Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Flashing a balanced offensive, San Beda turned back Jose Rizal U, 80-66, in the other semifinal match.Pint-sized playmaker Aljun Melecio exploded for 30 points, while Ricci Rivero and Ben Mbala combined for 51 for the Archers. “This is a good game for us, because we learned a lot with having composure with our decision making,” said La Salle coach Aldin Ayo.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout What ‘missteps’? MOST READ World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide View comments Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ End of Pacquiao reign is here, Horn claims 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Newcomer Santi Santillan completed a three-point play with 10 seconds remaining to lift UAAP champion La Salle to a thrilling 100-99 victory over Lyceum and forge a title duel with San Beda in the Filoil Flying V Premier Cup.A recruit from University of the Visayas, who is set to make his debut in the UAAP this season, Santillan was at the right place at the right time, capping a wild sequence with a lay-up while drawing a foul as the Green Archers survived a gutsy stand by the Pirates, who nearly completed a comeback from 12 points down in the final period at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez believes Manchester United have what it takes to close the gap and finish in the top four this season.Since the appointment of interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, United have been in impressive form, winning three games in a row and scoring 12 goals in the process.Solskjaer will be aiming for his fourth successive win when they travel to Tyneside for Wednesday night’s Premier League fixture.United are currently 6th place in the league table and 8 points behind fourth-placed Chelsea, but Benitez expects the Red Devils to close the gap.“It’s a team that has to be easily in the top four, that is very clear,” Benitez told Sky Sports.Maguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“They can compete against Manchester City, Liverpool, anyone. We are talking about one of the biggest clubs in the world in terms of everything.“The players they have, they are so good that if you want to win or get points against them you have to perform really well.“When you are a top side like Manchester United, spending millions every year, you have to be in the top four and you have to win the title.“For them, that’s the pressure. Not just now, they had it before, and for sure they will feel the pressure in a few weeks when they will be there fighting with Tottenham, Chelsea, City, Liverpool, and Arsenal.”
The team will play against Bournemouth today at Goodison Park and the manager believes they can win.Everton and Bournemouth are tied in points in the English Premier League.Both teams have 27 units and will face off each other today.That’s why Everton’s coach Marco Silva has called his team to focus and win this match.Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“It is always good for the squad to have a normal week to work and prepare – a normal week to take care of many, many details because they are important in our way, our model,” Silva told the club’s official website a few minutes before the game.“It is always important for me as a coach – not just for me, for all the managers – when you have a normal week to prepare for the match.”“It is really important [to start the game quickly], it is our aim as a team, to go and have a big impact in the game from the first minute,” he added.“It will be an open game, in my opinion, Bournemouth are a really strong team on the counter-attack, they can take a big advantage in those moments, with two strong strikers and two fast wingers.”
WILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Friday, June 15, 2018:Animal Control Officer transported rabbit with eye injury to Tufts Vet Hospital. (1:00pm)Lifeguards closed Town Beach at 2pm due to weather. Police secured gates. (2:05pm)A walk-in party reported a hit and run on Middlesex Avenue. (8:39pm)Police moved a couple of people off the basketball courts at Yentile Farm due to park hours. (10:01pm)Jason A. Trudelle (18, Wilmington) was issued a summons for Unlicensed Operation Of A Motor Vehicle and Person Under 21 Possessing Alcohol. (10:20pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information. An arrest does not constitute a conviction. Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip?Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for July 22: You Got In Trouble With The Law; 3-Car Crash On Middlesex Ave.In “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 21: Driver Issued Summons; Solicitors Going Door To Door Without Required PermitIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 15: Wilmington Man Arrested; Driver Issued Summonses; Teens Bullying At Plaza?In “Police Log”
Meanwhile, farmers and activists also levelled other charges against Bt cotton seeds. Farm lobbies say that BT cotton requires a huge amount of insecticides and pesticides to protect the crops. They also say that Bt cotton seeds give protection against only one pest, leaving it vulnerable to others. “After Maharashtra’s last season experience, it can be safely concluded that the claims of the BT technology are invalid. The technology has shown signs of failure with the insects developing resistance to it. It is now necessary to either upgrade technology or declare it a failure to safeguard millions of poor farmers,” Agriculture expert and ex-Commissioner of Agriculture, Sunil Kendrekar said. IANS. The Environmental Sciences Europe had also reveled in a study that there could be a link between Bt cotton and farmer suicide in India. Dangerous Weed Killer Found In Numerous Breakfast Cereals Close Reuters fileGlobal seeds major Monsanto has won arbitration proceedings against Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd (NSL), Reuters reported exclusively on Tuesday. Monsanto, which is owned by German drug maker Bayer AG, has been locked in a long-drawn royalty battle with Indian seed makers. “… Monsanto has received a favourable award from the arbitration