Dolor coming home; Quiel tapped as replacement

first_imgRobredo: 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 Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Cayco is expected to arrive in Suwon, South Korea, on Thursday and will bring home the FEU standout, leaving behind the rest of the national men’s team currently training there.The Umingan, Pangasinan, native and former Spikers’ Turf Most Valuable Player broke his left pinky finger, which had to be operated immediately.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 starsDolor was doing blocking drills with members of the coaching staff, who were firing from an elevated position when it happened.Dolor was rushed to Soo Hospital and immediately went under the knife. El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet LATEST STORIES FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas acting president Peter Cayco will personally bring home dejected Greg Dolor, who will miss the Asian Seniors and Southeast Asian Games after breaking his finger during a freak training accident recently.Peter John Quiel, another Far Eastern University stalwart, has been tapped by national coach Sammy Acaylar to take over Dolor’s spot.ADVERTISEMENT Marinerong Pilipino sails to playoffs, caps comeback by sinking AMAcenter_img Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We know that Greg is a valuable member of the team and [would have played] a key role as our men’s national team shoots for a podium finish in the biennial meet,” said Cayco. “But his health is our primary concern.”“I will fly to Suwon City, South Korea, as soon as possible to personally check his condition and bring him home,” he added. “The entire team and the federation are fully behind him in this very challenging situation.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

South Korea World Cup visit to Pyongyang confirmed

first_imgEthel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics View comments P11-B loan for SEA Games hosting not an issue — Cayetano This jewelry designer is also an architect Trending 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 DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers East Asia League eyes home-and-away format It will be only the second visit by the South Korean men’s team to Pyongyang, following an international friendly that took place in 1990.The KFA says, “On Monday, an official of the AFC had a meeting with the vice-president of the North Korean Football Association in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. The North Korean federation said they will treat our team just the same as the other teams in Group H.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40A first competitive meeting in Pyongyang would be symbolic as the two countries are still technically at war because the 1950-53 Korean War ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty.During qualification for the 2010 World Cup, North Korea chose to host games against South Korea in Shanghai. Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? MOST READ Becoming his own man North Korea sits on top of the group with two wins from its opening two games in the second round of Asian qualification, including a win in Pyongyang against Lebanon. South Korea has played only one game so far, winning 2-0 in Turkmenistan.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FILE – North Korea’s fans celebrate during the World Cup Group H qualifying soccer match between North Korea and Lebanon at the Kim Il Sung Stadium in Pyongyang, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has confirmed that it will play its upcoming World Cup qualifier against North Korea in Pyongyang, allaying concerns that the Oct. 15 game would be moved elsewhere.In an official announcement, the Korea Football Association (KFA) in Seoul said it had been informed by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) that North Korea will host the Group H game as scheduled.ADVERTISEMENT Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Kylian Mbappe to wear Paris Saint-Germain’s iconic No.7 jersey next season

first_imgKylian Mbappe will be donning Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain’s No. 7 jersey for the upcoming season, chaning from his jersey No. 29Brazilian winger Lucas Moura last wore PSG’s No. 7 until he left for Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur in January 2018.It’s a coincidence that Lucas already switched his kit number from 29 to 7 in June 2014.”I always thought that the kit number was not of great importance. I thought that how you behave on the pitch is more important, but your number shows your ambitions and it shows the kind of player you want to be,” said the 19-year-old Mbappe, who recently lifted the World Cup with France.”Seven is a legendary number. A lot of great players have worn it. I hope I’ll do justice to this great number with good performances on the pitch. I will keep working really hard in order to improve and see where this takes me,” Mbappe said.#K7LIAN pic.twitter.com/9NMXt0mh3PParis Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) July 26, 20187#K7LIAN#ICICESTPARIS pic.twitter.com/gc16WzXhVAParis Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) July 26, 2018Mbappe said that he came to PSG to accomplish something and he hopes he can “achieve greatness” at the club.Mbappe was named among 10 candidates announced for the best men’s player by FIFA. He joins Luka Modric, the Croatia captain who was named the tournament’s best player, along with five-time winners Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.READ – Mbappe scored the historic goal in World Cup final with back injuryMbappe also has revealed that he played the World Cup semifinals and final with a back injury he hid from his rivals.advertisementIn an interview with France Football magazine, Mbappe says he displaced three vertebrae in his back during the tournament in Russia three days before France defeated Belgium 1-0 in the semifinals. France won the World Cup with a 4-2 victory over Croatia in the final.READ – Pele welcomes Kylian Mbappe to elite club as France win World Cup 2018″It was essential not to alert our opponents, otherwise they could have taken advantage of that and targeted this sensitive area,” said Mbappe, who scored four goals in the tournament including one in the final. “That’s the reason why with the staff and the players we kept it hidden, even for the final.”The 19-year-old Mbappe was one of the stars of the tournament and picked up the award for the best young player at the World Cup. He became the youngest player to score two goals in a World Cup game since Pele in 1958, and also became the first teenager since Pele to score in a World Cup final.(With inputs from AP and IANS)last_img read more

