Balkman no hard feelings after finals loss: ‘Credit to Ginebra for doing a great job’

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Some stories are not meant to have happy endings.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal When Renaldo Balkman’s lifetime ban from the PBA got lifted, he was hell bent on shifting his career to new heights and give San Miguel, the franchise he previously played for, another title.Fresh off a championship with Alab Pilipinas in the ASEAN Basketball League, Balkman had the momentum to lead the Beermen to a second straight PBA Commissioner’s Cup but alas it wasn’t to be.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’READ: Santos swallows San Miguel’s ‘painful’ loss to Ginebra It was Balkman’s Alab teammate Justin Brownlee who got his hands in the Commissioner’s Cup as Ginebra took down San Miguel in six games with a 93-77 win in Game 6. GALLERY: Ginebra wins first PBA Commissioner’s Cup title in 21 years ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins “It’s all good, it was a hard battle, and they came out with the win, so congratulates to them,” said Balkman Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena. “I’m a little frustrated, of course, I mean you lost a championship game but at the end of the day, we came with a goal but I’m not a sore loser.”“We give credit to Ginebra for doing a great job. Congratulations to my man Brownlee, B and B, it was well deserved.”READ: Ginebra dethrones San Miguel, cops PBA Commissioner’s Cup titleBalkman first played for San Miguel, then known as Petron, in the 2013 PBA Commissioner’s Cup and lead the team to a 5-1 start but his life with his new team ended in a snap, or rather a choke.Balkman and San Miguel have already put what happened in the past and the former New York Knick said he’s willing to become a Beerman once more in the future.ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firms “If I’m available next year, and they want me, of course I have no reason to say no,” said Balkman who had 24 points and 14 rebounds. “If I do it will be another great year for me to come back and redeem myself again.”“This whole year has been a great year for me. Through the grace of God, He gave me another chance to play basketball again. At my age [34-years-old] I’m still playing at a high level.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View commentslast_img read more

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CCCR and Dawson Creek Chamber of Commerce release statement on the Caribou Recovery Socio-Economic Impact Report

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Concerned Citizens for Caribou Recovery and the Dawson Creek Chamber of Commerce released a statement in regards to Blair Lekstrom’s report on the socio-economic impacts of the Caribou Recovery Program.In a release, the groups say a temporary moratorium on new resource development within the South Peace Caribou matrix is an appropriate decision.They feel this decision will prevent further erosion of Caribou habitat.- Advertisement -While a temporary moratorium has been put in place, both the Provincial and Federal Government have decided to go ahead with the signing of the Section 11 draft agreement, however, the Government says they will continue to engage with the affected communities and stakeholders.Both the CCCR and the Chamber thank Blair Lekstrom and all levels of government for taking the time to listen and acknowledge the concerns that were voiced over the current partnership agreement.“Our Teams would like to thank the Prime Minister Trudeau’s cabinet, Premier Horgan’scabinet and Blair Lekstrom for listening to and acknowledging the collective voices fromour region who had genuine concern about the partnership agreement in its currentform.”Advertisement Both groups say they look forward to further collaboration with Lekstrom, other stakeholders and all levels of government for a made in the South Peace plan for Caribou Recovery.The full statement can be found on the Concerned Citizens for Caribou Recovery’s Facebook page.last_img read more

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WANT YOUR BUSINESS LISTED ON DONEGAL’S BIGGEST NEWS WEBSITE FROM €4 PER WEEK

first_imgAdvertising with Donegal’s biggest news website isn’t as expensive as you might have first thought.Donegal Daily are now setting up a go to Sales & Services business directory section which serves the whole of the county and beyond. Unlike your normal business directories, Donegal Daily have decided to limit each category to only 5 businesses e.g only 5 plumbers will be under plumbing. So a first come first serve basis will be implemented.Alongside your business being listed in front of 55,000 daily readers 24/7, we at Donegal Daily will be advertising a different category a week and will promote the 5 businesses within the category. So your business and category will be promoted on average 2-5 times a year by us.We aim to have the business directory the go to place in Donegal if you require sales or services.Our Sales & Services section is live and contains listings, have a look at these listings to get an idea of the information that will be displayed. If you or your business would like to avail of this fantastic promotional offer please do not hesitate and contact Hugh, as spaces are limited:Hugh on 087 164 1160 ORhughboyle95@gmail.comWANT YOUR BUSINESS LISTED ON DONEGAL’S BIGGEST NEWS WEBSITE FROM €4 PER WEEK was last modified: June 29th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:business listingssales & serviceslast_img read more

