Marinerong Pilipino holds off Zark’s rally

first_imgHotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Joseph Terso (left) of Marinerong Pilipino and Jayvee Marcelino of Zark’s LPU chase after the loose ball. —AUGUST DELA CRUZBanking on its experience, Marinerong Pilipino stamped its class over the retooled Zark’s Burger-Lyceum with a tight 94-92 victory in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The Skippers built a 17-point lead, 56-39, with 7:57 remaining in the third quarter but needed misses from Mike Nzeusseu and CJ Perez in the final minute and free throws from Rian Ayonayon in the final 25.6 seconds to post a safe 89-85 lead.ADVERTISEMENT 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 LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ View comments BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH “They’re still feeling their way in the system, but the good thing is that they were able to deliver when called,” said Banal.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais Perpetual claims solo 3rd PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid Renzo Subido paced Marinerong Pilipino with 20 points, five assists, and three rebounds, while Ayonayon scattered 15 points, three boards, and two assists.Gab Banal also tallied a double-double of 14 points, 14 rebounds, six assists, and four steals—but committed 10 turnovers. Papot Paredes got 12 of his 14 points in the first half, where the Skippers established a comfortable lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingMarinerong Pilipino staged a 12-0 finishing kick in the first half to erect a 47-35 halftime lead on the way to that 17-point third-quarter edge.The Skippers’ depth was in full display in the game between the early favorites as coach Koy Banal had the luxury of fielding top rookie selections Alvin Pasaol and Abu Tratter late in the second half. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’last_img read more

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This is BlackBerry’s Venice Android slider smartphone

first_imgCanadian handset maker BlackBerry’s long-rumoured Android-based smartphone, codenamed ‘Venice’ is in the news again, for good this time. Taiwanese website, Tinhte seems to have gotten its hands on the alleged ‘slider’ phone and leaked a good amount of pictures of the said device, giving us a close look at what’s in store. The leaked images showcase the BlackBerry Venice from possibly every nook and corner. More importantly, these images confirm some of the earlier rumours about the device: that being a slider phone and that being an Android phone as well. BlackBerry’s foray into Android-based smartphones courtesy Venice is seen as the ailing company’s mission redemption of sorts.  The alleged Venice – as per the leaked images – is seen to carry a sliding Qwerty keyboard below the display. The alleged device is seen running stock Android (Lollipop) with the Google Play store and a BlackBerry made email client, among others. According to the images, the alleged Venice carries the SIM card and microSD card slots at the top while the speaker grille lies at the bottom edge. The right edge meanwhile houses the power and volume rocker keys. The rear panel boasting of a textured pattern is seen sporting an 18-megapixel camera with optical image stabilisation and dualLED flash. Rumoured specs of the BlackBerry Venice are: a 5.4-inch QHD display with a 1440×2560 pixels resolution, a 1.8GHz hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor with 3GB of RAM, 5-megapixel front camera and a 3,000mAh battery.last_img read more

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Australian Open: Dimitrov battles past Mackenzie McDonald to reach Round 3

first_imgGrigor Dimitrov suffered a massive scare in the second round of the Australian Open when it took him full five sets to go past qualifier Mackenzie McDonald on Wednesday.The third seed, who won the ATP Finals last year, held his nerve by the end and edged out 186-ranked McDonald 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 0-6, 8-6 to reach the third round at Melbourne Park.Dimitrov, who is leading the charge for the Gen Next along with Alexander Zverev, had to dig deep in his reserves to stay alive in the Grand Slam, where was a semi-finalist last year.WOW![3] @GrigorDimitrov through to the third round in five EPIC sets! #AusOpen pic.twitter.com/N8W0OVK3mH— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 17, 2018The Bulgarian Dimitrov imploded in the fourth set against the free-swinging American, whose shot-making and composure made a mockery of his humble ranking.Dimitrov had to wait and hope for McDonald to falter under the lights at Rod Laver Arena, and finally the American did with a double-fault that gave up match point.Dimitrov held on until McDonald slammed a forehand into the net, putting his opponent into a third round clash with Russian 30th seed Andrey Rublev who beat Marcos Baghdatis.”He (McDonald) deserves a lot of credit. He played an unbelievable game,” Dimitrov said.Confirmed for @GrigorDimitrov.The 186th ranked @mackiemacster giving our No.3 seed a real run for his money.#AusOpen pic.twitter.com/yimUIyJrAS— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 17, 2018″I had to fight so much and in the end I think my experience helped me. I’m so happy with the result and the fight.”advertisementIVO KARLOVIC BECOMES OLDEST MAN IN THIRD ROUND FOR 40 YEARSCroatia’s Ivo Karlovic became the oldest man to reach the third round of the Australian Open for 40 years when he edged Japan’s Yuichi Sugita in five sets in searing heat on Wednesday. Ivo Karlovic will be the oldest player to contest the third round since Ken Rosewall, aged 44, in 1978. (Photo: Reuters)Old warrior Karlovic, 39 next month, served down 53 aces as he came through 7-6(3), 6-7(3), 7-5, 4-6, 12-10 in four hours, 33 minutes — the longest match in the tournament so far.He will face Italian Andreas Seppi in round three when he will be the oldest player to contest that round since Ken Rosewall, aged 44, in 1978 when the draw was only 64.It is the second year running the giant from Zagreb has been involved in marathon match here, having banged down a Melbourne record 75 aces last year on his way to a first-round win against Argentina’s Horacio Zeballos, sneaking the fifth set 22-20.ALSO WATCH”I’m happy but also very tired,” the 2.11m Karlovic, who towered over Sugita, told reporters.”I was already feeling it at the beginning of the third set but I just focused on my serve.”Karlovic faced four break points in the second game of the deciding set but saved all four, one with a second-serve ace. He then struck decisively in the 21st game of the set when he moved forward to force a forehand error from his opponent.He completed victory a game later with a nerveless backhand volley and now sets his sights on another battle.Karlovic, a gentle giant off the court, said he still loved the combat and would keep playing as long as his serve keeps firing him to victories like Wednesday’s.”I still like it, that’s why I’m still here and doing it,” he said. “We’ll see how much longer I carry on.”Turning his thoughts to Seppi, he said he was prepared for another slog.”It’s going to be very tough because he returns unbelievably,” he said. “I will try to play my game and we will see. It’s going to be very hot and that will make my serve a little faster. But it will not be easy.”(Courtesy: Reuters)last_img read more

