Golovkin and Alvarez deliver classic middleweight fight

first_imgGolovkin, who was making his Las Vegas debut, and Mexico’s biggest star Alvarez delivered on all levels as two of boxing’s pound-for-pound best met at the T-Mobile Arena Saturday in a highly-anticipated fight that was two years in the making.The evenly-matched fight ended in a draw which meant Kazakhstan’s Golovkin would keep his World Boxing Council, World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation belts.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We knew going into this it would be a war,” said Golovkin’s trainer Abel Sanchez.Golovkin will earn a $3 million purse and Alvarez will make $5 million.  LATEST STORIES Canelo Alvarez (L) exchanges blows with Gennady Golovkin during their WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight championship fight at the T-Mobile Arena on September 16, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.Gennady Golovkin retained his three world middleweight titles, fighting to a draw with Mexican star Canelo Alvarez in a showdown for middleweight supremacy that lived up the hype. AFP PHOTO / John GURZINSKIThree-belt champ Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez look set to rule the resurgent middleweight division for years to come after their 12-round slugfest Saturday which fittingly ended in a stalemate.“It was a great fight,” said boxing promoter Oscar De La Hoya. “This is one of the best fights we have seen in recent years.”ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Read Next MOST READ View comments Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Desiderio ends shooting slump with career game vs UE Golovkin has 19 straight title defences and now needs just one more victory to tie Bernard Hopkins for the most middleweight title defences in a row at 20.Golovkin waited a long time to get his first fight on boxing’s biggest stage in the United States. He has fought in 22 cities and seven different countries but never before in Sin City.This fight should have already happened and Golovkin had to push hard to get a deal. But it was left to marinate until there was no other option for Alvarez, who was fighting for just the second time over 155-pounds.Golovkin wasn’t going to let anything distract him while training for this fight. He even missed the birth of his daughter on September 8 because he was in the gym training for the fight. His wife, Alina, gave birth to the couple’s second child.While Golovkin plans to enjoy more time with his expanding family, Alvarez is going to take several months off.“I am going to rest for the rest of the year and we will fight again next year,” he said. Golovkin is considered one of the fittest athletes in boxing and he needed every ounce of that conditioning and every extra breath of air to withstand the force of Alvarez’s body and head punches. Alvarez says he would use his rematch clause for a second fight against knockout king Golovkin, who has now gone the distance his last two fights. In March, he had his streak of 23 consecutive knockouts snapped when he outpointed Daniel Jacobs.Some said Golovkin was showing his age as Jacobs had an unexpected surge over the final three rounds before losing by a narrow decision. Alvarez doesn’t think Golovkin is ripe for the picking but says he might have lost some of the fear factor.“He has a different power than others I have faced,” Alvarez said of Golovkin. “But he is not the monster everybody is talking about. I didn’t feel that.”ADVERTISEMENT PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH PLAY LIST 05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:40Pacquiao ready to go with week left before Thurman fight01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gameslast_img read more

Kevin Durant’s menacing defense leads the way for Warriors

first_imgRobredo: 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “It’s not as sexy, but it’s important.”RELATED VIDEOGolden State Warriors celebrate NBA Championship2.5K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast View comments Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV NBA: Netizens react to Steph Curry’s ‘napping’ during Game 2 Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant, center, defends a shot by Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love during the second half of Game 2 of basketball’s NBA Finals in Oakland, California. APOAKLAND, California — Kevin Durant is growing a little tired of questions about his ability to play defense.“Underrated?” Durant responded when recently asked about the perception of his D. “My coaches don’t feel like that.”ADVERTISEMENT Neither does he, and KD’s menacing, 6-foot-9 presence from the paint to the perimeter is a big reason unbeaten Golden State is closing in on its second championship in three years.While best known for his sensational scoring and shot-making from every corner of the court, Durant has been tough on LeBron James so far in these NBA Finals by smothering the Cavs superstar. The Warriors are two wins from a title going into Game 3 at Cleveland on Wednesday (Thursday Manila time).FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutDurant is chasing his first championship and seems determined to do whatever it takes.So versatile with his length and ability to alter shots, he even played center during Sunday’s Game 2 when Draymond Green dealt with foul trouble in the 132-113 victory.center_img BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast MOST READ BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games “I’ve gotten better, and 2013 is when I feel I really turned the corner as a defender. Around 2012, that’s when coaches stopped thinking they could go at me and get a basket or get me in foul trouble,” Durant said. “But I don’t expect anybody on the outside who really doesn’t know the game to look at me as a defender because once you’re labeled something that’s what you’re going to be. But I feel the last four or five years I’ve definitely continued to get better and better, and smarter. I have the physical tools, but it’s also about mentally knowing what to do.”Sure, James still notched his record-tying eighth career Finals triple-double and Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving had big nights. Yet Durant, Andre Iguodala, Klay Thompson and the others kept the pressure on the Cavs.Durant blocked five shots to go with 33 points, 13 rebounds and six assists after going off for 38 points and eight assists in Thursday’s Game 1.“His defense was amazing, and we needed it. Especially with Draymond out,” coach Steve Kerr said. “It’s a small game and you got shooters everywhere and you have to be able protect the rim with LeBron coming downhill, with Love posting up and Draymond’s on the bench. So that’s a pretty scary proposition for us. I thought that Kev’s defense was unreal, and it was probably the key to the whole game.”It could be that Durant’s defense will quiet the critics at last, especially if he comes out a winner after that scrutinized move from Oklahoma City last July to join the super-Warriors.“I don’t feel like I get picked on or people call sets just to try to score on me. That hasn’t happened in a while,” he said. “I’ve grown leaps and bounds from where I was. I feel like I’ve been a solid defender in this league for a while.”With all of their offensive firepower, the Warriors often turn a stretch of timely defensive stops into scoring spurts that can swing the momentum. Or, in many cases, give them just the jolt they need to put a game out of reach for good.“I operate under the assumption that our guys know what to do and they know their system,” Golden State assistant and defensive specialist Ron Adams said. “We have an eclectic system. There’s freedom offensively, and we have some freedom defensively, and we’re good at it.”When the Warriors added Durant, JaVale McGee, Zaza Pachulia and David West to a roster that blew a 3-1 Finals lead to James and fell short of a repeat last year, many wondered if they would have enough in the middle to defend the rim.“It was a question mark for some people going into the season, losing (Andrew) Bogut and some other guys,” general manager Bob Myers said. “Ron is interesting. He’s always had good defensive teams. And we take pride in it, we care about it. I know the offense gets most of the attention but our players, they work at it, collectively, individually. They want to be a good defensive team. We try to do it all year. Sometimes it’s better than other times, but this is the time of year you really need it the most. For us, we view it as important as our offense. LATEST STORIES “I don’t think there’s many teams in the league who their backup is better than their starter,” Green said. “So I think that’s a luxury that we have with KD here, and when I went out with foul trouble, obviously he — to say pick up the slack is kind of a ridiculous term, because he’s a great player, an MVP, one of the best players in the world. So just the way he played on the defensive end, the way he played on the offensive end, he’s been doing it all playoffs long, but in these Finals, he’s really picked it up, and it’s been huge for us.”Durant and Green have set the tone all season on the defensive end, establishing an intensity and toughness — and the rest of the Warriors had no choice but to do more during Durant’s 19-game absence this spring with a knee injury.“If we’re locked in on the defensive end, we’ll score enough points,” Green said. “Even on an off night, we’ll score enough points.”After his NBA Finals failure five years ago against James and the Heat, Durant vowed to become a legitimate, respected defender who could make nearly as much of an impact blocking shots and crashing the boards.He insists he can do even more.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

