Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers View comments San Miguel is currently on top of the standings with a 5-0 record, but its bid to win the Philippine Cup title for the fourth straight time gets tougher from here with Barangay Ginebra next on Sunday before a showdown with surging Magnolia on Feb. 4. “According to the doctor, he will be missing three to four weeks and probably, he won’t be able to play until the second week of February,”Austria told reporters in Filipino after San Miguel beat GlobalPort, 107-93.Austria added the team is in no rush to bring back Cabagnot with the playoffs already in his mind.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We’re not in a hurry for him to get back but what we want is for him to get to 100 percent because it’s really hard if we don’t have Alex going into the playoffs,” said Austria.Austria assured the 35-year-old Cabagnot won’t require any surgery to fully heal. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH San Miguel guard Alex Cabagnot. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Miguel Beer’s starting guard Alex Cabagnot is expected to be out for three to four weeks due to a foot injury, according to his head coach Leo Austria.Cabagnot missed the Beermen’s game against GlobalPort on Wednesday and most likely his team’s next three games due to a partial tear in his right foot.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “He just need to rest and I think that because of his work ethic, it would be easy for him to get back into shape,” he said.“Right now, he’s still working out so that he’ll be able to sustain his conditioning. We want to give him rest because we don’t want to aggravate his situation right now.”Brian Heruela filled in for Cabagnot and had his best game yet as a member of the Beermen, finishing with 17 points, five assists and six steals in 23 minutes off the bench.“We know that Brian can do that. He’s capable of playing huge for us and he showed it tonight,”said SMB swingman Marcio Lassiter.“Alex is definitely a big part of the team and we’re going to miss him but at the same time, next guy has to step up and it’s not just going to be one guy coming off the bench, we have multiple guys capable of stepping up for us,” Lassiter, who also had 17 points, added.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH MOST READ Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Fajardo, Heruela lead San Miguel rally to fend off GlobalPort Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next
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MOST READ Alex Cabagnot, seven others get fined in latest round of PBA penalties So does Orlando coach Steve Clifford.“To me, this is by far the best team they’ve had here in this stretch,” Clifford said of the Raptors. “This is a terrific team here. Terrific.”Toronto lost 104-101 in Game 1 when Orlando’s D.J. Augustin hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 4.2 seconds to play. After that, the Raptors clamped down defensively and held the Magic below 100 in each of the next four.“As the series went on, they started playing much better,” Magic center Nikola Vucevic said. “They stepped up their game on both ends of the floor and we weren’t able to do that. It showed each game.”Toronto set a team record with 34 assists in 41 made baskets in Tuesday’s clincher, and held the Magic to below 40 percent shooting for the third time in four.ADVERTISEMENT “The consistent defensive intensity the last four games has been impressive,” Raptors guard Fred VanVleet said. “As long as we keep that defensive focus, we have enough guys to make enough plays on the offensive end.”Toronto’s previous three postseason runs were all ended by LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, including a six-game defeat in the 2016 Eastern Conference Finals, and consecutive second-round sweeps in 2017 and 2018. The most recent of those defeats led to the dismissal of Coach of the Year Dwane Casey last May, and laid the groundwork for last July’s trade that sent franchise icon DeMar DeRozan to San Antonio as part of a package that brought back Leonard and guard Danny Green.“We’re getting better,” said Raptors forward Pascal Siakam, a candidate for the NBA’s most improved player. “We’re just working hard to kind of gel together and figure things out. Obviously, we can always improve, but it’s starting to click a little bit.”Tuned in at both ends of the floor, the Raptors now have a few days to rest and get ready for Philadelphia in round two.“They’re very talented,” Magic forward Aaron Gordon said of Toronto. “They have a great leader and great point guard in Kyle. They seem to be very balanced.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Kawhi Leonard scored 27 points, Pascal Siakam added 24 and the Raptors routed the Magic 115-96 on Tuesday night, winning their first-round playoff series in five games.Toronto, which has made six straight postseason appearances, has reached the second round for the fourth straight year.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, logisticsBuoyed by the offseason additions of Leonard and guard Danny Green, plus trade deadline pickup Marc Gasol, these Raptors are focused on a conference finals berth, and maybe more.“We know what we are and what we can be,” guard Kyle Lowry said. View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) smiles from the bench during a late second half timeout in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Orlando Magic, Tuesday, April 23, 2019 in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — The Toronto Raptors have reason to believe this is the year their playoff run doesn’t end in failure and frustration.Just ask the Orlando Magic, who have seen firsthand how good this Raptors team can be.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES 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 Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte
There could not be a more exciting end to the league stage of the Indian Premier League (IPL) as a resurgent Kings XI Punjab will take on Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) in a virtual knock out clash at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Sunday.Table toppers Mumbai Indians were the first side to qualify for the play-offs with 18 points, while the rest three spots are occupied by Kolkata Knight Riders, RPS and Sunrisers Hyderabad.Fifth-placed Punjab are on a roll lately and will be a tough nut to crack for Pune, who are currently on 16 points from 13 games with a net run rate of -0.083. Punjab are on 14 points from an equal number of matches but have a comparatively better run rate of +0.296.When the two teams square off on Sunday, the equation is pretty simple for Glenn Maxwell’s team. A win is all that they need to qualify as it will take them to 16 points with a superior net run rate. The Punjab outfit doesn’t have to look at any other results.For Pune, a defeat will be dangerous as Sunrisers defeated Gujarat Lions on Saturday and clinched their play-off place with 17 points.The Supergiant’s though, can still make it to the play-offs despite a defeat against Punjab.The Supergiant have themselves to blame for being in such a vulnerable situation, after having gone down to Delhi Daredevils by a mere seven runs in their previous encounter at the Ferozeshah Kotla on Friday.After restricting the Daredevils to 168/8, Pune faltered in their chase with Manoj Tiwary playing a lone hand while the rest of the batsmen failed to complement the Bengal right-hander’s 45-ball 60.advertisementOn Sunday, Pune will hope for a better batting effort from the likes of Rahul Tripathi, Steve Smith, Ben Stokes besides Tiwary and Mahendra Singh Dhoni down the order.Opener Ajinkya Rahane’s poor run is surely a cause of concern for the hosts.In the bowling department, Pune has the huge advantage of having Englishman Stokes, whose lethal yorkers have made him the most valuable player for his franchise. Stokes is set to leave after Sunday’s tie to join his national side ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy.Young Jaydev Unadkat and Shardul Thakur have been impressive with the new ball while off-spinner Washington Sundar and leg-spinner Adam Zampa can be good options in the middle overs.Punjab, on the other hand would want openers Martin Guptill and Manan Vohra to give them a sound start before Shaun Marsh, Wriddhiman Saha and captain Glenn Maxwell can accelerate their scoring rate. All-rounder Axar Patel can also smack the ball out of the park towards the end.The visitors, however, still need to work on their bowling despite the pace duo of Sandeep Sharma and Mohit Sharma bowling some good overs at the death. Both Sandeep and Mohit were instrumental in Punjab’s narrow win over Mumbai on Thursday. Spinners Axar and Rahul Tewatia have done well to slow down the onslaught in the middle overs.Teams:Kings XI Punjab: Glenn Maxwell (Captain), Martin Guptill, Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Shaun Marsh, Darren Sammy, Manan Vohra, Axar Patel, Varun Aaron, Sandeep Sharma, Mohit Sharma, Ishant Sharma, Rahul Tewatia, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, K.C. Cariappa, Matt Henry, Anureet Singh, Armaan Jaffer, Marcus Stoinis, Swapnil Singh, Rinku Singh, Nikhil Naik, T. Natarajan, Pardeep Sahu.Rising Pune Supergiant: Steven Smith (Captain), Mahendra Singh Dhoni (WK), Rahul Tripathi, Ajinkya Rahane, Manoj Tiwary, Ben Stokes, Dan Christian, Adam Zampa, Shardul Thakur, Washington Sundar, Ankush Bains, Lockie Ferguson, Jaydev Unadkat, Usman Khawaja, Milind Tandon, Saurabh Kumar, Iswar Pandey, Jaskaran Singh, Deepak Chahar, Rahul Chahar, Rajat Bhatia, Baba Aparajith, Mayank Agarwal, Ankit Sharma, Ashok Dinda.
Indian rowers won a gold and two bronze medals in an incredible start to the sixth day of competitions at the 18th Asian Games here, making up for the disappointment in the days gone by.The team comprising Sawarn Singh, Dattu Bhokanal, Om Prakash and Sukhmeet Singh clocked 6:17.13 to win the gold medal in men’s quadruple sculls.It was redemption of sorts for Bhokanal after yesterday’s forgettable show, when he failed to complete his event leaving the coach fuming.Asian Games 2018: Rowing team wins fifth gold medal for IndiaHosts Indonesia (6:20.58) and Thailand (6:22.41) were placed second and third respectively in the quadruple skulls.Before landing the top prize, India bagged two bronze medals in the sport through Rohit Kumar and Bhagwan Singh in lightweight double sculls after Dushyant started the day with a third-place finish in lightweight single sculls.Asian Games 2018 Day 6 Live UpdatesRohit and Bhagwan clocked 7:04.61 to win bronze in their event at the JSC Lake.Japan’s Miyaura Masayuki and Takeda Masahiro won the gold with a timing of 7:01.70 while Koreans Kim Byunghoon and Lee Minhyuk (7:03.22) bagged silver.Earlier, Dushyant won the country its first rowing medal at the ongoing Games, claiming a bronze in men’s lightweight single sculls.Korea’s Hyunsu Park and Hong Kong’s Chun Gun Chiu won the gold and silver medals respectively.Dushyant, who was declared the best rower in the 2013 National Championships, finished third on the podium with a timing of 7.18.76 as India enjoyed a good beginning on the sixth day of competition.The Indian, who began rowing in 2012 at an army training camp in Roorkee, had won a bronze in the last edition of the Games, too, in Incheon.advertisementIndia now have 21 medals — five gold, four silver and 12 bronze.(With PTI inputs)
zoom As forecast, the Port of Virginia in January posted an operating loss, the first one following six consecutive months of positive operating revenue reports.The operating result at the US East Coast port for January is a loss of USD 1 million, which is an improvement over the prior-year result of a USD 4.7 million operating loss, and the lowest January operating loss in four years.The fiscal-year-to-date result is an operating profit of USD 5.2 million, versus a prior year operating loss of USD 15.3 million, or an improvement of USD 20.5 million year-over-year.”We forecast for a loss in January and February and by no means do we believe this is acceptable,” said John F. Reinhart, CEO and executive director of the Virginia Port Authority. ”We expected headwinds in the third quarter as a result of seasonal impacts.”Reinhart said February may hold a loss as well, given that it is a short month, there have been one-and-a-half lost workdays as a result of snow and the negative effect of the exceptionally cold weather on operations.In January, The Port of Virginia reported that it handled 191,996 TEUs, an increase of 14.8 percent, or 24,725 TEUs, when compared with January 2014.
zoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Greek dry bulk owner Diana Shipping has entered into a time charter contract with Singapore-based Koch Shipping for one of its Newcastlemax dry bulk vessels.The company’s 206,040 dwt Philadelphia was hired for a period of twenty to twenty-three months.Diana Shipping said that the gross charter rate for the ship is USD 20,000 per day.This employment is to generate some USD 11.7 million of gross revenue for the minimum scheduled period of the time charter.Built in 2012, the vessel started working under the new charter deal on June 18.Philadelphia was previously chartered by Koch Shipping at a gross charter rate of USD 15,500 per day.
zoomImage Courtesy: Yann Merlin / SOS MEDITERRANEE Maritime charity Human Rights at Sea has released an independent review highlighting inconsistencies in reasoning given by flag states related to successive de-flagging of M/V Aquarius.The vessel was deployed in humanitarian search and rescue (SAR) activities at sea and chartered by SOS Méditerranée. It was previously operated in partnership with the Amsterdam-based branch of Médecins Sans Frontières, rescuing people in the Central Mediterranean Sea from certain death.The vessel was first de-flagged by the Gibraltar Maritime Administration (GMA) after GMA issued notices that Italian authorities would not support MSF-SOS Méditerranée activities thereby forcing the owner to withdraw.A second de-flagging was undertaken by the Panama Maritime Authority, which, according to HRAS, also appears to have been influenced by the Italian Government.HRAS said that the publicly identified influence by the Italian Government upon the flag states involved “concurrently raises important queries over the extent of, and acceptance of, politically-driven influence by a European Member State over humanitarian SAR activities.”In its review, HRAS concluded that “political interference at the expense of lawful humanitarian actions abuses the fundamental rights of those in peril at sea, and it goes against the fundamental human rights principles…”“The drive for effective humanitarian policies and supporting actions in protecting individual rights is one of the core foundations at the heart of the European model, but at the time of writing and in the context of the Central Mediterranean Sea it is being eroded through appeasement, thereby undermining the established rule of law.”Since the start of its search and rescue mission in February 2016, the Aquarius has assisted nearly 30,000 people in international waters between Libya, Italy and Malta, MSF earlier informed.Link to HRAS review
Deputy Premier Frank Corbett, on behalf of Premier Dexter, today, Aug. 8, announced Dan McDougall will be the new associate deputy minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. Mr. McDougall has significant experience in municipal administration. He was chief administrative officer for the County of Colchester, a position he previously held with the Municipality of the District of Guysborough. From 1994 to 1999, Mr. McDougall worked for the province as a municipal advisor and director for Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. “Dan brings work experience in both municipal and provincial government and has earned a strong reputation among municipal leaders and councils across the province,” said Mr. Corbett. “The province is committed to building stronger and more sustainable communities in Nova Scotia and Dan’s leadership will help us do that.” Mr. McDougall is board member with the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities, a current executive member of the Nova Scotia Association of Municipal Administrators and has a masters of public administration from Dalhousie University. Mr. McDougall’s appointment is effective Oct. 15.
The Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) informed employees of the Magampura Port Management Company (Pvt.) Ltd. that an Enjoining Order has been issued by the District Court of Hambantota on disrupting port operations. Obstructing vehicular traffic entering or exiting from the Hambantota Port or obstructing the access or exit roads of Hambantota Port in any manner;Entering or remaining in the Hambantota Port without written permission of Sri Lanka Ports Authority; andInterrupting the usual operations of Hambantota Port and port services in any manner.“I had discussed with a private Chinese company to secure the employment of workers during my ministerial period. Although the subject ministry is not under me, I said not to deprive them of their employment. I’m still in the same stance. Although I’m with the Government, I stand against the Government if some influence is made to deprive them of their employment,” Minister Arjuna Ranatunga said.Minister Ranatunga visited the Dalada Maligawa to obtain blessings for his 54th birthday and called on the Mahanayaka Thero of the Malwatta Chapter, the Most Ven. Thibbatuwawe Sri Sumangala and the Mahanayaka Thero of the Asgiriya Chapter, the Most Ven. Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana Thero. Responding to journalists, the Minister said that if someone attempts to separate the unity Government, it will amount to going against the people. Minister of Petroleum Resources Development Arjuna Ranatunga says securing the employment of the workers in the Hambantota Port is a responsibility of the Government.He made this statement when he called on the Mahanayaka Theros of Malwatta and Asgiriya temples and visited the Dalada Maligawa today. “My vision is that very leader can take any decisions which do not destroy the people’s mandate. People gave power to these two parties to govern the country together. Any alteration to it will be bad for the people. I can’t teach politics to the President and the Prime minister. People expected to establish the new government by allowing both to govern the country without giving solo power to either the UNP or the SLFP. Even the Most Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero approved this system before he passed away. We could sort out issues by this system,” Minister Ranatunga added. The Enjoining Order has been issued on 30.11.2017 in District Court of Hambantota Case No. 8698/SPL against the employees and/or all persons involved in:
Alan Doss, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Liberia, said those involved in development efforts should “think about demand-driven development where poor people are asked what they really want, rather than continuing with the traditional style of supply-driven development programmes.”Mr. Doss made the comments while opening a two-day workshop in Monrovia aimed at developing strategic priorities for the UN’s development assistance for Liberia, which he said should be measured for the real change made improving poor people’s lives.Pointing to the remarkably quick and wide diffusion of mobile phone technology in Africa, Mr. Doss challenged participants to consider the concept of “scratch-card development” in which the poor are provided purchasing power so they can buy basic services as they see fit.Another challenge for UN and development partners is how to reduce the burden on governments that results from too many ill-coordinated projects that use up rather than build up national capacity, he added.Liberia’s Minister of Planning and Economic Affairs, Dr Toga McIntosh, reiterated the need to break with the past, improve donor assistance and effectiveness and urgently rebuild the country’s infrastructure to speed up the development process.Mr. Doss has had a long UN career, much of it with the UN Development Programme (UNDP), and has formerly served as Principal Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Côte d’Ivoire and prior to that as the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Sierra Leone.
