senior policy officer Julia Cleves told reporters in Geneva today that there had been “no dissenting voices about the importance of the Fund” at the gathering, which concluded on Monday. She said that following the Secretary-General’s appeal for the Fund in April, the meeting had been called on a relatively short notice to hear the views of governments of developing countries and civil society before the UN General Assembly’s special session at the end of June, and the G8 meeting taking place in Genoa in July. Ms. Cleves stressed that the large turnout was a real indication of how important the idea of a new international fund for HIV/AIDS and health had become. She said that this consultation was particularly exciting because it was the first time that all of the different views that had been represented had been brought together at one time, including the views of civil society, developing countries, G8 donors, non-G8 donors, and the different UN agencies.According to UNAIDS, participants stressed that resources should be provided in response to clear proposals, and should be used in a transparent manner. They also emphasized that those who use the funds must demonstrate the impact of their programmes and pointed out that resources should be used on the prevention of illness as well as treatment. “We are calling for a substantial increase in the resources needed to fight disease,” Uganda’s Health Minister, Crispus Kiyonga, said in a closing statement to the session. “We must tailor the scale of resources to the problem at hand and find ways to obtain and use them as quickly as possible.” The UN estimates that an effective response to AIDS in low- and middle-income countries will cost $7-$10 billion per year. Currently, $1.8 billion is spent in developing countries to battle AIDS. The resource gap for combating tuberculosis and malaria is estimated to be $2 billion per year. read more

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UN enacts regulation to monitor property sales in mixed neighbourhoods in Kosovo

The measure is intended to monitor inter-ethnic property sales in areas where minorities have been fleeing, UNMIK said, and not to prevent property exchange, but to ensure that irregular sales that are detrimental to minority rights or Kosovo’s multiethnic character are not validated by the courts.To designate areas where proposed sales should be reviewed, Mr. Haekkerup will take into consideration security concerns that could arise from the sale of the property, evidence of a systematic pattern of sales of minority properties at unrealistic prices and areas specifically designated for the early return of minorities.The regulation also establishes a regional review committee for consistent implementation and calls for Mr. Haekkerup to review it every six months to see if it is still needed. read more

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September 30, 2019

Tony Parker Apologizes For Making Perceived AntiSemitic Gesture

This gesture caused Tony Parker lots of backlash. Photo by Antonio Spurs star guard Tony Parker issued a long statement apologizing for making a perceived anti-Semitic gesture in old published photographs with French comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala.On Sunday, the photos were published by media outlets in France.A similar photo has also been published of Spur teammate and Frenchman, Boris Diaw, with the comedian/activist.In the pictures, Parker and Diaw are seen doing what is known as the “quenelle,” which has become a symbol of anti-Semitism in that country. Parker said, in part, in his statement: “While this gesture has been part of French culture for many years, it was not until recently that I learned of the very negative concerns associated with it. When l was photographed making that gesture three years ago, I thought it was part of a comedy act and did not know that it could be in any way offensive or harmful.”“Since I have been made aware of the seriousness of this gesture, I will certainly never repeat the gesture and sincerely apologize for any misunderstanding or harm relating to my actions. Hopefully this incident will serve to educate others that we need to be more aware that things that may seem innocuous can actually have a history of hate and hurt.”The league office confirmed Monday night that it is reviewing the matter.The controversy involving Parker and Diaw comes after French soccer player Nicolas Anelka displayed the quenelle following a goal he scored Saturday for his English Premier League team, West Bromwich Albion, in a match against West Ham United. Anelka, who has a history of being involved in various controversies, later said the gesture was meant as a salute to his friend, the comedian known just as Dieudonne.The quenelle, which is performed by holding one arm straight by one’s side while touching that arm’s shoulder with the opposite hand, has been called a reverse Nazi salute. It has been popularized by Dieudonne, who is a well-known actor, comedian and political figure in France.Dieudonne has said the gesture is a symbol of defiance. In France, anti-Semitic symbols and speech are banned, and Dieudonne has been convicted of such speech in the past. In the wake of Anelka’s actions, France’s interior minister, Manuel Valls, has said he will seek to ban Dieudonne from performing in public over safety concerns. read more

