London Olympics: Ukraine beat Germany to win gold in women’s quadruple sculls rowing

first_imgUkraine charged to an Olympic rowing gold in the women’s quadruple sculls on Wednesday, beating the world champion Germans by clear water. Ukraine’s Kateryna Tarasenko, Nataliya Dovgodko, Anastasia Kozhenkova and Yana Dementieva quickly shot into the lead and never gave the rest of the field a chance, crossing the line in six minutes, 35.93 seconds.Germany pipped the United States to the silver three seconds behind, while Beijing Games gold medallists China finished fifth. Australia were placed fourth.last_img read more

ONE: Eduard Folayang ready to face an improved Lowen Tynanes again

first_img‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Eduard Folayang. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philppines—If there’s one man who knows Lowen Tynanes to a near fault, it’s ONE World lightweight champion Eduard Folayang.Tynanes and Folayang fought once back in 2012 with the American taking a technical knockout victory after pulverizing the Filipino champion into a bloody pulp.ADVERTISEMENT Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Young Filipino ballers get shot to compete at Jr. NBA Global Championship MOST READ Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusationscenter_img PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes And even though that was several years ago, Folayang (21-6) still saw glimpses of the man who defeated him when became a cornerman to Team Lakay stablemate Honorio Banario in January of 2019 in ONE: Hero’s Ascent.Tynanes (10-0) was still a monster in the ground hammering down on Banario to take a first round TKO win in the quarterfinals of the ONE World Lightweight Grand Prix.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesFolayang said the Tynanes he saw against Banario was the same one he fought, with not much changing in terms if physical abilities, but it’s the American’s psychology that has vastly improved in the years since they matched up.“It was the same old approach, but it was nonetheless a good performance,” said Folayang. “He will take you to the ground and punish you from there. If you compare my fight with him and Honorio, his style was the same. He’s still strong and powerful.” LATEST STORIES PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 “He’s the same fighter from 2012, in my opinion. I think Tynanes’ improvement is more on his in-cage intelligence.”Folayang is set to defend his title against Shinya Aoki on March 31 at Ryogoku Kokugikan in ONE: New Era, ONE’s first card in Japan, and although that’s the priority on his agenda he’s not discounting a potential rematch with Tynanes.“It’s very possible,” said Folayang. “We belong in the same division and he’s part of the World Grand Prix. The chance of facing him again has a high probability.”“If ever we’ll meet again inside the cage or in the ring, I am open to it. I am ready to face him.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Rookie CJ Perez lifts Dyip to 1st win with career performance

first_imgEthel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too The Dyip finally won after opening the conference at 0-3 and Perez hopes it’s only the beginning especially with a new import in Lester Prosper coming in for Kyle Barone.“It’s a great feeling. The coaches and management are very happy that we won,” he said. “I hope the new import who will be arriving will be more hard working,”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines–Blackwater rookie Ray Parks has been on a tear in his first four games in the PBA.Not to be outdone, however, is another newcomer in CJ Perez, who has been brilliant since making his debut last conference.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Stefanos Tsitsipas first Greek in 83 years to reach French Open last 16 Perez on Saturday had his best game yet, exploding for a career-high 39 points on 16-of-21 shooting from the field that went with nine rebounds and three steals to lead Columbian’s 120-105 thrashing of NLEX in the 2019 Commissioner’s Cup.“I guess I was just lucky today,” Perez said in Filipino, downplaying his impressive performance. “Thank God because we were able to get our first win.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsWhen asked if he’s motivated by Parks’ scintillating start, Perez would rather focus on helping Columbian win than trying to one-up the two-time UAAP MVP out of National University.“Not really. Of course, you’re inspired to play and you have to compete. But whatever it is that I’m giving the team even if it is outside scoring and as long as we’re winning won’t be a problem with the coaches. We all just want to win.” View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more

