Cignal sets record winning margin

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ What ‘missteps’? CIGNAL 118 – GAMBOA COFFEE 51CIGNAL HD 118—Raymundo 17, Villarias 17, Jose 15, Bartolo 14, Sara 10, Perkins 9, Bringas 9, Arboleda 6, Potts 6, Cahilig 6, Batino 4, Sumalinog 3, Arong 2, Atkins 0.GAMBOA COFFEE MIX 51—Acibar 10, Acuña 9, Montuano 8, Dadjilul 5, Jumao-as 4, Vidal 3, Avenido 3, Padilla 2, Knuttel 2, David 2, Lacastesantos 2, Sarangay 1, Riva 0, Arellano 0.Quarters: 27-17, 50-24, 90-35, 118-51CEU 72 – BATANGAS 70CEU 72 – Ebondo 26, Uri 10, Wamar 9, Aquino 8, Intic 6, Casiño 4, Jeruta 3, Arim 2, Cruz 2, Manlangit 2, Guinitaran 0.BATANGAS 70 —Ablaza 16, Saitanan 12, Sedurifa 9, Bautista 8, De Joya 8, Dela Peña 7, Isit 4, Laude 4, Ragasa 2, Anderson 0, Mag-isa 0, Mendoza 0.Quarters: 23-13, 37-33, 56-50, 72-70Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Playing with ‘a lot of joy’ key to Ginebra’s Game 3 win, says Brownlee Cignal HD refused to let up even after a strong start as it recorded a 118-51 mauling of a listless Gamboa Coffee Mix squad Thursday in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup at Ynares Sports Arena.Pamboy Raymundo and Jason Perkins led the way early before Byron Villarias and Jeremy Bartolo put the finishing touches in a record 67-point win margin that shattered the previous mark of 64 set by NLEX in beating Zambales M Builders three years ago.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken MOST READ View comments World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide “My reminder was just to be disciplined on our execution,” said Cignal coach Boyet Fernandez, who also mentored the NLEX squad that set the previous mark.Cignal climbed to 4-2.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLater, Rod Ebondo sparkled on both ends of the floor down the stretch as Centro Escolar University hammered out a tight 72-70 victory over Batangas for its breakthrough win.The Congolese center drilled the go-ahead putback with 18.1 seconds to play to give the Scorpions a one point advantage before thwarting Joseph Sedurifa’s attempt in the dying seconds to preserve the victory.” —WITH REPORTS FROM KRISTOFER PURNELL, CARLO ANOLIN Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Dutch Open: Sameer Verma, Lakshya Sen and Rahul Bharadwaj Enter Pre-quarters

first_img BM Rahul BharadwajDutch OpenLakshya Senquarter final First Published: October 9, 2019, 11:00 PM IST Almere: Top seed Sameer Verma, young shuttlers Lakshya Sen and BM Rahul Bharadwaj progressed to the pre-quarterfinals of the men’s singles competition at the Dutch Open Super 100 tournament here on Wednesday.Sameer, who had skipped events at China and Korea due to fitness issues, notched up a 21-19 19-21 21-13 win over fellow Indian Kiran George in the second round. He had received a bye in the opening round. He will face either Japan’s Yusuke Onodera or Germany’s Lars Schaenzler next.Lakshya Sen, who had claimed the Belgian Open last month, also entered the pre-quarterfinals after registering straight-game wins in the first two rounds.The 18-year-old from Almora defeated Ireland’s Nhat Nguyen 21-19 21-17 in the opening round on Tuesday and then outclassed Cuba’s Osleni Guerrero 21-12 21-12 on Wednesday.The Asian Junior champion will face Denmark’s Rasmus Gemke next.Rahul too advanced to the next round after beating Malaysia’s Cheam June Wei21-18 21-13 in another match.He will lock horns with the winner of the match between two Danish players — sixth seed Victor Svendsen and Jeppe Bruun.However, Sourabh Verma, who had won the Hyderabad Open and Vietnam Open this year, went down 17-21 21-10 19-21 to Germany’s Kai Schaefer in a second-round contest. The 26-year-old had got a bye in the first round. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

Shah Rukh Khan buys the BMW i8: All you need to know about the car

first_imgThe BMW i8 was launched in 2014 and till date it is one of the most interesting cars to come out of the BMW stable. Bollywood super star Shah Rukh Khan has just bought a new i8 and here are a few interesting facts about the hybrid German sports car.Also See Pics: Shah Rukh Khan just got himself a Rs 2.3cr BMW i8. Jealous? The BMW i8 is powered by a 1.5-litre twin-turbo petrol engine and an all-electric motor that puts out a total of 357 horsepower. The car can do 0-100 kmph in just 4.4 seconds and has an electrically limited top speed of 250 kmph.The design of the car is such that even two years after its launch, the car looks much ahead of its time. The i8 is a true sports car with an electric touch and a true embodiment of the fact the big is not always better.Also Read: BMW’s Vision Next 100 is a self-driving vehicle like no otherThe car has an almost 50:50 weight distribution at the front and back which translates into superb handling. Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) has been used to construct the foundation of the BMW i8. The material provides the same strength as steel but weighs only half.The BMW i8 has a fuel economy of 13 kmpl in Sports mode which can be greatly improved when driving in Comfort or Eco mode. The i8 has an all-electric range of 37 km where as a combined driving range of 500 km in Comfort mode and 600 km in Eco mode. The electric motor is powered by a  7.1 kWh lithium-ion battery.advertisementALSO READ: Review: BMW i8 gives a glimpse of future of mobilitylast_img read more

