Coaches’ trust becomes title motivation for Arellano

first_imgNEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Prado, who’s already won two titles, knows that they shouldn’t be celebrating Final Four victories and that they would only let their guard down when they win it all.“We won’t celebrate this one because we still haven’t got what we aimed for at the start of the season and that is to defend the title,” said Prado who had seven points against the Lady Heavy Bombers.“Of course we’re happy but we still need to work even harder to get what we want.”Prado, who is on her last playing year, added one more thing that’s motivating her ahead of the finals series against San Beda.“This is my last playing year and it’s super important for me to leave something behind,” said Prado.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next MOST READ AFP official booed out of forum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Jovielyn Prado, the Season 92 Finals MVP, said they plan to repay their coaches with nothing else but the biggest trophy of the year.“We will win this championship for our coaches who have, since the first day, worked really hard in teaching us,” said Prado Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Lady Chiefs booked their return flight to the championship round after brushing off Jose Rizal University, 25-13, 25-20, 25-17.Arellano didn’t even need to use its twice-to-beat advantage, a perk that was given to the Lady Chiefs after finishing the preliminaries with an 8-1 record and 23 points as the no.1 team. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena stingcenter_img John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH No pressure for Raqraquin, San Beda ahead of NCAA finals View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Coaches can only do so much with their Xs and Os, and the Arellano Lady Chiefs know that their mentors’ lessons are much bigger than just tactics and plays.ADVERTISEMENT Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police 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 Citylast_img read more

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PH gold medal bet Obiena injures ACL, out of SEA Games

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony “Good thing Mary Joy (Tabal) won today,” added Juico, referring to the newly minted marathon champion.READ: Ernest Obiena resets PH pole vault record in Germany tiltIt wasn’t the first time Obiena had bad luck. This year, his equipment worth $7,000 was damaged during a flight back to Rome from India.He had to ask help from friends over Facebook to buy a new set of poles and bag.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his sidecenter_img EJ Obiena has broken the national record 14 times and, at 21, looks very capable of raising the bar well beyond the 5.55 meters he achieved in a recent athletics meet in Singapore (photo).KUALA LUMPUR—Ernest John Obiena, the Italy-trained pole vaulter who is expected to deliver a gold medal for the Philippines, dropped out of the Southeast Asian Games even before he could even take the plane out of Manila.Obiena tore his anterior cruciate ligament and has to undergo surgery after a bad fall during practice at Philsports Arena Friday, one the eve of the national track and field team’s flight to this capital city.ADVERTISEMENT Tabal delivers first gold medal for PH, rules women’s marathon Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters LATEST STORIES “I don’t know why he had to still practice when he’s about to leave the next day,” said a disappointed Philippine Track and Field Association president Philip Ella Juico.READ: Obiena a sure gold in SEA GamesFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingBut Juico said he’s being taken care of and would still be qualified for Asian Games next year. “He will have surgery today,” he added.Obiena’s personal record of 5.50 meters is better than the existing SEA Games benchmark of 5.30 meters, making the 21-year-old vaulter a title favourite. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR View commentslast_img read more

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US gymnast Biles confirms world championships berth

first_imgCanadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical FILE – Gold medalist Simone Biles of the U.S. celebrates after her floor exercise on the second and last day of the apparatus finals of the Gymnastics World Championships at the Aspire Dome in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)Simone Biles won the all-around competition at the US selection camp Sunday to confirm her spot on a fifth straight gymnastics World Championships team.Biles, undefeated in official all-around competition for six years, will tie Kerri Strug as the only US women to compete at worlds in five different years when she takes part in the 2019 championships in Stuttgart, Germany, next month.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue MOST READ Liverpool 5 points clear at top after beating Chelsea 2-1 Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Becoming his own mancenter_img LATEST STORIES Biles tallied 58.55 points to prevail by .35 over Sunisa Lee.Biles had the top score on floor exercise and vault among 15 gymnasts competing in Sarasota, Florida.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40She opened on floor with the “triple-double” tumbling pass, the never-before-seen move featuring two flips and three twists which she debuted at the national championships in August.Biles claimed the lone automatic world championships team spot by winning the all-around. This jewelry designer is also an architect The rest of the US team will be chosen by the selection committee.Five more women will be named to the world championships team after another day of competition on Monday.The World Championships, which start on October 4, are the forerunner to the 2020 Tokyo Games, where Biles will be aiming to add to the five medals — four of them gold — that she won at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ P11-B loan for SEA Games hosting not an issue — Cayetano DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers View commentslast_img read more

