Read Next LATEST STORIES The 14-time All-Star has averaged 27.1 points since breaking into the league as an 18-year-old in 2003. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Serena Williams returning to competition for US Fed Cup team Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa James was recognized by the arena before the second quarter and got a standing ovation from Spurs fans. James patted his heard and said “thank you so much.”James needed seven points Tuesday to get there. He missed his first two midrange jumpers before making two driving layups and a 20-footer. He hit the milestone jumper over Danny Green from 19 feet out.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe 33-year-old James joined Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387 points), Karl Malone (36,928), Kobe Bryant (33,643), Michael Jordan (32,292), Wilt Chamberlain (31,419) and Dirk Nowitzki (30,808) on the list.At 33 years and 24 days, James is the youngest to reach the mark. Bryant was 34 years and 104 days when he got there. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH 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 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) shoots and scores over San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green (14) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in San Antonio. The score allowed James to reach the 30,000 milestone for his career. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO — LeBron James has joined the NBA’s 30,000-point club.James became the seventh player with 30,000 career points when he hit a jumper with one second left in the first quarter of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ game against the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night.ADVERTISEMENT
Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games LOOK: Vhong Navarro’s romantic posts spark speculations he’s marrying longtime GF For Mark, a 19-year-old Manchester fan living in Stockholm, this was no ordinary match. “It was very special because of the events that happened in Manchester and now they qualify for Champions League,” he said. Vijay Patel, a 29-year-old Manchester fan from the UK, said the team came out even stronger in the aftermath of the attack. “It should motivate them… they’re not just winning for the team they’re winning for the city,” he said. Team supporters were celebrating hours earlier at a fan zone in Stockholm’s leafy Kungstradgarden park where they played football and took photos.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Coming Home For Christmas’ is the holiday movie you’ve been waiting for, here’s why Lakers win 9th straight, hold off Pelicans Heat’s Big 3 era ends as deal struck for Bosh to go—report Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I think it will be a good lift for the people of Manchester,” he added. Manchester fans were screaming and whistling in joy, while their Ajax counterparts were biting their nails as the English club won 2-0. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingOutside the entrance of the modernly decorated Friends Arena in the Stockholm suburb of Solna, fans were upbeat and cheerful under sunny summer skies, but nervous about both the outcome of the match and security issues.Ahead of Wednesday’s match, players held a minute’s silence in honour of the victims of Monday’s suicide bombing at the Manchester Arena which left 22 people dead. Manchester’s Wayne Rooney holds the trophy after winning 2-0 during the soccer Europa League final between Ajax Amsterdam and Manchester United at the Friends Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)A crowd of Manchester United fans were cheering outside a Stockholm stadium on Wednesday as their team won the Europa League, a relief for the supporters after the Manchester terror attack 48 hours earlier.“It’s fantastic to see them winning. We were always confident that we would win,” said George Malloy, a 69-year-old from Dublin. ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes South Korea to suspend 25% of coal plants to fight pollution More than 5,000 measles deaths in DR Congo this year — WHO Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend SEA Games: PH beats Indonesia, enters gold medal round in polo MOST READ Security was tight at the arena as a SWAT team stood guard outside.“We’ve already undertaken a lot of preparation, and with the way the world looks today this type of incident (Monday’s attack) is the kind of thing we have to prepare for. So it has been part of our planning all along,” Stockholm police spokesman Kjell Lindgren said.United manager Jose Mourinho said Tuesday he and his players were finding it hard not to think about the attack, which targeted fans leaving a pop concert by the American singer Ariana Grande and left 59 people injured.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Shaun Payne, a 29-year-old United supporter, said Monday’s attack undoubtedly scarred the team, but he was optimistic that they would win.“They have nothing to lose tonight. They’ll go for it,” he told AFP.“It’ll provide extra motivation to represent the city and to hopefully bring the trophy back with us,” he says. Tight securityRob Coppen, a 28-year-old Ajax fan from Amsterdam donning the team’s kit, said the terror attack took the joy out of the final. “(The attack) has taken the spark off the game. It’s been a while since Ajax has been in a Euro final so it’s a pity.“But what can you do? Nobody asked for this, neither Manchester nor Ajax,” he said. Amy Edwards, a Manchester fan, was worried about safety at the final, but said she refused to let fear control her life. “I’m worried a little bit in case something happens tonight, but I guess it’s always a risk you take anyway and go to high profile games,” she said.“But you can’t stay inside,” she added. “Obviously the events in Manchester has put a dampener on everything but hopefully we can win and bring the trophy back tonight.” View comments
