Slow race pace helps runners like us: Jinson Johnson

first_imgMiddle-distance runner Jinson Johnson wrapped up his Asian Games campaign in style by winning the elusive gold in the 1500m run. The track event, which the 27-year-old track athlete won with a timing of 3:44.72 minutes, also came in light for being the slowest race in the history of the quadrennial event.However, Jinson said the mid-distance races are not governed by the rule of how quickly you finish the race but the strategy of how you set the pace of the race.”A layman often doesn’t know that 800m & 1500m runs are not like sprints. You just can’t run quick and finish the race. You have to make a strategy and decide the pace of the race. The slow pace of the race helps runners like us, who can conserve energy and use it at the final stages of the race to win it,” Jinson told Mail Today.ASIAN GAMES 2018 FULL COVERAGEHe further explained through his Commonwealth Games 2018 experience how faster races pace affects the medal-winning chances of runners like him.”That’s how I couldn’t win the medal at the Commonwealth because the Kenyan athletes – who grabbed gold in both 800m and 1500m – kept the race pace at a much faster speed and we were exhausted by the time we reached the final stages. A slower race pace could help me win medal anywhere,” he explained.Apparently, at the CWG Kenya’s Elijah Manangoi (gold) and Timothy Cheruyiot (silver) used the strategy of the fast pace in the 1500m and won the race with a timing of 3:34.78. The Indian mid-distance runner managed to finish fifth and broke the national record with 3:37.86 minutes – previously held by Chatholi Hamza (3:41.18).advertisementJinson was also the front-runner to win gold at the 800m events too but was piped by gold medallist Manjit Singh in the final 100m of the race. Jinson said he wasn’t surprised by Manjit’s burst of pace as he has always been competitive compatriot at the national level.”I wasn’t really surprised by what Manjit did because he has always finished within a second of me at the national level. But it happened so late in the race that I had no time left to overtake him to win the race,” he concluded.last_img read more

Shikhar Dhawan is going to be in a plaster for couple of weeks: Virat Kohli

first_imgIndia captain Virat Kohli on Thursday confirmed that opener Shikhar Dhawan will be in a plaster for a couple of weeks and will miss the next few league matches in the World Cup 2019 due to his finger injury.Virat Kohli was interviewed after the washed out game between India and New Zealand in Nottingham on Thursday. It was the fourth match which got affected by the rain in this World Cup. No other World Cup has had as many washouts.”Shikhar will be in a plaster for a couple of weeks, we’ll assess and see. Hopefully he’ll be available for the later half and the semi-finals. He’s motivated, we wanted to keep him back,” Kohli said after the game was called off.Dhawan was hit on the thumb during his match-winning knock of 117 vs Australia at The Oval in London on Sunday. While Dhawan carried on to make a spectacular hundred after taking the knock as early as the 9th over, it was revealed after the match that the India opener suffered a fracture.Initial reports suggested a stint on the sidelines for at least 3 weeks putting Dhawan at the risk of being ruled out of World Cup 2019. However, the Board of Control for Cricket in India confirmed on Tuesday that Dhawan would be put under observation. No replacement has been named yet but Rishabh Pant has been asked to join the World Cup squad in England as a back-up option.Dhawan was spotted at India’s training session in Nottingham on Thursday. While he did not take part in the drills, Dhawan was seen walking around the field at Trent Bridge, wearing a grey hoodie.advertisementIndia gained a place in the points table and are now in the third spot while New Zealand continue to lead with 7 points. Both teams are unbeaten in this tournament so far.Also Read | World Cup 2019: India, New Zealand share points as rain ruins Trent Bridge gameAlso Read | Anil Kumble, Brian Lara question rain preparedness for World Cup 2019Also Read | Kedar Jadhav pleads Nottingham rain to go to MaharashtraAlso Read | India vs New Zealand, World Cup 2019: Funny memes out as rain frustrates fanslast_img read more