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Tolisso stars as Bayern beat PSG

first_imgBayern Munich 3 Paris Saint-Germain 1: Tolisso & Coman deny PSG perfect group record Nicholas McGee Last updated 1 year ago 05:51 12/6/17 CorentinTolisso-Cropped Bongarts Bayern Munich handed Paris Saint-Germain their first Champions League loss of the season, as Thiago Silva limped off injured. Paris Saint-Germain missed the chance to finish the Champions League group stage with a 100 per cent record as they suffered a 3-1 defeat at Bayern Munich.Bayern’s 3-0 defeat at the Parc des Princes in the reverse fixture in September marked the end of the Carlo Ancelotti era at the Allianz Arena and Die Roten fans may now see that painful evening as a blessing as PSG’s star-studded forward line was delivered a lesson in ruthlessness by Jupp Heynckes’ men.Kylian Mbappe and Neymar spurned chances for PSG while Edinson Cavani, save for a neat touch to set up Mbappe for the goal that cut Bayern’s lead to 2-1, struggled to make a lasting impression. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player By marked contrast Bayern needed little invitation to take full advantage of their attacking openings, Robert Lewandowski’s opener and a brace from former Lyon midfielder Corentin Tolisso doing the damage.For all PSG’s lavish spending, there was some irony in the fact Kingsley Coman, who they allowed to join Juventus in 2014, supplied the assist for the opener and the goal that put the game to bed.A disappointing evening for the Ligue 1 leaders was compounded by Thiago Silva being forced off through injury, but PSG can at least console themselves with top spot in Group B, second-placed Bayern unable to record the four-goal margin of victory needed to leapfrog them.3 – Corentin Tolisso has been involved in 3 of Bayern’s last 4 goals in the Champions League (2 goals, 1 assist). Precious. pic.twitter.com/jv0ZD1GHQF — OptaJean (@OptaJean) December 5, 2017 PSG needed only three minutes to test the reflexes of Sven Ulreich in the Bayern goal, Mbappe denied at the near post after a fine ball from Marco Verratti. But, against the run of play having sat deep for much of the early exchanges, Bayern took the lead five minutes later.James Rodriguez’s left-wing cross was headed forward by Coman and, though PSG stopped awaiting the offside flag, it was not forthcoming and Lewandowski – being played on by Dani Alves – swept into the bottom-right corner.Bayern grew in ambition as they pressed for a second goal but the direct running and pace of Mbappe and Neymar caused them problems, the latter forcing Ulreich to turn the ball behind after he was played in by the former Monaco teenager.And Bayern punished PSG for Neymar’s profligacy eight minutes before half-time as Tolisso rose to thump a James delivery into the bottom-left corner.PSG’s response was strong as Neymar provided more work for Ulreich with a low shot that he could only parry, but his save from Julian Draxler’s sweetly struck long-range effort was more comfortable.Ulreich could do little when PSG did pull one back through Mbappe’s fourth of the competition.10 – At 18 years & 11 months, Kylian Mbappe is now the youngest player to reach 10 goals in the Champions League (in only 15 games). Wonderkid. pic.twitter.com/iLzlqqT25G — OptaJean (@OptaJean) December 5, 2017 Unsurprisingly Verratti was the creative fulcrum, his lofted pass beautifully controlled by Cavani, who chipped up for Mbappe to nod beyond Ulreich.Unai Emery’s men ramped up the pressure in their bid to complete the comeback. Ulreich was unmoved as he denied Draxler after the Germany international exchanged passes with Neymar, but he soon had to fly to his left to keep out a rasping Mbappe half-volley. Cavani was furious not to be awarded a penalty after he was sent tumbling in the box by a David Alaba challenge and PSG’s indignation was soon furthered when Coman raced down the left and slipped the ball into the path of Tolisso to restore Bayern’s measure of command.More concern for Emery came when Silva limped off having earlier received treatment and was replaced by Presnel Kimpembe.Mbappe saw an effort deflected over and was brilliantly denied by Ulreich in stoppage time but PSG never really threatened what would have been a remarkable late revival.And, with this defeat coming on the heels of a stunning 2-1 loss to Strasbourg in Ligue 1, Emery will know there is plenty of work to be done if PSG are to achieve their lofty goal of European glory. read morelast_img read more

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Mata ‘still up for VAR’ despite disallowed goal

first_imgManchester United Mata ‘still up for VAR’ despite disallowed goal at Huddersfield Joe Wright 04:44 2/18/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Kevin Friend - cropped Getty Images Manchester United Romelu Lukaku Huddersfield Town v Manchester United Huddersfield Town FA Cup VAR was again the centre of attention as Manchester United beat Huddersfield Town, but the midfielder is still in favour of its use in football Manchester United’s Juan Mata insists VAR is still a positive for football despite the controversy surrounding his disallowed goal against Huddersfield Town.With the visitors leading 1-0 at John Smith’s Stadium in the closing seconds of the first half, Mata rounded goalkeeper Jonas Lossl before scoring, only for the goal to be ruled out for offside following a lengthy VAR review.A number of misleading graphics showing irregular grid lines were circulated on social media and by broadcasters, furthering the confusion around the decision, before a new image seemed to show he had indeed been offside by the length of his kneecap. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The incident is the latest debatable moment since VAR’s introduction into the FA Cup, which includes decisions in Chelsea’s fourth-round win over Norwich City and Liverpool’s defeat to West Brom.Mata admits he was confused by the call but says the use of video technology is for the benefit of the game.”I celebrated, but apparently VAR showed it was offside. I don’t know. It was very tight, right?” he said to BT Sport after United’s 2-0 victory.”The important thing was that it didn’t really matter because we won anyway. But it was the first time I met Mr VAR.”You know what? I’m up for it. I think it’s needed, specifically when there is a clear decision that can change the game, like a goal, offside, red card, but hopefully it will be quicker. “But I think it’s good for football to be more fair. I scored a goal, I celebrated and when I came to the dressing room they told me that even on the TV, it wasn’t very clear. If the VAR is not clear, what can you do?”No disallowing that one! 21 goals this season for @RomeluLukaku9… #MUFC pic.twitter.com/dvrBJB25Q6— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 17, 2018Mata had set up Romelu Lukaku’s opener three minutes in before the Belgium striker added a second 10 minutes into the second half to seal the win.The former Everton star was happy to reach 21 goals for the season before a difficult week, in which United visit Sevilla in the Champions League before hosting Chelsea next Sunday.”[It was] satisfying for me personally but for the team, as well,” he said. “We had a difficult game in the league here and we were well prepared and everyone was up for it from the start.”Asked about surpassing 20 goals, he replied: “Yeah, but I’ve been doing it for years now! I have to keep going. At the end of the day, I’m at Manchester United and the main goal is to win trophies.”This win is important for us and starts us off for a good week, hopefully.”last_img read more

