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San Sebastian humbles Arellano for fifth straight win

first_imgBREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Allen Enriquez had a game-high 15 points to lead the Chiefs. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV 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 Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Regille Ilagan had a team-high 14 points to lead San Sebastian while lanky forward Michael Calisaan added 11. Stags head coach Egay Macaraya was impressed with how his team recovered from a dismal third quarter to close the game out in the final 10 minutes of the game. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingArellano turned up the heat in the penultimate period and outscored San Sebastian 27-13. “I can see that they don’t give up, even though we had a lousy third quarter they immediately bounced back in the fourth,” said Macaraya. “It’s like they have this instinct that they will come back no matter what. They know that they can win every game and they believe in themselves.” Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Michael Calisaan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Sebastian notched its fifth straight win in the group stages of the Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup dismantling Arellano, 71-63, Wednesday at the tournament’s namesake arena in San Juan. The Stags are now at 5-1, their lone loss coming in their opener, in Group B while the Chiefs are at a lowly 1-4. ADVERTISEMENT Durant gets chance to follow Lebron’s path to title Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds View commentslast_img read more

Neymar says 2 injuries, not 1, affected World Cup displays

first_imgP2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed The former Barcelona forward talked about speculation he could one day join Real Madrid.“It is one of the biggest clubs in the world, any player that Real Madrid seeks would be drawn into playing there. I am very happy at PSG. But no one knows the future,” he said.Recent videos have shown Neymar dancing at a party in Salvador, which has led to criticism about the way he is handling his recovery, but he said he would not be changing his ways.“When people say Neymar’s life off the pitch troubles him on the pitch … No. You are completely wrong, it doesn’t trouble him in any way. I am a man that takes care of himself. I know when I can go out,” he said. ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Pistons top Raptors in OT LATEST STORIES Brazil was eliminated by Belgium in the quarterfinals, and Neymar failed to deliver his best performances during the tournament.Neymar is currently recovering in Brazil from another metatarsal injury in his right foot that he sustained in January, and is expected to return to action next month. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View commentscenter_img “Besides the metatarsal, I had an ankle problem. I ruptured the ligament and the recovery was crazier because of this,” the PSG striker said.Neymar said the metatarsal injury did not unduly trouble him in Russia, but the ankle did. “It is very annoying with the ankle, it takes a long time to get back to normal,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ FILE – In this Friday, July 6, 2018 file photo Brazil’s Neymar holds his shinbone during the quarterfinal match between Brazil and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena, in Kazan, Russia. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar was battling back from two injuries, not one, at last year’s World Cup.In a 2-hour interview with TV Globo on Sunday, Neymar said a problem in his right ankle was affecting his recovery in Russia, as well as the metatarsal fracture in the same foot that he had previously described.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

SSC Constable GD: Admit cards released for Kerala Karnataka Region

first_imgThe SSC (Staff Selection Commission) will be conducting an exam for recruitment at the post of Constables (GD) in CAPFs, NIA & SSF and Riflemen (GD) in Assam Rifles. The exam is scheduled to be conducted on October 4.The test is conducted in three stages consisting of PET/PST, written examination, and medical examination. The candidates of Kerala Karnataka Region (KKR) who have qualified the Physical Efficiency Test/ Physical Standard Test (PET/PST) can download their admit cards now.The admit card will contain all the details including the roll number, exam centre, exam duration and other important information. It is mandatory for the candidates to carry this admit card, without which they won’t be provided the entry.Steps to download the admit cardsLog on to the official website ssckkr.kar.nic.in.Click on ‘KKR SSC Constable GD Admit Card 2015′.Enter your roll number and the date of birth in the provided fields and submit.SSC Constable Kerala Karnataka Region constable GD Hall ticket will be displayed on the screen. Download the same and take a printout of the admit card.Paper patternThe test will be conducted online as well as in the offline mode.The written examination will consist of one objective type paper containing 100 questions carrying 100 marks, from the following topics:General Intelligence and Reasoning: Analytical aptitude and ability to observe and distinguish patterns will be tested through questions principally of non-verbal type. This component may include questions on analogies, similarities and differences, spatial visualization, spatial orientation, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning and figural classification, arithmetic number series, non-verbal series, coding and decoding, etc. advertisementGeneral Knowledge and Awareness: Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of every day observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to sports, History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity, Indian Constitution, and scientific Research etc. These questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.Elementary Mathematics: This paper will include questions on problems relating to Number Systems, Computation of Whole Numbers, Decimals and Fractions and relationship between Numbers, Fundamental arithmetical operations, Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Mensuration, Time and Distance, Ratio and Time, Time and Work, etc.English/Hindi: The candidates’ ability to understand basic English/ Hindi, his basic comprehension would be tested.last_img read more

