In his first PBA finals, Slaughter faces former coach

first_imgNow, Slaughter is excited to hit the court for the Gin Kings as he plays his first championship series in the pro league.“It’s awesome. All of us were on board and we won last year, that felt great. But I’m really excited because not only just because I’m coming back, but also it’s my first time (in the Finals) in the PBA,” he said.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 shutoutSlaughter is no stranger to the bright lights, winning titles in his collegiate days in University of the Visayas and Ateneo.However, this time will be peculiar ss he will go up against his former Blue Eagle mentor Norman Black, who is now at the helm for Meralco. View comments MOST READ Read Next La Salle takes 4th UAAP table tennis crown; NU seizes men’s throne Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight The 6-foot-11 slotman admitted that it’s going to be weird, but he’s equally glad to see his former coach at this stage.“It just goes to show you what a great coach coach Norman is. Everywhere he’s gone, he is having a lot of success. I’ve learned a lot from him and now it will be interesting to go up against him,” he said.Asked if he sees it as a huge edge for Ginebra given his familiarity on Black’s system, Slaughter just said: “We’ll see when it comes to play. But if he forced me baseline and double from the baseline then I see that things haven’t changed much.”But more than anything,  Slaughter is motivated by this chance to be a major contributor for what could be his first title.“I’m just really excited, but we got to stay on an even keel. Hopefully, we’ll get this first game. Hopefully, we can repeat it this year because we want it so bad,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients center_img Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LATEST STORIES Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice PLAY LIST 01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice00:59Old rivals Fajardo, Slaughter finally face off in the PBA Finals02:11CJ Peralta assures fair decision on Marcos poll protest vs Robredo01:37Protesters 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 Games Greg Slaughter in his first game back since suffering an ACL injury 10 months ago. PBA IMAGESThis time last year, Greg Slaughter was raring for a chance to see action in the Finals as he helplessly nursed his torn ACL on his right knee.Though he wasn’t able to contribute, the Cebuano slotman was elated to see Ginebra end its eight-year title drought.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Abhijeet Gupta eying to defend title in Commonwealth Chess

first_imgNew Delhi, Jun 30 (PTI) Grandmaster and defending champion Abhijeet Gupta will be vying for a hat-trick of titles when he opens his campaign at the Commonwealth Chess Championship, beginning here on Monday. To be inaugurated by Sports Minister Vijay Goel, the championship has over 550 registered players in various categories spanning from under-8 till open. At the last count, there are 16 Grandmasters and 13 International Masters in the fray apart from five more Woman Grandmasters. The open section will be really strong this time with over 50 titled players out of around 120 participants. The event will provide ample opportunities for the norm seekers from the host country. The women challenge will be spearheaded by defending champion Tania Sachdev but she is expected to get stiff resistance from the likes of national champion Padmini Rout. Players from 15 countries including some from South Africa and Kenya have registered for the nine-day long event that will decide the medallists of this years championship. This is the first time ever that the championships will be played in 15 different categories. While the Indian players are likely to dominate there is stiff challenge coming from Bangladesh in the open section wherein they have fielded as many as four Grandmasters. The ride for Abhijeet will not be easier than the last year when the Indian had annexed the crown in Sri Lanka. The local challenge from Delhi will also come from Vaibhav Suri and Sahaj Grover, who are both young Grandmasters. The championships carry a total prize fund of Rs 10 lacs. The championships will be played for a maximum of nine rounds. Alongside the championships the first ever media tournament in Delhi will also be organised. PTI SSC SSCadvertisementlast_img read more

Chennaiyin FC launches 3 youth teams

first_imgChennai, Aug 28 (PTI) ISL team Chennaiyin FC has launched teams in three age groups ? Under-13, 15 and 18 to compete in the respective national youth leagues and other tournaments. Chennaiyin will be competing in the three national youth leagues (U-13, U15 & U-18) conducted by the AIFF from this year besides taking part in various other tournaments in those three age groups, said a press note here. “It is a very exciting moment for the club as we launch our three age group teams and fittingly it is happening on the clubs third anniversary. This is another step forward in matching the best practices of the sport of creating a pyramid beneath the senior team to not only create a continuous supply of talent from within the club but also give some of the best talent of Tamil Nadu and other parts of the country a platform to launch their football careers,” Chennaiyin FC co-owners said in a joint statement. Sabir Pasha, technical director of Chennaiyin FC?s youth development said “Since its inception the club has done a great job in grassroots by reaching out to thousands of budding footballers in Tamil Nadu.” “However the time had come to go to the next level by starting fully functional teams in three age groups which will not only start the process of having a proper structure for the talent to flourish within the club but also give everybody involved with grassroots further incentive as boys would get to play competitive matches from a very young age.” To start with the Chennaiyin FC U-13 and U-15 teams will only comprise boys from Tamil Nadu. The majority of the U-18 team will also be from Tamil Nadu but there will be a few players from other regions also. PTI SSTRK RCadvertisementlast_img read more