Kings knock off Jazz 102-101 to end 5-game winless streak

first_imgLATEST STORIES Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? But for a franchise that had playoff aspirations after going 39-43 a year ago, it was a definitive step forward.“We were hungry tonight? Yes. Have we been hungry most games to start? Yes, and then it fades out,” Walton said. “But that’s the intensity that we have to have for an entire game. Hopefully we feel that, we build on it and we continue to go in the right direction.”Fox scored 25 points, Hield had 18 and Bogdanovic added 14 to help the Kings (1-5).Donovan Mitchell had 24 points for the Jazz (4-2). Rudy Gobert added 15 points and 16 rebounds, and Mike Conley scored 19.Mitchell’s desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer grazed the front of the rim.ADVERTISEMENT What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC02:11Makabayan 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 MOST READ Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes, left, goes to the basket next to Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. — De’Aaron Fox got back to attacking the rim. Buddy Hield and Bogdan Bogdanovic found their rhythm from the perimeter. And Luke Walton finally got his first victory with Sacramento.With one all-inclusive performance, the Kings ended their worst start in nearly 30 years and shook off the label of being the NBA’s only remaining winless team.ADVERTISEMENT Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ “We knew it wasn’t the last minute that lost us the game. It was things we did in between the quarters,” Conley said. “Defensively we weren’t ourselves in different areas. They attacked us in pick and rolls, they were aggressive, and you can tell they were trying to get a win. They did everything necessary to do that. We didn’t come with the same energy.”Nearly a week after getting blown out by the Jazz 113-81 in Salt Lake City, the Kings built an early lead, nearly gave it all away, then made a pair of big plays down the stretch to win.Utah trailed 97-88 before scoring nine straight to tie the game on Mitchell’s 22-foot jumper. After Dewayne Dedmon made a 3-pointer for Sacramento, Mitchell fed Gobert for an alley-oop dunk, then scored on a layup to put the Jazz up 101-100 with 11.2 seconds left.Bjelica, who made three 3s earlier in the game, missed from the left corner with the clock running down, but Harrison grabbed the rebound and scored the winner.“Belly had a good look, a look that we all have a lot of confidence in (him) to knock that shot down,” Barnes said. ”(I) found a good bounce and was able to put it in.”It’s the first time in six games that Utah has allowed more than 100 points.SEVEN AND OH NOSacramento had trouble taking care of the ball and committed seven turnovers in the first quarter. The upside? Utah failed to score a single point off the mistakes.HOLDING NOTHING BACKWalton used his final timeout with 6:36 left to play, a risky decision but one the Kings first-year coach was comfortable with. “It’s a philosophy of mine when other teams are going on a run, let’s see if the players can figure it out first,” Walton said. “Tonight I wasn’t going to let that happen. We’ve been slipping too much when other teams go on runs.” Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics World Series champs Washington Nationals get their parade Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Harrison Barnes scored on an offensive rebound with 2.9 seconds remaining after Nemanja Bjelica’s missed 3-pointer, and the Kings won their first game of the season, beating the Utah Jazz 102-101 on Friday night.“It was probably the first time all season we put together a full game,” Barnes said. “Everyone down the line came in and contributed, and that was the team effort that we needed, the energy, the fight when they made runs, that we needed.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceIt wasn’t all pretty.Sacramento committed 17 turnovers, made only 12 of 17 free throws and was outscored 13-5 over the final 5 minutes. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. TIP-INSJazz: Ed Davis scored eight points in 21 minutes before leaving the game with a left lower leg contusion. . Jeff Green made a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to end the third quarter. . Coach Quin Snyder was called for a technical when he angrily stormed onto the court after Jeff Green was called for an offensive foul in the third quarter.Kings: Fox made a nice move to shake Conley and left the Utah guard standing at the 3-point line, but missed an open dunk and the ball ricocheted to the other end of the court.UP NEXTJazz: Play at the Clippers for the second time in five days on Sunday. Utah beat Los Angeles 110-96 on Wednesday.Kings: Begin a three-game trip Sunday against the Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Sacramento has won three straight against New York.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ Rice industry paralysis View commentslast_img read more