The Cool Smashers, though, went through a little scare with the Lady Falcons trailing by just one, 22-21, in the fourth set after Alyssa Valdez’ back-row hit went short.Valdez would retaliate in the next point when she ended a long rally to give Creamline a 23-21 edge.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“It’s a great start to the conference for us and I hope the chemistry stays this strong throughout,” said Valdez who welcomed new additions to the team.The iconic Mary Jean Balse-Pabayo returned to action for Creamline after missing the sport for more than a couple of years while former Ateneo setter Jia Morado rejoined Valdez, this time in club competition. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View comments LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ CONTRIBUTED PHOTOCreamline started strong in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference after turning back Adamson University in four sets, 25-17, 18-25, 25-15, 25-22, Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre.An attack error from the Lady Falcons’ side of the court finished off the match as the Cool Smashers chalk ed an opening day victory.ADVERTISEMENT What ‘missteps’? Rosemarie Vargas’ addition to the Cool Smashers’ lineup paid instant dividends as she put up a game-high 18 points.“It’s been a while since Jia and I have been teammates, and I’ve also played with different setters so the learning process is still there,” said Valdez.Valdez also finished with 18 points for Creamline while Pau Soriano added 11.Jema Galanza led the Lady Falcons with 14 points while Christine Soyud and Rizza Cruz combined for 18.ADVERTISEMENT China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Teng happy to help Gilas despite not making the line-up
Kolkata, Mar 19 (PTI) Scoreboard of the World T20 Super Kolkata, Mar 19 (PTI) Scoreboard of the World T20 Super 10 Group 2 cricket match between India and Pakistan here today. Pakistan innings (18 overs maximum) Sharjeel Khan c Pandya b Raina17 Ahmed Shehzad c Jadeja b Bumrah25 Shahid Afridi c Kohli b Pandya 8 Umar Akmal c Dhoni b Jadeja22 Shoaib Malik c Ashwin b Nehra26 Sarfraz Ahmednot out 8 Mohammad Hafeez not out 5 Extras:(B-2 LB-3 W-1 NB-1) 7Total: (For 5 wkts in 18 overs) 118 Fall of wickets: 1/38 2/46 3/60 4/101 5/105Bowling: Ashish Nehra 4-0-20-1, Ravichandran Ashwin 3-0-12-0, Jasprit Bumrah 4-0-32-1, Ravindra Jadeja 4-0-20-1, Suresh Raina 1-0-4-1, Hardik Pandya 2-0-25-1. More PTI PDS PDS
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SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers can accept losing a tough game on the road to the San Antonio Spurs. They are hoping they did not suffer a greater loss to injury.DeMar DeRozan scored 21 points and the Spurs extended their winning streak to eight games with a 108-103 victory Saturday night over the Trail Blazers, who lost C.J. McCollum to a left leg injury.Damian Lillard scored 34 points for Portland, which had won three straight but had difficulty closing the game without McCollum.“He’s so big for our team,” Lillard said, after first stating he was worried for McCollum’s health. “You’re just concerned for that, too. That’s a big blow. He’s a guy that plays a huge role for us and is a big part of our team.”McCollum exited under assistance with 7:03 remaining in the third quarter. He remained on the court for a few minutes clutching his left leg in great pain after tumbling out of bounds when his driving left-handed layup was blocked by Jakob Poeltl. McCollum had his left foot trapped under Poeltl’s right foot as both landed, leading the Blazers guard to tumble out of bounds next to the stanchion.“I feel bad for C.J. I hope he’s OK,” San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. “He’s a great player and a great kid.”The Blazers said McCollum had a “left leg injury” after X-rays were negative. He will undergo an MRI on Sunday morning. McCollum said he did not hear his knee pop but felt immediate pain and discomfort in it.“I don’t know the extent of it,” McCollum said. “I don’t know if it’s lateral . I don’t know. I just know that it’s not normal.”McCollum finished with 10 points in 22 minutes.Poeltl’s block was one of a season-high 11 for the Spurs.San Antonio (41-29) is sixth in the Western Conference, one game behind Oklahoma City for fifth. The Spurs, who host Golden State on Monday, have won 10 straight at home.Portland (42-27) is fourth in the Western Conference, a half-game ahead of the Thunder.There were 14 lead changes and 12 ties in a contest as evenly matched as the standings.“That was actually a lot of fun,” Spurs guard Bryn Forbes said. “Just to be in a game with such a talented basketball team as the Trail Blazers, it’s always going to be fun down the wire because both teams are giving it their best and they are very talented.”Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard celebrates a score against the San Antonio Spurs during the second half of an NBA basketball game in San Antonio, Saturday, March 16, 2019. San Antonio won 108-103. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Forbes had nine points in the fourth quarter and made two of the Spurs’ four 3-pointers in the period. Davis Bertans also made three free throws to put San Antonio up 98-92 with 3:06 remaining after being fouled by Al-Farouq Aminu on a 26-footer.Forbes finished with 11 points.“I think we worked hard for 48 minutes,” Popovich said. “We were up, we were down but they just kept playing.”Derrick White and Rudy Gay finished with 13 points apiece. Patty Mills and LaMarcus Aldridge each had 12.Both teams were on the second night of a back-to-back, but the Blazers were in New Orleans while the Spurs played at home. Despite the travel, Portland came out as the fresher team.Lillard drew consecutive fouls on White, forcing the Spurs to sit their point guard once he picked up his third foul with 4:43 remaining in the first half. The first foul came when Lillard fell in front of the Spurs bench with little to no contact by White, leading Popovich to berate official Jason Goldenberg for the remainder of the first half and before entering the locker room. The Spurs were leading 40-39 when White exited and the Blazers then moved into the lead.Lillard, who moved past Aldridge on the Blazers’ scoring list on Friday night, finished 13 for 29 from the field and added six rebounds and five assists in 38 minutes.Jusuf Nurkic added 24 points and Rodney Hood had 13 for Portland.By: Raul Dominguez, Associated PressTweetPinShare0 Shares
