Skippers stretch d-league streak

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first_imgNEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Gab Banal captained for Marinerong Pilipino with 20 points and 14 rebounds.Later, Batangas-EAC escaped a late rally by Jose Rizal U, 81-71, for its first win in five starts. —RANDOLPH B. LEONGSON, INQUIRER.NETFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout AFP official booed out of forum Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11’Not just basketball’: Circumcisions, pageants at Philippine courts00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH View comments PBA IMAGESMarinerong Pilipino used a strong start to upend AMA Online Education, 109-93, and grab its third straight win in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup on Monday at Pasig Sports Center.The Skippers started the game on a 7-0 spurt which ballooned to 36-16 at the end of the first period en route to their fourth win in six games.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH SMC-Alab 5 notches 8th win in row MOST READ LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena stinglast_img read more

Zimbabwe clinch historic series win over Sri Lanka

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first_imgZimbabwe clinched its first One-Day International series win against Sri Lanka after beating the hosts by three wickets in the decider to secure a 3-2 victory on Monday.Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer won the toss and sent Sri Lanka into bat, with his bowlers restricting the hosts to 203/8 in 50 overs. Opener Hamilton Masakadza then scored 73 runs to help the tourists reach 204 in the 39th over with three wickets in hand, despite a middle-order batting collapse.It was Zimbabwe’s first ODI series victory over Sri Lanka in six attempts.Offspinner Sikandar Raza played a key role in Monday’s victory, finishing with 3/21 — his best bowling figures in one-day internationals, before scoring 27 runs at the end to earn a victory that had begun to look in doubt.Seamer Tendai Chatara struck the first blow, having in-form batsman Niroshan Dickwella caught by wicketkeeper Peter Moor with the total on 3 in the second over. Dickwella had scored successive centuries in the previous two games.Raza had Kusal Mendis caught by Cremer and then bowled Upul Tharanga to leave Sri Lanka tottering on 31/3.Opener Danushka Gunathilaka and skipper Angelo Mathews combined for a 47-run partnership but Mathews fell for 24, caught by Masakadza off Cremer.Gunathilaka brought up his seventh one-day half-century and was dismissed for 52.A flurry of wickets saw Sri Lanka eight down for 153, before ninth-wicket pair Asela Gunaratne and Dushmantha Chameera added 50 runs to give the hosts a more respectable total. Gunaratne was their top scorer with 59 runs not out.In reply, Masakadza and fellow opener Solomon Mire dominated Sri Lanka’s attack with a 92-run partnership which ended when Mire (43) was bowled by Gunaratne.advertisementMasakadza scored his runs in 86 deliveries, including nine fours and a six. He was dismissed when Zimbabwe’s total was on 137, triggering a collapse in which Zimbabwe lost five more wickets for 38 runs to reach 175/7.However, Raza came to the rescue with a run-a-ball 27 to see his side through to a historic win.last_img read more

Forestieri handed six-game ban for racist language

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first_imgSheffield Wednesday striker Fernando Forestieri has been handed a six-game ban by the FA for using racist language against an opponent during a friendly game against Mansfield last July.The 29-year-old forward, who was acquitted in March of racially aggravated harassment at Mansfield Magistrates Court over the incident, has also received a £25,000 ($30,000) fine.An FA regulatory commission found Forestieri guilty of abusing Mansfield’s Krystian Pearce during a mass brawl when the sides met in a pre-season game at the League Two side’s Field Mill stadium last summer. Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? His sanction comes on the day the FA announced it has increased the minimum ban for anyone found guilty of racial abuse from five to six matches for the forthcoming season.An FA spokesperson said: “It was further alleged that the words constituted an ‘Aggravated Breach’, which is defined in Rule E3(2), as they included reference to ethnic origin and/or colour and/or race.“The striker has also been warned as to his future conduct and must attend face to face education but the sanction is currently set aside pending appeal.”Forestieri, an Argentine-born former Italy youth international, has always denied that he racially abused Pearce.The striker signed for Wednesday from Watford in 2015 and has scored 38 goals in 111 Championship games.“I am devastated and disappointed with the decision of the Regulatory Commission,” said Forestieri in a statement issued via the club.”Throughout that period of time, throughout both the criminal proceedings and the FA’s disciplinary proceedings, I have consistently and strenuously denied the allegations that have been made against me.”Whilst I was shocked and saddened to face criminal charges regarding this matter, I was equally happy to be found not guilty of those charges in March 2019 by the criminal court and considered that to be the end of a very distressing time. As I said at the time, I felt vindicated by the decision of the judge.”The decision goes against everything about the person I am and the person I was brought up to be.”It is absolutely no comfort to me that, when charging me with misconduct, the FA were very clear that they did not consider me to be racist but instead believed that I had acted in the ‘heat of the moment.”Wednesday begin their Championship season away at Reading on Saturday as they look to return ot the top flight for the first time since being relegated in 1999/00.last_img read more

