Build works for new National Broadband Ireland (NBI) network underway in…

first_imgLimerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live LimerickNewsBuild works for new National Broadband Ireland (NBI) network underway in LimerickBy Staff Reporter – November 16, 2020 693 Print Twitter Previous articleLimerick Comhairle na nÓg virtual AGMNext articleLimerick Post Show | Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post BUILD works for the new high-speed fibre broadband network being delivered across Ireland as part of the State’s National Broadband Plan (NBP), are underway in parts of Limerick.National Broadband Ireland (NBI) are designing, building and operating the new network in a mapped ‘rollout area’ – where commercial operators have not indicated that they will be providing such services. This includes 544,000 premises and will benefit over one million people.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In Limerick, over 4,000 premises have been surveyed to date and network designs completed to deliver the new Fibre to the Home (FTTH) network there. NBI crews have started initial works for the build in townlands outside Limerick city including Mungret, Patrickswell, Crecora, Castleconnell, Caherconlish and Cratloe.These ‘make ready’ works pave the way for the next stage of deploying fibre on poles/ducts, and include the erection of poles, unblocking of ducts, and the insertion of subduct into existing ducts, for the fibre to be installed.This is the most efficient and economical way for the new network – which will have standard download speeds of 500MB – to be rolled out.In Limerick, there are 21,231 premises in the “Rollout Area”, which includes homes, farms, commercial businesses and school. This equates to 22% of all premises in the county. Under the National Broadband Plan, Limerick will see an investment of €86M in the new high speed fibre network.This will enable e-learning, remote monitoring of livestock or equipment, e-health initiatives, better energy efficiency in the home, and more remote working.Local EmploymentNBI are working with contractors on the build site in Limerick, where over 50 operatives are currently employed. The new network will ‘go live’ in these parts of the county in early 2021.Peter Hendrick NBI Chief Executive Officer, said that real progress is being made in the first year of the National Broadband Plan: “There are 227 deployments areas across Ireland – in every county- that NBI will be delivering this new high-speed fibre broadband network in, across 96% of Ireland’s land mass.“We are currently working closely with retail service providers, and other stakeholders, to connect the first homes in Limerick in early 2021. Speeds of up to 10Gb will be available.“Our mission is to end the digital divide across the country, and high speed broadband access has never been more critical in how we live our lives. Digital connectivity is critical to many of our activities right now, and this new Fibre-to-the-Home network, will be a key enabler for the sustainment of local businesses and communities.”Over 126,000 premises have now been surveyed nationwide, in the eight months since the National Broadband Plan got underway. Build works are also underway for the new NBI network in parts of Cork, Cavan and Galway, with works in Tralee and Wexford set to follow.Phase One Delivery of the National Broadband – Broadband Connections PointsThose living in the rollout area will be able to benefit from high speed connectivity (150Mb) at Broadband Connection Points (BCPs) in the county over the next several months. These facilities – which include GAA clubs, schools, community centres and other public facilities – will provide free access to high speed internet in the rollout area.The public will be able to benefit from this service at locations across the county such as Old School and Glenmore community centres. Further details can be found at https://nbi.ie/bcp-locations/In Limerick, a number of primary schools in the rollout area will also be connected for educational access as part of this initiative including Knockadea NS in Ballylanders, Coolcappa in Ardagh and Mountcollins NS near Abbeyfeale.To check if your premises is in the ‘rollout area’ – or register for updates – log onto www.nbi.ie The lo-call customer contact centre number is 0818 624 624 or email [email protected] WhatsApp Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener center_img Email Linkedin Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Advertisement Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more