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September 28, 2019

Adam Silver Is Not A Fan Of The Sixers Strategy

Several months ago, Hot Takedown crowdsourced ideas from listeners about how to change the draft to stop teams from tanking. After we sent him the winning idea, Silver wrote that there is a “growing consensus that we should reform the draft lottery.” But on this week’s Hot Takedown he said that after team owners voted down a proposal for change last year, the league has decided to “park the issue” for the foreseeable future.Silver argued that the marketplace is providing the biggest pressure on teams like Philadelphia, which he said are realizing that “losing comes at an enormous cost.” Silver sees a “resetting of sorts” with the team. And he denied that he intervened and asked the Sixers to install Jerry Colangelo as special advisor.Watch a video excerpt and stream the full audio of the interview above. We’ve also provided a lightly edited transcription of the highlights below. This interview was conducted Friday, Dec. 18.Silver not a fan of Sixers strategyNeil Paine: Are you personally, as the commissioner, OK with the way that the 76ers have run their franchise the past three seasons?Adam Silver: I don’t want to answer that directly. As I said, there’s a marketplace of ideas and approaches that go into managing a franchise.Am I fan of that strategy? Put it this way: No. But does that mean that it’s not acceptable under the league rules? It doesn’t. Hot Takedown More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS If you’re a fan of our podcasts, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating/review. That helps spread the word to other listeners. And get in touch by email, on Twitter or in the comments. Tell us what you think, send us hot takes to discuss and tell us why we’re wrong. The Sixers are a mess, and Adam Silver is not happy. The NBA commissioner joined our sports podcast, Hot Takedown, for a conversation about the structure of the draft, the perverse incentives that it creates and how his office can try to “cajole” teams like the Philadelphia 76ers into being more competitive. But he admitted that ultimately, he may not be able to reset the competitive balance of the league by tweaking the draft rules. The Sixers are “resetting”Adam Silver: There’s a resetting of sorts going on with the 76ers right now. And I think that ultimately may speak louder in the marketplace of teams than any tinkering we do to the draft lottery.Is it time to step in and stop tanking?Chadwick Matlin: I’m interested about when you do step in as a commissioner. You’re basically the CEO of a big multibillion-dollar corporation. At what point is it your responsibility to intervene if one of your franchises is not performing in a way that represents the league?Adam Silver: Well, I would say that there’s lots of different ways of so-called “stepping in.” There’s also cajoling and ongoing conversations that I have with owners, with team presidents, with general managers, where I’m expressing my opinion. Truth to rumors that he intervened with Sixers?Chadwick Matlin: Anonymous reports suggested that [you stepped in and pushed for the hiring of Jerry Colangelo] due to owners who wanted the situation in Philadelphia changed. Are those reports correct?Adam Silver: Those reports are not correct. Josh Harris, who’s the principal owner of the 76ers, decided on his own that he needed to change course. He and I had many conversations along the way about the utility of the strategy that he was following. And he came to the conclusion once this season began, and he saw how his team was performing on the floor, that he needed to change his strategy.Other owners were not pressuring him at all. In fact, it’s a weird dynamic in the league that while all the owners would like to see teams well operated, other owners just want to win (laughter). And so nobody was calling me and saying go call the 76ers and tell them how to beat us. read more

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September 19, 2019

RAW Smackdown among the cable top 25 for week of 3815

first_img Now Playing Up Next Facebook Roman Reigns is in Remission Videos Articles Pinterest Becky Lynch Both WWE RAW and Smackdown ranked among the top 25 shows on cable last week for the week ending 3/8/15 with RAW ranking among the top 10.RAW on 3/2 came in at No. 5, No. 7 and No. 10.Smackdown on 3/5 in at No. 24.Source: TVbythenumbers.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Pitches Crazy Superstar Shake-up ChangesVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Twittercenter_img Now Playing Up Next Google+ Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WWE Pitches Crazy Superstar Shake-up Changes Now Playing Up Next WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Final Match, Fallout from WWE Clash of Champions WhatsApplast_img read more

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Kevin Owens on who he wants to face at Wrestlemania 35 Zayn

first_img Kevin Owens sends cryptic NXT messages after being “fired” on Smackdown Live Pinterest Facebook Google+ CBS Sports has a new interview with WWE star Kevin Owens where he talks about who he wants to face at WrestleMania 35 next April at MetLife Stadium.“There’s so many guys I wish I could wrestle, but if it was up to me, whatever I would do would lead to me and Finn Bálor at WrestleMania next year, because he and I came to WWE the exact same time. We didn’t know each other before we got there. We became pretty close pretty quickly when we did get to the NXT Performance Center. He’s been my best friend ever since, so I’d love to share the ring with him on that stage in WrestleMania.”Zayn lobbies for WWE HOF inducteeWWE star Sami Zayn posted the following on Twitter earlier this week, lobbying for singer Cyndi Lauper, who appeared at the first WrestleMania, to be inducted into the celebrity wing of the WWE Hall of Fame.I only today realized that @CyndiLauper is not in the @WWE Hall of Fame celebrity wing.As part of the “rock n’ wrestling connection” with MTV in the 80’s, she was CRUCIAL to WWE crossing over into mainstream. Arguably no celebrity more deserving.#InductCyndi— Sami Zayn (@SamiZayn) August 30, 2018 Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Dave Bautista will be a character in new video game, Finn Balor reveals new look Twitter WhatsApp WWE Superstar Finn Balor confirms marriage to FOX Sports Reporter Veronica Rodriguezlast_img read more