Agony for Chile as missed penalty against Thailand costs place in last 16

first_imgShare on LinkedIn USA pass Sweden test to seal top spot in group as Spain await in last 16 Last 16 drawNorway v Australia Nice, 22 JunEngland v Cameroon Valenciennes, 23 JunFrance v Brazil Le Havre, 23 JunSpain v USA Reims, 24 JunItaly v China Montpellier, 25 JunNetherlands v Japan Rennes, 25 JunGermany v Nigeria Grenoble, 22 JunSweden v Canada Paris, 24 Jun match reports Quick guide Women’s World Cup: Route to the final Reuse this content Hide Three minutes after the interval, though, Thailand conceded their 19th goal of the tournament in calamitous circumstances as a low drive from Yanara Aedo cannoned back off a post, onto the legs of goalkeeper Boonsing and over the line. Ten minutes from time Urrutia made it 2-0, flicking a raking ball into the area from Paloma Lopez past the hapless Boonsing from 12 yards.Urrutia then came within inches of making it 3-0 three minutes later when she poked a goal-bound effort past Boonsing, only for Pitsamai Sornsai to hack off the line. Boonsing’s studs-high challenge on Urrutia, though, led to a VAR review, and the awarding of the penalty that Lara thundered against the woodwork. Despite seven minutes of added-on time, Chile could not find the goal they needed to secure their last-16 place, resulting in many of their players breaking down in tears at the final whistle. Women’s World Cup Show Share on WhatsApp Women’s World Cup 2019 Share via Email Francisca Lara blew Chile’s chance to dramatically claim a place in the last 16 of the Women’s World Cup. Needing to beat Thailand by three goals in their final Group F game to set up a showdown with England, Chile were leading 2-0 courtesy of an own goal from goalkeeper Waraporn Boonsing and Maria Jose Urrutia when VAR awarded an 85th-minute penalty. With history beckoning for La Roja in their debut World Cup, Lara rattled her spot-kick against the crossbar, allowing Nigeria to claim the last of the four places open to the best third-placed sides. England will face Cameroon in the last 16, with a potential quarter-final against Norway or Australia ahead. Hosts France and defending champions USA are on course to meet in the last eight and are on England’s side of the draw.Germany are favourites to reach the final from the bottom half, but are joined by four other sides ranked in the world’s top 10 – although Sweden face Canada and Netherlands play Japan in the last 16. Thailand women’s football team Was this helpful? Lara’s missed penalty was one of a host of chances missed by Chile during a pulsating match in Rennes as they laid siege to the Thai goal for most of the game. In the first half, they twice struck the woodwork, with Urrutia’s goal-bound strike taking a slight deflection off Natthakarn Chinwong and onto a post. Four minutes from the break Rosario Balmaceda rattled the crossbar with a rasping right-footed drive from distance.Thailand, who were hammered 13-0 by the United States and 5-1 by Sweden in their opening two group matches, did mount attacks of their own in the opening 45 minutes. A low curler from Silawan Intamee was deflected inches past the post, while goalkeeper Christian Endler was forced to tip over the bar an attempted 35-yard lob from captain Kanjana Sung-Ngoen. Share on Twitter Topics Women’s football Read more Thank you for your feedback. Share on Pinterest Share on Messenger Chile women’s football team Share on Facebooklast_img read more

ECSA Shipping to See Next Steps in Emissions Decrease Soon

first_imgzoom The next steps in CO2 reduction for shipping could be determined at the end of October 2016, according to the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA).The announcements comes on the back of International Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO) agreement on a new global market-based measure to control Green House Gas (GHG) emissions from international aviation reached last week.“We are confident that at the end of this month the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) will decide on the next steps for shipping,” ECSA President, Niels Smedegaard, said.The shipping industry has a mandatory global CO2 reduction regime which has been in force since 2013. IMO will now build on the substantial CO2 reductions already achieved by shipping, introducing a global CO2 data collection system, which will be fully operational by 2018.Based on the data collected and a real understanding of the emissions, realistic targets for CO2 emission reduction can be set for the sector, according to ECSA.“We fully support our colleagues at the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) in their recent plea to set a timeline for the further reduction of the shipping sector’s GHG emissions,” Smedegaard said, adding that “it is important that IMO doesn’t stop at data collection and effectively responds to the Paris Agreement on climate change.”last_img read more

Spotted Final Block for Palmetto State Completed at NASSCO

first_imgImage Courtesy: NASSCOIn today’s spotted we bring you an image of the final block to be erected for the Palmetto State, the fifth ECO Class tanker being built for crude oil transporter American Petroleum Tankers (APT) by Californian shipbuilder General Dynamics NASSCO.Palmetto State is the last vessel to be constructed as part of an eight-ship ECO Class tanker program for two companies including APT and SEA-Vista LLC.“As the final tanker in an eight-ship program, NASSCO shipbuilders processed 90,000 tons of steel to construct the Palmetto State and her sister ships,” the shipbuilder said.Scheduled to be completed in June 2017, the 53,700 dwt tanker will feature a length of 187.8 meters and a width of 32 meters, according to VesselsValue’s data.In September 2016, NASSCO held a keel-laying ceremony for Palmetto State. Later that month, the shipbuilder handed over Bay State, the fourth vessel built for APT.last_img read more

Updated NSBI Regulations Cut Red Tape Increase Accountability

first_imgGovernment has updated regulations for Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) to reduce red tape and increase accountability to taxpayers. “We have been clear that we need to do economic development differently,” said Business Minister Mark Furey. “Our changes will make NSBI more responsive — both to business and taxpayers.” NSBI now has the authority to approve business proposals up to $5 million. Agreements worth between $5 million and $10 million require approval from the business minister, and agreements worth more than $10 million require cabinet approval. This is expected to significantly improve response time to businesses, and put more decision-making in the hands of business experts. “We are removing politics from the decision-making process,” said Mr. Furey. “This will mean better decisions and more jobs for Nova Scotians.” Accountability has been improved by allowing data collected to be used for monitoring and evaluation. This is in addition to requirements already in place to post all agreements on the accountability website. NSBI is the first point of contact for business in Nova Scotia, and the agency has responsibility for government’s front-line trade team and trade programs. The regulations are available at novascotia.ca/just/regulations/rxam-z.htm#nsbi .last_img read more

