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NBA explores limiting act-of-shooting leeway

NBA owners may be asked to limit the motions that players can take and still be considered in the act of shooting, ESPN reported Monday. The proposed rule tweak is based on plays when shooters substantially varied their shots as they attempt to initiate contact with defenders and draw fouls. In a meeting Monday, the league’s competition committee explored how much time and how much movement a player can employ in shooting the ball, according to ESPN. The committee includes some owners, general managers, coaches, players and referees. Teams were provided with a video that shows some of the discussed maneuvers, with players leaning to one side or far forward or backward to cre…

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Getting to know Roni Meneses

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2021 09:11:20 +0000

By NEIL RAMOS Who would’ve thought? Former PBA star Vergel Meneses’ youngest, Roni Meneses, is all grown up and she is a hottie. In fact, she is among candidates vying for the Miss Philippines Earth title this year. Well, it isn’t as if she is new to pageantry. Roni was crowned Miss Mandaluyong last year. […]


Western Visayas docs call for help from nat’l gov’t amid COVID-19 surge

ILOILO CITY—-Doctors in Western Visayas on Tuesday appealed for help from the national government amid a surge in COVID-19 cases in the region. In a letter to Health Secretary Francisco Duque III and COVID-19 vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr., the Western Visayas chapter of the Philippine College of Physicians (PCP) also asked for more COVID-19 vaccines, medical supplies, and equipment, including ventilators and high-flow nasal cannula. “With the current surge of COVID-19 cases in Iloilo City and Iloilo Province, we internists and frontliners have visualized and evaluated the current situation among our hospitals and health care facilities. Quality patient care has become compromis…

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Catching up with Claudia Barretto

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2021 08:50:38 +0000

By NEIL RAMOS Claudia Barretto has leveled up. She has just released her debut single with Viva Records titled “Nothing To Do” and she is excited about it. She believes the track is testament to her newfound confidence as a songwriter. Claudia relates, “I used to be insecure about my music. I was always very […]


Trae Young sparks Hawks to big win; Clippers tie series with Jazz

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2021 08:05:14 +0000

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Trae Young poured in 25 points and added 18 assists as the Atlanta Hawks rallied Monday to beat the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 4 of their second-round Eastern Conference playoff series. Young shot eight of 26 from the floor and drained three threes but he had plenty of help from his […]


Consistency holds key to Obiena’s success in Tokyo Games

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2021 07:56:30 +0000

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA Consistency is the key as far as coach Emerson Obiena is concerned when his son, pole vaulter EJ Obiena, seeks a podium finish in the Tokyo Olympics next month. EJ is currently peaking at the moment after resetting his national record to 5.85 meters at a German outdoor tilt a few days […]


Vancouver News

Days after Kamloops remains discovery, Tk'emlups families gather to unite, move ahead

Credit to Author: Ken Bradshaw| Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2021 14:29:30 +0000

Those who attended represented almost two dozen of the family names engraved on the residential school survivors’ memorial that stands near the main entrance to the former school building.


COVID-19 update for June 15: Travel restrictions lift, larger gatherings allowed starting today | Cases and hospitalizations continue to drop | More than 250,000 people register in Alberta's $1-million vaccine lotto

Credit to Author: Scott Brown| Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2021 13:42:11 +0000

Here’s your daily update with everything you need to know on the novel coronavirus situation in B.C.


Vancouver Weather: Sun, clouds, chance of showers

Credit to Author: Cheryl Chan| Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2021 13:18:46 +0000

It’s a mix of sun and clouds on Tuesday, with a chance of showers.


Science News

Edge of Pine Island Glacier's ice shelf is ripping apart, causing key Antarctic glacier to gain speed
Pine Island Glacier's ice shelf lost about one-fifth of its total area between 2017 and 2020, in three dramatic collapses. Meanwhile the glacier sped up by 12 percent. The rest of the ice shelf, the authors say, could disappear much sooner than previous studies had suggested.


Dispatch Electric Scooter Is A Last-Mile Logistics Leader

Credit to Author: Jo Borrás| Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2021 02:05:15 +0000

The nimble handling, small physical footprint, and low operating costs of electric scooters make them a natural choice for couriers and local delivery companies, but the rise of last-mile delivery services over the last year has led some people to look past bikes like Vespa and NIU, and look for something a bit more specialized. […]


Study finds brain areas involved in seeking information about bad possibilities
Researchers have identified the brain regions involved in choosing whether to find out if a bad event is about to happen.


