News Organisation BelarusEurope – Central Asia RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” News Receive email alerts BelarusEurope – Central Asia The government is planning to arm itself with every possible weapon to ensure tight control of the Internet through the latest legal provisions. After locking down the traditional media, the regime is ramping up its Internet offensive to intimidate members of the civil society who have found refuge within its portals.A new liberticidal decreeOn February 1, 2010, President Lukashenko signed a Presidential Decree on “Measures to Improve the Use of the National Segment of the Internet Network,” which provides for a strong censorship overseen by the presidency. The decree requires that Internet service providers (ISPs) identify and register all Internet access media (computers, telephones, etc.). Cyber café customers will need to identify themselves, and each connection will be recorded and maintained for one year. The same rule applies to shared connection users (i.e., co-owners). Finally, the Decree provides for the creation of an “Analysis Center” that will report to the presidency and be responsible for content surveillance prior to any dissemination over the Internet. This Center will assign domain names and be empowered to order ISPs to close a website. The latter will then have 24 hours to comply. Sites can also be shut down at an ordinary citizen’s request, thereby introducing a form of online denunciation. The thirty-odd existing ISPs must use the bandwidth provided by Belpak, an affiliate of Beltelekom that occupies a monopoly position, thus facilitating control and surveillance.More-than-dubious intentions denounced by the international communityThe President of Belarus tries to appear reassuring: every individual will be free to do whatever he wants on the Internet: The purpose of the Decree is to “protect the rights of Belarussian citizens, the society and the state in the field of information,” to defend morality and intellectual property, and to encourage further growth of the Internet for economic purposes. Only it is difficult to believe someone who, several months ago, had announced his intention to “eliminate anarchy on the Internet” while referring to the Chinese model. No one has been duped: his real aim is to prevent the opposition from expressing their views on the Internet just before the 2011 presidential elections. The Decree is slated to enter into force in July 2010.The European Union has chosen to take a tougher stand toward the “last European dictatorship” by qualifying this Decree as “a step in the wrong direction.” The EU and the OSCE are currently reviewing the text to determine whether or not it is compatible with the commitments that Belarus has made with those two bodies.A vibrant online civil society, despite the crackdownNearly three million Belarussians actively surf the Web. Dissidents, independent journalists and the civil society as a whole have found the Internet to be a space for discussion and exchanges of opinion that no longer exists in the traditional media. Dozens of cyber cafés in the capital, Minsk, as well as in the rest of the country, are their main access points. Since a decree issued in 2007, they have been subject to a form of surveillance by the authorities.Belarussian netizens have already paid the price of repression. Andrei Klimau, the first opposition activist to be prosecuted after posting an article on the Internet, was given a two-year prison term in August 2007 for “inciting the overthrow of the regime.” He was released in February 2008. Cyber attacks against independent sites like Charter 97 – the country’s most frequently visited opposition website – or the Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty website, are common, as are threats against their journalists, or blockings during major political events and demonstrations. The anew Press Law of August 2008 established control over online publications.The Belarus online community mobilizes quickly, and its activism is echoed within the society. In protest against the elimination of free public transport for the elderly, indignant Internet users and bloggers asked their fellow countrymen to hand out bus tokens to senior citizens. Several hundred people pitched in, and the initiative was filmed and posted on the Internet – an unmistakable way of defying the authorities, similar to what happened on “Democracy Day,” when citizens blackened one side of the token to affirm their allegiance to democracy. RSF_en May 28, 2021 Find out more to go further News Follow the news on Belarus June 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says May 27, 2021 Find out more Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown March 12, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Belarus
