PH bet Tio, Swedish star Kappel top kiteboard Boracay leg

first_imgBORACAY—Swedish ace Atte Kappel and Philippines’ top kiteboarder Christian Tio reigned anew in the Twin Tip races during the ICTSI Philippine Kiteboarding Tour’s most challenging leg yet here.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59PH bet Tio, Swedish star Kappel top Boracay leg00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Competitions in the first two days of PKA’s third stop this year were cancelled due to the lack of wind, but when action resumed on the last day, some events had to be cut short because of gusty winds and heavy rain.Kappel, though, still managed to dominate and repeat as the masters champion of the Twin Tip racing. PKA president Jay Ortiz came in second followed by Carlo Leongson.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe 16-year-old Tio, meanwhile, bested an elite pool and topped the men’s Twin Tip, which is aimed at gearing him up for the Youth Olympic qualifying tournament in Thailand next march.Atte Kappel and Christian Tio leading the pack. Photo from PKA-Philippine Kiteboarding Association Facebook account.Mariska Wildenberg clinched the women’s crown while Remel Rentillo, also part of the national youth kiteboarding team pool which will compete in Thailand, won the youth category. Read Next Gilas training under wraps 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIEScenter_img Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Bong Fernando and Anastasia Sashchenko ruled the hang-time events.The freestyle competition, Tio’s pet event, was cancelled due to unfavorable conditions. The price money was shared among the top finishers.Boracay is a staple venue for the annual kiteboarding tour because of the usually strong and consistent winds in the island.ADVERTISEMENT AFP official booed out of forum MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s weddinglast_img read more

Rude welcome

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town “To be honest, I was expecting us to be 4-1 after five games,” Garcia said. “But I really didn’t expect us to beat some of the teams that we beat and lose to Blackwater.”The 99-111 loss to the Elite on Wednesday, admitted Garcia, was a game they took lightly coming in.“Every team is a tough match,” Garcia said. “It’s how you come into the game.”Rey Nambatac had 12 points to lead the Painters, who also have victories over four-time defending champion San Miguel Beer and crowd-favorite Barangay Ginebra.ADVERTISEMENT “Lucky for us that Alaska [had manpower woes]. We allowed them to get back in the game.”The Painters, who didn’t have to contend with at least three of the Aces’ traditional starters, led by as much as 22 points and didn’t need anyone to dominate offensively in the lopsided contest.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesRain or Shine, at 4-1, trails idle Phoenix (4-0).Alaska debuted sans Vic Manuel, JV Casio and Kevin Racal who have different injuries.A fourth Ace, Yutien Andrada, was also injured.In the second game, Roger Pogoy scored five straight points late in overtime to key an 80-75 TNT win over Magnolia, which also played its first game since ruling the Commissioner’s Cup last December.Pogoy scored 26 points and Jayson Castro 24 as the Texters rose to a fourth-best 3-3. PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Chicano’s SEA Games preparation off to rousing start MOST READ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations LATEST STORIES Rain or Shine’s Javee Mocon (left) and Alaska’s Jeron Teng chase the loose ball. —SHERWIN VARDELEONRain or Shine brought down another perennial PBA Philippine Cup title contender at Mall of Asia Arena on Sunday night, but coach Caloy Garcia said the Elasto Painters still need to improve on one major aspect.“We have to be consistent,” Garcia said after their 85-72 win over a severely undermanned Alaska crew that allowed the Painters to stay close behind unbeaten leader Phoenix Pulse.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Krausslast_img read more

Jose Mourinho hopes Manchester United players will forge close bond in China

first_imgManchester United’s pre-season tour of China this month, when they face Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund, will give the players an opportunity to forge a close bond, manager Jose Mourinho has said.United’s first game under Mourinho will be against last season’s Bundesliga runners-up Dortmund in the International Champions Cup in Shanghai on July 22.The 53-year-old Portuguese manager will also renew hostilities with old adversary Pep Guardiola, who replaced Manuel Pellegrini as City’s manager, on June 25.”I hope to see a group, from an emotional point of view, coming together and getting to know each other better and understanding each other better,” Mourinho said in an interview with adidas’ Front Row.”It’s important from a football point of view, but also from a human qualities point of view, that’s very important. I think the pre-season tours are also for the club dimension.”United will take on Premier League champions Leicester City in the annual Community Shield game at Wembley on Aug. 7. The 20-times English league winners begin their league campaign with a trip to Bournemouth on Aug. 14.last_img read more

PVL: BanKo clinches semis spot, downs PacificTown-Army for 10th win

first_imgBecoming his own man BanKo Perlas assured itself of a semifinals seat after turning back PacificTown-Army, 25-27, 25-20, 25-22, 21-25, 15-9, Sunday in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at University of St. La Salle Gym in Bacolod City.Sue Roces scored two of the Perlas Spikers’ last three points, including a massive block on Army top gun Honey Royse Tubino, to lead her team to a 10-5 record.The Lady Troopers fell to 6-7 and still have a mathematical chance of making the Final Four.But they will have to win all three remaining games and pray PetroGazz and Motolite drop all their matches.ADVERTISEMENT Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:04Places to see in Kawit, Cavite03:43Pagasa: LPA strengthens into Tropical Depression ‘Perla’02:11Makabayan 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Wong’s hot shooting boosts Ateneo win over La Salle Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice MOST READcenter_img This jewelry designer is also an architect Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics FILE – BanKo Perlas Spikers. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

