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  • Marcial eyes Olympic gold before going pro

    first_imgPussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding John Marvin and Felix Marcial. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netEumir Marcial is undoubtedly one of the most illustrious amateur Filipino boxers of his generation, winning two gold medals in the Southeast Asian Games and one in the International Boxing Association Youth World Boxing Championships.Despite his daunting resume in the amateurs, the 22-year-old middleweight doesn’t see himself fighting in the professional ranks in the near future.ADVERTISEMENT Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:29Police 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 Read Next MOST READcenter_img “I’m really happy that I got awarded again, this is just a little one but I’m hoping I can get the big one,” said Marcial. “I won’t stop until I get that Athlete of the Year award.”Marcial added he’s preparing for the 2018 Asian Games that will be held in Jakarta, and part of his preparation is competing in the World Series of Boxing where he’s part of the British Lionhearts team. LATEST STORIES “As of now, I don’t see myself going pro, because my goal really is the Olympics and I’m really dreaming of getting the gold,” said Marcial in Filipino during the PSA Awards Tuesday at Manila Hotel.“First I must win the Olympics, then I’ll go pro.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMarcial and SEA Games teammate John Nobel Tupas Marvin were given special awards for their gold medals in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games.The award Marcial received on Wednesday was his fourth overall from the PSA, and he plans to add the biggest trophy the Philippines’ sports writers give out yearly—the Athlete of the Year. Westbrook hits 30 in OT clincher as Thunder top Mavs AFP official booed out of forum Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

  • De Silva, Chandimal fight as Sri Lanka reach 119/4 at lunch,De Silva, Chandimal fight as Sri Lanka reach 119/4 at lunch

    first_imgRavindra Jadeja celebrates with his teammates after dismissing Angelo Mathews of Sri Lanka caught by Ajinkya Rahane on the fifth day of 3rd Test match at Firoz Shah Kotla ground, in New Delhi on Wednesday. Photo: Sandeep Saxena   –  The Hindu Cricket: Youngsters guide Sri Lanka to draw, India claim series × SHARE RELATED COMMENT Ravindra Jadeja celebrates with his teammates after dismissing Angelo Mathews of Sri Lanka caught by Ajinkya Rahane on the fifth day of 3rd Test match at Firoz Shah Kotla ground, in New Delhi on Wednesday. Photo: Sandeep Saxena   –  The Hindu null Sri Lanka now need another 291 runs to reach the target of 410 while India will require six wickets from here on Published on cricket Ravindra Jadeja endured mixed luck with no-balls as young Dhananjaya De Silva’s gutsy half- century enabled Sri Lanka to stay afloat by reaching 119 for 4 at lunch on the fifth day of the final cricket Test against India here.Jadeja bowled two no-balls – one of which accounted for Angelo Mathews (1) – with umpires missing it altogether. Then the second was a brilliant delivery to clean up Dinesh Chandimal but the umpires were more cautious and promptly called him for overstepping.Sri Lanka now need another 291 runs to reach the target of 410 while India will require six wickets from here on.De Silva, unbeaten on 72, added 84 runs for the fifth wicket with skipper Chandimal (27), on a day when Feroz Shah Kotla was bathed in bright sunshine, cutting through the haze that had forced visiting players to don anti-pollution masks till yesterday. De Silva has so far faced 128 balls hitting nine boundaries and a six off Ravichandran Ashwin.Jadeja’s no-ballsFirst innings centurion Mathews was dismissed, when he edged one off Jadeja (3/25 in 16 overs) to the slip. But the left-arm spinner was lucky as he was not called for no-ball even as replays showed that no part of his foot was behind the popping crease.However, Jadeja was not so lucky when he bowled a classic left-armer’s delivery that had Chandimal beaten all ends up. This time umpire Joel Wilson checked for the no-ball and the Sri Lanka captain got a reprieve.The morning session was a battle of attrition for the Sri Lankans with De Silva showing positive intent going for his strokes. The shot with which he brought up his third Test fifty was a copybook lofted stroke. As Ashwin flighted one, he was quick to reach to the pitch of the delivery and hit it over long-on. The 50 came off 89 balls.Dhananjaya also played a cheeky lap shot off Ashwin while seeing off a good spell from Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma. His footwork was decisive against both pace and spin while he left the short deliveries well.The pitch being a flat one helped the Lankans to survive but the home team is still very much on top and one more wicket will certainly tilt the match decisively in India’s favour. SHARE SHARE EMAIL December 06, 2017 COMMENTSlast_img read more

  • Formula One governing body welcomes Liberty Media investment

    first_imgJean Todt, the head of Formula One’s governing body which has to approve any takeover of the sport, said on Thursday he looked forward to working with new owners Liberty Media and welcomed the US company’s investment. (Formula One faces big shake-up after Liberty deal)The International Automobile Federation (FIA) said in a statement that it had not been involved in negotiations for Liberty to acquire Formula One’s parent company from CVC Capital Partners.It added that it awaited more information about the deal and wanted “to discuss with all parties the possible consequences of this agreement on the promotion of the FIAs flagship championship.”Todt, a former Ferrari team principal, said the FIA welcomed the long-term investment by a company with extensive interests in sport, media and entertainment.”We acknowledge Liberty Medias wide expertise in these fields and we look forward to working in close partnership with them in the future in order to further develop Formula One and bring it to new generations of motor sport enthusiasts around the world,” he said.Liberty Media has acquired an initial 18.7 percent stake from CVC and plans to compete a cash and shares deal by the first quarter of 2017.The company is owned by U.S. mogul John Malone, whose 40 years of deal making in the cable and pay-TV industry have earned him the nickname the “Cable Cowboy”.last_img read more