panel in the proceedings against NSL and Prabhat”, a Bayer spokesman told the agency in an e-mailed statement.The terms of the arbitration decision are not revealed as both parties have to abide by secrecy conditions. However, according to Monsanto’s calculations, NSL and its affiliates owed the Missouri-based company as much as $22.82 million. “The award is confidential and we will not be able to share any further details at this stage,” the Bayer spokesman said. NSL reserves the right to appeal the verdict.What’s the case?The dispute arises from Mahyco Monsanto Biotech’s sale of genetically modified (GM) cotton seeds to around 40 Indian seed companies under license. These Indian companies sell the seeds in turn to retailers, letting Monsanto control a huge seed market in the largest producer of cotton in the world. Mahyco Monsanto Biotech (India) is a joint venture between Monsanto and Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Co (Mahyco).The dispute started in 2015 when Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd and its two affiliates stopped paying royalties to MMB. Their contention was that Monsanto did not enjoy patent protection on its GM cotton seeds under Indian laws. The Indian companies insisted that the norms had to be set by the Indian government if they were to make the payment of royalties, or ‘trait fees’.The role of GM technology in India’s agriculture has had a controversial record. Genetically modified seeds have come in for sharp criticism, while the specific role played in its propagation by global seeds giant Monsanto has always been focus, with nationalist groups vehemently opposing both.However, Monsanto won a major legal victory last month when the Supreme Court ruled that Monsanto can own patents on genetically-modified cotton seeds in India, setting aside a Delhi High Court verdict that said seeds, plants and animals can’t be patented under Indian laws. “The division bench order has been overruled. It essentially means that the patent is in force,” a Bayer spokesman in India said.How Monsanto changed India’s Cotton cultivationMonsanto entered India in 2003, introducing lab altered seeds in the country for the first time. The arrival of pest resistant cotton plants changed the farming landscape in the county, which went on to become the world’s biggest producer of the yarn in subsequent years. Cotton production boomed in the main cultivation belts in the country subsequently, powering India into the list of world’s biggest cotton producers. As of now nearly 96 percent of cotton cultivating area in the country is under Bt cotton.However, it has been argued that the output boom wasn’t sustainable and hit a trough after five years of high yield. Other major downsides were that the seeds were far more expensive than the local varieties and that the seeds could not be reused. The farmers had to buy seeds from the makers in every farming cycle. Monsanto, which was selling Bt cotton seeds to practically the whole of India through its licensees, enjoyed a monopoly in this scenario.
Explore further Back in 2011, an international team of researchers conducted a study of rogue planets and reported evidence suggesting that there are approximately twice as many rogue Jupiters as main sequence stars. In this new effort, the researchers took a new census gain a more accurate estimate.Identifying rogue planets is difficult, of course, because they do not emit any light of their own—against the black of space, there is nothing to see. But when they move past light emitted from a distant star, a lensing phenomenon can occur. This happens when light from the blocked star is magnified by the planet’s gravity, causing a lensing halo effect that can be seen by instruments here on Earth. The size of the planet can also be calculated by noting the lensing duration. The researchers with this new census winnowed down the millions of stars in the dataset to just 2,617 high-quality microlensing events. This represented a much larger sample size than the one used by the team in 2011—they analyzed just 474 events.The researchers conclude that Jupiter-sized rogue planets are far rarer than the earlier census claimed. But they note it is possible that are more Earth-sized rogue planets roaming around than currently believed. The data also showed that of the big rogue planets roaming the Milky Way, approximately 25 percent of them are likely gas giants, with the remaining 75 percent represented by rocky or ice giants. Citation: New survey suggests far fewer Jupiter sized rogue planets than thought (2017, July 25) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-07-survey-jupiter-sized-rogue-planets.html An artist’s impression of a gravitational microlensing event by a free-floating planet. Credit: J. Skowron / Warsaw University Observatory © 2017 Phys.org Simulations suggest Planet Nine may have been a rogue More information: Przemek Mróz et al. No large population of unbound or wide-orbit Jupiter-mass planets, Nature (2017). DOI: 10.1038/nature23276Planet formation theories predict that some planets may be ejected from their parent systems as result of dynamical interactions and other processes. Unbound planets can also be formed through gravitational collapse, in a way similar to that in which stars form. A handful of free-floating planetary-mass objects have been discovered by infrared surveys of young stellar clusters and star-forming regions as well as wide-field surveys, but these studies are incomplete for objects below five Jupiter masses. Gravitational microlensing is the only method capable of exploring the entire population of free-floating planets down to Mars-mass objects, because the microlensing signal does not depend on the brightness of the lensing object. A characteristic timescale of microlensing events depends on the mass of the lens: the less massive the lens, the shorter the microlensing event. A previous analysis of 474 microlensing events found an excess of ten very short events (1–2 days)—more than known stellar populations would suggest—indicating the existence of a large population of unbound or wide-orbit Jupiter-mass planets (reported to be almost