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Moto One Power live images reveal notched display, dual rear cameras

first_imgMotorola has already launched a few phones with full-screen 18:9 displays this year to stay up-to-date with the industry trend. However, the industry has quickly moved on towards notched displays following the iPhone X. Most companies have jumped on the notch bandwagon, including Motorola’s parent company Lenovo with its recent Z5. It looks like Motorola isn’t far away from its own notched phone and some leaked live images this week seem to confirm the Moto One Power may just be that phone.We’ve been hearing about the Motorola One Power for a while now and just earlier this month a whole bunch of specs leaked out giving us an idea of what to expect. Now, some leaked hands-on images have surfaced, revealing the alleged mid-range smartphone from different angles. The reporter mentions that this is a prototype of the Moto One Power, so the final product may look a little different. The biggest highlight here is the presence of a pretty wide notch, similar to the iPhone X. There’s also a vertical dual camera system on the top left corner on the back. The Moto One Power may also sport a fingerprint sensor on the back embedded in the Moto logo. On the bottom, the prototype sports speakers on each side of a USB Type-C port. A lot of the elements here seem to inspired by the Lenovo Z5, which wouldn’t be too surprising. Some of the rumoured specs also sound similar to the Z5, including a Snapdragon 636 chipset powering the Moto One Power and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera.advertisementAs per a leaked spec sheet that surfaced earlier this month, the Moto One Power could bring a Z5-like 6.2-inch Full HD+ (2280×1080) display with a 19:9 aspect ratio. Meanwhile, the dual camera setup may include a 12-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary camera for depth. The spec sheet added a 4GB + 64GB configuration, but it’s still unclear whether more options can be expected. Unlike the Z5, however, the Moto One Power could house a bigger 3,780mAh battery.Notably, rumours suggest this is going to be Motorola’s Android One smartphone, which sounds great considering Motorola hasn’t had the best track record in pushing out timely Android updates for its phones. So what we could see is a pure, stock Android 8.1 Oreo phone in the coming days that promises monthly security updates and Android P and Q in the future. There is no word yet on when the Moto One Power will be unveiled, and the phone may just look a lot different from the leaked images above. We should know more in the days to come.last_img read more

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Waratahs accused of playing like Harlem Globetrotters after scare in Japan

first_img Since you’re here… Captain Michael Hooper has accused his NSW Waratahs of trying to play like the Harlem Globetrotters after scraping to an unimpressive 31-30 Super Rugby win over the Sunwolves. A record-breaking double from Israel Folau helped the Waratahs survive an enormous fright in Tokyo on Saturday, with the fast-finishing hosts coming painfully close to pulling off an upset.The Sunwolves were only denied victory when five-eighth Hayden Parker skewed a late dropped-goal attempt. Under pressure from Karmichael Hunt, Parker could not land his attempt from straight in front of the posts, ending a game in which the Kiwi’s accurate goalkicking kept the Sunwolves in touch. Topics Share on Messenger … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. news Support The Guardian Read more Share on Facebook Share on Pinterest Australia sportcenter_img Rugby union Share on Twitter Reuse this content Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Owen Farrell says England ready for any Wales dirty tricks in Cardiff Share on WhatsApp Super Rugby The visitors scored five tries to three but ill-discipline and poor handling let them down, as was the case in last week’s opening 20-19 loss to the Hurricanes. Hooper said his team were guilty of thinking it would come easily against opponents they had thrashed 77-25 last year. Their average winning margin in three previous matches against the Sunwolves was 40 points.“I think we potentially just tried to score some Harlem Globetrotter tries, which is not what we want to do,” Hooper said. “We want to build phases, put them under pressure and we didn’t do that. They capitalised on a lot of mistakes that we produced and then also put together some really good phases to keep us under pressure.”The Waratahs were forced to spend most of the last 10 minutes defending grimly after winger Gerhard van den Heever’s second try pulled the competition’s wooden spoon favourites to within a point. They missed 23 of 76 attempted tackles, conceding more than 600 running metres to the Sunwolves, while their scrum back-pedalled in worrying fashion early on.Wallabies fullback Folau rescued his team with some surging runs, crossing twice within five minutes midway through the first half. The first came from a slick Hunt offload while the second was typical Folau, leaving a trail of defenders in his wake. It lifted the 29-year-old to 58 Super Rugby tries, one ahead of former Brumbies great Joe Roff for the most by an Australian. Folau sits one try behind record holder, retired Blues flyer Doug Howlett.The visitors’ other first-half try was an opportunistic effort from inside centre Kurtley Beale. Back-rower Jack Dempsey burrowed over soon after the break, followed by a penalty try as the Sunwolves conceded a series of infringements on their line. The performance leaves plenty to mull for Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson, whose team sit out a bye next week.last_img read more

