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Ateneo nears sweep, sends UST to 13th straight loss

first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. After watching their 65-49 lead dissipate to just five, 75-70, at the end of the third, the Blue Eagles responded soundly in the fourth and put the Growling Tigers in their place.Ateneo mounted a 17-7 run with Thirdy Ravena capping it off with the most vicious of finishes when he dunked home a tomahawk from just inside the circle to give the Blue Eagles a 92-77 lead with 2:22 left in the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It’s a good thing we played well defensively in the fourth, and we really wanted to make sure that our defense was still there,” said Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga. “Our offense was good, we had a lot of ball movement, a lot of assists, and we found our cutters and shooters.” Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’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 Games Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Blatche, Fajardo lead 23-man Gilas pool for World Cup qualifiers Ateneo tallied 23 assists and only committed just 14 turnovers.Ravena filled the stat sheets with a game-high 20 points to go along with eight rebounds, seven assists, and two steals while Matt Nieto added 19 points with all of his field goals coming from deep.Oliver de Guzman had 19 points to lead UST while Jeepy Faundo finished with 11 points and 12 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo stayed on track for an elimination round sweep after fending off University of Santo Tomas, 102-83, in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Blue Eagles remained undefeated after 12 games while also sending the Growling Tigers to a 0-13 record. ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort View comments John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101last_img read more

Sania battling ear infection before Games

first_imgThese are bad times for Indian tennis. After the pullouts of Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi, who will be busy with the season-ending World Doubles ATP event, now Sania Mirza is fighting illness. She landed in Guangzhou on Friday and straightaway hit practice but is still on medication.Sania Mirza will be a star attraction.Coach Enrico Piperno says: “Sania is hitting the ball well and we need her against Indonesia in the team event on Saturday.”However, Sania has been battling an ear infection. “I was not well during the event in Taipei where I made it to the doubles final. I was also running fever and was put on heavy antibiotics in Hyderabad before coming here,” Sania told Mail Today.She did not win gold in the Commonwealth Games (CWG), but her efforts in the three events — singles, doubles and mixed doubles — was not a bad one. “I cherish my silver at the CWG,” she said.The team event apart, in singles and doubles, Sania faces a tough challenge here, with China keen to showcase their talent through Peng Shuai and Zhang Shuai. One cannot rule out Japan’s Kimiko Date Krumm, who has shown that age does not matter.In a team event, the bench strength does count and Sania needs support from Rushmi Chakravarthy in singles and veteran Nirupama Sanjeev as a doubles option.Somdev Devvarman will have to shoulder the load in the men’s section. He has had a good year with creditable performances in the Davis Cup, ATP Tour and CWG. As gold medallist at the CWG, Somdev knows he can do it on the big stage.advertisementlast_img read more

As Gilas tries to gather players for practice, Andray Blatche gets used to new system

first_img“I’m very concerned, because can you imagine, the only time we’ll see them compete [as a unit] is in the games itself,” Guiao told reporters on Tuesday, shortly after the team’s second straight practice at Meralco Gym. “[T]hat’s a big concern.”Though for Guiao, there’s still something to be optimistic about ahead of their matches on Feb. 22 and 24.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesFor starters, Andray Blatche is back in the fold.“We are getting there,” he told reporters on Tuesday. “We are getting better chemistry, as Andray is getting more familiar with the plays.” Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Carl Bryan Cruz comes to the rescue of ailing Aces And aside from the naturalized big man visibly fitter than the last time he played for the country, Guiao said Blatche is acclimating well with the team—one that is comprised of new teammates and is implementing a totally different system.“I think he’s very comfortable with the plays now. We are trying to keep everything simple,” Guiao said of Blatche, who had been a fixture in the many iterations of Chot Reyes’ national team.“His offense is more of going off-instinct, you know,” Blatche said of his new coach. “[You] just got to be in the right spots at times and then after that, you just play basketball.”“You know this is I think my third day here where I’m going over offense every day. So it’s coming to me easy,” he added.“It’s like clockwork because I know what guys on this court are capable of doing and I know which guys are shooters, which guys are the slashers,” Blatche said. “His offense, like I said, is based off just knowing your teammate and knowing what they’re gonna do next and instinct. And that actually works out in my favor.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town MOST READcenter_img Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Andray Blatche practices with Gilas Pilipinas. Photo by Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.betNational coach Yeng Guiao and Gilas Pilipinas are looking at two must-win road games against Qatar and Kazakhstan in the Fiba Asia World Cup qualifying round.And to add to their worries, they are again dealing with player availability during practices.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Guiao also noted that Blatche is on borrowed time with the Philippine quintet as he is still professionally committed to the Tianjin Golden Lions in the Chinese Basketball Association. Blatche is due to return to China on Feb. 11 and stay there until the Feb. 16.“His time here is so short, and the other players are limited as well as they still have to contend with the PBA schedule,” Guiao added.Guiao had been trying to curb the training limitations by having Blatche join Rain or Shine and NLEX’s respective practice sessions.The Nationals were supposed to lock horns Alab Pilipinas in a tune-up game Tuesday night in a bid to further work around the constraints, but the plan fizzled out.“We just have to work with the limitations,” Guiao said.“Everybody knows the importance of these next two games. I know all my teammates know how bad we need this next win. So it’s a do-or-die for us,” Blatche said.“I know we’re going to give our all and leave everything on the court and come home with the two wins.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woeslast_img read more

