first_imgEverton said on Monday they had not yet offered any candidate a contract to become their new manager after British media reports that Carlo Ancelotti was set to take over the struggling team.Sky Sports had earlier reported that Everton had reached an agreement in principle for Ancelotti to fill the vacant post at Goodison Park following the sacking of Portuguese Marco Silva.The Italian, who has won three Champions League titles in a garlanded career, left Napoli this month after a high-profile falling out with chairman Aurelio di Laurentis.Everton are 16th in the standings, three points above the relegation zone, having sacked Silva after a humiliating 5-2 defeat at neighbours Liverpool on Dec. 4.“In the 11 days since Marco Silva left the club, the Everton Board has been working to recruit a new permanent manager — and has held meetings with a number of candidates,” the Merseyside club said in a statement https://www.evertonfc.com/news/1536336/new-manager-recruitment-update on their website.“We can confirm that thus far no contract offer has been made and no candidate has chosen to withdraw from the process.“While the Club is keen to confirm a new permanent manager as soon as possible, the only important duty is that the right appointment is made.”Should the 60-year-old Ancelotti finalise a deal with Everton it would be a significant coup for the club given his coaching CV, which includes trophy-laden spells at AC Milan, Chelsea, Paris St Germain, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.The club’s former striker Duncan Ferguson has been appointed interim boss, securing a 3-1 win over Chelsea and a 1-1 draw at Manchester United, and Everton said he would be in charge for Wednesday’s League Cup quarter-final at home to Leicester City.Former Everton boss David Moyes was linked to the post after Shanghai’s Victor Pereira ruled himself out last week.last_img read more

first_imgAllegations have surfaced on the Internet in the past few months about rogue “Geek Squad” agents nationwide copying music, pornography and risque photos from customers’ computers. The company, which operates 863 stores nationwide and hundreds more worldwide, ranks as the largest U.S. specialty retailer of consumer electronics. Best Buy bought “Geek Squad” in 2002 and relies on the troubleshooters to perform computer repairs in its store and to provide tech-support house calls night and day. Baldwin declined to discuss whether the inquiry is confined to the Santa Clarita store or is more widespread. Whistleblower Brett Haddock, 22, said last week that a couple of co-workers at the store on Bouquet Canyon Road targeted attractive girls who brought in their computers for repairs, copying photos for their own use. Best Buy encourages employees to report activities that might violate company policy, Baldwin said. Yet Haddock said he reported the misbehavior to a manager more than six months ago and believed as of last week that some who infiltrated customers’ files were still working at the store. SANTA CLARITA – Two Best Buy Geek Squad members have been suspended and the entire local operation is under investigation after a former employee accused his former co-workers of snooping in files in computers left for repairs, a company spokeswoman said. The company declined Monday to discuss the scope of the inquiry. “It’s really important for us to protect the integrity of the investigation, so the details of the investigation must remain confidential at this time,” said Paula Baldwin, a senior manager for the Richfield, Minn.,-based company. “We have suspended two employees at this store location, and are continuing our investigation in an accelerated manner,” she said. Haddock, who had worked at the store for about a year, said most of the dozen or so squad members were conscientious. He quit in April and now works as a full-time programmer for a software-design company. Best Buy reported net earnings of $763 million for the fiscal fourth quarter that ended in March. judy.orourke@dailynews.com (661) 257-5255160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgLANCASTER – Service clubs can better serve their communities – and earn money as well – by helping provide election poll workers. With always a dire need for more help at elections, Los Angeles County election officials are reaching out to members of service clubs to staff polling places. “There were 2,172 poll locations in Los Angeles for the Nov. 8, 2005, election. That equated with 2,172 inspectors, plus 11,835 clerks. For the county as a whole, there were 5,000 polling places with a total of 23,000 people working,” says Jefferson E. Hill, coordinator of the county Registrar-Recorder’s Service Club Pollworker Program. The poll worker program is a public-private partnership between service clubs and the Registrar-Recorder’s Office, Hill said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant “Since the poll workers are paid for their time, there is the potential to make a lot of money for club treasuries,” he said. Begun in 2004, the poll worker program works like this: Service clubs sign up members to work at the polls on election day for a stipend of $50 to $75 a worker, plus a $25 bonus for those who attend a training class. Twenty-five members working on election day could generate $2,000 for a club to use at its discretion, said Hill, who spoke recently at the Antelope Valley Northrop Grumman Retirement Club. “Of course, to benefit the club, the member must endorse his or her check over to the club as a fundraiser,” Hill said. “One of the best things about is that the county doesn’t dictate what the money is used for. It can go to support the group’s charitable foundations or just boost the club treasury. That’s up to the membership.” Poll workers get logoed T-shirts to keep. Hill said the program’s goal is to boost the pool of election-day poll workers. Currently, there is a need to place poll workers for the June 8 primary election, Hill said. Hill is available to speak to other organizations. For more information, contact Michael Clark, administrative services manager, at (562) 462-2992 or at mclark@rrcc.co.la.ca.us. Any Northrop-Grumman retiree who wants to help should call president Lee Phllips at (661) 942-6866. Menus for the week at the senior life nutrition sites in Lancaster and Palmdale have been announced. All meals include bread, margarine and coffee, tea or milk for a suggested donation of $2. Monday: Hot roast beef sandwich, soup, mashed potatoes, winter squash, marinated salad, apple pie. Tuesday: Chicken divan, buttered noodles, stewed tomatoes, egg drop, creamy coleslaw, Jell-O with fruit. Wednesday: Roast pork, bread dressing, peas and carrots, marinated beets, orange. Thursday: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, spinach, chicken soup, tossed salad, peaches. Friday: Taco salad, macaroni salad, orange juice, tapioca pudding. This column disseminates news of interest to seniors of all ages. Bettie Rencoret at (661) 943-2998 or messages may be left at the Antelope Valley Daily News office at (661) 267-5742. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgA Letterkenny councillor wants the Government to give tax relief on gym membership.Councillor Jimmy Kavanagh says a recent survey showed that as many as 50% of the people of Donegal could be overweight.“The research reveals that 48% of the Irish population are overweight, the figure for Donegal is slightly above the national average at 50%. “The survey by Aviva Health also reveals that heart disease is the biggest killer in the country accounting for 10,000 deaths annually or 36% of all deaths.“Tellingly the survey also reveals that 25% of the adult population take no physical exercise. Many of the premature deaths caused by heart disease could be prevented by lifestyle changes, such as a good exercise regime and proper diet.“New Year is the time when people look at their lifestyle and make resolutions to improve or change aspects of their behaviour.“ The government could give a timely boost to people looking to start an exercise programme by introducing tax relief for gym membership in next years budget. “Such an initiative would encourage people to join a gym and to take regular exercise, as many gyms in the country are attached to local hotels, it would also be a boost to a sector which is currently struggling because of the economic climate.“Given that the cost to the Irish economy of heart related disease is estimated at €866 million annually, the money spent on tax relief would be money very well spent and would be returned to the Government many times over in reduced health costs and increased productivity,” he said.Councillor Kavanagh said that if Fine Gael do form part of the next Government, he will be asking Deputy Joe McHugh to request the new Health Minister to push for the inclusion of tax relief on gym membership in the next budget.HALF OF DONEGAL PEOPLE OVERWEIGHT – COUNCILLOR WANTS TAX RELIEF ON GYMS was last modified: January 5th, 2011 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)last_img read more