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Recruiter spells out stark reality of industry employment after lettings fees ban

first_imgHome » News » Recruiter spells out stark reality of industry employment after lettings fees ban previous nextRecruiter spells out stark reality of industry employment after lettings fees banAs well as 4,000 back-room admin jobs, many negotiators will exit the industry as they face more work for the same pay, says Property Personnel.Nigel Lewis26th September 201702,582 Views The lettings fees ban will lead to an exodus from the industry on top of the thousands of backroom jobs that will have to go when the new Tenant’ Fees Bill becomes law next year.So says one of the UK’s longest-established estate agent recruiters, Staines-based company Property Personnel.Established in 1988, one of its directors – Allison Dalrymple (pcitured, below) – says the lettings fees ban will have a much more “wide-ranging” effect on the number of people employed within the industry than previous thought.“Some people in the industry are already talking about these new rules resulting in a loss of 4,000 jobs,” she says.But Alison says that following the ban the administration work done by these backroom staff will be transferred to front-line negotiators.Because they will be doing more work for the same money and longer hours, Allison says this will lead to an exodus of staff and make it harder to recruit.“The same number of transactions will be around after the bill becomes law – so references will still have to be taken, credit checks carried out, and immigration status investigated,” she says.Corporates hit hardestProperty Personnel believes this will impact the middle-market corporates such as Countrywide and Connells the hardest while smaller independents and London’s prime agents will be spared after the fees ban.“The truth is that in the heart of the capital, lettings fees often comprise a smaller proportion of the agency’s total income for each property – so life without them will be less noticeable,” says.“In the regions, branch staff in the smaller independents may already carry out these duties anyway.“We’re concerned that this is a return to an ‘old-school’ approach, where there’s less concern about ‘work/life’ balance, negotiators take on more responsibilities, and work for longer hours.“The danger is that potential recruits may take a look at what’s on offer and decide that they would prefer to do a Monday to Friday, 9 to 5 job in another profession instead.” Property Personnel Allison Dalrymple September 26, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

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Crossing the great divide

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Increased working hours for Donegal carers

first_imgDonegal carers are to benefit from an increase in the hours they work or attending a training course outside the home, as Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty, makes new Regulations.Carers will have the opportunity to increase the number of hours they work or attend a training course outside the home from 15 to 18 ½ hours per week.From January 1, 2020, carers will have the opportunity to increase the number of hours they work or attend a training course outside the home from 15 to 18 ½ hours per week.  This measure is one that, Minister Doherty particularly prioritized in response to the carers she met at the Department’s Pre-Budget Forum.The carers said they found the current number of 15 hours to be too restrictive.Minister Doherty said she was delighted to make provision for their proposal in Budget 2020. “These Regulations, which take effect from 1 January next, will increase the number of hours that a carer can work or train from the current 15 hours per week to 18 and a half hours per week. “This will help carers address issues of social isolation and, critically, enable them to maintain better contact with the workforce, and by doing so improve their welfare and their incomes.“I believe that this measure will have a positive impact on the lives of many carers, particularly women,” she said.There are 83,772 carers in receipt of Carer’s Allowance and over 3,100 carers in receipt of Carers Benefit at present.Over 75 per cent of carers receiving Carer’s Allowance are women.Increased working hours for Donegal carers was last modified: December 13th, 2019 by Dionne MeehanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CarersdonegalMinister for Employment Affairs and Social Protectionregina dohertylast_img read more

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Kumba to invest R8.5bn in new mine

first_imgThe mine will have a positive effect on the economy of the Northern Cape, as approximately 750 people will be employed by the mine, with a further 2 000 jobs created at the peak of the construction phase, while indirect job creation is estimated to be in the region of 4 000 jobs. According to the company, the project was made possible by the recent granting of Sishen South’s new order mining rights, the issuing of its integrated water use licence, a commitment from Eskom to honour its electricity supply contract, and the recent positive conclusion to the negotiations with Transnet regarding the additional capacity on the Sishen-Saldana iron ore export channel. New mining rights Kumba Iron Ore has announced plans to invest R8.5-billion into the new Sishen South mine, which is scheduled to start production in 2012, increasing to full capacity of nine metric tons per annum by 2013. “The development forms part of Kumba’s expansion strategy to grow Iron ore export channel volumes to 44 metric tons per annum by 2013,” he said, adding that the company’s project pipeline remained robust, with the potential to deliver 70 metric tons per annum by 2015. It will produce direct shipping ore for the export market, with the ore being transported on the main Sishen-Saldanha railway line to the port of Saldanha Bay, via a rail link to be built from the Sishen South mine. 4 August 2008 Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materialcenter_img The new mine will be located 80km to the south of the existing Sishen mine, near the town of Postmasburg in the Northern Cape province, and will have a lifespan in excess of 20 years. SAinfo reporter The company has since submitted an environmental impact assessment, environmental management plan, and social and labour plan to the Department of Minerals and Energy, all of which have been accepted. “An experienced project team has been secured and we have ensured that the people and skills deployed in the Sishen expansion project were retained for the development of the Sishen South mine,” Griffith said. “Orders have also been placed on long lead equipment, which means that we are in a strong position to ramp up swiftly to full capacity.” “This is another exciting achievement for Kumba, and one that demonstrates our commitment to deliver on a strong project pipeline,” Kumba Iron Ore CEO Chris Griffith said in a statement last week. “Kumba expects the iron ore market to remain attractive for some time and customers are very excited about Sishen South coming on line,” Griffith said. “Kumba is delivering this additional capacity into a market of favourable iron ore prices and strong demand.”last_img read more

