LeBron puts on show for ‘unbelievable’ PH fans, vows to come back

first_imgMOST READ “I said it two years ago that I was coming back. Last year, some unfortunate event happened but I’m back,” James told the packed crowd at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday night.“I’m happy spending this time with you guys throughout my busy schedule, but there’s no way I wasn’t going to be back here in Manila this year and I’m happy I’m celebrating this time with you,” added the NBA superstar of the Cleveland Cavaliers.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 openingThe 32-year-old James had the fans on the edge of their seats with his electrifying dunks when he entered at the five-minute mark of the exhibition game pitting the young guns of Gilas Pilipinas against the former and veteran national team players.LeBron James puts on show for ‘unbelievable’ PH fans for 3rd time5.5K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 View comments Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side LeBron thanks ‘patient’ Philippines for welcoming him back The three-time NBA champion drew a thunderous roar from the crowd after shaking the rim with his patented Statue of Liberty dunk wherein his arm is stretched in the air and as far back behind his head before emphatically putting it through the hoop.James was just warming up.The four-time MVP delivered another one-handed throwdown, but this time, taking off farther than the first. James fittingly closed the show with a windmill to beat the final buzzer before he was mobbed by Ravena and company, who beat Jayson Castro and the rest of the OG team, 91-72.“You guys are unbelievable and I thank you so much for being part of the LeBron James Tour 2017 and I hope you guys continue to welcome me because I would love to come back.”ADVERTISEMENT Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion James, who, arguably, has been the best basketball player for the past decade, gave the fans what they were waiting for as he teamed up with the likes of Kiefer Ravena, Ray Parks and Baser Amer for the Youngbloods and left them wanting more. LATEST STORIES NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ NBA superstar LeBron James soars for a dunk as PBA player Ranidel de Ocampo attempts a chasedown block in an exhibition game featuring former and current national team players at Mall of Asia Arena. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonThe King was back in Manila like he never left his throne.Returning to the city known for its unparalleled love for hoops, LeBron James thrilled Filipino fans for the third time in five years.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img read more