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 with sliding camera could launch on October 15

first_imgThe longtime rumoured Mi Mix 3 finally gets a launch date. But, the date hasn’t been confirmed by Xiaomi yet. Two new teasers leaked on the Chinese microblogging site Weibo reveal that the Mi Mix 3 may go official on October 15. As noted, Xiaomi is yet to confirm the same. To recall, previous reports had suggested that Mi Mix 3 will be launching on September 15, but that didn’t happen. For now, we aren’t sure if the October 15 is actually the launch date of the Mi Mix 3, but what is confirmed for sure is that the phone will be launching this month itself.Xiaomi President Lin Bin in August this year confirmed that the Mi Mix 3 is coming in October, but never revealed the launch date. He also posted an image of the phone which revealed that the Mi Mix 3 will get a major revamp in a lot of aspects. The image revealed that the Mi Mix 3 will come with a sliding camera on the front and looks somewhat similar to the Oppo Find X. The slider is expected to equip the selfie camera, earpiece and some sensors. Xiaomi is yet to reveal details on how the camera slider of the Mi Mix 3 will work.The new teasers leaked on Weibo don’t reveal any new information about the Mi Mix 3. The teasers just show the Mi Mix 3 with full-screen display and tips that the phone could launch on Oct 15.Ahead of the launch, a lot has been already talked about the Mi Mix 3. Going by the rumours it looks like the Mi Mix 3 will be a follow up of the Mi Mix 2S. The smartphone will come with a bezel-less design, two cameras on the rear panel and single on the front just as the 2S. As noted, the selfie camera of the phone will be embedded inside the slider. We expect the front camera of the phone to work just like the Oppo Find X. This means, on opening the camera app the slider will pop-up and capture the selfie, and after the app is closed the slider will go down.advertisementAs for the camera configuration, the Mi Mix 3 is expected to come with a 16-megapixel primary camera and a 12-megapixel secondary camera on the back. On the front, the Mi Mix 3 is said to sport the same camera setup as the Mi Mix 2S, which is a 5MP.The Mi Mix 3 is expected to come with a much bigger screen compared to the Mi Mix 2 and the Mix 2S. Rumours say that the phone could sport a 6-inch display with 19:9 aspect ratio. Some rumours also suggest that the Mi Mix 3 will include an in-display fingerprint sensor, while some hints at a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. So, there’s still some confusion whether the Mi Mix 3 will sport a fingerprint sensor under the display or on the rear panel.We expect the Mi Mix 3 to be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 processor. Rumours suggest that the phone will come in two variants. The base model with 6GB RAM and 256GB of storage, while the top-end model of the phone is said to include 8GB RAM paired with 256GB of internal storage. The Mi Mix 3 is also tipped to come with IP68 rating and hence is expected to be water and dust resistant. It is likely to run the latest Android Oreo-based MIUI 10.ALSO READ: Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 set to launch this month: Sliding camera, Snapdragon 845, bezel-less screen expectedThe final pricing of the Mi Mix 3 is yet to be revealed by Xiaomi, but rumours Rumours suggest that the starting price of the Mi Mix 3 in China could be around 3799 Yuan, which roughly translates to Rs 40,300. This price is said to be for the 6GB RAM and 256GB storage variant of the phone. As of now, there’re no words if the Mi Mix 3 will come to India or not. Possibly it will. If the Mi Mix 3 comes to India we expect it to cost around Rs 40,000. To recall, the Mi Mix 2 was launched in the country at a price of Rs 35,999, though nowadays it’s selling for a reduced price of Rs 29,999.last_img read more