Captive Amanda Lindhout begged mother to pay ransom after severe beating

first_imgOTTAWA – After a year in captivity, Amanda Lindhout begged her mother during a frantic phone call to quickly come up with a hefty ransom because her Somalian abductors had started to torture her.In a recording of the September 2009 call played in court Wednesday, Lindhout told her mother, Lorinda Stewart, that she had been beaten while her legs and hands were tied. And she said her captors would abuse her every day until the money was paid.“You have to pay the money now. Where is the money?” a panicked Lindhout says.“Do you understand what they’re doing to me?”Lindhout was a freelance journalist from Red Deer, Alta., when she and Australian photographer Nigel Brennan were seized near Mogadishu in August 2008 while working on a story. Both were released in November 2009.Ali Omar Ader, a 40-year-old Somali national, has pleaded not guilty in Ontario Superior Court to a criminal charge of hostage-taking for his alleged role.Upon hearing her daughter’s pleas from half a world away, Stewart tried to assure her she was doing her best to come up with the US$2 million the kidnappers were demanding for release of the pair.“Amanda, we love you,” she says. “We are trying so hard, Amanda. The government will not help us. We are selling everything we can.”By this point, Lindhout and Brennan’s families had managed to scrape together US$434,000 by selling vehicles, farm machinery and property.Stewart asked Ader several times to persuade “the group” to lower the amount demanded, telling him during a series of tense phone calls the families were not rich, there was no insurance money and the Canadian and Australian governments would not pay a ransom as a matter of policy.“You are making our family suffer,” Stewart says during one call.“You need to come down. We don’t have that money.”Ader replies: “What we want is to get that money, and that money is $2 million.”Stewart then asks Ader, “What does Allah think about what you do?”Ader remains unswayed. “We need $2 million.”Stewart insisted to Ader she was not lying or playing games with him.“We want our children home and we are doing the best we can,” she says. “How can I get money that I don’t have?”Ader sat expressionless in the prisoner’s box, his ankles shackled, as he listened to the eight-year-old recordings.He was arrested by the RCMP in Ottawa in June 2015. It emerged during pre-trial motions last spring that the Mounties had lured Ader to Canada with a scheme to sign a supposed book-publishing deal.The Crown says Ader admitted to undercover investigators on two occasions that he was the negotiator in the kidnapping and that he was paid $10,000.Lindhout broke down during testimony last week, describing her abduction by a gang of armed men in masks as the beginning of 460 days of hell.— Follow @JimBronskill on Twitterlast_img read more

No update to system tracking Manitoba kids in care despite calls for

first_imgWINNIPEG – A commissioner who investigated the death of a girl who died after falling through the cracks of Manitoba’s child-welfare system says he is disappointed the province still hasn’t replaced the aging computers used to track children.Ted Hughes, who led the inquiry into the 2005 death of Phoenix Sinclair, said his final report made it clear that the decades-old child and family services information network needed to be replaced “without delay.”“I know it’s expensive, but the system needs the link where everything is available, and everyone is part of the system,” Hughes said in an interview from Victoria, B.C.It’s been more than four years since the inquiry issued its final report into the death of five-year-old Phoenix, who had spend stints in foster care before being killed by her mother and stepfather. The inquiry found “protection of children requires a reliable and up-to-date information management system.”The computer network — created in 1993 and moved online in 2006 — has been plagued with problems, including issues with poor internet service, missing information on caseloads (partly because of non-compliance from some child and welfare authorities) and inaccurate data.The former NDP government announced in 2008, 2012 and again in 2014 that the system would be replaced.But the old computers are still in use. The Conservative government says it won’t consider anything new during an ongoing “transformation of child and family services,” which includes a review of applicable legislation.Daphne Penrose, Manitoba’s children’s advocate, said a new computer system is needed to adapt to changes during the child welfare overhaul.“Any computer system, even a new system, is going to have to upgrade as our province and legislation changes to respond to the differing needs of the communities and what we are seeing here in Manitoba,” she said.Any database also needs to have accurate, culturally appropriate information, she said. There are about 11,000 children in care in Manitoba and almost 90 per cent are Indigenous. The province has one of the highest apprehension rates in Canada.Child welfare in Manitoba has been criticized for years, most recently following the 2014 death of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine, whose body was found in the Red River after she ran away from a hotel where she was being housed.First Nations leaders have expressed concerns about the centralized database in the past, especially concerning what information is shared and with whom.“The current system is not working for our families,” said Cora Morgan, children’s advocate with the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs. “It is just a measurement and it’s a way for them to be able to track our families.”The province says it is meeting with Indigenous communities for ideas.Morgan said she’d like a new, separate system where information is owned, shared and monitored by First Nations. Currently, families that are listed can’t see what’s there or challenge it, even though the details can have an impact on their entire lives, she said.“It’s a seriously flawed system.”last_img read more

FBI tracked Michael Cohens phones with controversial device

NEW YORK — The FBI used highly secretive and controversial cellphone sweeping technology to zero-in on President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer when agents raided his New York City home, hotel room and office last year.Search warrant documents made public Tuesday show agents used a cell-site simulator known as a Triggerfish to track the whereabouts of Cohen’s two iPhones to a pair of rooms at the Manhattan hotel where he and his family lived while their apartment was being renovated.The raid happened the next day.The FBI said in its warrant application that it was only using the device to locate Cohen’s phones, not to intercept his calls or text messages. Separately, the agency obtained logs of the numbers Cohen was calling and texting, and reams of location data.Michael R. Sisak, The Associated Press read more