Best bowling attack will win you the World Cup 2019: Nasser Hussain

first_imgEleven former cricketers turned up on one stage for India Today Cricket Conclave ‘Salaam Cricket 2019’ today (June 2) at the iconic Lord’s stadium in London. Sir Vivian Richards, Michael Clarke and Nasser Hussain who were amongst them wondered at how far the game of cricket has come since their playing time.The unanimous opinion amongst them was that it has gone more and more in favour of batsmen while putting the bowlers at a disadvantage. Two new balls and heavier bats have put bowlers on the brink, feels Hussain, the former England captain.”The game has gone too far in favour of the batsmen. One-day cricket should slightly favour them but in the last couple of years, every law has been changed to favour the batsmen. Credit must go to the batsmen no doubt, every nation has good and powerful batsmen. But I still believe the best bowling attack will win you the World Cup. Already in this tournament, we have seen a green pitch, a bouncy pitch and a flat pitch. It’s not just about the batsmen, a team with the balance bowling attack will be very hard to beat,” said Hussain.Michael Clarke”Captains are using the spinners are an attacking option. Spin will play a big part in this World Cup. We have seen when the wicket suited the fast bowlers in the game between Australia and Afghanistan, the batters went after leg-spinner Adam Zampa.”Viv Richards”Bowlers should be given an equal opportunity like batsmen themselves. When I see a 65-yard six hit off a top edge, it makes me think it’s a batsman’s game”.advertisementWasim Akram on CWC 19 being different from previous World Cups”Obviously, it’s getting bigger and bigger. I think the preparation, staff and skill levels have gone higher. Fielding especially has improved immensely over the years.”Also Read | Sourav Ganguly changed India into a ruthless ODI team, says Nasser HussainAlso Read | India will be under pressure, Pakistan have nothing to lose in World Cup: Harbhajan Singhlast_img read more

Wimbledon 2019: Dominic Thiem knocked out after shock 1st-round defeat to Sam Querrey

first_imgSam Querrey of the United States took the last nine games and upset No. 5 seed Dominic Thiem 6-7 (4), 7-6 (1), 6-3, 6-0 to make the French Open runner-up the third top-10 man already gone in Wimbledon’s first round.The 65th-ranked Querrey was one point from falling into a two-set deficit while serving down 5-4 in the second. But he held on there and then took a lead by getting his initial break of the match in the third set.Thiem has lost to Rafael Nadal in the final at Roland Garros each of the past two years. He is a lot less comfortable on grass: This was the Austrian’s third first-round exit in six appearances at Wimbledon.He joined No. 6 seed Alexander Zverev and No. 7 Stefanos Tsitsipas on the sideline after they each lost a day earlier.Querrey’s only Grand Slam semifinal appearance came at the All England Club in 2017 after a victory over defending champion Andy Murray. Querrey defeated Novak Djokovic a year earlier at Wimbledon.Also Read | Wimbledon 2019: Cori Gauff ready to prove that win over Venus Williams was not one-offAlso See:last_img read more

10 months agoTottenham boss Pochettino: No need to prioritise competitions

first_imgTottenham boss Pochettino: No need to prioritise competitionsby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says they won’t prioritise competitions this season.Their current run of four successive victories equals their best of the campaign and their manager is keen for them to avoid any slip-ups which may interfere with that, starting at home to Bournemouth today.”Two seasons ago when we were fighting with Leicester we went to the end but the gap was so big (they finished 11 points behind in third),” he said.”It wasn’t enough. Now we are close but we need to be cautious, go step-by-step, game-by-game.”We need to be conscious about that, we need to fight a lot, and there is still a long way for work and to be consistent.”Being involved in four competitions will be tough but we are going to try.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Senate report calls for review of 2 cap inclusion of Metis and