India 3rd in worldwide dope violation in new WADA report

first_imgNew Delhi, Apr 28 (PTI) Lightweights in the competitive arena but India continued to rule the roost as far as doping was concerned, placed once again in the top three in a WADA report based on the information supplied by various national bodies. India had the third highest Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs) in 2014, with 96 cases, behind Russia (148) and Italy (123). Belgium (91), France (91), Turkey (73), Australia (49), China (49), Brazil (46) and South Korea (43) followed India in the top 10, according to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) report released today. ADRV is a doping case in which a decision is rendered against an athlete following a full disciplinary process. The sanction is either a reprimand or a period of ineligibility. Out of the 96 ADRVs recorded by India, four are non analytical (2 each in athletics and wrestling) cases like failure to submit to appear for a test, possession, use or trafficking of a prohibited substance following an investigation. Out of these 96 dope violations, 79 (56 men and 23 women) failed in-competition tests while 13 (9 men and 4 women) were caught out-of-competition. India, whose medal count in the Olympics has been a mere 24 since 1920, has one of the highest number dope offenders in the last few years. Among the sports which contributed most dope cheats in the country, athletics continued to maintain the top spot with 29 cases, followed by powerlifitng (23) and weightlifting (22) as the trend of the last few years continued. Other sports whose athletes were caught for dope violations were basketball (3), judo (3), taekwondo (3), wrestling (3), wushu (3), boxing (2), canoe/kayak (1), shooting (1) and soft-tennis (1). There was a case of one dope violation each in para-athletics and para-judo as well. In worldwide dope violations in athletics, India — with 29 such cases — stood second behind Russia (39). Italy (15), France (14), China (13) and Kenya (12) are the other countries in top list of dope violations in athletics. MORE PTI PDS PM PMadvertisementlast_img read more

PBA: NLEX gets share of No. 1 after turning back Rain or Shine

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ “We’re right in a position where we want to be. We never dreamed to be at number one at this point of the conference,” he added.Harris showed another facet of his game and notched a triple-double with 29 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists after erupting for 45 and 40 points in his first two games with NLEX.Erram added a near double-double with 12 points and eight rebounds that went with two blocks while Ravena also scored 12 on top of six assists.The Elasto Painters drew 20 points and eight rebounds from the debuting Richard Ross, who replaced Kwame Alexander and became the team’s fourth import this conference.But not even another change in reinforcement could turn their fortunes around as the Painters slid to 2-7.ADVERTISEMENT After falling behind by double digits in the first two quarters, the Road Warriors shifted into high gear in the second half and just left the Elasto Painters in the dust.“Good thing that we woke up in time. First half I had some worries because we were behind by double digits. We felt we came into the game flat and we’re not focused mentally,” said NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao, whose squad tied TNT in first place at 7-1.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceGuiao’s concerns were shortlived as the Road Warriors came alive behind their troika of Manny Harris, Kiefer Ravena and Poy Erram.“We tightened up the defense in the second half. Offensively, we got into our flow and rhythm so we were able to regain the momentum in the second half,” Guiao said. Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politicscenter_img MANILA, Philippines—NLEX gained a share of the top spot after blasting Rain or Shine, 111-91, in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup Wednesday at Cuneta Astrodome.ADVERTISEMENT Rice industry paralysis Ateneo clobbers UP, clinches UAAP finals berth after sweep LATEST STORIES What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? MOST READ Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! View commentslast_img read more

Liverpool vs Fulham: Firmino & Fabinho start

first_imgLiverpool will be given the opportunity to push forward from the disappointment of losing away to Red Star in Europe when they host bottom-placed Fulham at Anfield in the Premier League.Jurgen Klopp’s side remain unbeaten in the league and sit tied with Chelsea in second place, though could return to the top of the table should they win against the Cottagers and Man City drop points against crosstown rivals Man United in Sunday’s derby.Ahead of the game, Goal brings you everything you need to know, including how to watch, team news and more. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Game Liverpool vs Fulham Date Sunday, November 11 Time 12pm GMT / 7am ET Stream (US) fubo TV (7-day free trial) TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) .New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream NBCSN fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on BT Sport 1 and livestreamed on BT Sport Live. UK TV channel Online stream BT Sport 1 BT Sport Live Squads & Team News Position Liverpool squad Goalkeepers Alisson, Mignolet, Kelleher Defenders Clyne, Gomez, Van Dijk, Moreno, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson Midfielders Jones, Fabinho, Milner, Shaqiri, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Keita Forwards Sturridge, Firmino, Mane, Salah, Solanke Jordan Henderson and Naby Keita should be available for the squad again after recovering from ankle injuries, while Joe Gomez should also be fit following an Achilles problem.Dejan Lovren is also an option at centre-back after missing the loss against Red Star on Tuesday due to an illness.Xherdan Shaqiri and Roberto Firmino return to the starting XI as Jurgen Klopp makes four changes to the team that lost to Red Star, with Fabinho and Joe Gomez also back in.Confirmed Liverpool XI:  Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Gomez, Robertson; Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Shaqiri; Mane, Salah, Firmino. Position Fulham squad Goalkeepers Rico, Fabri, Bettinelli Defenders Mawson, Chambers, Le Marchand, Ream, Bryan, Fosu-Mensah, Christie, Odoi Midfielders Anguissa, McDonald, Cisse, Seri, Cairney, Johansen, de la Torre, Sessegnon, Kebano, Schurrle, Ayite Forwards Mitrovic, Vietto, Kamara Fulham will be monitoring the fitness levels of Joe Bryan who has been sporting a hamstring issue, and are expected to be without the services of Kevin McDonald after he suffered a knock in the loss to Huddersfield on Monday.Confirmed Fulham XI: Rico, Christie, Odoi, Mawson, Le Marchand, Anguissa, Chambers, Cairney, Schurrle, Mitrovic, Sessegnon.Betting & Match Odds Liverpool are priced at odds of winning 1/10 according to  bet 365 , while a draw is available at 11/1. A win for Fulham is priced at 28/1.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Aleksandar Mitrovic Fulham 2018-19Liverpool compromised their first-placed spot in their Champions League group on Tuesday after losing 2-0  to Serbian side Red Star Belgrade , and will need to make sure that they are able to win their remaining two fixtures against Napoli and Paris Saint-Germain if they want to secure their spot in the last 16.The Reds have picked up three draws in their last five games in the Premier League – winning the other two – with the stalemates coming against Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal.Klopp’s side will be disappointed not to have picked up all three points at the Emirates last weekend despite the home side being on the front foot for the majority of the game , with James Milner’s opening strike cancelled out by an Alexandre Lacazette goal eight minutes from regular time.Sadio Mane had a goal disallowed  – with Klopp stating that the goal should have stood – but the Reds have been given the chance to put the misery of the past week behind them when they welcome Fulham to Anfield.The London side have undergone a miserable start to the season following their promotion to the English top flight, winning just once and losing their last five games.Klopp dismissed criticism aimed at his side for failing to win games in the high-scoring style that league leaders Manchester City have been doing.”A little moan about the situation is great, but we are really ambitious and want whatever we can get,” Klopp told reporters.”We have 27 points. We have to not be satisfied but see it in the right way, be positive. It’s like we win a game and we have to say sorry for not winning it in a City way or whatever.”I get that, we have space for improvement, but there is no reason for any negative view.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Oklahoma State Is Both Overrated and Underrated at the Same Time