Rockets set NBA record with 27 3s, rout Suns

first_imgJames Harden scored 30 points in just three quarters as the Rockets broke their NBA record by making 27 3-pointers in a 149-113 win over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night.Eric Gordon led the 3-point brigade by tying a career high with eight, Harden added five, P.J. Tucker had four and Danuel House three.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsGary Clark tied the record with a little over three minutes to play and Houston missed the next four before Austin Rivers broke it with 1:09 remaining. He crouched a bit and pointed at the Phoenix bench after the make as fans bellowed: “Threeeeeeee!”“There was no choice,” Rivers deadpanned. “The ball was coming to me.” View comments MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Harden, who had 13 rebounds and nine assists, scored 16 points in the third quarter, capped by a 3-pointer just before the buzzer which gave Houston a 40-point advantage entering the fourth quarter. Harden made the shot and held his follow through for a couple of seconds before walking to bench — where he’d remain for the rest of the night with the game well in hand.It was the second straight game in which Harden sat out the entire fourth quarter, giving the league’s leading scorer, who averages almost 37 minutes a game, some much-needed rest as the playoffs approach.Chris Paul was pleased that the Rockets played to their level despite playing one of the league’s worst teams.“We understand that we’re playing for something and we’re all trying to stay sharp,” he said.Associate head coach Jeff Bzdelik coached the Rockets for the second straight game with coach Mike D’Antoni out with the stomach flu. It’s unclear whether D’Antoni will be healthy in time to travel with the team to Oklahoma City for Tuesday night’s game.Harden wasn’t the only one who sat in the final period, with all of Houston’s starters getting a little break in this lopsided game.Jamal Crawford had 27 points off the bench for the Suns with rising stars Devin Booker and Kelly Oubre out for the season with injuries.“As a young team we have a lot to learn … we didn’t necessarily play smart,” Phoenix coach Igor Stefan Kokoskov said.TIP-INSSuns: Richaun Holmes missed his second straight game with a sprained left ankle. … Mikal Bridges and Dragan Bender scored 19 each. Rockets: Harden has scored at least 20 points in 56 straight games. … The Rockets have made at least 20 in six of their last 12 games and 18 times this season. … Clint Capela added 22 points and 13 rebounds.THEY SAID ITPaul on the team’s mindset when opponents double-team Harden: “I get it. He scores a lot of points, so you want to double him. But that means you’re leaving me, Gordy, Tuck, all of us wide open.”UP NEXTSuns: Play the season finale at Dallas on Tuesday night.Rockets: Wrap up the regular season at Oklahoma City on Tuesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles He said he didn’t realize they were close to breaking the record until he heard the crowd yelling at them to take more 3s.“I think it made it interesting especially toward the end,” Rivers said. “It made guys play for something else. When you’re up by like 35, 40 points that’s a lot of points.”Houston has made 26 twice this season with the last time coming Tuesday at Sacramento.The Rockets had a 10-point lead after one and a 43-point second quarter allowed them to tie a season high with 77 points in the first half to take a 30-point lead into halftime.Houston led by 15 with just more than four minutes left in the second before ending the quarter with a 21-6 spurt to pad the lead. Harden had 10 points in that span and Gordon and Tucker added 3-pointers to help the Rockets turn this one into a blowout early.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated HOUSTONFILE – Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) gestures toward his bench and celebrates afters sinking a 3-point basket in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas, Sunday, March 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)— In a game that was decided by halftime, Houston’s prolific 3-point shooting added a little excitement in the last few minutes.ADVERTISEMENT Matt Mooney’s college odyssey ends with Texas Tech in title game PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte wants probe of SEA Games messlast_img read more

