Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “Hit the body as hard as you can. Blow him up,” said Roach, noting that Horn’s lower body will be vulnerable after being devoid of food and then being bloated up.The seven-time trainer of the year added that he’d love it if Horn’s balloons to 170 to 175 pounds as it would slow him down.While Roach sees little chances of Horn succeeding to duplicate Juan Manuel Marquez’s one-punch knockout of Pacquiao in their fourth encounter, he is still reminding the Fighting Senator that anyone can get lucky.So as to further lessen the probability of a stunner, Roach wants the Horn demolition job to be done in the first three rounds.Unless, of course, Pacquiao opts to ignore the timetable and prolong Horn’s agony to entertain the record crowd of 50,000 upwards.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For Roach, the message was Pacquiao’s subtle admission that he’d want to knock Jeff Horn out on Sunday. Something which the eight-division world champion hasn’t done in eight years.The last time being in 2009, when he stopped Miguel Cotto in the 12th round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsSince then, all that Roach has seen was near-knockouts in the cases of Shane Mosley and Antonio Margarito and multiple knockdowns in the case of Chris Algieri.While Roach never thought that Pacquiao’s punching power was on the wane, he feels that the killer instinct is solely missing. Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Pacquiao easily makes weight, Horn ‘feeling better’ LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Boxer Manny Pacquiao (L) and coach Freddie Roach. TRISTAN TAMAYO/INQUIRER.netBRISBANE, Australia—There was no promise of a knockout, but what Manny Pacquiao told him sounded like sweet music to Freddie Roach ears.“Freddie, I have my punch back.”ADVERTISEMENT What ‘missteps’? China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena He’s hoping that against Horn, Pacquiao will display the same ferocity and that enabled him to knock down sparring partners in Gen. Santos City.With his boxing stock dipping due to the three losses he suffered in his last eight bouts, Pacquiao badly needs a knockout to prove that he can still fight at he highest level.Roach believes Horn is a prime candidate because of the Queenslander’s come-forward style and his relative lack of experience against topnotch opponent.That Horn struggled to make weight, further reinforced Roach’s belief that he is ripe for the picking.His main instruction to Pacquiao, according to Roach, will be to make Horn come into him, block his punches and catch him in the middle.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES View comments
Washington’s David Crisp (1) and North Carolina’s Coby White (2) battle for a loose ball in the first half during a second round men’s college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament in Columbus, Ohio, Sunday, March 24, 2019. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)COLUMBUS, Ohio — After making an early exit from the NCAA Tournament last season, North Carolina breezed to the Sweet 16.Luke Maye and Nassir Little each scored 20 points and the top-seeded Tar Heels beat Washington 81-59 Sunday. They never trailed and moved on to face fifth-seeded Auburn on Friday in a Midwest Regional semifinal.ADVERTISEMENT Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Google Philippines names new country director Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Pac-12 player of the year Jaylen Nowell paced Washington (28-8) with 12 points. Noah Dickerson and Nahziah Carter each had 10.Washington was outrebounded 48-24.“I thought they got us everywhere ,” Huskies coach Mike Hopkins said. “They got us in the high post. They got us on the 3. They got to the foul line. And, unfortunately, I thought we got some good looks. We just had one of those shooting nights. When you play against a team like this, almost everything has to go right. You don’t have a large margin for error. And we just didn’t have enough.”LITTLE COMES UP BIGLittle turned a second straight impressive performance in the tournament. The 6-foot-6 freshman was 8 of 11 shooting with seven rebounds after chipping in 19 points in 17 minutes in the win over Iona on Friday night. He averaged nearly 10 points per game throughout the season.ADVERTISEMENT TRAINER’S ROOMNorth Carolina forward Garrison Brooks took an elbow to the mouth in the first half that knocked out one tooth, chipped another and required stitches to close his cut lip. He returned to start the second half. Guard Kenny Williams left the game early in the second half holding his left hamstring, but he returned later in the half and seemed OK.BIG PICTUREWashington: The Huskies have come a long way after going 9-22 two years ago before longtime Syracuse assistant Hopkins took over. They beat No. 9 seed Utah State in the first round but were never seriously in the game against North Carolina.North Carolina: The Tar Heels rolled to a 41-33 lead at halftime behind the 3-point shooting of freshman Coby White — he 4 for 5 from beyond the arc in the half — and kept the pressure on.“They were trying to have somebody in front of him the whole game,” North Carolina coach Roy Williams said. “And he picked his spots. And I thought he really did a nice job for us. He didn’t have many opportunities the second half because they tried to cover him more, but he was good.”TIP-INSWhite and Little combined for the most points (37) by any freshmen pair in the tournament since 2006. … Washington’s 59 points were the fewest allowed by UNC in the tournament since they held Vermont to 58 in the first round in 2012. … Washington was making its first NCAA appearance since 2011 … Maye has 21 career games with 20 points or more. He has 15 this season.UP NEXTNorth Carolina moves into the Sweet 16 in Kansas City, Missouri. Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Lakers ride Kyle Kuzma’s hot 3rd to beat Kings Last year, one season removed from its national championship, North Carolina was routed by Texas A&M in the second round. The Tar Heels (29-6) were determined it wasn’t going to happen again.“We talked about it all summer,” said Maye, who had 14 rebounds and his 15th double-double of the season. “I feel like it’s just a testament to how hard we worked and get back to the spot. And I think it’s been great to see how many guys have grown this season and really stepped up.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe Tar Heels, a No. 1 seed for a record 17th time, committed 10 turnovers in the first half and led by eight points at the break. They bolted out in the second half, put together a 13-0 run over 5 minutes, played great defense and pulled away.“The key today was getting the ball to the middle,” said Tar Heels guard Cameron Johnson, who finished with 13 points. “The middle was a soft spot. They were covering the wings and the perimeter pretty well. And once we got it inside, it was basically a 2-and-1 for an easy jump shot or a dump down. And I think we exploited that a lot more in the second half than we did the first half.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles View comments