first_imgAs August chugs along, I’ve started to realize something. Oklahoma State is the rare team that, at least in this moment, appears to be both overrated and underrated.Mike Gundy has talked about this squad in reverential tones in the last few weeks. I mean, truly crazy stuff. The local media and fans are both sky high about what this squad could be. It feels like … a lot … to put on a team that lost five straight last season and was one punt from going 5-7.Even in OKC Dave’s survey, nine wins was the consensus. I’m not saying this isn’t a nine-win team. It’s just a hefty weight to toss on a sophomore QB with three starts and a team that plays at WVU, at Texas and two of the four best teams in the country at home (not to mention Bedlam).AdChoices广告Then there’s the flip side.OSU isn’t ranked in either poll. It wasn’t even included on 49 of the 61 AP ballots. It isn’t mentioned at most places as a threat to knock off Baylor and TCU (OU is though).In the end, this post will make me look stupid one way or the other unless OSU goes 8-4 and finished exactly 22nd in the country which would mean it was both overrated and underrated. Such is August.But I think it’s interesting that locally everyone is jacked about the possibilities and nationally nobody seems to have noticed.Plus, as Glenn Spencer pointed out, nobody in Stillwater even cares about any of this.“There’s a lot of unknowns,” said Spencer. “However we play – that’s who we are. It’s not about what people expect us to do or what somebody thinks our expectations is. That’s worthless. What matters is what happens out on the field. That’s the only thing that matters. Everything else is garbage.” While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

How Has Shipping Industry Responded to ECA 2015?