Alvarez Takes Title Over Cotto

first_imgLAS VEGAS — Canelo Alvarez made a case for himself as boxing’s next star Nov. 21, landing the bigger punches to take a unanimous decision over Miguel Cotto and win a piece of the middleweight title.Alvarez took the fight to Cotto from the opening bell, winning rounds with big right hands and uppercuts. Cotto tried to box and had his moments, but Alvarez was clearly ahead as the crowd stood on its feet as both fighters traded punches in the final rounds.Alvarez won the WBC version of the title that Cotto vacated days earlier for not paying sanctioning fees. His win set up a possible megafight with Gennady Golovkin, the middleweight champion who was watching at ringside.“With all due respect if he wants to fight right now I’ll put the gloves on and fight him,” Alvarez said.Alvarez won by scores of 117-11, 119-109 and 118-110. The Associated Press had him ahead 116-112.Alvarez, whose only loss came to Floyd Mayweather Jr., set the tone early, winging big left hooks in the first round that Cotto largely avoided. As the fight went on, though, he began landing more of his punches as he patiently stalked Cotto around the ring.Cotto boxed well at times and landed flurries of punches, but his didn’t seem to have nearly the same power as those thrown by Alvarez. In the final rounds, Alvarez caught Cotto with a series of punches that seemed to shake him some though he was never down and never appeared in real trouble.“It’s an emotion I can’t put into words,” Alvarez said. “I’m very happy and much respect to Miguel Cotto. I will always respect him and he’s a great champion but now it’s my era.”Cotto expressed disappointment in the judges’ decision, but left the ring before speaking.“We thought it was much closer than the scorecards showed,” said Cotto’s trainer, Freddie Roach. “It was a competitive fight.”Alvarez went into Cotto’s locker room after the fight, telling the fighter he just beat that “I admire you.”Though the fight was for a 160-pound title it was fought at a catch weight of 155 pounds. Alvarez weighed exactly that the day before the fight, but after rehydrating appeared much larger in the ring than did Cotto, who was 153 1/2 pounds at the official weigh-in.Alvarez was a 3-1 favorite coming into the bout, largely because he is 10 years younger than Cotto and a bigger puncher.The ages didn’t seem to make a difference, but the ringside judges were surely influenced by the harder punches that the red-headed Alvarez landed.Cotto was credited with throwing 629 punches to 484 for Alvarez, but Alvarez landed 155 to 129 for Cotto.Cotto had vowed to pull the upset by using his boxing skills, and at times he was quite effective. But by the third round, Alvarez was landing some of the big punches he was winging at Cotto.The fight was the latest in the boxing rivalry between Mexico and Puerto Rico. Alvarez, from Mexico, was the clear favorite of the crowd at the Mandalay Bay casino. But Cotto was competitive and a lot of the early rounds were close.The action picked up in the eighth round, with both fighters trading punches. Again, Alvarez landed the harder shots, using his uppercut effectively and shaking Cotto with punches to the head.Cotto, who earned $15 million, fell to 40-5, while Alvarez improved to 46-1-1.In a wild fight on the undercard, Francisco Vargas seemed to be taking a beating and was half blinded before coming back to stop Takashi Miura of Japan at 1:31 of the ninth round.Vargas won a piece of the 130-pound title, but paid a price to do it. He was knocked down once and staggered at the end of the eighth round, and the ring doctor looked closely at his swollen right eye before allowing the fight to continue in the ninth.When it did, Vargas landed a sudden right and left that knocked Miura down. He followed it by chasing the champion around the ring, finally landing a series of shots to the head that prompted the referee to step in and stop the bout.Vargas, of Mexico, improved to 23-0-1, while Miura fell to 29-3-2.(TIM DAHLBERG, AP Boxing Writer) TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more


first_imgOfficials in Plymouth county have learned there are still a lot of concerns about the proposed Ply-wood Recreational Trail that would run from Le Mars to Sioux city along the highway 75 corridor.Two nights of informational meetings wrapped up Thursday in Merrill where over 50 people attended and many of those had questions and concerns.Craig Anderson was one of three Plymouth County Supervisors who attended themeeting with questions about the cost of the project:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……….hospital remodeling. :18Trail spokesman Gregg Grupp says the the trail would provide the region with an amenity to add to the local quality of life:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..entire equation. :23But Anderson feels there are many other projects where money could be better spent:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………road to pave. ;18The Plymouth County Supervisors as a group have so far declined to support the trail project.Photo by Dennis Morricelast_img read more