Xiaomi’s latest 20000mAh power bank now supports 18W fast charging on dual USB ports, launched in India

first_imgXiaomi has been doing a lot of accessories lately in a bid to expand into different lifestyle categories. Recently, we saw the brand coming up with an electric trimmer and sports shoes. However, Xiaomi had originally started diversifying with its range of power banks and it has kept refreshing them in order to keep them relevant in the market. Xiaomi has now updated its bigger capacity power bank for India and those with fast chargers should be very happy about it.Earlier in the day, Xiaomi announced its updated Mi PowerBank 2i 20000mAh for the Indian market. Xaiomi hasn’t messed with the battery capacity in the power bank but it has added a major useful feature to make it more relevant to modern smartphone owners. And it’s not the design or screen. Instead, Xiaomi has now extended support for 18W fast charging.The 20000mAh Mi Power Bank 2i will offer 18W fast charging for supported phones. The fast charging option will be available on both the USB ports, meaning that one can charge two phones at a time at full 18W fast charging speeds, provided that the phone supports 18W fast charging. Note that the 18W support comes for DC 5.1V/2.4A, 9V/2A, and 12V/1.5A output. It will also support 10W fast charging with DC 5V/2A output.Rest of the features stays unchanged for the power bank. Xiaomi has gone for a matte black sandstone finish on the powerbank. It still comes with 9 layers of circuit protection and has a Low Power mode for wireless accessories to avoid damaging the circuits.Xiaomi says that one can charge its Redmi K20 Pro and Redmi Note 7 Pro three times on a single charge whereas it will charge the iPhone 7 7.2 times.advertisementThe 20000mAh Mi PowerBank 2i is selling at a price of Rs 1,499 on and Flipkart. If you want something similar at a lower price, you can also go for the 10000mAh Mi PowerBank 2i that starts from Rs 899 on 20000mAh Mi Power Bank 2i is suitable for users of the Redmi Note 7 Pro who want to have faster 18W charging on the move. The Redmi Note 7 Pro still comes with a 10W fast charger and customers have to spend extra for the 18W fast charger.ALSO READ | Redmi GM confirms Redmi Note 8, says will be more powerful than Redmi Note 7ALSO READ | Xiaomi launches Mi Gaming laptop 2019 edition: Specs, design, features, price and everything elseALSO READ | Flipkart National Shopping Days sale smartphone deals revealed, will begin on August 8last_img read more

The Week 3 Coaches’ Poll Top 25 Has Been Released

first_img Here’s the full top 25, via USA TODAY:ClemsonAlabamaGeorgiaOklahomaLSUOhio StateNotre DameFloridaAuburnMichiganPenn StateUtahTexasWisconsinTexas A&MUCFOregonIowaMichigan StateWashington StateWashingtonBoise StateMississippi StateUSCMarylandThe new Associated Press top 25 poll will be out later this afternoon.Week 3 can’t get here quick enough. Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence throws against Texas A&MCLEMSON, SOUTH CAROLINA – SEPTEMBER 07: Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Clemson Tigers drops back to pass against the Texas A&M Aggies during their game at Memorial Stadium on September 07, 2019 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)College football’s new Coaches’ Poll top 25 has been released following the second week of the 2019 regular season.There’s been some movement inside the top 25, as a couple of ranked teams lost on Saturday, including Texas, Texas A&M and Nebraska.LSU, meanwhile, has jumped up. The Tigers went on the road and took down Texas to supplant their College Football Playoff contention.Clemson remains at No. 1 following the Tigers’ big home win against the Aggies.last_img read more

