No alliance with Congress for Lok Sabha elections: AAP

first_imgThe Aam Aadmi Party on Friday ruled out any alliance with the Congress for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls and announced that it will field its candidates in all parliamentary constituencies in Delhi, Haryana and Punjab.AAP’s Delhi convener Gopal Rai, while making the announcement at a press conference, said that the idea of an alliance between the AAP and the Congress to “counter the Narendra Modi-Amit Shah duo” was a “suggestion made by other parties”.Delhi Congress chief Sheila Dikshit categorically denied even the possibility of talks of an alliance with the AAP. “No, there have not been any talks and nor are there going to be any talks of an alliance with the AAP in Delhi,” she told The Hindu.The BJP, on its part, argued that this “failed association” between the two parties was indicative of the fate of “all anti-Modi alliances across the country”.‘Other leaders’ advice’Mr. Rai said the AAP-Congress alliance was a suggestion made by “like-minded leaders”. “Farooq Abdullah, M.K. Stalin, Chandrababu Naidu, Mamata Banerjee among others stressed that despite disagreements with the Congress, we should fight the elections together in the interest of the country,” he said. “However, due to the arrogance which the Congress is still steeped in and the statements being made by Punjab CM Amarinder Singh and Delhi Congress president Sheila Dikshit, the AAP has decided to contest the Lok Sabha polls in Delhi, Punjab and Haryana on its own,” Mr. Rai said. The AAP, he added, will announce its candidates “soon” and will start its campaign from a rally in Barnala in Punjab on January 20, in the presence of its national convener Arvind Kejriwal.Leader of the Opposition in Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta said the “failed alliance had exposed the AAP”. “This failed alliance has exposed the fact that the AAP was, is and will always remain just a Delhi party till it survives. All these alliances against the Modi government will see a similar fate in the days to come,” he said.last_img read more

Lessons learned as Hisamitsu cruises past Rebisco-PSL spikers

first_imgAir Force stuns Pocari Sweat MOST READ Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games RELATED VIDEOS “Because they are quick, Hisamitsu can afford to look out for open space; they wait until you move and then make their attack,” said Vicente after his wards suffered a 25-17, 25-10, 25-14 defeat at the hands of the 2002 and 2014 champion club.“When [the Japanese] hit the ball, they look at the position of the hands blocking them and make adjustments,” said Vicente. “We need to learn that.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSix-foot-5 Jaja Santiago towered over her Japanese counterparts, slamming kills for a game-high 16 points.“It was a tough game and the Japanese were really fast,” said Santiago. “I just told myself to keep going and not be intimidated. We learned a lot from this game.” Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR LATEST STORIES BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds The Philippines, also supported here by Grand Sports, Asics and Turkish Airlines, managed to taste the lead, 9-6, in the first set through Santiago’s power and some sneaky net drops by Kim Fajardo and Maika Ortiz.“We need to stop doing that (drops), they don’t win matches,” Vicente said. “We need a systematic offensive pattern.”Yet all in all, Vicente gave his players a passing grade.“Why are you so sad?” asked head coach Francis Vicente during the post-game huddle inside the locker room. “You learned from them. You didn’t play badly. We just need more speed. More volleyball IQ. You got the Japanese coach worried in the first set. Be proud.”Rebisco PSL-Manila will next face Vientin Bank of Vietnam on Friday hoping to score a breakthrough victory in this tough tournament that will be participated in by the eight best clubs in the region.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coach Francis Vicente to Rebisco PSL You didn’t play badly. You just lacked speed and volleyball IQ. Napainit nyo ulo nung Hapon. Be proud. PHOTO BY MARC REYESUst-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan—For coach Francis Vicente, Rebisco PSL-Manila couldn’t have found a perfect tune-up match than Thursday’s opener against well-oiled Hisamitsu Springs.Vicente said the team—gearing up for the Southeast Asian Games—learned a lot from the Japanese, especially in playing a fast-paced game, using court smarts, and applying floor defense.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 Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast View commentslast_img read more

