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Mbala locks down Desiderio in DLSU rout of UP

first_imgFILE – Ben Mbala. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIn what became as one of the most lopsided games in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament, one odd matchup stood out.As defending champion La Salle wrapped up University of the Philippines 85-62 Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre, the matchup of the game was the hulking Ben Mbala against the rather diminutive Paul Desiderio.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Read Next And if Mbala was unsurprised in his defensive assignment, the same cannot be said for Desiderio.Mbala stands at 6-foot-8 and is a good 230-pounder while Desiderio stands at a generous six feet and is very much lighter than the Green Archer.“When he guarded me in the first quarter I was surprised because the guy in front of me was really big,” said Desiderio in Filipino. “And I felt awkward when he guarded me so I had no choice but to guard him in the second quarter.”Desiderio obviously struggled against the bigger Mbala as he shot 2-of-13 from the floor in 31 minutes of play.“La Salle had three bigs at a time and if we put Ibra [Ouattara] outside there’d be no rim protector so I had to get Ben.”ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LATEST STORIES And the reigning MVP had good reason for guarding the Fighting Maroons’ shooting guard.Desiderio shot the lights out in the first encounter between the two teams scoring a career-high 30 points in a 98-87 UP victory, and Mbala was tasked to prove he’s La Salle’s best individual defender.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 shutout“I’m bigger than him, and I just have to stay in front of him and even if I get blown by I know I’m bigger and faster,” said Mbala, who had 27 points and 14 rebounds in his matchup against Desiderio.“Well it’s part of basketball, you got to be able to adjust. They used me as a three then they used him as a four.” Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 80 PLAY LIST 02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8002:34UAAP SEASON 80 PREVIEW: DLSU GREEN ARCHERS00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 Brownlee, Tenorio shine as Ginebra takes 2-0 Finals lead BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients last_img read more

Australia cricket chief open to four-day Tests

first_imgPerth, Dec 16 (AFP) Australia’s new cricket chief says he is open to the idea of trialling four-day Test matches to boost waning popularity of the red ball game. The International Cricket Council approved the experimental concept last year in a bid to ensure the future viability of Tests in the face of an explosion in the fast-paced Twenty20 format. South Africa played Zimbabwe in the inaugural four-day Test last December in Port Elizabeth, winning inside two. A minimum 98 overs had to be bowled each day, as opposed to the regulation 90 in a five-day game. Another match is scheduled for July next year when England take on Ireland at Lords. “There’s a bit to be said for it,” Cricket Australia chief executive Kevin Roberts told commercial sports radio station SEN late Saturday. “It’s certainly something we need to be open minded to down the track.” Roberts assumed the reins at CA in October from James Sutherland, who stood down after 17 years in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa. He pointed out that the average duration of a Test match “is a shade over four days”. “We know there’s been timeless Tests over the years, we know there were even three-day Tests. So Test cricket hasn’t been five days in duration forever,” he said. “And I think the concept of four days going forward is something we need to be open to, without jumping to conclusions.” Former England captain Michael Vaughan has been a long-time advocate of trialling shorter matches to try and rejuvenate Test cricket.advertisement “Test match cricket has been on the decline for many years, that’s been a worldwide problem, although not particularly in the UK, but give it a try and see how it goes,” he said earlier this year. “People said day-night Tests would be ridiculous, that they would finish in two days, but they’ve been a great spectacle and worked in the right parts of the world.” Australia have been at the forefront of playing Test matches under lights, hailing them as a great success. They hosted the first ever, against New Zealand in 2015, and have won all four they have played. (AFP) AHlast_img read more

France’s World Cup squad: Who made the cut?