CBS Releases Iowa Football Bowl Prediction

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first_imgA general view of the Iowa Hawkeyes football stadium.IOWA CITY, IA – NOVEMBER 12: Iowa Hawkeyes Kinnick Stadium against Michigan State Spartans November 12, 2011 in Iowa City, Iowa. (Photo by Reese Strickland/Getty Images)The 2019 college football season is just around the corner and analysts are getting their predictions out in droves. But CBS’s bowl game predictions will certainly be of interest to a number of schools, including Iowa.On Thursday CBS bowl expert Jerry Palm released his predictions for bowl games in the 2019 season. While the usual suspects are expected to be contending for the major bowl games, Iowa will be elsewhere.Palm is projecting the Hawkeyes to play in the Redbox Bowl against Pac-12 giant Washington State. It would be Iowa’s first appearance in the bowl.The Redbox Bowl is annually contested between a Big Ten and a Pac-12 team. Last year the Oregon Ducks beat the Michigan State Spartans, 7-6. Looking at the records of the teams that have been invited to the Redbox Bowl, it doesn’t bode well for Iowa.In each of the last five years, the Big Ten representative in the Redbox Bowl has had seven regular season wins or fewerSuffice it to say, Iowa getting into the Redbox Bowl would be a bit of a dropoff from last year’s 8-4 season.Iowa went on to beat No. 25 Mississippi State in the Outback Bowl to finish 9-4.last_img read more

Astronauts mix cement in space for first time NASA

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first_imgWashington DC: Astronauts onboard the International Space Station (ISS) have for the first time mixed cement in microgravity, an advance that may help protect humans in space from radiation and extreme temperatures in the future, NASA said. The researchers examined cement solidification to understand how the chemistry and microscopic structures involved in the process changed under microgravity. In the experiment which NASA called Microgravity Investigation of Cement Solidification (MICS) project, researchers mixed tricalcium silicate (C3S) — popular ingredient of cement — and water outside of Earth’s gravity for the first time. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USIn the MICS project, astronauts aboard the ISS explored whether solidifying cement in microgravity created novel microstructures, NASA said in a statement. Their study provided the first ever comparison of cement samples in microgravity with those made on Earth. The US space agency noted that when humans go to the Moon or Mars to stay, they would need to construct safe places in which to live and work, and that the most widely used building material on the Earth, was concrete. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsConcrete, NASA said, was strong and durable enough to provide protection from cosmic radiation, and that we may make it using materials available on the heavenly bodies we may colonise. While, concrete is a commonly used mixture of sand, gravel, and rocks held in place by water and cement powder, the process of making it is quite complex, and scientists still have questions about the chemistry and microscopic structures involved in the process, according to the US space agency. The researchers created multiple mixtures differing in the type of cement powder, number and type of additives, water quantity, and hydration time. As the grains of cement powder dissolve in water, their molecular structure changes with crystals forming and interlocking with each another throughout the mixture, NASA said. The ISS samples showed notable changes in the cement microstructure compared to those processed on Earth, with the primary difference being increased porosity. “Increased porosity has direct bearing on the strength of the material, but we have yet to measure the strength of the space-formed material,” said principal investigator Aleksandra Radlinska of Pennsylvania State University. The results of the experiment were published in the journal Frontiers in Materials. “Showing that concrete can harden and develop in space represents an important step toward that first structure built on the Moon using materials from the Moon. We confirmed the hypothesis that this can be done,” said Radlinska. “Now we can take next steps to find binders that are specific for space and for variable levels of gravity,” she said. The need for learning to use concrete, Radlinska said, is to apply it for protection from extreme temperatures and radiation while on missions to the Moon and Mars.last_img read more

