SEA Games: PH booters bow out WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Read Next SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LATEST STORIES PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses View comments Cray, who hails from Olongapo but lives in Texas, spent the few suspense-filled minutes waiting for the results lying on the track, totally sure that he won the first of his two finals events of the evening.The officials timer showed he clocked 50.03 seconds as against the Vietnamese’s 50.05. It was way off the 49.40 SEA Games record that he also holds.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 shutoutCray was probably saving himself as he was to compete later in the 100m dash which he also won two years ago.Another Filipino in the final, Francis Tiaga Medina, also crossed the finish line but on wheelchair as he appeared to have injured his legs. SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Eric Cray of the Philippines competes in the men’s 400-meter hurdles event of the 29th Southeast Asian Games. Cray clocked 50.03 seconds to win the gold medal. INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZKUALA LUMPUR — Eric Cray chose to coast along to the finish line despite a Vietnamese competitor and still emerged the men’s 400-meter hurdles champion Tuesday night in the Southeast Asian Games.Holding a big lead at the final turn, the defending champion brushed off the challenge of Quach Cong Lich in the final 50 meters to nail it via thrilling photo finish.ADVERTISEMENT
Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president “I definitely prepared myself this summer to be a big part of the offense, whether it’s scoring or being a playmaker.”The Jazz are going to need Favors to produce.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 shutoutThey are embarking on a new era with the departure of Gordon Hayward. All-NBA center Rudy Gobert and guard Rodney Hood are commonly thought to be the future of the franchise, but Favors could be the key to the Jazz earning back-to-back playoff berths for the first time this decade.Favors spent the last season and a half dealing with knee and back injuries that didn’t require surgery, but sapped him of his athleticism. Being light-footed and nimble in a powerful 6-foot-10 is what made Favors unique. He could attack the rim, finish with touch and knock down jumpers past the elbow. On the defensive end, the former No. 3 overall pick out of Georgia Tech was agile enough to guard multiple positions, protect the rim and not be a liability in pick-and-roll. MOST READ LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Read Next BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight But all that seems like a distant memory.Memories of Favors are now of him struggling to move, playing just 50 games and averaging 9.5 points and 6.1 rebounds last season — his worst since 2012-13. But the season before the injuries, Favors averaged 16.0 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.7 blocks and was considered a borderline All-Star. He and Hayward were thought of as the nucleolus of a young Jazz roster.Hayward, however, developed into a max-contract All-Star and Gobert evolved into one of the dominant centers in the league while Favors struggled to stay on the floor. The Jazz then brought in George Hill, who had a career year, and Joe Johnson, who started eating up major minutes at the four position, then advanced to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2010.Favors was no longer one of Utah’s rising stars.“Anytime a player goes through this, there’s no question of a mental component,” Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey said. “We do appreciate that Derrick persevered and didn’t complain when his role was adjusted. And adjusted appropriately because he could only handle so much of the load and minutes.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)SALT LAKE CITY — Derrick Favors knows he’s been the forgotten man in the Utah Jazz grand scheme.“I’m pretty much used to it,” Favors said. “The whole time I’ve been here has been like that. It seems like everybody seems to forget about me all the time. That’s what people kind of forget, I can score the ball, too, when I get the chance.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES “Not only was there the physical component, the mental component and the integration as well that he just wasn’t available during critical periods when the team was starting to perform.”Favors is now the healthiest he’s been in nearly two years and the timing couldn’t be better for the Jazz, who lost nearly 40 points per game with Hayward in Boston and Hill in Sacramento. The Jazz listed Favors at 265 pounds last season before he dropped 15-20 pounds during the summer. He improved his diet — cutting out a lot of red meat, pork and heavy foods while emphasizing lighter fare and more vegetables. Favors also worked to strengthen the muscles around his knee and focused on improving foot speed, lateral and explosive movements.