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Excessive rainfall as damaging to corn yield as extreme heat, drought

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Recent flooding in the Midwest has brought attention to the complex agricultural problems associated with too much rain. Data from the past three decades suggest that excessive rainfall can affect crop yield as much as excessive heat and drought. In a new study, an interdisciplinary team from the University of Illinois linked crop insurance, climate, soil and corn yield data from 1981 through 2016.The study found that during some years, excessive rainfall reduced U.S. corn yield by as much as 34% relative to the expected yield. Data suggest that drought and excessive heat caused a yield loss of up to 37% during some years. The findings are published in the journal Global Change Biology.“We linked county-level U.S. Department of Agriculture insurance data for corn loss with historical weather data, letting us quantify the impact of excessive rainfall on yield loss at a continental scale,” said Kaiyu Guan, a natural resources and environmental sciences professor and the study’s principal investigator. “This was done using crop insurance indemnity data paired with rigorous statistical analysis — not modeled simulations — which let the numbers speak for themselves.”The study found that the impact of excessive rainfall varies regionally.“Heavy rainfall can decrease corn yield more in cooler areas and the effect is exacerbated even further in areas that have poor drainage,” said Yan Li, a former U. of I. postdoctoral researcher and lead author of the study.Excessive rainfall can affect crop productivity in various ways, including direct physical damage, delayed planting and harvesting, restricted root growth, oxygen deficiency and nutrient loss, the researchers said.“It is challenging to simulate the effects of excessive rainfall because of the vast amount of seemingly minor details,” Li said. “It is difficult to create a model based on the processes that occur after heavy rainfall — poor drainage due to small surface features, water table depth and various soil properties can lead to ponding of water in a crop field. Even though the ponding may take place over a small area, it could have a large effect on crop damage.”Many climate change models predict that the U.S. Corn Belt region will continue to experience more intense rainfall events in the spring.“This study shows that we have a lot of work to do to improve our models,” said Evan DeLucia, the director of the Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Environment, a professor of integrative biology and study co-author. “While drought and heat stress have been well dealt with in the existing models, excessive rainfall impacts on crop system are much less mature.”Because of this, the researchers feel that it is urgent for the government and farmers to design better risk management plans to deal with the predicted climate scenarios.“As rainfall becomes more extreme, crop insurance needs to evolve to better meet planting challenges faced by farmers,” said Gary Schnitkey, a professor of agricultural and consumer economics and study co-author.The USDA, National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Energy supported this study.last_img read more

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Nokia/Microsoft Partnership Announcement Expected Tomorrow