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science, and Technology is recommending that Prime Minister Stephen Harper review the 2% funding cap on First Nations education, and expand education funding to include Metis and non-status Indians.Their report is called “Opening the Door: Reducing Barriers to Post-Secondary Education in Canada”. The committee’s chair, Sen. Kelvin Ogilvie, says that these problems “are kinda obvious to deal with, but it seems a lot of these things are not occurring”.APTN National News reporter Annette Francis sat down with Ogilvie, as well as Metis National Council president Clem Chartier and Liberal Aboriginal Affairs critic Carolyn Bennett, to talk about the report.last_img read more

Return of cultural treasures discussed at UNbacked conference

17 March 2008The return of the Stone Birds of Great Zimbabwe, the Axum Obelisk of Ethiopia and a ceremonial mask of the Kwakwaka’wakw people of Canada are among recent examples of successful restitution of cultural property to be discussed at a United Nations-backed conference opening today. Attending the two-day event in Athens, Greece, co-organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and the Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Hellenic Ministry of Culture, will be lawyers, museum professionals, archaeologists, academics and cultural property experts. Participants will exchange experiences and cover ethical and legal aspects of the issue, along with the topics of mediation and diplomacy, display sites and cultural context of artefacts and international cooperation and research, UNESCO said.Discussions will also take place on ways to strengthen the action of the Intergovernmental Committee for Promoting the Return of Cultural Property to its Countries of Origin or its Restitution in case of Illicit Appropriation. Established by UNESCO in 1978, the Intergovernmental Committee, a strictly advisory body, is composed of 22 elected member states. It establishes forums for debate and offers non-legally binding recommendations. read more

UN human rights experts to study more than 350 cases of enforced

4 July 2011The United Nations human rights experts tasked with helping families determine what happened to their relatives who have disappeared will this week review more than 350 cases of enforced disappearances around the world. The five-member UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances, set up in 1980, is mandated to assist the relatives of disappeared persons by ascertaining their fate and whereabouts, as well as act as a conduit between the families and the governments concerned.During its current session, which began today and runs until Friday, the working group will hold meetings with government delegations, civil society representatives and relatives of disappeared persons to exchange views on both individual cases and the broader phenomenon of enforced disappearances.This week the group expects to review more than 350 cases, including recently submitted information on previously accepted cases, and other communications concerning more than 40 countries.The working group’s chair-rapporteur is Jeremy Sarkin of South Africa, and the other members are: Ariel Dulitzky (Argentina), Jasminka Dzumhur (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Osman El-Hajjé (Lebanon) and Olivier de Frouville (France). read more