In The Spotlight – Zoe Dacey-Aiken

first_imgIn the tenth edition of In The Spotlight, Australian Mixed Open player, Zoe Dacey-Aiken, speaks about what it means to her to play at the 2011 World Cup and her favourite sporting moment. Name: Zoe Dacey-AikenNickname: ZadaAge: 27Affiliate: Northern Districts Perth/Alliance Occupation: Executive Assistant at PricewaterhouseCoopersPosition: LinkDebut for Australia: Wollongong – 2009 Trans Tasman SeriesCareer highlights so far: 2010 Trans Tasman in New ZealandHow you got involved in Touch Football: My Dad when I was a baby.Favourite player: I have too many to name them all.What does it mean to you to be representing Australia at the 2011 World Cup: It means everything to me, it has always been a goal of mine most my life. Biggest influence on your Touch Football career: My Dad and Bernie Morrison.Favourite sporting moment: Playing for the first time for my country with such an amazing bunch of people and coach. What do you know about Scotland: The national costume is the tartan kilt.Any superstitions: NoFunniest Australian teammate: Tashy (assistant coach Tony El Takchi).Favourite quote: No pain no gain.Any travel plans for after World Cup: Yes to London then the Greek Islands.Stay tuned to the website for the upcoming editions of In The Spotlight, which will feature every Open’s player travelling to the World Cup.  With only 44 days to go until the 2011 Federation of International Touch World Cup, be sure to be regularly visiting the Touch Football Australia website to keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information. Don’t forget to become a fan of Touch Football Australia on Facebook and Twitter in the lead up to the 2011 World Cup to find out all you need to know about Australia’s World Cup campaign:http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Touch-Football-Australia/384949403384 www.twitter.com/touchfootyauslast_img read more

Ackee Exporters Make FDA Green List

first_imgThe 10 Jamaican food facilities, which export ackee to the United States, have been included on the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) ‘green list’.This gives the entities exemption from detention of their products without physical examination and intensified surveillance, said State Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Sharon Ffolkes Abrahams, during her Sectoral presentation on Tuesday, June 25, in the House of Representatives.The Bureau of Standards Jamaica has aided in the facilities making the FDA list, through significant efforts to assist producers/exporters under the National Food Safety Modernization Task Force, which is working to achieve compliance with the US Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).The FSMA is an amendment to the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. It provides a legislative mandate requiring a science-based preventative control across the food supply chain, rather than a reactive approach to food safety problems.Mrs. Ffolkes Abrahams assured that the Task Force and Secretariat continues to provide guidance and support to food exporters to satisfy the requirements of the FSMA.Meanwhile, the State Minister is encouraging food entities to take advantage of available financial assistance to improve their operations.She informed that 20 food firms were approved for grant funding in October 2012 under Caribbean Export, which is the regional trade and investment promotion agency in the African Caribbean Pacific (ACP) group. regional trade and investment promotion agency in the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group regional trade and investment promotion agency in the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group regional trade and investment promotion agency in the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) groupAdditionally, the EX-IM Bank approved/issued some $20.5 million in loans to two entities.“This left a balance of $79.5 million in the EX-IM Bank’s FSMA total loan window of $100 million. I encourage more of our food firms to utilize this facility,” she said.Mrs. Ffolks Abrahams said that the Ministry is working with a number of stakeholders to facilitate the line of credit.These are the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ), the Jamaica Exporters Association (JEA), Ministry of Health, Veterinary Services Division, Plant Quarantine Division, Bureau of Standards Jamaica, Scientific Research Council, Food Storage and Prevention of Infestation Division, and the Jamaica National Agency of Accreditation (JANAAC).Contact: Alphea Saunderslast_img read more

Jamaica Hosts Three-Day RBM System Seminar

first_imgStory Highlights A three-day sensitisation seminar on the CARICOM Results Based Management (RBM) System will be held in Jamaica from August 14 to 16.The seminar opens at 9:00 a.m. at the Office of the Prime Minister, 1 Devon Road, Kingston 10, where a discussion will be held with Permanent Secretaries of the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).Cabinet Secretary, Office of the Cabinet, Ambassador Douglas Saunders, and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Ambassador Marcia Gilbert-Roberts, will bring opening remarks.On Wednesday, August 15, there will be a meeting with Parliamentarians at the Houses of Parliament, Gordon House, 81 Duke Street, Kingston, beginning at 1:30 p.m. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, will address the meeting.On the same day at 10:00 a.m., Senator Johnson Smith will speak at a CARICOM RBM Seminar Press Briefing at the Ministry, 21 Dominica Drive, in New Kingston. Resource persons at the seminar will include representatives of the Policy and Planning and the Caribbean and Americas Departments of the Foreign Affairs Department, the Office of the Cabinet and the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service.The seminar, to be convened in all member states on different dates, was coined at the 35th Meeting of the Conference of the Heads of Government in Antigua and Barbuda in 2014. It aims to inform a wide variety of CARICOM’s stakeholders of the shift towards RBM.Participants will include Parliamentarians, Senior Government officials as well as representatives of civil society and non-governmental organisations, and International Development Partners.Deputy Secretary General of the CARICOM Secretariat, Ambassador Manorma P. Soeknandan, along with a delegation, will be visiting Jamaica to participate in the seminar.Additionally, the Ambassador is scheduled to make a number of media appearances over the three-day period.The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade indicates that the CARICOM Secretariat “is tasked with the responsibility of establishing a planning, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting system that is based on the principles of Results Based Management.”“The CARICOM Gender-sensitive RBM System will serve as a mechanism that will facilitate improvements in the implementation of programmes by way of better communication, more realistic project schedules, useful evaluation results and enhanced accountability and transparency at all levels,” the Ministry states. Cabinet Secretary, Office of the Cabinet, Ambassador Douglas Saunders, and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Ambassador Marcia Gilbert-Roberts, will bring opening remarks. The seminar opens at 9:00 a.m. at the Office of the Prime Minister, 1 Devon Road, Kingston 10, where a discussion will be held with Permanent Secretaries of the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). A three-day sensitisation seminar on the CARICOM Results Based Management (RBM) System will be held in Jamaica from August 14 to 16.last_img read more