twice as common as main-sequence stars). These results, however, do not match predictions of planet-formation theories and surveys of young clusters. Here we analyse a sample of microlensing events six times larger than that of ref. 11 discovered during the years 2010–15. Although our survey has very high sensitivity (detection efficiency) to short-timescale (1–2 days) microlensing events, we found no excess of events with timescales in this range, with a 95 per cent upper limit on the frequency of Jupiter-mass free-floating or wide-orbit planets of 0.25 planets per main-sequence star. We detected a few possible ultrashort-timescale events (with timescales of less than half a day), which may indicate the existence of Earth-mass and super-Earth-mass free-floating planets, as predicted by planet-formation theories. Journal information: Nature (Phys.org)—A team of researchers with Warsaw University Observatory, Ohio State University and the University of Warwick has found evidence that suggests there are far fewer Jupiter-sized rogue planets roaming the Milky Way galaxy than prior surveys have shown. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the group describes using data compiled from the Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment to analyze light curves of approximately 50 million stars for the period 2010 to 2015 and what they found by doing so. The gravity of a free-floating planet may deflect and focus light from a distant source star when passing closely in front of it. Owing to the distorted image the star temporarily seems much brighter. Credit: J. Skowron / Warsaw University Observatory The researchers conclude by suggesting their findings jibe with logic—there are likely to be fewer rogue giant planets because they would have a stronger gravitational connection to their original star system. Smaller, Earth-like planets, on the other hand, could be flung off with relative ease. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
The prestigious Ajay Shankar Memorial Awards for the best designed and displayed stands were distributed on the concluding day of 43rd edition of IHGF-Delhi fair spring 2017 in 12 product categories such as Furniture and Home accessories, home textile, furnishing and floor coverings, carpet and rugs, lamps and lighting products, houseware, decorative and gifts, educational toys and games, decorative, gifts [including corporate gifts], candles, incense sticks, aromatics, stationery and paper including handmade paper products, leather bags and cases, christmas decorations, candles and incense sticks and fashion jewellery and accessories. One award in each category was given. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe Ajay Shankar Memorial Awards were instituted in the memory of late Mr Ajay Shankar, former Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) who was one of the major motivators for establishing this fair. The Award for the Best design and display stand in the category of Furniture and Home accessories was given to M/s Haswani Handicrafts, Jodhpur and M/s Cross Country, Jodhpur and was received by Mr Prakash Haswani and Mr Dinesh Jhanwar respectively. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveIn the category of Home textiles, Furnishing and Floor coverings, the award was given to M/s Art Age Pvt. Ltd., Jaipur and was received by Mr Yogesh Sharma. Ajay Shankar Memorial Award for the Best design and Display Stand in the category of carpet and rugs was given to Essgee Leather Goods Pvt. Ltd, Agra and was received by Mr Vikas K Gupta. M/s India International Exporters, Moradabad received an award in the category of houseware, decorative and gifts.Ajay Shankar Memorial Award for the Best design and Display Stand in the category of Fashion jewellery and accessories was given to M/s Amrish Creations, Delhi and was received by Ms Komal. The award in the category of Christmas decoration, candles and incense sticks was given to M/S A.T.S.S. Enterprises, Delhi and was received by Mr Mohd. Azeem. M/s Afterskool Toys & Games Pvt. Ltd, Kolkata won an award in the category of educational toys and games and was jointly received by Ms Nidhi Agarwal and Ms Neha Agarwal. For the Best design and Display Stand in the category of lamps and lighting products, Ajay Shankar Memorial award was given to M/s Decolite, Moradabad and was received by Mr Shoaib Chowhury. In the category of candles, incense sticks, potpourri and aromatics, Mr Tantry received an award on behalf of M/s Acharya Exports, Mumbai. The Award for the Best design and Display Stand in the category of stationery and paper was given to M/s Alka Pandey Packaging Pvt. Ltd, Jaipur and was received by Mr Alka Panday. In the category of decorative, gifts [including corporate gifts] Mr Sanjay Gupta, on behalf of M/s Parkland India, Moradabad received the award.Ajay Shankar Memorial Award for the Best design and Display Stand in the category of Leather bags and cases was given to M/S Ecoline, Noida and was received by Mr Surinder Singh Sahni.
Posted by Travelweek Group Share Tags: Education, Sandals Resorts Wednesday, April 4, 2018 TORONTO — Created exclusively for travel agents, Sandals Resorts’ weekly webinar series has become an invaluable selling tool, and the next few dates have just been announced.There will be four dates in April, with each virtual session lasting 30 minutes every Friday afternoon. During each session, agents will learn useful, up-to-the-minute information directly from resort management teams, as well a unique sales tips for each property.The dates are as follows:Friday April 6: Beaches Ocho Rios, 3:00-3:30 p.m. EDTFriday April 13: Sandals Grande St. Lucian: 12:30 p.m.-1:00 p.m. EDTFriday April 20: Beaches Negril, 12:30 pm.-1:00 p.m. EDTFriday April 27: Sandals Montego Bay, 12:30 p.m.-1:00 p.m. EDTTo register for the Sandals webinars, email email@example.com with your IATA number and preferred dates. Agents will then receive further details and log-in instructions.By registering, agents will also receive a recorded version that they can play back at their leisure. April dates for Sandals’ webinar series just announced << Previous PostNext Post >>