first_imgFrance France’s 2018 World Cup squad: Who made Deschamps’ 23-man roster? Robin Bairner Last updated 1 year ago 06:58 5/20/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Paul Pogba France Getty Images France World Cup France v Australia France v Peru Denmark v France Australia Peru Denmark Les Bleus will boast tremendous quality in Russia as they go in search of a second World Cup crown this summer World Cup qualifying for France might have been rather more uncomfortable than they would have wished, but the Euro 2016 runners-up are still among the favourites to lift the crown in Russia.Arguably no country in the world can match the sheer strength in depth of the French panel, yet historically they are a country that has struggled to extract the maximum from groups often composed of quality players. This was in evidence as they struggled over the line to reach the finals, drawing with Luxembourg then limping to narrow wins over Bulgaria and Belarus to see off Sweden and Netherlands. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Head coach Didier Deschamps’ job now is to bring out the best from the unit he has pieced together for a group stage that will see Les Bleus tackle Australia, Peru and Denmark in the group stages before, hopefully, assaulting the knock-out rounds.But who has he decided to take east with him?Who made France’s 23-man squad?Antoine Griezmann France WalesThere was little doubt over who Deschamps would select as his first and second choice goalkeepers. Hugo Lloris is fast closing in on 100 caps for his country and Steve Mandanda has been a long-time understudy in the national team. Paris Saint-Germain shot-stopper Alphonse Areola has been selected as the third choice.In defence, Raphael Varane and Samuel Umtiti have unsurprisingly made the squad. Laurent Koscielny would have travelled but for a serious Achilles injury that will keep him out until Christmas, meaning there is a place for PSG defender Presnel Kimpembe. Young Stuttgart right-back Benjamin Pavard has been selected as a right-back option, while Benjamin Mendy has been included despite his missing most of Manchester City’s season through injury.Perhaps the area where France have struggled the most to find balance in recent years is midfield. Like Manchester United, they have toiled to get the best out of Paul Pogba, yet the Red Devil is in the squad along with N’Golo Kante and Blaise Matuidi, who are the players who will battle to support him in the heart of the pitch.Further forward, Antoine Griezmann will travel as France’s undoubted offensive talisman, while Olivier Giroud of Chelsea has scored more goals than any other player in Deschamps’ reign and will have an important role to play. PSG attacker Kylian Mbappe might not have found his best level on the international scene yet, but the teenager has made the cut.Who didn’t make the squad?Alexandre Lacazette, France vs GermanyThe uncapped Areola, who was given the nod to make the squad for the recent friendlies against Colombia and Russia, has pipped Bordeaux’s Benoit Costil to France’s third-choice goalkeeper slot.Barcelona defender Lucas Digne was in contention at left-back but he has missed out to Atletico Madrid man Lucas Hernandez.Layvin Kurzawa, who has recently fallen out of favour at PSG, also missed out at left-back as well as Marseille’s Jordan Amavi. Sevilla’s Sebastien Corchia was a viable option at right-back, despite injury troubles, alongside Christophe Jallet. Monaco’s Djibril Sidibe, however, has been selected ahead of them.While two of the four centre-back positions were locked down with Varane and Umtiti, the other two were open. Man City’s Aymeric Laporte was in contention but he lost out to Kimpembe and Adil Rami.Further forward, Adrien Rabiot was a surprise absentee with Steven Nzonzi selected ahead of him in midfield.Moussa Sissoko has always performed to a high level for the national team, giving him a chance, but the Tottenham man could only make the stand-by list.There was an almighty battle for the attacking midfield slots. Marseille ace Dimitri Payet was substituted during his side’s Europa League final defeat against Atletico Madrid due to injury and therefore his chances of appearing in Russia were destroyed.Payet’s Marseille team-mate Florian Thauvin, by contrast, has been superb for OM all season, playing a key role in leading them to the Europa League final, and such form earned him a call ahead of Anthony Martial and Kingsley Coman.In attack, Deschamps likes that fact that Wissam Ben Yedder can bring something different to his team, but the man who ousted Man Utd from the Champions League sits on the stand-by list.Alexandre Lacazette, meanwhile, has not always been a favourite of the coach but while he seems to be winning Deschamps over, the Arsenal forward could only make the stand-by list this time.Atletico Madrid striker Kevin Gameiro, meanwhile, has not been selected in any form.Long shots who missed outHD Karim Benzema FranceThe potential for a long shot to reach Deschamps’ final 23 was always going to be slim, yet there were a number of players who might have held out some hope.Among those were Saint-Etienne goalkeeper Stephane Ruffier, who is capable of pulling off astounding reaction stops and has established himself firmly as one of the best in Ligue 1.However, Ruffier has missed out completely with Costil on the stand-by list instead.RB Leipzig’s prodigious teenager Dayot Upamecano and Lyon’s Mouctar Diakhaby are both highly-rated young centre-backs who could feature for France in the future, but not in Russia.For veteran defender Bacary Sagna, it is too late, especially after failing to find a club in the first half of the season before signing for Benevento.Valencia coach Marcelino certainly feels that it is unjust that Geoffrey Kondogbia has been overlooked for so long, having argued that the former Monaco youth is “at least as good as Pogba”. Nevertheless, the last of his five caps came in September 2015 in a friendly with Serbia. A recall has not come about.Tiemoue Bakayoko was right in contention a year ago, but since debuting against Spain – his sole international cap to date – the Chelsea man has been completely out of form, resulting in his absence.Houssem Aouar has enjoyed a breakthrough season at Lyon, where midfield cohorts Lucas Tousart and Tanguy Ndombele also look every inch like future international players. But all three players have been overlooked for Russia.It would have been incredible if Deschamps had selected Karim Benzema. The Real Madrid man been frozen out of national team duties since a sex tape scandal involving Mathieu Valbuena, who has said he has given up hope of representing his country again.Deschamps would have been likelier to look to the Under-21 side for cover, with Moussa Dembele of Celtic or RB Leipzig’s Jean-Kevin Augustin the likeliest options from the youths.France’s World Cup 2018 squad in full Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris, Steve Mandanda, Alphonse Areola.Defenders: Djibril Sidibe, Benjamin Pavard, Adil Rami, Raphael Varane, Samuel Umtiti, Presnel Kimpembe, Benjamin Mendy, Lucas Hernandez.Midfielders: Paul Pogba, Blaise Matuidi, Corentin Tolisso, N’Golo Kante, Steven Nzonzi.Forwards: Kylian Mbappe, Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann, Ousmane Dembele, Florian Thauvin, Thomas Lemar, Nabil Fekir.France begin their Group C campaign against Australia on June 16 before matches against Peru and Denmark on June 21 and June 26 respectively.last_img read more