No consensus on India parliament resolution

“We have recently rejected Pakistan parliament resolution on Afzal Guru. How can we do the same to a friendly neighbour.At the UNHCR, India should do what is in the national interest and interst of Tamils of Lanka,” said SP leader Rewati Raman Singh while emerging from the meeting convened by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath. The all-party meeting convened by government to explore the possibility of Parliament adopting a resolution against Sri Lanka on Wednesday night saw most parties opposing such a move, leaving no scope for it.Sources said as most of the parties were not in favour, the idea is as good as given up. “We are with Lankan Tamils but there is no need for a resolution by Parliament as Lanka is the only country which stood with us during the 1962 China war. JD(U) Sharad Yadav also echoed similar views at the meeting where he is understood to have questioned the logic of adopting a resolution against a sovereign nation.He is believed to have told the meeting that if India has to provide relief to Sri Lankan Tamils, it should do so without antagonising the host country, sources said.Nath said the meeting was “inconclusive”. He said the meeting had been called to end the impasse in Parliament over the Lankan Tamil issue but “it has not produced any results”. DMK, which withdrew from the government yesterday, had demanded that government should get a resolution passed by Parliament against Sri Lanka.Swaraj said the government had told the Opposition that it wanted to hold the meeting to end the impasse in Parliament over Sri Lanka.“We had never created the impasse. The impasse is between government and DMK and it is for them to sit together and resolve it,” she said. Samajwadi Party, which supports the government from outside, said Sri Lanka is a friendly country and the Parliament should not pass a resolution against it. Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj questioned why all parties had been called for the meeting to discuss an issue which strictly is between the government and DMK. CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta said the issue was between the government and DMK to settle.Though the DMK withdrew support to the UPA and its ministers in the Manmohan Singh Cabinet resigned on Wednesday, the government has decided to go ahead with the proposed resolution in Parliament on the Sri Lanka issue.Minister of state for parliamentary affairs Rajeev Shukla said an all-party meeting has been convened this evening to discuss the resolution. There are differences between parties on the wording of the resolution with DMK and AIADMK demanding that the term “genocide” be include while condemning the atrocities against Tamils of Sri Lanka during the recent civil war.Earlier on the day, the government announced that it will also move amendments to the resolution on Sri Lanka at UNHRC to send a “resolute message” on that country’s human rights issue.Refusing to be on the back foot despite DMK’s withdrawal, the government on Wednesday asserted that it is “absolutely stable” and “not lame duck” amid BSP’s promise to stand by the UPA even as SP kept it guessing.The government also said India will move amendments to the US-piloted resolution on Sri Lanka at UNHRC to send a “resolute message” on that country’s human rights and was working to bring a resolution to be adopted by Parliament here, the two demands set by DMK.Stressing that India wanted the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council to adopt a “strong” resolution on Sri Lanka, finance minister P Chidambaram said India will move amendments to the draft to send a “resolute message” to that country on alleged human rights violations of Tamils and “goad” it to have an independent inquiry, a key demand of the DMK.Chidambaram also dismissed allegations that India had sought dilution of the strongly-worded resolution by the US, saying it was an absolute “canard”.He had also said DMK’s demand for a resolution to be adopted by Parliament on Sri Lankan Tamils issue was in the process of consultations with other parties.DMK, UPA’s second biggest constituent with 18 Lok Sabha MPs, quit the alliance yesterday.Chidambaram claimed that the DMK was aware of the government’s position on the issue but had changed its position between night of March 18 and morning of March 19.“We are not aware of the reasons why the DMK changed its position between the night of March 18 and the morning of March 19,” Chidambaram said, while noting that DMK supremo M Karunanidhi had said the party would reconsider decision to withdraw support if Parliament adopts a resolution before the end of current sittings on March 22.DMK ally VCK, with one member in Lok Sabha, also quit UPA. With the exit of DMK and VCK, UPA is left with the support of 284 members in the 543-member House.Chidambaram and Kamal Nath rejected any impression that the government has become “weak” after DMK’s pullout.“The government is neither lame, nor duck. It is not lame duck. We are absolutely, absolutely stable. If there is any test, it is on the floor of the House. But no political party has come out to challenge our majority,” Nath, the parliamentary affairs minister, told the press conference.Chidambaram, while acknowledging “challenges” in running a coalition government, said, “it is our duty to steer the ship through the maelstrom and our hands are firmly on the wheel.”Putting up a brave front, Chidambaram said, “Just because one ally pulled out, the government has not become weak… There is no political instability or political uncertainty… Nobody has questioned our stability except for few voices in the media.”Asked whether the government will test its stability by going in for confidence vote, he said, “The question does not arise as we have the majority.”DMK made it clear that it has no intention to bring any no-confidence motion. (Hindustan Times) read more

Indias financial aid to Sri Lanka sees a decline

India’s development assistance to Sri Lanka was cut significantly in 2016-2017, the Press Trust of India reported.As per data presented to the Lok Sabha by Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh, India had given Rs. 499 crore and Rs. 403 crore to Colombo in 2014-15 and 2015-16 respectively but the amount in the previous fiscal (till March 27) was only Rs. 73 crore. To a specific query on whether relations with neighbouring countries have strained due to the slash in aid, the minister claimed there is no cut as such. Singh said India had given a total of Rs. 2,985 crore to Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Myanmar and Afghanistan in 2016-17 while the amount in 2015-16 was Rs. Rs. 7290 and in 2014-15, it was Rs. 6249. “However, the actual disbursement varies from year to year as per progress/actual need basis of various projects in the relevant year,” he said.To a separate question, he said India has committed to provide Rs. 4,500 crores to Bhutan during the country’s 11th Five Year Plan from 2013-18. Asked whether India’s strategic investments in the region are comparable to investments made by China, Mr Singh refused to make any comparison.“India’s investments and development projects are based on the priorities of India and the country concerned and these stand firmly on their own,” he said.The minister said India’s aid to these countries cannot be compared to investments made by any other country including China. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Birth tourism in Canada makes staggering jump in 201819 up 13 from