UST notches 2nd straight win, downs NU

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte For what it’s worth, Eya Laure delivered somewhat of a redemption game after she avenged her previous championship losses against NU in several finals in the high school level.Laure put up a game-high 20 points but it was role players Dimdim Pacres and Caitlyn Viray, who finished off the Lady Bulldogs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesPacres twisted her attack to evade NU’s block to put UST in match point, 24-15, and although the Lady Bulldogs were able to score two more, Viray had enough and converted on a crosscourt kill to end the affair.UST head coach Kung Fu Reyes said his team’s two straight wins were a big morale booster for them after they lost Season 80 Rookie of the Year Milena Alessandrini to injury four games into the season. P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Thai playmaker Chanathip Songkrasin raises profile in Japan Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policycenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES UST Golden Tigresses. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—University of Santo Tomas had its first taste of back-to-back victories after turning back National University in four sets, 26-24, 25-17, 23-25, 25-17, in the UAAP Sweason 81 women’s volleyball tournament Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Golden Tigresses, who swept De La Salle in their previous game, 25-20, 25-22, 25-17, now tied the Lady Spikers for the No. 2 spot with identical 4-2 records.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end “This is huge for the players’ morale and it’s a good thing we’re now able to recover,” said Reyes in Filipino. “The back-to-back wins are big because we’re doing this for Milena.”Cherry Rondina supported Laure’s offensive exploits with 16 points while Pacres had 12.Princess Robles and Ivy Lacsina had 14 points for the Lady Bulldogs, who dropped their third straight game for a 1-5 record.ADVERTISEMENT P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbedlast_img read more

Barcelona invite Chapecoense for friendly at Nou Camp

first_imgBarcelona have invited Chapecoense to play in a friendly at the Nou Camp next August as a tribute to the victims of the air crash that all but wiped out the Brazilian team last month, the Spanish champions announced on Thursday.”FC Barcelona want to pay homage to the 71 people that died in the accident and to their families so it is working on making the 2017 edition of the Joan Gamper Trophy a homage on behalf of the world of football to all of them,” said a club statement. (Also read: CONMEBOL awards South American cup championship to Chapecoense)”With this invitation to Chapecoense, Barcelona wants to collaborate with the institutional and sporting restructuring of the club to help it recover the competitive level it had.”The Joan Gamper Trophy is Barcelona’s traditional curtain raiser, taking place each year at the Nou Camp a week before the start of the La Liga season between Barca and an invited team. Sampdoria were Barca’s opponents in the 2016 edition.Nineteen Chapecoense players were killed in the plane crash in Colombia on Nov. 28 as the team were travelling to the first leg of the final of the Copa Sudamericana against Atletico Nacional, along with directors and their coaching staff and journalists.last_img read more