CONG-KASHMIR 2 LAST

first_img(REOPENS DEL 85)(REOPENS DEL 85) Azad said BJP should take “responsibility” for the killing of over two dozen people and injury to 1500 people. “BJP should own direct responsibility for all this, as BJP cannot run away from its responsibility. BJP is in government in Jammu and Kashmir and has its deputy chief minister and Ministers. Law and order is a state subject and BJP is a party in the state administration,” he said. The Congress leader, who is Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, said he had said in Parliament in the presence of Prime Minister when talks about forming a government with PDP were going on with BJP, that Jammu and Kashmir is a very sensitive area and “You are forming a government in Jammu and Kashmir to impose your philosophy there and not for bringing any change there.” Asked about violence having taken place in the state earlier too when it was ruled by Congress and National Conference, he said it was there but not like what is happening now when there was violence spread across the state. “This type of violence is spread across in different parts of the state for three, four days. It is not that some people have died in one firing. In different parts of the state, there is violence and there are hundreds of bullet injuries and serious cases,” he said. Azad said it is “compounding” now and is “brewing” further. To a question on whether the issue will be raised in the Monsoon session of Parliament, he said the issues will be decided soon. Asked if Congress would soften its stand on GST and if the bill would be passed in this session, he said, “Government has also given a proposal for resolving pending issues. We will decide. There is still time for the Parliament session. We will put forth our views and hold discussions with government sitting across the table.” PTI SKC RGadvertisementlast_img read more

‘Kane has drive and ambition to be the best’

first_imgTottenham Hotspur Kane has drive and ambition to be the best – Parker Sungmo Lee Last updated 2 years ago 00:20 11/14/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Harry Kane Tottenham Getty Images Tottenham Hotspur Harry Kane Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur Premier League The Tottenham striker has enjoyed a stunning rise to prominence in recent seasons and has been praised by his former team-mate Harry Kane’s key to success is his unbelievable belief, according to his former Tottenham Hotspur team-mate Scott Parker.Kane made his Spurs debut in August 2011, just a week before the club signed Parker, and the striker subsequently built up his experience during loan spells at Millwall, Norwich and Leicester.Kane 7/4 for PL Golden Boot Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player He eventually enjoyed his breakthrough season with Spurs in 2014-2015 and he has established himself as one of the leading No.9s in world football, reportedly coveted by Real Madrid.Parker has been impressed by the England internationals’ development and told Goal: “Obviously, he has unbelievable belief. He is a very humble boy, who understands what he needs to become a professional and World Class footballer.“Kane has the drive and ambition to be the best, and always works hard. I’m 100 per cent convinced that is the reason (for his success).”Kane has scored over 20 goals in each of the last three Premier League seasons and already netted eight times in the current one.Harry Winks Tottenham 14102017Parker, who now works as Spurs’ Under-18 coach, has also been taken by the progress of midfielder Harry Winks, saying: “I also think Harry Winks has a bright future.”England’s youth teams have enjoyed a stellar 2017, winning the U17 and U20 World Cups, along with the U19 European Championship, leading Parker to hope they will get their chance in the Premier League.He said: “The evidence is here. Sometimes people say there are not many English talents, but I don’t agree with that.“England has some of the best talents in the world right now – the only question is to get them into the first team.“England’s U17 and U20 have fantastic young players. We just need to find a way to change the rules or regulations to get these boys into the first team.”last_img read more