More pregnant moms from around the world than ever before are popping into Canada to have their child.Birth tourism, which involves foreigners visiting Canada to have their child born here so it will gain instant citizenship, has gone through the roof in the past year, going up a whopping 13%, according to a report by CTV News.And the increase in birth tourism — pregnant women posing as tourists — is becoming a national issue, according to one medical professional.“This is going to be an issue Canadians are going to have to discuss,” Dr. Fiona Mattatal, a Calgary-based obstetrician and gynecologist, told CTV News. “Our system is not built to provide services (for) people (from) out of the country. I’m worried as someone in the health-care system, we are already dealing with cutbacks.“(Birth tourism) is causing strain in the system, and we are helpless to do anything about it.”Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.The double-digit increase in non-resident births was discovered in data collected by the Canadian Institute for Health Information from hospitals across Canada, with the exception of Quebec. In the year ending March 2019, 4,099 non-resident births were recorded, more than triple the number (1,354) from 2010 and 13% more than the previous year.Some of those births can be attributed to foreign students and non-residents in Canada for work reasons but Andrew Griffith, a fellow at the Environics Institute and the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, believes the majority involve birth tourism.“It’s going up faster than immigration rates, faster than the overall population of Canada,”  Griffith said in an interview with CTV News. “The laws were never intended for people to fly in and fly out.”Canada is one of the few first-world countries to offer unconditional citizenship to children born here. Immigration brokers advertise that loophole in Canadian law, noting that citizens can get free education and travel here without a visa, in addition to sponsoring their parents to come here.The CIHI data shows hospitals in Ontario and B.C. had the most non-resident births.Richmond Hospital in B.C. had the most in 2018-19, recording 454 non-resident births during that time. That accounted for 23% of all births at the hospital.Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital in Richmond Hill, Ont., Birchmount Hospital in Toronto and St. Paul’s and Mount St. Joseph Hospital in Vancouver were also in the top 10. read more

Oil above 103 a barrel boosted by US data on unemployment and

by The Associated Press Posted Sep 26, 2013 5:02 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Oil above $103 a barrel, boosted by US data on unemployment and growth NEW YORK, N.Y. – The price of oil rose for the first time in six days Thursday on upbeat news about the U.S. economy.Benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude for November delivery gained 37 cents to close at US$103.03 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Oil had dropped $5.41, or five per cent, over the five previous trading sessions.Oil prices rose as data showed that the number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell 5,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 305,000, the second-lowest level in six years. The U.S. economy, meanwhile, was confirmed to have grown an annualized 2.5 per cent rate in the April-June period.Oil has fallen nearly seven per cent since closing at a two-year high of US$110.53 on Sept. 6. Since then, diplomatic efforts have averted a U.S. military strike against Syria, and tense relations between the U.S. and Iran have shown signs of a thaw. As a result, the market has removed the so-called political risk premium from the price of oil. Some analysts put this premium at about $5 to $6 a barrel.Brent crude, the benchmark for international crudes used by many U.S. refineries, rose 89 cents to US$109.21 a barrel on the ICE Futures exchange in London.In other energy futures trading on Nymex, wholesale gasoline rose three cents to US$2.71 a U.S. gallon (3.79 litres), heating oil rose three cents to US$3 a gallon and natural gas rose one cent to US$3.50 per 1,000 cubic feet.(TSX:ECA), (TSX:IMO), (TSX:SU), (TSX:HSE), (NYSE:BP), (NYSE:COP), (NYSE:XOM), (NYSE:CVX), (TSX:CNQ), (TSX:TLM), (TSX:COS.UN), (TSX:CVE) read more

From celebrity endorsements to branded logos the marijuana industry trying to build