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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: All you need to know

first_img Saurabh Kumar New DelhiMay 29, 2019UPDATED: May 29, 2019 19:20 IST The captains of all 10 teams pose with the World Cup Trophy. (ICC)HIGHLIGHTSThe 2019 World Cup will be played from May 30 to July 1410 teams from around the world will be fighting for the trophyEngland take on South Africa in the tournament openerThe ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will begin on May 30 with hosts England playing their opening match against South Africa at London. This will be a 6-week long festival of cricket featuring the top ten teams in world cricket. The format for the tournament will be a single group of 10 teams, with each team playing the other nine once.This means a total of 45 matches will be played in the league stage, with each team playing a total of nine matches. The top four teams from the group will progress to the knockout stage. The first semi-final will be played in Manchester on July 9. In this World Cup, there are Super Overs only in the semi-finals and final. In the past two World Cups, a Super Over was available only for the final.England are considered as the favourites to clinch the World Cup 2019 as they are No.1 ODI side in the ICC’s rankings. They have been unbeatable in a one-day series in more than two years, and are the hosts too. India are ranked No.2 and are considered strong contenders too. Team India will lock horns with South Africa on June 5 in their opening game.England and Wales have previously staged the World Cup in 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999. Australia are the most successful side, having won in 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2015. The West Indies won the first two editions in 1975 and 1979, while India won in 1983 and 2011. Other winners are Pakistan in 1992 and Sri Lanka in 1996.Prize money on offerThere is a lot of money to be made. The total prize money is $10 million. The winner receives $4 million and the runners-up earn $2 million. Tthe losing semi-finalists get $800,000 each at the end of the 46-day tournament being played across 11 venues.10 TEAMS:India | England | Pakistan | Australia | South Africa | Sri Lanka | New Zealand | West Indies | Bangladesh | Afghanistan.Here are the squads and fixtures of all teamsINDIAIndia Squad:Virat Kohli ©, Rohit Sharma (VC), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni (wicket keeper), Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Y. Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami.India Fixtures:SA vs IND on June 05, 15:00 PM (IST)IND vs AUS on June 09, 15:00 PM (IST)IND vs NZ on June 13, 15:00 PM (IST)IND vs PAK on June 16, 15:00 PM (IST)IND vs AFG on June 22, 15:00 PM (IST)WI vs IND on June 27, 15:00 PM (IST)ENG vs IND on June 30, 15:00 PM (IST)BAN vs IND on July 02, 15:00 PM (IST)SL vs IND on July 06, 15:00 PM (IST)ENGLANDEngland Squad:Eoin Morgan ©, Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow (wicket keeper), Jos Buttler (wicket keeper), Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, James Vince, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.England Fixtures:ENG vs SA on May 30, 15:00 PM (IST)ENG vs PAK on June 3, 15:00 PM (IST)ENG vs BAN on June 8, 15:00 PM (IST)ENG vs WI on June 14, 15:00 PM (IST)AFG vs ENG on June 18, 15:00 PM (IST)ENG vs SL on June 21, 15:00 PM (IST)ENG vs AUS on June 25, 15:00 PM (IST)ENG vs IND on June 30, 15:00 PM (IST)ENG vs NZ on July 3, 15:00 PM (IST)PAKISTANPakistan Squad:Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed (C & wicket keeper), Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Haris Sohail, Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad HasnainadvertisementPakistan Fixtures:PAK vs WI on May 31, 15:00 PM (IST)ENG vs PAK on June 3, 15:00 PM (IST)PAK vs SL on June 7, 15:00 PM (IST)AUS vs PAK on June 12, 15:00 PM (IST)IND vs PAK on June 16, 15:00 PM (IST)PAK vs SA on June 23, 15:00 PM (IST)NZ vs PAK on June 26, 15:00 PM (IST)AFG vs PAK on June 29, 15:00 PM (IST)BAN vs PAK on July 5, 18:00 PM (IST)AUSTRALIAAustralia Squad:Aaron Finch ©, David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Shaun Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wicket keeper), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jason Behrendorff, Kane Richardson, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Pat CumminsAustralia Fixtures:AFG vs AUS on June 1, 15:00 PM (IST)AUS vs WI on June 6, 15:00 PM (IST)IND vs AUS on June 09, 15:00 PM (IST)AUS vs PAK on June 12, 15:00 PM (IST)AUS vs SL on June 15, 15:00 PM (IST)AUS vs BAN on June 20, 15:00 PM (IST)ENG vs AUS on June 25, 15:00 PM (IST)AUS vs NZ on June 29, 18:00 PM (IST)AUS vs SA on July 6, 18:00 PM (IST)SOUTH AFRICASouth Africa Squad:Faf du Plessis ©, Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wicket keeper), JP Duminy, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Chris Morris, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn, Imran Tahir, Rassie van der Dussen.South Africa Fixtures:advertisementENG vs SA on May 30, 15:00 PM (IST)SA vs BAN on June 2, 15:00 PM (IST)SA vs IND on June 05, 15:00 PM (IST)SA vs WI on June 10, 15:00 PM (IST)SA vs AFG on June 15, 18:00 PM (IST)NZ vs SA on June 19, 15:00 PM (IST)PAK vs SA on June 23, 15:00 PM (IST)SL vs SA on June 28, 15:00 PM (IST)AUS vs SA on July 6, 18:00 PM (IST)SRI LANKASri Lanka Squad:Dimuth Karunaratne ©, Angelo Mathews, Lasith Malinga, Kusal Perera, Lahiru Thirimanne, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Jefferey Vandersay, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Jeewan Mendis and Milinda Siriwardana.Sri Lanka Fixtures:NZ vs SL on June 1, 15:00 PM (IST)AFG vs SL on June 5, 15:00 PM (IST)PAK vs SL on June 7, 15:00 PM (IST)BAN vs SL on June 11, 15:00 PM (IST)AUS vs SL on June 15, 15:00 PM (IST)ENG vs SL on June 21, 15:00 PM (IST)SL vs SA on June 28, 15:00 PM (IST)SL vs WI on July 1, 15:00 PM (IST)SL vs IND on July 6, 15:00 PM (IST)NEW ZEALANDNew Zealand Squad:Kane Williamson ©, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wicket keeper), Tom Blundell (wicket keeper), Mitchell Santner, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Colin Munro, Ish Sodhi, Henry Nicholls, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Jimmy Neesham.New Zealand Fixtures:NZ vs SL on June 1, 18:00 PM (IST)BAN vs NZ on June 5, 15:00 PM (IST)AFG vs NZ on June 8, 18:00 PM (IST)IND vs NZ on June 13, 15:00 PM (IST)NZ vs SA on June 19, 15:00 PM (IST)WI vs NZ on June 22, 18:00 PM (IST)NZ vs PAK on June 26, 15:00 PM (IST)AUS vs NZ on June 29, 18:00 PM (IST)ENG vs NZ on July 3, 15:00 PM (IST)WEST INDIESWest Indies Squad:Jason Holder ©, Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Sheldon Cottrell, Shannon Gabriel, Kemar Roach, Nicholas Pooran (wicket keeper), Ashley Nurse, Fabian Allen, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope (wicket keeper), Oshane Thomas, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Evin Lewis.West Indies Fixtures:PAK vs WI on May 31, 15:00 PM (IST)AUS vs WI on June 6, 15:00 PM (IST)SA vs WI on June 10, 15:00 PM (IST)ENG vs WI on June 14, 15:00 PM (IST)WI vs BAN on June 17, 15:00 PM (IST)WI vs NZ on June 22, 18:00 PM (IST)WI vs IND on June 27, 15:00 PM (IST)SL vs WI on July 1, 15:00 PM (IST)AFG vs WI on July 4, 15:00 PM (IST)BANGLADESHBangladesh Squad:Mashrafe Mortaza ©, Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim (wicket keeper), Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan (vc), Mohammad Mithun, Sabbir Rahaman, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Jayed.Bangladesh Fixtures:SA vs BAN on June 2, 15:00 PM (IST)BAN vs NZ on June 5, 15:00 PM (IST)ENG vs BAN on June 8, 15:00 PM (IST)BAN vs SL on June 11, 15:00 PM (IST)WI vs BAN on June 17, 15:00 PM (IST)AUS vs BAN on June 20, 15:00 PM (IST)BAN vs AFG on June 24, 15:00 PM (IST)BAN vs IND on July 02, 15:00 PM (IST)BAN vs PAK on July 5, 18:00 PM (IST)AFGHANISTANAfghanistan Squad:Gulbadin Naib ©, Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Noor Ali Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.advertisementAfghanistan Fixtures:AFG vs AUS on June 1, 15:00 PM (IST)AFG vs SL on June 5, 15:00 PM (IST)AFG vs NZ on June 8, 18:00 PM (IST)SA vs AFG on June 15, 18:00 PM (IST)ENG vs AFG on June 18, 15:00 PM (IST)IND vs AFG on June 22, 15:00 PM (IST)BAN vs AFG on June 24, 15:00 PM (IST)AFG vs PAK on June 29, 15:00 PM (IST)AFG vs WI on July 4, 15:00 PM (IST)Also Read | Virat Kohli has amazingly matured as captain: Kapil DevAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Hosts England take on Steyn-less South AfricaAlso Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. 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 Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow IndiaFollow EnglandFollow AustraliaFollow Pakistan ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: All you need to knowIndia won the 2011 World Cup as host and became the first team to win in a final played in their own country. Australia repeated the feat in 2015 and are current defending champions.advertisementlast_img read more