WWE: John Cena reveals Nikki Bella convinced him for marriage

first_imgWWE Superstar John Cena has revealed in a conversation with E! News that Nikki Bella was the one to have convinced him about the idea of marriage though he was initially resisted to it.”To be quite honest with you, Nicole has taught me a lot about what she believes the meaning of a union between two people is and she’s made me a believer out of it and that’s certainly why I did what I did at WrestleMania.”John Cena proposed to Nikki Bella at WrestleMania 33 after they together won the Mixed Tag Team Championship beating The Miz and his wife, Maryse.Cena revealed that he wants the wedding to be such that Bella remembers for the rest of her life because though the wedding is important to him, it means much more for Bella. While Nikki Bella would be looking after all the preparations of the wedding, the one thing Cena is responsible for is the budget.The marriage will be Cena’s second after his marriage with childhood sweetheart Elizabeth Huberdeau dissolved in July 2012.last_img read more

Chapman Saves Yanks’ Royal WIn

first_imgNEW YORK — When Aroldis Chapman takes the mound at his new home, the Yankee Stadium scoreboard spells his name in animated flames.“Mucho fuego,” he said, meaning “there’s a lot of fire.”Chapman got his first save for New York, capping a back-and-forth 10-7 win over the Kansas City Royals on May 10 as the Yankees overcame three home runs and five RBIs from Lorenzo Cain.“We would have lost 7-0 a couple of weeks ago,” said Brett Gardner, who doubled home the tiebreaking run off Kelvin Herrera (0-1) in a three-run eighth inning.Chapman, who returned from a 29-game domestic violence suspension on May 9, worked around a walk in a hitless ninth for his first Yankees save, retiring Cain on a game-ending popup. Twelve of his 21 pitches were at least 100 mph, making it 19 of 38 in two appearances.“I’d pay a ticket to watch that,” said Yankees catcher Brian McCann, who added a two-run double off the fence in right-center later in the eighth.Chapman reached a peak velocity of 102.1 mph on Cheslor Cuthbert’s leadoff groundout. Fans’ energy increased throughout the ninth as they turned toward the scoreboard seeking the velocity of every pitch.“When he comes in, there’s definitely more energy in the ballpark,” Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira said.With Teixeira (neck spasms), Jacoby Ellsbury (strained hip) and Alex Rodriguez (strained hamstring) sidelined, the Yankees started Dustin Ackley at first base, Aaron Hicks in center field and rookie Ben Gamel in right, shifting Carlos Beltran from right field to designated hitter.Ackley scored two runs and drove in two, Hicks had two hits and an RBI, and the speedy Gamel scored the go-ahead run on Gardner’s hit after reaching when Gold Glove shortstop Alcides Escobar allowed his one-out grounder to bounce out of his glove for an error.New York (13-18) trailed 2-1, 3-2 and 6-5 before winning for the fourth time in five games.“This is the first time that we’ve battled back through a game a couple different times,” McCann said. “Guys had some quality at-bats and huge moments, and we really haven’t done that all year.”New York is 13-3 when scoring three or more runs — and 0-15 when scoring two or fewer. With 28 runs in the first five games of a 10-game homestand, the Yankees’ offense is starting to revive.“Maybe it’s the weather heating up. It’s not raining on us,” Manager Joe Girardi said. “All of a sudden I think we’re swinging the bats like we’re capable of.”Still, the last-place Yankees are six games off the AL East lead. The immediate goal is to get back to .500.“That’s your first step,” Girardi said. “More than that, I think it’s winning series that’s important. And if you win series, that will all take care of itself.”World Series champion Kansas City has lost 11 of 14, dropping two games under .500 at 15-17. The Royals rallied from deficits of 1-0, 5-3 and 7-6 as Cain tied his career high with five RBIs. Cuthbert also homered for the Royals, who have hit six home runs in the first two games of the series.“We’re just not getting many breaks right now, but you make your own breaks,” Manager Ned Yost said. “Not anything good happening for us for the most part.”Cain hit a solo homer in the third and a three-run drive in the fifth, both off Masahiro Tanaka, who did not have a sharp slider. Cain added a tying homer off Andrew Miller (2-0) leading off the eighth and became the seventh Royals player to hit three homers in a regular-season game.George Brett and John Mayberry did it twice, and Brett also accomplished the feat against the Yankees in the 1978 AL Championship Series.“I had a good night,” Cain said, “but at the end of the day we lost.”(RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer) TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Renesas: chip-to-cloud IoT connectivity with new Enterprise Cloud Toolbox

first_img Continue Reading Previous Green Hills: Compiler 2018.1 adds C++14 and meets highest levels of functional safetyNext Interface Concept: XeonD-15xx processor-based 6U VPX DSP board Renesas Electronics announced the new Renesas Synergy Enterprise Cloud Toolbox v1.1 — a software Application Project that together with the Synergy AE-CLOUD1 kit provides a reference design and starting point for users to connect in 10 minutes or less to enterprise clouds such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, and Google Cloud Platform. The Enterprise Cloud Toolbox saves embedded developers weeks or even months to create a secure end-to-end Internet of Things application for monitoring and controlling the surrounding environment in home, building, or industrial automation systems.The Enterprise Cloud Toolbox software, unlike competitive cloud kits, can be cut and paste into real projects, enabling code reuse to accelerate product development. The software includes project files and C source code for the microcontroller based on the Synergy Software Package v1.3.3, and Java/JavaScript source code for the web dashboard. The MCU software executes on the companion AE-CLOUD1 kit, which contains a Synergy S5D9 fast prototyping board, Wi-Fi module, and a SEGGER J-Link Lite debugger/programmer. To start an IoT application, developers simply download the Cloud Toolbox Application Project for use with either of Synergy development environments – e2 studio or IAR Embedded Workbench – to build and modify the embedded MCU and dashboard source code.The Enterprise Cloud Toolbox allows developers to use the SSP’s integrated Message Queue Telemetry Transport for NetX Duo and NetX Secure Transport Layer Security to connect to their cloud vendor of choice. At no cost, developers can also make this connection using a Renesas-hosted cloud account. The Enterprise Cloud Toolbox makes it easy for users to visualize their sensor data on a password protected, private dashboard streaming live to the cloud from Synergy MCU-based hardware over Ethernet or Wi-Fi connection.Renesas is demonstrating the new Enterprise Cloud Toolbox v.1.1 and AE-CLOUD1 kit, along with other new Synergy solutions, at embedded world 2018.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software last_img read more