Infographic: Highest Valued Bulker Fleet

first_imgIn today’s infographic we present to you the world’s highest valued bulker fleet, according to the VesselsValue analysis.The company that tops the ladder is Japanese ship owner K Line with the overall value of its fleet estimated at USD 2.1 billion.To help you get a better grasp of the value the infographic includes some interesting comparisons. Enjoy!World Maritime News Staff; Image: VesselsValuelast_img

Quebec smalltown mayors upset over plans by Desjardins to close ATMs

first_imgMONTREAL – Some small-town mayors in Quebec are warning that a decision by the Desjardins credit-union movement to shut down automated teller machines in several communities will have a devastating impact.Denis Legare, the mayor of Notre-Dame-de-la Salette, says there will be no cash available in the western Quebec municipality when the town’s ATM is removed in mid-August.“Cutting the cash flow and asking our merchants to drive 24 kilometres (return) every night to do their nightly deposits (in another town), is going to kill the municipality,” Legare said in an interview Tuesday.He said the local credit union, which is located in the town hall, was opened in 1943 and is the only place where residents can do any banking.“Most of the business out in the small towns in the country is cash business,” he said. “When you go to a farmer to buy vegetables, you have to pay cash.”Legare added the town would like to stay with Desjardins, but that he’s already approached two banks about installing an ATM.‘”Once a small town loses its caisse populaire (credit union) and its church, there’s nothing there,” he said. “You might as well close the door behind you and leave.”Legare said a petition is circulating calling for a meeting to discuss the decision to yank the ATM and added a movement has begun throughout the province to try to get Desjardins to change its mind.At least half a dozen communities in the province are facing the prospect of losing their ATM.Louis-Georges Simard, the mayor of Riviere-Ouelle, a town in the Lower St. Lawrence region, says the banking machine in his town will be pulled out next Monday.He said that will have a big impact on many seniors in the community.“There are older people who are used to functioning with cash, but are not used to making electronic payments and that will take time,” Simard noted.He said while he understands technological change, Desjardins is moving too fast and he’s asking for a three-month moratorium.“I have no problem with the fact that, in five or 10 years, there won’t be any banking machines,” he said. “But I think Desjardins is pushing too hard on the accelerator.”Simard said people in his town are furious.‘I was with a group at a meeting in the municipality earlier today (Tuesday) and they had a lot to say against Desjardins — but I can’t repeat the words I heard,” he added.A Desjardins spokesman points out that any decisions to remove banking machines — or service counters — have been discussed in advance with members of the local credit union.“Directors with the local credit union, where decisions are made, follow a normal process,” Marc Villeneuve, a regional vice-president, said in an interview Tuesday.Villeneuve noted that Desjardins is seeing a reduction in the use of automated teller machines, as people turn to online banking.“Today, it’s less than seven per cent of our transactions that are made at banking machines,” he said.Villeneuve admitted it’s possible people may have to travel 10 to 12 kilometres between ATMs, “but we put machines where our members use them.”“If there are no grocery stores, no service stations, no pharmacy or post office. . .when there’s nothing open in a village, it’s difficult to explain why the ATMs should be kept operating,” he added.The company still has 2,000 ATMs in Quebec and Ontario, but says there are no plans to close those in Ontario.last_img read more

