Salinggawi gearing to bring back glory days

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ NU extends win streak to 64, sweeps UE for 4th straight women’s hoops title MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims But it has since faired in and out of the podium with Salinggawi’s last championship happening back in 2006. Salinggawi hit a low point in 2013 when the famed group finished at seventh and the term “Sawinggawi” was infamously coined to mock the once formidable cheerdance institution.is current Salinggawi crop is not letting that 11-year drought taunt them.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“We want to bring back the glory days of UST,” said Salinggawi team captain Benjo Gutierrez in Filipino after taking the silver medal of Season 80 Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena. “We want to become like the original Tigers who won five straight.”UST’s second-place finish was its second in three years, and although it’s still not the luster the Salinggawi is looking for, it’s a step back the right direction. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Malditas save PH from shutout Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads MOST READ Salinggawi Dance Troupe performs during the 2017 UAAP Cheerdance Competition at Mall of Asia Arena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThere was a time in the history of the UAAP cheerdance competition when the Salinggawi Dance Troupe of University of Santo Tomas would just show up and take the trophy.UST was the first dynasty of the exhibition after winning eight titles in the first 12 years of the competition. ADVERTISEMENT “We have to be passionate, trust the process, and trust ourselves,” said Gutierrez.And pushing the current Salinggawi is a former member turned rookie head coach Marc Chaiwalla who orchestrated UST to 638.50 points in his first UAAP competition.Gutierrez said it was Chaiwalla who pushed them past their limits and made them realize that they are capable of achieving more than what they initially thought of.“Our coach challenged us to be more fearless, to be bolder,” said Gutierrez. “He challenged us to exceed our expectations, he pushed us to newfound capabilities we never knew we could do.”“At first there was an adjustment period when he took over, a really long one, but we trusted the process rather than complaining,” said Gutierrez.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View comments The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytaylast_img read more

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium review: To 4K or not to 4K is the question

