Lyceum escapes EAC for 7th straight win

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Teen gunned down in Masbate View comments LATEST STORIES Jaycee Marcelino. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLyceum weathered a furious rally from Emilio Aguinaldo College to score the 97-93 stunner Thursday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at EAC Gym in Ermita.Jaycee Marcelino uncorked 20 points, five rebounds, three assists, and four steals, none bigger than his swipe against Francis Munsayac with 7.0 seconds to spare as he cruised to the game-clinching fastbreak to preserve the Pirates’ 7-0 record.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bugarin also denied Perez’ drive in the ensuing possession, but EAC couldn’t make the most of its chances as Munsayac bobbled the rock and allowed Marcelino to snuff the ball out of his grips for the dagger layup.The loss spoiled an emotional day for EAC as the team dedicated the game to its Cameroonian big man Hamadou Laminou, who was ruled out of the season after tearing his ACL on his right knee.Munsayac also saw his career-best 26 points go down the drain, while also collecting four assists and two rebounds in the defeat.Jerome Garcia had 19 markers and five boards for the Generals, which saw their two-game winning streak snapped and fell down to an even 3-3 slate.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her LYCEUM 97 – Perez 20, Jc. Marcelino 20, Nzeusseu 17, Jv. Marcelino 9, Caduyac 8, Ayaay 6, Baltazar 5, Ibanez 5, Santos 3, Tansingco 2, Marata 2, Pretta 0.EAC 93 – Munsayac 26, Garcia 19, Bautista 11, Diego 11, Bugarin 10, Onwubere 6, Pascua 5, Neri 3, I. Mendoza 2, Corilla 0, J. Mendoza 0, Tampoc 0, Guzman 0.Quarters: 27-24, 52-49, 77-71, 97-93. 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings “We need games like this to sharpen us, for the players to know that even though we’re undefeated, we should remain grounded,” said assistant coach Jeff Perlas, who took charge of the team after coach Topex Robinson was ejected after incurring two technical fouls midway through the second period.CJ Perez also scattered 20 markers, three boards, and five assists, while Mike Nzeusseu registered a double-double in the tune of his 17 points, 19 rebounds, and a block.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The Pirates shrugged off the distraction and controlled the tempo in the second half as they  grabbed a 91-84 lead in the final four minutes. But the home team refused to roll that easily, with Juju Bautista keeping the Generals in the game before Rustan Bugarin knocked down the undergoal stab with 54.4 seconds to play. Flying V survives close call, draws first blood in D-League semis End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respitelast_img read more


first_imgSinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD has stated the Government is refusing to deal with the mortgage crisis.Deputy Doherty was speaking following the release of new figures from the Central Bank which show that there are still 90,343 mortgages in arrears of ninety days or more.He said “It is frightening to think that the financial pressure created by this situation is negatively impacting more lives than the number of people who filed into Croke Park to watch the All-Ireland Football Semi-Finals at the weekend. That is the scale on the crisis at it stands. It cannot be hidden by the government spinning a slight reduction as a success. “The reality is that here are no grounds for celebration in these figures. They confirm once again that this government will play no hand in solving the mortgage crisis. Minister Noonan will not step in to make banks pass on interest rates or cut excessive pay and he will not step in to tell them to get real about the mortgage crisis.“This government is content to let the mortgage crisis unwind at the pace of the banks’ choosing. The increase in long term arrears points to this fact.“Last month the Oireachtas Finance Committee produced a report following exchanges with the banks and mortgage holders’ groups. That cross-party Report contained 47 recommendations on how the Mortgage Arrears Process could be improved. There is no evidence that any one of those recommendations has been implemented.”  GOVERNMENT IS REFUSING TO DEAL WITH MORTGAGE CRISIS – DOHERTY was last modified: September 2nd, 2014 by StephenShare 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:donegalmortgagesPearse DohertySinn Feinlast_img read more