first_imgzoom Choosing the right investment towards compliance to 0.1% sulphur emissions in select SECA areas with effect from January 1 led to many debates in the last year, according to MEC Intelligence.With the deadline now past, a review of the announcements made by a total of 70 companies, including top 10 companies across seven categories in the EU SECA,  gives a good sense on what has been happening in terms of adoption of new technologies, especially in the last six months. Collectively, these companies own a fleet of around 5,000 vessels.55 out of 70 assessed companies have disclosed their compliance strategies publically. Limited information was available for bulk ships and tankers. Results show that passenger and ro-ro categories have decisively moved towards scrubber technology with 75% of assessed companies voting in favour of the technology. LNG offers promises for the future, however, reach has been limited to coastal/inland shipping, according to MEC Intelligence.Majority seems to be moving towards marine gas oil (MGO). Growth prospects for other alternates seem limited at the moment.Scrubber technology has been adopted by 17 out of 70 companies assessed. Top investors in the technology are Brittany Ferries (around USD 500m), Carnival Corporation (USD 400m for 70 vessels), DFDS (more than USD 150m) and Royal Caribbean Cruise (15 vessels) using technologies from Alfa Laval, Wartsila, Belco Marine and Yara Marine (formerly Green Tech Marine).The global oil price drop seems to be impacting the scrubber adoption negatively, the orders nearly doubled for the six month period of Aprril to september 2014, while in last four months a 19%  decline has been recorded.The vessel count opting for scrubber technology stands at 160 as on January 31, 2015, as compared to 135 in September 2014. The single largest order was from Royal Caribbean Cruise in December for retrofitting 13 of its vessels, with the deliveries scheduled between 2015 and 2017.LNG as compliance fuel is being considered by 20% of the companies studied, and mostly within passenger category. Top investors in the technology are Universal Marine, BC Ferries and Fjord Line.A 13% rise has been recorded in LNG propelled vessel orders in the last four months. As on January 31, 2015, confirmed order book for LNG propelled vessels stands at 78 as against 69 in September 2014. The key contributor to the order book has been container category with 125% growth and 10 orders over the period.Concerns regarding availability of bunkering infrastructure and global oil price drop (-50% since September 2014) are the key inhibitors to the technology. There was an important order cancellation in October 2014 from Brittany Ferries for 3 retrofits and one new build.Various other alternative fuels are also being discussed. Exxon Mobil’s low S fuel oil blend HDME50 is being used by vessel owners in ARA region. Lukoil and Cespa have also come up with low S fuel blends. Stena Line has considered methanol for its cruise Stena Germanica scheduled in 2015. Biofuels, ethanol, fuel cells as marine fuel are also being studied. However, the growth prospects seem limited for the above alternates on account of availability, safety and compatibility related risks.Low Sulphur Marine Gas Oil (LSMGO) has been the fuel of compliance for vast majority especially the containers, bulkers and tankers. Key investors in the technology are Maersk Line, MSC, Eimskip, Tallink and Hurtigruten.The reasons adding to the attractiveness of the fuel are prior knowledge regarding the fuel, minimal investment on vessel infrastructure, well established bunker supply chain and favourable oil prices.In the wake of oil price uncertainty, the slowed down activity could continue in terms of adoption of other technologies such as scrubber and LNG. However, when global 0.5% Sulphur limit gets enforced in 2020 or 2025, there would not only be the fuel price concern but the supply sufficiency of global refineries to cater to the increased low Sulphur fuel demand. The vessel owners would keep on exploring the right compliance strategies tailor made to match their requirements.Source: MEC Intelligencelast_img read more

Upcoming iPhone XR to feature bigger battery Report

first_imgSan Francisco: Apple is expected to bring bigger batteries bundled along with its upcoming 2019 iPhone offerings, the media has reported. In 2019, Apple’s iPhone XR is expected to feature a 3,110mAh battery which is bigger than the 2,942mAh battery that the company added in iPhone XR launched in 2018, web portal The Elec reported on Tuesday. The upcoming iPhone XR 2 is also being speculated as coming with Apple’s A13 processor made with a second generation 7nm process that would increase the battery performance, thus offering a longer battery life as compared to the iPhone XR. Also Read – Spotify rolls out Siri support, new Apple TV app In addition, the media reports also suggested that China’s Ameperx Technology Ltd has already kickstarted the mass production of the new battery pack. Meanwhile, the iPhone-maker is planning to upgrade the camera resolution and set-up in its 2019 line-up. While the front camera would be upgraded from 7MP to 12MP, a triple-camera setup would be implemented in the 6.5-inch and 5.8-inch OLED iPhones, along with a new super-wide 12MP lens, according to Ming-Chi Kuo, noted Apple expert and predictor. The Cupertino-based company is expected to officially announce new iPhones most likely at a September event, the report added.last_img read more

Whats in a name Plenty for Alberta First Nations seeking heritage recognition

first_imgIf a group of First Nations get their wish, Calgary will be renamed Wichispa Oyade — Stoney Nakoda terms that roughly translate to mean elbow town.The Stoney Nakoda have applied to have a long list of well-known places across southern Alberta changed to reflect traditional names given by their people.Their application letter to the Alberta government also includes Canmore, the Bow River, Mount Allan and dozens of other sites that they consider to be part of their territory.“The Stoney Nakoda people are the original occupants of the land and place names should be changed to their traditional Stoney Nakoda names in order to allow the culture and history of these lands to become more known and respected,” reads the letter.The First Nations argue that the English or Cree names many of these places have fail to reflect their specific Indigenous history.“This lack of recognition contributes to an increasing threat that Stoney Nakoda heritage will be overrun.”The Stoney Nations, descendants of the Sioux, include three bands with the largest reserve located west of Calgary.They have been suing the province and the federal government over their aboriginal and treaty rights, including land and resources, in a complex case that was originally filed in 2003.The claim covers a big part of southern Alberta and the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains.Douglas Rae, a lawyer for the First Nations, said the name change application is not part of the lawsuit, but an attempt by the bands to prove their ties to the land.“The Stoneys are asserting their rights, and good evidence of these claims is to formally ask for recognition of the Stoney Nakoda names,” Rae said.Some of the proposed name changes are fairly literal translations.Elder Wallace Ear said the word for Bow River is Ijathibe Wapta, a place where people made bows out of saskatoon saplings.They are also suggesting Mini Thni Wapta as an alternative, which means cold river, a description that won’t surprise anyone who has ever tipped a canoe in the Bow.The proposal for Canmore — Chuwapchipchiyan Kude Bi — has no direct connection to its existing moniker. The town was named Canmore in the 1880s by a railway official after an ancient king of Scotland.Elder Frank Powderface said the Stoney name reflects a hunter who fooled himself by shooting at what he thought was a wolf in the willows, but there was no animal, only willows.Alberta’s Geographical Names Program has never before dealt with such an extensive list of requested changes.Ron Kelland, program co-ordinator, said the application will be evaluated in a process that will include public consultations. Researchers will look at old maps and historical documents.“We are in the early stages of looking at it and we are very much looking forward to engaging the Stoney Nakoda on these names,” he said.Final decisions on naming natural geographical features are made by the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation and the government.Changing community names is up to the province, but requests that involve First Nations must be presented to Ottawa.Kelland said it’s possible for a natural location to have both an official and a traditional name.In 1984, the province changed the name of Mount Laurie west of Calgary to also include its Stoney Nakoda traditional name Iyamnathka, which means flat-surfaced rock or mountain.last_img read more