first_imgCan we have a moment of warm appreciation for Sony? Raise a toast perhaps? The Japanese company has — after all — given us the first ever 4K smartphone, ala, the Xperia Z5 Premium. Unlike LG which had Oppo and Vivo to share the name and fame for being one of the first companies to launch a 2K (QuadHD) phone, Sony has no competition. Well, at least for now. Sony’s Xperia Z5 Premium is the world’s first 4K smartphone, period!The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium is not perfect. Just like any other gadget with a new piece of technology, it is flawed and there will be moments when you’ll have to see through them to get to the other side of the proverbial wormhole. We dare say you do that. The Xperia Z5 Premium after all is the gateway to the future of the “premium” smartphone. As Sony puts it, the Xperia Z5 Premium is “a future-proof device for the imaginations, developers and apps of the future.” And it is.The question is: is it a little way too ahead of our time?Design and build quality On first look it should appear that the Xperia Z5 Premium is the direct successor to the Xperia Z3+ which was launched six months ago. The resemblance is so uncanny. Only that the Xperia Z5 Premium is substantially bigger and…glassier. The chrome variant — which we reviewed — is so glassy you won’t need to carry a vanity mirror separately. The black and gold variants are a little subtle in comparison. But whatever colour you choose, be prepared to wipe it on a regular basis. The Xperia Z5 Premium accumulates fingerprints by the millisecond. We would have easily forgotten about it and moved on. It is after all two blocks of glass sandwiched together by a stainless steel frame, what did you expect? But you see the Xperia Z5 (and Z5 Compact) come with something called as frosted glass, which kind of puts the Xperia Z5 Premium in bad light. Sony’s super phone deserved a similar treatment, if not better.advertisementAlso read: Sony Xperia M5 Dual has lots of style and some substanceAs for Sony’s OmniBalance design — which is basically all about the boxes and sharp contours — you either like it or you don’t. It’s entirely subjective. If anything, the Xperia Z5 Premium is a little more boxed out than the Xperia Z3+. You get used to it after sometime. But what you won’t like is the phone’s sheer size. The phone weighs 180 grams and measures 7.8 mm in thickness. We understand that not all Sony phones have been slim and light-weight in the past. But, the Xperia Z5 Premium is really pushing it too far. Even the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (which is a 5.7-inch phone by the way) is slimmer and sleeker than the Xperia Z5 Premium. And that thing has a stylus inside it!The boxy appearance sets the Z5 Premium apart from the Galaxies and the iPhones. It certainly looks premium (and well worth that huge price tag, to some extent) but it most certainly doesn’t feel that way. Sharp edges — understandably there to protect the glass — are a little too sharp to our liking. On a phone, as gigantic as this, a softer or textured finish would have been nicer.On the plus side, the Xperia Z5 Premium has been designed to withstand harsher environment. Sony’s super phone comes with IP68 certification which makes it dust-proof and water-resistant over 1.5 meters and for 30 minutes, something that rival top tier phones fail to offer. Best part, it’s free from any flimsy flap or covering to hold on to its water-proofing credentials. Note that Sony advises against dunking the phone in water directly, but it should hold well against accidental spillage and rain.The Xperia Z5 Premium also includes a new fingerprint scanner on the side. It’s fairly quick and very responsive even though this is Sony’s first attempt at giving you one.Also read: Sony Xperia Z5 is the best phone ever made by SonyDisplay The Xperia Z5 Premium has a 5.5-inch IPS screen with a 3840×2160 pixels resolution which roughly translates to a mammoth 806ppi. That’s way too many pixels on a phone. That ladies and gentlemen is what they call 4K. That’s the kind of stuff you get on high-end TVs. Sadly, that’s also the biggest clichs of the Xperia Z5 Premium. You see it has trouble deciding whether to 4K or not to 4K most of the time and that’s necessarily not a good thing.advertisementThe Xperia Z5 Premium renders images mostly — a good 9.5 out of 10 times — in fullHD (1080p), not even in QuadHD (2K). This means most of the stuff you will view on the Xperia Z5 Premium’s 4K screen will actually be in FullHD. The reason is that the phone doesn’t support 4K natively. Rather it upscales content (which isn’t 4K) to that resolution when the need arises.If you were thinking that you’ll be treated with eye-popping 4K detail the very moment you power up the phone, that’s not happening. A large part of it, of course, has to do with the fact that Android Lollipop (that’s there on the phone) doesn’t support 4K resolution natively. Then again, many would say Sony could have worked around this chink to offer true 4K on a phone that’s supposed to be a great deal about that. The company says the reason why the phone “displays most of the content (including the homescreen and apps) in 1080p or lower is to optimise performance, power consumption and battery stamina.”Also read: Sony Xperia C4 Dual reviewThe “numbered” times it does do 4K, it does beautifully. This includes “4K content you’ve captured using your device or third-party 4K content from streaming services” like Netflix (not available in India). There’s a catch in that latter part too. Majority of 4K content streaming and subscription services and YouTube haven’t been optimised for mobile yet. YouTube, for instance, recognises the Xperia Z5 Premium as a FullHD phone and doesn’t offer 4K content directly on it. It is the phone that upscales it to 4K.Sony’s upscaling algorithm is extended and limited to the phone’s gallery (album and video) app. The Xperia Z5 Premium boosts all content that’s available in gallery to 4K automatically. This can be best seen while viewing images. The difference is there though how useful you are going to find it depends on how much you care about the display and sharpness of the image.At all other times the screen of the Xperia Z5 Premium is an average affair when compared with rival phones. It doesn’t get as bright and punchy as the Super AMOLED panel of the Note 5. On the contrary it appears slightly on the dimmer side. This affects outdoor legibility to an extent.Software The Xperia Z5 Premium runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop-based Xperia UI which is Sony’s custom skin. It’s a heavily customised take on Android but we don’t mind it. Even though most of the things have received a fresh coat of paint — Sony style — the user interface is polished, something that you’d expect from a top-tier company like Sony. More importantly, it takes no genius to get used to. Just an odd couple of swipes through the UI, and the user will be at home with things. A good user interface is one which is smooth and easy to be acquainted with. Sony’s Xperia UI has both these areas covered.advertisementThe approach is pretty straight forward. There are multiple home screens and an app drawer in line with Google’s vision for Android. However, unlike Google’s own launcher, the Xperia app drawer allows you to have a transparent background which looks good, especially if you’re the one who treasures wallpapers. The wallpaper you set is automatically reflected in the background in the app drawer.The app drawer gives you access to a number of ‘small apps’ in the form of app shortcuts that open up as mini windows on the home screen for quick access. This allows for some multitasking, although it’s nowhere comparable to Samsung’s multi-window support.Although the Xperia UI is spot-on in terms of usability and is smooth and lag-free for the most part, Sony could have cut the fat off some bloat or unwanted apps.Performance The Xperia Z5 Premium rocks a 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, coupled with Adreno 430 GPU and 3GB RAM. Performance is at par with rival phones from Samsung and Apple, if not better. Although it has the same hardware set as the Xperia Z5, the Xperia Z5 Premium feels slightly peppier on usage. That being said, the pricier Z5 Premium also has the tendency to run warmer in comparison.The Snapdragon 810 was one of the prime reasons for the downfall of the Xperia Z3+. The Xperia Z5 did better to manage heat depreciation. The Xperia Z5 Premium does well to keep things under control, but is a slight step back from the Xperia Z5 in this regard. It is still better than the Xperia Z3+ though.The phone runs warm on all occasions whether you are playing games, clicking photos, browsing the web or simply navigating through the UI for extended durations. Random app crashing was a common sight in the Xperia Z3+. We did not encounter any such issue with the Xperia Z5 Premium. It did get alarmingly hot while shooting 4K video (for a good 5 minutes or so) though. A positive thing about the Xperia Z5 Premium is its ability to cool down quickly.Note that most of the high-end phones (like Note 5 and LG G4) have an affinity to get warm on long usage. The Xperia Z5 Premium runs warmer in comparison.If you keep that out of the equation, the Xperia Z5 Premium is an excellent performer. But so is the Xperia Z5 (more or less) and that thing runs cooler in comparison. The Xperia Z5 Premium comes with 32GB of internal storage (22.58GB available) which is expandable by up to 200GB via microSD card.The phone comes with dual front-facing speakers which offer satisfactory audio output. They get loud, but there’s a definite lack of punch there (especially base). For a phone that costs more than Rs.60,000 audio quality is somewhat average.Phone calls made with the Xperia Z5 Premium are of acceptable quality and we did not see any call drops issues in our review unit. The phone supports 4G LTE on both SIMs.Camera The Xperia Z5 Premium sports a 23-megapixel rear camera with phase detection autofocus and LED flash. That’s the same stuff you get in the Xperia Z5. Not surprisingly then, the results are also on similar lines. But the Xperia Z5 Premium is priced a good Rs. 10,000 more so it’s bound for stricter scrutiny. While we called the camera in the Xperia Z5 as Sony’s best camera in a phone in a long time, we can’t say the same about the Z5 Premium.To begin with, the camera is slow. Phase detection autofocus is supposed to be faster than contrast autofocus and yet there are instances where the Xperia Z5 Premium takes awfully long to focus. It doesn’t matter whether you’re in good lighting or not, it is just slow. Shutter speed is good, but image processing takes a tad longer than what you get on rival phones, often frustratingly so. If that wasn’t enough, the camera app itself takes an odd second or more to snap open and close. The Xperia Z5 Premium is not your phone if you’re looking to click photos on the spur of the moment. Chances are you’ll end up missing those moments.The rear camera shoots images in 8-megapixels and 4:3 aspect ratio by default. Make sure you change that from settings to take full advantage of all those extra megapixels, although experience tells us it doesn’t take a bevy of those to capture fine pictures. Note that you can’t access some image modes, more importantly HDR at 23-megapixel setting.As for images clicked, these are pretty good. It certainly isn’t a bad camera phone; it just doesn’t better the standards set by the Xperia Z5. It’s more or less the same deal. Images clicked in good lighting conditions have excellent amount of detail and colours are true to source. We did not observe any odd metering issues in images during our time with the phone. Dynamic range is spot-on in good lighting. Macros shot with the Z5 Premium also boast of impressive amount of detail.Photos clicked in tricky light were good, but low light photos are a step down from the Xperia Z5 which is a little surprising. Images clicked in low light were disappointing for a phone that costs so much. There are better camera phones in and around this price range better suited for low light photography.The Xperia Z5 Premium comes with a 5-megapixel camera on the front that captures decent selfies ideal for posting on Facebook and the likes.You can check out the camera samples here: Sample 1 , Sample 2 , Sample 3 , Sample 4 , Sample 5 , Sample 6 , Sample 7 , Sample 8 , Sample 9 , Sample 10 . Battery The Xperia Z5 Premium uses a 3,430 mAh battery which is non-removable. Sony claims two days of battery life on this one. Sadly, that’s not the case in actual usage. Most users will be able to get close to a day of battery life.At the same time, it’s nice that Sony decided to stay put with FullHD output for the most part since 4K takes serious toll on battery life. In fact, you’ll be running out of juice in just 2.5-3 hours if you stick to watching 4K content on the phone. Mixed usage which included an hour of 1080p video playback, half an hour of GPU-intensive gaming, 45 minutes of basic games, phone calls (to the tune of one hour), some music streaming and YouTube video playback along with web browsing gave us close to 11 hours on the device.Should you buy it? The Xperia Z5 Premium is definitely a phone straight out of the future. There’s no denying that. But with great power comes great responsibility. Sadly, the Xperia Z5 Premium doesn’t exactly know what to do with all the power that Sony has crammed inside it. It’s a 4K phone that doesn’t do 4K for the most part. Take that away and it’s nothing but a super-sized Xperia Z5.As of this moment, the Xperia Z5 Premium looks more like a novelty statement than a phone for the mass market. Sure, it’s a clear sign of things to come in the future, but beyond that it’s just one of those shiny things you see in the market, talk about for some time and then move on. What is definitely a stepping stone in Sony’s timeline (and the smartphone world in general) isn’t something you actually need right now. Long term Sony fans should try the Xperia Z5 for all intents and purposes. For others, there are certainly better options.last_img read more

