Injuries to Pingoy, Ahanmisi bad news for Adamson

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Jarin takes blame for NU’s failed Final Four bid Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View commentscenter_img “That’s bad news for us,” said Falcons head coach Franz Pumaren.Ahanmisi injured his ankle early in the first half while Pingoy suffered his later in the game.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 shutoutPingoy landed on Jasper Parker’s foot and was helped off the floot with 5:22 left in the game.No timetable has been set for the two players. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Read Next QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Jerie Pingoy. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson could march into the Final Four missing two crucial guards in Jerie Pingoy and Jerrick Ahanmisi.Both players twisted their left ankles in Adamson’s final eliminations game in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum in a 71-54 loss to Far Eastern University.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Barfi trailer gets record hits on Youtube: Watch video

first_imgBarfi’s trailer was published on Youtube on July 2, 2012 by UTV Motion Pictures and so far, it has recorded 342,517 hits.To watch Barfi’s trailer, click here The 2.27-minute long fast-paced trailer on YouTube has no dialogues and shows Ranbir clowning around.What’s interesting is that Ranbir Kapoor’s character in the film doesn’t have a single dialogue, so the the trailer relies completely on the background score to highlight his performance.The two leading ladies of the film are Priyanka Chopra and southern siren Illeana D’Cruz. Priyanka, who plays a mentally challenged girl, sports short, curly hair and dowdy outfits in the film. She has gone completely de-glamorous to get into the skin of the character.Besides, Ranbir’s deaf and mute act in the film was appreciated so much that he is also trending on Twitter.last_img read more

Jonathan Allen Scores Touchdown On Fumble Return, Alabama’s 12th Non-Offensive Score Of Year

first_imgjonathan allen running into the end zoneTwitter/@MattRHintonAlabama’s defense and special teams score more often than some programs’ offenses. A Jonathan Allen touchdown is the latest non-offensive score.Defensive end Jonathan Allen picked up his second touchdown of the year on a fumble return, giving Alabama its 12th non-offensive touchdown of the season.Texas A&M had a high snap, and then the hand-off from Trevor Knight to Keith Ford was botched, in part due to a nice play by Ryan Anderson, and Allen was right there to scoop it up and take it to the house.You can always count on Alabama for a non-offensive TD #TAMUvsBAMA pic.twitter.com/xpoWxsizyE— Athlon Sports (@AthlonSports) October 22, 2016Ryan Anderson almost took the handoff. pic.twitter.com/BMCj6Im28Q— Matt Hinton (@MattRHinton) October 22, 2016Allen has been an absolute menace for the Crimson Tide this afternoon. Earlier in the game, he took flight to sack Aggies quarterback Trevor Knight, who is not finding his second career outing against Nick Saban’s club as fun as his first.Texas A&M took a 14-13 lead on a Knight to Christian Kirk touchdown early in the third quarter, but it has been all Crimson Tide since. Alabama now holds a 33-14 lead. After Allen’s touchdown, Alabama missed the two-point conversion. The Crimson Tide then forced a punt, and Jalen Hurts ran for a 37-yard touchdown on the third play of the ensuing Alabama drive. What looked like a close game may be turning into another Alabama rout.last_img read more

Listen Up, St. Patty’s Day Haters (And Lovers)

first_imgDo you find yourself feeling somewhat Grinch-eqsue around St. Patrick’s Day? Berating your shamrock-clad, toothy-grinned roommate for not knowing who Saint Patrick was, and for “not even being Irish?” Not to worry, we’ve got the cure to your green-day blues. Actually, we’ve got ten of them. Here are our favorite places around the nation to celebrate Ireland with the Irish (even if you aren’t), right up until the last drop. Green shirt or no green shirt, the whiskey is waiting.NortheastTavern at the End of the WorldCharlestown, MassachusettsSet just outside of Boston, Tavern is one of the city’s best-kept secrets. Large, mouth-watering plates of Irish classics like fish and chips, chicken curry, and bangers and mashed go great with a cold pint and the staff’s laid-back vibes.The Dead PoetNew York, New YorkThis Upper West Side pub prides itself on “a reputation for pouring one of the finest pints of Guinness in New York City…proudly served with a Shamrock.” Need we say more?An Beal Bocht CaféBronx, New YorkPerfect if you like a little art with your brews. This is a small neighborhood spot with poetry readings, music, and theater to go along with a homemade batch of beef stew.Down SouthO’Connell’s PubSavannah, GeorgiaTiny, Irish, authentic. Located in the city that hosts the biggest St. Patty’s day celebration outside of Dublin. Bartender Dan has become somewhat of a local favorite.The Idle RichDallas, TexasIrish owned and operated, the pub will be ready and waiting for you on March 17th with bagpipes, Irish dancers, and corned beef Reubens.MidwestThe Galway ArmsChicago, IllinoisA cozy pub outside of Lincoln Park where you’ll be greeted by Irish staff, a fireplace, and de-li-cious whiskey. Pass the Jameson.Paddy’s PubMilwaukee, WisconsinEverything you’re looking for in a true Irish establishment: warm atmosphere, awesome food, extensive beer and whiskey lists. If a heatwave happens to sweep through Milwaukee on the 17th, you might be able to grab a table in their fun, outdoor patio section. Inside or out, we’re betting the Smithwicks will taste just as good.WestKells Irish Restaurant and PubPortland, OregonWith the largest St. Patty’s Day festivities in the Northwest, Kells turns St. Patrick’s Day into an entire weekend event from Friday to Sunday. Scotch tasting classes, a private cigar room, boxing, and the highly-lauded menu make it a one-stop Irish extravaganza.Rosie McCaffrey’sPhoenix, ArizonaNamed for owner Seamus McCaffrey’s wife, Rosie’s is where die-hard Glasgow Celtic fans are among comrades. Award-winning fish and chips combined with the cead mile failte atmosphere call for a frothy St. Patty’s Day toast.The Plough and StarsSan Francisco, CaliforniaThe Plough’s down-to-earth company, live music and chatty bartenders will make you want to celebrate Irish culture more than once a year. SF Weekly calls it “congenial, courtly, somber, gregarious, witty, sentimental, surly, musical, poteen-fueled ambience…all of that in a beaker of brew.”Who exactly was Saint Patrick (you may still be wondering)? Shhh…drink your beer. The Best Whiskey Quotes of All Time Editors’ Recommendations The McMenamins Effect: How 2 Brothers Helped Start Beervana The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now 10 Best Whiskies for Irish Coffee How to Shave With a Straight Razor last_img read more