Klopp reveals why he considered sticking with Karius over Alisson

first_img Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won huge blow REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Loris Karius signed a five-year deal with Liverpool in 2016 He also brushed aside the fuss which has been made over some of his mistakes during pre-season against Borussia Dortmund and Tranmere, which Klopp insisted was the place to make them, considering everyone is still working on getting their fitness back to what is was in order to compete for 90 minutes every week.“Out-field players make tons of mistakes. Loris has to continue to work hard.“Loris is now 25, at an age, in which keepers keep improving. All the best keepers make mistake, but sometimes timing is important in life. If Loris makes a mistake now, it isn’t cool. In eight years nobody will care. We are totally happy with him.“We simply identified another keeper, who is better, and signed him.”Karius, meanwhile, has most recently been linked with a move to Besiktas on loan.And after one too many keyboard warriors started trolling him during Liverpool’s pre-season training, he posted this on Instagram: “To those who take joy in seeing other people fail or suffer, I feel for you. Whatever it is that’s happening in your life to hold this much anger and hate, I pray that it passes and good things come to you.”His team-mates, including Mohamed Salah, have also leapt to his defence. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? smart causal Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED Alisson signed for £67m silverware Mohamed Salah tweeted this in support of his team-mate 3 How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures “I didn’t tell Loris what he wanted to hear, but how it is,” he explained in an interview with German magazine Kicker.“The Champions League final had nothing to do with us getting Alisson. Even if he had won it and Alisson would have been on the market we would have still signed him.“And how the people reacted negatively to Karius after the final, by trying to isolate him, that almost made me not sign Alisson and rather stick it out with Karius. But we had to be professional, our job is to have the best players on every position.”It was also put to Klopp whether the mistakes had a serious effect on him, which was rubbished by the manager.“There are worse things in the world, you should never forget that. We are talking about a luxury problem here. Who the no.1 is might be decisive for some. But it isn’t everything.” RANKED 3 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury LIVERPOOL NEWS Dejan Lovren was not quite so polite when he replied to a Liverpool fan account on Instagram, which posted this after the Dortmund friendly: “It’s becoming a regular thing for @lorisk21. I seriously believe that we should sell him because even as a backup he’s just full of mistakes. I don’t care what anyone says but he is not worthy of wearing the LFC shirt. And this is for all the mistakes he makes in general for the ones thinking that I’m slaughtering him just for this.”“You are full of s***,” replied Lovren. “Shame on you how you treat our player! And also the name Liverpool fan page.” Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has explained criticism of Loris Karius at the end of last season almost saw him reject the chance to sign Alisson.Karius spent last season as the no.1, having dislodged Simon Mignolet, but ended the campaign with two costly errors in the Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid.However, Klopp said the Real Madrid game was not the reason Alisson was signed, who joined from Roma in a £67million deal. shining latest possible standings Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars 3 Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade gameday cracker Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury updatelast_img read more