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Coming off last week’s exhibition victory over Walsh, the Ohio State men’s basketball team opens its regular season today against Alcorn State. The game is the first of two in the preliminary round of the 2K Sports Classic, a tournament that will culminate with two games in New York City’s Madison Square Garden next week.Perhaps the biggest question for the Buckeyes coming into the game is the person in the center position. Coach Thad Matta expects to again be without Dallas Lauderdale as he recovers from a broken hand.But it seems that he will return in the near future. Matta said Wednesday that the trainers are working to provide him with a brace that would allow him to participate in the team’s full practices. Though he won’t play Monday, he should be able to make his return Thursday against James Madison.In Lauderdale’s absence, senior Kyle Madsen got the start, but both he and sophomore Zisis Sarikopoulos played significant time. Matta was pleased with their performances. “I thought they did a very good job, I really did,” Matta said. “With those two guys, you’ve got good size.”On a similar note, the rest of the rotation will be something to watch as the Buckeyes begin regular season play. As expected, Evan Turner, David Lighty, Jon Diebler and William Buford were in the starting lineup against Walsh. Jeremie Simmons, P.J. Hill, Walter Offutt and Nikola Kecman all played at least 12 minutes off the bench. “We had the luxury of getting guys more minutes and more opportunities to play, giving Evan or John … just more of a two-minute blow here or there,” Matta said. “I hope we can continue that.”Monday’s game will mark junior David Lighty’s first regular season appearance since last year’s season-ending foot injury. Lighty showed no lingering effects against Walsh, and his return is a welcome sight for his teammates. “He’s a big part of our team and a big part of what this program stands for,” Turner said. “It was tough to see him go out for a year, but he came back. It looks like he’s playing well. I think we are going to win a lot of games with him on the floor, and I’m just so happy he’s back.”The Buckeyes take on the Alcorn State Braves at 7 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center.
OLKO-Maschinentechnik GmbH has been awarded a contract by Sirius Minerals for the supply and commissioning of two winders for its North Yorkshire Woodsmith polyhalite mine. The project area contains the largest, highest grade resource of polyhalite to be found anywhere in the world. The polyhalite resource of 2.66 billion tonnes, as defined according to the internationally recognised JORC code, represents 7% of the project’s area of interest. Polyhalite will be extracted via two mine shafts and transported outside of the National Park to Teesside on a conveyor belt system in an underground tunnel of approximately 37 km of length. It will then be granulated at a materials handling facility, with the majority being exported to overseas markets. Sirius Minerals is aiming to achieve first product from the mine by the end of 2021, ramping up to an initial production capacity of 10 Mt/y and then full production of 20 Mt/y.In the first stage of the project, OLKO is to supply two winders of double-drum Blair type, one for the service shaft and one for the production shaft at Woodsmith mine. Shaft depths are approximately 1,594 m (production shaft) and 1,565 m (service shaft). As OLKO was involved relatively early in the project phase, the winders have been designed that they will be used for shaft sinking purposes as well as for permanent hoisting after the shafts have been built. The winders are amongst the largest in the world: the diameter of the drum including disc brake is 6.8 m, while the motor power of the production shaft winder amounts to 9.3 MW. Hoisting speed during permanent hoisting of the production shaft winder is 18 m/s. The 35 t capacity skips will be loaded at the 1,520 m level, while the unloading facility is installed at the 360 level, where polyhalite will be transferred to the mineral transport system’s tunnel conveyor. The winder is equipped with slide bearings and the most modern mutli-channel braking system, type COBRA01, a joint development of OLKO and Siemens.Most of the components are presently manufactured and being packed for transportation to site. The design, manufacturing and handling of logistics issues of such large winders are not without challenges, for the mechanical components as well for the electrical portion, which will be supplied by Siemens. However, with completion of design and manufacturing, which has been performed in close co-operation with the project team of Sirius Minerals, huge progress has been achieved so far. Workshop tests of several components have also been completed successfully under the supervision of external experts. The next phase is the logistics part, including the transportation of all components to site, some of which weigh more than 70 t. OLKO says it considers the execution of such a flagship project as one of the biggest in the history of the company and is delighted that their hoists are part of one of the world’s largest mining projects.