Joana reveals she rejected footballer Dani’s proposal twice before marriage

first_imgTottenham Hotspur appoint Jose Mourinho as manager Miquel Blazquez Font to emerge as a competent sports journalist in the sporting world Spanish supermodel Joana Sanz has revealed that she took her time before accepting Brazilian footballer Dani Alves’s marriage proposal. She secretly married him in Ibiza in 2015. Joana recently told Spanish magazine La Vanguardia that she rejected his proposals twice before saying yes and it was only when he proposed the third time she agreed to marry him.Related News MSSA: Harsh fires Campion into final “Dani asked me in the hotel room alone. We do not like putting on a show. It was splendid… he already asked me three times,” said Joana. Meanwhile, she added that the secret to their relationship is laughter. “There is humour for a while and I think that over the years it will be more. It also unites us a lot as we think exactly the same. We finish each other’s sentences. It’s scary,” she said. Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updateslast_img read more

How Virender Sehwag once toyed with this Pakistani leg-spinner

first_imgIndia vs Pakistan is perhaps the biggest rivalry in the game of cricket. People might argue that it is not as big as the Ashes but no contest can stir more passion than an India-Pakistan tie.The political tensions between the neighbouring nations and the shared history mean emotions always run high when these two teams meet.India and Pakistan have not played a lot of bilateral cricket since the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai. However, there was a time in the early 2000s when the arch-rivals played Test cricket against each other fairly often.During the earlier days, the rivalries between Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Sachin Tendulkar, Shoaib Akhtar and Virender Sehwag kept everyone at the edge of their seats.How Sachin Tendulkar broke the ice with a young Virender SehwagThe players from either side have had mutual respect and enjoy great camaraderie.Obviously then, there have been some funny instances on the field where the players shared a few laughs.Sehwag narrated one such incident that took place during a Test match in Bengaluru. Present at Vikram Sathaye’s web show What the Duck along with Sachin Tendulkar, the Nawab of Najafgarh spoke about one such episode where the bowler had no idea what was going around at the other end.”I think we were playing a Test match in Bangalore and I was in good form in that series. I made 201 in the first innings and Inzamam-Ul-Haq was standing in the slips and Kamran Akmal was the wicketkeeper. The batting went on for long, so they had a long off, long on, deep mid-wicket in place for Danish Kaneria and he was bowling at my pads.”advertisement”So, I asked Inzi bhai, ‘Call long on up’. He asked ‘Why?’ So, I said ‘I want to hit a six.’ So he laughed and said ‘You’re kidding.’ I said ‘No, I’m not kidding. Bring him up for one ball and if I don’t hit a six, send him back.’ So he called the long on to mid on and Kaneria bowled and I hit a six and then he sent him back. So Kaneria was angry and was like ‘Why did you call him ahead?’ He replied, ‘You just bowl.’ He didn’t know the story, so such incidents happened with Inzamam,” Sehwag said as the other two kept laughing.He went on to add that Inzamam is a great man and the duo shared a brotherly bond.”I had a brotherly relation with him,” Sehwag said.The incident Sehwag referred to took place in the third Test between in 2005, when Pakistan toured India. Pakistan scored 570 runs after batting first and India were bowled out for 449 with Sehwag making 201. The batsman eventually fell to Kaneria itself after handing an easy catch back to the leg-spinner.Pakistan came out and scored 261/2 before declaring and handed India a target of 383 to win the Test. In reply, the hosts were bowled out for 214 and lost the match by 168 runs. The three-match Test series was drawn 1-1. The first match in Mohali ended in a draw while the second in Kolkata was won by India by a margin of 195 runs.last_img read more

Cantona criticises ‘defensive’ Mourinho

first_imgJosé Mourinho Cantona criticises Mourinho’s ‘defensive’ tactics: It’s not Man Utd Stephen Darwin Last updated 1 year ago 21:33 11/24/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Jose Mourinho Man Utd 2017 Getty Images José Mourinho Manchester United Manchester United v Brighton & Hove Albion Premier League The Frenchman claims to “love” the United boss but has suggested that he prefers watching the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona Eric Cantona has stated that while he loves Jose Mourinho, he would prefer to see his Manchester United side play more attacking football.The Portuguese has come in for criticism for a perceived defensive style, particularly away from home, with the Red Devils having scored four goals in their last six matches on the road in all competitions.United 5/1 to beat Brighton 3-0 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 Mourinho defended his tactics in his pre-match press conference on Friday although United legend Cantona believes he should adopt a more attacking approach.He told BBC Radio Four: “He is playing in this defensive way, which is not the identity of Manchester United.”Asked if he would prefer Pep Guardiola to be in charge, he added: “Manchester United, it’s like Barcelona. I love Mourinho. I like his charisma, he is very clever, he takes all the pressure on him. I said before he joined Manchester United, I love the man. And I love Guardiola too.”Both are great, but I prefer attacking football, when it’s more creative. It’s the way I tried to play all my career.”United are my club. They are my blood more than my club, but if I watch a game today I prefer more creative games.”Like Barcelona or the Real Madrid of [Zinedine] Zidane, where you have players like [Luka] Modric or [Toni] Kroos who are the brains of the team.”United face Brighton in the Premier League on Saturday looking to bounce back following the 1-0 defeat to FC Basel in the Champions League.last_img read more

