MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netAndray Blatche expressed his excitement as he rejoins Gilas Pilipinas for the start of its daily practices on Monday.“I’m super excited. I can’t wait for tomorrow,” Blatche said on Sunday as he sat courtside during the NLEX-Alaska duel at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Blatche was supposed to arrive to the country on Monday, but the naturalized center came in a few days in advance, flying in on Friday.“My team just allowed me to leave a lot earlier and I accepted that,” the 31-year-old said as he got an early release from his CBA club Xinjiang Flying Tigers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkComing in a better shape compared to his form back in November, Blatche didn’t waste time since arriving in the Philippines as he scheduled a personal shootaround at Meralco Gym on Saturday.“I just try to come here, get used to the ball, and that’s it. It’s a different ball so I try to shoot with that ball again,” he said. UST libero Rivera suffers knee injury vs Ateneo Though the Philippines is a heavy underdog in its duel against Australia on Feburary 22 in the second window of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers, Blatche is optimistic that Gilas can pull off the upset as long as it stays together.“We have to work hard as a team, use our strengths, our quickness, our outside shooting,” he said. “If we could do that, I feel we have a good chance.”Blatche joins the rest of Gilas Pilipinas for the first time on Monday afternoon at West Greenhills Gym.ADVERTISEMENT Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
The Anna Regina Community Centre Ground came alive on Sunday night as hundreds flocked the venue to support their favourite artistes vying for the National Chutney Monarch 2019.Newly-crowned Chutney Monarch Steven Ramphal during his performanceAfter some excellent performances, Steven Ramphal was named the winner for his tune, “Rang Ke Baare” followed by the 2018 Chutney Monarch, Bunty Singh, who performed “Pholourie”. The third spot was won by former Chutney Monarch, Pooran Seeraj with “GT Ladki” and rounding off the top spot was Arjit Singh who performed “Ring on the Lukanee”.An elated Ramphal was lost for words after the announcement. The young artiste, who also secured second place at the Carib Soca Monarch, said that he remained humble during the competition and had his eyes on the prize from the inception.However, the show was of high standards which saw the Shakti Strings Orchestra accompanying the artistes. As Trinidadian Chutney singer, Adesh Samaroo took to the stage, the crowd went hysterical. He was the guest performer at the event promoted by the Social Cohesion Ministry.Fourth place winner Arjit Singh on stageHowever, the lone female singer, Goonwattie Harrynarine, also called “Amrita” of Berbice who performed “Dulaha Dulahin” at the semi-finals claimed that she was cheated.She told Guyana Times that while on her way to Essequibo, she was told to return to Berbice since the winners of the competition were already chosen. She also claimed that she attempted to speak to an official but did not get any satisfaction.Meanwhile, the winner will collect $1 million along with two airline tickets to any Caribbean Airlines destinations.The second place winner will receive $600,000 while the third place winner will receive $400,000 and $200,000 will be given to the person who secured the fourth spot.
In BerbicePolice in Berbice are on the hunt for a labourer who is believed to have poisoned the children of his girlfriend.The children have been admitted to the New Amsterdam Hospital and are being treated. A hospital source told Guyana Times that the children are being treated. According to the source Thursday night, while the condition of the children was considered stable, it has not been determined what chemical was ingested and in what quantity.“Sometimes, it could be something that would take effect until tomorrow or the next day…,” the hospital source commented.According to reports, the children were at home at Lot 36 Stanleytown, New Amsterdam in the care of a relative when a man who is known by the family of their mother visited. He allegedly gave them a beverage, in a bottle, which is now believed to have been laced with poison.It was after he left that the children complained of feeling unwell and began frothing at the mouth.They were rushed to the New Amsterdam Hospital and the matter was reported to the Police.This publication understands that the couple had an argument prior to them leaving their Angoy’s Avenue home.B Division (Berbice) Commander Ian Amsterdam confirmed that the incident was being investigated.Efforts to contact the children’s mother Thursday night proved futile. However, Guyana Times understands that the children were with their grandmother when the man visited.The woman refused to provide this publication with details. (Andrew Carmichael)