From celebrity endorsements to branded logos, the marijuana industry trying to build brands DENVER – Snoop Dogg has his own line of marijuana. So does Willie Nelson. Melissa Etheridge has a marijuana-infused wine.As the fast-growing marijuana industry emerges from the black market and starts looking like a mainstream industry, there’s a scramble to brand and trademark pot products.The celebrity endorsements are just the latest attempt to add cachet to a line of weed. Snoop Dogg calls his eight strains of weed “Dank From the Doggfather Himself.” Nelson’s yet-to-be-released line says the pot is “born of the awed memories of musicians who visited Willie’s bus after a show.”The pot industry’s makeshift branding efforts, from celebrity names on boxes of weed to the many weed-themed T-shirts and stickers common in towns with a legal marijuana market, show the industry taking halting steps toward the mainstream.Problem is, those weed brands aren’t much more substantial than the labels they’re printed on. Patents and trademarks are largely regulated by the federal government, which considers marijuana an illegal drug and therefore ineligible for any sort of legal protection.The result is a Wild West environment of marijuana entrepreneurs trying to stake claims and establish cross-state markets using a patchwork of state laws.Consumers have no way of knowing that celebrity-branded pot is any different than what they could get in a plastic baggie from a corner drug dealer.“You can’t go into federal court to get federal benefits if you’re a drug dealer,” said Sam Kamin, a University of Denver law professor who tracks marijuana law.That doesn’t mean that the pot business isn’t trying.Hundreds of marijuana-related patents have likely been requested from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, according to those who work in the industry. Exact numbers aren’t available because pending patent information isn’t public.So far, federal authorities have either ignored or rejected marijuana patent and trademark requests, as in the 2010 case of a California weed-delivery service that applied to trademark its name, “The Canny Bus.”“They haven’t issued a single patent yet. But generally speaking, there is broad agreement within the patent law community that they will,” said Eric Greenbaum, chief intellectual property officer for Vireo Health, which is seeking a patent for a strain of marijuana to treat seizures.Companies like Vireo are betting that if marijuana becomes legal nationally, they will be first in line to claim legal ownership of whichever type of marijuana they have already developed.Pot companies also are filing state-level trademarks, thereby avoiding the snag in a federal trademark application: the requirement that the mark is used in interstate commerce, which remains off-limits for pot companies.In Colorado, for example, there are nearly 700 trade names and 200 trademarks registered that include the word “marijuana” or a synonym, Kamin said.Pot producers also are claiming everything they can that doesn’t involve actual weed. So a marijuana company could trademark its logo or patent a process for packaging something, without mentioning that the “something” is marijuana.The marijuana industry certainly has been on the receiving end of legal threats from other companies that do have trademark and patent protection. Cease-and-desist letters aren’t uncommon in the mailboxes of marijuana companies, whether it’s for making a candy that looks like a non-intoxicating brand or for selling a type of pot that includes a trademarked word or phrase in its name.The Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., for example, says it has sent dozens of cease-and-desist letters to those selling a popular strain of pot known as Girl Scout Cookies or another called Thin Mints.“The use of our trademarks in connection with drugs tarnishes the Girl Scouts name,” the organization says in the letter it has sent to pot sellers primarily in California, Colorado and Washington.Last year, Hershey Co. sued two marijuana companies in Colorado and Washington for selling “Reefer’s” peanut butter cups and “Dabby Patty” candies, which resembled Hershey’s Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and York peppermint patties. Both pot companies agreed to stop selling the products and destroy any remaining inventory.But the industry can’t use those same laws to protect its own brands.“We’re in a new industry, where the benefits of federal protection aren’t open to us,” said John Lord, CEO of LivWell, a 10-store chain of Colorado marijuana shops that recently entered an agreement to sell Leafs By Snoop, the entertainer’s new line of marijuana.LivWell grows the Snoop pot alongside many other strains but charges up to $175 more an ounce for the rapper’s brand, which is sold from behind a glittery in-store display.“Brand differentiation is the normal progression of events,” said Lord, who wouldn’t share sales figures on the Snoop pot but says its performance has been “outstanding.”“Consumers will see more and more of this in the future.”___Kristen Wyatt can be reached at by Kristen Wyatt, The Associated Press Posted Dec 30, 2015 9:55 pm MDT Last Updated Dec 30, 2015 at 10:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Womens Gymnastics Ohio State captures first win of the season in homeopener