Stomach infection hits Aus, UK swimmers

first_imgA rash of Delhi belly cases has laid low as many as 50 international swimmers, here to compete at the Commonwealth Games.The unusually large number of complaints has forced an immediate inquiry into the water quality at the Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Aquatics Complex, an obvious suspect since almost all those reporting to the sickbay have been swimmers.Ravi Kumar smashes CWG record | Renu Bala win first lifting goldAmong those suffering the pesky viral infection are a dozen Australian swimmers. Two of them – Andrew Lauterstein and Hayden Stoeckel – had to pull out of their heats on Wednesday after severe cramps kept them bedbound.EnglandEngland’s Rebecca Adlington has been badly hit by the stomach bugSuch was the plight of former Olympic medallist Geoff Huegill that he rushed “straight to the bathroom” after getting off the team bus. From the English camp, champion swimmer Francesca Halsall tweeted her anguish and frustration.Deeply bothered, she said: “Tummy still not fab? very very hard to get out of bed. I hope the piece of bread I had for tea gets me through the heats.” Halsall wasn’t the only one in her team to report sick.Rebecca Adlington too was under the weather. On Wednesday, Halsall failed to qualify for the 100m butterfly final after she won the gold medal in the 50m event and blamed “Delhi belly” for her failed attempt.Complaining of a revolting stomach, Adlington, said she was eating light food and keeping away from chicken. “? I ate pasta.” England team spokesperson Dave Richards conveyed the extent of the outbreak in his camp: “Till last evening, 20 per cent of our swimmers had an upset stomach and a few of them are on course of recovery. We’ve asked the organisers for tests to be conducted on the water at the main pool and the warm- up area.advertisement”We have 541 athletes and officials in Delhi and over the 28 days since the first ones arrived, seven to 10 per cent have suffered a mild stomach bug, which has lasted 24 hours.” England has asked the organisers for an assurance on the water quality at the aquatics complex.English swimmers Ryan Napoleon and Rob Hurley, along with team coach Matt Brown, were the first to complain of grumbling tummies. Butterfly and freestyle swimmer Marieke Guehrer joined the queue but recovered sufficiently to compete.Concerned over the ailments Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) chief Michael Fennell has ordered an immediate investigation.He assured that the matter would be taken up on an urgent basis and the issue was of “paramount” concern. “Let’s not speculate. If there’s something unsafe, you can’t swim in that water. So we’ll have to deal with it with the greatest of urgency.” Even though the water at the S. P. Mukherjee complex looked suspect, competition manager Kamlesh Nanavati was dismissive of all such possibility.”I have the water testing certificates. These are in accordance with FINA (the world governing body for swimming). There is no problem at all. In any case, the water quality is checked every day without fail.”Those who weren’t quite willing to find a culprit in the pool suggested the problem could be because of “casual dining”. Or, there could be a problem with the food being served at the complex.In fact, Halsall seemed to suggest as much in her tweet: “I think it’s more to do with food and hygiene than the water at the pool.” Still, it was curious that most of those reporting the stomach bug were swimmers.Australian chef-de-mission Steve Moneghetti sounded worried: “There seems to be a larger number of swimmers. It seems quite isolated to the swim team at the moment.” He didn’t subscribe to the casual dining argument. “Why only swimmers then, why not others,” he asked.”The doctor doesn’t think it is food related because it’s more confined to one sport. All of us eat at the dining hall. We eat the same food and there are very few cases across the board,” he said.The Australian swimmers seemed to be in more than just a spot of bother. Spokesperson Lachlan Searle confirmed that two swimmers had pulled out with stomach bugs and the list includes 10 other.”Yes, our swimmers have taken ill but at the moment we don’t want to speculate about anything and let the results for the (water) tests come out,” he said.Team coach Leigh Nugent said both Lauterstein and Stoeckel had symptoms of vomiting, diarrhoea and fever. Their absence from the competition would hit the team hard. “They are the two spearheads in our team, our No.advertisement1 butterfly swimmer (Lauterstein) and the No. 1 backstroker (Stoeckel), but that’s one of the reasons you come with a number of people – to have cover for such things.” South African swimmer Cameron van der Burgh also claimed that as many as nine of his team members were facing similar problems.”We have nine members in the team who have reported Delhi belly symptoms but I wonder if we can blame the quality of water here,” van der Burgh said soon after qualifying for the men’s 50m breaststroke final on Thursday.last_img read more

10 months agoMan Utd chiefs shut door on Pogba (& others) sale

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd chiefs shut door on Pogba (& others) saleby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United chiefs have ruled out plans to sell Paul Pogba.The Telegraph says United have no plans of selling Pogba in the January transfer window or next summer.With relations with Jose Mourinho souring Pogba was tipped to return to Juventus when the transfer window opens next week, but the report claims Ed Woodward deems Pogba an integral part of his plans on and off the pitch.The report adds that United chiefs believe Pogba, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard are the future of United’s attack.And of course for Woodward, there is Pogba’s huge commercial value to consider. last_img read more