Sovcomflot Signs New USD 316 Million Credit Facility

first_imgzoom OAO Sovcomflot (SCF Group) announced that it has signed a new USD 316 million 10 year credit facility with a consortium of three leading international banks: ING Bank N.V. (ING) of the Netherlands; KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH (KfW) of Germany and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) of Japan.The funds will be used towards financing two new ice-class LNG carriers Velikiy Novgorod and Pskov, which will operate on long-term contracts with Gazprom Global LNG.The new high-spec Atlanticmax Ice2 (1C) class gas carriers feature a tri-fuel engine, a cargo capacity of 170,000m³ and are equipped for operating in harsh and low temperature conditions. Their design is optimised to provide the utmost trading flexibility to their charterers. They are able to transport LNG year round to and from most of the world’s existing LNG terminals, including the ability to load cargoes at Russia’s Sakhalin-II terminal.The project facility has a non-recourse structure and a favourable long-term tenor, as well as competitive pricing, reflecting the robustness of the deal structure, the stability of the charter hire revenue stream and cash flows, and the high credit quality of the charterer. The vessels will form part of Sovcomflot’s recently established company SCF Gas Carriers Ltd., the Group’s dedicated vehicle for its expanding gas transportation business.Nikolai Kolesnikov, Senior Executive Vice-President & Chief Financial Officer, said: “SCF Group is pleased to conclude this new long-term LNG financing with its three long-standing financial partners: ING Bank N.V.; KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation. We very much value the involvement of these high profile lenders in this deal, reflecting their in-depth understanding of the transaction and their strong commitment to SCF Group. SMBC were behind our first entry into LNG operations back in 2006, our relations with ING go back over twenty years, and we are very pleased to welcome back to our core group of financiers KfW, whose lending history with Sovcomflot goes all the way back to the time of its incorporation in 1988.“This is the third successful international debt financing accomplished by SCF Group in 2013, which further strengthens the Group’s liquidity position and, despite challenging conditions in the global financial and shipping markets, enables it to address its upcoming financial requirements. We are very grateful to all our financial partners for their ongoing support towards the growth of our business.”SCF Group, December 17, 2013last_img read more

20 ebuses await charging points to ply in Srinagar

first_imgSrinagar: Twenty electric buses are waiting for charging points to start plying in Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar city. Sources in the state-owned Road Transport Corporation said these electric buses were received from Tata Motors two months back, but are yet to start operation for want of charging points. “The charging points too have been received from the manufacturer, but for their installation we need electric transformers, for which we have approached the Electricity Department,” sources said. Also Read – Cong may promise farm loan waiver in Haryana An electric bus can cover a distance of 150 kms after being charged once and does not emit fumes thus helping reduce air pollution. Operation of electric buses was started in the state’s winter capital Jammu in May this year. For transporting the first batch of these buses to Srinagar over a distance of around 300 kms, the suppliers had to install mobile charging points along the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway.last_img read more

McGregor launches foulmouthed response as UFC strip lightweight title

SportsMax– Conor McGregor has told the UFC they will not take the lightweight title away from him in a foul-mouthed Twitter post.UFC president Dana White had reiterated that McGregor, while “100 per cent” set to return toaction, would no longer hold his status as champion after Saturday’s fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Max Holloway.McGregor has not fought in the UFC since beating Eddie Alvarez in November 2016, but had previously retained the championship.“[There will be] no interim champ,” White said in a news conference on Wednesday. “When this fight is over, champion. One of these guys will be the champion.”But those comments have not gone down well with McGregor, who responsed on Thursday.“You’s’ll [sic] strip me of nothing you’s do nothing c****,” he posted on his Twitter account.McGregor had already lost his featherweight title after taking time out of mixed martial arts to box Floyd Mayweather in a lucrative bout. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMcGregor charged with assault, due in New York courtApril 6, 2018In “Sports”McGregor vows Mayweather knockout as moment of truth nearsAugust 26, 2017In “latest news”Mayweather picks apart Conor McGregor in 10 roundsAugust 27, 2017In “latest news” read more

