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Lyceum stays unbeaten, cruises to 10th straight win

first_imgLYCEUM 96 – Perez 22, Jc. Marcelino 19, Ayaay 10, Tansingco 10, Caduyac 8, Pretta 8, Jv. Marcelino 6, Liwag 5, Nzeusseu 5, Marata 3, Baltazar 0, Cinco 0, Ibañez 0, Santos 0.MAPUA 90 – Gabo 21, Buñag 18, Victoria 16, Aguirre 11, Nieles 9, Orquina 7, Pelayo 6, Raflores 2.Quarters: 20-21, 48-43, 73-58, 96-90. Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Lyceum lost hold of its 17-point lead, 71-54 in the third quarter as Laurenz Victoria and Leo Gabo willed Mapua to get to as close as six late in the game.Robinson said that it’s something his team needs to work on as the Pirates gear up for tougher foes ahead.“That’s the challenge for us. If we want to stay on top, there’s a lot of responsibilities that come with it. We’re the barometer. Hopefully, this will be a wake up call for us that any team can beat us if we let our guards down,” he said.Gabo paced Mapua (1-9) with 21 points and five assists, while Christian Buñag had 18 markers and 14 rebounds in the loss.The Scores: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 Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES View comments For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.center_img Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ Africa champion Cameroon misses out on World Cup Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side CJ Perez paced the Pirates with 22 points and nine rebounds, while Jaycee Marcelino got 19 markers, six boards, and two dimes.MJ Ayaay and Ralph Tansingco both chimed in 10 points apiece in Lyceum’s 10th straight win.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 openingCoach Topex Robinson, though, was dissatisfied with how his side reacted to the Cardinals’ challenge, as the cellar dwellers gave the Pirates everything they could handle.“I guess we didn’t play our usual game. We didn’t honor the game and it almost backfired on us. Credit to coach Atoy (Co) for preparing his team well for us,” the youthful mentor said. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Lyceum didn’t look like it missed a beat as it sustained its hot streak to the second round of the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament with a 96-90 victory over Mapua Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelolast_img read more

Confident of being cleared of spot-fixing charges: Salman Butt

first_imgPakistan’s suspended Test captain and opener Salman Butt says he is confident of having his name cleared in the spot-fixing scandal that shook international cricket.Butt told mediapersons at the National Cricket Academy yesterday that he was looking forward to the appeal hearing being held by the ICC at Doha on October 30 and 31.Salman Butt and fast bowlers Mohammad Aamir and Mohammad Asif were suspended by the ICC in the first week of September while in England.Their suspensions came after the ‘News of the World’ tabloid broke a story claiming that the agent for the three players, Mazhar Majeed, had on video confessed that he had paid bribes to the trio to do spot-fixing in the fourth Test against England at Lord’s.The trio have appealed against their suspensions and the ICC has now scheduled their hearings in Doha under the supervision of Michael Beloff QC.While the ICC is carrying out its appeal process, the three players continued to be under investigation by the Scotland Yard for alleged spot fixing and conspiracy to defraud bookmakers.The 26-year-old Butt, who has played 33 Tests and 78 ODIs, claimed the allegations had disturbed him and his family.”But I am ready to fight on and I am confident of positive result at the hearing,” he added.”Everything was going well when this happened and it was very disturbing and disappointing. But it has also been big lesson for me,” he said.”It has taught me a lot about how to deal with the people around you and how to be aware of the people around you.It has made me realize to differentiate between friends and foes.”advertisementThe opener, who led Pakistan in the Tests in England including two victories over Australia and England before the spot fixing allegations broke out, said he had not given up and was continuing his daily training and practice sessions at the national academy.”I keep on doing my training and practice for two hours daily. Because I want to remain in touch.”Butt didn’t rule out the possibility of getting a chance to play against South Africa in the UAE next month.”I am working hard and doing my bit. The conditions in Lahore and the UAE are the same so I am preparing hard on playing spin,” he said.Meanwhile, the lawyers for Butt and Aamir confirmed on that they had received the charge sheets and all related material and documents from the ICC for the appeal hearing.”We have got details of the charges against the players but it is strictly confidential and we are not allowed to discuss it publicly,” Butt’s lawyer, Aftab Gul said.With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

FIFA team to inspect all U-17 World Cup venues in India

first_imgIn what will be the second full inspection from FIFA for the Under-17 World Cup tournament being held in 2017, a 13-member delegation will visit India from October 19 to 25.The delegation will be led by U-17 World Cup event manager Marion Mayer-Vorfelder and Tracy Lu, the project lead for the tournament.The delegation will be inspecting each of the six stadiums and all the designated training sites in each city to evaluate the progress made towards the preparation for the World Cup to be held in India in September-October, 2017.Their inspection inspection schedule starts with Kochi on October 19, followed by Navi Mumbai (Oct 20), Goa (Oct 22), Delhi (Oct 23), Guwahati (Oct 24) and finally Kolkata on October 25.last_img