PM Joins Hundreds in Prayer for the Nation

first_img Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, joined hundreds of Jamaicans, who gathered in Half-Way-Tree square, St. Andrew on Saturday (Dec. 2) in prayer for the nation.The National Day of Prayer, Fasting and Repentance Solemn Assembly, organised by the Jamaica Umbrella Group of Churches (JUGC), saw members of the various Christian-based denominations coming together to seek God’s forgiveness and intervention on behalf of the nation.In his address at the service, the Prime Minister said he was pleased to represent all leaders in Jamaica and endorsed the objective of the JUGC in staging the event.“I come on behalf of all the political leaders, Government and Opposition. I come on behalf of the Parliament of Jamaica, all the Cabinet members, all the Senators, the legislators, all members of the judiciary and the penal system and members of the security forces. I come on behalf of all institutions, individuals and groups throughout Jamaica representing in the civil governance system, along with their administrators, managers, staff, membership and followers,” Mr. Holness said.He encouraged all Jamaicans to pray consistently in their homes, workplaces and in public spaces at anytime.“You can pray wherever you are. You can pray in your home. You can pray at your place of work. You always pray for your nation in the church but there is always something symbolic when the leaders of the nation say to the people of the nation ‘let us pray’. My heart has been moved to support this initiative because it is a good initiative,” Mr. Holness said.“We pray because we recognise that there is a force that is stronger than us. We pray because even the mightiest warrior in the midst of war hoping for the victory turns his head to the heavens and ask for God to let the sun stand still so that he can live over the evil forces,” he added.The Prime Minister then prayed for the hundreds of persons gathered in Half-Way-Tree and every Jamaican.National Day of Prayer, Fasting and Repentance Solemn Assembly was launched at the Office of the Prime Minister on Wednesday, November 29.A similar event was held in Sam Sharpe Square, Montego Bay on December 3. Story Highlights “We pray because we recognise that there is a force that is stronger than us. We pray because even the mightiest warrior in the midst of war hoping for the victory turns his head to the heavens and ask for God to let the sun stand still so that he can live over the evil forces,” he added. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, joined hundreds of Jamaicans, who gathered in Half-Way-Tree square, St. Andrew on Saturday (Dec. 2) in prayer for the nation. In his address at the service, the Prime Minister said he was pleased to represent all leaders in Jamaica and endorsed the objective of the JUGC in staging the event.last_img read more

Subventions pour les programmes parascolaires dactivité physique

first_imgLes élèves et les familles de la Nouvelle-Écosse auront plus souvent l’occasion de pratiquer des activités de loisirs dans nos écoles. Ramona Jennex, ministre de l’Éducation, a annoncé aujourd’hui 9 février la mise en place du programme de subventions pour l’utilisation des écoles par les communautés. Les subventions permettront d’améliorer les installations scolaires et de faire la promotion d’un style de vie sain et actif. Au moins 100 écoles pourront participer au programme. « Ces subventions solidifieront la place de l’école au cœur de nos communautés, a dit Mme Jennex. Accueillir les parents et les membres de la communauté dans les écoles est un objectif clé du plan Priorité aux jeunes et à l’apprentissage. » Le programme de subventions versera un total de 660 000 $ par année aux conseils scolaires afin de contribuer aux coûts liés à l’utilisation des installations scolaires après les heures de classe. Ce financement améliorera l’accès aux installations scolaires lorsque les écoles ne sont pas utilisées. « Les enfants ont un endroit sécuritaire où ils peuvent jouer, acquérir de nouvelles compétences et s’amuser, ce qui est positif, a dit Lia Hennigar, parent de deux garçons qui participent au programme parascolaire d’activité physique à l’école élémentaire Port Williams. Je suis heureuse que le financement soit réservé à de tels programmes, non seulement pour mes garçons, mais pour toutes les familles dans la région. » Les écoles participantes auront accès à un montant maximal de 5 000 $ par année pour les programmes parascolaires d’activité physique offerts toute l’année. Les subventions appuieront également les groupes et les organismes communautaires qui souhaitent utiliser les installations scolaires pour des activités physiques, culturelles et éducatives. Toutes les écoles sont admissibles et peuvent présenter une demande de financement auprès du conseil scolaire. Les fonds peuvent servir à la coordination de programmes, au salaire des responsables des programmes, à la formation en leadership, aux frais de déplacement des responsables des programmes, au transport des élèves, à l’équipement et à d’autres ressources de programme, au service de concierge et aux collations nutritives pour les participants. Les subventions pour les groupes et organismes communautaires peuvent servir à réduire les coûts de nettoyage, de supervision, de sécurité, d’entretien ou des fournitures, à prolonger les heures pendant lesquelles les groupes communautaires ont accès aux écoles en couvrant les frais tels que le chauffage et l’électricité, et à prolonger l’accès aux écoles par les communautés pendant les fins de semaine et les mois d’été.last_img read more