Technology News

Dispatch Electric Scooter Is A Last-Mile Logistics Leader

Credit to Author: Jo Borrás| Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2021 02:05:15 +0000

The nimble handling, small physical footprint, and low operating costs of electric scooters make them a natural choice for couriers and local delivery companies, but the rise of last-mile delivery services over the last year has led some people to look past bikes like Vespa and NIU, and look for something a bit more specialized. […]


Cybertruck & F-150 Lightning Demand Tied, Overall EV Demand Strong

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2021 01:50:49 +0000

If you’re a rabid fan for Tesla or a rabid fan for Ford, I’ve got bad news for both of you: demand for both of the companies’ electric trucks is about tied, according to a recent poll. If you’re more normal like the rest of us, this comes as no surprise. The Poll Consumer insight […]


Hoover Dam Reservoir Hits Record Lows Amid Extreme Drought In The American West

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2021 23:02:06 +0000

The severe drought in the American West, a result of this winter’s historically bad snowpack, has worsened after another dry week, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. Huge swaths — 88% — of the western U.S. are in drought conditions, with 26% experiencing “exceptional” drought, a figure expected to grow as summer gets underway. Forecasters […]


Vice News

Canada’s Proposed Vaping Rules Could Turn Young People Into Smokers, Users Say

Credit to Author: Naama Weingarten| Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2021 15:32:10 GMT

Ex-smokers worry the proposed regulations to cut down on nicotine in vapes might bring them back to cigarettes.


More Gravesites for Indigenous Children Discovered at Canadian Residential Schools

Credit to Author: Anya Zoledziowski| Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2021 15:51:27 GMT

After the discovery in Kamloops, Indigenous nations in Manitoba and Saskatchewan confirmed more than 100 more children so far, with more expected across Canada.


Man Alleged to Have Murdered Muslim Family Charged With Terrorism

Credit to Author: Mack Lamoureux| Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2021 14:58:05 GMT

The man facing four counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder for the murder of a Muslim family in Ontario is now facing terrorism charges.


Immigration

Validate your ideas for your dream start-up before moving to execution

Credit to Author: Guest Author| Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2021 13:19:25 +0000

Did you know that 85 per cent of start-ups fail in their first six months due to inadequate idea validation? Propelled by the excitement of starting a new business, founders move right from idea to execution, and rush into website development, logo and design, technology set-up, etc.

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Canada’s business leaders demand plan to reopen borders

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2021 14:20:43 +0000

Canadian business groups, are urging the federal government to come up with a comprehensive plan to reopen the economy and international borders. On June 14, the Canadian Travel and Tourism Roundtable called on the federal government to release the plan immediately. The government has not yet published a comprehensive reopening plan for international travel, particularly […]

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Canada to amend citizenship oath and guide to include Indigenous people

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2021 09:00:39 +0000

Indigenous people will soon be included in Canada’s citizenship oath, and guide. Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino announced the upcoming changed on June 14. The main announcement was that Indigenous people could reclaim their traditional name on citizenship and permanent residency documents. In addition to that announcement, Canada also committed to update the citizenship guide to […]

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Sports

MLB, MLBPA, Cuba reach deal for players to sign
Major League Baseball, its players’ association and the Cuban Baseball Federation reached an agreement that will allow players from the island nation to sign big league contracts without defecting.


Source: Panthers shutting down Cam Newton
The Carolina Panthers are not expected to play Cam Newton for the final two games because of a shoulder injury and the fact that the team is all but eliminated from playoff contention.


UGA lands Dean in latest recruiting win vs. Bama
Georgia landed a commitment Wednesday from linebacker Nakobe Dean, the No. 23 ranked prospect overall who chose the Bulldogs over Alabama, Ole Miss, Auburn and LSU.


Thunder’s Felton, Schroder suspended 1 game
Oklahoma City guards Raymond Felton and Dennis Schroder were suspended for one game without pay Wednesday for leaving the bench area during an altercation and participating in the melee that spilled over into the stands.


‘Heartbroken’ Leonard eyes 40 tackles vs. Giants
Colts rookie linebacker Darius Leonard, who leads the league with 146 tackles, said he was “heartbroken” at being passed over for the Pro Bowl. He said he wants to get 40 tackles against the Giants on Sunday.


Decorated swimmer Missy Franklin retires at 23
Missy Franklin, a five-time Olympic gold medalist, announced her retirement at age 23, citing chronic shoulder pain as the impetus for her decision.