Manitoba Hydros 37M net income almost half what it was year before

first_imgWINNIPEG – Manitoba Hydro made millions less in income last year and the Crown corporation expects its long-term debt to grow by $25 billion in the next five years.The utility’s annual report shows it made $37 million in net income for the fiscal year ended March 31, down from $71 million the year before.It projects the income loss to continue next year.The utility says the drop comes primarily from $50 million in restructuring costs, including a reduction in employees and management.Hydro incurred huge debt to build new generating stations and transmission lines — its total debt is more than $19 billion.In the report, Hydro president and CEO Kelvin Shepherd says reducing costs is only part of a plan to restore financial stability, adding the utility will look at increasing exports.The report says higher domestic electricity revenues because of colder weather and an increase in customers helped the financial results, but improvements were offset by a drop in revenues from export sales due to reduced hydraulic generation.The Crown utility has undergone inner turmoil recently with nine out of 10 board members resigning in March. They cited an inability to work with Premier Brian Pallister and the Progressive Conservative government.Pallister said the resignations were linked to the board’s plan to pay $70 million to the Manitoba Metis Federation so the organization wouldn’t pursue concerns over a new transmission line to Minnesota. The government overturned the decision and Pallister called the deal “persuasion money.”Shepherd announced in July that he will step down in November.Hydro has said it will seek rate increases of nearly eight per cent for the next several years.In May, Manitoba Hydro lost its bid to raise the rate an additional 7.9 per cent in June. A 3.6 per cent increase was approved instead.The Public Utilities Board also directed the utility to create a special rate class for Indigenous customers who live on reserves. Last week, Hydro asked the courts to overturn that directive.Shepherd said Manitoba Hydro is working on a long-term financial plan.“This level of debt increases the potential financial exposure from risks facing the corporation and is a concern for both the corporation and our customers, who may be exposed to higher rate increases in the event of rising interest rates, a prolonged drought or a major system failure,” Shepherd said.last_img read more

Burnaby mayor wants more action on pipeline after meeting with Trudeau

first_imgHe characterized the meeting as a good start but said an initial discussion with Trudeau has to be backed up by concrete measures from the federal government, which is expected to announce a decision on the future of the project later this month.“I want to sit down and talk about the real issues in depth with people who are experts in that field to ensure that we’re getting the protection for our residents that we need,” Hurley said. “The prime minister and I talking about it doesn’t really produce anything.”Trudeau attended a street festival in Burnaby immediately after meeting with Hurley but did not take any questions from media.The Prime Minister’s Office said only that the meeting included representatives of the fire department and focused on local issues such as housing.Hurley said he told Trudeau that Burnaby is bearing the brunt of the risk for a twinned pipeline that the federal government purchased for $4.5 billion and the Alberta government is pushing to have built.“Everyone’s willing to put our community at risk to fulfil their needs and we need some answers,” Hurley said about the pipeline that would more than triple the amount of diluted bitumen flowing from the Edmonton area to a port in Burnaby. BURNABY, B.C. _ The mayor of Burnaby, B.C., says he met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to discuss his concerns about the risk of a fire at a tank farm in his city, which would be the terminus of an expanded Trans Mountain pipeline.Mike Hurley said he told Trudeau on Saturday that the facility on Burnaby Mountain is within five kilometres of forests and a residential area that would put thousands of lives in danger.“I said, ‘If it goes ahead, and I sincerely hope it doesn’t, we have to have some serious discussions around safety and protecting our residents,”’ said Hurley, a former firefighter. The National Energy Board endorsed the pipeline expansion earlier this year after reconsidering its effects on marine life off the coast of British Columbia.Last month, pro-pipeline protesters rallying outside a Calgary office tower during a clean energy announcement by federal Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi chanted “build the pipeline.”Sohi told reporters the government is working toward getting the pipeline built and has also said officials have been consulting with Indigenous communities.The proposal to twin the Trans Mountain pipeline was first approved by cabinet in 2016. The Federal Court of Appeal rescinded that decision in August, saying neither an environmental review nor Indigenous consultations had been properly completed.center_img “Any time you’re dealing with flammable liquids like oil there’s always a chance there can be a rupture of the tank, there can be a boilover of some sort within the tank that can cause really dangerous chemical reactions, not to mention fires that would come along with that.”Hurley said he doesn’t agree with Alberta’s ad campaign launched last week in an effort to sway people in favour of a pipeline that he and many residents of Burnaby do not support.He said the province’s focus on a future based on oil is “a fantasy.”“The good old days of the oil industry are over and they need to start preparing for a new economy,” he said.last_img read more