UN report says environmental degradation triggering tensions in Sudan

The UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP) investigation “has shown clearly that peace and people’s livelihoods in Darfur as well as in the rest of Sudan are inextricably linked to the environmental challenge,” said Achim Steiner, the Executive Director of the agency, which carried out the Sudan Post-Conflict Assessment at the request of the new Government of National Unity and the Government of Southern Sudan. “Just as environmental degradation can contribute to the triggering and perpetuation of conflict, the sustainable management of natural resources can provide the basis for long-term stability, sustainable livelihoods, and development.” Mr. Steiner saw positive signs in the signing of a comprehensive peace agreement in 2005 and recent developments including the decision to deploy a joint African Union-UN peacekeeping force to Darfur, where more than 200,000 people have been killed and at least 2 million others displaced since clashes erupted in 2003 between Government forces, allied Janjaweed militias and rebel groups.But he warned the rehabilitation of Sudan’s environment is critical to peace efforts. “Sudan’s tragedy is not just the tragedy of one country in Africa – it is a window to a wider world underlining how issues such as uncontrolled depletion of natural resources like soils and forests allied to impacts like climate change can destabilize communities, even entire nations.”The most serious concerns are land degradation, the spread of deserts southwards by an average of 100 kilometres over the past four decades, and the overgrazing of fragile soils by a livestock population that has “exploded” from close to 27 million animals to around 135 million, according to the report. It also cites mounting evidence of long-term regional climate change in several parts of the country, as witnessed by “a very irregular but marked decline in rainfall” especially in Kordofan and Darfur states. While the tensions and conflicts in Darfur are currently in the headlines, the report warns that other parts of Sudan, particularly in the north-south border zones, could see resumptions of historical clashes driven in part by the erosion of environmental services.Investment in environmental management, financed by the international community and from the country’s “emerging boom in oil and gas exports,” will be a vital part of the peacebuilding effort. The report contains specific recommendations for action in such areas as desertification, industrialization, urbanization, resources, agriculture, wildlife and displacement.The total cost of carrying out these proposed measures is estimated at approximately $120 million over three to five years, states the report. “These are not large figures when compared to the Sudanese GDP in 2005 of $85.5 billion,” it adds. 22 June 2007Environmental degradation is among the root causes of decades of conflict in Sudan, a new United Nations report argues, warning that the country is unlikely to see lasting peace unless it is addressed. read more

Symphony holding fundraising auction

The Niagara Symphony is holding its annual silent auction in the Centre for the Arts lobby on Sunday, Nov. 28.Starting at 1 p.m., the auction will feature an array of items, including original artwork, wine baskets and tickets to the Shaw and Stratford Festivals and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Proceeds will support the Niagara Symphony‘s performance and education mandate.The auction will take place at the MasterWorks series concert The Four Seasons. It will also mark the introduction of new Niagara Symphony note cards with art donated by local artist Julie Prescesky.Also on the auction block is an opportunity to step onto the podium and conduct the symphony in Offenbach’s Can-can on Sunday, Feb. 27.For tickets, visit niagarasymphony.org or call the Centre for the Arts box office at 905-688-5550 x3257. read more

UN warns of silent emergency over deadly lack of basic sanitation

While the world is on track to meet the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of cutting the number of people lacking safe drinking water to 800 million by 2015, the MDG of providing basic sanitation to 75 per cent of the global population will at the present rate of progress fall short by half a billion people, allowing waste and disease to spread, killing millions of children and leaving millions more on the brink of survival. Most of this toll will occur in rural Africa and Asia, according to a report released today by World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The MDG baseline date for reaching the targets by 2015 is 1990. “Around the world millions of children are being born into a silent emergency of simple needs,” UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy. “The growing disparity between the haves and the have-nots in terms of access to basic services is killing around 4,000 children every day and underlies many more of the 10 million child deaths each year. We have to act now to close this gap or the death toll will certainly rise.” “Water and sanitation are among the most important determinants of public health. Wherever people achieve reliable access to safe drinking-water and adequate sanitation they have won a major battle against a wide range of diseases,” WHO Director-General Dr LEE Jong-wook added. The severe human and economic toll of missing the sanitation target could be prevented by closing the gap between urban and rural populations and providing simple hygiene education, the report notes. It warns that a global trend towards urbanization is marginalizing rural poor and putting huge strain on services in cities. As a result, families living in the rural villages and urban slums are trapped in a cycle of ill-health and poverty. While more than 1 billion people have gained access to basic sanitation services, population growth has outstripped the global response, translating numerical gains into much smaller gains in proportional terms. In 1990, 49 per cent of world had access to basic sanitation facilities. Today, that figure has increased by only nine percentage points, way behind schedule for the 2015 MDG target of 75 per cent coverage. The consequences of inaction are severe, according to WHO and UNICEF. Diarrhoeal disease currently kills 1.8 million people each year, mostly children under five, with millions more left permanently debilitated. Over 40 billion work hours are lost in Africa to the need to fetch drinking water. And many children, particularly girls, are prevented from going to school for want of latrines, squandering their intellectual and economic potential. read more

