(CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this photo gallery on your mobile device.)SAN JOSE — Pete DeBoer appears to have found his third line.The combination of Tomas Hertl, Joonas Donskoi and Evander Kane continued to burn up the scoresheet Monday, scoring a pair of goals in the Sharks 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings at SAP Center.The Sharks third straight win improved the team’s record to 12-3-2 since they held a closed-door meeting with general manager Doug Wilson in Montreal on Dec. 2. …
14 May 2008The International Finance Corporation has called for more private investment in South Africa’s infrastructure sector, adding that it was ready to engage with stakeholders to find solutions to the country’s power shortage and increase private investment in health, education and other social infrastructure.“The IFC seeks to expand its advisory services to governments and increase investments in the region’s infrastructure,” said IFC business advisory services vice president Rachel Kyte in a statement this week.“We can add value by lending our expertise to governments in structuring private sector participation in infrastructure projects, and by helping private companies improve their energy efficiency.”Kyte, a leader within the IFC at demonstrating how high standards are good for business and help develop markets, drew attention to the value that companies could create through paying greater attention to environmental and social issues.She emphasised that companies could manage risk better and find new business opportunities related to sustainability by adopting good environmental and social practices.Kyte was recently in South Africa on her first visit to the region in her new capacity as vice president, to review IFC projects and engage stakeholders on ways to improve the climate for private sector investment.She visited Lonmin, one of South Africa’s leading platinum miners, in which the IFC has invested US$150-million to support the miners expansion and $6-million more toward a joint initiative to increase supply opportunities for small and medium enterprises and in community development activities surrounding the company’s mining area.“The IFC has a significant presence in South Africa, through investments in Lonmin and other projects,” she said. “We want to do more with partners to develop sustainable projects that empower local communities and serve previously underserved markets such as small and medium enterprises.”During the 2007 financial year, the IFC – a member of the World Bank Group – committed $1.4-billion to 52 projects across sub-Saharan Africa, $172-million of which went toward infrastructure projects.SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo material
A speeding car rammed a group of people doing yoga by the roadside in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur district on Thursday morning, killing six men, police said. The accident occurred on Kumher-Dhanwada highway when the car driver lost control over the vehicle. The group of six men was taking a morning walk and had stopped on the way for a yoga session, Kumher SHO Raghbeer Singh said. Nobody in the group survived. Four men died on the spot and two other succumbed to injuries later, the officer said. The victims were identified as Raghubar Baghel (62), Nirotilal Saini (65), Makhan Lal Kathik (60), Harishankar Tamboli (65), Prem Singh Baghel (55) and Rameshwar Baghel (45), the SHO said.
However, Jayson Castro believes that TNT must play through those distractions and focus on the game at hand.“That’s how it is. What we must do is to focus on the game and don’t mind the officiating. We can’t do anything about that. The officials are doing their job and they might get things wrong cause they’re just human. But we have to focus on our game and bounce back next game,” he said.Game 6 is on Sunday, where the KaTropa shoots to force a winner-take-all Game 7.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTNT import Joshua Smith went straight to the point and lambasted the referees on the heels of his squad’s 111-102 Game 5 loss to San Miguel in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals on Friday.“PBA officials are terrible,” he said, obviously pissed off with how the game ended.ADVERTISEMENT China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong MOST READ View comments Relaxed and resting LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera What ‘missteps’? Smith felt slighted by the way the game was officiated, calling out referees Noy Guevarra, Rey Yante, and Mao Orioste, “terrible.”When pressed to elaborate on his statement, the hulking reinforcement repeated the same words thrice before reporters decided to abruptly end the interview.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsSources close to the situation shared that Smith’s frustration is from what he felt were a lot of non-calls against him, which paved way for Beermen to come back from a 15-point halftime hole and eventually take the 3-2 series lead.Not helping was the 32 fouls whistled on the KaTropa, which led to 38 free throw attempts for San Miguel. Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