Notre Dame Fans Are Furious With The Final AP Poll

first_imgA fan sitting in the stands dressed as Notre Dame's mascot.2 Nov 1996: The University of Notre Dame Leprachaun mascot leads the crowd during the Fighting Irish 54-27 win over Navy in Dublin, Ireland. Mandatory Credit: Billy Stickland/ALLSPORTThe final top 25 polls of the 2018 college football season have been released following the College Football Playoff national title game.Notre Dame fans aren’t happy.The Fighting Irish, who finished the season at 12-1 with their lone loss coming against national title-winning Clemson, are No. 5 in the final Associated Press top 25.The Irish come in at No. 5 in the final AP Poll of the 2018-19 season. #GoIrish ☘️ pic.twitter.com/8qGAiNaftg— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) January 8, 2019Notre Dame fans believe their team should be higher – at No. 3, at least.Ridiculous.. only loss is to National Champion team..— Beth Deco (@elizadeco) January 8, 2019Only loss to the National Champion and OU and OSU jump us? OU has 2 losses. Not that it matters but the hate continues.— Mike Eulitz (@NdEulitz) January 8, 2019Wait!28 pt loss by bama, 29 pt loss by 2 loss osu, 2 loss OU & 27 pt loss by ND…and THIS is the result?? Gtfo— Le imroc (@le_imroc) January 8, 2019Congratulations ND…however, your only loss was to the National Champions. I think you should have been #3. Great season! Looking forward to next year! #GoIrish— Mary Walberg (@MaryWalberg) January 8, 2019That’s ridiculous— WarrenGRPH (@Urirx98) January 8, 2019Of course, the final top 25 polls don’t really matter.If Notre Dame goes undefeated again in 2019, the Fighting Irish will be back in the College Football Playoff.Brian Kelly’s team is projected to start the 2019 season ranked inside the top 10.last_img read more

MI crush SRH as debutant Alzarri Joseph records best ever bowling figure in IPL history

first_img view more view less 46 (26) 136/7 Kieron Pollard (MUM) K. Pollard (MUM) 2/21 (4) Indian Premier League, 2019 96 Deepak Hooda (HYD) D. Hooda (HYD) Hyderabad HYD Mumbai MUM – Toss: HYD elected to field view full scorecard 20 (24) (17.4) 6/12 (3.4) 136/7 Hyderabad HYD No data available! Series Status: Player Of The Match: Alzarri Joseph advertisement commentary graphs (20.0) Top Batsmen Top Batsmen Mumbai beat Hyderabad by 40 runs MI crush SRH as debutant Alzarri Joseph records best ever bowling figure in IPL historyIPL 2019: Alzarri Joseph (6 for 12) recorded the best ever bowling figure in IPL history as Mumbai Indians defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 40 runs. Super Over vs Top Bowlers Top Bowlers 96 Mumbai MUM Rahul Chahar (MUM) R. Chahar (MUM) Indian Premier League, 2019 Time: (GMT) | 20:00 (Local Time) (17.4) Scorecard Indian Premier League, 2019, Match 19 Referee: Javagal Srinath (IND) Umpires: Nitin Menon (IND), Anil Dandekar (IND) and Marais Erasmus (SA) Match Ended Mumbai Match Ended Rajarshi Gupta HyderabadApril 6, 2019UPDATED: April 6, 2019 23:48 IST Alzarri Joseph created an IPL record in his first-ever match in the Indian Twenty20 league on Saturday ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSDebutant Alzarri Joseph (6 for 12) recorded the best ever bowling figure in IPL history to script MI’s winMumbai Indians (136 for 7) defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad (96 all out) by 40 runs on SaturdayRahul Chahar, the young leg-spinner picked up two wickets including that of BairstowAlzarri Joseph picked up a six-wicket haul on IPL debut while Rahul Chahar got the key wickets of Jonny Bairstow as Mumbai Indians defended 136 to defeat Sunrisers Hyderabad by xx runs in Hyderabad on Saturday in the 19th match of the 2019 Indian Premier League. | SRH vs MI – Highlights |Playing in his first ever IPL match, Alzarri Joseph struck with his first delivery to dismiss dangerman David Warner and removed Vijay Shankar in his second over. He returned for his second spell and dismissed Deepak Hooda to all but close the door on Sunrisers Hyderabad who had won their three previous matches.SRH would have fancied their chances even after Kieron Pollard blasted 46 not out off 26 balls to haul Mumbai Indians out of a tough spot to 136 for 7 off their 20 overs.Jonny Bairstow and David Warner have been in sensational form this season and were involved in three successive century-plus partnerships for the opening wicket. But Rohit Sharma introduced Chahar early in the attack and the young leg-spinner responded by getting rid of Bairstow.The debutant wreaks havoc here in Hyderabad as the @mipaltan win by 40 runs.Alzarri Joseph with the best ever bowling figures in #VIVOIPLScorecard – https://t.co/kzyaotA3mE #SRHvsMI pic.twitter.com/bZECzrjZCEIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 6, 2019The pick of the bowlers, however, as Alzarri Joseph who picked up a wicket in each of his first two overs and then removed Deepak Hooda (20) and Rashid Khan (0) off successive balls to set up a memorable win for Mumbai Indians.advertisementJoseph became the 2nd man to take a five-wicket haul on IPL debut when he dismissed Bhuvneshwar Kumar in his final over. Joseph was not done yet; he dismissed Siddharth Kaul and finished with figures of 6 for 12 off 3.4 overs as SRH crashed to 96 all out.These are now the best ever bowling figures in the IPL.Earlier in the evening, SRH won the toss and decided to field. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, the skipper, would have been happy with the way his bowling colleagues responded. Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav and Quinton de Kock were dismissed inside the first 10 overs. The hard-hitting Krunal Pandya fell in the 12th over as MI slipped to 63 for 4.Ishan Kishan replaced Yuvraj Singh in the playing XI but did precious little – he was run out for 17. When Hardik Pandya fell in the 17th over, Mumbai Indians were 86 for 6.However, Kieron Pollard smashed 2 fours and 4 sixes to keep the winning momentum on for Mumbai Indians.On WeWednesdayMI had defeated defending champions Chennai Super Kings. Three days later, they went to Hyderabad to defeat 2018 IPL runners-up Sunrisers Hyderabad. Mumbai Indians are back in form and how.Also 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 Alzarri JosephFollow Mumbai IndiansFollow Sunrisers HyderabadFollow Kieron PollardFollow IPL 2019Follow SRH vs MI (20.0) Hyderabad Alzarri Joseph (MUM) A. Joseph (MUM) last_img read more