56 Year old latest killed in TCI botched robbery

first_img Related Items:26 year old being questioned in connection with killing in Kew Town, 56 year old man killed in robbery attempt, dominican community rocked again by another killing, Feliciano Antonio Garcia Quin Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, September 12, 2016 – Police reveal the identity of the man shot and killed and that they have a 26 year old in custody for the shooting whichhappened on Walter Cox Drive, in Kew Town, Providenciales around 8pm Sunday.Feliciano Antonio Garcia Quin of the Dominican Republic was found lifeless on the floor of a house after a scuffle broke out and a single shot went off, that lone bullet struck Feliciano Quin in the head.Investigators explain that while they are interrogating the 26 year old man, there is still much more evidence to be had and witnesses, you can help. center_img If you saw anything in the area in question that you believe can assist the case, please call Crime Stoppers or call the Police directly. Police give some vitals too; they are looking for a 5’5” to 5’8” inch man, dressed in dark clothing, at the time he had a mask over his face when he approached Quin, and two others. He forced the trio into the house to rob them but a scuffle broke out. The armed assailant had gloves on and demanded cash and ran away after he shot Quin; police found Feliciano on the floor and Dr. Adolphus pronounced him dead.The Dominican Community is already reeling from the savage murders of two of their women this year, now this… and the Government and Police continue to grapple with the proliferation of guns on the streets of the TCI.last_img read more

Pacific Beach holds 1st annual Ecodistrict Holiday Lane

first_img December 14, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Posted: December 14, 2018 Pacific Beach holds 1st annual Ecodistrict Holiday Lane 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsPACIFIC BEACH (KUSI)- Tonight, Garnet Avenue in Pacific Beach was turned int an outdoor holiday village. It was the first annual PB Ecodistrict Holiday Lane.Neighbors and local business owners in the community celebrated the holidays with art, music, food and shopping but the theme was all about protecting the environment.KUSI’s Mark Mathis was at this event earlier and has more on the story. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Man arrested for disposing mans body near Hialeah train tracks

first_imgHIALEAH, FLA. (WSVN) – Surveillance cameras caught a man near the train tracks in Hialeah as he allegedly spread human remains in the area.Police believe the man on camera was spreading the remains of a person he killed in an attempt to hide the evidence.That man, William Martinez, was arrested Thursday morning on murder charges.The dismembered body was found in bags near the intersection of Palm Avenue and 21st Street, Wednesday afternoon, according to the arrest report.Officials said they believe Martinez knew the victim and killed him after they had an argument. They are investigating this case to determine when the victim was killed.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Jessica Jones season 3 on Netflix What we know about the final