Report: College Football Coach Not Being Allowed To Leave For NFL

first_imgA detail view of a football as the Buffalo Bills play the Washington Redskins at FedExField.LANDOVER, MD – DECEMBER 20: A detail view of a football as the Buffalo Bills play the Washington Redskins at FedExField on December 20, 2015 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)A major college football assistant coach was set to leave the collegiate ranks for a job with one of the NFL’s best teams.That’s not happening anymore, though.Kentucky assistant coach Matt House was supposed to leave the Wildcats for a linebackers coach job with the Kansas City Chiefs.House, a former NFL assistant coach, will be remaining at the University of Kentucky, however. The school confirmed the news late on Saturday. It turns out that House was blocked from leaving Kentucky for Kansas City, despite a contract buyout being agreed to.“So regarding Matt House, who was expected to be the Chiefs’ new LB coach: I’m told UK decided not to let him out of his deal…but they only did that AFTER they’d agreed to negotiate the buyout. Tough break for House, who wanted to join the Chiefs, and KC,” Yahoo! Sports’ Teres Paylor reports.So regarding Matt House, who was expected to be the Chiefs’ new LB coach:I’m told UK decided not to let him out of his deal…but they only did that AFTER they’d agreed to negotiate the buyout. Tough break for House, who wanted to join the Chiefs, and KC.— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) February 10, 2019The Chiefs will now move on with their linebackers coaching search. Kansas City lost assistant coach Mike Smith to the Green Bay Packers and inside linebackers coach Mark Deleone to the Chicago Bears.Kentucky, meanwhile, is coming off one of their best seasons in years. The Wildcats went 10-3 last season, beating Penn State in the Citrus Bowl.last_img read more

Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Oktoberfest Episode

first_imgNikada/Getty ImagesWhat new bourbon are we pumped about? Which hiking trail are we exploring? Why is the next supercar so cool? The Manual is dedicated to helping men live a more engaged life. Each week, our editors and guests get together for a round-table discussion about what’s new, exciting, and unique in the men’s lifestyle world. So pop open your favorite brew, step into your man cave, and start streaming.For this week’s episode of Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Manual Podcast, the round-table — Food and Drink Editor Sam Slaughter, Managing Editor Nicole Raney, and host Greg Nibler — grab some steins, drink a ton of beer, and forget to record a podcast.Just kidding. We wish we were drinking beer for this episode, but we chose to remain sober and discuss one of the best festivals in the entire world: Oktoberfest. First, the German-speaking Sam schools Nicole and Greg on the pronunciations of essential Oktoberfest terms (Reinheitsgebot, märzenbier, etc.) and walks us through a brief history of the volksfest (“people’s festival”). Why do Germans celebrate Oktoberfest in September with March beers? How old is this festival, really? Why did it start in Munich? What the hell is a Reinheitsgebot?All of your questions are answered by Sam and horrible mispronounced by the other two. After chatting about some of the best places to celebrate Oktoberfest outside of Munich — the festival has truly become a global phenomenon — Nicole hits the boys with some Oktoberfest facts and forces them to compete in a short round of trivia. Who won? (Hint: It was the only person who can say Reinheitsgebot correctly.)The Manual crew has also decided that we should probably host our own Oktoberfest. While it most certainly will not happen, if it did, our festival would have weiner dogs racing on horses. If you’re confused, you’ll have to tune in to figure out what we’re talking about. Understanding Diets and Dieting with Shawn Wells Why Fresh Hops Are Essentially the Magic Sauce of Craft Beer The Manual Spirit Awards 2019: Redux Editors’ Recommendations center_img And if you have a question for The Manual podcast folks, or if you’d like to share how you’re celebrating Oktoberfest, give us a shout at podcast@themanual.com — we’re always around! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter and keep an eye out for our weekly podcast polls so you can join the discussion.Further ReadingA Brief History of Oktoberfest and Why You Should Celebrate5 Best Cities to Celebrate Oktoberfest Outside of GermanyOur 5 Favorite MärzenbiersOktoberfest Lager Stew — Need We Say More? Learning About Finger Wrestling, Mountain Cheese, and More Fun from Germany Talking Rum, Cocktails, and Tiki with The Bamboo Room’s Kevin Bearylast_img read more