IPL 2019: Lasith Malinga, Hardik Pandya help Mumbai Indians thrash RCB

first_imgLasith Malinga made a sensational comeback in the 2019 Indian Premier League and Hardik Pandya smashed an ubeaten 37 off 16 balls as Mumbai Indians defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by 5 wickets at the Wankhede Stadium on Monday to move into the top-3 of the points table.Chasing 172, Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock powered MI to a blazing start and left RCB bowled shocked and dazed. After a stutter, Hardik Pandya played a brilliant cameo to win it for Mumbai Indians.It’s all over here at the Wankhede.@hardikpandya7’s heroics with the bat on display as the @mipaltan win by 5 wickets with an over to spare.#MumbaiIndians IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 15, 2019Mumbai Indians have now won 5 out of their 8 matches while Royal Challengers Bangalore have lost 7 out of their 8 games and continue to languish at the bottom of the table.Rohit Sharma was on fire for Mumbai Indians after a string of low scores in the 2019 IPL while Quinton de Kock carried on from where he left off against Rajasthan Royals. On Saturday, de Kock made a fluent 81 and two days later, he looked like he had lost none of his touch.Rohit was destructive and had smashed 2 fours and 2 sixes in a quick 28 but he was done in by a superb delivery from Moeen Ali. However, the 70-run opening stand set the tone for the MI chase with a few aggressive batsmen yet to come.Quinton de Kock was looking to anchor the innings but three balls later in the 8th over, Moeen Ali struck again to remove Rohit’s opening partner. At 71 for 2, MI had their hopes pinned on Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan on a pitch which had assisted Mumbai Indians’ pacers earlier in the evening.advertisementBut Mumbai Indians remained undaunted by Moeen Ali’s double strike. Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan ensured the hosts did not lose any of their momentum after a superb start by the openers.Ishan was particularly threatening to take it away from RCB very quickly before Yuzvendra Chahal ended his stay at the crease. Ishan Kishan’s 9-ball 21 included 3 sixes.RCB managed to dry up the runs for the next 5 overs before Chahal struck in his last over to remove a well-settled Suryakumar Yadav. The asking rate was climbing steadily when Hardik Pandya walked out to join his brother Krunal in the middle. MI needed 31 off the last 3 overs but they had enough firepower to believe they would get home.Hardik Pandya has played several cameos down the order this season and he was in the mood again Monday night. However, his brother Krunal struggled thrroughout his innings and fell to Mohammad Siraj for 11 off 21 balls.The pressure was on Hardik to finish it off for MI who needed 22 off 2 overs. But he hit Pawan Negi for a 6 and 4 to bring the equation down to 12 off 9 balls. Another 6 meant it was only a matter of time before MI wrapped up victory.Mumbai Indians had won the toss and decided to bowl. Jason Behrendorff struck in the 3rd over of the innings to remove RCB skipper Virat Kohli for 8. While AB de Villiers took his time to get in. Parthiv Patel smashed Behrendorff for 19 runs in an over to give the innings some kind of momentum.Hardik Patel ended Parthiv Patel’s dangerous knock but AB de Villiers and Moeen Ali joined foruces to add 95 for the 3rd wicket. Moeen became the first of Lasith Malinga’s 4 victims when he was caught by Hardik Pandya at deep square leg for a 32-ball 50.WATCH: Malinga shows his class with 4/31Full video here #MumbaiIndians (@IPL) April 15, 2019Marcus Stoinis fell to Malinga four balls later and it was thanks to some lusty late blows from AB de Villiers tha RCB reached a score their bowlers would have felt comfortable chasing.But Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock gave MI a rollicking start to deflate RCB who can barely afford to lose anymore if they still harbour hopes of making it to the playoffs.Also Read | IPL 2019: Mumbai Indians’ Alzarri Joseph ruled out of tournament due to shoulder injuryAlso Read | Rohit Sharma admits Rishabh Pant blew away Mumbai Indians at WankhedeAlso Read | He is a legend: Hardik Pandya after Kieron Pollard delivers thrilling win for MIlast_img read more

