LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — LA Tenorio has countlessly bailed out Ginebra in tight situations before, may it be dropping his signature baseline reverse or drilling a gutsy three whenever his team needs him the most.But more than his heroics, what makes the 33-year-old important for the Gin Kings has always been his stability, emerging as the calming force for the crowd favorites through the course of their campaign this 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Game 7 breaks PBA attendance record anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It was Tenorio’s third Finals MVP award after winning the plum in the 2010 Fiesta Conference, which he shared with Cyrus Baguio in Alaska, and in last year’s Governors’ Cup.This also ties the Nasugbu, Batangas native with PBA greats Danny Ildefonso and Eric Menk for the second-most Finals MVP awards at three. Read Next Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP MOST READ CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA READ: Ginebra escapes Meralco in Game 7, completes title repeatSo it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Tenorio was adjudged as the Cignal-PBA Press Corps Finals Most Valuable Player after averaging 11.2 points, 3.0 rebounds, 3.7 assists, and 1.3 steals in Ginebra’s title repeat.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHe also upped the ante in the winner-take-all Game 7 on Friday, firing eight of his 26 points in the first quarter and 10 more in the third quarter as the Gin Kings subdued the Bolts, 101-96.READ: Tenorio, Ginebra out to stop Meralco from silencing crowd again
Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion MOST READ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Floyd Mayweather Jr., center left, and Conor McGregor face off during a weigh-in Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, in Las Vegas. The two are scheduled to fight in a boxing match Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS — Ticket prices for Saturday’s 154-pound fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. are trending down, with many below the original list price.Some tickets at the T-Mobile arena could be had for as little as $1,100, while seats closer to the action were being listed on secondary markets for less than they originally cost. A day before the fight, there were also hundreds of tickets left at the box office.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Jesse Lawrence of TicketIQ, a reseller and market analysis site, said promoters misjudged their market when they priced the arena from $2,500 in the upper sections to $10,000 at ringside. He said roughly 10 percent of the 20,000-seat arena remained for sale.There were also plenty of closed circuit seats available at hotels owned by MGM Resorts at $150 each.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingWhile ticket sales have been spotty, the fight is still expected to do huge numbers on pay-per-view. Up to 50 million people are expected to watch the bout in the United States alone. Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Lyceum sweeps first round Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim View comments
Wales on course for grand slam as late tries shatter England Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Rugby union Share on WhatsApp Eddie Jones’s words about Wales prove to be a warning, not a wind-up Gatland, who keeps being linked with the England job even though Jones’s contract runs until 2021, has two matches in which to finish his Six Nations time with Wales as he started it in 2008, with a grand slam. “That would be nice but one game at a time,” he said. “We knew how important today was and the longer the tournament goes, the stronger we tend to become. We can enjoy tonight and then start thinking about Scotland, who will be disappointed after losing in France.“Everyone wrote us off before the match and that allowed us to come in under the radar. We were the architects of our own misfortune in the first half when we conceded possession, but we tidied things up in the second. We trained really hard for this game and we said in the hotel that we would win. It was an incredible performance against a side who were outstanding in the first two rounds and I am really chuffed.” Share on Pinterest Six Nations 2019 Since you’re here… Share on Facebook Read more The Observer Six Nations England rugby union team Warren Gatland Support The Guardian news Topics Share via Email Wales rugby union team … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Eddie Jones Jones said he was waiting for fitness reports on Courtney Lawes, who will have a scan after being injured in a tackle in the second half, and Jonny May, who failed a head injury assessment.Before the game Gatland described the England prop Kyle Sinckler as a emotional timebomb. After it he said the forward had demons to contend with after his discipline went at the start of the second half, when he conceded two penalties and became involved in a touchline dispute that had nothing to do with him.“I took him off because he was becoming tired,” Jones said. “I know you [the media] want to single him out because of what was said. I thought we started the second half well but then lost momentum. Part of that was Dan Biggar, a very good player, coming off Wales’s bench.” Read more Wales are on course to mark Warren Gatland’s final year in charge with a grand slam after their first victory over England in the Six Nations since 2013 but Eddie Jones has not abandoned hope of a third title in four years.Wales moved above England by winning the clash between the two unbeaten sides after the opening two rounds, but they have the tougher run-in, with a trip to Scotland followed by Ireland in Cardiff, while England welcome Italy and Scotland.“Wales played smartly and deserved to win,” the England coach said. “It was nip and tuck and came down to fine margins. The world has not ended. We will learn from today and improve in the areas we need to. When you are under pressure, players do things that they do not do normally.“All we can worry about now is beating Italy. We have a couple of days off before assembling in Oxford and Georgia are coming to do some set-piece work. Wales are a bloody tough side and they have a good chance of winning the Six Nations. They are the ones smiling now but wait and see. They have some tough games coming up.” Share on Messenger Reuse this content
Lucas was born just over 30 years ago in Toowoomba, Queensland, and was living in the United Kingdom. He was the driving force behind the development of referees throughout the United Kingdom and Europe. Lucas was a great contributor to the sport in Scotland and Europe and had been named as an associate member of the FIT referee panel for the period post the 2011 World Cup up to and including the 2015 World Cup. Last July, Lucas was named the Male Referee of the Tournament at the 2010 European Championships. Lucas was a person that always strived for his personal best at all times, and at the same time, ensured that he worked for his mates to bring them with him. On behalf of the whole Touch Football community, Touch Football Australia offers Lucas’s family and friends our deepest condolences.