Senate President Extends Condolences to Earthquake and Hurricane Victims

first_img President of the Senate, Hon. Tom Tavares-Finson, has extended condolences to the Governments and citizens of regional countries that have been severely impacted by recent natural disasters. President of the Senate, Hon. Tom Tavares-Finson, has extended condolences to the Governments and citizens of regional countries that have been severely impacted by recent natural disasters.“Since we (Senate) last met, the Caribbean, and in particular our brethren in Dominica, have suffered tremendously (from) Hurricane Maria…(while) our brethren in Cuba (were affected by Hurricane Irma). Indeed, (other) Caribbean (states have) not fared so well because the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Puerto Rico have also suffered tremendous damage,” he said.Senator Tavares-Finson noted that the Government has reached out to the administrations and people of the affected territories, pointing out that “we are, of course, particularly concerned (about) Dominica and Prime Minister (Roosevelt) Skerrit, who is a friend of Jamaica.”“While we count our blessings, our neighbours have not been so lucky and, of course, we make mention of the Mexican earthquake and (acknowledge) that the damage and loss of lives could have been much more serious had the Mexicans not taken the threat of earthquakes very seriously, and practised regular earthquake drills (among other disaster preparedness measures),” he added.In this regard, the Senate President urged Jamaicans to be more proactive in their awareness of the potential danger and threats posed by hurricanes, earthquakes and other extreme natural occurrences, and in their overall approach to disaster preparedness.“We in Jamaica sort of skip along thinking that (these incidents) can’t happen here, ignoring our history (in the process). We certainly need to begin to look more closely at our disaster preparedness (and not) ignore it and (behave) as if nothing can happen,” he emphasized.Meanwhile, Government Senator Don Wehby, said the private sector was coordinating relief efforts for the affected countries and urged members not involved to support the endeavour. Senator Tavares-Finson noted that the Government has reached out to the administrations and people of the affected territories, pointing out that “we are, of course, particularly concerned (about) Dominica and Prime Minister (Roosevelt) Skerrit, who is a friend of Jamaica.” “Since we (Senate) last met, the Caribbean, and in particular our brethren in Dominica, have suffered tremendously (from) Hurricane Maria…(while) our brethren in Cuba (were affected by Hurricane Irma). Indeed, (other) Caribbean (states have) not fared so well because the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Puerto Rico have also suffered tremendous damage,” Senator Tavares-Finson said. Story Highlightslast_img read more

The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

first_imgiTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending November 18, 2018:iTunes Movies US Charts:1. The Meg2. The Equalizer 23. Incredibles 24. Mile 225. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them6. Crazy Rich Asians7. Alpha8. BlacKkKlansman9. Christopher Robin10. The Spy Who Dumped MeiTunes Movies US Charts – Independent:1. Juliet, Naked2. The Death of Stalin3. Time Trap4. The Clovehitch Killer5. Leave No Trace6. Hotel Artemis7. Three Identical Strangers8. Eighth Grade9. Here and Now10. RBG__(copyright) 2018 Apple Inc.By The Associated Press, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Closing Bell TSX closes sharply higher traders take weak Chinese data in

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed with a solid gain Monday as investors largely brushed aside data that indicated China’s economic growth rate has slowed slightly.Here are the closing numbersTSX — 13,990.29 +102.08 0.74%S&P 500 — ClosedDow — ClosedNasdaq — ClosedThe S&P/TSX composite index came within a whisker of closing above 14,000 — a level not seen since early April, 2011 — gaining 102.08 points to 13,990.29 in a strong advance across all sectors.The Canadian dollar rose 0.21 of a cent to 91.32 cents U.S. two days before the Bank of Canada makes its next announcement on interest rates.It was a relatively quiet session with U.S. markets closed for the Martin Luther King holiday. “We need U.S. economic data to really confirm the trend and obviously we need to see where liquidity is deepest, meaning the U.S., for direction of markets,” said Paul Taylor, chief investment officer, Fundamental Canadian Equities, BMO Global Asset Management.“The fact that the Canadian market is up and that we’re knocking on 14,000 means little when the U.S. is closed.”Figures for the latest quarter show Chinese economy grew at an annual pace of 7.7% compared with a year earlier, down from the previous quarter’s 7.8%. Growth for the full year was 7.7%, tying 2012 for the weakest annual performance since 1999.But the news didn’t come as a huge surprise to markets, which have got used to the fact that double-digit Chinese growth is something that won’t be happening again any time soon.“It was widely expected,” said BMO Capital Markets senior economist Jennifer Lee.“The results weren’t too bad and continue to illustrate an economy that is inching towards more consumption-led, not investment/export-led, growth.”The battered gold sector continued to make gains, up about 1.7% as February bullion rose $2.20 to US$1,254.10 an ounce in late afternoon electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The sector was the biggest loser in 2013 on the TSX.“The fundamentals for sustained uptrend in the commodity are not there but the liquidity and sentiment are starting to swing back in its favour — it just got so oversold,” Taylor said.“But it’s just a short-term phenomena. I don’t believe that it’s the start of anything in the way of a sustainable trend.”Barrick Gold (TSX:ABX) gained 95 cents to C$21.56 while Goldcorp (TSX:G) ran ahead 42 cents to $25.85.Osisko Mining Corp. (TSX:OSK) said Monday that shareholders should give its board time to find an alternative to Goldcorp’s hostile $2.6-billion takeover offer, which it called inadequate. Osisko shares have traded well above the $5.95 implied value of the Goldcorp offer since the stock-and-cash proposal was first announced last week. Osisko shares were unchanged from Friday’s close at $6.47.The TSX tech sector was up 1.4% with BlackBerry (TSX:BB) ahead 82 cents or 8.22% to $10.80, on top of a 6% advance Friday after Citron Research raised its price target to US$15. Also, the U.S. Department of Defense says it will continue to support the company’s smartphones.Elsewhere, Open Text (TSX:OTC) gained 85 cents to $99.99 ahead of its earnings report on Thursday.The base metals sector was ahead 1.35% as March copper was unchanged at US$3.34 a pound. Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) added 44 cents to C$29.10.Financials were also supportive, up 0.85% as Royal Bank (TSX:RY) climbed $1 to $72.86.The energy sector was ahead 0.5% although oil prices were lower. The February crude oil contract fell 65 cents to US$93.72 a barrel. Baytex Energy (TSX:BTE) rose 56 cents to C$41.88.Elsewhere on the corporate front, transportation giant Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B) was unchanged at $4.11 as it said Monday it delivered 238 aircraft last year, missing its own forecast on lower than expected business jet shipments, and that it received 19% fewer orders in 2013. It cited a sluggish global economic recovery as part of the reason for lower deliveries.WestJet Airlines Ltd. said it is bringing its new Encore regional service to Ontario. The airline (TSX:WJA) says it will start with routes between Toronto and Thunder Bay, Ont., and between Thunder Bay and Winnipeg. Its shares edged up four cents to $27.12.Meanwhile, investors will continue to focus on another heavy slate of U.S. fourth-quarter earnings this week.Traders will take in results from such heavyweights as energy services firm Halliburton, drug company Johnson & Johnson, tech company Texas Instruments, telco Verizon, corporate services firm Xerox, consumer products company Kimberly-Clark and McDonald’s.TOP STORIESDavid Rosenberg expects Bank of Canada to signal rate cut, boosting Canadian bondsRBC mortgage rate cut unlikely to spur price war among big lenders, expert says2014 may be the year global business puts the financial crisis behind themBombardier plane orders tumble in ‘challenging year for aviation’WHAT’S ON DECK TUESDAYECONOMIC NEWSCANADA8:30 a.m.Wholesale trade (Nov): Economists expect 0.3% rise Manufacturing sales (Nov): Economists expect 0.3% rise CORPORATE NEWSUNITED STATESDelta Air Lines Q4 earnings: Analysts expect 63¢ a share Forest Laboratories, Inc. Q3 earnings: Analysts expect 5¢ a share Halliburton Company Q4 earnings: Analysts expect 89¢ a share International Business Machines Q4 earnings: Analysts expect US$5.99 a share Johnson & Johnson Q4 earnings: Analysts expect US$1.20 a share Texas Instruments Q4 earnings: Analysts expect 46¢ a share Verizon Q4 earnings: Analysts expect 65¢ a share read more