Relegated Stoke take Swansea down into Championship with them

first_imgThat may well be so and it would be extremely unfair to pin relegation on Carvalhal given the wider problems at the club and the mess that he inherited when he was appointed in December, yet there is also no getting away from the fact that Swansea imploded at a time when they had Premier League survival in their hands. Swansea, 13th at the start of March, failed to win any of their last nine league games – something that Carvalhal attributed, rather dubiously, to the team’s element of “surprise disappearing”.Stoke, who avoided the ignominy of finishing bottom with this victory, also have a busy summer ahead and it remains to be seen whether Lambert will stay in charge. Badou Ndiaye’s neat finish and Peter Crouch’s close-range header gave Paul Lambert only his second victory in 15 matches, with the Stoke manager claiming afterwards he had been working in difficult circumstances because of the behaviour of a small of group of senior players whom he felt that he had no choice but to alienate. “Anyone that knows me knows I’m fair but my standards are high, and I wouldn’t have accepted that anywhere,” Lambert said. Share on Pinterest Read more Sign up for The Fiver and get our daily football email. Read more Stoke City Share on Twitter Share via Email Premier League Topics Share on LinkedIn Tottenham fight back to beat Leicester in thriller and seal third spotcenter_img There was a funereal feel about this fixture as Stoke, who were already relegated, condemned Swansea to spending next season in the Championship alongside them. Swansea, in truth, were resigned to their fate on Wednesday night, after Huddersfield grabbed an unlikely point at Chelsea, meaning that Carlos Carvalhal’s side needed a footballing miracle on the final day of the season to survive. That never looked like materialising as Swansea’s seven-year stay in the Premier League ended in defeat and amid no little anger in the stands. match reports Swansea City It felt like a strange comment for Carvalhal to make, not least because it flies in the face of what senior figures at the club think should happen as Swansea approach the huge task of trying to rebuild for the Championship, and it was hard to escape the feeling that the Portuguese was doing little more than saving face prior to his anticipated exit.Either way, Carvalhal had clearly done his homework before coming into the press conference room afterwards. “We had 18 games, we achieved 20 points since our arrival. We achieved more points in this period than Stoke City, Southampton, Huddersfield, West Brom, Watford and Brighton, and the same points as Leicester,” he said, looking down at his facts and figures. “I don’t want to criticise anybody but it’s a fact that the few points the team did in the first 20 games, with just 13 points, made things very difficult to recover.” Share on Messenger Share on WhatsApp Callum Wilson hits last-gasp winner for Bournemouth at Europe-bound Burnley Reuse this content Share on Facebook Huw Jenkins was not at the game but his name was sung frequently and not in a complimentary way as the supporters directed their frustration at the chairman and the board. “You greedy bastards, get out of our club”, “We want our club back”, and “We want Jenkins out” all got an airing as the exasperation that has been simmering away for so long bubbled over.In that respect the action on the pitch felt like a sideshow at times, especially given that it was never remotely likely that Swansea would win, Southampton would lose and there would be a 10-goal swing in the process – the set of circumstances that Carvalhal’s team needed to preserve their Premier League status.Even the first part of that equation – a home victory – proved beyond Swansea as they succumbed to their 21st league defeat of a miserable season, despite taking the lead through Andy King’s early goal and registering 26 shots on a day when Leon Britton and Ángel Rangel, two club stalwarts, made their final appearances before retiring. One of those efforts on goal was struck by André Ayew and it rather summed up Swansea’s season when Tammy Abraham, on as a second-half substitute, got in the way of the ball and prevented it from going into the net, with Jack Butland, Stoke’s goalkeeper, beaten.It was a surreal afternoon in so many ways – at one point Stoke’s supporters were chanting for Swansea to score 10, such was their desire to see Mark Hughes, their former manager, relegated with Southampton – and topped off by the sight of Carvalhal reading statistics off a sheet of paper afterwards, saying nothing remotely critical about his own reign and even suggesting that he could still be Swansea’s manager next season. “They [the owners] ask me if I am available to talk about staying,” Carvalhal said.last_img read more

Rosmorport Signs Multiple Agreements

first_imgzoom Russia’s FSUE Rosmorport is using the ”Transport Week-2014”, specifically VIII Forum and Exhibition “Transport of Russia” held at Gostiny Dvor exhibition centre in Moscow,  to sign several new agreements aimed at further developing the company’s seaport capacities, shipbuilding potential, as well as maritime and ferry navigation.  During the first day of the Transport of Russia exhibition which started on December 4, Rosmorport signed an agreement with China’s Bestway Development Group Co., Ltd on collaboration during realization of investment project on container terminal construction in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky seaport. The company also signed a memorandum of collaboration with Dutch Damen Shipyards Group to cooperate in the sphere of the Russian shipbuilding development, including resumption of Onezhsky shipbuilding plant operation.Rosmorport used the first day of the exhibition to sign two more maritime-related agreements, one with  LLC Inflot Worldwide Rus on cooperation in the sphere of maritime cruise and ferry navigation development in the Russian Federation;and the other with LLC Eastern stevedore company covering intentions for ”Reconstruction of an approach canal to berths No. 5 and 6 and berths No. 5 and 6 in Vostochny seaport” project realization;Moreover, representatives of OJSC Lenmorniiproekt, with Rosmorport being the majority shareholder, concluded an agreement with Austria’s STC-Swiss Town Consult Development GmbH for mutual collaboration in the sphere of river and seaports development, communication of experience and also interchange of technological developments in river and marine transport infrastructure, and in realization of projects for reconstruction/renovation of hydro-technical facilities (berths with a terminal) in Saint-Petersburg.Lenmorniiproekt representatives also signed agreements with LLC Mordraga and Moscow State University of Railway Engineering on collaboration during designing, investigation and research in the sea transport sphere.Press releaselast_img read more

Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img COLCHESTER COUNTY: Brookside Farnham Mill Road, Brookside, from Route 311 to Brookside Road, is reduced to one lane for more than one kilometre for patching and paving until Friday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from daylight to dusk. PICTOU COUNTY: Sutherlands River Bridge Trunk 4 is closed in Sutherlands River, east of Church Road and west of the intersection of Route 245 and Thorburn Road, for the replacement of the Sutherlands River Bridge. Work is expected to continue until Sunday, Sept. 30. A detour route and signs are in place. Motorists are advised to use extreme caution when travelling through a construction zone. PICTOU COUNTY: Route 348, Pictou Landing Route 348, in Pictou Landing, is reduced to one lane from 500 metres east of Well Hill Road to Lewis Road for paving until Friday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Traffic control personnel are on site. Motorists are advised to use extreme caution when travelling through a construction zone. COLCHESTER COUNTY: North River Route 311 from Stewart’s Bridge, in North River, for six kilometres north to Upper North River is reduced to one lane for patching and paving until Friday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from daylight to dusk. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Princeport Riverside Road, Princeport, from Trunk 2 westerly, for about five kilometres, is reduced to one lane for patching and paving until Friday, Aug. 31. Work takes place form daylight to dusk. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 104 Highway 104, eastbound from Onslow for about five kilometres will have a right lane closure for roadwork until Friday, Aug. 31 Work takes place from dawn to dusk. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 104 Highway 104, westbound from East Mountain for about seven kilometres will have a right lane closure for roadwork untilFriday, Aug. 31 Work takes place from dawn to dusk. NEW WORK KINGS COUNTY: Trunk 1 Trunk 1 from the Kentville town line to the Wolfville town line is reduced to one lane at night for paving. Work will take place between the hours of 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. until Friday, Aug. 3. Residents in the area are advised that there may be an increased level of noise at night, during the construction hours. PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104 Highway 104, westbound from about one kilometre east of Exit 24, Stellarton to Exit 21, Westville, about seven kilometres is reduced to one lane for road work until Friday, Aug. 31. Traffic control on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. DIGBY COUNTY: Cape St. Marys Bridge Cape St. Marys Bridge, located on John Doucette Road, Cape St. Marys, is closed for bridge replacement until Thursday, Nov. 15. Detour signs in place. RICHMOND COUNTY: Port Royal Bridge Port Royal Bridge on Port Royal Road on Isle Madame, is closed until further notice. Traffic can detour on MacEachern Road. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Nappan Marsh (Rainbow) Bridge, Trunk 2 Nappan Marsh (Rainbow) Bridge over the Nappan River on Trunk 2, outside Amherst, is closed until further notice. A detour is available on Route 302, Southampton Road and Smith Road. Traffic approaching Amherst is being rerouted a short distance on the Nappan and Lower Porter Roads, while traffic leaving Amherst is required to detour on Smith Road.center_img INVERNESS COUNTY: Judique Trunk 19, from about one kilometre north of Joe Effie Road, northerly for about seven kilometres, is reduced to one lane for drainage improvements and repaving until Sunday, Sept. 30. Traffic control people and pilot vehicle are on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. PICTOU COUNTY: Route 348, East River Road Route 348, East River Road, is reduced to one lane in various sections from the Stellarton town line to the New Glasgow town line for repairs and repaving until Friday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Bible Hill Vimy Road, Bible Hill, from College Road to Brookside Road, for about two kilometres is reduced to one lane for patching and paving until Friday, Aug.31. Work takes place from daylight to dusk. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Parks Creek Bridge Parks Creek Bridge on Route 332 is closed for bridge replacement until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Motorists are required to detour via Route 332 to Indian Path Road and back to Route 332. DIGBY COUNTY: Trunk 1, Meteghan River Bridge Trunk 1, Meteghan River Bridge, Meteghan, to Highway 101 Connector, for about six kilometres, has alternating lane closures for paving and patching until Friday, Aug. 31. Personnel and signs will be on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Leary Fraser Road Leary Fraser Road, from Route 325 to Bolivar Road, will have alternating lane closures for gravelling and regrading until Sunday, Sept. 30. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Highway 103, Camperdown Highway 103, from Camperdown School Road to Camperdown Road, Camperdown, have alternating lane closures for paving until Friday, Aug. 31. Traffic control will consist of stop and go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 102 Highway 102, from Brookfield to Truro, the northbound right lane, will be closed for roadwork until Friday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from dawn to dusk. QUEENS COUNTY: Highway 103 Highway 103, near Liverpool, between Exit 18 and Exit 19, has alternating lane closures for paving until Friday, Aug. 31. Traffic control will consist of stop and go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. YARMOUTH COUNTY: Route 3, Pubnico Route 3, Pubnico, from Ye Old Argyle Road to Route 335 has alternating lane closures for patching and repaving until Friday, Aug. 31. Traffic control signs and personnel are in place. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. -30- CONTINUING WORKlast_img read more

Yukon mine is mothballed as soft copper markets derail planned sale

first_imgVANCOUVER – A Vancouver-based mining company says soft copper and equity markets have combined to undermine the sale of its property in central Yukon, so it plans to shut the Minto Mine until a better opportunity is found.Capstone Mining Corp. says in a release that Pembridge Resources has been unable to arrange financing to purchase the copper mine, and the two companies have terminated the agreement announced in February.About 200 employees and contractors will be affected as mining operations are expected to stop almost immediately and milling operations will wrap up as soon as the current ore stockpile is processed.Capstone says only a core team of workers will stay to oversee the site and meet environmental monitoring and legal obligations while the mine is put into temporary care and maintenance.Capstone initially agreed to sell Minto to Pembridge for US$37.5 million, plus working capital adjustments and common shares representing 9.9 per cent of the issued and outstanding shares.Capstone had planned to use the net proceeds primarily to reduce its own outstanding borrowings but president Darren Pylot says keeping Minto in a holding pattern is an option until markets pick up.“The decision to put Minto on care and maintenance while we seek alternatives is to preserve and maximize its value,” Pylot says in the statement Thursday.“The team will ensure Minto can be restarted efficiently and safely once the copper and equity markets improve.”Costs to place the mine on care and maintenance are estimated to be approximately US$5 million in each of 2018 and 2019, with ongoing costs expected to be under US$4 million annually in 2020 and later, the Capstone statement says.Companies mentioned in this article: (TSX:CS)last_img read more