‘Mourinho found value in frustrating market’

first_imgTransfers Perisic frustration but Man Utd boss Mourinho praised by Neville for finding value Last updated 2 years ago 00:25 9/2/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) HD Mourinho Getty Transfers Manchester United Premier League José Mourinho Zlatan Ibrahimović Romelu Lukaku The former defender believes the Red Devils are in good shape for having added Romelu Lukaku, Nemanja Matic and Victor Lindelof to their ranks Manchester United will be “satisfied” with their summer transfer business despite missing out on Ivan Perisic, says Gary Neville.The Red Devils avoided the need for a late scramble on deadline day as they were able to get much of their recruitment work done early.Deals for Victor Lindelof, Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic were completed in time for all three to be bedded into the fold before the 2017-18 campaign began. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Another short-term deal has also been agreed with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Neville believes United are now in good shape and an example to others of how windows can be successfully negotiated.“I think he’ll be satisfied because it was very clear from the beginning he wanted four,” the former Red Devils defender told Sky Sports.Man United 9/4 to win the Premier League“Jose, to be fair, is usually outstanding in the transfer market and he’s proven it again. “To get Matic, even Lukaku when he signed it was on the edge of [being] too much money, but now you’re thinking it’s good deal. Gary Neville Jose Mourinho window 2017“They needed a centre-back and they got Lindelof, they’ve got Ibrahimovic back.“I think he wanted Perisic, I think he wanted a wide player but hasn’t got it but he understands ultimately that he can’t get every player he wants.“I think they got good prices so I think they can be happy, maybe he might have wanted one more, but I think he’ll be happy generally with what’s happened in the summer, particularly when he looks at some of the transfer windows other clubs have had that have been frustrating.”United’s new boys have helped them to make a flying start to their Premier League title quest, with nine points taken from their opening three fixtures.Mourinho’s men have also kept clean sheets in each of those outings, while plundering 10 goals at the opposite end of the field to set the early pace.last_img read more

a month agoMan Utd keeper De Gea: Away support crucial at West Ham

first_imgMan Utd keeper De Gea: Away support crucial at West Hamby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United goalkeeper David de Gea says their support will be key at West Ham.United fans will be out in force at the London Stadium and, now in his ninth season at the club, De Gea knows exactly how significant our travelling supporters are for the team.“They are vitally important to us,” said the goalkeeper.“Our fans that follow us away from home are just incredible. Sometimes it’s just like we are playing at home in those away fixtures! “It’s amazing… it helps us all tremendously down there on the pitch, we can always feel the warmth from our fans and that is hugely important to us.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

France Misuse of Photo of a Moroccan Policeman Stirs Controversy

Rabat – A photo of a policeman in the Moroccan city of Tangier, who died in 2015, has stirred controversy in France after it was used in a news story about the assault of three policemen in the town of Bobigny. The photo of the Moroccan policeman, known in Morocco as “the policeman of Tangier”, who died after he was crushed by a taxi driver who refused to stop for police, has caused outrage throughout France after it was used on social media for a news story about an assault of three policemen.The three French policemen were attacked by French nationals in the town of Bobigny, near Paris, during a routine patrol in the town. After the news story went viral, France24 investigated the photo and published a report on its website explaining that the photo was used to stir people’s anger about the assault.It also pointed out that the photo depicting the Moroccan policeman who died in Tangier two years ago has nothing to do with the incident in Bobigny. read more

MR to attend UN meet

The General debate of the 68th session takes place from September 24. Last year External Affairs Minister Professor G.L Peiris addressed the sessions on behalf of Sri Lanka while in 2011 President Mahinda Rajapaksa spoke. (Colombo Gazette) The High level meetings at the UN in New York will be held from September 23 to October 4. President Mahinda Rajapaksa is scheduled to attend the high level meeting of the UN General Assembly later this month, Presidential spokesman Mohan Samaranayake said.However he said the final schedule of the President’s visit to the US for the meeting is still not confirmed. read more

TNA reiterates demand for opposition leader post

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) yesterday reiterated its stand for the opposition leader post as the new Parliament met for the first time.The TNA Parliamentary Group convened yesterday and TNA leader R. Sampanthan was elected as the TNA’s Parliamentary Group Leader at this meeting. It was also decided that Sampanthan should be appointed as the Leader of the Opposition in Parliament. On this basis, TNA MP Selvam Adaikalanathan accepted appointment to the post of Deputy Chairman of Committees. The TNA Parliamentary group also appointed TNA MP Dharmalingam Siddharthan as the Party whip, Sivagnanam Sritharan as the Secretary of the Parliamentary Group and M. A. Sumanthiran as the party spokesman. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Zeid tells UNHRC next few months important for Sri Lanka