In our solar system, only one planet is blessed with an ocean: Earth. Our home world is a rare, blue jewel compared with the deserts of Mercury, Venus, and Mars. But what if our sun had not one but two habitable ocean worlds?Astronomers have found such a planetary system orbiting the star Kepler-62. This five-planet system has two worlds in the habitable zone — the distance from their star at which they receive enough light and warmth that liquid water could theoretically exist on their surfaces. Modeling by researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) suggests that both planets are water worlds, their surfaces completely covered by a global ocean with no land in sight.“These planets are unlike anything in our solar system. They have endless oceans,” said lead author Lisa Kaltenegger of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy and the CfA. “There may be life there, but could it be technology-based like ours? Life on these worlds would be under water with no easy access to metals, to electricity, or fire for metallurgy.Nonetheless, these worlds will still be beautiful, blue planets circling an orange star — and maybe life’s inventiveness to get to a technology stage will surprise us.”Kepler-62 is a type K star slightly smaller and cooler than our sun. The two water worlds, designated Kepler-62e and -62f, orbit the star every 122 and 267 days, respectively.They were found by NASA’s Kepler spacecraft, which detects planets that transit, or cross the face of, their host star. Measuring a transit tells astronomers the size of the planet relative to its star.Kepler-62e is 60 percent larger than Earth, while Kepler-62f is about 40 percent larger, making both of them “super-Earths.” They are too small for their masses to be measured, but astronomers expect them to be composed of rock and water, without a significant gaseous envelope.As the warmer of the two worlds, Kepler-62e would have a bit more clouds than Earth, according to computer models. More distant Kepler-62f would need the greenhouse effect from plenty of carbon dioxide to warm it enough to host an ocean. Otherwise, it might become an ice-covered snowball.“Kepler-62e probably has a very cloudy sky and is warm and humid all the way to the polar regions. Kepler-62f would be cooler, but still potentially life-friendly,” said Harvard astronomer and co-author Dimitar Sasselov.“The good news is — the two would exhibit distinctly different colors and make our search for signatures of life easier on such planets in the near future,” he added.The discovery raises the intriguing possibility that some star in our galaxy might be circled by two Earth-like worlds — planets with oceans and continents, where technologically advanced life could develop.“Imagine looking through a telescope to see another world with life just a few million miles from your own. Or, having the capability to travel between them on a regular basis. I can’t think of a more powerful motivation to become a space-faring society,” said Sasselov.Kaltenegger and Sasselov’s research has been accepted for publication in The Astrophysical Journal.
Governor Wolf Tours Bryn Mawr Hospital’s New Patient Pavilion and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Healthcare, Press Release, Public Health Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf joined Main Line Health System and Bryn Mawr Hospital administration and staff on a tour of the newly renovated Bryn Mawr Hospital. The hospital recently completed a project to renovate its Warden Lobby space and construction is currently under way at a patient pavilion, a new $200 million, 200,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility that will modernize the hospital and help ensure patient comfort and convenience. The tour also included the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.“The tour of Bryn Mawr Hospital was an excellent opportunity to see the hospital and health system’s commitment to patient care and comfort; two very important aspects of health care that might be overlooked if not prioritized,” said Governor Wolf.After the tour, Governor Wolf met with health system board members and hospital administrators and staff to discuss Main Line Health System’s strategic plans and healthcare delivery transformation, including the proposed federal repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).Governor Wolf is part of a group of bipartisan governors fighting for responsible revisions to the ACA. In a letter to Congressional leadership, Wolf and Govs. John Kasich (OH), John Hickenlooper (CO), Brian Sandoval (NV), Bill Walker (AK), Terry McAuliffe (VA), John Bel Edwards (LA), and Steve Bullock (MT) outlined recommendations to improve the health insurance market, including recommendations for immediate federal action to stabilize the markets, responsible reforms that preserve recent coverage gains and control costs, and an active federal/state partnership based on innovation and a shared