zoom The Dutch weather routing software supplier Meteo Consult and Amarcon, have received an order from Maersk Line to equip a minimum of 110 Maersk Line container vessels with SPOS Seakeeping.The Seakeeping plug-in is a feature within Meteo Consults weather routing software SPOS. With this plug-in the user can define vessel loading conditions and motion threshold values based on the input of Amarcon’s OCTOPUS-Onboard. Amarcon, a fully owned subsidiary of ABB, provides monitoring and forecasting software solutions for performance and availability optimization of sea-going vessels, and is the leader in vessel motion prediction solutions.In the SPOS Seakeeping chart, areas can be displayed where motions are expected to exceed the threshold values. In the route optimisation, the motions are also calculated and the route optimisation will automatically avoid areas where maximum motions will be exceeded. With the Seakeeping plug-in the routing advice for a vessel is far more precise and tailored to the individual vessel, because of the fact that not only environmental conditions like wind, currents and swell are taken into account, but the effect that these changing conditions have on the overall seakeeping behaviour of the vessel.In the coming months the software will be rolled out on a minimum of 110 vessels of the world wide operating cargo transporter Maersk Line. General Manager Leon Adegeest from Amarcon says: “We take great pride in delivering a response based routing advice together with our partner Meteo Consult to a company that is considered by Freight Forward Associates to be the best shipping company in the world.”ABB, December 10, 2013
Eight people will appear in provincial court in December to answer to charges of hunting mainland moose. The charges are the result of a focused investigation by Department of Natural Resources’ conservation officers to protect mainland moose, which were declared an endangered species in 2003. “Officers gathered intelligence on complaints and suspected illegal moose-hunting activities, which resulted in a detailed project entitled Operation Crossroad,” said Natural Resources’ enforcement director John Mombourquette. “Twelve officers from across the province have been working on this operation for more than two years.” Illegal harvesting of mainland moose is believed to be one of the primary factors in the diminishing size of the herd in Nova Scotia. Six of the individuals charged are from Guysborough County, one is from Pictou County and one is from Cumberland County. A conviction under the Endangered Species Act can carry a fine of up to $500,000 and a prison term of up to six months.