Horror stories from overcrowded hospitals creating new breed of patient activist

first_imgJamie-Lee Ball doesn’t plan to quietly let her nightmarish five days in the hallways of the Brampton Civic Hospital fade from public attention.The 25-year-old is taking her place at the vanguard of a new movement among patients, hoping to draw attention to hospital overcrowding across Canada.Like others who’ve gone public to describe indignities suffered in crowded hospitals this year, Ball is becoming an activist — starting petitions, complaining to Ontario’s patient ombudsman, and pressuring politicians for improvements.“It’s overwhelming the response I’ve received,” she said in a telephone interview. “A lot of people are realizing they can share their stories, and their hard-earned tax dollars spent on the health system mean they should have the basic necessities.”Ball’s mother, Lori Leckie, says: “We want to be the face of this issue.”Ball was among several recent cases to emerge offering frightening accounts of Canadian hospitals struggling to cope with the flow of patients, long waits in emergency, and makeshift hallway medicine.She arrived at Brampton’s ER with intense abdominal pain on March 25. She says she was only admitted after collapsing and screaming in pain on the waiting room floor, and ended up spending five days in corridors on a gurney, unable to eat or drink for days as she awaited tests to diagnose the cause of her internal bleeding.She likened her sleepless nights to a war scene, as she lay alongside other groaning patients lined up in a corridor behind cloth screens.“People say they can relate to the experience and … they’re grateful somebody has finally spoken up,” she said.Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa told The Canadian Press his provincial budget Thursday will contain funding to deal with overcrowded hospitals, saying: “We don’t want people to be in hallways.”In Halifax, Kim D’Arcy told her story on Tuesday of how her dying husband Jack Webb spent over six hours on a gurney in the ER hallway of the Halifax Infirmary on Jan. 28. The 68-year-old was also bumped from a private room by another patient and overheard staff saying “If he stops breathing, don’t resuscitate” in a recovery room during the final five days of his life.The problems occurred as the emergency department called special “code census” alerts on 23 out of 30 days in that month, indicating the hospital’s ER was unsafe due to overcrowding.Webb’s case has provoked opposition calls for a public investigation, with Nova Scotia’s governing Liberals committing to an internal review.Meanwhile, in Abbotsford, B.C., friends and family have complained of a hasty ER assessment after the death of 56-year-old Mary Louis Murphy.Murphy visited the hospital on Jan. 30 complaining of chest pains and died later that night after receiving some morphine and being sent home, says 25-year-old Andrew Grimeau, who Murphy was in the process of adopting prior to her death.In Ottawa, Dana Whitman said she went to the Queensway Carleton hospital in late February and spent four-and-a-half hours in a waiting room despite having a “fever card” given to chemotherapy patients who should be treated quickly when their immune system is depleted.Like Ball, the 55-year-old has been in touch with the hospital ombudsman and is looking for change.“We’re paying for this through our taxes and it’s not working very well,” said the law clerk.Emergency room overcrowding, referred to in the Romanow royal commission 14 years ago as the “canary in the coal mine” for Canadian health care, has been a see-saw battle for decades. It is viewed by researchers as a sign of an inability to move patients into the main hospital wards.Dr. Howard Ovens, the chief medical strategy officer for the Sinai Health System in Toronto, said Ontario hospitals experienced a surge over the past winter due to the flu, prompting them to come up with “alternative locations” for patients, ranging from hallways to lounges.When this was combined with spending restraint and the rising age profile of Canadian patients, pressure on hospitals grew intense, said Ovens, who is also the lead adviser to the Ontario Ministry of Health for emergency services.“If I had to guess, I’d say it’s probably gotten a little worse over the last couple of years,” said Ovens.“We’ve probably had worse periods in the past, but it’s probably worse in the last year than the few years before.”In a 2011 paper, Ovens documented how Ontario’s 130 emergency departments started to tackle the problem through targeted spending, timely performance data, and a system of financial incentives for hospitals.Data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information indicates national ER wait times are just over three hours for about 90 per cent of patients — close to the target suggested by the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians.However, Ovens said hospitals are continuing to struggle to meet the national goal of being able to shift most patients from ER into an in-patient bed within eight hours.Some physicians are arguing more can be done to create a culture of efficiency and shared responsibility in hospitals.Dr. Grant Innes, an emergency physician at the University of Calgary, co-authored a paper which studied 29 Canadian hospitals and found that patients were spending an average of about 48,000 hours a year in ERs due to being “blocked” from entry into other wards.He calculates this is only about 1.5 per cent of overall bed hours at the hospitals, prompting him to argue much of the problem may be solved if hospitals improve their management of existing beds.“In our system, accountability is vague … If nobody is accountable to solve a problem, solutions are unlikely to appear,” he says, adding that too many medical departments are content to shift their problems into other parts of the hospital.Ovens calls for more financial incentives for Canadian hospitals that perform well in finding ways to move beds through their system.In Brampton, Leckie calls the situation a “humanitarian crisis,” and argues that both Ottawa and the provinces need to move rapidly to address a very basic service for Canadians.“This is a matter of physical pain and emotional pain,” she said.last_img read more

In the news today Nov 23

first_imgstories in the news for Thursday, Nov. 23———ACTRA TO TACKLE HARASSMENT ISSUEACTRA, the Canadian performers’ union, will host a meeting this evening with other industry stakeholders to discuss sexual misconduct. The meeting comes amid a deluge of sexual harassment and assault allegations coming out of the entertainment and media sectors. ACTRA says it wants to work with other groups to implement practical, concrete measures to tackle the issue in a way that also leads to cultural change.———SENATOR TO FLAG HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN TIBETAs Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ponders a trip to China, a Conservative senator plans to draw attention to human rights abuses in its Himalayan region of Tibet. Sen. Dennis Patterson plans to use procedural rules in the Senate today to generate publicity to the abuses. He says he and fellow senators will read the biographies of more than half a dozen political prisoners held in Tibet.———FEDS SAY CITIES THAT WANT CASH NEED INNOVATIVE IDEASThe federal government is launching its “Smart Cities Challenge” today that will provide millions of dollars to communities. The money will go to municipalities that propose the most interesting and innovative ideas. The government has said the ideas could be anything from a mobile app to help seniors and caregivers co-ordinate transportation to equipping homeless shelters with online learning hubs to help users find jobs.———MEN WHO ASSAULTED DENNIS OLAND TO BE SENTENCEDTwo Halifax men who pleaded guilty to assaulting Dennis Oland in a New Brunswick prison last summer are to be sentenced today. Convicted killer Cody Alexander Muise and Aaron Marriott, who was convicted in a 2008 drug shooting, attacked Oland at Atlantic Institution in Renous, N.B. and left him with facial injuries. Oland had been found guilty of second-degree murder in the 2011 death of his multi-millionaire father, Richard Oland. But the courts have since overturned his conviction and ordered a new trial.———MARYAM MONSEF GRAPPLES WITH RED TAPEIt’s been more than a year since the minister responsible for the status of women revealed that she was born in Iran, rather than Afghanistan as she had thought. But Maryam Monsef is still waiting for the government to update her documents. Monsef, who had listed her birthplace as Herat, Afghanistan, when she applied for a Canadian passport, said she would correct the error and has submitted documentation. Monsef is still waiting for federal bureaucrats to get back to her. Immigration officials won’t comment on her case.———TORONTO POLICE TO NO LONGER PATROL HIGH SCHOOLSThe Toronto District School Board voted last night to permanently end the practice of having police officers stationed in high schools. The vote followed a staff report which said students, staff and parents found the police presence left some teens feeling intimidated or uncomfortable. The program, which was suspended at the start of the school year, saw police stationed at 45 high schools to try to improve safety and perceptions of police.———LAWREN HARRIS PAINTING FETCHES $3 MILLIONA painting by Group of Seven founding member Lawren Harris sold for just over $3 million Wednesday night, in line with presale expectations. The 1925 oil canvas “Mountains East of Maligne Lake” had a pre-sale estimate of $2.5 million to $3.5 million, according to the Heffel Fine Art Auction House. This painting was one of eight by Harris among more than 100 that fetched a total of $15 million at the Toronto auction.———ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:— Statistics Canada will release the retail trade figures and employment insurance numbers for September.— The City of Vancouver will unveil its new housing strategy.— Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne begins a trade mission to China.— Quebec Finance Minister Carlos Leitao pitches his recent economic update at the Montreal Board of Trade.— Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits Charlottetown.— The Fraser Institute will release a study comparing Canada’s age of retirement to retirement ages in other countries.— Canadian Heritage will announce details regarding the Christmas Lights Across Canada event.— Gov. Gen. Julie Payette will present 41 Decorations for Bravery.last_img read more