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September 18, 2019

Messi wins fifth Golden Shoe

first_imgLionel Messi has won the Golden Shoe award for a record fifth time with his 34 goals being enough to beat Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah in the rankingsThe Barcelona forward has won the award for the past two seasons and has now become the first player in history to have won the Golden Shoe five times throughout his career.Messi first won the award in the 2009/10 season with 34 goals and won it the following season with an incredible 50 goals with another 47 coming after that campaign.In fact, in the past eight of the last nine seasons, the Argentine has finished in either second or first place in the rankings.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.Golden Shoe final rankings (top five)Lionel Messi 34 x 2.0 x 68.01Mohamed Salah 32 x 2.0 x 64.0Harry Kane 30 x 2.0 x 60.0Mauro Icardi 29 x 2.0 x 58.0Robert Lewandowski 29 x 2.0 x 58.0(obtained by eurotopteams)Aside from 34 goals this term, Messi has also contributed 17 assists for Barcelona with 12 of those coming in La Liga.last_img read more

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September 16, 2019

Macau casino smoking prosecutions on the rise as operators hold out on

first_img City of Dreams ramp helps Melco Resorts grow Macau market share in 2Q19 Evan Winkler appointed President as Melco Resorts implements latest management overhaul Macau’s Health Bureau says it has received applications from 12 of Macau’s 47 gaming venues to set up new smoking rooms, but only two have so far been approved.In an update on the government’s enforcement of strict new tobacco control laws introduced earlier this year, the Health Bureau said that the applications included requests for installation of 88 new smoking rooms of which 10 have been approved. Those 10 are all for City of Dreams in Cotai and Ponte 16 on Macau’s Inner Harbour foreshore. RelatedPosts Load More City of Dreams brings the bizarre garage of TheArsenale to Macau Macau currently houses 42 casinos and five slots parlours.Macau introduced its New Tobacco Control Act from 1 January this year, extending non-smoking areas across the city including a ban on smoking in the VIP areas of casinos. However, casino operators have 12 months before they must fully implement the ban at which time smoking will only be allowed inside specially ventilated smoking rooms.In this week’s update, the Health Bureau said that operators must submit their applications for installation of new smoking rooms by 28 September 2018 in order to be operational by 1 January 2019 “due to the time required for examination and approval.” However, operators are still free to apply after 28 September.Notably, casinos continue to attract the most prosecutions when it comes to illegal smoking with 1,140 prosecutions in the first eight months of the year, representing 30.1% of all prosecutions, the Health Bureau said.In total there were 3,789 prosecutions Macau-wide between January and August, down from 4,997 in the same period last year. But prosecutions in casinos increased by 84, largely on the back of the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau increasing the number of inspections it conducted from 426 to 588. More than 87% of those prosecuted inside casinos were tourists.last_img read more