Sports Stars Make Wishes Come True For ESPN My Wish Series

first_imgImagine waking up one morning to find out that you get to meet your favorite athlete. Imagine tossing a football with your NFL idol, or going up to bat with your favorite MLB team. Imagine how your whole life would change in that moment. Five wish kids not only imagined these things, they lived them, and now their stories are being shared on the eighth-annual ESPN “My Wish” series.From NASCAR to tennis from the NFL to Major League Baseball, the sports-themed wishes granted by Make-A-Wish will begin airing Saturday, Aug. 17, on ESPN and will run through the week. The summer series profiles wishes as they come true for children with life-threatening medical conditions. Each segment takes viewers on an in-depth and often emotional journey into the children’s lives, medical conditions, their wish-reveals and the transformative wish experiences they have with their favorite athletes or teams.Emmy Award-winning reporter Chris Connelly will again host with participation from the following wish granters: Seattle Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson, the Arizona Diamondbacks, Washington Redskins Quarterback Robert Griffin, III, NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne and tennis star Roger Federer.“All of our wish kids and their stories are inspirational,” said David Williams, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish America. “We are pleased to once again have ESPN tell the transformational stories of five of them in a way few others can. We continually learn that wish experiences can make kids feel better, sometimes get better, and certainly can help them become ambitious for the future again.”Each wish will be the subject of a SportsCenter feature segment beginning Saturday, Aug. 17, at 11 p.m. ET with a new piece premiering each day through Wednesday, Aug. 21. Each feature will also be available at ESPN.com following its original airdate.last_img read more

New Yorker cartoonists book pokes fun at cityrural divide

first_imgMONTPELIER, Vt. — Longtime New Yorker magazine cartoonist and Vermont resident Edward Koren has released a new book of cartoons spanning about 40 years that poke fun at country and city dwellers and the interactions between the two.“Koren: In the Wild” (Button Street Press) feature his humanoid and hairy creatures in what the 82-year-old Koren says is “a mash of interactions and small pieces of theatre.”Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and a friend of Koren’s, notes in the beginning of the book that his cartoons “beautifully capture the duality of rural and urban life.”Koren, of Brookfield, served as Vermont’s cartoonist laureate for three years. He has had more than 1,100 cartoons published in the New Yorker since the 1960s.Lisa Rathke, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Woman tortured for dowry dies of burn injuries

first_imgKolkata: A woman in Narendrapur in South 24-Parganas died of burn injuries after she allegedly set herself on fire. It is further alleged the woman took the extreme step as her husband and in-laws tortured her for dowry.According to sources, Santoshi Pramanik of Nepalgunge at Bishnupur in South 24-Parganas got married to Uttam Pramanik of Bonhooghly in Narendrapur approximately seven years ago. During their marriage Santoshi’s family reportedly gave the couple several furniture and other valuables as dowry. Approximately after a year, Santoshi gave birth to a baby. Till then, there were no problems between the couple or with the in-laws. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaBut, after a few months, Uttam Pramanik and his family members allegedly started demanding money from Santoshi’s family. They use to allegedly taunt Santoshi regarding the things her father gave them during their marriage and claimed the items they received during the dowry were not good. After another a few months Uttam forced her to go to her father to get more money. When she refused, Uttam and his family members allegedly beat her many times. Altercation between them over money had become frequent. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayA few years ago, she had told her father about the torture and her father had arranged for some money as well. But, that money did not made Uttam happy. He continued torturing Santoshi to get more money. Santoshi’s sister alleged that on April 23 Uttam reportedly called Santoshi’s father and told that she had set herself on fire. Later, Santoshi was admitted at the M R Bangur Hospital in a critical condition. Sources informed that during her statement to the doctors, Santoshi reportedly told that she tried to commit suicide as she was not able to bear the torture by her husband and in-laws. Late on Saturday night, Santoshi succumbed to her burn injuries at the M R Bangur hospital. Later, Santoshi’s family lodged a complaint against her husband and his mother at the Narendrapur police station claiming that Uttam set her on fire. But as Santoshi’s statement before the doctors were different, a case has been initiated at the Narendrapur police station under section 306 (abetment of suicide) of the IPC against the accused persons named in the FIR. None could be traced till Sunday as the accused persons had absconded.last_img read more