World Cup 2018: Qualifying scenarios for all teams before final group games

first_imgThe last round of group games of the 2018 World Cup begins on Monday in Russia. Six teams have already qualified for the round of 16, while other teams will continue to fight for the remaining 10 knockout spots.The top two teams in each group go into the last 16. In the case of teams finishing level on points, FIFA has put in place seven tie-breakers starting with goal difference and then the number of goals scored in all group matches.If two or more teams are equal on the basis of the above three criteria, their rankings are determined as follows:* points obtained in the group matches between the teams concerned;* goal difference in the group matches between the teams concerned;* number of goals scored in the group matches between the teams concerned;* fair play points determined by red and yellow cards at the tournament.* drawing of lots.FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 FULL COVERAGEHere is where things stand in each group going into final round-robin matches.Group ARussia and Uruguay are through and all that is left to decide is who will top the group when they meet on Monday. Russia have a superior goal difference so a win or draw will send the hosts through as group winners to face the runner-up in Group B. Neither Egypt nor Saudi Arabia have any points but with the Saudis shipping six goals, anything but a win will see them finish last.FIXTURES | POINTS TABLEGroup BSpain and Portugal sit top of the group on four points with Iran on three and Morocco eliminated with no points so far.advertisementSpain and Portugal are also level on goal difference and goals scored and, since they drew, if their final results are the same the group could be decided by fair play points.Spain have the advantage at the moment with one booking against the two of Portugal. Portugal need at least a point from their final match against Iran to guarantee a place in the knockout round. Iran would secure their spot with a win and could also go through with a draw if Spain lose to Morocco.Spain face winless Morocco with a point needed to guarantee progress.The winner of Group B plays the runner-up in Group A, either Russia or Uruguay.Group CFrance, on six points, top the group and have secured passage to the next round but will need a point against second-placed Denmark (four points) in their final match to clinch first place. Denmark could finish first, second or third.A Denmark loss coupled with an Australia win over Peru, who have yeat to earn a point, could see the Socceroos sneak through on goal difference. Since Denmark and Australia drew, they too could be split by fair play. Australia, with three yellow cards, currently have the edge in this respect on the Danes, who have four.Peru have been eliminated but will finish third with a win.The winner of Group C will meet second place in Group D.Group DAll sorts of outcomes are possible here with Croatia, on six points, through but the other three teams still in the hunt.Croatia will top the group if they beat or draw with Iceland.Nigeria, on three points, will secure their spot in the last 16 with a victory over Argentina, who sit bottom of the group on one point behind Iceland on goal difference.A draw may also be enough for Nigeria even if Iceland beat Croatia, depending on goal difference. To go through, Argentina need to beat Nigeria while hoping Iceland lose to or draw with Croatia. If Iceland and Argentina both win, to move to four points, they will be split by goal difference.Iceland must win to have any chance but also need the other results to go their way.The Group D winner will face the Group C runner-up.Group EOnly one thing is certain in Group E and that is Costa Rica, without a point, will be going home.Brazils last-gasp win over Costa Rica took them alongside Switzerland on four points, with Serbia on three.Wins or draws for Brazil against Serbia and Switzerland against Costa Rica will send both through. Serbia must beat Brazil to qualify but a draw could see them through if the Swiss are beaten by Costa Rica by more than one goal.The winners of Group E face the second-placed team in Group F.Group FThis was another group that changed dramatically after a stoppage-time goal as Germany, facing potential elimination, pushed themselves right back into the mix by beating Sweden.advertisementMexico, on six points, are in the driving seat, with Germany and Sweden both on three.Mexico will qualify with a win or draw against Sweden. They can also move on with a loss to the Swedes if Germany lose to or draw with South Korea, who have no points.Germany will go through with any win should Sweden fail to beat Mexico. Another scenario could see Germany advancing on a better goal difference with a victory over South Korea even if Sweden beat Mexico.Sweden can qualify with a win over Mexico and a Germany loss to South Korea. If both Sweden and Germany win it is possible for the Swedes to advance on goal difference.Despite two losses South Korea still have a slim chance of advancing but they would need to beat Germany and hope both that Sweden lose to Mexico and that the goal difference goes their way.The winner of Group F will meet the runner-up in Group E.Group GEngland and Belgium are guaranteed to progress but their finishing positions will be decided by their meeting on Thursday.Both on six points, they have identical goal totals so a draw would mean top spot going to the best-behaved team. England are currently on two yellows to the three of Belgium. Tunisia and Panama have no points ahead of their meeting, where a draw would secure third place for the North Africans.Group HJapan and Senegal will advance with draws against Poland and Colombia respectively. Should Senegal and Japan both draw with the same score, they will be split by fair play; Senegal have five yellow cards to Japans three. Colombia will progress if they beat Senegal and a draw will suffice if Poland beat Japan. Poland have been eliminated.The top two teams in the group will face either England or Belgium.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

Steve Smith, Cameron Bancroft comments on ball-tampering shocking: Ponting

first_imgFormer Australia captain Ricky Ponting was shocked with the latest comments from Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft on the ball-tampering scandal.As Australia battled India on the opening day of the Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Bancroft revealed David Warner had urged him to use sandpaper on the ball.Smith, meanwhile, spoke of how top Cricket Australia had officials had reminded him that the cricketers were paid to win and not to merely play after losing a Test to South Africa in Hobart.Ponting conceded he was shocked with the comments but insisted Tim Paine’s men would not be rattled by the timing of Smith and Bancroft’s statements.”From a wholly journalistic approach, you can understand the reasons why it was aired today,” Ponting told”You’ve probably got a big percentage of the population watching the cricket today and they’ll be reading about it tomorrow. I can understand how that could happen.”I’m not sure how happy the players would be about it or Cricket Australia, because it’s a pretty special moment in Australian cricket on a day like today. So, we’ll see what the reaction is,” Ponting said.Ponting felt certain there would be more reactions to the explosive comments by two of the three men banned for their roles in the ball-tampering scandal.”I’ve seen a couple of headlines (since the interviews), which I’ve been shocked at, I must admit. Some of the things that have been said have been quite shocking to me,” he said, adding, “We’re nine months on from this stuff and there’s still a lot being spoken about what happened in Cape Town.advertisement”Now that those stories are out there, it’s going to be interesting to see what the reaction is tomorrow in newspapers and news channels. There’s enough in those stories to raise a few eyebrows.”Meanwhile, Darren Lehmann, who stepped down as Australia coach on the aftermath of the ball-tampering scandal, said Bancroft should have approached him when Warner asked him to do something wrong: “Yeah he could’ve and should’ve (come to the coaches), I think he says that,” Lehmann told Macquarie Sport Radio. “He should’ve come to us, at the end of the day it was a mistake – we know that. (It was) a severe mistake made by the guys and a lot of people have suffered one way or the other through that. “We know it shouldn’t have happened, but it did.”Also Read | Warner suggested me to carry out the action, says BancroftAlso Read | You are paid to win, not to play: Cricket Australia bosses had told Steve Smithlast_img read more