Tamara Taggart says shes in a puddle of tears after kindness shown

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first_imgThis morning, the three most-read stories on Straight.com are all about CTV Vancouver’s decision to axe its popular 6 p.m. news anchors, Mike Killeen and Tamara Taggart.Since the story broke, the Straight website has heard from many commenters expressing their admiration for the two broadcasters.Many have also slammed Bell Media for dumping the pair, who’ve been the faces of its flagship program since early 2011. Twitter Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement Late last night, Taggart tweeted that she “spent the day reading messages, texts, tweets and emails”.“I’m in a puddle of tears, overwhelmed by your kindness,” she wrote. “It’s been my privilege to have grown up with you the past 21 years. The love you have shown me is with me forever. xx” LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

The Latest French official says Renault should unseat Ghosn

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first_imgTOKYO — The Latest on the arrest and investigation into alleged financial misconduct by Nissan’s chairman Carlos Ghosn (all times local):6:15 p.m.France’s finance minister wants carmaker Renault to replace its once-superstar CEO Carlos Ghosn, who is facing accusations he under-reported income at partner company Nissan.Renault will hold a board meeting Tuesday to discuss next steps after Ghosn’s arrest in Japan and planned dismissal from Nissan.Ghosn runs Renault, Nissan and the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance that he helped turn into the world’s biggest car-seller last year.French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire told broadcaster France-Info on Tuesday that Ghosn is not in a position to lead the Renault Group because of the accusations. He urged the board to name temporary leadership instead.Le Maire said French authorities have examined Ghosn’s tax situation in France but have found no wrongdoing.Renault officials refused further comment. Shares in Renault continued to fall Tuesday.___1:30 p.m.The arrest of Nissan Motor Co.’s chairman Carlos Ghosn on charges he underreported his income and misused company funds caused the company’s shares to tumble and shocked many in Japan who view him as something of a hero.Prosecutors said they were holding Ghosn and another Nissan executive for allegedly collaborating to falsify securities statements and underreport Ghosn’s income for five years.Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Tuesday that the government was watching for economic fallout from the scandal at one of the world’s biggest automakers.Ghosn was arrested Monday and Nissan’s CEO said the company’s board will meet on Thursday to approve his dismissal. Prosecutors refused to say where he was being held in Tokyo.The Brazilian-born executive was credited with engineering Nissan’s revival over two decades.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Ottawa aims to boost edge with 16 billion in tax breaks for