  • SPORT-PAK-AZHAR 2LAST

    first_imgBut Ali believes the confidence level of the players was But Ali believes the confidence level of the players was high after the series win over the struggling West Indies.”We have good players who have gelled well,” said Ali, who singled out batsman Babar Azam for his three successive hundreds.”Babar (Azam) stood out in this series and to score consistently with back-to-back hundreds shows that he has that hunger. He has given a world class performance,” said Ali of the 21-year-old.Azam scored 120, 123 and 117 in the three matches to become only the third Pakistani and eighth batsmen in all one-day cricket to hit three consecutive hundreds.Ali credited new head coach Mickey Arthur with the improvements.”Mickey has an important role,” said Ali of the former South African and Australian coach who took over in May this year.”Its a full team and the credit also goes to the selection committee, fielding coach Steve Rixon, physio Grant Luden and (batting coach) Grant Flower — all have contributed a lot so its a full team.”Pakistans next one-day series will be in Australia early next year and Ali feels his team has the potential to do well.”We can challenge Australia as well because we have new players who are match winners.” AFP SSC SSClast_img read more

  • Ashes 2019: James Anderson gives England injury scare during Edgbaston Test

    first_imgEngland pacer James Anderson felt tightness in his right calf while bowling in the first session of the Edgbaston Test against Australia and will undergo a scan to discover the extent of the injury.Anderson had to leave the field after bowling 4 over in the 1st Ashes Test. England’s all-time leading wicket-taker had torn his right calf playing for Lancashire against Durham last month and missed the match with Ireland.Anderson had pulled up on his run-up and was then forced to leave the field on day three of Lancashire’s match against Durham on July 2.England are already without the services of lanky pacer Jofra Archer who is in rehabilitation period after a side strain.ENGLAND vs AUSTRALIA, 1st Ashes Test Live BlogIn Archer’s absence, England’s attack was being spearheaded by the Stuart Broad and James Anderson, whose record-breaking partnership was broken up briefly for last week’s Ireland Test.England have two pace bowlers in reserve – Sam Curran and Olly Stone were in the squad for this match. Mark Wood is also out for a lengthy period with a side injury.Earlier in the day, Australia won the toss and opted to bat first in overcast conditions at Edgbaston in the 1st Ashes Test.Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes provided early breakthroughs for England as they accounted for the wickets of David Warner, Cameron Bancroft, and Usman Khawaja in a fiery session.Also See:last_img read more

  • FIREFIGHTERS TRAIN FOR GRAIN BIN RESCUES

    first_imgSiouxland farmers will soon be busy with this year’s harvest, and safety precautions are needed for most of those activities.Le Mars firefighters just completed a training session for one particular farm related accident…..grain entrapment.Fire Chief Dave Schipper says now is the time a grain bin accident is most likely to happen, and they want to be ready:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/BIN1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……….of those situations. ;21When performing a grain entrapment rescue, firefighters use a series of panels that surround the victim in attempts to keep any additional grain from collapsing:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/BIN2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………..crushing them. :22Schipper says when a victim is caught in a flowing grain entrapment accident, it is nearly impossible to pull that victim out, unless you have the proper equipment.Le Mars Fire and Rescue conducted its grain rescue at Agri-Center of Le Mars with the help of a semi trailer filled with corn.last_img read more

  • Motorola One Action India launch today: Expected price, specs and livestream link

    first_img Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiAugust 23, 2019UPDATED: August 24, 2019 16:04 IST HIGHLIGHTSMotorola One Action set to launch in India today at 12pm.One Action sports a 21:9 display and comes with an ultra-wide action cam.It is an Android One device that will run on stock Android 9 Pie software.Motorola is all set to launch the Motorola One Action in India today. The launch event will take place in New Delhi and will start at 12pm. You can catch the livestream of the launch event via the company’s official Facebook and YouTube channels. The Motorola One Action falls in the same family as the One Vision which launched in India a few months ago. The One Action is an Android One phone that will also sport a 21:9 widescreen display, triple camera setup with an ultra-wide action cam and will be powered by Samsung’s Exynos 9605 chipset, among other things.Following today’s launch event, the Motorola One Action will go on sale on Flipkart. The e-commerce platform has a dedicated microsite teasing the arrival of the One Action. The One Action has already been launched in some markets outside India, so we are aware of its specs and design. As for the pricing, the One Action price in Europe is set at EUR 259 (approx Rs 20,000) for the 4GB RAM and 128GB storage model. We expect the India price of the One Action to fall just under Rs 20,000.Motorola One Action specificationsThe Motorola One Action sports a 6.3-inch FHD+ CinemaVision display with a 21:9 aspect ratio that delivers a widescreen viewing experience. It gets a punch-hole cutout on the top left corner of the screen much like the One Vision. It gets a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and a vertical triple camera setup on the glasstic rear panel.As mentioned earlier, the One Action is an Android One device, which means it will run on a stock version of Android 9 Pie. The smartphone is powered by a Exynos 9609 chipset paired with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage with support for storage expandability via a microSD card.advertisementThe triple camera setup on the back of the Motorola One Action includes a 12-megapixel main camera, an industry-first ultra-wide action cam with enhanced video stabilisation support and a 5-megapixel depth sensor. Up front, the One Action gets a 12-megapixel selfie camera hidden within the hole cutout. The smartphone houses a 3,500mAh battery.ALSO READ | Motorola Razr is now rumoured to launch by December 2019, could be cheapest folding smartphoneGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow MotorolaFollow One Action Motorola One Action India launch today: Expected price, specs and livestream linkMotorola is all set to launch the Motorola One Action in India today. The company will livestream the launch event and the smartphone will go on sale on Flipkart.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