OSU gymnastics team celebrates senior Kaitlyn Hofland, who earned a career high of 9.925 on uneven parallel bars during 2018 season premiere after recovery from shoulder surgery. She competed against Minnesota and Illinois State Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 at St. John Arena. Credit: Megan Russell | Senior Lantern ReporterThe Ohio State women’s gymnastics team (1-3) seized its first win of the season during its home-opener at St. John Arena against Minnesota and Illinois State Saturday after losing its first three meets of the season on the road. The Buckeyes posted a season-high point total of 196.775, while garnering seven other podium appearances, nine new personal record scores, and three season-best event finishes. Minnesota finished in second with a 195.775 score and Illinois State finishing in third with a 190.875 mark. “This is the meet I’ve been waiting for,” head coach Meredith Paulicivic said. “It’s great to be in St John, it helps that we have already been in here, and [the team] just did their gymnastics tonight. So it was amazing. I’m super happy for them, because that’s what they’re capable of.”In their first event of the night, the Buckeyes posted a season-high 49.075 mark to take the gold on vault. Sophomore Olivia Aepli finished in the top slot with a career-best score of 9.900 while Mattern finished in second with a 9.875 tally. Freshman Morgan Lowe recorded a personal-best 9.850 mark to finish tied at No. 3 with Minnesota’s Lexy Ramler.Also during the first rotation, Illinois State posted a 46.850 score on balance beam while Minnesota scored 48.375 on uneven parallel bars.On its second rotation, Ohio State earned a 98.400 tally on uneven parallel bars to seal another first-place finish. After receiving clearance for competition before the meet, senior Kaitlyn Hofland made her 2018 season premiere on bars. Hofland delivered for her team, garnering a 9.925 score, to take second for the event. “It felt like it was a long wait, but it was worth it waiting to be home first,” Hofland said. “That was my career high, and it was so fun to have that at home.”Freshman Jenna Swartzentruber also set a career high with a 9.900 mark on bars, tying for third place with Ramler. The Buckeyes held first place with a running total of 98.400 midway through the meet, while Minnesota trailed at 97.125 after its second rotation on balance beam. Illinois State sat in third with a 95.575 running score after its performance on floor exercise. Ohio State continued on balance beam with a score of 48.800. Lowe scored a team-high 9.800 to take fifth in the event.Illinois State, dealing with an injury to Kylie Meyer, scored only 47.550 on its third rotation on vault. Minnesota received a 49.550 on floor exercise in its third performance.The Buckeyes closed the meet on the floor with their best collective performance of the night. Almost finishing with a complete 9.900 score-range slate, Ohio State had five athletes earn career-high scores. “I have seen a ton of improvement in their gymnastics,” Paulicivic said. “I said that at the beginning of the year, we hadn’t seen it out on the floor. I finally feel like all the lines and the things they’ve been working on are coming together.”Junior Jamie Stone earned a 9.950 tally to tie for first place with Ramler, while Mattern tied for third alongside Minnesota’s Ona Loper with a 9.925 finish. Mattern scored a season-high 39.375, earning her second place in the all-around competition, while Swartzentruber trailed with a career-best 39.225 score to take bronze. Ramler finished took home the gold at 39.600.“Tonight was one of the most incredible things I have been a part of here at Ohio State,” Mattern said. “There was so much energy, so much positivity, just good vibes all throughout.”Ohio State will be on the road again to compete against Rutgers in Piscataway, New Jersey, at 7 p.m. Feb 3. read more

CPL 2017 Warriors Captain Guptill replaced by fellow New Zealander Ronchi

The Guyana Amazon Warriors have replaced their Captain and opening batsman, Martin Guptill with fellow ‘New Zealander,’ wicket-keeper/ batsman, Luke Ronchi for the remainder of the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) tournament.Luke RonchiAccording to Warriors Media/ Marketing Officer and Assistant Operations Manager John Ramsingh, unfortunately, Guptill has to return to New Zealand because of an important family health matter and as such the Guyana Amazon Warriors team will be without their appointed Captain for the rest of the 2017 Hero CPL.Ronchi has just completed his stint in the Natwest T20 Blast in England where he played with Leicestershire and is currently one of the top ten run scorers in the League with 429 runs at a strike rate of 180.25.Martin GuptillOmar Khan, Operations Manager of the Guyana Amazon Warriors said: “it’s unfortunate and hugely disappointing to lose Martin at this stage of the Tournament but we empathize with his situation and he has our full support as he returns home to his family. We welcome Luke to the Guyana Amazon Warriors family and his wealth of experience and explosive batting in this format will certainly be an asset to our team.”A Press Conference with Head Coach Roger Harper and Operations Manager Khan is scheduled to be held on Friday at the Guyana National Stadium, after the Warriors complete their final practice session, to announce the appointment of the team’s new captain.Guptill who scored 142 runs from seven innings was in his fourth year with the Guyana Amazon Warriors.The Guyana Amazon Warriors have a viable shot of making it to the play-offs and will face the Barbados Tridents on Tuesday August, 29, at the Kensington Oval Stadium.The 2017 tournament will run from 4 August – 9 September 2017.Guyana Amazon Warriors Full Squad:Rayad EmritSohail TanveerChadwick WaltonRashid KhanJason MohammedSteven TaylorVeerasammy PermaulRoshon PrimusGajanand SinghAssad FudadinSteven JacobsKeon JosephSteven KatwarooKeemo PaulMuhammad Ali KhanLuke Ronchi Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedRonchi, a good addition to Warriors’ lineupMarch 7, 2018In “latest news”CPL Player Draft 2018: Malik, Delport, Tahir among Warriors’ top picksMarch 1, 2018In “latest news”Guptil retained by Guyana Amazon Warriors for CPL 2017March 9, 2017In “Sports” read more