Province Supports Lunenburg Academy Revitalization

first_imgThe Town of Lunenburg will receive a $1 million investment from the province to help revitalize and maintain Lunenburg Academy as a cultural hub for community members and tourists. Lunenburg MLA Suzanne Lohnes-Croft announced the funding today, March 31, on behalf of Tony Ince, Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage. “The Lunenburg Academy is an iconic and well-known historic building in our community,” said Ms. Lohnes-Croft. “I’m proud to have played a part, alongside many others, in protecting and preserving an important piece of our province’s heritage.” The academy is a provincial Heritage Property and a National Historic Site. The funding will help restore the building, turning it into a community hub with space for the regional library and educational programming, as well as an art gallery, café and other enhancements. The project is also supported by Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), with an investment of more than $66,000, and the Lunenburg Academy Foundation, with an investment of $200,000. “In a community known internationally for its commitment to built heritage, Lunenburg Academy is an important historical and architectural landmark,” said South Shore-St. Margaret’s MP Bernadette Jordan. “The Government of Canada is pleased to be a partner in the repurposing of this beautiful facility, and the creation of a new home for the public library. Residents and visitors alike will continue to enjoy this unique building for many years to come.” “We are excited to have this significant investment by the Province for this important project,” said Rachel Bailey, mayor, Town of Lunenburg. “The Lunenburg Academy is an asset for our town, but the size of this contribution speaks to the building’s importance provincially and nationally as well”. The province is also investing $45,000 in the Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance (LAMP) to increase program capacity and sustainability, and concert ticket sales. The funding will be used to create an in-house recording studio and strengthen marketing and recruitment efforts. Located at Lunenburg Academy, LAMP provides emerging artists with a creative space to focus on musical development and artistic growth. Investment in community and cultural organizations is a vital part of the province’s recently unveiled culture strategy, Nova Scotia’s Culture Action Plan. You can read the full plan at read more

Ford recalls nearly 15M Focuses because engines can stall

first_imgDETROIT – Ford is recalling nearly 1.5 million Focus compact cars in North America because a fuel system problem can cause the engines to stall without warning.The recall covers cars from the 2012 through 2018 model years with 2-litre four-cylinder engines.Ford says a valve in the fuel system can stick in the open position, causing too much vacuum, and an engine control computer may not detect the problem. Excessive vacuum can cause the gas tank to deform, as well as other problems.The recall came after the U.S. government’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration presented owner complaints to Ford. About 1.3 million of the recalled vehicles are in the U.S.Dealers will reprogram the computer with new software that will detect a stuck valve, which the company says will take care of the problem in most cases. They’ll also inspect the valve, a carbon canister and gas tank and replace them if needed.Ford says owners should keep the gas tank at least half full until repairs are made.The company says it’s not aware of any crashes or injuries caused by the problem.The recall is expected to begin on Dec. 10.last_img read more