Tiresome Salah diving storm masks football’s bigger issues

first_imgIt’s certainly a strange old world, football.It’s a world where trivial issues can be amplified, given prime-time prominence and endless air-time, while other, more serious matters are left alone, brushed under the carpet, to be kept there until someone is brave enough to shine a light.Witness, for example, the ‘Spygate’ scandal at Leeds United last week; the story of Marcelo Bielsa instructing a member of staff to covertly observe a Derby County training session. The reaction to that bordered on the hysterical, with talk of ‘moral codes’ and quaint notions of ‘respect’ between clubs and managers. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? The point missed by the likes of Martin Keown, Jermaine Jenas and Stuart Pearce, all of whom voiced predictably strong, indignant opinions on the matter, is football’s fiercely-competitive nature, the fact that any advantage, be it financial, tactical, physical or psychological will be sought by its participants.Observing rivals’ training sessions is not new, nor it is a breach of the sport’s ethics, certainly no more than, say, a player texting a friend at another club to find out their likely starting XI. Believe me, they both happen regularly.The issue of diving is another which is guaranteed to bring football’s moral arbiters to the table, and they’ve been queuing up of late to have their say on the latest ‘storm’. At the eye of it stands – or falls, if you prefer – Mohamed Salah.It is one of those curious statistical quirks that since Boxing Day, Liverpool have been awarded four penalties in four Premier League games, with Salah responsible for three of those. Prior to that, the Reds had been awarded just one spot-kick in their opening 18 league matches. Salah, of course, won that one too, against Saturday’s opponents, Crystal Palace.Last weekend’s penalty proved decisive, settling a tense encounter with Brighton at the AmEx Stadium.Afterwards, with little else to discuss after another clean sheet and an 18th league win of the campaign for the league leaders, the debate centred on the Egyptian, and whether he was in danger of ‘making a name for himself’. And not the good kind. Mohamed Salah Andy Gray Liverpool PS“I think he’ll have to be careful,” said Andy Gray, the former Everton striker and one-time Sky Sports commentator. “I’m a little concerned how easily Mo Salah is going to ground these days, especially in the penalty area.”Richard Keys, his partner in crime at Sky and now BeIN Sports, agreed, adding “I think he’s getting into the habit of making the most of challenges.At the AmEx, the Brighton supporters booed Salah until the final whistle, chanting “1-0 to the referee” as Liverpool sealed the three points.Their ire really should have been directed towards their own player, Pascal Gross, whose naivety and lack of defensive instinct proved so costly.Gross, just as Mamadou Sakho, Paul Dummett and Sokratis Papastathopolous did earlier in the campaign, paid the price for allowing Salah to get behind them, reacting in a panic by making contact with the forward. In this day and age, it’s a game not worth playing.And that, really, is the rub.Pundits such as Gray and Keys – or ESPN’s Craig Burley, who labelled Salah “pathetic” after he tumbled against Newcastle on Boxing Day – belong to a different era, to a sport with different rules.They criticise Salah – or Harry Kane, or Raheem Sterling, or Jamie Vardy, or Wilfried Zaha – because they don’t understand the way the sport has evolved, and is continuing to do so. They see things in black and white, with nothing in between. Funnily enough, there seems to be none of the same outrage when, let’s say, a defender facing his own goal ‘waits for contact’ from an attacker in order to win a cheap free-kick and relieve the pressure on his side, or when a full-back tells the referee he got the ball when the world can see he did anything but.In both cases, the aim is the same; to force the officials into a decision, to gain an advantage for their side. We can take it further, too. Compare, if you will, the reaction to a ‘simulation’ incident to that of a potential red-card tackle.Which damages the game more, a player going to ground when having his shirt pulled in the penalty area, or a 13-stone defender flying, studs showing, into another player’s ankle, shin or knee?Witness how those same pundits, brought up in a world where ‘leaving a bit’ on an opponent was to be applauded – encouraged even – make allowances for such challenges. ‘Part of the game’ they’ll say; aggression is to be admired, but winning your side a ‘soft’ penalty is not, even if the aim of both is the same.Mohamed Salah Liverpool 2018-19This is not a Liverpool moan, although the Reds do currently have a player, Joe Gomez, sidelined after a ‘ball-winning’ challenge from Burnley’s Ben Mee last month. “A fantastic tackle,” Sean Dyche called it. Presumably, the Clarets boss would be equally impressed if it was his player on the receiving end?Rather, this is a debate which cuts to the core of football in this country.Going to ground under a foul – and Gross’ challenge on Salah was a foul, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise – can ‘earn you a reputation’, yet endangering the safety of an opponent can be excused, accepted.“You can’t take tackles out of the game,” Mee said. His views will be echoed across the sport, no doubt.And yet we have seen rule changes designed to do exactly that. The ‘tackle from behind’ was outlawed in the 1990s, with rules tightened further before the 1998 World Cup. It was a sensible decision, even if it made life tougher for defenders, who were forced to modify their game, to stay on their feet more, to be less reckless as a result.In this correspondent’s view, the same sort of clampdown is needed on challenges which ‘take the ball’ but at such force that the follow-through puts the opponent at risk.We know the type, and it would be nice to see managers, players and pundits begin to accept that tackles which break bones, rupture ligaments and split shins are as much ‘part of the game’ as terrace racism, crumbling stadia and the Cup Winners’ Cup.The game has changed, the rules have changed, and it is time attitudes changed.As for Salah, his job is simple; to keep doing what he’s doing. And if defenders refuse to learn the lessons of Sakho and Dummett, Sokratis and Gross, then more fool them… Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Drug company Actelion to pay 360M in kickback probe

first_imgBOSTON — A pharmaceutical company has agreed to pay $360 million to resolve allegations that it used a charitable foundation to pay kickbacks to Medicare patients.The U.S. attorney’s office in Boston announced the settlement Thursday with Actelion Pharmaceuticals US Inc., which was acquired last year by health care giant Johnson & Johnson.Federal prosecutors say South San Francisco-based Actelion illegally used a purportedly independent charity to cover the co-payments of thousands of Medicare patients taking its pulmonary arterial high blood pressure drugs.Prosecutors say that helped the company convince patients to buy its drugs when the prices it set would have otherwise prevented them from doing so. The U.S. attorney’s office says that violated the anti-kickback law.A message was left with Actelion on Thursday seeking comment.The Associated Presslast_img read more

92yearold woman killed in crash between car and freight train OPP

Ontario Provincial Police says a 92-year-old woman has died following a collision in Zorra Township. It happened at a level rail crossing on 31st Line around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.The woman was driving east when she collided with a freight train that was travelling westbound. OPP say the rail crossing is controlled by flashing lights. Police have identified the victim as Helen Beggs, of Zorra Township. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to contact OPP.