EHF CL F4Fuchse BerlinTHW Kiel ← Previous Story Katarina Krpez in Krim Mercator Next Story → Ljubo Vukic goes to Brest Meshkov! After AG Copenhagen and BM Atletico Madrid, German teams, Fuchse Berlin and THW Kiel qualified for EHF F4 in Cologne. Fuchse Berlin made tremendeous result with +11 win over Ademar Leon 29:18 (first match 24:35), enough to achieve the biggest success in club’s history – TOP 4 in Europe.Fuchse: Heinevetter(Stochl); Sellin (2), Christophersen (5), Jazska (-), Petterson (9), Laen (5), Nincevic (1), Bult (-), Pevnov (1), Romero (6, 4 p).Ademar: Álamo (Losert); Stranovsky (2, 1 ), Antonio García (4), Andreu (4), Ferrer (2), Carou (-), Krivoschlykov (1); Baena (3), Ruesga (-), Goñi (-), Cutura (1), Di Panda (-), Borges (1).THW Kiel broke resistance of C.O Zagreb in second half in “Sparkasse Arena” 33:27 (16:16). Henrik Lundstrom and Filip Jicha (7 goals) were “key players” in THW’s win over fighters from Croatia. In the first match was tie – 31:31.EHF CL F4 will be played in Cologne’s “Lanxsess Arena” (26 and 27 May)
Google’s new line of Android devices, the Nexus line, have brought a whole new wave of technology to the mobile ecosystem. The screen on the Nexus 10 offers the same resolution as the new Retina MacBook Pro, complimented by the impressive Nexus 7 and Nexus 4. The only thing that seems to be missing from the entire Nexus line is support from LTE networks.The Nexus fans, consumers who must have the latest and greatest from Google, are going to buy the phone regardless. While the users in markets that have had LTE for some time now are quite unhappy, the $299 price tag for the Nexus 4 seems to be encouraging users to consider looking at contract free or pre-paid solutions.The original purpose behind the Nexus program was to create a device that was carrier agnostic. If you wanted to move from one carrier to another, you wouldn’t have to worry about buying a new device. With the Nexus One, there wasn’t much of a threat. HTC still had to make multiple versions to support multiple carriers. The same happened for the Nexus S, especially when it came to Sprint. Finally, the pentaband Galaxy Nexus arrived with aspirations of reaching this goal. The only problem was the price, as carriers were still offering subsidized phones for half the cost of buying the GSM Galaxy Nexus outright.With the $299 Nexus 4, Google has released a high end device for the same price that the carriers are offering subsidized phones.The tag line for the Nexus 4, “totally wireless”, is fairly telling. It’s not quite as direct as “no strings attached” but still drives the message home. In fact, the Nexus 4 comes in $50 cheaper than pre-paid carrier Straight Talk sells the Samsung Galaxy S2, a phone that is one full generation behind in every way. Google has made it cost effective to purchase a phone outright, which means all a user needs to do is plug in a SIM card from a pre-paid vendor and in seconds have a modern phone on a contract free network. These pre-paid plans start at around $45 per month and several of them offer unlimited HSPA+ data.The Nexus consumer is a fairly atypical customer. These are connected consumers who are in tune with the tech industry. The outrage at a lack of LTE on this device is matched only by the speed in which they can post the sale of their Galaxy Nexus on Swappa, eBay, and Craigslist. These are consumers who need the latest and greatest from Google, and aren’t willing to compromise with the carriers already when it comes to things like wireless tether or what ROM is run on their phone. These are pro-sumers, and the idea of leaving a carrier for a phone is not a strange concept to many of them.If you take a look at the Play Store, Google has left plenty of room on their website to include more items. They could fill those spots with LTE variants of the Nexus 4, should the carriers come to an agreement, or maybe as the rumors have suggested open the Play Store to manufacturers who are more willing to play ball with the carriers.Google seems to have pretty clearly announced with the Nexus launch that they are done trying to make things work out to everyone’s advantage. Their attempt at compromise with Verizon and Sprint didn’t work out, so Google has opened the door for pre-paid solutions to come in and take these customers off the hands of carriers that refuse to get onboard.
