BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Representatives of the teams proudly wore their nifty new threads for the upcoming season. New year, new look. 🔥#NIKExNBA(Via @NBA) pic.twitter.com/K4xVbunOAN— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) September 16, 2017Most teams boasted significant and modernized changes to their uniforms, while some opted to keep their signature style from previous seasons.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES From NCAA to UAAP, Ayo and Jarin have each other’s respect In July, Nike confirmed that it will do away with the traditional “Home and Away” uniforms and replace them with the “Association” and “Icon” editions.READ: Nike to junk ‘home’ and ’away’ designations for jerseys next seasonNike also described the colorful designs as “inspired by the team’s desire to make a bold statement every time they step on the court.”The “Statement” uniform will be available for purchase on all NBA Stores starting Nov. 20. /ra Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:08Smash hit? Tesla suffers broken glass mishap at launch of new truck01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View comments WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Nike took over the reigns from Adidas as the official jersey manufacturer of the NBA and it didn’t take long for the sporting giant to leave its mark.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIn a star-studded event in Los Angeles on Friday (Saturday in Manila), both Nike and the NBA officially unveiled their innovative “Statement Jerseys” from all 30 NBA franchises.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Aside from the vibrant alternates, players donned a new hoodie design as warm-ups—another first for the league.
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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Serbia’s Novak Djokovic takes a selfie with spectators as he practices on Rod Laver Arena ahead of his men’s singles final against Spain’s Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019.(AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)MELBOURNE, Australia — The showdown between No. 1 Novak Djokovic and No. 2 Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open final is their 53rd meeting on tour.Djokovic will be trying to win the hard-court tournament for the record seventh time. He’s also bidding for a 15th Grand Slam trophy overall and third in a row.ADVERTISEMENT Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town MOST READ US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants View comments For Nadal, Sunday’s match is a chance to win his second title at Melbourne Park. He’ll also be eyeing an 18th major championship, which would move him within two of Roger Federer’s men’s mark.Nadal has not lost a set in the tournament so far.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsWhen they met in the 2012 Australian Open final, Djokovic won in 5 hours, 53 minutes, the longest Grand Slam title match in history. CJ McCollum has triple-double, Trail Blazers beat Hawks ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
Paul Lee’s impact for Magnolia goes beyond scoring Matt Nieto scored 10 of his total 16 points in the first half where the Blue Eagles easily took control of the game with a 40-19 lead heading into the break.Tyler Tio led Cignal-Ateneo’s with 19 points on 4-of-9 shooting from deep as the blue Eagles notched up their fifth straight win for a 7-1 record.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, logistics“It was a physical game and I think that’s certainly their formula for dealing with our big guys,” said Blue Eagles head coach Tab Baldwin. “I told the players to play through that and play good basketball, and that’s what we’re focused on.”William Navarro finished with a double-double of 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Blue Eagles who played without Thirdy Ravena. MANILA, Philippines—Cignal-Ateneo clinched its playoff spot after punishing Batangas-Emilio Aguinaldo College, 90-46, in the 2019 PBA D-League Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated JP Maguliano led the Generals with 12 points but they’ve bowed out of the playoff race after falling to a 2-6 record. 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 Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