He said that important steps have been taken to reform the Constitution, revive independent institutions, and restore an environment for free expression and debate. The High Commissioner said that the next months will be important, as the Government embarks on national consultations for the design of a comprehensive transitional justice process to implement fully the Council’s resolution.He said that it will be very important that this takes place in an environment free of surveillance and intimidation, so the voices of victims can be heard. Reports of violations must be promptly investigated and addressed. The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein today told the UN Human Rights Council that the next few months will be important for Sri Lanka.Addressing the Council during its 31st session after submitting his annual report,  Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said that Sri Lanka is on its own journey towards accountability, reconciliation and durable peace. “Powerful symbolic gestures of reconciliation have been made, for instance singing the national anthem in Tamil – although other steps, such as the release of land held by the military, reviewing the cases of security detainees, and resolving the issue of disappearances, need to move forward faster,” he added. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said he looks forward to reporting to the Council further on the progress in Sri Lanka at the June session. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Two bodies found in Pelham

00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09 Niagara regional police removed two bodies from behind a home in rural Pelham this evening, a neighbour says the couple hasn’t been seen since Sunday.Police are remaining tight-lipped and would not say who the victims are.It was around eight o’clock this evening when officials removed the bodies from behind the home, and continue to guard the scene. Police did say the bodies are that of a man and a woman.A neighbour says that the pair who live at the house are Jonathon and Christina, and that they may be in their forties. She told us Jonathan works at Brock University in St. Catharines but wasn’t sure what Christina does for a living.She also mentioned the pair were very passionate about their love for one another and would often be seen showing their affection outside.The neighbour doesn’t believe they have any children, but says Christina’s car hasn’t been at the house for 2 weeks.She also said she hasn’t seen their cars move or lights come on at the house since Sunday.Niagara police would not say who the bodies belonged to and since it’s so early in the investigation wouldn’t say much about what happened. read more

Air Canada firms up order for 45 Bombardier CSeries passenger jets

Air Canada firms up order for 45 Bombardier CSeries passenger jets by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 28, 2016 5:53 am MDT Last Updated Jun 28, 2016 at 7:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email MONTREAL – Air Canada has finalized a previously announced order for at least 45 Bombardier CSeries passenger jets, worth US$3.8 billion at list prices.Deliveries of the CS300 jets, currently the largest model of Bombardier’s new CSeries planes, will begin in late 2019 and extend to 2022.Air Canada (TSX:AC) also has an option to order up to 30 additional CS300s — making the order potentially worth up to US$6.3 billion, at list prices. The actual price is usually discounted but not announced.The two Montreal-based companies announced a preliminary agreement in February as part of a series of initiatives by Bombardier (TSX:BBD), Air Canada, and the Quebec and federal governments.The province agreed last week to provide the first US$500-million instalment of a US$1 billion investment in the CSeries program by the end of this month and the second instalment on Sept. 1.Finance Minister Bill Morneau said Ottawa is continuing to negotiate potential financial support for Bombardier, which is seeking US$1 billion from the federal government.Air Canada’s order confirmation was announced a day before Bombardier delivers the first CSeries aircraft to Swiss International Air Lines, the first carrier to operate the new generation of plane. read more