WINNIPEG — Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative government is spending more on budget advertising this year as an election draws closer.The projected spending on media advertisements for this year’s provincial budget is $172,922 — almost double last year’s level of $93,561, say documents obtained by The Canadian Press under the province’s freedom of information law.The 2017 budget involved even less advertising, at $19,675, the documents show.This year’s budget saw the Tories follow through on their biggest promise from the 2016 election that had them sweep the NDP from power.The provincial sales tax is being reduced to seven per cent from eight as of July 1, and billboards, online ads and other promotional materials have been used to remind the public of the change.The government says the reminder is necessary.“Reducing the (tax) to seven per cent may impact the purchasing decisions of Manitobans. We think it’s important to inform Manitobans we are keeping our promises and making life more affordable,” David Von Meyenfeldt, press secretary to Finance Minister Scott Fielding, wrote in an email. Fielding was not available for an interview.While governments of all stripes traditionally advertise budgets, the opposition parties in Manitoba have cried foul because the extra taxpayer-funded advertising this year comes with Premier Brian Pallister hinting at an early election.The next election is scheduled for Oct. 6, 2020 but Pallister has repeatedly said a vote next year would be bad because it would interfere with celebrations marking the province’s 150th birthday.Opponents also point out that Pallister promised in the last election campaign to have all government advertising vetted by the auditor-general to ensure the messaging is non-partisan. That has not happened.“This premier is currently breaking a promise to end political advertising, because self-serving billboards and radio ads about the (sales tax) have started to pop up around the city,” Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont said during one recent exchange in question period.While the money spent promoting the budget this year is the highest since the Tories took power, Von Meyenfeldt said it is still below what the former NDP government used to spend. Figures provided by the Sport, Culture and Heritage department show budget advertising cost more than $200,000 in every year but one between 2007 and 2015.The NDP also had, occasionally, six-figure advertising campaigns in addition to annual budget promotion.In the 2014-15 fiscal year, the former government spent close to $1 million on its Steady Growth, Good Jobs campaign — a series of ads aimed at promoting infrastructure projects and a hike in the provincial sales tax that helped pay for the work.Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press
Barack Obama has wished the teams competing in the Invictus Games well, as Prince Harry staged a party to welcome those taking part in the sporting spectacle.Prince Harry addresses guests at the Invictus Games Welcome ceremonyCredit/Copyright: www.princehenryofwales.org/The American President recorded a video message of support for the wounded servicemen and women who have been chosen to represent their nations in the Paralympics-style championships.Prince Harry also thanked the athletes, many with missing limbs or other serious injuries, for enthusiastically embracing the concept.The Foo Fighters rattled the windows of the US ambassador’s official residence, Winfield House in Regent’s Park, as they entertained hundreds of guests at the party held in the building’s sprawling garden.The President said in his pre-recorded message played to the crowds who included the teams, their families and supporters: “I know it’s going to be a fiercely competitive few days but the truth is that everyone of you in these games, every service member and veteran, has already earned our highest admiration and our deepest gratitude.“When your countries asked you to serve, to risk everything to protect our safety and our freedom, you and your families answered the call and just as you inspire us with your courage on the battlefield, your grit and resilience when you take the playing field, your incomparable souls inspire us today.”Before introducing the band he jokingly dubbed the “old people”, Prince Harry told the crowds: “It gives me great pleasure to welcome all of the competitors to London for the first Invictus Games.“Thank you, from me, for embracing the concept so enthusiastically and coming all this way – some further than others – you really have no idea what you’ve let yourselves in for.“As many of you know the idea was born from the US Warrior Games and therefore what better way to mark the start of the Games than at Winfield House.”More than 400 competitors, both serving military personnel and veterans, will go head to head in nine adaptive sports at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Lee Valley Athletics Centre in London over four days from Thursday.Teams have travelled from the USA, Denmark, Estonia, France and Italy, Canada, The Netherlands, Australia, Afghanistan, Georgia, New Zealand and Germany.Source:www.princehenryofwales.org
TORONTO – Toyota Canada and Transition Energetique Quebec are going to study the need for hydrogen infrastructure to support the introduction of fuel cell vehicles in Quebec.The two sides announced plans to sign a memorandum of understanding to study the market requirements for hydrogen infrastructure.Transition Energetique Quebec was established by Quebec’s Ministry of Energy to promote energy transition, innovation and efficiency in the province.Earlier this month, Toyota Canada said its first hydrogen fuelling and service facility will be built at its Quebec zone office.Toyota says its ultimate goal is to offer hydrogen fuel cell technology to Quebec drivers.
GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Grande Prairie RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Dakota Hughes (20). He was last seen in the Grande Prairie area on January 17, 2019.Dakota is described as:MetisBrown HairHazel eyes6’0″‘180lbsThere is a concern for Dakota’s well-being. The RCMP would like to locate and speak with him as soon as possible. If you have any information about his whereabouts, please contact Grande Prairie RCMP Detachment at 780-830-5700. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS) or by Internet at www.tipsubmit.com.