DefinitionKneecap dislocation occurs when the triangle-shaped bone covering the knee (patella) moves or slides out of place. The problem usually occurs toward the outside of the leg.Alternative NamesDislocation – kneecap; Patellar dislocation or instabilityCausesKneecap (patella) dislocation is often seen in women. It usually occurs after a sudden change in direction when your leg is planted. This puts your kneecap under stress.Dislocation may also occur as result of direct trauma. When the kneecap is dislocated, it can slip sideways to the outside of the knee.SymptomsKnee appears to be deformedKnee is bent and cannot be straightened outKneecap (patella) dislocates to the outside of the kneeKnee pain and tendernessKnee swelling”Sloppy” kneecap — you can move the kneecap too much from right to left (hypermobile patella)The first few times this occurs, you will feel pain and be unable to walk. However, if dislocations continue to occur and are untreated, you may feel less pain and have less immediate disability. This is not a reason to avoid treatment. Kneecap dislocation damages your knee joint.First AidIf you can, straighten out the knee. If it is stuck and painful to move, stabilize (splint) the knee and get medical attention.Your health care provider will examine the knee, which could confirm that the kneecap is dislocated.A knee x-ray and, sometimes, MRIs should be done to make sure that the dislocation did not cause a bone to break or cartilage to be damaged. If tests show that you have no such damage, your knee will be placed into an immobilizer or cast to prevent you from moving it for several weeks (usually about 3 weeks).advertisementAfter this time, physical therapy can help build back your muscle strength and improve the knees range of motion.If there is damage to the bone and cartilage, or if the knee cap continues to be unstable, you may need surgery to stabilize the kneecap. This may be done using arthroscopic or open surgery.When to Contact a Medical ProfessionalCall your health care provider if you injure your knee and have symptoms of dislocation.Call your health care provider if you are being treated for a dislocated knee and you notice:Increased instability in your kneePain or swelling return after they went awayYour injury does not appear to be getting better with timeAlso call if you re-injure your knee.PreventionUse proper techniques when exercising or playing sports. Keep your knee strong and flexible.Some cases of knee dislocation may not be preventable, especially if physical factors make you more likely to dislocate your knee.ReferencesCollado H, Fredericson M. Patellofemoral pain syndrome. Clin Sports Med. 2010;29:379-398.De Carlo M, Armstrong B. Rehabilitation of the knee following sports injury. Clin Sports Med. 2010;29:81-106.Steiner T, Parker RD. Patella: subluxation and dislocation. 2. Patellofemoral instability: recurrent dislocation of the patella. In: DeLee JC, Drez D Jr., Miller MD, eds. DeLee and Drezs Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2009:chap 22;sect C.Hing CB, Smith TO, Donell S, Song F. Surgical versus non-surgical interventions for treating patellar dislocation. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2011;11:CD008106.Review Date:6/29/2012Reviewed By:Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; and C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
Movement of separate statehood for Jammu is gradually gathering momentum amid ongoing unrest in Kashmir Valley.Independent Udhampur MLA and former minister of state for finance Pawan Gupta on Saturday demanded New Delhi to immediately delink Jammu province from Kashmir division else citizens would be forced to launch an aggressive campaign to achieve their objective of separate statehood.Pawan Gupta claimed in Jammu, “We have our own political, social and economical aspirations which cannot be met under the failed 70-year-old Kashmir dominated dispensation so we are ready to part ways from Kashmir and carve our separate state for Jammu.REJECTS DEMANDS OF KASHMIR LEADERS Gupta said we reject outright the demand of Kashmir leaders ranging from autonomy to self rule to Azadi to merger with Pakistan to free economic zone to religious state.On the occasion, Gupta resolved to accomplish two goals – separation from Kashmir and a separate statehood for Jammu.Gupta said the entire Kashmir Valley is gripped with radicals and the entire administrative machinery is Kashmir-centric and it is becoming difficult for the people of Jammu region to survive.He said the people of Jammu region are masters of their own destiny and they will not accept any diktat either from Kashmir or New Delhi. He said it is due to the flawed policies of New Delhi the people of Jammu region have been suffering for a long time and now they are ready to launch an aggressive campaign to achieve separate statehood if course correction was not made by the powers be at the helm of affairs.advertisementALSO READ:PM Narendra Modi announces special sports package for Jammu and Kashmir