Annans Special Representative in troubled Côte dIvoire resigns

In a letter dated 24 November, Albert Tévoédjrè, head of the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI), resigned effective the end of next month, or until he could be replaced, spokesman Fred Eckhard said in New York.The 75-year-old official, a former senior minister from Benin, “felt he’s made a good effort, but it’s time for him to move on,” Mr. Eckhard added.UNOCI was established in April to help implement January 2003 peace accords between the Government and rebels.Early last month government forces bombed rebel positions in the UN-patrolled Zone of Confidence (ZOC) separating the combatants. Two days later government forces also bombed French Licorne peacekeepers there, killing nine.French troops retaliated by destroying the Government’s air force, leading to widespread rioting, looting and harassment of foreigners. Thousands of French expatriates and some Ivorian refugees fled the country.Mr. Eckhard said Mr. Tévoédjrè’s deputy, Allan Doss, yesterday accompanied South African President Thabo Mbeki to Bouaké, headquarters town of the dissident northern forces, and took part in the closed-door meeting between Mr. Mbeki and the head of the Mouvement Patriotique de Côte d’Ivoire (MPCI), Guillaume Soro, in a bid to restart the peace process.Last Wednesday, representatives of the rebel Forces Nouvelles in Bouaké assured Mr. Doss that there would be unimpeded access for UN peacekeepers, military observers and UN and other humanitarian agencies’ personnel. A UN plane had met shots fired in the air, threats and hostile slogans the previous week.The UN World Food Programme (WFP) suspended its humanitarian flights after the incident. read more

Valeant Pharmaceuticals to buy PreCision Dermatology for up to 500 million

by The Canadian Press Posted Feb 3, 2014 7:35 am MDT Valeant Pharmaceuticals to buy PreCision Dermatology for up to $500 million LAVAL, Que. – Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (TSX:VRX) has agreed to pay up to $500 million for a U.S. company that makes prescription and doctor-dispensed treatments for acne and other skin conditions.The company says it will pay $475 million in cash for PreCision Dermatology of Cumberland, Rhode Island, plus an additional $25 million when a sales-based milestone is passed.PreCision has about 175 employees and expects to have about $130 million in revenue this year.Valeant says the deal is expected to close by the end of June and will immediately bolster its profits.It’s the latest acquisition for Valeant.The company’s chief executive has said he wants the company to become one of the top five drug companies in the world by the end of 2016.“PreCision Dermatology has a wide range of medical dermatology products, treating a number of topical disease states such as acne and atopic dermatitis, and should bring tremendous value to Valeant’s medical dermatology portfolio,” Valeant chairman and chief executive Michael Pearson said in a statement Monday.PreCision Dermatology chief executive Bob Moccia said “the combined resources of both companies will create a strengthened competitor, poised to contend with the leading companies in the dermatology market.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Security Council voices grave concern over recent violence around holy sites in

Clashes of varying intensity have been ongoing for nearly a week now, and follow sweeping restrictions on entry into the compound that Israel applied beginning on 26 August. Since then, the Government has decreed an entry ban to the area to members of Muslim and Jewish groups considered to be extremist.In a press statement issued late Thursday, the 15-member Council “called for the exercise of restraint, refraining from provocative actions and rhetoric, and upholding unchanged the historic status quo at the Haram Al-Sharif – in word and in practice.”“Muslim worshippers at the Haram Al-Sharif must be allowed to worship in peace, free from violence, threats and provocations,” the statement said.The Council called for “full respect for international law, including international human rights law and international humanitarian law, as may be applicable in Jerusalem” and “urged all sides to work cooperatively together to lower tensions and discourage violence at holy sites in Jerusalem.”Furthermore, Council members “called for the immediate cessation of violence, and for all appropriate steps to be taken to ensure that violence ceases, that provocative actions are avoided, and that the situation returns to normality in a way which promotes the prospects for Middle East peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians.” read more