Canada Bond yields for Thursday as of 4 p.m. (previous day in brackets):One-month: 0.845Three-month: 0.935Six-month: 1.135One-year: 1.385Two-year: 1.475Five-year: 1.67110-year: 1.93730-year: 2.326Interest rates:Prime rate: 3.20%Overnight lending rate: 1.00%
“We are deeply convinced: the people must not serve the Government bodies, rather the Government bodies must serve the people,” said Shavkat Mirziyoyev, the President of Uzbekistan, at the general debate of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly. In his address, the noted the country’s five-year development plan, prepared through nationwide discussions, as well as of initiatives in partnership with UN agencies, including the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on advancing human development and rights. “The most important vector of reforms is liberalization of the economic system and creation of favourable investment climate. We proceed from one simple truth: the richer the people are – the stronger shall be the State,” he added, noting fiscal initiatives including switching to free conversion of the national currency. Further in his remarks, he also drew attention to the situation of the Aral Sea and urged for full implementation of the UN programme to assist the populations affected by the ecological disaster. Turning to the challenges posed by terrorism around the world, President Mirziyoyev called for strengthened multilateral cooperation to build social support for the youth, protection of their rights and interests, to save them from what he said was the “virus” of the ideology of violence. He also called for promoting universal access to education and for eradicating illiteracy and ignorance promote tolerance and mutual respect.Full statement available here
Customers have claimed the photographs are staged by drivers attempting to claim the cash. Uber has refunded those… The costs can range from £15 for vacuuming, all the way to £115 for “significant quantities of body fluids (urine, blood or vomit) in the interior of the vehicle”. Victims of ‘vomit fraud’ are sent a mobile phone notification saying that an “adjustment” has been made to their bill for ‘cleaning’. Uber drivers have been accused of spraying liquid over the back seats of their cars in order to charge customers unwarranted cleaning fees. When the customers complained to Uber, the company sent them photographs taken by the driver of what they said was liquid or vomit on their seats.
Do you remember the bendy concept phone that Nokia demoed last month? It allowed you to control the phone by flexing, bending and stretching. The Finnish manufacturer has peeled back another layer of their experimental project, this time releasing a demo video of one of these handsets. As interesting as the idea sounds on paper, it reeks of innovation for innovation’s sake, and doesn’t bode well for the future of the Microsoft/Nokia alliance.The clip below shows a tear-drop shaped phone being manipulated much like a piece of clay. Pinch-to-zoom is replaced by bend-to-zoom, scroll-to-pan is now stretch-to-pan, and you no longer have to settle for merely looking at images–as this concept supposedly lets you feel images.Nokia calls the concept HumanForm, and is framing it as the next level of emotional interaction with a device. Supposedly the physical manipulation combines with (undemonstrated) voice interaction to make technology disappear behind the scenes and let intuition take over. It’s a positively Apple-like thing to promise.In fact, it might be too Apple-like of a thing to say. With Steve Jobs’ company rising to a dominant position in the mobile tech world over the last few years, now everyone is trying to copy their “intersection of arts and technology” formula. It’s similar to the worn-out pattern in Hollywood, where a movie is a surprising blockbuster, and then every new film for the next three years attempts to replicate what made it great. It’s as if Nokia gathered a meeting and told a bunch of engineers to anticipate the next stage of human-tech evolution, so they can beat Apple to the punch.That’s a noble enough goal, but this tech doesn’t appear to offer the kind of evolution that anyone is going to particularly care about. Is bending a phone more personal than swiping it? Is stretching the “skin” of a bendy phone more intuitive than tapping the screen? I don’t see it.Much of the appeal of multitouch phones and tablets comes from their displays acting as the window to another world. The display serves to establish Alice’s looking glass, and the multitouch is what lets us walk through it.But future-y concepts like Nokia’s HumanForm misinterpret that equation. When you’re bending and twisting the phone, your focus is shifted away from that world on the other side and towards the device itself. A great smartphone or tablet gets out of the way of what you’re doing; HumanForm gets in the way. It amps up the tactile interaction, but in the process it loses the appeal of picking it up in the first place.While flexible smartphones can eventually serve other purposes, like greater portability and damage resistance, the HumanForm interface strikes me as being just as gimmicky as the old Smell-o-vision odor projection systems that were attempted in the 1950’s. Both demonstrate that just because you can add an extra layer of sensory experience doesn’t mean that you’ll want to.When this is added to the recent Microsoft mobile concept video, I have to wonder about the Microsoft/Nokia alliance. It appears that the two companies, both beaten to the punch by iOS and Android, are pouring their resources into futuristic concepts that say “our mobile products may not be selling now, but wait until you see the future. We’re going to be awesome then.”You can check out the concept vid below and decide for yourself:via Yanko Design