Arsenal beat Chelsea 6-5 on penalties after Alexandre Lacazette canceled Antonio Rudiger’s early strike late into stoppage time in an entertaining International Champions Cup match at the Aviva Stadium.Antonio Rudiger broke the deadlock in the sixth minute when he headed in from a Cesc Fabregas corner. Chelsea could have gone 2-0 ahead but Petr Cech saved a Alvaro Morata penalty before Lacazette diverted in Reiss Nelson’s cross from the right in the final seconds of injury time to take the game into penalties.Cech again showed his experience and saved Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s badly taken spot-kick to give Arsenal a deserving victory.This was Maurizio Sarri’s first defeat as Chelsea manager.Thank you for an awesome welcome, DublinRespect to all our Irish Gooners pic.twitter.com/hSQibuhTF7Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) August 2, 2018Sarri had made three changes to Chelsea’s starting XI from the Inter Milan match, that they won on penalties in Nice on Saturday. Unai Emery on the other hand, was forced to withdraw Aaron Ramsey from the starting XI just before the match started due to an injury he picked up during the warm-up. He was replaced by Emile Smith-Rowe.The match was a pretty star-studded affair as both the managers looked to give minutes to their stars before the Premier League commences on August 10. The only Chelsea academy product in the starting XI was Callum Hudson-Odoi and he did impress with his pace and creativity as the FA Cup winners played an entertaining first-half.Odoi made his mark in the game early, when he raced into the left flank, checked and found an unmarked Fabregas, whose shot was tipped over by Cech. From the resulting corner, Rudiger scored after a pin-point Fabregas curler found the German unmarked in the box and he gladly obliged with a goal.advertisementOdi continued his impressive run throughout the game as he tormented Hector Bellerin every time he ran at him and in the 14th minute, he god a penalty off him after the U-17 World Cup winner was brought down in the box. However, Morata failed to convert the penalty as Cech dived low to his right to keep the ball out.Morata’s finishing continued to haunt Chelsea as he wasted a few chances to give them the lead.Arsenal on the other hand, were looking fluid and in control despite going down early. Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan continued to find spaces through the middle and ran at the Chelsea defence in the absence of N’Golo Kante.Although they were attacking, Arsenal were not getting the goals. Cech’s sensational form had kept them in the game as Chelsea looked to go 2-0 up.Emery then brought on Alex Iwobi in the 65th minute, brining in some pace and some urgency. Iwobi made an immediate impact and forced a save from both Willy Caballero and his replacement Marcin Bulka.Lacazette was guilty of the worst miss of the match as he misjudged his angles after slipping the ball through Andreas Christensen’s legs but he later made up for it as he connected from a low Nelson cross to take the game to the penalties.Good work tonight, ladsHere’s @UnaiEmery_ welcoming the squad back to the dressing room #ICC2018 pic.twitter.com/88V38edGnGArsenal FC (@Arsenal) August 1, 2018All players barring Loftus-Cheek converted from the spot in the game.Chelsea will next face Manchester City in the Community Shield final at Wembley on Sunday while Arsenal play Lazio in their last pre-season fixture at the Friends Arena in Stockholm on August 4.
Transfers Wenger: Arsenal could sell both Alexis and Ozil in January Goal Last updated 2 years ago 16:56 10/12/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(7) Getty Images Transfers Arsenal Watford v Arsenal Watford Premier League A. Sánchez Mesut Özil Arsène Wenger The Gunners boss says the star duo, who are both in the final year of their contracts, could depart the club when the winter window opens Arsene Wenger says it is “possible” both Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil could leave Arsenal in the January transfer window.The star duo are both in the final year of their contracts at the Emirates Stadium with several of Europe’s high-profile clubs monitoring the situation.Arsenal 9/2 to beat Watford & U2.5 goals Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Goal revealed last week that Alexis has made it clear to the Arsenal board that he has no intention of signing a new deal, with Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain the main candidates to snap him up.Ozil, meanwhile, is attracting interest from Manchester United and Barcelona, but he remains happy in north London and his agent, Erkut Sogut, revealed on Wednesday that talks over a contract extension at Arsenal are heading in a “positive” direction.However, Wenger says it remains possible that both players could leave in the winter transfer window.Speaking ahead of Arsenal’s Premier League clash against Watford on Saturday, he said: “In our situation, we have envisaged every solution. It is possible.”When asked specifically about Ozil’s future at the club, the Frenchman replied: “It is my understanding [that he wants to stay].“I hope the situation can be turned around. At the moment, we are not close enough to announce anything.”Wenger also revealed that he will speak with Alexis ahead of his side’s trip to Watford following the forward’s participation in Chile’s 3-0 defeat against Brazil in midweek.Arsenal travel to Watford on the back of a seven-game unbeaten run in all competitions, whereas the Hornets are unbeaten in their last two league fixtures.