  • Escape to the Arctic Circle at Finland’s Snowman World Glass Resort

    first_img Live Out Your Westworld Dreams at Casteel Creek Retreat A Pop-Up Hotel Is Coming to the North Pole in 2020 Snowman World/Lumiukkomaailma/FacebookThe interiors feature a sleek, upscale, thoroughly Scandinavian design with hardwood laminate flooring, clean-lined furniture, and minimal decorative accents. All offer luxury appointments including spacious living areas, well-stocked kitchenettes, hot tubs, and private saunas. Perched atop a spiral staircase is the master loft where a massive glass skylight offers unparalleled views of the Aurora Borealis from the comfort of your own bed.Assuming you can pull yourself away from your room, this a legit resort with five-star amenities. The main building houses a domed, two-story restaurant. Free breakfast buffet and a three-course gourmet dinner of authentic Lappish cuisine are available. For the uninitiated, that means hearty dishes like game meat appetizers, reindeer steak, salmon soup, and leipajuusto (a fried bread cheese dessert garnished with cloudberries), plus ungodly amounts of glögi (mulled wine) to help you forget about that mild frostbite.Snowman World/Lumiukkomaailma/FacebookIn the last few years, Finnish Lapland has evolved as a hotspot for adventurous, Arctic-loving travelers. The region’s long list of cold-weather outdoor opportunities includes dog-sledding, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and unique cultural experiences with the Sámi people. With near-zero light pollution, consistently cloudless skies, and high northern latitude, it’s also one of the world’s best spots for watching the Northern Lights.Glass Resort joins a long list of new Lapland hotels including the Game of Thrones Ice Hotel, the now famous Glass Igloos at Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, and the forthcoming Koutalaki Ski Village which promises to offer rooftop skiing.Nightly rates at Snowman World Glass Resort start at USD $600 (double occupancy). But, can you really put a price tag on watching the Northern Lights while herds of Santa’s reindeer prance outside your bedroom window? Editors’ Recommendations World’s First Luxury Space Hotel Promises Climbing Wall, Low-Gravity Basketball Courts center_img This All-Black Cabin is Like a Pair of Binoculars Taking in the Canadian Wilderness Give Your Hypercar the Garage It Deserves with a Custom Aston Martin Lair Snowman WorldFor anyone who’s ever wondered what it’s like to live in a snow globe, there’s no better destination than northern Scandinavia. It’s a pristine winter wonderland where it snows all the time, reindeer run wild, and Santa Claus lives. Now, Finland is looking to woo even more travelers to its own slice of the Arctic Circle with yet another stunning, one-of-a-kind resort.Located in the Santa Claus Village (we swear that’s a real place) of Finnish Lapland is the accurately named Snowman World Glass Resort. Here, in the dense snowy woodland of Rovaniemi, is a series of two-story glass “cabins” unlike any other. Their architecture is inspired by the traditional Kota huts of the native Sámi people who have called Scandinavia home for millennia. The cabin’s towering, glass-heavy walls and cleverly placed windows are all designed to bring the outside in.last_img read more