9 reasons why Pope John Paul II was the best pope

first_imgALL THIS TALK of popes has got us thinking about who the best pope ever was.While there are quite a few to choose from, we don’t have to look too far back to find our favourite, and we’ve found 9 reasons why he’s the favourite.Presenting Pope John Paul II and the way he might look at you…1. There was the time he met the Italia 90 Irish football teamYouTube/Dzg189Is he doing a “pull my finger” on Charlie O’Leary? (©INPHO)2. There was the time he wore Bono’s glasses3. There was the time he played peek-a-boo4. There was the time he waved at this bird(AP Photo/Massimo Sambucetti, File)And the time he told this bird to feck off…“Feck off bird” (The Funniest Faces)5. There was the time he came to IrelandYouTube/BridgeTooFar2PA Archive/Press Association Images PA/PA Archive/Press Association Images6. The time he was a goalkeeperWhen Pope John Paul II was just regular old Karol Wojtyla in Poland, he was a big fan of the beautiful game.He played in goals in school and at university and it’s reported that he supported Fulham and Liverpool, but that Polish team Cracovia Cracow were the real holders of his heart.The Pope had a special world for Irish goalie Packie Bonner when the Italia 90 team met him in Rome“Still got it” (GIULIO BROGLIO/AP/Press Association Images)7. There was the time he almost got a standing ovation for sneezingYouTube/Discovery8. There was the time he kissed this baby, even though it was trying to steal his watchAP Photo/Massimo Sambucetti, File9. And there was the time he met with his would-be assassin Mehmet Ali AgcaIn his prison cell in 1983…(AP Photo/Arturo Mari, File)Mehmet Ali Agca show and wounded the Pope in St Peter’s Square in Rome in 1981, hitting him four times.The gunman’s hand aiming the pistol can be seen to the left of the photo (AP Photo)Of course Pope John Paul II was not without his critics. His response to clerical sex abuse, his views on homosexuality, marriage, contraception, attitudes towards women in the Church are among the criticisms of him during his time as Pope from 1979 until his death in 2005.Pope John Paul II beatified before more than a million people in Rome> Meet the men who could succeed Pope Benedict>Happy Birthday Judy Blume… here’s why you are a legend>last_img read more

Nokia introduces games for NFCenabled Symbian smartphones

first_imgNear Field Communication or NFC for short, has become one of the hottest developing technologies in the global mobile economy. NFC allows a user to tap their phone or device to make purchases, exchange info, or check in with social networking sites.NFC itself has been around since 2002, but with the explosion of smartphones like the iPhone and the Nexus S, the market has started to see real movement in adoption of the technology. Developers and manufacturers alike are scrambling to find ways to make NFC useful for actions beyond payments.One of the areas that makes the most sense is some type of augmented reality gaming using NFC tags to create scenarios for entertainment. Nokia has just released information and playable games that take advantage of NFC on its NFC-enabled Symbian handsets.Using NFC cards from online retailers, or even an ID badge or other NFC chipped piece of identification, users can interact with a few simplistic games right now. The titles include a matching game where instead of using your hands to flip cards, the picture on the card appears on the screen of the phone. The handset tracks the user’s matches and keeps score.What is interesting is that while a player is interacting with the cards, there is more than one device involved, as each player has their own device.  The units talk to each other during the game, keeping each apprised of the progress of the other users. Nokia very smartly is keeping children in mind as they develop for NFC. The company is also offering a spelling based game, where players tap out words with their phones in an effort to create as many as possible from a specific letter set, much like the game Boggle.A less impressive NFC game that Nokia is developing is a teddy bear based app, where you “play” by tapping the phone on different parts of the teddy’s body in the order your handset tells you. It’s not something that is going to wow users, but certainly shows proof of concept for using multiple NFC chips that build actions off each other.Below is a video of the Nokia NFC games in action. It will be interesting to see if they can take the games to a level where they appeal to the mass market, and do it in time for their Windows Phone devices.via: Nokia Beta Labslast_img read more

Weather warning Temperatures expected to reach 30 degrees this week

first_img 39 Comments A man sunbathes at Sandymount Beach. Source: RollingNews.ieHe said that nighttime temperatures will drop to around 13 and 15 “at the lowest”, which could make sleeping “uncomfortable” and be difficult for those who are housebound.People are being advised to leave their bedroom window open and to leave the curtains closed during the day if they can to cool down rooms in the house.When asked how long the weather spell would last, Luijkx said: Share391 Tweet Email Jun 25th 2018, 7:41 AM Image: A STATUS YELLOW temperature warning has been issued for Ireland.Met Éireann said that temperatures will go as high as 27 degrees today in some places, and could go even higher over the next few days. The weather warning is in place from 6am today until 9pm on Friday.“We’re more than likely going to get a heatwave this week,” Met Éireann forecaster Harm Luijkx told Morning Ireland.“Inland temperatures are expected to go far over 25 degrees, and could go as high as 30 degrees on Thursday and Friday.”He said that southern areas could be the hottest this week. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Selection of our max temps today (°C):Oak Park (Carlow) 26.5- Hottest temp for Ireland this yearShannon Airport 26.3Casement Aerodrome (Dublin) 25.7Gurteen (Tipp) 25.7Mullingar 25.6Athenry 25.2Phoenix Park 24.5Moore Park (Cork) 23.1Valentia (Kerry) 21.4Malin Head 14.3— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) June 24, 2018 37,758 Views By Gráinne Ní Aodhacenter_img Source: Met Éireann/Twitter Image: Monday 25 Jun 2018, 7:41 AM Weather warning: Temperatures expected to reach 30 degrees this week Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow temperature warning. According to Met Éireann, the hottest temperature this year was 26.5 degrees, and was recorded at Oak Park in Carlow. The second hottest temperature was recorded at Shannon Airport (26.3) and the third was at the Casement Aerodrome in Dublin (25.7). Short URL We’re quite certain that it will last until at least Saturday, but it could extend beyond that.last_img read more