US stocks edge higher as China eases trade tensions

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks moved higher in early trading on Wednesday as investors snapped up technology companies following China’s move to exempt some U.S. products from a recent round of tariffs.The tech sector, which has much to gain or lose in the trade war, moved broadly higher in the early going. Apple, which unveiled a variety of new products and services a day earlier, rose 1.5%. Chipmaker Nvidia rose 1.1%.Energy and communications stocks also made strong gains. Oilfield services company Schlumberger rose 2.9% and AT&T rose 1.2%.Banks notched losses in the early going and dragged the financial sector lower. Bank of America and JPMorgan fell and were the biggest weights.Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury rose to 1.74% from 1.70% late Tuesday.China on Wednesday said it will exempt American industrial grease and some other imports from tariff increases, though it kept in place penalties on soybeans and other major U.S. exports ahead of negotiations next month.The move could indicate that both sides are settling in for an extended conflict even as they prepare for talks in Washington aimed at ending the dispute that threatens global economic growth.KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 rose 0.2% as of 10 a.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was essentially flat at 26,910. The Nasdaq rose 0.6%.Investors continued to shift money to smaller-company stocks. The Russell 2000 index rose 0.9%, far outpacing the broader market.OVERSEAS: Stocks in Asia and Europe moved broadly higher. Analysts continue to expect the European Central Bank to inject a shot of stimulus on Thursday to help shore up economic growth. The measures will likely include cuts to a key interest rate and could involve launching new bond purchases.WEAK GAME: GameStop plunged 14% after the video game retailer slashed its full-year profit forecast following a disappointing second quarter. The company continues to struggle as it competes with online game sellers. It is also spending to revitalize existing locations in an effort to attract more customers, but said it will take time to see any results.ARCADE MIRE: Dave & Buster’s Entertainment fell 8.6% after the restaurant and arcade operator cut its sales forecast for the year. The company is facing increased competition. The downturn hit food and beverage sales especially hard during the second quarter.Damian J. Troise, The Associated Press read more

Postmedia chairman Tim Hortons board member Ronald Osborne dies at 66

TORONTO – Postmedia chairman Ronald Osborne, a longtime Canadian businessman who held leadership roles at some of the country’s biggest companies, has died at 66.Osborne was an active member of the Bay Street community, serving as a board member for Tim Hortons Inc. (TSX:THI) and a trustee of RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX:REI.UN) at the time of his death.Postmedia spokeswoman Phyllise Gelfand said he died suddenly in Florida on Tuesday.“It’s a sad day for Postmedia and all the other corporate entities that he sat on,” Postmedia president and CEO Paul Godfrey told The Canadian Press in an interview.“He was by far the most outstanding director that I’ve ever served with.”The list of companies where Osborne held board positions is long and diverse, covering some of the country’s most prominent media and telecom companies, as well as various energy firms.Osborne was the president and chief executive of Maclean Hunter Ltd. in the mid-1980s when he first met Godfrey and worked as his boss. He held the top role at Maclean Hunter starting in 1986 until it was sold to Rogers Communications (TSX:RCI.B) in 1994.“Ron was such a good director with respect to not only finance and corporate governance, but he had such high integrity,” Godfrey said.“Everybody wanted him to be on their board.”Osborne also served as president and chief executive of Ontario Power Generation Inc. and as a senior executive at BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE).Later he was chairman at Four Seasons Holdings Inc. and Sun Life Financial Inc. (TSX:SLF).Other companies where Osborne held board positions included Nortel Networks, Air Canada (TSX:AC.B), Torstar Corp. (TSX:TS.B) and Shell Canada.He also held roles at the Shaw Festival and on the board of governors at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version gave an incorrect day for Osborne’s death. by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 9, 2013 5:46 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Postmedia chairman, Tim Hortons board member Ronald Osborne dies at 66 read more