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Adams plans return after two-year ban

first_imgHeavyweight Ali Adams plans to return to the ring next month following a two-year ban for an anti-doping offence.The Chelsea-based Iraqi, 32, was suspended after testing positive for stanozolol, an anabolic steroid, after his fourth-round stoppage defeat against Audley Harrison in May 2012.He has reapplied for a license from the British Boxing Board of Control and has re-signed with manager Steve Goodwin.Adams said: “I am delighted to be back. I made a genuine mistake and paid the price. That is now behind me and I want to move on.“I class Steve as a friend. He kept in contact with me throughout my ban and gave me support.“I will keep active and build up towards titles. It is time for the talking to stop and for me to do my stuff in the ring and I am so hungry now to put things right.”The defeat to Harrison was the fourth loss of Adams’ 18-fight career and took his record to 13-4-1.See also:Harrison destroys Adams on ring returnAdams tests positive for banned substanceFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Alexander Forbes adopts high school

first_img12 August 2011Memezelo Secondary School in Soshanguve, north of Pretoria, is the latest public school in South Africa to partner with an established private sector group.Leading financial services group Alexander Forbes has adopted the school in a bid to help it improve the quality of its education output. The cooperation was formally launched on 3 August at Memezelo.Alexander Forbes will share expertise – ranging from financial management to leadership skills – with Memezelo, with the aim of advancing administration and teaching at the school. The ultimate goal is an improvement in matric results.Monetary investments into Memezelo will come at a later stage, said Alexander Forbes CEO Edward Kieswetter. For now the focus is on stabilising human capacity.Initial investments will go towards fixing the school’s hall and several classrooms, as well building a computer laboratory and a library. “We’ll start looking at building those over the next few months,” said Kieswetter.Alexander Forbes conducted a security risk audit at the school, and found that security needs to be bolstered. This, too, will be taken care of.Kieswetter has set up a mentoring relationship with Memezelo principal Prince Maluleke, which involves the transfer of management and leadership skills. The principal was invited to Alexander Forbes’ leadership conference held in Cape Town in January 2011, where, he said, he learnt a lot.Management teams from both sides will also meet for training programmes, while teachers have received education in personal finance management. “A financially healthy teacher is a productive teacher,” said Maluleke.HIV/Aids training sessions for teachers have started, and will be conducted over 12 months.The partnership is a direct result of Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe’s involvement in Memezelo’s affairs. He adopted the school in January 2010 to help it improve.“I am confident that this commitment will go a long way towards improving the quality of education in this school,” said Motlanthe, speaking at the launch. “Through this partnership we will turn Memezelo into one of the highest performing schools.”Formerly one of Gauteng’s more troublesome schools, Memezelo is turning the tide on poor matric performance, lack of order and mismanagement. The school scored an 83.3% matric pass rate in 2010.Kieswetter said Alexander Forbes plans to sustain the relationship with Memezelo over many years to come. “It’s a journey that will unfold.”Bursaries for top performersAlexander Forbes will award bursaries to Memezelo matriculants who pass with flying colours. This announcement encouraged the school’s 2011 Grade 12 pupils to study hard and score high marks.Matric pupil Babuyile Ncube fancies her chances of obtaining the coveted bursary. An orphan dependent on her grandmother, she’s fully aware that the bursary could be a life-changing opportunity.“It’s up to me to take this opportunity. I have to work hard,” said Ncube. The teenager, who wants to enrol for a biotechnology degree, is confident of her examination prospects. “I have many chances in making it. I need the bursary.”Another Grade 12 pupil, Constance Madonsela, said the bursary offer was motivational.Principal Maluleke encouraged his pupils to work hard. “Go get those As, they will take all of you to university,” he told the pupils.Alexander Forbes will focus on training programmes and “making bursaries available to committed pupils who perform well”, said Motlanthe.A call to adopt schoolsThe government is confident that more businesses will heed its call to invest in public schools, scores of which are still disadvantaged.Motlanthe and basic education minister Angie Motshekga met 150 local business leaders in November 2010 to discuss Business-Adopt-a-School initiatives. Businesses did make pledges to support such schemes, according to Motlanthe.Alexander Forbes’ initiative is “one of the first of many that I hope will continue to follow from the private sector”, said Motlanthe. “We encourage others from the business sector to heed this example as part of their corporate social investment programmes.”While the government was “acutely aware” that it’s responsible for the achievement of quality primary education, it also needs help from businesses, said the deputy president.“The government cannot do without businesses,” said Gauteng Legislature member Molebatsi Bopape, adding that the education department has done well in transforming the school into an environment conducive to learning.First published by MediaClubSouthAfrica.com – get free high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service.last_img read more

