‘People evacuated on their own’ No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist MOST READ Derrick Rose had 18 points and five assists off the bench, Blake Griffin added 17 points and five rebounds, and the Pistons spoiled Kristaps Porzingis’ debut with the Mavericks.Luke Kennard was one of seven Detroit (1-1) players in double figures with 19 points, going 5 for 6 from 3-point range. Andre Drummond added 13 points and nine rebounds.Porzingis and Luka Doncic led the way for Dallas (0-2). Porzingis had 18 points and seven boards in 19 minutes in his first game since tearing his ACL in February 2018, and Doncic added 21 points, eight rebounds, five assists and three steals.HEAT 108, HORNETS 94Dion Waiters, Davon Reed and Duncan Robinson each made four 3-pointers as the Heat went 15 of 37 from distance in a win over the Hornets.Waiters scored all of his 19 points in the first half, and Robinson sank his 3s in the third quarter for 12 of his 14 points. Reed also scored 14, going 4 of 5 from deep. The Heat (2-0) closed the first half on a 22-8 run for a 21-point lead.Terry Rozier scored 13 of his 18 points in the first half for the Hornets (0-2).MAGIC 97, HAWKS 88Terrence Ross scored 20 points, making four 3-pointers, to help Orlando top Atlanta. Jonathan Isaac added 13 points, eight rebounds, four assists and four steals for Orlando (3-0).Trae Young had 18 points, seven rebounds and five assists, but also turned it over nine times for Atlanta (0-2). Rookie De’Andre Hunter added 13 points. Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’ Activists wear “Free Hong Kong” T-shirts before an NBA exhibition basketball game between the Washington Wizards and the Guangzhou Loong-Lions, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)Protesters handed out T-shirts and held up signs in support of Hong Kong on Wednesday night when the Washington Wizards hosted a team from the Chinese Basketball Association.The Wizards beat the Guangzhou Long-Lions 137-98 in a game that included more than a half-dozen protests inside Capital One Arena over the NBA’s ongoing rift with the Chinese government.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES LOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Images Protesters handed out “Free Hong Kong” T-shirts on the street outside the arena before the exhibition game. The protesters, who said they were from Freedom House, held up signs reading, “Shame the NBA,” ”South Park was right” and “Memo to the NBA: Principles over profit! No censorship! USA loves Hong Kong.”The problems between the NBA and China began after Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey posted a tweet last week that showed support for anti-government protesters in Hong Kong.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4The NBA has not apologized for Morey’s remarks.A Freedom House spokeswoman said some members were planning to protest inside during the game. A spokeswoman for Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation said the group was planning to hand out T-shirts inside the arena during the game in various sections close to the court. Negros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacuees Inside the arena, there were a handful of disruptions in the crowd.After the playing of the Chinese national anthem, one fan shouted, “Freedom of expression! Freedom of speech! Free Hong Kong!” Another fan shouted for a free Hong Kong from the second level during the second quarter.Minutes later, security approached one fan holding up a “Free Tibet” sign and another holding the Tibet flag. Security tried to take the sign, and the fan refused to give it up. Security then followed them from their seats and out of the lower bowl.Wizards coach Scott Brooks said that he heard one protester at the end of the Chinese national anthem.“Other than that, I didn’t hear it,” Brooks said. “I was focused on the game.”ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption BUCKS 133, JAZZ 99Giannis Antetokounmpo led Milwaukee with 22 points, 11 rebounds and four assists. Khris Middleton and Brook Lopez each added 14 points for the Bucks (2-0).Tony Bradley had 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Jazz (1-1). 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Brooks said he didn’t hear any of his players talk about the protests and he never mentioned it to his players.A Wizards spokesman said in a statement: “The building security staff removed signs tonight in accordance with Capital One Arena’s long-standing signs, banners, posters and flag policy. No fans were asked to leave the game.”A similar scene played out in Philadelphia on Tuesday during a game between Guangzhou and the 76ers. Two fans were removed by arena security for holding signs and chanting in support of Hong Kong.CJ Harris had 25 points in the loss for the Chinese team.PELICANS 127, BULLS 125Zion Williamson was 12 of 13 from the field for 29 points to help the Pelicans rally from a 23-point deficit.Nickeil Alexander-Walker made a game-tying 3-pointer with 1:34 remaining before hitting two free throws to seal it for New Orleans (2-0). He finished with 13 points and seven assists, and Jahlil Okafor also scored 13 points.New Orleans scored 27 points in the first 6:16 of the fourth quarter, finishing with 41.Zach LaVine hit 10 of 16 shots, with four 3-pointers, for 28 points for Chicago (0-2). Otto Porter Jr. had 16 points, seven rebounds and eight assists.PISTONS 124, MAVERICKS 117 View comments