  • Live with it forever Mourners fill Humboldt hockey arena for team announcer

    first_imgHUMBOLDT, Sask. – Hundreds of mourners, many wearing the Humboldt Broncos colours of green and gold, attended the funeral Thursday for the team’s play-by-play announcer who also coached in the community.Tyler Bieber, 29, was one of 16 people — including 10 players — who died after the team’s bus and a transport truck collided Friday at a rural intersection north of Tisdale, Sask.Bieber, who coached high school football and basketball, was in his first year doing play-by-play for the team.Keegan Adair, 14, was one of the honorary pallbearers and was wearing the jersey of the Humboldt high school football team over his suit.He said the loss of “Coach Bieber” has hurt him and his teammates, but they will focus on happier memories.“He gave us a pep talk before one game and I had come off the field and my glasses were sideways in my helmet. He found it pretty funny and I just remember afterward him telling me how proud he was of how hard I played,” said Adair.“It’s difficult to say the least. Everyone’s torn by the whole ordeal. We need to push on and keep going with our everyday lives, but hold on to a lot of the dear things.”Boyd Henderson and his wife, Irene, said they were longtime Broncos season-ticket holders and wanted to show support for the family and the community.“We know the family. We know a lot of the players and a lot of players who have played for the Broncos over the years, so we came to support them,” said Henderson, who was wearing a green Saskatchewan Roughriders jersey.He said the town will survive, although the tragedy “will never go away. We’ll live with it forever. You just don’t get over it.”His wife said the service was “very emotional … very touching.”“It’s amazing how the community has pulled together and it’s so close. We’ll get through it.”A display inside the arena’s lobby featured photos of Bieber, high school coaching playbooks and an homage to his favourite sports teams — most notably the NFL New England Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady.Many of those attending wore ribbons of green and gold.An official with the Broncos issued a statement asking the media not to attend the funeral service.“A grieving family has asked for absolutely no media coverage of the event,” it said.“This is an incredibly emotional and trying time for Broncos families.”Bieber is survived by his mother, father, sister and two brothers.The service was held on the ice at the Elgar Petersen Arena where the Broncos play their home games.Services for home-town boy Jacob Leicht, who played left wing, and defenceman Adam Herold of Montmartre, Sask., were scheduled for Friday.Players on the team were from towns and cities across Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba.— Follow @BillGraveland on Twitterlast_img read more

  • Mom of 7yearold BC girl charged with seconddegree murder in childs death

    first_imgLANGLEY, BRITISH COLUMBIA, B.C. – The mother of a seven-year-old girl from Langley, B.C., has been charged with second-degree murder in the child’s death.The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says in a release that 36-year-old Kerryann Lewis was arrested Friday.Police say she has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Aaliyah Rosa and was scheduled to appear in provincial court in Surrey.Aaliyah’s body was discovered in the suite of a Langley apartment building on July 22.Cpl. Frank Jang says officers interviewed many residents in the neighbourhood as they compiled evidence.He says Aaliyah’s death is tragic and shocked the community.“Our deepest condolences go out to the family of Aaliyah Rosa and we hope that we were able to provide some answers to her family,” Jang said in a release Monday.last_img read more

  • Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal crack up answering autocomplete questions about Ryan

    first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement “Canada had sex with America and then they made the two of them and they’re twins and both of them tried to eat each other in the womb,” Jake jokingly answers that last question. “But they didn’t, they survived, and because of the trauma they both became actors.”As for Jake-related inquiries, the boys tackle questions including: Can Jake Gyllenhaal kiss? How is Jake Gyllenhaal pronounced? And what does Jake Gyllenhaal eat?“Funny you should ask: baby pandas,” Ryan answers regarding Jake’s diet.BY Chris Mejaski Advertisement Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal get giggly as they answer Google autocomplete questions about themselves.The pair have kicked their bromance into high gear while promoting their new film “Life,” and in the funny video for Wired attempt to clear up a few questions fans have apparently been googling about them.For example: Is Ryan Reynolds missing a tooth? Is Ryan Reynolds mean? And is Ryan Reynolds related to Ryan Gosling? Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

  • Dozens of Moroccan Teachers Injured as Police Used Water Cannons to…

    Rabat – In an overnight protest Wednesday night, April 24, police attempted to disperse protesting teachers with water cannons and batons, leaving dozens of the contractual teachers “seriously” wounded. 65 contractual teachers sustained “serious injuries.”A member of the national commission of the National Coordination of Teachers Forced into Contracts (CNPCC), Abdessamad El Amrani, said riot police met protests with violence, that not only left 65 in “serious conditions” but also sent some to intensive care. El Amrani added that most of teachers’ injuries were on their hands, backs, and legs due to the strong force of the water cannons and the batons.Read also: Contractual Teachers Start 6-Day Sit-In Monday in MoroccoThe incident came amid contractual teachers’ call for three days of marches in response to the Ministry of Education, which declared it would “suspend dialogue with teachers’ representatives” until striking teachers return to work. The protesting teachers have accused the education ministry of failing to abide by the agreements negotiated in an April 13 meeting. Contractual teachers said they would extend their strike until April 25 or more. The education ministry and teacher’s representatives have held several negotiation meetings since February 20 when the street marches began, but they have not yet come to a mutual understanding.Read also: Morocco’s Contractual Teachers: Each Protest Gets Bigger As More Join UsThe teachers have threatened a “blank year” of not returning to work for 12 months in protest of the ministry.Contractual teachers argue the education ministry does not put them on an equal footing with permanent teachers. They have been agitating for the abolishment of the fixed-term contract, some terms of which do not grant them the same level of job security as public sector teachers and to be hired into the public sector. Although the ministry promised it would abandon its contract scheme and later decided to amend some terms in the contract, all its attempts to find a middle ground with teachers have failed.Teachers consider the education ministry’s offers “patchy” and blame it for the consequences. read more

  • Enemy of the people? CNN’s Acosta defends press, and himself

    NEW YORK — Wherever CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta goes, he’s followed by the g-word. That’s grandstand. He even heard it jokingly when he met Ted Olson, who was part of the legal team that beat back President Donald Trump’s attempt last year to pull Acosta’s reporting pass.It’s usually no laughing matter. While Trump’s detractors love Acosta’s willingness to talk back to the president, supporters seethe.The criticism rankles Acosta, but he’s not backing down. He’s written a book that steals Trump’s derisive phrase for journalists he doesn’t like — “The Enemy of the People” — and tries to throw it back at him.Acosta said White House reporters never expected to spend so much of their time fact-checking a presidential election, but he thinks they’ve done it well.The Associated Press read more