3 days agoSidwell: Man Utd legend Keane told me to ‘f*** off’ – when youth teamer

first_imgSidwell: Man Utd legend Keane told me to ‘f*** off’ – when youth teamerby Paul Vegas3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSteve Sidwell has recalled the time he was told ‘f*** off’ by former Manchester United captain Roy Keane while an Arsenal junior.Keane made a comment on Sky Sports where he hit out at Manchester United and Liverpool players for ‘hugging and kissing’ in the tunnel before their match at Old Trafford. Sidwell, speaking with, revealed: “I can see what Roy Keane is saying.”I remember being at Arsenal when I was in the youth system. I was at Highbury with my match day programme and he told me to f*** off because he was going out to war against Arsenal.”It was a tight tunnel and I was just like ‘okay’, but now looking back on it I know what it means to him. They were going down there and they’re arch rivals.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Miami Open: Roger Federer fights back to beat Albot, Ferrer knocks out Alexander Zverev

first_img Reuters MiamiMarch 24, 2019UPDATED: March 24, 2019 15:47 IST Roger Federer fought back from a set down to defeat Radu Albot (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRoger Federer beat Radu Albot 4-6 7-5 6-3Kevin Anderson defeated Jaume Munar 6-4 3-6 6-3Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Mackenzie McDonald 7-6(4) 6-1Roger Federer rallied from a set down to beat Moldovan surprise package Radu Albot 4-6 7-5 6-3 in a stuttering start to the 20-times Grand Slam champion’s Miami Open campaign on Saturday.Federer, beaten by Dominic Thiem in last week’s BNP Paribas Open final, smashed 14 aces and broke Albot twice to advance to the third round but it was far from plain sailing for the 37-year-old against the world number 46.After dropping the first set, Federer broke Albot while leading 6-5 in the second with a backhand volley winner.Albot could not convert a break point in the deciding set tied a 3-3, and the Swiss took command from there to wrap up a match that lasted two hours and 10 minutes.Three-times Miami champion Federer finished with 38 winners but had to overcame 41 unforced errors to defeat Albot, who earned an ovation from the crowd for his efforts.Earlier on Saturday, South Africa’s Kevin Anderson made a winning return to competition with a 6-4 3-6 6-3 victory over rising Spaniard Jaume Munar.After more than two months away from the court with an elbow injury, the world number seven smashed 17 aces en route to the second round win over the 21-year-old Munar.It was Anderson’s first tournament appearance since the Australian Open in January and he said he was happy with the way his elbow felt.”To get through in three sets, it felt really good to be back out there. I’m happy with how the elbow responded. I feel like I’m hitting the ball great,” the sixth seed added.advertisement”It’s always different playing matches than hitting in practice, but I’ve been able to up my load and how much I’m able to serve. That’s really encouraging and that’s why I felt good coming into this week.”I’ve been able to do everything but hit serves recently. I always had the confidence that as soon as I got over that hurdle, I was going to find my form pretty quickly.”Two of Russia’s young prospects, Karen Khachanov and Daniil Medvedev, were also Saturday winners.The 10th seed Khachanov beat Australian Jordan Thompson 6-2 6-3 while his friend Medvedev, the 13th seed, toppled France’s Adrian Mannarino 6-2 6-1.Eighth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas easily beat Mackenzie McDonald 7-6(4) 6-1.In other early action, Belgian David Goffin, the 18th seed, defeated Spaniard Pablo Andujar 6-4 6-1, while Canadian 20th seed Denis Shapovalov came from a set down to beat Britain’s Dan Evans 4-6 6-1 6-3.ZVEREV KNOCKED OUTDavid Ferrer is set to retire from professional tennis in May but the Spaniard showed he still has the tools to bring down the biggest names in the game after a stunning 2-6 7-5 6-3 win over world No. 3 Alexander Zverev at the Miami Open on Saturday.The victory clearly meant a lot to the 36-year-old, who will bring the curtain down on his career at the Madrid Open.”It’s a special day because it’s the last year of professional tennis for me. Winning these type of matches against a top 10 player like ‘Sascha’ is a gift,” he said.”I’m very happy and I’m trying to enjoy every point and every moment.”Ferrer will next face 21-year-old American Frances Tiafoe who fought past Miomir Kecmanovic 7-6(6) 7-6(5).Also Read | Hubert Hurkacz stuns Dominic Thiem, Novak Djokovic breezes throughFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Miami OpenFollow Roger FedererFollow Radu AlbotFollow Kevin AndersonFollow Stefanos Tsitsipas Next Miami Open: Roger Federer fights back to beat Albot, Ferrer knocks out Alexander ZverevRoger Federer dropped to first set but came back to beat Radu Albot 4-6 7-5 6-3 and advance to the third round at the Miami Open. Kevin Anderson also defeated Jaume Munar, while Stefanos Tsitsipas easily beat Mackenzie McDonaldadvertisementlast_img read more

Svitzer Lands APMT Moin Towage Deal

first_imgzoom Copenhagen-based towage and salvage company Svitzer will provide marine services for the new APM Terminals Moin Container Terminal on Costa Rica’s Atlantic coast under a 30-year terminal towage contract starting in the third quarter of 2017. Both Svitzer and APM Terminals are owned by Maersk Group.Svitzer will station three 70TBP ASD tugs (2 with FiFi 1), one pilot vessel and a maintenance barge at the Port of Limón-Moin.The company will also be training pilots and tug masters to operate the five vessels in its new training centre in the Bahamas.“The agreement with APMT was the result of a lengthy process where Svitzer assisted in all phases of the marine solution including simulations of the towage operations, determining size and layout of the turning basin and defining the optimal specifications of the tugboats. By having a joint approach to the marine solution Svitzer is able to provide truly safe, reliable and cost-efficient services,” said Kasper Friis Nilaus, Chief Commercial Officer at Svitzer.In August 2011, APMT signed a USD 992 million, 30-year concession contract with the Costa Rican government to design, finance, construct, operate and maintain the new Moin Container Terminal.APM Terminals Moin recently concluded a contract for the delivery of six electric-powered STS cranes and 29 electric-powered Rubber Tire Gantry Cranes (eRTGs) which will make the 1.3 million TEU, deep water container terminal one of the most advanced in Latin America upon completion of Phase One in 2018.Dredging is underway of the access channel and turning‐basin to be deepened to 16 meters. Other construction projects include the construction of a new 1.5 kilometer breakwater with a 40 hectare container yard, 600 meters of quay and 2 berths equipped with 6 post‐Panamax cranes.Upon the completion of the project’s final phase, the facility will cover an area of 80 hectares, with 1,500 meters of quay, 5 berths, a 2.2 km breakwater and an access channel 18 meters deep, serving as a shipping hub for the Caribbean and Central America.last_img read more