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Pedro Rodriguez scored an eye-catching long-range goal as Chelsea closed in on the Premier League title by beating Everton 3-0 on Sunday.Antonio Conte will be guaranteed the trophy in his first season in charge of Chelsea if the leaders win three of their last four games.Everton’s eight-match winning run at Goodison Park ended after Pedro broke through the home resistance in the 66th minute. Pedro collected the ball on the edge of the area, shifted it onto his left foot and fired a shot from 25 yards (meters) just under the crossbar.Gary Cahill then bundled home in the 79th minute after goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg saved Eden Hazard’s low freekick, and substitute Willian completed the victory seven minutes later.Chelsea moved seven points ahead of Tottenham, which was hosting Arsenal later Sunday. Europa League-chasing Everton is seventh.“This feels massive,” Cahill told broadcaster Sky Sports. “We’ve done what we needed to do. You can see the celebrations at the end. We knew this was a massive game, one of the hardest we had.“It was convincing in the end, but we had to work very hard for it. We felt we needed to go to the next level in the second half. It was a special goal from Pedro. In some games you need a bit of class.”TweetPinShare0 Shares
ATHENS – Greece and Bosnia and Herzegovina drew 2-2 after Angelos Anastasiadis’ team fought back from two goals down in a match which saw Bosnia midfielder Miralem Pjanic sent off.Bosnia took a 2-0 lead through Edin Visca and Pjanic in the opening 15 minutes but Konstantinos Fortounis pulled one back with a penalty and substitute Dimitris Kolovos levelled after Pjanic was shown a straight red card for a reckless tackle on Zeca.Italy and Spain both made easy work of low-ranked opposition on Tuesday as the two former European champions try to build some momentum after a disappointing year.Spain comfortably beat Malta 2-0, while Italy did even better with a 6-0 thrashing of 10-man Liechtenstein as both teams maintained a perfect record after two matches in qualifying for the 2020 European Championship.“Mission accomplished,” Italy coach Roberto Mancini said. “It was important to score lots of goals. Our concentration levels were important. The result was never in doubt but we had to produce a good performance.”Italy is keen to restore confidence in the national side after the embarrassing failure to not reach last year’s World Cup. Spain likewise wants to use the European qualifying campaign to restore its status as one of the continent’s best teams after losing to a less talented Russia in the World Cup’s last 16.Greece’s Dimitris Kolovos, right, celebrates after scoring his side’s second goal during the Euro 2020 group J qualifying soccer match between Bosnia-Herzegovina and Greece in Zenica, Bosnia, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)Tuesday’s games also included two event-filled 3-3 draws capped by late equalizers. Denmark fought back from 3-0 down against Switzerland while Norway gave up a 2-0 lead against Sweden and needed an equalizer deep into injury time just to salvage a point.SUPER QUAGLIARELLAVeteran forward Fabio Quagliarella became the oldest player to score for Italy as he converted two penalties for his first international goals in 8 ½ years.The 36-year-old Quagliarella had tears in his eyes after converting his first penalty and being given a standing ovation by the fans at the Stadio Tardini.“I will always remember this night,” Quagliarella said. “I don’t care about my age because I feel very good physically. I just focus on working hard and play with serenity.”Italy was 4-0 up at halftime after Quagliarella’s penalties and goals from Stefano Sensi and Marco Verratti. It also started the second half with a numerical advantage after Liechtenstein defender Daniel Kaufmann was sent off.Greek players applaud fans after the Euro 2020 group J qualifying soccer match between Bosnia-Herzegovina and Greece in Zenica, Bosnia, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)Teenager Moise Kean netted his second goal in as many starts for Italy and 30-year-old debutant Leonardo Pavoletti capped a great night for the hosts.Italy moved into sole lead of Group J, two points ahead of Greece and Bosnia and Herzegovina. They drew 2-2 after Greece fought back from two goals down in a match which saw Bosnia midfielder Miralem Pjanic sent off.Armenia lost 2-0 to Finland and has zero points, along with Liechtenstein.MAGIC MORATAAlvaro Morata scored a goal in each half in a match which Spain dominated from the outset.The Atletico Madrid forward had not scored for his country since 2017.Luis Enrique was not with the squad because of personal problems, and assistant coach Robert Moreno was in charge during the game.“Winning here was crucial but we had extra motivation: we wanted to win for our coach — we hope things go as well as possible for him,” Morata said.Spain has two points more than Sweden, which drew at Norway after a dramatic finale.Norway led 2-0 but Sweden drew level four minutes from time and appeared to have completed a comeback when Robin Quaison netted in stoppage time for his third goal in two qualifiers.However, Ola Kamara headed in a corner six minutes into injury time.Bosnia goalkeeper Ibrahim Sehic, left, catches the ball next to Greece’s Efthymis Koulouris during the Euro 2020 group J qualifying soccer match between Bosnia-Herzegovina and Greece in Zenica, Bosnia, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)LATE COMEBACKDenmark stunned Switzerland with three late goals as it came back from 3-0 down in Basel.The visitor’s first goal came in the 84th minute.It was Denmark’s first match of the campaign and left it third in Group D, three points behind Switzerland and five below Ireland which beat Georgia 1-0 thanks to a free kick from Conor Hourihane for his first international goal.___Material from Associated Press and ESPN was used in this reportGreek players hug after the Euro 2020 group J qualifying soccer match between Bosnia-Herzegovina and Greece in Zenica, Bosnia, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)TweetPinShare0 Shares