Bank robber wanted for thefts in Hamilton Burlington

Police are hoping the public can help identify a man who is wanted in connection with two bank robberies in Hamilton and Burlington. Shortly before 3 p.m., on May 10, officers were called to a robbery at Scotiabank on Fennell Ave. East. Police say a man approached a clerk working behind the counter and produced a note stating it was a robbery. The man stole a “large amount” of money and fled the scene. Police believe the same man is responsible for a robbery at a TD Bank on Guelph Line in Burlington on July 24. In that incident, a man handed over a note to a clerk saying it was a robbery and that he would hurt the worker. He took a small amount of money and fled the bank.Police have released two surveillance images of the suspect in both robberies. Anyone with information that could help police in the investigation is asked to contact Detective Const. Mirko Kuruc 905-546-8939 or Staff Sgt. Emidio Evangelista at (905) 546-2991. read more

The Experts goes to Argentina

← Previous Story Rajko Prodanovic one step to Pick Szeged Next Story → William Accambray the best player of the French League 2010/2011 Argentina handballFrench handball team The “Experts”, all title Champions in the Sport of Handball, French national team goes to Argentina, where Karabatic and Co. will play two matches against the biggest surprise of the last World Championship in Sweden, home team, led by the brothers Simonet. The matches will be played on 8th and 10th of June.Players list of Claude Onesta:Goalkeepers : Dumoulin (Chambéry), Karaboué (Toulouse), Omeyer (Kiel) ; Players : Fernandez (Toulouse), Barachet (Chambéry), Karabatic (Montpellier), Narcisse (Kiel), Joli (Valladolid), Honrubia (Montpellier), Karabatic L. (Montpellier), Accambray (Montpellier), Sorhaindo (Barcelone), Guigou (Montpellier), Bosquet (Dunkerque), Detrez (Chambéry), Paty (Chambéry). Substitution : Junillon (Nîmes), Bingo (Tremblay), Anic (Gummersbach), Derbier (Istres), Nyokas (Paris), Gérard (Dunkerque). read more

Slovakia is ready for Serbia – Heister announced official squad

← Previous Story Drago Vukovic about Stefansson: “Iceland won’t miss him to much” Next Story → Accommodation during EHF EURO 2012 in Novi Sad – Hotel GARNI RIMSKI EHF EURO 2012 Slovakia After three defeats and only a win against Iran at “Croatia Cup” last weekend, Slovakian NT coach, Zoltan Heister announced 16 players for the EHF EURO 2012 in Serbia:Goalkeepers: Richard Štochl (Montpellier Agglomération HB/Fr.), Miloš Putera (TV 05/07 Hottenberg/Nem.), Ladislav Kovačin (MŠK Považská Bystrica)Line players: Andrej Petro (DHC Rheinland Dormagen /Nem.), Michal Kopčo (Tatran Prešov), Peter Dudáš (HC SPORTA Hlohovec)Wings: Martin Straňovský (Reale Ademar León/Šp.), Radoslav Antl (Tatran Prešov), Tomáš Urban (HC winLand Michalovce), Marek Mikéci (HC Štart Nové Zámky)Backs: Daniel Valo (HSG Wetzlar/Nem.), Peter Kukučka (Kadetten Schaffhausen Handball/Švaj.), Ladislav Tarhai ml. (BSV Bern Muri/Švaj.), Oliver Rábek (HC Štart Nové Zámky), Patrik Hruščák (1. MHK Košice), Ľubomír Ďuriš (HC SPORTA Hlohovec) read more

John Terry slams talk of Benitez rift as Chelsea cruise in FA

first_imgJOHN TERRY RUBBISHED reports of a rift in his relationship with Rafael Benitez after the Chelsea captain marked his return to the side with a goal in Sunday’s 4-0 win over Brentford.Terry had started only two games since Benitez took over as Chelsea’s interim manager earlier this season as he struggled to fully recover from a knee injury suffered in November.Benitez had insisted Terry wasn’t fit enough to start and it had been widely speculated that the former England international was at loggerheads with the Spaniard over his reduced role.A report on Sunday claimed Terry and Benitez clashed earlier this month after Gary Cahill and Branislav Ivanovic were selected ahead of him, but the centre-back was quick to dismiss the accusation during a television interview following the fourth round replay at Stamford Bridge.“It was good to get on the scoresheet and good to be back,” Terry told ITV. “The manager knows me and I want to play. I have been out for two or three months (with a knee injury), but the other two (centre-backs) have been doing well. It’s good to have competition.“I read those stories in the paper but it is completely lazy journalism. The other two players have been playing well and I’ve been out for a few months. It’s complete rubbish.”Benitez also made it clear he had no problem with Terry, who has been rumoured in the past to have provoked dressing room discord to destabilise previous Chelsea managers, when asked about his relationship with the defender.“I was surprised by some comments in the newspapers. They were totally ludicrous,” Benitez said. “We have had some conversations and have been talking about football, He is quite clever and understands everything. Clearly you can see, he’s on the pitch, he’s training.”- © AFP, 2013Chelsea rout Brentford to reach fifth roundITV’s unfortunate mis-spelling of Rafa Benitez’s name during Chelsea’s clash with Brentfordlast_img read more