Four killed in plane en route to Provo not natives

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:cheddi jagan international airport, death, Plane crash, provienciales, south florida, venezuala Haitian gov’t official under investigation commits suicide Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 12 Feb 2015 – A sigh of relief amidst news of a tragedy as residents of the Turks and Caicos learned about a Provo-bound plane which yesterday crashed in a rural part of South Florida. All four souls on board the Beech1900 declared dead and the mystery about who the people were, lingered. Magnetic Media learned at least three on board were Venezuelan and the Providenciales International Airport was a fuel stop for the flight. The crash caused a power outage in the area of South West Miami Dade, the wreckage frightful and the FAA reported that the pilot was returning to the Miami Executive Airport after requesting permission to re-land because only one engine on the plane was working. The plane never made it back. TCI residents, based on the plane’s description had thought it may have been a charter of indigenous Caicos Express Airways… executives confirmed otherwise; that all was well – their passengers, pilots, planes all safe and not connected to the crash. One eyewitness report carried by WSVN Florida said the pilot seemed to be attempting a safe landing, but the plane hit the ground too hard and burst into flames. Cuban military crash leaves 8 dead Recommended for you No medical report yet in Capron deathlast_img read more

Hurricane Simon weakening off Mexicos coast

first_imgMIAMI — Simon is rapidly weakening but remains a major hurricane in the Pacific that poses no direct threat to land.The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Simon’s maximum sustained winds decreased to 115 mph Sunday. The Category 4 hurricane is expected to continue weakening.The center says the hurricane is located about 435 miles west of the southern tip of the Baja peninsula and is moving northwest at 10 mph. There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.Simon is expected to produce up to 4 inches of rain, with isolated amounts of 8 inches, across central portions of the peninsula and in the northwestern state of Sonora. Swells could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.last_img read more

Analysts agree Las Vegas Sands best suited to overcome saturation of Asias

first_img RelatedPosts “Investment is continuing across the region, even as China’s economy goes through a structural slowdown,” the report said. “Fitch forecasts China’s GDP will grow 6.1% in 2019 and 2020, down from 6.8% in 2018.”Fitch pointed to three premium markets in particular as facing potential headwinds in the coming years due to their reliance on Chinese visitation, including South Korea, Australia and Singapore.“We view these developments as somewhat risky because foreigners-only projects in South Korea have experienced subpar return on investment and VIP or rolling chip revenue in Australia declined meaningfully since peaking around 2015-2016,” it said.“Japan, South Korea and Singapore law limits gambling by locals either through entrance fees or quotas and limiting locations, which increases the emphasis on foreigner visitation. However, in the latter two markets, premium segment VIP or rolling chip revenue slowed due to the macroeconomic drivers in China and increased regional competition.”The outlook is much better, however, for operators with mass market exposure and none is better positioned in that regard than LVS, despite some recent struggles for its Singapore IR Marina Bay Sands.“The mass market segment in Macau is less cyclical, more profitable and benefits from secular tailwinds related to the rising middle class and improved transportation infrastructure in the greater China area,” the report read.“LVS’s 2018 market share in mass market table game revenue in Macau was 31% and the mass market comprises nearly 70% of LVS’s gross gaming revenue relative to about 50% for its Macau peers.“LVS is geographically diversified with a duopolistic position in Singapore, has a strong mass-market oriented development pipeline in Singapore and Macau, and is a strong contender for an IR in Japan.”Brokerage Sanford C Bernstein offered a similar sentiment on Monday in a note about LVS titled “5 Big Reasons to Own the Stocks.”Analysts Vitaly Umansky, Eunice Lee and Kelsey Zhu described LVS properties as the “crown jewels of global gaming”, adding the company and its Macau subsidiary Sands China “dwarf their competitors in terms of GGR market share in key respective markets in which they compete.”Bernstein said Sands will continue to be the largest operator in Macau over the next five years, while the current upgrading of properties should sustain near-term growth. Likewise, Marina Bay Sands is about to embark on a welcome US$3.3 billion expansion that will add meaningful capacity and LVS also has Japan on the horizon.The Japan IR opportunity “provides an attractive long-term optionality for LVS shareholders,” the analysts said. “The Japan market will likely surpass the size of Singapore and LVS is well positioned as a front-runner in the race for an integrated resort development. Such an investment could be worth (on a PV basis) US$4 per share today for a property that would open in 2025.” 70% of Macau gaming market driven by 400,000 premium players: brokerage 10,000 Chinese citizens flee Sihanoukville in days after Cambodian online gaming directive: report Sihanoukville authorities threaten legal action against 10 building owners over demolition orders Load More The potential oversaturation of the premium gaming market represents a real long-term credit risk for Asian casino operators, but Las Vegas Sands (LVS) remains better positioned than any other to push through the pain, according to analysts.In a report released on Monday titled “New APAC Casinos Will Create Global Gaming Winners and Losers”, Fitch Ratings cited the many billions of dollars invested in casino resorts over the past decade aimed at wealthy Chinese consumers in APAC, warning that while such heavy investment continues to this day, the premium segment has already plateaued in markets such as Singapore and Australia.last_img read more