Better control of mine production management with GEOVIA InSite 46

first_imgDassault Systèmes has announced the release of the latest version of GEOVIA InSite™, designed to help mining organisations gain control of their mine production management by increasing the confidence in mining operations’ ability to meet production targets, manage costs, and improve efficiencies. With an overhauled interactive graphical user interface, InSite 4.6 features a fully customisable dashboard that enable mining engineers to visually navigate the system in order to both see and understand all areas of variance across mining operational processes and activities.The dashboard provides an intuitive view of aggregated production data obtained from multiple sources, centralising Operations Technologies (OT), with the ability to easily drill down to understand and analyse operational performance in order to influence in-shift decision making. “By providing up-to-date information for improved visibility into production activities, InSite 4.6 enables in-shift control and support of material reconciliation across the entire mining value chain driving the business excellence and agility required to thrive in fluctuating mining and market conditions.”last_img read more

Kielce beat PSG for the first EHF CL Final

Vive Tauron Kielce are finally just one a step to the heaven! The Polish champions beat PSG Handball 28:26 (16:16) at the first semi-final of the VELUX EHF FINal 4 in Cologne, breaking the „bad luck“ of losing in semi-final clashes in the first two attempts! The yellow team outplayed the „dream-team“ from Paris in the impressive battle which was undecided until 80 seconds before the final whistle, when Manuel Štrlek netted for +2 and just after it Igor Vori made foul over Reichmann for direct red card.Vive Tauron Kielce – Paris Saint-Germain HB 28:26 (16:16)Vive: Szmal, Sego – Jurecki 5, Tkaczyk, Reichmann 4, Chrapkowski, Kus, Aguinagalde 3, Bielecki 1, Jachlewski 1, Strlek 4, Lijewski 4, Paczkowski, Zorman 4, Cupić 2.PSG: Omeyer, Annonay – Melić, Mollgaard 1, Accambray, Vori 1, Kounkoud, Gunnarsson, Abalo 3, L. Karabatić 1, Hansen 10, Narcisse 1, Onufrijenko 5, Honrubia 2, N. Karabatić 2, M’tima.Despite both defenses began match with rough fouls on Karabatić from one and Jurecki from another side, they were only a symbolic help for Szmal and Omeyer between the posts in the first half of the match. The EHF CL TOP scorer Mikkel Hansen was simply unstopable for the Polish defense with nine goals in the first 30 minutes. His powerful shots were something the best which was offered for the 20.000 fans at Lanxess Arena.PSG were on 6:3 in 10th minute, what was the highest advantage of one team during the match. The Polish team managed to come back to the game with some goals of Jurecki and Zorman, but also a few saves of Slawomir Szmal which was necessary for stability of Talant Dujshebaev boys.Poles showed great energy at the start of the second half providing their fans a lot of joy with lead 19:17, but that was a sign for Thierry Omeyer to wake up. With four saves in three minutes, Titi stopped Poles and helped his team to turnover result on 20:19. That was a call for time-out of Polish bench in 43th minute.The match stayed open until the last part where few good defense by Poles became decisive for their first ever EHF CL final.PHOTO: Filip Viranovski, gol.mk EHF Final 4PSG HandballVive Tauron Kielce ← Previous Story Vote for ADRIATIC WORLD YOUNG HANDBALL PLAYER 2015/2016 Next Story → Kielce hero Manuel Strlek: No euphoria, please… read more