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SingleSprout Builds Teams for NYC’s Tech Boom

first_imgHas it been seeing a steady growth with each passing year? Do you see many people moving to NYC from other cities for tech jobs?DS: The growth has been exponential. When I started recruiting in 2010, engineers would receive an average of 1-2 offers before making a decision. Now it’s in the 3-5 offer range and growing. I’ve seen software engineers from the West Coast move back east for tech jobs. These are people who went to top engineering programs here but moved west several years ago because that’s where all the best jobs were. Now they’re coming back to their families and roots because of the great opportunities here.You work on building a lot of startups. What are some of the main differences you’ve seen with a small business that’s maybe a year old compared to more established companies that have been around for five years or more?DS: From a hiring standpoint, it’s much easier to recruit when your company has brand recognition and PR. The struggle with many early stage companies is no one’s heard of them, and they have very little to zero market credibility. They have the hardest time recruiting because they’re competing against companies like Google and Facebook. Every startup should have a strategy to proactively reach out to engineers, otherwise the chances talent will find the startup is slim to none.NF: On the flip side, there’s something very exciting about startups that are flying under the radar and are less known. Big established brands generally offer less impact and less challenge while early stage startups offer the ability to learn and grow in a fast-paced environment, which many people find more attractive. Your career advances much faster when given the opportunities and responsibilities that come along with building a young business.Do you ever have individuals who come to you looking for placement or are you mostly approached by companies who need designers and tech talent?DS: The majority of people who approach us are founders/CTOs/CEOs within companies that need help growing teams. We get multiple requests a week and have to be selective with who we choose to work with. Not every startup is going to make it, nor do we believe in every one, so we have to decide where we should be spending our efforts. In this market, it’s more difficult to engage the talent, so we have a team of recruiters proactively reaching out to the best, who are usually happily employed.NF: Thankfully, with our relationship-oriented business model, we’ve built a strong and loyal following. We take time getting to know the people and businesses we work with, and this cultivates trust. It’s lead to quite a few talented engineers knocking on our door and asking for guidance. But to no surprise, every company needs engineers, and the demand for talented ones is greater than the supply.SingleSprout is a company that wants to give back, and you’ve recently been working with companies in the healthcare industry. Could you tell us more about some of the projects you’re focusing on and how they’re helping the local community?NF: We care a lot about startups that embrace social good. They are 100 percent a priority because we believe it’s important to give back. We’ve partnered with multiple startups that are driving the future of technology in healthcare. They are among the best health-tech startups in NYC, and we’re fortunate to be partnered with them. We’re also working with ScriptEd, an organization that helps underprivileged children learn to code and connect with professionals. We’re very excited about that too.What’s the greatest lesson(s) you’ve learned in SingleSprout’s first year? How are you going to use that knowledge to grow and develop the business in year two?NF: David speaks about his father, about his fight and the inspiration he was to us both. I want to point out that David himself was dealing with a roller coaster situation, both at home and with the twists and turns of a startup in its first year. Never did he make excuses. Never did he back down because things were too challenging. In fact, it was the opposite. In the last year, he has put such a positive foot forward and acted fearlessly. He’s garnered respect as one of the best in the industry. Challenges and opportunities will arrive. Approach them fearlessly and don’t make excuses – that’s our mentality on making SingleSprout grow and thrive.DS: My father couldn’t have made it as far as he did without the support of my family and me. Equally, SingleSprout would not be what it is today without the support and leadership of Natan during our first year. I was traveling once a month to San Diego during our first year while Natan kept growing the business here. It was an excellent showing of trust and teamwork. Looking forward to year two, we’re embracing that same philosophy. Now it’s not only about Natan and David, but the other six people we employ. The way to successfully scale a business is invest ample time in people you believe in so they can replicate your efforts. Year two is all about that and creating an environment where we can rely on each other to build the best tech relationship brand in NYC.“SingleSprout is helping to build world-class teams for the next generation of New York companies,” Raider said. “Our relationship with them has been incredibly impactful for us, and we hope this is just the beginning.”To learn more about SingleSprout, visit them at singlesprout.com.Sources: The Wall Street Journal A Peek Inside the Joseph Abboud Factory: Italian Fabric, Made in America The Nomadic Beer Maestros of Evil Twin Brewing Find a Permanent Home in Queens Is Classic French Technique Still Relevant In Today’s Culinary World? According to a recent article from The Wall Street Journal, tech jobs have led New York City’s employment recovery since the Great Recession. And it’s not only with technology companies like Google (who more than doubled their New York employees since 2009) but also within the city’s most prevalent industries that are looking for more tech talent with each passing day. Because this growth shows no signs of slowing, both established companies and startups alike need quality people to join their teams at increasingly fast rates. That’s where SingleSprout comes in.Founded a year ago by David Saad and Natan Fisher, SingleSprout helps build tech teams by hiring top-notch CTOs, engineers, mobile developers, designers, data scientists and project managers in high impact roles. But it’s the time they take to get to know each client’s culture and needs that sets them apart from any ordinary recruiting firm.“Engineering candidates in New York are in demand and receive cold emails from recruiters daily,” Ilia Papas, Blue Apron Founder and CTO, said. “SingleSprout focuses on building an authentic relationship with candidates and makes sure to prioritize quality over quantity.”And SingleSprout won’t work with just anyone. They need to believe in the company and its values so they can truly help construct a team that works. “They’ve helped us build an amazing engineering team by deeply understanding our company goals, culture and standards,” Jeff Raider, Harry’s co-founder, said. “They help grow the NYC tech community in a meaningful way by matching really talented people with great companies that enable both sides to achieve their full potential.”I sat down with David and Natan to learn how the idea for SingleSprout came about, the hurdles they had to face in their first year and how they’re cultivating relationships with companies to build the best tech teams in NYC.How did the idea for SingleSprout come about? Have you always wanted to work together?Natan Fisher: We’ve known each other for almost 20 years, dating back to the elementary school playground. We grew up in an affluent community, surrounded by people who always had more, so that fueled us to find success by our own means. We envisioned starting a business together since our early teenage years. With David’s excellent track record in NYC tech recruiting, my sales background and our personable dispositions, we saw a real opportunity for SingleSprout. There’s a lot of drive behind the business because we started it from nothing.David Saad: Before starting SingleSprout, my father Mauricio was hit by a car and suffered a traumatic brain injury, leaving him paralyzed from the chest down. The doctors said he wouldn’t wake up from his coma, and if he did, he would live for one month. My father opened his eyes one month later, and he fought to recover every day following. Seeing him persist, in spite of his handicapped state, along with my mom’s unconditional determination was extremely motivating and humbling to me – a huge reason why SingleSprout is where it is today. After witnessing that, starting a business and getting it off the ground was nothing to fear. Mauricio’s philosophy was to never give up, up until the very end, and we embrace that every day.NF: During that time, when David was back and forth to California every month, I held down the fort here while he was on the phone, working as much as he could while supporting his family. It really proved how much valuing relationships matters, both personally and for the business. We truly care about our clients in this same way, and they recognize the difference. We become an extension of their companies.It seems the tech world in NYC is just starting to grow and develop compared to other places in the United States. Why do you think the industry got a slower start in a city as large and diverse as New York?DS: The Bay Area is naturally more developed because technology began playing a key role more than 14 years ago. There are many industries specific to NYC such as advertising, fashion, finance, real estate, etc. So now we’re seeing a lot of tech companies pop up that are focused on innovating those businesses, and it’s only continuing to grow.NF: NYC may have been a later player to the game, but I would say it’s the number two tech city in the country at this time. You look at companies like Google, Spotify and Twitter – they all have offices in NYC for a reason. Founders of startups reach out daily to help with building tech teams. It’s booming here.center_img Editors’ Recommendations Looking Back at 70 Years of Nalgene, the Most Iconic Water Bottle On the Road with Mikah Meyer, the First Person to Visit Every National Park Site in One Triplast_img read more