Just for Laughs Seinfeld and Elmaleh are surreal — and a sure

first_imgLucinda Chodan: Editor in chief, frequent JFL attendee, Seinfeld fan since The Baby Shower in Season 2.Kevin Tierney: Gazette columnist grew up wanting to be Lenny Bruce. It didn’t work. Instead, his parents whacked him a lot for swearing.OVERALLBB: The biggest anglo comedy star in the world and the biggest franco comedy star in the world teamed up for some high schticking at the home of the Habs for JFL 35’s premier event. Surreal and at times hysterical. And Seinfeld and Elmaleh delivered again — en anglais.LC: A rollicking evening with two of the funniest men in comedy. Evidence of their double-headliner status? The roars for Seinfeld and the full-throated ululations for Elmaleh when they started the show.KT: Maybe it was the hockey fumes hanging in the Bell Centre air that invigorated Seinfeld into as much physicality as I have ever seen, but it was palpable. He is so much fun to watch because he works so hard making comedy seem so effortless. He is by nature a kvetch extraordinaire and he has turned complaining into an art form.THE STARSBB: After a little good-natured haggling, it was deemed that Jerry would open for Gad — which meant we caught all of Seinfeld and, oh my Gad, too little of Elmaleh, who did enthral with tales of going through U.S. Customs on a Moroccan passport with comedian as occupation. Seinfeld was on fire, again elevating his nothingness into an art form.LC: Couldn’t be more different. One born in Brooklyn, schooled in the comedy clubs and conquered American TV; the other born in Morocco, went to CEGEP St-Laurent and conquered Paris. Lucky for us they ended up on the same stage last night.KT: The lads were cute in their mutual opening that ended up with Seinfeld starting. He hasn’t opened for anybody in a while. Gad had his work cut out for himself, because Seinfeld owned the crowd by the time he left the stage.HIGHLIGHTSBB: Seinfeld on everything from alcoholized coffee — “so you can be alert and trashed at the same time” — to Pop Tarts that can never go stale, because they’re never fresh. Elmaleh on his U de Montréal degree in political science — which leads to a degree at Metro school.LC: Seinfeld’s riffs on marriage and living life under “the device dictatorship.” “Our job in life is to buy phones, charge phones and carry those phones around to where they need to be. We are the ‘mobile’ in mobile phones.”KT: Seinfeld’s all-ages act, he virtually says hardly any “bad” words, relies on observation with an amazing range from coffee cups to marriage, children, golf, money, boredom, the post office, voice tones. His delivery tone, in spite of what his wife tells him all the time, is perfect, pointed,  funny and never mean.AND ANOTHER THINGBB: The Bell Centre may have its virtues when it comes to hockey or hoops or rock concerts, but a comedy venue it is not and it will never be. Seinfeld and Elmaleh, more than most, benefit from the intimacy of clubs. But even if Seinfeld had to raise his voice a few octaves, they pulled it off — miraculously. All the same, don’t envy any comic having to follow Seinfeld.LC: Early Gad was hilariously topical. He explained why he travels on a Canadian passport when crossing the U.S. Border. Can you imagine turning up with a Moroccan passport and stating that your occupation is “comedian?”KT: Was really looking forward to seeing Gad. Anybody who carries a first name one vowel from the person in charge of eternal damnation has got to be sharp. Seinfeld: just for laughs? Well, there’s money, too. Advertisement Advertisement Facebook Advertisement On Wednesday night, Jerry Seinfeld and Gad Elmaleh performed at the Bell Centre Wednesday as part of the Just for Laughs comedy festival.Here’s what our panel had to say:Bill Brownstein: The Gazette columnist has been covering comedy fest since Mr. Methane let it rip all those eons ago. Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With:last_img read more

Consumer forum imposes Rs 10L fine on RN Tagore

first_imgKolkata: The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, South 24-Parganas, has slapped a fine of Rs 10 lakh on the Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences, Mukundapur, and its three doctors whose alleged negligence led to the death of a patient.The consumer disputes redressal forum instructed the private hospital authorities and the doctors to pay the compensation to the family members of the victim within a month from the date of issuance of the order, failing which they will have to bear an interest rate of 8 per cent till the full realisation of the fine amount. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe victim, Ranjan Sil, a resident of Regent Park area in the city had undergone an open heart surgery way back in 2010. Two years after the surgery, the patient developed a problem in his left leg and eventually he could not move his leg. His health condition deteriorated further and he started having respiratory problems coupled with chest pain in October 2013. He was then admitted to Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences and the doctors prescribed to put him in the ICU. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe doctors in the hospital told the family members of the patient that he had some infection in his chest and some fluid was traced in his chest. They also assured the family members that fluid can be removed through medicines and the patient will recover. The patient was transferred to the general ward without the fluid being removed from his chest. The doctors suggested that the fluids in the chest would be removed through medicines. In the next month, the doctors decided to conduct a surgery extract the fluid. The hospital asked the family members to pay nearly Rs 3 lakh for the surgery. The doctors conducted the surgery on November 5, 2013. A day after the operation was conducted on the patient, his condition deteriorated. On November 7, 2013, the doctors said blood had clotted in his lung and the patient needed to be operated once again. On the next day the operation was conducted for the second time. The opinion was divided between the two sets of doctors where a dialysis would be conducted on the patient as the patient was not passing adequate urine. On November 11, 2013, the hospital authorities told the family members of the victim that the he had died. On January 21, 2015, the victim’s wife lodged a complaint with the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum.last_img read more