George Best Portrait of an Icon: George Best Daniel Storey Last updated 2 years ago 18:14 10/31/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Manchester United UEFA Champions League In this extract from Daniel Storey’s book Portrait of an Icon, a study of 58 football figures, the mercurial Manchester United legend is profiled As part of its extensive tribute to George Best, the National Football Museum in Manchester has a collection of letters sent by a young George back to his mother and father in Belfast. They indirectly describe a painfully naive boy, who excitedly details his first steps at Manchester United like a child would detail his summer holiday upon returning to school. His late mother Anne revealed that George had been such a frail newborn baby that she feared he might not make it through the first night. Reading those letters now, we see that Best’s personality was equally as poignantly fragile.More than a decade after his death, it’s still astonishing to assess how quickly Best’s life accelerated. A first-team debut at 17. An international debut at 18. A league champion at 19. European Footballer of the Year at 23. Going downhill at 27. Dead at 59. The footballing flame that burns twice as brightly truly did burn for half as long.In a lifetime littered with memorable quotes, the first and most salient came from United scout Bob Bishop, who telephoned manager Matt Busby to tell him: “Boss, I think I’ve found you a genius.” That genius was a skinny teenager from Belfast’s Cregagh estate, who even at that age had dribbling prowess beyond anything in United’s first-team squad. He became the most talented British player of all time.Before Best had even turned 20, he was a worldwide star. He had played 128 games for United, scored 37 goals, won his first league title and been christened “O Quinto Beatle” by the Portuguese press after a virtuoso performance in the European Cup quarter-final. By the time Best had returned from Lisbon, he was pictured in a sombrero and labelled “El Beatle” by an adoring English media. Earlier that night, a supporter had run onto the pitch at the Estádio da Luz with a knife, wanting a lock of Best’s hair. If music had Beatlemania, Bestfrenzy was just as established.Two years later came Best’s annus mirabilis – 28 league goals in a season when United came second behind rivals Manchester City but won the European Cup three weeks later as sweet redemption. United’s No. 7 would be crowned the First Division’s top scorer and FWA Player of the Year and six months later named Europe’s best player. Best was hungry for more glory but, sadly, his life had peaked.If Best’s haircut and demeanour lubricated his fame, it was his genius that cemented it. His was a pure form of footballing beauty, no critics or writers required to explain its brilliance. All you needed to do was watch. Best was a supreme dribbler, his close control actually improving as the opposition closed around him. As Busby once said, “He was able to use either foot – sometimes he seemed to have six.”The difficulty of the task only heightened Best’s senses, like a master escapologist at work. The balance of most players is decreased at high speed, but Best’s body seemed designed for cruising speed. Hugh McIlvanney once wrote that Best had “feet as sensitive as a pickpocket’s hands”. He was where energy and elegance combined in heady harmony.On the miry, heavy pitches of English football’s 1960s, this wasn’t just a glimpse of the future but something ethereal. Crowds would rise whenever Best was in town, providing a 90-minute escape from both the working week and the average standard of footballer on show. If you’d have polled them to change the rules of the game and permit Best his own ball, even traditionalists would have ripped up the rulebook. 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 Best may never have played on the biggest international stage, but his reputation as one of the game’s greatest talents could not be contained. Diego Maradona describes how “George inspired me when I was young. He was flamboyant and exciting. I think we were very similar players, dribblers who create moments of magic.” Johan Cruyff labelled him as “uncoachable”, and it was intended as a compliment. When Best scored six times in the FA Cup against Northampton, even Prime Minister Harold Wilson asked to meet him.With his popstar image and apparently effortless genius, Best was the first rock ’n’ roll footballer. The abolition of the maximum wage in 1961 had created the potential for a previously working-class sport to embrace the mink-clad culture of the rich, and Best was the first to cross the divide. Never before had the line between sportsman and celebrity become so blurred, and Best feasted on the attention as though it were the elixir of life. There was no glamorous party he would not attend, no model he would not sleep with, no bottle of expensive champagne he would not drink.It is not hard to see why Best was worshipped. The 1960s was a decade of constant flux, Britain’s eyes opening to cultural