first_img Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman 1 Then Watford equalised through Roberto Pereyra’s penalty, with the Premier League game finishing 2-2.And the Hertfordshire club couldn’t resist hitting back at Guendouzi. Guendouzi, who was booked for a heated exchange with Jose Holebas, gestures to Watford fans as he leaves the pitch Sky Sports *✌️✌️ pic.twitter.com/9nG2esFxfa— Watford Football Club (@WatfordFC) September 15, 2019Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice in the first half, but even manager Unai Emery was concerned.“Physically they are stronger than us so we want to break the lines from the goal-kick and connect to Mesut Ozil, like we did with the first goal,” he said.“We knew that 2-0 was not enough at half-time. ” rookie error stalemate Liverpool transfer news live: Star man wanted by Real Madrid, Mbappe latest and more deals Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January statement Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Well this is awkward.As Matteo Guendouzi left the pitch at Vicarage Road to a chorus of boos from the Watford fans, he reminded them of the score – Arsenal were winning 2-1 at the time, though there was still more than 20 minutes to go. BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ appointed Arsenal faced 31 shots from the hosts, the most they have ever faced in a Premier League game since Opta began collating stats in the 2003/04 season.In addition, it was the first time the Gunners were unable to win a game in which they were at least two goals in front since April 2016 when they drew 3-3 with West Ham.Defensive errors cost the top four hopefuls, as Tom Cleverley had earlier reduced the deficit when Gunners defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos gave away possession inside his own area and David Luiz later conceded the penalty.Unsurprisingly, Calum Chambers was trending on Twitter after the game, with some fans confused about why he has not played since the club’s clean sheet against Newcastle on the first day of the season. Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta targets Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son Both Luiz and Sokratis have cost Arsenal goals and more importantly 4 points. Emery simply has to drop both for Chambers or Holding, and Mustafi even. pic.twitter.com/dE3XFCvMYr— ARSENAL (@tomgunner14) September 15, 2019 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff I’ve been very lenient with Emery whole of last season. Sometimes even praising him over the top. But now, 2nd season, more scrutiny. The substitutions were questionable. To persist with Sokratis and not play Chambers, questionable. The overly conservative mindset, questionable.— LTArsenal™ (@ltarsenal) September 15, 2019 What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas on target update latest It’s time for this centre back pairing. 💪 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Holding X Chambers 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 💪 #afc pic.twitter.com/COpZtevGvb— Tom (@Deadly_Dani) September 15, 2019“Arsenal had no control, no composure,” talkSPORT host Tony Cascarino wrote in his Times column.“They needed to sign a defender this summer, someone who is cool under pressure and has leadership qualities — and they went and spent £8million on David Luiz, a player who has never embodied any of those qualities.”last_img read more

first_imgFor the second year in a row, visitors to Chicago’s Printers Row Lit Fest had the chance to learn about free markets, individual liberty, and limited government. Among the many Baby-Boomer communist booksellers that line the street during the annual weekend festival, AFF’s Chicago leadership team stood proudly, distributing copies of F.A. Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom, Leonard Reed’s “I, Pencil,” and Frederic Bastiat’s masterpiece, The Law.In addition to chatting with passersby about current events and the philosophy of freedom, AFF also offered visitors a chance to discover where they landed on the World’s Smallest Political Quiz. After taking ten questions, visitors could be placed in one of five distinct quadrants: libertarian, conservative, liberal, centrist, and statist. Although most landed in the left-liberal quadrant, many were surprised to land in the libertarian area given that they either were unfamiliar with the word or had a misunderstanding of it.AFF-Chicago committee member John Yackley provided an overview of the results at the end of the second day of the festival. AFF color-coded stickers by quiz-takers’ guesstimated ages: red is Millennials (and younger), green is Gen Xers, yellow is Baby Boomers, and blue represents members of the “Greatest Generation” (senior citizens).Watch a video of the results here.You’ll notice most Boomers end up in the left-liberal quadrant, while younger folk tend to be left-liberal to libertarian.AFF gathered nearly 100 email addresses at the festival and gave away dozens of copies of Hayek and Bastiat’s work to interested young people. Many books came courtesy of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, so our thanks go to them for their support.AFF expects to appear again next year at the festival to open more minds to the ideas of freedom.For more information on AFF’s Chicago chapter, join our Facebook page.last_img read more