Short URL 31 Comments https://the42.ie/4559294 Ronan O’Gara could join France on a ‘freelance’ basis at the end of the Super Rugby season, per Midi-Olympique. Monday 25 Mar 2019, 11:50 AM Subscribe Ronan O’Gara could join France on a ‘freelance’ basis at the end of the Super Rugby season, per Midi-Olympique. Image: Photosport/Andrew Cornaga/INPHO Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article O’Gara ‘ready to sign’ with Les Bleus for World Cup — French report The former Munster man’s contract with the Crusaders expires this summer. By Gavan Casey Image: Photosport/Andrew Cornaga/INPHO RONAN O’GARA IS close to landing a defensive coaching role with France for the Rugby World Cup, according to a report in Midi-Olympique.The former Ireland out-half’s contract with Super Rugby powerhouses the Crusaders expires at the end of this season, and the French rugby publication claims O’Gara has already spoken on several occasions with both FFR chief Bernard Laporte and France head coach Jacques Brunel about a prospective ‘freelance’ job with Les Bleus.In his most recent Irish Examiner column, O’Gara denied having been contacted by the FFR. Midi-Olympique, however, report that the Cork man is “ready to land as soon as possible with the XV of France” after the conclusion of the Crusaders’ current campaign.The French paper suggests that O’Gara would work with France during the World Cup only, “without asking for more”.O’Gara would potentially fulfill his duties alongside current France defence coach Jean-Marc Bédérède, who would remain part of the staff. 37,940 Views Speaking on Off The Ball this morning, O’Gara’s former Munster and Ireland team-mate Alan Quinlan stated his belief that the acquisition of ‘ROG’ would provide a “big boost” for the French ahead of the big one this autumn.“I’m not sure how France will go at the World Cup — French rugby is crazy — but I think it would be a fantastic opportunity for him,” said the former back row. I can’t break any sort of protocol — he’ll kill me. Look, it’s quite open in France now that they have made contact.“I think to bring someone like him in would be a big boost.“I think his stock has risen so much in France and that’s coming from the players, there are a number of players in the French squad and Bernard Laporte would have spoken to them, like the move to New Zealand when they spoke to Dan Carter. If Dan Carter endorses you…“I’ve said this before but I’d love to see him as part of Andy Farrell’s coaching ticket going forward.”Subscribe to our new podcast, The42 Rugby Weekly, here: Mar 25th 2019, 11:03 AM Share7 Tweet Email2
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Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Amazon See It Read DJI Osmo Action preview Sarah Tew/CNET $520 at HP Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Rylo Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). 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An Anchorage Assembly member has introduced a bill that could radically reshape the taxi cab industry in Alaska’s largest city.Listen Now Fiscal conservative Bill Evans, who represents south Anchorage, is pushing a measure which would nearly double the number of cabs over the next five years, adding 116 new cars to the fleet, including 16 wheel-chair accessible vehicles. After those five years, there’d no longer be a fixed number of cab permits within the municipality, and Evans compared the application process to getting a fishing license: anyone eligible can apply.The goal of the ordinance is to make the taxi industry more competitive and improve service to customers, according to Evans. Many residents in the further parts of the municipality like Eagle River and south Anchorage complained publicly two years ago about the scarcity and expense of cabs when the startup company Uber was trying to establish a presence.The measure has a long way to go after it is officially introduced Tuesday, and Evans expects it to attract fierce resistance from the taxi industry in the months ahead.
Egyptian jets bombed a gathering site of Sinai-based Islamist militants, killing 12 and destroying several four-wheel drive vehicles, the military said on Tuesday.An Islamist insurgency in the rugged, thinly populated Sinai Peninsula has gained pace since the military overthrew President Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s oldest Islamist movement, in 2013 after mass protests against his rule.The air strikes “resulted in the killing of 12 highly dangerous … leaders of Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis”, the military said in a statement. It did not say when the aerial bombing took place.Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, Egypt’s most active militant group, swore allegiance to Islamic State in 2014 and adopted the name Sinai Province.It is blamed for the killing of hundreds of soldiers and policemen in attacks since then. The group has turned its guns on Egyptian Christians in recent months, killing around 100 in bombings at Coptic churches.President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi carried out air strikes on militants in Libya in response to a deadly attack on Coptic Christians last month that left at least 29 dead.Egypt’s military says it has killed thousands of militants in operations in Sinai. Residents of Sinai say the high death rates include civilians.Three other militants were killed on Tuesday in Egypt’s second city Alexandria.Police raided an apartment in the Mediterranean coastal city based on intelligence that wanted members of the Hasam militant group were hiding there, the Interior Ministry said.Police attempted to arrest the militants, the ministry said in a statement, but they shot at the force leading to a firefight. All three were killed.Hasam, a recently emerged group which is active in Cairo and other cities and is separate from Islamic State, claimed responsibility for a roadside bomb that killed a policeman on Sunday.Egypt says Hasam is the armed wing of the Muslim Brotherhood but the Brotherhood, the world’s oldest Islamist movement, denies any connection to Hasam and says it is peaceful.