Dear Editor,The motion moved by Mayor Patricia Chase Green and seconded by Councillor Heston Bostwick at the Georgetown City Council’s most recent statutory meeting to have the services of the City Constabulary Department extended to former Mayor, Hamilton Green, with the provision of security guards at his residence, is deceptive, disingenuous, and self-serving at best, but more importantly, it contributes to gross impropriety.This motion seeks to mislead persons into believing that this service will now be provided to this gentleman, when in fact, Mr Green never stopped enjoying it after demitting office as Mayor, five months ago. The benefits of round the clock City Policemen posted at his residence for static security, along with 24 hour body guard protection, a chauffeur, gardening staff, etc, all paid for by citizens of Georgetown, never stopped after he left office.So why the motion now? Is someone becoming afraid that the cover will be blown on this transgression and that it will become another big scandal at the Council? Why did the current Mayor decide to move this motion? Is she hoping, in the next seven months when her term comes to an end, that she too will be provided with these benefits? And why did the motion not include the entire battery of staff that is being provided for Mr Green by the council? Are they afraid that the citizenry will cry out about this financial burden that has been foisted upon them? These facilities that are being provided to a former Mayor are unprecedented and exceed those given to former Presidents of this country. How shameful.But what the Council needs to know is that passing a motion to commit an illegal act does not make it legal. This expense was not budgeted for, which makes it more illegitimate. The hypocrisy is that this Mayor told the Deputy Mayor that he is not entitled to such facilities and then turns around and flippantly awards them to a former Mayor. This is exactly the reason why persons are reluctant to pay their property rates, because they know that City Hall will unlawfully squander it. No former Mayor or Prime Minister is entitled to or benefits from such perks, but the Council could care less. It is just perks for their pals. The rape and pillage of the city continues.Yours,Sean Moniz
0Shares0000LONDON, England, March 21- David Moyes insists Robin van Persie’s injury “doesn’t look that bad”, despite the Manchester United striker being stretchered off after his hat-trick against Olympiakos on Wednesday.The Dutchman’s treble was enough to put the Red Devils through to the Champions League quarter-finals as they overcame their Greek opponents 3-2 on aggregate. However, the former Arsenal forward’s evening was brought to a premature end when he needed to be carried off the field of play, although speaking after the game, Moyes played down the severity of the knock.“It (the injury) doesn’t look that bad. It may have been just a knee in the back,” the United boss told Sky Sports.Preferring to shift the focus to the match, and in particular Van Persie’s performance, Moyes said: “Not many people score a hat-trick in Champions League football but it was a great hat-trick.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Happy Jele squandered a wonderful opportunity to score a second for the Sea Robbers when he got onto the end of a teasing cross from Segolela in the 58th minute, but his header struck a post and the scores remained level at 1-1. South African club Orlando Pirates won through to the final of the Confederation of African Football’s Champions League after holding Tunisian powerhouse Esperance to a 1-1 draw at the Olympic Stadium in Rades on Saturday night. With the teams having shared a goalless draw in Soweto, Johannesburg, the Buccaneers progressed to the two-leg title decider on the away goals rule. The Egyptians shaded Coton Sport of Cameroon to secure their place in the final, with the clubs drawing both semi-final matches 1-1 before Al Ahly advanced 7-6 from the penalty spot. Meyiwa also needed to grab a rebound of a block he made of a free kick, just ahead of Harrison Aful, who was looking to snap up the goalie’s bobble. “Considering what has happened in the past where our teams have dropped out in the early stages of the Champions League, as a country we must draw lessons from Pirates’ campaign and build a strong case for our teams to dominate at inter- continental club competitions,” De Villiers said. Pirates will face Al Ahly for the 2013 title, with the teams meeting in Soweto on 2 November, followed by the second leg in Cairo on 9 November. The Tunisians, though, found an equaliser within three minutes when substitute Iheb Msakni steered Youcef Belaili’s cross from the right past Meyiwa to up the tension once more. It was a huge result for the South Africans as Esperance had reached the last three Caf Champions League finals, winning in 2011 and finishing as runners-up in 2010 and 2012. On Saturday night, the South African team gave as good as it got in a hostile environment, which included goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa having to deal with having a laser shone in his eyes. Victory in Cairo Hostile environment The Blood and Gold narrowly missed out on taking the lead when Meyiwa struggled to deal with a long range effort from Houcine Ragued, with the ball bouncing up and off the crossbar for a