Palestinian mourners clash with Israeli forces in W. Bank

first_imgRAMALLAH – Thousands of Palestinians held a massive funeral for Mahmoud Awad, 22, who breathed his last on Thursday of injuries he sustained last year during clashes with Israeli forcesViolent clashes erupted between Palestinian mourners and Israeli forces in the West Bank following the funeral procession of a young man, who died of injuries he sustained one year ago.Thousands of Palestinians held a massive funeral for Mahmoud Awad, 22, who breathed his last on Thursday of injuries he sustained last year during clashes with Israeli forces.Eyewitnesses said mourners hurled stones at Israeli forces near the Qalandia checkpoint between Ramallah and Al-Quds (occupied Jerusalem). Israeli forces used teargas and rubber bullets to disperse the angry Palestinians.Awad was pronounced dead in a Ramallah hospital where he lied in a coma after he sustained a gunshot injury in the head a year ago.last_img read more

BlackBerry profit beat signals its reinvention as a software company is taking

BlackBerry Ltd. reported quarterly sales that beat analysts’ forecasts, extending a run of positive surprises on that metric to six quarters and signalling its reinvention as a software company is taking hold.The company swung to a profit of US$59 million in the quarter ended Nov. 30 from a loss of US$275 million a year earlier. On an adjusted basis, the company said it earned 5 cents a share, beating the average analyst estimate of 2 cents. Adjusted revenue in the third quarter was US$228 million, compared with the average analyst projection of US$215.7 million.Enterprise software and services revenue, a key growth metric, was US$98 million in the third quarter on an adjusted basis, according to a statement Thursday, down 7.5 per cent from a year earlier. The company previously said it expects software revenue to underperform through fiscal 2019 due to a change in accounting standards.‘We never use your data’: BlackBerry CEO pitches privacy in announcing smart city offeringCybersecurity firm acquired by BlackBerry focuses on the ‘unknown unknowns’BlackBerry bets on AI and cybersecurity with $1.4 billion deal for CylanceBlackBerry has pivoted away from making phones in recent years, reinventing itself as a security software provider under Chief Executive Officer John Chen. The company offers a range of different product lines, such as systems to manage an entire stable of mobile phones, or to let cars securely update their entertainment systems.The company reaffirmed its outlook for 2019. It expects total software and services revenue growth of between 8 per cent and 10 per cent and positive adjusted earnings per share.The Waterloo, Ontario-based company is also looking to push into health care, Chen said earlier this year.The shares jumped 4.9 per cent in New York to US$7.71. BlackBerry is down 34 per cent this year through Wednesday’s close. BlackBerry announced last month that it’s acquiring cybersecurity company Cylance Inc. for US$1.4 billion, to add artificial intelligence capabilities to its existing software products.The deal is on track to close in February, although Chen said his discussions with customers have been limited since the company only received HSR antitrust clearance about a week ago.”Nobody has said ‘I don’t understand what this is, can you explain more to me?’ They all understood what it is,” Chen said. “They’re more interested in ‘okay, so how do you integrate it, where will you integrate it, when will we see it?” read more