LIVE Dáil debates the findings of the Magdalene Laundries report

first_imgLive stream courtesy of HEAnet. Click here for an iPhone/iPad-compatible version.THE DÁIL this evening debates the findings of the inter-departmental report into the State’s involvement in the Magdalene Laundries.The 1,300-page report, released two weeks ago, detailed significant State involvement in the running of the facilities, including the finding that the State was responsible for the admission of over a quarter of the 10,000 women who suffered human rights abuses in the facilities.Survivors groups expressed disappointment with Enda Kenny’s initial response to the report two weeks ago, when he stopped short of offering a full State apology for its role in admissions.The report was compiled by a seven-member committee chaired by the former independent senator Martin McAleese.The Dáil’s discussion of the report is due to begin at 6:30pm and continue until shortly after 9pm.Read: Taoiseach expected to apologise to Magdalene survivorsMore: Call for “fair and transparent” Magdalene compensation packagelast_img read more

Dortmund director Sancho is going nowhere

first_imgSporting director Michael Zorc is adamant that Jadon Sancho will be at Borussia Dortmund next year, despite the growing interest from rival clubsThe 18-year-old winger’s stunning rise to stardom since completing an £8m transfer from Manchester City to Dortmund in 2017 has earned him plenty of suitors.Sancho is a regular member of the BVB squad leading the Bundesliga this season and his exploits in Germany saw him being handed a call-up to the England national team.But Dortmund, who have an unfortunate history for selling their star players to rivals, have no intention of letting Sancho go right now.“Jadon knew it would be an unusual step to move here but it has been totally the right one. Courageous, too,” Zorc told ESPN.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“He’s an outstanding talent and a big part of our future. We are convinced that we are the best option for him to keep developing.“He’s not finished yet. Not by a long stretch. And he will certainly play with us next year, come what may.”Sancho has managed seven goals and 10 assists in 24 appearances across all competitions this season for Dortmund.The teenage star is contracted at Signal Iduna Park until June 2022.last_img read more

City Hall deal puts old sites in limbo

first_imgThe deal on a new Vancouver City Hall is set to close today, and over the next year, city officials will begin to plan for their new digs, and also craft evacuation plans for their old ones.The city is consolidating its administrative employees into the former Columbian building at 415 W. Sixth St., which it snapped up this month for $18.5 million, leaving behind five locations. The consolidation will save about $1 million in leasing and operating costs starting in 2011, Vancouver Chief Financial Officer Lloyd Tyler said.Three buildings are leased, and will go back to the building owners when leases expire. But what will be done with two others, the current City Hall and a building near Esther Short Park, isn’t yet clear.Vancouver owns its vintage-1966 City Hall at 210 E. 13th St., but not the land it’s on. That belongs to Vancouver Public Schools, which leases it to the city for $1 a year.At its facility at 610 Esther St., the city is in a lease-to-own agreement with nonprofit community development organization National Development Council. The buildings aren’t needed for administrative employees — they’ll all fit in the first four floors of its new six-story building for at least the next 12 years. The full 118,000 square feet is expected to last for the next 40 years.last_img read more

While FDA Mulls Genetically Modified Salmon Supermarkets Back Away

first_imgThe head of the Federal Drug Administration told a U.S. Senate committee today her agency is still working on its review of an application to produce a genetically modified salmon.Download AudioDirector Margaret Hamburg gave no indication when the FDA would issue a decision.Actually we got … 33 or 35, 000 comments, so this is topic that people care a lot about. We’re going through those comments, taking them very seriously. And we will be moving forward in a science-driven way.AquaBounty Technologies says its fish would be farmed inland and would be incapable of breeding. Opponents, though, say the fish would threaten natural salmon runs and cause confusion in the marketplace. Ahead of the FDA decision, Friends of the Earth is pressing supermarket chains to agree not to carry the product. Last week, it added Safeway and Kroger to its yellow-light list of retailers, those that say they have no plans to carry genetically modified salmon. Target and Trader Joe’s made the environmental group’s green-light list with policy pledges not to carry the product.last_img read more

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam suspends controversial extradition bill until further notice

first_imgMass demonstration against the proposed extradition law proposal on June 9, 2019, in Hong KongGetty ImagesThe controversial law that prompted Hong Kong into mass demonstrations of dissent has been officially suspended until further notice.In an official press conference held in Hong Kong on  Saturday, June 15, the severely criticised Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced that the pro-Beijing lawmakers had urged the government to delay the bill.Referring to the massive protest that the bill generated from Hong Kong’s citizens, Lam said that “We should pause and think instead of assuming the second reading of the bill in the Legislative Council as scheduled,” reported Hong Kong Free Press.She further said that the Government of Hong Kong is reflecting on the protests and is adopting an open mind “to heed comprehensively” the views of all sections of the society.However, she insisted that the “loophole” in the Hong Kong criminal justice system, which according to her was the main reason behind pushing forward the contentious bill, continue to persist and clarified the fact that the government has not completely retracted the bill. Lam cited the murder case in Taiwan, in which the alleged perpetrator, a Hong Kong man, fled to the city had prompted the two countries to re-evaluate the criminal justice system affecting both the countries.The Taiwanese authorities have however said that it would not seek the extradition of the accused man as the proposed bill is suspected to put its citizens at risk.Dismissing questions whether she will resign after the widespread dissent over her proposed bill, she said that “We regret that this incident caused a split in society.”Earlier, before she became the Chief Executive in 2017, Lam had said that she would resign “if mainstream opinion makes me no longer able to continue the job,” CNN reported.Last week, at least a million protesters marched against the passing of the contentious extradition law. The massive demonstration turned violent after the riot police armed with batons arrived at the government headquarters in the Admiralty business district and subjected tear gas and pepper sprays against protestors who charged and hurled the police barricades.However, the public is still suspicious and holds its position of Beijing being the mastermind behind the law based on last month’s incident in which a politburo member revealed that its targets included foreigners who had committed crimes against Chinese national security outside China.The anxiety of Hong Kong bending before Beijing’s imposition had plagued the minds of many before the recent demonstrations.In April, pro-democracy protest organisers were jailed for taking part in the Umbrella Movement protests in 2014 in which demonstration for seeking free, transparent elections from China had been sought by the public.last_img read more