Out of enemy lines Detroit running back Mike Weber commits to Buckeyes

Detroit Cass Tech High School then-junior running back Mike Weber (25) carries the ball during a game on Oct. 25, 2013 in Detroit.Credit: Photo by Bryan MitchellSome believe that Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer is one of the best — if not the best — recruiters in the country.But Meyer said he isn’t even the best recruiter in Columbus.“(Sophomore running back) Ezekiel (Elliott) is our best recruiter,” Meyer said Wednesday.Meyer went as far as to say that he did not think OSU’s final signing of the day, Detroit Cass Tech High School running back Mike Weber, would have signed had Elliott not made contact and discussed Buckeye football with Weber.Elliott, who rushed for 1,878 yards and 18 touchdowns in 2014-15 for the Buckeyes, earned high praise from Meyer, who said he heard Elliott use the term “brother” when talking to Weber.“Mike Weber is not at Ohio State without Ezekiel. I don’t think it happens, I don’t think, I know it doesn’t happen,” Meyer said. “I attribute it to, you believe in what you’re selling. A lot of momentum. And our players right now are bought in. That’s the cool thing. You walk in drills, you see the weight room and the attendance, it’s been great with (strength and conditioning) coach Marotti. There’s a lot of momentum in Ohio State.”While Elliott might have been a deciding factor in persuading Weber to come to Columbus, it was special teams coordinator and cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs who was assigned to make the trips to Detroit to make the OSU pitch.Coombs, who also played an integral role in signing freshman cornerback Damon Webb out of Cass Tech High School in last year’s class, said he encourages recruits to talk to current Buckeyes who are already on the roster.“What we tell our recruits is, ‘You should spend your time talking to our players when we’re not around. You should ask them all the things that you want to know when we’re not around. And we will stand on what they say.’ And that is very valuable,” Coombs said Wednesday. “So when you have a kid like Damon Webb, his experience here (at OSU) is going to translate back home and I think it has been a positive experience, I think his family would tell you that. I think that is what they are sharing with the people at home.”Weber, who was originally committed to the University of Michigan, rescinded his commitment when Brady Hoke was fired in November. He rushed for 2,268 yards on 224 carries with 29 touchdowns during his senior season.Despite de-committing from the Wolverines, Coombs said it still was not easy bringing Weber out of enemy territory.“To walk up to that conference center in the city of Detroit, to a sign board and sign your name to the Ohio State Buckeye paper, that’s a hard thing, and I admire them (out of state commits) for that,” Coombs said. When Weber sent in that letter of intent to play at OSU, Coombs could only describe his excitement in one way. “Euphoria. Euphoria. Yeah. Euphoria. I don’t know another word for that but it is really good,” Coombs said. While Coombs said he does not coach the running back position, he worked “hand in hand” with Buckeye running backs coach Stan Drayton when recruiting Weber. “At some point in time, recruiting changes from the ‘giving them information and attracting them to your program,’ to coaching them. And that’s where Stan takes over. All the conversation about how we are going to run inside zone and A-gap power, that’s his deal,” Coombs said. “How does he fit into the room and the culture of the room? That’s Stan’s deal. My deal is to present to the kid and his parents, his high school coach, all the myriad of benefits that he is going to receive from being an Ohio State Buckeye.”Drayton said Wednesday that he believes Weber will fit right in with his current stable of running backs at OSU. “We have a certain culture that we’re trying to maintain in our running backs room, and just because you can play football and run a fast 40 and score a touchdown doesn’t necessarily mean you fit that culture. And right away I knew Mike Weber was a cultural fit,” Drayton said. “He’s an unselfish player who cares about his teammates. He plays with unbelievable toughness and passion, and I hope that our backs are representing that right now because that’s exactly what we want in our room.”The Buckeyes will find out if Weber fits into the running back room or not when OSU kicks off its 2015 season in Blacksburg, Va., against the Virginia Tech Hokies on Sept. 7. read more