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The Landmark Project Celebrates America’s Iconic Outdoors

first_img 12 Reasons South Dakota Deserves Your Attention 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know Editors’ Recommendations The American outdoors are an extremely special place.Be it one of the hundreds of National Parks strewn about the country or any of the countless hiking and camping spots located in every state, one of life’s greatest pleasures is taking advantage of these priceless locales. To truly celebrate what makes the outdoors so extraordinary, a Greenville, South Carolina-based company named The Landmark Project employed the help of experienced printers and designers to produce a line of apparel centered squarely on the kinds of destinations which beg to be explored.Think beautifully artistic renditions of the Rocky Mountains or Crater Lake National Park, slapped on to a 50/50 tee that’s as soft and comfortable as any shirt you’ve worn. The Landmark Project doesn’t stop there, however. With styles that highlight parks in the Pacific Northwest — like central Oregon’s Smith Rock or the Pacific Crest Trail — the brand also features gems in America’s southeast like Dupont Forest and Lookout Mountain. There’s even an entire line dedicated to the company’s own slogans and branding.“We build our brand on stories, collections of our favorite times in the wilderness. But we also love the memories of people who share these outdoor spaces,” reads the company’s website. “The Landmark Project is a relatable brand, bringing back the nostalgia of adventure and preserving the special community we enjoy outside.”Created not just to highlight America’s iconic destinations, The Landmark Project also desired to create a stylish line of clothing. To do this, the brand set out to impart a modern take on what’s made decades-old travel design so historic. By first picking a series of significant parks and landscapes, The Landmark Project then overlays classic sketches which expertly capture the scene’s originality. As seen in the Glacier National Park example posted above, the finished product is an utter knockout.Though what’s perhaps its crowning achievement is how, with every purchase, the brand gives back by sponsoring underprivileged youth. To do this, The Landmark Project organizes and operates a series of camping trips, climbing outings, or rafting adventures designed to teach this same youth about the great outdoors. Aside from granting them the opportunity to experience something entirely new, the programs also hope to teach these kids about the virtue of implementing their greatest desires and aspirations into their trade.With a fantastic product backed by a remarkably generous approach to giving back, The Landmark Project isn’t just a company making fashionable shirts featuring your favorite National Parks. It’s a brand that’s set out to bring opportunity and experience to everyone, and that’s as wildly inspirational as its collection’s source material. Zach Klein Is the Reason We’re All Obsessed with Cabin Porn The Best Graphic Tee Companies to Liven Up Your Wardrobe On the Road with Mikah Meyer, the First Person to Visit Every National Park Site in One Trip last_img read more