A dream project by the late Dr. Tonse Madhava Anantha Pai, Manipal University has transformed a barren Karnataka hilltop into an education hub. After completing his medical education from Madras University, he was all set to go to Hong Kong when his mother asked him to stay back and serve,A dream project by the late Dr. Tonse Madhava Anantha Pai, Manipal University has transformed a barren Karnataka hilltop into an education hub. After completing his medical education from Madras University, he was all set to go to Hong Kong when his mother asked him to stay back and serve the people of the region. Pai’s aim was to develop the rural areas of the district and rid the region of ill-literacy, illhealth and poverty. This led him to start schools in the remote areas of the district, followed by opening of Syndicate Bank and setting up of a private self-financed institution in Manipal by starting the Kasturba Medical College in 1953.H. S. BallalSo, on the hillock came up a medical college, and brick by brick other institutions came into being. H. S. Ballal, pro-chancellor, Manipal University explains, “As the institutions came up, the transformation of the barren hilltop began to take place. The open underdeveloped area paved way for commercial establishments to cater to the needs of the students. And as the number of students increased with the addition of more institutes, Manipal underwent a total change. All the institutions were under one umbrellaof ManipalAcademy of Higher Education. In 1993 we got the deemed University status. Only five colleges were present at that time. Today, the University has 22 institutions.” With the increase in the size of the university- institutions, students and staff-there has been a corresponding increase in the number of shops, eating houses and other commercial establishments. A number of residential complexes came up all over Manipal as the hill-top is also being considered as lucrative business by builders.The university has been able to cater to not just academic needs but also managed to attract a large number of students for its recreational facilities. “For the sports minded in particular the opportunities are limitless. The new indoor sports complex caters to a number of games and has a gymnasium, which has no parallel at least in this country. There are grounds for cricket, football and hockey, courts for basketball, volleyball and tennis and swimming pool to name a few,” says Ballal. It also offers students respite with tourist spots close to the campus. Mangalore which is only an hour away from Manipal, is very well connected. This coastal Tier-II city is beautiful and has scope for a variety of recreational activities. “Manipal has the Western Ghats on one side and the Arabian Sea on the other and the tourism department has developed good getaways to let your hair down,” reiterates Ballal.Rajneesh SoniThe university has always managed to churn out some of the most interesting and unique courses including the three-year degree course in jewellery management and the medical education programme, which is a tie-up with the Malaysian government. Malaysian students are admitted to the Melaka Manipal Medical College and, initially complete two and half years of pre-clinical studies at the Manipal Campus and then move on to the Melaka campus to complete their MBBS. Sagun SawhneyThe degree is conferred by Manipal University. In another programme, the International Centre for Applied Sciences has a programme with universities in the US, UK and Canada. The students get their degrees from whichever foreign university they study at.With Pai’s dream project expanding offshore, it will soon be an Indian force to reckon with. “Diversity is the key to engaging academics”After a 40-year association with Manipal University, H. S. Ballal feels there is a lot that the university offers. He discusses its inception and changes it has brought about.Q.What was the idea and vision behind setting up Manipal University?A. Dr Pai’s aim was to develop the rural areas of the district and rid the region of ill-literacy, ill-health and poverty. This led him to start schools in the remote areas of the district, He set up a private selffinanced institution in Manipal by starting the Kasturba Medical College in 1953.Q. Has the area around the campus witnessed any cultural changes since its establishment?A. Students from different backgrounds pool in their culture to create an amazing kaleidoscopic culture. Yes, Manipal has a lot of restaurants and hotels to cater to the students of different nationality and culture. Overall, this diversity has helped the ambience around change.Q. What makes this university stand out from the rest?A. Manipal University is synonymous with education of the best kind. Students choose it for higher