Solutions Sought for Digby Area

first_imgThe recent situation created at the Digby emergency room, when a well-liked local doctor relocated, is difficult. I know that everyone in Digby is understandably concerned. I also know that this situation may well create more work for health-care professionals in neighbouring communities like Annapolis Royal and Yarmouth. I am more than appreciative of the service they are providing in this challenging time. The health and welfare of Digby residents, and of every Nova Scotian and all our health-care providers, could not be more important to me. Like you, I agree that we must work together to find solutions. That’s why my staff and I are working closely with members of your community and Doctors Nova Scotia to find them. Your readers may have heard that a proposal came forward to the Department of Health. It asked the province to fund the Digby hospital at a level that would effectively create two major regional emergency departments in the district. No other health district in the province has two major regional ERs. More than one would be difficult, if not impossible, to sustain. Your readers may not have heard that the Department of Health has also proposed a plan to increase funding. This plan has worked in other areas, and I strongly believe it can work here, too. The emergency department will be covered more consistently, and Digby will have another tool to help recruit more family physicians. We are suggesting that a family-physician contract be put in place. Basically, this means that about $200,000 will be added to the pool of money that funds the emergency department. It also means that support for a new full-time family physician will be in place. With this money, provincial support for physicians who cover the Digby emergency room would amount to close to $1-million every year. We will continue to meet with representatives from Digby and Doctors Nova Scotia to talk more about the benefits of this plan. Until full service is restored to Digby’s emergency room, and those patients who are losing their family doctor have alternative care, we will not stop working. We are also exploring alternative solutions with the district, doctors and others. On June 26, I received by mail a proposal that would see nurse practitioners collaborating with physicians in Digby. We are carefully looking at, and discussing this option with the district. In North America we are in a difficult position. There seems to be fewer doctors interested in practicing in rural areas. Health needs are changing. Populations are shifting. Doctors have different job expectations. Regardless of the reasons, competition for health-care professionals is intense. As we’ve done for some time, Nova Scotia will continue to heavily support physician recruitment in the districts through a number of provincial programs. But, it is clear that we must embrace new ways of providing health care. The province and all district health authorities are conducting a provincewide review of services. This will go a long way toward finding innovative and sustainable ideas that make sure Nova Scotians get the care they need and deserve. In time, I believe that the ideas that will come from this review will help us find a better way. In the short term, I look forward to working with our partners in Digby to implement a solution. -30-last_img read more

Main building at historic Cape Breton inn burns to ground in early

first_imgBADDECK, N.S. – A devastating fire has levelled the main lodge of an historic, much-loved inn on Cape Breton’s Bras d’Or Lakes, even as it spared a unique chapel bankrolled by a Toronto hockey legend.“It’s a devastating fire for the community,” said Councillor Bruce Morrison, who said he got a call at about 3 a.m. notifying him of a “big fire” at the Inverary Resort.“For me, it’s tough — it’s one of those icons in our community that has been enjoyed by generations of residents in Baddeck.”The rustic retreat that has been a “cornerstone of the community” since it was built in the late 19th century by a Cape Breton man dubbed “Millionaire” MacNeil.Plumes of white smoke were still wafting above the charred wreck of the three-storey building that housed the dining room, lobby, pub and several units attached to it in an addition.A tiny brown chapel that was donated to the owners by legendary Toronto Maple Leafs owner Conn Smythe was not damaged in the fire, according to Cape Breton musician Keith Mullins, who entertains at the Inverary a few nights every week.It’s believed all of the guests and staff got out without injury.Diana Weeks, a reporter for Ontario’s CHCH TV, was staying at the resort and tweeted about her escape.“Our hotel in Baddeck, N.S., is on fire and we’re all outside in our pjs. Good news is, it appears everyone got out safely,” Weeks tweeted overnight.“So so sad. Just grateful we got out in time and grabbed our valuables… Such a beautiful historic building.”Images and video on social media showed flames consuming the building, which glowed orange in the darkness. One video shows the whole building collapsing in on itself as flames poured out of the windows.Mullins said people had been singing and enjoying themselves late Wednesday: “Everything was amazing. We had a great time and everyone was singing.”He said he was devastated when he woke to hear the news.Mullins said he had not heard what the owners plan to do, but believes they could remain in operation, because there are other guest rooms on the property.“There are five or six large buildings. There’s another restaurant. There’s another kitchen in the conference centre. I don’t know exactly what their plans are but I do know that we all want to keep it going,” he said.According to the inn’s website, Smythe stayed at the Inverary in the early 1980s when he was in poor health, spending much of his time there in his room. The owner reportedly told Smythe that they were hoping to build a chapel when money allowed.“Someday, you’ll have your chapel,” Smythe apparently told the owners.Sometime later, Smythe died in Toronto and a family member contacted the inn’s owners to say that Smythe wanted to give them a chapel.The resort hosts a church service each week, although not in the chapel.Pastor Philip MacCormack said the 40-member congregation of the Baddeck Baptist Church doesn’t have its own building, and holds services each week in the inn’s convention centre.They are praying for the owner and staff of the inn, he said.“The owners have been very good to us,” he said.Morrison said the loss of the main building is a big blow to Baddeck, which sees hundreds of tourists trickle into the area every summer, swelling the full-time population of about 800 residents to about 2,500.“It’s a very difficult time for an event such as this to happen right at the start of our tourist season,” said Morrison, who is also the warden of Victoria County. “Baddeck is a very busy tourist destination.”It could also affect about 100 people who work at the sprawling four-hectare shoreline resort, he said.Several fire departments in the area answered the call. RCMP said they are working with the Nova Scotia Office of the Fire Marshal to determine the cause of the fire.The resort’s website says the original home was built by MacNeil “to show off the fortune he made in Boston.” Materials for the house, barn and wagon house were imported from the American city and became a showpiece for the Cape Breton community.Brothers Chad and Jamie Fownes bought the property after the Second World War and opened the Inverary Inn at the end of their military service, the website says.last_img read more