US envoy to Lanka notes importance of religious freedom

The US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Atul Keshap noted the importance of religious freedom following a visit to a Hindu temple in Colombo.Keshap visited the Sri Ponnambalavaneswarar Temple in Colombo at the invitation of Minister of Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs D.M. Swaminathan, grandson of the temple’s founder, the US Embassy in Colombo said today. During the visit, Ambassador Keshap was privileged to receive sacred “prasad” offerings from the Chief Priest.  ‎”Religious freedom and diversity are cherished values of the United States that help strengthen our country,” Ambassador Keshap said later. (Colombo Gazette) read more

German business confidence down for 5th consecutive month falls more than expected

BERLIN – Business confidence in Germany, Europe’s largest economy, has dropped for the fifth consecutive month — continuing a slide that has been fueled by the persistent turmoil in Ukraine and sluggish growth in Europe and China.The Ifo institute said Wednesday that its confidence index dropped to 104.7 points for September from 106.3 last month as the mood among executives darkened regarding both the current situation and the outlook for the next six months.The fall took the index, a closely watched economic indicator, to its lowest level since April 2013. It was also bigger than anticipated — the consensus in the markets was for a more modest fall to 105.8.Ifo president Hans-Werner Sinn said “hardly any stimulus is expected from export business.” Exports are a key driver of the German economy.Though exports have stagnated, the German economy remains strong domestically, with low unemployment and rising wages. Even so, it shrank by a quarterly rate of 0.2 per cent in the second quarter. However, it is expected to return to growth in the third.Ifo’s survey is based on responses from about 7,000 companies in various sectors. by The Associated Press Posted Sep 24, 2014 2:22 am MDT German business confidence down for 5th consecutive month, falls more than expected AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Island nation Seychelles not immune to human traffickers warns UN rights expert

“The potential scale of the problem of trafficking in persons in the country, its trends and scope appears to be underestimated or unknown, and needs to be further investigated by the Government and law enforcement agencies,” Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, has warned following her first official visit to the country. Ms. Ezeilo noted that Seychelles – a sparsely populated island with a large influx of both tourists and migrant workers – is not out of reach of traffickers and their “nefarious” activities in today’s globalized world. “Trafficking in persons in Seychelles is at best insidious and remains hidden as a result of lack of awareness,” she stated in a news release. Anecdotal evidence suggests that trafficking in persons happens and that Seychelles may increasingly become a destination country for both trafficking for sexual exploitation, especially of girls from Eastern Europe, and also for labour exploitation of migrant workers from India, China, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Kenya, Madagascar and other nations. She pointed out that the political commitment to end human trafficking clearly exists in Seychelles, noting its ratification of key international conventions and the creation of the National Anti-Trafficking Committee. She also highlighted the commitment of President James Alix Michel to fight the scourge which he conveyed to her during their meeting.“However,” she said, “the immediate concern is the absence of a legal and policy framework to prevent and combat trafficking in persons.” Ms. Ezeilo voiced regret that the Government had yet to criminalize trafficking in persons or put measures in place in critical sectors of the economy, such as tourism and fisheries, that will discourage sex tourism, child prostitution and trafficking in persons for labour exploitation. She urged the Government to fast-track the draft anti-trafficking bill to fulfil its international obligations, and establish a national action plan to combat trafficking based on a human rights and victim-centred approach.She also highlighted the need to collect data on trends, forms and manifestations of trafficking, its causes and consequences, in collaboration with research institutions and in close cooperation with international, civil society and faith-based organizations. Ms. Ezeilo, who reports to the UN Human Rights Council in an independent and unpaid capacity, will present a comprehensive report on her mission in June 2014. read more