Tim Hortons grows Canadian sales amid efforts to fix rocky relationship with

Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press The U.S. market was a little softer, said Schwartz, adding the brand’s team is disproportionately focused on getting Canada in the right place due to the size of the Canadian business, as well as “everything that was going on in Canada.”The chain has grappled with an unsanctioned group of franchisees who formed the Great White North Franchisee Association in an effort to remedy alleged mismanagement of the brand. The group has claimed to represent more than half of Canadian Tim Hortons franchisees and launched multiple lawsuits against RBI, its subsidiaries and several executives. RBI also launched its own lawsuits against the group and some of its members.In recent months, two prominent GWNFA members, its former president David Hughes and Mark Kuziora, left the company. The group has been fairly silent since late August when it alleged the coffee pots franchisees are required to purchase and use have been shattering and injuring employees. RBI and the manufacturer denied allegations they had changed how they make or source the pots.The GWNFA’s membership is “still well above” half, said spokeswoman Patti Jameson in an email, adding the group has a new president.In the past, RBI executives refused to speak with the group, but later admitted they could have better handled franchisee relations and made more of an effort to engage franchisees, including in building the “Winning Together” plan.“We still have some room to go to work even better with the restaurant owners but I think the confidence is starting to be built,” said Macedo, adding the company’s decision to listen more, as well as give and receive feedback faster has helped it execute the plan.Sales at the company’s other two chains, Burger King and Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, also grew, lifting RBI’s third-quarter profit.The company’s profit attributable to shareholders totalled US$133.6 million or 53 cents per diluted share, up from $91.4 million or 37 cents per diluted share a year ago. The Oakville, Ont.,-based company keeps its books in U.S. dollars.Revenue totalled $1.38 billion, up from $1.21 billion in the same quarter last year.Burger King’s comparable-store sales increased 1.0 per cent, while Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen saw comparable-store sales improve 0.5 per cent.On an adjusted basis, RBI earned 63 cents per diluted share for the quarter, compared to 58 cents per diluted share a year ago. Analysts expected a profit of 65 cents per share, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon. The parent company of Tim Hortons saw sales growth at Canadian locations of the coffee-and-doughnut chain as executives say their work to mend fraught franchisee relations is paying off, though more work remains.Restaurant Brands International Inc. is pleased with the Canadian results, said CEO Daniel Schwartz in an interview with The Canadian Press.Sales at Tim Hortons restaurants in Canada open for 13 months or more, a key retail metric, increased 0.9 per cent in the quarter ending September 30, according to the company’s third-quarter earnings report. That’s up from 0.6 per cent in the same quarter the previous year and outpaces the system-wide growth of 0.6 per cent, which includes restaurants outside of Canada, for the current quarter.Tim Hortons seeks to shut down ‘Tim Hottens’ knock-off restaurant in IndiaTim Hortons says it has reached agreement with franchisee after seizing his four restaurantsTim Hortons franchisees say employees are being wounded by ‘shattering’ coffee potsExecutive changes, including hiring Duncan Fulton as chief corporate officer in July, and initiatives from the company’s “Winning Together” brand plan helped, said Schwartz.He highlighted the launch of all-day breakfast nationwide in late July as adding incremental sales and profitability.The plan also includes renovating restaurants — a $700-million investment that adds open-concept seating. The company has completed about 100 renovations to date, and plans to do hundreds more in the fourth quarter.“These improved results don’t even reflect several of the initiatives that we have not yet launched,” he said.Tim Hortons will add a kids’ menu this quarter, he said.The company also plans to launch a loyalty program nationwide sometime in the first half of 2019, said Tim Hortons president Alex Macedo. The program, dubbed coffee pass, is already being tested in two cities and the trial will expand to several others.Self-service kiosks, which are already present at some locations in and around the Greater Toronto Area, will start to roll out more broadly early next year, he said.Tim Hortons president Alex Macedo. read more

Central African Republic agrees to resumption of UN repatriation of Sudanese refugees

“We expect to conclude the repatriation operation from CAR by August 2007,” UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) spokesperson Jennifer Pagonis told a news briefing in Geneva today. The repatriation from Mboki camp, in the far south-east of CAR, which was launched in February 2006, had to be suspended in April after the return of some 2,115 people, due to the official closure of the border with Sudan following unrest in the region.After the signing of a peace agreement in January 2005 ended more than two decades of fighting between Government and rebel forces in South Sudan, refugees in CAR expressed a strong desire to return home. Many have been in exile for a decade or more.“With the resumption of the operation, we hope to repatriate up to 450 refugees a week,” Ms. Pagonis said.At the peak of the Sudanese influxes to CAR in the early 1990s, some 36,000 refugees were living in Mboki. Since last December, UNHCR has assisted the repatriation of 13,000 Sudanese from CAR, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia.Some 350,000 Sudanese refugees still remain in neighbouring countries. There are also 4 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) in South Sudan as well as more than 2 million others uprooted from their homes by a separate conflict that is still raging in the vast country’s western region of Darfur. read more