Bombardiers G7000 will help it regain top spot among business jet makers

first_imgMONTREAL – Bombardier Inc. expects to regain top spot among global business jet manufacturers in the coming years after delivering the fewest aircraft in more than a decade last year.“With the Global 7000 we are going to regain the leadership position in the marketplace,” CEO Alain Bellemare said Wednesday at a Citi conference in Miami.The Montreal-based company’s largest business jet is expected to be delivered later this year, contributing at full production US$3 billion to the US$10 billion in division revenues projected for 2020.Bombardier sold 140 business jets worth US$5.2 billion at list prices last year, according to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. Deliveries were the lowest since they shipped 130 in 2004.In 2016, it shipped 163 aircraft valued at US$5.9 billion.That compared with Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., which shipped 120 planes valued at US$6.5 billion last year, similar to 2016.Overall, the business jet industry delivered 676 aircraft last year, up 1.3 per cent from 2016, GAMA reported Wednesday.Bombardier deliberately reduced its production rate in 2015 for business jets, causing the layoff of thousands of workers, as part of its turnaround plan that focused on improving margins.“We wouldn’t have expected the down cycle to have lasted so long and everyone was anticipating some recovery at some point in time,” added chief financial officer John Di Bert.He said the company “made the right call” by balancing supply with lower demand, something its competitors were slow to act upon.Signs of life in the corporate jet market — including a lower number of used planes for sale and increased usage — portend to better results to come, Di Bert said.“The second half of 2017 people started to get more confident but before that not so much so.”Di Bert said the company is being realistic about the recovery, but 2018 could be an important year and higher than projected sales are possible for 2020.“We’re going to watch this and going to favour getting strength back before we kind of think about big rate adjustments.”Asked about the future of Learjet, Bellemare said the small business jets aren’t “material” to its operations but he didn’t indicate any interest to sell the unit.Meanwhile, Bellemare acknowledged that Boeing’s trade complaint — which Bombardier ultimately won in a U.S. International Trade Commission ruling — created a “drag” on C Series sales.“The customers didn’t move away, they were just more prudent,” he said.“They wanted to know what the outcome would be but the momentum is good, the market is solid and we’re seeing it from the multiple discussions that we have with customers everywhere around the world.”Follow @RossMarowits on Twitter.Companies in this story: (TSX:BBD.B)last_img read more

Historic vote Chicago elects Black gay woman as mayor

first_imgChicago: Chicago on Tuesday became the biggest US city to elect a black woman its mayor, as voters put their faith in an openly-gay political novice to tackle difficult problems of economic inequality and gun violence. Lori Lightfoot, a 56-year-old former federal prosecutor and practicing lawyer who has never before held elected office, won the Midwestern city’s mayoral race in a lopsided victory. She beat out Toni Preckwinkle, a career politician who is also black, by a wide margin of 74 to 26 per cent with most ballots counted. “We were up against powerful interests,” Lightfoot said in a victory speech, with her wife and young daughter by her side. “Today, you did more than make history, you created a movement for change,” she told a cheering crowd. Lightfoot will become Chicago’s first openly gay mayor as well as the first African America woman to hold the post. Since 1837, Chicago voters have elected only one black mayor and one female mayor. Her ascendancy to the top of Chicago government was a stunning development in a city where insider deals and entrenched party politics held sway for decades. “It is a city-wide rejection of the Chicago political establishment at the mayoral level,” Evan McKenzie, political science professor at the University of Illinois in Chicago, said. Preckwinkle, the chief executive of Cook County in which Chicago is located, has for decades held various local elected offices, which analysts said hurt her in an election in which voters were looking to shake up city hall. Among the top issues were high levels of gun violence that claims more lives than in other major American cities, and years of political corruption in the Democratic stronghold. The initial field in the mayoral race consisted of 14 contenders, but Lightfoot managed an upset — sidelining moderates and establishment figures by promising to clean up city government and reduce economic inequality. She and Preckwinkle were the final two left competing in Tuesday’s run-off election. Voters left little doubt they wanted the next mayor to tackle the major issues vexing the city of 2.7 million people — including economic disparities and gun violence. “The message is that (voters) want new ideas and cleaner government,” McKenzie said. Community groups have for years complained about disparities in living conditions among the sprawling city’s diverse communities. Gun violence, fuelled by gangs and the drug trade, plagues economically-depressed neighbourhoods in the South and West, which are majority African American. The downtown business district, and areas to the north and along the city’s famed lake shore, have enjoyed an economic boom even as more than 550 people were murdered last year alone. Reforming the police department, which has a sordid history of abusive tactics, and city hall, which is mired in a federal corruption probe of one of its members, were priorities for voters, McKenzie said. Lightfoot headed a panel investigating the city’s policing problems and held a number of appointed positions in city government. She has promised to increase affordable housing, fight homelessness and crime, and boost oversight of the police department. “We can and will finally put the interests of our people, all of our people, ahead of the interests of a powerful few,” Lightfoot said Tuesday night. Lightfoot will replace outgoing mayor Rahm Emanuel — once a rising star in the Democratic Party and former president Barack Obama’s first White House chief of staff. The powerful Emanuel sustained political damage for his handling of murder of black teenager Laquan McDonald and declined to run for a third term. Lightfoot emphasized during her campaign that she was among the few early candidates to declare her candidacy before Emanuel decided not to run again. McDonald was a 17-year-old boy shot dead by police in a 2014 encounter caught on police dash cam video. The video — showing officer Jason Van Dyke firing 16 bullets into the knife-wielding teen even after he fell to the ground — was not released for more than a year. Emanuel faced accusations of an attempted cover-up. He fired the police chief and brought in a reformer who instituted changes, worked to rebuild public trust, and reduced gun violence. But as Van Dyke was about to go on trial for murder in September, Emanuel announced he would not run for re-election. Van Dyke was convicted and sentenced to nearly seven years in prison.last_img read more