Migrant Families Arrive In Busloads As Border Crossings Hit 10Year High

first_img Share Ramon Espinosa/APHonduran migrants surrender to the U.S. Border Patrol after crossing a border wall into the United States. According to new federal data, the number of migrants apprehended crossing the border in recent months has surged.The U.S. Border Patrol apprehended more than 66,000 migrants at the Southern border in February, the highest total for a single month in almost a decade.The majority of those arrested were migrant families or children traveling alone or without a parent, according to figures released Tuesday by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Many of the migrants say they’re fleeing criminal gangs and poverty in Central America to seek asylum in the United States.“This is clearly both a border security and humanitarian crisis,” said CBP Commissioner Kevin McAleenan at a press briefing.Between October and last week, Border Patrol agents have picked up more than 260,000 people — a 90 percent jump over the same period a year ago.“The entire system right now is at full capacity. Actually, it’s overwhelmed,” said Manuel Padilla, a veteran Border Patrol agent who’s now director of Joint Task Force-West in San Antonio, part of the Department of Homeland Security.Even with the recent climb, illegal border crossings are still well below historical highs. But the makeup of the migrant population has changed dramatically from 20 years ago, when it was mostly single men from Mexico. Border Patrol officials say their infrastructure wasn’t designed for the flood of migrant families and children arriving now.“Everything is maxed out and it’s causing a lot of issues, because the agents are being assigned to areas that are not border security related,” Padilla said, like providing food and medical care for the families and children in their custody.Since last year, Border Patrol agents say, they have routinely encountered large groups of a hundred or more migrants at the border, many of them arriving by bus from Guatemala. According to immigration authorities, the passengers consist almost entirely of families and children who are looking for Border Patrol agents to turn themselves in to. Agents say they’ve encountered 70 large groups since last year.That leaves agents scrambling to transport and process the migrants, Padilla said, and allows drug traffickers to take advantage of the distraction.Humanitarian groups near the border say the surge of migrant families is straining their resources too.“It takes an immense effort to do this,” said Ruben Garcia, the director of Annunciation House, a nonprofit organization in El Paso, Texas, that provides shelter, food and medical care to migrants after they’re released from government custody.Most migrants spend just a few days in El Paso, Garcia said, before joining friends or relatives elsewhere in the country, where they’ll wait for their day in immigration court.President Trump has decried the surge of illegal border crossers from Mexico as “an invasion” — and a chief reason that the United States needs to extend its border barriers.But Padilla, the Border Patrol veteran, believes that a wall alone will not stop these migrants.Many of the migrants are crossing in areas that already have border fencing. And they’re not trying to evade the Border Patrol, Padilla said. In fact, these asylum-seekers are trying to turn themselves in as soon as they set foot on U.S. soil.“So the wall is not going to do anything with this population,” Padilla said. “This requires a legislative fix.”Immigration hard-liners say the U.S. needs to close what they call “loopholes” in the law that allow Central American migrants to avoid quick deportation and that prevent immigration authorities from detaining families for long periods of time.Migrant advocates counter that the Trump administration has made the problem at the Southern border worse by allowing just a few migrant families a day to cross at legal ports of entry. They believe that’s driving many migrants to cross illegally in big groups and in remote stretches of the border.“They’re very vulnerable people,” said Garcia at Annunciation House. “Let’s strive not to lose or let go of our history as a people of immigrants, who are profoundly committed to human rights.”Humanitarian groups and immigration authorities are bracing for even more migrants in the months ahead. The number of illegal border crossers typically crests in the spring, as the temperatures warm.Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.last_img read more

ExCondé Nast Digital Exec Joy Marcus Joins Israeli VC Jerusalem Venture Partners

first_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety JVP’s this month opened its U.S. headquarters, Hub.NYC by JVP, which will house portfolio companies including Any Clip, ThetaRay, and Nanit.“Joy is a recognized leader in the world of digital media and we are delighted to have her come on board as a venture partner based in New York,” Erel Margalit, JVP founder and chairman, said in announcing her hire. “With an already accomplished track record as a venture capitalist, working out of Hub.NYC by JVP, she will be a bridge between NY and Israel, and have her finger on the pulse of the most promising deals on the East Coast.”Marcus commented, “Helping to grow the firm’s portfolio companies, who represent the best and brightest from Israel’s tech scene, as well as identifying and investing in next generation startups here in New York, is truly a unique opportunity.”According to JVP, Marcus will continue her own activities as an early stage investor. She currently teaches the Foundations of Entrepreneurship course at her alma mater, Princeton University.Jerusalem Venture Partners, established in 1993, has raised to date $1.3 billion across eight funds and has invested in over 120 companies.center_img Joy Marcus, formerly Condé Nast Entertainment’s head of digital video, has joined Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP) as a partner focused on digital media.Marcus, based in New York City, also will join the boards of JVP’s portfolio companies in the media sector. At the venture-capital firm, she’ll focus on deal flow in digital media in New York and Israel and is tasked with cultivating new talent and existing JVP portfolio companies as well as acting as a mentor to women entrepreneurs.Marcus joined Condé Nast Entertainment in 2015 as EVP and GM of digital video and departed in January 2018. Earlier this summer, Condé Nast Entertainment president Dawn Ostroff exited to join Spotify followed by CN chief digital officer Fred Santarpia, who is leaving at the end of this month.Before joining CNE, Marcus was CEO of Bloglovin’ and a venture partner at Gotham Ventures, where she led the firm’s investment in DailyWorth, a digital media company aimed at professional women. From 2007-11, Marcus was the U.S. general manager at video site Dailymotion (now owned by France’s Vivendi).last_img read more

Real laser hacked into NES light gun

first_imgIf you’re old enough to remember unpacking a brand new NES, you might also recall that your efforts to hook it up were immediately sidetracked by the Zapper. The light gun Nintendo included with the console was sleek, futuristic, and made a satisfying “thwang” when the trigger was pulled — all the key elements of a great 1980’s toy. For many young gamers, the first few minutes with the system were spent pointing the Zapper at every nearby object and imagining the sort of powerful laser blast that it would likely produce. Sadly, the white screen flash it created in Duck Hunt never lived up to those expectations.Now that the NES generation is old enough to have access to real lasers, it was only a matter of time before someone made their childhood fantasies a reality. A team at North Street Labs recently took apart one of those classic light guns and retrofitted it with a 2W laser (about 400x stronger than a laser pointer) that burns skin or objects instantly and ignites matches from a distance.The team’s final product is equal parts impressive and terrifying. The portable unit is powered entirely by batteries set into the handle, so it’s not tethered by a cord. Given the very real danger of a device like that, it’s a good thing they also included a turn key safety. But surprisingly there were a couple of things in the original Zapper that didn’t need modification. Nintendo apparently over engineered the original electric momentary switch, so it was more than capable of handling the additional current. The stock trigger also turned out to be perfect for creating a real laser gun, as it can generate either a quick shot or a persistent beam.Read more at the North Street Labs project pagelast_img read more