commitment to improve overall health system performance.Governor Wolf met with members of the Main Line Health Board of Governors; and Jack Lynch, President & CEO, Main Line Health; Andi Gilbert, President, Bryn Mawr Hospital; Andy Norton, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Main Line Health; Pat Ross, MD, System Chair of Surgery, Main Line Health; Ray Baraldi, MD, Vice President of Medical Affairs, Bryn Mawr Hospital; Michael Criscuolo, Executive Director, Bryn Mawr Hospital Foundation; Jason Arbacheski, Government Relations Manager, Main Line Health; and Marianne Harkin, Vice President, Patient Services.Bryn Mawr Hospital is a 319-bed, not-for-profit, acute-care teaching hospital dedicated to helping the community stay well ahead on the path to lifelong health. The facility was recently ranked among the state’s best hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report.The hospital offers a full range of services, including cancer care, orthopedic care, cardiovascular care, behavioral health, maternity care, bariatric surgery, neurovascular and a level III neonatal intensive care unit. September 07, 2017
Colombo: Sri Lanka have announced their 15-member squad for the upcoming Women’s T20 World Cup, set to be played in Australia from February 21 to March 8. The squad will be led by Chamari Atapattu and also includes other senior players like Shashikala Siriwardene, Udeshika Probodhani and Sugandika Kumar.The Sri Lanka selectors have also included uncapped 20-year-old medium-pace all-rounder Sathya Sandeepani in their line-up. Atapattu has played 84 ODIs and 81 T20Is for Sri Lanka and brings with her a lot of experience. IANSAlso Read: WWC: All-round performance helps India beat Sri Lanka by 16 runsAlso Watch: Noted Exponent of Folk Culture Dr Krishna Kanta Handique conferred with ‘Bukul Ban Award 2020’
Let the second half begin.The fields at Lakeside once again have gone from dormant to a beehive of activity as Nelson Youth Soccer kicked off its second half of the 2010 House League season. Nelson Youth Soccer, boasting the largest registration players of all the minor sports groups in the Heritage City, concluded the summer hiatus with games and practices in all age groups last week. Saturday, of course, was the traditional Soccer Saturday with all of the mini players seeing action at the older Lakeside Pitch. The fall season concludes in early October with playoffs in most divisions. The U12 and U 14 girl’s championship matches are set for Thursday, September 30 while the U12 and U14 boy’s title game go Saturday, October 2. Both U17 finals will be played Monday, October 4. All games are set for the Lakeside Pitch. To wrap up the season Nelson Youth Soccer executive is hosting the Fabulous Italian Feast Banquet on Wednesday, October 6. There are two meal gatherings — U10 and U12 divisions are up first followed by U14 and U17 teams. The NYS annual general meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 13 at 7 p.m. in the Baker Street Best Western. This is an opportunity for parents and players to shape the future of youth soccer in Nelson.
By Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsIn the end 42 wins, 90 points and runaway winners of the 2010-11 regular season really does mean something.The Osoyoos Coyotes flexed their offensive muscles, scoring four times in the opening period to trounce the Castlegar Rebels 7-1 and clinch the 2011 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Championship in convincing fashion Saturday before an overflow crowd at the Complex in the Sunflower City.The Desert Dogs win the best-of-seven League Championship series 4-2 and now represent the KIJHL at the Cyclone Taylor Cup beginning Thursday in Fernie.“(Osoyoos) is a good team . . . you have to give them all the credit,” an emotional Ryan Aynsley, tears and sweat still dripping from his playoff beard, said from outside the silent Rebel dressing room.“They came out strong . . . they wanted to win and they won tonight.”The title continues what has already been a Cinderella season for the Desert Dogs.Welcomed back to the KIJHL as poor expansion franchise in April 2010 after their team was jettisoned from the South Okanagan in 2007, the Coyote coaching staff somehow managed to perform some thievery of its own, mixing a core group of veterans in with skilled younger players and a solid netminder contingent to build a winner. Going 1-1 to open the season, the Desert Dogs proceeded to dominate the Okanagan Conference and the league, heading into the Christmas break with an amazing 29 wins in 36 games record.The final numbers on the regular season for Osoyoos was 42-2-2-4 nine points better than conference rivals and defending league champ Revelstoke Grizzlies — a team the Dogs took out in six games to advance to the KIJHL Final.