Arts students to tour Europe

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Secondary school students from Alphington Grammar will depart for a European art and culture tour next Wednesday. I always show the students photos and they said to me ‘why don’t you take us with you next time?’Head of Art at Melbourne’s Alphington Grammar, Mrs Alex Kimonides will take 16 senior school students (from years 10, 11 and 12) on a three week trip, visiting Paris, the Loire Valley and London. The itinerary includes visits to the Louvre Museum, Musee Rodin, and Musee d’Orsay in Paris; The Tate Modern, Tate Britain and National Gallery in London, and other famous landmarks. This is the first time the school trip has run, Mrs Kimonides told Neos Kosmos, adding that it was her own personal trips to Europe that inspired the students. “I teach art to adults as well, and I take them overseas; we’ve done about five overseas trips. I always show the students photos and they said to me ‘why don’t you take us with you next time?’” Mrs Kimonides said. Experiencing great works of art first-hand is imperative for art students, Mrs Kimonides said. “We study all these works and we’re relying on second hand images that we download to show the students, and Australia doesn’t really have the architecture in terms of art galleries and museums, so it’s so beneficial for the students to be able to see the art first hand and experience the culture,” she said. The students, accompanied by Mrs Kimonides, Monica Bardon, Josie Walta, and other chaperones, will fly to Paris, visit the Loire Valley and travel by rail to London. Mrs Kimonides said fitting everything into three weeks of travel is always a challenge. “There are some thing you have to do, you can’t not see the Mona Lisa. The students will be appreciating traditional, classic artworks in Paris, but then we’ll also be visiting the Tate museum, where students can appreciate modern art and things that are a bit different. It’s a good balance,” she said. And instead of keeping a typical travel diary, students will sketch their experiences in visual diaries, Mrs Kimonides said. “Students will record everything visually, everything we see, everything we visit, we sketch it.”last_img read more

The Best Mobile Ports of Retro Games Are Totally Radical

first_img The Most Addictive Mobile Clicker GamesSimple Geek’s Guide to…Streaming Services Stay on target Video games have a preservation problem. On average, (legally) playing a good version, or even any version, of an old video game is much harder than watching an old movie or reading an old book, especially if it’s a forgotten old game. Part of this is shameful publisher disinterest in their own history but another part of the problem is technological. Games are locked to specific hardware that ages and becomes tougher to emulate.Unlike video game consoles, mobile operative systems like iOS and Android manage to maintain a decent amount of backward compatibility even as the hardware evolves. Sure we’ve lost some apps during the jump from 32 to 64-bit, but in general you can play a lot of games on your iPhone today that first launched nearly ten years ago. That combined with the sheer size of the mobile user base makes mobile a great home for classic games. Some publishers have even experimented with entire retro game subscription services on mobile.The touch-only controls of mobile devices don’t always get along with classic games that rely on fast and precise button presses. But developers have gotten better at shaping their retro ports for the platform. Or you could just grab a Gamevice. So if you’re feeling nostalgic, these are the most radical mobile ports of retro games.Sonic CDThe Sega CD add-on was a tumorous failure that signaled the beginning of the end of the Sega Genesis and Sega hardware as a whole. But it did give us an excellent Sonic the Hedgehog 2D sidescroller in the form of Sonic CD. For this faithful mobile port the game essentially had to be rebuilt, but the team that did so, led by Christian Whitehead, used that knowledge to eventually develop the incredible