Australia Mancini, Bielsa interested in coaching Australia at World Cup Goal Last updated 1 year ago 08:32 1/10/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Australia World Cup Norway v Australia Norway Friendlies The veteran managers have been confirmed by sources to be interested in piloting the green and gold in Russia Experienced coaches Roberto Mancini and Marcelo Bielsa have both expressed interest in the vacant Australian coaching role to lead the team at the World Cup in Russia.The duo are the latest foreign managers to have thrown their hat in the ring to take over from Ange Postecoglou, in a list that includes Louis Van Gaal, Luiz Felipe Scolari and Sven-Goran Erikkson.Mancini is currently in charge of Russian giants Zenit St Petersburg, but is believed to be considering his options, which include the Socceroos gig but also the vacant Italian national team job. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player A source from AFS Sports Management, a company which works with Mancini’s European-based representatives, confirmed to The World Game that the 53-year-old has always wanted to take a nation to the World Cup and he could be a perfect match for Australia.”He’s under contract at Zenit but has never coached a national team, and what better way to start than at the World Cup?,” Engin Durmus said.”He would be a really strong candidate for Australia and I believe he would bring a new spirit and excitement to the team heading towards Russia.”Mancini has previously taken Inter Milan to three Serie A championships, and also led Manchester City to their maiden Premier League title in 2012.Bielsa, who is currently without a job since being sacked by French club Lille, is also believed to be open to discussions with Football Federation Australia.A close friend of the Argentine told French publication L’Equipe that the FFA had made initial contact but Bielsa had many career options to consider.”Australia? It is not impossible… there is indeed an interest on the part of the Federation (FFA), but other options exist,” the unnamed friend said. “Marcelo still has a lot of energy and he is currently studying different options.”He wants to get back to work in the next few weeks. Once he receives an offer that motivates him, he will fully embark on this new project, as he has always done.”The FFA have said the selection process for a coach is ongoing with the preferred candidate to be announced in mid-February – around a month before the Socceroos play friendlies against Norway and Colombia.Australia has been drawn in group C for June’s World Cup – alongside France, Peru and Denmark.
Seventy-two 4-H members from across Atlantic Canada will learnlivestock show preparation skills during the annual EasternBreeders Incorporated 4-H Showcase from Sunday, June 27 toTuesday, June 29, at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College inBible Hill. 4-H members will learn from Eastern Breeders Incorporated’sexperts about large animal management and show preparationpractices for beef and dairy cattle. They will also learn themost current techniques in clipping, showing and herd management. “These workshops will provide important skills to our young dairyand beef producers,” said Agriculture and Fisheries MinisterChris d’Entremont. The highlight of the event is a beef and dairy show that will beheld at 9:30 a.m. on June 29 at the MacMillan Show Centre on theExhibition Grounds in Truro. Awards will be presented to thewinners in each class at this event. The public is invited toattend. “At Eastern Breeders we have a proud tradition of committingtime, energy, labour and dedication to the 4-H program,” saidPat Russell, promotions co-ordinator, Atlantic Region, EasternBreeders Incorporated. “4-H members are selected from theirregions to attend this educational session where they arechallenged to learn new livestock handling skills while makinglasting friendships with people that have similar interests.” The event has been sponsored by Eastern Breeders Incorporated forthe past 15 years in partnership with Nova Scotia Department ofAgriculture and Fisheries 4-H staff.