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23 days agoNapoli boss Ancelotti defends Genk stalemate

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Napoli boss Ancelotti defends Genk stalemateby Carlos Volcano23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNapoli boss Carlo Ancelotti defended their 0-0 draw at Champions League opponents Genk.The Azzurri hit the woodwork three times and saw Kalidou Koulibaly’s effort cleared off the line at the Luminus Arena.“It was a good performance and we had several chances for the breakthrough,” Ancelotti said on Sky Sport Italia.“Our finishing wasn’t very effective and we were a little unlucky too. The only risk we had at the back came after a slip, so we were always in control.“It’s an extra point, we showed grit and determination, but could’ve finished our chances better.” last_img read more

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Worn Out Wednesday – Brent Lamberti

first_img Getting to Know the Lithuanian Beer Scene Today we meet Brent Lamberti, the National Brand Ambassador for elit by Stolichnaya.I was born and raised on the North Shore of Long Island. I always dreamed of coming into the city as a kid. When I got my first job in Manhattan I was 18. Up until that point I was like most other suburban kids that dressed from their local malls. When I got to New York City I was so inspired by all the different unique looks and styles around me. You could get away with anything and no one would judge you. Around the age of 20 I started bartending. 15 years later I’m the National Brand Ambassador for elit by Stolichnaya Vodka. Working on elit there is a definite feeling I try to exude with my wardrobe, classic with an understated modern twist.  elit is the world’s first luxury vodka so I keep it classy, but I also don’t want to make it stuffy. Vodka has an energy to it.As for my personal style:Jeans: AG Graduate Shirts: Turnbull & Asser. If they’re good enough for James Bond, they’re good enough for me.Pants: John Varvatos Cash Trousers, dressy enough for meetings, but sporty enough to run around town with them all day.Suits: SuitSupply. I own 10 suits from them. They’re a very fashion forward brand with European flair at a reasonable price.Shoes: Converse II (all colors) Keeping it classic.Accessories: The Atlantic Fedora from Pork Pie Hatters on E.9th St NYC, Nixon Time Teller Acetate in Tortoise, Miansai necklaceOuterwear: All Saints Mahler Coat, Stutterheim RaincoatFavorite Cologne: I don’t wear cologne but I do love my Sandalwood after shave from The Art of the Shaving. Your favorite App: United Airlines (I travel a lot!)Favorite piece of technology: My iPhone. It’s my key to any city.Next tech purchase: I’d really love to get a wireless Sonos speaker system for my home. Is Falconer the Coolest Drinks Industry Profession Out There? 7 of the Best Drink References in Music Why Tea and Beer Go Well Together (and 5 Tea Beers to Try) The Best Lodges in the U.S. for Drinking and Relaxing Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