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OTTAWA — Ottawa’s long-awaited plan to help Canada compete with the United States for investment dollars is the centrepiece of its latest fall economic statement, which forecasts slightly deeper annual deficits over the coming years.Finance Minister Bill Morneau had faced pressure from the business community to take the big step of lowering the corporate tax rate across the board as his response to major tax and regulatory reforms in the U.S.In Wednesday’s economic update, Morneau chose a cheaper approach — but one that will still use billions worth of extra federal fiscal space to offer tax incentives for businesses that invest in Canada.Read the full Fall Economic Statement 2018Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau embraces Minister of Finance Bill Morneau following the fiscal economic update. Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld Speaking with reporters, Morneau said Canada is benefiting from “a very good situation” when it comes to the health of the economy and the labour market. After hearing from companies, however, the government decided to do more to encourage investors to open their wallets north of the border.“We know that we have to consider investments in the future,” he said Wednesday shortly before tabling the fall update in the House of Commons. “That’s why we listened to and heard the anxieties of the business sector.”As part of the announcement, a government backgrounder warned the American reforms could significantly erode Canada’s overall business-tax advantage compared to the U.S.By far, the biggest-ticket items among the proposed tax measures are changes that would enable businesses to immediately write off the full cost of some types of machinery and equipment, and allow companies of all sizes and in all sectors to expense a larger share of newly acquired assets.The new writeoffs alone are expected to lower federal revenues by about $14 billion over the next half-decade.As part of its competitiveness plan, the government also proposed about $1.1 billion over the coming years towards efforts to open new markets for Canadian exporters. The amount includes a re-allocation of close to $800 million in infrastructure funds towards improving transportation capacity — at marine ports, in particular — to boost overseas trade.Ottawa also plans to add another $800 million over five years to its strategic innovation fund, which supports “innovative” investments in all sectors.That is effectively the platform that they’re running on today — that there will be deficits foreverConservative finance critic Pierre Poilievre A stronger economy has given the government about $22 billion in extra fiscal room over the coming years, compared with what federal forecasters projected in last February’s budget. But the new initiatives will also contribute to slightly larger-than-expected annual shortfalls, beginning next year.The government is now projecting deficits of $18.1 billion in 2018-19, $19.6 billion in 2019-20 and $18.1 billion in 2020-21. After 2020-21, the annual shortfalls are expected to shrink each year to $11.4 billion in 2023-24.The fiscal update contains no timetable to eliminate the Liberals’ deficits. The government has drawn almost daily criticism from the opposition Conservatives and some economists for failing to provide a timeline back to balance, especially with the economy running close to full strength.Following the 2015 election, the Liberal government abandoned pledges to run annual deficits of no more than $10 billion and to balance the books by 2019. Instead, it has focused on reducing the net debt-to-GDP ratio — also known as the debt burden — each year.The debt-to-GDP ratio is now projected to gradually fall from 30.9 per cent in 2018-19 to 28.5 per cent in 2023-24.With an eye on the 2019 election, the Tories’ parliamentary finance critic attacked the Liberals’ economic statement.“That is effectively the platform that they’re running on today — that there will be deficits forever,” Pierre Poilievre told the House of Commons.Poilievre warned that the core of the government’s claim to fiscal responsibility — the slowly improving debt-to-GDP ratio — will come apart with the inevitable arrival of the next economic downturn. The government, he added, will then be forced to raise taxes or slash spending at a time when the economy will need the exact opposite response.“In other words, they are putting our future in a reckless state of danger by spending our tomorrow on their today,” said Poilievre, who argued the Liberals have been fortunate to benefit from positive economic conditions outside their control — such as the booming U.S. and world economies.“For Canadians to be optimistic about their future, they need to see the prospect of jobs for them, for their children. That’s what is going to keep our economy goingFinance Minister Bill Morneau Morneau was asked Wednesday if Canada will be ready for the next downturn and about concerns the government is continuing to run deficits during good economic times.He insisted the government is on the right path by investing in the economy to help create jobs and to promote growth, while at the same time lowering the debt burden. Morneau warned some critics appear to advocating an “austerity” approach.“For Canadians to be optimistic about their future, they need to see the prospect of jobs for them, for their children,” he said. “That’s what is going to keep our economy going.”Morneau’s fall economic statement also proposes additional support for the country’s struggling journalism industry by enabling non-profit news organizations to take tax-deductible donations and by creating new tax credits — all of which are part of a plan expected to reduce government revenues by $600 million over five years.The government plan also proposes $240 million towards sustaining Canada’s wild fish stocks, with a focus on Pacific salmon.Many industry stakeholders welcomed the government’s business tax changes Wednesday.One expert said the new accelerated investment writeoffs will provide a boost to business, even though he thinks Canada’s corporate tax regime was still competitive even before Wednesday’s announcement.“But I think there was a lot of pressure on them to do something in order to regain the relative advantage compared to the U.S.,” said Randall Bartlett, chief economist with the University of Ottawa’s Institute for Fiscal Studies and Democracy. read more