first_imgNational Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins today responded to a flap about a psychiatrist who failed to report drug-company income and avoided his university’s punishment by moving to a new university. The incident, Collins says, has exposed gaps in the federal conflict of interest (COI) regulation that NIH hopes to address. Speaking to his advisory board, Collins discussed a story this week in The Chronicle of Higher Education about former Emory University faculty member Charles Nemeroff. After a Senate probe found that Nemeroff failed to report at least $1.2 million in outside income, Emory banned Nemeroff from receiving NIH grants for 2 years in December 2008. But as The Chronicle reported, he was eligible to apply for grants a year later when he took a job at the University of Miami. “The sanctions applied to the institutions and not to the investigator,” Collins explained. The “silver lining to this story,” Collins said, is that “it brought to light NIH grants policies that may need to be addressed.” He said that as part of a revision of the COI rules, NIH is looking into “how can we improve NIH’s ability to make sanctions or penalties continue to apply to individual researchers even if they move to another NIH-funded institution.” NIH is also reviewing its policies for participating in peer review and advisory committees “in circumstances of this sort,” he said. As The Chronicle reported, Nemeroff is serving on two NIH peer-review panels. Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more

first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. READ: Alejandro laments not playing more years under NU coach Jarin“My UAAP career has been fun especially my last year with coach Jamike, that’s really been my best memory,” said Alejandro, who played in his final UAAP game after NU lost to University of the Philippines, 106-81, Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“What made it special was I had the chance to play under coach Jamike who we all know is a multi-titled coach in the UAAP and the NCAA.”READ: Jarin takes blame for NU’s failed Final Four bid Jay Alejandro. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJ-Jay Alejandro played just one year for National University head coach Jamike Jarin, but the graduating Bulldog said that lone year has been the most special in his UAAP tenure.And all that was thanks to Jarin.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay Jarin was an eight-time UAAP juniors champion with Ateneo and a one-time NCAA seniors champion with San Beda and that was the kind of pedigree that Alejandro admired.Another thing that drew Alejandro, who is a one-time UAAP champion back in Season 77, to Jarin was the trust the mentor gave him.“The sweetest thing was he allowed Matt (Salem) and I to be captains.”Alejandro added Jarin rarely talked to them about basketball and evoked an aura not of a coach’s, but of a father figure.“He’s like a father figure to us, we actually talk more about other things not about basketball,” said Alejandro, who finished with 16 points and eight assists.ADVERTISEMENT View commentscenter_img Malditas save PH from shutout MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims LATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim UST averts winless season, beats UE “Every night he’ll send me a random text, and we’re always talking. That’s extra special for me.”last_img read more

first_imgBeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Judiciary Committee set to take over Trump impeachment probe Team LeBron’s LeBron James, second from left, of the Cleveland Cavaliers, shoots as Team Stephen’s Draymond Green, left, of the Golden State Warriors, Klay Thompson, second from right, of the Golden State Warriors, and Stephen Curry, of the Golden State Warriors, defend during the first half of an NBA All-Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)LeBron James had a trophy in his hands and a smile on his face.That was Sunday at the All-Star Game, when James again rose above the NBA’s best in winning a game and MVP honors.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte The East has a close race for fourth place and home-court advantage in the first round between Washington and Indiana, and positioning to be settled down the bottom of the bracket, where Milwaukee, Philadelphia and Miami hold the final three spots.But the biggest question might be the Celtics, who slumped into the break with three straight losses after leading the conference most of the season, and now have one team ahead of them and another behind that has the momentum.“The Raptors have been playing really well. Cleveland has been playing really well. But we’ve got to get back to playing really well, too,” the Celtics’ Jaylen Brown said. “So as the season moves forward, we’re looking forward to getting back to the top spot.”Same with the Warriors, who were hurt by the longer-than-usual time it took to reach the break. They were just 6-4 in their last 10 games and at 44-14 already have more losses than they averaged over the last three seasons (13).Coach Steve Kerr made it clear that his team needed a rest and now that the Warriors had it, they’re ready to try to reel in the Rockets.