How embedded hardware development has changed over the past 20 years

first_img Max The Magnificent says: “@David: “…do you have that data?…”nnWe do indeed — it’s in the reports — just visit the Archive discussed in the article, select the year in which you are interested, then click on the PDF for all to be revealed :-)” David_Ashton_EC says: Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. November 22, 2017 at 7:25 pm “It would be interesting to know what the favoured processors / microcontrollers were then, do you have that data?” 2 thoughts on “How embedded hardware development has changed over the past 20 years” Every now and again I see a “blast from the past” that makes me feel a tad nostalgic. For example, one of the things we’ve been doing for the past 20 years is our Embedded Market Studies/Surveys in which we ask embedded designers from around the world all sorts of questions relating to embedded hardware, software, design and verification tools, and… the list goes on.One such survey on its own is valuable, but having surveys going back for multiple decades is invaluable because this allows you to compare and contrast things and spot developing trends. Having said this, in certain cases, discovering the fact that some aspect of design or component use is not changing is as interesting as spotting something that is changing .For those who are interested, we actually maintain the Embedded Market Surveys Archive here on In addition to the results of the surveys by year, this also includes links to articles based on the survey results.Quite apart from anything else, it’s illuminating to see how the process of actually taking the survey has evolved over the years. Take the case of the 1997 Survey, for example, which was orchestrated by Embedded Systems Programming magazine (a print publication — “So 20th Century, my dear”) and the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC).In those days of yore, the survey was conducted by mail by disk (i.e., a disk-by-mail survey). Furthermore, the incentive offered to complete the survey was a crisp two-dollar bill, which was mailed along with the disk and the postage-paid return disk mailer.(Source: The results from the survey were presented in tabular form — not even a spiffy little pie chart to brighten things up. How things have changed. Today, users take the survey over the Internet from the comfort of their office chairs, we have all sorts of tools to cross-probe and analyze the correlations between different questions, and the results are presented in graphical form.I just took a quick skim through the results from the 1997 survey. Even though I’m not a software guru, the fact that ~80% of respondents were using C and ~70% of respondents were using assembly language in their designs struck me as interesting (C++ came in at ~36%).In the case of MCUs and MPUs, in answer to the architectural question “What have you used in past 12 months or plan to use in next 12 months?” a whopping ~60% of respondents said they were using 8-bit processors.Of particular interest to me was the fact that the 1997 survey referenced components and component manufacturers — also tools and tool vendors — that I’d either never heard of or that I’d completely forgotten about. In the case of tools, for example, ICE (in-circuit emulation) was of interest to a lot of embedded systems designers. I wouldn’t be surprised to hear that a lot of younger engineers have never even heard this term.Of course, in 1997, there were no questions relating to topics like artificial intelligence (AI), deep learning, embedded speech, embedded vision, wireless mesh networks, or the Internet of Things (IoT), all of which are to be found twenty years later in the 2017 Survey. Similarly, security wasn’t a big topic back in 1997, but it’s of significant concern here in 2017.(Source: Take the case of the IoT, for example. As a concept, this wasn’t officially named until 1999, which was two years after the 1997 survey (I pride myself on my mathematical prowess). By comparison, in the 2017 survey, ~54% of respondents say that they are currently designing devices for use on the edge of the Internet; ~64% of companies have projects devoted to the IoT; and ~18% of all projects will be primarily devoted to the IoT.With regards to advanced technologies, which is one of the things I’m focusing on at the moment, ~47% are planning on including cognitive (thinking, reasoning) capabilities in their next project. I don’t know about you, but I was surprised at how high this number is.When I was a lad, 8-bit MCUs and MPUs were the “bee’s knees,” as it were. On countless occasions over the years I’ve heard pundits predicting “The death of the 8-bit processor.” However, although they have passed their heyday, 8-bit processors keep on hanging in there, with 12% of current embedded projects using an 8-bit engine as their main processing engine.Now I want to go back and look at other things, like the way in which system clock frequencies have changed over the years (13% of today’s systems sport a 1GHz clock and 4% are running at 2GHz+); also, if there’s any correlation between the decline in the use of dedicated DSP chips and the rise of advanced FPGAs. Chat amongst yourself — I may be gone some time. November 22, 2017 at 7:34 pm Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Industry Log in to Reply Continue Reading Previous Meet a new era of materials science at ESC Silicon Valley 2017Next Compare and contrast AI APIs at ESC Silicon Valley 2017last_img read more

Asian Games 2018: Indian compound archery teams enter gold medal matches

first_imgThe India’s men’s and women’s compound archery teams both booked their place in the final of their respective semi-finals at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on SundayThe Indian men’s compound archery team booked their place in the finals with a comprehensive win over Chinese Taipei 231-227, and are one win away from successfully defending the title.The Indian archers, comprising Rajat Chauhan, Aman Saini and Abhishek Verma, looked in complete control as they won the tie against Lin Chewei, Lin Hsinmin and Pan Yuping of Chinese Taipei 57-57, 57-56, 59-55, 59-59.The first set ended 57-57, with both teams scoring three 10s each. The second set saw India register a 57-56 victory as they held a one-point lead at 114-113. Chewei of Chinese Taipei scored an eight in his second shot as they trailed India.The third set, which ended 58-55, gave a four-point advantage to India with the total scores at 172-168. While South Korea scored two 10s, India came up with four 10s. Chewei and Hsinmin scored an eight each but Aman came out with two 9s to ensure India gain crucial advantage.ASIAN GAMES, DAY 8 : LIVE UPDATESTrailing by four points, a desperate Chinese Taipei came out all guns blazing and won the fourth set 59-58 but they couldn’t stop India from winning the match 230-227.In the fourth set, Chinese Taipei fired five 10s but India didn’t relent and shot four 10s — the last one coming in the fifth and penultimate shot. It meant that Rajat just had to shoot a 7 to secure victory for India. And Rajat came out with a 9 to give India the win.advertisementOut of the eight shots, Jaipur’s Rajat got seven 10s and one nine as he went through a phenomenal run.Rajat and Abhishek were part of India’s team which won the gold medal in this category at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games.Earlier, the Indian men’s compound archery team had earlier defeated Philippines 227-226 (56-56, 58-57, 59-57, 54-56) in the quarterfinal round.In the compound women’s team event Indian archers continued their winning run to storm into the final at the 2018 Asian Games.Registering their second win of the day, the Indian team comprising Muskan Kirar, Madhumita Kumari and Jyothi Surekha Vennam defeated Chinese Taipei’s Liju Chen, Yihsuan Chen and Mingching Lin 225-222 in the semis.Despite being at the receiving end in the first two sets at 55-58 and 55-57, the Indians made a brilliant comeback in the last two sets to win 57-55, 58-52.India will now face South Korea in the final on Tuesday.Earlier in the quarters, the Indians had pipped Indonesia’s Sri Ranti, Yurike Nina Pereira and Dellie Threesyadinda 229-224.The Indians lost the first set 56-57 before winning the second at 56-28. They again went down in the third set 56-57 but a brilliant performance in the fourth and final set saw them win the clash at 59-54.(With inputs from IANS)last_img read more

All in good fun: Vettel throws Mercedes cap on the ground, offers young fan Ferrari hat

first_imgSebastian Vettel may have lost out on the driver’s title yet again to Lewis Hamilton, but that doesn’t mean he is going to stop giving the Mercedes driver a run for his money as the Formula One season comes to a close.The Ferrari driver is trying everything possible to get on up on his Mercedes rivals but has been falling behind the ranks ever since the Belgium Grand Prix mid-season.Vettel finished a disappointing sixth in Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix, a race which Hamilton won to clinch the constructor’s championship for the Mercedes AMG Petronas team. Mercedes now has an insurmountable 620 points against Ferrari’s 553.There’s something loose between my legs: Vettel’s message on team radio has everyone in splitsAfter the race Vettel was seen mingling with young F1 fans and was posing for pictures with the kids, one of whom was wearing a Mercedes cap.Watch: Furious Max Verstappen in bust-up with Esteban Ocon after Brazilian GPVettel noticed that and took off the kid’s cap at once and replaced it with his own Ferrari cap. He even threw the Mercedes cap aside on the ground and clicked the picture with him.But then better sense prevailed and realising the backlash he would have faced for his gesture, picked up the Mercedes cap and gave it back to the boy.Also Read – Lewis Hamilton faces social media backlash after questioning Indian Grand PrixadvertisementHamilton meanwhile, has got himself into trouble for his recent comments on F1’s need to organise races in countries like India and Turkey, where the people have limited knowledge about the sport resulting in poor turnout in the races.In a recent interview, Hamilton called India “a poor place” and even went on to say that he felt conflicted when he came to race in the Indian Grand Prix.Also Read – Vietnam to join Formula One Calendar from April 2020″I’ve been to Vietnam before and it is beautiful. I’ve been to India before to a race which was strange because India was such a poor place yet we had this massive, beautiful grand prix track made in the middle of nowhere. I felt very conflicted when I went to that grand prix,” Hamilton told BBC Sport.Hamilton’s comments however, have drawn the ire of F1 fans from India, who felt that the popularity of the sport is immense in the country.Also Watch –last_img read more