NEW WORK Local Area Office: 902-563-2247 Fax: 902-563-2517 INVERNESS COUNTY: Murrays Hill Bridge Murrays Hill Bridge, which crosses the Mabou River near Rankinville Road, is closed until summer because of flooding damage. Local Area Office: 902-679-4308 Fax: 902-679-6124 Local Area Office: 902-543-4671 Fax: 902-543-5596 CONTINUING WORK YARMOUTH COUNTY: Grey Bridge The Grey Bridge on Grey Road, East Kemptville is closed for structural repairs. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 Fax: 902-533-4352 CAPE BRETON, RICHMOND COUNTIES: Trunk 4 Starting Monday, March 23, two sections of Trunk 4 between Hay Cove and Irish Vale will be reduced to one lane for right-of-way clearing. Work will take place from sunrise to sunset until Wednesday, April 15. There may be delays during construction. Drivers should travel with extra caution. Local Area Office: 902-354-5035 Fax: 902-354-3106 INVERNESS COUNTY: Grand Etang Bridge The Grand Etang Bridge will occasionally be reduced to one lane until Tuesday, March 31, to replace the bridge. A detour is available on a temporary bridge marked with signs and lighting. Traffic control people will be on site. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Trunk 3, Gold River Bridge A one-lane bridge is open on Trunk 3 between Mahone Bay and Chester while the new Gold River Bridge is being built. Work is expected to continue until August. Traffic lights are in place. GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Melford Brook Bridge Closed The Melford Brook Bridge on Route 344 at Middle Melford is closed. A two-lane detour bridge will be used until a permanent bridge is completed. The speed limit has been reduced to 60 km/h at the site and advance warning signs are in place. Reduced weight restrictions are no longer in effect at this crossing. Local Area Office: 902-295-2700 Fax: 902-295-2617 PICTOU COUNTY: Young Road Highway 104 access on Young Road in Pine Tree will be closed until further notice for the Highway 104 twinning project. The road remains open to local residents but has no exit. Local Area Office: 902-742-2415 Fax: 902-742-0649 KINGS COUNTY: Hantsport Kates Bridge on Tannery Road in Hantsport is closed for repairs until further notice. A detour is available on Avon Street. Local Area Office: 902-527-5448 Fax: 902-527-5371 KINGS COUNTY: Hillaton Road Hillaton Road will be closed for bridge repairs until further notice. A detour route is available from Route 221 to Route 358 to Saxon Street. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 KINGS COUNTY: Glebe Bridge Glebe Bridge on Route 201 will have a 2.7-metre height restriction and a 15-tonne weight restriction until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-538-3877 Fax: 902-538-8288 QUEENS COUNTY: LaBelle Road Starting Monday, March 23, a section of LaBelle Road, Queens County, about one kilometre north of the intersection of Route 210, will be reduced to one lane to install a culvert. Work will take place from 7 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The road will be reopened Wednesday, March 25. There may be delays during construction. Drivers should travel with extra caution. Local Area Office: 902-755-7152 Fax: 902-755-7184 Local Area Office: 902-625-4388 Fax: 902-625-4393 -30- INVERNESS COUNTY: Doyle’s Bridge Doyle’s Bridge on the East Margaree Road will be closed until further notice. A detour is available on East Margaree Crossroad.
Premier Darrell Dexter, today, Dec. 10, expressed sadness over the passing of Richard James. Mr. James died Friday night in hospital after heart surgery at the age of 68. Mr. James, a former reporter and speechwriter, was also recognized as the father of Operation Christmas, a roadside checkpoint system enforced by the RCMP and municipal police. This program helped change people’s attitudes about drinking and driving. “Richard genuinely cared about other people and worked tirelessly to help make our province a safer place to live,” said Premier Dexter. “Whether he was speaking to young people in classrooms across the province or working with law enforcement officials, he was dedicated to reducing the number of people injured or killed from drinking and driving. “On behalf of the entire province, I offer sincere condolences to Richard’s family during this difficult time. He was a man of great vision and Nova Scotia is a better place as a result of his work and dedication.” Mr. James was born in Montreal and spent much of his career working as a journalist in Ontario before moving to Halifax in 1979. He worked for the province’s Justice Department.