Beyond 100 days Trump faces more legislative challenges

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President Donald Trump is seen below as he speaks at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg, Pa., Saturday, April, 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) Beyond 100 days, Trump faces more legislative challenges WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump would get additional military funds, but no border wall dollars under a massive spending bill that Congress agreed to Sunday night.The $1 trillion plus spending agreement — which would fund virtually every federal agency through September — came just after Trump marked 100 days in office without any significant legislative wins. The bill does not deliver everything the White House sought, but it would be the first major piece of bipartisan legislation to advance during Trump’s time in the White House.The House and Senate have until Friday at midnight to pass the measure to avert a government shutdown.Trump has spent his first 100 days coming to terms with the slow grind of government even in a Republican-dominated capital, and watching some of his promises —from repealing the nation’s health care law to temporarily banning people from some Muslim nations — fizzle.The spending measure funds the remainder of the 2017 budget year. Aides to lawmakers involved in the talks announced the agreement after weeks of negotiations. It denies Trump a win on his oft-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, but gives him a down payment on his request to strengthen the military and funding for additional border security measures.Despite a renewed White House effort push, the House did not vote last week on a revised bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Health Care Act.After the original effort failed to win enough support from conservatives and moderates, Republicans recast the bill. The latest version would let states escape a requirement under Obama’s 2010 law that insurers charge healthy and seriously ill customers the same rates. The overall legislation would cut the Medicaid program for the poor, eliminate fines for people who don’t buy insurance and provide generally skimpier subsidies. Critics have said the approach could reduce protections for people with pre-existing conditions.But during an interview with “Face the Nation” on CBS aired Sunday, Trump said the measure has a “clause that guarantees” that people with pre-existing conditions will be covered.Trump said: “Pre-existing conditions are in the bill. And I just watched another network than yours, and they were saying, ‘Pre-existing is not covered.’ Pre-existing conditions are in the bill. And I mandate it. I said, ‘Has to be.’”Trump said during the interview that if he’s unable to renegotiate a long-standing free trade agreement with Mexico and Canada, then he’ll terminate the pact.He also spoke about tensions with North Korea. Asked about the failure of several North Korean missile tests recently, Trump said he’d “rather not discuss it. But perhaps they’re just not very good missiles. But eventually, he’ll have good missiles.”Trump also said he is willing to use the trade issue as leverage to get China’s help with North Korea. “Trade is very important. But massive warfare with millions, potentially millions of people being killed? That, as we would say, trumps trade.”And he acknowledged the presidency is “a tough job. But I’ve had a lot of tough jobs. I’ve had things that were tougher, although I’ll let you know that better at the end of eight years. Perhaps eight years. Hopefully, eight years.”Also this week, the president will welcome Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to the White House. And he’ll head to New York City on Thursday where he’ll visit the USS Intrepid to mark the 75th anniversary of a World War II naval battle.On Sunday morning, Trump headed to Trump National Golf Club in Virginia. The White House did not immediately clarify whether he was holding meetings or golfing.Trump marked his 100th day in office Saturday with a rally in Harrisburg, where he continued to pledge to cut taxes and get tough on trade deals.“We are not going to let other countries take advantage of us anymore,” he said Saturday in Harrisburg at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center. “From now on it’s going to be America first.”Trump’s rally Saturday night in Harrisburg offered a familiar recapitulation of what he and aides have argued for days are administration successes, including the successful confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, his Cabinet choices and the approval of construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.___Associated Press writer Andrew Taylor contributed to this report. by Catherine Lucey, The Associated Press Posted Apr 30, 2017 9:18 am MDT Last Updated Apr 30, 2017 at 9:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Colombian President calls for international support to ensure success of fragile peace

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Economic growth is being maintained in the midst of complex regional volatilities, with cities transforming into productive sectors and the middle class expanding. While rising to the challenges of globalization, the Government was also focusing on social justice and bridging social gaps,” he said, and to that end a plan is being developed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.Stressing that peace requires the rule of law, he said his Government will work towards completing the disarmament and reinsertion process, jumpstarted after Colombia signed a peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP) that ended the Western hemisphere’s longest-running conflictMr. Duque stressed that the peace process his Government inherited was fragile due to a lack of funds and the complex and dispersed institutional architecture, but Colombia will fulfill its commitment vis‑à‑vis those who chose to turn away from violence. “Financial support of the international community will ensure that goal,” he said, adding that the law would be enforced in an exemplary manner.“For peace to shine in Columbia, we must overturn drug trafficking,” he continued. Noting that the recent incremental trafficking increase has become a fuel for organized crime, he expressed his will to break up the transnational crime networks.  Acknowledging that prevention is critical from a public health approach, he also stressed that the drug traffickers were predators. He also stressed the importance of tackling corruption in a determined manner, as it is threat to democracy, social values and institutions.  “From the first day of our Government, we presented measures before Congress”, launching an ambitious initiative supported nationwide.Drawing attention to the situation of Venezuelans fleeing their country, he stressed that Colombia had opened its doors to close to a million of them. The humanitarian crisis in the region was caused by a “dictatorship that annihilates liberties”, Mr. Duque said.  The international community must immediately demand the liberation of political prisoners, he continued, calling for the use of all international mechanisms to denounce, investigate and sanction those responsible for that situation.Full statement (Spanish) available here. read more

Where have the trees gone

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Four trees have been removed from Jubilee Court as part of the construction of the Niagara Health and Biosciences Research Complex (NHBRC). But they will be replaced with four new mature trees in the next few weeks.The mature maples were removed this week because they were damaged during the construction of a sanity sewer line, said David Main, senior project manager with MHPM Project Managers Inc. The sewer line work was necessary for construction of the new NHBRC. The work also corrects a problem with an existing sewer line.The initial goal was to save the trees. But an arborist reviewed the trees in Jubilee Court and determined that the survival rate of the four maples was low, Main said. Not only was soil compacted around the roots, but the trunks and numerous branches were also damaged.Due to physical limitations, the replacement trees will be smaller, Main said. But they will be mature, and the largest trees possible. Their trunks will be 10 to 13 centimetres (four to five inches) in diameter. They will be planted as soon as climate conditions allow, Main said. Cooler and wetter weather is needed to plant the trees.In addition to the new trees, a maintenance program will soon be underway for the remaining trees in Jubilee Court. read more

Joel Embiid Potential NBA No 1 Draft Pick Suffers

Joel Embiid Potential NBA No 1 Draft Pick Suffers

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Joel Embiid, the Kansas big man considered by many to be the No. 1 overall pick in this month’s NBA Draft, has sustained a right foot injury that likely will impact his stock, his agent and his mentor both confirmed to ESPN.com on Thursday.“He suffered a foot injury to his right foot sometime over the last few days,” agent Arn Tellem told ESPN. “He’s getting evaluations from various doctors and experts in the field. We’ll know more Friday.”One source told ESPN.com that Embiid “may have broken” his foot, but Tellem wouldn’t speculate on the seriousness of the injury until he heard from doctors. Tellem also said it was unlikely Embiid would be doing any more workouts before the draft, which is June 26.Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, Embiid’s mentor, also was not sure of the extent of the injury.“I just heard he got hurt,” said Mbah a Moute, who is overseas.Embiid was scheduled to work out for the Milwaukee Bucks, who hold the second overall pick, later this week.The 7-foot native of Cameroon was already dealing with health questions regarding his back, which forced him to miss the Big 12 and NCAA tournaments.He worked out earlier this month for the Cleveland Cavaliers, who have the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, and sources said he fared well and that the medical testing also came back without much concern.Embiid also participated in a one-on-none workout in front of NBA teams in Santa Monica, Calif. He averaged 11.2 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.6 blocks this past season as a freshman at Kansas.Cleveland could also opt to select Duke freshman Jabari Parker or Kansas young star Andrew Wiggins. read more

TOMRA XRT ore sorter starts to pay off at Stornoways Renard diamond

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first_imgThe June quarter at Stornoway Diamonds’ Renard diamond operation in Quebec, Canada, started to show the positive results of using ore sorting technology.Commissioning of the TOMRA X -Ray transmission plant commenced in March and was completed during the most recent quarter.Among a quarter that saw lower quarter-on-quarter carat production (223,351 carats) and diamond grade (40 carats per hundred tonne) – previously expected with the transition from openpit to underground mining – the initial performance of the ore sorting plant stood out.Stornoway said: “The new ore sorting plant at Renard … has been processing ore on a consistent basis since mid-May. The volume and quality of waste segregated from the ore feed has exceeded expectations, with waste rejected representing between 15% and 30% of material sorted.”The company noted that kimberlite content in the waste stream had averaged between 1% and 2%.And, the TOMRA ore sorter has even reduced Renard’s power requirements, according to Stornoway.“Because the waste within the Renard ore is hard and difficult to crush, its rejection from the main process plant has also resulted in a net reduction in power consumption for processing even with the addition of the new sorting circuit,” Stornoway said.“Considering the highly abrasive characteristics of the ore processed to date through the plant, consisting mainly of highly diluted, low grade material, the diamonds recovered since its introduction have exhibited lower levels of breakage than observed previously with comparable feed composition.”Stornoway CEO Matt Manson said these initial diamond results were encouraging and, given the volume and quality of the waste being rejected, the company saw potential for upping processing capacity in its plant beyond the current nameplate rating.As a result, Stornoway is now thinking about developing a modified mine plan to support the accelerated mining required.Just last week, a TOMRA XRT ore sorter was commissioned at the Renison tin mine in Australia, with the operators expecting a 15-20% increase in tin production with its introduction.last_img read more