Robson: Utd goal struggle down to Pogba

first_imgManchester United ‘The sooner Pogba comes back the better’ – Man Utd goal struggles down to absent star, says Robson Chris Burton Last updated 2 years ago 06:31 11/3/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Paul Pogba Manchester United Getty Images Manchester United Paul Pogba Premier League The France international midfielder has been missing since mid-September and the Red Devils have seen their early spark extinguished without him Manchester United’s struggle to produce their early-season spark is down to the ongoing absence of Paul Pogba, says Bryan Robson.Mou’s Reds 11/5 to draw with ChelseaThe Red Devils have been without the services of their £89 million midfielder since September 12. 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 An unfortunate hamstring injury picked up in a Champions League meeting with Basel has kept Pogba out of 11 fixtures and counting.Jose Mourinho has conceded that he still has “no idea” when the 24-year-old will be back, which spells bad news for former captain Robson who considers United to be missing a key cog in a unit which burst out of the blocks in 2017-18.”The only thing which is a little bit of a shame for United so far, because I think United might have had even more points on the board, is if Pogba had been fit all the time,” he told Betsafe.”Because I thought the balance of Matic and Pogba, Herrera or Fellaini, whichever way the manager wanted to play them: Pogba was scoring goals, but he was creating goals because he had this really good understanding with Lukaku.”So I think we’ve missed that to a certain degree and that’s why we’re not scoring as many goals as when we started the season.”The sooner Pogba comes back the better for the club.”United will be without Pogba once again when they take on reigning Premier League champions Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.Jose Mourinho will be relying on others to get the job done against his former club and keep the Red Devils in the title hunt.Robson believes United are capable of claiming a positive result, but only if they are able to control the area of the field in which Pogba would have been deployed.He added: “If United can dominate the midfield area where we don’t let [Eden] Hazard get a lot of the ball and Pedro, then I think our centre halves can handle [Alvaro] Morata.”If we can dominate the midfield area then we’ve got a great chance of getting a result.“I’m going to go for a draw. Yeah, I think there could be a few goals, but I think it’ll be a tied game.”last_img read more

India to host firstever international cooperative trade fair in Oct

first_imgNew Delhi: A first-ever thematic global fair will be organised here in October to promote cooperative-to-cooperative exchange of trade and technology and showcase India’s products and services from the sector in the international market, officials said Thursday. The India International Cooperative Trade Fair (IICTF) will be hosted at Pragati Maidan from October 11-13. Additional Secretary (Economic Diplomacy & States) in the Ministry of External Affairs Manoj K Bharti announced about the fair in the presence of ambassadors, diplomats and representatives of various embassies here. Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal Nagar “This will be the first time that India will be hosting an international cooperative fair and we are expecting a large participation from various foreign countries. The purpose is to promote cooperative-to-cooperative trade, domestically and internationally and also showcase India’s products and services from the sector to a global market,” he said at an event held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan. Sandeep Kumar Nayak, managing director of the National Cooperative Development Corporation, said the NCDC is organising the event with governments of Telangana and Haryana as prime state partners, besides IFFCO (Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited), Indian Potash Limited (IPL) and Amul (Anand Milk Union Limited) as cooperative sector partners. Also Read – Two persons arrested for killing manager of Muthoot Finance Narendra Modi is set to be sworn in as the prime minister for a successive second term in the evening, and he is expected to inaugurate the fair. “This event will allow various cooperatives from around the world to trade with each other directly, unlike in other fairs. India will be looking to get technology from other countries, from agriculture and food processing to other fields. Besides, India will get an opportunity to sell its own products and services to foreign countries,” Nayak said. The fair will also see exhibition and sales promotion, cooperative-to-cooperative meetings, business-to-business meetings, Incredible India exposition, thematic sessions and technology seminars. Among the focus areas would be agriculture, dairy, fisheries, rubber, coconut, wine, technology and textiles, Nayak said. High Commissioner of Guyana David Goldwin Pollard, who attended the event, said, “Our country is officially called Cooperative Republic of Guyana, and we would like to explore opportunities to partner with India for this fair.” Bharti said the groundwork for organising this fair has been prepared for nearly a year. Nayak said two roadshows have already been held abroad to promote the show — Bangkok in March and Ho Chi Minh City in April — and another one will be done in Johannesburg in June.last_img read more