change and the influx of social and sexual liberties. George was its personification, its everyman and its king, the working-class hero in the right place at the right time with the right look and the right boot. The left wasn’t too bad either. Women adored him because men respected him, and men respected him because women adored him.The only things as famous as the stories are the quotes. “I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered,” is Best’s most notorious boast, but there are countless others. All three were enjoyed to excess by a man in his early twenties given riches and recognition beyond not only his wildest dreams, but anything British sport had ever seen. Abstinence had given way to extravagance.The line between playboy and addict is so very slight. The truth is that Best was never strong enough to cope with his raucous lifestyle and never brave enough to say “no”. His mother Anne died from an alcoholism-related cardiovascular disease at the age of 55, and Best’s relationship with addiction was just as tragic.As early as 1966, Best admitted in an interview with the Daily Mail that he was covering up, rather than curing, his urges. “Wednesday till Saturday is murder,” he said. “I know I’ve got to stay off the town and get to bed by 11. But it drives me nuts. I don’t read. The only thing that keeps me sane is remembering that there’ll be a party on Sunday and Monday and Tuesday.”“I was born with a great gift, and sometimes with that comes a destructive streak,” he would later admit. “Just as I wanted to outdo everyone when I played, I had to outdo everyone when we were out on the town.” That personality trait would lay his mind open to the rigours of addiction.The stories of Best’s antics grew legendary, but had an increasingly dark twist. He was reported to have talked a just-married bride into his hotel room from the downstairs bar as a wager while his teammates plied her husband with alcohol. He also went AWOL from United training sessions, and even matches, Matt Busby and subsequently Wilf McGuinness losing patience with his unreliability.In his magnificent biography of Best, Duncan Hamilton lays some of the blame at United’s door, however indirectly. Rather than alcohol ruining Best’s career, Hamilton believes that it was the game, and United’s lack of success after the 1968 European Cup win, that drove him to drink.It’s a hypothesis that Best himself alluded to in later life: “Instead of revolving around me, the team began to depend on me. I lacked the maturity to handle it. I began to drink more heavily to cope.”Yet the most obvious conclusion is that Best became a waste product of his own celebrity. He was the perfect image to serve as the cultural icon of the 1960s, but the imperfect personality. An accelerated journey from the streets of Cregagh to the floodlights of Old Trafford and the spotlights of Manchester and London leaves no time for maturity to catch up with the lifestyle. The Beatles had each other; Best had only his demons.“He didn’t know how to open up,” his son Calum said after his death. “It wasn’t his style to say what the problem was or to talk about that problem. All you could do with my dad was support him when he needed it.”It is always the trailblazers who suffer most, unable to follow the track of white pebbles that leads them safely through the forest. Best came before the age of media training and lifestyle coaches, before the warnings of what lies at the side of the path. Some footballers still do falter, but they have far more assistance and are much better prepared. Best was not just a cultural icon but a cultural experiment; he became a case study on the dangers of fame.Best peaked at 23, and stopped playing regularly at the top level at 26. As the noise surrounding him became all-consuming, he blocked it out in a semi-permanent alcoholic haze. By the time retirement was enforced upon him, drink was Best’s comfort and his crutch.“Football has lost one of its greats, and I have lost a dear friend. He was a marvellous person,” said Bobby Charlton at Best’s funeral in 2005. Half a million people lined the streets of Belfast to see him pass by. Charlton’s first two points ring true, but that last sentence jars.Best might have been a marvellous player, but he was not a marvellous person. He was an addict, and that addiction led him to do terrible things. He was twice convicted of drink-driving, he physically abused his first wife Angie on multiple occasions, and he committed robbery in order to maintain his habit. He was given a new liver on the NHS in 2002 despite showing no ability to break his habit without the assistance of medication – an exceptional case. As someone whose loved one has had a liver transplant (for medical reasons), I know that 14 per cent of the people waiting for a liver transplant die before receiving a donation. Less than 12 months later, Best was drinking again, later to be arrested for driving once more while over the limit.Whether you can separate George Best the footballer and George Best the addict depends on your own interpretation of his story, but all must come together to salute one of the greatest players Britain has ever produced, and to mourn one of sport’s most tragic tales.“They’ll forget all the rubbish when I’ve gone and they’ll remember the football,” Best said before his death. Unfortunately for him, most will remember both. Best stood astride the line of sport and celebrity, guaranteed footballing immortality yet painfully mortal away from the field. Gorgeous George welcomed in the modern cultural age, but nobody prepared him to survive in it.This is an extract from Portrait of an Icon, a study of 58 footballers and managers. All proceeds from the book go to the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, a charity set up after Bobby’s death to find new ways to treat and beat cancer.