Former RBI Editor to Head New Association Magazine

first_imgAIMCAL says Converting Quarterly will include several technical Q+A columns and technical-journal stories on web-handling, coating/laminating and finishing processes and products. “AIMCAL decided to do a print edition of Converting Quarterly in addition to a Web site and e-newsletter because we believe that the combination of print and electronic deliverables is the best distribution platform to deliver technical content,” AIMCAL executive director Craig Sheppard tells FOLIO:. “The print format not only reproduces highly readable illustrations, schematics and tables of data, but is likely to be saved for future reference by a significant percentage of subscribers. It is our view that building on the unique strengths of both print and electronic media provides the best distribution platform.”Before joining Converting Quarterly, Spaulding served as editor-in-chief of RBI’s Converting for 15 years. Prior to that, he served in various roles for Packaging and Prepared Foods magazines. AIMCAL says. Mark Spaulding, the longtime editor of Reed Business Information’s now-shuttered Converting magazine, has been tapped by the Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators to serve as associate publisher and editor-in-chief of its official magazine, Converting Quarterly. The new magazine is slated to launch in February 2011 and target the web-processing, converting and finishing industry.The print edition of the magazine will carry a 15,000 circulation. A weekly e-newsletter called Converting Quarterly E-News is expected to be sent to 7,500.Topeka, Kansas-based niche magazine publisher Peterson Publications will provide advertising circulation, design, production, printing and mailing support for the magazine. Peterson’s other publications include InsideFinishing, Plastics Decorating and The Binding Edge.last_img read more