Green party celebrates absolutely astounding win in Prince Edward Island

first_imgCHARLOTTETOWN – The Green party has pulled off an unprecedented electoral victory in P.E.I., doubling its standings in the legislature and potentially signalling a surprising shift in the political landscape of Canada’s smallest province.The upstart party increased the number of its MLAs on the Island to two from one in a byelection Monday following the resignation of a Liberal cabinet minister last month.Hannah Bell, the 48-year-old head of a businesswomen’s association in Charlottetown, easily defeated the Liberal, NDP and Conservative candidates, suggesting a breakthrough for the party that elected its first MLA just two years ago.“Against the odds, we totally knocked it out of the park,” Bell said in an interview the morning after a late night of celebrating her win. “It’s absolutely astounding and shows the real appetite for change.”Bell captured 35.3 per cent of the vote in the Charlottetown-Parkdale byelection, according to unofficial results from Elections PEI. Liberal Bob Doiron took second place with 28.5 per cent, Melissa Hilton of the PCs came in third with 26.9 per cent of the vote and New Democrat Mike Redmond captured 9.3 per cent.Because of the nature of P.E.I.’s small ridings, Bell won with just 768 votes.Bell — the executive director of the PEI Business Women’s Association — joins leader Peter Bevan-Baker as the second Green party member in the 27-seat P.E.I. legislature following his election in May 2015.The byelection was called to fill a seat left vacant when former education minister Doug Currie announced he was leaving politics to explore other professional opportunities. Premier Wade MacLauchlan quickly dropped the writ, prompting the opposition to question whether he was trying to catch them flat-footed.Don Desserud, a political science professor at the University of Prince Edward Island, said the Green win was likely linked to several factors, including a dissatisfaction with the governing Liberals over the prospect of school closures, the growing appeal of Bevan-Baker and a respect for Bell and her business background.“They like the Green party leader, they like the policies he stands for and they like the way he’s carrying himself in the house,” he said.“For the third parties, they usually win a seat and that’s it. So winning two seats is remarkable.”The victory makes it the second Green caucus in the country after B.C., where the Liberals were later defeated in a confidence vote, allowing the New Democrats to form a minority government with support from the Green party.Andrew Weaver, the B.C. Green leader, called Bell’s win a “tidal shift.”Federal Green Leader Elizabeth May said the win represented a growing acceptance of the party as a viable alternative to traditional political parties.“The growing success of Green parties in Canada and around the world signals an exciting trend — voters are increasingly looking to Greens when it comes to strengthening democracy, fighting for those less fortunate, and leading the way to a sustainable future,” May, who campaigned in P.E.I., said in an email statement.However, Desserud said a byelection win may not mean people are ready to abandon their traditional voting habits in a general election in a province where there has only ever been three seats that were not red or blue. He added that the voter turnout was about 60 per cent, which “doesn’t indicate to me there’s a great movement of anger” against the current government.“If you look at (the last general) election results across the province, the Greens did very well in this riding and well in the Charlottetown ridings, but in deep rural P.E.I. ridings they did not do so well,” he said.“Their problem is to translate that into general support in a provincial election.”Still, Bell sees her win is part of a widening trend across the country.“This is a continuation of that story of slow, steady change,” she said, noting a poster in her office that says, ‘Gentle pressure, relentlessly applied.’“We now have two caucuses in the country and it feels very small, but it feels very big.”David Coon, the New Brunswick Green leader and the party’s sole member in that province’s legislature, pounced on the win Tuesday as a sign “the winds of change are blowing across the Maritimes.”Bell, who lives with her 10-year-old daughter and mother in the riding, said she would likely continue to serve as finance critic when she takes her seat in the house, which may not happen until the spring if the legislature breaks soon.— By Alison Auld in Halifaxlast_img read more

In the news today Dec 1

first_imgSeven stories in the news for Friday, Dec. 1———BASEBALL ANALYST FIRED FROM SPORTSNETGregg Zaun has been fired from Sportsnet due to alleged “inappropriate behaviour and comments” toward female employees. Rick Brace, president of Rogers Media, says they received complaints from “multiple female employees at Sportsnet regarding inappropriate behaviour by Gregg Zaun in the workplace.” Zaun has not yet commented on his dismissal.———BILL MORNEAU AGAIN AT CENTRE OF FIERCE DEBATEFinance Minister Bill Morneau found himself fending off fresh Opposition broadsides during another tumultuous question period — one that was so turbulent, a Conservative MP was booted from Commons for heckling. Morneau remains at the centre of an ethics controversy and the latest questions concerned revelations that his father sold off about $1.5 million shares in their family-built company right before the minister made a major 2015 tax-change announcement.———LATEST JOBS NUMBERS OUT TODAYStatistics Canada will release the latest employment data today, which will reveal whether the economy continued to churn out new jobs in November. Last month’s jobs report showed employers added more than 35,000 new positions in October, with most of the growth coming from full-time work. Even with that gain, the national unemployment rate ticked up to 6.3 per cent from 6.2 per cent due to more young people entering the labour force.———CANADA NOT TALKING ABOUT JOINING US MISSILE DEFENCEA senior Canadian general says there have been no talks about joining the American ballistic-missile shield program. Chief of defence staff Gen. Jonathan Vance’s comments come amid swirling questions over Canada’s potential involvement in ballistic-missile defence, particularly given concerns about North Korea missiles. Vance told The Canadian Press that officials are preparing for what are expected to be in-depth talks with the U.S. about upgrading Norad.———KATHLEEN WYNNE WRAPS UP CHINA TRADE MISSIONPremier Kathleen Wynne has wrapped up a trade mission to China saying the trip secured nearly $2 billion in agreements between Ontario and Chinese companies. Speaking from Shenzhen, China, Wynne told The Canadian Press that those agreements will create more than 2,000 jobs in Ontario. The premier and business delegates from the science, tech, agri-food and automotive sectors met with Chinese businesses throughout the week.———APPEAL COURT TO RULE ON REAL ESTATE CASEThe Federal Court of Appeal is expected to rule today on whether Canada’s largest real estate board must open up access to home sales data to its realtor members, which it could then share with the public online. The decision is expected to affect how other real estate boards provide services to customers on the internet. Last April, the federal Competition Tribunal ruled that the Toronto Real Estate Board prevented competition and stifled digital innovation by prohibiting its realtor members from posting sales data on their websites.———CANADA JOINS HIGH ARCTIC FISHING BANAn international agreement deal has been reached to prevent commercial fishing in the High Arctic for at least the next 16 years. The deal covers Arctic seas at least 200 kilometres away from the shores of any coastal states. That’s an area about the size of the Mediterranean Sea. Countries that have signed on include the five nations with Arctic coastlines, as well as China, Japan, South Korea, the European Union and Iceland.———ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:— In addition to the latest jobs numbers, StatsCanada will release gross domestic product data for the third quarter.— The National Bank of Canada will release fourth-quarter and year-end results.— Ski-Doo and Sea-Doo maker BRP Inc. will release third-quarter results.— A hearing will be held in Toronto into a lawsuit filed against Harvey Weinstein by an Ontario actress.— MPs Mary Ng and Shaun Chen hold a news conference in Toronto to discuss the prime minister’s upcoming trip to China.— Environment Minister Catherine McKenna will make an announcement regarding the protection of the Great Lakes.last_img read more

Porcupine caribou population in Yukon and Alaska globally significant biologist

first_imgWHITEHORSE – The population of the Porcupine caribou in Yukon and Alaska is growing compared with caribou herds elsewhere in the world, a Yukon government biologist says.Mike Suitor said that of the 13 barren ground caribou herds across Canada’s North, the Porcupine is the only population of caribou that has increased, likely due to favourable environmental conditions.The Yukon government announced Wednesday that an estimated 218,000 Porcupine caribou had been counted in Yukon, up from 198,000 since the last count in 2013.That’s up from 169,000 animals in 2010, resulting in an annual growth rate of 3.7 per cent over the last seven years, the government said in a release.“Globally, most of the caribou herd are in decline or have stabilized,” Suitor said. “The fact that the Porcupine herd is healthy is big news in Canada and also in the United States, especially Canada, because a lot of people depend on them culturally and as a food source.”The animals have been historically important for the Gwich’in First Nation of Yukon and the Northwest Territories, and the Inuvialuit, who live in the Northwest Territories but also use their traditional lands in the Yukon North Slope for harvesting, he said.Warm, wet conditions in recent summers have made for lush vegetation while in the Northwest Territories, for example, caribou have been contending with drought conditions in recent years, Suitor said.Low harvest years like last year, when the caribou failed to reach the Dempster Highway in Yukon and were not available to the village of Old Crow, probably contributed to the herd’s growth, he said.High-resolution aerial photography was used to conduct the latest census last July along the Beaufort Sea coastal plain in the Yukon and Alaska, before the animals were counted through a co-ordinated effort by both jurisdictions.“Most of the caribou were located in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, with 13,136 caribou photographed in Yukon,” the territorial government said in a release.An annual growth rate of 3.7 per cent is similar to the growth seen in the 1970s and ’80s, when the herd was going through its last naturally occurring growth cycle, it says.The 2001 census estimated the herd at 123,000, or almost 100,000 fewer caribou than last summer.“This year’s successful and strong count demonstrates our excellent collaborative management with state, territorial, First Nations and federal partners,” Environment Minister Pauline Frost said in a statement.“This is a level of partnership we should all be proud of, as it exemplifies what can be achieved over time for a larger cause than what we are bound to within our jurisdictions,” Frost said.“The challenge before us will be how we continue to work with all partners for the continued health and conservation of this iconic herd, especially as we have witnessed significant fluctuations in the population of this herd from time to time.” (The Canadian Press, Whitehorse Star)last_img read more

Radical Love Letter in Support of Muslim Americans Garners Nearly 25000

New York – Nearly 25,000 people have joined the “Radical Love Letter” campaign and signed a letter of support dedicated to Muslim Americans in the United States.The touching letter promises the Muslim community a “circle of protection” to shield them from the alarming acts of hatred and bigotry occurring across the country, according to the Huffington Post.“America is not America without Muslims. As people of faith and moral conscience, we promise to defend our Muslim brothers and sisters from attack, to speak up when they are maligned, and to support them with our voices, our actions, and our bodies,” the letter reads. Out of the nearly 25,000 signatures, 7,000 were clergy members from different faiths and religious establishments in the U.S.The “Radical Love Letter” was created by the U.S. Presbyterian Church affiliated with the Auburn Seminary. It was hand-delivered on Christmas Eve to Muslim leaders at the Muslim Community Network in New York City, the same source noted.“God is not Muslim, God is not Christian, God is not Jewish; God is love. Love compels us to stand with our Muslim family, to have their backs,” Rev. Jacqui Lewis, Senior Minister of New York’s Middle Collegiate Church said when she delivered the letter.“Today, they are coming for Muslim Americans. And when they come for any member of our community, they come for all of us,” the letter read.“This is a singular moment in time, when good people of every faith join their voices in one freedom song: We will not stand by while our Muslim brothers and sisters — our policewomen, doctors, teachers and neighbors — are targeted with hatred because of the violent actions of a few”, Rev. Lewis continued.The letter denounced the anti-Muslim rhetoric of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.“As we watch the rising tide of anti-Muslim sentiment in our nation, as we listen to preposterous hate speech and rhetoric from political candidates – particularly Mr. Trump – our hearts are cracked wide open,” the “Radical Love letter” expressed.According to the same source, the delivery of the letter was done on purpose to mark the Christian celebration of the birth of Jesus on Christmas Eve and Muslim celebration of the birth of Prophet Muhammad, both falling on the same day this year.“This is confirmation that we are not alone in the struggle to reclaim our country, to bring it back to the country that it has always been — loving and warm — and that the Statue of Liberty stands out there to welcome all,” Debbie Almontaser, President of the Muslim Community Network said when she received the letter.“I want to thank you very much on behalf of the American Muslim community, who will see this as a gesture of love and respect and admiration,” she added.The letter has moved the hearts of thousands of Americans who have added their name to show their support, unity, love and tolerance to the Muslim American community.“We love you, and we pledge to show our love in every corner of our lives. May we walk hand in hand into a future where racism, hate, and violence are relics of the past, where differences are celebrated, and our children inherit our joy,” the letter concluded.The “Radical Love Letter” will be also sent to Muslim-strong cities in the U.S., including, Orlando, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Denver, etc.The letter is as follows:TO: OUR MUSLIM BROTHERS AND SISTERSAmerica is not America without Muslims. As people of faith and moral conscience, we promise to defend our Muslim brothers and sisters from attack, to speak up when they are maligned, and to support them with our voices, our actions, and our bodies.Why is this important?In the famous words of German anti-Nazi Lutheran pastor and theologian Martin Niemoller:First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Socialist.Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Trade Unionist.Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Jew.Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.Today, they are coming for Muslim Americans. And when they come for any member of our community, they come for all of us.As we watch the rising tide of anti-Muslim sentiment in our nation, as we listen to preposterous hate speech and rhetoric from political candidates — particularly Mr. Trump — our hearts are cracked wide open.Even more alarming than the rantings of a single politician are the thousands cheering on bigotry.People are afraid and concerned for their safety. However, responding to fear with hatred diminishes us all – both in spirit and safety. We must not allow fear to undermine the values that stand at the very core of who we are as faith leaders and Americans.Every time there is a surge in anti-Muslim speech, there is a corresponding spike in acts of hate and acts of violence against Americans who are Muslim, Sikh, Arab, and South Asian.You are our neighbors and our doctors, our local merchants and our school board presidents. We know you as restaurant owners and soccer coaches, as policewomen and public officials. We know you as mothers and fathers and caregivers, and as allies and colleagues in movements for justice. You are us.We know you as our brothers and our sisters. America is not America without you.We are speaking out, and we have your back, friends. We commit to building a circle of protection around you; we are standing with you.We love you, and we pledge to show our love in every corner of our lives. May we walk hand in hand into a future where racism, hate, and violence are relics of the past, where differences are celebrated, and our children inherit our joy.(We stand by you.) (We support you.) read more

International Atomic Energy Agency pledges more help for cancer victims

The United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today marked World Cancer Day with a pledge to help victims of the disease through radiotherapy. The vast majority of new cancer cases are projected to strike in developing countries. In response, the IAEA set up its Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT) to help poorer countries confront the growing cancer crisis by integrating radiotherapy into comprehensive cancer control efforts. “As it celebrates its third birthday on World Cancer Day, PACT can claim significant progress in building effective relationships with a broad array of stakeholders, initiating six pilot projects and gaining increasing support from Member States,” said IAEA Director General Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei in a statement on the Day. Approximately 84 million people will die of cancer in the next 10 years, more than 70 per cent of them in low-income countries, unless action is taken now, according to the World Health Organization. “The IAEA commends all organizations, agencies and individuals engaged in the battle to defeat this dreadful disease,” said Mr. ElBaradei, anticipating “continued collaboration with international partners to help bring hope to cancer patients, to relieve their suffering and to save lives.” 4 February 2008The United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today marked World Cancer Day with a pledge to help victims of the disease through radiotherapy. read more