“It started with coach (Ken) Law doing a lot of good recruiting,” said Dogs’ captain and leading scorer Thierry Martine said from ice level following the ceremonial winner’s team photo.“We had some good vets come back from other teams in the KI and we just did some hard work all year and managed to pull it out.”Saturday, the visitors put Castlegar back on their heels early. Steve Sasyniuk scored 35 seconds into the contest on Rebel goalie Alex Ross and the Dogs never looked back.Thierry Martine made it 2-0 on the power play before Brock Anderson and Shane Hana, finishing the game with three goals, scored in the final three minutes to give the visitors the insurmountable lead.Hana’s goal, a weak wrist shot that fooled Ross, came with nine seconds remaining in the period.“We came out ready to win,” said Osoyoos goalie Kyle Laslo, cool, calm and collected in the Coyote net throughout the contest, even at one point during the game playing like a defenceman as he controlled the puck behind the net, not in front, as his team prepared to set up a rush on the power play.“We were all on the same page and we all wanted to win (tonight) and it’s great to win it in their barn.”Laslo said Castlegar seemed to lose focus once the Dogs got the early lead.“(Castlegar) seemed to be flying around really desperate to win, but we had a game plan and stuck to it and everyone on the team did what it took to win,” said Laslo, finishing the KIJHL playoffs with a scintillating 1.60 goals against average.Aynsley, obviously slowed by a lower body injury during the Conference and League Finals suffereed in the Beaver Valley series, couldn’t agree more.“Obviously, that’s tough when they score four right away,” Aynsley, held off the score sheet since scoring the overtime winner in Game three, confessed. “It just kills the bench . . . it kills everybody’s confidence . . ..”“I really don’t know how to explain it,” the Kelowna native added. “We really didn’t know what to do. We had never been down by that much (of a deficit in a game).”The four-goal outburst in the first forced Rebel coach Steve Junker to replace starting Alex Ross for backup Cole Buckley.Buckley played well through the remainder of the game. But the Penticton product can’t score goals. And leading 5-0 after 40 minutes, the Coyotes played it smart for the final period.Castlegar managed to give the crowd of more than 800 something to cheer about by snapping Laslo’s shutout bid in the third.But nothing was going to stop the Osoyoos juggernaut from completing rags to riches story.“This feels good but we’ve still got something left and that’s win two more banners,” said Martine. And how will this expansion franchise continue its incredible run?“Hard work is the only way we’re going to pull it off,” Martine added. ICE CHIPS: The Rebels were missing two keys to the offensive playoff puzzle. Kootenay Ice affiliate Jesse Knowler, on fire throughout most of the post season, missed Saturday with a concussion suffered in Friday’s Game five in Osoyoos. Castlegar was also minus offensive sparkplug and team leader Taylor Anderson. The Castlegar native took a puck to the face during Game four in the Sunflower City. Anderson lost a few teeth and was unable to play for the remainder of the season. Anderson and Knowler, three and five in Rebel scoring, combined for 37 points in the playoffs. . . .Despite losing in the final, the season is a tremendous success for the one-proud Rebel franchise. Castlegar, under the guidance of rookie coach Steve Junker, finished 20 points better in regular season standings to win the Murdoch Division, and registered 12 more wins in the playoffs from a year ago. The Rebels also won the Murdoch Division and Kootenay Conference titles for the first time in more than 15 years. The last time Castlegar won the KIJHL title came in [email protected]
As the men told me at the time, no vet should die without a tribute. Certainly not Bill Trow. “Grandpa never bragged about all the things he did, but we knew,” said John Tucker, Bill’s 23-year-old grandson. “We used to joke that he worked harder than anyone in the family, even after he retired.” When he wasn’t paying honor at a veteran’s grave or marching proudly down the street carrying the American flag in a Veterans’ or Memorial Day parade, Bill was at the Sepulveda VA trying to make life a little easier for veterans not as lucky as he was. If they could no longer drive or didn’t have a ride to their doctor’s appointment, Bill would pick them up, then wait around to drive them home. If they didn’t have money, Bill gave them bags of donated soaps, shampoos and other personal items collected by his VFW post. If they were hungry, Bill brought them boxes of day-old pastries from the Vons in Granada Hills, where his wife, Ann, worked in the bakery. “He would show up every morning with his arms full of surplus bakery goods that were going to be thrown away,” says Marie Williams, transportation coordinator at the Sepulveda VA. What the vets didn’t eat, Bill dropped off at local shelters and churches on his way home. “The impact that man made on so many lives with his patriotism and generosity can never be expressed in words,” Williams added. “He was our Marlboro man, our John Wayne.” And now he’s gone, leaving a big hole in the hearts of many veterans in the Valley. It hurts a lot, losing Bill, say Herrera and Graves, who are both 82. Ralph Burns died in 2001, so now it’s just the two of them. The last surviving members of the VFW Post 10040 color guard, which at one time had 25 men. Another local vet had died. It was time to report for duty. RIP, Bill. You were one hell of a man. Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Dennis McCarthy, (818) 713-3749 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “He was our Marlboro man, our John Wayne.” – Marie Williams, transportation coordinator at the Sepulveda VA. Bill Trow died last week, leaving a big hole in the hearts of many veterans in the San Fernando Valley. This 81-year-old vet of World War II and the Korean War was the Marlboro man and John Wayne rolled into one. Only he wasn’t an actor playing a role. He was the real thing. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The first time I laid eyes on Bill, he was standing at attention over the grave of a veteran, alongside his buddies – John Graves, Bill Herrera and Ralph Burns – from Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10040 in Sun Valley. They were all in their mid-70s by then, but they stood ramrod straight in their dress-blue uniforms, waiting for the conclusion of taps so they could fire off a 21-gun salute. You couldn’t take your eyes off them. They were beautiful. A military color guard is supposed to have at least seven members, but their group was down to four. Old age, illness and death had taken the rest over the years, but Bill and his buddies wouldn’t quit. Anytime a veteran died in the Valley, and his family wanted a military send-off, Bill Trow and his buddies put on their uniforms and reported for duty.
Sinn Féin elected representatives, Bundoran Town Councillor Michael Mc Mahon and TD for Donegal South West, Deputy Pearse Doherty have expressed their sadness at the passing of party colleague and prominent republican Anthony O’Malley Daly this morning. Speaking today Cllr Michael McMahon said: “I would like to pay tribute to Anthony O’Malley Daly, a prominent local republican and former Sinn Féin Town Commissioner for Ballyshannon.“Anthony was a proud Sinn Féin representative and his period in office as a Town Commissioner spanned the decades of the 70s, 80s and early 90s during the worst years of the conflict in the North. During this period, Anthony held the distinguished title of Chairman of the Town Commission twice for the period of 1984-85 and 1987-88. “In later life, Anthony suffered with Parkinson’s disease and showed indefatigable spirit and courage in battling with his illness. In 2007 he was named Ballyshannon Person of the Year and in 2010 he was named the Rehab Donegal Person of the year.“Anthony was an irrepressible character and a huge asset to the republican movement in the area. His passing today will touch the hearts of many in his native Ballyshannon and beyond.“I would like to extend my heartfelt sympathies to his wife Mary, children Darragh, Patrick, Orla and Sarah, his grandchildren, great grandchild and his many extended family and friends who will miss him dearly.Deputy Pearse Doherty said: “It is with great sadness that I learned of the passing of Anthony O’Malley Daly today. “A keen fisherman, journalist, local political figure, dedicated republican and family man, Anthony packed so much into a remarkable life. I will always remember him as a man who showed great strength of character and a true dedication in serving his local community.“I would like to extend sincere sympathies and solidarity on behalf of Sinn Féin in Donegal to Anthony’s family and friends. Our thoughts are with you today in your grief. Ar dheis dé go raibh a anam.” SINN FÉIN LEAD TRIBUTES ON DEATH OF VETERAN REPUBLICAN ANTHONY O’MALLEY DALY was last modified: November 22nd, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:SINN FÉIN LEAD TRIBUTES ON DEATH OF VETERAN REPUBLICAN ANTHONY O’MALLEY DALY