Parnell Finalizes Tax Cuts for InState Refineries

first_imgAfter getting through all of the security clearances and checks, guests were ushered into the fire station at the Tesoro refinery where Governor Parnell put his signature on the dotted line.Parnell sponsored HB 287, which started out simply enough. It was initially written to extend the contract to sell North Slope royalty oil to the Tesoro refinery in Nikiski. Then some amendments were made that included some tax credits for qualified infrastructure expenditures. That credit could be worth up to $10 million per year for five years, for each refinery. House Speaker Mike Chenault represents the Nikiski area. He says the bill was necessary to keep Alaska refineries open.Photo by Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage“The royalty issue was the issue that concerned folks in this facility,” says Chenault. “We were able to add a couple pieces that were able to help refineries up north. We were proud to work on it, so you can continue your jobs and continue to support the community that you live in.”The Tesoro plant in Nikiski and the Petro Star refinery in North Pole are the only two left in the state after Flint Hills closed in May. When that happened, some other last minute changes were made, namely a resolution to provide more subsidies to the remaining refineries, sponsored by Representative Tammie Wilson of North Pole.“The resolution is really about the Quality Bank, which is a really important part,” says WIlson.The Quality Bank is the system by which refiners connected to the Trans-Alaska Pipeline are charged for the crude oil they take out of the line and then process into another product. The subsidies in Wilson’s resolution help offset what refineries are charged by the Quality Bank.“But we know the Quality Bank takes a lot of the profit for them,” says WIlson. “So, what this does is that it just directs the Department of Natural Resources and the Governor and everybody else, to make it a formula that works better for what we have here.”Rather than actually change the formula, which is up to the Federal Energy Commission, the resolution provides real dollars that make up for the Bank charges. Parnell said before he signed the bill that it leveled the playing field for refineries, and would help spur more investment in them.“There’s also a royalty provision in here that enhances the ability for producers to sell to refiners as well,” says Parnell. “This bill is just a very important step forward in making sure that we have a more healthy in-state refining industry, lots more jobs for Alaskans, and we provide that level playing field for every company to take advantage of.”Parnell signed a few other bills while on the Kenai Tuesday. He started off in the morning at the Snow Shoe Gun Club. In front of a soundtrack of target practice at the club, he signed Senate Bill 77. Sponsored by Senator Peter Micciche, that bill lets the state Board of Game create a special hunting season for Alaskans aged 8-17 to take big game.The other bill that became law Tuesday was Representative Paul Seaton’s House Bill 75. It deals with the Pick. Click. Give. program, that allows people who receive a PFD from the state to donate a portion to a non-profit organization.“There was one part of the program that said if your budget was more than $250,000 a year, you had to have a certified public accountant audit, which meant that for those groups that were just above that range, they had to spend more to get the audit than they would get in donations,” says Seaton.Seaton’s bill removed that requirement completely. This year, Alaskans put $2.7 million of their PFD into non-profit coffers, with an average donation of more than $100.last_img read more

Three SCA players in national chess tourney in Vijayawada

first_imgVijayawada: Three chess players from Spark Chess Academy (SCA) here would represent Andhra Pradesh at the National Chess Championship in Under – 19 years category, said Spark Chess Academy coach and secretary T Naresh here on Thursday. Speaking to the media here on Thursday, Naresh informed that the selected players would participate in the National Chess Championship which would be held at Ahmadabad (Gujarat) from August 3 to 11. The players representing the state are Talla Nischal, G R Krishna Vedanth and Jalwadi Nandika. The Academy wished them all success in the national championship.last_img read more

Cyber Workshop held for Shanghai Corporation Organization

first_imgGachibowli: National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS), in association with Data Security Council of India (DSCI), hosted a two-day ‘Cyber Workshop’ for Shanghai Corporation Organization (SCO) members at Cyient here. The programme was inaugurated by Lt Gen (Retd) Dr Rajesh Pant, the National Cyber Security Coordinator of NSCS. S M Sahai, the Additional Secretary of NSCS, along with TS Principal Secretary (IT) Jayesh Ranjan were present. Inaugurating the programme, Dr Pant said, “The ever-expanding cyber space has inverted the century-old established theories of jurisdiction, which were deeply rooted in the concept of territorial and physical boundaries and sovereignty. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us The identification and mitigation of cyberattacks has become more complicated and difficult to deal with. Cyberattacks cannot be seen limited only to loss of financial assets and intellectual property, but there are also issues associated with the security of critical information infrastructure and public safety.” Sahai highlighted the importance of cooperation between SCO member-states in countering the menace of terrorism, separatism and extremism. He said that the fact that India hosted the workshop showed its commitment to offer the expertise available, especially in the cyber domain, to the SCO member-states in eliminating terrorism. Also Read – With 61 feet high, Khairatabad Ganesh claimed to be tallest idol in India Advertise With Us He also said, “The job roles of the law enforcement and intelligence agencies must change in line with the rapid changes in the technology. The issues and challenges related to globalisation of the criminal evidence cannot be solved in isolation, and cooperation among the member-states of SCO is very crucial.” Representatives from Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Executive Committee of RATS-SCO participated in the workshop. Jayesh Ranjan said the cyber workshop was a great initiative in bringing together the member nations to collaborate, co-operate and exchange ideas and skills to maintain and ensure peace, security and stability in the region. Advertise With Us Rama Vedashree, the CEO of DSCI, said the workshop provided an excellent opportunity for the audience to enhance their understanding of the need of standard operating procedures (SOPs) for handling cybercrimes and also realising the imperatives of having digital forensics capabilities in corporate and government environments. After joining the SCO in 2017, India has been actively contributing to realise the goals of the SCO, she added.last_img read more