Surgeon wrote love letter to patient after falling for her during colonoscopy

first_imgSachiendra Amaragiri, a surgeon who wrote a love letter to a woman he was treating for a stomach complaint Sachiendra Amaragiri, a surgeon who wrote a love letter to a woman he was treating for a stomach complaintCredit: Cavendish Press (Manchester) Ltd Counsel for the GMC, Robin Kitching told the Manchester hearing: “She was nervous about the procedure when she attended with her mum. She was asked to undress, leaving a bra on and hospital gown.”Apart from the hospital gown she was naked from the waist down. She was placed on a bed in a small ward and was pushed to the procedure room where she met the doctor for the second time.”Mr Amaragiri reassured her everything would be alright and said he would take good care of her. There was a nurse present at that time. Patient A didn’t feel Mr Amaragiri had acted inappropriate during that meeting. The GMC don’t suggest anything he did was in any way inappropriate.”After the procedure, Mr Amaragiri told Patient A that the procedure went well and advised her to alter her diet and not eat fibre. He also said that he had done a biopsy and the results should be available in the next couple of weeks. She received the biopsy results and fortunately they were all clear. But soon after that she received the letter.”Amaragiri’s note which read to the hearing said: “For a number of weeks now, I have been deliberating and strongly resisted writing this. However, my feelings and my emotions have taken the better of my logical rational reasoning.”When you stepped into my clinic for the first time, I was suddenly stunned and taken aback by your presence. You twanged some distant cord which had laid dormant in me for so many years.”You induced this unusually extraordinary tender feelings of weakness in my emotional setting. To this day I have been unable to fathom this power you hold on me.”On that other occasion and when you came for the investigation, I had to summon enormous mental strength to remove myself from showing any emotional feelings and perform my intended duties unemotionally and professionally. Now, I am not sure how successful I was.”Should I have digressed from my professional behaviour I sincerely request you overlook this error. By writing this letter, I strongly feel I am taking advantage of the information I have about you and I am sure you will feel that I have dipped below your expectation and belief in me as a doctor.”May I have the honour of inviting you for an afternoon coffee or tea in a place of your choice?”Mr Kitching added: “Her home address had been typed on to the envelope and she noticed it had been franked with the hospital’s franking machine. But the post mark was Tyneside so it had been sent from a different part of the country.”The envelope itself identified the doctor and she noted her surname was incorrect but it was sent to the correct address. She described her feelings on reading the letter, she described how shocked she was when she began to read the letter and started to experience a feeling of panic.”Initially she was not sure who had written the letter or which of the doctor’s she had seen but on closer reading it was clear it was from the doctor who had carried out the colonoscopy procedure on her.”She described realising he would be in possession of information as being a horrible feeling. She spoke to family members, including her brother, who suggested she contact police which she did.”After they took a copy of the letter they said they would contact the hospital and make further enquiries. The police told her no criminal offence had been committed and advised her to contact the GMC.”The patient in her statement describes being contacted by the hospital with details of a follow up appointment. She says she went – although she was somewhat reluctant. That appointment ran smoothly and she was discharged from the care of the hospital.”She was a vulnerable woman and was suffering from anxiety and depression. She says on top of the violation she suffered a relapse of her symptoms. She now feels a lack of trust to be able to place in doctors generally. “Amaragiri, who was not the MPTS hearing, insisted he had not taken advantage of Patient A and described his letter to her as a “moment of madness and an indiscreet, irrational action”.In letters to the GMC, he said: “I was never physically attracted to her, it was a moment of emotional awareness. Not only is this extremely disturbing but distasteful to read. I never had or have any intention of causing any hurt in any manner. I did invite her for a social drink and I acknowledge this was a mistake.”I reassure you I’ve not taken advantage of my position as Patient A’s surgeon. My letter can be interpreted in many ways, yes I did confess I did have feelings but these were pure from my heart. I sincerely regret this event happened and it’s sad that my letter has been interpreted so cheaply.”The hearing continues. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. She was a vulnerable woman and was suffering from anxiety and depression. She says on top of the violation she suffered a relapse of her symptomsRobin Kitching, for the GMC A surgeon wrote a love letter to a woman he was treating for a stomach complaint in which he claimed she had “twanged some distant cord which had laid dormant” in him for many years, a tribunal heard.Dr Sachiendra Amaragiri, 59, put pen to paper claiming the patient had induced “unusually extraordinary tender feelings” in his “emotional setting” just five weeks after he performed an invasive procedure upon her at a hospital.In his letter, the infatuated consultant – who is an expert on bowel conditions – invited the woman for afternoon tea claiming she held a “power” over him and adding: “My feelings and my emotions have taken the better of my logical rational reasoning.” But police were called in after the patient – who suffers from an anxiety and depression – was shocked to receive the letter after it was posted to her.She was said to have “experienced a feeling of panic” claimed she felt “violated” and described the “horrible feeling” she had when she realised the surgeon had acquired details of her home address.The envelope had been franked with the hospital’s franking machine but it had posted near the post mark was near the doctor’s home in Consett, Co Durham. Officers investigated but said no criminal offences had been committed and the woman complained to the General Medical Council.The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service was told the incident occurred after the woman known as Patient A was admitted to the Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley, in the West Midlands in July 2015 with stomach related issues.She was referred to Dr Amaragiri and the following September underwent a colonoscopy, which is the passing of a camera into the patient’s bowel.last_img read more

BBE to bring mine ventilation expertise to Canada with new location

first_imgFounded in 1989 BBE Consulting, the global supplier of solutions and engineering in mine ventilation and bulk air conditioning, is now expanding its international footprint to Canada. BBE “works alongside mining clients in all sectors to find project-specific solutions by offering an integrated approach to ventilation, bulk air conditioning, refrigeration and chilled water reticulation from conceptual ventilation and heat load analysis through to detail engineering and procurement management.”The Canadian office, located in Sudbury Ontario, will be supported by over 100 engineers from established BBE offices in South Africa and Australia. BBE Canada will be headed by Dr Stephen Hardcastle, previously Senior Scientist with Natural Resources Canada and head of CanmetMINING’s Mine Ventilation Research team. Dr Hardcastle has over 30 years mining experience and has worked with the majority of Canadian mining companies over the last three decades focusing on making mines more energy efficient while maintaining or improving health and safety for mine workers.Opening in February 2016, the office will provide the full range of BBE core services including mine ventilation planning; main fan, refrigeration and air cooler design and detail engineering; together with occupational health services and training.last_img read more

Heres What Happened Today Wednesday

first_imgA Palestinian student walks in front of a mural depicting the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. Test results released today showed that Arafat was poisoned with radioactive polonium when he died in 2004. Pic: Bernat Armangue/AP Images.IRISHTaoiseach Enda Kenny insisted patient safety is an ‘absolute priority‘ when questioned about a letter sent by hospital chiefs warning about cuts to the health service.Despite rejecting a new deal, SIPTU Dublin Bus drivers have voted against industrial action.Sinn Féin revealed that the party was anonymously given new Anglo Tapes which they have passed onto gardaí.Irish viewers are to get a new TV station in 2015, ‘UTV Ireland’.Australian media have named the woman found outside the GPO as 25-year-old Samantha Azzopardi. Irish soldiers in Syria’s Golan Heights region were caught in the crossfire of a gun battle this morning.419 planned searches, 89 arrests and five European arrest warrants. Gardaí’s Operation Wireless over the past 24 hours.Secondary students miss an average of 13 days of school every year according to a report.Nine businesses were closed in October for breaches of food safety rules. All but three have had the orders lifted since.One million Irish people now have now joined recruitment social network LinkedIn. 10 per cent live abroad however.WORLD#MIDDLE-EAST: Former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was poisoned with the radioactive substance polonium according to Swiss scientists who have carried out tests on his body.#WINNING: Martin Walsh, the son of Irish emigrants who left Connemara in the 1950s, has been elected mayor of Boston.#PUSSY RIOT: Jailed member of the Russian protest group Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, who was feared missing, is on her way to a new penal colony in Siberia according to her husband.INNOVATIONIn a landmark ruling, a French court today Google to prevent its search engine from providing links to images of a sadomasochistic orgy involving former Formula One boss Max Mosley.You may have noticed a heap of changes to Twitter over the past week, but did the redesign work?  [Buzzfeed]PARTING SHOTTom McDermott sent us in this photo of his half-lab, half-retriever Tayto at sunset. Both he and the sky look wonderful, we think so anyway.last_img read more