corner. “This is a proud moment for the Premier Soccer League (PSL) when one of its members achieves such a milestone,” PSL CEO Brand de Villiers said in a statement on Sunday. While the Egyptians held Pirates to a goalless draw in Soweto on 22 September, the Buccaneers will go into the final with confidence, knowing they won their away game in Cairo by three goals to nil on 4 August. “We would like to congratulate Orlando Pirates’ management, technical staff and players for reaching the final of the Champions League and I would also like to invite the football family in the country to join me as we wish them the best of luck when they play in the Caf Champions League final. Pirates previously missed out on the Champions League final to Tunisian opposition in 2006, going down 0-1 to CS Sfaxien after the two-leg clash. Segolela then caused Moez Ben Cherifa problems with a shot at the goalkeeper’s near post. Narrow miss 21 October 2013 1995 winners Four minutes into the second half, Pirates almost hit the front, but Daine Klate’s header of a Segolela cross was superbly kept out by Ben Cherifa. Shortly after that, however, the Buccaneers grabbed the lead. Segolela found Rooi Mahamutsa with a free kick and the defender found the back of the net with a header to put Pirates in front. With an away goal to their credit, it effectively meant Esperance would have to score at least twice to advance to the final. Lead Esperance enjoyed the better of the early going, but Pirates gradually worked their way into the game and almost snatched the lead after a swift counter-attack. Tlou Segolela was put through on goal in the 18th minute, but he opted for a pass instead of a shot and the home team kept the score at nil-nil. Pirates are the only South African team to have previously reached the Caf Champions League final. In 1995, they lifted the title after playing to a 2-2 draw with Asec Abidjan in Johannesburg and then scoring a 1-0 win away from home. Esperance fought hard to find a late winner, but Pirates had an answer to every question the home team posed.
This week at LUG 2016 in Portland, Oregon, some exciting announcements happened with our partners, which expand the consumption options for Lustre users.The Intel Cloud Edition for Lustre* Software is now available on Microsoft’s Azure platform. Intel Cloud Edition for Lustre Software on Azure is a scalable, parallel file system designed as the working file system for HPC or other IO intensive workloads. Built for use with the virtualized compute instances available from Microsoft Azure scalable cloud infrastructure, it is designed for dynamic, pay-as-you-go applications. Using the streamlined simple-click Azure Marketplace UI, users can easily set up multi-node Lustre clusters. Intel CE for Azure maximizes storage performance, offers scalability and optimizes return-on-investment by adding, removing, or reconfiguring Azure resources to match mixed workloads and budgets. This Microsoft blog post highlights the benefits Azure delivers for Lustre users, provides step-by-step best practice deployment instructions, and shows how to mount and use this high performance shared filesystem from Linux client nodes.We may have seen that earlier this week Seagate Technology plc announced it will incorporate Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre software into its ClusterStor™ storage architecture for HPC. The move will strengthen and provide customers with added choice of Lustre parallel file systems to help drive advancements in the HPC and Big Data market. Through this new collaboration, Seagate will now adopt Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre software as its baseline Lustre distribution, bringing together the capabilities of the two leading Lustre distributions, development and support teams. The Lustre community, in turn, will benefit from two leading corporations collaborating to further advance the Lustre community roadmap.Another announcement at LUG was the HPE Apollo 4520, a dual-node system with high performance fabrics and drive failover, specifically designed to support Lustre implementations. In turn, customers who are looking to accelerate innovation have the choice to implement either an HPE supported Lustre solution, based on the Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre software or Open Source Lustre with community support. Through HPE’s contributions to the Lustre community as well as tight integration with Open ZFS and Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre software, the Apollo 4520 solution delivers outstanding resiliency and flexibility to meet customers’ most demanding requirements. The Apollo 4520 was made possible by Intel’s HPC alliance with HPE. It is one milestone on the road to address customer’s most complex needs through the Intel Scalable System Framework.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #ShaneGibsoninPolicecustody Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, August 2, 2017 – Nassau – It is being called assistance at this stage by at least one media house reporting, another says he was flat out arrested once a warrant was issued and Senior Superintendant of Police, Stephen Dean told Magnetic Media, moments ago that Shane Gibson is in custody at the Criminal Detective Unit and that means he is arrested.The former Labour and Housing Minister, Shane Gibson is having his day with Police as many had predicted. Gibson, whose name was strongly linked to allegations of a corrupt contract in the clean up phase of Hurricane Matthew is in CDU custody as a probe continues into alleged malfeasance by members of the former PLP Administration. It is not clear nor is it stated though why Mr. Gibson is in Police custody.Wayne Munroe, QC is attorney for Gibson. Gibson is reportedly expected to appear in court tomorrow for formal charges to be laid. Shane Gibson is the fourth person from the past government administration to be arrested. Dion Smith, Kenred Dorsett, and Frank Smith faced arrests between May and July.Dion Smith is the only one who has been cleared of criminal charges.#MagneticMediaNews#ShaneGibsoninPolicecustody