Dynagas Chooses GE Power Conversion for Sustainable …

first_imgzoom Greek shipping company Dynagas said that it wants to support a cleaner environment through safe and efficient transportation of clean-burning liquid natural gas (LNG).“Dynagas recognizes its responsibilities to the industry to deliver its service in a safe, reliable and economically competitive manner,” Mr. Manos M. Migadis, new building project team manager at Dynagas says. He further says, “The goal of the company, the LNG shipping arm of the George Prokopiou group, is to grow in size and reputation and expand its ability to serve the industry.”Two new dual-fuel-powered LNG carriers just handed over to Dynagas by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI)—the Arctic Aurora and the Yenisei River—are the first part of the latest and possibly clearest demonstration of the company’s intent. Dynagas also will take delivery of five other LNG carriers over the next two years, all equipped with innovative and energy-efficient variable-speed electrical power and propulsion systems developed and constructed by GE’s Power Conversion business.“Dynagas has a strong commitment to reliable, well-proven and energy-efficient propulsion systems,” says Paul English, marine business leader at GE Power Conversion. “Earlier vessels have been equipped with steam propulsion, so we are very happy that HHI, which is a long-term customer of GE and a strong advocate of our induction motor-based systems, has convinced Dynagas of the merit of our technology.”For each vessel, GE will supply a fully integrated power and propulsion package that includes a MV7000-series induction motor, alternator, converter, transformers and switchboard. Each package is fully tested on a real-time simulator (RTS) that creates conditions at sea at GE Power Conversion’s Power and Control Integration System Centre of Excellence (PCIS COE) in Belfort, France, before being shipped for installation by HHI at its shipyard in Ulsan, Korea.GE’s MV7000 drive technology delivers efficient and flexible control of electric power, which is some 30 percent more efficient than steam-based mechanical power and is now used across a broad range of applications and industries. The fully integrated package is backed up by a global team with technical expertise.Since 2006, GE has supplied 37 electrical power and propulsion systems for LNG carriers. Paul English says the company expects further growth in the market and anticipates further opportunities, especially in BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) and other emerging national economies.GE, October 28, 2013last_img read more

PM expresses anguish over loss of lives in Mumbai building collapse incident

first_imgNew Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday expressed anguish over the death of 12 people after a building collapsed in Mumbai. He said the state government and the National Disaster Response Force are working on rescue operations. “Collapse of a building in Mumbai’s Dongri is anguishing. My condolences to the families of those who lost their lives. I hope the injured recover soon. “Maharashtra government, NDRF and local authorities are working on rescue operations & assisting those in need,” the Prime Minister’s Office tweeted quoting Modi. At least 12 persons were killed after a four-storey residential building collapsed in south Mumbai’s congested Dongri area Tuesday, trapping over 40 people under the debris, civic officials said there.last_img read more

Kimiko Glenn Is Turning Up The Heat To Save Dogs Lives

first_imgStanding in front of a smashed car window with a crow bar in one hand and a rescued dog in the other, Orange Is the New Black actor Kimiko Glenn appears in a lifesaving new campaign for PETA proclaiming, “The Car Is Insured, but the Dog’s Life Is Irreplaceable. Do Whatever It Takes—Don’t Leave Dogs to Die in Hot Cars.”Kimiko Glenn’s PETA AdIn an accompanying video spot, she reminds people that temperatures can soar in parked cars, killing children and animals in mere minutes.“I’m from Arizona, and I know it turns into an oven in that car. Whether the windows are cracked or not, dogs can die within 10 to 15 minutes,” Glenn says. “Please, never leave your dog or child in a hot car. It’s completely dangerous, and the consequences can be fatal.”PETA — whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way” — notes that on a 78-degree day, the temperature inside a parked car can soar to up to 100 degrees in minutes and that on a 90-degree day, interior temperatures can reach as high as 109 degrees in less than 10 minutes. When a child is left in a hot vehicle, his or her body temperature can increase three to five times faster than an adult’s, and because dogs cool themselves only by panting, they can succumb to heatstroke in just 15 minutes and sustain brain damage or die as a result.If you see a child or dog in danger, take down a description of the vehicle and ask the manager in the nearest building to page the owner of the car. If the owner can’t be located, call the police and wait by the car until help arrives. Never leave the scene until the situation has been resolved.last_img read more

Remembrance Day march pays tribute to fallen

On Saturday men and women in uniform once again marched to pipes and drums down Hamilton streets.The Sunday closest to Remembrance Day is when members of the Hamilton garrison pay tribute to their fallenThis year’s events are particularly solemn given that one regiment, the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada, lost one of their own, Corporal Nathan Cirillo last month.The Remembrance Day parade Sunday was different than previous years.Part of that is due to the construction at the Cenotaph in Gore Park that forced reservists and veterans to march to a makeshift war memorial erected at Liuna Station instead.Mostly, it’s because recently they were marching in a funeral parade for one of their own.Lieutenant-Colonel Rick Kennedy says it’s impossible not to think of the loss of Cirillo, one of Canada’s sons.“I think it’s going to be hard not to think of Nathan Cirillo, who was so wretchedly gunned down. It hit hard for the regiment and so he will be top of mind and same with our friends from the other regiments.”This year the military is commemorating 100 years since the The Great War 75 years since World War Two.About 16 hundred Argylls were lost during those battles.The memorial used Sunday at Liuna Station will be moved to Hamilton City Hall for this Tuesday’s Remembrance Day ceremonies at 11 a.m. read more