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first_img April 28, 2015 — Results from a randomized controlled trial comparing permanent radioactive implants (brachytherapy) with dose-escalated external beam radiotherapy in patients with prostate cancer showed brachytherapy patients were twice as likely to be cancer-free five years later.Presenting these results at the 3rd European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO) Forum in Barcelona, Spain, was Prof. James Morris, from the Department of Radiation Oncology, Vancouver Cancer Centre, British Columbia Cancer Agency (BCCA), Vancouver, Canada. Morris said that the ASCENDE-RT trial is the first and only existing trial comparing low-dose-rate prostate brachytherapy (LDR-PB) for the curative treatment of prostate cancer with any other method of radiation therapy delivery.The trial enrolled 398 men with cancer that had not spread outside the prostate gland who were judged to be at high risk of treatment failure, based on standard tests for a number of features of the cancer. The patients initially received androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), aimed at reducing levels of the male hormones that stimulate prostate cancer cells to grow. After eight months of ADT, all patients received 46 Gy2 of external beam radiotherapy to the prostate and regional lymph nodes.Following this, 198 men received LDR-PB in which tiny radioactive seeds were implanted in the prostate gland while under general or spinal anesthesia. The other 200 patients were randomized to dose-escalated external beam radiation therapy (DE-EBRT) and received an additional 32 Gy of external beam radiation to achieve a total prostate dose of 78 Gy.”At five years follow-up, we saw a large advantage in progression-free survival in the LDR-PB group,” Morris said. “Although, to date, overall survival and prostate cancer-specific survival do not appear to differ between the two groups, existing trends favor LDR-PB and an overall survival advantage is likely to emerge with longer follow-up.”LDR-PB is an extremely cost-effective treatment, the researchers said, but it does require prolonged training and experience in order to produce consistent results, and this may limit more widespread adoption. An additional problem is that, in the trial, the LDR-PB patients experienced more urinary side effects that those who received DE-EBRT. In a separate presentation Morris’s clinical research fellow, Sree Rodda, told the conference that the incidence of severe late urinary side effects was three times higher in patients who received LDR-PB than in those who had DE-EBRT. “Many of these severe adverse effects were temporary and reversible, or could be ameliorated by procedures. Moreover, more than 80 percent of patients in the LDR-PB arm had few or no long term urinary side effects.” However, she said, “the long-term prevalence of severe urinary toxicity in the LDR-PB patients was 8 percent compared to just 2 percent for the DE-EBRT patients. An important challenge for the future will be the reduction of these adverse effects while maintaining the advantages of LDR-PB.”At BCCA’s five cancer centers, LDR-PB boost is now regarded as the standard of care for unfavorable-risk localized prostate cancer. “The ideal next step,” Morris said, “would be to undertake randomized comparisons of LDR-PB boost against its principal alternatives — temporary high-dose-rate brachytherapy implants (HDR-PB), stereotactic body radiation therapy using extreme hypofractionation, and combined surgery and post-operative radiation therapy.”In the meantime, ASCENDE-RT has made an important contribution to the search for a more effective curative treatment for prostate cancer,” he concluded.Prof. Philip Poortmans, president of ESTRO, commented: “This study illustrates very nicely how the best results can be obtained by combining various treatment options instead of trying to get the most out of one single modality. Brachytherapy is an extremely efficient and safe radiation oncology modality, and this trial shows that it can have a wider field of applicability than simply in very localized and low-risk tumors when combined with other techniques – in this case, androgen deprivation therapy and external bean radiation therapy.”For more information: www.estro.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). 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Joining the ranks of the hopeful