UN cohosts pandemic response exercise in SouthEast Asia

16 August 2010The United Nations opened a four-day pandemic preparedness exercise today in South-East Asia with the aim of boosting the region’s capacity to handle such an event. The organizers say that the exercise, taking place in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, marks the first time that multiple nations have united to simulate the effects of a pandemic on different sectors of an entire region’s essential services. “This event provides the opportunity to bring the multi-sector preparedness focus to a regional level” and to set a global example, said Nhim Vanda, a senior disaster management official with the Cambodian Government. The exercise is designed to study how an outbreak, and the resulting high absenteeism, would impact several essential services simultaneously, especially energy, transport and health care. It will simulate a communicable disease emergency on the fictional continent of Pandemica, which has five countries with similar economic and infrastructural conditions to South-East Asia. Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam, as well as the UN and other humanitarian organizations, will take part. Participants will spend four days responding to fictional reports from the World Health Organization (WHO) regarding the pandemic’s escalation. The UN is co-hosting the exercise with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). UN agencies and offices, including the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the World Food Programme (WFP) and WHO, will also take part. read more

Australian UN to help Sri Lanka prepare to face natural disasters

The project targets the most vulnerable districts which are adversely affected by recurrent disasters, particularly the annual monsoons, including Ratnapura, Kalutara, Galle, Matara, Kurunegala, Puttalam, Anuradhapura, Mullaitivu and Batticaloa.“Investments to enhance emergency preparedness and response capacities are critical to mitigate the impact of shocks. In periods when emergency response is required, 25,000 severely affected people will receive assistance through UNICEF and WFP, with a main focus on children, adolescents and pregnant and lactating mothers. The assistance will include food security and nutrition, and child protection’, said Nguyen Duc Hoang, WFP Deputy Country Director.“Children, particularly the most vulnerable children, are at the heart of UNICEF’s work in Sri Lanka.   Initiatives such as this, are vital to help build resilience and reduce the impact of disasters on the lives of the most vulnerable children and their families”, said Tim Sutton, UNICEF Representative. (Colombo Gazette) The annual cycle of floods and drought is causing severe household economic and social stress in Sri Lanka. This cyclical pattern gradually decreases the coping strategies of families and the possibility to return to normalcy in the long run. The Australian Government, WFP and UNICEF have signed a 3-year partnership (2018-2020) with a funding of AUD750,000 (around 89 million Sri Lanka Rupees), to ensure stronger preparedness and faster, more integrated responses to natural disaster emergencies in Sri Lanka.UNICEF said that 96 per cent of disasters in Sri Lanka are caused by climate, such as flooding, landslides, extreme winds and drought. Sri Lanka was ranked the fourth most climate change affected country in 2016 according to the Global Climate Risk Index, 2018. Over 500 people were killed (including 191 people still reported as ‘missing’ in official documents) and over 1.3 million people were affected during the two years. The high number of deaths is being attributed to inadequate emergency preparedness measures.“The Australian Government has supported Sri Lanka in disaster management and emergency response since the 2004 tsunami. We are pleased to now join forces with two of the leading UN humanitarian partners in Sri Lanka to deliver a program with the dual focus of helping Sri Lanka be better prepared to handle natural disasters and respond to emergencies”, remarked Victoria Coakley, Head of Development Cooperation, Australian High Commission. Simultaneously, heavy rainfall during the southwest monsoon period in 2016 and 2017 caused widespread floods and landslides in southern and western regions. read more