Three Donegal venues have made a list of the top 100 places to party in Ireland.A diverse mix of businesses were selected by The Irish Times to highlight great spots to gather with friends and mark special occasions.Weddings, birthdays, family gatherings, anniversaries, Christmas parties and many more celebrations call for a special location, and this list counted an eclectic range of places to do so. @popuppubThe Pop-Up Pub inflatable bars were listed under the category of undiscovered venues for hire. The business set up by Donegal woman Catriona Mulhern and her partner Paul has been popping up all over Ireland and the US.The pubs are described as ‘bouncy castles for grown-ups’ that are delivered to your door with options including bar staff, beer kegs and pumps, caterers, DJs and even portable toilets.Rathmullan HouseRathmullan House earned a top place in the category of Country Houses and Castles. The luxurious hotel and wedding venue on the shores of Lough Swilly is praised as a ‘wonderful winter party house’.Irish Times writer Alanna Gallagher references Rathmullan House’s first-class food, warm welcome and its historical beachside location as top factors to choose the hotel as a special party setting. The Beach House BuncranaThe Beach House Bar & Restaurant in Buncrana was counted among the top outdoors venues for events.The award-winning restaurant at the Pier boasted locally sourced food and waterside views. It has hosted many parties over the years, but as of August 31st, The Beach House has closed.Where do you think is the best place to party in Donegal? Let us know in the comments below!Party on! Local venues named as Ireland’s best places for celebrations was last modified: October 2nd, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
An Taoiseach, Leo Varadakar, TD, has been announced as the guest speaker at the Letterkenny Chamber’s annual President’s lunch. The Taoiseach will visit Letterkenny on Tuesday 11th September and join Chamber Members for the lunch at the Radisson Blu Hotel.A spokesperson for the Chamber said “This is an excellent opportunity for the business community of Letterkenny and Donegal to meet with the Taoiseach.” Tickets for the event are €25.Taoiseach to address Letterkenny Chamber in visit to Donegal was last modified: August 9th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalLetterkenny ChamberLunchTaoiseachvisit
German automaker Volkswagen and three Israeli cybersecurity experts established a new automotive cybersecurity firm on Wednesday, called CYMOTIVE Technologies.The company, based in Herzliya, Israel and Wolfsburg, Germany, is a response to the growing epidemic of connected cars on the road with insecure software that is readily hackable.See Also: Israel telco giant Bezeq dives into smart city marketConnected cars hacks have already been demonstrated quite a few times, in a variety of cars, showing the lax security measures most manufacturers employ. In the autonomous future, that lax security could end up killing a driver, if the car is remotely hacked.Hackers have already demonstrated shutting down a car in the middle of a highway, even without autonomous functionality.“The car and the internet are becoming increasingly integrated,” said Dr Volkmar Tanneberger, head of electrical and electronic development at Volkswagen. “To enable us to tackle the enormous challenges of the next decade, we need to expand our know-how in cyber security in order to systematically advance vehicle cyber security for our customers.“CYMOTIVE Technologies provides an excellent platform for doing this. It is a long-term investment in cyber security to make vehicles and their ecosystem more secure.”No partners yet mentionedVolkswagen didn’t provide a list of manufacturers it has partnered with to deploy the cybersecurity solutions. For now, it looks like Volkswagen and possibly Porsche will be the only customers.“The new cooperation will take an innovative and strategic approach to cyber security,” said Yuval Diskin, former head of the Israeli Security Services. ”Together with Volkswagen we are building a top-notch team of cyber security experts. We are aware of the significant technological challenges that will face us in the next years in dealing with the cyber security threats facing the connected car and the development of the autonomous car.” David Curry Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Follow the Puck Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#autonomous cars#cybersecurity#Internet of Things#IoT#Self-Driving#Volkswagen How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua…
Alexander Gustafsson demolished one of the scariest fighters in the UFC’s light heavyweight division, Glover Teixeira, during the main event of UFC Fight Night 109 on Sunday (Monday in Manila).ADVERTISEMENT Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast MOST READ BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Brownlee misses free throws but Gins hold on to win Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In a cliched but nonetheless sweet gesture, Gustafsson got down on one knee and popped the million-dollar question.“I love you and thanks for having a kid, a baby. I love you with all my heart, and will you marry me?” he asked, to which Johansson said yes.To cap off his memorable night, the former title challenger also became $50,000 richer, as he also took home the Fight of the Night bonus. JBRELATED STORY:WATCH: MMA fighter gets slapped by mom after losing fightADVERTISEMENT Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ However, it appears that what he did after the fight was over took way more guts and courage than engaging in the professional brawl.Fighting in front of his hometown crowd at the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden, the 30-year-old dubbed as “The Mauler” asked his girlfriend’s hand in marriage, during the post fight interview with analyst Dan Hardy.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingAfter the gruelling five-round war, the bruised up Gustafsson asked his girlfriend, Moa Antonia Johansson, to join him inside the octagon.Fans roared in anticipation as the Swedish striker appeared to pull out a tiny box out of his shorts. View comments