In the news today April 24

first_imgALSO IN THE NEWS:— Constitutional arguments will be heard in the case of Lorne Grabher, whose surname-personalized licence plate was revoked because it was deemed offensive to women.—  Abdulahai Hasan Sharif to return to court with a new lawyer on five charges of attempted murder. An Edmonton police officer was stabbed outside a football game and four pedestrians were hit by a man driving a U-Haul truck in October 2017. The judge ordered Sharif to find a new lawyer ahead of a court date on April 9.— Fatality inquiry into the deaths of Const. David Wynn and Shawn Rehn. Rehn was out on bail when he shot Wynn in a casino. He then shot himself in a nearby home.———The Canadian Press Five stories in the news for Wednesday, April 24———VOTERS IN P.E.I. ELECT TORY MINORITYVoters in P.E.I. have shed their century-old embrace of the Island’s two-party system, electing a Tory minority government and handing the upstart Green party official Opposition status for the first time. With all polls reporting Tuesday, the Tories won 12 seats, the Greens held nine, and the incumbent Liberals, led by Premier Wade MacLauchlan, had won five. The Greens had led in opinion polls since August, prompting speculation they could be poised to form Canada’s first Green government.———INQUIRY STARTS FOR SLAIN ALBERTA RCMP OFFICERThe widow of an Edmonton-area RCMP officer slain on duty hopes politicians take seriously any recommendations from a fatality inquiry into her husband’s death. The inquiry into the 2015 shooting of Constable David Wynn is to begin this morning. Wynn was shot while investigating a stolen truck parked outside a casino in St. Albert. The man who shot him, Shawn Rehn, was out on bail facing 15 charge, including weapons offences. An RCMP auxiliary constable was also wounded in the shooting, and there have been changes in how the force uses those civilians.———DATA SUGGESTS NO SPIKE IN HIGH DRIVING CHARGESA survey of police departments by The Canadian Press suggests no major rise or fall in drug-impaired driving charges in the six months since cannabis was legalized. Police departments in Edmonton and Vancouver say it’s been “business as usual” with similar rates of enforcement, while R-C-M-P in Newfoundland say they have charged about half as many people with drug-impaired driving since legalization compared with the same time period a year ago. R-C-M-P in Alberta were among the only departments to report an increase, with 58 charges — up from 32 over the same six months last year. Many departments say it’s too early to release data and national figures are not yet available.———PLANT MASKING POT ODOUR AROUND EDMONTON AIRPORTA skunky smell greeting travellers at Edmonton’s airport doesn’t mean stinky critters are running lose in the area. The scent is coming from the Edmonton International Airport’s new neighbour — Aurora Sky — which produces more than 100-thousand kilograms of cannabis per year. Aurora Cannabis, the company that operates the grow facility, is going to great lengths to mitigate any pot odour wafting over to the airport. Since the completion of the facility in January, the company has introduced two new exhaust units for deodorization, added 800 air filters throughout processing areas and more than 13-hundred pocket filters throughout the grow bays.———SUGAR SHACKS GO VEGAN IN MEAT-LOVING QUEBECSugar shacks are a vegan’s nightmare. The cabanes a sucre, as French-Canadians call the backwoods repositories of Quebec culinary tradition, have evolved from humble huts where sap is boiled down to maple syrup into feasting houses churning out meat by the tray-full. Glazed ham, sausages, meat pies, scrambled eggs and pork rinds are all standard fare atop their communal tables, baked into the definition of the term. No longer. Fuelled by growing health and ethical concerns and culinary creativity, shifting eating habits have seen vegetarian and vegan dishes mushroom at cabanes a sucre across Quebec, along with a few pure vegan sugar shacks — heresy in recent times.———last_img read more

Six Nations takes fight for school supplies to Aboriginal Affairs door

first_imgAPTN National NewsThere are five schools in Six Nations Iroquois territory in southern Ontario and they’re run by the federal Aboriginal Affairs department.But well over a month into the school there still a severe shortage of supplies, even textbooks.That has a lot of people demanding to know what’s going on.APTN National News reporter Delaney Windigo has this story.last_img

Macron Cruises to Victory in Contentious French Election

Rabat – According to several early exit polls, centrist candidate, Emmanuel Macron, has defeated far-right Marine Le Pen with a commanding 60+ percent of the vote.Amid campaign accusations of hacking and off-shore bank accounts, French voters abstained in record numbers. Fear of a decline in voters caused concern in the Macron camp who feared it would somehow favour Le Pen.The decline in voters was sharp, falling to just 65.3 percent, from the usual 80 percent. Brushing off those concerns, however, it appears 39-year-old Macron has emerged victorious.By midday, both candidates had registered their votes, Macron in Le Touquet and Le Pen in the northern town of Henin-Beaumont.The numbers are not confirmed, with the official results being announced by 7 p.m., BST.This is breaking news and will be updated as more details become available. read more