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You’ve Heard of Fusion Food, but Tehama 1 House is Fusion Architecture

first_img This Little House in Washington Has Big Personality Next Shark House’s Dramatic Angles Have Serious Bite Studio SchicketanzThroughout the home, the architects of Studio Schicketanz seamlessly blend the delicate geometry of Japanese style with the rough, cool finishes of traditional Mexican adobe abodes. At the front of the home is a set of concrete steps and a stone wall that leads to a steel and glass entryway. The roof extends to create a covered patio and provide protection from the desert sun. To the back of the home, the glass walls give way to concrete where privacy was needed for the bedroom and bathroom. The geometry of the steel framed walls and ceiling are repeated in the windows, creating a connection between the two distinct architectural styles.Inside, the home maintains a neutral color palette, allowing the homeowner’s artwork to pop against the beige concrete walls. The plastered adobe-inspired walls coordinate beautifully with the natural wood floors. In the center of the main living space, a large stone-covered fireplace adds a rustic masculine feel to the room. Decked out in contemporary seating, the family room becomes a luxurious spot to unwind after a day of desert adventures.Studio SchicketanzNowhere else in the home is the combining of the two styles more impressive than in the kitchen. Exotic wood cabinets blend perfectly with the plaster walls and ceiling. The black stone countertop stands in stark contrast to the beige tones of the room but is balanced by the black framing of the french doors. Southwestern-patterned upholstery on the stools coordinates with the Japanese-style woven shade on the window. The room is warm and welcoming with a subtle masculine flair that would make anyone excited to whip up a gourmet meal.In keeping with the desire to connect with nature, the entire home is built around a central courtyard. The walls of glass and french doors leading to the courtyard flood the home with natural light while providing stunning views of the desert and mountains beyond. The outdoor space features a sitting area and fireplace that makes for the ultimate summertime hangout spot.Throughout the space, there is a constant contrast between style, materials, and finishes that on paper shouldn’t work together but come together to create a truly incredible home. Editors’ Recommendations Previous 1 of 11 Studio SchicketanzFew design influences could be further apart than Japanese and Mexican, and yet that’s exactly what Tehama 1 House is — a desert lodge that uses traditional Japanese aesthetics combined with Mexican adobe style finishes. The result is a stunning and truly unique retreat in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California.The brainchild of the folks over at Studio Schicketanz, Tehama 1 House was designed to be a neutral palette for the homeowner’s collection of art and antique furnishings while providing them with a connection to the outdoors. Thailand’s WARchitect Design Studio is Elevating Home Design This Desert Oasis Is a Stylish Update on Classic Adobe Homes Desert Wing’s Sharp Angles Bring Drama to the Desertlast_img read more

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Sembawang Shipyard Secures Diamond Princess Contract

first_img此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Print  Close My location zoom Sembawang Shipyard, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine has secured the upgrading of 115 ,875 grt passenger ship Diamond Princess from Princess Cruises, USA.Mr John Gunner, Senior Vice President, Technical, Princess Cruises said “We are very pleased with the recent retrofit to our Sun Princess by Sembawang Shipyard. The Shipyard’s team has shown dedication and commitment working closely with our team and successfully completing the revitalization work in a timely manner and to a high QHSE standard expected for all Princess dockings. As such, we are pleased to award the upgrading of Diamond Princess to Sembawang Shipyard. Princess Cruises is also pleased to come onboard the long-term Favoured Customer Contract which Carnival Corporation has with Sembawang Shipyard for our future dockings in Singapore. We look forward to a good partnership in the years ahead which will enhance the results of our docking and revitalization program.”“We are very pleased to be chosen by Princess Cruises for the upgrading of Diamond Princess and welcome Princess Cruises as a long-term partner of Sembawang Shipyard. We thank Princess Cruises for the support and the confidence in our Shipyard,” said Mr P K Ong, Managing Director of Sembawang Shipyard.The award of the upgrading work on Diamond Princess reinforces Sembawang Shipyard’s position as one of the world’s leading shipyards and Asia’s number 1 shipyard for cruise ship upgrading and repairs. The Diamond Princess is scheduled to enter Sembawang Shipyard on 12 March 2014.The above contract is not expected to have any material impact on the earnings per share and net tangible assets per share of Sembcorp Marine for the year ending December 31, 2013. Sembcorp Marine, October 10, 2013last_img read more

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McGill University offers gesture of reconciliation with Indigenous people

first_imgTom Fennario APTN National NewsOne of Canada’s most prestigious schools has made a gesture of reconciliation with Indigenous people.And from the sounds of it, it’s one of the first of many more to come from McGill University.last_img

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Money Madness AP analysis shows growing gap in NCAA payouts