La rencontre GoodPlanet : Douglas Tompkins, philanthrope de l’écologie Le site goodplanet.info fondé par Yann-Arthus Bertrand part à la rencontre de ceux qui se bougent pour l’écologie. Comme chaque semaine, retrouvez les meilleurs extraits sur Maxisciences. A son retour de la Conférence des Nations Unies sur la biodiversité qui se tenait à Nagoya, Douglas Tompkins a fait une escale à Paris pour assister aux championnats du monde d’escrime au Grand Palais. Ce milliardaire, écologiste et philanthrope vit aujourd’hui au Chili et a profité de cet arrêt pour rendre visite à Yann Arthus-Bertrand et à sa fondation GoodPlanet. L’occasion, au cours d’un dîner, de faire un peu plus connaissance avec cet “éco-baron”, un homme qui consacre sa fortune à la préservation de l’environnement.”Il ne peut pas y avoir de justice sociale sur une planète morte” ! Pour Douglas Tompkins, 67 ans, la protection de l’environnement et la sauvegarde de la biodiversité sont des priorités qui passent avant la résolution des problèmes économiques et sociaux du monde actuel. C’est donc pour permettre à la nature de reprendre ses droits que ce milliardaire, ancien skieur olympique et créateur des marques Esprit et The North Face, rachète des milliers d’hectares au Chili et en Argentine pour en faire des réserves naturelles et des parcs nationaux. Il possède aujourd’hui plus de 8.000 km2 de terres, l’équivalent d’un territoire comme la Corse.Tout a commencé en 1989, lorsqu’avec sa femme Kristine, elle-même alors à la tête de Patagonia, ils décident de tout quitter et de vendre les parts qu’ils détiennent dans leurs sociétés. “Je vendais des articles de mode dont personne n’avait en réalité besoin, explique-t-il. La société actuelle est enfermée dans un modèle de consommation de masse. C’est un véritable problème et j’ai réalisé que j’étais moi-même une partie du problème”.À lire aussiJournée mondiale de l’environnement : Quelques astuces pour un mode de vie plus écolo au bureauTrois ans plus tard, ils achètent un ranch à l’abandon dans la province chilienne de Palena, au sud du pays. A partir de ces quelques hectares, ils feront l’acquisition d’autres terres et créeront le Parc Pumalin, une réserve naturelle privée de 3.250 km2 (plus que le parc national de Yosemite aux Etats-Unis), classée “sanctuaire pour la nature” en janvier 2005 par le gouvernement chilien et que le milliardaire s’est engagé à la léguer au Chili après sa mort. Car Douglas Tompkins ne veut rien garder pour lui, “ni pour ses enfants”, précise-t-il. C’est ainsi qu’en 2002, il a offert à l’Etat chilien, via son organisation The Conservation Land Trust, 85.000 hectares pour la création du Parc national du Corcovado, qui s’étend aujourd’hui sur 2.940 km2. “C’était un cadeau que le président ne pouvait pas refuser”, glisse-t-il avec un sourire et le regard pétillant.Tout n’est cependant pas simple pour les Tompkins. Au Chili comme en Argentine, nombreux sont ceux qui souhaitent les voir quitter les lieux car les habitants voient d’un mauvais œil cet Américain qui rachète leurs terres. Il est vrai qu’en Amérique latine, les sentiments anti-états-uniens sont tenaces… Lire la suite sur GoodPlanetTout savoir sur les principaux enjeux environnementaux liés aux zones protégéesEn savoir plus sur les éco-barons en vidéoGoodPlanet.info est un projet de la fondation GoodPlanet, présidée par Yann Arthus-Bertrand, reporter, photographe, documentariste et écologiste français. Le site présente de manière pédagogique les enjeux écologiques et humains majeurs de notre époque.Le 4 février 2011 à 19:01 • Emmanuel Perrin
Just like humans, ocean animals can be picky about who they’re friends with: Researchers have discovered that some bottlenose dolphins have cliquey social circles and avoid rival squads.On Tuesday, the University of St Andrews shared their dolphin findings in a press release. The study, which was published in the Marine Biology journal on Dec. 18, showed that even though some dolphins can exhibit cliquey behavior, the groups still managed to cooperate and take turns inhabiting seas.Photo Credit: Ana HaceResearchers from the Morigenos Slovenian Marine Mammals Society and the Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU) at the University of St Andrews, analyzed the social network of dolphins in the northern Adriatic Sea. While studying the area for more than 16 years, researchers found that dolphins located in the Gulf of Trieste created different social circles and some didn’t like to hangout together.The Gulf of Trieste’s dolphin society had three different groups: two large social groups with long-lasting friendships and stable membership, and a smaller third group dubbed “freelancers” that had weaker bonds between members.Infographic of the bottlenose dolphin social groups (Photo Credit: Ana Hace/Genov et al 2018)Even though the two large social groups mostly avoided each other, they cooperated in certain areas of the sea, with each group visiting these locations at different times. University of St Andrews said this temporal partitioning hasn’t been previously documented with other mammals, including whales.“We were quite surprised by this. It’s not uncommon for dolphins to segregate into different parts of the sea, but to have certain times of the day in which they gather is unusual,” Tilen Genov of St Andrews University said. “We would sometimes see one social group in the morning and then the group in the same area in the late afternoon.”Dolphins are known to live in groups, and these social circles could change frequently with members joining or leaving, according to the researchers. Dolphins in these groups prefer spending time with “best friends,” or other buddies they like to live with.Researchers might not have a solid answer for different dolphin behaviors, however, dolphins might respond differently to various human activities, such as fishing.“Human activities can likely alter behavior and social structure of mammals. However, causal links are unclear and it’s difficult to ascertain what came first,” the study said. “The inherent social structure itself, and social learning, may lead to differential behavior and interactions with anthropogenic activities, without these activities changing the social system in the first place.”More on Geek.com:All the Sea Turtles in This Study Had Microplastics in Their GutsOcean Rover Uncovers Rare Shark Nursery Off Irish Coast‘Headless Chicken Monster’ Spotted in Southern Ocean Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferNASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This Weekend Stay on target
ASA on Tuesday congratulated former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue on his confirmation as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in the Trump Administration by the U.S. Senate.ASA President and Illinois soybean farmer Ron Moore said, “The USDA plays the most crucial of government functions for farmers across the country, and we are glad that Secretary Perdue is finally on board. We look forward to seeing the remaining political positions filled at the Department as well, and to working with Secretary Perdue and his team in the months and years ahead.”