first_img 49 Photos 3 TV and Movies Then there’s powerful attorney Jeri Hogarth (Carrie-Anne Moss), who sometimes hires Jess for her services, for better or worse.The Jessica Jones TV series is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Jones herself has featured in Marvel’s The Defenders crossover series, also on Netflix, featuring Iron Fist, Luke Cage and Daredevil.Melissa Rosenberg will run the final season as executive producer, and co-heads of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory will be working alongside her.Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) returns with more drinking and crime fighting. Netflix Who’s making it?The director of the season 1 pilot episode, S.J. Clarkson, was recently announced as the first female director of an upcoming Star Trek movie. Season 2 of Jessica Jones was helmed by an all-female roster of talented directors, including Jennifer Lynch and Uta Briesewitz (The Wire).”I knew I wanted to have at least half our directors be women and people of color, and as we began to book them, it became clear there were so many of them. I wasn’t discovering anyone. These were all seasoned pros, and it just kind of grew into this. But I’m glad this really made an impact of normalizing it,” Rosenberg, the executive producer, told Variety. Though season 3 directors have yet to be announced, chances are we’ll be seeing more female directors take charge of future episodes.What we know about the plotIn season 1, we’re introduced to Jones sometime after her experience with Kilgrave, a villain who uses mind control and who raped her as well as forced her against her will to murder. In season 2, we see Jones coming to terms with her childhood trauma and her real mother.Now in season 3, when Jones crosses paths with a highly intelligent psychopath named Gregory Salinger, she and Walker must repair their fractured friendship to join forces and take him down. But when a tragic loss reveals Jones’ and Walker’s conflicting ideas of what it means to be a hero, it sets them on a collision course that’ll change them both forever.Rosenberg told the Los Angeles Times that season 3 aspires “to do something different again. We’ve delved a lot into her past — maybe this time, we’ll focus on … it’s wide open. We can really do anything.”3Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) returns to Netflix on June 14. Netflix Some theories (based on the comics)In the comics, Jones went to high school with Peter Parker (Spider-Man), and her father worked for Tony Stark (Iron Man). So while fans already got a glimpse of Jones’ horrific childhood car accident in season 2, the series has yet to connect her past with other Marvel characters from the Avengers. Also in the original comics, Jones and Cage are married with a daughter named Danielle (who’s surprisingly named after their fellow Defender, the very annoying Danny Rand aka Iron Fist). It’d be great to see Jones and Cage reconnect in season 3, since Cage is nowhere to be found in season 2. This piece was originally published on May 27, 2018, and is updated as news rolls in. Warning: Possible spoilers ahead for Marvel’s Jessica Jones.Some superheroes would rather blend in and drink at bars in peace. But superpowered, sarcastic New York private detective Jessica Jones never seems to get her wish to be left alone. She’s suffered through childhood trauma, sexual assault and murder. And in season 3, debuting on Netflix June 14, we’ll see Jones go head-to-head with a new adversary.This season will also serve as the final batch of Marvel live-action episodes coming to Netflix, following the streaming service canceling both Jessica Jones and The Punisher. Marvel Entertainment and Netflix released the new trailer for season 3 of Jessica Jones on June 6, revealing more footage of Jones drinking, fighting and having a few choice words with the new villain, named Gregory Salinger (Jeremy Bobb). Show Us Yours: Marvel fandom pictures from our readers Share your voicecenter_img Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Dark final season hits Netflix June 14 What it’s like to live as Jessica Jones for a day Why Jessica Jones is the #MeToo Marvel superhero we need The couple’s nanny in the comics is none other than Doreen Green (Squirrel Girl), who also happens to be a character in the upcoming TV series Marvel’s New Warriors. Fingers crossed Marvel sees fit to add the unusual superhero nanny if Cage and Jones do have a child in season three of Jessica Jones.Now that Walker has superpowers thanks to an incident at the end of season 2, fans might finally get to see her as her superhero alter-ego Hellcat from the original Marvel comics.This opens up an interesting season 3 plot idea of regular humans trying to find ways to get superpowers like Walker did. Plus, Walker’s egomaniacal quest to be the best superhero ever might really rub Jones the wrong way, especially since Walker accused her of being a coward for not using her powers more to save people in trouble.3Trish Walker (Rachael Taylor) trains hard to be a hero on Marvel’s Jessica Jones season 3. Netflix “Walker is a character that has a lot of ambition and a lot of appetite,” Taylor told Den of Geek. “I think in some way she’s quite coveted of the powers that Jones has. Walker really wants to matter. She wants to do more. She wants to be more than what she is.”And then there’s the not-so-adoring public when it comes to superheroes. In season 2, we already see both the police force, Jones’ building manager and perfect strangers treat Jones like a dangerous freak because she’s known to have superpowers. This powered-people discrimination from normal humans will probably be more of a plot point in season 3, especially now that superheroes have been outed after the very public actions of the Avengers.When will Jessica Jones season 3 come out?All 13 episodes of season 3 debut on Netflix on June 14, 2019.Meet the (possible) castKrysten Ritter as Jessica Jones Rachael Taylor as Trish WalkerEka Darville as Malcolm DucasseCarrie-Anne Moss as Jeri HogarthRebecca De Mornay as Walker’s mom and Jones’ adoptive mom Dorothy WalkerBenjamin Walker as ErikJeremy Bobb as Gregory Salinger Sarita ChoudhuryTiffany MackJessica Frances DukesAneesh Sheth More Jessica Jones Tags Comments In the new trailer, Salinger calls to tells her, “Jessica Jones, you’re a cheater. You were given every advantage. Allowed to make mistake after mistake. You can’t control yourself. You have no discipline, just brute force. I want you to die.”Marvel Entertainment and Netflix also posted on Twitter and Youtube a teaser trailer for season 3 on May 28, announcing the series release date of June 14. The trailer description said, “Sometimes not even ‘heroes’ can save themselves.” On May 23, star Krysten Ritter shared a short video on Instagram of herself as Jessica Jones drinking at a bar, and wrote in the caption that season 3 would be “coming soon.”Ritter plays the eponymous Jessica Jones, a hard-drinking private investigator with superhuman strength. She’s joined by best friend and adoptive sister Trish Walker (Rachael Taylor), who aspires to be a hero like Jones.last_img read more