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South African TV ‘white space’ trial goes live

first_img20 June 2014Microsoft on Wednesday launched the implementation phase of the second TV white space trial in South Africa, providing wireless broadband over a “white space” network to underserved communities in Limpopo province in a bid to validate the technology as a means of providing low-cost, high-speed internet connectivity in developing countries.Groundwork for the pilot project, which follows Google’s launch of a similar pilot among 10 schools in Cape Town last March, first started in July 2013.In both cases, the trials seek to demonstrate that broadband can be offered over white spaces – unused channels in the broadcast TV spectrum – without interfering with licensed spectrum holders, while offering an affordable means of democratising broadband internet access.The government has set itself the medium-term target of delivering broadband to 80 percent of South Africans by 2020.Microsoft is partnering on the project with the Department of Science and Technology, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, and local network builder and equipment vendor Multisource.The first beneficiaries of the project will be the University of Limpopo and five high schools within an 8-kilometre radius of the university.Speaking at a launch event at the university on Wednesday, Vice-Chancellor Mahlo Mokgalong said the project would help students at the schools and the university to become “true 21st century students and, eventually, valuable employees”.Microsoft South Africa MD Mteto Nyati said: “We need to enable our citizens to live, work and play on the global stage … Almost 60 percent of employees in a recent 21st century skills study said they developed most of the skills they use in their current jobs outside of school.”The Department of Science and Technology’s Isaac Maredi said the project would serve as a testing ground “for developing a nationally applicable model that will meet government’s goal of providing low-cost broadband access to the majority of South Africans by 2020, in line with the Cabinet-approved broadband policy and ICT vision, as set out in the National Development Plan.”The project is one of four TV white space trials that Microsoft is running in Africa. Last year, it launched trials in Kenya and Tanzania that combine white space technology with solar power to deliver high-speed internet access in areas not even connected to the national electricity grid. And earlier this year, it launched a similar trial in Ghana.The company also has trials under way or completed in the UK, Singapore and the Philippines.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Comparing the Properties of Insulation Materials

first_imgWe’ve all seen tables that list the R-value per inch for a variety of insulation types. These tables are handy, of course, but because old information is endlessly republished, in some cases long after the old information becomes obsolete, the tables are often flawed. Most authors make little effort to update these tables in light of the latest information from researchers.Many authors, including me, have reported that polyisocyanurate has an R-value of R-7 per inch. That information is both obsolete and misleading — a lower value is more accurate — yet it still shows up in many online tables and articles.In some cases, older R-value tables have values that are misleadingly low. For example, in the old days, most fiberglass batts had relatively low R-values — in the range of R-3.2 to R-3.4 per inch. But insulation manufacturers now offer high-density fiberglass batts with R-values of R-3.7 per inch or more.The information in the table below reflects recent manufacturing changes and researchers’ findings, making it more up-to-date than information in some online tables. Moreover, the table includes information that is often lacking from R-value tables, including information on cold-weather performance and thermal drift. A few general principles and hints Where can I find brand-specific R-value information? In the U.S., insulation manufacturers are required by law to report the R-values of their products to builders and homeowners. Acceptable laboratory test methods for determining R-value, and requirements for R-value labeling, are specified by a federal law (16 CFR 460) called the R-value Rule. Because of this law, most major insulation manufacturers publish trustworthy R-value information.If you want to know the R-value of a specific product, the information is usually available with a simple web search. (For example, this useful document reports the R-values of all of… This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.center_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log inlast_img read more