HARTFORD, Conn. — March Madness has been a bonanza for the Ohio Valley Conference.The league placed two teams in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament for the first time in 32 years. Then Murray State and Belmont both won games, making them darlings for underdog-loving fans everywhere.The big payoff for the conference’s 12 schools comes over the next six years, a windfall of at least $6.77 million that starts in 2020 with a $1.1 million payment from the NCAA.The NCAA distributes millions each year to conferences based on teams that make the tournament and win. Last year, the payouts were $216 million.An AP analysis of more than $3 billion in payments distributed over more than 20 years shows a bigger portion of funds going toward the five most powerful conferences in college sports.Windfalls like the one the heading toward the Ohio Valley have become tougher to come by.___Associated Press data journalist Larry Fenn contributed to this report.___More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/MarchMadness and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25Ralph D. Russo, The Associated Press read more

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Army not a killing machine

External Affairs Minister Professor G.L Peiris says the army is not a killing machine and it’s a misconception to assume that.He says many, including the UN, have found the military to be useful and the work they have done in regards to construction of houses and roads is a very good step in the transition from conflicts to stability. In an interview with the Voice of Russia the Minister said that the army has also been trained to take humanitarian functions as different situations demand. He also insisted that the government wants to further scale down the military presence in the North but it would be a step by step process. “The general trend of direction is clear, we would like to reduce the military presence there as we move along, but the exigency may vary in different parts of the country. So you should take into account the contextual consideration. Certainly, we want to scale it down, but we would do that in a manner that is appropriate for a particular situation. One of the most important things is that people themselves want the army to play this role of an assistant,” he said.Minister Peiris also said that next month the people of the North will be able to elect members of their provincial council and the government is looking forward to that and any other event that is going to enrich the democratic process in Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Government says Mattala airport deal has several preconditions

Nimal Siripala de Silva said that the deal with an Indian company to operate the airport is purely a business deal. The airport has been running at a loss since it was launched and all scheduled flights to the airport had also come to a halt. The Government says the Mattala airport deal with India has several pre-conditions.Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Nimal Siripala de Silva said that among the pre-conditions in the agreement is that the airport can only be used for commercial operations and not military operations. Under the agreement being discussed with India the Indian company will receive 70% while Sri Lanka receives 30% of management rights. (Colombo Gazette) The airport, constructed with Chinese funding, has however been used when flights are diverted from the Katunayake airport.Nimal Siripala de Silva said that the deal to operate the airport and make it profitable was first offered to local investors and even China yet the proposals received were not acceptable so Sri Lanka turned to India. read more

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UN chief welcomes agreement aiming to restore democracy to Burkina Faso

In a statement attributable to his spokesperson, Mr. Ban congratulated the people of Burkina Faso on the adoption of an agreement on the principle of a one-year civilian-led transition, resulting in the holding of democratic elections in November 2015. “The Secretary-General commends all Burkinabé stakeholders for their sense of responsibility and for their willingness to engage in constructive dialogue,” said UN spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric, briefing the press at UN Headquarters this afternoon.“He further encourages all parties to continue to use dialogue to rapidly reach an agreement on an eminent civilian personality to lead the transition process.”Thousands of Burkinabé protesters took to the streets last week in the capital of Ouagadougou, facing off with security forces outside the presidential palace amid deadly violence that included the ransacking of Government buildings and the state television headquarters. Following the violence, former President Blaise Compaoré announced his resignation, ending his 27-year stay in office, and handed power over to the military.The Secretary-General also applauded the joint mediation efforts which united the UN, the African Union, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), and the Presidents of Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal, in bringing “a smooth and peaceful transition in Burkina Faso.” read more