“There was a lot of frustration last year, but he handled it well,” said Jazz assistant coach Antonio Lang. “He was really professional. There were some people taking some shots at him because he wasn’t as efficient as he’s been in the past, and he’s never a guy that’s going to say, ‘I’m not 100 percent.’“When Derrick’s healthy, Derrick can be back to being Derrick.”Those around the organization say there’s a clear difference in the vibe surrounding Favors. He took a couple weeks to get away after the season, spending time with family and friends. He his third child, Derrick Jr., was born on July 24.A motivated Favors now has something he has never had in Utah: A starting pass-first point guard in Ricky Rubio. And if that isn’t enough, Favors is in a contract year.“I’ve got a big opportunity in front of me right now,” Favors said. “We’re going to be a different type of offense now that Gordon is gone.” Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Rhode Island girl collapses at soccer game, dies at hospital View comments
After seemingly out of contention, Kolkata Knight Riders won eight matches in a row to make the final.The Indian Premier League has indeed come full circle and will end in the same city which hosted the auction on February 12. Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab – the two best teams in the competition – will clash in the final at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium on Sunday.While the two teams have met three times so far – with KKR winning twice – it will be a new day and more importantly the biggest stage in franchise cricket.KXIP were considered one of the favourites after they picked the most well balanced team at the auction. KKR, the 2012 champions, were criticised for picking a squad that some felt lacked panache. KXIP took the IPL by storm thanks to Glenn Maxwell. Kolkata, on the other hand, started in typical fashion – snatching defeat from the jaws of victory and looking to finish another year among also-rans.Kings XI Punjab, led by George Bailey (left), were never out of the top two spots in the league table.But what is IPL without drama and players turning the impossible into possible? As Robin Uthappa joined skipper Gautam Gambhir at the top of the order, KKR won eight consecutive matches to reach the final.KXIP looked to have forgotten what made them fire in the early stages. Despite topping the group stages, they lost to KKR in Qualifier 1 and needed to beat Chennai Super Kings in Qualifier to secure a place in the final.advertisementOn Sunday, it will be a contest between KXIP’s batsmen – led by the rejuvenated Virender Sehwag – and KKR’s bowlers – led by the reliable Sunil Narine. But the problem KKR might face is that unlike the wicket at the Eden Gardens, the Bangalore one is a batting paradise and KXIP batsmen might not find it so difficult to negate Narine’s spin. KXIP will come up against Orange Cap holder Uthappa on his home ground. The way he was dispatching bowlers during training on Saturday, Punjab have their task cut out.Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan.”We know they are a very good side and we will need to be at the top of our game and perform in all three departments if we have to beat them,” Gambhir said. “It is about turning up and performing as a team. We are not trying to put undue pressure on ourselves and will look to treat this as just another game.” KXIP skipper Bailey echoed Gambhir’s sentiments.”The pressure on us is equivalent to the pressure that we put on ourselves. So we need to go out and enjoy ourselves on the big day,” he said. However, weather could play spoilsport as there is some chance of rain on match day. Cricket fans will keep their fingers crossed.
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea youth coach Cole: Lille spell good for meby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea youth coach Joe Cole has spoken of his time with Lille.The Blues meet LOSC in the Champions League tonight.”We missed out on the title but qualified for the Champions League again, which was the goal when I arrived because Lille are a big club,” he told chelseafc.com. “Their new stadium is amazing, they have an incredible youth system and a fantastic training ground. The club is the real hub of the city so it’s a great place to play football and I have fond memories from my time there.”Ligue 1 is a strong league and I found it tough physically, as well as learning a lot tactically during my time there. Since I’ve left, the team have been a bit up and down. The French league is a different animal now and finishing second is almost like winning it because PSG are so strong.”