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Rabat – Interior Minister, Mohamed Hassad, and Minister Delegate to the Minister of the Interior, Cherki Drais, on Monday visited the headquarters of the Central Bureau of Judicial Investigations (BCIJ) and congratulated security services on their “tremendous and continued” efforts to combat the terrorist threat and foil all schemes aimed at undermining Morocco’s security and stability.The two ministers along with the Director General of the National Security (DGSN) and the Director General of Domestic Intelligence Services, conveyed to BCIJ staff “the affection and blessing of HM King Mohammed VI and the High solitude and interest the Sovereign has always had for the different security services”, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.During the visit, which comes in the wake of the dismantling of a dangerous terrorist network on February 18, the two ministers called upon BCIJ staff and security services to raise the level of vigilance and mobilization, and deploy all efforts to guarantee security and ensure citizens’ tranquillity. He underlined the determination of the Interior ministry to provide all the necessary support to BCIJ and deploy all the efforts to guarantee the success of its missions and overcome all the difficulties they could face, the statement added.Director General of the National Security (DGSN) and Director General of Domestic Intelligence Services expressed his deep gratitude for this laudable initiative and the support of the Interior Ministry to national security staff.He also requested from the two ministers, on behalf of all BCIJ and National Security staff, “to convey their feelings of fidelity and loyalty to HM King Mohammed VI, reaffirming the determination of all security services to persevere in their efforts to protect the country against any danger and guarantee its stability under the wise leadership of HM the King,” the statement said.With MAP
Rabat – Morocco’s OCP Group has announced that its revenues for the first quarter of 2019 have reached MAD 12,521 ($ 1.31 billion), up from MAD 10,419 million or $ 1.13 billion in the same period in 2018.The group said that its earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) reached 4,364 million Dirhams (US$ 456 million), against MAD 2,516 million Dirhams ($ 273 million) in the first quarter of 2018.EBITDA margin increased to 35% from 24% in last year’s first quarter, according to OCP’s press release quoted by Maghreb Arab Press (MAP). OCP said that the notable performance stems from a substantial increase in the amount of acid and fertilizers the company has so far produced this year. OCP added that its gross margin was 42% to MAD 9,003 million Dirhams or $ 942 million against MAD 6,354 million ($ 690 million) last year.Read Also: Morocco’s OCP Invests in Digital to Take Lead in African AgricultureThe gross margin performance reflects a “favorable product mix and higher revenues, while raw material prices were stable for sulfur and lower for ammonia,” OCP noted.The group’s first quarter operating profit also reached MAD 2,536 million ($ 265 million), up from MAD 1,158 million ($ 126 million) during the same period in 2018.OCP said that market conditions in the first quarter were in line with its expectations in terms of price fluctuations, MAP added.“Demand from India remained somewhat stronger than anticipated despite high inventory levels; European demand recovered from last year’s lows, and there was a modest uptick in imports to Brazil. Conversely, adverse weather conditions affecting the Spring planting season have kept North American inventories high,” the press release added.OCP announced a successful performance on the supply side, emphasizing that Chinese exports “increased year-on-year tied to lower domestic consumption.”The company added that the EBITDA margin continued to “benefit from the Company’s industrial flexibility across the value chain, which drove favorable product mix and from its commercial agility that positions OCP as a key global supplier across all major importing continents.”OCP, which is the largest phosphate producer in the world, has approximately 21,000 employees.The company also contributes to regional development in several sectors, including mining and fertilizer operations, as well as through its sustainability program. OCP in Morocco’s South-South agendaOn the continental front, the company is increasingly establishing itself as a driver of growth and intra-African food security program. Since February 2016, when the Moroccan officially launched its African venture with a dozens of branches in sub-Saharan Africa under the banner OCP Africa, it has landed important agricultural contracts with a number of African governments. The contracts mostly include projects to provide adequate fertilizers to African farmers on the basis of soil type in their regions as well as conventions to assist governments in the construction of fertilizer plants. Most recently, OCP Africa announced an ongoing project to launch an African platform for digitized agriculture. According to OCP, the push towards Africa is part of part of the plan to accompany Morocco’s vision of increased intra-African exchanges to reach food security and sustainable development on the continental level.