Canadian dollar slides to lowest level in nearly two years

TORONTO — The loonie briefly slid to its lowest level in nearly two years Tuesday as the U.S. dollar gained traction on confidence over the direction of bond yields and the broader U.S. economy.The Canadian dollar was down 0.10 of a cent at 94.98 cents US near midday after earlier falling to its lowest level since September 2010.The drop came after the Canada Day holiday when the currency experienced low levels of trading and amid expectations that current U.S. monetary policy will help drive U.S. bond yields higher.Meanwhile, the latest data on U.S. factory orders showed a pick up in the manufacturing sector. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that factory orders rose 2.1% last month. April’s increase was revised higher to 1.3% from one per cent.Economies around the world were also facing pressure, which drove down other currencies.Australia’s central bank left interest rates unchanged and said the Australian dollar is likely to continue falling, easing pressure on the economy.And in China, manufacturing weakened in June amid a credit crunch.In commodities, the August crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange up 82 cents at US$98.81 a barrel, as political tensions in Egypt drive prices higher.August bullion was down $7.70 to US$1,248 an ounce on the Nymex. read more

Willis Group ties up with Towers Watson in allstock deal valued at

by The Associated Press Posted Jun 30, 2015 4:26 am MDT Last Updated Jun 30, 2015 at 6:10 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ARLINGTON, Va. – The insurer Willis Group Holdings PLC will tie up with Towers Watson in an all-stock deal valued at about $18 billion.The combined company will be called Willis Towers Watson and will have about $8.2 billion in revenue and approximately 39,000 employees. Willis shareholders will own approximately 50.1 per cent, and Towers Watson shareholders will own about 49.9 per cent of the business.The company will be based in Ireland, where Willis has its headquarters. Towers Watson is based in Arlington, Virginia.Willis and Towers expect between $100 million and $125 million in cost savings within three years of closing.Shareholders of financial services company Towers Watson & Co. will receive 2.6490 Willis shares for each Towers share. They will also receive a one-time cash dividend of $4.87 per Towers share.Willis expects to enact a reverse stock split that would result in one Willis share being converted into 0.3775 Willis Towers Watson shares. If the reverse stock split is approved by shareholders, Towers Watson shareholders will receive one share of Willis Towers Watson for each Towers Watson share.The deal is not contingent on Willis shareholders approving the reverse stock split.Towers Watson Chairman and CEO John Haley will serve as CEO, while Willis CEO Dominic Casserley will become president and deputy CEO.The new board will have 12 members, with six directors being nominated by each company.The boards of both companies unanimously approved the deal, which is targeted to close by year’s end. Willis Group ties up with Towers Watson in all-stock deal valued at about $18 billion read more

Girl 11 murdered by stepfather after bravely defending her mother who was

Boon during a police interviewCredit:Gloucestershire Police “Having heard matters dramatically unfold in the kitchen, Ella got out of her bed and bravely came to the help of her mother,” Mr Smith said.”Eleven-year-old Ella must have witnessed, in part at least, the murderous attack on her mother before Boon also attacked his stepdaughter.”After the attack, Boon left the property and phoned his mother to tell her what he had done.His mother’s partner called 999 after arriving at the scene and officers from Gloucestershire Police attended within 10 minutes.The court heard Ms Mortimer and Boon had been married for about five years and he was stepfather to Ella, but in early 2018, Boon had an affair and Ms Mortimer told him she wanted a divorce in May.”On May 27, Laura went out for the evening,” Mr Smith said. “She told friends who were there that she had asked Christopher Boon to leave within two weeks.”Laura said her husband wasn’t happy at being told he had to leave.”Boon previously denied the charges against him but entered guilty pleas at a hearing on Monday.Ms Mortimer ran her own business, Sweet Beginnings, offering bespoke bridal gowns and wedding planning services.Ella was a student at Barnwood Park Arts College, where she had a passion for dance. Ella’s father, Tom Dalby, said his daughter had brought “great joy” since her birth in July 2006.”I am haunted by recurring nightmares of the horror that they must have suffered,” Mr Dalby’s statement said.”Every morning is a battle to get out of bed. The unbearable pain is always there. I feel empty and my heart is broken.”Every day I feel the terror and pain Ella must have felt in the last moments of her life. I feel guilty I was unable to protect her.” The families of Ms Mortimer and Ella, who packed the public galleries of court room two, loudly applauded after the sentence was passed.Mr Smith said police officers attending the scene described it as “horrendous”.”It is clear that it was a sustained and brutal episode of violence in which Laura and Ella suffered multiple stab wounds about their faces and necks,” he told the court.Ms Mortimer suffered blunt force injuries to her head and arms, consistent with a struggle.”Laura had multiple defence injuries to both of her hands,” Mr Smith said. “She has clearly fought for her life, seeking to fend off and perhaps grasp back the knife that was being used to kill her.”Ms Mortimer had 18 separate stab wounds, while her daughter suffered 24. Both died “rapidly” from their injuries, the court heard.Mr Smith said it appeared Ella had gone to the aid of her mother after hearing her downstairs with Boon. An 11-year-old girl was murdered by her stepfather after she “bravely came to the help of her mother” who was being stabbed to death in “a sustained and brutal episode of violence” at their home, a court heard.Christopher Boon, 28, pleaded guilty at Bristol Crown Court to killing Laura Mortimer and Ella Dalby at a house in Dexter Way, Gloucester, on May 28.Richard Smith QC, prosecuting, told the court Ms Mortimer, 31, had “clearly fought for her life” and her daughter Ella witnessed at least part of the attack before being killed as she “bravely came to the help of her mother”.”Their bodies were subsequently found on the kitchen floor,” Mr Smith said. “Mother laying side by side with daughter in significant pools of blood.”Sentencing Boon to life in prison, Mrs Justice May described the murders as “unspeakable savagery” and paid tribute to “brave” Ella for going to her mother’s aid.”She would have witnessed some part of your murderous attack on her mother and tried to stop you before you turned on her,” she told Boon.”What a brave girl. She and her mother were found lying together, side by side.”The judge said there were a number of aggravating factors in the case, including the “ferocity” of the attacks and that both victims suffered “mental and physically” before their deaths. Boon during a police interview Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Mrs Justice May told Boon: “On the evening of May 27 this year, you murdered your wife Laura Boon and your 11-year-old stepdaughter Ella Dalby in an act of selfish rage and cruelty. Your wanton savagery has blighted the lives of many forever.” Boon, of Dexter Way, Gloucester, was jailed for life and ordered to spend a minimum of 29 years in prison. Family tribute to ‘friendly and beautiful’ mother and daughter The families of Laura Mortimer and her 11-year-old daughter Ella Dalby paid tribute to them as friendly and beautiful.Richard Smith QC read extracts of victim personal statements as part of the sentencing of Christopher Boon by Mrs Justice May at Bristol Crown Court.Ms Mortimer’s mother, Hilary Bartholomew, said she “lived life to the full” and was “full of fun”.”Laura was friendly to everyone and a happy person who loved to make others happy,” her statement said.”She was adored by all of her family and by her many friends. Laura was talented and a really hard worker.”She had done brilliantly in setting up her own wedding planning business. Laura was a wonderful, devoted mother.”Mrs Bartholomew described how Ms Mortimer would “shower” Ella with affection.”Ella was my adored first grandchild and we were extremely close,” her statement said.”She was such a beautiful, loving, happy little girl. She was also very talented at dancing. Ella adored her mother.”My husband and I had to identify Laura and Ella, and seeing them will stay in my head for the rest of my life.” read more