Sonic Mania.Chrono TriggerAside from The World Ends With You, Square Enix’s mobile ports haven’t had a great reputation. Whether it’s needlessly high prices, smeared new graphics replacing elegant pixels, sloppy touch overlay controls, or spelling errors, they just seem lazy. Fortunately, Chrono Trigger is so good it doesn’t really matter. A game developed by JRPG titans Square and Enix before they had merged, this SNES masterpiece was once pretty rare, getting limited ports on the DS and PlayStation, before landing on mobile.Grand Theft Auto IIIWho doesn’t know what Grand Theft Auto is? You know about it. I know about it. Old people are scared of it. Kids covet it. Daniel Radcliffe acts in bad movies about it. Rockstar’s open-world ode to crime changed video games forever, specifically in this third entry. This is where the series made its Ocarina of Time-esque leap from top-down 2D to full 3D, making the mayhem that much more mainstream and immersive. GTA, a series enjoyed by hundreds of millions of people, is perfect for mobile devices owned by hundreds of millions of people.Mega Man XMega Man X’s focus on tight platforming and accurate shooting may make it seem like a strange fit for mobile. And yeah you may die even more here than you did back on the SNES. But the exaggerated cartoon art style and clearly communicated level rules make the game much more fair on mobile than you might be willing to admit. It wasn’t that the controls were bad, you just weren’t paying attention. Play this classic and weep for Mega Man’s current state.DoomDoom didn’t invent the first-person shooter, but iD Software’s romp through Hell did establish just how fun it could be to shoot bullets at demons through your own eyes. An early flashpoint for the violence in games controversy, I remember covertly playing Doom on school PCs while the MIDI music teacher wasn’t looking. Part of what makes Doom 2016 so astonishing is how well it modernizes the feel of the first Doom, but don’t sleep on the original, now available on mobile.Grim FandangoAdventure games just aren’t my thing. They have some of the best, funniest writing in video games as well as some of the most fascinating worlds that aren’t reliant on base violence. But too often the puzzles are too obtuse. However, some are classics, including LucasArts’ Aztec afterlife noir adventure Grim Fandango. The relaxed cerebral pace of adventure games works great on mobile, and this mobile port features remastered visuals that won’t look like grainy mush on your HD screens.NBA JamThe version of NBA Jam on mobile isn’t the original arcade sports masterpiece from Midway. Instead, it’s the EA remake from a few years ago. But that version totally still captures what makes NBA Jam arguably the best sports game ever made. From flaming balls to big heads to playable presidents, NBA Jam even lets a non-sports fan like me revel in the high-flying fun of professional basketball.Pac-Man Championship Edition DXAsk people what first comes to mind when they think of “retro games” and chances are you’ll be hearing a lot of Pac-Man. It’s no Ms. Pac-Man, but Pac-Man Championship Edition DX proves that even after all these years there’s value in refining the Pac-Man formula, or just adding sick neon colors and thumping beats to it. Play it on mobile for portable Pac attacks.View as: One Page Slides1/81. Chrono Trigger is a JRPG masterpiece from Square and Enix before they even merged.2. Doom didn’t invent the FPS, but it did establish how great the genre could be.3. The relaxed cerebral pace of hilarious adventure games like Grim Fandango are perfect for mobile.4. Grand Theft Auto III’s open-world ode to crime changed video games forever.5. Play Mega Man X on mobile and weep over Mega Man’s current fate.6. NBA Jam might be the greatest sports game ever made.7. Pac-Man Championship Edition DX proves there’s still value in refining the Pac-Man formula after all these years. 8. The team behind the mobile port of Sonic CD later used that knowledge to develop to stellar Sonic Mania.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