Softball No 18 Ohio State swept to begin Big Ten play against

Ohio State junior infielder Emily Clark makes a tag on a Wright State runner on Sep. 24. Credit: Gretchen Rudolph | For The LanternIndiana began Big Ten play with a bang, sweeping the No. 18 Ohio State softball team in all three games the two teams played this weekend, outscoring the Buckeyes 19-4 in the three games.Indiana (10-21, 3-0 Big Ten) took control of the series from the beginning, holding the Buckeyes (19-7, 0-3 Big Ten) to just two hits in the first game of the series.Indiana’s junior pitcher Tara Trainer, a player Ohio State head coach Kelly Kovach Schoenly described as “very competitive” and said would be one to watch for in this series, pitched all seven innings of the 6-0 shutout. The six unanswered runs for the Hoosiers came in pairs starting with two runs in the first inning, followed by two more in the second and another two in the fourth.The Buckeyes got on the board in the second game, but it wasn’t enough to take down the Hoosiers.Ohio State scored two runs in the top of the fourth inning. Junior catcher Emily Clark doubled and advanced to third on a throw while junior shortstop Lilli Piper made it to home. Clark later scored after senior first baseman Ashley Goodwin reached on a fielder’s choice.In the bottom of the fifth, however, Indiana put five runs on the board that inning alone. Freshman catcher Maddie Westmoreland’s home run contributed three of the five runs.Ohio State grabbed one run back after Clark scored in the top of the sixth, but the Hoosiers responded with four more runs in the bottom half to put the game out of reach. Ohio State was not able to get back in the game in the seventh, bringing Game Two to a close and giving the Hoosiers their second win of the weekend, ending the game at 9-3. The Buckeyes kicked off the third game with a home run by Piper in the top of the first.The Hoosiers tied the game in the bottom half of the first, however, with sophomore right fielder Gabbi Jenkins scoring on a wild pitch.The score remained at 1-1 until senior shortstop Rachel O’Malley stepped up with the bases loaded and hit a bases-clearing double to give Indiana the 4-1 lead. That base hit proved to be the game-winner for the Hoosiers.Ohio State will have its first home game at Buckeye Stadium at 6 p.m. Wednesday when it hosts Kentucky. read more

Leading breakthroughs in comminution

first_imgWe will be closing the nominations for the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame in August. Do you know of someone who has contributed an important innovation or invention, recent or historic, to comminution – crushing, grinding or screening, etc.? Contact john@im-mining.com about nominations.The chosen nominees will be inducted at the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame gala dinner at the Hyatt Regency at Colorado Convention Center, Denver on February 25, 2019. The dinner is a key event in the SME Annual Conference week.The current shortlist has five nominations in this category. The first is for Samuel Calvin McLanahan (1842-1928), an inventive genius whose most important inventions were the Log Washer and the Single Roll Crusher (pictured). The second is Klas-Göran Eriksson and Tage Möller, for the Metso Megaliner – “the safest mill lining system of its kind that also maximises uptime.” The third current nomination is for Manfred Freissle, inventor of the first modular synthetic screen deck system. Fourth is Dr Steve Morrell for his contributions to SAG milling. Finally, there is Washington Samuel Tyler, founder of Haver & Boecker Canada, formerly W.S. Tyler.The last inductees were Joe Pease & Dr Bill Johnson, who were honoured for the ISAMill and the development of ultrafine grinding. http://www.im-halloffame.com/comminution-2/There is a total of 12 categories and nominations are welcomed for all of them: Bulk Handling, Concentration, Comminution, Exploration, Environmental Management and Stewardship, Metallurgy, Mining Software, Safety, Surface Mining, Underground Development, Underground Production and Outstanding Innovator.www.im-halloffame.comlast_img read more