The 9 at 9 Thursday

first_imgEVERY MORNING TheJournal.ie brings you the nine stories you need to know a little before 9am.1. #GAZA: The Seanad will cut its summer break short today to debate the conflict in Gaza as well as the situation in Ukraine.2. #ANGLO: Two former Anglo directors are due to be sentenced today after being convicted of giving illegal loans to ten customers.3. #INVESTIGATION: A post-mortem will take place on the body of a man found in Meath yesterday. His shooting is believed to have been a gangland killing.4. #BREACH: Sensitive medical information, including details of patients’ miscarriages, were found by children near a former health centre in Belfast that was demolished to make way for social housing, The Irish News reports.5. #PRISON: Former junior minister Ivor Callely’s transfer from Mountjoy to Wheatfield has been suspended after an examination by a psychiatrist, the Irish Daily Star reports.6. #LAW SUIT: The House of Representatives in the US is suing Barack Obama over the delay of Obamacare’s employer mandate.7. #ORPHAN: A baby delivered in Gaza from the body of her dead mother after an Israeli airstrike is said to have died.8. #KICKED OFF: There were violent scenes at a schoolboy football tournament held in Northern Ireland last night which saw one player kick another in the head.9. #REMEMBER: A Cross of Sacrifice will be unveiled at Glasnevin Cemetery today by Michael D Higgins to honour Irish people who died in World War I, RTÉ reports.last_img read more

Former Premier says 2016 too important to miss joined call for last

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Thorne, QC maintains SIPT Trial is political vendetta Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 01 Dec 2015 – The independent drives to get applicants for the voter register did much to boost momentum and drew hundreds of voters to various sites around the country. Although the Elections Supervisor, Dudley Lewis distanced his office from being directly linked to the groups, he did admit that a lack of manpower kept him and his team in their offices in Provo and Grand Turk. Among those speaking up on the push to get new voters on the electors list were former Premier Michael Misick and political pundit, Shaun Malcolm.Michael Misick, former Premier: “The next election is going to be a very important election; it is an election that is going to determine the way the future of our country goes. So if you have interest in education, development, infrastructure, youth development, health care – all of these things are important to the growth of our country and apart of nation building. Also self- determination; we’ve had the Arab Spring and now it is time to have the Turks and Caicos Summer.”Shaun Malcolm, Radio show host: “It is important that you register to vote; you cannot do anything if you are not registered!” Related Items:2016 general elections, dudley lewis, michael misick, shaun malcolm SIPT Opening Statement brings anticipation for evidence, Proceedings resume today Amendments will mean less time at polls, next TCI General Electionlast_img read more

Cabrillo National Monument remains closed amid government shutdown

first_img Posted: January 7, 2019 Cabrillo National Monument remains closed amid government shutdown , January 7, 2019center_img 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 SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – We’re entering the third week of the government shut down, and some of the national parks that left their gates open can feel it.They’re understaffed, so they’re finding trash on the ground and vandalism, forcing some of our most beautiful treasures to close.The National Park Service says they’re going to start using entrance fee funds to get some people back to work and to protect the parks, but here in San Diego, the doors remain closed at the Cabrillo National Monument.Dozens of cars, joggers, and bikers planned a day at the Cabrillo National Monument to take in the fresh air, the rich history and the breathtaking views. Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Penton Acquires TUAutomotive

first_imgPenton has acquired TU-Automotive, a live event and digital media firm focused on the connected vehicle market, from FC Business Intelligence, the company announced today at CES 2016—the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Founded in 2002 and dedicated to one of the automotive industry’s fastest-growing segments, TU-Automotive provides in-depth analysis of new technologies like network-connected vehicles and automation on its website, as well as 13 annual live events across the globe—from Detroit and Las Vegas to London and Tokyo. A Penton spokesperson confirmed to Folio: that the company will launch a new website this spring focused on the impact of IoT in manufacturing and smart cities, as well as a live event later in the year targeting decision makers interested in implementing IoT solutions into their businesses. FC Business Intelligence was co-advised on the sale by independent investment banks JEGI and Clarity, headquartered in New York and London, respectively. Tech research firm Gartner predicts that more than 250 million vehicles will be network-connected by the year 2020, with the number of installed connectivity units jumping 67 percent over the next five years, says Penton. “IoT and connected devices are a major theme across Penton, impacting many of our industry sectors,” said Penton CEO David Keiselstein. “In 2016 we are launching a major IoT initiative to help companies break down the complexity. From sensors and platforms to data and security issues, we’ll cover best practices to help businesses grappling with this new wave of technology.” The acquisition aligns with Penton’s 2016 thematic initiative focused on the Internet of Things (IoT)—that is, everyday objects embedded with electronics allowing them to collect, communicate and react to data. The brand will join Penton’s ground transportation group, which is led by Sue Boehlke and encompasses brands such as American Trucker, Fleet Owner, and WardsAuto, among others.  “TU-Automotive offers the most respected, high profile platforms to expand Penton Ground Transportation’s reach beyond the United States into Europe, South America and Asia,” said Boehlke in an official statement. Said Gareth Ragg, TU-Automotive division director, “The acquisition is hugely exciting for the future of TU-Automotive. Penton has deep roots in the automotive industry and shares our visiion of a connected world where the vehicle plays a central role.” On the same day that Penton’s TU-Automotive acquisition was announced, WIRED launched a new vertical devoted entirely to transportation, citing “fundamental changes” in “how we move around the planet,” and referencing recent technological advances such as Audi’s self-driving car.last_img read more