Carrie Underwood Donates To Girls Youth Sports Teams

first_imgThe DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation and CALIA by Carrie Underwood, a fitness and lifestyle brand created in partnership with DICK’S Sporting Goods and GRAMMY Award winner Carrie Underwood, have announced plans to donate $500,000 in Sports Matter grants to girls youth sports teams across the country.CALIA by Carrie Underwood in partnership with The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation to donate $500,000 in Sports Matter grants to girls youth sports teamsCredit/Copyright: Marcus SmithSince 2014, The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation has pledged over $50 million to support teams and raise awareness of the importance of youth sports across the country through its Sports Matter initiative.To kick off the partnership in her hometown of Checotah, Oklahoma, The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation and Underwood herself surprised unsuspecting Checotah Middle School and High School female student-athletes during a summer practice to present a Sports Matter grant of $100,000 to the Checotah School District Girls Athletic Programs.“I am so honored to partner with The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation to give back to my high school’s girls sports teams,” said Underwood. “Being active in youth sports while growing up helped set the foundation and passion for making fitness an important part of my life today. Participating in sports also taught me important life lessons about dedication and teamwork. Through this donation, we want to make sure there are plenty of opportunities for girls to play sports in Checotah for years to come.”DICK’S Foundation will be partnering with Underwood’s local C.A.T.S. (Checotah, Animal, Town, and School) Foundation and Brian Terry, Checotah High School Principal and Athletic Director, to allocate the Sports Matter grant to the girls softball, track and field, basketball, cheerleading and golf teams.“At DICK’S, we believe sports make people better, and through this partnership, we hope to provide more opportunities for girls to play sports nationwide,” said Lauren Hobart, Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, DICK’S Sporting Goods and President of The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation. “Carrie Underwood knows firsthand the impact sports can have on girls becoming strong, successful women. The DICK’S Foundation and the CALIA by Carrie Underwood brand are excited to ensure that opportunities for girls to participate in sports continue to exist.”For more information on Sports Matter and CALIA by Carrie Underwood, please visit and, respectively.last_img read more

UN launches new initiative to promote multilingualism

UN duty stations around the world will celebrate six new observances dedicated to a UN official language: French (20 March), English (23 April), Russian (6 June), Spanish (12 October), Arabic (18 December) and Chinese (to be determined).The new initiative – which seeks to increase awareness and respect for the history, culture and achievements of each of the six working languages among the UN community – is part of this year’s observance of International Mother Language Day, observed annually on 21 February. The observance of the Day will also feature a special screening of the Danish documentary In Languages We Live – Voices of the World at UN Headquarters in New York today. The film explores the world’s linguistic diversity, especially in light of the fact that half of the world’s approximately 6,500 languages will disappear by the end of the century – currently, at least one language is disappearing every 14 days. In addition, a two-day symposium on translation and cultural mediation will open on 22 February at the Paris headquarters of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).This year, UNESCO is celebrating Mother Language Day as part of the 2010 International Year of Rapprochement of Cultures (2010), the agency’s Director-General Irina Bokova noted in her message for the Day.“Languages are the best vehicles of mutual understanding and tolerance. Respect for all languages is a key factor for ensuring peaceful coexistence, without exclusion, of societies and all of their members,” she said.International Mother Language Day, proclaimed by UNESCO’s General Conference in 1999, has been observed every year since 2000 to focus on endangered languages and the importance of preserving these languages. 19 February 2010The United Nations will today launch UN Language Days, a new initiative which seeks to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity as well as to promote equal use of all six of its official working languages throughout the Organization. read more

Third passenger dies following 401 bus crash

The death toll from Monday’s bus crash in eastern Ontario has risen to three.Officials say a 60-year-old Chinese woman who was badly hurt died in hospital yesterday.Two others – a 57-year-old woman from Shanghai and a male passenger from Jiansu, China – died earlier in the week.The tour bus was carrying 37 people when it crashed into a rock formation along Highway 401 near Prescott.Police say the cause of the crash remains unknown and the investigation continues.