first_imgTags:#mobile#news#NYT#web sarah perez What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Nokia is expected to announce a new partnership with Microsoft at its annual Capital Markets Day tomorrow, according to several reports. Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, an outsider who arrived from Microsoft last year to take charge of the Finnish company, believes that a partnership between Nokia and another yet-to-be named player is Nokia’s best bet going forward.As big as Nokia is, it can’t afford to go it alone, Elop told the blog AllThingsD in an interview last week. But who is Nokia’s new partner? BusinessWeek says that Elop held talks with both Microsoft and Google on the matter. But now, all signs are pointing to Microsoft as the key to Nokia’s radical strategy shift.Nokia, Our Platform is Burning…. Despite the inability of former Nokia execs to grasp the fact that the mobile industry has changed since the time when Nokia was king, it has. Tomi Ahonen, a former Nokia exec turned consultant, claimed that Elop’s memorable “Burning Platform” memo to company employees was a hoax written by an American analyst.But it was not a hoax at all, according to a number of high-profile news sites, including Engadget and BBC News, who each independently verified the memo’s legitimacy with multiple sources. Instead, it represents the new thinking that Elop brings to the global brand – a frank, “tell it like it is” viewpoint that former Nokia employees like Ahonen can’t quite understand.“We poured gasoline on our own burning platform,” wrote Elop in the memo to employees. “I believe we have lacked accountability and leadership to align and direct the company through these disruptive times. We had a series of misses. We haven’t been delivering innovation fast enough. We’re not collaborating internally. Nokia, our platform is burning.”The signs that Nokia was on a downward trend have been there for some time, but perhaps it took an outsider like Elop to take action – action like canceling Nokia’s first MeeGo smartphone, for example. This week, it was reported that the company has ditched its plans to launch its first phone using the MeeGo operating system, the OS that emerged from a combination of Nokia’s Maemo and Intel’s Moblin OS’. MeeGo was going to be Nokia’s new flagship OS, the one it would use to compete with the Androids and iPhones of the smartphone world.Nokia has lost market share over the past few years to competitors like Apple and Google, the latter of which is now poised to compete with Nokia not only on the high-end smartphone front but also on low-end feature phones that have typically been Nokia’s bread-and-butter.Nokia Said to be Choosing MicrosoftAnd now, the world and the markets await news of Nokia’s comeback plan.According to a number of reports, that plan involves Microsoft. One of BusinessWeek‘s sources said that Nokia would prefer to have a partnership with a software company like Microsoft, rather than being yet another company that licenses Android software.Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system has been favorably reviewed by technology journalists, bloggers and analysts, but has not picked up significant market share as of yet. A Nokia partnership where the Microsoft’s software ran on Nokia hardware – traditionally one of Nokia’s strengths – would change that.A telling tweet from Google’s VP of Engineering, Vic Gundotra, appears to confirm this is the case. In a message that would appear cryptic to casual observers, Gundotra posted: “#feb11 “Two turkeys do not make an Eagle.” The date is referring to Nokia’s Capital Markets Day and the “turkeys” are clearly Google’s competitors in mobile: Nokia and Microsoft. Obviously, if Nokia had chosen Google, Gundotra wouldn’t be insulting the company in such a way. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Related Posts Perhaps what’s most incredible about the forthcoming announcement, is not just the radical overhaul and course correction it represents for Nokia, but the speed with which it came about. Elop only took Nokia’s helm last fall – he moves fast, it seems.Also expected tomorrow is confirmation of the reports that Nokia will shake up its management structure, too, with the dismissal of several top executives: Mary T. McDowell, the executive in charge of Nokia’s mobile phones unit; Niklas Savander, the manager of the markets unit; Tero Ojanpera, the manager responsible for services and mobile solutions; and Chief Development Officer Kai Oistamo.Friday is shaping up to be an interesting day for mobile observers. Stay tuned.last_img read more

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Cooke Optics Suddenly Has the Best YouTube Channel