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IOTA gets ready to hack for climate change this fall

first_imgTags:#Blockchain#Cleantech21#DLT#Hack4Climate#Internet of Things#IoT#IOTA#UN Climate Change#United Nations Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The IOTA Foundation will be the platform sponsor for the upcoming Hack4Climate conference, taking place from November 12 to 16 in Bonn, Germany, alongside the UN Climate Change Conference.A blockchain hackathon for climate change is scheduled to last all four days. Developers will team up with climate experts to build unique solutions using distributed ledger technology (DLT).See Also: For future transactions, in blockchain we trust“Our team is very happy to welcome IOTA Foundation as platform sponsor,” said Nick Beglinger, CEO of the Zurich-based Cleantech21 foundation and initiator of Hack4Climate. “IOTA’s focus and unique strengths regarding Internet of Things (IoT) are key tools in the fight against climate change. Climate action requires absolute transparency, and transparency requires completely reliable data.”Developers will look into ways of verifying air monitoring data and enabling IDs for refugees escaping areas of severe climate change, using blockchain as the framework for new tools.“We have fully committed to this first Hackathon, because IOTA is all about building a better world, and tackling climate change is a huge part of it,” said Dominik Schiener, co-founder of IOTA and Hack4Climate jury member. “IOTA is already working with many leading organizations from the private and public sector across the world as we were created because of the understanding of how important IoT is for making the global economy more sustainable. Starting with Hack4Climate, we aim to bring the climate and DLT communities together.”There will be 15 pre-workshops for developers and climate experts interested in the Hack4Climate conference. For more information, check www.hack4climate.org. Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Follow the Puck David Currylast_img read more

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Previous governments did not give push to infrastructure: Modi

first_imgThe third phase of the Pune Metro Rail project would address the traffic woes of lakhs of professionals working and living in one of India’s biggest IT hubs, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Tuesday after laying the foundation stone of Line 3 of the Pune Metro rail project.The 23.3 km stretch will link Pune’s IT hub in Hinjewadi with Shivajinagar in the heart of the city.Speaking at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Sports complex in Balewadi, Mr. Modi said,“The Metro is fast turning into a lifeline of a growing city. People, be they students, professionals or businessmen do not want to waste valuable time on commute. They want to maintain a proper work-life balance. This line [bridging Hinjewadi with Shivajinagar] will considerably provide relief to citizens hassled by traffic congestion.” The line is being developed by the Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority (PMRDA) on the Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Transfer (DBFOT) basis at an estimated cost of ₹8,313 crore.Reiterating the Centre’s commitment to enhancing connectivity in cities, Mr. Modi said the Hinjewadi-Shivajinagar Metro was the first project to be based on a public-private partnership (PPP) model under the Centre’s new policy introduced in 2016.Crediting the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government for bringing the Delhi Metro project to fruition, Mr. Modi administered a veiled rebuke to the opposition for their tardiness in executing development works.“If the Vajpayee government had been given more time, then all parts of Mumbai and many other cities would have been connected by Metro till now…our government has given infrastructural projects like the Metro rail speed and scale,” he said, observing that 650 km of new Metro lines in the country would be completed in the near future.Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said the proposed Metro line would also help improve the efficiency of Hinjewadi’s IT workforce.“Lakhs of people working at the Hinjewadi IT park have helped put Pune on the global map. Yet, they have had to face severe traffic problems and lose valuable time in their daily commute. So, the decision to launch this metro line was taken by keeping in mind people who are creating jobs and value for us,” Mr. Fadnavis said.He said that employees would be directly able to reach the gates of their offices once the line was completed.“This will not only help save precious commute time but also help reduce environmental pollution,” said the Chief Minister, adding that the deployment electric buses in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad in conjunction of the Metro routes would considerably reduce the city’s traffic problems in the future.Union Minister Prakash Javadekar and Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao were also present on the occasion. Opposition boycotts However, while Pune Guardian Minister Girish Bapat and MP Anil Shirole were present on the dais with the PM, conspicuously absent were NCP MP Supriya Sule as well as the two Shiv Sena MPs of Pune district – Shrirang Barne from Maval and Shivajirao Adhalrao-Patil from Shirur – who decided to skip the inauguration as their names were ‘missing’ from the list of invitees.“The invitation card that I received only carried the name of BJP MP Anil Shirole. It only reflects the condescending attitude of the BJP which wants to grab all the credit for the development works,” said Mr. Adhalrao-Patil.last_img read more