  • Haitian farmers need more support says UN agency

    “Most of the response has been focusing on the urban aspect of the crisis, but the international community must not neglect rural areas if they want to overcome the massive effects of the earthquake in the country,” said Etienne Peterschmitt, Senior Emergency and Rehabilitation Coordinator for the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO).More than 200,000 people were killed in the magnitude-7.0 quake which struck Haiti on 12 January, with 1.3 million more people left homeless and key infrastructure destroyed in the capital, Port-au-Prince, and other areas.Mr. Peterschmitt called for greater investment in agriculture and job creation in rural areas to “stem the flow of displaced people back into Port-au-Prince and to support food security” throughout the impoverished country.FAO and the Ministry of Agriculture distributed agricultural supplies to 72,000 farming families in earthquake-hit and rural areas ahead of the critical spring planting season, which accounts for nearly two-thirds of Haiti’s agricultural production.This assistance has helped more than 360,000 people both produce and consume their own food, while selling the surplus for health and education expenses.Along with its partners, FAO aims to reach an additional 80,000 rural families during the summer planting season with tools, fertilizer, water pumps and high-quality seeds to boost local food production.An additional 10,000 households will receive assistance in vegetable gathering as part of FAO’s urban agriculture initiative in areas around Port-au-Prince, Ganthier and Cabaret.In a related development, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs John Holmes, who visited Haiti earlier this week, said that he saw “confirmed that alongside the authorities, we have really accomplished a huge amount – much more than we sometimes get credit or give ourselves credit for.”Despite the circumstances being “as difficult and complex a starting situation as any humanitarian organization can recall,” he said that schools have reopened, cash-for-work programmes have helped hundreds of thousands of people, and protection has been provided to the most vulnerable.“Overall we got a lot more right than wrong,” Mr. Holmes said at the New York launch of a report on Haiti by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC), the forum for coordination, policy development and decision-making of key UN and non-UN humanitarian partners.“Yet as always in operations of this kind, and given the scale of what was and is needed in Haiti, I could also see the magnitude of the task that remains, even on the humanitarian side, let alone the gargantuan task of reconstruction,” he added.The report, unveiled in Haiti on Monday, stressed that the humanitarian needs of people affected by the earthquake remain immense, and pointed to shelter as one of the main challenges needing to be addressed.The most important lesson learned, it said, was the need to better understand and work more effectively with the various actors from outside the humanitarian context, including the military and the private sector.“The global humanitarian architecture must be critically reviewed to ensure that it is not implemented in such a way as to preclude such partnerships which are critical to the most effective response,” the publication noted. 15 July 2010Although swift food aid and agricultural supplies helped to ward off a post-earthquake food crisis in Haiti, funding shortfalls for farmers is hampering efforts to boost food production six months after the disaster, a United Nations agency cautioned today. read more

  • Recent retail IPOs has Indochino considering going public CEO says

    Recent retail IPOs has Indochino considering going public, CEO says Drew Green, the CEO of Indochino, a custom suit retailer at his store in Vancouver, B.C. on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jimmy Jeong TORONTO – Indochino is mulling over the idea of an initial public offering following the recent splash Canadian retailers Aritzia and Canada Goose made in their trading debuts, says the CEO of the Vancouver-based suit maker.Drew Green, who took the helm two years ago, says the company has been “actively researching” the prospects of taking Indochino public though such a move may still be years away.“I think that opportunity will present itself for us,” Green said in an interview this week.“Right now, certainly this year, we’re entirely focused on continuing to operate and improve the business without putting a deadline on when we need to do that by.”Last month, Toronto coat maker Canada Goose (TSX:GOOS) made its market debut in Toronto and New York with a public offering valued at $340 million. Vancouver women’s fashion house Aritzia (TSX:ATZ) raised $400 million in an IPO last October.Both companies went public in pursuit of big expansion plans. Their shares soared in their initial trading days, though they have since levelled off.Indochino has set a lofty target of operating 150 stores across Canada and the U.S. by 2020, which would see its footprint grow more than tenfold in less than three years. It’s an ambitious goal for a company that started out as an online-only retailer 10 years ago.Since then, it has opened a dozen bricks-and-mortar locations with one more set for the end of this month. Indochino plans to launch five more stores, all in the U.S., this year.“Whether it’s 2020 or 2025, this business has a potential to get to 150, 250 showrooms, but we’re always going to measure and recalibrate as we go along,” Green said.He said the privately-held company saw sales grow 54 per cent year-over-year, with more than half of those coming from its online business, and comparable same-store sales climbing 32 per cent.Last year, it received a $42 million investment by Chinese manufacturer Dayang Group, which bought a less than 25 per cent stake in the company. In exchange, Indochino also has the use of dedicated production lines at Dayang’s facilities in Dalian, China.Green said Indochino’s goal is to bring made-to-measure dress shirts and suits to the masses, which means it needs to continue to expand its physical presence if it wants to reach customers outside of its mainly millennial base.Part of that strategy is to open many of its stores in top-tier shopping malls, where it can ensure it can build its brand presence and appeal to an older customer who may not be comfortable spending more than $400 online on a custom-made suit, he added.Retail marketing expert Brynn Winegard expressed doubts over whether Indochino will be able to pull off its “aggressive” expansion plans.“They’re projecting about 140 more stores in three years. That’s insurmountable,” said Winegard, of Winegard and Company.“They’re basing that on anywhere they’ve opened up a showroom, they’ve seen an increase at their online store … but that will start to dwindle when you have stores everywhere.”Green said it costs Indochino much less than a traditional retailer to open a store — a figure it pegs at under $100,000 – because none of their locations house any inventory.For now, he said the company remains focused on continuing to capture the male market, which it sees still has potential to grow. Once it does that, it would consider expanding to women’s and children’s custom wear, and opening up stores overseas, particularly in Japan, he added.Follow @LindaNguyenTO on Twitter. by Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 19, 2017 2:00 am MDT Last Updated Apr 19, 2017 at 3:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