EHF EURO 2012 Star of the Day 2″ – Gabor Csaszar

Great role has playmaker Gabor Csaszar in the Hungarian team against Russia 31:31, in front of fantastic fans in Novi Sad in the openning Round of Group C. That was recognized by the Hungarian, but also international fans, who voted for him fot the “Star od Day 2” of EHF EURO 2012 in Serbia. Second is Croatian goalkeeper, Mirko Alilovic, third one, hero of the Spanish win, Javier Hombrados. ← Previous Story EHF EURO 2012 (Round 2, Nis): Germans survived Macedonia Next Story → EURO 2012 (Round 2, C and D): Last second draw for Hungary! read more

Greek owned cafe caught in wrangle over city lease

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Popular Bourke Street cafe, Sweet Mama’s Cafe has been evicted from its Melbourne council owned premise to make way for large youth fashion chain, Globalize.The City of Melbourne is currently in the process of finalising the new lease arrangements with Globalize for the 225 Bourke Street ground level floor that housed Sweet Mama’s Cafe up until two weeks a fortnight ago.The decision comes off the back of a petition signed by thousands of loyal customers to save the eight year standing cafe.The council’s refusal to grant the cafe a lease has not been taken lightly by cafe owners George Mantizanidis and and Agyris Straseas, who will now seek $250,000 in compensation for the damages.“I feel very bitter because it’s the end of a great little business which we improved on and built a good little clientele since we started in 2002,” said Mantizanidis.“It has put a huge dint in our finances, and cost four staff, including myself and my business partner, our jobs.”It was inevitable that Sweet Mama’s Cafe would have to relocate its position as it occupied a disabled access area.However when Commonwealth Bank departed from the ground floor in 2008, Mantizanidis says that he was, “presented with plans basically asking us if we would like to take an area where Commonwealth Bank was.”Mantizanidis stayed on past the end of lease date and paid the extra rental costs (previously paid by the Commonwealth Bank) in the belief that Sweet Mama’s Cafe would be relocated.However much to his surprise on Christmas Eve 2009 he received an eviction notice.“I hired a tenant’s advocate who served them with an injunction and they backed off straight away because they knew they were in the wrong but it didn’t help me much because it only extended our stay for 4 months,” he said.“We’re out now and we have nothing to show for it. “According to the tenancy advocate Ange Kondos of The Lease Police, Melbourne City Council presented Sweet Mama’s Cafe with a Heads of Agreement offer to lease in late January which they (Sweet Mama’s Cafe) signed off on, however no dates were specified.“As soon as we filled in the dates to make them accountable and equitable to Sweet Mama’s, the council withdrew their offer,” he said.“It is clear that there are separate agendas…they can’t keep chopping and changing their minds and putting people on the street because of a third party.”A spokesperson for the City of Melbourne informed Neos Kosmos that the council The City of Melbourne did not at any stage confirm a new lease would be offered.“The City of Melbourne made an offer subject to some necessary conditions but Sweet Mama’s Cafe did not reply to the offer by the stipulated deadline,” she said.The council did not disclose the details of the offer when asked by Neos Kosmos.Victorian Civil and Adminstrative Tribunal (VCAT) proceedings have been filed and will commence within weeks.last_img read more

NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Part-Time Cashiers, Cooks, Grill Cooks, Pizza Makers at LaRosa’sPart-Time/Full-Time Counter/Register Help at Wilmington House of PizzaFull-Time Delivery Driver at J. Polep Distribution ServicesFull-Time Warehouse Associate at NAPA Auto PartsFull-Time Finance Manager at Skillville Corp.Full-Time Professional Driver & Mover at Xpress MoversPart-Time Package Handler at FedEx WarehouseFull-Time Benefits Representative at Serur AgenciesPart-Time Physical Therapist at Centra HealthcareFull-Time Analytical Mechanical Design Engineer at Solidus(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

Pattiseema water enters Krishna District

first_imgVijayawada: Pattiseema water entered in Krishna district on Tuesday. Former Minister and TDP national general secretary Nara Lokesh and former Water Resources Minister Devineni Uma visited the Patti Seema canal at Sitaramapuram in Krishna district. They welcomed the water and offer special pujas.The rank and file of TDP participated in the programme.last_img