President says Kalams death an irreparable loss

President Maithripala Sirisena says the death of the former President of India Dr A P J Abdul Kalam is an irreparable loss not only to India but to the entire world.He said that Dr. Kalam was a man of firm conviction and indomitable spirit and was seen as an outstanding statesman of the world. “Dr. Kalam was a man of firm conviction and indomitable spirit and I saw him as an outstanding statesman of the world. His death is an irreparable loss not only to India but to the entire world. I, on behalf of the government and people of Sri Lanka and on my personal behalf, offer my deepest condolences to his brother and other close relations living in Sri Lanka and to the government and the people of India, offer deepest condolences,” the President said.Kalam, a popular head of state between 2002 and 2007, died yesterday after he collapsed during a lecture in Shillong, India. He was 84 years old. (Colombo Gazette) The President said that Dr Kalam will not only be remembered for the immeasurably remarkable achievements and marks he left behind, but surely as a great human, for his determined character, for his simplicity and love and the way he could ignite our minds. “I am deeply saddened by the demise of former President of India Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, an outstanding visionary, a great teacher and an unparalleled human being. During his visit to Sri Lanka last month, I had the privilege of discussing many issues with this great personality and I had the opportunity to tell him that he had inspired me to a great extent. The people of Sri Lanka will never forget Dr Kalam and his vision for South Asia 2020, which he elaborated at length to a spellbound audience of our youths at the Bandaranaike Memoriam Conference Hall in Colombo. Dr. Kalam will always remain immortal in our hearts and memories for generations to come,” he said. read more

At forum of religious leaders in Bangkok UN official stresses universal values

“Religions may manifest themselves in widely different practices and belief systems but at heart we are dealing in universal values,” Kim Hak-Su, the Executive Secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), told the World Council of Religious Leaders. These included imperatives “to be kind, to be merciful, to be tolerant, to love our neighbours,” he said.Over 100 religious leaders from around the world representing a wide range of faiths, including Buddhist, Christian, Hindu and Muslim, attended the conference. The World Council of Religious Leaders is an outcome from the Millennium World Peace Summit, which was held in 2000 at the UN. The Council aims to assist the UN and its agencies in the prevention and resolutions of conflicts, and in addressing global social and environmental issues. read more

Implant will show when cancer is present by generating artificial mole on

The researchers are also hopeful it could be developed to spot other markers in the body, such as chemical changes which signal that dementia or hormone disorders are on the way.Dr Catherine Pickworth from Cancer Research UK, said: “The idea that ‘wearable technology’ could one day act as a warning sign for cancer is exciting, but it’s early days for this research. .“Spotting cancer early is one of the most powerful ways of improving survival, so finding the best way to monitor people at high risk, or those in remission, is an important challenge.”Dr Richard Berks, Senior Research Communications Officer at Breast Cancer Now, added: “This innovative approach could one day help flag the early warning signs of breast cancer developing in women at high risk of the disease, or of the disease returning. “The early detection of breast cancer can be absolutely crucial in preventing deaths from the disease, so it’s vital we find new and effective ways to ensure tumours are picked up as early as possible.“For now, we’d encourage all women to check their breasts regularly, to report any unusual changes to their doctor, and to attend routine screening when invited.”The new research was published in the journal Science Translational Medicine. “Early detection increases the chance of survival significantly.”An implant carrier should see a doctor for further evaluation after the mole appears. The mole does not mean that the person is likely to die soon.” Cancer patients are far more likely to survive if the disease is picked up early. For example nearly all women with stage one breast cancer survive for five years, but by stage four, survival falls to just 22 per cent.Martin Fussenegger, Professor at the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering at ETH Zurich, said the implant could be available within a decade.“Nowadays, people generally go to the doctor only when the tumour begins to cause problems. Unfortunately, by that point it is often too late. An implant which detects cancer in the body and causes a small artificial mole to appear on the skin as an early warning sign has been developed by scientists.The tiny patch lies under the skin and is made of a network of cells which constantly monitor calcium levels in the body.Cancer causes calcium to rocket in the body, and when too much is detected, the implant triggers the production of melanin – the body’s tanning pigment – which causes a small dark mole to appear.Swiss scientists from the university ETH Zurich say the device can recognise the four most common types of cancer – prostate, lung, colon and breast cancer – at a very early stage of tumour development. And for people who would prefer not to deal with the stress of constantly checking their skin for signs of disease, scientists are also developing an implant which is only visible under red light.”This regular check could be carried out by their doctor,” added Dr Fussenegger.So far the early warning system has only been trialled on human cells, in mice and on pig skin, but it was found to function well in all tests. 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. Around 190,000 people are diagnosed with prostate, lung, colon and breast cancer each year in Britain and 72,000 will die from the disease. But early detection could prevent tens of thousands of deaths.The mole appears long before the cancer becomes detectable through conventional diagnosis as an early warning system which tells people it is time to seek treatment.Scientists think it would be particularly useful for people who are genetically susceptible to cancer, such as people carrying the BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation which put them at far greater risk of breast cancer than normal. Cells under a microscope showing a healthy level of calcium (left) and too much (right) which causes a change in colourCredit:A. Tastanova et al., Science Translational Medicine (2018) Spotting cancer early is one of the most powerful ways of improving survivalDr Catherine Pickworth, Cancer Research UK Cells under a microscope showing a healthy level of calcium (left) and too much (right) which causes a change in colour read more