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Young People in Spanish Town to Benefit From ICT and Entrepreneurial Training

first_imgApproximately 120 young people from several Spanish Town communities will this year benefit from a programme designed to provide training in software and applications (apps) development and entrepreneurial skills.The project, dubbed: ‘Spanish Town Software Techies Programme’, was officially launched on Thursday (July 11) by Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Minister, Hon. Phillip Paulwell.Speaking at the function held at the newly-renovated computer room at the offices of the Spanish Town Citizens Against Gun Violence Coalition (STCAGV) in the Old Capital, Minister Paulwell gave his full endorsement to the initiative.“I am sure that the programmes you will be doing here will enable both the young and the elderly to participate and to become a part of the information age,” he stated.He noted that in support of the programme, the Government has donated a sum of $2 million from the Universal Service Fund (USF) to refurbish and outfit the STCAGV computer room, to facilitate the training.The room is equipped with 10 new computers, a server, a printer, workstations and an inverter air conditioning unit.Convener of the STCAGV, Rosemarie Green, expressed gratitude to the Government for the assistance, noting that it will go a far way in improving the lives of the residents.She informed that the Spanish Town Software Techies Programme is a pilot programme designed to provide skills training and social intervention for at-risk youth in the greater Spanish Town area.Designed as a public/private partnership, participants in the programme will learn programming and apps development skills, and be mentored in Information Communication Technology (ICT) entrepreneurship.Ms. Green told JIS News that the programme will be carried out in tranches and is expected to benefit some 120 young people annually.“I wanted very much for the young people to be trained in something that would elevate them… and so I felt that if they developed apps that can be sold worldwide, it would be a good thing not only for them, (but also for the country),” she said.The group will be testing a new business model where income from the apps and software developed at the centre will be split between the participants and the centre, to offset operating expenses. Also, if there is a profit, a small contribution will be remitted to the Government in recognition of its investment.“They will do the apps, sell them, and they will get 50 per cent of the profits. We would get 40 per cent to support our organisation and 10 per cent will go back to the Government of Jamaica in gratitude for what they have done for us,” Ms. Green explained.Programme participant, Jodi-Ann Chuck, said she is excited to be part of the initiative and expects that it will help her develop computer and entrepreneurial skills.“This is a very good start for me and many other young people in the Spanish Town area,” said the Heartlands community resident. “The world is now technology-driven and everybody wants to learn how to use technology to improve their lives and I’m sure this programme will help us to achieve that and more.”Beneficiary communities include Tawes Pen, De La Vega City, Ellerslie Pen, Crescent District, Heartlands, Windsor Road, Rivoli, Thompson Pen and other violence-prone areas.The aim of the STCAGV is to provide opportunities for skills training and employment for residents, offering an alternative to crime and violence.CONTACT: ATHALIAH REYNOLDS-BAKERlast_img read more

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Blue Water Takes Part in Large FPSO Projects

first_imgzoom For many years, Blue Water has provided logistics solutions for the oil & gas industry including solutions for the construction of special FPSO vessels (Floating, Storage, Production and Off-loading). Recently, Blue Water was chosen as a business partner for two comprehensive projects.SBM Offshore – a world-leading company within the construction of FPSOs – is working on the two largest contracts in the history of the company. The contracts holds a total value of approx. 3,5 bn. dollars. SBM Offshore has chosen Blue Water as logistics provider for these two large projects and the two companies have previously collaborated on several projects.“It is always fantastic to secure a project from a client, but when it is a repeat project it is even better, as it indicates that you have performed well on the previous projects – and that we are doing something right,” states Thomas Bek, Global Manager Oil & Gas, Blue Water.The projects involves Blue Water’s offices in Shanghai, Singapore, Rio de Janeiro, Esbjerg, Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Marseilles. The scope includes transport by road, air and sea to the Far East and Brazil. It is Blue Water’s responsibility to ensure the transport of equipment and spare parts from all over the world to the shipyard in the Far East where part of the construction takes place. From the Far East, the FPSO will be sailed to Brazil for the finishing works and Blue Water Shipping will also handle delivery of components for the final part of the construction.“One of the challenges is to foresee and be ready for the various peak seasons that will come during the lifetime of the project. It requires a very flexible workforce and a great amount of flexibility within the company. Luckily this is one of the strengths within Blue Water, and we feel well equipped to handle these large projects while still being humble in regards to the number of shipments, volume and the expectations from the client,” says Thomas Bek.Blue Water Shipping, October 11, 2013last_img read more

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Success of soccer star Alphonso Davies shines spotlight on Free Footie program

first_imgEDMONTON — Hundreds of boys and girls run into the field house at a recreation centre where 10 small soccer pitches are set up for an end-of-season tournament.They drop their backpacks, take off their winter jackets and start to play.Parents — some in sports jerseys and others in hijabs — gather on the sidelines to cheer for their kids.“This was where they get introduced to the game,” says Anmer Assaf as he watches his eight-year old daughter Nawal. “It’s an amazing rung on the ladder.”The indoor tournament is part of Free Footie, an after-school soccer league in Edmonton for inner-city kids in Grades 3, 4, 5 and 6 who can’t afford registration fees and equipment, or who can’t get transportation to games.A spotlight was put on the league after alumnus Alphonso Davies was signed last summer in a record-breaking US$22-million deal that sent him to German Bundesliga giant Bayern Munich from the Vancouver Whitecaps of Major League Soccer.Davies, who turned 18 in November, played in Free Footie as an elementary school student after his parents moved to Edmonton as refugees.He is to start playing with Bayern Munich on Jan. 4 and has signed with the team through 2023.Free Footie founder Tim Adams said Davies’ success has been a shining moment for the program that started with four teams more than a decade ago.“We received a lot of publicity all around the world,” Adams said in an interview. “We’ve been getting emails and messages weekly from different cities across the country and even around the globe asking, ‘When are you expanding to our city?’“The main focus has been so far just locking down the future of Edmonton and then using Edmonton to hopefully expand as the blueprint elsewhere.”With that in mind, Free Footie has added free hockey — a program that saw hundreds of children bused to play street hockey in a public square in the middle of downtown Edmonton during an eight-week period.“Hockey is such a Canadian game and so many of our kids are coming here as newcomers,” Adams said. “We wanted to give them that first opportunity to play hockey.”He said hockey is becoming a privileged sport and the idea was to add some diversity and inclusion into the game.“It doesn’t have to be so complex,” he said. “It can be as simple as giving kids some sticks and a ball and busing them into Churchill Square and watching them have an amazing time.”The children also had an opportunity to meet Andrew Ference, a former captain of the NHL Edmonton Oilers.“Suddenly they’re all talking about the Oilers game last night,” said Adams, who noted the kids felt an immediate sense of inclusion after meeting a professional player.Free Footie plans to add free basketball in January and start the next season of the soccer program, which has grown in the past decade to include 4,000 children playing on 250 teams.Adams said he wants to take the program to other cities across the country in the coming years.“Our real hope is to try to expand in 2020 — first in Alberta and then see where we go from that,” he said. “We’d really like to be in Calgary, Red Deer, Lethbridge.“Going beyond that, it’s just where the support lends itself.”Colette Derworiz, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Free walrus meat in Iqaluit but bring your own bag

first_imgSteve Mongeau APTN National NewsSharing food is part of Inuit culture.This week in Iqaluit, a group of hunters brought back some fresh walrus and gave it out for free.last_img