The number of Americans seeking jobless aid rises unexpectedly to highest level

WASHINGTON – The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level since February, a dose of mixed news for an economy that is supposed to be gaining momentum.The Labor Department says a seasonally adjusted 344,000 people applied for jobless aid, up 14,000 from the previous week and the most since late February. Economists had expected a drop.The less-volatile 4-week average rose by 3,000 to 320,000. The number of people applying for jobless aid has now risen three straight weeks.Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics, said last week’s numbers might have been warped by the Easter holiday. “We think the underlying trend is falling, but only slowly,” he wrote in a research note.Unemployment benefits are a proxy for layoffs and have fallen to pre-recession levels since peaking at 665,000 in March 2009.Another Labor Department report shows that layoffs are running nearly 40 per cent below their peak in 2009. Though they’ve stopped cutting jobs, employers have been slower to add new ones: Hiring remains well below pre-recession levels. Still, the United States economy generated a solid 192,000 jobs in March on top of 197,000 in February. The government releases job figures for April on Friday. Economists are forecasting that the economy generated 210,000 jobs last month.The government reported Wednesday that the economy grew at an annual pace of just 0.1 per cent from January through March. Economists blamed bad weather for the slowdown, which was worse than expected. Most expect growth to pick up as the year wears on and to reach an annual rate of more than 3 per cent from July through December.The Federal Reserve was confident enough in the economy’s strength to announce Wednesday that it would continue scale back a bond-purchasing program meant to keep long-term interest rates low and encourage more borrowing and spending. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Paul Wiseman, The Associated Press Posted May 1, 2014 7:05 am MDT The number of Americans seeking jobless aid rises unexpectedly to highest level in 2 months In this April 22, 2014 photo, job seekers line up for a job fair at Columbia-Greene Community College in Hudson, N.Y. The Labor Department reports the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week on Thursday, May 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Mike Groll) read more

Chinas building boom bolsters zinc mining market

first_imgThe Asia-Pacific region is the largest zinc producer region in the world, and upcoming zinc mining projects in Australia, China and India are set to push production even higher, states a new report by mining experts GBI Research. The new report states that demand from galvanised steel makers is rising within the region, as populations expand and housing projects are announced, “keeping investor interest alive and the zinc mining industry buoyant.”Substantial zinc reserves in China, Australia and Kazakhstan support Asia’s zinc mining industry. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the Asia-Pacific region had the largest zinc reserves in the world at the end of 2010 with 122 Mt, with Australia and China accounting for around 78% of these reserves. Most of the zinc reserves in Australia are located in the provinces of Queensland, New South Wales, Western Australia and Victoria, while the provinces of Hubei and Guangdong Sheng accounted for the majority of zinc reserves in China.Planned and upcoming zinc projects in Australia, China and India will increase the region’s production levels during the next few years. This anticipated boost in activity is driven by a surging demand for galvanized steel, which is used in construction. China’s domestic zinc consumption is expected to increase from an estimated 5.23 Mt in 2010 to roughly 6.5 Mt by 2020, due to China’s plan to build 36 million units of affordable housing by 2015. National plans such as this, aimed to support population growth in emerging economies, also work to bolster industrial sectors by raising demand for raw materials.Overall zinc metal consumption in the Asia-Pacific region stood at an estimated 6.4 Mt in 2011, with China accounting for almost 90% of this. Regional consumption during this decade is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 1.6% to reach approximately 7.8 Mt by 2020, due to demand for galvanised steel. However, the skilled labour shortage in Australia could pose a major threat to the Asia-Pacific zinc mining industry, as the second largest zinc mine company in the region has been experiencing a skilled labour shortage for a number of years. Beginning in 2004, the situation worsened as the global financial crisis forced the resources sector to lay off around 28,300 personnel during 2008-2009. Since then, as the industry has gradually recovered, the shortage issue has become more apparent and is soon expected to become a major concern. With many remote mines located in Western Australia and Queensland and several mining projects under development, the skilled workforce shortage is likely to adversely affect the mineral resource sector.Asia-Pacific zinc ore production stood at an estimated 6.6 Mt in 2011, and during the forecast period 2012-2020, zinc ore production in Asia-Pacific is estimated to increase at a CAGR of around 4% to approximately 9.6 Mt in 2020. China was the major contributor to regional production in 2011, accounting for a 58.3% share, and the country is expected to remain the leading source of zinc in the future.last_img read more