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A games industry in transition and why Steam needs to stream

first_imgThe video game industry has been changing at a fairly rapid pace for the last few years, with the speed increasing ever since the current generation of consoles came to market. In the console space the availability of Xbox Live and PSN has made it possible to purchase games digitally and extend games you already own on disc with digitally downloaded content. For PC gamers, digital download stores are fast becoming the norm as piracy means publishers are shipping discs with horrible DRM systems that make playing offline impossible, or upgrading your graphics card undesirable as your games are rendered unplayable.The future, up until recently, certainly looked digital, with everyone downloading their entertainment rather than buying it on a disc. Smartphones and tablets reinforced this by offering up thousands of titles that couldn’t be acquired any other way aside from downloading them. The future was set for digital downloads to become the norm. That was, until another disruptive service entered the market — games that you didn’t need to download, and better yet, that could be played on any device regardless of how powerful it was or what platform the game had originally been created for. This technology allowed a game to be streamed to your device and played remotely, with your input streamed back to a server that was actually powering the game in place of your local hardware.So far there are two such services offering this streaming gaming experience: OnLive and Gakai. Both look set to upset the balance once more for gaming services and consumers alike. If physical media is starting to have trouble competing with digital versions, how do individual platforms compete with a service that can serve up games from any platform, to any device, for a similar price?As these streaming services become better established and sign more deals with publishers, they will disrupt more platforms. However, the first services to be affected will undoubtedly be the digital download services offering up PC titles. The most well-established of these is Valve’s Steam, which offers up just about every major game released on the PC, and regularly holds sales to entice us gamers to purchase a huge library of titles. And yet, Steam’s future was starting to look a little shaky even before OnLive and Gakai turned up. Publishers are realizing the value of offering games direct to consumers in digital form, and some have already opened up competing download stores. The best example of this is EA’s Origin service, which insists you have a login for certain high-profile games released under EA’s label, e.g. Battlefield 3. These — often major — games are also not available through Steam because of what EA describes as unworkable licensing terms.EA may have jumped first by launching Origin, but other big names publishers will surely follow. Gamers could be faced with having to keep several digital store accounts active just to play the games they want. This will certainly put the squeeze on independent stores like Steam, but also less dominant services. Add to that the growing library of games OnLive and Gakai will offer, and the outlook doesn’t seem bright for digital download stores.However, of all the independent digital games stores out there, Valve is the one most likely to take a stand and stop Steam fading into the background. It has taken years to establish Steam as the number one digital games store, and Valve certainly has the money to react to a growing threat. While alternative stores setup by publishers may block some content, there will always be developers and publishers willing to sign up to be distributed through Steam. There’s also that other major advantage Steam has in the form of Half-Life, CounterStrike, Left 4 Dead, and Team Fortress. All very popular titles, and all owned by parent company Valve.The major threat to Steam in the long-term comes from digital streaming services. Valve could react to such competition by developing its own streaming game service, but that’s no small task. As well as figuring out the tech, Valve would have to make major investments in backend hardware allowing hundreds of games to be streamed to players around the world. Would it be willing to make such an investment while existing cloud services gain in popularity and user numbers?There is an alternative though, and it could rocket Steam to the top of the digital gaming services like a bullet.Both OnLive and Gaikai are backed by a number of investors independent of the gaming industry. Valve could approach either service in a bid to take a stake and integrate cloud streaming into Steam. This could happen with Valve being just a customer, but I doubt the company would settle for that seeing as how important Steam is as a service to them. With Valve becoming a (significant) shareholder in either OnLive or Gaikai, it would secure Steam’s future in terms of offering streaming games, help keep both services independent, as well as forming a good investment for Valve going forward. The other advantage this offers is a workaround for the issue of how to offer titles publishers don’t want on Steam directly, as they could be offered as streaming-only titles.There is no easy answer to the threat of streaming from OnLive and Gaikai. Competing directly with them requires huge investment and development commitments, and then there’s sure to be a few patent lawsuits appearing relating to cloud gaming technology. Partnerships may be the better option, but then it does remove some control away from a service like Steam.Of course, cloud streaming games might end up not being popular, but the promise of developing a game for PC, and then streaming it to iOS, Android, Mac OS X, Linux, Windows Phone, and any other platforms they care to support, is too good of an opportunity for publishers, developers, and consumers to pass up.last_img read more