  • Dont call us millennials Majority of young people say term does not represent

    first_imgThe word “millennial” has become synonymous with the young – but evidence suggests that they are starting to reject it.According to new research three quarters of under-30s say they do not feel the term represents them and more than a third say they don’t even know what it means.The study, carried out by marketing agency ZAK, argues that those aged between 18 and 30 have been misunderstood by society. The research suggests that young people have had enough of the negative connotations of the word, and experts say they may have a point.  She added that she was “not convinced” that young people were less hard-working than their parents.  “They see it as a marathon not a sprint – it’s much more about where that job can take you in the future,” she said. The term “millennial” came about because young people were unhappy at being called “Generation Y” – because it was too closely related to the previous group, Generation X, those born in the mid 1960s to early 1980s, added Professor Kelan.But now the new term is also falling out of favour. Professor Cary Cooper, of Manchester business school, said that the term “millennial” had become meaningless because it encompassed too many different groups. It is normally defined as including those born between the early 1980s and the late 1990s.  “It’s really quite a wide-ranging group of people. “What I would rather do is seeing other differences examined too – for example between men and women you find big differences,” he said. Young people were shaped by watching their parents divorce, lessening their enthusiasm for romantic commitment, and watching older family members be laid off during the financial crisis, reducing their faith in employers, he added. 18-24 year-olds probably have some things in common but the full age group is over 10 years – I don’t blame them for getting angry at being lumped together. “People make generalisations, and no-one likes being put into a category where they don’t agree with what the findings are. “It puts them into a category of being selfish and self-interested, and they’re not.  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Mark Ritson, marketing professor at Melbourne Business School & Singapore Management University, told researchers that “brains don’t change in a decade. We’re still driven by the same goals as our ancestors.”The paper is one of a series in which scientists challenge the widely-held idea that young people are selfish and workshy.  Elisabeth Kelan, professor of leadership at the Cranfield School of Management, who has researched millennials in the workplace, agreed that many of the stereotypes about young people have come out of their economic and social circumstances. “Much of the research is not based on really good evidence. I think it’s much more about the experiences that led you to have a specific mindset,” she said.  It puts them into a category of being selfish and self-interested, and they’re notlast_img read more