Chelsea Welcome to A&E! Morata and Hazard will scare defenders to death this season Nizaar Kinsella Click here to see more stories from this author Chelsea correspondent Last updated 1 year ago 01:22 11/19/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Getty Chelsea Premier League West Bromwich Albion Antonio Conte The duo combined to devastating effect on Saturday, scoring three goals between them, as Chelsea thrashed West Brom 4-0 Alvaro Morata and Eden Hazard showed on Saturday that they are the key to Chelsea’s hopes of success, not only this season but in the years to come, as they ran riot against West Brom at the Hawthorns.West Brom have been the type of opponent that Chelsea have struggled against this campaign, but they were brutally put to the sword. Long before half time, many fans had already left the stadium such was Chelsea’s dominance here.Gayle 11/1 FGS with dabblebet Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Cesc Fabregas provided creativity from deep and ran the midfield but it was Morata and Hazard who were the undoubted stars of the show. They scored three of the four goals between them and combined brilliantly throughout.Hazard needed a few weeks after breaking his ankle to get back to his best but he’s now at his peak. A stunning dribble and shot was parried into Morata’s path for the first goal. Morata repaid the favour with a beautiful backheel to Hazard, the Belgian taking it around Ben Foster to make it 2-0.Marcos Alonso made it 3-0 unmarked from a free-kick and the under-fire Tony Pulis must have been hoping that a Chelsea substitute would throw one of their white shirts onto the pitch to signal mercy.Morata has proved to be a wonderful signing since his £60 million move from Real Madrid. It is hard to believe that he went through a mini-goal drought after his hamstring injury when you look at his statistics. He has eight goals and four assists in his first 11 Premier League games for the club and at 25 years old, he’s still yet to reach his peak.Meanwhile, Hazard showed why Chelsea are desperate for him to agree a new contract with two goals and deserved an assist for his parried shot. A perfect first touch from a long Fabregas ball gave Hazard all the time in the world to beat Ben Foster to make it 4-0. Conte’s Chelsea have now won all fifteen games that he scored in. Chelsea have now moved to a 3-5-2 formation with Morata as the focal point and Hazard playing off him in a free role. The formation is only a slight variation on the 3-4-3 system that won the title last season. This switch has been broadly successful as Chelsea racked up high profile wins against Atletico Madrid, Tottenham and Manchester United but it leaves Pedro and Willian on the bench. Hazard and Morata are in much better form than their squad rivals and they will be called upon in all of the biggest games. Morata and Hazard even left the field with bookings as they refused to show any complacency despite the scoreline.Chelsea now have 25 points and move above Tottenham in the league. It took them 11 games to reach this points tally last season, one less fixture than this year. But the real difference is they are now competing with a sensational Manchester City side, who won again on Saturday to maintain their nine-point lead over Conte’s men.However, as long as Hazard and Morata stay fit, it would be a surprise to not see Chelsea win something this season. Chelsea’s attacking duo showed they can do some real damage to defenders, just as they did on Saturday on the ground where they secured the Premier League several months ago. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Tottenham 6 Rochdale 1: Llorente hat-trick settles replay after VAR farce Stephen Creek Last updated 1 year ago 05:43 3/1/18 Getty Images Tottenham romped to a 6-1 victory in their FA Cup replay against Rochdale after a first-half marked by controversial VAR decisions. Fernando Llorente’s hat-trick fired Tottenham into the FA Cup quarter-finals after sealing a 6-1 victory in a fifth-round replay against Rochdale marked by controversial video assistant referee (VAR) deliberations. The Spaniard’s second-half strikes restored the Premier League side’s control of the contest after an opening period that threatened to descend into farce due to a number of dubious refereeing decisions involving VAR.There were lengthy pauses in play while referee Paul Tierney consulted VAR, before disallowing a goal for Erik Lamela after six minutes. A penalty for Spurs was also rescinded. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Son Heung-min put Spurs ahead but the League One visitors levelled through Stephen Humphrys and boos rang out around Wembley at half-time as the Spurs fans voiced their frustration amid the confusion.In stark contrast, the second half was a procession for Mauricio Pochettino’s men, who raced ahead through Llorente’s trio of goals before Son, who was influential throughout, added a fifth.Substitute Kyle Walker-Peters scored his first Tottenham goal in injury time to cap off what proved to be an emphatic win.FT | Rochdale bow out of the #EmiratesFACup after another performance to be proud of this evening. It has been a truly memorable cup run this year – thanks for your outstanding support along the way #RAFC— Rochdale AFC (@officiallydale) February 28, 2018A chaotic first half exploded into life when Tottenham put the ball in the net after six minutes. Son’s cross ricocheted off the legs of Llorente and Lamela stroked the ball past Josh Lillis.Rochdale looked dismayed by the early setback but after a two-minute delay Tierney, having delayed the game to consult VAR, disallowed the goal for a pull on the shirt of visiting defender Harrison McGahey by Llorente in the build-up to the goal.The League One side then hit the post through Matt Done’s low shot but Tottenham’s class began to shine through after 23 minutes when Lamela split the opposition defence before rolling the ball to Son, who rattled the ball into the bottom right corner of the net.Two minutes later Tierney consulted VAR again before awarding Spurs a penalty for a foul by Done on Kieran Trippier, but Rochdale were let off the hook when Son’s spot-kick was ruled out for a feint during the run-up that earned the Korean a yellow card.On the half-hour mark the visitors drew level through Humphrys, who deftly controlled Andrew Cannon’s cross and rounded Michel Vorm before rolling the ball into the bottom right corner of the net.Cannon almost gave the visitors a sensational half-time lead when he crashed a shot onto the post in injury time but the ball bounced clear and Spurs breathed a sigh of relief.Spurs’ nerves were settled within two minutes of the restart when Lucas Moura sailed through Rochdale’s half and slid the ball to Llorente, who skilfully chipped the ball over Lillis and into the empty net from just inside the penalty area.Llorente added his second and Tottenham’s third six minutes later after Moura and Son combined to present him with a simple chance from the edge of the six-yard box and he toe-poked the ball home with his left foot before Lillis could react.It was 4-1 just before the hour mark when Son got to the byline and hung the ball up tantalisingly in front of goal with a chipped pass before Llorente nodded it into the net.Right footLeft footHeaderA perfect hat-trick in 12 second-half minutes for @llorentefer19! pic.twitter.com/k2CiOcGC1R— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) February 28, 2018Unselfish play from Lamela gave Son the easiest of chances six minutes later and he turned the Argentine’s low cross into the unguarded net from three yards out.Lamela rattled the frame of the goal with a curling free-kick in the closing stages but the contest – and Rochdale’s hopes of an upset – had long since ended.There was time for one last memorable moment in the 93rd minute when Walker-Peters scored his first goal for Tottenham, slotting the ball into the bottom left corner from 10 yards out after Dele Alli played him in. read more
Reuters BirminghamAugust 4, 2019UPDATED: August 4, 2019 08:53 IST Ashes 1st Test: Steve Smith was hit on the helmet by a Ben Stokes bouncer on Day 3 (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSteve Smith followed up his 1st innings 144 with an unbeaten 45 on Day 3Smith steadied Australia after they lost Warner and Bancroft early in the 2nd inningsEngland will be hoping to see the back of Smith as early as possible on Day 4Steve Smith has scored almost half of Australia’s runs himself in the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston, with how he performs on day four likely to have a big say in who gains the early advantage in the series.Smith was stripped of the captaincy and handed a 12-month ban by Cricket Australia after teammate Cameron Bancroft was caught on camera attempting to change the condition of the ball with sandpaper during a March 2018 Test in South Africa.Bancroft and David Warner were also banned for their part in the incident and returned to Test action on Thursday. While Warner has endured his third-worst return in Tests in which he has batted twice, Smith has picked up where he left off.He rescued his side who were in big trouble at 122-8 in the first innings with his 23rd Test ton in just 64 matches and his unbeaten 45 in the second innings dragged his side, 27-2 when he came to the crease, out of the mire again.”If you could sort out a dodgy breakfast for him that would be great,” joked England bowler Chris Woakes, whose side trail Australia by 34 runs.”We’ll go back to the drawing board and figure out what works best on this wicket.”He is obviously a world class player, but we need to find a way to get him out.”That is easier said than done. Smith currently averages 145.71 in his last 10 Test innings against England.While Rory Burns’ century in England’s first innings was full of class and determination, he survived many near misses, two reviews, one leg before wicket appeal that was not given, with replays showing he was fortunate to escape.advertisementSmith is batting unbelievably: James PattinsonSmith, though, has looked unflappable throughout all three days at Edgbaston so far. Even a nasty blow on the head on the end of a bouncer from Ben Stokes late on Saturday did little to unnerve the former captain.”Smithy is batting unbelievably,” Australia bowler James Pattinson said. “I was talking about great players to the press before, and I said the best players stand up when it really matters, and he has done that here against England.”He lifts the group when he is out there.”It looks like it will be down to Smith to help steer his side to what could be an unlikely victory.Remove him early on Sunday, and England will fancy their chances of quickly wrapping up an opening win.Also Read | Raw talent Navdeep Saini can definitely build a name for himself: Virat KohliAlso Read | Gautam Gambhir blasts Bishen Bedi, Chetan Chauhan after Navdeep Saini’s dream India debutAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Steve SmithFollow AshesFollow England VS AustraliaFollow Chris WoakesFollow James Pattinson Ashes 1st Test: England need to find a way to get ‘world class’ Steve Smith out, says Chris WoakesSteve Smith once again stepped up and delivered for Australia as the former captain walked in at 27 for 2 and struck an unbeaten 45 to help Australia end Day 3 with a 34-run lead. advertisement
Drivers in Antigonish and Richmond counties will soon be travelling on smoother and stronger roads thanks to two paving tenders called by the province. The tenders, both of which close on Thursday, June 12, are: Richmond County — to repave Trunk 4 from the intersection of Black River Road, east for 7.9 kilometres to the intersection of South Side River Bourgeois Road and from the River Tillard Bridge west for 0.5 kilometre to the intersection of Highway 104. Also included is repaving of the Highway 104/Trunk 4 connector at Exit 47. Antigonish County — to repave Route 245 from the Antigonish town line west for about 7.8 kilometres. “We’re off and running on a busy road construction season in Nova Scotia,” said Murray Scott, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. “Spending money on our highways pays dividends by improving the flow of product and people throughout the province.” This project is part of government’s commitment to better roads and infrastructure. The department’s highways division manages more than 23,000 kilometres of roads in Nova Scotia. It maintains 4,100 bridges and operates seven provincial ferries. Staff provide services from district offices in Bridgewater, Bedford, Truro and Sydney.
Hyderabad: Telangana Police arrested a leader of the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) after a woman forest officer was injured in an attack by him and his followers in Komaram Bheem Asifabad district on Sunday. Zilla Parishad Vice Chairman K. Krishna Rao and his followers were booked for attempt to murder, damaging vehicle and for preventing a government official from discharging her duty. The TRS leader and his followers, including farmers rained blows with sticks on Forest Range Officer (FRO) C. Anita standing on a tractor. Also Read – Balakot strikes show major shift in govt’s handling of terror attacks: IAF chief The incident occurred in Sarsala village in Kagaznagar ‘mandal’ (block) when a group of Forest Department personnel reached there to make preparations for ‘Haritaharam’, a plantation programme of the state government. When the Forest officials reached the village in a tractor to begin their work to level the ground, Rao and his followers tried to stop them. Rao also had an argument with the officials. Even as Anita was explaining that they were following the instructions of the government, she was attacked with sticks. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps, 20 launch pads along LoC The Forest Range Officer suffered bleeding injuries before other officers and police could intervene. She was admitted to a hospital. Meanwhile, Krishna Rao, who is the brother of local TRS MLA K. Konappa, resigned as ZP Vice-chairman. Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao took serious note of the incident and directed officials to take action against those involved. District Superintendent of Police Malla Reddy visited Kagaznagar and called on the injured official at the hospital.
Kent DriscollAPTN NewsIqaluit Mayor Madeline Redfern says she has received threats ever since she testified at a parliamentary committee about barriers for women in the workplace.Redfern went before the Status of Women committee in September.Since returning, she says she has received several email@example.com@kentdriscoll
Major U.S. stock indexes finished mostly higher Monday as Wall Street looked ahead to key trade talks between the U.S. and China this week.Gains in industrial, energy and financial stocks outweighed losses in communications services and health care companies. Small-company stocks fared better than the rest of the market.On Monday:The S&P 500 index rose 1.92 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 2,709.80.The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 53.22 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 25,053.11.The Nasdaq composite added 9.71 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 7,307.90.The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks gained 12.59 points, or 0.8 per cent, to 1,518.98.For the year:The S&P 500 is up 202.95 points, or 8.1 per cent.The Dow is up 1,725.65 points, or 7.4 per cent.The Nasdaq is up 672.63 points, or 10.1 per cent.The Russell 2000 is up 170.42 points, or 12.6 per cent.The Associated Press
VANCOUVER — While Prime Minister Stephen Harper says the fate of Enbridge’s proposed pipeline from the Alberta oilsands to tankers on the British Columbia coast will be based on science and not politics, documents show some of that science isn’t forthcoming.And critics say there is no time for the science to be completed before a federal deadline for the environmental assessment currently underway.Documents filed with the National Energy Board show the environmental review panel studying the Northern Gateway project asked Fisheries and Oceans Canada for risk assessments for the bodies of water the proposed pipeline will cross. The pipeline is to traverse nearly 1,000 streams and rivers in the upper Fraser, Skeena and Kitimat watersheds.The department didn’t have them.“As DFO has not conducted a complete review of all proposed crossings, we are unable to submit a comprehensive list as requested; however, this work will continue and, should the project be approved, our review will continue into the regulatory permitting phase,” DFO wrote in a five-page letter dated June 6, 2012.The response went on to say there “may be differences of opinion” between the company and the department on the risk posed by the pipeline at some crossings. It provided two examples of crossings of tributaries to the Kitimat River where Enbridge rated the risk as low but Fisheries rated it medium to high.DFO said the federal ministry will continue to work with the company to determine the risk level and level of mitigation required.“DFO is of the view that the risk posed by the project to fish and fish habitat can be managed through appropriate mitigation and compensation measures,” said the department’s response.“Under the current regulatory regime, DFO will ensure that prior to any regulatory approvals, the appropriate mitigation measures to protect fish and fish habitat will be based on the final risk assessment rating that will be determined by DFO.”Earlier this month, Harper told reporters in Vancouver that “decisions on these kinds of projects are made through an independent evaluation conducted by scientists into the economic costs and risks that are associated with the project, and that’s how we conduct our business.”He went on to say “the only way that government can handle controversial projects of this manner is to ensure that things are evaluated on an independent basis, scientifically, and not simply on political criteria.”But the federal government recently sent letters to 92 habitat staff members within Fisheries and Oceans in B.C., telling them that their positions will be cut. Thirty-two of them will be laid off outright.The cuts will mean the department in B.C. has half the habitat staff it had a decade ago.All but five of the province’s fisheries field offices will be cut as part of a $79 million — 5.8 per cent — cut to the department’s operational budget, including the offices in Prince George and Smithers that would have had the lead in monitoring pipeline effects.The marine contaminant group that would have been involved in a spill in B.C. has been disbanded and the fisheries and environmental legislation gutted, said Otto Langer, a retired fisheries department scientist.“He (Harper) says the science will make the decision. Well he’s basically disembowelled the science,” said Langer. “It’s a cruel hoax that they’re pulling over on the public.”Former federal Liberal fisheries minister David Anderson agrees.Given the Dec. 31, 2013, deadline set by the federal government, Anderson said scientists in the Fisheries Department simply don’t have time to complete any substantial scientific study of the project.“You can’t do these studies on the spur of the moment. It takes time to do them,” Anderson said. “And the federal Fisheries have just been subjected to the most remarkable cuts, so you’re in the throes of reorganization and reassessment and re-assigning people, and on top of it you throw them a major, major request for resources and work.“It can’t be done.”The department has three major projects in B.C. currently undergoing federal environmental assessment: Northern Gateway, a massive hydroelectric project called the Site C dam, and a gold-copper mine near Williams Lake, B.C., that was previously rejected following a federal environmental review.Dr. Steve Hrudey, who was chairman of the Royal Society of Canada’s expert panel on the environmental impact of the oil sands two years ago, said it is normal for the company asking for environmental approval — in this case Enbridge — to provide the information in question in the review process.“They have to foot the bill,” said Hrudey, who was also involved in more than two dozen reviews over 17 years as a member and then chairman of the Alberta Environmental Appeals board.The project proponent pays consultants to prepare studies and reports required by the review board, the relevent federal departments look at those reports, respond with questions and comments of their own, and the panel then goes back to the proponent with those questions and requests for further information.There may be several cycles of this back-and-forth.“In the end DFO will say ’No, it’s what we think it is and therefore you have to take measures we feel are appropriate for that rating,”’ Hrudey said.But if the department’s ability to do the studies itself is questionable, some scientists fear the process will unfold without independent scientific study.“It (the response from Fisheries to the panel) implies that the request to the joint review panel will not be answerable until after a decision has been made, until after the project has been approved,” said Jeffrey Hutchings, a marine biologist at Dalhousie University.“This seems, from a science perspective, a rather indefensible position in so far as a key part of the environmental review process is to evaluate the degree to which the pipeline will affect fish habitat.”A spokesperson for the panel said there has been no further request for information from DFO, and no further information is expected.The federal department said a spokesperson was not available for an interview, but provided a statement via email saying Fisheries is providing advice to the assessment panel on the potential impacts of the project on fish and fish habitat.“Fisheries and Oceans Canada has provided its assessment and is of the view that the risk posed by the project to fish and fish habitat in the freshwater and marine environments can be managed by the proponent through appropriate mitigation and compensation measures,” said the email, which echoed the response sent to the panel.“The Department notes in its submission that the proponent has conducted a reasonable ecological risk assessment and provided useful information on the risks that an oil spill (in either marine or freshwater) would pose to fisheries resources.”Hutchings found it odd that they’re so sure.“Well, how can you make that judgment when you have not yet conducted a complete review of all proposed crossings?” he said. “Again, from a science perspective, I don’t see how it’s possible to be able to draw that conclusion.”The proposed Northern Gateway is a $6-billion project expected to spur $270 billion in economic growth in Canada over 30 years.
NJonAirSlider.jpg 5 UCaaS MQ Mysteries Examined Marty Parker August 22, 2019 Gartner estimates that 40% of new enterprise telephone purchases will be based on a cloud office suite – either Microsoft Office 365 or Google G Suite – by 2023 — but what does that mean? Can Mitel and TDS Telecom Own the UCaaS Market? John Malone July 31, 2019 New promotions, rebates, and prices are influencing UCaaS purchases, according to the Eastern Management Group. Tags:News & ViewsUCaaS buying decisionsUCaaSAnalyst InsightBest PracticesCloud CommunicationsNo Jitter on AirUnified Communications Articles You Might Like Selling UCaaS: Never Been Easier, or Harder Jon Arnold October 01, 2019 As UCaaS demand increases, providers are split on how best to deliver their service, either by channel partners or directly selling to end users. Hosted VoIP Is About More Than Cost-Savings Robert Oscanyan June 24, 2019 Look beyond the bottom line when evaluating whether to migrate from legacy systems to the cloud. While you’re at Enterprise Connect, also join Popova for a second session, “Big Brands & Convergence: Understanding the UCaaS Market Landscape.” In this research-based deep dive, she’ll provide a comprehensive overview of the domestic UCaaS competitive landscape, compare offerings and providers, and share insights on market trends affecting UCaaS portfolios and provider market positioning. Get more details on these and other Cloud Communications sessions here, and the full conference program here. If you haven’t registered for Enterprise Connect yet, use the code NJPOSTS to save $200 off the Early Bird rate. See All in UCaaS » Log in or register to post comments Taking a People-First Approach to Unified Communications Brian Mahoney July 01, 2019 Successful adoption requires understanding user personas and use cases, on top of formal change management processes. Your UCaaS provider checks all the marks on the basic features and advanced functionality you expect and is leapfrogging competitors with capabilities that are enabling you to take your implementation to the next level. Does that guarantee its future with your organization? Not necessarily, suggests Elka Popova, a program director and senior fellow with Frost & Sullivan, in a recent episode of our No Jitter On Air podcast. As she discusses, Frost & Sullivan survey results show that service reliability and security consistently rank as the top factors that determine which UCaaS and cloud providers a business chooses — and that’s because these capabilities can significantly impact customer satisfaction and loyalty. Regardless of how attentive businesses are when evaluating solutions before they sign on the dotted line, they’ll “inevitably take these into account when the contract is over, and they have the option to switch providers,” she says.Also at issue will be a provider’s onboarding, provisioning, and support capabilities, Popova notes. “Providers differ considerably in their ability to enable self-provisioning and to provide white-glove implementation support, … and customer service and tech support capabilities also vary among providers. 24/7 customer support, next-day parts replacement, and other services may or may not be available for all customers. Company cultures and internal incentives vary in terms of their approach to customer service excellence as well,” she points out.But UCaaS providers abound, and they want your business. “It is a buyer’s market. Customers have a lot of bargaining power, but they need to do their due diligence,” Popova says.Click below to hear Popova’s suggestions on what questions to ask UCaaS providers about their services and cloud architectures, and more. And join her at Enterprise Connect 2019, March 18 to 21 in Orlando, Fla., where she’ll be delving into this topic in the session “UCaaS Bells & Whistles Vs. Nuts & Bolts.”
Wallets can get cumbersome and annoying — there’s even a whole Seinfeld episode about it. If it’s cold out and you’re wearing gloves, or just happen to have full pockets, having to reach into your pants for your wallet becomes a hassle, then trying to slip cash or a credit card out of it often remains troubling. One college in South Dakota understands your first-world problem, and debuted a fingerprint-scanning payment system so you can leave your wallet in the glass bowl by the front door of your apartment where it belongs.At he School of Mines & Technology, in South Dakota, two vendors on campus are now employing biocryptology in order to speed up the payment process. The system works via two main components: Being able to verify the person swiping his or her finger, then being able to use the identification to link to a customer account and make a charge. Like when asked to show your ID when using a credit card, the finger-scanning system attempts to verify the swiper in order to prevent fraud — in this case, by detecting that the swiper’s blood is flowing. After the purchase is made, the shop sends a receipt to the customer’s email, which can be instantly viewed in 2013, the age of smartphones.Now, though fingerprint-scanning verification systems are uncommon, they’re not exactly rare, or even new. Certain gyms, for instance, employ a fingerprint scanner so patrons can check in without having to carry around a membership card. However, the technology isn’t entirely secure — it’s not that difficult to reproduce a fingerprint. No one’s going to devise a dastardly scheme to steal your fingerprints so they can check into your gym, but if they could use said stolen prints to drain your bank account? Much more incentive there.The exciting piece of tech used in this payment system is the aforementioned verification process. Rather than sliding a copied fingerprint up to the scanner — or even cutting off someone’s finger and using that — the device checks for a pulse. Sure, you can just put a gun up to someone’s head and force them to use their live, pulse-filled finger, but you can use that same threat to force someone to type their PIN into an ATM, or to simply give you everything in their wallet. Pulse-and-fingerprint detection seems like a safer system than one you can bypass by stealing someone’s credit card and then making a fake ID in case the cashier asks.At the moment, the system is being tested in the Rapid City school, but those of us who hate having to stuff everything into a wallet that we then stuff into our pocket can’t wait for this payment system to hit stores near us.
In 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first human to step onto the surface of the Moon.Nearly 50 years later, President Donald Trump wants to send U.S. astronauts back to Earth’s satellite.“The directive I’m signing today will refocus America’s space program on human exploration and discovery,” he said from the White House Roosevelt Room. “It marks an important step in returning American astronauts to the moon for the first time since 1972 for long-term exploration and use.”The policy—which aims to unite government, private industry, and international efforts—grew from a unanimous recommendation by the new National Space Council, chaired by Vice President Mike Pence.It also ends an existing effort, signed by President Barack Obama in 2010, to send humans to an asteroid (you know—somewhere new and interesting).The Marius Hills Skylight, as observed by JAXA orbiter SELENE, on Earth’s moon (via NASA/Goddard/Arizona State University)“Under President Trump’s leadership, America will lead in space once again on all fronts,” Pence said in a statement.The United States remains the only country to have successfully conducted manned missions to the moon, the last departing the lunar surface in December 1972.In the years since, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration has landed rovers on Mars, studied Saturn and its moons, collected data on Pluto, discovered thousands of possible exoplanets, and allowed astronauts to conduct experiments in low-Earth orbit.So, I’d say America’s doing pretty well in terms of celestial navigation.“This work represents a national effort on many fronts, with America leading the way,” acting NASA administrator Robert Lightfoot said in a statement. “[E]ven now we are developing a flexible deep space infrastructure to support a steady cadence of increasingly complex missions that strengthens American leadership in the boundless frontier of space.”Trump accepts a toy spaceman from Jack Schmitt, who landed on the moon 45 years ago as part of the Apollo 17 mission (via The White House/YouTube)A crowd of old, white, male onlookers were joined this week by decorated cosmonaut Peggy Whitson (who holds a number of records, including most total days spent in space by any NASA astronaut) and Christina Koch (a member of the NASA class of 2013).Also on hand were Sen. Harrison “Jack” Schmitt, who landed on the moon as part of the Apollo 17 mission 45 years ago to the minute the policy directive was signed, and Buzz Aldrin, the second person to walk on the moon.But shouldn’t we, as Schmitt suggested to Trump, “learn from the moon”? Shouldn’t we review our past achievements, and then aim further?Lightfoot thinks so: “The next generation will dream even bigger and reach higher as we launch challenging new missions, and make new discoveries and technological breakthroughs on this dynamic path,” he said.The Daedalus prepares to land on Mars (via National Geographic)Fifty-five years ago, a young, hopeful President John F. Kennedy stood in front of a crowd in Houston, urging them to endorse a national effort to land a man on the moon—”because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one we intend to win.”At the time, the world still clung to a romantic notion of space—one that has since been confirmed, expanded, and made even more exciting by international efforts to reach beyond the stars.Which is why rocketing to the moon feels like a step backward, especially in the era of SpaceX, Blue Origin, and the possibility of human colonization of Mars.NASA completed six manned lunar landings between 1969 and 1972; Trump’s plan returns American astronauts to the moon for the first time in 45 years.“This time, we will not only plant our flag and leave our footprint,” he said. “We will establish a foundation for an eventual mission to Mars. And perhaps, someday, to many worlds beyond.” Stay on target NASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This WeekendScientists Discover Possible Interstellar Visitor Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.
Categories: Health, Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitter Hunter Sowards, Posted: September 11, 2019 Hunter Sowards Local vape shops react to new warnings from health officials September 11, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Before President Donald Trump announced a proposed ban on flavored e-cigarettes, the FDA and CDC issued differing warnings on what exactly consumers should avoid. On Friday, the CDC said to stop using e-cigarettes altogether, while the FDA urged users to avoid THC containing vaping products.While it’s still too early to pinpoint the exact cause behind the mysterious lung disease linked to vaping that’s killed at least six people, Molly Sylvester, CEO of Vapin’ in the 619 says confusion leaves industry owners feeling misunderstood.“It’s been very sad to watch that they are not putting that on the front lines so the general public knows what to avoid and how many people are continuing to get sick because the headlines are focusing on e-liquid,” Sylvester said.This store owner says the warnings and recent headlines aren’t focusing on what she feels is the root cause to recent cases.“If they were to look at when this started, where it’s happening and the people it’s happening too—the common denominator is that they are using THC products that includes the Vitamin E Acetate,” Sylvester said.These are products, she says, that cannot be found in legitimate vaping stores, but instead are being sold off the black market or online.“We have all been required to register our e-liquid with the FDA so they are clear what our ingredients are,” Sylvester said. “We don’t sell THC. It’s an ingredient used to dilute it so that it becomes vapable.”Many are afraid that banning e-cigarettes could take a healthier alternative away from people who trying to quit smoking cigarettes.“I want to smoke cigarettes again so I’m coming to get the non-nicotine vape so that I have something to replace that urge with,” says Makayala Basile, a customer at Vapin’ the 619. “You know I have rights. This is something I want to do, and it’s keeping me from smoking which is really what’s going to kill me at the end of the day.”Sylvester agrees. She says if they are going to put a ban on vaping or e-cigarettes, they should eliminate all tobacco products along with it.County health officials agree that consumers have a right to purchase and use certain products, but the concern falls into the mysterious deadly lung disease that federal agencies have not yet identified the root cause of.“Using a cigarette or tobacco, is a personal choice as is this, vaping is a personal choice,” says Dr. Wilma Wooten, a public health officer for San Diego County. “But what we’re seeing is something that we have not seen before, which is the acute development of severe pulmonary disease which is causing patients to be hospitalized.”She says an inconsistency in the products that were reportedly causing problems for patients is why it is too soon to say what is causing the deadly outbreak.“The devices aren’t consistent; the oils aren’t consistent. So, there is really a lot of information we just don’t know yet,” Wooten says. “Most of the cases have been documented to be THC or CBD, only 10% is nicotine only, but again there is a lot of variability case by case.”It’s due to a number of unknown factors still being investigated by the CDC and FDA that leaves health officials to warn the public to err on the side of caution.“The CDC is recommending that until its clearly defined what’s causing this they are asking individuals to not vape,” Wooten said. “If they are going to vape, they are asking people to obtain their devices and their product from a reputable source.”Wooten said in San Diego, 12 cases have been reported from people ranging in age from 17-years-old to 70-years-old. On the state-wide level, the first death was reported in Los Angeles on Friday. Anyone who experiences any negative side effects from vaping is urged to contact medical officials and report the problem immediately.
ASA Washington representative Hanna Abou-El-Seoud provides an overview of emerging issues related to maximum residue limits in the EU.ASA’s Biotech Working Group (BWG) met in Louisville, Kentucky last week to discuss a wide range of issues impacting the biotech and farming industries.Participants heard an overview of a USDA-APHIS proposed rule to update biotech regulations from American Seed Trade Association (ASTA); discussed emerging issues in the EU surrounding maximum residue limits; and heard reports from the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and United Soybean Board (USB).A report from USSEC provided information on international market development efforts for U.S. soy and an update on biotech approval systems in soy importing countries. The United Soybean Board gave an update on several soybean checkoff-funded programs, including efforts to improve the compositional quality and nutrient density of U.S. soybeans.BWG provides the forum where overarching biotechnology issues like educational needs and market access barriers, are discussed and addressed by technology providers and U.S. soybean growers. The group includes representatives from industry biotech trait providers, along with farmer-leaders and staff from ASA, USB and USSEC.The Biotech Working Group will gather again for a meeting next winter. For more information on the group, click here.
Load More Resorts World Manila operator announces plans to delist, go private In a filing to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange overnight, Genting Hong Kong said that proceeds from the potential disposal would likely be used for the “purchase of property, plant and equipment such as construction of ships and funding new investments of the group should suitable opportunities arise.”Although it added that disposal of the remaining shares was not guaranteed, the company has already offloaded 22,250,000 NCLH shares since August in three separate disposals, reducing its stake in the process from a high of 11.13%. The most recent of those disposals came only last month with Genting Hong Kong offloading 4.26% for around US$543.6 million.“The group’s strategy has been to realize profits with cash inflow from realization of its investment in NCLH, which has come to the exit phase, and to capture return at opportune times, subject to favorable prevailing share prices and market sentiment,” Genting Hong Kong said. RelatedPosts Travellers International Hotel Group sets tender price for shares in privatization push Genting Hong Kong has flagged its intention to sell off its remaining stake in global cruise operator Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (NCLH) after proposing a disposal mandate to shareholders.The disposal mandate would grant Genting Hong Kong permission to dispose of its shares at any time in the next 12 months in order to achieve the highest possible price. The company currently holds 3,148,307 shares in NCLH – equivalent to 1.40% of issued share capital – worth approximately US$168 million. New gaming space sees GGR soar at Resorts World Manila in 1H19
Mac Pro: Everything you need to know Jun 30 • iOS 13 and iPadOS public betas: How to download and install them now Apple touts the $999 stand’s ability to tilt, change height and rotate, but that’s not convincing general audiences the cost is justified. Unhappy techies took to Twitter to call the move greedy, sad and “the ultimate middle finger to any consumer that is seriously considering their machine.” Share your voice WWDC 2019 Jul 5 • RIP, iTunes. This is what happens to your Apple music now Preview • iPhone X: We’ve already got one. Here’s what it’s like. Now playing: Watch this: Tags Aug 19 • iOS 13 and iPadOS: How to join the beta, use the best new features on your iPhone and iPad CNET may get a commission from retail offers. See It Some weighed the cost of the stand against the price of Apple’s flagship iPhone. See It Those are some harsh words, but others took the time to crack wise about the cost instead. Video maker jacksfilms, who snarked on the $1,000 iPhone X in 2017, composed a lovely piano ballad comparing Apple with pricey fashion label Supreme. WWDC 2018: Everything from Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference 63 Photos Twitter isn’t the only internet hot spot for Apple-stand amusement. Reddit is on the case, too. Internetuser101 shared a photo of “the original $1,000 monitor stand,” which consists of a stack of very expensive textbooks with a laptop on top. Mentioned Above Apple iPhone X (64GB, Space Gray) $611 See it WWDC 2019 reading • $1,000 Apple Mac Pro display stand sparks anger: ‘The ultimate middle finger’ See It Originally published June 4. Best Buy Apple iPhone X James Martin/CNET Apple fans are used to paying a premium price for design, cachet and performance. A Mac Pro for $5,999? You got it. The specs are amazing. Pro Display XDR for $4,999? Cool. That’s way cheaper than many high-end displays used for video. And $1,000 for the monitor stand? Hell no! Slow your roll, Apple!Even the Apple-loving crowd at Monday’s 2019 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote seemed stunned by the premium price. While the public seems to be rebelling against the monitor stand, it’s a good time to remember Apple’s expensive Mac Pro gear isn’t aimed at a general audience. It’s geared for people with high-end computing needs and the money to burn. But for $1,000, you could just hire someone to hold your monitor up for you.Apple’s big WWDC day inspired another set of wisecracks thanks to the updated design of the Mac Pro. It now looks more like a cheese grater than ever before. The stand also earned a very popular post of a laughing Michael Jordan reaction GIF. $899 5:40 Review • iPhone X review: This iPhone XS predecessor is still a contender Apple: stand will go for $1000Me: pic.twitter.com/DlEVV4r7kF— edem Kumordjie (@TheRealEdem) June 3, 2019 Jun 14 • Apple Music vs. Apple Podcast vs. Apple TV: What’s the difference? $899 Twitter user edem Kumordjie decided there had to be a better way to mount the monitor and suggested a DIY effort involving lots and lots of tape. $949 • The pro stand costing more than most laptops and phones outside of Apple’s realm is the ultimate middle finger to any consumer that is seriously considering their machine. Every new device Apple has released in the last year is a cash grab in exchange for no new functionality. pic.twitter.com/GEft85pp8J— Aidan Lynch (@Aidan_T_Lynch) June 4, 2019 Boost Mobile See All 10 Can’t wait to waltz through an Apple store:Me: Okay, I have $1000 to spend what do you have?Employee: We have our highest selling product. An incredibly powerful computer that does almost anything and fits in your pocket.Me: HmmApple: Or this metal stand.Me: Ah.— Preston Bowman (@Prestopia) June 4, 2019 Comments Amazon $999 for a stand pic.twitter.com/NA9caiE1Uv— jacksfilms (@jacksfilms) June 4, 2019 Online Apple