first_imgST EUNAN’S LETTERKENNY NEWSLETTERSunday 15th April 2012Divine Mercy SundayDivine Mercy SundayThis afternoon at 3 pm we will have a EUCHARISTIC LITURGY to mark the end of the Divine Mercy Novena which began on Good Friday. We welcome everyone to come and join with us to mark the Feast of Divine Mercy, even if you have not done the Novena. A Prayer of Trust by Blessed Fr. Michael Sopocko(Spiritual Director of St. Faustina)Holy Spirit, give me the grace of unwavering trust when I think of Our Lord’s merits, and of fearful trust when I think of my own weakness. When poverty comes knocking at my door; Jesus, I Trust in You, when sickness lays me low, or injury cripples me; Jesus, I Trust in You. When the world pushes me aside, and pursues me with its hatred; Jesus, I Trust in You. When I am besmirched by calumny, and pierced through by bitterness; Jesus, I Trust in You. When my friends abandon me, and wound me by word and deed; Jesus, I Trust in You. Spirit of love and Mercy, be to me a refuge, a sweet consolation, a blessed hope, that in all the most trying circumstances of my life I may never cease to trust in You”.Are you interested in becoming a Catholic?Would you like the opportunity to learn about the Catholic faith in a friendly and warm environment?If the answer is yes, you are invited to attend a course beginning on Tuesday 1st May. For further information or if you have any questions please phone 086-1240800.Thank YouA sincere word of thanks to all who led the hours and to everyone who came to adore during the 48 hours of Adoration in the Cathedral in preparation for the 50th Eucharistic Congress. Parish Notice-boardPhone: 074 – 9121021Fax: 074 – 9124200Email: steunanscathedral@eircom.netSUNDAY ~ 15th April 2012Masses: 8 am, 10 am, 12 pm and 6.30 pm (Please note new Mass times)Baptisms: 1.30 pm in the CathedralDivine Mercy Eucharistic Liturgy ~ 3 pm to 5 pmPolish Mass in the Cathedral ~ 5.30 pmSt Pius X Adoration Chapel is open at 7 pmAl-Anon Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8 pmAA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pmMONDAY8 am Mass ~ Ann Alexander10 am Mass ~ Maura Devine (First Anniversary)7.30 pm Mass ~ Noreen Dorrian (First Anniversary)St Pius X Adoration Chapel is openGrow Meeting in Loreto Convent ~ 8 pmAA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pmTUESDAY8am Mass ~ See Mass Intentions below10 am Mass ~ ®7.30 pm Mass ~ Sally Molloy (First Anniversary)St Pius X Adoration Chapel is openBaptism Preparation will take place in the Parochial House at8 pm tonightLegion of Mary Meeting: Conference Room ~ After 10 am MassLegion of Mary Meeting: Room 112, Loreto Secondary School –7 pmDivine Mercy Prayer in the Cathedral – 8 pmAl-Anon Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pmGamblers’ Anonymous Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pmAA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pmWEDNESDAY8 am Mass ~ Denis and Aggie Houston10 am Mass ~ Sean O’Donnell7.30 pm Mass ~ Maggie BroganSt Pius X Adoration Chapel is openR.C.I.A. Course in the Parochial House – 7.30 pmCathedral Choir Practice in the Conference Centre – 8.15 pmNarcotics Anonymous Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8 pmCathedral Choir in the Conference Room – 8.15 pm THURSDAY8 am Mass ~ R.D.S. Deceased members10 am Mass ~ ®7.30 pm Mass ~ Tommy, Mary and Eddie Keys and Kathleen SweeneySt Pius X Adoration Chapel is openCharismatic Prayer Group in the Conference Room – 8 pmAA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 5.30 pmFRIDAY8 am Mass ~ Celia and Paddy Tinney10 am Mass ~ Mary Diver1 pm ~ Nuptial7.30 pm Mass ~ See Mass Intentions belowSt Pius X Adoration Chapel is openAl-Anon Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 10.30 amAA Meeting for Women in the Cathedral Conference Room – 1 pmAA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pmGambler’s Anonymous Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 11 amSATURDAY10 am Mass ~ Seamus McCann (Month’s Mind Mass)7.30 pm Mass ~ Vigil for SundayConfessions: 12 noon to 1 pm and after 7.30 pm MassAA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 11 amSUNDAY 22nd AprilMass Times: 8 am, 10 am, 12 noon and 6.30 pm St. Vincent de Paul ~ Conwal & Leck Parish ~ 9129503St. Vincent de Paul ~ Parish of Aughaninshin ~ 9122366MASS INTENTIONS FOR 8 am TUESDAY and 7.30 pm FRIDAYRita McGlinchey (Month’s Mind Mass) ~ Maura Devine ~ Pawel DabkiewiczSean Comiskey ~ Frank Donnelly ~ May O’Loan ~ Patrick O’LoanJim O’Donnell ~ Michael Dorrian ~ Rose Dorrian ~ Sean CurranRECENT BAPTISMS ~ We welcome into God’s Community ~Reuben Jacob O’Donnell ~ Wendy Omonzele Osahumen AgudaCharlie Dokprakhon Meksanan ~ Chloe Danielle MurrayAre you taking part in the North West 10k on Sunday 6th May? If you are, why not help to raise money for the St. Eunan’s Cathedral Building Fund. Sponsorship cards will be available after weekend Masses or please phone 086-3161376 for further information and sponsorship cards.Fr. Liam Lawton 20th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT will be held at the Balor Theatre, Ballybofey on Wednesday 18th April. Tickets are on sale from the Theatre Box Office, please phone 9131840.ASSERTIVENESS COURSE ~ This six week course offers the opportunity to learn the skills of assertiveness. Learn the different ways that we communicate, explore limitations and become more confident in all of your affairs. Learn to speak up for what you believe in and live your life to its full potential. This course will be held in the Pastoral Centre, Monastery Avenue, Letterkenny on Wednesday 18th April from 7.30 pm to 9.30pm. Course Facilitator: Kathy O’Connor. For more information or to book a place call the Pastoral Centre on 9121853.LORETO CONVENT PARENTS ASSOCIATION are hosting the Lifford Players ‘Shadowlands’ in An Grianan Theatre on Wednesday 18th April. Tickets €10/€12 available from An Grianan Box Office on 9120777.A.S.I.S.T. (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training Course) ~ This course provides an opportunity for participants to explore their attitudes to an understanding of suicide whilst providing the most up-to-date information on this complex problem. A.S.I.S.T. is suitable for anyone interested in learning the skills to talk with someone who might be suicidal. This course will be held in the Pastoral Centre, Monastery Avenue, Letterkenny on Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd May from 9 am to 5 pm. This course is free of charge. To book a place please call 071-9852000.The Irish Maths Teachers’ Association have organised the following MATHS REVISION COURSES in Letterkenny in Leaving Certificate Higher Level Maths (Saturday 28th April and Saturday 5th May); Ordinary Level Maths (Saturday 12th May) and Junior Cert Higher Level Maths (Saturday 12th May). Limited places are available. For further details please phone 086-2440777.A FUNDRAISING CONCERT in aid of the Irish Cancer Society Relay for Life will take place in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Thursday 3rd May featuring the Garda Band and other Artists.The annual MASS FOR PRESENTATION OF PINS to new Young Pioneers and Silver and Gold Jubilarian Pioneers will take place on Tuesday 8th May at 7.30 pm in St. Eunan’s Cathedral. If anyone is interested in receiving a silver (25 years) or gold (50 years), please contact Joe on 085-1269238, Michael on 087-6774618 or Geraldine on 087-7962045 . The silver clasp/pin is €35 plus cert for €2.50 and the gold clasp/pin is €37 plus cert for €2.50. There is also a 9ct gold plated clasp/pin for €165 which can be ordered if anyone wishes.The LETTERKENNY CDP has places on the following courses to start mid/end-April: Social Development through an Holistic approach, Child Behaviour Management and Cookery. For more information contact Anne on 9120633.LOCAL NEWS: PARISH BULLETIN OF ST EUNAN’S, LETTERKENNY was last modified: April 13th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:letterkennyLOCAL NEWS: PARISH BULLETIN OF ST EUNAN’Slast_img read more