first_imgA sea of happy people draped in flags of all sizes waited for the candidate, chanting the mantra that became a campaign slogan: “Con Costa Rica no se juega.” You don’t mess with Costa Rica.Hundreds of souls, hearts and minds waited on a Sunday afternoon in the center of San José for the words of a man who in less than a year was catapulted from being a nearly anonymous academic to the person who likely will govern the country for the next four years.The people’s eyes were sparkling, their arms were raised and madly waving flags, their hands applauded, and some feet even left the ground. They shouted and cheered when Luis Guillermo Solís took the stage dressed in jeans, a simple hat, and a PAC youth T-shirt.He greeted them and the crowd responded with emotion, as if a rock star had appeared in front of them. They were hungry for more of what the professor had already delivered: hope.This campaign, so unique and so full of surprises, has convinced me that politics is essentially the art of inspiring hope; anything else is extra, added value.Hope is an inherent characteristic of all human beings; no one escapes it. In fact, the vast majority embraces it daily, even in the most adverse circumstances. In this short, simple word lies the secret of Solís’ success.Recommended: Johnny Araya is down and out, but not his party, says analystMuch has been said and will continue to be analyzed about the strategies of this campaign, but the truth is that Solís, in a matter of months and without disproportionate spending, has managed to restore for many Costa Ricans that illusion once thought lost for good.Gazing at the people around me last Sunday afternoon in the Plaza de las Garantías Sociales during the close of Solís’ campaign, it became clear what was behind the applause, the shouts and the smiles.That chorus of voices represented innocent hope for a better job, a better home, better streets, better services, better education and better health; in other words, a better life.Every day I ask myself, “How did this happen? Why did Solís manage to captivate in a matter of weeks both the people who know him and those who didn’t, and convince them to vote for him?”I don’t have definitive answers, but I’m increasingly inclined to believe that the formula didn’t come from international universities’ complex theories about political propaganda, or from the smart minds at PR firms, but rather from a vision of the Costa Rican politician of the past, who didn’t have bodyguards or modern bulletproof SUVs, and who certainly wasn’t a millionaire. Young supporters of Citizen Action Party candidate Luis Guillermo Solís rally to support him in San José on Election Day, Feb. 2, 2014. Alberto Font/The Tico TimesSolís is the middle class, and that alone places him closer to voters than all of his previous opponents. It wasn’t coincidence that last February he was most successful with the country’s urban population, where the middle class continues to struggle to maintain a majority.That condition of being the “average” Costa Rican also allows him to have an entertaining and enjoyable form of conducting politics, with good humor and without posturing intellectual superiority. He corrected the cold and academic language of his earlier speeches and managed to project a more human image of a professor and a worker, a father, a conciliatory leader, and even a pet lover. He never came across as plastic like his ruling-party opponent, Johnny Araya. Solís took advantage of his experience as a teacher and quickly connected with young Costa Ricans, the demographic that took the reins of his campaign in January and converted it into a phenomenon on social media networks. He played pickup soccer games in the barrios, he traveled the country with them, and he surrounded himself in music and masquerades. It is their T-shirt he decided to wear on his campaign’s closing day. The word “youth” emblazoned on the front of “El Presi’s” shirt last Sunday was anything but happenstance.In the end, Solís achieved something I thought was impossible in today’s Costa Rica: He convinced a large part of the population that he is an authentic politician, and more incredibly, a trustworthy politician.As a group, the Citizen Action Party and some of its most relevant actors, such as Ottón Solís, continue generating doubts and uncertainty among many voters, including me. Nevertheless, Luis Guillermo has so far been able to lead, and he continues to emerge with flying colors – or at least with his reputation intact.Four years is a short time, but it’s also a long time. It is a short time to truly implement profound changes, show results and fulfill the people’s expectations, especially those who are most hopeful. It’s a long time to have to lead every day during internal and external controversies, and surrounded by the egos and contradictions that abound in PAC. And then there are the obstacles we can expect from the National Liberation Party and others along the way.While Solís was thanking everyone in his final public campaign speech, including the founders of PAC, those who joined the party’s ranks later, and above all, the people who placed their trust in him, I thought about all of this and I wanted with all my heart to believe him.I want to possess that optimism and that sweet hope that surrounded me that day in the plaza. I want to believe that a better future is around the corner, because at the end of the day, what can be salvaged from apathy and disillusionment? This time around, I’m joining the ranks of the hopeful.Nancy De Lemos is a journalist and former director in Costa Rica for the news agency EFE. A graduate of the University of Costa Rica, she now works in communication for global environmental NGOs.Recommended: The light at the end of the election Facebook Comments Related posts:3 things that happened this week in Costa Rica’s runoff race Costa Rica ruling party candidate Johnny Araya drops out of presidential race Raising chickens on the ‘Ruta de Alegría’ A victory for the ageslast_img read more