Sarah Tew/CNET The field is exceptionally close in terms of both sound quality and features for the money, but the Onkyo TX-NR585 pulls ahead as a total package. It offers an exhaustive list of streaming extras, bomb-proof sound and excellent ease of use. It was CNET’s 2018 Editor’s Choice and at $350, it’s an amazing value in mid-2019 as well. Mentioned Above Sony STR-DN1080 reading • Best AV receivers under $500 Tags Preview • At last, Sony’s newest STR-DN1080 receiver fixes its Atmos problem Read CNET’s review Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors 2:33 Best for ease of use Read CNET’s review Apple Yamaha RX-V485 $349 Share your voice See It Now playing: Watch this: AV Receivers How to buy an affordable AV receiver Dell Best for AirPlay 2 compatibility Sarah Tew/CNET Comments Yamaha Amazon HDMI Google Sony Apple Sarah Tew/CNET $448 Sarah Tew/CNET See It See it See at Amazon The Sony STR-DN1080 was our 2017 Editor’s Choice, and it’s still an excellent package. Sound quality is not quite as strong as those of the Denon and Onkyo, but they’re all very close. If you want a receiver that offers ease of use and integrates both AirPlay (but not AirPlay 2, so no multi-room) and Chromecast streaming, this is a great option. $448 $449 Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Read the CNET review Which receiver comes out on top? Of the receivers I’ve reviewed recently, the Onkyo TX-NR585 is my favorite. It sounds great, looks great and offers plenty of up-to-date features. It’s a 2018 model but still perfectly modern, and now that 2019 receivers are starting to appear, the Onkyo has come down to an affordable $349. At that price it’s an absolute steal. Runners up include the Sony STR-DN1080 and Denon AVR-S740H, from 2017 and 2018, respectively. I rated all of three “excellent,” with just a little daylight (two-tenths of a point) separating their overall CNET ratings. Prices fluctuate regularly, so if one of the three costs significantly less than the others at the time you read this, go for it. The most recent receiver I’ve reviewed is the Denon AVR-S750H from 2019. It has a few extra features compared to the 740H, but it didn’t sound quite as good to my ear, and more importantly it’s about $70 more expensive right now. I’ll be reviewing more 2019 models soon, and their prices will fall later in the year. Until then, the 2018 models are the ones to get. The Yamaha RX-V485 offers high-quality sound at an affordable price, but for most people it’s worth paying more for extra inputs and Dolby Atmos capability, available in all of the models above. See at Amazon • Denon AVR-S740H $349 Walmart Read CNET’s review CNET may get a commission from retail offers. See at Amazon Review • Sony’s superb STR-DN1080 receiver is an all-dancing entertainment machine Read CNET’s review $598 See It Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. The 2019 AVR-S750H replaces the excellent S740H, and while it’s been tweaked a little it appears to be essentially the same receiver. It has everything you need, including voice control compatibility via both Alexa and Google speakers, Atmos and AirPlay 2. The 2018 model is a better value, however. Crutchfield What to look for in sub-$500 receiver AV receivers are notoriously complex, with reams of features and confusing technical specifications. I’m going to sum up the most important ones right here. 4K HDR compatibility You want to make sure your new receiver can keep up with the latest TVs and video gear. Standards do change all the time, but the bare minimum right now is support for HDR and Dolby Vision (at least HDMI version 2.0 or better). All of these models support 4K and HDR video. The rear panel of the Onkyo TX-NR585 offers six HDMI inputs Sarah Tew/CNET At least four HDMI inputs With most televisions and set-top boxes supporting HDMI, you should buy a receiver which has as many of these as possible. Front-mounted HDMI ports are kind of like appendixes — unneeded, because most users don’t do hot-plugging of HDMI devices — making the number rear ports what’s most important. The Yamaha has the least at four while the Sony and Onkyo have the most, at six. The Sony also offers a second HDMI out for Zone 2. You don’t really need Dolby Atmos “height” speakers The Yamaha is the only model here that doesn’t support Dolby Atmos and DTS:X but the effects they have on your movie watching can be subtle, or in most movies: non-existent. In other words, don’t worry about missing out on these new formats if you don’t install the extra speakers. Mounting rear surrounds high on the wall instead will get you half of the way in terms of immersion. Wi-Fi music streamingMost midrange receivers have onboard Wi-Fi music streaming. There are plenty of standards, but the most universal are Apple AirPlay and Chromecast built in. If you’re looking to build a multiroom system with a variety of AV systems and speakers wirelessly, these are the two flavors to aim for. The Onkyo and Sony are the only two that support both. The Denon models lack Chromecast but up the ante to AirPlay 2. For more on what you should be looking for, check out my full AV receiver buying guide. See at Amazon Sony STR-DN1080 See at Amazon See All Onkyo TX-NR585 $349 Best receiver for the money Sony STR-DN1080 $449 Denon AVR-S750H $499 Also consider Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier 9 Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? The 2018 Denon AVR-S740H has been replaced by the 750H (see below) but it’s still available for sale, and it actually sounded a little better than the new model in my tests. Unlike the Onkyo it offers Apple AirPlay 2 and lacks Chromecast built-in streaming, and its sound is on par with the Onkyo. Sarah Tew/CNET Want to find the best AV receiver under $500? I’ve tested some of the most popular big black boxes from the major brands recently, and in this middling price range the performance levels and feature sets are impeccably high. From Dolby Atmos to voice control to Wi-Fi music streaming these models have everything a home theater enthusiast needs. Thanks to recent price cuts, one offers better bang for buck than any I’ve reviewed so far. Disclosure: CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Sarah Tew/CNET