first_imgThe Cooke Optics YouTube channel has only been offering this great content for the past three months. Be sure to subscribe to their channel to keep up on the latest episodes. Working With the Director SeriesThe other Cooke Optics series focuses on the the relationship between cinematographers and directors. In the Working with the Director episodes, cinematographers talk about the directors they have collaborated with on multiple films.Cinematographer Sean Bobbitt has worked with director Steve McQueen on the films Hunger, Shame, and 12 Years a Slave. Bobbitt discusses their early relationship working on art installations and the growth of their careers as feature filmmakers.In this episode, John de Borman talks about his experience working with director Dustin Hoffman on the films Last Chance Harvey and Quartet. Lens manufacturer Cooke Optics has a YouTube channel that should be followed by every cinematographer.Cooke Optics is one of the oldest lens manufacturers in the industry. Since the 1890s, their lenses have been used by filmmakers creating legendary films. Cooke lenses have captured countless iconic film images, like the wondrous world in Wizard of OZ, the glimmering corpse of Goldfinger, the hills in The Sound of Music, and the distant galaxy of Star Wars.Now, the lens company is creating incredible content for the Cooke Optics YouTube channel. The page features fantastic content categorized by Masterclass, Case Study, and Working with the Director series.Cooke Optics Masterclass SeriesThe Cooke Optics Masterclass series features interviews with great Hollywood cinematographers on the specifics of their craft. Each video focuses on a single topic and how that DP achieved the incredible shots seen in the cinema.In this episode, John de Borman talks about his method of composition and framing. He discusses the portrayal of locations and deconstructing the meaning behind characters. Take a look at his work on films like An Education and The Full Monty.Cooke Optics also takes you into the action-packed battle sequences of films from Ridley Scott. Here they talk to cinematographer John Mathieson, who shares some tips on filming big-budget fights from his work on Gladiator, Robin Hood, and Kingdom of Heaven.In this Masterclass, they talk to Phil Meheux about his car-chase work on the two James Bond films Goldeneye and Casino Royale. This crash course shows the work that went into the famous tank chase as well as the legendary Aston Martin rollover.center_img Cooke Optics Case Study SeriesThe Case Study series focuses on more technical aspects of cinematography. Cinematographers discuss details like types of film, lighting choices, camera rigs, and more.In this episode, Ed Lachman, ASC, talks about his work on the Oscar-nominated film Carol. Lachman talks about his choice to shoot on 16mm film as well as his collaboration with Todd Haynes deciding on key lighting decisions.The film Locke spends 90 minutes inside of a car. Director of Photography Haris Zambarloukos, BSC, discusses the challenges of shooting car scenes, multi-camera setups, and working through the entire script every night.On the other end of the production spectrum, Zambarloukos also worked on the big-budget Marvel blockbuster Thor. In this Case Study, Zambarloukos offers a technical breakdown of one of the major fight scenes. He covers working with scale, lighting rigs, and the difficulty of working with computer-generated environments.last_img read more

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Celtics, Rockets and Bucks eye 2-0 1st-round series leads