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Report: Chelsea 3 BATE 1

first_imgRuben Loftus-Cheek provided a timely reminder of his quality with a fine hat-trick in just his second start of the season as Chelsea sealed a comprehensive 3-1 win over BATE in the Europa League.The England international has found playing time hard to come by this term, but grasped a rare chance afforded by head coach Maurizio Sarri as the Blues made it three wins from three in Group L to close on the knockout stages.Loftus-Cheek had not scored a Chelsea goal since April 2016 before pulling off two expert finishes inside the opening eight minutes at Stamford Bridge as a Chelsea team featuring a number of fringe players overwhelmed an inferior BATE side. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! The pick of his goals came in the 53rd minute to put the result beyond doubt and, despite Aleksey Rios scoring a late consolation goal for the visitors, he continued to shine on an evening that will go down as one of his best as a Chelsea player.A HAT-TRICK FOR RUBEN! #CFCvBATE pic.twitter.com/32x9lzGrO8— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) October 25, 2018Davide Zappacosta sped down the right flank in the second minute and cut the ball back to Loftus-Cheek who provided a clinical finish, steering a first-time shot just to the right of goalkeeper Denis Scherbitski without hesitation.Loftus-Cheek’s second was all about his positional play, the 22-year-old arriving ahead of Olivier Giroud to apply a side-footed volley to Willian’s corner and again finding the net low to Scherbitski’s right.A move that started with Loftus Cheek in his own half saw Pedro burst down the left flank and, when he was dispossessed, Chelsea’s home-grown talent was on hand to guide home his hat-trick goal.Sarri gave 17-year-old winger Callum Hudson-Odoi half an hour as a substitute and he showed glimpses of why he is considered an exciting prospect as the Blues continued to attack.Though Chelsea switched off for a moment to allow Rios to arrive unmarked and volley Igor Stasevich’s cross into the net from close range, it failed to take the shine off a more than satisfactory night for Sarri’s men.What it means: Belarus’ best no match for back-up BluesSarri has found a winning formula in Europe without fielding his preferred strongest line-up and will have been delighted to see the likes of Loftus-Cheek and Gary Cahill step up while Eden Hazard and David Luiz were rested.Loftus-Cheek brings back memories of RussiaThe World Cup may seem a long time ago as the UK winter draws closer but Loftus-Cheek’s confident display of attacking link play and near-constant endeavour brought back memories of his best moments for England in Russia.Hleb a shadow of his former selfAlyaksandr Hleb was a force to be reckoned with during his time at Arsenal and Barcelona but at the age of 37 he struggled to keep up with Chelsea’s fast, free-flowing brand of football.Key Opta Facts:- Chelsea have won their first three group stage games in a season in major European competition for the first time since the 2010-11 Champions League campaign.- Ruben Loftus-Cheek became the first English player to score a European hat-trick for Chelsea since 29th September 1971; when Peter Osgood scored five goals and Tommy Baldwin netted three against Jeunesse Hautcharage in the Cup Winners’ Cup.- Loftus-Cheek’s opening goal versus BATE came with his first shot on target for Chelsea in 2018-19 (in his fourth appearance) – he then scored with his second and third shots on target of the season later in the game.- Loftus-Cheek scored more goals in the opening 53 minutes of this match (three) as he had previously in 35 games for Chelsea (two).- Willian’s appearance in this match was his 250th in all competitions for Chelsea since joining the club in August 2013.3 – Ruben Loftus-Cheek is the first English player to score a hat-trick in the UEFA Europa League since Harry Kane for Spurs vs Asteras Tripolis in October 2014. Treble. pic.twitter.com/zFTMnMm61h— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 25, 2018What’s next:Chelsea, who drew 2-2 with Manchester United last weekend, travel to Turf Moor as they look to get back to winning ways in the Premier League against Burnley on Sunday, while BATE will aim to take a step closer to the league title as they face Gomel. read morelast_img read more

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