Legislation introduced Wednesday by two members of the House Armed Services Committee would freeze the size of the Army and Marine Corps at current levels in an effort to block drawdowns now underway.The 2016 Protecting Our Security Through Utilizing Right-Sized End-Strength (POSTURE) Act — introduced by Mike Turner (R-Ohio), chairman of the Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee, and Chris Gibson (R-N.Y.) — would set the Army’s end strength at 1,035,000 for the total force rather than the service’s planned target of 980,000. The Army’s end strength under the bill would be just below its pre-9/11 troop level, reported Defense News.The Army’s active and reserve components stood at 1,030,329 as of Jan. 1, reported Army Times. The Army began the year with 482,264 soldiers on active duty, leaving the force about 7,000 soldiers from reaching its goal of 475,000 troops by this coming October. The newly released FY 2017 budget calls for the service’s end strength to drop to 460,000 by Oct. 1, 2017, and 450,000 one year later.“This bill ensures that our land forces will not be depleted as a result of the administration’s flawed assumptions about the current security environment,” Gibson and Turner said in a joint statement. “Our military’s ability to meet new and complex global demands is essential to our national security and a continued force drawdown would be catastrophic.”The target for the Marine Corps’ active-duty end strength would be 184,000 under the legislation, which closely matches the branch’s current level. Plans call for the number of Marines to drop to 182,000 by October and remain at the level over the duration of the Defense Department’s five-year planning horizon.The two lawmakers told reporters about their initiative to stop the planned drawdowns after hearing testimony on Tuesday from members of the National Commission on the Future of the Army.“If the next president of the United States comes in and tries to restore the cuts to the Army, it will be a full three years before the Army is fully capable again; that would be the president’s whole first term,” Turner said. “We certainly can’t predict what threats the president might have to face. It’s important we follow through and stop this drawdown,” he said.The commission earlier concluded that the Army’s planned drawdown to a total force of 980,000 is the “minimally sufficient force to meet current and anticipated missions.” At the hearing, Carter Ham, chairman of the commission, said he would recommend a larger force if the Army had the resources to pay for it, reported Defense News.“I believe to do so would be wise, and it would afford the Army the ability to gain some of those capabilities that are in shortfall,” said Ham, a retired Army general. “This is not just about the size — the size is important — but they must be properly modernized, trained and resourced.” Dan Cohen AUTHOR
The Navy and Georgia Power broke ground Thursday at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, Ga., on a large-scale solar facility with a generation capacity of up to 44 megawatts of direct current, or 31 megawatts of alternating current.Georgia Power will build, own and operate the solar farm, which will supply power to the utility’s electric grid. The facility will cover 150 acres of land with 138,000 southwest-facing fixed panels, and generate enough power to supply the equivalent of up to 5,000 homes.The project is estimated to represent a $75 million investment by Georgia Power, reported the Albany Herald. The utility, a subsidiary of the Southern Company, anticipates the solar facility will be online and producing power in early 2017.“This project, our second collaboration with Georgia Power, will help to enhance the energy security of MCLB Albany,” Dennis McGinn, assistant secretary of the Navy for energy, installations and environment, said according to a news release. Last year, the utility broke ground on a 30-megawatt solar plant at Submarine Base Kings Bay.“It is these partnerships that have yielded such high value for the Department of the Navy, our installations and the surrounding communities. As we begin to tighten our focus on energy resiliency, these projects will be the foundation of energy security on our bases,” McGinn said.“This project will generate solar energy as part of a diverse generation mix, while providing security for the base and a positive economic impact in the local community,” said Kenneth Coleman, senior vice president of marketing for Georgia Power. “The projects we are developing on our state’s military bases are great examples of renewable energy growth being driven by collaboration and innovative partnerships,” Coleman said. Dan Cohen AUTHOR