  • 31st Lonsdale Street Greek Festival breaking all previous records

    first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Over 150,000 people flooded the historic Lonsdale Street Greek Precinct on the weekend to be part of the 31st Lonsdale Street Greek Festival. The expanded offering saw the Festival take over the city’s busiest thoroughfare from Swanston Street right up to Exhibition Street making this year’s event the largest in its history.Wurundjeri Elder Ron Jones offered a Welcome to Country before The Hon Daniel Andrews (Premier of Victoria) officially opened the Festival and pledged that his government ‘will fund the Lonsdale Street Greek Festival $600,000 over the next four years with a further $337,000 to complete the installation of the Parthenon Frieze replica at the Greek Centre.’Others who took part in official proceedings included The Hon Matthew Guy (Leader of the State Opposition), The Hon Kelly O’Dwyer (Minister for Revenue & Financial Services) with Ms Julia Banks (Federal Member for Chisolm) representing the Prime Minister along with The Hon Bill Shorten (Leader of the Federal Opposition), Councilor Kevin Louey (City of Melbourne), His Grace Bishop Ezekiel of Dervis, Her Excellency Ekaterini Xagori (Ambassador of Greece to Australia) and Bill Papastergiadis (President of Greek Community of Melbourne).Before Crete born Giannis Haroulis hit the stage on Saturday night, the UNESCO recognised tradition of Momogeri (presented by Pontiaki Estia) was performed by international dancers from Kozani, presenting a captivating performance with dance groups from local community group Pontiaki Estia. By the time folk musician Giannis Haroulis appeared on stage with his band and the uniquely talented Konstantis Pistiolis (Villagers of Ioannina City) Lonsdale Street was overflowing, as all stages erupted with very different types of entertainment. The AA Holdings Stage was inundated with Greek-pop fans when DJs from Beautiful People turned up the volume. COMPETITION WINNERS ACROSS THE WEEKENDZorba ‘til You Drop, proudly presented by Touchdown Tours. Dion Manasis danced away with a flight to Greece after 61mins of continuous Zorba-ing. My Baklava is Better the Yours Christine Polyzos impressed judges with her baklava recipe, beating 16 other entrants. She walked away with a delicious hamper from Kathy Tsaples (Sweet Greek) and the crown of Best Baklava 2018. Magic Mic – Singing Competition Elizabeth Pardallis wooed judges with her interpretation of Στο Θεό Με Πάει (Eleni Fourera) taking home $500 from the National Bank of Greece and a recording studio session at Bakehouse Studios. On Sunday afternoon the Festival attempted the World’s Largest Zorba Dance creating one long chain of dancers moving to music amplified across all three stages and performance areas throughout the street. People of all ages linked arms in an inspiring attempt to make history while having a lot of fun. With smoke and aromas billowing through the street, attendees were enticed to try a plethora of food options. Mythos Bar partners Elyros served up slow cooked lamb, kalitsounia (hand made cheese pies) and traditional Cretan salads while the bar stirred some new Greek-Inspired cocktails. Truly a Festival of food, the Procal Greek Kitchen hosted some of Melbourne’s favourite chefs and cooks including Kathy Tsaples (My Sweet Greek) Phil Vakos (Bahari + Gringlish), Angela Nicolettou (Angela’s Kitchen), Mary Valle (Mary’s Kitchen) and Spiri Tsintziras (My Ikaria, out April 2018, and Afternoons in Ithaka) along with Festival newcomer Ella Mittas fresh from running a month-long event of Greek style feasts at Gertrude Street Enoteca. Bartender extraordinaire Jack Sotti of Boilermaker House, inspired by his Greek-Cypriot roots, flaunted his award-winning skills with a range of Greek-flavoured cocktails. A 101 lesson in brewing Greek coffee was delivered by our friends at Oasis and Vikki Moursellas (My Kitchen Rules) joined presenters as the host of the weekend.Later in the evening, the Procal Greek Kitchen was transformed into an intimate performance stage hosting local bands including The Habibis, Epirotiko Ensemble, Pascal Latra & The Philhellenes and Ravaisi.Celebrating diversity and cross-cultural collaborations was a key focus in this year’s Festival program with moving performances such as The Argonauts of the Pacific, which used dance to share the cultural links between the Maori people and the Pontic Greeks through the richness of their shared seafaring histories and including a performance of the Haka (traditional Maori dance) and Serra (Pontic war dance).As a first for the Festival, the entire weekend was broadcast live via a continuous feed through YouTube, making it a virtual event accessible by anyone with an internet connection. This, along with an impressive social media presence across the weekend helped to reach over 1million people across the last 28 days. Over 587K engaged with the 31st Lonsdale Street Greek Festival page, while more than 519K engaged with The Greek Centre’s page. Over 240K watched videos and more than 200K engaged with posts.Videos can be watched at https://www.facebook.com/pg/thegreekcentre/videos/?ref=page_internal and streams can be replayed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5dHGyK3LU4.The Greek Community would like to thank every single sponsor, performer, musician, dancer, food presenter, competition entrant, MC, stall holder and volunteer being part of the Greek Community’s largest event. The 31st Lonsdale St Greek Festival is a Greek Community of Melbourne event. www.lonsdalestfestival.com.auFacebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/202482900325458/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thegreekcentre Instagram: @greekcentre Twitter: @greekcentre Website: lonsdalestfestival.com.aulast_img read more

  • The Best in Beer Tech

    first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Fiber-Based Six-Pack Can Rings Offer Eco-Friendly Alternative to PlasticEven More Kellogg’s Cereal Gets Re-Born as Craft Beer Whether you prefer a lager, stout, IPA, porter, or just the plain ol’ foamy yellow stuff, there have been a lot of breakthroughs in beer in recent years. Crack open a cold one and join us as we take a look at some of the biggest!FizzicsIt’s hard to believe that it’s been three years since the original Fizzics popped up on Indiegogo. The countertop dispenser that claimed to “deliver an awesome fresh from the tap experience from any can, bottle or growler” raised over a quarter million bucks. It’s now an Amazon favorite, ringing up sales and four-star reviews.Brewie B20S and Pico Brew Z (pictured)There have been a ton of countertop homebrewing devices introduced in the last four years. Several of them trade convenience for lockdown — you’re limited to using prepackaged ingredient kits. That isn’t the case with the Brewie B20S and the Pico Brew Z. You’re free to use whatever grains, hops, yeast and other ingredients (say, coriander and orange peel for a nice Belgian wit) you want. The machines themselves are pricey, at $1799 and $1999 respectively. For comparison’s sake, a big pot, a couple of 5-gallon pails, and the rest of the goodies you need to go manual will run you about $100.Double-Duty YeastYeast already plays a vital part in the brewing process, but there’s a team of researchers who think it’s capable of doing more. Berkley scientists have engineered yeast that can actually impart a hoppy flavor to beer. It dramatically reduces the need for actual hops and could help reduce the environmental impact of beermaking. That’s way cooler than just brewing beer that was scrounged from someone’s privates.The Belgian Beer PipelineThey brew a lot of beer over in Bruges at the De Halve Maan brewery and they’ve been doing it since the 1500s. There’s just one problem. The historic brewery is two miles away from the local bottling plant. Many a truck has mad that run through the Belgian town over the years. To lighten the load on the town’s centuries-old cobblestone streets, the company cooked up a crazy-sounding plan: run a two-mile-long beer pipeline. They brought in oil and gas industry vets to make it happen and the beer’s been flowing since 2016.Raspberry Pi, a Bicycle, and BeerPhysical activity is a good thing. Physical activity that rewards you with free beer is doubleplusgood. Using an indoor trainer, a Raspberry Pi and some custom software, the folks at Birra Menabrea rewarded cycling fans with a frosty beer if they could beat a virtual opponent up a virtual hill. I can’t get behind spinning ever since that episode of Kimmy Schmidt where she joins Tristafé’s class — but this thing? Sign me up!It’s true, I *DO* love beer!Your Face On Beer Foam!Well, it doesn’t have to beer your face. You can now put any image you want on the head of a beer, and it’s all thanks to the mad geniuses behind Ripples. This miraculous machine is like an inkjet printer, except it’s monochrome and uses a proprietary malt mixture instead of ink. Your imagination is the only limit here. Well, that and the bartender’s willingness to let you upload. What could possibly go wrong?center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