Think you know your kids well enough to tell if they’re lying to you or not? New research from Brock University says that’s probably not the case.Angela Evans, Associate Professor in Brock’s Department of Psychology, says a parent is no more likely to be able to detect their own children’s lies than any other parent or adult without kids. Basically, the odds of anyone detecting a lie are about 50/50, she says.“We were curious if parents were actually better at detecting their own children’s lies given their personal experience with them,” says Evans, mother of a three year old and a one year old.The research paper, Can parents detect 8- to 16-year-olds’ lies? Parental biases, confidence, and accuracy, was recently published by the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.Evans says previous research shows anyone — including a police officer or social worker, for example — has about a 50/50 chance of detecting lies. A common belief was that parents were more accurate when it came to identifying lies in their own kids since they have more knowledge about their own child’s behaviour. But Evans’ research disproves that theory.Videos of children telling lies or telling the truth about having cheated on a test were shown to three groups of people: the children’s parents, other parents, and university students who didn’t have kids.The group of parents were about 54 per cent accurate in detecting their own children’s lies. The other parents were 51 per cent accurate and the undergrads were also 51 per cent accurate — rates that vary little from a 50/50 chance.That result wasn’t necessarily surprising, says Evans, but what wasn’t expected was how biased parents were in their belief that their own child would be honest.The group of parents had a strong truth bias about their own children — typically believing they were telling the truth. This led to a higher accuracy of detecting truthful statements (93 per cent) and a much lower accuracy of detecting lies (eight per cent).“They want to believe that their child isn’t going to cheat on a test and, if they did, that they would tell the truth about having cheated,” Evans says. “This means that when children lie to their parents, they are able to get away with it.”Evans says the lesson parents should take away from the research is the importance of developing a trusting relationship with their kids from a young age.“Developing open communication early is important so children are willing to share the information with us, rather than trying to catch them telling lies,” she says.
Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. “I would also like to speak to anyone who saw them get away.”I would like to reassure the local community that we have stepped up patrols in the area and will continue to have a presence there for the coming days.”The Lancashire Constabulary are urging witnesses or anyone with information to call 101 or 01254 353870 quoting incident reference 1746 of May 25. Armed robbers used an “utterly deplorable level of violence” as they attacked a 65-year-old man with a metal bar during a raid on his home, police said.A gang of men wearing balaclavas were said to have burst in through the back of the victim’s property on Walter Street in Darwen, Lancs, at around 10.30pm on Saturday.The terrified homeowner was then “badly beaten” by the group with weapons including a metal bar as they made demands for money, according to Lancashire Police.He suffered broken ribs, a broken shoulder, injuries to his head and eyes as well as cuts to his hands and legs.The victim was taken to Royal Preston Hospital where he is now in a stable condition, the force said.DS Amanda Bleazard from Blackburn Police said: “This was a truly shocking attack on a man who should have been safe in his own home.”The level of violence used was utterly deplorable and totally needless.”We have a team of detectives working on finding who was responsible for this appalling robbery and I am asking anyone who may have seen a group of men acting suspiciously in the area in the time leading up to the attack to get in touch.
Kanex ATV Pro : reliez votre iPad à votre vidéoprojecteur sans fil Le dernier bijou de chez Kanex permet aux vidéoprojecteurs de recevoir en VGA l’image émise par la fonction Airplay de leur appareil iOs. Cours et conférences vont gagner en simplicité !Jusque-là, les seuls projecteurs compatibles AirPlay étaient en HDMI, et donc pas dans le bas de gamme. Pour éviter d’acheter un nouvel et coûteux appareil rien que pour pouvoir y projeter l’image de l’iPad (c’est ce que fait la fonction AirPlay), l’ATV Pro de Kanex se connecte à tout appareil VGA. Ce qui ne l’empêche pas de gérer la HD, et plus précisément le 1080p à 50 ou 60 Hz.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?C’est aussi une façon de combler l’écart entre certains équipements personnels, comme les iPads, et des équipements collectifs, comme les vidéoprojecteurs, datant souvent de plusieurs générations. Kanex est un des principaux fournisseurs de solutions de connectivité pour iOs. Ici pas besoin d’une source externe d’électricité, il suffit de brancher l’ATV pro sur le projecteur et il recevra ce que l’iPad (lien non disponible)envoie. Il gère notamment le son, qu’il peut transmettre via un câble jack 3.5mm.Pour les enseignants souhaitant animer leur cours sans trop gérer l’espace, pour les conférenciers qui souhaitent garder leur pad en main tout en parlant, la possibilité de se passer de câbles sera plus que bienvenue. Disponible dès maintenant, il coûtera le prix raisonnable de 60 euros.Le 2 mai 2012 à 20:15 • Maxime Lambert
Michael Zorc believes Uli Hoeness’ claim that Borussia Dortmund are favourites for Saturday’s game against Bayern Munich is irrelevantDortmund head into this weekend’s ‘Der Klassiker’ hoping to maintain their unbeaten start in the Bundesliga and extend their lead at top of the standings.Bayern president Hoeness claimed earlier this week that Dortmund enter the game as the clear favourites.But Dortmund sporting director Zorc is uninterested in what Hoeness thinks.“It doesn’t matter what is being said before such a game,” said Zorc in a press conference on YouTube.Report: Dortmund hammer four past Leverkusen George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund put four past Bayer Leverkusen.Borussia Dortmund leapfrogged Bayern Munich to claim second place in the Bundesliga. After handing out a 4-0 thrashing of…“The favourites aren’t 1-0 up from the start of the game. Of course, we noticed that (Hoeness’ comments), but we don’t care.“We’re enjoying the situation at the moment and feel we have a good reason to approach the game with confidence.”Dortmund coach Lucien Favre also made it clear that he expects a difficult game against Bayern.The Bundesliga match between Dortmund and Bayern will begin at 18:30 (CEST) at Signal Iduna Park.
Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Crime FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom December 29, 2017 Suspect wanted for credit card and identity theft in Santee Posted: December 29, 2017 SANTEE (KUSI) — San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the Santee Sheriff’s Station are asking for the public’s help to locate a suspect wanted in connection with using a stolen credit card and identity theft.On October 31st, an unknown suspect used a stolen credit card at several businesses in the city of Santee, including the Walmart located at Parkway Plaza, the 7-11 located at 375 W. Madison Avenue and the Target store located at 250 Broadway. The suspect used the stolen credit card to purchase food, electronics and other high priced items. The total amount charged to the stolen credit card was around $800.The suspect is known to frequent the Santee area and usually purchases Bugler brand tobacco and rolling papers. He also uses a skateboard for transportation.Suspect Description: The suspect is described as a white or hispanic man between 25 and 35-years-old. He was last seen wearing a black or navy hooded sweatshirt, black fitted hat, black pants, black Chuck Taylor tennis shoes and a black and white lanyard around his neck.If you recognize the suspect call the Santee Sheriff’s Station at (619) 956-4000 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. Information on how to send anonymous emails and mobile app tips can be found on our website www.sdcrimestoppers.org.
A 77-year-old Hazel Dell woman, affectionately known by some as “Grandma Mary,” pleaded guilty this morning to second-degree assault and was sentenced to three months in jail for shooting a neighbor in 2008.Following the hearing, defense attorney Jeff Barrar escorted Mary Billy, who uses the assistance of a walker, to the Clark County Jail to begin serving an 88-day sentence.Billy shot her neighbor, Aleksey Guzeyev, on Aug. 2, 2008, following a long-simmering property line dispute in their neighborhood in the 1800 block of Northeast 82nd Street. Guzeyev had been putting in a fence post when Billy, upset because she thought it was on her property, fired her pistol twice. The victim, who was hit once in the arm, has since recovered.In handing down his sentence, Clark County Superior Court Judge John Nichols addressed how punishing an elderly woman with no criminal history was a delicate situation.“The system isn’t set up to handle a situation like this,” he said. “I think three months is going to be plenty punishment.”