Related Posts Samsung is nothing if not intriguing. It battles everybody in the gadget industry on all fronts including Apple, Microsoft, Nokia and, yes, even Google. So, it comes only as a mild surprise that Samsung today announced that it will hold its very own developers conference in San Francisco come October.Apple has been holding its World Wide Developers Conference for the better part of two decades. Google has its own I/O developers conference that started in 2008. Microsoft has Build, its longrunning developer focused event that was held in San Francisco in June. Samsung, never one to be missing from the action, will hold its first developers conference at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco from October 27-29.Interested participants can enter their email on the conference’s promo site, which offers little as to what’s to come except for a few tag lines inviting application makers to “collaborate with fellow developers” and “engage with industry leaders.” Ars Technica reports that a Samsung representative made clear that the developers conference will be “cross product and cross platform.” Samsung is likely looking to attract developers to key features for its various unique features it builds into its smartphones, tablets, televisions and laptops. On smartphones and tablets, Samsung has software developer kits (SDKs) and application programming interfaces for the likes of its Wallet product, smart televisions and the S Pen stylus that ships with its Galaxy Note products. Samsung originally launched the S Pen with the first Galaxy Note “phablet” with apps that it had built itself. In the Galaxy Note II, Samsung had partnered with several app makers, including new aggregator Flipboard, to institute features like Air View that highlight content in an app when you hover a finger or stylus over the screen. Samsung also builds smart televisions and has its own media and app store in with its Media HubThe move to hold an independent developer conference could increase the notion that there is tension between Samsung and Google. The Wall Street Journal reported in February that Google is “getting concerned” over Samsung’s stronghold on the Android smartphone ecosystem.Samsung has said it will be selling smartphones later this year in emerging markets that will run on Tizen, an operating system backed by The Linux Foundation which is funded, in part, by Samsung and Intel. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting say sahmedsaymediacom Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion UP NEXT76ers: Host the Hawks on Wednesday night.Rockets: Visit the Knicks on Wednesday night. LATEST STORIES QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. James Harden scored 29 points and Gordon had 25.Philadelphia led by as many as 14 points and entered the fourth quarter up 92-80. Houston’s reserves rallied without Harden to cut the lead to five early in the fourth.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutEmbiid, who played through a right hand contusion, gave Houston’s defense fits when he got the ball and was disruptive in the paint on the defensive end. Backup point guard T.J. McConnell frequently pressured Harden defensively for Philadelphia, adding 11 points and five assists off the bench.Philadelphia controlled the first quarter by putting up a season-high for points in a quarter, leading Houston 37-27 entering the second. The Rockets closed the gap in the second quarter, capped off by a fast-break dunk from Gordon following a steal off a bad pass from Simmons that cut Philadelphia’s lead to two points. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons dribbles upcourt during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets, Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. Philadelphia won 115-107. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)HOUSTON—-Ben Simmons had 24 points, nine assists and seven rebounds and Joel Embiid added 22 points to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 115-107 win over the Houston Rockets on Monday night.After losing 105-104 on a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from Eric Gordon in Philadelphia on Oct. 18, the 76ers snapped an eight-game losing streak against the Rockets, winning in Houston for the first time since Feb. 16, 2011.The Rockets missed nine of their last 10 shots, scoring just four points in the final 3:28 and dropped consecutive games for the first time this season.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC The 76ers led 58-56 at halftime.The Rockets were able to overcome an off shooting night by overwhelming Philadelphia at the free-throw line where they made 28 of 38 attempts, compared to just 17 of 24 for the 76ers.Former Rockets forward Robert Covington had four steals for the 76ers, adding five points and eight rebounds in 34 minutes.TIP-INS76ers: SG JJ Redick missed his third straight game with lower back tightness. … PG Markelle Fultz (shoulder) missed his fourth straight game. Fultz is out indefinitely and will be reevaluated in three weeks, the 76ers said Sunday.Rockets: Nene entered the game questionable with left Achilles soreness but played 10 minutes in the game, getting seven points, three rebounds and a block off the bench. . After shooting 17-for-35 (48.5 percent) in a three-game road trip, PF Ryan Anderson shot 2-for-9 from beyond the arc.ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Tiger Woods to return in the Bahamas Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH