LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NBA players go on trial in 2015 Phoenix assault ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Austin arrived in the country last week to join the PH team and is one of the prospective naturalization candidates for Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) moving forward.Also, fresh from winning his fourth gold medal in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Kiefer Ravena has been called up anew for national team duty.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingCarl Bryan Cruz will also be a part of the team after impressive showings in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup and the 2017 SEA Games, together with cadets Raymar Jose and Almond Vosotros.Gilas pool members LA Revilla and Norbert Torres were also tabbed to bolster the team. No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Teaming up for the first time since their days in Xavier School, brothers Jeron and Jeric Teng will also be in the fold.Completing the squad are UP swingman Jett Manuel, TNT guard Alfrancis Tamsi, and Congolese big man Rod Ebondo of CEU, who will act as the team’s second import in lieu of UP’s Bright Akhuetie, who failed to secure a clearance from the UAAP.Flying V’s Gab Banal and AMA’s Andre Paras will also join the team in the tournament as the squad’s reserves.Sources close to the situation bared the roster. Gilas submitted the list on Monday.Reyes and Bounty Agro Ventures Inc. president Ronald Mascariñas will make the official announcement during the team’s sendoff on Tuesday at Discovery Suites Hotel in Mandaluyong.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netDebuting for the first time in the national colors, Isaiah Austin will be front and center for Chooks-to-Go Gilas Pilipinas when it wages war against club teams in the 2017 Fiba Asia Champions Cup.The 7-foot-1 center headlines the 12-man roster coach Chot Reyes will be banking on Chenzhou, China from September 22 to 30.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim View comments Big names like Calvin Abueva and Terrence Romeo were absent in the list as Reyes could not get a clearance from the players’ mother ballclubs despite Alaska and GlobalPort already being booted out in the playoff race of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.Chooks-To-Go PH is slotted in Group A and will play ONGC of India, Mono Vampire of Thailand, Petrochimi of Iran, and Sarreyet Ramallah of Palestine in the group stages.Advancing to the latter stages could also mean a collision course against Filipino naturalized player Andray Blatche, who is suiting up for his mother ballclub Xinjiang Flying Tigers of China.Gilas is set to leave for Chenzhou on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: 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
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Transfers Kane the solution to Madrid’s problems but it’s too late to save Zidane Peter Staunton Click here to see more stories from this author Chief Correspondent Last updated 1 year ago 03:50 1/14/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(65) Getty Images Transfers Real Madrid Real Madrid v Villarreal Villarreal Primera División Harry Kane Zinédine Zidane Tottenham Hotspur v Everton Everton Tottenham Hotspur Premier League Opinion The England striker became the first man to reach 20 goals this Premier League season on a day when los Blancos slumped to another La Liga defeat With every goal Harry Kane scores and every point Real Madrid drop, the prospect surely becomes ever more attractive at Santiago Bernabeu?And Saturday was just the kind of day to bring the stark reality of Real Madrid striking problems into focus. They rained 28 shots down on Villarreal’s goal and emerged with nothing to show for their rewards.A late sucker-punch condemned the European champions to their fourth league defeat of the season and left Zinedine Zidane facing a crisis he’s never faced before. 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 They are 16 points behind Barcelona and even Toni Kroos is saying the height of their domestic ambitions is merely re-qualifying for the Champions League.Zidane looks around and realises that there does not appear to be a solution to Madrid’s ills from within the squad. Sure, the return of Sergio Ramos might tighten them up at the back but that’s not where the issue has been.Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo formed an ineffective partnership against Villarreal, toiling fruitlessly up top. Not for the first time this season, Real lacked a cutting edge.No Real Madrid player has scored more than four measly goals in league competition – a shocking statistic and one which is likely to condemn them to disappointment come the end of the season.Worse still, if their current malaise leaks into their Champions League campaign, then Zidane could quickly find himself out of a job.Paris Saint-Germain were among the best-performing clubs in the group stages and Neymar and Co. will be relishing tucking into this wounded animal next month.Madrid seem to be able to get by on muscle memory at times in the Champions League but the natural rhythm bestowed upon them by Zidane’s simplified style has now deserted them.They do not have the quality of individual performance – from Bale or Ronaldo, or anyone else for that matter – to fall back on. They look doomed.So, despite what Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy says, the Kane links just won’t go away. The Madrid media and even some in England now see Kane as a Galactico-in-waiting.Madrid have been in this market before and brought in Luka Modric and Bale, two players who have helped themselves to three Champions League titles in the last four seasons.Levy stated before Saturday night’s dismantling of Everton at Wembley that he is confident all Spurs’ stars will be still at the club for the big kick off at their new White Hart Lane home next season.Contract negotiations are reportedly progressing nicely with Son Heung-min and Christian Eriksen currently, and further talks are planned with Kane to bump up his salary in order to ward off his many suitors.Son, here, was the best-in-show, supplying the opener and given Kane a tap-in for his first, but it will be the England man who again walks away with the headlines.He scored his 20th goal of the season – the first player to reach that milestone this term – and became only the third forward after Alan Shearer and Thierry Henry to score at least 20 in four consecutive Premier League seasons. Spurs are not big wage spenders like Manchester City or Manchester United and have come under increasing pressure to give their starters closer to their true market worth. It is well known that Kane could make more more elsewhere – not least the Bernabeu, where he would step into an immediate starting role.But this is supposed to be a new Spurs. If you’re looking for a selling club in north London these days, you’d be advised to check down the other end of the Seven Sisters Road at the Emirates. Manager Mauricio Pochettino plans on keeping this group together for the long term.The club are quite adamant that Kane is going nowhere but there is a world of difference currently in the ambitions between one white club and the other.Kane stated last week that he would stick around so long as it looked likely that Spurs would challenge for trophies. It would appear the Premier League title is out of sight for all bar Pep Guardiola this season, while Juventus must be overcome in the Champions League last 16.Maybe Kane fears becoming like Alexis Sanchez at Arsenal and one day waking up and realising he’s 29 and has won nothing of significance with the club.To counteract that, Spurs have got to show they are serious about success. If not, well, then Kane is good enough now to get it elsewhere.He exudes confidence and as his second goal here showed he can even miskick the ball and still watch it go in.That was his 98th league goal for Spurs – a club record – and more evidence that he is the complete package.He is exactly what Madrid need but unfortunately for Zidane it’s too late to save his skin.
zoom Chilean port, towage and logistics services provider SAAM has, through its subsidiaries SAAM Puertos and SAAM Inversiones, acquired the 15% interest held by Grupo de Empresas Navieras (GEN) in Iquique Terminal Internacional (ITI) for USD 11.05 million.As a result, SAAM now controls 100% of ITI, which is described by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) as the main port terminal in the far north of Chile and the fifth most important in the country.“This transaction is part of our growth strategy. Since we are already familiar with and operate the asset, the deal reaffirms our commitment to ITI and its employees,” Macario Valdés, SAAM’s CEO, commented.“The importance of northern Chile and trade with neighboring countries lays a foundation for good outlooks and opportunities to consolidate Iquique as the area’s main port for foreign trade,” Valdés added.As disclosed, with this acquisition, SAAM Puertos, which operates eleven port terminals in six countries in the Americas, continues to execute its strategy to grow in assets.In early 2017, the company acquired 51% stake in Puerto de Caldera, Costa Rica.In early April, SAAM announced plans to invest a total of USD 133.5 million this year. The port operator intends to invest USD 85 million in maintenance and extension of its current assets – San Antonio Terminal Internacional, Terminal Portuario Guayaquil and San Vicente Terminal Internacional.Last month, SAAM revealed that Terminal Portuario Guayaquil (TPG), a port it has operated in Ecuador since 2006, incorporated the facilities of the adjacent Trinipuerto bulk terminal through a 40-year lease. Trinupuerto terminal is expected to more than double TPG’s current container transfer capacity and enable it to enter the bulk cargo market.
Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary festival, conference and market, will present its 25th annual edition from April 26-May 6, 2018. An outstanding selection of over 200 documentaries from Canada and around the world will be presented to Toronto audiences and international delegates. Hot Docs will also mount a full roster of conference sessions and market events and services for documentary practitioners, including the renowned Hot Docs Forum, Hot Docs Deal Maker and the Doc Shop. Hot Docs owns the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, a century-old landmark located in Toronto’s Annex neighbourhood. The six shorts featured in In the Name of All Canadians include Last Resort (D: Vivian Belik; P: Jennifer Bowen-Allen), an exploration of the precedent-setting case which sees the first ever Indigenous freedom of religion challenge to go before the Supreme Court of Canada; Notwithstanding (D: Patrick Reed & Andréa Schmidt) which assumes a doomsday scenario in which Section 33, the notwithstanding clause, uses the Charter against itself; The Long Way Home (D: Aisha Jamal & Ariel Nasr), where mobility rights listed in the Charter are questioned by examining the case of a Sudanese-born Canadian refused entry into Canada after false allegations of terrorism; Lessons Injustice (D: Karen Chapman), in which a father and son share a touching heart-to-heart about the realities of being black in a white-dominated world; L’Inspecteur (D: Jérémie Wookey & Annick Marion; P: Jérémie Wookey & Janelle Wookey), a film that challenges language rights in the Charter, reveals how teaching French in Manitoba schools was banned in the 1930’s and 1940’s; and lastly, In Part (D: Khoa Lê) showcases the diversity of Canadians in a montage of portraits and interviews inspired by the Proust questionnaire.The Hot Docs Collection features past Festival and Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema selections, production fund recipients and market program alumni. In the Name of All Canadians and hundreds of other titles from the collection are available now on iTunes. For more information, please visit https://www.hotdocs.ca/p/hot-docs-collection LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement Toronto, October 3, 2017 – Hot Docs is pleased to announce that the short doc compilation In the Name of All Canadians , which was commissioned by the organization earlier this year to commemorate Canada 150, will be released exclusively on iTunes in Canada and the U.S. from October 3-18 as part of the Hot Docs Collection. In the Name of All Canadians , which had its world premiere at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema this past June, compiles six short documentaries directed by a different Canadian filmmaker, each providing a thoughtful and compelling look at a Canadian story that has been impacted by Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms.“We’re thrilled to be adding In the Name of All Canadians to the Hot Docs Collection on iTunes,” said Hot Docs executive director Brett Hendrie. “Online services like iTunes are vital in giving films life outside of the cinema, giving viewers access to our collection anytime, anywhere, and we’re proud to bring these unique stories of how The Charter has influenced our country’s civic life, culture and history into people’s homes.”Hailed by The Globe and Mail as “an impressively curated selection …that take a serious, sometimes heartbreaking look at this country we call home,” the film has had a successful run in Toronto following its world premiere, and then went on to screen internationally at the Guanajuato International Film Festival in Guanajuato, Mexico, and at Bertha DocHouse in London, UK, as part of the special screening series, Hot Docs London. In the Name of All Canadians has also been shown across Canada at the Gimli Film Festival in Gimli, Manitoba; the Lunenburg Doc Fest in Nova Scotia; The Bookshelf Cinema in Guelph, Ontario; Ottawa’s Bytowne Cinema; at Nuit Blanche in London, Ontario; and the Vancouver International Film Festival. Upcoming screenings include the Hot Docs Showcase in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario; and Visioni dal Mondo in Milan, Italy. Facebook Twitter Advertisement Advertisement
DELHI — The Delhi Public Library is getting a new read on its patrons with its free hygiene pantry.The shelving unit, stocked and open to the public since early June, is called a Free Little Pantry. The concept is modelled after the popular Free Little Libraries which are around communities on private property and books that people can take to read.“We got the idea from the Simcoe Library, which opened a free pantry in April,” says Ron Klein of the Delhi Friends of the Library group.“It was successful and heavily accessed by people in the community.”The Delhi Sharing Pantry Food Bank is partnering with the Friends of the Library to help stock the pantry and deal with donations.The pantry is open to to all.The organizers don’t want food donations, which should continue to go to the food bank.Instead, they seek hygiene items, such as deodorant, shampoo, feminine hygiene products, toothbrushes and toothpaste, toilet paper and paper towels.“The library is a public place where many people come so it’s very convenient,” said Klein.“It’s been running for about a month now and, when we replenish things, we can tell it’s being well used.”Library patrons are asked to drop donations at the library’s front desk.SGamble@postmedia.com@EXPSGamble
US retail sales barely rise at start of holiday shopping by Josh Boak, The Associated Press Posted Dec 14, 2016 6:41 am MDT Last Updated Dec 14, 2016 at 10:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email In this Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, photo, Hani Mikhail places a label on one of his mouth-blown glass ornaments for sale at his booth set up for the holidays at City Hall in Philadelphia. On Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for November. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) WASHINGTON – Americans increased their retail spending just slightly in November, a possible sign of lacklustre holiday shopping.Retail sales rose only 0.1 per cent in November, after a downwardly-revised 0.6 per cent growth in October, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.Consumers bumped up their purchases at restaurants and furnishers last month. But they also trimmed spending at auto dealers and department stores, limiting the overall advance in retail sales.“This report puts a slight blemish on an otherwise solid string of U.S. economic data,” said Michael Dolega, senior economist at TD Bank. “The disappointing headline suggests that consumers are yet to fully open their wallets despite continued job and income gains.”More Americans had seemed to enter the holiday season poised to shop. The improving job market has pushed unemployment down to 4.6 per cent and prompted signs of accelerating wage growth. Over the past 11 months, retail sales have risen a solid 3.1 per cent compared to the same period in 2015. The greater retail sales helped support overall economic growth.Consumer spending accounts for the majority of all U.S. economic activity. It has disproportionately contributed to an economy that expanded at an annual clip of just 1.8 per cent over the first nine months of 2016. And more Americans turned optimistic about the economy after Donald Trump’s presidential election with consumer sentiment improving.Still, the retail sales report suggests that some of that momentum stalled last month.Online and mail-order retailers posted a lukewarm 0.1 per cent gain, compared to a robust 11.5 per cent increase so far this year. Clothing sales were flat in November.Nor was every sales category increase an automatic win for consumers. Higher gasoline prices last month prompted a 0.3 per cent boost in sales at service stations.Yet the retail sales report does point to a steady evolution of the U.S. economy.As average hourly earnings have picked up 2.5 per cent over the past year, more Americans are comfortable eating out. Sales at restaurants and bars have risen 6 per cent so far this year. Rising home sales in 2016 have also helped building materials stores and furnishers, which have seen their sales advance 6.3 per cent and 3.9 per cent over the past 11 months.
A second man questioned under caution has been released without charge over the assault of a woman who was pushed in front of a bus, the Metropolitan Police said.The man was arrested on August 12 after a jogger shoved a woman to the ground on Putney Bridge, south west London, in May.He was the second 41-year-old suspect to be cleared of involvement, following the release of Eric Bellquist, a US investment banker, earlier that day.A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: “Detectives investigating an incident where a man appeared to push a woman into the path of a bus continue to appeal for witnesses and information.”A second man, aged 41, was arrested on the afternoon of Saturday, August 12 on suspicion of grievous bodily harm following information received in response to a CCTV appeal about the incident on Putney Bridge on Friday, May 5.”The man was taken to a south London police station and following further enquiries, he was released with no further action later that day.”This followed the arrest of a 41-year-old man on Thursday, August 10 who was eliminated from enquiries on Saturday.” He added that there had been a “positive public response to the appeal so far”, with a range of information provided to investigating officers. Mr Bellquist, 41, a millionaire partner at a private equity firm, was ruled out of the inquiry after he proved he was abroad at the time of the alleged attack.He had been detained on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm in connection with the woman shoved into the road on Putney Bridge on May 5.CCTV caught the incident, which showed the bus swerving to avoid the 33-year-old woman, who was treated for minor injuries.The suspect was also seen jogging back over the bridge around 15 minutes later, but refused to acknowledge his victim when she tried to talk to him, police said.The jogger, who is wanted on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm, is described as white man, aged early to mid 30s, with brown eyes and short brown hair, wearing a light grey t-shirt and dark blue shorts. Eric Bellquist was eliminated from enquiries Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
Power constraints are quite common in mining. Such constraints currently facing South Africa and Africa have resulted in companies being requested to cut their power consumption by at least 10% in order to alleviate the pressure on the overburdened transmission and distribution infrastructure. This appeal will, of necessity, result in companies seeking alternative power sources to accommodate the energy requirements shortfall.However, cautions Craig Bouwer, Sales Engineer at Zest WEG Group’s Generator Set Division, there is an apparent lack of understanding of the many issues surrounding standby power. “Companies are generally unaware of how to assess the standby power requirements of a facility or building. By implication, this suggests that companies are also often unaware of what the optimal solution for a given application should be.”A standby power solution is an important capital expenditure decision that needs to be considered carefully in terms of the company’s overall requirements. Moreover, the supplier needs to have the necessary technical expertise and relevant experience to offer a customised solution. A key consideration for a standby power solution is to understand the environment in which the generator set has to function.Original equipment manufacturer Zest WEG Group’s Generator Set Division has a dedicated facility in Cape Town and offers generator sets ranging from 20 kVA units up to 250 kVA off-the-shelf products, 300 kVA to 2 000 kVA individual customised units as well as multiple sets to achieve turnkey solutions in excess of 12 MVA for large-scale applications or projects. The company has supplied a large number of bespoke generator set solutions based on the specific application and environment in which they operate.“A couple of recent examples include the containerised three-generator unit we designed and manufactured for DRA Minerals’ Liqhobong Diamond Mine in Lesotho and a turnkey power station for AVI Group. At Liqhobong, we designed a generator set container with a collapsible snow roof. When the roof is collapsed it facilitates easy transportation and once deployed on site prevents the build-up of snow on top of the container, and the subsequent blocking of the louvres,” says Bradley van der Spreng, Project Engineer, Zest WEG Group’s Generator Set Division.The scope of supply on the AVI project comprises three 1,000 kVA generator sets and three 1,000 kVA transformers. “What makes this project unique is that Zest WEG Group’s Generator Set Division is designing a custom built distribution system and electrical panel for synchronisation. The company is also supplying a 23,000 litre bulk fuel storage system to support this installation” adds van der Spreng.The successful implementation of these projects hinges on the company’s ability to determine potential solutions for the customer. Amongst these are consideration for sound restructuring methods, fuel systems, electrical reticulation and interfacing, the load and the duration that this load is required to be powered.“The type of load and the total power drawn should be measured by a qualified team from the generator supplier prior to recommending a particular diesel generator set. Following this, accurate load calculations can be carried out and a suitable system recommended. We look at the entire electrical infrastructure and not just the generator set itself. In this way we are able to recommend the power rating of the generator set,” says Bouwer.Another area where Zest WEG Group’s Generator Set Division’s experience comes to the fore is its knowledge of local regulations pertaining to different metropolitan areas. Regulations also differ with regard to the particulate levels of diesel fuel storage and sound decibel levels related to noise attenuation. In order to disseminate relevant and important information, we form close working relationships with consultants and, wherever possible, we become involved during the design stage of a project,” says van der Spreng.All equipment supplied by Zest WEG Group’s Generator Set Division is standard with a 12 month warranty. The Group has a dedicated service department, which offers basic maintenance contracts that include measures such as replacing the generator sets’ oil and filters. Extended or long term maintenance contracts are also offered where the equipment is for critical applications such as standby power at a hospital.Bouwer cautions that, while maintenance is critical, companies should take ownership of their generator sets. “We propose to mitigate risk and that a dedicated member of the customer’s staff be trained through our manufacture, test, installation and commissioning process. This enables the customer to be more self-sufficient and compliments all aspects of aftermarket support.“There are numerous factors to consider when selecting an appropriate fit for purpose solution so it important for companies to align themselves with a supplier who is qualified to discuss all eventualities. Flexibility in approach to design and engineering will ensure that the installation is geared towards minimising the capital cost and running expenses, whilst concurrently optimising energy output for an uninterrupted and reliable power supply,” van der Spreng concludes.
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The uncovering of the Alexander the Great-era tomb at Amphipolis in northern Greece is the subject that most intrigued Greek web users, according to statistics made public on Tuesday by Google.According to the search engine, Amphipolis was the most searched word on Greek Google this year.Elections featured heavily in the top 10, with three references: “Elections 2014,” “Where do I vote” and “Interior Ministry” – the latter being the government department that publishes details of polling stations and results.State broadcaster NERIT was the third most popular search, followed by this year’s edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. The 2014 World Cup and the iPhone 6 also made it into the top 10.Source: Kathimerini