On a day Arsenal, Manchester City, and Chelsea swept to 4-0 victories in the English Premier League, Leicester was the biggest winner of them all.Leicester, the unlikely league leader, doesn’t play until Sunday but was given a boost in its remarkable title challenge when second-place Tottenham was held at Liverpool to 1-1.Leicester will move seven points clear with six games left by beating Southampton at home.”We need to believe. Leicester deserve to be in the place they are but in football anything can happen,” said Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, who will be hoping for a favor by Southampton – his former team – at King Power Stadium.Harry Kane’s 63rd-minute equalizer earned Spurs a point and moved him onto 22 league goals for the season – something never previously achieved in the league by a Tottenham player.Twenty-seven goals were scored over eight games, on a day England’s major powers flexed their muscles. Alexis Sanchez and Alex Iwobi assisted each other for first-half goals to set Arsenal on its way to a victory against Watford that cemented third place. Hector Bellerin and Theo Walcott grabbed the other goals.Iwobi took most of the plaudits, with the 19-year-old Nigerian scoring for the second straight game and proving why he is being selected ahead of Walcott.”I am pleased with Alex Iwobi’s talent,” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said, “but even more with his attitude and his willingness to learn.”Man City has struggled away from home this season but was a comfortable winner at Bournemouth, with Kevin De Bruyne scoring on his return to the team after a two-month injury layoff, and Sergio Aguero heading in his 22nd goal of the season. City was 3-0 up after 19 minutes, and Aleksandr Kolarov added a late fourth.advertisementFourth-place City moved three points ahead of West Ham, which drew with Crystal Palace 2-2 after conceding a 75th-minute equalizer soon after going down to 10 men following Cheikhou Kouyate’s sending-off. Dwight Gayle, the player fouled by Kouyate, grabbed the equalizer at Upton Park.”It is simply never a red card. For me personally it is not even a yellow card,” West Ham manager Slaven Bilic. “In England, maybe it’s not even a foul – a 50/50 challenge!”Earlier, Dimitri Payet enhanced his status as a set-piece maestro by curling a free kick into the top corner for West Ham, his third goal from a free kick in his last four matches, having also scored from this route for France in midweek.Manchester United will leapfrog West Ham into sixth by beating Everton on Sunday. At the bottom, Newcastle slipped six points adrift of safety after conceding an injury-time goal to lose at relegation rival Norwich 3-2.”We have seven games to play and we have to start winning as soon as possible,” said Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez, still without a victory in three games in charge.Chelsea thrashed last-place Aston Villa 4-0, with Alexandre Pato scoring on his debut after coming on as a substitute. Ruben Loftus-Cheek opened the scoring and Pedro Rodriguez scored the other goals, leaving Villa 15 points from safety with six games left.Swansea came from two goals down to draw at Stoke 2-2, and Sunderland drew with West Bromwich Albion 0-0.
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Bollywood star Anushka Sharma has backed boyfriend and Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli, who has refused to accept Ravindra Jadeja’s break the beard challenge.Kohli posted a picture on his instagram, captioned: “Sorry boys @hardikpandya_official @royalnavghan @rohitsharma45 but iam not ready to break the beard yet ??. Great job on the makeovers though. Kudo.”To this Anushka replied, “You cannot”.Kohli’s beard fashion was adopted by his teammates and it also became a trend among youngsters in the country.Jadeja started the challenge when he tweeted about it earlier this month, “Change the game on the field. Change the look in the dressing room. #BreakTheBeard #rajputboy #newlook #timeforchange #vivoipl #glvsrcb.”Time to get rid of the uniform ??? Its time for a change ??? No more #DressingRoomConfusion. Stay tuned guys. pic.twitter.com/tWHzl5qW51- Ravindrasinh jadeja (@imjadeja) April 18, 2017Change the game on the field. Change the look in the dressing room. #BreakTheBeard #rajputboy #newlook #timeforchange #vivoipl #glvsrcb pic.twitter.com/iEr7i7gPIL- Ravindrasinh jadeja (@imjadeja) April 18, 2017Hardik Pandya, Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni and Ajinkya Rahane have been among the cricketers in getting rid of their facial hairs.Surprise! Decided to finally have a summer style of my own. My time to #BreakTheBeard! What say Paltan? #NewLook #MIGotStyle pic.twitter.com/h5H1XNfXpc- Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) April 22, 2017