Israels immoral use of cluster bombs in Lebanon poses major threat –

Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Jan Egeland also said that around a quarter of a million Lebanese returnees who fled their homes during the month of fighting were unable to return because of the devastation or for fear of injury caused by these and other unexploded ordnance.“What’s shocking and I would say to me, completely immoral, is that 90 per cent of the cluster bomb strikes occurred in the last 72 hours of the conflict when we knew there would be a resolution, when we really knew there would be an end of this,” he told reporters in New York.“Cluster bombs…have affected large areas, lots of homes, lots of farmland, lots of commercial businesses and shops and they will be with us for many, many months, possibly for years. Everyday people are maimed, wounded and are killed by these ordnance, it shouldn’t have happened.” UN teams have been helping remove these bomblets and other unexploded ordnance since the cessation of hostilities between Israel and Hizbollah came into effect on August 14, and Mr. Egeland said nearly 85 per cent of bombed areas in southern Lebanon had now been assessed to reveal “shocking new information.”“They identified 359 separate cluster bombed strike locations that are contaminated with as many as 100,000 unexploded bomblets…The people returning home however are facing massive problems, 250,000 of them in our view are not able to move into their homes at all because they are destroyed or because of unexploded ordnance.”In addition to the unexploded cluster bomblets, Mr. Egeland said there was also around 20,000 pieces of other unexploded ordnance, including mines, although the bomblets were the main threat to the Lebanese returnees because they have been scattered over such a large area.Turning to other humanitarian assistance for Lebanon, Mr. Egeland said the UN and all international organizations would fully support the Government as it moves toward the new stage of “reconstruction and recovery” for the country with its appeal for hundreds of millions of dollars to be launched at a donor meeting tomorrow in Stockholm.However, he said a revised UN humanitarian appeal for Lebanon would ask for very little new money because the world body had already received pledges of more than $90 million for its emergency needs.Mr. Egeland will be among the officials attending an international donors conference for Lebanon in Stockholm tomorrow, along with UN Deputy Secretary-General Mark Malloch Brown.On the ground in Lebanon, emergency UN assistance continues to get through to those most in need, with more trucks leaving Beirut today carrying supplies from the World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), a spokesman told reporters in New York.The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has also been sending convoys to villages around Nabatiyeh from the southern port city of Tyre, Stephane Dujarric said, adding these carried blankets, mattresses and cooking kits. read more

SNCLavalin awarded engineering services contract for northern Quebec gold mine

SNC-Lavalin awarded engineering services contract for northern Quebec gold mine AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Jan 16, 2013 5:48 pm MDT MONTREAL – SNC-Lavalin has been awarded a contract by a Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G) subsidiary to provide engineering, procurement and construction management for the Eleonore gold project in northeastern Quebec.No value for the Opinaca Mines Ltd. contract was disclosed.The mine located in the James Bay region, 350 kilometres north of Matagami, will be designed to process 7,000 tonnes of ore per day.The Montreal-based engineering giant said Wednesday that the work will include the engineering and design of the mineral processing plant, all plant infrastructure, tailings management facilities, a permanent camp, service buildings and facilities and an industrial water treatment plant.“This award validates our product-focused approach, which integrates the best expertise from across the organization in order to bring reliable project delivery solutions to our clients,” said executive vice-president Dale Clarke.Detailed engineering has started at SNC-Lavalin’s (TSX:SNC) offices in Montreal, Vancouver and Quebec City. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of the third quarter of 2014.SNC-Lavalin is one of the leading engineering and construction groups in the world with projects in some 100 countries.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, its shares fell 50 cents to $43.50 in Wednesday trading. read more

Ban shocked at scale of grave violations against children detailed in latest

Mr. Ban noted the complex environments created by aerial operations by some Member States’ armed forces and international coalitions, which killed and maimed many children. In some cases, State-allied armed groups have recruited and used children and committed other violations.“Member States should consider, as a matter of priority, changes in policies, military procedures and legislation, where necessary, to prevent violations and protect children,” he said in the report, stressing that those who engage in military action resulting in numerous violations of children’s rights will find themselves under scrutiny by UN.The situation in Yemen was particularly worrisome with a five-fold increase in the number of children recruited and six times more children killed and maimed compared to 2014, the report said.Violations committed by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) continued to have a devastating impact on children, including persistent child recruitment and use and boys featured as child soldiers in social media and in some cases as executioners.In Nigeria, Boko Haram increased suicide attacks, including by using 21 girls as suicide bombers in crowded public spaces. The armed group spread its activities from north-eastern Nigeria to neighbouring countries, causing a significant number of casualties among civilians and large-scale displacements.In Syria, thousands of children have been killed during over five years of war. Afghanistan recorded the highest number of child deaths and injuries since the UN started systematically documenting civilian casualties in 2009.In Somalia, there was a 50 per cent increase in the number of recorded violations against children.In South Sudan, children were victims of gruesome violations, particularly during brutal military offensives against opposition forces.“I am also gravely concerned by the increasing number of children deprived of liberty for their alleged association with parties to conflict,” said Leila Zerrougui, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, calling upon Member States to treat these children primarily as victims to ensure the full protection of their human rights and urgently put in place alternatives to detention and prosecution of children.She was, however, encouraged by the perspective of more constructive engagement with non-state armed groups this year. “I wish to remind everyone that it is crucial to ensure appropriate resources for the reintegration of all the children released, with special attention given to psycho-social support and the needs of girls,” she said. read more