Liberia seals Ivory Coast border after UN attacked

first_img Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Comments Share 4 must play golf courses in Arizona Top Stories Matt Wells, West Africa researcher at Human Rights Watch, told the AP that the organization hasn’t confirmed details of the attack but “pro-Gbagbo militants have conducted repeated raids from Liberia into this region of Ivory Coast.”“The Gbagbo camp often resorted to inciting rhetoric against U.N. personnel during the Ivorian crisis, though today’s deadly attack is the first of its kind during the recent Ivorian crisis,” Wells said“Liberian and Ivorian authorities need to quickly work together to bring to account those involved in this heinous act,” he said.At the end of April, the U.N. said there were about 9,400 peacekeeping troops, 200 military observers and 1,350 international police in the mission along with civilian staff. Over 40 countries are contributing military personnel.___Associated Press writers Laura Burke in Accra, Ghana; Germain Ndri in Abidjan, Ivory Coast; and Edith M. Lederer at the United Nations contributed to this report.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements 5 treatments for adult scoliosis “This is the first time we have ever had such a type of attack in Ivory Coast. It’s a very tough time for the whole mission here right now,” said Sylvie van den Wildenberg, acting spokeswoman for the U.N. mission in Ivory Coast.An Ivorian Cabinet official who was briefed on the matter said President Alassane Ouattara requested helicopter gunships from the U.N. and expected them to arrive by Monday. The official spoke on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the matter.Ivory Coast’s deputy defense minister Paul Koffi Koffi said government forces, along with Liberian and U.N. forces, will launch an operation on June 15 to find the men responsible, whom he described as “militiamen or mercenaries.”Koffi Koffi said they could not respond sooner because it would take time to gather equipment and prepare the forces.U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the attack “in the strongest possible terms,” saying he was “saddened and outraged” about the deaths of the peacekeepers, all from Niger. He urged the Ivory Coast government to identify the perpetrators and bring them to justice.Bert Koenders, the U.N. envoy to the West African nation, said the peacekeepers were part of a patrol south of the town of Tai, an area the U.N. mission recently reinforced because of threats of attacks against the civilian population. The ambush involved a large group of armed men, a U.N. official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly. Human Rights Watch has said that militants have staged several cross-border attacks from Liberia, leaving at least 40 people dead in the last year. The violence has been blamed on mercenaries and militiamen who fought for ex-Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo and then fled across the porous border into Liberia’s forests, following his arrest last year.In a report released Wednesday, the human rights group had accused the Liberian government of failing to respond to the presence of armed groups on the border, or to the recruitment of child soldiers.Liberian Defense Minister Brownie Samukai said efforts were being made to prevent the use of Liberia’s territory as a launching ground for attacks. “We all are surprised by the deterioration of the situation in Tai,” said Samukai, adding that it was difficult to yet establish the nationalities of those involved.Ivory Coast was brought to the brink of civil war when Gbagbo refused to cede power after losing a November 2010 election. The United Nations estimates at least 3,000 people were killed in the six months of violence that followed, and more than 60,000 Ivorian refugees remain in neighboring Liberia.Gbagbo was arrested with the help of U.N. and French forces in April 2011, and is now facing charges of war crimes at The Hague. Friday’s attack marked an unprecedented assault on U.N. peacekeepers, who have been in the country since 2004. “Their colleagues are still in danger,” Ban told reporters. “Even tonight, after the attack, more than 40 peacekeepers remain with the villagers in this remote region to protect them from this armed group.”Van den Wildenberg said several vehicles were on a reconnaissance patrol near the village of Para on the southern axis of Tai to follow up on “rumors of movement of armed people in the area and threats on the security of civilians.”“There were several vehicles on the patrol and the leading vehicles were strongly hit,” van den Wildenberg said. “The area is densely forested and very tough terrain.”Western Ivory Coast has remained particularly unstable following Gbagbo’s arrest, and Human Rights Watch said earlier this week that armed groups in Liberia who supported Gbagbo have killed at least 40 civilians in cross-border raids into Ivory Coast since July. The deaths have all been near Tai, Human Rights Watch said.“In the four cross-border attacks since June 2011, the motivation appears to have been both political vengeance and related to land conflict _ issues that overlap in Ivory Coast’s volatile west. Those killed or whose houses were burned predominantly belong to ethnic groups that largely voted for president Ouattara,” the group said in its report. New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) – Ivorian government forces vowed Saturday to hunt down those responsible for an ambush that killed at least seven U.N. peacekeepers, while Liberia sealed its border amid fears that the gunmen had used the country to stage the cross-border attack.Liberian Information Minister Lewis Brown said the president had ordered the immediate deployment of the armed forces to the border in the wake of Friday’s attack near the Ivorian town of Tai, which also left at least eight civilians dead and sent hundreds of people fleeing the area. Sponsored Stories Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, familylast_img read more

Low airfares to entice winter tourism in Antigua and Barbuda

first_imgIt is during the busiest tourism season that the twin islands of Antigua and Barbuda are experiencing record low airfares to the destination. Travellers can now find inexpensive fares to Antigua and Barbuda for as low as $280 round-trip including taxes and fees on United, American Airlines and JetBlue from both New York (JFK) and Newark (EWR). JetBlue’s entry-level $280 fare will be available through to March 2016. These enticingly low fares with short flight time of less than four hours make Antigua and Barbuda an ideal winter getaway. This shift in price will promote an increase in tourist arrivals to the islands as consumers will be getting more added values for their money which should in turn increase visitor on-island spend.Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Marie Walker said, “These inexpensive fares are fantastic news for Antigua and Barbuda and is sure to increase our competitiveness in the U.S. market where consumers are so much savvier than in the past…Very shortly, those along the Eastern seaboard will be desperately looking for an escape from the cold weather and short days, and we are confident the combination of cerulean waters, 365 different pristine white and pink sand beaches, wonderful gastronomy and inexpensive flights will entice many more visitors to discover the wonder that is Antigua and Barbuda this season.”The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority in tandem with the Antigua and Barbuda Ministry of Tourism is striving to increase airlift to the twin islands from across the North American Market.The Tourism Authority has also been aggressively promoting the destination with a strategic digital and print ad campaign with several notable publications coupled with a tactical relentless road show calendar, geared towards targeting specific markets in the Northeast, South and Midwest territories as well as Canada.last_img read more