education with this single thought in mind and are proud of the degree. Our diverse courses and international exposure add many feathers to the cap making it one of the most trusted.Another brick in the wallTechno drive: Research is given a lot of prominence and the Health Science Library is designed in a way that it considered to be the best in Asia and so are the Anatomy and Pathology Museums.Numero uno: The three-year degree course in jewellery management and the medical education programme which is a tie-up with the Malaysian government is one of a kind programme.Local rules: Students choose Manipal University for quality higher education but the recreational activities and the tourist getaways add colour and provide respite to them.23,000 students study at the Indian, Dubai and Malaysian campus.The university has 2,500faculty members teaching various disciplines.283 courses are taught in the ten departments of the university.There are 8 foreign associations including three international campuses.advertisementadvertisement
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Grassi/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images Inside Maluca Mala’s Daring Sound how-maluca-mala-flipping-script-her-daring-sound Esperanza Spalding Is Making Waves In Her Own Lane Ibeyi Are Leaving Their Mark On U.S. Pop Culture Meet the Bronx-born, Dominican singer who has been mixing Latin genres like merengue with dance beats and female-empowering lyricsJennifer VelezGRAMMYs Sep 21, 2018 – 6:31 pm Maluca Mala’s stage name carries weight. Meaning “bad woman” in Spanish, Maluca took a name that has a derogatory history and turned it into a powerful statement. Esperanza Spalding Is Making Waves In Her Own Lane “I grew up being called Maluca. It was a very endearing name,” she said in an interview with Latina. “But one time I searched its meaning, and I learned that it’s used in Latin American countries to describe a Black woman, or really like a woman in blackface, which is obviously bad and has a negative connotation. But, for me, it’s always been positive, never a way to put me down.”The singer, who is Bronx-born with Dominican roots, paired “maluca” with “mala” or “bad” in English—inspired by urban culture’s use of bad as being powerful or “daring” as she told Latina—and became Maluca Mala.Her sound is daring too. Throughout her career, Maluca has meshed genres like hip-hop, merengue – a musical genre deriving from the Dominican Republic – with electronic dance music and has been at the forefront of other genres like “tropical punk” and “ghetto techno.” With lyrics in simultaneous English and Spanish, or Spanglish, she denounces European beauty standards, empowers Afro-Latinas to be confident with who they are, reclaims gender stereotypes or just sings about love with a fun and innovative beat. While being in the underground scene for years, Maluca has collaborated with big names in pop culture. 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5. The gender gap in the game industry reduces slightlyA study by Google and and Newzoo found that in the US, 65 percent of women aged 10 to 65 play mobile games andthat those female gamers represent almost half of the mobile gaming population. But, in an annual state-of-the-industry survey of nearly 4,000 game developers leading up to GDC this week, just 19 percent of the developers who responded marked themselves as female when asked their gender. The number is up 2 percent from the 17 percent who identified as female in the 2018 survey, but it needs progress before it reflects the gaming audience. 6. More game developers will hold live events for players Fortnite’s recent live in-game concert with DJ Marshmello — where players were transported to a virtual EDM show –is a hint at the future of mobile games. Pokemon Go has been holding live events for a while, both in-game and in person. And even Kongregate, which has developed dozens of mobile games and hosts more than 100,000 games on its website, uses events to attract and retain players, said Kongregate exec Peter Eykemans. Except to see more live events this year. Marshmello/Fortnite 7. AR will be the dominant immersive reality in 5 years According to GDC’s 2019 game-industry survey, game makers are fairly bullish on AR, or augmented reality, becoming the dominant immersive reality over VR, or virtual reality. Games like Pokemon Go, The Walking Dead Our World, Jurassic World Alive and the upcoming Harry Potter: Wizards Unite already point the way to immersive play on mobile phones. But, 17 percent of the developers who took part in the survey also think neither AR or VR will be important in five years. Sean Keane/CNET Now playing: Watch this: 0 James Martin/CNET The two biggest topics at this week’s Game Developer Conference (GDC) have been Google’s upcoming Stadia streaming service and the stranglehold Fortnite has on the youth of America. But for those interested in mobile games, the convention this week in San Francisco offers lots of hints about where iOS and Android developers are going in 2019 and beyond. Read: Best phone for gaming in 2019: Razer 2 vs. Asus ROG, Nubia Red Magic Mars, Xiaomi Black Shark. 