“We’ve got 20-something games before the playoffs to chase another championship,” All-Star Stephen Curry said. “So, ready to hit the ground running when we get back.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LATEST STORIES GALLERY: Lady Chiefs win back-to-back titles PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claimcenter_img Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ What he really wants is to be celebrating in the postseason, not midseason.The NBA’s sprint to the finish begins Thursday with James riding high but starting again from back in the pack as Cleveland tries to catch Toronto and Boston in the Eastern Conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“We just added four new guys before the break, and we have a lot of work to do,” James said. “So I really don’t like to think that too far ahead. But obviously winning championships is what it’s all about. That’s what this league is all about and hopefully at the end of the road then I have the Cavs there to actually compete for one, to be in a finals representing the East.”The Golden State Warriors are also in the unusual position of pursuers, after red-hot Houston passed them for the league’s best record with 10 straight wins leading into the All-Star break. But nobody would count out the Warriors, not with their star-studded group that has won two of the last three titles. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View comments ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Cleveland is the unknown, even with James. The Cavaliers added new pieces around him earlier this month, and there’s not a lot of time left to build championship chemistry.The Cavs went into the break with four straight wins, but they’re still just third in the conference and couldn’t gain any ground on the Raptors, who have won seven straight to pass the Celtics. Toronto is an NBA-best 24-4 at home and could make the Cavs’ NBA Finals plans difficult if they have to go through Canada.“We would hope so, but we’ve got to get there,” Raptors All-Star guard Kyle Lowry said. “We’ve got to finish the season strong.”Much of the work is already done, since the NBA’s earlier start to this season means teams are well beyond the midway point of their schedules. They will have about 25 games remaining, with so much to sort out in both conferences.It’s a two-team race at the top of the West but things are tight well beyond that. San Antonio is just percentage points ahead of Minnesota for third while still hoping Kawhi Leonard returns from his thigh injury, and it’s a gap of only 4 1/2 games from there to 10th place, where the Utah Jazz have won 11 straight.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thaislast_img read more

first_imgSouth Korean tech major LG launched its new mid-level 4G-enabled Android smartphone, the X Screen in India on Monday. The highlight of LG’s X Screen phone is its secondary ticker display that sits comfortably atop the main display, giving users quick access to time, date, battery level, and notifications even while the screen is in sleep mode. Quite obviously then, the secondary ticker display of the LG X Screen stays always-on at all instances.Also Read: LG G5 review: Just another star in the galaxyThe LG X Screen has been priced in India at Rs 12,990 and will be available for buying from Snapdeal. The phone was globally announced back in February, 2016.Boasting of an all-glass body with faux metal edge, the LG X Screen has a 4.93-inch HD IPS primary display with a 720×1280 pixels resolution. The secondary screen meanwhile stands at 1.76-inch and offers a resolution of 80×520 pixels.The phone is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor coupled with Adreno 306 GPU and 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory which is further expandable by up to 2TB via microSD card slot. The phone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based UX user interface.It sports a 13-megapixel camera on the rear with f/2.2 aperture, autofocus and LED flash. On the front, you get an 8-megapixel camera. The phone is backed by a 2,300mAh battery which is non-removable.Also Read: LG’s V10 phone has two screens, two selfie cameras and manual video mode LG isn’t new to second ticker screen phones. Back in October, last year, it had launched the V10, a high-end flagship phone boasting of two screens, two selfie cameras and a manual mode for video capture, all crammed up inside a tough durable shell of a body. Sadly, the V10 never made it to India. The primary screen on the V10 has a 5.7-inch QHD IPS Quantum display with a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels. The secondary display on the other hand is a 2.1-inch IPS Quantum one with a 160×1040 pixels resolution. advertisementlast_img read more