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September 10, 2019

The Luxman P750u headphone amp is truly droolworthy

first_img 3 The Audiophiliac Headphones Home Entertainment Comments Share your voice 22 Photos Test your music system with these great rock tracks Tags Are you old enough to remember when Japanese audio components ruled the mass market? That was in the early 1970s, when stereo receivers and integrated amplifiers had a place of honor in every music lover’s home. The Luxman P-750u headphone amplifier recalls that era, but epitomizes the very best of 21st century Japanese high-end audio. Run your fingers over the P-750u’s thick faceplate and beautifully machined knobs and you’ll know what I’m talking about. Better yet, the P-750u’s sound will enrich your music collection.Luxman was founded in 1925, and is one of Japan’s leading high-end audio brands. The P-750u headphone amp, like all of the current Luxman products — tube and solid-state amps, digital converters, SACD players and turntables — are still designed and manufactured only in Japan.The Luxman P-750u headphone amp. Luxman The P-750u, which sells for $4,995, is a solid-state design with three headphone output jack sets: a 6.3mm, a four-pin balanced XLR, and separate left and right channel three-pin balanced XLR outputs. But only one headphone output is active at a time. The 6.3mm is the “normal” jack, and works with almost all home headphones, the XLR jacks are provided for use with high-end headphones with XLR cables. This P-750u’s Class A power amp delivers up to 4 watts per channel for 32-ohm headphones.The amp’s rear panel connectivity runs to two sets of XLR balanced inputs, and one set of RCA inputs. There’s also one set of stereo RCA outputs that could be used to connect to another amplifier with a volume control.This all-analog headphone amp doesn’t come with a remote control, but few headphone amps do. I’m happy to report the P-750u never once forced me to consult the owner’s manual, it just works!p-750u-rear-sThe Luxman P-750u headphone amp’s rear panel. Luxman How does it sound?To put the P-750u to the test, I relied on thousands of dollars’ worth of the world’s very best headphones — the Abyss AB 1266, Abyss Diana Phi, Audeze LCD MX4, Hifiman Susvara, and Sony MDR Z1R — and luxuriated in “headspace” nirvana. Bjork’s Medúlla album’s sparse vocal and electronics arrangements emerged from deep black space. The hymn-like quality to the music was to die for.Each headphone’s sound was intensified: the Susvara was more opulent; the Diana Phi and LCD MX4 were both breathtakingly transparent and dynamically alive; the AB 1266’s soundstage expanded far outside the confines of the headphone’s earcups in an almost hallucinogenic way; and the MDR Z1R, the least expensive headphone of the group, was no slacker. Its sound was the most neutral — it’s the best monitor headphone of the bunch. Mandolinist Chris Thile and pianist Brad Mehldau’s self-titled album of inspired jazz-folk performances can sound too cold and sterile over some speakers and headphones, but with the P-750u the sound went deeper. I felt the connection between the two musicians, the way they were listening to each other, and that brought the music to life over the LCD MX4 headphones.To put the P-750u’s sound in perspective I brought out my reference headphone amp, the Pass Labs HPA-1 and listened again to the headphones. In every case the P-750u was the decisive winner. The sound was more freewheeling and energetic, dynamics punched harder, and treble detail was finer. I heard deeper into the recordings, so each instrument and vocal sounded more distinct. The HPA-1 sound was flatter in perspective, and while the music still sounded excellent I missed some of the P-750u’s joie de vivre.The Luxman P-750u is an expensive component, but for deep-pocketed connoisseurs who have already amassed sizable headphone collections this amplifier will be a worthwhile investment. It will make every headphones sound better than ever, and the ability to switch between three pairs of headphones for easy comparisons can be a lot of fun. I asked Luxman if a more affordable amp is in the works, but alas the P-750u is it: It has no plans for other amps. It’s good to be rich. The Audiophiliac: High-end audio news and reviews, every Saturday.Best headphones for 2019: Hand-picked by CNET’s experts. Sonylast_img read more

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September 5, 2019

Virat Kohli on Anushka Sharma I have the most beautiful wife she

first_imgVirat Kohli and Anushka SharmaInstagramIndian cricket captain Virat Kohli has opened up about his actress wife Anushka Sharma yet again, calling her a big motivational factor in his life. Kohli may be battling professional misfortune, with the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) going through a meltdown in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019,  but personally he is in a very good space.Kohli revealed a lot on how his life changed for the better after marriage to Anushka Sharma. The celebrated cricketer was in conversation with South African cricketer AB de Villiers for after the RCB’s first win of IPL 2019 at Mohali, when he said: “I think over the last more than a year or so, the best thing to have happened to me is me getting married. It’s literally changed my whole world. I have the most beautiful wife, the most beautiful person.”Virat Kohli went on to emphasise how Anushka Sharma helps him switch off after work, adding that he looks forward to spending time with her at the end of the day. She motivates him and helps him stay positive, he added.”That has been the most strong factor in my life to change the way I was,” said Kohli, adding, “Before, I was too intense in life and she always keeps me motivated, positive but at the same time we spend quality time with each other and totally get away from the game and that’s the most important thing. I think I couldn’t have been more lucky to have someone like that who can understand my mindset being in that position herself. I look forward to spending time with her and that’s how I switch off.”Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma dated for a few years before getting married in December 2017 in Italy. Watch the video here of the AB de Villiers’ interview of Virat Kohli.’Stability, balance & good wives’ – secrets to @imVkohli & @ABdeVilliers17′ successThe celebrated batting duo, the men who share 2 double century stands for @RCBTweets – chat after a welcome win at Mohali! By @tanmoym. #KXIPvRCBWATCH:— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 14, 2019last_img read more

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