Construction on Northeast 119th Street one bite at a time

first_imgWhenever Robin Washington, a project manager with Clark County Public Works, is asked why the improvements on Northeast 119th Street are taking so long to build, she likens it to another large undertaking.“I ask people, ‘How do you eat an elephant?’” she said. “One bite at a time.”Now the county is finishing one bite and is starting on another as it continues its multiyear project to upgrade Northeast 119th Street from a two-lane country road with no sidewalks or bicycle lanes to an arterial intended to accommodate growing suburbanization.Washington said that McDonald Excavating, a Washougal-based contractor, is wrapping up work on a stretch of Northeast 119th Street between Northeast 50th Avenue and Northeast 72nd Avenue. Work between 72nd and Northeast 87th Avenue was completed last year, and now contractor Rotschy is launching a project from 87th to Northeast 112th Avenue. The county awarded the Vancouver-based company an $11.18 million contract, according to a news release.Clearing the wayWashington said that crews will be out clearing the roadsides and cutting trees in anticipation of upgrades. She also said that utilities will also have to clear pipes and poles that are in the way. She said the project will last two seasons and expects it to be finished in late 2019, according to a county news release.According to the news release, more than $50 million will be spent on the corridor. The county has been awarded two grants to help pay for construction: a $4 million state Urban Arterial Program grant through the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board and a $3.1 million federal Surface Transportation Program grant through the Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Council.last_img read more

Myanmar landslide kills 22 many more feared missing

first_imgAt least 22 people were killed when a landslide triggered by monsoon rains struck a village in eastern Myanmar, as emergency workers continued the search Saturday for scores more feared missing. A huge brown scar on the hillside marked where the deluge of mud descended on The Pyar Kone village in Mon state on Friday, wiping out 16 homes and a monastery. Also Read – Watch: Donald Trump says Florida faces absolute monster hurricane Advertise With Us Search and rescue teams worked through the night trying to find survivors and recover bodies from the deep sludge. “So far we have found 22 bodies and 47 injured people,” said local administrator Myo Min Tun. Officials believe up to 100 people could still be missing. Aerial pictures showed broken remnants of rooftops and other debris from the houses strewn next to trucks knocked over by the force of the mudslide. Also Read – Pakistan test-fires 290-km range missile Advertise With Us ALSO READ: Rains, landslides and flash floods – South struggles to keep head up as more than 60 die Htay Win, 32, told AFP that two of her daughters and five other relatives had still not been found. “I heard a huge noise and turned round to see my home being hit by the mud,” she said, crying. Rescue workers spent Saturday morning loading bodies wrapped in plastic onto the back of flatbed trucks as worried villagers looked on. Advertise With Us Emergency crews had to unblock the main highway from Yangon to Mawlamyine, buried under six feet (1.8 metres) of sludge. Torrential downpours have burst riverbanks across the country while coastal communities have been warned of higher tides. In the town of Shwegyin in eastern Bago region, residents waded out through waist-deep waters or waited to be rescued by boat after the Sittaung river burst its banks, swallowing entire homes. Around 89,000 people have been displaced by floods in recent weeks, although many have since been able to return home, according to the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Vietnam has also experienced heavy flooding this week with at least eight people killed in the country’s central highlands and rescuers using a zip line to carry dozens of others to safety.last_img read more