SJM announces pay rise for Macau IR staff

first_img Macau GGR tumbles 8.6% in August RelatedPosts Sociedade de Jogos de Macau, S.A., better known as SJM, has become the latest concessionaire to announce a salary increase for its staff with eligible employees set to see their wages rise by between 2.5% and 8.3%.The increase, effective from 1 April 2019, will see eligible employees whose monthly salary is less than MOP$16,000 enjoy a pay increase of MOP$600, equivalent to an increase of 3.7% to 8.3%, while employees with a monthly salary of MOP$16,000 or above will enjoy a pay increase of 2.5%. JW Marriott at Galaxy Macau named venue and Galaxy Entertainment Group named Venue Sponsor for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Black Tie Gala Dinner Galaxy offers first glimpse of new Galaxy Macau convention center ahead of 2021 launch Load More Fellow Macau IR operator Melco Resorts & Entertainment recently announced a similar pay increase of between 2.5% and 7.5% for its employees, which will also come into effect from 1 April.In its announcement, SJM said that it will create more than 8,000 new jobs when its Cotai integrated resort, Grand Lisboa Palace, opens in the next 12 months. The company has previously stated that construction of Grand Lisboa Palace will be completed before the end of 2019.last_img read more

Aquaman spinoff The Trench to bring more underwater adventures

first_img Tags More Aquaman DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) $299 at Amazon Jason Momoa’s Aquaman is the superhero the world needs Aquaman review: Splashy epic is movie catch of the day That Aquaman post-credits scene, explained See it Sarah Tew/CNET $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Turo Comment Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Tags Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) 1 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Share your voice Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Share your voice The Cheapskate I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. $6 at Tidal $60 at Best Buy JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) 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). The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) DC Comics,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Apple iPhone XS TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays $210 at Best Buy Sarah Tew/CNET $999 77 Photos $59 at eBay Read the AirPods review $520 at HP $155 at Google Express 7 An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. See at Amazon Read DJI Osmo Action preview Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) 2019 movies to geek out over Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR $999 Chris Monroe/CNET Sarah Tew/CNET Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. This seems like a smart move on the part of Warner Bros. considering the 2018 Aquaman movie starring Jason Momoa did so well at the box office, becoming the DCEU’s first $1 billion dollar-earning film.  Aquaman director James Wan isn’t slated to direct The Trench, but he will serve as a producer. The Trench reportedly won’t feature the main cast of Aquaman.No other official details about The Trench have been revealed yet. Warner Bros. did not immediately respond to a request for comment.   DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. 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. $999 $999 See It Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) See It Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Comments Read the Rylo camera preview Boost Mobile TV and Movies See at Turo Sprint Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) See It Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Angela Lang/CNET Jason Momoa won’t be featured in the next Warner Bros. underwater adventure, The Trench.  Warner Bros. Pictures Don’t get out of the water yet. More oceanic fun with DC Comics characters is on the way.Warner Bros. has hired screenwriters Noah Gardner and Aidan Fitzgerald to write an Aquaman movie spinoff called the Trench, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Trench refers to the deadly amphibious creatures that attacked Aquaman and Mera in the 2018 Aquaman film.  Read Google Home Hub review Sarah Tew/CNET Best Buy Amazonlast_img read more

Girls Who Code Learn Lessons Beyond The Classroom

first_imgBy Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFROFor Danielle Anane,16, the Girls Who Code summer immersion program went beyond getting the tools she needs to eventually major in computer engineeringSisterhood emerged as another benefit throughout the seven-week program.“Meeting the girls that have the same interests as me, that’s the highlight, and coding,” said Anane of Silver Spring. “I made a lot of friends and hopefully we’re still keeping in contact after the program is over.”Gabrielle Coleman shaking hands with instructors from the Girls Who Code program on graduation day. (Photo by Micha Green)Girls Who Code is a nonprofit that supports and grooms women for careers in computer science. It aims to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what programmers traditionally look like and do.“It’s a great opportunity for the girls to see who they can be,” said Dedra Eatmon, site leader for Girls Who Code.According to the National Girls Collaborative Project, women make up half of the U.S. college-educated workforce, but just 29 percent of the science and engineering workforce, with women of color representing less than one in 10 employed scientists and engineers.The free summer immersion program ended Aug. 9 with a graduation for the 20 high-school girls at the AT&T Forum for Technology, Entertainment & Policy in Washington, D.C. — the telecom giant has given Girls Who Code more than $4.3 million since 2012. The summer immersion program has been around the District since 2013, said Claudia Jones, AT&T’s senior vice president of public affairs and global communications.The girls spent their seven weeks working in groups to design website prototypes aiming to solve a particular problem. For example, one of the groups designed a site that helps students find internships, study abroad programs and scholarships.Another group crafted a website that finds local activities for couples with the tagline: “You pick the mate, we pick the date.” Another website the girls designed helped the user find places to eat — the girls plan to complete the websites so that they actually function.Over the summer, the girls — six of whom are Black —  learned how to code in various programming languages including HTML, CSS, Scratch, Arduino, Java Script and Python.They also met women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields, took part in a hackathon where they presented their completed projects to members of Congress, visited the Federal Communications Commission and Capitol Hill where they talked to women there about careers in the tech industry and learned about their own possible career paths in computer science during a panel discussion featuring mentors from AT&T, Microsoft, Software.org and others.In doing so, AT&T is creating a pipeline for women it can tap into when it’s time to hire, whether it’s for internships or actual employment opportunities.“I can say it’s self-serving,” Jones told the AFRO. “We think diversity’s really important — diversity of thought and diversity of gender. In order to have that, you need to have women in your organization.”Seeing other successful women in tech inspired Ruth Alemu, 16, to major in computer science after she graduates from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in 2020.In her view, computer science allows you to create anything you can think of — your thoughts actually become physical and real.The most important lesson Alemu learned over the summer was perseverance.“Just work together, help others and the same will happen to you too,” Alemu said. “And if you have challenges, just try again and again to get through it. And you will.”last_img read more