Post a comment US firms can again deal with Huawei. Óscar Gutiérrez/CNET President Donald Trump agreed Saturday to lift some restrictions against US companies selling high-tech gear to Chinese telecom giant Huawei, says a report. “We’re talking about equipment where there’s not a great national-emergency problem with it,” Trump said after a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, according to The Wall Street Journal.In May, Trump signed an executive order essentially banning Huawei because of national security concerns that the company is too closely tied to the Chinese government and that its gear could be used to spy on other countries and companies. Huawei has repeatedly said those fears are unfounded. More on Huawei Tags Mobile Security Huawei ban: Full timeline on how and why its phones are under fire Trump could use Huawei ban as leverage for US-China trade deal US companies reportedly bypassing Trump ban on sales to Huawei Huawei says Trump’s ban will hurt US 5G deployment FCC commissioner wants Huawei gear out of US networks The easing of restrictions is part of a general cease fire on trade reached between Trump and Xi during a meeting on the sidelines of a Group 20 meeting. Trump said the deal to restart talks would see the US delaying added tariffs on Chinese products in return for China buying American farm goods. It’s not yet clear exactly what Huawei restrictions will be lifted. “We’re going to work with China on where we left off to see if we can make a deal,” Trump reportedly said during a news conference. The president said he’d hold off on the Huawei issue until the end of negotiations, the Journal said.John Neuffer, president of the Semiconductor Industry Association, a trade group for makers of chips for computers, phones and other equipment, told the Journal he needed more details on what Huawei can now buy from member companies. He added, though, that he’s “encouraged the talks are restarting and additional tariffs are on hold.”Unnamed sources told the Journal that US national security officials have been exploring ways of narrowing the Huawei prohibitions so they pinpoint sales of US gear used in “chokepoints,” places where the Chinese company’s tech could control wireless networks. Security experts have voiced concern about foreign powers disrupting US communications networks, especially during a national emergency.Originally published June 28, 9:44 a.m. PT.Update, 10:20 a.m.: Adds mention of concern about “chokepoints.” Share your voice 0 Huawei
Final numbers haven’t been tallied yet, but the spring bear hunt in the Bristol Bay region looks to have been a solid one.More than 200 brown bears were harvested in the Bristol Bay region this spring, according to preliminary numbers from ADF&G. (Photo courtesy of National Park Service)“(We) had a lot of very satisfied, happy hunters,” said King Salmon-based Fish and Game biologist Chris Peterson.Some 200 brown bears were harvested during the spring hunt. She says that helped to balance out a fall hunt that was a bit slower. Most of the harvest took place in Unit 9E on the Alaska Peninsula. Peterson says a healthy harvest this spring follows reports from recent seasons that the population might be dipping down a bit.“It’s a good sized population. We have no indications of anything other than healthy other than a few years ago, unit-wide in 9 as well as into Unit 17, we observed and other hunters, guides, residents of the villages apparently observed a decrease in bear numbers. We don’t know that there was a decrease, but whether there was or wasn’t, this year the numbers seem to be coming back up.”Peterson says they’re trying to get a new survey underway and update their population numbers for the region.This spring, the majority of the harvest was male bears and Peterson says they tended to be pretty large. About 400 permits were issued for the spring hunt, but managers are still waiting on about half the post-hunt reports they need to finalize the numbers.
Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) is the new chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus.The members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) recently voted a former North Carolina jurist as its leader for the 114th Congress.Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) was voted to lead the Congressional Black Caucus on Nov. 19. Butterfield, who was first elected to Congress in a special election in July 2004, is known on Capitol Hill to be a strong advocate for supporting broadband expansion in rural and minority areas and for quality health insurance access for all Americans.“I am happy to pass the chairman’s gavel to my friend and colleague, Rep. Butterfield,” outgoing CBC Chair Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) said. “He has dedicated his life and career to advancing the priorities of the disenfranchised and overlooked, both in his home state of North Carolina as well as here on the Hill. I congratulate him on his election, and I look forward to supporting him in his new capacity as he continues to move our caucus forward.”Butterfield is the 24th elected chair of the organization and will officially begin his duties on Jan. 6, 2015, when the 114th Congress is sworn in. Butterfield, who has spent most of his public career as a jurist, said that he is humbled by his election.“I’m moved by the unwavering support the CBC has shown me throughout the years,” he said. “Each year they’ve continued to elect me to senior positions within the caucus, solidifying their confidence in me to steer and now lead the conscience of the Congress as chair. I do not take their endorsement lightly.”A native of Wilson, N.C., Butterfield is a graduate of North Carolina Central University and its law school. He served as a Resident Superior Court Judge for the First Judicial Division, presiding over civil and criminal courts in 46 counties.In February 2001, then Gov. Mike Easley (D) appointed Butterfield as an associate justice on the North Carolina Supreme Court. Butterfield authored opinions on such issues as the application of capital punishment, judicial sentencing procedures and eminent domain.Butterfield lost his election bid to the court in November 2002, and he resumed his judicial career as a Superior Court trial judge.Butterfield will have to work with a strongly partisan Republican House of Representatives and President Obama, who is in the last two years of his term. Nevertheless, he feels there are opportunities for the CBC.“The new Congress provides a fresh start to address the issues that are important to all of us,” Butterfield said. “Members of the CBC come from every region of the country. While we each have our own priorities, we speak with a singular, powerful voice in our fight to deliver on the expectations of Americans—to have a government that works for all of us.”In addition to Butterfield, Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.) was elected as first vice chair, Rep. Andre Carson (D-Ind.) as second vice chair, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) as secretary and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) as whip. Butterfield and the elected officers will lead 45 CBC members, the largest number in the organization’s history.Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) was elected as co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), a former CBC Chair, was elected whip and Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-Texas) got the nod for vice chair and liaison to the CBC. Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), a former CBC Chair, was re-elected as the House Democratic Caucus Assistant Democratic Leader.