Mental health overhaul

first_imgThe Victorian government has set about reinvigorating the state’s mental health system by implementing sweeping reforms this month, which aim to give consumers greater access to care.The Minister for Mental Health Mary Wooldridge announced a $74 million recommissioning of community mental health services that “will better support adults and young people with mental illness to live independently, maintain the best possible social and emotional well being and live satisfying lives in the community”.The industry restructure was instigated by calls for change from consumers within the mental health community. The measures aim to introduce flexible support packages, a single intake system and an improved youth residential rehabilitation system. Notably, they aim to centralise planning throughout the state. Fiscally, the restructuring will merge funding from 11 programs to four, which Ms Wooldridge claims will create more flexibility with how programs and service providers utilise funding. The minister assured the public that these reforms were about giving people with a mental illness better access to services. “These reforms are about ensuring people with a mental illness get high quality support tailored to their individual needs,” Ms Wooldridge told Neos Kosmos.“The community mental health sector sought significant reform as they believed the previous approach was fragmented and failing to consistently deliver the high quality support needed for people with a mental illness. The design of the new approach has been undertaken with detailed input over three years from the peak organisation, people with a mental illness, carers and service providers.”Fairfax Media reported that the reforms would bring about job cuts, but the minister moved to reassure consumers and employees that increased funding would create more jobs. Industry body VICSERV CEO Kim Koop told Neos Kosmos that it was too early to tell whether changes have had a positive impact. “There was a shared view between the services, the consumer and the government that there needed to be some change and we set on a path towards that,” she said.“We [VICSERV] supported the initial planning for reform, but I think the scale and speed of the reform is greater than we expected, and as a result we need to pay full attention to that transition period, to ensure that we get good outcomes for people with mental illness and their families.”Ms Koop reiterated that the changes aimed to address the intake process, including a focus on individual needs for families and carers of people requiring mental health care. She said that it was the waning of the transitional period that will take some adjustment. “The transition will be people finding new jobs, clients finding new workers, people bedding down new service models and approaches. There’s a lot of work to do.”“It’s going to take us a while for those new relationships to be made, to be formed, and for people to feel comfortable that their needs are being understood and being met.”Greek Egyptian mental health consumer advocate Evan Bichara has welcomed the reforms.He said that the changes were necessary because Victoria hadn’t actively set about reform in over 40 years. He opined that the changes will improve consumer recovery, by minimising time for compulsory treatment, and, coupled with the introduction of a mental health complaint’s commissioner, more adept approaches can be made to continually improving the system. The commissioner, he said, would serve as both a complaints officer, as well as a consumer suggestion line, and would offer interpreting services, including Greek.“Beforehand people didn’t have as much of a choice of service or community activity that they could get involved with in the mental health system. There’s more collaboration now,” he said.Accordingly, the previous system had become “stagnant”. “It wasn’t vibrant and people weren’t confident enough to voice ways forward and that was a delayed process, particularly with the ethnic communities, they didn’t want to voice the way forward, the Greek community in particular.” *Evan Bichara runs two multicultural mental health consumer groups. If you or someone you know would like further information, contact Mr Bichara on 0411 054 882. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Predictions for WWE Royal Rumble 2018: First ever Women’s Rumble, Two big title matches