Organic turkey farmers sent death threats by vegan protesters as they accuse

Organic turkey farmers have warned of a co-ordinated campaign by vegan activists, who send death threats and frighten the birds, as attacks rise in the run-up to Christmas.Ethical farms, which allow the public in to see the fields in which their turkeys roam, fear they have been targeted because of their public presence – as factory farms do not open to the public and can afford heavy security.Paul Kelly, who owns the Kelly Bronze turkeys, reared by small farmers across the country and a favourite of Nigella Lawson and Delia Smith, said attacks by protesters are on the rise.His Christmas turkeys roam free in fields together in flocks, and are carefully raised for six months, with would-be buyers able to track the birds’ progress on Instagram.He told the Sunday Telegraph:  “They’re attacking the small farmers because there are lots more of them and they’re easier to target as they can’t afford big padlocks and security.”We’ve been targeted this year, it’s on the rise, there’s nothing you can do. “They’re scaring our turkeys and shouting at them through loudspeakers.”They let the birds out of the pens and we lost four of them, these pedigree turkeys that we were trying to save the colour, they did a lot more harm than good.”The small farmers are happy to show you what they’re doing, it’s the bigger companies who can afford to hide away.”I think there’s a bigger trend towards vegetarianism and veganism, they’ve probably all got together, Christmas turkeys is a high profile thing, they know the farmers have Christmas turkeys on the farm, it’s low hanging fruit for them.”I’ve had death threats, loads. It’s part and parcel of the job. There’s nothing nice about killing any animal but you just treat them as you want to be reared and kill them with absolute respect.”Small, local farms have worried that they could be put out of business if they are subjected to constant vandalism and attacks.Susan Gorst, who runs Moorgate Farm in Potterspury, near Milton Keynes, said this year was the first in 19 years rearing turkeys she has been attacked by vegans.She told the Sunday Telegraph: “The gist of what I thought was their argument was that we kill animals – they said ‘oh you say that you love these animals but you kill them’ “But I thought – we are giving them a happy life, they couldn’t get a happier life anywhere else than what they get here.”Mrs Gorst said the vegans had been frightening her “sensitive” birds by shouting through a tannoy, explaining: “The most disturbing thing for me was they frightened the turkeys and they wouldn’t come out [into the field] again.“They are supposed to be there to protect the animals but they were upsetting the turkeys.“Turkeys are quite sensitive and they don’t like anything unusual.” She said that if the vegans return to her small farm, she will ring the police, adding:  “I found it upsetting that they did pick on me, you take it personally, and you only become a farmer because you love animals, you want to care for them and want to be with them. The reason why I do the things the way I do it is because I don’t agree with big slaughterhouses and cruelty to animals. “If they put us all out of business the only place you could buy a turkey is a big slaughter house and factory farm. We are the people who are trying to improve animal welfare, it’s very unfair.”Farmer Mat Carter, who runs Greendale Farm Shop in Woodbury, Devon, said his staff have been subjected to death threats because of their “pick your own turkey” scheme, where customers can come and look at the turkeys at the farm before choosing one to eat.Vegans had spray-painted “murderer” and “go vegan” on the front of his shop, and on pheasants for sale outside. His staff had also been subjected to unpleasant phone calls, with one reportedly calling and asking the butcher: “How would you like it if I cut you up and put you on the counter?”TV chef Richard Corrigan, who owns a farm at his Virginia Park Lodge hotel and restaurant, said farmers markets and butcher shops should have extra police protection to guard against vegan attacks.He told the Sunday Telegraph: “This is their income, these very aggressive vegans are dealing with farmers income which is already really tight. Authorities need to step in if there’s any intimidating going on and they should have policemen on standby at farmers markets.”Why don’t they sit home and eat their Quorn and enjoy themselves and leave the rest of us alone? Be vegan but keep yourself to yourself, don’t be annoying everyone else.” 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. read more