Message to Neagu Cristina London is waiting for us

← Previous Story New force of VfL, Ivan Dimitrijevic: Gummersbach is like a Liverpool! Next Story → Jorge Maqueda goes to HBC Nantes Cristina NeaguOltchim ValceaPatricia Vizitiu Romanian player from Oltchim Valcea , Patricia Vizitiu sent a message to her teammate, Cristina Neagu, who is recovering from the shoulder injury after surgery in USA five months ago. She was wearing a T-shirt on which was a message to the best Female World Player in 2019 – “Cristina, London is waiting for us”.– Gesture of Pati, moved me very nice. I believe wholeheartedly that if I could help the girls to qualify for the Olympic Games. I want to thank family and friends that were with me all these years, and fans. It mattered a lot to me. True fans were with me when I am down, not only when above. And for that, thank you who support me, but there were others, distrustful. For those I have a message. not worth it! I know who I am, I love handball and I want to return the land lot, but not to prove something to someone – said Cristina for read more

Gardaí investigating after man in his 20s tied up and robbed at

first_img Share8 Tweet Email Image: Wednesday 1 May 2019, 11:54 AM GARDAÍ IN LOUTH are investigating an aggravated burglary in which a man was tied up at his home. At around 7.40pm last night, a man in his 20s, was tied up after two men entered his home in Ard Easmuinn in Dundalk, Co Louth. The men threatened the man before they tied him up and demanded cash. The man managed to call emergency services after the men had fled with a sum of cash from the property. No injuries were reported and no arrests have been made. Anyone with information is asked to contact Gardaí in Dundalk Garda station 042 938 8400 or the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666 111.It is the third burglary of this kind in less than two weeks in the area after a woman was locked in her bathroom on St Alphonsus road, and an elderly couple were locked in their room while thieves searched their home in Blackrock.  19,045 Views 8 Comments Short URL By Conor McCrave Image: Gardaí investigating after man in his 20s tied up and robbed at his home It is the third burglary of this kind in less than two weeks in the area. May 1st 2019, 11:54 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Huit aliments antistress faciles à consommer au quotidien

first_imgHuit aliments anti-stress faciles à consommer au quotidienTravail, transports, finances… Bien qu’il ne soit pas le bienvenu, le stress fait aujourd’hui partie de notre quotidien. Pour lutter contre le “mal du siècle”, Maxisciences vous invite à découvrir huit aliments anti-stress, pour faire rimer alimentation avec relaxation. Le premier de nos mets anti-stress devrait faire saliver plus d’un gourmand, puisqu’il s’agit du chocolat noir. Nous vous en parlions récemment, cet aliment plaisir est riche en flavonoïdes, réputés pour leurs vertus relaxantes [la camomille en est une autre source importante, ndlr]. Le chocolat contient également de la phényléthylamine, un alcaloïde bon pour le moral que l’on retrouve par exemple… dans le LSD ou certaines morphines ! Inutile de préciser que, contrairement à ces drogues, une barre de cacao à 70% (le plus riche en substances actives) ne présente aucun danger pour votre santé.  En seconde position, nous retrouvons le lait écrémé. Nos grands-mères l’ont toujours affirmé, et elles avaient raison : rien de tel qu’un verre de lait chaud avant le coucher pour une nuit tranquille. Mais les vertus de ce breuvage ne s’arrêtent pas là. Si l’on en croit de récentes études, les femmes qui boivent quotidiennement du lait seraient en effet également moins sujettes au douloureux syndrome prémenstruel (ou SPM). Et si vous agrémentiez votre lait de quelques flocons d’avoine ? Notre troisième aliment anti-stress, riche en glucides, facilite en effet la production de sérotonine, une hormone anti-anxiété qui joue le rôle d’un véritable antidépresseur naturel. Les sources de flocons d’avoine sont variées, préférez celles qui vous permettront de combiner effet anti-stress et alimentation équilibrée. Riches en fibres, ils seront assimilés lentement par votre corps, diffusant progressivement leurs bienfaits.À lire aussiPourquoi le café donne-t-il envie de faire caca ?Pour les amateurs de poisson, rien de tel que le saumon pour calmer son stress. Les poissons gras dont il fait partie sont riches en oméga-3, lesquels facilitent eux-aussi la production de sérotonine. Un régime riche en oméga-3 permettrait de plus, à l’inverse, de faire chuter les taux de cortisol et d’adrénaline, deux hormones particulièrement présentes chez les individus victimes du stress.Les noix. En aidant à réduire la pression sanguine, elles sont des alliées de choix pour les stressés, dont le cœur est mis à rude épreuve par une forte production d’adrénaline. Outre-Atlantique, la Food and Drug Administration, convaincue de leurs vertus,conseille aujourd’hui d’en consommer quotidiennement.Si vous aimez les noix, vous aim(er)ez peut-être aussi les graines de tournesol. Elles sont riches en vitamine B9 (folacine), qui aide notre corps à sécréter de la dopamine, une hormone induisant une sensation de plaisir. Popeye vous semble-t-il avoir un jour souffert du stress ? Non, bien sûr. Eh bien cela vient certainement de son goût prononcé pour les épinards. Riches en magnésium, les feuilles de cette plante potagère, scientifiquement baptisée Spinacia oleracea, améliorent la réponse de notre organisme face au stress.Enfin, pour finir sur une note plus gourmande, les myrtilles et leurs antioxydants permettent de contrebalancer les effets de certaines hormones du stress comme le cortisol.Le 24 mars 2010 à 13:17 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Météo les orages et les pluies torrentielles seraient dus à une bulle