Daniel Bryan talks eating healthy on the road with WWE

first_img Daniel Bryan Has Finally Been Cleared To Come Back To The Ring Brie Bella Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Chuck Carroll sent this in.Here’s an interesting fact: 90% of what producers shoot for Total Divas! never makes it to air.Also interesting, Daniel Bryan doesn’t watch the show even though his wife Brie Bella is featured.I had the opportunity to ask him about being part of reality television in the second part of my interview with him on the Turnbuckle Weekly with Chuck Carroll.You can hear the interview on the Play.it Podcast Network and on CBS TV and Radio websites around the country: http://washington.cbslocal.com/2015/02/27/wwes-daniel-bryan-says-yes-to-chipotle/Perhaps most interesting, was his response when I asked about how he keeps up his healthy eating habits while on the road. He told me that he says ‘yes!’ to eating at Chipotle.“For the most part Chipotle tries to use as many local farms as possible to get their vegetables and meats,” he said. “I used to be vegan. I’m not anymore, but I don’t eat hardly any meat. But it’s nice for me to go to a place like Chipotle where I can get some fresh veggies, some brown rice, some black beans and all that kind of stuff.”He said he also takes as much food as possible with him.“I’ve prepared meals for an entire weekend and brought them with me,” he said. “There are some places in the south where there’s not a whole lot. Sometimes there’s cities where it’s just hard to find healthy food. You just have to be prepared.”Perhaps most interesting was the reason why he became a student of nutrition. We get into it in depth in the interview, but in short he used to be sick quite a bit.Please follow me on Twitter @TheChuckCarroll.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWrestler Brie Bella Wants Another BabyVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:58/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 38.82%0:04Remaining Time -0:54 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Daniel Bryan Twitter Now Playing Up Next WWE Royal Rumble Card Update For 2019 Nikki Bella WWE star Ruby Riott reveals new tattoos, Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella’s dog passes away WWE Still Moving Forward With Crown Jewel Event In Saudi Arabia Wrestler Brie Bella Wants Another Babycenter_img John Oliver Takes On The WWE Videos Articles Google+ Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE Smackdown Results – 9/3/19 (King of the Ring Quarterfinals, Daniel Bryan apology) Facebook Smackdown Live Preview: Daniel Bryan still wants an apology, King of the Ring Quarterfinals last_img read more

Premium gaming on the rise at Resorts World Manila

first_img Suncity completes Manila quartet with launch of new VIP Club at Resorts World Manila Although gaming revenues fell 3% to Php4.5 billion during the first six months of 2018, “the VIP segment has started to recover with drop and GGR already improving on a quarterly basis,” Alliance said.“The launch of a portion of the Grand Wing is expected to further buoy the premium gaming business at RWM.”RWM shut down its second-floor gaming area after last year’s attack but has since launched part of its new Phase 3 Grand Wing including some new gaming space with the addition of 35 gaming tables and 414 slot machines. That capacity will double once work are complete in the coming weeks. The makeover will include opening the Philippines’ first Ritz-Carlton and opening Okura Hotel in the space once earmarked for the expansion of Maxims.Travellers reported gross revenue of Php11.1 billion in 1H18 with attributable net income of Php1.7 billion compared to Php375 million a year earlier. Non‐gaming revenue rose 4% to Php2.0 billion. Travellers aiming to delist from Philippine Stock Exchange on 21 October RelatedPosts Load More Travellers International Hotel Group sets tender price for shares in privatization push VIP gaming volumes are back on the rise at Resorts World Manila (RWM), according to stakeholder Alliance Global Group.The Philippines conglomerate, which co-owns RWM operator Travellers International Hotel Group alongside Genting Hong Kong, said in a press release on Friday announcing its group-wide financial results that there were signs of improvement at its flagship IR following the deadly attack last June that saw 39 people lose their lives.last_img read more

AlcatelLucent agrees £300 million pension buyin

first_imgGlobal telecommunications equipment organisation Alcatel-Lucent has agreed a £300 million pensioner liabilities buy-in with Aviva for its UK defined benefit (DB) pension scheme.The transaction is part of the organisation’s long-term de-risking objective. Alcatel-Lucent’s pension scheme has liabilities of around £1 billion.The organisation’s pension trustees were advised by Aon Hewitt, which acted as actuary, investment adviser and consultant to the scheme.Martin Couzens, chairman of Alcatel-Lucent Pension Trustees Limited, said: “We were very satisfied with this increase in security for our scheme and its members. We have obtained full insurance backing for most of our pensioners and even made a saving against our funding reserve.“Overall this takes us substantially closer towards our goal of full buy-out.”last_img read more