Household garbage from Sitka, Ketchikan and three other Southeast Alaska cities ends up in the Roosevelt Regional Landfill in Klickitat County, Washington. (Photo by Tom Banse/Northwest News Network)When you toss a candy wrapper in the trash, you’re sending it on a thousand-mile journey to a Lower 48 landfill. That’s the case if you live in one of five Southeast Alaska communities that send their garbage south via barge, truck and train.We’ll take you on that trip, beginning in Sitka, as part of the CoastAlaska News series, Talking Trash.Listen nowSitkan Megan Pasternak stands in her kitchen, holding a bag of garbage. So, what’s inside?“Not much. There’s a couple used paper towels, I hate to admit,” Pasternak said. “And some stuff that could be composted because it’s vegetable stuff, but we don’t do that anymore because of the bears around here. And some plastics that I couldn’t recycle and a few odds and ends.”And does Pasternak ever wonder what happens to it after it gets picked up by the trash truck?“Not really, but I always like garbage day because it goes away from my house and just disappears,” Pasternak said, laughing.Of course, it doesn’t. A garbage truck picks up her trash can, dumps the contents inside and hauls it to a solid-waste transfer station across town.There, it and most other Sitka trash is unloaded, shoved into shipping containers and trucked back across town to a barge dock. There, it joins more containers from Sitka and other Southeast towns.Jim Walters with Waste Connections operates a front-end loader to push trash aboard a container van, staged on the lower level of the Sitka Waste Transfer Station. The containers are barged to Seattle. (Photo by Robert Woolsey/KCAW)Sitka’s trash has taken that trip since the year 2000, when officials realized they were running out of space.“The landfill was reaching a level to where it needed a new location. It was becoming a mountain,” former Sitka City Administrator Hugh Bevan said.Bevan said officials considered building a new dump. But more stringent environmental regulations would have made it extremely expensive.New landfills have to virtually eliminate polluted runoff. And that’s hard to do in Southeast, where it rains up to 12 feet a year.“And the idea of shipping waste to an off-island landfill rose to the top as being the most cost-effective over the long term,” Bevan said.Sitka now barges approximately 8,000 tons of garbage a year south. When added to trash from four other Southeast cities, it totals about 22,000 tons. Another 1,300 tons of regional recycling is shipped the same way.The approximately 800-mile Alaska Marine Lines barge trip covers long stretches of open water and sometimes rough seas. It takes about 10 days.After arriving at the barge dock, the containers are loaded onto trucks for a short ride to the Republic Services rail yard, just south of downtown Seattle. Once loaded onto rail cars, they head about 300 miles east to the Roosevelt Regional Landfill in southcentral Washington.The final destinationThat’s where the long journey of southeast Alaska’s trash comes to an end.The landfill is in a wide bowl a few miles above the Columbia River. It’s bone dry and there’s not a neighbor in sight, which are two key reasons why it’s been so successful in getting contracts with cities near and far.“It’s under the radar and that’s really the way we like it,” Don Tibbetts said.Republic Services’ Don Tibbets looks over piles of garbage at the Roosevelt Regional Landfill, where he served as general manager. The landfill takes in about 22,000 tons of Southeast Alaska garbage each year. (Photo by Tom Banse/Northwest News Network)Tibbetts is a Washington state-based manager for Republic Services, which owns the landfill.“People like the garbage ferries to just take care of the garbage,” Tibetts said. “They don’t want to know where it goes. They just want to make sure it is being handled responsibly.”Tibbets said the regional landfill business took off when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency cracked down on polluted runoff from garbage dumps. He said this landfill is “highly engineered” with liners and collection systems to capture and treat whatever harmful liquid does percolate through.Southeast Alaska’s garbage is not alone. Much of Western Washington’s trash also heads here on trains often stretching more than a mile long.“More than likely, about 10 percent of the containers you see on the train in front of you has Alaska waste on it,” Tibbets said.One last truck ride shuttles the garbage containers a short distance uphill to the landfill, where the trash is finally tipped out, compacted and buried.The decomposing garbage generates landfill gas, or methane. A network of pipes and wells collects that gas and sends it next door to a small power plant to be burned to make electricity. So in a small way, the banana peels and hamburger wrappers Alaskans throw away indirectly light homes in the small towns of southcentral Washington state.Three other regional landfills are also located along the Columbia River.Other optionsBefore Southeast communities started shipping garbage to the Lower 48, they considered a similar option — not so far away.A group of cities called the Southeast Alaska Solid Waste Authority looked at a chunk of land in Thorne Bay, a former logging camp on Prince of Wales Island’s eastern shore.City Administrator Wayne Benner heads up the authority’s board.Trash from Southeast Alaska and the Pacific Northwest travel by train from Seattle to the Roosevelt Regional Landfill near the Columbia River. (Photo by Tom Banse/Northwest News Network)“That actually was a serious prospect,” Benner said. “When they first started out they were looking at a regional landfill facility. But when the study was done to look at it, it did not pencil out.”So Petersburg, Wrangell and Klawock joined Sitka and Ketchikan by hiring Republic Services to haul its garbage south. Benner said Thorne Bay will be next.It’s always possible that new technology and attitudes will change how the region’s garbage is handled. But ‘til then, Sitka’s Hugh Bevan thinks barging it south is the best solution.“The thing to keep in mind with solid waste is that you’re responsible for it forever,” Bevan said. “So if you build a landfill in your town, the responsibility for it flows to the next generation, along with all the capital costs associated with it.”Not every Southeast community ships out its trash. Juneau, with about half of the region’s population, still uses a local landfill. So does Haines.In both cases, garbage collection and disposal is done by a private company.