Jamaica monitoring US border wall funding Act

(Jamaica Observer) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade has indicated that it is fully aware that a draft Bill entitled “HR 1813 – Border Wall Funding Act of 2017” has been introduced to the United States Congress by Republican Congressman Mike Rogers from Alabama, with the support of eight other congressmen.The draft Bill seeks to amend the Electronic Fund Transfer Act to impose an additional fee of two per cent of the US dollar amount for remittance transfers to certain foreign countries including Jamaica.The ministry said in a release yesterday that the draft has been referred to several committees for consideration, including the committees (and sub-committees) on financial services; foreign affairs, the judiciary, as well as crime, terrorism, homeland security and investigations.Jamaica’s foreign minister, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith said: “It should be noted that this is the first step in the process of getting legislation through Congress. We are advised that so far, none of the abovementioned committees has taken any action on the draft.”She continued: “It is important to note that hundreds of draft Bills are introduced by Congressional representatives every year but many of them fail to make it through the extensive legislative process.”Nonetheless, the Government of Jamaica, through the Embassy of Jamaica in Washington, DC is actively monitoring the process and will begin to sensitise congressional leaders to the potential impact on Jamaica if the legislation were to be approved.”The minister explained that Jamaica is also prepared to work with Caribbean Community colleagues on a coordinated approach, and that outreach had already begun in this regard. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedUS-based Guyanese sending $$ back home may have to pay 2% tax …to help fund Trump’s border wallApril 27, 2017In “latest news”Prototypes of Trump’s border wall unveiled in CaliforniaOctober 27, 2017In “World”Guyana/Venezuela controversy top of the agenda at Commonwealth ConferenceNovember 27, 2015In “Politics” read more

KIF Kolding Kobenhavn new Danish champion

danish champinKIF Kolding KIF Kolding Kobenhavn are the new Danish champions! EHF CL TOP 16 team beat took revenge over Aalborg for the last year defeat in the final clashes! Hvidt and C.o won both matches…KIF Kolding København – Aalborg Håndbold: 19-17(12-11)KIF: Albert Rocas 5, Lukas Karlsson 5, Lasse Andersson 3, Stefan Hundstrup 3, Cyril Viudes 2, Torsten Laen 1,Aalborg: Håvard Tvedten 4, Jacob Bagersted 4, Johan Jakobsson 4, Mads Mensah Larsen 3, Niclas Barud 2KIF were better in the first match – 23:18… ← Previous Story CHALLENGE CUP FINAL DELAY: Metaloplastika players defending the city Next Story → Polish League became boring read more

Buy your way onto a space flight using Bitcoins

first_imgHopefully you haven’t spent all of your hard-mined Bitcoins on pizza just yet, because now you can put them toward becoming an astronaut. Startup I Dream of Space (IDoS) wants to put you on a commercial flight into space, but rather than just ask for a bunch of your money to send you there, the company is only asking everyone for a little bit of money and will choose a winner at random.Now, if that seems like an online lottery (which is illegal in certain countries), IDoS makes it very clear that it is nothing of the sort, and is a perfectly legal raffle instead. Rather than being a company that is holding an online lottery, IDoS is positioning itself as a simple vendor of posters who just happens to be raffling off a trip to space. Company founder Reuben Metcalf even made a video about it:For the current drawing round, IDoS is selling 25,000 posters — you can purchase more than one to hedge your chances. You can buy either a digital version of the poster for $10, which will be emailed to you, or a physical version of the poster for $15, which measures in at 18 x 24 inches, and happens to be sold out at the time of this writing.The money generated from the raffle is supposed to cover the price of one commercial space flight ticket, but if you have been paying attention to that particular sector of aeronautics, there hasn’t actually been a commercial flight to space yet. IDoS notes it doesn’t yet have an official partnership with a commercial space flight firm, but undisclosed companies have supposedly said that they would accept the raffle winner and provide them with a ticket once IDoS has enough money to secure a spot.Perhaps the best part about this raffle is that you can buy the poster using Bitcoins. If you happen to buy the winning ticket to space with the pseudo-currency, you’ll be able to say you are going to space thanks in part to Bitcoin.In order to make the drawing fair, IDoS will hash all of the participants’ emails, assign them a number from 1 to 25,000, then use to choose a number, all while live-streaming the drawing. Even if you win, that doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be ushered onto a fight to space anytime soon, as that is obviously entirely dependent on a company actually having a commercial flight to space.last_img read more