APTN National NewsFor many, Donald Marshall Jr. was the very face of injustice.The young Mi’kmaq was wrongfully convicted of murder and spent over 11 years in prison before being acquitted in 1983. The case sparked a Royal Commission.The commission made 89 recommendations on how to improve Aboriginal relations with the justice system.But over two decades later, many are wondering how much the justice system has changed.APTN National News reporter Tim Fontaine has this story.
Modi has confirmed he will visit Sri Lanka to take part in the celebrations marking the UN ‘Vesak Day’, the most important in the Buddhist calendar. Intelligence agencies have been alerted of moves by the joint opposition to stage mass protests in Colombo to disrupt Modi’s itinerary. President Maithripala Sirisena had proposed last week that Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka be given an additional responsibility to handle any protests which may disrupt daily activities in the country.Sources said that the responsibility is likely to be given ahead of Modi’s Sri Lanka visit in order to ensure there is no disruption to his program.Just last week trade unions attached to the petroleum sector launched a strike against moves by the government to reach a deal with India on the Trincomalee oil farm. Prime Minister Modi will make his second visit to Sri Lanka in the second week of May. During his visit, he will take part in the UN ‘Vesak Day’ celebrations to be held here from May 12 to 14.Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was in India last week to discuss with Modi the Sri Lanka visit and other matters. Intelligence agencies have been placed on alert ahead of the visit to Sri Lanka next month by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, The Sunday Leader newspaper reported today.Sources said that Indian security agencies and Sri Lanka were closely coordinating security arrangements for Modi’s visit. The strike was later called off following discussions between the trade unions and the Government.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BEIJING, China – General Motors Co. and its main Chinese partner are recalling nearly 20,000 imported Cadillac SRX sport utility vehicles and Chevrolet Camaros to replace defective seat bolts.GM said Friday the defect might allow seats to descend to their lowest position, possibly causing a safety hazard. The company did not say how many of each type of vehicle were being recalled. In total it is recalling 19,836 vehicles.This is GM’s third recall in China in 14 months. In December, the company and its main Chinese partner recalled 1.5 million vehicles to replace a fuel pump bracket.In May 2013, they recalled imported SRX sport utility vehicles to adjust nuts on wheels. GM in China recalls Cadillac SUVs and Chevrolet Camaros to replace defective seat bolts by The Associated Press Posted Jul 24, 2014 11:07 pm MDT
The total bus and coach market grew 58.5% to 913 units in September and rose 55% over the year-to-date.The purpose-built bus and coach sector fell 9.5% in the month, but increased 23.6% during Q1-Q3 2012.Converted bus registrations were up 155% in September and 98.4% during January-September.“Bouncing back from a dip in August, the overall bus and coach market grew 58.5% in September, with mixed demand across the various weight categories,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. “While the strength of the overall market is encouraging, concerns remain about durability of demand in the coming months.”Click through to download the full September 2012 bus and coach registrations news release and data tables, which include a more detailed analysis of the figures.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
Sophomore guard Ameryst Alston (14) shoots over a defender during a game against Michigan State Jan. 26 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU, 82-68.Credit: Kaily Cunningham / Multimedia editorThe Ohio State women’s basketball team (14-12, 4-6) dropped their second straight game by double digits Thursday, falling to No. 25 Purdue, 74-58.Consistency on the offensive end continued to plague the Buckeyes, as they shot just 34.5 percent from the field and turned the ball over 16 times.The Buckeyes also lacked balance on the offensive end as only two players scored in double digits for OSU. Sophomore guard Ameryst Alston scored a game-high 26 points on 9-19 shooting, while junior guard Raven Ferguson scored 13 points on 3-15 shooting.OSU had five different players score in double figures in the first matchup between the two teams on Jan. 2, an 89-78 Buckeye victory.Purdue was without their leading scorer in redshirt-senior guard KK Houser, who tore her ACL Feb. 2 in a game against Michigan State. The Boilermakers did not seem to be phased as they had five players score in double figures.Purdue senior guard Courtney Moses led the way for the Boilermakers, scoring 18 points on 6-12 shooting while also hitting two of her three attempts from behind the arc.The Buckeyes, who normally get solid play from their bench, only received points from Ferguson as senior center Ashley Adams was held to just one shot attempt in 25 minutes of play.OSU was outrebounded 43-37 and did not tally a single fast break point on the night.The Buckeyes trailed by nine at the break, but could only manage to get within seven of the Boilermakers in the second half, trailing by as much as 19 before Ferguson hit a 3-pointer with 24 seconds remaining to close out the game.OSU are set return home on Sunday at 2 p.m. to take on the No. 9 Penn State Nittany Lions who gave the Buckeyes their worst loss on the season, a 66-42 drubbing in University Park, Pa. on Jan. 16.