  • Dzeko confirms Roma future

    first_imgAS Roma forward Edin Dzeko has confirmed that he will be remaining at the club after revealing that both himself and his family are settled in ItalyThe Bosnia-Herzegovina international had been linked with a return to the Premier League in the January transfer window with Chelsea, who were keen to sign a proven goalscorer in Dzeko due to Alvaro Morata’s struggles.But the move did not materialise with Chelsea later signing Olivier Giroud from Arsenal instead.However, Dzeko evidently has no regrets over what happened and is now fully focused on preparations for the new season as Roma look to build on their solid showing in the Champions League last term.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“What goals do we expect to achieve this season? In Rome, we always think too much about things and I do not want to do that,” said the 32-year-old, according to Calcio Mercato.“We bought important players, but the market is not finished so we can see and there are three great competitions, many players, a coach who transmits the right mentality, the one we need here, and hopefully in the league we will do well from the beginning and win many games.”“This is the most important thing. I feel very good here, even my wife and my children are doing well. We have had an incredible season in the Champions League and we hope to do better this year.”Dzeko scored 24 goals for Roma in all competitions last season and has another two years remaining on his contract.last_img read more

  • JAMAICA PM says country well position to capitalize on Health and Wellness

    first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, November 6, 2017 – Montego Bay – Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says health and wellness tourism is a growing market on which Jamaica is uniquely poised to capitalise.Addressing the official opening of the GWest Medical Centre in Fairview, Montego Bay, on November 2, Mr. Holness said the upcoming United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) conference in Montego Bay from November 27 to 29 offers the perfect opportunity for the country to showcase the world-class medical facilities and services it now has at its disposal.“The global growth in the flow of patients, health professionals and medical technology across national borders has made medical tourism a thriving sector,” Mr. Holness pointed out.“Jamaica is ideally poised for this growing market, which was valued at approximately US$20 billion in 2016. It is now estimated that it will reach approximately US$47 billion by 2021,” he added.The Prime Minister said the UNWTO conference will offer the forum where Jamaica will be able to highlight how far it has come in the area of health and wellness and its ability to now use it as a strategic marketing tool.“The conference will focus on a larger scale what GWest is in fact showcasing. It will be bringing ideas and capital together to create a valuable offering which will stimulate economic growth, job creation and profitability,” Mr. Holness said.The Prime Minister also noted that Jamaica has a competitive edge as it relates to medical tourism, pointing to “the availability of quality professionals, the island’s strategic location, increasing diagnostic facilities, and, importantly, Government’s support to facilitate growth in this market”.“Jamaica must continue to diversify and expand our tourism product in order to meet emerging market demands.   Travelers today are more discerning.   In some cases, due to ageing and complex health conditions, the availability of world-class health facilities is considered when making decisions to travel for vacation, business or to return home,” he pointed out.The Prime Minister, however, said that even with the best of intentions and all the best-laid plans in the world, unless the crime situation is brought under control, everything, going forward, will continue to be a challenge.“The business community here in Montego Bay is especially sensitive to this reality.   I want to say to the business people that we hear your concerns, and we are doing all that we can and more to ensure that we bring the situation under control very quickly,” he added.The Prime Minister noted that with the help of the business community and other stakeholders in Montego Bay, “we are serious about effecting sustainable, positive transformation”.“Earlier this week, with unwavering support in Parliament, we were able to secure the extension of the Mount Salem Zone of Special Operations for a further 60 days,” Mr. Holness said.“This will give more space to our law-enforcement teams to continue their security work and for the Social Intervention Committee to actually start the social-intervention projects that will see to a long-lasting sustained peace in those areas where the zones are implemented,” he added.The GWest Centre was established by a group of Jamaican medical and business professionals. It is housed in a modern multipurpose commercial complex and provides a wide range of high-quality medical services in the same location.Release: JISlast_img read more