“The film side of Reggae doesn’t get mentioned that often and this is mainly due to the fact there is very little early footage which is easily accessible of the founding Reggae musicians. Most of the footage that does exist is scattered across the globe in archives and private collections and is often difficult and costly to access.” The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has announced that the Reggae Films In The Park event launched preparations to establish the new digital Reggae Film Archive at the National Library of Jamaica as “a big step towards preserving Jamaica’s cultural heritage and Reggae history on film.” Addressing the Emancipation Park audience at the February 15 screening of ‘Legends of Ska’ the Minister said: Story Highlights The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has announced that the Reggae Films In The Park event launched preparations to establish the new digital Reggae Film Archive at the National Library of Jamaica as “a big step towards preserving Jamaica’s cultural heritage and Reggae history on film.”Addressing the Emancipation Park audience at the February 15 screening of ‘Legends of Ska’ the Minister said:“The film side of Reggae doesn’t get mentioned that often and this is mainly due to the fact there is very little early footage which is easily accessible of the founding Reggae musicians. Most of the footage that does exist is scattered across the globe in archives and private collections and is often difficult and costly to access.”“A music as important as Reggae needs to have its film history documented and preserved for future generations so that they can appreciate and have a good understanding of the music and the people who created it. Many Reggae legends have never been seen on film, some people will know their music but will have only ever seen photos of the artist, so to have moving images of them at work is of great importance.”Accompanied by Beverley Lashley, National Librarian at the National Library of Jamaica, Minister Grange explained that the database will be an innovation that will preserve the hundreds of documentaries, feature films and videos to enable study and research, as well as viewing of films that record Jamaica’s Reggae music history. More than 200 films collected during the staging of the Reggae Film Festival between 2008 and 2013 will be donated by film festival organiser Barbara Blake-Hannah to begin the database, which will be added to by films from Reggae Films UK archivist, Peter Gittins.Minster Grange said it was her intention that “one day people will be able to come into the National Library of Jamaica and type in the name of any Reggae practitioner and be able to view a long list of all the films that exist of that particular artist/musician to learn from, to teach about and to spread Jamaica’s musical gift to the world.”BMG Films, producers of ‘Rude Boy: the Trojan Story’, will present Minister Grange with their ‘Q’ Award as a donation to the Reggae Film Archive.
zoom Classification society DNV GL and Peace Boat, the Japan-based international non-profit NGO, inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at SMM maritime trade fair in Hamburg on September 6, forming a partnership to develop the Ecoship cruise ship.According to DNV GL, the MoU will see the partners work together on the design, construction and operation phases of the vessel and the promotion of the Ecoship as a flagship for climate action, the sustainable development goals and for sustainability in shipping.Planned to sail in 2020, the 55,000 ton ship will be able to accommodate 2,000 passengers. It will feature a length of 224 meters and a width of 31 meters.Peace Boat aims at creating a vessel design and a set of specifications that “incorporates environmentally friendly technologies, is out in front of incoming regulations, and offers a transition model towards a low-carbon economy.” The vessel has been designed by the Spanish architectural naval design company, Oliver Design. The design incorporates features such as ten masts to harness wind energy for propulsion, solar panel-covered sails and a 6,000 m² top-deck solar farm, a closed-loop water system to reuse, purify and re-purpose water and waste heat recovery systems.“The cruise industry is growing so fast, particularly in East Asia, and the need to mitigate the environmental impact of such expansion is very important. Through its technical characteristics and in the programmes that it carries out we hope it will encourage a model for ‘green’ cruising and further innovations in the cruise industry,” Yoshioka Tatsuya, Founder and Director of Peace Boat, said.Image Courtesy: DNV GL – Maritime
zoom Chemicals shipping company Navig8 Chemical Tankers has entered into sale and leaseback agreements with CMB Financial Leasing for two of the company’s 25,000 DWT stainless steel chemical tankers.The ships in question are 2017-built Navig8 Saiph and Navig8 Sceptrum, and the expected net proceeds from the transaction are set at USD 66.84 million.“A portion of the proceeds will be utilized to repay existing loans used to finance the vessels’ newbuilding contracts under the bank loan facility announced by the company on November 3, 2016,” the company said.Navig8 Chemical Tankers has entered into 7-year bareboat charters with CMB for the vessels that will be sold and delivered to CMB.The company has purchase options to re-acquire the vessels during the charter period, with the first such option exercisable on the third anniversary of the date of delivery of each vessel to CMB, and obligations to repurchase the vessels at the end of the bareboat period.Navig8 has 31 chemical carriers delivered to its fleet and anticipates delivery of one more ship by mid-2017.