Authors Corner

first_imgEleanor RichardsonEleanor M. Richardson Title: Silent Cry Penn name: N.O. (None Other)Release date: April 10Eleanor Richardson is a native Baltimorean who planted a seed to write her first book some time ago. It continued to grow until it developed into a manuscript.The idea was not cultivated until 2012. She’s earned a master’s in psychology at Coppin State University and a doctorate in Nouthetic Counseling in May 2000.What was the impetus for writing this book?It was initiated when I expressed to a dear late cousin who was like a younger sister, and my sibling, Inez, that one day I would write a book about the fast balls and curves that life threw their way, but yet they stood fast and faced life on life’s terms.The overall theme?Romance, humor and sadness.Which character most excites you?All my characters excite me, but if I must choose, it would be Raye. There is so much that can be shared about her. She is talented,inquisitive, sexual and adventurous. Her character will hold the reader’s interest and make them anticipate what she will do next.Who is the book written for?Silent Cry is written for everyone over 18.What do you want your readers to learn?I would hope they realize that life events are not always what one may hope for or expect. There will be good days and others not so good, but there is usually sun shine after the rain. Positive thinking will carry you the distance.What surprised you about the writing process?My intension was to write a non-fiction novel, but I was surprised to find that during the development of Silent Cry, I ventured outside the box. This was interesting for me because it allowed me the opportunity to explore and have freedom to be creative.Any advice for aspiring writers?Follow your first mind. If you feel that this is something you want to do, then do it. Stick to your belief, be consistent and never convince yourself you cannot see it through. There will be those who will not extend a helping hand, but do not let it get you down because when one door closes, another opens. Continue to be dedicated to your project and remain determined. Remember, if youdo not know where you are going, you will never arrive.last_img read more

Study shows extra Amazon greenness during drought an optical illusion

first_img Back in 2003 satellite sensor data indicated that the foliage below in the Amazon basin was reflecting back more near-infrared light during a drought year than was recorded in non-drought years. This suggested that more photosynthesis was going on which would mean the Amazon rain forest was greener during the drought than during other times. Other sensor data appeared to back up that result, as the forest appeared to become greener during the dry season each year. Researchers reporting on this apparent oddity suggested in a published paper that the increase in greenness proved that sunlight was the primary driver behind photosynthesis, not water amounts. Since that time other researchers have argued that some other factor must be at play (such as differences in cloud cover) because it simply wasn’t logical to conclude that a rain forest would grow greener during dry times. In this new effort, the researchers have taken a more serious approach to proving that the original satellite data was being interpreted incorrectly.To settle the matter once and for all, the researchers attacked the problem in two ways. The first involved using a ray-tracing technique that allowed for simulating the trajectories of photons striking leaves. Doing so showed that what appeared to be a greening of the Amazon forest was actually an illusion due to shadowing that occurred when the remote sensor was behind the sun. Amazon rainforest more able to withstand drought than previously thought Journal information: Nature Explore further Amazon forest canopy from below. Credit: D.Morton © 2014 Phys.org Citation: Study shows extra Amazon greenness during drought an optical illusion (2014, February 6) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-02-extra-amazon-greenness-drought-optical.htmlcenter_img (Phys.org) —A diverse group of researchers led by a team out of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center has dispelled the notion that the Amazon basin becomes greener during times of less rain. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the team describes how they undertook two separate studies of Amazon foliage and how both showed that the apparent increase in greenness in satellite images was due to an optical illusion. Kamel Soudana and Chrstophe Francois offer some perspective on the team’s findings in an accompanying News & Views piece in the same journal. More information: Amazon forests maintain consistent canopy structure and greenness during the dry season, Nature (2014) DOI: 10.1038/nature13006AbstractThe seasonality of sunlight and rainfall regulates net primary production in tropical forests. Previous studies have suggested that light is more limiting than water for tropical forest productivity, consistent with greening of Amazon forests during the dry season in satellite data. We evaluated four potential mechanisms for the seasonal green-up phenomenon, including increases in leaf area or leaf reflectance, using a sophisticated radiative transfer model8 and independent satellite observations from lidar and optical sensors. Here we show that the apparent green up of Amazon forests in optical remote sensing data resulted from seasonal changes in near-infrared reflectance, an artefact of variations in sun-sensor geometry. Correcting this bidirectional reflectance effect eliminated seasonal changes in surface reflectance, consistent with independent lidar observations and model simulations with unchanging canopy properties. The stability of Amazon forest structure and reflectance over seasonal timescales challenges the paradigm of light-limited net primary production in Amazon forests and enhanced forest growth during drought conditions. Correcting optical remote sensing data for artefacts of sun-sensor geometry is essential to isolate the response of global vegetation to seasonal and interannual climate variability.Press release Oblique view of the Amazon forest from above the canopy. Credit: M.Palace In the second experiment, the team used data from lidar satellite observations—they’re not impacted by sensor geometry because a laser is used instead of sunlight as the source of illumination. The second study agreed with the first—the apparent greening of the Amazon rain forest was a simple optical illusion caused by sun-leaf shadowing effects.This new study appears to settle the matter once and for all, but of course doesn’t settle the argument regarding the primary driver of photosynthesis—something that is becoming increasingly important as global warming causes changes to weather systems in tropical zones. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more