Greenhills completes the Uis tin project acquisition

first_imgGreenhills Resources Ltd, the wholly owned subsidiary of Bushveld Minerals Ltd, the vanadium producing company with a diversified projects portfolio of tin and coal assets in Southern Africa, has acquired a 49.5% interest in Dawnmin Africa Investments from a consortium of Namibian shareholders.Dawnmin’s interest in the Uis tin project is held through its 85% shareholding of Guinea Fowl Investments 27. The remaining 15% shareholding in Guinea Fowl is held by the Small Miners of Uis, a Namibian Government entity.Erongo, the majority shareholder in Dawnmin, will spend up to A$2.0 million to complete a scoping study at the project, including the acquisition of processing equipment where deemed appropriate by the board of Bushveld and Technical team of Dawnmin, which will be comprised of representatives from Bushveld and Erongo.The Uis tin project is one of the largest known undeveloped open-pit, hard rock tin deposits in the world and has a history of significant tin mining.Due diligence confirms large well developed pegmatite ore body with 0.3% Sn commonly found in greisenised zones, estimated to host approximately 20,000 t of tinIntent to confirm JORC compliant resource, advance feasibility studies, while simultaneously refurbishing an old existing plant for a 10 t/h pilot scale production of tin concentrate, with a view to scale up targeting the identified high grade zones.The project is located in the Erongo Region of Namibia and comprises three mining licenses, ML 134, ML 129 (B1 and C1) and ML 133. Historic work confirmed a significant tin resource on all three licenses, the most significant of which is the ML 134 with the resource estimated at 70.3 Mt at 0.14% Sn for a total potential resource of over 90,000 t of contained tin.Following due diligence work recently completed, the company has identified significant high grade zones that it recommends form the basis for early production with pilot scale production, at the existing plant which is currently being refurbished by Erongo (pictured), targeted for the second half of 2017.Greenhills, Bushveld’s tin platform, was established to develop a pan-African portfolio of tin assets with a near term production profile. It continues to advance its stated strategy to build a critical mass of tin resources with a near term production profile, to advance the projects towards production and to establish Greenhills as a standalone tin platform offering exposure to a pan-African tin portfolio to investors. Options for listing Greenhills as a stand-alone platform are currently being considered by the company.Fortune Mojapelo, CEO of Bushveld Minerals: “The completion of the Uis tin project acquisition by Greenhills is a very significant step in delivering our strategy of establishing Greenhills as an attractive standalone platform, with options for listing Greenhills currently being considered by the company. We will continue to build a critical mass of tin resources in Greenhills offering exposure to a pan-African tin portfolio with a near term production profile.”last_img read more

Michal Jurecki signs for SG Flensburg Handewitt

The German SG Flensburg Handewitt think big with the new signing from Poland! The 34-years old Polish left back Michal Jurecki signed two years contract with the German team since 2019.Jurecki, one of the best left back players in European handball in the last few years, decided to give another chance to himself in DKB Bundesliga, where he already played in HSV Handball and TUS Lubbecke between 2007 and 2010.Jurecki’s club PGE Vive Kielce announced signing of Belarussian back-line player Vladislav Kulesh. Michal JureckiSG Flensburg Handewitt ← Previous Story Horvat to finish career in Zagreb – Four newcomers in Croatian capital Next Story → Spaniards had no mercy for African champions read more

How clean are Irish apples This student put it to the test

first_imgTHEY SAY THAT an apple a day keeps the doctor away, and student Jason Hannan (15), assisted by Jamie O’Connell (15) took that as his starting point for his BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition entry.The duo are students at St Nessan’s Community College in Limerick, and investigated the vitamin and chemical content of organic and non-organic apples, to make comparisons to determine which is healthier.Hannan said they spoke to experts from University of Limerick, who showed them how to test sulphur in apples. The test found that organic apples contain a lot of sulphur, but once they are washed the amount of sulphur diminishes.This project also looked at whether people prefer the taste of organic or non-organic apples. Here are the results: Read: Meet Ireland’s bright sparks at the BT Young Scientist & Technology exhibition>Read: Here’s why you can’t feed hens any food you want>last_img read more

Satellite casinos at risk under Macau license retender lawyer says

first_img JW Marriott at Galaxy Macau named venue and Galaxy Entertainment Group named Venue Sponsor for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Black Tie Gala Dinner Galaxy offers first glimpse of new Galaxy Macau convention center ahead of 2021 launch Macau GGR tumbles 8.6% in August Asked whether satellite casino operators would be able to continue should Macau’s current concession model be scrapped, Proença said the future existence of satellite casinos might not fit into the government’s previously stated policy goals of making the city a “World Centre of Tourism and Leisure.”“Do these satellite casinos contribute to creating a world class tourism destination? I think many of them as they stand today would [find that] difficult to achieve,” Proença said.“They are stakeholders, they have contributed, they should be consulted in the process and given the chance to bid for new concessions if [concession bids] are opened, [but] if some of them bid against international operators they will be placed in a very difficult position because it is hard to compete with companies that have created world class tourist destinations in other parts of the world.”There are currently 20 satellite casinos – defined as casinos operated by a third party under the license of a Macau concessionaire – in Macau of which 16 are run under the license of SJM. Galaxy Entertainment Group licenses three and Melco Resorts one.According to Proença, it would be difficult for most third-party operators to stand up in any license bidding process against foreign operators such as Genting, Hard Rock or even US tribal casino operator Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment.“These bring quality offerings and lots of experience,” he said.“You could argue that satellite operators have a lot of local experience but with a few exceptions they are yet to prove they have the ability to build and operate world class IRs.” RelatedPosts Load More Macau’s satellite casino operators could find themselves on the outer under potential changes to the law as part of the SAR’s license re-tendering process.The possibility of such an imbroglio was put forward by Rui Pinto Proença, Partner at Macau law firm MdME, during a discussion on local television news service TDM about the two-year license extension handed to SJM and MGM by the government last week.last_img read more