Republicandominated House defies veto threat votes to lift US oil export ban

WASHINGTON – Defying a White House veto threat, the Republican-controlled House on Thursday approved a sweeping bill to boost U.S. energy production, lift a four-decade ban on crude oil exports and modernize the aging electric grid.The first major U.S. energy legislation in nearly a decade, the bill would also speed natural gas exports and hasten approval of natural gas pipelines across public lands. It also would advance cross-border projects such as the Keystone XL oil pipeline, which lingered for more than seven years before being rejected last month by President Barack Obama.The vote was 249-174. The Senate still must consider the measure and both houses must agree before legislation is sent to the president, who has veto power.“The days of energy scarcity are long in the rearview mirror, and passing (the energy legislation) takes an important and necessary step forward,” said Republican Representative Fred Upton, the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the bill’s chief sponsor.Passage of the legislation comes just days after Obama travelled to Paris for an international conference on climate change. Administration officials involved in negotiations are pressing for a far-reaching agreement designed to put the world on a path toward reducing the carbon pollution blamed for global warming.Democrats criticized the House bill as “backward-looking,” saying it promotes fossil fuels such as oil and gas while doing nothing to support renewable forms of energy such as solar and wind power.Rep. Frank Pallone of New Jersey, the senior Democrat on the energy panel, said the 235-page bill has a central theme that connects its many parts: “an unerring devotion to the energy of the past.”Nearly all the bill’s provisions “favour an energy policy dominated by fossil fuels and unnecessary energy use,” Pallone said. “It is the Republican Party’s 19th century vision for the future of U.S. energy policy in the 21st century.”The White House said in a veto threat this week that the bill would undermine ongoing initiatives to modernize the nation’s energy infrastructure and increase energy efficiency. The bill also would curtail the Energy Department’s ability to fully consider whether natural gas export projects are consistent with the public interest and could hamper U.S. foreign policy, the White House said.Democrats were angered that Republicans removed a provision to create a program at the Energy Department to help minorities, women and veterans build careers in the energy industry. The provision, sponsored by Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., was approved by the energy committee but removed before the bill was debated on the House floor.Rush accused Republicans of bending to the will of conservative groups that opposed the provision. Instead of helping women, minorities and veterans, Rush said Republicans were pandering to “highly privileged, desk-jockey elitists from the Heritage Foundation,” a Washington think-tank .The GOP bill “leaves women behind, it leaves veterans behind, it leaves low-income people behind, and it leaves America behind,” Rush said.The House bill includes a measure lifting a 40-year-old ban on crude oil exports. The House approved a separate bill lifting the ban in October, but the measure has not been taken up in the Senate. Supporters say lifting the ban would create jobs, boost the economy and strengthen national security by taking business away from economic and political rivals such as Russia, Iran and Venezuela.Opponents — mostly Democrats — said exporting crude oil would mainly benefit big oil companies at the expense of American consumers.The bill also includes an amendment speeding completion of environmental reviews for a proposed coal export terminal in Washington state. The Lummi Nation, a Native American tribe, says the project would violate treaty fishing rights and harm sacred sites.___Follow Matthew Daly on Twitter at http://twitter.com/MatthewDalyWDC by Matthew Daly, The Associated Press Posted Dec 3, 2015 10:01 am MDT Last Updated Dec 3, 2015 at 10:46 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Republican-dominated House defies veto threat, votes to lift U.S. oil export ban read more

Womens Basketball Juhasz and Grande bring overseas experience to Ohio State

Ohio State freshman forward Dorkha Juhasz attempts a free throw at practice. Credit: Daniel McNatt | Lantern ReporterWhile experience in Big Ten play might be limited for the Ohio State women’s basketball team this season, a few additions to the roster could use its overseas experience to help push the team further.Freshman forward Dorka Juhasz, a first-year player from Hungary, and redshirt senior guard Carmen Grande, a graduate transfer from Ball State who is originally from Spain, look to use their international experience as a means to help their new team. The team is returning only four players from last year — junior guard Jensen Caretti, redshirt senior forward Makayla Waterman, senior guard Karlie Cronin and sophomore forward Savitha Jayaraman. But Juhasz and Grande look to bring something new to the table. Juhasz is the No. 12 international player and No. 5 forward in the 2018 recruiting class, according to Prospects Nation. Juhasz also played for the Hungarian national team beginning in 2015 before coming to Ohio State. She averaged 11.7 points and 9.4 rebounds in seven games at the FIBA U19 Women’s Basketball World Cup in 2017. “I would like to be a leader here,” Juhasz said. “I feel like I got some professional experiences because I played at home [Hungary] in a professional team. I had a chance to play against WNBA players, so I think that can be an advantage.” Head coach Kevin McGuff and the Ohio State coaching staff could certainly use a player to step up into a leadership role as the season begins. The roster features more questions than answers right now, and with a healthy level of competition for starting spots, someone with professional experience who is willing to take on a leadership role early could bode well for the Buckeyes. Another player who could be bringing something new to the table is Grande, the graduate transfer point guard by way of Madrid. Grande had the second-most assists in the country in the past three years with 697. She started in all 96 games in three seasons and was No. 2 in the nation in 2017 with 9.2 assists per game. Grande was also a member of the U16 Spanish national team and played for two top professional clubs, Estudiantes and Rivas. Having had professional experience at such a young age, Grande is looking to use that experience to her advantage as a Buckeye. “I was able to train and play with and against professional players, professional point guards,” Grande said. “That just gives you more toughness, more relentlessness. You just gotta keep going and you just have to figure it out regardless of the situation. I think being in those situations has helped me just grow as a player.”While women’s basketball faces some questions, Duhasz and Grande hope to bring some added experience to this new roster. Bringing in players who pride themselves on leadership, toughness and relentlessness isn’t a bad way to start in Ohio State’s first season without former three-time Big Ten Player of the Year Kelsey Mitchell. read more