A protester in the background clashes with riot police as a trade union member tries to calm other demonstrators during a 24-hour general strike in Athens today. (Photo: AP Photo/Nikolas Giakoumidis)HERE ARE THE things you need to know as we round off the day in three easy steps.THINGS WE LEARNED#MISSING: The family of missing Irish woman Catherine Gowing have appealed to the local community in North Wales to help locate her. Police today released new footage of the last known signing of Catherine at an Asda supermarket on Friday evening.#SEXUAL ASSAULT: Judges need guidelines for sexual assault sentencing, the chief executive of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre said today. Ellen O’Malley-Dunlop highlighted two recent cases where men received suspended or partly suspended sentences and were instead ordered to pay compensation to the victim.#CENSUS 2011: Just over 84 per cent of the population now classes itself as Catholic, according to CSO figures from last year’s census – the lowest percentage since records began. The census also found that the number of people who claimed no religion has increased fourfold over the past twenty years.#NORTHERN IRELAND: Police in Northern Ireland are investigating after the body of a newborn baby girl was found in a car in east Belfast. A post mortem has been carried out and PSNI officers are making enquiries with the family of the infant.#SHOOTING: Two men have been arrested by Gardaí investigating the shooting dead of Real IRA member Alan Ryan in September. the men are being detained at Coolock Garda Station and can be held for seven days.#MONEY MONEY MONEY: More than 1,700 bankers at state-supported banks are earning more than €100,000, according to new figures.#ABORTION: Between 200 and 300 people turned out to protest the opening of a Marie Stopes clinic which will provide medical abortions in Belfast today.THINGS WE LOVEDModern life can be tough. Here’s 99 life hacks to make your life easier.Thinking about having a kid? Take this simple test to find out if you’re prepared. Warning: may put you off having children for life.These photos, clearly taken during the brief 30 seconds of sunshine in Dublin today, show dancers from the Moscow Ballet on the banks of the Grand Canal practising their moves ahead of their production of Swan Lake, which opens tonight in Drogheda. Our favourite thing about them, aside from the impressive moves, is the look on the faces of the little kid dancers in the second pic: (Photos: Julien Behal/PA Wire)THINGS WE SHAREDEminem has turned 40, Kelly Clarkson is releasing a greatest hits album, and your jeans have gotten skinnier – it’s 19 things that prove the 00s are over. This base jumper somehow managed to survive when his equipment malfunctioned. Wait for the OH MY GOD moment.This German guy decided to literally break the ice on a frozen pool. That was his plan, at least. Cue schadenfreude:(Video: MrRobcalifornia/YouTube)
GARDAÍ IN DUBLIN have released an image of a teenage girl who was found in a distressed state at the GPO last month.The girl, who is believed to be about 14 or 15 years of age, is described as 5′ 6″ tall and of a slim build with blonde hair.On the day she was discovered, she was wearing a purple hooded top, grey woollen jumper, flat black shoes, tight dark-coloured jeans, and a grey woolen jumper, which are all believed to have been purchased at a major retailer in Ireland.The teenager, who may be the victim of child sex trafficking, is still not communicating well, speaks very little English and is currently in the care of the HSE.The young girl has been drawing pictures while she is in care, but the gardaí said “they have not lead us to the point where we can identify her”.Gardaí said they have followed 115 lines of inquiry which threw up 15 possible names. All have since been fully ruled out.At a press briefing, gardaí confirmed that they have asked for assistance from the Missing Persons bureau, Interpol, a forensic science laboratory, the immigration bureau, the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Unit, Garda Office for Youth Affairs, as well as external agencies.The investigation, dubbed Operation Shepard, has involved more than 2,000 man hours.Recent dental work, including having a brace