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Apple visé par une plainte collective de parents

first_imgApple visé par une plainte collective de parentsLa marque à la pomme va être traduite devant la justice par des parents excédés de payer les extensions de jeux gratuits de leurs enfants.Le système de paiement intégré aux applications iOS d’Apple commence à énerver des parents américains. L’un d’eux a même porté plainte en recours collectif auprès d’un tribunal de San Francisco pour dénoncer ce système présent dans les titres gratuits qui permet d’acquérir du contenu additionnel (personnages, niveaux, armes…) en utilisant le compte iTunes et les coordonnées bancaires associées, explique Zdnet.Ce père de famille dénonce le caractère addictif de ces jeux, qui aurait poussé ses filles à dépenser plus de 200 dollars. Le fait que le mot de passe utilisé pour un achat in-app est le même que celui qui sert à valider n’importe quel achat sur iTunes est également pointé du doigt, un enfant ayant connaissance de ce mot de passe pouvant acheter sans l’accord de ses parents. Les plaignants veulent obtenir le remboursement des sommes dépensées par les enfants, des frais de justice ainsi que des dommages.Le 18 avril 2011 à 18:51 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Health advises on best practices to avoid mosquito bites

first_img ZIKA Press Release Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:Chikungunya, Dengue, Environmental Health Department, floods, Mosquitoes Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvedienciales, 02 Oct 2015 – All of the rainfall on the ground will mean mosquitoes on the increase and the Environmental Health Department is warning residents to take personal precautions. Using oils on standing water, reducing containers which collect or hold water from around your home or business, dressing appropriately with long sleeves and using mosquito repellents which contain deet are among the ways cited by the EHD as helpful. Mosquitoes carry diseases like Dengue Fever and Chikungunya; which are both existent in the Turks and Caicos Islands. To see more protective suggestions by Environment Health, go to MagneticMediaTV.com. Recommended for you TCIG ready to spend to stop Zika Zika spread by sex too, says Scientistlast_img read more

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Wilmington Rec Department WCTV Put Out Call For Volunteers

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Recreation Department and Wilmington Community Television recently announced several upcoming volunteer opportunities.Easter Egg ScrambleThe Wilmington Recreation Department is looking for volunteers to help out at its Annual Easter Egg Scramble on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at the Wilmington Town Common. As many volunteer as possible are needed from 1pm to 2pm. If you are willing and available to help out, please call the Recreation Department at 978-658-4270 or email Karen Campbell at kcampbell@wilmingtonma.govWCTV Crew CallWant to record a community event or be a part of a WCTV-led crew? Here are some things that are coming up on the calendar. Please note that the spring Wildcat sports season is getting underway and WCTV is seeking play-by-play and camera operators for baseball, softball and lacrosse.Wetland Resource Areas and Conservation Land in Wilmington: What Does It All Mean?Wednesday, April 10th – 7PMWilmington Memorial LibraryTown Conservation Agent Ryan Hale will provide an overview of the Town’s wetland resource areas and conservation land.Little League ParadeSaturday, April 20th – 10AMTown Common to Rotary ParkSeeking camera operators.Easter Egg HuntSaturday, April 20th – 2PMTown CommonSeeking camera operators.Explore the Quabbin ReservoirMonday, May 6th – 2:30PMWilmington Memorial LibraryHow much do you know about the Quabbin Reservoir? Nancy Huntington, from the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation will discuss its history, its construction and how it is managed.Great Public Gardens of New EnglandWilmington Memorial LibraryThursday, May 23th – 7PMJoin avid gardener, photographer and lecturer Suzanne Mahler, and take a colorful journey through New England.Memorial DayMonday, May 27th – 10AMTown Common / Wildwood CemeterySeeking camera operators.There are obviously MANY more events going on around Wilmington. If something catches your eye, grab a camera and share it with the community! Email WCTV Executive Director Shaun Neville at sneville@wctv.org to get started.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWCTV News & Notes: Registration Now Open For Popular Weekend Youth ProgramIn “Community”VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: WCTV Looking For Volunteers To Film Upcoming Community EventsIn “Community”VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: WCTV Looking For Camera Operators & Commentators For WHS Fall SportsIn “Community”last_img read more

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Cold weather in store for Ladysmith this weekend

first_imgClick to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! Brace yourselves for a chilly weekend in Ladysmith, as a cold front is passing through KwaZulu-Natal.According to the South African Weather Service, rain and cold is predicted throughout KZN.Also read: Warning: Rain and cold predicted in Ladysmith for the rest of the dayAlso read: 5 things to do on a cold winter’s dayMotorists are advised to exercise caution during these inclement weather conditions. Please drive safely! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

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