Now You Can Binge On Harry Potter Butterbeer Ice Cream

first_imgStay on target What better flavor for ice cream is there than one modeled after everyone’s favorite Harry Potter treat? I can think of fewer awesome treats than that of butterbeer, and there’s a new ice cream flavor from manufacturer Yuengling that’s meant to capture the very essence of the sweet and savory flavor. Only now you don’t have to go all the way to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter to taste your own butterbeer.Yuengling Ice Cream’s Butterbeer ice cream is made with half buttercream ice cream, half butterscotch ice cream, and a deliciously sweet butterscotch swirl. Sounds like a sugar rush and a half, but a super tasty one too.The president of Yuengling Ice Cream, David Yuengling, has huge Harry Potter fans for kids, and that’s how this flavor came about:“My kids were big Harry Potter fans, and we wanted to do something unique,” he explained.For the uninitiated, butterbeer is supposed to be a type of ale in the Harry Potter books that will absolutely get you drunk if you drink enough. But instead, it’s a non-alcoholic drink you can get in places like the Harry Potter-themed park The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and found online via various recipes.The pint of ice cream is going on sale soon, and it won’t be a special release. It’s actually going to be a regular flavor you can keep purchasing again and again and again for $3.69 – $3.99. So whenever you’re watching your favorite Harry Potter films and have a hankering for some delicious ice cream, you’ll be able to head to the grocery, skim past all the regular, boring flavors, and down some butterbeer ice cream.Perhaps the best part is the fact that you can now take official butterbeer ice cream and make butterbeer floats with it. Raise your hand if you’re about to try that. Catholic School Bans ‘Harry Potter’ Books Because SpellsToy Tuesday: The Best Animal Toys last_img read more

MCU Updates SDCC Black Panther Glows Doctor Doom Returns and Livestream

first_imgStay on target San Diego Comic Con is underway. The biggest pop culture convention of the year, SDCC is where all the major studios debut hotly anticipated trailers and reveal big news. Before the weekend even began, we knew to expect some big things out of Marvel, which is currently building toward the third Avengers movie and has a new TV show on the way. First, we finally got an up-close look at Black Panther’s vibranium suit.We’ve seen glimpses of the suit in the trailer, and of course it made its first appearance in Captain America: Civil War. Until today though, we hadn’t seen everything it can do. Marvel Studios debuted a new poster for the upcoming film featuring star Chadwick Boseman (of course), Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye and Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger. What’s really capturing fans’ attention is a new feature of Black Panther’s suit. The image of the poster comes from Reddit user ashtonknapp. (Via Reddit, Marvel Studios)Yes, the suit glows. If you’ve been reading the recent Black Panther comics, written by Ta-Nehisi Coates, you’ve seen his suit do this before. This poster confirms that the movie is bringing that detail from the comics into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. At this point, we don’t actually know what those glowing areas do, other than make the suit look even cooler. Given that T’Challa’s battle suit is made from vibranium, an element that can absorb and redistribute energy, it’s possible that the glowing assists with that. Maybe those parts of his suit allow him to store kinetic energy during a fight, and strategically unleash it on his opponents.We’ll find out for sure when the movie comes on next February. Until then, we’ll be on the lookout for the biggest Marvel Studios news to come out of their 90-minute panel on Saturday. Hulk actor Mark Ruffalo is already teasing fans about what Marvel has in store for us. On July 13, he tweeted this: #MarvelSDCC is finally here! Stop by our booth (#2329) to check out GIANT Lockjaw from “Marvel’s Inhumans” and unlock a Snapchat filter. pic.twitter.com/cVsDFKEjpl— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) July 20, 2017Marvel’s Inhumans will also be the first TV show to premiere in IMAX. IMAX theaters all over the United States will show the first two episodes of the series on Labor Day weekend, with the show airing on ABC September 29th.(Via Marvel)Finally, Marvel Studios isn’t the only place cranking out Marvel movies (as much as they’d like to be). During Thursday night’s panel for FX’s Legion, director Noah Hawley told the audience he was working with FOX on another Marvel character, Variety reports. “I’ll just say two words,” Hawley announced at the end of the panel. “The first word is ‘Doctor,’ and the next one is ‘Doom.’”FOX still owns the movie rights to all the Fantastic Four characters, but unlike with the X-Men, the studio just can’t seem to do right by them. They released their first Fantastic Four movie in 2005, which tried so hard to be a serious superhero epic but fell flat. Their second attempt, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer leaned into the goofy, silver age aspects of the characters, and was actually pretty fun as a result. Then there was that attempt at a reboot in 2015. The less said about that the better.Taking a break from the Fantastic Four and just making a movie about their most famous adversary might be FOX’s best shot at doing something good with these characters. And since Noah Hawley is directing, we can at least be sure the movie is in good hands. As he proved with Legion, Hawley is absolutely capable of bringing something new to the superhero genre. He’s clearly not interested in telling the same story everyone else has told a thousand times over.  He can take the most famous comics stories and turn them into something strange, surreal and terrifying. I can’t wait to see what he does with Doctor Doom.Follow the Marvel SDCC Day 2 live stream here!Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Tom Holland Responds to Disney-Sony Spider-Man Feud‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington Joins Marvel’s &#… Marvel Fans… I just saw a preview of what Marvel is showing at Comic-Con. You are about to get your mind blown! Best I’ve seen yet. Kaboom— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) July 13, 2017Of course, he doesn’t say exactly what Marvel plans to show, but that’s one big promise to make. What could possibly be in the best Marvel Studios footage Ruffalo has seen yet. The obvious answer is something from Avengers: Infinity War. That’s the big event they’re hyping up right now, but there are two other movies still to come that we’re all incredibly excited for. It wouldn’t be out of line to expect Marvel to combine footage from Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, and Avengers: Infinity War to get us all hyped for the road ahead. We’ll be keeping an eye out for this “mind-blown” footage after Marvel’s SDCC panel tomorrow.Big screen superheroes aren’t the only thing Marvel Studios has in store for Comic Con. They also revealed a full trailer for ABC’s upcoming Inhumans series. There are things about it that look great, and things about it that don’t look so great. Most importantly though, it features Lockjaw, the royal family’s giant teleporting dog. He’s such a good boy.Yes, the dialog is cheesy and so is a lot of the acting, but the Inhumans’ designs look really cool. Plus, we finally get to see Medusa’s hair in action. Her wig and costume has been a point of contention among fans after Marvel debuted the poster and teaser trailer earlier this year. Some have even gone as far as to claim the show’s costume isn’t even as good as many cosplayers’. I think that’s taking things a little far, and now that we got to see her hair do its thing, those complaints should die down a little. Hey, no matter how the story turns out, the powers on display here should lead to some pretty fun action scenes.And hey, don’t forget Lockjaw! No matter how we end up feeling about the rest of the series, Lockjaw is sure to be a big favorite among fans. It’s impossible to look at those gigantic (literal) puppy dog eyes and not want your own giant teleporting buddy. Marvel appears to know that as well. At their booth at Comic Con, they unveiled a massive Lockjaw statue fans can get pictures with. If you’re lucky enough to be attending the show this weekend, make sure you stop by and tell him what a good boy he is.last_img read more