1. Cloud-based gaming is coming to your phone Google announced Stadia this week — an ambitious plan to stream games through its Chrome browser to desktop and mobile devices and via Chromecast to your TV — but other companies also have plans to jump into cloud-based gaming. Sony already has its PlayStation Now game streaming service for PCs and PlayStation 4, and Microsoft is building one called Project xCloud that will stream Xbox games to phones and tablets. And Tencent this week said it’s building a streaming service for cloud-based gaming on Windows and Android devices. James Martin/CNET 2. Smartphones will be a proxy for PCs and consoles The Samsung Galaxy S10 is $900. The iPhone XS starts at $999. The cheapest Pixel 3 is $799. At those prices, when the choice is between buying a console or getting a new phone, users — and especially kids — choose the phone, because it’s the most important device in their lives and it’s what connects them to their social group, says Dave Rohrl, a 20-year gaming veteran who founded PopCap’s San Francisco studio. 1:56 Google Stadia is a play-anywhere streaming game platform… In this GDC space, a toilet plunger becomes your game controller And that choice helps explain the success of Fortnite on iOS and Android, Rohrl said, where despite the obstacles of playing on a mobile phone — limited controls and a smaller screen, which put the player at a competitive disadvantage against those on PCs and consoles — the game has been massively popular on mobile devices. A phone has advantages too, Rohrl said. It’s much more convenient and spontaneous to play together with friends while hanging around at school or home. Big Hero 6 Angela Lang/CNET 3. Competitive multiplayer mobile games will dominate If you like running around on your phone bashing people, then 2019 should be as much fun as 2018. Fortnite, and PUBG before that, showed that mobile players like real-time battles. Even Pokemon Go joined in, rolling out PVP real-time combat at the end of 2018. According to Rob Giusti, senior software developer at Niantic, Pokemon Go gained the much-requested PVP combat mode to infuse the spirit of Pokemon battles into the game, to please both casual and hard-core players and to lure back lapsed players. According to Giusti, the plan worked, with the new battle system having a positive effect on retaining players and extending play sessions after it launched. 4. Mobile game popularity will be driven by the pack Why does Fortnite suddenly take off, or why does a game like Roblox grow year over year over year to the point where after 10 years, it became a top 10 gross revenue app? Why did Minecraft become popular, and Club Penguin before that? According to Steve Meretzky — an independent game designer and former VP of Game Design for Playdom — it’s the kids. Specifically the pack-animal mentality of the kids, where if your friends are doing something, you’d better be doing it too if you want to belong to the pack. And that pack mentality creates a ripple effect; as one social circles reaches the tipping point, it spills over to another social circle and then another. Mobile Post a comment 15 Photos Tags Google Microsoft Sony Share your voice
Prothom Alo IllustrationTwo suspected drug peddlers were killed in a reported gunfight between their cohorts and police in Bagmara in Khulna city early Wednesday.The deceased are Raju, 26, son of a certain Mohammad Babul of Bagmara and Manik Kha, 30, son of one Sultan Sheikh of Mistiripara in the city, reports UNB.A team of police arrested Raju and Manik from Dhaka and brought them to Khulna on Tuesday, said Kotwali police station sub-inspector Sumendu Kumar.On Tuesday night, police along with the arrestees conducted a drive in the area to nab their associates around 3:30am, he said.Sensing the presence of the law enforcement, the criminals opened fire to police, forcing them to fire back in self-defence, he added.At one stage, police recovered the bodies of Raju and Manik while the others managed to flee the scene, the SI said.Police recovered a pipe gun, two rounds of bullet and 200 pieces of yaba tablets from the spot, Sumendu Kumar said.The duo was wanted in several cases including that of murder, drugs and extortion, police said.Five policemen were injured during the gunfight and provided first aid at Khulna Medical College Hospital, SI Sumendu said.The law enforcement’s version of the event was, however, not verified independently as no version of the incident was available immediately either from any witnesses or from the victim’s family.With the latest, at least 121 people were killed in the alleged gunfights with members of law enforcement agencies while 37 bodies of suspected drug traders were recovered after reported gun battles between rival groups during the countrywide anti-narcotic drives since 15 May.