By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, email@example.comThere are many activities surrounding the call for the “Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival” launched by former North Carolina NAACP President the Rev. William Barber II. The District of Columbia will play a key part in the events.The Rev. Wanda Thompson, pastor of the Ambassador Baptist Church, is one of the leaders of the District’s contingent leading the Poor People’ Campaign. Thompson spoke about the campaign and the need for District residents to get involved at the May 12 Ward 8 Clergy and Faith Leaders Breakfast Meeting at the America’s Islamic Heritage Museum.The Rev. Graylan Hagler is a co-chair of D.C. effort with the Poor People’s Campaign. (Courtesy Photo)“This is a national movement,” Thompson said to the 30 people at the event. “We are calling for direct action across state capitals because our lawmakers must know that we will not tolerate poverty and discrimination in this country.”Since President Trump took office last year, Barber has criticized the White House and the Republican Congress on its inaction dealing with poverty, hunger, economic distress and systemic racism.Barber delivered a stirring message on fighting for the principles of the campaign on May 6 at the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, Thompson said, and District residents should pick up the mantle.“It has been calculated that 70 percent of every dollar circulated in the U.S. goes to war efforts and only 12 percent goes to social services,” she said. “This is not right. Many people in this country are living paycheck to paycheck and can be wiped out by a medical crisis.”Thompson outlined events to take place in the District, and around the country, dealing with specific issues. May 13-19 will deal with “Somebody’s Hurting Our People: Child Poverty, Women and People with Disabilities” and there will be weekly themes until a mass rally on June 23 in the District. Also in the District, there will be weekly Moral Mondays with a rally at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. action at the U.S. Capitol.“We are focusing on the Capitol because we know that D.C. laws are made there, in spite of the city council,” Thompson said.Thompson encouraged the ministers to get their congregations involved. In response to a question by the AFRO, she said the NAACP has embraced the campaign but wasn’t clear about other national Black organizations such as the Congressional Black Caucus, the National Urban League, and SCLC.“This is a grassroots movement,” she said. “We are organizing from the ground up and not by organization.”The co-chairs in the District are the Rev. Graylan Hagler of the Plymouth Congregational UCC, and the Rev. Terrence Mayo.Ambrose Lane Jr., a candidate for the at-large independent seat on the D.C. Council, supports the aims of the campaign, but has a concern. “One of the things Dr. King talked about was guaranteed jobs,” Lane told the AFRO. “But I checked the website of this campaign and there is no mention of that. I think that should be included.”Thompson responded to Lane by telling him “to get involved” and make his feelings known. “We need people to say things like we need guaranteed jobs,” she said. “This is not a one-time thing, it is a sustained effort and we need everybody to get involved.”
By R.J. Morgan, The Associated PressEight University of Mississippi basketball players kneeled during the national anthem Feb. 23 before a victory over Georgia in response to a Confederacy rally near the arena.With the teams lined up across the court at the free throw lines, six players took a knee and bowed at the start of the “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Two other players later joined them.Six Mississippi basketball players take a knee during the national anthem before an NCAA college basketball game against Georgia in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. (Nathanael Gabler/The Oxford Eagle via AP)“The majority of it was just that we saw one of our teammates doing it and didn’t want him to be alone,” Ole Miss scoring leader Breein Tyree said. “We’re just tired of these hate groups coming to our school and portraying our campus like we have these hate groups in our actual school.”The Confederacy demonstration took place a few hundred feet from the arena. In the aftermath of violence at a similar rally in 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia, the Oxford community has been on alert.Various student groups held counter-protests on campus Feb. 21 and Feb. 22. Saturday’s march, led by Pro-Confederate groups Confederate 901 and the Hiwaymen, also drew counter-protesters. The march began at the Confederate monument on the city square and ended at another Confederate monument in the heart of the Ole Miss campus.“This was all about the hate groups that came to our community to try spread racism and bigotry,” Ole Miss coach Kermit Davis said. “It’s created a lot of tension for our campus. Our players made an emotional decision to show these people they’re not welcome on our campus, and we respect our players freedom and ability to choose that.”Kneeling during the anthem has become a popular way for athletes — starting with former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick — to protest racial injustice and inequality.Ole Miss beat Georgia 72-71.