fitted, has led investigators to paediatric orthodontists nationwide to see if there were any identifying traits from the work.The probe has also seen gardaí carry out door-to-door enquiries, set up street vehicle and pedestrian checkpoints in the vicinity of the GPO and the examination of CCTV from the city centre.Specialised child interviewers from across the country have been drafted in and canvassed with images.All B&Bs and guesthouses in the city centre for people who booked and did not turn up or stayed and did not return were also checked, as were all left luggage storage services.An official appeal has now been made to anyone who may recognise the girl from the photo. Gardaí ask:Do you recognise this girl? Did you have any interactions with her? Did you pass her in a distressed state in the city centre in and around the 10 October? “Any information is vital to the investigation, and the welfare of the child. Any information passed to us, will of course be treated in the strictest of confidence,” they continue.A dedicated incident room, with a 24-hour phone line, has been set up in Store Street. It can be contacted at 01 666 8100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.The girl’s Guardian Ad Litem, Orla Ryan, said she is “extremely concerned” about the welfare of the young girl and that it is in her best interests to be identified.“What we know about her, at present, is limited,” she added. “I fully support An Garda Síochána in their continuing investigation.”Reporting by Christina FinnRead: Email with personal details of girl found at GPO accidentally sent to member of public >Read: Girl found outside GPO may be a victim of sex trafficking >
A BABY BORN with the virus that causes AIDS appears to have been cured, scientists announced yesterday.A child from Mississippi, who is now two-and-a-half, has been off medication for about a year with no signs of infection. There’s no guarantee the child will remain healthy, although sophisticated testing uncovered just traces of the virus’ genetic material still lingering.If so, it would mark only the world’s second reported cure.Specialists say yesterday announcement, at a major AIDS meeting in Atlanta, offers promising clues for efforts to eliminate HIV infection in children, especially in AIDS-plagued African countries where too many babies are born with the virus.“You could call this about as close to a cure, if not a cure, that we’ve seen,” Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health, who is familiar with the findings, told The Associated Press.A doctor gave this baby faster and stronger treatment than is usual, starting a three-drug infusion within 30 hours of birth.That was before tests confirmed the infant was infected and not just at risk from a mother whose HIV wasn’t diagnosed until she was in labor.“I just felt like this baby was at higher-than-normal risk, and deserved our best shot,” Dr. Hannah Gay, a pediatric HIV specialist at the University of Mississippi, said in an interview.‘Functionally cured’That fast action apparently knocked out HIV in the baby’s blood before it could form hideouts in the body. Those so-called reservoirs of dormant cells usually rapidly reinfect anyone who stops medication, said Dr Deborah Persaud of Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.She led the investigation that deemed the child “functionally cured,” meaning in long-term remission even if all traces of the virus haven’t been completely eradicated.Next, Persaud’s team is planning a study to try to prove that, with more aggressive treatment of other high-risk babies. “Maybe we’ll be able to block this reservoir seeding,” Persaud said.No one should stop anti-AIDS drugs as a result of this case, Fauci cautioned. But “it opens up a lot of doors” to research if other children can be helped, he said. “It makes perfect sense what happened.”Better than treatment is to prevent babies from being born with HIV in the first place.About 300,000 children were born with HIV in 2011, mostly in poor countries where only about 60 per cent of infected pregnant women get treatment that can keep them from passing the virus to their babies.In the U.S., such births are very rare because HIV testing and treatment long have been part of prenatal care.