Michael OLeary thinks climate change talk is complete and utter rubbish

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first_img 23,442 Views Michael O’Leary thinks climate change talk is ‘complete and utter rubbish’ “This nonsense that we’ll have to cut back on beef consumption or all become vegans or all start riding bicycles is not the way forward.” Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article They remind me of these people who used to hang around the market squares 2,000 years ago, saying the end of the world is nigh.“You go back to London in the 18th century, they all thought they were going to die of smog.If you’re concerned about these issues, the obvious one is more nuclear fuel, but you ask the likes of Mary Robinson, the climate justice mob, and they recoil in horror because it’s not trendy or liberal. Short URL 143 Comments Image: DPA/PA Images By Paul Hosford O’Leary added that he felt “human ingenuity will find ways of improving the way we breed beef and the way we consume fuel”.Asked did he accept climate change existed, O’Leary said that cooling and warming had been ‘going on for years’ and he didn’t accept it was linked to carbon usage.“I don’t accept that climate change is real. I don’t accept the link between carbon consumption and climate change.“I will always be wary of these people saying the world is night.This nonsense that we’ll have to cut back on beef consumption or all become vegans or all start riding bicycles is not the way forward.Last month, the UN said that 2017 was already an “extreme” year, climate-wise.The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) warned that the drastic shifts seen in the global climate system that resulted in a range of alarming records last year appear to be continuing unabated.“We are now in truly uncharted territory,” David Carlson, head of the World Climate Research Programme, said in a release from the WMO.Read: US-led air strike near ISIS-held city kills 15 civilians in SyriaRead: ‘It was a cock-up’: Fine Gael chief whip says party messed up with water charges http://jrnl.ie/3330599 RYANAIR CHIEF EXECUTIVE Michael O’Leary has said he does not accept the link between fossil fuels and global warming.Speaking to RTÉ’s CountryWide show, O’Leary was asked about his opinions as a farmer on a range of issues from Brexit to Donald Trump.When asked about the opinion that the human race will have to cut back on beef consumption or change farming habits, O’Leary was typically robust.“I think it’s complete and utter rubbish. Saturday 8 Apr 2017, 3:14 PM Image: DPA/PA Images Share Tweet Email4 Apr 8th 2017, 3:14 PM last_img read more

Méditerranée  augmentation significative du niveau de la mer

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first_imgMéditerranée : augmentation significative du niveau de la mer L’augmentation du niveau de la mer Méditerranée a doublé ces dix dernières années. Cette constatation vient d’être révélée dans une étude menée par l’Institut Espagnol d’Océanographie (IEO).Les mesures de 1948 à 2008 le confirment : la mer Méditerranée a augmenté de 15 à 20 centimètres au cours du XXe siècle. Pour en arriver à une telle conclusion, l’IEO s’est lancé dans une vaste étude, exposée par le site notre-planete.info. Les chercheurs se sont principalement basés sur les relevés océaniques et atmosphériques auxquels ils ont appliqué un modèle d’analyse des oscillations périodiques. Les résultats montrent que l’augmentation du niveau de la mer, de trois millimètres par an, représente depuis le début des années 2000 une accélération significative. Si cet accroissement se poursuit sur le même rythme, la mer devrait avoir augmenté de 35 centimètres de plus au cours du XXIe siècle. Selon les scientifiques, les paramètres agissant sur le niveau de la mer sont : la pression atmosphérique, l’augmentation de la quantité d’eau provoquée par la fonte des glaces, et la dilatation de l’eau due à son réchauffement. Ces deux derniers paramètres sont directement liés au réchauffement climatique dont il est pour le moment, difficile de prédire l’évolution. Toutefois les experts sont formels quant aux conséquences que pourrait avoir une nouvelle augmentation d’une vingtaine de centimètres qui affecterait de façon considérable les nombreuses îles et zones côtières densément peuplées. De plus, le réchauffement de l’eau pourrait également influer sur les caractéristiques physico-chimiques de la mer et modifier sensiblement les écosystèmes aquatiques.Le 1 avril 2011 à 12:54 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Mediator des patients veulent poursuivre leur médecin traitant