Bush takes blame for prewar miscues

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON (AP) – President Bush said Wednesday the responsibility for invading Iraq based in part on faulty weapons intelligence rested solely with him, taking on the issue in his most direct and personal terms in the 1,000-plus days since the war’s first shots. “It is true that much of the intelligence turned out to be wrong,” Bush said. “As president, I’m responsible for the decision to go into Iraq.” The president’s mea culpa was accompanied by a robust defense of the divisive war. “Saddam was a threat – and the American people and the world is better off because he is no longer in power,” Bush declared, as he has before. Democrats were not moved by Bush’s speech, the last of four designed to boost his credibility on the war and the public’s backing for it. “There was no reason for America to go to war when we did, the way we did, and for the false reasons we were given,” said Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass. Bush offered few qualms about the failure to find any weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. He said foreign intelligence agencies – including several for governments who didn’t back his decision to invade – also believed before the war that Saddam Hussein possessed them. And he said his administration has begun making changes to the U.S. intelligence apparatus to head off future errors. The president also contended the Iraqi president had intended to restart weapons programs. As in the past, Bush acknowledged no regrets about launching the war despite the problems with his initial justification. He revisited a long list of other previously cited reasons, including Iraqi violations of a no-fly zone in its airspace, Saddam’s invasion of Kuwait a decade earlier and Iraq’s defiance of United Nations resolutions. “My decision to remove Saddam Hussein was the right decision,” the president said to polite applause from his audience at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, a nonpartisan forum for the study of world affairs. Bush has repeatedly noted that the decision to go to war was his responsibility. And he has acknowledged for more than a year that most of the intelligence behind the claims of Saddam’s weapons programs turned out to be faulty. But he has never linked the two so clearly and so personally. On the eve of parliamentary elections in Iraq, Bush’s speech was meant to wrap up an aggressive push-back against war critics with an overarching explanation, nearly three years later, of why he went into Iraq and why he believes U.S. troops must remain there. Bush predicted a higher turnout than in earlier balloting of Iraq’s minority Sunni Arabs in Thursday’s voting, which will establish Iraq’s first permanent, democratically elected government. The Sunnis provide the backbone of the insurgency and largely shunned Jan. 30 elections for an interim Parliament that wrote the nation’s constitution. Their participation was higher in the October election to adopt the constitution. But the president also said that Americans shouldn’t hope for violence to wane, and shouldn’t even expect to know results before early January. “We can … expect that the elections will be followed by days of uncertainty,” he said. “It’s going to take awhile.” Wednesday’s remarks followed a pattern of more frank talk from Bush on Iraq. Each installment in the recent round of Iraq speeches, which began last month at the Naval Academy, has included descriptions of fixes for early mistakes and sober assessments of remaining challenges. That reflects the majority of Americans who, confronted with daily doses of bad news and rising death counts in Iraq, disapprove of Bush’s policies there and question the outlook for victory. For instance, a new poll by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press found that most people see progress in areas such as establishing democracy and training Iraqi security forces but are split on whether the United States is defeating the insurgents. Answering critics who have said he’s offered no definition of victory in Iraq, Bush offered a succinct summation. “Victory will be achieved by meeting certain objectives: when the terrorists and Saddamists can no longer threaten Iraq’s democracy, when the Iraqi security forces can protect their own people and when Iraq is not a safe haven for terrorists to plot attacks against our country,” he said. “These objectives, not timetables set by politicians in Washington, will drive our force levels in Iraq.” Still, some said they had hoped to hear more specific benchmarks. “The American public, the Iraqi people and our brave troops still don’t have any clarity about the U.S. military mission in Iraq,” said Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis. The president’s approach received a warmer welcome from several House Democrats whom Bush hosted at the White House for a top-level Iraq briefing before his speech. “There was a dose of reality that I have not heard before,” said Rep. 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Hilton goes global, again