Andriy Yarmolenko faces sixmonth absence for West Ham

first_imgWest Ham United will likely be without Andriy Yarmolenko for approximately six months after he had Achilles surgeryThe 28-year-old winger was withdrawn in Saturday’s 1-0 Premier League defeat to Tottenham.Now West Ham announced on Monday that Yarmolenko has undergone successful surgery to repair the damaged Achilles tendon.Head of Medical Services Richard Collinge told the club website: “Andriy’s operation went well and we will now work hard to support him throughout the rehabilitation process.Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“His recovery will be planned very carefully and we have every confidence that he will return to full fitness within the scheduled timeframe.”The former Borussia Dortmund player has scored twice in 10 appearances for West Ham this season.Manuel Pellegrini’s side are 14th in the Premier League table and will next travel to Leicester City on Saturday.last_img read more

French soccer team visits Nicklaus Childrens Hospital

first_imgPatients @Nicklaus4Kids were overjoyed to meet soccer stars from @PSG_inside today. Thank you for bringing smiles to so many families! pic.twitter.com/M2f2jV9v3b— Nicklaus Children’s (@Nicklaus4Kids) July 20, 2017“For us, it’s a nice opportunity to give them a nice day and make them happy, spend some time with them, and hopefully make them happier,” said Saint-Germain player Kevin Trapp. What a great moment with the children of the @Nicklaus4Kids ! @FondationPSG #ParisLovesUS pic.twitter.com/AWn8B9b4o4 SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – An international soccer team made the play of the day at a South Florida children’s hospital.Players from the Paris Saint-Germain Football Club showed up at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital for a soccer-themed celebration, Thursday afternoon.The young patients received autographs and some even showed off their soccer skills.center_img — PSG Officiel (@PSG_inside) July 20, 2017The team is set to play Juventus at Hard Rock Stadium next Wednesday as part of the International Champions Cup.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Wilmingtons UniFirst Names 2019 Aldo Croatti and Ronald D Croatti Scholarship Recipients

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — UniFirst Corporation, a North American leader in providing customized work uniform programs, corporate attire, and facility service products, recently announced the 2019 recipients of the company’s Aldo Croatti and Ronald D. Croatti scholarships.“UniFirst has always valued higher education and remains committed to helping our employee Team Partners and their families achieve their educational goals,” says UniFirst President and CEO, Steven Sintros. “These scholarships honor the legacies of two former UniFirst leaders who were big supporters of continuing education and professional development for our staff. I’d like to personally congratulate UniFirst’s 2019 scholarship recipients —we wish them all well in their educational journeys.”Named for Aldo Croatti, who founded UniFirst in Boston, MA, in 1936, The Aldo Croatti Scholarship was established in 2004 to encourage and assist children of UniFirst Team Partners in their academic pursuits. Since its inception, UniFirst has granted 191 of these scholarships totaling nearly $400,000.Each year, 12 Aldo Croatti scholarships are awarded to students enrolled or enrolling in full-time undergraduate studies at an accredited two- or four-year college or vocational/technical school. Applications are open to children of full-time UniFirst or subsidiary Team Partners who have a minimum of one year of employment with the company.The 2019 Aldo Croatti Scholarship recipients are as follows:1. Nia BardOwensboro, KYUniversity of Louisville2. Rachel CainDyer, INUniversity of Indianapolis3. Kaycee CrossAmarillo, TXUniversity of Texas—Austin4. Hannah DorrisSylvania, OHUniversity of Toledo5. Samantha GriegoAlbuquerque, NMUniversity of New Mexico6. Victoria KishSalem, NHAmerican University7. Brina LinderHolcomb, KSColby Community College8. Jacob MarcusManchester, NHCollege of the Holy Cross9. Myah-Raye VickersRandolph, NJCounty College of Morris10. Alexandra WilsonWaterford, PAGannon University11. Cortlyn WolfeTopeka, KSBaker University12. Gabija ZiemyteOwensboro, KYUniversity of KentuckyEstablished in 2015, The Ronald D. Croatti Scholarship was named after Aldo’s son Ronald Croatti who took over executive leadership of the company from his father in 1991. He served as UniFirst’s Chairman, President, and CEO until his passing in 2017. This scholarship offers financial assistance to full-time UniFirst Team Partners who enroll in full- or part-time undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or vocational/technical school for an entire academic year. To date, UniFirst has awarded 44 scholarships totaling about $170,000 since it first began.Congratulations to the following UniFirst employee Team Partner recipients of the Ronald D. Croatti Scholarship.1. Wilfrido AbreuWatervliet, NYExcelsior College2. Bob BastienColumbus, OHColumbus State Community College3. Diann CrossBirmingham, ALJefferson State Community College4. Todd CulbersonOoltewah, TNBryan College – Dayton5. Jennifer DraneSomers, CTAsnuntuck Community College6. Kelly FairchildSummerfield, FLGrand Canyon University7. Rochelle GaudetteFall River, MASouthern New Hampshire University8. Sarah GillisWilmington, MASouthern New Hampshire University9. Lori HoaglandOwensboro, KYBrescia University10. Robert KeiserSeabrook, NHSouthern New Hampshire University11. Christine Tello–LorenzGroveland, MAWilliam James College“I’m so excited and thankful to receive my scholarship from UniFirst,” says Victoria Kish, one of the 2019 Aldo Croatti Scholarship recipients. “College has become increasingly expensive and this scholarship will go a long way to help offset some of those costs.”About UniFirstHeadquartered in Wilmington, Mass., UniFirst Corporation (NYSE: UNF) is a North American leader in the supply and servicing of uniform and workwear programs, as well as the delivery of facility service programs. Together with its subsidiaries, the company also provides first aid and safety products, and manages specialized garment programs for the cleanroom and nuclear industries. UniFirst manufactures its own branded workwear, protective clothing, and floorcare products; and with more than 250 service locations, over 300,000 customer locations, and 14,000-plus employee Team Partners, the company outfits nearly 2 million workers each business day. For more information, contact UniFirst at 800.455.7654 or visit UniFirst.com.(NOTE: The above press release is from UniFirst via PR Newswire.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Businesswoman Honored By YWCA Northeastern MassachusettsIn “Business”BUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s UniFirst Celebrates 18th Annual Founder’s DayIn “Business”BUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s UniFirst Announces 2018 Scholarship RecipientsIn “Business”last_img read more