Sales Indicate Strong Demand

first_img October 17, 2016 603 Views Home Demand Home Sales 2016-10-17 Seth Welborn Sales Indicate Strong Demand in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, Newscenter_img Many analysts have predicted that 2016 will be the best year for home sales in a decade, since before the crisis.September’s sales helped to prove their case. The RE/MAX National Housing Report for the month indicated that home sales were at their highest for any September in the report’s nine-year history despite a typical seasonal dropoff from August to September, which was a sign that demand for housing is as strong as ever heading into the fall.Home sales fell over-the-month by 11.7 percent in September, which is right in line with the previous eight years of the report, but still rose by 2 percent over-the-year.“The market usually sees fewer home sales in September, as buyers make a seasonal transition from summer to fall,” said Dave Liniger, RE/MAX CEO, Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder. “Even so, sales were the highest of any September since we launched our Housing Report in 2008. Also, price increases continue to be in the moderate 5-percent year-over-year range. Overall, this is a market that most everyone can be satisfied with.”In September 34 out of 52 markets surveyed experienced a year-over-year increase in home sales, with double-digit increases occurring in six of those markets: Trenton, New Jersey (18 percent), Augusta, Maine (14 percent), Des Moines, Iowa (13.6 percent), Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina (11.6 percent), Boise, Idaho (11.3 percent), and Seattle, Washington (10.6 percent).Home price appreciation was strong in September, according to RE/MAX. The median sales price ($219,780) represented a year-over-year increase of 5.1 percent, with Birmingham (17 percent) and Miami (15.2 percent) seeing the largest increases. Not one of the 52 metros surveyed experienced an over-the-year decline in median sales price in September.Housing inventory, which has been on ongoing issue in the housing market for the last two years, plummeted over-the-year—falling by an average of 15 percent across the 52 metro areas, according to RE/MAX. Inventory declined by 2.7 percent from August to September. Sharelast_img read more

Swire Properties today announces the formation of

first_imgSwire Properties today announces the formation of Swire Hotels, and the launch of its first of four hotels in Greater China. Opening this summer, The Opposite House, Beijing, will be the first property to be managed by the new company.Swire Properties has extensive experience of developing properties for world class hoteliers, both in Hong Kong and overseas. It has a 75% interest in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Miami, Florida, and in Hong Kong it has a 20% interest in each of the JW Marriott, Conrad Hong Kong and Island Shangri-la hotels at Pacific Place, and in Novotel Citygate.“The development of Swire Hotels enables us to build on our strengths in mixed-use development, while our own quality hotel projects will add value and synergy to our investment property portfolio,” said Keith Kerr, chairman of Swire Properties.Swire Hotels Swire Hotels has been formed to create and manage small luxury hotels in Hong Kong, Mainland China and the United Kingdom, providing an exceptional experience for travelers who seek individuality, style and personalized service.In Hong Kong and Mainland China, the hotels will be an integral part of Swire Properties’ retail and office developments. The first of these will be The Opposite House in Beijing, whose 99 rooms will open in the summer of 2008. This will offer an exciting new dimension to The Village at Sanlitun, the Company’s first retail development in Mainland China and one which is set to become Beijing’s cosmopolitan centerpiece.The Opposite House will be followed by the opening of a 117-room luxury hotel in Pacific Place, Hong Kong, in the summer of 2009 and a 100-room hotel at Taikoo Hui in Guangzhou in 2010.Swire Hotels also plans to manage a 343-room lifestyle business hotel called East, to be open in Island East, Hong Kong, in 2009.In the United Kingdom, Swire Hotels is developing a collection of luxury boutique hotels to be launched in 2009. Properties have been acquired to date in Bristol, Cheltenham, Exeter and Brighton.The managing director of Swire Hotels is Brian Williams, an experienced hotelier who spent 17 years with the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group and, immediately prior to joining Swire Properties in January 2006, was chief executive of the Scotsman Hotel Group.“This new initiative will take Swire Properties’ involvement in the hotel arena to a new level,” said Mr. Williams. “The hotels we are developing will appeal to a distinct group of travelers who seek out individuality and a unique luxury experience. We very much look forward to the opening of our first hotel, The Opposite House, in Beijing this summer.”About Swire Properties Incorporated in 1972, Swire Properties develops and manages commercial, retail and residential properties which offer exceptional and inviting environments in prime locations, with a strategy to ‘hub’ its investment properties at major mass transportation intersections, providing the highest level of accessibility and connectivity to its tenants and patrons. The completed portfolio in Hong Kong totals over 13 million sq ft of gross floor area, with Island East, Pacific Place and Festival Walk as its core holdings, reflecting its strength in building communities. Besides Hong Kong, the Company has a presence in China, the USA as well as the United Kingdom.In China, Swire Properties owns a majority stake in The Village at Sanlitun, a joint venture with Gateway Capital, in Beijing, of which the first phase is scheduled for opening in summer 2008. Two other substantial Mainland projects currently in progress are TaiKoo Hui in Guangzhou and the Dazhongli project in Shanghai.The Company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the publicly-listed Swire Pacific Limited whose businesses are grouped under five operating divisions – property, aviation, beverages, marine services and trading & industrial.Visit Swire Properties website at www.swireproperties.com.last_img read more