KTM to start from Sept 27

first_imgKerala Travel Mart (KTM) will hold its biennial meet in Kochi from September 27 to 30. Being held in the wake of the devastating floods that rampaged through large swathes of the coastal state, the 10th edition of KTM will focus on measures that would lead to a strong resurgence of tourism, which is the mainstay of Kerala’s economy.The inaugural session of the four-day event, being organised by the KTM Society in association with the State Tourism Department, will be held at Grand Hyatt, Bolgatty, on September 27.“The response to this edition of KTM has been overwhelming with 395 overseas buyers and 1,095 domestic buyers have registered as participants. The complete list of participants for the Buyer-Seller meet will be released on September 10,” said Baby Mathew, President, KTM Society.As in its previous editions, KTM will serve as a strong platform to showcase its time-tested as well as new products of Kerala and establish firm business links by bringing together internationally reputed buyers and sellers and tour operators under one roof. The new products launched by the state government like the Malabar River Cruise project, focusing on nine rivers in north Kerala, will be showcased before the delegates.Major topics to be deliberated at the seminars will include enhancing the green cover of the state, rainwater harvesting and reduction of the use of plastic. In its previous edition, the key themes of discussion included promotion of organic products, attaining energy efficiency and garbage management.“Special arrangements have also been made for the large media contingent reaching the city to cover the event, including fully hosted tours to prime destinations across the state from September 23 to 27. As many as 20 media persons from abroad and 26 from different parts of the country will be reporting the event from the spot,” said Abraham George, former President and expert member of the National Tourism Advisory Committee (NTAC).last_img read more

Outlook Good for Pending Home Sales

first_img Existing-Home Sales Lawrence Yun NAR Pending-Home Sales 2019-02-28 Donna Joseph Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at National Association of Realtors (NAR) says he had expected an increase in January home sales. “A change in Federal Reserve policy and the reopening of the government were very beneficial to the market,” Yun said. He pointed out that positive pending home sales figures in January will likely continue as income is rising faster than home prices in many areas and mortgage rates look to remain steady. “Furthermore, job creation will help lift home buying,” he added. According to the latest Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI) from NAR, pending home sales rebounded strongly in January with all four major regions recording growth last month. The largest surge in pending home sales was reflective in the South. The Index revealed an increase of 4.6 percent to 103.2 in January, up from 98.7 in December. Contract signings on an annual basis, however, declined by 2.3 percent—making this the thirteenth straight month of annual decreases.Yun also noted that higher rates discouraged many would-be buyers in 2018. “Homebuyers are now returning and taking advantage of lower interest rates, while a boost in inventory is also providing more choices for consumers,” he said. The index also found year-over-year increases in active listings in Denver, Colorado, Seattle and Washington to name a few. Nashville, Tennessee saw the largest increase in active listings in January compared to a year ago. In 2019, Yun forecasts existing home sales to be around 5.28 million—dropping 1.1 percent from 2018 (5.34 million). The national median existing-home price this year is expected to increase by around 2.2 percent. Data from the PHSI indicated that Northeast rose 1.6 percent to 94.0 in January, and is now 7.6 percent above a year ago. In the Midwest, the index rose 2.8 percent to 100.2 in January, 0.3 percent lower than January 2018. February 28, 2019 980 Views Outlook Good for Pending Home Salescenter_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Sharelast_img read more

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first_img This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Noah Jupe, from left, Millicent Simmonds and John Krasinski in a scene from “A Quiet Place.” Horror has emerged as one of the most bankable and inventive genres for a Hollywood desperate for hits. The $50 million debut of John Krasinksi’s “A Quiet Place” suggests horror’s big 2017 has carried over to 2018.(Jonny Cournoyer/Paramount Pictures via AP) LOS ANGELES, CA. (NEWS 1130) – “A Quiet Place” and “Rampage” are fighting it out again for the top spot at the domestic box office this weekend and easily beating newcomers like Amy Schumer’s “I Feel Pretty” and “Super Troopers 2.”According to studio estimates Sunday, John Krasinski’s thriller, “A Quiet Place,” has sneaked back into first place in its third weekend in theatres with $22 million, while the Dwayne Johnson movie “Rampage” landed in second with $21 million.The strong hold for both films left “I Feel Pretty” with a third place debut for STX with an estimated $16.2 million. The sequel to the cult comedy “Super Troopers” meanwhile cruised into fourth place with $14.7 million.The Blumhouse horror “Truth or Dare” took fifth place with $7.9 million. ‘A Quiet Place,’ ‘Rampage’ lead newcomers at box office by Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press Posted Apr 22, 2018 9:05 am PDT Last Updated Apr 22, 2018 at 9:34 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Related Stories ‘A Quiet Place’ roars at box office with $50M debut center_img Summary John Krasinski’s latest flick rakes in big bucks at the weekend box office A Quiet Place|box officelast_img read more

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