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first_imgMediator : des patients veulent poursuivre leur médecin traitantCertaines victimes du médicament des laboratoires Servier ont annoncé qu’elles allaient porter plainte contre leur médecin traitant si ce dernier refusait de leur donner leur dossier médical.Nouveau rebondissement dans l’affaire du Mediator. Après la mise en cause des laboratoires Servier et des instances du gouvernement, certaines victimes du Mediator souhaitent porter plainte contre leur médecin traitant si ce dernier ne veut pas leur fournir leur dossier médical. Car le fameux dossier constitue une pièce maîtresse afin de prouver qu’elles ont bien pris le médicament incriminé depuis plusieurs mois déjà. Ainsi, si l’on en croit France Soir, la première plainte contre un médecin traitant pourrait être déposée dès la semaine prochaine dans le Var. À lire aussiAntihistaminique : qu’est-ce que c’est ? A quoi ça sert ?Le dossier médical est une pièce cruciale dans l’affaire du Mediator, car pour pouvoir être indemnisées, les victimes ont besoin de prouver qu’elles ont bel et bien pris le médicament de Servier, que cela soit comme antidiabétique ou comme coupe-faim. De son côté, l’avocate des victimes, Me Christine Ravaz, a déclaré sur Europe 1 : “Le patient a le droit d’obtenir la communication intégrale de son dossier. Est-ce que les médecins cherchent à se couvrir de leurs responsabilités ? Le Mediator était uniquement autorisé pour les diabétiques de type 2, mais des médecins l’ont souvent prescrit comme coupe-faim, sans indiquer sur l’ordonnance que la prescription était hors autorisation de mise sur le marché”. Et l’avocate de préciser qu’elle a également saisi Xavier Bertrand, ministre de la Santé. En ce qui concerne l’UFC-Que Choisir, en charge également du dossier Mediator, son responsable juridique, Nicolas Godefroy, a fait savoir au micro de la radio qu’il souhaitait “engager la responsabilité de Servier” mais pas forcément des médecins généralistes.Le 18 avril 2011 à 13:18 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Report Samir Nasri offered a contract by West Ham

Report Samir Nasri offered a contract by West Ham

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first_imgWest Ham United have reportedly offered Samir Nasri a six-month deal that includes a weekly wage of £80,000The French midfielder has been training at West Ham since November in a bid to convince manager Manuel Pellegrini of his fitness and be awarded a contract.Nasri is currently a free agent with his last competitive outing being in August 2017 for Turkish side Antalyaspor in a Super Lig match against Yeni Malatyaspor.This is due to the fact that he’s still serving an 18-month ban from FIFA for breaching the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) rules in 2016.But the suspension will be lifted in January and Nasri can resume his playing career once more with West Ham his most likely destination.The 31-year-old previously played under Pellegrini at Manchester City four years ago and the Chilean has confirmed he’s interested in making a deal happen.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…Now the Daily Mirror claims that a six-month contract worth £80,000-a-week has been offered to Nasri with West Ham recently being hit by the loss of striker Javier Hernandez and defender Fabian Balbuena to injuries.Summer recruits Jack Wilshere, Andriy Yarmolenko and Carlos Sanchez are sidelined, while Manuel Lanzini remains out with a knee injury.The report adds that should Nasri impress the Hammers then they will likely take up an option to keep him beyond next summer.The ex-France international has spent the majority of his playing career in the Premier League for both Arsenal and City, where he won the title two times.After leaving the Etihad Stadium in 2016, Nasri had brief spells with La Liga side Sevilla and lastly Antalyaspor.last_img read more