first_imgMétéo : les orages et les pluies torrentielles seraient dus à une bulle d’air froidComme l’a expliqué à l’AFP Patrick Gallois, prévisionniste à Météo-France, les violents orages et les pluies torrentielles qui frappent la France sont dus à une bulle d’air froid polaire. Bloquée en Espagne, celle-ci attire vers elle les nuages porteurs de pluie.Depuis de nombreux jours maintenant, de violentes pluies et d’importants orages s’abattent sur la France. Selon Patrick Gallois, prévisionniste à Météo-France, cela est du à “une bulle d’air froid de quelques centaines kilomètres de diamètre qui s’est détachée des régions polaires”. En restant bloquée sur le Portugal, l’Espagne et l’Atlantique, cette “goutte froide” entre en contact avec l’air chaud présent sur une partie de l’Hexagone et entraîne cette réaction climatique. À lire aussi(VIDÉO) Un radar détecte un nuage de coccinelles de 80 kilomètres de largeAussi, “au lieu de traverser le pays classiquement, les nuages sont attirés par cette goutte froide, s’enroulent autour d’elle et font un peu du surplace. C’est comme une sorte de toupie qui s’autoalimente et qui engendre des pluies importantes”, explique le spécialiste. La chose ne serait pas exceptionnelle si les pluies étaient de courtes durées. Or, non seulement les pluies colossales de ces dernières 48 heures dans le sud-ouest persistent, mais en plus “durant ce printemps, ce scénario s’est répété plusieurs fois”. Les prévisions des prochaines 24 heures indiquent que la goutte froide va remonter en France, accompagnée des nuages orageux, avant que ceux-ci ne se déportent toujours plus au nord, vers l’Allemagne. D’après Météo-France, il faut donc encore s’attendre à des passages nuageux au cours du week-end bien que ceux-ci doivent être moins actifs et donc moins pluvieux. “La semaine prochaine, il semble que l’anticyclone revienne petit à petit, mais ça va se faire lentement et les températures vont remonter aussi tout doucement”, conclut M. Gallois qui, ne peut néanmoins donner aucun précision sur le climat à attendre pour les deux mois d’été à venir.Le 20 juin 2013 à 17:04 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Police find bombs in Long Beach

first_imgLONG BEACH — Police say they have found and detonated two bombs left in downtown Long Beach.The Chinook Observer reports the devices were found Monday after receiving a report of a suspicious bag left near public restrooms. Police Officer Jeff Cutting found the bag contained jars filled with a gelatin material and wires. He asked dispatch to contact the State Patrol Bomb squad, which arrived four hours later.The bombs contained shrapnel, shotgun shells and rat poison, Cutting said. They were buried in the ground and detonated.last_img read more