NFL Week 8 Elo Ratings And Playoff Odds

The Denver Broncos, who moved into the top slot in our Elo ratings last week, widened their advantage over the rest of the league in Week 7. Denver looked dominant in beating the San Francisco 49ers, who had been the No. 3 Elo team. The No. 2 Seattle Seahawks lost — greatly imperiling their playoff chances — as did the No. 5 San Diego Shargers. The No. 4 team, the New England Patriots, barely won against an awful opponent, the New York Jets.So, it’s time to pose the question Aaron Schatz asked at Football Outsiders. Is this Denver team merely the best in the league — or one of the best teams ever?The Broncos’ Elo rating is 1683, which translates to being favored by a touchdown in a neutral-site game against an average opponent. It’s also a fairly typical rating for the best team in the league at this point in the season. On average since 1970, the highest-rated team through Week 7 had an Elo rating of 1686, almost exactly matching Denver’s this year.Let’s pick some nits with the Broncos: They’ve lost once this year. They had a bye week. They fizzled in the second half against the Indianapolis Colts. And they were crushed in last year’s Super Bowl.Is this unfair? Except perhaps for the Super Bowl part, of course it is. Denver’s loss came on the road at Seattle and may have literally been the result of a coin flip. Beating Indianapolis by any margin looks more impressive given how well the Colts have played since. It’s not the Broncos’ fault that the schedulers gave them an early-season bye (and thereby one less opportunity to improve their Elo rating). More sophisticated statistical treatments — from Football Outsiders’ DVOA (Defense-adjusted Value Over Average) to Benjamin Morris’s assessment of Peyton Manning’s clutchness — tend to have a higher opinion of the Broncos than Elo does.But if we’re judging whether the Broncos are a historically great team, we have the right — nay, the duty — to be very, very picky.This is not just an academic question. In the table below, I’ve taken the teams that had the highest Elo rating through Week 7 in each season since 1970. Eleven of the 25 teams that rated higher than the Broncos — or 44 percent — would go on to win the Super Bowl. But just two of the 19 (11 percent) that rated below the Broncos did.A lot of this is because even small advantages can compound over time. It’s not as though we can say with all that much confidence whether this year’s Broncos are better than, say, the 1998 edition of the team under John Elway. (Elo would have the 1998 Broncos favored, but by only 1.5 points). But a team that’s ever-so-slightly better is more likely to make the playoffs as a division champion rather than a wild card, more likely to have playoff games at home and to get a first-round bye, and more likely to win those playoff games once they occur. A team that’s a 70 percent favorite in each playoff game, and that needs to win three games to win the Super Bowl because it gets a bye, has a 34 percent chance of winning a championship. A team that’s a 60 percent favorite and that has to win four times has just a 13 percent chance.Elo puts the Broncos’ chances of winning the Super Bowl at 18 percent, somewhere between the two groups. Their Thursday-night home game against San Diego will be highly informative. A win for Denver would put it in a dominant position in the AFC West — it’d be a game-and-a-half ahead of the Chargers and at least two games ahead of the Kansas City Chiefs (with a tiebreaker advantage against each division rival). A loss to the Chargers would instead place Denver half a game behind San Diego with a tiebreaker disadvantage (and with the remaining game between the teams to be played in San Diego).The Broncos will probably make the playoffs as a wild card even if they lose their division, but the Super Bowl is much harder to win under those circumstances. The Broncos would have to play an extra game, and they’d have to play on the road. In our simulations, the Broncos won the Super Bowl 23 percent of the time as division champs but just 4 percent of the time as a wild card team. There’s not only playoff leverage riding on this game; there’s a lot of Super Bowl leverage at stake.Here are the current playoff odds for the other NFL teams:The Colts, who were briefly underdogs to make the playoffs after starting off their year 0-2 (Seahawks fans can take solace in that), are now 95 percent favorites to do so after having won every game since. Some of this is because the Colts are very good, but just as important is their extraordinarily weak division. The Houston Texans project to a record of 7-9, the Tennessee Titans 6-10, and the Jacksonville Jaguars (despite finally winning last week) 4-12. In our simulations, the Colts won the AFC South 82 percent of the time they finished with a 9-7 record and 62 percent of the time they went 8-8. Even a 7-9 record would often be enough to get them in. Andrew Luck is both lucky and good.Otherwise, the AFC playoff chase is more scrambled than last week. The Cincinnati Bengals are winless in their past three games (they managed a tie against the Carolina Panthers) and down to a 54 percent chance of making the playoffs, in danger of being lapped by Kansas City (41 percent) and the Pittsburgh Steelers (33 percent). Their matchup this week, at home against the division rival Baltimore Ravens, is another high-stakes game.The NFC, almost inevitably, will feature a ferocious battle for the wild card positions. Dallas, Philadelphia, Green Bay, Detroit, Arizona, San Francisco and Seattle all have somewhere between a 22 and 32 percent chance of winning a wild card. Three of those teams (barring a miraculous run by a team like the Chicago Bears) will win their divisions, but that leaves four teams fighting for two slots.The Arizona Cardinals, incidentally, have a chance to become the first team to play a Super Bowl in its home stadium. Although Arizona is probably weaker than either San Francisco or Seattle, it has a leg up in the NFC West by virtue of its 5-1 start. Elo gives the Cardinals a 15 percent chance of making the Super Bowl and an 8 percent chance of winning it.Elo point spreadsRecord against point spread: 49-50-3 (8-7 in Week 7)Straight-up record: 74-31-1 (10-5 in Week 7)Even if we thought you should bet based on these odds — and we don’t — it wouldn’t be in cases where bookmakers have a team as a 2.5-point favorite and Elo has the same team favored by, say, two points. There are a lot of games like that this week and fewer differences between Vegas and Elo than in past weeks. The biggest split of the week is in an unwatchable game: Elo has the Titans favored by three points at home against Houston, while Vegas has the Texans as one-point favorites.The Washington Redskins are also a perpetual punching bag for Elo, and the system would have you take the Dallas Cowboys against them (even as 9.5-point favorites, as Vegas has the Cowboys). As Washington was on the verge of losing to the Titans last week — it pulled the game out but didn’t cover the point spread — The Wall Street Journal’s Neil King tweeted that Washington was struggling to beat “the third worst team in the league,” presumably referring to Tennessee. Actually, Elo has Washington rated as the third-worst team! Washington went 11-5 against the point spread in 2012 and perhaps is still getting too much credit for it; it’s 7-16 against the spread since then. The team’s straight-up record, 5-18, is even worse. read more