With just more than one month to go until the NFL

first_imgWith just more than one month to go until the NFL Draft, the expectations are mounting, and there still plenty of uncertainty about what will happen — even at the top of the first round.Without knowing who could go number one, the whole draft is really hard to put into place. But rumors are flying, the speculation is brewing and things are looking more and more like the Houston Texans have their eye on a quarterback with the first overall pick. He’ll give Matt Schaub an Andre Johnson-like security blanket at receiver, and help get the Raiders’ offense back on track.6. Atlanta Falcons – Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&MWith Matt Ryan being the investment he is, the Falcons need to protect him and Matthews would be an excellent fit in that way.He has the pedigree to be a starter on the Falcons’ O-line for a decade.7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – C.J. Mosley, LB AlabamaThe Bucs are moving to a Tampa 2 defense again, and they have many fits already on the team to make the switch. But one they don’t have is that middle linebacker that controls the defense like Brian Urlacher did in Chicago.While Mosley isn’t quite the athlete that Urlacher was, he is a Sean Lee clone, and along with Lavonte David, would immediately form one of the most formidable linebacking duos in the NFL.8. Minnesota Vikings – Teddy Bridgewater, QB, LouisvilleThis may end up being the best thing to happen to both Teddy and the Vikings, as Bridgewater would get to work with Norv Turner to start his career and the Vikings would get to move on from Christian Ponder.9. Buffalo Bills – Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 30. San Francisco 49ers – Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio StateRoby gets a bad rap for his sluggish play at times in 2013, but he was dominant at times in 2012.The 49ers have a massive hole in their secondary and adding Roby is a good start to correcting those problems.31. Denver Broncos – Joel Bitonio, OL, NevadaThe Broncos need some work on the offensive line after addressing their needs on defense and keeping Peyton Manning’s weapons intact.Bitonio is a fantastic talent, with explosive ability and a nasty, physical demeanor who will take up for his quarterback.32. Seattle Seahawks – Brandin Cooks, WR Oregon StateThe Seahawks have the ability to go a lot of different ways here. Cooks offers them another receiving option to grow with Russell Wilson. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The issue with Fuller is that he hasn’t been able to stay healthy. But if he can figure out how to do that, teams will wonder why they passed on him.26. Cleveland Browns – Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&MThe Vikings at eight and the Cardinals at 20 may be the only teams that stand between Manziel and a date in Cleveland at the back end of round one.He’s the most polarizing prospect in years, but his upside may end up being higher than anyone in the draft. A new regime can take a chance on that.27. New Orleans Saints – Dee Ford, Edge Rusher, AuburnMaybe the Cardinals pull the trigger on Ford, maybe his medical issues scare them away, but the productive pass rusher likely won’t make it much further down the draft board than this.28. Carolina Panthers – Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida StateThere are some questions about Benjamin, but he has big play ability and would offer a massive target for Cam Newton.The problem is the Panthers also need offensive line help, and luckily Newton affords you some leeway on protection.29. New England Patriots- Ra’Shede Hageman, DT, MinnesotaHageman offers the Patriots so much in the way of versatility and athleticism, while also being a young option on their defensive front while Vince Wilfork slowly works his way back. Amazing that maybe the best defender to enter the draft in five years falls to number three, but quarterback and protecting the quarterback sometimes wins out over stacking talent at a position of strength.Clowney would give head coach Gus Bradley his missing defensive end to continue to build a dominant defense for the Jaguars.4. Cleveland Browns – Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&MThe thought of the Browns passing on the dynamic and explosive Sammy Watkins for Evans may seem absurd, but with the weapons the Browns already have in place in Josh Gordon and Jordan Cameron, the fit just seems right.Evans is a big-bodied, physical receiver who can pair up with the dynamic Gordon and, much like Arizona did in 2013, give the Browns the offensive weapons that any quarterback can succeed with.5. Oakland Raiders – Sammy Watkins, WR, ClemsonWelcome to the Raiders Mr. Watkins, as Al Davis looks down with a smile on his face.Watkins is the most dynamic offensive weapon in this draft class, and will immediately get number-one receiving duties in Oakland.He has the ability to beat teams deep, but also has improved his work in the intermediate and is strong after the catch. 21. Green Bay Packers – Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio StateThe Packers are a hard team to figure out, but what Shazier offers is a dynamic, impactful defensive player who can line up in a multitude of positions, while also offering the athleticism to match up with the read-option quarterbacks.22. Philadelphia Eagles – Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma StateThe Eagles could go a plethora of ways here, but Gilbert offers too much value and upside at this point to continue to fall.23. Kansas City Chiefs – Marqise Lee, WR, USCWhile the Chiefs need some work on the back end of their defense, they also need to find short-area weapons for Alex Smith.Lee is maybe the most dynamic after-the-catch receiver in this draft class and would be a dynamic weapon for Andy Reid’s West Coast passing game.24. Cincinnati Bengals – Jason Verrett, CB, TCUMaybe the best pound-for-pound corner in the class, Verrett offers an intriguing option as a slot corner and a wonderful match up weapon for the Bengals.25. San Diego Chargers – Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia TechFuller has become one of the hottest names in the NFL Draft scene over the last month because he is an absolute phenom at corner. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo ErrorOK ErrorOK Top Stories 0 Comments   Share   The Rams are hoping for Clinton-Dix to fall, but instead land Pryor, who brings a physical, hard-hitting style that Fisher loves in his defense.14. Chicago Bears – Aaron Donald, DT, PittsburghThe Bears have become less “Monsters of the Midway” and more a team centered around a pass-happy, finesse offense.They were aggressive in free agency and Donald would add the perfect 3-technique defensive tackle to their defense.15. Pittsburgh Steelers – Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan StateWith the defense still in a semi-rebuild mode, adding a potential shutdown corner would be a great get for the Steelers in round one.16. Dallas Cowboys – Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida StateThere’s a question about whether or not Jernigan will give it his all every play, but there’s no question about how dominant he can be when he turns it on.Jernigan would give the Cowboys the interior pressure maker they missed last year in their defense.17. Baltimore Ravens – Taylor Lewan, OT, MichiganThe Ravens continue to rebuild their offensive line around Joe Flacco and in doing so, they take the talented, but troubled Michigan offensive lineman.Plugging Lewan in at right tackle would allow the Ravens to get back to their physical running ways and open up the deep passing game again. One of the most dynamic edge players in the draft, Mack would offer Buffalo another weapon on an ever-improving defense.While the Bills could use a player like North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron, Mack could be a James Harrison-type impact edge player, and those don’t come often in the NFL.10. Detroit Lions – Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S, AlabamaAn excellent safety prospect, Clinton-Dix would give the Lions the desperately-needed help they need in their secondary. Clinton-Dix gives them a rangy, back end safety that can help them cover up some of their holes on defense.11. Tennessee Titans – Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLADefensive coordinator Ray Horton gets a weapon in his third stop in three years and his second run with Ken Whisenhunt.Barr is a dynamic, explosive edge-rushing type, who Horton can mold into the player he needs on the outside in Tennessee.12. New York Giants – Eric Ebron, TE, North CarolinaThe Giants need to find more weapons for Eli Manning and Ebron is just that, an offensive weapon.13. St. Louis Rams – Calvin Pryor, S, LouisvilleWith two wide receivers off the board for the Rams’ second pick, they look to continue to build the defense. 1. Houston Texans – Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida Word around league circles is heavy that the Texans are going quarterback instead of pairing Jadeveon Clowney with J.J. Watt, or taking the more pro-ready Teddy Bridgewater or drafting the college hero in Johnny Manziel.Bortles is a player that has the look and tools of a franchise quarterback, but his footwork is messy at best right now, his arm strength seems to have regressed from 2012 to 2013 and his most success is shown to be as a result of a play breaking down instead of him winning from within the pocket.2. St. Louis Rams – Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn As hard as it is to ignore the fact that:A. Jeff Fisher never drafts an offensive lineman early.B. The Rams have invested over $20 million on the offensive line for Jake Long, Rodger Saffold and Scott Wells for 2014, it still is hard to think Robinson wouldn’t be a great pick.Robinson could start at right tackle, allowing the Rams to keep Saffold at guard, left tackle if Long isn’t healthy, or left guard to make a completely dominant left side of the offensive line in a division boasting perhaps the best front sevens in the NFL.3. Jacksonville Jaguars – Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact 18. New York Jets – Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSUThe Jets’ offense needs weapons badly for whomever their quarterback is in 2014, and Beckham Jr. is one of the better pass catchers in this draft.19. Miami Dolphins – Zack Martin, OT, Notre DameThe Dolphins, like the Cardinals and Ravens, spent big money on their offensive line in free agency, and now they finish the line off with a bookend on the right side. Martin could also play guard, depending on how the Dolphins want to use him.20. Arizona Cardinals – Kony Ealy, Edge Rusher, MissouriThere’s a bit of a split on what Ealy projects to be at the next level, but the Cardinals’ free agent interest in Green Bay’s Mike Neal says that they are OK with that unknown about the player.There is no denying that Ealy has the short-area quickness to be an edge rusher, whether from a stand-up position or with his hand in the dirt, and his versatility and strength at the point of attack means that he can be an asset to the Cardinals from multiple spots.If he can’t succeed on the edge, he can put on a little weight and become an effective 3-4 defensive end. But any way you slice it, he has the upside, length, quickness and aggressiveness that the Cardinals are looking for.last_img read more