first_img Thursday, Hilton said it would halt stock buybacks temporarily while it sold enough assets to reduce its debt. Hilton will finance its purchase with about $1.2 billion in cash on hand and will borrow the rest. “It’s kind of a no-brainer in my view,” said Jeffrey Randall, a financial analyst with A.G. Edwards & Sons Inc. “It creates a more diverse revenue base and a more diverse growth platform.” Hilton trades at a lower valuation than its rivals because it has lacked a global presence. Thursday, executives and analysts said the stock should benefit from the deal, which gives it the chance to grow in Asia and Europe. After the deal closes, Hilton will have about 20 percent of its rooms outside the U.S., about the same ratio as Marriott, Randall said. The company said it expects to save about $30 million per year from consolidating technology, billing and other functions. Layoffs will be minimal, executives said. Hilton Group owns the rights to the Hilton brand outside the U.S. and operates more than 400 hotels under the Hilton, Conrad and Scandic name in 80 countries. It also owns betting shop Ladbrokes, with has some 2,000 shops in Belgium, Ireland and the United Kingdom. Hilton Hotels spun off its international business to shareholders in 1964 and it ultimately acquired Ladbroke Group PLC, which changed its name to Hilton Group. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake The deal is subject to regulatory and shareholder approval on both sides of the Atlantic. Both companies said it was likely to be completed by the first quarter of 2006. When done, Hilton Hotels will operate nearly 2,800 hotels and 475,000 rooms in 80 countries. Its brand names will include Hilton, Conrad, Doubletree, Embassy Suites, Hampton Inn, Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Scandic and Hilton Grand Vacations Club. “This transaction represents the final and logical step in a process that began in 1997 with the signing of our strategic alliance and is a unique opportunity to once again position HHC as a global lodging industry leader for the first time in more than 40 years,” said Stephen F. Bollenbach, Hilton Hotel’s co-chairman and chief executive. Hilton said it will continue its strategy of selling off hotels and entering into more lucrative management and franchising deals. This year, Hilton sold about 20 hotels for more than $1 billion. That was welcome news to investors, who had sold Hilton’s stock when news of the negotiations first broke in October because they felt the company might need to slow its asset sale plan and stock buybacks to finance a deal. Hilton Hotels Corp. said Thursday it would buy the hotel assets of Britain’s Hilton Group PLC for 3.3 billion pounds ($5.7 billion) cash, creating the world’s biggest hotel company by revenue. The deal reunites two brands that split in the 1960s, allowing Hilton to instantly overtake rivals such as Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. and Marriott International Inc. It also makes Hilton, which had been limited in scope to the United States and Canada, a global player, which will allow the company to expand some of its well-known domestic brands, such as Hampton Inn, to India, China and other markets. The deal, which had been expected since October, sent shares of Hilton up nearly 8 percent to $24 at the end of regular trading on the New York Stock Exchange, close to a 52-week high of $25.81. Shares of Hilton Group rose to to 368.75 pence ($6.37), up 4.25 percent, on the London Stock Exchange. Under the terms of the deal, Beverly Hills-based Hilton Hotels will only acquire the British company’s lodging operations. Hilton Group will change its name to Ladbrokes PLC and focus on its online and in-store betting operation, which has hundreds of locations in Europe. last_img read more