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Initial medical exam of accused in 3yrold girls rape shows that he

first_imgSrinagar: Preliminary medical examination of a youth accused of raping a three-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora district has shown that he is not a juvenile, police said Monday.”We are treating the accused as a major and not as a juvenile,” a senior police official said. He said the preliminary medical examination of the accused, who has been arrested by the police, suggests that he is an adult. “The doctors have given an opinion that he is around 20-years-old,” the official said. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange frameworkHe said the police have also detained the principal of a school, who issued a birth certificate for the accused showing his date of birth as 23 July 2009. “The principal is under the custody and is being questioned,” the official said. He said the police are investigating the case and will take it to the logical conclusion. Meanwhile, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan has said the inquiry into the incident is being conducted on a fast-track basis and will be concluded very soon. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygenKhan said justice will be done in the case and the culprit will be given severe punishment as per law. He appealed to the people to maintain peace, brotherhood and law and order. Normal life was affected in the city due to a strike called by a religious-cum-separatist organisation against the alleged rape of a three-year-old girl in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir. Most schools, shops and other business establishments in the city remained shut due to the strike, officials said. They said public transport was also affected by the strike. However, government offices and banks remained open, the officials said. ‘Itehadul Muslimeen’ a religious organisation which is also a constituent of the moderate faction of the Hurriyat Conference – Sunday called for a complete shutdown across the Kashmir Valley on Monday against the alleged rape of the girl at Sumbal in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district. In a statement, ‘Itehadul Muslimeen’ president Moulana Masroor Abbas Ansari termed the rape as a blot on the face of humanity.last_img read more

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Enbridge to proceed with 62B pipeline to ship light oil

CALGARY — Enbridge Inc. and its U.S. affiliate are spending $6.2-billion on a series of projects to bring growing volumes of Alberta and North Dakota light oil to market.The Calgary-based company says it has enough shipper support to go ahead with its light oil market access program, which will see an additional 400,000 barrels per day of light oil flow to refineries in Ontario, Quebec and the U.S. Midwest.“These market access initiatives reflect changing North American supply and demand fundamentals and will create significant value for our customers,” CEO Al Monaco said in a release Thursday.Refineries in the eastern part of the continent currently rely on imported crude, which is more expensive than the domestic oil that Enbridge aims to send their way.A supply glut of inland crude has been dampening producers’ profits, so those companies have been eager to find more lucrative markets for their oil.Part of the plan includes building a 265-kilometre pipeline between Flanagan, Ill., south to Patoka, Ill., a launching point to connect to Midwest refining markets where there’s high demand for light oil, such as Ohio.Initial capacity on that line, which will cost $800 million to build, will be 300,000 barrels per day and Marathon Petroleum has signed up as an anchor shipper.The program also includes a $2.5-billion expansion to a pipeline system in North Dakota, the heart of the booming Bakken shale formation. The system will be expanded by 225,000 barrels to a total of 580,000 barrels per day. A new 965-kilometre line will be built from Beaver Lodge, N.D. to Superior, Wisc.Production in the Bakken has grown from 200,000 barrels per day to 700,000 barrels per day in the last five years. That rate could expand to 1.2 million barrels if there were enough pipelines out of there, Enbridge said.Another 100,000 barrels per day are expected to flow from Alberta light oil pools such as the Cardium and Viking, which have experienced a renaissance of sorts thanks to advances in drilling technology.Enbridge is also expanding its U.S. mainline system between Superior, Wisc. and Chicago and boosting Canadian mainline terminal capacity. It’s also scaling up projects to ship more crude to Ontario and Quebec, partly by reversing the flow of its Line 9 pipeline between southern Ontario and Montreal.The projects are expected to come in service between 2014 and 2016.Enbridge’s U.S. affiliate, Enbridge Energy Partners will contribute $3.4-billion to the program.Also Thursday, Enbridge boosted its quarterly dividend by 12% to 31.5 cents per share. It also said it aims to earn between $1.74 and $1.90 per share in 2013. read more

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Cold weather in US steady China growth lift crude oil to US102

Cold weather in US, steady China growth lift crude oil to US$102 a barrel AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email A man waits at a bus stop on Randall Road near Batavia, Ill., Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. The National Weather Service on Monday forecast up to 8 inches of snow for areas of northern Illinois and 5 inches in central Illinois. (AP Photo/Daily Herald, John Starks) by The Associated Press Posted Feb 18, 2014 2:37 pm MDT The price of oil closed above US$102 a barrel Tuesday on expectations that cold weather in the United States and steady Chinese growth will underpin demand.Benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude for March delivery closed up $2.13 at US$102.43 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.Severe cold weather has been boosting energy prices, with a prolonged wave of snow and cold temperatures hitting the East Coast most of the winter.“Another snowstorm in the U.S. is likely to keep heating demand at a high level and spark a further decline in the already severely diminished stocks of heating oil and natural gas,” said analysts at Commerzbank in Frankfurt in a note to clients.Optimism that China’s economy is still healthy after credit growth increased in January also helped lift energy prices.Meanwhile, a new round of talks began Tuesday between Iran and six world powers on finalizing a deal to control Iran’s nuclear program. The outcome could have an effect on oil prices as Iran is a major oil producer and reduction of sanctions would allow the country to export more of its crude.A weaker dollar also supported oil prices by making commodities like oil cheaper for traders using other currencies. On Tuesday, the euro was up 0.3 per cent at US$1.3747.Brent crude, a benchmark for international oils, rose $1.28 to US$110.46 barrel on the ICE Futures exchange in London.Among other March futures contracts trading on Nymex, wholesale gasoline rose three cents to US$3 a U.S. gallon (3.79 litres), heating oil added three cents to US$3.04 a gallon and natural gas gained 34 cents to US$5.55 per 1,000 cubic feet.(TSX:ECA), (TSX:IMO), (TSX:SU), (TSX:HSE), (NYSE:BP), (NYSE:COP), (NYSE:XOM), (NYSE:CVX), (TSX:CNQ), (TSX:TLM), (TSX:COS), (TSX:CVE) read more

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Crippled Guyanese man murdered in Brooklyn apartment

A crippled Guyanese man residing in New York was found on Tuesday stabbed to death in his Brooklyn apartment.Otis James, 48, was discovered unconscious and bleeding, with stab wounds to his head, face, chest and torso, inside his home on Central Avenue near Cornelia Street in Bushwick, New York at 16:30hrs Tuesday.Police are seen outside the Bushwick home of Otis James on Tuesday (Ken Murray/New York Daily News photo)James worked as a city bus driver from 2005 to May 2017, when he retired on disability. He was crippled as a result of a gunshot injury he sustained at Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara two years ago.In this incident, he had been shot to the left side of his chest at point-blank range on May 18, 2016 outside a friend’s home after he had closed the gate to board a car that he had expected to pick him up.As it pertains to the fatal stabbing, international news outlets reported that the man’s apartment may have been ransacked.Police sources told the media that a knife was recovered at the scene of the gruesome murder.James leaves to mourn a wife and two children. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGuyanese teen shot dead inside NY apartment told cops who her shooter was with her final breathJune 2, 2016In “Crime”Wife charged for stabbing Guyanese husband to death in U.S.October 10, 2016In “Crime”Body of Guyanese man murdered in T&T flown homeMay 6, 2016In “latest news” read more