NHS staff participate in demonstration over pay dispute

first_imgNHS frontline staff, ambulance professionals and support staff who are members of the trade union GMB are today (Friday 3 August 2018) participating in a lunchtime demonstration in a dispute over pay.GMB members, as well as employees across other NHS employers, are conducting the demonstration between 12.30pm and 2pm outside the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.The demonstration concerns a three-year pay deal that was agreed between NHS Employers and 14 NHS trade unions in June 2018. The deal, originally proposed in March 2018, was structured to provide an immediate £2,000 increase for lower-paid NHS staff, to take their earnings above the living wage, which is currently set at £8.75 an hour.In the first year of the deal, NHS staff currently at the top of their pay band are due to receive a 3% pay rise, which will accumulate over the three years to 6.5%. The pay deal also promises higher percentage increases for those lower down in their respective pay bands. These will be delivered through a combination of cost of living pay rises and faster incremental increases.The deal also offers higher starting salaries for NHS staff, meaningful pay rises on promotion, and faster progression through most pay bands.The demonstration is to support NHS employees who believe that this agreed pay proposal has not yet fully materialised, and who are fearful that the deal may not come to fruition.GMB members originally voted 87% in favour of rejected the NHS’ pay offer. With this in mind, GMB is currently running a consultative ballot to find out what industrial action its members wish to pursue.Gary Palmer, regional organiser at GMB, said: “NHS staff are underwhelmed and angry from a pay deal implementation different to what had been promised by the government. It is now intensifying the poor morale feeling over what was a pitiful deal for GMB members and NHS staff in the first place.“GMB have said all along that the devil was in the detail. The [Conservative] government has from the start made this the most convoluted and headline grabbing deal it could purposely use to trick people into voting for it.“The deal is now unravelling throughout NHS Hospitals and Ambulance Service. Not only will many NHS staff find themselves worse off at the end of the three-year period, with the forecasted [retail price index] outstripping their basic pay rise, but they are now equally facing potential short-term pay rise percentages detriments and lengthy waits for promised increases as new details emerge on what they are really to receive and when.“GMB’s #itsanofromus demo is about saying if you feel cheated, lied to, undervalued, or just plain angry, come along on Friday to tell the GMB about it. Let your protest be known along with many others and begin to organise and work with us to force a possible new pay review, which might see hardworking, over-stretched NHS professionals and support workers get a real fair pay deal for once.”Danny Mortimer, chief executive officer at NHS Employers, added: “The Agenda for Change deal is a positive one for the NHS, following seven years of pay restraint. It sees an additional 2% being invested [the] in NHS pay-bill over each of the next three years, benefiting more than a million health staff in England.“The investment improves pay for our lowest paid employees and improves starting salaries to ensure we remain attractive in a competitive jobs market, [while] also acknowledging our longest serving [employees].“The deal was agreed with and significantly endorsed by all but one trade union, and [while] the [Royal College of Nursing] is responding to some concerns regarding its own communications, the work with trade unions is now focused on moving forwards with the implementation of the agreed deal.”last_img read more

Rainbattered roads causing hardships

first_imgSerilingampally: Roads in the town are turning from bad to worse, with every stretch full of potholes, causing severe hardships to residents. The continuous rainfall during the last week rendered the main pathways water-logged resulting in traffic jams to a distance of several km.Roads in Madhapur, Gachibowli, Kondapur, Miyapur, Lingampally are full of potholes. The Kondapur-Allwyn Crossroads, Gachibowli-Biodiversity Crossroads, Miyapur-Bollaram Road, besides the main road are no different, leading to traffic jams during the morning hours. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us Consequently, road-users are a worried lot how to travel to their destinations. They are reportedly even afraid to come out of the safety of their houses. Speaking to The Hans India on the deplorable condition of roads, several residents urged GHMC officials to take remedial measures, while blaming lack of quality work for their current status.last_img read more