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Environmental Managers Association of B.C. (EMA of BC) presented the Doig River First Nation (DRFN) with an Indigenous Project Award.Saturday, June 13th, 2019 at an Awards Gala, the Indigenous Project Award was to recognize an innovative orphan well restoration pilot project. As part of the recognition, DRFN received $2,000 in funding from the EMA of BC that will go toward training a member of the community in environmental practices and fieldwork. “We would like to thank the EMA of BC for this opportunity to achieve our vision to be a leader in the area of environmental restoration of orphan wells,” said Chief Makadahay. The pilot project creates meaningful engagement with key players that include DRFN, BC Oil and Gas Commission (BCOGC) and industry contractors who work together toward the long-term goal of restoring hundreds of orphan well sites on DRFN traditional territories in northeast B.C. The budget for each orphan well reclamation project varies greatly depending on its size and scope. Provincial funds have been established to help pay for the growing problem of abandoned well sites in Western Canada. Earlier this year, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that energy companies must fulfil their environmental obligations before paying back creditors in the case of insolvency or bankruptcy.“Doig River has experienced a lot of activity in its territory over the last 40 years and we would like to be part of the solution to reclaim and restore the land,” said DRFN Chief Trevor Makadahay. “This is important to our community, so we can exercise our treaty rights on a landscape that is healthy and back to its natural state.” Full remediation and reclamation of an orphan well site start with a full assessment of the contamination level of soil and/or groundwater. Depending on the size and scope of the work, contaminated material may be removed and transported to a landfill and/or Treatment, Recovery and Disposal (TRD) facility or treated onsite. Any issues with the wellbore integrity need to be resolved and the wellhead or pumpjack is dismantled and transported to a metals recycling facility. Once the equipment and contaminated material is safely and responsibly dealt with, the site is ready for the reclamation phase. Activities in this phase include may include replacing topsoil, recontouring the land, reseeding and ongoing maintenance such as regular soil and groundwater sampling.
Rangers defender Gareth McAuley has urged his teammates to cut out indiscipline following their eighth sending off of the season against Aberdeen.McAuley believes the team will have to exert more self-control if they are to reduce the number of needless red cards.Rangers manager Steven Gerrard admitted he was ‘concerned’ by his players indiscipline and that it could derail their title ambition this season.McAuley insists the players owe it to each other and the fans to improve their discipline on the pitch.“People play on the edge, you have to play on the edge to be a winner – there’s no getting away from that,” he said, according to Daily Mail. “But you also have a responsibility to your team-mates to have some self-control.”“If you are in a situation when you are on a yellow card, you need to make sure you stay on the pitch for your team-mates.”Gareth McAuley reacts to winning MBE award of the year Henry Ikenna Ugwu – December 29, 2018 After winning the MBE award, Rangers center back Gareth McAuley is happy with the award and glad he won it before the end of…“We are not pointing fingers or anything like that. Yeah, it made it tougher when Alfredo went off. He plays on the edge and has won us games before. The biggest disappointment is that we now lose him for a couple of games.”“It is a good dressing room. It is well policed around the training ground and in the dressing room. We have spoken about it even when the manager wasn’t in the dressing room.”“So it has been touched on – but we need to nail that down because it could possibly cost us.”“The manager has put a marker down that we need to be better as a group.”“Playing with ten men, the number of times it has happened, can take its toll on the players – especially with the number of games some of the lads have played already.”“You lose important players for important games, you lose match winners for big games and that’s a frustration for all of us.”
Arsenal are reportedly lining up a move for Bayern Munich’s James Rodriguez to replace Mesut Ozil in their midfieldThe Gunners’ patience with Ozil is beginning to run out with the German failing to consistently produce the kind of performances that merit a £350,000 a week salary.Manager Unai Emery, who previously revealed that he can only make loan signings for this month’s transfer window, has allegedly been told the club’s wage bill must be lowered in order to sign player’s permanently.Now the Daily Mail reports that the Spaniard is looking to offload Arsenal’s biggest earner in Ozil and could attempt a move for James later this year.Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.The Colombia international has previously expressed a desire to turn his two-year loan deal at Bayern from Real Madrid into a permanent one this summer.But it’s unclear whether the Bundesliga champions actually intend to go ahead with pursuing a deal for James beyond this season, which could make him available for as little as £3m.Meanwhile, it’s understood that Arsenal have received an £18m offer from Atletico Madrid for Ozil.