first_img WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever January 28, 2018 at 5:10 pm Most of the girls can’t even go over the top rope, this is going to be the lamest Rumble ever, go support your local independent league! Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Facebook daryl joe WWE Royal Rumble 2018 Predictions January 28, 2018 By: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.comThe Royal Rumble has always been one of my favorite events of the year. I love the history of it, the action, the surprises, and the ramifications of it. This will be my second time attending the event. I’m just as excited as the first time.This will definitely be a longer show than the last one I went to in 2015 and that could be a drag. I’ve been to a lot of long PPV events WWE has put out over the past year and it’s hard to stay excited through it all. There will inevitably be a lull in the crowd.Last time I went, they also didn’t have to match up against the NXT show. I was at that event last night. I think it’ll be tough for the main roster to live up to that given all their restrictions. Still, I expect it to be a good night.Here are my predictions for it.The 2018 30-Woman Royal Rumble MatchConfirmed entrants include: Naomi, Asuka, Ruby Riott, Natalya, Sasha Banks, Bayley, Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville, Carmella, Tamina, Lana, Liv Morgan, Sarah Logan, Mickie James, Nia Jax, Becky Lynch, Alicia Fox, Dana BrookeThere sure are a lot of open spots in this match for some legends to return in this. There just simply aren’t enough women on the roster to fill up these spots. I’d expect to see an NXT call up or two. After seeing her in action last night, I’d love to see Shayna Baszler get a shot in the match. Maybe Asuka could eliminate her and jumpstart a feud that will take place down the line? I fully expect one or both of the Bella Twins to be in it, as well as Lita and Trish Stratus. I don’t really have high expectations for this match. I don’t think two Royal Rumbles going about an hour or so each on one card is a good idea. I know they want everything having equality (they sure do break their own arms patting themselves on the back over this, despite being behind the times for a woefully long time), but couldn’t they do one minute between entrants than the regular two? Anyway, I think Asuka is a slam dunk to win this match and probably eliminates Nia Jax last.Prediction: AsukaSmackdown Tag Team Championships – Best 2 out of 3 Falls Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin vs. The Usos (c’s)I’m on the same boat Adam Martin is. I didn’t think anything of the pairing of Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin when they first started, but boy did they win me over. They are such a fun team to watch. Crisp action, entertaining antics, goofy personas – it’s awesome. The Usos have had a great run, but I think they have to give the titles to the hot hand right now. It has nothing to do with Jey Uso being arrested. I’ve got to go with Gable and Benjamin here.Prediction: Chad Gable and Shelton BenjaminRAW Tag Team Championships Match The Bar vs. Seth Rollins and Jason Jordan (c’s)Honestly, I’ve seen some iteration of this match-up way too many times in the last half year to even really care about this match. Seth Rollins has gone against The Bar in some form almost every week since early August. I saw him and Ambrose against them at SummerSlam. Now I have to see him and Jason Jordan against them. Granted, the addition of Jordan does make this feel fresh. Jordan has also been magnificent with his borderline heel persona. I see Rollins and Jordan retaining the titles here and hopefully moving on to a new team or breaking up soon. I’m so beyond tired of seeing Rollins against The Bar.Prediction: Seth Rollins and Jason Jordan retainWWE Championship – 2 on 1 Handicap Match Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn vs. AJ Styles (c)This looks like it could be a fun match on paper. The antics of Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn have been a lot of fun to watch. I’m sure their “friendship” will come to an end at times in this match when they fight to see who will pick up the actual pin. I’ve seen a commercial where they were kind of going back and forth with that, but on TV they’re apparently going to be co-champions. I don’t see any scenario where AJ Styles loses this match. Styles is the MVP of WWE and should go into WrestleMania as the champion.Prediction: AJ Styles retainsWWE Universal Championship – Triple Threat Match Braun Strowman vs. Kane vs. Brock Lesnar (c)I’ve loved the build for this match the last few weeks and how much of a monster they’ve made Braun Strowman look. Strowman has looked amazing in the build for this. They probably did that to keep him looking strong because there is no way he’s winning tonight. Kane is there to take the pin to protect Strowman. Lesnar will take a beating, but in the end he will undoubtedly prevail.Prediction: Brock Lesnar retainsThe 2018 30-Man Royal Rumble MatchConfirmed entrants include: John Cena, Finn Bálor, Randy Orton, Shinsuke Nakamura, Elias, Baron Corbin, “Woken” Matt Hardy, Bray Wyatt, Aiden English, Rusev, Titus O’Neil, Apollo Crews, The Miz, Tye Dillinger, Big E, Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods, Roman ReignsThe Royal Rumble match is back in Philadelphia. I was at the last one when Roman Reigns won, and it was an ugly scene. I understand Reigns is the favorite again to win the match. I think differently, though. I think a Smackdown star should win because Smackdown lost the Survivor Series match and needs a moment for the brand to shine on a big show to maybe draw some more people in to watching it. There is also one match-up that I know a lot of people want to see that is WrestleMania worthy: Styles vs. Nakamura. I think it’s going to be an all Japan sweep of the Rumble tonight. If anyone in Philly complains about that outcome if it happens, then there truly is no pleasing wrestling fans. Reigns can win an opportunity in the Elimination Chamber to go to WrestleMania to inevitably face Brock Lesnar.As for legends, after seeing the state of so many of them on RAW 25, I doubt there will be many, if any, coming in. I could see Jeff Hardy coming back. I even heard a wild rumor of Wade Barrett making a comeback. I don’t think there will be any huge names entering other than that. I highly doubt The Undertaker would show up, but you never know. It should be a fun match regardless, but I have a feeling the heat will be hurt by the first Royal Rumble and the length of this show in general.Prediction: Shinsuke NakamuraI used to do these predictions pieces quite frequently and consistently from mid-2014 to early-2016, so I was able to find what my record was on predictions throughout.It’s not a bad record!All-time Predictions Record: 97-45 (.683)Well, those are my predictions for the show. Do you agree? Disagree? Let me know!E-Mail – MikeyT817@gmail.comTwitter – @MikeTedescoWVCheck back on starting at 7 PM EST for a tremendous live recap of the show provided by our Editor in Chief, the great Adam Martin.Also check out @wrestleview for photos from the event as I will be attending!Thanks for reading and enjoy the WWE Royal Rumble!Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipMadison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman ReignsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration -:-/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Remaining Time -0:00 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 January 28, 2018 at 7:08 pm I agree with alll but The smackdown tag titles. Videos Articles andrae123 Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte January 28, 2018 at 2:41 pm The Miz Now Playing Up Next January 28, 2018 at 6:07 pm Comments are closed. Now Playing Up Next Twitter No way Nakumura wins the RR- the RR will be won by someone who would be a great PPV draw or it will be won by a major star we weren’t expecting. Who knows perhaps Daniel Bryan has been secretly cleared to compete and he will be the big “suprise” of the night. I find it might interesting that he’s been on tv recently and perhaps WWE has been hiding the fact that he’s been medically cleared to return. Triple H January 28, 2018 at 4:12 pm I hope that Asuka and Nakamura win their respective Rumbles. If anything, though, while I like the idea of Nia Jax as the runner up, she really shouldn’t win. 11 COMMENTS Rob Giles Videos Articles Anonymous Videos Articles asuka of course but hhh and braun straumen involved in rumble and hhh on is side Pinterest Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte January 28, 2018 at 5:43 pm WWE SmackDown Results Are In For 2019 I would love for a NXT guy to win it and challenge Almos. Total curve ball. Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns January 28, 2018 at 2:06 pm Now Playing Up Next Brad Bonesteel Jeffery Adam Phillips Mike Tedesco RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Don’t be surprised to see Bobby Lashley or Daniel Bryan in the Rumble, James Storm be the US Open challenge opponent, or a Diva legend win the Women’s Rumble January 28, 2018 at 3:42 pm Marvin Washington burton31cat My one prediction: We see the beginnings of a feud between the two groups of Four Horsewomen, ending with a Charlotte Flair vs Ronda Rousey match at ‘Mania for the strap (maybe in a lumberjill match with each faction at ringside). Shayna Baszler will debut at the Rumble, and start a feud with someone like Bayley, and we will get a slow build of faction vs faction moving forward. Small chance we could even see Rousey tonight, but unlikely. January 28, 2018 at 2:07 pm January 28, 2018 at 3:39 pm How To Win A Trip To Meet The Miz And Becky Lynch This years RR is so predictable. We pretty much know who is going to win the title. When Nakamura wins the the rumble it is pretty much a guarantee that he will face AJ for the title at WM. When Asuka wins it is going to be her vs. Charlotte. As well as the rest of the matches, to me it’s not going to be a surprise. WWE creative really needs to think OUTSIDE the box I believe or Trips needs to change the landscape. I want to be surprised not knowing what the outcome is before it happens. My bad for rambling. Christopher Ellis NupeNDallas The women’s Rumble match will be horrid. I hope they have some decent surprise entrants that actually know how to work (Serena Deeb, Victoria, Gail Kim).As for the men’s Rumble match: who really cares. They always go with a “big name” because he has to go to Wrestlemania, so its always predictable. Make it realistic and have a lower card talent win it for a change, like one of the Ascension guys. Ah well. I’ll read the spoilers results in a few hours. There’s no way I’m wasting my time watching this shit. Hotrod Now Playing Up Next January 28, 2018 at 2:17 pm Xavier Woods I was disgusted by the survivor series results.. not even one unexpected result and the entire smackdown division looked like chumps, which they were! Please let there be surprises.. I don’t give a damn if Roman become the face or ass of the company.. I would give anything to watch rusev win the Royal rumble and face lesnar and defeat the shit out of lesnar. Or if Bobby lashley enters the Royal rumble win it and face lesnar.. Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reigns Google+last_img read more

Redknapp on Englands World Cup hopes Were going to win it

first_imgHarry Redknapp is feeling very optimistic over England’s World Cup prospects due to the fact that there are no “outstanding teams” at the tournamentThe Three Lions secured a convincing 2-0 win against Costa Rica on Thursday at Elland Road with Marcus Rashford scoring a spectacular 25-yard strike to open the scoring before substitute Danny Welbeck sealed the victory by heading in the second goal.Despite the upcoming World Cup featuring the likes of Spain, Brazil and champions Germany, Redknapp is certain that this summer’s tournament holds no clear winner and feels that even the young and inexperienced England squad may be able to capitalise on this and secure an unexpected title.“We’re going to win it, let’s go for it,” said Redknapp, according to talkSPORT.“Don’t start talking about getting out of the group and all that, let’s have a go!Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“There are no outstanding teams in this year – it’s wide open.“I couldn’t pick a winner; Brazil, Spain, Germany…I don’t think any of them are where they have been in the past.“So why can’t we do a miracle?“It’s happened before, it can happen again.”England will begin their World Cup campaign against Tunisia on June 18.last_img read more