Casascius Gorgeous physical Bitcoins that have real value

first_imgWith all the recent buzz about Bitcoin — being able to exchange them for Amazon gift cards, and the value of the cryptocurrency soaring to new heights — what might have gotten left out is that you can actually obtain a physical form of the crytpo-currency.Called the Casascius Bitcoin, each physical coin comes in different sizes and is made with different material depending on its value. The coins are made by one person not a government or governing body, so if you’re wondering what gives them actual value, it’s that each coin has a little card embedded inside that contains a Bitcoin wallet with the coin’s value — in BTC — in the account.If you are wondering about the origin of the term “Casascius,” it’s not particularly interesting — it’s Caldwell’s online handle and the name of his site.Created by Bitcoin enthusiast Mike Caldwell, the coins come in values of 1 BTC, 5 BTC, 10 BTC, and 25 BTC, and can only be paid for in Bitcoins. The 1 BTC coin is made of solid brass, has a diameter of about 1.125 inches, and weighs a quarter of an ounce, while the 5 BTC is the same size, but covered in nickel and slightly thicker.The 10 BTC coin is made of 0.999 fined silver, has a diameter of around 1.53 inches, and weighs in at a little over one ounce. This coin is obtainable in either in full silver or a silver version with a gold-plated Bitcoin symbol.Finally, the 25 BTC coin is electroplated with gold, has a diameter of 1.75 inches,  and weighs in at about 1.2 ounces. There’s also a 100 BTC bar — simulating the idea of a gold bar found in a fancy vault — which is electroplated with gold, weighs about 4.2 ounces, and measures in at 80mm x 40mm x 6mm.Currently, 1 BTC is worth about $92, but you can’t purchase a Casascius coin with US dollars, as Bitcoin is the only accepted form of payment.Each physical coin contains a private Bitcoin wallet embedded on a card inside, which can be accessed using an 8-digit code unique to each coin and printed on the outside. In order to redeem the BTC kept on the coin, you simply enter the physical coin’s 8-digit code into your Bitcoin client of choice. Considering the value of the Bitcoin is stored on the card embedded within the coin and not upheld by the coin itself, if you remove funds from the coin, your shiny 25 BTC coin won’t be worth 25 BTC anymore.Each Casascius Bitcoin is protected by a sturdy layer of holograms, which protects the 8-digit code, and is reportedly extremely difficult to tamper with unnoticed. If tampered with, the hologram is said to leave a very noticeable honeycomb pattern on the coin. Since Caldwell created the physical coins, he had access to the cards and the accounts on which the funds are stored. However, he claims that since he has given out his real-world identity, if he ripped you off you’d be able to easily find him and take legal action.Unfortunately, as of April 1 Caldwell had to cease direct orders of Casascius Bitcoins. Due to the sudden popularity of the currency, Caldwell felt unable to supply the market with his coins by himself, so now you can only obtain the physical coins through resellers, or through invites from Caldwell himself. However, if you trust auction sites, it’s easy enough to jump on eBay and find them. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY 25 BTC25 BTC1 BTC10 BTCCasasciusBitcoinBitcoinsBitcoinbitcoin2last_img read more

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Genting Malaysia to form part of new merged entity taking full ownership

first_imgGenting Malaysia has entered into a binding term sheet with Kien Huat Realty III Ltd, the family trust of its Chairman Lim Kok Thay, for the company’s wholly-owned subsidiary Genting (USA) Ltd to acquire 13.2 million shares in Empire Resorts, equivalent to a 35% stake.The transaction forms part of a complicated series of manoeuvres which also saw Empire receive on Tuesday an unsolicited proposal from Kien Huat, which already holds 86% in Empire, to acquire all remaining shares. Empire Resorts owns and operates New York’s Resorts World Catskills as well as harness horseracing facility Monticello Raceway, located 90 miles northwest of New York City. RelatedPosts Genting Malaysia enjoys improved 2Q19 showing on better luck at Resorts World Genting If approved, Genting (USA) Ltd would first acquire its 13.2 million shares from Kien Huat for a total consideration of US$128.6 million, equal to US$9.74 per common share, after which the two companies would jointly acquire by merger all remaining shares in Empire. On the date of the merger going ahead, Genting (USA) Ltd and Kien Huat would contribute all of their combined shares in Empire to the new joint venture entity as well as a cash contribution sufficient to pay all amounts due.The resulting entity would be 51% owned by Kien Huat and 49% by Genting (USA) Ltd.Explaining the reasons behind the move, Genting Malaysia said on Tuesday that it would better position the Resorts World brand in the region through cross-marketing with Resorts World Casino New York City, attract additional customers from other states via those marketing efforts, achieve significant upside through revenue and cost synergies associated with providing arm’s length operating services to Empire, and leverage Genting Malaysia’s experience in the leisure and hospitality industry to enhance Empire’s ramp-up. Empire Resorts to delist from NASDAQ as Genting-linked firms given green light for takeover Genting Malaysia confident of meeting “liquidity challenges” ahead of rumored Empire Resorts bankruptcy claim Load Morelast_img read more

Orthopedic surgeon warns of health risks associated with Ugg boots

Orthopedic surgeon warns of health risks associated with Ugg boots

first_img(WSVN) – With cold weather upon us, you might think about breaking out your Ugg boots.However, one top surgeon says some styles of the comfy footwear could be seriously harming your knees.Orthopedic surgeon Ian McDermott says the boots do not offer enough support and can lead to bad posture, knee or back pain.The problem is not just with Ugg boots, but any soft boots that you see in the winter.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more