first_imgDA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PRESSURE IS ON: The Pacers’ starting lineup. Bojan Bogdanovic was the lone Indiana starter to reach double figures in Game 1. Part of that was Boston’s pressure, but a lot of it was the Pacers missing open shots. If that trend continues, they’ll be headed home down 2-0.PISTONS AT BUCKSMilwaukee leads 1-0. Game 2, 8 p.m. EDT, NBA TVNEED TO KNOW: Detroit’s 35-point loss in Game 1 was more lopsided then the Pistons’ entire four-game series the last time they were in the playoffs. In 2016, they lost four straight games to Cleveland by a combined 34 points.KEEP AN EYE ON: Milwaukee had a 22-11 advantage in fast-break points in Game 1 and outrebounded the Pistons 54-46. If Detroit is going to keep this game closer, turning those two categories around may be the best path.INJURY WATCH: Detroit star Blake Griffin has been having knee problems and missed Game 1. The Pistons have described him as day to day, and coach Dwane Casey said Tuesday there was no change in his outlook.PRESSURE IS ON: Andre Drummond is Detroit’s other star frontcourt player, and with Griffin out, he wasn’t able to hold off the Bucks’ onslaught in the series opener. He had 12 points before being ejected in the third quarter for a flagrant foul on Milwaukee star Giannis Antetokounmpo.JAZZ AT ROCKETSRockets lead 1-0. Game 2, 9:30 p.m. EDT, TNTNEED TO KNOW: After their 32-point win in Game 1, the Rockets talked about the need to maintain focus, after they won the opener of their second-round series against the Jazz last season only to lose Game 2 at home. The Rockets went on to win that series in five games but don’t like the fact that they lost that game in Houston and are determined not to let it happen again. #KicksStalker: Basketball kicks get Avengers treatment Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated LATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Celtics coach Brad Stevens acknowledged Smart’s absence forced them to play differently and will continue to require adjustments.Without Smart to help with ball handling duties, it mostly falls on Kyrie Irving.“That limits you a little bit,” Stevens said. “We’ll play Terry (Rozier) and Gordon (Hayward) more with Kyrie than we have. But I think ultimately there’s going to be moments where Kyrie will be it. We’ll have one point guard on the floor.”Will that mean changes to the starting lineup?“We re-evaluate everything every day,” Stevens said.ADVERTISEMENT Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Pacers forward Thaddeus Young said the film just highlighted shortcomings they knew about.“Free throws. And just upping our intensity on the defensive end. They upped their defensive pressure. I think we backed up a little bit,” Young said.Scoring wasn’t a problem for James Harden in Houston’s 122-90 win. The star had a game-high 29. Utah star Donovan Mitchell had 19, but was just 7 of 18 from the field.“Their defense was really designed to keep me out of the paint and we’ve got to find ways around that,” Mitchell said. “As a team we’re not going to miss the amount of shots we missed last time.”A look at Wednesday’s games:PACERS AT CELTICSBoston leads 1-0. Game 2, 7 p.m. EDT, TNTNEED TO KNOW: The 74 points scored by the Pacers in Game 1 marked the lowest total by a Celtics playoff opponent since Orlando scored 71 points on May 22, 2010. Indiana also shot a brutal 57% (12 for 21) from the free throw line. Those are two things the Pacers aren’t expecting to do two games in a row.KEEP AN EYE ON: Boston’s rotations. Jaylen Brown started in place of Smart in Game 1, but Stevens has lots of options to give the Pacers different looks.INJURY WATCH: Smart said he is remaining optimistic he can make an early return to action like he did last postseason following thumb surgery. But he said Tuesday was the first day he was able to walk without pain and that his focus for now is treatment.center_img SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics00:50Trending 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 MOST READ Boston limited Indiana to eight points in the third quarter of its 84-74 Game 1 win. It was the Celtics’ lowest point total of the season and the first time they won a game in 2018-19 in which they didn’t reach 100 points.Change is on the minds of both teams.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, logisticsFor the Celtics that could mean tweaks to the starting lineup as they continue to adjust to the absence of Marcus Smart, who is recovering from a torn left oblique.“It’s frustrating, but you have to take it day-by-day and one day at a time,” Smart said Tuesday. KEEP AN EYE ON: Harden. The Jazz used a defense focused on making the left-handed superstar go to his right in Game 1. The tactic kept him from using his step-back 3-pointer as effectively as he normally does. If they use the same tactic in Game 2 look for Harden to continue driving to the paint and dishing off to teammates such as Eric Gordon and P.J. Tucker for corner 3s.INJURY WATCH: Jazz forward Thabo Sefolosha is questionable with soreness in his left hip and Kyle Korver is probable because of a sore right knee. The Rockets don’t have injuries but hope center Clint Capela will feel better after struggling during Game 1 while recovering from an upper respiratory infection.PRESSURE IS ON: Mitchell. He will need to play better if the Jazz hope to even this series after he had five turnovers and no assists in the opener.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Boston Celtics’ Al Horford (42) pumps his fist after being fouled while making a basket by Indiana Pacers’ Bojan Bogdanovic, rear, during the second quarter in Game 1 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)BOSTON — The Celtics are preparing for their Game 2 matchup with the Pacers aware their series-opening win was notable more for its ugliness more than the outcome.Meanwhile, the Rockets and Bucks are heading into their respective Game 2s with the Jazz and Pistons expecting more competitive games after dominating victories.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Angelina Jolie Attends G8 Meeting To Stop Sexual Violence During Conflict

first_imgAngelina Jolie joined British Foreign Secretary William Hague and Zainab Bangura, UN Special Representative on sexual violence in conflict, for the G8 meeting in London today.During the meeting, the G8 foreign ministers agreed to boost efforts to seek justice for victims of abuse and rape in conflict, and announced a £23 million ($35.5 million) pledge to fund prevention and response efforts.“Hundreds of thousands of women and children have been sexually assaulted, tortured or forced into sexual slavery in the wars of our generation,” said Jolie following the meeting. “International political will has been sorely lacking, but today I believe their voices have been heard and that we finally have some hope to offer them. I welcome the long overdue stand that the G8 has taken. Wartime rape is not inevitable. This violence can be prevented, and it must be confronted.”Angelina Jolie is a Special Envoy for the UN Human Rights Council.last_img read more

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