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Australian interest in Ireland

first_imgAustralian nickel producer Mincor Resources is broadening its geographical growth after consolidating control of a highly sought-after lead-zinc exploration land package near Tipperary in the Republic of Ireland, in the heart of a very active base metal exploration and production provinces.Mincor says that its Tipperary Joint Venture, established late last year with private company Fractore, has been awarded three new Prospecting Licences (PLs) following a competitive tender process. All three were ‘Competition Areas’ and were keenly contested by a number of other mining companies.The new PLs adjoin a substantial package of ground already held by the JV, expanding the combined holdings to form a contiguous area of some 309 km2 and covering up to 30 km of the strike of the highly prospective Rathdowney Trend – a major structural lineament thought to control the location of the large producing zinc-lead mines of Lisheen and Galmoy some 40 km to the northeast.This district is currently a focal point of exploration activity for zinc and lead, with major companies including Anglo American, Teck Cominco, Boliden and Xstrata, together with numerous smaller companies, competing for access to high-quality ground. Over the past 40 years a series of major zinc-lead discoveries, such as the giant Navan deposit (>90Mt), have added to the profile of the region, with Ireland now the largest zinc producer in Europe.Mincor commenced exploration in Ireland in December 2006, with initial work west of Tipperary on PL 3782. Following detailed geophysical and stratigraphic studies, Mincor drilled a stratigraphic hole that confirmed the location and depth of the prospective Walsortian stratigraphy.The JV subsequently applied for and was granted a further seven tenements. The additional three tenements that have just been granted now complete an extensive and highly prospective land package within this major zinc-lead province.Apart from their location along the Rathdowney Trend, the three new PLs contain three widely-spaced drill-holes completed by previous explorers that intersected zinc-lead mineralisation, with reported intercepts including 2 m @ 2.11% Zn, 3 m @ 1.56% Zn and 1 m @ 3.23% Zn. Significantly, the mineralisation in at least one of these intercepts (drill hole 00-468-5) is associated with the development of black matrix breccia, which is considered to be a prime indicator of the near-ore environment in Irish-style zinc-lead deposits. “We are delighted to have consolidated control of a substantial zinc-lead exploration opportunity through the award of these additional PLs,” commented Mincor’s Managing Director, David Moore. “This completes the accumulation of a compelling package of ground in one of the world’s great zinc-lead provinces. The new PLs contain two of the most important ore indicators – black matrix breccias and actual lead-zinc mineralisation. We have committed to an aggressive exploration program in the area, and hope to be drilling again very shortly.”last_img read more

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5inch LG Optimus Vu and LG Miracle leaked

first_imgMobile World Congress 2012 is just around the corner, and while you won’t see the Samsung Galaxy S3 make an appearance there you will see plenty of other new hardware on display. Hardware like the LG Optimus Vu and LG Miracle, both of which have made an early appearance on the web ahead of the Barcelona expo.The 5-inch Optimus Vu made its way to Youtube, where a teaser video provides a glimpse into the phone’s looks and acknowledges its untraditional 4:3 aspect ratio. As far as the rest of the specs go, rumored hardware includes a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, and 8MP rear-facing and an unspecified front-facing camera. It’s also running Android 2.3 instead of ICS.While the 4:3 display and its 1024×768 resolution stand out amongst a sea of 16:9 competitors, it remains to be seen whether that’s a good or bad thing. 4:3 displays are widely regarded as being superior for e-Reading, but most mobile apps and games aren’t built with the CRT-friendly resolution in mind.As for the LG Miracle, it’s a more humble Windows Phone device. Under its unassuming chassis lies a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 8GB of internal storage, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, and NFC support, as well as HSPA connectivity. The Miracle also features 8MP rear and VGA front cameras and a 4-inch display. It’s probably safe to assume that LG is targeting a very low price point with this phone, considering that its specs aren’t all that different from the original HTC Incredible.LG fans are expecting to see both phones at MWC, so we’ll know then whether these reported specifications line up with reality — and possibly get some carrier and pricing details, too.More at The Verge and Pocket Nowlast_img read more

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Report Loris Karius wanted exit after falling out with Liverpool squad

first_imgLoris Karius reportedly sought a move away from Liverpool this summer after losing the support of his teammatesThe German goalkeeper made two critical errors in May’s 3-1 Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid.Afterwards, Karius broke down in tears on the pitch at Kiev and apologised to everyone at the club for his high-profile errors.Many of his Liverpool teammates rose to the 25-year-old’s defence shortly afterwards.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.But now the Daily Mirror claims that Karius began to lose the support of the Reds squad when he featured in a professionally-produced Instagram video just over a month later.The footage showed Karius going about without a care in the world.While the Instagram post has since been taken off, apparently the damage was already done with the level of trust between Karius and his teammates disintegrating.Due to this, Karius sought to put an end to his year’s stay at Anfield and signed an initial two-year loan deal with Besiktas with the option to make it permanent in 2020.last_img read more

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Conference to Focus on Traditional Knowledge Resource Management

first_imgThe Native American Fish and Wildlife Society meets in Juneau this week.Tribal and other government officials and staff will discuss climate change, subsistence, Arctic policy and dozens of other issues.Download Audio:Society activist Norman Jojola is natural resource manager for the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ Northern Pueblos Agency in New Mexico.He says the conference will address the role of traditional knowledge in resource management.“A lot of the Western knowledge tends to have them tell you what a certain species wants, what a certain species needs, this is how they’re going to survive. Instead of to me, as traditional knowledge would go out, look at the species, live with the species and let the species tell you what it wants rather than you telling it what it’s supposed to do.”Some sessions will focus on fish hatchery operations and lead ammunition poisoning wildlife. Others will cover more recent issues, such as policing fracking and dealing with meth labs.The Native American Fish and Wildlife Society meets Wednesday through Friday at Juneau’s Centennial Hall.Another focus area is cooperative management.Jojola says that’s important when tribes share borders.“These animals have no sense of boundaries. And they’re going to move wherever they want to move and whenever they want to move. It’s always good that you have this cooperative effort in managing these resources because if you don’t, then you’re just fighting each other.”The society began in the 1980s as a way to share information. That includes educating tribal youth about resource issues.last_img read more

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