Weekend Weather Watch – storms and general TCI weather for weekend

first_img Tropical Watch with three systems being monitored Weather for TCI Weekend Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 118 Sept 2015 – Magnetic Media has your weekend weather update…Two Tropical Depressions and an area of disturbance are in the Atlantic Basin under the watchful eyes of the National Hurricane Center. Tropical Depression nine, located in the central tropical Atlantic about 955 miles east northeast of The Lesser Antilles is moving toward the west-northwest near 8 mph and this motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days. The tenth Tropical Depression of the season formed over the Eastern Atlantic, presently moving at 9 mph, it is located about 870 miles west southwest of The Cape Verde Islands but currently poses no threat to land.A large area of disturbed weather extending from the eastern Gulf of Mexico across the Florida peninsula and an area of low pressure has developed east of the northern Florida peninsula overnight. There is some potential for the low to develop into a subtropical or tropical cyclone during the next few days as it moves slowly northeastward off the southeast coast of the United States Four Systems under watch in Atlantic Recommended for you Related Items:tropical depression, Weather Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Education Systems Must Embrace ECommerce

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 13, 2017 – Nassau – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest said the reality of e-commerce provides tremendous opportunity for businesses, and the Government must ensure that the country’s educational systems allow persons to be able to take advantage of these opportunities.DPM Turnquest said The Bahamas, like many other countries in the region is well connected.  In 2016, the country boasted the following statistics:Mobile voice penetration rate of 95 subscribers per 100 inhabitants;Mobile data penetration of 53 subscribers per 100 inhabitants; andResidential fixed broadband penetration of 74 subscribers per 100 inhabitants.He recalled the days when persons had to pay a bill, they would have to drive to the location and stand in a long line, or if they wanted to send money to a loved one, they would have to drive to the bank and standing on a long line.“Now, with the advancements in technology such as mobile banking and e-transactions this can all be done from the comfort of your chair in your office or simply by using your mobile phone,” the DPM said at the International Telecommunications Union’s Global Symposium of Regulators held at the Atlantis Resort, Tuesday, July 11, 2017.He explained that as an entrepreneur, he is always pleased to see businesses embracing technology to reinvent themselves.“In The Bahamas, I have witnessed the courier industry move from simple face to face interactions to integrated e-commerce systems which utilise technology to track packages, send notifications, interact with customers and receive payments.  This is progress.”He noted however, that while the new advances in technology are important and can provide tremendous opportunities for growth and development, everyone should also be aware of address potential threats.“Just a few years ago in The Bahamas, a local business establishment reported that its website was hacked.  The perpetrators held the business’ online portal for ransom in an attempt to extort funding.”DPM Turnquest added that around the world, there have been similar attacks and hackings at institutions which form the backbone of any economy such as Financial Institutions, Central Banks and electricity companies where in some cases, information is lost, potentially forever, or stolen and publicly released.He said the G7s 2017 Communique from Finance Ministers paragraphs 14 and 15 highlight the importance of mitigation of Cyber Attacks.  The paragraphs read:“In light of the increasing digitalisation of financial services and the evolving cyber threats landscape, it is important to pursue effective approaches for assessment of cyber security at the financial firm and sector level as well….“We recognise that cyber incidents represent a growing threat for our economies and that appropriate economy-wide policy responses are needed.  No point of cyberspace can be absolutely secure as long as cyber threats persist in the surrounding environment.”The DPM explained that as these attacks become more frequent, they severely damage the level of trust placed on our institutions, industry and even technology itself, resulting in losses to economies.“No investor is interested in trading with a country or depositing funds in a financial institution prone to cyber attacks.  We must jealously protect our digital footprint and ensure the highest level of data protection available.”Story by: Llonella GilbertPress Release: BISPhoto Credit: Jonesbahamas Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Fraud leader sentenced to four years in prison

first_imgA 61-year-old California man was sentenced Thursday for organizing a fraud ring that attempted to use stolen identities to make cash withdrawals from banks in Auburn and Portland.Armon Leon Maiden, of Inglewood, Calif., received four years in prison and four years on supervised release following his conviction on charges of aggravated identity theft and bank fraud, according to a news bulletin issued by the US Attorney’s Office.Maiden provided his co-conspirators with fake checks and other documents so that they could travel to banks and use the false identities to draw from compromised accounts, according to the release. They landed at Sea-Tac Airport on Nov. 13, 2008, and worked their way south, stopping at a Wells Fargo in Auburn and another in Portland. A second attempt at a Portland Wells Fargo was made a day later. In each case, bank tellers refused to hand over the money. The group was successful, however, at two others stops, securing $3,400.Two of Maiden’s co-conspirators were arrested when they returned to Sea-Tac during the afternoon of Nov. 14, 2008, to catch a flight back to California.last_img read more