Invasive cricket species takes over in eastern U.S. homes

first_imgThe United Nations predicts that by 2050, 90% of Americans will live in urban environments. Many animals share this habitat with humans, but their presence is not always well studied by scientists. One common household insect is the camel cricket, a harmless, spiderlike omnivorous scavenger named for its humpback. To learn the distribution of camel crickets in American homes, researchers conducted a citizen science campaign through online surveys and solicited photographs and specimens. Based on more than 2000 responses from 39 states and the District of Columbia, they found that more camel crickets lived in states east of Colorado than in western states. Among the homes surveyed, 28% of those in eastern states reported camel cricket presence, compared with 7% for those in western states. As many as 700 million camel crickets could be living in eastern U.S. homes alone, the team reports online today in PeerJ, more than the number of people there. They also found that greenhouse camel crickets, an invasive Asian species shown in the above picture, have replaced native species as the most common camel crickets in eastern homes. Biologists previously thought these crickets lived only in greenhouses, hence their nickname.last_img read more

Carlo Biado makes World 9-Ball Championship quarterfinals

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. The 35-year-old Biado arranged a duel with Lin Wu Kun of Chinese Taipei scheduled on Wednesday, 8 p.m.Lin advanced to the quarters after beating Petri Makkonen of Finland, 11-6, in the Round of 16.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ LATEST STORIES Mark Barroca wins PBA Governors’ Cup Finals MVP Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC00:50Trending 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 Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? FILE – Carlo Biado of the Philippines competes against Duong Quoc Hoang of Vietnam in the finals of men’s 9-ball singles event of the 29th Southeast Asian Games billiards competition at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. Biado prevailed, 9-5, to clinch the gold medal. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES MEDIA POOLCarlo Biado, the last Filipino standing in the 2018 World 9-Ball Championship in Doha, Qatar, is still alive and kicking.Biado, the Southeast Asian Games gold medalist, bested Wu Jiaqing of China, 11-9, to enter the quarterfinal round.The win kept Biado’s bid for a title repeat going.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion View commentslast_img read more

Prez, PM, Sports Minister congratulate Paes for US Open win

first_imgNew Delhi, Sep 12 (PTI) President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today congratulated Leander Paes and his Swiss team mate Martina Hingis on winning the US Open mixed doubles. “Well done @Leander @mhingis, hearty congratulations on winning the U.S Open mixed doubles,” Mukherjee said on the official Twitter account of Rashtrapati Bhavan. Modi also tweeted, “Well played again, @Leander & @mhingis. Congrats on a great win. We are all very delighted.” In his message, Sonowal tweeted, “Many congratulations to @Leander and @mhingis.You guys are truly legendary!!.” Paes today created history by winning the US Open mixed doubles title with Hingis in New York as the veteran Indian now has the highest number of mixed doubles titles in open era. The fourth seeded Indo-Swiss pair edged past unseeded Americans Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Sam Querrey 6-4 3-6 10-7 in the final to win their third Major title together this season. 42-year-old Paes now has won nine Grand Slam mixed doubles titles, surpassing compatriot and former partner Mahesh Bhupathis record of eight titles. He is now behind only legendary Martina Navratilova, who has won 10 mixed doubles trophies. PTI PDS ATK AKK AKKlast_img read more

Green Hills: INTEGRITY RTOS deployed in safety remote field controller from Phoenix

first_imgGreen Hills has revealed that Phoenix Contact has selected and deployed the Green Hills INTEGRITY real-time operating system in its RFC 4072S high end safety programmable logic controller. The RFC 4072S is the first high performance remote field controller based on Phoenix Contact’s PLCnext Technology, an open ecosystem for modern automation that is capable of meeting all the challenges of the IoT world. The controller uses a 2.4GHz dual core Intel i5 CPU, running Yocto Linux, for standard operations and two different Arm Cortex A9/A8 processors, running the safety-certified INTEGRITY RTOS, for safety applications to ensure the highest level of isolation.Phoenix Contact’s PLCnext Technology empowers the user to program with C++, C#, Matlab Simulink or the well-known IEC 61131 languages on the RFC 4072S simultaneously. Additionally, the safety element of the controller supports safety applications up to IEC 61508 SIL 3 and can communicate with up to 300 PROFIsafe devices.Development of the RFC 4072S utilized the Green Hills Platform for Industrial Safety including – in addition to the INTEGRITY RTOS, certified to IEC 61508 SIL 3 – the MULTI integrated development environment and Green Hills Compiler qualified to IEC 61508 SIL 4, Green Hills Probe and SuperTrace Probe. Green Hills Software also developed customized safety board support packages, certified to IEC 61508 SIL 3, for each of the Arm SoCs.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous Dialog Semiconductor: newest SmartBond SoCs offer integrated ARM Cortex-M33 processorNext Arrow: 96Boards platforms harness i.MX 8 family for machine learning and HMIlast_img read more